The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 22, 1956
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_PAGB BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,19M Ponies Need Single Victory for Crown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Southwest Conference basketball race has faded to a two-team affair with Southern Methodist at the dprmie stage — able to win its second straight championship by taking one of two remaining games. The talented Methodists won their tenth straight against no defeats last night as they leveled Baylor 89-68 with a minimum of effort, and clinched at least a tie for the title. At the same time Texas was knocking Rice out of the running, 94-82. Rice now can't even share the championship should SMU lose its last games. The only team left f " -ete of ga f "r the title is Arkansas. Play Porkers Saturday night SMO plays Arkansas in Dallas,'on a court where the Methodists have won 22 straight games, -and if they are victorious, as expected, they 11 have the championship stowed away and looking toward an NCAA playoff with the Border Conference iing, whoever that may be. Baylor tried a sinking zone defense" in the first half last night and the Methodists stood off and whopped them good on the usual sensational outside shooting of . Larry showalter. Then they shifted to a man-to-man defense in the * * second half and the Methodists camped under their basket with giant Jim Krebs leading a rim- rattling barrage. Ronnie Morris was giving Baylor fits both from outside and under the hoop. Wayne Connally, halfpint Baylor guard, did some nifty outside shooting against a very tough Mustang defense and ended up as high point man of the night. He had 22. But he didn't have much help. SMU's Morris flung in 21 points, Showalter 18, Krebs 14 and Joel Krog 12. SMtr also dominated the backboards with 50 rebounds. Startling: Win Texas' defeat of Rice was rather startling. It was a rip-snorter of a game with the score being tied six times and the lead changing hands nine times in the first half. Rice lead 43-41 at intermission but Texas soon axed that. The Longhorns got 3 field goals in 66 tries and averaged 84 per cent on their free throws. Ray Downs scored 32 points and Texas teammate Norman Hooten 29. Temple Tucker led Rice with 26. . * * • # Eastern Kentucky Batters Louisville By ED WILKS "' ' The Associated Press ; This is Belt-the-Tournament-Teams Week in college basketball In two nights four postseason selections have been knocked for a loop, including mighty Louisville, ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press poll and a likely cofavorite for the National Invitation Tournament title. Eastern Kentucky.- an unlikely, 4-14 giant killer, stunned Louisville 86-84 last night with Jack Adams tipping In the clincher in the final seconds. The Cardinals now have lost two of their last four games for a 21-8 record. Adams missed a short set after i 45-second freeze but recovered lor the tip-in. He was high for the game with 35 points: Louisville, hitting on only 27 of 80 shots, was led by Charlie Tyra, who scored 25 and tied it at 84-all with two tree throws. Connecticut Falls .Connecticut, an NCAA entry as Yankee Conference champ, fell to Massachusetts 87-85. The Uconns, suffering their first league defeat of the season, made up a 19-point deficit to tie it at 83-all. But Dick Eld and George Burke then packed it away on successive driving layups.. . . . Monday, NCAA-bound Memphis State was upset by Tennessee Tech, and NIT entry Marquette was spilled by Notre Dame. . In other games, sixth-ranked North Carolina State made up a nine-point deficit in the last 5 minutes to beat ninth-ranked North Carolina 19-13 and make the Atlantic Coast Conference the most evenly balanced league in the nation. N. C. State, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Duke all share the lead at 10-3. Duke made it by building a 25- point edge on five straight field goals by Joe Belmont at the start of the second half and then rolling on to shellack Virginia 92-58. 21 For Morris N C. State, the reigning ACC champ, took a 69-68 lead in its closing rally as Lou Dickman sank a set with 1.:48 to play. Then Dickman, John Maglio and Vic Molodet popped in free throws to ice it. Molodet, with 24, and Maglio, with 23, paced the Wolfpack, but North Carolina's Len Rosenbluth was tops with 28. Southern Methodist, ranked No. 12 nationally, clinched no worse than a title share In the Southwest Conference by whipping Baylor 89-68 as Ron Morris, with 21, and Larry Schowalter, with 18, broke up a Baylor zone in the first half with their sets, SMU can grab the title and NCAA berth by beating runner-up Arkansas at Dallas Saturday. Idaho State won its fourth straight Rqcky Mountain title, and NCAA entry by belting Colorado College for the second night in a row, 77-52. Texas Tech, however, tumbled to third in the Border after holding what looked like a sure titje claim by losing to New Mexico A&M 68-65. The, Aggies rallied with 14 points in the last 7 minutes to gain a share of the lead with Texas Western, which beat Tech Monday. Moore Sparring WithCAC SACRAMENTO, Calif., I/PI —A verbal sparring match has de- dCTloped between light heavyweight champion Archie Moore and the California Athletic Com mission. The tiff arose yesterday over Moore's opponent In a non-title 10- round boxing match In San Diego Monday. Moore said he would meet Bob Dunlap. Then Secretary Joseph Geush lea announced the commission de> cided to substitute ..'rankle Dan iels. Reached hours later at his San Diego home, Moore cracked: "I did not know the athletic commission was empowered to make matches. I have signed to meet Dunlap, not Danisls." Genshlea said the commission voted the shift because Daniels missed out on a fight with Moore last year and has been asking for another chance. He said Daniels and Dunlap were about equal in ability. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Miami Beach, Fla. — Al Andrews, 163. St. Paul, outpointed Billy Kilgore. 167' 2 , Miami. 10. Kansas City, Kan. — Jesse Turner. 164, St. Louib. outpointed Leroy Green, 166, Kansas Pity, 10. Holyoke, Mass — Barry Allison, 151, Westover AFB outpinted Wil-j Reaa courier New? Classified Ads bur Wilson, 146V 2 , Boston. 10. ' BIG 8 RESULTS North Little Rock 50, Ft. Smith 48 (double overtime) t« . . . AMERICA'! SB^LOWEST CO HIGH.CAPACITY REFRIGERATED UNIT . . . THE MOST PRACTICAL IN THE HISTORT OF AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING Mfd. by Mgitor Corp., Do/Joi. Ttxoi YOUR CAR DEALER Dislribuled By John Milei Miller Co., Plytheville, Ark. LIGHT TRIPPINCr-Hans Nogler, Sun Valley's "Clown Prince of the Skis," trips his way down the powder at the Union Pacific resort. But Nogler, winner of the Snow-Cup race at Alta, Utah, 'this year, knows where he's heading here. Lions Halt Hurricane, Shatter Jinx, 83-74 LEACHVILLE — Leachville's Lions finally broke the Jonesboro jinx here last night as they subdued their number- one basketball rivals 83-74. CaryMiddlecoff Favored lo Win Houston Open HOUSTON (AP) — Cary Middlecoff, the golfer most frequently picked to win the 4ieustoa-Op«i, wili-be-the favorite again when the 72-hole, $30,000 event starts tomorrow. In two days, the former Memphis dentist has collected 14 birdies in practice rounds over the sprawling, 1,122-yard, par-12 Memorial Park course. • "I'd like to start tomorrow knowing I would have 14 birdies in two days," the tall golfer said. • Middlecoff won the Houston Open in 1950 and 1953. Professionals Harry Dee, 'Hartsdale, N. Y., and Bob Gajda, Detroit, Mich., and amateur Bill Williamson, Charlotte, N. C., posted identical scores of 33-35—68 yesterday to share medalist honors as 51 out of 144 players qualified for tomorrow's field of 160. 49 Qualified Forty-nine qualified with scores of 74 or better. This left room for only three of the 14 tied at 75. Two of them, Joe Black, Abilene, Tex., and Don Byrd, Lake Waua- cee, Ind., qualified before darkness stopped a swatfest after two holes. Henry Williams Jr., Reading, Pa., was the top money winner in the tournament's new $3,750 pro- amateur event at the Sharpstown Country Club. Williams' low score of 66 on the 6,840-ynrd, par 71 Sharpstown layout was good for $450. Jackie Burke Jr., Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., had a 87 for S275, while Jerry Barber, Los Angeles, won $250 with It was the first time this year the Lions have managed to win over the Hurricane, having lost two previous engagements by five points and by two points. Jonesboro,. weakened by the' loss of three starters, including their 6-4 center Don Vowell, just couldn't get their vaunted offense to working against the good, though spotty, defensive play of the Lions. Neither team was at its best, however, as the game turned into a battle of fouls and free pitches at the outset. Jonesboro lost four of its five starters via the foul route and Leachville lost two. After trailing by a single point at the end of the first eight minutes, the Lions toook command of the game early in the second period. The Hurricane kept the score close until the waning seconds of the second period when the Lions built up a six point, 36-30 bulge. Paced by the fine backboard work and down under shooting of Norman Ward and Billy D. Carter, the Lions gradually pulled away at the opening of the second half. By the end of the third period they had worked their lead to 10 points, 60-50. And, for all practical reasons, the Hurricane had had it. Ward's 24 points was high for Leachville but it was two points shy of the Jonesboro leader, Bill Caldwell, who meshed 26. Carter gave Ward some mighty fine help with a 21 point .effort and Rankta got the same number for Jonesboro. Buddy Thweatt, the Lions' ball hawking guard, was easily the night's defensive stickout as he kept the Hurricane's offensive well off balance with some fine ball stealing and shot blocking. Leachville Pos, Jonesboro Carter, 21 P Bankin, 21 Atkeison, 10 P Caldwell, 26 Ward, 24 C Neff Thweatt, G Miller, 4 Thomas, 10 G Pickens, 11 Subs: Leachville — B. G. Carter. Welker, Bailey, 9. Jonesboro — Grisham, 2, Osborn, 3, Covington 4, Johnson, 2, Curzon, 1. Walt Warns Early Bird Dodgers VERO BEACH, Fla. i.fl—The advance guard of the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers began spring training today withj words of caution from Manager Walt Alston. "I've got to guard against overconfidence," he said. "I intend to keep reminding them of it even though I don't anticipate any trouble. "Too many players on this team have been through disappointments before so they should know what to do. But all the same I'm taking no chances. They'll hear plenty on the subject." The main squad doesn't report for another week, but most of the pitchers and catchers were on hand to begin preliminary work. Four Track Marks Fall As Mizzou Clips K-State COLUMBIA, Mo. UP)—Four meet records fell last night as Missouri drubbed Kansas State, 80-24, in a Big Seven dual track meet. The Wildcat trackers had to settle for firsts in only two events— the broad jump and the low hurdles. They tied the Tigers in the pole vault, a 13 feet 5U inch performance that set a new mark. Paul Miller of K-State and Karl Eglund of Missouri shared the honors. Bob Long took the high jump with 6 feet 5'.i inches, Keith Bacon won the mile at 4:16.3 and Duane Kelly ran the half-mile in 1:56.4 for three Missouri wins and three new meet records. Of the 16 National League pitchers who worked in 200 or more innings in 1955, Don Newcombe o! the Dodgers had the best control He walked only 38 batters. Bufford Shoe Shop Expert Shoe Repair Good Shoes at Good Prices 112 S. Broadway We Buy Ear Corn FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" Broadway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription-We'll Deliver Free! We Fill Prescriptions From AH Doctors KIRBY DRUG STORES Prescription Exper(« Kennett'slS Paces Tech Arkansas Tech's little guard, Ronnie Kennett, former Leachville High great, scored 18 points last night to pace his mates lo win over Ouachita, 79-65. Tech still has a chance to win the AIC title again this year. They meet the front-running Arkansas A & M quintet Friday night. Laurel race track will open its spring meeting on April 18. It wil run through May 5. Dyess Blasted From District Tournament MONETTE — The Dyess Ea- 3s couldn't get their wings going here last night in the District 3B basketball tournament for senior boys, as they were pounded by the tough Valley View quintet, 82-59. That eliminates the No. 3 Mississippi County team from state tourney consideration. The official box score on the game was not available at press time. Other results last night: Monette walked away from Cash, 84-66. In the final, Tyronza thumped Biggers-Reyno, 82-61. The lineup tonight starts off with Knobel meeting pelaplaine at 6:15. At 7:40, the No. 4 team in the Mississippi County meet last week, Armorel goes against the county champs, the Wilson Bulldogs. In the first quarter final clash OsceoLa faces Weiner. The Seminoles won their initial battle Monday night when they sliced Marmaduke, 71-57. The finale gees on at 9. Heavyweights Pose on TV Tonight SAN FRANCISCO tf) — Heavyweight. Eddie Machen, the Bay area's heavyweight hope who is undefeated in 11 professiona starts, meets Julio Mederos of Havana tonight. If Machen gets by the ring-wise and more experienced Cuban, he will, prove himself a better fighter than most fans give him credit for It will be Machen's first televised bout and the first fight in San Francisco's newest boxing palace, promoter Bennie Ford's San Francisco Garden. Ten of Machen's 11 wins were by knockouts, one of which was over Howard King of Reno, who went 10 rounds but lost a decision to light heavyweight champ Archie Moore here Monday night. His longest fight was a 10-round decision over Ben Wise last December. Mederos, on the other hand, has two knockouts to his credit. There is no question that the 23-year-old Cuban has on the whole fought better opponents than Machen. Bosox Stock Boosted With Bob.Porterfield And Mickey Vernon 14th In a Strlt* By FRANK (PINKY) HIGGINS SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — I feel a lot better about the Red Sox chances now than I did at this time last year. We've got a better club and although I don't want to go out on a limb and predict & pennant I'm sure we'll be right. up there. • Getting Bob Porterfield and Mickey Vernon from --Washington should give us a big lift. I'm counting on Porterfield as one of my starting pitchers. I honestly don't mow where Vernon fits into the picture yet, If Norm Zauchin can lift his average up from last season's .240 level, he should be our regular at first base. Then Vernon will -... rn ™ _ w } he teamed up well with Billy Klaus be my No. 1 pinch-hitter and he II ,, Qt yc<ir nn tllp 3^^,. pla y ^m be a handy guy to have -arouncMn : won>t break up ^ combma tioa the clutch. The presence of Ted Williams from the start is sure to help. Young Prank Malzone, up from Louisville, may lineup at third break into the r - base. He could furnish some of that righthanded punch. , Billy Goodman has to fit into AT THEIR FINGERTIPS — Scotty Griesheimer jumps high to score with a fingertip shot for Ohio University as Jack Smith of Western Michigan attempts to block it. Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano says he intends to take piano lessons. the picture somf. place. I . won't break up ..._ merely to git in a young player. With Ellis Kinder gone, we'll also have to come up with another relief pitcher. Johnny Schmitz, another man we got from the Senators, could fill the bill. Tom Kurd will probably be my No. 1 man in the bullpen. Best Pitching Prospect Our best young pitching prospect is Prank Baumann. He looked great when he came out of the service last year. He's fast and has good control. Frank Sullivan and Willard Nixon are top notch starters and I'm looking for Ike Delock, Tom Brewer and George Susce to improve. pur outfield is just about set with Jackie Jensen and Jim Pier- sail to go along with Williams. Faye Throneberry and Gene Stephens 'give us two good utility men. I don't have to mention Sammy White, who's done a great ]ob back of the plate. I think the Yankees are the team to beat. Most of the clubs in our league have improved and it wouldn't surprise me to see Detroit and Kansas City right up there competing for the first division. Indianapolis Run Has 14 in Field INDIANAPOLIS tffl — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today the receipt of three more entries for this year's 500- mile race, increasing to 14 the. field for the 40th annual Memorial Day contest. A. E. Dean of Paramount, Calif., entered two Dean Van Lines Specials and named Jimmy Bryan of Phoenix, Ariz., former national champion, to drive jne of them. He did not list a driver for the second car. Lysle Greenman and E. R. Casale of Whittier, Calif., entered their Greenman - Casale Special but did not nominate a driver. Entries will be accepted until 15, and at least 45 more cars are expected. Time trials beginning May 19 will cut the field to the 33 fastest for the starting lineup May 30. AUTOMATICALLV... Most Modern Trucks on any job! New Chevrolet Task*Force Trucks for '56! With new Powermatic, and a wider range of Hydro-Motk models, there's ah automata drive for every series! A new 5-speed transmission I* offered in heavier duty models! New Powermatic, a Chevrolet exclusive, combines six fully automatic forward speeds and a torque converter in three drive ranges. Hydraulic retarder •: is built in. Hydra- Matic is now available in 3000 and 4000 series trucks; new 5-speed Synchro-Mesh transmission in heavy-duty jobs! Stop in soon, for details. 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