The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1956 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1956
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PAGE TWELVB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 1«, 1956 Injuries Could Cloud Pennant Pictures The View from Here L £J Ma MONDAY MORNING LAUNDERETTE: Clearing the desk . . . AP wire . . . NBA dispatches . . . reading the mail ... Did you know, have you forgotten or did you realize that only five members of Blytheville Junior High's basketball team in 1953 finished their high school cage careers as Chickasaws? If Blytheville mentor Jimmy Fisher discovered he grew a few extra gray hairs after that season, he didn't have far to look for the reason. TTiat 1»53 junior roster looked CarrJgan, ex-Alabama star line' like this: Freddy Akers, Bobby Jones, Charles Abbott, Jimmy Bratcher, Fred Hodges, Kenneth Stanley, Freddy Veach, Kenny Isaacs, Dick Vail and Ronnie Bagley. This sharp little outfit played in the state class "A" basketball tournament . . . and was upset in the final game by Green Forrest. Stanley moved to California just at the time when he was ready to add a great page to Chickasaw basketball history. He was 6-2 and still growing, a powerful rebounder. It's reported he led all scorers in San Francisco's city league. Dick Vail went on to become one of the outstanding athletes in Florida. While Kenny Isaacs and Freddy Veach were starters on the neighboring Manila- quintet, one of the best in the area, coached by the great "Swish" Dopson, Blf Fred Hodges moved to Tei*» after the 1953 season ended, but fortunately he returned to complete his junior and senior eligibility here. Fred was the only member of last season's starting Chfck- m**w%, other than junior Billy JDanfels, who stood over sbt feel. ,And the last member of that 1D53 team, Ronnie Bagley, also moved from Blytheville before he was able to throw his weight around for the local school. Coach Fisher has been search- Ing for the silver lining in that rugged turn of events for a long time but as yet hasn't found it. backer. While performing for the Crimson Tide he was rated one of the best backers in the nation. Also signed are Tony Curcillo, Ohio State back, and Don Karnoscak, Colorado center. Armorel's fabulous Carl Patterson, who participated in the Missco Class "B" Track and Field Meet at Wilson last week, still hasn't decided whcie he'll be playing college basketball for the next four years. , It's not new or a surprise that more than one school Is after him. Within a day or two, probably, he'll make his decision. There's a college student in Michigan who starts Ills diiy at 5 o'clock delivering milk on it regular route and finishes on the school's basketball court. He's 6-2 James Tetzlaff, a freshman center at Ferris Institute. Ills 15-Iiour daily routine doesn't seem In reflect in his scoring: since he averages 15 points per game. He started working on the rmIk route while a senior in high school. When N. L. umpire AI Barlick recently entered St. John's Hospital in Springfield. 111., Mr. Baseball in Blytheville. J. P Friend, recalled that Bnrlick umpired his first game here. One more .step and Al w;us in the big time. He's been up there for 16 years. He's 41 years old. Still, you can never tell, Coach. An airman might be assigned to Blytheville Air Force Base one of these bright days . . . and he'll bring his family along . . . it family that might possibly include twin Wilt the Stilts ... or Just one little ole six-sixer . . . Jerry Haley, principal at Luxora, has announced that his football field is now fully lighted. That means all Mississippi County "football" high schools are able to play home night games. Luxdra will be taking part in Bight basebal Ithis season also. Looks like Chicago's Cardinals will oppose New York's Giants In a pro football game in Mom- phis' Crump Stadium this fall. Official approval of Commissioner Bert Bell is needed yet because both teams are Eastern Division members of the National Football League. Cardinals just signed Rulph There was almost as much action out of the ring Hum Inside last Monday night at the Legion mat .show. Seems a few boys at ringside wanted to swap .shots with the in.'it iiieu. Fortunately lor (hem rthe fan fighters) they were re- stnilned. One of tin; guys who incited the "extra" action returns to the same ring tonight. He's Joe McCarthy. Mike Meroney has signed him to team with the Phantom in n tag match. They'll oppose Varou Gnlunl find Rube Wright. Last time The Phantom appeared here a ringslilcr remarked: "He's so mean he's ashamed lo show his fare." Also on the card tonight, two latlirs meet in an hour long, best two out of three mutch. They're Miss Mars Bennett find Mi.s.s Belle Drmnmond. Chances arc lonight both Indies will forgot they're Indies or that they over heard the word before. Riding Club Meets Tonight Blytheville riding club holds another meeting tonight at the Air Force Base chapel, starting at 8 o'clock. Plans will be mapped for participation in the city's cleanup parade. Airman W. C. Camp has been voted president of the Air Porce- civllian club. Airman Jim R. Amos Js vice president, Jerry Armstrong Js secretary' and Lee Dane is secretary-treasurer. Lt. J. P. Flowers has been named as technical adviser. New members are invited to attend tonight's meeting. Harrison Track Men Get Ready Harrison High's .senior and Junior track teams are settling down to serious preparations now for the coming track .season, according to Coach Ira Young. The athletes see their first action May 11 in the invitational track and field, meet at Horace Mann HiRh School in Little Rock. As (he boys round into shape, Coach Young plans on entering participants in the following events; discus, shot put, 'MO, 100, 080, broad jump and pole vault. His windshield wipers didn't work, While rain fell in a torrent, So wireless like, Thus on that night, He signed his own death warrant. It's Smooth Sailing When You Get Your Car Checked at - - PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Your Ford Dealer Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-4453 __ M/U) 1MSII — Billy LDOIID}' of Luxora (far left) Is about to break the winner's tape in a 100-yard dash in the class "B" Missco track and field meet at Wilson las'. week. Looncy was the outstanding senior athlete in the second annual alfair. Other runners in the picture above are (left to right) Hopkins, Osceola. (hidden behind Seal), Seal, Wilson, Spain of Keiser who ran second, Young and Hill of Osceola. Seal ran third and Young fourth. (Courier News Photo) But Yanks, Bums Still Picked; Season Starts Tommorrow By JOE KEICHLEK NEW YORK (AP) - The defending champion Brooklyn Dodge« ;»»™' York Yan£ ees, on the eve of the opening of the major league season, were solid to urn again but that doesn't mean the other clubs should save time and energy by sitting it out* __ The Yankees and Dodgers defi-*— • ~ jiitely appear to have the over-all strength to repeat but injuries to their key men could scramble the entire pennant picture. Boston, Cleveland and Chicago in the American League, and Milwaukee, St. Louis, New York and Cincinnati in the National are rated as strong, if not stronger than they were a .year ago. Three "Cripples" The Yankees, in fact, will have three "cripples" in the lineup tomorrow as they help the Washington Senators , inaugurate the home season in Washington. Mantle still has a swelling of the hamstring muscle he pulled several weeks ago. Elston Howard has a pulled groin muscle and Yogi Beri, a swollen finder. A sellout crowd of 28.578. including President Eisenhower, who will throw out the first balL is expected to see a pair of right- handers, Don Larscu (9-2) 01 New York and Camilo Pascual (2-12) of Washington square off on the Little League Buys Players at Auction The following boys wore selected at the Players Auction Saturday night for participation in this year's Little League. Khuuiis: Gene Atkinson, Thus. Lewis, Don Pitts. Clyde Wilson, Hustings, Romjie Burnett, Gordon Cuffev, Kelly Walters, Harold Sudbury. Tommy Buriihuni, Dick Richardson, David Trammel!, Gerald Wicker. John Buy ami Jiimny I'ltis. Jaycecs: Jerry Enmon, Gary Baker, Luilis Sawyer, Lindel.1 Small. Phillip Hortl, Benny Brocclon. Ruliih John.son, Bill CavineKS. Stephen Wliciil, Jimmy Johnson. John L. Smotherman. Ronny Grimes, David Tyrone, Jerry C'rhn. Jerry Michael, Joe L. Atkins, Michael Dickson mid Claud Williams. American Lcjlion: chiis. Cakhvell, Francis Jones, Steve Graves, David Caldwell, Jerry Medforri, Jimmy Warren, R. C. Riiyhum, Terry Wicker, Chiis. D. Tippy. Linns: Donald West ICoontU, Oil-j Ronald Ross, Dwnyne Tinker, Jerry Gimcs and John Stickman. Shrine: Joey Beshiu-se, Ralph Kcmiicr, John Carter, Donald WyiiU, Don Parrish, Bill Nelson, John p'olley, Joe Rainwater, Larry Crocker, Larry Noble, Richard Oaincs and Ricky Stiles. Rotary members are requested to report to their manager at the 9th St. Little League park Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. for their first practice. Major Dope NEW YORK Wl—Probable pitch- ijiuu.-i. uuiiiiiu WI:*L IVUUIIL^, v^'ii-1 crs and attendance for Tuesday's vin Bi'ncIMd, Jackie Nail, Jackie; opening games of the major league Holt, Jun Bruton, Ronmn Carson, season. M955 won ami lost) .Johnny tirock, Ronnie Webb. Ray | NATIONAL LEAGUE Picrson and Tommy Hrnbosky. | Pliilitrtelphia at Brooklyn — Bob's Newcombe (20-5) Archie Moore Continues His Title Tuneups By JACK HAND . The Associated Press Archie Moore continues hi "tuneup" ffghUs for his light- heavyweight title defense against Yolnndo Pompey in London June 5 by boxing 220-pound George Pnr- mentier of Eureka, Calif., tonigh' ut Seattle. Miguel Berrlos of Puerto Rico and Bobby Bell of Youngstown Ohio, two busy little feathers who fought an exciting- Feb. 27 bout, provide the TV entertainment tonight in a match fit St. Nicholas Arena in New York. Bell won the first fight on a split decision. DuMont will telecast. mound. Approximately 250.000 specta- Itotiiry; Hoiuue Kowler, Michael Richardson, Fred Kohler, Danny Cooper, Bill Gentry, James Bull. David Abcrs, Bill Henderson, Froct Brarcl, Mike Ludbettcr. Vuughn JiM'omu, Gerald. Lloyd. Tommy Cu- .sL-y.sny, Roht'rt. McKiTiian, Raymond Calvert, Mr-lvin Bnniscunt, Herman Turner, Mike Thnmiison, Limvoocl Cards Option Luis Arroyo Pittsburgh nt New York—Friend (M-jn vs Antonelli U4-16J, 25,000. Chicago ut Milwaukee — Rush (18-111 vs Burdetto (13-8) 43,000. St. Louis at Cincinnati — Mizell IO-OJ vs Nlixhiill. (17-121 30.000. AMERICAN LKAC.UE New York at Washington — Lur- .sen (!)-2i vs Pascual (2-12> 2H.50U. Riillomorc at Boston — Wright (li-!i) vs Sullivan U8-13> 20,000. Clevi'lancl at Chicago — Lemon (111-101 vs Pierce <15-lUi, 30,000. Kansas City at Detroit — Kellner Ul-fl) vs 'Lary U4-15) 45,000. Ex-Razorback Dies MEMPHIS </l'i—Lewis P. Berry, ST. LOUIS i.'1'i — Luis Arroyo, top SI. Louis Cardinal pitch inn rookie last year, has been optioned lo the lU'dbirds' Omaha'. Ni-b., farm club, General Mana^i'i' Prank Lane, in ,'imioiiiicinn 1 (.lie .icUon .vp.sterday. Kiiid IIP didn't believe the left-hand- er was taking the job of pitching seriously enough. "It's not what, you did last year that counts," said Lane. "This is ---------------a new year," He was the youngest man mer to Arroyo has a tf.23 earm-d run uv- be Arkansas adjutant general. He enige this spring, the worst on the f held (he position under the lute Gov. club". He had an 11-H record with a | X. O. Penclfll. 4.19 era last snuson, the result, of | Rorry playi-d quarterback on the poor ptM'iunmuuies latf in the -sea- 1 Ua/.orback team that, beat Foil son. ' Smith High School twice and snf- His departure leaves 13 pitchers j fi-red a 54-0 beating at the hands un the St. Louis statf. i of the University of Terns. 'Eddie Muchen, highly regarded California heavyweight, humps up up against a rated contender tonight al, Sun Francisco in Nino Valdes, the hulking Cuban, in his most important test. Houston, one of the hottest boxing centers at the moment, shows Isaac Logart of Havana mid El Conscripto of Mexico at the City Auditorium tomorrow night. Logart is a ranking welter and El Conscripto, whose real name is Tommy Lopez, once held the Texas 147-pound title. Billy Ray Smith Loses in AAU MADISON, Wis. I/Pi — Heavyweight Billy Ruy Smith of the University of Arkansas was out- pointcd Saturday night by Truman Stiirdevant of the University of mu u ,r...o ..-. ,-^,-., .. _,,,,, Wisconsin In the NCAA boxing who plnyed on the llrst University i tournament here, of Arkansas football team in 1834, i Sturdcvnnt's victory gave Wis- diecl yesterday at a bospitnl here. Berry. 70, was a niUivc of Marion, cousin five of the 10 championships in the tourney. Ala he your old floors "new" with FABULON [ fhe fabulous floor finish MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMIiliK CO. 1801 W. .Main' 1'h. ;{-8l51 . tors probably will witness the eight openers tomorrow. The largest crowd is expected at Detroit where some 45,000 will watch the Tigers inaugurate the season against Kansas City. Rieht-hander Frank Lary (14-15) will oppose Alex Kellner (11-8 ', the A thief 'cs' veteran southpaw. A crowd of 30,000 In Chicago will have their eyes glued on shortstops Chico Carrasquel and Luis Aparicio and center fielders Larry Doby and Jim Busby as the White Sox and Indians come to grips for the first time. Three of these four figured in a trade last winter with Cleveland sending Doby to Chicago for Carrasquel and Busby. Aparicio. a flashy fielding young Venezuelan, will be trying to fill CarrasquePs shoes. Both teams, rated top contenders behind the Yankees, will lead with Iheir besi on the mound. Right- hander Bob Lemon <18-10> will be ihe Indians' choice against southpaw Billy Pierce '15-10). Only 20.000 are expected to see die Red Sox lift ihe curtain against Baltimore in Boston. The Red Sox are a vastly improved team with the addition of Bob Porterficld . mid Mickey Vornon and Ted Williams starting from scratch. Southpaw Bill Wight '0-8) Will pitch i'or Baltimore against right- hander Frank ,Rulliv;ui (18-13). Two Homes for Bums As expected, the biggest National League crowd will be in rtcted to watch the Phils' Robin ^Tlnar^c^'f^S-e'r^ns-^^V-oppose Don New- aliening day winning streak. Some- combe (20-=). 43000 will see a battle of right-; Another 25,000 is expected at Uie handers between Milwaukee's Lew p 0 lo Grounds to see the New Burdette (13-8i and Chicago's Bob, York Giants take on the Pitts- Hush (13-11) The Braves, with thei burgh Pirates. Southpaw Johnny lineup that finished second! AntonellMM-16), will oppose right lust year, are considered L1 ~~ ' ' ~~'~ "-—' Dodgers' main threat. The Dodgers, only team wi two home openers uney will open against Philadelphia in Jersey City next Thursday), will be host to the Phillies at Ebbets Field tomorrow. About 25,000 are ex- the bender Bob Friend (11-9). I The St. Louis Cardinals and Cin- r '" 1 ' nati Bedlegs, both rated as "dark horses" in the pennant scramble, will oppose each other in Cincinnati before a capacity crowd of some 30,000. RfiEET THE GREATEST ROCKET EIGHT! 'ROUND THE BL.OGK! (OR 'ROUND THE TOWN IF YOU LIKEI) •SEE YOUR NEAREST DEALER BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 16 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children ISe DOUBLE MAIN EVENT -GIRL WRESTLERS- MISS MARS BENNETT : Vs. MISS BELLE DRUMMOND ] Hour Time Limil—Best 2 Out of 3 Kalis Bliss Mars Denned 4 MAN TAG MATCH The Phantom & Joe McCarthy Vs. Varon Gatoni & Rube Wright !)() Minnie Time Ijmil—Bcsl 2 Out of 3 Kails These men place a premium on character... in people and in the products they use. That's why of all whiskies tliey prefer bourbon ... for its individuality, its bold and ardent nature, its unmistakable, smooth flavor. And among bourbons they prefer JAMFS F I'I'TPKR For in it, all the true bourbon traits are realized to their fullest. MNTUCKT STMIOHT «OU«»ON WMISKtY, 6 TIARS OLD, 86 PROOF • JAMIS E. PEPPIR * CO., UXINOION, KY.

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