The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 6, 1954
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PAGE SIT BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEW? WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 19M Blytheville Rallies to Defeat Caruthersville 59-50 24 Points in Final Period Pays Off Against Visitors Only a 24-point last quarter rally averted a possible defeat for Blytheville's Chickasaws last night when they met Caruthersville, Mo., at Haley Field Gymnasium and took » 59-50 decision. who made up half of the evening s Caruthersville, displaying •nooth, weaving attack, went in the lead at 32-20 with 4:10 in th third quarter. The Tigers led 34-32 at the 3:1 mark and tied it at 35-35 on Me Clanahan's free throw as the per od ended. 18 in Five Minutet But, luckily, the Chicks foun themselves midway In the fourt period and scored 18 points In th Bn»l live minutes, thanks rnainl to six paints each by Tommy Mos ley and Bed ChiMress. The game began quietly enoug with Blytheville ahead 7-3 at 3:5 In the first before Childress, Dann Dobb and Dexter West all cam through to make it 17-7 with 5 Kconds left. ; McClanahan and Craven jrought It up to 17-11 at the quar The visitors and their supporters Hot Store League — Southern Rookies \o Chisox Hurd, Strahs, Harshman,Sima To Report By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP)—The Ihicago White Sox have answered Manager Paul Richards all for lefthanded pitching lelp with the purchase of four op flight minor league soiith- «ws The quartet Is among 13 new- omers who will report to the Sox' ew training: camp at Tampa, Pla. Tie rookie crop includes nine Itchers, three "outfielders and an ifielder. Harshman Topi .The rookie pitcher with the most npressive record is Jack Harshan, a former first baseman who witched to the mound. The 26- ar-old southpaw, who failed in ief bids with the New York Gi- its both at first base and on the ound, did a terrific about face it season. Pitching for Nashville the Southern Association, Harsh- in turned in 23 victories against ly seven losses and added four »e triumphs in the playoffs. Js prompted the White Sox to BlI out a reported $25,000 for his rvices. Sima tip [tie other three new southpaws VI Sima, Jocko Thompson and 1 Hudson—also have played in ! big leagues. Sima. drafted m Chattanooga, spent all of 1953 ih Washington where he had a record. Thompson, another iftee, had a 10-4 record at Ballore last season. The former iladelphia Phillie will be 4 next ek. Hudson, who once tolled for ! St. Louis Browns, had an over- 11-10 record with Charleston 1 Toronto. fte best of the new righthand- ; appear to be Dick Strahs, Tom rd and Don Johnson. Strahs, 29, n 16 and lost eight at Memphis, rd, also 29, was 17-11 with the le club. Johnson, the former akee, Brownie and Washington ;her, posted a 15-12 mark with •onto and led all International igue pitchers with a 2.63 earned i average. Al Zilian, 29, was 12 at Oklahoma City. feeble crowd, began to sense that things might be interesting In the opening minutes of the second chapter. Pull Away Again Cravens dunked a 25-footcr to make the board read 17-14 before Blytheville pulled away again on the shooting of Mosley, Treddle Akers, Childress and Cobb. With a couple of seconds remaining in the half. Caruthcrsville's Wilson sank a desperate, clock- beating shot from midcourt, longest marker seen here this year. That made It 27-20 Blytheville. AS the third quarter opened, Blytheville lost the ball three times and Cravens, McClanahan and Wilson came through with six points to bring the Tigers up to 30-28 at the six-minute mark. Wilson tied It at 30-all and a pair of foul shots sent the Tigers ahead for the first time. Even at Fourth Childress and Mosley and Caruthersville's McClanahan matched points in the final four minutes of the period which ended 35-35. Blytheville exploded in the fourth quarter when Mosley began fast- breaking from his guard slot and hit two quick crips after Childress' tip-in. Childress got a couple of free throws, rebounded another and Bobby Hill unleashed a SO-footer as ROLL OUT THE BARRELS—Terry Browne defends the world barrel jumping championship on the Grossinger, N. Y., skating rink, Jan. 9. Browne of Detroit holds the record—28 feet 3 inches over 15 barrels. (NEA) Razorbacks Top Ole Miss, Ready for SWC Title Play By CARL BELL Associated Press Sports Writer Arkansas' rejuvenated basketball team hit its offensive peak last night to defeat Mis- issippi 89-76 and clear the decks for a Southwest Conference championship race already West added - f'-'-' Hill hit from 20 feet again and Bobby Jones i.... -^.^ • . of free throws to make it 58-46. Wilson, Hughes and McClanahan finished .up in .a brief flurry scoring for the Tigers. Blytheville showed only one period of its best basketball in gel, .he win. 23 of 84 The Chicks lost the ball 13 times and hit on only 23 of 84 shots for a 27 percent average. To Childress' rebounding and rfosley's breakaway speed go a full share of credit for the win. But the fine all-around play — hooting, rebounding passing — of unlor Danny Cobb was perhaps he top performance of the eve- ing, though not so spectacular as hat of the two senior stars. Though not a starter, Cobb has een pressed Into service frequently y Coach Jimmy Fisher, who likes is hustle and fast reflexes. Cobb hit four of 14 field goal at- empts. Childress was eight for 18, test one for five, Hill two for sev- n, Mosley six for 11, Bobby Jones ) for four and Akers two for sev- n. Bees Win Childress led In defensive re- ounding with 12 and Hill was sec- id with four. The Chick Bees had an easy time It in downing Caruthersville's team, 72-39. Brateher got 23 points for the Inners, followed by Abbott with 18. Tomorrow night, Fisher takes his •ibe to Leachville's new gymnasium here the Chicks will be attcmpt- g a comeback among 1 Eastern rkansas basketball powers. lytlwvllle fot. C'ville est 2 F Wilson 17 Hill 5 F Franks 2 Chlldress 21 CMcClanahan 18 Mosley 13 O Willis 3 Jones 3 G Cravens 7 Substitutes: Blytheville—Cobb 8, Hall 1, Langston, Edgmon, Akers 6: Caruthersville— Abernathy, Gregory 1, Darnell, Hughes 7. B Game Pos. OVHIe 10.... Clayton 4 F Cook 9 CBartholmew 14 Blytheville Hyde 10 Abbott 18 Conally 5 Bratcher 5 Stanley 18 Substitutes; Q G White 5 Jones 4 Blytheville— Thomas White, Bagley; Caruthersville— Swiggart, Figgins, Taylor, Southern 2, Came, Watkins 1, Martin. off to a crazy start. The Razorbacks ran into their* Jghcst scoring opposition of the eason at Memphis, BO they coun ered with a point production tha 1 opped their best previous effori y 18 points. And Gerald Barnett, sophomore uard who played .the leading role i looping long shoLs over the I Rebels' zone defense, turned in the 1 Porkers finest Individual scoring lerformance of the campaign with J4 points. Jarvli Gets 34 High scoring honors, however went to Ole Miss' torrid Robert Jarvls, who pushed 34 points through the meshes. Arkansas showed the results o; overtime practice at the free throw line, where its failures cost dearly In the pre-scason Southwest Conference tournament last week. The Porkers made good on 23 of 29 charity tosses last night. Barnett had six of six from the 15-foot line to go with his nine field goals. It was the seventh victory in 10 games for Arkansas, bouncing back from a 10-11 record of last year. Texas Saturday The Razorbacks swing Into conference play against powerful Texas at Austin Saturday night nnd then move over to Waco for a go with Baylor nest Monday night. After that they return to Payette- vllle for crucial engagements with Southern •.-Methodist Jan. 16 and Rice Ja'i'vffW.. All other conference teams were jusy In league openers last night, and the big noise was at Dallas is SMU handed Rice's Owls their first defeat in 11 games 79-63. Schwingcr Docs It Again The Mustangs simply outran the highly favored Owls, who had won he pre-seiison tourney, and came up with too much overall balance 'or Rice to offset with the 35-point spree of big Gene Schwlnger. Derrell Murphy's 20 points eet the pace for SMU. Texas, which had lost to Rice .n the tourney finals, was hard- jressed to top Texas Christian 54-47. The Longhorns trailed by as much as 10 points in the early ;olng but outscored the Frogs 22-6 n a terrific third quarter rally. The tall Texans' Fred Saundcrs ed the scorers with 16 points. Baylor edged Texas A&M 47-45 n a battle between the two teams expected to wind up at the bottom if the Southwest ladder. The Aggie' John Fortenberry, a former Vorth Little Rock high school star, allied 13 points to lead the individuals. Georgia Tech's 1954 football team vill play seven of Its 10 opponents at home. The 'Yellow Jackets use Grant Field In Atlanta as their lome stadium. torts Roundup— !old Winter for Jack Kramer? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Local critics who attended the kickoff of Jack Kramer's lal- . tennis tour gamed the distinct impression that the nonplaying promoter and his troupe professionals are in for a cold, cold winter financially. ilthough no official attendance jres were given out for the two! stand at Madison Square Gari, one experienced observer es- iat«d that no more than 7,500 ,d their way in and that Kramer rt«d off with a $2,500 deficit it meeting expenses, Including 1,000 prize money, truner's decision to withdraw n ilngles play has hurt—that I the fact that he has no new ni star fresh from the amateur Ju auch as Frank Sedgman was rear ago. It became painfully lous In Don Budge's first two rts that the once-great star no rer can move about fast enough compete with the likes of Sctig- i, Pancho Oonzales and Pancho iir*. ur exclusive prediction 1« that nwr's ailing back will make a •cutout recovery before too many bites have been taken from his bankroll. Not TV A man who was there claims he saw scalpers outside the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day hawking tickets at several dollars less than they were being offered for sale at the box office windows. He said that bowl officials blamed television, rather than the weakness of their attrnctlon, nnd promised to blackout the New Orleans area next year. While Pitt Burns . . , Nine out of 10 Pittsburgh fans are burning over the deal which sent inflcldcr Danny O'Connell to Milwaukee in exchange for six assorted players and cash, reports Chilly Doyle In that city's Sun- Telegraph. He relays the following typical reaction of the mn n In the street to his suggestion that 6-for- 1 looked like smart business nn Branch Rickey's part: "Hey, wise guy—we can finish last with a guy like Danny and look like a ball club most of the time. Stick around and watch the 1954 jerks and you'll get a thrill." Denial Pete Cawthon, Alabama's director of athletics, denies emphatically there was any truth to the yarn that he Invented the "Uth man" play back in the '20s when he was coaching Austin College at Sherman, Tex. Well, it was a good story, anyway, and one which we recall en- Joyed friendly circulation among Pete's fellow coaches of the era. Maybe they just Invented It to Illustrate how smart they thought Pete was. If we offended an old friend In the retelling, w« are sorry. Burdetfe Must Forfeit Games Check of Records Showed Ineligible Gridder Played Burdette High School's football team, which won four games and tied two during 1953. will forfeit all of them, Coach Harold Stockton said today. Stockton said he had discovered that one of his regular players, Center Jack McDermott, was ineligible. He said he received an inquiry from the Arkansas Athletic Association informing him that a protest had been filed regarding McDermott. Records Scanned The AAA letter asked that he :heck school records to determine number of semesters the boy had been in school. "I assumed he was eligible on the jasis of the eligibility roster which le signed at the beginning of the season. "However, school records show .hat he had more than the usual .wo semester. 1 ; when In the ninth grade and this made him inellgi- )lc." Stockton said. Letters are now being prepared, the Pirate coach stated, for the AAA and high schools on Burdette's 953 roster telling them of the discovery and forfeiting the games. Burdette had four \vins. five osses and two ties during its 1953 season. Bucceroni Wins Easily But Doesn't Nail Down Title Shot MILWAUKEE Ifi— Dan Bucceroni of Philadelphia whipped Germany's Hein Ten Hoff last night as figured, but was the triumph convincing enough to warrant a crack at Rocky Marclano's heavyweight crown? Positively, say Bucceroni's handlers. But there is doubt in some minds. The final answer will have to come from Marciano's camp and the International Boxing club. Jim Norris, IBC president, said earlier yesterday that a convincing Bucceroni triumph over Ten Hoff would give him "more ammunition" to knock down a Marciano- Bucceronl title scrap before Bummer. Bucceroni, 28 pounds lighter and good three Inches shorter but six years younger than the 32-year- old Ten Hoff, pummeled the German's head and range to take a body at short unanimous 10- ound decision at the Milwauke Auditorium. Bucceroni, -weighing 188, came close to a knockout in the final round but didn't have enough left to put Ten Hoff down. There were no knockdowns. loach of Many Trades AUSTIN, Tex. I/P) — Marshall lughes handles four jobs at the University of Texas. Now in his Ifth year at the Institution, Hughes s the assistant varsity basketball :oach, freshman basketball coach ind Is a scout for the varsity foot- mil and basketball teams. He Is graduate of North Texas State College. Warded Stops Hayti 76-29 WARDELL — Hayti's Inexperienced Indians were run over by the Wardell Braves 76-29 here last night. Wardcll. playing an excellent game, led all the way. Top scorers of the winners were Burnett with 22 points and Womack, who scored i 20. Burnett got 12 of his In the very first period of the game. Carlson led Hayti with nine and Glass had seven. Glass Is the only two-year letterman on the team. Hayti's next game will be played at Bragg City. Western Kentucky Again. Bidding For National Basketball Honors By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Western Kentucky today held the longest winning streak among major college basketball teams — 13 games without a defeat — and it appears that the Hilltoppers are going to make another serious bid for national honors. Ed Diddle's outfit recorded an* • • easy triumph over Middle Tennessee, 98-67, at Bowing Green, Ky., last night to move one-up over idle Ouquesne, which has won 12 in a row. , Plays Saturday Western Kentucky has only one more game this week, against Murry State on Saturday, and that should not be too tough an assignment for the, fifth-ranked team in the weekly Associated Press poll. However, next Monday .the Hill- toppers face both Dayton and Eas'.r-n "antucky State, either of which cculd snap the skein. Oklahoma City, No. 9, was the only other team in the top 10 In the country to get into action and it coasted to a 56-39 triumph over Ok'ahoma Baptist to runs its record to 9-1. 1,000 Points George Washington and Niagara, tied for 12th spot, both won. The former kept its record unblemished by crushing Clemson 95-55 for its seventh straight. Niagara defeated Buffalo 84-45 in the feature of a Buffalo double-header. Larry Costello of. Niagara and Jim Home of Buffalo each hit the 1,000-point mark. Costello, who has 3een campaigning less than three years, now has an even 1,000 soints, while Home, who scored 23 markers for the losing cause, has 1,009. North Carolina State, one of the Three New College Loops Are Rumored By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. CINCINNATI (AP)—Take Pittsburgh and Penn State. No, don't say YOU take them. They're the key institutions in at least three proposed college athletic conferences that are being discussed here this week. And, naturally, Pitt and Penn State are acting very cagey about the matter, waiting to see whether anything develops that is promising enough to interest them. Feelers The whole business of re-aligning the colleges into new, tighter groups still is in the discussion stage. But there's enough talk to indicate that there's a trend in that direction. And the colleges involved will admit they've had some "feelers" from the folks who are Interested, in forming the new conferences. One proposed lineup would include Pitt and Penn State, Army, tfavy, Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, South's stronger teams and No. 20 Dulte and North Carolina.'An al- n f.hp nnll whinnp.d Virginia Tap.h . .._.- u ,.-,:(..*~ r~\\ri*,. in the poll, whipped, Virginia Tech 91-62. The last of the 18 tournaments hat have been running at one time or another'since the Christmas hoi- days wound up when, Mississippi Southern turned back North Texas itate 87-70 in the final of the Senor Bowl event. Upsets There were two upsets of minor proportions. Oregon was A surpris- ngly easy 81-63 victor over Idaho, one of the preseason favorites Sor t h e Northern Division Pacific toast Conference crown. In the other reversal, Michigan State never was headed after the open- ng seconds and drove to a 78-63 .'ictory over Kansas State, a team ,hat was rated one, of the main •hreats for the Big Seven title. Garden Games In conference races, which are ust gathering momentum, Maryand halted Virginia 70-64 In the Atlantic Coast Conference; Cornell turned back Columbia 81-73 in he Ivy league; and in opening Southwest Conference games, Bayor edged Texas A&M 47-45, and Texas vanquished Texas Christian 4-47. At Madison Square Garden, a mall crowd of about 5,000 turned ut to watch Seton Hall beat Wake Forest 89-78 and St. John's breeze ast West Virginia 87-74. ternative would substitute Oklahoma for one of those eight colleges. And either way it could be a conference that would make the Big Ten seem small. Arkansas Rumor Another story is that Arkansas, unsuccessful In the Southwest Con- Be// Likes Righties CINCINNATI (/P)—Gus Bell, left- land swinging outfielder for the Redlegs, batted. exactly .300 during he 1953 season. But most of his blows came against right-hand pitching. Against righties he hit 325 and smacked 25 homers. ,gainst lefties he batted only .252 vith five homers. YOU Can Have Natural Gas RIGHT NOW! You don't have to wait any longer to enjoy the many advantages of Natural Gas. We'll finance your natural gas pip* installation and your gas heating and cooking appliances for you, and let you pay us back on low monthly installments. Call, write, or come in and see us for complete information on thia plan that makes It easy for you to have Natural Gas Service RIGHT NOW! No obligation, of course. Ark-Mo Power Co. Ex-Tiger Managers DETROIT (/P)—Jerry Priddy and Billy Hitchcock, who played for the Detroit Tigers in 1953, are now managers in the minor leagues. Priddy will pilot the Seattle Rain- iers of the Pacific Coast League in 1954. Hitchcock Will manage the Buffalo Bisons of the International League. Y's Events Completed Chess, Checker Winners Named The last of the Y Holiday Tournaments was completed yesterday in chess, checkers and ping pong. Billy Lambert was the victor In the round robin grade school chess event, winning out over a field of eight. In the junior high class, Larry Campbell carried off the honors with a record of five wins against no losses. James Brogdon with 4-1 was second. The open ciiess resulted in a win for Dr. Harvey Kidd with a record of 8-0. He was hard pressed by Herbert Loveless who had a 7-1 record. In the open checker event, Loveless defeated Robert Birmingham in the finals. After winning the junior high ping pong, over a fast field, Carroll Knapp came on to make a grand slam by capturing the open ping pong in a double elimination affair. As in the junior high tourney, his fiercest opposition came from another junior high competitor, Larry Baker. In the semi-finals of the open tourney, Knapp sent Baker into the loser's bracket rather handily, but Baker proceeded to come back into the finals of the losers' by defeating Larry Campbell and then Dick Foster to gain another shot at the championship. The final match was 17-21; 21-16; 21-19. ference, will drop out of that loop and join with Tulsa, Oklahoma A&M., Texas Tech, Hardin-Simmons and Houston in a new league while either Louisiana State or Oklahoma will Join the Southwest loop. Still another is that the Southeastern Conference will split up along geographical lines. Nothing; Definite None of these reports can be confirmed, and if the changes take place, It won't be for a year or two. But reports from reliable sources here say the East's "Ivy group" colleges have agreed to inaugurate a round-robin football schedule in 1956. This Would virtually freeze out Army and Navy from the Eastern football progro- Pittsburgh apparently Is the college that figures in nearly every proposal and Pitt's athletic director, Tom Hamilton, bends so far backward that he almost touches the floor trying to avoid saying anything definite. Pitt, frozen out in an effort to join the Big Ten, still hasn't been .ccepted by the old Eastern colleges which began to ignore Pitt in the old "high pressure" days. And it has a huge, expensive stadium which must be filled regularly. Penn State, another potent Eastern independent, faces the same situation in a lesser way. Richmond Makes AAA Only Formality Standing in Way RICHMOND, Va. 1*1 — Only a mere formality remains to make Richmond a full-fledged member of the Class AAA International League. The city had four of its citizens —two of whom mortgaged their homes to raise funds—to thank for putting it in business in triple-A baseball. None of the four-member syndicate Was Identified. Produces Cash The syndicate came up with $200,000 last night shortly before the International League's midnight deadline for the city to find a park that would meet triple-A specifications. Parker Field will be converted to seat between 10,000 and 12,000 spectators. Frank Shaughnessy, president of the league, said In Montreal last night that Richmond's entrance Is a mere formality and described Ih work of Richmond's mayor. Dr. Ed Haddock, as "wonderful" and "tremendous" In driving for the franchise. 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