The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 29, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 29, 1956
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PAGE SEX Chicks Go .for Ride North Little Rock Opponent Tonight WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARTJgJiy Lockman Might Have To Ride Giant Bench By BEN OLAN Uw Aiioclaled Pieu . Carroll (Whitey) Lockman, the stylish North CaroliniMi carroii ^vvnueyi *,„»:„„,,] T, ea aue championship First Quarterfinal In ¥ Tourney Set for Tonight BRAGG CITY — Quarterfinals start with the 9 o'clock game tonight in the Class "M regional -tournament here rCKlUUal — i.-\fm tut iin iir— i-t. » n —i-*That contest will pit top-seeded Bragg City against Port- Negro 'teams trom Central of Hayti and Washington of Caruthersville will meet in a preliminary at six tonight. Warden and Ross will clash in the last preliminary game at 7:30. Hayti, Braggadocio and Gideon won games last night. Hayti topped senath 53-46. The Indians led Senate 28-23 at the half. Hayti's high point men were Dowdy with 19 and Gaulding with 10. Senath's high scorers were Parker, 12, and Mitchell, 11. Braggadocio whipped Cooler 70-38 Braggadocio had a 36-19 halftime lead. Leading the way for Braggadocio were Guerian with 26 and Bruton With 13. Campbell racked up 14 for Cooler and Wagster made 11 for the Wildcats. Gideon won over Cardwell 92-f4. Gideon was ahead 47-37 at the half. Smith meshed 24 and Dye hit 21 for the victors. McDonald and B. Vaughn scored 20 each for Cardwell. Royal Takes Over At Washington, Walker M-State STATE COLLEGE, Mis5.,W) — Long-time buddies Darrell Boyal and Wade Walker faced a parting today, with Walker taking over as head coach at Mississippi State to fill the vacancy left when Royal accepted the challenge of the same post at the University of Washington. Boyal was named to the top football Job at Washington yesterday and Walker quickly got an offer The Blytheville High Chick-* asaws were scheduled to be taken for a ride today ... a bus ride ... to Little Rock, for a basketball game with the North Little Rock Wildcats. The bus was to leave this afternoon at 12:15, and the Big Eight tournament contest is to begin at 9 o'clock tonight. Harold Sudbury, manager of Radio Station KLCN, announced yesterday that play- by-play description of the game will be carried locally over the FM channel of the station, direct from Little Rock. Hogs Win Second Place, PoundTCU, 90-71 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For a team which started the season by losing its first seven games, the Arkansas Ra „!,„ j,j,,'t ^ n en a v in P la. .^ ^ e ^^ ^ ^^ methodist led 55-38 at intermission. They increased the lead to 19 point* early m the second hal fbut Rice fough back and reduced it to seven with Tour minutes left. But SMU pu on K. trccse and Kroe Chick David Holt to succeed him here. "I hope to go up there this week," Royal said. "I've read about the situation up there and I'll admit the challenge the job offers influenced my decision to 80." The 31-year-old former star quarterback at the University Oklahoma said he did not know the details ot the Washington situation, but knew that there had been some disagreements at the univer slty. Boyal will succeed John Cher berg, who was fired in January by Athletic Director Harvey Cassill Tht firing followed a revolt of pla\ers on the football team in November because, Cassill said Cherberg had failed to restore harmony as he had promised. Cassill resigned earlier this month. Ex-Locoiite's Son Inks Bird Contract The son of a former Blytheville woman has been signed to a Class D St Louis Cardinal contract. He is James Maburn Byrd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Byrd of West Helena. Mrs. Byrd was the former Miss Imogene Hawkins of Blytheville. Her son will report to Wiregrass in the Alabama-Florida League. Byrd is a shortstop. Hutchinson Spars With Tebbetts By JOE KE1CHLEK ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., W— A punching bag that has never been touched by a boxing glove may become the innocent target of a spring training oral sparring match between Manager Freddie Hutchinson ol the St. Louis Cardinals and Birdie Tebbetts, his Cincinnati Redlegs' counterpart. The bag, decorated with a caricature that faintly resembles what can. be passed off as an umpire's frowning features, was originally purchased as a gng by Dewey So liano, Seattle general manager He hung the stuffed canvas in the coast league team's clubhouse to tease Hutchinson. then Seattle m.v -jer. Soriano's idea was for Hutch who is a hard loser, to blow ot steam with a few punches at th bag instead of at coast league um pires Hutchinson went along will the gag. Reds Have Priority? Alter Hutchinson was appointee manager of the Cardinals, Soriano met Cardinal General Manager Fr?nk Lane and promised to send the bag to St. Louis. Gabe Paul, however, heard about it and when Cincinnati signed a working agreement with Seattle last fall the Rear general manager insisted his club had a priority on the bag because of the working agreement between the two clubs. "Now if Lane and Hutchinson are anxious to get the bag,' Paul related gleefully, "Maybe they'll be willing to make a player trade and I'll throw it in for good measure." Lane and Hutchinson, however did not see anything funny about Paul's "steal" of the punching "I only wanted it so I could dispose of it," Lane explained. "I don't think that's a very funny ° Tr-e usually mild - mannered Hui.-.hinson, was burned up over The Chicks have already met the champion Wildcats twice during the regular season, and bowed to tliem twice. Early in the season, on the night of Dec. 17, the Cats drubbed the Chicks 60-43. The local boys were 'down" in that battle, having absorbed a tough 70-60 defeat just the night before from the big and tough Pine Bluff Zebras. They met North Little Rock for the second time Friday, Jan. 6, and gave the Northsiders a good In fact, Blytheville did the lead- in" throughout most of the first half and it was the Wildcats who were on the chase. In that encounter, the Chicks held a 19-12 lead in the second quarter and started the second half with a 31-28 jump. Then the Tribe suffered a momentary lapse. They went to sleep long enough, however, to permit the Wildcats to score 10 points to their lone field goal. Thev snapped out of it and came around in the last quarter but everything they showed, the Cats were able to match. Final score was 63-58. Up to that date, the Chicks had- t't won a Big Eight game. .Hot Jprings was the first conference earn they were able to pin. * * * THE CHICKS wound up in sixth place Saturday night following jieir impressive win • over second- place Little'Rock Tigers. Their final record, considering a slippery jeginning and rugged competition, vas a creditable 5-9. Overall, hey're 11-9. North Little Rock started strong n the loop and finished strong. They'll be tough. But don't be surprised if the Chickasaws spring an upset. A few fans, including this corner, are looking for it. All tournament games will be played in the Little Hock Central High School field house. Opening the action tonighl at 7, 1'exarkana and El Dorado test each other. Tomorrow night's doubleheader features Ft. Smith and Pine Bluff ac 7, to be followed by Little Rock ana Hot Springs. If Blytheville wins their game tonight, they'll meet the victor of the Texarkana-El Dorado skirmish. If not they'll return home tomorrow Arkansas won second place In the Southwest Conference race last night by downing Texas Christian 90-71. while league champion Southern Methodist was manhandling third place Rice 89-75. —The Razorbacks completed their conference scheduled with a 9-3 record, second only to SMU's 12-0 mark SMU became the first team to defeat all its conference opponents since Texas did it in 1947. Arkansas lost twice to SMU, split two games with Rice, and posted two victories each over TCU, Texas A&M, Baylor and Texns. However, the Razorbacks own only a mediocre season record of 11 victories and 11 (Meals, and still must face St. Louis University, always a tough foe. Last night, Arkansas rolled up a 50-28 lead over TCU at the halt and used substitutes freely while coasting through the second period. Jerald Barnett tallied 18 points and Manuel Whltley got 14. to lead the Porker scorers. The Arkansas zone defense blocked most of the TCU scorers, but had little effect on Dick O'Neal. The brilliant Horned Frog center hit 11 e goals and 12 of 16 free throws for 34 points—almost half his team's total. Texas clinched fourth spot in the standings with a 98-70 victory over Texas A&M. * * i * THE SEASON is over for all except Southern Methodist and Ar- jansas. SMU will meet the Border Sonference champion March 13 at Wichita, Kan., in an NCAA alimi- nation. Arkansas has two intersectional games left The Razorbacks play Tulsa at Tulsa Thursday and 3t. Louis atiFayetteville Monday. Southern Methodist jumped in front of Rice with Joel Krog and Jim Krebs furnishing the power with 17 and 16 points respectively on K. rccse an -. it a 10-point lead. The Methodutj managed to hold Rice off the res f of the way. Krebs would up as high point man of the evening with 30. Texas breezed over A&M with Ray Downs putting in 33 points and winding up as the conference scoring leader wtih 625 points fo the season and. 322 in conferenc play O'Neal was second in season scoring with 598 and second in con ference scoring with 309 no and hang up their squeaky weary sneakers for the season. the incident. "Let them keep the darn thing, Hutch rasped. "That Tebbets needs it more than I do. He could use it to practice up his punch. He's had several fights as a player and manager in the big leagues and he hasn't won one yet. "Based on his record, Tebbetts may have finally found something may a he can lick. A punching bag can't Billy Ray Smith GetsTKO'd In Chicago CHICAGO Ufl — After a total of 182 bouts that provided 49 knockout-- or TKOs, amateur boxing's big show — the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions — tonight swings into the quarterfinals. The "big fellows" took their turns last night, scoring 26 knockouts in 81 battles. Leading the way into the quarterfinals were light heavyweight Jim Boyd, a Ft. Ben ning Ga., sergeant who represents the Montgomery, Ala., team, and heavyweight Peter Rademacher, or the Nashville, Tenn., squad. These two were the most impressive of the lot. Boyd, 25, froln Rocky Mount, N. C was last year's all-army champion. He flattened Le Boy Bogar of Minneapolis in the first round of the scheduled three and did likewise to Reuben Stevens of Tulsa, Okla , in the third. Rademacher, 1953 national AAU champ, scored a first-round TKO over Billy Ray Smith of Memphis and then out- pointed Ben Bankhead of St. Louis. Bankhead was making his third tournament appearance. St. Louis, seeking its third team crown, continued to lead in points among the 32 centers competing with 14 points. Montgomery was second with 11, followed by Louisville, and Nashville, each with 10. A point is awarded for each bout won. London Sport Club Boot Fires Activity NEW YOBK W—Sixteen would- be promoters vied for the Monday night fight television plum today following the commission-enforced "losing down of the London Sport- CERT LEE SOYBEANS $4.00 Per Bu. KOREAN LESPEDEZA $9.00 Per 100 Lb. CERT, BUFFALO ALFALFA $35.00 Per 100 Lb. Also a Complete Line of Field Seeds and Weed Killers. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. First IB Quality—Fairest In Price—Fastest In Service DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription - We'll Deliver Free! 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Lockman, wtio joined the Giants in 1945 and has played with them ever since, batted .273 and hit IS home runs In 147 games last season. He played In the outfield and at first base . Rigney previously had stated ne intended to give Rhode? and Lennon an opportunity to win the left field job. Willie Mays, In center field, and Don Mueller, in right, are set. WHILE RIGNEY was busy shifting things around in the Giants' ~* Manila Mauls Marked Tree JONESBORO — Manila defeated Marked Tree here -last night in a first-round game in the District 3B basketball tournament for senior high school boys, 78-53, as Coach Swish Dopson used a changed line- Manila had an easy 42-21 halftime lead Hatcher and Meacham both tallied 12 for the winners. camp other big league clubs wera getting ready for the official start of spring training tomorrow. The Boston Red Sox went through a three-hour drill highlighted by a "great" workout by Mel ParneU, their much - injured left - handed pitcher. in Brooklyn's camp at Vero Beach, Pla., Carl Ersklne, another sore-armed pitcher, hurled batting practice with good results, and relief pitcher Jim Hughes, demoted to St. Paul last year, reported 16 pounds lighter than a year ago. Marked Tree Nichols, 5 .. Benham, 17 Watson, 9 •.. Young, 16 .. Perkins, 4 Pos. . F . . P . . C . . G . G Manila ... Hatcher, 12 McWilliams, 8 ..... Shedd, 10 ... Wagner, 4 Meacham, 12 PERFECT DAY — St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Eip Repulski said he's determined to go for average — not homers - this year, then proved it with a perfect day at the piste yesterday. The 27-year-old righthander pounded a long triple and two singles and drove in two runs as the Majors defeated the Minors 4-1 in the final intra-squad game. The main contingent checks in tomorrow. C1JVU1A, 1 .... u ... *.-w— . Subs: Marked Tree - Patrick, 2. Manila - Veach. 2, Horn-land, 6, Rodgers, 9, Hamilton, 9, Isaacs, 6. In other games, West Memphis walloped Trumann, 69-59, and in a squeaker, a real tough ball game. Corning took Bay, 77-75. T-onight at 8:30, Leachville meets a Harrisburg quintet that shows only two defeats this season.after 2? "games, and a center, Wilbur Graham, who banged 52 points in a »ame earlier this campaign. Graham also holds the NEA tourney mark with 42 points In one game. Greene County and Piggott go on at 7. Forty basketball teams are enrolled in the University of North Dakota Intramural sports program directed by Harold (Pinky) Katt. Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - - - For better yield and less replanting, delint and treat your seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Deliniing Corp. S. 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