The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 8, 1955
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1955 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGEPTVB San Francisco Takes Over Top Cage Rating Athletically Yours By Bill Belli The anticipation period of wondering which teams would get what berths in the Mississippi County Boys "B" Basketball Tournament drawings were concluded Tuesday and naturally there are those teams who are disappointed and others who :ire elated over their positions in the sixteen team bracket setup — five teams receiving a bye in the first round of play. It goes without saying any team who was lucky enough to get into the opposite bracket from the Dyess Eagles are in the elated category, and those drawing their slots In Kentucky Is Ousted From the No. 1 Spot By SIIKLUON SAKOWITZ The Associated Press The University of San Francisco, an "orphan" among the nation's collegiate basketball teams, has displaced Kentucky as the top-ranking power in the weekly Associated Press poll. The dazzling Dons, who have heen creeping up sleadily on Ihe Wildcats, finally swept past them in this week's voting. Of Ihe 125 .sporlswrilers and sportcaslers inking parl in Ihe balloting, 68 put Frisco in first place while only 19 gave the ~ nod to Kentucky, which had led for seven weeks. the bracket with the Birdmen Irom i San Francisco recci Dyess are not too hapy over the j |raj|iu . on the ba5i3 of 1( situation. 9 for second, etc. Kentuc „ „„ -._ „ No Gym of Own the bracket with the Birdmen Irom i San Francisco received 1,101 ' •-- ' " u " '10 for firsl, icky accumulated 867 points. The voting is based on Ihe results of games through last Saturday. The Dons, who have no gym of their own for practice or for home games, posted victories over Loy- Dyess jnven the number one seeding. Armorel the number two slot and Osceola was positioned in the number three position. This adds up to whore Dyess and Osceola are in the same bracket and Armorel in the opposite bracket. Of course, the team in the bracket opposite Dyess has a wonderful chance of going ail the way to the finals, but in the case of Osceola they must meet the Eagles in the semi-finals and win before they can play for the championship. H was a lough draw for the Sem- inolcs and a fortunate one for the Armorel five, but someone has to play the Eagles and from nre-tour- ney dope Osceola seems the best bet to upset the Eagle applecart. It would of been nice, however, if the Indians could have played them in the finals rather than in the semi-finals, assuming they get by the winner of the Luxora- Shawnee game which is a good possibility since they dropped the Armorel five recently by a decisive score. The third place seeding of the Semlnolcs could be a good spot as a win over the Eagles would put theni into the finals with perhaps a better chance of making the entire trip unmolested. The drawing stacks up as follows: Dell received a bye: Keiser wiU move into the quarterfinals as a result of a bye; Missco and Gosnell meet in the first round of play; and Armorel received a lirst round Iiee-tripper. These teams go to make up the lop bracket. Ui the lower bracket: Dyess .gets a bye; Burdettc tangles with Wilson; Luxora plays Shawnee; and Osceola moves to the quarterfinals with a bye. Although tile tourney is a couple of weeks off it will be interesting to follow these teams in pre-tourney play to see how they compare with their respective positions in the tournament drawings. As you basketball fans visit the various schools which are holding the different county, district and state tournaments this year, we would like to give you some info on some of the problems and work these schools encounter in making a tournament HS much a success as possible. Starting with the seating and floor area the host school must see both areas are policed often to keep the two places free of as much waste material as possible, and par- tircuarly on the playing area. Keep jour eyes on the activity at halftime and between games while several boys will be giving the basketball court a sood sweep-down, fore and aft, borrowing the naval lerm- olcgy. Next on the list comes the dressing rooms which needs someone attending them at all times, and the problem of taking care of six to eight teams a night is a large one for all the teams will need a storage place for their equipment prior to their playing time and two teams will be dressing out for the next. game during the time one of the scheduled games is being played. Snm provision is usually made for the safe-keeping of valuables. Most schools set up a training room. There Is always a room for the officials. Cold drinks, sand- wishes and candies arc available and plenty of personnel is needed to operate the concession stands. Rest room facilities must be provided and attended at all times. The parking area Is another major headache. The lighting of the court and adjoining areas must be carefully watched and usually there is nn electrician on hand In the event the Scoreboard goes haywire or Ihcre is some other electrical disturbance. An InslruelliM) sheet is made to give the various teams; individual escorts for the visiting teams arc available; notification of playing times Is given each school participating In the tournament. Scoring tables must be available and a tourney statistician on hand to keep records of what goes on during each and every game. There are plenty of other items Mich M the availability of » doctor gymnasium decorations, sent ushers, presentation and purchasing of awards, public address an- nouncor, scores .timers, 'practice halls, game balls and numerous other things which to mnlte for a successful tournament. We : offer you a minor part or what goes on In the production of H basketball gct-togcther and we hope It will, make you better appreciate some of the problems soil might have as you go lo walch join favorite team In action. Be MSU cd the tourney officials will be doing , thev "nn lo mske the playoffs a huge SUCCCSB but ttwl no on« ola of California and St. Mary's lost week to extend iheir winning streak to 14. San Francisco uses a nearby high school gym for practices and plays "home" games at either the Kezar Sladium field- house or in the Cow Palace, site of stock shows and rodeos. Beaten by Tech Kenlucky's drop In Ihe ratings can be allribuled lo ils second reversal a I Ihe hands of Georgia Tech. The Wildcals bowed 65-59 last Monday, but rebounded with victries over Florida and Mississippi. LaSalle, No. 3, Duquesne. No. 4, and Utah. No. 5. retained Ihe same positions as last week. George Washington and North Carolina Slale changed places with OW moving up one notch to sixth. | )nt$ The Colonials' 92-13 conquest of Duke boosted their prestige. UCLA. Marquetle and Illinois conlinue lo round out the top 10 in that older, holdinc down same spou as a week ago. Tlie leaders with first - place voles in parenlheses: 1. San Francisco 168 •2. Kentucky <19) .. 3. LaSalle (3) 4. Duquesne 5. Utah i3> 6. G. Washington 7. N. C. §late . S. UCLA Ml 9. Marquette 10. Illinois . Marvland 14. Missouri 132 15. Iowa (I) 106 16. Dayton (2) 103 17. Cincinnati i4l 95 IS. Oregon State (li 19. VHlanova •10. Vanderbilt Kentucky Takes Over SEC Lead Wildcats in Front For First Time After Narrow Victory By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press For the first time this season, Baron Aclolph Rupp's Kentucky team today led the Southeastern Conference basketball race, and from all indications the rest of the league teams can concern themselves with Irving for the runner- up spot. The Wildcats took over the lead when they t ought from behind twice in the last two minutes to defeat Mississippi State 61-56 last niRht while Vanderbilt was club- Alabama 78-57. White Sox Have But One Player Still Unsigned By THE ASSOCIATE!) TRESS The Chicago White Sox today appeared to be winning the race to get an entire squad under contract before the start of spring training. The elul) owners and players BRAGG CITY'S INDIANS — The 1954-55 edition of the Bragg City boys team has won 22 games and lost one The Indians have the best record in Pemiscot County Members of the team are (left to right): front row — Tommy Sales, Jimmy Swink, Wesley Howard, Logan Houser, Glynn Frets, Sonny Teaster. Ray Stewart. Back Row — John Harness, manager, R. B. Webb, Olen Ward, John Walker, O'Neal Jones, Qaylon Floyd, Don Gill and Coach Troy Walls. (Photo by Sanders) have been seeing eye to eye since the contracts were mailed out during the past three weeks, and the j Pale need only one more j player to have their entire com- • plement of 40 in the fold. | Two of the last three — third j baseman Stan Jok and outfielder Ed While — signed yesterday, leaving only Minnie Mmoso unsigned. Mmoso, the Sox No. 1 outfielder, Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED Duquesne 66, VHlanova 58 Kentucky 61. Mississippi State 5S Tennessee 97, Georgia 81 Georgia Tech 75. Auburn 67 Vanderbilt 73, Alabama 57 Loyola i New Orleans) 75, Louis in Havana. Club officials at-! island Sum tempted to lure htm to Ihe Windy | William k Mary 105, Virginia City, where his cousin Andres Mino^o makes hi professional j boxing debul lonighl al Marigold < Garden.s. Minoso and Lane at it Again By JOE MOOSHIL CHICAGO (AP) — Minnie Minoso, Chicago White Sox star outfielder, and his papa No. 2 are at it again. ..... . , . , "This year we win the peanut. I live and die for Chicago, says Minoso in asking for $20,000 raise. wire Minnie's papa No.2 — bcller He once endorsed baseballled .320. hit 19 home i known as Frank Lane, general j gloves with a firm in Si. Louis j balled in 115 runs. manager of Ihe Sox—looked over on an exclusive basis and Ihen did j a letter from Minoso asking for I the same Ihing with a Chicago j Un/cindeSt Cut the increase and said he doesn't ; glove company/ j know whether lo laugh or weep, j --i lnM | [0 explain Ihe word ex- j SAN \NOELO, Tex if The hilarious palaver between j elusive Minnie," Lane says,, and "You , . , «-«"^..~ •— ..... -...-, ----- — "' j sliould have stuck to beef and let Minnie and his boss comes up : and al i h e told me was one was the bones alon6| .. commented Judge every year about contract time j exclusive in St. Louis and the other Forrest Hardmg wnen ne fined nine Minnie is asking a boost which | was exclusiv --- " would bring his pay to an estimated 547,000. Chica i men for gambling at a local catle "I'll tell you, though," continued j barn. As he paid, one' of the men Lane, "I wish the guy were twins j told the judge, "You're the only one Letter Sent | even if it cost the Sox a lot of i that made a point." "I talked to Minnie on the phone i money. He's kind, humble and a individual. He's forever a couple of weeks ago," said Lane. : colorful . "and asked if he had received the | scouting players for as in Cuba j ' . uscc Jim Asbmore of State wa.s high ! ] e [ t(M . scorer against Kentucky with 19 .. Th Tcdi IJeal Auburn Georgia Tech, which has Irouble bealing anyone but Kentucky, won ! its fourth SEC game by outscoring mc • Auburn 76-67. Meanwhile. Marquette stretched the longest winning streak of the season by a major learn to 17 games by beating Creighton 88-77. Each hit for 24 field goals, but Marquette made 40 free throws to TOUCHSTONE TESTER conlracl. He lold me yes but re-! and he just can't say no to any [ on \ v hich a metal, such as gold, fused to discuss il uutil I got his i one. He's Ihe only scout we havej can be rubbed, leaving a slreak | for whom we have lo have other i .AH experienced person can esti- •r was well lyped and scouls scout his scouting." I niale. from Ihe color of the streak. Minoso. who is 31, was Ihe Sox j ihe amounl of olher metal alloyed leading batter last season. He bat- with the gold. Bin Minnie sem the club saying: ' "Can't make Lrip. Give Andres j regards and best wishes." | Also lolling in Havana i.-, Bobby j Avila, the Cleveland Indians;' sec-j i ond ba.-seman. who already has an-1 nounced lie is a holdout. Bobby, t the American League's leading i hitter with a .341 mark, .said there j was a difference of 54,000 holding up negotiation. 1 ;. He is reported to j | be a^ 535.000 and added that j he won't sign until the club gives j him what he wants. Elsewhere on the baseball front: Add dignine:-: — Sieve Gromek, i the Detroit Tigers' vcieran nght- jhander; pitchers Max Surkont and ! Jake Thies of the Pittsburgh Pi' rates: infielders Floyd Baker and Gerald Claycomb of the Philadelphia Phillies; and pitchers Howie Fox and Lloyd Gosney of the Baltimore Orioles. Santurce won the Puerto R.ican Winter League litle last night, de Tech 73 VMI 78, The Citadel 59 Fisk 79, Lincoln (Moi 70 Furman 128, Newberry 94 Minnesota 82. Ohio Stale 5« Illinois 81, Michigan 80 Indiana 65. Wisconsin 58 Michigan State 93, Notre Dame 79 Nebraska 31, Colorado 77 Tulsa 77. Detroit 72 Marquctte 38, Creighton 77 Kirksville iMo) 81, Cape Girardeau (Mo> 72 William Jewell (Mo) 92, Drury cMo) 78 MaCalester 76, Carleton 63 Oklahoma City 65, Houston 411 Arizona State (Tempe) 79, Hardin-Simmons 71 Arkansas A&M 69, Southern State (Ark i 67 Arkansas 75, Baylor 72 Montana 57, New Mexico 47 Fights Last Night .1,107 ...sei ...638 ...614 29 for Creighton. (9) 5 r.n —' •"• f i "i was read'. 358 i Minnesota took over the up.and-, Mjnnie but ,; 389i dmvn 8 '8 Te " lMd by U »-° U1 ";5 i hadn'l lold th. ,,„ Ohio Slate 82-56. The Gophers held j ,„ . „,.,,„., . (61 ™ I State's high-scoring 198 197 iphe Robin . ! i "The .... when I saw what he was asking 11 was convinced only thai he was ! irying lo impress whoever typed the letter. "I've told Minnie over and over again never to discuss his finances with anyone" says Lane. "Then I go to Havana last year lo lalk contract with him a clubhouse boy lells me Minnie's looking for me and wants a 810,000 raise. "I Was ready to raise cain with he firmly said he boy a thing. He By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Holly Mlms, IBT.i, , Washinslon. ouipoimed Milo Sav- 2 Caguas 6-2 with Willie Mays \ ase leb'j. Salt Lake City, 10. j of the New Yurk Ginms collecting • "Brooklyn — Chico , Vejar, 152, U triple and a sinclc. The club ' Stamford. Conn., outpointed Joey ! next sees lo Caracas for the Carib-i Klein. 149 3 4, New York. 10. | bean World Series. Mays, who is! Rochester, N. Y. —Jimmy Mar"tired" of baseball, har- been given j tine/. 154, Glendale, Ariz., oul- j permission in' the Giants lo play i pointed Joe Miceii, 149!^, New ' right through. York, 10. 12. Minnesota (II .146 could make it without a few mistakes. Just keep in mind those tourney officials are human and try to place yourself in their position where you would be handling hun- man to 17 poinls. Minncsola's Dick Carmaker had 27 pints. Indiana whipped Wisconsin 65-58. The Hoosiers' Don Schlundt scored . . i Just guessed the boy overheard "him lalking to someone else." The word exclusive has always been a puzzle to Minoso. 20 points to bring his career tolal ! first-place tie with idle Missouri, lo 2.017 — the first time in history each with 5-1 J " Missouri Va a Western Conference player has i Missouri Va gone over the 2.000 mark, feated Detroit Illinois Wins Illinois, fighting with Minnesola dreds of strange people from all i for the league lead, turned back over the country and a mixture of i Michigan 81-80 on a last-minute, cl — . from 10 to 12 "teams representing field goal by Hiles Stoul. The | Furman. the nation's highest scor- different schools. Before you make too many com- Illini are hall a game off the pace. The Big Seven produced an up- plainls think about the following: set in its only game when Nebras- "I have oflcn regretted my speech, i ka halted Colorado 84-77. The de- never my silence." ' feat dumped the Buffaloes into a I Valley leader Tulia de- 77-12 on the wings of Bob Pallerson's 37 points. Duquesne. the No. 4 team in this „...„„ week's Associaled Press poll. last-minule i whipped past Villanova 66-58, and ing oulfit. rolled over Newberry 128-94. Michigan Slate, hilling lor better than 50 per cent of its shots from the floor, swepl pasl Noire Dame 93-79. THE GMTEST DROP OFWflSW INTHEKMJ) ... a drop of Seagrams Seven Crbwii The favorite of millions of bottles Say Seagram's and be Sure \ SEAGRAM-DISTILLERS COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 PROOF. 65% GRAIN NCUTRAL SPIRITS. here Pride Leads to Economy! This casoline station isn't accustomed to being ignored by the cars that pass its way. For it resides at the edse of a great desert—and it is many, many miles to the next fueling point. But the big, handsome automobile you see here swept by without so much as a sign of recognition! 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