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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 1, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1951 Chicks at Bay Tonight In Search of 17th Win **** *#*# Tribe Gets Ready for Leachville Blytheville's red- hot Chickasaws ride their vastly improving offense into Bay tonight in hopes of overcoming the small-court jinx the Craighead County Yellow Jackets hold on them. The Chicks begin a two-game road trip against the Yellow Jackets in Bay tonight where they will be seeking their 17th win of the season and their ninth in a row. And, too, Coach Jimmie Fisher's Athletically Yours By BILLY BEALL Arkansas Is Far Behind Other Stares in Track, Records Show Borrowed material: One of the stories making the football circuit which is very appropriate at this time since this is the time of year when football positions are changing as much as the Red China-USA cold war talks is about a foot- Tribe is hoping that tonight's game will be a tune up for their big one Friday night. Friday night the Chicks invade the den of the powerful Leachville Lions, the only team to beat them this year. Coach Fisher said this morning that his team is expected to be in near top shape for this week's important games. Jones Ready to Go Guard Bobby Jones, who suffered head and shoulder injuries In the finals of the Paragould tournament Saturday night, has been pronounced okay and will see action tonight. Jones suffered a jagged cut to ba?WachTpp^ g^p^gg^ "We were concerned about his shoulder," Fisher said this morning, "but apparently it is all right. We had it checked and were told there was nothing seriously wrong With it. "It's still a little sore but he should be able to play tonight." However, Coach Fisher indicated that he wasn't going; to push Jones too much tonight. "We'll need him more Friday night," he said, indicating that he may be saving him for the Leachville tilt. Small Court Jinx On paper, the Chicks should have number two slot down the line. by the president of the school. As the interview progressed the j threat to the teams rated from the president inquired what method the coach used in selecting his team. "Well," replied the coach, "I take the squad into the woods and turn them loose. Those that run through the trees I make linemen, those that run around the trees I make hacks." The president inquired about those that climbed the trees. li Oh,' answered the prospective coach, "those become officials." For a look into the future of Mississippi County basketball in the Bee division it is suggested you basketball followers trek to Luxora and observe the County's Junior High School Basketball Tournament which got under way last night and will run on consecutive nights through Saturday, February 5th. These youngsters play an amazing brand of high caliber basketball and are the future players and stars when they move from junor high into senior high competition. Pre-tourney favorite to cop the title is Dyess with Osceola placed in the number one upsetting role. Osceola's lone loss of the season was given to them by the Dyess junior Eagles but not' before the Seminoles gave them a good scare on the Eagle's home court. Ever wonder how our state compared with the other forty-seven In track and field events? Recently a composite of all the time and distances was published in the Athletic Journal, the monthly publication dealing with all the sports events known to mankind in the USA,, and some very interesting conclusions can be drawn from the record chart. California leads the field in the 1954 competition with seven wins and one tie, meaning their times and distances for the eight events lead the other states in the fourteen events charted. Texas follows at a great distance to the rear with two wins and .one tie. Indiana, New York and Oregon pulled one first place each from the fourteen events and the other forty-three states had to be satisfied with just "entering" the meet. We might add, however, Rhode Island and Delaware do not participate in state meets. For the movie-making state the school participants won the following events. The time and distances are in parenthesis: 120 High Hurdles (14.3); 100 yard dash (9.6); 880 Belay (1:28.7); 440 yard dash (48.7); 890 yard run (1:52.9); Shot Put (59-7*4); Broad Jump (25-4 V-i); Broad Jump (25-4>/ 4 ). They tied in the 180 Low fturoie event with a (19.9); time. The Lone Star State with a 21.1 time in the 220 yard dash and a 6-5 % leap in the high Jump event accounted for their iwo. first places. Their 19.0 tune in the low hurdles gave them a tie for first place with California. Indiana's 4:20.4 recording in the Mile Run gave the Hoosicr State Osceola to Play Shawnee Tonight Junior and Senior Seminoles to Meet Indians in Twin Bill OSCEOLA — Osceola's red-hot basketeers, junior and senior. Journey to Shawnee tonight to meet the Indians in a doubleheader. With a 10-5 record, the seniors will be out to keep their victory string going which Is six straight and the juniors with a 10-1 account of themselves are out to add number five in a row to their outstanding record. Not since Wilson dropped the senior Seminoies 56-41 in their first pre-Christmas game have the OHS Tribe dropped one, winning from Luxora, Caraway, Burdette, Gos- neil, Armorel and Marked Tree. The juniors only loss was to Dyess, rated the top junior five in the County's "B" Division. Both Osceola teams are rated the logical choice of upsetting the nests of the Eagles when tourney time rolls around. Coach Austin Hanner undoubt- ably will stick to his winning combines in the cioubie feature tonight which would put Wade Rodgers, Jack Reeves, Dick Lucas. Nelson little trouble with the Yellow Jackets tonight. Coach Bob Pierce is currently in the middle of a building program and the Yellow Jackets haven't shown too much this season. But in recent years the Chicks have never looked good on the Bay court, which is smaller than most playing areas. In fact, the court seems to hold a jinx over them. Coach Fisher sent his tribe through a lengthy workout yesterday in preparation for tonight's junket to Bay. Most of the time was spent on working against a press defense which the Chicks should see plenty of this week as both Bay and Leachville play this type of defense. Big Improvement Since the Christmas holidays, the Chicks have shown vast improvement in their game, particularly in their offense. In the four games they played last week they averaged scoring 90 points per game as they ripped Paragould's invitational tournament to pieces and turned back strong Greene \ County Tech in a regular schedule Jmr?-7iT MISSCO'S BOYS — They're not one of the top to right) — Gerald Garner, Jerry Morris, Murel seeded teams of the county but the Mississippi Williams, Lonny Lacy, Trelvis Wallace. Back row County High School boys, after a slow start, have — Russell Davis, David Hall, Wayne Adams, been showing improvement right along this sea- Kenneth Jackson, Norman Kemp, and Coach son. Members of the squad are: front row (left Bullock. Courage of Jim (No Hit) Wilson Recognized by Sport Scribes; By TOJI BRADSHAW PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The big, good-looking guy stepped into the spotlight and it .vas pretty hard to imagine he had as many knitted bones as his record showed. The name was James Alger Wilson and he was up there to receive the "Most Courageous Athlete of 1954" award of the Philadelphia Sportswriters Assn. The assorted bone fractures had'' Hopkiss and Hopper Cone in the I game starting lineup for the seniors. Ro- I since suffering their lone defeat Ran Young. Ray Mann, .Lloyd in the finals of the Arkansas State Moore, J. W. Reese and Jerry HiM; College tournament Jan. B, the will probably get the starting nod 1 Chicks have been working almost in the junior game. N'o Standout For the senior outfit of the Seminoles there have been no particular standout in their winning streak. Rodgers usually tops the team in scoring and is the quarterback of the ball club. Reeves, the petite guard, is terrific on the defense with his ball-hawking tactics. He does not, shoot much but usually counts when he releases the round ball from his control toward the wicket. In Dick Lucas the Seminoles have one of the best rebound gentlemen in the country and can keep the defense honest because he is capable of shooting from anywhere within the keyhole, Bopper Cone and Nelson Hopkins supply plenty of help from their forward slots with Hopkins a fine shooter from the outside and Cone is a big help with his work around the baskets on the rebounds and who will score when you need one. Good Bench Strength The bench strength of the Tribe exclusively fcnse. And last fast break of- week they made this work pay off as they turned in their four. top offensive performances of the year. their only first place grab. A 13-1 3-8 \ is perhaps belter this vear than it leap across the bar in the Pole Vnul-. has been in ,. ^ t wjth ting phase of the meet gave Oregon J pl , ivei . s _ sllch as ^ Wells 6havon ten points for a first place finish and : Faillk nev. Jake Morse. Kenny Clark a discus toss of 184-2 3-4 was New Yorks contribution to the first place records for 1954. Going dcfwn the scale hero are Arkansas' time and distances tor the event: 120 High Hurdles 100 yard Dash (10.3): Run Arkansas does not competef in this* event); Relay <l;34.2>: -HO Yard Dash (51.81; 180 Low Hurrilrs (20.7)' 880 Yard Run (2.05.0); '2'1Q Yard Dash (22,5); Pole Vault (12.4); Shot Put (51-114); High Jump (5-2* Discus (145-4'/..); Broad Jump (21-' 2-7-8). Arkansas has yet to capture a first place in the nine years these records have been kept so the conclusion we have to draw. Is there is little emphasis in the spring event. In fact, on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Arkansas has yet to make a point. Although it 'is some three weeks j before the County's "B" Tournament for senior teams get underway this colmunlst offers his tourney for'the first five choices on the tournament's all-Star team. One reservation will have to be made In choosing these five boys and that is their teams remain in contention long enough to give the pickers the opportunity to observe their play. Joe Gray and Charles Jones of Dyess; Wade Rogers, Os- eeolft," Bill Trannum, Wilson; arid Carl Patterson, Armorel. : The team to beat for the championship is Dyess and we offer in order the.tenms we think might pull the track: Oiceola, Armorel, Dell and Luxora. Afteam to watch Is the Keiser Yellow Jacket* l.i the boy's division for they have been pulling ftteadliy along and are a definite i Blassie Stops, Hewitt in Title Defense Freddie Blassie, the southern heavyweight c h a m p i o n, made spcnrly work of challenger Tarzan Hewitt last night as he successfully defended his [Hie for the second straight week in the main event of the American LOG ion's wrestling pros;ram at Memorial Auditorium. Blassie turned back the 250-pound Hewitt after 26 minutes .of grap- plins taking the first two falls of the best two of three falls match. Hewitt found (he champion's speed and general wrestling know- how entirely too much for him as he attempted to rough his way to the title. Blassie grabbed the first fall in 1C minutes. After setting the challenger up with a series of body checks and side mares, Blassie ap- boys who cur. pop the bucket at | plied a spinning hammer lock that made Hewitt give. Hewitt came out stronger and braver in the second fall, giving the champion a little more competition. But Blassie weathered the storm and took the second round after 10 Paper Reports Boston Post Says Terrible Ted to Return to Bosox BOSTON I-PI — Ted Williams Is ready to return to baseball and his role as hitting star of the Boston Red Sox according to the Boston Post. The Post today reports under a Miami, Fla., dateline, that Williams' business manager, Fred j Corcoran, indicates Ted will report to spring training with the Sox if he gets some coaxing from club owner Tom Yawkey and General Manager Joe Cronin. Long" Conference Williams announced his retirement during the 1954 season effective when the season was over. The Post story says that Corcoran "after a long conference with the slugger at a hotel on Miami Beach. announced to friends that .Ted will be in action when the Sox arrive at Sarasota late next month for spring training." Contract Mailed Williams has "just about made up his mind in favor of baseball," the article continues. Urging from the Red Sox officials will get Williams to sign a contract. ' Remarked Cronin at his Boston home: "We've mailed Ted a contract but haven't heard from him as yet." heavyweights. Fields took the first something to do with it — because j despite them he had come back to become one of the leading pitchers I in the majors ' last season, had pitched a no - hit - no - run game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Back in 1945, the big righthander was with the Boston Red Sox. He was on the. mount! one day when Hank Grccnberg came to bat for the Detroit Tigers. A batted ball slammed against Wilson's head, cracking his skull wide open. Counted Out The doctors did their best to heal the half-inch depression then told Wilson and his baseball bosses he probably never would play again. The six foot, one inch pitcher didn't take the doctor's word for ia and came back the following season — in the minors. He worked his way up slowly but again disaster struck. Whit- he, was with Louisville in the American Assn., two years after the Greenberg accident, Wilson was struck by another batted ball. This Lime a }eg \VRS fractured. The doctors found six or seven breaks and once more he was told he would be „„.. „„„,..„, G ,, .„ ~... nt , lucky to walk. to battle another Indian tribe. Wilson made poor prosnosiica-1 Jim McDonald's Braggadocio tors out of the physicians for theJEaeles will go to Armorel, Ark., for second time, He not only walked — •?. uvin bill with the senior and jun- he pitched. His new start was with j j 01 - boys Toledo. Then he was drafted by i Holland will go to Gosneil, Ark., 7 % SeMo Teams In Action Tonight Peering to Invade • Cooter; Hayti Plays Bragg City Indians By SOXNT SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — P emlscot County basketball teams swing into their final week of regular play tonight with seven of the teams active. Five games will be played tonight, three of them out of the county. Hal Rhea's Cooter cagcrs will play host to three teams from Deering. The senior and junior boys and the senior girls will play ball at Cooter. In the other game that will be played in the county, Hayti's Indians, under the direction of Daulton Rogers, will go to Bragg City the Philadelphia Athletics but went; for a game and Warden's Cardinals will travel to Cardwell, in Dunklin County. In active teams tonight will be back to the minors, this time to Buffalo, then Seattle. Called Up In 1951 The Braves called him up after OLL , he posted a 24-11 mark in 1950 and v j]j, in 1951 he won seven, losing the same number. The following year he had a 12-14 record with the 4 Games Tonight In Junior B Meet Dyess and Dell Teams Are Victorious in Opening Tilts LUXORA — Play in the 1955 Mississippi County Class B junior high basketball tournament got off to a fast start here last night with teams from Dyess and Dell moving up with opening night victories. _ UnbeatenFullmer Nolches27ihWin Tournament action is scheduled to continue tonight with four games on the agenda. At 6 p.m. Shawnee' boys play Kelser with the Shawnee girls playing Manila at 7, the Missco boys tangling with Wilson at 8 and Victoria's boys taking on Burdette at 9. Dell Girls Win In last night's action Dell's girls defeated Victoria 50-20 in the curtain raiser. In following games Dyess' girls whipped Wilson 48-21 and Dell's boys downed Gosneil by a 36-29 count. The boys games was by far the best one of the night. Dell, after taking a 21-8 lead at the end of the second stanza, had to hustle to get past the rallying Gosneil team. Close Game Gosneil closed the gap in the third quarter narrowing the deficit to only three points at the end of the third. But Dell's Doster hit three quick field goals after the opening of the fourth period and the junior Blue Devils were away. Tomorrow night the tournament's big boys get into the act when all the seeded teams in both the boys and girls brackets swing into action. The tournament is scheduled to run all week with the finals set for Saturday night. Pops to Play Manila Here Thursday Blytheville's Junior high Papooses have booked a game with Manila juniors lor Thursday night to replace the game wth Osceola which was cancelled. Coach Bill Stancil said this morning. Coach Stancil announced the booking of Manila this morning and said that there would be two games—a B game and an A game. The games will be played at the Haley Field Gym. The Paps game with Osceola scheduled for last night was cancelled due to Osceola's participation in the county junior B tournament at Luxora. Steele's Bulldogs and Caruthers- UR'S Timers. The Wartfell team will play additional game .this week when »« u«iu * n-i-i ii^uiu M,.n me th . pl hosl to Dy Ark on Braves and in 19o3 won four and I Thur^fi-iv lost nine after the Braves moved! from Boston. In 1954 the Braves put him on the waiver list. At the last, minute, however, Milwaukee withdrew him from the baseball grab bag and he went on to win eight against two .osses. One of thoso wins was a 2-0 no-hitter against the Phillies' Thursday. Track Has Built-in Mud and Lnrry Hulsey. The junior aggregation boasi.s ol minutes with an arm bar and, after losing in the second in f-^ht minutes, grabbed the third and deciding round nine minutes with a body straddle. Byrd, a veteran of many a campaign in the Blytheville ring. !-:ept the fans howling with his cat-like ability to stay on his feet. He won his only round with a 'jody pin. falJ m 17 i Robin Roberts. The Philadelphia sportswriters HALLANDALE, Pla. <.-P) — Gulf- stream Park has one of the nation's most unusual running strips. It is also honored Tom Cola, La SalJeJ built on a nine inch cushion of mud. College's All-America basketball i The track is both buoyant and player, and Kurt Burris of Oklahoma. In his first 50 games as conch of the Detroit Lions, Buddy Parker won 37 games, lost 11 and tied two against NFL foes. fast, however, as indicated by ths world's record of 1:59 45 for the mile and a quarter turned in bj Con It own in the 1949 Gulfstream Park Handicap. In 1947 Pharawell p.lso snt a world's mark of 3:13 4/5 for a mile and seven furlongs. court. They a fast, brand of ball and have shown their capabilities, on their 10-1 record. Seminoles followers believe this team can beat Dyess for the County Chninpion- ship and it. will not take long to dis- minutes with a Strangler Lewis cover whether or not their predic- 1 head lock. tions are good as the junior county tournament started last night in Luxora and will conclude over the week-end. In t.he other half of the double main event program Lee Fields won two of three falls from Floyd (Red) Byrd in a match between junior KEEP 'EM ROLLING! With Our Thorough Automotive Service When our expert mechanics service your car, you get that Important ftxtra—carpfuj, persona I i/cd service! BrhiR your car here for a complete checkup soonl rapany Broadway 4 Chickasowba Phone 3-4453 ' • Amplifiers a Inter-Corns REPAIR SERVIC • Hi-Fidelity Sound Equipment • Radios • Home Radios Guaranteed service on all makes and > models. 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Fullmer, who whipped Germany's Peter Mueller in his last local appearance. Nov. 15, should be ready to move in faster company now. Near Shut Out Fullmer scored a near shutout, winning 10-0 on the card of Judge Americo Schiavone, 9-1 on Referee Al Berl's ballot and 8-1-1 on Judge Charley Rosen's Scoreboard. The AP had It 9-1. Fullmer, the 3 to 1 favorite, weighed 156, Assire 160 pounds. Orlando Zulueta. another 3 to 1 favorite, was held to a 10-round draw by 22-year-old Danny Joe Perez of New York at New York's St. Nicholas Arena where an estimated 1,000 paid $1,600. Split Decision Referee Larry Napp, an American League Umpire in the summertime, called it 6-3-1 for Zu- Jueta, but Judge Harold Barnes had Perez on top 5-4-1. Judtie Arthur Susskind .scored the match even, 5-5, with five points for each. The AP card had Perez ahead 6-4. Zulueta's jab -opened H cut over Perez' left eye Jn the second and it bled the rest of the night. 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