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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 18, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY18, MM Improving Chickasaws Work for Major Test Monticello Here For Game Saturday Night at Haley Gym Blytheville's Chickasaws found themselves with a full week of practice in front of them as they get ready to entertain one of the state's toughest high school basketball teams — Monticello — here Saturday night. Jimmy Fisher's crew doesn't take to the hardwood for t game until Friday when they go to Rector. Fisher believes his club Just Children, Mosley Impressive might be in top form for one of Th3 Chicks did an effective job the biggest games on its schedule Saturday night comes to town. when Monticello He's basing that on the Maroon's performance of Saturday night when they overwhelmed Memphis' Catholic High 86-47. "We showed more sustained hustle and spirit than at any time this season and that defense looked much better," Fisher remarked In connection triumph. with the Catholic Porkers Play Rice Tonight Only Texas Undefeated In Conference DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Longhorns emerged last week as the only undefeated team in the Southwest Conference basketball race with a victory over nationally-ranked Rice, 74-66, and a 49-46 triumph over Texas A&M. The Long- liorns now have four victories. The University of Arkan s a s knocked Southern Methodist out of Its share of the lead Saturday night with a 61-58 conquest. SMU now is tied with Baylor for second place with two victories and a loss each. Rice 2-t Rice, which deleatcd Texas Christian 69-52 last week, has lost two games and won two. In other games last week Bay lor whipped Arkansas 63-58 and Texas Christian beat the conference doormat, Texa,s A&M, 69-52, Both TCU and Arkansas have won one game and lost two In conference play. The Aggies have lost four. Conference-leading Texas doesn't play this week and will have to wait until Feb. 2 before it lays its loop record on the line against SMU. Two Toningt Two games are slated for tonight — Arkansas plays Rice and Baylor plays Texas Christian. On Saturday Rice plays Baylor. Gene Schwinger of Rice still maintains his hold on conference scoring honors. The Owl ace added 41 points to his conference total last week, bringing it to 100 points, while boosting his season totnl to 346. The RaEorbacks knocked Southern Methodist from the ranks of the conference's unbeaten basketball teams with the conquest at Payetteville Saturday night. The Mustang's Ronnie Morris was . high individual scorer with 20 points! Orval Elkins led Arkansas with 15. of blanketing the Catholics, who had a pretty good fast break club. Particularly outstanding in doing their defensive jobs were Red Childress and Tommy Mosley, who also were high scorers. Childress grabbed off 13 defensive rebounds, an impressive total, while Mosley got four. Mosley turned in what was probably his best game of the year. He played a brilliant floor game, was extremely effective in setting up plays and hit eight of ten field goals, both on driving lay-ups and from as far back as 25 feet. Childress, also having a great night, hit 15 of 21 as he racked up 35 points. More Hard Work It will be more hard work for the Chicks this week. Fisher plans to continue to stress defense and rebounding as he gets ready for Rector and Monticello. Saturday night, the Chicks took command early as Childress hit three quick buckets- and Mosley hit a couple to put Blythevllle into a 17-9 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter. Childress got 11 points In that period, which ended with Blythe' vllle leading 25-11. As the second quarter ended, Mosley drove in from mldcourt to score, then, as Memphis attempted to bring the ball down, lie stole it from a Catholic guard and dumped another to put the Chicks into a 41-21 halftime lead. Reserves Look Good Even with the reserves taking over, the Chicks didn't slow down. Childress and Abbott connected as the third period ended to make it 62-32. The first group went back in for most of the fourth period and Childress was helped by Bobby Jones, who swished through a 26- footer, ns Blythcville coasted home. Tied with Mosley for second high In defensive rebounds was substitute Charles Ray Hall, who scored five points, grabbed four off the boards and played a steady defensive game In his brief appearance. In the opener, Blytheville's B team took Burdctte 69-40. ' Blythevlllc'i West 5 ' Hill 2 Chllriross 35 Mosley 17 Jones 9 Substitutes: I'os. Catholic F Howell 1 F Buonl 11 C G Diana 0 Q Wade B Blythevllle — Lang ston 3, Hall 6, Cobb 2, Akers 4, Abbott 2.; Catholic — Reno 2. Harrison Divides Two Games Harrison High School's ciigers split a pair of games nt Newport Saturday night with the girls losing a 35-28 decision find the boys taking a 59-38 win. It marked Harrison's 10th win in its 13 games this year. Tonight, the Harrison juniors play Wilson at Harrison's gymnasium at 7:30. Wednesday night, the senior teams will play host to Osceola. Ark Tech. Cage Team Felled by Auto Wrec/c MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Six Arkansas Tech basket ball players and two others were injured, one critically, early yesterday when a station wagon carrying half the team to Russellville from a game at Monticello overturned near here Five of the players were hospitalized here and attendants said last night all were resting comfortably except Billy K. Baker, 19, Pottsville forward, who suffered » brain injury. He was listed as critical. Others hospitalized were: Paul Anderson. 19. center. Mount Ida, fractured shoulder; Sidney Ragland, 19, guard, Valley Springs, broken arm; David Camfield, 20, guard, Siloam Springs, fractured shoulder, head and back injuries. Bill Stanley, 22, center, Fort Smith, leg injury, and cuts. Injured slightly but not hospitalized were Robert Wolf, 21-year-old guard from Salem, Dean McLemore, 20, Boonville, the team's student manager; and Travis Adams, 20, Warren, team scorer and publicity director. Tires Go Out Adams was driving the vehicle when the two rear tires blew ou causing it to overturn on Highway 64 nine miles east of Morrilton The team was returning from Monticello where It defeated Arkansas A&M 88-78 Saturday night Coach Sam Hindsman and other team members were in another station wagon traveling ahead of the other vehicle and didn't know of the wreck until they reached the Tech campus. Tech, sporting a 3-0 record in the Arkansas Intecollegiate Conference, was making a bid for Its sixth consecutive basketball title. Hindsman said all the injured players were valuable. Cotton States League Assured of Six Teams GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six teams told the Class C Cotton States League yesterday that they will operate during the 1954 baseball season, but two of them said they may shift to other cities. Directors of the league met here of seven veterans per team. to study the problems of the coming: season. They were given assurances that Hot Springs, El Dorado and Pine Bluff, Ark., and Monroe, La., will field teams. Owners of two Mississippi teams said their teams would operate, but that they might move their franchises to other cities be fore the season began. Owner Willis Hudlin of the Jackson team, said he would know by next Sunday whether he would move his franchise to Vicksburg or Greenville. He said recently he would go to Greenville If that city Greenville, Natchez Casualties could sell 50,000 tickets in advance. Greenville, long a member of the league, and Natchez were casualties after the 1953 season. Greenville Is interested In having another team and might work to Interest some other city In the league If Hudlin goes to Vicksburg. Directors of the league Kald Greenville .would hnve to find an eighth team if It wants to enter as a seventh tenm. B. C. Burns of Heidelberg, Miss., president of the Meridian tenm, said he wns undecided whether he would operate In Meridian this year, although his team has won the pennant and playoff for two straight years. A civic club project to sell $10,000 in tickets before the meeting fell three-fourths short. Schedules Submitted The league presented two tentn tlve 120-gnme schedules for a six- team season and directors were ?lven until Jan. 25 to accept one. The league nlso: Voted to raise club dues from eight to 10 per cent of eiich admission ticket after hearing reports -he league lost money last year with eight per cent dues. Set up a pool to provide $750 to ,he pennant winning team and $250 o the second place team, with the playoff winner getting $500. oted to rotate the league meet- ng amonk all cities, beginning with El Dorado and moving in alphabetical order. Decided to keep the present limit Sports Roundup— For TV Cut You Must Belong By HUGH FUI.LERTON, JR. (For Gayle Talbot) NEW YORK (AP) — If a school doesn't belong to an athletic conference it doesn't stand much chance of cutting into football television money. That's why there's so much talk these days about organizing new college athletic conferences or reorganizing old ones. And anyone who mingles with the college sports bigwigs knows there is much talk, usually with conferences and TV bracketed as an entry. and frequent meetings would bring The "live" one under discussion now is the proposed Eastern Conference. That's understandable because the East has more football independents who want to gain recognition in the television program. Get Together One canny observed put it this way: "When you think of the East, you think of the Ivy League. So the others have got together to promote themselves and promote football." A quick look at the 1953 NCAA Television Committee report backs up that remark. On 13 Saturdays last fall, 38 college teams showed on the, national network. Of these 32 were members of major conferences. The other six were Army •nd Nnvy in their annual fracas, Notre Dame, Holy Cross, Pittsburgh and Syracuse (the latter In that better-forgotten "panorama" program), Not Alfalfa When you think that the competing tcanui In the full-grime (hows cut up an average of over $120,000 each Saturday the sponsors shelled out $50,000 a game for the panoramas, you can see how much TV can mean to a school. When the new Eastern Conference Is formed apparently depends on the attitude of Army and Navy. The service academies, rather cold to the whole Idea at the outset, have been showing more interest. The present plan calls for Army. Navy. Pittsburgh. Penn State. West Virginia and Syracuse to form the league. If Army and Navy don't cpme In, the guys pushing tho plan would consider Colgate and Rutgers, but they're wooing the academies by offering a flexible football program that would let those two play their usual national schedules. Loose Arrangements They plan to form regular leagues In all important sports but football. They wouldn't require any round-robin schedules or minimum number of gnmes. But they'd just hope that conference membership them closer together. Heard that three managers have signed: Tommy Davis of Meridian, Bill Adair of El Dorado and Ed head of Monroe. Three Arkansas cities—Port Smith, Texurkana and Magnolia— did not attend although they previously had shown Interest in the league and were invited. Avery Brundage To Australia He'll Check On 1956 Olympics LAUSANNE, Switzerland I/PI — Avery Brundnge, president of the International Olympic committee, may mnke a flying visit to Australia In the next two months to check on the organization of the 1956 Melbourne games. I'm seriously considering it, the top Olympic executive sfiid today, "If! go it will be before'the IOC meeting In Athens in Mny. But I, have invitations to visit Peru, Rome, Berlin and several other places so I'd have to work it in." The last obstacle In Melbourne's fight to keep the games apparently was eliminated yesterday when the Olympic executive committee declined to tnke ictlon on & proposal to move the event elsewhere. Quarantine Laws Angelo Bolnnakl, Greek member of the IOC general committee, hnd suggested a change In site because of Australian quarantine laws which makes it impossible to hold equestrian competition there. Australian laws prohibit the entrance of horses — except those from Britain, Ireland and New Zealand — which have not undergone a six-month period of quarantine. Snead Beats Argentine PANAMA CITY, Panama Ifl — Sammy Snead, White sulphur Springs, W. Va,, has finally ended the jinx that Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina held over him In the Panama Open Golf Tournament. Snead set. a new course record of 271 in winning; the $7.500 tournament yesterday by six strokes over DeVincenzo, who hnd bcnten him ,he last two yenrs and also held ;he former course record of 274. This with year, DeVicenzo finished 277 total, barely edging Pete Cooper of Tampn, who shot a 278. Skip Alexander of St. Petersburg, Fla., wns fourth with 281. SQUASHED FOES — Henri Salaun of Boston holds Ernest B. Huinpstorie trophy after winning squash national open singles crown. He topped previously unbeaten Hashim Khan of Pakistan to take title. (NEA) Hot Stove League — Three New Negroes for Senators? They'll Get Trials In Spring Camp By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — -The Washington Senators may have a Negro on the club next season for the first time. In fact, they may have three. At least three will receive trials in the Nats' spring training camp at Orlando, Fla., next month. They are outfielders Angel (Scooter) Scull and Juan Delis and first baseman Juan Becquer. This trio is part of a skinny crew of newcomers who will try for a *."jular job with the Senators. Clark Griffith, owner of the Senators, had often said he wouldn't je rushed into acquiring a Negro, but would wnit until a player of najor league calibre as available. Most Valuable Tan Scull, 23, wns obtained In 1952 torn Havana of the Florida International Lengue and optioned to Charleston of the American Association. The sleet-footed Cuban leartened the Senators' bosses by joosting his mark 51 points to .286. He wns voted the most valuable slayer on the Charleston club. Dells, 23, batted .288. hit 11 homers and drove in 75 runs in 124 games at Havana last year. He was a shortstop until two years igo when he broke n smnll bone n ills ankle while playing at Dnn- vllle, Va., In the Carolina League. He was switched to the outfield while recovering. Two More Bocouer, 21, is a six-loot. 165 pounder who played at Havana ast season regarded as Kentucky, West Kentucky, Duquesne Still Unblemished By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky, Duquesne, Western Kentucky and surprising Connecticut were the only major college basketball fives with unmarred slates today and the immediate offing holds little for the first three to worry about. Kentucky, rolling In high gear With 11 straight, takes on none-too- formidable Tennessee Saturday night. Western Kentucky, unbeaten in 16 games, figures to add a pair of victims, Tennessee Tech and Memphis, to Its skein this week, and the Dukes can rest on their 15-0 record until Jan. 21 when they meet Georgetown. Only the high-scoring Connecticut quintet (14-0) can loox to the future with some foreboding. Its next game, on Feb. 3, is against Fordham, another Eastern power and the best of the New York City clubs. Cats Roll On Last weekend, Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 ranking team in the latest Associated Press poll, walloped Tulane 94-43 In a Southeastern conference game. Duquesne, No. 2, deftly handled one of it: toughest assignments by defeating Niagara 61-53. Western Kentucky, ranked fifth, thrashed Eastern Kentucky, Its arch rival 122-78. Unranked Conneticut scored a convincing 106-81 win over Boston College. Holy Cross and George Washington, ranked sixth and seventh respectively, both suffered their first setbacks Friday. The Crusaders fell victims to Notre Dame's collapsing defenses and dropped a lopsided 83-61 decision., George Washington bowed to Maryland 68-61. \ Others Win Otherwise, the first 10 teams justified their high ratings. Indiana's third ranked Hoosiers continued to dominate play in the Big Ten Conference by whipping Wisconsin 90-74. The Indiana five will attempt to make their league record 6-0 tonight against Ohio State. In the usual possession-minded struggle between the schools the Oklahoma Aggies, No. 4, edged Tulsa 46-40. Crusaders Win Holy Cross got back on the victory road Saturday, trouncing Belmont Abbey of North Carolina 10363. Oklahoma City, No. 8 with an 11-1 record, easily downed Murray State of Kentucky 72-43. Rounding out the performances of the top 10 were Duke's 69-61 decision over McCrary Eagles, an independent team, and Minnesota's 59-55 verdict over Iowa. In the second 10. nth-ranked Dayton bowed to La Salle 82-58. Wichita (15-1) moved to the top of the Missouri Valley standings with a 91-61 victory over DeDlroit. The Kansas Jayhawks won their third Big Seven game, defeating Kansas State 65-62, and Louisiana^ State, led by Bob Pettit's 37 points|( downed Tennessee 75-62. Bero Gets 84 Colorado A&M, No. 18, toppled New Mexico 67-60, and Illinois, a notch lower, whipped Ohio State 82-72 in a Big Ten fray. Bevo Francis and Bio Grande came in for their share of the weekend scoring spotlight. The much-hearlded center dropped in 61 points as the Ohio school drubbed Alliance (Pa.) 107-11 Friday and then followed it with an 84-point performance the following night in Bio Grande's 133-10 triumph against the same college. Cornell remained on top of the Eastern league by defeating Dartmouth 79-58 for a 5-0 record in conference play. In the Southeastern Conference, Alabama beat Auburn 10-58, Mississippi whipped Georgia Tech 8071 and Vanderbllt conquered Mississippi State 16-69. North Carolina held its lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 78-66 verdict over Virginia. Olson, Martinez in Action Again and hit .294. He flashy fielder. Is Two of the more promising of ,hc Washington rookies are second bnseman Anton Boig and outfielder Bruce Barmes. Roig, 25, batted over .300 at Chattanooga and is coked upon to give Wayne Ter- vllligcr a rough battle for the regular job. Barmes also was a .300 hitter it the Nats' Chattanooga farm in he Southern Association. Only 23, always has had the reputation a hitter. Only Eight Now Unbeaten NEW YORK «l — The list of he nation's unbeaten college bas- :etball teams was down to eight oday with Western Kentucky's 16- performance topping the group. Duquesne follows Western Ken- ucky with 15-0. Then comes Con- ictlcut, 14-0, Lawrence Tech 13-0, Kentucky «nd Norwich (VU 11-0, Erskine 8-0 and Eastern Carolina -0. Holy Cross and Qeorge Washington dropped out of the select group last week, losing to Notre Dame and Maryland, respectively. Bead Courier News Classified Ad.« BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 18 8:00 p.m. Adult* 60c — Children 15e TAG MATCH Eddie Malone & Hey Keene vs Chuck Molner & Joe Welch Plus 2 1-Fall Matches Malont vs. Welch and Keene vs. Molner By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Bobo Olson plans to take two fights before he defends his middleweight title against Kid Gavilan April 2 in Chicago. The champion, idle since Oct. 21, when he won the title by battering Randy Turpin, boxes Joe Rindone of Roxbury, Mass., on . Saturday at San Francisco on the Saturday night fights (ABC-TV). Although Olson will be a heavy favorite to win, Rindone holds 1953 victories over Pierre Langlols and Joey de John. In fact, he sent De John Into retirement with a second round TKO Nov. 23 at Syracuse, N. J. Olson will take another fight in March, no opponent named yet. Vince Martinez of Patterson, N. J., and Rocky Casillo of Chicago, a pair of youngsters anxious to move up Into the first 10 of the welter class, top the Friday show at Madison Square Garden (TV- NBC, radio-ABC). Since losing to Chico Vejar and Danny Olovanelli early in 'S3, Martinez has won five in a row, including a decision over Vejar Nov. 20. Casillo stopped GlovanelH and lost to Joey Klein in his two New York appearances. His record is Impressive, winning 28 of 29 with 17 knockouts. Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn's win streak. Among his victims ''house of upsets," has a good i were Giovanelli, Danny (Bang Bang) Womber and Phil Kim. ^ Herman, who fought a draw wic(fl lightweight king Jimmy Carter, knocked out -Brian Kelly in the parkway in his last local appear- welter match tonight between Carmine Pior of Brooklyn and Freddie (Babe) Herman of Los Angeles on TV Du Mont in some sections. Piore, one of the best left hookers in the business, is on a five-fight ance. Coast's Best To Pirates Dale Long Had 35 Homers in '53 By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (ffl — The Pacific Coast League slugging champion, two pitching leaders, the Piedmont League batting king and the first Negro In Pittsburgh National League history will be among the flock of rookies competing for regular Jobs in the Pirates' spring training camp. Dale Most Valuable Long, who slammed 35 home runs, drove in 116 runs at Hollywood and was voted the most valuable player in the PCL, will be one of the five players trying to nail down the first base job. Al Grunwald, up from New Orleans where he hit .293, Dale Coogan, a Navy returnee; and holdovers Preston Ward and Paul Smith will be the others trying to land the regular first base job. The trade sending Danny O'Connell to Milwaukee leaves the way open for Curt Roberts, the young Negro rookie from Denver, for second baseman. Roberts batted ,291 in the Western League and was an outstanding defensive player. The Pirates came up with a ten- strike when they grabbed Gerry Lynch, the Piedmont League's batting king, in the draft. The 23- year-old slugger batted .333 for the Yankees' Norfolk farm club, hit 21 home runs, and drove in 133 runs. 13 New Pitchers Thirteen pitchers are among the 28 newcomers. The best appear to be George O'Donnell, 24-year-old righthander from Hollywood, and Larry Lassalle, a young righthand- er from Jacksonville. O'Donnell won 20 and lost 12. Lassalle had a 10-5 record. Fred Waters, who along with Lassale, Sid Gordon, Max Surkont and righthander Curt Raydon, Jft , came to the Pirates for O'Connell, • had a 10-10 record at Lincoln, Neb. A full brcthsr to the famous Hill Prince will be a candidate for the SIGG.QQG Flamingo at Hialeah. He it Prince Hill. Three ways to brighten "Blue Monday" No rubbing, no scrubbing—your electric washing machine does all the hard work! No heavy totin', no waiting for the tun-on electric dryer maket laundry fluffy-dry! Ironing is done in half the time with a big, work-saving dectrie tronerl Ark-Mo Power Co.

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