The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 9, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9rl95« Chickasaws Here Against El Dorado A gloom — matched only by the recent Blytheville weather — will inflate Haley Field Gym tonight if a four-game streak isn't halted. Actually there are two streaks, but both the same length. One will break the other. The Blytheville High Chickasaws are currently hanging by their thumbs from a torturous four straight losses while El Dorado ( their opponents for games tonight and tomorrow night) are whistling to the tune of a four-game victory march. I THE TEAMS are scheduled to College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia 76, Perm State 73 Temple 88, Bucknell 50 Holy Cross 100, Syracuse 85 Army 84, Lehigh 54 Villanova 89, Pennsylvania 74 Duquesne 69, Carnegie Tech 59 Brandeis 90, Boston College 62 Boston Univ 53, .Tufts 52 St. Francis (Bkn) 84, Bridgeport 77 Seton Hall 105, lona 87 Virginia Tech 64, Virginia Military 46 Georgia 91, Mercer 79 Stetson 91, Miami (Fla) 84 Washington (Md) 65, Baltimore Unlv 63 Navy 81, Pitt 64 Rice 80, Texas Christian 72 Hardin - Simmons 71, Arizona •3 Lincoln (Mo) 68, Philander Smith 45 'Marquette 90, Michigan State 81 (overtime) Xavier (Ohio) 79, Cincinnati 72 (overtime) Toledo 73, Bowling Green 60 Washington (St. Louis) 65, Southern Illinois 62 (two overtimes) College of Emporia 88, Baker (Kan) 78 Bethany (Kan) 91, McPherson «0 Westminister (Mo) 77, Culver- Stockton 73 Armorel Juniors Win Girls Title The Armorel Junior High girls, paced by Betty Coats, romped to the first-place championship in the Harrisburg district tourney here last night, taking Valley View, 37-21. Earlier in the day, Armorel racked up Monette, 47-27. take the floor tonight at 7:30, fol lowing a contest betxveen the Chick B's and the B team from nearby Osceola. First game whistle blows at 6:30. The invading El Dorado Wildcats, gradually elevating themselves in the Big Eight Conference run this season, are a happy surprise to their backers. They weren't supposed to set too many gyms on fire this session but starting with the big, tast Zebras from Pine Bluff, they have knocked off Hot Brings and buried Ft. Smith in two games last week. Even a conservative student of the game would have to admit thej're presently more than lukewarm. Blytheville Coach Jimmy Fisher still remembers (how can he forget?) the sensational shooting percentage the Wildcats showed !n one of the recent Ft. Smith clashes. • • • IN THAT SHOW, Coach Pel Austin's athletes merely lodged 65 per cent of their field goal attempts in the cash register, and hit 15 of 16 free throws in the first period. . Whatever Fisher's boys have planned to do to stop the sizzling visitors will be interesting to watch Whether it works or not. Wildcat center Billy Millican will be one of the big boys to watch tonight. He's only 6-2 but he's a big boy nevertheless. His recent brilliant flashes are larse!y responsible for bringing the F,l Dorado squad into prominence across the state. In the last three games he has totaled 45 points. But don't overlook forward Billy McGaugh. And guard-playmaker Larry Kinard will have pretty 'much to say in the game also. • • • IT MIGHT BE of interest to the Blytheville boosters that little Freddy Akers is now the team's leading scorer. His total after 15 games this season is 206. But riding hard and coming fast TJnHgo ter, with 201 points. Guard Bobby Jones has contr._, uted 180 tallies for the hometown- ers, and forawrds Charles Abbott (123) and Billy Daniels (104) round out the other big producers. El Dorado stands 5-4 In tht conference. Blytheville blushes at 2-7. Both teams go again tomorrow night, following a 6:30 fray between the Blytheville Junior High Papooses and players from the senior B team. Packer Cone's Mothball Toe To Be Missed both have won six American League pennants with the New York Yan- MILWAUKEE W) — The Green Bay Packers may be hurting lor a kicker of field goals and extra points next season if Fred Cone sticks by his guns and-retires. abou1 ke the ba b«r l^the °Natio™" Casey Stengel and Miller Huggini Football League, or surely in a class with Cleveland's Lou Groza, often rated tops. Cone led the league in field goals in 1965 with 16 out of 24 attempts. George Blanda of the Chicago Bears was next with 11 out of 16 and then came Ben Agajanian of the New York Giants with 10 out of 15. Groza made 11 out of 22. In extra points, Blanda and Cone went through the league season without a miss. Blanda booted 37 and Cone made all 30 placements. Bragg City, Hayti Swing Tonight In Pemiscof BRAGG. CITY — Girls from Bragg City and Steele will battle for top honors in finals of the Pemiscot County Basketball Tournament here tomorrow night. Finalists In tomorrow's 9 p.m. boys Contest will be the winners of the tivo games slated for tonight. Holland and Warden will meet at 7:30 tonight. Hayti and Bragg City will meet at 9 tonight. Bragg City boys popped Caruth- ersvllle 17-57 in quarter finals last night. Bragg City led 35-25 at the half. And Hayti boys took a 62-38 win over Braggadocio in another quarter Jinal clash. Hayti's Indians were ahead 35-20 at halftime. In a girls semi-finals last night, Steele beat Cooter 49-37.~Steele had M3 lead midway through the game. BOYS Pos. Caruthersville . F Clayton, 8 . F Bartholomew, 28 . C . ... Mlchie, 6 G .... Edgerton, 6 G Green, 9 "subs':' Bragg City - Walker. 2, Graham. Gill, Hunt. Caruthersville — Cook. GIRLS Pos. .. F .. .. F ... .. F ... .. G ... . G ... G ..'" SubsTsteele — Poole, 2, Ward. P. Howell and Funderburke. Cooter — Vandiver 2, Jenkins and Lawhora. BOYS Pos. Braggadocio JSngg City Frets. 19 ... Sales. 18 ... Howren, 19 Stewart, 6 . Teaster, 13 Steele A. Howell, 12 Dawson, 13 .. Petty, 22 Stoney Cole Sherwood ... Cooter McCann, 21 Thomas, 13 Whltener, 2 .... Flowers .... Riddick Rayder . . F . . C . J. Grinstead 10 , . . Lack, 2 Guerin, 10 Chick Billy Daniels Cords Back on KLCN-FM All 1956 St. Louis Cardinal baseball games, night and day, both at home and on the road will be broadcast "live" over Blytheville Radio Station KLCN-FM, station manager Harold Sudbury announced yesterday. Sunday afternoon games will be on the regular AM channel. Opening day game is scheduled to be played April 17 in Cincinnati but spring-training broadcasts begin April 1. The trio behind the microphone will be the same as last year, headed by Harry Caray (who goes into his 12th year at the post). ex-big-leaguer Joe Garagiola and Jack Buck. Top-Seeded Teams Win at AAisscoMeet WILSON — The Mississippi County Senior High School basketball tournament for girls entered first round of play here last night. Top-seeded teams Dyess (No. 1) and Reiser (No. 2} won as expected. In the first game, Shawnee nipped Gosnell, 39-32. Because Keiser and Dyess were seeded and drew byes, their games were quarterfinals. Keiser licked Dell, 57-41 and the excellent squad from Dyes, walked all over Armorel, 77-34. Two games are on the menu for tonight. In the opener, starting at 7:15. Wilson and Luxora bump heads, and Missco and Shawnee mix it up at 8:30. The tourney will continue through Saturday. Students are charged 25c for tickets to the games and adults 50c- Sports Roundup L t galoot US Davis Cup Future Is Dim MIAMI (AP) — While the cost of practically everything else has gone up steadily in recent years, a hotel or club which wishes to put on a tennis tournament for its guests or members can get a bargain such as it wouldn't have dreamed possible a few winters back. We seriously doubt that there are more than two or three amateurs in the business in this country today who are in position to demand more than S100 and board per tournament. This would have been considered a coolie wagej during the lush winter months by; some of the touring stars of other! years. What it comes down to now, a! most week after week, is a fina! between those 'wo veterans of a; thousand fields. Vic Seixas and; Eddie Moylan. Tony Trabert, who! last winter was gelling polished up to turn professional and was In sufficient- demand to get his price, has left a gaping hole in the amateur ranks which shows no immediate signs of being filled. As best we Can gather. Seixas and Moylan win about as they please from their younger countrymen. So far as anyone knows for sure. Seixas and Moylan will be about as good as any other Americans around this coming summer, and Saturday the price range will be 35c and 15c. Shawnee Reed, 8 Jones, 12 PM. F P McFatridge, 19 C G G G Bennett Oliver Rogers Gosnell Tollar, 13 Toff, 9 Crawford, 10 Bevill Via Pate Subs: Shawnee — Kendrick. Gosnell—Logan. Keiser Mills, 19 Spain, 17 Smith, 17 Coley Duvall Coggins Pos. • P P f G G G Dell Austin, 13 Shelton Byars, 2« Sigman Buck Bray Subs: Keiser—Staggs, 4, Warren. Dell—Burford, Holkum, Brown and Smith. Armorel Pos. Dy«ss Coats, 23 P Balch, 21 Dodson, 3 F Benton, 24 Cassidy, 5 P Taff, 23 Northcutt, 4 G A. Modisett Dlxon G Kimbrell Hughes G ingle Subs: Dyess — C. Harris, 5, D. Harris, 2, Richards and G. Modisett, Evans. Hayti Dowdy, 20 . Huffman, 15 Sides, 2 Gurley, 3 .. Gaulding, 10 ... • Subs: Hayti — Ewell, 6, Burns, 4, Noggle, Fraser. Braggadocio — McLemore, 6, Grigory, 2, Scott and George. G Coppage, 2 Bruton, 6 HUDDLE Johnny Vaught, left, Mississippi coach, and Navy's Eddie Erdelatz take time out from duck hunting hard by Morton, Ark., to discuss football. Th?v are experts on subject of decoys. Harrisburg Site For 'B' Jr. Boys LITTLE ROCK WPi — The state Class B Junior Boys Basketball tournament has been awarded to Harrisburg on a bid of $500. The offer was the only one made to the Arkansas Athletic Association. Other state tournaments were awarded last week. At that time, no bids were received on the Class B junior meet. The tournament Is scheduled Feb. 22-25. Read Courier News Classified Ads. BEER HAS A $15,661,446 PAYROLL In Arkansas Hundreds of our communities are working to get more industries and bifrjjcr local payrolls. Yet for many years the legal beer industry in Arkansas has had an annual payroll of more than ?15 million. These small, independent businessmen and their employes spend most of their pay with their local merchants. Here, too, the beer industry is contributing to the prosperity of our state. DIVISION UNITED STATES HEWERS FOUNDATION INC. ruiT rriAMio tin IUIIDINO mm .KOCK, ARKANSAS there is no certainty that Uncle, Sam will find anything .better to' represent him in the Davis Cup preliminary rounds. That being the; case, it is very far from being a j certainty that this country will be the challenging nation in Australia next, winter. . • i None of the youngsters whom Jack Kramer took under his wing a couple of years back in the delusion that it took only proper coaching to produce a group of top players has shown signs of amounting to much. I Master Mix Feed 16% Dairy Feed $4.05 cwt Beef Concentrate 4.6J cwt rig & Sow Concentrate 4.31 cwt 33% Hog Concentrate.. 4.98 cwt Pig Wormer 5.14 cwt Chick Starter 5.01 cwt Chick Grower 4.45 cwt Egg-els 4.35 cwt Egg Mash 4.60 cwt Rabbit Pcllels 4.50 c«l Horse Feed 3.94 cwt Shorts 2.95 cwt Shelled Corn *-50 cwt Farmers Soybean Corp. "Home of Sudden Service" Blytheville, Arkansu Wells-2" to 16" Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For It 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 statifiers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Years to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. We have the answer to your needs for greater water volume and pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. A MESSAGE To Every FARMER In MISSISSIPPI COUNTY The Farm Bureau membership enrollment campaign is now underway. You are invited to join the Farm Bureau and become a part of the Voice lor Agriculture. Farm Bureau dues cost only $5.00 * year — less than 10 cents a week YOU NEED FARM BUREAU FAKM BUREAU NEEDS YOU MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FARM BUBEAD Vinegar Bend, More Experience to Make 1956 Cards Tough Third of a Scries By FRED HUTCHINSON ' BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — If nothing else, the return of Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell and the added year's experience to our younger players should make the St. Louis Cardinals a stronger club in 1956. ' However, I expect other improvements besides those I Just nentioned. I'm just a freshman nanager in the National League •ind therelore, I'm not well qualified to speak about other clubs but I know this. We haven't lost a game yet and no one else has von any. Therefore when the bell ' •ings We'll be all even an. wt conceding a thing to any Brooklyn and Milwaukee iwo teams which have—.. u deal of balance, perahps more than he rest of us. Weak Pitching = It is no secret that pitching was ^""'^^ R our main weakness last season, mas » na Bm " and possibly for several seasons before that. I think that with Mi- 2ell back, the fine showing made by Willard Schmidt in the latter stages of the 1955 cam.algn, plus he addition of such promising voungsters as Ben Flowers, Harry Hoitsma, Bill Rabe, Billy Muffett and others, we should get a much better start as far as pitching Is Dncerned. Then, too, I expect Harvey Had- dlx to come back with a line season. Harvey is an established star, one of the best pitchers in the eague. I'm chalking up his 12-16 record of last year as Just one of hose off seasons that every pitcher is entitled to have. Our relief pitching wasn't very encouraging in 1955, either. Maybe I'm being optimistic but I feel that Frank Smith will come through for us as will Ellis Kinder who Is still one of the best bullpen guys in the business. I'm not forgetting fellows like Paul Lapalme, Larry Jackson, Tom Poholsky, Gordon Jones and Luis Arroyo either. I think we have the makings ol a pretty good stall. Experience Now about the experience angle. As you know, last year's team was composed of first and second year men, with the exueption. of course, of our old standbys Stan Musial and Bed Schoendlenst. \Youngsters like Ken Boyer Bill _ all be better because of the added year's experience. I'm looking forward to seeing our new crop. I've heard glowing reports about Don Blasingame, a hustling inflelder; Hal Smith, a tine young catcher; Russel Rac, a slugging outlielder, and others. Our biggest need, aside from pitching, is a solid right-handed hitter to go along with Kip R«- pulski. Maybe Rac, or Pete Whisenant, or Archie Wilson, -whom we acquired from Toronto where he batted .320 and drove in over 100 runs, will provide the answer. , I consider myself fortunate to take charge of a team that h«s fellows like Musial and Schoendienst on it. Now all a manager can hope for is to come up with a couple of others nearly as good. Indian Has 200 Scalp* SPRINGFIELD, Mass. «P)—Harry Pidhirny has scored his 300th goal In the American Hockey League. The star of the Springfield Indian* Is the 15th player to reach that mark in the circuit. Pidhimy once scored six goals In one game lor a league record. Johnny Holman, recent knockout victor over Bob Satterfield, began boxing professionally in 1WT. Pitcher Robe Another Herb Score? CINCINNATI — (NBA) — Ernie White says that il Charley rUbe isn't a major league prospect, he's never seen one. _ Rabe, 23-year-old left-hander, came out of the Army to be th« most valuable player In the Class A South Atlantic League. Pitching for the Columbia, S. C., club managed by WhiU, Rabe had the highest winning percentage, .750 with 21 and 7; recorded th« lowest earned-run average, 2.01; struck out the most batters, 319; paced the circuit in shutouts with 6; tied for complete game leadership, 23. Charley Rabe reads like another Herb Score. NEW TELALINER IS THE FIRST TO SAFETY CHECK CARS BY ELECTOMAGNETISM Electronic Principles Employed for tht First Time to Expose Causes of Dangerous Steering Right Before Motorists' Eyes, Telaliner service is the biggest advance in a decade for safer car driving and increased tire mileage. This new machine utilizes electricity and electronic principles of electronagnctism to put the exact condition of a car's steering right on the Telaliner screen. Through this newest safety advance, a car owner can see for the first time right on the telalinler screen the exact reasons why his car steers hard, why tires wear out fast, why the car has a tendency to pull to one side. 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