The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 7, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 Chicks to Face Busy Program This Week * * » » 2 Games, County Tourney on Slate Blytheville's Chickasaws face another busy program this scheduled games and the County Class A tournament coming The Chicks start their busy week tomorrow night when Jackson, Tenn., high team in a game scheduled for the Haley County Girls Tourney Opens Tuesday Night DELL — Mississippi County's girls basketball teams start playing for all the marbles here tomorrow night when the .county girls tournament opens. Tourney play is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow with teams from Armorel and Gosnell clashing. Then at 8:40 p.m. teams from Wilson and Manila are scheduled to meet. These will be the only first round games. All other teams drew first round byes and automatically advanced into the quarter finals. Finals Saturday Quarter-final play will be started Wednesday night and finished Thursday night. The semi-finals will be run off Thursday and Friday nights with the finals scheduled for Saturday night. Reiser's Yellow Jackets are the pre-tourney favorites but the very fact that play in the county tourna- 'ment Is for spots in the District 3 meet almost automatically throws the favorite's role wide open. Four to District Most observers feel that either Dyess or Missco is very capable of knocking off the favored Yellow Jackets and some are even predicting such a happening. Mississippi County will be allowed four teams positions on the District 3 tournament bracket •which means that all a team has to do in order to go to the District tournament is to get as far as the semi-finajs. The Big Dipper is not a constellation, but part of the constellation of Ursa Major, or the Great Bear. HIGH SCORER — Jim Smith of Villanova made a spectacular leap high above Dayton's Ray Dieringer to score in Philadelphia It wasn't enough, for the Flyers won, 59-52. (NBA) Mosley Attends Big Seven Meet League Will Change Name to Big Eight In September Blytheville's Coach Ruse Mosley set in on his first Big Seven Conference meeting Saturday at Little Rock and heard the final okay given for the Chicks' entry into the elite league. ' The Chicks last month elected to enter the Big Seven with the beginning of the 1955-56 school year. They filed a letter of intent with the conference and with the Arkansas Athletic Association stating a desire to raise their classification from AA to AAA. After all formalities were cleared by Blytheville, Big Seven and AAA officials, the Chicks were officially listed as members of the Big Seven hist week. At Saturday's meeting the 'conference, members voted that effective next Sept. 1, the league will be known as the Big Eight with Blytheville considered a full standing member and eligible for conference championships. In other action at Saturday's meeting the Big Seven members accepted Hot Springs' bid for the 1955 Big Seven basketball tournament. . p The tournament will be held March 3-5 in the Hot Springs High School gumnnsi'Jm. Only one oth er school. Port Smith, offered a bid for the tournament. week with the two regularly up. they play host to the strong Gym. Then Thursday night Coach Jimmy Fisher's Tribe goes up against the Manila Lions in the first game of the county tournament at Leachville. And, if they get by this one, they will have two more games to play this week. Friday night, the Chicks go to Hoxie to play another regularly scheduled game and, if they win over Manila, they go back to the county tournament where they will take on Leachville again for the county championship. Paps in Tourney, Too And the Chicks' little brothers, ;he Papooses, will see tournament action this week, too. • Thursday night they are scheduled to meet Leachville's juniors in the first *ame of the Mississippi County 'lass A junior tournament. And il tney win their first game they will go against Manila in the finals Saturday night. However, in both instances, the county tournament is merely a matter of formality. In both the junior and senior divisions, all three Mississippi County teams are automatically eligible for participation in the District 3 tournament. Tomorrow night the Chicks face what probably will be their toughest test of the season when they go against Jackson. Jackson Is Tough With a 22-4 record, Coach Truy Oman's Jackson aggregation is rated as one of the top teams Tennessee and are picked in some quarters to walk off with the Tennessee state championship this year. - f Saturday night the Golden Bears whipped Central of Memphis 59-58 in a preliminary game on the Kentucky-Ole Miss card at Memphis, Coach Fisher had his Tribe back at work today getting ready for the long week ahead. His drills today were a continuation of last week's workouts during which fundamentals and work against a press defense were stressed. Tulsa Has Edge In Flag Chase ST. LOUIS (.4>)~-Tulsa's Clarence Iba coulnd't ask for a better position four straight at home-in the stretch run for the Missouri Valley flag, but with St. Louis does behind he'll have his boys running scared. His ball control specialists play Detroit tonight in their first road game. Then they head for home, where they're undefeated this season, for their last six games are conference contests. Iba's boys have ther sights the first Valley basketball crown in Tulsa history and will be tough. MOVEMENT'S "FATHER" Henry Bergh, who organized the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City in 1866, is honored as the father of the modern humane movement in the United States. Dyess and Missco Win Junior Titles Armorel and Luxora Beaten In Finals of Tournament LUXORA — The Dyess boys and the Missco girls were crowned County Class B junior champions here Saturday night in the finals of the county tournament. The Missco girls won titles by edging out Armorel 26-20 in the finals while Dyess' boys won as expected over Luxora 64-23. Two consolation games were also on the championship card. In the first Reiser's girls whipped Dell 48-37 'for third place honors and in the second Wilson's boys suprised Armorel 44-34. However, all four teams will get STEELE'S BULLDOGS — Shown above is the 1954-58 edition of the Steele High School Bulldogs who will take part in the Pemiscot County tournament this week. Members of the team are: front row (left to right) — Bishop, Wimbcrly, Smith, Waller, Christian and Doris. Back row — Coach Louis Lorch, Kellems, Poole, Crews, and Spence. (Photo by Sanders) Mike Higgins Says Red Sox Are Stronger than Last Year By MIKE HIGGINS Red Sox Manager DALLAS (AP) I am optimistic about our chances next season. We have been unable to make a. trade that we thought to our advantage but even so I believe we will be stronger than in 1954. Harrison Teams Win Two Games Harrison High's junior and senior boys wrapped up a double victory over Golden High of Turrcll at the Harrison Gym Saturday night. The junior boys, with Wilburn j Campbell scoring 13 points, won by 32-16 and the senior boys with William Ray scoring 21 won 61-51. Tonight the Harrison junior boys and girls play junior teams from Speck High of Frenchman's Bayou in the Harrison Gym. Passenger Trouble MONTGOMERY, Ala. W — Lawrence Colley was brought into traffic court and officers testified he was charged with reckless driving, driving without a license and without tags after his car had run 40 feet off the road, torn down a fence and plowed into a tree. His defense was that his girl friend "was holding me too tight and I just couldn't hold her and the wheel, too." Judge John B. Scott fined Colley $50 on the license and tag charges but ruled him. innocent of reckless driving because, "I'm convinced it could have happened as he said." As you know, I am familiar with our team's strength and weakness mostly through statistics. That can. be misleading. There's nothing like personal observaton. The person-. el of the team, however, is not un- • familiar to me since I have had a number of the boys with me at one time or another. Weak Infield It seems to me our main weakness last year was in the infield and on the mound.-I expect improvement in both places, especially on the mound. Me! Parnell, our ace, should be back in shape. He was out most of last season with a broken wrist. Frank Sullivan and Tom Brewer, who did so well in,their freshmen year, should do even better because they have a full year of big league competition under their belts. . I look for Milt Boiling to get back to where he was in 1953 as a shortstop. He was a fine young shortstop for me at Louisville and he was very good here until he broke his ankle late in the '53 eason. Rookie Help We have added Billy Klaus and Owen Friend, two of the best infielders in the American Association as well as Norm Zauchin, who drove iin 118 runs at Louisville. He could add some righthanded batting power to go along with the lefthanded hitting Harry Aggins at first base. My outfield is set if Ted Williams returns. If he returns, my outfield will be Williams in left, Jimmy Piersall in center and Jackie- Jensen in right. I cannot make any predictions as to where we'll finish and I will not attempt to evaluate the rest of the league until I am more familiar with the other teams. Sanders, Paul Brown On LSU Prospect List BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ^- Red Sanders of UCLA and Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns were mentioned today as Louisiana State University began hunting a successor to ousted football coach Gaynell Tinsley. Sports Roundup— Few Player Deals Are Ideal' Gas Lights BALTIMORE (If]— City officials have set aside $925.000 as a starter to buy Baltimore's way out of the gas light era. They estimate those funds will provide enough electric lamps to replace about half of the 10,400 gas lamps still in use. Baltimore is one of the few American cities where the old gas lamp can still be seen. to make the trip to the District 3B tournament at Dell next week. Spain High In the B consolation game Spain of Keiser walked off with high score honors by scoring 28 points. Minyard was high for Dell with 19. In the boys' consolation Cissell paced Wilson to. victory with 28 points while Stevenson led Armorel with 13. In the championship games Holmes paced Missco's girls over Armorel with 14 points while S. Coats was high for Armorel with 12. Cash with 20 and Goodman with 10 paced Dyess' boys to victory while Stages with 13 was high for Luxora. An Tourney Teams The all tournament teams picked by the officials and coaches are: Girls—Spain. Keiser, Smith Keiser, Hubbard. Dell; S. Coats, .Armorel Walls, Manila; Qirdley, Missco; Hudson, Luxora; Miller, Missco; Harris, Dyess. Boys—Cash, Dyess; Goodman, Dyess; Williams. Armorel; Stevenson, Armorel; Stages, Luxora; Budgins, Luxora- Doster., Dell; Reece. Osceola; Cissell, Wilson; Smith. Keiser; Girls Game 27 Cardinal Contracts Still Not Returned ST. LOUIS WV—The St. Louis Cardinals have 21 unsigned players only three weeks from the start of spring training, but Vice President B'" walslnghom says, "We don't expect any serious difficulty." "Some of the players, for instance, are en route to their homes after playing winter ball in Latin America," Walsingham said. The Red Birds now have 19 players in the fold, the latest being relief pitcher Prank Smith, whose signing was announced Saturday. Walsingham said some of the unsigned players have agreed to terms orally, indicating these' in T eluded Vic Raschi, understood to have been asked to take a cut in his near-$40.000 salary. The former New York Yankee pitcher won 8, lost 9 for the Cards in 1954. Catcher Bill Sarni, shortstop Alex Grammas and first baseman Joe Cunningham are the only other front-liners unsigned, and Walsingham declared, "We're not too far apart." MISSCO Holmes (14) Freshour (3) Miller (9) B. Girdley C. Girdley May Diamonds meteorites. have been found in Speculation that LSU may be in the market for a nationally-known coach grew when chairman Lewis Gottlieb of the board of supervisors said the University might combine the jobs of coach and athletic director. LSU is also seeking a replacement for T. P. Heard who was relieved as athletic director after a 23-yeai> reign. Combining the jobs would put the post in the higher salary bracket and possible attract big name coaches. No Offer Made Sports editor BID Keefe of the New Orleans Times Picayune mentioned Brown and Sanders. He also suggested Biff Jones ,but the former LSU coach said in Washington he has not been offered the job and would not take it if offered. Possible candidates for the coaching assignment include Stan Galloway of Southeastern Louisiana College, Don paurot of Missouri and Ed McKeever, former LSU assistant and one-time head coach at Notre Dame. Tinsley. a two-lime All America end at LSU and former pro star with the Chicago Cardinals, was given the gate alter seven seasons as head coach. He completed a 35- Paint Closeout Many Types and Colors i Price Hubbard Hardware By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK—The ideal player trade is, of course, a swap which j promises to benefit lioth ball clubs. | If you wish to believe the club j owners involved, iimiost every deal pulled off since the gume began has been a standoff in the matter of value received. In our own experience, though, we have seen only one major transaction which actually achieved that goal. The players concerned were Allie Reynolds, the superlative right- handed pitcher who retired the other day, and Joe Gordon, who belongs in any list of great fielding second basemen. It took two club presidents of rare imagination and gambling instinct to swing such a trade, namely, Larry MacPhail and Bill Veeck Jr. Kolh Had Troubles Larry, then head of the Yankees, and Bill, boy wonder of Che Cleveland Indians, got to gabbing in a box at the 1946 World Series between Uie Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Each had his troubles, the Yanks having pulled up a frayed third in the American League race just ended and the Indians a decayed sixth. Veeck felt that if he had a second baseman to team up with his crack shortstop and manager, Lou Bou- rireau, he might get somewhere. He offered MacPhail the pick of his pitching staff — barring Bobby Feller — for Gordon, who had i shone in live World Series for the j Yanks. The Indians' staff included, [ besides Reynolds, such attractive I bait as Bob Lemon, Steve Gromek and Red Embree. ;/ Joe Picked Allie MacPhail called Joe DiMaggio over to his box and asked the Clipper to make the choice for him. Joe unhesitatingly picked Reynolds, though the Chief had posted only an 11-15 record that season. Though he was surprised, Larry went along, and right after the Series ended, on Oct. 11, the deal which was to shape baseball history for that day to the present was announced. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W RE S T LIN G Monday, Feb. 7 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Butch Boyett and Vs. Eddi* Malone Lee Fields and Don Fields Adults SOc — Children 15e 2 one Fall Matches L. Fields vs Boyett and D. Fields ys Malone 90 Minute time limit—best 2 nut of 3 falls 30 Minute time limit WE PUT THE "SAFE" IN DRIVING ompany Broadway & Chickasawba Phon« 3-4453 34-6 record, plus a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma in 1949. ATLANTIC MUD The floor of the Atlantic along the Brazilian coast is made up of red, blue and green muds, which get their color from bite of volcanic rock and coral. ARMOREL (61 B. Coats I (2) McDaniels! Hughes Dixon Dyer (12) Coast Boys Game Dyess (2) Bailey (6) Denton (14) Burlson (19) Goodman (20) Cash F F P G G G I.UXORA Staggs (13) White (12) Hudgins (4) Barch Olive (3) Substitutions: Luxora—Clark (1) Dyess — Jones, Engle, Lewellen, McVey (3). F F C G G Keeping light bulbs free from dust increases the light output as much as 50 per cent. Pennzoil Z-7 For the first time ... a motor oil that UNLOCKS HORSEPOWER! Tou actually FEEL the dlffcrtnce behind the wheel. Your first crankcase fill proves this is a NEW KIND of motor oil. EXCLUSIVELY AT ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE Ash and 2nd ement Ssrqams \oull find AtO MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phone 3-4434 rriHERE'S fun and excitement for every J- member ol your family—the John Deere "Power Steering Rodeo." It's a great new attraction for our 1955 John Deere Day show . . . one you won't want to miss. Here's your opportunity to test your skill at driving a tractor . . . but, whether you participate or look on, you'll thoroughly enjoy the newest All-American Rodeo— the lohn Deere "Power Steering Rodeo." Make a careful note ol the date and time ol the Rodeo, then plan to be on hand in plenty ol time to enjoy the laughs and thrills of the "Power Steering Rodeo." It's a new attraction that makes thus year's John Deere Day (how better than ever. Z>*£. Tuesday, Feb. 8 — That's Tomorrow! 1:00 p. m. A 'MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phont 3-4434 Remember.. .Every Firmer Is Eligible to Enter

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