The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1956 · Page 7
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 ,lKt BLTTlflEVlLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Castleman Carries Mail for the Giants By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK — (NBA) — Daryl Spencer Is Carl Hubbell's boy with the Giants, but the old left-hander talks about Foster Castleman by the hour. Both are returning to the Polo Grounds in the spring, Spencer after two years in the Army, Castleman following a third operation for the removal of cartilage in a, knee. * They could make the New York Nationals' infield. Hubbell, who cultivates the Giants' farms, is more concerned about Castleman because he demonstrated in Minneapolis that he can play second base, and a replacement must be found for Davey Williams. Everybody who has seen Castleman between , knee carvings is convinced that he will hit major j league pitching. Although only 25, Castleman has r if r a been "* ^ chain since 1949, with two years out for the Navy. He has the know-how and dash and fire, but has been plagued by the Vn»<. ti-nnhic «inc»- HIP ^rrlnp- of 1953. "Castleman is carrying mail in a suburb of Minneapolis to strengthen his knees," reports Director Hubbell, "and you can say that he is lugging it more for us than Uncle Sam. Losing a cartilage is like having your appendix removed. Once it's out, the knee will function. Foster tells us that steady walking has convinced him that his knees are now as sound as ever." . • • • • WHEN SPENCER HIT 27 home runs batting .294 for Minneapolis In 1952, Horace Stoneham could have sold the six-foot three-inch, 195-pound shortstop to the Yankees and Red Sox for $250,000. Spencer was judged the minor leaguer most likely to succeed. While his fielding and hand-the-ball-to-first-base type of throwing was sending railbirds into ecstacies at the Phoenix camp, veteran scouts Tom Sheehan, Dutch Reuther and Chick Qenovese said that if Spencer did not make good, superior early appraisers might just as well quit beating the brush for ballplayers. Leo Durocher wanted to employ Spencer at shortstop and move Alvin Dark to third base, but hesitated about making a definite decision. The result-Was that both played all over the place and Spencer-wound up a mixed-up kid. If nothing else, the 1953 season proved that Spencer belongs on the left side of the infield. It now has been decided to leave Dark, the star, at shortstop and use Spencer, now 26, at third base. HUBBELL RECALLS THE Giants finishing sixth in '32 and winning the world championship in '33. t "That was because we had the nucleus and came up with Blondy Ryan at shortstop, George Davis to center field and two new pitchers, Hal Schumacher and Bud Parmelee," he recollects. "We have the base now in players like Willie Mays, Dark, Whitey Lockman and Don Mueller and pitchers on the order of Johnny Antonelli and Kubeh Gomez." There are others coming up to the Giants in the spring, including a half-dozen young pitchers, but Carl Hubbell is most hopeful about the talented Infielders/-Foster Castleman and Daryl Spencer. -rnpc TQP uinH Horst Lasser has that forward look aflight on the RiezleYn Ski Jump, hard by Oberstdorf, East Germany. He will represent Germany in the Winter Olympic Games at Cortina, Italy, Jan. 26-Feb. 5. Divided Germany is unit here. Satterfield's Chin Gets In Way,Stopped I n81 h CHICAGO (AP) — Bob 'Satterfield's chin got in his way again last night keeping hjm once more from crossing the threshold to heavyweight title contention. Johnny Holman, a hulking 201- pounder with the reach of an octopus, catapulted three long rights to Satterfield's sensitive button. Three times Satterfield, out-, weighed by 17 pounds, dropped to the canvas. He went down for a nine count in the second round of the nationally televised fight at Chicago Stadium, for eight in the third and finally the scheduled 10-round bout was stopped in the eighth. Holman's right in the eighth flattened the 13-5 favorite. But Satterfield staggered up just at the count of 10 with eight seconds to go before the bell. Referee B e r n i e Weissman stopped it, giving Holman a technical knockout. Holman, who is 28, has a kayo list that includes besides Satter- Relti, Ezzard Charles, Cesar Brion and Boardwalk Billy Smith. The International Boxing Club has promised him a Feb. 17 date in Madison Square Garden against Nino Valdes or the winner of the Feb. 3, scrap between Bob Baker and Hurricane Jackson. Charitable Hogan May NotBe So Kind to OtherPros In Play PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ben Hogan comes out of retirement tomorrow for charity, but his benevolence may not extend to other pros entered in the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament. Blazing Ben, who retired last June after failing to win the National Open, turned to a -nifty 65 in a practice round Wednesday at Cypress Point and remarked, "I was putting better than I have to two years." Both he an-, his crooner partner in the pro-amateur meet had said before that practice round that they did not expect they would raise a winning sweat during the $15,000, 54-hole tourney. Crosby said he convinced Hogan to leave his Texas home by pointing out his appearance would increase the gate. The .singer said he returned to, play after four years on the idelines because Hogan "was mighty persuasive." •After that Crosby shot a creditable practice 75 and Hogan fired seven birdies and an eagle for his 65. . . Crosby for 10 years has been picking up the tab for the tourney and donating receipts to charity. He is putting out a $2,500 first prize for best pro and a $1,500 first prize for the play-for-pay man in the winning pro-amateur team. In the starting field are 125 two- man teams, including such sharp- shooting pros as Byron Nelson, Marvin (Bud) Ward, Dr. Gary Middlecoff, Doug Ford, Bo Wininger, Walter Burltemo, Lloyd Mangrum, Bob R o s b u r g, Bud Holscher, Gene Littler, Mike Sou- chak, Tommy Bolt, Ed Oliver, John Bulla and Dutch Harrison. Nelson had a 68 in practice while Ward had a 71, Bolt a 70 and Mangrum a 67. Among the amateurs are Freeman. Gosden (Andy of Amos 'n' Andy), Phil Harris, Johnny Welss- muller, Hoagy Carmichael, Gordon Macrae, Dean Martin, President Eisenhower's brother Edgar and Lindsay Crosby. Head Courier News Classified Ads College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Columbia 82, Pennsylvania 74 Fordham. -66, .Princeton 64 Temple 80, Villanova 73 Army 69, Colgate 68 Carnegie Tech 68, West Virginia 66 Syracuse 71, Perm State 64' Boston Univ 80, Boston College 65 Duke 109, Clemson 80 Tennessee 62, Georgia 59 Navy 83, Johns Hopkins 46 Louisville 80, Notre Dame 75 (overtime) St. Louis 75, Bradley 67 Toledo 71, Bowling Green 69 Washington (St. Louis) 59, South ern Illinois 48 ' 'Washburn 81, Maryville (Mo) 57 MoPherson 71, Bethany (Kan) 67 Bethel (Kan) 77, Kansas Wes- leyau 63 New Mexico 92, Montana 79 Texas Tech 85, Arizona 78 Dons Rate Tops In Defense NEW YORK UR — Unbeaten San Francisco, the nation's top-ranked basketball team, held the best defensive record among the major colleges today. The Dons, who have won then- last 38 games to move within one of tying the all-time record, have yielded only 626 points in 12 games for an average 01' 52.2 points. Oklahoma A&M's perennial ball- control specialists are next with 63.8 followed by Stanford with 54.6. St. Louis Looks Good The talented San Francisco team, however, it is not even among the first 3i on offense. ' The highest scoring team Is Morehead State of Kentucky with 1173 points in 12 contests for a 97.8 average. The records include Tuesday's games. —NCAA Service Bureau statistics also showed that George Washington is the top field goal shooting team with a .488 percentage on in 655 attempts. North Carolina State, ranked third in the nation, is best from the foul line, having hit on 301 of 387 free throws for a .778 mark. Other teams ranked in the top 10 on offense include St. Louis, No. 8 with an 88.7 point average in 10 games. On defense, Tulsa' is No. 5. The Hurricanes have allowed an average of 57.1 points in IS games. Washington (of St. Louis) is No. 8, allowing its opponents an average of 58.1 points in 9 games. Doak Does Swan In Pro Bowl LOS ANGELES (ff) — Sunday's pro bowl game between the stars of the Eastern and Western cot* ferences of the National Football League will mark Doafc Walker's final appearance as a player. "This will be my last football game," said the Detroit halfback. "I'm severing all connection with football. It has been good to me and Ive made a lot of friends in the game. I don't plan to try coaching. It's true, I could change my mind on that, but I don't think I will." Walker will be at the flanker spot in Sid Gillman's West lineup. Perez Keeps Flyweight Crown, Whips Filipino BUENOS AIRES (AP) still was in possession of the the Philippines' Leo Espinosa. The little Argentine, standing under five feet and weighing only 107% pounds, pounded out a 15- round decision last night before a sellout Luna Park crowd of more Pascual Perez, who looks more like a jockey than a fighter, world flyweight title today after turning back the challenge of Sooners Sweep 'Most Valuable' Tl • IT* Third Time LAWRENCE, Kan., Ut—Tommy McDonald today was named the most valuable back in the Big Seven - Missouri Valley Conference area, giving Oklahoma its third sweep of "most valuable" football player honors since 1949. McDo'nald, a 109 pound junior halfback from Albuquerque, N. M. received 50 votes in a poll of members of the midwes*. chapter of the Football Writers Association of America. Earlier, .his week Bo Bolinger. guard on Oklahoma's cham pionship team, was announced as winner of the "most valuable lineman" award. All American The No. 1 scorer and ground gainer in the Big Seven the past season, McDonald also was on the Associated Press' 1955 All America team. v In 1949 tackle Wade Walker, and halfback Junior Thomas of Oklahoma won the awards. In 1952 it was the Sooners' Tom Catlin, center, and Billy Vessels, a halfback. The winners will receive wrist watches contributed by newspapers of the Big Seven-Valley area. Other backs receiving votes in the poll conducted by Don Pierce, Kansas University athletic publicity director and secretary of the midwest chapter, were Rex Fischer, Nebraska, 7; Earl Lunsford, Oklahoma A&M 6; Billy Bussell, Detroit, 4, and Doug Roether, Kansas State, 2. '• than 25,000 in the second defense of his title. Espinosa weighed 111W. Perez's next title fight probably will be against Dai Dower of Wales in London, perhaps in April. He is undefeated in 26 pro fights. Only a draw with Japan's Yoshio Shirai, from whom he won the title in November 1954, mars his record. Under Argentine regulations the vote of the three judges was not announced. But on the Associated Press card, Perez won 10 rounds, Espinosa 3 and 2 were even. Perez cut Espinosa under the left eye in the third round and had him down for a count of four in the ninth. Blood from the wound seemed to bother the Filipino as it ftow- ed freely at intervals but a boring commission physician said the cut was of little importance. Espinosa got up in the ninth after being floored with a stinging le!t and was received still more punishment when the bell ended .the round. The pace, fait through the first 10 rounds, was slow thrbugn the last five as Espinosa concentrated on trying to put »cros» * knockout punch. But he wa* outclassed by the fast-moving Pere*. JAMES A. CABLE Distributor , Arkansas Fuel Oil Corp. CITIES SERVICE PRODUCTS I would like to inform all my friends in the Blytheville area that I have recently been transferred back home. I was born and grew up two miles south of town and I am very happy to be back. I hav« been distributor for the same company for the past eight years in the Southwest part of the state and I am thoroughly familiar with the products and th« business. I earnestly solicit all my friend's business and would greatly appreciate a continued business with tht old customer who have been using Cities ServiM Product. You Can Own Your Own Home HOMES FOR SALE Two, Three And Four Bedrooms Complete with All Fixtures Bathroom, Kitchen Sinks, Hot Water Heater and Space Heaters Completely Remodeled (like new) Inside and Out If You Own Your Own Lot - No Down Payment Is Necessary All You Pay Is Moving and Closing Costs. Delta Home Investment Co. OPEN WEEKDAYS AND SUNDAY 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. , ArkonMi (Formerly V«t«rant Homing Quartan) fhon. 3.3369 OUR ENTIRE STOCK EVERYTHING MUST GO NOW! 1 SALE WILL CONTINUE THRU THIS WEEKEND Prices have been cut to their very lowest on every piece of merchandise in our store. This includes all undamaged goods. If you think you will be in the market for furniture, lamps, electrical appliances, in short any item we carry, NOW is the time to buy. FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE Come Early While the Selection Is Still Complete ALL SALES CASH - ALL SALES FINAL ALVIN HARDY Furniture Co. "Complete Home Furnishers" 113 E. Main Phone 2-2302

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