The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
Page 10
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PAGE TEN TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, s Play Marianna in Benefit Game Chickasaws Ready For Year's First Action When you purchase your Ijckct for the Blythcville-Marianna main event at Haley Field Gvm tonioht'vou will not (inly be treating yourself to a seat at what shapes up to be an excellent basket bail game, but you will, in addition, be making a contribution to just about the The entire proceeds of tonight's game will be given to the March of Dimes Polio Fund. For the Chicks it will be their first game of the New Yefir. They haven't played since Dec. 17. On that night the North Little Rock Wildcats came to town and conquered the hometowners 6043. The Chicks are due to return the visit at North Little Rock Friday night and have plans of being: the same kind of rude guests the Wiloy cats were. Tonight's game, will be a good stepping stone toward that end. The Chicks are now 0-2 in the, Big Etent Conference and 4-2 in over-all play. In those six games played so far this season the Chickasaws are averaging a little better than 61 points per game, but they're yielding Still, uncomfortably close it's a winning average. 54. Coach Fisher gave his boys a rest yesterday afternoon after last week's gruelling, re-shaping practice sessions. They -suited up but concentrated mainly on sharpening their shooting eyes, especially on free throws. "Those free throws can be mighty important in these close ball games." the. coach stated. As the'Chicks well know, remembering those two Big Eight trimmings. The advance sheet on the Marianna squad was not available at press time but it was reported their center is a taller boy than any of the Blytheville players. Pans and players alike (not to forget the coach) are anxiously awaiting this new year of play. Jimmy Bratcher, Chick Fireman Wilson Comes Back NEW YORK W) — Outfielder George chance Wilson will get another Giants. In the last three years he hit .315, .302 and .307, respectively, for Minneapolis. His runs batted in totals are 94, 92 and 99 In that or- to make the New York' der. SMU Not Frogs Yesterday's edition quoted the Associated Press as rating TCU's Frogs in a buttle with Rice for SW C honors, Actually SMU and Rice are the probable one-two contenders. Jarring Tackle Key To Cotton Bowl Win By HAROLD V. DALLAS (AP) — A jarring tackle on the first play and a 25-yard run by talented Eagle Day, the quarter Cherokee Indian lad, were most important Happenings in the Cotton Bowl yesterday. They gave Mississippi a 14-13 victory over Texas Christian aiid handed Coach Johnny Vaught his first major bowl victory in three tries. The tackle was put on by Dick Goehe, huge Mississippi lineman, and it sent Chuck Curtis, the Texas Christian quarterback who had been the heart of the offense, to a hospital for repairs. It sorely crippled TCU for its battle with the Rebels. Day, voted outstanding back of the game, cut loose with the 25- yard run with less than 4>/ 2 minutes to go and it sent up the touchdown that gave Mississippi an upset triumph. That one play—a run made after Day had iaked a pass — was pointed to as the most decisive of the game. Seconds later. Silly Lott dashed around right end to tie the game 13-13. Martin's First Bowl Paige Cothren, the terrific Mississippi fullback, kicked the extra point—his second of the game— and it tumbled TCD's castle of dreams. The Horned Progs, overwhelming favorites to beat the Rebels, were losing Coach Abe Martin's first bowl try. It was history repeating. Last January Arkansas played Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bowl. Early in the game Arkansas lost its great pass-receiver and defensive specialist, Preston Carpenter. Tech beat Arkansas 14-6 with a last- half surge. Day's passing, running and ex- ,cellent quarterbacking put the Rebels over. The rugged Indian Sooner s Stand Today as Goliath Of College Gridirons for 1955 By ED COKRIGAN The Associated Tress Master of all it surveyed, Oklahoma today stood as the Goliath of college football for 1955. Bud Wilkinson's rib-cracking Sooners, 20-6 victors over Maryland in the Orange Bowl yesterday, won't hear the taunt of "weak schedule" for a long time to come. As a- member of the relatively weak Big Seven, Oklahoma plays a i'ull conference schedule. As fi result, the team sometimes does emerge as an unknown quantity. The maimer in which the Sooners manhandled Maryland, tightest major defensive outfit in the nation, before a crowd of 76,501 in Miami simT- emphnsizecl that they rated their No. 1 ranking. Spartans Over Uclans Two years ago, Maryland had been voted the mythical national title, only to fall before Oklahoma in the Ortinge Bowl. Two of die three other major bowls followed expectations. Michigan State eked out a final-seven: seconds victory o ver UCLA be- 100.809 in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., 17-14. and Georgia Tech turned back Pitt 7-0 before 80,173 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orieam;. Not so expected was sipi:i'.s H-13 [iec-ision over downs were scored by second stringers—and the Sooners had to come from behind like champions to gain their triumph. Trailing 6-0 in the third period as a result of Ed Vereb's 15-yard jaunt in the second quarter, the Sooneres tore Maryland npnrt with two scorese in the third quarter and one in the fourth. Oklahoma's skinny All America halfback Tommy McDonald notched the first Sooner touchdown on a four-yard dash. Billy Pricer converted and that was all that was needed. But Jay O'Neal went over 'from the 1 and Carl Dodd intercepted one of Lynn Beightov's passes and ran 82 yards for the final score. Sooners Got Breaks "The teams were about even," acknowledged Wilkinson later. "We got the breaks and they didn't. We are not big and what Missis- we do is fast. The tension was off Texas | when We scored the first '.ime we Christian in the Colton Bo'.vl inj t'oL the bail in the second half." Dallas, \vilh a i.'alhering of 75,504! Maryland Coach Jim Tatlim was looking on. j lavish in his praise of the Sooners. In the S'vor.d-line games, Mis-l "Oklahoma is the best college souri Yiillfv pud Jmiiata ' (Pa.) ] foo'ball team in the country," he fouelit to :•. ti-ii :•:.- in UK- Tangerine! Kaid - "They were ir. better physi- Bowl P.I Or!:\ndn, Phi.; Wyoming ral shape. They handled them- whipped To\r:s IVdi 21-14'in the 1 Delves better. They ouihustled us. Sun' Bowl :H El Pa?o, Tex; and.Thry had too much speed." Prairie View Slate humbled Fisk! But it remained for the Terps' 59-0 iu the Prairie View Bo\vl atj All America center Bob Pellegrini Houston, Trx. [ to explain the whole thing. "They came out of their huddle louch- .so fast, \ve couldn't adjust our de- Sfnms Bench Two of OkLihoma'.s fhre Cry Laughing At MORTY MEEKLE Take o look at the "funniest funny" in recent years! It's MORTY MEEKLE, the people's .choice for the leader.of the laugh parade. Everything about Morty is funny, too—the characters, the situations, the drawings. Be sure to read MORTY MEEKLK every dov. Starting Jan. 9 In the Courier News fenses to meet them," he said. The accurate toe of Dave Kaiser enabled Michigan State to pull the victory out over UCLA' and main- lain the Big Ten's whammy over the Pacific Coast Conference in the Rose Bowl. The series count now stands 9-1. Kaiser Came Off Bench With a 14-14 tie seven seconds before the end, Kasier calmly came off the bench to kick a field goal from 31 yr.rd:, out. Only few minutes earlier, UCLA had fought back to a tie .vhen Doug Peters, climaxing the passing drive of Ronnie Knox, weuet over from the 1. The Spartans broke a 7-7 dead lock early in the fourth quarter on a 67-yard pass play from Clarence Peaks to John (Big Thunder) Lewis. Said young Kaiser later: "I didn't have time to think or feel anything at all. But I knew when my foot hit the bail that it was-going to be good." The only score in the Sugar Bowl came when Georgia Tech took advantage of a break. In the first quarter, Wade Mitc-iell passed from the 32 to Don Ellis, who was on the 2. Mitchell Scored Two Pitt defender Bobby Grier tried to block the pass and in the process pushed Ellis. He was charged with interference. The ball was given to the Engineers on the 2. Two plays later, Mitchell sneaked over from the 1, then kicked the extra point. Joins Phillips Motor Co. S. 1>. Cook Mr. S. P. Cook wishes lo announce that he fa now assncl.itet! with Phillips Motor Co. ax car j salesman. Mr. Conk Invite* yon to mine visit him and we Phillips' new anil used cars and truck*. Grier later denied pushing Ellis and said the penalty should have been called the other way. "He pushed me from behind,' Drier said. "That's why I fell for Pitt Coach Johnny Michelosen said from where he sat the play could have been called either way Tech Coach Bobby Dodd, who now has won seven bowl games withoui a defeat, said he couldn't see the play, but added: "Ellis told me Grier shoved him and I guess that was the way it was." Swink Played Great Game Jim Swink, Texas Christian's All America back, played one of his finest games, scoring both his team's touchdowns, but he couldn'i fight Eagle Day and Paige ^othren singlehandedly. Swink, who tallied'on runs of 1 and 39 yards, actually kept the Horned Frogs ahead until the lasl four minutes when Billy Lott nil right end for five yards and the tying score after Day had set it up with a 26 yard gallop. Cothren kicked the extra point, the margin of victory. He also scored the firs Ole Miss touchdown in the seconc period on a 3-yard plunge anc kicked the extra point on that one too. threw for 137 yards, his passing getting the Rebels In position to score each time. He gained 45 yards running with the ball but had,42 taken away because he was thrown fro losses several times while attempting to pass. He.also punted for an average of 42.7 yards. Swink Led Ball-Carrteri However, Day didn't dim the luster of the great Jim Swlnfc, Texas Christian's All -America. Swink was just as good as painted. He led the ball-carriers with 107 yards and scored both of the Prog touchdowns., He made the first on a 1-yard plunge and the second on a dipsy-do 39-yard dash. A penalty on a try for extra point lost the game for TCU just as much as Cothren's accuracy in putting the ball between the goal posts won for Mississippi; It was after the second TCU touchdown that Harold Pollard, Horned Prog fullback, kicked the extra point only to see it taken away because the Christians were in an illegal formaiton. After the penalty Pollard tried again and this tune his kick was wide. • Day sparked two 66-yard touchdown drives. He passed for 42 yards with shots of 28 to Earl Blair and 14 to Billy Kinard ir, the first march that saw Cothren racing 21 yards to the TCU threee to set up the score. The battering fullback hammered left guard for the touchdown and kicked the extra point, TCU Was Leading TCU'was leading 13-7 at the time, however, and three didn't seem to be too much to worry about. The Frogs threatened repeatedly In the third .period and the Rebels were getting nowhere. But midway of the final quarter Cothern and Da> pulled the Rebs together for the other magnificent 66-yard surge Pete Elliott To Coach Nebraska MIAMI, Pla. Ifl—Pete Elliott, as sistant coach at the' University o Oklahoma, is accepting an offe to head the University of Nebraska football coaching staff, it was an nounced today by Bill Orwig, Corn husker athletic director. Elliott received the Nebrask: bid Dec. 4 from Orwig, but asked to delay his decision until afte Oklahoma's appearance in th Orange Bowl game yesterday. Orwig said he and Elliott wi] meet the Dniverslty of Nebraska Board of Regents in Lincoln Sat urday, Jan. 7, to formalize term, of Elliott's selection as successor to Coach Bill Glassford, who re signed . To Meet J»n. 7 Orwig said he will ask the regents to approve a salary of $12, 000 annually for Elliott on a three year term basis. "We were agreed that Pete E] liott was the man we wanted,' Orwig said. Elliott has been at Oklahom: five years. He will become th 1 23rd football coach Nebraska ha had since the sport was starlet at the Cornhusker school in 1890 Elliott earned an even dozen letters in. football, baksetball am golf at the University of Michigai and quarterbacked the Michigai team that whipped Southern Cali fornia, 49-0, in the Rose Bowl in 1947. FEELING CHILLY LATELY? So Is Your Car! We've had a pretty good sample of winter's icy blast last weekend. And if it's been cold for you, it's been even colder for your car—especially if it sits outside most of the winter. Be wise — protect your investment. It's not. too late for that winterizing job. Oil and •grease need to be changed and chances are you will need to add a little anti-freeze. Beat time to take care of it is right now. I'.S. — Don't forget we've got expert mechanics to take care of all your car problem*, large or small. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway J-4453 lowever, it was that 35-yard run >y Day when Mississippi seemed stopped that got the job done. A crowd of 75,504 watche'd the fame played In indian summery weather. TCU's luck ran out in its lasl •arne. All season long Horned Frog backers . had dreaded the thought of Curtis ever being inured. TCU just didn't" have another quarterback. He wenl Jirough 10 gruelling SoutW«t Ton erence games without a scratch— and then, boom! On the first play of the big one, Curtis suffered two "ractured ribs and a shoulder seperation. Dick Fhmey, who never hac clayed with the first team, was sent in. "Who me?" Finney asked when Coach Martin told him to ,ake over. Finney did a creditable iob but he couldn't bring to the ,eam the great ball-haldling, .the liming and the adept passing of Curtis. B Squad Belts Dyess 60-35, Papooses Fall DYESS — The Blytheville High B team is back at the .500 mark for the season after walloping Dyess here last Arkansas loses Game After Final Whistle Blows PAYETTEVILLE, Arfc. UP!—The Arkansas Razorbacks led Missour 50-49 as the final horn sounded in their basketball game here las night—but William Ross had two free throws corning and he made them to give Missouri the victory 51-50. It was Arkansas* eighth loss against one .win a consolation game victory in the annual pre-season Southwest Conference tournamen last week. Last night's triumph gave Missouri a 7-3 season stand ing. Return to Conferences The game was the last for both teams before they start regular play 'in their respective conferences. Arkansas tangles with Baylor Saturday night at Waco ,Tex. Missouri opens its Big Seven Con'ference campaign next week, TJast night's contest was dominated most of the way by Missouri. Arkansas led 4-2 in the early minutes, then the Tigers went ahead for the rest of the first half, and held a 31-20 intermission lead. Missouri continued to maintain a lead in the final half, although never by more than six points, until with six minutes remaining Arkansas went ahen.d by one point. The lead changed eight times in those last six minutes. Hogs Had Edge Arkansas had a three-point edge when .Missouri sank a Held goal to make the score 59-49 for the Porkers. The ball was Missouri's when Pete Butler fouled Ross as time ran out. Ross cooly dunked both foul shots. Manuel Whitley paced the Arkansas attack with 15 points. Butler contributed 13. Missouri's Lionel Smith bucket- e d!5 points to lead the Tigerscor- ers, including Norman Stewart with 14. night,60-35. The Papooses of John Koldus were still winless after the opener. They fell 64-27 to the Dyess juniors. Danny Joe Bratcher was high man for the B's as he continued his excellent play. He rimmed 22 points, hitting nine baskets from the field. Wyatt aiso pmyea well as he dumped in a 13-ppint total. Dyess was ahead in the first quarter of the B battle 3-12 but Blytheville came back strong and pulled ahead easily at the half 25-19. Bratcher scored seven points in this frame. The B's strong defense took the spotlight in the .third quarter as Dyess was held to a mere field C'ville Glovers Will Travel To Sikeston CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruthersville Golden Glovers will go to Sikeston to compete with Sikeston boxers sometime next week, accordr ing to tentative. plans released by Al Lawrence, president of the Jaycees, sponsor of" Golden Gloves. He said 10 matches will be on the program, which was first set for Dec. 22 but was postponed because of the holidays, Lawrence said he expects to announce a definite date for the bouts as soon as he receives word from the Sikeston promoters. goal. While the local boys were banging nway for another 13 points. Dyess awoke in the last quarter for their best, eight minutes of the game but it wasn't enough. The little Chicks were flying high and couldn't be stopped. It was the best quarter of the night for Blytheville, too, as they powered 22 tallies between the irons. The Paps were never in their game. Their poor showing reflected In. their lack of practice this past week. They were behind 37-12 at the half. Center Manley rang the bell for 9 points while Smith and Cherry shared 6. points apiece. JUNIOKS Blytheville Cherry, 6 . Warson, 4 . Manley, 9 . Smith, 6 .. Rounsaville Pos. ... F . ... F . ... C G G Dyess ... Barnes, 6 Burlison, is .'.. Dojier, 8 ... McVay, 7 Taff, Substitutions: Blytheville—Dash, Boyd, 2. Dyess — Lington, 2, Taylor, 2, Williams, 5, Ingle, 8. Blytheville "Wyatt, 13 ... Coalter, 7 .. McMalian .. Bratcher, 22 Moore, B GAME Pos. . F .. F „. C G G Dyess . Rniner, 5 .... Prisbee . Harvis, 5 Holland, 9 Jewell, 1J Substitutions: Blytheville — Lutz, Williford, 4, Scott, 4, Young, 2, Renfro. Dyess — Chappie, Haile, Garvls, 2. 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