The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 17, 1954
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER, IT, 1984 Walnut Ridge Opposes Chicks Here Tonight ¥ * * * * * * * Tribe Shooting for Fifth Victory With hopes of organizing a more consistent brand of play. Blytheville's Chickasaws take the floor tonight against the invading Walnut Ridge Bobcats in their final showing un- tU ^'There^P^'twrgamefo^'llie Haley Field Gym program tonight. The first, scheduled for 7 nm will pit the Chick B team against the Bobcat reserves with the Chicks and Bobcats tangling in the main event which will follow immediately afterward. The Chicks be after their straight win in tonight's came In four previous outings they hold victories over West Memphis. Milan, Tenn., Humbnldt, Tenn., and Manila. Coach Jimmy Fisher, obviously dissatisfied with the Chicks' show- Ing in earlier games, has worked his squad hard all weelt in an effort to find the answer to the Chicks' problem of Inconbislency. Long Workout Yesterday, the Chicks cupped off their week of heavy drills with a long workout that, was climaxed with a light scrimmage. The Chicks will take the floor tonight knowing very little about. the Bobcats' style of play. However. Coach Fisher has warned his squad that Walnut Ridge could easily be the big stumbling block in the Tribe's hopes of winding up thr pre-Cruistmas portion of the 195455 schedule with a perfect record. Tonight's game will be a sneak preview of the Chicks' early action in the Northeast Arkansas invitational tournament at Arkansas State College next month. The Chicks are slated to meet the Bob- catt in .their first tourney outing. The Northeast Arkansas tourney will be the Chicks' next action after tonight's game. The tournament if to get underway Jan. 3 and Btv- theville sees action against Walnut Ridge on the very first night. Same Starters Coach Fisher Is expected to gn with the same starters he has used in the Chicks' four previous out- Ings in tonight's game. Charles Abbott and Danny Cobb will be at the forwards, Freddy Hodge at center and Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers at the guards. Walnut Ridge has four li>6t your lettcrmen in its starting lineup and will field a team that is well balanced In height. Edmonson, a lorrard. is the tallest at 8 foot 1 but the team as a hole averages near the six foot mark. Tlie Bobcats probable starters are: Edmonson and Holland at the forwards, Combs center, and Tur- byvllte and Weir at the guards. Finals Saturday In Luxora Meet LUXORA — The Dycss and Osceola boys and the Dyess and Reiser girls advanced to the finals of Luxora's invitational tournament here last night with semi-final victories. Giants and Indians Dominate Associated Press' All-Stars By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Befitting their stations, New York's world champion Giants and Cleveland's .American League champion Indians dominated the 1954 Associated Press Major jeague All-Star team, capturing six of the 10 positions. Six of the 16 big league clubs, four in the National, were represented in the AP's ninth annual all-star squad, selected by 422 baseball writers and broadcasters throughout he nation. The National League had six players to four for the American. The Qiants and Indians were the only clubs with more than one representative. Each had three. Brooklyn, St. Louis, Cincinnati and the New York Yankees had one each. The All-Star team: (Batting av- MARTIAN? — That's not .1 movie star behind tl r> f lasses. It's the tw H ducate, wi'arin.^ th 1 i race horse fashions. I 1 i at Hialeah. HitMmrd up th< plastic lenses to rcducr- sun glare from racing strip;. (XKA) Osceola Invades Luxora Tonight Seminoles Seeking Fourth Victory in Doubleheader OSCEOLA — The Osceola S*mi- -•oles basketball teams which went on practically a two and one-half month basketball fast last season, winning only two games, have tasted enough of the victory meat.and potatoes thus far in the 1054-55 campaign to learn they like tills method of eating much better will be playing tonight looking lor their fourth victory of the season. Both the Junior end senior team!, have won three games. The senior team has dropped one, but picked up an extra win in the Luxora Invitational Tournament to stay nven with their Junior version Tonight's gnmc will send the Seminolc teams agnlnst the Luxora Panthers in a double bill commencing at 7:00 on the latler's home court. According to the plus of both teams thus far this garni: could be n close one with Osceola juniors being a little more favored Tills year's senior five present a more difficult defensive problen lo their opponent's than has been the case in the past for they have two sharp-shooting guards in Wnde Rogers and Nelson Hopkln; and a (1:3 center, Die.k Lucas bi name, who thus far has the Seminoles that necessary scoring potential from the inside. Lucas has ulso heen the number one man on rebounding -jolt ill of thi; offensive and defensive boards, and has gotten plenty ol help from Dopper Cone and Sharon r Ikner. Fiutlkner and Cone both have Oiown signs of shooling ability Irom their forward positions, and soon as consistency in their 1 oiing comes around the Seminole opponents should be in for a ough night at anytime. Coach A. Z. Banner. Seminolc b kelbnll mentor, will probnblv 1 k with tJit'se same five boys in j his starting lineup tonight witii 1 k Reeves and Ben Wells supply- ig reserve strength whlrll has I n a bip faclor thus far. Olhers 1 i impht see action are Larr, I I.«i'v, Kenny Clark and Jerry "5 -WIT. For Ihe juniors. Coach Hiinner will start R:iy Mann and Logan Younp at the guard slots; S. K. Dyess' boys, pre-tournament hi- rerltes to pick up all the marbles, had little trouble In Belting into he finals as they swarmed nil over he Osceola Seminoles by a 82-54 count. And the same was true in the girl's semi-final game. Dyess had Kite trouble here as the Eagle six bounced Shawnee 6B-24 to move into the finals of the girls' division. Armyrel Edges Luxura Armorers boys ran Into plenty of trouble in their game. The Ti-| jers had to come from behind the ast four minutes to overcome the lost Luxorn Panthers by a 49-45 counl in a game that saw Ihe ead change nearly 20 times, score change nearly 20 times. In last night's other game Luxora's boys moved Into the semifinals with a 51-33 victory over Lc- panto. It was necessary for Luxora to play two games last night because 3f the single carryover quarter final game. And this very easily could have cost them a trip to the finals because they, had only three hours rest between games. Finals Tomorrow Finals In the tournament will be played tomorrow night. No tourney games will be played tonight us all teams go back to their regular schedule play. Two consolation and two championship giunes are on Saturday night's agenda. The Ilrst K"'«C is scheduled for 0 p.m. with Dailies following at 7:10, 8:1!0 and 9:30. In Saturday night's first uame Luxora and Shnwni'e girls will clash for third place honors with the Luxorn and Osceola boys meeting to decide third place in the boys division 111 the second name. Dyess and Keiser girls meet at 8:20 in the first championship game with the Dyess and Armorel boys meeting in the final game lo decide first place In the boys' brncKvt. Double Disaster Hits Terry Moore EAST ST. LOUIS, 111, irl'i — End npws seoms to come in lum^hoK for Terry Moore, former star outfielder for the St. Louis Ciirdmnts. Thr bnwlniR alleys owned by Terry and his brother were di'stro\vd by fire, A few days later he \v».s notified (hut tii.s rmilnu'L (o nmn- HRL' thr Phihulelphin Phillies U'nr. not. belup renewed tor next si'iisun. Sports Night Held at Wilson Juniors Outclass Others in First Annual Festival I WILSON — Wilson High School's first nmuui! sports night was held ; last night with members of the junior class outshining other school mutes. The sporls festival was held in [he high school gym with double elimination competition in Volley ball, table, tenni.s and swimming. In the volley ball play the Junior irl.s learn defealed Ihe seniors lli-H and 18-15 while Ihe Junior hoys also proved superior lo Ihe so.niors .15-9 and 16-14. In the table tennis tournament Bonny Blcdsoc, u junior, defeated Johnny Rogers, a sophomore, 21-8 and 21-13. Anil in the swimming meet the , Juniors and the. Ireshmen tied forj first place honors with 35 points! each. Jack SIIKB scored 21 1/12, poinls to pace the freshmen andj Dan Harnclen scored 18 7/12 to; lead the juniors. I Here are tho swimming resulls: ' 75 yard medley relay — first i Harntieii. J. Sano and Wright, second freshmen lime 1-21.5. j 50 yiml free style — Susgs first.! second llanuien. third Wright, and fourth Rhodes, time 31 sec. '^;,-yanl breast stroke — first SU;;L;. sernml llarmk'il, third Wri'vlil. fourlh J. Sano. time 17.5. Divine, -- first Su^ii, second Harntlen. third Clssell. fourth VV1- iley, I :!f>-y,in[ iree My!e -- same as 50 yard winners same time 13.5. j L^S-yanl back .stroke — Hnrmlcn. | M'nmd Wnp;ht, Ihird Rhodes, lime 17. fi 110(1 tivt- style relay - tirst freshmen isu^. Wiley. Rhodes, ficlrinr-lon' second junior team illarnilen. Rledsoe. Sinio. SVrifiht* HESEKVE STRENGTH—Rated us one of the finest of the Chicks' newcomers this season is Kenneth Stanley. Stanley is a B team graduate who has seen quite a bit of action already this season under Coach Jimmy Fisher's lira platoon system. (Courier News Photo) Baker, Wallace Fight Tonight In TV Brawl NEW YORK I.4V-If Bob Baker, a 1-3 favorite, disposes of Coley Wai lace lonlght. the giant Pittsburgh Negro may find himself all dressec up witli no place lo go. Ranked No. 4 among heavy u-eiKhl challengers. Baker has ev erylhing to lose and little to £ against Wallace. Big Bob gave Wallace a decisive whipping Cleveland Oct. 1. dropping him once antl slamming him arounc the ring in the late rounds. They meet again in a 10-rounder a Madison Square Garden. Baker, like ail heavyweights, ha: bis eye on a shot at Rocky Marci nno's Ulle. but he'll have lo take his place at the end of the line. Don Cockell, tne British boxer, Is- a good bet to get the June match with Marciauo. when and If Rocky decides to go back to work. erages In parentheses) First base — Ted Kluszewski, Reds (.3261 Second base—Bobby Avila, Indians (.341) Third base — Al Rosen, Indians (.300) Shortstop — Alvin Dark, Giants (.293) Left field—Stan Musial, Cardinals (.330) Center field—Willie Mays, Giants (.343) Right field—Duke Snider, Dodgers (.341) Catcher — Yogi Berra, Yankees (.307) Righthanded pitcher—Bob Lemon, Indians (23-7) Lefthanded pitcher—Johnny Antonelli, Giants (21-1) Three Holdovers Only three players are holdovers from the 1953 team.. They are Ro- Musiai and Snider. Musial made the team for the eighth time, missing only once since the poll was inaugurated In 1046. Mays, the brilliant Giant outfielder who led both majors in batting with a .345 average, topped nil vote getters. The Negro flash was named on 397 ballots. Musial had 340 votes to easily join Mays in the outfield. Snidej- had tough competition from Boston's Ted Williams before finally sneaking into the third garden spot, 195 votes to Ted's 153. The second biggest vote-getter was Berra. who won the catching position hands down with 389 votes. Runner-up Roy Campanella of the Dodgers drew only nine votes ' Branch Rickey, general manager of the Pirates, was a catcher for the St. Louts Browns (1905 and IflOO and for the N, Y. Highlanders Ufln7». forerunners of the Yankees to seven for Cleveland's Jim Hegan and five for Milwaukee's Del Crandall. Last year Campanella had 174 votes to only five for Berra. Easy Margins All infield positions were decided by comfortable margins. '.Only Avila, at second, had any sort of opposition, polling 259 votes to 117 for Red Schoendienst of the Cardinals. Lemon, winner of 20 games for the sixth time, led all the right- handers with 287 votes but the biggest vote-getter among all the hurler.s was southpaw Johnny An- lonelli, whose 21-7 won-lost record and 2.29 era Was tops among National League moundsmen. The young Giant was named on 344 Georgia Tech. Squad Is Hit Hard by Flu By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Influenza has struck a mighty blow against the Georgia Tech football team, which is preparing at Atlanta for its New Year's Day Cotton Bowl date with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Three centers have been sidelined and a reserve guard is on the borderline. The Engineers worked out yesterday without Larry Morris, Jim- Morris and Jim Carlen— all my centers— and guard Ray hoped the fever of Willoch didn't mean the bug had him also. At Fayetteville the Razorbacka scrimmaged and Coach Bowden Wyatt called it the next to last heavy workout before Christmas. The Porkers spent 45 minutes polishing their offense. Jim Roth, first string tackle who was injured in the Southern Methodist game, has been working a; full speed. Kiner May Sign New Contract NEW YORK W) — Ralph Kiner probably will be asked to sign a new 1955 contract with the Cleveland Indians when he and Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick meet here Saturday. Prick disclosed yesterday he was holding up approval of Kiner's contract in which the slugging outfielder volunteered to take a salary cut above the 25 per cent limit. Kiner, who received a reported $65,000 with the Chicago Cubs last season, was traded to Cleveland last month. Figuring his poor season with the Cubs entitled him to no more than $40,000 for next year, he signed his new contract with the Indians Tuesday. ballots. Robin Roberts, biggest National League winner, was runner- up to Lemon with 97 votes while Antonelli's chief competition came from Warren Spahn. The veteran Braves' lefthander, another six- time 20-game winner, receievd 57 votes. All SeMo Teams In Action Tonight Holland Plays Coote.r; Caruthersville Goes To Portageville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — For the first time this season all nine" of Pemiscot County's basketball teams, will see action tonight. Games will be played In Cooler. Hayti. Steele, and Wradell, as well as out of the county. Holland's cagevs will journey to Cooler. The Holland coach is Rom Malone and Cooler's coach is Hal Rhea. Steele's Bulldogs will play host to the Bragg City Indians. The Braggadocio Eagles will go to Wnrdell. In the other game to be played in the county, Hayti's Indians will be visiled by Senath. The Senath team is from neighboring Dunklin County. Caruthersville High's Tigers will go to Portageville, in New Madrid County and those teams will play a twin bill. Both the A and B teams are slated to see action. The Deering cage team Armorel, Ark., where the boys. A team, junior high boys, and girls, will meet Armorel teams. Purses for Charity MIAMI MPr-One of the most unusual stables at Hialeah is that of the "Eleven Guys." The stable ia owned by eleven businessmen from Cincinnati who bought horses for pleasure and gave all their stable earnings to charity. II It's Official Now, Pirates Own Pels HII^^HBHHMMMHMHHMHMBi^BBH^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™^^^^ For Your Shopping Convenience 'ie following stores will be open to __ _^^^^^_—. _ M>B ^_— Stovall or Lloyd Moore «t the pivot; and Jcny Hill and J. W. Rccct' in [he forward rf'k-s Billv Rabbins, Shamrock Kelly. Juumi' 1 Bnhannon. Jut 1 Thomas and Bin Henderson round out the reserve live. A 'iroiip hiMdcd by J»rob Nowtik. uitvr Pit (.sbnr:h ('« Manager . Kr.mch Ru'r-.i'y SL'.iOl-M tor the club | trday. | In thr deal, the Pirates also : iis-.rtvd in ::UT the iu'\v owners 15 j players mi the NVw Oi'leitns raster.; Tin 1 Pirate.s and IVlinuis nil! <-on- tirme iheiv wor'sins auveenien' Oronl nninos i nuke iireal <>sfis o o SEAGRAM-DISTILLERS COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY. BLENDED WMISKLY. 86.8 PROOF. 65% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. 9P.M EVERY NIGHT NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Beginning Toni Including Christmas Eve! I Westbrook's Family Shoe Store Graber's Guard's Jewelers Firestone Store Goodyear Service Store Goodrich Firzpatrick Jewelers Dreifus Jewelry Company Pat O'Bryant, Jeweler Zellner's Slippe Hess' Store Jiedels Martin's Mens Store Schmuck's Jewelry Rothrock Drug Store Hudson Clothiers Hubbard Hardware The New York Store Darling Shop Feinbero/s General Hardware Co.

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