The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 31, 1956
Page 7
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fUBSDAY, JANUARY 8t, 1999 (AWE.) OOURfflR KIWI PAGE 8EY1K DTESS EAGLES — Members of District SB's Dyess Senior High basketball team, the 1955-56 version, are (front row, left to right) John Bam'er, manager, Buddy Jewell, Dickey Jones, Jimmy. Barnes, Ray Darnell and Tom Cash. (Second row, left to right) Coach Tom Park, Billy Richards, Jerry James, Frank Southern, Ray Darnell and Tom Cash. The Eagles are one of the seeded teams to the Missco tournament starting Feb. 14 at Wilson. After winning their 40th straight game—and their 14th this season- by the unusual soore of 33-24, the Dons scored 1,357 points in the As- oclated Press poll of sports writers and broadcasters to tighten heir hold on the No. 1 ranking. San Francisco received 90 first,)lace votes out of 148'ballots and 4 for second place. Fewer than a lozen unbelievers dared put the Dons lower than fourth. Points were scored on the usual basis of .0 for first, 9 for second, etc. Dayton's Flyers, who suffered heir first defeat after winning 14 straight, held onto second place ahead of upsurging Vanderbilt. St. Louis Impressive While Dayton was losing to Louisville, 65-64 in overtime, Vanderbilt's Commodores turned in a decisive 81-73 decision over Ken- ,ucky and St. Louis University jeat Cincinnati by an impressive 104-86 score. As a result of these three games, Vanderblt leaped from seventh place to third in the rankings, Louisville vaulted from ninth to DYESS GIRLS — Members of the 1955-56 Dyess Senior High girls basketball squad are (front row, left to right) Glencia Glover, manager, Claudia Harris, Jolly Modesitt, Martha Benton, Peggy Balch, Audrey Modesitt anri Dorothy Harris. (Second row, left to right) Coach Lynn Cox, Rosetta Daniel, Louise Evans, Patricia Richards, Ann Taff, Bonnie Ingle and Nita Kimbrcll. Lane Has Last Redbird in Cage ST. LOUIS (AP) — Frank Lane's sign-'em-early policy was a success today. The St. Louis Cardinals had all its players signed for the 1956 season — the first major league baseball club to claim that distinction. The Redbird general manager said last night his policy helps cement relations between the players and the front office. The one-time trading horn of baseball with the Chicago White Sox said it had been his experience that most ball players were willing to meet the club halfway if club executives explained the club's po- . sition. Lane said he had to do more talking than usual to sign Cardi. nals who previously had contracts with attendance bonuses now that such bonuses are out. ^yith a set salary, he said, a player can devote his full time to the job to be done "without counting the house, as it were." Rac Last One In The final player to sign was Russell Rac, n 25-year-old Galvestoil. Tex., outfielder who hit .312 with Houston last year. He cabled his contract acceptance from Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he's play- ing winter ball. Old-timers in the business office said it usually was the last of February before all Redbirds were in the fold. The Cards finished seventh last year but the general manager said they can be expected to go all oui in 'greater degree this year "because I challenged them with the suggestion that if the results warranted I wanted to be talking higher salary figures with them for 1957." The Redblrcts open spring camp at St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 12 for players who have been invitee to come in advance of the regular March 1 spring training start. "It's even better than 'sweet-mash' bourbon"', Even smoother than 'sour-mash' bourbon" The one and only "mellow-mash" bourbon... Yellowstone For over 100 years, people have been discovering something "new" in old Kentucky ... a different bourbon, remarkably free of bite. has the best features of sweet and »our-mash bourbon. It's a step better ' —mellow-mash, the exclusive Yellowstone way of achieving full-bourbon • flavor with light body. KENTUCKY Sl'RAIOHT BOURBON WHfSKEV M AND 90 PROOF ALSO AVAILABLE 100 PROOF BOTTLED-IN-BOND THE ORIGINAL "NO.SITE" BOUMON ' L OlilllUd und botll.d by>*>ton«, Inc., louli»lll», Konhicky, DMiten ot Ol.nmor. Dlrtlll.rl.i Company Vanderbilt Now No. 3 Dons Hold AP Poll Lead As Other Quintets Shift By HUGH FULLERTON JR. The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons, who remained undefeated through last Saturday's battle of he Deep Freeze against California and set a new record for college basketball winning streaks, seem to be just as thoroughly installed at the top of the basketball rankings. fifth and Kentucky dropped from third to eighth. Although running their winning streak to 13 for the season, unbeaten Temple pushed down one place to seventh, just behind Big Ten leader Illinois, which also lost ground. North Carolina State, fourth; North Carolina, ninth; and Duke, tenth, completed the top 10. The leaders, with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. San Francisco (90) 1,357 2. Dayton (3) 898 3. Vanderbilt (13) 822 4. N. C. State (4) 793 5. Louisville (10) 6. Illinois (2) 7. Temple (2) 8. Kentucky 9. North Carolina (4) .. 10. Duke (1) The Second 10: 11. St. Louis (3) 12. Alabama -(2) ;— 13. St. Francis (Brooklyn) 14. Holy Cross (4) 15. Oklahoma City (4) .. 16. Memphis State 17 Southern Methodist . 18. Marshall (W. Va.) .... 19. Iowa 20. UCLA .728 .595 .581 ..403 .383 .211 1G4 .141 .122 .115 .106 .73 ..70 . 57 46 Babe Still in Pain, Still Hopeful TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Babe Zaharias says she hasn't given up hope of playing golf again some day but for the time being she's going to enjoy home life and just be a spectator. She flew here yesterday from Galmston, Tex., where she underwent treatmen t for a leg pain that followed her second attack of can- "I've still got the pain, but I realize I'll just have to learn to live with it," the Babe said. "Right Alstpn Doesn't See Old Age Hurting His Bums By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Alston sees no danger of complacency on his 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers after their first World Series success. "They all know they had to hustle to get up there and they'll have to keep hustling to stay,' Alston said yes-, terday after sign-i ing to managei the Dodgers] agiiin for a reported $32,50.)] salary. "They aili realize this is another year." Alston pointed! catcher Roy Campa n e 1 1 a , pitcher Don Newcombe and third baseman Jackie Robinson as he spoke of his Walter Alston hopes ibr tne new season. He Uk>- rounted the problem of the Dodgers' advancing ages. "Campy, Newk .nd Jackie look pretty good to me," he said. "I think they all lost weight since the end of the season. Although they're a year older, they'll still get us plenty of runs. "Pitching could be a problem, if we still have sore arms. It all depends on how Carl Erskine. Karl Spooner and Billy Loes come around. Roger Craig and Don Be»sent should be better but you nevw can tell about young pitchers." Alston singled out second baseman Charley Neal (.274), outtield- er Gino Simoll (.306) and pitcher Ken Lehman (22-9) as newcomers from the Montreal farm with "good reports." Admitting the Dodgers had 'as good a chance as anybody elae," Alston cautiously listed New York, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Philadelphia as the top opposition. "We don't know how long Johnny Podres will be around before hs goes into the Army .But he should be a better pitcher after that Job in fhe Series." he said now I am happy to be home feeling so much better than I did when I left." 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