The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 3, 1956
Page 7
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FRIDAY, TBBBAtHUY >, MM BLYTHBTILl/B (ARK.) OOORIBR NEWS PAGE SEVBM GINIRAL MANAOWS' FtflD DAY TV* MOWN** M»ST BASE PBOSLBM? I WASN'T AWARE Of ANY. VOU POUND A DOUBLE PLAJT PIVOT ENT&WTf mete WYABQUMD THE PLACE.... NOW, HENRV, 1 THINK THE RED SOX WILL MANAGE Once Mad Gets Through St. Francis Doesn't Stop By JIMMY BRESLIN NEW YORK — (NBA) — Danny Lynch, whose St. Francis College team has moved from nowhere to become a nationally • ranked basketball power this season, has a good explanation for it. "We stayed away from scheduling games during the Christmas holidays this year," Danny says. "We always used to get clobbered around then and I finally figured it out. Our boys work as extra mailmen during the Christmas rush. They start at eight in the morning and work as much as 12 and 13 hours a day. We'd have a game and they'd ^ow up hardly a,ble to walk." The result was an undefeated record through the first 12 gam/s. WATCHING THE MAILS probably was the best move Lynch made so far. For little St. Francis, a day college in Brooklyn with an enrollment of 535, is not a place, where athletes—or anybody else, for that matter—can afford to take it easy. As a basketball power, it is the strangest bit, of the sports world that has been uncovered this season. A scholarship at St. Francis entitles an athlete to attend classes, get a few books—and his subway carfare to and from games. The training table consists of a meal in the school cafeteria or a sandwich at a corner drugstore or any place else the ballplayer cares to eat. He's paying, you see. The team Lynch has turned into a power is in keeping with the rest of the picture. It is a collection of high school substitutes, kids other college scout* missed and a couple who never played before attending St. Francis. AL INNISS, a 6-6 rebounding ace. for example, played only six months at a Brooklyn high school. No college ever knew of him, so one day he walked in and told Lynch he wanted to go to school. Lynch had never head of him; but he took one look at Inniss' size and whistled. "If you can pass the entrance exam, I'll take you." "I can't" Danny says, "pass up anybody that big, no matter what his record is. I anything. My recr Danny Lynch AI Inniss I tell all the high school coaches to let me know when all the big schools are through picking—then send me the leftovers. "I keep a mental file on kids like have to grab for boys division. Bruiting is simple. I first round bye. Bragg Basketball Tourney Opens Monday Night BRAGG CITY — Ten boys teams and five girls teams are entered in the pemiscot County basketball tournament which begins Monday night at Bragg City. The rival Holland Lions and Bragg City Indians are expected to battle for top honors in the boys division. First game will pit Deering against Ross in a boys' contest at 6 p.m. Monday. Girls from Cooter and Holland will clash at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Caruthersville and Cooter boys are slated to meet at 9 p.m. Monday. Holland boys will play winners of the first game at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Girls from Wardell and Bragg City, who drew preliminary byes,, will mix at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Boys from Wardell and Steele who drew first round byes will take the court at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Braggadocio. Hayti and Bragg City also drew preliminary byes in .the boys division. Steele girls drew a We Buy Ear Corn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 S&E SUPER MARKET Tony D'Elia. He is another Cousy. He's 5-11 and was a great back- court man at Eastern District High in Brooklyn. Then he transfered to another school and wasn't allowed to play. College scouts lost track of him. Me,.I remembered." WHEN HE GETS them, .Lyncn begins to drill into his players that "they're great." He builds up confidence. At the start of this season, for example, he kept chanting that St. Francis was hot. His kids had to believe some of it. Danny's coaching took hold and' the club he puts out has seven solid men. It has height in Inniss and Walt Adamushko, 6-7, 235- pounder, who was a seventh man on his high school team. Lcs Yellen, Jim Murphy, Dan Mannix. D'Elia and Lester Fox give the Terriers whippet-like speed. Mannix is the big scorer, averaging 18 a game with his jump shot. But Inniss "another Stokes". 1 and D'Elia (he's Lynch's Cousy) are his big hopes for the future. Both are sophs. NIT Isn't Happy, But: No. 11 St. Louis Catches Fire, Whacks Wichita By ED WILKS A classy Cincinnati club, with a powerhouse guy named Phil Wheeler, left the selection committee of the National Invitation Tournament crying in its beer today over what might have been. The Bearcats looked great in beating St. John's of Brooklyn 93-78 at Madison Square Garden last night. Wheeler scored 31 points. But for all the raves, Cincy 14-3) is beyond reach of the NIT because of NCAA probation. The NIT has decided to skip any teams not acceptable for the NCAA championship tourney. St. Louis also left the NIT a bit gloomy last night, coming from 11 points back to edge Wichita 90-88 on two free throws in the last 5 seconds by Jim McLaughlin, who scored 36. That gave the Billikens a 5-0 record in the Missouri Valley Conference and a trump card in the title chase that leads to the NCAA Tournament. Nil wants Bills The NIT would much rather hav the Bills wind up second in th Missouri Valley—and pay a retur: visit to its shindig. St. Louis, which also defeatei Cincy, along with Indiana, is ratec No. 11 in the nation and was one of three ranked teams in action last night. Louisville No. 5) hit f per cent from the field and 23 of 2 foul tosses to wallop Toledo 93-64 Morehead Ky.)', however, upse ISth-ranked Marshall 108-103 overtime. Morehead is No. 1, Mar shall No. 2 in national offensi rankings. Wheeler, a 6-4 himetown prod uct, wasn't the whole show fo Cincinnati. He got big help from Prank Nimmo, who scored 20 frorr outside, and 6-9 soph Connie Dier king, who did well off the board when regular Dave Plunkett, 6-8 was shackled by fouls and spen most of the game on the bench. St. louls Trailed St. Louis git into an early holi at Wichita and trailed 48-37 at thi half before catching fire. Big Charley Tyra, as usual, wa: high for Louisville, which tumblei Dayton from the unbeatens Satur day. He hit 16 of 14 from the field and finished with 26 points. Elsewhere, sophomore Martj Burdette sank a long set shot a the buzzer to give Miami Pla.) an upset 77-75 decision over Xavie Ohio) after tying the score 40 sec onds earlier in a duplicate shot. Until Cleared Wes Santee Pulls Out OfThreeH ndoorftuns Caruthersville Invades Hayti CARUTHERVILLE—The Tigers of Caruthersville will travel to neighboring Hayti for an A and B twin bill with tne Indians there tonight. The Warden Cardinals will take on Steele's Bulldogs at Steele tonight. The Holland Lions will go to Boss tonight. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal, La mis & Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick Highway 61 North We Deliver—Phone 3-9663 • Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meats • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem e* any MUM. Shop S & E for Quality. Wells-2" fo 16" \ Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For If Pump It Soften It Filter It Cool It Irrigate With It GINNERS-TAKE NOTICE: Let us furnish your water needs for fire fighting power unit cooling, for siatifiers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Years to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. W« have the answer to your n«ed* for greater water volume and pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. NEW YORK (AP) — Wes Santee, America's controversial and fastest miler, has withdrawn, apparently by request, from three of the top indoor track and field meets of the season, including the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in which he was scheduled to meet unbeaten Ron Delany in the Wanamaker Mile tomorrow night. In almost identical telegrams to ther, the former Kansas ace did promiters of the Millrose meet, the New York A.C. Games on Feb. 18 and the National AAU championships Feb. 25, Lt. Tom Eosan- dich, coach of the Quantico Marines, cancelled Santee's entry because of "personal business." Santee, a lieutenant in the Marines, is stationed at Quantico. Awaits Status Decision While "personal business" was given as the reason, America's chief hope for the Olympic 1,500- meter title obviously has decided to forego further running until final decision Is reached regarding his amateur standing. Santee, reached at Quantico, said the "personal business" had nothing to do with a leg injury, which sidelined him until last Saturday when he ran fourth behind Delany at Boston. Delany was timed in 4:06.3 and Santee in 4:08. While declining to comment fur- Read Courier News Classified Ade. indicate his withdrawal was the result of a request by a seven-man AAD investigating committee. . The charges against Santee allege he received exorbitant exorbitant expenses for competing in four California meets last spring. He was absolved of wrong-doing by a split vote of his local Missouri Valley AAU executive committee last fall. But the case was reopened at the AAU's national convention at Louisville in December. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis 98, Fort Wayne SO Boston 102. Minneapolis 101 Philadelphia 88, New York 87 Syracuse 97, Rochester 89 Hebert Brother May Fina//y Wm Tourney PHOENIX, Ariz. CAP) — The golfing Hebert brothers, Lionel and Jay, have long been regarded as something of a mystery by their professional brethern. Both are exceptionally fine players, with picture form and competitive instincts. The mystery is why neither has ever won a major tournament. Well, today one of the brothers from Lafayette, La., Lionel, stood atop the heap as the field of 150 or so players went into the second round of the $15,000 Phoenix Open. He put together a 35-33—68 round yesterday, the best of only nine scores under par. Jay was 1 over par at 72. Such professionals as Gary Middlecoff (72), two-time winners Jimmy Demaret (73) and Lloyd Mangrum (74), 1955 winner Gene Lit- tlcr (71), and-U. S. Open champ Lionel Herbert, But the tournament picture was still uncertain. Ten players were within thrw strokes of the leader. Most of them were dark horses, while a scatter, ing, such as Bo Wininger, at 69, .Tack Burke and the nonrelated Palmers, Johnny and Arnold, at 70, could be regarded as definite threats. So it was up to brother Lionel, who plays out of Erie, Pa., to produce another good round. Or for brother Jay to come through with one of his own. oddly enugh, the two generally wind up within a stroke of each other after It holes. IP Jack Fleck (79), were taking _ backseat to. the lesser renowned Read Courier News Classified Ad*. BCE YOUR NEAREST O L D 8 M O B I L • DBALBM nun. See Us Today For The Best Deal In Town! NEW SAFETY-S TUBELESS TIRE 6.70-15 plui tax and your tin AS LOW AS $1.00 DOWN BF. Goodrich I FIRST IN RUBBER - FIRST IN TUBELESS 417 W. Main Phone 3-8116

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