The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 18, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 18, 1956
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PAGE NINE BLYTHEVIXLI (AUK.) COURIER NEW* Nobody Offers Odds n Title Fight Tonight SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sandy Saddler, despite giving way 10 years in age, is favored so strongly to defend suc- essfully his featherweight boxing title against Flash Elorde onieht that there aren't any odds posted on the outcome, ouigni "u" i""^ '_ The word on Jlstlc row here was that the only wagering was on when the scheduled 15-round -title match at the Cow Palace would end. Saddler raised his age to 32, mm I I three years over the "official 1 Maryland Job i ITTLE MAN FLIES HIGH—Physical rules say Earl Poucher should not be a pole vaulter, but hi crowdf 15 feet The Florida senior is short when he should be tall, lacks required speed. Top College Vaulter Is Not Built Like One ; GAINESVILE, Fla. — '(NBA) — In the land of Lilliutp, Earl Poucher would •be king of pole vaulters. . But Earl lives In a land where his five feet seven inches borders .on midget size. Competitors average •from three-to seven inches in height above the Florida senior. Physical rules say that young .Poucher should not be a pole vaul- -ter In addition to being short when he'should be tall, slow when he should be fast, he jumps with a short pole, 14 feet, when most ex•pert* recommend a longer one. Despite this, Poucher is America's, leading collegiate pole vaulter He is the greatest vaulter that ever lived who can walk under a five-foot nine inch,barrier without stooping. A Jump of 14 feet 10 inches at the New York Athletic.Club Meet lut winter earned him both titles. That Jump'was the closest any of the current collegiate crop have come to the once-mythical 15 feet. • The only ones who whip Earl consistently now are fellows like Bob Richards, Don Laz and Bob Smith, who have been out of college a half dozen years or so. They have vaul- able experience over Poucher, a 21 -year-old 'journalism student. Poucher twice missed 16 feet by the margin of the muscles in his chest. In the "Washington Games during the last Indoor season, he cleared 14-6 and the bar was moved to 15 three times he felt the bar brush his chest and fall. Then In the New York A. C. Meet, he cleared 14-10. Reverned Richards, who won, hiked the bar up to 15 feet. Poucher's three jumps mis- eed again only because he's such a chesty little fellow. Poucher crowded 14-10 In summer meet*. He'll complete In this win- ter's indoor meets, especially those in February. -' . Poucher hopes to jump 15 feet before the year is concluded. "I've been improving since • I was 11 _ when my big brother, Leroy, built a runway through an orange grove hi our backyard in St.. Petersburg and taught me how to jump with bamboo poles," he says. Brother Leroy, who runs a nur- 20 Nations Are Represented In Winter Olympics CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italylffl —Scores of athletes streamed into little Cortina early today, raising to 20 the number of nations already represented for the 7th annual Winter Olympics. , A 35-meniber American contingent arrived early this morning along with 37 Finnr and 28 entries from Sweden. The winter games — on skis and skates — are set for Jan. 26 and will close Feb.5. With little more than a week to go, the nations already on the scene are: The United States, Austria, Nor way, Iceland, Belgium, Finland, West and Best Germany, Italy, Poland, Lebanon, 1 Romania, Britain, Sweden, South Korea, Japan, Russia, France, .Canada and Switzerland. Today's arrivals were met by rapidly improving weather — that meant snow, was falling. Eight to 12 inches of snow would make the skiing surfaces almosl perfect now that the general, and dangerous, thaw has stopped. sery- in St. Petersburg, jumped for Florida, set a Southeastern Conference record of 14-2%. Most vaulters run the 100-yarc dash in 10 seconds or better, but Earl Poucher's best time is 10.7. He uses a 14-foot pole-of Swedish steel. Since the pole goes .eight inches down into the box, it means that when he cleared 14-10, he .was leaping a foot and a half higher than the top of his pole. But since he holds the pole level at 12-3, he was actually getting a handstand of two feet, eight inches. Earl Poucher is convinced he can can get a three-foot handstand which would put him above 15 feet International Skaters Go DAVOS, Switzerland W) — To skaters from 14 nations open-th four - day Swiss Internationa Championships today with the 500 meter sprint. Sixty - nine skaters are entere and all are winding up their train ing for the Winter Olympics whic get under way in Cortina D'Am pezzo, Italy, Jan. 26. . The United States has entere> two members of its team.— Ke Henry of Chicago and Don McDer mott of Englewood Cliffs, N. J who finished first and second, respectively, in the 1952 Olympic 600- meter test. Aligned against Henry and Me Dermott today were Jurij Sergee of Russia, holder of the curren world record of 40.8 for the dis tance, and Toivo Solonen of Fin land, the present world champion. COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tommy Mont has. been amed to succeed Jim Tatum s football coach at the Uni- ersity of Maryland. Bill Cobey, a university graduate ke Mont, was appointed athletic [rector. Tatum, who quit Jan. 8 to go ack to his alma mater of North arolina, had held both jobs. Dr. Wilson H. Elkins, university resident, made it plain he had one no farther than Maryland it- elf to pick Mont and Cobey to ake over for Tatum, who had uilt Its greatest .football- teams rom 1947-55. Maryland won 71- out f 87 scheduled games and three f six postseason bowls. "I decided I should look at our wn staff and stay within it," Said Dr. Elkins yesterday. In future, he aid, "we would like to accent as much as we possibly can Maryand boys." At this point,. Tatum Interposed omewhat of an objection to the dea that he hadn't accepted as many Maryland high school'boys s potentially good football pl*yrs. " ' He pointed out the IS of « on ast vear's undefeated squad were more than on Maryland's 1940 quad and proportionately more ban on the North Carolina squad le is inheriting. Dr. Elkins said the 33-year-old Mont, an assistant to • Tatum since 951 was a "natural" to Implement the policy of "Maryland football for .Marylanders" since he was a native of Cumberland, Md., and a 1946 graduate of the unlver- ilty, for which he was a quarter- Out of Kentucky, the great bourbon country, comet the greatest of them all, mellow, warmhearted, aged to perfection six full years...Ancient Age. We challenge you to find * better bourbon. KNTIKKrtTMNNTlNMM WHWtW. HW*» • * «00f M,i MUtKHRTt W. Mont Gets record " book figures, during his training stint here. Elorde, the Filipino champion of the Orient Is 22. Interest in the fight was low locally. Promoter Bennle Ford optimistically forecast a crowd of 6,000 and a gross gate of $30,000, but the feeling generally was that his figure was high. Referee Change Charley Johnston, Saddler's manager, was. paetfied fay a Cal LITTLE . BOCK, Ark., Jan. 18— In preparation for the annual hearing on game and fish regulations, the Commission Is putting a number of Items on the agenda for full discussion at the open meeting ou Monday, January 23rd, at the Game and Fish Commissionn Building In Little Rock. This state meeting will be preceded by a number of county and district, meetings now taking place throughout the state, and a summary of these recommendations will be presented at the annual meeting. It is expected that a full proposal will be made covering the opening of a statewide season on otter, Ifomia State Athletic Commission announcement that Ray Flores would replace Jack Downey as the referee. Downey worked a .ndntltle bout here last month between Sad- .dler and Davey Gallardo, and Johnston contended he failed to maintain discipline in the ring. Saddler won the bout by a technical knockout in a bloody melee. Elorde won a decision over the champion In Manila last summer Saddler won the crown originally In 1948, lost it four months later and regained it In 1950. Since then he's been unbeatable with the title at stake, numbering among his victims seven foreign fighters. He has a record of 142 victories, 100 be knockouts, in 159 fights. : .Elorde, ranked ninth among the world's featherweights, has won 27 in 37 bouts. Tonight's fight will be televised nationally at 10 p.m., EST. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 91, Fort Wayne 85 New York 112, Rochester 107 Minneapolis 97, St. Louis 88 back. At the same tune, he sought to assure all that the selection of a "home grown" product dldn' mean de-emphasis of football a Maryland. ARKANSAS OUTDOORS (Same. * fish Commfsston College Basketba which has been closed to taking or trapping Jor thirty-three years. At the same time the Commission has received a number of recommendations asking for a completely closed season on wild mink and muskrat. Most trappers are reporting that the basic stock on mink Is almost at the critical point. The technical staff of the Game and Pish Commission will report on the same subject. ' From recent flndlnn It !» apparent that otter have reached the point throughout the itate that a reasonable harvest should be taken in order to protect the fish life In a number of Important fishing waters. • During the remaining hunting seasons are open through the month of January, hunters are urgently requested to use care In handling of if t?+\»f anri r.tgflrfltt.Rs In the fields By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holy Cross 81, Dartmouth 67 Colgate 8-1, HObart 62 Niagara 84, Toronto Unlv 56 Connecticut 83, New Hampshire 56 WM & Mary 81, Virginia Military 72 Sewanee (Univ. of South) 76, Miss State 72 Virginia State 85, West Va State 3 ! Cincinnati 71, Xavier (Ohio) 66 j Missouri Valley 68, Wm Jewell. 62 ' Baker (Kan) 78, Ottawa (Kan) I 71 : Seattle 89, Oklahoma City 84 i (overtime) ' ' Idaho State 63 Colorado State 54 USAF Olympic Trvout All Stars 101, Boiling APB 63 and woods. The drouth Is probably at it« most critical stage at this point, and until general rains throughout 'the state, the fire hazard can do untold damage to cover, timber, and wildlife. Sportsmen and wildlife orj-aniza-l tiona are again urged to send r«pre-1 sentatlves to the state meeting and to advise the Commission of their recommendations on all game and fish regulations. The meeting starts at 10:00 ».m. on Monday, January I 23rd. I 1 JANUARY 18, 19M MantlelsStill Unsigned f Gets Tonsils Yanked NEW YORK M— Mickey Mantle was rolled Into the'operating room of Lenox Hill Hospital today to have his tonsils removed. Before he underwent surgery, be revealed: 1. That he had sent back nil contract to the New York Yankeea unsigned. ' . *. 2. That his leg misery, which hampered his play In the World Series, is better. 3. The Yanks would win the American League .pennant .again this year. The husky outfielder said he had not been asked by General .Manager George Weiss why he . had returned the contract without his signature. But, he expects to b« called into Weiss' office before he heads back home to Oklahoma. He said he'd tell Weiss that n* wants more money than he ha* been offered. But he hastened t» add that he's'certainly not a holdout, and hinted that he -won't tx» surprised if he signs before leaving New York. He declined to confirm the fiff- ures but admitted they were •hot." As for the ailing leg, he said: "I just tested It the hard way by racing my twin brothers, Ray and Boy, and I beat them. As long a* I can finish ahead of them in a race, I won't worry about my speed." Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, . Fla. — Jimmy Morris, 154, Miami, outpointed. Joe MIceli, 149, Brooklyn, 10. Houston, Tex. — Paul Jorgensen 129, Houston, outpointed LaUro Salas, 129, Los Angeles, 10 . Holyoke, Mass.—Sammy Walker, 169, Springfield, Mass, knocked put Bob Bolton, 160, Providence. Attention Farmers! Now Is the time to have your cotton w«d * delinted and treated for best result* hi your spring planting CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 We've said it before, and well say it again: If you can afford any new oar, you can afford a Buick-and the sales figures make the proof of that stronger and stronger. Just ask yourself: which cars would normally be in the top 3 of America's best sellers? The well-known mailer cars-naturally. But which cars art in that Big 3? Two of the well-known smaller cars, and Buick — for over two years running now. That means Buick prices arc w«H within reach of more and more people-thanks primarily to the budget-tagged Buick Sracui, like the on* pictured above. And Hilt's the whole point of the matter. 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