The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 24, 1955
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turn in. 'BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANTJART 24, 19W Chicks Top Marianna; In Tourney This Week » * * * * ' * * * Tribe Plays Greenway Tommdrrow Blytheville's Chickasaws, home after a successful swing through central and south Arkansas which saw them win two straight games, hit the tournament trail again this week when they take part in Paragould's invitational tournament. . The Chicks Saturday night whipped Marianna's Porcupines 65-60 to give them a complete road trip. Paps After Third Straight Tonight Blytheville Junior High School's Papooses go after their third straight win tonight when they take on the strong Alexander Junior High Team at the Haley Field Gym. Title Match Headlines Mat Card . A triple-header card, including a heavyweight title match and a bout between two women wrestl- «rs has been lined up for tonight's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. The feature attraction will be a southern heavyweight championship bout between Freddie Blassie of St. Louis, the current southern heavyweight champion, and Red Robert*. Saturday it was reported that the bout would be for the southern junior heavyweight championship but this was in error. Blassie won the southern title by winning a tournament after !he title was vacated. He will be fnv- ored to retain his crown in his brawl against Roberts. In a semi-windup affair two women wrestlers, Bonnie Watson and Olga Zepeda will square off in a one-hour time limit affair. Both women are rated high in the national, rankings and both will be making their first appearance here. In another preliminary bout two male heavyweights. Butch Boyett and Charlie Carr, will square off toi a one-hour time limit bout. The heavyweight championship bout will hold considerable interest. This will be the third chnrnplonshp bout match staged here in less than three months. A short time ago Roberts twice tried to rest the southern junior heavyweight crown from Ray Pirett in bouts held here. Johnny Loves The Redlegs NEW YORK (.fl — Johnny An-, ;onelH of the Giants, the National League's top pitcher, loved to pitch against the Cincinnati Redlegs during 1954. He beat them five times. Next on Johnny's favorite list were the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. They were victims four times. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATE!* PRESS New York &B, Syracuse 89 Boston 94, phiiidalphia 91 overtime Fort Wayne 105. Rochester 8-1 Minneapolis 82, Milwaukee 79 Double Destruction MCKEESPORT, Va. (.fl — In 1953, the nearly complete residence which Mrs. Annabelle Pagan was having built next to her home burned to the ground. She ordered another house on the same site. Now that has burned to the ground, too. Origin of the blazes could not be determined. A doubleheader is on the menu with the B teams of the two schools scheduled to play at 7 p.m. The Paps, who last week came to life by whipping a high flying Dyess Junior High team, will have their work cut out for them in tonight's game, Alexander has a record of 23 wins aganst a single loss. That one loss was a six-point decision to Jonesboro which is rated as one of the best junior high teams in the state. Top Game The Pape, after a slow start, have really come around of late. Led by pivotman and ace scorer Bill Wyatt, the junior Chicks have turned into a fast-breaking aggregation ana last week proved that they are quite capable of moving the ball in swift fashion. Against Dyess they turned in their best performance of the year as they-showed plenty of speed and scoring punch. Following the Alexander game tonight the paps will have but three games left on their 1954-56 schedule. They play Osceola here, Jan. 31, go to Alexander Feb. 7, and close the season against Manila here Feb. 10. Girl Bowlers Ready SIOUX CITY. Iowa Ifl • Sioux City Woman's Bowling Assn. is hopeful of giving 100 per cent to the WIBC national tournament in Omaha next spring. The Sioux City girls have about tioned league bowlers making plans for all of them — 160 teams — to compete at the tourney. The 800 sanc- and are The Chicks are scheduled to get back into action tomorrow night when they play Greenway in their first tournament game at Paragould, Two years ago it was this same Greenway team that whipped the Chicks by one point in the Paragould tournament finals. The Chicks hit their best scoring balance of the year in Saturday night's victory over a good Marianna team. The Chicks trailed throughout most of the game but came to life with a 20-point third period that pushed them into the lead to stay. Perfect Balance The Chicks had perfect scoring balance in the game. Freddy Akers was high point man with 12, but other members followed in this order: Fred Hodge got 11, Charles Abbott, Danny Cpbb and Bobby Jones 10 each, Chuck Langston six, Jimmy Bratcher four and Danny Edgmon two. Mflrianna jumped off to an early lead and worked it to a 22-12 margin at the end of the first period. The Chicks rallied in the second period and closed the gap to 32-30 at halftime with Marianna still in front. But then Coach Jimmy Fisher's the mark and through while Marianna was getting but 8 and the Chicks had a 50-40 edge at the end of three periods. In the fourth, Blytheville got 15 points to 10 for Marianna as the Chicks held on. 12th A'ictory The victory was the ,12th of the year for the Chicks against only one defeat. For Marianna, Flower was the whole show. He scored 24 points for the Porcupines and stayed in the Chicks' hair all night. The Paragould tournament is one of the better invitational affairs in this area. It brings together some of the top Class A and Class B talent of District Three including Blytheville, Greeneway, Greene County Tech and Paragould. The Chicks will play at home Friday night, taking on Greene County Tech in a pair of games at Haley Field. Blytheville Pos. Marianna Cobb (10) F (24) Flowers Abbott (101 p oi Barnhart Hodges (11) C (6) Moore Akers (12) G (3) Hudspeth Jones (10) G (4) Clay Substitutions: Blytheville — Langston (6). Bratcher (4), Edgmon (2), Hyde, Stanley. Marianna — Mitchell (4). Tribe really found pushed 20 points CHANGEABLE COLORS Frogs have black pigment cells in their skin, which they can contract or expand. When they are enlarged, the animal appears dark, while it is paler when the pigment cells are contracted. WANTED: MOTH HOLES-^Spectators of the non-payine variety had their view blocked by this enormous curtain, hunj across the ski }ump during International Intersport Week at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (NBA) Only One Loop Game In SWC This Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baylor and Southern Methodist have the floor to themselves this week in the Southwest Conference basketball race, they meet Friday night at Dallas in a game sure to give the winner a share of the conference lead. Texas Christian, current leader in the conference campaign with a 4-1 record, sticks to out-of-circuit play in a Saturday night game against Abilene Christian at Abilene. Baylor and, SMU are tied for second with 3-1 records, assuring the winner of their game a 4-1 mark and a tie for first place. In other games this week. Arkansas plays host to the Univeristy of Oklahoma City Tuesday night at Fayetteville and Texas meets the University of Houston Saturday night at Houston. TCU Beats Aggies TCU took back sole possession of first place Saturday -night with 71-58 victory over Texas 'A&M after falling into a tie with SMU earlier in the week as the Horned Progs lost to Rice 73-63. Baylor joined the first-place deadlock Fri- with 87-75 victory day night over Rice. Baylor beat Texas A&M 89-77 and A&M defeated Louisiana State 58-47 in other games la:;t week. SMU, Texas and Arkansas were idle. O'Ne;il in L«ad A 37-point surge against Texas A&M kept TCU's Dick O'Neal well in the lead in individual scoring for both season and conference play. O'Neal slipped from his 28- point average when held to 13 points by Rice. The 6-fool-7 sophomore pivot- man holds a 113-point lead in sea- Telligman 162 to 99. In season standings, TCU .sets the pace with a 12-4 record. SMU is second with 9-6. Tech Remains On Top in A!C Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketbalJ picture remained relatively unchanged after last week's light schedule, Ai kansas Tech, which downed tv\o league foes during the week, srill was perched atop the conference record was five victories against no defeats. Tech's victories were scored over The College of the Ozarks, 93-77. and Arkansas State Teachers, 9674. Arkansas A&M remained hot on the league-leader's heels by picking up a victory over the Ozarks, 86-53. for a 7-1 conference record. A&M's lone conference loss was to State Teachers. Should Tech and A&M continue on the winning road, next Saturday's clash between the two could be a decisive Indication of the outcome of the championship race. Southern State clambered up a step on the conference ladder last Blytheville Awarded District Junior High Cage Tournament For the first time in its history, BlyiteviJJ* will be host to a district baskelbaW tournt. ment this year. Blytheville Junior High School yesterday was awarded the District 3 junior high tournament which will be held in the Haley Field Gym the week of Feb. 13-19. Sites for the district tournaments were picked yesterday at a meeting of District Three officials in Jonesboro, Arkansas State College was awarded the Class A senior tournament with the Class B tournament going to Mnrmaduke. BlythevUie Junior High School offered a bid of $703.51 for the Junior tournament and it was high. Jonesboro was the only other city interested in the tournament. Pairings Made Pairings for, the tournaments were made at the same time. Blytheville's Chicks, seeded No. 2 in the district pairings, catches Poc- ahontaa in its" first tournament action. Leachville was seeded No, 1 and automatically drew a bye. Jones- bsro wr.s,seeded No. 3 and placed in the same bracket .with Leachville. The Hurricane plays Harrisburg in its first game: Rector was seeded No. 4 and put in the same bracket with Blytheville. The Black Cats are scheduled to meet West Memphis 1 in their first tournament action. Manila, Mississippi County's other Class A team, catches Corning first in the tournament action. Manila is in BlytheviUe's bracket. The Class A tournament is scheduled for the first week m March and the Class B the last week In February. Blytheville was seeded No. 4 in the junior pairings with Jonesboro top seeded, the first place winner in the Greene County tournament getting the No. 2 seeding and Bay seeded No. 3. Paps Play Corning The Paps are scheduled to play Corning In their first tournament action. Leachville and Manila were both placed in the upper bracket with the Greene County winner while the Paps got in the lower bracket with Jonesboro. Here are the first round pairings hit he Class A and junior Class A tournaments: Class A—Blytheville vs. Pocahontas. Corning vs. Manila; Greene County Tech vs. Bay; Rector vs. West Memphis; Leachville vs. bye; Marked Tree vs. Paragould; Piggott vs. Trumann; Jonesboro vs. Harrisburg. Juniors — Greene County No. 1 vs. Rector; Leachville vs. Greene County No. 2; Manila vs. Truniann; Bay vs. Greene County No. 3{ Jonesboro vs. Piggott; Pocahontas vs. West Memphis; Marked Tree vs. ITarrisburg; Blythevilhe vs. Corning. son scoring with 427 to 214 for | week on the strength of a solid SMU's Jim Krebs. In conference ; no-84 triumph over Ouachita Col- play, O'Neal leads Rice's Sports Roundup— Jim Tatum Casts His Vote for UCLA Terry j i ege and the loss by Teachers. The Tutors from Comvay sagged to the fourth notch. It was Arkansas College, however, that provided the comeback of the week. The men from Batesville, starting out with a 1-4 league record good enough only for the cellar, bowled over three AIC oppon- Dartmouth Seeks New Grid Coach HANOVER. N. H. tfP> — Athletic Director Robert A. iRedj Rolfe oi Dartmouth College says "an early decision can be expected" in the announcement of a successor tired head footbaH coach Tuss Mc- Laughry. Rolfe made the statement last night when asked to comment on a report that Denver University Coach Bob Btackman was interviewed over the week-end with regard ot the job. "We will make no announcement until the coach is selected," Rolfe said. Baseball Rules Changes- Smaller Catcher's Box To Hurt Some Hurlers CHICAGO (AP) — The intentional pass may boomerang with a hit or a balk this season-under a new baseball rule whacking the catcher's box from 16 feet of roaming room to only 43 inches. Italian Fighter MakesU.S.Debut Angelo Brisci Goes Against Pete Adams In Bout Tonight By MURRAY ROSE The Associated Press Most of boxing's new talent is coining from Europe these days. Another newcomer. Italy's Angelo Brisci, makes his U. S. debut tonight against scrappy Pete Adams of Newark, N. J.. in the main 10- rounder at New Yorks St. Nicholas Arena. Duniont will telecast the bout starting at 9 p.m. GST. Young' In Action Paddy Young, a veteran on the comeback trail, and Tony Johnson a youngster on the rise, collide in an all-New York light heavyweight 10-rounder at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight. Telecast, by ABC-TV, is at 9 p.m. GST. Lightweight champion Jimmy Carter, who regained his crown from Paddy De Marco Nov. 17, gets back to work Wednesday night in Spokane, Wash., when he faces tough Bobby Woods of Spokane in a nontitie, non-TV, 10-rounder. Giardcllo Bacrk Joey Giardello, middleweight coii- tender from Philadelphia, meets Al Andrews of Superior, Wis. at Norfolk, Va., Wednesday. The 10-rounder will be telecast by CBS-TV, at 9 p.m. CST. Nino Valdes. the No. 1 heavyweight Contender, goes after his That change and a "stopwatch" mandate for a pitcher to deliver within 20 seconds when the sacks are empty are the foremost of some 49 revisions this year by baseball's official Playing Rules Committee. 43 Inches Wide The cnanges were disclosed today by Jim Gallagher, business manager of the Chicago Cubs, who serves as chairman of the nine- man committee. The catcher's box will be reduced to a rectangular area, 43 inches wide directly behind home plate, which is 17 inches wide. The former triangular catcher's box flared back to a 16-foot width. A wild pitcher might thereby toss one that a long-limbed hitter like Ted Williams could smash for a bit. If the catcher gets outside hiJ 43-inch box before the ball leaves the 'pitcher's hand, a balk will tw called. Already in Books The rule prodding pitchers to hurl within 20 seconds with the bases unoccupied long has been on the books, but now both the American and National leagues are being asked to enforce it by use of » stopwatch by the third base umpire. The penalty is calling of a "ball" by the umpire. The rule is directed against "senseless and unnecessary delays." •Broken Sleep Raccoons go to sleep when food Is scarce in winter and, during mild spells, often leave the den during the night to satisfy their appetites. ' lUh straight victory Tuesday night against Jack Flood of Spokane in « 10-rounder at Huntington, W. VS. son raising their standing to fifth By GAYLE TALBOT COLLEGE PARK. Md. (*—Jim Tatum, the halfacre of man who coaches Maryland's football team, did not flinch when he was asked what he personally thought was the greatest team in the country the past-fa]]. Jim seldom flinches when he is asked what he thinks about anything, including nuclear power. "Maybe I can't tell you which was the greatest, for sure," Jim said with unaccustomed modesty, "but I can toll you what was the best college team I've ever played coached against — UCLA. It took my boys weeks to get over the beating they got in that game out there. "Big and Rough" "Don't get me wrong — there wasn't anything dirty about it. That team of Red Sanders was just big and good and rough, every last one of them. Yeah, they only beat us two touchdowns to one, but they could have beat us by three or four more if they hadn't played scored football. Why they didn't go into the air after they had pulled us in to stop their, vunning attack I'll never understand. Maybe Red just took pity on us. " Was UCLA betteer thnn Ohio State, then, he Was asked. "No, didn't .say that" Jim demurred. "I didn't play against Ohio State. They must have been mighty good. But if you'll look It up, you'll find that the Buckeyes didn't beat, n single team that was ranked /in the AP first 10 while UCLA did. They beat us and we were No. 8." We did look it up later, and Jim was slightly in error on that one. for Ohio State did beat, one of the AP's final .top 10. The Buckeyes whomped Wisconsin 31-14 en route to the Big Ten title. Anyhow, Tatum was asked, didn't the fact that Ohio State went through its Big Ten schedule un defeated mean more, by and large than that Sanders' monsters gave his boys lumps and bruises? "It might to some," Jim said, "especially to those that think the Big Ten is such a tough league from top to bottom. Personally, I don't think it is. Maybe it is better balanced than the Const Conference, but I don't think it's anywhere near as strong, team for team, as the Southwest Conference is now." FOR SALE GREEN BEETLE CAFE FIXTURES Located at 315 West Main St. - This Building Rents For $60 A Month. 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