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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1958 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Chicks Top Tech for 15th Win; In Finals at Paragould Tonight Wardell Whip Steele in Pair Burnett Scores 34 As Cardinals Annex 63-43 Decision STEELE, Mo. — Warden's high flying Cardinals hung up twovmore Victories here last night as they Irlpped Steele's A and B boys In a doubleheader. Warden's B team edged Steele 49-45 in the first game. Boren 'with 20 points, paced Wardell while Cain got 12 and Bankston 10. For Steele Pruiett was high with 17 points and Ivey got 10. In the A game the Cards' Jerry Burnett got 34 points In leading his team to a 63-43 victory. The 34 points gave Burnett total of 696 points scored this year and a grand total of 2.090 for his four years of high school ball. And Burnett had plenty of help. Max Redmond was next in line for Wardell with 12 points and Bullock got 7. For Steele Kellems with 15 was high and Smith got 10. Tuesday night Wardell Is ..scheduled to take on the strong Dyess Eagles of Dyess, Ark., in a game to be played in the Wardell gym. Wardell Pns. Steele Burnett (34) F (15) Kellems Redmond (12) F (8) Poole Jerrolds (4) C (4) Pruiett McPherson (2) O (2) Wa Bullock (7) O (10) Smith Substitutions: Wardell — Baker (2), Boren (2). Steele — Spence (4). Palmer Sets Pace At Palm Springs Leads Field with 14 Under Par 130; Mike Souchak It Second By BOB MYERS PALM SPRINGS, Calif. to— Pace- setting Johnny Palmer wouldn't predict by any means that he will win the $15,000 Thunderbird Invitational Golf Tournament, but he has an idea that last year's 72-hole winning total of 268 will be eclipsed. Palmer led the way into the third round today with rounds of 62-68 behind him for a total of 130 —14 strokes under par. Guess Looks Sound With two more rounds ahead Palmer's guess for something under 268 b» Sunday evening looked sound. Freddie Haas Jr. scored the 268 last year, 20 shots under par for the Thunderblrd Country Club. The course presumably was tlghtenec up a bit for the 1955 attraction stretched out to 6,876 yards today and par 36-36—72. There were 36 professionals In the select field of 42 who were still under par as today's firing began. Souchak Second Palmer holds a two-stroke lead A fellow North Carolinian, Mike Souchak, is his closest challenger Husky Souchak. former Duk' University football end, matchec his initial round yesterday—34-32 —66 for 132. Just three strokes back of Pal mer were Shelley Mayfield. hand some Bo Wlnlngcr, slender Bud Holscher and crew-topped Wall; Ulrlch—all comparative newcom ers to tournament headlines and nil rated hungry for top honors Two other newcomers, Paul Me Guire of Wichita, Kan., and Bob Rosburg of San Francisco, wer coupled at 135 with Byron Nelson no stranger to fame. But B Team's Long Victory String Ends Blytheville's constantly improving Chickasaws worked methodically to their 15th victory of the season last night with'an efficient 68-50 conquest of Greene County Tech at Haley Field Gym. Tonight the Chicks return to the* — Paragould Invitational Tournament' 'or the finals against Oak Grove, who nipped Piggott last night to gain access to the final event. Tonight's game, starting at 9 o'clock will be the fourth appearance of the week for Coach Jimmy Fisher's busy Tribe. In the preliminary game last night, the Chick B team ended a 41-game, two-year victory skein, falling to Tech Bees 34-31. It was the first defeat for a B squad since Armorel turned the trick in the second game of hte season in December 1952. Highly Effective Attack In the main event, Blytheville went right to work with a highly- effective attack to grind out its 15th win of the season. The Chicks haven't lost a game in regular season play, and have dropped only one—to Leachville in the finals of the Arkansas State meet^in all competition. In contrast to recent games, when the scoring has been almost perfectly balanced, last night's game saw Fisher's pivotman, .sophomore Freddie Hodge, break loose with some unerring shots from the post position to rack up 21 points. Hodge also turned a masterful game under the backboards, completely dominating defensive bounds with 17—and 14 of those came in the first half. The Chciks had no trouble controlling the boards against the small but fast Yellow Jackets. All together the Chicks got 41 defensive rebounds. ' Blytheville's smooth-operating attack was well-oiled last night and seemed to work at high speed with Imost effortless ease. Shooting; Sharp Shooting was sharp also. Though they didn't take as many shots as usual, the Chicks' percentage was extremely good. They dunked out of 54 field goal tries for 40 per cent. Hodge was exceptionally accurate with 10 of 14—71 per cent. Danny Edgmon had 3 for 4 and Chuck Langston netted five for nine. Langston also looked good on rebounds with eight. The Chicks started early feeding Hodge at the post and with the big center getting seven points they moved to a 17-7 lead after one quarter. 34-17 at Half Pacing themselves the rest of the way, Fisher's crew gained a 34-17 halftime score and led 48-27 going Into the final period. The Chick Bees just couldn't get moving against the fast, close guarding Tech Bees. Forward Billy Daniels, whose average is above 15, got only eight. Huffman was next with seven. In the Paragould tournament last night, Oak Grove staved off a late Piggott rally to trip the Mohawks 56-53 and move Into the finals against Blythcviile. A girls game will precede the Blytheville-Oak Grove game at 7:30. B GAME Caruthersville In Double Win Braggadocio Bows To Tigers Twice in Homecoming Tilts CARUTHERSVILLE — Caru .hersville's Tigers won both ends of a twin bill from Braggadocio's Eagles at Caruthersville's homecoming here last night. The Tigers edged out Braggadocio 63-61 In the A game and in the B game they took an easy 35-26 victory. The A game was Caruthersville's sixth win against eight losses. With the score tied 61-61 and eight seconds remaining sophomore Gerald Clayton scored two free throws for Caruthersville's win. His first time in the game was midway _ through the fourth quarter. All five of Caruthersville's starters had fouled out at that point The contest was tight throughout with Caruthersville leading 33-31 at the half. Joe Bryant was high scorer with 25 points for Braggadocio. Caru- thersyille's Jerry McClanahan racked up 17 points. In the B game Joe Scott meshed 13 points for the Eagles and Joe White got 12 for Caruthersville. The halftime score was 17-6 in favor of Caruthersville. A Game C'vllle Pos. Braggadocio F (25) Bryanl F Blytheville Holt 5 Daniels 8 Thomas 5 Slayton 4 Huffman 7 Pos. F F C G O Tech Whltaker 13 Howard Cupp 1 Hogan J. Cupp 8 Substitutes: Blytheville — White Whitsel 2; Tech — Shatley 8, Boyd, Forbis 2, Stallcup. A GAME Abbott 9 F Bryant 10 Langston 10 F Wise Hodge 21 C Bakers 9 Akers 7 O Chesser 14 Jones 4 G Williams o Substitutes: Blytheville—Hyde 4 Cobb 5. Edgmon S, Stanley, Bratcher 2: Tech—Whitaker, Lamb 6 Richie Ashburn Turns Down Phils' Contract PHILADELPHIA Wl — Richie Ashburn—one of the fastest men In the National League—has given the Philadelphia Phillies a speedy answer offer. The Tilden, to its first 1955 contract Neb., centerficlder flipped it In the wastepaper basket. Reached by telephone, Ashburn said yesterday he hnd been asked to take a 15 to 20 per cent cut In his 1954 pay, reported at $15,000. Ashburn hit .313, drove in 40 runs as leadolt man and stole 10 bases last season. Next -to catcher Smoky Burgess who appeared in 108 games, Ashburn was the best hitter on the Impotent Phillies club. "I thought I hnd a pretty good year," he snid. "I can't under- stnncl Why I'm asked to take a pny cut." "I'm not going to be In touch with the office nor am I going to Clcarwater, Pla., the Phillies training base to bargain. I think Ihc least I should have been of- f^i'od was the same amount as last year. What did I do to rate being out that much?" he asked. Cardinals Sign Max Boydston CHICAGO (/Pi—The Chicago Cardinals yesterday, announced they have signed May Boydston, Oklahoma's star end, for the 1955 pro football season. Boydston. the Cardinals No. 1 draft choice, was signed at Muskogee. Okla. The Cardinals gave no Indication as to what Boydston's contract called for but Conch Joe Stydahnr was Jubilant over having the Soonei star signed. "He has speed, he's a good blocker and I'm hoping he'll be a top pass receiver," Stydahar said. "He has nil the requirements of being great." Willis (10) L. Cook (15) McClanahan (17) Grlgory (4) Cook (6) • Substitutions: (11) Geurian (12) Grimstead (12) Bruton Lack Caruthersville — Darnell (6), Clayton (4), Bartholo. mew (1), Abernathy, Jones, Brag, gadoclo — Scott (1), and McLe more. Basketball Scores SMUTops8aylor, Shares S WC Lead Jim Krebs Hits 31 Points to Pace Record 96-84 Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baylor learned what makes SMU center Jim Krebs great Friday night, and the knowledge cost the Bears a tie for the lead in the Southwest Conference. Krebs, easy to foul when played :losely and deadly with his lay- ups when played loosely, scored 31 points to pace SMU's 96-84 victory. Tie for Lead The triumph moved SMU into a tie with Texas Christian for the conference lead, each team standing 4-1 in championship play. TCU goes into action Saturday night, but the game counts only the season standings as the Horned Frogs play Abilene Christian at Abilene. Texas meets Houston In another nonconference game to round out the schedule. New Record SMU's 96 points erased the old conference mark of 95 for a single game, set by Rice against TCU last year, and the combined total of 180 points for the teams replaced 169 points scored by TCU 1 SMU last year as a conference record. Krebs, 6-foot-8 sophomore, ran his season total to 335 points, topping the SMU record of ,321 set by Derrell Murphy two years ago. and his 31 points set a new school record for one game. His 11 field goals tied a school record. Forward Jerry Mallett paced Baylor with 23 points. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manhattan 72, Lemoyne (NY) 65 Georgetown (DC) 82, Spring Hill 75 (four overtimes) Marquette 90. New Orleans Loyola 88 overtime Furman 125, Virginia Tech 87 Phillips Oilers 82, Florida State 65 Alabama State 80, Tuslcegee 61 Tc-nn State 72, Kentucky State 65 Oklahoma City 67, Wyoming 47 Western Kentucky 89, Bowling Green 66 South Dakota 79, Augustaha (SD) 71 Missouri Valley 77, Tarkio 63 College of Emporla 70, Ottawa (Kan) 60 Southwestern (Kan) 81, St. Benedicts (Kan) 62 Bethel (Kan) 63, Bethany (Kan) 55 Maryville (Mo) 32, Rolla Mines 76 Missouri Central 77, Drury 76 Phillips Univ 70, Northwestern Okla 67 (overtime) Southwestern Okla 84, Central Okla 70 Kansas Tech 67, Sterling 65 Southern Methodist 96, Baylor 84 West Texas 87, Texas Tech 78 Henderson 86, College of OzarkE 58 Langston 81, Arkansas A&M 74 San Francisco 76, Stanford 60 Utah 60, Utah State 52 Santa Clara 66, California 59 (overtime) UCLA 91, Santa Barbara 62 Oregon State 55, Washington 51 Colorado A&M 76, Colorado State 57 Oregon 82, Brigham Young 71 Idaho 75, Washington State 73 (overtime) Montana 71, Montana State 62 Southern California 76, Hawaii 43 Big Seven High School North Little Rock 86, Hot Springs 62 El Dorado 61, Pine Bluff 45 Fort Smith 51, Little Rock 43 County High School Blytheville 68, Greene County Tech 50 Greene County Tech 'B' 34, Ely. theville 'B' 31 Reiser 66, Armorel 62 Wilson 80, Burdette 60 Pro-Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 101, Syracuse 90 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia — George Johnson, 154. Trenton, N.J., outpointed Ramon Fuentes, 153, Los Angeles. 10. Stamford. Conn. — Chico Vejar, 158, Stamford, stopped Higgle Alotti, 159, New York, 3. NL Ponders Expanding To 10-Team Circuit NEW YORK (AP) — The National Baseball League "kicks around" the idea of expanding to 10 teams today with the American League scheduled to consider the same possibility tomorrow. National League officials. will.-, take a look at sample schedules NC State Out After Revenge Tonight Wolfpack to Play Villanova; Marquette, SMU Triumph By ED WILKS The Associated Press Revenge is sweet and this figures to be a very pleasant night for North Carolina State in college basketball. The Wolfpack, bristling after a*- sltp from No. 2 to No. 3 this week In the Associated Press poll, is at home to unranked Villanova—one of only three teams to beat NCS this season. Villanova accomplished its success New Year's night, ending a 12-game Wolfpack streak. Dons Triumph San Francisco, the team that replaced NCS as the runnerup to Kentucky in the poll, returned to action after a two-week exam layoff last night with a 76-60 victory Wilson Defeats Burdelfe Twice Seniors Take 80-60 Win while Juniors Gain 41-26 Victory etting up 162-game seasons in their meeting. The American League's expansion committee will follow the same program in their meeting tomorrow. Those are just two of five baseball meetings on tap this weekend. Other Meetings A meeting of a special Hall of Fame committee will consider players out of baseball for 25 years while the class AAA International League draws up a schedule including ne\y member Columbus, Ohio, and considers Havana's financial problems. The class A Eastern League will decide whether it will have .eight or six teams in business this season. Warren Giles, president of the National League, said there are four sample schedules to be considered by his league and that "nothing conclusive is expected. "It's not a question of 1956," said Giles. "It could be In 1957, but I'm not sure is practicable." 8 Cities Included The sample schedules 10-club league include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis - St. Heavyweight Title Bout Again Heads Mat Card It'll be championship wrestling again Monday night in the main event of the American's Legion weekly wrestliiig bouts at Memorial Auditorium with southern heavyweight champion Freddie Blassie again defending his title. Billings. Mont. — Jimmy Grow, j Paul and Houston and Dallas In Boise. Idaho, outpointed j various combinations with the ' present clubs. Frank Lane, Chicago White Sox general manager, heads the American League committee which will Ralph Cerevantes, 111., 10. 137, Rockford, Keiser Defeats Armorel Twice Girls Win Easily 59-21; Boys Rally For 66-62 Victory KEISER — Reiser's Yellow Jackets, staging a rousing finish In the boys game, swept both ends of a doubleheader from Armorel teams here last night. In a preliminary battle Reiser's girls won easily 59-21 and in the boys game the Yellow Jackets came from behind in the closing minutes of play to nudge the Tigers 66-62, The boys game was a hotly contested affair all the way with both teams staging come-from-behind rallies. Keiser jumped off to an early lead and worked it to an 11-point margin at haiftime over Stanford. It was the 11th straight triumph for the Dons, top defensive team in the nation. A crowd of 13.824 fans — with about 3,000 others turned away— jammed the Cow Palace in San Francisco for the Don-Stanford battle, par't of a doubleheader that also saw Santa Clara beat California 66-59 in overtime. It was the largest basketball crowd ever in the area, and possibly an all-time top on the Pacific Coast. .Marquette Wins It was orily the second time this season the Dons have given up more than 57 points and their pressing defense held the Indians to five field goals in the first half. Only three other ranked teams were at work, and all won. Marquette (No. 11) was carried into overtime, but defeated Loyola of New Orleans 00-88 to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games; Utah (No. 7) won its seventh straight and remained unbeaten in the Skyline Conference with a 60-52 decision over Utah State and UCLA (No. 9), co-leader of the Pacific Coast Conference Southern division with Stanford, defeated Santa Barbara 91-62 in a non-league game. SMU Sets Record In other top games. Southern Methodist set a Southwest Conference scoring record and climbed into a first place tie with idle Texas Christian by defeating Baylor 96-34; Furman, No. 1 fense in the nation, topped Armorel the fine shooting of illied in the third „.. points for the seventh time 125-87 but'over Virginia Tech and Oregon Carl Patterson, to take the lead. ed ahead again and held on for the victory. WILSON—Wilson's Bulldogs continued their winning ways here last niaht as the whipped Burdette's Pirates 80-60. The win gave the Bulldogs a sweep of a doubleheader. In a preliminary game Wilson's juniors whipped Burdette 41-26. In the senior game Wilson turned in one of their best performances of the season. Their scoring attack fairly well bainnced with Tran- num scoring 35 points, Grain 19 and Peepers 12. Burdette Burks with 21 points led the way while Bevill got 11 and Higgins nine. In the junior game Cissell with 13 points led Wilson's scoring. Burdette's Robison, however, waa high for the night with 19. Junior Game Wilson Pos. Burdetto Buchanan (2) F (2) Tomlln Wiley (5) F (1) Payne Cissell (13) C (19) Robison Trannum (11) G (3) McHaffey Cecil (9) G (1) Eubanks Substitutions: Burdette—Jackson. Senior Game Wilson Peepers (12) Crain (19) Trannum i35) Kennedy (4) Chandler (7) Substitutions (3). McAfee. Beall. Coburn. Pos. F F C G G Burdetto (7) Rigsby (8) Langley (21) Burks (9) Higgins (11) BeviU Wilson — Rogers Carpenter, Chism, Burdette—Kennedy Girls Game examine three sets of "dry-run" Keiser Pos. and 162 games with 18-game sea-1 Hall (S) F son series between each team in- Shoemaker (20 )F stead of the present 22. B. Creecy (22) F The American League has its \ Duvall eye on the same new territory as the National. Blassie, who hails from St. Louis will defend his title against newcomer Tnrzan Hewit, a 255-pound Canadian brawler who is listed as one of the contenders for Lou Thez's world championship title. Last week Blassie successfully defended his title against Red Roberts in a National Wrestling Alliance sanctioned bout here. Monday night's bout is also sanctioned by the NWA and a special wrestler will be sent In to officiate the match. He is Dynamite Joe Difl- man who appeared here several years ago as a top-notch wrestler. Hewitt comes to Blytheville rated as one of the top heavyweight grapplers to come out of Canada in some time. He has appeared In numerous nationally-televised bouts originating in Chicago and Detroit. A preliminary match is also on the card. In that a pair of junior heavyweights. Lee Fields and Red Byrd. will swap holds. Both bouts will be 90-mlnute time limit affairs. Shantz Confident Kansas City A's Can Move Up KANSAS CITY w>—Wee Bobby Shnntz is confident the Kansas City Athletics can get out of the American League cellar next season but his ailing pitching arm probably is the big key to any such hopes. Shantz, who signed his 1955 contract yesterday, won 24 and lost 7 in 1952 and was voted the league's most valuable player. But he had r.rm trouble the next two years, appearing in only seven games in 1954. "Doctors assure me my arm Is Tarzan Hewitt The correct name of pitcher Sandy Consuegra of the Chicago White Sox is Sandalio Simeon Consuegra. 100 per cent again," said the 5-6. 139-pound hurler. "It feels good but then I haven't thrown a ball in months. We'll have to wait until spring training to get the answer." Shantz was the 15th A's player to sign for 1955. Terms of the contract were not announced but it's believed he'll draw around $20,000 and it's likely an "arm clause" is included in the document. Ozarks 86-58 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Henderson's Reddles trounced the College of the Ozarks in a basketball battle of second division Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference teams at Clarksville last night. With a fiery rally in the last 10 minutes the Reddles left the Mountaineers nearly 30 points be- State beat Washington 55-51 for 7-0 mark in the PCC Northern division. Then in the closing minutes, the I Georgetown (DC) had the tough- fast breaking Yellow Jackets scoot- est fight of the night, battling • through four overtimes before shaking little Spring Hill (Ala)'82- i 75. It was the Hoyas' first victory Armorel' jn three (10) Hughes I tour. Webster Northcutt Webb | Washington State 73 (overtime); (11) Jones] Montana 71, Montana State 62; Dver i Oklahoma City 67, Wyoming 47; tries on their Southern i2), McHaffey and McTate. Dyess Girls In Semi-Finals At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK to — Bald Knob and Dyess clashed this morning ! for a top berth in the Joe T. Robin- Coley (4) Other major results: Oregon 82, j son basketball tournament as thi Brigham Young 71: Idaho 75, | se mi-finals got underway. Keiser — Mills | co'lorado A&M" 76, Colorado State Smith Substitutions: (5), Staggs. Creecy, Ashley. Boys Game Keiser Pos. Armorel Spain (15) F (25) Patterson H. Dixon (4) F (16) Ashmore Scudder (17) C (13) Stinett B. Dixon (18) G (4) Copper Petty (12) G. (2) Coats Substitutions: Armorel — Garrison (2). 57. In 1920 Babe Ruth hit 54 home Beebe and Van Buren entered the semifinals in the bottom bracket by taking decisions last night. Beebe defeated Alma 66-63, and Van Buren squashed Bradley, 66- Bald Knob advanced with a via. runs to lead the major leagues. His tory over Elklns, 44-35. Dyess nearest rival for the George Sisler with 19. honors was! moved Into the semifinals by de- 'feating Grubbs 47-45. ried off honors with a 19-18 vie- too'. In yesterdays game. Lange started fast and led by 8-4 at the close of the first period. They hind marking up an 86-58 triumph, maintained a high scoring pace in Topping tonight's AIC basketball •• • - " '• schedule is a tussle of titans at Monticello. The unbeaten Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys will •visit the once-beaten Boll Weevils. The Weevil's only Arkansas A&M loss was Arkansas State Teachers. Since that loss the Weevils have whipped ASTC and now have 6-1 conference record. Tech has won seven straight AIC games. Ouachita goes to Batesville for a game with Arkansas College tonight. Lange Upsets Sudbury in Gra-Y Contest Lange's basketeers staged a mild upset in Gra-Y League play at the National Guard Armory yesterday afternoon as they defeated Sudbury five by a score of 25-15. In a previous meeting, Sudbury had car- Only the name is changed! ^ EFFECTIVE FEB. > ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE formerly WILSON'S AUTO SERVICE Same experienced personnel .to serve you. ANDY MOSES: Operator ASH & SECOND PHONE 2-2611 Pltoher M«rv QrlMom of the Giants It the brother of Lee Orls- fion who once .plumed for Cincinnati, .Brooklyn nnd Philadelphia In the National L«iut. NOTICE We cordially invite our customer friends to our new location at — 500 21st Street Same quality worltintinship at very reasonable prices. WEST END GARAGE E-ivsr, Eddie I 21st St. *••', ">r Phone 3-9772 | NOTICE AUTO & TRUCK OWNERS; January 31st is the last day to procure your City Auto and Truck License without Penalty. Ctiy Clerk's Office will be open nights January 27th, 28th and 31st, and all day Saturday, January 29th. CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE City Kail — City Clerk break in the scoring for the remainder of the game, but were LEGION ARENA WRESTLI Monday, Jan. 31 • Championship Match BLYTHEVILLE Adults 50c — Children 15c Southern Heavyweight Championship at Stake FREDDIE BLASSIE Southern Heavyweight Champion 230 Lbs. - St. Louis, Mo. TARZAN HEWITT 90 Minute Time Limit — Best 2 Out of 3 Falls LEE FIELDS Dynamite Joe Dillman RED BYRD Special Referee Appointed by N,W.A, 90 Minute Time Limit — Best 2 Out of 3 Falls

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