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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 21, 1956
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Zebras Rap Chicks ##**#* * *¥#*'* Rebounds Kill BSytheville, Fall 76-61 Detroit Rookies Could Solve Two Main Woes By JOE REICHLEK NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers, whose prime needs are an outstanding relief pitcher, another catcher and\ a second baseman, may be able to fill those positions from among 16 newcomers who will seek to make the club at Lakeland, Fla., next spring. The outstanding candidate for the No. 1 fireman role is Pete Wojey, a 33-year-old righthander ' 'acquired irorn Montreal in a yearend deal. Three aspirants—J. W. Porter, Charles Lau and Walter Streuli — will vile for the No. 3 catching berth behind Frank House and Bob Wilson. Tom Sarna, the Sally League's all-star third baseman, may be given a shot at second base. Wojey heads a list of 10 new pitchers, some of whom have had previous brief trials with Detroit. Although a consistent winner in the minors he pitched a scant 28 Innings for the Dodgers In 10 years In the Brooklyn organization. "Maybe what he lacks Is a chance." said Herold (Muddy) Ruel, the Tigers' general manager. The veteran hurler struck out 112 in 166 innings while compiling a 12-6 record at Montreal last season. He started 18 times, finished eight games and had a 3.04 earned run average. Porter, who opened last season in Detroit as a left fielder and first baseman, has returned to his first choice, catching. .Manager^Bucky Harris, who always liked him still has hopes that the former Chicago White Sox bonus player will make it. Lau. 23, is a lefthanded batter who hit .293 at Durham. Streuli, 21, is a 190-pounder who caught 92 games for Buffalo. Battins is the big question with him. He hit .243 with only 34 runs batted in. Sarna, only 21, showed promise as a hitter with Augusta. He batted .305. had 20 doubles. 11 triples, 18 home runs and 19 runs batted PINE BLUFF — The basketball game played here last night between the Blytheville High Chickasaws and Pine Bluff Zebras was a repeat of the Big Eight Conference contest the two clubs played earlier in the season at Blytheville. Only more so. Pine Bluff won the first game 70-60. Last night they won 76-61. It was a repeat story of rebounds also. The Chicks took their one crack at the goal while the big Zebras handled things pretty much at their own direction under both boards. That tat difference in final score hardly tells the story of the game, though. Although they were nu:~u- ers throughout most of the action, the Chickasaws tied the game with six minutes remaining in the third quarter, and 30 seconds later they took their first, brief lead, 49-41. Begin to Slip They then fell two behind going into the last eight minutes of work as little Charles Dawson hit his first .goal of the evening. And slipped, steadily, downhill. Bobby Jones came up with a 16- point game. His running mate on the backline, Freddy Akers, hit 15. Billy Daniels took over the slot for Fred Hodges, played a fine game, tabulated 12 points. Charles Abbott kicked in with 11. Fred Hodges ran up four personal fouls in the first quarter so his services meant little to Blytheville. He returned to the game in the fourth quarter and eventually was charged with his fifth. He scored four points. But nobody could come close '/a Pine Bluff's big center Bill Benton. He showed both teams how it was done with 28 big markers. And sat cut the latter portion of the game. Zebra Jim Benton (no relation to Bill) swished 19 tallies and his twin brother (Jim's, that is) helped out with 11. You might say the Benton boys were the better boys. ' The Chicks did manage, however, in but he committed 33 errors at to hold Pine Bluff's leading point- third base and his fielding percentage was only 921. However, he led all third basemen in putouts and assists. A pair of St. Louis Cardinal castoffs, Joe Presko and Bobby Tie- fenauer. who won six and five games, respectively, at Omaha, also will be given a chance to win a relief Job. Ski Yanks Look Good But Not Good Enough By STERLING SLAPPEY CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Scandinavia's heritage of producing the world's most stylish and long range ski jumpers appears as safe during the 1956 winter Olympic games as a snowball at the North Pole. In five days o't' steady practice tag event scheduled for Feb. f T1 " 1 on classic "Italia" Hill for the. . games opening next Thursday no other jumper has shown himself to be in a class with Scandinavia's best. The Russians crave to replace the Finns and Norwegians as the best jumping nation of the Nordic world. But the grim, never smiling Soviets have yet to show a man who can handle himself in flight or touch down as gracefully as their little northern neighbors. The Americans look great coming down the sloping chute from which the jumpers take off . The Yanks handle themselves well In flight and land lightly. But the Finns look even better and jump farther. Each nation is permitted to enter only four men In the special jump- the Finns can't even decide which man to leave off among Antt Hyvarlen, EIno Kirjonen, Hemmo Silvonneoinen, Auli Kallakorpi and Ralevl Rarkinen. Any man left off would have little trouble ranking any other national quartet with the possible exception of Norway. Norway's long leapers are not due at Cortina for another day or two. They Include Arnfinn Bergman. 1952 Olympic champion. Olav Ulland, Norwegian - born coach of the American jumpers from Seattle, said he expects jumps up to 86 meters—about 282 feet during the Olympics. Several Finnish jumpers thought 84 meters —275!i feet will win the title while more conservative observers said 80 meters—262.4 feet would be good enough to win. There'll be United Nations General Assembly in Legion Ring Monday Memorial Auditorium's wrestling 5 ring will take on the air of a Unit- • ed Nations Assembly session Monday night when the tag. match main event gets underway. Taking part in the tag affair will be four senior heavyweights of Swiss, Polish, Swedish and Cherokee Indian extraction. Included in the multi-nationality card will be Varon Gotni, a Swiss newcomer; Karl Kowalski, who hails from Poland; Herb Larson, who has Swedish ancestry and Joe Welch, who claims Cherokee Indi- t an blood. And not only will this card be an international one, It also will be one of the biggest In size to appear here in some time. In fact, there will be a total of 939 pounds flopping around In the ring when the action gets going. Gotni, who has been In the United States only a short time, swings the most weight — 250 pounds, Kowalski weighs 238, Welch 231 ond Larson is the runt of the crowd at 220. Gotni comes to Blytheville highly ranked as a rough and tough grapplcr who has made quite a no me for himself on the metropolitan circuits. He Is a bearded gent w:io uses his size and strength as his main asset. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Welch meeting Gotni and Larson taking on Kowalski, Varon Gotni maker, little Charles Dawson, to four points. Fast Start Blytheville cracked the game open at the start on looping two- pointers by Abbott and Daniels. The fast Zebras who were handling the ball particularly well last night bounced back with eight straight points. Jones put a stop to the spurt witli a pair of free flips. But the Bluff boys were warm and carved a neat 25-15 first quarter advantage. And the rest between periods'fail- ed to cool them off. Bill Benton came through with another hook shot to keep things moving in the wrong direction for Blytheville. It was Bobby Jones who leaped to the rescue again to keep things from getting too far out of hand. He added five straight points. Bob Benton sneaked a field goal in here but Billy Daniels spiked two straight, spinning Jump shots from the circle. Akers was beginning to find the bullseye by now. He and Daniels brought the Tribe to within three points. Akers close out the half with a 30-foot beauty and a swift drive- in. Still. Blytheville trailed at the intermission, 41-39. Akers scored 10 points in the second quarter and the Zebras were outscored 24-16. Jones ended another Chickasaw drought at the 2:00 mark of the third frame, scoring on a well-executed out-of-bounds play. But things were looking bad for them as they had slipped behind by eight. But remembering their thrilllm; recovery in Tuesday's game at Leachville. they came charging back. Akers and Abbott led the rampaging warriors to within a slim point and Jimmy Brateher stepped up to the charity counter to k'not the count. More Ahead And finally their heads were above water on a Jones bucket at 49-47. But big Bill Benton and little Baby Dawson tipped the scales in Pine Bluff's direction once| core. Going into the last stanza they were out on top 51-49. The Chickasaws didn't know ;t then but they would come no closer. They worked hard but the elevator took them down instead of. up. Within a few minutes the big rough, toupjh Zebras had erected a 19-point wall. During a good deal of the last portion of the game ,the Chicks used a tight, pressing, man-to-man defense. A two-pointer by Daniels and a one-pointer by Bratcher brought down the curtain. Incidentally, Billy Danlals played a good game under the net. He tipped one In from four feet out. Billy Is only a junior. The official shooting percentages were not available at press time today but Blytheville hit 22 field goals, 17 free throws and were charged with 15 personal fouls. Pine Bluff racked up 30 fiein goals, 16 free throws and the foul whistle was blown at them by referees Williams and Knight 17 times. Rebounds But that rebound story was the main topic of post-game conversation. Here's the way they stacked up, with the number of rebounds in parenthesis: Pine Bluff — Jim Benton (15), Charles Gibbs (16), Bill Benton (14> and Bob Benton (11). BlytheviUe's rebounds were well- distributed down the lineup —- but thinly. Abbott (5), Daniels (3), Hodges (3). Akers (4), Jones (4) and Bratcher (5). The Chickasaw party stayed in Pine Bluff last night, and planned to leave early this morning. They were expected in Blytheville about two this afternoon. The Chicks now stand at 2-4 in the Big Eight . . . and 8-4 against all competition. Next game is set for a week from tonight at Little Rock. Blytheville Pos. Pine Blutr Abbott, 11 F Jim Benton, 18 Daniels, 13 F Glbbs, 10 Hodges, 4 C Bill Benton, 28 Akers, 15 G Dawson, 4 Jones, 16 G Hardister Substitutions: Blytheville — Bratcher, 3, Slayton. Holt. Pine Bluff—Ferguson, 4, Bob Benton, 11, Grimes. THE BEST MEDICINE. Mickey Mantle's thro.u It'll Ufllc Hill Hospital in New York, where the Yankee slugger underwent muscles, damaged last fall .„*,.. --------- ..... ton lllectomj Right thish were given a cursory examination. The nurses arc left to right. Eleanor ,,,u^ lc .s. u.,,, nl!C u .»L ...... . Hoffman Catharine Craig. Maureen Kade. Kim Crocker, Ann Koch and Anita towards. Final's Tonight Royce Smith KO's No. 3 OSCEOLA — Class began to tell here last night as the annual Golden Gloves tournament moved through the semifinal round. And one of the classiest to show his wares at the high school gym was lightweight Royce Smith who claimed T. Huddleston of Lepanto as his third KO victim. . Gary Click, Little College Draft Choice, Signs PITTSBURGH UrV-Gary Click an unheralded gridiron Jack-of-all trades who drew national attention after the Pittsburgh Steelers took him on their bonus pick, has signec a 1966 contract with the Nations' Football League club. The 195-pounder from Colorado At-M made a trip to Canada recently to discuss football with the Toronto Argonauts, and reportedly turned down a $12,000 offer. Glick signed with the Steelers yesterday at his home In LaPorte, Colo., after a talk with Steeler Asst: Coach Herman Ball. Salary terms were not disclosed. Surprise Click's selection in the annual NFL draft came as quite a surprise. He is the first player from a small college ever tabbed a bonus choice since the system began in 1941. .. His days at Colorado A&M were spent in relative obscurity. Fast and versatile, the 25-year-old Navy veteran performed at several backfield positions, notably quarterback, and was rated a good passer and place-kicker. The Steelers reportedly chose Glick lor his defensive talents, and it is expected he will be used to help plug their leaky secondary defense. Previously, the Pittsburgh club signed their No. 1 and No. 2 draft choices, halfback Art Davis of Mis- Smith Is from Keiser and he will be on display again this evening in the finals when he meets another boy from Keiser, Charles Perry. It should prove to be an outstanding bout. There were other good scraps, too. A big crowd-pleaser was a bout In which Jerry Stillwell of Osceola decisioned Lepanto's Jim- slsslppl State, and Krupa of Purdue. tackle Joe Looney Fires 30, Luxora Wins LUXORA—Luxora boys and pirls trimmed Mlssco here last night in a twinnill. The girls edged Mlssco 59-52. and the boys fought to a 71-65 win. Holmes was chief tally-maker for Missco with 22 and Barren of Lux-1 ora swished 25. For the hoi's It was Hall of Missco | who came through with 17. Looney of Luxora fired 30. BOYS GAME hy Neal. Stillwell goes again tonight (Caraway) decisionea George Butler (Dyess). Featherweight — Jerry Stillwell (Osceola) decisioned Jimmy Neal (Lepanto). Lightweight—Charles Perry (Keiser) decision over Vot Stevens (Caraway). Welterweight — C.--W. Ramsey (Keiser) decisioned Jimmy Wright (Parkin). Middleweight — Teddy Conklin (Leachville) TKO over Freddy RounsavaU (Blytheville) 2. Lightheavy—Francis Orr (Lepanto) TKO over Carl Selby (Leachville) 2. Last fieht—Royce Smith (Keiser) KO'd Huddleston iLepanto) 2. No-decition fight — Bob Porter (Osceola) vs. Gordon French (Parkin). Open middleweight — Murell Lee (Parkin) KO over Leon Burk (Senath) 1. Tonight's Card 60-70 Ibs.—Chaiies Turner (Dyess) vs. Eddie Brawley (Parkin). 70-80 Ibs.—Charles Hunkapiller (Keiser) vs. Don Brawley (Parkin). 80-90 Ibs.—Jess Keilum (Caraway) vs. Jacky Scott (Parkin). 95-104 Ibs.—Raymond Stanfleld (Osceola) vs. Bobby Richardson (Parkin). Flyweight—Eddie Parham (Osceola) vs. J. W. Grain (Parkin). Bantamweight—Robert McAllister (Parkin) vs. Jerry McGough (Caraway). Featherweight—Lyman Shoemake (Osceola) vs. Jerry Stillwell (Osceola). Open Feather weight—Bobby Hodge (Osceola) vs. Charles Spence (Keiser). i Lightweight—Charles Perry (Kci- I sen vs. Royce Smith (Keiser). j Welterweight—Jerry Spencer (Os- , ceoiai vs. C. W. Ramsey (Keiser). Middleweight — Rodney Pennick (Parkin) vs. Teddy Cochrane ; (Leachville). , Lightheavy—Francis Orr (Lepanto) vs. Lloyd Bogard (Caraway). j Open Lightheavy— Larry Reed; (Parkin) vs. Raymond Vega (Osceola). | Heavyweight — James Buchanan; the promoters have not revealed I (Parkin) vs. Carl Panky (Burdette). j who the participants will be. j against a stablemate from Osceola, Lyman Shoemake. Both sluggers are featherweights. Teddy Conklin (Leachville) knocked out Blytheville's entry Fred Rounsavall in two. And there were some spectacular punches tossed around in welterweight brawl that saw C. W. Ramsey of Keiser outpoint Jimmy Wright (Parkin). The boys meant business last night. Tonight, more of the same is promised. Starting time is the usual eight o'clock. A good crowd 1s expected. There was a fine turnout last night, too. Besides the Smith-Perry duel, a glance at the final night's card shows: In the open lightheavy division Raymond Vega of Osceola bumps heads with Parkin's Larry Reed. Fig-ht brains figure this one perhaps to develop Into the best bout ever staged in Osceola's ring. Both boys are bulls. Another bullfight shows up in the Jerry Spencer-C. W. Ramsey welterweight match. Lloyd Bogard (Caraway) vs. Francis Orr (Lepanto), on the basis of past performances, won't be engaged In a waltz, either. They're Hghtheavies. In a lighter weight, Robert McAllister of Parkin is slated to go against Caraway's Jerry McGough. Sparks should fly.Jn this one. The boys are bantams. And by all means don't overlook the open featherweight clash between Bobby Hodge of Osceola and Charles Spence of Keiser. Following the official tabulation of last night's results is the program for tonight. Two exhibition fights are scheduled also, although panto) TKO over Clarence Ford (Parkin) 1st round. 60-70 Ibs.—Charles Turner (Dyess) default over Earl Davis (Osceola I: Eddie Brawley (Parkin) decisioned Larry Harrison (Dyess). 70-80 Ibs—Paul Hunkapiller (Keiser) decisioned Monty Brittain (Keiser); Don Brawley (Parkin) KO'd Edsel Brannon (Keiser) 2. 80-92 Ibs—Jess Kellems (Caraway) decisioned Charles Haslip (Osceola); Bobby Richardson (Parkin) dscisioned Johnny Hunt (Caraway. Flyweight—J.W. Grain (Parkin' default over Dwayne McHaffey (Osceola). Bantamweight — Jerry McGouch BROOKLYN (ft — Carl Ersklne. slim senior member of the Brooklyn pitching; itpff who was plagued by arm troubles last season, has signed his 1956 contract, the Dodgers announced today. Erskine, 29, won his 100th major leasue victory last season although he wound up with only an 11-8 record as a lame back and arm troubled him through the latter part of the season. He was almost overlooked at World Series time and failed to go the route after starting in the fourth game. Two* years before he had set a MIlKO Kemp. 14 Hall, n Morgan, 12 Garner, 10 Davis. 4 Pqs. Luxora Looney, 30 Towles, H Manuel, 7 Chrisco, 15 Anders, 5 Substitutions: Missco — Lacy 8, Williams. Luxora—White and Wil- klns. Sounds Like A Fish Story HELENA, Mont. t/t\ — With a m.:z.>Ioaded Kentucky half utocK rifle, Helena hunter Jim Jennings killed n two point buck deer wltn one 50-ynrd shot. Jennings said It ' wns his first big gome kill with the o':l sMe wnnpon which bra ft tra- jc:tory n\>-;vl the same as a modern .23 ctllber rUlt. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 23 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Joe Welch & Herb Larson Varon Gatoni and Karl Killer) Kowalski 90 Minute Time Limit — lies! 2 out of 3 Falls Adulti 50c — Children 15e Alto 2 1-Fall Matcha I* MlnuU Tim. Unit JOE WELCH vt. VARON GATONI HERB KIU.ER LARSON vs. KOWALSKI Phone For Free Estimates R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-1662 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-1567 Leachville Walks Over Marmaduke MARMADUKE — Leachville's junior and senior Lions snagged a pair from Marmaduke here last night. The juniors took the opener 39-32 behind Ward's 15 points. Marmaduke's Jenkins tallied ten times. In the senior fray, the Lions valked away with the game 51-33. B. D. Carter, and Norm Ward, ace center, shared the scoring spotlight with an even dozen apiece. Atkeison and Thweatl shared eight each. Leachville hopped off to a 16-12 first quarter lead and built up an easy 32-20 halftime advantage. The subs took over then for the Lions and finished the third frame with 14-point cushion. Campbell came up with 15 marks for Marmnduke. Leachville plays at Jonesboro Tuesday night. A GAME Leachville Pos. Marmaduke B. D. Carter, 12 F . Campbell, 15 Atkeison, 8 Ward, 12 .. Thwentt, 8 Thomas, 4 F . C . G . G . Barnhart Hill, 8 Williams, 6 Crouqh, 5 Substitutions: Leachville s — B. G Carter, Garrison, Wallace, Welker. 3, Durham, Bailey, 4. Marmaduke — Bridges, 2, Stanford, 2, Kent, Miller. Steele Bulldogs Rip Tigers STEELE—Steele's Bulldogs stripped Caruthersville's Tigers hi two games here last night. The Bulldogs won the close A game 64-60 after taking a 73-47 B game victory. Steele had n narrow 32-29 edge at half time In the A game. Dee Crews highlighted Steele's attack with 21 points. Bob Bartholomew made 14 for CaruthersvllLe. Steele led 36-20 midway thvougn World Series record by striking out 14 Yankees in one game. Clean Records May Get Dirly In Play Tonight By BEM OLAJJ The Associated Press Dayton, Temple and St. Francis of Brooklyn, three of the four remaining major unbeaten college basketball teams, put their records on •.he line tonight. But only the Brooklyn school appears to have a fight on its hands. A victory for Dayton over Xavier of Ohio would put the Flyers at !4-0, an even better mark than that compiled by top-ranked San Francisco. The Dons, who have won all 13 of their games this year and 39 straight since December 1354, .Til: lie idle until Jjll. 20. Dayton Coasts Daytgn, the No. 2 team in the latest Associated Press poll, is expected to have little trouble with Xavier which has lost three of its last four games. Temple, too, is expected to hava an easy time of It against Lehigh. The Owls 10-0 should go through, this month without damage because Delaware and Navy, neither highly regarded, follow Lehigh. St. Francis is a slight favorite over St. John's In the expected close battle between the Brooklyn clubs. The Terriers, also l6-0 for the year, are beset by injuries, however. In other games tonight, 10th- ranked Louisville, which faces Dayton next Saturday, takes on Eastern Kentucky State. Kentucky, No. t, meets Tennessee. Vanderbilt, rated fifth, clashes with Georgia Tech. llth-ranked Ohio State is at Purdue and Alabama, No. 13, plays LS.U. Holy Cross Record Only three of the nation's ranking teams saw action last night and each came through handsomely. -Tommy Heinsohn poured in 31 points and set a team record with 37 rebounds to'Dace 12th-rated Holy Cross to an easy 96-78 victory over American International. The triumph was the Crusaders' 13th in 15 games and their seventh in a row. Memphis State. No. 15, snapped Wash i n g t o n University's eight game winning streak by defeating the St. Louis team 13-11. The Arnold Bros. — Forest and Orby— hit for 22 and 20 points, respects ively, doing most of their damage in the opening half. No. 16 Low* Utah edged Oklahoma City 60-58 for the 12th victory against three setbacks for the country's 16th- _ranked team. the B battle. Harold Wilson scored 19 for Steele and Eddie Wyatt meshed 11 for Caruthersville. A GAME Caruthersville Pos. Clayton, 8 Barth'mew, 14 Patterson, 5 Edgerton, 11 Green, 12 Steele Waller, 5 Pruiett, 17 Spence. 6 Crews, 21 Wimberly. 15 Substitutions: Caruthersville — White. 6, Michie, 4. Steele— Dickinson, Trowbridge. S&E SUPER MARKET Highway 61 North We Deliver—Phone 3-9663 • Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meats • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem at any time. Shop S & E for Quality. 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 fighling power unit cooling, for stalificrs. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Years to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. We have the answer to your needs for greater water volume and 'pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark.

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