The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1956 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, April 12, 1956
Page 12
Start Free Trial

PAGE TWELVB BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1956 Chicks, Tigers Run At Bluff Tommorrow BIytheville High's track and field Chickasaws are scheduled for a journey to their first meet tomorrow afternoon at Poplar Bluff. All scholos entered in the events b*ve not been named as yet, but to addition to the local and host teams, Caruthersville's sensational Tigers will take part. Caruthersville recently won the Missouri State Class "B" Indoor tr*ck meet at Columbia last Friday night. In winning:, the Tigers scored 44 points, second highest ever tabulated in the annual meet. Caruthersville's 880 relay team consisting of Edgerton, Clayton, Hollowell and Leslie, took first place and smashed a 25-year-old record with a new time of 1:36.8. was shattered at Leslie, Bartholo- Another mark Columbia when mew, Cook and Patterson raced in the mile relay to a new 3:43.4. Leslie and Jones also tied stale records in 60 yard dash and 60 high 'hurdles, respectively. Blytheville's track men were «ff to & slow start this year, having- missed an entire week of •*rly work because of bad weath- And then Tuesday's meet at Carnthersvilte was also rained oat. Coach Russell Mosley is under- •tandably anxious for pleasant weather conditions tomorrow, realizing how much his athletes need the work as well as action of a competitive na.ture. Listed below are Tiger and Chickasaw rosters. BIytheville Bobby Graham, Bobby Edgmon, •teve McGuire, Jack Renfro, Tommy Farmer, Tommy C a u 1 e y , James "Red" Privett, Charles Coalter, Eddie Gilless, Eugene Stephens, Donn Byrne, Boby bJny- roe, Ray Jackson, Billy Ross, Bobby Watson; Billy Sam Hanley, Wayne Webster, Donald Streeter, Jimmy Edgmon, Jimmy Lum, Jimmy Henry, Freddie Akers, Hays Sullivan, Jodie Hall, Kenneth Peters, Bo Huffman, Eddie Perry, Billy Caldwell. Pat Sullivan and Albert McManus. j Chick managers are Louie Garner. Monk Rounsavall and Jerry McAdams. Caruthersvllle ' Jack Streets, Bob Bartholomew, Jim Leslie, Jones, Larry McCoy, Patterson, John Skates, Clayton, Giff Edgerton, Cecil Tate, George Cook, Jerry Caruthers, Jim Michie; Jackie Howell, Chris Piggins, Hollowell, Audry McCutchen, Jerry Thompson, Don Wallace, Bill Sawyer, Manford Lauck, James Mitchell; Jerry Surge, Jerry Cobb, Don Hinton, Elwood Patterson, Robert Ward, Kenneth Warren, Glynn Bynum, Jerry Raburn, Glen Norman, Bob Maxwell, Donald Sims, Kenneth Tedder, Chuck Grooms and Tom Jones. Tiger eighth graders are: C. Hendrlcks, Randall Harper, Gerald Jones, Tom Terrell, Tommy Jones, Ronnie Boyd, James Bush. Billy Cook, Dennles Dowel], Frank Owens and Donald Thompson, Preakness Draws Beat BALTIMORE, Md. tfl — Five of the last ten winners of the Preakness have gone on to be named horse of the year. They were Assault in 1946, Citation in 1948, Capot in 1949, Hill Prince in 1950 and Nashua in 1955. Rookies Flash In Southern Openers By VERNON BUTLER Precocious rookies have grabbed almost every starring role with the infant Southern Association season only' five games old. While most of the veterans shivered with the skimpy crowds in the unseasonable chill last night, a group of torrid recruits made brilliant debuts as Birmingham walloped Atlanta 10-5, Nashville made it two straight over Chattanooga 4-0, Memphis edged Little Rock 3-2 and New Orleans nipped Mobile 5-3. The games at Mobile, Birmingham and Memphis were season openers postponed from Tuesday by rain and cold. Mobile had the largest turnout, 4,184. Memphis and Little Rock drew only 3,587 fans, most of them in overcoats; and Birmingham and Atlanta attracted 3,349, smallest opening crowd at Birmingham in a decade. Biggest Splashes .Birmingham and Nashville rookies made the biggest splashes. Outfielder Gerald McKay, a slender southpaw.- swinging Canadian, lashed three homers and drove in seven runs for Birmingham. The 24-year-old El Paso graduate hit one with the bases loaded off Atlanta's fastball Glenn Thompson in the first inning in his first time at bat in Class AA season play r Eick Bothelho, a lefthander making his first pitching start for Nashville, shut out Chattanoo on three singles and struck out lookouts. Bothlho's dazzling beg nfng cnnie on the heels of Rool Bill Werber's debut in the Tuc day opener which saw the son the one time major leaguer r four straight hits. The Goss homer came. off side-armed fast ball with i count two strikes and no bal Jo Jo White, Mobile's new mar ger, said after the game, "I call the pitch. The first time I open my moulh Jn the league and cost us three runs. Cassinl Calls Rookie Two rookies sha red top hono with a veterun in the Mempli victory over Little Rock. Jim La dls, Chick centerfielder, singl home the winning run in the la of the ninth. Shortly before Land: climactic blow, Memphis Man gcr Jack Cassinf called in rook righthander Phil Brown aft Chick starter Bill Duiour hi walked in the tying run imd Uire two wide ones to Little Rock Spicier Wilhclm. The 21-year-o Brown, up from Waterloo, wht ped three straight fast-ball strlk past Wilhelm to retire the sid Wilhehn had hit safely twice. Ed White, veteran Memphis on fielder, had a triple and tv doubles and scored twice. McKay's three home runs ft Unbelievable Saga The Frisco Cage Story EDITOR'S NOTE — Bob Brachman of the San Francisco Examiner covered more than -10 games of the 55-game basketball winning streak of the NCAA champion San Francisco Dons, lie tells of their saga and all-America Bill Itusscil "the fabulous one" In the following guest column. By BOB BRACHMAN San Francisco Examiner SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "The story of our success all began on Feb. 12, 1934," William Felton Russell will tell you with one of his typical Russellisms. "That's the day I was born." I use this by way of Introducing the most incredible story in the history of collegiate sports—The RING RINGERS — Punch-plastered proboscises account for strong resemblance between Carmen Basilio, left, and Willie Pep. The former welter and featherweight champions were introduced from a Miami Beach ring. Basilio gets another chance to regain his crown. — NEWS IN SHOES on A nice plug of white buck, contrasted by deep black smooth leather and spiced by a tassel tic. This is the combination to set you apart as a man who is apace of the style field. Come in and look this shoe over. You'l! be amazed at so much style at such a low price. 95 Black & White FAMILY SHOE STORB ^312 W. Main Phone 2-2342 m unbelieveable saga of the University of San Francisco basketbn 1 team. It's the story or a "Homeless 1 two-time national champion nnc a 55-game winning streak run up on 22 different courts and in 15 cities across the nation. It's the tale of Bill Russell, "the fabulous one" as he loves to be called, an amazingly agile G-10 giant with a 7-foot, -inch wing- spreud, huge hands nnd a .stride that Would cover the normal room in one. Nobody could suspect that on Dec. 17, 1054, nt San Francisco's Cow Palace when USF walloped Oregon State GO-54 it wns the birth of the tcnm which today is recog- nled as the greatest college basketball aggregation of all time. Four games later, when Russell, K. C. Jones and the other Dons spreadeagled a classy nit-college tournament field (at Oklnhqma Ctiy) to win the first of, seven straight tourneys, the show was on the rood. Actually the birth date ivas a night after the Oregon Stale contest, iib:o at the Cow Palace, when USF avenged the only loss (47-10) on their two-year 57-1 record by cracking UCLA 56-44. I'll never foi-Ret Russell, swooping down on the ball like a giant bat from heretofore unachieved heights. I'll never know how It wns he failed to break a wrist after dunking both arms into the Birmingham .set a new Southern Asocial ion record for homers on opening day. basket, back over his head, while some 12 feet in the air. What do you say of a play such as the one the Dons pulled in the UCLA-NCAA game this season when Mike Farmer passed fh- bounds over the top of the backboard and Russell swooped on it just as it appeared over the basket and directed it some three feet downward through the mesh- Ing? Or the play when Jones let fly, a behind-the-back pass while in full flight and laid it perfectly! on the front rim so Russell, j bounding in from the other side of the court, could smash it through? Change Spokes They asked big Bill, when Jones, a great playmaker, was declared ineligible for the NCAA tourna-! ment play, what would happen! when sophomore Gene Brown too over. His response was a classl "The wheel will keep right < rolling. We'll just be changin spokes." And that's exactly wha happened. A man with a tremendous app tite — three good-sized T-bon steiiks are a satisfying meal—Ru sell wns being assailed by Woo pert <USF coach Phil Woolpei in the dressing room after a lacl adaisical first half. "Your knees are too close I your ankles." Woolpert stonnet referring to the fact Bill wasn ;oltinu off the floor. Assuming a serious look,, Ru. e sell responded: "Now. listen her coach, eight games from now I'n going to be an alumnus nnd w can always get a new coach." Five Teams In Men's Softball Five teams, with a possibility of another being added, will partici- >ate in the Men's* Softball League this year, it was announced after last night's preliminary meeting. Teams are Ark-Mo Power, Central Metal, Bombers, Bell Telephone and Courier News. The possible sixth team in the league will be fielded by the Na- Sneod's 'Tonic' Opens Today GREENSBORO, N. C. GW— Sam Snead's annual spring golfing tonic, the ?12,500 Greater Greensboro Open tournament, opened today with the White Sulphur Spring, W. Va., pro the "people's choice." Sam won the inaugural in 1938 and came back to win the event for the fifth time last spring. Regardless of how he has fared dur- Weather Perfect for Meet WILSON — The athletes were out to match the perfect weather here this mornins as the Second Annual Mississippi Counts' Track and rield Meet got underway. 135 athletes from eight schools in the county were lined up for the 9 o'clock start. Schools were Osceola, Wilson, Luxora, Armorel. Missco and Keiser in the senior division, while the same schools sent juniors into competition except Missco. In addition, Shawnee and Manila were represented in the junior events. Osceola was defending champion in both divisions. Before the meet began It was expected many records would he shattered since all marks are only one year old. 1955 was the first year the county-wide meet had been held. tie for fourth in the Masters Sunday. He hustled here from Augusta to begin practice over the par 71 Starmount course, a 6,723 yarder. Professional golf's youth movement, which made major advances during t he wintor tour, was represented by Don Pairfield of Casey, Dl.; Mike Fetchick. of tournaments before finishing in a Mahopac. N. Y.; Gardner Dickinson of Panama City, Pla., and Mike Souchak of Crossinger, N. Y., all tournament winners in the last month. ing the winter, Sam's game sud- dently begins to click when he hits Greensboro. In the last seven years he never tional Guard. Any other teams interested in joining the league are requested to •be present at the next meeting j ha"* finished 1 worse 'than third! Tuesday night at 7 at the Y. ' Sam played only a few winter Finest Quality Lager Beer GnlESEDIECK BROS. BRF.WKRY CO. • ST. LOUIH. MO. Life at Us Best! When you've pitclicj your camp after a good Jay on (lie stream, nothing beats Bourbon at its ONS CHAM SALES STAFF! KENTUCKY STRA IGHT BOURBON WHISKEY viu^». A tiinoolncr Kentucky bourbon sinca 1370 >MK $1 5S s ji 84 *7 w '••:%,--" I !i Pt. 4 4/5 Qt. JIM. Hill S HILL CO.. DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP LOUISVILLE, KENTUCK*. 56 PROOF. Championship sales award being presented (o the sales staff of Phillips Motor Company for exceeding their sales objective for 1955 and the first three months of 1956 in the picture from left lo righl — salesman Lane Nowcll, S. P. Cook, Raymond Ross, Ford Rep. Fred Porter, Sales I\lgr. Bruce Riichey, Salesman Johnny Donner & Joe Shanks, Russell Phillips Owner. Included in the sales force Bernard Gooch, fleel sales mgr. and credit mgr. was not present at the time of this picture. Also presented with above awards the three senior salesmen, Joe Shanks, Raymond Ross and I.ane Nowel] who received their 500 Club pins, the highest award a Ford salesman can earn. Phillips Motor Company N.E. Ark. largest Ford dealer was set up by Ford Motor Company beginning in 1955 as a volume dealer to sell new Ford cars and (rucks. Russell Phillips Owner of Phillips Molor Company for (he p;is( 31 years along with (lie sales slaff wishes (o extend you an invitation to visit our dealership to take advantage of a volume deal NOW. OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P.M. DAILY PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway FOfC/ Phone 3 ' 4453

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free