The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1956 · Page 8
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER.NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 19B» All County Girls Team Named WILSON — Five Dyess girls and four from the champion Reiser squad were among the 12 named to the All-County Senior Girls team after gimsmoke from Saturday night's tournament finals had cleared away. The annual selection committee of coaohea and official* also named one each from Missco, Dell and Armorel. Here's the stellar dozen: Ann Taff, Nita Kimbrell, Audrey ModiseU, Martha Benton and Peggy Balch from Dyess; Mattie Smith, Bonnie Mills, Shirley Coley and Ruby DuVall from Reiser; Sammy Autrey, Missco; Sylvia Byara, Dell; Sue Coate, Armorel. The View from Here bu C-a *J4a.u ei MAYBE IT'S A GOOD THING Trigger Wall didn't officiate the Blytheville-El Dorado series here last week-as- he'd been originally scheduled to. Trigger suffered a heart attack last fall and the brand of basketball the Big Eight Chickasaws and Wildcats displayed here Thursday and Friday wasn't designed to entertain cardiacs. Atctually Trigger is now bursting at the well-rounded seams with good health. He's fully recovered from the attack and ha« resumed his full schedule of whistle-blowing. So if some night you ever plan to drop in on him at his farm in Manila, better wait till Sunday. More likely It's the only night you'll catch him home. For nine years he's been safeguarding; the hardwood highways six nights per week. And the Pemiscot County high school tournament at Bragg City was the only reason he missed out on the local excitement last week. It stums Trigger's melodious whistle Is in demand in Missouri also where he has top ranking among all the state's official*. He has second ranking in Arkansas. He was a unanimous choice of Big Eight Conference coaches to work the loop tournament in Little Rock at completion of season play. BORN RALPH (minus the Trigger) forty years ago, he's a Steele (Mo.) product. A standout in high school, he moved on to Arkansas State where he played basketball and baseball for two years. When Trigger broke in ae a referee he did it the hard way. Thoae were the days when there was only one striped shirt for every ten players on the floor. Somehow he pulled through it OK. —attack and all—because today he's the rose-tinted picture of health. "I'm not going to let a little thing like a heart attack keep me down," he said. "I like the game of buketball too much." Unlike some referees he frankly admits he likes the money, too. • « * THIS SEASON marks the 20th year of calling for the 5-10 200- pounder.. He never smokes. Does- nt drink. The only thing he chews is food. He's worked all the important tournaments in the area, hasn't miseed any of them. A brief rundown shows he was employed in the District 14 years, the ASC invitational at Jonesboro nine years and three years in the state tourney. He's no stranger in Dunklln County, either. That's where he'll be this week. "I don't remember how long I've been calling here in Blytheville," he said. "But it's been a long time." On the eight-ma-n executive board of the Arkansas Officials' As«ociatlon, Trigger worked more tunes this and last year than my of his fellow referees. College audiences have witness- TRIGGER WALL (left) chats with El Dorado High's Coach Pel Austin. ed his action also, especially In the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. WHEN HIS TICKER balked last fall, he was confined to a Memphis hospital bed for just two days, but he nevertheless had to take things cautiously for quite awhile. Although his doctor didn't advise quitting the game altogether he did order Trigger to slow down, to cut his schedule. To Trigger that meant a mere two or three nocturnal gymnasium visits a week. But he was soon back to his loaded menu. Asked who was the best performer he ever blew his whistle at, the jovial gent hesitated not a second. "Swish Dopson," he said. "He was ireat." Swish was an AlI-American from Arkansas Tech, later played for the New York Knickerbockers, and is presently shaping some great high school quintets at Manila. JOHN McGUIRE, Bobby Scott, Y. Massey and Prior Evans worked the Blytheville-El Dorado games here last week, and although they turned in some nice calls, we expressed regret that Trigger couldn't be in on the show. (A little butter never did hurt the crust of any official.) He grinned. "Well, I'll be back." And he will, too. If his schedule doesn't choke him. Keisers Girls Grab County CageCrown WILSON — Keiser won the Mississippi County Senior Girls High School basketball tournament here last night by defeating top-seeded Dyess, 58-51. But they had to work for it. It wasn't easy. It couldn't have been staged bet ter by a meticulous Hollywood df rector or scenarist. Everyone admitted the two teams were the fines 1 n the country this season and for them to meet in the final was a proper climax to the four-day event. The scoring spotlight fell on Keiser's Mattie Smith. Tall and grace- f'.!i, she hooked and dunked for a total of 38 points. Keiser was second-seeded in pre-meet ratings. At the other end of the court It was all Arm Taff. A clever ball handler and a girl who can snap off lightning passes, she dropped in 33 points for Dyess. Exactly egiht points were regis- :ered in the first minute of play by the two fine teams. * * * IT ONLY TOOK Taff five seconds to start the scoring action as she spun in for a lay-up. Ten seconds later Smith matched her. 3alch added another two-pointer halfway through the first minute 'or Dyess and finally just as the fresh minute hand completed): its irst cycle, Taff was added two more points. It wasn't that same feverish pace hroughout the game but it was ilose enough all the way to cause light delirium. After the first quarter of play the score was deadlocked at 1717 and It was 28-28 at the half. The third quarter was the story of he game. Dyess was out-pointed 1-15 and that was just about the inal margin. IN THE PRELIMINARY consola- Dn game, Missco claimed third place with a 41-32 win over the surprising Wilson squad. Wilson had advanced Into the final night after tripping Luxora Thursday night, 34-31, their first win of the campaign. Saturday night, Wilson's Jane Bowen played a good, hard game and accounted for 16 points but it was Missco's Freshour who tipped ihe_scaies-for the wiiij batting in 25. Her team led 18-12 at halftime. Tomorrow night, the Mississippi County Senior Boys High School tourney opens here. Os- ceoU is top-seeded. Wilson and Dyess are ranked No. 3 and 3. In Tuesday's action, ' Shawnee engages Burdette at 6:15 while Missco takes on Gonell at 7:30. Wrapping it up at 8:4o will be Luxora and Dell. CONSOLATION GAME Wilson Pos. Missco Camper, 6 F Holmes, 12 Jane Bowen, 16 F Freshour, 26 Chandler, 6 F Jean Bowen G Nicholson G McNabb G Substitutions: Wilson — C. Jones, V. Lynch, M. Jones, 4, Duck. Missco —Young, 4. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Keiser Pos. Dyess Mills, 16 F Balch, 12 Spain, 4 F Benton, 6 Smith, 38 F Taff, 33 Coley G A. Modisett Coggins G Kimbrell DuVall G Ingle Substitutions: Dyess — Richards, G. Modett. Officials: Claude Lynch, Jack Trammel. Clark Autrey May Qriddley Staggering Porkers Play Texas A&M By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist's unbeaten but not unworried Mus- angs run into a troublesome jinx this week as they seek toi ail down their second Southwest Conference basketball cham- j ionship in a row. Wednesday night the Methodists night at College Station to start lay their old nemesis of the home ourt, Texas Christian, 3t Fort 'orth. The Christians have \\'on ily one conference game in eight nd are going nowhere but what .akes Coach Doc Hayes of the lustangs quake is to be reminded lat his team hasn't won a game ; Fort Worth in seven years. In the championship drive last ear SMU bowed to TCU on its ome court, 77-73. SMU drew a game and a half way from the field last week by- ashing Texas 109-96 while Rice •as knocking Arkansas down with blistering 86-65 decision. It shot le Owls into a tie with Arkansas or second place but both teams ave lost two games while South- rn Methodist has a 7-0 record. Hayes can see trouble ahead this •eek all the way around. He sends is team against Texas A&M at ollege Station Saturday and talks bout how tough it can be to beat &M on its home court, too. Arkansas plays Texas A&M to- Swaps Has Nashua-Complex By GAYLE TALBOT MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — They could be wrong, but the men who to him as "the millionaire" do not expect to see their old rival fer next month. Or anywhere else, ever again. surround Nashua and re- Swaps at Gulfstrearn Park a week of six conference games. Tuesday night Baylor and Rice get together at Houston. Saturday | ' night Texas Christian and Baylo clash at Waco while Texas and Ar kansas tangle t ,t Payetteville. There is one nonconferenci game but it's of considerable in terest. Texas Tech, leading th Border Conference race and aim .ing at a playoff sith the Southwes Conference champion in the NCAA meets Texas at Austin Tuesda- night. The week starts with Texa Christian in the conference cella as a result of its 74-67 defeat a the hands of Texas Saturday Texas moved into a tie with Bay lor, which beat Texas A&M 85-68 for sixth. The Aggies are in fourth place. Rangy Dick O'Neal, Texas Chris tian's mobile center, still lead the conference in season scoring with 487 points and also in conference scoring with 196. Ray Downs, the Texas hotshot, is just 12 points back of O'Neal in season scoring and seven In conference points making. BIG 8 RESULTS North Little Hock 70, Hot Springs 8 (overtime) Ft. Smith 58, Texarkana W Little Rock 58, Pine Bluff 45 A couple of them were discussing It in front of Nashua's stall the other morning while the golden colt was being readied for his daily workout, which is one of the mos't popular shows being offered in Florida this winter. "Well," said the first one as he squinted at his morning paper, "I see where Swaps had a real good workout yesterday. Do you sup pose they're really going to get him ready to come East and tackle this horse again?" JIM,000 Purse "Naw," came the impatient rejoinder, "read on down. While Swaps Was having all that workout they also were pulling him out of another big race out there. What are they saving him for? Those St. Louis Bills In Trouble B> JIM VAN VALKENBURG The Associated Press The St. Louis Billlkens, suddenly brought to earUi and shoved Into second place after a nine-game victory streak, won't know who to root for when Houston and Oklahoma A&M collide Saturday at Houston) In » .key (tame of the scrambled Missouri Valley title race. The first place Cougars (7-2)! would take a mighty stride toward ! Uielr first Valley basketball crown by whipping the Aggies. Seven-foot Dot. Boldebuck and his teammates Ui«n would have only Bradley at home mid Wichita on the road be- twwn them *nd the title. fellows are too smart to match him against Mickey here again." Not understanding quite all he heard, this correspondent asked why the proprietors of the Kentucky Derby winner might be unwise to send him against Nashua again when Gulfstream Park was ready to put up a 8100,000 purse! for such a meeting. | "If they know anything," it wa_ explained, "and I'm pretty sure they do, they know that a horse as smart as Swaps doesn't get over the kind of licking we gave him In Chicago last summer. Don't think he won't remember the horse that did it to him the next time he sees him. They said that Summer Tan had acute indigestion or something of the kind after Mickey got through with him last year. All he had was a broken heart, and we gave it to him. When we I'inish with 'em they don't come back, do they, Mickey?" 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(Courier News Photo) The Greeks Had A Word For It... Horse racing has come a long way since the days of .——..._' „ ,... , . .. r":i th« ancient Greeks. r __ While there may have been impromptu matches at an earlier dare, the first organized horse race appears to have been scheduled ot the 23rd Olympiad of Athens, Greece, in 660 B.C. Harness racing came along eight years later when chariot events were introduced at the 25th Olympiad. Since.that time, thoroughbred horse racing has become both hSe nation's and Arkansas' number one spectator sport, topping ail others in attendance records. The birth of thoroughbred racing in Arkansas occurred in ttw year 1905 at the Inaugural Meeting of the then newly constructed Oaklawn Park Race Truck in Hot Springs. Today Oaklawn Park enjoys on outstanding reputation as one of the fastest and best horse racing tracks m the nation. The fineit HI thoroughbred racing is a tradrtion at Oaklawn Park. OAKLAWN Jockey Club HOT SPRINGS, ARK. JOHN G. CEU.A,. President ]. SWEENEY GRANT, Gen. Mgr. ANNUAL SPRING MEETING February 25* THROUGH Mardi 31st DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription - We'll Deliver Free! We Fill Prescriptions From All Doctors KIRBY DRUG STORES Prescription Experts We Buy Ear Corn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Horn* of Sudden Servict" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 'Growing' Orioles Get Ready to Take Off On Test Flight On* of a KerlM By PAUL RICHARDS Baltimore Orioles Manager WAXAHACHIE, Tex. (AP) — This will be a most important year for the Baltimore Orioles as our team continues its growth and development toward a top role in the American League. We had a number of weaknesses lest year, but I think we have eliminated some of them. Our biggest weakness was at second and third base and on'the bench. We have acquired Bobby Adams from Chicago and recalled a physically fit Kal Segrist to aid at second and -third. We also drafted Bob Boyi I a .300 hitter in the minors, who can play either at first or In the outfield. He should add to our bench strength. Tie team Is definitely stronger because of the reasons stated above plus the fact that we are more set than at any time last year. The first two thirds of last year was an experimenetal period for us. I think we looked much better in the last third of the season. Key Men Hal Smith, our No. 1 catcher, and Gus Triandos, our first base- roan, are the key men. They did well last year as freshmen and with a full season under their belts, should be even better in 1956. Willie Miranda, the best fielding shortstop In the league, may have convinced himself he can hit. 1 He didn't do badly at the plate at all. We could use another starting pitcher and a long ball hitter. Jim Wilson was a fine pitcher for us last year and I see no reason why he can't be even better this year. Bill Wight, Ray Moore and Irv Palica also should improve and we have several fine-looking youngsters, including a youngster named Bob Harrison, who had a fine season at Wichita In the Western League, as well as Don Ferrarese, Mel Held and Charlie Locke, all fine prospects. Need Power Our strong points are behind the plate, first base where Bob Hale will back up Triandos; the outfield and shortstop. Dave Philley, Dave Pope, Chuck Diering and Jim Dyck give us a good nucleus Paul Richards in the outfield although we could use a bit more power there. We are not conceding the pennant to anyone but we are presently thinking in terms of first division chances' rather than the pennant. The teams to beat are the Yankees for obvious reasons, Cleveland, Chicago and Boston because of the acquisition of Bob Porterfield and Mickey Vernon. Chicago should be stronger because of the trade that brought Larry Doby and Cleveland because its Improved Infield should make its already great pitching staff even better. John Paglial of Mexico and Harold Romney of Cuba are membera of -Yale's varsity fencing squad. Tires and Tubes Expert Repairs Towing Service ^ LUBRICATION CAR WASH OIL CHANGE CAR POLISH Yes, we can offer you complete Car Servicing at ... PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-4453 WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS ... BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Main Phone 3-3122 G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. FUEL OIL "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 ™ Visit Our Conoco 5«rviet, Aih & Division

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