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PAGE SIX BLYTHiriLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1956 Tiger Game Tonight Blytheville Chicks Invade Little Rock Pastrano-Speber Rematch Turns Out a Fizzle MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two youngsters who are aim fora long automobile journey to Little Rock. They're sched- 1 ing for separate boxing uled to take the floor against the Tigers in a Big Eight basket- 1 crowns — heavyweight Willie " ' ' J "- 1 - 1 " The Blytheville High Chickasaws departed this morning ball tilt tonight at eight o'clock. Play-by-play description of the game is to be carried locally over Radio Station KLCN-FM. The Chickasaws are currently running in the No. 6 spot in a field of eight. Not too impressive on paper but Blytheville's four defeats to date were dealt to them— a pair from each— by conference leaders, North Little Rock and runnerup Pine Bluff. The Chicks still have a fine chance of landing high in the standings when the final whistle is blown at season's end. - Lineup Change Coach Jimmy Fisher yesterday that GET A GANDER OF THIS—Billy Brown. IS, bagged .n ll and an eight-pound Canada goose just before the migratory wild fout hunting season ended at Manteo. N.C. Russion Sweep Another US Champ Skids By TED SMITS CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Soviet Russia's powerful squad, competing in its first winter Olympics, swept two championships today and Italy's daring two-man bobsledders grabbed a third as another U. S. titleholder was dethroned. Eugenij Grischin, the Communist's outstanding sprint speed- skater, broke the Olympic and records in capturing the 500-meter title in 40.2 seconds over the lightning fast ice at Misurina. He succeeded Ken Henry of Chicago, the 1952 titlist, who finished 16th although he was one of the many to crack the Olympic mark oi 43.1. Henry was timed in 42.8. The world mark of 40.8 seconds was set by another Russian, Yury Sergeyev. a year ago. The honor of scoring the first winter Olympics gold medal for Russia, went, however, to Ljubovj Kozyreva. The petite blonde beat out another Russian to win the women's 10 kilometer 6 miles, 376 yards across country ski racej through the Ampezzo Valley in 38 minutes. 11 seconds. America did not enter this tough event. Italy finished one-two in the two- man bobsled competition with jet pilot Lambeno Dalla Costa winning with a total time of 5:30.14 for the four heats down the glazed N.Y., suffered a separation in hjs left knee when the No. 2 sled, piloted by Art Tyler, also of Rochester, almost cracked up on the final turn. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. The Tyler-Seymour team was timed in 5:40.8 in taking sixth place behind the U. S. No. 1 com bination of Wajghtman Washbond East Hartford. Conn., and brake man Pat Biesiadecki, Ware, Mass The No. 1 sled had a total time of 5:38.16 for fifth. The Russians did not enter the bobsled event. Virginia Bowen At Olympics Virginia Bowen, former Blytlie ville school teacher and daughter of Mrs. Howard Bowen of this city is to be a spectator at tomorrow's Winter Olympics. Miss Bowen, now a teacher of home economics in a U. S. gov- indicated there might be a change in his opening line. It was believed Billy Daniels might be the starting center. Although regular center Fred Hodges is second-highest Chick in point-production with 164 (Akers leads with 170), he has had two successive poor efforts. In the Leachville game, Jan. n. he dropped five points in the bucket and last Friday night he only to- ailed four points. His chief trouble, of course, has been fouling. In each of these con- este he's been charged with some crippling, early personals. Naturally it was difficult for him o keep his production up warming .he splinters. "Experts" The free-seat experts can see all he angles in the move of Daniels to center. Fisher could -possibly want o save big Fred for a crucial part of the game, where he could play jeely, unencumbered by fouls. Or the move might indicate Fisher is already grooming Billy Daniels for that spot on next year's team. The angles are many. And probably even more than Coach Fisher limself has realized. All this, by the way, if the shakeup does come about as expected. Bobby Jones, Chickasaw with the deadly eye from the corners and :ar-afield, is third in team scoring. His total is 159. Charles Abbott, forward, entered the century circle after the last ;ame played at Pine Bluff. He now has 109. Daniels 100? And if Daniels (94) doesn't crack the circle tonight the Blytheville athletes more than likely will return home Sunday with heavy IOSB No. 5 riding their shoulders. The Chickasaws are scheduled to hit the, highways again next week. They have Thursday and Friday engagements sceduled with Texarkana. Feb. 9 and 10 are home dates. The Chicks will host El Dorado.. The Little Rock Tigers,, tonight's foes have won 3 and lost 3 in the loop. They were dropped inathrill- -er latt night by-the-fTBiit?uniilng Wildcats from North Little Rock, 63-58. Tiger center Harry Vines evident- y is the boy to watch. He dropped in 15 points last night. It was reported he put on a fast, brilliant 'inish. Sudbury Trims Central, J4-5, Leads V Loop Sudbury school's basketball team hooked another leg over the .top rung of the "Y" league ladder jes- erday afternoon by whipping' Central 14-5 in a tight defensive battle at the National Guard Armory. Sudbury scored first and was never headed, although Central tied it once on Freddy Bailiffs basket after two minutes : ol play Mickey Johnson was the entire Sudbury offense in the first half,' scoring all six of Sudbury's points as they led by 6-4 at the intermission. Johnson was also the game's ligh scorer with a total of 8. Central went on a scoring famine in the second half and was able to tally only one point. Sudbury Pos. Central Looney Hits 31, Luxora Wins Pair DELL—Luxora won two basket- jail games here last night. The girls in the opener sneaked away 33-31, and the boys took their contest 54-44. For the Luxora girls, the big noises were Barron and McGIaugh- lin with 14 and 14 respectively. Byers of Dell hit 10. Luxora held a narrow 19-17 halftime edge. In the finale, Looney fired away for 31 big points as his teammates led the action at intermission, 2625. Peeples contributed 18 for the losers. BOYS Luxora Pos Dell. Looney. 31 F Culp, 3 Towles, 5 ...... F . C . G . G . Hughes, 2 T. Wright Roush, 2 F Stilwell Johnson, 8 R. Warrington Austin, 2 Ratliff, 2 G Smotherman, G . Dunnavant, Subs: Sudbury — Caldwell, Rayburn, Hearn, E. Warrington, Lendennie. Central — L. Wright, Medford, Chandler. League Standings: Won Lost Sudbury 3 1 Lange 2 2 Central 1 3 Manuel, 4 Chrisco, 9 Anders, 5 Subs: Luxora—Staggs. Holmes, 1. Payne, 1. Stalling Peeples, 18 .. Cook. 15 Edwards. 4 Dell— Wilson, Osceola, Split Twinbill WILSON— The Wilson Bulldogs cupped the Seminoles from Osceola here last night in the senior boy! contest, 44-39. Osceola juniors were victorious, 31-15. Billy Tranum was the bright spot for Wilson With 24 points. He was the leading point-maker for the night. Reeves of Osceola kicked in wth 18. His team was behind at the half 21-14. In the junior action, Strange of Osceola was high scorer with !3. W Chandler of Wilson pumped in eight. SENIORS Pos. P F Pastrano and light heavy- .v e i g h t Chuck Spieser — fought to a draw here last night and neither gained any prestige during the exhibition. It was a fast fight and probably looked good on television, but it was boring to ringside customers. Neither man landed a damaging blow and in the seventh and eighth rounds the crowd clappec and hooted for action. Pastrano won a 96-95 edge on ihe card of Referee Cy Gottfried. Fred Aaronson gave it to Spieser 96-95. Judge Stu Winston and the Associated Press voted it a draw. Fans Disagree Some experts have picked Pas trano as a future heavyweighj champion but the 3.928 M i a m Beach fans who paid a gross gate of $16.581 to see him fight Splesei wondered how he can make it with his lack of punching power. The 20-year-old Pastrano cu' Spieser's left eye but his punches gave the tough Michigan Stati graduate no real trouble. Pastrano, who is ranked a's thi No. 2 light heavyweight contende: although he is now a full-fledged heavy, weighed in at 182',£. He Has grown from a middleweight to heavy in a single year. Spieser the seventh ranking light heavy weighed 'm It was the second meeting of the two lighters. Pastrano outpointed the 26-year-old Spieser in Chicago last July 27. Cowboy Cherberg, Huskies' Football Coach, Gets Booted SEATTLE (AP) — Cowboy Johnny Cherberg, unable to subdue the angry bawling of his University of Washington football team, old grads and undergrads, has been ordered to seek new pastures. The 45-year-old coach was fired J'esterday after two hectic months of trying to stave off criticism angled his way from numerous quarters after a majority of his team denounced him as dictatorial. The announcement of his dismissal came from the office of H. P. Everest, vice president of the university, after the axe was dropped by Harvey Cassill, director of athletics. Big "If". It was Cassill who inherited the task by order of the university's board of regents which—\vitti a big "if"—voted Dec. 10 to keep Cherberg. The "if" was incorporated in a proviso Cherberg would "amicably resolve" his difficulties with his protesting team members. And Cassill was given the job of deciding whether the cowboy — so nicknamed for his parentheses- shaped underpinning — accomplished this objective." It was late in November, after the close of a 5-4-1 season which had started out with much promise that 32 of the approximately 48 squad members complained to Cassill. The gist of Cherberg their beef against was what they called "dictatorial and highhanded" methods of handling the team. It never was very fully explained but added up to a statement "We don't like Cherberg." The noise grew and some "prominent" graduates who long have been known to keep a finger in the institution's athletic policies chimed In. v The regents met and said we'll tumult and shouting died off. Then, some talent pulled out of school. Four Santa Monica, Calif., players who had shown great promise on the freshman team said they were going home. Loves His Enemiea A passel of others announced they wouldn't play under Cherberg and the university daily editor, bemoaning the loss of some football playing fraternity brothers who had quit school, called for Cherberg's resignation. Cherberg said "not on your life. I'm not quitting. I love my enemies —it drives them nuts." But Cassill had the last—and final—word. Cherberg's successor has yet to be chosen. Dons Could -And Most Likely Will By CHRIS EDMON0S BERKELEY, Calif. (APj — The National champion University of San Francisco Dons are overwhelming favorites to whip California tonight and set a new major college record for successive basketball triumphs. The Dons have bowled over 39 opponents in a vow, never once using the so-called advantage of a tome court for the simple reason :hey don't own one. The squad. No. 1 in the nation both last year and this, practices on a high school floor across the stree from .ts campus and plays its "home" games in municipal arenas a' San.— Francisco. College Basketball Manila Drops Thriller At Leachville, 55-54 LEACHVILLE — It couldn't have been any closer. Bud dy Thweatt lifted the ball at the sound of the buzzer and gave the Leachville Lions a dazzling 55-54 win over the tough Manila Lions here last night in a hard-fought homecoming game. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 102. Connecticut 82 Georgetown (D.C.) 82, St. Peters (N.J.) 69 Memphis State 05, Miss. State 13 73 Wake Forest 89, South Carolina 75 Tenn. State 88, Kentucky State! 73 Wheaton 95. Calvin 78 Lincoln (Mo.) 71, Central State (Ohio) 69 Northwestern Okla,. 76, Phillips Univ. 72 East Central Okla. 79, Northeastern Okla. 67 Drury 75, Tarkio 63 Bethel (Kan.) 71, Bethany (Kan) 62 Friends (Kan.> 94. McPherson 80 Holla (Mo) 63, Maryville (Mo) 56 'Culver - Stockton 84, Concordia (St. Louis) 79 . Central Okla. 83, Southwestern Okla. 77 Okla. Baptist 59, Southeastern Okla. 53 Southern California 65. Idaho 56 Stanford 74, Oregon 55 Seattle 106, St. Francis (Pa.) 83 Washington 66, Oregon state 58 Montana State 55, Montana 54 Colorado State 88, Adams (Colo) State 83 Wilson Peepers, 7 Suggs, 4 B. Tranum, 24 C Bob Tranum, 3 G Cissell, 6 G Osceoli Wells, 4 Bell Lucas, 5 Hopkins, 8 Reeves, 18 Subs: Hill, 4. Wilson— Rogers. Osceola— was second ernment school in Stuttgart, Ger-. i many, is indeed fortunate because 1,700 meter —mile. 109 yards- chute. Eugenio Monti with 5:31.45. Uncle Sam's two sleds .rated! the daily number of spectators at among the favorites in the preracej the Winter Games is limited, dope finished a disappointing fifth j She is to be accompanied by her I Burks 27. and sixth. Edgar Seymour, a 43-: suite-mate, Edith Mohler from! Armorel led at the halfway mark year old engineer from Rochester, j Ohio. ! at 31-30 but couldn't hold up under Patterson Hits 30 But It's Not Enough As Burdette Take Armorel, 87-83 BURDETTE — The Armorel Tigers tasted defeat here last night as dished out by the tough Burdette Pirates, 87-83. Lame Nag Sells For $7,500 CORAL GABLES, Fla. <NEA) — Dave Weissberger dropped a $7,500 claim in the box for Tee J H in the sixth race at Tropical Park. Tee J H raced in the Valley View Farm silks, ridden by Willie Hartack. He broke down badly, was unable to finish. Owner Weissberger had no alter- Manila had a 43-42 lead moving into the final eight minutes of action, and as the clock ran out it appeared they had the game all zippered-up and stored away by the same margin. But they hadn't counted on the brilliant Buddy Thweatt. He collected 18 points to all for his work last night. Manila's center Shedd landed in the scoring spotlight, however, with 22 points. Leachville was off to a Hying start, leading after the first, quarter 16-8. Manila rallied, clawed to within a 28-25 halftime score, and finally moved quarters. ahead after three Then came the story-book finish . . . and a successful (for Leachville) homecoming. Both B. D. Carter and Norm Ward fouled out in the game. In the first game, the Leachville juniors marched over Manila, 50-11. Earl Towel) rimmed 10 points for the victors. Johnston on, the losing Manila quintet had si\. The junior Leachville team played their homecoming game last Friday night. They whipped Jonesboro in the fray. 46-35, SENIOR GAME Leachville Pos. Manila B. D. Carter 11 . F Atkeison 16 F Ward 8 C Thweatt 18 G McWilliams 2 Shedd 22 . Wagner 6 Thomas . G .. Meachum 8 Subs: Leachville — B. G. Carter, Bailey, 2. Manila — Isaacs, Rodgers, 4, Veach. Don Mueller in 1955 and Fred Lindstrom in 1930 hit safely in 24 straight games, a record for a member of the New York Giants. native. He had to come up with 57,500 for a cripple which may never race again. Six-Man Tag Bout Booked For Mat Card Six-man tag wrestling comes back to Memorial Auditorium Monday night with two. three man teams of he ivyweishlj h .mmer'ng away at one another. Newcomer Jack Laskin wil make his first appearance before a Blytheville crowd in the match. He Is scheduled to team with Herb Larson and Joe Welch. Opposing them will be three brawny heavyweights who like the going rough and tough. Composing the other team will be Charro Aztec, Joe McCarthy and Chico (Mac Mexican) Cortez. Tills bout is expected to be wild affair with just about anything happening. All six participants are ring-wise veterans who are capable of handling most any situation. Very little is known about Laskin but he comes to the Mid-South cir cult highly recommended. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Laskin taking on Cortes, Charro Aztec meeting Larson and Welch slug gtng McCarthy. Best DefeDK Tonight's expected victory over the Pacific Coast Conference Bears would set a new consecutive win mark of 40 and wipe out and old record set 19 years ago ay Long Island University and equalled four years later by Seton Hall. The Dons grabbed a share of the mark on a 69-50 conquest of Fresno State in their last start Jan. 13. Big Bill Russell, 6-10.All-America center, and guards K. C. Jones and Hal Perry, are the key men in XJSF's successful pattern. The three Negroes, all holdovers from _ast season's NCAA titlists, bulwark the country's tightest defense and contribute most .of the scoring. There was little action nationwide last night because of midyear examinations. And what there was it was confined chiefly to the Pacific Coast Conference. In the No. 1 contest, Washington finally managed to win a road game, turning back Oregon State 66-58. This was a "must" for the Huskies if they Intended to remain in serious contention for the title. Good at Home Stanford maintained its perfect home record by dumping Oregon 74-55, and Suothern California clubbed Idaho 65-56. Montana State scored an uphill 55-54 triumph over Montana, and Seattle walloped St. Francis of Pa., 106-83. That gave St. Francis a 1-2 record on its trip to the West Coast. Wake Forest defeated South Carolina, 89-75, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, and Memphis State, one of the top independents in Dixie, ran its record to 13-2 by outclassing Mississippi State 105-73. Wheaton won its 14th straight by beat Calvin.Mich. 95-78. Keiser Takes Doubleheader KEISER — Reiser's Yellowjackets copped both ends of a doubleheader with Missco High here last night. The boys were victorious 84-55 and the girls won 63-49. Smith paced Reiser's girls to victory with an amazing 56 points while Bonnie Mills potted 19. Holmes scored 23 and Autrey 15 for Missco. In the boys game Spain got 20 points to lead Keiser and D. Hall paced Missco with 18. Pro Basketball Friday's Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATE DPRESS Rochester 111, New York 9S Fort Wayne 106, Boston 97 Carl Patterson crashed through for 30 points but it wasn't enough to carry his mates to victory. Burdette had a pair of hotshots also with Langley hitting 24 and the driving Pirates. Burdette Rigsby, 14 .. McFate. 8 ... Langley, 24 . Burks, 21 .. Easley, 16 .. Pos. . F .. ' f . " . C .. G .. a .. Armorel Patterson, 30 ,. Stinnett, 20 Williams, 10 , Garrison, 14 . M. Elliott. 9 John Landy Does It Again MELBOURNE. Australia (AP) — John Landy. lanky Australian school teacher who last year virtually decided to give up running forj good, made the once fabulous j four - minute mile look just j humdrum today. , For the tliird time since he set| the world record of 3:58 at Turku, I Finland, on June 24, 1954, Landyl burst through the four-minute bar-} rier at Melbourne today to win the Victorian Slate Mile in 3:58.6—the second fastest mjle on record. Since Britain's Roger Bannister ran the first 4-minute mile just over two years ago, what was once regarded as the unattainable goal of the track and field world, has been reached eight times in live races. Bannister did it twice—the second time when he beat Landy in the "Mile of The Century" at the British Empire Games in Vancouver, in August, 1954. Last May three men—Hungary's Laszlo Tabori and Britons Chris Chataway and Brian Hewson—all did under four minutes in the same race at London's White City. Landy's achievement today capped an outstanding comeback after a year away from the track. It was his third success in his comeback series and the first time the mile has been run in less than 4. minutes in Australia. Merv Lincoln, who finished second to Landy today, \va» time in 4:00.6, good enough to put him among the top 10 milers of the world. Ron Clarke was third. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 30 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match JACK LASKIN, HERB LARSON and JOE WELCH —Vs.— CHARRO AZTEC, JOE McCARTHY and tKt MAD MEXICAN 90 Minute Time IJmil — Resl 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 50e — Children 15e A/so 2 7-Faff Matches 30 Minute Tim« Limit LASKIN vs. MEXICAN AZTEC vs. LARSON WELCH vs. MCCARTHY Try a Texaco Service Station First! We Can Supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL "Let us power your farm and heat your home" We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" BlytheTille Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 Delta Propane • Phon* For Fric Estimate! R. C. FARR & SONS Owners Phone 3-4662 — 400 Railroad — Phone 3-4567 , FLASH CAMERAS • MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. 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