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SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Chicks, Leachville in NEA Finals Tonight Tribe Nips Rector 67-49; Jonesboro Beaten by Lions JONESBORO — It'll be an all Mississippi County affair in the finals of the Northeast Arkansas invitational tournament's A Division at Arkansas State College here tonight as Leachville and Blytheville clash for the tournament championship at 9 p.m. .Blytheville and Leachville moved into the final^ of the A division with semi-final' victories yesterday and last night. yesterday afternoon Blytheville's undefeated Chicks hung up a far from brilliant 67-49 victory over a scrappy Rector team in the first semi-final game of the A division. Then last night Leachville, looking like a champion team, clobbered Jonesboro's defending champions by an 83-68 count. In the tournament's B division Nettletpn, the pre-tournament favorite, is scheduled to meet Valley View at 7 o'clock for the B championship. Valley View moved into the finals yesterday afternoon with a 6760 decision over the Dyess Eagles Parma Hands Wardell Loss Burnett Scores 42 But Team Beaten 74-63 WARDELL — For the first time this season Wardell suffered two losses In a row last night when Parma finished with a 74-63 decision in a, game played at Parma. Thursday night Wardell dropped > decision to Bragg City. Last night's loss AVas Warden's fourth of the season. Jerry Burnett scored 42 points to lead Warden's scoring while Greenwood led Parma with 16. In a preliminary game Warden's B team defeated Parma 56-47. Parma Pos. Oliver 11 F Goforth 12 F Greenwood 16 C Stevens 10 O Knight 23 G Wardell 42 Burnett 7 Redman 5 Jerrolds 2 Bullock 4 McPherson Substitutions: Parma — Borden 2. Wardell — C. Redman 1, Cain 2. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PItESS Buffalo Univ 83, Colgate 70 Springfield (Mass), 86, New Hampshire 55 St. Johns (Bkn) 80, St. Francis (Bkn) 71 Georgia 90. Miss State 75 South Cnrolina 112. Neberry 63 Davidson 87, The Citadel 66 Washington (St. Louis) 8.6, Missouri Mines 63 Okla Baptist 56, Northwestern Okla 46 Central Okla 110, Northeastern Oltla 85 Ottawa (Kan) 62, Bethel (Newton. Kan) 56 Central Missouri 86. Drury 73 Baker (Kani 69, Friends (Kan) 64 - ! Kirksville (Mo) 71, Warrensburg j (Mo) 63 | Kansas Wesleyan 85, Bethany (Kan) 64 Southwestern Okla 77, East Central Okla 76 Ohio Univ 97, Western Michigan 84 while Nettleton whipped Mt. Pleasant 58-43 last night. Abbott Comes Through Blytheville's decision over Rector was a shaky affair until the Chicks started hitting In the fourth quarter. The Chicks called on forward Charles (Bug) Abbott to break the game loose In the fourth quarter after holding only a slim margin most of the way. Holding a 48-83 lead midway la the fourth, Abbott hit a couple of jump shots from back of the free throw line to set the Chicks off. Taking advantage of numerous Rector fouls, the chicks pulled steadily ahead until the closing minutes when they froze out the game to protect their lead. Galyean of Rector carted off high point honors with 15 but he was closely followed by the Chicks' sharp shooting guard Bobby Jones, who sank 14 points. Langston and Hodges each got 10 points while Akers got 9 and Abbott 6. 8th In A Row The victory was the eighth in a row for the Chicks, who haven't tasted defeat this year. But this record will be in extreme danger In tonight's finals. Leachville proved itself of championship calibre when the Lions made Jonesboro's defending champions look like chumps. / The Lions jumped off to an early lead, built it up to a 23-18 margin at the end of the first eight minutes and then outscored the Hurricane the rest of the way. New Free Throw Record The Lions' accuracy at the free throw line was a big factor in their victory. Leachville scored 49 points from the charity line to' set a new tournament record. Jonesboro also set a new tourna' rnent record but It isn't one that is too desirable. Tne Hurricane committed 38 personal fouls during the game to' establish the new mark. Billy Ray, the Lions' dandy little ball handler and sharpshooter, walked off with high point honors by pushing 27 points through the nets. Bui he was followed closely by Jonesboro's Abernathy with 24. Lcarhvlllc Rauls 13 Blocker 18 Ward 15 Ray 27 Thweatt 8 Pos. F P C G G Jonesboro 4 Rankin 24 Abernathy 10 Hanshaw 12 Riggs 2 Caldwell Substitutions: Leachville — Carter 1, Bailey, Atkeison 1. Jonesboro — Gil-sham, Osborn 5, Shelton. Mnthes 5, Johnson 6 Blytheville Langston 10 Abbott 6 Hndges 10 Jones 14 ikcrs 9 Substitutions I'us. P P C G O Hector Lawrence U. A. Prexy Has 'No Doubt' Wyatt Wi// Resign; Successor Sought SHAWNEE'S BOYS — Shown here is the 1955 edition of the Shawnee Indians, who, after a slow start, have shown signs of improvement as the season enters its final months. Members of the team are: front row, left to right — Jerry Hill, Albert Starling, Jimmy Bennett, David Starling and Coach R. C. Trussell. Second row — Jerry Stacks, Stanley Terry, Jim Dean, Billy LaPorge and Billy Brooks, Returnof Kentucky Highlights FullScaleCageActionTonight By ED COR RIG AN The Associated Press After watching various pretenders to its' throne batter each other the past week, the University of Kentucky steps on the basketball court tonight after seven days of leisure. Adolph Rupp's Wildcats, unbeaten all last season and showing a 7-0 record for the present campaign headline a full schedule in which every conference in the country sends Manila Teams Win and Lose Senior Boys Get 64-50 Victory Over Trumann; Juniors Lose MANILA—Trumann and Manila dividetl a pair of basketball games at Trumann last night with Manila's senior boys winning and junior boys losing. In the first game Trumann's juniors took a 34-27 decision from the junior Lions. In the nightcap, Manila's Lions staged a strong fourth quarter finish to emerge victorious by a 64-50 count. At the end of three periods o! play Manila held a shaky 42-39 margin but came. to life in the fourth to garner a safe lead. Junior Game Trumann Pos. Manila Thompson (2) P Dyer Heatlrick (2) P (3) Hicks W. Staggs (4) C (8) Benson Hobbtos (20) O (5; Simpson Dunganim (4) G (5) Scott Substitutions: Trumann — Wilcoxson. Carr t2), Manila — Jolliff (6), Edwards. Senior Gam« Trumann Pos. Manila Kuftoff (8) P (4) Hatcher Mccarty ( lOj F (2) Veach Suiter (9) C (8) Shedd Tipton (3) G (-19) Wagner Richards (11) G (3) Isaacs Substitutions: Trumann — Dillard (2), Teague (7), Cash. Manila —Meacham (8), Rodgers (13), Davis (7), Meeting of Athletic Committees Called; Coach Due Home Sunday LITTLE ROCK (AP) — University of Arkansas President John T. Caldwell is the most prominent of informed sourcei who think it's a foregone conclusion Razorback football coach Bowden Wyatt will resign to take the head coaching job at Tennessee. most of its teams into action. Kentucky entertains Georgia Tech at Lexington in a Southeastern Conference game. Duquesne. currently the top independent and No. 2 to Kentucky in this week's Associated Press poll figures to roll on to its ninth victory of the season when it takes on little St. Francis of Loretto, Pa. On the Pacific Coast, where most of the action centered last night, Southern California, seeking Caruthersville Golden Gloves Bouts Protested Its second straight league championship plays California for the second night in a row. Last night the Trojans won 63-56. Oregon State, the Northern Division w-in- ner last year, whipped Washington State, 70-58, and has another date with the same outfit tonight. Idaho Beaten .In other.PCC games last night, Washington turned back Idaho. 8253, and Stanford overcame UCLA 61-56. New York University and Notre Dame, which not long ago attracted packed galleries in New York's 5 Bishop Blytheville — Cobb 5, Bratcher, Stanley 1. Edgmon 9, Hyde 3. Rector — Ford 6, Frcsson 2, Thrasher 4, Landis. By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Jack Douglas, of the American j Madison square Garden have their 'Lesion Posl of Senath, Mo., and chairman of the Legion's i annual date in the big arena, but i ~ - - "- -- ;--* *„„*„,) 4i,~ f : nf ,^; nnc ;« Thursday it won't be like the old days. NYU no longer is a power and the Irish show a mediocre 5-4 record. The Big Ten will show a nation- IHUIlUlall "-n-k " •-.«- . . . . _,. ~ , 10 SinkQ| Golden Gloves project, protested the decisions in Thursday Hayti Wins Two At Braggadocio HAYTI — Hayti look two games from Braggadocio In Braggadocio night's Golden Gloves bouts here. His protest was in the form of having the Senath boxers walk out the loc.il matches after only four fights had been completed. Charlie Crow and Kid Pritchard, both of Caruthersville. 1 ally televised game when Wiscon- Decisions in the matches . were; sm meets Michigan Stale at East ui nemo "«- —-«• 1—.— j —' follows: { Lansing. Mich. Indiana, still hop- Douplas stated that he protested j Curtis Jackson, 108-pounder the officials' decisions which gave | Caruthersville. Won an unanimoi last night. The A team won three ol the four matches to Caruthersville boxers. Al Lawrence, secretary-treasurer of the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors local Oolden Gloves competition. 'There'll of ing to pull itself to a third straight j ous I title, goes against Illinois, while | decision over Lefty Williams. 108- Ohio State sends Robin Freeman 55-38 I made this loni comment. pounder of Senath. The match was in the sub-novice division and the flyweight class. Roy Smith, 155-pound Caruthersville Negro, scored a TKO over leading scorer with per game, against Texas Tech 83, New Mexico A & M 54 Arkansas A & M 72, Arkansas; iit Steele College 71 Stanford 61, UCLA 56 B team was victorious I be more boxing Friday night." I Because of the walk out, the i Jaycees offered to refund the mon- and the 50-31. Tuesday night Hayti plays Steele Southern California 63, California 56 Washington 82. Idaho 53 Oregon State 70, Washington State 58 Idaho State 78, Montana Slate 72 Hayti Hawkins 23 Dowdy II Patterson 6 Richardson 4 Golden 4 A Game Pos. F F Braggadocio 4 Bruton 10 Grinstead 2 Crain 6 Scott 16 Geyridn Substitutions: Hayti—Huffman 7. ey of patrons. No Comment Joe Lewis, chief inspector in Southeast Missouri for the State Athletic Commission, had no comment except, "The judges and the referee are the ones on the job'.' The officials were Referee Dale Williams ol Hayti, and Judges Sports Roundup— Wyatt Isn't Eager for Vols' Job I Gerald Holt, 155, of Senath, in the I second round of their novice light heavyweight bout. Lcamon Joe. 143-pound local Negro, lost ft split decision to Charles Anderson, 138. of Senath. That match was In the welterweight and novice group. Robert Johnson, 148-pound Caruthersville Negro, won a split decision over Alton Bush. Bush also weighs 148 and Is from Senath. It was a llghtheavy weight novice bout. Joe Lewis, athletic commission inspector from Poplar Bluff, also served as time keeper. Dr. W. R. McCoy of Caruthersville was the attending physician and Harry Kuz" Morcland of Caruthersville was the ring announcer. By C.AYLE TAI.BOT NEW YORK an— Tennessee's athletic department appears to have made the largest mistake of the .season by assuming, blandly, that Bowden Wyntt would come running back to conch his Mma mater's football forces at the crook of Gen. Bob Ncyland's finger. Arkansas, apparently scenting that its popular conch was about to receive such a summons from tho Volunteers' athletic director, plied Wyntt with such lavish Inducements to remain and tutor the Rnzorbncks—n new car, salary rnlse, etc—that he now finds it virtually Impossible to tear himself awny. J Y«*rt at 115,00* The latest report Is that the general has offered Wyatt a three- ycnr contract at $15,000 per annum to como home and work the snme magic on the Vols that pill Ijjc Rnzorbncks In the recent Cot- Con Bowl nt Dnllns. If he finally fnlls to get Wyntt, Neylnnd mny return reluctantly to active coaching, from which he retired two years ago. Ncylnnd and Wyatt conferred here several hours yesterday but didn't revenl the outcome of their discussions, There Is nn tinder.ilandnble re- luctnnce on the pnrt of successful yiiiing condics to nccepi jobs nt Mtaoofc whew nthlctlo directors coached them. This necessarily l-.nve anything to do with the present case—just an observation. Learned Eurly Lewis Hoad, the Australian Davis Cupper, has learned at an early age what it Is to be a hero one day, a bum the next. A year ngo Harry Hopmnn. captnin of thr> Aussie team, milked young Lewis No. 1 among the world's tennis .stars. In his new list Harry drops Ihe brilliant kid clear down to No. 7, below such indifferent veterans as Jaroslnv Drobny and Budge Putty. ncau Jack Coming Back The saddest Hem of the sports week came out of Columbin, S.C.. saying thnt a boxer named Beau Jack had been, pnssed as physically fit by an examining board was nil set to begin a comeback after nearly four years of idleness. There have been few ereater athletic tragedies thnn that of the smiling, willing little Negro fighter who came out of Augusta, Gn., in 1940 to battle his wny to the top of the lightweight division during the war years and then, after piling up riches for others, fall bnck again Into obscurity. He is said to be riend broke now. Though Beau fought three title bouts nnd drew many n big-money crowd, he never got to spend much of what he won with his busy fists and wound up with nothing. There never has been n really satisfactory explanation of where the money went. ANNOUNCEMENT I would like (o extend an Invilalion to all my Friends nnd old Customers to visit m« in my new location .... WEST END 2020 W. Main Phone 3-9785 SERVICE STA. Sincerely, Pal Greer the nation's 34.6 points Michigan. All Eyes on Dartmouth In the Ivy League all eyes are on Dartmouth, a club which probably has surprised itself by going undefeated In eight games. Coach Dell Loses Two To Marked Tree Boys Suffer 55-48 Setback while Girls Are Losing 50-47 DELL—Marked Tree's boys ar girls won two games from Dell nere last night. . In the opening game the Squaws of Marked Tree defeated Dell's sextet 50-47. Garrison of Marked Tree v.as high for the night with 24 points but close behind was Richardson of Dell with 23. In the boys game the Indians of Marked Tree whipped the Blue Devils 55-48. Scott of Marked Tree and Johnston of Dell tied for high scoring honors with 18 points each. Girls Game Dell P'»s. Marked Tree Shelton (3) F (241 Garrison Whistle 121) P (19) M. Hulcy Rich'son 123) F (7) Capooth Buck G Bryan Peterson G Spears Tate G Wallln Substitutions: Dell — Hubbard, Garrett, Sigman. Marked Tree — Scott, Duvall, H. Hulcy. Boys Game Dell Pos. Marked Tree P P C G a Wyatt is scheduled to arrive at the Arkansas campus in Payette- vllle by train from New York early Sunday morning. Caldwell said here last night that he has called a meeting of two school athletic committees for Sunday afternoon to discuss a possible accessor. "There would be no point In wasting time fretting or fussing," Dr. Caldwell declared, adding that he has "no doubt" Wyatt will resign. Conferred With Neyland Observers also pointed out that if Wyatt planned to stay at Arkansas, he probably would have announced his decision in New York last night after he conferred with Tennessee Athletic Director Bob Neyland. Wyatt who coached Arkansas to an 8-2 record this season and a spot In the Cotton Bowl where the Razorbacks lost 14-7 to Georgia Tech, has been rumored as Neyland's top choice for the Tennessee job ever since Harvey Robinson was fired after a poor season. A former All-America end for Tennessee and a native of Knoxville where the Vol campus is located, Wyatt came to Arkansas two seasons ago from the head coaching job at Wyoming. His salary was upped from S12,- 000 to S15.000 a year recently, with three more years of a five-year contract to run. One sports writer close to Wyatt has, said he doesn't think he would take the Vol position for less than a five-year contract and higher pay. Meanwhile, another Tennessee graduate, Texas Tech's highly successful head coach DeWitt Weaver, tops the list of those mentioned as possible successor to Wyatt at Arkansas. Another prospect Deke Brackett, and assistant to Ret Sanders at UCLA who served as an Arkansas assistant from 1946 through 1949 when the present Razorback athletic director, John Barnhill, was head coach. President Caldwell said h« hoc called a joint meeting of Arkansas' faculty athletic comittee and th« athletic committee of the school'! board of trustees for Sunday afternoon here. Under Southwest Conference rules, final say on choice of a successor rests with the eight-man 'acuity committee. It is headed by Dr. Delbert Swartz, biology pro- lessor who attended the NCAA convention in New York with Wyatt, Athletic Director Barnhill and Arkansas line coach Dick Hltt. They are scheduled to arrive by train in Fayetteville at i a.m. Sunday. Price (18) Scott (5) Perkins (12) Smith (8) Watson Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Mndison Square Garden)— Floyd Patterson, 166, New York, stopped Willie Troy, 162, Washington, 5 Philadelphia — Charley Cum mlngs, 136, Philadelphia, outpoint- Johnston (18) Stamey (4) Peeples (2) Minyard t!2) Cook (6) Substitutions: Dell — Naney. B Al Julian will use four sophomores P'S™. Rhoads (4). Gulp <2KMark- nqainst Cornell, unbeaten in three ed Tree - Young .3), S an (1), league games. Penn. the league , Benham. Patrick. C. Perkins. favorite, plays Princeton. I _ Missouri, the heir apparent <° LupDEnO fO Get the Big Seven throne, is host to j • • Nebraska in the top game, while | Mplcnn in the Atlantic Coast Conference, l ^*»"^ wl1 surprising Maryland, battles Clemson. In the Southwest Conference, Arkansas at Texas A nnd M. Rice at Southern Methodist and Texas at Baylor (favorite Texas Christian is idle). And In the Missouri Valley, veteran - laden Wichitn plays Houston while Detroit battles Oklahoma A&M. In other major games last night: Georgia clubbed Mississippi State 90-75. Florida State whipped Florida Southern 73-69, South Cnro- lina ran up a 112-63 vlciory over Newberry, Hofstrn routed Gettysburg 79-64, Washington of St. Louis topped Missouri Mines 86-63, Ohio University outscored Western Michigan 97-84, Middlebury edged Hamilton 57-54, Buffalo University upset Colgate 83-70 and St. John's ed Irish Jimmy Armstrong, Philadelphia, 8. 133, ol Brooklyn turned back St. Francis of Brooklyn 80-71. BOSTON (fl — Art Luppino. the University of Arizona's record- breaking sophomore halfback from La .Jolla. Calif., will receive the Nils (Swede) Nelson Sportsmanship award tonight for an incident during the 1954 football season. Luppino, who set n national one- year collegiate scoring mark of 166 points last season, was selected for the honor for a gesture that averted possible severance of athletic relations between Arizona and Texas Tech. A Texns Tech player threw a block on Luppino after the whistle had sounded and the Arizona fans became aroused at what they thought was dirty football. Later Luppino resolved the situation by Inking the blnme. explnining that. Another Six Man Bout for Mat Feature Another six-man tag match has been lined up to headline Monday nieht's wrestling card. And Promoter Mike Meroney has lined up six of his top flight heavyweights to square off in the main event bout of the American Lecion's show at Memorial Auditorium. Scheduled to team for the event are Don McGee, Don Fields and Jack Moody. They'll make up one half of the card with Eddie Malone, Butch 1 Boyett and Walter Sirois composing the other half. This is the fourth straight week that a six man card has headlined the match. Two of the three previous matches turned out to be wild and wooly affairs with free-for-alls the order of the night. Last Monday night, the six man bout had to be called off when fog on the Mississippi River prevented five of the participants from reaching Blytheville. Monday night's bout should be an interesting affair with a long standing feud between Moody and Malone highlighting the action. Moody and Malone have been ring enemies for a number of years and everytime they get together there is always fun for all. In addition to the main event, three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card. Caruthersville Loses 2 Games Poplar Bluff A and B Teams Grab Both Ends of Twin Bill POPLAR BLUPP — Caruthers- vllle's Tigers lost both ends of » doubleheader with the Poplar Bluff Mules here last night The Mules won the A game 65-51 and Poplar Bluff defeated Caruthersville 47-30 in the B game. Cradic was high for Poplar Bluff with 14 points while Darnel! hit 1> for the Tigers' high point honors. Poplar Bluff got an early lead and worked it to a 31-22 margin at halftime. Not playing in the game was Caruthersville's Jerry McClanahan who quit the team during Wednesday ajternoon's practice session after scoring only six points In the Warden game Tuesday. Gray High Gray was high in the B game with 22 of the Mules' points. Clayton was hieh for Caruthersville with 14. Although the first quarter was close and low scoring, the Mules made up for It in the second period to grab a 23-15 lead at halftime. A Game Pos. P P C G Caruthersville Origory 3 L. Cook 11 Willis 5 Bartholomew 4 Darnell 13 Substitutions: Poplar Bluff 15 Cradio 10 Stllley 8 Kimberlin 8 Harris 11 Hunt , Caruthersville Jones 6. Abernathy 5, Cook 4. Poplar Bluff — Taylor 4, Godwin 4. 'Emery 2, Pillow Abington, Hall. B Game Caruthersville Edgerton 12 Green 4 Patterson G. Cook Clayton 14 Substitutions: Pos. P P C G G 2, Thacker, Poplar Bluff 22 Gray Baldwin 11 Laton 4 King 3 Cox „. Caruthersville — Southern 4, White 2. Poplar Bluff — Niswonger 7. It was my fault alert" for not being Harrison Juniors Win Two Games Harrison High's junior boys and girls won victories over Luxora teams at the Harrison gym last night. The boys were victorious by a 19-16 score and the girls won 25-6. Tonight Harrison's senior teams play Newport nt Newport nnd Monday night they meet Mannssa High of Memphis at the Harrison Gym. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 10 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e Giant 6 Man Tag Match Don McGee Don Fields Jack Moody Eddie Malone VS. Butch B °y e " Walter Sirois .90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 out of 3 Falls Also 3 One Fall Matches 30 MinuU time limit Caruthersville Teams in Action CARUTHERSVILLE — In fifth. sixth and seventh grade basketball competition at the high school gymnasium Thursday night, teams two and five were the victors. Two edged out team four by a 7-6 score. C. Mehrle led the way for two by scoring five points. Five beat team three 12-8. Dowell was high for five with six points while Cook led three With four points. The youngsters will again battl» at 6:30 Monday evening. They are coached by Joe Parkinson, the high school's head basketball coach. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee 35, New York 75 There were J3 seniors and 11 sophomores on the 1954 North Carolinn football squad. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb &Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groctrlei 2-2043 Call In w* Deliver Come In 1044 Chick

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