The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1956 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1U9 Bill, K.C Lead Westto All-Star Cage Win The View from Here L aueS JIMMY FISHER, coach of Blytheville High's basketball Chickasaws finds little to disagree with in the rule changes the National Basketball Committee came up with over the weekend . . . .the main one being, of course, enlarging the free-throw lane to 12 feet. I don't think too many mil take exception to this new rule or with the other five minor changes. I am surprised, however, that the committee didn't emerge from its Chicago huddle with more news concerning the stall-Killing 24-second rule, Coach Fisher admitted he was I slightly baffled 1 In this depart-1 ment also. • • B • t . ' 'I he »»W, yesterday, "I'm not filly In favor of] the M - second I rait. I think) W» M seconds woaM be better 9or hfffa »cl _ * At..! T* Hoc |*t It hi a conple years." The rule changes, by the way, to both colleges and high FISHER RAID: "I think the K-swond pressure for some of the boys in our age group might be too much. I do believe, though, that setting up a time limit would keep the game on a smooth balance at all times." Getting back to the enlarged free throw lane, the coach said: "I'm all for it. It's a very good tiling. Something just had to be done to cut down some of those '•asy' Mp-in goals." The Blytheville Chickasaws finished sixth during the past season, their first participation in the new Big Eight Conference. Outside the loop, they failed to lose a single game. ' In addition, they trimmed Leachville two times and the Lion were the boys who twice bumped off state champion Jonesboro. So it wasn't too bad a seaton. One of the minor rule changes places both defensive men under the basket during free-throw time. Although In Coach Fisher's opinion this changt is not so "minor." "This is a real good change," he said. SOMEONE ASKED if the alteration which now prevents players from leaping into the free throw lane before the ball touches basket or backboard would hurt his boys. A player perviously was allowed to jump in the lane after a • free flip as long as his foot didn't touch the floor. Fisher laughed. "My trouble," be said, "is getting the boys to jump soon enough." Another rule similar to this one restricts players from stepping in the circle on jump balls before the apple is tapped. High jumpers or tall boys can't guide a teammate's shot in the open mouth of the basket, either, according to the committee. "We don't run into too much difficulty along those lines," the coach said. "But I'm in favor of il if we ever do. It'll mean quite a bit to the college boys, though." ,The last minor change is hardly worth mentioning. Free throw lines will be a uniform two inches in width. This, it was explained, will make the boundaries of the three-second rule easier to distinguish. That should help some officials who have a bit of trouble with their focus. (Attention, local officials: credit; me wtih the above remark. Fisher had absolutely nothing to do with it.) * * * DEAN PRYOR, a track star at the University of Arkansas, and a standout football player in the army with the Ft. Monmouth team, has signed a pro grid contract with the Toronto Argonauts. Richard Dean is 25, stands 6-1, Weighs ISO, and is expected to furnish some much-needed speed in the Argo .backfield. They use a double-wing system and no doubt Dean will be used as one of the 'wingbacks. Tom Adkins. former linebacker from Kentucky, recommended the ex-Arkansan to the - Argonauts. With .the army team last year Fryer picked up eight touchdowns, averaged 5.5 yards rushing, snared 17 passes. * * * ARKANSAS FARM BOY Elwin "Preacher" Roe, erstwhile Brooklyn Bum aristocrat has become one of the most sought-after banquet speakers in the Missouri Ozarks region. He's among'St. Louis Cardinal fans now but that doesn't keep him from rooting for his former buddies . . . and not one of the Bird fans resents it. In fact they admire him for his loyalty to the organization that was his bread and butter for so many years. The Preacher's bread and butter always has come easy, seems as if. When pitching for the Dodgers all he did was lob the ball up there . . . nice and easy . . . now he gets his b & b free on the banquet trail. And if that ever fails he can buy it wholesale at his West Plains supermarket. Wilson Results In LR AAU Here are the Wilson High School final results in the AAU swim meet held in Little Rock last week-end: Mldffrt Boys Dhlslon I both the 40- and 100-yd. freestyle Wilson finished second to Little events, and Joe Rhodes finished Kock Boys Club with 31 points. Ralph Cash and Joe Lynch broke state records in the 40-yd. back stroke and 40-yd. butterfly, respectfully. In addition Cash placed second in the 40 yd. breaststroke and third in the 20-yd. freestyle, and Lynch finished second in the 20-yd. freestyle relays with the team of Cash, the 40-yd. butterfly. Wilson placed second in both the 160-yard medley and 160-yd. free- tsyle relays witht he team of Cash, Lynch, Elrod, and Jack Swindle. Junior Boys Division Paul Whitlock placed fourth in third in the 100-yd. breaststroke. Men's Division Wilson tied for third place with Henderson St. Teachers College behind the L. R. Boys Club and runner-up L. R. Y.M.C.A. Jack Sugg finished third in the 100-yd. backstroke and Robert Wright took third in the 100-yd. butterfly. 160-yd. medley relay team of Dan Harnden, Wright, Joe Rhodes, and Sugg placed third as did the freestyle relay team of Sugg, Wright, I Harnden. and Paul Whitlock. DRV RUN — Coach Russell Mosley put his Blytheville High track men through limbering- ups yesterday afternoon. Much work lies ahead /jCA'si as early bad weather has cut hito training plans and has forced changes in the original track schedule. (Courier News Photo) COACH JOHN KOLDUS of the eighth and ninth grade Papooses tells his Indians what he expects of them during the coming track season. This wa a pre-workout pep session yesterday afternoon at the Blytheville High track. (Courier News Photo) KOOT OF THE TROUBLE — Miss Vern Bottom tears at the roots of Killer Kowalski's beard in action last night at the American Legion Memorial Auditorium. The Killer and his Wife de- feated Verne and substitute Rex Mobley in two falls, while Hombre Montana trampled Varon Gatcni in the pre-lim. (Courier News Photo) Frank's First Used Card Deal Backfires Russell Adds Up 18 Points, Other Stars Are Checked KANSAS CITY (AP) — San Francisco's fabulous Bill Russell scored 18 points and snagged 10 rebounds last night to lead the West to an expected victory over the East, 74-62, in the fifth annual Shrine All-Star basketball game. The West clicked well at times,* with Russell's San Francisco teammate, K. C. Jones, doing the ball- feeding. But teamwork was not conspicuous in the game, played before 9,000 fans. The result widened the West's edge in the series to 4-1. Last year the East won 90-71. . Russell, Art .Bunte of Utah and Robin Freeman of Ohio State shot the West to a U-0 lead before Purman's Darrell Floyd scored for the East on a couple of free throws after five minutes of- play. Floyd, who averaged 33.5 points for Furman, was held to .12 points, eight on field goals. Julius McCoy, who averaged 27.9 for Michtagn State, was held to two points—on a field shot. Tom Heinsohn of Holy Cross led the East with 15 points. West shooting wasn't sensational, either, but the Westoners hit on 33 o£ their 91 field shots for a 36.6 percentage, while the East managed only 26 of 93 for 28 per cent. One man on each squad failed to score: Pachen Vicens of Kansas State for the West and Joe Holup, who averaged. 25 points for George •Washington, for the East, After Russell, high scorers for the West were Freeman (14', Bunte UO) and Don Boldebuck of Houston UO). Bob Burrow of Kentucky, along with Floyd, scored 12 for the East. Although Russell was the leading individual rebounder with 10. the East led in team rebounds 42-40. Newsmen voted Russell the game's most valuable player. Boxer's Dynamite Is a Fizzle NEW YORK (AP) — It will be a long, long time before Pat Lowry, whose rave notices said he carried dynamite in'his gloves, gets another television shot in St. Nicholas Arena. Lange Takes Second Win \ In T Loop Lange's Fifth Grade Softball team chalked up its second victory j of the season at Manley'Field yesterday afternoon by defeating the Central Fosters 18-10 in "Y" league > pi U . ! The winners had two big Innings : and made them stand up for the j victory, scoring eight in the first; and ten in the third. ' j The Fosters scored in every in- ; ning but the 5th. with 11 hits while ; Limee was marking up 14 safeties ! David Benson led the victors with , four for' four, one of which was a j homer, ' Carroll McDermott had three for j four to lead the stick work of the Central team. I Tommy Hastings and John Foley shared the mound duties for the winners. Gerald Lloyd started for Central but gave way to Jerry Medford in the third. . Lowry entered the ring against Larry Baker, an unknown- from Mount Vernon, N. Y., last night. It should have been nothing inore than a brisk workout Cov Lowrv, who had knocked out 28 opporirf 3 in the process of piling up a, 4J-9 record. But it was Baker who made what fight there was. He piled in right from the start and was the whole show until Referee Petey Scalzo stopped it after 47 seconds of the eight round of the scheduled 10. ' A few seconds earlier, Baker had sent Lwory to the canvas with a solid right cross. Lowry took a nine-count, got up, wobbled around a little, took a few more blows, then watched placidly as Scalzo stepped between the two. "I hadn't fought since last July," said Lowry. "That's why I didn't look good. You can't lay off that long and expect to look good." Baker weighed 14712, Lowry The St. Louis Cardinals have the oldest battery In the big leagues when 42 year old Ellis Kinder pitches to 41 year old catcher Walker Cooper. By ED WILKS The Associated Press Spring exhibition games don't count in the races for pennants, but they sure can be tough on general'managers waiting for the results of winter trades. Ask Frank Lane. Doby, acquired from Cleveland for Chico' Carrasquel in a winter deal executed by Chuck'Comiskey alter Lane's departure, continued to connect with his bat as the White Sox leveled the Boston Red Sox 9-2. Doby, enjoying one of his finest spring's, rapped home the first Chicago run with a triple and added a single to boost his average to .419. The Brooklyn Dodgers followed the pattern they set in trimming the New York Yankees in last fall's World Series, and clobbered the Bronx Bombers 15-7 after losing the first two games of their spring series. Maury McDermott. involved in the Yanks' winter The first trade Lane put together as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals—after gaining fame with his bartering business for the Chicago White Sox—backfired right off the bat. Pitching has been the big "if" for the Cards for a couple of seasons; they couldn't find anybody who could . go nine innings and win, and what was worse, they couldn't' find anybody to call in from the bullpen. Lane was aware of the pitching Heavy Is Archie, Fight Non-Title SACRAMENTO, Calif. I.-?) - Archie Moore, an overweight light heavyweight champ if ever there was one, goes against Hotvard King of Reno tonight in a iG-round non- title fight at Memorial Auditorium. Moore, minus a goatee and with just a slip of a moustache, said he figures to weigh in at about 195, some 20 pounds more than King. The Reno fighter stayed 10 rounds with, Moore last month in San Francisco, The state athletic commission ordered Moore to remove the chin whiskers, but Archie said he would have done it anyway. 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