The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1955 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1955 PI.YTIIKVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE BETWEEN WU NME L by Tn-iiPPAU) George Welsh, possibly the ablest splil-T operator in the country, was once within an unshaved stubble of getting cut from the Navy grid forces ... as a plebe yet ... (he same Gigi, as the boys call him, who couldn't get a football scholarship to go to college because he was rated too small . . . On the Navy plebe team In 1952. Welsh was mi better (iian fourth string . . . and despaired of evr getting into a game . . . One afternoon the plebes were clobbering the opposition so badly, Coach Dick Ducien decided to empty the bench . . . the fourth stringers gathered round him — but no quarterbak . . . "Where's Welsh?" ran the frantic cry . . . "He's gone!" . . . "Go find him!" yelled Duden, "or he'll keep right on going," and dispatched a student manager . . . who discovered George the Genius under the stands — practicing his timing on handoffs ... He went into the game, threw two quick touchdown passes . . . and thus are All-Americas found . . . The rookie find of the National Football League, Pittsburgh Steeler end Ed Kernel, couldn't hold down a regular job at Southern Methodist last year . . . Coach Bob Blackman is determined Dartmouth will be prepared for action at all times . . . It's no novelty for teams to engage in calisthenics and signal drills before a game, but the Hanover Indians go through the same routine on the field before starting the second half . . . Pan! Brown's reaction to the football dabblings of his boy, Mike, sec-, ond string Dartmouth quarterback: "Oh, he just plays at it." ... The president of the New York Touchdown Club Is Century Milstead, the old Yale All-America tackle . . . and that's his real handle — he was born the first day nf the 20th century . . . named his boy Century, Jr. ... One of the bone-cracking fullbacks of the country is Stanford's Bill Tarr, who used to be bothered chronically with Charley horses . . . spent one summer in a logging camp running 10 miles to and from the lumber mill, got his legs so hard they knotted up on him completely . . . now spends his summers lolling on the sands and has never run better in the fall ... (a sandhog, huh?) .... A must on a football week-end in Atlanta is Harvey Hestor's Aunt Fanny's Cabin . . . the same Harvey Hestor who launched Herman Hickman on his wrestling career by staging a Patterson Blasts Brad In One Round LOS ANGELES l.fl — Floyd Patterson's Southern California debut was one of the shortest and most Impressive on record. The Brooklyn light heavyweight knocked out Calvin Brad, Los Angeles, .in 2:58 of the first round last night. The No. 1 contender for Archie Moore's crown and not yet 21. Patterson impressed local boxing experts with an assortment of left hooks and right crosses that put Brad down for a count of eight after about a minute. The final punch, a right to the jaw. sent Brad pitching forward on his face. He was counted out prone. It was Patterson's 25th win in 21 starts and his 18th knockout. ,. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds. Patterson weighed 175, Brad Middleweiahts Scrap in TV Bout Tonight SYRACUSE, .N. Y.. W - Two pro mising middleweights —Raj- Drake of Brooklyn and Toni Baldoni of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. — tangle tonight in a nationally televised (NBC) bout. Drake, who drubbed Danny Oi- anovelli in New York's Madison Square Garden two months ago is rated an 8-5 favorite. Drake, 25, has lost only three of 25 professional fights, one to Oil Turner. Baldoni, 23, has won three pro fights since he left the Marines a year ago. As a Marine, he had 35 fights and won very title in his weight class. Olson. Robinson Sign Today For Nov. 4 Title Bout CHICAGO tf» — Middleweight champion Bobo Olson and former champion Ray Robinson will sign formal contracts today for a 15- round title match in Chicago Stadium Nov. 4. Olson reportedly will sign, for 40 per cent of the revenue from the net gate receipts and national television and radio broadcasts. ROD- inson will get 20 per cent. Robinson will be making his first start since last July 22, when he defeated Rocky Castellan! in a rugged 10-rounder at San Francisco. Olson's last appearance was Aug. 26, When he was nearly beaten by Joey Giambra. Green Becomes White EAST LANSING, Mich. (#) Michigan State's foothnll team now uses white pants for all it* games. Last year the Spartans wore green satins for road games. George Welsh program in the. basement of the Baptist Church in Ashevillc, N. C. . . . drew $100. too ... a much more successful launching than that of his Miami Sea- hawks . . . "Football's Greatest Coaches," a tome authored by Edwin Pope, who '. as covering colleKC 'games at a tender 13, just hit this desk — but not with a thud, mind you . . . * * * Pardon the basketball intrusion, but the figure Tom Gola signed for with the Philadelphia Warriors of the National Basket• ball Association was $11,000, considerably under his original demand of $15.000 . . . two other rookies, Maurice Stokes of Rochester and Dick Ricketts of St. Louis, were penned for [ive figures . . . mainly because of competing bids by the Harlem Globetrotters . , . It'll be a shocker around the NBA when they find out how one of their lustrous recruits worked his way through college . . . Jim Salsbury. the peagreen middle guard of the Detroit Lions via UCLA, is called the best player he ever produced for "pro football specifications" by Red Sanders . . . Coach Sanders and disciple Tommy Pro thro, the Oregon State head man, should know each other . . . Tommy first came under Red's wing as a Riverside Military Academy (Gainesville. Gn.> yridder when Red was topkick there 20 years ago . . . Sa.m lirowti, the swiCty who displaced publicized Uchin tailback Ronnie Knox, is a first choice ImSL'ballcr who \vas._once_.a Legion teammate of Tiger catcher J. W. Porter . . . Between you'n'me, wonder if Jack Mitchell, starting slowly at Arkansas, knows he was in line to succeed a retiring Don Faurot at Missouri after this season? . . . Big Ten Conference Holds Nation's Gridiron Spotlight By ED W1LKS The Associated Press The Big Ten conference, al- vays a target for the ambi- iotis and a test for the accepted giants, is smack dab in the college football spotlight again his weekend with sixth- ranked Wisconsin running against Southern California tonight and unranked Michigan State confronting fourth- ranked Notre Dame tomorrow. Wisconsin ana Notre Dame are favored by a touchdown. The Irish contest is the TV Game of the Week. Coach Jess Hill's Trojans could give the Badgers some trouble Still nursing an idea of taking the Pacific Coast Conference title, they could well be on the rebound after 7-0 upset by Washington last weekend. The Trojans are !n top shape for this one. Wisconsin has two limping stars—quarterback Jim Miller and tackle Jerry Cvengros. One Loss Michigan State doesn't figure to have things as easy this week as last Saturday in its 38-14 decision over Stanford. Still, the Spartans loom as the best test yet for the Irish, who' are unbeaten, untied a d unscored upon. Michigan State has one loss to date — a H-7 decision against Michigan, the No. 1 team in the nation. With Wisconsin busy outside the conference, Michigan looks to claim a share of the Big Ten lead after dealing with winless Northwestern tomorrow. Even with end Ron Kramer, the big man, injured, the Wolverines are favored by three TDs. In addition to tonight's West Coast battle. Duke-Ohio State and Washington-Baylor add -intersectional spice to the weekend. Cassady Injured Duke, unbeaten, untied and ranked No. 11, is judged even-up with the once-beaten Buckeyes. Ohio State only yesterday revealed ftll-america Howard Gassady injured a leg in practice this week. But Hopalong will be on hand for tomorrow's game at Columbus, Ohio. Washington, unbeaten in four games and the PCC surprise, has a 1954 defeat to live down at Baylor. Baylor. The Bears socked 'em 34-7 last year. Elsewhere tomorrow, Maryland's unbeaten, second-ranked Terrapins figure to upset North Carolina's homecoming plan-;. Oklahoma, No. 3. figures to have a gala homecoming show at Norman against Kansas. One big game looms in Dixie. Georgia Tech, No. 5 and unde- feated, bumps into once-tied Auburn in (lie Southeastern Conference game of the day. The winner gets a big bowl boost. Tech's the favorite by 7. The rest of the top 10 is scheduled like this: Texas Christian, No 7 and pushing quarterback Jim Swink for individual honors, plays Texas A&M; Navy, No. 8 and like Notre Dame unscored upon, meets Penn State; UCLA, once-beaten and No. 9, plays Stanford; and West Virginia. No. 10, figures to take all sorts of liberties with William & Mary. Roberts, Cards, Athletics Set Gopher Ball Records By SHELDON SAKOWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia's Robin Roberts and the pitching staffs of the St. Louis Cards and the Kansas Citysgopher ball records in U.55,. Women in Tag Match Here Another new twist will be added to tag wrestling on the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling bouts Monday night when Promoter Mike Meroney presents a mixed six-way tag affair. Two men wrestlers and one lady grappler will make up each team with regulation tag wrestling rule; applying with one exception, the women will wrestle each other and not the men. Miss Patti Neff and Miss Edith Vade will be the two women par- icipants. They will be on opposite ,ides with Miss Neff being joined >y Karl Kowalski and Boris Kam- ikoff. Miss Wade will have Chief Lone Eagle and Jack Welch as her artners. The Wade - Welch - Lone Eagle earn will have an extra helper as 'rincess Juahita, Lone Eagle's wife, will be at ringside. Three ine-fall preliminary bouts are also in the card. When Boulmetis Was Unknown ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (/P)—Sammy Boulmetis, one of the leading jockeys in the east, was an unknown apprentice In the spring ol 1949. The son of an emigrant Greek tailor in Baltmore was so obscure that his horse in the first race and the winner of the second race paid a $3.015.40 daily double at Monmouth Park, Now 21, Sam led the Monmoutb riders that year and repeated twice since. Which for you for Fall? We had you in mind when we picked these "new-season" shoes in the FREEMAN style rooms. Fine leathers, distinguished patterns, and most-for-your-money values! We like! YmHike? Come in and see our selections of ~~ ~~ FREEMAN f) . SHOES ^ Srf^**. iwn Soft Gram $12.95 FAMILY SHOE STORE ^H312 W. Main Phon« 2-2342ip Clasby Still the Class CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Iff! — Dick Clasby of Harvard still holds the Vy League ground gaining record 'or one season. He gained 950 yards during the 1952 campaign. the most in the majors, gave up 41 homers to shatter the previous high of 39. The former standard was set in 1948 by Murry Dickson, then nf St. Louis. . Statistics compiled by the AssO' ciated Press also disclosed that the Cardinals' pitching staff allowed 185 homers. The previous record 01 119 was off Cincinnati hurlcrs in 1953. The Athletics* mound crew a 1- lowed American League opposition 174 circuit clout? to erase the record of 154 set by the Detroit Tigers in 1953. This was the second consecutive season that Roberts permitted the most home runs. In 1954 he was the pace-setter with 35. The toughest pitchers to hit homers off were Washington's Johnny Schmitz in the American League and Bob Buhl of Milwaukee in the National. Schmitz gave up only eight in 165 innings. Buhl allowed 13 in 202 innings. Post Mortem Rhubarb By Robinson, Kellert Ry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A late-sprouting World Scries rhubarb has popper up between Jackie Kobinson and Frank Kellert — who until last Monday were teammates on the world champion Brooklyn DodgOl'S. Eddie Lopat, long th« "junk -- •• Kellert, dealt to the Chicago! Cubs by the Brooks, told Sports! Editor John Cronlcy of the Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman that! Robinson should have been called; out when Jackie stole home in the : first game of the series. T'aint so, according to Robinson. "The decision was right," said Jackie. "I was sale and pictures prove it. But.it wasn't vital to the game." The Yanks won it 6-5. Jack added: "Kellert is entitled to his opinion, but this rehashing casts a reflection on Umpire Bill Summers, who umpired a wonderful series." Kellert, at bat when Robinson made his dash, said he cloaked the play by standing in tight at the plate, making New York catcher Yogi Bcrra reach across the plate to make the tag. Berra made a big squawk over the call, leading his steam mates to observe afterward: "When Yogi gripes, Yogi's right." Eddie Lopat, long the man" who helped the Yankees to pennants and world championship* has been given his unconditional release by the Baltimore Orlolei. Lopat was sold to the Orioles by the Yanks for a reported $10,000 July 30. The 36-year-old left-hand- er was 3-4 for the seventh-plica Birds. His best year was 1M1 when he was 21-9 with tt» world champion Yankees. Eddie Joost, another- veteran, also has been given his unconditional release. The 39-year-old Infielder. signed as a (re agent by the Boston Red Sox last spring, managed, the Philadelphia A 1 * la '54. Rumor has it the Dodgers have junked their plan to play seven games in Jersey City next season. Source of the report is "a high- placed Jersey City official." Reason: It will cost the city too much to refurbish Roosevelt Stadium. Fights Last Night Los Angeles — Floyd Patterson, 175. Brooklyn, knocked out Cal Brad, l74'/2, Los Angeles, 1. Dallas — Armand Savoie, 135, Montreal, outpointed Jackie Blair, 133. Dallas/10. London — Ron Barton. 175 3 'j, London, knocked out Austin Jones, 174. New York, 2, People of Inherent GoodTasle gel MUKJj from GLENMORE MORE taste... MORE quality... MORE enjoyment... Eoary drop diilillrd and bottled by GLENMOKE DISTILLERIES COMPANY Louisville, Kentucky New Chevrolet Task-Force Trucks Shortest stroke V8's* of any leading truck! Today's most advanced 6's! Look over our dollar-saving deals before r rPf^L ' I 'Standard on l.C.F. 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