The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE TWELYB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 19SB Chicks Open Tough Cage Slate Tonight Blytheville High Begins First Season in Big Eight There's a tough road ahead for Blytheville's Chickasaw basketball team, and it starts right off in style with tonight's season-opener against the rugged quintet from Southside High e The Tribe opens the toughest schedule it ever faced at Haley Field Gym tonight at 8 p.m. A preliminary game between the Blytheville Papooses and the Dyess juniors will get underway Papooses Open 15-Game Cage Slate Tonight Under the tutelage of Coach John Koldus, the Blytheville Papooses open their 15-game 1955-56 basketball season tonight in the preliminary game to the Chick-Southside contest. The Paps meet Dyess Junior High at 6:30 p.m. , With work underway for about a month, the Paps, while short on experience, have good size and are expected to fare well against their opponents. The Junior High is also a member of the Big Eight this year, but will compete only in the Big Eight junior tournament. The Paps will not Athletics Open And Close in '56 Chisox Against KANSAS CITY Ml — The Kansas City Athletics will open and close their 77 game home schedule •gainst the Chicago White Sox. The first home tilts with the White Sox will be April 20-21-22 and the closing dates Sept. 28-29-30. Forty-four night games, 12 Sunday and two holiday dates are included In the home schedule for the Athletics second American League schedule in Kansas City. Morning and afternoon games will be played on the holiday dates — Detroit May 30 and Cleveland Sept. 3, at 10U5 a.m. and 3 p.m. (CST). ! The night home schedule will open with Detroit April 23. The stadium is scheduled to be opened 76 times, not including exhibition games with the St. Louis Cardinals April 14 and 15. A doubleheader is scheduled with Baltimore Sept. 16. The first visit by eastern clubs begins with Baltimore May 15. Boston, New York and Washington follow in that order. The 13-0 victory scored over Vanderbilt this year was Mississippi's first shutout against the Commodores in a football series that dates play any of the other Big Eight junior teams in regular competition. Charles Watson and BUI Harvison are standout forwards for the Paps. Jerry Manley is the likely starter at center with Earl Smith and Jerry Rounsavall slated to take starting guard spots. The club has good height this year. Both Manley and Harvison are 6-1. Paps games will be played either as preliminaries to Chick, games or to Chick B games. Schedule Dec. 1—Dyess — Here 6—Leachville Here 8—Manila There 12—Wardell Here 14—Maiden There Jan. 2—Dyess There 5—Wardell There 9—Poplar Bluff Here 17—Leachvllle There 19—Dyess Here 33—Paragould There 26—Maiden Here 30—Manila Here Feb. o—Paragould Here 13—Poplar Bluff There Coach Frank McOuire has seven loiter men and six sophomores on his North Carolina University basketball team. His top performers are high scoring Lenny Rosenbluth and cap- back through 33 games since 1804. tain Jerry Vayda. It will be the first gsme for both clubs. The Chicks, district 3A champions last year, will be representing Blythevilfe as a full-fledged member of the Big Eight for the first time this season. First activity in Big Eight play for the Tribe will begin Dec. 16 when Pine Bluff comes,to town. Greene County Next Tomorrow night the Chicks travel to Greene County Tech for their only encounter of the year with the Yellowjackets. Veteran campaigners Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott were named yesterday as co-captains for the coming season, Coach Jimmy Fisher said. The pair will lead two other seniors, Fred Hodge and Bobby Jones, and an untried junior, Billy Daniels, to the court at starting whistle tonight. Akers and Jones are guards, Hodge will be at center and Abbott and Daniels at forwards. "Daniels is the key to our situation," Fisher said. "If he comes through as expected we should be in pretty fair shape." Daniels will be making his first appearance on the A team, though his activity on the B squad last year is well known. He has a sharp eye for the basket and, with fair height at about 6-2. is developing into a good rebounder. Experienced Hands Other starting positions for the Chicks are well-manned by experienced hands. Abbott at forward is an exceptional rebounder and will be, used in the keyhole in Fisher's new "tanden-post" offense. Hodge will work at the center post with Jones and Daniels in the side positions of the 1-3-1. Speedy Akers will be the play- maker on the outside. Akers, a three-year letterman in basketball, was all-district and all- state in junior high. Abbott was all-district hi Junior high and Jones, a fine shot from the outside, was all-state in junior high. The Chicks have a 4-1 lead in games over Southside in previous meetings, though all games have been fast-moving, closely-contested affairs. Southside is an unknown quantity this year, but they always are among the ,top teams In Memphis. New Ticket Price School officials announced today that a new ticket price policy will be in effect this year. The Big Eight Conference sets prices to be charged by all members for basketball games, it was explained. A call to the Arkansas Athletic Association in Little Rock today to determine the conference's set price failed to bring concrete results Officials there were not certain of the price. Blytheville School officials said prices for tonight's game will be 75 cents for adults and 25 for students, though that may be subject to change in the future to meet conference requirements. TOP again conch TERRAPINS — Jim Tatum. center, will play a strong hand st Oklahoma in the Miami Orange Bowl. Jan. 2. Maryland's leads with halfback Ed Vercb, left, and Bob Pellegrini. Dog Bites Referee ALTON, 111. I'/l'i—Biackie is one of those dogs who can't resist a football field during the heat ot battle. Ralph Paul, one of the officials at a Marquette-West Junior High football game at Public School Stadium, was bitten by the small dog while bending over a Inrge heap ot young Americans to determine the location of the ball. While spectators wondered if the official weighed the feasibility of a five-yard penalty, he contented himself with occasionally rubbing the offended leg, and eyeing the sidelines apprehensively between plays. Mori Playing It Safe MIAMI. Fla. <.PI — Owners have been known to forget to file entries for rich stakes races but that's not going to happen to Eugene Mori, new Hialenh president. His filly was the first nomination for the $25.000 Black Helen race. CHICK CO-CAPTAINS — A pair of senior Chickasaw basketball standouts of the past year or two have been selected to captain the Chicks for the coming season in their first bid for the Big Eight crown. They are Freddy Akers (left) and Charles Abbott. (Courier News Photo) After Sontee Cose Sports Promoters May Feel AAU's Ire By KYLE VANCE LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A crackdown on sports promoters by the Amateur Athletic Union was talked in AAU convention corridors today as an offshoot of the Wes Santee case. Santee, this country's Mr. Miler —its best current bet to crack the four-minute mile — got by a big hurdle yesterday in his hopes to remain in run-for-mn company. The deadline passed for challenging his reinstatement to the yoocl graces of the AAU alter & short suspension. He can only hope now that .some foreign country wun't ask the international Amateur Federation to disqualify him Case \ot Mentioned Samee was suspended by hU local registration board for accepting more .expense money thr.n the AAU allows when he ran the West Coast last spring. The Missouri Valley Assn. of the AAU rescinded the suspension. Without mentioning the ca^e of the switl Knnsan specifically, Louis G. Wilke. AAU president, said in an interview: "Through our district ivo i;-1ra- tion committees we are goint: to have to .screen promoters more thoroughly befre granting them the privilege of presenting events bearing the approval of the AAU " Altogether too often \ve are faced with the unpleasant task of ruling on the eligibility of ;ni individual athlete who i-s reporu~:d to Japanese Are Baseball-Crazy By HAL I1OVLE NEW YORK (API — Gil McDougald, the distinguished young New York Yankee in- fieider, lias returned from a! goodwill baseball safari to Japan in top condition except for a bad case of writer's cramp. "Everybody in Jnpan Is baseball- crazy — from kids lo oki men," he marveled. "They play It day and night nil the year round. And every fan seems to be an autograph collector. "One day I looked out my hotel window and saw a businessman playing catch during the lunch hour on the roof of the ' building across the street. He must have been 60 years old." The Yankees, who dropped the Ml Worlfl Series to the Brooklyn Podgers, did considerably better •gainst Japanese ball clubs. They won nil but one of their 20 games •nd that ended In * l-lo-l lie, called alter the 10th inning on account of darkness. * * * AS A MATTEK OF FACT, one of the plciusniUest tilings about the trip to the Yankees was that the Japanese, who are the soul of courtesy, never mentioned "Brooklyn" or "dodgers" once. "I never saw fans so polite," observed Gil. "They never hooted us a single time. "The stands were completely quiet — almost like a morgue — until the Japanese 1 team started a rally or a Yankee hit a home run. Then they'd go wild." The Yankees found the national pastime of Japan essentially the H»me as the American national pastime except the Japanese play on an ull-diri field and use a slightly lighter and smaller ball, "You ciin't knock It as far, and that bothered IIA a little," Admit ted McOoiiK»ld * * * HE GAVE THIS RMCMmcnt of; Japanese big league piny; j "They are fine in the infield, but seem to lack throwing strength from the outfield. The fans were particularly Impressed by the way Hank Bauer could pick up a line drive to right field and throw and catch the runner at first. "At bat the Japanese try too hard to powerhouse the ball instead of depending on coordination." But the most mysterious thing he found in the way baseball is played in the mysterious East WHS the pitching. "They use a hesitation ball," he said. "It was our biggest problem. The pitcher slows up at all stages of his windup; and depends on his windup to deceive the batter rather than on the spin or the speed of the ball. And every two or three innings the pitcher, worn out by his windup, would be replaced by a new pitcher." • * * AN AMERICAN pitcher, when he is relieved during n tense game, goes right to the showers, then hurries homu to pick a quarrel with his wife—or kick his dog around. "But \vlion a Japanese pitcher is jerked," said McDougald, "Me goes to the sidelines and pitches warmup balls tor another 15 minutes. I suppose he does it to save face in front of the crowd. Anyway, nobody boos him.' Carpenter Work Contract or Hourly No Job Too Big or Too Small Phone 3-9680 or 3-4464, ext. 105 CONTRACTORS Ray Sounders & E. McGaha have accepted too much expense money." He pointed out that such rulings affect only the athlete, adding: "The men who caused the kid to lose his eligibility go unchallenged. I s;iy let every district registration board doublecheck every sponsor and hold him directly responsible for any infrac- rules regardint; ex- tion of our money. The AAU limits amateur athletes' expenses to S12 a day. Too much money for athletes was just one problem of the AAU s opened its G8th annual meet The question of raising big Five Veterans On Floor For Porks Opener FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas Razorbacks will send five veteran cagers against Southeast Oklahoma College here tonight in their basketball season opener. It will be the first game in the university's spacious new lield house, Arkansas Coach Glen Rose will start Jerald Barnett, his "short" man and top scorer; Buddy Smith, Manuel Whitley. Pete Butler and Terry Day. All except Barnett are 6-4. and all five are lettermen. Whitley. who was a top point- maker for the Kazorbacks two seasons ago before taking time out for military service, is expected to provide considerable extra punch in the Arkansas attack. Barnett, who stands an even 6 feet, has led the Porker scorers for the apst two seasons. As a sophomore he tailed 225 points; last year he hit for 247. Rose says his team lacks adequate reserve strength and height. There are only 13 men on Ar- According to a report by the National Golf Foundation, 126 new courses were opened in 1954 compared with 52 in 1953. Mrs. Marion Cunning h.ini caught this channel bass, practically half as big as herself, off Hatteras Island, N.C. She stands five feet, weighs 100 pounds. The fish scales 49 pounds, the year's record for such a catch bv a woman. sums to transport, feed and clothe them for next year's Olympics was another. Also billed for a busy four days by the 450 delegates are sundry other subjects — whei;e to hold the championship events leading up to the Olympics, for example. The AAU rules over simon-pure competitors in 19 sports. at . Bo Peep . RootedHair . -"••«. I Choice of Colors Woshab/e Gold Compare of $9.95 iVli!i!l Uri'il us'. v';' Wear Iliiimmiil' kansas' squad, and just two lettermen—Joe Dickson and Joe Kretschmar—are available to back up the starting five. Rose has four sophomores whom he expects to develop as the season progresses. They are Freddy Grim. Wayne Dunn, Ed Dozier and Stan Williams. Southeast Oklahoma doesn't stack up as a breather for the Porkers. The im aders won the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference championship and advanced to the finals of the National Association of Intercollegiate Conference Athletics tournament last season. Still, the Oklahomans undoubtedly will be Arkansas' weakest opponents until the Razorbacks enter the annual Southwest Conference Christmas tournament late this month. In the mearume, the Razorbacks play Oklahoma A&M. Tulsa, Oklahoma City University and the Phillips 66 Oilers—usually the nation's finest semi-pro outfit. Arkansas will be out to better its second place finish in the Southwest Conference last season, when it posted a league record of eight victories and four defeats and an overall mark of 14-10. How will they fare? "We'll do all right," says Rose. Comiskey Pulls Second Big Trade For White Sox COLUMBUS, Ohio l.fl — Chuck Comiskey, the Chicago White Sox vice-president in charge of player swaps—since Prank Lane resigned as general manager and shifted to the St. Louis Cards—pulled another ''name" deal yesterday. By returning Virgil Trucks, 36- year-old righthanded pitcher, to Detroit for outfielder-third baseman John (Bubba) Phillips, Comiskey completed his third major league trade. His first move was to send infielder Bobby Adams to Baltimore for outfielder Cal Abrams. Then came the "big one"—shortstop Chico Carrasquel and outfielder Jim Busby to Cleveland for outfielder, Larry Doby. After trading Trucks to Detroit, Comiskey quickly followed with a player move for the next news cycle by purchasing shortstop Luis Aparicio from Chicago's Memphis farm of the Southern Association. Aparicio. 21. is the man the Sox expect to replace Carrasquel next season. Bucky Harris. 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