The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 16, 1955
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PAGE FOURTEEN (AR1C.) COURIER KEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1955 Chicks Get Initiated to Big Eight Tonight Zebras Provide State's Top Competition It will be like a double main event all rolled in to a single affair at Haley Field Gym tonight. BlyihevHJe makes ite official debut in the Big Eight athletic conference, made up of the largest schools in the state, and the game pits two of the top-rated teams in Arkansas. The visiting Pine Bluff Zebras, ill fflct, are rated as best in the conference and the state. Gametime is 8 o'clock with a preliminary show to be provided Porker-Tulsa Grid Rivalry Off Next Year FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. WJ—The ancient football rivalry between Arkansas and Tulsa wiH be broken off next year, and the Razorbacks are looking for a new foe to replace the Golden Hurricane. Arkansas Athletic Director John Barnhill said last night that he is negotiating with a college to fill the vacancy in the Razorbacks 1 1956 schedule. He wouldn't identify the school because "one or two things haven't been -worked out yet" The one-year interruption in the series was announced last night in Tulsa by the Hurricane's athletic director, Glenn Dobbs. , Dobbs attributed the break to Arkansas' reluctance to play in Tulsa's small Skelly stadium, •which seats only 2,000. "We won't play the Razorbacks in 1956, but we have signed for a game with them at Fayetteville on Sept. 28, 1957, with the hope of re-establishing competition on a home-and-home basis," said Dobbs. BarnhiW declined to comment on the possibility of a resumption of tie aeries after 1951. Arkansas reportedly wante to open it again against Tulsa in JayettevHle *ach year, while ttie Hurricane prefers to play mt home every other year. K wasn't known whether Tulsa •wJH attempt to enlarge He siatttwn or construct a new one. by seventh and eighth graders. Two-Day Initiation Tonight's contest inaugurates a two-day Big Eight initiation test for the Chickasaws — and Big Eight officials, in drawing up the schedule couldn't have strut-!< a more challenging 1 and rigorous battle line 1'or the conference fledglings if they had done it by design. Second half trial of the initiation will be provided by Morth Little Rock, picked as the number two team in the Class AAA loop. The Chicks, also named by the * league's coaches as a contender, will place themselves quickly in the conference picture with these two games. Both Undefeated Both teams go into tonight's argument with identical -1-0 season records. Boi^i have been impressive in their victories and both depend on speea and rebounding in a fast, j high-scoring offensive game. Pine j Bluff scored 105 against Sheridan j earlier. i Both have lot.s of experience on i the starting five. Pine Bluff hasj four two-year lettermen including j Podres Moves By Ruth in Records HEW YORK (fl — Johnny Podres Kas taken Babe Ruth's place as the second youngest sou thpaw to pitch a World Series shutout. A check of the records shows that Bill (Lefty) James of the 1914 Miracle Braves of Boston was 22 years, 7 months when he beat the Athletics with a two-hitter, 1-0. Podres was 29 years, 4 days when he blanked the Yankees, 2-0, with eig'ht hits ki the deciding game of the 1955 Series. Ruth, baseball's home rim king, was 23 years, 7 months when he shut out the Cubs Tor the Bed Sox, 1-0, on six hits in the 1918 Series opener. Waits Hoyt, born in Brooklyn but a pitching star for the Yankees, is the youngest right bander to hurl a Series shutout. He was 32 years, 1 month in 1921 when he pitched a two-hitter to bent the Giants in the Polo Grounds, 3-0. The apple blossom is the official state flower of Michigan. Flashy Playmak«r . . . Freddy Aktri one all-stater from last year. Charlie Dawson is the all-state guard. Other two-year lettermen are Bill Beniou, 6-4 center, Charles Gibbs, 6-2 forward, and Rex Har- ciister, guard. The other starter will be 6-2 forward, Bubba Ferguson, one-year letterman. The Zebras will have a height advantage over the Chicks in center and forward positions and may have more team speed. The Chicks, as usual will depend on speed, rebounding, sharp defense and a Well-organized attack in bidding for their first Big Eight victory. Chicks Ready Coach Jimmy Fisher said this morning the team appears to be good physical condition and high spirits. Charles Abbott has fully recovered from a back ailment and Fred Hodges is recovered from the flu, chough he still has a lingering cold and may not hold up at top form for the entire game. The Tribe again will use its new tandem post" offensive alignment. That will put starting forward Abbott in the keyhole with center Hodges, forward Billy Daniels and guard Bobby Jones across the middle at the free throw line and guard Freddy Akers on the outside as the playmaker. A standing room only crowd is anticipated for the game. Armorel Junior Boys, Girls Keep Unmarred Record ARMOREL — Armorel's all-winning junior boys and girta closed out the pre-Christmas half of the basketball schedule with easy victories over Shawnee here last night. The Junior Tigers soundly thumped the visiting Indians 7S-32 in the boys' game while the ArmoreL girls finished ahead of ShlU'nM 48-32 in their game. B. Coates paced Armorel's girls with 18 points while Pat Felts was high for Shawnee with 23. BOYS' GAME Armorel James, 36 Paterson, 13 Meade, 1 Crowe, g Williams, 7 Poi. F F C Q G Shawnee Davison, 4 HWnm, 3 Chadwick, 2 Seymour, IB Hill, 4 Substitutions: Armorel — G. Sanders 4, D. Sanders 3, Curtis 2, Ashmore 1, Webb 1, Green, Kirk, Nonhcutt. Shawnee—Grata, Reeves, J. McFatridge 2, Rounsavall, Howerton, Felts, M. McFatridge. Money No Lure To Fullback PORTALES, N.M. UP) — Eastern New Mexico University fullback Tommy Hightower, in position to take the bull on a drive through the line, spotted n half dollar and quarter on the playing field. A move to pick up the money would have cost his team a five yard penalty. He didn't miike the move. When he came back, he couldn't find the money and went on to help ENMU defeat Washburn College 1912. After the game Coach Dewey Langston looked over the field and brought back the half dollar and quarter—and two dimes as well. The largest opening day crowd m major league history wius the 73,103 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium In 1948. The Indians played the Browns. " , Compare at »»• „ Little Bo Peep . Rooted Hair ii ii i: MIS Mat DrBifiii^ Wear Diamonds A \ ST. Braves Eye Mantilla MILWAUKEE Iff) — The Milwaukee Braves will give shortstop Felix Mantilla a good looking over in spring training at Bradenton, Fla. Although only 21 he has hud Tour years in pro ball. He hit .275 for Toledo in 1955. The youthful Puerto Rican, also played third base and the outfield. Frank G. Mitzel is the 42nd president of the American Bowling Congress. Active in bowling for more than 30 years, Mitzel is secretary of the Detroit Bowling Assn, give xve More taste More flavor More bouquet Glenmote KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BQUftBON WHISKEY • 86 PROOF in the Beautiful Holiday Decjxniei (al same price as regular bottle) 4/5 QL It's the same wonderful Glcnmore that's also sold ill the'regular bottle. CLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY, LWMVIU.I. mnty««T "Where Perfection of Product it Tradition" REMINGTON RAND Typewriters — Adding Machines — Calculator* Portable - Standard - Electrk Business Systems Authorized Safes and Service/ WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY lOff So. Fifth Phone 9-9801 v, Missco Semi-Finals Tonight; Dell Out WEST RIDGE — Three more teams were eliminated from the county's Senior Invitational Tournament here last night to set the stage for tonight's semi-finals. Dell girls were bumped by Armorel 52-30. The count was knotted after the first quarter 9-9 but Armorel doubled its output in the next irame to lead at the half, 21-11, Bryars counted 17 points for the losers. Armorel had two big guns, Coats. 21, and P. Hughes, 21. Lepanto boys, who replaced Armorel in the tourney, clipped Osceola 76-40. Lepanto's Turner and Johnson collected 26 and 20 points respectively. Hill was Osceola's leader With 10. After a close first quarter Lepanto sprinted away to a halftlme lead 39-21. Four Games Toni(ht In another well-played game, Dyess took Dell 63-55. Dyess picked up a three-point edge In the first quarter and kept it through the first half to lead 25-23. Peeles was high man for. the night's play, contributing 38 points for Dell. Richards helped Dyess with M. Pour game* are slated for tonight's semi-finals. Dyess opens against Armorers girls, game time 5:90. Mlssco's boys follow against Lepanto at 6:15. In the other girls' game Kesier and Missco trade shots, scheduled time 7:30. In the 9:15 closer, it'll be Dyess vs. Wilson's boys. Porks Unable To Find Sack Southwest Hopes to Better Record Against Kansas NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks couldn't hit the baskets from the floor last night and suffered their fourth straight defeat of the basketball season. to top the Razorback shooters. Paced by Bill Pinkerton and Jimmy Peck. Oklahoma routed the winless Porkers 69-59. Pinkerton, a sophomore, tallied 18 points, and Peck, who stands only 5-9, scored 20. Midway through the first half. Oklahoma got the lead and never again relinquished it. Pee Wee First Dodger to Sign BROOKLYN (#•)—Pee Wee Reese, 3fl-year-old captain of Brooklyn's .world champion Dodgers, has signed his 196S contract. Reese, first of the Dodgers to sign, reportedly received a boost of »1,000 to »36,OCO. Little Rock JC Plans to Drop Subsidization LITTLE HOOK W)—Little Rock Junior College is planning to drop its subsidized athletic program because of poor fan support of Its football team. College trustees proposed last night to abandon the costly program, which would end intercollegiate competition in football. Varsity basketball might be continued, said Coach Woody Johnson. Board Chairman R. A. Lite said the trustees wouldn't make a final decision until Dec. 30. "It'« pretty plain that the people of Little Rock are not going to turn out In sufficient numbers to make Junior College football Justifiable on an economic basis," said Johnson. Although the college has enjoyed a winning football record since resuming the sport in 1946, its games never have attracted enough fans to support a subsidized program. LRJC is not connected with an athletic conference, but schedules several Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference members. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky 62. Maryland 61 Oklahoma 69, Arkansas 59 Tulsa 67, Western Kentucky 56 Kansas State 92, Los Angeles Loyola 66 Oklahoma Cits' 65. Wyoming: 59 Kentucky Wesleyan 68, Hardin- Simmons 60 Western (Colo State 73, New Mexico Western 54 West Texas 77, Okla Baptist 64 Arkansas College 82, Drury (Mo) 71 Arkansas - Tech 82, Arkansas State Tchrs $0 Austin (Tex) 72, Culver-Stockton (Mo) 62 Manuel Whitley scored 14 points Jerald Barnetl chipped in 13, and Buddy Smith collected 12. The Southwest Conference Is hoping its leaders—rice and Southern Methodist—can add a little luster this weekend to the loop's intersectional basketball record. The two Texas teams tackle Kansas during the next three days. SMU's Mustangs, with a season record of five victories and one loss, meet the unbeaten Jayhawks in Dallas Saturday night. Rice, with an unblemished six straight victories record, will be host to the Kansans Monday night in Houston. In other weekend games Texas Friday night starts play in tu Blue-Gray tournament at Montgomery, Ala., while Saturday night the Texas Christian Progs journey to Tulsa for a game with the University of Tulsa. If the top Southwest Conference teams can defeat Kansas, it will brighten a otherwise drab wees spotted with intersectional losses, the latest of which was Arkansas- defeat at the hands of Oklahoma at Normal last night. The Porkers bowed, 6S-59, In « game that saw the Sooners taie command midway In the first half and maintain their advantage for the rest of the evening. Lightburn Is Surprise Favorite NEW YORK WV-ludwig Lightburn, an Invader from British Honduras and a recent graduate of the prelim ranks, is a surprising 13-10 favorite to beat lightweight contender Ralph Dupas of New Orleans In Madison Square Garden tonight. 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