The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 16, 1956
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VAGC EIGHT BLTTHKVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 18.1956 ^ CALLING HIS SHOTS PANCHO GON2ALS? TOU6H BHOUGrM TO HANDLE OV THE COURT DOMINATING rut pee TOUR)... Tkey Seem to Overlook Boys Like Ray Dittrich By JIMMY BRESUN NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — Ray Dittrich is 23 and he lives in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It'i the kind of neighborhood when people work hard, for a living •nd they do the same things day »It«r day. They have the same Wor- rlM about money and they eat at the s»me time and. they complain to the landlord about.not enough heat during the winter. This is normal living in East New Tork or Champaign, III, or Butte, Mont., or wherever people are not rich. But Ray Dittrich does not like it. "I am," he says, "a fighter . . . •ft professional fighter." When he tells you that, he is thinking of the money men who light with their fists make.^He ts thinking of a house in a smart suburb, a big car, a business of his own—the things fighters can attain. Ray venders about this as he walks into Stillman's Gymnasium to train. "I art myself," he says, "what am I doing here? I haven't had a fight in a year and now they are moving this business away from here and it looks like maybe I'll never be a fighter, even if my trainer thinks I «an light good." Dittrich is a preliminary boxer, a «-l light-heavyweight. Ray — and the many others like him—is the last person anybody considers when ths bossing business is moved around by promoters and the International WHAT'S NEXT?—Ray Dittrich wonders if he'll ever get the chance to be a fighter. Managers' Guild. He is a six-round fighter, who, in a year or so, might be able to step into the main event ranks and give the creaking sport another new face He might not make it, but certainly there ,is somebody in his category who will—if they ever; get the chance, nor has he had it so far simply because there is no place for him to fight. New York and New Jersey have ho small clubs Madison Square Garden and the St Nicholas Arena were the only clubs who could give employment to preliminary boys. * * • They could not take care of all of them, so Ray Dittrich had a four- round fight last February and now he has a six-round fight scheduled tonight. "After that," Ray wonders, "where am I going to go? Nobody can pay my way to Chicago for a preliminary bout. I thought if I could win big in this fight I have coming up : I'd start getting action. I could get married if I had fights. I get $150 for this six-rounder. Maybe I could work myself into more. ,But now, I don't know. "I work on the docks two days a week. I get about S32 and it's been this way since 1953. I guess I'm going to wind up on the docks for good. My. father, he's worked as a roofer ail his life. He's 60 now and he still works hard. Me, I wanted to be a fighter." Ray Dittrich then went to punch the bag a little. But nobody at Stillman's seemed to care. They were talking about- guild and commissions and a dying business. Today They Pick To see our Showing of Smart, New Fabrics for Custom-Tailored Suits, Sport Coats, Topcoats and Slacks for Spring and Summer Tues. & Wed., Jan. 17 & 18 James R. Scott NOTKO FASHION AUTHORITY PROM D»liY« r now or lattt at you pr«f« ffailor* oj irn R. D. HUGHES CO. Cold Shoulder in Grid Draft Could Be Hot One on Pros BT MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK — (NBA) — A private salon in Los Angeles' Amabssador Hotel, the round tables peopled by such seers as Paul Brown and George Halas, will decide ^the roosting spot of 1955's college football greats — maybe! The tiotshots go.first in the National Football League draft today. Then they hang around to pick up the culls. But you there, No. 25 pick, who says you can't make it down on the field, even If there were 299 other football players rated better professional prospects? Nate Borden, a 25th choice last year of the Green Bay Packers, did. He's a first-string defensive end. In 1953, the New York Giants waited until the 27th round before nabbing tackle Roosevelt Brown of Morgan State. He was in the Fro Bowl game yesterday. The Philadelphia Eagles last January went for Dean Dugger of Ohio State, fourth round; Gene Lamone of West Virginia, fifth; and Billy Quinn of Texas, sixth. None lasted through training camp. Ted Wegert, who never went to college and never appeared on-a draft roll, became the recruit halfback star. * * • Dugger's Buckeye wtar mate, Dick Brubaker, wasn't plucked by the Chicago Cardinals until the 15th round, earned an offensive end spot. The Cleveland Browns rubbed palms in anticipation about North Texas State's Dean Renfro, second in the draft, and-Southern California's Aramis Dandoy, a .high fifth, both breakaway, runners. Who made the team? An unknown halfback named Bob Smith of Nebraska, plucked 15th. Frank McDonald was an All- America end at Miami of Florida, spotted No. 7 by the Baltimore Colts. He couldn't hold a job, Dick Chorovich, from Miami of. Ohio, picked No. 12, became an offensive tackle regular. A unanimous All-America guard Bud Brooks of Arkansas, caught the fancy of the Detroit Lions in the fifth round. Ten rounds later they shrugged in the direction of another guard, Auburn's George Atkins. Brooks never was in an NFL game..Atkins made the pay- roll. Washington grabbed back Bay Perkins 'of Syracuse the third time around. Halfback Hal Norrls of California was No. 16. Guess who made the Redskins? The'Los Angeles Rams cut loose Southern California's Ed Fo'uch, No. 4, and Corky Tharp, No. 6, and traded away their top 1954 pick, Ed Beatty. Still on the roster is tackle Glen Holtzman of North Texas State, No. 25. in '54. There were others — Charlie Sumner, No. 22 in the '54 draft, a flna ix»nlcl« defon-Hyo hnlfhar-V fnr the Bears;- ditto.Richie McCabe, No. 22 in the '55 roll call for the Steelers and George Maderos of little Chieo State, a 21st round pick for the '48ers. , What about bonus prize George Shaw and No. 1 pick, Alan Ameche of the Baltimore Colts, you say? G'wan, you don't want to spoil my story do you? Meeting Fa/7s To Name New Western Team LINCOLN Vf)— Directors of tht Class A Western Baseball League adjourned early today without malt- Ing a decision on who would replace Wichita, Kan., which moved up to the American Assn. The directors agreed to meet again Jan. 28 at Colorado Springs, Colo., to decide whether Topeka or Hutchinson, Kan., would get the open berth. Rapid City, S. D., the third city under consideration, decided to postpone their decision. ' The city selected will join Amarillo, Tex., and Albuquerque, N. M.. as new members of the loop. The Western operated last year with six teams—Lincoln, Des Molnes and Sioux City, Iowa, Pueblo, Colo., Colorado Springs, and Wichita., . Topeka and Hutehtason made . their franchise was with resswa- ' | tionsT, Topeka asked for a two week extension to raise necessary capital but Hutehinson's delegation said It was interested only if guaranteed a full working agreement with a major club. Tito Featherweight Title Go Steals Fistic Spotlight THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A world" featherweight title match at San Francisco Wednesday between champion Sandy Sad* dler and challenger Plash Blorde will steal some ol the headlines from the many-pronged investlga. tions of the boxing guild. Saddler, 29, is favored to cling to the title he has held since Sept. 8, 1950," when he recaptured it from Willie Pep. .It has been almost .a year since Saddler last defended, against Teddy (Bed Top) Davis. • The chief reason for the Elorde match Is that the little man from the Philippines beat Saddler in an over-the-weight match July 20, 1955 at Manila. Not Dark Yet Boxing continues in New York past today's deadline set by Julius Self and, chairman of the State Athletic Commission, with licensed managers meeting the test by resigning from the broken Boxing Guild of New York.. Where total darkness threatened 10 days ago, now; two shows will be run in ttie state this week at New York and Syracuse. The Monday pairing .between John L. Sullivan of England and Tony Johnson of New York was approved by Helfand In fairness to he boxers and all concerned, DuMont will telecast. The Friday fight at Syracuse is a match between middleweight^ Gil Turner of Philadelphia and Jackie ,abua of New York. Read Courier News Classified Ads Villanova Track Men Have Olympic Look BOSTON (AP) — Olympic committeemen and college track coaches take note: the team to remember is Villanova. The Wildcats from suburban Phi adelphia awed the onlookers Satur day at the invitational Knights o Columbus Games which launche the indoor banked board season They won five events and gained tie for first in the sixth event i which its members competed. Phil Eeavis, a 5-9 sophomor fro mSomervttle, Mass., commande attention as an Olympic prospei for this eyar by clearing 6 fet, .9' inches in the high jump—only a inch short of the world indoor rec ord. l Ron Delaney, a Villanova sopho more from Dublin, Ireland, jogge confidently to victory in a compar atlvely slow mile in 4:11.2. Charlie Jenkins, the piston-strid ing Olympic hope from nearb Cambridge and another of the Vi lanova crew, purred to a winnin 1:11.4 effort in the 600, then anchor Budweisers (Bowlers) Lead Defending Kings ST. LOUIS UK — The Budweiser of St. Louis will head for Detro next week with an imposing 965-pi lead at the halfway point of thei national match team bowlin championship series with the De troit Strohs, the defending champs Bay Bluth scored 736 and Die Weber 722 last night as the Bud hit the Strohs with a series o strikes to take the fourth three game block, 3,347 to 2,951. The fi nal 12 games will be played in De troit next weekend. Tires and Tubes Expert Repairs: Towing Service LUBRICATION CAR WASH OIL CHANGE CAR PDLISH Yet, we can offer you complete Car Servicing at . . • PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway Phone 3-4453 Try a Texaco Serric* Station First.' We Can Supply Yon with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL "Let us power your farm and heat your home" , We deliver .«nywhere to Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blytherllle Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 unit which defeated Manhattan's crack foursome. The time was ed his team's winning mile relay 3:20.0. George Sydnor, still another Villanova sophomore, won the 50-yard dash in 5.4 seconds. And Don Bragg of Villanova tied with the Eev. Bob Richards, Don Laz and Jerry "Welbourn at 14 feet 6 inches it) the pole vault. In other phases of the meet Harrison Dillard won his 18th medal locally -in the 45-yard high hurdles (5.1), Horace Ashenfelter won 33 advertised in the two-mile (9:03.S) and Pvt. Tom Courtney, ex-Fordham, captured the 1,000 (2:14.6). Pittsburgh's two-mile relay team ogt the only meet 'record with a 7:39.6 clocking. Previous best was Syracuse's 7:41.9 of a year ago. Licks Alma Mater MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (5) — Coach Floyd (Pappy) Schwartzwalder, whose Syracuse football team defeated West Virginia University this year, is a former West Virginia ;high school coach as well as .a one-time WVU star. Schwartzwalder coached at Weston, Sistersville and Parkersburg after pitying for Greasy Neal's Mountaineers in the early 1930s. Mrs. Hagge Wins Golf Tourney SEA ISLAND, Ga. WV-A beautiful approach shot and a fine putt under pressure yesterday sent Mar- 'lene Bauer Hagge of AsheviUe,' N. C., irlto the winner's circle of the Sea Island Women's Invitational Tournament, the first 'in the 'Ladies Professional Golfers' Assn. 1965 tour. The victory was worth $630. 1 Mrs. Hagge won it the hard way knocking in a par four "on the. first Four Alabama players — Harry Gilmer, Ed Salem, Dixie - Howell and Clell Hbbson — have gained more than 1,000 yards in one season for the Crimson Tide. Gilmer did it twice. extra hole' of a sudden death play- oH. She finished the regulation 38 holes in ft three-way tie with Mary Lena'Faulk of Thomasyule, Ga., and Joyce Ziske of Waterford, Wls. All three posted 152s in the $3,500 tournament played over the tough men's par 36-36—72 course. Miss Faulk and Miss Ziske divided second and third prizes, collecting checks for $427.50 each. 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