The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 23, 1956
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MONDAY, JAMV4BT «, MM (4BK.) OWIHHl KBWi PAGE SEVEN FIVWUNO OBIATIST SHOW ON EARTH Winter Olympics May Be Most Dangerous, Fastest on Record By ALLAN JACKS CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — If Cortina's hard ice and melting snows hpld out, the 1956 Winter Olympics promise to be the fastest and perhaps the most hazardous on record. The first events of the 10- day spectacle are scheduled Friday. But 'already records and bones have been shattered in this little resort which is swarming with the world's. greatest skiers, skat- ,«rs and bobsledders. While veteran experts wondered who would be injured next, the International Olympic Committee began its annual meeting. Nothing startling was expected to be forthcoming, although IOC President Avery Brundage of Chicago said the "perplexing" question of televising the games would STOP—Gary Shivers, a Texan', of course, has his own ideas on hww to guard . the Goodyear TVingfoot goal. Shivers is a 6-9 product at the University of Houston and Goodyear could use -guns to stop AAU opposi- '•nn's average of 84 points. The first race horse shipped to Hialeah in 1924 walked 14 miles from a Miami depot to the track. Now there's a railroad siding next to the track. be discussed. More records fell yesterday on the ice of Lake Mlsurina, high in the mountains above Cortina, and on the hazardous, twisting bobsled run just outside town. Russia's Eugeniy Grishin bettered the world SOO-meter speed skating record with a breathtaking clocking of 40.2, six tenths of a second better than the old mark. One of his teammates also bettered the record while another tied it, a remarkable display of Russia's skating prowess. Some other contestants said Grishin jumped the gun and an official admitted there migh', have been a bad start. The question., will. _be studied, but even so, most experts agreed Grishin would have done 40.5 with a normal start. The Italians cracked both the two-man and four-man bobsled marks for the 1,700-meter run witht imes of 1:19.52 and 1:22.79. Even better times are expected. The swedes and Americans both are hinting at "mystery sleds" they plan to introduce. Yesterday, the No. 2 American four-man team's sled, piloted by Monroe Plagg of Saranca Lake, N. Y., went out of control, and the crew miraculously escaped injury Meanwhile, skiers from 15 nations have been practicing on the steep, well-prepared but icy slopes of Tofana Mountain for the down- hill and slalom events. The bumpy, winding courses already have taken a heavy toll in injuries. Some skiers blamed the injuries on snow which has been melting daily and freezing solid at night. There has been no ^nowfall in 13 days and bare spots are cropping up in some areas. All .agree, however, that there's enough snow to go on with the Alpine events, scheduled to start with the women's giant slalom Friday.. 'New faces' on Roster Of Cubs Look Familiar By JOE REICHLEB NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago , Cubs' spring roster is dotted with newcomers but some of these "new faces" have a familiar look. It is on this group that the Cubs pin their hope' for improvement. The most interesting addition is 37-year-old Monte Irvin, the former slugging outfielder of the New York Giants who was drafted from Minneapolis lust November for $10,000. Another "newcomer" is Omar (Turk) Lown who, at 32, has blossomed into an effective relief pitcher. The Cubs let him go several years ago only to rehire him after he had posted an impressive 12-5 record at Los Angeles, all in relief. Then there is outfielder Walt Moryn, who soon will be 30. Moryn was obtained from Brooklyn in the Randy Jackson deal last December. The big fellow hud on iinimnrp's'slvp "MR hntttntr mark attention to the younger newcomers, including pitchers John Briggs, Oene Fodge and Jim Brosnan, shortstop Richie Myers" and outfielder Gale Sade, all of whom had outstanding seasons in the minors. Briggs, a 22-year-old righthand- er from Natoma, Calif., was purchased from Sacramento where he impressed Cub scouts with his 1515 record for the last place club. He pitched 251 innings and completed 14 games. Brosnan, 26-year-old righthander was recalled from Chicago's Los Angeles' farm club where he posted an impressive 17-10 record. Another Los Angeles importation is George Piktuzis, r. hard-throwing Andre, 44 at Shreveport; John Fyecha, 9-4 at Macon; Bob Thorpe, 10-10 at DCS Moines and Vito Val- entinetti, 9-15 at Charleston. All are righthanders. Wade, obtained from Cleveland a year ago in the Ralph Kiner deal, batted .310 at Los Angeles and stole 23 bases. He is 27. Myers comes highly recommended as a defensive star. A light hitter, the 25-year-old shortd stop batted .256 at Sacramento but he sparked as a glovoman. Ken Boyer, St. Louis Cardinal rookie, was third in base stealing in the National League in 1955 with 22 steals. Bill Bruton had 25 Manila Trims Holland MANILA r- Manila trimmed Holland in a pair here Saturday night as the boys took their game 68-42 and the girls grabbed a 46-29 win. Shedd dumped in 19 points in the boys game as his team raced away to a 36-19 halftlme score. Harris of Manila's girl rimmed 31 points. Manila led at intermission time 20-12 Jackson scored 17 points for Holland. Manila moves down the highway to meet the tough Leachville Lions Friday night. Both senior and junior boys will take the floor. Boys Manila, Fos. Holland McWilliams, 17 P James, 14 Hatcher, 8 F Kenley, 11 Shedd, 19 C Smith, 12 Meaoham, 8 G Jackson, 2 Wagner, 12 G Martin, 3 Subs: Manila— Veach, 2, Hodgers, 2, Isaacs. Holland — Canada, Loren. A Lightly Story SALISBURY, Md. (fl — Three hunters were fined $100 each for using an artificial light while bearing firearms capable of killing Laker George Mikan Looking For Old Self-Not Sympathy MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Mikan, basketball's onetime scoring colossus who risked his reputation by coming out of retirement, told his fans and critics today to save their sympathy. He said it firmly and a little impatiently, despite his Minneapolis Lakers' 100-95 defeat by the New York Knickerbockers last night, their third setback in the last four games. National Basketball Assn. observers glimpsing the retread Mikan in the first week ot his comeback have shaken their heads. 'Mikan may hlep his team" is the consensus, "but he's not the player he used to be. Better he ihould be remembered the way he was." Mikan, at 31 still the proud competitor, disagrees. 'Give me two or three weeks "and I'll be as good as I ever was. I don't think I'm doing so bad right now. I'm averaging nearly a point a minute. What do they want, blood? "I don't want anybody's sympathy. I'll stand on my merits." His merits, while somewhat diminished after a year and a half with St. Paul last season but he slugged 25 homers and drove in 88 runs. Will Eye Rookies Manager Stan Hack, naturally, also will devote i great deal of 24-year-old lefthander who im- and wmie Mays 24. pressed despite his 7-13 mark. Pik- tuzis developed a sore arm in mid- season and wasn't right again until the closing weeks. Other new pitchers Include John deer. They pleaded innocent and Attention Farmers! Now is the time to have your cotton seed delinted and treated for best results in your spring planting CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. Highway 61 Phone 3-6258 MOTOR CO. Is Proud to Announce J. P. Holland As Sales Manager of Our DODGE and PLYMOUTH Automotive Dealership Phone J-t1« Cities Service Station 366 S. Division—Next Door to The Razorback Phone POplar 3-9921 TIKES—TUBES—BATTERIES—ACCESSORIES -FREE—This Month Only—FREE- A Tube Will Be Given Free With Every New Tire Sold During the Month of January. We Fix Flats, Wash and Lubricate Road Service — Pickup and Delivery BILL and EUGENE CABLE JAMES ALBERT CABLE Arkansas Fuel OH Corporation — Blytheville, Ark. Phone POplar 3-6819 Cities Service Petroleum Products I would like to inform all my friends in and around BlytheviHe, that I kave recently been transferred back home. I have been a distributor for the above • company the past eight years in south Arkansas. I am familiar with Cities service Petroleum Products and earnestly solicit everyone's fuel, gasoline and oil business. I was boru and reared two miles south of town at Dogwood community, also lived there until I was twenty-two years old. I have loti of friends in this area r have not seen yet but intend to in the 'near future. I need their business and all of the old former customers, who have been using Cities Service petroleum products in the past. My office and bulk plant is located at 366 South Division St. Behind the new Cities Service station that wai built In 195*. Drop by and gee me sometime when you are in town. CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MAR* WITH A CLOTHESLINE.. **««. *«. y*. •M Imp e tornado from hMing yoMr.tonw. In* yen tarn buy imoranc* - rtvt rlgM kind, in ttw right amount. VV.K b« NOBLE GILL AGENCY Rory Calhoun (Pugilist), In Main Go By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rory Calhoun, a young middleweight from White Plains, N. Y. who had to go west to make a name for himself, finally breaks into the main event class in his home area tonight with a 10-round match against Jerry Luedee of New Haven at St. Nicholas Arena in New York. Frank Bachman, manager of the unbeaten Calhoun who has had only 16 pro fights, insists his boy should have been named "rookie of the Year" for 1955 Instead of Boston's Bob Murphy Calhoun and Luedee will be seen on television (Dumont) starting at 9 p. m. (CST). Willie Pastrano, the 20-eyar-old whiz from New Orleans who has impressed many as a future champ faces a rugged night Friday at Miami Beach (NBC radio and TV) when he meets Chuck Spieser of Detroit in another rematch. Ever since Pastrano outpointed Spieser in Chicago, July 27, the loser has been clarmong for another chance. The Wednesday series makes its annual stop at Norfolk, Va. for a benefit show with Joey Gtambra of Buffalo, N Y. boxing Al Andrews of Superior, Wis. in 10 rounds (ABC-radio and TV). testified they weren't hunting but that two of them were flashing a spotlight through the woods so one of the party could see a deer at night. absence from the game, are important enough to the Lakers. . Six times champions in three different leagues since their formation eight years ago, the Lakers were stumbling along in the bottom half of the NBA's Western Division when Mikan came back. They've won four of eight since, and Mikan has averaged about 9.5 points a game, playing about IB minutes a game. NBA games Alt 48 minutes, however. He got nine last night in tha loss to New York, which Harry Gallatin and Ken Sears engineered by combining for 25 points in th» final quarter. Tb* BRANDS YWL BM LUMBER Then You'll ow It's Dry and Well anufactured That's because the SPIB Grdde-Mark can only be used on lumber tKaThas been dried and seasoned according io official Grading Rules. And because the name FORDYCE, stamped on lumber, is a pledge to you that this old, established company stands squarely behind its quality. Remember, loo, that FHA and VA insured loan construction requires Grade-Marked lumber* Your Deafer Can Supply You LUMBER COMPANY FORDYCE, ARKANSAS WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Main J-ttM GLENCOI BLDG. 36141 Boys are the nicest thing that ever happened to me — these arrogant, self-assured, cocky little men children who assume that all the great big world revolves around them. Who else can carry half a worm, one crushed daisy, a piece of scrap metal, a three day old apple core, and two cents all in one pocket. Who else can take a bath without getting their shoulders wet, and wash for dinner without turning on the tap? Who else can believe that right is right and wrong is wrong and the good guy always wins in the end? Who else can be a fireman, swordfighter, cowboy, deep-sea diver, all in the space of one hour—and then solemnly hold a funeral, complete with cross and box, for a shell off a turtle lost a month ago? Who else can be cuter without teeth, meaner without malice, kinder without embarrassment, sillier without foolishness, and cleaner without neat- The world gains much in leaders and man power when boys grow up — but it loses something too—that magic feeling that comes with being ten. The feel of dust between bare toes and the abiliy to lie quietly while time stands still, to watch a minnow in a brook. Me—I like boys. They smile when I need a smile; they tease when I'm sober; they keep me from taking myself too seriously. No, I don't wish I were ten again. I just hope that someone ten years old in or near my house and heart. Boys are th« nicest thing that ever happened to me. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity"

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