The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY M, 1JS6 Royce Smith Rated Best Novice Boxer OSCEOLA - Reiser's tough lightweight Royce Smith, who scored three straight knockouts, was rated the outstand- tag novTce in the annual Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament after Saturday night's finals. Smith won his Saturday bout on . default from Charles Perry of Keiser ,.. In all, 16 Golden Gloves champions were crowned after the four- day tourney. Five boys were unopposed for their titles, there was one default and nine battlei. Team championship went to the Parkin contingent coached by Jack •Brawley, Parkin won an amazing 12 of the 15 crowns. All titlists will travel to Memphis Feb. 1st to seek Mid-South recog nition. Hoyce Smith is also an outstand tag football player for Keiser. Ob servers tabbed him to be one o the toughest novices ever, to oer- form here. Highly regarded Raymond Vega of Osceola lost a decision to Larry Reed of parkin. Reed is the Mid- South lightheavy champ. But he had to rally and close last to tatos Vega. Another good fight was the brawl between Jerry McGough of Caraway and Robert McAllister of Parkin Both boys are bantamweights. Mc- GOugh took the win in a. hard-to- judge three-rounder. In an exhibition, Sgt. Murrell Lee gave middleweight Jim Ellis ot Harding College a rough time. Murrell is a welterweight and is marked for future ring success. 'Rich'Souchak Leads Pros Back to US TIJUANA, Mexico (/Pj — The touring professionals headed back •cross the border today for tournament play in California.and lead- Ing the procession was Mike Sou- chak, who was loaded with loot. Hefty Mike won the $12,500 Caliente Open with a 72-hole card of 281. The victory netted the young pro $2,200 in cash and a trophy that is three feet high and must Weigh a small ton. It is topped by a statue of the kat king of the Aztecas, by name Cuauhtemoc. "That's the biggest prize I ever got," said Souchak, who will keep 'it until the 1967 Caliente Open. Tommy Bolt Won $1,500 with a 883 for second place. Tied for third place, at 284 were Marty Furgol, Mike Fetchik and Rod Funseth, a brilliant young amateur prospect from Spokane Wash. maim, felt lie cuuld mil., be a Mid-South open champion. Following are the complete results of Saturday night's card. Sub-Novice 60-70 Pound: Eddie Brawley, Parkin, defeated Charles Turner, Dyess, technical knockout, second round. 70-80 Pound: Don Brawley, Parkin, decisioned Charles Hunapiler, Keiser. 80-92 Pound: Jackie Scott, Parkin, knocked out Jesse Kellum, 1:10 of the third round. 92-1M Pound: Bobby Richardson. Parkin, decisioned Raymond Stanfield, Osceola. Novice Flyweight: J. W. Grain, parkin defeated Eddie Parham, Osceola technical knockout 1:55 of second round. Bantamweight: Jerry McGough Caraway, decisioned Robert McAllister, Parkin. Featherweight: Lyman Shoemake Osceola, knocked out Jerry Stilwell Osceota, 1:35 of second round. Lightweight: Royce Smith, Keiser won from Charles Perry, Keiser, de- laalt. Welterweight: Jerry Spencer, Osceola, knocked out C. W. Ramsey, Keiser. 1:40 of third round. Middleweight: Teddy Cochrane Leachville, decisioned Rodney Pinick. Parkin. Lightheavyweight: Francis Orr, Lepanto, decisioned Lloyd Bbgard Caraway. Heavyweight: Jimmy Buchanan, Parkin, unopposed. Open Flyweight: Bob Porter, Osceola, unopposed. Bantamweight: Gordon French, Parkin, unopposed. Featherweight: Bobby Hodge, Os ceola, defeated Charles spence, Reiser, technical knockout, 1:25 of second round. Welterweight: Murrel Lee, Parkin, unopposed. Middleweight: James Ellis, Parkin, unopposed. Lightheavyweight: Larry, Reed, Parkin, decisioned Raymond Vega : Osceola. Heavyweight: Charles Liles, Parkin, unopposed. SMU Returns This WeekforTitle Race By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Southern Methodist, idle for more than a Week, return to Southwest Conference basketball action this week agains Texas Christian Saturday with a chance to climb back into a tie with Arkansas for the league lead. The SM0-TCU game at Dallas te the only conference match listed. Baylor plays Andrews Air Force Base at Waco in a March of Dines benefit game Tuesday and Arkansas tries Mississippi at Memphis Saturday. The Razorbacks lead the conference with a 4-0 record, just one more victory than SMU. The Mustangs lead the conference in season standings with a 13-2 record and the only team that could catch them. Rice, sits this week out. Rice has a 14-3 season record and is third in conference play with a 4-2 mark. The Owls boast the top season and conference scorer in Temple points in season play and 126 in Tucker, who has rolled up 40( conference warfare. Tucker is wel' backed by Joe Durrenberger, second in conference scoring and fifth in the season. With the patent | pair's one-two punch the Owls j have beaten every except SMU and Arkansas. I HOfS Balanced The return to action this week could make a lot of difference to SMU scorers. Despite his recent drought of games, Jim Krebs is> holding down fourth in season! scoring with 372 points. Joel Krog I »nd Larry Showalter dropped out) of the top 10 season scorers and; Showalter fell from the list of top conference point-makers. Arkansas demonstrates its team balance with only Manuel Whitley scorers. Whitley is seventh in, the season WIUi 222 and ninth in con-! ference play with 72. . | Texas A&M, under the guidance j of new Coach Ken Loeffler, holds! down fourth place in the con ference and has George Mehaffey Ken Hutto and Bill Brophy high in the list of conference point-makers The standings: Conference W L Pet. Dons Bid This Week for 40 By ED W1LKS The Associated Press It's put up or shut up" for a number of ambitious hopefuls in conference races this week while the San Francisco Dons make a pitch for an all-time winning record in major college basketball. San Francisco tries for its 40tn, ers came on to win 81-73. successive success Saturday in a I The other two major college un- °-ame with California as college beatens also stayed that way over schedules, in a lull because of mid- ;erm examinations, stage a comeback. In its last game, San Francisco routed Fresno State, tying irie major college winning streak record of 39 set by long island U. in 1935-37 and matched by Seton Hall in 1939-41. Flyers Take Over While the Dons have been idle, Dayton's Flyers have taken the spotlight to press San Francisco for the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll. The Flyers are 14-0 for the season. San Francisco is 13-0. Xavier of Ohio gave Dayton a bit of a fright Saturday night, but after Wowing a 19-point lead, the Fly- US Hopes Brighten After Meet WASHINGTON W—U.S. chances to win Olympic gold medals in he men's and women's sprints and the middle distances brightened over the weekend in performances at the., ninth annual Evening Star Three American runners showed to advantage—Dave Sime o'f Duke and Isabelle Daniels of Tennessee A4;I in the sprints, and Arnie Sowell of Pitt in the middle distances. Sime and Miss Daniels lowered dash records in .the men's 100-yard indoor and the women's 50-yard events. Sowell ran a sparkling 1:51,3 half mile over the slow flat National Guard armory irack. A new name bobbed up among the mile hopefuls. He was George King of New York university, who won the mile Saturday' nigm, in 4:11.3. Only Denmark's Ounnar Nielsea has bettered that time in winning the weekend. Temple (11-0) walloped Lehigh 12-44 and St Francis of Brooklyn (11-0) edged its borough rival, St. John's, 16-73. Dayton faces a big challenge Saturday in a game with Louisville (15-1). Temple plays Delaware Thursday and Navy Saturday. St. Francis has a Job ahead against Seton Hall Thursday and then plays Ithaca Saturday. Those are just some of the "test" games on tap this week. Iowa and Purdue, get things started in the Big Ten tonight in a scrap for second-place behind idle Illinois.' Cyclones Disappoint Colorado (3-0), trying to repeat as Big Seven champ, returns to action tonight at Iowa State. The Cyclones are a disappointing 1-2 after winning the conference tournament, but they can be tough at home. Saturday is the big night for tests of title potential. In the Southeastern Conference, high-flying Vanderbilt puts it on the line against Kentucky. West Virginia returns to Southern Conference action to defend its first-place role against Purman. Southern Methodist ends its layoff in a bid to reclaim a share of the Southwest Conference lead in a game With Texas Christian. Washington, tied for second in the Pacific Coast conference, ties to stay fat against Oregon State in a Friday-Saturday twin bill. Brigham Young's unblemished Skyline record gets a test from Utah State. Oklahoma A&M tries to keep Its unbeaten Missouri Valley mark intact against Tulsa. And Colorado Western State, having pushed to the lead, tries to stay ahead in a pair with defending champ Idaho State Friday and Saturday in the Rocky Mountain' Conference. IO\VE, the defending Big Ten champ, moved into second behind Illinois (4-0) by whipping Michigan 78-67 Saturday for a 3-1 record. Purdue, meanwhile, hung on at 4-2 by tumbling Ohio State 70-69. Vanderbilt, No. 5 in last week's Arkansas Texas A&M Baylor TCU SMU Rice' Texas Arkansas Texas A&M Baylor TCU Pts. 337 250 .667 444 .500 460 .250 279 .250 .000 0 1.000 0 1.000 2 3 282 OP 267 187 428 512 316 314 361 4 3 1 3 1 3 0 5 All Games W L Pet. Pts. 13 2 .867 1147 964 14 3 .824 1429 1148 6 9 .400 1076 1109 5 8 .385 895 860 .375 1109 1219 .267 931 1018 .188 995 1094 the mile here. He ran it in 4:09.5 last year and then went break the indoor decord. Coming from behind to pass three runners on the last lap of the eight-lap course, 'King squeezed home a yard ahead of Bill Tidwell of Kansas State Teachers and five ahead of the big favorite. Len Truex, former Ohio State star now running for the Air Force. Sime, of Fair Lawn, N.J., swept the sprint series, the 70. 80 and 100. Andy Stanfield, the Olympic 2201 champion, ran second in all three, j In the 100, Sime set a new indoor record of 9.5. He tied the standard I for the 70 by running that one in j 7 seconds flat. | Miss Daniels broke the women's indoor 50-yard mark in 5.8, and! equaled the record for the 100 in 11.1. poll, took the SEC lead (5-0) by a slim 67-64 decision over Georgia Tsch Kentucky, No. 4 in the poll, beKed Tennessee 95-68. Lane Sees His Cards Stacked in 3rd Place ST. LOUIS (AP) — General Manager Frank Larie predicts his St. Louis Cardinals will be a. third place club in the approaching National League'baseball pennant chase. Lane along with his new field manager. Fred Hutchlnson, saw no reason why the Redbirds, who New Team (Buds), Reign as Pin Kings DETROIT Vfi — A new team — for the first time in four years- reigned today as national match game bowling champion It was the St. Louis Budweisers. With a record 26,248 pins for 24 games, the Budweisers snatched the crown last night from Buzz Fazio's Strohs of Detroit, .champions three years running. The Budweisers had a 741 pin edge at the end. Led by Don Carter, former singles match game champion, the Budweisers ran up a lead of 965 pins in the first 12 games of the championship competition at St. Louis on the previous weekend. Reao Courier News Classified Ads S&E SUPER MARKET OP 6 10 4 11 3 13 BIG 8 RESULTS Little Hock 59. El Dorado 38 North Little Rock 74, El Dorado 61 Little Rock 52, Ft. Smith 50 G. 0. POETZ OIL CO FUEL OIL u l Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Highway 61 North We Deliver—Phone 3-9663 • Modern Silf Service Facilities . • Choice Meats • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Selt-Service Shopping with no parking problem at gny time. Shop S & E for Quality. finished seventh last year, could not be a first division club this season despite the conspicuous lack of trades. Lane became famous for trading in his Chicago White Sox days. Lane took over rurection of the Cardinals only last Jail. The occasion for the predictions was a "Meet Manager Hutchinson" dinner for the press and radio last night. Some 200 nevysmen, a number from surrounding Missouri and Illinois towns, attended, Hutchinson in his first St. Louis speaking appearance frankly admitted the Cards No. 1 need was pitching. He pointed out that the Bedbird hurling staff last year had the poorest earned run average— 4.56—-in the league. Both Lane and Hutchinson spoke Young Filipinos Are Watching TV, Too By HARRY QRAYSON . NEW YORK - (NBA) - Whatever became of all the good Filipino fighters? • . That thought ran through near-oldUmers' minds wWle *iasn Elorde was making his plucky stand against Sandy Saddler in the show televised from San Francisco the other night. But, Uien, whatever became of a!! the good fighters — perlodT Maybe the young Filipino prospects are watching TV, too. Anyway, there is little or no work for them now in this country, where the smaller classes are totally neglected. The Philippines shipped boatloads of excellent and pleasing scrappers to the United States in the 1920*5 and '30's. They were too courageous for their own good. Dencio Ca.banel» dropped dead hva Sydney ring in J921. when he seemed to have the war-torn French hero, Eugene Criqui, set up for a knockout in the ISth round. . , Pancho Villa, perhaps the best of the entire lot, died from wood poisoning 10 days after boxing Jimmy McLarnln In Oakland, Calif., in 1925. He climbed into tfat ring'with his jaw swollerrout of all proportion as the result of an infected tooth. « •' • A TREMENDOUS SHOWMAN, a sprinter who could go a route. Villa knocked out Jimmy Wilde to win the world flyweight championship. Only Jack Dempsey and performers such as Benny Leonard were better fistic attractions in Ameriia than Pancho the Puncho throughout a period of three years ? . Clever Sencio, a corking bantam, died after a savage battle with Bud Taylor, the Terre Haute Terror, in Milwaukee. Filipino ring warriors rarely weigh as much as 130 pounds, but Ceferino Oaroia grew to be a middleweight. Indeed, Garcia, who introduced the so-called bolo punch, twice bid for the welter wreath — against Barney Boss and Henry Armstrong. He won the New York version of the middleweight title by knocking out Fred Apostoli in 1939, lost it a year later in 15 rounds to Ken Overlin. Lope Tenorio campaigned as a welter in this country from 1927 through '33. . • • • THERE WAS NO GREATER source of talent than the Philippine Islands. Silvino Jamito was one of the earlier ones, a favorite feather in Australia. Elino Flores, a 130-pounder, came to Oils country with Villa and set a burning pace. Johnny Datto, a feather who could knock the other guy's block off, did just that from 1919 to '33. Pete Sarmiento, • Young Nationalists and Johnny Hill were famous Filipino'bantams' oi the mid-'20's. Then came .Speedy Dado, bantam, and Ignacio Fernandez, feather. Small Montana fastened a hold on the flyweight title by beating Midget Wolgast in '35. The restoration of the smaller classes in this country might bring back the more accomplished Filipino fighter, but, quick now, give me the names of the current world bantam and flyweight champions. . For your information, they are, respectively, Robert Cohen, a French Moroccan, and Pascuel Perez, an Argentinian. But that's not going to keep the fans of this country away from their television sets. optimistically of Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell, the big Alabama southpaw upon whom the Cardinals are counting heavily. Mizell, back from a two-year military hitch .has been pitching in the Cuban winter league where he consistently turned in low-hit games. Lane said he thought the club built around Stan (The Man) Musial, who'll probably stay in the outfield this year, and second baseman Red Sciioendienst, would profit by its experience last season when many of its starters were experiencing their first year of big leagxie ball. Pro Basketball Eastern Division Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia 28 13 .Ml Boston .'-.... New York . Syracuse Western .. 24 16 .600 .... 21 19 .525 19 22 Mi Division'' Fort Wayne 22 18 .550 Rochester 19 24 .442 Minneapolis 18 25 .419 St. Louis W 26 .350 Sunday's Results Philadelphia 129 Boston 115 St. Louis 109, Syracuse 105 Fort Wayne 111, Rochester 93 New York 100, Minneapolis 9S Monday, Jan. 23 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Joe Welch & Herb Larson —V*.— Varon Garoni and Karl Killer) Kowalski <H) Mimitf Tlrof Until - RrM 2 out of 3 Fulls Adults 50e — Children 15e Also 2 1-Fall Matches M Minute Time Limit JOE VARON WILCH vt. GATONI HEM . KILLER LARSON vi. 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