The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 14, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY, 14, 1955 Chicks to Play Rector At Haley Gym Tonight Tribe Seeking 10th Victory of Season Coach Jimmy Fisher's Blytheville Chicks, back on the victory trail after a temporary derailment go after their 10th win of the season tonight when they take on the tough Rector Black Cats at the Haley Field gymnasium. Two State Backs On All-Star Team Others Get Honorable Mention on Wigwam Wisemen's Squad OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. { Two Arkansas high school halfbacks on the national all-star football teams chosen for last season by the Wigwam Wisemen of America. They are Don Stone of Fayette- vllle, who mai'e the third team, »nd Bobby Bates of El Dorado, who made the sixth team. Seven teams are picked. Memphian Makes It A Memphis player, guard Bob Gene Saxon, made the first team. A Shreveport, La., footballer, Richard Gay, placed on the seventh team. 'Other Arkansas players on the honorable mention list are left back Don Riggs of Jonesboro, guard Barry Switzer of Crossett, guard Joe Willis of DeQueen, center Jack KecK of Hope, fullback Lloyd Woodman of Newport, tackle Billy Compton of Newport, fullback Pete Collier of Van Buren, George Jordan Jr. of, Camden^who alternates In the backfield and line, fullback Jeff Bratton of Camden, guard Jimmy Van Dover of North Little Rook, and quarterback Connie Andrews of Magnolia. Two squads — east and west — of graduating seniors will be picked from the seven teams and honor- ' The doubleheoder program is is slated to get underway at 7 .p.m. team going against the Rector reserves. The Chicks already hold one victory over the Black Cats. They defeated them 67-49 in the semifinals of the Northeast Arkansas tournament at Jonesboro last week but the Tribe Is taking nothing for granted. Tough Victory And they shouldn't, for in that game Rector gave the favored Blytheville team all it wanted and it took late stage freeze that brought on some free throw shooting for the Chicks to preserve their victory. The Black Cats this year boast one of the best teams in their history. They floor a team that is equal in just about every respect with the Chicks. The Black Cats employ a scrappy man-to-man defense that proved hard for the Chicks to crack in the two teams first meeting and they use a conservative fast break offense with guard Sinno and Bishop being the main cogs of their offense. Chicks In Top Shape Coach Fisher yesterday sent his tribe.through a light workout in final preparation for tonight's encounter with Rector. They spent most of the afternoon in polishing up their offense which was given a new and faster look in their last outing Tuesday night. The Chicks will be In top shape for tonight's battle and Coach Bees will be seeking their fifth straight win of the yea]-. They haven't lost a game in two years. able mention list for the all-star game to be played at Memphis next August. Tills is the eighth year the fraternal organization has sponsored the classic. 5 Caruthersville Boxers in Finals One Wins Trip to St. Louis in Action In Sikeston Tourney S1KESTON, Mo. — Caruthersville's Golden Glovers won half of their matches at the Sikeston tournament last night as Hugh Robinson of the Caruthersville team won a bootheel championship match that will send him to next week's St. Louis tournament. Five Caruthersville boxers arr scheduled to into the finals of the Sikeston tourney at 8 tonight at the Sikeston Armory. Robinson got a unanimous decision over John Brown, Sikeston Negro in a 100-pound sub-novice battle. 3 in Finals In the semi-final bouts last night three Caruthersville boxers Floyd Owens, Curtis Jackson and Louis Cook won matches to move into the finals. Owens, Caruthersville Negro, won a second round TKO over Clifford Harrington, Sikeston Negro in a 175-pound novice bout. Jackson advance dto the finals by winning a decision over Jim McGee, Canalou Negro, In a 112-pound sub-novice decision Sikeston match. And Cook took from Franklin Howard, Negro, in a 135-pound novice fight. Knockout Victim Roosevelt Jones, 180 pound Negro, and Roy Smith, 160 pound Negro, will fight in the finals tonight after winning matches Wednesday night. In other matches last night Roosevelt Hall, Caruthersville Negro, was knocked out in the first round by L. F. McClellan of Sites- son in a 135-pound open match. Willie Chambers, 135 pound Negro, Chester Chambers, 147-pound. Negro, and Talmadge McCoy lost decisions in their bouts. Sports Roundup— Wyatt Censure Try Gets Backing By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — It is difficult to find fault with the resolution offered In the Arkansas Senate that takes a swipe at Bowden Wyatt, the football coach who arrived in a pickup truck two years ago and now has gone winging off to Tennessee in a chrome-trimmed job, a gift from the fans of the Razorback State. The resolution which was sent to the Resolutions Committee accuses the fast-moving mentor of "willfully and deliberately" breaking a contract which still had three years to run. It also says that Wyatt "destroyed the faith of thousands of Arkansas citizens for such qualities as loyalty and good sportsmanship on the part of athletic coaches." Rough Decision At the time he decided to leave Arkansas, Wyatt said it was "a rough decision for me, but I'm going to a job I've always wanted. I Just decided that if I ever was going back (to Tennessee) now was the right time to go. I talked to the president of the university (Arkansas) and to the athletic director. They were fine about it and told me whatever I did would be perfectly all right." While sympathizing to a limited extent with Wyatt'a desire to re- turn to his old school at Knoxville where he gained fame as a player, we cannot but feel that the resolution states the facts pretty accurately. The University of Arkansas can get itself another football coach without much trouble, but the bad taste left by Wyatt's act will linger on and do the game no good in that segment of the Southwest Conference. Salary Hike Midway in the past season, when it became obvious that the Razorbacks were a better football team than they had been in perhaps 25 years and the fans of the state were beginning to get goose pimples, Wyatt's contract calling for $12,000 per year was torn up and he was guaranteed an extra 53.00C for each of the remaining three years called for by the document | Then, as the Porkers continued to mow 'em down, the fans really | got steamed up and raised an "appreciation fund" of $20,000 for their wonder coach. To Wyatt's credit, he insisted that the fund be distributed among members of the athletic staff, clear down to the groundkeepers, and kept for himself only the gilded gas buggy. GETTING READY — Coach David Pendergrast of the Osceola team, gives Raymond Vega a hand with the heavy bag: as he whips his 15- man team into shape for the opening of the llth annual Northeast Arkansas Qclden Gloves tour- nament at Osceola Monday. Vega, a young welterweight who will fight in the open division is one of the Osceola team's top threats. (Courier News Photo) Osceola Gets Ready for Big NEA Golden Gloves Tourney OSCEOLA — Final preparations were being made today for Osceola's llth annual Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves elimination tournament which gets underway here Monday night. The week-long tournament, one of the largest and most popular in this section, will be held in the Osceola High School gymnasium with fights scheduled for every night except ruesday and Friday. ised by the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Mid-South Oolden Glove: Committee. Winners in this tournament wi'.l be crowned Northeast Arkansas champions and will automatically win trips to the Mid-South tournament at Memphis next month. Boxers entering the tournament will be required to weigh-in Monday afternoon between the hours ot 1 and 5 and the tournament fighting will get started at 8 p.m. Entries Come Slowly Although entries in the tournament have admittedly "been comine hi slowly", tournament officials did not seem too alarmed yesterday. pointing out that In past years, a large portion of the entries are not received until weigh-in time. Tournament officials said yesterday that they have received entries from a number, of Northeast Arkansas schools and indications from others that they will have teams at the tournament Among the towns expected to be represented in the tournament ore Osceola, Blytheville, Luxora, Burdette, Wilson, Keiser, Caraway. , Trumann, Lepanto, Etowah, Dyess and Leachville. Earle to Have Big Team ment and Jack Brawley, himself a former Golden Glover and top flight amateur from Osceola, has said that he will bring a team of about 15 from Earle. While the tournament is unde r the immediate sponsorship of Osce- oia High School, it will be super- Weaver Says No To Arkansas Offer U.A. Officials Left Without Definite Prospect for Job By TOM DYGARD FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.'(AP) — Texas Tech football coach DeWitt Weaver has closed the door on an offer from the University of Arkansas, and the Razorbacks find themselves with the same problem Bowden Wyatt gave them Saturday when he resigned. John Barnhlll, Arkansas athletic director, said last night 'We have no definite prospects In mind now." when he learned Weaver had decided not to break his five-year contract with the Border Conference team. The only other coach known to be on a list of possibilities is Frank Broyles, Georgia Tech backfleld coach. Like Weaver, he advocates the split T offense. Wyatt, whose five-year contract with Arkansas had three years to run, won the Southwest Conference crown last season with the single wing. Weaver Top Choice Weaver' generally had been considered the leading contender for the job since Wyatt quit to accept the head coaching position at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. In his refusal Weaver said he felt "that we are just getting started here at Texas Tech and I do not believe I could afford to leave in view of the support we have received." An added problem for Arkansas athletic officials sprung up yesterday when George Cole, veteran scout and assistant coach, said he was considering joining Wyatt at Tennessee. Wyatt already has taken four assistants to Tennessee, but they were men who came to Arkansas with him from the University of Wyoming. Cole Sound! Off Cole, a 48-year-old former Razorback, has weathered three coaching changes at Arkansas in 10 years and has provided a steadying influence during the shaky ' Interims. Officially, at least, he has not been considered for the top job, although he was head coach and athletic director in 1942 while Fred Thomson was in the service. Cole told a civic club luncheon at Helena, Ark., that he was "hurt and disappointed' by the way Ar- kansas fans have acepted Wyatt'a resignation. "I can't understand the people criticizing him ifter aid he has done for the state." WinU Pay. Hike Typical of the criticism Is • resolution submitted to the state Senate this week which would censure Wyatt for "his act of faithlessness, disloyalty and lack, of consideration for the people, of Arkansas." One of the state senators who offered the resolution said he plans to submit a bill Monday which would boost the football coach's salary from $15,00 to $25,000 a year to show "Wyatt that we don't miss him." State Sen. Guy (Mutt) Jones of Conway, Ark., said the bill would enable Arkansas "to keep a coach when we get one.' Perfect Games Come Naturally OLD FORGE, Pa. (AP)—George , Billlck is the top man on the list of ,.,, American Bowling Congress sane- • tioned "300" bowlers with 1] perfect games. Billlck has rolled three perfect •> games within the past year. The 44-year old kegler has an .. average of 182 for the last 15 ABO tournaments. When not bowling he worki u a railroad crossing gateman. Irish Will Trove/ NOTRE DAME, Ind. HI — Members of the 1955 Notre Dame fool- ball team could use a tourist guide. The Irish have a game scheduled at the University of Miami (Fla.) on Oct. 7 and one with the University of Southern California at Los Angeles on Nov. 26. IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS (Blytheville District) STATE OF ARKANSAS , Plaintiff vs. No. 12875 (1946, 1947 & 1948 Forfeitures) DELINQUENT LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FORFEITED FOB NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES AND SOLD TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Defendants NOTICE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Act 119, Ark. Acts of 1935, and amendments thereto, there has been filed in the office of the Clerk of Mississippi County Chancery Court the Complaint of the State of Arkansas to quiet and confirm in said State and/or redeemers, purchasers, donees and assigns, the title to certain lands mentioned in said Complaint and lying in the county of Mississippi, State of Arkansas. Five Pemiscot County Teams Scheduled for Action Tonight By SONNY SANDERS , CARUTHERSVILLE — Five basketball games will be played In Pemiscot County tonight when all nine of the county's teams play ball. The Caruthersville Tigers, with two wins and seven losses, go against Deering at Caruthersvilie in a twin bill. The A teams and the junior high teams will see action. Warden, after getting back in the winner's circle by.defeating Port- agevllle 70-51, will go against tough competition — the Bragg City Indians. That game will be played a Only the Coach Was Injured HOUSTON, Tex. Ifl — The only Injury reported In the Texas High School Class AAAA championship football game was Coach Chuck Moser, • When end Twyman Ash caught the touchdown pass that gave Abilene a 14-7 victory over Stephen P. Austin of Houston and the championship, an Abilene sub jabbed Moser in the face with his elbow while jumping up and down with excitement, Moser suffered a severe cut near hi* eye. The highlit sanctioned league bowling series is (84 rolled by Aliie Brandt of Lockport, N. Y., In 1939. Brandt's games were 297, 289 and MO. Robert Watson of Loi Angeles bowled a perfect JM game -it the «|e of 70. He Is the oldost In Amorlcii? Bowline Conjresi nil- torr t* to It. Warden. Daulton Rogers' Indians of Hayti will journey to Steele for a contest with the Steele Bulldogs. Braggadocio's Eagles are scheduled to play host to Cooler while Hollands hosts Carruth, from nearby Dunklin County. X INSURANCE POOR let me check your insurance program to make sure you have all the coverage you need, without hittcttn duplication. Overlapping coverage may be making you insurance poor. Raymond Zachry Insurance Agency 118 N. 2nd — Ph. 3-8815 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 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-WhsoEi Motor Co., Inc. "Your Oldsmobile Dealer" 317 E. ,Main All persons who can set up any right to the lands so forfeited and sold are hereby warned to appear in the Mississippi County Chancery Court at the May, 1955 Term, after the publication of this notice, to-wit, on the 23rd day of May, 1955, and show cause, if any there be, why the Osceola will have a team of 15 j title to said forfeited lands should not be confirmed, quieted and vested fighters taking part in the tourna- j in the State of Arkansas and/or redeemers, purchasers, donees and as. — — i signs in fee simple forever. The description of said lands and the names of the persons, firm or corporation last paying taxes thereon are as follows: LIST OF STATE LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FORFEITED FOR 194G TAXES BLYTHEVILLE DISTRICT Person, Firm or Corp. Part of Tax. Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thereon Section Section Area and Cost Township 14 North - Range 8 East Unknown E'i SW 1 /, SW& 34 20.00 $10.12 Township 15 North - Range 11 East Callie Hawthorne S. 153' E. 506' Ex. N. 50' E. 150' Lot 25 SEV4 17 Lot 3.49 Joe Caradlne Lot 3 N',S NEVi 21 Lot 2.51 Person Firm or Corp. Tax, Penalty Last Paying Taxes Lot Block and Cost CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE Allison Addition Cecil & Anna Cora Home 3 1 $10.58 Caruthers Williams 7 1 8.07 Lucy Bobbitt 9 7 20.61 Brawley Addition Jane McGarrity 23 1 1.54 Unknown 14 2 1.54 Unknown 26 2 1.54 Unknown 13 3 1.54 Ed B. Cook Ad-ition Joe & Beulah Rayford 13 A 1.54 Joe & Beulah Rayford 14 A' 1.54 Joe & Beulah Rayford 15 A 1.54 Joe & Beulah Rayford 16 A 1.54 John & Ollie Brown 19 A 1.54 Davis Third Addition C. C. Thompson 9 4 30.65 Hnllipeter-Shonyo Addition O. Shonyo 16 5 1.81- Irrcg. Lot f)-15-ll Essie L. Reagan .. W. 13814' Lot 16 SE", 10.58 Larry First Addition Arthur Steele 25 Larry Fifth Addition James Buford 8 J. W. Owen Addition Earl & Alice Crenshaw 15 Edwin Robinson Addition zilmon White 2 13 j Sunnystde Addition I Jas.-ifc Alice Ford 1 8 10.53 i . Wilson First Addition I Unknown 17 1 1.54 I LIST OF STATE LANDS IX MISSISSIPPI COUNTY j FORFEITED FOR 1917 TAXP.S I BLYTHEVILLE DISTRICT Person. Firm or Corp. Part of Tax, Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thereon Section Section Area and Cost ! ' Township 15 North, Range 9 East ; Unknown Lot 15 NW NW 31 5.00 $3.55 i Township 14 North, Range IS East Laura Palmer Lots. 1-2 NE 7 14.03 3.55 TOWN LOTS Penon, Firm or Corp. Tax. Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thrrcon Lot Block and Cost TOWN OF ni.YTH .VILI.I! Original Survey Unknown w 37' 25 * 7.12 Hrawley Addition Mary Wells 8 1 4.56 F. R. Frlcse N 37'i' 16 3 1.14 E. M. Bryan /*il:;'lion LcO Swift i 3-4 4 2,28 Haskell Graham W',4 5 & nil 4 6 «.84 .!. C. Crlner Sul>. Unknown 3 To! ,-:ler 2ml. ' ' 'U!:»n ',' Unknown i 1 Unknown ; 30 2 r\ f-\ TOP US Ph. 2-2056 Unknown 2 Viola King 3 Unknown 11 Unknown 12 Unknown 1 Larry 5th. Addition Emma Lee Bobbins 7 Wilson 1st. Addition Robert Sims 7 TOWN OF MA.MLA Original Survey Lude Ashabranner 1 Lude Ashabranner 5-6 Oble Ashabranner 2 1.78 1.78 1.78 1.78 T.78 1.03 8.11 7.09 1.02 1.54 1.54 1.81 Oble Ashabranner 7 WIllitord-Garrison Addition Nellie Mae McGraw..E 50' W 300' N 310' 1 12.15 LIST OF STATE LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY BLYTHEVILLE DISTRICT FORFEITED FOR 1948 TAXES Person, Firm or Corp. Part of Tax, Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thereon Section Section Area and Cost Township 11 North, Runge 12 East Monroe Lee N't NW NW 12 20.00 $5.34 TOWN LOTS Person. Firm or Corp. Tax, Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thereon Lot Block and Cost TOWN OF BI.YT1I2VIU.E Sam Barnes Subdivis : 'jn Floyd S. Austin • 16 S 1.65 Barron - Lilly Addition Leonard Taylor 15 C 10.03 Leonard Taylor 16 C 12.03 Brawley Addit'on Mary Lena Todd .' 16 2 4.96 Hoilandale Addi'ion Jesse B. Smith 1-2 E 10.92 . Jesse B. Smith E'i 3 E 1.35 Holllpcter Second Addition Unknown 29 Susan Moore , 13 Holllpcter - Shonyo Adill' M. C. McClish 10 Larry First A(l-"tion Nancy & Henry L. Jones 10 Larry Third Addition -Truelove Duncan 22 Larry Fourth Addition Johnnie B. Johnson % 7 Mayncllc Subdivision Marvin L. Mcrritt 7 Wilson Kirst AiL-itiori 3 2.15 2.15 on Unknown . Unknown . Unknown . Unknown . Ur'cnown . Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 15.60! Unknown 10 11 1.14 Unltnown Un'mr.wn TTrkno'vn Unknown Unknown Third Addlf- D Unknown TOWN OF LEACJIVII.I.P, Hayes Addition Unknown n TOWN OF MANILA West End Addition Charles E. Crowe 3 .87 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 , 2.15 2.15 2.15 J.I5 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.95 2.95 2.05 2,95 2,95 , 2.15 2.95 2.15 ?.n 2.95 2.42 J. W. Dunn witness my hand and seal this the 23 day of necemher IBM ISnnl) OERALDINF, LISTON 1,78, TOM GKNTRY, Attorney General. ™* m " y °""' lt ' 1.78'JOHN SHAMDUIIOER, Assistant Attorney Otntral. 4.211 4,211

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