The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 8, 1956
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. PAGE TEN BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 8,1958 Jonesborp and NLR Win, Meet Tonight By TOM DYGARD HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - Green Forest led a field of favorites into the quarter-final round of the state Class A senior Boys High School Basketball Tournament here today Devoid of anything resembling the upsets which usually pepper the 18-team playoff for the state schoolboy championship, the second round was cleared away yesterday with these results: Green Forest's Tigers smothered Lavaca 66-49. Jonesboro's fast-breaking Golden Hurricane, scoring almost at will, wrecked Stuttgart 66-31. North Little Roci overran Emerson 77-59 with substitutes playing -much of the fourth period. Rogers led all the way in dumping Center Ridge 62-53 Whitehall was in command from start to finish, turning back Augusta 62-52. Without a single rugged test in the first 10 games, the- pre-tournament favorites moved into the quarter-finals on this schedule today: Rogers, champion of the District 1-W tournament, vs. Crossett. District 8 winner, Forrest City, p.m. runner-up District S tourney, vs. Little Rock's Big Eight tournament champions, 3:20 p.m. Oreen Forest, district 1-E winner, vs. Whitehall, runnerup n District 8, 7:30 p.m. Jonesboro, which finished second in the District 3 tournament, vs North Little Rock, Big Eight runner-up, 8:50 p.m. Green Forest Jockeyed four minutes -with Lavaca. Then, with the score 8-7 in their iavor, the Tigers drove to. a commanding lead which they never relinquished. The scoring punch in the first quarter was well distributed. Carroll Jackson, Billy Johnson, Ora Lee Boss, and Calvin Mitchell com blned to give Green Forest an 18-11 lead at the first turn. Lava n gQt that close again. In the second quarter, Green Forest continued its barrage, closing out the first half with 16 field goals in 30 attempts, a percentage that will win games in any league. The score at the half was 34-24. Boss, one of two returning all- tournament players, scored 26 points and led his team in rebounds with 12. He bucketed 12 of the 23 shots from the field with startling ease. The other returning all tourney player, Ed Graham, scored 18 points for Lavaca. He got most of hifi points on shots from 20 feet out. ' . The foundation for North Little Rock's onesided conquest of Emer- eon was big- Fred Blankenship, 6-3 senior. Using his weight to mil advantage, Blankenship played the backboards better than anyone in the tournament to date. He captured 19 rebounds and scored 19 points. Because of Blankenship's inside work, and the accuracy of Charles Eagle and R. L. Shantz from the outside, North Little Rock settled the issue early. The Wildcats raced to a 25-9 lead in the first quarter and never were in trouble. Eagle scored 20 points for North Little by North Little | Rock Overshadowed Rock's wide margin was a fine individual performance by Emerson's Pat Foster. He scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Jonesboro zipped past Stuttgart, scoring with all the ease of flipping a light switch. And, the fast-breaking Hurricane turned the switch every time they got a chance. Starting fast—and keeping up the pace all the way—Jonesboro took an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes. Then Jimmy Argo dropped in a free throw for Stuttgart's first point. The first o.uarter ended 16-7, and set the tone for-the remaining three periods. Stuttgart got only eight field goals in 50 attempts. Jonesboro, firing 68 times from the field connected on 25. Bill Caldwell scored 18 points for Jonesboro and Tommy Rankin .dropped in 14.' Whitehall had trouble leaving Augusta behind in the first half But after the rest period, Harold Mobley, Waymon Teague, Joe Ball and Jerry Womble scored in quck succession to give the Bulldogs a 9-point lead. From there on, they retained that difference. Little Bobby Ptokes, hitting from the outside, led scorers with 22 points for Augusta. Don Crawford poured In 13 points and Billy Hipp 12 for Whitehall. Despite the fact that overall height was in Whitehall's favor, Augusta got 34 rebounds to 33 for the Bulldogs. Whitehall scored of 26 of 54 field goal attempts; Augusta on 19 of 50. I Only three members of the Milwaukee Braves have participated in 1,000 or more major league games. They are Andy Pafko (1,558), Bobby Thomson (1,198) and Del Rice (1,064). Iba Ready for NIT With The Burglar' STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Duquesne Dukes had better keep a close watch on the fellow known affectionately and quite appropriately by his Oklahoma Aggie teammates as "Barney the Burglar." Duquesne, defending champion in the National Invitation Tournament at New York's Madison Square Garden March 17-24, takes on the usually-stingy Aggies in first round game. If the word of the usually stone- silent Coach Hank Iba is any good, 'Duquesne and the other contenders may have their hands full, mainly because of Barney. Barney is V. R. Barnhouse, a senior who Iba says Is ihe speed- lest and probably the best scoring guard In Aggie history. In real life, Barnhouse Is Verdo Raymond but to his fellow players and followers he is just plain 'Barney the burglar" or "very rugged." Usually Silent Iba is not known for dishing out lavish praise. He sidetracked his usual silence tc sing the praises of Barnhouse and openly exclaim that his Aggies at a peak performance are hot only capable of beating the NIT teams but are as good as any team he ever produced. When Iba speaks of other Aggie guards that takes into consideration such stalwarts as Cab Ren- Idk, the double Ail-American player of 1939-40 and & U. S. Olympic standout, and Buddy Mllllan and WANTED! 2 FIRST CLASS MECHANICS General Motors Experience Preferred but not neces- nary. Butt Be Capable and Experienced. Contact Mr Wayne P»\n«, Service Man- tff «r. Noble Gill Ponriac Co. Gale McArthur, other Aggie All- America players Iba says Barnhouse has all the qualities attendant to a good team performance. He is exceptional on defense and consistently rebounds better than taller, rivals. All this to go with his solid scoring now hitting a 12.1 point per game average. And to top this, Barnhouse has fouled out only four times in three seasons and has gone through the entire 1955 slate without a dismissal from the whistle. - Blosingame Wants In ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (fl— Rookie Don Blasingame has served notice he'll have to be strongly considered in the infield plans of the St. Louis Cardinals this season. Playing at second base, the clever Blasingame yesterday handled 10 chances, figured in three double plays, delivered a key two-base hit and made the top defensive play of the game. His team won 3-0. Aware that veteran star Red Schoendienst is his competition at second, Blasingame said he preferred to play second but "I'd be willing to try short if I it will help me make the team." HIGH AND MIGHTY — That's how 6-7 Frank Sullivan, Boston Red Sox pitcher, looks to Joseph Crowninshleld of Tauton, Mass., a visitor to Bosox' Sarasota Base. Potty Berg Goes After 7th Title AUGUSTA, Ga. (ffi — Flame- haired Patty Berg of St. Andrews, 111., went after her seventh Titleholders championship today against a field including the top money winners of the Ladies' Professional Golfers Assn. tour and a host of other outstanding entires Miss Berg, fourth among the 1956 LPGA money winners with 32,781.83, set two tournament records in winning the Augusta Country Club coi'-se event last year Men's par is 72 and Women's par is 75. Her 72-hole total of 291 and her 08 for one round of the four-day event could be bettered by any number of players participating in this year's $5,000 medal play tour- namnt. Louise Suggs of Sea Island, Ga. who leads the winter circuit money winners with S3.021, always plays the 6,270-yard Titleholders course well. The slim Georgian won this event in 1946 and again in 1954 She could dethrone the chunky defending champion. Also considered top contenders are Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S C., and Fay Crocker of Montevideo, Uruguay. Dell Kiwanis Host Cagers DELL—The senior boys and girls basketball teams were guests of the Dell Kiwanis Club here last week. Captains David Cook and Dianne Buck introduced the players on their teams and a film of the Arkansas-Ole Miss football game was shown. "It was one of the most entertaining evenings the' Kiwanis Club has enjoyed in many meetings," said Roy Littlefield, Kiwanis public relations man. NBC Grabs TV Grid Rights NEW YORK (Si — National television rights for college football next season have been awarded to the National Broadcasting Company by the NCAA television committee. The 1956 program provides for nation -wide telecasts on eight dates, seven of them Saturdays and the other Thanksgiving Day. Regional telecasting will prevail on five other Saturdays. These will be handled by the individual colleges and conferences. The schedule of games to be carried nationally will be nounced shortly. Detroit Plans To Escape Mo-Valley DETROIT (AP) — The University of Detroit, in a surprise move, last night abolished the post of athletic director and announced plans to drop out of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Rev. Ceiestln J. Steiner, S. J. president of the university, also announced abolishment of the 14- ,nai. board of athletics, which has sowed as a faculty, student and amnini advisory group on athletics. He also said he intended to press tor formation of a new conference 'it schools. "The Missouri Valley Conference is a fine, sound and developing league in which the teams are evenly matched," Father Steiner (.old a meeting of the athletic ' board. •'However," he added, "the University of Detroit is not in the Valley. I definitely prefer td be out of the conference. The teams in the league are not attractive to fans in this area, and the cost of travel for out-of-town games is prohibitive." Contracts Completed Contracts with other MV schools have been completed for the 1956 and 1957 seasons, Father Steiner said, and Detroit will remain in the conference through those seasons. However, he said, "if by mutual agreement some of the schools release us from those agreements, then we may terminate them." Other schools in the conference are Houston, Oklahoma A&M, St. Louis, Tulsa, Wichita and Bradley. Father Steiner said from now on the school's athletic policies will be guided by three committees, whose membership or functions he did not disclose. He did not name other members of the proposed new conference. Previously, he had talked of a league of independent schools in the" Midwest. A^ain Father Steiner spoke of his "hopes of having Detroit compete against big-time athletic pow- Read Courier News Classified Ads BEER HAS A $45,864,582 INVESTMENT In Arkansas More than 3,000 small independent merchants — beer retailers and wholesalers are helping keep Arkansas prosperous. 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"The eye's okay, won't need any stitches. I'm sorry about your nose." That's dressing room—not drawing room—chitchat between England's John L. Sullivan, the victor on a split decision, and Jackie LaBua, the gracious loser, shortly after they nad bt-ttered each other for 10 slug-and-clinch rounds in a nationally televised, fight last night LaBua had dropped into Sullivan's dressing room to pay his respects. "I just couldn't get started," remarked LaBua. "I was ashamed of myself. I didn't feel like I should have been in there at all. Y'know I just can't get mad in the ring In a street fight I could go crazy but I just can't get mad to the ring." Sullivan, every bit the gentleman grinned and said: "You sure take a gopd punch." And that was the fight in a nutshell. Sullivan knocked LaBua down In the fifth round with a sharp right to the jaw. LaBua bobbed right back up, but had to take an automatic 8-count. The handsome youngster from East Meadow, N. Y., took every punch. He would throw a few counter punches, 'then clinch. "It was the clinches that bothered me," .said Sullivan, who thought he won comfortably. "I took it easy the first two rounds. Then my trainer told me to go out and throw leather. So I threw leather. But he clinched too much. I couldn't get at him." Sullivan weighed 160'/ 2 , LaBua 159 The fight was decided by a single point. Judge Dick Albino's card had It 5-4-1 for Sullivan. Judge Ted Shells called it LaBua 5-3-2, while Referee Joe Palmer gave It to Sullivan 5-4-1. OUTFITS for young men of fashion Fine Apparel for Men and Boys BOYS EASTER SUITS Smart-Spring weight fabrics in light gray, light blue, light tan and dark blue. They're beautifully tailored with careful attention given to every detail. Coniplete sizes 6 through 20. 98 from 19 BOYS SPORT COATS Smart new slub weave patterns in the light soft shades of spring. Blend smartly with slacks. Tan, gray and blue in soft colors. Complete sizes 6 to 20. 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