The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 4, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Chicks Play Tonight In NEA Tournament * * * » . » * * » Tribe Meets Walnut Ridge at 7 Hopeful of repeating their all-winning performance of a couple of years ago, Blytheville's Chickasaws get their first taste of tournament action tonight when they take on the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in the 8th annual Northeast Arkansas invitational tournament at AT• kansas State College in Jonesboro. - ul • 41 . *• * « The Chicks and Bobcats are slated to square off at 7 p.m. tonight in the first game of the tournament's night session. The tournament got underway today with morning and afternoon sessions. Kansas City Contracts Mailed to 37 Players KANSAS CITY (AP) — Contracts were on the way today to 37 baseball players expected to make up the Kansas City Athletics' 1955 squad. ^_ Ray Kennedy, the Athletics 1 " rector of personnel, indicated only two of the players — third baseman — Jim Finigan and pitcher Arnold Portocarrero — are likely to receive substantial raises. Portocarrero won nine games and lost .18 last season for the old Philadelphia Athletics and Finigan batted .302 for the last-place club. Other Prospects Likely Kennedy said Manager Lou Boudreau may turn up some other prospects for the squad in the Athletics* .farm system. Forty of the most promising farm players will undergo a screening at Sanford, Fla., Feb. 14. Among the outstanding rookies mailed contracts yesterday are infielder Hector Lopez, outfielder Joe Taylor and pitcher Walter Oraddock. Lopez and Taylor, play- Ing for Ottawa in the International League last season, batted better than .300, Taylor finished out the year with the Athletics. Craddock had a 12-9 record with Savannah, Oa., ki the Sally League — his first full season in pro ball, Rebuilding: Farms Other newcomers expected to aid in the rebuilding program are Bob Spicer, a pitcher drafted from Los Angeles, and Arthur Ceccarel- U, drafted from the New York Yankees Birmingham farm club, Kennedy also said the club was making headway in rebuilding its farm system. '•'I'm not ready to announce their names/ but I've lined up four top notch scouts already," he said. "And we should have a nucleus of seven clubs operating under working agreements next season." The most valuable player in the Sally League the past two years has worn a Jacksonville (Fla.) uniform. Hank Aaron, now of the Bravfes, won it in 1953. Buck Riddle got it in 1954. 9 SeMo Teams To Play Tonight Wardell Takes on Caruthersville; Deering at Steele By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Pemiscot County's" basketball teams go into the new year with all nine of the county's teams slated for action on the same night for the first time this season. All of the games with Pemiscot teams participating tonight will be played in the county. They include five games involving boys A teams. Warden's cagers,, with, a record of 11 wins and two losses, will meet the Caruthersville Tigers on Tiger territory. Caruthersvilie has won two games and lost four. That will be a twin bill with both the A and B teams scheduled to play. Steele's Bulldogs will play host to Deering 1 for three games. The A boys, junior high boys and the girls will play ball. Rom Malone's Holland team will journey to Braggadocio for a double header. The A and B teams are lined up for contests. Another double header with (he A and B teams scheduled to play will see the Hayti Indians hosting to Cooler. In the .other game Bragg City's Indians will play host to Campbell, from neighboring Dunklin County. The University of Michigan has won more individual NCAA titles than any other school in the country. The Wolverines have won 114. The Chicks are expected to get by tonight's game without too much trouble Two weeks ago they drubbed this same Walnut Hidge team 68-41 in a regular season contest played on the Chicks' home court. Dyess Played Today Only one other Mississippi County team is scheduled to see action in today's tournament activity. Dyess was slated to take on strong Marmaduke at. 3 p.m. today in one of the top games in the Class B bracket. Leachville and Manila will. not see action until tomorrow. Leachville plays Marianne at 9 p.m. tomorrow while Manila takes on Harrisburg at 9 tomorrow morning. Dell, .the fifth Mississippi County team in the tournament, doesn't play until Thursday morning when it meets Bono. If the Chicks get by 'tonight's game as expected they will meet the winner of tomorrow's Piggott-Augusta game at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Second Seeded The Chicks were second aeeded in the tourney pairings with defending champion Jonesboro seed- ef NO. 1 Leachville was seeded third and Batesville fourth. For the first time in the seven years they have been playing in the tournament, the Chicks got i break in the tourney pairings this year. They were placed in the same., bracket with" fourth-seeded Batesville while Jonesboro, Leachville and Marianna, three pre-tourney favorites, were bunched together in the other bracket. The Chicks have been holding daily workouts for the past week getting ready for their tournamenl pJay. Yesterday, Coach Jimmy Fisher ran his tribe through a long bvit light practice session during which he stressed ball handling and defensive play. Except for a couple or three minor colds, Coach Fisher's squadmen returned from their week long Christmas vacation in fine physica form and should be at top strength for tonight's game. EXPERIENCED HELP — Chuck Langston, 6-2 reserve forward, helps supply the 1955 ediiiqn of basketball Chicks with needed bench strength. A senior, Chuck was a squadman last year and alternates between forward and pivot. (Courier News Photo) Bill Tosheff, one-time Indiana and N.B.A.. basketball star, is listed on the Atlanta Crackers (Southern Association) roster for 1955 Tosheff. a pitcher, won 21 games in the minors last season. THE W1NNAH!—Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen gives a victory sign with Kansas' new $2V4-million field house as a backdrop as it is named for the Jayhawkers' veteran basketball coach. Another faction wanted the 17,000-seat'stadium to commemorate Dr. James A., Naismith, who originated the game. (NEA) Sports Roundup— Hayes Went Over Big in California By JACK HAND (For Oayle Talbot) NEW YORK tfl—Even if Woody Hayes buys a homburg and a chesterfield, he'll never be a diplomat. He added nothing to the cause of peace in California when he rated Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and his own Ohio State club ahead of the Trojans after the Rose Bowl game. Then he put the rap on the bands for churning up the field between the halves. If Sugar Ray Robinson really has all that sugar stacked away In the bank, why Is he making this comeback? If he stopped Joe Rindone in six rounds in 1950 when he was the welter champ, why shouldn't he better his course record over Joe Wednesday night at the Detroit Olympia? It will be Interesting to read what Sugar Ray has to say after the:fight in view of his retirement comments in 1952 about quitting, because "the coordination tin'I there any more". Willie Maya, who flew up from Puerto Rico to Attend « testimonial dinner (or Lee Durocher In Cal- ifornia, is ready to return Thursday to the Santurce team in the winter league. Frank Forbes, the New York Giants' scout who is Willie's constant companion, says it "ain't so" Willis is all tired out from too much baseball. * Forbes says Willie plays with the same devil-may-care flourish in Puerto Rico as he did In the Polo Grounds last summer. Ruben Gomez, the Giants' pitcher, is a teammate. Forbes hud good reports on the Yankees' Bob Cerv and Elsteon Howard of the San Juan club and Roberto Clemente, No.l draft choice. Pittsburgh's Washington stories that the Army may be discharging draftees a month or two ahead of time revive hope among the ball clubs that they may get back key men during the '55 season. Vinegar Bend Mizell, the St. Louis Cards' hard-throwing lefty, and Billy Martin, the Yankees' second baseman- shortstop, are two whose release could be Important factors next season. How Open for Business NEW ESSO SERVICE STATION Main at 21st Operated by Tony Tucker Three Games Tonight Open SWC Cage Race By JOE BENHAM The Associated Press Southern Methodist and Texas Christian, rated the teams to. beat in this year's Southwest Conference basketball race, get the chance to live up to the billing Tuesday night as conference play opens with three games. TCU plays Arkansas at Fayette- vlile. Southern Methodist meets .Texas at Austin and Texas A&M iaces Rice at Houston. The darkhorse pick, Baylor stays idle until Saturday night. TCU carries the best season record—8-3—into the Fayetteville fray. The Frogs pulled above the ,500 mark with three straight victories in last week's pre-season Southwest Conference tournament. The final triumph came over Alabama, ranked 12th in the nation at that time. O'Neal Is Key The Frogs build their attack around Dick O'Neal, high scoring and high-standing 6-foot-l sophomore center, with forward Ray Warren, 6-foot-6. adding fuel from outside. Jim Krebs, 6-foot-8 sophomore center, is the key man in the SMU machine. He's scored 220 points this year. The Mustangs figure to be stronger against Texas than they were last week, following the return of Art Barnes, SMU captain, to the starting five. Barnes, rated one of the better guards in the circuit last year, has been out with a knee injury. Looked Good and Bad Texas A&M ana Rice looked good, bad and in between during their various tournament . games last week at Houston. Rice holds the better season record with 4-6 to the Aggies' 2-7. - Next action for the conference conies Saturday night, when Baylor The largest bowline establishment ever built in the United States contained 105 alleys of a Philadelphia establishment. It was torn down in 1944 by the U.S. Army. Caruthersville, GOLDEN GLOVES Boxing Tournament , Sponsored By Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce 3 DAYS 3 Jon. 5, 6, 7- 8 P.M. Caruthersville Armory Caruthersville, Mo. ADMISSION Adults 50c Children 25c Reserved Section 25c Extra goes into action against Texas at Waco, Texas A&M plays Arkansas at 'College Station and Rice meets SMU at Dallas. No Important Action Expected At Grid Rules Meeting Today Manila, Monette Split Two Games Lions Win Easily But Girls Dtfaarcd 37-33 in Overtime MANILA — Manila and Monette split a pair of basketball games here last night with the Monette girls and the Manila boys victorious. In the girls game Monette tripped the Lions sextet 37-33 in an overtime and in the boys tame Coach . Deward Dopton'i Lions soundly thumped the Buffaloes 78«• The girls game was the best of the night. After trailing most of the way, Manila threw up a strong defense in the late stages to stop the strong punch of Monette and come off with a 31-31 tie at the end of regulation paly. Good Defens* Manila's guards held the Monette forwards to but a single point in the fourth period but couldn' : . hold the Buffaloes' attack in check during the two minute overtime. Ball of Monette and Harris of Manila tied for high score honors with 24 points each. In the boys game .Manila led all the way. The Lions got a good scoring balance which proved too much for the outmanned Buifa- loes. Shedd with 2S points led Manila's scoring while Cornish scored 20 for Monette. Girls Game Monett* Taylor (6) Trammel •(?) Ball (24). Price Williams Wallace Pos. F r G O O Manila (24) Harris (1) Hodges (6) M. Shelton Blake McWilliams Patton Substitutions: Monette — Mote, Brown. Manila—Whitney, G. Shelton (3). Boys Game Monette Sikes (2) Ball (4) Cornish (20) J. Nettles (10) Wallace Substitution; Pos. P F C 0 O Manila (6) Meacham (4) Veach (23) Shedd (14) Wagner (10) Isaacs Monette — Page, Way. Scarsdale (1), B. Nettles,' Quails, Blasingame (9), Manila — McWilliams (11), Davis (6), Caery (2), Rogers. Ivan Irwin of the Rangers Is the only player in the National Hockey League born in the United States Coaches Will Forego Any Major Changes, Little Says By HUGH FULLEBTON JR. NEW YORK (AP) — Following the already-established pattern of avoiding controversial Issues, the rules committee of the American Football Coaches Association was expected to dispose of its business today in short order. ;. Although there has been considerable talk that the coachei would like to see the current substitution rule relaxed so they could use a few specialists, Coach Lou Little of Columbia indicated that there was no strong move for any major rules changes. Little annually polls the coaches on tteir reaction to the rule* and the results of his circular form the basis of the discussions by the coaches committee. It's recommendations are passed on to the NCAA rules committee, which will meet here next week to decide if any changes are to be made. Baseball IHIK Tabbed U'ttle said the coaches committee might even finish its discussion in half a day, an Indication that no major changes have been proposed. The college baseball coaches decided to table a reportedly-startling report on the composition of baseballs.-After listening to representatives of the manufacturers of the official major league bails and concerns whose products are supposed to conform to major league standards, as well as to the University of Wisconsin sclents who have been making the testt, the executive committee of the American Association of College Baseball Coaches decided to withhold publication of the report, pending further study. Didn't MMt Requirements Although the final results of the year-long study won't be revealed, the early experiments at Wisconsin Indicated 'standard" that great many baseballs didn't conform to the requirements and that even In a single dozen balls there Spring Training Partners Again ATLANTA Ml — For the second straight year the Atlanta club of the Southern Assn. and Toledo of the .American Assn. will train together at Jacksonville, Fla., in the spring. Atlanta will be under the guidance of new manager Oeorge Me- Quinn, former Yankee first baseman. were considerable variations. All tills left it up to the footb»ll coaches to stir up a llttlt exclta- ment In their first open dlscmsloni in about 20 yeari. Changing tht pattern of their meeting, the football men scheduled session* at which such subjects as the code of ethics, a national eligibility code, spring drills, national ratings, game officials and public relations will be discussed. Nebraska, Duke to Get 5/30,000 MIAMI, Fla. — Duke and Nebraska will receive almost $130,000' each for their Orange Bowl football game. Van C. Kussrow, schedule chairman of the Orange Bowl committee, said yesterday each team already has been paid 1U $112,000 guarantee and that aditional compensation will be made when tht official audit is completed. Oklahoma- and Mars'land got $121,308.31 each for their appearance a year ago. The schools must split the fund« with their conferences, the Atlantlo Coast and Big Seven. Chief Increase over the net revenue of $406,748.53 for the 1»M game will come from the television and radio rights. This totaled $81,game year. 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