The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE TWELV1 BI/VTHEVILLE (-ARK.Y. COURIIR OTBWI WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 Delay Strengthens Odds for Rocky 'No Moore Money' Runs Marciano To 19-5 Favorite Bf MUKRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, an old hand at postponements, is a heavier favorite than ever for his 15-round title defense against light heavyweight champion Archie Moore in Yankee Stadium tonight. Tb« odds favoring the all-conquering. 31-year-old Brockton Mobile Waiting For TL Decision OnSeriesTeam SHREVEPORT. La. '£>— Mobile's Bears are in the Dixie Series but it •will require at least one more night to determine the Texas League's representative. Houston's Buffs lead Shreveport's flporis three games to two and the aixfch conies! is scheduled here tonight. If Houston wins it the Buffs will be in the Dixie Series. If Shreveport wins, another game will be required. Shreveport climbed back into the final playoff last night at Houston by beating Houston 4-1 on Ev Jo}'; ner's 3-run homer in the ninth. Dragon* Play Friday Harrison High's Dragons will play St. Augusta of Memphis at 8 p.m. Friday at Haley Field, according to Coach Ira Young. Bomber lengthened to 19-6 aft. the one-day setback caused by Hurricane lone's threat. The odds may jump another point or two by the time the contestants climb into the ring. "No Moore money has showed," said one bootmaker in explaining in rise, "as a betting fight this oen has fizzled out like lone." Forecasters predicted a fair and cool evening-, just about perfect for the battle of champions. Three other reasons may have h-fluenced the increased swing to Marciano. At the weigh-in ceremony yesterday afternoon, the usually cocky and poised Moore appeared grim and tense while Marciano was his usual self, cool and 'relaxed. Then Rocky has been through this agonizing waiting period before. His return bout with Ezzard Charles was postponed twice last September and when they finally got in there, Rocky bombed out old Ez in the eighth round. Wight is the other factor. Th« 38-year-old challenger scaled 188, about three pounds more than he had been expected to carry. Rocky tipped the beam at 188ft, about a pound more than he had aimed at. There will be no further weigh-' -- unless the weather kicks up New York Cleveland Chicago . Boston Detroit " Kansas City Baltimore Washington . Fayetteville Drops Tilt Rather Than Negroes FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. (AP) — Rather than leave Negro players on the bench, Fayetteville High School has cancelled its football game with Fort Smith High School. So far Fort Smith is the only school to object officially to Fayetteville's integrated football team. The Payetteville School Board •voted yesterday to cancel the garnet with Fort Smith. The decision tol-l lowed a statement by Port Smith School Supt. Chris Corbin that Fort Smith's team wouldn't play Fayetteville unless the Negroes were left on the sidelines. Fayetteville, one of the first schools in the South to Integrate after the IT. S. Supreme Court's decision against racial segregation in public schools, has four Negroes on its football team. One of the Negroes played several minutes in Fayetteville's opening game last week end. When it became evident that a Negro player might make the squad, Fayetteville Supt. Wayne White queried officials of schools on Fayetteville's football schedule. Fort Smith was the only school that replied with an objection. Two Missouri teams on Fayetteville's schedule — Springfield and Joplin — replied that they have Negroes on their teains. Othei' teams on the schedule—all Arkansas schools—are Siloam Springs, which Fayetteville played last week, Van Buren, Russellville, Rogers, Harrison, Springdale and Subiaco Academy. I Kocky Marciano Archie Moore IN THIS CORNER — Rocky Marciano (left) defends the world heavyweight championship for the sixth lime against Archie Moore at Yankee Stadium tonight. again and forces another postponement until tomorrow. Usually a postponement hurts a gate but this fight seems almost certain to benefit. 'We refunded about $5.900 by late evening and sold about S^5.000," said Harry Mnrkson, Norris' aide. "We had close to $700.000 in before the postponement and I'm confident we'll do at leas $750.000 and maybe 5800,000." The bout will be broadcast b; ABC at 8:45 p.m.. CST. . There will be no home television A closed circuit telecast will Baseball Standings By The AMoclaMI ftttt AMERICAN LEAOliE Won Lost Pet. Behind .624 .601 .580 .550 .513 .420 .358 .345 214 614 11 wii 30!i 39>i 41! a Wednesday's Schedule Cleveland at Chicago tfi Lemon (18-9) vs Harshman (10-7) (N) Kansas City at Detroit — Kume (0-1) vs Marlowe (0-0). . New York at Washington — Turley (16-13) vs Stobbs (4-13) (N). Baltimore at Boston — Placa 15-11) vs Bauman (2-1). Tuesday's Results Baltimore 3-7, Boston 2-4. Detroit 7, Kansas City 3 New York 6-9, Washington 3-7 Cleveland 3, Chicago 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Paps Play Poplar Bluff Here Tomorrow Night Still smarting from their 19-18 loss to Whitehaven, Tenn., in the final minute last week, the Blytheville Junior High Paps have been in heavy scrimmage this week in preparation for their game tomorrow night with Poplar Bluff, Mo. Coach John Koldus' eleven will Poplar Bluff coach had phoned him hold the local gridiron spotlight | to say that the visitors Will bring all by themselves this week, since the Chickasaws, fresh from a solid 14-0 win over North Little Rock, are idle. Game time for the Paps along some sophomores from the second string of their B team. If these sophs break Into the lineup, it may mean some rugged compels 8 o'clock tomorrow night. j tition for the eager Paps, but Koldus said last night that the I Koldus said his team \vas "up" Brooklyn Milwaukee New York Philadelphia Cincinnati Chicago ..... St. Louis Pittsburgh SWC Recruiting Boils Over Again DALLAS (AP) — The Southwest Conference's athletic recruiting troubles boiled over again today with reports that five member schools are involved in the latest investigation. ...97 53 .647 ,..84 66 .560 13 ...77 72 .517 19}.. 75 76 497 22^ recruiting rules, is again on the ...73 78 '.483 24VJ, * "'""" ""^ rp -"" ««»»•70 80 .467 27 ,...66 84 .440 31 ...58 91 .389 38U Wednesday's Schedule Milwaukee at Cincinnati — Nichols (9-6) vs Kljppstein (8-10). Pittsburgh at New York (2) — Kline (8-11) and Pace (5-6) vs Liddle (9-4) and McCall (6-5) or Mozant (3-8). Chicago at St. Louis — Rush (13-10) vs Schmidt (7-5). (N). Tuesday's Results New York 11-14, Pittsburgh 1-S Brooklyn 6-6, Philadelphia 3-1 Milwaukee 1. Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 2, Chicago 0 Texas A&M, already under 2- year probation for violation of the carpet along with Texas, Southern Methodist, Baylor and Rice, these reports said. They will be 01 discussing recruiting practices i: general and to receive reports of inquiries by conference officials of recruiting: practices by conference schools. The Dallas News, in announcing that five schools were involved in j the latest investigation, said there Howard Grubbs, executive sec- were 12 cases to be considered. retary of the conference, would '» Mos t O f the cases are of a minor not comment on the reports. j an d highly technical Last Thursday Grubbs said the! though'one involving 'tried" at a special meeting the conference next Sunday. meeting would be for the purpose nature, al- track star ae Texas was classified by the informant as 'more serious,' " the News said. Southern Assn. Mobile 8, Birmingham 2 (Mobile wins best-of-7 finals, 4-2) Texas League Shreveport 4. Houston 1 'Hous-jCubs ever to hit three home runs Hank Sauer and Ernie Banks are j the only members of the Chicago ton leads-best-of-7 series, 3-2). for this game and will be shooting for iis first win of 1955. Dark Spots A couple of dark spots appeared on the horizon this week, however. Charles Watson, No. 1 right halfback, is nursing a sprained ankle and Ronne McManus, reserve center, has quit the team. The Paps are hopeful Watson will be ready by tomorrow. The departure of McManus leaves Koldus somewhat short-handed in Ehe center of the line. If starter Jim Bruce should be injured, it would necessitate some juggling in the Paps' forward I wall to plug the gap. J. B. Fisher, reserve lineman, would probably see service if Bruce were removed from the lineup. Billy Hnrvison, who has been working at guard, would probably be moved to center. \e\v Plays The Paps have added a few piays to .their offense this week and have emphasized condiiioning because of their weakness in experienced reserves. The bench strength Koldus is relying on rests primarily on the shoulders of Bob West brook. Bob Dallas, Jim Kelly, Dannie Morris and Bonnie Sution. Most of these fellows work in the line where the gruelling action develops. Pap probable starters against Poplar Bluff will be: Ends —'Dave Burnett and Jerry Manley; Tackles — Ray Nelson and Harold Pulley: Guards — Alvie Belts and Billy Joe Harvison: Center — Jimmy Bruce: Quarterback — Jan Jarrett; Halfbacks — Charles Watson and Jim Stilwell; Fullback — Jimm one game. I my Pulley. aide. "WEE EEEE EEEE EE E]made to 129 theaters. Major League Leaders American League Batting (based on .175 at bats —Kaline, Detroit, .340; Power Kansas City, .318; Kuenn, Detroii and Kell, Chicago, .306. Runs Batted In — jemen, Boston, 113; Boone, Detroit, 109; Berra, New York. 106. Hits — Kaline, Detroit, 194; Fox, Chicago, 186; Kuenn, Detroit, 185; Power. Kansas City, 184. Home Runs — Mantle, New York 37; Zernial, Kansas City, 39. Pitching (based on 15 decisions) —Byrne. New York, 16-4, .800; Ford, New York, 17-7, .708; Hoeft, Detroit, 16-7, .696. League Home Runs—941 trecorc is 973 set In 1950). National League Batting (based en 375 at bats] — Ashburn, Philadelphia. .341: Campanella, Brooklyn, .323; Musial, St. Louis, .318. Runs Batted In — Snider, Brooklyn, 134; Ennis, Philadelphia, 119; Mays, New York, 117; Banks, Chi cago, 116. League Home Runs—1219 (broke record of 1197 set In 1953). My master likes MELROSE Kentucky Bourbon 5 Years Old Smart pup! Knows when to remind his master to drink u thc very best"... Mclrose 6-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Remind yourself to try it —enjoy the very best for kit! $<69 ONLY '/2 PL KENTUCKYSTRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. 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