The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 19, 1953
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1953 Rt.YTHEVIU-B; (ARK.) COURIEn NEWS PAGE FIVE Blytheville Stages Comeback to Get Si in Whitehaven Team Fades as Chicks Winby63-50Edge Whitehaven, Tenn., couldn't hold up under the pressure of a tight game and caved in during the third and fourth quarters as Blytheville rolled to its sixth consecutive triumph at Haley Gym last night 63-50. The tall Tennesseeani probably had the best chance to beat the Chickasaws of any team this year They led by as much as seven point* early in the game when Blytheville couldn't get a shot to go in «nd was having tough luck in rebounding under Its own backboard. Trailing one point at baUUme, the ChicUs kept the pressure on as Bobby Hill, Dexter West and Red Children tot control of the boards. Hold Uad Blytheville rallied for a five- point third quarter lead and began running away with the game in the final tour minutes of that period. After pulling even at 4-4 in the flrit quarter, Blythevllle missed four straight from close in and Whitehaven's Tigers jumped to a 8-4 lend which they expanded to 11-4 with 1:10 remaining in the period. But Childress came through with five points in the final minute and a half and West added a couple of free throws to knot der the Chicks. Dexter West with three for five and Hill with two for three led in accuracy. Mosley had three lor ten and Jones three for nine. In the preliminary, BIytheville's B team walked off with a 68-42 win over the Whitehaven Bees. Chuck Langston, Danny Edgmon and Earl Hyde were the point leaders, scoring all but 11 of the total. The locals led 20-20 at the half and 45-31 going into the final quarter. Blytheville P os . F West 13 Hill 9 Childress 24 Mosley 10 Jones 6 Whitehaven Bushing 5 Womack 4 Bounds in Starnes 6 Johnson 9 Cora Combs Substitutes: Blytheville — Taylor, Cobb 1, Edgmon, Akers, Hall; Whitehaven—Whalen 5, Biggers 2, Carter. Blytheville Langston 21 Stanley 8 Edgmon 19 going into the second Hyde 15 White 3 B Team Pos. F F C G G Women Here On Holiday Mat Show Promoter Mike Meroney puts on his annual Christmas all star wrestling card at Memorial Audi- Eldred 9 iorium Monday night and for the Peek 18 ! occasion he has lined up a wom- Whitehaven Carter 2 Prichard k It 11-11 quarter. In spite of hits by Hill. Mosley and Childress, the Chicks held but a 17-16 lead after three minutes. Hill rebounded one and sank a free throw to put the Maroons ahead 20-18, but White-1 haven rrjlied to take a 24-21 edge with one minute left. Red Hits Childress' final field goal of the half trimmed the difference to 24-23. Blytheville went Into the lead to stay in the third period as Childress hit four points, west got seven and Bobby Jones scored over Shawnee in the Dell gymnasi- from 20. 10 and 25 feet to pro- urn lost night to close out its pre- duce a 46-41 lead. Whitehaven pulled up to within two points—50-48—in the first three minutes of the final quarter before Childress got loose for 11 points, ten of them in the last foi:r minutes. Childress was high for the n ; 7ht with 24 points, hitting five of 14 shots from the floor. 40 Percenters Overall, the Chicks hit on 21 of en's bout plus a four-man tag match. Tangling in the first bout will be a couple of comely misses, Cora Combs of Hazard. Ky., and Janette Collins of Nashville. Tenn. They'll meet over the one-hour time limit, best two of three falls route. This will be the first appearance here for Miss Collins. She comes to Blytheville highly rated among the clan of fairer sex grapplers. Miss Combs has appeared here twice before and the blonde bomb who is rated as one of the Substitutes: Blythevllle — Bagley; Whitehaven — Phillips 5. Champion 1, Rice 4. Dell Boys In Easy Win Girls Also Win Against Shawnee Dell came up with twin victories holiday cage schedule. Dell's girls opened the evening with a 50-42 win as Whistle sacked j \ v jth t wo 0 { the W = elch boys, Joe prompt action, B. B. Chrlstenberry, Graham Joins Pack After Olson Wants Title Shot After Young Victory Ry JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) _ The Conga line chasing middleweight champ Bobo Olson has an added starter today — 31- year-old Billy Graham. Graham moved Into the midfle class last night to show his old boxing mastery while subduing a wild, inept Paddy Young on a unanimous decision. Nobody thought it was close. Referee Al Berl scored the Madison Square Garden scrap 9-1, Judge Art Aidala 8-2 and Bert Grant 7-3 all for Graham. The AP card had it 8-1-1. Paddy's Boys Impresssed Even Paddy's manager, Harry Stickevers. was impressed by Billy. "The way the guy fought lie can lick anybody — Olson included," said Stickevers, who saw Paddy lose to Olson last June. "I like to fight mtddleweights," said Graham. "They're easier to hit. I was able to get my combinations off." "We want a shot at the title- any title—" said Irving Cohen, Graham's manager. "Either the welter or Olson." Graham has plenty of company chasing Olson. Kid Gavilan. the welter champ, wants in. So do Rocky Castellani, Ernie Durando, Yolandee Pompce and just about, any middleweight you can name. Only 5,001) The crowd of 5.281 paying $17.553 to see the nationally televised bout was a little disappointed in Young's showing but seemed Impressed by Kentucky Makes History, Tops St. Louis University for First Time 1 By BEN PIILEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — The "new" Kentucky basketball team, admittedly out for revenge on everything in sight, has knocked over the first of its major targets. The Wildcats whipped St. Louis 71-59 last night, something no previous Kentucky team ever has done. The two clubs had met three limes before, always in the Sugar Bowl tournament in New Orleans. top contenders for Mildred Burke's crown, proved herself a capable Graham's fine work. The betting price did some twister in her last appearance I strange dipsy doodles during the here last summer. I da >'. moving from even money at The four-man tag match is ex-j *<* weigh-in to 12 to 5 Graham peeled to be a rough house affair and "out" before the fight. Taking Lou Tsioropoulos was the big man for Adolph Rupp's learn, controlling both back boards and holcl- ng high scoring Dick Boushka to > mere 10 points. Co-captains Prank Ramsey with 21 and Clif Hagan with 18 led the Kentucky scoring but Tsioropoulos' performance overshadowed both. The victory was the fourth straight for the Wildcats who arc back in action this season after n year's layoff, forced when ihe Southeastern Conference suspended them for overemphasis. Indian^, the only team in the country rated ahead of Kentucky n the Associated Press poll, opened i western tour with a 74-54 tri- imph over Montana. The game marked the dedication of Mon- ana's new 5300,000 field house but .he Hoosiers didn't give ihc home ans much to cheer about. Indiana low has won five in a row . Five of the major conferences vere in action last night. Alabama beat Mississippi 72-68 and Auburn losed out Georgia 75-73 in the Southeastern. Unbeaten Cornell defeated, Yale 85-69 in the Ivy. Houston whipped Detroit 77-02 in the Missouri Valley. Maryland scored its third Atlantic Coast Conference victory in four starts with a 79-48 decision over South Carolina. Richmond defeated Virginia Military 75-fi2 and George Washington won its fourth straight, 65-53 over William and Mary, in the Southern Conference, iVAIA Tournament In the NA1A small college tournament ut Kansas City. Southwest Missouri State ami East Texas ousted Illinois Wcsloyan fiO-54. All-America Tom Gola scored 10 points in leading LaSalle to a 58-49 victory over Georgetown in a Philadelphia rloiibleheader. Temple whipped Lebanon Valley 72-63 in the first game. Iowa scored its 60th conseculve home victory over a non-conference foe as it handed Southern California its first loss 66-57. Bill Lognn scored 21 points for the Hawkeyes. Bob Mattick turned in his best scoring performance of ihe season —33 points—in Oklahoma A&M's 71-44 runaway against Utah. UCLA tripped Denver 70-63 but two other Skyline Conference clubs fared considerably better. Wyoming defeated Hardin-Simmons 68-49 and unbeaten Brigham Young whipped Murray, Ky., State 77-65. Kansas State Broke loose in the second half for a 74-64 victory over the University of Washington. Washington State also bowed, 71-45, to California. In other games Tufts upset Har- vard 71-68, Texas Christian defeated Abllicne Christian 79-47. and Wichila scored its eighth victory in nine starts, 85-49 over College of the Pacific. Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PltlCSS NAIA Tournament (semi-finals> Sprin.Tfielrt iMoi 07, Hamlinc 52 East Texas 60. Illinois Wesleyan 4 Other Games Cornell 85. Yale 69 Maryland 79, South Carolina 48 Penn Stale 65, American Uuiv 2 George Wash 65. Wm & Mary 53 Louisiana Tech 73, Culver-Stockton 46 Southwestern (Memphis) 72, Missouri Mines 71 Kentucky 71. St. Louis 59 Oklahoma A&M 71, Utah 44 Miss Southern 97, Findlay 79 Nebraska Wesleyan 74, Rockhurst 62 Emporia State 87, Bethany (Kan) 60 McPherson 80, Southwestern (Kan) 76 Wichila 85, College of Pacific 49 St. Benedicts (Kan) 64, PHtsburg (Kan i 62 Concordia (St. Louis) 71, Lin- Opens Gym Lions Grab Win in First Game at 'Home' LEACHVILLE — Reclor came to town last night to help Leachvilla dedicate its new S60.000 gymnasium and the locals got things started Hie right way in their modern structure. Leachville's girls came up with a 36-33 win while the boys were getting a smashing GfM2 victory. Adams. Kennctt and Ray, with 18, 17 and 12 points respectively, were point leaders for the Lions. Swihart and Bclwards. with 17 and 13. led the Lioness sextette in j Leachville's 1,500-seat capacity LeacliviMe Tos. Rector Henry 6 P Rust 21 Swihart 17 P Adams 4 Edwards 13 P McDonald 5 Bryant G Reynolds Jones G Williams Poe G Jvlarlar Substitutes: Lcnchville — Adams; Rector — Girtman 3. Leachville Pos. Rector Blocker 8 P Pruitt 17 Hcrndon P Tidwell 3 Adams 18 C Bishop 10 Ray 12 G Galyean 1 Kcnnett 17 G Milburn 4 Substitutes: Leachville — Lloyd 5, Rauls 1, Ward 2, ScottS, Thweatt 2; Reclor — Lylcs 2, Lawrence 2, Livesay 1, Thrasher 2. coin (Mo) 64 College of Emporia 63, Baker (Kan) 45 Westminster (Mo) 65, McKendree 61 31 poinls. nd Edward, renewing nn age old The Dell boys, with Edwards hit- ; feud with two of their bitter ring ting for 21 markers, roared past j enemies, the visitors 51-28 and played a total! Roberts. Eddie Malone and Red of 12 boys in the game. This feud has been going on for for Shawnee. It was Dell's final game before entering the Arkansas-State College 52 shots for a 43 percent average-I Northeast Arkansas Invitational Brnwer's eight points were high ! y ettts ancl evel 'y time * no together, 'the fans generally see a good, rough evening. Whitehaven sank 19 of 62 attempts or just ten percentage points un- Gosnell Boys Keep Winning Take 53-40 Game From Braggadocio Gosnell's boys continued their winning ways last night as they conquered Braggadocio 53-40 In the Gosnell gymnasium. The Oosnell girls made it a perfect ni^ht for the locals. They took a 40-32 decision from the visitors. Harmon Cook's 2l' points led the Gosnell attack, but the rebounding and defensive work of Donald Fowler was the big factor In the Pirates' win. Bevill's 20 markers and Lollar's 16 paifl off for Gosnell's girls. Marshall had 26 for Braggadocio. Gosnell Pos. Braggadocio Powler 4 P tjycle 7 P Allen 13 C Bevill 8 G Cook 21 G Substitutes: Gosnell — Davis, •^Southard, Lollar; Braggadocio — Bryant, Wallen. Watklns 7 McLemore 5 Pullam 17 Bruton 3 Teete Ocsncll s. Potter 4 Bevlll 20 Lollar 16 Smith B. Potter Via Pos. P F P O O O Substitutes: Oosnell Braggadocio — Hayes. Braggadocio Clark 3 Marshall 2(i Landnmi 3 Lafferty Tilmnn Maxwell Whittle; Leachville Juniors Win LEACHVILLE - The Cubs of Leaehville Junior High School turned back Paragould 52-20 in a show of power at Paragould last night. It was onby the second Ions of the season for Paragould. Jonesboro holds the only other decision over them. Jonesboro also put the only blot on the Cubs' record. The Whirlwind declsioned the Cubs in « -yrlmible overtime. Tournament when the Blue Devils meet Valley View on Dec. 28. Dell now has a 9-3 record. Dell Blair 5 Whistle 31 Richardson 14 Tale Sigmon Helems Pus. P F P G G G Shawnee Miller 21 Kimberlin 11 Eddlnrrs 10 Jones Simnson Ashburn Downs Tigers Caruthersville Falls by 58-39 CARUTHERSVILLE — PortageSubstitutes: Dell —Sheltoii, Hoi-i vllle "'shed into town last night lis, Buck Shawnee — Bennett, Dell Shelton 2 Stamey 6 Johnston 10 Edwards 21 Chandler 5 Substitutes Peterson, Hubbard; Jey. Sliawnee P P C G G and unleashed a smooth attack to cut down Caruthersville's Tigers 58-39. Brewer 81 clavs anti Segal came up with 39 Tinu-on •> i r>°i n ' s between them to pace the WUsSnsl^'^totheir win. Simons 4 Starling 2 Dell —Simmons 2 Austin 5, Wilbanks, Mlnyard, Cook, Culp. Peeples; Shawnee — Dean, Brooks 7. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden)—Billy Graham, ISO'.j,. New Pranks and Cravens with 12 and 111 points were high for Caruthersville. Caruthei'svllle trailed by nine points at the end of the first quarter, but wns behind 20 points at halflime. The Tigers outscored the visitors in the second half 25-24. Tuesday night, Caruthersville travels lo Wardell. Caruthersville Pos. Cravens 11 P ATcClanahan 4 P York, outpointed Paddy 161, New York. 10. Young, West Palm Beach, Fin. — Glen Flanagan, 135, St. Paul, outpoint- ed Baby Joe Dlez, 139, Havana, 10. Philadelphia — Johnny Gentile, 45, Philadelphia, outpointed Chico Corsey, 145'i, Chester, Pa., 1 (cor- •ect). Wilson 6 c Pranks 12 G Abernathy 2 G Substitutes: Portajreville Baker 4 Segal 20 Hawkins 1 Clays 19 Carlisle 14 Caruthersville — Hughes. Gregory 4; Portageville — Moore, Inman. Three bowling teams representing .Mid-West brewers finished among the first four teams in the 1953 ABC tournament. New York State Athletic Commission chairman, visited both dressing rooms before the figbt. New judges replaced those working the prelims as the main eventers entered the ring. Seven Stitches There were no knockdowns In the fight as Graham made his talented left and straight right hand pay off. Many of Young's wild hooks to the body and head were blocked by Graham's arms. "I ligured he'd light flat-footed," said Young. "But he moved pretty good. I couldn't get off." Young had seven stitches taken in a cut around his right eye in his dressing room. Wilson Boys, Armorel Girls Get Victories Armorel and,Wilson managed to divide a pair of games in the Armorel gymnnsium last night. Armorel's girls \von n 27-28 decision when they snnk a free throw after the game had ended. But Wilson's boys came back to take a 60-48 victory showing brilliant rebounding and set shooting. Wilson managed to stop Armorel's sizzling Cnrl Patterson in the first half, holding htm to a handful of points. But the nifty sophomore broke loose in the second half and came out with a point total of 33. Howard Cissell led Wilson with 20 points. Golf pro Ellsworth Vines was a top amateur tennis player 20 years ago. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 21 8:00 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c Special - - Ladies Bout Miss Cora Combs vs Miss Janette Collins One hour time limit — 2 out of 3 Falls Plus 4-Man Tag Bout- Red Roberts & Eddie Malone vs. Joe and Edward Welch MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! HARNESSING TV POWER for undreamed of TV enjoyment SuperJsT TV ANTENNA delivers 100% of the TV picture power la your TV set on all channels 2 to 131 fi OR MANY YEARS, the only TV antennas that would deliver long distance reception without noise, ghosts, snow and flutter, were the single-channel antennas. They \vero tuned exclusively to the wavelength of one channel. There were all-chatmel antennas, but they did not deliver full power on some channels. Now, JFD engineers have combined the best features of 12 single-channel antennas with the famous "Jctenna" Conical to provide long-distance reception of all channels 2 to 13—in only one compact antenna. 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