The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 9, 1954
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MONDAY, AOTUBT 9, Landy Amazed At His Loss In Miracle Mile By JACK HEWINS VANCOUVER, B. C. (AP) — John Landy, the Australian running machine who flows along like a quiet brook, shook his head today in slight bewilderment over the "Miracle Mile" he lost Saturday to Dr. Roger Bannister of England. "If anyone had told me I would run the mile in 3:59.6 and finish second, I'd have taken him on a bet right there." But the great and gracious John L. added: "I can't be disappointed. Eoger was the best runner of the day, there's no doubt." No Such Prediction The 35,000 spectators who filled Empire Stadium for the feature event of the British Empire games would agree with Landy. They hoped for, but did not expect, a 4- minute mile. Neither of the two principals in the 8-man race would predict such a blazing speed. But the track was dry and fast, the temperature around 75, the sun warm on the runners, Bannister ' said he would have preferred cooler weather, but said conditions were much better than when he ran his world record 3:59.4 mile a-t Oxford last May. Respect "I have very great respect for John Landy," said the young Eng- glish physician, "and I knew I had to give everything to beat Mm." His everything was 3:58.8— not quite as good as Landy's pending mark of 3:58 but better than Landy on Saturday. Landy led the way for three laps and up to the final' 90 yards. But Doc Roger says he "ran independent of the others. I set my pace for 3:50, which I felt would win." Big: Jump Bannister ticked off the first lap in 59.2, the second in 59.8, the third in 59.6 and the last quarter in 60.2 seconds. Landy got the big jump that kept him in front so long by wheeling the opening quarter in 58.2. After that his times were slower than Bannister's—60.1 each for the second and third and 61.2 for the last. Just before Bannister went ahead they passed the dockers at the 1,500-meter mark and Landy was clocked in 3:41.9, topping the world record of 3:43 for the metric mile. Rich Ferguson of Canada ran the greatest race of his life to take third place ahead of Vic Milligan of North Ireland and Murray Halbert of New Zealand. Back to England Bannister now will go back to England to work at being a doctor. "My medicine comes first," he said. He does plan, however, to compete next month in the European games at Bern, Switzerland. Landy probably will go to Glasgow, Scotland, to compete in a mile race Aug. 20. Then he will go back to Melbourne to begin a teaching career Sept. 3. Y Junior Net Event Gets Started Today The Annual Junior Tenni« Tournament conducted by the Blytheville "Y" for boys under 16 years of age began this morning with eight boys registered for the competition at the Walker Park courts. Play was scheduled to get under way at 8:30 a.m ; ," the first match bringing together Marvin Zellner and Carroll Knapp. At 9:30, Dean Dougherty was scheduled to tangle with Russell Moore. This afternoon, Jack Thompson and Larry Baker were scheduled to meet at 3:30 and at 4:30. Bruce Smythe opposed J. L. Austin. Tomorrow, the semi-finals will bring together the winner of the Zellner-Knapp and the Dougherty- Moore batles at 8:30 and at 9:30 the winners of the Thompson-Baker and Smythe-Austin matches. The finals are scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:00 o'clock. Game and Fish News Dovt baton If Longer Thfe Year; Wattr Big Problem Br THE ABKANf AS GAME AND FKH COMM1MION LITTLE ROCK — Bird hunters will get a break at tfce start of this year's hunting season next month with a& extra 10 days added to tfee dove shooting period. The Commission has been ai- form*d by th* t*. 1. Department of Interior that the date* lor this year's dove season will be September 16-October 34, inclusive. This represents a 10-day increase over last year's season- Shooting hours will be the same as last year, 12 o'clock noon to sunset. Last year's bag and possession limit of 8 doves will also remain the same. The season on rails and gallinules, also migratory game birds under jurisdiction of the Federal Department of the Interior, will be. from September 15-November 13. These birds may be hunted beginning one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit and possession limit on Sora is 26 and 15 singly or in the aggregate for all others oC this type migratory bird. Bating Change The Commission would also like to emphasize changes in Federal regulations pertaining to the baiting of migratory game birds included in the following sections: "Migratory game birds may not be taken under any circumstances by the aid of shelled or shucked or unshucked corn, wheat, or other grains, or other feed or means of feeding similarly used to lure, attract, or entice such birds to, on, or over the area where hunters are attempting to take them. "As used herein, the terms 'shelled or shucked or unshucked corn, wheat, or other grains/ or 'other feed or means of feeding similarly used,' shall not be. construed as including properly shocked grain, standing crops (including aquatics), Hooded standing crops, flooded harvested crop lands, or grains found scattered solely as a result of normal agricultural planting or harvesting'. "Nothing In this section shall be construed to apply to propagating, scientific, or other operations in accordance with the terms of permits issued pursuant to this part." Licenses Needed Sportsmen are also reminded that a regular hunting license is required to shoot migratory game birds for ail residents 18 years of age or over. All non-residents, regardless of age, must secure a non-resident hunting license. September 15 also marks the opening of rabbit season which will continue through January 31, 1&55. Both bag and possession limits are Moore Title Bout Tops TV Card NEW YORK (AP) — Light heavyweight jchampion Archie Moore defends his crown for the third time Wednesday night and for a change his opponent won't be Joey Maxim. This time the traveling, 37-year-old champ will face Harold Johnson, a fast punching, 26- year-old Philadelphian who feels Archie is ready to be taken. "He's old and taking off weight at his age is going to weaken him," said the solidly built challenger... "Sure, I know I lost three out of four to him, but I'm more experienced now and ready for him." Moore weighed 189 1-4 in his most recent outing June 7 when he stopped heavyweight Bert Whitehurst in six rounds. He has to make 175 by noon, Wednesday. First in Garden Oddly enough, although Moore has been fighting all over the world the past 13 years, the Johnson fight will mark his debut as a Madison Square Garden contestant. The 15-rounder will start at 8 Moody and Fields In Mot Feature Grudge wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring tonight with big Jack Moody deserting his official status to return as a participant. Moody is scheduled to team with Lee Fields in tonight's tag match feature with Chico (The Mad Mexican) Cortez and Chris Averoff furnishing the opposition. Last Monday night Moody, who has had several years' experience as a professional wrestler, had his own private little ''brawl with Cortez while officiating a match. He asked for, and got, another shot at the chubby Mexican after the two fought at will all during last Monday night's bout. In the preliminary bouts Moody will take on Cortez and Pileds will meet Averoff. To Boycott Fight News ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (JV-Protesting a black-out of home viewers for the Rocky Marciano - Ezzard Charles heavyweight championship fight Sept. 15, television and radio station KFEQ here says it will carry no pre- iight programs or publicity. The fight will be beamed over a closed circuit TV to theaters where an admission is charged. Officials of KFEQ said they will blackout all fight publicity in protest to the International Boxing Club's "penalizing its millions of home viewers who are faithful followers of boxing." . « King Edward HI in 1349 — ordered the Sheriffs in England to break up such "idle practices" as football. p.m. (CST) and will b« telecast nationally by CBS. The metropolitan New York area will be blacked out, however. Moore is the 2-5 favorite. Another Debut Unbeaten Dickie Wong of Honolulu makes his New York debut tonight against Danny Joe" Perez of New York in a welterweight 10" at New York's St. Nicholas Arena. The bout will be telecast by Du- mont. Another Monday night TV scrap matches middleweights Walter Cartier of New York and Ted Olla of Milwaukee in a 10 at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. ABC will telecast it. Cisco Andrade, another undefeated fighter, mixes with Boland Abrams of Philadelphia Met Saturday night. ABC will telecast it <;oast to coast. The Arkansas Bow Hunters Association announces that its 8th annual gar hunt will be held on the nights of August 20th and 21st. Headquarters for the hunt will' be Sweatt's camp on Mattox Bay, south of Holly Grove. Reservations should be made with the Sweatt's camp. Residents of Arkansas will need a state fishing license. Non-residents must obtain a 10-day trip fishing license or an annual nonresident fishing license from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. How do you like James E. Pepper 6 year old Kentucky Straight BOURBON ? "The robust Bonded" BOURBON 100 proof "The mild Straight" BOURBON 86 proof £. Pepper Bottled »* Bond. Famoiu since 7730, Rick, robust, luxurious and not exptniiv*. I Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The tame fine whiskey but jrulder, lighter and even, lower priced than the Bond.^ TRUSSES EXPERTLY 1 FITTED 2 Price KIRBY DRUGSTORES Either way y<m'& enjoy Born »** f fc JUjM*Jie ff *. JAMES [.PEPPER . 1 KENTUCKY STRAIGHT 80U«BON WHiSKfr, * YfA*S OlD. 86 PtOOf? , 4 tUti 01* *• WOO*. JAM* t A** 4 «O. IKIN6TON, K* I eight rabbits. The same hunting license requirement* are neceisary lor rabbit hunting as lor migratory game birds. j Although dove hunting ha* never | been considered a major sport in Arkansas, it has enjoyed its great- . est popularity in the eastern section of the state, and to a certain extent among our more youthful hunters. The past two serious drouth years have not had a good effect on our existing dove population, which for many years has been slowly decreasing. Another dry summer has been of little help. Water Needed Again this year, doves will be found in greater numbers wherever there is water. The best time to hunt them is in the late afternoon about an hour before sunset. In the interest of preventing property damage, the Commission would like to urge all dove hunters j to refrain from shooting doves! which are perched on power or telephone lines. Both the dove and rabbit seasons offer excellent opportunities for the i experienced hunter to teach a young boy soni of the finer points of the great outdoor sport of hunting wild game. At the same time the principles of sportsmanship and gun handling are being taught, the rules of saf-. ety can be best emphasized. Needed: More Water Perhaps one of the most outstanding things that hurt last season's duck hunting was the serious drouth. There was insufficient water to hold the ducks as they migrated into the state. The Game and Fish Commission is attempting in every way possible to remedy this situation for the j coming duck season. The Commission is not only attempting to pro- , vide more water on Commission- owned duck areas, but has gone a step further by encouraging landowners who have pumping facilities to join in this effort. The Commission is contacting power companies to request the most favorable rate applicable when pumping water for ducks. One power company has already agreed to cooperate in such a program by providing the cheapest rate possible for those who pumped water for rice this year. The Commission has no reason to believe that other companies will not do likewise. Any water that can be made available to waterfowl when they first enter our state will help hold the ducks for other areas, which normally have water later in the season. 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