The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 6, 1955
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PAGE TEN BLXTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi TUESDAY, DECEMBER », Chicks, Lions Battle Tonight Haley Meeting First Real Test For Both Clubs Blytheville's fast-starting Chickasaws get their first real test of the young basketball season at Haley Field Gym tonight — and it will also be the first major test for their cross- county opponents. Baseball's Greatest Bobby Jones .. . Deadly from the Outside Lots of Stew, But Nothing Boiling Yet CHICAGO (AP) — Trade winds blew hot at the opening of major league baseball meetings yesterday with, at least five clubs bartering over the services of some 25 players. No deals were made but possibilities were strong that once one deal is announced numerous others would follow. The New York Yankees and Washington Senators huddled late in the night on a possible deal involving MalU'y McDermott, star Washington lefty. Middies Get Honors In Passing NEW YORK (jp) — Air power played an important role for Navy the past college football season and, despite crushing setbacks by Notre Dame and Army, the Middies wound up with honors in passing offense and defense. Final statistics compiled by the NCAA Service Bureau showed today that Navy topped all major colleg teams by hitting on 116 passes in 19fi efforts for a .ai)5 percentage. The Middies ulso gained the most ground, l.GGG yards, the most yards a game. 185.1, and had the lowest percentage of interceptions, .0-11. On pass defense, Navy shared the top performances with Florida and Nebraska. Missouri rated 12tli in passing oi- fense. The Tigers attempted Ull aerials and completed 89 for a .422 percentage. The completions were gontA for 1,216 yards, an average of In pass defnse, Nebraska was third. Opposing backs tossed 103 passes and completed only 28 for .272 per cen.. The tosses were good for -138 yards, an average of only 43 per game. Stickmen Hit 100 CLEVELAND .Wj—Eric Pogiie Ot scorers In the American Hockey held out until It got over the Turner League earlier this season. larm. The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles were "close" to deal which, if made, would also involve the Cleveland Indians. The main target of the White Sox was pitching and such names Jim Wilson, Baltimore pitcher, anc Art Houtteman, Cleveland right- hander, were tossed arpund. The Sox reportedly were willint to part witli power hitters Wall Dropo :md Bob Nieman, inflelder Carl Peterson, catcher Earl Battey and pitchers Sandy Consuegva am Morrie Martin. Cleveland was rumored to be interested in tirst baseman Dropo anc outfielder Nieman to supplant powei they sacrificed when they swapped outfielder Larry Doby for shortstop Chico Cnrrasquel. The Leichville Ijoiu come across Big Lake tonight for mother of their usual red-hot cage battles with the Chickasaws—and one if them is go- Ing te lose lt« first game of the sea- aon. Leachville, a little further along in the season that the Chicks, already have picked up five straight victoriea for the year without a blemish. Tor the Chicks it will be game number three, after victories over Southside ol Memphis »nd Greene County Tech laat week. Neither Teiltd Neither team has really been tested, so far, though the Lions had a •care from Bokem McKeel's Bragg City Indians Saturday night before coming to life in the wcond half for a W-36 victory. So that maJtes tonighfi squabble doubly interesting. The two teams have long been batketball powers in the county and district, with the chicks carrying a slight edge for the past few yean. BlythevtU* mastered the. Lions three times l«t year while losing to the Lions once u they waltzed through the regular season with only two losses. They dumped the Lioni twice in regular season play, once in the county tournament and once In the district tournament. Then lost to them in the finals of Arkansas State's Tournament. . And the Lions dusted BlythevUle from the district tournament two years ago and prevented the Chicks from getting a chance at 'the state meet. Sam Teams Blythevttle and LeachviUt we not competing in the same district this year since the Chicks moved up to the Big Eight, but that change in classification didn't change the players—they're still the same teams and they'll still provide the same rugged, first-rate basketball competition that they always have. Leachville, ranks along with Manila the other class \ school in the county, as a major cage power In the area has hung up wins over Dyess, Wardell, Monette, Hector and Bragg City already this season. Only Bragg City gave them any trouble. The Lions are expected* to go with the same lineup they've been using. That will put their high-scoring center, Ward, at the pivot position, with B. D. Carter and Atkleson at forwards and Thweatt and Thomas at Kell to Conduct- Clinic at Newport NEWPORT, Ark. Dec. lift— Third bnscmnn George Kelt of the Chicago White Sox tentatively plans to conduct baseball clinic early next year Kell, who lives in nearby Swifton, said that two Arkansas natives who were star pitchers in the major leagues inny serve as instructors. They arc Preacher Roc and Johnny Sain. Kell also said that Stan Musial, Marty Marion and Dizzy Dean may take part. The clinic probably will be held on Jan. 26 or Feb. 2. Duck on the We// HOMINY, Okla. (ff) — Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. Turner have had their first wild duck dinner of the sea son without having to lift a gun or go hunting. While Mrs. Turner was drawing a bucket of water from the family's farm well, a large mallard crashed through the branches of a maple tree and dropped at her. It had been WANTED Mechanic and Parts Man Good Working Conditions and Good Pay —Experience Preferred— BUD WILSON MOTORS 101 W. Walnut Ph. 3-6876 guards. Effective DefenM Jimmy Fisher will go again with the starting combo that has proved to be so effective on defense in'the two opening encounters. The Tribe has scored well in Honus Wagner, 81, Dies Peacefully in His Sleep PITTSBURGH (AP) — John (Honus) Wagner, 81,. all-time great shortstop who became a legend in his lifetime, died in his sleep today. ! Members of the family were at games so far but it has been the I [he bedside when he passd away deefnse that really stood out. The ! , al his suburban Carnegie home. Chicks' two opponents were able to j j nly a f ew miles from Forbes score only a total of 83 points—an j pj e ~ld, where he achieved lasting average of 41.5. j fame with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Junior Billy Daniels, who has so] .-H G j u st slept away," a member ,bly filled the only vacancy from | OI - tri e family said, last year's starting five, will be at I \vagner had been in poor health forward with Charles Abbott. I se veral years. Two months ago he Fred Hodge will man the center slot in Fisher's tandem-post operations arid Freddy Akers and Bobby Jones will be at guards. Gametime is 8 pm. with a preliminary game between the Blytheville Papooses and Leachville's Juniors dut to start at 7 o'clock, i Podres Shoots Buck WTTHERBEE, N. Y. (/PJ — After several fruitless .attempts to' track down a deer, Dodger World Series hero Johnny Podres bagged his first buck deer-of the season. It wa* a 120-pounder. slipped and fell in his home. He had been bedfast since and went into a coma about 10 days ago. The family said his death was the result of complications from the infirmities of old age. Greatest Wagner, sometimes called the in baseball history, was a bandy-legged barrel- Honus .Wagner lucky' Boyd Is Given 3-Year Pact at Baylor WACO, Tex. (AP) — Sam Boyd, who said, "I'm the luckiest son-of-a-gun that ever lived to get this job," took over as head football coach of Baylor University, his alma mater, today. He succeeded George Sauer, who retired from coaching but will continue as athletic director. Boyd was given a three-year contract at an undisclosed slary. In a move so sudden it left Boyd virtually speechless, the Athletic Committee of the university yes- erday terday voted voted unanimously unanimously head coach and to meet Sauer's request that he be relieved of part of his dual job as coach and athletic director. Dr. W. R. White, president of Baylor, said Sauer made the request prior to the football game with Southern Methodist Nov. 19. But it had been a well-guarded secret. Boyd, 41, was a star end on Baylor teams of 1936, 1937 and 1938, and the passing combination of Billy Patterson to Sam Boyd wrote bright history in Golden Bear gridiron annals. In 1938 he caught 40 passes from Patterson. became Baylor freshman in 195C and in four years compiled a record of 16 victories in 20 games, having an undefeated team in 1953. Sauer, who has a five-year contract starting next year, was coach of Baylor for six seasons, showing a record of 38 victories, 19 defeats and 3 ties. He coach OLD CROW- A HOLIDAY TRADITION! This holiday season, millions more will give and serve the finest Kentucky bourbon ever put into glass—Old Crow, now in a milder, lower-priced 86 Proof bottling, companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bond. NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS! BOTTLED IN BOND 10O PROOF Kentucky Strtight Bourbon Whiskey> » u.u.l... rfw moil fim*ui rum* Hni «• i)k (of ifi • (IM 86 PROOF Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey C»l«hf.t«J Old C«w,.. lilhm, mildtr. lower- priced tlun thr 100 Pw*f in fkni [Hi. OLD CHOW DIStlUEIU CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISllLUfU MODUCTS CORF.,. FRANKFOM. Wf. chested Dutchman. He finished a 21-year major league career in 1917 with a lifetime batting average of .329. His final public appearance was last April 30 at Schenley Park, outside Forbes Field, for the unveiling of a bronze statue in his memory. All he could say, as he wiped cheek, was: "How about that!" That was a typical remark. Honus would brush aside praise for his records. And those records are legendary- They go like this: He played more games than any Vandy's Win Throws Light On Dixie By ED WILKS The Associated Press Well whaddaya know! Kentucky isn't the only college basketball team in Dixie after all — there's Alabama and Vanderbilt, too. 'Bama, with the 6-8 Jerry Harper back to help, picked up quite a bit of pre-season Lacking as a possible challenger to the stranglehold held on the Southeastern Conference title by mighty Kentucky, which four times in the last seven years has been top-ranked in the nation. But now Vandy has burst upon the scene with a 76-67 victory over Ohio State last night in the Buckeye lair at Columbus, Ohio. The Commodores, rugged and tall, made off with a 7-point lead in the first quarter and never trailed — hitting 50 per cent of their shots from the floor and sinking 76 per cent of their free throw attempts. It was Vanderbilt's third victory in three starts. Guard Al Rochelle was tops with 23 points. 40 For Freeman The Buckeyes' Robin Freeman, hit on 60 per cent of his shots and wound up with 40 points. Freeman was just one of a fist- full of individual stars Monday night. Si Green, of Duquesne, rammed in 22, points — all from , the Held — as the Duites opened impressively, 61-25, over Carnegie Tech. Norm Stewart set a Missouri record with 35 points as the once- beaten Tigers whomped Texas Tech 92-60; Bob Emrick canned 27 to lead Florida's 85-66 assault against Wofford; Lloyd Aubry hit 35 for Notre Dame although the Irish were clubbed again, this time 70-66 by Wisconsin: and Texas Christian's Dick O'Neal totaled 25 as Oklahoma City—with Hubert Reed also scoring 25—tagged the Horned. Frogs 84-56. tear from his other major leaguer in history — 2,785. He had the most times at bat — 10,427. He made the most total hits - 3,430. He made trw most one-base hits, — 2,431. the most doubles — 648, the most triples — 250. He batted .300 or better for 17 consecutive years and led the National League in hittinf for eight years. He stole six bases in a World Series — another record. Wagner was one of the first players elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. He was a -vial miner at 12 and later he joined an older brother in the barbering business. He began his baseball career when another brother, Al Wagner, got him an offer of 535 monthly to play for a Steubenville, Ohio, ball club. "Discovered" in 1897 Wagner's agility in the field and sharp batting eye soon became known throughout the baseball world. He was with a Paterson, N.J.. club in 1897 when Barney Dreyfuss. owner of the Louisville (Ky.) Colonels purchased his contract for $2,200. Three, years later Dreyfuss moved his National franchise to Pittsburgh and Wagner went with him. After his retirement as a player, Wagner operated a sporting goods store in Pittsburgh for several years. In the '30s he returned to the Pirates as a coach and served until the club put him on pension in the winter of 1951. His widow, the former Bessie Smith, and two daughters survive. Elsewhere. Kansas, favorite in the Big Seven, opened its season with 91-70 breeze over Northwsetrn of the Big Ten; and Colorado, the defending Big Seven champ, had an even easier -time disposing of Oregon 68-49. Oklahoma A&M, beaten in the closing miautes of its opener by Texas, led almost from the start in defeating Texas Western 51-40. Narby Oklahoma of the Big Seven got under way with a 65-55 victory over winless Baylor. New Sooner coach Doyle Parrack used only Fishy f vidence ALLENTOWN, Pa. I/Pi— Herbert Garrison, 39. of. nearby Northhampton had evidence of support his bit fish story. While fishing In Hokendauquik creek he hooked one that he said "was so strong it pulled me right off the edge of the dam"—a 15 foot fall to the base of the dam. Garrison was treated at Sacred Heart Hospital for a possible fractured nose. Read Courier News Classified Adi. Arkansas' part of the National System of Interstate Highways should be paved with concrete Vou have a personal stake in the sections of the National System of Inter- Hate Highways in this state (small map above). Everything you eat, wear or use comet wholly or in part over these key roadt. They are a- sential to the smooth, economical flow of commerce; the swift movement of men and material to stricken areas in time of disaster and the safe, comfortable travel of motorists to and from the rest of the nation. Roads that will carry heavy and increasing traffic should be paved with the most durable and most economical pavement-cower*/*. Con- Crete is moderate in first cost, has low maintenance cost and extra long life. That means tow annual coat. Concrete is safer too. Its gritty, skid-resistant texture permits quicker Stops, wet or dry. Its light-colored surface reflects more light than other pavements, providing better nighttime visibility. Mr. Motorist, your license fees, gas and other taxes will pay for building and maintaining the sections of the Interstate System in this state. These roads will be a vital link in a -(0,000 mile network (see large map) reaching every state, 42 state capitals, and connecting 182 of the 199 cities with more than 50,000 population. Although comprising only 1% of the nation's total road mileage, these roads carry over 20% of the rural traffic. Get the best pavement for your tax dollars. Insist on durable, safe, fow-onniial-cosr concrete pavement for these important ro»ds. tit FALLS tUILDING, MEMPHIS 3, TINN.iSSIi « imtwil «fwiriti« it Impni ml urn* to «« tl pilHM HMD mi mnM . .Dm* «ta«*i iwwnt M iiummi IM ml FOR BETTER ROADS INSIST ON CONCRETE

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