The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1955 · Page 9
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY, 14, 1955 BLYTHBVILLJE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINI NIL NCAA In Annual Scramble Invitation Tourney Off To Fast Start By ED CORIUGAN ., t The Associated Press . The annual scramble between the National Invitation Tournament and the NCAA i'or good basketball teams moved into-higfi gear today with the NIT expected to announce three more clubs for its Madison Square Garden event. In recent years, the NCAA appeared to get the better of the crop because the 15 conference winners across the nation are required lo play In Us tournament. 'the NIT has had to take the leftover independents', some of whom had poor records. NIT Has Three This season — a crazy, mixed- up one for the collegians — the NIT could come up with the better tourney. The Garden already has lured Dayton, Duo.uesne and Cm cinnatl and la on the prow] for as many more of the top independ- ents'as It can. grab off before the • NCAA gets down to serious business. Marquette, which boasts a winning streak of 18 games — longest in the country, is the only school in the NCAA field of 24 so far and it appeared that the NCAA might be getting somewhat worked up over the' NIT. It rarely selects any of Its nine aUarge teams so early. AH other things being equal, the NIT is at an -advantage where the independents are concerned. Rather than wait for an at-large bid to the NCAA which may never come, many schools prefer to take the gravy while it's there if the NIT comes through with an offer. Lost Dons For a lime, the NIT hoped to get flan Francisco, the No. 1 team in the weekly Associated Press poll, but the Dons have agreed to play in (he NCAA as an at-Iarge representative if they win their loosely organized California Conference title. The three teams the NIT will announce today probably will come from among the Eastern powers. Manhattan, which appears to be about the best of the New York schools, probably will get a~ call to inject some local talent in the event. The Jaspers have a 14-3 record. Second could be Holy Cross (154). winner .of the tournament last year. The third could come from n large group which includes Bt. Francis of Loretto, PH., Niagani, . .Connectisut and Canisius. The guess Is Connecticut, which boasts an , Impressive 17-3 mark. Wallace, a first baseman, i£ 2ti years old and has already spent six years in organized baseball. The young first baseman got his Plain Outdistanced Me/ Holscher Says of Bolt's Victory at Tucson By MURRAY SINCLAIR TUCSON, Ariz. Wi—"He plain outdistanced me." . That's the way Bud Holscher, Santa Monica, Calif,, saw it when Tommy Bolt, Houston, Tex., came from behind to clip four strokes off par yesterday in the final four holes' to win the $10,000 Tucson Open Golf Tournament. Bolt's 65 yesterday gave him a 72-hole total of 266 for the 6,409- yflrd, par-70 El Rio course and the tourney's top prize of $2,000 for the second time in a row. i HoJscher, Wall Second Holscher and Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa., collected $1,200 each by finishing in a two-way tie for second with U-under-par 260s. Little Jimmy Barber, Los Angeles, finished with a 64 for a total of 272 to earn $800. Bolt credited Tucson's 80-degree temperature yesterday with an assist in his victory. A cold had bothered him earlier in the week. Holscher started the final round leading Bolt by a stroke and Wall by four. The trip drew into a three-way tie with a birdie on the a one-stroke lead, Bolt called the 15th and 16th the "payoff holes." 20 Foot Putt A 20-foot putt netted him a birdie on the 15th, pulling him even with Holscher, who settled for par, along with Wall. Bolt got a birdie and Wall a par 4 on the comparatively simple IGth, For the third time in four days Holscher went over par on the same hole. His second shot was trapped. Bolt now had a two-stroke lead. All had par 4s on the 17th. "I knew I had the tournament Won when I left the 18th tee," Bolt said later. "The 15th and 16th had done it." Just to make sure, Bolt sank a 30-foot putt for an eagle 3 on the last hole. Wall's chip shot from 70 feet away on the same, hole placed him in position for a birdie. Holscher had to birdie the hole to tie Wall. Gene Littler, Palm Springs, Calif., the big money winner on the winter tour so far, WM w«l back with 289 and out of tt» money. Arkansas State Has 26 -Game Baseball Slate JONESBORO—Arkansas St«t« College, today announced n 36-gftmt baseball schedule which Include .such teams as Indiana University, DePauw University, University oj Kansas, the University of Mississippi and other larger schools. The Indians open ther ichedul* March 21 when they play Centenary College at Shreveport. After a four-day tour of Louisiana, the Tribe returns home to lift the lid on Its Kell Held «ohe- dule April 2 against Southern Illinois University. Thirteen of the gamw are to tx played at home and 13 on tht road. PAPS RECEIVE TROPHY — Roy Dawson, Leachville Superintendent, presents trophy to the Blytheville Paps after they defeated the Manila juniors In the finals in the Mississippi County Junior Tournament, played at Leachville Saturday night. Goes to Johnson City Manilas Wallace Inks Player-Manager Pact Wayne Wallace of Manila has been signed as player- manager of Johnson City, Tenn., of the Appalachian League. start in the Cotton States league with clarksdale. Miss. From there he went to the Evangellne League from which he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals for the Houston farm club in 1951. 36 Homers Prom there Wallace went to San Angelo in the Longhorn League, where he hit .328 and hit 36 homers. Last year the new player-manager hit .248 and .301 respectively for Omaha of the Western League and Fresno of the Californ League. Wallace got hiB start in baseball as a mascot for the Manila American Legion baseball team. From this lie graduated to the team and helped them gb to the state finals two years in a row. Started In CSL Under the careful guidance of Trigger Wall, former coach of the Legion team. Wright played three years of Legion ball and developed into a swift moving first baseman, Wright's hitting ability caught the eye of scouts and he broke into orcimlzed baseball at Clark-sdale in the Cotton Stales League* Coaches of various teams tried to switch Wright to shortstop and second base because of his hitting, but his weak arm hindered him from making the grade and so when o/fered the player-manager position at Johnson City, he accepted. 23 Boys Out for Track At Caruthersville High CARUTHERSVILLE — Twenty- tiree Caruthersville High School boys have already reported for the track squad, according to Coach Harry Darr. Seven of these were members of last years team. Some of last years' members, however, are still out for basketball and have not had a chance to go through the track workout.4 Four seniors who were members of the 1954 squad that have reported are Don Lay. Joe McCoy, Talmadge McCoy and Earl Hill. The only other senior out for track, as yet. is Bobby Gatcwood. The junior class has the largest number out. There are nine juniors runniiiR on week days. The three that were members of last year's .squad arc Jack Strecte, Lewis Davis and Jim Leslie, Other Juniors are Jack Taylor. Alvm Byntmi, Curtis James, Barry Trninor, Bob Carter and Marion Clark. Only two sophomores have report?:]. They arc Wayne King and Larry McCoy. The seven freshmen who have turned out are Larry Thrasher, Donald Latimcr. Don Robertson, Walter Hin?,e : Don Wallace, Pete Mcales and Wayne Walls. Some of these boys have been going through brief workouts for the past month or so. Coach Darr said that although a regular schedule of track meets is not complete he expects Caruthersville's team to participate in its first meet early in March. Sudbury Tops Lange in Y Cage Play The Sudbury Gra-Y cagers gained eweet revenge for the 25-15 defeat dished out by Lange on Jan uary 28 by turning on their tormentors for a 19-11 victory at the National Guard Armory Friday. Inability to find the basket was costly to the Lange quintet, as they passed well In the opening half but could not hit the hoop- Sudbury started slowly and trailed during the first half but staged a fourth period rally that saw them pull it out on an 8-point quarter, while Lange's game went to pieces. Jerry Hill, Lange guard led the scoring with 9 points, while Mickey Johnson topped Sudbury with 8 and was closed followed by BiOy Lambert with 7. This win gave Su'dbury a 3-2 record, just half a game behind Central, which plays Sudbury at the Armory tomorrow. Sudbury Pos. Lange B. Huehes P J. Dunkin M. J'son 18) F S, Jackson <2) '. Oakley (2) C D. Cooper L. Skelton fZt G D. Rounsavail B. Lambert (7) G J. Hill (9) Substitutes: Surbury — B. Johnson. Joe Becker, now coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers, once was the property of the New York Giants. Trainer Mose Shapo/f has serviced horses at Hinleah every winter since the 1925 opening of the track. U.S. the air aimck on nny jiari "f ihc Air Force is rsicmiiiig Operation > w.itrli In all 'If! *talr«, atx-onling to G eral licnjamin \V. Cliidlnw, rommaiu in-rliicf of Continental Air Defe Command. H(vnm»H>ni <>f civilian iinlcers for ihc (Iroiuid Observer Gi in this area is experlfifl lo begin in near future. f'i//?/r's/.<r</ i7.< n pttlilir. .lemrp m •iteration with The Advertising Cinn ERECT YOUR OWN "TRUSSLESS" Wonder Building DO IT YOURSELF! in* a complicated building erected when you can ttftt your own Wnmlci Building with a wrench and screwdriver. The only (alien ins H a iingle liic nui and boll Many jiiei up to 60' wide. The moit iimating development in ihc building indtmry. Jack Robinson Implement Co, 500 E. Main PIC 2-2371 DON'T GUESS! 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