The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 10, 1956
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KIWI BETWEEN WUHME 9 ••• BobPetIM The Los Angeles'Ram's'" might be interested In knowing' th'at'K. C. Jones, the, .University, of .San Francisco basketball player they drafted on a hunch a year ago, is'still interested in playing pro football . . . even- though un-contacted and away from the gridiron four years ... ' Alvln Dark, 'a low 70 shooter, could make.goir a career as.* touring pro after his busebali day« . . . Sam Byrd did it ... • * • A couple of years ago Bob Pettit of the St. -Louis : Hawks seriously doubted he would ever try pro basketball ... he wasn't • sure he could make It . . . His cousin, Frank Brian of the Fort Wayne Zollners, talked the NBA 1 * scoring- phenomenon into giving it; a-whlrl . . . remembering, no doubt, that Bab didn't make • his Baton , Rouge high school team a't first, either . Rocky Mirclano hn to 267, his highest ever : . . and hadn't seen 'his manager, Al Well), in a couple of months . . . Until a -rash pott-New Year's trip to the coast . . . indicating a ton'Angeles bout nl the works ... < Ken Loeffler quietly setting the stage for the resurgence of Texas A. and M. as a southwest 'basketball power . . . with the nucleus being a passel'Of talent he spotted on a South American tour with his La Salle ace, Tom Gola, last summer . . . Willie Schwartz, a member of the 1936 Long Island Upiversity team that set the 39-straight record now Ban Francisco, admits that his team wouldn't have had a chance-against the Dons . . . only one man above 6-1 . . . , ..., Jut 'to keep himself bus? while not acting as foil to Sgt. Bllko, ••Ming actor Walter Cartier is going to make a ring comeback . . . • • * There's been lots of publicity about the post-season bonuses " passed out by Carroll Rosenbloom of the Baltimore Colts, but other owners follow the same practice in the National Football League . . . wihout ballyhoo . : . George Halas of the Bears, for one . . . The Israeli' Olympic, basketball team has dipped. into; America for a coach to get them, ready for the 'W Games — Elmer Biptey of West Point and the Harlem Globetrotters ... Oregon is sprouting another athletic family to rival the fabulous •haws — the Shanleys of North Bend . . . with sophomore Jim indicating he'll be one of the • webfeet halfback greats before 'he's through . . . Jack, a high'school Junior who stars in football, basketball and track . . . and Dick, a junior high schooler who, may excel both . . . Th« ROM Bowl wccess is all the more amazing when you consider that at the 103,000 seats In the oval, only 34,000 are from end lone to end lone ... It's amazing how the Yankees have to wait for the new Ma- batma, Casey Stengel, to.return from his globe-trotting before they can make vital decisions on player personnel . . . when all along It's General Manager George Weiss who controls the reins and pushes the button on any trade moves ... Between you'n'me, the big fight of 1956, heavyweigths notwithstanding, could be Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basllio ... one punched around by mediocre Tiger Jones, the other defeated by Chuck Davey . '\ . Flyers Not Too Far Back Ifs Still Dons in AP ' \ By BEN OLAN The Associated Press The San Francisco Dons, who will be seeking their 38th consecutive victory tonight against -Santa Clara, still are the nation's best college basketball team. But- Dayton isn't far behind. -That's the opinion of the sports.first place, 9 for seconfa, etc.,.San writers and broadcasters who participated In this week's Associated Press poll. Among' 118 ballots, the Dons picked up 94 /first-place votes and 16 seconds. Dayton drew 12 firsts of 10 points for and 78 seconds. On the basis Francisco piled up 1,145 points and Dayton 1,026. Each team- is unbeaten In 11 games. North Carolina State, upended by Duke Saturday night, dropped down a notch to third place with one first and 642 points. Duke's surprise triumph moved'it. from Thanks to Bert Bell, Sign Devore ALEXANDER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles end their search for a top-caliber head coach today with the signing of Hughie Devore of Dayton University — and they; have National Football League Commissioner Bert Bell to thank for their good fortune. At Dayton for the'past two years, Devore posted an 8-11-1 record. ~Deyore, a 46-year-old veteran college coach and Notre Dame star of the Khute Rockne era, told The Associated Press last night Bell convinced him offer. to accept the pro Devore said -he was not inclined at first to take the assignment, the dismissal of Hot Stovers Laughing About Series Boner . By FRANK ECK , AP Newisfcatures Sports Editor Baieball managers, coaches and players' especially the catchers, are having a lot of fun among themselves this winter. They are talking about a boner made by journeyman outfield- er-firts baseman Frank Kellert in the opening game of the 1955.World Series. It happened when Jack Robin- aqn stole home on a two out play with the Brooklyn Dodgers trailing 6-4 and with Kellert in the batter's box, • standing like a figure in the wax museum at Coney Island. The Yankees won 'the game 6-6. Robinson 1 was Yogi Berra called safe by Umpire Bill Summers, 'ah American League arbiter. To many, Eoblnson appeared'out. Nevertheless, Kellert 'failed- to-protect runner Robinson when Jackie came dashing madly down the third base line. ^ Yankee catcher yogi Berra took the chance of being skulled or. hit in the back by'Kellert's bat when he put, his glove in - front of home plate to taJte Whitey Ford's pitch and make a'quick tag on Robinson • ..' .'y CatchertBaljt;.. •»,':;>-' The writer asked Cleveland's.thira base coach, Tony Cuccinelio, what constituted a ' catcher's balk and, as he watched the official motion pictures of the Series, he quickly replied: , .' i, ' "It's the play where a catcher interferes with the batter. In the case of the Robinson steal of home, had Kellert's bat touched Berra there would have been a double penalty. Kellert would have been awarded first base and Robinson allowed to score." "•. .-...• Catcher Roy Catapanella of the world champion Dodgers agreed :' • "I spoke with Yogi about the play the next day (before the second game) and Berra said: " " 'All he (Kellert) had .to do was eft vacant by Jim. Trimble. In fact, he entered into a verbal agreement Saturday to remain a Jayton for another three year Nevertheless, he was told, the er was still open. Seeks Advice "I've known Bert for a long tim and r decided to ask his advlc on the matter," Devore explaine in a telephone interview last nigh from his West Orange, N.J., horn. "Well, to, be honest, with seve kids and the oldest wanting to star at Notre Dame in September, m primary concerns were securlt and money. At first, I felt I' be better off at Dayton but. recon siderlng what .Bert had said abou the pro offer, I decided yesterda that I would accept it. "He convinced me that it wa the chance of a lifetime and tha I had 'had enough college .exper ience to take on the asslgnmen He gave me the confidence t make the jump." .Devore will sign his contract an attend a press conference her later today. •It is expected that he probabl will receive between $15,000 an $18,000 a year with a three-yea pact. Big Clyde Elbows Past Big Bob NEW YOK "(*l — Big Clyd Lovellette of the Minneapolis Lak ers was back on top in the Nationa Basketball Assn.'s individual scor ing race today although i he hel only a scant 11-point margin ove Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks Lovellette has scored 722 point in 32 games for an average o 22.6. Pettit shows 711 points in 3i tilts for 23.7 a game. Hendricks (Henny) Young, who figures to be a . leading footbal candidate at Michigan State nex season,, is a brother of Claude (Buddy) > Young, former Illinois star. touch me with his bat. 1 " Kellert's Immobility was one of the reasons he was sold to the Chicago Cubs nine days after the Series. Later, ; when Kellert was Inter 1 viewed in Oklahoma City as a Cuo, he said: ,. "Robinson was out on that play!" Films seem to bear out Kellert's view, but major leaguers point out that the question would never have come up If Kellert had been on nil College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vanderbilt 72, Georgia Tech 59 Louisiana State 91, .Florida 90 Alabama 87, Mississippi State 75 Mississippi 76, Auburn 69 Maryland 59, South Carolina 53 West Virginia 89, Virginia ..Military 65 ; William and Mary 92. Furmari SI Virginia Tech 88, Davidson 63 Miami (Fla.) 89, Mississippi College M •-" ••;•' : "'' ' '. •' . "" Georgetown (ICy.) 97, Union (Ky.) 79 •'..'. Illinois 9«, Wlscoiuln 77 MlniMtaU 77. Indiana 71 ' Michigan 74, Purdue 67 Iowa 88, Ohio State 71. Missouri 7«, Kansas 54 Detroit tl, Drake «8 . •Cincinnati M, Loyola (New Or MUM) M Drury IT, Missouri Valley 72 Klrkavllle (Mo.) tt, Cape Girar, d*au 43 . >• ''r ••*.•'*:• ">•*. Hookhunt 101, Omaba • AriMtu TO, TM«« 67 •ouiton 71, Oklahoma Ctlf M Wells -T to 16" Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For It Pump It Soften It Filter It Cool It • Irrigate With It GINNERS - TAKE NOTICE: Let us furnish your water needs for fire fighting power unit cooling, for gtatiflers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Yedra to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. We have the answer to your needs for greater water volume and pressures. . McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. A club official said Devore was sought because of his proven ability to : handle players. Part of the blame for the Eagles- fourth-place tie. to the Eastern Division last season has been attributed to dissension among the players. llth to 6th. Vanderbilt clung to 4th place' followed by Kentucky. Ohio State climbed from 10th to 7th. Then come Illinois, North Carolina and Temple. North Carolina, beaten by Wake Forest, fell from 5th place. George Washington, formerly . 7th, was beaten by Maryland and Richmond and wound up in 14th place. Iowa state. No. 8 a week ago, lost to Kansas State and fell to 15th. The leaders, with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. San Francisco (94) 1,145 2. Dayton (12) 1,026 3. N. C. State (1) 692 4. Vanderbilt (4) 545 5. Kentucy (j) ~. 515 6. Duke (1) 328 7. Ohio State 285 8. Illinois 273 9. North Carolina 238 10. Temple The Second 10: . 11. Holy Cross (1) .1.. 12. Indiana 13 Louisville (1) 14. George Washington 15. Iowa State 16. Oklahoma City .... 17. Memphis State 18. Wake Forest 19. Alabama (1) ........ 20.- Utah 155 143 130 99 96 73 57 56 55 48 45 FAST BREAK—Resthaven Spunky Kate, foreground, and Briardale Beau M get out of ttw g««* in a hurry in the Regional Amateur Championship of the Southeastern States Field Trial Association at Pinehurst, N.C. Harold A. Crane of Washington owns the pointer. The setter, belong* to Anthony Imbesi of Bedminster, Pa. Fortjvfour dogs made it the largest entry in event's hMoiry. Fights Lost Night Ortiz Wins Second Main Event NEW YORK,,tfl — For a 19- i year-old youngster who had his i first professional fight less than a [ year ago, Carlos Ortiz Is By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ™37^ Brooklyn "toSuS Jackie Blair' OVA Dallas10 Jacitie Blair, 134 A, Dallas, 10 _ _ Toronto- James J. Parker, 213,flocking lightweight prospect. Barrie, Ont., outpointed Johnny! 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