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Monday, October 10, 1955
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Marciano Will Retire After One More Fight As Unbeaten Champ By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Sports Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — Rocky Marciano will retire from boxing, the first undefeated heavyweight in ring history, after one more defense of his title next June. His unprecedented career will reach both climax and conclusion on a magic 50, the number of professional fights he will have waded through in a blood-gutted processional dating back to 1947. "The lousy press I got after the i by back-shippers. 'You'll lick him Cockell fight last May first got me easy, champ. He ain't got a to thinking seriously of quitting," confided Rocky over a cup of coffee in a swank Hampshire House overlooking Central penthouse Park. "I didn't know if I was through or not, they told me I looked so bad. You might as well know I'm not really 31 years old. I'm 32. While I've been going up. I've passed guys going downhill—Louis, Walcott, Charles—and they all begin to go when they start pressing 33-34. "That's why I never worried about Moore. Sure, he was a good fighter, but look—be was at least 38. I had six years on him. That alone figured to beat him." Rocky first broached retirement to this writer 18 months ago. He wondered then how many good fights he had left. He wonders now how long his family can stand the sirain. "I never saw Pop take it so bad like this last one,".he said with worry etched in his brow. ''You know, other guys are surrounded chance.' "Me, I'm surrounded .by worriers. Allie Columbo worries. Al Weiil worries, even Charley Goldman worries. Pop sees them worry, so he worries, too. It's too tough on him. "And what kind of life has my wife, Barbara, got? I don't see her for three mouths. That's Why we atayed in New York a week after the fight, going to shows and spots. I owed it to her." Avid :,ports fan (hat he is. Mar- ciiino completely skipped the first six games of the, World Series, although Yankee owners Dan Topping and Del Webb put a private limousine and their private box at his disposal. He sneaked off to spend a few days in»seclusion with his wife and little daughter. Any professional activity for Rocky before next summer is out. His accountant has told him he's in the 90 per cent tax bracket and to forget about added income till June, 1956, the start of his next fiscal year. His has money invested in the stock market. The champion over his morning coffee turns first to the financial pages. Why should he fight again? First, it's his profession, and Rocky Is acutely proud of it. Second, he has an easy pay day in sight, and the boy who once dug ditches in Brockton is aware of the drop in income once he retire. Rocky is obsessed with a sense of history. He once candidly remarked, "If I have a big ambition in life, it's to be the first heavyweight champion of the world to quit with a clean record of no lickings. I want 'em to remember me for that. "I won't quit as long as there's a fight around they say I'm trying to duck. I'll quit clean." He can do that after the next fight. Only three contenders remain — Nino Valdes, Hurricane Jackson and Bob Baker. Whoever it is for next June doesn't figure to trouble him. He'll have his even half hundred, a permanent niche alongside the Dempseys, Tunneys and Louises, earthly security and \varm recog- in highway bonds and dabbles a bit nition — and all his marbles. Former Major League Hurler Stabbed to Death SAN ANTONIO, Tex. lift— Howie Pox, 34. who pitched for three major league baseball clubs, wns .stabbed to death after he ejected three young men from his tavern in the early morning hours yesterday. Two college students and another man were booked by police. Charges were being prepared today Witnesses said Fox was stabbed three times in front of his tavern and died crawling toward the door. His bartender Hubert Callahan, 47, was critically slashed. Booked for investigation of murder and assault to murder was John J. Strickland, 20, a San Antonio College student. Booked as material witnesses were Jack G. Allen, 21, also a student at the college, and Martin Belto, 27. Strickland had a severe cut over his right eye—caused, he told police, when he was struck by Fox with what looked to him like a miniature baseball bat. All three made statements to police. Officers pieced together this story: After the fight in front of the tavern, Strickland's companions took him to City-County Hospital, where several stitches were taken above the eye. Then he went to.a downtown hotel. Later in the day, he left and police found bloody clothing in the room. Strickland then returned with his companions and a hotel clerk told them they were wanted by police. They went to the city jail. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound hurler 1 pitched for Cincinnati in 1944 KEEPING TRACK-—Evening Song seems to be sizing up her opposition via television. The set was put in bv trainer-driver Howard McCIain, who watches programs between races from an easy chair in the trotter's stall. through 1946 and again from 1948 The Monmouth Oaks, set for through 1951. He was with the Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. Philadelphia Phillies in 1952 and 6, will have an added value of the Baltimore Orioles in 1954. The [550,000. It's for 3-year-old fillies at, past season he pitched for the San Antonio Missions, A Baltimore farm club, and had three wins in eight assignments. His best year was 1950 when he won 11 and lost 8. Fox was a native of Coburg, i Ore., and broke Confident Oklahoma Fans Made Orange Bowl Plans Last Summer Br JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent Before the season started, 10 - gallon - hatted Oklahomans were planning a trip to Miami and the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day. Here, unles« i lot of robust young men are hurt, Oklahoma and Maryland will repeat their Split-T duel of two years ago. Thlr sums up better than all the records the strange situation which prevails In Big Seven football. People take it lor granted that the conference's contract with the Orange Bowl people will be filled by -the Sooners every other year. No school can participate two years In a row. There is * scramble for the championship In every other league. Surprises constantly pop up, but the Big Seven is a circuit in name only. It's Oklahoma and the others. The Sooners haven't lost a conference game since Bud Wilkinson took over in 1947. Only NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, as Commissioner In Chancery, and under the decree of the Chancery Court in the case of Walter Anderson, et al. v. Maude Tolllver, et al., No. 11,869, will on ttw 1st day of November, 1955, offer for sale at public auction, at the South door of the Courthouse, at Blytheville, Arkansas, upon a credit of three months, the following land, to-wlt: Lot 16, Block 4, Hollipeter- Shonyo Addition to the City of BlytheviUe, Arkansas. Sale is made for the purpose of satisfying judgments In favor of J. M. Jontz and E. ,C. Robinson Lumber Co. as provided in said decree. The purchaser will be required to give bond with good security and a lien will be retained on the property. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Commissioner. Frank C. Douglas, Atty. Max B. Reid, Atty. 10/10-17-24 Six-Man Tag Match to Top Legion Card Another six-man tag match, fei turing top-name grappiers, has been booked for the main event of the American Legion's wrestling bout, 1 at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. The team of Karl (Killer) Kowalski, Boris KalmlkolT and John Silvers, which wreaked havoc in last Monday night's feature bout, return Monday night to again combine their talents. Opposing them will be Chief Little Eagle, the Cherokee Indian who Is a side-kick of Chief Lone Eagle, veteran Chick Garibaldi and Don Fields. This booking is expected to stack up equally with last Monday night's wild one and it is expected to be highlighted by duel of strength and know how between Oarabaldt and Kowalski. Garabaldi, a St. Louisan, is brother of Frank Garabaldi who was one of the most popular wrestlers ever to appear here. In recent years he has been ranked as one of the top heavyweight contenders of America. KalmlkofT is a native of Russia nd lives up to his nickname of "Russian terror." He Is a senior heavyweight with strength and brawn being bis main assets. In the preliminary matches Kowalski will take on Little Eagle. Silvers will meet Garabaldi and Kalmikoff will take on Fields. Never Know YOU when the weather will change and a BALKY CAR It No Pleasure Who wants to have to get out and push a stubborn car when the cold wind is blowing down your collar? You don't I am sure — so bring that car in NOW and have our expert mechanics give your car a complete check and be SURE that it is in perfect running order. • Front End Service • Ignition Service • Brake Service • Transmission Repairs • Engine Rebuilding • Body Repairs • Motor Tune-up • Rear End Service PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Your Authoring ford Deafer 3<W Broadway Phone 3-4453 Kansas, in the Minnesota alumnus' first seiison, and Colorado in 1952 challenged for supremacy and the best they could do was tie. How much more lopsided can a wheel get? Oklahoma does pretty well against outsiders, too. The Norman lads have 22 sstraight victories. They haven't been repelled since Notre Dame edged them, 2821, in the opener of 1953. Victims from outside the league include Texas thrice, Maryland, California, Texas Christian and more recently Pittsburgh. Over Texas and Colorado, the \ latter at Norman, Oct. 22, and there's nothing; to keep Coach Wilkinson from starting practice for Maryland on Jan. 1. [ Oklahoma was supposed to be ro-1 building this fall. Wilkinson had to unfold an entire new backfield with I reserves to match. Three stickout j linemen were graduated. | But any existing doubt that Okla-, horn a was not as efficient as ever was dispelled when the Sooners manhandled a - tough Pittsburgh side that smacked California and Syracuse. Kansas countered with Chuck Mather, who made his name at Washington High of Massillon, O. Dallas Ward of Colorado has given the Oklahoma problem a good pitch. But the only thing that will stop Oklahoma is more rugged opposition outside the Big Seven. Oklahoma got that when Notre Dame twice shaded the Sooners, but the difference was no .more than a bounce of the ball. Maryland was loaded in the Orange Bowl two years ago, but not enough to take the Sooners. Oklahoma has the perfect setup — local boys eager to make good, the coach, school, money and scehdule. Bud Wilkinson doesn't have to urge the Oklahoma recruiting organization to dig up the horses and knows what to do with them. organized baseball with Ogden, Uiah, of the Pioneer League in 1943. He also played for Birmingham oi the Southern Assn. in 1943 and 1944 and \viih Syracuse of the International League in 1947. He was World War II veteran. Women's Open Set DTJLUTH. Minn. (ff\ — The 1956 U.S. Women's Open golf championship will be held at the Northland Country Club July 26-28. WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different Items in stock! H U BBARD HARDWARE DEALERS-$650 MONTHLY Resident Manager of national manufacturer will interview men for part time or full time dealers who need higher earnings. You must be free of false pride, own an automobile and have definite responsibilities. Call for R. A. Smith in room 400, Noble Hotel, Monday, October 10th at 7 PM. one mile and an eighth. Stranahan Picks Up First Win as Pro By LOU PANOS BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank Stranahan, who explained he became a professional golfer because it "means more" than playing as an amateur, clutched a ?3,000 check today to prove his point. The 33-year-old strong hoy from: Toledo, Ohio, picked up this little convince! 1 yesterday as the victor's booty in the $17.500 Eastern Open over Baltimore's municipal Me. Pleasimt course. He couldn't have chosen a more dramatic spot for his initial victory as a pro after years oi successful campaigning in the amateur ranks. Last of Year It was the last tournament on the 1955 trail mapped out by the Professional Golfers' Assn. and Prank didn't cinch it until he dropped his final putt in the 72- hole event. That, stroke gave him a 1-under- par 71 for the last round and 230 for the route, enabling him to finish one ahead of Art Wall Jr. of Pocono Manor, Pa. "Ah, it's wonderful." said Frank. Besides winning the world amateur four times and a flock of other amateur titles, he had tually beaten the pros in four open tournaments dating back to the 1945 Durham Open. But he remained an amateur until a year ago, and this was hi; first successful bid for ouh that went with a crown. "Playing as a pro means mbr* to me because I know I'm out there every day trying to beat the best there is," he said. "As an amateur you may play in an open tournament with the pros, but you are not really competing with them. You know you don't have to beat them, that you just have to beat the other amateurs to win. Must Be Beat *'But when you are a pro yourself, believe me, it makes all the difference in the world. Then you know it's going to be tough because there are at least 50 really good players up against you every time you go out there.'* Ed Oliver, the veteran from Lemont, 111., finished third with a 72—282 after lying one stroke off the pace going into the last 18. Fourth money went to Fred Hawkins of St. Andrews, HI., who carded a 71—283. Tied for fifth were Ted KroH oi Bethesda, Md., with 89—284 »nd Tommy Bolt, Chattanooga, Tenn,, with 70—284. Make every fall trip a LOW COCT LUXURY Compare These Fares Phone 3-4441 $ 1.90 $ 5.85 $ 9.50 $15.45 .$ 4.80 $ 8.50 $ 9.80 $ 6.70 $38.90 $44.00 Memphis St. Louis Chicago . . . Detroit Littl« Rock . Ft. Smith New Orleans Nashville Los Angeles Seattle Ride relaxed — at or>ly a fraction the cent of driving your own car. 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