The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 13, 1954
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PAOESDC BLTOIEVrLLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWP WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1954 Blytheville Defeats Greene County Tech by 62-47 Chicks Easily Get 12th Victory in 13 Attempts for Year Working easily and in complete control throughout the game, Blytheville's Chickasaws posted their 12th win in 13 (tarts last night as they overcame Greene County Tech 62-47 It Haley Field gymnasium. A mere handful of fans were on* (land to se^ Coach Jimmy Fishe bse 12 men in handing the Greene Countlans a defeat. Even with Bed Childress anr Bobby Jones, the Chicks' two top •corers, fouling out and hosts o (ubstitutes in the game, the Ma toons still ran away with it. .From the end of first quarter which saw the Chicks leading only 18-13, the game wasn't close Greene County managed to ge ' within eight points as they made It 27-19 at halftime, but that was as near as the visitors could get. West Hits Dexter West, the up and coming Chick forward, once again was on with' -his fall-away two-handed push shot. He hit two in a row as the third quarter opened and, after Bobby Hill dunked a 20-footer, came right back with another from the corner as Blytheviile went ahead 38-24 In the rally which established the Chicks' mastery. Jones, Hill and Childress put in quick buckets to bring the score to 49-30 at the end of the third period. Moslem's Outburst Tommy Mosley broke loose in the fourth period, hitting on three beautiful shots. Twice he drove through a bewildered Greene County defense to score near the basket and then, with 1:15 on the clock, dribbled toward the corner, jumped and turned to swish through a 20-footer. Just, 43 seconds earlier, he banged a jumping 15-foot effort Into the nets. Overall team shooting was only lair, the Chicks hitting on 20 of 58 tries for 34 percent. Greene County scored on 12 of 50 for 24 percent. Game Saturday West and Childress were tops tor the Chicks. West'hit five of pine and Childress six of 11. Mosley and Jones had identical 3 for T marks and Hill was 2 for 7. Danny Cobb sacked three of six and turned in another sound floor (ame as did West. Saturday night, the Chicks will play host to Catholic High of Memphis. Blythevill* Pos. Greene Co. West 11 F Wise 1 Hill 8 F Wells 10 Childress 14 C McCormick 7 Mosley 9 G Bryant 20 Jones 6 G Evans 4 Substitutes: Blythevllle — Akers I, Edgmon. Cobb 7, Hall 2, Abbott, tangston 2, Hyde; Greene County — Eaker 1, Howard 2. Scout Eddie Krajnlk has signed * contract that runs through 1966 with 'the Philadelphia. Phillies. Satterfield, Charles on TV Tonight Ezzard Must Win for Shot At Marciano By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — Ezzard Charles fights Bob Satterfield in Chicago Stadium tonight as a 3-1 favorite, and the whole thing is summed up bluntly by Jake Mintz. Charles, enthusiastic little co- manager said today: "The last time I seen Sntterfield, Rex Layne was standing over his prone body. Don't tell me that bum got off :he floor again All we want o know is what's par on Satter- 'ield's chin?" Satterfield isn't that bad. He'B probably one of the hardest punchers In the business today. Like Rocky Marclnno, he can knock out a guy with one shot. However, in return, the Chicago fegro has been an inconsisr/it vinner at best. He was 42 vic- ories, 25 by kayoes, but he has been chilled 9 times himself in 4 defeats. The experts don't look for tonight's scheduled 10-rounder to go )eyond six rounds. There Is little betting despite the odds. Satter- ield, at 182 pounds—about eight Ighter than Charles—is expected o start flailing awny at the open- ng bell and 'Continue the pace vith the hope of a connection. Charles is figured to have too much experience to get hit on the arget. Only twice in his pro career, lating from 1940, has the 32-year- ild former heavyweight champion jeen knocked out. The first kayo vas by Lloyd Marshal] In 1843, vhen he was .fresh out of the Army ound TKO over Coley Wallace in .nd the other in July 1951 when e lost the heavyweight crown to ersey Joe Walcott. Charles, ranked the No. 1 heavy- WARMING UP — Robin Roberts of the Phillies is barnstorming as basketball star of team of baseball players. (NEA) Armorel Gets Narrow Win Gosnell Contest Close in Final Carl Patterson tossed four free throws through the nets in the final 30 seconds to give Armorel a 47-44 victory over Gosnell in a hard-fought contest staged In. the Gosnell gym last night. Gosnell held a 26-13 halftime lead, '-ut Gosnell put on a determined fourth-quarter bid and had a one-point lend going into that 'Inal half minute. Gosnell's girls, In the opener. ame through With a 29-28 win over the visiting Armorel sextette. Tuesday night, Armorel goes to Roberts and Haddix Are Early Holdouts By ED 5YRES ' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three major league hurlers who viewed the prowess of opposing hitters with a certain amount of contempt last year are eyeing 1954 contracts in the same fashion. ' The Philadelphia Phillies had double-barreled contract problems today with both 23-game winner Robin Roberts and outfielder Richie Ashburn picking up where they left off as defensive standouts last season. "No Intention . . ." Both fielded their 1954 contracts on one, hop yesterday and whipped them back into the Phillies' front office before owner Bob Carpenter could say line." "Sign on the dotted Leachville Can't Hit And Powerful Jonesboro Takes 57.43 Victory LEACHVTLLE -L« a c h vll 1 e's Lions, who usually swish the nets with amazing consistency, Just couldn't find the ring last night and bowed to Jonesboro's powerful Hurricane 57-43 in the official dedication of the new Leachville gymnasium. A packed house was on hand to witness what was considered one of the top prep cage attractions in Northest Arkansas and to hear a turned" his unsigned contract. "I have no Intention of signing that contract,' said Roberts. "Im asking quite a bit more, said Ashburn. Carpenter said: "I dont anticipate trouble in adjusting the difference. "Small Raise" The St. Louis Cardinals, on the other hand, wouldn't say whether they expected trouble from their game - winning left-hander Harvey Haddix, who likewise re- Manila. Armorel Lott 13 Jones 8 Webster 1 Dodson Dyer ~. Dyer Substitutes: Arm orel Williams « Ashmore 8 Morris 2 hooper 6 Patterson 25 Pns. F F O O O Armorel — Webb. Pos. F C O O Gosnell Potter 8 Bevtl 9 Lollar 12 Rohbs B. Potter Via Gosnell Fowler 7 Hyde 6 Allen 5 Bevill 15 Cook 10 Substitutes: Armorel — H. Garrison, J. Garrison, S. Dobbs; Gosnell — Davis. weight contender after his 10th- San Francisco last month, is in line for a shot at Marciano's title in June. The fight will be televised nationally (NBC) starting at 10 p.m. EST. 1 Sports Roundup — Terry in Hall of Fame at Last? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The society for the prevention of voting Bill Terry into baseballs's Hall of Fame most likely will disband forever after the latest batch of ballots is counted next week. For many it will be a sad occasion. The several hundred members of the Baseball Writers Assn. who participate in the balloting have not all belonged to the society. Its membership has, in fact, been limited to those who had the opportunity of knowing the New York Giants first baseman nnd manager personally up to the time of his retirement a dozen years ago. 3-lHe'U Make It Up to now this number has been sufficiently large to prevent Terry's getting the requisite number of voles to have his bust poured nt Cooperstown. Finally, though, a Point has been reached where the solid vote of the society promises to prove only a, final fighting gesture, and the odds are about 3-1 that Terry will crash through this time. Stated succinctly, the reason is that there suddenly is a shortage of real, authentic baseball greats to vote for — that Is, besides Terry. To be strictly honest about it, there never has been any real doubt that Bill's batting and fielding and managing records entitled him to shelf space. Only the personality of Terry, the pilot, was ever at issue. No More Up to a year ago, it always was possible to vote for at least a couple of players you thought were greater than Terry, and to leave his name off the list with a perfectly clear cbnscience. But when Dizzy Dean and At Simmons made the grade on the '53 ballot, that about took care of the last of the group. Now, as the boys wet their pen- ells and look over the list of candidates, they discover that the only ones In position to challenge Terry — bused on the strength they WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3122 Wade Furn. Co. showed a year ago — are the two ex-Yankees, catcher Bill Dickey and outfielder Joe DiMagglo. Some still think DiMagglo would have been voted in a year ago if there Imd not been a premature report of his election, which created resentment. While many experts consider Dickey to have been the greatest catcher ever, and no few are ready to rank DiMaggio right up with Trls Speaker in center field, It js extremely doubtful that the bulk of the voters will pour their names in in sufficient volume to put both of them In the hall ahead of Terry this time. brief address by Gov. Francis iherry. Jonesboro asserted its strength early in the contest and ran up a nine-point Cushion m the firsl quarter which waa never erased Both teams shot often but had some difficulty in finding the range Hunt Hot The difference in the game might well have been the effective hrottle put on Leachville's smooth- operating little guard, Billy Ray who failed to get a field goal and scored only twice on free throws. Ray is uiually good for 15-20 points & lame. Jonnesboro was led by forwarc and center Jimmy Hunt who tossed in 17 points, mostly from the pivot position which he took over for most of the game after the Hurricane's all-state center Larry sham fouled four times in the first period. However, Griahsm was still good for 14 points. Hunt turned in an excellent performance from the pivot spot, defensively as well offensively, as he held Leachvlile's lanky center, Bo Adams, to 10 markers, well undder hli average. Kennett Leads Kennett wai t*achville's top scorer with 14 points, while Child! got 12 for Jonuboro. After leading 19-10 after the first quarter and 29-19 at the half, Jonesboro's lead was trimmed to 39-32 going into the final period. But then the Hurricane poured on the coal to score 18 points in the fourth whilB holding the Liions to 11. Junior! Win In the preliminary game, Leachville Juniors led all the way to take a 51-32 victory over Jonesboro's Annie Camp Junior High. Atkleson towed In 34 for the Cubs and Vowell was high for the Whirlwind with eight. Preceding the games a dinner in honor of Gov. Cherry was held. Attending were members of the Chamber of Commerce and citizens who were Instrumental in building the new gym. In his talk, Gov. Cherry offered his congratulations on the building of the new gym and to the forethought of the men responsible, but gave most credit to the boys who had played in Leachville and IT'S DANGEROUS To Go Without AUTO-TRUCK Liability Insurance YOU CAN SAVE MONEY ON THIS INSURANCE AT UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Sc« "Dct" -Til W. Main- Phone 68T 2 Blythtrille, Ark. "They offered me a small raise but not enough," said the 28-year- old hurler at his winter home in South Vienna, Ohio. And Whltey Ford, who contributed 18 victories to the New York Yankees pennant drive last year, rejected what he too called a small increase in pay, becoming the first Bronx holdout of 1954. Declines Cut "I was offered a real small raise," said Ford, "and I'm absolutely giving it back to them." Ford had contract trouble last year too, and was a tardy arrival at the Yanks' training camp March J. But the 21 - year - old Roberts waxed the most indignant over his clubs 1954 offer. "I am thoroughly disappointed and disgusted, he said. "Im not going to take a cut in salary «ven if it's a nickel." Roberts, who won 23, lost 16 and pitched 347 innings last year, declared that "we're far'apart." It is believed he drew around $40,000 last year. He declined to say how much of a cut he was offered. built interest in the sport. He was introduced by Sen Lee Beard en. Superintendent of Schools. Roy Dawson acte'd as master of ceremonies. Junlore Pot Inneibora Leachrille Atkieson 34 Wallace 4 B. D. Carter 7 C B. Q. Carter 2 G Thomas 11 O P F Covington 1 Younger 3 Vowell 8 Macon 4 Cavenor 6 Substitutes: Leachville — Oarrl- son 1, Durham i; Joneaboro — Moma 7, Moody 2. Senior! Pos Jonesboro y Hunt n F Moma 3 C O Q Leachville Blocker 3 Scott 4 Adams 10 Ray 2 Kennett 14 Grisham 14 Childa 12 Riggs 9 Substitutes: Leachville — Rauls 9, Ward, Lloyd I, Herndon; Jonesboro — Rankln i, Hanshaw 1. Oklahoma Ags Bidding Strong For Position at Top of Cage Heap By BEN PHLEOAR NEW YORK (AP) — The Oklahoma A&M Cowboys today put in a strong bid to split the trio of teams which have dominated the top spots in the Associated Press weekly has- ketball polls. Hank Iba's terrors of the prairies have been running a weak fourth behind Kentucky, Duquesne and Indiana. But in their support now they can offer a season's record of 14 victories in 15 games with the one loss coming by a single point against Minnesota. Bill Glassford Ready to Resign? LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Widely quoted rumors that he has been asked to quit as head football coach at the University of Nebraska set the stage for a promised statement from Bill Glassford today. Meanwhile, the university stu-, ment but said he would have some- meauwnue, wie umveiaity BLU- i incut uu^ aaiu nc wuu dent daily, "The Nebraskan," in I thing to say-today. Its lead editorial today declared: "Glassford must be released.' Both coach and university off- cials refused comment on whether Glassford, whose contract has two years to run, has been asked to o.uit. Glassford only yesterday returned from Ohio, where he had at- ended the NCAA meeting at Cincinnati. In the afternoon he met with Acting Chancellor John Seel- eck and Athletic Board Chairman Walter Beggs. Selleck said afterwards, "the (ward did not ask Olassford to iign." Did that mean that no request or Glassford's resignation' had been made, Selleck was asked. "That isn't what I said," re- Jied the chancellor, and declined urther comment. Glassford also refused to com- Double Win For Luxora At Missco WEST JUDGE — Luxora High's _ 'anthers rang up a double victory here last night over Missco High's Tigers. Luxora's girls staved off a late Missco bid to win their game by a 42-36 count to get the Panthers in their way to the double win. In the second game, Coach Charley" Johnson's rangy boys nade a 19-point first half lead tand up as *hey whipped Missco y a 64-46 count, to take their enth win in 12 starts, iuxora Pos. White 10 P Tucker 7 F ullins 18 C jooney 14 G Towles 13 O Substitutes-. Luxora — Lucas, itovall 2; Missco — Johnson, Jryan 8, Davis 3, Metheney, Willams 2. ,uxora ' Pos. Miisco *. Clark 21 P Clay 14 L. Clark 18 P Cooley 6 Carr 5 P Girdley 16 Leigh O Autrey D. Clark Q Wilmoth rentry G Holmes Substitutes: Luxora—McGlaughn, Olive; Missco — Ragland, Missco Adams 1 Miller 2 Griffin 24 Fortner 6 May 2 Lunsford, Stacks. The "Nebraskan" editorial, headed "demand his resignation," followed removal petitions which have been circulated by some past and present football players. Wrote editor Ken Eystrom: "Coach Glassford supposedly has' said that he will fight the players' petition, but when he meets with some of his players today, he will discover he is faced, not by a petition, but by a score or more of his top men for the 1954 squad." The editorial said the paper had no quarrel with Glassford's ability a coach, "but if his relations with players have prompted them to demand his unqualified resignation, there appears no alternative ..." Nebraska, a Big . Seven conference .athletic kingpin before World War n, has failed to get back on top since and criticism from fans and alumni hit a high point after the 1953 football season when the Cornhuskers won only three games and tied one. Athletic Director George (Potsy) Clark quit Dec. 16. Glassford came to Nebraska as head football coach in 1949 when Clark moved up from coach to athletic director. In 1951, the Nebraska regents gave him a five year contract With a five year option. At that time his salary was set at $11.000 a Dell Edges Manila 65-61 Blue Devils Get 10th Win in Close Game MANILA — Dell and Manila put on a bang-up basketball game here last night when the visitors came off with a 65-61 decision. Though Dell managed to lead ihroughout most of the game, its margin was scarcely more than two points and Manila grabbed the lead briefly In the fourth period. Dell led 33-32 at halftime. It was the Blue Devils' tenth victory. They have dropped only three. Friday night, Dell plays »t Monette. Dell's girls, thanks to Whistle's » The Cowboys lassoed the llth- ranking Jayhawks, last year'i NCAA Western titlists, last night 54-50 for their llth straight triumph and their 27th in a row on their home court. Had Won Six After a poor start Kansas had won six straight, including the Big Seven's preseason tournament at Kansas City. The Jayhawks stayed even through the first 20 minutes but ASM spurted Into a 41-32 lead in the third period and stayed well in front. Bob Mattick, the Oklahomans' 6-11 center, held B. H. Born ,the Kansas big boy, to six points and scored 14 himself. Frank Bigham led the third-period surge and ended high man with 15. Duke Upsets Ninth-ranking Duke was upset by Wake Forest 96-89 but two other top 10 members won easily. Holy Cross, No. 6, outscored Boston College 33-12 in the final quarter in winning 83-57. George Washington, No. 7, overpowered Virginia Military 66-50. The Crusaders and Colonials each have won 11 without defeat. j Dickie Hemric, playing his first full game since Injuring his ankle Jan. 2, scored 34 points for Wake Forest as the Deacons handed Duke its first loss in Atlantic Conference play. Niagara, No. 13, coasted over the University of Mexico 77-41, and Rice, No. 15, whipped Texas Christian 69-52 in the Southwest Conference. Texas remained unbeaten la Southwest Conference play by edging Texas A&M -49-46. Th« Longhorns have won three. Frank Selvy, the nation's highest scorer, hit for 40 points, well under his season's best, as his Furman team beat Clemson 87-69. North Carolina State found South Carolina surprisingly tough before winning an Atlantic Conferencg game 6B-62. Madison Square Garden, where college basketball first went big time, drew its smallest regular season night double-header crowd in SO years. Only 4,298 cash cus- i tomers showed up to see LaSalle defeat Manhattan 69-61 and Georgetown win from New York University 75-67. Arizona won its first Border Conference game in two starts, ' edging New Mexico ASM 67-65. In the opener. Dell Blair 9 Whistle 21 Richardson II Tat« Pos. F P O Peterson Q Garrett Q Substitutes: Dell — Buck, Sigmon, Hubbard — Patton, Bellinger 7. Dell Fos. Wilbanks 11 P Manila Ca«ry 16 Johnson 7 Shelton 9 Hodgei Morgan Gibson Helems, Manila Stanley 13 Chandler 20 Edwards 18 Johnson 2 Substitutes: P C O O Dell 21 poitns, went past Manila 43-39 Manila — Hatcher 7. ManlU D. Wagner 11 R. 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