The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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FAGK TWm-TE BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW«_ THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, Coaches Term Zebras Best Team in Big Eight Pine Bluff Here Tomorrow Night If the Big Eight Conference coaches can be believed — and they provide the best authority available — The Pine Bluff basketball team to visit Blytheville tomorrow night for a tiff with the Chicks, is the best in the league, and probably in the state. That was the consensus of opinion among Big Eight coaches at a league meeting last week. They were just about unanimous in picking the Zebras to emerge as Big Eight champions by sea- Martin Happy Session at TCU FORT WORTH. Tex. I/PI—If the Texas Christian Horned Progs can score on Mississippi the way they can score on themselves they will have a Cotton Bowl victory come Jan. 2. M Real good" was the way Coach Abe Martin described the Frogs first scrimmage in two months yesterday as the squad continued its preparations for the New Year's tilt in Dallas. "Everybody scored on everybody else," said Martin. "I thought we moved the ball as good ?, I've ever seen in practice." The Progs' All America halfback, Jim Swink, who led the nation in scoring with 125 points, twisted his right ankle on a dive play carry yesterday. However, Trainer Elmer Brown said there was only a slight tearing of the ligament and he didn't think swintc will miss any practice. At University, Miss., Ole Miss is going over all phases of Its foot- boll tactics. Yesterday Mississippi ran through a light scrimmage, its section in three days of bowl workouts in ideal weather. Blocking and timing received an extra bi of attention and utter the scrim mage, the team worked on punting and punt returns and on passing son's end. And right behind them, the coaches picked North Little Rock. So Blytheville fans will have an opportunity to see a pair of the finest basketball teams in the state tomorrow and Saturday night a Haley Field Gym. Two Big Games The Zebras come to town for Blytheville's first Big Eight game in history and North Little Rock rounds out the weekend here against the Chicks Saturday night. Starting time for both games will be 8 o'clock. No regular preliminary game is scheduled though Coach Jimmy Fisher said he planned to have some pre-game activity with seventh, and eighth grade Junior High boys. Both Blytheville and Pine Bluff are undefeated so far this season to add even more lustre to the game which already packs a load of glamor. The Chicks have four victories against no losses and Pine Bluii has won two. The game should be a high-scoring affair. Zebra Coach Jerry McFarland this year has scrapped his ball-control system of the past for the run-and-shoot school which means fast, rugged basketball with lots of points and lots of excitement. Starters Intact The Zebras have good reason to be favored in the conference. They didn't lose a single player off last year's squad and they boast one all-state player in little Charley Dawson, speedy guard who scored 341 points in 25 conference and tournament games last year. Blytheville should go into the game in good condition though two of the boys were not up to par earlier in the week. Fred Hodges appears to have recovered from a slight attack of flu, and Charles Abbott is back after suffering > pulled back muscle. Both should be ready to go tomorrow night, Fisher said. W/7son Ousts Burdette In County Tournament WBBT RIDGE — In third round play of Missco's Senior Invitational Tournament here last night, Wll»on, a pre-tournament favorite, defeated Burdette 62-47. Burdette scored only six points in the opening quarter but came back with 16 in the next. Still it wasn't enough as they trailed at the half 31-21. Bill Tranum paced Wilson with 21 points, and Peepers followed with 16. Langley picked up 8 for Wilson. He was followed by Burks who netted 15. The girls from Dyess started the night's fireworks with a 47-33 win over Manila after commanding a close 27-24 halfway mark. Taff was the Dyess queen, tallying 30 points. Curious Cat Liyed BECKLEY, W. Va. W — C. Harold Hanks, Andy Lilly and Herbert Wills said they felt like the hunted instead of the hunters on a recent trip to the woods near Meadow Creek. While they were sleeping, a wildcat tried to enter their tent. Hanks knocked the animal outside. They built a fire to .scare it away, but the wildcat made a second run on the tent before slinking off into the darkness. Manila's bell ringers were Harris, 17, and Hodges, 11, but their teams second half scores only amounted to nine and it wasn't enough to keep them in contention. Missco Wins In the finale Missco continued to ride high, overpowering their second opponent in the tournament, Keiser's boys, 81-40. The victors curved out a neat 23-5 first quarter score, and had things pretty much their own way by 43-17 at the tow-quartet- mark. Both teams notched 16 points in the next period and then Missco ran away. The scoring for Missco WHS evenly divided. Davis, 18, David Hall, 16. Morgan, 15, and Kemp 14 was the final tabulation. Keiser's center Stain collected 18 points. Tonight's piny finds the gl tussling in the opener ;\.\. six o'clock. It'll be Armorel vs. Dell. Osccola engages Lepanto at 7:15 and Dell and Dyess bsittle at, 8:30. WARM SYMPATHY Fur muffs worn by these aquamaids are just their way of showing sympathy for northerners bundled up against the cold wave. They don't really need the winter accessories with bathing suits as they water ski at Cypress Gardens, rla. Flatbush Makes a Hit In Land of Tar Heels By BEN OLAN lie Associated Press This, very definitely, must be Brooklyn's year. The Flatbush victory influence is extending south to.North Carolina, where the tall, talented Tar Heel basketball"team is showing evidence of becoming one of the collegiate powers. Frank McOuire, the N.C. coach, is a former St. John's of Brooklyn eph's (Pa.) knocked VlllanoVa from the unbeaten ranks 83-70. Fur- due edged Loyola of Chicago 69-68 on Don Thurnburg's jump shot in the last 10 seconds. Houston tripped Texas A&M 78-44. North Carolina boosted its aver- mentor. Lennie Rosenbluth, the team's high scorer, played high school ball in Brooklyn. Sophomore sensation Joe Quire and forward Pete Brennan also come from Brooklyn. McGulre's lads have won their first four games this season, hardly working up a sweat. 'Bama Battered i A J ' * * " Last night, Alabama, the nation's! fj( ICC/SS/DD/ sixth-ranked team, was mowed I " "-»•»•••»••" ft* down 99-77 by North Carolina's high-power attack. It was Alabama's first defeat in five starts. Rosenbluth dropped in 29 points. In other games, second-ranked North Carolina State routed South Carolina 90-66. Dayton swamped Idaho 93-58, La Salle defeated Lafayette 95-81 , and Richmond knocked off VMI 96-54 In a Southern Conference game. Washington of St. Louis surprised Canisius 68-63 and St. Jos- Cards' Grid Coach Gets Salary Hike CHICAGO UP) — The Chicago Cardinals will retain head coach Ray Richards for 105G at a salary increase but one of his assistants, Otis Douglas, has resigned. The Cards had a 4-7-1 National Football League record this season, its best since 1950. ASC Bounces State 76-61 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When Arkansas's four top basketball teams fight ft out next year for the right to enter the annual NAIB tournament at Kansas City, the favorite may be Arkansas State's Indians. The Indians, who have lost only to Ole Miss in four games this season, last night handily defeated Mississippi State 76-61 in a major upset. The Indians were supposed Lo be a pushover for the Southeastern Conference contender, but with sophomore Bob Parker leading the way, Arkansas State was in control all the way. In the state's only other college game last night, The College of the Ozarks edged Arkansas A&M 74-73. It was Ozarks' fourth victory against a single loss. Pennsylvania Guild May Be Probed PHILADELPHIA OP1 - The Boxing Managers' Guild of Pennsylvania may undergo an investigation similar to the recent probe of the Now York Guild, Alfred M. Klein, state athletic er, said yesterday. commission- Klein said commission chairman James Crowley had asked New York commissioner Julius Helfand for New- copy of testimony York investigation. As the . result of that probe the New York ' Guild was ordered to disband. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! H U B B A R D HARDWARE RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS Cl. Uk« Are. Ph. 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Papooses, B's Suffer Twin Loss at Maiden MALDElSf — Blytheville's B team and junior Papooses suffered another twin setback here last night as they bowed to Maiden's high school B and junior teams. The Chick Bees suffered a real heartbreaker when they dropped a 43-41 overtime decision to Maiden in an overtime contest. The Paps were beaten 10 points, 36-26, by the Maiden juniors. The B game was a close affair all the way with never more than six or seven points separating the two teams. The Chicks worked from a 7-7 deadlocked at the end of the first stanza to gain a 25-19 edge at the halfway point but fell behind in the last half. Maiden turned in identical 11-point quarters in the last half While the Chick Bees were scoring eight points in each of the final two stanzas. Overtime Scoreless Regulation play ended with the score all knotted at 41-41 and in the three minute overtime period Maiden meshed two points while Blytheville was scoreless. Guard Danny Joe Bratcher and pivotman Bill Wyatt turned in identical 14-point performances to pace JUNIOR GAME Blytheville Pos. Harvison 2 F Watson, 6 Maiden Jarwell, 6 Morgan. 9 Jordon, 15 Hodges, 4 Garmen, 2 Manley. 9 C Smith, 5 G Hounsavnll, 4 G B GAME Chick B 41 Fos. Maiden B « Coalter, 2 F Powell, 8 Williford, 2 P Summers, I Wyatt, 14 C Blanton, 9 Bratcher, 14 G Watson. 20 Moore, 9 O Gameback, 4 Substitutes: Blytheville — Young. McMahan; Maiden — Jordan, Barban. Blytheville's scoring but Watson came up with 20 for Maiden to carry off high point honors. The loss was the second in a row for the Bees and their third of the season to go with two victories.. For the inexperienced but con- Life «t it* Best! When you're skiing on the in- fomparablc slopes at Aspen^ Colorado .. .thate life, at its tat! Aft cr an exci off top oli your iting day on trie llti fun oy orderin at its Bestf KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY SIM »}04 . 44/5 Qt. JPt I '/2 Pt. 44/5 Qt. 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At a meeting of the 16 club representatives yesterday, the players unanimously, decided that they could not go along with the recej- tion by the owners of "certafri Disposals" which the players had previously submitted to the magnates. At their annual winter meeting in Chicago last week, the magnates flatly turned down all tile players' important suggestions. The players were particularly in- Frogs, Aggies , Fail to Win For Conference By THE ASSOCIATKD PRESS The Texas AitRios and the Tcxm Christian Horned Frogs were the only Southwest Conference basketball teams in action last night and if they had any hopes of improving their season records they might as well have stayed in bed. The Aggies got slapped down, 78-44, by the University of Houston Cougars in the College Station game while the Frogs had to bow to Kentucky Wesleyan. 72-62, at Fort Worth. The Aggies now have a 2-4 record while the Christians hav« suffered five defeats against only one victory. , It was the Aggies last game before the Southwest Conference Tournament is staged at Houston Dec. 28-30. Porks at \orman ' The only conference team to see action tonight will be Arkansas which meets Oklahoma at Norman. Friday night the University of Texas starts Blue-Grey Tournament play at Montgomery, Ala. Saturday TCU plays Tulsa at Tulsa, and Southern Methodist, which has the second best record in the conference, wilt be after Its sixth victory when the Mustangs play Kansas at Dallas. Taking it easy for the rest of the week will be the Rice Owls who boast the only unblemished record in the conference. They have had six victories against no defeats. The Frogs held a 38-33 halftime lead over the Panthers last night but the Kentuckians early in • the second period took the lead and held it. TOT's 6 foot 1 center, Richard O'Neal, took individual honors with 27 points. Houston held A&M to four field goals during the first half for a halftime lead of 36-17. Art Helms was the ganic's scoring leader with 21 points while Bill Brophy with 13 was high for the Aggies. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS,. Minneapolis 98, Fort Wayne- 85 Boston 102, New York 100 Rochester 117, St. Louis 109'. .'. censed over the failure of the owners to permit them to have reprc 1 sentation during negotiations for--a new contract affecting television of the World Series and All-Stafi game. The players also deploredf the owners' refusal to increase th» minimum salary from the current! S6.000 to $7,200. . j These two proposals will be re-t submitted for consideration whea the owners convene again Feb. 4.^ DHEIFUS Meet Dreifus^ Wear Diamonds 31B WEST MAIM ST. SCHOOL OF HALSELL'S DANCING HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 6 Dancing Lessons This Offer Good During Holiday Season Only Why l«t your friends have all the fun daring the g»y holiday Mason? 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