The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 11, 1954
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BATUSPAT, DBOBKBBR n, MM (AMC.) OOCBEEB HEWS PAGE FIV1 Chicks Defeat Milan 66-62- Leachville Wins Over Humboldt Lions Triumph 67-61; Play Again Tonight MILAN, Tenn. — Two highly regarded Eastern Arkansas high school teams, Blytheville and Leachville, made their invasion of this West Tennessee basketball hotbed a victorious one as they walked off with victories in a doubleheader played here last night. Both games were thrillers wtih Blytheville's Chickasaws bumping Milan by a 66-62 score and Lepch- ville edging by neighboring Humboldt 67-61. A packed house of an estimated 2,000 persons saw the doubleheader. And even before the game started, the gym doors were locked and a number of people turned away. Switch Partners Tonight Tonight the four teams move to Humboldt's gym where they will trade partners with Blytheville meeting Humboldt and Leachville taking on Milan. The Chicks jumped off to an early lead and maintained it all the way. They held a nine point 24-15 edge at the end of the first quarter and led 40-33 at halftime. Milan closed up the distance a little in the third period, 52-49, but couldn't stave off a Blytheville freeze In the final stanza. Blytheville's sharp'-shooting guard, Bobby Jones, paced the Chicks' scoring attack. Shooting mostly from outside the free throw circle, Jones swished 22 points through the nets. But he had plenty of help. The Chicks' other guard and slick little playmaker Freddy Akers meshed 17 points and forward Danny Cobb got 11. Harrison was Milan's big .gun getting 27 of his team's 62 points. Freeze Worked Milan changed defenses three different times in an effort to stop the crack Blytheville attack. They opened with a loose man-to-man defense, shifted lo a tight press in the second and went into a zone after the mldturn. With four minutes to go and nursing a six point lead, Blyt ville put the freeze on that 'brought Milan but of its zone defense. And the 'Chicks made the freeze work ar Milan players, in futile efforts to get' the ball, committed numerous personal fouls. The Leachville-Humboldt game was a thriller from start to finish. The Lions led most of the way but never by anything that resembled a safe margin. Blocker, with 21 points, paced Leachville's scoring with Ray getting 19 points and Rauls 15. Mullins was high for Humboldt with 22 points and Chappell got 19. Leachville used a press defense all the way and Humboldt employed a 1-3-1 zone. Blytheville Pos. Milan Cobb 11 F 10 Butler Abbott 4 F 4 Meredith Hodge 8 C 27 Harrison Jones 22 G 8 Jones Akers 17 a 2 May Substitutions: B 1 y t h ey i 11 e — Langston 4, Edgmon, Jstanley, Bratcher, Hyde. Milan — Maddox 7, Pittman. Leachville Pos, Humboldt Rauls 15 F 22 Mullins Blocker 21 F 6 Craig Thweatt 12 C 12 Wood Ray 19 G 2 Mays Ward • S 19 Chappell Bo Wininger Takes Lead in Miami Open MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — "This is just the halfway mark. The pressure hasn't started yet." Doing the talking was Bo Wininger, 32-year-old Oklahoma City professional whose spectacular putting in the second round vaulted him into the lead of the $10,000 Miami Open. He started today's round one stroke ahead of the field with a 68-66-134, five under par. College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Steel Bowl (first round) George Washington 87, Pitt 65 Duquesne 67, Fordham 45 Syracuse 63, Harvard 56 Colgate 93, Bucknell 76 Dartmouth 79, Norwich 38 Washington (St. Louis) 58, Southern Methodist 54 Wyoming 76, Creighton 72 South Dakota Wesleyan 74, Kearney (Neb) 66 Southwestern (Kan) 82, Iowa Teachers 73 Culver - Stockton 64, Concordia (St. Louis) 56 Hastings 88, Kansas Wesleyan 65 William Jewell 68, Ottawa (Kan) 69 Chicago TJniv. 58, George Williams 50 Langston 79, Northwestern Okla 71. North Dakota 74) Winnipeg Paul- Ins 70 Quincy (HI) 67, Northeast Missouri 66 Central (Mo) 92, McKendree 69 Westminster (Mo) 71, Harris Teachers 39 Washburn 93, Omaha 87 Warrensburg (Mo) 77, Pittsburg (Kan) 62 Wake Forest 62, Maryland 58 (overtime) Duke 85, South Carolina 55 Davidson 70, The Citadel 51 Loyola (New Orleans) 60, Troy State (Ala) 45 Northeastern Okla 67, College of Ozarks 56 Arkansas State Teachers 70, Arkansas A&M 68 Utah 77, Arizona 44 UCLA 74, Santa Clara 39 Southern California 45, Oregon State 43 Utah State 73, Washington State 72 Seattle, 71. Idaho State 64 Montana 77, Konazga 58 Washington 64, Brigham Young 44 College of Pacific 84, California 77 (two overtimes) San Francisco M, LOG Angeles Loyola 4S Nevada 70, Eastern Oregon 63 San Diego State 73, Whittier 69 Compton 72, Southern Utah 60 Each te»m In the National Hockey League Is allowed three alternate captains. "I'm not worrying yet about pressure," he said. "It's always nice to be in front and have the other fellows trying to catch you." Sam Snead, favored to pick up his sixth Miami Open victory, was forced out when his famed aching back started giving him trouble. The White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., slammer withdrew before teeing off yesterday after tying for second, just one stroke off the pace, in the opening round. Kroll Second Wininger, who has yet to win his first PGA tournament since turning pro less than two years ago. fired a four-under-par 31 on the back nine to take a one-stroke lead over stocky Ted Kroll of New Hartford, N.Y. Kroll. one of the earlier finishers, shot a 68 for a 135 total which stood up almost all day. 75 Still In The field of 161 was reduced to the low 65 pros and 10 amateurs or the final 36 holes. A score of 146 qualified the pros for the last two rounds. Par for the 6,620-yard Miami Springs course Is 35-35—70. Deadlocked in third place with 137s were Natioal Open champion. Ed Furgol of St. Louis and former open champ Julius Boros of Mid Pines, N.C. Furgol carded a 88 and Boros, the first day leader, had a 71 in the second round. Big Ten Joins PCC In Regional TV Fight By JOE FALLS DETROIT (AP) — The powerful Big Ten Conference has joined the Pacific Coast Conference to form a strong one-two bloc in favor of regional football television. WARNING ORDER The defendants. R. E. Lyerly, Lucille Hart, Henry Hill, Goldie Charney, Ester V. Fouthe and Pauline Roper, are warned to appear in the Chancery Court, for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty days and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, Nannie Lyerly, in the case of Nannie Lyerly against Lucille Hart, et al, Chancery Cause No. 12,855. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof on this November 18, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Oscar Fendler, Atty. for Pltf. James W. Stelnsiek, Atty. Ad Litem. 11/20-27-12/4-11 Abundance on Farms MILWAUKEE Ufi — The Milwaukee Braves arc mighty proud of their farm system under the di* rectlon of John Mullen. Four of their clubs won pennants. Three won playoffs. Eight of 10 teams finished in the first division. $5 Down DtliYtrt 25 A Wiek Payt tor it! Your Beautyresf Mattress No Carrying Charge—Now TIN Chriitma* HUBBARD & SON, Furniture This could he a Uireat to the NCAA's "Game of the week" program which has prevailed the last four seasons. Taking its firmest stand to date, the Big Ten yesterday strengthened, added that it was preparec to follow through independently on the growing issue. The official statement of the Big Ten athletldirectors and faculty representatives said: Meets Jan. 5 "The joint group declares tha' an NCAA television program of the character in operation this season is entirely unacceptable to the Big Ten." The NCAA will meet, in New York Jan. 5-7 and, undoubtedly, the main item of the convention will be television, although no official action may be taken at that time, A vote of all NCAA members would be required. Last spring the NCAA took such a vote. In a mail referendum, the members decided by an over whelming 184-26 margin to continue the restricted "game of the week' policy. ECAC Favors Restricted TV Ivy League Yotei To Continue Control On College Games NEW YORK MV-The largest and most influential group of institu. tions in college sports, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, has lined up on the side of continued national controls in the expected struggle over whether college foot- aall should be televised. airuggle Expected The struggle is expected to take place during or before the NCAA convention next month, when consideration of a TV control plan for the 1955 season will be, one of the most important items on the agenda. By devising and recommending to the NCAA its own proposed pro_ram t the,ECAC served notice yes- ,erday it will oppose the proposals of the Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conferences to put television on a regional basis. Would Select Games These two regional plans would divide the country into sections and allow each to select its own games to be telecast in its own area. The ECAC plan calls for the "game a week" and one-appearance provisions to be retained but for some of the other restrictions to be relaxed. Welch, McGee Are Paired For Mat Bout The tag team of Lester Welch and Don McGee returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night to take part in the tag nrtatch feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show. Welch and McKee are scheduled to take on Chris Averoff and Charley Keene in the four-man feature bout that will headline the three bout card, Last Monday night Welch and McKee joined forces for the first time but lost a decision to Karl Kowalski and Johnny Venus In a rough and tumble alfah* but the performance of the two as a team won them a return showing. Monday night's bout IB expected to be another wild melee as all four grapplers like to mix it up. Although they are known as scientific performers, Welch and McGee still know the ropes of Catch-as-catch-can wrestling and enjoy themselves beter when things are a little on the rough side. In the two one-fall preliminary 1 bouts that are also included on the card Welch will talec on Averoff and Keene will meet McGee. | Burdette Beats Gosnell Twice Seniors Rally Late For 65-52 Victory; Juniors Win 49-20 BURDETTE — Burdette's Pirates came from an 11 point deficit here last night to thump Gosnell 65-52 in a game that saw 56 personal fouls called. The victory gave the Pirates a clean sweep of a basketball twin bill. Earlier the Burdette juniors sailed past Gosnell's juniors by a 49-20 count. With less than two minutes to play in the first half the Pirates trailed Gosnell by a 31-20 count but then they pushed 10 points through the nets while holding Gosnell scoreless and left the courl at halftime trailing by a single point. With pivot man Milton Burks and guard Bengie Higgins leading the way the Pirates hit their stride in the third period, taking over the lead which they never surrendered. Burks paced Burdette's scoring with 18 points, while Higgins got 14. Bevill of Gosnell was high point man of the night, however, with 22 counters. The victory gave the Pirates a 1-1 record for the season. Burdette Fos. Gosncl Kigsby 13 F 2 Allen Langley 12 F 6 Fowler Burks 18 C 13 Reagan Hlggins 14 O 3 Davis Bevill 1 O 32 Bevill Substitutions: Burdette — Rutherford 1, Shearin. McHaffey 4 and Easley 2. Gosnell — Crawford 3, H. Crawford, Baker 1, Hyde 2 and Hodge Manila Annexes Fourth in Row Lions Get 56-46 Win Over West Memphis; Girls Are Defeated MANILA — Manila's Lions hung Up their fourth straight victory lere last night as they turned back the West Memphis Blue Devils by a 58-46 count. But the victory could do no more ,han give the Lions an even break n their doubleheader with the Blue DeVils. In a preliminary :ame the West Memphis girls downed Manila 51-44. A well balanced scoring attack sent the Manila girls down in de- 'eat. West Memphis forwards Vaughn, Black and McKay scored 18. 17 and 16 points respectively. Harris with 23 led Manila. The boys game was close all the way. Manila got the lead in the early stages and held on. Shedd ed Manila with 14 points and Smith was high for West Memphis with 18. Girls Game West Mcmphii Pos. Manila Vaughn 18 P 23 Harris Black 17 F 7 G. Shelton McKay 16 F M. Shelton Weaver O 7 Hodges Donaldson O McWilllams Bates . O Patlon Substitutions: West Memphis — leese, Robinson. Manila — Blake, Whitney 7. Boys Game iVest Memphis Po«, Manila. McKay 8 F 10 Hatcher imith 18 F 2 Veach Hinton 12 C 14 Shedd Martin 7 O 8 Wagner 'errin 3 G 8 Isaacs Substitutions: West Memphis — Coburn, Leigh. Manila — Davis 7, .tcWilliams 2, Rogers 2, Caery and Meacham 3. CHICK SENTINEL — Back in his role as playmnker for the Chicks this year is little Freddy Akers. Akers, whose main asset Is speed and finesse scored 17 points for the Chicks against Milan last night. Freddy Is a Junior. (Courier News Photo) All Southwest Teams See Action Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Everybody but Texas and Baylor goes on the road for basketball action Saturday in the biggest night of the season so far for Southwest Conference teams. Texas stays at home to meet the University ol Houston, and Baylor, beaten In Its last two starts, just stays home. The night's travelers are Texas A&M, which faces Tulane at New Orleans: Arkansas, which meets Tulsa at Tulsa; Bice, which plays LSU at Baton Rouge; SMU, which :akeS on Purdue at LaFayette, Ind.; and TCU, which faces Van- derbllt at Nashville. SMU Defeated All were idle Friday night e.. cept SMU, whose Mustangs losl The North Carolina and Virginia ootball teams played two games against each other in 1892. The Tar Heels won the first 26-0. But the Cavaliers won the second 33-7. ;hcir first game of the season .. a 58-54 upset by Washington University at St. Louis. The Methodists had won three :n a row going into the game anc ooked like a good bet to make II our straight when they took a 50-4: cad with seven minutes left, bul wilted under the pressure of a Washington attack that tied it 52-5; n the next four minutes. Tied at Half Guard Bob Riley led the Wash ngton surge to the tie, then drop>ed in a free throw to put the hosts ihcad. Mustang center Jim Krebs tipped in a basket that gave SMU the lead again, but Blley whipped n a lay up that put Washington ahead permanently. Three Wash ington free throws ended it. The game was tied 27-27 at half time. Krebs paced the Mustangs with 15 points. Jim Barton led Washing ton with 18. Sandy Saddler Beats Newcomer SPOKANE, Wash. tfl — Sandy Saddler flew back to New . York today with a puffed lip, a bloody nose and $6,000 after taking a unanimous 10-round decision from Bobby Woods in a nontltle match. Saddler came on in the late going last night against young Woods, a local lightweight who staggered him in the first round and again in the sixth before fading out. "He was a tougher boy than t thought," said Saddler, who took the ring microphone after the decision was announced. There was no doubt about the decision. Woods wound up with a two-inch cut under the left eye and was rocky at the final bell. During the 1954 season the Milwaukee Braves hit 29 home runs against the second place Brooklyn Dodgers. But they smacked only nine against the last place Pittsburgh Pirates. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, DM. 13 8:15 p.m. Adults SOc — Children 15c TAG MATCH Chris Averoff Lester Welch and v*. and Charley Keene Don McGee 90 Minute Timt Limit—Best 2 out of 3 f»lta 2 One-Fall Matches Averoff vs. Welch and Keene vs. McGee 10 Minute Time Limit Missco Downs Osceola 51 -48 Scminolcs Blow Lead in Fourth; Juniors Victorious OSCEOLA — Osceoia's Seminoles blew n nine point load in the fourth quarter last night nnc; bowed to Missco 61-48 in a game plnycd at Missco. At the throe quarter turn the Scminoles of Coach Austin Manner held a 42-33 load hut the Missco five finished strong in the fouvtli period to overcome the deficit. Osceola'.H Dick Luca.s with 21 points was high scorer for the night while Hall piieect Missco with 20 points. In a preliminary game Oseeolfi'g junior boys pot their second win of the season by thumping Mlfi.sco 44-32. Jerry Hill with 15 and Ray Mann with 12 paced Osceoln's scoring and Davis with 12 and Cisco with 7 led Missco. Osceola J'os. Missco Reeves 10 P 8 Adams Wells F 4 Mllle Lucas 21 C 6 Garner Hulscy 2 G 20 Hall Hopkins 15 G 5 May Substitutions: Osceola — Craig and Clark. Missco — Fortner 8 and Wallace. Check Pheasants LANSING, iMlch. f/Pj— A survey by iural mail carriers shows pheasants in this slate are at near record levels. The mailmen have reported seeing nearly eight broods per carrier day as they make their rounds The conservation department, pays it looks like a good year for hunters. SHOPPERS SPECIALS! FRESH HEN EGGS (Not 3 $-1 1Q Pullets) doz. I >lv Apples ...... bu. $2.49 Orangti 5 tb. bag 29c APPLES .490 Pink Meat Grapefruit 6 for 25c AMorted Xmat Candy. . . Ib. 25e Grapefruit 8 Ib. bag 39e Tree Stand 98c ALL TOYS REDUCED Select J-oor int from UK UrfMt •toek of Xmu tree* In town. W« >lw> h»T« illver trni. Open Til' 10 p.». Nightly Blytheville Curb Market 130 East Main Utah Cagers Living Up to Rave Notices Utes Clobber Arizona 77-44 For Fifth Straight Victory By ED CORIUGAN The Associated Frees If you can take nonconference records as an indication, the rave notices about the University of Utah before the start of the basketball season were right. Wilson, Armorel Divide 2 Games Coach Jack Gardner's Utes now have won five games in a row, including last night's smartly styled 17-44 victory over the University of Arizona. Utah probably will have to fight off Wyoming for the Skyline Conference championship, but Brigham Young, another perennial contender, doesn't seem to have It. Wyoming won its Ihird straight nonconference game, by downing Crelghton 76-72 after overcoming n 35-39 deficit. Brlgham Young dropped Its third in a row without a victory when the University of Washington routed the Cougars 64-44. Washington led by 40-18 at the half. Duqucsnc Wins Duquesne, one of the top-rated teams in the country defeated Pordham 6-1-46 in the first round of the annual Steel Bowl Tournament at Pittsburgh, George Washington trounced host Pitl 87-65 and will meet the Dukes in the final tonight. The Big Ten television program also will get under way with the Indiana - Notre Dnme game being carried over a nationwide hookup on CBS. The Irish stunned Indiana 66-64 In Uie NCAA .Tournn- ment last season. 106 Point Average The University of Richmond, in the midst of a scoring binge, has averaged 100 points per game in five outings. The spiders haven't been beaten. Randolph - Macon was victim No. 5 last night 110-52. Southern Methodist's undefeated record was smashed by Washington University of St. Louis 68-54. The Mustangs with seven minutes to play hud an eight-point bulge, but Washington wiped It out and went nhcnd. Southern California, the western regional NCAA champion, eked out n 46-43 victory over Oregon State in a major Pacific Coast game. UCLA whipped Santa Clara 74-39, Syracuse held off Harvard 63-50, Wake Forest turned back Maryland 62-58 and Utah State stopped Washington Stnte 73-72. California wns surprised by College of Pacific 84-77 in a double overtime struggle. Harrison Boys Get 4th Victory Harrison High's Dragons notched thoir fourth straight victory at the Harrison gym last night ns they thumped Osceoln 72-3G. Flowers paced the Dragons to their victory with 26 points. The Drngons hnve not been beaten this year. In a preliminary game the Harrison girls suffered their first loss of the season when the Osceola sextet turned them back by a 24-21 score. The Dragons' next gnme will be with Newport at the Harrison gym Dec. 18. Bulldogs Boys Fall By 51-44 Count but Girls Triumph 34-22 WILSON — Wilson and Armorel divided a pair of basketball games here last night with the Armorel boys and Wilson girls emerging victorious. Wilson's girls, with Carolyn Nicholson scoring 27 points, walked off with a 3,4-22 victory, in the first game. P. Dyer with 9 points paced Armorel. In the boys' fame Armorel, led by its ace Carl Patterson, scored a 51-44 win over Wilson. Patterson meshed 21 points to lead Armorers attack. Trnnnum with 18 and Kennedy with 12 led Wilson's attack. GlrlB Game Wilson Poi. Armorel C. Nicholson 27 F » P. Dyer A. Nicholson IP 6 Jones J. Bowen 3 F « Nelion Whltaker Q Dobson Oreenwell O Webb Q. McNabb G T. Dyer Substitutions: Wilson — Camper 2, Jones 1, Quails, L. MoN»bb. Chandler, Bowen, Wllkey. Armorm — Hughes 1. Norlhcutt. Boys O»me Wllion Poi. Armorel Peepers 6 F 91 Patterson McAfeo 2 P 15 Ashmore Trannum 13 C 11 Bassett Chandler 6 O 2 Cooper Kennedy 12 O i Garrison Substitutions: Wilson — Onln I. Armorel — Coats. Hayti and Kennett Divide Twin Bill KENNETT. Mo. — Haytl and Kennett split i pair of g»m«» here last night. Kenontt's A team emerged rio- torfotis by an 82-55 score In It* gnme with Haytl while Haytl's B Learn won out 80-45. White with 21 and. Ridings and Reagan with 20 paced Kennett In the A gnme and Dowdy with 18 was high tor Hnytl. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden)-, Vlnce Martinez, 150, Paterson, N. J., outpointed Al Andrews, 154, Superior, WIs., 10. Spokane—Sandy Saddler, 129'/4, New York, outpointed Bobby Woods, 1.14^1, Spokane, 10 (non- title). , Manchester, England — Johnny Williams, 195, England, stopped Francis Coueret, 181 '/2, France, 4. O EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE 172 E. Main Phone 3-9713 Owned & Operated by Eddie Saltba. HAMBURGERS For Your Protection, Our hamburger Patties Are Prepared and Delivered Frozen By a Nationally Known Government Inspected Meat Packing Plant. 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