The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1955 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 8, 1955
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PAGE FOUH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAT, FEBRUARY 8, MM Chicks Play Jackson, Tenn., In two Games Here Tonight Tribe Is Shooting For 19th Victory Blytheville's high flying Chickasaws,'riding the crest of a 10-game winning streak, get another acid test tonight when they encounter the strong Jackson, Tenn., Golden Bears in the homey confines of the Haley Gymnasium. A doubleheader is one the card with the first game, between the Chicks' B team and the Jackson reserves, scheduled to start at 6:45. In the Golden Bears, the Chicks meet what possibly will be their toughest foe 01 the season. Coach Truy Oman's Bears boast a 22-4 record and are considered as one of the top teams in Tennessee this Pemiscot County Tourney Opens peering, Wardell And Steeie Win in Opening Activity WARDELL, Mo. — Deering's Lions, Steele's Bulldogs and Wardell's Cardinals were victors in the boys first round of the Pemiscot County tournament here last night. Deering defeated .Cooler's Wildcats 69-34. High point man in that game was Deering's Young with 25. Cooler's Witener got 10 points. Deering led throughout the game and had a halftime lead of 30-15. Steeie won over Caruthersville's Tigers 66-49. Jerry McClanahan racked up 25 points for Caruthersville to capture high point honors. Crews was high for Steeie with 19. Steeie got a 40-19 lead at the inter mission ahead. and continued to stay Wardell beat Hayti's Indians 8656 with Jerry Burnett scoring 42 pointe to run his season total to 827. Huffman scored 21 points for Sayti. The Cards stayed ahead through the entire game. They led 40-3G at the half. Warden's girls will go against gteele at 7 tonight and boys teams from Braggadocio and Holland will Fields Brothers Victorious in Mat Feature Bdctie Malone and Butch Boyett, played a bit too rough for Referee Charlie Carr last night and it cost them the victory in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium. Carr disqualified Boyett and Malone in the third round of best two of three falls feature, with the Fields brothers, Don and Lee, geWtog the decision. Carr's disqualification action was prompted when Boyett and Malone started banging him around when fae .attempted to break holds. For awhHe Carr, himself a wrestler, fought back but he soon grew tired of ttw goings on and he waved Ma- looe and Boyebt from the ring, TJhe Fields brothers took the first round In Ifi minutes with Lee pin- nir^5 Malone after a well placed drop kick. Boyett and Malone came back to even the score in the second round year. Jackson Beat Central Saturday night the Bears proved their mettle when they edged past strong Central of Memphis 59-58 in a game played as a preliminary to the Kentucky-Ole Miss meeting in Memphis.' Coach Jimmy Fisher who saw the Bears play Central, had nothing but praise for the Jackson quintet. "They're fast and aggressive and play a top drawer brand of basketball. They're rated tops in Tennessee and after seeing them play I can understand why," he moaned. Jackson annually Is one of Tennessee's top teams. They have been playing the Chicks for several years and the games have always been nip and tuck affairs. The Chicks will be seeking their 19th victory of the season and their third over a.West Tennessee power. Earlier in the season .the Chicks swept Humboldt and Milan in a trek into Tennessee. The Chicks have lost but one game all year, a 4-point decision to Leachville in the finals of the Arkansas State College tournament in Jonesboro last month. Busy Week However, last week they avenged that loss when they topped the Lions by six points on the Leachville court. Tonight's game sets the Chicks off on another busy week. Thursday night they hit the tournament trail again, playing Manila in the opening game of the Class A county tournament at Leachville. Then Friday night they go to Hoxie to play the Horde quintet before returning to the county tournaments—provided, of course, they get by Manila in the opening game. However, the county tournament is just a matter of formality as it will mean little to the district tournament pairings. All three of the Class A teams in the county are automatically eligible for the lis- trict tourney. Coach Fisher is expected to go with his regular starters in tonight's game with Charles Abbott and Danny Cobb at the forwards, Freddy Hodge at center and Bobby Jones and Freddie Akers at the guards. by pinning Lee Fields in 12 minutes with body slams and a straddle. In the preliminary bouts Malone won over Don Fields and Lee Fields defeated Boyett. Hot and Cold Porkers Edge by Baylor 75-72 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rice battles for life in the Southwest Conference basketball race while Texas fights against making the dreariest entry in its basketball annals Tuesday at Houston in the only conference action of the night. The host Owls carry a 3-3 conference record into the game and could stay within sight of Southern Methodist with, a victory. Rice needs the triumph to keep pace Paps Defeated By Alexander Juniors Suffer 4th Loss of Season to Greene County Team Blytheville's Papooses suffered their fourth loss of the season last night when they bowed to the strong Alexander Junior High team 51-38 in a game played at Alexander. The Paps lost both ends of the doubleheader with Alexander. In a preliminary game. Blytheville's B team was defeated 53-27. In the A game Alexander was ahead all the way as the Paps failed to keep up the hot scoring pace that carried them to consecutive victories over Dyess, Alexander, and Manila. Alexander's victory gave the Greene County school an even break with the Paps in regular season play. In an earlier meeting this year the Paps whipped Alexander on the Blytheville court. Bill Wyatt, the Paps' big pivot man, paced Blytheville's scoring with 17 points while guard Ed Moore meshed 13. For Alexander Dowdy was a one man wrecking crew as he pushed 21 points through the nets to lead his team to victory. The Paps swing back into action Thursday night when they play the Leachville juniors in the county tournament at Leachville. with Arkansas, which took a 4-3 standing last night with 75-72 victory over Baylor. Won Second Texas staved off a record as the first Longhorn team to lose 16 games in one season with a triumph over Arkansas last week, and would like to repeat the performance against Rice. The Longhorns now stand 2-15 for the year. Only one other Texas team has ever lost 15 games in one season. The clash serves as forerunner :o the game sure to be the week's feature — the SMU-TCU meeting Wednesday night at Dallas. That one sees TCU risk its 6-1 conference record against SM.U's 4-2 standing. A TCU triumph,would give the Horned Frogs almost sure possession of the title. An SMU victory would open the race up again, with the Mustangs, Arkansas and possibly Rice within reach of the crown. Final Second Arkansas' victory over Baylor came in the final seconds after a nip and tuck struggle that saw the score tied 15 times. Baylor pulled from 62-68 deficit to within two points with less than two minutes left, but Norman Smith sank a. free shot with three seconds left to give the Razorbacks their 3-point edge. The defeat dropped Baylor well out of the race. Their 3-4 conference standing has the Bears in fifth place. Arkansas took over third. Jerry Mallett paced Baylor with 23 points. Leo McDonald topped Arkansas with 17. Blytheville Duncan 2 Coalter 4 Wyatt 17 Moore 13 Bratcher Tos. F P C O a Alexandei 11 Gibson 14 Richus 21 Dowdy Wells Blddick Substitutions: Blytheville — Ross 3. Alexander — Evans 1. Unmarked HARTFORD, Conn. W> — Abraham J. Shermer, 40, who says he's neither a registered Republican nor Democrat, sent this biography to the secretary of state after his election to a House seat In the Connecticut General Assembly: "Unmarried, unattached, unregistered." New Mexico recognizes two official languages, English and Spanish. Sports Roundup- Important Is Relief Pitching? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (J)—Want to know how important relief pitching has become in big league baseball ? Well, we've been browsing through the record of the 1954 season and can tell you that the New York Giants won a pennant and a World Series without gcnins more than i 46 complete games from what must have been the best mound staff in the National League. Leo Durocher's champions got 45 all-the-way performances from their starters during the season and one in the four-game playoff against Cleveland. Their crack lefty Johnny Antoneiti registered 18 in the regular campaign and was the only Giant starter to go j the distance in the Series. Ruben ; Gomez had 10 complete jobs and i Sal Maglie nine, and after that ' Durocher kept his fingers crossed and a cleared phone line to his buHpen. j Was the Difference | Delving further, we find that; Marvin Grissom appeared in 56 ] games, only three times as a starter, and that Hoyt Wilhelm relieved in 57 contests. Wilhelm was credited with 12 victories, Grissom with 0. How many games they saved Hween them is not officially re- J n |rded, but you may be certain the J. £« spelled the difference be_?n first and second place. 19 faring all this in mind, and Q{ ' 3 j? further that Grissom will jp or and Maglie 38 when the com COIN cason De e ins ' we Sot to won- dcsire'c * ^ e champions do not HER tP roblem with horn s on it. Courier' botn veterans, who won Street C 8 P^wesn them last year, The'la\de at once? We took the magazine* thought to Garry Schu- smart, ea vho ls assistant to Presl- flgcs. Send 3 * Stoneham. copy of thirst thing that could issue. •»«." h< said tentatively, to go back, not to be us those seven or eight i once a week. It would «om foH of? too, but bad. We'd still have ttiey'n not going to to that knuck- ler of his any time soon . "We'x-e got a couple of other pretty good relfevers too in John McCall and Al Corwin. They're better than they look in the record. George Spencer, who was our star reliever when we won in '51, is coming back . from Minneapolis with a good sinker. Still another who mi^ht develop into a fine relief man is Larry Jansen." How about a starting replacement, for Maglie if the Barber should suddenly feel his years? "Maybe it will be the bonus kid, Paul Gjel," Garry said. "This is his second year and Leo's going to give him a real chance. He plans to start him every fourth game in our exhibitions against Clvelanri. Thai should tell us if he's ready, and 1 think maybe he is. "But, look, let's not worry too much about this. We've still got Anlonelli, the best left-hander the league, and Gomez, who comes close 1 to being the best right-hand- er. And we'll still have Wilhelm. Nobody's going to look forward to getting- fat on our pitching." CLEAN & WAX SPECIAL -THIS WEEK ONLY- Have your Car CLEANED ( and WAXED For Only slftoo Bud Wilson Motor Co. Your Lincotn-Mercury Dealer 1M W. Walnut St. Phone 3-6876 Kejser Wins 2 from Marion Girls Victorious 56-23 And Boys Win 48-37 KEISER—Keiser took both games from Marion here last night. The Keiser girls stomped the Marion sextet 56 to 23. The Keiser boys easily rolled over the Marion team 48 to 37. In the girls game Shoemaker took scoring honors for the , victors with 21 points, closely followed by her team-mate Creecy. Dixon snd Sucdder had 16 and 15 respectively for the Keiser boys, but Fratesi of Marion lead both teams with 17. Keiser Fos. Marion Coley (6) F (7) Fogleman Shoemaker (21) F (8) Keith Creecy (18) F (8) Furgeson Duvall G Beard Ashley G Roderick Smith G Moore Substitutions: Keiser — H. Creecy (4). Staggs (7), Warren. Marion —J. Moore. Keiser Pos. Marion H. Dixon (1) F (2) Freeman Durocher Says 1955 Giants Stronger than 1954 Champs By LEO DUROCHER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — I have never, in all my years of managing, predicted a finish for my club, so I won't start now. I'll say this, though. I believe we will have a stronger team in '55 than the one that won the pennant last year That means that the other clubs will have to improve if they want to catch us. I realize we haven't made any deals but some of the fellows, like Monte Irvln, Davey Williams and one or two pitchers should have better season. Also I expect more from fellows like Don Liddle, Paul Olel and I look for one or two rookies to come through for us. Hot on Giel I expect to give Giel, the former All-America football player from Minnesota, lots of work in the spring. I think he can become a winning pitcher for us. Pitching, of course, may turn out to be our biggest problem. I intend to give that most of my attention during spring training. I'm pretty well satisfied that the rest of the club ts capable of defending the championship in our league. But we've got to work on our pitching, right dow n the line. We've got to find out who's going to get those odd starting jobs in back of the big four — Johnny Antonelli. Sal Maglie, Ruben Gomez and Don Liddle. I'd also like to get one more reliever to help Hoyt Wilhelm and Marv Grissom. • Likes Lennon 1 hope to open the 1955 season with the same team that finished the world series. I'm anxious to get another look at Bob Lennon, who socked 64 homers at Nashville last year. Also I want to see more of Eric Rodin, another young outfielder and Foster Castleman, a fine looking young infielder. I think the league will be stronger this year. The Cards and Reds themselves. I know Milwaukee and Brooklyn will be strong and Phil adelphia has added strength. pitching H. Girdley (5) F Sucdder (15) C B. Dixon (16) G Petty (9) G (3) Hale (17) Prates! (10) Beard (3) Drane Substitutions: Xetser—Smith (2). Marion — Robbins (2), Hammock, Christian. E mergency Cook ROOKVILLE, Conn. (If}— Fellow members of the American Legion agree that Jerry Remkiewicz is a handy man to have around when you're hungry. Rockville legionnaires arrived at their post for a chicken dinner only to find that the chickens had not been cooked, because the bakery which was supposed to do the job had misunderstood the order. Remkiewicz build a barbecue pit on the post grounds and cooked the 50 chickens. WE PUT THE SAFE" IN DRIVING Safe drivlnr depcnd« upon m car that is in perfect mechanical condition! That our job—to keep your car at peak performance! Stop In! ompnny Broadway & Chickaiawba Ptiont 3-4453 Harrison Girls Allow Team but Single Point Harrison High School's junior ] rls basketball team tried hard j but they couldn't quite make the | shutout grade last night as they I whipped the girls of J. M. Speck Junior High of Frenchman's Bayou! 58-1 at the Harrison Gym. ; The Speck girls' lone point came [ with three minutes to go in the j game. Outside of that they didn't get anything that resembled a point. j The junior Dragons were point' hungry in the boys' game, too.! They set a new scoring record for Harrison teams when they whipped the Frenchman Bayou boys 97-22 in the finale. The previous high was 92 points scored by a Harrison team in 1951. Osceola Plays Gosnell In Twin-Bill Tonight OSCEOLA—Boasting an 11-5 record and a six game winning streak the Osceola Seminoles play host tonight to the Gosnell five hoping to extend their winning streak and also to further their bid for pre- tournament third place seeding. This rating puts them in the same bracket with the Dyess Eagles five in thetr second go-round. The Seminoles have a well-balanced team but are expected to attempt to smooth off any rough edges between down and tourney time next week. In their last outing with the Gosnell team the Seminoles won by the count of 54-41 and are out to prevent any upset and to also check their week - before - tourney-time strength. , Coach Austin Banner's probable lineup for tonight's game: Wflde Rodgers and Jack Reeves, guards; Dick Lucas, center; Bopper Cone 'and Nelson Hopkins, forwards. Rodgers is scorer with the team's 216 markers leading but is closely pursued by Lucas (209) and Hopkins (204) Reeves with 138 counters holds down the fourth slot and Cone with 65 rounds out the scoring for the starting lineup. Most of Reees' scoring has come in the last eight games which was what the doctor ordered as the de- County Girls Tournament Starts Tonight Armorol and Gotn«ll Clash in Op«n«r; Keistr It Favored DELL — Mississippi County's girls basketball teams start battling it out here tonight when the county girls tournament gets under way. Armorel and Gosnell start th« fireworks rolling tonight in the tournament curtain raiser at 7:30. Then as the smoke begins to clear a little from the first encounter the second battle for tournament honors gets under way at 8:40 with Wilson and Manila colliding. These will be the only games played tonight, since all other teami drew first round byes and automatically advanced into the quarterfinals. Final Saturday Quarter-final battles will be started tomorrow night and finished Thursday night and Will run over into Friday night' play. The playoff will be Saturday night and then on to the District Three tournament for all semi-final teams. Reiser's Yellow Jackets still remain the pre-tournament favorites but in the heat of the struggle for a place in the District tourney, anyone can walk away with the crown. District The Stake The feeling is that either Missco or Dyess are very much in the running and could easily knock alt Kelser. Some go so far as to predict such a possibility. Mississippi County will be allowed four teams in the District 3 tourney meaning that all semi-final team* are assured a berth. Bang from Bung HILLSBORO, N. H. W> — Lothrop Herrick, 63, returned home from » brief hospital stay nursing a sore eye. ' Friends say Herrick went into his cellar to a cider barrel and w»a about to loosen the bung, which chose that moment to pop out. Citizen Soldier BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Tl — Joseph Kleinhandler, 22, a native of France, said he would be a happy man if he could enter the Armed Forces as an American citizen. Uncle Sam obliged him on both counts. Kleinhandler was drafted \vas putting too much stress eleven days after being sworn in on Banner's lending scorers. I as a citizen. 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