TUX8DAT, nmtVART 96, NW (ARK.) COCTWm MZW» 12th Week for Dons CH1CKASAW 'B TEAM — The Blytheville senior high school B team finished its 1955-56 season with a 9-3 record. Shown here with their coach Randell "Hank" Prince, they are (seated, left to right) Jack Renfro, Bill Wyatt, Charles Coalter, —y Danny Bratcher, Jerry Williford, (standing) Jimmy Young, Ed Moore, Jim Scott, Marvin McMahan and Coach Prince Team manager is Russell Moore. (Courier News Photo) Bama Draws 18 Ist-Place Votes in AP Weekly Poll By HUGH FULLERTON The Associated Press With the college basketball season nearing the tournament. stage, the leading teams won't hold still long enough to be counted by the pollsters - all except San Francisco and Illinois, that is. San Francisco iDons, on top of the rankings every week this season, held their place enged today in the 12th , Associated Press poll. , Illinois, in spite of a 3-point de ; feat by Ohio State clung to the No. 2 spot. Not one oJ the other top 10 maintained the same place it held a week ago. Of 115 writers and broadcasters casting ballots, 66 put the Dons in first place; 22 voted them second and 11 third. One independent thinker named San Francisco for 10th place, and two omitted the Dons entirely. On the usual scoring basis of 10 Bragg City's Howren Fires 31 in M Meet Porfageville, Bragg City and Holcomb night of the Class "M" regional tour- van who made 13. Bragg City's Indians BRAGG CITY won games in the first, night nament here Monday night. Portageville's Bulldogs took the opener from Hornersville's Hornets, 58-44. The Bulldogs had a 33-30 halftime lead. Portageville's high point men were Goodman wilh 16 and Moody with 15. High for Hornersville were Vance, who meshed 15 and Sulli- _ topped Steeled Bulldogs 72-51. The Indians had a 29-18 margin at the half Howren racked up 31 for top- seeded Bragg City and Sales scored 20 for the Indians. Steele's high scorers were Spence with 16 and Waller with 12. Deerinp Downed Holcomb downed Deering 71-43. Holcomb was ahead, 33-28, midway irough the game. Holcomb's at- ack was led by Hall with 14 and Williams with 12. Lance hooped 21 to be high for Deering. Eiggs and Caflis made x each for Deering. Play resumes at 6 tonight with Hayti meeting Senath. Braggado- io faces Cooler at 7:30. Gideon lashes Cardwell at 9. PAPO'OSE B TEAM — These eighth grade boys — at least some of them - will see action during the next basketball season as Blytheville- Junior High Papooses. They are (front row left to right) Billy Jones, Billy Nelson^ Larry Anderson, Joe Wicker and Frank Alford, (back row) Johnny O'Bannon, Mike Dash, Charles Cohb, Freddy White and Dwayne Merritt. (Courier News Photo) Ma/or League Transplanting Over-for Time Being: Frick PHOENIX, Ariz Un — Cities that want big league basebnll are going to have to come to the majors. Commissioner Ford Prick believes, because "the majors aren't going to come to them." The occasional rumors about big league teams hunting for new hnmes because of financial trouble? are "silly," the commissioner said. 'There are 16 sound organizations in the majors now. None is financially weak," he said. If cities think they're ready for major league status, he advised, "it's up to those cities to go after the franchises." Frick, here on a visit that will take him to four major league spring training camps in Arizona, Know This Man? SFC William Tomlinson In April, IMS Me tamlluwn joined the National Guard. Hi hai advanced t* Sn»pVy Sergtant, BUI ii Assistant Caihler and Teller in the Drive-in window at The First Nation.! Bunk here In Blytheville. H you are a veteran or a yount man a«* H - Uli'ihM W«MV l«* in a proud outfit by comloi by Company "M"'i j-mory at SM South Second Street and joining Uie National Ouard. PHONE 8-6778 noted that there have been several major league franchise shifts in the post few years. But he said thinks the moving Is over, at least for the time being. If new cities are to get into the majors, he said, it probably will be tmough the creation of new franchises. When this will occur he doesn't know, and he doesn't want to guess. General Sain Houston knew the glories of Old Crow! HOW IN A MILDER, LOWER- PRICED 86 PROOF BOTTLING! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Old CTOK 100 Proof Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight BonrixM Whisluy aaiitabtt a usual OLD CROW THE 010 CROW (DISTIUERY COMPANY, DIVISION Of NATIOHAl BISTIUERS PRODUCT! CORPORATION. FRANKfORt, KK. Try a Texaco Service Station SM or Call Us For a Texaco National Crtcfit Card LET US POWER YOUR FARM Wo deliver anywhere in Mlmlmlppl Coinlf BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" B!y!h«Tlllt Phoiwi 8-.13M Jolntr Phon* M« are on tap lor tomorrow night. Following, Portageville will be pitted against Bragg City in the first quarter final game. Royo/s Sell Lefty to A's MONTREAL, Feb. 28 (ff) — The Montreal Royals of the International League today announced the sale of lefthander Tom Lasorda to the Kansas City Athletics of the American League on a conditional basis. The sale will depond on whether Lasorda makes good in spring training with the Athletics. If he doesn't, he will be sent back to Montreal. Fights Lost Night San Diego, Calif. — Archie Moore, 196, San Diego, stopped Bob Dunlap, 200, Oakland, 1 (non-title) Bangor, Me. — Vince Martinez 150%, Paterson, N. J., stopped Pa olo Melis, 150, Montreal, 4. New York — Miguel Berrios, 127!/2, Puerto Rico, outpointed Bobby Bell, 128, Youngstown, Ohio 10 points for each first-place vote, 9 to.- second, etc., the Dons piled up 1,018 of a possible 1,150 points. Illinois, drawing only five first-place votes but scoring heavily in the 2-3-4 positions, received 746 points. Dayton moved from fourth to third place with 68s points Most of the others who 'had been r.ear the top were bumped off last Week. Louisville-skidded from third place to sixth after dropping decision to Eastern Kentucky; Vanderbilt went from fifth to seventh following a loss to Kentucky; and Kentucky and Temple dropped clear out of the first 10. Alabama, which belted Kentucky's Wildcats 101-77 to hold sway as the only team unbeaten in Southeastern Conference com- putition, moved up'from seventh to fourth; North Carolina State, heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with a 21-3 season lecord. advanced from sixth to fitth, and North Carolina went from nirf- to eighth. Southern Methodist, the Southwest Conference champion, and Iowa, tied for the bit Ten lead, took over the ninth and tenth spots. The leaders, with nrst-place votes in parentheses: A survey by The Associated Press today showed five major league teams with all hired hands n line. The only team faced with a serious problem, in fact, is .the American League champion Neo; York Yankees. They still must bring into the fcld pitchers Whitey Ford, Bob Grim, Tom Morgan and Jim Konstanty; all-around flychaser Irv Noren: and Intlelder. Billy Martin. 1. San Francisco (66) ... 2. Illinois (5) 3. Dayton (6) 4. Alabama (18) 5. N.C. State (1) 6. Louisville (7) 7. Vanderbilt (3) 8. North Carolina (1) 9. Southern Methodist (2) 10. Iowa (3) The second .'0: 11. Duke 12. Kentucky 13. UCLA (1) 14. Temple 15. Holy Cross 16. Oklahoma City .'. n. Kansas State 18. Houston 20. Wake Forest 1.018 . 746 . 684 . 659 . 682 . 599 . 30< 27' 267 . 23; . 16(1 . 133 . 128 . 66 . 5' . 5' . 45 . 4 . 35 Holdout Season May End in Majors Before It Even Gets Started By ED CORRIGAN Th« Associated Prem The annual holdout season, which gets under way simultaneously with spring training Thursday, could end even before it begins. Ford, ace of the staff, wants $30,000 He has been offered $25,000, an increase of $5,000 over his salary of last year. A compromise probably will be reached. Grim and Konstanty are particularly bitter. Each has been asked to take a cut. Grim said in St. Petersburg that he had given Bill De Witt, who negotiates the Yank contracts. . "hello" and nothing more. "Facts and logic cut no ice with that guy," complained Konstanty. "I'm through making appointments. When and if they need a reliever, they know where they can reach me." Kansas City and Chicago of the American League and New York, St. Loui? and Cincinnati of the National League all report their play ers 100 per cent signed. Trie Milwaukee Braves still have not brought Bay ' Crone, George Crowed Jack Dittmer, "Wes Coving ton, Andy Fafko and Humberto Hobinson into line. The only problems, however, seem to be Crone $3,000 to $5,000 each. The world champion Brooklyn Dodgers have signed all except second baseman Chico Fernandez, who may not even stick. The Chicago Cubs still need to sign only pitcher John Andres, who wants more money, and the Pittsburgh Pirates lave only two unsigned, outfielder Roberto Clemente and pitcher Red Hunger. First baseman Dave Phnley and and Dittmer. Numerically. the Philadelphia have five players yet to sign—pitch ers Bob Miller, Curt Simmons and Ron Mrozinskl, shortstop Roj Smalley and catcher Gus Naharios But a club spokesman said, "No problems are expected." The Cleveland Indians, already figuring ways and means of catch ing the Yanks, have two discon tented hirelings on hand. Genera Manager Hank Greenberg is trying to cut outfielder Gene Woodling anc second basemai Bobby Avila, by outfielder Chuck Diering are giving the Baltimore Orioles an argument. Philley wants $27,000 and has been offered $25,000, while Diering wants $17,000 and has been offered S14.000. Only Norm Zauchin is outside the Boston Red Sox fold, while the Washington Senators anticipate no difficulties with Roy Siever, who is scheduled to take Mickey Vernon's place at first base, catcher Clint Courtney and infielder Tony Roig. Cards Bullpen Looking Good ST. PETERSBtTRG, Ha. tfP)—The St. Louis Cardinals' ailing bullpen is getting a shot in the arm from the performances of two Houston grads and the presence of two veteran firemen. Harry Hoitsma and Barney Schultz, both from Houston's Texas League playoff champs, looked good as the minor leagues beat the majors, 3-0, in an intrasquad contest. Each pitched three shutout innings. Frank Smith, sidelined much of last year with a sore arm, said he has followed a cautious method in getting ready. He's been given a clean bill of health by club physician Dr. I. C. Middleman. 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