The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 28, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1965 Chicks in Finals at Paragould Play on Home Court Tonight Tribe Defeats Easily 90-26 PARAGOULD — Blytheville's sharp shooting Chickasaws continued to wreck havoc in Paragould's invitational tournament last night as they moved into the finals with an easy 90-26 win over Delaplaine. The Chicks, easily the class of the tournament field, did just what everybody expected them to do— turned the semi-final game into a route. And they did. it early. They grabbed an early lead and using two units, equally, coasted on through the final three periods. The win moved the Chicks into the finals where they will meet the winner of tonight's Piggott-Oak Grove contest which is scheduled for 9 p. m. Tomorrow night's final game in the boys bracket is scheduled for 9 p. m. Vied Two Unit* Ta other games last night girls teams of Stanford and Qreenway hung up victories. Stanford defeated Oak Grove 41-35 and Greenway won over Dixie 45-44. Blytheville's Coach Jimmy Flsh- •r brought only 10 players to the tournament and he used all ten of them In last night's game. He alternated his two teams, equally, playing the first five the first and third quarters and the second five the second and fourth periods. But, actually there was little difference in the two units as far as play IB concerned. The Chicks' 90 points were split right down the middle with the first five scoring 46 and the second five scoring the seme number. Delaplaine, which earlier in the tournament scored 92 points against Dixie, was never in the game. They were completely outclassed by the Chicks and except for a brief moment In the opening minutes of tbe game, they were never close to the Tribe. Balanced Scoring: Blyttieville again used a well balanced scoring attack to turn the tide.' Freddie Akers, the Chicks little ball handling guard, and Danny Edgmon, a forward on the second unit, tied for high score honors with 14 apiece. Next in line were Bobby Jones and Freddy Hodges of the first unit and Earl Hyde of the second with 12 points each. Chuck Langston was next with 11 points, Jimmy Bratcher next with 8 and Charles Abbott and Danny Cobb next with Mosiey Rejects ASC Offer; Will Remain As Chickasaw Coach Russell Mosiey has decided to stay on as head coach at Blytheville High School. His decision came this morning after he had conferred yesterday with Arkansas State College officials for the second time about the vacant head football coaching position at the Jonesboro school. In a statement to the Courier News at 9 a. m. today, Mosiey said that "after a lot of consideration" he decided to remain with the Chicks: "I've given the Arkansas State offer a lot of consideration, but .have decided 1 want to remain In BlyHieville. "Arkansas Slat* has a nice set-up In Its athletic department, but we feel we're going to have a good program here, too. " Actually, I guess it's the fact that we're moving into the Big Seven and have a growing athletic program which influenced me considerably in making a decision. Eager for Big Seven "I would like to see how well we can compete in the Biff Seven and believe that with schedule troubles out of the way, our job is going to be more pleasant at. least in that respect." Beside all that, Mosiey intimated he was just rather reluctant to leave the scene of many of his coaching and playing successes. Mosley's name was thrown into the Arkansas State picture early this week when it was revealed that he had been approached by ASC officials about the job. Yesterday he conferred with Dr. Carl Reng, Arkansas State president, for the second time but this morning notified them them that he was turning down their offer which he described as "very attractive." Under Mosiey, the Chicks have risen to football heights very comparable to the city's "Golden Era" of the middle and late 1930's and early 1940's when Joe Dildy led Blytheville High School into its football hey-day. four and three points respectively Kenneth Stanley was the only member of the Chicks' squad who did not get into the scoring act. Blytheville Jos. Delaplalne Cobb (3) F (7) McBroom Abbott (4) F Keith Hodges (12) C (10) Pigue Jones (12) O (4) McRee Akers (14) O (5) Sullinger Substitutions: Blytheville — Hyde (12), Langston (11), Edgmon (14), Stanley, Bratcher (8). 7 SeMo Teams Play Tonight Deering to Invade Holland; Braggadocio To Take on Tigers By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Seven of Pemiscot County's nine basketball teams swing into action tonight with four games scheduled to be played. Coach Rom Malone's Holland cagers will play host to Deering, That will be a twin bill with the A boys and the girls on tap to play on the court. Caruthersville's Tigers will be host to Braggadocio's Eagles for Caruthersville's homecoming. Both the A and B teams will play games. Warden's Cardinals will travel to nearby Steele for a battle with the Bulldogs. Top-ranked Bragg City will entereain a team from Hornersville, Mo. As Hayti's Indians went against Holland last night, the Indians will rest tonight. The county's other inactive team will be Cooter. Hirsch Likes Summer Tan HIALEAH, Fla. — (NEA) — Max Hirsch picks Summer Tan to be the three-year-old champion of 1955. Hirsch trained three winners of the Kentucky Derby. The famous trainer for King Ranch nnd other stables bet a friend in Kentucky a $200 suit that the powerful son of imported Heli- opolfs and Miss Zibby, by Omaha, would win more than $400,000 this year. Summer Tan, bred by the late Russell A. Firestone and racing in Mrs. Firestone's colors, was the leading money-winner of 1954 with $230,420.75. Greene County Tech Is Foe In Twin Bill Blytheville High School's Chickasaws go after their 14th win of the season and their seventh in a row tonight when they take on Greene County Tech in the Haley Field Gym. There will be a doublheader program with the Chicks' undefeated B team scheduled to take on Greene County Tech's reserves in a preliminary game scheduled for 8 p. m. The Chicks, who are currently involved in the Paragould invitational tournament, will take time out from that tournament long enough to play Tech's Yellow Jackets in tonight's game. The Tribe last night moved into the finals of that tournament with a 90-26 win over Delaplalne. Formidable Foe . In , Greene County Tech, the Chicks run up against a formidable foe. The Yellow Jackets of Coach Bokem McKeel are one of the most improved teams in the district having come a long way since a slow start. Tuesday night the Yellow Jackets were beaten by one point by Rector and that one point came on a free throw after the game was over. The Chicks twice have beaten Rector but both times by narrow margins. Tonight's game also will mark ;he renewal of an old coaching rivalry between Blytheville's Jimmy Fisher and McKeel. The rivalry started several years ago when McKeel was coaching at Leaohville and each year it seems "to grow a little hotter. Chicks In Top Shape Coach Fisher said this morning hat his team appears to be in ,op shape and he indicated that he would go along with his regular starting lineup of Cobb and Abbott at forwards, Hodges at center and Akers and Jones at guard. However, the Chicks' second unit has turned in some fine performances in the Paraguold tournament this week and Coach Fisher ndicated that he may utilize his reserve strength a little more in ;onight's game. Sports Roundup— Was DiMaggio Best of His Day? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK IA—Any time a man feels like stirring up an argument among the baseball customers he needs only to stick his neck out a bit and say that, in his opinion, a certain player was the best in the business. Not necessarily for always, but just for a given period of time. Our most recent stirrer-upper concerned the abilities of Joe DiMaggio, who since has been voted into the Hall of Fame by a landslide. All we said was that the Yankee Clipper was the best of his time, starting in 1936. You might be surprised, but this hasn't gone clown so well among the ad- Homefolks Say Thanks to Bud With New Car WYNNE, Ark. Wl — Arkansas' fill-American lineman, Bud Brooks, came home yesterday to receive the greatest honor his. 4,000 home- folks could bestow. Residents of this east Arkansas town gave the outstanding Rnzor- back guard a 1955 Ford and $100 to buy a state license and pay taxes. They also staged a barbecue supper in his honor. Nearly 500 Arkansas admirers of the senior speedster jammed into the high school auditorium for the dinner and the formal presentation of the gift. mirers of Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Paul (Big Poison) Waner. We are accused, among other things, of being influenced by the fact that we saw more of DiMaggio than we did of the other three. There could be a germ of truth in this, but we have seen Williams, Musial and Waner play many a game, and we have discussed their relative all-around abilities many a time with men who followed them day after day and knew a whole lot more about them than the, record book shows. We have never heard it suggested by one of these steady observers that any of the three could go as far to make a catch or had as fine a, throwing arm as DiMaggio. We never saw one of them make a play to compare with those which were almost routine with the great Yankee center fielder. We never heard it said that any one of the three inspired his teammates the way diMaggio diet. P;ist the Peak It might be that Wnner doesn't even belong in the argument. The wonderful little hitter was past the peak of his glittering career with Pittsburgh when DiMaggio came up, and, besides, he's already securely in the shrine at Cooperstown We've been accused of overlooking him, though, so we've declared him in. For the benefit of those who might not be as familiar with Winner's record as they are with those of DiMaggio, Musial and Williams, the man from Harrah, FOR SALE GREEN BEETLE CAFE FIXTURES Located at 315 West Main St. Thii Building Rents For $60 A Month. Building Can Be Obtained For Operation Of Business. Will Sacrifice Fixtures. Fftr Quick Caih Sale at One*! Coll 3-8468 or 3-8274 Okla. entered the big leagues in 1926 and in the course of the next dozen years posted such lofty hitting averages as .380, .373, .370 and .368. He was a wonder in many ways. His lifetime fielding average was .976. But he was not an outstanding distance hitter and he was not quite in the DiMaggio class In over-all ability. COURTESY PAYS' -PASS OH A CURVE! Wrong-iide-of. (he-rood driving coil 7000 livet loit year! lee thii agency for but in tit and pcnonol insurance protection through dividend pay- Ing policies. RAYMOND ZACHRY Insurance Agency 118 N. 2nd Ph.3-8815 Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 94, Port Wayne 79 Rochester 98, Boston 92 Philadelphia 92, New York 83 Milwaukee 85, Minneapolis 79 NEW CHAMPS—Sylvia Wene and Steve Nagy are all smiles after winning National All-Star Match Game Bowling Championships. Miss Wene, of Philadelphia, had a 142.30 point score in winning a $600 prize. Nagy, the Cleveland pin-spiller, averaged over 245 in his last three games as he took, the $2000 first prize in the men's division. (NEA) P' in Marciano Will Test Mended Beak Feb. 12 By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — For almost three weeks Rocky Marciano has been training for an unveiling — Feb. 12 — the day they will let somebody take a poke at his nose to see how it holds up. There Is a noticeable scar on the left side of the heavyweight champ's bugle as a memento of f his last fight with Ezzard Charles in September. Nobody knows for sure what will happen when he gets hit on the nose but the Bock thinks everything will be all right. Received Award Marciano was In town yesterday on a day off from camp at Grossinger, N. Y., to accept the Sport gazine award ns "Man of the Ye'ar in sports." Naturally, his nose drew more attention than the speeches. I don't think the nose is going to bother me," said Marciano. •We'll know for sure after I start boxing. The other day the bag bounced back and hit me on the nose. Right away, I putup my hand to see if the old cut opened, but nothing happened." "Fight 'em All" Marciano likes to read the sports pages and magazines so it's certain he has read about Archie Moore's campaign for a title shot and the repeated challenges by Bobby Gleasbn on behalf of Nino Valdes, the giant Cuban who is his No. 1 contender. A fellow asked which he would rather fight next. "We talk about it up at camp, Charley Goldman, Allie Colombo (his hanaiers) and me," he answered. "I really don't care. "You figure to fight 'em all, sooner or later, If you're in there long enough." Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Palm Beach, Pla. — Tony Puleo. 138, Brooklyn, outpointed Tony Celano, 138, Baltimore. Birmingham, Ala.—David Bondulich, 176, Buenos Aires, stopped Bobby Ready, 182, South Carolina, 2. Los Angeles — Dave Whitlock, 180, Oakland, Calif., outpointed Bob Albright, 200. Los Angeles, 10. Milwaukee Has More Pitching Talent on Way By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Take note, Leo Durocher and Walter Alston ... the pitcher-rich Milwaukee Braves have more on the way. As if a pitching staff headed by Wnrren Spahn, Gene Oonley, Lew Burdette, Chet Nichols and Bob Buhl, not to mention Jim (no-hit) Wilson, isn't enough, the pennant hungry Braves have brought up 11 new pitchers including a 23-game winner, two 18-gnme winners, a strikeoutleader and another no-hit performer. / The Braves did not confine their search for pitchers alone. Their rookie crop Includes five players with .300 or better batting averages, three with 20 or more home runs, and two who topped 100 runs batted In. Led Sally League The most imposing record is owned by a Humberto Robinson. 24-year-old native of Colon, Panama, who led the Sally League pitchers with a 23-8 won-lost record and a 2.41 ERA. Robinson, a 6-1, 150-pound right-hander, also fanned 243 batters in 276 innings. Righthanders Paul Cave, 21, and Bob Trowbridge, 24, won 18 games each for the same Jacksonville club, Cave striking out 150 and Trowbridge 195. Back for a third trial is George Crowe, the giant Negro first baseman, whose .334 batting average at Toledo was the league's second high. Crowe, 31, also hammered 4 home runs and drove in 128 runs. Atlanta Slugger Chuck Tanner, a 25-year-old slugger from New Castle, Pa., owns the best record among the new outfielders. Tanner earned an all-star Southern Association berth with his .323 mark at Atlanta that included 20 homers and. 101 runs batted in. Tom Whisenant, a teammate, also hit 20 homers and drove in 94 runs on a .285 average. Jack Parks, a .312 hitting catcher from Atlanta, has an outside chance to land a second string berth behind Del Crandall. Infield hopefuls include Bill Caro. a .313 hitter at Jacksonville; Al Facchinl .328 hitting third baseman with Corpus Christi and Bob Malkmus, .295 second baseman with Evansville last year. Holland Beats Hayti in Pair HAYTI — Holland's senior boys basketball teams swept both ends of a doubleheader from Haytt teams here Last night but by the narrowest of margins. Holland took the B game by a 42-40 score and then ceked out a 48-46 victory in the A game. Hayti's Jerry Nogle was high in the B game with 18 points. Richard Jackson was high for Holland with 14. In the A game Holland staged a late rally to turn back Hayti. Hugh James pushed through 15 points to lead Holland while Nolan Gaulding scored 12 for Hayti. State Thumps Austin Peay Indians Pile Up 84-60 Victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas State's Indians caught fire late in the first half and piled up the difference for an 84-60 basketball victory over Austin Peay at Jonesboro last night. The Indians passed the midway point in the first half with a slim 17-15 lead. By halftlme they had stretched it to 33-20 and they coasted the rest of the way. Arkansas State now has a 7-7 season mark. It was the 10th losi against four victories for Austin Peay. Tonight's only game sends Henderson State Teachers to Clarksville for on Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference game with the College of the Ozarks. Holiday Tourney Is Protested By St. Louis U. TULSA, Okla... W>) — St. Ixjull University has filed a protest against the Missouri Valley Conference sponsorship of a Christma* holiday basketball tournament, Dr. George Small said today. Dr. Small Is athletic co-ordinator at the University of Tulsa and executive vice president of the Missouri valley conference. Small said that another vot« would have to be taken by members at a meeting here, May 22. He said St. Louis' protest waa based on the fact that the school would lose about $15.000 by participation In the tournament. He said St. Louis officials pointed out that they would have to cut out three home games in order to play in the Valley tournament at Wichita. Make Your Whiskey ..modestly low in price ! 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