The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 19, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY M. 19B5 Decision on Big Seven Issue Expected Today Manila Teams Win and Lose Warded Beats Lions 78-58 but Girls Triumph by 57-31 WARDELl, Mo.—Warden's boys hung up another victory here last night but the girls team was de- t . Seated in a doubleheader with teams from Manila, Ark. In the opening game, Manil paced by the sharpshooting of Harris, whipped Wardell 57-31 but in the boys gome, Jerry Burnett again paced Wardell to victory as Manila bowed 78-58. Harris racked up 29 points to lead the scoring in the girls game. Cooper was high for Wardell with 16. Burnett went over the 2,000 point mark in his high school career in last night's boys game. He pushed 3« points through the baskets to run his high school total points scored to 2,030. Manila jumped off to an early lead, running up a 12-2 margin before the first quarter was very old. But Wardell countered with a press defense that threw Manila off balance and the Cardinals went on from there. Wagner, Manila's scoring ace, fouled out early in the second half after getting only 10 points. Shedd paced the Lions in the scoring department with 23 points. Boys Wardell Pos. Manila Burnett (36) F (9) Hatcher Redmon (28) F (8) Meacham Jerrolds <6> C (23) Shedd Bullock (8) G (10) Wagner Baker G (8) Isaacs Girls Game Substitutions: Wardell — McCullough, Wooten, and A. Winham. Manila—Wright and Cullom (5). Waxdell Poi. Manila McPherson (9) F DiLliard (6) Cooper (16) DePriest Ramsey Winham (30) Harris (19) Hodge (6) G. Shelton McWilliams Patton Blake Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Salt Lake City — ,Rex Layne, 209, Salt Lake City, stopped Kirby Seals, 191, Los Angeles, 6. Detroit — Davey Moore, 130, Springfield, Ohio, outpointed John Barnes, 136, Detroit. 6. Miami Beach, Fla. — Bobby Dykes, Miami, outpointed Andy Mayfield, Miami, 10. Middleweights, but exact weights not available. School Board Meets With Coaches at 4 A decision on whether or not Blytheville High School will proceed with its plans to enter the Big Seven Conference is expected late today as members of the School Board m'eets with members of the coaching staff. The meeting was scheduled for* . 4 p. m. today at the high school. .The School Board called the meeting with the coaching staff after some members of the coaching staff had expressed opposition to the school's entry in the Big Seven. The meeting is believed to have been called to give members of the coaching staff opposing the move a chance to speak their piece. Chances Are Good At the same time, however, a member of the school board who would not allow himself to be quoted, expressed belief that the differences in opinion can be worked out and that the plan to enter the Big Seven can go ahead as scheduled. Blytheville High School expressed a desire to enter the Big Seven three weeks ago when a letter of intent was filed with the Arkansas Athletic "Association and present members of the Big Seven, The letter asked for'comment from the Big Seven schools and all members went on record as welcoming the Chicks to their conference. Want Larger Staff According to reliable reports, members of the Chicks' coaching staff are opposed to the Big Sev- move tions."' At least staff have expressed a desire for the addition of at least one more member to the staff and a general enlarging of the school's athletic program. "under present condi- two members of the Harrison Teams Win Two Games Harrison High's junior and senior Dragons played host to Felix High of Marion at the Harrison Gym last night and walked off with both ends of a doubleheader. Harrison's junior girls thumped Marion 42-5 in the first game as Pearly Mae Jones scored 18 points for the victors. In the senior games, Harrison's Dragons swamped Marion 85-53. William Ray was high for Harrison with 26 points. Friday night the Dragons go to Alamo, Tex., for a pair of games. Cobbs Back Together RENO (.-Pi—The Ty Cobbs have settled their differences and will take an ocean voyage. Mrs. Frances C. Cobb. 45, yesterday.with- Hayti, Senath Divide 2 Games Indians Are Beaten 62-58 in A Game but Win B Contest 46-40 HAYTI ' — Senath and Hayti broke even in a pair of basketball games with the Senath A team and the Hayti B team winning. In the first game Hayti's B team rolled over Senath by a 46-40 score. In the nightcap Senath led all the- way and fought off a last quarter bid by Hayti to whip the Indians 62-58. Gaulding with 20 points was Hayti's biggest threat but he was followed closely by Hayti's Huffman with 18. Holsten led Senath's scoring with 17. Senath held a 15-11 margin at the end of fr the • first quarter and was ahead 25-19 at the half. A Game Senath Pos. Hayti Parker,(14) F (18) Huffman Sniothermon P (4) Richards Jackson (11) C (10) Hawkins Bradew (12) G (20) Guildin< Holsten (17) G y Patterson Substitutions: Senath *— Ponder (4), Rainey (4). Hayti — Shirey, Dowdy (6). Arkansas College, Hendrix Triumph By TH7 ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Harris of Arkansas College and Phil Guthrie of Hendrix led their teams to basketball victories last, night. Harris bucketed 29 points to lead the Highlanders to a 88-77 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference triumph over the College of the Ozarks. Don Austin and Lonnie Quails each got. 17 for Ozarks. Hendrix whipped Little Rock Junior College 82-64. Guthrie scored 26 points to lead the Warrior attack. Lawrence Stolzer u-as high scorer for the Trojans with 21 points. There are no games scheduled tonight. HARDWOOD HALFPINTS—Oklahoma's short-statured basketball players, averaging only a fraction of in inch more than six feet, pose in a playpen. They are. left to right. Jimmy Peck, Sam Thompson, Lynn Hart. Kred Muller and Lester Lane. Muller is the Sooners 1 big man at 6-3. {NEA) Yanks to Field First Negro Player in 1955 NEW YORK (AP) — Unless al signs fail, Elston Ho ward, 26- year-old son of a Negro high school principal in Missouri, apparently is destined to be the first of his race to play for the New York Yankees. It is conceivable, but not likely, 9 record with Binghamton in his that Howard will fail in spring first year of professional ball. The Jan. 7 against her 66-year-old hus- Read Courier News Classified Ads. I drew the divorce she filed N. Y. were married in 1049 in Buffalo, training to meet the Yankee quirements in technique and ability. In other points of eligibility, he Is 100 per cent. He is a quiet, well-behaved young man with admirable traits. Insofar as ability and qualifications are concerned, Howard -seems to be what the New York club has wanted for its firet Negro player. With the pennant winning Toronto club of the International League last year, Elston won the most valuable player award of the circuit. Missed Batting Title Howard missed the league batting title by two points with his .331, and drove in 108 runs. He smacked 22 homers, 20 doubles and 15 triples. An outfielder all his playing days, he was converted into a catcher last season. There will be 10 other rookie candidates for jobs including seven pitchers, two infielders and another catcher. The receiver. Lou Berberet, is quite a ball player himself. Only 25, Ber&eret also has been stamped with a "can't miss" label following his outstanding work at Birmingham last year where he batted .317, smashed 18 home runs and drove in 118 runs. 6-3 righthander from Big Cabin, Okla., struck out 113 and walked only 53 in 182 innings. Shortstop Woody Held is back for a second look alter hitting .257 at Kansas City with nine homers and 49 runs batted in. Up for the first time is Leon Carter, 23- year-old . third baseman, who batted .288 at Binghamton where he hit eight homers and drove in 56 runs. Carter is regarded as the better prospect. Osceola Golden Gloves Action Resumes; 17 Bouts Tonight OSCEOLA — The Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Tournament will resume activities tonight at the Osceola High School Gymnasium when thirty-four fighters will swap leather in an effort to make their bids for a championship and a. trip to the Mid-South lourna- merit which will be held in Memphis during the first week of February. Twenty bouts of leather-throwing aspirants for the various weight division championships were peeled off Monday night in the opening session of the nth annual NEA Tournament. The fans saw six TKO bouts and two KO bouts in the curtain-raisr ing Monday night and with tonight's card matching the winners from Monday night plus a few more who did not see action the second round should give the fight fans plenty to observe. 70 Fighters Entered Towns represented in the tournament are: Earle, Dyess, Caraway, Keiser, Osceola, Burdete, Missco, Blytheville, Shawnee, Trumann, Wilson and Luxora. Seventy odd fighters signed for the tournament which will continue tomorrow night, miss Friday night and conclude activities Saturday night. There are more open fighters due to square off in the ring than ever before wtih several exhibitions against fighters from this area versus Memphis boxers. Pairings for tonight's card: Novice Pee Wee John Lacey, 77, Missco vs. Johnny Hunt, 82, Caraway. Don Brawley, 72, Earle vs. James Chambers, 80, Caraway. 82-94—Coward Brawley, 87. Osceola vs. Kenneth Bradford, 86. Kei- fighters represented with Earle the pre-tourney favorite to cop the team trophy. Jack Brawley, a former Mid-South champion is tutoring the Earle contingent and David Pendergrast and Vance Cartwright, both former Golden Glovers, are in charge of the Osceola team. Missing for the first time since the tourna- ment has been held in Osceola, i§ Pete Mead, former professional fighter, and more recently coach of the Trumann aggregation. The first fight is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and from the first night's gathering indications are there will be plenty of fans on hand to cheer the fighters. Luxora and Armorel Break Even in Pair LUXORA — Armorel and Luxora divided two basketball games here last night with the Luxora girls and the Arm- band, onetime baseball great. They jf s no t on ] y Berberet's work with Coaching Turnover at High Pitch By ED WILKS The Associated Press There should be a brisk sale in programs at college football games next fall. You won't be able to tell the coaches without one. At least 12 new head coaches will be on the sidelines, plus three who will be in new surroundings following shifts from one campus to another. the bat that has attracted attention. He is a fine workman behind the bat. a good handler of pitchers, has a strong and accurate throwing arm and guards the plate like the Marines. Terry Looks Good The most likely looking pitcher among the freshmen is 19-year-old Ralph Terry, who turned in an 11- Oakiawn Season Starts Feb. 19 HOT SPRINGS, Ark, Wr—Oaklawn Park is gearing up for the 30- day racing season which opens here Feb. 19. School for thoroughbreds started Monday, with Oaklawn starter Carl Burns supervising instruction. Racing Secretary Ken Mclntosh is expected to arrive Thursday. Gen. Mgr. R. Stanley said last week that minimum purses have He said the purse total of 5556,000 He said thepurse total of $556,000 for this year sets a record high j for Oaklawn, and is $55,000 higher °P e ' ser; Jerry Weldon, 92, Osceola vs. Bobby Richardson, t8. Earle; Gary Dean. 91, Osceola vs. Raymond Stanfield, 88, Burdette. 94-105—Freddie Laird, 103, Osceola vs. David McKelvey 102, Earle; E. J. Cunningham, 100, Osceola vs. Eddie Parham, 104, Osceola. Novice Fly . : ' Bobby Marrs, 109, Shawnee vs. Charlie Smith. Ill, Earle Jerry Wright, 1C6, Earle vs. Psul Houston, 110,, Burdete James Herndon, 108, Osceola vs. Roy Wilson, 111, Keiser Novice Bantam Gwm Franks, 117, Missco vs. Charles Spence, 118, Keiser Xovice Feather Silvester Poster, 122. Shawnee vs Bobby Hodge, 124, Osceola I Novice Lightweight I James Lovell, 135, Earle vs. Wil- j liam Stevens, 130, Caraway j Louis D. Freeman, 135, Osceola j vs. Jimmie Wilkins, 132, Earle j Novice Welter j Donald Wooten, 139, Osceola vs. ; Terry Stacks, 145, Shawnee i Jimmy Wright, 140, Earle vs. Or- , ville Stanfield, 138, Burdette j Larry Hall, 146, Earle vs. Lloyd : Lamb, 139, Caraway j Winners of the various weight di- ; visions receive a Golden Glove and • the loser in the final bout of each i championship fight receives a silver j glove. The team which has the most j winners will receive a team trophy, j and the fighters who are voted the j outstanding boxer in the novice and ' orel boys emerging victorious. In the first game Clark and Me-*Cloughlin hit 12 points apiece as the Luxora girls romped to a 3828 win over the Armorel sextet. However, Armorel walked* oft with the individual scoring honors 3 Hughes scored 19 points. Patterson Hits 37 Carl Patterson hit 37 points to lead Armorell's boys to a 78-58 victory in the boys game. And he got some good help from Ashmore who hit the wickers for 20 points. High for Luxora' Chrisco with 17 and Johnson with 14. Armorel Pos. Luxora Ashmore, 20 F Looney, 10 Patterson. 37 F Barch, 5 Bassett, 10 C Johnson, 14 Garrison, 4 G Chrisco, 17 Cooper. 6 G Towles, 12 Substitutes: Armorell — Elliott 1. M: Elliott,. Stinnett, LIU/ Coats; Luxora — ; Wilkins, Jackson, Anders, Bonner. . Two brothers have important Jobs at Hialeah race track. Marshall Cassidy is senior steward. Brother George is the starter. Jack Mitchell CompletesU.A. Coaching Staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. W—Jack Mitchell has completed his first Arkansas Razorback football staff with the announcement that Martin Ruby, former Texas A&M tackle, will be line coach. Mitchell, who resigned as Wichita University head coach to take the Arkansas job last week, brought two t assistants with him from Wichita. They are George Bernhardt and Bill Pace. Two others, Tracy Scott and George Cole, remained at Arkansas when Bowden Wyatt resigned two weeks ago to accept a post at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. Ruby played and coached last season with Saskatcnewan in tho Western Canadian Football League. „ ,,„ indi- than last year's total. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East All-Stars 100, West All- Stars 91 That number represents just the coaches who already have found lodgings for next season. The "coach wanted" sign still is out at seven other colleges—Dartmouth Houston, Loras, New Mexico A& M. Norwich, Oregon State and Xa.vier -(Ohio). And there could be more. Two of the seven, Houston and New Mexico A&M, appear near the point of decision, which in turn may leave vacancies at two other colleges. Meek at Houston? Houston and Bill Meek, now top man at Kansas State, appear quite chummy as the Cougars search for a "big name" replacement for Clyde V. Lee. /who quit Dec. 6 after a 4-5 season. K-State had a 6-4 mark last fall. New Mexico's Aggies reportedly have a list of four prospects .for a successor to Jim Patton, who resigned with a 0-9 record Dec. 2. The four are said to be Ara Parseghian, head coach at Miami (Ohio), Bill Yeoman, a Michigan State assistant; Boh Priedlund, resigned Pitt assistant, and Cecil Golem an. Phoenix high school coach. Parseghian says he's happy where he is. Under Fire Also to be considered are the head coach positions at Nebraska and Texas, where Bill Glassford and Ed Price arc under "unofficial" fire. Glassford weathered the same storm last year, but after getting a bid to the Orange Bowl in lieu of Big Seven champion Oklahoma, the Cornhuskers were clobbered by Duke 34-7. Price was thought to have the Southwest Conference champ in preseason predictions, but his Longhorns wound up with a 4-5-1 record. Poor seasons have been responsible for most of the couching changes, although there have been varied "official" reasons. Some coaches resigned—with or without alumni pressure—while others retired or quit. Some were just plain fired. Let Anyway Borden Wyatt of Arkansas, Jack Mitchell of Wichita and J.B. Whitworth, late of Oklahoma A&M all won more games than they lost in '54 but packed up to take similar assignments at other colleges. Wyatt went to Tennessee, Mitchell to Arkansas and Whltworth to Alabama. Bobby Dodds is the new- man ] at Tulsa after serving as an Army assistant. Bill Chipley left private business to head Washington & Lee's deemphasizcd program. W&L's Carl Wise, incidentally, resigned after the school sat out 1954 as far as intercollegiate competition was concerned. EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE 122 E. Main Phone 3-9713 Owned i Operated bj Eddie Saliba EVERY 15,000 MILES That's How Often Your Ford-O-Matic Transmission Requires Servicing Complete fluid change and band adjustment 95 ompany Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 3-4453 We Rebuild.. 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