The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 24, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1958 The View from Here THOSE WHO remember the undefeated (14-0) Blytheville High Chickasaw football team in 1950, will remember Charles "Ruff" Lutes, halfback on that great team ... a team (coached by Russell Mosley and assistant Bill Stancil) many consider to be the finest ever produced at the local high school. And those who remember Ruff, Marine, US Olympic Hopes Fade »****» * * * * * * Yanks Say Soviet Speeders Invincible THE BIG STEP By TED SMITS CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — High United States hopes for a strong showing in the Winter Olympics dwindled today to a point where two gold medals look good. For a time, the Yanks had hoped to win as many as four first places in the carnival opening Thursday. But the. Russians have shown themselves to be invincible" in now a United States will be warmed at the news that he was recently named by the Ninth Marines as the outstanding athlete for 1955 on Okinawa. He's been playing on Marine baseball and football teams. We were talking the other day to his mother, Mrs. Clyde Lutes, and she proudly showed us a trophy he sent home two weeks ago, another crown he won by running off with the batting championship during the base, ball season. Ruff, an outfielder, clubbed the opposing pitchers with his heavy bat for a .382 average. And service teams are no pushovers, either, as anyone who served time in the Armed Forces well remembers. Mrs. Lutes hasn't received the outstanding athlete trophy as yet but her son has written that it's on the ''way. She related that she often writes .to her son asking him to send home pictures of himself in his Marine uniform so that she can submit them to this newspaper's Men in Service section. But the only kind of uniform-pictures he mails are the football and basball kind. RUFF.IS 24 years old now. He's expected home around the lirst of next month. He has college elegibility remaining and plans to return to the University of Arkansas after his discharge. He also played baseball and football at the university before stepping into service. Ruff now weighs in the congested neighborhood of 200 Ibs. He gained considerably after leaving Blytheville High. In those days, he was a halfback but for the Marines he supplied all their backfield power running down fullback alley. He was selected, of course, on the Marine all-star team. Talking about Ruff brings to mind once again that classy 1950 eleven. Remember the lineup? Vance, left end, Boyd left tackle, Mayo, left guard, Droke, center, Criner. right- guard, Hodge, right tackle, Mack Hay, right end. And in the backfield there was Diok Reid at quarterback, Mel Hay at right half back, Robert Reid at fullback, and, of course, Charles "Ruff" Lutes at left halfback. Their standout win that season was a 44-7 shellacking of Jones- boro in the home lair. „ As Mrs. Lutes replaced the ! finally, trophy in its cradle, re-folded the clippings and put the photographs away, her eyes spoke articulately of the pride she felt in the achievements of her son. Justifiably, Mrs. Lutes, justifiably. Ditto for Ruff's friends and fans and Blytheville High. The picture at the base of this column shows Ruff at bat on Okinawa, about to rap one. NOW THAT the University of Arkansas has completed its new Field House the sports publicity office is turning its spotlight on the lobby of the building. They see it as a showplace for Raozr- back athletics. Plan to includle several large cases which will hold mementos and trophies of Pork victories and championships . . . and dozens of pictures or caricatures of Arkansas football and basketball greats. They're asking for help in the assemblage of these items, photographs, athletic gear, balls, and any other mementos Which have been used in past Razorback games, no matter what the sport. Each submission will bear the donor's name in the showcase. Address items and inquiries to Bob Cheyne, Dept. of Athletics, University of Arkansas. Incidentally, the surprise basketball Razorbacks meet Ole Miss Saturday night in Memphis in the second half of a double- Header at the Memphis Auditorium. Southwestern and Wabash College take the hardwood in the opener. CLEARING OUR DESK: A chap called here at the office the other day asking who, besides Dayton, defeated the Kentucky Wildcats this season. He failed to leave his name or phone number. Well, sir, wherever you are, here's the information you were looking for: it seems the Cinderella Temple quintet also racked up Kentucky. Mentor Adolph Hupp, by the way, claims his six-six swivel Burrow wasn't up to standard in those two defeats and predicts his boys will trounce San Francisco in the NCAA championship game March 22. That's some rather tall prognosticating for such a little fella. speed skating. Even the Americans admit they can't beat them. Mrs. Andrea Mead Lawrence of Parshall Colo., who won two women's skiing events in the '52 games, has not rounded into form after giving birth to her third child. And, Italians look unbeat- able in the bobsleds. Even one of the "certain" Amer ican Winners appears to be in doubt. Tenley Albright of Newton Center, Mass., regarded as a sure gold medalist in figure skating, injured her ankle. Miss Albright, however, is under the care of her physician-father and appears to be recovering fast. Her tamer's latest bulletin is that she'll be all set and today she tested her ankle with no ill effects. If Miss Albright falters Carol Wiess off O;?ne-ParJc, NY,, could. Hayes Allen Jenkins of Colorado Springs, Colo., io the best men's figure skater on the scene and he should score impressively. His younger brother David probably, is the second-best skater here. The United States won four gold medals in the 1952 games in Oslo to pile up 89 K points in the unofficial team score. This was second to Norway, the "home" team, which came out on top with 125'/ 2 points. Russia did not compete in •52. If anyone beats the Italians, who know the bob run here like their own streets, it probably will be the Americans. Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson, the American Olympic Committee president, said the United States bobs have not cut loose yet and have braked heavily when fast turns. In the speed skating, William Carow of Madison, Wisv, was only 1 1 seconds behind Russia,'s- Eu- liy Grishin when the latter set 40.2 world record in the 500 geniy Uncle Sam's- hockey team also is strong and might challenge the Russians, Canadians and Czechoslovakians. "Ironically," said Wilson, "this is the best Winter Olympic team we've ever assembled. The Russians have come up strong, we've had our share of injuries 'and, of course, the Scandanavians are always tough in t heski events. So we may be in for a disappointment." Italy stands at vantage points will enable record numbers to watch the Dogfight Between Colorado, Iowa State in the Big Seven CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, uH—• me United Stales had better wake up or the Russians are really going to take us this summer." So says Del Lamb of Milwaukee, coach of the United States speed skating squad, who was on two Olympic teams himself. Lamb has been highly impressed tuneups—as had been just about -everyone here. "If they can produce skaters like they brought here — including some we've never heard of — in a few years' time, they can do the same in track and field," Lamfc said today. "Skating is as dlfficull as sports come for training and conditioning." He said it probably was too late lor the Americans to do anything about it for the summer games, scheduled for Melbourne, Australia in November. "The United States must star) promoting all sports like the Russians do. We're going to have to get rid of guys who worry abou' Wes Santee (America's star miler getting an extra dollar. We're up against guys v/ho don't have the same standards." Santee was in danger of suspension by the American AAU recently in a squabble over expense money. Lamb observed that the Russians have brought along their own masseurs, cooks and so on. "We don't have the money for that," h econtinued. "Our skaters don't even have the proper amount of time to train as they should. They've got jobs to hold. The Russians have been out on the Ice since the last week of October." By ED WILKS The Associated Press overnight. Thompson, a 5-10 junior guard, sank four straight free throws to beat Colorado 55-32 in the final minute of the semifinals in the league tournament at Kansas^City last Christmastime. "" ' """' " COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned commissioner, in compliance with the terms of a decree rendered by the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on the 20th day of December, 1954, wherein Ruby Ruth Holbrooks was Plaintiff, No. 12,614, and.Arton Holbrooks and Charles Holbrooks were Defendants, \vill sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on a credit of Three (3) months, at the front door of the Court House, between the hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, in the City of Blytheville. Arkansas on the 18th day of February, 1956, the following real estate, to-wit: Lot One (1). Block "H" of the Second Re-Plat of the J. P. Pride and.Gateway Subdivision to the City of Blytheville. SAID sole will be had to satisfy Hid decree. THE purchaser at said stile will be required to execute bond with approved security, to secure the payment of the purchase money, mid a Hen will be retained upon said property as additional sccur- . lly for the payment of such pur- chnse money. WITNESS my hand and the sc.U ol snld Court, on this, the 13th day of January, 1956. SEAL OKRALDINE LISTON, Commissioner In Chancery l/n-24 Rear Couriel New? Classified Ads to, «ing oK went on to win tne tourney. Thompson gave the Buffs a fit again last night, getting off a 20- foot jump shot at the final gun to t Kims-is uiw give Iowa State a 10-68 decision. Tn\ ct-clories It was Colorado's first Big Seven Billy Evans, Renown Baseball Figure, Dies MIAMI Fla. (AP) — William George (Billy) Evans one of the best known figures in baseball, though he never played the |ame as a professional, died in North Shore Hospital last night. Evans, 71, was visiting i in Miami when he suffered a Sa He' made his home in Cleveland Ohio Funeral services and burial will be held there at a time to be announced. Evans a native of Chicago, was a S15-a-week sports writer for the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator and was reporting a game m the Class D Ohio-Pennsylvania League when he was drafted as an umpire at Slo a game. He continued his work on the newspaper and in 1906 moved into the American League—the only umpire in baseball history to jump from the lowest classification to the highest. He served in the American League 22 years i substituting diplomacy tor belligerency. After his umpiring, career, he held executive positions with the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. He directed Boston Red Sox minor league clubs for six years and served as president of the Southern Assn. from 1943 through 1946. He became general manager of the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League in 1941 and served in that capacity until taking over as president of the Southern Assn. He is survived by his wife and , son Robert, sports director of radio I station WKAT. defeat and left the Buffs in a three- way tie for the lead with idle Kansas and Kansas State at 3-1. Iowa State is fourth at 2-2. Elsewhere, Iowa overcame nine-point deficit in the last seven minutes and defeated Purdue 61-6! to strengthen a hold on second place in the Big Ten. Ohio State, with All America Robin Freeman popping in 31 points, walloped Northwestern 91-42 in another Big Ten game, while Houston rapped Tulsa 11-62 with an 11 point overtime period in a Missouri Valley Conference con test. That was the only major action last night on a lean schedule. Colorado had the game in control until midway through the second half. Then Iowa State edged ahead 53-52 and the lead wa: tossed back and forth until Thomp son tied it at 68-all with a little less than two minutes left. The Cyclones then went into _ stall, feeding the ball to Thompson for the clincher. rest "of thi Iowa took the Boilermakers aft- field goal er pulling to a 58-53 deficit' on a four-point play. Bill Seaberg drove ~... in for a basket and Bill Logan. 123. CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy Wl —Italy's daring Eugenio Monti, breaking his second track record In as many days, beat out bobsledders from 14 nations today in qualifying trials for the Olympic Games two-man bobsled competition. Monti piloted his sled down Cortina's twisting, treacherous run in a record 1:21.98 in the second day of the two-day eliminations. His total time for two spins down the 1,100-meter course (about 109 yards more than a mile) was 2:44.54. Right behind him was America's dark horse entry, Waightman (Bud) Washbond of East Hartford, Conn. Despite a broken sled, Washbond roared down the hill in 1:23.62 for a total time of 2:46.53. Five of. the 25 two-man teams were eliminated from the select starting group for the Olympic competition Friday and Saturday' C'ville Golden Boys Travel CARUTHERSVILLE—Local boxers will compete in the Bootheel Oolden Cloves finals at Sikeston this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, it'was announced today. The Caruthersville boys, sponsor- by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, have won a majority of their bouts thus far. Sikeston winner wil 1 go to St. Louis for competition. fouled on the play, hit two free throws. Logan sparked the Hawkeyes the rest of the way, hitting his eighth field goal to break a 63-all tie and wound up with 21 points. Pur due's Joe Sexson was high with Since 1)33 the University o! Mis- riwlppl (oollwll loom lias won 61 («m*«, lo»I H *ud tied «. 61 MOTOR CO. Is Proud to Announce J. P. Holland As Sales Manager of Our DODGE and PLYMOUTH Automotive Dealership N. Highway Gl Phone 2-2142 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 unit cooling, for statifiers. 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. Cage Tigers Host Braggadocio CARUTHERSVILLE—The Tigers will play host Braggadocio here tonight. Other Pemiscot County games tonight include Cooler at Holland, Bragg City at Deering and Steele at Hornersville. Bragg City will travel to Clarkton Thursday night. Caruthersville will journey to Sikeston Friday night. Also on Friday: Holland at Deering, Steele at Hayti, and Warden at Ross. Maiden will invade Bragg City Saturday night. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Rory Calhoun, 160',:,, White Plains. N. Y., out- pointed Jerry Luedee, 164>z, New Haven, 10 Fort Wayne, Ind. — Willie Troy, 161, •Washington, outpointed Del Flanagan, 160, St. Paul, 10 Pittsburgh — Mike Dejohn, 195, Syracuse, N. Vr, stopped Emil Brtko 192, Pittsburgh, 2 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia 120, Boston 104 A prized gift from Gen. Morgan of Morgan's Raiders was Old Crow Confederate General Morgan sent a demijohn of Old Crow Io Dr. Fox, a friend in Lexington, Ky. NOW IN'A MILDKR, LOWEIi. PRICED 86 PROOF BOTTLING! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Old Craw 100 Proof Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. available as usual OLD CROW THE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY, DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORPORATION, FRANKFORT, KY. G. 0. POETZ OIL CO FUEL OIL "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny'i Conoco Service, Ash & Division

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