The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1952 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 15, 1952
Page 11
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THURSDAY, MAY is, mt Lauro Salas Upsets Jimmy Carter To Claim Lightweight Championship BLYTHEVn.LK (AKK.) COURIER KEWi By BOB MYERS as 28-year-old Carter captured the cro*n with a surprising li-round knockout over Ike Wil- Jiams last May 25. so dfd he drop tt to his 24-year-old rival, a comparative unknown in title circles, in 15 rounds. Th« decision was a split one l||ind many boxing writers disagreed with the verdict. But the fact re mained today—the new champion )s fialat, an overstuffed featherweight a youngster who like Carter not too long ago wu getting nowhere In fcoxing untH he was ushered into th« title picture. If there was divided opinion among (he officials—the referee called the fight for Carter, the two judgei overruled him—and sharp disagreement among the experts certainly there was nothing hut international Joy stretching from l.os Angeles' Olvera Street to all parts south ol the border. Salas Is the'first native Mexican Flr»t Mexican Champ to win an undisputed world chain plonshlp. Baby Arizmendi held a version of the featherweight title years ago. and Jaun Zurita held the National Boxing AsscclHtion lightweight bauble Inter on. Manuel Or- tii w»s tr» unquestioned king of the bantam>, but Manuel, of Mexl- tan descent, was born in El Cemro Calif. '"nils was no win for myself alone," exclaimed the tempestuous ~ila*. "I »m glad for the people of le*lco—the Mexican people here, people in Mexico." With that, Salas waved a sheaf of letters from his countrymen, including , special delivery from the mayor of Monterrey wishing him Juck before the bout. Rematch PUnned l»ramol«r Gal Eaton promptly beta* efforts for a rematch as provided to ttie fighters' contracts in the event of a Salas upset. It calls lor • rematch within 60 days, but ho* fight camps Indicated they inight like t. little longer Interval. Carter, dethroned in his third de- lente of the title, was disconsolate. 80 wa« Vila manager, veteran Willie Ketchum, who declared: ".fknray got tired hut I don't know how they saw the other guy winning." Most of the 18 rounds were packed with action, but there were no knockdowns. Salas captured the best round, th» second, when h« sent Jimmy tlpsylng across the ring from two hard rights to the jaw, delivered in rapid succession. . And he captured Hie fancy of the 'crowd, unquestionably a partisan turnout, with hi* rally In the last live Mtntal Patiuntt Train BT. PAUL, Minn. VP>~ A pracU- •al job-training program for mental pattenta hfLf been launched in Mianwot* Patient* wIVi »ult*ble background! who are soon to be released from the Hastings State Hospital are brought on weekdays to St. Paul for a few hours' training in clerical and stenographic work at the pubHc Institution! division of- flcee. Stanky Is 'Absolute Boss' Of Cards in Fact and Name Br JOE RK1CHI.ER BROOKLYN wv-in case there l» an, doubt. Eddie Stanky 1, the absolute bow of the St. Louis Cardinals in fact »s well as | n name. The scrappy little Redbird skipper was discussing the subject in the visitors' clubhouse at Ebbets' Field yesterday before the Cards' game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. "I read the other day that I was having ififficultles with the front office," Stanky said. "The story said I was getting Interference from the duo president. It made me sick Just to read it. It was so untrue, so unfounded and so unfair. Stanky excused over to the soft drink himself, walked refrigerator, , pulled out a boitle of pop and took a swallow. "Look." he continued "this is my ball club. I'll stand or fall with It. Nobody has told me how or why or wlicn to run my ball club. Nobody has interfered in any way. Nobody Anyone who . knows me knows that I won't stand /or any interference from anybody. "When I took the job, Mr. Fred Saigh (Cardinal president I assured ... ...j.mii.u me LJlrtlllC 1 , 1 111 l>»ve full jurisdiction help both clubs. over the club and that nobody would interfere. Mr. Saigh IK a man of his word. He has never made any attempt to Interfere. He has purposely'avolded making any suggestions and h« has never once second guessed me. As of now I've enjoyed working for Mr. Saigh 100 per cent. "This is the absolute truth. I'm not in the habit of lying, i don't believe in covering up for anybody Neither do I try to butler uyi'a person, whether he is my boss or my player. I've always called n spade a spade. If Mr. Satgh or anybody else, tried to loll me how to run the club, I would never stand for it." Stanky pointed out that the recent deal with Cincinnati which brought. Dick Sisler and Red Stallcup In exchange for Wally lake and Eddie Kazak was strictly of his own.making, "That was my deal," Eddie said. "If it doesn't work out, I'll take the blame. 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