The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 30, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1955
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PAQI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER SO, 1969 y&u Cjeorae New System for Chicks, But It's Still Racehorse Blytheville's Chickasaws may come out with a new offensive formation in their opening basketball encounter against tomorrow night, but you can bet the Chicks of Jimmy Fisher will still play a "racehorse" brand of basketball. Fisher likes to move the ball fast a,,d you can be certain there II fee ao change In that system of thought. In fact, he's been kncnVn to bench his entire starting team because they wouldn't bring the ball down court with speedy passing and teamwork. His new system, called the "tandem post" is expected to utilize even further the speed he has on his present squad. Speed on the basketball couri can eo a long ways toward alleviating a shortage of height. AND THAT'S WHAT Fisher must do this year. He had to do it last year but the situation regarding height is even worse now. Though he didn't have a real big boy last year, his average height was a little better. The new system, which is simply a different method of setting player positions in the forecourt, will put the speed of Freddy Basilic Odds Down to 7-5 For Title Bout By DAVE O'HARA BOSTON (AP) — Welterweight champion Carmen Basilio, a battle-scarred veteran unbeaten in more than two years, returns a courtesy and risks his title against young Tony DeMarco tonight in a rematch of one oi the year's best slugtests. a 28-year-old ex-Marine Akerc "sobby Jones and Billy Daniels and the rebounding of Charles Abbott to even greater use. Fred Hodge's ability as a rcbounder and follow shot artist also should be used to greater advantage. There'll be no let up in use of the "racehorse" fast break. Fisher assured us. "We'll use it whenever we can. The new setup will be used only when we can't get a shot away when bringing the ball down." Wilson Hangs First Defeat On Armorel WILSON — Wilson's Bulldogs Four Pemiscot Gridders Named All-Conference CARUTHERSVILLE — Four Pem- Basilio. from Canastota, N. ¥., rules only a shght favorite In his first de- tcnse since lifting the title from tl,e 23-year-old bomb-throwing Bostonian in a sensational brawl last June 10. Odds dropped from 9-5 to less than 1-5 on Basilio. The Boston Garden fight is scheduled for 15 rounds, but few experts figure it | will so the distance. i Basilio, with an undefeated j string of 14 fights, is returning a courtesy by meeting DeMarco on the challenger's home grounds. "Carmen Basilio handed Armorers Tigers their first j iscot County football players were! Tony made his first defense of the loss of the young season here last I named to the Missouri portswriters j tide in Syracuse, N. Y., and lost nlglU by a 54-37 count. FISHER SAID he has been studying and experimenting with the system for a long time. He first did some work with it during his last year at Henderson State Teachers College. "It's a fairly new system but is getting more mid more popular >11 the time," be said. "I think it's best suited for the type material we have this year." Much of his work with it has been based on his own ideas and in that respect it is somewhat original. However, he said he learned much about the method and its variations from material he got from the coach of Marquette University. He said he wrote the coach, who has turned out some of the top cage ttams in the nation, and received a book and movie on the jystem. The system has been used by a few teams for some time but it s likely to be the first time for an Arkansas high school team to put it In practice. • • « Rodgers Shows Well at Rice ' Wade Rodgers, standout athlete for Osceola last year, has completed a highly successful season on the Rice Owl freshman football team, we're Informed. The son of Dr. and Mrs. M\ f. Roilgcrs of Osceola was home for Thanksgiving holidays last week. Word is that Jess Necly and his staff at Rice are expecting great thinirs from Rodgers in coming years. Wade was starting quarterback on the Rice freshman squad during the past season. Playing ill the final game against the Baylor fresh, Rndgers threw three touchdown passes to lead his mates to a 28-14 victory. During the season the ex-Sevninoie all-staler and a member of the West team of the 1355 High School all-America game at Memphis threw five touchdown passes, scored one and played practically full- time The Owlets were undefeated for the year. lit also will he a member of the freshman basketball team during the coming months. But Armorel evened the score in the girls game with an easy 57-14 '" win over the Wilson sextet. While the Bulldogs were able to crack the Armorel team, they louldn't stop the Tigers' shooting ice Carl Patterson. Patterson got al! but nine of his teams' points as he pushed 28 markers through :he net. Bill Tranum paced the Bulldogs with 25 points. Wilson led all the way and was in front 36-22 at intermission. GIRLS GAME Decision Expected Soon on Miami COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miami's fate as a potential member of the American Assn. hung in the balance today as league directors studied a "dry run" schedule to determine mileage and expenses of travel to the Southern city. view of the association's new One baseball man said in all seriousness, "The best thing would be for each club to buy its own plane." headach, at Louisville. Tlie Bostoi Red Sox. who have operated al | Louisville since 1938, put the franchise on the market Monday nighl The association made a coucllia-| c J,, t , ,.„„- Fnn _ ^r^^ho-pi^'in C..CO club d'toe Pacific Coast Wilson M. Jones 12) J. Bowen f4) Camper (5) . Bowen McNabb Nicholson ros. Armorel .. F (30) P. Hughes ... 17) Coates .. (201 Hudson B. Hughes Dodson Dickson Substitutions: Wilson — P. Jones (2.1, V. Lynch (1). Chandler. Woodyard. Duck. Wilkie. B. Lynch. Armorel — Northcutt and Cassidy. BOYS GAME Wilson Pas. Armorel Peeper (6) .... F (28) Patterson Suggs .... F •--• ( 4) Stennit B Tranum (25) . C .. (1) Williams Cissell (10) G Coates Rogers (4) G . 121 M. Elliott Substitutions: Wilson — Tranum (4) Floyd (4), Chism (1), Sano, Carpenter, Beall, Wiley, Coburn. Armorel — Stevenson, Garrison (2), Curtis, McGee, Elliott. Luxora Triumphs In Pair Association's mythical all-conference first teams. Jack Taylor, guard for Caruth- :!ie crown on a 12th-round TKO. The champion also will be out in halt what could become a string. crsville's Tigers, was named to the j In the last two welter title f tghw. Big Eight Conference first team. j rh&mpions have lost the crown in Three Hayti Indians were named to th Little Six first team. They are Ralph Estes, guard; Larry Sides, end, and Ernie Chism, tackle. Two CaruehersvilLe players were named to the Big Eight second, team. They are George Cook, right half, and Bob Bartholomew, quarterback. Jim Leslie, Caruthersville let; half, and Gerald Clayton, Caruthersville end, were named to the third team. End Bill Watkins of Caruthersville was given honorable mention. Hayti's Tom Shrey was named to the Little Six second team and Jim Richard of Hayti was named to the third team. Both play in the backfield. Charles Broks, Hayti center, received honorable mention. Missco Tops Keiser Twice In Cage Games first defenses. DeMarco stopped Johny Saxton, making his first defense of the championship, in the 14th round April 1, and then lost to Basilio. All told. 11 welterweight champions have lost their titles the :irst time they've put them on the line, and seven have regained ihem. ABC will broadcast and telecast the bout, with New England TV blacked out. Brisk Ticket Sale The prospects of another bristling punching duel and DeMarco's lir.c showing in tralnig has resulted in a brisk ticket sale. Promoter Sam Silverinan expects a near-capacity crowd of 13,000 and, gross receipts of about S190.000. Since winning the title. Bisilio has gone 20 rounds in competition, i outpointing Italo Scortichini and ! Gil Turner in over-the-wetght affairs. He has an over-all record of 47-11-7 with 21 knockouts and never has been stopped. DeMarco has had only one fight since losing his title — a quick in Boston Sept. 14. His record is 41-5-1 with 26 kayos. He has been stopped three times. WEST RIDGE — Missco High's Tigers swept both ends of a doubleheader with Keiser teams here last night. The boys won easily 13-55 but the girls had to stage a list quarter rally to cop a 57-55 victoiv. Keiser's M. Smith and Missco's Holmes staged a personal scorm.; i duel in the girls game with S winning out 29-25. The game close all the way. In the boys game, Missco's David Hall dunked in 31 poin'.s to pace the Tigers. Grove with 20 was LUXORA-The Panthers of LUX- i high for Keiser. ora swept a pair of basketball games Friday night the Tigers entertain from West Memphis here last night 1 Oosncll s Pirates in a doubleheader with the girls edging the Blue Devil here, galloping to a girls 58-58 and boy; 55-39 win. It was close only for a quarter in GIUUS' GAME Missco 1'os. Keiser "Clark F . B. Miller, 14 the boys' game with the score tied, Holmes. 25 F .. Spain, 13 after eight minutes at 12-12. J Miller, 14 F .. M. Smith, 29 The Panthers pulled a\vny 35-25 lead at halftime. Braggadocio Edqes Wardell ^\By72-69Count was ' BRAGGADOCIO — Braggadoco won over Wardell 72-69 in a close basketball contest here last night. Braggadocio had a narrow 40-36; edge at halftime in the Pemiscot ', County Conference battle. | Geurian paced Braggadocio's scoring by meshing 28 points. Fisher was high for Wardell with 29. Wardell defeated Braggaddocio 54-42 in a B game. A GAME Tony DeMarco to ft Billy Looncy led Luxora with iu points. Barren led the girls in their nip- ancl-tuck affair with 36 points to top | Warren. West Memphis' Black who iiad 31. j Luxora plays host to Wilson Fri-1 Autry G Coley May. G Creecy Girdles' G DuVall Substitutoins: Missco — Freshour 18. Watts. Keiser — Coggins. BOVS CAME day night. Mil trying to shift their Toledo franchise to Miami despite solid league opposition. It asked for a sample schedule. One was drawn up calling for two trips to eacli city, including two 2,:00-milc hops between Miami and Denver. There were indications, however, that the opp< sition was weakcuingj Cole Makes First Public Appearance CROSSETT, Ark. i.-Pl — George Cole, veteran member of the Uni- veisity of Arkansas coaching staff, Inst night made his first public appearance since siillcnng a heart attack several weeks ago. Cole spoke ut a bviviquct hinwriu 1 ^ the Crossett High School football team. League. Johnny Murphy, Boston farm director, promised to Rive the association a definite statement of policy by utlirdny, if possible. Boston lias advised Fred Grimm' Louisville general manager, to try to negotiate a sale to local interests. An otitside group, which would operate in Louisville, is bidding. Ed Dohcrty, .ussoclalion president and a former Boston executive. was coruidem the Red Sox would do "the honorable thine." Luxora 1'os. Ban-on. 36 P McGloughln, 8 P Cnrr, 12 F B. Clark Ci Bourlanu <J S. Leigh G Substitutes: Luxora—C. Leigh, 2. Ford. Hudson; West Memphis — Caffey, Frnzlcr, Recce, R. Caffey. Morgan, 6 . Kemp. 13 .. W. 1 Memphis |D. Hall 31 . M. Young, 12j Garner, 8 . Johnson, 131 Davis, 12 Black, 31 - • •• Foley Weaver Parker 1-os. Keiser . P .. Clarence, 10 .. F Grove, 20 .. C Jimmy, 12 . G Smith, 13 . G . Spain Substitutions: Missco — Lacy. B. Hal! 2, Glenn, Williams 1, Jones: Keiser — whitehead, L. Smith, Polk. Braggadocio Getlrian, 28 Lack, 3 Grinstead, 17 Bruton, 14 Coppedge, 6 Substitutes: 4, McLemore, Wilson 6. Warden Cain, 8 Redmond, 12 Boren, 12 Bullock. 2 Fisher. 29 Braggadocio — Scott Grain; Wardell — Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 105. Syracuse 97 Fort Wayne 104, New York 39 St. Louis 108, Philadelphia 95 Holland Has 15 Games Left On Cage Slate HOLLAND — The Holland basketball team will journey to Steele Friday night for action. Remainder of the schedule: Dec. 9—Braggadocio, there 13—Caruthersville, here 15—Hayti. there 16—Cooler, there 20—Hornersville, here Jan. 3—Braggadocio, here 5—Wardell, here 12—Steele. here 13—Deering, here 11—Caruth. there 19—Bragg City, there 21—Manila, there 24—Cooter, here 27—Deering, there Feb. 3—Ross, there The Holland cagers have been invited to participate in the invitational tournament at Cape Girardeau, nee. 26-30. They will also take part in the Steele tourney, Dec. 5-8. and the county tourney at Bragg City Feb. 6-11. Cotton States League Folds Three of Six Loop Teams Will Be Unable to Operate COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) -The Cotton States League one of the nation's oldest professional baseball circuits, will close down next Jan. 1 because three of its six members won t BOYS CAME Luxora Lonoy. - J fl Towlis. 4 Hudgins. 2 Anders, 2 Chrisco, 16 P P C G G Substitutes: Luxor W. Memphis Hicks, 8 Hinton, l> Coburn, 7 Martin, 6 Leigh, 4 — Staggs, 2 Manuel, Barch. While Clark; White. This was interpivUrd to mean the! Chirk; West Memphis— Scott, Foley Red Sox woulti operate at Louis- > Bowen 4, Davis, Roaery, Davis, Lain- villc, sale or . not. I bert 4. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tampa, Fia — Willie Pep, 127',;.. Hartford, Conn, outpointed Pnppy Gault, 124, Sparlanburg. S. C., 10. Miami Beach, Fla — Hex uiyne 209 v i. Salt Lake City, outpointed Mike Hammer, 190',i, Detroit, 10. Trenton, N. J. — Jimmy Garcia. 18S, New York, stopped Johnny Bowman, 162, New York, 2. Carpenter Work Contract or Hourly No Job Too Big or Too Small Phone 3-9680 or 3-4464, ext. 105 CONTRACTORS Ray Saundtn & E. McGaha For Men of DECISION— A Better Straight Kentucky Bourbon $C24 $033 $167 J FIFTH J PINT I '/> F WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS . • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Mem PIMM 3-S122 FREEMAN WINTER- WEIGHTS ^ '*p We'll bet you'll be surprised how FREEMAN has built a wonderful new lightweight "feel" into these new "winterweights"... without sacrificing traditional heavyweight service. Slip on a pair and see. FAMILY SHOE STORE W. MoinlBPhon* 2-2342^ be able to operate. Judge Emmet Harty of Green-* villc. Miss., president of the Class C loop, announced here last night that league would be dissolved. Harty said three clubs couldn't I operate next season, but he declined to elaborate. However, Harty indicated that the teams of Hot "springs. Ark., and Meridian | and Vlcksburg. Miss., were having! financial troubles. j First word of the league's dissolution came from Harty, who is httending the annual minor leagues' meeting here, in a tele- to Charles Kerg. sports editor of the Greenville (Miss.) Delta Democrat-Times. No Customers Lack of customers has plagued the league, which va* an 8-team circuit until last year, for the past several Reasons. Meridian took over the Pine Bluff *Ark.) franchise in mid-season last summer after poor attendance forced the transfer. Kerg said that only three league members — Monro, La., El Dorado, Ark., and Greenville, Miss.— ( were represented at a recent j league meeting in Greenville. Hej said it has been reported thati only Monroe, the pennant and! playoff winner, broke even on last 1 season's operations. j In addition -,o a winner, Monroe had a strong drawing: card in Roy and Ray Mantle, twin brothers of, New York Yankee star Mickey! Mantle. I The Cotton State League has operated intermittently since 1902. It suspended operations in 1941, but resumed play in 1948. Heisman Trophy To Cassady NEW YORK (HI — Howard (Hop- along) Cassady. Ohio Slate's All- America back, is the third straight mld-wctsern football player to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy. The elusive Columbus, Ohio, native who led the Buckeyes to their second straight Big 10 championship, won the award yesterday by a landslide in a poll of 1.324 sportswriters and broadcasters. Cassady, called "the greatest player of the century." by his coach, Woody Hayes, collected 2,219 points in the balloting conducted by the Downtown Athletic Cl-lb of New York to determine the "outstanding college fooball player in the United States." Last year's winner was Alan Ameche of Wisconsin. In 1953. the trophy, named in honor of John W. Heisman. one of football's great coaches, went to Johnny Lattner of Notre Dame. Jim Swink, junior halfback at Texas Christian, was second to Cassady in the voting with 742 votes. Others getting votes included: Bo Bolinger, Oklahoma, 148. Central Beats Lange 21-6 in Last Game of Y Football Season Te final game of the "Y" Grade school football league wound up in a blaze of glory for the central j team yesterday afternoon as they' put together a sparkling offense and stout defensive work to defeat Lange by a score of 21-6. Lange made a tight battle of it until the fourth quarter, but saw] their hopes wrecked as Central drove I 60 yards for the final TD. ( Central scored on the first play of the second quarter, as Ratliff broke through the middle, cut to his right and went down the sidelines 42 yards for the TD. Rignt guard and tackle opened a nice hole on the play. Ratliff also plunged for the extra point and Central led 7-0. After the kick-off Lange lost little time getting back into the game On the first series of downs, Lyndell Small slid of this right tackle and with good blocking room him mates romped 56 yards to make it 7-6. J. W. Hall was smeared on the trj or extra point. Central scored again on the second play from scrimmage of the second half, with Ratiiff carrying on the same play that produced the first score. Bill Dunavant skirted right end for the extra point, making it 14-6, Johnny Smotherman threw the block that sprung Ratliff. Lange immediately threatened, but had to punt after making a couple of first downs. In the fourth period, Johnny Smotherman took a hand-off and raced into the end zone from four yards out, after Ratliff had set up the score on two runs for good yardage. The latter then booted the extra point with Vic stilwell holding to make it 21-6. CARS DON'T HIBERNATE LIKE BEARS! Noooooo... Cars don't hibernate like hears, fellow! You need to give your car or truck the care it deserves! Bring it in and let us check the Cooling & Exhaust System Starting & Lighting Engine & Clutch Sooooooo, you are going to go down first thing tomorrow and get it done. 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