The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1955
Page 12
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PACK TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NE\V8 FRIDAY. PF.rr.MTOR 23. 1!)55 Freeman Hits 34, Buckeyes Blast Huskies By 1JEN OLAN The Associated Press Dynamic Robin Freeman, a little man among basketball's giants, is poppin' 'em through the basket at a pace that could put him among the game's all-lime scoring lead- crs. The 5-10 All America from Ohio State lias whipped home 241 point* in seven games for an average of 34.4 points a game. HialeahWillWatch Nashua Seek First Million in Widener PARIS. Ky. (AP) — Nashua, whose seven new owners have been identified, was headed today for Miami and a quick shot al Citation's money-winning record ot $1,085,760. With earnings of $945,415. Nashua could top the record by taking the $100,000 Wiriener Handicap at Hialeah, which ha.s netted the winner well over $100,000 the past couple of years. Nashua, 1955 Horse of the Year. wiW race in the colors of Leslie Combs n of Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, in 1056. ; Combs headed tin? syndicate which paid a record $1.251.200 loi (fee estate of William Woodward] * H <*• \ I Syndicate Now After Swaps Jr. for the great Nasrullah colt. He will lease him from the syndicate for racing- He said he and John W. Hanes and Chris J. Devine. boih of New York, hold majority interest but have primised some of their shares to friends. Nashua Was Resting Others in the syndicate, he said, were Kentucky SUte Police Commissioner P. A. B. Widener III, Lexington: Harry M. Warner. Hollywood. Calif.; RobiM-t W. Mcll- vain, Lexington; and Meruworthj Pa I'm, Lexington. | Nashua as shipped last rut; lit; iroin n e a r b y Clniborne Farm,! where he had been rested pending| sale. He will arrive in Miami Saturday. Trainer Sunny Jim FiUsini- mons. who hand led liim for Woodward, plans to begin preps Monday. MIAMI, Fin. W— Leslie Combs j II, head of a syndicate that prud' $1,251,200 for Belair Stud's Nashua, now wants to buy the California horse that beat him in (he Kentucky Derby, the Miami Herald stud today. Jim Dance, Herald sports writer, reported from Parts, Ky., thnt Combs already had contacted Rex Ellsworth, owner of Swaps, about buying the swift 3-year-old. "He said he'd let me know when he's rKiidy to sell and I think he will," Combs, was quoted ns saying. "When he does, I may be ready too. Ellsworth was not available for comment,. At his ranch in California, his son said he probably I would return later today. Only yesterday wan i!. disclosed that Combs and six others formed the syndicate that bought Nashua on Dec. 15 for the highest price ever paid for a thoroughbred. There are 32 shares in Nashua, Combs .said, with 10 one person owning more than tour shares except John \V. Hanc.s. president of the Greater New York Assn.; Chris J. Devine ,New York broker and! Combs I Senior Bowl Players Have Busy Holidays MOBILE, Ala.. M 1 - — AH except four of (he i)0 cnllfiKiaLe stars picked for the .seventh niinual Senior Bowl name Jan. 7 will see action In earlier post-sens on giunes. Sixteen of the so.uad.smeii will put in appearance in the five nm- jor games New Year's weekend. Thirty others HIT tabbed for duty in vnrioiLs all-star games. Hank TJuminp, Misstmrt's gri'iit, pasH-ratchiiiB end. will be the busiest of the lot- He has scheduled appearances in the North-South game in Miami Monday and in tin- Blue- Gray L^;imt' at Montgomery. Ala., tin; following t-'iiturduy, in addition to the Senior Bowl. Arkansas fullback Henry MiH>rf is the lone Senior Bowler on the In nne of the outstanding sxr- forma nc-e.s or last night's card. Freeman tallied 34 points as Ohio i-Jtiue walloped WashingumV Huskies 94-73. The victory wa.s the Buckeyes' sixth aeinst lone lo-s to eighth-ranked Vanderbilt. 71ns prolific point production was nothing new for Freeman. LHSL year he reached un average ol 31.5 in 13 games beiore he was .sidelined tor the .season with injuries and illness. At that, his yame average was the fourth highest on record. . The all-time standard is held by Frank Selvy of Furman, .who hit for 41.7 points a game iwo years atjo. Darrell Floyd, also of Furman, is next with 35.9 followed by Dick Wilkinson of Virginia with 32.1 Floyd was tops la 1 '' season. *Tnipped Ctnitrars Only Brifjham Young amonsf thcj nation's top 10 teams saw action; last night an r ' the Couears were | set back tor the second straiuhi, '-, niirlu. this time by Wake Foro.--t; 8G-80. | Wake Forest led 49-38 at hiilf-| time and breezed in behind the \ shooting of Lowell (Lefty' Davi:... \ who racked up 30 points. BritjhamJ Young, ranked fifth in (he last j Associated Press poll, lost lo North j Carolina Stale Wednesday night | Manhattan pulled major upset. by whipping lllh-rated George | Washington 7M13 in the first game' of a Madison Square- Garden double-header. Joe Holup scored; 34 points for the Colonials but Mnn-j hat tan wrapped it up by connect-; ing for 10 sframht points in ihc- final throe minutes. Connect icur. overcame New York University \ E)C-82 m the second game of the j twin bill. | Miami Over Bradley i Indiana fought off Drake's chal-f lenge in the serond half lo record! an 82-79 victory. 'Ilic Hoo.Mcrp led; l)\' two poml.s af hnlfhinc;. but fell, behind by five niter eiirht minutes j of the M'cond half. A. field goal and frne throw, however, in the; final minute gave Indiana the vie-} tory. Th' 1 Honsicrs were paced by : Wally Clioice's 30 points. Breaking out of a 30-36 milflime deadlock. Miami of Ftoi id;t nipped, Bradlcv 80-73 <m th^ si rent! th oi' Gene auigc's l!ti points. j Jim Krcbs bucketed 'J4 points; in leading Southern Mr-thodi-st to j an 85-(i7 triumph over Wichita, Leachville Routs Bragg City In Pair of Games BRAGG CITY A pair of Lcudi- \illc i earns deal: tin- houif-suinchr.Q Brims Cuv Iiidi;i:,s inp-sidcd cle- feat.s here nip hi Thr Lions won haiidilv 88-61 in thr iiMturr ntraction \vhilp their muiersuiciios. the Lion B's notched a 57-40 conquest. Aikeisou \vit.s ilu 1 ^uiclint; h^ht for Hie Lionx .sliuwiim 'lie \vay \vitn I a L'5-puint assMiilt on the hoops. He was followed by team mate Ward with 22. B. D. Carter! had 18. : Howren. Brayt Citv center, st-or-. i*ri 22 tor his team's top effort. } Fast Start The Lion.s yot oil" to a fast start.; in the hicrh-scoriim affair and nev-1 er relinquished their control of the. panie. They led 28-21 after the first period and 43-36 at halft-iine. A bis third period boosteii their Lead to (J4-46 goinc into the finale. Durham topped Leaehville's B; team scorers with lo points as he' led his mates to a 30-22 hnlftime. \Valker had an identical high nr.trji of 15 points for the Brag^ : City B's. ! The Lions plav at Bay tonicht. • Leach villa Pos. Brags City; B. Carter, 18 P Salf.s. \'2' Atkeison, 35 P fritz. 14 i Ward 22. C Howren. 221 Thweati. 11 G Teaster. .-5; Thomas. 10 G Stewart. S; Sub.iiiuues: Leachville—Bailley 2.1 Three-Sided Scrap Looms In Southwest By THK ASSOCIATED I'HKSS A thrce-coniei-ed fight for tin' diainpn'iiship ofjhe Southwi'st Conference basketball touruanu'iit ainoii!? Kk'e, Soulhuni .Methodist and Texas .shaped up I-ndiiy as the conference leaders wound up their pre-Ciiristmas schedule. A couple of giuncs are carded Bears and Horned Pro;;:; don't nil- Friday niiilu —" Baylor vs., Oklsi- Jiear likely I" cut '»'u-h lei- in tna hoina A&M at Sullwator and Texas Mournaimnit that OIK-US at Houston Christian playing Oklahoma Cityi next Wi'dm'souy. UniVLM-silv nt'Port Worth—but thci , .Southern Mwluidi.-; be.'.l \\lchlta : 85-B7 Thur.-duy inch! to square ! av.-ay wr.h a 7--> record tor the big I showdown. It wasn't much of a contest. Jim Kn-bs Ih.npcri in 10 i points in the first tuo minutes and ! SMU moved easily ahead. Krebs made :M points for the ni<;hl. Rice u'll! euier thp tournament with a perfect record—eieht \«c- torir> and no losses—and boastiili? S.MU has jiu'iaued 16. Texas, I he riai-k hur.-e oi' '.lie tournament, has Football Roundup Shedd Leads Manila Rally for 53-44 Win MANILA—The Lions of Manila roared back in the final period aft- ; er trailing most of the game to put: | out a victory over Harrisburg, 53-44, j here last night. Leading the strong finish for thr [ Lions « as center Leonis Shedd who | suddenly ?ot hoi after going score-: less in the first half to burn up: nickels with 18 points In last t'.to periods. Shecid's assault Charles Ekes Out Victory In Comeback SAN FRANCISCO '.-ft — Ezzardi Cluiries used up mo=t of the .skill! oi" his 34 years hist night keeping! his comeback hopes alive with a split, decision victo.y over Bob Albright, a young; walloper from Los period 10-8 . at the half. The Lions weer behind as muc-h as nine points in the third period a ijieiiiiiittttj i mun\-, i.ioi defeated Harrisburg 34-27 f"% f£ O -*4-4»l XN*» ' b ' : ' ore shedd g ° l hot aild sli11 IX VTT DrtlTISi ' trailed 35-30 In the final period. IXyilfcf^lii 1 *-"** In a p reliminaiT wmc . Manila':: , uirli; /-)»jfr>atpri "Hnrrithliro 34-27. i Vasquez In TV Contest Manila ; Vcach. 4 . Hatcher j Shedd. 19 I Wagner. 8 I Isaacs !»ns. F F C G G Harrisburfj Evans, 7 i Jordan. 'J j Graham. 28 Cooper. 3 Kyle, 3 I Charles save away 11 years and! 22 pounds to his 218*2 pound oppo-j nent and was hard put to it to .stand off a 10th round rally. Cincinnati's former champ collected a 56-54 nod from Judges | Vern Bybee and Eddie James, but! Referee Frank Flores scored il for 1 Albright 57-53. \ It was the fifth victory in 10' bout this year i'or Charles. south ieam whn will also play hit the East-West gtime al San Fnm-! ci.sco. Six phiycTR from the north; .squad also will participate in the' Snn Francisco win test. ' NEW YORK ..*.—Buby Vasquez. Mexico's lightweight champion and unbeaten in his last 12 Eights, makes his Eastern debut tonight as a 4-1 underdo^ to contender Frankie Ryti of Mew York in Madison Square Garden. The 10-nnmder will be broadcast j rind teieuist coast to coast NBC-TV, rndio, 9 p.m., CST. j An amateur bull fighter turned, boxer, the 24-year-old Mexican has j u guod ao-8-I record for 5'..' years of battling for cash. Ryff. ii rangy, IM-year old boxor- punchi.'r. has come ulom; unpres- snely .since he was chosen "Rookie of The Year" for 1954. His record is 19-1. He beat Ralph Dupas in Brooklyn and ihen lost to the Nev Orleans challenger in tlie la tier's home lov.n. Ryii is the t'ourth-nuik- \ iiip iiyluu'eisht contender, Dupas j No. :i. Vasquez is unranked. Prankie came back to whip Joey | Lopes and Paddy DeMarco m hi; last uvo outings. _ <J l^> 1C, O Substitutes: Manila —MeWilliams 6, Rogers 4, Bourlanri 7; Harrisburg —Allen 1. | Michigan State allowed only two! touchdowns in its last five games.' Willie Mays of the New York Gi- '. ants has hit 92 home runs in the : National League the last, two sea-[ sons. I West Memphis Seeks Boost- To Class AA WEST MEMPHIS. Ark. i,Ti — West Memphis High School has asked the Arkansas Athletic Asso- ; {•iation to be moved up from Class i A to Class AA football competition | next season. | The application noted that Wesi. In the welter of holiday football games it will become difficult to remember all the dates, times and stations when games may be heard or seen. Here is a handy guide you may wish to clip and save. Dec. 26 — Monday PRO PLAYOFF I.os Angeles vs. Cleveland Televisions WMCT, 2:45 p.m. Dec. 31 — Saturday BLUE-GRAY AT MONTGOMERY Television: WMCT. 1:15 p.m. Radio: 1:15 EAST-WEST AT 0 SAX FRANCISCO Television: WMCT. 3:45 Radio: 4 p.m. WHBQ GATOR BOWL Vanderbilt vs. Auburn Television: WREC-TV 1 p.m. Radio: WKEC, 1:30 Jan. 2 — Monday COTTON BOW I, Ole. Miss vs. TC'U Television: 12:45. WMCT No radio ROSE BOWL .Michigan Slate vs. L'CLA Television: 3.45. WMCT Radio: WMC. 3:45 ORANGE BOWL Maryland vs.'Oklahoma Television: WREC-TV, 1 p.m. Radio: WREC. 1 p.m. SUGAR HOWI. Georgia Tccli vs. Pill Television :WHBQ-TV, 12:55 Radio: WHBQ, 12:55 i niiuu-jrri 75.4. ! SMU. Ti xas and Rice will be expected to win their first round ! sanies, with Southern Mtnhodisi i moi'tir.^- \v'.i!>-^s Arkansas. Texas ' hikiim op. Texas Christian and | Hici- i:t".u:m Texas AfcM. In tile i second ronnci. iiou'ever. ihat. would I place Texas a«iinM Rice and the ' winner \voukl be expected to face | Southern Methodist in the finals. Southern California is the visiting team btl' the Trojans Imve \von only two panics out of five, averas;iMi; only 58 points. The Trojans muht win their first round frame because they play Baylor, whose record is much worse. Rico has the slati.stical ediic over the field. The O.vls no; only lead in scoring bn: top in d-fensc, having allowed oiih 50.3 points per same. Rice, h o w eve r. hasn't played as sirons a schedule aa SMU. Against a mutual ioo. Kansas. SMU registered an 81-61 triumph while Rice beat the J;'.y- hawks 75-6fi. Kan.-,as. however, licked Southern Methodist at home Wednesday 62-53. The top scorers entering' the tournament will be the brilliant Ray Downs of Texas, with 1ST; Krebs. with 130. and Temple Tucker, Rice's giant center, with 172. Memphis is playinc four AA teams next year—Helena. Stuttgart, Forrest City and Jonesboro. It said a fifth district game would have w be assigned in order [or West Memphis to qualify in district AA standings. during the holidays- drive tdere in a FORD DEAIER USED CAR Gel the car you wont Al a price you'll lika On Icrmi you wont PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. :!00 Broadway GIVE HIM or HER Golf Equipment FOR CHRISTMAS Shag Bags Balls Clubs Golf Shirts Gloves Bags Hood Covers Sold Kxclnsively By Pros. PAUL FARRINGTON Hl.vlheyillc Counlr.v Clul) Hhray Cl N. i>h. 3-!)72« RENT FLASH CAMERAS MOVIE CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 May yow Chriitmai b« f!)Ud to overflowing with Joy and Hoppirm*! c&w CLEANERS !!00 S. Division Pli. w *<- spirit oi Christmat tti'J* k tcfectcd m jj/k-bafipf tttk ... In (he spirit ol peace and ptenqr it* m the eMenct of tktte Hoi)' Days — we uy to yo»: ow mtof fnenck . . . A HAPPY. HAPPY HOUDAY1 GUDE BROS, YRS.

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