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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 27, 1956
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BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER MONDAY, FEBRUARY IT, rnvitj i^ivi**.* Chicks Rock Tigers in 6th Place # * » * " Lace Little Rock, 67-59; Face Titlists in Tourney After pouring .very drop of into the 67-59 upset win over Aiier uuuuiis vv.' —r -- -cs-,^ r«m Sahvrrlav nieht, the Blytheville High ond-place Little Rock Tigers at HsleyFwld l,> m S atarflayn ign y ^ ( ^^SS^^l^^^^^^^^ 6 ^ ln the Blg EigM tOUrna ' ment Wednesday night. ^ '^^ Saturday nig hti the Chicks proved they could do just about anything the confernece might ask of them. The game low.— 1 r\ ered the curtain on the regular I ft A K O- schedule of the loop and the win III" IV V? gave the Chicks solitary confinement in sixth place. . .Coachjiromy FisherVTribe won CLEARING OUR DESK, the AP wire, the NBA dispatches . .. reading our mail . . . Sewly-designed, bolder uniforms ItUtude of the 1956 Cardinals." Well, we hope so, too ... Crosley Held to Installing »fr- eondltionlnr in its dugouts and in the prtM box. Designed, P«™P«. to k«p the boos from the Bea- len' e«s? When Arkansas A & M trimmed Tech Friday night to set up head- duarters as the new AIO kmg, BONNIE KENNETT (former Leachville lion) poured in 14 points but it Ju»t wasn't enough. Little broth- n TOMMY was having better luck with bi« 1« points. His Leachville Oubt club clubbed Hope for the etnte Ola* A Junior championship. Th» fo«r springtime sports »t Bnlwrmtty ot Art*ns»s . . . b»»- b»U tnek, lolf »nd tcmui . • • wlH compete In * 6S-event sched- Porker PBESTON CARPENTER by trie way, (he's from West Mem- phi«) «nd hi« wife were the proud iarenU of l baby boy Tuesday, Feo 31 Named PRESTON SCOTT, he weighed «ven pounds, six ounces All Merophta Chick baseball r.m«, »t home . . . on the road . . . wi\l be broadcast "live" over radio sUtton WMC this year. To b« sponsored br two Memphis tlrnu ... JERRY WIMPS, who is getting a find the No. 6 spot too uncomfortable either, when they glance back and realize they stumbled through a losing spell of six straight that lasted from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10, and lost three out of five before that. They wrapped »P 1°°P activity by winning three out of four, beginning with a smashing 89-60 victory over fifth-place El Dorado. They finished with a 9-5 mark, and stand at 11-9 overall. Thanks to the Chicks, and thanks El Dorado (whom they defeated -63 Saturday), Pine Bluff moved j to finish in a second-place tie ith Little Rock. ALL SEWN Blytheville athletes ho graduate this year took part in e Tiger-triumph. They played heir last game before hometowr ns under the banner of the local gh school, and played magnifl- ently. Seniors Glen Ray Thomas and lobert White didn't see too much ction but they spelled some of the tarters just when replacements ere needed most—when the front ne began to skate dangerouslj ear the thin ice of five persona ouls. And cently. lor the AU-Star berth in the Amer lean Assn. last year. Lumpe recelv «d nine, Luis eight. Luis is pranc Ing for the White Sox in Tamp (Fls,., ot course) . . . Booted hi first grounder in camp the firs day ... Group of Philadelphia™ I*" 1 to erect » memorial statue of Connie Mack—showing the base- bill pioneer In a familiar pose— wivinr E storecard in front of > dugout. It would be located in Bayburn Park opposite the sta dium bearing hii name, then late: moved to » city stadium now un der construction . . . CHARLES EMERY ZICKE FOOSE, 6-3 230-pound end fro Kansas State signed with the C grid Cards. He was their 26th dra choice. He plays end and linebac' er . . . home's in Wichita . . . Doctors have O-K.'d the arm Redbird FRANK SMITH ... I throwing much harder than at tt end of last season," he said, "and • far I've felt no pain." Cards w be needing all the wing-power th can get . . . But here's bad news for Card PAUL MINNER reported to Ch cago Cub spring base in Me (Ariz., of course) last week in ti condition . . . He's licked the Car 11 out of last 12 tries they relieved nrngni- a bow for the win also. If nothing else (and certainly he contributed much more) he was abl« to spark his players to » peak, tempo and keep them there. He was up and down off ths bench like a nervous old maid wait- ng for her first gentleman caller, and he fired Coach Hank Prince's owel to the floor oftener than the )ld master himself ordinarly does during one of his B team's tough scrapes. * • * THE CHICKS came up with a nice shooting percentage of a little setter than 35 per cent, hitting 16 on 45 attempts. Little Rock averaged 31 per cent. Both teams played a hard game. The foul whistle in the first quarter alone blew 17 times. 10 being charged to the Tigers. Remarkably, the Chicks cashed in on 15 out of 16 in the first frame and 35 on 50 tries for the entire encounter. The Tigers were 25 for 36 at the free line. As » result, the first half of the game, sixteen minutes actual playing time, required 45 minutes to play. • The Chicks dribbled to an early lead, Abbott hitting two free throws before the game was more than 12 seconds old. * • * BUT BOBBY JONES caused the most damage to Little Rock in the first period as he tallied eight times, while Jimmy Bratcher collected HEAR THE WHISTLE? — Blytheville Chickasaw Fred Hodges bites the hardwood here in first half action at Haley Field Gym Saturday night. The culprit is Jerry Smith of Little Rock. A total of 33 fouls were called in the first half. Blytheville won the game, 61-59, to finish in sixth place in the Big Eignt conference. Harry Vines (56) and Mars-in Venable (55) are the Little Hock players. Blytheville's Jimmy Bratcher in background (50) nit eight of nine free nips. (Courier News Photo) tomy and hope was almost given up for him. UcillilJ. There was an encouraging short ge of seats at the gym Saturday Iso. And to a man (except for th ontingent from Little Rock tha ccupied about five or six pews hey poured from the house tellin ne another it was the best team he Chicks played all year. In the heat of battle and the warmth of glory It was easy to believe that but unfortunately it wasn't the truth. But what the Chicks lacked in passing dexterity and marksmanship, they made up for with » heart that was bigger than one of Sabu's elephants. But although they did play finer ames during the season, this was heir greatest victory. No doubt bout that. No doubt about that at all. * • • WHEN THE FIRST whistle of battle told them to go, they began hustle and fire and when the .u.n about an hour and a half ater told them to halt, they were still going at top speed. Only one participant might have slowed down a bit and that was Charles Abbott. And if he did, it was negligible. The rugged competitor was suffering from shin splints and it was doubtful until game time that he would be in the starting lineup. But start he did. Good thing, too. He led his teammates in the defensive rebounding department with eight. An underdog to a 15-round championship boxing bout never fought so hard. Coach Fisher will have to take w.i.ic "........, -— «p j or nim. seven of his 10 points here also. ^ coach sat up ntght and day Jones hit 15 points in the game, hosp with his boy. After banging away on 9 out of 10 free Saturdav nlght it see ms the big throws. toy ha5 f uu y recovered. He's thin Freddy Akers was high-pointer for ' ^ a] , wire the night although he fired eight dumped in 16 points more times from the field than ^ Jones. Freddy's total was 16. " ... Fred Hodges playedjmother alert TH£ TIGERS came bac |t str0 ng I ca game, cashed in for 13 points, took ]ast d h) . off six defensive rebounds and four on the offensive side. with a 25-16 first quarter lead. Little Rock chiseled the bulge to a mere five points when they headed for the locker rooms at the half. Scoreboard showed: 36-31. ' Before the Bengals began to shave the Chickasaws they trailed by as many as 13 points. TIGER WIGGINS fouled out early to the second half. He started the game and became a bit overanxious in his close-pressing guarding. Both he and a reserve, Venable, suffered, broken ankles at the start ol the season. how- o.v.., 'than'ks'largeiy to another big .reserve Territer who scored on two quick buckets and two free throws several minutes later. Then a boy namel Curry came off the bench, stole a Blytheville pass and raced away the length of the floor to cut the hometown lead to just two points with two minutes remaining. But Jones, Hodges, Akers an Billy Daniels rang the victory be' witl) two points apiece. Chicks who were playing their last home game are: Glen Ray Thomas, Charles Abbott, Bob White, Jimmy Bratcher, Freddy Akers, Bobby Jones and Fred Hodges. ' Billy Daniels, David Holt an Tommy Slayton are slated to re turn for another season. Blythevlile Abbott, 4 Bratcher, 10 Hodges, 13 Akers, 16 Jones, 15 ros. F F C G G . Little Roi Smith, ' Day, Vines, Whitley, iWggins, Da Wliit Substitutions: Blytheville iels, 6, Holt, 3, Thomas, Slayton. Little Rock — Venable, Territer, 6, Curry, 2, HusselL After Mustangs Lick Porkers, Little Business Left in SWC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Little Business is left to transact in the Southwest Conference race which, for all vital purposes, ran its course Saturday night when Southern Methodist won its second cnam- Harrison Girls Win District WEST MEMPHIS — The Harri- i son High junior girls won the dis- ,tu ^ ui ".= O v» m ... | trict tournament here over the As a consequence, Coach Law- • weekend as they clipped Hosenwall ^. ., ,— i.-— .-^..wni™ 0 | Qsceola in the final, 16-14. The girls finished their season with a 6-C mark, and stand at 35-0 over a three-year span. Also in the meet they defeated Wilson, 28-12, Carver of Luxora, 19-10, and Dunbar of Earle, 16-2. In the senior boys division, Marion took the title by trimming West Memphis, 52-48. Harrison won their first game from Carver of Marked Tree, 65-31, then fell in the quarter-finals to Jonesboro, 59-58. They finished with a 15-8 slate. Harrison's senior girls completec their play at 21-0. The junior boys rence Mobley has been shuffling members of his team back and forth from the B team. Marshall Day, a starter Saturday night, is a fugitive from the B's. He only scored six times but played a good game. After the game, Mobley remarked: "You know, we're lucky to be where we are in these standings." His center Harry Vines, a big, tough rebounder who hammered In 14 points, was also confined to a sick bed, but that was at the end of last season. He failed to recover from a simple appendec- Cards Will Hold Ten Rookies ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. W) — About 10 players probably will be held over when the St. Louis Cardinals rookie camp ends Wednesday, General Manager Frank Lane- says. "I'm fairly, sure that Jackie Brandt and Mel Nelson will be among them," field manager Fred Hutchinson said yesterday. Six pitchers,, two catchers and one or two others are expected to remain. The N final decision will be made at a meeting tonight. Brandt, a Rochester outfielder last year, is being groomed as a shortstop. Nelson, from Fresno In] the Class C California League,' needs work in batting but has a strong arm. weer also undefeated. They 2-0. pionship in a row. The versatile Methodist stormed from behind to beat Arkansas 8072. win their eleventh straight conference game and run their season record to 21-2. They now look toward Houston for their final game OUL ui ja».. ^ ui« ... ' Tuesday with Rice when the Mus- GIL SHEA, just back from Aus-j Ungs will try to finish the race un- week opens with Rice m't be easy." he said. such a forlorn hope as , oach DeWITT WEAVER of Texas Tech says his "main goal" at the school is getting it into the SWC even if it means he'd lose his job. "If it meant losing every game and getting fired .after the first season, I'd still like to see Tech In the Southwest Conference." Arkansas and Rice are still • sahist admitting them. SMTJ announced last week It would support Tech's admission. Texas Christian play at Fayette- viile Tuesday night while Texas A&M and Texas meet at Austin. Arkansas still will have two in- tevsectional games on the schedule before Winding up the season. The Rizorbacks play Tulsa at TUlsa Thursday night and St. Louis at Friyetteville, next Monday night. Southern Methodist waits for the Border Conference to decide a champion among texas Western, A team will meet Southern Methodist at Wichita, Kans., March 13 and the winner there will go to the NCAA regional tournament at Lawrence. Kans., March 16, playing the Missouri Valley cr.ampion in the first round. itef/ar by Accident DURHAM, N. C. — (NEA) — Dave Smie, Duke's sprint star came to the school as a basebal ilayer. He got started in track when he asked for tutoring to aid his' base running. The standings: Conference W L Pet. Pts. OP 11 0 1.000 901 723 8 3 .727 863 788 8 3 .727 777 715 4 7 .364 843 872 3 8 .273 786 916 3 9 .250 855 916 2 9 .182 738 843 SMU Rice Arkansas .. Texas Texas A&M Baylor TOD SMU Rice Arkansas Texas Texas A&M Baylor AH Games W L Pel. Pts. OP . 21 2 .913 1798 1491 cimmpiun umuiig At,\aa IT *.>;»<* *»i *-.—.,--New Mexico A&M and Texas Tech. TCU * 19 4 10 11 11 12 6 17 6 17 .826 1909 1598 .476 1420 1377 .478 1748 1777 261 1565 1814 .261 1507 1608 .174 1451 1623 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 27 8:15 p.m. Adult! SOe — Children 15e 6 MAN TAG MATCH 90 Mlnutt Time Limit — test 2 Out Of 3 Falls RED ROBERTS, HERB LARSON and EDDIE MALONI CHIC GARIBALDI, JOE WELCH and LUKE FIELDS 30 Minute Time Limit 3 J-FAU MATCHES Garibaldi v>. Malont Roberts v*. Fieldt Larion rs. Welch show •^^^» • I II !•••*-•• I III^JMIKMMHiMli College Cage Pic ogged as Last till Week Starts • By ED WTLKS The A»ocl*t«d PreM A broken wrist, a defen- we paradox, an old-fashioned tiellacking and an upset have urned college basketball top- y-turvy as it enters its last ull week in the regular sea on. The broken ->rist, suffered bs North Carolina State's Bon Shav 1C, unfrocked state as favorite to win its third straight Atlantic Coast title. The conference cham ionship now is up for grab mong State, North Carolina, Wak Forest and Duke in the three-day ournament opening Thursday with the winner going to the NCAA. The defensive paradox turned th Big Ten race into a tortoise-an laire drama. Iowa finally caugh Illinois just before their showdow at Ipwa City Saturday. The mini vho had held Ohio State's Robin Freeman to 12 points while run nlng up 16 straight victories, fe nto a tie with Iowa (10-1) whe hey couldn't even hold Freema o 39. Kentucky Shellacked Robin scored 43 and Ohio Stat won by three, 81-84. The shellacking was applied b Alabama and capped the revo against Kentucky's 11-year reig in the Southeastern Conferenc Alabama' mauled the Wildcats 10 77. With three' games remaining it can clinch at least a share c. its first title since 1934 by beatin Tennessee tonight. Kentucky, as runner-up, is th likely SEC entry in the NCA/ however, since Bama's first fi' are four-year men and are ine gible. ' Wichita perpetrated the upse smacking Houston 82-72 and tossil a lifeline to St. Louis in the Mf souri Valley Conference. Houst could have clinched an undlspute title with a victory, but now ma have to settle for a share if S Louis can beat a jinx and Okl homa A&M Saturday. N.C. State lost Shavlik, a dandy 6-8 rebounder and holder of the Wolfpack's three-year scoring record with 1,718 points, in Saturday's 80-78 overtime victory against Wake Forest. First Place Tie State finished the regular season in a first-place tie with North Carolina while Wake tied Duke for third. The Pacific Coast. Big Seven, Leachville Has State Class A Jr. Crown; Dyess Loses B Title LEACHVILLE — The Cubs of Leachville won the State The all-stars named were forwards Earl Towell and Calvin Towell, «id guard Tommy Kennett. This trio paced the Leachville uniors to Saturday night's cham- >ionship final with 15, -H and 18 mints respectively. Hope jumped out in the lead first but Tommy Kennett came back w;ce to knot the score at 2-> and 4-4, and from there the Cubs Just .urned -on pressure and hopped away for the win. II was a well-played contest, the best of the meet. But there was no doubt about the outcome. The smooth-clicking Cubs .of Coach Doy P&nnell would make any mentor iroud, including those from some senior highs. . Leachville hit 20 field goals, and bagged 10 out of 16 at the charity counter. Hope tallied 13 times from tne field but only connected on six out of 21 free pitches. The tall Hope team trailed intermission, 23-15. . Other athletes earned to the all- tourney squad are: David Watkins and John Grades of Hope, Jonesboro, Joe Treat, Marshall, and Jim Ross, Crossett. Honorable mention: Calvin Barbarbee. niackover, Bill Hairr, Hope, BW Hall and Jack Bradford, Marshall, eachvllle E. Towell, 15 C. Towell, 13 Ward, 2 .... Kennett, 16 . Byrd, 2 Southern, Skyline and Border conference races also will be decided this week.' IICLA (12-0) can get at worst share ai the FCC by splitting a Tti day-Saturday pair with California (10-2) A sweep would win it ol for the Bruins. And Kansas State (8-2) can guarantee a tie by beating Missouri Saturday, or take the Big Seven outright should Colora do (5-3) lose either to Iowa Stat tonight or Kansas Friday. The Southern opens its three-daj title tourney Thursday. Utah, after beating Brighan Young and Utah State last week end, need beat either Colorad A&M Thursday or Wyoming Satur day for a second straight Skylin crown. In the Border, it's Texas Wesl ern (7-3), New Mexico A&M (6-3 or Texas Tech (6-4). Tech host Western tonight and the Aggie. Wednesday . The winner will meet Southern Methodist in the NCAA playoff SMU won its second straight Soutl .west crown by beating runner-u Arkansas Saturday. Lmmy uianc, tir Pos. Hope F .. Hater, 1 F .... Hatfielf, 1 C Foster, 5 G .... Watkins, 16 G Grades, 2 Sub's: Leachville — Ray, 2. Hope — Brown, 1, Stone, Fornby. • * * ' HARRISBURG — Coach Tom Park's Dyess juniors were de- hroned here Saturday night. Billy )urlison poured to 23 points for the late Class B junior title defenders till the slick Yellville quintet came mt. ahead, 58-51. Howard Saylors, with 21 and Joe Hurst, with 16,. both guards, led Yellville's attack. : Dyess trailed at the half, 31-28. Four of the players in the title match were named to the all-tourney first team. They are Burlison and Wendle Ingle of Dyess, . and Hurst and Saylors of Yellville. Bruce McCombs of Scranton also finished in the select circle. All-tourney second-team: Wayne Taff of Dyess, Bobby Dixon of Bismarck, Charles Miller of Parkin, Tommy Avery, Yellville, Claiborne Sletcher, Grady, and Darrell Crabtree, of Cord-Charlotte. Dvess Yellville Burhson, 23 .' Morgan, 1 Dozier, 6 Adams, 10 Ingle, 6 Avery, 10 Taff 12 Hurst, 16 McVay, 1 Saylors, 21 B-srris 2 Cavaness Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCMTED PRESS Eastern Division Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia 40 21 .656 Boston 34 27. Syracuse 30 31 New York 29 33 Western Division Fort Wayne 32_ 29 St. Louis 27 33 Minneapolis 26 34 Rochester 27 31 .551 .492 .468 .525 .450 .433 .422 FARM Pony Winners Lose HIALEAH, Pla. (fl— Racing fans at Hialeah Park in 1955 failed to cash $4,195 worth of winning mut- uel tickets. The longest UCLA run for a touchdown last season was the 59- yard run made by Chuck Hollaway in the Washington State game. Engineering and Horse Races A wondrous and complex •nginecring masterpiece called the Tololisalor is used al Oaklawn Jockey Club la determine the odds and payoff on each hor» race. Each Tolalisator unit it serviced by a Iramed crew ot etec- fricians and mechanics under an engineer. The Totalisalor equipment consists of Ihree general groups — ticket issuing machines, indicators and adding machines.. The heart of the system is the addins machine. By means of th. cables and impulses from the ticket mocMrtt th«M adding machines receive, sorl and regill«r th« wogers coming in constantly. , ^ From the adding machines anolhtr set of cables leads to the Indicator Board in front of th« stands. On this Board the amount of She wagers in each pool it shown in electric numerals and thus the totals in ihe adding machines ore automatically and constantly transmitted to the indicators for the public to see. Calculators compute payoff prices for their respective pool and the odds are shown on the Board. The Totalisator is just one of Ihe features of Oaklawn Jocney duo «i Hot Springs, designed to proUK* rocing patront. OAKLAWN Jockey Club HOT SPRINGS, ARK. JOHN G. CEUA, Pr«idin» i. SWEENEY GRANT; c«. M*. ANNUAL SPRING MEETING Mrwry IS* imouoM Mwck 31 rt Sale Starts 10 a.m. I will offer at public auction the below described farm equipment for cash in hand, at my farm 7Yi miles East of Portagevill* on Route T on black top road, on Fri., Mar, 2 TERMS: Cash Two 52 A John Deere Tractors, like new I One 4 row John Deere Planter, works with A " . 4)it.aa Tviint nnnlr un One 48 John Deere Tractor, like new One 47 A John Deere Tractor, A-l shape One four-row Cultivator, like new, rubber gage wheels, quick set foot pieces :e John Deere Breaking Plows on rubber, power-trol, like new Two sets of middle busters, .three bottoms, one set like new One Dunham Culti-mulcher with power- trol teeth, like new One Dunham Culti-mulcher, in good shape One Oliver Culti-mulcher without teeth One steele Round Roller, 7V4 te* 4 One John Deere Stalk Cutter and roller together . One John Deere Killefer Disc power-trol on rubber One Turner. Killefer Disc power-trol on rubber Two John Deere 6 foot Tandem Dise One 4 row 458 IHC Planter, like new . three point hook up in good shape Two four row harrows One four row Link Harrow, like new One 4 row John Deere Rotary Hoe, like new One two-row John Deere Rotary Hoe, like new One .Tohn Deere Cotton Picker and new Tractor, has picked less than 100 bales Two John Deere Trailers, new 10 ton with new beds Five John Deere Cotton Trailers on g^pod rubber One ton Truck, Chevrolet, 46 model Four John Deere power-trol with rubber hose One Chevrolet Cameo Carrier half ton truck, late 55 model, like new One Complete Blacksmith Shop Sweeps, and, lots of other items too numerous to mention HENRY TANNER, Owner Col. Lenxie Beck and Col. Jo« McCord AUCTIONEERS

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