The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1955
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FACT IWHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS Chickasaws, Manila Clash at 7 Tonight Quarterfinals Underway; Jonesboro, Piggott Win .BIytheville meets Manila at 7 o'clock tonight in the first quarterfinal game of the District 3A tournament at, Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. In final first-round games last night, Piggott trounced Trumann 71-43 and Jonesboro •dged Harrisburg 72-66 in the first close game of the tournament. BIytheville and Manila advanced to second round play Monday with wins over Pbcahontas and Corning game pits respectively. Tonight's second Greene County Tech, victor over Bay, against Rector, conqueror oi West Memphis. The Chickasaw-Manila game tonight should be a thriller if previous contests between'the two Mississippi County teams this year are Little Chonce For Rookies Champion Giants Get Down to Serious Work PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — The World champion New York Giants got down to the serious task of preparing to defend their crown under a bright sun today — but clouds lined the »ky for the rookies in camp. By hit own admission Manager L«o burocher sees little hope of any youngsters breaking into the lineup. He barely even mentioned Bob Lennon, who hit 64 home runs for Nashville of the Southern Assn. iMt y«ar. "V in? rookies are going to make this club," said the Lip, "they are going to have to do it on tke field and not on their reputations." "I can't figure any one of these kid! winning t regular job. I never had a team so well set. It certainly Is at different feeling. Yet Luxora Site Of Youngsters' Cage Tourney A KVtnth and eighth grade basketball tdiirntment started this w**k at Luxora, sponsored by the Victoria School. Victoria coach Barney Reiser te directing the tourney. Tht tournament is primarily for boy* *nd glrlfi who do not play on •chooi basketball teams. Boyi' and girls' teams have entered Irom 19 schools. Girte team* entered axe Dyess, Shawiwe, Promised Land. Luxora, Lo*t Cane, Keiser, Victoria, Black Waitr, Dell tnd Armorel. Boyi teams participating, are Luxora, Loft Cane, Burdette, Dyess, O*c«ola, Shawnee, Keiser, Victoria, Black Water, Pormised Land, Dell a*d ArmoT>l. This it the seventh year for the annual tournament. It has previously been held in Oeceola. Tlctoria ic one of the wing schools in tht Luxora. district. Final£ will IK held Saturday night. K*n Loeffler, coach of the Labile College basketball team, not mhr t*ach« at LaSallft but also at Temple. Both Philadelphia. schools are In you never can tell what will happen." Same Lineup "Right now, I plan to open the season on April 12 with the same lineup that won the pennant and beat the Indians in the World series." Thus, gone are the days when Leo proudly displayed his rookie talent—like Clint Hartung of eral years ago—and announced the regulars would have to outhustle the youngsters for jobs. Monte Irvin, despite a rather poor year in '54, still is the left fielder. If he crumbles completely, Whitey Lockman probably will be taken off first base and sent to the picket line, and Gail Harris, who hit .309 at Minneapolis last year, given a chance at Whitey's spot. But that's only in the event of an emergency. "Irvin is the key to the puzzle," said Durocher. "If he has a good year, hitting the way he figures to hit wouldn't that make things simple?" Tech Wins 6th Straight NAIA Title; KC Next LITTLE ROCK — After a slow start Arkansas Tech's Wonder Boys made their final Arkansas game of the season a brilliant one. They whipped Arkansas A&M 97-83 last night to win the District 17 NAIA playoff and move into the national small college tournament at Kansas City. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament will open next Monday and run through March 12. Coach Sam Hindsman, who does not know who his team's first op- jonent will be at Kansas City, said ,he Wonder Boys will leave Sunday [or the tournament. This is the sixth straight year the Wonder Boys have won a berth In he national tournament. They lost n the semifinals last year to St. Benedict's, the eventual champion. any indication. Chicks Hold Wins Both times the Chicks and Lions have met. the games have been close, defensive duels. BIytheville won both by scores of 43-32 and 48-37. Those were the only two games of the season in which BIytheville was held to less than 50 points.. And though the margin was 11 points in each case, both games were close enough right down to the final buzzer to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. Coach Jimmy Fisher said this morning all his boys were in good condition for the game. The team ran through brief practice drills yesterday. Fisher said he expects Manila to be tough for the Chicks to handle tonight, "as they always are." "They have a fine team" he said, "and they're always tough against Harrisburg: Stubborn Last night's games went about as expected, though Jonesboro had more difficulty with a stubborn Harrisburg team than had been anticipated. The Hurricane led all the way, COOTER HIGH GIRLS — Shown above is the senior girls' basketball team of Cooler High School. They are (front row, left to right), Imogene Norrid, Pat Hinson, Joan Ladd, June Flowers, Mragaret McCann, Connie Wilkins, Frankie Thomas; (back row), Patsy Jones, Melba Jenkins, Drucilla Clark, Patsy Isabell, Betty Dair, Mary Strong, Carol Lawhorn, Bonnie Wilkins and Coach Hal Rhea. (Photo by H. L. Yeager) 3ut by narrow ot margins. e in the Jones- fourth quarter when Harrisburg edged up ,o tie the score at 63-all with only ,hree minutes left to play. But a final spurt by the Hurricane halted the threat. Larry Johnson was high for Jonesboro with 19 points. Piggott won with ease over Trumann, outscoring the losers in every quarter, makink a run-away of the game in the final period. Allen Roeder led the Piggott attack with 22 points. A win for the Chicks tonight would put them in the semifinals Friday night against the winner of tonight's Greene County Tech-Rector game. A's Hove Pitcher Trouble; Coaches Do Double Duty WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. (If] —The coaches are catching double duty in the Kansas City Athletics camp, filling their regular jobs and pitching in batting practice. Starting tomorrow, however, Manager Lou Boudreau plans to begin using his rookie hurlers. Sunday he'll start using his regular pitchers such as Bobby Shantz, Alex Kellner and Arnold Porto Carerro in batting practice. "I've got three pitchers — Shantz, Cloyd Boyer and Wait Craddock — who will need to be watched," Boudreau said. Craddock broke his arm pitching winter baseball and Shanta and Boyer have arm ailments. The Athletics have two hold-, outs remaining — third baseman Jim Finigan and third baseman Forest Spook Jacobs. Hogs Blast TCU with Record 110-89 Score; SMU Cops Title WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1.955 a . . " .1.. — ...— -..-..- ._» Dyess Eagles Play In Stale Class B Tourney Today District Runners-Up Meet Jessieville; Bono Loses Opener Dyess, runner-up in District X makes its bid for the Class B Senior Boys title opening tourney play this afternoon at 4:20 against Jes- sievllle, winner of 5S at Little Root In the State Class B Senior Boys' Tournament. Dyess will take on one of the top yanked teams when they,meet Jessieville. Jessieville beat most of the Class A teams in south central Arkansas as weH as the Class B teams. Dyess became the only remaining District 3 team in the tourney y«s- terday as Bono was defeated in tta first round game. Bono fell victim to Farmington, the champs of District IW. Bono was edged by the Farmington squad 49-43. Bono led throughout the first half but fell behind in the third period and couldn't catch up with the fast moving Farmington team. In the other game played yesterday afternoon Sparkman beat Grubbs 62-60. Last night, Greenbrier topped .Clarendon 63-50, and County Line ousted Whitehall 77-68. Delight will piny parkin in the other afternoon game today. Mount Pleasant meets Hartford tonight at 7:30 and Valley Springs plays Wilmar at 8:50 p.m. By ED WILKS The Associated Press Chalk up another one for the turtle over the hare. This time it was Southern Methodist that played the plodding part only to nip Texas Christian at the wire and win the Southwest Conference basketball title. It was SMU's first title in 18 years and an NCAA Tournament berth was included in the loot. TCU and SMU were figured on a par before the season, but when TCU won the Christmas conference tournament — beating SMU 74-71 in the process—the Horned Frogs got the nod. The Mustangs hung in there, however, and after being- in and out of a first place tie with TCU during the season squeezed back into a deadlock last weekend. The payoff came last night in the league windups for TCU and SMU. Unpredictable Arkansas up and booped TCU 110-89 while SMU waltzed in 93-80 over Texas. That gave SMU a 9-3 mark and made TCU 8-4. Texas Easy SMU had a snap against Texas, losingest team in Longhorn history. The Mustangs were out front by 18 during the first 10 minutes and leveled off about 12 points to the good most of the second half. Arkansas reany pulled a chiller against TCU. The Razorbacks, spilled frm the race by SMU last week, hadn't scored more than 86 points in any one game all season, but they have a league record with their 110. Defense, surprisingly, was the pattern for Arkansas, and it had TCU on edge. Dick O'Neal, TCU's high-scoring sophomore, was closed out with 17 points. Arkansas wound up in a second- Sports Roundup by C/ay/g Lfalbot No Guided Missile Golf Balls NEW YORK (AP) — Being of a suspicious turn of mind, we got to wondering if this fellow Mike Souchak could have gotten hold of some new breed of golf ball which might revolutionize the game and turn the best courses in fhe country into skeet traps. Souchalc is the husky young sensation from Durham, N.C., who in the past two weeks shot such ridiculous 72-hole scores as 257 and 373 In running .away with trie Texas Open at San Antonio and the Houston Open. He shot one round it San Antonio in 60 strokes n-ith i J7 on the back nine. We Hiked Joe Day Jr., who is executive director of the U.S. Goll Assn. »nd a sort of private eye for the ruling body, if he had heard of »ny new guided missile type of bill which might account for such » crazy burst of scoring by a comparative unknown. Would it he possible, we asked Joe, for one of the big ball concerns to get such a jump on the opposition? "It would not," he said flatly. "We see to that. There are about §,000 golf courses ( n this country and there is too much money tied up In them for us to permit them to IM ruined by the ball manufacturer*. We are not going to let the bill get any longer than it is right now." All right, but how can he police luch a hotly competitive industry? "Simple,!' Jot said. "We've got our»lvel a new machine—cost us clone to 910,000—which measures Die velocity of the ball at Impact, N* ball which exceeds the specified flfure may be used in this country. It'i. part of Ule official rules, the lame as the size and weight." Tk»ri what 4ld he Uilnk Souchak m*M N tottf-mtvlM Hipping dynamite caps into his clubheads? "Not at all." Joe said. "Mike is Just a fellow who hits a mighty long ball. So does his brother Prank, who was low amateur in the 1353 Open at Oakmont. Both of them can really tee off. "As for those Texas scores, when a ball lands on that Bermuda grass this time of year you think it's never going to stop rolling, especially if it's dry and windy the way it was at Houston last week. At Sari Antonio it was wet. and on such a short course the fellows can play their irons right for the cup, knowing the ball will dig in." Giardeilo Flattens Mueller in Second MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Giardeilo, extremely unwilling to let anyone have a prior shot at Bobo Olson's middleweight boxing title, smashed the title hopes of Germany's Peter Mueller last night with a second-round knockout. place tie with TCU. SMU will meet one of two as yet unnamed at-large selections in the Western regional of the NCAA -at Manhattan, Kan., March 11. In an NCAA preview, Idaho State beat Seattle 74-65. Idaho State, the Rocky Mountain champ, and Seattle, an at-large pick, will play an elimination game at San Francisco's Cow Palace March 8. Elsewhere, Notre Dame, closed its home season by defeating DePaul 72-61 as Lloyd Aubrey hit eight hooks and 10 of 11 foul shots for 26 points. Holy Cross, set lo defend its NIT title, defeated Dartmouth 56-62. The Crusaders had some trouble with the Dartmouth zone but a stall and a free throw by Captain Joe Early i n the last 16 seconds put them beyond reach. Washington & Lee's precocious sophomores outmanned Virginia's Buzzy Wilkinson and beat the Cavaliers 98-89 for their sixth straight success. V.'ilkinson hit 40 points in the regular season windup for both clubs. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne 118, Boston 98 Syracuse 105, New York 102 Milwaukee 91. Philadelphia 88 Giardeilo, 158 l /2, put Mueller away at 29 seconds of the second round to stay in the forefront of middleweight contenders. Only the bell kept the 10.003 fans at the Milwaukee Arena from seeing a first -, round knockout. Giardeilo stretched the Cologne fighter flat six seconds before the first round ended. "Olson knows I'm looking for him." Giardeilo said after his triumph. But first there's the matter of Giardello's trial in his home town of Philadelphia on charges- including rioting, inciting to riot and aggravated assault and battery—growing out of a filling station, fracas there. Olson has said he won't defend against Giardeilo until after the trial. Trial In Two Weeks' "The trial comes up tn two weeks," said Tony Ferranti, Joey's manager. Although it was a right cross that put 'Mueller down both times, Giardeilo said a left hook did the real damage. After a couple' of stiff lefts and rights in the opening round Giardello tagged Mueller. 2V 2 pounds lighter and several inches shorter, with a solid left hook and then a right. Mueller hit the canvas. In the second round, Mieller again fell with a thud after Giardello connected with 29 seconds gone. He got up at eight and immediately toppled back into the ropes, slid to the floor and was counted out. LB3 . Disiillcrs of the aorlfs final bourbon for 160 yean Can your house BURN OUT? NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLINCOI ILDG. 3-6868 Worthy of Your Tru«l for 160 Yean . . . Beam old fashioned Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey ii distilled and aged under a formula passed on from generation to generation for over 160 years. Only Beam ta-ilei like Beam ..only Beam tMtcflftogood, Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holy Cross 56, Dartmouth 52 George Washington 80, Georgetown ID) 67 Washington & Lee 98, Virginia 89 Kansas 77, Kansas State 67 Notre Dame 72, Depaul 61 MacAlester 87, Duluth Branch 61 Detroit 71, Wayne (Mich) 69 (two overtimes) Central (Mo) 85, Cape Girardeau 70 Texas Western 75, New Mexico A&M 59 Southern Methodist 93, Texas 80 Rice 67, Texas A&M 52 Arkansas J10, Texas Christian NAIA District Playoffs District 17 ifinal) Arkaasas Tech 97, Arkansas A&M 83 SHATTERED OBSTRUCTS VISION tmucMSfweifi mm mm • N nmr • MKS i. ww Kim* to.. CUIMM, mimi YES! WE TAILOR-MAKE SEAT COVERS GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hiw«y«1N. Ph.3-n742 Your car is thoroughly 'gone over' and tightened to remove every squeak and rattle. Underside is completely cleaned before undercoating. Reg. S40 job. 27 50 We are pleased to announce that MR. LEE DUNCAN is now associated with us in the capacity of mechanic. 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