The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 13, 1952
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rAee EIGHT BLiThEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks Overpower Whitehava, Tenn., 75-40 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1M» Vowel I Leads Tribe to 14th Win; Bees Are Beaten 40-28 Working their new fast-break offense to perfection the Blytheville Chicks last ngiht smashed n good Whitehaven, Tenn., team 75-40 in the feature game of a twin bill at the Haley Field Gym. In a preliminary game, Blythe-^— • , viHe*s B team went down in defeat' to the Whitehaven reserves by a •S-2S score. TOT the Chicks It was their 14th rlctory of the season against five losses and this one was «n Impressive win for the Tigers showed a well - balanced, smooth - working dub. For the first time this season the Chicks came up with a well- balanced scoring attack. Joe Lynn Vowell was the big boy with 22 points. Right behind was Bob (Red) Chilrtress, whose Inability to hit the basket with any regularity has hurt the Chicks In early season. Childress scored 18 points. And behind Childress were Tommy Mosley and Montroc Holland who scored 12 each. Holland operated off the pivot most of the night which accounted (or his scoring only 12 points. He looked good In passing off to olhh- players breaking In under the basket. The Chicks were away at the opening gun. They jumped to a nine point edge after the first eight minutes and built up & 32-18 halftime margin. Then they coasted through most of the last hall with the reserves moving In and cut of the game. , Plying Improved It was one of the Chicks' better • showings of the senson. Their passing was much better and they worked theJr fast break masterTul- ly. Coach Jimmy Fisher hart his tribe mixing up their offense, switching from the fast break to pattern play, Whitehaven could never get their offense clicking against the Chicks' defense. They moved the ball well but found traffic pretty snarled under the baskets. Pruitt was Whitehaven's offensive spark with 12 points and right behind was Walsh wth 10. The B game was all Whitehaven. The Ch'ck Bees pulled close only once but couldn't overcome an early Whlfehaven lead. Coach Bob Newman'. 1 ! team found the baskets evasive as the players missed shot after shot. Dexter West led Blytheville with eight points and May scored 14 for the visitors. - A Game Blythevlne Pos. WHetiaven Vowell (22) ...P (A) Belt Chlldress (18) . P (2V Garland Holland (12) . .C (10) Walsh Mosley (12> ...a (6) McOee Harrison (2) ...a (12) Pruitt Substitutions: Blytheville — O'Brien (2), Burnham (4), Gentry (2), Privett <n, Hays. Whllehnven —Jones (4), Whalen (2). B Game Whitehiven Pos. Blfthevllle Starnes (8) ...F (4) Michael Ferris (8) P Hill Bounds (6) ....C (4) Taylor McRay (6) ....G> (1) Hall May (14) O (3) Whisenhuht Substitutions: Whitehaven — Bushing. Blytheville — Prlvetl (41, West (8), Daniels (2), stanfleld (2). Luxora Wins 2 FromShawnee B Boys and Girls Are Victorious but A Boys Lose 56-43 JOiNER—Basketball teams from Luxora High School captured three out of three games from Shawnee High teams here yesterday after- TCU Takes Lead in SWC Race As Baylor Upsets Texas 77-59 „ ,„ n lf >- nt TC>:aS chrktian »»"•«« **** held down the top soot in Southwest Conference basketball today— and hoped they could say the same after Saturday night. Last night Baylor, with an uninspiring 2-5 record, staged an inspired upset of the mighty Texas Longhorns 11-59. At the same time TCU whipped Rice, another 2-5 celler dweller, M-«. The results gave TCU first place by half a game, the .same margin Texas had previously over the Frogs. The leadership showdown comes Saturday night when TCU and Texas clash in Austin. Howard Hovde, Bill Harris and Bill Flectwood gave their best in sparking the Baylor win. Ralph Johnson roped 22 points on seven field goals and cit'hl of the 13 free throws given him. Jim Dowics paced Texas wllh 13 pouits. Texas grabbed a quick 4-0 lead. Shawnee's lone victory was In the! 1 ,! 1 "" Baylor went wlld for a l9 - 1 ' enlor boys game which the Indians '" r ± E l £ ™ r 5'"-.. ™* Stecrs won easily 56-43. In other games, the Luxora "B" boys whipped Shawnee 22-16 and the Panthers' senior girls eeked out a 32-29 decision over the Indian six. The girls' game was the best of the afternoon. Shawnee led all the way until early In the tlnal period when Luxora pulled up even and then went ahead, Fannie Lou Cockrell, Luxora's sharps'r.cotlng forward, paced the Panthers to their win with 28 points and Betty Welch scored 22. for Shawnee, • in the feature game, the Indians jumped la an sstiy lead rfnd then coasted home. The Indian regulars played only a little more than two quarters as the reserves took over late in the third period. Leading the way for Shawnee was Aubrey Robertson who pushed 22 points through the net. Runner-up honors went to BUI Welch and Richard Ralph with 11 each. For Luxora. Donnle Williams and Darrcll Johnson scored 12 points and Rny Tate meshed 11. Shawnee Pos. I.uxnra Fawtk «). F Barnes Rob'son (22) .. F ... (12) Johnson Welch (11) ... C .. (12) Williams Ralph (11) ... 0... (iu R. Tate Jenkins (2) .. G .... (3) B. Tntc Substitutions: Shawnee — Brew- or (4), Larue (2), Hosklns, Wilson. Bennett, Streeter. Luxora — White (5), and Barch. came back but Johnson. Harris and Ilovtle kept hitting the circle. Baylor led 30-21 at the halt. The Longhorns cut the Baylor lead to one point by the end of the third period, but soon afterwards Dowics and the two tallest Longhorns. Don Klein and Ted Price, Vi'ent out on personals. 161 ll for TCU v Baylor worked the count to 6447 with four minutes left. Texas outscored the Baylor reserves l-'l In the lust four minutes but the damage had been done. TCU's victory was the 16th In 10 games. The Frogs hit 31 of 70 field goal attempts find 21 of 29 free throws, The Christians rolled up leads of 25-12, 46-27 and 03-42 at the 10 minute markers. George McLeod, conference and seasonal hiifh scorer, pumped in 20 points. Little guard Johnny Eth- rldge sot 18. Ralph Grawunder posted 17 for the Owls. Friday night Baylor plays Rice In Houston. Saturday Southern Methodist plays Texas A. & M. at College Station and Texas plays TCU In Austin. Among the canvas-backs, a species of wild duck, males competing for a female's favor stage a chest- to-chesl pushing contest In water. the Sammy Bough Is Hired by Texas School ABILENE, Tex. (AP) _ Sam Baugh, dean of pro footba!; plav- ers, has been hired as an associate coach at Hardin-simmons University here, School President Dr. Rupert N. Richardson announced yesterday. No salary was given. Dr. Richardson said that Baugh would keep his commitment with the Washington Redskins, but would report here for spring train- tag which begins Monnav. Murray Evans, assistant football coach at Hardin-Simmons for five years, was named head football coach. Mizcll's Draft Status Doubtful LEAKESVILLE. Miss. W) — Tt still wasn't clear today whether Wilmer (Vinegar Bendl Mizell. st txmis Cardinal rookie pitcher, must report for Induction tomorrow. The 21-year-old lefthanded pitch- ' er's case came up for final review before the Greene County, Miss., Draft Board yesterday. Later Board' Chairman Sam Poll said the cnse was "ctil! pending." Father Time Doesn't Bother Musial; Hell Stay in Game ST. LOUIS m— Father lime may'not like this, but he isn't taken top seriously by Stan Musial. ths St. Louis Cardinals' $80,000-a-year man. The 31-year-old, five-time Na- Slonnl League batting champion had Just picked up the last-of his 1951 salary, a healthy $25,000 raise which had been frozen by the Wage Sublllzat I o n Board, when iomeone hinted maybe , a fella cou 1 d n ' t play baseball forever. Stan didn't like the Idea at all. He leaned back in Cardinal own- Snlgh's leather Stan Musial scbsl; player gray suit *%ii er Fred big red chair, and look- Ing more like nn executive than a !r, his well-tailored "Baseball l s my life. It's done a lot for me. it's sn Interesting business. I intend to stay In it." Maybe as a baseball manager? ed that. And besides, In his opln- tc:i player-managers aren't too successful. At one point In the press conference Tuesday. Stan announced he still BoUrTi-Jclck out of playlng.'even If he haS" been in organized baseball 15 years, 10,of them In the majors. "I try to work harder now than I used to. Once you build B reputation you like to stay on top. You know how It is. "I feel I'm going to hive five more good yetirr>." Nothing seemed to worry Stan, not even the probability uncle Sam will get most of the belated check for last year's raise. The raise finally was okayed by the WSB In a switch on its ruline affecting baseball player's salaries. At first It had frozen their pay at the top 1050 salary paid by their club. That was Musial In the Cardinals' case. He got $50.000 a year plus a S5.000 attendance bonus. Indians' Biggest Repair Job—to Improve Hitting By At, LOPEZ Manner of (he Cleveland Indians TA.MPA, Ma. «>>-lt Is no ser.ret why we didn't win the pennant. It was because of our lack of hitting. Dell Teams Break Even With Osceola DELL.—Dell and Osceola split a basketball douhleheader here' last night. Osceola won the girls game 45-40 but Dell won the boys game 62-liO in a thriller. Both games were close most of the way. Osceola made an early lead stnnd up In the girls game as they whipped the Dell sextet for the se<-- oncl time this year. Billie Mann paced the Seminolettcs with 28 points and J. Brown was high for Dell with 21. In the boys game, the Bluejays had to beat off a late Osceola rally to save victory but they rose to the occasion nicely. Perkins of Dell and Hill of Osceola staged B private scoring duel and when the shooting was over they stood all even at 25 points apiece. Weinberg chipped in 14 points for Oscco's snd Rny Cook posted 21 for Dell to gain runner-up honors, Osceola Mann rtB) . Cone Watson (16) Dunn Pos. . P. - P. • F C (16) Simmons (21) J. Brown (3) Blair Workman Kendrick ..... Q ..... Tate Peeper. ....... el ..... '."Johnson Substitutions: Osceola—Spiers (1) and Lowe. Dell—Brinkley. Holmes, P. Blair and Ladner. Osceola Pos Greene (3) .. Hill (25) B. Rose (1) . Weinberg (H) P. F. C. G. Dell (21) R. Cook (2) Chandler • • (11) Lewis (25) Perkins G 13) Mooney Substitutions: Osceola — Duclns Phillips (3), Burch. Dell—Sheltonl C.S.L. Schedules Saturday Meeting HELENA, Ark (AP)—The Cotton Slates League will meet Saturday at Greenville. Missl, to award the Clarksdnlc. Miss., franchise. Al Haraway, president of the Class C circuit, made the announcement yesterday. Magnolia, Ark., is promoting a fund-raising campaign this week in an effort to get the franchise. Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss., are reported next in line If Magnolia falls. Oslo stands at the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland and Scward Alaska. formula to enable clubs to raise Vn Ua V. II. 11 — v^.vjwu at, VL-AlunllUe UUJJU5. lUEJr o. he hasn't seriously consider- The board recently changed its 1950 their 1951 payroll 10 per cent above Arkansas Negro Bought by Bucs PITTSBURGH (AP) - L e r o V Hancock of Forrest City. Ark., is one of seven baseball players purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the disbanded New Orleans Eagles of the Negro American League. The purchase was announced by Pirate General Manager Branch Rickey yesterday. Traffic Meeting /$ Set MILAN (fi — Europe's mounting traffic problems^-and the methods and machinery which can help to solve them—TV!!! be high-lighted In Milan's second international traffic snd safety exhibition. The show, sponsored by the Automobile Club cf Milan, will be held In June. Sixteen countries took part tn the first exhibition last spring. BRAND 1 With the hitlers failing to come through, it placed too much of a burden on the shoulders of our pitchers. That's our biggest repair Job for 19S2—to improve our hitting. I am optimistic enough to expect that to happen. You've got to remember that Luke Easter missed more than a month because of a bad knee and that Larry Doby was nursing injured legs practically all season. With Easter's knee and Doby's legs in shape, I don't see how we can fail to Improve on our hitting. They are two of our biggest guns. If you don't believe how Important Luke's big bat was to us. Just look at the figures. The In- tlians played nearly .700 ball with Easter in the lineup and below .400 without him. Easter's knee Is sound again, I'm happy to say. The operation he had after the season was a success and I hope that the big man will be able to give us nine full innings every day this season. Infield Stronger I think our infield will be stronger, it Improved greatly the second half of the season after a slow start. I believe we had the best In- fielrt in the league in September. I look for improved play from Bobby Avila, Ray Boone and Al Rosen. Al did his usual good job at third. Our pitching will be good, of course. We have Bob Feller. Bob Lemon. Early VVynn. Mike Garcia, Steve Gromek, Bob Chakales and Lou Brissie back. We have a fine young prospect in Sam Jones. He is a big 6-4 righthander who won 16 games for San Diego, a sixth place club, last year. He looked good in his only start for us last September. We have acquired a young catcher by the name of Joe Montalvo from the Seattle Club. He, too, is a giant, standing 6-4, and weighing more than 200 pounds. He batted .287 on the Coast. Our scouts say he has great ability. 1 believe some of the other clubs have improved but I think the Yankees and Red Sox will be weaker. You can't lose men like Joe Dimaggio and Bobby Doerr and not feel it. And if Ted Williams goes back into service ... The team to beat, though, \t still the Yankees. No matter how good Mickey Mantle or Jackie Jensen are, neither can replace DLmaggio. Joe was an inspirational ball player and the Yankees are not going to look the same without him. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Read Courier News Classified Ad». THE OiD SUNNY BROOK COMPANY. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY ASIC ABOVT 04M EASY PAYMENT BUDGET PLAN fOS All AUTO REPAIRS — nttt * Engine Work * Bod; W«rk * Fenders * Painting * Tires * Battery * Radio * Electrical Work * Wrecks Rebuilt Sullivan-Nelion Chevrolet Co. 301 West Walnut Street \Aanilas Boys Upset Luxora In Junior Tournament Action LUXORVS GIRLS—Another of the top rated girls teams in Mississippi County this year is Luxora High School's Sextet. Although they have been beaten several times this season the Pantherettes are expected to cause plenty of trouble in next —Courier News Photo week's county tourney. Team members are (left to right)—Doris Clark, Mae Clark, Elizabeth Hanna. Helen Norman, Juanita Smith, Bill's Clark, Maxo- rcen Petty. Willie Mae Carr. Jean Warren, Fanni* Cockrell and Eloise Richardson. Luxora, one of the seeded teams the tournament, had previously 'aten Manila twice but the fire- P junior Lions threw records to he wind as they moved to the tour- ament's quarter-final bracket. Four games, three bo.vs and one iris, were played last night and our more are scheduled for to- ight as the tournament shifts in- o the quarter-final round. Tn other games last night, Miss- Viorciano-Savold To Fight Tonight PHILADELPHIA M>) — Rocky larciano — young, lusty and uneaten—figures to cakewalk to his 9th straight victory tonight In a cheduled 10 round fight against he battlEU'orn, 35-year-old Lee iavold. The. 27-year-olc! Mardano js a eavy favorite' to 'demolish Savolci n an early round. But before the ormer Brockton, Mass.. cobbler ets too confident he might read page of Convention Hall fight ilstory. It was 18 years ago. today that Max Schmeiing, former heavyweight hcarnpion. climbed into the ing (o face Steve Hamas. The ierman was an overwhelming fa- •orite. but when the fight was over, Hamas was the winner. cos boys had a scare but cds-ed out Burdette 23-27 with a third quarter rally. Seville of Burdette WHS high with 16 points. Gosnell Gets Scare Gosnell's lop-seeried boys had a narrow escape also but managed to finish on top. An inspired Dell team almost knocked the favorites out of the tournament but the junior Pirates warded off a late rally to win 31-20. Beville ted Gosnell with 11 and Stamey scored 10 for Dell. In the girls' game, Keiser moved British scientists have successfully lompletcd a series of tests in which TV was used to help deep-sea divers. into the semi-final round with a 17-6 win over Osceola. Tonight's schedule finds the Wilson and Dyess boys dashing at 5:30 with the Leachville and Manila girls playing at 6:30. At 7:30, Reiser's, boys clash with Manila in what may prove to be the ton game of the ni»ht and at 8:30 Missco's boys tangle with second-seeded Armorel. ' Semi-finals of the tournament will start tomorrow night and will be completed Friday night with the finals set for Saturday night. Can that's why Slag is so dry I rcliirg and saving with a Studebaker truck l&ur best bet Jar low-cost mileage/ Srudefeok«r truck «1ie* range from Yi, % and 1 ton pick-up* and ttaket to huiky 1V 2 and 7 ton models. Studebaker frames, spring* and axles ere super-sfrong—and this means remarkable on-the- job durability. 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