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Blytheville, Arkansas
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. BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, PECEMBEU 10, __ MW ' ***-''**"' 4:j ' J '*- J * J ** \ *»«*»«/ v< v/ w •'- — -- .-— _ _^^^^^_—^^^^^^••••^••••^^••••••••••^••••-- ' Chicks Edge Jackson in Final Period Tribe Grabs 4th Win with 68-64 Nod Over Bears JACKSON Term. — Forced to come from behind, something they hadn't been called on to do so far this season, the Blytheville Chicks met the challenge and rallied lo score an impressive win here last night over the previously undefeated Jackson Golden Bears, 68-64. Fred Hodges comu'ctecl for 21 points to lead the game's point- makers. Other Chick scoring stars were reliable Bobby Jones with 18, and Charles Abbott seemed to hit his stride with 14. In the preliminary, Blytheville'sj B's. paced by big Bill Wyatt's _25! K» me >" th( P' ville fire sioing with tlirnp field, j goals and a free toss. Daniels contributed three points. Score was 53-52, Jack.-.on, at the start of the last eight minutes. While Jnckson sufiered tiii'.Jiigh its worst scoring effon oi the tilig a :ist quarter, P< 20-19 minff ten points. He collected 20 for the night, the leader in that department for the Golden Bears. Arnett's The Chicsk attempted til Iiel:i goals in all, hitting 24 times, which included a hard-to-beal 13 nut of Abbott was close on ^,n,-n.-, --- h If licels in this frame, scoring seven -'j^'/,,,,,",,, tnc ' ,, c ld goal per- points, including three free throws ™^- e wjlh n(ne ot He and Jones both had a perfect « nt - , H ,, nd night at the charity counter, pitch-1 \ k j," ,; V e of 13. """ '-•"-•• A " b j,ott led the Chick-, on defense with seven of the Tribe's 24 rebounds under the Jackson goal. Hodge and Daniels were close behind with six apiece. They now have a week lo recuperate and prepare lor Pine Bluff's invasion of Haley Field Gym next Friday. It will be the first Big Eight conference game for the ing in seven and eight respective- Jones Perks in Second Bobby Jones came to life in the second" quarter with eight points as the Chicks raced to a 40-36 lead at the half. But as play resumed Blytheville into a comparatively dry spell ran as they managed to score but 13 times in this stanza. Fortunately chicks. big Fred Hodges kept the Blythe- Edgmon, Shanks, Fong Win Frosh Numerals at DA FAYETTEV1LLE — Danny Edgmon, John Fong and Allen Shanks, who were entertaining Chickasaw fane a. jear ago, were among the 38 Arkansas freshmen who received football numerals as announced by. the arkansns athletic committee. Edgmon was a halfback while Fong and shanks flexed their muscles for the Shoals at tackle. At the same time the committee announced It was awarded letters to 20 members of the 1955 Rnzorbacks. plus three senior service letters. The Ictterman list was headed by a group of six seniors who will receive "A" jackets, the reward for three straight varsity letters in a major sport. They are Co-Captains Preston Carpenter, Muskogee, Okl«. and West Memphis, and Henry Moore, Little Rock; plus Joe Thomason, Hot Springs. Bobby GiUiam, Monticello, Waylnnd Roberts, Little Rock, aud Bill Fuller, El Dorado. The three service letters go to Wayne Oarretl, Harrison, Francis Mazzanti, Lake Village, and Bobby Pearson, Fayetttville. The list also includes ten new names and reflects the heavy dependence upon sophomores during the past season. And makes a snlul group of 18 veterans who will be B's Win Second Coach Randell Prince's B's picked up their second win in three tries, mainly on the scoring eye of Wyatt. Joe Bratchcr looked ;ood with seven, while Coalter. Williford and Moore each garnered four. They matched the sharpness of the Chicks at the free throw line, dunking 16 out of 19. B GAME lilylhcvillc ros. Jackson Coalter, 4 F .... Martin, (i Williford, 4 .... F ... : .... Kirby Wvatt 25 ... C .. Anderson, 6 Bratcher, 7 .... O Mount, 2 Moore. 4 G .... Brown, 2 Substitutions: Blytheville—Lutz, McMahan, Scott. Rcnfro, Young; Jackson—Phillips 6. Williams, Fly, Gaither, Albrec, McPeake 4, Mitchell 5. A GAME Blytheville Daniels, 5 Abbotl. 14 Hodges. 21 Akcrs, 10 Jones, 18 I os. . F . F , C . G . G Jackson Freeman, 1- Gilbert, 5 Oaither, 11 Glnvei, M ... Arnett, 20 AN AFTERTHOUGHT Boston's Bob Cousy uses a backstroke motion to recover from a defensive mistake and prevent Syracuse's George King from, shooting. Action took place during a National Basketball Association contest at New York. After Brilliant Comeback Robinson Awaits Olson's Decision on Return Bout Substitutions: Blytlic- jjlle—Bratcher. Jackson—Noe, 2. Osceola Tops Luxora 60-50 In Cage Duel OSCEOLA—Jerry Reeves with 19, Richard Lucas. 18, and Nelson Hopkins. 13. combined their talents here tonight as Osceola bombed the Luxora Panthers 60-50. Chrism hit 15 for Lnxora. In the junior ganui Osceola sailed In on a 50-25 victory. Osceola hosts the strong Manila available for Coach Jack Mitchell quintet Tuesday night, hough seven men from next year, altho the starting lineup will be missing. eyes- Goes to Cubs BROOKLYN Oil -• Veteran right- luuidt:d pitcher Russ Meyer has made life miserable for the Chicago Culis silica lliey let him go seven years ago So. there was only one tiling k'it for them to do. Gel him back. That 'hey did yesterday, acquiring Meyer Irom lile Brooklyn Dodders in a ti-.Kie which sent pitcher Don Klsion to the world Champi- GAME Pos. F P C O a Osn-ob ,. 1, Mann. Young ill Oakley. While. 3, Barch. Clark. 13. Osceola Wells. 0 Hlllscy, 3 Lucas. 18 Hopkins, 13 Ri'i-ves. li) Sulislitule Dye l.uxuni Looney. If Towlcs, 6 SlaBBE. 3 Chrisro, 15 Anders, 0 — Gcnlry, 4. Llixora--Sto- Pro Basketball By TIIK ASSOCIATKO I'HESS Rochester 109. Boston 1UB Philadelphia 101, Syracuse 82 Jst County-Wic/e Meet Opens At Missco Monday The first county-wide Senior Invitational Basketball Tournament, for boys and girls, will swing into gear Monday at Missco High in West Ridge when the Shawnee and Manila girls take the floor in a 5:30 p.m. game. The tourney will run throughout* the week with, semi-finals sched-j ulcci for Friday night. Finals and! By .IKRKY I.ISKA CHICAGO (AP) — Time backed up for Sugar Ray Robinson last night and today the astounding re - crowned 35- year-old middleweight champion had a three-month wait for a return match with dethroned, dejected Bobo Olson. It was almost • three years ago to the day Dec. 18. 1952 thai Robinson abdicated th 160-pound title! he viciously reclaimed without tool much cash profit. I In what must go down as one of! boxing'-s most brilliant comebacks, \ Robinson blasted a second-round! knockout over favored, but befud- j died Olson in a nationiilly-telvised ( title match at the Chicago Stadium.] However. Sugar Ray's S46.42SJ purse was attached by the federal) government for back income taxes, j This was the Robinson once rated as the best piece of fighting man per pound ill the history of the game. ; Either that, or the 27-year-old i Olson—beset by marital difficulty! u-as a woeful 3-1 favorite still ;hll-s!iocked from his third-round knockout by light heavy champ Archie Moore last June 22. j Two-Time Comeback i At any rate, bison finished hisj fourth 160-pound title defense flat) on Ills buck after a furious Robin-j son salvo in which a brutal leit hook and right upperctlt dealt the; killing blows in 2:51 of the second. ! The amazing finish made Rob-J inson the first middleweight in history to recapture the 100-pound title twice. The International Boxing Club, probably as surprised as Ol^on j over last night's olllcome announced Hobrison would not fight again until Olson has his entitled rematch within 90 days. Sid Flaherty. Olson's manager, and Jim , Morris. IBC president, j both seemed to think that If Olson can straighten out things with his, estranged wile, a rematch will be \ justified. rlayb»y? Bobo's wife, Delores. comment- j ed a:ier Ol-on's bolting last nigh! that maybe it "will put some sense in his head and he'll stop being a playboy." But. whatever happens on the Olson domestic front. Robinson will remain boxing's hero for somei lime. He cnn exult in his recaptured glory, promenading in TV and other personal appearances until Olson makes up his mind whether to meet him again. There isn't much to encourage Olson to take on Robinson for a fourth time. It may have been psychology, as well as Sugar Ray's flailing fists, which dumped Olson last night. Bobo knew thai Robinson knocked him out in 12 rounds at Philadelphia in 1950 and won a 15- round decision over him in 1952 at San Francisco. Olson admitted in his dressing room that he didn't know what hltl calling it even. hlm i Perhaps it was a long right lend ..... ,., ,„ I winch Jolted Olson ai the close o( " 'the first round that started Rnho'j "So fast, so fast," moaned Bobo. I f in i s |, oismi tried to force tha "it was his fast combination and| fic [ U , n t ! lt . .second. He came in I got careless." j rinse for a sharp exchange. And Olson asked if he tried to get up then Robinson set up the kill. as Referee Frank Sikora counted him out. He did, but only by roll- helplessly over at "eight' Sugar Ray lashed his patented left-right combination. Olson hung in close for a moment. Robinson Leachville, Manila Tip Tennesseans LEACHV1LLE — A pair of Lion basketball teams from West Mississippi County lowered the boom on a pair from West Tennessee here last night in the first double-header of a two-night stand in this area for the Tennessee teams. Manila's Lions humbled Milan, to 40-29 after three periods. GO-45 ill the opening game and I Hatcher. Wagner and Isaacs Leacliville's Lions overpowered [ joined for scoring honors in Ma- Humboldt 68-43 in the nightcap. j nila's well-rounded attack with 11 j Jailbird Bagged \ JACKSON, Mich. i.-Pi—The duck 1 hunting Drake brothers bagged a j jailbird. 1 Donald and Ronald Drake were ! hum iiv-' near the Peek Prison Camp when they spotted a man crawling ! rhroiish a field. It was Arthur Pro- v.-iu 32. \vlio escaped mini the camp, i The brothers held Prewitt at gun. point and tolled a passing stnte police car. The teams change partners and move a little closer home tonight with two more games at Manila. Manila takes on Humboldt and Leachville meets Milan. Early Leads Both Arkansas teams went to t Manila work early on their foes last night, < Veach 5 . building up big leads in the open-1 Hatcher 11 ing frames, never to be threatened. : Shedd 8 Manila opened up a 25-17 lead at ! Wagner U poinls each. Leachville blasted Humboldt out of contention in the opening quarter with a 21-4 margin. Thweatt led the way with 17 points for the Lions. Pos. . F . P .. C . G . consolation finals will close thci A. K' lin fi annual affair Saturday night. Dec. /%& »lg! O 17. Wilson, Osceola Favored Wilson and Osceoln in the boys' division loom as pre-tonniament favorites, although Armorel. Luxora and Dyess should be in ron- Opening byes were drawn by Dyess, Wilson, Armorel. Osceola and Keiser in the bracket for buy.., while Dyess, Armorel. Dell, Kciser, Luxora 'and Missco will be the idle first round girls. Officials named tor the. tournament are Joe E\ving. Jack Kelley and Jerry Hairy. First Kmiml 6:45; Wilson vs. Go:-ndl ' Blythcville school officials were in Little Rock today to attend meeting ot the Big Eight coaches and officials. High School principal W. D. Tommey, football coach R.ussell Mosley and basketball coach Jimmy Fisher left early this morning for the meeting. Main item on the agenda naming of a sile for the conference basketball tournament scheduled for February. Officials said schedules for next year's football season also are to be discussed. halflime over Milan and widened it Isaacs 11 Milan Cunningham Pitt 9 .. Meredith 9 .. Patterson 6 Mav i Substittues: Manila — Mcachem ! 7. Rogers 7; Milan — McEwen 2. i Schoonover 10. Fittman 3, Pier| cey 6. _ B. D. Carter 12 F ' Atkeison 12 ... F j Ware 14 C • Tiuveatt 17 .... G Thomas 10 .... G Subslilutes: Leachville—Durham 1. Welker 2. Garrison. Wallace: [ Humboldt—Mays B, Gordon 7, Har' rison 5, Marshall. Humboldt ... Jones .. Wood 8 Chapel 15 . Craig 8 Ambrose Major Powers Win; Hundley Hot By BEN' OLAX e- Associated Press Longest punt rctuni in Fonlbiill League history wns ')« vards and •-•"iid lor a touchdown by Gil LeFehvre of Cincinnati against Brooklyn in 1933. Harrison High Boys, Girls Win llai'rison High senior basketball teams hung up another pair of victories last night with wins over (girlsi. (>:00; Luxora vs. Burdetti- OoUk , n Hlr , h school of Turrell llroysl, 7:15: Missco vs. winner ol , ](M . C Wilson-Gusnell (girls', 8:30. Thc Kirls won , a . 15 WJUl K, ir lene Wednesday -- Armorel vs. O.-.IT- M t 'Coy leading the way with 11 olm boysi, (i:00; Dyess vs. winner' of SluwniH'-NIanila igirls', 7:1T>: Keisi'V vs. winner of Missco-Shaw- i hoys i. 8:30. Thursday — Wilson vs. winner uf Llixnra-Burdoite (boys'. Mill: Armorel vs. DH1 igirlsi. 7:15: Dye.-s vs winner of Dcll-Gosncll iboysi.-io o-.ccola lo tangle wiui B::1 0 of Roscnwald High. ams Can Win College Basketball By THE ASSC1ATED TRESS Birmingham lAlai Classic (First Rotmd> Valparaiso 84. Houston 80 Alabama 85, Texas Christian 46 Other Games Duke 82, South Carolina 67 North Carolina 88, Georgia Tech 7fi Kentucky State 60, Lincoln (Mo) 55 New Mexjco Highlands 92, St. Marys (Kan) 63 East Texas 37, Central Missouri 34 Southern State (Ark) 82, Arkansas Tech 69 East Central Okla 90. Austin 79 Hendrix 73, College of Ozarks 71 Arkansas A&M 113, Henderson 92 Iowa 80, Southern Methodist 62 Nebraska 69, Texas Tech 63 (overtime) Westminster (Mo) 66. McKen- drec 63 Baker (Kan) 55, Sterling o4 Pittsburg (kan) 57, Win. Jewell 47 Rockhurst 86. Emporia Slate B7 Concordia (Neb) 61. Tarkio 59 Greenville (III) 97, Mssouri Mines 68 Southeast Missouri 67, Cncorciia iSt 'Lousi 48 Tulsa 63. Drake 62 Pi-oria 'cats 72, Oklahoma City I'mv 63 , Texas Western 62, Washington i St. Louis) 60 Purdue 59, Southern California 58 L'CLA 68. Denver 40 Oregon State 53, Wyoming 46 Utah State 68, Washington State 65 inK- ASSUUlillCU ' IV>» Rod Hundley the tabulous clown from West Virginia who set a collegiate scoring record for sophomores last season, is hot again this year and the Mountaineers appear headed for another Southern Conference title. . Hundley, 6-4 who sometimes calls his shots sank 711 points in 30 games in ins Itrst season for an average of 23.7. By TSili ASSOCIATED I'KESS The Los Anjju'.u.s Rams can clinch Iheir first Western Division title since 1951 by defeating or tying the Green Bay Packers in the Nalional Football League's top game tomorrow. But it prnhably won't, be easy. The Packers knocked off tbe Hams 30-28 in llioir only other meeting till;-: s(;a.son Oct. 16. Sbullld tile Rums lose, the run- ncnip Chicago Bears cnn qunllly for the championship game against Cleveland Dec. 20 hy whipping tho Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams aro V-3-1 for the year and the Bears 7--1. The Browns, who clinched then sixth Eastern crown Sunday, take on the Chicago Cai'dinals in their final garni; ol the regular campaign. In other games, UaIll- more plnys Son Pr:ini:lsco. New York faces Detroit and Pittsburgh goes ngalnst Wn.shington Tho Western Conference race t oiu'eivabty could wind up in n tic, necessitating a pjayolt Deo. 18. Tlmt would come about u l.os Angeles loses and the tfaglos lie the Dears. Whether I ho Rams or Bears win the title, hmvcvvr CU've- lullil will he the visiling Irani in the' championship contest. : The Drowns RO into the Cardinal game with an 8-2-1 nvord nntl. will lie puUing Otto Graham on display before the home lolks lor Ihe last lime (luring Ihe m;nlai season. The great pa.sscr and signal caller came out of retirement to again spark Ihe Clveland at- lack bill insists this definitely is hiii last year. The Bcura have not mot Philadelphia in a regular .sea.son game since 1949 when lliey trounced Ihe Engles 38-21 Tliey're heavily favored lo do it again tomorrow. If Detroit loses lo the Ohinls it will have gone from one extreme lo llic other. The I,Ions, Wcslcrn Division kingpins last eason, are deadlocked with San Francisco for Ihe cellar mid, with nobby l.ayne injured, their chances of healing the Cllanli are none too good. Washington 71, Baylor 62 ! Utah 119, Arizona 45 Uallimorc can wind lip m third) nniph o\er Washinglon cnupleili Co i ora d o State 69, Southwestern place in Ihe Western Conference| wilh a cardinal und-or Philndcl-j dvan) ,58 by iripliing the 43ers while Oreen phia deicni will move lire, Steclers j Idaho Slate 65, Colorado ASM Bay last's. And n Pill.sbnrgh Irl- out of Ihe Eastern dungeon. ! 54 —— BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 12 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match Don McGec, Ted Lafcll and Bill Curry Speedy Lorancc, Charley Laye and the Mad Mexican 90 iMinulo Time Limit — 2 nut of .'i Falls Adults 50c — Children 15c Three 1-Fall Matchet: McGce vs. Loronce Lafell vs. Mod Mexican Curry vs. Lay« .10 Minute Time T,imit But. the way Hundley has started (he 1S55-'50 campaign, he'll better, that average, in three games, lie's registred 81 points for 27.0 average, j Last night he hit on nine field i goals and as many free throws forj 27 points as West Virginia rolled! to an 80-71 victory over Washing-j Ion and Lee. It was the Mountain-1 eers' third-straight victory and their second in conference competition. They \von the crown with a 9-1 record last year. Iowa Lashes Mustangs Iowa, the defending Big Ten champs, had an easy time against. Southern Methodist, whipping the Mustangs 80-62 in a nonconferenc affair. The H a w k e y e s. fourth- ranked nationally, jumped off to a 10-4 lead in the first three minutes and never were headed. In other games, fifth-ranked Utah swamped Arizona 119-45. Alabama No. 6 walloped Texas Christian 85-46, ninth-rated Duquesne outfought Geneva, Pa.. 65-61 and Brigham Young No. 10, defeated Oregon 72-61. Art Bunte was the big man for Utah, which sot a school scoring record. Bunt tossed in 30 points, pulling the game on ice with four quick baskets after Arizona had scored in the opening seconds. Linn Sets Mark George Linn established an Alabama scoring mark as the Crimson Tide coasted In against TCU in the Birmingham Classic. 'Bama will face Valparaiso, which upset Houston. 84-80, tonight for the title. Duquesne had to fight all the \vay to beat scrappy Geneva and earn the nc:ht lo met Piltsbur»h for 111 Steel Bowl championship. The score was Duqnesne 65, Genva 61. The Panthers whipped Westminster 74-52. Here's the way some of the other games went: Duke breezed td. an 82-07 Atlantic Coast Conference victory ovr South Carolina with Ron Mayer hitting for 24 points and Bob Lakala for 20. North Carolina, with sophomores Pete Brennan, Tommy Kearilt; and Joe Qtligg accounting for 54 points, beat Georgi Teach 88-70. Tulsa held Drake without a field goal in the last six minutes to win 63-62. UCLA beat Denver. 68-40 as Willie Naulls sank 29 points. GIVE HIM or HER Golf Equipment FOR CHRISTMAS Gloves Bags Hood Coven Sold Exclusively By Pros. PAUL FARRINGTON Blytheville Country Club fllW 61 N. Ph. 3-»"6 Georse Washington won Its third strai'-'h:, £ame by downing St. Joseph^. Pa., as Joe Holup contributed 20 for the winners. Nebraska popped nine points,in an overtime period to edge Texas Tech C9-63. Villanova came from behind to upset undefeated Niagara 82-70. Purdue edged Southern California 59-58 on two iree Ihvovra by Joe Sexson in the final nine seconds. Washington defeated Baylor 71-02; Ulah State used ball control to head ofi a lale Washington State rally to win 68-05 :Orgon State came from behind to beat Wyoming 53-40, and Montana, after tailing for most of the game, shot ahead of Idaho for a 70-65 triumph. How fo feed a family with 3 fountain pen I It's no trick at all! Just write a check for one dollar and send it to CARE. For that dollar, CARE will deliver to a needy family overseas 22 pounds of America's nourishing surplus food. Our government has released this food surplus for distribution, through CARE, to the free peoples abroad who need it most. Join this FOOD CRUSADE. How else could you do so much good for a single dollar! OKI I lit UUit D SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO CARE-NEW YORK CARE-SAN FRANCISCO Oft TOUR LOCAL CARE OFFICE root CNSii! mutts mi MI IE sot 10« SKCKIC isinmii m tool CHOICE This ad ran M a public Ktvlcc by Uu Courier New*

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