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January 12, 1955

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1955 BLYTHEVrLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEW8 PAGE NINB Sport < Brevities By BIH BeaH Congratulations to Dyess' 6:6 Joe Gray on his breaking all existing records in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tourney held annually at Arkansas State College. The towering lad tossed In 54 counters to break his own record of 38 which was set the previous day. . . . Looks as though Coach Pam Parks of Dye* has come up with another top-notch boy, and already there are several schools interested, among them Arkansas, Murray State and Vanderbllt. The departure of Bowden Wyatt from Arkansas to the University of Tennessee came about as expected and in this area there was not as much as expected. The big question now is his replacement and thus far the number one name in the spotlight is Dcwitt Weaver of Texas Tech. Weaver Is a T formation coach although he was drilled in the singlewlng offensive at Tennessee under General Bob Neyland, but It would be unLlkely he would thange to the singlewing. Other football names we predict will corns forth in the search for Wyatt's replacement are: Murray Warmath of Minnesota, Ralph Hatley ol Memphis State, Wilson Mathews of Little Rock. Frosty England of Toledo University, Billy "Spook ' Murphy, backfield coach of Minnesota and a high school performer in Arkansas, Paul "Benr" Bryant and Jim Benton, out of coaching'now but undoubtedly .ready la accept if the job is offered. This list does not mean all these coaches are outstanding possibilities but that their names will appear in the sports pages while the search for a replacement is taking place. Thi* column offers congratulations to Huss Mosley and his Bly- thevllle Chickasaws for their attempt to get Into the Big Seven Conference and hope the transfer from their present AA classification to AAA classification is made. The Northeast Arkansas football power certainly deserves the opportunity to play in the Big Seven and would then give the winner of the N30n- ference a more valid championship for year in and year out the Chicks should hold their own In tne Big Seven, and when a team is declared the champion of that i-onfer- ence it would have more authority to make its claim as the best football team in Arkansas since they would have to eliminate the Chickasaws from the running. This is something that has not had to take place in the past. Osccola High School's annual Golden Gloves Tournament for Northeast. Arkansas competitors is getting underway next Monday night with the first bout scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The event nas always been one of many thrills and according to officials of the tourney this year's tournament should be no exception as indications are the boxers will come from every town and nook in this entire section. Winners of the matches In Osceola are sent to Memphis to compete In the Mid-South Tourney. Georgia Tech's uiiset.win over thi- University of Kentucky basket'.iall team Saturday night should ndd plenty of incentive to the Class B team.-, in Mississippi County in Here's Some Good Argument Against Debated Bonus Rule By ED WILKS The Asiociated Press People yelling fou! over college basketball's free throw rule have something to argue iboui today. The winners in six major contests last night scored fewer — or at best, one more — field goals than the losers. Duke, Yale, Wake Forest, Nebraska, Oklahoma A&M and Niagara all won without a clear-cut verdict from the field. Duke defeated Clemson 75-66, but had only a 25-24 field goal edge; Yale picked up its first victory of the season 73-63 over Brown, but was outscored 26-25 from the field; Wake Forest topped Seton Hall 71-63, but trailed the Pirates 23-21 In field goals; Nebraska surprised Kansas State 69-59 with a mere 21-20 field goal edge, and Niagara beat Canisius 68-64, although outshot 24-20. Free Throws Difference But the biggest talking point for those protesting the rule was the Aggie-Wichita game. The Cowpokes and Wichita were even-up with 13 field goals apiece—yet the Aggies awon it in a waltz by 16 points. 69-53. Oklahoma A&M, defending champ in the Missouri Valley, wrapped up tho upset of the Shockers, previously unbeaten in ' the conference, with 43 free throws. The Aggies' high scorer, Mack Carter, had 16 points— all on foul shots. Further Argument The present collegiate foul rule grants a 1-and-l stipulation (the shooter gets a second' shot if he makes his first on fouls not resulting during a field goal attempt) and awards an automatic pair of free throws lor fouls during the final three minutes. In all, the six games cited totaled 255 field goals — but the winners claimed only 125 of them. Even where tUe Held goal allotment was 'in more orthodox alignment, the extra free throws popped up to send scores bursting past the 100-point mark. North Carolina State, No. 2 team in this week's Associated Press poll, ran up a 105-81 victory over high-scoring Furman. . St. Louis' Billlkens aet a school record with a 102-82 triumph over Drake, despite Willie Cerf's 31 points. Westminster (Pa.) nit 50 percent of Its shots to whip West Virginia 102-80—highest score ever against the Mountaineers at home. And Rhode Island made it iOT-75 over New Hampshire in a Yankee Conference game. One scoring record was missed. Texas Christian's Dick O'Neal had 40 points with four minutes remaining, but Texas went into a freeze to protect ex-Longliorn Slater Martin's one-game Southwest Conference mark of 49 and O'Neal wound up with only 42. TCU won it -79-64. O'Neal, a sophomore, did break his own Southwest free throw record, however, with 18. Sports Roundup— Floyd Patterson Had Better Hurry By GAYLE TALBOT he swept the 165-pound champion- Siade. The fact that he was able NEW YORK (/B — It behooves pjdw i wnr*. i/n — 11 ucuuuvtra —• ' Floyd Patterson to begin putting at Helsinki. on some solid weight pretty soo now if the dazzling young boxe from Brooklyn is to live up to th gaudy promises of those who hav been saying for the past several He still has a lot of time to grow, that he can't miss winning sure, and the family record shows that the Pattersons become large ,, „ , , „..,_.. ,,,n,t,n*>n men, as a rule. But it still is high ', Mne p W ounds e me" other'nTht "me that Fioyd began making his v - . move if he's ever to belong in the champion as swift puncher r^r^^r'r=med with the- 19-1 Vecord has yet 1 weighed was 170'/ 2 for his victory over Joe Gannon last Oct. 22. A month later he hit 169'A for his surprisingly easy triumph over the veteran light heavyweight Jimime the heavyweight title. The "new Joe Louis" weighed only 166 pounds the other night when he bombed middleweight Willie Troy into submission befori a national audience. While it wa a very impressive performance in every respect, the fact remained that Patterson was righting at only a little more than he scaled whei (heir plight to pull the same sort of upset against Dyess when the County Tournament wells around in the latter part of February. Certainly Tech's pre-game of pulling 'such a win (and particularly at Lexington) was practically nil which is about the same, pre-lour- ney indications of someone upsetting Tom Park's applecart out Dyess way. It can be done l jMt it :s a tough assignment but one can always keep in mind Georgia Tech'r, upset win. LI. "Bo" Coppedge, former Blytheville football star and now the Pebe Coach at the Naval Aoademy is expected in Osceola in the near future to talk with Wade Rodgers. the Seminole quarterback, on attending the Academy. Jess Ncely. Rice football mentor, visited with Rodgers before Christmas and there is a good chance the outstanding quarterback will attend the Houston school. They re Coming Thru Now! Regular Shipments are Now being received on The 1955 OLD5MOBILE Rocket '88' and '98' We can now Make Immediate delivery * * YOU CAN'T * * TOP US When it comes to trading! Joe Warren & Cecil Connell Will Not be out-traded! • Drive The Finest Car Made • Make The Best Trade both at Horner-Wilson Motor Co., Inc "Your Oldsmobile Dealer" 317 E. Main Ph. 2-2056 ships in the 1952 Olympic Games Slow Progress That strikes (his corner as slow progress in the weight department, even if the lad has just turned 20. ring with such Rocky Marciano. The highest the to shed four pounds for Troy and come in strong does not suggest that the 170 figure represented all bone and sinew, Louis Was Big Man The Joe Louis to whom Patter son is being compared was a big man to begin with. At 20 he weighed some 15 pounds more than Patterson does at the same stage, and he went steadily up from there to the 200-pound class. It also is interesting to note that before he celebrated his 22nd birthday Louis had stopped such men as Max Baer, Primo Camera and Paulino Uzcuden. By comparison, the youthful phe- from Brooklyn finds himself in an awkward spot. He's too big Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yale 73, Brown 63 Syracuse 91, Pitt 85 Wake Forest 11, Seton Hall 63. Connecticut 84, Boston Univ 75 Rhode Island 107, New Hampshire 75 Niagara 68, Canisius M N. C. State 105, Purman 81 Duke 75, Clemson 66 North Carolina 96, Virginia 87 Southwestern (Memphis) 82, Arcansas State 78 Oklahoma A&M 69, Wichita 53 Nebraska 69, Kansas State 59 St. Louis 102, Drake 82 Springlield (Mo) 84, Maryvllle (Mo) 66 . William Jewell 86, Drury 82 Concordia (St. Louis) 77, Oreen- ville (111) 71 Bethany (Kan) 81, McPherson 73 Rockhurst 71, Missouri Valley 69 Ottawa (Kan) 74, Friends (Wichita) 65 College of Emporia 61, Baker (Kan) 59 Missouri Central 62, Westminster (Mo) 54 Texas Christian 79, Texas 64 Southern Methodist 93, Texas A&M 69 Arkansas Tech 105. Ouachita 86 Arkansas College 86, Arkansas Tchrs 83 Arkansas A&M 77, Henderson 74 Oregon 76, Washington State 63 Brooklyn Lament-'Spooner Should Have Come Sooner Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Richmond, Calif. — Willie Bean, 213, Los Angeles, outpointed Howard King, 186, Reno, 12. Seattle — Eddie Cotton, 171, Seattle, awarded decision over Frankie Daniels, 178, Bakersfield, Calif. Cotton unable to continue after two low blows by Daniels in fifth round. Trenton, N. J. — Joe Rowan 180, Phoenixville, Pa., outpointed Carleton Moore, 186, Camden, N. J., 8. The American cowling Congress tournament will be held March 26- June 4, 1955 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Port Wayne, Ind. Which considerable money can be made, and he's not yet nearly experienced .enough to mess with the likes of Archie Moore, the ruler of the 175-pounders. He's got to pull himself up to that table and start eating heavy if he's ever to reach the high income brackets By JOE BEICHLKR NEW YORK '(AP) — Remember this couplet that became almost a lament in Brooklyn last September? "Just one trouble with Karl "They s h o u 1 d a had him sooner." Spooner is the young man who istouhded the baseball world by itriking out 27 Giants and Pirates within five days for two consecu- Ive shutout victories following his promotion from Fort Worth to the Dodgers last September. The 23-year-old southpaw will be out to prove he's no flash in the >an when he reports to the Dodgers' Vero Beach, Fla., training camp along with 17 other rookies on March 1. All veteran observers agree that Spooner is a top pitching prospect. Record Proves It One look at tne kid's record at Fort Worth, let alone his brief stay with the Dodgers, is enough ;o prove that Karl has the equipment. Despite a knee injury which sidelined him for a month, Spooner won 21 while losing nine and struck out 262 batters in 283 innings to easily pace all Texas League pitchers. Had he not suffered the injury, Spooner prob ably would have threatened Dizzy Teen's 1931 mark of 330 strikeouts. Young Karl is not the only bright rookie prospect on the Dodger roster. The list includes nine players who were named to all-star teams n their respective leagues. All-Star Honors Chico Fernandez, the flashy Montreal shortstop and Charley Neal, the St. Paul second baseman, who may form a Brooklyn keystone combination in the near future, won all-star honors as did Ken Lehman, an 18-game winner at Montreal; Bob Darnell, 12-game winner at St. Paul; Bert Hamric, .350 hitting outfielder at St. Paul; Norm Larker, .326 hitting first baseman at Mobile; southpaw Chuck TempJeton (9-2> at Union City; Spooner and Joe Pignatore, Brooklyn-born catcher at Elmira. ju New Pitchers The 10 new pitchers are divided evenly among righthanders and southpaws. Ed Roebuck (18-14 at Montreal) appears the best among the righthanders, Darnell (12-9 ), Ronnie Negray (17-12) and Don Bessent (12-13) of St. Paul; and Glenn Cox (13-11) of Montreal also are real good prospects. The southpaw contingent is headed, of course by Spooner. Other good ones include Tom Lasorda (14-5) and Ken Lehman (18-10) of Montreal, Tem- pleton and Sandy Koulax, the 1ft- year-old Brooklyn high school boy who was given a $20,000 bonus to sign. Recognizing the uncertain status of Roy Campanella because of his injured left hand, the Dodgers have brought up three new catchers. The one with the best chance to stick appears to be bespectacled Charlie Thompson, who batted .305 at Montreal. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 119, Fort Wayne 110 Milwaukee 93, Rochester 90 Minneapolis 93, Syracuse 82 CSL Owners Meet Sunday VICKSBURG, Miss. «P) — Club owners in the Class C Cotton States League were scheduled to meet here Sunday to decide whether Vicksburg will replace Meridian this year. Judge Emmet Harty of Greenville, president of the league, issued the 'special meeting call yesterday. If Vicksburg geis the franchise, C. B. Rau-lings, a former part- c'A-ner and business manager oi' Meridian, will operate the team and serve as business manager. Vicfcsburg's last team was in the Class B Southeastern League, which folded in 1950. Meridian, also an old Southeastern member, notified the Cotton States it would not field a team this year. Only three tie games have been played in World Series competition and the Giants have been involved in two of them. STOP AT OUR LOT NEXT TM(€ YQ.U'RE IN TOWN/ MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 When you want to Go -Vbu're gonna Go l\lo ifs, ands or buts about it. When you give the gun to a 1955 Buick with Dynaflovv Drive,* you move. In the instant you push down the pedal, you'get the action you've - called ior—immediate getaway from a standing start, or immediate safety-surge out of a tight spot on the highway. It's not magic, this thrilling and pulse-quickening response — though it feels like the closest thing to it. 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