The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 3, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRAURAT 8, 1958 CUTS GOOD FIGURE — A skate-gashed right ankle and an attack of polio as a child didn't prevent Tenley Albright of Newton Center. Mass., from winning the Olympic Women's figure skating championship at Cortina, Italy, yesterday. The United States swept individual honors in the event. Tenley Albright Story (EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of the story below. Mirabel V'mson Owen, is Olympic winner Tenlcy Albright's coach.) By MIRABEL VINSON OWEN ,....„ — „ CORTINA D'AMPEZZO. Italy (AP) — Tenley Albright's ped ln one g , oal f ™ m , the " eld Olympic crown thai she wears today is not only a tribute to| RAZORBACK PARKER, whose her talent but to her sheer courage as well. =,-„,•;,,„ =,„•»«. n r 10 ™M« \ Razorbacks Knock Off Chicks, 68-55 ****** ****** Bratcher, Hodges Tally 16 Points Each TEXARKANA — Blytheville High School's Chickasaws were involved in a border incident last night. They came out of it badly damaged, falling to a Texarkana quintet, 68-55, in a game played here at Razorback Gvm. —It was tne siiilli conference loss handed the Chicks so far this season by Big Eight members. Only the Trojans from Hot Springs have been kind to the loop infants as they turned over a pair at Hale}* Field Gym in Blytheville last month. The Razorbacks are riding cozily \Vith a 5-3 slate. Actually it should be 6-2. They defeated Pine Bluff in an overtime period but an official's interpretation awarded the game to the Zebras. This night he reversed, however, in a meeting ol Big Eight officials over the weekend. The Texarkana athletes sprinkled their scores evenly across each quarter to take .last night's win. By quarters, here's the way their steady diet looked: 16, 17, 16,19. Blytheville by contrast: 4, 19. 17, 15. In that red-faced first quarter, no Chick registered a free throw. Center Fred Hodges and Jumping Jimmy Bratcher each flip- easier in the second quarter, coming; up with eight points. His mates made their .best fireworks display in these eight minutes, bul unfortunately for them Texarkana was not impressed and kept pace. Hodges scored 16 times in the gsme although dangerously cramped with ....personal—fouls. He even- i tunlly fouled out. Bratcher match- I ed him, both in points and person- To carry the full weight of a country's expectation of victory in such competition as this is difficult enough. But to triumph with a badly injured leg takes the kind of guts not many people have. Tenley fell and spiked her right leg just below the ankle bone with her left skate two days after the American team arrived here two what only her father, her mother and I could know is the close margin by which she was able to skate at all. If Tenley had not been able to bear paki with unbelievable forti- terday. Foot Heavily Taped By the nature and timing of - the injury, Tenley's leg never really had a chance to get well. Two days after the accident her lather. Dr. Hollis Albright, a' well- known Boston surgeon, arrived here and the next day with her loot heavily taped Tenley was back A"'*"" 1 «*?","—T, ~""~ "I on the ice taking her first strokes. weeks ago. What is not known and * what onlv her father, her mother _.._ , ,, t . , _ . . J . we knew that to get back badly over did her impatience full training she it several days later, practicing for five hours and wearing the heavy for' secret of Tenley's greatness as an Such overexertion in the middle At an early age she found what scoring spree of 19 points led both teams in that category, started the game with a two-pointer. After almost two minutes of activity, Fred Hodges looped in a soft one-hander to bring the Chickasaws neck-and- neck—but not for long. The Razorbacks quickly shook free and boosted themselves to a lead. Parker accounted tor eight of the host team's 16 first- frame points. Score at this stage was 16-4. Fred Hodges found the target the crucial And that, Sports Roundup The One, The Only Bill Veeck MIAMI (AP) — The one and only Bill Veeck was ensconsced, naturally, in the Pres dential Suite, whence could be seen all this city's off-shore islands and an important scgmen of the Atlantic Ocean. The man who introduced dwarfs and Satchel Paige to the America League was chuckling over something he had just read. "This is wonderful. "Ted Williams says he feels very sorry for Larry Doby because Larry has been traded from Cleveland to the Chicago White Sox and from now on will have to play half his games in Comiskey Park. The centerfield background is so bad at Comiskey Park. Ted says. that Doby probably won't hit worth a cent unless they close the whale section off. which you and. I know they're nor going to do." 1 Slugging: Rival Wasn't it possible, we suggested mildly, that the pride of the Boston Red Sox was leveling, that he really did feel sorry that one of his chief slugging rivals would be handicapped? "Look. Veeck said, carefully. "did you ever before hear anything about the Comi.skey Park background beine bad for hitters? Neither did I. and I think I had more than a casual interest in such. things while I was running the ! Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis' Browns. I never heard one of our j players complain about u. "But you know what'H happen now, don't you? I know Doby, because 1 brought him into Uie liigi leagues — the first Negro in the American League, by the way, i He's an intelligent, sensitive fellow. Somebody will vee to it that he hears what Wiilisn:^ said. He'll spend from now until the season starts worrying about that ComLs-i key Park background, and it won't! do him a bit ot good." Veeck, though Mil! a your.,;: man, claims he's all through beint: a baseball magnate. HP says it'a too' wearing to be in a business where' anybody who buys five shares im- : mediately become. 1 - an expert and j 'wnnts to run the ,'oir.t. He'? listed' ns a vice president of the new i Miami International League club j but it mcnns only that he wants to 1 help Sid Salomon, ihe president.; who wn? H loyal associate of his at St, Louis. "I'm having loo much fun running- my much out in New Mexico." Bill say.s "I've pot about 500 head or cattle now and the; place is self supporting. It's a cood • life." i _ i Fights Lost Night «}' THE ASSOCIATED I'RKSS UK Anprlos — Don Jord«n. 13(1. IMS AllBclfa. slopprd Pniltiy D«- Mnrro, 140'j, Brooklyn .5. Fresno. Cnlir — Sul Percn. 160. S*n FrftiuMsro, outpointed Bull MAhtey, 1(11. OnkUnd. 8. PhtiftrtclpMn—.lor Kinvim ,188'.. Phorrilxvlilf. PH.. outpointed Zuck HOMO, 179, 1'lilladclpliin, S. erever fine K oourbc 3ourbon is enjoye the call is / S °,o UBTHTY BROOK Cntucky J THE OLD SUNNT BROOK CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTIUERS PRODUCTS CORP., LOUISVItlE, KY. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON. WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. G. 0. POETZ OIL CO, FUEL OIL u l Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Our Conoco Service, Ash & Division (Mac) LIFE, < Mole > A&H 'Daniels-Williams InsJ 106 S. S.cond St. PhoDM 3-3548 - 3-2747 g Bljthcvillf, Arkansas <? Js COMPLETE f COVERAGE / FOR AIRMEN*. Osceoia Drops Thrilling Tilt To Wilson JOINER—Despite the bad weath-, er, a nice crowd showed up here f last night at Shawnee High School I as the Missco Junior Basketball! Tournament cleared away its quarter-final games. The last game on the card was a thriller. Osceola's boys dropped the decision to Wilson 37-35. Wilson's Chandler bagged 23 important points and Morse led Osceoia with 14. In the opener, a girls game. Armorel zippered things up with a neat 29-17 win. Sorrells paced the winners with 13 points while Sweet accounted for 11 Victoria tallies. Tiie second girls fray saw Dyess walk over Dell. 36-13. James with 15 was the leading scorer. Wil- tmnks hit 7 for Dell. In the other boys game, Dyess} flattened Keiser, 77-35 as Burlison | fired 24 points. Hunkapiller of Keiser hit 14. Tonight's schedule (semi-finals): 6 o'clock — (Girls) Keiser vs. Miss- co; 7 o'clock — (Boys) Missco vs. Armorel; 8 o'clock — (Girls' Armorel vs. Dyess: 9 o'clock — (Boys) Dyess vs. Wilson. als. Two Texarkana boys also left the game early. The border i-ity squad had their biggest lead of the game, 14 points, at the start of Uie second quarter. The Chicks • had erased six from this bulge until Parker kicked in a two-pointer ;it the sound of the intermission buzzer. Things picked up rather sweetly for Blytheville in the third period. Jones, after 35 seconds of action, cashed in with one from the field. A minute later he and Hodges added two apiece and the Chickasaus were getting up steam. BRATCHER BEGAN to connect. He brought the Tribe easily within reaching distance. Hodges uncorked n beauty and the busy Scoreboard showed 37-36, Texarkana. But moments Jaier, charged with an offnesive foul, Hodges was sent to the penalty box, never to return to action in that game. His friends on the floor hated to see him leave. They quickly feii nine points behind without their big buddy. Akers and Bratcher took over then but Bratcher, before the climax quarter was half gone, bowed to the audience as he was presented a fifth-personal notice, and left the stage, too. The Razorbacks went on to inflate themselves with a closing 13- point advantage. Although Texarkana has a big center, 6-5 Al Murrismi. Bii>huuiJii didn't have too much trouble wiUi rebounds. They swiped their shave but simply couldn't ring up those field goals. the Chicks are scheduled to meet Coach R. C. Kennedy's red- shirts again tonight. Starting time has been pushed back to eight o'clock. Harold Sudbury announced la^t night that another special direct play-by-play would be carried over! KLCN-FM. Pos. fc' F RoyceSmithMoves Into Gloves Finals MEMPHIS — Royce Smith, outstanding Osceoia novice lightweight won his second bout here last night to gain a spot in the finals of the MidSouth Golden Gloves Tournament. He decisioned Jimmy Rineharl of Memphis. T..JVI.V rnpi-n Blvtheville Daniels, 4 Abbott. 2 Hodges, 16 Akers, 9 Jones, Texarkana Parker, 19 Nelson, 8 Morrison, 16 Evers. 2 Whitttngton, 12 Substitutions: Blytheville Bratcher. 16. White. Holt. Slayton. Texarkana McFairin 6, Falkenberry. 4. C'ville Negro to Box in St. Louis CARUTHERSVILLE — Willie Chambers, Camthersville Negro, will participate in the sectional Golden Gloves tournament at St. Louis Monday, it was announced today by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of Caruthersville Golden Gloves. * Although Chambers did not fight in last night's finals at Sikeston, he College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cincinnati 93. St: Johns Bkn 78 Manhattan 82. NYU 10 Wake Forest 84, Virginia 67 Louisville 93, Toledo 64 Miami Fla 77, Xavier Ohio 75 St. Louis 90. Wichita 88 West Texas 100, Arizona State Tempe 93 Panhandle Okla A&M 74, Arizona State Flagstaff 56 US YS. Russia Cordina D'Ampezzo, Itsly (JP) — The United States' surprisingly strong hockey team and Russia, the only two unbeaten teams in the Olympic round-robin tournament, clash today in a game that could decide the championship. Each has a 3-0 record. And Canada, the pre-tournament , favorite, found itself in the pecu- ! liar position if tooting for the Soviet against the U. S,, its friendly southern neighbor. Once - beaten Canada's only won a first round TKO in preliminary action Wednesday. Three other Caruthersville boxers might have been given a chance to go to St. Louis if it were not for working: commitments here. They are Bobby Robinson, Fate Causey and Floyd Owens. Robinson scored a first-round TKO last night. Causey, a Negro, won a decision and Owens, a Negro. won a unanimous decision. Johnny Mithcmn of Caruthersville lost on a TKO. The traveling trophy, won last year by Caruthersville, was awardvjntjt: - ouu it'll miutuii o uuiy i - — - ------------ •""' hope is that the Russians knock 1 ed to the Bernie team. over Uncle Sam's sextet and that " it can whip the Soviets on Saturday whil the U. S. day while Czechoslovakia downs ST. CLAIRSVILLE. Ohio i/P) — Farmer David Dunn of nearby Fhlshnig can "shoot a squirrel with Russia be^T Czechoslovakia I""A, a rif!e from a distance of 15 ° feet " and Canada overwhelmed Ger-j Dunn is 89 years old and has never many 10-0. - I worn glosses. Upset conquerors of Canada by 4-1 the U. S., team showed no signs of letting up Thursday when they walloped Sweden 6-1 while Alive-Eye Dunn heavyweight), Murrell Lee <open| welterweight) and Gordon Frenchj (open flyweight) also moved into the finals. | Billy Ray Smith, University ot Arkansas football player scored a TKO over Tony Carl of Jackson, Miss., in the second round. He's a heavyweight. Semuh <Mo.) entry Buck Wood a middleweight, lost on points to j Ward Sullivan of North Little Rock. Arkfliisans who won a spot in the finals were: Larry Reed, Osceoia, decisioned Don Dcnley, Jackson, Miss., in the open light heavyweight class. Ed Stcbbnis, North Little Rock TKO over Billy -Wallace, Memphis. 1:45, 2nd round, open lightweight. Murrell Lee, Osceoia. decisioned Erskine Fillingim, Jackson, Miss., open welterweight. Ward Sullivan, North iJttle Rock, decisioned Buck Wood, Senath, Mo., middleweight. Rayuiond Butler, North Little Rock, decisioned Ljnian Shoemake, OsceoUij novice featherweight. Jimmy Keatts, North Little Rock decisioned Dave Gass, Jackson. Tenn.. open featherweight. Rovee SinHF; 1 Osceoia, decision- ed Jimmy RInehart, Memphis, novice lightweight. Billy Quick, North Little -Hock, decisioned Nelson Tucker, Memphis, open flyweight. Gordon French, Osceoia, de- cisioncd Manuel Poyadow. Jackson, Miss., open flyweight. Arkansans who losi semifinal matches: .Jimmy Buchanan Osecola, ost by knockout to James Rogers, Tenn., novice heavyweight, :41, 1st. James Ellis, Osreola, lost decision to Al Tate Rogers, Jackson, Tenn.. open middleweight. Jerry Smith, North Little Rock, lost by knockout-to Irving Tucker, Memphis, open bantamweight, :23, 3rd. 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