The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 11, 1956
Page 10
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11.19M FAOCTON BLITIIEYILLiB (AKK..) wmvmn J-^TT» _ . Chickasaws Face Tallest Team in Big 8 Hot Springs Trojans Here For Thursday, Friday Tilts 0* Big Eight Conference battles with the Blytheville High Cbickasaws. Th» Trojans also have the tallest team in the conference this year. The Chicks will be after their first Big Eight win and their sixth victory of Bie season. It will bs their ninth game. They were presented defeats from Pine Bluff and a pair Srbm North Little Book. North Little Rock walloped Dorado last night 81-45. Hot-Springs, a team tiiat lost live of last year's starters has won six non-conference games this season, licking Malvern, Sheridan, Bismarck, Benton, Magnet Cove and El,Dorado. Their starting lineup, mostly all lettermen, boasts but one boy under si* feet. He's a guard, • Stephens, who stands 5-8. Trojan Lineup The remainder of the starting five (with their uniform numbers in parenthesis) are: Clyde Rhoden, 6-2 (19), Ronnie Garner, 6-4 (13), Gary Creighton, 6 even (4), and the Mountain Pine transfer standout Phillip Annan (15) also stands six even. Stephens' uniform number is 2. The Trojans, also, have yet to win a game in the Big Eight race. They took it on fine chin from North Little Rook in a close battle and were dropped by Ft. Smith. Coach Jimmy Fisher held a siff practice session at the Gym yesterday afternoon and another was set for today. All boys are in good shape No changes are contemplated in the Blytheville lineup. To date Fred Hodges, big Chick center, is the team's leading scorer. In the eight games played so far Fred has totalled 118 points, or about 15 points per game. Bobby Jones follows with 110 points, or a 14-point average. Close on his heels is Freddy Akers with, 109 tallies. It's a battle, of percentage points but it conies-to about. 14 per game also. , Charles Abbott hasn't hit his peak yet with 9S point* and junior forward Billy Daniels has gathered in 59. The most 'consistent makers of points have been tne guards Jones and Akers. Jones' worst effort was an eight-point total in the Marianna win. He had 18-point nights in the opener against Southside of Memphis and against Jackson. Akeri had a big night when die Chicks trampled Greene County Tech. He also hammered home 18. His worst night came at aJcksbn when he scored 10. Big Fred Hodges enjoyed two big 34-point nighte. They came in the second game of the season at Green County and here in the Marianna contest. He is charged with lour eight-point games, too. Abbott's best scoring perfor- Mustangs, Owls Easily Shake Off S WC Teams By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist and Rice kept a firm hold on the .op spots in the Southwest Conference basketball race ast night. . SMU had little trouble in dispos- ng oi the Texus Aggies, 97-68, at Dallas while the Rice Owls took he measure of Texas Christian, . ChirUt Abbott, Strong Chick Forward mance came in the Marianna fray Dec. J. He ran up a score of 17. Here against the Pine Bluff Zebras he was held to one free flip. Billy Daniels pitched in with 12 fee opening night of the season and had an off night with three in the first North Little Rock game. A» these totals indicate, there hasn't been too much assistance from the bench in the point tab ulation department but Coach Fisher has been relying mostly on his starters. Among the reserves, however, Bratcher and Holt are the big contributors. Tomorrow night in a game scheduled to get started at 6:15 Coach Hack Prince's B squad is ilated to meet Burd«t.t»_ The var sity skirmish is set for eight o'clock. Friday night Coach John Koldus's recently victorous Junior High Papooses are lined up for action with Osceola in a six o'clock game. Varsity competition moves up Friday to 7:30. Central Raps Lange in 'V League PI ay Central scored a'21-15 victory over the Lange quintet in "Y" Grade school league play at the National Guard Armory yesterday afternoon. It was a close battle all the way with Central's third quarter spurt being the difference. The score at the halfway mart was 10-10. Leading scorer in the contest was Lange forward J. W Hall who tallied 10 points, all in the first half. He was effectively covered in .the second half. Freddie Hstltf fled the winners with f points, including one ifeld goal and the rest on fouls. The Central scoring was well distributed as Bill Dunnavant got 7, Terry Wright 4 and Jerry Medford 2. John Holland was the only one able to tally in the second half for Lange, scoring two field goals anc a foul. Lyndell Small contributed much to the Lange defense, doing a good job of guarding Ratliff for most of the game. Lange meets Eudbury hi the nex' league game at the Armory Fridaj afternoon. Tag Match WEST POINT, Va. Iffi — James A. Hand killed the first bea begged in Kind William County in more than 50 years. When his dogs barked he grabbed a .22 rifle (nol recommended for bear) and shot the 250-pound bear in the neck. It bit him in the leg. While he was clubbing it with the rifle butt, a friend killed the bear with a shot- Wells-2" to 16" Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For It Pump It Soften It Filter It Cool It Irrigate With It GINNERS-TAKE NOTICE: Let us furnish your water needs for fire fighting power mitit cooling, for stalifiers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Yean to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems ( to fit your needs. have the answer to your needg for greater water and pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. 112 or 190 —Manila, Ark. Town Buys Car For Coach FARMVttLE, Va. Wl — Robert C. (Bob) Gilmer is driving a branc new automobile. Gilmer has coached Parmville high school teams for 18 years — in football, basketball and baseball His teams have won 382 contests, lost 137 and tied 6. But folks here noticed more than the record. They noted Bob taking boys to rural homes from practice after school buses were stored for the night. They noted'him taking boys and equipment to fnr-flung game sites in a battered car. They noted his emphasis on moral qua'] itles and sportsmansnip. Townsfolk paid the full bill to: the car. Read Courier News Classified Ads Osceola Blasts Wilson in Two In trouncing the Cadets, the ? onies ran their conference record three victories and no defeats •snd strengthened thier position as eading contenders for the con- 'cvence crown. The Owls, pre-sea „ ....... vorites until trimmed twice >y the SMU Mustangs, are rated I. Owls meet a rejuvenated Arkansas team at Fayetteville Fri- 1ny night. The Hogs proved a surprise, in copping their first two conference games -sifter an unimpressive season start. The Aggies take on Texas at College Station in other Friday night tilt while Texas Christian snd Baylor meet Saturday night in Port Worth. The Mustangs, whose appear ance last night was their last un- il Jan. 28, were paced by Larry Srholater who scored 24 points in- ciudingr 11 field goals. John Forten- jerry with 18 points was high man for the aggies. Both the Rice and TCU squads succeeded in 'bottling up their op-O'Neal by limiting him to 17 points, ponent's stars in the HoustonBut the Frogs weren't so success- game. The Frogs held Rice"5ful in stopping Joe Durrenherger Temple Tucker to 18 points and who chalked up 21 points to keep the Owls throttled TCD's Dickthe Owls out front. Cage Tilts OSCEOLA — Osceola's Seminoles, who haven't lost to a Class B Missco team this season, knocked off highlir favored Wilson here last night 7360. Osceola fell to Manila in an early game and to Greenbriar, last year's ruhnerup in state finals. The undefeated juniors of Osceohx continued on their winning ways also, slapping Wilson 48-28. C. A. Atrange 'with 19 and Lloyd Gillin- tine, 14, paced the Seminoles. 3n the senior contest.Jack Reeves was the pace setter with 27 points as Osceola led in all quarters. Richard Lucas grabbed 17 and Nelson Hopkins, 13, contribued to the winning cause. Wilson's Big Bill Traiium continued to burn up the county's nets with 27. Osceola's A and B teams tneet West Memphis Friday night. Tigers Smother | Ross Quints CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville Tigers won a doubleheader from the weak Ross School at Ross last night. Caruthersville topped Ross 73-39 in the A game after taking a 62-35 victory in the B game. .The Tigers led throughout both games. Caruthersville was ahead 39-19 at halftime in the A game. Joe WJ 1 " 6 was high point man for Tigers in the A game with' 21. Boone of Boss made 12. The Tigers had a 32-16 margin' midway through the B game. Three Caruthe'rsville players, scored 11 points. They were Rayburn, Hollowell and Wyatt. Milan was high for Ross with 18. A GAME Caruthersville Pos. Ross White, 21 F Easley, 5 Clayton, 9 F Boone, 12 Patterson C Welch, 5 Edgerton, 8 G Bryant, 3 Bartholomew, 2 G Mathenia, 5 Subs: Canithersville — Green, 10, j Michie, 10, Collins, 6, Thompson, | 4, Barnett, 3, Walls, Britton Lauck, I Hollowell. Ross — Hurley, 5, N ' Ward, 2, Milan, 2, Williams. SEKIOK GAME Osceola Pos. Wilson Wells, 7 F Peepers, t Gentry F Sugg, 12 Lucas, 17 C Bob Tranumn, 2 Hopkins. 13 G Bill Tranum, 27 Reeves, 27 G Cissell, 15 Subs: Osceola — Hill. 9, Reese, Dye, Wulson—Wiley, Rogers. BIG 8 RESULTS North Little Rock 81, El Dorado 45 TCU All-America back Jim Swink averaged 8.2 yards per carry during the 1955 football season. He made 1,283 yards on 157 car- Memphis State Runs Over W. Kentucky MEMPHIS WP)—With a closing surge that ripped open a. tight game .Memphis state walloped Western Kentucky 80-64 here last night. The Tigers, rated 17th nationally in The Associated Press poll, whirled from behind to take the lead just before the half, and stayed ahead the rest of the way. Win Wilfong led Memphis State with 27 points. Forrest Arnold paced .the Tigers in the first half and finished with 25. Western Kentucky's attack was spearheaded, by Owen Lawson, with 19 points, and Eric Back, with 14 Memphis State has a 10-1 record. Western Kentucky has a 5-7 season's mark. (Editor's Note: Former Blytheville High Chickasaw, Montroe Holland, scored si; points for W. Kentucky and grabbed at least 19 rebounds, according to reports. He was the Hllltoppers' playmaker. ..(With a minute and a half to play, Holland was removed from the game as the Hilltoppers tried u full-court press. They were behind two points at the time.- The strateg} failed and Memphis State ran »•»»} with the game.) Tom-Tom for Jim Hayes OKLAHOMA CITY W) —'James J. Hayes, Oklahoma City University professor, followed the school's basketball team to all games foi 25 years. In recognition for his interest, his English class gave him a real Indian tom-tom for his birthday. Armorel Skips Past 2-48 their home — _ skipped past Reiser's Yellow Jackets, 72-48. Flashy Carl Petterson belted home 27 points although he was on the bench throughout the third quarter and most of the fourth. Jessie Be vo Franc is Still Boasts Nice Average ' SALT LAKE CITY (Jl — Bevo Francis, who had the basketball world buzzing when he played for little Rio Grande College, is still scoring points at a pretty good clip, and his coach says he's a better player. Francis is averaging 23.4 points with the Boston Whirlwinds, who are touring the country with the Hurlem Globetrotters,.the Philadelphia Sphas and the Washington, D.C., Generals. His current average is nowhere near the 50.01 points he averaged at Rio Grande in the 1952-53 and 1953-54 seasons, but as Boston Coach Sid Goldberg said in Salt Lake City yesterday: "His competition against the play lor pay boys is much stiffer than at Rio Grande, where he played against many junior college teams. And his whirlwind average has been built up during a back-breaking schedule of more than 300 •jnmes in the past two years. Big center Mattison dumped in 22 points for Keiser. Armorel chalked, up an easy 40-18 halftime margin. They were never in danger. Coach Jordan Needham's /Tigers meet their next competition this weekend at Savannah, Tenn. Armorel now stands at 16 wins, three setbacks. In the opener Keiser's girls, aided by Smith's 26 big points, trimmed Armorel in a tough, close battle 52-48. Coats played a good game, making good on 19 piints. Hughes and Hudson had 15 and 14 respectively. Armorel Patterson, 27 Stinnett, 15 • Williams, 10 Garrison Coats, 4 BOYS GAME Poj. Keiser Carl Spain, 3 E C. Cpain, 2 C Mattison, 22 O .Boyce Smith, 9 G Poag, 1 Subs: Armorel: Marv Elliott, 12, Stevenson, 2; Mike Elliott, Lilly, Curtis, McGhee. Keiser — Whitehead, 6, Tommy Dees, 4. Sherman Named Best SC Coach RICHMOND, Va. — Eugene (Bo) Sherman of George Washington University has been named Football Coach of the Year hi the Southern Conference. Sherman, whose 1954 squad won only one of nine games, guided the Colonials to a 5-4 mark in the fall campaign. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick RENT: FLASH CAMERAS MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 YOU CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MARY WITH A CLOTHESLINE.. My ,, w . than yo. con keep a tornado from hitting your hous*. 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