The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 12, 1953
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I r*TONPAT, JAN. 12, 1958 BT,rnTEVTLLB (AUK.)" COURIER .~ — — — __ — .m.m'tnLic. IAKR ,} COURIER NEWS Bay Invades Haley Field Gym Tuesday /~L:-.L.. A _ i i • * • '• •' ••'•' ; ••• j - - - :' , • .' • ; •* Chicks Are Looking For Their Ninth Consecutive Victory Two of Arkansas' highest scoring cage outfits meet °"-,f 2? 7 Field ™^um tomorrow nigh yen lwville Chickaaaws take on Bay from neighboring Craighend County at 8 o'clock, The Chicks, well 0:1 their way to one of the best basketball seasons in t!ie history of the school, ~wii' be shooting (or consecutive victorv Number Nine. Their opposition will be the same as it wns in. the finals of the Northeast Arkansas Invilafional Basketball Tournament at Jonesboro, Blytheville won that one 84-17 in a game which saw several tour-' Hameiit records shattered In the wild scoring. Four Are'AII-Tourlley ,,, A " d I" s P«e of. (he fact that Blytheville won the tournament crown coaches at [he tournament still placed four Bay regulars on the ten-man nil-tourney team as against two (Holland and Childless) for Blytheville. Perry Isbell, 5-9 guard, is the sparkpluc of the Bny outfit, He joined Underwood, center who scored 17 against Biythcville, Hill and Pulley on the all-tournament team. If the last meeting was any indication, tomorrow night's game will be a battle of fast breaks short, hustling six-foot against Blytheville fikes to use the fast getaway whenever game condition! permit. And Bay Is a traditional fast break team. Bays attack is repUfed to be the highest point producer in northeast Arkansas, Cut lend Down At the jonesboro tournament. Bay was (railing the Chicks, 53-33 at halftime and whittled that lead down to seven points by the end of ; the contest. Big Job for the invaders will be stopping Montroe Holland. Holland set a new tournament record of 40 points .when he appeared against Bay. Coach Jimmy Fisher reported that his squad will be in sound physical condition for the''contest. That means his starters will line up with Childress, who pushed 03 points through against Humboldt Tcnn.. Friday night, and O'Brien at F forwards and Mostey and Gentry at " guards. . Holland, 6-6 backboard specialist will be at his usual center slot ' Blytheville's B team will go to • Dyess tomorrow night for a contest. A ' 'Upsets Dominate SWC Loop Openers "f';,"?,'^.-,™' s™tl,w«,t Con(,r™ b,,k,t ismon and this week mav - Tonight, Arkansas — the pre-s'ei son people's choice for the cham- plonfhip - lakes on the University of Texas and its almost a last chance affair for the Razorbacks. _ Texas A & M dumped Arkansas Saturday night in a double overtime, 5G-48. ' • U was a rude jolt for the towering Porkers. Arkansas boasts the tallest players in the conference a-d in pre-conference play i OD ked the class of the loop. Safely Leads Floyd Sagely with 13 points and visit Kcarn's 12, - topped the Ar- k2-Ms scoring against thn Ag»ies ..-Three .upsets., Saturday... helped eliminate expectations. Right now Texas, Baylor and Rice boast un- be-ucn.records in.conference nlav Texas knocked off Texas Christians, 55-48, last week, then turned around and smashed Methodist, 61-53. Southern Baylor walloped Texas A,fcM 60 44. and beat Texas Christian, 70-63 Rice beat Southern Methodisl 6-1-54. . - The results were a mite upsett ing in that Southern Methodist ana Texas Christian, both rated high in pre-season figuring,'are virtual l.v out of contention. • Rice Has Chance Rice, which has Its smoothes! team In several 'years, could pu things aright this .week by knock ing off Baylor Tuesday night arid Arkansas Saturday. : Jn the only other .game, Texas A&M meets Texas Christian Tuesday. -, -.. a.- .. Gene Schwinger of Rice added to his season scoring lead with 22 points against SMU, running his lotal to 191 points. Henry Ohlen of TCU Is second with 153. In conference scoring, John Starkey of Baylor leads with 47 points, Unholy Ten Await Wrath of NCAA By WILL GRISISI.EY Who the "Unholy ten"- are remains a well-kept secret but they themselves are aware'of a couple of uncomfortable facts: 1. They are in "hot water" because of questionable athletic policies The National Collegtale Alh- letic Association says co. 2. If found guilty,- they face quick and probably stern punishment, with no immediate recourse as in olher years, to the NCAA member- DAN EUSSKLI-, Body Dept. PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Phone 4453 ship. Some Rig Timers Wliile the 10 schools have not been dentlfled. they are reported o Include some big-time universities—a Big Ten member, a strong Eastern. independent and an old Southern power. , >Thei; serve as test cases of the new enforcement arm of the NCAA, legislated at the closing meeting of the NCAA convention her Saturday. _ Their cases are termed "serious by the immediate past president of the body, Hugh C. Willclt The charges of misconduct are be- •ng reviewed by the NCAA Membership Committee. The cases go with recommendallo 7 n man C ° U "°" in the most significant legislation of the 47th annual meethV of college athletic leaders, ihe co u n- cil was equipped with the paver to punish on the spot - that Is short of suspension or expulsion ' Happened to Kentucky ty of flagrant rules violations for example that school could be placed on probation, have it* schedule pulled from under It or trealed to some other disciplinary action. This year Kentucky. l ong a national cage power, was made to s,t out the basketball season anS Bradley, another former national champion, was forced to miss ihe JVCAA Tournament because of their roles in the basketball scandals. A Midwestern university was reprimanded for rules violations. In these cases the council merely recommended punishment and the three Institutions Involved took their medicine voluntarily, although convention action was necessary to make it stick. * No Convention Needed Henceforth, convention action won't be needed. The council can crack down-short of suspension or expulsion—and leave It up to the convention later to review the action. This was the new enforcement power given the NCAA's police arm A convicted school still may appeal to the convention and It's possible at the NCAA'i enforcement Six-Man Tag Match Tonight A newcomer, Hillbilly Spunky. »-il| Join Floyd Byrd and Eddie Malone In opposing L« Helds, P 0 ) 0 Cor -_ rtwa and Roy Welch tonight In the American Leg| 0n ., , eit wrestling tug match. The three 'one-fall matches w find Spunky vs. Welch. Byrd VB Cordova and Fields vs. Malone Prellmlnarie« get started at 8 o'clock In the Legton auditorium on Second Street. Spartan Heroes To Graduate EAST LANSING, Mich M>) — Clark Scholes and Chuck Spleser two of Michigan St.ile's greatest a h etes. say farewell to college days at the end of the fall term Scholes of Detroit, was for three years the number one' collegiate sprint swimmer nt 100 yards He won Ihe NCAA 100-yard 'free style championship three years In n row. the AAU 100-yard free style twice m three years and the Big Ten 100-yard free style two consecutive years. In the summer of 1952. as a member of the u.s. Olympic swimming team at Helsinki, Scholes won Mi 100-meter title and set a ne Olympic record of 0-57.1 seconds Chuck SplEser. also of Detro did yeoman work for the Spartai n the fistic ring. Chuck' won tv, «3AA crowns In the 175-pound cla tnd was a member of thei U: Olympic teams In J848 and IBS Spleser now is fighting in the pro fesslonal ranks. PAGB SEVEN If Mardano is So Good, How Come Old Man Almost Beat Him? HARRY ORAYSON NBA Sporll Editor Cage Picture Takes Shape; LSU, Illinois, NC State Win ' course, mean automatic qualifica [ion for the National Collegiate Ath letlc Association Tournament In March. Four more conference till ists were voted automatic spots bj the NCAA convention last" week which means that H of the 23 teams m the tourney will he representatives of one group or another Las year 10 of ihe 16 teams were conference-kings. ""••••'•• :•••; •••!•( Kansas, defending national and Big Seven champion, has' come along well after a slow start, but the comparatively Inexperienccc Jayhawfcers get the acid test Saturday. Their opponent? None other nan Kansas State, top-ranked team n the Associated Press poll with a record of eight victories and one defeat. Saturday also Is the night for the op contenders in the Big Ten ndlana, national champion back'in 040, has a perfect 5-0 league mark so far this year but Saturday night will meet Illinois, a national semi- malist last year. Indiana wrapped up Jfo. 5 with a last-minute 66-53 •ictory over Minnesota, while Illinois made its record ,4-1 by beatine Vlsconsiu, 71-61. N C State Ninth Illinois Is ranked fourth national- y and Indiana seventh. North Carolina Slate, six-time hampion of the Southern Confer- nce but never a national tltlist is xpected to romp through the con- erence tournament again, even hough the. Wolf Pack have a one- >oint loss to Wake Forest marring heir early season record. They're ated ninth. , State's vi*im Saturday night was Juke, by an 82-64 count. With Kentucky, a three-time winner of the national crown in the past five years, sidelined by the NCAA this year, there'll be a new Southeastern Conference champion lor the first time in years. Most likely It will ba Louisiana state currently leading the circuit with . o contention this year. Defending champion St. Louis was trounced by Ttllsa, 85-73, Saturday night Two Unbeaten Washington, ranked a notch be, e- Oklahoma A. &'M. In the poll, is steaming along toward a northern division, championship In the Pacific Coast Conference, UCLA, unset Washington in the the southern division crown »galn The Uclans nipped Southern Cai Jfornla., 72-62. Saturday for thei first league victory In four starts Southern California's loss afte 11 straight victories, left Scton Hal No. 2. and Fordham, No. 8 as th only major unbeaten teams. Osceo/o Boxer$ Take Match From Little Rock Boys Club a 3-0 mark and a 75-5 winner over Mississippi State Saturday. Oklahoma A. & M., the only team besides Kentucky to win more than one NCAA title (18-15-461, has vet to start Missouri Valley Conferenc- play. But the Aggies, rated No 5 In the country, may get back In muscles may ba tested again If a powerful member chooses to fight, Pour years ago seven schools won a fight against suspension during the "Sanity Code" era and, for a while, had the NCAA' reeling. But the NCAA bounced back. OSCEOLA - With Jive decisions and one win via the knockout route the Osceola gladiators won over the Boys Club out of Little Rock here Saturday night In their second match of the season and the second time against LRBO. In their last encounter the LRBC won the match, but this time it was a different sfory and - Coach Bill Williams' leather-throwers sent the Capitol city boys home with a match record of two decisions and three split-decisions. . Ray Mann, Jr., 91, fought James Baker, 82, in an exhibition match o get the hostilities underway. Both boys are from Osceola and incc It was an exhibition there was no judge's decision on the fight James Newberry, 12, gave LRBC heir first win of the night when he received a split decision from Bob Porter, 82, of Osceola. ' The third regular match of the night also gave the Pulaski County lads their third consecutive win when Wayne Trammell got the majority vote against Joe Thomas 84 Illey Ellis. 88, dccisioned Tyrone Honeysuckle, 86, to give Osceola their first win of the' night. Victory number two was racked up for the Mississippi Counlians m fight number five when Jimmie Llndsey, 14, decfsloned Dale Ramsey, 84. This was Llnrisey'i first ntght In the ring and it looks as though Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves boxing fans have another Smiley Johnson in the making The youngster 1.5 a crowd-appealcr and has plenty of style. 28 Second KO Using a self-propelled windmill- type punch, Buddy Stalling, 104 registered the only knockout of the' night when he drove the mitten seemingly through the head of Little Rock's Billy Hughes, 103, In 28 seconds of the nrst round canvas twice before the echo o the final ten count .ceased and 1 was a right bolo punch v that floorec the game Little Rock boy. Lloyd Moore, 114, declsloned Harry Taylor, 119, In Osceola's fourth straight win and John Murreil, 114 kept the Purple and Gold recort Intact when he got the full support of the Judges over Larry Wilson 113. , The surprise of the night to Osceola boxing fans was the power generated In the two hands of Lloyd stanfleld, a newcomer to the Osceola boxing team Stanfleld literally tore the head off the shoulders of Joe Osteslak, 133, but could not put the Little Rock boy away for keeps. Nevertheless he received a bi« ovation from the crowd when he stepped through the ropes at the end of the match. With a little more ring experience Ihls boy could be a dangerous puncher. Stanfield's decision over Osteslak was coach Williams' team's last win of the night, and A. D. Jones 135. with a split-decision over Ed'-' dlson Smith, 130, and Joe Hand- S2'i«' " 6 ','" a decfsl<m ° v er O'Neal Phillips, 138, brought the LRBC's scoring upward but not in reach of the Purple and Gold canvas- scooters from Osceola. Handwork was a 'city Boxing Champion last year in Little Rock >ut had his hands full In the junior high school lad Eddlson Smith Judges for thn Inter-team affair were Chester Danehowtr, H *c Shoemaker and Palmer Stantor,.' Lefty Altxander was the clock watcher and Ray Mann, Sr announcer for the matches ' Billy Ray smith of Little RocV officiated the 12-flght card en- gftgement. Tonight the Osceola boxers trek to Brownsville. Tenn., seeking vie- tory *ii«mK«.. *•.— -*!. * BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING mdnv In n 1^ a. A A _ m -m ^q^p Monday, Jan. 12 8:00 p.m. 90 Win. Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Hillbilly Spunks, Floyd Byrd and Eddie Malone vs. Lee Fields, Polo Cordova and Roy Welch Adult. «Oc~Childrtn 15« -Alio 3 1-Fall Matches 30 Min. Tim« Limit Spunky YI. Roy Welch Floyd Byrd v«. Cordova Lee Fields vs. Malone The Jab of Gene Tunney" loniiny Loughran. The left hook of Stanley Ketohel The bobbing, weaving s ty]» Dempsey. ' The speed and footwork of Philadelphia jack O'Brien. My how Marclano has Improved since that night i ast September Ii Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium If what Trainer Goldman says tuna out to be true, and In view of the heavyweights that are around odny, Marclimo will be champion longer than was Louts. But. If The Bock is that good how come an old man, Jersey Joe Walcott, nearly knocked him off as recently as last Pall, Walcott. 38 going on 42, had the Brockton Block Busier on the scat if,his pants and badly hurt in the Irst round, gave him a . TO1 md humping In the 12th before being clipped on the 13th. Walcott was the length of the fersey Turnpike In front. Marclano hart to knock him out to win It was agreed that Marclano was champion who required schooling md experience. , ! Leverage Behind lilnht Marclano Is a striking Ulustratlon of the power of the poke, it was the face that Marclano ivas able to get leverage, behind'-his right-hand Hunches that prompted Al Well] to nanage him, Goldman, the old-time bantamweight, reveals to Tom Menny in Collier's. 'Al and I have often looked over "een kids who thought they could •:ome fighters, but I'll eat my der- hat If I ever saw anyone cruder by to . cruer than Rocky," relates Svcngall Goldman. "There Is no point in wasting time with a kid who can't fight o matter how ambitions he Is. The insible thing for the manager trainer and the boy Is to tell him go home, learn a trade and forget xing. 'We would have~nevcr taken a chance with Marclano except that right off the reel he showed he could punch' with authority. The body was behind every right-hanti lunch, and that meant something, even though Rocky was so green he rled a left Jab with the palm of his rlove facing upward." Rock's Legs Too Heavy Goldman at first feared Mar- clano was too old to learn to be a tighter. . "He was 24 when we first saw htm, md the time to sfart youn? flght- :rs is when they're about 18. "You couldn't speed up his legs because they were, too' '.heavy, and ve dfdn-t try to change his style or fear it would detract from his punching power. - . "Marclano just started to develop ils left hand when he knocked out /nils. He now carries an equalizer n either hand. the He's learned to shorten his punches, loo, to shorten them without luici'lficlnc power. The right- hand wallop (hat put Walcott away traveled no more than 10 Inches." There was never any tank lobs for Marciano. "That's no way to bring a boy «H, points out Goldman. "Even the greenest lighter can sense when his opponent has been fixed to lake a dive .and it destroys his self-con- wlio beat* Punching poww'of "Weill Is a smart manager and e" 0 a i |on h ° W ^ bli " 8 a "°W Wht- with men who have too much experience for him or boxer, who h«a styles that will upset him" Charley Goldman can say that again. He also could be right when kL- Sa> '* he docsn 't Believe anybody around today has the Mirt < v t » i -••«, C.*CM iriuusn the job might not call for • com. -- tun jvi • tUIU- P" 5 " e ° f seven different champbn«, Brownies' Hopes Riding on Rookie o— game < Is Billy Hunter, most 1" the Texas He cost the > are phmih* ahortst °P wh » "ever v»h,n , valuable player n 0 ,'n 1952. e wns the equivalent of $150000 n cash „„,, pl!ivers a • nonlhs ago. So enthusiastic is Manager Mnrty Marion about his lew acquisition thai he boldly "•edicts a first division finish in ne American League "Shortstop was our biggest weak- less last year." said Marty "We ost numerous games, because we iad nobody to make the double 'lay. From what everybody lias old me, th\s kid is bound to become R big league star. Never before have I heard so many kind yords Viboul R rookie without a ingle dissenting voice:" Club president Bill Veeck admits getting Hunter was the boldest move, in his baseball career. The hundred and fifty grnml i s Hie. largest amount ho has ever expended toward Ihe purchase of any player. Veeck, who had been irying to acquire Hunler from the Brooklyn organization for over a year, gave up a reported $100,000 and threw in three players-outfielder Hay Coleman, shortstop Stan nojek and pitcher ob Mnhoney. The six-fool. 180-pound shortstop Played with Fort Worth, a Dodger farm, the last two years. He baited .290 and led the loop in stolen bases with 22. He was charged with only 12 errors, and led the league (n participating in double plays. "Only lime will tell," said Vecck "But I bolievo this will, go down as one of the greatest deals I'vo made. Sure, I spent a lot of money to gel Hunter, but from what I sa\y of him, and what my . ,_ ,_-.•. reported, I believe i bargain purchase, outbid five major scouts have We prove had to league clubs to land him " 'i« U Rt er T ls , oneof - nlnerookl «'on ihe St. Louis roster, not includin* Jive .youngster, who are expected^ be discharged front service In tun* to Join the Browns in spring trah,- ™ " 'T, nth - Marion ««x«y on-Alva (Bono) Holloman, I at rt yraoHK I' and had ,„ earned run ave 2.1... He Is a big fellow. ; He ; H'as Benched Holloman Is better than hii record . ndicates." said . Marlon' "H. Mould have been an easy 30.g»m" winner had he not beer f .WelmlS nine weeks because of an appended- - tofliy. One of hi. victories w.. V onc-hllter over Springfield. • They tell me he Is sort of a pop-off guv a little hard to handle" Senc.'uS ' - ° e ». e can pitch Ilk* they:,.. he^can, rn have no troubl, w«h Another hl s hly regarded young. Be FrMFe - n , , ; "-B*- iiccre, 4o-year-oja third baseman drafted from.'Mobtl. where he hit ,.343 »nd ^'-- •• Southern Association (' rn Prccse currently la Puerto Rtcan Winter ix^us witn a .3flB batting average, still another leadlni th. with Promising rookie r«tcnw££ Balch, who hit .331 and drov, t. M runs at Oklahoma city. /* The new pitchers Includ, Tern Taylor (8-8 at San Antonio); Bob Habenlcht (3-2. at Houston) 'and Melvin Held (14-15 at Scrantan) A couple of-flrst basemen, Frank K«l- Icrt f.3<M .at Oklahoma. City). and Ed Mlckelson (.308 at Columbia) also are listed. The returning wrviee- men are pitchers Mike Bly«k» DOB Laisen, Bill Pilgrim, Jim Opcnuroh an ° outfielder Rocco Ipplolto. Wyatt Visits U of A; To Sign Today **T CARL IJEf-L • * ^Sm^»^?^^yg He will meet bcre with the Aransas trustees, then return to Vyomlng to try to break a 9-year ontract binding him to that school Wyalt, 38, made no comment bout the Wyoming pact when he isited Fayctteville yesterday to ispcct Arkansas' athletic facili- cs. But he indicated he expects i get loose from it. The Razorback coach-elect who ill succeed the resigned Otis ouglas, said he believes In fit ng his system to the latcrial. available he added, he prefers the ~" a single wing Tennessee T" arlatlon — on than Tennessee Itself uses. Wyatt, who was a star end for the Vols In Ihe |ate 19.10s, said 'you have to .throw Ihe ball more than Tennessee does." He added that he will use "some spread formation plays;". Under Dougjas lor ihe past three years, Arkansas has used the T and the split T, with , some special variations, and occasionally n spread. Wyatt had no comment on Arkansas' material, but menlioned that he had talked with Douglas about It. i Arkansas with him. He didn't n»m» them, but they are believed to Include Line Coach Dick Hitt and Back .old Coach George Cafego. At least one member of Douglas' staff will remain. Ha Is aeorge Cole, chief scout and assistant coach at Arkansas lor nearly two decades. The University announced yesterday that Cole had been given faculty tenure. President John Tyler Caldwel! said Wyatt didn't want a tenure arrangement. It was reported Wyatt's contract would be for three years at 512,000 annually. CLOSING OUT! Mens Shoes Drasfically Reduced To Clear Immediately Fine Quality Leather Barney

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