The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 27, 1955
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1985 Chicks Play Delaplaine Tonight at Paragould 3+3+ $ if- * . * * ' ^ Victory Will Put Tribe in Finals Coach Jimmy Fisher's high flying Blytheville Chicks swing back into action in Para- eould's invitational tournament tonight when they take on Delaplaine at 7:30 p. m Tonight's action starts the semi-final round of the tournament and should the ChicKs win they will advance into the finals which will be run off Saturday night. Three more tournament games were reeled off last night. Piggott's boys advanced into the semi-final by whipping Stanford 70-46. In other games the host team, Paragould, was dropped from the running by a good Oak Grove team by a 63-57 count and Dixie's girls whipped Piggott 35-15 to move into the finals. To Finals If They Win Should the Chicks win tonight Mosley Slated to Talk With ASCPrexy Today Coach Russ Mosley was scheduled to go into a conference with Dr. Carl Reng of Arkansas State College in Jonesboro this morning about the head football coaching job at that school. The Chicks' coach yesterday verified reports that he has been talking with Arkansas State officials about the position but stated that he has made no decision as yet. "Yes, I have talked with them (ASC officials) about the job but I have not made up my mind as to what I am going to do," Mosley told the Courier News yesterday afternoon. To Talk with Reng He stated that he had an appointment with Dr. Eeng, president of the college, this morning but added that he "didn't know whether he would keep the appointment or not." ' However, Mosley stated that he had not been offered a contract as yet but said that he had been offered the job. The Arkansas State job was thrown open last week when college officials announced that Glen Harmeson, the current coach, would not be offered a new contract. Harmeson served the school as head football coach only one year. His team won but one game all year. Offered Job Last Year Before coming to Arkansas State Harmeson was an assistant coach at Purdue University. Mosley, who is now in his sev? enth year as head football coach at Blytheville High School, was of- :ered the Arkansas State job last year but turned it down. He owns one of the most impres- ive high school won-lost records n the state. During his seven years at Blytheville. Moslcy's .earns have won 63, lost 10 and Furgol to Get Award Tonight Golfer with Withered ' Arm to Receive Ben Hogan Trophy •EW YORK (fl — Ed Furgol, veteran St. Louis professional who Won the 1954 U. S. Open golf championship despite a withered left arm, will be honored tonight as the golfer who overcame the biggest handicap and served as the greatest inspiration during the past year. To Get Award Furgol will receive the Ben Hogan award Jit the anniml dinner oi the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. Hogan, who himself overcame the handicap of a leg-shattering automobile accident which almost took his life, personally will present the award which carries his name. Babe Won It Babe Didrikson Zaharias, conqueror of cancer, won the award last year. As Womens Open champion, she will be on hand for an additional trophy, along with .Billy Joe Pattern, the Morgantown, N. C. amateur who came within a stroke of winning the 1953 Masters Tournament. . Bob Jones of Atlanta, who scored the sport's only grand .slain — the British Amateur and Open and the U. S. Amateur and Open — in 1930 joins the galaxy of golf greats for the occasion. HIGHMAN — Coach Wayne Courtney of Roosevelt High in Minneapolis, who stands 5 feet 6, uses a stool to measure the height of 6-foot 10 % -inch Dave • Johnson. The tallest player in the city's preparatory school history is able to wedge himself in a 7-foot doorway by standing on tiptoes. they will meet the winner of the Piggott-Oak Grove game which is toeduled for tomorrow night, in the finals. Very little is known of the Oak Grove team but the Chicks already hold one victory over Piggott, On Jan. 11 the Tribe rolled to an 82-47 win over the Mohawks on the Chicks' home court. The Chicks moved into the semifinal round Tuesday night with a very impressive Teen way, That score set 106-33 win over a record for the Paragould gym and also one for ;he Chicks. It waa the most points er scored by a Blytheville team. Fisher "Embarrassed" In commenting on the lopsided victory. Coach Fisher said he was 'very embarrassed" over the runaway. "However, I did everything I could, I alternated my two units, letting each play two quarters," he said. Yesterday, Coach Fisher sent his Tribe through another lengthy but light workout in preparation for tonight's encounter. Most of yesterday's work was centered around shooting with some time spent on defensive play. Delaplaine moved into the semi- flrmls of the Paragould tournament Tuesday night by thumping Dixie 91-49. Following tonight's game the Chicks take a night off from the tournament to resume their regular schedule play. They'll play Greene County Tech at the Haley Field Gym Friday night in a pair of games. portance and failed to lessen fouls. Cop Cops Crown DETROIT <jpt— Maybe the sight of his police badge frightens his bowling opponents. Nevertheless. police inspector Herb Case won the 24th annual "Old Timers" tournament with a 638 series. He rolled games of 246, 202 and 190. It was Case's fourth consecutive championship. Last year he set the record of 689. Caruthersville To Observe Homecoming CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruhers- ville's Tigers will play host to the Braggadocio Eagles in a homecoming doubleheader here Friday night Both the A and B teams are slated to see action with the first game to ijejrin at 7 p.m. at the Armory. Sandra Zaetsch will be crowned queen in tradition ceremonies between games. A senior, she will be escorted by Bob Willis. Her attendants will be Phyllis McClanahan, senior, Clara Ellen Hicks, junior, Ann Taylor, sophomore, and Jane Ann Trantham freshman. Their escorts will be Jerry Mc- Cianahan, Shank Darnell, Loins Cook, and Bill Grigory, respectively The Tigers have won five games and lost eight. Wrong Winner Listed CARUTHERSVILLE — Braggadocio's juniors won the basketball game over Canithersvilie's Cubs 2924 in the Wardell junior high tournament Tuesday night. Through error it was reported Wednesday that Caruthersville was victorious. Sports Roundup— KC Lacks Only a Big League Team By GAYLE ,TALBOT NEW YORK ur>—The most recent reports say that construction of Kansas City's 35,000-sent baseball park is coming along at a great rate and that the new home of the Athletics will be ready and waiting for the opening day of the American League season in April. The only thing which \<&11 be missing when the citizens gather to celebrate their great good luck in landing a big league franchise will be a big league baseball team. It is possible thnt this will be overlooked in the excitement attending the grand opening, but along about July 4 the fans of the Midwest metropolis are going to discover they've been shortchanged. No Moves Made Close to three months have elapsed since Arnold Johnson .took empire, and if a single move has been made toward improving the club which finished a bedraggled last in 1954, trailing Cleveland by ] steak eaters as GO games it has not come to this'Florida March he led Cleveland to the flag in 1948 Also, he has not had a minute's experience corner's attention. Oh, yes. they have removed the photographic murals of Connie Mack and great Athletic stars ol the past from the rotunda of Shibe Park in Philadelphia and trucked them out to Kansas City, but that doesn't figure to win many games. Not Included It won't take (he Kansas City fans any time to learn that Lefty Grove, Jimmy Foxx and Mickey Cochrane didn't come with the franchise. Otherwise, we can recall that Lou Boudreau was hired to ( manage the assortment of talent i which lost 15 straight games to the j Yankees last season. Lou no longer such a crew o: will greet him ii 1. In other words, nothing has been done which might give Kansas City some hope of eventual reward for the enthusiasm It ha.s displayed in taking over a rundown property Nobody has seen the color of the large sum of money which was supposed to be available for thi purchase of'players, and there has been no suggestion that an portant deal was brewing. HAITI'S INDIANS — Shown above is the 195455 edition of the Hayti High School Indians who are battling for lourels in the Southeast Missouri basketball race. Members of the squad are: front row, left to right — Larry Sides, Bill Dowdy, Jimmy Euell, Jerry Noggles, Robert Hawkins. Back row — Coach Daulton Rogers, Tom Shirey, Gene Richardson, Jim Richards, Nolan Gaulding and Don Huffman. (Photo by Sanders) Things Are Tough For Oklahoma Ags Hank Iba's Cowpokes Have Won But 6 Games All Year By ED WILKS The Associated treat Things never have been this tough for Hank Iba in college basketball at Oklahoma A&M. _ Since he joined the Aggies as top man for the 1934-35 season, Iba has been involved in 16 championships for the Vlissou'ri Valley Conference. _ Iba's Cowpokes never have lost more than 10 games in any season —and they've lost as many as 10 only once. It's a lot different this year Houston .toppled the Aggies deeper into the Valley second division last night 60-58 and made Iba's overall record this season 6-8. That's lust two defeats shy of his highest lost total—when he had a M-10 mark in 1942-43. • Georgia Upset In other games, Mercer upset Georgia 68-66; Mississippi Southern handed Georgetown its second surprise on a Southern tour 69-65; Georgia Tech put another dent in Auburn's once-proud record 73-70; Despite Complaints Statistics Show Bonus Rule Good Thing NEW YORK (AP) — Despite the gripes of coaches, fans and writers, statistics are on :he side of the bonus rule — which according to figures released today by the NCAA serv- ce bureau has been taking a bum rap in major college basketball. Opponents of the rule, designed to reduce fouling by awarding a bonus free throw at- empt when a player makes his first try at the foul line, have blasted it as detrimental to he game They claim it has spawned high-scoring contests, overshadowed field goal im- Statistic show that scoring is on a rise in major college basketball, as it has been in the past few seasons—but most of the scoring ncrease has come from the field, lot the foul line. What's more, fouls have been cut to the lowest total in the past years thus far in the 1954-55 season. 144.3 Average With defending team champion Furman rolling right along and in position to become the first team in major college history to aver- age 100 points a game through a season, the national college scoring average is a whopping 144.3 points (by both teams) a game. At this time last season the two- team game average was 136.6. The extra scoring boost breaks down to 2.7 more field goals (representing 5',2 points) a game and 2.3 more free throws. The game average is 50.6 field goals and 43.1 65.7 Free Throw Average About the only pre-season prediction on bonus rule basketball that has come off is the theory Athletics' Rookie Crop Not at All Promising By JOE REICHLER , NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Boudreau, who will handle the reins of Kansas City's first major league club .in more than half a century, could do himself a favor if he ignored the minor league records of most of the rookies who will report to the Athletics' training camp in March. With the exception of a couple of pitchers, an outfielder and one or two infielderd, the Athletics' rookie list is not one to induce a manager to do handsprings. But many a player with a mediocre minor league record tins come up to star in the big leagues and Boudreau undoubtedly hopes it can happen in Kansas City. At first glance, it doesn't seem probable that pitchers like Art Ditmar (6-12), Bob Trice (4-8), Ca- millc Van Brabant <3-6i and Leroy Wheat (8-111 will help pull the A's out of the American League basement, but it must be considered that all these fellows hurled for Ottawa last year. That club won only 58 games to wind up in the International League cellar. 39 games behind the league leaders. It is not encouraging to pitch for a team that finished sixth in batting and last in fielding. There are several bright prospects among the 17 newcomers, however. One is Art Ceccarelli, a 24-year-old southpaw, drafted from the Yankees' chain in Kansas City. The youngster had a 15-12 record last year and struck out an imposing total of 161 in 219 innings. A couple of other draftees. Bob Spicer of Los Angeles and Cloyd Boy'er of Columbus, may surprise. Spicer, 29-year-old righthander, won 13 and lost 16 with a second division club. Boyer's record was only 2-3 but if his arm Is sound again, he can prove to be a $10,000 bargain. The 21-year-old right- hander showed promise ol becoming a fine pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals several years ago until an arm injury all but ruined his pitching career. By far the best looking prospects are Joe Taylor, a slugging outfielder and Hector Lopez, a hustling Negro infielder. Taylor batted .323 at Ottawa, third high cst in the league. Lopez was a standout both at bat and in the field with Ottawa. His .316 batting average included eight homers and 53 rbis. that more attention would be paid to foul shooting.- At present, the national free throw percentage is 65.7—an all-time high. Field goal accuracy also has jumped—36.7 per cent now as com pared to 35.5 a year ago. But the foul reduction is the most surprising to the bonus rule opponents. The fall off is the sharp est in history, down to 38.8 penal ties a game. Last winter it was 42. The all-time peak, 44.9, was reached three seasons ago. Pacific Coast Low The lone region to thwart the scoring trend is the Pacific Coast where it's 130.2 points a game- increase of less than one field goa a contest. San Francisco holds the reins in the West Coast situation leading the nation with a 48-point defensive average in 13 games. Four Pacific Coast teams are among the top five in defense. Others ranking high for defen sive work include Oklahoma A&M No. 3. Tulsa, No. 6, and Colorado No. 9. The Aggies have given up average of 53.8 points per game in 13 games. Tulsa has allowed 58.6 in 16 games and Coloradi opponents have averaged 59.: points in 12 games. Porkers Outlast "i \\ PLENTY OF DIRECTION—Assunlo. No. 10, seems,to have all the riders a steeplechase horse could ask for at Windsur. England, event. Actually. B. Marshall, left, dark shivt, is astride Assunto and B. Corke. right, is riding Ben Tintq, who is hidden in background. (NEA) title to Connie Mack's crumbled can play shortstop, as he did when Only the name is changed! EFFECTIVE FEB. 1 ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE formerly . WILSON'S AUTO SERVICE ^ame experienced personnel to serve you. ANDY MOSES: Operator r * SKCOND i PHONE Z-2611 FOR SALE GREEN BEETLE CAFE FIXTURES Located at 315 West Main St. This Building Rents For $60 A Month. liuilding Can Be Obtained For Operation Of Business. Will Sacrifice Fixtures. For Quick Cash Sale at Once! Call 3-8468 or 3-8274 HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209'/2 W. Main Ph. 3-6391 Open 2 P.M. to 10 P. M. You can quickly Icdrn all the newest dance steps under our expert instruction. • FOX TROT • RHUMBA • WALTZ • TANGO • JITTERBUG • SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & (,et Us Analyze Your Dancing FIRST LESSON FKEEI Call for Appointment! Owned & Operated by Roy E. Halsell Arkansas stalled City D 55-52; past and Oklahoma Cincinnati whomped Ball State 113-65. Houston, not much better off than A&M in the Valley with a 2-3 mark, almost let the Aggies get away. Three times the Cougars built up a 10-pohit lead In the second half, but had to stall to pull it out. Don Boldebuck of Houston was high with 28 points. Georgia, surprising the experts n the Southeastern Conference, went down during a five-minute second half spell that saw the Bulldogs outscored 16-2. Shouldn't Have Come Georgetown shudda stayed at home instead of heading South. Miami (Pla.) spilled the Hoyas Monday and Mississippi Southern made it a 9-5 record for Georgetown. Southern took an early lead and never trailed. It was the third straight defeat for Auburn after winning the first seven. Joe Helms brought Tech Into a 62-62 tie and Dick Lenholt put the Engineers ahead to stay. Arkansas and Oklahoma City had a tough time gaining any kind of advantage until Buddy Smith snapped the 10th tie of the game push the Porkers ahead five minutes left. Prayers Help • Wrestlers, Too WAYNESBUBG. Pa. — Prayers can help a wrestler, says the captain of the Waynesburg College wrestling team. He should know because he's an ordained minister although still an undergraduate. The Rev. Ray Caison, appointed captain of the 1954-56 team, wrestles at 177 pounds. In the pas-, three seasons he lost, only one match, winning 13 by falls and seven by decisions. Before each match the Rev. Capt. Carlson says a brief prayer. In addition to his college studies he's pastor of the nearby Jefferson Methodist Church. Hunting Must Go On accident took the left hand of Gordon Dennis, 20, but it failed to while hunting ducks, Dennis Attorney for Executor, shot a deer. Rozorbacki Garner 55-52 Victory to Move Past .500 Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas and Baylor were tied for third place and the Southwest Conference today has another team playing better . than .500 ball, thanks to the Razorbacks 1 55-52 victory over Oklahoma City University. The triumph at Payetteville gave Arkansas an 8-7 season record, identical to .that of Baylor. Baylor Plays SMU The Bears have a chance to move back in front. They meet Southern Methodist Friday . night at Dallas, in the week's only conference game. Everybody did a little bit for Arkansas. ' Norman Smith's U points were the top effort for the Razorbacks but eight'other players got in on the scoring to edge the Porkers past the visitors. Sophomore Lyndon Lee led th« Chiefs with 18 points. Close Game The score was tied 10 times before Buddy Smith's lay-up sent Arkansas ahead to stay 48-46 with five minutes remaining. Arkansas sank 15 of 53 field shots while OCU scored on 14 of 60. Following Friday night's Baylor- SMO game. Texas plays the University of Houston at Houston and Texas Christian takes on Abilene Christian at Abilene Saturday night. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT Of CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT Or MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. Mrs. Alice Simmons, deceased; Last known address of decedent: Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: January 16, 1955. An Instrument dated May 7th, 1953, was on the 26th day of January, 1955, admitted to probate as the last, will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executor thereun- der. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verllied, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate. This notice first published 37th PAHK RAPIDS, Minn. IIP>— A gun day O f January, 1955. D. SIMMONS, Executor. .11,,, *,. — ... —— — Blytheville, Arkansas, dampen his hunting ardor. 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