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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,19M_ _ BLITHEVILLK (AMC.rCOURIES Sgwl"" ' ^^E- - I — ~ ^m Chick B's Trounce Maiden, Paps Fail Bratcher Rims 19 Points, Wyatt Hits 17 in B Game season In an overtime game. # * * Chicks Play Little Rock Tomorrow The Blytheville High Chickasaws leave here tomorrow morning by automobiles for a Saturday night basketball date with the Little Rock Tigers, a Big Eight fellow-member. Blytheville Head Coach Jimmy Fisher indicated there might be a shakeup in the usual lineup, al- t&ough he did not definiately state •where the change is likely to be made. He was pleased, however, with the play of big Billy Daniels in the center slot against Pine Bluff last week, and il might be that he has plans of switching Billy to Hodges' position. Hodges was crippled by fouls the last two outings. That would mean opening action for Jimmy Bratcher in Billy's position. Billy Daniels is the only boy who fa to return next year from the atarting line and could use the work at the center position. More than likely Fisher already sees Daniels .working tfcat next - year spot. The, Chicks will be looking for tbeir.third Big Eight win. They've lost four. The game will be carried locally on radio station KLCN. Starting time hasn't been announced yet. Sam Coule exercises horses for firookmeade Stable at Hialeah in the morning, paints or writes articles on horses in his spare time and parks cars at Florida tracks in tte afternoon. ^ Danny Joe Bratcher was highpoint man for the night. He collected 19 points with his soft one- handers from the field. Bill Wyatt had a fine night, too. He added 17 to the local team's score. Sammy Powel! oJ Maiden dented the rim for 19 also. The B's didn't nave too much trouble at any moment of the ame. Two regular starters from . the Maiden squad failed to make the trip here. But the local lads were sharp in their shooting last night and it would've taken a great team to stop them. Greater than themselves, that is. Dean Harris opened the scoring in the game as he tossed in a free throw. But Wyatt, Bratcher, Moore and Coalter quickly erased that with successive two-pointers. In the last four minutes of the opening frame, both fives were red- hot. They traded lay-ups and some beauties from quite a distance out. Blytheville led at the end of the first eight minutes, 20-15. Blytheville Pos. Fred Moore, 10 F Williford, 2 F Wyatt, 17 C Bratcher, 19 ... O Coalter, 11 G Substitutions iMalden .... Harris, 5 ... Powell, 19 ... Blanton, 6 D. Watson, 16 K. Watson, 2 Blytheville — Lutz, Scott. 4, McMahan, 2, Young, Dunkln, 3, Renfro. Maiden — Crawford, Stuart, Kirkbride, Hodge, Jordan. Ed Moore opened chick B scoring in the next frame with a field goal from the sideline, and from there his buddies skipped merrily along to a 35-20 intermission lead. Williford's bucket in the middle of the third quarter pushed Blytheville ahead 37-22. The B's only rimmed-10 points in this quarter, their worst of the game. McMahan closed the scoring here with an overrUie-head jump shot. Moving along into the final eight minutes, the local athletes led 45-26. Both team:; pressed in this frame and had their best scoring production. Maiden collected 22 while Coach Pops' Record Now Shows 9 Losses The Junior High Papooses went under for the ninth time last night at Haley Field Gym in the first game of a twinbill, falling to the Junior High Maiden team, 38-30. The Paps played a good game, however. Except for a bad second quarter when they only tipped the scales for seven points. "That was the game," Coach John Koldus said. "We never recovered." Billy Harvison played a good game, one of his best, as he scored ten points. He fought hard all the way. The first quarter was tight, only a point separating the . two clubs. Maiden led 9-8. But they ran away to a 23-15 halftime lead. Robert Jordan paced Maiden's juniors with 14 points for the night and Floyd Hodge hit eight points, all on free flips. The Paps outscored Maiden in the last quarter but couldn't climb quite high enough. SKI LINE—Four United States jumpers showed their forms prepa Italy Bill Olson makes it look easy with no hands. Charles Tremblay spi stretched in front Dick Rahoi turns up his hands, form counts as mucn as distance. * iring for the Winter Olympic Games at Cortina D Ampezio, ,reads his arms. Marvin Crawford leans farjorward, arms out-J :h as distance, so take your oiaroTthese diffemil ilyle*. ^m~ Blytheville Harvison, 10 . Watson, 4 Dorris, 3 Smith, 7 Rounsavall, 2 Pos. F , . C . . G G . . Subs: Blytheville — Cherry, 4, Boyd. Maiden— Hinze, Downing, Bond, Louis. Maiden Jordan, 14 Varvell, 13 Morgan, 1 Hodge, 8 Harman, 4 Hank Prince's Blytheville team showed 21. Scott and Bratcher with four points apiece wrote the finish. The same Blytheville team meets the Manila B boys heer Monday night. Cards Might Have Another Rookie-of-the-Year in 56 By JOE EEICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals, who appear to have a corner on the "rookie-of-the-year" market, should have more than one candidate for the 1956 award if the boys live up to their press notices. In 1954, the Cards' Wally Moon* was voted the National.League's' outstanding rookie. Last year it wafi BUI Virdon with his Redbird teammate Ken Boyer not far behind. Coming to the Cards' training camp in St. Petersburg, Fla., this spring will be a batch of youngsters including second baseman Don Blasingame, the American Assn's. Rookie - of - The Year; outfielder Russell Rac, the the Texas League's outstanding rookie; and outfielder Gene Green, top first year man of the Three- League. Brandt and Green are not on the Cardinal roster, but will be given an opportunity to make the , club. Harry Hoitsma, a 27-year-old righthander with a 13-3 record at Houston, may be just the relief pitcher Manager Freddie Hutchinson is looking for. He worked in 56 games, most in relief, finished 45 of them, walked only 48 in 109 innings arid had an impressive 2.64 earned run average. Practically everyone who has seen Blasingame has something nice to say about the hustling 23- year-old speedster from Corinth. Miss. A former shortstop, the blazer was switched to second base by Eddie Stanky who was look- [ ing forward to the time Red 1 Schoendienst will have to be re- i placed. A .303 hitter at Omaha, i an excellent fielder and double i play pivot man. the scrappy young- : ster may become a factor in the battle for third or short if, as is likely, he fails to dislodge the talented Schoendienst. ! Luke Sewell \vho, as manager of! Toronto last year, was a first-hand i observer of Brandt, thinks the kid I was the No. 1 major league pros-! pect in the entire league. Only in ] his third professional year, 21-year- old Jackie batted .305 at Rochester, belted 38 doubles, 12 triples, 1 homers and drove in 68 runs de- j «pite hitting in second slot. He also \ stole 22 bases and showed a strong arm in centerfteld. For aches, pains, cuts, bruises, burns, colds, headaches, bites and stings, try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment Available at your favorite drug counter C. G- SMITH PRODUCTS CO. We Buy Ear Corn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 Czechs Hand Americans 4-3 Loss in Hockey Game By STAN SWINTON CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Finland and Germany each grabbed a first jold medal today and Italy's ;wo daredevil drivers took a commanding ^lead at the halfway mark of the two-man bobsled championships as the seventh Winter Olympics opened full blast today. Snow fell, too, to make this a ioyous occasion in this snow- starved resort center but there was only gloom in the American camp. The two U. S. bobsled teams were virtually out of.the competition, Mrs. Andrea Mead Lawrence finished in a tie for fourth place in the women's giant sla- om and the U.S. hockey, team absorbed a 4-3 defeat from Czechoslovakia in the last two minutes of its opening game. Velkko Hakulinen, a 31-year-old Finnish lumberman who won a gold medal at Oslo in 1952, became the first champion of these games when he captured the 30-kilometer cross country ski race (18 miles, 1,128 yards), a new event on the Olympic program. He Won the 50- kilometer grind in the last Olympics. Hakulinen was timed in. one hour, 44 minutes, six seconds, with a Swede second and a Russian third. Ossi Reichert, a 30-year-old German cafeteria manager, unofficially won the giant slalom in the sparkling time of one minute, 56,5 seconds for the lightning fast, 1,700 meter (mile, 109 yards) : Tofano course, to dethrone Mrs. Lawrence. The 23-year-old American Housewife from Parshall, Col«., winner of both the giant slalom and slalom in 1952, was tied for fourth in 1:58.3. The result of the slalom was unofficial pending the usual review by the judges but there wasn't much doubt that the plaoings would stand. Austria's Josef me Frandl was second with 1:57.8 with another A u s Vi 1 a n, Dorothea Hochleit ner third with 1:58.2. Mrs. Lawrence, who has had three children since winning both the slalom and giant slalom in 1952, was tied for fourth with Madeleine Berthod, the skinny, 25- year old Swiss cowmaid who had been, rated the favorite. They were clocked in 1:58.3. America's two sleds, piloted by Waightman (Bud) Washbond of East Hartford, Conn., and Art Tyler of Rochester, N.Y., were far behind the dashing Italians, who were racing on their familiar, home course. Dalla. Costa, a jet pilot at the wheel" of Italy's No. 1 sled, zoomed down the chute in 1:22 and 1:22.45 for a total time of 2:44.45. The course record for the distance of a mile and 109 yards is 1:21.98. Eugenio Monti, a pint-sized former Italian ski champion, was clocked in 1:22.73 and. 1:22.53 for a total of 2:45.26. Two more heats Will be raced tomorrow with the total times for the four runs deciding the championship. Washbond ,at the wheel of the No. 1 U.S. sled with Pat Biesia- dceki, Ware, Mass., at the brake, finished fifth with a total of 2:48.97 on runs of 1:24.82 and 1:24.15. Tyler, with Ed Semour, also of Rochester, N.Y., as his brake took sixth with runs of 1:25.41 and 1:23.77 for a total of 2:49.18. The hockey loss was a heartbreaker for the plucky Americans who gave it the old college try throughout and three times came from behind to tie at 1-1, 2-2, and 3-3. The victory almost assured Czechoslovakia of a first place fin ish in the "B" pool of three poo elimination tournament. However, the United States strong showing Indication they should have little difficulty in ad vancing into the final round bj defeating the weak Polish team in their second game tomorrow Czechoslovakia and Poland play Sunday. Sweden's Sixteen Jernberg was, second in the cross country sk race in 1:44.30 with Russia's Pave Koltdhin third in 1:45.45. This marked Russia's debut in the Winter lympics and Koltdhin became the powerful Sovie squad's first medal winner. He re ceived a bronze trophy for thirc place. Behind him came three more Russians, then two Swedes Arkansas Takes On Mississippi Tomorrow . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The two top teams In the 1956 Southwest Conference basketball race swing into action tomorrow night after a layoff for final examinations. Arkansas, whose lour victories against no defeats is the best conference record In the loop, take» on Mississippi at Memphis. The tilt Is a non cofiference game. Southern Methodist, second best with a 3-0 mark, faces a dangerous foe In Texas Christian at Dallas. All other conference teams — Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor and Rice—remain idle this weekend. Arkansas and Southern Methodist face a showdown when they meet at Fayetteville Feb. 4. Although the Hogs have more victories to their credit since conference play began, they can't match the season record of the Mustangs, now rated 18th nationally in the Associated Press poll. While the Hogs have only a 5-8 season mark, the Mustangs, .who have yet to be defeated by a Southwest Conference team this season, have 13 victories against 2 losses. Over the last two seasons, Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers has driven in more runs than any other major leaguer. He has sent in 266 tallies. and another Finn. America's two entries, Lynn Lev "' * J ~ leans and Andy Miller, McCall, Idaho, were far ULU *.. . ... v . With the only two finals completed, Russia, making its debut in the winter games with a powerful squad, wa~ tied for first with Germany and Finland with 10 points each in the unofficial team scoring. No official point score Is kept in the Olympics but traditionally points are counted lb-5-4-3-2-1 in all events in which gold medals are awarded Manila Girls Win Warded Tourney Title WARDELL — The Manila senior girls won the first place crown here l«st night after the three-day Wardeli Invitaton8l Tournament closed. The Manila girls defeated Wardell In Ulc finals 52-40. Manila previously hud defeated Naylor, 63-36 »nd 8te*le. SO-M. In ttw final g»mt, Harrison mod* 3< points tor Manila and Wurdell's McPherson tallied 18. In UM boys' junior championship gum*. Armord fell to Clarkton. Muitl* PSMWI '«»'* I" *'« division. J, T, Johnston made 13 points tor UM tourUi'»il»cer». 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If you have a son or daughter in Military Servic* ' his or her name will also be listed on his birthday, with a flag after the name. A star will appear after the names of Missionaries from Blytheville. The meeting arid social functions of the Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club, the Jaycees, and the American Legion and special events in Blytheville will b« listed on the dates they will be held. LISTINGS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THE BLYTHEVILLE WATER COMPANY ON MAIN STREET. \ Every family in Blytheville will want one of these NOVEL Calendars. The cost is only SOc.per calendar and 25c per listing. All money taken in with the exception of the actual cost of the printing will be used by the Blytheville Jaycees for their many civic programs and projects. HELPING TO MAKE A FRIENDLY COMMUNITY MORE FRIENDLY. This Ad Sponsored By The Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity"