The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 10, 1954
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FRIDAT, DECEMBER 10, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Chick Cagers Invade Milan, Tenn., Tonight »#** * * * ¥ And Leachville to Play Humboldt With but one game under their unseasoned belts, Blytheville's basketball Chickasaws get their first stiff test of the 1954-55 campaign tonight when they invade Milan, Tenn. The game is to be one-half of an Arkansas-Tennessee doubleheader. In the other half the Chicks' neighboring Leachville Lions are slated to take on Humboldt, Tenn. Tomorrow night all four teams move to nearby Humboldt where they will swap partners for another" twin bill. In this one the Chicks will take on Humboldt and Leachville goes against Milan. Coach Jimmy Fisher said yesterday that his Chicks "have shown some improvement" since their opening game' with West Memphis last week. He said that except for a few cases of feet blisters his team should be at near top physical strength for the West Tennessee invasion. Perennial Powerhouses Last year in a similar doubleheader here the Chicks won over both Milan and Humboldt and both Tennessee teams will be out to avenge those losses in this weekend's two twin bills. Miland Humboldt are perennial West Tennessee powerhouses and almost always make the trip to the Tennessee state tournament. However, little is known about the two teams this year but the Chicks are taking nothing for granted in their trip into the Tennessee basketball hotbed. Coach Fisher is expected to start the same five that he started against West Memphis but also indicated that he would continue to use his two platoon system. Expected to draw the starting assignments are: Danny Cobb and Charles Abbott as forwards, Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers at guards and Freddy Hodge at pivot. Alternating with these five will be: Earl Hyde and Chuck Langston at forwards, Danny Edgmon at pivot and Kenneth Stanley and Jimmy Bratcher at guards. /SeMoTeams Play Tonight Hoyti Journeys To Kennett; Two Teams Are Idle By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLB — Seven of Pemiscot County's nine basketball teams are slated to play ball tonight with only one of those teams playing out of the county. The same was true last Tuesday and the same team, Hayti, will be playing out of the county tonight. The Indians, after losing their opener to Portagevllle. will travel to neighboring Dunklin County for a cage game with Kennett's Indians. Braggadocio's. A and B teams visit Bragg City for a twin bill. i Wardell. which won first place I In the Steele Invitational tournament last week, plays host to Deering. Both the A and B teams will see action. Cooter clashes with Steele in the j only other game. i Not scheduled to play until next] Tuesday are the teams from Holland and Caruthersville. Julius Boros Takes Lead in Miami Open \ MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Julius Boros, a husky young man who has better luck with golf clubs than shotguns and fishing gear, led a field of 161 into today's second round of the Miami Open Golf Tournament. Berra Is AL's 'Most Valuable' Yankees 'Catcher Surprised at Honor; 'Will Play Anywhere' NEW YORK 1*1—Yogi Berra, still expressing surprise at being named the American League's Most Valuable Player, said today he's willing to play the outfield for the New York Yankees In 1955. "I'll play anywhere they want me," said Yogi, "third base, catcher, outfield. Just say the word. But I wouldn't mind the outfield a bit if this boy Howard comes along." "This boy Howard" is Elston Howard, regarded as one of the hottest Yankee rookie prospects in years. Normally an outfielder, the young Negro spent the past year at Toronto learning to be a catcher. "I know Bill (Dickey) will work hard with him," Yogi said. "Bill taught me an awful lot when I came up and he probably can do the same for Howard. The only time I've seen Howard was at spring training last year and I know he's a hard worker. He don't grumble and he's willing to try. That's important." Berra, the MVP in 101, is the first repeater for the honor since Ted Williams won in 1946 and 1949. He polled 230 points in the balloting by 24 members of the Baseball Writers Assn. from the eight American League cities. Larry Doby of Cleveland was a close The 35-year-old professional from Mid Pines, N.C., paced yesterday's opening round with a 4-under-par 66, one stroke under favorite Sam Snead of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Ted Kroll of New Hartford, N.Y., and Joe Brown of West Des Moines, Iowa. An accident last week with a shotgun almost prevented Boros, winner of the U.S. Open in 192, from competing in the 10.000 tourney at the par 3-3—70 Miami Springs course. Injured Finger The weapon discharged prematurely and the recoil caused a nasty cut at the base of his tight thumb. Boros had the four stitches removed yesterday morning, taped the wound and shot his way Into the lead. He wasn't troubled by the hand—or by the right leg he broke in July when he fell over some tree roots while fishing. After today's round, the field will be trimmed to the 60 low pros and ties, plus the 10 low amateurs, for the final 36 holes over the 6-620- yard course. Deadlocked or fifth with 68s were Dave Douglas of Grossingers, N.Y.; Bo Winninger of Oklahoma City; Chick Harbert of Northville, Mich.; Ed (Porky) Oliver of e- mont, 111.; Tommy Bolt of Houston; and Ed Griffiths of Flossmoor, 111. Defending champion Doug Ford of Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., was far back in the field with a 71. Ed Purgol of St. Louis, the U.S. Open champion, ran into putter trouble after making the turn in 32. just one stroke behind Boros. He had to settle for a 69. second with 210 and Bobby Avila of Cleveland was third with. 203 White Sox and Bob Lemon, anoth- e. Cleveland star, finished off the top five. Roger Bannister Quits Competitive Track LONDON (AP) — Roger Bannister, one ot the two men who have run the mile under four minutes, has stepped off the cinder track at the peak of his great athletic career. Osceola to Play Missco Tonight The Osceola Junior and Senior boys teams will play their first road game of the season tonight againsr Missco with the prelims getting underway at 7:30. Coach K,ustin Banner's probable starters for Hie junior team: Logan Young and Ray Mann, guards; S. E. stovall. center: and J. W. Reece and Jerry Hill, forwards. Plenty ot playing time should be seen by Lloyd Moore and Billy Bobbins In the" Paps first game Tuesday night against Burdette they won 48-22 with Robbins leading the scoring parade with 13 markers. For the senior Seminoles the probable starters will be: Wade Rodgers and Nelson Hopkins at the guard positions. In the center slot will be Dick Lucas, a 6:3 junior At the forward post* will be Bopper Cone and Sharon Faulkner. Jack Reeves, the ball-hawking substitute, should see plenty of action along with Ben Wells, a sophomore. In their opening game against Burdet-te Tuesday night Nelson Hopkins racked in 23 counters, Wade Rogers 17. and Dick Lucas dropped in 10 from his center position. The final score: 63-46. The London physician announced his retirement last night at the annual banquet of the sports writers of Great Britain. At the same time, in Australia, his friend and keenest rival, John Laucly. talked glumly of quitting competitive running. So 1954 nears an end with a vast void looming in the track and field world. It was a year that saw Bannister, then Landy, crack the four- minute mile barrier. Then in a memorable race at Vancouver, Canada, Bannister vanquished his Australian rival in a race in which both were clocked under four minutes. Bannister first lowered the mile mark to 3:59.4 at Oxford. England, May 6. A little over a month later in Finland Landy dropped the record to 3:58. At Vancouver, in the British Empire Games, Bannister won in 3:58.8 with Landy second in 3:59.6. Bannister explained that his medical career has made training increasingly difficult. Braggadocio Wins BRAGGADOCIO, Mo. — Braggadocio's Junior High Eagles defeated Caruthersvllle's Junior High Cubs 43-H here yesterday afternoon. Manley was high point man. He scored 13 points for Braggadocio. Eddie Wyatt was high for Caruthersville with five. Harrison Teams Split Two Games Harrison High's junior and senior boys split a pair of games with teams of Manassas High of Memphis in Memphis last night, The junior boys were defeated 4022 but the senior boys won 65-53. Tonight the Dragons are scheduled to take on teams from Rosenwald High of Osceola at Harrison's gym. The first game is set for 7:30. Pro Basketball Results By ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Pro Basketball Syracuse 120. Boston 107 New York 98, Philadelphia 96 Hayti Fixes Cage Schedule HAYTI, Mo.—Hayti High School's Indians journey to Kennett. Mo. tonight for their second game of the basketball season. . Dalton Rogers' cagers were beaten by Portageville 53-51 Tuesday. Here is the remaisder of Hayti's schedule: Dec. 14—Caruthersville, there Jan. 4—Cooter, there Jan. 7—Braggadocio, there Jan. 14—Steele, there Jan. 18—Senath, here Jan. 21—Caruthersville, here Jan. 27—Holland, here Feb. 1—Bragg city, there Feb. 4—Wardell, here Feb. !5—Warden, there Feb. IS—Lilbourn, her* Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Francisco — Jimmy Byrne, :"24. Portland, Ore. and J. B. Reed 102, Vallejo, Oalll.. drew, 10. New York Sunnyside Garden — Isaac Loart, 145, Havana, stopped Calvin Davic, 14«Vi, New YorK, 2. Erie, Pa—Emll Brtko Pittsburgh, outpointed Joe Tuvelle, Buffalo, N. Y. 8. heavyweights, but exact weight snot available. SPORTS EQUIPMENT is valuable It deserves insurance protection while in use, at home or in storage. Insurance that covers fire, theft and nearly every risk except wear and tear. NOBLE GILL AGENCY DREAM TEAM •NDf- BofaBoyct, Marlon Hilt, Bears TACKLI4* Lou Groza, Browns BobStClair,4*ter5 OUAR05- AbeGibron.Brcwvs Dkkftarrfel, Lions CENTER- BiUWateh. OUARTERBACK- BobfayLayne, Lions HALFBACK*Oliie Matron, Cante , Lions FULLBACK- Joe Pferry CND6- Len Ford, Browns HormWiltey, Eagles TACKLES - LeoNbraellini. 4<ters John Kiisell. Browns MIDDLE GUARD- DaleDod.riU,5teelers LINEBACKERS- V, r ayne Robinson, Eajfes Soq Zatkoff, Packers HALFBACKS- Tomlaactry, Slants Dick Lane, Card's LiorvS; Bobby, Dillon. Packers Unknowns on NEA All-Pro Team Only Few 'Big Names 7 Are Listed By MURRAY OLDEBMAN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — Glittering reputations don't always make for all-star selections in professional football where a man is paid according to his ability to perform, and an All-America bows to an alumnus from Magnolia A. & M. if the latter blocks and ackles more sharply. The 1954 NEA All-National Football League offensive and defensive alignments, chosen by bal- loteers from all cities in the circuit, built a credible case for this exposition by hauling a half-dozen comparative unknowns out of limbo and installing them on the pedestal they deserve. No longer is there the predilection for the big linebacker or end _ _ who strove mightily when he was | J,',^'"" u 'j,' bioc'kcrs'with fill young and hungry but grew complacently half a step lower while his running mate covered his mis- Graham. Layiie at Quarterback The shade between offensive centers like Walsh and Bill Johnson of the 49ers Is Infinltesmal. but Wftlsh stayed healthier this season., Likewise It was tough to choose at quarterback between perennials Layne and Graham, and In this case you only go with Bobby because of the greater option threat presented by his running ability. Hugh McElhenny of the 49ers was a cinch fullback choice until he was separated from his shoulder In mid-season, leaving the field to Matson and Walker. Ollie's the one-man team. Walker, with better support, is the one-team man, enjoying his finest clutch season. Second Team OFFENSE Dome Dibble, Lions E Billy Wilson, 49era E Lou Creekmur, Lions T Ken Snyder, Eagles T Duane Putnam, Rams MG Marv Berschet, Skins LB Bill Johnson, 40ers LB Otto Graham, Browns HB Hugh McElhenny, 49ers HB John H. Johnson, 49ers S Dan Towler, Rams S DEFENSE Ed Sprinkle, B6ors Andy Robustelll. Rams Dave Planner, Packers Rny Kroiisc, Giants Les Bingaman, Lions Don Paul, Rams LaVern Torpcson, Lions Warren Lmhr, Browns Tome Keane, Colts Jerry Norton, Eagles Emlcn Tunncll, Giants It wasn't even close at fullback.^ Of all 22 selections, Joe Perry was I Ions. They're not spectacular In op- the only unanimous one. TesUmo- eration behind n. line, but try got- nial finished. Ford may fensive end in the history of football, and certainly no one has ever be the greatest de- rushed passer with the wild abandon of Wild Man Wiley, Kisscll Best Tackle To insiders, the best tackle in football is Kissell, not as colorful as some of his contemporaries but 100 per cent effective. Now that he! no longer has to go both ways, | Nomellini exerts all his power to ting around them. Comebacks of 1054 The comebacks of 1954 are hnll- backs Landry and Lane, the former relegated to playing coach in the belief he was slipping and the latter peddled by the Rams to the lowly Cards. Both had unusual cues. On this team, the running mate gets the nod. So you'll find names like Robinson, St. Clair, Boyd, Zatkoff, Kissell and Hill on the list — men who've produced. Former Sprint Champ Boyd, a former sprint champ, ts probably the fastest end in pro football history and, even in the pllng paws. Les Bingnman ot the Lions has a j 140-pound pull on the scales over Dodrill, but the Stecler middleman! has the mobility to go back and; knock down passes or cover the flanks and the catlike quickness of j Two Tigers Get -State Mention CARUTHERSVILLE — Two Caruthersville Timers received honor- nble mention on the mythical all- state high school fobtbnll squad. The players, back York Hughes Bill Willis In his charge. His: and tnckle Bill Grigory. were Re- greater utility demands recogni- , lected by the Missouri SporlswrlL- tion. ' i ers and Sportsrn asters Association. Robinson and Zatkoff arc the un- They were named on the Biff sung strong men who've been bur- Eight Conference first string lust GLENCOE BLDG. 3.6868 company of such as Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears, was the Rams' greatest offensive threat. Hill is the NFL's rookie of the year whose i g Bear coaches call him the great-1 § est since Don Hutson. 1 y As long as the San Francisco i g backfield was intact, the 49er running game was rated the best football has ever witnessed and breaking its way was unheralded tackle Bob St. Clair, a 6-8, 250-pound giant. His running mate, Groza, edged Lou Creekmur of the Lions primarily because of the game winning qualities in his place-kicking- foot. Top guards were a scarce commodity this year, when running games sputtered, Stanfel is recognized by his own mates as their finest offensive player. Gibron has no peer at pass protection for Otto ied by more illustrious coinpun- week. Both boys are seniors. SHOPPERS SPECIALS! FRESH HEN EGGS (Not 3 *1 10 Pullets) doz. lil* Apples bu. $2.49 Oranges 5 Ib. bag 29c APPLES *: 490 Pink Meat Grapefruit . . 6 for 25e Assorted Xmas Candy Ib. 25e Grapefruit 8 Ib. bag 39c Water Type Tree Stand 98e ALL TOYS REDUCED Select your tree from the largest stock of Xm»« trees In town. We also have silver Irces. Open Til' 10 p.m. Nightly Blytheville Curb Market 130 East Main At Foster's For a Wonderful Christmas Present TOBLER'S SWISS CHOCOLATES $1.95 box ASSORTED CHEESE SPREADS $2.25 to $15.00 ASSORTED FOOD PACKS • Cheeses • Candies • Meats • Nuts —Fine Foodi to Suit Your Holiday Tastes— Fancy Party Foods 106 N. Broadway FOSTER'S Fine Liqueurs Ph. 2-2868 HAMBURGERS For Your Protection, Our hamburger Patties Are Prepared and Delivered Frozen By a Nationally Known Government Inspected Meat Packing Plant. A Warm Well-Seasoned Bun enhances the Wholesome deliciousness of this Purt Hamburger. KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Division & Walnut Phone 3-8051 success combul-UnK enemy passes What better to have at .snfcty llitin a couple of former trnck men Dillon and Christiansen? Great re novcry speed keeps thorn on Io| of the piny (ill the time. Dillon 1 a marvel on pass defense dcsplti the Imndlcnp of one glass eye, unc Christiansen hus superseded th Giants' Km Tunnel! ns the blgges punt threat In footbnll. 6 YEARS OLD 84PROOF, E.G.BOOZDISTILLERYCO. BARDSTOWN. KENTUCKY Sanders Is Coach Of Year Coaches Pick UCLA Mentor In Ballot NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Red) Sanders of unbeaten UCLA, Pacific Coast Conference football champions; was named "Coach of The Year" ;oday in the annual poll of th« New York World - Telegram and Sun and the Scripps-Howard newspapers. The former Vanderbilt quarterback, who has coached for M years, received 178 first place vote* out of 538 ballots cast by member* of the American Football Coichel Association. 20th io Get Honor Sanders is the 20th coach to b* named by the association, and he received 39 more votes than Woody Sayes, whose unbeaten Ohio State team won the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl to meat Southern California UCLA ilnyecl in the Rose Bowl last Jan. 1 and is ineligible to repeat. Last year Sanders WM runnw- .ip to Jim Tatum in the poll, with 111 votes to 151 for the Maryland coach. To UCLA in IMS A .single wing master, Sander* ims been n head coach aince 1940, Ills first year at Vanderbilt. He went to UOLA In 1949, and hi* over-all record as head coach 1* 70 victories, 34 defeats and 3 ties. His UCLA record for six years It 43-12-1 and the pas season la hlft first unbeaten one as the Uclan* won 10 games. 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