The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 8, 1953
Page 12
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fAGE TErf ' LLE anx.y cotmimi Bob Mathias is Voted Athlete Of Year by Sports Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Bob iUtliias, twice Olympic decathlon champion, Stanford football star and rated by many the world's greatest atlilete, wns proclaimed male "Athlete of the Year" /or 1952 today in the 22nd Associated Press Poll. Tha 21-year-old THURSDAY, JAW. 8, 1998 - ,- -^ from Tulare, Calif., was the overwhelming choice of the 155 Rportfiwrlters and sportscasters who participated in the na- Uon-wide poll. Robert Bruce Mathiax received 64 first-place votes and amassed 249 poinlfion a 3-2-1 basis. Tills was far ahead of Rocks' Mnrciano, who knocked out Jor.sey Joe Walcott la-si September In Philadelphia and became the new heavyweight champion of the world. Marclano (rot 19 first-place votes and 135 points. XaloiKk Gets Vole« No Other athlele received more tlinn 65 points. That total was piled up by Emll Zatopek, the xreat Chechoslovakian distance runner who ivon the 5OOO i and 10,000-meter runs and the marrtthon In last summer's Olympics. In fourth place with M points came Bobby Shantx, the little Pliil- adelphla Athletics pitching star whose 24-1 record made him the leading won-and-lost hnrlcr In the American League. Behind Shsntz came Dllly Vcs- scls, Oklahoma's All-America back. 52 points; Julius Boros, U. S. Open golf champion, 44; Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Philllen hiirjlug ice, whose 28 games won was highest In the majors since 1934; 4fl; Mickey Mantle New York Yankeei, who took over Joe DiMaggio's place In center field and helped spark the , club to a fourth straight, world championship, 39; Clyde Loveliette. Kansas, All - America basketball player, 18; Dick Oroat,'Duke All- Amcrlci basketball player and rookie shortstop with the Piltn- ' burgh Pirates, and Stan Muslal. St. Louis Cardinals oulflelder, who led the National League In baiting for the sixth time, both 11 points. In all, 60 athlete* were mention- id for either first, second or third ; p!»c«. The M.ttil.j Story Mathias was n when he captttr- ' id the 1948 Olympic decathlon laurels at London. Tie had become national AAU decathlon champion In June of that 'year and '.rtwt R|V- in a good chance to'win at London. H« did, thiii becoming the youngest »thlelo ta capture the : grueling to-day competition of 10 : tvents which only the world's best, ithletei try. Hts point total was V 139. Mathiaji aucceasfully defended his AAU crown In 1»4» and 1960, but ; didn't compete in 1951. In the (all j of 1951 he bloMomed Into one of Hie nialwtays of the Stanford Unl- ; verslty football team, at fullback. He was also a star on the 1952 team. Early In July last yenr he set a w;orld record of 7.825 points at Tulare to win a berth on the Olympic decathlon team, and thon before a crowd of some 70,000 In Helsinki's Olympic Stadium July 26. he again von thn decathlon, shattering Ills ;-tiwn world record with 1.831 point*. Globetrotters Pack Halls Everywhere J Hy J1UHHAV ROSE NEW YORK (AP) - Abe Sapci-stein was asked how his Harlem Glolje-troUerx became such a Kixidat'tilar attraction, ••! don't know exactly," -mid the (he Kansas City Auditorium, seats owner of the fabulous traveling Negro basketball team, "but you can go along with a show for 20 years and nothing outstanding will happen, and then...boom, you're a hit. Alter that you're In. '"Dial's the way It was with us. All of a sudden we <::uighl on with the public and pack them They Pack 'Km The Trotters have been globe girdling for nearly three years now without a letup, and selling out everywhere, whether It'a the Chicago Stadium, Luna Park In Aires or Wembley Stadium In London. "Since we started our latest tour In October, we've sold out In US out of 72 engagements," said the little round promoter. "That must be a record." Tin Trotters, featuring the uncanny dribbling o f Marquess llaynes and the comical anllcs of loose-limbed, long-armed Ooosc Tatmn, hired 201,155 customers In IS games In 15 days on their coasl- to-coast trip last year. This year they'll play 10 games between March 29 and April 16 and undoubtedly will better last year's figures by far. The smallest arena they'll play In this year, 0,800. Last year they played to 6.H2 in,El Paso, Tex. Asked how ho paid off his trot- :ers. Abe replied without hesitation. We start some of our rookies off with $400 a month phis expenses. From then It goes all the wny up to wliat the Goose makes. I won't lell you what ho gels but, on a 10-month basis. It's twice what Gcorgo Mlknn makes." Pro Teams Tune Up LOS ANGELES M'/—Professional football's greatest players added another ttmcup drill to the schedule today as they prepare for the third annual pro bowl battle In Memorial Coliseum Saturday afternoon. The game, which .will'lie televised —but not locally—by the National Broadcasting Company, brings together all-stnr sounds representing the American and National Conferences of the National Football League. The rivid coaches, Buddy Parker, who sleered the Detroit Lions lo the NFL championship nnd leads the Nationals, nnd runnerup Cleveland's Paul Brown, Americana, planned a workout today. guiding' the final rough Flanagan Will Go To Hospital Today CLEVELAND (AP) — Del Flanagan, the St. Paul Shadow, planned lo visit a hospital today in an offort to find out what happened to his right arm and caused his fight with Lester Felton to ue linked at the end of three rounds last night. il SEE HOW THEY RUN—Lou /amperlnl, left, of California's Torrance high school ran 4:Z1.2 set- ling Hie present nalional outdoor inlcrscliolgstic mile mark in 103i. Les MacMitchell, right, did 1:Z2.2 for Ihe indoor record in 1U38. Bob Lippmeler of Forest Hilts, N. Y., Hijh tries for 4:19 in L\I^n>i^l la n'f. \nitnj\m *•.**!* wi*a* Iin 11 fUf A) ittin'j indoor track meet. Jan. 17. IN'EA) Olson Fights , Norman Hayes BOSTON W—Middleweight title contenders Carl (Bobo) Olson of j Honolulu, and Boston's Norman Hayes have been matched for a ID- round televised boxing boul at the Boston Garden on Feb. 7. It, will be one of (he Callahan A, c.'s scries for a national hookup with New j England blacked out. Hayes dropped a la-round deci- sion to Olson by a close margin in San Francisco on Dec. 13. Grcentree Stable's Straight Face is aptly named. His mare was Expression, the daughter of Never Change. Kramer Comes to Life And Defeats Sedgman LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Kramer, king of th« professional tennis players, isn't abdicating just yet, Beaten by Frank Sedemnn. the Australian Davis Cup hero, in the opening match of a go-match tour, Kramer came back last night to show the youngster from down under why many rate, him the world's best. Kramer won In straight sets 6-3. 6-4. , Pancho Segura beat Sedgman's fellow countryman Ken McGregor for Ihe second consecutive night. 6-2, 6-2, And In what to many was the evening's' biggest surprise, the Americans teamed up to whip the AussieB In doubles, 5-7. 6-3, 6-4. Kramer, had trouble with hli serve In the opener and was plagued by returns into Ihe net time after time orf crucial points, but he was in complete control of the situation last night. He crossed Sedgman often with dec)) smashes to the corners, his drives were hitting inches from the sidelines, and his play at the net was superior almost all the way. What Is Kramer's own assessment? "The man who is sharper' each night — maybe only a little bit! sharper — will win that night." ' Thus, as the quartet flies out today for New York and matches in Madison Square Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, it looks llk« a tour as tough as any Kramer ha§ had to keep his crown. In earlier pro tours he has mastered Bobby Riggs, Pancho Gonzales and Segura. Orville Henry Here on Jan. 19 s Orville Henry, Arkansas Gazette sports editor, will be prln- , cipal speaker nt Blythevllle High School's annual football banquet on Jan. 19. ' Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson announced today plans for the banquet which will be Hotel Noble. The banquet Is. open to the public and tickets will-sell tot $3 —actual cost of the meal. Other features of the banquet Mr. Nicholson slated, will (M announced later. A goal of 115 has been set on ticket sales. Al ClaiTochu, Miami freshman fullback, carried the football only three times against Stetson but scored two touchdowns. H ERE you see pictured the Golden Anniversary ROADMASTER — engineered, styled, powered and bodied to be fully worthy of its paragon role in this fiftieth year of Buick building. A quick listing of simple facts will reveal just cause for celebration. •^ K has the world'* newest V8 engine. Vertical valves; 12-volt electrical system; 180 pounds lighter; entire engine is so compact, a new, wort maneitverable chassis has been built around it. •A: It has IBS Fireball horsepower. A new Buick record; engine horsepower per pound increased 40%. *k It has o compression ratio of 8.5 to 1. Highest compression on the American scene today; bettered fuel economy. It has a dynamic-flow muffler. For the first time in automotive, history, a tnufjler with zero power loss. It has anew Twin-Turbine Dynaftow Drive. N out adds far swifter, quieter, more efficient getaway to infinite smoothness at all speed ranges, , It has new braking power. Most powerful braking action of any Btiick in fifty years; plus the new ease of Power Brakes, optional at-extra cost. It has a still finer ride. The softest, steadiest, most buoyantly level ride that Buick't advanced engineering has yet produce^. The premature ending (o [lie nationally televised bout made everybody unh'appy. Flanagan weighed 147 to 151 for the Detroit battler. The fight attracted only 1,008 fans, who paid a gross of M.176. "Gee, It was terrible." said Flanagan. "I would have rather been knocked out than had that happen. All I know I.i that I threw a right in Ihe first round and seemed to throw my arm out above the elbow." Dr. M. H. Lambright said Flanagan told him at the end of the third round he couldn't go on. The boxer suffered either a nerve or muscle Injury and the X-rays anything. All you can rto is let Ihe fight go on for a while and see what the lighter can do." The scrap had no more than started before Flanagan winced grabbed his right forearm In pain. Prom then on the action wns most tame, with Flanagan using his left almost entirely and Felton fearing his opponent was playing possum. Bees, Juniors To Armorei Blythevllle's B high aggregation ' leant and junior -- - will Invade Armorel's gymnasium tonight for a pair of games. Armorcl beat Braggntlocio. 68-36, Tuesday night with Bradshai< dumping In 27 points. Blythcville's Juniors T u e s d a v night swamped Piggolt, 45-13. in the preliminary to the high school contest. Next Tuesday night. Burdelte will be the Tigers guestj for a pair of games. are merely to definitely find the trouble, he added. lUim Fljlil The physician accordingly ordered the fight halted and the victory wns recorded as a fourth- round TKO. The rules specify that when n houl ends between rounds, the next round .shall be designated as the end. Most upset were Ihe fans, who booed almost continually and called on Referee Jackie Davis either to stop the proceedings or , order the action stepped up. ' I : J n i j "But what can you do about Ll "°ell Led those things?" lamented Dr, Lambright, who examined Flanagan | . LOS ANGELES m — Johnny after the first round and ordered j kindell, former Yankee outfielder. r na who returns to the majors next spring as a pitcher, Ifd the Pacific Coast League hurlers In many categories. The 36-year old richthnnder, — _ - voted Ihe pci/s Most Valuable V.QQ6 bCOTCS Player, had a 24-B record for 'he J pennant-winning Hollywood club. Ltndell led the loop in total victories, winning percentage and was high In complete games with 26. He topped the circuit also In strlke- the light continued. "You can't toe College Scores iclatcd PrfM By The As; St. Louis 92 Wichita 76° " Bethany (Kasl 61 Bethel (Kas> 60 Nebraska Weslcyan SI Doanc 47 Culver-Stockton 58 Parsons 49 outs. low-hit number of bas games and fewest -on-balls. BUMS It has, also, wondrous handling ease, with Power Steering as standard e^ipment. It has superb comfort. It has sumptuous fabrics and ta,bring. And its acoustics are so thoroughly mastered that it may well be one of the world's most quiet cars. -Out no listing of facts can do true justice to this phenomenal automobile, or to iu brilliant brothers, the 1953 SUPERS and SPECIALS. And no words can really tell you the beauty you see, the comfort you feel, the excitement you experience-when you look at and drive any one of these big, beautiful, bounteous Buicks for 1953. Will you come in and see for yourself that these are, in simple truth Buick's greatest cars in five brilliant decades? UffiSTON-McWATEBS BUICK CO., Walnut & Broadway, Phone 4555 Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phoht 8662 \\

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