The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 16, 1956
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1IOMDAT, JANUARY 1«, ItM •LYTHSTILO (AKK.)' OOCTHER PAQ1 NWH Hogs The View from Here £/ J4a IT'S TOUGH. It really is. In fact, it's humanly impossible (or inhumanly possible, whichever ynn prefer) fnr nnp ng p- , So we decided to embark on a tain. ,ieht-seeing plan. ' signt >rc> B / , T „! LJ. Colleges Fight Now I OnigriT /For Journey Slots A&M By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ,.-:•'. : . Arkansas and Southern Methodist, tied for first in the Southwest Conference basketball race, pretty much rest on their laurels this week as Arkansas' only game is with Texas A&M tonight and SMU doesn't play at all., Die (Or inilUIllUlliJ yuaajuic. VYUHIICVCI vuu ^i^it-ii IIM—imr man to comprehensively cover the sports beat of the far- flung area this newspaper reaches. " There is a solution, though. We sition might happen to be. can visit each school for a game or Well,- we don't know how many two to get some kind' of idea about strangers satisfied their thirst in what's going on. But you simply Armorel the other night but we can't do it seated at a desk receiv- do know this: there was no walt- in(r phone-call'results of each game, ing line at the gym's drinking foun- ^ i j__:^n^ In emHarlr f\n fl tain. It's a pity, too. Armorel's Coach • - - Jordan Needham has a really fine GEORGE'CLARK, one of the out- team.' And although he doesn't standing basketball referees in this claim It to be one ol the greatest area Ignited the plan one day last in the country, he does have one week by inquiring If we'd Site to tag of the best boys, stone on a trip to Armorel where He's • flashy Carl Patterson, a hp was to blow the Whistle during swift-Jumping forward With a great two Armorel-Kelser battles. pair of mitts and a remarkable Since we're new in this area we shooting eye. had no idea where the town of Ar- The best we've seen here, morel might be. We've been so busy The night we saw him perform Snce our arrival in Blytheville he had a bad night. Or so they (Chief please note), we-haven't said. He played about half the 'had time to - sit down and study game and poured In 21 points. - os Anyway, we're glad we made the go "'not. taking any chances we trip and plan onmore than one stopped off at our room to pick up more. Pictures of the Armorel High tooth brush, clean underwear and a teams, boys and girls, will appear fresh shirt. There's nothing like in tomorrow's edition. ^ be justT SP I'?djusted myself com- FRIENDS WHO remember Den- fortablyin the co-pilot's chair of nis Sullens, former basketbal great Mr Clark's car, we arrived in Ar- at Luxora, now on the star ing im. ^imn. lineup of Murray State College moreh •., . , , „„ (Ky.K might be interested in know- Naturally we disguised our ignor- mg tha( . Dennjs wm strut hls stu£t ance and amazement and sara. ,11 [h Thoroughbreds meet Mem- certainly Is a beautiful night, isn't s ^ ^^ ln Memphis .' it?" And left our luggage in the And word (rom Mi5S i 6s ip pi is that car. j oe Gray, ball-hawking giant on The Armorel Gym is small but i ast year i s rugged Dyess ftve.'is set- it's new and the only visible signs tinB fire to the nets ior Northwest of wear are on the backboards where junior College, farm team of Mls- the spheres have 'been beating a sissippi state, tattoo—a good, healthy 'deteriora- Tne hulking six-sixer, one of tlon, by the way. many fine basketball players turned But we were disappointed in the t ou t by Dyess Coach Charlie Parks, turnout of fans for the doublehead-. ^ reportedly nothing a 20-per aver. It seemed there were more boys erage . working the refreshment stand than Mo re than likely he'll join other there Were in the bleachers. - . • Dyess grads, Wayne Lemons and A few others were on hand but j[ mm y Klmbrell, at Mississippi since It was so dark outside the gym state next season, it's possible they staumbled in by ... mistake. : lOCALt*, Junior High Coach • • * . John Koldus was beaming over his IT WAS particularly disappoint-. scrambled eggs and bacon yester- ing to us because we were pre- d a y morning when he revealed that pared for the opposite before ar- one of his "big" boys, Billy Harvi' riving here. son, Is back in Blytheville. Friends in St. Louis told'us we The Paps, who will appear-on the would be amazed by the crowds who card when the Chicks and Lions turn out for basketball games in play Tuesday night at Leachvllle,- these small towns. ' are riding a hot winning streak and If thirsty strangers passed Billy doesn't figure to throw the through these hamlets on the night skids on It. ' •• of a game, we were InfArmed, they Big Billy always has been noted had to go to the gym for a drink to be.shbrt on brake fluid . . . both of water. No matter who the' ; 6ppo- in football 'and basketball. The surprising Razorbacks, boasting a 3-0 loop record along with SMU, knocked off Texas and Rice last week to climb into a tie with the Mustangs. SMU, leading the season with 13 victories and two losses, played only one game, beating A&M 75-74. iating AKUL IP-**.. '.. Temple Tucker's shooting kept him ahead in the season ancj conference " scoring race with 363 points for the'season and, 89 in games last week, the Mustangs loop play. Despite SMTJ's dearth of show their potency with three men, Jim Krebs, Larry Showalter and Joel Krog, listed among the top 10 season scorers. Tucker is backed up by Joe Durrenberger of Rice while .Arkansas, which had a record of one victory and eight losses in pre-season play, came to the front mainly on team play with only Manuel Whitley listed among the top scorers. Bice, second-seeded in the conference, tries Texas at Houston tonight in in attempt to get back n the race. Texas has lost four straight in conference play. Thursday Texas A&M hosts Sam Houston State of the Lone Star Conference. .Saturday Texas Christian .ries to better ite disappointing season against A&M at College Station while Rice visits Baylor at Hous- Charles Abbott, hard-charging fullback and Freddy Akers, fleet halfback, both members of the 1955 Blytheville High Chickasaws' football squad, were honored again Middlecoff Wins Mud Tourney PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. W—If Dr. Gary .Middlecoff Isn't one of the greatest mudders in golfing history, he'll do for awhile.. The lean Tennessean slopped over Pebble Beach's 6,701 yards In an almost unbelievable 4-under- par 68 yesterday through a driving rainstorm to win his second straight Bing Crosby National Pro- Amateur Golf Tournament with a record - shattering 202 for the 54 holes. "It was one of the greatest, yes, probably the greatest game I ever played," Middlecoff said. "I don t think I made a bad shot all day. He had six birdies and only two bogeys over the course, which was under water in many places . The old tournament record over the three courses played In the Crosby clambake—Cypress Point, Montei-ey Peninsula and Pebble, Beach—was 204, set three years ago by Lloyd Mangrum. Middlecoff's 202 was .1.4 strokes under par. He won $2,600., Trailln^-was Mike Souchak, the • former Duke University football player, who fired a par 72 for a total of 207. Bob Rosburg of San Francisco,,who went into the final 18 holes tied with Middlecoff-,blew to » 11 for a 211, which earned him a tie for third with Bill Ogden of Chicago. Ben Hot»n, who came out of retirement to pair with Bing Crosby in the Pro • Amateur, tumbled to 81 for a 221. He and Crosby tied for 10th in the Pro- Am with 198. t " " Last week Arkansas beat Texas 10-«7, then surprised everyone, by dropping Bice 84-70 with Pete Butler and Whitley doing most- of the damage while a tight lone defense kept Rice at bay. •.'••-. •••.-;• Larry Showalter got hot for SMU and dropped In 24 points »s -the ' slammed TCU . 80-60 A&M nipped Texas and Texas ,™,.- „.,.,. 7j5-tt- with Pritzie Connallyf • Bill Brooby' ; and J3eorge._Mehaffey makiqp/.ujJ 'for Longhorn Raymond Downs* ' 24 points. .-•.' : Baylor subdued a rather hapless TC0 83-75 for its first conference victory against two defeats. . The standings: ; : . Conference , W L Pet! J"ts Arkansas SMU Rice Texas A&M Baylor TCTJ OP 3 0 1.000 239 201 3 0 1.000 250 187 2 2 .500 295 308 .500 .333 Arkansas SMU Rice Texas A&M Baylor -. TCTJ Texas 2 2 . 1 2 .333 •0 4 .600 All Games W L Pet. 4 8 13 2 12 3 4 9 4 10 3 12 6 8 3W 217 208 271 PtS. OP .333 197 '794 .867 1147 964 .800 1280 1028 .308 884 1001 .286' 869 952 .200 921 lOlO .429 1018 1026 Abbott and AkersGet AH-America Honors The 1955 football gold dust still hasn't settled. yesterday, this time by the Wigwam Wisemen of America, the men who annually name the All- American Prep football-teams. Abbott, a six footer who weighs 185 pounds was named as auxiliary back on the sixth team.: Seven teams are named altogether. Abbott was also'i a unanimous choice at his position on the" Big Eight, Conference all-star sQuad. He was generally regarded as the best high school fullback, in', the state; - ., • . . Little Freddy Akers, who was given honorable mention on the Prep team, gained 81J- yards on 103 carries for. the Chicks last year arid received allrconfererioe honor. able mention also. Both boys carried tile load for Blytheville last year, - scoring 75 per cent of their team's points. And both are key members of the Chinks' basketball squad. The Ninth All-American Prep Football Game will be played in the latter part of August this year at Crump stadium in Memphis. • The team rosters have not been completed yet. Charles Abbott No Completed Posses? HAMPTON, Va. W — Jack Lawson, tailback for the Hampton High School football team, had himself quite a night when., the -Crabbers beat Oscar Smith High of South Norfolk 40-6. Lawson scored three touchdowns, kicked four extra points, gained 85 yards in 13 carries, averaged 44 yards on six kidcoffs, recovered one fumble and blocked 228 AL Night Gomes, All-time High CHICAG OUPI — The American League's 1956 baseball schedule puts the accent on night games with an all-time high of 228 arc light contests scheduled. This tops the previous high ol 224 games scheduled in 1953 anc Is far more than last year's 20f scheduled night games of which only 200 were played because of weather. Opening day April ,17 finds Cleveland at Chicago,- Kansas City at Detroit, New York at Washington and Baltimore at Boston. The season closes Sept. 30 with, Chicago at Kansas City, Detroit at Cleveland, Boston at New York and Baltkmore at Washington. Read Courier News Classified Ads University :hed by Setor the shelf to xams and won't Dons have being champs of Basketball Assn. • Dpc-r FOOT FORWARD-—Tom Payne of Iowa appears to have mf foot "m«k dab in the face of Frank Howard during a B,g Ten game at Ohio State. The photographic oddity just about shows the- pattern of the contest, for the defending champions trampled the Buckeyes, 88-73. Arguments Go on After 31-30 Win for East LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sixth annual Pro Bowl foot ball game goes into'the books as a thrilling 31-30 victory fo the East. But arguments continued today in the wake of an official's decision which may have cost the West two Winning points, .v • The dispute centered on Field Judge Joe Gonzales and the call he made in the final seconds of this postseason all-star duel between top talent from the National Football League. The situation: The West, trailing 31-30, tried a 50-yard field goal by Bert Rech- Ichar of the Baltimore Colts. It was .obviously'short and Joe (Scooter) Scudero of the Washington Redskins took the catch. Enter the controversy. Did Scudero catch the ball on the two-yard mark, as most ob- severs believe, and then almost casually take a step or two back and ground the ball In the end zone? Or did' he catch it on the goal line, or perhaps be forced back into the end zone by the momentum .of the ball? Whatever the case, the field judge ruled it an automatic touchback and the ball was placed on the East 20 a moment before the game eroded. Coach Sid Gillman of the West, as did some of his players right on the spot, argued that the East should have been charged with an automatic safety — and the West given two points. By ED WILKS The Associated Press The collegians have half the basketball season behind hem, and now the fun starts — with everybody shooting-th» vorks to gain a berth in the NCAA championship tournament. us 82-73 Saturday. State. is, except those Cisco Dons. They- ervation in hand a second straight Exam?. tied the 39-game cord set by Long and previously n Hall. They are tackle midterm t go after their h in a row until y meet California. e an "automatic" OA.A. Tournament je— tney~can t lulia f the California erths in the play- wide open. 12-0 record, tops , at present but o overcome Canis- illinois (3-0) and on top and they 'he Illini bounced turday while Pur;an State 66-62. astern Conference, ilabama are chal- of Kentucky. All d Vandy tries foi igainst Mississippi •y Breezes ed Saturday whip- tate 107-66 as Bob points, ssissippi 88-73 and iburn 86-77. th Carolina share st Conference lead on Saturday 103-99, but needed a double overtime, while Duke toppled Maryland 76-62. In the Southern Conference, West Virginia (5-1) has the favorite rol*. Defending champ Colorado top* the Big Seven with a 3-0 mark; with Jansas and Kansas State right', be- lind at 2-1. Kansas clipped K-St»U Saturday 91-86 and meets Iowa Sl*l« ionight. St. Louis (4-0) and Oklahoma A&M (2-0) are squared off for another Missouri Valley Conference . scrap. Southern Methodist and late- starting A*asas rule tne Southwest Conference at the moment with '3-0 records. Arkansas plays Texas A&M. tonight. • v - Princeton (3-0) and Columbia J-Oi are the big guns i the Ivy Leaglit. UCLA is tops in the Pacific Coast Conference at 40- with Southern California and Stanford 2-1. Grandma Is Champ • CHEYENNE, Wyo. (IP) — Wyoming's state women's tennis cham- . pion is a grandmother. Mrs. Roberta Thomas of Che- . venue won the crown in 1954. A couple weeks later her daughter gav« birth to a son. ... , Mrs. Thomas retained the championship for another year when n» entries showed up for the »t»t»' womer/s_tournament in 1966. Twenty - four National LeagM pitchers walked more .batters than UUC AMaiibM; \^uaou WWIJ.GI^"^V »»,«•* f - iheK at 6-1. North Carolina beat Clem- they struck out in 1955. Ollie Matson, the fantastic ba carrier of the East, was the ou standing player of the game. The 210-pound powerhouse of th Chicago Cardinals returned th second half kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, he ran 15 yards over most of the West team, and his 50-yard gallop on a punt return set the stage for a third touchdown. Gridder's Best Friend AJO, Ariz. Wl — BIsbee High School Coach Al Ridgeway was cited by Coach Larry Hart of Ajo for "action above and beyond the call of duty" after a football game. End Jerry Loper of BIsbee broke his leg in a game between the two schools and Ajo Coach Hart drove him 132 miles to Tucson for treat ment by a specialist. Bisbee won, 37-12. BIG 8 RESULTS Pine Bluff 50, Little Bock 40 Attention Farmers! Now is the time to have your cotton seed delinted and treated for best results in your spring planting CALU US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinling Corp. S. 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