The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 31, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 81, 198J, Chicks Win Paragould Meet- Play Two Games This Week Tribe Invades Leachville Friday After closing out the busiest week of their 1954-55 basketball season in an all-winning way Saturday night, Blytheville's Chicks hit the road again this week playing two games away from home — one at Bay and one at Leachville. Saturday night Coach Jimmy Fisher's Tribe wrapped up Paragould s invitational tournament in a neat little bundle with a convincing 98-42 victory over Oak Grove. But the victory might have been an expensive one tor the Chicks. Guard Bobby Jones may be lost to the Tribe for several days due to injuries received in the game. Jones, a starting guard and play- maker, suffered a ragged cut over MB left eye and possible shoulder injuries in a nasty spill during the game. Three stitches were required to close the cut. His shoulder, however ,is not believed seriously hurt. However, Coach Fisher said yesterday, that it is not known yet if the injured shoulder will keep Jones out of the lineup in this week's games. At Bay Tomorrow Night Tomorrow night the Chicks invade Bay for a pair of games with Bay's yellow Jackets and then Friday night comes the big one with Leachville. While the services of Jones should not be essential in the Bay game, Coach Fisrer expressed hope that he would be ready to go for Friday night's invasion of Leachville. The tiff with the Lions will be an all- important one to the Chicks because it was these same Lions that handed them their only loss of the season. Saturday night's victory was the Chicks' fourth of the week and their 16th of the season and it gave them the championship of the Paragould tournament. The Chicks finished Saturday what they had started earlier in the week—a complete wreck job of the tournament. In the three tournament games they played they averaged scoring 98 points a yame as their vaunted offense rolled with ease over Greenway 106-33, Delaplaine 90-26 and Oak Qrove 88-42. 90 Points Per Game And Friday night they whipped Greene County Tech 68-50 to give them a 90 points per game average for the four games played last week. The Chicks used the same tactics against Oak Grove as they used against their other two tournament joes—a smooth-working fast break and an air tight defense. Oak Grove was in the game only In the opening minutes when it built up a 4-0 lead on two fast field goals But set shots by Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott tied it up for the Chicks after two and a hall minutes of play and from then on the outcome was never in doubt. The Chicks went on to pile up a 17-11 margin at the quarter turn and then really got hot. They hit 26 points in the second stanza, 30 In the third and 25 in the fourth as Coach Fisher alternated his two units equally. Edgmon High Every member of the Chicks' 10- man squad go into the scoring column. Danny Edgmon, a forward on Ox second unit, was high pointer with 18 while Abbott hit 17, Freddy Hodge got 16 and Akers 15. Continuing their offensive onslaught that started last Tuesday night, the Chicks hit 48 per cent of their shots from the field. And at the free throw line they hit an amazing 84 per cent, making 22 of their 26 charity tosses. Oak Grove floored»a well balanced ball club but was simply outclassed and outmanned. They could do nothing with the Chicks' man to man and press . defenses. But Oak Grove never gave up, battling all the way, playing a hard game. To single out one or two Chick performers for praise would be a difficult task. Both units playec masterfully both offensively and defensively. And with the rebound work of Hodge, Abbott, Ertgmon and Danny Cobb they controlled both backboards practically all evening. Pos. TCU Leads Every thing But Standings in SWC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Except for the place it counts the most, Texas Christian and its great sophomore center, Dick O'Neal, hold unchal- enged command of the Southwest Conference basketball race as the campaign enters its fourth week. HE'S OFF! — Here's one the horses would like to see. It's Jockey Gene Martin on the rail running down the homestretch at Hialeah Park, shedding extra pounds. (NBA) Bob Cons: Four Skiers Hurt In Spills on Tricky Course ALTA, Utah (/P) — Pour skiers were in hospitals today, victims of a lightning-fast Snow giant slalom course that brought bad spills to eight others and disqualification to eight more because they were going too fast to make all the gates. Most seriously hurt, was Jill Kinmont, Bishop. Calif., teen ager who was featured this week on the cov- national sports magazine The Frogs and O'Neal lead in every department except the conference standings, where Southern Methodist and TCU are deadlocked for first place with 4-1 records. TCU sets the pace in number of victories—13 — and percentage — .765—for the year. O'Neal leads in season scoring with 466 points and conference scoring with 152. AH Time Record The Frogs set a new all-time scoring; record, for themsleves last week when they beat Abilene Christian 101-83. O'Neal, 6-foot-7 pivotman, set the pace with 39 points, three point shy of the mark he set two weeks ago against Texas. SMU had a record-making night of its own when the Mustangs beat Baylor 96-84 to move into a tie with TCU for the conference lead. It was the only championship, game of .the week.. The Mustangs' score was a new high for the conference, and Jim Krebs 1 31 points set a new SMU standard. The combined score of 180 points was a new conference record. Play Twice This Week TCU risks its share of the lead twice this week, playing Texas A&M Wednesday and Baylor Saturday, both games at Fort Worth. SMU meets Arkansas Monday at Fayetteville in the Mustangs' only conference start. Tqxas plays Arkansas Saturday at Austin in the other conference game. The Longhorns play Texas Tech Thursday at Austin and Baylor meets North Texas Tuesday at Waco in nonconference play. Last week's other results included Arkansas' 55-52 victory over Oklahoma City and Houston's 59-52 triumph over Texas. Paps 7 Gome With Osceola Is Cancelled BlytheviUe Junior High School's game with Osceola scheduled for Haley Field Gym tonight has been called off. The game was cancelled because of Osceola's participation in the county tournament at Luxora this Arkansas Tech Still Leads AIC Wonder Boys Past Big Test in Week Of Heavy Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was 'shuffling in the pack last week, but when the smoke cleared it was Arkansas Tech still top of the Arkansas Inter collegiate Conference basketball campaign. Tech's Wonder Boys had met what apparently was their stif- est league hurdle to date without faltering. It was Tech 88, Arican- is A&M 76. Clean Record Thus. Tech kept its conference slate clean with seven victories. To A&M, it was a bitter pill because the defeat doused a chance o take the league lead away from the Wonder Boys on percentages and the Boll Weevils dropped to third place behind Southern State. A postponement with Arkansas State Teachers kept Southern idle over the weekend, while Ouachita College defeated Arkansas College 97-89. A&M /ought a good fight Saturday night at Monticello against -he high-riding invaders from Tech The Weevils tied the score four times in the last half, but a final five-minute surge pulled the Wonder Boys away. Ouachita Improved Tech's E. C. O'Neal paced the Techmen with 35 points. Billy Thurman led Weevils scoring with 20. Arkansas College found an improved team in Ouachlta's Tigers fresh from a conference victory— Ouachita's second of the season— iOO-98 over Arkansas State Teach, ers. The lead switched hands at Batesville as Pete Pulford led the Baptists to victory with 35 points. Doc Freemen was high for the losers with 20. Other Results Other results last week Were: Tech 100 Henderson 73, Southern 85, The College of the Ozarks 66, A&M 92 Teachers 69, and Henderson 86 Ozarks 58. This week's action opens Tuesday night with four contests scheduled. Tech will be at Arkansas College, Teachers at Ozarks. Hendrix at Henderson ,and Ouachita at Southern. . Southern tries Tech Friday at Russellville. Saturday's scheduled games are Ozarks at Tech, Henderson at A&M and Teachers at Arkansas College. Blytheville Abbott (17) Langston (11) Hodge (16) Jones (3) Akers )]5) F C (14) O' Gig) Cunningham Substitutions: Blytheville — Hyde (2), Cobb (10), Edgmon (18. Stanley (4), Bratcher (2). Oak Grove— Bowden (2). er of which billed her as a promising Olympic prospect. But a broken back spelled a virtual end to her Olympic hopes. Her physician described her condition as "critical." Officials blamed the score of mishaps yesterday on extra-fast, snow, a wind ,and a wicked bump midway in the course that sent skiers flying. Marvin Melville of Salt Lake City took the 10,000-foot. plus men's course in the winning time of one j minute, 39.9 seconds—better than' 60 miles an hour. Andrea Mead Lawrence of Aspen, Colo., won the slightly shorter women's course in a still-breath- Oak Grove j taking time of 1-38.4. 191 Wood ! • (8. Yeargan; / -_ ., ; , Blanfcenship, f OUTR MUST d,i James ' week. The cancellation throws the Paps inactive until next Monday night \\hen they go to Alexander for return game with Alexander's juniors. Coach Ted Webster is in his 26th year as head coach of the Syracuse University swimming team. Little Rock Gets Cage Tourneys LITTLE ROOK I/PI — The executive committee of the Arkansas Athletic Commission has announced that Little Rock will be the site for both Class A and Class B senior boys basketball tournaments this year. The Class A tourney was scheduled for March 8-12 at Little Rock Central High School fieldhouse. The Class B tournament was set for March 1-5 at Little Rock Junior College fieldhouse. Martanna was awarded the senior girls tourney, set for Feb. 23-26. Camden will host the Class A junior boys tournament. Feb. 23-26. No bids were made on the Class B junior boys tournament. A spec ial, committee was appointed to look for a host. ANOTHER TROPHY — Blytheville's high Hying Chicks pose with the trophy they received for winning Paragould's invitational tournament championship Saturday night. The Chicks whipped Oak Grove 98-42 in the tourney finals. Shown with the trophy are: back row (left to right) — Earl Hyde, Freddy Hodge, Charles Abbott, Chuck Langston and Danny Edgmon. Front row — Danny Cobb, Freddie Akers, Coach Jimmy Fisher, Jimmy Bratcher and Kenneth Stanley. (Photo Courtesy Paragould Daily Press) Unsigned Rookie Will be Talk Of Red Sox Camp This Spring NEW By JOE REICHLER YORK (AP) — Nine members of the official Boston Red Sox squad of 45 players will report to Manager Mike Higgins at Sarasota, Fla., March 1 wearing Sox uniforms for the Wes Santee Changes Outlook on Indoor Mile BOSTON (AP) — Wes Santee, holder of the new world indoor mile record of 4:03.8, has changed the outlook for a four-minute mile on banked boards and may alter his running strategy as a -result of the performance. Santee, who feels "at sea" run- Santee plans to campaign indoors in five major indoor meets in New York starting Wanamaker Mile with the Madison first time. Seven others must still be considered as rookies although they've been up before. According to expert observers of* baseball talent, however, the athlete who will attract the most attention is a 20-year-old kid who as yet is not on the Red Sox roster. His name is Marty Keough who. three years ago, was in high school. Something Special This Keough must be something extra special. The Red Sox family has refrained from extolling his viriues for fear that too much publicity might hurt the boy but if he doesn't step into Dom DiMaggio's shoes 'in centerfield by 1956, they'll be awfully disappointed. "The kid is one of the finest prospects I've ever seen," said Buzzie Bnvasi, Brooklyn Dodger Vice-Prcsident. "He's the kind who comes along once in a good number of years." In his first'full year in organized baseball in W53, Keough batted .330 in Class C California League. Last season he jumped to Louisville where he compiled a .292 batting average, the best figure of any Colonel regulars. Rookie Hurlers The hurlers who will be making their first bid for a major league job include Al Scnroll, a big 22- year-old righthander from New Orleans who won 16 and lost. 11 at Albany last year; Bol) Smith, who won 13 and lost five at Shreveport; Joe Trimble, a 9-12 speed- baller who struck out 146 in 198 innings nt Wiliiamsport; and George Susce, Jr. Susce. 23, won the most games in the American Association in the second half of the season. The son of the former Red Sox coach won 10 of his last 11 decisions at Louisville. The ' new infielders are Owen Friend. Bill Klaus, Frank Malzone. Lewis Damman and Norbert Zau- chin. All were in the American Association last year. Michigan State competed in intercollegiate hockey for the first time in 1922. Outfielder Del Ennis of the Phillies failed to get a base hit in 26 times at bat against Milwaukee Brave pitching in Philadelphia in 1954. Ee Served SAN FRANCISCO W>>—Four old golf devotees say the game keeps them young. They play Lincoln Park live times a week and shoot around 80. They are Dr. Leon J. Richardson. 87; Chester Murphy, 82; Capt. Richard Smith, 80, and the youngest, Ernie Doige, 79, called "Junior.' KEEP 'EM ROLLING! With Our Thorough Automotive Service When our expert mechanics service your car, you get that--important extra—careful, personalized service! Brine your ear here for a complete check- op'soon! ompany Broadway Ir Chickaiawba Phon* 3-4453 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING ning indoors, said after smashing Gil Dodds' mark of 4:05.3 in the Boston A A Games Saturday night: ''The four-minute mile is possible indoors, but I'm not going to get it." For a guy who maintains "I don't feel qualified to say much about running indoors because I haven't done it enough," Santee did all right. 56.7 Quarter He measured pacemaker Dick Ollen, IC4A indoor and outdoor mile king-, as the Northeastern student pushed to a sizzling :56.7 quarter and 2:00 half mile. Then the 22-year-old Kansan opened the throttle and finished a good 30 yards ahead of Denmark's .Gunnar Nielsen. 5 Major Indoor .Meets Santee had split two previous meetings with Nielsen by holding back to match fast kick finishes with the Copenhagen pressman. Observers now feel that Santee. who needs no help in the open air (he's run outdoors in 4:00.6) will realize he can run away from an indoor field from the start. Square Garden Saturday. Olien and Fred Dwyer who ran three quarters in a fraction over 3:03 two weeks ago, also will be hand. Santee settled the issue of records on different types of indoor tracks by surpassing them all, including Glenn Cunningham's 4:04.4 on Dartmouth's 6'o-lap track 1938 and his own 4:04.9 last year on Michigan State's eight-lap dirt track. But to Santee everything still is incidental to running a mile in under four minutes outdoors. He already has it mapped out: "My ideal mile would be a 58 first quarter, then 60 and 61 the next two quarters and then I'd take it home from there as fast as I could.' , Neil Sutherland, 10, of Tucson, Ariz., went quail hunting with his father and bagged a 35-pound bob' cat instead of birds. County Junior B Tournament Opens Tonight Luxora Is Hoit To Boys and Girls Teams This Week LUXORA — Play in the Mississippi County Class B junior high basketball tournament gets underway here tonight with three games scheduled to raise the curtain. Opening: the tournament at »:tO p.m. will be i. game between UM Dell and Victoria girls. Following at one hour intervals tonight will be games between the Dell and Gosnell boys and the Dyes* and Wilson girls. Dyess, Reiser Picked Top seeded in this year's tournament are the Dyess boys and the Keiser girls. Four teams were seeded in order ot their won-lost records In regular season play. Osceola was .seeded No. 2 in the boys division with Armorel seeded No. 3 and Luxora No. 4. In the girls' bracket, Armorel. Mlssco and Luxora were seeded behind Keiser In that order. Tournament play will continue throughout the week with the finals scheduled for Saturday night. 4 Games Tomorrow Four games are on the schedule for tomorrow night with the Shawnee and Keiser boys clashing at 8 p.m.; the Shawnee and Manila girls meeting at 7; Missco and Wilson boys playing at 8 and the Victoria and Burdette boys clashing at 9. The junior B tournament annually kicks off tournament time in Mississippi County. Next week the senior girls tournament is scheduled to be run off at Dell with the Class B senior boys meet following Feb. 14-19 at Wilson. Two district tournaments are also scheduled for t Mississippi County this year. The District 3 junior A tournament will be played in the Blythevllle gym Feb. 14-19 and at the same time the district junior B tournament will be reeled off at Dell. Porker to Pilot El Dorado Club EL DORADO, Ark. W — The El Dorado Oilers will have a new manager this baseball season — Francis J. (Salty) Parker. Parker, 41, comes to the Cotton States League team from the manager's post at Tyler, Tex., of the Class B BIE State League. He was playing manager of the Shreveport Sports of the Texas League from 194C through 1951. He will be a non-playing manager here. Braggadocio, Deering Play CARUTHERSVILLE — Braggadocio's Eagles will play an 'extra basketball game at Deering tonight. It will be a doubleheader with both the A and B teams slated for action. 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