The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 27, 1953
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Chicks and Leachville Clash Here Tonight v-^ i . •• . . . • , ' '90 . • . ;-_ Their victory .string interrupted at nine, Blythevillb's Chickasaws w i 11 "attemp to ".Opening (he double bill, which is expected to .pack the house, will be a clash between 'Coach Harold Stockton's - Junior High Papooses 'and.the Leachville, Juniors at "?:!-* The Paps took a one-point decision from Leachville last week at the .west Mississippi County school's .gymnasium. . Coach Jimmy Fisher's Chicks hold a 46-35 decision over the• Lions.-having besten them in the semifinals of Jonesboro's Northeast Arkansas Invitational ''Tournament right after the first of the year. ' Both Beat Humlioldt Since that time, both teams have pcsjecJ wins over Humboldt, Term., ard-Leachvilte squeezed out a one- point triumph over Jonesboro in ; th« Jonesborb' gymnasium. . That loss is one'of three suffered bv .Jonesboro in '13 games Stockton's lineup is expected to findaJones, Akers. Abbott. Isaacs andiHodge.i. , T u | Fi=hcr probablj will start O'Bnen, Childless. Holland, Gentry and el- ttKT'Mosley'or Hill. Kill has been lmproun» rapidly • and saw a lot of action in the Chicks' conquest of Humboldt Sal-* urday night Welch Too Rough Fpr Byrd Things- got so rough that one wrestler had to leave .the ring.last night at American Legion's -weekly wrestling show. ' : •• . Floyd Byrd was first the victim of a', flying tackle, and kangaroo kicks delivered by Edward Welch wh^subbed for Don McGce. Tjiis.,was In. a' one-fall preliminary,which -Welch, youngest of the 1 wrestling brothers,'won In one minute.,',' _•- • ;-..•: Byrd's Up .was cut in the process In the fag match. Byrd got worked over by Welch, Lee Fields 'and Polo Cordova and had his- other lip gashed.and several teeth loosened. He was helped Irom the ring and didn't return. '..... _' Welch and partners then'went to work-and took the second fall of tht J?.S. match from Eddie Malone i snd newcomer Steve Zold in 21 mln- 'tfbtes. ' . ' . f Irp other preliminaries, Mafone beat;Fie!ds .in nine minutes and Zold:was.disqualified after 14 minutes with Cordova. Bobby 'Hill may move up Luxora Launches Busy Week ' LUXORA-Dell's juniors dropped • two gamewo host Luxora here last night. .' • , The girls won their ninth,of the season with a 32-21 victory while the boys-'came off with a 32-25 victo- • TV. - . ; O..Hollinger led Luxora's girls *-ilh 14 and Looney paced the win- ning.boys with 17. • ^ ^ This marked (he first night of the. heaviest one-week basketball schedule of the year for Luxora. Tonight, -the senior teams play Wilson'and Thursday, both junior and senior teams play Osceola, the Juniors at home and the seniors at Osceola. Friday n | g ht, the seniors play a March of Dimes benefit game at Mi^cp.. • Nardico Chosen Tighter of Month' By JACK HAND • • " • R-i V N '?)V'° RK (APr - D?nny Nardic °. *•>«» busy .Tampa, \> la./ light heavyweight who knocked out. Jake La Jlotta is rated 'Fighter of the Month" for January in the copyright monthly rating of Nat Fleischer, editor of Ring JIagaTme. Eddie Chavez, Sssn Jose, Calif./* who upset champion Jimmy Carter in a non-title fight; Welter Champion Kid Gavllan, who whipped Vic Garden, and Gil Turner, an easy winner over Bobby Dykes' all drew attention by their work during January. > Turner's win over Dykes moved him Into first place. among Gavl- lan's contenders and Chavez moved from t loih to fourth place In the lightweight rankings. The Ring ratings list Randy Turp(n of England, the ex-champ as the No. 1- in the middleweight scramble for Ray Robinson's vacated titie. Bob Olson of Honolulu drew the No. 2 spot, followed in order by Charles Hiimez of France, Rocky Castellan! of Luzerne, Pa.'' and Ernie Durando of Bay'onne! N. J. No. 2 meels v No. 7 at Boston Feb. 7 when Olson tights Norman Hayes and No. 4 clashes with No. 10 when Castellani takes-on Pierre Langlolsof France, Feb. 6 at Madison Square Garden. Despite Harry Matthews' announcement that he is to be considered a heavyweight, Ring rates him No. 3 In the light heavy contenders • behind Joey Maxim, the former champ, and Philadelphia's Harold .Johnson. - . Bobby Dykes, formerly No.3 In the welters, was ranked No. 8 In the middleweight^ because he no longer can limit. make the Missco Cards Polio Benefit Game with Luxora Another March of Dimes benefit has been scheduled by Mississippi County basketball teams. Missco Coach a. D. Hackworth announced this morning that proceeds from the Missco-Luxora game on Friday night 'will go to 'the March of Dimes. - : :The game, he said is regularly scheduled affair and it was agreed this week to turn over net profits to the polio drive. , • Both boys and girls games will be played in the Missco gymnasium Friday, night. Burdette, Osceola Juniors Divide BURDETTK-Burdelte an d Osce- pta Junior teams split a basketball twin bill here last night with the Osceola girls and, the Burdette boys emerging victors. , In the first game the Osceola girls staved off a last half rally CHM1PION ACTION IN GLOVES .TGvZtit^^^^^f above shows two top bojs In the pcewee division battle (or the 90-93 pound title. Decision went to Ray Mann, Jr., (left) of Osceola over Don Jenkins of Joiner. Center picture shows Sonny Foster of Trumann gomg down for the count as novice middleweight champ Wilbur Coggms of Caraway stands over him. after landing knockout blow Representing Northeast Arkansas ,t the Mid-South Tournament in Memphis uill be the winners shown at right: (f.ont row, left to right) Lloyd Stanfill, David Siartllng, j ul » n Dav ,s Johnson, O'Neal PhHHrl Don SmHh e: \Vii CCOnrt r ° W) Raym ° ncl Vega ' John Ko!rtus . Lo"l* O'Neal!' Not IrT'picUrre i" C °® glns ' Tullos Mcod and Donald (Smiley) Johnson. Sew. Photos) ' S "° VCe antamwe '8ht champ Paul Reese. (Courl« StandingRoomCrowd Sees Gloves Windup Jury Dismissed In Spivey Trial • scandal of two years ago. The jury of eight men and four* women, alter deliberating moie than tO',4 hours, reported Itself deadlocked and then was dismissed by General Sessions Court Saul S. Strelt, . The trial be] Jan. 14. While defense attorneys an- npuncpd immediately, they would ask for dismissal of the' indictment, there was no indication what Dist Ally. Frank S. Hogan had in mind concerning a possible new (rial. Spivey. seven-foot center who was the top scoring ace of the .crack University of Kentucky team in 1950-51, - issued .a statement through his attorneys saying he was "disappointed".that the jury did not return a verdict, but Was "satisfied" thai a majority of the jurors were, for acquittal. Others Pleaded Guilty It was learned that the panel had 9 to 3 for acquittal. Of the 32 players at eight schools Involved in the college basketball scandal, Spivey was the only one to stand trial. The others either pleaded guilty or turned' state's evidence, but Spivey steadfastly denied ever discussing a "fix" before a game or taking a bribed He stood on this denial when he New York County -- !...., to protect a 21-14 victory. But In the feature game Burdette's boys evened the score'with a 33-25 win - .. over the visitors. • ' 147-pound Thursday night Burdette's Juniors go to Lepanto tor a pair of games. went before (Manhattan) grand jury about a year ago. The result was an Indictment charging he lied on-both counts, that he had discussed a 'fix" with gambler Jack West and that he had accepted a bribe. West Is one a 1 the 25 fixers named In the scandal. He and several others now are in prison. The 23-year-old Spivey repeated at his-trial,"testifying in his own defense, that he had no part In the basketball scandal. Teammates Testify Key witnesses against him were .wo former teammates, Waller Hirsch and Jim Line. Bolh Hlrsch and Line testified that Spivey agreed with them to rig the score of a Kentucky game during the 1950 Sugar Bowl activities in New Orleans, and they added ihat Spivey received $1,000 for his part n the alleged deal with West. The players allegedly did not agree lo lose the game but to keep Kentucky's winning margin within he limits—the so-called "point spread" set by bookies in quoting odds before a game"— necessary for West to win his bets. Line and Hlrsch both admilled, under cross-examination, that their trial testimony varied on some points wilh their' grand Jury statements. Hfrsch conceded that he told the grand jury-he did not believe Spivey ever got money for a _ Eddie LeBaron sa ° n Honored for His Courage PHILADELPHIA W,-Little more than a year ago Eddie LcBiron thought he'd give uo football and make a career out of the u. S Marines. Today, the 23-year-old ox-lieutenant owns a trophy calling him the most courageous" athlete of 1952 The 105-pound ouarlertock ' for he WiisMiKtton Redskins of the Na- ional Football League picked up (he coveted award,last night "at the 49th annual dinser of the Philadelphia sports Writers' Association. The gathering nlso Honored Bobby Shantz. pint-sized pitcher for ten Philadelphia Athletics, as the Outstanding Athlete of .(he Year and Donn Moomaw of UCLA as the Lineman of the Year. LeBiiron's decision to make his living- In a Marine's uniform rather than a football Jersey came after he _ suffered leg and shoulder In- 'the loth, moving Oklahoma A As M ciown a peg Western Kentucky which last night walloped Tampa, 117-58, took over the ninth position and De Paul,.a 58-47 victor over Oklahoma A&M last week, became No. 10. ~— »t.£ HUM anuuiucr juries near Yarmg, Korea in summer of 851. . • 'I figured the wounds ' were enough to louse up a football career. • said Le Baron, who rose to national fame playing for College of the Pacific. "But then, after a while I figured Id never know If my football days were really over unless I tried lo play—the hard way. So I tried." After his discharge. Eddie came back to the Redskins who had signed him before he went to Korea. In a single season LeBaron became one of the top five passers In the NFL. Armorel Boys, Keiser Girls Win KEISER-Keiser 'and Armorel junior teams split a pair of games here last night with the Keiser girls winning 28-23 while the Armorel boys came up with a 36-28 victory. Hughes led the Armorel girls while Patterson got 21 for Armorel's boys, Friday. Armorel's senior teams go to Manila. • The juniors don't play again until' Monday when Mtssco comes to Armorel. Girl President Has Record DETROIT m - Miss Marguerite Norrls, the new 25-year old president of the Detroit Red Wings In U '° - t woman president of a H o a National Hockey League club, and she Is the youngest president of a team in the circuit. brought; to a close the eighth annual Northeast'' - standing rooin crowd at Osce6la High School l^nnTf™™ b ,°n- h ° pen "" d "°vlcejohnson West Memphis. ry in ment. divisions from 105 pounds up will participate In the Mid-South Tom- nament at Memphis Feb. 3, 4 and 6. Thirteen boys .Including four unopposed, qualified last night'for en- Memphis' regional tourna- L'ast night's action was highlighted by the second knockout of the tourney, 'when Wilbur Cogglns of Caraway, fighting" fn the novice middleweight class, .needed only 56 seconds of the first 'round to KO Sonny Foster of Truniami. Packing a right hand loaded with dynamite, Coggins got -the knockout with- a clean blow to the jaw. A solid right earlier In the fight had sent Foster lo the canvas for a five-count. In the only t« o open fights of the tournament, the boy that punches with a smile on his face, DonaUl Johnson from Trumann. and his brother, Julian Davis Johnson, who fights out of Burdelte, outclassed their opponents , with ehaip boxing and" strong puncning. Julian -Johnson a 'featherweight, defeated James Bagley ol Joiner, and won'the tournament troph,y for tile best open division bnxer. .-•Smt- ley," winner of the good sportsmanship trophy at last year's Mid-South Tourney took a unanimous decision over Alfred Collie of Burdetle. Technical knockouts were scored by Paul of West Memphis over Lloyd Moore of Osccola in the Novice bantamweight division after 1:50 of.the first round, and by Louts O'Neal of Truman over Paul'Kil- burn of Etowah In the novice liglit- hcavyweight division after 39 seconds of the first round. Four open division, fighters unopposed in the : tournament,' will represent this "area. In the Mid-. South'.. Tourney. They .are lightweight, j. w. Gore .of "-Burdette; middleweight, John Koldus of Tinman; light-heavyweight. Don Smith of Trumann; and heavyweight, Tullos Mead of Trumann, winner In last year's Mid-South Tourney. - David'starling of Joiner, winning hard-fought battle over Don Herndon of Wilson for Ihe novice flyweight crown, was awarded a trophy for the best boxer in the novice division. ' trophy for the team or town having the most victories in the lournament went-to Charley Sims, coach of the Burdelte team. Six fights In the peewee division last night gave fight fans 'a good preview of what may be expected in gloves competition In this area during the next few years. Results of the tournament finals were: Novice featherweight class—Lloyd Stanfill. Osccola, winner by default over Royce Smith, Keiser. 66-70 pounds — Raymond Stan- Held, Burdette, declsloned Carlton Sampson, Burdette. Novice flyweight—David Starling, Joiner, declsloned Don Herndon Wilson. 71-14 pounds—Raymond Hodge, Joiner, by decision over J. F. Bevll, Burdctte. Novice bantamweight — Paul ^cesc. West Memphis, over Lloyd Moore^ Qsceola, by TKO. 86-89 pounds—Don Rowe. Wilson, declsloned Donnte Pankey, Burdette. 15-78 pounds — Robert Garner, Wilson .declsloned James Baker, Osceola. Open featherweight — Julian Davis Johnson. Burdelte, by decision over James Bagley, Joiner. 80-93 pounds—Ray Mann, Jr., Osccola, declsloned Don Jenkins, joiner. Novice -lightweight—O'Keal' Phillips. Osccola, declsloned Jimmy . 84-97 pounds—Dorman Dent, Dyess ,by decision over Bobby Hodee Wilson. ' 82-85 pounds—Paul-Houston, Bur- delte, declsloned Bob Porter, Osccola, Open'Lightweight — J. w/Gore, Burdette, unopposed. Novice welterweight— Raymond Vega, Wilson, declsloned Lowell Scott, Barton. Open middleweight—John Kotdus, Trumann, unopposed. Novice light-heavyweight — Louts O'Neal, Tuimaiin, TKO over Paul Kllburn, Etownh. Open light-heavyweight — Don S.mith, Trimiann, unopposed.— Novice middleweight — Wilbur Cogglns, Caraway, knockout over Sonny Foster, Trumann. Open heavywelght^-Tullos Mead, Trumann, unopposed. Open welterweights-Donald (Smiley) Johnson, Trumann, declsloned Alfred Collie, Burdetle. Hot Stove League— ' "• , Rookie May Shift Dark to Second By.JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) - So enamored ia ht with rookie Daryle Spencer that Manager Leo'Durocher of the New \oik Giants plans to convert shortstop Alvin Dark into a second baseman to make room for the 23-year-old strong boy lar Job. Nursed slow y and care nn ,1 """ tWfercn "y f ™"> *ec- 1^ "'™? " ZlVp'cr e C c"he: «" sZrtt ±T ,f ±,.^ _ „ _.. „ nn, "1'1'Vi UI-I1U ons of the Giant farm system over Ihe past three years, Spencer last season gave every Indication he was ready for the' big jump. ' He batted .294 for the Millers and accumulated the Idcntlcahavernge In n week's play at the Polo Grounds. But above and beyond the averages, Spencer Impressed Du.-ocher with his power, his finesse at shortstop and his powerful right arm He has hit over 20 homers in each of his three years, reaching 27 at Minneapolis last year. ' .. Power '. Purocher says of Spencer: "He has lots of raw power. He can pull the ball off any pitcher you ve ever-seen and blast It out of the park. Don't forget, when he came up 1 , last September, all he hnd to face were Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons. .Warren Spahn, Warren Hacker and Rtiss Mycr. They didn't embarrass him." Duroclrer said he thought Dark would be able to handle second base with little trouble. "The only IOTILID IN tOND VELlOWSIONt, INC., tOUISVIllE, shorter and It requires cither a snap throw or a side-arm toss. From short, you rear back and heave. Pless Hit .364 Durocher had high 'prals for --t,.. H*«>aD IW1 nance Pless,-another rookie, who Leo thought might win the third base Job. PIcss, a 27-year-old Nashville graduate, led the Southern Association with a .364 batting average. PIcss will vie with Hank Thompson for ^ the Job. Should Willie Mays be released from service before the start of the campaign, Bobby Thomson Will be moved.from centcrfield to the hot corner post. Gordon Aids Tigers DETROIT (/r>—Joe Gordon, former star second sacker for the Yankees and Indians, will now aid the Tigers as a scout. Last season Gordon was the manager of Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League. He is going to spring training with the Bengals to Instruct rookies. '*Ht *OU tUltY covtvrnv Where There's Smoke If YOUR place went up tn smoke,* would your insurance cover today's costs? Prices can't return lo preirar levels and your Insurance should be up lo date. For a free Insurance Survey call us today. r RAYMOND ZACHRY .MUTUAL INSURANCE AOENCV 111 North First St. - Phon« 8815 Bljthevllle, Arkansas Today; the McCaul Way! ' . .-.••••.',.. ^ - • . - , jf . . 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