The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 14, 1954
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MOB TEX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, Chicks Meet Manila On Home Floor To night Tribe Seeking 4th Straight Win Coach Jimmy Fisher's Chickasaw eagcrs, ridinfj the crest of a three game winning itreak, come back to their home battle grounds tonight to take on neighboring Manila in a ptir^crf ftofgame, a clash between the Chicks' B team and the Lions' reserves, is slated tor ^ p.m. at the Haley Field gym. vJu \~je rge Courier News Sports Eililor All-State Went as Was Expected— Chicks Conspicuous by Absence Now that the all-state teams have been announced and, as per usual, BIytheville was very conspicuous by its absence, we should — if we followed our usual pattern — dust off the old soap box, don our oft-used cutaway and collapsible topper and proceed to editorially rip hell out of somebody. But we are going to swny a bit from our usual routine, mninly because the little guy Inside us known as Mr. Better Judgement hat Just clued us that the guys who go around picking "nil" teams In this state apparently fell off their sleds as little boys and try- tog to trgue with them Is like trying to convince the little woman that the Tuesday night poker club »lso meets on Saturdays. It's Just a waste of time. However, we are not completely without rebuttal. A friend of ours who, in addition to being one of the better high school coaches In North Arkansas, is a better than f»ir dressing room lawyer, penned us » note yesterday concerning this year's all-state teams. And, just to prove to both our reactors that we arc not the only ones who think BIytheville is getting a raw deal, we decided to pass it on. It reads: * * * "From nil Indications It seems tpparent BIytheville would have at least one boy of the ability to be an all-stater, but the Chicks fulled to place even one mixn on the first team. "When the Chicks have the opportunity to play some of these so- called 'outstanding' Arkansas teams, in practically all of the cases the BIytheville back or lineman outplays the opposing back or lineman across the line of Bcrimmage and turns In a better performance. "Now, from the all-state selections, the only conclusion one can draw is that the Chick performer hod his best night and the future ill-stater across the line wns Just. having his night. Then, after this game IE over, the Chick • plnyer get* worse and the opponent becomes outstanding. "And from the selections it is apparent some of these Class B teams on the other side of Highway 61 must really have some warhorsea, because when you can leave n boy like Wade Rodgers. Osccohi's split-'! 1 quarterback, and Jerry Ryals, "Wilson's halfback- fullback off the first tcum, 11 must mean Mississippi County football is tho low man on the state's Class B totem pole. . "Apparently, ii team with a losing record has no outstandUm player, and the schedule a team plays makes little difference. In college, for a boy to be All-American he must perform against all teams equally. Undoubtedly the same isn't true In high school. "And a team which puts Itself on its hands and knees begging to play some of the other Arkansas powerhouses but Is rejected, cannot place a player on the all-state, yet when It Is lucky enough to not n game Inside the stale Its players always (five a good account of themselves." And our friend need not have stopped where he did, unless he couldn't have afforded iinothei three-cent stamp. Aside from BIytheville, Osceola ami Wilson, there are other buys In the county that deserved some sort of state recognition. At Burdelte, for example, there's W. T. Langlcy — one of tho renlly fine backs ol North Arkansas, Elbert Rigsby, a lad, who, in our opinion, could play some guard on Just about anyone's ball club and Bcngle Hlgglus, one of the best offensive ends we saw In the Class B ranks all year. All three were completely overlooked. And Reiser's "Mighty Mites,' who didn't lose but one ball game all year and who, we dare say, had one ol the most colorful records of any team in the state. Surely the Yellow Jackets had someone besides Bobby Dixon , . . It looks like we are nil just one great big unhappy, family. So . . , there yon are, and here we are . . . and this all-state business is for the dirty birds. 7 Southeast Missouri Teams Play Tonight - By SONNY SANDKitS CARUTHERSVILLE — Only seven of Pcmisuol County's nine basketball teams are slated for cage games tonight. None of the county's teams will play outside of the county. Caruthersville's Tigers will pluy host to Hayti's Indians at the Cn- ruthersville Armory. Game time is 7:00 p.m. That will be a twin bill with both the A and B teams scheduled to see action. Holland Plays PeeriiiR Caruthersville's A team lost its first game of tho .seasun lasi Tvit-s- j day to Steele 52-31. Hayti has Cage Program Gets Underway CARUTHERSVILLE — .Basketball games with fifth, .sixth, ami seventh graders playing will begin at the high school gymnasium here last night. Joe Parkinsin, high school eits- ketball coach, said yesterdny thai the first game will start at 6:30 with another one scheduled to begin at 7:15, Some 50 boys have been practicing, under Coach Parkinson's guidance, for the past three Saturday mornings at the school. The boys were divided into six teams Saturday and four of those teams will see action tonight. Coach Parkinson said the schedule will be so arranged that a team will play two games one week and one the next week. A twin bill is to be held on Monday and Thursday until Jate in January, Parkin- ion said. record of one win and one loss. Holland's Ciiffer.s will visit Deering for two games. Both (he hoys and the girls will pluy there. BrnytfiKlocio will meet Steele tit Braggadocio and Senath, from neighboring Dunklin County, will visit Brtim; City. The county's two tciuns that will be idle tonight are Cooler and Warel ell. Porkers' Roth Father of Son FAYETTEVILLK, Ark. i.-Vi • -Jim I Roth, liickli; and aHcrnalf raptain j ol tilt 1 Arkansas Ra/orburk foot.- I hall team, lias bocome the sqir.ui's j Inurth father. A seven-pound boy, Danny Ray \VHS born to Mr. and Mrs. Roth yesterday. Other tiuhers on the Arkansas squad are Waylnnd KobeUs, Bobby Gilliam and Bo Baker. The Chicks, fresh from a succes*- ul invasion of Milan and Hum- wldt, Tenn,, will be seeking their [ourlh straight win of the season md their second on their home ;ourt. Tonight's game will be the Chicks' first test ttfiainst District 3A competition and should furnish some ideas as to how BIytheville ihould fare m the district race this ,'ear. The Lions, coached by Deward Dopson, the former Arkansas Tech star (boast one of their strongest teams in recent years. , Ijick Height Coach Dopson's Lions will floor well balanced team but is lack- ig in height, and experience. Manila's squad Is splashed with sophomores but the Lions have been looking g(X)d in early season action. As a reward for their victories over Milan and Humboldt over the weekend, Coach Fisher let his squad off with a comparatively light drill, yesterday as he readied [or the. Invasion of Manila, LiK"t Wurkout The Chicks spent, considerable time on ball handling and shooting but most ot the nfltirnoon was .spent in defensive drills. Coach Fisher Is expected to KO witli tho same starting lineup lie used in his first three outings, with only one possible exception. He Indicated yesterday that he may switch Chuck Lnngston to Charles Abbott's forward spot in tonight's lineup but .said that he definitely wouldn't make up his mind until gnme time. Other starters for the Chicks are expected to be D.anny Cobb tit the oilier forward post, Freddy Hodge at center and Bobby Jones and Freddy Akurs at the guard slot. SMU Adds to Indiana's Woes With an 83-78 Upset Victory CHICK MAINSTAY — Furnishing needed experience in the Chicks' lineup this year is Danny Cobb, a six-foot plus senior forward who saw considerable action with the Tribe last year. In the first three games of the season Cobb has been among the Chicks' scoring leaders. (Courier News Photo) Dyess Smothers Papooses 74-33 Loss Is Season's First for Juniors; Wyatt Gets 19 Points DVIL'SS — Blytlievlllc's junior Papooses tasted detent for the flvstl Jonesboro and Lciiclivllle placed Chicks Get W. Ridge First in NEA Tourney Blylhuville's Chicks will be opposed by Walnut Ridge ii their first game of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tour nament at Arkansas State College next month. Brackets for tho tournament which Will be reeled off Jan. 3-8, were drawn up al a meeting of Ihe tournament committee In Jonesboro Sunday. The Chicks were seeded second in ihe tourney pairing behind defending c h a m p 1 o n Jonesboro. Leachvllle was seeded third and Biitcsville fourth. AH u result of the soodmgs Blytlieville mid BiiU'.sville were placed in the upper bracket with Upper Bracket — Batesville vs Paragould; Marked Tree vs. Rec or; Piggott vs. Augusta; Blythe ville vs. Walnut Ridge. Lower Bracket — .Jonesboro Greene County Tech; Hurrisburg vs. Manila; Hoxle vs. Forrest City Leachvllle vs. Marianna. time ihls season here last night as they were manhandled 14-33 by Dyess' crack junior team. The loss gave the Paps a 1-1 record for Ihe season. The Pups collapsed under the pressure of the Junior Eagles' vaunted attack In the second quarter after an air-tight first period that ended In a 12-12 deadlock. Dyess slarted the second stanza with five quick points, eased into a commanding halftime lead and coasted to vlclory. About the only bright spot In the Paps' K' llne was the piny of center Bill Wyalt. Wyiitt meshed 19 points to lead BIytheville. Coach Bill Stancil started Coal- (er and Duncan al forwards, Wyatt at center and Bratcher and Moore at guards. Tech Clobbers Hendrix 103-61 Arkansas Tech. the apparent top basketball power of the Arkansas Inlercollrijinte Conference, coasted to an easy 103-61 vicUiry ober Hendrix CollOBC nt Russellville lust nli-hl. while Arkansas A&M took the measure of Little Rock Junior College, 81-74. Tech's Wonder Hoys—15 of them were used In the came—were led in scoring by Paul Rny Martin who racked up '20 points. High point man for Hendrix was Phil Outline with H. . . . At. Monticcllo. A&M wns forced lo overcome a first quarter deficit \o down LHtle Rock's Junior Col- lei;e Trojans. Ted Schislcr topped Weevil seoring with 21 points. Jim Landers netted 20 points for the losers. ArKim.stts State, a non-conference team, edsed Midwestern University of Wlrhita Falls, Tex., 87-83 on their home Jonesboro court. High with 26 points for State was Jim Ward who was matched by O'Neill Weaver of Midwestern Weaver also scored 26 points. Danny Edgmon Got Honorable Mention In yesterday's issue of the Courier News Danny Edgmon's name «r»i Inadvertently omitted from the list of Chicks receiving honorable mention on the Class AA all- *t*te football team. Edgmon, the Chicks' offensive hot shot last season, was one of the four BIytheville boys to receive honorable mention. Others were Vnd Chuck Lungston, center Jlmmf dec ind tackle John Fong. SPORTS EQUIPMENT is valuable Jt deserves insurance protection while in use, al home or in storage. Insurance that covers lire, theft and nearly every risk except wear and tear. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 in the lower bracket. Mnnllii in Lower And along with Jonesboro and Leachvllle in the lower bracket tin,™ olhiM tennis Unit are pre- tnuniey .choices as prospective winners — 'Manila, Forrest City and Mtirlanna. The outward appearance is that the Chicks and Bntnsville should hnve the easiest RO in the tournament pairings but it should be remembered that because of the calibre of competition chosen, any of the teams Invitott to the tournament are capable of going all the way. Here are the first round pair ings: Arkansan Helps Texas Tech Win O O O O W KIJj, Okla. i.-l'i — Jim red, tunner Pine Bluff. Ark., HiRh School slur shim'il Ingh point honors in Texas Tech's 49-411 upset victory over Oklahoma A\-M last nisht, Reed, often a une-muii show lor Pine muff's l<};>I-f»li champion U-fllll, scored 14 points, all on field goals. Tenminate Carl lnr.e matched his total. Tech Guard Hurry Scaling counted two five throws in last- six s onds for the points th:tt ki'pt boosted the Lubbock. Tex., school's ivc- ord to 5-0 for the seasn. SHOPPERS SPECIALS! FRESH HfN (Nol :! Pullets) .. do'/.. EGGS 119 Apples v .bu. $2.49 Oranges 5 Ib. bag 29c APPLES i: 490 Pink Meat Grapefruit . 6 for 25c Assorted Xmas Candy Ib. 25c Grapefruit 8 Ib. bag 39c Water Tyiie Tree Stand 98c ALL TOYS REDUCED Sdcrt your tree from Ihr largest stofk of Xmas Ui l t's In town. We Mso have silver trees. Open TiP 10 p.m. Nightly BIytheville Curb Market 1.10 Bnsl Main Officials Worry Langlois Camp Challenger Wanti LA Official to Work Scrap with Olson By BOB MYEKS SAN FRANCISCO tffl — Handers ol middleweight challenger 3 lerre Langlois of France said today they are still worried about home town officiating in the title ight with champion Carl (Bobo) Olson tomorrow night. George Kanter, the Frenchman's representative in America, said he hopes the California Athletic Commission will name at least one official—a judge or the referee— from the Los Angeles area to work the nationally televised scrap. And very pointedly, Kanter recalled the time that another French fighter, Robert Villemain, boxed Olson here In July 1952. "One of the officials, Frankie Carter, scored the fight by a point for Villemitln," Kanter said. Has Worked No More 'I checked the records of the Athletic Commission and Carter has not worked a single Important right since this time, two and a half years ago, in which one of the fighters .belonged to (Sid) Flaherty, Olson's manager. 'This is a very troubling thought," Kanter added. He said he Will ask the two Southern California Boxing Commissioners, Tony Entenza and Everett Sanders, to give serious thought to* naming one official from their section of the state. Balding Bobo, the 28-year-old champ from San Francisco, and Flaherty, an influential business man as well as manager of a big stable of fighters, remained pretty much in seclusion as fight time drew near. Langlois, 29, took a comparatively brisk final workout yesterday. He boxed two fast rounds with a stablemate, Pierre Hernandez, and then sharpened his timing In drill directed by his plump but agile manager, Jean Bretonnel. Looking on from ringside was Ihe last man who tried unsuccessfully to lift the title from Olson Rocky Castellan! of Cleveland. Castellanl thinks the 15-round engagement will be close, with Olson the winner. Hoosiers Face Rocky Road In Fight to Regain Stature By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indiana, a gerennial collegiate basketball standout, hat a rocky journey ahead to regain its stature among the nation's cage powers. Branch McCracken's charges won the NCAA championship in 1953 and captured the Big 10 crown last season before bowing in the opening round of the NCAA regional playoffs. During tne 1953-54 campaign the Hoosiers lost only four games while winning 20. Graduation took its toll, however, and Indiana entered this season without the services of Bob Leonard, Dick Parley and Charlie Kraak. .Despite the presence of All- America center Don Schlundt, Indiana ranked seventh in this eek's Associated Press Poll, already has lost two of its first four starts. The Hoosiers were upset by Southern Methodist 83-78 last night although the 6-10 Schlundt scored 41 points. Lost To Missouri Indiana also went down to defeat t the hands of Missouri last week. The Hoosiers have posted victories over Valparaiso and Notre Dame. SMU led at halftime 42-27 and withstood a last hnlf surge by Indiana that fell short. The Mustangs' accuracy at the foul line provided ^he .margin of victory. Only one other member of the top 10 saw action last night. Sixth- ranked Missouri continued its good record over Big Ten opposition with a 67-56 victory over Wiscon. sin. The Tigers, a Big Seven title contender, lost to Illinois in their opener, but bounced back with triumphs over Indiana and Iowa before licking the Badgers. Missouri Plays Arkansas Missouri is idle tonight but two other Big Seven teams will be action. Kansas Is host to Tulsa and Oklahoma plays -at Baylor. Missouri resumes its nbn-confer- ence schedule Wednesday night against Arkansas at Columbia, Mo, Wisconsin led at halftime 33-32, but Missouri went ahead for good early in the second half. Norm Stewart topped the Tigers with 26 points and also limited Dick Cable, Wisconsin's leading scorer, to 12 points. Cable had averaged 28 points in three previous games, Louisville Wins Three teams in the second 10 cnrne through last night. Louisville, No. 1, scored Its sixth straight success by downing Toledo 8I-OT as Charlie Tyra netted 18 points; Iowa, No. 13, registered its 65th consecutive non-conference victory at home, trouncing St. Mary's at California 68-49; Notre Dame, No. 20, beat Loyola of Chicago for th« 12lh time In their 12-game series 89-76. Undefeated Selon Hall extended its winning slreak to five games with a 95-61 conquest over Providence. Two free throws in the last six seconds by Harry Scaling gave Texas Tech a 49-48 decision over the Oklahoma Aggies. Bradley staved off a late rally to edge Oklahoma City 63-02 and West Virginia wrested the Southern Conference lead from Richmond with an uphill 12-66 success. Brandeis recorded its 17th victory in a row with a 103-8 romp over Wheaton, while Louisiana State got back on the winning trail with a 71-S3 triumph over Texas A&M. 1955 Indians Highest Paid CLEVELAND W) — The Indians will be the highest paid team In Cleveland history next year — topped by Bob Lemon and Ralph Kiner. General Manager Hank Greenberg drew up n player payroll yesterday which totals "considerably more than a half million dollars" for the 40 men on the roster. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Rudy Qarcla, 1281/4, Los Angeles, stopped Gene Smith, 130, Washington, 6. New York — Kenny Lane, 136 >/i, Muskogeon, Mich., outpointed Danny Jo Perez, 139%, New York, 10. Los Angeles — Reuben Smith, 1261.2, Los Angeles, outpointed Augie Villa, 127 1 /i, Oakland, 10. worth repeating! Kentucky Straight BOURBON KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY . 86 PROOF • ECHO SPRING II1TILLIM OOMPAHY, LODIiVIUI. KT.

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