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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH », The Re- View MONDAY MORNING LAUNDERETTE: Clearing our desk, the AP wire, the NEA dispatches . . . reading our mail. .. Tb« state class A senior high ichool boys tournament opens tomorrow night at Harrison. Leachville »nd Jonesboro will represent District 3A. Little Rock and North Little Bock will fly tt» Big Eight colon. Lltlte Rock won the loop tourney Saturday night, Uckinr the Northslders, 76-53. Side note: The Blythertlle Chicks clewed their Blum season hi Uu inning Little K<*k, 67-58. Attention, ERNEST HALSELL: At Harrison there are three tading itrips ... sod base . . . with the one field (2800 «.l being lighted. Other air aids: beacon light . . . unicorn radio . . . repair facilities . . . 80/87 octane fuel available. ANOTHER STUNT, the other night, was added to the collection by HOT ROD HUNDLEY, West .Virginia's basketball hero. He missed a couple jump shots, a free throw, then chinned himself on the basket rim and peered down through the nets. "Nope," he announced to the bench, "it isn't etuffed up. Must be me." . . . The Brooklyn Boms used relief pitching in 1« games last year. This year they're carrying nine bullpen hurlere ... TOM BAIRD . . . new scout for ttie Kansas City A's . . . sold 29 players to the majors when he owned the K.C. Monarch;. His team featured such men as SATCHEL PAGE.. ERNIE BANKS and JACKIE FOBINBOff. The opening day .crowd at. Oaklawn in Hot Springs set a betting record at $499,107 for the nine nee*. Previous opening high was S4*5,««7 . . .last Tear . . . Nine now Instead of the usual eight wM be run on Wednesdays and Satu-da-ys this year ... Another honor for former Leach- •yllte star RONNIE KENNETT. over tiie weekend he was named by the Arkansaa Gazette to the all-AIC Dressen's Twitch Means a Pitch .jiot artist, and five-star floor general. Hig buddy, 6-7 DON SEWER, Tech center, was named to the lirst live. * * » WES SANTEE is in the wrong sport. Top amateur tennis players receive handsome bonuses . . . . sometimes ranging up to $700. Amateur college football players accept scholarships . . . pocket money for room, board and other incidentals (like Cadillac convertibles.) Bowlers and trapshooters have it arranged BO that only amateurs can win money. Latest amateur rhubarb: Charge that Canada's Olympic hockey team was part pro. Canadians pay their amateur ice roughnecks well. One star, it was reported, thumbed down pro offers for years. Seems he was already drawing SZO.OOO per season. CHARLEY HUMEZ, French middleweight, joins the list of foreign legion fighters operating in this country when he meets TIGER JONES at Madison Square, March 22. everything possible to cover them up. But he has mannerisms and Philadelphia and watch, the plate with a pair of field glasses. He 'The 1941 the winning run," he says. Air Force Mark Not Likely to BeTopped DENVER.— (NEA) — When Bob Beckel decided to be ft member of tbft Air Fbr« Academy's first class, b* left no room for doubt. After scoring 97 points in thret. games for Walla Walla High in the Washington state high school basketball tournament last year, he passed up the final at Seattle in order to take the entrance exam for the new academy, Beckel didn't completely cut himself off from basketball when he entered the academy, however. The six-foot shotmaker has pumped 478 points through the nets in 17 contests for the Air Force's first team this season. He hit for 45 points against th« Colorado A. and M. frosh and on only three occasions has he been held to less than 30 points. Most of the Air Force Academy's athletic records are expected to be rewritten almost yearly, until somebody establishes a solid standard, but the fast-breaking Btckel appears likely to post a mark that may stand for years. Beckel gets his points on a sharp, 44 per cent shooting eye, tremendoils speed and a change of pace while dribbling that leaves opponents off-balance. Veteran National League umpire Ralph Pinelll has not missed an arbiting assignment since he joined the league in 1935. During this time he has worked more than 3,200 games without a miss. Bob Beckel Ttwrov>br»J bone many h a *riW«9 sport. HBO 'colorful H**- toc*«. follow T|I« cr«wdi to t*i« rae« ewne on th« doy of any clauic •v«nt or big M>«iol ar>4 ?*« *W >*« **Y 'A hot grown » lorgoly HI •oevtority and public fetor. toeing talk fe d«»ot..i koir. tmy wort of Irr*. TWy rvh elbows m riton Hwoetoritttc of rocmg ortd o port of to KodltiOM. Koni h tfc. idol of roti«o. tntliiHKMi. M« n *« Mtchl*M •mbodf«i«fX of »p«d cmd gam«n*» ortd l+if. symbol o/ fwr i by *wfe$ to Im vtifrort m K*ofl, ir*rv* oml | Wo • nu. Into it » pact.4 *. liiilii, Ml KM aowtk xM to ttn r.Jt.«»«l. OAKLAWN Jockey (lib HOT SMINOS, ARK. JOHN O. CMA, ANNUAL sramo i^fe^M* t4A Four Slots Still Open In NCAA Cage Meet By ED WILKS The Associated Press Only four berths remained empty today' in the sprawling, 25-team NCAA championship basketball tournament, and two of the vacancies may be filled by tonight. All four spots are reserved for artmoutrt won its first Ivy conference champions—the South- crown in 10 years after losing eastern Big Ten, Big Seven and three of its first four league games. Ohio Valley. The Indians rallied and capped a The SEC is putting its entry to nine-game winning streak, by beat- a vote. Alabama, already in possession of its first title since 1934, ordinarily would get the berth. But because the Tide's five regulars are four-year men and ineligible under NCAA rules, the SEC members must decide whether to send 'Bama's second team or Kentucky, which wound up second in the conference. Iowa can collar the Big Ten title and tourney berth by getting past Indiana tonight at Iowa City. The Big Seven could be decided tomorrow night with a Kansas State victory over Kansas. Western Kentucky and Tennessee Tech meet in the first phase of a three-way playoff for thi Ohio Valley title Wednesday. The winner then meets Morehead Ky. Thursday for the crown. Five Win Titles Five teams gained berths by winning conference crowns over the weekend: N.C. State swept through the Atlantic Coast Conference tourney as Vic Molodet set a three-game playoff record by scoring 79 points clipping Wake Forest 76-64 in the final. West Virginia repeated in the Southern, defeating Richmond 5856 in its tourney finale on Hot Rod Hundley's layup with 43 second left. Redbird Schmidt Tired of Moving ST. PETERSBURG. Pla. (Si — Willnrd Schmidt, hard-firing right- hander who was the forgotten man ol St. Louis Cardinal'spring train-, ing last year, says he's "tired of moving around'.' and plans to win 15 to 18 games this season. The 26-year-old Schmidt, despite a gaudy 23-7 record at Houston the, year before, didn't pitch a single icning in spring camp last year. But he became the Cardinals' best pitcher rfter they brought him in mid-July with a 2.77 earned run average, eight complete games and a 7-6 recovd. Schmidt yesterday worked hard on his change-up pitch which he believes will make a 15 to 18 victory season "that much easier." the ' 1955 American League pennant, the Yankees shut- oul their foes 19 times while being five. College Olympic Nomination KANSAS CITY m •— Two more players for the college all stars that will compete In the U. S. Olympic basketball playoffs here April 2-4 were announced today by A. C. (Dutch) Lonborg. The latest additions are Willie Naulls, .UCLA, and Joe Holup, George Washington. Previously announced as members of the college squad were Bill Russell and K. C. Jones, of San Francisco; Jim Paxson, Dayton: Paul Judson, Illinois, and Hal Lear, Temple. An additional 7 players are yet to be chosen. first Missouri Valley title, as Okla- title by sweeping- California in a HANDS UP — B. D. Carter (24) and Norm Ward (20) give the Leachville Lions hands down protection of their backboard in Saturday night's District 3A championship game at Berl Smith gym in Jonesboro. The Lions litked Jonesboro, 60-55. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, March 5 8:15 p.m. Adults SOe — Children 15e MIXED TAG MATCH 90-Minute Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Husband and Wife Team Carl "Killer" Kowalski and Carol (Mrs.) Kowalski —Vi.—• . ••'. •- "• Miss Lana Lamar and Joe Welch 90-Minute Time Limit — BM It out of 3 Falls Johnny Jamei vs. Jo* McCarthy Leachville KO's Jonesboro Lions Meet Little Rock Tomorrow By K. T. MILLER, JR. Courier News Correspondent JONESBORO — Playing without the_services of their star guard Jerry Atlieison, tBTXeaEfWilRTjons came from, behind Saturday night at the Berl Smith gym in Jonesboro to whip the Jonesboro Hurricane 60-55, and take the District. 3A senior boys title. •• By winning the title the Lions drew the tough task of meeting Little Rock in the opening round of the state tourney at Harrison Tuesday night at 7:30. Bragg City Wins 'M 1 Tourney BRAGG CITY—Bragg City's Indians won first place in the Class! 'M" Regional Tournament here and vill go to the state tournament for nedium-slzed schools at Columbia, Mo., Wednesday. Bragg City topped Gideon's Bulldogs 76-66 after a 37-26 halftime ead for the Indians. Satch Howren was high scorer for-Bragg City with 23. Wayne Smith racked up 26 for iideon. "Wai-dell's Cardinals won the consolation game by downing Hoi- comb's Hornets 76-70. Wardell was ahead 36-35 at the half. Ray Fisher hooped 16 for Wardell and Quincel Biggs looped 17 for Holcomb. Brag* City Fos. Gideon Howren, 23 F Roy, 5 Sales, 20 F Ashley, 6 Frets, 6 C T. R'ardson, 15 Stewart, 4 G Smith, 26 Teaster, 31 G B. R'ardson, 12 Subs: Bragg City — Wa'lker, 2 Gideon—A. Bentley, 2. Warden Cain, 10 Wilson, 4 Boren, 10 Bullock, « R. Fisher, 16 Pot. F P C o G Holcomb Williams, 12 Biggs, 17 Davis, 6 Hall. 6 Estes, 10 Subs: Wardell — Hooten 13, M. Fisher 11, Harris 4, H. .Bankston 2. Holcomb—Jacques 15, poole 3, Russom 1. Both beams got off to a fast start, but. Leachville fell behind by missing- their free throws. Jonesboro's Tom Rankin crossed up the Leachville defense with long,20-foot push shots and by 1 halftime helped Jonesboro gain a 20-15 lead. B. D. Carter of the Lions kept the Leachville squad from falling too far behind. Play continued to move along at a rapid pace in the second period, but Leachville began to control the backboards and soon tied the score. The Leachville fans got something to really cheer about and the. Lion team gat Us morale boosted when Jerry ' AtkeisoiT hobbled into the tilt with two minutes to go in the first half. This appearance was short-lived as Atkeison was carried off the court when he made a hard driving attempt at a crip shot. Jonesboro's big center Don Vow- en was replaced shortly before half-time when he fouled for the fourth time. The Hurricane left tile floor at the halfway mark with a 31-27 edge. Bob Thweatt of the Lions got ho,t iii the third stanza and quickly poured in seven points to knot the score at 35-35. BOTH TEAMS then started full- court presses and started ball control play. Neither team could make any headway and without Rankln's services the Hurricane couldn't click. Thweatt continued to terrorize the Jonesboro defense as he dribbled all around the front court looking for an opening. Using the post system, big Norman Ward, the Leachville pivot, received pass after pass from Thweatt and laid it up to score. The third period ended with the score tied at 46-46. Leachville, sensing their chance to forge ahead, took advantage of then half-time practice at the charity lane and bounced out in front 52-50. The crowd began to go as Jonesboro tied it up 52-52 on Bill Caldwell's short push shot. B D. Carter of Leachville made good two free throw attempts and put the Lions out in front to stay, Jonesboro hit a free throw U> make It 54-53. Then Rankin, who had just re-entered the game, fouled out. B D. Carter once again pushed both' shots through the net. Cald\Vell hit a quick one-hander to make it 56-53. B. D. Carter of Leachville stole tne - ball and went all the way to scure and run the score to 58-53 with only one minute to play as the fans began to get up to leave. NORMAN WARD played with the Jonesboro defense before driv-. ing in for- a lay-up to put the contest on ice 60-55. Vowell fouled out on the shot, but the free throw wa« missed and the horn sounded. Fans rushed out on the floor to grab the Lion squad. Although beaten, Jonesboro still had set a record. By winning a berth in the state tourney the Hurricane would make their 30th trip to the state and their 16th straight. Jonesboro got into the lower bracket and drew Stuttgart for their first game. Three Leaehvllle players got into the two column scoring- as H. D. Carter hit 20, Ward hit 15 and Thweatt collected 17. Three Hurricane lads also made the tivo-column scoring as Caldwell scored 15, Rankin pushed in 19 ••mtv VoweU managed 12. Leachville will play In game No. 5 at the State meet in Harrison. They meet Little Rock, winner of the Big Eight tournament, at 7:30 , Jonesboro F ... Caldwell 15 F ... Rankin, 19 Vowell 12 Osborn 8 Pickens Tuesday night — Leachville Pos, B. D. Carter 20 . B. 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