The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1955 · Page 7
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BATUMUY, DBCBMBBR 8,1«M BLTTOTYHAH (ARK.) COURIER HEWS PAGE SEYM Pro War Set For Sunday Showdown By SHELDON SAKOW1TZ The Associated Press The conference races in the National Football League approach the showdown stage tomorrow as the contending teams seek to clarify their title aspirations in the next-to-last weekend of regular season play. In the Western Conference the) more—5-4-1 and the Bears 6-1 bow Los Angeles Rains hold a half to Detroit. And the Eastern cham- game lead over the Chicago Beare, who, in turn, are a half game ahead of the Baltimore CoHs. Green Bay is Uvo games off the pace, but the Packers still have a mathematical chance to gain the title. Browns, Redskins In Race The Eastern Division race presents a clearer picture with the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins the only title contenders. The Browns, aiming for their sixth straight division crown, hold a half game advantage over Washington. Tomorrow's pairings list Baltimore at Los Angeles, Detroit at the Chicago Bears, Green Bay at San Francisco, Cleveland at Pittsburgh, New York at Washington and the Chicago Cards at Philadelphia. The Rams 6-3-1 can win the Western race if they defeat Balti- College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Harvard 62. Amherst 55 Villanova 81, Kings (Pa) 58 Manhattan 98, Bridgeport 81 Brooklyn College 94, Brooklyn Poly 65 New Hampshire 82. Bates 79 South Maryland 67, Virginia 55 George Washington 101, Wake Forest 86 Duke 97, Clemson 63 Furman 86, Davidsin 66 Louisville 72, Georgetown 1 Ky) 46 , New Orleans Loyola 72, Louisiana College 46 Miss State 108, Howard (Ala) 65 ^Midwest Marquette 88, St. Norbert (Wis> 43 Akron 90, Pepperdine 79 Washington (St. Louis) 52, South Dakota 38 Drake 85. North Dakota State 65 Lincoln (Mo) 79, Nebraska Wesleyan fil St. Louis Concordia 41, Westminster (Mo) 35 Phillips Univ 71, College of Emporia 67 Peru (Neb) 61. Tarkio 54 Drury 81, Northeastern Okla 72 Okla Baptist 64, Panhandle A&M 46 Carthage 92, Culver-Stockton 84 Southwest Arizona EO, San Diego State 74 Texas Tech 94, St. Michaels (KM i 49 Arizona, State (Tempel 78, Arizona State (Flagstaff) 76 Southwest Texas 83, Howard Payne 73 Far West San Francisco 70, Chico State 39 Brigham Young 75, UCLA 58 Stanford 72, Washington 55 Oregon 57, Oregon State 4fi San Jose State 65, Seattle 59 Montana State 68, Wyoming 59 Other results: EAST—Harvard 62, Amherst 55; Villanova 81, Kings (Pa.) 58; Manhattan 98, Bridgeport 81. SOUTH — Louisville 72, Georgetown (Ky) 46. MIDWEST—Drake 85, North Dakota State 65; Washington (St. Louis) 52, South Dakota 38. WEST—Colorado A&M 67, Colorado State 50. SOUTHWEST—Arizona 80, San Diego State 74. Chicks Get 2nd Win at Tech pionship will be all over but the shouting if the Browns 7-2-1 down Pittsburgh while the Redskins 7-3 are losing to the Giants. Los Angeles has to knock off the Colts if the Rams hope to maintain their slight grip on first place. The two teams angled two weeks ago with the game ending in a 17-17 tie. Eve on Bears Both clubs will keep an eyel peeled on how the Bears are faring f against Detroit, last, year's conference champs. The Bears had won six in a row and were threatening Eo make a runaway of the race when they were upset by their cross-town, rivals, the Cardinals, 53-14 last Sunday. Detroit has won three of its last four games to move into a tie for fifth place with erratic San Francisco. Each has a 3-f record. The 49ers will try to eliminate Green Bay 5-5 from contention. Cleveland shouldn't experience too much difficulty with the injury- riddled Steelers, whom they walloped 41-14 two weeks ago. Washington, on the other hand could find the improving Giants a bit troublesome. In their previous meeting this season, the Giants outclassed the 'Skins 35-7, Most Favorites Win Lost Year's Cage Stars Shine Again By ORLO ROBERTSON' The Associated Press Two members of the 1954-55 All-America basketball team and San Francisco's defending NCAA champions are off to a fast start in quest of new laurels. FABULOUS DON" — Bill Russell, the San Francisco Dons' fabulous 6-9 center got his bid for second year all-America honors off to a fast start in the Dons' opening game last night. Russell bagged- 15 points and hauled down 26 rebounds in the 70-39 thrashing of Chico State. Furman's Darrell Floyd, the nation's most prolific scorer last season, tossed in 33 points in leading the Paladins to an 86-60 Southern Conference victory over Davidson last night. San Francisco's Bill Russell, hailed by many as one of the greatest college players in recent years, tallied only 15, but grabbed 26 rebounds as the Dons opened a bid to retain their No. 1 ranking with a 70-39 triumph over little Chico State. The Dons, however, are likely to find it tougher going tonight when they meet Souhern Osceola; Burdette Dominate All-District Osceola, District 3B football champs, and runner-up Burdette, each placed four men on the All-District first team named by conches yesterday. Two Wilson players and a Keiser back filled out the squad. Lepanto dominated the second team with four boys chosen. DISTRICT 3 li Missco Grabs 2 From Gosnell WEST RIDGE—Mississippi County H&h School boys and girls tic- i feated Gosnell last night in a pair ' of basketball tilts. | The Missro boys led with scoring. \ defeating Gosnell 68 to 32. Hall, of : Missco, was high .scorer with 20,' points. Crawford tallied 11 for j Gosnell. The Missco girls cot by Go?ne!l 55 to 47 with Miller, of MLtco, hiyh at 32. Crawlord was tops for Gosnell with 17. 1st or Offensive Bill Trannum, Wilson End Dewey Gentry, Osceola End Richard Lucas, Osceola Tackle .Billy Duncan, Burdette Tackle Arkey Pankey, Burdette Guard Jim Robbins, Osceola Guard Harry Shear in. Burdette Center Royce Smith, Keiser Back Elbert Rigsby, Burdette Back Nelson Hopkins, Osceola Back Doyle Carpenter, Wilson Back 2nd or Defensive Francis Orr, Lepanto Robert Wright, Wilson Elmer Raney, Lepanto Larry Hulsey, Osceola Leo Smith, Keiser Geno Benoni, Marion Eugene Hazelwood, Lepanto Robert Fratesi, Marion Bill Tyer, Lepanto Lynan Shoemake, Osceola Carl Spam, Keiser Leachville Lashes Rector in Pair Of Cage Baffles RECTOR — Leachville basket- Caliiotrnia. Robin Freeman of Ohio Sae, only other member of the Associated Press All-America still in college, makes his debut tonight against Butler, already a surprise winner over Wisconsin. LaSalle's Tom Gola and Duquesne's Dick Defense Sharp In Easy 70-39 Tribal Victory PARAGOULD — Blytheville's methodical Chicks combined an air-tight defense with some fine set shooting here last night for their second win of the infant season, a 70-39 verdict over Greene County Tech's Golden Eagles. The Chicks, their shooting eyes still a bit rusty, ground from a. slow start to a 16-point halftime margin and then won it going away as the reputedly - tough Eagles crumbled in the wake of Blytheville's fine defensiev play. It was a unit victory with no particular individual stickouts. The Chicks did everything well and appeared to need only a few more games under their belts. B's Win Thriller The Chicks victory came on the heels of a real thriUer-diUer of Ricketts have graduated pro ranks. Oregon State ranked No. 10 last season bowed to Oregon 57-46. For the most part, the favorites came through but the night was not without its upsets. I UCLA, only team to beat San | b , - m Francisco last season and headed] Se^to thi for the ECAC holiday touvnament waiKea to mi in New York's Madison Square Garden along with the Dons, bowed to Brigham Young 75-58 with the Skyline Conference five breaking loose for 23 points in a closing drive. ^^ 'to "the* P renmmar y contest. In that one, guard Danny Joe Bratcher swished through two free throws with 10 seconds left to give the Blytheville B team a 48-46 edge over Tech's reserves. With 10 sconds to gp and the score tied, Bratcher was fouled iine and cold-blood- edly popped in his foul shot and then his bonus throw. Despite the 24-point effort of piv- otman Freddie Hodge, the Chicks 1 biggest asset Was their defensive pJay. They spent the major part of the night in a shifting "umbrella" Montana state smashed a 27-[zone that kept the sharpshootini Eagles well at buy, and except for an occasional break through, forced Tech to fire from outside. ball teams trounced Rector pair of games here last night. year-old jinx by overwhelmin; highly favored Wyoming 68-59. The two teams meet again tonight in. Sheridan, Wyo. Seattle, annually a strong West Coast independent, dropped a 65-59 decision to San Jose State. Stanford's Indians Tigers Nip Indians Twice Luxora Girls Win, Boys Fall To Wilson LUXORA — Luxora won and lost last night, tit their bus ...oail . ^ .- cominc affair against Wilscn. IT? Sirls won 54-41 out the Boys Lost to the Bulldogs G2-55 in an overtime tnriller. Billy Truiium was hi^h for W.il- son with 21 points but that was only second best for the game, as Luxora's Looney netted 26. Barron notched 22 and McGlaughlin 17 for the Luxora pirls and Kem- junior boys defeated Rector 45-40 and the Lions lashed the Rector seniors 73-57. Rector made It a contest only during the first quarter when they led 15-14. The Lions got going in the second period, however, and stashed the game away with 20 points to eight for Rector to lead 34-23 at halftime. They built their lead higher hi the third with a 22-13 frame and coasted home in the fourth. B. D. Carter and Ward led the Lions to their fourth straight victory of the season with 18 points each. Thrasher Was high for Rector with 13. . Earl Towell had 20 and Tommy Kennett 16 to top Leachville juniors in scoring. The Lions entertain Bragg City in a single game tonight. Leachville Pos B. D. Carter, 18 . F Atkieson. 11 .... F Ward, IB C Thweatt, 8 G Thomas. 7 G n a [ opened their season by upsetting The Washington's towering Huskies Marquette rolled over St. Norbert 88-43. Two Atlantic Coast Conference games saw Duke whip Clemson 97-63 and Maryland top Virginia 67-55. Wake Forest, however, lost ]Ql-86 to George Washington as Joe Holup scored 35 points for the 38 Rebounds the Chicks dominated the backboards. With forwards Charles Abbott and Billy Ray Daniels doing most of the backboard duty, the Chicks came up with 38 rebounds and at one time in the early part of the game Abbott and Daniels got nine out of ten rebounds from Tech's backboard. Abbott missed the tenth one due to a timing difficulty. Offensively, the Chicks were forced to go from outside themselves most of the time with play- Colonials in a game in which 54 1 maker Freddie Akers, guard Bobby personal fouls were called. | Jones and Hodge doing the brunt Thrasher, 13 ., . . Whitehurst, 12 KOOK10 Card's Virdon Is NL Rookie of Year CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals yesterday became the first team in baseball to nail down successive Sinko, 10 Ford, 12 Substitutes: Leachville — Wallace 4. Bailey 4; Landis 1. Rector — Jeeter 4, ; to better its 3-2 record. Boys Game CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville Timers eked out close victories in both halves of a dau- bJehPiirler with Hnyti's Indians here li t night. The Timers edyed past Hayti 55-53 , in the A game and squeezed through 38-36 in the B Two good free throws by Gerald i l Mr h!ld 20 f ° r wilson Clayton put Caruthersville ahead i Luxora hosts Keiser tonight seek- and the Tigers' Bob Bartholomew helped to assure victory with a good free throw in the last half minute. Clayton was high man with 26 points. Hayti's high scorer with 20 was Dowdy. Hayti had a 27-25 edge at halftime. Cecil of Hayti was high in the B battle with 16 points. Poole of Caruthersville meshed 12. [ The B game w r as tied 15-15 at the i half. i A Game Carulhorsville Pos. Hayti Clayton (26) ... P (20) Dowdy Bartholomew (3) F... t8) Huffman Patterson (10) . C (G> Sides Green (6) G (2i Eucll White M3) G.. (15) Oaulding Substitutions: Caruthersville — Michie (3), Collins 11), Edgerton and Cook. Hayti—Patterson (2), Noggle, Fraser, and Richards. Armorel Splits Cage Tilts With Keiser KEISER — Armorel pounder! out a ' 61-42 cage win over Keiser last night, after Reiser's Girls tripped Armorel Luxora Loonev, 26 Sta°gs. 4 Hudgins, 2 TowelJs, 2 Chrisco, 19 ros. F P C G G 43-35. Patterson of Armorel was high .with 34 points, and Spain netted 25 ; for Keiser. In the girls' tussle, Smit Substitutes: Luxora— White, Manuel; Wilson— Tranum 2. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED MESS Boston 94, St. Louis 81 Wilson Peepers. IS Sugg. 13 Tranum. 21 j O f Keiser collected" 24 while Hudson Cissejl, 6 Rogers, 2 scored 19 for Armorel. Boys Game of the damage. The Eagles kept the middle pretty well jammed. making it difficult for the Tribe's tandem to work inside. Hodge's 24 points was high lor the night but Akers and Jones came in for their share of the scoring honors with 18 and 13 points respectively. Practically ay of these 54 points were ga rnered from the outer edge of the keyhole. Early Lead With Jones, Akers, Hodge doing a!I the scoring the Chicks jumped off to an early lead and never surrendered it. They ran up a 15-8 first quarter margin as they concentrated on defense and ball control. They worked that seven-point margin into a 16-point, 32-16 halftime lead before turning the game into a rout with 17 points 1 in the third period and 21 in the fourth. Tech floored a rangy, well-seasoned team but just wasn't able to cope with the Chicks' superior ability. The Eagles have forward Whit taker, pivotman Chesser and guards Lamb and Jumper back from last year's starters and have added height in a six-foot-plus lad by the name of Dowdy who was wheel horse of Alexander junior high squad seen here last year. Nearest the Eagles could come to equalling Hodge's 24 points was the 12-point performance of Chesser with Dowd ynnd Lamb each potting 9 points. To pick out an individual star for the Chicks would be an impossible task. They worked the ball well, refusing to take unnecessary shots and were masters on defense. The B game was a thriller all the way. Blytheville emerged from a, nip and tuck first quarter with a two point 17-15 edge but fell behind 27-23 at the- half way point. The two teams swapped baskets again in the third period with Tech holding a 41-39 margin at the beginning of the fourth. Prom there on not more than three points separated the two teams. Bratcher with 14 points led the Chick Bees and Shatley with 17 paced Tech's reserves. B Game BlythevIUc Wyatt (10) ... Coalter (7) ... WiJIiford (9) . Bratcher (14) Moore (8) E The Year awards when outfielder Bill Virdon was named the top newcomer in the National League by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Virdon, 24. succeeds teammate j with the Cardinals in spring train- Wally Moon who was named j ing and before long he wasn't Rookie of The Year in 1954. Vir-j playing regularly. don collected 15 votes while Jackj Eddie Stanky, then manager of! Abbott (2) . Meyer. Philadelphia pitcher, was: the Cards came to the aid of Vir- ^,°^ se /~*,' ' named on eight ballots. Don Bes-|don — a hot newcomer who was 'named the International League's rookie in 1854 while with Rochester. "Stanky called me in and told Pos. .. F .. F ,. C ,. G . G Tech ,. (11) Forbiss ... (4) Staples .. (17) Shatley ... (5) Gibson Stewart sent, Brooklyn relief pitcher, ceived two votes. Two Big Reasons j Virdon, who cites two big rea-j sons for his rise to stardom, batted .281 for the Cardinals after being acouired in a trade which sent outfielder Enos (Country) Slaughter j reached at Springfield, Mo., where to the New York Yankees. < he was visiting. Virdon appeared in 144 games Substitutions: Blytheville — McMahon. Tech — Fielder and Williams. A Game Blytheville Pos. Tech Daniels (7) F .... (9) Dowdy F . (5) Whitaker C .. (12) Chesser Akers (13) G .... (9) Lamb G ... (2) Jumper Jones (12) Substitutions: (4), White (1) (2), Bratcher. Blytheville — Holt , Thomas, Slayton me I did have a job until I had a! real chance to show I could play."' Virdon explained last night when and had 150 hits, including 18 doubles, 6 triples and 17 home runs. He drove in 68 runs. Virdon. a left-handed batter who throws right-handed, was at the turning point in his career in Armorel j Patterson 34 i Stenitt 9 i Williams 16 ! Coats 0 j Elliott 2 PCS. F F C G G t 1953 when he was with Kansas i City in the American Assn. Man- Keiser; ager Harry Craft advised Virdon Spain 251 to wear glasses. Beds 2; Optioned to Birmingham the fol- "I started hitting a little better. And I did till right when the regular season started," he added. Virdon makes his home at West Plains, Mo., with his wife, Shirley, and their two daughters. Deborah Ann, 3, and Linda Sue. 13 months. Fights Last Night New York (Madison Square Garden)—Isaac Logart, 144 34 , Cuba, outpointed Virgil Akins, 147, St. Louis, 10. Caracas — Jimmy Beechman, ISO^-j, United States, outpointed Hector Constance, 147, Trinidad, 10. Growe (j Smith 5 Substitutes: Armorel—Lilly: Kei- <>r—Whitehead, Poag 3. lowing year, Virdon posted a .317 average in 42 Southern Assn. games before moving to Rochester in the International League. Virdon got off to a bad start Berra Named AL's Most Valuable Player for Second Straight Year CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees today was named the American League's most valuable player for the second successive year and the third time in his career. The honor, voted by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, put Berra in a bracket with Jimmy Foxx and Joe DiMaggio, the only other three-time American League winners. Foxx won the award In 1932 and 1933 with Philadelphia nnd in 1938 with Boston. DiMaggio was the winner. In 1039, 1941 and 1947 with the Yankees. Berra, who also was MVP In 1951 and 1954, became the tenth Yankee to win the award since It was Initiated In 1931 wit hBob (Lefty) Grove of Philadelphia being awarded the kenesaw Mountain Landis .Trophy. Kalinc Second Outflelders Al Kallne of Detroit and Al Smith of Cleveland finished second and third, respectively, with Boston's Ted. WU- liams in foxirth place. The committee named Berra on seven first-place ballots which helped him pick up 218 points, Kaline, with four firsts, had 201 points and Smith, who also had seven firsts, had 200 points. Williams had 143 points and one first-place vote. Berra, In helping the Yanks to the American League pennant, batted .272 last season, had 37 home runs and 108 runs-battcd- In. He played in 147 games and has a .293 lifetime batting average. The only other player to win (he award in two successive years besides Foxx, and now Berra, was pitcher Hal Newhouser who was named MVP with Detroit in 1944 mid 1945, To Sell — To Buy REAL ESTATE f" E.*m* ^ TERRY PO-Z-2381 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 5 r~ 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c ~T i MIXED TAG MATCH Best 2 Out of 3 Falls I Miss Betty Hawkins, Rube ' Wright and Karl "Killer" . Kowalski y s Miss Dot Dotson, Chic Garibaldi and Gene Bauman Miss Dot Dolson ALSO 3 1-FALL MATCHES Miss Hawkins vs. Miss Dotson Wright vs. Garibaldi Bauman vs. Kowalski .2««-"^r . Compare oty * , Little Bo Peep . Rooted Hair wihm mr-m • 26" Ceramic Lamp ^•F.;. V L-nnif* ^ r J-. . ~ ^^^^Bvr^v • Compare of $9.95 DREIFUS d Iliiiilns M Wiiiir Iliamniiili I

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