The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 30, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks Are Going After 12th Win Here Tonight «/ Blytlievillc's Chickasaws, shooting for their 12th victory, make their final home appearance until next Friday tonight when they take on Greene County Tech at the Haley Field gymnasium. Both A and B contests sre m tap tonight with the B gnnw to get underway 1 at 7 o'clock. Once again, the Chicks' mastery of Arkansas (cams will be put to 'the test, Unrtefolert In Slate Undefeated In Arkansas play, tonight's clash will mark (lie fnst- breaklng Btylheville club's first meeting with Greene County, the big consolidated school near Paragould. , Apd a victory for Coach Jimmy Fisher's crew would definitely stamp the Chicks as the best In eastern Arkansas. They bare disposed of every cnst Arkansas power except Greene County and Joncsboro • and they don't play the latter. Among the top teams in the portion of the state which have gone down before the Chicks are Forrest City, Bay find LenchvIMe. May Get Jonesboro ' ^ Thus a win over Creese County would just about take care -of eastern Arkansas cage powers. Jonesboro lias been defeated by both Lenchvlllo and Oreene County. -Blytheville possibly will get a shot at Jonesboro In the district tournament (Feb. 27), which Inci- dentally will be played In the Greene County T^cli gymnasium, Although Bobby Hill threatens to break into the lineup. Fisher will probably go wl!h his usual five which has been good enough ex- cept on three occasions this year. That means Dob Chtlrtrcss and Johnny O'Brien at forwards. 0-0 Monlroe Holland at center, and Tommy Moslcy'and Donald-Gentry nt guards. Hogs Top Pittsburg; SWC Race Resumes FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas' Rax.orbncks are happy that they weren't scheduled to jump right hack into Southwest Conference basketball play following llit-ir layoff for midterm examinations. They were ra: ged at times last night as they ended 10 days o( kllenc.y; but managed .to beat Pittsburg. Kan., Stale Teachers, 79-G3. Arkansas will resume Us battle for the Southwect title against Texas Christian heio Monday night. The nazorlwct: i could thnnk their Mg height ndrnntagc for (liolr comfortable margin ovei (he Gorillas last night. Arkansas controlled the rebounds off both boards to make up for Its misses on lonrj shots. Porker Walter Kearns pumped in 17 points to lend (he Indlvldwl scorers. Dene Lambert gf Arkansas and Lynn Farrell of Piltsburg made 15 each. Frecnman Conch McGnha directed the Razorbacto while Head Conch Glen Rose was confined to his home by a severe cold. Bums Need Southpaw Pitcher ARCADIA, Cahf. (AP) — \ye could stand another pitcher, particularly n lefthamltr but It Clem Lnbinc and Rnlpli Branca can shake their sore arms, I think we can win another pennant in Brooklyn. The failure of Branca nnd Lnbine last season nkde pitching o n r bit gest problem. If they can pitch .the way I know they can, then that problem will be solved otifih to bent, especially It Willie iluys gels out of the service. The We've got a kid Irom Montreal named Jim Hushes. He's got real good stuff and can put the ball where he wants to. He's the ideal relief man. If Hughes shows up well, X plan to make Joe Black u starter. . Otherwise I will have to keep Black .In the bullpen for occasional starts. Gllllam Versatile We're going to have a stronger bench this year. Junior Gllllnm can _ Basketball College By The Assofl.ilci. Press St. Johns Bkn 62 Fbrrthnm S6 Columbia 10 Brown 45 South»Caro!ina 74 Furman 72 Tulane 68 Tennessee 63 Evansvllle 72 Southern Illinois 64 Emporia State 75 Omaha SI Culver-Stockton 45 Concordln St. Louis 39 . • Fort Hays Kas State 72 Southwestern Kaa 5B Arkansas 70 Pitlsburg Kns 63 Denver 66 Colorado A <fc M 59 Sherman Hopes For Full Year BOSTON (if) — Bill Sbarman, sharp-shooting forward for the Boston Celtics In the NBA, has hern in the league three seasons and hopes this one will be his first complete one. Sharman, the ex-Southern California star.'started his profc.wionfll career with the Washington Capitols but the team disbnnd'cd In mid- season. Last year, his first In Boston, he was going great until the playoffs. Then he came up with a case of chtckenpox. This time Bill Hopes he has shaken his Jinx. Sid Gordon of the Boston Braves made only one error in 142 games to lead the National League outfielders IrT fielding. Piny both' the outfield and infield. He burned up (ho International League and won [lie most valuable player award. Then there's outfielder Carmen Mnuro and Wnll Moiyn. All three are lefthnnded hitters nud will give our club a little better balance. Our first line strength is pretty well,Get. you know. I don't expect to make any position changes, except that OH Hodges might catch it again It the situation comes up. They say our Infield Is growing old, nil nt once. Maybe it is la'years, but not In performance. _ Others Ready Just In case, however,, we have Uon Haok,' a third baseman, and Don Zimmer, a shortstop, ready to fitep in if needed. That goes for Gilltnm, loo. They tell me he can play big league second base right now. ' " 1 think the Phillies will be the team to beat. They hnve u good pitching staff headed by Rnblu Roberts and Curt Simmons. The St. Louis Cardinals also have good, young pitching. The Giants will be Mantle Wants 25,000 BOSTON (at—Mickey Mantle, the cw York Yankees' talented out- elder, says he intends lo get $25,00 for (he 1953 season — a hefty aLse from the estimated $10.000 he oL last year. , In town for last night's annual inner of the Boston Baseball Writ's, the Commerce, Okla., elar usily signed autographs for fans lit said it'll lake a S25.000 offer t cl his signature on a contract. Ho ndded, however, that he'd "ra- hcr bo with the Yanks than' with ny other cluli.Jn bnselmlL" Mnnlle praised: Casey Stengel a 'the greatest; mnnnger In the game mil said he didn't think any othe lub "would hnvc given me the ircaks Stengel gave me with th Yanks." \ Osceola-Wilson Tilt Tonight , OSCEOLA.—It will be the second straight night of senior basketball 'on the Osceola home court tonight when the Wilson /Bulldogs come In for a girl ami boy senior game. With the flu still holding strongly to most of the stnrting six of the Seminolettcs they will probably meet the Wilson sextette with the same lineup which played Luxorn last night. Betty Spiers, Shirley Gone and Betty Wooten will be the shooting three while 'Dinne Butler, Martha Donaldson nnd Joan McOnrrlty will be out to hold the Wilson forward: lo a low-scoring night. Probable starters (or the Seminoles will be Jimmle Holobangh, Wade Rogers, B-ibby Llmisey, iiob- crt Rose and Hi:ss Burch. ' Game time: 7::tO. ... since 1894 TTh© Sign of Fine Th* next timo you buy bourbon think of chonging lor Ihe belief — k for Nailer's 99. . lants must have Sal MngUe and Jjmscn in good shape, too. FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 1953 Sports Roundup- — Reynolds Has Never Liked Baseball at All By GAVLE TAIBOT NEW YORK (AP) _ Allie Reynolds, the Yankees' great right-hander, was cooling-out after a little discussion of salary with his employers. And the convention turned to a number of oil wells in which the Chief has an active interest in his native Oklahoma, ' OSCEOI.A CAOKHS — Coach Bill ucall's Osccola High school cagers arc (first row, from the left) Phillips, Cone, Kuellj Duclos; (second row) Holo- baugh, Harlan, Rogers, Llndscy; (back row) Dunn, Strickllng and Faulkner. (Courier News Pholo) Martinez, Fiore Battle Tonight NEW YORK M')—Vlncc Martinez, one of the best young welterweight prospects and the latest darling of television fight fans, aims for his 13th straight victory tonight when he faces rugged Carmine Fiore of Brooklyn at .Madison Square Garden. The "Roqklc of the Ycnr" from Paterson. N. J., Is a t to 1 favorite to keep his victory streak nltve in the 0 p.m. (CST) ten rounder. The bout will IMJ telecast Coast to Coast by NBC anil broadcast by ABC. Tills is Vincc'SgOpentng bid of '53 for a first ten ranking and he should init nwny the aggressive Croofclynlte within eight rounds. The curly-haired. 23-year old comer can knock out an opponent with either hand and Fioro is the type of fighter who leaves enough openings. Marllnei Itecord 23-1 Fiore's main hope Is to land his loft hook, his best punch, on Mnr- tlnez' Jaw and see whnt happens.' 11)0 experts also would like lo test the handsome Jcrseyite's, reaction to a good chop on the chin. Martinet has a 23-1 record with 15 knockouts. Fiore, 23, has been stopped six times while compiling a 37-13-5 record. He has 15 knockouts to his credit. Two Judges and a referee do the voting In New York. Scoring la by the rounds system. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Fate Up to W% 1 II /Nf f* • | Baseball Officials day By JOE BEICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Saigh's baseball future towns in the hands of two oC the sport's top officials Commissioner Ford Frick and National 'League President Warren Giles. The owner of the St. Louis Card- rials, sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $15.000 for Income, tax evasion, confers today with Prick and Giles regarding (he snle of his Cardinal holdings. A few hours before the crucial conference, Saigh said: I don't want to sell but I will not do anything 'that will embarrass baseball." Even before Saigh arrived In New York, several undisclosed offers were made for his stock, which amounts to practically 100 per cent. Bill Walsingham Jr., vice president of the Cardinals, said: "I definitely would be interested In purchasing Ihe club it aiid when Mr. Saigh decided to dispose of his holdings." Walsinghnm Is a nephew of the late Sam Breadon, from whom Saigh nnd Ihe, late Bob Hannegan bought the Cards. Discusses Sentence Satgh, somewhat recovered from the jolt that may catapult blm out of baseball, calmly discussed his sentence. "It was as If I were standing on a street corner and was hit by truck." he began., "I don't mind saying that I am mortally sick over what has happened. But I repent as I have sairt all along— (here, never was any intent of fraud on my part. If the government-would select any competent attorneys to investigate my books. I defy them to find any fraud or any semblance of fraud there. Differences of opinion, .yes, but no fraud: No Special Treatment "I'd like to set one thing straight. The judge (Judge noy W. Harper) was ,enlircly Within his province In meting- out the sentence he did. There was little he could do. The case should have been disposed of before It got to him. "I did not want special treatment of any kind but the same to which every American citizen is entitled. That was not accord me because the case did not go through the routine of conferences. Luxora Hogs Cage Wins Take Four Contests from Osceola Clubs OSCEOLA — Luxora's Panthert hoRgert all honors In two basket- hall doubleheaders with Osceola teams here and at Luxora last night. At Luxora the Panther Junior teams swept a doubleheader from the junior Seminoles with the Junior boys taking a 42-28 decision and the junfor girls dropping the Sem- tnole sextet 28-18. The schools' senior teams clashed here In a pair of games at the same time and again Luxora took everything, Oscebla's flu-plagued senior girls were no mutch for Luxora's Fannie Lou Cockrell and Company and came opt on th« short end of i 56-27 score. • One Regular Only one Osceoin rsjular. forward Betty Spiers, saw action In the contest. The other five including the Semlnole's scoring ace, Katie Watson, watched the game from the bleachers. Cockrell. the main piston in Luxora's smooth-machine, kept the net* swishing as she poked 30 points through to lead the scoring. Ibby Watson led Osceola with IS. The boys' game was a replica of the girls with Luxora completely outclassing the Seminoles 62-27. The Panthers were never pressed with reserves playing the biggest part of the last half. Tonight the Scminole seniors are slate* to meet the Wilson. Bulldogs to cltmax a very busy week. Senior Girls Luxora Pos. OiceoU Cockrell 30 P Spiers 4 Walker 6 E Wooten 8 Lewis 16 ,:'P ; 'I. Watson 15 L. Clark 4 '<'• o-'iV ' '•• ''vButler M. Clark O Donaldson D. Clark G Hanks Substitutions: Luxora — Howell, Leigh and Dillard. Senior Roy* 1 "Look, Allie," a fellow said, "!( J you should suddenly make a mil- . lion dollars out or those wells would you tell the Yankees goodby or would you go right on pitching baseball? I mean, do you love the game so much that you couldn't give It up?" "Thai's not too hard to answer "" said the World Series hero. "The truth is that I never have liked baseball. It's just the best way I know of to make money. I always liked football a whole lot better. Maybe It was because of the body contact." • There / was a minute or. two of stunned silence while (he boys digested this bit of Information. "Maybe It's because I've been a pitcher that I missed football," he ventured. "I loved to tackle as much as I did to carry the ball and I didn't like to sit on the bench. In baseball I find myself sitting on the bench .three or four days at a time. Maybe I would re liked It better if I'd been an outfielder." Would he perhaps be pleased if Casey Stengel used him exclusively as a reliefer? That would at least keep him better occupied and stop some of his brooding over a lost -ootball career. Well, at this point It's necea-,« sary to get commercial," Reynolds* said with his gold-toothed smile. "What they pay a pitcher for Is the games he starts and wins. They'don't pay a reliefer so good. ' Otherwise I. don't have much choice. Neither offers me any more challenge than the other—starting relieving." Asked if he and th« Yanks-were very far apart on salary, Allie Insisted that he and the worlfl champions hadn't really gotten down to discussing the matter yet. He had, however, just come out of a protracted session with Roy Hartley, the Yankee assistant general manager in . charge of ialary arguments. • "I can't say how tar apart we are, because we haven't gotten that far along yet," Allle said. ., "I brought my contract in and I guess we'll'do a little talking about U. There's plenty of time as I'm go ing,to be around her« lor-another' week." Luxora Towles 5 n. Tate 4 Johnson S Barch 1 B. Tate 6 ros. F P O 0 O Rogers 4 Hale bau gh 5 Rose 8 Lindsey 4 Burch 4 Substitutions: Luxora — Tucker (14). Gentry (2), J. Barch (1), Hol- llnger, stovall and Thweatt (4) Osceola — Duclos, Dunn (4), DeSpain, Cone. Fights Lost Night By The Associated Previ LOS ANGELES — Billy Graham. 147.-New-York, outpointed Art Aragon, M4-X, Los Angeles. 10. San Jose, Calif.—Bobby why, Ut, Los Angeles, outpointed Lauro SalaJ, 132, Monterrey, Mexico, 10. - New York Sunnyside Gardens — Al Winn, 183 K, New York, outpoint- ed Herble Hayes, Iff?. Elnuvlord. N. Y. ». Does Your Car ave the Nervous Jitters? PHILLIPS TUNE-UP SPECIAL! Docs il cougli, spultcr and seem lo he in a hurry all over but can't seem to get going willi flic Pen and Power U uscil to hnve? Chances nrc, all it needs is a good Motor Tune-up . . . the low cost service that soothes cranky motors . . . and puts (he I'-U-R-R fit Performance. Frankly, il's (lie liiggest service bargain you'll find (o restore the lost efficiency that the past months have taken mil of your car- SEE US. BE SURE AND SAVE. 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