The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 1, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER VSWS TUESDAY, MARCH 1. 1955 Chicks Win Easily; Play Manila Tomorrow Night Pocahontas Falls Before Tribe 65-28 JONESBORO — Blytheville rode to an easy first-round victory over Pocahontas yesterday in the first game of the 1955 District 3A basketball tournament at Arkansas State College here. The Chickasaws waltzed to a 65 28 conquest of the Redskins in preparation for the tougher tournament battles which lie ahead. The Tribe takes the court again at 7 p.m. tomorrow for a quarterfinals contest with the Manila Lions, who dropped Corning from the tournament 84-54 in the second game of the yesterday's opening session. Never In Danger Blytheville was never in danger from the Pocahontas team as the Chicks jumped to a first quarter lead of 23-5. With little opppsition, the Chicks couldn't get very excited about the game. The second unit took over in the second quarter and ran the score to 35-13 at the half. The starting five came back on in the third period and built the lead to 25 points at 45-20 going into tile last quarter. The second unit returned for the iinale and widened the final gap to 38 points over the hapless Redskins. Hodge High Center Fred Hodge was high scorer in the Chicks well-balanced attack. Hodge had 12 points, Cotab had 10 and reserve forward Kenneth Stanley netted nine. Howard Templeton was high for Pocahontas with eight. Blytheville Hodges 12 Abbott 6 Cobb 10 Jones 6 Edgman 8 FOR. Pocahontas F Snodgrass 3 F J. Templeton 4 Gregory 1 Arnold 5 Futrell 4 C O G •Substitutes: Blytheville -,- Hyde 4, Langs ton 2, Bratcher, Akers 8, and Stanley 9. Pocahontas — H. Templeton B, Brown 1, Stold, Starling and Allison 2. Welch, Fields Victorious in Mat Feature Ethel Brown and the tag team of Lee Fields and Lester Welch emerged victorious in the double main event program of the American Legion's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium last night. Miss Brown defeated Miss Judy Glover two out of three falls in the first bout which was one of the best women's matches ever held here. ,The match lasted for 55 minutes, five minutes short of the one hour time limit. Miss Brown took the decision by winning the first and third falls. The tag bout was just about what everyone expected, a wild affair that was highlighted by a private duel between Roberts and Welch. Fields and Welch proved they, too, can play rough and used their speed to a big advantage as they copped the first and third falls. Tech, A&M Clash In NAIA Final LITTLE ROCK </Pi — Arkansas Tech and Arkansas A&M, a team the Wonder Boys have whipped twice, meet tonight for the championship of the District 17 NAIA basketball playoffs and a berth in the Kansas City tournament. The Wonder Boys knocked down Arkansas State 92-76 and A&M slipped past Southern State 72-70 in last night's semi-final round here. four teams comprised the field. SUB-REGIONAL CHAMPS — Superintendent L. L. Teaster of Bragg City School District No. 9, presents the Sub-regional high school first place trophy to the Bragg City Indians after they defeated the Holland Lions in the tournament finals Saturday night. Receiving the trophy (second from the left) Is Sonny Teaster, son of the superintendent. (Photo by H. L. Yeager) JONESBORO — The first day's play in the ^District 3A senior boys tournament underway here yesterday followed the form 'sheets without a murmur. In five games played yesterday afternoon and last night, all expected winners emerged without mishap. Manila's Lions had some difficulty disposing of a stubborn Corning quintet, but the charges of Coach Deward Dopson came through with a 64-54 victory to gain entry to the quarterfinals. Manila, Blytheville Clash Manila and Blytheville, winner over Pocahontas in the tournament opener yesterday, clash at 7 p.m. tomorrow. It will be the third meeting of the season between the two Mississippi County teams. Blytheville has been victorious on both previous occasions, though the Lions have been one of the toughest foes for Jimmy Fisher's Tribe. In other first round games yesterday and last night, Greene County Tech upended Bay 74-58, Rector ran over West Memphis 5939 and Marked Tree dropped Par- agound 63-40. Tonight's sessions complete first round play in the tournament with Piggott heeting Trumann and Jonesboro clashing with Harrisburg. Rector Favored In the second game tomorrow night. Greene County Tech plays Rector, with the latter favored to advance to the semi-finals, the tournament against Marked Tr Leachville plays its first game of the tournament against Marked Tree Thursday night after a first round-bye. Wagner of Manila led his teammates over Corning yesterday with n.'27-point effort. Isaacs had 14, 1 "I don't think we'll have much] ^antta. pos. Corning mm » • • I chance of getting Valdes but I'll j Hatcher 8 P.. Talkington 38 M/"\j-ir* lA/StrlX' sive u anothe >' ll 'y." SRld Dusl >"|Beach 2 P Ward6 I IL/MO W V Wl IV Bettor after his G-2, 214' 2 -pound shedd 9 c Smith 8 *•* fighter decisively outpointed pudgy Wagner 27 G C.Johnson Rex Layne of Utah in a telecast Isaacs 14 G..R. Johnson 10 10-rounder at Eastern Parkway; Substitutes: Manila — McWil- Arena last night. J Hums. Meacham 4, Roclgers, Davis "Bobby Gleason, Valdes' maim-1 and Caery. Corning—Ernest, Dick- ger, wants a 350.000 guarantee and i son, McSpadden, Cavitt and Sher- thut. kind of money is out." said j man 4. Bettor. "After ali it was Bob who ' beat Valdes in their first fight and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. i.-Pi—The j not the other way around." University of Arkansas Razorbacks are in their first week of spring Baker, now ranked as the No. 4 contender, beat Valdes in a 10 roundel 1 on May 21, 1953. Since then the giant Cuban has swept i 11 " — PETERSBURG, Pla. I/P) — Baker Whips Layne; Wants Valdes Next By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Big Bob Baker has eight wins in a row and no place to go. So the Pittsburgh husky put it up to his manager today to gel a second helping of Cuba's Nino Valdes. 3A Form Sheet Followed In First Day Play sWork On Switch To Split-T football practice with conversion from a single wing to a split-T offense the main task. Head coach Jack Mitchell, who came from Wichita- University to take the helm when Bowden Wyatt left for the University of Tennessee after last season, put the players through a 45-minute scrimmage on the first day out yesterday. Mitchell commented favorably on the Razorbacks' reaction to the split-T drills in the first session. Practice was scheduled to start Jast week but was delayed by snow and sleet and predictions of bad- weather. The Razorbacks have 18 days to practice under Southwest Conference rules. They will work every day except Friday the first two weeks. Tech Aide Named Head Grid Coach SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (^—Harold Tuffy Stratton. Arkansas Tech assistant, football coach, has been named head football coach at Southwest Missouri State College. Stratton came (o Tech as assistant last year after coaching Bacone Junior College of Oklahoma to the 1953 Little Rose Bowl game at Pasadena, Caljf. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 11 Straight Stanky Groans About Spring Training Dates ST. Eddie Stanky, St. Louis Cardinals manager, says this year's opening date for spring training is only "good for set clubs." "But," the Cardinals pilot said yesterday, "there aren't many of five rounds by scoring- repeatedly i those things any more." He with long rights to the head. The | said the Redbirds definitely could- rights enabled Layne to hold Baker 11 straight and has soared to the ! No. 1 ranking behind Marciano. For a while against Layne, Baker ,a 5-1 favorite, didn't even look like he merited a No. 4 position. The 206 : f i -pound Layne gave his taller rival fits in the first even at the halfway mark. In one exchange of rights in the fourth. Baker dropped Layne to one knee. Rex bounced right up but referee Ray Miller tolled the mandatory eight count. The '26- year-old Layne. now ranked seventh, came back full of fight but he ran out of steam in the sixth round. Wobbled, But Not Down Prom the sixth on, the fast- punching Baker nailed Layne consistently with leH-nuht combinations to the head. Rex wobbled several times bin he refused to go down, In the other network TV ficht of the night. Toledo's pat Lowry i J '"""''_ n't be considered in this class. "We'll be pressed for time this spring," Stanky said, "especially if it rains early in our work. Then, besides the late start, we'll miss a couple of days work and can't possibly be in shape for our early exhibition games." The training season officially opens tomorrow. Previously pitchers and catchers reported about 10 days to two weeks in advance of other squad members. Stanky expressed the hope next year will mark a return to the "good ol' days." Milliard Green is the oldest member of the University of North Carolina basketball team. He is 26 and a junior. G*LS AND TROPHIES — Here is the second best girls' team championship and finally the runner-up trophy In the state tourney. in the state. Pictured are the Reiser girls, who lost to Van Buren Pictured left to right at a banquet at the Rustic Inn. ^vcnMn therr in the state finals at Marianna Saturday 68-42, with the collection honor by the Reiser Booster Club last night: Coach Cha he Sims. . u . . , , .... „, ,. manager Linda Crews, Helen Creecy, Shirley Coley. Bonnie Mills, of trophies they won this year in high school competition. Trophies " _..._,_._ are for the Mississippi County Senior Girls championship, the Luxora Senior Girls Invitational Tournament^the District 3 Senior Girls , , Ruby Duvall, Matlie Smith, Dawn Hall, Joann Ashley, Barbara Creecy, Lou Shoemaker and Colean Warren. (Courier News Photo) Kentucky, Iowa Eye NCAA Colorado Defeats Missouri For First Big Seven Crown By ED CORR1GAN The Associated Press Colorado today held its first undisputed Big Seven basketball championship, while Kentucky and Iowa began consulting timetables to the NCAA post-season tournament. The Buffaloes, who finished in a tie for the Big .Seven title last year and then , represented the league in the NCAA tourney on the toss of a coin, won't have to depend on luck this,time. They polished off Missouri 66-57 at Columbia last night to cement the crown. This one was won from the free-throw line where the Buffs made good on 30 of 39 fouls. Missouri, the only remaining challenger, started fast In both halves but faded badly at the end. Must Await Saturday Kentucky and Iowa will have to await the outcome of the final games in the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten, respectively, Saturday before they can make their reservations to the NCAA tourney definite. Right now they're each assured of at least a tie for the title. The Wildcats had a long road, indeed, this year before they made it by whipping Alabama 66-52 on their home court in Lexington last night . Kentucky, No. 2 in the Associated Press basketball poll, Dyess Plays In State Meet Tomorrow Dyess. runner-up in District 3B, opens play in the Class B Senior Boys State Tournament at Little Rock tomorrow afternoon when they meet highly regarded Jessieville, winner of District 5S. at 4:20. Dyess lost to Bono 60-57 Saturday night in the finals of the District 3 B Senior Boys Tournament at. Marmaduke. First round games today include: Bono (winner 3) vs. Fanm'nRton iwinner 1W», 3 p.m.; Sparkman (winner 7E) vs. Grubbs iwinner SSi, 4:20 p.m.; Greenbrier i5N'> vs. Clarendon (runner-up 6) 7:30 p.m.; County Line (winner 4) vs. White Hall (winner 8N>, 8:50 p.m. Tomorrow the first round will be completed with Delight (winner 7W) vs. Parkin (Winner 6). 3 p.m.: Dyess (runner-up 3j vs. Jessieville (winner 5s), 4:20 p.m.; Mount Pleasant (winner 2N) vs. Hartford (runner-up 4), 7:30 p.m.; Valley Springs i winner IE) vs. Wilmai" (winner 8S), 8:50. Basketball Scores Monday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seton Hall 83. Villanova 79 Williams 72, Middlebury 55 Boston College 98, Brandeis 91 Kentucky 66, Alabama 52 Tennessee 86, Auburn 77 VanderbiH.78, Georgia 57 Tulane 78, Mississippi State 59 Louisiana State 68, Mississippi 65 Georgia Tech 88. Florida 68 Iowa 72, Minnesota 70 Hog Cogers Meet Frogs In Crucial Test By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS The third place Arkansas Razorbacks take on Texas Christian University tonight at Fort Worth in a game expected to make or break the Horned Frogs' chances of figuring the conference championship. TCU and Southern arc tied for the conference title and will end the season deadlocked if both win their games tonight. SMU is lavorect to take Texas at Austin so the pressure is squarely on TCU. SMU moved up to share part of first place with TCU by beating Arkansas 83-69 and Rice 86 to 82. The only other conference game tonight is the Rice-Texas A&M affair at Collect Station. Baylor has ended its season. Illinois 81, Michigan 75 Michigan Stale 93, Indiana 77 Wisconsin 75, Purdue 73 Colorado 60, Missouri 57 Bradley 69, Wichita 67 Drake 87, Oklahoma City 70 Valparaiso (Ind) 55, Washington (St. Louis) 54 San Francisco 67, College of the Pacific 57 (NAIA District 17 Tournament) Arkansas A&M 72, Southern (Ark.) State 70 Arkansas Tech 92, Arkansas State 76 has lost only two games all season, but botli wer- to Georgix Tech, a conference team. Iowa broke Minnesota's heart with a 72-70 victory over the Gophers before an astounding crowd of 20,176, probably the largest ever to see a basketball game in a field house. Only a week ago, Minnesota was entertaining high hopes of winning it first undisputed Big Ten championship in 36 years. Deadlock The Missouri Valley race i.s all tied up with St. Louis and Tulsa sharing the top of the heap, each with 7-2 records. The Billikcns whipped Houston 90-87, last night to pull into the deadlock and force the race right down to the wire Saturday. St. Louis ineet.s Okl.i- homp A&M and Tulsu plays Wichita. Two teams .strengthened their Hall, .seeking a bid 10 ihe National Invitation Tournament in, Madison Square Garden, came from behind lo .shade Vilhinova, already in the NCAA 8-379. Drake, which would like lu get an "at large" bid to tJjr NCAA tourney, polished olf Okltihoin.. City 87-70. And Bradley. NCAA a year ayo, snapped a M^anie losing streak by edging Wichita 79-67. Uf expert, wj|| o broken «" windows quleHy Genuine Ford Shatterproof G| ai , wsmni 1 KtKTUCKY STMICHT lilimOH DISTILLED, AND. .BOTTLED BY YELLOWSTONE, INC. LOUISVILLE, KY. MOTOR CO. 30(1 ({roadway I'h ;!-1tr,.'! made a successful N"\v York ciebut by gaining a unanimous 10-roimcl decision Newark, Arena. Outwcifrhcd 154 to 149, Lo\vry Hnished strong to gain the verdict. over .Pete Adams, of N. J., at St. Nicholas Sports Roundup JalLt Steaks Came Late This Year NEW YORK (AP) — To the public at large this is just the day thai has been set aside for 16 big league baseball clubs to start getting the winter kinks out of their muscles, but it means a whole lot more than that to a thousand or so hungry athletes. Their big moment came shortly after sunup, when they were permitted to charge into 16 hotel dining rooms and order the works, Including steaks, and then merely scratch their names across the bottom of the check while reaching for the toothpicks. They figured to be doubly ravenous this time, having been on short rations longer than usual. Through some mlxup, for which no one has yet admitted responsibility, a hard and fast rule was laid down at a joint meeting last year that no player whose name •ppenrcd on a $bJg league roster would be permitted to suit up before March 1 this season. The player* MU' they didn't want it, and the owners said they didn't either, but Commissioner P'ord Prick decided to make it stick. Only the Affluent So far as we have been able lo gather, what happened was that some of the more affluent stars, who had plenty of enting money in their pockets, did not wish to be forced to report before today. They got their wish, but they Imposed a terrible ordeal upon their less well-henled teammates. Many of them hnve been lunging around the cnmps for weeks, bored stiff and waiting for today lo dawn. Not only does room «»d hoard .suddenly become free, but each athlete draws the first installment of his $25 weekly spending money. To many this is an extremely Important item, for they do not start drawing their salaries until the playing season opens more than a month from now, and they are flat broke. The $25 per week is a rrrent thing, put over by the players since they formed their union. At any rate, this is the Inst time you will see practice stnrtiiiR this late and the first exhibition gnmcs not scheduled until March 10. The players hnve learned their Ic.sson. Next year the baUerymen will report around Feb. 20 and Ihr rest of them not much Inlw. UavtnR gone through one dreadful experience, the boys will see H doesn't happen again. 'DE-RATTLE 'DE-SQUEAK' Your car is thoroughly 'gone over' and lightened to remove every squeak and rattle. Underside is completely cleaned before undcrcoating. Reg. $4(1 job. 27 50 We are pleased to announce that MR. LEE DUNCAN is now associated with us in the capacity of mechanic. Air. Duncan was formerly with Blytheville Alotor Co. BUD WILSON MOTORS, Inc. Your Lincoln-Mercury Dtalcr 110 VV. Walnut |>h. 3-6876 EXPERT REPAIR SERVICE Amplifiers Inter-Corns • Hi-Fixity Sound Equipment • Home Radios • Auto Radios Guaranteed service on all makes and models. 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