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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 11, 1956
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SATURDAY, FEBRAURY .11, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVK Chicks Massacre El Dorado, 89-60 Akers Tallies 25 In Third Big 8 Chick Victory It might'ye been cold outside but, baby, it was a sizzling frying pan inside Haley Field Gym last night. And the Wildcats of El Dorado were right in the middle of it getting themselves badly burned by the Blytheville High Chickasaws, 89-60. For the Chicks it ,was their first victory since Jan. 17 when they nip ped Leachville, 57-56. H was their third Big Eight win of the season n(ter suffering five straight. They are 3-8 In the loop now. El Dorado shows 6-5. The 89 points registered by the local learn was their peak total of the current session. Previously they had hit 77 In a Jan. 3 game against Marlanna. The most points scored against the Chicks? Pine Bluff's 76 at Pine Bluff the night of Jan. 20. * V * BOTH TEAMS looked totally different last night than they did Thursday in' the 75-63 El Dorado win. For one thing, Wildcat Spider Jones failed to spin any pitfall cobwebs. Following his 32-point effort he could only hit 7 points. He was still a sharp little boy but the Chicks had him covered like young mother taking her infant out into a snowstorm. (What's a young mother' thinking of taking her little babe out into a snowstorm?) The rest of the team was pretty well covered, too. Blytheville Coach Jimmy Fisher surprised the visitors by sending his boys out on the court mim-to-msn fashion. Thfi W:!cicak> were off balance and out of locus. StHl, they eonld'Te repented their »harp Thursday dlnplay but It wouldn't have assured them of a thing. The Chlcaks»w> were deadly last nifrht. They hit about 46 per cunt of their field att«npts and mowed down the enemy repeatedly under the boards. Sharpest eye of the night belonged to Blytheville guard Freddy Akers If his 25 points Is any Indication of such things. He couldn' miss In the last half: soft eas; ones, driving lay-ups, looping loni ones . EVERT STARTER on the horn team accounted for better than 1 points. That's something that has n't happened this season so far. Fred Hodges batted in IB points. In addition, that Is, to a fine floor and backboard game. Perhaps the best hand of the nighi came from the crowd when Jimmy Brntcher was hauled from the game for a rest. He started in 'the opening- lineup played with swift, sure hands and came up with a fine 15-polnt total. Abbott and Jones hit 12 each Abbott's came from the rugged, inside battles while Jones spiked some beauties from the corners and far afield. Chicks couldn't be contained. They were a bunch of basketball juvenile delinquents, tearing the place apart with their rapid-fire scores. The Wildcats just didn't have a chance. Coach Austin said he'd looked for the Chicks to suffer a letdown but instead It landed on his squad. "Well," he said, "after the pressure of the last five games, I guess we had it coming-." The Wildcats left Immediately after the game. They planned to spend the night in Jonesboro before hitting the trail for home Saturday morning. • • * IN THE FIRST GAME, members of the B team, mostly reserves, defeated the Junior High Paps of Coach John Koldus, 51-37, although the Paps led Coach Hank Prince's boy? at the half, 20-16. Billy Harvison looked good again with 19 for the Paps, while Williford, a regular B starter, rammed in 26. Blytbeville Ton. El Dorado • Bratcher, 16 F McGaugh, 20 Abbott, 13 F Jones, 7 Hodges, 19 C Millican, 14 Alters, 23 G Murhpree, Jones, 12 G Kinard, 1 -jbs: Blytheville — Daniels, : Slayton. 4, Thomas, White, Hoi El Dorado—McCulstion, Stegall, 1 Moore, 4, Ball, Norris. PRELIMINARY B's Pos. Wllliford/M F Harvison, 1 McMahan, 4 F Watson, Scott, 3 C Don-is, Young, 7 G Smith, Renfro, H G Rounsavall, THE GAME started out to be close one as the lead early in the first half changed hands five times. The opening moments of the game also were sparked with some very fine pass work from both teams. They were crisp, and maybe a bit too hard at times as the ball skidded from starched fingers. Larry Klnard, who played with a bum hand last night, opened the (fame with a free throw and scored a moment later on a hard-punching lay-up. When two and a half minutes were eaten up, Abbott brought the Chicks around to the lead at 8-7. And the local athletes were squeak- ins- but leading 21-19 at the start of the second half. * • * COACH PEL AUSTIN didn't know It then but his El Dorado Wildcats weren't going to do much better. They'd had their night Thursday. They managed to tie It again at 21-21 and two free throws by Milllcan but from there the Six Man Tag Bout Heads Legion Card Six m,an tag: wrestling: conies back to Memorial Auditorium Monday night with two three-man teams of heavyweights squaring off in the main event of American Legion's wrestling program. Ramon Cernadas, the South American who made quite a hit In his Blytheville debut last Monday night, will be back to head one of the teams. He will join two of the Welch brothers, Joe and Jack, in the six- man event. Opposing them will be a team of roughies headed by Danny Dusek. Dusek will bring along Joe McCarthy and Chico (Mad Mexican) Cortez as his partners. Cernadas, a rangy veteran heavyweight, Is the former South American champion. He made his Initial appearance in Blytheville last Monday night when he defeated Herb Larson in one of the two main event bouts. In addition to the main 90, three one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Cernadas taking on McCarthy, Joe Welch meeting Dusek and Jack Welch taking on Cortez. Sandy Gideonse of Highland Park, N. J., 1D55 AAU 100-meter outdoor swimming champion, is competing for the third year with the Yale varsity team. Read Courier News Classified Ads TOMMY SLAYTON added four points to the season's record of 89 scored by the Chicks last night at Haley Field Gym as they scalped El Dorado, 89-60. Here, in late fourth quarter action, Cru'cka- saw Tommy is still getting in the Wildcats' hair. Other chicks are Holt (75) and Thomas (90). (Courier News Photo) Dyess, Keiser Tangle Tonight for Crown WILSON — Top-seeded and second-seeded teams won their games last night and will meet for the Mississippi County Senior High Girls Basketball tournament championship here tonight. In the first game last night, Reiser laced Missco, 49-34 as Smith tallied 22 times. Missco's Holmes hit 18 while her running mate Preshour came up with 16. In the finale, Dyess thumped La mar Dinqler Adds 8 to East Grid Roster Lamar Dingier of Lake who will coach the East Village football team in the high school all-star ame to be played next summer in Little Rock, has announced the sanies of eight more players who uive accepted Invitations to part- cpate in the game. Fullback Charles Abbott of Bly- heville announced his acceptance ast week. The new names added to the ro- iter include: John Simmons, Augusta,' center Mickey Neff, Jonesboro, guard Kenneth Tanner, Fordyce, tackle Charles Barnes, Eudora. end Wayne Simpson, Pine Bluff, end 3. Vandenberg, Batesville, back Billy McDonald, Newport, back Carrol Brown, Warren, back Wilson, 71-29. Taff's 26 points were the important ones for Dyess although Benton came up with a neat 19. On the Wilson side of the ledger, Camper accounted for H as did one of the Bowen twins. Jane added the points (her sister Jean is a guard). In the main event tonight, Dyess vs Keiser, the starting time will be 8:30. In the consolation 7:15 clash, Wilson swaps shots with Missco. Incidentally, the officials handling the tournament are Claude Lynch and Jack Trammel. Keiser Mills, 13 . Stain, 14 . Smith, 22 . Staggs ... Cogging .. Duvall ... Subs: Dyess Balch 10 Pos. . F . F . F . G . O . O Missco — Pos. F Benton 19 F Taff 26 F A. Modisett ... G Kimbrell G Ingle G Subs: Dyess — C. Harris, 12, D. Harris, 4, Richards, G. Modisett, Evr.ns. Wilson — Jones, M., V. Lynch, C. Jones, Duck, D. Lynch. Missco ... Holmes, 18 . Freshour, 16 Young Autrey May Girddley Clark. Wilson .... Camper 11 Jane Bowen 11 — Chandler 7 ... Jean Bowen Nicholson McNabb Last Farewell To Connie Arkansas Plays Rice Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Southern Methodist Mustangs are idle this weekend ut they have more than a passing interest in tonight's tilt etween the Rice Owls and the Arkansas Razorbacks. By RUSSELL PHILADELPHIA (AP) — ular acclaim today bids its Ion A solemn requiem Mass is being celebrated in St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church in the Falls of the Schuyikill section of the city. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Here for the funeral of a man who was as much a part of the stuff of Amercia as Mark Twain and Buffalo Bill are many of baseball's most imposing figures. Some are honorary pallbearers. Others — a good many others—came for only a last look at a long familiar face and to share in the outpouring of tributes to one whose grandeurs and miseries were unsurpassed in the realm of sports. Others arrived, too — mayors of big cities, governors and senators— lo join v. mourning host that includes any number of plain fans, young and old, men and women, and persons of widely diverse tastes but united In their affection for Connie Mack, who died last Wednesday at S3. Thousands Pray The body lay in state in a downtown funeral home last night, and for hours thousands filed in slow prayerful procession past the open coffin. One of the earliest arrvials was Mule Haas, a star outfielder of Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in the lS20's. He was on crutches because of recent surgery. Grief stampted on his big round face, he dropped to the kneeling bench, and] his lips trernbLed slightly as he sl- LANDSTROM The world of baseball and pop- g farewell to Connie Mack. lently prayed. Later came Frank Home Run Baker, Blng Miller, Ira Thomas and others, men who had shared glory with Connie Mack, and now were reliving in saddened. memory some of that glory. These were stars of Mack's famed championship teams. Representative of a newer crop of baseball players was Bobby Shante, the undersized pitcher who became a sensation and then seemed to fall prey to a tenancious jinx. Something of Ourselves One of Connie's older admirers expressed his feelings this way: "With his death, something of ourselves has slipped away. I believe a lot of these people feel that way, though the;; may not find the v/oicts to say to. He was more than a person, more than a ball club manager who had grown old and used.up and then .had lost out. He was a big idea, a conscience, a fine example of integrity a good sport in every way." Wreaths, bouquets or sprays were sent by all the major league bal clubs, the minor leagues, Commissioner Ford Prick, junior basebal federations, the Connie Mack League of Portland, Ore., American Legion groups, National Footbal League Commissioner Bert Bell, C H. Ernest, mayor of West Palm Beach, F1&., where the Philadelphia Athletics took spring training many years, and the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Infield Is Strongest Point for Hack's Chicago Cubs Fifth of a Series By STAN HACK SACRAMEK'TO (AP) — I'm confident the Chicago Cubs will finish in the first division this year. Our outstanding weakness last year was in th« outfield. Hank Sauer had the worst year of his career. Monte Irvin, Walt Moryn and Gale Wade should be of great help and so should Solly Drake, who had centertleld cinched last spring until he broke his leg. I'm certain our catching will be better with Hobie Landrlth sharing the job with Harry Chiti, Our pitching ako should be better with Logart Moans, Fuentes Moans, Audience, Too Bragg City and Steele Girls Win in Pemiscot BRAGG CITY — Steele girls and Bragg City boys won first places in the Pemiscot Basketball Tournament here last night. The Steele Bulldogs downed Bragg City's Indians 54-44 n girls finals. The Indians edged Holland 51-50 in boys finals. Holland's Lions led until the' last ,wo minutes in the boys battle. Coach Rom Malone's visitors let he Indians get within only three points of tying the score in the first Coll It Monotonous orTe r r if ic, But-: San Francisco The Porkers, with a 6-1 record, re close on the heels of the Mus- angs, whose 7-0 mark is the best in the Souhtwest Conference bas- ketball race. The Owls could help themselves and at the same time give the Mustangs a boost by defeating the pow- By BEN OLAN The Associated Press Coach Phil Woolpert of the San Francisco Dons calls his team's winning streak "monot- - onous." Some folks call it terrific. At any rate, the end' doesn't seem in sight. The Dons, the nation's top-ranked college, team, are Improving:, if anything. Four weeks ago they defeated Fresno State to tie the major college record for 39 consecutive victories. The margin was 19 points, 79-60. Last night, they boat the same team by a whopping.33 points, 70-46 for their 44th straight success. The Dons clinched it early racing to a 24-10 lead In the first 10 min utes. All-America Bill Russell scored 2 points and grabbed more than 20 rebounds In the 26 minutes he played. 20 Rebounds For Bill Temple was the only other team among the first JO to see action and the -once-beaten Owls racked up their 17th victory by drubbing Penn State 77-58. Leading by only four points at hnlftlme, the ninlh-rnnlced Owls outscorcd Pcnn Stnte 38-23 Ih the second hnlf. Hfll Lear was Temple's big mm with 19 points. In other games, LaSulle defeated Furrnnn 7,1-68 despite Darren Floyd's 3« point*. Wake Forest moved Into a second place tie In he Atlantic Coast Conference by iverwhelming South Carolina 96-77 ind Princeton tripped Harvard 68-55 In the Ivy League. LaSalle parlayed a zone defense and a second half rally to knock off Furman, which Thursday night had been upset by New York University. The Explorers from Philadelphia, who won their 10th game in 18 outings, trailed 38-35 at the intermission. But then they ex- ploded for 14 straight points to : take a lead they never re-! llnquished. All-America Floyd hit for 10 field goals and six free throws. UCLA Wins Wake Forest spotted South Carolina a brief lead then roared back to take a 48-40 halftime advantage Elsewhere, X.ivler of Ohio, already selected for the national invitation tournament !n New York next month, coasted to a 92-78 vic- tory over St. Francis (Pa.) for a 13-6 season's mark. Five Washington and Lee p'ayers hit in double figures as the Generals surprised Davidson 85-75 in a Southern Conference Game. In the Pacific Coast Conference, UCLA remained on top by edging Stanford 50-48. California beat Idaho 54-44, Washington finished fast to defeat Oregon 68-50 and Southern California ran over Washington State 76-55. Dell Over Gosnel! n Twinkilling DELL—Dell won a doubleheader icre last night. The senior boys rounced Gosnell, 75-32, and the enior girls took their win, 75-52. For the boys, Edwards of Dell anged 19 while his mates Don Pee- iles and Dave Cook chipped in with 16 each. Regan and Cranford plit 30 points right down the middle for Gosnell. In the first game, Austin reached a 35 total for Dell's girls and Byars kicked in with 21. Gosnell's Lollar, 25, and Cranford, 21, were the losing team's big contributors. In a game played Thursday at Burdette, Dell nipped Burdette, 7170. Peeples registered 26 in that one. For Burdette, Risgby made 20 as did Burks. And in the junior fray, Burdette nipped Dell, 51-50. erfiil Arkansas team in tonight's i>..v:o..n r .e!: a'; Kouf.loi. L vlc.o.y by Ri'-e, liow ihl:d v.-.ji a 5-J record, would throw the Owls nnd the Ra- zorbaclcs Into a tie for second place and would widen the Mustang's lead in the race. half. Halftlme score was 33-25, Holland. This was the second straight county tournament win for Bragg City boys. With Holland leading 48-47 in the closing minutes of play, Ray Stewart bagged a field goal to put Bragg City over the hump. And Glynn Frets made.the other field goal while Holland added two more points. Richard Jackson racked up 18 points for Holland and Tommy Sales looped 16 for the Indians. Jackie Kenley, Holland's ace scorer, was held to only nine points and fouled out midway through the fourth quatrer. Steele led through the entire girls game. The Bulldogs had a 30-24 halftime margin. Shirley Kinder scored 28 points for Bragg City. Gerry Petty of Steele meshed 25. BOYS Brayg City Pos. Holland Frets, 10 F Smith, 6 Sales, 16 F Kenley, 9 Howren, 13 C James, 12 |' Stewart. 10 .... G ... Jackson, 18 | Peaster, 2 G Martin, 5 Subs: Holland — Canada. GIRLS Steele Pos. Bragg City A. Howel, 17 ... F Watson, 8 )i' ... E-^tDck, 8 Pei.y, Co F— Ktoder, :3 Davis O Alleni Funderburhc ... O Reeder j Jackson O Brock j. Subs: Bragg City — Gates. II By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Isaac Logart moaned of Ramon Fuentes "wrestler, wrestler" and Fuentes blasted, Logart "he'f not so fast, can't even punch." It may be that both were right. Logart won a split 10-round decision over the 29-year-old veteran from Los Angeles last night Madison Square Garden. The 3,000 who paid $8.000 to sit on the nationally-televised fight had little patience with the two ranking welterweight contenders. Referee Ruby Goldstein, who voted for Logart 5-4-1, warned both fighters throughout to "give us little action" 'and "come on and fight." Judge Bert Grant also had Logart on top 6-4, but Judge Joe Vaccarrella gave It to Fuentes on points 6-5 with a 5-5 score in rounds. The AP saw It 5-5 and would have given Logart an edge on the last round. 10th Round Action The two welters crammed most .of the action in the - 10th round when Logart, 146. pinned Fuentes, 147, against the ropes for two full minutes, blasting away while Ramon scored with counter punches. Fuentes came out of it with a badly puffed right eye. ''Fuentes wrestler," said Logart and his manager, Eddie Mafuz. "I wanted to fight, he no let me," said the Cuban. Mafuz said he wanted Carmen Basilic, the champ, next. If Basilic Is too busy, he'll take Tony DeMarco, Bobby Murphy but no Fuentes. "Anybody but Fuentes," he said. "We want to fight, not wrestle." Fuentes thought he had won the fight, as he sat in his dressing room. the addition of Buss Meyer and some promising youngsters. Well be better . defensively .and a lot more aggressive with Don Hoak at third base. One of our most horifying weaknesses last year was the lack of a fifth starting pitcher. This year we have Meyer to round out a top fire that will include Bob Rush, Sam Jones, Paul Manner and Warren Hacker. In -addition, we have some Has looiang young pitchers 'Coming up —such as Jim Brosnm and Johnny Briggs. They both have a real good chance to make the club. Walter Moryn, whom we so- quired from Brooklyn, might ?iv» us additional long ball power. Then. we also have other possibilities such as Frank Kellert, Bob Speaie, 1 revived Sauer and Irvin. We added eight men to our roster since the' end of last season from outside our organization. If some of them come through as we think they can. we ought to be quite a ball club. The strong point of the team is the Infield with Hoak at third, Ernie Banks at short. Gene Baker at second and Dee Fondy at first. Handy Shores Link Tourney Opens Today MIAMI, FU. Ml — The Nandjr Shores Open golf tournament opened today with 32 of the nation's leading professional women ;olfers and about 40 amateurs competing for the $3,500 purse and about $500 worth of prizes tor he amateurs. The 36-hole medal play turna- nent will end Sunday on the par 30-36—72 Normandy Shores course. Fay Crocker of Uruguay, last year's winner is back to defend her title. (Mole) (Mac) (aniels- Williams Ins. 106 S. 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