The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 14, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,195« The View from Here bu (La IF YOU HAPPENED, by chance, to be in the vicinity of Walnut early Saturday evening, anywhere between the Courier News office and the Greyhound bus station, you would've seen this: a long (but not too lean) figure abandon his car (it was suffering from battle fatigue), grab his press camera, and with the tails of his trench coat flaping in the Blytheville breeze, take out after the big bus arrowing in on Wilson town. Check the full bracket on the op- Our thrilling chase up the street was a flop, however. We were on time. As a matter of fact, to add to the ignominy, we had to stand on the sidewalk waiting for the driver at least ten minutes. Oh. well. Reason for our Wilson jaunt was the clmiax of the Mississippi Senior Girls High School Basketball Tournament: the night of the finals. It was quite a climax, too. The sponsors of the meet couldn't have asked for a better finish: two. of the finest girls teams among the senior highs in the county battling It down to the last buzzer for the crown. That's the way most tournaments are planned but promoters seldom are fortunate enough to tee such dreams consummated. It's not fresh news by now but to keep the record up to date, Keiser won the game from Dyess, 56-M. • * » THE SCORE was tied at the quarter and half but Keiser came through with a good third frame and that was that. Probeoly the county's two best. point producers among the dis- artaff performers were in action in th»t one: Mattie Smith of Keiser and Ann Taff of Dyess. Although Mattie is the more Yersatile, shooter) and has the aofter touch, we'd have to give the edge to Ann as the best all- ajounder. She's a clever magician, play* a good team and floor game (eye the picture at the base of this column, if yon wiH, as Taff screens for mate Benton in Saturday's crown clash), and she's a rif 1ft when It comet to passing. Her paste* sing. But again to keep the record up: Smith outpointed Taff, 38-33. • * * JAMES C. PERRY, superintendent of Wilson Public Schools, and coach of the Wilson Bulldogi Bob Courtway, were our hosts. They did evertjyhing to make UB comfortable and our stay was aa enjoyable one. The fans down there were exceptionally well-mannered, too, we thought, And either Clauae Lynch and Jack Trammel . , . who officiated ... called a pair of flawless games or else the fans accepted their calls without dispute, knowing they were both good officials doing their best. That was a rarity, indeed. One thing we couldn't figure out, though. Not a few persons who saw us with notepad and camera inquired if we were work- Ing for a charity. They continually asked if we worked for the Red Cross. Or, no, It was some other kind of charity. Aid for orphans? No ... let's see, what was it . . .? Oh, yes: they all asked if we worked for the commercial, appeal. That's what it was. WILSON IS ALSO host site for the senior boys county tournament starting tonight at 6:15. posite page. You'll find it there every day throughout the week. Osceola is top seeded, by the waj 1 . And another by the way, Coach Austin Hanner's Seminoles ended their regular season by walloping Luxora a week or two ago, 104-54, setting; a new school record, and the game's results for some unknown reason never saw the light of newsprint. Richard Lucas collected 33 points and Nelson Hopkins 38 for Osceola in that one. And Luxora's Looney with 29 marks to his credit was no slouch, either. These stars and many more will strut their stuffings starting tonight. Don't miss it. AND STILL ANOTHER by the way, have you been noticing what former Leachville Lion Ronnie Kennett has been up to lately? He performs for Arkansas Tech now, you know. A freshman guard, he stands 5-11. He's a one- handed pusher and jumper. Ronnie's been hugely responsible for the good third-place showing of the Wonder Boys this season. Just last Friday night he chipped a Henderson freeze late in the game to sink his 25th and 26th points to give his team the win. He landed IS out of 14 free tries, too. , There's nothing little about that little guy. Wilson Hit By Dyess In District MARMADUKE — Ann Taff scored 29 points . for Dyess here last night as her team rocked and rolled to a 72-36 win over Wilson in the final game of the first round District 3 basketball tournament for senior high school girls. . Dyess was runnerup in .the recent Mississippi County girls tournament. They were second only to Keiser. Dyess didn't have too much difficulty last night as they walked »»'ay to a ,41-13 halftime lead. Camper of Wilson played particularly good game for the losers. In other action, Turrell, looking quite impressive, blasted Crawfordsville, 75-59. The winners led at intermission time, 41-25. And Oak Orove, In a hard-fought bfttUe, cracked Tyronza, 47-39. The fray was tied 25-25 at the half and 33-33 going into the final sprint. Here's the lineup for tonight: Mc,- nette vs. Weiner, Mannaduke vs. Brooklnnd and Keiser vs. Missco. About 400 fans sat in on last night's first round. W« published the picture of Uie bftsketbnl! team from Hayti High yesterday and we crowned them JPemlscot County champs. O.K., fellas, tho nlcnlc is over. W« h»v« k> move th« crown OT«t to Hi* Br»(« City BidUrw wh*r* H bclotxr*> Sorry, Louisville Gets Crushed * * * * # » ¥ * * * » Xavier Surprises No. 4 Team, 99-59 WORK TOOLS—Mayo Smith, Phillies' manager, wheels out a load of bats and catching equipment to start off the training season for the club's rookies. Phillies are based at Clearwater Fla Porkers Take Over Second Place Solo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas' Rarorbacks, who saw their hopes for the Southwest Conference basketball championship fade when they lost to Rice over the weekend, have regained sole pos session of second place in the campaign. By ED WLLKS The Associated Press The gentlemen who pick the teams for the National Invitation Tournament can forget about that bicarb for; the moment. Xavier of Ohio has come up with some preventive medicine — a slambang upset of Louisville — to balance the NIT entry list. Xavier toppled the Cardinals tO[Barnhouse with 22, stayed in _ the their second defeat in 21 games by a stunning 99-59 margin last night. The shocker came hours alter Louisville, which threatened to make hash of the NIT entries before the tourney got under way, accepted a bid to the Madison Square Garden shindig next month. _Th_e_ Xavier .vlcl The Porkers, led by Manuel Whitley, dumped Texas A&M 61-52 at College Station last night to pull half a game ahead of third place Rice. It was A&M's first conference loss on its home court this season. Arkansas' league record now is 7-2, compared to the 7-0 mark of league-leading Southern Methodist, and 6-2 for Rice. The Razorbacks and SMU meet at Dallas Feb. 25, and Arkansas will have to win that game or give up all hope for the title. Whitley, who has led Arkansas in scoring and rebounding all season, tallied 25 points in the triumph over A&M. It was his second highest game total of the season, and it couldn't have come at a better •time. Of the other regulars, only Jerald Barnett hit consistently, and he was held to 11 points. Reserve Freddy Grim collected 10. None of the Aggies scored well. Ken Hutto paced the Cadets with 12, and he got 8 of those on free throws. In their next outing, Arkansas goes against the University of Texas at Payetteville. Rice swings into action tonight, meeting the Baylor Bears at Houston. In the other game tonight, Texas is host to Texas Tech in a non- conference tilt at Austin. Read Courier NCWF Classified Ads. nation... whiskey tangled triangle among the NIT clubs: Louisville, .whose 19-1 record earned the No. 4 spot in this week's Associated Press poll,' is the only club to beat Dayton, No. 2 in the poll and the NIT favorite, and Dayton, in turn, has beaten Xavier. Dayton gets a return crack at Louisville Friday, while Louisville gets a second shot at Xavier Feb 29 and Xavier, now 14-6, gets another stab at Dayton Sunday. One Falls All of the other ranked teams in the AP poll retained their pres- .ige last night except for Oklahoma City. The 14th-ranked Chiefs, fishing for a postseason tourney berth, were dumped to their fifth defeat in 21 games 70-66 by Drake. Illinois, No. 3 in the poll, had a breeze pasting Michigan 89-66 to remain unbeaten atop the Big Ten while runner-up Iowa, ranked 15th, shoved Purdue out of the title picture 88-75. Vanderbilt, No. 6, thumped Tulane 74-67 to keep a second-place tie with seventh-ranked Kentucky, which whipped Mississippi State Missouri Valley Conference race with 70-48 crusher against Detroit- West Virginia took sole possession of the Southern Conference lead as Hot vRod Hundley scorejl 38 in a 105-90 decision over William Mary. Pettit Could Be First 'Outsider' To Cop Point Title NE',7 YORK, tfi—The way things are going, Bob Pettit of St. Louis looms as the first non-Minneapolis or Philadelphia player to win the National Basketball Assn's scoring title in 10 years. The great George Mikan of the Lakers monopolized the crown for five years, from 1947 through 1951. Then Philadelphia's Paul Arizin won it in '52 and Neil Johnston of the Warriors took charge the past three yeairs. Pettit, in his second NBA season, has only a 5-point edge over Arizin today in actual point totals, but he has scored his 1,286 in only 52 games. Arizin, who added 26 last night as the Warriors whipped Port Wayne 105-94 in the lone NBA game scheduled, has-l,28> in 54 games. Pettit also has the best game av age, 24.7, followed by Arizin's 23.7. Clyde Lovellette of Minneapolis ranks third with 1,136 points in 52 fames for an average of 21.8 per i-65, in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama, ranked eighth, game, stayed unbeaten in the SEC by walloping Florida 109-74. , Holy Cross, ranked 16th and also looking for a tourney bid, rallied j Average for Holmes PORTLAND, Ore. (/P)—Tommy Lifetime (10 Yrs.) to defeat Notre Dame 84-72 for an! 18-3 record. 41-27 at Half Xavier put the skids under Louisville early, leading 41-27 at the half. Jim Soothe, just 5-7, hit 21 points for the Musketeers, who stopped Louisville's Charlie . Tyra with 18. Illinois made it 14 in » row as George BonSalle, 6-8, and Bill Ridley, 5-9, each scored 25. Oklahoma ASM led by V. B. Holmes, the new manager of the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League, compiled a .302 lifetime batting average for 10 years in the National League. He was a standout for nine years with the Boston Braves ns a batter and right fielder. He filled out his loth year as a player with the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1.320 league games he made 1,507 hits to 4,998 trips to the plate. Cholly's Braves Are Set to Go - Except For Bullpen Lefties Seventh of a Series By CHARLIE GRIMM ROBERTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Nineteen-fifty six is a new year. The Dodgers took it all last year because they were terrific. But as I said, this is a new year. I don't fhink the Dodgers can go as well. '" . I like .my. club's chances for 1956. If we stay intact and Gene Conley and Joe Adcoci. -come through, we've got as good a chance as Brooklyn or anyone else. We're pretty well set except for lefties in the bullpen. I think we'll be stronger at first base. I used Adcock there until he was hurt and then George Crowe. Both-will get a terrific battle for the job from Frank Torre. His .327 at Toledo was second best in the American Assn. last year. We're pretty well set at second base with Danny O'Connell and DiHard To Quit After This Year TOLEDO, Ohio Lfl — Harrison Dillard, holder of many sprint and hurdle records and winner in two Olympic Games, says he will retire from competitive running after this year. Dillard, 30, said last night the gathering years make it unlikely he was going to get any faster. He indicated, however, he hopes he has at least one more world record performance in his system. 'Either Lee Calhoun will push me to a world's record, or I'll push him to one," h& predicted. Calhoun, from North Carolina college, tied two world records held by Dillard this season and beat him in an indoor meet at Philadelphia recently. Promoter Cries: '/'re Got Contract, Archie!' LONDON (/P) — "I've got a contract," cried promoter Jack Solomons today when told Archie Moore may refused, to defend his light heavyweight boxing crown in London next month unless, he has an American referee. Moore's statement, issued last night in an interview at San Die;o, Calif., has "got me lost for words," Solomons said. ' "When our boys go over there, we don't ask for English referees. Moore, who is scheduled to de- Jack Dlttmer, but I'd' like to get a little more hitting. We have no worry at third and short with Eddie Mathews and Johnny Logan, fixtures at those positions. Outfield Set The outfield appears set with Hank Aaron, Bobby Thomson, Bill Bruton, And Pafko and Chuck Tanner. I'm not worried about--my catching. Del Crandall is one of the best catchers I've seen and is still improving. And now. We have Del Rice, a smart and good defensive catcher. Pitching should make the difference. We have some of the best minor league pitchers of 1955 coming up I'm anxious to see-theni, especially Red Murff, who won 21 games for Dallas. A righthander, he had 10 shutouts. I know he's 33 but I gather he found himself later than most pitchers do. I'll give Humberto Robinson, whom I know and like, as well as Bob Trowbridge, Paul Cave, and a couple of others a good look. As for the lefthanders, we drafted Lou Sleaton from the minors. Then there's a young fellow named Charlie Gorin. Our scouts tell me he can make an ideal relief pitcher. Well, we'll know soon. fend his 175-pound crown aganist Trinidad's Yolande Pompey March 13, said last, night he was alarmed by a recent London fight in which English welterweight Pe'ter Waterman was given a decision over former world champion Kid Gavllan. OHO reason... Americans know that every botUe of Seagram's 7 Crown bringi them the quality and perfection of flavor that means the peak 6f whiskey enjoyment. That is why America has made one whiitiey ils overwhelming choice •raong fine whiskies year ai*cr year. Seagram's and be Sure . . of American whixkey at ittfinetl Company, Hew York Crry. CTCTdei) Wnisfcey. St.8 Proof. 85% Grain Neutral Spirits. 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