The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 2, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWi At Tournaments End Ow/s and Frogs Rated One -Two In SWC Chase By BEN OLAN The Associated Presf The King of the Queen City tournament will be crowned in- Buffalo tonight, heralding the end of the holiday tourneys and the start, in most cases, of conference basketball com- v™ 0 ... Tech and Xavier of Ohio) clash in the upstate New York finals Tech qualified by knocking off CanUius the Westminster Pa. while Xavier made the grade with victories over Niagara and St. Bonaventure. While the title game is going on, the Big 10 will open its season with four contests. Ohio State Favored Ohio State, a slight favorite .to dethrone Iowa as league champion will take on Michigan. Northwestern faces Indiana, Michigan State meets Illinois and Purdue tackles Wisconsin. Other games match Auburn and Florida, Detroit and Bradley Wichita and Houston and Pittsburgh and Yale. , San Francisco's Dons, .winner of M straight and E.C.A.C. champs, »re idle until Friday when they're expected to breeze past Pepperdine. With any luck at all, the toprat- ed Dons should at least tie the all- time collegiate record of 39 straight Jointly held by Long Bland University and Seton HaU. First New Tear Win After pepperdine, the Frisco team is down-to play Santa Clara and Fresno State, nervier of which figure to give Bill Russell and Co. much trouble. Santa Clara, however, had the distinction of being the first school to win a college basketball game in 1956. The Broncos fought off late rally to defeat Loyola of J Orleans 53-50 in the only game played last night. Dayton, unbeaten in nine games and ranked second in the nation faces Duquesne Wednesday nlghl and then comes into Madison Square Garden for a Saturday night game against lona. North aCrolina State, Dixie Classic titleholders on the strength of a surprisingly easy victory over North Carolina 82-60, puts its £ game winning streak on the line against Duke Saturday night. The Wolfpack is rated No. 3 and Duke is No. 8. Here's the way the conferences shape up: Close in SWC Atlantic Coast - North Carolina 8tate is favored but North Carolina is exepcted to make it close. Southern — George Washington has the best record in league anc nonleague action. Furman and WeS' Virginia are expected to give the Chicks Oiling Guns For Marianna Tilt * * * # - » * » * * * * » B Squad, Paps Travel to Dyess Tonight Victory — like love — is a many-splendored thing, and the basketball Chickasaws of Blythcville High haven't tasted of that myriad-splendored thing for exactly 24 days now. Of course they have only played two games in that time but unfortunately they were both important Big Eight affairs. So the Chicks are more than anxious to get winging again tomorrow night when they go against Marianna here in a non- conference tilt. h . s tm back in or their third Big Eight Conference same. The Zebras already have sorted notice they will be one of the teams to licit for the champion- They racked up the Big Eight Colonials trouble. Ivy—No team is undefeated. Yale. Dartmouth and Columbia look best in that order. Southwest — Southern Methodist and Rice are rated one-two. Missouri Valley—Tulsa and Hous. ton appear to have the edge. Houston never has won the league title. Big Seven — Iowa State won the tournament and is favored to cop league crown. Southeastern—Kentucky probably will take a back seat to Vanderbilt and Alabama. Mississippi also is highly rated. Skyline—Montana has best pre- race record. Should get plenty of competition from Brigham Young and Utah. Stanford Undefeated Pacific Coast—Sanford and California look this close. Sanford Is undefeated in six games. Border—Could be anybody's race but New Mexico A&M appears best. And for the record, these were the winners of the holiday tournaments many ( of which wound up on the weekend. New England — Connecticut beat Colby in the finals; Orange Bowl- West Virginia defeated Miami Fla.; Hofstra invitation — Hofstra trimmed Muhlenberg; Maryland Invitation — George Washington beat Michigan State Richmond Invitation — Cincinnati defeated Richmond; Southwest Conference — Southern Methodist downed Rice. Also, Sugar Bowl — Notre Dame beat Utah; All-College Tourney— Tulsa licked Oklahoma City; Gator Bowl—Clemson downed South Carolina; Louisiana invitation—Centenary beat Washington State; Kentucky Invitation — Murray trimmed Western Kentucky; All-American City Tourney.—' Evansville beat Washington and Lee.. —All tiioceedb ut Uiuiairow night's game will be donated to the Polio Fund. Tonight, Coach Randall Prince's B squad and the Papooses of John Koldus travel to Dyess for a pair of games. Both teams suffered setbacks in their last twin outing at Maiden Dec. 15. The B's lost a real heartbreaker in their fray. Leading 25-19 at the half, they fell in an overtime period 43-41. While the Paps, although trailing throughout the game, actually outscored the Maiden Juniors in the last half. They were unable to recover from a poor start however and lost 36-36. The B team has chalked up two wins in five games so far this season and .the Paps are still looking for win No. 1 after four tries. Although last week was officially a school holiday, it was just another week of classes'for the Chickasaws— the basketball kind, as Coach Jimmy Fisher conducted two daily drill sessions. There was much work to be done, the coach pointed out, as the first part of the week was used mainly the Christmas rest period. But this morning Fisher said the players were ni good shape, ready and anxious to get into some real action. From all indications they will get good action, too, from the Marianna five. Not too much, is known about the squad although they were a strong Manila team 68-65 Wednesday night in the NBA tournament at Jonesboro. Their leading point-maker in that game was Barnhart who .totaled 26 points. He will be the player to watch as he also set a new free throw record in NEA tournament play, hitting 18 of 20. The Chicks have another practice slated for this afternoon but Coach Fisher promised the boys it would only be a light workout. "I believe the boys are entitled to a little rest," Fisher said. "They're ready to go right now." The local lads-will be gunning for their fifth win. , They'll be needing the winning habit, too, since they must travel to North Little Rock _ Friday .night Leachville in 'A' Finals JONESBORO — Leachville's Lions were defeated Saturday night in the A Division final of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State College here, falling to Jonesboro 62-55. 6 *• In the first game Monette Bragg City Takes Top Honors In Kennett Meet Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 121, Philadelphia 113 • Rochester 101, New York 92 Fort Wayne 85, St. Louis 68 Syracuse 85, Minneapolis 80 Quarterback Richard Allen of the University of Florida threw four touchdown passes during the 1954 season, but never twice to the same HOLD IT- George King ;3. of Syracuse can't go any higher after this rebound -not while Don Meineke of Rochester has a grip on his hand. Bob Wanzer p (9) of Rochester watches this National Basketball Association Action at Madison Square Garden. Good Weather and Narrow Scores Forecast in Bowls By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press College football reached a frantic crescendo today when eight of the top 11 teams of the land, sporting a handful of All-Americas, met in the four big post-season bowl games. The Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., the granddac'dy of them all, pitted Michigan State against UCLA; the Orange Bowl in Miami sent Oklahoma, the No. 1 team in the country, against Maryland; the Cotton Bowl in Dallas paired Texas Christian against Mississippi, and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans matched Georgia Tech and Pitt. All were down for full radio and television coverage as follows: Rose — 5 p.m. (EST1, NBC radio and TV. Orange — 2 p.m. (EST), CBS radio and tv. Cotton — 2 p.m. (EST), NBC radio and TV. Sugar — 2 p.m. (EST), ABC radio and TV. One Touchdown Favorites All games were figured to be I Close and, in fact, no team was* rated better than a one-touchdown favorite at kickoff time. Michigan State rated one touchdown over UCLA as did Oklahoma over Maryland, Texas Christian over Missis-' ilppi and Georgia Tech over Pitt, j The official weather forecasts were favorable in all four cities. The sun was out everywhere except New Orleans where there was j aome cloudiness. The«_ were two All • Americas at Pasadena — Quarterback Earl M or mil of Michigan State and Guard Jsmcs Brown of UCLA. Only two years «S9, the Spartans whipped the Ulcans in the Rose Bowl Mid fte score since the Big It ^.nd Pacific Const Conference k*tui Uielr licup stands 8-1 for DM MldwM<nr,m, Although both clubs can pass, Coaches Duff Daugherty of Michigan State and Red Sanders of UCLA hoped to turn their running backs loose. Clarence Peaks and Gerry Planutis carry the mail for State while Sam Brown and Bob Davenport handle most of the UCLA running. Long Awaited Game The Oklahoma — Maryland struggle has been awaited a long time—ever since the Sooners upended the Terps, 7-0, in the same bowl two years ago. Oklahoma, the national champion in the final |Associated Press poll, couldn't return last New Year's because of a Big 7 ban on its -hampion playing there two years in a row. Both teams showed identical 10-0 records, but the experts were riding with the Sooners, the best running team in the country—a team which piled up yardage at the fantastic rate of 294.5 yards per contest and 5.12 per play. It remained to be seen whether the vaunted Maryland defense, which has yield-1 ed just 75.9 running yards perl game, will be enough to stop Bud'' Wilkinson's forces. Again, each team showed up with .one All-America, Halfback Tommy McDonald of the Sooners and Center Bob Pellegrini of Maryland. Oklahoma has won 29 games in a row and Maryland h streak; of 15. A turnout of 76,000 was forecast. Texas Christian has All-America Jim Swink to batter the opposing line. It's mainly because of him that TCU ruled the favorite. A crowd of about 75,000 was expected. Ol' Miss has played in three bowl games before this and lost them all. Sellout For Sugar A sellout throng of 82,000 - phis was expected for the Georgia Tech-Pitt battle. Panther Fv.ilback Bobby Grier was the first Negro ever to play in the Sugar Bowl. Gov. Marvin Griffin of Georgia ob- WANTED Good Experienced MECHANIC Good Pay & Working Conditions Se. Hubert Seymore Sullivan Nelson Chevrolet Co. 801 W. Walnut jected to his presence on the field but he was overruled by schoo officials. Tech, trying for its ninth bow victory, is a team equipped with tremendous speed. Pitt has the size and power. Bobby Dodd Ramblin' Wrecks' coach whos< teams have been undefeated in six bowl appearances, admits he wil try to stick to a running game unless the Panthers bottle his op eratives. In other bowl games, Texas Tech opposed Wyoming in the Sun Bow at El Paso, Tex.; Juniata (Pa, went against Missouri Valley in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando Fla., and Prairie View met Ten nessee A-I in the Prairie View Bowl in Houston. Last Saturday, Vanderbilt de feated Auburn, 25-13, in the Gatoi Bowl, the East turned back thi West 29-6 in the Shrine game in San Francisco and the Blue de feated the Gray, 20-19, in the annual North-South all-star clash in Montgomery, Ala. infante here «0-« on Dec. 11, the Chicks' last game. Charles Abbott. Freddy Akers Fred Hodges, Billy Daniels and Bobby Jones are the likely starters for the Chickasaws. Jonesboro Hammers KENNETT — The top - seeded Bragg City Indians took top honors in the boys divisions of the Kennett Invitational Tournament while Hornersville won the girls division. Trophies were, awarded to the first, second and third place teams in both divisions, and to the Wardell girls and the Clarkton boys for outstanding sportsmanship. x Bragg City boys beat second-place Warden 93-69 Saturday night. Bragg City led the Cardinals 4S-38 at the half. High scorers for Bragg City were Howren with 43 and Sales with 27. Warden's high point men were Boren with 22 and Bullock with 20. Hornersville won the: girls division by downing Caruth 52-45. Godsey helped Hornersville's attack with 32 points. Harmon made 24 for Caruth. East Prairie took third place in the boys division by edging past Hplconib 55-53 in a double-overtime period. The score was tied 51-51 at the end of regular play. Thompklns made 21 for East Prairie and Wil liams meshed 15 for Holcomb. Senath squeezed through with a 61-59 victory over Kennett for third in the girls division. Maxwell made 25 for Senath while Darden racked up 52 points for Kennett. Robinsoh's Comeback Stirs Fire By JACK HAND The Associated Press Ray Robinson's return to th middleweight heights appears t have stirred up new fire in the 160- pound class with top contenders re>»dy to fight it out for a crack at the winner of the Robinson-Bobo Olson rematch. Although Robinson talks of going to France to box Charles Humez and plans a summer match with -welterweight Champion Carmen Basilio, the backers of Eduardo Lausse, Rocky Castellani, Tiger Jones and others are clamoring for a shot. Lauss risks his 31-fight winning streak at Madison Square Garden in New York Friday (NBC-radio and TV) against Milo Savage, 30- year-old Salt Lake City veteran of 76 fights. Although Savage .has lost often, he does hold decisions over rugged customers like Holly Mims, Bobby Boyd and Moses Ward and has been stopped only once in his career. Lausse's last two victories were a decision over Gene (Cyclone) Fullmer and a TKO over Johnny Sullivan. Fullmer, beaten only three times in 35 starts, will try to wreck Rocky Castellani of Cleveland, another high flying challenger, in the Wednesday show at Cleveland Arena (ABC-radio and TV). Fullmer, a youngster from West Jordan, Utah, lost his last two to Bobby Boyd and Lausse but he had a 28-fight winning streak until he was outpointed by Gil Turner, April 4. The Monday fights from St. Nicholas Arena in New York (Dumont) continue to stress new faces instead of names by sending Miguel Berries, Puerto Rican busy- grabbed the B Division championship from Valley View in a sudden- death overtime period 67-65.. Jonesboro started hot jumping to » 7-2 lead but cooled off quickly as the Lions pulled ahead 9-8..But the fine Jonesboro five battled back, took the lead and were never lehind again. They led 36-30 at the halfway mark. Caldwell was Jtnesboro's whole show as he was good for 30 points. Miller rimmed 12. Big Norm Ward was, the pace setter for Leachville with 21 tallies and Atkeison contributed 10. . In the opener the Monette Bulfa- oes carne away with the B title She hard way as they were pressec ,nto an overtime session by the Valley View Blazers. Norman Wallace was the Buffalo hero. He was the game's top scor " er and it was his final shot from She keyhole that wrote the. game's finish. Valley View's ace performer was Bob Ryan with 20 big points. Leachville Pus. Jonesboro Carter, .9 P .... Rankin, Atkeison, 10 ... F .. Caldwell, 30 Ward, 21 C Vowell, 4 Thweatt, 9 G . •. • Miller, 12 Thomas, 6 G Johnson Substitutions: Leachville — Durham, B a.i 1 e y , Garrison Jonesboro — Neff 4, Curson Childs 3. Pern/scot State Fishing Lake Plans Still Hot "CARTJTHERSVILLE — Plans ar still being made for that propose state-built fishing lake in Pemisco County, according to Harry Barker president of the Pemiscot Count Wildlife Club. During the past summer, projec were first announced by the Wild life Club. Although the Missouri Conservation Commission at Jefferson City has not appropriated the estimated $30,000 for the project, members of the commission have told Wildlife Club members that it is likely tne money will be appropriated if land can be obtained. A site at Son Rone's Loop in northern Pemiscot County has been selected. Presently, technicalities about leasing some 80 acres of the more than 200 acres of land to the state commission from the St. Francis Levee' District are being ironed out, Barker said. Lawyers are going over the fine points of the law to decide whether the levee district can legally .lease the land which can't be sold. It was reported, however, that this is only a technicality and the land will more than likely be leased. Tigers Scoot To Cooter For Two Games CARCTHERSVTLLE — The Caruthersville Tigers will journey to Cooter for a doubleheader with the Wildcats Tuesday night. Both A and B teams are slated to see action. Friday night of next week, Caruthersville will play host to the A and B Poplar Bluff Mules. Other Pemiscot County games next week; Tuesday — Braggadocio at Hoiland, Bragg City at Campbell, Deer- body, against Pat Marcune, Brooklyn featherweight. Nobody will have to shuffle his ratings after this battle but it has the makings of a good action scrap. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 2 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match Red Roberts, Butch Boyett and the Mad Mexican . Chief Apache, Charley Laye and Joe McCarthy 90 Minute Time IJmit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 50c — Children 15c Three 1-Faff Matches: Roberta vs. Laye loyett vs. McCarthy Apache vs. Mexican SO Minute Time Limit MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1956 BETWEEN- Paul Brown isn't always Infallible ... A half-dozen y«»rs tfO he advised an ambitious halfback on the Browns: "Dont go toto coaching. You haven't got what it takes." ... The kid Just landed one of the major college jobs - Ara Parseghian <rf Northwestern ... Fate Dcpt. — LHt winter Vt» Lladakot "» »hov«d wt of tb» National Football Lc»«rte ta a femi with Jim Trimble .. . Trimble', now out of the !e«*w . . . Ltad.kot'i »et »o com* btck M » line coach with the 4»ers . . . The sports surprise of 1JS6 hi* to be World Series hero Johnny Podre* .... revelling in his tri- Imphs by gulping in the Big City life throughout the winter . . . The Army will take care of any worries the Brooklyn club might haie had about his high lir- ing 9 y V . How's thh for »» off-season lob ^QtDtftKn — Madison (Bun) Nutter of the Baltimore CoIU I* » chewin« to- Johnny Podres baoco salesman . . . Phenomenal Sihugo Green of Duquesne had a lot to do with making a college man of Kansas' fabulous Wilt (The stilt) Chamberlain . . . The two were in. a basketball scrimmage at Kutsher's resort in the fcatskills a couple of summers ago when Wilt was still In high school and seriously thinking of jumping directly into the Na- tional'Basketball Association . . . After watching Si maneuver, Wilt muttered, "I guess I better go to college, there's still something I can learn about this game." ... . A veteran NBA observer: "Willie Naulls of TJCLA is a better pro prospect right now than the University of San Fr»nclsco'» Bill Russell." ... • • • It could be the Dodgers had such an easy time inking Don New. combe because the Brooklyn front office has completely taHen over the big hurler's affairs — financial advice, public relations, etc. . . . Rumor is he'll open a liquor store in the Newark area .... Football's most under-rated forward Is Cleveland's versatile Mlk* McCormack . . . no "All-Star selection — merely the Browns' top offensive lineman at tackle, and their best on defense when inserted at middle guard ... • • • • Versatility also fits Syracuse's Jimmy Brown, now starring in basketball ... a possible decathlon man in the Olympics ... and a prospective football All-America next fall ... It was after 'he'd returned a Holy Cross punt for an official 56 yards, but actually zigzagging 150 yards, that winded official Len Dobbins appealed to him, "Take it easy on us, Jim. Run straight." ... Ed Pope's Football Greatest Coaches, Just out a few months, has already exceeded the sales mark of any football book . . . • • • • From the Hot Stove: Freddie Hutcliinson investing heavily in Sarasota, Fla., real estate . . . Bobby Thomson now working for that Newark, N. J., clothier who had Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, et al, on his sales staff . . '. Brooklyn front office worried about the sale of tickets for the '56 Jersey City venture: "This ain't Milwaukee, kid." Between you'n'me, look for a rash of suits by other pro golfers In the wake of Ben Hogan's legal action against a book company . . . Ed Furgol has been In a huddle with lawyers, with DouiJord threatening to Join the cavalcade ; . . Mashburn Wins Sugar Award NEW ORLEANS {/Pi— J. W. Mashburn, Oklahoma A&M ace, holds the most valuable athlete award of the Sugar Bowl track meet for the second straight year. Mashburn was voted • the honor yesterday after he set a new record for the 400 meter run and anchored the winning 1600 meter relay team. Mashburn ran the 400 meters in 47.1 seconds, cutting 1.1 seconds from the meet record set in 1931 by John Voight of Oklahoma A&M. He inherited a 10-yard deficit and won by more than 5 to give his team the 1600 meter relay- crown with a time of 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Other winners were Ed Roberts of Oklahoma A&M in the 110-meter high hurdles, Jim Bailey of Oregon in the 1500 meter run, Texas' four- man team in the 400- meter relay, and Hollis Gainey of Texas in tiie 100-meter run. ing at Steele. Thursday — Wardell at Holland Hayti at Bragg City. Friday—Cooter at Deering. Senath at Steele, Ross at Braggadocio. Six Man Bout Is Feature Of Mat Card It will be six man tag wrestling again tonight in the feature bout of the American Legion's weekly Memorial Auditorium wrestling card. Big Red Roberts and Butch Boyett, a couple of holdovers from last week's special card, are slated to team with Chico Cortez, the Mad Mexican, as one. of the two three man teams.' Opposing them will be three veteran heavies who know their way around a wrestling ring. Chief Apache, Charley Laye and Joe McCarthy. Monday night's bout is expected to be a replica of last week's match which turned into a near,riot. Roberts and Boyett are two of the toughest men ever to crawl in the local ring and their toughness should be a perfect match for -the madhouse antics of Cortez. In addition to the main event, three one fall preliminary bouts are on the card with Roberts meeting Laye, Boyett taking on McCarthy and Cortez meeting Apache. 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 gits outside most' of the winter. Be wise — protect your investment. It's not too tele for that winterizing job. Oil and grease need to be changed and chances are you will need to add a little anti-freeze. Best time to take care of it is right now. P.S. — Don't forget we'ye got expert mechanics to take care of all your car problems, large or •mall. • ' PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway Phone 3-4453

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