The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 25, 1956 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 25, 1956
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.SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1956 BLYTHEVI1.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE PTVK Chicks Drop Curtain # * * * * * * * * * * * Second-Place Little Rock Here Tonight Saturday night is the toughest night of the week. Well, at least it is this weeV — for the Blytheville High Chickasaws. Seven members of Blytheville 01. the hardwood if he doesn't start. High School's basketball team will piay before the hometown fans tonight at Haley.Field Gym for the last time and It looks as though they'll have to do it the hard way. It seems the snarling, second- place Little Rock Tigers are due In town tonight for the wrap-up game ot the Big Eight Conference and they'll be looking for their tenth -victory of the campaign. The Tigers have won eight of their last nine ball games. DEFEATING Ft. Smith last night, the Bengals handed the .Chicks an opportunity tn taliP "~ Chick Bob Whit* Chic Garibaldi, Red Roberts In Legion Ring A PAIR of wrestling veterans, Eugene (Bed) Roberts of Little Rock and Chic Garibaldi of St. Louis, renew their ring rivalry here Monday night. when they take part in a six-man tag bout at Memorial Audiorlum. Roberts and . Garibaldi will be disputed possession of sixth place. But Little Rock could also turn the tables and jam the local athletes back Into a tie with the Grizzlies. The seven seniors who graduate this semester are: Freddy Akers, Charles Abbott, Fred Hodges, Bobby Jones, Glen Ray Thomas, Robert White and Jimmy Bratcher. Only big Billy Daniels, Tommy SJayton and Dave Holt return next year. It if still & question mark whether or not Charles Abbott, Bb-theville's rugged rebounder, will open In the game. He's suffering from shin splints, and missei drest rehearaala the last two days. He'll leave a Dig hole out there * * •>• Pops Kicked Out of Little Big 8 Meet LITTLE ROCK — After winning their first game here ^yesterday morning in the junior high tournament, the Blytheville Papooses took it on their smooth little chins last night from Little Rock's West Side School, 51-19. The Ramsey High Juniors were victims -of the Paps yesterday morning, 36-33. In that game, the score was knotted after the first quarter, 11-H, brt the Paps edged away to a three-point halftime cushion. The cushion wasn't too soft, however. The Ramsey boys drove closer to trail by only one point going into the final frame. The Paps held on as big Billy Harvison completely dominated LITTLE ROCK bombed Ft. Srnitn last night by a 56-31 final count after a> comfortable 21-11 hblftime jump. Harry Vines and Marshall Day, it was reported, did most of the work in that one, and no doubt this pair won't be purring sweetly for .the Chicks tonight either. Vines is a 6-3 center while Marshall Day is a relative newcomer tc the team. He started the season manufacturing points for the B team but Coach Lawrence Mobley quickly found a nice slot for him nn ""* One of Little Rock's best si as Is versatile Jerry Smith, jumping 6-2 rebounding ace. Wiggins and Larry Whitley will probably get starting assignments at the guard positions. Whitley is a 5-8 playmaker. HOME ATTENDANCE is still amending here but there have been plenty sears available for al 1 Blytheville games this year, ex cept, of course, for the fight with neighboring Leachville. Can the Chlckasaw tame the Tiger? Well, they failed earlier in the season 59-52, but tonight, starting at 8 o'clock, it'll be an entirely new chapter. The final chapter. Don't miss it. It's a chance to be entertained — without squirming through commercials. ' Roberts, the ex-undertaker and lormer southern Junior heavyweight king, will bring along Herb Larson and Eddie Malone as his partners in the bout which Garibaldi calls on Joe Welch and Luke Fields for help. THIS BOUT should be a wild affair. Roberts will be out to settle a pair of old grudges. In addition to his running duel with Garibaldi, he also has a standing argument with Welch who has long been one of his bitterest ring enemies. Garibaldi is rated one'of the top heavyweights in the nation today and considered by some as the most likely successor to world champion Lou Thez, a brother St. Louisan. In addition to the main event, ttiree one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Garabaldi taking on Malone, Kooerts meeting Fields and Welch going against Larson. , We§t g(de inc ov...^vv.o ~. ch John Kold U5 never relinquished the lead. Here's the complete boxscore on last night's fray: t 51-19 Paps .. Harvison, 4 ... Watson, 3 Dorrls, 8 ... Smith, 3 . Rounsavall, 1 Cherry Bruce Boyd .77777'.: Huey Eldridge Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis 116, Syracuse 103 Philadelphia 135, Boston 129 AIC Has New Champion RUSSELLVILLE, Ark, («—When the Arkansas A and M Boll Weevils defeated Arkansas Tech 73-66 here last night, they handed a championship to Troy Biedsoe for his first season as a college basketball couch. A and M's victory clinched the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championship.. Biedsoe came to A and M last year from Jonesboro High School, where coached a Class A state championship team in 1954. SWC Title On Line Tonight The Southwest Conference basketball race plunges down the last mile tonight with the clash of Southern Methodist and Arkansas at Dallas.put- ting the championship on the line. Southern Methodist, unbeaten in 10 conference games, can sew up Its second title in a row by beat- Eg Arkansas. A loss, however, vould leave the decision up to SMU's battle with Rice at Houston Tuesday. Arkansas must win Its last two conference games to get a possible tie for the title. The Razorbacks close the league race Tuesday ninght against Texas Christian at Fayetteville. A jammed crowd will see Southern Methodist seek its twenty- third straight victory at home and also try to clinch the champlon- shi pand make next week's windup play meaningless. Ows Still Hoping The game is the first Southwest Conference tilt to be .carried on a television network. Starting at 8 p. m. CST it will be carried by KFJA-TV, channelll, Fort Worth: KARK-TV, channel 4, Little Rock, Ark., and KFSA-TV channel 22, Fort Smith, Ark. The Rice Owls kept their slim chances for second place in the race by downing the Texas Ag- gies 85-81 last night at College Station: Temple Tucker paced the OWls with 22 points while George Mehaffey with 15 was high man for the Aggies. Texas and Baylor battle in an unimportant game at Waco tonight. Texas A and M and Texas clash at Austin Tuesday. Arkansas is the last to wind up the season. The Razorbacks play Tulsa at Tulsa March 1 and St Louis at Fayetteville March 5. The conference champion will go into the NCAA playoffs. More than 100 Cars at Steele More than 100 cars showed up for the Sttele stock car drag races on the airport landing strip last Sunday afternoon. Racing lasted for more than three hours. There'll be more of the same again this Sunday, and every Sunday . weather permitting,,of course. The Steele entries drove off with all the important wins. Here are the winners as announced by flagman Harold Cobb: Top honors taken by a mysterious red snd white 1955 Buick Cen tury . . . identified by signs on the side of the car which read "King of the Airport — from Steele." Light car: A 1956 Falrlane Ford owned and driven by John Averett of Steele. 1950 models and under: Flagman Harold CobD, driving a i»»-< Fleetline Chevrolet. Caruthersville, Blytheville, Haytl, Steele and many other communities were represented. There were no accidents during any of the runs. Osceola, Wilson. Fall in District Semi-Finals MONETTE — The Mississippi County entries here in the District 3B senior high school basketball tournament were booted by the quintets from Craighead County last night in semi-final games. The Craighead squads will represent the district in the state tournament. Valley View tamed the Wilson Bulldogs, 89-69, and Monette slipped by Osceola's Seminoles, 12-C8. In the first game, Monette took charge with a 31-33 halltime bulge. The Seminoles stayed right with them but couldn't hold on. Richard Lucas played an inspired game in point production. He registered 33. Nelson Hopkins, 11, and Jack Reeves, 10, chipped in to help ' Rocky Bombs John L. With Right Hand Leads By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — One hour after Rocky Castellani battered out a 10 round decision over England's Johnny Sullivan in Madison Square Garden last night they shook hands warmly in Castellani's dressing room. Caruthersville Clips Care/we//, 59-52 C A R O THERSVILLE — Caruthersville's Tigers whipped Cardwell's Indians, 59-52 after a close first half here last night. The Tigers continually got * point margins which were quickly broken by Cardwell throughout most of the first half, In the last two minutes of the opening half, Caruthersville jumped to a bigger lead and stayed there The Tigers were ahead 31-23 at the hall. Bennie Green spearheaded Caruthersville's attack by racking up 17 points. Gerald Clayton scored 14 for the Tigers. Gerry McDonald and Berlon George were high for Cardsvell with 15 each-. Cardwell won the B game 56-44 The tight battle was tied 24-24 at halftime. Harold Gortner and Jerry Thompson scored 13 each for the Tigers. Jeriel Summitt was high for Cardwell with 17. A GAME Caruthersville Pos. "Nice fight, Rocky," said the 23-* year-old Sullivan. '.'You fooled me woth those right hand leads. I'm not used to a guy throwing a right hand without first, seeing a left. '11 have to get used to that." "You gave me a good scare, Johnny," replied Rocky. The right hand leads were the big difference in the 10-rounder. After Sullivan staggered the 12-5 favored Castellani iri the second round, the more experienced, 28- year-old middleweight contender took the play away with his fast rights to the jaw. After the early rounds, Sullivan aimed most of his blows to the body. Referee Barney Felix and Judge Frank Forbes each .scored It 6-3-1 for CasteUani. Judge Bert Grant made it unanimous with a 6-4 vote for Rocky. The AP card had Castellan! ahead, 6-3-1. Sullivan had a two pound weight edge, 161 to 159. Castellani's next bout will be in Cleveland, March 28, against an opponent to be selected. It could be either Bobby Boyd or Milo Savage. Clayton, 14 Green, 17 Patterson, 6 Edgerton, 9 Mitchle, 12 P F C G G Carflwel McDonald, 1! E. Vaughn, i Franks, ' George, 1! B. Vaughn, 10 Subs: Caruthersville — Cook, 1 Gortner. Cardwell—Huffore, 3. Nine of 18 wrestlers on Michigan State's squad are products of Lansing high schools. 29 Points for Big Bill Russell By BEN OLAN The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons needed only t four more victories today to' complete ah unbeaten regular season basketball scheduled and North Carolina's Tarheels were assured of a tie ior first place in the final Atlantic CoasLConfer- ence standings. The top-ranked Dons crushed Santa Clara 80-44. last night for their 47th consecutive triumph. All- America Bill Russell rammed In 29 points, his highest total of the season, San Francisco's . 80 points was Its second highest total of the csmpaign and the 36-point spread the largest In Its 21 victories this I Oregon 95-71 while Oklahoma City, No 18, was triped by Seattle 70-63 in a game between two NCAA "at- large" entries. Win For Utah Duquesne, which will defend Its NIT title in New York next month, walloped Villanova 80-81. In other games, Utah came from behind In the final minutes to beat Brigham Young 82-77 and virtually sew up the Skyline Conference crown. William and "Mary downed .Davidson 77-67 Pens staved off Brown's late rally to win 90-19 in .the Ivy League, and LaSalle routed Scranton 83-51. •San Francisco next plays College of th« Pacific Feb. 28. Then come Pepperdlne, Loyola (Calif.) and St. Mary's (Calif.). The Dons already have beaten each of these year. ACC I* Hot Ninth-ranked North Carolina took a temporary lead In the hot ACC competition by beating Duke 73-65. The Tarheel advantage, however, will Ust only until tonight's North Carolina State-Wake Forest game. Both N. C, State and W»k« For- erft are 10-3 in league action and the winner • will deadWok' 'North •Carolina for first place. Should sixth-rated State come through, It will automatically b.6 topiseeded In trie ACC tournament which gets uni'.erw&y In Raltlgh- ntxt Thursday. UCLA and Oklahoma City w«re Vtf only other ranking 'college tc"ms to sts action l»*t night.' The nrujr,.-! No. 15, moved ' further along the' void to th« Pacific Colt* Conference Utlt by defeating teams handily. Lennie Rosenbluth was the big gun in North Carolina's victory over Uth-ranked Duke. Leading ACC scorer 1 1 ings. Sophomore Joe Tebo, the Ivy League's top scorer, led Brown's second half surge. His 38 points lead for good midway In the sec- OM na "' ' 20 For SI Sihugo Green hit 20 points for Duquesne, and aided by Dave Ricketts and Mickey Winograd, pulled the Dukes Into a 33-31 halftime lead after they had trailed 14-4. It was Duquesne's 12th victory against nine losses. Villanova Is 11-11. William and Mary, by winning, kept In the running for third place In the Southern Conference stand- Centrally Located For Easy Shopping Cotu r\*vu on HI-WAY DRUG . Wt Give Top Value SUmpt ' Prentll Hulder. Re* Phariuciil * Mn Ch»rl«« nrnidnn, nitiet Main at Division Phone 2-2018 College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penn 90, Brown 79 Duquesne 80, Viltenova 61 • LaSalle 82, Scranton 51 Lafaeytte 63, Bucknell.62 North Carolina 13, Duke 55 William <b Mary 77, Davidson Rice 85, Texas A. & M. 61 Seattle 70, Oklahoma City 63 Washington (St. Louis) 72, Drake 66 . North Dakota. State 84, North Dakota 74 Southeastern Okla. 74, Northeastern Okla. 61 Okla. B»pt(st 62, East Centra Okla. 54 Culver-Stockton 80, Tarkio 72 Ottawa (Kan.) 68, Bethany (Kan) 66 Missouri Valley 77, Westminste (Mo.) «7- McPherson 70, Baker 61 warrensburg (Mo.) it, Maryville (Mo.) 47 Friends TO, Bethel (Kan.) 72 San Francisco 80, Santa Clara 44 UCLA 95, Oregon 71 Utah 82, Brigham Young 77 Stanford 81, Washington State 7 Utah State 73, Montana 67 California 74. Washington 62 Denver 80, Wyoming 74 Leachville Meets Hope For Class A Junior Crown LEACHVILL.E — The Leachville Cubs, perhaps the classiest junto: club in the state, meets Hope hen tonight in final game of the Clas A state junior tournament. The game starts at 8 o'clock. The Cubs moved into the fina by clawing Marshall last night 51-44. Marshall was figured to be the team to beat Leachville in the meet, so the Cubs will be favore" ionight. The game last night was splendid exhibition, with Leach ville's great defense grabbing th spotlight Tommy Kennett agal was high man but C. Towell, 13 and B. Towell, 12, were right be hind. Hope tied the game at 4-4 bu never led. At times they rallied t come within 2 and 3 points on se\ eral occasions, and once came a close as a single point away Leachville held the halftime lead 28-24. Observers felt it was the bes game of the tournament. An al tour»ament team will be an nounced after tonight's contest. Leachville Pos. Marsha E Towell, 12 F Waed, C. Towell, 13 .. P .'. Hall, Ward, 7 C ... Bradford, Kennett, 14 .... P Myatt, Byrd, 5 G Treat, Subs: Marshall — Evans, 4. Other state high school tourna ment results: Class A Junior Boys Quarter-finals Newport 39, Drew Central, Mon icello, 36 Semifinals Hopt «, Newport 43 Quarter-finals Emerson 32, Texarkana 23 Ashdown 59, Alma 67 (overtime Class B Senior Girls .Class A Senior Girls Quarter-finals Glendale 49, Bismarck 42 Mountain View 61, Village 54 Semifinals Greenbrier 61, Moro 54 Glendale 69, Mountain View 60 Class B Junior aoys Quarter-finals Grady 26, Parker's Chapel 25 (overtime) Yellvilie 57, DeUght 3« Unless Coach Austin Hanner hedules a game somewhere along le trail, the Seminoles will hang p their sneakers for the season. Same for Coach Bob Courtway's ounty champions. The Bulldogs created Osceola for the county ust a week ago today. But Wilson couldn't handle Valey View here last night. Although illy Tranum, one of the outstand ing participants in the week-long meet hit 34, the • Bulldogs were simply overpowered. They trailed at ihe intermission, 51-22. Only one game here tonight. No consolation playoff. Monette Pos. Omeola McElroy, 10 P Wells, 5 Lang. 14 P Reece, 2 B'singame, 18 C Lucas, 33 -Wallace, 16 G Hopkins 11 Neddies, 4 G Reeves, 10 Subs: Osceola — Gentry, 1, Dye, 6. Monette—Mote, 10. Wilson Pos. Valley View Peepers, 10 P " Clarek, 14 Sugg, 8 P Wright, 16 Bill Tranum, 34 C Griffin, 28 Bob Tranum G • Ryan, 8 Cissell G' Schisler, 10 Subs: Wilson — Cecil, 4. Valley View — McDaniels, 2, Steins, 8, Roach, 1, Emmons, 2, Collins. Brandt to Try kedbird Wmgs at Shortstop By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Several major league ball players have made the big switch from one position to another with good results. Mickey Mantle of the New^York Yankees was shifted from short- top to the outfield Hank Aaron of Milwaukee, who came up as an in- ielder, moved to the outer gardens Gil Hodges of Brooklyn, one of the big leagues' top first basemen, formerly was a catcher. Now the St. Louis Cards are go- gn to experiment with young Jackie' Brandt, a heralded . rookie who is considered almost a certainty to land a job In the majors this, year. Tops in Garden Brandt, the International League's rookie-of-the-year in 1955 with Rochester, is rated a topflight outfielder. Present plans, however, call for the fleet native of Omaha, Neb., to get a crack at winning the Cards' regular short- Etop berth. The experiment started In the St. Louis camp yesterday under the watchful eyes of .Manager Frtddie Hutchinson, Luke Appling and Billy Jurgess. The latter two know Just about all there Is to know about playing shortstop. "What can you lose," said Hutch- Inson. "Branrit can hit, he car throw, he's unusually fast and good shortstops who can hit are scarce. So we're going to give It a whirl." Alex Grammas, who played that position for the Cards last season, batted only .240 with three homer's Marty Marion, the former "Mr Shortstop" of the Cards and cur rent pilot of the Chicago White Sox, doesn't figure to do much experimenting with his charges in spring training. "We're a pretty set team, he said "The outfield is Minnie Min osa. Larry Doby acquired from Cleveland, Jim Rivera and Bob Nieman. Sherm Lollar is the catch er and Nellie Fox will be at second." He added that, except for the Dyess 54, Scranton 48 Semifinals Dyess 51, Grady 24 Yellvilie 45, Bismarck 39 pitching staff, only the first base, hird and shortstop positions remain to be filled. * * .* Unlucky Boyer ST. PETERSBURG, Pla. (#)—Ken ' Boyer, the St. Louis Cardinals' fine S'oung third baseman, was lying on the rubbing table in the clubhouse as Trainer Doc Bowman cleaned out the ugly but not serious spike wound he had just received on the right leg. "Better it happened at this time than during the regular season," he muttered. "Maybe I'll be luckier this year." He pointed to a long sear just above the right knee. "See that," he said, rubbing tha spot gingerly, "that's from the spiking I got In Cincinnati .early last season. That was a real lulu." Hobbled by the injury, Boyer fell' off both at bat and on the field. By mid-season, he was hitting barely over .200. Comes Back But Boyer righted himself -after the all-star game to bat well over .300 and finish with; a .264 batting average. It was the first time he'd been below .300 since he turned professional in 1949. While his, batting average was low, he showed good power with 27 doubles and 18 home runs M well as 62 runs batted in. He was third in the league with 22 stolen bases and second among third basemen with a .952 fielding percentage. "I'm confident I'll do better this year," he said earnestly. "I've heard all about the sophomore jinx that year's experience and I know the pitchers better. I realize the pitchers must know a little more about me, too, but as long a« I think I wiU have the advantage, I've got the psychological edge. I know I'm not going to make as many mistakes as I did last year." Read Courier News Classilled Ads. wound up with 32 points. BIG 8 RESULTS Pine Bluff 78, Texarkana 60 Little Rock 56, Ft. Smith 31 FLASH CAMERAS MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. 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