The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 12, 1952
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TUESDAY, ITBIIUAKY 12, INt Chicks Take On Whitehaven In Double-Bill Here Tonight evening's program with the Chicls- Tlger scrap »s the main event. In » preliminary at 7 p.m. the Chick Bees will wrestle with the Whlt*haven reservei, The Chicks, still smarting from the 11-point beating handed them by the Bay Yellowjackets Friday night, will be looking for their 14th win of the season. They have lost Jive games. Coach Fisher sent hi« (rii» through a long scrimmage yesterday and reported that they showed more hustle and spirit than they have in recent weeks. The Chicks will take the court against the Tigers knowing absolutely nothing about them, nut Coach Fisher reminded them yesterday that they need not take anything for granted and to expect » tough fight. 1 The Chlckajiaw chief reported his charges in fine physical form -for the first time since early reason. Robert Harrison has fully recovered from an early season ankle injury and should see starting action tonight. Harrison Bark Harrison has been limited to only spot action during recent weeks and his return to the regular lineup will strengthen the Chicles defensive]!*. While the Chicks will be out to win from the West Tennesseeans, Coach Fisher said that he is concentrating his full efforts on the District Three tournament which opens In two weeks. "Everything we do from now on out will be aimed at the district tournament," Coach Fisher said. "To me that's first In importance right now." Just what he meant by the statement. Fisher didn't say, but it Is essumed that he means to pull no punches from here on out and *Nal every team he plays might expect to feel the full brunt of the Chicks' attack because they need the practice for the tournament. Tonight's game begins the final two weeks of the Chicks' season. Friday night they make their last road trip of the season going to Paragould to meet CJreene County Tech. Then, next week, they close out their regular season with games at. home against piggott and Manila. 4 Games Booked in County Junior Tourneys Tonight LUXORA-Mrst round play In the Mississippi County junior boys •nd girls basketball tournaments will be completed and Qunrttr-final play will begin here tonight. Bendix,BenAli, Roberts Lose Tag Decision Red Roberts, Shlek Ben All and Jim Bendlx apparently weren't satisfied with their victory over Lee Fields, Lucky Gilpin and'Les- ter Welch in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts last night, and as a result their actions cost them the win. The three mat toughies defeated Fields, Gilpin and Welch two out of three falls in the regular bout, but after the victory they attacked Referee Virgil Hatfield. Hatfield argued and fought with the three grapplers until he tired and then he reversed his decision and awarded the bout, to Fields, Gilpin anC Welch. The rhubarb started in the second -fail when Ben All after defeating Welch was disqualified by Hatfield for an attack on him. Then; thinking the victory was se- , „. w . cure after the bout was over, the'the thrllle three meaniea took up the argu-' ment which led to swapping .of blows. Ben AH, Roberts and Bendlx won the tag main event by copping the last two falls after having lost the lirst in a bruising fistic battle. In the preliminary bouts, Welch beat Ben AH iu nine minutes, Roberts defeated Gilpin in 10 minutes and Bendlx bested Fields in live minutes. Four games are booked on tonight's cession — two in Ihe first round «nd two in the quarter-finals. Play In the tournament opened last night. Scheduled to clash In tonight's nrst game at 5:30 p.m. are Luxora and Manila's boys. One hour later Missco and Burdette's boys are slated to clash in the final first round game. At 7:30, quarter-finals are scheduled to start in the girls bracket with Reiser and Osceola clashing. At 8:30 the Gosnell boys meet Dell in a quarter-final match. Five games were played last night and the girls' tournament already has a darkhorse team looming on the horizon. Learhville a Darkhorse That team is Leachville which drubbed Dyess 24-H. Edwards >)ecl the junior Lions to victory with 15 poinio. In other action last night, Osce- ua's girls edged out Shawnee 11-9 with Wilson leading the Semlnoles to victory with seven points In another girls' game Wilson, with Proffit scoring 15 points, beat Dell 21-10. Two games were played In the boys' bracket and the favored teams won as expected. (AMC.) COURIER NEWS —Cpurier News Photo TOP SEKDED-The Osceola Semlnolettes are rated as the top girls team in the county this year and are picked by many to breeze through Ihe county tournament next week unscathed. And Coach Dukie speck's sextet will have a good warm-up for the tournament Friday night when they meet the strong Greene County Tech six of Paragoulrt in the Osceola gym. Members of the team are: front row (left to rlghtt-Shirley Cone, Katie Watson. Carolyn Lowe. Nancy Dum , and Patsy Peeper. Back row-BIIlte Mann, jean Kendrick, Sue Wcatherford Shirley DeLancy, Betty Woolen and Betty Spiers. The Wllson-Osceola game was thriller of the night in spite u . slowness. Wilson ended up on *op of a M-13 score but Rogers of .Osceola was highpointer with eight. In the other boys' game. Dell's junior Dluejays blasted Shawnee "'"• Sterling of Shawnee was highpointer lor this game with 11 points. Duquesne Nips Bonnies To Remain Undefeated PITTSBURGH (JP/—Duquesne University reigns as the only unbeaten major college basketball team in the nation today but Eddie Melvin of St. Bonaventure still thinks he's got the best quintet. Dulces toppled St. Bonaven- the heels of Kansas State In the -nm f:h*J rante nf H*ti utirfa. n.-n CT n ..-_ -; *_ 1__ •__: . . .- ... ture from the ranks of the undefeated ia-st night 69-83. It wns a crushing setback for the Bonniej. The loss was St Bonaventure's lirst in 17 games and Duquesne's 17th straight victory of the cur. rent season. Before the game the Dukes ranked filth and the Bonnies fourth in the Associated Press poll. This week's new rankings puts Duquesne third anc! the Bonnies a notch behind. The votes of sports editors snd radio newscasters were tabulated before the game. Dudey Moore, coach of the Dukes, tossed adjectives around vith reckless abandon after the game even in the direction of the Bonnies—and he had every reason. Said Dudey: "It was a rugged, tough battle. St. Bonaventure gave us our toughest fight of the year. They had a real good team, particularly on defense. I think the defensive play was outstanding. After all we scouted each other a good many times. Iowa, Illinois Win Four others of the nation's top 10 came through the victories last night buk Iowa and Illinois got no closer to settling (he Big Ten race. Iowa, which climbed to the No. 5 spot in the Associated Press poll. Used its height 'advantage to whip Michigan 82-59 while Illinois trounced Michigan state 84-62 as Clive Follmer, irv Bemoras and Big Seven conference by staving off an Iowa. State bid for'a 55-50 vte- tory. The Jayhatvks played most of the second half without big Clyde Lovellelte. who fouled out early in the third period after scoring 13 points. Seton Hall's 12th-ranked Pirates turned on all their offensive power in downing Vlllanova 85-61 with Walter Dukes scoring 25 points, two more titan Villanova's high- scoring L-arry Hennessey. William and Mary, buttling for a spot in the Southern conference tournament, kept its hpoes alive with an 89-15 decision over Washington and Lee. combined for 49 Bob Peterson points. The victories left the Hawke'yes and the mini with identical conference records — seven victories and one defeat. Top-ranked Kentucky, the nation's highest scoring outfit with • spot in the NCAA playoffs already assured by reason of its Southeastern Conference championship, rolled over Mississippi Stale 110-66. The no points, the third time Kentucky has produced a 100-flus score this season, was a new home floor record .t Lexington. The Wildcats also established a u-w conference mark with 45 field goals. Kanm Keep* Cto*e IC«ng»a, ranked ninth, kept at POK IMPROVED KMMT PINKTION p~« W <:««. fort i«J« st J In mo:: obi«tT»d CMM «far drink- in* Mnnfa V«J>WM» LIBERTY CASH GROCER* W«t M»iB 4*71 Magnolia Seeks Funds to Finance Cotton States Club MAGNOLIA, Ark. If)— A weeklong campaign is underway here to raise $40,000 to finance n Cotton Stales League baseball club. The campaign, sponsored by a group of businessmen and baseball enthusiasts, will end Saturday if McGibbony Is Named to Arizona Staff ' ' - « . „ cG!bbo "5'. high school football «,«ch at Hot Springs. Ark has b«en appointed defensive coach of the University of Arizona grid team. His appointment was announced last -night by -warren Woodson Arizona's new head coach McGibbony played unrler Woodson at Arkansas state Teachers and Wsodson has called him "one of the smartest players I've ever coached." McOibbony formerly coach at State Teachers and assisted John Barnhiil af the University of Arkansas, Kearns Leads Arkansas to Win Over Ags COLLEGE STATION, Tex. Iff) _ Arkansas' Razorbacks now are tied with Texas A M . for (ol , rth _,. .,,, wi ^ ivi luurtn place in the Southwest Conference basketball race. The Porkers moved iiHo Hie s'ot by dumping the Aggies 49 to 40 here last night. I Walter Kearns powered the Razorbacks to their third conference win by .waring 19 points. 13 of them in a lust half spree. Arkansas Cubs Need More Fight- First Division Is Goal (Editor's Note: This is another in a series of stories of major) league teams by the managers for the Associated Press.) By FHII, CAVARKETTA DALLAS «>)—We had several weaknesses on our club last year and as all cellar dwellers have, but our main weakness was not enough light lost ' lve !°op games. money I Th " A Sgies had the lead most of through sale of stock In the club I J he **? *»' fe H behind in the , they have raised the by that time, T.fagnolia will take over the franchise oi CInrksdale Miss. The stock is being sold at 525 a share. Oilman c. R. Cole, leading the .drive to bring professional baseball to this South Arkansas city, said Ihe money Is needed to build a park and buy players. Only eight players are included in the Clarks- riale franchise. Cost of the franchise, 42,000, ts no problem. Mid Cole. " "• • «*•*. vmum in t third period when Kearns broke R 26-26 lie with a set shot Ht picked up five more field goals In the fourth quarter. Aggie Center Walter Davis also hit for 19 points to share high scoring honors with Kearns. There has been no significant change in the average lifetime expectancy of those who reach 65 or 70. and the will to win This year the Cubs »re going to* field a team that really wants to play ball. There will be no room for loafers and all positions on the club are u p for grabs. My Job this spring is to instill more light and will to wjn. If I can do this I believe we will be a much better ball club. What we need most right now is a good power hitting outfielder who can give us the long ball and drive in 100 or more runs, plus two good starting pitchers. If Bruce Edwards' arm is all right I won't need to worry about my catching. Edwards, who suffered from bursitis in his right arm, is now taking ne«' type treatments and Is hopeful that his arm wil-be 100 per cent by the time we grt ready for the regular campaign. He's No Chicken At 35, I'm no chicken in this game. But I believe I will be able to play 80 or 90 games if needed. I hope I'm not needed, however. Because. I'd like to see Dee Fondy handle the first base ]ob from the beginning to end. Fondy Is a boy who wants to play. He can run and is a good fielder. If I can help with his hitting, he has a chance. Elon Brinkopf. a third baseman from Los Angeles, is a strong boy with power .who hits a long ball despite his .279 batting mark. I may use him in the outfield or as a utility man. We have a fir 1 ? ymmg catching prospect comine up this season in Harry Chiti, only 19. He is the only boy we are) worrying about losing in the draft. Some clay Chiti will be a star. He can't miss. I believe the Oiants. Dodgers and Cardinals will be the teams to heat. The Cubs will be aiming for first division. Rolfe Signs Contract DETROIT M*) —The Detroit Tigers announced yesterday that manager Red Rolfe hnd signed his 1952 contract. Georgetown Coach Quits WASHINGTON W) — . Francis (Buddy) O'Grady resigned yester- <"'«;»us oi Uganda the most ad- day as head basketball coach at [ vanced of the entire central sec- Georffetown TTnK-m-eUu linn nf thr, rv^H n * n t ALL-STAR CAST—Ted Williams demonstrates his skill with a fishing rod nt (he Massachusetts Fish and Gnme Asso- cialion in Norfolk. The Marine Corps-bound Boston Red Sox slugger returned from Florida waters primarily to exhibit his fly-costinK technique at the Boston Sportsmen's Show,, a performance nclting him $100 per three minulcs. (NEA) Georgetown University. Oslo, capital of Norway, has population of about -135,000. Griesed Early missionaries considered the Africans of Uganda the most ad tion of the continent. College Basketball By Tlie Associated Presj Duquesne C9 St. Bonaventure 63 Eeton Hall 85 Villnnova 61 Kentucky 110 Mississippi state 66 Alabama 88 Tennessee 75 William and Mary 89 Washington Minml 7G Florida State 63 West Virginia 87 Richmond 55 Virginia 82 Catholic 65 Vauderbilt 84 Tlllflnc S3 Memphis state 47 Mississippi 43 Illinois 84 Michigan State 62 Kansas 55 Io\vn State 50 Iowa 82 Michigan 59 Oklahoma A&M 01 Bindley 59 Purdue 78 Wisconsin 67 Ohio Slate 79 Northwestern 61 Notre Dame 52 Butler 48 Missouri 56 Oklahoma 60 Minnesota 74 Indiana 61 Wichita 70 Houston 49 " Detroit 72 Drake 69 Willlnm Jewell (Mo) 60 St Benedict's (Kan) 57 Arkansas 49 Texas A<kM 40 Arkansas A&M SS Arkansas State Tchrs 81 Texas Western 83 Arizona state Arizona 77 Arlzoni State (Tempo) 69 Wayland (Tex) 74 New Mexico Military 58 Colorado 67 Nebraska 65 Oregon State S3 Idaho 43 East All-Stars Win BOSTON <«>j—The National Basketball Association's Eastern All- Stars last night defeated the Western Stars 108-31. —— ~—ml^ Kentucky KeepsNo.l Basketball Ranking By RALPH BODEN NEW YORK (AP) _ Kentucky, already crowned a. Southeastern Conference champions' and assured "^ " NCAA p ayoff berth, enters the final phase of the collew 1 ^!^L!^!^f i !i^^ as the No - 1 t««m i" the nation The Wildcats head the field IB AI • /» he *' eekly Ablated Press poll Olympic Games Start Thursday Officials Soy Lack Of Snow Won't Delay Opening; Army Helps scheduled. That was the final word today from the Olympic Organizing Com- mtltce and ski ofllclals, who have been plagued with worries about Ihe lack of stiou-. The officials al Norcfjell. where the skiing events set underway Thursday, are thoroughly convinced their efforts lo haul in snow and put It in place wltfi the help of some 300 soldiers, will give the competitors , a perfect run. Water Is being .sprayed over the snow. Sub-freezing temperatures assure a quick coaling of Ice. However, the Skiing Technical Committee decided lo postpone the women's downhill race from Saturday until Sunday. This will enable the soldiers to concentrate on getting the courses ready for the Thursday and Friday events which follow the oriclm! schedule, Hopes for snow to cover bare spols on Ihe ski courses all but vanlsl>«<i i.hl« """-ninij when the day dawned cold »nd clear. The official Norwegian Weather Bureau »ald a snow storm that paralyzed traffic In northern Denmark hnd been swept iway from the Oslo region. The bobsled run, scene of the only other opentng'day event, will he all right without more snow. It's made of almost solid Ice and subfreezing temperaturea have kept It well preserved. Harrison Wins Three Contests Harrison High School won three games from the J. M. Bpeck School at Frenchman's Bayou last night. The junior girls won 14-8, r.he junior boys 25-17 and the senior boys were victorious 42-22. Head Courier New« Classified Ads. NCAA Committee Maps Plans For Big Extra-Events Survey CHICAGO <AP>-The scope nnd financing of an extensive nationwide survey of post-season competition is being studied today by the Executive Committee of the National Collegiate Athietlc Associ- tion. The survey will be mnde by the NCAA Extni-evcnts Committee especially of bowl football games. The NCAA has ruled that no new contrnctural agreements on bowl games can be made during 1952 while the survey is in progress. The survey primarify will be .ide to determine the tiegrtv of nthletic pressures—which give rise to subsidization and recruiting —nnd developed by post-season contests. These contests not only Include football bowl games but also NCAA championships In basketball, track and other sports, The extra events committee is. to recommend appropriate legislative action lo the NCAA convention next January. Asa S. Bushnelt, commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, yesterday was named director of the NCAA 19S2 controlled television program. The new program, which eventually must be submitted for approval vole of Ihe entire NCAA membership, Is still In the formulatlve stages. Before it can he definitely mapped a study of last fall'e experimental TV program must be completed by the the National Opinion Research Center. THINKING OF ADDING A ROOM? NOWS a good time to let us estimate any additions, Improvements or remodeling you have in mind. Just Dial 4551 For Friendly Building Service I C. Robinson Lumber Co. FOR SALE! Calcium Ammonium Nitrate PER CENT NITROGEN For Information and Price, Call WEST MEMPHIS COTTON OIL MILL *.i IFF- ^ LifkJwIi.a* • A. -. WEST MEMPHIS, Phone West tocmpnis, SI ARK. Phone .Memphis, 5-4040 ---.. -~ .— rice* POH or the fourth straight week, «n4 he only stumbling block reraain- ing r ,n u me,r path appear, t,b. Kentucky drew 41 flrst-plte* votes and 867 points from the 10} sportB writers and sportscarterf who participated in the poll. K«n- sis filate remained In second p)«« Kansas Slate collected U ilrst-' ; place vote,? and 137 points Kentucky bowled over Mlsslialppl and Georgia Tech during the week end last night, after the polls dos«' 1 !? ted Miss l«lP!>l State, 110- T Ihelr winning streak lo t ^Z. same leam " that s™ 1 *! thi top 10 « week igo remained in Ihe select group although some pwl- lions were switched . •= p», Duquesne, only major unbeaten £ ?h! H , C , ' m0ved from (ltth to third place, less th»n 100 point* behind Kansas State n J Ke , D "!l es strelcned Uieir «in- ntng streak to n games by edgin« previously unbeaten St. Bon.ven* ture last night. 60-63. The gtme closed' . * he po111 h * d St. Bonaventure (18-1) remained in fourth place. Iowa (15-1) moved tram ninth to fifth place while nil- nois dropped trom third to sixth Iowa swamped Michigan, 8J-59 while Illinois smeared Michljan State, 84-62 list night. • St. Louis remained in seventh place Washington In eighth and St. Johns of Brooklyn in 10th. Kansas fell from sixth to ninth place. The Jayhawks nipped Iowa. Slate, 55-50, last night Marciono, Savold Ready for Match PHILADELPHIA _ ft,**, _ , Marciano and LM S» T old rated at their headquarters here today, with no heavy workouts planned t«for« their 10-round bout at Convention Hull tomorrow night. Marciano, kayo winner owr tor- mer heavyweight klnf Jew Louta. Is expected to weigh 1*7 when h» steps on the scales In the pmwjl- vania Athletic Commlstion offlo* tomorrow. The Brockton, Man puncher Is a leading contcnte for the title once held by Louis. Savold, who halls from FateiOn, H. J., is expected k> tip th» Male* at 195. . 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