The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 18, 1955
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 1«, 19BB Duquesne, Dayton Win Play for NIT Championship TomorrowNight By ED WILKS NEW YORK {AP) — It's Duquesne and Dayton, as expect ed, for the National Invitation basketball tournament title tomorrow night, but the fans will be coming back to see Maurice Stokes. It was Stokes who turned half last night's semifinals into a Madison Square Garden thriller. All the guy did was take on Dayton single- handed for little St. Francis (Pa.), and he almost pulled it off. Dayton had to go into overtime to outlast Stokes and the Prankies 79-73. Bad Night Top-ranked Duquesne had a rible night as far as finesse was concerned, but the Dukes didn't need any more than they had to dispose of Cincinnati 65-51. The nightmare isn't over for the fourth- seeded Bearcats. They now have to face St. Francis and Stokes in tomorrow night's third-place game. AH the night's action and suspense was crammed into the 45' minute opener between second- seeded Dayton, with its 7-foot Bill Uhl and 6-9 Johnny Horan, and unranked St. Francis, with its 6-6 Stokes. 43 Points Stokes had Dayton on the ropes throughout, totaling 43 points and playing 1 like a man and a half under the boards and on defense. If he doesn't get the nod as the most valuable player in the tournament it's time for another investigation of college basketball. The Prankies, the pets of the fans off their short-lived stay in the NIT a year ago (they failed in the quarter-finals then), jumped off into a lead in the second half and went into control tactics when Stokes collected his third personal and Jim McCIellan, at 6-5 & the only other big man in the St. Francis lineup, picked up bis fourth. That strategy of Coach William (Skip) Hughes began with 13 minutes left and the Frankies leading 56-48. It should have worked. But despite excellent feeds by Stokes, the Frankies missed three layups and had to settle for a 67-67 tte as Dayton sub Carman Ria?.7,i sank a set shot just before the final buzzer. Cincinnati A Patsy The overtime was all Dayton as Horan, who finished with 30, and Uhl, who got 20, wrapped it up. The halftime score was Dayton 42, St. Francis 40. Duquesne which won only one of three from Dayton this season, found itself a patsy in Cincinnati. The Bearcats had been on borrowed time, gaining the semifinals on a last half spurt that caught Niagara for an overtime victory in the quarter-finals . All America Dick Rlcketts and Si Green carried the dukes. Ricketts had 21, Green 14. They were the only two Dukes to score in the first 12 minutes of the second half. Yet, Duquesne never led by less than 10, Nats Riding Higk; Seek First Division. Finish Br SHELDON SAKOW1TZ The Associated Press While some baseball clubs strive toward winning pennants, the Washington Senators would be content to wind up in the first division — which is what Manager Chuck Ores- sen is pointing for in 1955. Not since 1946 has Washington finished among the top four clubs in the American League. The Nats were fourth that year. In 1950, '52 and '53 they were fifth. Since they won their last pennant in 1933, the Senators have been in the first division only five times. Whitworth, Tribe Honored Tonight Tonight is the night Blythevillc sports fans honor one of the Chlckasaws' all-time football greats, J. B. Whltworth, and the 195-1-55 Chickasaw basketball team. The banquet meeting, sponsored by the Chickasaw Booster Club, begins at 7 p.m. in the main dining room at Hotel Noble. Tickets are on sale at Oivens Drug and Mead's Clothing- Store for $1.50. NCAA Semifinals Underway Tonight KANSAS CITY (AP) — The La Salle Explorers defend their National Collegiate basketball crown against Iowa's Big Ten champion Hawkeyes tonight in the semifinal round of the 17th NCAA tournament. Following the Lasulle-l'owa opener at 7:45 o'clock (CST), the Western delegates-San Francisco and Colorado—will clash. The Municipal Auditorium is assured of a bulging crowd of more than 10,000 for both the semifinals and tomorrow night's finals. Coach Ken Loeffler's Explorers, who their crushed Bradley first NCAA title 92-76 for here lost year, got into the final go-round again by beating West Virginia in the first round at New York, then taking Princeton and Canisius at Philadelphia. The Explorers, featuring All America Tom Gola, have a 25-4 record. Iowa, coached by Bucky O'Connor, had a first round bye then handled Perm State and Mar- quettf in reaching the semifinals. The Hawkeycs have a winter-long record of 19-6. Virdon May Be Cards' New Moon ST. PETERSBURG. Pla. (/PI—St. Louis Cardinal officials think they may have another Wally Moon, last year's prize rookie, in outfielder Bill Virdon, despite Virdon's slow spring start. One problem may keep Virdon from proving it, he'll have to oust Rip Repulski, Stan Musial or Moon himself from the probable starting outfield. But Virdon is determined, and also he's wearing Elnos Slaughter's old No. 9 on his uniform for what luck that may bring. San Francisco's Dons, beaten only once in 2T games, whipped West Texas in the first round and then defeated Utah and Oregon State to get up to the final two - night session. Coach Phi] Woolpert's All America Bill Russell, 6-10 center, may be called upon to carry an extra load since Jerry Mullen, a top defender, is hobbled by an ankle injury. Coach Bebe Lee's Colorado Buffaloes qualified by winning the Big Seven title and beating Tulsa and Bradley in the regionals at Manhattan, Kan. The Buffs, boasting a solid team headed by 6-7 Burdette Haldorson, stand 18-5 for the season. Mullen Doubtful All four teams went through brisk practice drills in th'a auditorium yesterday. All players except San Francisco's Mullen appeared in excellent physical condition. Coach .Wooipert hoped the 6 foot 5 inch Mullen, his ace defender and playmaker, .would be ready to start against Colorado. If he isn't. Bob Wiebusch, a 6-3 senior, will get the starting job. Representatives of the Eastern half of the country have nabbed 9 of the previous 16 championships. LaSalle Will be trying to match the repeat performances of Oklahoma A&M (1945-46) and Keiv tucky (1948-49). Only Kentucky has won three of the national banners. The Wildcats got their last one in 1951 against Kansas State at Minneapolis. The last victory for the West was by Kansas in Olympic year 1952. Sporfs Roundup bu Ljaule e' Case s Chatter Quieter ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two things are apparent the first time you run into Casey Stengel this spring — the master of the New York Yankees isn't nearly as happy as he was a/tor he won his fifth straight flag two seasons back, and his output of doubletalk has diminished to an amazing extent. Dressen, who led the Brooklyn Dodgers to two straight National League flags in 1952 and 1953, has his Nats riding atop the Grapefruit and Cactus League standing? today with a 4-2 won-lost record. "Our goal is to finish in the first division," Dressen said. "With luck we may even finish as high as third." Pitching: Strongest He thinks his club has a chance provided the "big guys don't get hurt." He meant first baseman Mickey Vernon, outfielder Jim Busby and third baseman Eddie Yost. He also regards pitching as the strongest part of his team. One of the "big guys," Eddie Yost, homered to start the bottom half of the first inning yesterday and the Senators went on to defeat the Cincinnati Redlegs 6-4 for their fourth straight victory. The Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak by whipping the Milwaukee Braves 8-5. Billy Goodman collected three hits and batted in three runs. Al Kaline scooted home from third base on Jack Phillips' slow infield roller in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Phils. yanks Top Cards The New York Yankees turned back the St. Louis Cards 7-4, getting three unearned runs in the eighth inning to snap a 4-4 tie. The Kansas City Athletics received effective pitching from Arl Ditmar and Marion Frieano anc downed the Chicago White Sox 8-2 Bob Nleman of the Sox produced four hits. Chico Fernandez's error on Gus Triandos* double-play grounder let in the winning run as the Baltl- mpre Orioles nosed out the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4 in 10 innings. In another extra-inning game, the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 11 frames. STOKING UP—Nashua nibbles at a handful of chicory held by his 80-year-old trainer. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. Fitz is aiming at a Kentuckv Derby win with his J*-'T''-vear-old. who hns won • Santee Runs Poorly To Gain Pan-Am Finals MEXICO CITY (AP) — Wes Santee broke a silent spell of almost 24 hours today with the announcement that he came to the Pan-American Games "to win." -start for me in regular order. They-K- would he Whiter Ford, Boh Grim ancl this new feller Bob Turley. Ed Lopat can pitch some, of course. Youngsters In Garden Fight Debut Tonight NEW YORK ifP) — A couple of youngsters who never before have teen in a Madison Square Garden main event—Joey Lopes and Carmelo Costa—go at it in the feature 10 tonight. Both have impressive records. They have agreed to come in at 132 pounds, although Lopes is a lightweight and Costa a featherweight, there will be litle difference in poundage. They each are No. 9 in their respective divisions, but Lopes, a shifty lad from Sacramento, Calif. by way of Portugal, has an impressive three-round knockout over Percv Bassctt to his credit. Lopes, 22, has a record of 30-fi-l. Costa is a Brooklyn!te who stands only 5-4' 2 , but he hns lost only two of 29 bouts, with three draws in the record. One of the losses—to Bobby Bell—he avenged later. This bout will be telecast and broadcast by NBC, starting at 9 p.m. CST. Where the old Casey could, and oft n did, talk a blue streak for 30 minuses Without uttering a sin- f!Je .^ejjtnice whirl) had both a beginning and on enci, he now uses j but it's that fourth regular starter almost no other kind as he di.s-1 I've got to come up with. I've got cusses his pitchinu problems. May-1 to find myself a sleeper." be it is this abrupt, change in ni.s Casey hauled a piece of yellow method of speech which '^uls one i foolscap from n rear pocket and to conclude that Cn^e received a i smoo'hoci it out to some extent. On it he had written his three pitcher.s for the nexl six exhibition games. We commented we never before had seen anything like it. "You bet you haven't," Casey said, "and maybe you never saw a man with as many pitchers I've got without knowing who was going to be his fourth one. I've got to fiivc them ill a chance to show me what they've got and hope I don't make any mistakes b;vl jolt somewhere alonn the line. H could have come the day lust Scpicmber when he finally realized he Wasn't goin^ t° beat..Cleveland ay niii, but it nrtuht also have occurred more recently .when the front office advised him Allie Reynolds meant it this time and wouldn't be back lo pitch the big ones for him. He .sounds aggrieved when he mentions "Reynolds quit on me." 3 of 22 "I've got 22 pitchers in this here camp," he said, "and I can't name you but three that I figure will while I'm looking for that sleeper. I'm not going to worry about losing these here exhibitions either while I'm about it." NOTICE If you are a good body man and would like to make a permanent connection with a reliable Chevrolet dealer, contact CENTRAL CHEVROLET CO. JONESBORO, ARKANSAS Telephone 5-5575—Call Collect People of Inherent GoodTasle get MORE from GLENMORE MORE taste... MORE quality... MORE enjoyment... 88 PROOf }• drop dUillM and l^ttUd fry GLKNMOHE DISTILLERIES COMPANY " ccfcm, ogfivx/uttti Louisville, Kentucky The Kansas star will get his chance tomorrow when the metric mile—the 1,500 meter event—comes off as the highlight of the final day of track and field competition. The 1,500 meters, all but forgotten earlier in the week in the rash of outstanding marks, came to life j yesterday when two qualifying heats were staged. The heats proved nothing In so j far as time or position mattered, but propelled into the finals were I Santee, a pair of American rivals! who would like nothing better than I to win over Santee, Fred Dwyer and Bob McMlllen and several Latin-American challengers. Santee, newly arrived on this high elevation site, ran second in a neck and neck finish with Juan Miranda of Argentina, with McMillen, of the U. S. Army, fourth. The winning time was 4:06.4. Meanwhile, the U. S. A. added | three more track and flejd gold j medals to its collection yesterday,' and boosted her total of titles in all sports to 14 out of 20 championship events staged thus far. The unofficial points numbered 345 for the U. S. as compared to 107'- for the defending champion Argentine team. 20 3-Year-Olds Named to Run In Arkansas Derby HOT SPRINGS, Ark. tfP>—Twen- ty 3-year-olds have been named for the. 19th running of the $10,003 added Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park March 2G. Ott'ners making more than one nomination, as announced by racing Secretary Kenneth W. Mcln- tosh, were G. R. White with Trim Destiny and Black Gallant; EmiL Denemark with Hutcheson, Prince Eric and Cbildres; Andrew Jeddings with Andrew J. and Deodend; and Sam E. Wilson Jr. with Challa Roy Drive Is Underway To Build Lighted Ball Diamond Here Efforts are getting underway to build a lighted Softball and baseball diamond on city-owned property north of Mn- souri Street adjacent to Walker Park. Originators of the project, and those who have undertaken to carry It through, are players in the Y-sponsored men's Softball league, better known as the Bay Window League. George C. Bartholomew, commissioner of the league, mid others who had teams in the loop last year, have taken the lead in the project. Permission Obtained Permission from the city and from the fair association has been obtained to build the ball park and put up lights. The City has agreed to do what evading ajid leveling arc necessary and Arkansas-Missouri Power Company employes have agreed to erect the lights at no cost. backstop and erecting some bleachers. He said they had located some practically new lights that can b« obtained at reduced prices and that the cost of lighting the park would be approximately $1,000. Fund Drive Members of the league and other interested persons are undertaking a public subscription campaign to pay for the project, which would be suitable for use by various softball and baseball organizations in the city. The city has indicated It would help pay for operation of the park after it is completed, Mr. Bartholomew said. Several hundred dollars already sictu »j cmn ."= -a".- ..... - ------ have b'.-en promised in the drive, Mr. Bartholomew, after invest!- | Mr. BiM'thotomcw said, with Mayor gating numerous possibilities, said j 15. R. J . :: n pledging the first $100. yesterday it Was felt the entire pro- Thr sroiiii Is asking that nil do- ject could be completed for about | nations to the fund be sent to Post $2,000 to $2,500, including building Office Sux 605. __ 70 Porter Cogers Win Letters FAYETTEVILLE,. Ark. (ifi— Ten members of the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team, which fin- and Top Traftic. Others nominated for the mile and a furlong event were 0. and T. Asbury's Peribrook, J. H. Homan's Jeffery J. S., Jack C. Pollard's Shannon Comet, E. E. Blackwood's Ark-Ky-Tex, Mrs. A. M. Creech's Styrunner. Double L Farm's Coliseo, S. H. Hill's Dutch Wyatt, Leon G. Jones' Double Bogey, SteUe and Miller's Title- King and H. H. Rendlcman's Tiger Bee. the Southwest Conference | .season in a second place tie, have ' received varsity letters. The lettermen, announced by Athletic Director John Barnhill, includes Norman Smith of Bucyrus, Ohio, Leo McDonald of Many, La., Carroll Scroggins of Center Ridge, Ark., and Joe Tel ford of Des Monies, Iowa, all seniors. Other Lcttsrmen are JenUd Barnett or Harrison, Ark., Buddy Smith of De Queen, Ark., Pete Butler of Jefferson City. Mo., Terry Day of Magnolia, Ark., .roe Krctchmar of Jefferson Ctiy, Mo., and Joe Dickson of Little Rock. CITIES SERVICE STATION 366 S. Division St. (Highway 61) Hlylheville, Ark. The Most Modern Service Station in Blytheville now Hearing completion. • Dual Greasing Facilities • Heavy Duty Truck Lift • High Pressure Washing Machine • Three Modern Rest Rooms Persons Interested in Leasing Call 3-6919 now/ Com see New Money Makers! Ford Trucks M.W Ford F-100 &K-A. GVW 5,000 lb>. New imooHief hxdomotk Drive (low entra cold. 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