The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 23, 1956
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FAQEIIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16, It86 Oklahoma City In NCCA 5th Straight Year B.vMJE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma City University, setting a record with .its fifth jtraight selection, and Seattle today swelled the entry list to .„„„„ *„,. >,ovf mnntti's NCAA national championship tour,even for next month's NCAA national championship nament. The two "«t - large" choices were announced by Reeves Peters, Commissioner of the Big 7 Con- Conference and chairman of the NCAA's western selection committee. Seattle, still shaking from an 80-48 pounding administered by NIT-bound Dayton last night, will Idaho State, champion of the Rocky Mountain Conlerence ana an automatic qualifier, in the first round of the Western Regionals •ither March 12 or 13 at a site to be named. Seattle, 15-9 for the season, will will be making its fourth straight NCAA appearance along with Idaho State. They shared the record with Dartmouth until Oklahoma City filed away its fifth consecutive NCAA bid. The Chiefs, who host Seattle tomorrow night, are 17-5 for the sea- ton and were ranked No. IS in this week's Associated Press poll. They'll meet the third and as yet unnamed Western "at-large" choice hi first-round competition at Wichita, Kan., March 13. In their previous NCAA appear- ances, Seattle managed only a 2-5 record. Oklahoma City is 1-5 for the NCAA and Idaho State 2-3. Earlier entries to the NCAA, in addition to Idaho State, were Memphis State and Holy Cross, both Easter "at-large" choices, and Connecticut and Marshall. The latter were automatic entries as champions of their respective Yankee and ferences. Five of nine "at-large" berths remain to be filled. And only three of the 16 conference champions who will push the NCAA field to 25 have been crowned. The other big post-season attraction, the National Invitation Tournament in Madison Square Garden March 17-24, has four berths remaining in its 12-team field. The NIT reportedly had its eye on the winner of last night's game between St. Joseph's (Pa) and Temple, won by St. Joseph's 77-68. Both clubs, however, were under consideration, along with Lafayette and Muhlenberg, as the Mid-Atlantic Conference representative in the NCAA. * * * Country's Best Show: Olympic Cage Playoffs KANSAS CITY (AP) — Two top officials connected with the U. S. Olympic basketball playoff finals here April 2-4 insist the event will be one of the finest cage offerings ever ihown in this country. Reave* E. Peters, Big Seven Conference commissioner and chairman of the committee in charge of the finals, says the event will muster the finest collection of star basketball playere "ever shown in i tournament in this country." Arthur C. Dutch Lonborg, Kan- KS University athletic director and a vice chairman of the U, B. Olympic Basketball Committee, predicts the National Collegiate (NCAA) basketball championship will reach an all-time high in U. S. Olympic material. The TJ. S. Olympic finale will be • three-day round robin session. There'll be * four-team field, each •with 14 players. Two teams — the champion and runnerup—will come fro mthe annual AATJ tournament in Denver ending March 24. There'll be another team from the armed services tournament in Louisville, Ky. March 22-24, and another from the collegiate ranks chosen by a committee headed by Lonborg. The East-West all star games to be held in Kansas City March 26 and in New York City March 31 —both for charity—have neither official connection with each other nor with the U. S. Olympic setup. But players in both games likely will figure in the Olympic playoff finals. . The team that represents this country in the Olympics in Australia will be composed of 7 players from the two AAU teams and 7 from the armed service and collegiate squads in the playoffs at Kansas City. Papooses Hit Trail ¥ * * ¥ * » * » • », * * * Blytheville Meets Ramsey at Little Rock Coach John Koldus and his Blytheville Junior High Papooses departed around noon today lor the basketball tournament at Little Rock. The tournament is for junior high schools in Big Eight member cities. First opponents for Blytheville will be Ramsey Junior High of Ft. Smith. Neither team is seeded in the tourney. They're scheduled to tangle at 11 o'clock'tomorrow morning. The coach will drive one car while the other car in the party will be piloted by Principal WOOd- Papooses depart for the rugged wars with a mediocre 5-10 record. The record is mediocre on paper, that is. Most of the wins have come late in the season as the young athletes improved. And their improvement has been astonishing, indeed. ' Varsity Coach Jimmy Fisher already has his eyes on one or two of the little Braves. The party will be housed at the Alamo Plaza Motel in Little Rock during their participation in the tournament. This is the trip roster: Billy Harvison, Charles Watson, Doug' Dorris, Earl Smith, Jerry Rounsavall, Mike Boyd, John Cherry, Sonny Elledge, Jim Bruce, Ronny Huey and manager John Mays. Class A Junior Cage Results Boys state tournament games plaved at Leachville: Crossett 39, Dewitt 28 Marshall 63, Greenwood 51 Smackover 42, Conway 30 Today's Games: Leachville vs. Hoxie at 10 a.m. Jonesboro vs. Marianna at 11 a m. Russellvllle vs. Holt at 2 p.m. Clinton vs. Newport at 3 p.m. Crossett vs. Marshall at 7 p.m. Smackover vs. winner of Leach- viHe-Hoxie game at 8 p.m. Van Buren forfeited their game to Drew Central. Harrison Girls Skein Now 32 The Harrison High senior boys and junior girls smacked Wilson Trade School in 3 pair of cage games here last night. The junior girls rolled along to their 32nd successive win over a th''ee-year span, winning their contest, 33-18. Haynes collected 15 'Good Old Days' Will Cut Olympic Defects By JERRY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) —- Give the United States back its "good, old days" of athletics and this country need not worry about Russia's Olympic training techniques. So said Avery Brundage, presi- vel 10 or 12 miles every weekend to compete. < "So did every other athletic- BLYTHEVILLE JUNIOR HIGH PAPOOSES — (Front row, left to right, Jerry Rounsavall, Sonny Elledge, John Logan, Ronny Huey, Jim Bruce, Michael Dash, Michael Boyd. (Back row) Billy Harvison, Doug Dorris, John Mayes, Coach John Koldus, Charles Watson, Earl Smith. John Cherry was absent when photo was taken. (Courier News Photo) Osceola Gets in Semi-Finals, Wilson Clubs Armorel, 71-47 MONETTE — Osceola was the first team to enter the semi-final bracket of the District 3B basketball tournament for senior high, boys as they slapped Weiner here last night 67-53. Two other Missco entries met each other last night and Wilson came out on top of Armorel. 71-47. Coruthersville Drops Curtain CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruthersville's Tigers will bring down the curtain on their basketball season when they play host to the A anri B teams of Cardwell at the Armory here Friday night. First game is set for 7 p.m. Braggadocio's Eagles downed Caruthersville in a twin bill at Braggadocio Tuesday night. The Eagles took the A game by a close 48-46 score after winning the B battle 42-38. The A game was close throughout and Caruthersville held the points and Johnson tallied 11. The boys polished oft their foes, 47-40. Stokes hammered 22 and Walker manufactured 14 points. The junior girls meet Wilson again at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at West Memphis in the district tournament while their big brothers take on Marked Tree at 2 o'clock. Gary Gilson, Dartmouth track sprinter, is , a play-by-play announcer for WDBS, the college radio station, in his spare time. Weiner led Osceola after the first quarter of play, 15-14 but the Seminoles charged away to a 31-27 Intermission lead. But Weiner wouldn't relax. They fought back to win the third quar- tei by four points. • Then the roof crashed In. The Braves whooped it up, burning the nets for 20 points while their opponents could only gather in 8. That was the story. The solid little guard Jack Reeves poured in J3 points, Nelson Hopkins helped with 18 and Big Luk-e Lucas grabbed 15 for himself. Wilson didn't have any trouble with the ; Armorel Tigers as they built UP a 35-26 lead. The Bulldogs came up with a fine last quarter. Bulldog Billy Tranum outscored halftime margin, 22-21. Braggadocio Pos. Caruthersville Bruton. 13 F •.:• Clayton, 1 Coppage, 6 ,. Lack F Green, 1! C .. Patterson, 6 Guerian, 19 G ... Edgerton, 8 Grinstead, 10 .., Q Micble, ( Subs: Braggadocio — Grigory Caruthersville — Cook. dent of the International Olympics Committee today. In an interview, Brundage said Russia is "50 years behind us" in living modes and that "no roads, no cars and no entertainment" formed the nucleus of the Soviet nation's superb conditioning program. "Speaking as a fromer athlete, I'd say confinement in a camp would soon make me sick of my specialty," said Brundage, . who competed in the 1912 Olympic games and won the U. S. all- round track title three times, in 1914, 1916 and 1918. As he has done often before, Brundage credited recent Russian athletic success, including domination of the 1956 winter games, to a special value placed on the athletic hero in that country. "Fifty years ago—good lord, was it that long ago—when I was competing in .track," said Brundage, "every neighborhood in Chicago had an athletic club. Now they're worrying about teen-age gangs everywhere. "There were track meets at ev- trjr park and outlying picnic ground every Saturday and Sun-. day By bike or streetcar, I'd tra- minded boy in those days. We kept in shape during the week by walking—not riding—to school, to tile store, to wherever we had to go. "That's the way it is in Russia now. A good athlete doesn't get trained, he trains himself."' AS A CLINCHER in his argument, Brundage produced a letter from a mother in Kansas, who complained that intramural sports have pushed aside competitive sports and made youngsters in her county mainly docile athletic spectators. "Where once we had cometitive athletics for junior and senior high school boys," the woman wrote, "they now are thrown back on movies, TV and dancing." Brundage said Russians answer criticism of their so-called training camps with the rebuttal that United states collegiate athletes are In similar training for .football, basketball and other sports. The Olympic boss declined comment on the AAU's life suspension of star mller Wes Santee, other than to say the IOC's only concern with Olympic atheletes is that they be certified by their national commit- BEER PAYS '7,281,582 TAXES In Arkansas Beer retailers and wholesalers are small businessmen in Arkansas. Yet they collectively represent a $104,404,876 state industry. And they pay $7,tSl,58i in taxei annually. They pay cheerfully the taxes and license fees which so to support^ state and local government. For more than 20 years the legal beer industry In Arkansa* hai paid millions in taxe* to our state. This legal business is contributing to Arkansas' growing prosperity. AMKAMAAI »IVI*IOM INITII STATIS IIIWEIS FOUNDATION INC. 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The lineup for tonight: Earle vs. Monette at 6:15. Valley View vs. Tyronza, 7:40. Wilson vs. Delaplaihe, at 9. Wilson Pos. Armore Peepers, 18 F . Patterson, 26 Sugg, 13 F .. Williams, 12 Bill Tranum, 4 . C ... Elliott, •„ Bob Tranum, 4 . G .. S'evsnson, 1 Cissell, 2 G .., Garrison, L Subs: Wilson — Carpenter, J Cissell, 4. Beall, 2. Armorel — Certson, 2, Lilly, 2. Osceola Pos. Wells, 8 F . Gentry F . Lucas, 15 ...... C . Tech's First Grid Series in 1961 If Admitted DALLAS (AP) - H Texas Tech is voted into the Southwest Conference in May, as kEuKcafed, it won't be able to Olay a round-robin football schedule before 1961. It will be 1958 before it can play a majority of the members. A survey snowed today that Texas Christian can't put Tech permanently on its schedule before 1958 Texas and Rice before 1960 and Southern Methodist before 1961. Arkansas can schedule the Red Raiders next year. Baylor and Texas ASM already have Tech on their schedules . That the big west Texas college is to become a member of the conference appeared a foregone conclusion this week when Southern Methodist announced it was changing its vote and would be for Texas Tech in the future. Tech needed only one vote at the last meeting of the conference. SMU also indicated it would be ready to consider further expansion.' Dr. .Willis Tate, president of Southern Methodist, said his schoo had opposed enlarging the confer ence because of schedule problems but that since it was apparent that most -people favorec Tech becoming a member, SMt had decided it wanted go along with public sentiment. Balance Schedule "With seven members as no\\ constituted, It meant each school could play three conference games at home and three away." Dr. Tate With eight, it wll i even number o ie played it home inviting Weincr pointed out. mean that an games can not and away." Thus, SMU may favor another school into the conference, so the schedule can be balanced. The SMU president also adv vanced the Wen of the conference being large enough that it could have two divisions, with the .champions of each clashing in the Col torn Bowl. University of Houston has an ap plication lor mempevship on file Oklahoma Inquired Heavyweights Have Bright New Face SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The heavyweight boxing ranks boasted a bright new prospect today in young Eddie Machen, who handles his fists and his feet with the speed of a middleweight. The 22-year-old "Redding, Calif., Negro made an impressive national television debut last night, completely befuddling Cuban Julio Mederos in earning an unanimous 10- round decision before a near-capacity crowd at the grand opening of San Francisco Garden. The gross gate was $5,757. As impressed as anyone with the showing of the youngster, who racked up his 12th victory without a loss, was Truman Gibson, executive secretary of the International Boxing Club. "He looks ready for tagger game, commented Gibson to Sid Flaherty, Machen's manager. "He showed a lot more than I expected .from a kid with that little experience." Machen vs. Valdes Gibson and Flaherty expected to confer on a bout between Machen and Nino Valdes. world's third- ranking heavyweight, currently recovering from a nasal operation. Valdes had been scheduled to face Machen last night, but canceled out because of the nose injury. Machen, amazingly fast for hia 193 pounds, kept B sharp left jab in Mederos' face all night, throwing the Cuban off balance. The young Californian's footwork and bobbing and weaving defense made Mederos miss consistently with » roundhouse right. Rfch « dso ".' 8 'fnto th the t p n os e sibility of joinng the conference two years ago but has Hopkins, 18 .... G . Reeves, 23 G . Subs: Osceoia — D.v Wright, 11' Hughes, 22 Hochin. 11 ... Weld, 9 e, ,1, Reefe, 2, Mann. Weiner — Norsworthy, 2, Cooper. Shipp. sad nothing further about it. 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