The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 6, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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BLTTHBVILLE (ART.) COURIER KEW» TUESDAY, MARCH «, 195« ' St. Louis Cuts Hogs Short in Overtime When Bills Accept NIT Bid, Field Will be Full FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A comeback rally fell short in an overtime period and the Arkansas Kazorbacks dropped a 68-66 decision to St. Louis University here last night. By ED WILKS The Associated Press men f Before the day is out, the National Invitation Tourna- ™ Ni "f o£ n INAA The goal that lowered the final boom on the heads of the Razorbacks was a 28-foot shot by Jim McLaughlin, captain of the Billl- kens, with four seconds remaining in the overtime period. 11-13 For Porkers The loss closed the season for the Porkers with 11 victories and 13 ric mv. ""j — ---, -- Mr 1 A A losses. l\me ui uiuse VH.IUIIGO wcit | n vo itc 19..lpam field completed ana tne INLAA in tne southwest Conference, a rec- - -• -- ' ' in the lineup Cor the ov( j that landed them in second piuce in the conference standings. may have all but one of its 25 entri ; in tr national basketball championship playoffs, . The NIT, adding Oklahoma A&M 8t Joseph's of Philadelphia and Lafayette yesterday, has received 11 acceptances to to RSVP invitations. The St. Louis University athletic committee met at 11:30 p m. (CST) to consider accepting the final berth in the March 17-24 play at Madison Square Garden. St. Louis U confirmed it had an invitation in hand last night after the Billikens defeated Arkansas 6866 in overtime. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat said committee members indicated unofficially thev would accept the bid. The Bills got past Arkansas, the Southwest Conference runnerup, on a 28-foot Held {oal by Jim McLaughlin with 4 seconds leit • to wrap up their regular season with an 18-6 record. They stand to finish no worse than co-runnerup in ttie Missouri Valley Conference. Houston, the Missouri Valley champ, gained an automatic berth to the NCAA, which begins sectional eliminations March 12 for the championship finale at Evanston. HI., March 23. Iowa filled one of the reserved NCAA berths last night, thumping Indiana 84-73 for its second straight Big 10 crown. The Southeastern Conference was expected to name its NCAA entry today after a vote to decide between Alabama and Kentucky 'Bama, gaining its first unbeaten SEC season by defeating Florida 82-75 last night, is the SEC champ, but its five regulars are four-year men and ineligible for the NCAA The choice w-as either to send Alabama's secono team or pick ninth-ranked Kentucky, the SEC runnerup. Kansas State could qualify for the NCAA by detesting Kansas tonight for an undisputed Big Seven Conference title A loss would set up a possible four-way jam up among K-State, Kansas. Missouri and Iowa State with a few quick flips of a coin determining the NCAA entry. The final NCAA berth will be filled following a three-way playoff for the Ohio Valley Conference crown. Tennessee Tech and Western Kentucky open the elimination tomorrow night, with the winner meeting Morehead (Ky) for the title Thursday. Aside from a strong secona nan rally, Razorback rooters got an individual record to cheer about. Lanky Manuel Hitley, playing his last game, dunked 16 points, lifting his season total to 409. He is the second player in school history to sccre more than 400 points in a single season. George Kok, a 6-foot-10 wartime star with the Porkers, turned the trick twice. The Billikens built up a 36-27 halftime lead over the Porkers, then had to fight to hold the lead in the second half. The Razorbacks came back after intermission and pulled close and stayed there. For most of the second half, less than four points separated the two teams. Pete Butler's hook shot tied the game at 64-all for the Porkers at tiie end of the regulation playing time. * Alcorn Pops Harold Alcom tallied from the field early in the overtime period to give St. Louis a 66-64 lead. Terry Day of Arkansas tied it up again with a field goal. Then Arkansas began to stall, waiting for one shot at the end of the overtime period, hoping to break the deadlock at the last minutes. The shot missed, the Billikens jot the rebound, and opened a stall of their own. Then, with four seconds remaining, McLaughlin scored form 28 feet out. Day was high-point mm tor the Porkers with 17 points. Manager of Two Ring Kings Could Lose His License By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Charley Johnston, manager of two world champions and president of the International Boxing Guild, today faces a State Athletic Commission hearing that, could cost him his license. Commission Chairman Julius Helfand ordered written charges drawn up against Johnston, manager of. featherweight ruler Sandy Saddler and light king Archie Moore, HOUSE PARTY — The action was frantic — as promised — last night here at the Legion wrestling show, as men and women mixed in a tag match. The grappler with the spinach on his face'(sneaking into the ring) is Carl "Killer" Kowalski, and that's his wife administering first- degree blows to Lana Lamar. The referee, Chico "Mad Mexican" Cortez is only concerned With telling Joe Welch where to go. The best crowd of the year sat in on the show as the Kowalskis won in two out of three falls. Johnny James also defeated Joe McCarthy. (Courier News Photo) heavyweight for violating commission rules. Similar charges were lodged against Manager Carmine Tarantino. The commission will decide probably next«.week-— whether their licenses should be suspended or revoked. Both Johnston and Tarantino admitted at a commission hearing Monday that they shared in the management of three Italian fighters—Paolo Eosi, Italo Scortichini and Livio Minelli — but had not filed assignee contracts with the commission as commission rules require. Oral Undentandinr Tarantino admitted that In submitting the contracts of lightweight Rosl and middleweight Scortichini he had sworn to the commission that he was the sole manager and no one else had any interests in the fighters. Johnston admitted the same for Minelli, a welterweight now retired. "Everyone in boxing knows that Tarantino and I have been part- lers in Italian fighters for 20 years," said Johnston. "We had oral understanding. I'm no undercover manager." Asked by Helfand why he hadn't filed assignee papers with the commission, Johnston replied that he was out of town when Tarantino filed contracts for Rosi anc Scortichini and that Tnrantino was not in town when he (Johnston) filed (he Minelli contract. Asked why he didn't advise the commission later of his share in the fight ers, Johnston said, "It slipped my mind." 'It was a misunderstanding, said Tarantino, who has a limited command of English. New Point King To Be Crowned In NBA NEW YORK (8*1— The National Basketball Assn. is down to its final week in the regular season, but all you can say about the individual scoring race is that a new champion will be crowned. Who? That's the rub. Either Bob Pettit of St. Louis or Paul Arizin of Philadelphia will lift the title from warrior Neil Johnson's three- year grasp. Pettit, with eight games to go. has scored 1,603 and has a 32-point edge on Arizin, who has totaled 1571 with seven games to go. Clyde Loveilette of the Minneapolis Lakers follows Peltit and Ari- zizn with 1,338 points in H games. Pettit Is averaging 25 points per game, Arizin 24.2 and Loveilette 21.71. Johnston, with 1,374 points in 63 games has a 21.8 average. • When Nick Altrock of the Washington Senators appeared as a [ pinch hitter in a game on Oct. 1', 1933. he was 57 years old. Mother Heads Clinic STONY BRQOKS, N. Y. Wl - Chnrles CChuck) Mather, coach of Kansas University will headline a staff of instructors at the third an-1 nun] football clinic set here for March 23-24. PLASTERING Patching or Complete Jobs STUCCO WORK WATERPROOFING i-on «•» HencHell T SAVE BY THE 10rh OF THE MONTH AND EARN FROM THE FIRST. EXTRA DAYS TO YOUR CREDIT! Sa»e any amotint «l any time—b*t keep H working for you. Savingi here earn more, — are taff- l\ iniurtJ, and ready when needed. Current Dividend Rote 3% Blytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association 200 N. 2nd St. Phone J-4553 Leachville Up Against Tough Foe HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Ten teams, the cream of their districts, moved today into the first games of the 5-day state Class A high school basketball tournament here. Five games today and five tomorrow will reduce the U-team field to eight for the Thursday quarterfinals. The semifinals will be Friday night and the championship game will be Saturday night. The Fort Smith Griolin, who won the tournament laci year at Llttie Rock, will be the only Kmi- finallst from last year mining- at the 1956 tournament. The Grizzlies, depleted by gradua- tlon, wore knocked out of the Big Eight tournament in the first round. Semifinalists returning aje Lavaca, Green Forest and Jonesboro. Three other teams on. the scorecard this year played in last year's tournament. They are Center Ridge, Catholic High of Little Rode and North Little Rock. Uoni ai 7:30 The opening day schedule: Rogers vs. Greenwood, 2 pjn. McCrory vs. Crossett, 3:20 p.m. Forrest City vs. Nashville 4:40 p.m. Leachi-ille YI. Little Rock, 7:30 p.m. Green Forest vs. Catholic High, 8:50 p.m. Only three teams are making their first trip to the Class A state tournament. They are Augusta, Nashville and Whitehall. Whitehall played in the state Class B tournament last year. The other team in the tournament is Emerson, which last played for the championship in 1M7. It lost In the semifinals. STRENGTH OF A LION — The Leachville Lions are shown here with Coach Doy Panne], fresh from their District 3A championship victory tilt with the Jonesboro Hurricane. Leachville won the game last Saturday night at Berl Smith Gym in Jonesboro, 60-55 Both teams are entered in the state tournament at Harrison. Leachville meets Little Rock tonight. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 64, St. Bonaventure 56 Alabama 82, Florida 75 Florida State 80, Georgia 75 Iowa 84, Indiana 73 Northwestern 83, Illinois 82 Minnesota 95, Ohio State 89 Michigan State 16, Michigan 15 Missouri 88, Nebraska 80 St. Louis 68, Arkansas 66 Colorado 67, Oklahoma 66 NAIA Tournament District 10 Pittsburg- (Kan.) 75, Bethel (Kan: s 67 (Pittsburgh leads best- of-3 series 1-0) District 17 (semi-finals) Southern state (Ark.) 92, Arkansas State 69 Arkansas Tech 74, Arkansas A&M 67 METAL BASE CABINETS i Price Slightly Damaged HUBBARD & SON DeMarco Eyes Bigger Things After TKO BOSTON (.f) — Power-punching Tony DeMarco, looks ahead to a hoped-for second chance at the welterweight title he once held after whaling lightweight king Wallace Bud Smith for a technical knockout. DeMarco, the leading welter contender, battered Smith in the eighth round at Boston Garden last night after forcing the Cincinnati boy to drop his guard with a smashing left hook to the stomach. It took the Boston belter just 4o seconds of the ninth round to continue his barrage at a pace which caused Smith's corner to throw in the towel and Referee Jimmy Mc- Carion to call a halt. DeMarco weighed Mo 1 .* and Smith 142 for the scheduled non- title 10 rounder which was neither televised or broadcast. DeMarco recovered from a first round knockdown and had his op- Regatta Rivalry Renewed Today • CLEARWATEK, Fla. <ff> — Ted Wells of Wichita, Kan., and Pran- ponent on the canvas in the third but he couldn't finish the Job. DeMarco, of course, wants a shot at the winner of the March 14 champion Carmen Basilio-challenger Johnny Saxton bout. Tony lost his title to Basilio in Syracuse and failed to regain it here his last time out Nov. 30 against Carmen. Smith, who had opened a cut over Tony's left eye in the fourth round, Was bleeding freely from his left ear when the end came. The loss was his second in a row in the local ring—he dropped a 10 round decision to Larry Boardman a month ago when DeMarco had to beg off due to flu. CHATTER-BOX "A Better Place to Go." 441 So. 21st St. MICHELOB DRAFT BEER Grover L. Frazier, owner W. I. Pugh, Mgr. CORRECTION In Friday's Issue Spring Oats Mo 0-205 were listed incorrectly at $1.25 per bu. THE CORRECT PRICE IS: $1.45 Per Bushel Farmers Soybean Corp. "The Home of Sudden Service" cis Seavy of Clearwater renew their long rivalry today in the 19th International Midwinter Snipe Eegat- ta. Defending champion John Hayward of Clearwater, who upset them last year, is among the 30 competitors. There will be five races for. th* title — one today, two tomorrow, one Thursday and one Friday. IMPORTANT! Th« U. 5. Bureau of Ctntui it completing its special census of Blytheville. It is important that the census include all of the people who were living in this place on February 28, 1956, the official date of the census. If you were living here on this date and believe that you were not enumerated for the census, fill out the form presented below and mail it .to the Census Supervisor. My Address On February 28,1956 Was: Apt. No. Name at «ch penon whost usual place of residence was in thta household on February 28, 1956 (Enter last name flnt) Relationghip of this person to the head of the household ai head, wife, .ion, roomer, etc. Sex Color or RIM At Last Birthday CUT OUT THIS FORM AND MAIL TOt Note: Do not we Ihto fonti if you liv* ouUidt of the ciljr. Census Supervisor U.S. Bureau of tht Census City Hall Blytheville, ArkanMM Or phone 3-3602 Even tJw "rocks' taste better with ONE straight bourbon rich enough 'to retain its deep, mellow flavor in lighter, milder 86 proof! Try it. 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