The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 31, 1954
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Holiday Cage Classics Head Into Final Stages Missouri Wins Big Seven Meet Tigm G«t Hot, Dump Kansas State 19-71 in Finals By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY liB—The Missouri Tigers won the ninth Big Seven Conference pr«-season tournament last night with one of the hottest shooting hands in history of the "coach Sparky stalcup's Tigers scored on 47.4 per cent of then- shots in besiting Kansas State, 8911, before a capacity Municipal Auditorium crowd of 10,500. It was the most decisive victory 1» any finals of the tournament. Kansas' 10 points, 75-66, over Missouri ID 1951, was the previous wide spread. 4. 6-polnt pre-game favorite, Missouri hit 51.9 per cent of their shots the first hall and hald a. n- point lead. 48-38, at the intermission. All seven Tiger players In the first half scored. Kansas State, three times winner of the tournament, was exceptionally cool against the sharp MissourisHS the first halt and never did really warm up. The Wildcats settled for a 30.3 game nercentage. " The best Iowa state team to appear in the tournament since 1948 woo third place by beating Oklahoma, 71-S4, in the night opener. H afternoon games, Colorado defeated the (U«t California Bears, M-80, lor fifth pla«, and defending champion Kansas edged Nebraska, 69-6«, for the seventh spot. Med Park waa Missouri's best tcor«r last night with 34 points although It was a 6-foot 4-inch jun- lor, Norman Stewart, who was th« Tigers' key man throughout the tournament. Stewart got 18 points in the final game, making 7 of his 10 field goal attempts, and was third in scoring for the tournament with 6S. Center Bob Belter was sixth with 51 and Park seventh with 58. Chuck Duncan, Iowa State center, topped the tournament field in scoring with 15 points. Lester .Lane of Oklahoma was second at 67. last night with George Washington, with a second-half barrage that Missouri Notre Dame, Maryland, buried the Engineers. Canisius Dartmouth and Lafayette captur- meets St. Bonaventure in finals ing tourney crowns. Two major Saturday night. Six Titles Decided In Games Last Night By SHELDON SAKOWITZ The Associated Press Tournament championships were scattered all over the country today as collegiate basketball's holiday classics headed into their final stages. Six championships were decided 'alo, trimming Georgia Tech 70-56 classics — the ECAC Festival at classics — the JUUAC resuvai at *-.^"v"— Jt «~ ... • -•-• New York and the Queen City court power, was the only other ^dBd*r 10 v -- 5ti11 sr&? SL«S,-S« nk^kmT^'postiT^ ss-"f f?~,ra victory over Richmond to win the smothered St. Louis 82-RS w,th a first annual Richmond Invitational, mighty last-half surge. Joe Holup and Corky Devlin scored 29 and 27 points for the Colonials. Missouri Wins Big 1 Eleventh - ranked Missouri annexed the Big Seven Conference Tournament with a decisive 89-71 Basketball Scores Tournament wim a oecisive oy-u. ^ lacing of Kansas State. The sharp- Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS shooting Tigers bolted to a 45-28 SUGAR BOWL halftone advantage and coasted the rest of the way. ,„.„., e , Notre Dame's Johnny Stephens ' Bradley 71' New Orleans Loyola provided the scoring impetus as n (for thjrd) the Irish dethroned Holy Cross 74- Blg s even 69 to win the Sugar Bowl crown. Missouri 89 The first half was nip and tuck ( cnam pi on£hip , '1th the teams tied 29-29 at inter- ,„„,„ <,,,,. „, with the teams tied 29-39 at int mission. Midway in the last half mission. Midway in the last Bait thjrd) Notre Danie went on a 13-4 out- Co . lc burst and the Irish never were headed. Cincinnati Beaten Maryland jolted once-beaten Cincinnati 78-61 to take the Kentucky Nort hwester All-American city title .The smooth (cnam pi onshl p) and steady Terrapins were in com- i nd i ana s t a t, maixJ all the way as they won .„ ,.__ . the championship for the second Straiffnt year. j'ort nays \ rva.ii i oiiaiic c Dartmouth upset highly favored Kendree 72 (championship) Connecticut 6«-96 in the finals of Ml5sourl Mines 59, got the New England Tournament on a one-handed shot by Dick Fairley from near center court with live seconds left. Other ' Tourney A second-half scoring spree carried Lafayette to a 16-12 victory over Hofstra in the championship game of the fourth annual Hof- stri Invitational. Canisius entered ,the finals of its own Queen City Invitation at Buf- 4-Minute Mile Target Of Wes Santee Today NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wee Santee of Kansas aimed it a 4-minute mile today in the Sugar Bowl track meet, hop- Ing his added experience would more than outweigh his lack of recent competition. "Monday I worked out on the are Art Dalzall ol Kansas and Ted 3uthern California track and did Strycker, former Hays (Kan.) State SOL. ..... three 440'6 in 58, 53 and 51 seconds," he said. "Tuesday I ran flve with my times 59, 56, 56, 54 and 52. A year ago workouts such as these would have been tough. This week they were a breeze. I have grown a year older and a year better. "I know I am much faster, but I lack the racing edge that comes only with competition." BoM* American Record Sant«, who holds the American leoord of 4:00.6. said he shot for a 4-minute mile every time he went on a track. "H conditions — weather, track and pace—are right," he said, "it could be this time." Two of the six other starters are Santee's personal friends. These ace and now stationed at Lake Charles Air Force Base. Other starters are Sture Landquist of Sweden and Fred Eckhofl of Oklahoma A&M, and Bill Tidwell,, the Kansas State Teachers (Emporia.) runner who has beaten Santee twice in their 11 meetings. The world record is held by John Landy of Australia, who ran the mile in 3:5«. Fights Last Night Sf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minneapolis — Lauro Salae, 131, Monterrey, Mco, stopped Mickey Zlelke, 1M, Lacrosae, Wls.. t. SEE Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech New Year's Day The Cotton Bowl at 12:45 13 WHB01V MEMPHIS Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 SUOAB BOWL Notre Dame 74, Holy Cross 69 (championship) Iowa State 71. Oklahoma 64 (for Colorado 69, California 60 (for fifth) Kansas 69, Nebraska 69 (for seventh) Tilldwest Collegiate Northwester La 65, Anderson S8 56, Central Mis- 50 (for third) Sunshine Tourney Fort Hays (Kan) State 90, Mc' ihip) Southwest Okla 65 (for third) Southwestern La 76, Taylor (for fifth) Western Colorado 66, Eastern New Mexico 59 (for seventh) Lake Charles Mcneese Tourney McNeese (La) 63, Southeastern Okla 59 (championship) Sam Houston State 72, Lamar Tech 69 (for third) Quincy Tourney Western Illinois 69, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 50 (championship) Kirksville (Mo) 69, HI. Wesleyan 67 (for third) Kansas Conference (semifinals) Southwestern (Kan) 84, College of Emporia 70 Kansas Wesleyan 99, McPherson 76 Other Games Kentucky 82, St. Louis 6S Iowa 73, Stanford 46 Ohio State 12, Oklahoma City «1 Western Kentucky 89, Brlgham Young 78 Michigan State 86, Penn State T Wichita 81, Colorado A&M 59 Michigan 82, Valparaiso 55 Arizona 79, Miss Southern 72 San Jose State 68 Washington (St, Louis 48 ^ State High School Hot Springs Holiday Tournament: Semifinals Hot. Springs 63, Catholic High 44 El Dorado 68, Jeasievuie W NEW DEAL — Ferris Pain displays his hatting form at "Walnut Creek, Calif. In his third uniform in four years, that of the Detroit Tigers, the first baseman hopes to win" his third American League batting championship. (NBA) Although Not Outstanding, 1954 Banner Year in Missco Sports Whitfield Gets Sullivan Award Premier Half-Miler Receives Trophy For Sportsmanship NEW YORK (IP)— Mai Whitfield the world's premier half-miler for six years, reached another goal In an illustrouB career that includes two Olympic championships when he was named winner of the James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy for 1054. The 30-year-old former Air Force sergeant was someplace In the Middle East on a good will tour sponsored by the state department when the Amateur Athletic Union made the announcement yesterday. His Bit G<ml But his sister in LOG Angeles said .to win the coveted trophy was one of her brother's big goal*. He thus joins a long list of some of America's greatest amateur athletes. Golfer Bobby Jones was presented with the initial award in 1930. The award is presented annually by the AAU to "the amateur athlete who, by performance, example and good influence, did most to advance the cause of good sportsmanship during the year." Presented In February It will be presented to Whitfield Feb. 20 in New Yotf by AAU President Louis G. Wilke of Bartles- By BILL BEALL Courier New* Corretpondent Ninteen hundred and fifty- four will be giving birth to a new son in only a few hours and when this infant comes on the scene at 12:00 tonight his old man \vil\ have to be satisfied with his accomplishments in history books for he will never again be given the opportunity to improve on them. In his memoirs he will be able to look and offer suggestions to his son but never again will the chance be given for him to improve on his own records. Certainly he has nothing to be ashamed of and if his offspring c»n parallel his ol 1 man's achievements he will make out all right, but most fathers their sons to surpass anything he ever did and with parents like 1955 has we must conclude the newer edition will make his mark in the world. The year which Is leaving us today saw among other things the track's sound barrier cracked when not one, but two, gentlemen of the cinders ran the mile In under four minutes. In the athletic world the breaking of the four minute sound barrier was undoubtably 1954's greatest achievement, but there went others. Many columns will be devoted to such achievements in the next week or so in the sports pages of all the newspapers in our country, and they will be filed away for reference in the future; however, there are many things which go on under our own noses which we never expect to gain national fame, but which in our own locality, Is a very Important phase of our everyday living. We are too prone to overlook our own athletic programs in our intermediate vicinity and for this reason this article is devoted to athletics of 1954 in Mississippi County. First Came Basketball The first thing to oom« off in 1954 of »ny importance In the athletics was the Mississippi Ounty Basketball Tournaments »nd the boys' division saw Dyess winning for the umpteenth time, but closely followed by Luxora. The Luxor* five took first place honors in the District Championships, but were eliminated after two games in the SUU Playoffs. Th« girls' cham-i plonship for the County wis won by Kelser. In Class A basketball. Blytheville and Leachvtlle again proved the class of Mississippi County. The Chicks of Blytnevllle walked off with the county championship but lost out to Leachville In the semi-finals ol the District, S tournament. Leachville went on to the finals of the district meet before losing to Jonesboro. Track appeared on the scene soon after the arrival of the Robin Redbreasts and with speedster Bobby Dixon paving the way, the Kelser Yellowjackets marched away frorr Jonesboro with the championship honors in the "B" Division. In one of the most outstanding games of Little League Baseball ever played in the Northeast Arkansas League, the Parkin crew won over Osceola 3-3 in i game which went four extra innings. The win gave the Parkin nine first place honors. Little Leuue Growi Little League baseball took over the summer amateur scene with the year seeing further growth in the youth program. In Blythevllle's Little League it was the American Legion entry that hogged all the honors while in the .Northeast Arkansas team of which Blytheville Is not a member. Parkin and Osceola squared off in a ding-dong battle that went four extra innings before Parkin won 3-3. That victory gave Parkin the NEA title but the game put a fitting ollmax to a wonderful Osceola season. With the fall season came football, th» king of Mississippi County sports. Chicki Did, Okay In spite of the fact It received very WUe »ta.t* recognition, Blythevllle's Chlckasaws, the "big boys" of the Bounty's football earns, turned in another magnificent year with a record of nine 'Ictories and a single loss. The Chicks capped their season by ihellaoklng Newport, ihe District 2AA "champions" 39-14. And in Class B football, Coach Charley Sims' Kelser Yellow Jackets won the district championship honors. Burdette finished In a tie with the Yellow Jackets but because Kelser defeated Burdette n regular season play, the Arkansas Athletlo Association awarded the title to Reiser with Burdette getting the No. 2 spot. More Balance The 1954 yoar Just concluded showed a trend of more balance hroughout the county in basketball, football and track. All games between two Mississippi County ootball teams were close with the winners being satisfied to oome out with even a one-point margin. vllle, Okla. Whitfield, the first Negro to win the trophy, gained fame at Ohio State which he attended while in the Air Force, was the first choice on 252 of the 657 ballots cast by a tribunal of sports authorities.. Whitfield In holder of the World 880-yard record of 1:48.6 and the indoor 600-yard mark of 1:09.6. He set an Olympic 800-meter mark of 1:49.2 In 1948 and matched it in 1952 at Helsinki. Wilt Breaks 2 Mile Mark OHICAOO (If}— Veteran distance runner Fred Wilt, making his first competitive start of the season last night set one of eight meet records in the University of Chicago holiday track meet. Wilt toured the two mile run In 9:14.7, beating the record of 9:22.8 set by Klkuo Morlya, of Wheaton, lit College In the Inaugural meel last yew. He was never headed anc won by 36 yards over Phil Coleman of Chicago. Defending champion Moriya finished third. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rort Wayne 93, Minneapolis 76 TV Fans to Get Bird'* Eye View ol Rose Bowf PASADENA, Calif. <JP) — Rose Bowl television viewers will get a bird's-eye view tomorrow. NBC will take overhead shots from a blimp of the annual parade and football game. FOLLOW TOO CLOSE! _ At b«it It tokM 126 fM* to tfop a cor ol 40 rntlM p*r Hovr-m (wt ol 30. iM M 09**cy for •»d ptnonal hwrOM* pr» Kctien through dMdwd poy RAYMOND ZACHRY Insurance Agency 118 N. 2nd St. Phone PO. 3-8811 Lumbermcns At the close of the 1963-54 basketball season perhaps only Dyesi and Luxora boys, Reiser and Dyess girls showed this balance ot power, but In the infancy of the 1954-55 basketball campaign Indications point to a better balanced league in the boys' division, although Dyesi is still given th« number one teanvto-heat spot, and Kelser and Dyess girls show th» power In that category. The year juat ended also saw Osceola drop girls' basketball which had been In their program for many years: however, th« trend undoubtably will »«« to th« near future less and l��si girls' teams in the Mississippi County schools. Maybe the new year has many surprises in store for the coaches, players and fan* in the county, but regardless of the outcome In any sport no one can ever deny th« thrills and spills given to us by our 1954 grandfather. GOOD FORTUNE IN'55 Advertisement For Bids Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Drainage District No. 17, of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in the office of the District in the First National Bank Building, Blytheville, Arkansas, until 11:00 o'clock A. M. (CST), January 12, 1955, for excavating approximately 28,709 cubic yards of material (ditch clean-out), at which time and place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after closing time will be returned unopened. Copies of the plans, specifications and other proposed contract documents are on file in the office of Drainage District No. 17, at Blytheville, Arkansas, and are open for public inspection. A set of such documents may be obtained from C. G. Redman, Secretary of the District, upon deposit of Five Dollars ($5.00), which deposit will be refunded to each actual bidder upon return of such documents in good order within five days after receipt of bids. The character and amount of security to be furnished by each bidder are stated in the above mentiond document*. Bidder miut h« licensed in the State of Arkansas, and no bid may t* withdrawn after the scheduled closing tim« for receipt of bids for at least thirty (30) day*. The Board of Commissioners reserve* th« right to reject any or all bid* and to waive informalities. Board Of Commissioners Of Drainage District No. 17 ou C. w. f\eaman Secretary The best of everything to you in the New Year ahead! We wish you all good luck and take this opportunity, too, to thank you for your patronage In th« year now closing. GOWEN UPHOLESTRYSHOP IN THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY CHANCERY COURT (Chlokauwl* Dl.trlot) STATE OF ARKANSAS Plaintiff Vt. No. 12878 (I960 Forfeiture) DELINQUENT LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FORFEITED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES AND SOLD TO THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Defendant. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Ant. No. 119 of th« General Assembly ot the State of Arkansas of 1935, and amendments thereto, there has been filed In the office of the Clerk of Mississippi County Chancery Court the complaint of the State of Arkansas to quiet and confirm in said State and/or redeemers, purchasers, donees and assigns, the title to certain lands mentioned In said complaint and lying in th» county of Mississippi and State of Arkansas. All persons who can set up any right to the lands so forfeited and sold are hereby warned to appear In the Mississippi County Chancery Court at the May, 1955 term, after the publication of this notice, to-wit, on the 23rd day of May, 1956, and show cause, If any there be, why the title to »ald forfeited lands should not be confirmed, quieted and vested In the State of Arkansas and/or redeemers, purchasers, donees and assigns In fee simple forever. The description ol said lands and the names of the persons, firm or corporation last paying taxes thereon are as follows: LIST OF STATE LANDS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FORFEITED FOR 1950 TAXES BLYTHEVILLE DISTRICT Person, firm or corp. Part of Tax, Penalty last paying taxes thereon Section Section Area and Cast Towiuhip 15 North, Ranee 8 East H. 8. Allen NV4 Lot 16 E(4 NW NE 11 » t.10 Person. Firm or Corp. Tax, Penalty Last Paying Taxes Thereon Lot Block and Co§t BLYTHEVILLE Allison Addition Llllle S. Moran 13 S $15.98 Brawley Addition Clifton Thomas , 28 2 1.30 W. J. * Beatrice Pruitt N 145' 21 3 19.54 HolUpeter'i 2nd Addition Unknown 6 9 3.06 Larry 4th Addition James * Wllsle Banks 31 1.30 Lirry 5th Addition .,. Mattle Williams & Pete Willis Lot 24 15.8! 2nd Replat J. f. Pride & Gateway Sub-division Steve Calvert E 50' 14 D 13.08 Edwin Robinson Addition Pearl White 4 Anna White 6 Ruddle Heights Addition Pearl L. Oean 4 West End Sub-Division Lela Wilson 9 Wilson 3rd Addition L. L. Bearden H LEACHVILLE Hooker Addition Unknown 12 Park Addition Leroy Carter S 30' SV4 11 Staudcnmayer Addition Annie Gobbards NV4 9 MANILA Irres. Lots 36-15-8 J. W. Ruasell Lot 3 A NE NE Original Survey Jack Tipton 238 STATE OT ARKANSAS COUNTY OF PULASKI ss CERTIFICATE I, Claude A. Rankln, Commissioner of State Lands within and for the State of Arkansas, do hereby certify that the foregoing two pages of typewritten matter contain a complete and accurate list ot all lands and town lots now belonging to the State of Arkansas In Blythevllta District Mississippi County, under forfeiture for non-payment of taxes, which remain undisposed of and which subject tfl confirmation In accordance with the provisions of Act No. 119 of the Acts of the Fiftieth General Assembly of the StaU of Arkansas, approved March ID, IMS, Act No. 318 of the Acts of th« Fifty-second General Assembly or the State of Arkansas, approved March U. H'8, Act No. 423 of the Act* of the Fifty-third General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved March 11. 1941, and Act No. JM .of the Acts of U» Fifty-fourth. Otnwal Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved March ».."«• IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I haw hereunto art my hand and affixed the Ma! of my office at Little Rock, Arkaiaai, on this th« «1> d»y °' "'(a**))' 64 ' CLAUDE A. RANKIN. OommlMloner of St»U Un<U. Witnes* my h»nd and awl this the Mrd (Seal) <M Chancery TOM GENTRY, Attornsjr WMrtl. 4 13 6 B 17 3.81 15.63 2.61 7.82 331 3JO .66 6.75 11 JO ».JO (1950 TAX SUIT)

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