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-BLTOIEVILLE-XARK.) CQIffilER-NElVS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1956 PAQBTEH ~ ~~ ~- — • ' ' ~ I Chicks Fall into El Dorado 'Spider Web 32 Points for Wildcat Jones; B Team Tripped by Osceola over the Blytheville High Chickasaws at Haley i name in the ledger. reverent, awed, semi-hushed tone. But then his boys were victorious. He didn't need to be critical. The Wildcats certainly lived up to their press clippings, displaying a crisp, better than 46 per cent field goal shooting percentage. That was just about the only ttmf— the almost-capacity house wasn't disappointed In. And the Cats were even belter when they toed the free throw line. They hit 31 on 38 attempts. Actually that's where the game was decided. ADVANCE STORIES on El Dorado recently have failed to mention very much about a slim young man named Spider Jones. And why they haven't is a bit of a mystery for he has, according to first-hand reports, accumulated close to 400 points this season. Last night the Spider rammed in 32 points to win the award in that department for both teams. This total includes 14 free pitches out of 15 tries. He was the best thing at the gym last night. Correction: the best thing for many nights. He missed one at the beginning of the second quarter and a whisper raced through (he crowd that the poor boy "just didn't have it anymore." He made 22 points in the first half. The final score would indicate that the Chicks weren't in the game very seriously. They were in the game all right, fighting and scrapping all the way. They directed most of the traffic under both boards and had a nice enough 24 out of 78 attempts from the field but they missed 17 free flips. Tnat was the story. * • # CENTER FRED HODGES gathered in 17 points for the local team, played an alert game all the way. He stole 11 rebounds. Unfortunately he was cramped with personal fouls and sat out a good slice of the third quarter. Finally the official scorer served Fred word that he was finished for the night as he placed P5 behind .way. Clever Wildcat guard Larry Kinard, a senior, also dropped out on fouls, as did Blytheville's Bobby Jones. But by then the story of the game was already written. The loss leaves the Chickasaws ,f -J-g in rhf P ifv ^P^ ^ DnraHn |t was perhaps the ne. He was referring to his Gym last night. I Daniels matched him. The score was tied again 6-6 but Hodges and Abbott loosened things a bit and the Chicks sailed smoothly to a 24-21 lead at the end of the first eight minutes. At the halfway point in the next quarter, the Chicks were drawn— unwillingly—into the Spider's web. The El Dorado Jones boy was warming up by now. At the midway bu ?m- he gn'yp bis rlllims a 41-37 ' ' is 6-4. BILLY McGAUGH chipped the ice to open the game's scoring with a jumper from the corner after 30 seconds were eaten up on the clock. Freddy Akers tied a knot In the count with a drive-in, and then added a free throw. LIKE A HOT POTATO witllou' a cold handle, the two quintets passed the lead back and forth in the first half on exactly seven occasions. Hodges tallied 15 points in the first half, Abbott 8. Abbott had 14 for the night, plus nine rebounds. The Chickasaws drove hard Pemiscoi Has Hot Cage Tilt on Tap For Toni BRAGG CITY — The top- seeded Holland Lions and the highly-rated Bragg City Indians will battle for top honors ' °P fo "" in the boys division of the Pemiscot County basketball tournament here at 9 tonight. Bragg City girls will be up against the top-seeded Steele Bulldogs for finals in the girls division of the tourney at 7:30. Bragg City edged Hayti's Indians 67-66 in an overtime contest last- night. The Indians had a 33-26 halftime lead but Hayti, which had been only average in regular play this season, pulled a big surprise and evened the score at 59-59 at the end of the fourth quarter. Bragg City eked out eight points to Hay- Wilson, Missco Advance WILSON — The host Wil- McGaugh came back with an- ! another tie, 43-43. at the 2:30 point other. This time, at the 2:00 mark, ! in the third quarter, then belly' flopped. They were nine down by tha time they moved into the last quarter. Blytheville's Bobby Jones, after Abbott,and Hodges came thvpugh with some beauties, hit two long ones and the hometowners almost completed another uphill struggle but this time they could only draw within two points. COMING DOWN the home stretch the lineup with Millican perhaps making the most noise. . .Jimmy Bratcher who came in off the cold Blytheville bench played an excellent game, hitting his sixth point at the last buzzzer. Both teams do it all over again tonight, scheduled starting time 8 o'clock. In the 6:30 preliminary, the Junior High Papooses go against their big brothers, a squad made up of Chick B team members. If anyone hasn't visited the local gym yet this season, tonight's jackpot night. The floor show features from quarterfinals here last night in the second round of play in the Mississippi County Senior High Girls Basketball Tournament. In the first contest, Wilson slipped by Luxora, 34-31. Camper dropped in H for Wilson and Mc- Glauthin hit 17 for the losers. In the final game, Missco rushed along to a 41-27 victory over Shawnee. Holmes did most of the rushing with 23 tallies while McFatridge collected 14 for Shawnee. There are two semi-finals slated for action tonight. In the opener at 7:15. Missco tangles with Keiser, and Dyess winds up play at 8:30 against Wilson.. Finals will be played here tomorrow night. Wilson Camper 14 Jane Bowen 4 . Chandler 11 .. Jean Bowen ... Nicholson McNabb Pos F . P F G G G Luxora . - - C. Leigh 10 .McGlauthin 17 ... Hollmger 4 ...... B. Clark ...... S. Leigh E. Clark Subs: Wilson — M. Jones. 3, C. Jones, 2. Luxora — McBae, Boure- land. D. Clark. Missco Pos. Shawnee Holmes. 23 ... Freshour, 12 .. Autrey, 2 May Watts Giddley F Reed, 2 p Jones, 8 ,F McFatridge, 14 G Bennett G Oliver G Rogers Connie's Funeral Today PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hen who rule baseball and men who have given it lustre on the field gather sorrowful- y in Philadelphia today for :he funeral of Connie Mack. Mourning: with them are millions, of all ages, whose deep affection for "Mr. Baseball" is expressed in a multitude of touch- WAITING FOR TRAFFIC LIGHT TO CHANGE is Blytheville's Charles Abbott in first-half action at Haley Field Gym last night. El fhe jun g iors,Te B team, the AteanC Dorado won the Big Eight game, 75-63. Chioks Jones ,55, and Daniels and the hot, hot Wildcats of El ( 60) are waiting, too. Wildcat players are Spider Jones (40) and Billy Dorado. IN LAST NIGHT'S thrilling preliminary, Coach Hank Prince of Blytheville bowed to Coach Austin Hamier of Osceola. The local Bs lost their fourth game of the season (they're now 10-4) to the Osceola boys, 44-40. Osceola, by the way, has yet to lose a game in B competition. The classy Osceola quintet never had much of an edge at any time in the clash. They lei at the half 21-17. Blytheville closed fast and strong but couldn't quite make it. Seminole Hill looked exceptionally good with 14 points while B Chick Danny Joe Bralcher hit the same total. WUli- with 12 for the home more. Shawnee — Felts, 3, Kendricks. LAKELAND, Fla. W<—Practically the entire Charleston, W. "Va., team of the American Assn. will work out at Tigertown here just before the Detroit Tigers open their camp. Charleston this year is the No. 1 Detroit farm team. Blytheville Coalter, 4 ... Williford. 12 . Wyatt. 4 .... Bratcher, 14 Moore. 6 B GAME Pos. F- .... F .... C G .... G . Osceola Hill, 14. Reese, 7 Gentry, 6 Young, 10 Mann. 5 win over Bragg City. Holland and Bragg City fought for first place In the county tourney last year and Bragg City won by a small margin. Coach Rom Malone of Holland will be relying on the scoring duo of Buddy James, a senior, and Jackie Kenley, a junior. All five Bragg City "regular starters are . Substitutions: Blytheville — Young. Osceola — Maloch, Robins, Stovall. Blytheville Daniels, 7 Abbott, 14 Hodges, 17 Jones, 8 . . Akers, 11 A GAME Pos. El Dorado P . . McGaugh, 23 F . Jones. 32. C Millican, G .. Murphree, 2 G Kinard, 7 , . Substitutions: Blytheville — Bratcher, 6, Slayton, Holt. El Dorado — McCuistion, 4. Millican 136). The referee is Prior Evans. (Courier News Photo) New York Yankees Have Two Players At Every Position Fourth of H Scries By CASEY STENGEL GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - The Yankees should either win the American League pennant again in 19a6 01 finish no ing ways. To all, Connie Mack's death Wednesday at 93 was a shock, for they had grown to-think of hinr as an Indestructible national Institution. Overheard '•Connie was a good guy," said one man whose sentiments were overheard in a railroad terminal. 'I'm pretty cynical, and there aren't many of these big wheels I trust. But Connie was okay. I talked to park. He him was once, out at the a nice guy even when he didn't know you, when he just talked to you as he did to me, a total stranger." Everywhere, people remember. And in that remembering are perhaps the finest tributes of all. They may be spoken or scrawled on crude postcards and sent to the Mack family home where messages of sympathy-have been flooding in since Wednesday afternoon, or expressed in significant silence. They are, whatevei their form, the measure of a man admired the world over for his very human qualities. Tonight the body of Connie Mack will lie in the Oliver H. Bail- Funeral Home in Center City and large crowds are expected for the viewing. Solemn Requiem Mass Tomorrow at 11 a.m.. Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Bridget Church, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery here The Mass too will be open to as many as can be accommodated. Those named to be honorary pallbearers are Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick; American League President Will Harridge; National League President Warren Giles; the owners of the 16 major worse than second. The trade which Maurice mott from Washington—a h o help our He's always had great potential and if he comes through for us it'll make things that much easier for our pitching staff. I believe five teams have an st ,-, excellent chance s " >ten to win the pennant. They are Boston, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago besides our own team. All have been strengthened by trades or by the development of the youth program. How we fare in 1956 depends upon our young: pitchers like Bob Turley, John Kucks, Bob Grim, Don Larsen and Rip Coleman. Interesting Shortstops In addition to getting McDer- niott, I tlvink. our club, as whole, is stronger than last year. We have two players for every infield, outtield and catching posi- tipn. We should have some interesting competition at shortstop during spring training. We will have eight candidates for that position including Billy Hunter. Gil McDougald, Billy Martin. Jerrj Coleman. Phil Rizzuto, Tony Kubek. Jerry Lumpe and Woody Held. .. Right now I Jan't foresee anj acute problems. Not when you have available such outstanding Unhappily, Rapid Roberts Signs CLEVELAND (AP) — Bob Feller nas signed his 18th contract with the Cleveland Indians, taking a pay cut and openly unhappy about his mound assignments last season. The 37 - year • old former fire- bailer won't say 1956 will be his last season; btu, in contrast to previous sign-up 1 times when he talked of three or four more seasons, he now says: ••I'm taking them one at a time. and if things go well I probably will be back for another." The span of Peller's career with the tribe is 20 years, but he had three years away from baseball with the Navy. In his peak years just after his return, Bill Veeck reportedly paid him around $80,000. The tasl year was aligned as reliei in games where the Indians trailed hopelessly. He didn't like that. "I'm looking forward to more activity, or hoping for it at any' rate." Captain Roger Hinkson. 167- pounder from Hempstead, N. Y., is the only senior on Yale's wrestling team. figure at which The largest craft to be displayed at the New York motor boat show Feller i Ja "' 13 ' 22 wl " be a 6Woot lllxul '5' ' College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dartmouth 71. Columbia 70 NYU 100, Furman 85 Manhattan 83, St. Johns (Bkn) 81 George Washington 103, Richmond 84* Duke 74, Virginia 59 Miami iFIa) 89, Rollins 82 Oklahoma A&M 68, Oklahoma 42 Houston 82, Bradley 70 Wichita 76,"Drake 70 Brigham Young 92, Utah State 62 Montana 78, Gonzaga 73 league clubs; George Trautman president of the minor leagues; Pennsylvania's two Republican senators, Edward Martin ant James Duffj Governors George M. Leader of Pennsylvania anc Phil M. Donnelly of Missouri; Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth; Pittsburgh's Mayor Da vid Lawrence and H. Roe Bartle mayor of Kansas City, where Mack's Philadelphia Athletics were transferred more than a year ago and John B. Kelly Sr., father o actress Grace Kelly and formerly a neighbor of the Macks. plavers as Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer, Joe Collins, Elston Howard, Bill Skowron, Irv Noren, Martin, McDo'igald, Whttey Fuui. TMiii.r.y By-ale". Turley jind the others. Alter all, why tear down a club that won a pennant and went the full seven games in the World Series. AUL THESE FEATURES OF THE FUTURE I •* Blazing Rocket T-350 Action! * New Jetaway Hydra-Malic' Smoothness! * Stunning New Starflre Styling! * Illlra-Modern "IntapBh Bumper" Design! * Rugged Safety-Ride Chassis! £ Trend-Setter Instrument Panel! •4 Flaitaway Fender Design! * tuiurious Fashion-First Interiors! optional at e n. '/ YOUR JrtARIST lOlDSMOBIlEj / DEALER signed yesterday was not disclosed but the guesses are that he took close to the allowed 25 per ecnt cut and will draw around $23,000 i for the coming summer's work.! Last season Feller ended up with j a 4-4 record and an earned-run j average of 3.47. He pitched only' 83 innings, compared with 250 in j 1951 when he had his last out- j standing season and led the Amer- , lean League with 22 victories I against eight defeats. | And much of the work Feller did. promenade deck motor cruiser. Read Courier News Classified-Ads- ti's seven In overtime play. Nolan Gaulding of Hayti and i equally effective. j Satch Howren of Bragg City were BOYS 1 high point men with 25 each. ! .Bragg City Rayti 1 In the other boys semi-final game Frets, 19 Dowdy, 14 : the Holland Lions whipped War- I Sales. 8 Huffman, 6 | dell's Cardinals, 82-76. i Howren, 25 Sides, 8 j The Lions finished with a per- ; Stewart, 4 Gurley, 4 feet county record this year of ; Teaster, 11 Gaulding, 25 nine wins, no losses, including a ' Subs: Hayti—Noggle, 5, Ewell, 4. Hurler Sued for $25,000 KANSAS CITY <APi — Arnold Portocarrero, pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics, is being sued for $25,000 as the result of a traffic accident. Orval Beeler, 38. Kansas City, said he suffered a spine injury in the collision of his and Portocarrero's car July 21. KANSAS CITY iAFi - Tom Bairti, who provided most of .the Negro talent in the major leagues, has joined the Kansas City Athletics as a scout. 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