The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 7, 1955
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER T. Chicks Hang on to Halt Leachville Rally Hot First Half Carries Tribe To 58-49 Victory Leachville's traditionally tough Lions were tough last night but only in the second halt as the Blytheville High Chicks notched their third straight and most important win of the infant basketball season, 58-49, at Haley Field Gyin. In the second frame the Chicks Entering the second half on the short end of a 38-17 count, lyiach- ville surprised the overflow crowd as it came to life. Suddenly, while throwing up a tighter defense, they found the range for 30 points, and Blytheville found their 21-point advantage toppled to a mere seven, with two and a half minutes remaining in the game. But the Tribe had enough steam left to roll in, though not too comfortably. Jones, Aken Lead Blytheville's top point men were Bobby Jones and redd Akers with 14 apiece. Norman Ward of Leachville grabbed the evening's scoring honors, hitting 15. m the Junior High preliminary, the Paps of Coach John Koldus were swamped by Leachville 52-17. Once again inexperience was the story as the Paps failed to score in the entire third quarter. Earl Towell, Kennett and Calvin Towell rimmed 14, 13 and 12 points respectively for the Leachville Juniors. Papoose Jerry RounsavaU collected five. Early Lead The Chicksaws jumped off to an early lead as Bobby Jones hit with his favorite jump one-hander from the left side with the game only five seconds old. From there the Chicks took complete control of both boards with Abbott, Hodges and Daniels freely grabbing rebounds. The count was 21-8, Blytheville, after the first quarter, with the scoring well scattered down the line. Wilson Blasts Keiser 66-30; Girls Lose WILSON — In a doubleheader here last night Wilson's Bulldogs smothered Keisev 66-30, after the Keiser girls pinned a 45-24 defeat on the girls from Wilson. Tranuni wna hot man for Wilson with 32 points while Spain of the losing Yellow Jackets caged 10 For the girls it Was Spain of Keiser with 14 and Wilson's J. Bowen with 10. Wilson Peepers (12) . Suggs (C) Tranum (32) . Cisscl (4) Rogers (2) ... substitutions: BOYS GAME Pos. Keiser ... (10) Spain (4) R. Smith . (7) Maltson .. (7) Orowe Whttehead Wilson — Coburn (2). Sano, Tranum, Carpenter, Floyd, Beall (2). chlsm (2), Wiley (2). Keiser — Dees (2), L. Smith, Poag, C. Smith. really went to work. Their shooting was deadly and their passes, short and crisp, vvere in mid-season form. Jones tallied for seven consecutive points. And when Bratcher rang the bell for two, the Chicks had their biggest bulge of the night, 25 points. Defense Sharp Focus was also thrown on the Chick defense as the Lions labored through this quarter without a field goal. Halftime score aws 38-17. Then came the nightmare for Blytheville mentor Jimmy Fisher. The second half was Chapter Two, entitled "Why gray-haired coaches get grayer." Play opened with Akers stealing a mid-court pass and racing away to score. Actually it was Freddy Akers' last stanza eight points that kept Blytheville in the game. From this point the Chickasaws skidded badly. The docile kittens of Leachville came roaring back as the brilliant Buddy Thweatt, who hadn't started because of illness, cashed in for eight, and out-scored the Clucks 16-8. The Lions' defensive screen had suddenly become impenetrable. ! At the third quarter whistle the margin had dwindled 46-33. Frantic Finale As the last quarter opened, an exchange of charity tosses had run j the score to 50-35, but big Norm Ward brought the Lions in closer with a lay-up and a free throw. Play at this point grew furious and in the confused squabbling Leachvilie's B. D. Carter rammed in five big scores. But time was running out on the Lions. They cut Blytheville's lead to seven with a minute left to play, and then as Atkieson committed his fifth personal and Akers made good on both flips, the Chicks coasted in. Blytheville's shooting percentage was not awesome although on field goals they made good with 19 out of 51 tries. Of course most of this was first-half scoring. Blytheville's next game will bu HE STILL SCORED — Blytheville's playmaker and ace floor- man, Freddy Akers, was unable to get this shot off last night as Leachville's Norm Ward stopped the play. But Akers potted the two resulting free throws as he joined Bobby Jones for the Chicks' scoring honors for the night with 14 each. This play was typical oi the tough defense thrown up by the Lions in their second half comeback. (Courier News Photo) Plans Announced For New Stadium At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — D e I m a r Cobble, city school superintendent, has outlined plans for the construction of a $20,000 high school athletic field at the western outskirts oi Caruthersville near the site of a new grade school building now under construction. The project would be financed by selling 400 10-year football tickets for $50 each. These tickets would be transferable and could be paid on a monthly basis. Cobble pointed out that Caruthersville's present footbal field behind the high school is inadequate in comparison with other schools in the Bis Eight Conference. He said no money will be spent until enough has been obtained foi the entire project. The superintendent promised that all money would be returned by next Sept. 1 if enough hasn't been obtained by then. An itemized list of the estimated COSL follows: Permanent bleachers, $8,000; industrial fence, $4.000; field lights. S3.500; rest rooms and siorage space, S3.000; Scoreboard. Sl.OCO; sound equipment, $500. But Player Requests Rejected Minors Get Glimmer Of Hope from Major League TV Revenue CHICAGO (AP) — The National League held out a glimmer of hope to the minors in the form of revenue from a proposed television "Game of the Week" broadcast today DiH the majors turned thumbs down on such player requests as a $7,200 minimum pay, unlimited winter ball and an inside role on negotiating a new World Series TV contract. the increase from $6,000 to 81,200 "I wouldn't say there are any psychological advantages or disadvantages," Robinson said, "but against the Jackson Golden Bears! [ KU it's better to hav_ won two 7his Time He's Coming To Me' Says Bobo CHICAGO (AP) — Sugar Ray Robinson doesn't believe there'll be any psychological factors involved in his bid to regain the middleweight championship against Bobo Olson Friday night, but the champion thinks otherwise. 1 Tourney In Semi-Finals at Jackson. Tenn., Friday night. JUNIOR CAME the man than to have lost nij-lheville Watson, 4 Harvison, 3 Manley, 3 Rounsavall, 5 Smith, 2 Substitutes: Pos. F F C G a Leachviltc E. Trowel], H C. Towell Wurd, 4 Kennett, 13 Smith, 2 Blytheville — Cherry, Boyd, Bruce, Hucy; Lenchvllle—Cal- vin Towell 12, McHaney 2, Ray, White 1, Mooucy 5, Bridges, Weinberg. SENIOR GAME Illylheville Pos. Leachville Abbott, 0 F B. D. Carter, 10 Daniels, 7 F Atkieson, 10 Hodges, 8 • C Ward. 15 Jones, 14 a Bailey Akers, 14 G Thomas, '*• Substitutes: Blytheville — Bratcher 3, Holt; Leachville—Thweatt, 12. two." He wa.s referring to his victories over Olson in 1350 and 1952. "Sure he beat me twice." retorted Olson, "but tilings have changed. I'm the champ now. "The first time I went against Robinson, I was scared. I was just: a green kid and while working out for the fight, fans would crowd around and watch me. Then I'd hear them say, 'Man, what Sugar Ray's going to do to this guy. Don't think those remarks didn't make a difference to a newcomer. That was when Robinson knocked Olson out in 12 rounds ,, but he didn't have im easy time to me of it. "No one ever has an easy fight against Olson," said Robinson before going through a couple of fast windup rounds yesterday "I'm not trying to build him up but he's out there giving you n battle three minutes of every round." And Olson doesn't figure to change any. "I'm going to fight the same way," he said. "I nearly beat him the second time and that was j three years ago, I know he's noti as fast now as he was then and he had to rely on speed. ' "Psychology? Sure there's psychology in every fight and I know he beat me twice," continued O1-; son. "But look at it this way. I'm 1 the champ this time and there's a lot of confidence that goes with! that title. This time he's coming' My master likes MELROSE MELROSEI Kentucky Bourbon Years Old 6 Smart pup! Knows when to remind his master to drinlf "the very best" . . . 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Championship schedule for boys tomorrow night is Senath vs. Campbell at 6:45 and Gideon vs. Bragj, City at 9:15. Girls championship games scheduled for tomorrow night pits Maiden against Piggott at 5:30 and Caruth against Arbyrd at 8:00. Girls—Maiden 35, Holcomb 30; Piggott 53, Kennett 50; Caruth 41, Senath 37; Arbyrd 37, Bragg City 35. Boys — Senath 06, Cardwell 48; Campbell 55, Kennett 52; Gideon 59. Holcomb 56; Bragg City 85, Caruth 45. The National went out of its way to label as "very important" its decision to ask Walter O'Malley, | Brooklyn president, to continue his efforts to work out plans to use income from a proposed "Game of the Week" TV broadcast of major j league games on Saturday afternoons to aid the minors. The minors, through the presidents of their Class B. C and Df leagues, have aske' the majors to help work out a plan for "immediate relief of the damaging effects of TV broadcasts into minor league territory." Although this request was not acted, upon by the American League and was rejected by the National because of its "intemperate" language, the National j voted to lend a hand. Commissioner Ford Fricb revealed Monday that he had been rebuffed by the Justice Department in Washington in an attempt to set up a test case on the right of baseball too regulate radio and TV broadcasts of its games. The minors blame radio and TV for a large share of their attendance decline in recent years. A "Game of the Week" T" 7 show has been in operation in recent years. Only three clubs participated in the original plan but many others joined last season. It was learned that the entire 16 major league clubs were considering participation in 1956. The majors also turned down the minors' proposal to change the law on returning servicemen, mrkiiig them count on the player limit after 30 days instead of one year. On the player demands, the majors refused to go along with minimum pay. 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