The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 12, 1955
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PAGE TWILYB BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER If, Four Missco Gridders On B All-State Four Mississippi County football players have been | named to Class B all-state positions in (lie annual Arkansas Athletic Association poll, conducted by coaches. They are Bill Tranum of Wilson. Richard Luta* Bill Tranum Richard Lucas of Osceola. Harry I Shearin of Burdette and Royce [ Smith of Keiser. The four. Mississippi Countian5 j were the only gridders to make tho all-state squad from District j 3B. I Lucas, 8-3. 206 pound tackle, led i line play for the Seminoles in uieir ' drive to the district championship ! Bill Tranum is a 180 pound j standout end for Wilson, bounced! out of the top spot in the confer-! ence by Burdette in the final game' of the season. j Huge Center i Shearin is a gigantic center for j Burdette standing 6-3 and weigh- i ing 220 pounds. Fourth member of the 23 man I squad from the county was Keiser's back. Royce Smith. Smith is ISO pound high-stepping speed- Boxing Briefs Sandy Saddler, Gallardo Open Week's Fighting By T1IK ASSOCIATED PRESS Featherweight champion Sandy' Saddler, getting set for a possible: title fight soon witl* Manila's Flash! Elorrie. meets veteran Davey Gal- j lardo in a non-title IQ-rouncler ai San Francisco tonight. Lulu Perez, once the top-rank- ster for the Yellow Jackets. Coaches selected a 22-man squad lor all-state honors, but a tie for j one tackle position resulted in a I 23-man unit ' '"B feather \vegiht contender and Seven other Mississippi County i now a lightweight, clashes with gridders received honorable men- j Italy's Paolo Rosi in n television j. i iQri'ounder ""»»•"•••»'• T^r-i ~. *.!„,,t Harry Shearin Rqyce Smith Ric^SMUOnlySW Teams Sporting Good Cage Records By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After two weeks of intersedional basketball, Rice and Southern Methodist remained the only Southwest Conference members with respectable records. The Owls are the only unbeaten team of the conference with five straight victories and SMU boasts a 4-1 record after losing last week to powerful Iowa 80-62. The Mus tangs bounced back to whip Min nesota 82-81. Otherwise, there has been little to shout about in Southwest Conference play. The league so far has dropped 10 of 15 games with Intersectlonal foes. Arkansas' Razorbacks, who meet the University of Oklahoma Thursday night, lost their third straight contest last week to Oklahoma Former Chick Star With AF In Germany Col. Richard Tipton, a star Bly- thcvillu High School athlete of the 1930's, hfis bef;n assigned to Pur- stenfeldbruck Air in 3erma- ny where he is a member of the 7330th Flying Training Wing. Tipton was one of the finest athLftt'R produced when Blythnville was nciiiiK the crest ol a pre-war win panicle. He has 14 years of military service, all In the Air Force, and during World War II was with the Twelfth Air Force in Africa, Hic- ily and Italy. Hfi'U now {•){.' aprMcipating in the pilot iniiniiur proiznun sit/ fcUlm-wV: wlim; students [ruin BrlKunn. D e n in u r k. France, Gri-pc-f. mm. Italy, the Netherlands, ['nruivHl. .Spain, Pakislan and t!i(; Umi'ul Kingdom are Ti;,-;on i.s ;: muthcr nf Co!. Jiiine.s Tiplon. wild v. n,s :; tackle on n XJnh'rf.sii.y of Al;tb:i:>i;i Rose Bowl t'-am ot the '3(J's. Tipion, hi, ;! urcn, rniikR the. A&M 70-64. Texas A&M, however—o team so fnr tumble to hit a. winning stride on the road — returned to their home court to hand Louisiana State a 73-59 trouncing. Texas Christian had a bad time last week losing three contest by wide margins. The Horned Frogs, led by Dick O'Neal, were walloped by 43 points by the University of Houston in the Birmingham classic. O'Neal, leading conference scorers with 116 points, bucketed 67 points In hlft loam's three losini efforts mid round scoring competition from SMU's big center, Jim Krebs. Against Minnesota,. Krebs scored 36 points to pull with 14 points of O'Neal's pace. Texas, after a good start the previous \veck, lost to the Phillips Oilers 92-6G and to Oklahoma A&M 61-58. Baylor, on ti western tour, lost three—managing only a win against Oregon State 62-57. The conference lias a chance this week to make amends in its dismal record against outside opponents with 13 games on tap, 12 of them 11 gains lintel-sectional opponents. They were Robert Wright of Wilson, end; Billy Duncan of Burdette, tackle: Jim Robbins of Osceola, and Arkey Pankey of Burdette, guards; Elbert Rigsby. Nelson Hopkins and Doyle Carpenter, bucks. District 6B placed six players on the all-state team to lead the field. Three other districts, including 3B, were next with four each. Other two were Districts 7B and 5B. iiud Lui home chii "Wheel Road, FinsMMifeldbnick Air MarsfonTops Holland In Two Overtimes ETKKI.K—MiirsUm won over Holland in two overtimes hdre Prijlay night to take first place In the, Steele Invitational Basketball Tournament. The fourth quarter ended In n M-54 dcadloc kund the first overtime period ended with the game tied 60-60. .The second overtime lap ended with » 62-60 edge for Mansion as the result ,of two free throws oy Pardon of Mfirston. Holland had a 26-18 hnlfUmt lead in the championship battle. Junior Heavies Take Spotlight On Legion Card Six man tag wrestling returns u> Memorial Auditorium tnni^ht to headline Mic American L/'^ion's weekly \vrc.stlii)f; card. And i he. aecnit will be in junior hiiivir.s MI (lift bout nil partieipant-s are in the l!''f) pound ;nnt Ic.sri cln.srf Tcai-Jiuii; for i.he main fveiit \vtil bf Don McOei,', Ted Laidl and Bill Ourry a^aiiusi SptH'tiv LnranrC, (Jharloy 1/Lyc and tlif Mud Mexi- ciin, All six of tlif paiMcip.,ni£ art 1 ufM known to Blythmlli- mat t.-ins and all I'xccpi. Layi; and Ij<>rann* haVf appeared !u;n: rfct-ntl.v. Bnih Laye and Loninue hitvc been absiMit.troni (he Hlyllievi!!^ riiiR lor a number nf yeans but, will bo re- mcmhersd by rhc city's '.eteran miil f»ns. Thn:e one-fall preliminary bouts Bragg City Boys, C'ville Girls Cop Final Honors BRAGG CITY —Bragg City boys and Caruth girls took top honors in the Bragg City Invitational Basketball Tournament finals here Saturday night. The Bragg City Indians romped over the Campbell Camels 89-71 in the boys' championship contest. Brfigg City received the first place boys' trophy while Campbell got the second place trophy. Kennett's Indians got the third place boys' trophy with a 53-30 win over Holcomb's Hornets in the consolation division. Caruth'a Bobcats edged the Plg- jott Mohawks 35-53 to take the first plnce girls' trophy while Piggott got the second place girls' trophy. Kennett again got the third place trophy by sneaking through with a 44-40 victory over Bragg City's girls. Sportsmanship trophies were awarded to the Piggott girls and the Caruth boys. (Dumont-TV) at New York's St. Nicholas arena tonight. Perez has a 33-7-1 won-lost-tie record. Host's record is 19-3-0. Gil Turner of Philadelphia and) .J ia sla Bua of East Meadow, N. Y.. are the middleweight headliners for the Wednesday night radio-television show (ABC- TV, radio, 9 p. m.,, CST) at the Syracuse, N. Y., War Memorial auditorium. Their records; Turner 51-10-1; La Bua 25-7. Ralph Dupas, 20, third-ranking lightweight contender, and Ludwig LightbuMv 21, up-and-coming British Honduras boxer-puncher, col-; Hde in the Madison Square Garden feature Friday night (NBC- TV, radio, 9 p. m. CST). Dupas, unbeaten in his last nine, has a 57-6-5 record. Lightburn, beaten I only by welterweight contender | Ike Logart this year, has a 35-6 j record. I 1C U Back wi Drill Fields for Cotton Date With Rebels FORT WORTH. Tex. tfl — Texas j Christ Urn's Horned Frogs return to the practice field today to start preparations for their Cotton Bowl date wit-h Mississippi. The resump- lon of \vorkouts after a 2-week vacation finds CoAch Abe Martin still worrying. "The best 1 can figure," said tho TCU head man, "is Hint we've got quite a battle on our hands. It will be a game that the spectators will enjoy but rough on the coiu-hes. I think it'll be an offensive show with so many touchdowns we'll have a hard time keeping up with them." The Frogs all will report hale and hearty. Martin still knows little about Mir., issippi except what l\p has heart! and read. He has sent two iTtiine films to Johnny Vaught, coarh of Mississippi, and is wat- inp to receive two from Vaught showing the- Rebels in action. "I hear Mississippi has a lot of speed, especially on the part of Eaele Day, the quarterback, and Earl Blair, the left halfback." sid! Mrtn. "They may be faster than j we are. I know they are well-: balanced." TCU and Mississippi both have i tiiU'dy offensive records. The Re-1 bels trained 3.377 yards rushing and' p:i?sinff in 10 anmes. Texas Chris-j rian made 3.549. Defensively tbe Horned Frogs appear superior, having allowed only 1MQ.3 yards per trame compared to 266.7 for tho Rebels. i The top four ball-carriers of thej Frogs are Jim .Swink, Ray Taylor. Vernon Hallbeck and Ken Wineburg: and they're each ahead of | the four leading Rebel runners.: Swink, the All-America halfback, j gained 1,283 yards, which is almost as much a? Paige Cothren,! Earl Blair. Billy Kinnarri and Day | combined have rolled up for Mis-j sissippi. I In passing, however. Day has ; gained 724 yards to 608 lor TCU'd, thrower, quarterback Chuck Curtis. | Rusty Dons Oil Guns For Gruelling Test In Chicago Tournament By BEN 01.AN The Asiochitoti Press This will be "put up or shut up" week for many of the nation's leading college basketball learns seeking to escape the fate of high-ranking Kentucky anil Illinois. San Francisco will swing back into action Friday night after a 10-day layoff to meet a good Marquette club in the opener of the DcPaul Tournament in Chicago. The Dons, defending NCAA champs and No. 1 in the pre-season Associated Press poll, are 3-0 on victories over Chico State, Southern California and San Francisco State. Podoioff Checks Bribe OfferstoNBA Coaches By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i Maurice Podoioff, president of the National Basketball j Assn., said today the league definitely was trying to check on a series of mysterious telephone calls in which three coaches] have been offered bribes to either lose a game or control the point spread. Cards Sharpen Up For Battle With Fisk Thursday BRAGG CITY — After taking an 84-74 win over Wardelt's Cardinals in their last regularly scheduled gnme, the Bragg City Indian* have gone into practice session* for their encounter with the Pisk cagers here Thursday night. Bragg City not only beat Wardel in the senior boys' game at Bragg City but also took a 43-40 win over the Cards in a senior girls' game. SENIOR BOYS Warden Pos. BragK City Redmond 8 P Sales 20 Cain 7 F Howren 12 Boren 38 O Fritz 22 Bullock 2 O Stewart 10 M. Fisher 15 G Teaster 20 Substitutions: Warden — Wilson 4. Harris. Bragg City—Walker. Mosley, Tommey Elected by Big 8 Two..BlytheviUe High Sehool officials were elected to offices in the Big Eight Conference when the group met in Little Rock last week. High School Principal W. D. Tommey was named secretary of the conference and Blytheville High Coach and Athletic Director Russell Mosley was elected vice president and secretary-treasurer of the Big Eight Coaches Association. Al Cervi, coach if the Syracuse Nationals, and Bobby Wanzer, player-coach of the Rochester Royals, reported that they received calls from unidentified men before yesterday's games. Last week Charle E c k m a n of the Portj Wayne Pistons received two telephone falls." "We are trying to check them, ' said Podoioff. "even though I think they are the work of erack- pois. But we are stabbing in the dark since all of the calls were Ion? distance and it was impossible t.o trace them." Minneapolis and Chicago I He said Eckman's calls came; from Minneapolis and Chicago. Thej call to Cervi, received by an office attendant, came from Minneapolis. Wanzer sa : d his call was from St. Louis. All the coaches reported the incidents to the police. "Tell Cervi to lose this game (with Boston) or not win it by more than six points," was the information relayed to the Syracuse conch. "Tell him there will be SI.000 in it for him and a couple of hundred for yourself." Wanzer said he was told not to win the game with the St. Louis Hawks by more than seven points and "there will be 31,000 in the mail for you tomorrow." Syracuse won its game from Boston 101-89 for its seventh straight home victory The Royals beat the Hawks 93-91 to take over first place in the Western Division. Tn the only other league action yesterday Fort Wayne downed the Philadelphia Warriors 96-91. Chick Gridders To Be Honored Tuesday Night Ticket sales for tomorrow night's Chickasaw football banquet, are off to a rather slow start but some 75 to 100 persons are expected to attend the dinner honoring 24 letter-winning Chicks. George Cole. University of Arkansas scout and assistant coach will be main speaker at the affair. Chickasaw Booster Club and the team are handling advance ticket sales. Owens Drug. R. H. Hughes Co., and Mead Clothing Store have the tickets wich may be purchased for S1.75. The banquet will start at 1:30 tomorrow night,in the Plantation Room of Hotel Noble. The Chicago tournoy to certain to prove a stiff test for them. Even if they get past Marquette, it's likely the winner of the second Duquesne-DePaul tilt will be rough in the finals Saturday. Duquesne was one of the teams which showed to Rood advantage over the weekend, winning tho Steel Bowl title 11-49 over Pittsburgh. Kentucky Falls North Carolina Slnle, Utah. Ala- biinw. Dayton and Brlgrmm Young- were among the other top- ranked schools to go unscathed. But not so for Kentucky (No. 2) and, Illinois (No. 8). The Wildcats, who almost never lose at home, were surprised by Temple 13-61 while Illinois, after running up a 13-point tolftime lead, bowed to Missouri 14-73. Third-ranked N. C. State downed Eastern Kentucky 83-74 for its fourth in a row and IGth straight victory over a two-year span. Utah, No. 5. continued to impress with a 93-63 triumph over Arizona. Alabama, rated sixth, won the Birmingham Classic, by overwhelming Valparaiso 82-56. Seventh-ranked Dayton tripped Toledo 62-59 and Brit'ham Young". No. 10, rolled over Oregon 83-51!. Surprises Due There might be a few surprises after tonight's action. Fourth-ranked Iowa meets Colorado. whlQh has looked good in victories over Oregon State and Oregon. Kentucky will have an opportunity to make amends against De- Paui which Is 3-1 for the year. In other important games,. Louisiana State is at Rice. Oklahoma at Ohio State, SMU at Wisconsin, Tulane at Texas A&M and Oklahoma A&M at Baylor. Ant Hill Aids Snead In 6th Miami Win MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The unlikely combination of an ant hill and a beautifully controlled, sharply slicing two-iron shot helped record-smashing Sam Snead win his sixth Miami Open Golf Tournament. MIAMI, Pla. Uft — The unlikely combination of an ant hill nnd a beautifully controlled, sharply slicing two-iron shot helped record- smashing Sam Snead win his sixth Miami Open Golf Tournament. The sensational, arcing two-iron shot saved the Slammer after he pulled his drive into the trees in a sudden death playoff with Tommy Bolt yesterday. The ant hill caused Bolt to miss the green. He wound up with ft bogey while Snead got his par. Souchak Drops Snead, the White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. veteran, nnd Bolt, n Texan playing out of Chattanooga, Tenn., finished in a tie for first with 9-under-par 201s at the end are also on the card with McGee meeting Lprnncc, Lafell taking on the. Mad Mexican and Curry going against Laye. of the regulation 54 holes. Each fired a 6-under-par 6-1 In the final round and bypassed big Mike ouchak of Grossinger's, N. Y., who led them by four strokes after 3fl holes. Snend's Tally was even move spectacular than Bolt's. He did all his par-busting in the last eight holes. He carded a 29 on the back nine of the pai 35-35—70 Miami Springs layout, breaking the competitive course record which he set in 1930. Souchak fell into a three way tie for third with Frank Stranahan, Toledo, and E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, St. Louis, Mo. Stranahan and Harrison shot 69s. Jay Hebert, Woodmere, N. Y., with a 70, and Fred Wampler, Indianapolis, deadlocked for sixth with 205s. Snead won $2,200, Bolt $1,500. Read Courier Nowa Classified Ada. 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