The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1952 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1952
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FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 1952 BlythevilleT BI.YTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER PAGE NINE Team n NEA Invitational Tourney Bly the villa's Cliicka.saws, who journey up the road to Caruthersville tonight, will meet me of Arkansas' strongest teams in their OJILMHII^ game of the northeast Arkansas invHa- ional loui'i.amciU at Jontsboro. Coach Jimmy Fisher svaa notified 1 cslwday that the Chicks have! ceh seeded first and will meet : 'oirtist City in the opening game f the tournament on Dec. 30. Coach Fisher was at a loss to £u!a!n how his club, which has fc" two of three games this year. !ai : p.ed the number one slot In the o-'rnnmcnt. "I think we're in B position to live just about any team In the "' a good game," he said, 'but there are several that are just is Rood, if not better, than we are." The Blytheville mentor is frank- y pessimistic concerning his team's :hmice of getting by Forrest City. *"U looks to me RS if Forrest 3ity has one of the best teams in :he entire state. We might find out ive're not even In their league," he ,t~tcd. Forrest City, didn't lose B man from its last year's five which went lo the semi-finals o£ the state tournament and wa* defeated there by Pine Bluff, state champs, by one point. Tough Bracket Should the Chicks get by this test, they will meet the winner of the Truman - Pocahontas game to advance to the'neml-finals, At the bottom of the bracket which Blytheville tops Is Leachville. In other words, if both these teams win their first two games they'll meet In the semi-finals, LeRchville plays Wynne in it opener and If It manages to win meet the winner of the Para- .test, having to advance to the mi-finals, Biy Should Breeze LcAchvllle and Wynne are due to ngle Wednesday night. In the other bracket are these a met: Bay - Hoxie, Piggott - Augusta, lickerma'n - Greene County Tech nd Newport - Walnut Ridge. Most followers of eastern Arkans basketball are of the opinion at Bay will sweep through the >per bracket and go to the finals ithout a great deal of difficulty. This would leave It up to Blythe- lle, Leachvllle or Forrest City to op the Cralghead Countians in ic finals. KJ\I meet the winn |Ad-Hector cont< Sft that on« to Seixas, Trabert Combo Brightens USCupHopes By OAYI.E TAI.BOT SYDNEY. Australia (AP) — Considering they were playing together (or the first lime, Vic Seixas ot Philadelphia and Tony Traberl ol Cincinnati looked like a remarkably promising doubles team today in crushing the veteran Italian pair of Gianni'CucelH nnd Marcello del Bello In clinching victory for the U. S. In the Davis Cup tennis Intcrzone final The scores o( 6-4, 8-3, 6-2 indicate the gre«n American team got pro- r emi-Finals Start 10sceola Meet 1 uxora. Dell, Marked Tree, Manila Boys Fight It Out for Honori • OSCEOLA — Semi-final games -ill be played tonight In Osceola's invitational basketball lournament. i^uxors-Dell and Marked Tree- vianlla contests will decide which toys teams will advance lo tomor- ow night's firfals. Osocola-Marked Tree and Kelser- .iixora glrla games find the coun- y's three top sextettes In action. Marked Tree's boys earned seml- fnal atatuft last night by dispos- ng of Kelser, S6-34. The visiting ndlani had a 30-M halftlme lead nd w«re paced by Tolbert »nd Cooper .while Wilbanks wal high tor Kelser. Marked Tree's girls had an «§y Ime with Armorel which scored is points In the first half. Finn! was 30-17 with M. T. Johnon getting 21 for, the winner* and ludson's 15 leading Armorel. Manlla'l boy« team, which ti apidly becoming recognized u one of the county's best, stormed over Osceola, 60-29. Manila held • 34-18 halftlme margin and, Bullard was the Lions' high man with 14. Bird and Llnd- gey had seven and six for Osceol*. Katie Watson and Ibby Watson racked up 27 points between "them to keep Osceola's girls In the tourney with > 48-26 victory over Ma- nii. HJTrlght bucketed 17 for Manila. Misscc Cops Two From Osceola MlSSCO—Jnntor teams of Missco took a pair of victories here last night as they defeated Osceola. The girls held a 20-10 lead at the half and went on to win 34-22 with Vaughn geting 19 for the winners and Bowles and. Morrow sacking ten and nine for Osceola. The lops left the junior Semln- ole girls with a 3-3 record. Osceola's boys held a 11-10 half- .llme lead but saw it dissolve in the final half and Missco came o!t winner 33-19.' Hall paced Missco with 19 and Lindsey has seven for Osceola. The Junior boys are still looking for their first win alter six games. Throw Out Gals? No! Says Ferris Americans Must Build Strength in Women's Athletic Competition By WILL GRIMSLEY (For Gayle Talbol) NEW YORK (iP>— Throw the ladles out of the Olympic Games? "Never." boomed Daniel J. Ferris, militant secretary-treasurer of the Amateur Athletic Union, taking sharp Issue with Aveiv Brundage, new president of the international Olympic Committee. *'I sea Avery would like to streamline the Olympics by hanging up a 'For men only' sign on :he games." the squat, snow- natred AAU executive added. "I ihink it would be a' grave.mistake. Furthermore, I don't think It will ever come to pass." Ferris long has been an outspoken advocate of more and hel- ler female athletes In the United States and the Brundage pronouncement last week in Chicago pulled the rug from under an AAU campaign lo Improve feminine track and field forces. "Avery said we could well dispense with the ladles' competillon because the ancient Greeks didn't let the girls in tha games and didn't even let them walch the event* from behind their dark veils," Ferris continued. "But this is a new age and think the 1952 Olympics at Helsinki-showed us that there is wide internalfonal Interest In women's Irack and field. We must revamp our thinking to keep pace." The *AU executive said Anie'ri can strength in women's track and field; has reached a low ebb be cause of the "modesty of the U. S female and also because of .her fear. tKat she might develop Into a mannish, muscular Amazon. "I think both premises wrong and we must wage a cam palgn to convince the girls tha competition will enhance" thel beauty and strength and maki them better mothers," Ferris said gressively sharper M> the matcl 1 went on. Their teamwork was poo! In the opening set, but towards the last they were sweeping their befuddled opponents off the court. Such a knowing Australian crltii was Jack Crawford, who once was me ot the world's greatest double tars, commented afterwards tha he new American combinatioi ooked good enough to give the Aus ics plenty of trouble In the chal enge round at Adelaide 10' days icnce. Sore Ankle Selxaj played on*a sore, slightly iwollen right ankle which he hurt when he fell In yesterday's singles match against Fausto Girdlnl. To ipare the ankle he mainly served only at halfspeed and suffered the only American service break In the opening set. Trabert's booming first serve was going in and he won five of his even services at love. The two Italians, who proved .hernselves mighty trenchermen iheir visit lo Australia, put considerable fire into their play in the first set and had the crowd cheer- ng them as they broke Seixas' delivery to square it a 4-4. But at that point they began lo nin out of gas whereas their tall, young rivals stepped • up the pace and it rapidly became no contest: In the first set the Italians won eight clean points merely by knocking the ball between the Americans ivho stood staring slupidly at each other. . No More Tony and Vic must have Tigged up some signals after that because they didn't let it happen again In the last two sets. They broke Del Bello's service twice to win the second set and gave Cucelli the same medicine in the third set. Seixes, the U. S. team campain, expressed great satisfaction with the showing he and Trabert made their first time out. "Unless something happens,", he said, they will undoubtedly pair against the Aus- sles, . "Of course." he mdded, "we need a lot more practice together but we have time to get that Halting Monday In Adelaide." With the interzone final already decided, Seixas said he would slay out of tomorrow's concluding singles and let Ham. Richardson of. Baton Rouge, La., take hi* place against Del Bello who will substitute for Cucelli. Skyscrappers' Feature Michigan Double Bill OLD JUMPING CUSTOM—Brian Marshall and tiis mount, Lake George, lop, lake identical spills during the Priory Novices Steeplechase at Hurst Park, England. Jockey Johnny Bcjisly and Marcomir are not far apart in (ailing form while leading nt (he las! barrier :n the Surijilun Selling Juvenile Inir- Full House. Is Expected to See Hogs and Ole Miss in Action LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A capacity crowd of 2,700 is expected to turn out here tomorrow night to see how .University of Arkansas basktlbaH coach Glen Hose'has coiwci-tet a so-so, ball control type of team into a running, high-scoring outfit. Attendance for the Razorbacks' engagement with the University of Mississippi might be. larger if the Liltle Rock High School gym had more seats. It will be Arkansas' first appearance in the capltol city this year, and thus the porkers' first show- Ing here since Rose returned as coach. . Big Glen has the Razorbacks pitching in points at an average of 74 a game and owning a record so,far of two victories and one defeat against mnjor Intersectional competition. New Record Also, the '52-53 Arkansas team- made of virtually the same material that averaged 49 points a game for slow-break lulor Presley Askew last season—has set an ali-time school scoring record, a 102-71 conquest of Mississippi State. Whether the improvement that has marked the Razorbarks' play since their season-opening loss to Tulsa will continue is problematical but .some progression may be needed against Ole Miss. The Rebels are going good, too. They've won four out of five and, like the Porkers, are a running and shooting team. Sajeljr Up Rose ( la expecled to make two changes h> the starting lineup he has used in the three previous gamea, but he probably will continue Ihe practice of playing everybody on his squad In his effort to determine who's who. Raymond Shaw will replace Marvin Adams at center and Floyd Sagely will take over for Joel Lucke, the injured guard. Other starters for Arkansas will bo Gene Lambert Jr., who has averaged better than 18 points a «ight; Walter Reams, and Orvnl Elkins. Rose hasn't been satisfied with his team's defense. He Is particil Inrly wary of this In view of the fact Mississippi's Bob Jarvi has been averaging 27 points game. Average Fan Takes Reins at Cleveland j( CLEVELAND (AP) — Myron II. Wilson, an "average fan" with a few shares of baseball stock but no ninniigeme'ii experience in professional sports, took over today as presi dent of the Cleveland Indians. 1 Ellis Ryan quit [be Job under' fire yesterday and Wilson's first act as new chief was to strengthen the hand of Hank Greenberg by expressing "utmost confidence" in the general 'manager. Wilson, saying he would continue his Insurance business, indicated a freer hnnd for Grccnbcrg by^ pointing out he would not mpke the presidency a full-tlma Job, "I don't know much =about pick-. Ing ball'players or even trading them," he added. 'That's Hank's department." Greenberg's differences with Ryan on operational policies had been a factor in the dispute lead- Ing to Ryar^s departure, although the former home run slugger never took part In the front-office squabble. Saw 15 Yearly Wilson—who Is 65 years old—has never met Tribe field boss -Al Lo- Tht Hot Stovt League pez and describes himself as Jus "little stockholder begging- fo :lckets to come nnd see a game. He estimates he saw only from dozen to 15 tilts yearly. Although among the anll-Ryn oup in (he present controversy Wilson was a friend of Ryan's an was In the syndicate fronted b Ryan which bought the club troi Bill Veeck three years ago. Hya sold out his insurance busincs then. The dispute leading to Wilson election broke into the open tv. weeks ago at the major leagi meeting at Phoenix, Ariz. Delat never have been made public b Ryan was criticized for acivoca Ing purchase of the Indianapol team In the American Assoclatlo Indianapolis lost money last yen Ryan, admitting the sqimbbl decided to make a fight of It. B yesterday he could win no mo than a temporary stalemate at special stockholders' meeting ai resigned. Forrington Ties Record Blytheville Country Club Professional Paul Parringlon turned in the best IS holes of his career yesterday and tied the course record of 63. Tarrington stroked a 33-30 on E par 72 layout to equal the 3rd set by Chick Yarbrough of Vincennes. Ind., when the laller played (and won) theiKlng Cotton Open last slimmer. The Blytheville pro had nine fa; riles and ten one-putt greens. He used only 26 putts for the 18 holes. He was playing with Lloyd Stickmon, Jimmy Stevenson. Dr. F. E. Utley and Hugh WhIUltt. Chisox to Polish; Catchers at Premium Bjr JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox is the latest club to start a special spring training'school for their farmhands apd rookies. « "Th« Yankees and Red Son hav« had Rood success' with this idea we'rg not too proud to borrow it," Bald maneger Paul Richards. Attar finishing fourth and third the lut two years, the first division no longer can be our goal. We are now shooting for tho pennant and nothing less. Since we Just can't reach out and get a 20-game winner or a power hitter without giving away Comiskey Part, wa will concentrate on polishing up the players .-we now possess to a new high degree." Indians Rig Three Al Lopea, manager ot the Cleveland Indians predicts that his big three of Early Wynn, Bob Lemon and Mike Garcia again will win at least 60 games next season. The trio won 67 and lost 34 last season. "Some people figure Garcia, Lemon and Wynn were overworked last season," said Lopez. »True, Ihey pitched every third day but that did not hurt their arms. They're strong and built for work. They're still comparatively young. Garcia Is only 29 and Wynn and Lemon are only 32." Did you know that Ralph Kiner, the majors' home run king, has been paid over a thousand dollars for each homer he has hit since he came up to the big leagues in 1946? In his seven years wilh Pittsburgh, Klner has drawn salaries totaling S325.000, an average of|stanky of the St. Louis "cardinals S46,42g p«r season. In that »am« period, he has clouted 234 home runs, an average of »1,105 for each round tripper. Marlon OptlmlitU Manager Marty Marlon of the St. Lo\lis Browns, whose club has made no fewer than 27 changes In personnel since the start of the 1952 season, Is convinced It will finish In the first division In 1953. "I'm usually on the conservative Gld.e," said Marlon, "but this clubfcf mine has me very excited. We strengthened ourselves by 30 per cent In getting a centerfielder Johnny Groth and pitcher Vllgll Trucks from Detroit. With a top- first baseman and perhaps another starting pitcher, we could be a big threat to the Yankees and Indians for the American League pennant." Now that they've got the left- handed pitcher they'va been striving for with the acquisition of Chuck Stobbs from the Chicago White Sox, the Washington Senators will malce a determined effort to snare catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg from the Detroit Tigers. At the Phoenix meeting, manager Bucky Harris offered the Tigers a swap involving Ginsberg (or Mickey Grasso,- but was turned down. Is seeking to lure either Ed Pitz ierald from Pittsburgh or Sal Yvars from the Glant.s to spell Del Rice. New York, In turn, is eyeing Joe Garagiola of the Pirates and Jimmy Dykes of the Philadelphia Athletics would like Sherman Lollar of the White Sox. EAST LANSING, Mich. IB—Falls 111 be looking up nt some ot the Kgest men in the baskeball busi- •ss when Notre Dame ami Michl- 111 State team up to lake on Kans Slate ami UCLA hero'tonight id Bntuvday. All four teams feature sky- crnper sharpshooters. Three of the four also loomed If In the national basketball pic- urc, rating among tho first dozen i the Associated Press pull. Kansas State Is second, Notre ame seventh and UCLA 12th ill Michigan Sinte, host (enm of tho nminl Spartan basketball classic u't rated up with the trant-vuii- ers. Kansas State-Irish Kansas Slntc lakes on Notre time aiid UCLA will meet Michi- an State ill tonight's double-hcad- r. MSC urn! Notre Dome switch pponcnls Saturday uighl. Kansas ' State bus won three allies, Notre Dame Ims four vlc- orlos, UCLA has won three nnd osl one and Michigan State wns tclorlous in Its single slnrt before lie tourney. Kansas State has a towering at- nuk in forwards Jack Carby (G-7) nd Jesse Prlsock (6-5) and centei Dick Knostman (fl-6). Jerry Jung, ha reserve center, stunds six feet 1 Inches Inll. Notre Dnmo has two men ut six cot five Inches in center Noib .ewlnski nnd forward Dick Rosen hull. The entire Irish starting line- LP is over Ihe six foot mnrk. UCLA letiler Mike liiblcr (0-7) his re- ilncemcnt John Moore (6-5> and orwurd Dick Rldgway and guard John Moore (6-4 each) are, the Vest Coast cloud-busters. Tallest Is 6-8 Sophomore center Jack Arni : .trong (C-8) Is Ihe one real tnll linn on the Michigan stale squad. <ISC then Inpers off lo forward Eric Furseth (6-3) and takes a deep drop down to guard lllckcy Ayala, (5-5) believed to bt on* of he smallest starters in college basketball. Many major teams saw tcllon last night. Solon Hall whipped Western Kentucky, 77 - 74, and Temple upset NYU, 77-63, In a New York doubleheader. Holy Cross trimmed Colby, 6«-58, ind Yale sunk Hofstra, 79-59. LSU's Petfif * Is Top Scorer Still Growing, 6-9 19-Year-Old Star Has 122 Points NEW YORK I/T) Louisiana State's mnker. tops the' nation's basketlmllcrs In scoring Crawfordsville, Shawnee Divide JOINER—Teams for Shawnee ami Crawfordsx'ille split, a pair of renlly close ball Barnes here last night. The Shawnee girls were downed. 40-38, while the boys were winning 42-39. Girls Game Shawnee Miller 7 Shannon 26 .. Medley 3 .... Elrod Bennett ...., Klmbcrlln ... Substitutes: CrawfordsvUlc — Rooker 25 Christopher 15 Aston G Marcon! G Pannel! G •..'Smith Shuwnee—Edin^s 2 P. F. F Jeu, Hearll; Crawfordsvllle — Rlley Bllnib. Moore, ' Boys Game Sliawnpn Wilson 3 .. Mahoney 8 Ralph 10 .. Brewer 17 . Buddy Fells F. P. C. G. O. Crawfortlsvillc Rogers 9 ... C. Brlggs 9 .. A. Brlggs 1 ... Landrum 8 Glenn 2 Substitutes: Shawnee — Starling I, Howcn. Billy Felts 3; Crawfordsville—Ellis, Mornttl. Bob Petlit. mazing shot- college but his margin Is thin as a rim over Wally Dllkes, Scton Hall's fi-li strhiEbtan The 10-year-old Pettit, who It 6-9. 210 pounds and still growing scored 122 polnls In LSU's flrat forr gAincs. That gave him a 30.5 average, which placed him in the No 1 »pot among the major-college player» according to figures releaied today by the NCAA service bureau. Dukes, who looks even talltr thin his skinny 6-11 frame, scored more polnls than Pettit—us t o 122—but ilaycii in one more game, m«kln; ils average lower, 20.6. That's lew than a point. Peltlt Amam Dick Knostman, Kansas State's smooth-working center, ranks third n scoring with a 28.5 average— • luat one-tenth of a point behind Dukes. Knstman scored 59 polnti In It-State's' first two game. These figures Include gamei of Saturday, Dec. 13 — and do not count this week's games. Pcllit. n Junior, has neen truly amazing. He holds five Southeastern Conference records and li on* of Ihe five players In history to score 60 or more point* In » major college gnme. . ' . . . Last year, he netted exactly W In a gnme against Georgia «nd his season was topped off by being named to the second team on the- Assorlated Press' All-America. Rest OffrnM The .Tigers from LSU boajt th« best team offense In the land. In their first five gamei. they scored 473 points — an'astounding average of 94.6 a game. Navy ranks second, with.03.8. Then comes Mississippi (91.5), St. Mary's (»!.0). Duke (60.8), Vnnderbilt (M.O) and Baldwin-Wallace (90.0). The big.hews,In defense la.that Oklahoma A <fe M usually the leader. Is not'ln front. That honor goei to California, with a low averag* of 40.5 polnls per same, The Aggies'' however, aren't far behind. They hold down •ecoml place with a 42.5 mark. Ranked tenth on the Hit of Individual scorers Is Arnold Short of Oklahoma City with 92 points In four games, a 23 point average. Fights Last Night By The Associate! I'ress SAN FRANCISCO —Carl "Bobo" Olson, 163, San Francisco, out- pointed Norman Hayra, IG2VS, Boston, 10. LOUISVILLE. Ky. — Chico Vcjar, 146H, Stamford, Conn., knocked out Art Davis, 141, Miami, Fla., 2. Perfect for the holidays because it's Catchers seem to be at a premium this season. Manager Eddie FOR SALE Beautiful stucco horn* . . . two bedrooms, 2 til« baths . . . plate'glass shower with lyronza base. 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