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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 30, 1952
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FAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS tporMtes — Coach Hunt Embarrassing; Whitworth Reply Interesting BT CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Why art BO many prospects, seem in g]y interested at on e time, running away from the vacant football coaching job at the University of Arkansas? Arkansas Defeated, 65-62 — SMU, Rice Enter Tournament Finals DALLAS (AP) — Southern Methodist's bristling Mustangs, who wniffcd until it meant something to start playing for keeps, go after Rice's smooth 'and favored Owls tonight In the finals of the Southwest Conference Pro-Season Basketball Tournament. Top Tourneys Hearing End Kansas State, Oklahoma Aggies Are Favorites NEW YORK, Ifi— The heavy schedule of holiday basketball tournaments around the counlry moved Info the today. semifinal or final stage There was festival piny in Kansas City, Oklahoma New City, York. New Raleigh, Orleans, Dallas, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh nnd Boston, to name most of the top rneels. At Kansas City, the Kansas Jay- hawks nnd the Kansas Stale Wildcats meet for the Big Seven Tournament championship tonight. K- Stale, named (he- top lenm in the Associated Press poll, tripped Yale 19-10, in last night's .semifinals. Kansas, defending NCAA cham- filon, beat Missouri, 66-02. ABEIOS win At Oklahoma City, the seventh- ranked Oklahoma Aggies — who usually win ' this one — led the «8-81 win over Penn state. The-Aggies, seeking their 10th title, were Joined .Jn Hie 1 round of four by . Oklahoma City, the de- lending tltlehoider, Wyoming and Idaho. Oklahoma City breezed past Bowling Green, 65-68, to move up while Wyoming and Idaho artvanc- t'd via the upset route. Wyoming stopped previously anbeaten Tulsa, 58-48, and Idaho pulled perhaps the biggest surprise of the action-packer! schedule by trimming loth-rated Western Kentucky, 15-60. In the semi's, Oklahoma A. M. meets Oklahoma City and Idaho. faces Wyoming. At Raleigh, N. C., meanwhile, the Dixie classic also rolled into the semifinals,- with Brigham Young, ,Wnke Forest. Holy Cross »nd North Carolina State surviving. In the afternoon, Togo Palazzi Jired in 37 points as Holy Cross', sixth-ranked, ripped North Carolina, 85-13, and North Carolina Slale pounded Princeton, 87-63, with 1 Bobby Speight canning 20 points for the victors. Then, In the evening, Nell Sle- pens sank a free toss with eight seconds to go and, along with Joe Rlche's 2« points, Brlgham Young nudged Duke, 69-68; and a field goal by Billy Lyles—this one will: 44 seconds to go—carried Wake Forest to a 65-61 win over Penn- Bylvanln. Crusaders TS Slato Holy Cross meets NC State and Brigham Young goes against Wako Forest tonight. In Boston's Invitational Tourney the big news was the defeat of Seattle's "whiz kids" by Georgetown. The Hoyas from Washington, D. C., burst the Seallle bubble. 79-70, but couldn't stop little Johnny O'Brien, who dropped in 28 points. Georgetown's lanky Bill Bolger went O'Brien one better, however, canning 29 points. In the second game, Rhode Island's fast-breaking Rams outlasted Boston College, 72-G8. At New York's Madison Square Garden, where they're holding the first annual Christmas festival in hopes of bolstering the gale, Manhattan and Utah State gained the finals. Manhattan, surprise team of the metropolitan area, trimmed DePaul (which had upset La Salle) by the score of 13-64. This followed Utah slate's 79-78 squeak over Miami of Ohio. The Iwo winners will meet tonight for the title. The always attractive Sugar Bowl tourney in New Orleans opened and St. Louis — which seems to play its best basketball In this meet — moved into the. finals along with Louisiana State. St. Louis vs. LSU St. Loole, sparked by Tom Lulls' 20 points, ripped St. Bonaventure, 67-50. LSU had It much tougher, going Into double overtime before subduing Villanova, 100-94, as Leslie Jones and Don Belcher pumped In nine points in the The* Methodist Jarred the tournament to the delight of Dallas fans last night as tlley whipped the team favored for 'the title — Arkansas — 65-S2 In « battle as full of thrills as a merry-go-round at a kids' picnic. Playing the giant Razorback! at their own game — shoot and follow — SMU came through because of superior speed and more hustle. But Ihe Porker's were hard to handle and were In the ball game ictl the lost gun. SU1I I'ayii Off A neat, bit of stalling In the final minute sewed up the contest for SMU. a team lhat was considered a co-favorite with Rice for the conference championship before Ihe senson started, but won only one game In the pre-totirnamcnt schedule. Thus Arkansas came to the tournament as one of the favorites lo win tlie title and looked the part In its opening game in which It beat Arizona. 68-51. Rice was rated co-favorite and the Owls also looked the part and still do. They beat Baylor In fairly easy fashion last night, 65-56, to advance to the finals against SMU. Despite the Methodist' victory over Arkansas Rice still will be the team .expected to win the championship. Rice Is a slick outfit w-ith Its Gene Sch- wlnger considered the top player of the league. Barnes Stars But Southern Methodist came up with a brilliant operator last night .— Art Barnes, who led the Methodists' fancy floor game. Barnes scored 15 points, most of his tielt goals being one handers from outside the and from Ihe out- kept the Razorbacks in the gome with 18 points. • Baylor fought hard but couldn't do much wilh ' Scliwlnger who (lipped in 20 points. Rice' and Soulhcrn Methodist plaj the championship game tonight Baylor and Arkansas will batllc for third place earlier in Ihe evening The consolation bracket championship will be decided Ihls afternoon when Arlrona meets Texas Christian. Arizona advanced to the finals with a 66-49 victory over Texas A & M yesterday while Texas Christian was beating Texas, 03-52 Texas and Texas A & M also pla> this afternoon to decide the seventl place In the loumamejit. corners. Gene Lambert was standing for Arkansas and First, Bear Bryant, who was of- ered (tie poet, dropped out of Ihe Icture.. Then, after going to Fay- tteville for interviews, Colgate ioach Hal Lahar and Oklahoma As- Islant Oomer Jones asked that heir names be withdrawn from pnsidcratlon. Why? Others may have pulled out wlth- Jt making their action public. Vhyf Have they found something t the University that scares them ff? Or, havo their own schools— ealizlng the possibility of losing hem—given these mentors raises or (her concessions that contented hem? Whatever the reason, the Unl- ernity Is the rejected goat. The ongcr the University delays em- Jloyment of a coach, the greater Its mbarrassment will become; the he greater will be the danger of ire/sent Rawirback footballers drop- >ing out of school and more mim- rous will bo the reports and rumors -oncer/ling Ihe school's athletic slt- latlon. Many Want II There are those who want the ob. A number of state college men- ora and othera are actively seek- ng it. And. one out-of-state coach who didn't apply apparently wants the assignment, We're speaking of J. B. Ears Whitworth, the Blyth'cville native who is head football man at Oklahoma A. <Sc M. Ashed for comment on reports hat he had the Inside track, Wliit- vorth said In Stlllwatcr yesterday: "Anything further will have to come from the .University of Ar- cansos." He didn't say he would have an innouncement, such as a withdraw il Significant perhaps. •Nothing Due Soon Apparently ,no coach will be hired until next week-end, nt the earliest. University President John G'atd- well. Athletic Director John Barn- aul and oilier school officials are In Dallas for the Cotton Bowl game and are not-due back "in Fayelle- vllle until late-Friday. It isn't likely that a coach would be picked In their absence—or that a selection would he announced by them away from home. However, the Arkamaiw could he making additional contacts In Dallas. Plenty of coaches Will be on hand for the bowl tilt. Stormy Night At Legion MatShow Two matmen changed partner: In the middle of a waltz and a spec tator tried (o get into Ihe net in highlights of last night's American Legion wrestilng brawl. Originally, Eddie Malone and Jack Welch were to fight Red Rob erls and Don McGee In & lag mnlch. But when Mnlone pulled McGe over lo Welch and recommendei that the latter work him over with his fists and Welch refused, Mn lone Ihrew McGec Into Welch' corner and Joined Roberts. In the .second fall, n.s Welch oca Malone with a rolling reverse Jack knife, a spectator picked up a chal and assaulted Reel Roberts. Stale Officer Tom Smalley savec Roberts by cornering the chair swinger. Malone and Roberts beat up Welch and McQce in tile first fai and Malone pinned Welch with i body smother. In the final fail, Malone am Roberts went lo work on first Ref ercc Jack Moody and then turne their attention to Welch and Me Gee. \ But Moody put a stop to-thing after ten minutes and gave th match to Welch and McGee. Welch beat Roberts nnd Mnlon beat McGee In the preliminaries. second extra session. In the Southwest tourney Dallas, SMU defeated Arkansas 65-62, and Rice upended Baylor 65-56, Ib gain the finals. At Pittsburgh, where they'r playjng the Steel Bowl, Piltsburg defeated Dartmouth, 67-61, an Duflucsne trounced Come,, 71-59 Pitt and the Dukes—old city rival —will play for the championship TUESDAY, DEC. 50, 1952. Kansas State Takes Over Top Spot in AP's Basketball Poll > NEVV YORK (AP) — Kansas State took over first place in the Associated Press basketball poll today as La Salle of Philadelphia, upset by DePaul, skidded to third, Se t o u Hall mov;ed »p a notch to second. DOUBLE DUTY—Jesse Arnelle. above, is equally dangerous in both football and basketball. Penn Stale's star sophomore end caught 33 passes (or a new school record this year, and established a cage single game scoring mark last season. (NEA)' Seixas, Trabert Fall In Davis Doubles By GAYLK TALIIOT ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) _ America's Davis Cup debacle became complete today when Vic Seix'as and Tony Trabcrt collapsed under the fierce pressure applied by Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman and lost the deciding double match by scores of 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, G-<1. Shirting lo basketball, the Razorbacks will get another crack at Tulsa—this time at home — Saturday night. The undefeated Tulsans whipped Arkansas in the Porkers' season opener, and Razorback Coach Glen Rose has expressed doubt thai the result will be different in the second moetiug" of the two teams. Big Glen has --the highest regard for Tulsa's defense nnd rebounding. The top 10 generally underwent a good shaking up but there were only Iwo new faces In the group— Tulsa, No. 8, and'Minnesota, No. 9, who moved In to oust Louisiana Stale and Norlh Carolina Slate. LSU was soundly thrashed by Tulsa last week, 84-58, while N. C. State look an • unexpected lacing from St. John's of Brooklyn, 67-56. Minnesota beat second-ranking Illinois, 17-13. Kansas slate's chief exploit of the week was a 93-69 triumph over Oklahoma. One hundre.d and one sportswrile'rs and broadcasters, participallng, In the poll, were sufficiently Impressed to move the Wildcats from fifth io first place and give Ihem S12 points. Ton Hall had 507 points and La Salle 381. , Tup Ten Here's how the new top 10 stacks up: Kansas State, Seton Hall, La Salle, Illinois, Washington, Holy Cross, Oklahoma A&M, Tulsn. Minnesota and Western Kentucky. Illinois fell from second to fourth as a result of-its defeat by Minnesota. Washington, twice winner St. Louis, climbed from seventh to fifth. Idle Holy Cross dropped two notches to sixth. The rankings are based on fames through last Saturday night and do not Include last night's contests. Kansas State won its sixth game in seven starts by trimming Yale. 19-70. in Ihe Big Seven Tournament at Kansas City last night. The leaders with points based on 10 (or the first—nine for second, etc. (First-place voles In parentheses): 1. Kansas Slate (11) 515 Seton Hall (13) 601 La Salle (10) 381 Illinois (4) 313 Washington (6) 311 Holy Cross (8) 293 Oklahoma A&M (5) .... 281 Tuisa (8) 228 Minnesota (4) 173 Western Kentucky (6) ... 161 The second 10; N. C. Slate (3) 143 Indiana (5) .1)5 Seattle (4) 102 DePaul(3> ' 101 St. Bonaventure (7) ...... 99 16. Oklah6ma City U 95 17. Louisiana State (1) 83 18. Toledo (6) vo 19. Notre Dame 68 20. Wayne go Osceoia Boy in Majors— .294 Stick Mark, but Ramsey Didn't Stick The blistering defeat will go down as one of the most onesided in cup history. Numerous limes In the past teams have dropped the first three matches In the Challenge Round but rc r search (nils to imcover when one side was able to win only one set in two days. N'o Chance Seixas and Tra'bert really never had a chance against the brilliant Aussie pair today. Front the moment Traberl dropped his opening service to give the Aussies a 3-0 Jump it was completely obvious to the 'capacity crowd of over 15,000 that they were sitting In on a slaughter. For the second'straight day Me- Oi-egor played probably the most brilliant .tennis of his career. He so dominated the court that there was no place for the Americans la go but out. The losers managed to break Scdgmnn's service twice during their brief victory In the third set. but then never got lo his long-legged partner'. The Americans were wild as hares at Ihe start and by the time Ihey settled do\vn lo something approaching their normal games it was too liUe. In the first set Trahert was netting the bull and Selxns was knocking It out. In the second set, they reversed the procedure with the same sad results. Seixas Leads In those two'sets Sedgman and McGregor scored clean winners — the mnlorlty of them on McGregor's volleys. Tn these two -sets, the Americans scored only nine placements — six of them by Seixas. Trabert's erratic form might be largely Attributed to the exhaustion he suffered in losing his singles duel with' McGregor In ' Yesterday's killing heat' ' The weather today was almost cool by comparison but the change cnme too late to do Tony, the sailor boy from Cincinnati, any good. Seixas said he would make up his mind later whether he and Trabert would play In tomorrow's concluding singles or perhaps turn one match over lo Ham Richardson, the yqungstcr from Baton Rouge, La. Gator Tutors Leery of Mental Shape JACKSONVILLE. Pla. M>) — The big question before. Gator Bowl coaches J. O. Buddy Brothers of Tulsa and Bob Woodruff of Florida today is will Ihelr teams be mentally ready to play their best football Thursday. Woodruff has an added worry over the physical condition of his regular T formation quarterback. Doug Dickey, who. is out with n pulled leg muscle. Brothers already knows his three injured men won't make it. Ed Lnch, linebacker, and Qenc Helwig. defensive back, tried in Monday's practice. But Lach reinjiired a knee and Hehvig wasn't able to get up any speed running. So they Join Angelo Prnssa, linebacker, on the bench, Florida previously lost Claude David, offensive tackle. It Is hard to tell in advance if a team will be mentally ready for the big game. Nellher coach was satisfied Monday. DeSpirito Still In Running MIAMI, Fla. (iP) — Swarthy little apprentice Jockey Tony DeSpirito goes after the all-lime riding record today and needs only four winners lo break it. DeSpirito rode four winners (n seven races at Tropical Park Monday to run his score to 385. Just three short of the record of 383 set 46 years ago. He has mounts tn five races on Ihe nine-event program and may get more before post time at 12:30 p.m. CST. The nervy little Lawrence, Mass rider, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Christmas Eve, Is confident he can better the world record »et Dick Foster Beats Fred Akers To WinY Junior Ping Pong Title Dick Foster became the, new Yi Junior high ping pong champion' yesterday afternoon, defeating defending chump Fred Akcis, 23-21 and 21-15 In the finals of the event. Foster fought ills way through a tough match with Larry Campbell in the opening round. He took that one 21-23, 22-24 2115. He then eliminated Larry Baker by Identical 21-19 scores nnd went pnst last year's nmnerup, Marvin Zellner, 22-20 nnd 21-10. Akcrs, who was top seeded, drew a first round bye and Jhen neat Claence Cumiulngs. 21-9 and 21-17. He took Fred Hodges. 21-10 and 21-17, to move. Into the finals against Foster, Yesterday's tournament went down ns the best In the history of the event from (lie standpoint of competition. In addition to those listed above, Mike Terry, Kenneth Stanley. Robert Whlic and Carroll Knapp made up the strong field of entrants. Both Foster and Akers won mcd- Horrison Juniors Take Two Tilts Harrison High School's junior teams won n pair of games from Wilson Trade School at the. Harrison gym last nlghl. With Joe Louis Flowers pumping 30 points through Ihe hoops, the boys took a 51-39 decision. The Junior girls won 7-1. Saturday night the senior teams will piny Lnuderdftlp County Train- Ing School of Rupert. Tenn., at Harrison's gym. First game Is to start at 1:30. in 19C6 by Walter Miller and tied in 1950 by Joe Culmone and Willie Shoemaker, The open ping pong tournament, which anyone may errter, was scheduled to begin 1 at 10 o'clock this morning. Cage Scores COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated -Presj BIO SEVEN TOURNAMENT (Semi-finals) Kansas Slate 19 Yale 70 Kansas 66 Missouri 62 (Consolallon> Colorado 16 Oklahoma 61 Nebraska 83 Iowa Slale 79 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT S. M. U. 65 Arkansas 62 Rice 65 Baylor 56 (Consolation) T. C. U. 64 Texas 52 Arizona 6e Texas AA-M 4ff ALL-COLLEGE TOURNAMENT [First round) Oklahoma A&M 68 Penn. State * Oklahoma City 65 Borling Green (O) 68 Idaho 15 Western Kentucky 60 Wyoming 58 Tulsa 48 SUGAR BOWL TOURNAMENT (First round) L. S. u. 100 Villanova 94 St. Louis 67 St. Bonaventure 3D SUNSHINE TOURNEY Southwestern (Okla.) Stale 62 How ard Payne 56 Portland 84 Whitworth 83 Abilene Christian 73 Central Okla homa State 61 Missouri Valley College «4 Har din-Simmons 63 ENID, OKLA, TOURNAMENT Phillips (Enid. Okla.) 78 Oklahomi Baptist 77 (double overtime) Northwestern (Okla.) 89 Panhandli A*M 62 Oregon Stale 58 Stanford 48 OTHER GAMES Texas Tech 76 New Mexico 67 Iowa 83 Wisconsin G6 I Sprinslleld (Mass) 63 Washington (St. Louts) 64 By BILL BEALl. (Courier Newt Correspondent) After a luminous high school athletic career In which lie was the headliner in football, basketball, track and baseball, William Thrace Ramsey, graduate ,of Oscoela High School In the Class of 1938, was faced with one of the greatest decisions of his young life. With a multitude of major college scouts seeking his services to perform either on the gridiron, basketball court, baseball diamond or on the cinder paths, or perhaps a combination of them all, the youthful OHS athletic star with the hoim of some day becoming a major eague baseball player finally selected University of Florida as his :hoice for college athletics. Ttiis decision was brought about :hiefly because'of the reputalion the Torida school had at the time for eing one of the nation's most outstanding baseball proving grounds. Bhineit on Hardwood During the fall of 1038. Ramsey nrolled at the University of Floria and Immediately negan working ,-ith the freshman basketball team. His "second love" gave him an op- Mrttmity to display his talents in he cage sport and he was given one of the five starling posts and atj he season's finale the record books] showed he was the number two' icorer in the Southeastern Confer- ince in freshman basketball. , . Due lo the conflict of baseball and .rack the former Osceoia High great lad to by-pass the cinder sport and •lorlda's track team lost two of the fastest Jet-propelled underpin- lings in the countrj-, but where the track team lost the baseball team gained. Ramsey worked out In the earlier part of the spring with the. football sqund and was running a first- string end and wos being groomed for a pigskin career but he and his father had other Ideas and when young Ramsey came home during the summer of. 1939 his father sent him to 'Doc' Williams Baseball School in Greenbriar, Arkansas. Recognized as a discovery "and producer of many professional baseball stars. Doc saw the prospect of a future big-leaguer in Thrace Ramsey, and notified the Brooklyn Dodgers about his find. . Ramsey signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers^during the summer of 1939 and In the off-season received his first professional baseball contract with the Dodgers' Superior, Wisconsin, farm club of the Class D Northern League. Thirteen Years of Baseball Looking bock on his first year in the professional game Thrace informed us the things he recalls mostly were those all-night treks on a school bus manufactured un- doubtably circa 1920. the thrills of nibbing shoulders with former major league stars and the press box monicker of Bill Ramsey given him. a name which has followed him throughout his baseball career. Moved up a notch In baseball classification to Freemont In the Ohio . State League after a good year at Superior Bill showed his appreciation by rapping the horschide to a tune of .358, a mark good enough to lead the OSL. and the only time the square-Jawed athlete accomplished the honor In his thirteen years of ball playing. A sinus disorder caused the twenty year old to be rejected by the Army In the winter of 1942 and he resumed his march toward the big top with Asheville. North enroling, in the Class B Piedmont League. The St. Louts.Cardlnals had purchased his contract from Ihe Brooklyn organization. On this same learn wns Dick Sisler who later was to eee major league action with the Cardl nals. Bill Delancy, a former cardinal catching great, managed the club. ' MaVes AAA with the Boston Braves. Reaching major league status was a dream come true^ Wilii Just five years of profession- al'baseball'behind him the 24 year old wavey-halred six-two athlete had done something no other native Mississippi Countian had ever done or has since done, but it was a good break in one respect and a bad one in another. Patrolling the garden for the Braves were Tommy Holmes, Joe Medwick and Chuck Workman, a trio which made up what baseball observers considered the best outfield in the business at Ihe lime. of my life and I can truthfully say you are the fastest man I have ever seen in baseball." Quite an honor lo have bcslow- ed. upon you especially Irom a m?.n who should know. Ramsey signed his sixth contract with the Seattle Raniers In 1951 but after a few weeks was sold to Kansas City, a Yankee farm and managed by Twinkletoes George Selkirk. To Kansas Oily We suspect the spikes of his shoes became dull when he made this transfer for baseball looks for youlh and Bill was faced with the job of removing someone from his position among what was considered the grealest outfield in minor league baseball. Perhaps it was because of the loss of abilily which the years had taken its toll which prevented him from breaking Into the trio, but we like to think it was more along the sentirnenlal lines and he probably felt he was in the i, twilight of his career and these boys were getting -ready someday lo' take the places of the DiMagglos, Musials, Slaughters and others. He may have had such a feeling and. if he did it was a correct one for In the Kansas City outfield were two boys who have, reached baseball's goal and one of them did try on the shoes of the great Dimag and they fit him perfect. Mickey Mantle was the lad and Jackie Jensen was another who was later to become a star in his own right. . , This past season Billy played with Beaumont in the Texas League and the Toledo Mudhcns. whoso franchise was later moved to Charleston, West Virginia. As to the future Ramsey Is not too sure. At the present time he is dickering wilh San Jose in the California t:iu ju LUU uusmess at trie time. '"*> "'"' °-*n Jose in tne California Drawing pay while being a base- 5tn 'e League for a manager's Job ill wall-flower docs not seern to be and Bilh 'he New York Yankees too bad but Ramsey kept plugging for a scouting position, or he might away and during the 1M game schedule managed lo perform in over half the games nnd rocked the apple at a .294 pace. Loaded with outfielders and in need of a first baseman the Braves put Bill on the trading block and Seattle of the Pacific Coast Lea'gue offered an up and coming first baseman in Earl Torgeson plus cash. .291 Not Enough Yes, contrasting things occurred In one year to a boy with the luster of big league b.isebalt in his heart. Reaching the goal of all base- bailers was accomplished and slap- Ping the ball around the National League stadia at a .294 clip seemed as though it would be good enough to receive a second chance, but that chance never came and it will probably never come again for a man has one foot in the grave in the baseball world when he reaches the antiquated age. of 32. Knowing what It took to perform under the big-top, Bill Rnmsey overlooked his disappointment and tried all the harder in his stepdown but baseball la peculiar profession and for the ney£ live years the former Osceoia High perlormer was under contract to Seattle. In 1941 and I94B he was chosen on the PCL All-Star team and was recognized as the most outstanding ball-hawk in the Triple A circuit. Good? Yes. but apparently not In the stars for him to relurn upstairs. He led the PCL In slolen bases In 1947 and in 1948 had a stick average of ,305. It was In 1948 Bill Ramsey re ceived what he says was his greatest thrill in baseball. When we asked him this (juestion we figured il would be a sack-filled ninth inning homer which gave Seattle B berth in the playoffs, or hitting for the cycle, but our lifelong friend informed us his greatest thrill came when Casey Stengel, then manager of v*>~y o^.-ii^i;j, men iii.iriHKet 01 Ajheville Bill Ramsey mor- Oakland, in the same league, told ed to.Trlple A ball with Sacramento him after watching the Osceolean in the Pacific Coast League where race with George Metkovfch am his performances after two years "'"-- " --- - • - • sent him lo the big leagues In 1&43 Billy Martin in a 100 yard sprint to active playing In Double \ ball. Regardless of his future In base>all he can look back on 13 years >f happiness, although at times Intermingled with the heartbreaks of the game, and hope someday his son, Billy, will take up where he tVA 0 " With the Bosttm Bra «* in fmii,""1 V?P the Ramscy ™ me familiar to followers of the diamond jport. Badger Coach Likes Dog Role .PASADENA. Calif. W _ The mftn 2™ ~ m , B "- lde w «*°™ln into the Ilams °n. said 7 , . oay e thinks the Trojans of Southern Cal- today he L iTtlons vi?,°" th Hill, s cdea 'hem ™ i!or ™'s coach, Jess ks lo another view. He feels this clash between t he co-champions of the Bis Ten and his coast conference titleholders Is "strictly Williamson .bases his belief mainly on the ground that -use has a more impressive record than we have"-nine straight victories, In- cluchng such victims or Northwestern, Army, California and UCLA and one defeat, to Notre Dame to the season's windup. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press BROOKLYN - Floyd Pallerson, 16<| 2 Brooklyn, knocked out Lalu Sabottn. 17 = . Warren, Ohio (5) MILWAUKEE - J ohn ny Saxion, 146. Ne\v York, outpointed Danny Womber, 149'/ 4 , Chicago (10) CHICAGO - Nate Huskey, 152, Detroit, and Enos Solomon, 158, Chicago, drew (8). 'Bill. I have bsen in baseball most Ing 1952. Native Dancer earned S230.493 in winning nine races dur- Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phons 8662

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