The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1956 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Sunday, March 25, 1956
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_SATURpAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1956 BI.YTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FTVK Chicks Drop Curtain * * * * # * * * # * *.* Second-Place Little Rock Here Tonight Saturday night is the toughest night of the week. Well, at least it is this week — for the Blytheville High Chickasaws. Seven members of Blytheville High School's basketball team will play before the hometown fans tonight at Haley Field Qym for the last time and it looks as though they'll have to do It the hard way. It seems the snarling, second- place Little Rock Tigers are due in town tonight for the wrap-up game o( the Big Eight Conference and they'll be looking for their tenth victory of the campaign. The Tigers have won eight of theii last nine ball games. DEFEATING Ft. night, the Bengals Smith handed Chick Bob Whit* Chicks an opportunity to take undisputed possession of sixth place. But Little Rock could also turn the tables and jam the local athletes back into a tie with the Grizzlies, The seven seniors who graduate thw. semester are: Freddy Akers, Charles Abbott, Fred Hodges, Bobby Jones, Glen Ray Thomas. Robert White and Jimmy Bratcher, Only big Billy Daniels, Tommy Siayton and Dave Holt return next year. It is still a question mark whether or not Charles Abbott, Blythftville's rugged reboundcr, will open in the game. He's suffering from shin' splints, and missed dress rehearsals the last two days. He'll leave a Dig hole out there # # # Pops Kicked Out of Little Big 8 Meet LITTLE ROCK — After winning their first game here ^yesterday morning in the junior high tournament, the Blytheville Papooses took it on their smooth little chins last night from Little Rock's West Side School, 51-19. The Ramsey High juniors were victims of the Paps yesterday morning, 36-33. In that game, the score was knotted after the first quarter, 11-11, bt't the Paps edged awny to R , . ..i , • • i three-point halftime cushion. The and Chie Garibaldi of St. Louis, CUFriton wasn't too soft, however, renew their ring rivalry here Mon- The R amsey boys drove closer to day night when they take part in trai i Dy only one polnt gomg in t 0 a six-man tag bout at Memorial [ ne fin a ] frame. Audlorium. | The Paps held on as big BIN Roberts and Garibaldi will be ly Harvison completely dominated members of opposing teams in the both backboards. He also tallied bout which is scheduled to high- 19 points. Doug Dorrls fouled out light the American Legion's week- : in the second quarter and was rely wrestling show. I placed by Pap Cherry who played ex-undertaker and » ™ry good game. _ The athletes of Coach John Koldus never relinquished the lead. Here's the complete boxscore on last night's fray: 51-19 West Side Paps Hathcote, 2 Harvison, 4 Jackson, I Watson, 3 Garner, 6 Dorris, 8 G|llham, 20 Smith, 3 McClean, 7 Rounsavall, 1 Drcnnen, 6 Cherry Chic Garibaldi, Red Roberts In Legion Ring A PAIR of wrestling veterans, Eugene (Red) Roberts of Little Rock Roberts, the former southern junior heavyweight king, will bring along Herb Larson and Eddie Malone as his partners in the bout which Garibaldi calls on Joe Welch and Luke Fields for help. Payne GElloway, 2 THIS BOUT should be a wild affair. Roberts will be out to settle a pair of old grudges. In addition to his running duel with Garibaldi, he also has « standing argument with Welch who has long been one of his bitterest ring enemies. Garibaldi is rated one of the top Gary, 2 heavyweights In the nation today | Rath, J and considered by some as the most likely successor to world champion Lou Thez, a brother St. Louisan. In addition to the main event, three one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with- Garabaldl taking on Malone, Kooerts meet- Ing Fields and Welch going against Larson. Bruce .... Boyd ... Huey Bldridge Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis 116, Syracuse 103 Philadelphia 135, Boston 129 AlCHasNew Champion RUSSELLVILLE, Ark, Wl—When the Arkansas A and M Boll Weevils defeated Arkansas Tech 73-66 here last night, they handed a championship to Troy Bledsoe for his first season as a college basketball couch. A and M's victory clinched the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championship. Bledsoe came to A and M last j year from Jonesbcro High School, where coached a Class A state, championship team in '1954. ' 01. the hardwood if he doesn't start. LITTLE ROCK bombed Pt. Srnitn last night by a 56-31 final count after a comfortable 21-12 h&lftlme jump. Harry Vines and Marshall Day, it was reported, did most of the work in that one, and no doubt this pair won't be purring sweetly for the 'Jhicks tonight either. Vines is a 6-3 center while Marshall Day is a relative newcomer tc the team. He started the season manufacturing points for the B team but Coach Lawrence Mobley quickly found a nice slot for him on the varsity. One of Little Rock's best scorers Is versatile Jerry Smith, • lumping 6-2 rebounding ace. Wiggins and Larry Whitley will probably get starting assignments at the guard positions. Whitley is a 5-9 playmaker. • • • HOME ATTENDANCE is still ascending here but there have been plenty seats available for all Blytheville games this year, except, of course, for the fight with neighboring Leachville. Can the Chickasaw tame the Tiger? Well, they failed earlier in the season 59-52, but tonight, starting at 8 o'clock, it'll be an entirely new chapter. The final chapter. Don't miss it. It's a chance to be entertained — without squirming through com- mcrcials. SWC Title On Line Tonight The Southwest Conference basketball race plunges down the last mile tonight with the clash ,of Southern Methodist and Arkansas at Dallas putting the championship on the line. Southern Methodist, unbeaten In 10 conference games, can sew up its second title in a row by beating Arkansas. A loss, however, would leave the decision up to SMU's battle with Rice at Houston Tuesday. Arkansas must win its last two conference games to' get a possible tie for the title. The Razorbacks close the league race Tuesday ninght against Texas Christian at Payettevllle. A jammed crowd will see Southern Methodist seek Its twenty- third straight victory at home and also try to clinch the. champion- shi pand make next week's windup play meaningless. Ows Still Hoping The game is the first Southwest Conference tilt to be carried on a television network. Starting at 8 p. m. CST It will be carried by KFJA-TV, channel 11, Fort Worth; KARK-TV, channel 4, Little Rock, Ark., and KPSA-TV channel 22, Fort Smith, Ark. The Rice Owls kept their slim chances for second place in the race by downing the Texas Ag- gies 85-61 last night at College Station. Temple Tucker paced the Owls with 22 points while George Mehaffey with 15 was high man for the Aggies. Texas and Baylor battle in an unimportant game at Waco tonight. .Texas A and M and Texas clash at Austin Tuesday. Arkansas is the last to wind up She season. The Razorbacks play Tulsa at Tulsa March 1' and St Louis at Payetteville March 5. The conference champion will go into the NCAA playoffs. Chick Glen Ray Thomas Caruthersville Clips Cardwell, 59-52 CARUTHEHSTCLLE — Caruthersville's Tigers whipped Cardwell's Indians, 59-52 after a close first half here last night. The Tigers continually got point .margins which were quickly broken by Cardwell throughout most of the first half. In the last two minutes of the opening half Caruthersville jumped to a bigger lead and stayed there The Tigers were ahead 31-23 at the half. Bennie Green spearheaded Ca ruthersville's attack by racking up 17 points. Gerald Clayton scored 14 for. the Tigers. Gerry McDonald and Berlon George were high for Cardwell with 15 each. Cardwell won the B game 56-44. The tight battle was tjed 24-24 at halftime. Harold Gortner and Jerry Thompson scored 13 each for the Tigers. Jeriel Summitt was high for Cardwell with 17. A GAME Caruthersville Pos. Clayton, 14 Green, 17 Patterson, 6 Edgerton, 9 Mitchle, 12 F P C G G Cardwell McDonald, 15 R. Vaughn, 5 Franks, 4 George, 15 B. Vaughn, 10 Subs: Caruthersville — Cook, 1, Gortner. Cardwell—Huffore, 3. Nine of 18 Wrestlers on Michigan State's squad are products of Lansing high schools. 29 Points for Big Bill Russell By BEN OLAN The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons needed only four more victories today to complete an unbeaten regular season basketball scheduled and North Carolina's Tarheels were assured of a tie lor first place in the final Atlantic Coast Conference standings. The top-ranked Dons crushed Santa Clara 80-44 last night for, their 47th consecutive triumph. All- i America Bill Russell rammed In 29 points, his highest total of the season. San Francisco's 80 points was Its second highest total of the campaign and the 36-point spread the largest in Its 21 victories this year. ACC Is Hot Ninth-ranked North Carolina took a temporary lead In the hot ACC competition by bentlnsf Duke 73-65. The Tarheel advantage, however, wih .last only until tonight's North Carolina State-Wake Forest game. Both N. C. State and .Wake For- eot arc 10-3 in' league action and the winner will deadlock' North Carolina for first, place. Should sixth-rated State come through, It will automatically be top-seeded in t;ic ACC tournament which gets underway In Raleigh next, Thursday. : . UCLA «nd Oklahoma City were It.* 'only other ranking college I tiT'ins lo see action last night. | ' T.:o'Urulns No. 15, moved fur. Ihcr nlong Ihc rotd to the Pacific Coats Conference tltl* by defeating I I Oi egon 95-71 while Oklahoma City, No 18, was triped by Seattle 70-63 ir a game between two NCAA "at- large" entries. Win For Utah Duquesne, which will defend its NIT title In New York next month, walloped Villanova 80-61. In other games. Utah came from behind in Uio final minutes to beat Brigham Young 82-77 and virtually ,sew up the Skyline Conference crown. William and Mary downed Davidson 77-67 Penn staved off Brown's late rally to win 90-79 In the Ivy Leegue, and LaSalle routed Scranton 82-51. San Francisco next plays Col- Icgi of the Pacific Feb. 28. Then come Pepperdlne,\Loyola (Calif.) and St. Mary's (Calif.), The Dons already have beaten each of these teams handily. | ings. Lennie Rosenbluth was the big Sophomore gun in North Carolina's victory over llth-ranked Duke. Leading ACO scorer.he dropped In 31 points as the Tarheels came from behind Joe Tebo, the Ivy League's top scorer, led Brown's second half surge. His 38 points set a school season's scoring record of 440. Brown cut Penn's 23 a 34-28 halftime deficit to grab the I P oint margin to nine with five min- lead for good midway In the sec- ules to 8°. but Penn, led by Dick - - -- " ••- pulled ond half. to For Si Sihugo Green hit 20 points for Duquesne, and aided by Dave Bicketts and Mickey Winograd, pulled the Dukes into > 33-31 halftime lead after they had trailed 14-4. It was Duquesne's 12th vlcto- rj against nine losses. Villanova is 11-11. William and Mary, by winning, kept in the running for third place Ir the Southern Conference stand- Centrally Located For Easy Shopping Jjorthu I/raw Ktufa Coty JLJ HI-WAY DRUG We Give Top Value Stamps Fretilin Hairier. KP|. Pharmacist & M|r Chirln nrnxdnn, itwnnt Mliri *t Division Phone 2-2019 Czencsitz, pulled away. Czencsltz wound up with 32 points. BIG 8 RESULTS Pine Bluff 78, Texarkana 60 Little Rock 56, Ft. Smith 31 More than TOO Cars at Steele More than 100 cars showed up for the Sttele stock car drag races on the airport landing strip last Sunday afternoon. Racing lasted for more than three hours. There'll be more of the same again this Sunday, and every Sunday . . . weather permitting, of course. The Steele entries drove off with all the important wins. Here are the winners as announced by flagman Harold Cobb: Top honors taken by a mysterious red and white 1955 Buick Century . . . identified by signs on the side of the car which read "King of the Airport — from Steele." Light car: A 1956 Pairlane Ford owned and driven by John Averett of Steele. 1950 models and under: Flagman Harold Cobb, driving a 1947 Pleetline Chevrolet. Caruthersville, Blytheville, Hayti, Steele and many other communities were represented. There were no accidents during any of the runs. Rocky Bombs John L. With Right Hand Leads By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — One hour after Rocky Castellani battered out a 10 round decision over England's Johnny Sullivan in Madison Square Garden last night they shook hands warmly in Castellani's dressing room. "Nice fight, Rock}'," said the 23- year-old Sullivan. "You fooled me woth those right hand leads. I'm not used to a guy throwing a right hand without first seeing a left. I'll have to get used to that." "You jave me a good scare, Johnny," replied Rocky. The right hand leads were the big difference in the 10-rounder. 1 After Sullivan staggered the 12-5 favored Castellani in the second round, the more experienced, 28- year-old middleweight contender took the play away with his fas rights to the jaw. After the early rounds, Sullivan aimed most of his blows to the body. Referee Barney Felix and Judge Prank Forbes each scored It 6-3-1 for CasteUani. Judge Bert Grant made it unanimous with a 6-4 vote for Rocky. The AP card had Castellani ahead, 6-3-1. Sullivan had a two pound weight edge, 161 to 159. Castellani's next bout will be in Cleveland, March 28, against an opponent to be selected., It could be either Bobby Boyd or Milo Savage. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penn 90, Brown 79. Duquesne 80, Villanova 61 LaSalle 82, Scranton 51 Lafaeytte 63, Bucknell 62 North Carolina 73, Duke 65 William & Mary 77, Davidson 67 Rice 85, Texas A. & M. 61 Seattle 70, Oklahoma City 63 Washington (St. Louis) 72, Drake 66 North Dakota State 84, North Dakota 74 Southeastern Okla. 74, Northeastern Okla. 61 Okla. Baptist. 62, East Central Okla. 54 Culver-Stockton 80, Tarkio 72 Ottawa (Kan.) 68, Bethany (Kan) 66 Missouri Valley 77, Westminster (Mo.) 67 McPherson 70, Baker 61 Warrensburg (Mo.) 5€, Maryvillfi !Mo.) 47 Friends 73, Bethel (Kan.) 72 San Francisco 80, Santa Clara 44 UCLA 95, Oregon 71 Utah 82, Brigham Young 77 Stanford 81, Washington State 76 Utah State 73, Montana 67 California 74, Washington 62 Denver 80, Wyoming 74 Leachville Meets Hope For Class A Junior Crown LEACHVILLE — The Leachville Cubs, perhaps the classiest junior ciuh in the state, meets Hope here tonight in final game of the Class A state junior tournament. The game starts at 8 o'clock. The Cubs moved into the final by clawing Marshall last night, 51-44. Marshall was figured to be the team to beat Leachville in -the meet, so the Cubs will be favored tonight. The game last night was splendid exhibition, with Leachville's great defense grabbing the spotlight Tommy Kennett again was high man but C. Towell, 13, and E. Towell, 12, were right behind. • Hope tied the game at 4-4 but never led. At times they rallied to come within 2 and 3 points on several occasions, and once came as close as a single point away. Leachville held the halftime lead, 29-24. Observers felt it was the best game of the tournament. An all- tournament team 'Will be announced after tonight's contest. Leachville Pos. Marshall E. Towell, 12 F Waed. 6 C. Towell, 13 .. F Hall, 8 Ward, 7 C ... Bradford, 9 Kennett, 14 .... F Myatt, 9 Byrd, 5 G Treat, 8 Subs: Marshall — Evans, 4. Other state high school tournament results; Class A Junior Boys Quarter-finals Newport 39, Drew Central, Monticello, 36 .Semifinals, Hope 44, Newport 43 Quarter-finals Emerson 32, Texarkana 2S Ashdown 59. Alma 67 (overtime) Class B Senior Girls Class A Senior Girls ' Quarter-finals Glendale 49, Bismarck 42 Mountain View 61, Village 54 Semifinals Greenbrier 61, Moro 54 Glendale 69, Mountain View 60 Class B Junior Boys Quarter-finals Grady 26, Parker's Chapel 25 (overtime) Yellville 57, Delight 36 Ml: FLASH CAMERAS MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 27 8:15 p.m. 6 MAN TAG MATCH 90 Minute Tim* Limit - Best 2 Out Of 3 Fall* RED ROBERTS,'HERB LARSON and EDDIE MALONE CHIC GARIBALDI, JOE WELCH and LUKE FIELDS Adulti 50e — Children 15e 30 Minute Time Limit 3 /-FALL MATCHES Garibaldi vs. Maloni Robert* vs. Fields Larson vs. Welch Osceola, Wilson Fall in District S,emi-F inals MONETTE —The Mississippi County entries here in the District 3B senior high school basketball tournament were booted by the quintets from Craighead County last night in semi-final games. The Craighead squads will represent the district in the state tournament. Valley view tamed the Wilson Bulldogs, 89-69, and Monette slipped by Osceola's Seminoles, 72-tS. In the first game, Monette took charge with a 31-23 halftime bulge. The Seminoles stayed right with them but couldn't hold on. Richard Lucas played an inspired game in point production. He registered 33. Nelson Hopkins. 11, and Jack Reeves, 10, chipped in to help the offense, too. Unless Coach Austin Hanner schedules a game somewhere along the trail, the Seminoles will hang up their sneakers for the season. Same for Coach Bob Courtway's county champions. The Bulldogs defeated Osceola for the county just a week ago today. But Wilson couldn't handle Valley View here last night. Although Billy Tranum, one of the outstand- ing participant* in the week-long meet hit 34, the Bulldogs were simply overpowered. They trailed at the intermission, 51-22. Only one game here tonight. No consolation playoff. Monette Pos. P F C G G McElroy, 10 Lang, 14 B'singame, 18 Wallace, 16 Neddies, 4 Subs: Osceola Osceol& Wells, 5 Reece, a _Lucas, 33 Hopkins 11 Reeves. 10 Gentry, 1, Dye, 6. Monette—Mote, 10. Wilson Pos.' Valley View Peepers, 10 P Clarek, 14 Sugg, 8 P Wright, 16 Bill Tranum, 34 C Griffin, 28 Bob Tranum Q Ryan, 8 Cissell G Schisler, 10 Subs: Wilson — Cecil, 4. Valley View — McDanlels, 2, Steins, 8, Roach, 1, Emmons, 2, Collins. Brandt to Try Redbird Wings at Shortstop By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Several major league ball players have made the big switch from one position to another with good results. Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees was shifted from shortstop to the outfield Hank Aaron of Milwaukee, who came up as an infielder, moved to the .outer gardens Gil Hodges of Brooklyn, one of the big leagues' top first basemen, formerly was a catcher. Now the St. Louis Cards are go- ign to experiment with young Jackie Brandt, a heralded rookie who is considered almost a certainty to land a job in the majors this year. Tops In Garden Brandt the Internationa] League's rookle-of-the-year in 1955 with Rochester, is rated a top- fllpht outfielder. Present plans, however, call for the fleet native of Omaha, Neb., to get a crack at winning the Cards' regular shortstop berth. The experiment started in the St. Louis camp yesterday under the watchful eyes of Manager Freddie Hutchinson, Luke Appling and Billy Jurgess. The latter two know just about all there is to know about playing shortstop. "What can you lose," said Hulchinson. "Brandt can hit, he can throw, he's unusually fast and good shortstops who can hit are scarce. So we're going to give it a whirl." Alex Grammas, who played that position for the Cards last season, batted only .240 with three homers. Marty Marion, the former "Mr. Shortstop" of the Cards and current pilot of the Chicago White Sox, doesn't figure to do much experimenting with his charges in spring training. "We're a pretty set team," he said "The outfield is Minnie Min- osy. Larry Doby acquired from Cleveland, Jim Rivera and Bob Nieman. Sherm Lollar Is the catcher and Nellie Fox will be at second." He added that, except for the Dyess 54, Scranton 48 Semifinals Dyess 51, Grady 24 Yellville 45, Bismarck 39 pitching staff, only the first base, third and ' shortstop positions remain to be filled. * * * Unlucky Boyer ST. PETERSBURG, Ka. (/Pi— Ken Boyer, the St. Louis Cardinals' fine young third baseman, was lying on the rubbing table in the clubhouse as Trainer Doc Bowman cleaned out the ugly but not serious spike wound he had just received on the right leg. "Better it happened at this time than during the regular season," he muttered. "Maybe I'll be luckier this year." He pointed to a long Bear just above the right knee. "See that," he said, rubbing the spot gingerly, "that's from the spiking I got in Cincinnati early last season. That was a real lulu.". Hobbled by the injury, Boyer fell off both at. bat and on the field. By mid-season, he was hitting barely over .200. Comes Back But Boyer righted himself after the all-star game to bat well over .300 and finish with a .264 batting average. It was the first time he'd been below .300 since he turned professional in 1949. While his batting average was low, he showed good power with 27 doubles and 18, home runs as well .s 62 runs batted in. He was third in the league with 22 stolen bases and second among third basemen with a .952 fielding percentage. "I'm confident I'll do better this year," he said earnestly. "I've heard all about the sophomore jinx that year's experience and I know the pitchers better. I realize the pitchers must know a little more about me, too, but as long a* I think I will have the advantage, I've got the psychological edge. I know I'm not going to make as many mistakes as I did last year." Read Courier News Classified Ads. (Mole) (Mac) Liability & Auto Daniels - Williams Ins. 106 S. Second St. Phones 3-3548 - 2-2717 Blytheville. 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