The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 18, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 18, 1955
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TUMRAT, MMVART N, OOVWM PAOI IETIM Big Ten Race Running True To Form with No Favorite ** » * * * * * Illinois and Indiana Score Impressive Wins Br W> CORRKJAK Tire Amoolitwi ProM The frantic'scramble for th« Big Ten basketball championship showed no sign* o letting up today. No team has showed any marked superiority and it's getting so there is no such thing as an upset. Last night, Illinois, which had become a cautious favorite, got licked by Iowa, one of the pre-season favorites, 92-80, and Indiana, which had been counted out of the running last week after winning the title the last two years, powdered Michigan State 88-79. Th« Iowa victory over Illinois seventh-ranked team in this week's Associated Press poll, sent the Hawfceyes — ranked 19th — into a first-place tie with idle Minnesota each with three victories *and one defeat. Illinois now shows a 3-2 mark in third place. Indiana moved up to a tie for sixth place with 2-3 record. Northwestern Fourth Northwestern took over undisputed possession of fourth place bj ARKANSAS OUTDOORS 'A ** Arkansas <3ame frRsh Commission Quail Hunters Are Planting Food To Better Future Bird Seasons LITTLE ROCK — Don't be surprised during the next two weeks if you see a quail hunter out in the field lay his gun aside and begin scattering lespedeza seed along some fence row. Although quail hunters haven't exactly turned their guns into plowshares, they have become, aware of the powlblUties of combining their hunting trips with the planting of quail food and cover crops. This unusual program \B a cooperative effort by the State Quails Unlimited Organization and the State Game and Pish Commission. In response to a proposal by Quails Unlimited, the Commission has made available thousands of pounds of lespedeza seed in 100, 50 and 26 pound sacks to local, units of the organization for distribution to its individual members. Insure* Food Th« program has been put into effect on the theory that each quail hunter will carry along with him on his neat hunting trip a sack of lespedeza seed which he will plant in suitable protected areas to insure sufficient food and cover for next year's quail crop. During the past few days Commission quail, personnel have delivered the large quantity of lespedeza seed necessary for such an extensive program to local Quails Unlimited groups in 68 of the state's 75 counties. The Commission has ajso provided smaller, one-pound sacks for the convenience of distributing the seed to the individual quaii hunters in the counties. Although the burden of the distribution of the seed is being placed on the State Quails Unlimited organization, all quail hunters in the state, regardless of affiliation with any and organized group, are invited encouraged to participate in the program. Lespedeza »eed for this purpose may be obtained by contacting either the local quai group In the county, or through the county Game Warden who is cooperating with the Commission's quail technical staff in the actual distribution of the seed. Positive Program Tjje Commission feels that this is one of the most positive programs which has been initiated for the purpose of improving quail production and quail hunting in the state. It is expected that more, than 5,000 quail hunters will take part In the statewide planting program In the time that remains before the closing ot the regular quail season on January 31. The seed which Is being made available is unscarified or unhuak- ed so that natural germination will take place later in the spring. Other than unscarified seed would be subject to large losses by premature germination. Korean Lespedeza is the type being used. It grows to as high as 18 inches and has been found by the Commission to produce the heaviest seed crop of all types of lespedeza and is the number, one food preferred by quail. In suggesting to quail hunters suitable planting areas, the Commission would like to suggest that permission to plant be first obtained from the landowners involved so that planting will not occur in cultivated areas. Suitable planting sites include protected fence rowi border strips and all enclosed areas not heavily grazed. Hunting Calendar Season September Ifr- January 31, inclusive FUR-BEARING November 20- January 20, inclusive December 1- December 31, inclusive RABBITS ANIMALS QUAIL D»Hr Limit PM. Limit 8 I No Limit NoLlmit Osceo/o's Cogers to Invade Burdette for 2 Games Tonight OSCEOLA—The Osceola Scmi- noles' Junior and senior basketball teams trek to Burdette tonight to meet the Pirates in a twin-bill with the first game getting underway at 7 p.m. when the two junior t,eams will raise the curtain on the doubleheader. With two victories in two appearances on the court last week, the senior Scminoles pulled themseLves above the ,500 mark with a six win and five loss record. The Junior five added two more wins this past week and now have a 6-0 count. Both Osceola teams took wins over the Luxora and Caraway fives this post week and by doing so are being brought into the county basketball picture as the darkhorse of the Class B competition. The junior five will meet the strong Dyess junior team in the near future and this game should definitely throw the spotlJght on the number one junior team in the county, this game should definitely throw the spotlight on the number one junior team In the county, but there Is plenty of daylight between now and tourney time so the loser would still have ample time to overcome any flaws in their attack. Coach Austin Manner will probably start Wade Roqgers, Jack Reeves, Dick Lucas, Nelson Hopkins and Bopper Cone on his senior five. For the juniors Ray Mann, J. W. Recce, Logan Young, Jerry Hill and Lloyd Moore will probably get the starting nod. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston — World Featherweight champion Sandy Saddler, 131, New York, stopped Lulu Perez, 127'/4, American Electric Supply, Inc. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS OF Electrical Supplies * Construction Material Rear 213-215 W. Walnut —BlythevilU— PO. 3-8353 104-1M t. Word—Jonnboro—WE 5-SMS LAM1>S ' /jSlk CONDlflT SERVICE MSiSl WIRING EQUIPMENT ^InF DEVICES If jour home or bmineH houn to not adequM; wired, •M JOK Hmutd «1«>|K*I •ontractor. EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE whipping Purdue 93-88. Iowa had a long haul to beat the Illini, overcoming a 16-point deficit In the second half..Two substi- tuea. Bob George and Les Haw thorne, sparked the late Hawkeye rally, and with a little over seven minutes remaining- they took over the lead for good. Don Schlundt, as usual, was the big gun for Indiana, He threw 36 points, including 16 of 17 free throws. The nation's No. I team, Kentucky, had a close call and had to fight rigrbt down to the wire to turn back Louisiana State 64-62. Late in the game LSU guards Norm Magee and Joe Fahey found the range and almost pulled to a tie. In fact, with only two seconds left LSU gained possession of the ball, but couldn't make the final two points. Mississippi upset Vanderbilt 77 63 In another Southeastern Conference game. It was the Commodores' first defeat in league play and knocked them out of the lead. Georgia Tech, which had lost three straight since upsetting Kentucky more than a week ago, was the master of Mississippi State ! 71. In the Big Seven, Colorado remained in a tie for the lead with Missouri by whipping Oklahoma 9182. Kansas, which hasn't been beaten on the Iowa State home court in six seasons, maintained its record at Ames by edging the Cyclones 73-72. William and Mary halted Virgln- ,a Tech 75-69, and Wisconsin vanquished Butler 57-53 in other major games. Basketball Scores B>- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky 64, Louisiana Stale 62 Georgia Tech 90, Mississippi Slate 71 Mississippi 77, Vanderbilt 83 William <fc Mary 76, Virginia Tech 68 Iowa 92, Illinois 80 Ir.dlana 88, Michigan Slate T» Northwestern 93, Purdue 86 (overtime) Wisconsin 57, Butler 5S Kansas 73, Iowa State 72 Southeast Missouri 81, Northeast Missouri 68 Toledo 79, Ohio University 60 Missouri Valley 93, Culver-Stcok- x>n Mo. 52 East Texas Slate 88, Warreiuburg State Mo. 96 Connors Okla. A&M 51, Eastern Okla. A&M 46 Colorado 91, Oklahoma 82 Oregon 71, Gonzaga 57 Brooklyn, 4, non-title. Brooklyn — Floyd Patterson, 168, Brooklyn, stopped Don Grant, 166-ii, Los Angeles, S. • New York—Milo Savage, 159^*, Salt Lake City, outpointed Moses Ward, 161, Detroit, 10. THEN AND NOW—At Newcomcrstown, O., Cy Young, crowding 88. demonstrates the famous wind-up that accounted for a record 511 major league victories from 1890 through 1911. Old Tuscarawas was equally effective in both circuits. (NEA) Only Nine Rookies Called Up As Giants Emphasize Quality By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Quality rather than quantity is the thought behind the New York Giants' promotion of only nine hopefuls from their minor league farm organization. The comparatively small group includes a home run and batting king in Bob Lennon, a strikeout leader in southpaw Joe Margeroni, a pair of robust .300 plus hitters in Eric Rodin and Boyd Harris and an infield gem in Forest Castleman. Kentucky Again Leads Cage Poll N. C. State Retains 2nd Place While San Francisco Moves Up By Sheldon Sikoivilz The Associated Press Kentucky, back in winning stride again, held a commanding lead today in the Associated Press weekly ratings of the nation's top college basketball teams. For the fifth straight week the Wildcats ranked as the No. 1 team, reaching 926 points on the basis of 10 points for first. 9 for second, etc. Of the 115 Ballots cast by sports writers and sportscasters, 55 listed Kentucky in first place. North Carolina State maintained its second-place status with 590 bled from sixth to eighth, while GW skidded one notch from eighth to ninth. Utah and UCLA round out the top 10, In a tie for 10th. The leaders with first - place votes in parentheses: 1. Kentucky (55) 2. N.C. State (6) points, despite a loss to Maryland j 3. San Francisco (1) last week. Dons Are Third 926 .590 .520 if. 6. Maryland (12) Illinois 11) ... Missouri (3) .. G. Washington San Francisco's up-and-coming Dons won three games last week j and jumped from fifth to third : La Salle remained No. 4 but its Pennsylvania rival Duquesne 10. Utah dropped from third to fifth, thanks) UCLA (tie) ... to an upset by St. Francis of j 12. Alabama (2) St. Francis of Pennsylvania. 13. Richmond ..... Maryland, on the strength of its j 14. Minnesota (1), La Salle (4) 503 Duquesne (3) 391 success over N.C. State, experienced the biggest jump of the week in advancing from llth to sixth. Illinois remained No. 7. Missouri and George Washington both fell off the pace slightly. The Big Seven representatives uim- 15. Marquette (2) 1(>. Holy Cross (5) 17. Vanderbilt (4) 18. Dayton 19. Iowa 20. Texas Christian (2) .338 ..283 ..280 ..243 208 208 ..124 ..109 ...91 ...83 ...64 ...58 ...43 . 37 ...31 Niagara (tie) (1) 31 In addition, there is a trio of promising young hurlers in lefties Pete Burnside and Jim Constable and righthander Ramon Monzant and a defensive standout in second baseman Ronnie Samford. The guy who probably will get most of the attention from newspapermen at Phoenix, Ariz., as well as Manager Leo Durocher is L.ennon, the 25-year-old Nashville Blaster who led the Southern Association in six departments last year to easily win the circuit's most valuable player a\Vard. Hit 64 Homers The son ot a retired Brooklyn policeman smashed all kinds of records by hammering 64 home runs, driving in 161 runs, scoring 139 runs, amassing 447 total bases, ;otaJing 210 hits and leading the circuit with a .345 batting average. The powerful lefthanded hitter, only the seventh to hit 60 or more homerstn organized base ball, will get a thorough trial at an outfield post. Durocher is high on Margero- ni, the 25-year-old southpaw who was found by scout Nick Shinkoff :n the coal mines of Smithon, Pa., :ive years ago. His record was a fair 14-30 at Nashville but he struck out 184 In 197 innings. He had 288 strikeouts in 227 at Osh- cosh in 1960 with a 23-4 won-lost record and 212 strikeouts in 207 innings at Sunbury with an 18-8 record in 1951. He joined Nashville last year after a two-year litch in the Army. Lots of Spe«d Burnside is a personal protege of Chubby Feeney, personable •ice-president of the Giants. A raduate of Dartmouth, Feeney's alma-mater, the 24-year-old left- .ander also returned to action lost /ear after two years in service. €e had a mediocre 6-4 record at Nashville but showed lots of speed n whiffing 68 Southern Associa- ion batters in 97 innings. Constable, only 21, also wrote a itrlkeout story with 48 in 60 (5-1) at Oshkosh in 1951, 147 In 172 in- ings (9-10) at Knosville in 1952, 83 in 230 innings (19-13) at Nash- 'ille in 1953 and 114 in 197 innings 10-13) at Minneapolis in 1954. Monzant, 23, had an 11-7 record it Minneapolis and fanned 123 in The Bankers Bowling League ol lew York City is still going strong after 64 consecutive seasons. Here's News for you Men! JANUARY SHOE SALE CONTINUES More outstanding values on men's and boys'shoes! BOSTONIAN & ROBLEE FcmtoiN NofitM in Footwear O E S 161 innings. Castleman is a cinch to stay if he can stick together. The 22-year- old infielder v.-as operated on his left knee in 1953 and on his right knee after the World Series last fall. He batted .317 at Minneapolis, hit 11 homers and drove in 59 runs in 86 games. Rodin, a righthanded hitter, batted .336 at Nashville, hit 18 homers and drove in 83 runs. Samford hit only .264 at Oakland but he was the outstanding defensive second baseman in the Pacific Coast league. RAZORBACK Serving The Best Seafood In Town! J /3 Dozen Fancy Select Fried None Finer Anywhere Jumbo French Fried . OYSTERS M.25 SHRIMP '1.25 The Above Served With Combination Salad and Frenr.h Fried Potatoes PONTIAC SERVICE voted by the public No. ] in the industry! In a recent extensive nation-wide survey to determine owner reaction to dealer service practices, owners of all makes of cars were asked fourteen pertinent questions about the type of service they received from their dealer. Pontiac dealers rated first or second on ten of these.questions — to win top position in the industry. Among those practices in which Pontiac dealers were rated first by their customers were: accurate estimates, work finished when promised; appreciation of patronage, quality work, .fair prices, cor- rect diagnosis and attention to minor details — in short, all the factors important to building goodwill. There can be no better evidence of the progressiveness and responsibility of Pontiac dealers than this. With an outstanding product, unsurpassed owner goodwill and the best customer relations in the industry, it is easy to see, there's a brighter future than ever for Pontiac dealers. PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION" OF GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (This iniorm*Uon obtained Iran NADA, official publication of the National Automobile Deafen Association.) PONTIAC tSO-HP STRATO-STREAK V-S NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC. Niont 3-6817 Fifth & Walnut

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