The Daily Chronicle from Centralia, Washington on November 27, 1954 · Page 5
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Bullets Fold tor Season NEW YORK tfl-The National Basketball Assn., a sprawling, 17 team circuit five years ago, was down to eight clubs today with (,jthe financially flimsy Baltimore , .Bullets sitting out the rest of the )J954-55 season. A NBA governors consented to the , Bullets' request to suspend opera- ..jlons In a special meeting yester- ",day, but gave the Baltimore ^outfit an option to return to the .league next season if it proves it- ; -«elf economically sound at that time. The decision to grant the request J of Prank Knox, executive vice* President of the Baltimore club, J 'is effective immediately, although s lhe NBA won't officially sanction '·ihe action until a thorough study ' -~pf all legal aspects is completed ·''this weekend. "~ Under the agreement the Bul' jets' p l a y e r s were distributed around the league following 'regular draft pattern. * The choices included: Rochester, ^on Henricksen; New York, Paul Hoffman and Herman Hedderick; ·^Boston, Bob Houbregs and Ed fiililler (Miller is on the suspended ^ist); Syracuse, Connie Simmons; '^Fort Wayne, Al Roges; Minneapolis, Bob Leonard; Philadelphia, ''"Ken Murray; Milwaukee, Frank 'TSelvy. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRIDAV'S FIGHTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (Madison Square Garden) -- Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 126, Hartford, Conn., out- pointed Percy Bassett, 126, Philadelphia, 12. TOKYO -- Pasoual Perez, 107% Argentina, outpointed Yoshio Shi- al, lll'/z, Japan, 15. (for world's lyweight title) PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Jimmy Mar- Inez, 154. Glendale, Ariz., out- lolnted Pedro Gonzales, 160, Ran- in, Pa., 10. PHILADELPHIA -- J o h n n y Cook, 153/ 2 , Philadelphia, arid SPORTS IN BRIEF "''By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS " BOXING *'] TOKYO -- Pascual Perez, 107%, v of Argentina wrested the world "flyweight Championship from Ja- '·pan's Yoshio Shirai, 111%. BASKETBALL ·_ NEW YORK -- The Baltimore ^Bullets suspended operations for ^jthe 1954-55 season because of fi- vjiancial difficulties. In the distri- ; bution of the Bullet roster among .the other teams, star rookie Frank . Selvy went to the Milwaukee Hawks. FOOTBALL . WASHINGTON ,-- Red Sanders, coach of UCLA, was chosen coach of the year by the . Touchdown 1 'Club of Washington. FOOTBALL SCORES ,rchie Monroe, ihia, drew, 8. 148'/ 2 , Philadel- »" ROTTEN BREAK -- RICHMOND, Va. W -- John Rob- ^rt Harris J., was convicted of ^reckless driving. The principal evi- "Wence against him was the neat ^clipping off of a telephone pole. ^Harris appealed. -; He said he swerved to avoid an. other car and his speed was less o ·.than 25 miles an hour. The pole -tbroke, he said, because it was rotten. After examining a section of the pole, the judge smiled and ac^.quitted Harris. (Read The Chronicle Classifieds) Davis Defeats Percy Bassett By MURRAY ROSE ' NEW YORK UR--"I can beat hose tall men," said Teddy Davis oday. "Get me Saddler and I'll e the new champion." The puncher from Hartford, ionn., earned' a title shot at fea- Jierweight champion Sandy Sadler last night by decisively utpointing Philadelphia's Percy iassett in a 12-rounder at Madion Square Garden. The NBA handed Saddler an ul- matum Nov. 5 to defend his rown against the Davis-Bassett ·inner by Dec. 14 or face loss of I title to the victor. Saddler, however, has a Dec. 10 entitle date with Bobby Woods in pokane and Charley Johnston, the Harlem slasher's manager, said "we'll wait and see what happens after that one. If Sandy looks okay we'll see about a match, in January or February. But they'll have to get up lots of money." But Mushky Salow, Davis' manager, trumpexd, "If Saddler doesn't fight Davis by Dec. 14th, we'll claim the title. I'm going to the New York commission and post a $1,000 forfeit next Friday." Davis gave Percy a first class boxing lesson to make it 2-2 in their four meetings. The 31-year- old, pokerfaced Negro outpunched Percy through the first three sizzling rounds, dropped the fourth Dope Survey Asked by Ike AUGUSTA, Oa. I* -- President Elsenhower Saturday asked a special committee of five cabinet members to make a "comprehensive up-to-date survey" aimed at stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction. White House press secretary James Hagerty said the survey might lead to new anti-narcotics legislation in the regular session of congress starting in January. Hagerty said the government is especially concerned about illegal ;raffic and use of opium. Eisenhower, vacationing bare during the long Thanksgiving weekend, sent identical letters on ;he narcotics problem to Secretary of State Dulles, Secretary of ttie Treasury Humphrey, Attorney General Brownell, Secretary of Defense Wilson and Secretary of Welfare Hobby. COME ON, BE A PAL--Two-year-old Terrle Lynn Morosko, of Wheeling, W. Va., has her own ideas as she tries to make friends with "Joey," a pet parakeet. These imposed pictures were taken by Terrie's dad, a newspaper photographer, as she attempted to explore the parakeet's cage without bis consent. Vice-President \amed in Suit SAN FRANCISCO (fl)--Vice-Pres- and fifth, held Percy even in the sixth, and then outdazzled Percy the rest of the way.. HOME TRAFFIC CONTROL CHARLOTTE, N. C. Charotte man found his two-car garage simply wasn't big enough for both his car and his wife's. At least when she got there first. So he borrowed an idea from the .raffic department and painted two road yellow stripes down the center. It works. 000 suit, charged with assault, battery' and false imprisonment by a man ejected from a political rally last month after a heckler shouted, "Tell us a dog story, Dick." The heckler's remark came as Nixon was finishing a speech at a San Mateo, Calif., rally Oct. 29. Guards began escorting James Heavey, 33, of San Francisco, from the auditorium, but when the speech ended, Nixon called him back and lectured him on freedom of speech. Heavey's suit charges he was assaulted, battered and falsely de tained by 12 men under Nixon's supervision, suffering "grave and severe humiliation, embarrassment and shame, including shock and injury to his nerves and nervous system." The complaint describes the men who seized Heavey as "agents, servants and employes" of the vice president who "were at all times acting within the course and scope of their employment and under .the direction and control and supervision" of Nixon. The suit asks $50,000 general and $25.000 punitive damages for assault, and the same amounts for being "restrained w i t h o u t his consent." HOPEFUL-Pretty blue-eyed DeLouis Faulkner, daughter of an Oklahoma catUe rancher, has her eyes set on a beauty title. She is competing for the crown of "Maid of Cotton," which will be awarded in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 4. (Read The Chronicle Classifieds) WINTER TIRE Pennsylvania City-County Tires are Guaranteed for Lifetime against defective material, also Guaranteed against road hazards! a SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER With The Purchase Of 2 NEW PENNSYLVANIA We Wai Give Each Cmtomer A Wheel To Fit Your Car FREE! Set of 2 6.70-15 City-Country Tires . . . Mounted 49 70 PLUS TAX Plus Free Wheel Area Still in Grip of Smog LOS ANGELES (#)--For the fourth successive day, Southern California was in the grip today of traffic-paralyzing, eye-smarting smog and fog that the weather man says will continue over the weekend. Indicative of the blinding effect of the fog, which rolled 10 miles | inland from the Pacific, was a traffic report of 1,470 crashes since j the dense, ground-hugging mist started last Wednesday. However, I only two deaths were attributed directly to traffic. Fog closed Los Angeles International an'. Long Beach airports again last night. Lockheed airport at inland Burbank, usually free of fog, was closed for an hour and then reopened. Football games scheduled for last night were postponed. At Long Beach, a rugby game between teams representing New Zealand and Australia was halted because the spectators couldn't see what was going on. Visibility in Los Angeles Harbor was three-quarters of a mile. The fog slowed but did not stop the movement of ships. Fog horns in the harbor at Santa Monica had wailed steadily 48 hours. Even Santa Claus was grounded by fog in Santa Monica. Retail merchants there had arranged for him to arrive by helicopter. The children were on hand, despite the gloom and the mist, but old Santa just couldn't fly through the fog. The merchants changed signals and Santa finally showed up late, riding in a slow-moving bus. The kids weren't impressed. Cities in the metropolitan Los Angeles, area were asked to refrain from burning trash until the smog and fog seige is ended,' Dr. Frederick D. Newbarr, Los Angeles County's chief autopsy surgeon, said microscopic studies will be made of three infants who died of respiratory ailments and added: "But we have no test to; determine definitely that smog in any way -contributed to ttieir deaths." Autopsies indicated yesterday two of the infants succumbed to pneumonia. Los Angeles police arranged for extra duty officers to handle the anticipated weekend traffic. Suspected of Three Killings TULSA, ftkla. Wl--A 49-year-old Tulsa widow was held today for questioning about the death of her three husbands. County Atty. J. Howard Edmondson sai dthe body of one of the men contained poison. Thi county attorney said he had "reason to believe" the body of a second husband also held poison, but further tests were under way. Police a r r e s t e d Mrs. Nannie Lanning Doss yesterday after the death of her latest mate, Samuel L. Doss, 58. of Tulsa. Doss died Oct. 6 and a state-performed au topsy showed poison in his stomach, Edmondson said. Meantime some evidence of poison was found in the body of Richard L. Morton Sr., 69, of Emporia, Kan.. Edmondson said. Morton died May 18. 1953. Later Mrs. Doss met her third husband through a Lonely Hearts club. Tulsa County officers were to leave for Lexington, N. C., today to join an investigation into the death of Harley Lanning. Lanning married Mrs. Doss in 1947 and died in 1952 at the age of 54. His death had been attributed to a heart condition. Edmondson said two of Mrs. Doss' husbands died shortly after making her the beneficiary of small insurance policies. The Daily Chronicle, Saturday, November. 27, 1954 Nationalists Hit Red Island TAIPEH, Formosa ffl -- Chinesi Nationalist warplanes, ranging ou ·er the China Sea following thi eported smashing of a Red Chi lese invasion attempt, Saturday lasted Toumen Island, Red out iost 13 miles north of the National sts' strategic Tachen Islands. Toumen is some 200 miles north f Formosa and tiny Wuchiu Is and, where the Nationalists claim hey hurled back a Communist at ack Friday. No new developments were re lorted Saturday from Wuchiu, a lalf-square mile dot of land 72 miles west of Formosa. In fact lespite earlier reports of hand-to land fighting, there now are indi ations that the Communist troops ,id not actually land on Wuchiu In reporting the incident Satur- ay, the official Central News laimed the "invading fleet" was epulsed by shore batteries and Nationalist warplanes. And an afternoon newspaper-- ·hich spoke Friday of a Commu- ist invasion beachhead, heavy round fighting and the arrival of led reinforcements--spoke Satur- ay only of what it called an at- empted Red landing. YES, THAT'S CRICKET LITTLE ROCK, Ark. UPI --"irate eighbors have flooded police head' uarters here with reports of dice ames taking place under street ghts. In each instance, the men ere catching crickets for fish ait. (Read "The Chronicle Classifieds) Kills Spouse And Himself IONE, Wash. Iff) -- A discharged army veteran walked into the home of his estranged wife here Friday night, fatally wounded her, then ended his own life with a bullet behind the ear. Morna Cohenhour Bennett, 19- year-old mother of two children, died Immediately from three chest wounds. Her husband, Robert Bennett, 23, was dead when officers arrived. The shooting occurred less than 30 minutes after Bennett arrived in lone from Spokane. Town Marshal Howard Anderson said a young high school girl told ilm she was in another room of the house when she heard the pair arguing. When she heard the gun shots she slipped out a .back door and ran across the street to summon aid. Residents said Mrs. Bennett, who came to lone a month ago, was planning to divorce Bennett- and they had argued about custody of the children. | The children, a 9-month old girl and a 2-year old son, were in Montana with Mrs. Bennett's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cohen-: hour, at the time of the shooting, j .'he family had Jived in thej Troy, Mont., area. LOST ARGUMENT LITTLE ROCK, Ark. UK -- For years, newspaper columnist Kurr Shannon and his wife have been bickering about who is the best :otton picker. Finally they decided o settle the issue In the cotton leld. Mrs. Shannon picked 48 pounds; Karr trailed with 31. "What'll we argue about now?" lomplained Shannon. (Read The Chronicle Classifieds) Evinrude for Christmas Here's the family gift for years or fun-- a 1955 Evinrude with Whispering Power. It's · DBW hind of outboard motor --completely vibrationless . ; ; smooth as sailing. Complete range of models to choose :#· from. Evinrude sift certificate Callable in any amount. Call on us! PACIFIC EQUIPMENT CO. Phone 6-3341 820 N. Tower Home Loans Available on Easy Payments Lewis County Savings and Loan Association ARTHUR S. CORY, President Chehalia FOR THE "STARS " No More Changing Winter Tires Twice Every Year. We'll Mount One New City-Country Winter Tire On Your Spare Wheel - The Other Tire 6n the Free Wheel We Give You! CARTER'S TIRE CO. 120 S Pearl Back Of Fox Theatre Centralia Pusan Blaze Investigated PUSAN, Korea W)--Investigators set out today to find the cause of a fire that raged for seven hours through the Army's biggest quartermaster depot in Korea, gutted three-fourths of the sprawling Installation and burned 20 homes. There was no immediate estimate 1 of damage from the fire, which Army sources called the most disastrous military blaze in Pusan's history. j The fire, now well under control, broke out last' night in the 55th Quartermaster Depot. The Army said a preliminary check showed 12 to 15 large warehouses, a barracks, mess hall, numerous ·mailer buildings and many stacks of equipment stored outside of buildings were destroyed within the compound. The headquarters and headquarters company for the base were evacuated. Many Korean families also fled with their household belongings. · The roaring blaze leaped across Intervening streets and consumed 20 Korean homes. Many other houses thrown up by refugees in the area were leveled by army bulldozers clearing lire path around the MM. j "YOUR SHOPPING GUIDE IN THE CLASSIFIED" You Will Find * Gifts for Her * Gifts for Him * Gifts for the Children * Gifts for Everyone Do Your Santa Shopping This Easy, Time- Saying Way * Read The WANT-ADS Every Day! 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