The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW* FPIDAT, JANUARY 18, 19B6 Chicks Top Trojans in Slashing Game Abbott, Akers Hit 14 Each; Teams Go Again Tonight Blytheville entered the win column in Big Eight championship competition for the first time in the history of the school last night when they turned back the tall and tough Hot Springs Trojans at Haley Field Gym, 57-48. The Trojans are still without a victory in the Conference this season. The Chickasaws opened the game on Bobby Jones' close two-pointer »nd raced away to an 18-9 first quarter lead. The Trojans only tooT nine .cracks at the goal in this frame. Charles Abbott grabbed the de- Itnslve spotlight early in the contest, although in the entire game Hot Springs stole 20 defensive rebounds to 18 for the local boys. Abbott was a point-making standout also. Ke lilt for 14 as did his buddy Freddy Akers, Big Ronnie Garner and Clyde Rhoden tallied 13 apiece for the visitors. After an early 2-2 tie, the Chicks led throughout the remainder of the game. The Chicks continued to build on their first-period 1 9-point lead as 'they opened the second quarter with flye straight points before Rhoden could stop the romp with a nice two-pointer. A.pair of free throws by Garner and another Rhoden field goal trimmed the lead back,to 8 but the Chickasaws kept the pressure on. Abbott's sizzling drive-in and a fate-flip by Billy Daniels closed'out the second half. The Scoreboard ihowed Blytheville 27, Hot Springs «. Play at the close of the. half was ttr from classy as both quints were charged with some rather ragged play.' This was understandable, how- •ver, since both clubs were looking for their' first conference win and played exceptionally tough, rugged basketball. When play resumed, the Trojans forged ; back-lnto the 1 picture. Hodges caahed In. on a three-point play but It was sandwiched between nine Rot Springs points. At tK« five-minute mark the visitors had climbed to within a field goal on Phillip Arman's bucket but it was as close as they could reach. This is Arman's first year with the club. Ee's a Mountain Fine transfer, student. He contributed nine points for the night. The third period .was .another itormp session that saw Trojan Gary Creighton chased from the game for what an official termed "slugging, elbowing." Another teammate, Rhoden, left the game on five personals in the last quarter. Hodges followed him to the Blytheville bench for the seme reason. The Chicks had few scoring opportunities in the last eight minutes and failed to make good on a field goal attempt until General Akers, who was playing with an in- jured finger, let one fly from center court at the sound of the final horn. Both squads siiored SO llmta the final half. In all, the Chickasaws connected on 32 per cent of their field goal tries while the Trojans were hitting a feeble 26 per cent. At the charity counter Hot Springs registered 18 of 27 while the Chicks had a rather amazing 45 chances, and made good'on 31. Both teams bump heads Again tonight in another Big -Eight contest. Starting time has been moved up to 7:30. Hot Springs will still be trying to get off • the cellar floor. And the Chickasaws know just how they feel. In last night's preliminary the Blytheville B team, coached by Hank Prince, walloped the Burdette varsity 84-53. Bratcher and Coalter shared scor* ing".honors with 17 points each. Langley was the big noise for Burdette with 18. ' . Halftlme score was .34-15 in Blythevllle's favor. Coach" ,Prince, substituted freely in the third quarter and'the Pirates took advantage of the situation and outscored the B's 23-10. The regulars rushed to the rescue and sewed things up. The B record is now 5-3. Tonight's first game starts at 5 o'clock. .It'll pit -Johnny Koldus' Papooses against Osceola .Junior High. The . Paps trounced Poplar Bluff earlier this week. FIRST GAME Blytheville Coalter; 17 ... McMahan ..; Wyatt, 7 . Foi. TF ... F... C... Bratcher, 17 .. C.... Moore, 12 G. Bnrdetto McFate, 11 Langley, 18 ... Burks, 9 . Shearln, 4 . Easley, 11 Substitutions: Blytheville—Williford, 6, Young, 1, Scott, 2, Lutz, 2, Renfro. Burdette—McHaffey. SECOND GAME Blytheville fas. Hot Springs Abbott, 14 .... P Annan, 9 Daniels, 7 .... P Stephens, 8 Hodges, 12 .... C Garner, 13 AKers, 14 .... 6 Rhoden, 13 Jones, 10 G — Creighton, 2 Substitutions: Blytheville—Bratcher. Hot. Springs—Baltimore; 2, Searcy, Hill, Graves, 1. Slick Thief NEW YORK Ufl — Willie Mays was a difficult base runner to nab during 1955. He was thrown out only three times in 27 stealing attempts. The Giant center fielder stole Second H times and third 10. TWO ON ONE,— The.going was rough at Haley Field Gym. last night but that's the kind of play rugged Chickasaw Charles 'Abbott eats up. Here he goes over Trojans Rhoden (10) and Creighton (3). The Chick moving into the rebound battle zone is Billy Daniels. Blytheville won 57-48. Holland Splits With Steele HOLLAND—Holland's Lions split two games with Steele here last night. Holland topped Steele 65-51 in the boys' game and Steele won •the girls' game 49-47. High point men in the boys' game were Crews of Steele with 16 and James of Holland with 26. Holland had a 51-26 halftone lead. High scorers in the girls' game were Alexander of Holland with 35 Illinois Commission W/// Back Up Helfand's Fists CHICAGO (AP) — Outmoded codes are hampering some National Boxing Assn. members who are just as interested as Julius Helfand in ridding boxing of undesirable, NBA President Lou Radzienda said today. Kadzienfiu, member of the Illinois State Athletic Commission, indicated that full backing of Helfand's crushing of the New York boxing'managers' guild can be expected at a regularly scheduled meeting of the NBA Executive Committee here tomorrow. "But while the various NBA members are just as interested as Helfand in cleaning out boxing's undesirables, archaic codes stand in the way of some," Radzienda said. "For instance in Illinois we lack (lie power that Helfand has in be- Joins Phillips Motor Co. J. L. Ftawwtn has jatatd th. •ales staff *t fkllllp. Motor Com- Mr. Flwiiun MOM to Irw Manila, Ark... •M, aafl exl*n4i a Inrt- ikthsi «• alt Ms MM* I* C*M » Mrf ate UH «iUtaii«nc IfM •M «t FM ««» asri rtatta. ing able to take specific action. A person denied a license in Illinois has the right to appeal and commission .suspensions are. subject to administrative review. A woman wrestler recently was refused a license but a court reversed this. "I've been., trying to modernize pur state boxing code for seven years. It hasn't been substantially altered for some 28 years." Radzienda said the NBA will 'do something" about following up nonmember New York's lead against the guild, but that "the question is how to fit any similar platform into each state's laws." Helfand, chairman of the New York commission which, under its state's laws, is prevented from affiliating with outside groups such as the NBA, was invited to attend the Executive Committee meeting. He said developments in New York made it impossible for him. to attend. Asked if the NBA will take any stand in regard to the International Boxing Man jei-s Guild, parent of the New York guild, Radzienda said: "As far as the entire picture is concerned, I think it will turn out nicely. Take away the New York guild and what is the International guild? In Chicago, you don't know it's in existence." Try a Texaco Service Station First.' We Can Supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL "Let us power your farm and heat your home" We deliver anywhere in Mississippi Cowitr BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blytheville Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 HAMBURGERS For your protection, our Hamburger Pattiea are prepared and delivered frozen by a nationally known government inspected meat packing plant. A warm well-seasoned bun enhances the whole- tome delfciousnesa of this pure hamburger. KREAM KASTLE and Petty of Steele with 27. BOYS GAME Holland Pos. Steele Kenley, 9 F Spencer, H Smith, 13 F Waller, James, 26 C Crews, 16 Jackson, 13 G Wimberly, 2 Martin, 3 , G Michie, 7 Subs: Holland—Canada, 1, Lorren, Tilburn. Steele—Trowbridge, 4, Pruett, 4, Hiddick, Bishop. Read Courier News Classified Ads. The Man And Redhead Sign ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed the backbone of their team -t Stan (The Man) Musial and Red Schoendienst. The long-time National League Stan." stars expressed.satisfaction at the Champ Holdovew ceremony yesterday where they put their names to contracts calling for a reported $185,000 total. For Musial it will be the sixth season at an estimated $80,000. Schoendienst will get a reported $25,000, believed to be the same as last year. Said 'General Manager Prank Lane: "It wouldn't seem like a Cardinal team without Red .and 'Sucker Shift' Decision Left To Coaches LONG BEACH, Falif. W-As far i the football rules committee of the NCAA is concerned, it is up to the coaches of the country to solve'the false start or so-called "Sucker shift." The false start is a move by one teum to draw another'team offside and gain a 5-yard penalty, Earlier this week, in Los Angeles the American, Football Coaches Assn. voted to let its committee on ethics deal with the culprits.' So the governing .NCAA rule, makers in session .here decided yesterday to let it go at that, anc chairman H. 0. (Fritz) Crisler of the Dniversity of .Michigan de, clared the coaches are to be commended and his committee "supports them enthusiastically." The committee Is studying a.sit- uation where the official "loses th ball," amei ennehghuot h httet fullback had it, was stopped cold in the middle of the line and the whistle is blown, only to discover that the quarterback faked a handoff and passed for a sizeable gain if not a touchdown. E. E. Wieman, secretary of the rules body and athletic director ,at the University of Denver, emphasized that this could, and has created "an inequity.'' But whether it can be remedied in the rule book is something else. The coaches association itsel: did not make a single recommendation for a rule change. This is the first time this has happened since the NCA Abegan functioning in 1906. ; tea: hisO! im. 'nth The two are the only holdovers from the Redbirds' last championship club of 1946. For the 35ryear- old Musial it will be his 14th season with the St. Louis Schoendienst is ready for year. Musial will be trying, to add to the many records he already holds. He has a .342 lifetime batting average, has won the National League batting crown six times, was the league's most valuable player three years and set a major league record by hitting five home runs in a doubleheader in 1954. ' . . Schoendienst, who will be 33 next month, slumped in batting last year to .268.' compared to a lifetime average of .289. He Is regarded as the classiest'- fielding second' baseman in the majors. LeachvilieHirs Green Forrest LEACHVILLE — The Leachville Lions, hot on a 40. per cent field goal average, turned back Green, Forest here last night, 45-3». For Green Forrest it was their first defeat in 25 games. Norm Ward for-Leachville and .Green Forrest's Boss both netted 18 points. B. t>. Carter,. 12,. and Buddy Thweatt, 11, helped the Lions. After a close half, 20-19, the Lions pulled .slowly away. Leachville, meets Harrison tonight on the home floor at eight o'clock, Leachville Pos. Green Forrest. B. D. Carter 12 F Boss, 18 Atkeison, 2 ... F Greer, 1 Ward, 18 C Sneed, 18 Thweatt, 11 .. G ..... Jackson, 2 Thomas, 2 ... G Mitchell, 2 Subs: Leachville—Bailey. Green Forrest—Johnson. Albert Takes 49en' Helm mk8 ecerzryyr hg 625acs 13 SAN FRANCISCO l» — Prankie Albert, the erstwhile-wizard of the T-formation, yesterday was named coach of the San Francisco 49ers professional football club. Frankie, in his first job as head coach with only one season as an assistant to Red Strader,!who bossed the 49ers to a disastrous season in 1955, told a news conference he would field a "colorful, representative team." BETWEEN WUNME Isn't the ^Southwest Conference carrying on a personal vendetta to "get" Bear Bryant at Texas A. and M. . . . doesn't Bear know it . . . and wasn't putting the Aggies on probation Just the start of a vigil aimed at cramping their entire athletic program? . . . Julius Helfand, tbe clean-'em-up boxing commissioner, it an »vid follower'of the ponies ... ', Is there still doubt that the Internationa! Managers' Guild was organized to serve the needs of Jim Morris . . . isn't it true that hs had to keep promoting In New York because his Friday night sponsor threatened to chuck the Jim Morris program if it couldn't be telecast from the hallowed confines of Madison Square Garden,, still an important name in the trade? ... There's a, good reason why Maryland'! Ed Vereb failed to 10 all the way on his long-;alner early In the Orange Bowl tussle, when a score would have shaken Oklahoma - — 'he was sick the morning 'of the tussle and didn't eat breakfast.. . . • i • • What's been Floyd Patterson's greatest thrill since becoming a professional fighter? Meeting Frank Sinatra in Hollywood . . . The hardest "Rat-a-tat" Patterson's ever been hit was. in, an amateur bout. . Don' think because he's challenging Rocky Marciano', Manager Gus'D'Ama- to downrates the champ . . . "Rocky would have licked Jack Derop- sey in his prime," he says. ' BUI Sharman, who sways between baseball (Brooklyn) and basketball (the Boston Celtics) ha> given the Bums Us ultimatum! "Trade me, or I qnlt..." • • • Tom Gola on the switch from college to pro basketball: "No more-floating'on defense . . .it's tough to get your shots .with guys like. Neil Johnston and Paul Arizin around . . . the biggest adjust- ment'is getting used to a different style — in college we gave (i.e., passed) the ball and *ent away with it; with the Warriors, we give the ball, and follow it, to pick off a defender . ... " Bnidei being an ultra-smooth guard on the baeketball team, Jo* on the genius level in the Holy Cross classroom . . . and a major league outfield prospect .A .. • During the Yankees' tour of the Orient, publicity • director-Bob Fishel got heaved out of the press box in Tokyo . . . The Japanest didn't set aside any ducats'for the players and their wives ... the only way one American writer could cover the games was to sit on the Yankee bench Didn't one of our name golfers turn pro^Jiecause his expenses are now tax deductible, a luxury not permitted him as an amateur? (Maybe yon guessed he doesn't heed golf for a living.) ... * • • More than one pro football player upset about the method of selection to tbe Fro Bowl Game, an honor that also means more moolah ... Between you'n'me, the TJSGA Is worried enough about the gambling threat to golf that the Calcutta pool will be a major subject at the annual meeting . . . Why Wait Till Spring I You enjoy extra montha of ownership at no extra co«t wh«n you step up to this KING-SIZE DODGE CORONET right nowl 1 Now it Hi* MUM of your life lo make the buy of your HM When you buy now instead of waiting for Spring, you get a 6on«* of extra months of ownership that don't cost you a thing. You get the same high.rccal* value when it'i time to trade, whether yon buy now or in the String! Why Wait? 2 You're money afwad with th* car that's far ahead In ttyHng and foatunsl This big '56 Dodge Coronet ii built to keep more of Us value. 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