The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 20, 1956
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1956 —B-bVTHEV-IkUE-f-ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN BETWEEN WU NME If San Francisco's K. C. Jones is Ineligible lor the NCAA championship playoffs, what about Dayton's seven-foot Bill Uhl? ... a live-year collegian who played varsity basketball as an Ohio State freshman and now Is rounding out his third varsity campaign for the Flyers ... A big shakeup in the operation or Churchill Downs rumored for '57'. . . same track also wants to get Nashua and Swaps together again this year, with $150,000 In (he kitty . . . • • • The emotional trouble which caused Ohio State's high-scoring Robin Freeman to quitjn mid- season last year stemmed from a phobia against wrapping his ankles . . . claimed he couldn't get the feel of the floor . . . The little Buckeye Is so Intense about his performances he's known to borrow and study movies of future opponents for some little characteristic that'll shake him loose ... ^ jf.p A small college sleeper the OLTijUmJ basketball pros are scanning closely with closed mouths Is Chester Webb, a 6-7 smoothie from Georgia Teachers . . . Robin Freeman They say the Hanover Bank which peddled Nashua and the Belair Stud stock via sealed bids lost a million dollars by not conducting an open auction . . . Two bidders would have gone at least a quarter of a million higher for Nashua ... Jack George, key to the Philadelphia Warriors' phenomenal rise, was lost to baseball when the Philadelphia Athletics (he was a promising catcher) wanted to farm him out too far from home . . . That Otto Graham Scholarship Fund established to jack up Northwestern football was augmented by $1,000 scooped up In a locker- room collection by his Cleveland Brown teammates . . . with Paul Brown chipping in $100 ... Don Kellett, who runs the Baltimore Colts, was baseball's original bonus baby, plucked out of the University of Pennsylvania by the Red Sox in 1934 . . . It's Ironical that the only way Bob Houbregs could make It In pro basketball was to discard, except for rare spots, the sweeping hook that brought him All America fame at Washington . . . • • * The Sid Salomon who brought Bill Veeck back to baseball to glamolrze the Miami International League franchise is the same gent who saved Ed Furgol for golf ... by hiring him as the club pro at Westwood in St. Louis when the grind of the tour (andsno dough) had discouraged Ed to such an extent that the man destined to win the U. S. Open was thinking of quitting . . . Andra McLaughlln, who shakes and shimmies in the Ice show Mtravaganza, Is a Carol Channlng on skates . . . • Are the danger signals blinking for Joe Lapchick, who pulls the switch for the New York Knicks? ... Bob Cousy, pro basketball's road show, has a reputation for loafing on defense . . Al Cervl says George Mikan has to be only half effective to help the Lakers . . . Between you'n'me, the NCAA mogul. «o worried about football recruiting, and doing nothing about It, should look at the reported lure of • Southeastern power — 20 sleek autos . . . Dodgers Pin Hopes On Hurler Lehman By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The world champion BrooWy: Dodgers, faced with the probable loss of World Series her Johnny Podres to the Army, are pinning their hopes on Ke. Lehman as a replacement for the lefthanded star. Lehman, one of 17 rookies who will report to the Dodgers' training camp at Vero Beach, Pla., next month, comes well recommended from the International League. The 27-year-old southpaw, a six- loot,' Seattle, Wash., native who posted 23 victories, hurled six shutouts Including a perfect seven inning game, completed 21 of 32 starts and turned In a 2.16 earned run average with the Royals. Lehman, who was up twice before, owns a three-year Montreal record of 53 victories and 28 defeats. As usual, the Dodgers will have an Imposing list of newcomers in camp. Back for another trial are shortstop Chico Fernandez, second baseman Charley Neal pitchers Bob Darnell arid Chuck Templeton, catchers Charley Thompson and Herb Olson and outfielders Gino Clmoli, Dick Williams and Bert Hamric. Youngsters up for the first time include pitchers Don Elston, Bill Harris and Bob Walz, catcher Mike Napoli. Infielders Jim Gentile. Dick Gray and Jackie Spears and outfielder Bob Wilso: Three Arc Ready The Dodger brass believes a least three, perhaps four of th newcomers, besides Lehman, ar ready to stick this season. The are Clmoli. Neal. Dick William and perhaps Fernandez. Clmoli, former bonus boy from San Fran Cisco, finally has begun to demon strate some hitting ability to g with his defensive ability. The 2 year-old righthander batted .3 and drove hi 85 runs at Montrea Fernandez, a flash fielder, had .301 batting average with the Ro als and Neal, despite * .274 mar demonstrated lots oi 1 power by h: ting 16 homers and driving in runs. The Dodgers believe they ma come up, with » surprise in W son, a 28-year-old Negro outfield' who batted .317 at Montreal. Aside from Lehman, the best the new pitchers appears to be E ston, the 26-year-old righthand who came from the Chicago Cub in the Russ Meyer deal.' Elsto was 17-6 at Los Angeles. Russians Have Aces n Winter Olympics By STERLING SLAI'PEV CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Russians have iternational sports competition unless they think they can Dlympics, Russia's first, apparently are no exception. With six days remaining before 16 1956 games get under way in his Alpine village, even conserva- •e appraisals of Russian strength the Soviets six gold That's more than some nations been able to collect since winter games were inaugural- d in 1924. From what they've seen of the lussians in warmup competition, figure the Big Four among the Olympics nations — norway, the United States. Sweden and Finland—will have to make room for Norway has dominated the winter games, winning 30'/2 gold medals. The United States follows with 17. Then come Sweden, with 13, and Finland with and one more. Since 1924. „ „„ , - Skating and skiing are the articularly speed skating and ski i toughest of the Olympic events to amplng, experienced observers I predict. And picking winners from Year As USC Grid Coach LOS ANGELES (AP) — This will be Jess Hill's last year as football coach at the University of Southern California. He vill succeed Willis 0. Hunter as director of athletics in August 1957, when Hunter reaches the mandatory retirement age if 65. ?eeves Won't Settle For Back Seat LOS ANGELES (AP) — The embattled owners of the Los Angeles Rams have named a trustee manager, Tex Schramm, to handle the club's affairs, until a settlement is •eached over ownership and management. Dan Reeves, owner of a third of the club's stock and manager of he organization for 15 years, has been asked by his partners, J. H Seley, Fred Levy and Ed Pauley. to relinquish control, and Reeves says he will get out of football altogether before he turns over the reins to someone else. "Reeves told me he will settle 'or nothing less than a dictatorship —and that's the exact word he used," said Levy. "As businessmen and majority stockholders we feel that we should have something to say about club policy on major matters." Under the ownership pact of 1953 If no agreement on stock ownership and management is reached the partnership Is automatically dissolved, and a receiver appointee by the courts and the stock sole to the highest bidder. The rams would bring on some fancy bids unquestionably. They played before nearly one million fans last season and have netted more than $200,000 profit In some seasons. The Hal* The high bidder would not nee essarlly obtain control, for the National Football League's regula tlons provide that any transfer or sale of stock must be approved by at least a 10-2 vote of the league members. "I'm not saying that approva would not be given if one or the other of the two factions sold out, 1 ' said NFL Commissioner Bert Bell 'but the rule is there and mus be complied with." Reeves says he would take the issue to' court as a last resort. He did not specify a date. President Fred D. Fagg Jr. an- ounced the future athletic setup t a news conference late yester- ay. He said Hunter will Be re- ained after the retirement date for veral years on a part-time basis, nd he paid tribute to him as hav- ng done "the finest job of any thletic director in America for ny university." Hill obviously will have a hand n the naming of his successor as lead coach but Dr. Fagg said: We have talked to none about a caching job at the university. We will organize a committee of people who know the requirements and I assure you we will have a election In time for the 1957 sea on." Kill was a football, track and baseball star at USC, played ma- or league baseball and returned o his alma mater after World War n. He has been alumni secre- ary, freshman coach, head track coach and head football coach .He has been under fire frequently as grid coach. Last year his Trojans ost to Washington, Minnesota Stanford and UCLA, but rebounded for a sensational upset victory over Notre Dame, 42-20. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colgate 76 Cornell 62 Manhattan 90. Adelphia 76 Virginia Tech 60, Wash-Lee 4 Culver-Stockton 69, Penn (Iowa 48 Central Okla 65, Phillips Univ 5 Concordia (Neb) 73, Sterlin (Kan) 57 Texas ASiM 15, Sam Housto State 46 New Mexico Western 88, Ne Mexico Highlands 8161 MOTOR CO. Is Proud to Announce J. P. Holland As Sales Manager of Our DODGE and PLYMOUTH Automotive Dealership N. Highway 61 Phone 2-2142 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Dallas — Virgil Akins. 150. St Louis, knocked out Clarence Cook, 150, Bastrop, La. 4. Philadelphia — Eddie Corma, 140, Philadelphia, knocked out Manny Davis, 143, New York, 2. New York (Sunnyside Garden)— Hardy Srnallwood, 157. Brooklyn, .outpointed Lou Stanick, 137, Yourigstown, Ohio, 8. a reputation for not entering win. And next week's Winter among: Russia's team members is ust as tricky since the Soviets seem capable of producing cham- )ions out oi -owhere. Still, Russia probably can expect wo gold medals — team and individual—in the men's cross coun- ry and tw more in the women's cross country. Little Vladimir Kuzin leads Rusia's men in the cioss country. His toughest competition should come from Finland's Veikko Haku- inen and Arto Tiainen and Sweden's Sixten Jernberg, the only man to beat Kuzin in more than year. Speed Skaters Another one or two — probably two—gold medals seem headed for Russia in the speed skating. Sweden's Sigge .Ericsson, 'the lean distance man who upset the Russians for the individual world title in Moscow last February, is favored in the 10.000 meters, but not in the 5.000 or 1,500 - meter races. The Russians are strong in each, with world records in both. Ken Henry of Chicago, who won one of the United States' four gold medals in the 1952 games at Oslo by taking the 500 meters, has only L fair chance of repeating. In practice jumps on Italia, the jraceful hill which will be the site of the Olympic event. Russia's Kobe Tsakadze has been surprisingly good. He has experience in international competition, and at the very least should push the ace Finns and Norwegians to their best. Mystery Team Norway has claimed every jumping gold medal since the event was opened in the Olympics and is led by the 1S52 champion,Asbjoern Osnes . Russia's Alpine skiers form a "mystery" team. Little is known about their potentials, except that they've looked better than expected in several pre-OlympIc meets in Switzerland and Austria. The Russian girls are expected to pick up at least one Alpine title, probably in the downhill event. And the Russian mer wouldn't really surprise anyone if they scored a first. VAOF OOMFRACK-—Returning to the Minneapolis Lakers after being out a year and i ha«, Georfe Mikan spendTrnuch of his time on the bench. The most famous and highest-paid basket- Bal° llayer in"history chats with teammate Clyde Lovelette, watches action and gives autograph^ Heifand Continues to Fire Away "Why should deprive a top NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Helfand has thrown down the gauntlet to the National Boxing Assn. Thl chairman of the New York up lo their personal contract. State Athletic Commission blasted the NBA last night for a resolution by its Executive Committee ha would permi a boxer to sign for a fight himself when his manager is under suspension. Speaking at the annual dinner of the Boxing Writers Assn., Helfand termed the resolution "sheer hypocrisy." "You know," he said turning toward Lou Radzienda, president of the NBA, "that after a fight the fighter will go back to his hotel | and whack up the purse with hiSj suspended manager." 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