The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 24, 1955
Page 7
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MONDAY, JANUARY M, BLYTHBVILLS (AEK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SETEH Champs Are Crowned In Osceola GG Action ¥ * i * * * * * * Earle Walks Off with Team Title By BILLY BEALL Courier News Correspondent The pre-lournament prediction that the 1955 Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Tournament's championship bouts would be more oustanding than ever in the past proved to be correct as the finals held at tjje Osceola High School Gymnasium Saturday night offered the fight fans in this area some very interesting moments. Coach Jack Brawley's Earle ag gregation copped the Team Tro phy for having the most winner; and Brawley's outfit is expected ti give a good account of themselve; in the Mid-South Tournament com mencing in Memphis next week. A capacity crowd was on hant to cheer the golden glovers on fi their ring exploits and the fighter: showed their appreciation by battl ing from start to finish. Tourna rnent officials were very pleasec with the turnout and also the bouts in the fourth night of fighting. They are expecting better crowds and more fighters in the future as the fight followers presen Saturday night will undoubtably re turn next year for more of this leather-throwing affair and w:" pass the word on to their friends. Winners Get Gloves Awards given other than the team trophy are individual golden gloves to the champion in each di Vision and a silver glove to the loser in the final bout for divisional championship. The novice fighter who is voted the most outstanding receives an individual trophy as does the outstanding open fighter. Lloyd Lam, a 139 novice welterweight out of Caraway was given the novice award and Murrell Lee, Caraway's H4 pound welterweight, received the open award. Although all of the fights were of the highest caliber expected in golden glove fighting the fans demonstrated they enjoyed the added attraction of the tournamenl which was an exhibition between Dale Davis, last year's most outstanding fighter in the "Mid-South, and James Ellis, a boy who is expected to go all the way in this year's Mid-South Tourney. There was no decision given on the boul which .went the full three rouni and which was a terrific battle from the opening gong to the final second* Davis, who hails from Senath, Missouri and Ellis, Earle representative in the tournament via Harding College at Searcy, demonstrated fine talent for handling themselves inside the twenty-foot square. Davis moved with catlike precision and Is terrific In his close-In battling keeping his opponents off balance. Ellis has a powerful lefthook which stings when it connects and although he was considered the underdog in this match he proved hi *, has plenty of ring savvy and likes to mix it up. Lee Is Tops In the open welterweight fight between Murrell Lee of Earle and Raymond Vega of Osceola fight fans viewed a welterweight in Lee who has enough ring talent to make it tough on any opponet who climbs through the ropes and there is an outstanding chance Lee and Ellis will meet head-on in the fin- ate of the mid-South Tournament as both will be participants in the Memphis bouts and both fight in the same open division. Two of the three scheduled added attractions did not appear on the fight card as Ralph Diaz, 1G7 pounder from Cape Girardeau could not niRke the trek down, and the tournament's boxing physician eliminated David Starling, an open ' bantomweight from swapping blows with Jimmie .Mead of Trumann because the youngster was running a high temperature. Diaz wns to oppose Larry Reed of Earle in an open llghtheavyweight bout. Results: 70-82 — Don Brawley, Earle de- cisioned Arlle Neal, Earle. 81>-94 — Raymond Stanfield, Burdette, decisioned Bobby Richardson, Earle. 94-105 — David Mckelvey, Earle, decisioned Eddie Parham, Osceola. Novice flyweight — Charles Smith, Earle, decisioned Roy Wilson, Kelser. Open flyweight — Bob Porter, Osceola, decisioned James Baker, Osceola. . , Novice bantamweight — Bobby! pickerson, M I s s c o, decisioned j Charles Spence, Keiser. ! Open bantamweight — David i Starling, Joiner, unopposed. j Novice featherweight — Billy Smith, Earle, knocked out Bobby Hodge, Osceola, first round. Open featherweight — Jimmy Mead, Trumann, unopposed. Novice lightweight — Jimmy Wilklns, Earle decisioned Foy Carrington, Earle. Open lightweight — James Bagley, Joiner, unopposed. Novice welterweight — Lloyd Lnmb, Caraway, won by technical knockout over Jimmy Wright, Earle, first round. Open welterweight — Murrell Lee, Enrle, knocked out Raymond Vega, Wilson, first round. Novice middleweight — David Hull, Missco won by technical knockout over Stanley Perry, Joiner, third round. Open middleweight — James Ellis, Enrle, unopposed. Novice llghthenvyweight — Carl Pankey, Burdette, decisioned Tho- mrts Clayton Crye, Osceola. Open llKhtheavywelght — Larry Reed, Earle, unopposed. Open heavyweight — Ed Daniels, Earle, unopposed. Smallest Smallest Democratic rcprosentfi- tfon In tho U. 8, Senate occurred in the 30th Congress, 1806-07, when there were only 10 Democratic members; smallest Republican representation wns in the 34th Congress, 1855-57, when there were only II Republican* seated. ARKANSAS OUTDOORS \& * insas Game fr Rsh Commission 1954-55 Duck Harvest Expected To Be One of Smallest on Record LITTLE ROCK — The Game and Fish Commission expects the 1954-55 waterfowl season to go on record as representing one of the smallest duck harvests in recent years. Commission Secretary T. A. McAmis said that, even with the arge population of ducks reported ,n the state during most of December and early January, shoot- ng was restricted since the ducks were concentrated, for the greater part, in only five or six areas, le added that only during the last 'ew days of the season were the >revailing shooting conditions anywhere near normal. For this reason, Commission waterfowl technicians are predicting the lowest <ill report in several years. Analyzing the conditions that con- ;ributed to poor duck shooting ,his year, we find that regular aerial surveys of waterfowl and water, conditions were made by Commission biologists in September. The important concentration areas and samples of other sec- ions, such as river drainages and •ice fields, were • checked every ,wo weeks. Limited Water Supply This first survey revealed several hundred blue-winged teals had already moved into the state and ound a limited water supply n'ailable. These birds normally begin to arrive in Arkansas during he latter part of August, but they lad probably never found It much [rier than this year. By the mid- lie of September tho count was up to 2,500', nearly all of which which were blue wings. The pintail, another early migrant, begin to show up in fair lumbers.the first of October. Mal- ards were just barely on the list t this time. However, by the mid- le^of the month, the count showed: early 40,000 ducks in the state! vith jjintails making up more than' alf this number while there were nly a few thousand each of blue- j nd green-winged teals and still! ewer ninllards. At the time the season opened n November 17, the water short- ge was still extremely acute with ucks being counted in larger .umbers only on the larger re- ervoirs and a few areas into p hich water had been pumped. 11 of the "open range" and the ubllc shooting areas were dry ith the exception of Big Lake, uck use of the rivers was also ery low. The survey located ov- r a half-million ducks, which 'ere now about 90% mallards, now early all on reservoirs and the Vhlte River Refuge. Rains Came Late Water conditions remained large- unchanged until the last few ays of the season when rains af- orded the first opportunity for lany Arkansas duck hunters to •y their luck. The public shooing grounds and most of the other • REISER'S BOYS — One of Mississippi County's most improved boys teams this year is Keiser's Yellow Jackets. The Jackets lack height but make up for this .in speed and hustle. Members of the squad are; front row (left to right) -- Harold Dixon, Bobby Dixon, David Whitehead, Clarence Spain, Mobley Hurst, Bonnie Passeur and Bobby Petty. Back row — Coach Charles Sims, Jimmie Matson, Billie Ray Lloyd, Clyde Scudder, Johnny Grows, Carl Spain and Harold Gridley. College Action Returns To Normal This Wee/c By ED COKR1GAN The Associated Press The two-week examination lull in college basketball ends Saturday night when practically every major club ia the country takes the court again. But, meanwhile, the Northwestern and Tulsa teams have things other than exams on their minds tonight. Northwestern, the current leader of the up-and-down Big Ten race with a 3-1 mark, could take a commanding lead by defeating Minnesota tonight in Minneapolis. The Gophers are in a three-way tie for second place with Illinois and Iowa, all showing 3-2 records. The Wildcats are the fourth outfit in the past three weeks to climb atop the league. They pulled ahead by upsetting Iowa 93-73 last Saturday, while Michigan State was dropping Minnesota 87-75, Still, Minnesota will be favored. Tied for Lead Tulsa is tied f<# the lead in the tough Missouri Valley Conference with St. Louis and faces a serious test tonight against Houston. Then, on Saturday ,Coach Clarence IBA takes his club to Stlllwater, Okla., to battle brother Hank IBA's Oklahoma A&M outfit. One other league front-runner is slated to see action tonight. Colorado, the Big Seven pacesetter with three victories and no defeats, has a date with Iowa State in Boulder. This shouldn't be an* problem for Colorado. Here's how the other major conferences stand: Ivy League—Cornell and Pe»n tied for first. Georgia Strong Skyline—Utah has just about wrapped up the title. Southeastern — Georgia has showed unexpected strength, but will step into the fire Saturday when it plays Alabama, riding along in first place with an unblemished league record and rated the club most likely to give Kentucky a tussle for the title. Southwest— Texas Christian ia back in the No. 1 spot, but there will be a tie after Friday's Baylor-Southern Methodist, game. Atlantic Coast North Carolina is leading with 71-1, but Maryland is right behind with 8-2. Pacific Coast-Oregon State has a commanding lead in the Northern Division while UCLA and Stanford remained tied for the Southern Division lead. developed areas had sufficient water to attract some ducks. Use j on the rivers ,had increased. How- f ever, there was still no general overflow to spread the waterfowl, present in state, to the extent that hunting could be considered good for all concerned. The December 15th aerial count hit a new high of 1,375,550 birds, and by the last of the season when hunting conditions had Improved, about a quarter of a million of these birds had departed. Water supply, the key factor, determines the number of ducks that stop in Arkansas and their availability to the hunter which is even more important. The reservoirs, refuges, and other permanent water areas play a vital part in holding birds that would otherwise pass on to greener pastures — or wetter lands in this case. Between now and spring the number of ducks may double the high figure given if water is available. Weather conditions are also an influence. Many ducks are still north of us. The northward migra- Seixas, Trabert In Quarter Finals Of Aussie Meet tion will begin in the near future, with pintails being one of the first to start moving. Let's hope when the time again comes for them to wing their way back toward Arkansas in the fall that we will have more wate comodations with which to come them. ADELAIDE, Australia tfP) — Vi Seixas and Tony Trabert, heroe of the United States' Davis Cui triumph last month, reached th quarterfinals of the Australian Na tional Tennis championships today Seixas, U. S. national champior from Philadelphia, sailed through Malcolm Anderson, a young Aus tralian, 6-2, -6-0, 6-2, but Trabert had to go all out to save his match with young Neale Fraser of Aus tralia,"l-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6 T 4, 6-4. . Two other Americans, both junio players who came here with thi Davis Cup.squad to gain experi ence, were eliminated by Aussi stars. Rex Hartwig dropped a set but conquered Mike Green* of Mi ami Beach, Fla., 6-1, 9-11, 6-0, 6-2 while Merry Rose, the defending champion, whipped Gerry Moss alsi of Miami Beach, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1. Metronome's Inventor The metronome, instrument th; beats time for musicians, prob ably was invented by Winkel, o Amsterdam, but was patented b> wel- j the German, Johann Maelzel 1816. Let's Get to the of things! For the human heart—a skilled M.D.—and for the 'heart' of your car—a skilled D.M.— (Doctor of Motors). Scientific Motor Analysis and Tune-up 5.95 Parts Extra Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 3-4453 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Adults 50c — Children 15c Monday, Jan. 24 8:15 p.m. * * * Three Star Card * * * * Championship Match For Southern Heavyweight Title FREDDIE BLASSIE Southern Heavyweight Champion RED ROBERTS 00 Minute Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls — FREDDIE BLASSIE — • Girl Wrestlers Miss Olga Zepeba Vi. Miss Bonnie Watson 1 hour time limit — best 2 out, of S falls • Preliminary Match BUTCH BOYETT CHARLIE CARR 1 hour lime limit — befit 2 out of ft. falls DOUBLE "THE CONVENIENCE of your telephone service with extension telephones in the kitchen, bedroom, living room. An extension telephone saves a lot of steps, adds privacy. SPRINGY "COIL-UP" CORD* ICS5BN TANGLING and are less likely to catch on furniture. Cord pulls out to full length easily - springs back to short coil when not in use. HEAR YOUR TELEPHONE RING from anywhere in the house or yard. You won't miss calls with a loud (but adjustable) boll installed on (he or exterior of the house. Especially helpful for 'outdoors" families ARE YOU HARD TO FIND IN THE TELEPHON^DIRECTORY? If you live with friends or relatives, an "extra listing" (your own name listed with the telephone where you live) eliminates guesswork, makes you easy to find . •. costs less than a penny a day. FOR LARGE FAMILIES, A SECOND MAIN LINE gives everyone better service. Two members of the family can make calls at the same time. Xo more need for Dad or Mother to wait for their teenagers to hang up. PLUG-IN TELEPHONE — a handy portable extension you can move about the house. Plugs into telephone outlets wherever you occasionally want a , telephone. For example: patio, sleeping rooms, game room, workshop. Now you can tailor your telephone service to fit your family's needs As useful as the telephone in your home is, it's only the beginning of the telephone convenience you can offer your family. With a little planning and a few additions, you can make your telephone service even- more helpful, even more time-saving — at small cost. Call the telephone business office. Our service representative will be happy to tell you about any of the additional services shown here — without obligation, of course. Call today. CHECK THESE OTHER FEATURES AVAILABLE FOR TAILORED TELEPHONE CONVENIENCE • Special volume-control telephone for the hord-of- hearing • Light-up dial telephone • Cut-off twitch for extentton telephone • Wad telephone (in ivory or black) • Automatic telephone antwerlng »t — antwen and take* meteagee wMk you're away. Call POplar 3-4531 P.S. Long Dfofcmc* k fwk« a* toft wfcwi yov «aff by iwmfctr

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