The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 26, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 19SS Chicks Set Scoring Record in 106-33 Win Greenway Is Victim at Paragould PARAGOULD — BIytheville's power packed Chickasaws set an unofficial all-time scoring record for the Paragould High School gymnasium here last night as they clobbered The game was one of the three opening night tilts of Paragould's annual invitational tournament. + in ^ tournament games las[ night Delaplaine's boys thumped Dixie by a 91-49 score and Greenway's girls won over Delaplaine 3923. The Chicks and Delaplaine are scheduled to square off in a semifinal game at 7:30 tomorrow night. Last night the high-flying Chicks could do no wrong. Using the two-platoon system Coach Jimmy Fisher's Chicks worked up a 46-14 halftime margin and then sailed from there. Athletically Yours By BILLY BEALL It's Tournament Time and Open Season on Basketball Officials Approximately thirty days from now will be open season on basketball officials with the various county, district and finally the State Tournaments being scheduled to commence during the latter weeks in February. Of course, previews of coming attractions have been going on since around December 1st, but the pre-tournament period is more or less a warm up for the hunters. We wish it were possible to eliminate this open season stanza in the round ball event but it goes without saying it will occur and to what degree depends almost entirely upon the outcome of the ball games. One of the most difficult jobs in any athletic event is the officiating phase of the game, and particularly basketball, since the fans are practically breathing down the striped-shirt men's back as the basketball gymnasiums place the fans closer to the playing area of the game of basketball than any other major athletic event. Since all officials are human-beings, or to be more biologically correct homosapiend, and for this reason alone they are due to make errors. We feel certain all of them hope they can keep these errors to a minimum and undoubtedly work hard to do so. It is a tough job to call a basketball game perfectly. We should not expect them to be 100% correct in their decisions for the human error is always involved and when it is we will never get 100% perfection. All over the country athletic associations are doing their part to obtain as well-qualified men as possible to officiate our athletic contests. Some state athletic associations give rigid tests and the applicant must make a certain grade before he is given the okay to call the particular event which he is being tested. Some of these tests are actually on the athletic field itself with experienced eyes observing the applicants very closely. We do not have this in Arkansas and it might be better that we do not for although there are plenty of officials who could pass with flying colors they may eliminate themselves from these tests due to the expense and time. This is important to them in that they do not receive enough rewards to justify them spending their time and - money to become qualified. We are sure they would not mind going through any sort of examinations sel up by our Athletic Association here in Arkansas, if the rewards justify their expense. In the business world we pay employees primarily on what they are capable of doing, but in the officiating world most of the officials are paid the same regardless of their capabilities. To prove a business we are willing to pay a person more if he can turn out the type of work we are looking for so it is our suggestion the same thing should take place in game. In conclusion, let's give the officials a break and try to understand their problems that they aje not out there on the athletic fields to demonstrate any dishonesty but to take a backseat to the participants and to keep the game rolling in the manner in which the rules state. If more and more fans, players and even coaches would study the rules of the game we feel there would not be as much criticism as we can better understand why Jie officials make some of the calls they do. Wilson Rallies To Top Keiser Fourth Quarter Drive Pays Off for Bulldogs 51-50 WILSON — Wilson's Bulldogs came from behind in the last four minutes of play here last night to salvage a 50-51 victory over Keiser's Yellow Jackets, The narrow victory gave Wilson an even break in a doubleheader played in the high school gym here. In a preliminary contest, Keiser's powerful girls whipped the Wilson sextet handily 45-20. Pine rebound work by Trannum md Peepers pulled the Bulldogs' from behind. Trannum and Peepers almost completely controlled the backboards in the closing minutes and turned their work into points. Keiser led most of the way but tired in the last quarter after completely outplaying the Bulldogs for three quarters. Peepers was high point man for the night with 21 points. Bobby Dixon paced Keiser with 14. In the girls game Lou Shoemaker scored 24 points. to lead Keiser while Carolyn Nicholson paced Wilson with 13. Friday night Wilson plays host to Burdette here. Wilson , Pos. Keiser Nicholson (13) P A. Nicholson (2)F Bowen (3) F The Also Chick Record 106 points scored by the Chicks last night is also believed i be the highest ever scored by a BIytheville team. And the lopsided victory is also believed to be the biggest victory margin ever enjoyed by a BIytheville team. Every member of BIytheville's iO- man squad got into the scoring act. 3ut Danny Edgmon, a reserve forward, was the Chicks' big gun. Edgmon has the best night of his high schol career as he hit for 24 points. Balanced Attack Followed close behind him was Fred Hodge and Bobby Jones of the starting lineup with 18 points iach. Kenneth Stanley, another reserve scored 12, Chuck Langston, Iso a reserve, got 10 and Jimmy Bratcher got nine. Greenway was simply out of its class. It was never in the game as he fast-breaking Chicks roared up' and down the court almost at will. Milllgan. a guard, hit 12 points o lead Greenway's scoring. BIytheville Cobb (7) .bbott (7) Hodges (18) 'ones (18) Akers (2) FOB. F F C G G Greenway (9) Ross (5) Cook (6) Bond (12) Miliigan (1) Adams Substitutions: BIytheville — Hyde 9), Langston (10) Edgmon (24), Stanley (12) and Bratcher Greenway—Copeland. Results last night . . . Delapliane Indians beat Dragons 91-49 boys,; girls Greenway girls won over plains 39-23, (29). Dixie game Dela- the officiating phase letic games. of the ath- To give an example of how the officials operate we offer the following: All of the officials have a regular job which we are sure their families are happy over as they would never be able to withstand the high cost of living on an official's salary. We will assume the official gets off from work at six o'clock, and then he bus lo rush home to grab a bile lo eal and then take off in his car for a trek that can possibly lead him over all the pig-trails of his area. They usually arrive at the scene of the game from thirty minutes to an hour prior to game time and prepare themselves for the dou- •bleheader to follow. After the game they are usually allowed to take a shower, if the home team wins. If not, they usually leave without showering lo prevent any post- game demonstrations between player-coach-of f icia]. They leave for home and usually stop off to grab a snack and then come in around eleven to twelve o'clock. We can conclude they spend approximately six hours, directly and indirectly, in calling a- ball game if we include the trip, waiting time before the game, the shower, the snack and finally the trip home. For this they are paid from $5.00 to $12,50 which might sound like a good hourly wage and perhaps, is when we compare it to the working man's usual prry, scale, but the abuse they take during those middle hours (the games) is worth a great deal more than they receive. Our suggestion would be the of* ficials get together and arrive at a final amount all of them are go- jng to charge for their officiating services. If it was an amount worth their time nnd effort it would encourage them to study more to become a student of the officiating gome nnd nsia result we would see much better; officiating than has been tn the (past, and we would see more and more qualified persons gelling Into tho officiating Nunnatly Whitakcr Bowen Substitutions: 2, Jor^s, Casy, (14) Mills (24) Shoemaker (7) Creasy Duval Ashley Athletics Line Up Four Farm Clubs City CITY Athletics have Kansas completed working agreements with four minor league clubs and signed a 10- man scouting staff. . Ray Kennedy, the A's personnel manager, said last night an agreement with one other baseball club may be forthcoming. The American League team now has full working agreements with Columbus, Ohio, of the International League, Burlington, Vt., of the Provencial League and Welch, W. Va., of the Appalachian League. Hot Springs, Ark., of the Cotton States League has signed a limited agreement. Kennedy listed these members of the new scouting staff; Joe Bowman, Clarence Jonnard, Herman Strunk, Joseph 6'Rourke, Richard Lloyd, Jake Flowers, Eddie Goostree, Lena Blackburne, Ira Thomas and Jack Coombs. Harrison Boys And Girls Win Harrison High's Dragons won two well. ChandleY. "keiscr —'Stacks. S™? 8 from the Wonder City High Wilson — Camper 1. McNabb, green, . W?irren, Smith. Wilson Peeper (21) Grain (6) Trannum (12) McAfee (2) Kennedy (10) Keiser (5) Spain (10) H. Dixon (13( Scudder (14) B. Dixon (8) Petty Don Mueller of the Giants was the toughest batter to strike out In the National League during 185-1. He fanned only 17 times in 619 of West Memphis at the Harrison gym last ni^ht. The Harrison girls were victorious 35-17 with Ruby Brown high with 18 points. The boys with Richard Stokes scoring 26 points, won by a 49-33 score. Saturday night the Dragons play Booker T. Washington High of Jonesboro in the Harrison gym. Read Courier News Classified Ads GET ACQUAINTED OFFER for the rest of this week • Wash Job • Lubrication • Oil Change (5 qts.) All for only $•350 3 Take advantage of this special offer and get acquainted with our efficient Service Department. We are pleased to announce the addition of two competent members to our service dcpt. Mr. Clyde Dooley — Lubrication Mr. W. F. Cotton — Mechanic Bud Wilson Motors, Inc. Your Lincoln-Mercury Dealer UO W. Walnut Ph. 3-«878 WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?—Ouqucsne's Mickey Winograd. No. 22, is fouled by Villanova's Bob Schacfer, No. 25, as he drives in for layup. But who cares as long as the shot goes in? (NEA) Leachville Is Upset By Manila Lions 61-49 MANILA — Manila's hot and cold Lions really got hot here last night and came off with one of the biggest upsets of the current high school basketball season — a 61-49 victory over Leachville. Coach Deward Dopson's Lions, who have been playing spurty basketball all season, settled down o serious business as they rallied take the lead in the second quarter and then poured on the :oal in the fourth. Leachville, lookin shoddy after heretofore fine season, just :ouldn't get going after an early 'ally played out in the second >eriod. Leachville jumped off to a good itart with an 11-9 margin after the irst period of play. But then Maila came roaring on, grabbed the! Leachville ;ad before the end of the second period, and walked off the court at halftime with a 23-21 edge. I Ward (12) Late Rally I rhw-eatt (6) Manila returned in the third • Ra 5' (13 > quarter to run their margin to 42-; Substitutions: Leachville — Bail- 8 at the three quarter turn. Theni e y and Atkeison. Leachville in the closing minutes. 1 Junior Game of an upset in their nostrils, really got hot and staved off a weak comeback bid by Leachville in the closing minutes. Leonus Shedd. Manila's fine center, Jed the field in scoring ivith 28 points while teammate Kenny Isaacs pushed 13 points through. Billy Ray paced Leachville with 13 while Blocker and Ward each got 12. In a preliminary game Leach- vilie's juniors whipped Manila by a 36-32 score. ros. Manila P (5) Hatcher F (4) Veach C (28) Shedd O (11) Wagner G (13) Isaacs Joe DiMaggio Awaits Another Count of Hall of Fame Votes Decision of Famed Yankee Clipper Is Expected Today NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DiMaggio, long ago confirmed as one of the greatest New York Yankees, will find out today whether he has become a member of baseball's immortals in tte Hall of Fame. Today's count of votes by 10-*- — ~ " year members of the Baseball Writers Assn. will be the third try for entry by DiMaggio. The Yankee center fielder retired after the 1951 season. He missed by 14 votes last year, after being named on 175 of the 252 ballots cast,—just short of the three-fourths vote needed. 2 Elected Last Year Last year Rabbit Maranville, Bill Dell Teams Split In Pair of Games Girls Defeated by Marked Tree 61-55 But Boys Win 67-63 DELL—Dell and Marked Tree divided a pair of basketball games here last night as the Marked Tree girls and Dell boys won. Marked Tree's girls scored a 6155 victory in the opening game while Dell's boys racked up a 6763 decision in the nightcap. Dell's girls led most of the way but lost starting guard Jo Tate early in the third period oh fouls which hurt the Blue Devil sextet. Marked Tree rallied in the second half to overtake Dell and then went on to win in the fourth. Boys Win In the boys game Dell, w<th all its horses back in harness, continued its winning streak. Stamey with 36 points paced the Dell boys and Price with 24 led Marked Tree. Dell has been hampered all season by first line injuries but with all regulars back, the Blue. Devils are showing considerable improvement. Earlier this season Marked Tree's boys whipped Dell. Dell Pos. P Shelton (3) Whistle (17) Rlch'son <2B) Peterson arrett Tate M. Tree (29) Garrison (15) Hulcey (16) Capooth Bryan Duvall Hulcey Substitutes: Dell — Byars 5, Hubbard 2, Buck, Sigman, Nelson; M. Tree — Brewer 2, Miller, Spears, Wallace. Boys 67-63 favor Dell. Blocker (12) Hauls (6) n the fourth, the LJons, the smell Leaehville Towell Burdette Wins Two Games Shawnee BtTRDETTE — Burdette's, junior and senior boys captured both ends of a doubleheader from Shawnee nere last night. In the first game the junior Pi- •ates edged out the junior Indians 30-25. Robison led Burdette with points and Mahaney paced Shawnee u-ith 9. In the senior game Bertie Higgins paced the Pirates to an easy 5-34 victory over the Indians. Higgins scored 17 points to lead Burdette while Stacks was high for Shawnee with 14. Friday night Burdette plays at Wilson. c emales Get Break CLEVELAND (/Pi—Female fans of the Cleveland Indians n-lll have ilenty to cheer about this year. The Tribe has increased its Laciies Days to 14 games. In previous seasons 11 such days were the most ever scheduled. Each visiting team can be seen twice by the distaff rooters. (4) Blocker Kisner (15) Ward E. Towell (17) 3 Pus. F P C Manila (G) Hicks Jolliff (11) Benson (13) Simpson (12) Ssott Substitutions: Leachville—Byrd. Del Johnson (14) Stamey (36) Peeples (7) Cook W Minyard t'4i Pos. F F C G G M. Tree (24) Price (17) Scott (41) Perkins (9) Watson (7) Smith Substitutes: Dell — Gulp 2, Naney, Payne; M. Tree — Young 2. Swan. Coached Tarheels CHAPEL HILL, N. C. (.'PI—Before the turn of the century', the University of North Carolina had five football coaches who were graduates of Princeton. The Tarheels' first coach was Hector Cowan in 1889. He was followed in 1894 by Vernon K. Irvine, then Thomas Trenchard in 1895, Gordon Johnston in 1896 and William A Reynolds in 1897—all Princeton men. Let's Get to the of things! For the human heart-—a skilled M.D.—and for the 'heart' of your ear—a skilled D.M.— (Doctor of Motors). Scientific Motor Analysis and Tune-up 5.95 Parts Extra Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 3-4453 Rebuild... Generators Jacks Gas and Diesel Engines Starters Air Compressors Steam Cleaners Battery Chargers Grease Guns All Work & Materials Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER CO. BLYTHEVILLI, ARK. PH. 2-2007 Terry and Bill Dickey were elected to take their place among the greats at the Cooperstown, N.Y., shrine. The writers are permitted to vote for 10 men, but the order in which the names appear on each ballot doesn't matter. The number of ballots vary from year to year with the changes in the seniority of the members. Exception Made In order to be eligible for selection a man must have been active in the last 25 years but have been out of baseball as player, manager, coach or umpire for at least five years. Exceptions were granted to allow men receiving 100 or more votes in the 1953 elections to remain eligible. That stipulation covered DiMaggio, Dickey ,and Ted Lyons, former Chicago White Sox pitcher.. With Dickey being elected last year, DiMaggio and Lyons remain the lone exceptions. Reverse Order In Ice Gome DETROIT HP)—Bob GoLdham of the Detroit Red Wings and Harry [juraley of the Toronto Maple Leafs have played for the same three teams in the National Hockey League — but in reverse or,der. Goldham started with Toronto and played with Chicago and then Detroit. Lumley began with Detroit and then moved to Chicago and Toronto. Vaides Scores 12th Straight Ring Victory HUNTINGTON, W. Va. W)—Nino Valdes, of Havana, chief claimant to a chance at Rocky Marciano'a heavyweight crown, scored victory No. 12-in-a-row and his seventh consecutive kayo last night but added little to his prestige. He twice floored' Jack Flood, a journeyman from Spokane, Wash., once in the first and again In the second before putting him away for good in the seventh of a scheduled 10-roimder. The end came in 2:37 of the round on* a stiff overhand right to the jaw after Valdes had led nearly all the way. Flood, winner of a dozen of his 24'fights over eight years, was credited on the AP scorecard with only the third round. But he said he absorbed his worst punch, aside from the finisher, In that round. Before that, he had gone down for an eight count in the first from two right hooks. Again in the second round, he was dropped to his knees by a right cross but he grabbed the ropes and pulled himself up. There was no count. Caruthersvilfe's Juniors Triumph C A R UTHBRSVILLE — Caxuth- ersville's Cubs defeated Braggadocio's Eagles at the junior high invitational tournament in WardeU last night 29-24. Thompson was high for Caruthersville with 7 points. Braggadocio's high scorer was Manley with 26. do^t just ask for bourbon.,. ourbon KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY THE BOURBON DE LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY THIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS OLD. 86 PROOF. HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209'/ 2 W. Main p h . 3 . 6391 Open 2 P.M. to 10 P. M. You can quickly learn all the neweit dane. sUps under our expert instruction. • FOX TROT • RHUMBA • WALTZ , TANGO • JITTERBUG . SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & Lei Us Amilyze Your Dancing FIRST LESSON FREE! Call for Appointment! OwntJ & OperoUd by Roy I. Hali.ll

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