The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 25, 1955
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWB TUESDAY, JANUARY 36, 19H Chicks Play Greenway •» Tonight at Paragould **** **** Tribe Favorite in Tournament Paps Whip Alexander For 3rd Straight Win Blytheville's justling Papooses put on a fine first half showing last night and then staved off a last half rally by a strong Alexander squad as they annexed their third straight Coach Jimmy Fisher's once-beaten Chickasaws go against Greenway at 9 p. m. tonight in their first, action in Paragould High School's invitational basketball tournament at the Paragould High School gym. The tournament gets underway at 6 p. m. today with three games on tonight's _ * The chicks are the favorites in the eight team tournament which has three Class A teams and five from Class B entered. Other games tonight pit Dixie's boys against Deleplaine at 6; and Greenway's girls against Dele- plaine at 7:30. Pigrgott Plays Stanford First round action will continue tomorrow night with three more games. At 6 tomorrow night Piggott's boys play Stanford, at 7:30 Dixie's girls play Piggott and at 9 Paragould's boys take on Oak Grove. If the Chicks win tonight they will play the winner of the Dixie- Deleplaine game at 7:30 p. Thursday night. Finals in the tournament will be held Saturday night. The Chicks fresh from a successful Invasion of central and southern Arkansas last weekend, spent yesterday in getting ready for the P-aragould tournament action. Play Tech Thursday Coach Fisher ran his tribe through a lengthy drill and tapered off with a light shooting drill. The Chicks will be busy this week. Aside from the Paragould tournament they are scheduled to play Greene County Tech here Friday night in a game that should have some bearing on the District 3A tournament next month. While Tech is not one of the stronger teams in the district, they have played all of the top teams, including Jonesboro. And, too, the game will mark the renewal of the court rivalry between Coach Fisher and Coach Bo McKeel of Tech. victory by a 37-33 count. The victory gave Blytheville< Junior High School an even break in the doubleheader with Alexander. In a preliminary game the Alexander reserves clobbered the .Paps' B team by a 62-20 score. Playing a fast breaking game all the way the Paps jumped off to an early lead, gaining a 15-4 margin at the end of the first stanza. They kept up their fast moving and hot shooting during the second quarter and left the court at halftime with a 24-13 edge. Lost Shooting Eye But they lost their shooting eye during the intermission and had to scurry to keep their lead during the third period. Alexander took advantage of the Paps' third period lapse and closed the gap with some fine floor play and set shooting to whittle the Paps lead down to six points at the three-quarter turn. Leading 29-23 going: into, the fourth, the Paps settled down to a more deliberate brand of offense but still had trouble finding the range as their ace point mak er, BUI Wyatt was some close guarding. hobbled by However, the Paps took advantage of numerous Alexander fouls in the waning minutes and protected their lead from the free throw line. Moore Scores 3t Fine set shooting by guard Ed Moore kept the Paps out in front all the way. Moore who scored 22 points for high score honors, hit almost at wilJ from back of the free throw circle as the air-tight Alexander zone defense kept Wyatt pretty well bottled. But is was the re-bound work of Duncan and Coalter that really kept the Paps in good shape. Time after time the two Blytheville forwards swept the ball of the backboards in spite of a definite height advantage held by the Alexander team. Dowdy, a six-foot-plus pivotman, was Alexander's big threat. His 21 points was high for his team. The loss was only the second for Alexander in 24 games. The other was a 16 point setback at the hands By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Three Pemiscot County basketball A games are on tap for tonight with five of the county's teams slated for action. Caruthersville's Tigers, with a record of five wins and seven losses, will play host to tough teams from Jackson, Mo. That will be a twin bill with both the A and B teams playing. Braggadocio's Eagles will journey to Deering for a doubleheader. The A and B teams will battle on the court there. Rom Malone'B Holland cagers will take on Bragg City at Bragg City. Inactive teams tonight will be Warden's Cardinals, Steele's Bulldogs, and Hayti's Indians and Cooter's Wild Cats. Playing an extra game on Thursday night at Hayti will be the Indias and Holland. In another additional contest, Deering's juniors go to Holland on Wednesday. of Jone: High. Blytheville Duncan (2) Coalter (4) Wyatt (3) Moore (22) Bratcher (5) loro's Annie Camp Junior Pos. F F C G G Substitutions: Blytheville — Williford (1). Alexander — Pillows (1), Wells and Tiddle. Alexander (6) Gibson (5) Richey (21) Dowdy Evans Red dick EASES TASK - William L Buckeridge, Jr., of Oconomowoc, Wis., has found another use tor his divJng mask. Besides solving the problem of dealing with onions, he thinks it has possibilities as a face-saver while eating grapefruit 5 SeMo Teams To Play Tonight Jackson to Invade Caruthersville; Holland to Travel Arkansas State Coach Hunting JONESBORO, Ark. Ifl — Arkansas State College is looking for a new football coach. Dr. Carl R. Reng, president of the college, said last night that Glen Harmeson would not be offered a new contract when his present one expires in July. Harmeson, who came to Arkansas State last year from an assistant coach's post at Purdue University, said he would remain until his contract expires in July. He said he is making plans for spring practice. Harmeson's Indians won only one game last season, defeating Lewis College of while losing nine. Lockport, HI., Tony Lupien, former first baseman with the Red Sox. Phillies and White Sox, is now the manager of Jamestown, N. Y., in the PONY League. /oung Eyes Olson After TKO Victory By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (J?> — One good win deserves another so Paddy Young and Petey (One-Finger) Adams, technical knockout victims in last night's television fights, are looking forward today to another payday within the next month. It will be a fat one for flat- hosed Paddy if the final details are cleared for a non-title scrap with Middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson in the Chicago Stadium, Feb. 16. This one could mean about $10,000 for the come- backing New Yorker, who scored his third straight victory in stopping young Tony Johnson,' a fellow New Yorker, in 1:05 of the fifth round at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway arena. Adams, a sharp-punching New- irk, N. J., middleweight, racked up his fourth successive triumph by halting crude Angelo Brlsci in 2:51 of the ninth heat at St. Nicholas Arena. The 23-year-old New Jersey Negro, who had four fingers of his right hand amputated at the joints following an accident three years ago, earned another TV shot in the St. Nicks. In about four weeks, he'll go again with either Allie Gronik of Detroit or Pat Lowrey of Toledo. LET HIM OUT—The man's got some scoring to do. Boston's Bill Sharman finds himself wedged between Jim Pollard of Minne« apolis and an unidentified player (luring All-Star Game at Madion Square Garden. As usual, Sharman got free enough to score 20 ooints. (NEA) NCAA's TV Committee Opens Session Today CHICAGO (AP) — The new NCAA television committee, faced with one of the toughest jobs involving college athletics, meets for the first time today in an effort to develop a 1955 TV football program which will satisfy all factions. The 12-man committee is sche-t duled to elect a chairman today and set a timetable for discussions and formulation of the program. Walter Byers, executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. said: "Two or three meetings are expected to be held in the process of developing a plan. By early March, the committee hopes to have, a plan finally approved by the NCAA membership in a mail referendum." Want Regional TV Difficulties of gaining approval stem from the various views of the many conferences and areas. The Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conferences want nationally controlled regional television. They have threatened to telecast independently if the NCAA continues its restricted Game-of-the-Week policy. The powerful Eastern College Athletic Assn. made up of 101 members wants national TV continued with some liberalization. Then there, are such inde- >endents as Notre Dame, Pennsylvania and other NCAA members who want unrestricted television. No Batting Advice Given CINCINNATI f/P)—Manager Birdie Tebbetts of the Redlcgs thinks his slugging first baseman, Ted Kluszewski, has the best chance of any batter in the big leagues to break Babe Ruth's 60-homer mark. The pilot also admitted that he couldn't give any hitting advice to big Klu. "This past season Ted smacked 49 home runs. In my 18 years of major league ball I hit 39!" only Blassie Keeps Wrestling Title Red Roberts Beaten In Bid for Crown Freddie Blassie, the southern heavyweight champion, retained his crown here last night but it took some quick thinking to do it. Blassie defeated challenger Red Roberts two out of three falls in their National Wrestling Alliance- sanctioned championship bout at Memorial Audiorium last night. In addition to the championship bout, two preliminary matches were also on the card. In the first Butch Boyett and Charlie Carr battled for one hour without a winner. The bout was declared a draw. In the second. Olga Zepcda won consecutive falls from Bonnie Watson. Miss Zepeda took the first fall in 12 minutes with a body pin and she came back to grab the second in the same time with a body straddle. Roberts, one of the toughest grapplers in the business today, gave the favored Blassie all he wanted before yielding to a bit of trickery in the third and deciding fall. Roberts had Blassie nearly unconscious after applying a series of sleep holds in the third and deciding fall. His attempts to pin him were foiled time after time by either Blassie himself or the referee. After four unsuccessful pin attempts, Roberts grabbed Blassie in a half crab. Blassie, thinking fast, gently tapped Roberts on the back. Roberts, thinking it was the referee doing the tapping and that the bout was over relinquished his hold Osceola Shoots for Ninth W/'n In Game with Armorel Tonight \ Back on their home court after having played three straigh't • games away from home, the Osceola Seminoles will play host tonight | to the Armorel Tigers. The junior teams from both schools will get; things underway in the first game of a doubleheader with the varsity \ fives tangling in the finale. [ Osceola's senior group will be shooting for their ninth win of ihe season and their fifth in a row'and the junior version of the Seminoles will also be going for their ninth win of the campaign and their third in a row. The Seminoles record to date Is 8-5 and the juniors boast an 8-1 record, having dropped only one game to the Dyess team. The big problem for tonight's Same for Coach Austin Hanner's Seminoles will be corraling Arm- Orel's high point shooter Carl Patterson. The Armorel bucket-tosser iias a bad night when he is held to less than twenty-five points and to put the ropes around him is a terrific job for any crew of guards. Tonight's outcome will have ?reat deal to say as the number ;wo team in the county and both teams will be going all out for. this one as the winner will probably TWOTO ONE . . . These are food od*i—Mpeeially when you p«j two smaller bills rather than one Mf on«. For news about small-payment, six-month aulomobila Insurance, call M today. RAYMOND ZACHRY 11? N. 2nd. ln*uronc« Agtncy Phone 3-881R be placed in the opposite bracket] to the Dyess Eagles and the loser will probably have their place on the same side of the bracket as the Eagles. Probable starters for the Seminoles: Wade Rodgers and Nelson Hopkins at the guard slots; Dick Lucas in the center role; and Jack Reeves and Bopper. Cone in the forward positions. For the Juniors: ; Ray Mann and Logan, guards; Lloyd Moore or S. E. Stovall, cent- \ er; and Jerry Hill and J. Reese, forwards. CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movie Film • We have Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 In Osceola... You may buy the Courier News at Cramer's Cafe and Rtidy Drugs GET ACQUAINTED OFFER for the rest of this week • Wash Job • Lubrication • Oil Change (5 qts.) All for only $750 3 Take advantage of this special offer and get acquainted . with our efficient Service Department. We are pleased to announce the addition of two com* petent members to our service dept. Mr. Clyde Dooley — Lubrication Mr. W. F. Cotton — Mechanic Bud Wilson Motors, Inc. Deafer 110 W. Walnut Ph. 3-687(5 This May Be the Year That Pittsburgh Comes Up for Air By JOE REIGHLER • NEW YORK (AP) — This may be the year the Pittsburgh Pirates come up for air. If the Pirates do vacate the National League cellar for the first time in four years, th« suspicion is that it will be due to the rise of several of the beardless buccos. There's no denying that Branch Rickey has managed to round up a list of highly promising rookies headed by outfielders Roberto Clemente, Earl Smith and Lee Walls; infielders Gene and George Freese and Reno De Benedetti; and pitchers Roger Bowman, Nelson King, Bob Garber and Lino Donoso. "Best in League" +— — —• • Clemente Is the 20-year-old Draftee plucked from Brooklyn's Montreal farm club for a paltry $4,000 after the Dodgers had paid the speedy Puerto Rican a $20,000 bonus. He batted only .257 at Montreal but currently is hitting around .365 In the Puerto Rican league, second only to Willie Mays. "Clemente is the best player in the league now that Mays has gone," said Herman Pranks, the Giant coach who manages Clemente's Santurce club. Smith comes from Phoenix in ths Class C Arizona-Texas League but his terrific clouting; there has the entire Pirate family keenly interested, Rickey is high on Bowman and Walls. Bowman, who once had a trial with the Giants, was the Pacific Coast League's biggest winner with his. 22-13 record at Hollywood. Walls, a speedy flychaser, batted .289 in 162 games with the same club. Will Be in Camp Dorioso, whose age is quoted as being anywhere between 26 and 32, is not on the official roster but he will be in camp. The wily left- hander had a 19-8 record with Hollywood, best record on the Coast and boasted a 2.37 earned run average. Gene Freese, another not on the official roster, is regarded as the leading candidate for the regular second base job. Gene, 19, batted ,332 and drove in 98 runs for New Orleans. His brother, George, 20, batted .'24 at third base for New Orleans and drove in 104 runs. De Benedetti, 24, was the Western League batting champion with .331. The young third baseman also led with 183 hits and 39 doubles. Dell to Host District 3B Junior Meet Dell Junior High School will be host to the District 3B junior high school basketball tournament Feb. 14-19. Dell was awarded the tournament Slnday on a bid of $275. The tournament will be run off at the same time as the Class A junior tournament which will be held in Blytheville. The two tournaments will bring together the top junior teams of the district who will be fighting for a trip to the state tournament to be held in late February. Other tournament sites awarded Sunday: Class B boys to Marmaduke Feb. 21-26: Class A boys Arkansas State College in Jonesboro Feb. 28 to Mar. 5; senior girls to Marked Tree Feb 14-19; and junior girls to Harrisburg Feb. 15-19. and Blassie immediately applied a pile driver and body pin to finish off the challenger. At the time, the rounds were all even at one apiece. Roberts Won the first fall in 10 minutes with a reverse neck breaker and Blassie took the second in 12 minutes with an octopus hold. Musial's Aim-3,000 Hit Club, Retirement By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Musial, who can't quite comprehend why Ted Williams wants to quit while he's still one of Baseball's top stars, plans to retire himself — but not until he achieves one great ambition. The National League's top hit- 4 ter has a burning desire to wind up his brilliant career with 3,000 major league hits. That is an achievement attained only by the elite—seven to be exact. The St. Louis Cardinals' outstanding outfielder and slugger estimates it will take him three years to join the illustrious 3,000 hit club of Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Hans Wagner, Eddie Collins, Napoleon Lajoie, Adrian Anson and Paul Waner. He'll begin his 14th active big league season next April with 2,418 hits, 582 shy of the coveted 3,000. "I'm only 34," Stan explained. And it's a young 34. My birth- dah was last November which means that after three baseball seasons I still will not have reached my 37th birthday. "As for Williams, I can't understand why he would want to quit now. He's still the greatest hitter n baseball. I hope he's not serious. Baseball will miss him." Honored Last Night Musial, along with Brooklyn's Gil Hodges, was honored last night by the New York Press Photographers for being the most cooperative and obliging athletes. Asked whqther he thought the elimination of the right field screen at Busch Stadium would aid L'~ iiome run production, Stan grinned broadly. "I suppose it's bound to add several home runs to my production," he said, "but it's certainly not going to influence my batting style. I always try to hit the ball where It is pitched and I'll continue to go after those base hits." The Baltimore Orioles' farm system is now reduced to six. clubs —half of what it was a year ago. WOMAN'S WORLD —As sports publicity director of Illinois Tech, Mildred WyatUwai in charge of the Chicago- Institute's annual preparatory school basketball tournament. (NEA) Captain Dan Shannon started more footbal games than any player In Notre uame history. He wat in the starting lineup, either offensive or defensive, 36 times. BUDDY'S Flats Fixed Mechanical Work Generators & Starters Road Service Wash & Grease Accessories Phone 3-9772 For Prompt Service Buddy Lucius Service Sta. 500 South 21st St. Kentucky Straight BOURBON IIHIMI MtMM MHMET . M NMM . KM HUM WIUIIM II.. HIWRU, M.

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