The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1956 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 4, 1956
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(ASK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN LIFE IN TK 'Iff Of ruM it It ^M-ouinau HABTACK A UOO6fflA.Cm UP UNTIL fIVt V*AC* ASO... OUT BlDf* WITH, +UCH FlfSCM- TO W/H. YOU WOfJOEO If H£IL eve? ANOTHKf OlympicOfficialPlans Action Against P/iog 'lAWRENCI, KM. (AP) - Olympi* official Harry D. Henshel says he Intend* to make Coach Phog Allen "pay dear- y" for lambasting him ta a recent speech on the Amateur Htoshtl cabled the Unlv'««lty at action to make ethls an exepeneslve basketball coach yester- ,y that he was planning legal ac Ion a* added: •I wu shocked to learn through the press of your (1) llbelout at- ack on me as a permanent hitoh tuker to the Olympic Damn at public expense; (3) your libelous eference eto- my military service as a 'colonel in the Brooklyn «nd'; (3) and your gratuitous lur on Brooklyn obviously In- ended to insult me and many of my fellow New Yorkers, including those of us who never had the honor of living In Brooklyn." 'i> ynu were quoted accurately. The Scoreboard Pros Don't Require College Diplomas By HARRY ORAYSON NEA Sports Editor MEW YORK — (NEA) — Professional football showed major league baseball how to live and prosper with television. No telecasting where games are being 'played. Simple as that. TV has sold pro football to the country.. "This area Is becoming more and more interested in the game," says Jack Donahue of the Houston Press. "You can't kick guys away from television sets on Sunday. "George Carmack and I got to talking about the number of guys named Joe who turn up starring with the money players. It's pretty Intriguing, we think, how guys who weren't' In the draft and not big name college flayers got on the pro squads. Do they just walk up and "say: 'Coach, I played for Podunk and-think. I can-make your team.' "On TV. we keep hearing about Ferguson of Green Bay not having played college football. A'iot more are-from schools I never heard of. How did these boys get their jobs?" SMALL SCHOOL PLAYEKS are recommended by coaches or someone who knows a football player'when.he sees one. That's how the Chicago. Bears found Harlon Hill, the end whom the athletes themselves this year named the player-of-the-year In the.poll conducted by NEA Service. Hill scarcely made national headlines catching passes for Florence, Ala., State Teachers. Sandlot football has virtually disappeared. Three minor leagues cut into the NFL's source of supply. . ' Yet the eight big league clubs annually receive a total of 260 applications from lads who either did not qualify for or 'neglected to seek higher learning. Several of the present combatants jumped directly from high school or came out of the armed forces. LOS ANGELES FOUND 'Howard Ferguson, the players' all-pro attacking fullback, in the Navy on the Pacific coast. Ferg.uson, who had played high school ball at New Iberia, La., performed for the. Rams in the College All-Star game in Chicago in 1952, but was released before the first league game. Green Bay signed him as a free agent for '53 and had a fullback who excelled at catching passes. Charley Powell hopped from San Diego High to be the San Francisco 49ers' defensive end. . -., ' • ' The Rams found Big Daddy Lipscomb with the Camp Pendleton, Calif., Marines. Their 6-6>&, 386-pound defensive middle guard and tackle served his apprenticeship at Miller High of Detroit. • * • TED WEGERT DIDN'T have sufficient credits to get into college and Eddie Danowski, the old New York QIant back and Fordham coach, saw him as a schoolboy at Riverhead, Long Island. Danowski was boosting the halfback to 'the pros before the Philadelphia Eagles discovered him tearing up the Bainbridge, Md., Naval Training Station. -..-:' A strapping lad doesn't have to attend college to become a professional football player/although there is no getting away.from the fact that it helps. Castellan! Looks For 10th Straight And Title Shot CUWELAND Ift— Rooky Castel- tani will be shooting for his 10th straight victory at the Cleveland Arena and a step closer to * shot at the middleweight title when he meeta Gene Fullmer in a 10-round bout at the arena tonight. Castellani, a tomwr coal miner Irom Luierne, Pa., who now calls Cleveland hl« home, is the third- ranted middleweight behind champion Sug»r R»y Robinson and former chamipon Bobo Olson. •« lort a decision to Hobinwn in 3an ma- oism Uwt.Iu*, but had Sugar Ray • trouble af tor. flooring him. Fullmer, a Mrong and willing wal- loper from w«tt Jordan, than, fc hoping for an upset and a wtuni tout with Iduardo LawM, the mid- dtewtlght ohalUnftr from Argni- tlna who hai a victory itroak of ». Fullmtr, a wldt-opm, .wadinc-ln type of flfhUr, hai !c*t only three times In M profeMlonal .flghti. Me has never bun knoeW* out _ ABO will telecast at 10 p.m.. BW. Pro Baskttball By THE AMOCIATBD PBMf New York'107, Boston rt MU»M»Ma M, IM WlfM * Joins Phillips Motor Co. Mr. I. P. OMk wWM to m- HMM* that k* h B»W amrlatil with rhllllfo M*tor C«. H oar Mr. C«*k,mvM«i jut t Mm a*4 too rUH- Is the Garden to Follow Old St. Nick's Into Obscurity? 'our libelous attack on me might seriously endanger raising, sufficient .funds to assure adequate size and quality of our 1958 Olympic teams." Henshel, who is chairman of the Olympic basketball committee, and vice-chairman of the AAU Olympic finance committee, sent the cable from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he has been OR vacation. He told Allen that in 45 years oi activity in the AAU as athlete and committeeman and in 30 years on Olympic committees "I have not received a dollar directly or Indirectly from either organization." In reference to his military ca- •eer, Henshel said he was awarded i bronze star combat medal • in 945 and earned- live campaign stars in the European theater of operations from Normandy to Germany in- 1944-46. Allen referred to Henshel last week in a Kansas City speech In which he criticleid the AAU for suspending Wes Santee, America s astest mller,and a University of Cansas graduate. Santee was sus- jended on grounds he had accepted excessive expense allowances n three California track meets The suspension later was lilted. The basketball coach called Henshel a "permanent hitchhiker" among AAU officials who "are quadrennial oceaentc hitchhikers" n referring to overseas Olympic Games trips. Allen labeled the AAU a "paper" organization and asked that it be thoroughly investigated. Last night Allen told a reporter Henshel's cable was about 401 words long and "I must admit that it was voluminous but hardly onV .nous." He said he paid little at tentioii to it, adding: "If a postman stopped to kick at every little drg that barked he'd never get his mail delivered.' Henshel cabled that had in ^tructed-c6unsel-"to give me quick Caruthersville Trims Cooler In Twinbill COCTER—Caruthersville's Tigers won a twinbill from the CooUr Wildcats last night. The Tigers took the A game.SO-26 after a 39-33 B game victory. Caruthersville had a 22-18 halftime lead in the A game. Bob Bartholomew was Caruthersviue's high point man with 13. Phillips made 11 for Cooter. The Tigers had a 12 to 11 edge at the B game half. Larry Birnett was high for Caruthersville with 13 Homel got 11 for Cooter. The A game was Caruthersville's second win against five •losses. A GAME Caruthenville Cooter Clayton, 12 Clark, 2 Green, 5 , Shsa, 5 Patterson, 4 Phillips, 11 Bartholomew, IS McOlure, 2 White,,8 Wagster, 4 Subs: CaruthersvlUe — Collins, 4 Oortnw, 2, Barnett, 2, Edgerton Cooter—Tomlln, 4, Razor. The sixth annual Masters bowl ing tournament will be held al Rochester, N. Y., May 13-18. lesson to you." "You have popped off one* too often," he told Allen. Quints May Hit Scores Of 200 IAN*?-*&< The Associated Press Almost everywhere you look in college basketball the accent is on offense and more offense. At that rate it probably won't; be long before 200-point games will be the rule rather than the' exception. Take, for example, some of last night's games. Richmond and Purman pumped 222 points through the basket with Richmond winding up on the long end of a 130-92 score. Weset Virginia came mighty close to the 100 mark in trampling Washington and Lee 98-84. North Carolina walloped Louisi ana State 95-69. The Tarheels »1 most certainly would have gone over 100 if they hadn't played substitutes a good part of the way. In other games, DePaul crushed Illinois Normal 102-71. Vanderbilt downed Wflliam and,Mary 88-80 in double overtime. Virginia defeated Tech beat Perm State «-«!, Boston 161' times, gained 984 yards and University defeated Northeastern 73-59 and Stanford nipped St Mary's (Calif.) 51-50.- Darrell Floyd In Form All America Darrell Floyd, the nation's top scorer last season tossed Ir 40 points for Furman. •x. . ,_ racked up its five cohferenci starts as riot Rod Hundley scored 29 points. North Carolina, the only one of the nation's top 10 teams to see action, shot Into a 15-0 lead in the first four minutes and substitute ' freely thereafter. With six minutes of regular play left, Vanderbilt was down seven points. Then Bobby Thyn,»nd : 'A Rochelle ,comMnede to knot the count 6S-S9 and seend the game intc overtime. In the second extra ses sion, Vanderbilt scored 10 stralgh points. Bob McCarty pitched In threi free throws In the last two minute to break an 81-81 deadlock ant give Virginia its Atlantic Cpas Conference triumph. Carnegie Tech rallied for 1 straight points midway In the sec ond half to break, a six-game losing streak. By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Will iladison Square Garden follow ncient St. Nicholas Arena in- o the dim shadows as a fight lub with no fights? That was the question before the ouse today as New York moved loser to becoming a ghost state or boxing with the loss of its only egular weekly fight show. The London Sporting Club, which an 86 consecutive weekly tele- ised shows at St. Nick's, an- ounced it was moving to Baltimore, effective Jan. 23, because or inability to make matches in New fork. It reported bids from "20 ther cities" but planned to run in Baltimore for at least four or six weeks. Jan: 16 Deadline The reason St. Nick's can't make matches In New York is the recent ullng by Julius Helfand, chairman the New York State Athletic Commission, setting a Jan. 16 eadline for all managers to quit he Boxing Guild of New York. "We are not interested in the guild or what trouble 'commission- West Virginia fourth victory in Syracuse Goes To Miami In International MIAMI, Pla. (>P)r-Miaml will replace Syracuse when the International Baseball League opens it IM-game scheduled April IB. This rapidly-growing resort city was officially voted Into the far- flung tripla-A eireuU at » bonni oi directors meeting here yesterday. The league unanimously endorsed the proposal of Sid Salomon Jr., St executive, to transfer the Syracuse franchise to Miam after a verbal agreement from the City Commission on the club's of Miami Stadium. Salomon and his associates, Bill Veeck, former president of th< Cleveland Indians, and Elliott Stein, St. 'Louis Investment banker bought the franchise from Martin Haske for a reported $100,000. The ultimate goal Is to get Miam into the major leagues, Salomon said, and he hopes that possibilit' will materialize in four to five years FEELING CHILLY LATELY? So Is Your Car! We've' had t pretty good sample of winter's icy bla*t iMt weekend. And if it's been cold for you, it's been even colder for your car—especially if it sits outside most of the winter. Be wise— protect your investment. It's not to* late for that winterizing job. Oil and grease need to be changed^and chance* are you will need to add a little anti-freete. Best time to take car* •f K H right now. PJL —.Don't forget we>« got expert mechanics to take eare M al yow ear problem*, large or PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 1-4451 ers have with guilds," said Tex Sullivan, whose London Sporting Club shows are seen or. Du Mont TV. "We just cannot get fighters to sign for bouts here after Jan. 16. When I talk to managers .they tell me the fighters 'aren't ready' or 'my guy's still bothered by cuts' or something like that." Madison Square Garden has a show this Friday, but no more until Feb. 3 while an ice show takes over the arena. However, the International Boxing Club, whicn runs two weekly televised shows (Wednesdays from various cities and Fridays from New York) had planned to operate from Syracuse Friday, Jan. 20, with a heavyweight match between Hurricane Jackson and Bob Baker.—The. match hasn't been made yet and probably won't be made for Syracuse. Jim Morris, IBC preseident, was due to return from Miami soon to make a decision on future plans. Hiiiiy Markson, IBC managing director, pointed out that the pro moters had definite TV contracts to fulfill. He said there are good dozen Friday boxing dates" in the Garde, in February, March* and May under the current contract. Helfand was due back from aj vacation in Florida. Pending his return, officials of the commission refused comment. -He had banned the guild after a long inquiry, on the grounds it was "detrimental to the best interests of boxing" for its "monopolistic" "shocking" and "devious" practices. Pettit Runs By Lovellette By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Bob Pettit,' brilliant St. Louis Hawks'—sopltomure,—poured points through the basket in six games last week to tie big Clyde Lovellette of Minneapolis for individual scoring honors in the National Basketball Assn. Each has registered 624 points Pettit has accumulated his total in 26 games for a 24.0 average while Lovellette has played 28 games for a 22.3 points a game mark. Leo the Lip Too Scared To Talk HOLLYWOOD (/P) — Leo LlpPT Durocher, former manager of the New York Giants, isn't kidding these days when he says: "I wai robbed." He was closing the garage door at his Beverly Hills home last night when a voice said: "Don't move." Leo turned his head just enough to SPP a mpp hnlrilny n pistol. Then lippy did.a rare thing. "I said nothing. I was too scared to talk," he said. "The gunman said, 'Give me your money'. I him $20. all I had on .me. If I had had $1,500 I'd have given him that." 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