The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 18, 1954
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Chicks Thump Walnut Ridge 68-41 for 5th Straight Win Tribe Takes Two from Bobcats Looking more like a team of their calibre should, Blytheville's Chickasaws whacked Walnut Ridgt's Bobcats 68-41 at Haley Field gym last night for their fifth straight victory The undefeated Chicks completely outclassed the invading Bobcats with a fine fiooi game and a well balanced scoring attack that was paced by pivot man Freddy Hodge. The Chicks' victory gave Blytheville a clean sweep of the doubleheader. In a preliminary game, the Chick's B team hung up Its third straight win with a 64-38 win over the Walnut Ridge reserves. However, the Chicks' scoring wasn't too consistent, but it didn't have to be. Paced by the speed and ball handling of guards Freddy Akers and Bobby Jones and the fine rebound work of Hodge, Danny Cobb and Charles Abbott, the Chicks built up a 23-9 edge after the first eigSt minutes of play and then coasted home. Fine Balance Using the two platoon system whenever possible, Coach Jimmy Fisher has his Chicks employing both the fast and slow break of-, fense and both the man to man and press defense as he gave every member of his squad a chance to get in some game experience. For the first time this year the Chicks had a fine scoring balance. Every member of the squad got into the scoring act. Hodge's 14 points was high for the Chicks with reserv» guard Kenneth Stanley getting nine, Bobby Jones got 8, Freddy Akers 7 Charles Abbott, Danny Cobb and Danny Edgmon got 6 each Jimmy Bratcher got 5, Earl Hyde 4 and Chuck Langston 3. After their 23-point first quarter, the Chick starters turned things over to the second five and it added 18 more to give Blytheville 4119 halftime margin. After the mid-turn the Chicks slowed the scoring pace down a bit hitting only 14 points. And they added 13 more in the fourth. The Chicks concentrated on defense throughout most of the second h"lf going from a man-to-man into a full court press. And they spent the last two minutes of the game working a good-looking freeze that kept Walnut Ridge stymied. Get Holiday Although Combs' 15 points was high for the night. The Bobcats were never in the game. They proved no match for the faster moving Chicks and witnessed quite a bit of difficulty in solving the Chicks tight defenses. Last night's game was the Chicks' final pre-Christroas showing. They are scheduled to swing back into action Jan. 3 against these same Bobcats In the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Jonesboro. There was simply too much Blytheville in the B game, too. The Chick sophs jumped into the lead quickly, piled up a safe margin early and then coasted home with forward Billy Daniels leading the way with 19 points. The Bees, too, presented a fine scoring balance with every member of the squad scoring points. Pos. Blytheville B Game Walnut B. Holt aot Daniels (19) Thomas (6) Slayton (12) Huffman (2) Substitution; (12), Honeycutt Walnut Ridge — Johnson, Rogers. . Pos. Blytheville A as Cobb (6) B Abbott (6) T Hodge a4) C •Tones '8) G Akers (7) Substitutions: (41, Langston (3 (10J Marlin (3) McLeod (18) Holland House (5) Kearby Blytheville—White (2). (2), (1). Whitsel - Huffman Walnut R. F (4) Edmonson f (6) Turbyvllle 0 (15) Combs 3 (21 Weir 3 (10) South Blytheville—Hyde Edgmon (6), Stanley (9), Bratcher 15). Walnut Eidge—Hilhurn, Marlin, Holland (41 Gill (4). Tiger Gridders Hear MU Coach CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruthersville's Tigers, with a 7-3 record, should keep on working the same way in their school work, according to Harry Smith, football line coach at Missouri University. He was the main speaker at a football banquet, honoring the Tigers, which was held at the American Legion Hut here Thursday night. The father-son banquet was arranged by Bernie Lay. president of the Caruthersville Boosters club. Smith directed his speech towards morals of football players and also stated he was very proud of Missouri University for not import- Ing players from other states as he contended some schools do. Razorbacks Defeat Mississippi 76-64 Arkansas, flushed with the only success enjoyed by Southwest Conference basketball teams since Tuesday night, rested Saturday and let Friday night's losers try again. The Razorbacks brought the first victory in the last six starts into the SWC listings Friday night when they whacked Mississippi 7464. Other results were Texas' 89-54 Alabama in the the Birmingham collapse before first round of classic. Rice's 77-67 loss to Kansas and Baylor's 78-66 defeat at the hands of Brigham Young. Rice and Baylor face the same foes Saturday night. Texas meets Wake Forest in the consolation bracket of the Birmingham meet and Texas Christian gets back to work against Howard Payne at Scroggins, Arkansas wonder-working set Port Worth. Carroll guard with shot, paced the Porkers with 22 points as they upset Mississippi. The Razorbacks brought Scroggins off the bench to solve a zone de- Roy Welch, Brothers on Legion Card Promoter Mike Meroney presents his annual Christmas card on the American Legion's Weekly wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium Monday night and it will be an all-star six man tag bout. The bout should really be a whing ding. It will bring together the three most famous of the five Welch brothers with three of wrestledom's top rough and tumble artists opposing them. Promoter Meroney has teamed Eoy, Jack and Joe Welch for his Christmas card. Oposing. them will be Karl (Killer) Kowalski, Walter. Sirols and John Venus. This is the booking wrestling fans have been waiting for. Ever since Kowalski and Venus roughed their way through two straight bouts here and Roy Welch made his comeback from retirement, fans have been yelling for a bout with the Welch brothers opposing Kowalski and Venus. Roy, the most famous and most feared of the Welch brothers, came out of retirement two weeks ago. Although he is not as active as he was before retirement he has proved himself to be still a tough ring opponent and with brothers Jack and Joe on hand to lend a hand things should really get lively in this bout, Three one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Roy Welch meeting Venus, Joe Welch taking on Kowalski and Jack Welch meeting Sirois. 'Tennessee A&l Defeats Tech 91-90 in NAIA KANSAS CITY W—A pair of unseeded teams, Tennessee A & I and Rockhurst of Kansas City, clash tonight in the finals of the tfATA Tip-Off basketball tournament here. In semi-final games last night Rockburst swamped Guslavus Adolphus of St. Peter, Minn., 8269, and Tennessee A & I edged Arkansas Tech 91-90. Tennessee A & I Is the only all- Negro Intercollegiate basketball team ever to appear in Municipal Auditorium here. Gustavus Adolphus and Arkansas Tech will meet for third place. Springfield, Mo. State plays Western Illinois of Macomb for the consolation title. In the losers' bracket yesterday Springfield downed St. Benedict's, 78-65, and Western Illinois trimmed East Texas State, 85-75. fense that gave Ole Miss an early lead. Arkansas tied the score shortly before the half, fell behind one point at intermission, but pulled away in the second half. Denver Brackeen was the Rebels' top scorer with 27 points. Charles Howard dropped in the first bucket of the game for Texas, but that was the only time the Longhorns led In the opening night finale at Birmingham. Alabama, with Jerry Harper controlling the backboards and scoring 23 points, moved ahead by as much as 75-34 while outclassing the Texans. Wayman Buchanan's 15 points were Texas' best effort. Rice Beaten Bice center Terry Telllgman slammed throug 25 points in a losing cause as the Owls fell before talent-rich Kansas .The Jayhawkers took an early lead and substituted freely the rest of the way. Junior guard Dallas Dobbs was Kansas' best point-maker with 16. Baylor's Bears has the height but not the speed to stop Brigham young and its surprising fast break. The Cougars grabbed a commanding lead at the three- quarter point, pouring In 11 points while Baylor stayed scoreless to get the victory. Murray Bailey's 18 points led the Bears, who trailed 39-33 at halftime. Caruthersville rv • i n • Divides Pair Tigers Defeated by Portageville 53-39 But B T«am Wins PORTAGEVILLE — Caruthersville's Tigers divided two basketball gimos with Portageville here last night. Portageville topped Caruthersville 53-39 in the A game but the Tigers won the B game 5435. Goodman, Portageville center, was high scorer Tor the night with 22 points. The Bulldogs' Moody was next in line with 15. McClnn- ahan was.high for Caruthersville with 10 points. The Tigers got off to a good start with a 14-7 lead at the end of the first period. However, at halftime Portageville had closed the gap and the score stood at 23-23. From then on Portageville stayed in front. Kellams was high point man In for Portngeville. Caruthersville's the B game with 17 points Green and Clayton were next with 16 each. The lead constantly changed hands in the first half with the Tigers barely out in front 31-30 at intermission. In the lust half Caruthersville stayed on top. A Game Caruthersville Pos. Portageville F Darnell 4 L. Cook 8 McClanahan Willis 7 Cook Substitutions: 10 6 Moore 2 Hamra 22 Goodman 15 Moody 2 Graham Caruthersville — Jones 2, Grigory 5, Abernathy 3, Clayton. Portageville — Howard 6. B Game Pos. Porlafcvlllc F F C O G Caruthersville Green 16 Collins 3 Patterson 1 White 10 Clayton 16 3 White 12 Swims 17 Kellams 2 Wllley 10 Adams Substitutions: Caruthersville — Edgerton 6, Southern, Q. Cook, Camp, Mollett, Dean, Wattle, Pool. Portageville — Mullins 3. Sikeston's Glovers Defeat Caruthersville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Golden Gloves boxing matches, sponsored by the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce, were again held .at the Armory here Tuesday night. The matches pitted Caruthersville boxers against Sikeston Golden Glovers. Sikeston boxers Won in six of the eleven bouts, while local boys won in the other five contests. ruthersville Negro. Don Ashworth, of Sikeston, won an unanimous decision over Clay- Junior Maness, 126 pounder from ton Morgan, Caruthersville Negro. Caruthersville, won over Johnny Doolittle, 120 pounder of Sikeston by a technical knock out in the first round of the first match of the evening. John Lewis. 135, of Sikeston, won an unanimous decision over Talmadge McCoy, 130, of Caruthersville. Lavelle Seegers, 130, of Sikeston, won a split decision from Max Sharp, 132 pound Caruthersville Negro. Theodore Wilson, 133, Caruthersville Negro, technically knocked out Jimmy Grimes, 120, of Sikeston, in the second round. Willie Chambers, 135 pound Caruthersville Negro, won a split decision over Wardell Turne'r, also 135. a Sikeston Negro. Glenn Bohannon. 130, Sikeston, won a decision from Joe McCoy, 131, Caruthersville. Clark Stone, 135 pound Caruthersville hoy, obtained an unanimous decision over Elva Voliva, 136, of Sikeston. Those first seven matches Were in the light weight division and all matches were In the novice group. Got Decision In a heavy weight battle, 154 pound Louis Davis, of Sikeston, won an unanimous decision over Charles Mach, 155 pounder from Caruthersville. Both are Negroes. 147, Sikeston, 144 pound Ca- Stanley Shanks, beat Leamon Joe, TRUSSES EXPERTL? 1 FITTED Price KIRBY DRUGSTORES BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 20 8:15 p.m. , 6 MAN TAG MATCH IVELTH ROY Killer Kowalski i»ii' JACK vs. w ° |ter Si>oi * BROS. JOE John Venus !)'! Minnie Time Limit—Best 2 out of 3 falls Adults 50c — Children 15c 3 One Fall Matches Roy Welch vs. Venus Joe Welch vs. Kowalski Jack Welch vs. Sirois 30 minute time limit SHOPPERS SPECIALS! FRESH HEN EGGS (Not 3 $| -in Pullets) doz. I Iv Apples bu. $2.49 Oranges 5 Ib. bag 29c APPLES : 490 I'lnk Meat Grapefruit . . 6 for 25c Assorted Xmas Candy Ib. 25c Grapefruit 8 Ib. bag 39c Water Type Tree Stand 98e ALL TOYS REDUCED Select your tree from the largest stock of Xmaa trees In town. We also have silver trees. Open Til' 10 p.m. Nightly Blytheville Curb Market 130 East Main CONFUSED? So « as Gene Smith of Washington tryiiiR to build a bomb'shellcr against the explosive shells of liucly Garcia before being stopped by the Los Angeles featherweight in the sixth round ot Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. (NLA) Manila Splits Pair With Corning Teams MANILA — Manila High School's basketball teams splil a doubleheader with Corning last night. The Lions were vie torious but the girls were defeated in the games played ai Corning. Hatcher scored 18 points to lead Coach Deward Dopson's Lions over Corning by o. 61-55 count. The game was close all the way witht he Lions coming from behind in the second half to get the victory. At halftime Corning held a 30-26 margin. Coming's girls, who have lost but one game all year, were just too much for Manila's sextet. Harris scored 25 points for Manila but-her efforts weren't quite good enough. Corning presented a balanced scoring attack that was led Imbel, a substitute forward. Girls Game by Corning Ermert 6 Oxner 14 Pierce 6 D. Moore C. Moore Ennls Pos. F F F Q G G Manila 25 Harris G. Shelton M. Shelton 6 Hodges McWllllams Patton Substitutions: .Corning — Klmbel 18, Onstead 5, McFarlln 22, Julian 6, Foster, Pringle B. Manila — V/Mtney, Vassar, Cullom, Hampton, Wrlghl. Boys Game Corning Pos, R. Johnson 16 P Ward 8 F Talkington 11 C. Johnson 1 Sherman 4 Substitutions: C G G Manila 18 Hatcher Veach 2 Rogers 2 Davis 20 Wagner Wardell Whips Braggadocio Bunnett Scores 55 Points in 103-61 Win WARDELL—Warden's baskutbal teams took a doublehciuler fron Braggadocio here last night wltl the B team winning 59-30 and th A tram victorious 103-61. In the A game Burnett scored 5. points to pace Warden's attack while Bryant led Braggadocio will 33. In the B game Cain paced Wardell with 18 points and and Me Lcmore got 18. Wardell TIM. Braggadocio Burnett (55) . F (01 Brutor Fisher (7 1 F (33) Bryan M. R'mon (14) C (10) T. G'steac Bullock (10) G (B) Ouclrlai McPherson (4) O (2! Scot Substitutions: Wurdcll — Swlf (2), Boren (2). Baiter (0), B Redman (1), Dnnkslon '2). Brag gadoclo—C. Grlmsteacl (2). Corning — Oovltt 1, Manila — Meacham 12. Carey, Shedd, Isaacs G, McWllllams. Both boxers weighed in at 141. Those two matches were in the welter weight class. The concluding bout was a heavy weight contest in which Arthur Pinson, 175 pound Sikeston Negro, defeated 178 pound Dick McGIll, of Caruthersville. Preceding the Golden Gloves boxing matches was a four man battle royal boxing contest conducted by four Sikeston boys In which no decision was declared. The boys, who were around 10 years of age, were Larry Price; Charles Roush; George Lee »Wolfe, Negro; and Bobby Joe Tjavis, Negro. Bill Shelby, chairman of the Jaycee project, stated that Dec. 30 is the tentative date for return matches between the two cities at Sikeston. The Judges were Charley Crow, of Caruthersville, and Roscoe Barnes, of Sikeston. The referee was Dale Williams, of Caruthersville. Time keeper was Clem Beal, of Sikeston. Harry "Kuz" Moreland was the ring announcer. Coach to Pick Cage Teams C A RUTHERSVILLE — Coach Joe Parkinson stated Friday that the fifth, sixth and seventh grade will be named began playing basketball teams over the weekend. The youngsters basketball this week nnd at prcs cut the teams are only IdcnLiflet by numbers. In Thursday night's competition at the high fichool £.Vinniri;him team three defeated tenm one 13-3 Tying for htfih scorer on the thin team wore Jone and Cook, wh each had four points. The other cage game saw tear five swamp team six 27-G. Five' high point ninn, with 15 points, wa Dennis Dowel!. The fifth through seventh grad erfi will ngnin see action Monda night nt the high school. HAMBURGERS For Your Protection, Our hamburger Patties Are Prepared and Delivered Frozen By a' Nationally Known Government Inspected Meat Packing Plant. A Warm Well-Seasoned Bun enhances the Wholesome deliciousness of this Pure Hamburger. KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Division & Walnut Phone 3-8051 FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. 1 Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division American Electric Supply, Inc. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR OF Electrical Supplies & Construction Materials Rear 213-215 W. Walnut —Blytheville— Po. 3-8353 104-106 E. Word—Joneubnro—WH 5-5385 LAMPS, ,45iL CONDUIT SERVICE (EfgR ' WIRING EQUIPMENT ^{p DEVICES If your home or business house Is nnt adequately wired, ttt jour licensed elcctrlol conlrnctor. Penn Upsets Iowa In Top Cage Action Quakers Surprise Big Ten Power 87-75; Texas Beaten By JOHN CHANDLER The Assoellled Press College football teams in Philadelphia probably,had heir worst season on record this year, but the alumni can't complain today about the prowess of the Pennsylvania *nd Temple basketball teams to date. Pennsylvania, tabbed along with he Princeton and Cornell as the hree schools to fight it out for the vy League title, staged a big upset ast night at Philadelphia by knock- tig off town 87-75. Iowa had been beaten only by Missouri in five Annies, and is being touted to take over from Indiana this year as kingpin of the Big Ten. Iowa led at halftime 38-35 as 3111 Logan sparked the attack, but he Quakers unlimbered their big guns in a blistering second half drive. Joe Sturgls got 33 points, Lou Bnyne 23 and Bart Leach 21 Penn. now unbeaten In five james. Iowa was rnted 13th na- .ionally this week. Plays Princeton Tonight Tonight Iowa meets Princeton, In one of several big games on the college court program that Includes a New York Garden meet- ng between two unbeaten Giants LaSalle and Utah, and t, battle at Lexington, Ky., between Kentucky and Temple. Temple (5-1) handed St.John'3 (Brooklyn) Us first defeat Thursday. In fact, eight of the top 10 in this week's AP poll will see notion. In addition to LaSalle (No. 1) «nd Kentucky-(No. 2). Illinois (3) plays Notre Dnme, North Civrollna State (4) meets Texas Tech, Daytor (5) entertains College of Pacific, ImUnna (1) plnys Cincinnati, UCLA (8) plays San Francisco, and Niagara (10) is at Toledo. Wake Forest Beaten In addition to a heavy schedule of regular games laat night, the first two of a score of major Christmas tournaments got under way West Virginia defeated favoree Wake Forest 86-82 and Alabama, drubbed Texas 80-54 In tho Birmingham (Ala.) classic. Tho winners meet tonight for the title. Wake Forest's Dick Hemrio tallied 43 points In a losing cause. At Montgomery, Ala., In the Blue-Gray tourney, Tennessee won over Miami (Fin.) 80-80 and Auburn led throughout to clip Washington and Lee 01-01. The winners play tonight In the finals. College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Birmingham (Ala) Classic (first round) Alabama 89, Texas 54 West Virginia 8, Wake rorest 82 Blue-Gray Tourney (First round) Tennessee 89, Miami (Fla) 80 Auburn 91, Wash-ee 81 NAIA Tourney (semi-finals) Rockhurst 82, Gustavus Adolphus Tenn A 4 I 91. Arkansas Tech 90 Springfield (Mo) 78, St. Benedict (Kan) 5 Western Illinois 85, East Texas 75 Seton Hall 109, William and Mary 89 Georgetown DC) 1, St. Joseph't (Pa) 63 Dartmouth 74 .Harvard 67 Holy Cross 101, Providence 47 Cornell 52, Brown 44 Penn state 97, Gettysburg 1 Columbia 77, Navy 70 Michigan State 19, Princeton 1 Connecticut 103, American Int. 78 Penn 81, Iowa 76 Rutgers 89, Bucknell 7 Jacksonville Navy 94, The Clta- dol 80 Memphis Navy 14, Central (Mo) 8 Southwestern La. t. Mlzsourl Valley 82 Texas Tech 111, Furman 101 Duke 68, Maryland 81 Richmond 94, VMI 74 Mississippi state 82, Howard (Ala) 70 Virginia 100, Clemson 94 Louisville 73, College of pacific 62 Fort Hays Stale 98, Central Oklahoma 86 Northwestern Louisiana 84, Southeastern (Okla) 60 Northeast Okla 83, Arkanau State Tchrs 84 Iowa Stnte 80, Denver M Houston 77, Detroit 69 SPORTS EQUIPMENT is valuable It deserves insurniice protection while in use, at home or in storage. Insurance that covers fire, theft and nearly every risk except wear and tear. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET » Fresh Oysters • Country Hams • Pure Country Sorghum • Fruit Cake Ingredients • Fruit Cakes Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In w« Deliver Come In 1044 Chick Santa Claus Seat Cover Sale Fiber $9.95 Plastic $13.95 —Price does not include installation— GET YOUR XMAS GIFT SEAT COVERS NOW Gilbert's Auto Upholstery Highway 61 N. Ph. 3-674Z EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE 122 E. 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