The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1956 · Page 11
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TUMDAY, n/Btmnxr T, BLTTjnSTILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS -PAGE BLEVEH Little Change in AP Poll Ninth Straight Week For San Francisco By NICK ELLENA The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons go after their 43rd straight victory tonight with a solid vole o conlMsnee from the nation's sports writers and broadcasters as the No. 1 college basketbal team in tba land For the ninth straight week, the * * * * * t * DOM topped the Associated Press poll and their stranglehold on the No. 1 spot at least until, the end of the regular season seems sedure. Lightly regarded College of the Pacific hardly figures to extend tti« defending NCAA champs to- nigfat Victories over two Loyolas, California and Illinois in the past week solidified Daytons runner-up spot. The Flyers hold a sizable lead over the third-place Vanderbilt. Kentucky Inches The only changes in the select 10 saw Kentucky move up a notch from eighth place by virtue of victories over Aunurn and Duke; Temple dropped from seventh to ninth after sufifering its first defeat of the season, 67-66, it the hands of Muhlenberg; Duke vaulted from 10th to eighth after turning back North Carolina, and Alabama moved into 10th after downing Georgia Tech, North Carolina dropped out of the top 10. San Francisco amassed 1,166 points, on the basis of 10 for a first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. The Dons received 74 votes for first. The only other undefeated major college team, St. Francis of Brooklyn, got only 16th place in the vot- tag. The leaders, with first-place Votes in parentheses : 1 San Francisco (7O .... 1.166 2. Dayton (5) 856 a. Vanderbilt (5) 755 N. C. State (4) 74C Louisville (12) 709 Illinois (3) 567 Kentucky 370 Duke (1) 255 Temple 226 Alabama (5) 187 11. St. Louis (2) 182 Warrensburg (Mo.) 51, Cape Oi(Mo.) 73 12. North Carolina (4) .. 13. Holy Cross (5) .... 14 Oklahoma City (3) ... 15. Southen Methodist (1) 16 St. Francis (BklytO . 17. Iowa 18. UCLA 19. George Washington 20. Cincinnati .4. 8. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Fights Lost.Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Miguel Berrios, 128':i, Puerto Rico, stopped Bobby Courchesne, 131, Holyoke, Mass., 5. New Orleans — Joe Brown, 136, New Orleans, stopped Arthur Persley, 138. Red Cross, La., 9 San Diego, Calif. — Irish Wayne Cooke, 129, Puente, Calif., .-.topped Sandy Alvarez, 124, Calexico, Calif., 2 Willie Mays is the first player In major league history to hit 50 or more homers (he hit 51 last year) and steal 20 or more bases in the same season. He stole 24 bases in 1955. Kentucky Still Healthy After Vanderbilt Skids By ED WILKS TllH The South, suh, hasji't been reconstructed after all Ken tucky is as healthy as ever in the Southeastern Conference basketball race now that Alabama has upset ambitious Van derbilt. It looked as if Vandy, No. 3 in* this week's Associated Press poll, was set to free the SEC from its bondage under Col. Adolph Bupp's Kentuckians. Rupp himself admitted Kentucky's domination was over after Vanderbilt beat the Wildcats in their own lair and bounced off with a 7-0 league mark. But 'Bama, another upstart, ended that nonsense last night 8861. It was only Vandy's second defeat in 17 games. Jerry Harper, Alabama's 6-8 center, canned 23 points and Dennis O'Shea backed him with 21 as the Tide rolled up as much as a 32-point lead. St Louis Dropped The triumph pushed the Tide into the SEC lead at 6-0. Vandy is in a second-place tie at 7-1 with Kentucky, which rallied to beat Florida 81-70. The Tide meets Kentucky, No. Pirates Should Improve, Now Have Savvy (EDITOR'S NOTE: First of a series on major league team prospects, written by their managers.) By BOBBY BRAGAN Manager Pittsburgh Pirates FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP — To my way of thinking the Pittsburgh 'Pirates shoulc nationally, Feb. 25 in the fight for, De better i n 195 6 O n the basis the SEC crown and the NCAA Qf experience alone That; „ berth it commands. In other conference action last night, Illinois, No. 6, needed some last-minute heroics from Paul Judson to beat Indiana 92-89 and stay unbeaten atop the Big Ten. St. Louis, No. 11, however, saw its nine-game streak snapped by Oklahoma A&M 65-63.' That cut the Billikens* Missouri Valley record to 6-1 and left them just a game ;head of Houston. 5-2). Kansas state won for the first time in four years at Nebraska 6G-52, to bolster its big Seven lead while Missouri was wilting Kansas hopes 85-78. Connecticut stayed unbeaten in the Yankee Conference, making Maine its 19th straight league victim 94-68. Duqucsne Spilled George Washington (No. 19) ga ined a share of the Southern inference lead with West Virginia by walloping Furman 126-109. Joe Holup passed the 2,000-point career mark with 40. West Virginia was beaien in a nouleague game 84-G9 by Memphis State, .which braced its bid for a postseason tournament berth. Only three other ranked teams were active last night. Once-beate- en Temple (No. 9) held Si Green to 19 points and beat NIT-bound Duquesne G3-4.8 as Guy Rodgers hit 24 points, .Oklahoma City (.No. 14> defeated Wichita 63-59 with 6-10 Hubert Reed scoring 35. And Iowa (No. 17), the Big Ten runner-up, outlasted Wisconsin 78.74. course, needs some explain ing. I feel that the clubs bigges weakness last year was lack o experience major-league-wise. Of course, not all the fault lies with the youngsters. Two of our fellows who already had proven themselves as big leaguers had sub-par seasons and this fac could well have been the differ ence between finishing eighth stead of sixth. I refer to outfielder Frank Thomas and lefihandec pitcher pick Littlefield, Both are fine athletes and we are counting heavily on them next season. We have several fine players in. eluding shortstop Dick Groat, firsl baseman Dale-Long:, catcher Tobj ' Atwell and outfielders Jerry Lyncl and Preston Ward. I have hac some .wonderful reports on Bob Skinner, the young first baseman, who was up for a while in 1954, I purposely held off for last dis- cussiog (he all - important phase of winning ball games, and. thai of course, is the pitching staff. This may be our strongest department. Bob Friend, Vern Law, Dick Hall, Ronnie Kline and Littleiield give us a good nucleus. Elroy Pace also rates high. In addition to those pitchers mentioned, we have other fine- looking candidates in Red Munger Bob Garber smd Joe Trimble, who had tremendous seasons \Vith Hollywood last year. 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Reports from New Orleans where he finished last season is that he has developed a dandy knuckleball, which he uses effectively. Harness Driver Earns 200 G's COLUMBUS, Ohio tfPj — Joe O'Brien of Del Mar, Calif., was the only harness driver to win more than $200,000 in Grand Circuit purses in 1955. He won $219,957. However, four ottier drivers earned more than $100,000. They were BiU Haughton of Massapequa, N.Y., Del Miller of Meadow Lands, Pa., Wayne Smart of Delaware, Ohio, and Frank Krvin of Pompano Beach, Fla. Read Cotrr-r News Classified Ads ARKANSAS OUTDOORS rkansas (Same &Rsh Commission LITTLE ROCK — Sportsmen in western Arkansas have received a bonus delivery of more than 1,600,000 game fish from the Game and Fish Commission for re-stocking in public lakes and streams. Commission Director T. A. Me- Harris Brake, one of the neweit projects in the state located In Perry County, is also completely filled and ready for fishing. All of these lake areas have been restocked by the Commission la preparation for the spring and summer fishing season. Mr. Me A mis said that fishermen throughout the state could expect a banner year of fishing with th« early rains having- also provided excellent overflow spawning conditions. Amis reported that eleven western Arkansas counties benefited from this distribution shipped from the Commission's Lake Hamilton Hatchery during the fall delivery season. The report revealed that the Lake Hamilton Hatchery near Hot Springs yielded the following production of game fish during the fall harvest. Bream—1,346,500; Large Mouth Buss—147,800; Crappie —113,700; Catfish—2,700. ' Most of this stock has gone to public lakes and streams in Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Howard, Little River, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Saline, Scott, and Sevier Counties. In addition io to public waters, 95 plantings were made in farm fish ponds and smaller water areas in cooperation with the U. S, Fish and Wildlife Service. The Lake Hamilton Hatchery is one of three hatcheries operated by the Game and Fish Commission. DIRECTOR McAMIS also reported that recent rains have finally broken the prolonged drouth in Arkansas with lakes and streams in the state now full and overflowing for the first time in nearly four years. Lake Conway, the largest lake owner and operated by the Commission and one of the lakes de- watered during the fall program of fish management, is now full and overflowing. Pettit, 24.4, Leadim NEW YORK UD — Bob Pettit of St. Louis and Paul Arizin of Philadelphia have the scoring race all to themselves at the moment in the v National Basketball. Assn., but" theres no lack or action. Pettit regained the lead the 20th shift in 12 weeks) from Ariains four - day hold with a 70 - point, two-game weekend that gave him a 6-point edge. Pettit, . who has averaged 30.6 points a game in the last eight, has 1,148. Arizia has 1,142. Clyde Lovellette of Minneapolis is third with 1,068 while defending champ Neil Johnston of Philadelphia is fourth at 990. Both are former leaders. Pettit still is tops in game ai($i> ages with" a 24.4 mark tor the season. Arizin has a 23.3 average. MERCURY E IN IIS FIELD" 19th annual nationwide survey of car owners-ny independent research orpnizatfon*—shows Mercury leads its price class as "best value for the money." Whether you pick a Montclair, Monterey, or Custom, you get more car in four big ways! 1. NEW REfLEX-ACr/ON PERFORMANCE-Go, stop, pass, climb, turn. THE BIG M responds instantly to your every command, adjusts instantly to every road. We call it "reflex action"—a new kind of performance that makes all your driving easier, safer—and far more comfortable. 2. NEW BJG M BEAUTY-Here is fresh, clean, graceful beauty for the young-minded.. Mercury's lines are long, sleek, 3. NEW SAFETY-FIKST DES/GN-You get the widest choice of safety features in the field. 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