The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 9, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1955 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB GWU Eyes NCAA Berth After Win Over Maryland Guy Namad Joe Keeping Colonials Rolling Along By ED WILKS The Associated Press A guy named Joe has George Washington on the move in college basketball and the Colonials figure they're rolling into another NCAA playoff berth. —— *• The Colonials, ranked No. 6 In thfii week's Associated Press poll, stretched their winning streak to seven games last night with a 73-67 victory over Hth-ranked Maryland. And once again it was Joe Pet- cavich who kept GW hustling. Joey, a 6-5 junior, pumped in 33 points—12 In succession as GW grabbed a first-half lead. Maryland thought it had the Colonials solved by holding Walt (Corky) Devlin to six points, his lowest output of the season, but Petca-' vich took up the slack. Same Thing Last Week He did the same thing last week, Missco Edges Burdelte 51-47 Pirates' Late Rally Checked by Tigers As Teams Split Two BURDETTE — A late Burdette victory bid fissjed Jn the closing minutes here last night as Miss- co's Tigers dumped the Pirates 51-47. . The victory gave Missco an even break In the doubleheader. In a preliminary game Burdette's juniors whipped the junior Tigers 28-22. Trailing practically all the way during the first half, Burdette made its move early in the third period and with Elbert Rigsby and Milton Burks leading the way moved to within three points of the Tigers. Late Bid Stopped But the Tigers found their rebounding eye again midway in the 1 fourth and spiked the Pirates' late bid. Rigsby and Burks were Bur- taking charge with superb floor play as GW slipped past Furman 76-71 to stay among the Southern Conference leaders. Tiie victory, second this season over the Terps, made GW's mark IG-3. Even though it was a noncon- ference defeat, Maryland lost a .share of the Atlantic Coast Conference lead as North Carolina State, No. 7 nationally, blitzed Virginia 114-97. NCS, which now has scored 233 points in two games, and the Terps lead the ACC with 8-2 marks. Penn Wins In other top games, Colorado Western State blocked Idaho State's bid' to wrap up a third straight Rocky Mountain Conference title dette's big guns as they shook the and an automatic NCAA berth nets for 13 points. But their efforts weren't good enough to cart oft high point honors. , Hall of Missco was the game's top scorer with 19 points. Friday night the Pirates entertain Dell's Blue Devils in their final home showing of the 1954-55 season. Burdette Pos. Missco Rigsby 13 F 14 Adams Langley 9 F 7 Garner Burks 13 C 19 Hall nigging 10 G 5 Jackson Bevill 2 O 2 Williams Substitutions: Burdette — Duncan, Turherford, Shearin and Easley. Missco — Wallace and Davis 4. 76-67. It was Idaho State's first conference defeat in nine games— they have one left—and only their second league setback in three seasons. Penn .strengthened its Ivy League lead with a 62-54 decision over Columbia while Princeton knocked off defending champ Cornell 71-47. In the Big Seven, Iowa State defeated Kansas 77-59; and in the Southwest Conference it was Rice 79, Texas 70. Holy Cross whipped Yale 80-56 after falling froni the top 20 in the poll with defeats by Niagara and Syracuse last week. Both losses were considered upsets and Syracuse kept at it last night by spilling Niagara 87-83. Steele, Holland Get Victories Teams Advance in Pemiseot County Play WARDELL., Mo. — Steclo's girls and Holland's boys U-on games in the Pemlscot County basketball tournament here last, night. Steele's girls won over Win-dell's girls 52-38. Petty was high scorer for stcelc with 20 points. Windham nsainst f°»r "»*<*• meshed 16 for Warden. B « B un . f , or th£l • State Teachers Beat Ouachita By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Arkansas State Teachers Bears, frlio stumbled in their early efforts in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, are continuing on the comeback. The Bears turned back Ouachita 84-76 at Conway last night, notch- nt; their sixth conference victory Champion Giants Witnessing Very Few Contract Difficulties ARMOREL'S GIRLS — They have but seven players on their entire roster but Coach Grady Sims' Armorel girls team isn't giving up. The Tiger sextet is competing in the county tournament at Dell this week. Here Coach Sims talks things over with (left to right) Patty Hughes, Frances Dyer, Wilma Webb. Vivian Dodson, Corla Webster, Lela Jones and Doris Northcutt. (Courier News Photo) Winter Deals Should Help White Sox's Power Problem By MARTY MARION' CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Lack of power and a thin bench were among the reasons why p. • - • t the White Sox did not win the pennant last year. I think we have corrected both those weak-| rights LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The world champion New York Giants undoubtedly will have a contented crew of athletes on hand when the squad reports to Phoenix for spring training March 1. j Usually after a team wins a World Series, it has trouble at contract-signing time. But tht Giants have had Jittle difficulty coming to terms with their players. Two pitchers, Hoyt Wilhelm and ' "~ Ramon Monzant, were added to the fold today to bring the total signed to 33. Only Sal Maglie, Bob Lennon and Foster Castleman still are unsigned. Wilhelm in Field Wilhelm, the knucklebaU relief ace, had a 12-4 won-lost record last season, compiling a 2.11 earned-run average. No salary figures were disclosed, but it is estimated he will receive about $18,000. Monzant appeared briefly with the Giants last season. The Venezuelan right-hander won 11 and lost seven with Minneapolis of the American Assn. Elsewhere on the baseball front: Add Signings — Outfielder Hank Sauer and pitcher Dave Cole, Chicago Cubs; pitcher Vic Raschi, outfielder Tom Burgess and short- step D'cfc 'Schofield, St.Louis Cardinals; outfielder Andy Paffco, Milwaukee Braves; outfielders Roberto Clemente and Tom Saffell and catcher Jim Mangan, Pittsburgh Pirates; and pitcher Ray Moore, Baltimore Orioles. Rice Stil! Out Catcher Del Rice said he and the St.Louis Cardinals are "far apart" on salary terms .. . Outfielder Lloyd Merriman was obtained by the Chicago White Sox from the Cincinnati Redlegs for two minor league players to be named later . . . New York Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle said he had not heard from the Yankees regarding the unsigned contract he returned several days ago. nesses by adding fellows like Walter Dropo, Bob Nieman, Clint Courtney and others in deals with Detroit and Baltimore. Frankly, I like our chances this year. We were in the race last until we started to fade in he stretch but we had injures and we didn't have the bench to stick- with the Indians and Yankees. Another Running; Club We'll have another running club and if George Kell holds up phys- cally we'll be tough. In fact, we could win it all. To win in this day and Fige, you've got to have a strong bench. You've got to have a man here and there to shove in and spell your regulars. The Yankees won several pennants that way and Cleveland's bench was instrumental in the Indians' success last year. Added Balance I think we have added balance o the whole club. We have added power without weakening the de- " Right now our lineup stacks up this way: Carrasquel, SS; Fox, Steele led throughout the game and had a 25-22 halftimc marpin. In the boys game Holland defeated Braeijaciocio 71-40. The hJpli point man with 21 points was Braggadocio's Bryant. High for Holland was Kenley with 17. Holland loii nil the way and had j a 28-19 edge at halftime. Girls teams from Deering and Holland will clash at 7 p.m. tonight and boys teams from BrapR City and Deering will meet at 8:30. Bears was Larry Crandall, who scored 29 points, 22 of Them in a second half Teacher rally. Ouachita led the Bears 33-32 at'the half. "• Max McElmurray led Ouachita with 20 points. Hendrix College used free throws to hand The College of the Oznrks its llth AIC defeat. The Warriors defeated the Mountaineers 6-1-57. National Hockey League referees handed out approximately 100 minutes more in penalties this season for the first half of the schedule as compared to the same period a year ago. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 115, Boston 88 New York 98, Minneapolis 95 Milwaukee 102, Philadelphia 95 Senator Asks Fixed Fight Data WASHINGTON WP> — Sen. Mag nuson D-Wash said today he ha, asked senate investigators to aS' semble data "on reports of fixed fights and other complaints from captive audiences of televised sport events." "We may have to hold some hear in^s later on this," Magnuson stud in an interview. He is chairman o! the Senate Commerce committee. "If we do, it will not "be an investigation of boxing or other sports as such, but rather a look at thf radio-TV programs that go into ou; homes." The Senate last week gave Magnuson 's committee $200,000 for variety of investigations, including a look at developments in the field of radio and television. 2B; Minoso, LP; Dropo, IB; Rivera, CF or RF; Kell, 3B; Nieman or Groth, RF or CF; Lollar or Courtney, C. Dropo definitely is my first baseman and cleanup hitter against both left and righthanded pitching. The job is all his. Nieman gives us additional right- hand punch and Courtney figures to give Lollar stiff competition for the No. 1 catching job. We're ready to go. Somebody has to beat us to win. If we win, I think the Yankees are the team ,v.'c will have to beat. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Fla.—Bobby Dykes, 163, Miami, stopped Joey Dejohns, 169, Buffalo. N. Y. 9. New Orleans — Ralph Dupas, 138, New Orleans, outpointed Ritchie Kid Howard, 139%, Montreal, 10. Chicago — Luther Rawlings, 150, Chicago, outpointed Johnny Brown 152, Chicago, 10. Canadian Pros Change Minds About No-Raid Pact with NFL TORONTO Wi — The Canadian imports In a shuffle to better It* Big Four League today shelved any effort to agree on a no-raiding pact with the National Football League until next year. Just last month, the Big Four voted 3-1 to honor NFL player contracts and options. Now the league has decided to honor NFL contracts, but make it an open season on players merely under option to NFL clubs. The compromise kept peace in the Big Four. Toronto, with seven NFL players already under contract, had objected to the January decision after dropping Its 10 U. S.' third place finish in 1954. In changing its decision, the Big Four let Toronto keep four of the U. S. players already signed, but confiscated the other three for disposition. At the same time, the league tightened the U. S, player limit from 10 to 8 for any team and ruled Its members will be allowed only two "Canadianlzed" Americans (imports with four years in Canadian ball) Instead of three. Read Courier News Classified Adi. , Dhiillers of the icor/cfs finest bourbon for 160 years Worthy of Your Trust for 160 Years . . . Beam old fashioned Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled nnd aged undW a formula passed on from generation to generation for over 160 years. Only Beam tastes like Beam . .onlyBeam tastes so good. Kxim SUM BONBON mm • « PROOF • IMIES B. BEAM raume co., CUMMKI. mwa Ev&n the Jbumps a/^e smoother Herb Moford. St. Louis Cardina rookie pitcher who won 17 games for Columbus in the , American Assn.. is a Kentucky tobacco weigher in the off season. We Rebuild... 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