The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 10, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1955 Chicks, Lions Play Tonight Leachville Site Of A Tourney; Paps Play at 7 Blytheville seeks the magic 10-game-winner circle tonight when the Chickasaws journey to Leachville to do battle with the Manila Lions in the opening game of the Mississippi County Class A high school tournament. The Papooses are co-featured on the two-game card as they tangle with Leachville Juniors In the first gime of the Class A Junior tournament. Winners of both games advance to the finals since there are only three Clsss A schools in the county. Leachville Seniors won a bye to (he finals as did Manila's Juniors. Chicks Have 4 Straight First game will be the junior event starting at 7 p. m ..with the senior fame scheduled for 8 o'clock. The Chicks go into the fray to- nijht riding the crest of an 11-garae win streak, and seeking their 20th victory in 21 tries. Coach Jimmy Usher's crew Is undefeated in regular season play, having tost only to Leachville in the NEA Tournament Jinals at Jonesboro last month. Fisher said this morning that he looked for a, tough battle with Deward Dopson's Lions tonight. * "They have a real good team and i always play good against Blythe- Yille," Fisher said. Abbott Hurt The Chicks may have to go without the services of starting forward Charles Abbott, Fisher said. The huslcy junior suffered a finger injury in practice yesterday, which th« doctor said it was a strained ligament. Fisher did not know this morning whether or not it would permit Abbott to play tonight. If he can't start, Fisher will open •with Chuck Langston In his forward slot. Other starters probably will be Danny Cobb at forward. Fred Hodge at center and Bobby Jones And Freddie Akers a.t guards. Tomorrow night the Chicks play their third game of the week in a regularly scheduled contest at Hoxie. i Coach Bill Stencil's Papooses go into the tournament tonight after having completed their regular sea- ion with 9. 3-4 won-lost record. MAMLA HIGH UONS — The Manila Lions furnish opposition for Blytheville in tonight's opening game of the Mississippi County Boys Class A tournament at Leachville. Winner will row, left to right) Tommy Hatcher, Dean Wagner, Jerry Carey, Kenny Issacs. Bobby Davis, Cstand- ing, left to right) Billy Meacham, Freddie Veach, Buddy McWilllams, Macky Rogers and Leonus meet Leachville in the finals Saturday. (First Shedd. (Courier News Photo) Racing's Go/den State SACRAMENTO, Calif. HP) —California was really the Golden State for horsemen in 1954. It topped all Other states In net distribution and »dded money by race tracks, according to the Thoroughbred Racine Assn. The sum was $11,283,000. Kew YorJt was second with a net distribution of $8,525.775. Illinois was listed third with $7,623,600. Total prize money in '54 came to $75,366,511. Former Dyess Cage Star, Wayne Lemons, May Go to U. of A. BRYAN, Tex. (AP) — A former Dyess, Ark., high school star — now the leading scorer in Texas junior college basketball — may finish his collegiate career at the University of Arkansas. Wayne Lemons, . six-foot, five- inch Allen Academy star tallied 542 points in his first 22 games this season to lead Texas junior college scorers and establish a new school record. This is his final season of junior college eligibility. Many Offws A recent visitor here was Glen Rose, coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Although there have been many scholarship offers—including two from other Southwest Conference schools—friends of Lemons say he'll play for his native state, Lemons won't commit himself. The bonus free shot rule that has inflated many Individual and team scores this season has not been a major factor in Lemons' sensational total. He has notched 193 field goals in 378 tries — an average of 51 per cent. He has averaged 17.7 points per game on field goals alone. 42 Points High His top single game scoring output was 42 points when he hit 14 field goals and 14 free throws against Lon Morris Junior College. However, -his hottest night was against Blinn Junior College. He hit an amazing 13 of 14 field goal attempts. Wayne is rated a better re- bounder than Robert Burrow, former Lon Morris sensation now at Kentucky. The Arkansas boy has picked off an average of 18 rebounds per game. His best rebound night was against Decatur Baptist College when he grabbed 29. Lemons was an all-stater two years when he played for the Class B school in northeast Arkansas. Sports Roundup— Track Is Big Draw-Indoors By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The big mystery around here at the moment is where metropolitan track fans go in the summertime. There is a move to trace the seasonal migration and learn, if possible, where the tuxedoed flock hangs out during the hot months when track j events are supposed to be held. Bob Baker Ready For Big Money BALTIMORE l.fl — Bob Baker the Pittsburgh giant with the. fragile hands who knocked out Willie James last night, compared his ring record with his bank accoun today and found the latter sadly lacking. Baker swatted James into whal could be fistic oblivion in 2:50 o the second round. The schedulec 10-rounder in the Coliseum was James' television debut and the hard-punching 207-pounder from Roxbury, Mass., adjniUed he was nervous. James "Nervous" However, Freud had nothing to do with the devastation Baker heaped on James' jaw in the closing seconds of stanza two. It was a series of right hand punches that finished the brief affair. James said after the fight the TV lens made hirn nervous and hoped he could fight Baker again. Baker had other ideas. The 219- pound Negrc said he wanted to "fight where the money is." The reference was, naturally, to champion Rocky Marciano. With 38 victories in 43 fights, Baker has kept in the running with nationally rated contenders for Marciano's crown. Baker said if he couldn't get Marciano he'd be willing to fight the top-ranked challenger, Nino Vaides, whom he has defeated before. Prison Camp For Pirates The strange behavior of the local | had come to look like a haunted pole vault addict is pointed up by the fact that he already has snapped up the last reserved seat for Saturday night's New York A.C. meet at Madison Square Garden. He hung from the rafters last week to watch Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer pull hair in the final stages of the Millrose Games mile. This Is more striking for the rea- »on that the famous sports palace house on most nights when the marquee said fights and ice hockey and other red-blooded sports events were in progress. Disappear In June But they put on these skirmishes between sallow-looking young men in shorts and all at once you can't battle a path through to the door, much less get inside. Where these fast mile fanciers come from no K \)f THERF—Tr.r .lev. J»"l> F!ph"<'s cl»«rs thi> bnr at fton, Dj C., meet »t U feet, four inchM. It was his "1st " jump, putting ihe )>«* Bench, Cn'if.,prc,ichcr in * pole jtyltint tl*w EjfJ»lmself. •"•'•• one knows. The only sure thing is that they will have disappeared by June, when you could put on the greatest track and field carnival ever whomped up in Yankee Stadium and not fill the first row boxes. There is. of course, a sort of special attraction going..on now as Gunnar Nielsen and Windy Wes take turns outfooting each other around the boards and setting a new indoor mile record practically every week, but it must not be thought that this alone accounts for the capacity houses. The indoor meets always pack them in. PITTSBURGH — Many of the Pittsburgh Pirate farm teams will take their spring training chores on the site of a former Prisoner of War camp — in Texas. The training site is at Sam Houston State Teachers College's country campus located about eight miles northeast of Huntsville. It covers 887 acres and contains numerous buildings used for the vocational training of student: Originally it was the first German prison camp built on American soil during World War II and at one lime handled 20,000 POWs. A 16-acre portion of the camp, once used as a soccer field by the Germans, has been transformed into a baseball practice field. MERCHANTS LUNCH-75* SOUTHERN STYLE CRACKLIN' BREAD SERVED DAILY "Mom" Rice's Home Made Pics Italian Spaghetti — Chicken & Dumplings DRIVE IN RAZORBACK PRESCRIPTIONS Hi-Way Drug Main & Division Ph. 2-2019 Hours: 8 a.m. (o i p.m. • FREE DELIVERY • Fountain Service with Fortune's Ic« Cream Stewart's Drug Main & Lake Ph. 2-2822 Hours: A a.m. to 1( p.m. • Dependable Service Licensed Pharmacist At Both Stores 'Andrews' Confuses Boxing Fan By JACK HAND NEW YORK tfi - A fellow called up the sports desk and he was slightly confused. "What goes on?" he asked. 'First they tell me Andrews is fighting Joey Glardello in Baltimore and then they say he hurt his back or something and the fight is out. Now I read where Andrews is fighting Harold Johnson. No wonder they say boxing is a racket." Still Foggy It took an understanding man about 10 minutes to straighten him out. 'Look," he started. "First there are the Andrews Sisters. They don't fight, at least not on television. Then there's Al Andrews, a middleweight from Superior, wis. He's the guy that was supposed to have fought Glardello last night. Then there's Paul Andrews, a light heavyweight from Buffalo. He's the one who fights Johnson in the Garden Friday night." The man on the other end still sounded confused but he hung up. It's a good thing they didn't tell him Paul Andrews is from Buffalo only because his manager, Marshall Miles, lives there, and never has fought in the city. However, he expects to move out Lake Erie way soon. i Andrews, Paul that Is, was tracked down at the Garden yesterday after he had finished his workout uptown. Ranked No. 2 among the light heavy contenders to champion Archie Moore, he is favored to reverse an old score against Johnson. In his last fight, he knocked out Boardwalk Billy Smith. "The only men I have .trouble with are the guys that don't fight me," he said. "If a man is running, it's hard to fight." Andrews expects to grow Into a real heavyweight in a year or so. Right now he weighs about 180 pounds with plenty of room for more on his lean 6-3 frame. Johnson was floored in the first round by Andrews in their first bout, last St.Patrick's Day, but got up to win the decision. "It was my first 10-rounder," Andrews explained. "I was doing all right until the seventh. Then 1 made up my mind to be cautious to be sure I had something left for the end." Joe Louis, who was managed by Miles in his postwar days, .has been working with Andrews in Chicago, boxing with him three or four times and "building up my confidence," as Andrews puts it. Joe won't be on hand for the fight for he has a date to referee in Omaha at a wrestling show. SMU Dumps Christians 84 to 70 Conference Thrown Bock In Scramble By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist, which finally managed to handle Texas Christian's sophomore sensation, Dick O'Neal, and at the same time break an alarming hex TCU had held over the Methodists, is back in the middle of the Southwest Conference basketball race — and so are Rice and Arkansas. It turned once more into a free- for-all last night when SMU whipped Texas Christian after six years of trying. The Methodists, in winning, 84-70, with a last-half surge that almost blew the hither-to invincible Horned Frogs out of the gym, drew virtually even with TCU at the top of the standings. And it brought new hope to Rice and Arkansas, which have lost only one more game than TCU and SMU. So, as the race moves down the stretch, TCU leads with a 6-2 record, SMU is second with 5-2 and Rice and .Arkansas have 4-3. N'o Easy Road There's no easy road ahead for the leaders. SMU plays dangerous Baylor at Waco Saturday night and could stumble. By winning that one the Methodist could push into a tie for the lead. Arkansas and Rice get together at Fayetteville Saturday night and the loser will be eliminated from championship consideration. ; *- ° •- <—-; The SMU-TCU game looked like caught fire to out score the Luxora repeat of the past six years! tea <" » l ° 3 'or the quarter, during which TCU has won 12 ' Veil's forward Richardson burn- straight games from the Melho-' cd ,"P l , he " et f s toss MANILA GIRLS — After an opening round victory over Wilson in the Mississippi County girls tournament at Dell, Manila High's girl cage squad, shown above, meets Keiser tonight at 7:30 in a quarterfinal match. They are (standing, left to right) Melba Cornish, Glenda McWilllams, Carolyn Blake, Bonnie Hodges, Glada Shelton, Wanda Whitney, Doris Hampton and Ruth Patton. Kneeling (left to right) are Marilyn Harris, Manis Shelton and Judy Wright. (Courier News Photo) Dell Edges Luxora, Dyess Wins in Girls' Tournament DELL — Dell edged out the Luxora Blue Jays 42-37 in the hottest game yet in the Mississippi County Girls Tourney. In the other contest of the night the Dyess girls swamped the Gosnell sextet 35 to 18. Luxora carried a four point lead into the last quarter, but Dell decided to stop being a polite host and dtsts. The Horned Frogs jumped to an early 12-2 lead before SMU started to count, finally the Methodist drew even at 12-12, lost the points for the highest single total of the tournament. L. Clark of Luxora led her team \vith a 61-point effort. lead momentarily, then tied It up j , In the j 0 "' Coring second gamp „. ,x ix -PI,, i..; -u.—^ !,„„,,,. lot the night between Dyess and Gosnell. byess dropped Gcsnell 35 to 18. The Gosnell guards held Dyess idx-fcot forward to only 8 points. Her teammate Benton led the squad at 14-H. The lead changed hands five times before the half with SMU ahead by a bare point, 34-33. O'Neal Held Jim Krebs, the giant SMU center, was doing a great job of defensing O'Neal and also was proving deadly with his lazy hook shot. The Methodists started controlling the ball of the backboard second-rated team will also make their initial bid for tournament honors. Semt-finals will be played Friday and the big one will follow Saturday night. DELL POS. LUXORA Byars 3 F 16 L. Clark Shelton 8 Richardson 29 Buck Tale Substitutions: POS. F F F G C G Garnett, Sigman, Bllford; Dell—Carr 2, Ford, Gentry. DYESS Benton 9 Paroffitt 5 Taft 8 Kimbred Humphreys 20 G POS. F P F G GOSNELL 2 Crawford Bevill 10 Lallflr 6 Potter Via Pate 11 McGlaughlin i Franks 4 Leigh [ Substitutions: Dyess—Balch. 1, B. Clark|Insel 6. Mondesitt, Gray; Gosnell— Bourland j Gann, Overtoil. Luxora-Hubbard 2 Read Courier News Classified Ads, with nine points. Lalla of Gosnell was high for the game as she scored 10. Guards Switch This game saw guards on both and they started hitting from all [ sides switch over to forward to try angles. ' j their luck. Potter ,1 guard for.Gos- O'Neal was limited to 15 points, j nell, had a better night than two of took plenty of shots but few ! her team's forwards, as she dumped THE C TRIPLE CROWN AWARD vox- tyLOfAc>nff j •/ (jw ,f were from close up and he was harried so much by Krebs that on many that he did try his aim the in 6. Tonight's games pair Keiser against Manila at 7:30 o'clock and Shawnee against M'ssco at 8:40. Th:s was ruined. It was one of —- , worst nights the leading scorer of MS the big night as the winners of the conference, has run into. i tonight's contests will be assured Krebs was the high scorer of the night with 25 points. Texas A&M plays Oklahoma City University at Oklahoma City :onight in a nonconference game and action halts until Saturday night when there are three games —SMU-Baylor, Arkansas Rice and Texas-Texas A&M at College Station. berths in the District Three girls' tournament at Marked Tree. Feb. 14-19. Keiser goes into tonight's game the tournamnet favorite, Mi&sco the Buddy Young, backlieid star for the Baltimore Colts, has signed to do a daily disc jockey show in Baltimore. AVisiting Around Arkansas & BYJOEMARSH Crittenden Becomes Diversified Criuenden County, lite of'Arkan. sai 1 second white settlement, was named for Robert Crittenden, first secretary of Arkinui Territory. Bordered on the east by (he Mts- stuippi River, it, is one of the richest cotton growing areas in the world. But Criuenden is now boom* ing with commerce and industry. Iu largest town, West Memphis, ii one of the fastest growing com- munitiet in the South. Four major U. S. highways Veep traffic bustling through Crittenden, adding to the hundreds of farm vehicles going to and from the -19 cotton gins in the county and the largest cotton compress in Arkansas. So, traditionally agricultural Grit- tcncicn is making a new fr.iditipn in commerce and industry. Legal beer has a tradition in Arkansas, too. It is providing beer and ale in clean, wholesome, orderly establishments (or all who enjoy them. n, int., Atianiai nc, IJUI, Rtik, A Fried Shrimp Delicious Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp '/a $100 Fried Oysters Fancy Extra Select Oysters Vl dot. 1 RUSTIC INN 1 Walnut & Division Blytheville $r&$<wvm atMuuetf,.. BOTH SSPSOOf.KENTUCKYBLENDEOWHISKEYCONTAINS 65% GRAIN NEUTRALSPIRITS THE Hia & HILL COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS W« have th« tractor for you! Com* in today and hav« a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. " The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 ph. 2-2.112

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