The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 4, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHETTLLE (ARK.V COURIER Blytheville Eyes Tough Road Ahead Regular Schedule Is to be Resumed Here Tomorrow A sound Northeast Arkansas tournament thumping behind them, Blytheville's Chickasaws today turned their attention to regular schedule play which begins here tomorrow night when the Chicks take on Caruthersville at Haley Field gymnasium. ' The visiting Missourians aren't figured as being too tough this year, but from there on out, the schedule is dominated by some of Arkansas' finer teams. Friday night, as a starter, the Chicks journey to Leachville's new gymnasium to do battle with the up and coming Lions. Champ on Slat* Remainder of the slate includes a whole handful of powerful Arkansas clubs Including 1953 state champion Clinton, runnerup Monticello, and Hoxie, which Blytheville edged past in an overtime In Jonesboro's NBA event. AH told, It's one of the best basketball schedules in Blytheville history. .Saturday night, Jonesboro rocketed to a 17-5 first-quarter lead and held off the Chicks the rest of the evening to take the final game of Arkansas State College's Invitational affair, 64-52. That first quarter Was the lowest one-quarter scoring effort of Coach Jimmy Fisher's coaching career. It was the Chicks' first loss in ten games this year. The smooth pivot play of Jonesboro's Larry Grisham and the often erratic passing and ball-handling of Blytheville were two of the big factors Saturday night. Oddly enough, the Chicks had one of their best nights of the year on a percentage shooting basis. They hit 17 of 35 field goal attempts for a 48 per cent mark. But they lost the ball H times on their passing and dribbling and managed to get only 17 rrtounds under the Jonesboro basket. Meanwhile, Jones-ooro was having a great night, as Grisham fed 23 points into the nets. Steadier After that nightmarish first period, the Chicks settled down to a steadier brand of ball, outscoring the Hurricane 17-18 In the second quarter. But Jonesboro still had an Imposing 33-22 halltlme lead on the basis of that first period. With sophomore Bobby Jones coming through for seven points In the third quarter, Blythevtlle managed to get within eight points of the Hurricane. Jones hit a couple of free throws. Red Childress made good on a Held goal and with 5:40 re malnlng In the period, Bobby Hill sank one from the corner to put it at 36-28. Then Grisham and Bobby Riggs pushed Jonesboro to a 40-29 lead before Jones dumped a 30-footer and Dexter West came through from the corner to bring It back to 42-33. But Jonesboro pulled away again with Orlsham getting six points in the final 2:30. That gave the Cralghead County crew a 53-38 command going into the final period when Blytheville outscored them 14-11. On the ten-man a-ll-tournament team, Blytheville placed Childress, Jones and Tommy Mosley. Remainder of the team included Grisham, Ralph Chllds, both of Jonesboro; Billy Ray and Charles Adams, Leachville; Dennis Sullens and Jim Anderson, Hoxie, and Pocahontas' towering Jack Snodgrass. Hoxie was winner of the sportsmanship award. Blytheville West 8 Hill 9 Childress 11 Mosley 2 Jones 16 Substitutes: 2, Akers 2, Rogers 1. Jonesboro Riggs 8 Hunt 10 Orlsham 23 Chllds 10 Moma 10 Blytheville — Hall Cobb; Jonesboro — Pos. F F C G O : Sports Roundup— t. • Aussies Just Have Us Licked By GAYLE TALDOT NEW YORK (AP) — To completely appreciate the extent to which Australia has come to dominate world tennis, it is necessary to realize that this is the first time in the half-century history of the Davis Cup that a nation has successfully defended the trophy after losing its top stars. lost to a country. It should have been a major disaster for the Aus- sies. And yet, only 12 months later, we find this thinly populated na tion coming up with a pair of 19' year-olds good enough to hang n 3-2 defeat on the best we can produce. Could've Been Worse In fact, only once before has a defending country been able to survive the loss of one of its singles aces to the professionals and still hang onto the big trophy the next time around. That was In .1948-49 when, after Jack Kramer had gone for the money, we managed to defeat weak Aussie teams .by pairing Frankie Parker and then Pancho Gonzales with Ted Bchroeder in the singles. Other Failures But that was the only time. Brittin's four-year domination ended abruptly when its great Fred Perry iurned pro in 1936. Our two-year tenure which followed collapsed with a thud when Don Budge Joined Perry after the '38 Challenge Round. When Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor listened to the jingle of Kramer's money Just a year ago, It marked the first time that an entire cup-winning team had been Further, It is better than probable that Lewis Hoad and Ken Rose' wall would have made It 4-1 if the Aussie selectors hadn't suffered a last-minute brainstorm and broken up a doubles combination which happens to hold nil except one of the world's major titles. The five selectors are friends of mine, and they are without exception fine gentlemen and keen students of tennis, but they will be a long time explaining their decision to pair such a temperamental and unpredictable player as Rex Hartwig witli Hoad in what Sikes Won 15 of 20 Then the Axe Fell By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor PHILADELPHIA — (NBA) — There was nothing much for the old Kansas grads to come home to on Homecoming Oay, so when it was all over but Missouri's shouting, Jules Verne Sikes resigned as the Jayhawks' head football coach. • "I only beat them to the punch," says J. V. Sikes, who suffered his first losing season in six. "I knew I was through after the Nebraska game. Things became that unpleasant." . Sikes, whose teams had won 15 of the last 20 going into this fall, was the usual victim of a vicious alumni group which simply can't stand Oklahoma's perennial dominance of the Big Seven. In . addition to being one of the game's foremost playmakers and strategist 1 ;, Sikes, tall and likeable one-time All-Southwest Conference end at Texas A. and M., had another quality which should be a requisite of every character builder. He turned out fine young men and they were in . his corner 100 per, cent. feikes was such a "bad influence" at Mt. Oread that his players, their parents and friends gave him an automobile and a check for $502. So he got transportation, anyhow. • » * : Although no conference school suffered heavier y graduation, neither Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy nor Athletic Director Dutch Lonborg spoke up for the harassed Sikes. So out went another good football man—the prey of pressure football created outside the institution. And how about North Carolina State undergraduates shouting and waving placards, "Ooodby Horace," as mighty West Virginia, bidding for the Sugar Bowl bid, piled It on the poor Wolfpack, 61-0. All they gave Horace Heridrickson was a schedule that grew Increasingly worse. Sikes traces part of his multiple trouble to the limited substitution tule. "With free substitution, some of the older boyt could have played more on offensive," he explains. . ; On the other hand, It, Is pointed •Ut that roaring Maryland might not have gone through its all-conquering season and gotten hunk with Mississippi and Alabama with replacements unlimited. Fleet Cliet Hanulak and charging Ralph Felton, senior backs, had never played defense, for example. ... HANULAK turned out to be the slickest safety man Jim Tatum ever saw, the 195-pound Felton an extraordinary linebacker. Stan Jones, the 250-pound tackle, who had been blocking out an untire side of lines, went just as well the other way around. Under the platoons, they easily might have spent too much time on the bench. But Big Jim Tatum, like Earl H. Blaik and most other big-tima coaches, still argue for the units. Six Army men going all the way and four substitutions In the victory over Pennsylvania didn't change Coach Blaik's opinion. The 'Military Academy drill-master's suggestion is perhaps the most sensible to date. Blaik would let the customers see the whole football player for the flrst half. He would permit free substitution In the second. "This," stresses Red Blaik, "would eliminate the travesty of a fresh back running through defensive men so tired that they are little more than silhouettes." When Intent won the San Juan Capistrano Handicap last spring it was his second straight victory In the race. IHEUMttIC ARTHfmc HOIMS K1KBX DRUG SIOBE* might easily have proved the deciding match of the Challenge round. No Hope There appears no hope at all of ever getting the cup back now until Hoad turns pro. You may be certain that Kramer will be after him hard, and that it will be only a matter of time until he lands the kid. By this time everybody in Australia except the aborigines knows of that $150,000 wad Sedg- mnn brought home from his maiden tour. Of course, by the time Hoad is ready to turn they'll have a couple more to take his place. It begins to look like a losing battle. H/HBN urn Ml* t'7*HTO A " Take ott on. irvSicte foot to MONDAT, JANUARY 4, 1954 Stout Defense Pays For Razorbacks FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Coach Glen Rose long has Seen known for his ability to build high scoring basketbal ;eams, but the University of Arkansas Razorbacks can credii :heir latest triumph to sparkling defensive play. The Porkers, who now own a very respectable six won, three lost record, gained revenge for an earlier loss when they stopped the University of Tulsa 55-49 Saturday night. 10 Field Goals And, It was defensive skill that ed the way to victory. The Razorbacks held Tulsa to only 10 field goals/ for the entire night. Even :he game's high scorer, Tulsa's Dick lumreley, could hit but four at- ;empts from the field. He piled up 11 free throws to get his 19-point total. Arkansas was ragged on offense until the fourth quarter, when Sophomore Gerald Barnett set off scoring spree with two consecu- ive field goals. The Porkers dunked in six more points in less than a minute to overcome Tulsa's lead, and coasted ,he rest of the way. Barnett Tops After playing on even terms hrough the first period, Tulsa went ahead in the second quarter when Arkansas could make but seven points. The Hurricane held the lead until Barnett started hitting Barnett led Arkansas scorers with 14 points, followed by Norman Smith with 12. Eleven Razorbacks saw action, and only Floyd Sagely and Bill Sailer failed to score. In defeating Tulsa, the Razorbacks got revenge for the only non- conference loss they've suffered this season. Tulsa beat Arkansas in the Porkers' opening contest 51-50 Arkansas then won four straight before losing twice in the Southwest Conference tournament at Houston, Kennedy Ties Record TORONTO W)— Ten Kennedy, captain of the Maple Leafs, tied a 21-year-old National Hockey League record when he scored against Boston after only eight seconds to play. The record was set by Ron Martin of the New York Americans on Dec. 4, 1932. Ever look at your hot/se this way ? Your electric company does I 194O—This was your house, Bica.surctl by t' 1 * 1 amount of electricity you used before World W«r H. 1947—You used twice as much electricity. So your house seemed twice u big to your electric company. y—You use a lot more electricity' tlireo times as mucli as in 1940! And all the while yon were finding new ways to use electricity for belter living, its price U'OJ coming down. I960—You'll use ahout four times the electricity you uied in 1940. Your electric com piny ilreidy is investing millions of dollars to hive il re«dy. This means that the electric light and power companies of America are planning and building well ahead for the nation'i growing electric future. Their $10 billion expansion program is the largest in all industrial • history. America's business- managed electric companies prove daily thai they can meet the country's electric needs. In view of this, you hive the right to ask whether any federal government electric power projects—paid for with your tax money—are really necessary. Ark-Mo Power Co. Youth Movement Is in Full Swing As Detroit Brings Up Its New Faces By JOB EEICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' youth movement is in full swing. Encouraged by* the jump from last place to sixth in 1953, made possible by the high turnover in the-vigorous rebuilding operation', the Tigers will bring 25 newcomers to their Lakeland, Fla., camp next month. Nineteen of these are freshmen. be to .295. Originally owned by the» New York Yankees, Bright, $7,500 On the 44-pIayer roster will 19 pitchers Including seven rookies. Heading the list of hopefuls Is Frank Lary, one-time University of Alabama righthander. Lary won 17 and lost 11 for third place Buffalo of the International League after finishing his army service. Another 22-year-old with a college background Is Jim sunning, 6-4 righthander from Xavier University, Cincinnati. Tiger officials, disregarding his 5-12 record at Little Rock, are sold on his potential. Mllo M*k« It Another Little Roclc graduate is Milo Johnson, slender right-hander who won 16 and lost 11. Johnson, 33, Is the sole exception to the accent on youth. Paul Foytack, 23, and Milt Jordan, 26, prepped in Buffalo last year. Jack Tighe, Bison manager, says Foytack can't miss now that he has acquired control. His record there was 1310. Jordan, who started last season with Detroit, finished up with Buffalo and was the International League's most effective pitcher with a 12-1 record. New Inflelders, The Tigers have brought up seven new infielders in the hope of strengthening the weak right side. Manager Freddie Hutchinson, satisfied with Ray Boone at third and Harvy Kuenn, the rookie of the year, at shortstop, presumably will start with holdovers Walter Dropo at first and Fred Hatfield at second. Aspiring to replace Hatfield at second will be rookies Frank Boiling from Buffalo and Harry Bright from Memphis. Boiling, a 22-year-old, brother of Boston's young shortstop, batted .321 In 57 games at Buffalo. He is regarded as a fine glove man. Bright, 23, was an, early sansation in the Southern Association, batting around .400, but leveled off draftee, banged 14 homers and drove in 77 runs with the Chicks. Harrison Wins Title, Second In Tournament Harrison High School team« won a first and second place as they played seven games between them In their annual invitational tournament at the Harrison gym Saturday. The Dragonettes won the girl's title with wins over Ripley, Tenn., and Marion, Ark,. They beat Ripley twice, winning 25-22 In the finals. It was also Ripley which gave the Dragons the most trouble. The Tennesseans lost the opener to Harrison 29-26 but took the final 31-28 after Harrison had dumped Marion and Osceola in working its way to the championship game. Tomorrow, Coach Ira Young takes his teams to Memphis where they will meet Booker T. Washington. Baseball Brainstorm WICHITA, Kan. (ff) — Ray Dumont, head of the National Baseball Congress, has a new brainstorm. He intends to construct a museum devoted to sandlot baseball. The new venture will be called the National Baseball Congress Foundation. When completed the museum will include historic photos, publications, equipment and documents pertaining to sandlot baseball. Profits from the annual national tournament will be used lor the ex- WINSOME—Yvonne Sugden, 14 smiles with the silver trophy emblematic of the.BTitish Women's Amateur Figure Skating Championship It was a case of a little local girl making good at Streatham. (NEA) . pansion anc museum. maintenance of the BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 4 8:00 p.m. TAG BOUT LEI & DON FIELDS vs CHARLEY KEENE and CHICO CORTEZ Adults 60c — Children ISc Plus 2 One-Fall Bouts L. Fields vs. Keene D. Fields vs. Cortez WHAT IS WATER WORTH Water is free to all, but it isn't always available where people want it and in a condition safe to use. It's the job of the water system to take over the task of collecting water and delivering it into your home or place of business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, safe for human consumption. An important thing about your water bill is not the charges it recards, but the savings not mentioned. Look at your bill. Consider the items which might well appear but don't. There is no reference to medical service, yet the health of your family is protected by the vigilance of the men who check' and treat water to make seure it's safe for you. There is no fee for the reduction of fire insurance, yet the «'hn!e schedule of these rates is substantially reduced if an adequate public water supply is available. Without a dependable water supply, sewers could not be properly flushed or streets kept clean. There is no contribution levied for community development, yet key Industries can produce goods and provide employment only because a dependable water supply is available. 1 Only through an organized system of collection, storage, distribution, and treatment can .water resources be mobilized to produce he broader benefits which you as a citizen enjoy. Without a water-works system, the cost of urban living would be prohibitive. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Vour CAtaptfft Commodity"

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