The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 26, 1953
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PACE Blytheville Meets Leachville At Haley Gym Tomorrow Night Chicks Come Out Even*«<* s*ow»/.«,„««- BIYTHEVTT.T.R (ARK.) COURIER NEWS s In Pair of Game With Tennessee Teams Blytlieville's Chickasaws, after a break-oven effort with t\yo of west Tennessee's bolter teams, return to thbir Haley Field gymnasium this week to moot a couple of Northeast Arkansas holsliots — Leachville and Grcone County. Tomorrow night, the chicks mu Papooses take on Lcachvillc here First game'is to start at 7:30. Fridjty night. Coach Bocomb Me Kc-cl, who had gi'eat success agains the Chick's when he WHS ut Leach villc, brings a fasl-imtjrovtiifj Green County Tech five to the Haley Ficli court, McKcel's team is highly rojjardec It holds a decision over, always Villanova Will Test Top Cagers Wildcots' Could Cause Rating Change NEW YORK to—Vlllanova, first on nobody's list of the best college basketball teams, will have n lo' to say Ibis week about who tops the rankings. The Wildcats from the Philadelphia suburbs .tangle Wednesday night with North Carolina Slate, eighth in lost .week's Associated Press poll. And on Saturday the.) meet Seton Hull, the nnilon's No. 1 club and the only major undefeated team. Stale Mad , Seion Hall hasn't had a real good testing tslacc It took sole possession of Ihe unbeaten ranks two weeks ago by .pasting Pordlmm. Vlllanova; with Its respectable. 11-4 record will be. no ensy hurdle, espe- cially'since the. game marks one of Seton Halt's infrequent trips away from its South Orange, N. J., campus. If Selon Hall does \»ta It may owe a lot to North Carolina Stale. • The Southern boys aren't apt lo be very sociable for Ihe Wednesday meeting. They got /whipped. 70-69, on a closing-seconds field goal by the University of North Carolina Saturday night and it hurt bad. It was "the first time such •J thing bad happened in 16 meetings with North Carolina. Vlllanova may well feel the brunt of their ire. Philadelphia will be the scene of another of the top games'this week when firth-ranking La Salic plays Eastern Kentucky,'No. 18, Saturday night. The week's choice contests generally arc few and far between since many of the squads still are engaged in mid yenr exams. Second-ranking Indiana Is Idle along with sixth-ranking Illinois and Kansas, No. 8 last week but due to slide down after being licked by Colorado last Tuesday. Other Games Seton Hail warms up for its Philadelphia trip by meeting Albright Wednesday.night. Oklahoma A&M, No, 7, takes on Wichita Wednesday and Tnlsa Saturday. Third-ranking University of Washington travels lo Hawaii for three games. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Fourth-ranking Kansas State meets- Iowa State in a Big Seven Conference painc Saturday and Fordlum, No. 1C, engages St. John's of Brooklyn Thursday and Yale on Saturday. The slowdown in action didu't slow. down the upset pace very much, Colorado didn't figure to have a chance against Kansas but it won handily. The same went for DePaul against the Oklahoma Aggies in Chicago Friday and N.C. Slate wad n strong favorite over North Carolina Saturday. Tulsa, leading the Missouri Volley Conference and ranked No. 11, was upended by Houston Saturday. 61-56. Dayton edged Duqucsne. 68-66, tough Jonesboro, but. wus knocked out early in Ihe Northeast Arkansas tournament by n narrow margin. Saturday tifgnVdic Chicks came through with 48-27 win over Hum. boltlt, Tcnn., after lailng, 80-CO, to Milan the previous night. ' Good Defense The Chicks came <j|> with a superb dcteiislvt effort against the ball control style of play of Htimboldt. Humboldt made but five field goals in tlie first half and only one in the second. The Chicks hart one big quarter. the second. In which they looked like their old fust-brink selves. •nicy poured IB points tdrough. quite nn accomplifhnienL against -a stow-down outfit like Humboldt. Cliildress ami O'Brien led the surge with two Held goals each Hunilioldt had n 10-8 lead at the •:nd of [he first. This melted under Blytlieville's hot second quarter assault and at Imlftime, lilydicvlfle had n 27-15 margin. Holland Held Blythevllle added one point to tills lead In the third and eight more In the last quarter. Humboldt swnnned all over Mont- i-oe Holland, Blythevllle center, and held him to six points, but. in the meanwhile, Cliildress and Gentry were getting 10 nmi 11. ChiWrcss had six ficUl goals. Gentry got lour. Coach jimmy Fisher reported this morning that his club Is lit pretty good shape. They'll probably get 11 real workout this afternoon and the tempo Teacher Boudreau To Conduct School By JOK KKICIII.ER NRW YOUK (AP) ,_ Flushed will, his successful in novation last year, .Manager J,o» Boudreau of Boston will re suine the special prc-li-airiinjr school for Red Sox farm hand, noxt month will, Hit hopes of cumins' up with another Dick C.onierl ( Ted Ltpcio or Kayo Throueberry One of the youngsters sure to l>c vltctt to Hint special class Is urry Afjganls. football star of Boston University who lust month was «ivcn n SCO,000 bonus to sign with the Sox. First Haseinan AKgnnis is a leflliaiided hitting irst baseman ljut may he taught he finer points of outfieidinsf. There are two very Rood reasons (or that. Number one is that in llernert, ' (he Sox have a will be fast all week. Bljlhcvlllc ihildrcss IS . O'Briens Holland 0 .. Moslcy 2 Gentry 14 l'o . P P. C G. G. s . nmnholtll Shelton 11 . Blakcmore G Chatem 5 ;.... Heglar 3 ..... . ... Hazekvood 2 Substitute,?: Blythevllle — Hill 2. _ first sacker who led all nates last year with 19 home inns md 67 runs balled In', Reason lumber Iwo Is that Boston la shy of good outfielders. any event, (lie Sox can ill iffoid lo bench Oerncrl, a long- litting righthander, in favor of Ag- Tanls. Last yenr at B. U.. Agganls bated .332. Three years ago, he was (eliminate of Lcpcio's on the Au- iiistu Millionaires, nn independent team in Maine. Lepcio thinks Hairy can ninke the grade, if not tills yenr, (lien nest. Service Got Two Throiiebcrry and Dick Hntowskl, two of last year pupils who made the big Jump to the big leagues, have Rone Into the service, but In their places will be such as outfielder Bryan Stephens and pitchers- Con Flowers, Tom Hcrrln ami Ciiroi'B'o Uhnze. Stephens had n brief trial with Boston last year but did most of bis playing with Louisville, where be hit .282. Flowers, a San Diego product, comes up with an 11-10 record. Uhnxe won 18 anrl lost 10 at Albany. Jimmy Picrsall,. who began as the regular shortstop lasl year but was shipped to Birmingham before lie was hospitalized.'Is back nu this time, he will vie for an out field posl. A brilliant defensive per former, Picrsall is almost certai lo win Hie right field post ban-fir a return of his Illness. Manila Plays Polio Benefit Cage Game MANILA—Basketball teams fron IMmleUe and Manila High Schools square off here tomorrow but re gardless of .the outcome of UK games the real winner will be th March ot Dimes campaign. Manila Coach Wayne Taylor ha announced all net proceed. from the game will be turned over to the Adirch of Dimes campaign. And the ManiUi Lions Club is pitching in, too. Coach Tnylor said thai the club is assisting the school with sponsorship of the game In an effort (o pro rnote a larger gate for the belief! tilt. Two games .are on the benefl slate with the girls playing at 7:30 and the boys' leanu clashing in the feature attraction at 8:30. In response to n request by the Mississippi County Chapter of the National Foundation from Infantile Paralysis other Mississippi Countj schools are planning benefit, games Uixorti ts planning a Junior high benefit game later this week between Luxora and Victoria. This game will' be an afternoon affai primarily for school children. Giants Are Waiting for Willie Uy O,lVI,li T,U,IIOT ' NEW YORK (A?) — Members of llic official family of the New York Giants are sit- tuig- close by the phones in their office off Times Square these days, staring nervously into snuce aim iiiivminp- i-v T prv> li>vm «i vi,»^ ;.,,.„ iu~ ,.;i~ space and jumping bvery time a ring jars.:the silence. Who knows but what Ilin voice in (he other end will say "Forl Sustlce.-Virginia, calling collect," and that this will be followed after he customary clicks by the shrill, nmllfar notes of Willie Mays an- louncing, "Say. bey, I'm but of his man's army!" May Xot Happen It might not happen, bid the Sinnts enn dream. They feel thai f the, call does come through bo- ore they open their training camp I Phoenix, why they've won the National League flag, If it doesn't, hen only maybe. Their concern is uiderstandable. It's been over two weeks since he brilliant Negro youngster roppcd into President Horace tonelmm's office and told him he ad applied for a discharge as a ardsbip case. The boy from Ala' ama, who won't be 22 until ncxl lay, Is Ihe solo snppoii of his nother, aunts, two brothers nd nine sisters, according to the er,t available advice. "We haven't heard a word since e was here,"- said Garry Seliu- " C '" r ' sistant. "We can't help feeling. thong-It, that Willie has a good chance of gelling out. We're not even suro that he told the rtlaft officials hero the full extent of ids family obligations when he was called In lust .spring. Onlflclil Set "If we do gel, him buck, what an outfield we'll have — him In center, Bobby Thomson in left and Monty Irvin In right. Jur.t Ihe best in the business, that's all." No one will ever convince the Oinnls (hey wouldn't have repealed last year if Ihcir great sophomore hadn't been called up, even if Irvin was out almost nil season wilh a broken nnklc.' They were, out in front by 2',J games U'lien Willie left them May 2D. They dropped eight of their next 10 games, fell four games behind Brooklyn and never made It really close" again. Willie's value to Ihe Icnm didn't show in his batting > average He was hitting only. .236 when "he departed the Polo Grounds. He had, however, gotten extra bases on 10 ^personal as- 'of his 30 hits, and he had knocked , Reiser Content Teaching Youths Fine Points of P!ay S ' r '. L ° U ! S W" Fmm " outfield- Reiser, to help insure the boy's in- cr Pete Reiser lias become a cross | Icrrst. gives priws for rood nf»KV/!(1*1 Q 1tf/\r«re-»i> ,,,,^1 11-.- _1.1 ' r - !S "••"•« between a professor anrt (lie old woman in (he shoe. The one-lime Brooklyn Dodger star, now an automobile uijciicj' sales manager, recently started a baseball school of sorts "to have more boys give organized ball a try." "We hoped to have About 40 kids show up,-' Pete said yesterday, "but a hundred or more came out each week and we have 200 registered. in two overtimes; St. Louis defeated Detroit, 02-SS in one extra I vve l °" lj ' 4a wds vvc collla " I lake them to a nearby lot on n nice period; Washington made it two In a row 1 ' over Washington State. 60-48, and Kansas Slate thumped Missouri, 04-85, in sofne of- the other top games Saturday. Six-Man Tag Go on Tonight A six-man tag go highlights to- ntght's American Legion wrestling program. Lee Fields, Polo Cordova and Don McGee figure lo have Iheir hands lull in taking on Eddie Malone, Floyd Byrd and Steve Zold, all mean men. In the preliminaries, Zold gets Cordova, Byrd and McGee tangle »nd Malone meets Fields, : nwtches begin et 3 o'clock, j day nud rio some hitting, throwing and running, but, all we cnn do now is teach them batting stances and running and have them swing at a cotton-filled baseball on a rubber tee." This Is done in a large service room at the auto agency "each Saturday. [MERCHANTS LUNCH Choice of Aleut & 3 Vegetables with Coffee TOM'S , CAFE I 419 W. Ash .. - formance.-?, even his own bals, Reiser, a free agent eince his release by the Cleveland Indians, added. "I'm through with unscball as a player. Four fractures of the seven concussions are enough." Pete's career wasn't all head blows, however. He led Ihe Dodders to Hie l!Hi pennant with a .43 oat- ting average, best in the National League that season. > sccom) Thomson on the club. In Mana^or Leo Dnroohcr's opinion, Willie was just beginning- lo get his batting eye. .Spirit Contagious H was not, however, Willie'., hitting which the Ciiants missed most as they floundered about and struggled vainly last, season. The kid's spirit la infectious. We've never seen a baseball player who appeared to get as much .sheer pleasure out of the gnme ns the grinning, yelling boy from Alabama does. It rubs off on his team- males, and (f Willie reports at Phoenix, every man on the Giants roster will start spending his World Series check. Eh* Squash Team TraveJs NEW HAVEN .Conn. (jPi—Yale's snuash team really has something to look forward lo. During next spring's vacation period—March 28 through April 7—the Ell .squaslimen Hill go to England to meet seven opponents. '"The tnvlUilion for the trip wn.s extended by Col. p. W. Lc Gras. chairman of the English Srpiasli Racquets Assocltition. and by F M. Strawson, chairman of London's Jester's Club. Yale lost only one of 14 matches last season, bowing to Army, 5-4. The learn is coached by John F. SkiUman former national pro squash champion. His son, John Jr.. won an International Schoolboy Scholarship to King's School, Worcester, England for one yenr and Action in Osceola Golden Gloves *"— : /_ • ^^ ^f<& Finals j,, the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tour-T lamcnl gets under way al Osceola tonight, with the first iffht at the iiifrh school gymnasium to start at eight o'clock roUowinri two evpninns nf ™- ,*IT~,* ,. . , ^ wt-i.ui-i\. „ — evenings of ac- ion-packed eliminations, the IB fi- lals bouts «et lor tonight promise o follow the the usual form of Golden Gloves battles for thrills and pills. Twenty bouU arc listed, but four oys in the open division are un- Pllosed. according to past performance, everal bouts should show some very lassy boxing us well as solid innicli- ig. In the open welterweight division, Donald (Smiley) Johns&n of Tru- laim returns to the Osceola tour- ament after winning in the novice ivision last, year at the Mid-south 3olden Gloves Tourney in Mcm- his. He Is opposed by Alfred Collie f Burdette, a well-known boxer to gilt fans in this area, who Is par- clpatlng In his third Gloves tour- Two other top fights will pit inics Bnglcy of Joiner against Jn- nn Davis Jolm.son of Burdette in le open featherweight division, Lou-ell Scott of Barton against aymond Vega of Wilson in tile no- ce welterweight class. Vrga reached the finals by wining a unanimous decision over arvcy Boivmim of Missooi Die only oy wiih a knockout in the tourna- ent. hi one of Saturday night's P bouts. Saturday Night's Results Only 15 of 30 sciU'dlilcd bouts ere held Saturday night because ' widespread influenza in the area. Here are the results: 66-70 pound class — Raymond .Stcinficlci (Burdcttc) dccWoned Jan Sirccler (Bassctt). ' 15-78 pound class—James Baker (Osceoh) decisioncd Sudie Cecil iWilson). 82-83 pound Class — Bob Porter (West Memphis). 86-83 pound class — Don Rowe (Wilson) decisioned James M-Pad- ridge (Wilson): DOIIJIV Pankev (Burdcltc) by default over Kimbel Teal (Wilson). 90-S3 pound class—Ray Mann Jr (Osceola) by decision over Dick Upton <Wcst Memphis); Don-Jenkins (Joiner) by default over Leonard Hood (Wilson). 94-97 pound class — Kuroil Hwd- tllcston ( and Willie Holmes (Wilson) double default. Flyweight—David Starling iJoin- :rt decisioncd Ray Darnell (Uyess); Don flcriuion (Wilson) over Ronnie Miller (Missco) by TKO. Bantamweight-Lloyd Moore (Osceola) decisioned O'Dell Williams Fcathcrn-clglil — Lloyd -StanficUl .(Osceola) decisioncd Mslvin Weaver (West Memphis); Royce Smith (Keiser) by default over Charlie Weathers (Wilson). Lightweight—O'Neal Phillips <Osceola) by TKO over Edward Jones (Osceola); bee Ray Owen (Etowah) decisioncd O'Neal Stanfill (Burdette); Jinunie Johnson over J. C. Peppers (Barton) by foul; O'Neal Phillips (OscccOa) by TKO over Lee Ray Owen lEtownh). Sht—Lowell Scott (Barton) decisioncd Carl Johnson (West \lcinphisi; Raymond Vcea IWilson) decisioncd Harvey liiwman Mtssco). ToniRht's liollls Fallowing are pairings for lo- night/s bmits in the order of their appearance on tlie program: Novice Featherweight, — Lloyd — •••••••Mum 111 1 if BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTL Monday, Jan 26 . 8:00 p.m. 6-MAN TAG MATCH Lee Fields, Polo Cordova & Don McGce vs. Floyd Byrd, Steve Zold & Eddie Malone Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 3 1-FAll MATCHES Steve Zold vs. Cordova F..Byrd vs. D. McGee Malone vs. Lee Fields AZALEAS Well-Budded Thc.»c .ire the flnrsl. \VclI shaped, field grown, itnnrf and hanly . , . suitable for Ibis rlinnle. wi; .ALSO IIAVK MOSS! Wliy not send a friend a nice hyacinth pot, Tbr-j arc Incxpcmisc, GREENHOUSE Dione Ml!) I). IV ( S A franklin 60I.TH BLOWS LEAD TO THK ' . ,.„__ ^<- , abundance when simon-pure wrapper, tangle ta Golden "cio'ves cohi- petitwn as these pictures, taken at Osceote', NBA tournament Saturday night, indicate. (Top) Le e Ray'Owen of Etowah (nearest the camera) appears to be on the way to the canvas with O'Neal Slanfill of Burdette above him, but Owen came back, to take a unanimous'deci- sion, in the bottom picture, bantamweights Lloyd Moore of'Osceola (left) anrt.O'dell Williams ofiDyfe, mix it up. Moore won by decision. . (Conner News Photos). " . * * *'• * Stanftcld, Oaceola vs. Royce Smith Keiser. Novice G6-70 pound class—Carlton Sampson, Burdette, vs. Raymond Stanfield. Burdette. Novice Plywcipht—David Starling. Jpiner, vs. Don Heriulon. Wilson. Novice 71-74 pound class — Raymond Hodge. Joiner, vs. J. P Bevil Burdette. ' ' Novice bantamweight — Lloyd Moore. Osceola, vs. Paul Reese, West Memphis. Novice 8S-89 pound da.*; — Don Rowe, Wilson, vs. Donnle Pankey Eurdette. Novice 75-78 pound class — James Baker. Osccola. Wilson. vs. Robert Garner, Open featherweight— James Bagley, Joiner, 2!i:rdettc. vs Julian Davis John. Novice 90-93 pound class — Ray Mann Jr.. Osceola, vs. Don Jenkins, Joiner. Novice lightweight— jimmy Johnson, West Memphis, vs. O'Neal Phillips. Osceola. Novice 91-37 pound cla-ss — Bob- by Hodge. Wilson, vs. Dormm, Dent. j Dyess. . ^ Novice 82-85 pound class"— Paul fli Houston, Burdette, vs. Bob Porter, Osceola. Open lightweight _ j. \v. Gore Burdette, unopposed. Novice welterweight -- Lowell Scott, -Barton, vs. Raymond Vega, f Wilson. | Open middleweight — John Kol- Si dus, Truman, unopposed. ! Novice light-heavyweight — Louis I O'Neal, Truman, vs. Paul Kilburn El Eto\Vah. j\ Open light - heavyweight — Don '" Smith. Truman, unopposed. Novice middleweight — Sonny Foster, Trumann, vs. Wilbur Coggins, Caraway. Open heavyweight — Tullos Mead, Truman, .unopposed. Open welterweight — Donald (Smiley) Johnson, Truman, vs. Alfred Collie, Burdette. ' Leo Reise, dcfcnseman on the New York Rangers, is also an accountant. The whiskey with in its flavor... slik for "double/I" T/if Straight Kentucky Bcittrbon now /-\ yean old 86 PROOF. ANCIENT AGE miHUING CO, f«ANWO*T, W.

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