The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
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.PAGE TWBLTB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWI THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1,MM George Cote to Speck 24 Ckickasaws to Get Letters at Football Banquet Next Tuesday 24 football letters will be awarded to members of the 1955 Blytheville Chickasaw football squad at the Annual Football Banquet to be held Tuesday night, Dec. 13, at George Cole, University of Arkansas scout and assistant football coach will be guest speaker at the affair. Although Coach Mosley has several good-looking backfield prospects headed' by Charles Coalter and Ed Moore, inexperience will be the big factor in attempting to fashion a working unit comparable to this year's outstanding performers. . Of the 3* Chick letter-winners only eight will graduate before itart of a new season but un- hippily thai includes Bobby Jones Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott, nucleus of Coach Russell Mosley's backfield. The front wall of next year's team i* apparently well set, even with the crippling loss of center Jimmy Dee, tackle Homer Ratliff and ends Fred Hodges, Fred Rounsavall and Jimmy Bratcher. A standout returnee will be guard Jodie Hall, recently names to the All-Big 8 second Bobby , Jayroe, Homer Ratliff, Steve McGuire, Charles Coalter, Ed Moore, Robert Holt and David Barnes. Second-year men to be awarded gold footballs: Fred Hodge, Bo Huffman, Jimmy Gee, Wayne Hunnicutt, Frank Sparks and James Privett. Winners of their third letters, banquet: First-year letter-winners to receive sweaters: Rene George, Eddie Perry. Bob Robinson, Bruce Smythe, Slick Nelson, Abbott, Jimmy Bratcher, Freddy Rounsavall and Jodie Hall. Managers receiving letters will be Bobby Edgmon, Tommy Carney and Bob Byrne. Chick B, Papooses Lose; Blytheville At Jackson Tomorrow The Chickasaw B team lost its first game of the season in a close contest at Manila last night, but the B's will have a chance to get back in the winning column tomorrow night ! when they journey to Jackson, Tenn., with the A team to battle the Golden Bears. The Chicks will be seeking victory 'number four at Jackson tomorrow night. The Tribe is still undefeated Cuban Loses Dreary Match Baker, Nino Give Rocky Xmas Cheer By JACK RAND CLEVELAND (AP) — Merry Christmas, Rocky Marciano. Slop up on turkey and dressing. Don't spare the mashed potatoes and gravy. Nobody's coming to spoil your fun as heavyweight champion of the world. The much-heralded meeting of Bob Baker, No. 2 challenger, and Nino: Valdes, the No. 3 threat, last night at the Cleveland Arena served only to bolster the position of Archie Moore, the No. 1 contender. As Rocky knocked out Ancient Archie In September, the future looks clear. Pudgy Baker, a 12-5 favorite, plodded to a unanimous decision over the Cuban Valdes In a dreary match that pnbably eliminated both from consideration n Mar- oiaho opponents. BOM and Music "Maybe I'll have to fight Archie Moore now^before I get the Marciano shot," said Baker in his dressing room ifter the dull 10- rounder, fought to the tune of "Jingle Bells" and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and a steady chorus of boos from the 8,380 fans who paid »63,392 to see the Cleveland News' annual Christmas fund show. "What do we want fighting any Baiter?" asked Archie Moore's manager Charlie Johnston, whose middleweight Eduardo Lausse o£ Argentina stole the show. 'Archie knocked out Baker in Miam (March 9, 1954) am beat Valdes in Las Vegas in May. The only flgh for Marclano Is a return match with Moore." The 31-year-old Valdea seemet unable to untraclc himself against Baker, who failed to take advantage of the situation by stepping back every time he landed a punch or two. The best punch o the fight was a right by Baker in the fourth that drove Valdes to the ropes. It was the closest thing to a knockdown in a knockdown-free bout. Judge Herb Williams scored ii 99-81. Judge Charlie Bill 98-82 and Referee Tony La Branche 97-95 all for Baker. The AP card was 99-90 for Baker. Referee La Branche spent a busy night prying apart the 213'/i-pound Baker and the 207-pound Cuban He warned the big boys repeatedly to "shake it up." It was a remarch of a 1953 match at Huntlnirton CARDTHERSVILLE— W. Va., also won by Baker. The John Kadlac, an assistant football winner was supposed to get the next Marclano bout. Lausse, a ferocious-looking Argentine middleweight. stopped England's John L. Sullivan on a technical kiv-ckout In 1:00 of the fifth round of the 10-round co feature. Caruthersville Grid Banquet Is Tonight coach at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will be the main speaker at the second annual CHS Tigers football banquet in the basement of the Eastwood Memorial Methodist Church here at 7 tonight, according to Bemie Lay. one of the promoters of the event. Kuz Moreland of Caruthersville will be toasthiaster. It is reported that small gifts in the form of miniature footballs will be given to the graduate seniors. They arc: Bill Watkins. Leon McCoy, Bob Tanner, Jack Taylor, Jerry Figgins. Ed Peters, Bob Bartholomew, Blirry Trainor, Alvin Bynum. Jim Southern, John . Martin. Jim Leslie Streete. and Jack Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cleveland — Bob Baker, 213'i, Pittsburgh, outpointed Nino Valdes. 207. Havana, 10. Eduardo Lausse. ISO'U, Buenos Aires, stopped John L. Sullivan, 1GO',, Preston, England, 5. New London, Conn. — Jackie in the short season. The B team, coaching by Randell Prince, fell behind in the final minutes last night as the Manila B squad edged them 57-53. In a preliminary game the Papooses dropped their third straight ;ame to the Manila juniors 25-20. Bratcher High Tiny Joe Bratcher hit eight times from the field and Iced five free throws without a miss to garner SENIOR GAME Blytheville P°s. Colater. 3 F McWilliams, b Williford, S F Tucker, 6 Wyatt, 15 C Rob Rogers, 23 Bratcher, 21 G Hamilton, 6 Moore, 8 G Davis, 1 Substitutes: Blytheville — McMahan. Young; Manila—Bourland, 13. JUNIOR GAME Poj. Watson, 2 Harrison, 2 Manley, 9 Rounsavall, 5 Smith, 1 Substitutes: 2, Gilbert, Wagner, Sickols. SOMEBODY TELL HIM—Hocky Marciano finds that one of the llUrfkoff brothers h?s no respect for rank, has to fend him off whik serving as guest referee during a tag team wrestling match S, Minneapolis T le champ's co-referee, Bill Knus.sto bonds over the other Kalmikoff. who is trying to pin Tony Baillargeon. No Battle of Scales In Olson, Robinson Championship Bout CHICAGO (AP) — Apparently satisfied there will he no battle of the scales, middleweight champion Bobo Olson and challenger Sugar Ray Robinson today marked time for their 15-round title scrap mutually confident of victory at their peak of conditioning Olson's fourth defense of his crown tomorrow night at Chicago stadium be televised and broadcast nationally. The 27-year-old Olson, who was kayoed by Robinson in the 12th in 1950 and lost a 15-round decision to him two years later, will receive a cut of 35 per cent of the gate expected to total $150,000, and the $75,000 TV-radio package. Robinson's share is 25 per cent. Flaherty Confident So confident is Olson's manager Sid Flaherty of winning that he has made plans for Bobo's next defense. It would be against Charles Humez, European 160- pound king, in Paris "any time after Ihe Robinson fight if the price is right." Another possibility, depending on the price, is Joe Giambra, who spent an Avmy furlough giving O'Brien, 145, Meriden. Conn., out- pointed Tommy Webb, 144, New York. 10. Bobo plenty of trouble before los Ing a decision in San Francisco Aug. 26. Both Robinson and Olson have been impressive in drills and eacr. claims to have worked harder and longer for this scrap than for any other. Contrasts Olson appears to be solemn and edgy. Robinson has been in direct contrast, laughing and joking. Robinson reportedly has worked up to 160 pounds from 156. Olson, who packed 170 when he lost to Archie Moon last June, has had to come down. Bobo now is willing to bet observers SlOu that hj is 159 J / 2 . There have been no takers Olson is a 3-1 favorite. Pro Basketball Rochester 92. Minneapolis 79 Wednesday's Pro Basketball Ca ce Powers Forced All Out 4hs? In Night of Shaky Victories By ED WILKS The Associated Press Question: Why are even young college basketball coaches either grey haired or balding? Answer: Take a look at what happened last night. Tulsi remained unbeaten, but only by the grace of Junior Born's two free throws In the final 15 seconds that beat Texas Western S7-M. Kansas, a suspected Big Seven powerhouse, had to get up and move in the second half to quiet winless Wichita S6-55. Notre Dame rot its first victory In three tries by the margin of Bill Welman's second field goal of the game, coming In the last 23 seconds of overtime to beat Loyola Of ChlctgO 85-81. Utah State defeated highly re- ftrdtd aonuc* K-tl on Frank >oia's lut push shot In the ot pity. Bowllnf Orttn was knotted four Um«* la » second BvtrUjiu before beating Western Michigan 93-89 in the first Mid-American Conference game for both. Brown downed Tufts 56-54 on two late free throws by Charley Merritt. And Pittsburgh which trampled Michigan 75-66 in its opener, had to .scramble to beat little Allegheny 99-S6 on Jolmny Lazor's two field goals in the last 2:16. Those were the close ones. And there Were those which weren't us easy as they look. St. Louis had 10 scamper In the 'second halt to beat Centenary of Shreveport, La., 95-84. So did Mar- t.uette In Its 89-75 decision over Valparaiso. Yale upset previously unbeaten Connecticut 92-87 with Johnny Lee and Chuck Ross totollng «1 points, but the Ells hat, to freeze the bsll In the last l'/a minutes. There were very few runawsys, but seventh-ranked Dayton, Cincinnati «nd Memphis Stttc managed It. Dayton, led by army-returnee Jim Pixson's 19 points, m«de Miami (Ohio) Its Iblrdl straight victim 73-50; Cincinnati passed the 100 mark for the second time in Its two starts, clubbing Tennessee 109-82 with Phil Wheeler canning 31; and Memphis State, topped by Forest Arnold's 46 points, dumped Hardin-Simmons from the unbeaten 102-52, Vlllanova got in -the act too, routing St. Francis (Pa.) 100-77 with Jim PoWei scoring 27. Baylor of the Southwest Confer ence won Us Ural in three starts, belting Oregon State, 10th ranked last season, to a third straight defeat 62-57. 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 deUctousneai of this pur* hamburger. KREAM KASTLE Walnut & Division Phone 3-8051 DRIVE-IN Croom, 2 Husky, 6 Johnson, o Buck. 10 Dyer, 5 Football Helped By TV? Scribes Can't Decide THE ASSOCIATED PRKS* There's . been more Interest shown in college football and more talk about it since the National Collegiate athletic Assn. has been bringing the game into living rooms and bar rooms via television. Has that helped the game as a whole? Dunno. The nation's sports writers and broadcasters, uncertain about the effects of TV on football in past seasons, cast a nearly unanimous vote in favor of it as an advertising agent In the Associated Press post-season football survey. But they were pretty evenly divided as to whether televising football hurt the gates at non-televised games. Restrictions to Star Only a few raised the question of whether the NCAA restrictions on television were satisfactory or otherwise — a subject that has brought a sharp division of opinion in past seasons. Apparently they feel the restrictions, like TV, here are to stay. In reply to the question, "has the televising of games increased or decreased interest of the public in football?" 126 out of 149 news men and radio-TV experts gave the opinion there had been an increase. More women and people who normally don't go to see games, they pointed out. no* were getting a taste of football and liking it. At the same time many claimed that television whetted the fans' appetites only for more televised games. There was a general agreement that the real big games were hurt little, if at all. by TV competition but that the smaller schools and secondary games suffered—especially if a top attraction was on TV. The effects of bad weather and traffic also came into the discussion. NEW YORK W-Qeorge Welsh, who served as. Navy's air arm. is the individual total offense champion of major college football, but only by a scant 35 yards over Arizona's Art Luppino, who made all his gains by running and romped off with his second straight rushing title. Welsh, the individual passing king as well, topped the Arizona junior in the final game of the Jetson by picking up 185 yards against Army. That gave Welsh a season total Manila — Alexander, Chick scoring honors with 21 points. Rogers of Manila topped that with 23 points, however. Tied at 13-all after one quarter the Chick B's forged a halftime lead of 28-26. They picked up another pair in the third quarter to go in to the finale 41-37, but the. Manil- ans came back strong in tlj e, fourth to outscore Blytheville 20-12. The Paps, looking better every Ambidextrous Sport BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (ff) — Jack Vaughn says he's .a natural .southpaw but in football and baseball he can throw with either hand. The six foot one 165-pound North High freshman led his team to four victories in as many games on the gridiron this fall. game, though still showing inexperience, started slow but'got back in the game in the last half and were within two points at one time. Jerry Manley was high for the Paps with nine points, and Buck topped the Manila juniors with 10 We/s/i Edges Lapping For Offense Honors .' fi NEW YORK (AP) — G«org« Welsh, > who »rved M Navy's air arm, is the individual total offense ^champion « major college football, but only by a scant 35 yard* over Arizona's Art Luppino, who made all hi* gaini by running tnm Osceola Rocks Burdette By 69-54 Count BURDETTE — Osceola Seminoles felled the Pirates of Burdete here Tuesday night K-54 in a District. 3B conference game. Osceola's big center. Richard Lucas, and guard Reeves, pushed in 19 points each but were topped for game scoring honors by BurdettO's Burks who neted 29. Osceola led all the way with a 1710 margin after one period and a 31-23 halftime )ead. Burdette's next game is against Luxora in the Missco Invitational Tournament Tuesday night. Burdette P'M. O«edl» Grigsby, 11 P wells, 2 Langley, 12 F Hulsey, 2 Burks, 29 C Lucas, 19 Easley, 2 G Hopkins, !2 McHafey G Beeves, IS Substitutes: Burdette — Aycock, McPate; Osceola—Young 2. Hill 9, Dye .4, Gentry, Mann, Reece. Harrison Takes Double Win LUXORA—Harrison Junior High School boys and girli took two games from Luxora last night, the boy« winning 31-28 and the girls taking their game 14-7. ;., Dorothy Johnson caged 11 for the winning girls'who posteil their. 36th consecutive victory without a defeat over a three-year span. Campbell tallied 14 for the boys. Friday night the aHrrison High Dragons host Golden High of Turrell. First game is set lor 1 -.30. of l.MS yard* IB nin* fun**, according to tht .Final NCAA Serf ice Bureau figures released yesterday, while Luppino collared 1,11» , in 10 games. . Sccoui Straight . rushing crown in two eonsecutiv* seasons, also it tin first to finish as high as second in the total' offense race on rushing alon*. With one season remaining •»•*• just 198 yards sitort of the »!*•" tlme college career record of 1.311 yards s«t by Wisconsin's Alan Ameche. I Welsh won hta offense crow» with just 301 plays, tying the aU time low by a champion set bt Oklahoma AftM's Bob FMfener* in 1M». •' Toil A wag* All-America Earl Morrall el Michigan State had the top av«N age gain for rushlng-paselng plays with 9.1 yards, third best In history for a minimum total gain of 1.000 yards. Notre Dame's Paul Hornung had the single-game running-passing high, gaining M4 yards against Southern California In the finale. . "" All-America -Howard (Hopalortg) Cassady of Ofii9 State was tl» workhorse, figuring in more rush* ing-passing plays' than anyone els* with a total of 'MS;:' • Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED FRESt Yale »2, Conftetttcut 81 Cornell «', Colgate T« :Army M, Ithaca'41 Kansas M. Wichita .» Tuisa 57, Texait Western M St. Louis 95> Centenary 04 Nojre Darhe at, Chicago Ley- bit it* (overtimes .Western nilndis- ti, ;Iowa We«- leyan S7S'- ..:'?•' ' >.; Illinois College «, CulYtr-Btock- toh 59 -:' : . : :-: ,.,;.: :!•',• - .-.. ' Quiocy (111) * .Illinois normal 71' •:.••:'-• "j '•;-.:.. :.--.•': . : Arkansas State M, Arkansas College 61 •'. Southwestern- (Itan) .7*,;. Colorado College •,«*; -.'. Lyle Phillips likes his horses, m addition to owning and training a large string of thoroughbreds, Mill- lipa Is a naionally rated poto player. First time under any Christmas tree... FOUR ROSES Only a few short weeks ago, FOUR ROSES introduced this magnificent bourbon. Bourbon drinkers agree, it ia the finest by far. For it's more than a single fine bourbon. It is a combination of several great bourbons. Each contributes its own virtue of aroma, body, smoothness and flavor. So what could be a grander gift for your bourbon-drinking friends than this gnat new favorite—FOUH ROSES BOURBON? Available in the regular bottl* (4/5 quart) with attractive giftearton—or in the Four Roses Quart gift decanter, the finest ever fashioned. Either way you will be thanked for giving tbe best there is! HMMM lunum ci,«. T. t man mm. » HIM * <ama man. M n*n.«""» wB»nn.i««iw«wtittimm.,

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