The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 29, 1953
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t AGE MX Chicks, Greene Tech Meet Here Tomorrow (ARK.)'COUEIM MEWS Blythevillc Out to Keep Slate Clean Seeking to keep .their perfect record in Arkansas, Blytheville's Chickasaws take to Haley Field gymnasium's court tomorrow night and meet a Northeast Arkansas toughie — Greene County Tech. Both varsity and B team games are scheduled. T h e first is to begin at 7 o'clock. And the new conch at the big . consolidated school Is a man who has lone had Blythevllio's number. Coach Bocom McKccl, former Leachville mentor, knocked the Chicks off when it hurt most while he was at the west Mississippi County school. Lineup Chance? Of. course. It. wasn't only the Chicki on which McKcel's Lions heaped abuse .' . . they just happened to catch Blythevillc early In tournaments. However, Coach Jimmy Fisher has come up with what he labeb as "probably my best team." What's more, he'll be playing on a home court and McKecl is new Cas of this year) In the Greene County Job. However, he's knocked off Jones- bora . . . one of three losses for the Hurricane. . Fisher's lineup will be subject to some changes tonight. Bobby Hill, the Junior guard and forward, Is making a strong bid to edge Into the lineup. In the Chicks 11-39. conquest of Leachvillc. Hill pushed 17 points through to tie Montroa Holland for high score honors. Without Hill, the Chicks will have Red Chilrtrcss find Johnsy O'Brien Rt forwards. Holland at center and Tommy Molsey and Donald Gentry at guards. * * * Fisher Lauds Chicks For Spirit and Hustle Jimmy Fisher, Blythei'llle High School basketball coach, yesterday rated the 1552-53 edition of Chlck- ssaivs as "probably my besl team," ' Speaking tit- the weekly meeting; of the Klwanis Club in Hotel Noble Coach Fisher praised his team for its^splrlt and hustle. There might have been better teams in this area, he said", but not In the matter of spirit and hustle. Coach Fisher and members of the 1D52-53 squad were guests of the club yesterday. The Blytheville High School mentor reviewed his 1952-53 schedule terming it Ihe "toughest schedule I have ever played." ' The Schedule "This schedule is composed o[ (ho hardest clubs I could net In Arkansas." he told the Kiwanlans, "And I didn't overlook, any of the big ones. I wrote letters to Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and most of the other big cities trying to schedule games." Fishe'r praised the Increase In fan interest In niytheville and said that he hrcd nothing but complimentary things about Blylhevllle's fans from visiting teams and coaches. Prior to his short talk Fisher Introduced each member of his squad. Fisher'Was Introduced by Fred Enndefur, chairman of the club's program committee. Other guests at yesterday's meeting were Ed Smith, a visiting Ki- wanlan from'Cape otrardcau, Mo., and Alfred Williams, Sale of Cards is High on NL List for Action at Meeting By ORLO ROBEISTSON NEW YORK (AP) — What had promised to he a quiet meeting of baseball officials this week-end m New York now figures to be a turbulent affair .with the possible sale of the St. Louis Cardinals high on the agenda of. the National League owners. , There Is nolhing In Ihe books'*" that say.Fred Salgh, convicted In St. Louis yesterday of federal tax evasion, must, sell the club. But the little Cardinals' president said alter being sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $15,000: "I will have to dispose of the Cardinals. There is no way I can etay In baseball." -'•'Baseball .officials-for .the most part, including Commissioner Ford Frick and League President Warren Giles, declined to comment on tha conviction. A source high In there are two possible steps that can be taken: • 1. The commissioner can Invoke the rule that gives him power lo bar anybody from baseball on tno grounds detriments! to baseball. 2. The National League executives can fee n clause In their constitution to keep n person from owning a club. Houston Again The same high baseball authority said a Houston, Tex,, group had made Inquiries about buying the Cardinals, The Texas group was understood to have asked whether it should try to negotiate a deal directly with Salgh or talk husiness with the National League. The source also said it would be practically Impossible to move the franchise In 1953, if Ihe club was cold to an oulside group. Salgh, In St. Louis, flatly stated he had made no plans as yet to dispose of hts stock. He also said there are no deals pending. But In Houslon, George W. Starke, multimillionaire oilman, said he might sllll be Interested "if it is a good business deal." "I was definitely interested In the purchase oMhe Cardinals prior to their sale by Brcadon to Bob Hannegan and Fred Salgh." Starke said. "I have had no reason to keep up with the financial side of the Cardinals since. N'or do I know what their present assets or liabilities are. "I would be interested in them, too, as a civic institution because I believe baseball Is of vital public interest." The sale of the club—Including its minor league holdings—probably would be a four million dollar deal. Ealgh and Hanncgan, former Postmaster general, bought the Cards In 1947 for S4.C60.800 without using a cent of their owrf money. In a statement last July 6, Salgli said their only cash outlay was $60,600 borrowed from a St. Louis bank. .While most of the available baseball officials were reserving comment, owner Phil Wrigley of the Chicago Cubs pointed out the late K. M. Landls "ran a lot of men out of baseball for a lot less." He also said he didn't see how Salgh could do anything else than get out of baseball as the result of the action. Hot Stove League— Cubs Are Pleased- Most Berths Set .NEW YORK (AP) — "The Chicago Cubs are stronger than at any time since I took ovt-r,"- said Wid Matthews, who as personnel director is responsible, for the club which will perform at Wriglcy Field next summer. ~ * "A year ago at this time," he pointed out, '.'we were in trouble Today wo^reipretty well set tn most positlons-arid'have ah outstanding group of yoirfigsters ready to step In Pete Runnels of the Washington Senators played in 152 games last season and did not steal a single base. • Benny Hays . •. bench slrcnglh .. . Patterson to Grow Up as Heavy weight . CHICAGO (AP) — At the rate he is putting pounds on his shoulders and thighs and experience under his helt Floyd Patterson figures he will he a heavyweight title contender in about two years. Patterson proved conclusively last night In Chicago Stadium ttmt he is one of the brighter young stars in the boxing business. The determined, 10-year-old Negro from Brooklyn smashed Chicago's Chester MIoszala for a (HIM round technical knock-out in their scheduled six rounder. It was Patterson's fifth fight as a pro and his fifth knockout. He turned professional after winning the Olympic Middleweight Championship last year at Helsinki. Noble Wins The bout .was viewed on television Four Tilts For Luxora, Osceola OSCEOLA — The Osceoln Senior basketball teams resume play after a nine-day layoff due to a mixture of Golden Gloves and flu. The scheduled game last Friday night between Luxora and Osccola senior Icams was cancelled because of the Golden Gloves tournament and the Osceola-Kelser game was postponed until 3 later riatc. Tonight the flu-ridden Scmlnol- cttes play host to the Luxora sex- tette In the Osceola gym and the probable starting lineup will be Betty Spiers. Shirley Cone and Betty Woolen In the forward stats with Dianne Butler, Martha Donaldson and Joan McQarrlty holding down the guard posts. The first-string guard corps will probably not see any action tonight since Carolyn Lowe, Pnlsy Peeper and Jean Driver Kendrlck are down with the flu and Katie Watson. Osccola's high scorinc ace. will probably miss this game because of the flu'bus. In the boys lineup Coach Bill Beall will probably start Wade Rogers. Bobby Lindsay, Robert nose. HIlcs Burch and Jtmmle Holchaugh unless Ihe bus takes Its toll between now and game time. Starting time for the Osceola- Luxora doublchcadcr Is'7:30. The junior girls basketball team of Osccola will be trying for their third straight tonight when they tangle with the Luxora Junior sex- tette and the boys from Osccola will be trying to gel back tn the win column after dropping their last affair with' Burdettc. Anna Beth Morrow, Betty Clare Bowles. Fonda Welrten. Jennie Gillentine. Mclba Jones and Connie Kissel! will be Osceola's probable starters and Jimmle Ltndsoy. Larry Hulscy.' Bcrnle Weiss, Coy Peeper and Tom Pat Hartley will start for the Junior boys. Three Rings Trios Again MIAMI The veteran Three should the vcicrenr show .signs ot faltering. We are pleased with our pitching. Our first-line four naturally will be Bob Rush, Warren Hackerl Johnny Kllppsteln and Paul Mlnuer. The second line will consist of Turk Lown', Bob Kelly, Bob Schultz and Joe Htitlcn. Dutch Leonard nnd Sheldon Jones will take care of the relief." Matthews believes the Cubs' catching Is finally set. The acquisition of veterans Ciyde McCulIough and Al Evans nnd the return of rookie Carl Sawatskt from the sen-- Ice, together with first stringer Toby Atwcll and Johnny Pramcsa gives Chicago quantity as well as quality. Shortstop Open' "We're going to look over Gene Baker, n Negro shortstop who we have had at Los Angeles for two years," said Matthews, "It will be the first lime the Cubs have ever invited a Negro to f-prins training. Baker may be a year away but our shortstop spot is wide open. Three fellows will tight It out—Eddie Mik- el5, Roy Smalley and Baker." Two outfield Jobs are set. according to Matthews. Hank Saner Is certain to start in left field and Frankie Baiimhollz definitely will be in right. _ Rings missed by a length last lime but will have another chance this winter at Hlaleah of tying Exterminator's record of four victories in the same stake race Three Rings won Hlaleah's Hoyal Palm in 1949 19SO and 1951. m 1052 he second lo Greek Ship. finished Frosty Talks At Denver DENVER or) — Forrest (Frosty) England, head football coach at Arkansas State College, is due here today for consultations on the University of Denver's coaching vacancy. ' England left his Joncsboro. Ark, home last night for Memphis to take a plane for his trip here. Meanwhile. Bob Blackman, head coach at Pasadena, Calif., Junior College, left last night lo return to California after a 2-day tour of Denver University. The name of Dudley Dcgroot. New Mexico University coach, entered the search for a mentor to replace Johnny Baker. A long distance feeler was made to Denver from Albuquerque yesterday In Degroot's behalf. Read Courier News Classified Ads. nationally, as was another six rounder in which Billy Noble, 186, Grand Island, Neb., displayed a crashing left in defeating Larry Watson, 181, Omaha. Televising two preliminaries rather than the main event was an experiment b'y Ihe International Box- Ing Club. The IBC said It was to Introduce new talent to the public. The 10-round main event, not televised, ended with sharp, little Orlando Zulueta, Cuba lightweight champion, scoring a fifth round technical knockout over Chicago's Luther Rawllngs. THUMDAY, JAM. «, Middleweight Muddle: How to Find a Champ Thomson to Try for Steal By JACK HAND , NE ^' 7°? K ^f- ~ E ° h b >' Thomson, one of tht fastest men in baseball, will try more stolen bases tins season with the blessing of Manager Leo Durocher tor years Thomson's speed has blinded th e N a H o n a I League. They talked of a le-t.iuo^i 1 ! ' *"», *«*«>*• »«™>™' ™* Billing to pit Bobby against anybody in league, fetill is- Rut he never stole bases. . In SCO ^nmes with the New York iants, Thomson has stolen n total of only 26 bases. Last year he pilfered only five. Even In '51 when hfs playoff homer won the "miracle" pennant, he stole only five. In 1050 the total was three. Doesn't Get fixfra step "He just doesn'C seem to get Hint extra step. ", snid Durocher at the Giants office after Thomson signed his contract for a reported $35,01)0. "Sometimes he's there with plenty to spare. Other times he's thrown out when a man like Al Dark would have made it." Thomson sat quietly listening while Ihe manager made apologies for Ills failure to steal bases. "If you want to hear my reaction." he said. "I might as well get in on the discussion, loo. I just don't run enough. You only learn to steal bases by practice. "I always thought I could be in the same class with Pee Wen Reese and Jackie Robinson in stcallnfr bases, But I don't run Lively Lady Went to Fame COLUMBUS. O. Wl-Lively Lady won the honors as the 2-year-old trotter of 1952 by n»w!dc margin. The harness writers voted 58 tor Lively Lady as against 13 for runner-up Newport Star. Others who received votes were Elby Hanover .(-I), D'Artagnan (3), Kimberly Kid, Earl's Song and Victory Mon (2 each). Receiving one vote were Old Blue Hen, Famous Hanover, Singing Sword and Fiesta Hanover. Lively is owned by Walnut Hall Stud ot Donerall, Ky., but Is being raced on lease by her breeders. Bob and Hank Critchltcld of Woostcr. O. The daughter of Nibble Hanover was trained and driven by Del Miller. She won S10.193, lops for her age and gait. The Lady won 15 times in SI starts. Girl Swimmer is Ace PORTLAND, Ore. {/FJ—Delia Sehorn of the Columbia Athletic Club In Portland Is helping rewrite the swimming record book. She has 13 breast stroke marks before the National AAU convention for recognition as American records. One of her outslanding feats was the setting of six records In one race, the 500 meters, over n short course. mough." Leo Listens Durocher seemed inlerested. "Maybe I'd better lake a hint," he said, "and cut him loose more often. One reason we don't ha,ve him sieal so much Is this: When he's on first he's sure to score on a long single to the outfield. He's almost as well off on first." Don Zimmer, tabbed the eventual successor to Pee Wee Reese, also signed a Brooklyn conlract yesterday. The young shortstop batted Fights Last Night By The Assnclalcd Press CHICAGO '—. Orlando Zuiueta, 135',4, Havana, slopped Luther Han-lings, 140!J, Chicago, 5. Floyd Patterson. 183'.i. Brooklyn, stopped Chester Micszala, 160, Chicago. 5. Billy Noble, 136, Grand Island, Neb., outpofnted Lurry Watson, 181, Omaha, 6. .310 for Mobile in 1952. Three of the Dodgers' rookie pitching hopefuls. Ken Lehman, nay Moore and Ed Roebuck also came to terms. Other major leaguers who signed contracts yesterday included pitchers Dick Liltlefield and Vern Taylor of the St. Louis Browns. The Browns now have signed 23 of 37 players on their 1053 roster. College Basketball By The Associated Press Siena 72. Georgetown (DC) 57. Seton Hall 82, Albright 52. Villanova 89, N. C. State 81. Army 35. St. Michaels (Vt.) 53. -Houston 71. St. Louis 70. Oklahoma A & M 13, Wichita 50 Mtss State 81. Howard (Aid ) 55 Duke 87, McCrary 76. '. Wyoming 56, Colorado state 46. In the opinion of Nat Fleischer,, world, the entire scheme is so un-' the editor of UIng magazine and workable as actually to "belittle" It > 'Mr. Boxing" to much of Ihe fistic'boxing "* ' -' : Scoring Increase Shown by Survey NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball scoring has increased almost ten points a game according to a survey of ?,- 3GG major college games played this season". But the new free throw rules don't appear to be the reason. Tub-J humping Owner PROVIDENCE, R. I. W>)—George Patrick Duffy who has been the publicity director for the Providence Auditorium and the Reds Hockey club of the American Hockey League is now a sports owner, too. Duffy recently purchased the francnise -of the Paw- lucket Slaters in the American Basketball League. He vows that the Slaters will not suffer from lack of publicity from here on. Read Courier News Classified Ad« (f'or/rf'j speed skating record far 10,000 mclers-16:S7.4 mmiilej/ KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY imu my . HIIIDUT mmmmnt CMUIM K* turn mm. am . m nu m mi twm.umw. mnm 11 games, an average of 81.6 per -ame. By GAYLE T.M.BOT NEW YORK (AP) —The chances arc good that there will not be another undisputed work! middleweight champion for years. It might even be that Sugar Ray Robinson who retired recently to become a song and dance man, will go down in t h e record books as tha last of the 160-pound kings. : You think this unlikely? Then you haven't studied with any care Ihe Joint hare-brained plan of the National Boxing Association and the New York state Alhlelio Commission to find a successor to the Sugar Boy. It required-a lot of Joint thought, or what passes for same In bowing circles, to come up with a scheme so completely unrealistic, unsound and, shall we say, plumb silly. All the boys have done as their first major contribution toward chaos Is to name 11 of our middleweights—good, had and Indifferent—as "contenders" for the vacated title.-and then Invite them to begin fighting one anolher. At least half the group—that's 5!' 2 of them—cannot by any stretch of ? Imagination qualify as real top- f lighters. No effort has been made to malch them. No distinction has been made between Bobo Olson, who Is by-any reasoning this country's leading nspirnnl for the crown, as millions of televiewers will attest, and the No. 1! entry on Ihe list, who probably Is laid up with bursitis. — No recognition Is given the fact that Handy Turpin of England, who defeated Robinson once and came very near doing It the second time, has a more valid claim to recognition than any of this country's fighters. The new Joint board, In fact, went out of Its way to proclaim that it wouldn't look'with great favor upon a meeting be'- tween Turpin and Olson, H you think that's all. listen. Originally the super-board named only 10 contenders, but at its most recent meeting one of Its members pointed out that there was a homeless waif of a pugilist named Bobby Dykes who had just outgrown the welterweight ranks and needed help. So they tossed Bobby's name Into the hopper too, and a few nights later a welterweight named Gil Turner gave him ;an awful going-over. Whether that mishap affected Dykes', status as a middleweight tiger we haven't heard. Mid-season statistics released today by the NCAA Service Bureau show that games this year have iverarced 136.1 points as compared with 125.6 points during the 10511052 campaign. The'number of personal fouls, however, have jumped only one foul "per game, from 45.9 to 43.9. The increase of 0.5 points K game by both teams. If maintained for the rest, of the season, will be Ihe jreatest ever recorded In one year. Since 1936, the last year that every- ane used the enter jump, scores have doubled. Both teams to- ;elher averaged «8.B that year. Since then scores have risen every year, usually about five points at a irne, with Ihe biggest jump coming from 92.6 in 1946 to 101.7 In 1947. Improved Shooting Cause This year's rise has been uniform In all sections'of the country and can't be atlributed to Improved shooting. Last year's over-all field goal shooting percentage was 34 per cent and (his year'n Is 34.4 per cent, insignificantly higher. Foul shooting has been only a little more accurate, however, despite the fact the boys now get a second free-throw if they miss the first one. The percentage Is 63.2 now against 62.4 last year. Similar Rise in Defense In defense there has been a corresponding rise. Oklahoma A. & M., as usual, leads with a 51.9 points-allowed average, but that would have meant tenth place a year ago at this time. This, week, for the first time In the history of the sport, there was- no college team, major or minor, that held its opponents to less than 50 points a game. - Oklahoma CJty University ranked Ihird in team defense with »- tolal ot 167. points for 14 games or an average of 54.8 per game. The Oklahoma City squad has won 11 and lost three. . . George Washington University tops the list In team offense with 1073 pginte, or an average of 39.4 points for 12 games. Kansas Stale College In the Big Seven, stands ninth offensively-wtth 898 points foi When Your Aim is Bad... And You Feel Like Doing This — ^1 Take it Easy! Cool Off! and Enjoy a 6.B.I 6.B. MEANS *> GOOD BEER! Griesedieck Bros. Grl«t*dr*ck Bra*. 8r*w «' l-,«r» 4 M- Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. v Highway 61 South Phorw 8442

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