The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 25, 1956
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PAGE TEN Russians, Injury Jinx BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Blytheville 'B' Team Hits Burdette Varsity, 51-41 BURDETTE — Charles Coalter was good for 18 points here last night and Ite Blytheville B team was good for 51. The result was a clean-cut 5141 victory over the Burdette var- By TED SMITS CORTINA. D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The plushiest Winter Olympics vet opens tomorrow in the shadow of an injury iinx and a surprising threat from a Russian powerhouse. There's also a disturbing lack of snow. Eiullt gold medal winners from the "1952 games at Oslo will be among the 1,100 athletes representing 32 countries in the opening pa- Returnin? champions include Mrs" Andrea Mead Lawrence of Parshall Colo., n double winner on skis, and Norway's Hjalmar Andersen, a triple winner on speed who fractured a neck vertebra in a ski spill. Most of the casualties are skiers and most of the accidents have been caused by the lack of snow. There hasn't been a snowfall in two weeks and the light covering scattered over the ski runs each night hasn't kept the slopes from becoming too icy—and dangerous. skates. Shortly after the parade, the , rink will be cleared and the Jirst actual competition begins with Austria meeting Italy and Canada playing Germany in ice hockey. Missing from the opening parade will be many of the 30 who have Buffered practice injuries. .Five were added to the casualty list yesterday, including Serge Giac- chrni of Prance, whose two-man bobsled shot off the icy, mile-long course at a mile-a-minute clip for the second time in a week. Seven of the injured definitely will miss the competition, including Katy Hodolph of Reno, Nev., Sudbury Turns On 3rd Quarter Heat tor Win Sudbury's basketeers turned on the heat in the third period to trounce the Lange quintet 20-11 in "Y" Grade school league ptey at the National Guard Armory yesterday afternoon. Trailing 8-4 in a low scoring first half, Sudbury's marksmen got hot after the intermission to make] a runaway of the game. Neither team was able to lind the basket with any regularity in the first half, but J. W. Hall and John Holland combined to give Lange an early lead that stood up until the opening of the third quarter. Then disaster struck the West- stders, as Hall went out on fouls and Barry Hughes found the range for Sudbury, pouring in 12 points in the last two periods. Sudbury rang up 8 points in the third before Lange was able to tally again. Sudbury Pos. Lange G Lendennie ... F .. J. W. Hall 4 B. Roush 2 F ... G. Stanley M. Johnson C L. Srnal N. Austin 2 G . J. Holland ' K. Warrlngton 4 . G . M. Coleman Subs: Sudbury — B. Hughes, 12, R. C. Bayburn, E. Warrington. Lange — J. Bell. tributed to the injury list. On the eve of the games, outlook was like this: The Russians, entering their first winter games, will clean up in speed skating and will do well in cross-country skiing. They'll also challenge in hockey. Norway, entering the seventh Winter Olympics with one of its strongest teams, probably will squeak out a team victory in the unofficial point standings. The United States, with Mrs. Lawrence below par, will be content to win two gold medals^in che women's figure skating with Tenley Albright of Newton Center, Mass., despite her gashed leg, and in the men's figure event with Hayes Allen Jenkins of Colorado Springs, Colo. Italy will take the two-man and four-man bobs, unless the U. S. team—or possibly the Germans or Swiss—can crowd in. Canada will win the hockey, pressed ; by Russia, Czechoslovakia and—as a long shot—the United States. Still, this is International amateur competition at its most intense nitch, and upsets are almost certain. Last Time.... CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy Wl—On the eve of the 1956 Winter Olympics, Mrs. Andrea Meade Lawrence believes this will be her last big international competition because "my family comes first." The U. S. star of the 1952 games, when she won two skiing gold medals, had her third child last October and started training again only last month. "I'll put everything I've got into it," said Andy, "but how goot I sity quintet. Coach Hank Prince's Blytheville beys, although playing on invisible crutches (colds, virus, etc.), leaped out to a 13-10 first quarter lead. Danny Joe Bratcher hit three field goals in the opening quarter. He collected 14 points for his night's work He also fouled out at the close '* # ' * Brief Drill Yester Braggadocio Takes C'ville C A BUTHEBSVILLE — Braggadocio's Eagles took a twin win from Caruthersville's Tigers last night Braggadocio won the A game 54-41. The Eagles whipped Caruthersrtlle 50-29 in the B game. Despite the final score, the A battle was close until the fourth quarter. The Eagles had a narrow 30-28 halftime edge. Braggadocio's high point men were Leon Geurian with 20 Gary Bruton with 18. Bob Bartholomew scored 12 for CaruthersvillP. The Eagles had a 20-14 lead midway through the B game. High B scorers were Eddie Wyatt of Caruthersville and Joe Scott of Brag- gaddocio with 16 each. A GAME Carulhersville Pos Clayton, 8 F Earth'mew, 12 F Patterson C Edgerton, 6 G White, 8 G Stibs: Caruthersville Braggadocio Bruton. 18 Coppage Grinstead. 10 Geurian, 20 Lack, 2 Michie, 6 Cook, 1, Collins, Green. 1 Braggadocio—McLemore, 4. FINAL TOUCH—Robin Greiner and Carole Ann Ormara pol ished up in Berkeley. Calif., for the Winter O >-™P' r ..^'"'« * Cortina Italy Jan. 26-Feb. 5. The couple won the nat.tmal pairs figure skating championship two years in a row day For Chicks Although there was no school at Blytheville High yesterday, Coach Jimmy Fisher ran most of his basketball squad through an abbreviated workout in the afternoon. The emphasis was on rebounds. •I believe rebounds are 75 percent- er any game," the coach said. The Chicks lost their last game ,a a visit to Pine Bluff Friday of the past week. Lack of rebound finesse, coupled, with f allure »to find the basket in the game's waning moments wrote the final 76-61 score. The Big Eight loss put the Chick- jsaws in sixth pkice in^the conference standings, at 2-4. North Little Rock and Pine B'l'uff are sharing a ride at the top of the heap. The next Blytheville game is to be played Saturday night at Little Rock. The Little Rock record is 3-2 in the conference. Chick guard Freddy AKBI-S finally moved into the team scoring lead. After the 12th game Friday night he now shows (unofficially) 110 points. of the game. ' Burdette was consistent. They hit ten points in each of the first two frames but trailed at intermission, 27-20. Burks of Burdette rammed [n 22 points for the night. Most of this total, however, came in the final quarter on fouls. Burdette suffered a feeble third period. They could only add six points to their total. While the B's were banging away for 14 more. The Burdette quintet woke up in the last minutes of play and outscored Blytheville 14-10. McMahan left the game early. He Was ill before the game started and the battle didn't help any. that is in competition I won't know utnil it's all over." She dislikes boastful athletes. "I'm satisfied with my physical condition, but a person can be physically strong and still not sk' too well." Severe Blow There is no douot iiiat Mrs. Lawrence's failure so far over here has been a severe blow to American hopes in the games that open to morrow. She's due to take off fifth in the giant slalom Friday—an event she won at Oslo in '52 along with the regular slalom to become the first U. S. double-winner in skiing. Andy was born in Rutland, Vt. but now lives in Parshall, Colo At 23, she stands 5-8 and weighs 130 and she can turn your head with her figure as well as he skiing . Despite her cautious approach to the Olympic competition, it's evident she wants to win. But win or rose (with no alibis), she intends to retire from the big meets going home to her Colorado ranch and her husband and three chil dren. "I don't think my children have interfered with my skiing—actually, they've probably helped. They kept me off skis some of the time. You can overtrain, you known." Yeah, but They Can See HARTFORD, Conn. UK — Nation al League umpire Frank Dascol: told members of the Connecticut legislature that their job was somewhat liXe his. "There are few compensations and a lot of abuses," said Dascoli. Harrison Rolls Merrily Along The Harrison High senior boys came up with their third straight win here last night as they took O'Banner High School from New Madrid, Mo., in the first half of a doubleheader, 63-46. Richard Stokes with 30 and Huey Long with 13 paced the Harrison proof Early Times Superiority OVER 5O% OF AMERICA'S WHISKY IS PRODUCED m KENTUCKY AND 6VILY TIMES STANBS ALOH.E AS THE ON£ WHISKY KENTUCKIANS CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES. IT'S A CLEAN H-AVOREO KENTUCKY WHISKY OF SUPERB MELLOWNESS WITH A TRADITION ALMOST A CENTURY OLD. $334 S<63 Jl'int I 14 Pt . KMnCKV STftMGNT BOdRBCM WWSKT-X PROOF BMK.T TIMES DtSTIUERY CO.. LOWSHUE 1; KT. n the opener, the Harrison girls in a romp. They trampled O'Banner 60-9. Margie Campbell hit 26 for Harrison. She was helped by 22 points from Ruby Brown. Both teams play Wonder City pt West Memphis here in a twinbill Saturday night. In the first game, the junior Paps, 8th grade boys, suffered a defeat from the capable hands of Burdette 48-17. Blytheville was never in the game. They could only swish seven in the first Half. Merriti hit five points for the little Paps. Eubanks of Burdette looked very good with 21 points. FIRST GAME Blytheville Pos. Burdette White, 2 F Epperson, Cobb, 3 F Talley, Merritt, 5 C Eubanks, 21 Nelson G S. Brothers, Wicker, 2 G Parky, 1 Subs: Blytheville — Alford, 2, Wright, Dash, O'Bannon, Anderson, Jones. SENIOR GAME Blytheville Pos. 'Burdette F Papooses Win At Paragould 29-24 PARAGOULD — The Blytheville Junior High Papooses visited here yesterday afternoon and returnee home with a victory, their third of the season. Final score was 29-24. Coach John Koldus' squad took an 8-6 lead after the first quarter Lutz, 4 McMahan, Wyatt, 10 Brateher, 14 Coalter, 18 C G G , Subs: Blytheville — Revelle. son. Rugsby, 2 Hangley, J2 Burks, 22 Easley Byrd, 1 Williford, 4 , Burdette— McFate, Robin- WEDNESDAY JANUARY M, 19Bf Giants Own 'Best' Crop Of Rookies By JOE BEICHMSB NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Schumacher, personable assistant to New York Giants president Horace Stoneham, is of the opinion the current Giant crop of rookies "is the best I have ever seen." Among the 1955 hopefuls are the Ho 1 percentage pitcher of the American Assn., the Texas league's strikeout king; a couple of 30-plus home run clouters and a youngster Manager Billy Eigney is touting as the regular second baseman "« his knees hold up. and increased it to 15-9 at trie halfway mark. The Paps didn't let up, held the Slim margin throughout. Doug Dorris captured 16 points and running mate Harvison tallied 12 times. Jerry Rounsavall played fine floor game. msenmu " " 1 - J "•• , Of seven new pitchers, Allan (Red) Worthington, a right-hander, and Pete Burnside, a southpaw, appear to have the best cnance to stick Worthington is the young man who broke in so sensationally ~ "ago" when he hurled his first two major Blytheville Harvison, 12 Watson Dorris, 16 .. Smith, 1 .... Rounsavall Pos. .. p . .. F . .. C.. G G Paragfould .. Booezr, 4 .... Lutes, 8 Little. '-'• Huenfeld, 4 Majors, 6 Subs: Blytheville — Cherry, Bruce, Boyd. Paragouid — Batlin, McDonald. partment. He crippled himself with four fouls in the first quarter last time out and watched most of the Read Courier News Classified Ads. He's running second with 164 points. And still hot on the trail is another guard Bobby Jones with 159. Others in the starting line ai>: Charles Abbott with 109 and Billy Daniels, 94. The Chickasaws won't play at Hnley Field Qym anymore this month. Next home engagement is Feb. 9. The opponent: El Dorado. Women Pros Start Qualifying Play FORT LA15DERDALE, Fla.,lfl— Practice rounds were out of th ers in the 24th annual Doherty Challenge Cup tournament. Two former champions, Dorothy Kirby of Atlanta and Grace Demoss Smith of Coral Gables, Pla., are regarded as pre-tourney favorites, together with Marlene Stewart, Canadian amateur champion from Font Hills, Ont. Armorel Boncis Gosnell, 90-36 ARMOREL—Coach Jordan Needham's Armorel Tigers observed homecoming in grand fashion here last night as they hung a 90-36 shellacking on Gosnell's Pirates. In a preliminary contest, Armo- I'el's girls made at a complete evening by staving off a last quarter Gosnell bid to win 49-46. In between-game ceremonies Miss Patty Dunham was crowned as Ar- morers homecoming queen. Rod Hundley of West made 238 'points in the Virginia first 10 games for the Mountaineers this Nobody Squawks To Referee Rocky GROSSINGER, N. Y. — (NEA — Rocky Marciano usually judges the World Barrel Jumping Championship here. The heavyweight champion missed this year. Returning to New York after a trip to Southern California, Rocky asked if there had been any squawks. "None." replied George Bennett of the Grosslnger staff. "They suspected that you might still be I around." three years shutouts in league starts. Wildness, however, caused his return to the minors. He's supposed to have sharpened his control now. In 1955 he won 19 games for Minneapolis, and worked in 10 of 15 playoff games, the Millers winning them all. At the latest reading, he had a 9-1 record in the winter league. One Question Burnside, a year Worthington's junior at 25, had an 18-11 record at Dallas, leading the Texas League with 235 strikeouts in 255 innings. His 2.48 earned run average was among the best. The only question concern!? Foster Castleman is whether his knees are sound again. Injuries handicapped him in two previous trials with the Giants. He was hitting 302 In 43 games at Minneapolis last year when his knees buckled under him again. A second operation during the winter is supposed to have cured the trouble. Bob Lennon, the most talked ol rookie last spring because of his 63 home runs in Nashville, Is back. This time the fanfare is not so loud. Despite a shoulder separation that sidelined the big outfielder for six weeks, he hit 31 home runs for Minneapolis and drove in 104 runs on a .280 batting average. George Wilson, up with the Giants before, also hit 31 homers at Minneapolis on a .307 average. Florida Goes to Dogs MIAMI, Fla. (.ft — Florida looks for a record winter season If the season's first purl mutuel wagering is any criterion. Tile first night of greyhound racing attracted 12,180 patrons who wagered $309,064 on the program, a new state record for one night of betting on the dogs. The admission -price was hiked from 25 to 50 cents this season. 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But you know it for sure in the lift and thrill and spirit of B.OADMASTEH performance. For here is the obedient might of the highest- powered V8 engine in Buick history—coupled to the flash-fast response and absolute smoothness of an advanced new Variable Pitch Dynaflow— most modern transmission in motoring today. And here is Buick comfort, Buick handling ease, Buick roadability, and the great Buick ride—each brought to its peak in this Buick of Buicks. In aB truth, no man who pub true merit above mere symbol could ask for more than is his in ROADMASTEa. If that applies to you, wel! be happy to arrange an introduction. Will you phone us-or come in -for a demonstration soon? 1 MI went OUAMM ' OHlV Custom Built by Buick K AM MMt WMK W* MOW 1WM « It's «v«ry ownc* a mqn'i whisky LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Broadway & Walnut OPEN TILL 9 P.M. Phont 3-4555

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