The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1955 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 4, 1955
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-TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Kentucky Again Tops Weekly Basketball Poll Tech and State Suffer Losses Wonder Boys Bow To Louisiana Tech; .Centenary Tops ASC ^.By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS •-/Arkansas Tech and Arkansas State were beat by Louisiana opponents In two high-scoring out-of- state basketball games last night. The lone college contest played In the state saw Arkansas A&M score a 56-50 triumph over Little Rock Junior College in the capital city. Free Throws Count . Free throws made the difference in Louisiana Tech's 98-87 victory over Arkansas Tech at Ruston, La. The wonder Boys irom Russellville. Ark., made 74 points on field goals to the Louislanan's 62 points from the. floor, but sank only 13 free throws compared to 36 out of 43 by the host team. Louisiana Tech led most of the way, taking a halftime lead of 51 to 45 and widening it to a safe margin lor the rest of the game. ' rtuard Billy Wiggins was high for the winners with 23 points, while Arkansas' E. C. O'Neal led his team with 20. " , Slate Blasted Arkansas State of Jonesboro lost to Centeneary at Shreveport, La., in a game which saw the winners : hit with 51.8 per cent of their field goal attempts in coasting to a 108. 78 final score. Monte Coinbs made .24 points for Centenary. Jim Ward -and Bill Oatlin led Arkansas State With 20 points each. In the see-saw game between Little Rock JC and Arkansas A&M the Boll Weevils pulled away from a .50-all score by sinking one field goal and four free throws for the final, 56-50. A&M also led at halftime, 26-23. John Sschisler got 17 points as high man for A&M, and Jaycee Johnny Whitten made 14. Two Games Tonight Two college games are scheduled for tonight in Arkansas. The University of Arkansas hosts Texas Christian, favored team to take the Southwest Conference title this year, in a game at Payetleviile which opens conference play. Hen, drlx plays Beebe Junior College at Conway. Arkansas State plays in Louisiana for a game with Northeast Louisiana at Monroe. Wildcats Rule Roost Third Straight Week By SHELDON SAKOWITZ The Associated Freu For the third straight week, the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats 1 ranked today as the nation's No. 1 team in the weekly Associated Press basketball poll and from all indication they're going to be mighty hard to dislodge. Of the 116 ballots cast by sports, writers and sportscasters throughout the country, 89 named Kentucky as the top team. The Wildcats received 1,090 points and finished more than 200 points ahead "of runner-up Duquesne. The Wildcats have won seven in a row this season after posting a 25-0 recordd urlng the 1953-54 campaign. Thorough Shuffle The rest of the top 10 teams underwent a thorough shuffle as a result of holiday tournaments and a wave of upsets. Oniy fifth-ranked San Francisco retained the same poll position as last week. Duquesne (8-1) climbed from eighth to second with 869 points. The Iron Dukes beat LaSalle in the finals of the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival. North Carolina State (12-1) dropped one notch to third place, while LaSalle (9-3) slipped from third to fourth. The Wolfpack, with 679 points, were jolted from the unbeaten ranks by twice-beaten I Villanova. ' George Washington 6th George Washington ,(8-2) advanced from ninth to sixth on the strength of winning the Richmond Fog Causes Postponement Of Mat Bouts Five of the six wrestlers scheduled to appear on the American legion's \vrestllng show at Memorial Auditorium last night got fog bound and as the result for the first time in Blythevllle's professional wrestling history the matches had to be called off. Along about match time last night. Jack Moody. Doyle Welch, AI Getz, The Scar and Don McOee. notified Promoter Mike Meroney that they were marooned on the Tennessee side of the Mississippi River because fog had halted operation of the Cottonwood Point ferry. Promoter Meroney, hoping for a break in the weather conditions, notified the crowd and held up the matches until 10 o'clock. Then he gave up and called the bouts off. "I've been promoting wrestling in Blytheville for 19 years and that's the first time I've ever had this happen," Meroney said after the long wait was over. "I've had to delay a courile or three bout.", because wrestlers were late in showing up but this is the first time that I've ever had to completely disappoint the fans. The only wrestler to show last nteht was Butch Boytt who came to Blytheville from Memphis. Invitational. UCLA (9-2)' showed the biggest increase, jumping from 15th to seventh. Utah, which didn't play last week, dropped from seventh to eighth. Missouri (7-2), by virtue of cap luring the Big Seven Tourney vaulted from llth to ninth. Dayton (8-2) was knocked from the un beatens last week to fall from fourth to 10th with 175 points. The leaders, with first-place votes in parentheses: I.Kentucky (89) 1,090 2. Duquesne (14) 3. N. C. State (3) 679 4. LaSalle (2) 630 5. San .Francisco (4)' 515 6. G. Washington 338 7. UCLA (1) 27b 8. Utah 26f 9. Missouri (2) 28i 10. Dayton 175 11. Maryland 153 12. Illinois 141 13. Minnesota 136 14. Iowa 120 15.'Niagara 16. Louisville (1) 40 17. Villanova .....~ 39 Duke (tie) 39 19. Pennsylvania 3) 20. Notre Dame 32 Alabama (tie) 32 Seton Hall (tie) 32 U. S. Will Keep Davis Cup Awhile-Talbert NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Talbert, the crafty captain of the victorious United States Davis Cup team, settled down in his Wall Street brokerage Ci'fice today and opined that the coveted trophy should stay on these shores for several more years. Talbert, accompanied by the cupt and Julius Myrick, a representative of the United States Lawn Tennis Assn., arrived home last night. Hamilton Richardson, the national intercollegiate champion from Tulane, went from Los Angeles to New Orleans instead of coming to New York. Still Have Richardson "I see no reason why the cup shouldn't stay in the United states for several years," Talbert said. "We still have Richardson available, and neither Vic Sefxas nor Tony Trabcrt intends to turn professional. "In fact. I'm sorry that Tony and Vic couldn't come back with the cup. They're the hoys who did the job." Staying Down tincief Seixas and Trabert are staying in Australia to play in some big tournaments before returning home. "Our boys set out to do a job and they did it," Talbert continued. "They got In top shape and just never let the Australians get the upper hand. It was just a case of Tony and Vic rising to the top of their games. Ken Rosewal! and Lew Hoad (the Australians) certainly did not turn flat. Our boys were just too good for them this time." Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Gil Turner, 154, Philadelphia, outpointed Italo Scor- tichini, 154%, Italy, 10. Brooklyn — Joe Klein, 150'/ 2 , Nc-w York, stopped Oerry Dreyer, 150V4, South Africa. 1. Los Angeles — Frankie Cockrell, 146'.;,, Symington. Tex., outpointed Ray Hernandez, 153, Juarez, Mex., 10, Senior Bowl Squads Begin Heavy Work MOBILE, Ala. 10 — North and South squads for the Senior Bowl game Saturday start heavy work today with the practice fields barred to spectators. Coaches Paul Brown of the North and Steve Owen of the South announced they were banning spectators In an effort to get the most work done with the least Interference. Back Frank Clayton of Southern California was added to the North squad yesterday to bring it up to its full strength of 25. The players turn pro in the game. Winners receive $500 each and expenses and the losers $400 and expenses. The game is ex pected to draw about 30,000. Baltimore Signs Ex-Razorback BALTIMORE I/Pi—A former University of Arkansas defensive halfback, Johnny Cole, has signed to play for the Baltimore Colts next season in the National Footbalj League. The Warren, Ark., footballer, who was graduated in 1952 after starring several years in his position for the Razorbacks, was signed by the Colts yesterday. Cole expects to be discharged from the Army in time for foot- ball'training next summer. He has gained about 15 pounds since leaving the University, and reports he now weighs 180. iCADfME-CAT — Shin, four-month-old cat, retrieve* Ronnie Hithan's putt it the Bcauclcrc Country Club, Jacksonville, FI>, (The kitten never leaves the course during playing hours—making / if the fmly feline folf.buin.ln the world, (N_EA) i " "" " "" Cook Brothers Ride Apart MIAMI, Pla. HI — After several years or riding: on Florida race tracks, the Cook brothers — William McKlnley and Lois — have split up. William is back at Tropical Park but Lois will ride In California this winter. The Cooks are two of the three original "kida from Kona" Ken- ;ucky. The third was Jimmy Breckons,. who retiree 1 last year. Kona Is a mining community and when the. three riders are at home, it has a population of 503. It's Know-How That Counts SPILLVILLE, Iow» m — While on an outing with three friends «nd his trusty, bow »nd arrow, Ocnc Hruskn, 7, shot tt « rubblt. The »rrow hit the animal in the head, killing it. Dene's older brother, Walter, found out »bout the straight shoot- Ing when he came home that night. He'd been rabbit hunting with * gun — and didn't get a thing. Mendowlarlcs, formerly hunted us g«me birds, lire not lurks ut »ll. They actually belong to the blackbird i»nij)j>. < 'I'LL CHOOSE YOU 1 Referee Bud Lowell and Minnesota's Chuck Mencel look like they're getting ready to settle their argument by choosing during Notre Dame contest. (NEA) Turner Decisions Italo Scortichini Joey Klein Stops Gerry Dreyer in Brooklyn Brawl NEW YORK Wy—(311 Turner and Joey Klein, a pair of underdogs, have started the new year right. Turner won a unanimous decision over Italo Scortichini last night at St. Nicholas Arena and kelin stopped Gerry Dreyer on a seventh- round TKO at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. Turner's victory was more important than Klein's because the once high - ranking welterweight showed signs of making a comeback. Packing 154 pounds to Scor- tichini's 154 : S, Turner didn't fold in the late rounds as he has been doing lately. Instead he cut loose with some of his old-style bursts in the eighth and ninth of a rousing tattle. Klein, a New Yorker, slashed cuts over both eyes of Dreyer and rocked the former British Empire we! to- champ just before Referee Mark Conn stopped the one-sided battlr after the bell ended the seventh Each weighed ISOij pounds. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne GO, Fort Belvoir 56 Seton Hall 83, Colby 63 " Fordham 6C, Princeton 56 Pitt 78. Carnegie Tech 66 Louisville 73, Notre Dame 69 Louisiana State 84, North Carolina 77 Temple 80, Richmond 71 Florida 8,1. Georgia 68 Duke 97. Florida State 75 Furman 91. Miami Fla. 74 Tennessee 94, Clemson 55 Virginia 89, South Carolina 69 Centenary 109, Arkansas State Jonesboro 78 Vanderbilt 86, William & Mary 61 Ohio State 83, Michigan State 76 Indiana 95, Michigan 77 Northwestern 74, Minnesota 72 Iowa 86, Wisconsin 69 Purdue 109, Bradley 92 Marunuette 74, Drake 71 North Dakota State 82, North Dakota State 67 Missouri Valley 90, Emporia Statr Kan. 57 Louisiana Tech 98, Arkansas Tech 87 Arkansas A&M 56, Little Rock JC 50 Washington State 63, Oregon 56 Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minneapolis 76, Philadelphia 74 In an allowance race the weight a horse carries is basetl on Uie amount of money the horse has won and/or the number of times he has won. W. M. BURNS Insurance Agency We have some good, well located homes in Blyheville for sale. Also Farm lands and farm loans. Our insurance is in sound capital stock old line companies. W« go your bond. Our service is as good as the best. \ Our office 219 West Walnut Phone 3-3361. Call or sec ug. W. M. Burns, .Realtor Insuror Read Courier News Classified Ads. Indiana Gets Back in Big 10 Race with Win Over Michigan No Change Seen In Big Seven's Bowl Rules MIAMI, Pla. I/P>— The Big Seven Conference will not repeal its rule prohibiting the same team from appearing in the Orange Bowl two years in a row, says Big Seven Commissioner Keeves S. Peters. "Even though the criticism has been pretty strong, we will continue with our present system," he said yesterday. Because of the rule, Oklahoma, the perennial Big Seven champion was ineligible to return to the Orange Bowl for Saturday's game. Runnerup Nebraska came instead and Duke, champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference, walloped the Cornhuskers 34-7 in such a lop-sided game that many of the 68.150 fans left shortly after the halftimc show. The ACC does liot place a similar ban on its teams. Michigan State's 1954 football team won the pregame coin toss only once in nine games. By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press That man Don Schlundt still knows the direction of the basket and as long as he doesn't lose his bearings, Indiana will remain a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten. Louisville Wins Notre Dame, which had a strong bid in for the top independent of The experts counted the Hoosiers out before the start of the :ason, but it appeared today that their unimpressive 2-1> pre-conference record may have been a mighty hoax. Schlundt scored 30 points last night as Indiana began its campaign for a third straight conference title with a 95-77 triumph over favored Michigan. Jim Barley, a substitute last year, and Burke Scott, who had done little scoring in early games, got 19 points each for the winners. Iowa Shows Power But Iowa, heir-apparent to the title, also looked powerful in its league opener, polishing off Wisconsin 86-69. Iowa took the lead just before the half and never was headed. In other Big- Ten games, Robin Freeman, the leading scorer of the nation at the moment, dropped in 39 points to lead Ohio Slate to an 83-76 victory over Michigan 1 State, and Northwestern came from behind to edge Minnesota 74-72. tied game. ihe country, came a cropper at the hands of Louisville. The Cardinals had to come from behind a 53-45 deficit with 14 minutes to go to lick the Sugar Bowl champions 73-09. Purdue became the first team ever to score as many as 100 points against Bradley when it whipped the Braves 109-92. Seton Hall, beaten only once, recorded Its ninth victory by trampling Colby 33-63. Florida got the jump in the Southeastern Conference race with an 81-69 triumph over Georgia, and Temple crushed Richmond' 80-71. Ducjuesne, second-ranking team in the country in the Associated Prfess weekly poll, took a 60-56 decision from Ft. Eelvoir. The Cleveland Barons established an American Hockey League record last season by playing: the entire schedule without a This is about YOU and your telephone service Pleasing you is our job. How well are we doing that job? How pleased are you with the speed and courtesy of your telephone service — and what are we doing to improoe that service for you in the future? It seems that as one busy year ends and a new one begins, this is a good time to pause and take stock. About '54 The 1954 telephone year was truly a busy 12 months, and, we think you'll agree, productive, too. It was a year of getting things done . . . building new telephone facilities . . . improving . service ... all to make your telephone ! bargain better than ever before. I To give you some idea of 1954 tele- I phone progress, we've arranged the highlights in the form of a box score at the right. It adds up to SSVi million spent in Arkansas to improve and ex- iand your service, in addition to regular operating expenses. About Service But there's the human side of telephone service, too. We tried especially hard all year long to make you feel that nowhere were people as friendly, cooperative, and pleasant to deal with. We worked out new ways to handle your calls faster and better. For example, we improved the speed of service on your Long Distance calls 6 per cent. We kept our telephone equipment operating at a higher peak of efficiency, too—often stopping trouble that would have interrupted your service before it happened. Today, telephones in Arkansas ar# reported "out of order" on the average of only once in 27 months. We hope you were pleased with ywtr service this past year. We want to give F ; la HERE'S WHAT WE DID IN ARKANSAS TO MAKE YOUR SERVICE BETTER IN 1954 • Carried out on $8y, million construction program. • Placed 1,000 poles and 38,000 miles of wire. • Changed 5 towns to dial service. • Erected 13 new buildings, 2 building additions. « Added complex new equipment in practically all central offices to handle more calls and handle them better. • Completed underground cables between Jacksonville and Searcy and a long distance cable from Hot Springs to Malvern. An underground cable between Little Rock and Jacksonville is nearing completion. • Installed new operator long distance dialing equipment at Little Reck which enables operators from 50 Arkansas exchanges to dial direct to approximately 25,000,000 telephones across the nation. « Added nearly 8,500 telephones in Arkansas. • Added to the prosperity of the many Arkansas towns we =erve through the $13 million telephone payroll, most of which was spent locally. Arkansans the best telephone service in the worjd. Your suggestions to help us realize our goal will always be appreciated. About Rural Service To serve Arkansas' farm families better, we "added nearly 900 telephones in rural areas last year to the more than 21,000 already in service. The quality of service to the farmer is improving, too. Telephone lines are constantly being improved so the farmer can hear more clearly and distinctly. As our finances permit, we are replacing crank-type telephones with lift-the- receiver and dial telephones. We fully realize that a healthy farm economy is essential to the progress of Arkansas, and we want to do our part by seeing that the farmers in this state have good, dependable telephone service. Southwestern Bell About '55 You can look forward to more telephone progress this year. We're rmving ahead with another big $10% million construction program to improve and expand service even more. Facing a year of high operating expenses, there are problems in reaching this goal. But .our faith in the people and future of Arkansas has justified huge investments before, and the state has gained thereby. We are confident it will again. WARREN BRAY General Manager, Arkansas Arkansas

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