The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1956 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 30, 1956
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MONDAY, JAWARY 80, 1909 BLTffllTILLB (ARK.)' OOWRTBR PAGB 8EYBN 4 I ,< Coaclws Like It Key-Lock System Cuts Easy Goals on Missed Foul Shots c TA¥ AWAY Here's what a locked keyhole looks like. Offensive men (arrows) are kept Farther away horn the basket than defensive players. This makes for defensive rebounding, Utter thMtap-tas by shooting team's big men, which irks spectators and sends scores soaring By JIMMY BBESLIN NEW YORK — (NEA) — Everett Case, whose coaching job keeps North Carolina State at the top of the college basketball heap, has been winning so much in the past few years, that to find a genuine worry, Ev has had to think in terras of well over 1,000 miles from his area. "Take this Wilt the Silt Cram- gerlain out at Kansas," Case said one day this season. "I just don't know what he's going to do to our business when he is on the varsity next year. He has a good chance of ruining the game." You can Ilnd a load of coaches who will agree with this. A rule change, brought on by the 1-foot Chamberlain's accepted prowess, seems inevitable. • * * So a little research was done on this point. Uncovered was' a flock of new ideas people are trying to sell basketball. The majority of these are strictly in the ash-can department, but one, brought in by Jay Archer, Is worth thinking about. Archer has what he calls a Key-Lock Foul Lane. And Archer, who is the founder of Biddy Basketball — the Little League of the cage came — has some enthusiastic backing. Ken Loefiler of Texas A and Doggy Julian of Dart-points which you get so much ot M. mouth, for example, are all for putting the idea before the National Rules Committee. The "Key-Lock" or "Locked. Keyhole" is a technical term which, boiled down to the game you see on a court deprives big men on the offense of getting a lot of garbage" baskets. The main features of the plan are two slanting lines drawn from the foul line and each extending out toward the corner. When a foul line and each extending out toward the corner. When a foul shot is being taken, the shooting team's rebounder must take the first spot on each side. This leaves them on the inside—but at least a full step farther away from the basket than the defenders. "If .the .foul .shot is missed," Archer points out, "a rebound by the defense is more likely than ono of those cheap tap-ins for two St. Louis University's Fire Wagon Meets Three Slow-Geared Teams By JIM VAN VALKENBTJRG The Associated Press Among the nation's best at fire wagon basketball, St. Louis' Missouri Valley leaders will risk their title chances three times in five days against teams using a slow-geared defensive style. The hot-shooting Billikens are 4-0 in the Valley, 12-2 or the season, unbeaten in five road games and have wpn seven in a row, but they'll need some work on defense before traveling to Wichita (1-3) Thursday and Tulsa (1-4) Saturday. After this the Bills will return home next Monday to face a longtime jinx, Oklahoma A&M (2-W. Wichita and Tulsa are bringing up the rear in the Valley, but this Is a conference that has won 57 and lost 18 against outside foes. Tulsa, coached by Clarence Iba, stunned brother Henry (Iron Duke) Iba's Aggies 46-42 Saturday, send- ing them to third place back of Houston (5-2). Ralph Miller's Kansans, facing a schedule loaded with taller teams, turned to defense and ball control and are doing well with it. They won at Tulsa and gave towering Oklahoma City a 56-55 scare. Bradley (2-2) scared St. Louis with a zone dei'ense this season and Ed Hickey's run-and-shoot clubs always have had trouble with the Iba teams. The Aggies can climb back to second place at Detroit (2-5) Saturday. Detroit plays at Wichita tonight in the only other confer- now. Under Archer's set-up, the fense places three men along the line, the offense two. Other players must station themselves behind a parallel set of slanting lines ; which keeps them out of the underneath scuffling. The lines do not change the three -second ruling. When the ball is in motion, only the present 12-foot lane has that restriction. Archer's idea is for foul shots only. * * * For people who moan when a missed foul shot is too easily converted into a basket by some skyscraping guy underneath—it's easier to tap the ball up than it is to grab it for a rebound, you know —Archer's system is welcomed. Right now, he uses it in his Biddy Basketball program, which is reserved for youngsters 5-6 or under. But it might be a good idea to put it into the big boy's game Especially wherTthe 7-foot or over Chamberlain starts to opperate. ence game this week. St. Louis, ranked 17th nationally, humbled 14th-ranked Cincinnati 104-86 and Bradley upset Marquette 65-57 as the Valley won five of seven intersectional games last week. Heading this week's tough six- game card is the Oklahoma A—M- Kansas , battle tomorrow at Lawrence, Michigan State's game at Detroit Wednesday and Wichita's trip to face Big Ten runnerup Iowa Saturday. Army plays at Bradley and Hous ton at Texas A&M Saturday. The Cougars warm up tonight at home with Sam Houston . Hogs Meet Methodists Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Southwest Conference returns to full-time basketball warfare this week with the current leaders, Arkansas and Southern Methodist, clashing at Fayetteville in the feature game Saturday. Both teams, however, must face other conference foes earlier in the week. SMU plays Baylor Tuesday and Arkansas meets Texas Christian Wednesday. The Razorbacks and the Mustangs are currently tied Jor the leadership with 4-0 league records. SMU pulled back into the tie last week with a wild scoring display against TCU, winning if-tt the 105-64. Arkansas kept its winning streak going by dumping Mississippi 85-69 in the only other game last week. Might -mgan Title Saturday night's game, which could go a long way toward deciding the conference championship, matches a couple of well- balanced teams. Nearly everyone one the Arkansas squad share in the scoring, but only Manuel Whitley shows up in the lists of top scorers. The Razorback flash is 10th in the conference and sixth in season scoring. Southern Methodist has Larry Sohwalter eight in conference scoring and Jim Krebs fourth in season point-making. Dick O'Neal rolled up 28 points against SMU in a brilliant but vain attempt to offset the SMU team shooting. The splurge hoisted O'- NeaHnto a tie with Temple Tucker of Rice for the season scoring lead- Both men have 400 points. O'Neal is second in conference point-malc- ing with 116. Tucker leads that department with 126 . Larry Showalter led the Mustang scoring with 16 points against TCU. Whitley High Arkansas had no trouble defeating Mississippi, using a tight defense and a classy fast break. Whitley was high point man with 22. The Rice Owls, third in conference standings and second in season play, take on Lamar Tech of the Lone Star Conference at Beaumont Saturday in the Owls' only game. Other games this week match Texas with West Texas State at Canyon and Texas A&M against Oklahoma City U. at Oklahoma City tonight. Saturday it's Baylor against Texas at Austin. Texas is third in season play but sits in the conference cellar with five straight losses. Conference W L Pet. Pts. OP Arkansas SMU Rice Texas A&M Baylor TCU 0 1.000 337 267 0 1.000 3S5 251 2 .667 444 428 3 .500 560 512 3 .250 279 316 4 .200 346 419 5 .000 329 367 Arkansas SMU Rice Texas A&M Baylor TCU All Games W L Pet. Pts. OP 6 8 .429 950 929 14 2 .875 1252 1028 14 3 .82414291148 .375 1109 1219 .267 931 1018 .176 1059 1199 .400 10161109 610 4 11 3 14 There have been 10 two-hit World Series games. 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' McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. We Buy Ear torn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Homt of Suddtn Strict" Broadway ft Button Phont 8-81M US Takes Figure Skating Lead American Olympic Rooters Finally See Flicker of Hope By TED SMITS CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Willowy Tenley Albright made things a little jrighter for the American rooting section today by tak- hg a lead in the women's figure skating championships of :he Winter Olympics and a Norwegian lumberjack-farmer sped through a heavy snowfall ! or his country's first victory. The attractive, 20 - year old blonde from Newton Center, Mass., took a substantial lead after the Tifst figure of the compulsory jhase of the competition with 16- year-old Carol Heiss of Ozone Park, N. Y., right behind her. The the competition with two more tomorrow. The free, or exhibition skating, half of the championship will be skated Thursday. Ankle Recovery Main reason for the cheering by the so-far non-winnnig Americans was that Tenley showed she had completely recovered from the accident 11 days ago in which she gashed her right ankle. Norway's victory — her firs| gold medal of the games — v/af scored by Hallgeir Brenclen, a 195. winner, in the 15 - kilometer cross country ski race. The handsome, 27-year old athletic idol of Norway staged a front running 1'HCti through the snow-covered Camp- ezzo Valley to cover .the nine miles and 560 yards in 49 minutes, 39 women skated two more figures I seconds. today and close out that phase of I .Brenden captured the 18-kilom- No Big Secret Behind Soviet Skate Success CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Russians' fabulous speed-skating success in the Olympics has everyone here wondering how they do it. "It's no big secret," Michail Sernenov, Russia's representative to the International Skating Union, said today. 'Training is the essential thing and that certainly isn't fantastic. "This is a year-round job md it includes not only calesthenics but dry skating in summer." Dry skating, as practiced In Europe, means going through the motions of ice skating on a gymnasium floor in the off season, sometimes with elastic bands attached to the ankles to exercise the leg muscles. Some Americans are inclined to agree with Semenov. They point out that the young Yank skaters aren't willing to take the tough training grind. "I've been skating for years, 1 ' said one American veteran, "and I'm on my way out. But when 1 trained back home the younger 'ellows dropped out after a day or two. They couldn't keep up. "Skating in this class of competition requires the strictest training. Our fellows baby themselves." "Then too," another old.- timer added, "we've got jobs. We train' when we can. It would be different; if the government subsidized ath- j letes." Whatever the reason, the Rus-| sians started a spree of record- smashing performances. Already 21 sprinters have broken :he Olympic 500-meter record and ( IT skaters have bettered the Olym-1 jic 5,000-meter mark. j CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy l*i —Toni Sailer, a handsome six-j 'ooter from Austria, is the darling j of the Olympic world today. Back home they call him "The Kid." But he didn't look like a kid yesterday when he won the giant slalom by 6 seconds—an event that usually is decided by tenths of a second. His fantastic clocking of 3:00.1 was the same as a runner reeling off a 4-minute mile and he was mobbed by spectators, most of them girls. Toni is a handsome, black- haired lad of 21, who likes to flash a big grin. "He's fantastic, just fantastic," sighed 17-year-old Penelope Pitou of Laconia, ft. H., a member of the American Alpine skating team. His mates say the glare of the spotlight will not affect Toni. "He'll stay a good-hearted fellow who keeps his feet, and his skis, on the ground," said one teammate who was trying to open a path through a group of admirers. Toni works as a plumper in his father's firm in Kitzbuehel, where good skiers can be found in every second house. eter championship at Oslo In 1952. The race was made shorter this year. Second place went to Sweden's Sixten Jernberg, who also won a silver medal in last Friday's 30- kilometer grind. He was timed in 50:14. Russia earned another medal —a bronze one — with the third place finish of Pavel Koltchin, in 50:17. He also took third in the 30-kilometer championship. U. S. Is 41st Uncle Sam's two entries finished far back as expected. Andrew Miller, a 24-year-old soldier from McCall, Idaho, v/as 41st in 56:08 and T.arry namnn pqr-nld ian from Burlington, Vt., was 51st with 57:18. The Russian third place in the cross country was worth four points In the unofficial team standings and increased the formidable Soviet total to 64, more than twice that of the runnerup Austrians, who have 29. The United States if far back with 6% points, good only for a tie for seventh with Switzerland. Russia, making its first appearance in the games, could make tlw games a one-team show. There are at least seven more events coming up in which the Soviets could haul down gold medals—and even score a sweep In some cases. A Loud "Nyet" As for the chances of the Ru»- sians being overtaken in the unofficial race for team honors, the answer, in their own language, is a loud: "Nyet." It was the Jumping phase of th« combined Nordic ski test that the Russians really lolted the experts.,. This was Norway's private specialty, but Yry Moschkin of Russia won it yesterday Just as smoothly as you please. Only two gold medals were awarded yesterday, one to Bor's Shilkov of Russia In the 5,000 meter skating and the other to Toni Sailer of .Austria, who won the giant slalom in 3:00.1. performance like this is tantamount to the 4-minute mile In footracing. Cold Waves Starting At $£00 J "P Moderne Beauty Salon 111 N. 2nd St. — Phone 3-3132 NOTICE City Auto and Truck License are due and payable during the month of January. After January 31 a penalty of 50c per tag will be added to the cost, the first ten days. After Feb. 10th a penalty of $1.00 per tag will be added. For your convenience, the City Clerks office will be open Saturday PM, January 28th, and Monday and Tuesday night, January 30th & 31st. Please display your license on car or truck to avoid confusion when the officers start a check of cars & trucks without city license. CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE DATED: Jon. 25, 1956 HAMBURGERS For your protection, our Hamburger Patties art prepared and delivered frozen by a nationally known government inspected meat packing plant. A warm well-seasoned bun enhances the wholesome deliciousness of this pure hamburger. KREAM KASTLE Walnut & Division Phone 3-8051 DRIVE-IN WHY THE CHRYSLER WINDSOR P8 Everything about driving a Chrysler is new! 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