The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE TWBLTB BLYTHEVTLLE (AT5K.V COURIER NEWS XOVKMTIKR 16. 19W. El Dorado States Fastest Grid Team Manila Swamps Newk Hands Dodgers Bay, 67-36, for $3 0,000 Ultimatum. Second Victory Chick 'Reserve Cagers Har'd At Work; Prospects Good Basketball workouts at Blytheville High School have gotten well under way under the tutelage of Coach Jimmy Fisher— that is practice for those boys 7,'ho aren't busy prepping for the last big football game of the season. Fisher has been drilling Hie non- football-playing cagers since last week on an informal basis. Practice for Ihe Chicks begins formally \ov. 21. But that of course means simply that practice with all cage candidates will begin on Nov. 21—they are not working any less strenuously or enthusiastically now because the work is termed informal. But drills now are mostly concerned with determining who will be kept on the B squad, because the nucleus of last year's starting squad will be bark and ready to go after football season. THERE IS A GOOD chance that what will eventually develop as the starting unit is now in football practice. That group of course includes a quartet of last year's starters Bobby Jones, Freddy Akers, Charles Abbott and Fred Hodge. Another gridrier who played a lot last year and may work into the starting: lineup with some shifting is Jimmy Bratcher. Three of the five, Jones, Akers and Bratcli- cr. are guards, but Fisher has indicated he may move Jones to forward and start Bratcher at guard. But that decision probably will wait until all the boys have had a chance to get, into the season's work. Right now. Fisher is work- Ing on developing his reserv e strength, one of the strong points of his teams in the past two years. And his second unit is due to be pretty good again this year, though his biggest problem, all the way down the line, is not having a l>i£ boy. Ht'l! have lair average height, but the top will be about 6-3, and that's not very Mg in good high school rircles. ONE 1.-AD who may work his way into the starting lineup is junior Biliy Daniels star of last -.ear's high-scoring B squad. Daniels, a forward with a deadly eye for the basket, is a fine looking prospect and has good height. Four others up from the B team .should help round out the top ten for Fisher and provide good reserve strength. They are Glen Kay Thomas, Robert White, Tom- mv Slay ton and David Holt, though Holt may not try for the team. The Little Rock Tigers' poop-sheet on El Dorado lists the South Arkansas Wildcats as probably the fastest team in the state. The report, put out by Tiger conches for their players, has the Wildcats hsted as just about the toughest team in ihe state. The line is the fastest to play against the Tigers this year and the enure team has excellent speed. That's what the Blythevttle Chickasaws have to look forward to for rheir Haley Field battle Friday night. Moral Support The Chicks will get morale support from their dads who'll be on tiie sidelines with them, but they'll probably be playing a tougher team ihan the only one io defeat them this yenr. Pine Bluff beat El Dorado worse than Little Rock did earlier in the Big blow to the Chicks came | 5eason . b ut five of the Wildcats'top last summer when a top reserve of last year, guard Kenneth Stanley, moved to California. Stanley had grown to 6-2 and was a fine prospect. Another pair expected to help were lost when Eugene Whii- sel and Robert Brown moved. Fisher has some good material coming up from the Papoose squad of last year. Charles CoaUer, Ed Moore and Bill Wyatt. Marvin M aha n, Joe Bratcher and Jerry WUh'ford should come along fast though all probably will stay on the B team this year. THE BOYS OUT now held their first scrimmtij>e session of the season with Wardell Monday. The Wardell club, looking mighty sharp, as it usually does, edged the Chick reserves 75-66 in a spirited session. The Chicks looked good lor the early date. Daniels. Joe Bratcher and Robert White showed good form in (he scrimmage. The Chicks, facing their toughest schedule on the court in recent years, will be history makers for Blytheville as the first Chickasaw team to compete for a Big Eight Championship. players, including their star. James Mooty, were injured for that game. Mooty is listed as the finest back in the state, according to the Little Rock folks who should know. James Lloyd also is. said lo be the top guard in the .state. If rain doesn't fall again before tonight, the Chicks will get in the major part of this week's work without having been hampered too greatly by adverse weather conditions, Coach Russeil Mosley said today. "We got a pretty good workout yesterday even though we had to wait inside until after the rain stopped to get in our scrimmage." he said, "and we hud to run wind sprints in the rain." "If we get a good workout today we won't be hurling 100 much," he said. Everyone is in good physical condition and spirits in the Chick camp are high in the face of their under-1 dog role against El Dorado in the season's final game. ; The Tribe will complete heavy | contact work today with emphasis on pass defense, defense against El Dorado plays and punling. BAY -— Coach Swish Dopson's j power-packed Manila Lions kept j rol'ing merrily a lorn: last night as they easily thumped Bay's Yellow- jackets 67-36 at Bay. Ii was the second straight victory for the Lions who are rated one of the lop teams in District 3A this year. Puced by their steady pivot man Leonus Shedd, the Lions hit the victory trail early in the <iame and never relinquished their lead. They built up a 43-22 half lime margin and then coasted home. Shedd paced the Manila scorers wiih 23 points. Every member of ihe Manila team got into the scoring column. In a preliminary game Bay's girls eked out narrow 67-64 victory over the Manila Lionesses. Tommy Slayton . . , Halfback Prospect LuXOra Takes Armorel Juniors Cage Twin Bi!l Cop Cage Openers BROOKLYN (AP) — A scowl on his face and a chip on his shoulder, big Don Neweombe arrived in town today to talk, contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. • »« •Tin VkinR for S30 000 and mici$ callins for $1.000 less each that's exactly wliat I'll settle for,"! t (j ne mini I not UK- rull 35 per .snapped Neweombe, upparoiHly | stiil bitter over the per cent: UK, hoy - re ;U i OW ed to give you." cut he was forced to take lust year. Brooklyn Vice President Bu/,2y Buvasi was ihe unlucky official assigned the of talking to Newcombp, a fellow who \vas armed with some imposing statistics. He coir.piled a 20-5 record last year, hit .359, 1m .seven home runs to break the "ational League record for pitchers and went 2i-for-8 as a pinch hitter for a .381 mark. "1 expect a fight and I'm not backing down one oit.' he continued. "I'll sit it out into the spring if I have to. When you have I a lousy season, they give you the ultimatums. I had Now I'm giving turns." good season, them ultima- Harris of Manila and Nichols cf Bay put on an individual scoring; duel with each getting 41 points but N'diols got the most help from Last season. Ne\vti nbe got teammates which sent the Bay sex-iS".500. * 82,500 comedown from let ahead to stay in the closing | ll » e figure he collected in 19o3. minutes i "Bavnsi practically threw me ' out of his office last year," said Neweombe. "He told me then that if I didn't take the 12' = per cent he'd keep sending me con- The World's finest Botirbon Since 1795 Saturday night the Lions open; Uicir home season when they take on Hoxie at Manila High School | J gym. | ! GIRLS GAME Manila Harris <41> ... Shelton (16) .. Hociges t5> ... Patton McWilliams ... Blake Substitutions Pos. . p . F . F . G . O . G Bay . (411 Nichols (24i Thompson ... 12) Sanders Crowe Gulley Perry Tiger B's Capture Cairo Tilt, 14-0 CARUTHERSVILLE — Cnruth- ersvilie's B Tigers dcfciued the Cairo. 111.. Pilots second string 14-0 Tucker (2i. McWilliams here Monday nighi. ion (2) (1), Rogers (2>. Davis <3i, Isaacs (6), Bourland (2). Bay — W. Gulley (4> and Isaacs. BOVS GAME Manila Veach 181 Hatcher (6) Shedd (23i Wagner (3) Meacham (9 I'»s. F F . C . G . G '6> Gulley . <7> Bovvers . (6> Weaver ID Brown i.liWise Whitney, Substitutions: Manila Wrttht. Wai! (2i. Bay — Rulledge, Stanley and Moore. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Caruthersville scored in the second and fourth quarters with touchdowns by Jerry Rayburn and Walter Hinse. Rayburn ran 20 yards for his TD and he then ran for the extra point. Hinze received a 15-yard pass from Gerald Clayton and then van 5 yards for pay dirt. Eddie Wyatt ran the fourth quarter extra point. Starting lineup for Caruthersville: Kins. LE: Caruthers, LT; C. Snow. LG: T. Streete, C: Talc, RQ: D. Snow. RT: Jackson. RE: Clayton. QB: Hollowell. LH; Sawyer, RH, and Hinez, FB. Psychological Hazard' Goes; Cards Set Right Field Screen ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals, whose pitchers set a major league record for; home runs in 1955, are going to put the screen hack up on the right field pavilion next season | chrisuo IM> to eliminate what General Manager Frank Lane calls a "psychological hazard." j ^^'y,^^, GOSNELL — The Luxora Uiers won a double header here la^i night, as the boys, led by Tommy Looney's 31 points, whipped Cornell, 58-28. and the girls won SI-34. on some KOOC) foul pitching by Saretha Carr and Janie McLauyhlin. BOVS CAME LUXOKA ! Looney (31) •s 14> Lane MI id yesterday removing the home run barrier from the open pavilion nt, Buscli Stadium NOVEMBER SAFETY-This drawing won first prize as the November safety poster in the American Automobile Association's nationwide contest for 1955-56 school safety posters. It was drawn by Robert Miller, of the Roost-vcit School in To-' ledo, Ohio. Poster promotes wearing oi night-visible clothes. last .season actually hadn't helped tlie Birds as much n.s was expected. He termed it a "psychological hazard for our pitchers as well as a physical one." Opposition batters collected 185 homers off Cardinal pitchers last .son.son. The Cards did collect more homers to the open pavilion laast season — -B to 24 — but Lane feels putting the htircen back up will benefit them even more. "For one thing," he said, "we may not have to look at as many lefthanders as in the past." Stun iThe Man) Musiat, who paced the barrage to the pavilion with seven, feels the screen back in place will keep temptation down to pull (he ball 310 feet down the line and "now t cnn hit my regular way." Give Pitchers A Break "It will give our pitchers a better break and I think the fans like to see a player hit the screen and try to get two bases, keeping the ball in play," Musial said. Hi 1955 a player hntl to lift the ball only 11! tccled area. Virdou do nol need the help oi the; Oakly. And open pavilion nnd we dislike the i Manuel «2i idea of non-sluggers Ashnurn being given like Richie! Burns, an udv<uil-i age that might same cla.-ss as distance hitlers." put them in the' I.UXOH.A really outstanding' Unrrou <1?1> j Carr (13> i MiiGlaughlm Baltimore Turnover BALTIMORE (fl — Forty-two players were on Baltimore's roster last Nov. '.'9. The team finished 1955 with only six of them. Those retained by Manager Paul Richards are Hal Smith, Gus Triandos, Cal Abrams. Chuck Diering, Willie Miranda and Ray Moore. Richards was so satisfied with Triandos that, on Aug. 6 he signed" him to a 1!}56 contract. B. Clark Bourland rOS. GOS.NELL ... F ... Gordon < 3 >! ... F ... Reagan "(3.) ! ... C . Crawford uj 1 ... G .... Bitker i4> ' ... G Hyde 18) s: Luxora — Hudgins, .< <3<. Barch. White. Gosnell — Bnickan, ivi.s. Ward. . G1KLS G:\Mi; POS. (iOSNKLL ... F La\vliM- (7) 15> F .. .. Bevel 17) . G Fate ... G Vea . G .. .. Dickie y: LUMJIM — Burgess, ARMOREL — Annorel's Junior boys and senior girls opened their 1955-50 basketball seasons with twin victories over Wardell teams here liL.^t night. In the fir.^t game Armorpi'.s senior girls thumped visiting Wardell -e.xift 46-l!6 and in the nigiiicnp Annorel's juniors ease-el by Wardcl] by n 40-35 count. Armorel's senior boys open their season at home Friday nig lit against Coo:er. The .senior ^irls Uv.m^ oi the two schools will also Play. McRne, Moody. D. Clark, E. Clark. : Gosnell — Poff, Gann, Jackson. 1 WE CAN ADD 2,000 Miles to Your Car While You Wait • xOUT-OF-ROUND, Lef Us Bring We (.an VIBRATING, NOISY TIRES< MADE TRULY ROUND< Bock New IN JOST Ml NOTES ! Actually. Increase Your Tire Mileage Scientifically HESTER'S FRAME & WHEEL ALIGNMENT S. Hiwav (il Phone 3-3185 Worthy of Your Trust for 160 Years... Beam old fashioned Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled and aged under a formula passed on from generation to generation for over 160 years. 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