The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 16, 1956
Page 9
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"THURSDAY, FEBRTJSRY ie, i95« BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE 38 Points for Patterson Armprel and Wilson Win Meet Games WILSON — In the first half of the first game played here last night in the Mississippi County High School Boys Basketball Tournament, forward Carl Patterson of Armorel bagged 25 of his team's 27 points as Armorel went on to eliminate Burdette from the meet,'62-44. [n the final game on the card, Wilson bumped Missco, 68-58. Armorel's flashy fuard could* n\ be halted In the first sixteen minutes of play. ,Jt seemed that everything he forwarded toward the basket found home. Burdette doubled up on him corn- in • down the home stretch, still he tallied 13 more. _ • -— But Burdette's Burks was no bum, either. He banged away for 28 scores. Armorel was playing without the services of hospital-confined Jackie Stinnett. ._ IN THE LAST GAME, Billy Armorel Bye Shawnee Burdette Missco Gosnell Bye OsceoJa Kelser Bye Luxorm Dell Dyess Bye Tranum unloaded on Missco for 23 points. His Wilson teammates were leading 37-26 at the half. Missco was hitting well from the field but they couldn't do too much Inside. Kemp registered 20 foi the loMri. Tonight, top-seeded Osceola gets its first taste of combat. They're scheduled to take the floor at 7:15. Their opponents will be the boys from Kelser. Both teams drew early-round byes. ' ' v They'll be followed by D.ll and Dyen. Starting time U xt for »:30. Dyes drew a first-round bye but Dell had to work for lt« assignment as they batted Luxora, 71-60, Tuesday night. The tourney ends Saturday night Armorel Fa*. Burdette Patterson, 38 .. F Rigsby, 1 Williams, 11 .... r.... McFate, 9 Elliott, 4 C .... Langley, 2 Stevenson, » .... O Burks, 28 Garreson O Easley, 4 Subs: Burdette — McHatteg. Missco .. Morgan, 12 .... Kemp, 20 Hall, 14 Garner, 8 Davis, 4 Subs: Wilson — Cecil, 3.'Missco Wilson .Fe>. Peepers, 1« — F . 3ugg, 17 F . Bill Tranum, 3S . C . Bob Tranum ... G Cissell, 10 O Santee's attorney yesterday issued a warning he would file a suit for damages "if any libelous statement of any nature whatever" is made at a hearing of a National AAU investigating committee Sunday. In a letter to Dan Ferris, secretary - treasurer of the AAU. Charles P. Grimes, representing Santee, demanded "that th« AAU revoke any existing suspension of Santee and make public announcement to that effect." Santee, a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, was suspended by the Missouri Valley AAU last Oct. 11 Santee Really Means Business NEW YORK (AP)-— Miler We* Santee apparently means business in his efforts to clean up his amateur status" and compete in this year's Olympic Games in.Melbourne. on charge* that he took "excei- sive expenses" for three California track meets in May. The su«- pension was lifted Nov. 10 on grounds of insufficient evidence. •The National AAU, however, set up an Investigating committee go again look into the case. The special committee makes its report Sunday morning to the AAU executive committee, which will rule on Santee's future status. Grimes said Santee probably will be In the city but he Is not expected to appear before the AAU body. Operatic Warbler Books Jockeys H1ALEAH, Fla. — (NEA) — There ii an authentic opera linger among Florida's sizeable colony of Jockey agents. Stephen Ballarini books engagements for the South American »ad- dlesmith, Carlos Cruz. A native of Trieste, Ballarini ha* appeared in grand opera throughout the world. His American engagement* include performances with the Chicago and San Francisco companies. It was while touring South America that he met Cruz. He persuaded the rider to come to the United States. BACKSTOP — Homer Shellnut of Atlanta's Jordan High has a choice seat as he tries fo: a rebound. • Opponent Can Shell doesn't' have a chance tc RO up with him as long as he's got a Shcllnut on his back. Head Coiirler New." Clasalliefl Ad? Bufiord Shoe Shop ... Expert Shoe Repair Good Shoe's it Good Prices 112 S. Broadway Honttt Run MILWAUKEE — (NEA) — Russ Wlttberger, former Marquette basketball star, has Informed the school the three-year scoring rec- oro attributed to him was 69 points in excess of what It- really was supposed to be. Dyess Eliminated From District Tournament Dyess was eliminated from the Girls District Basketball Tournament here last night, falling in the main event to Turrell, 71-57. Ann Taff, Dyess' standout, center, pl«yed,» great game at she hit 33 point*, but there was a six-footer down at the other end of the court, Sexton, who was banging away for 38. It wa« the first quarter final game of the meet. Dyess was following Turrell at the half, 35-29. In the first game, Dixie trampled Biggers, M-60. Camp of Dixie and Gordon of the losers both dropped in'30 points. Valley View dealt a knock-out blow to Greenway, 61-33 in the second game. Tonight, in three quarter-finals, starting at 6:30, Mississippi County champions keiser take on pixie. At 7:45, Oak Grove engages Mo- nettf and in the wind-up, beginning at 9, host Marmaduke tests Valley View. CHAMPS — AND TROPHIES TO PROVE IT — Waltzing through their 1955-56 basketball season without defeat, these Armorel Junior High School girls won exactly 23 games and three trophies. The irophles represent first place wins in these tournaments: Mississippi County, District and the Missco Invitational. The girls are (left to right, first row) Peggy James. Gloria Roy, Patsy Beard, (second row) Sandra Watson, Barbara Russell, Patsy Branch, Joyce Davis, Novella Wolverton, (back row) Betty Gail Coats, Linda Sue Dyer, Dot Sorrells, Mary McDnniel, Carolyn Sorrells and Willine Hicks. Their coach is Grady Simms. (Courier News Photo) Tennis Has New Gimmick By WILL GR-BISLEIf NEW YORK (AP) — The once-staid U. S. Lawn Tennis Assn. has come up with a new formula for winning back the Davis Cup — comic books and a tall, willowy blonde. The blonde is Christine White of Washington, D. C. 'Just call me Chris"), identified in the press releases as a 'brainy Broadway actress." She w« unveiled yesterday as "Mist Tennis of 1956." box when sendin gin tax payments, —which also includes l'/4 million comic books—designated to stimulate new interest in tennis and result in the early recapture of the Davis Cup from Australia.. Prexy Predict! "I think this drive is going to be tremendous," Renville McMann, hew president of the USLTA, told a. press conference. "I predict in two or three years our Davis Cup superiority will match that of the Wightman Cup." TJncle Sam has never lost the Wightman Cup, the women's version of the Davii Cup. Lately the Davis Cup has been spending most of its time in Australia. Misi White is a pretty, blue-eyed former University of North Carolina coed who it understudying Shelley Winters in a Broadway play, "A Hatful of .Rain." She's not apt to be much help to the Davis Cup team. But it's easy to see how the USLTA figures she can jet people" Interested in tennis. Harrison Girls Finish Clean The Harrison High senior girls closed their regular season last night with a 33-12 thumping of West Memphis. The three forwards for Harrison all hit 11 points- They are Carmel, Jones and McCoy. The undefeated (11-0) girls enter tournament play Saturday morning at 11. They drew a first-round bye, and meet the winner of the Osceola.-Earle bout. And last night the Harrison boys were licked by a point, 57-56. Stokes hit 33 and Johnson 20 against the West Memphis team but it wasn't enough. Stratton kicked in with 7. Big Driver Mike Defends Open Crown in Wide-Open Texas SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) — Big Mike Souchak, the long drive: from Grossingers, N. Y., set. out today to defend his Texas Open gol championship and the touring professionals thought he had a goo< chance of doing it. . . E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, the tour- both of Kiamesha bake, N. Y., hat nament veteran from St. Louis, 66s. There were plenty of 67s am liked Souchak in the run for the $4,999 first money because the Ft. am Houston course is so open and puts a premium on the long hitter. But there were favorites aplenty as the field of 159 moved out in the opening round of the $20.000 tournament. Final tune-up rounds yesterday indicated that the par-72, 6,476-yard course .would take a hefty hammering. Bill Nary of Wayne, Mich., had the best pretournament score, laying down an 8-under-par 64 while Jimmie Demaret.and Jack Burke, Souchak said there would b plenty of par busting If the weathe was good, but added: "A strong wind will make thos scores soar. The wide course wi be tough under such circum stances." In any case, he said, there woul he none of those 60s and 257 for 7 holes such as has been hung up 1 the past In the Texas Open. Sou chak had 257 last year playing th short and comparatively eas Brackenridge Park course. St. Francis Cagers Really That Good? By ED WILKS ' The Associated Press Is St. Francis of Brooklyn really one of the neglected giants of college basketball? Or are the Terriers, rated No. IS n this week's Associated Press poll, simply puling a fast one Dy knocking off a few "big names" which aren't what they .ised to be? The Terriers barged past Brooklyn College 94-74 last night—giving :hem 192 points within 24 hours— and stretched their unbeaten string ,o 18 games. NIT-bound St. Francis and San Francisco are the only major unbeaten teams. Some were ready to rank the Terriers right behind top-rated San Francisco—nursing a record major college winning streak of 45 games —after watching St. Francis wal- Ip Manhattan, a so-so contender for a postseason berth, 98-15 Tuesday night. And some New York observers, maybe a little eager to end the famine of standout local players and teams, were even comparing the Terriers' 6-7 Al Inniss favorably with the Dons' All America Bill Russell. 37 Rebounds Inniss. a sophomore, took the raves in stride against Brooklyn College and came down with 37 rebounds, a Terrier record, while scoring 17 points. Capt. Dan Mannix, a 6-1 senior, was tops with 29 points. The Terriers, vrtiose only "name victims have beer St. John's. Seton Hall and Manhattan, have three regular season games left—agains tourney hopeful St. Joseph's (Pa; Saturday .and lona and Siena nex week. While St. Francis was rolling along last night, second-ranked Dayton, also headed for the NIT made it 19-1 by shaking Memphis State's tourney hopes 85-71. And fourth-ranked Louisville, dealt a 40 point drubbing by Xavier (Ohio) Monday after accepting an NIT berth, righted itself with an 84-74 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan. Bill Uhl, Dayton's seven-foot center, scored 18, followed by Carmen Eiazzi and soph Arlen Bockhorn with 16 each, as the Flyers played what Coach Tom Blackburn termed ;heir best game since beating Utah and Kentucky last December. St. Louis Gains Share Elsewhere, o nee-beaten an.d ninth-ranked Temple won its-18th, shutting out La Salle 12-0 in the last 5',2 minutes for a 60-57 margin; North Carolina, rated No. 10 nationally, took the undisputed Atlantic Coast Conference lead by defeating Wake Forest 77-73 as Len Rosenbluth counted 33 points; and St. Louis, making it 8-for-8 on the road this season, gained & share of the Missouri Valley lead with Houston by smacking Bradley 73-62. The toughest game of the night was played at Fort Worth, where Southern Methodist, rated 12th in the nation, showed championship form in overcoming Texas Christian's surprise possession tactics 26-22 to bolster its Southwest Conference lead. BIG 8 RESULTS Hot Springs 67, Texarkana 4» The Big Leagut FORT WAYNE, Ind. — (NEA) — You get an idea of the height in the National Basketball Association when you look at the Fort Wayne , Pistons. Seven of the 10 men ofl the club are 6-5 or over. Read Courier News Classified Ad*. 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