The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 26, 1956
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 195« BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE "SEVEN' OBSCURED TALENTS HOT ROD HUNU6Y HA*, MADS WfST WOtlMM •SO Of HI* fLAIA foe THSAT8ICS. 18 Rookies Looking For Baltimore Jobs By JOE REICHLER ' NEW YORK (AP) — The possessor of the most spectacular pitching record since the Western League was revived in 1947 will head a list of 18 rookies who will vie for regular berths with the Baltimore Orioles' spring training camp. The youngster, Bob Harrison, a ment. 25-year-old righthander, earned his big league trial despite a mediocre 14-12 record with Wichita. Manager Paul Richards looked beyond the won - and - lost figures however. He was impressed by the phenomenal strikeout total hung up by this former high school sensation at Klrkwood, Mo. In 208 innings, Harrison struck out a record 270 batters, an average of just under 12 per game. Three Playoff Wins Harrison really got going in the second half of the season .winning his last 21 decisions, in- Another freshman hurler with a reasonable chance to make the grade is Don Ferrarese, the little lefthander who, like Harrison, came on strong in the second half of last season. Ferrarese joined San Antonio in mid-season after a sub-par 3-7 record at Oakland and immediately began burning eluding three straight victories in the playoffs. He hurled a no- hitter in the title series, followed with a one-hitter and struck out the two men he faced in a relief job that snuffed out Des Moines loth inning threat in the final game. He struck out 17 Pueblo batters on July 12 and twice fanned 14 in the playoffs. Lack of control, which has plagued Harrison throughout a pro areer that began as a New York Giant farmhand m 1948, was very much In evidence last year. However, after walking 76 batters in his first 55 'innings, he issued only >6 in his last 153 frames to indi- le that he was showing improve 32 Nations, 7,700 Athletes Snow-Starved Winter Olympics Open Today By TED SMIT8 CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The snow-starved seventh Winter Olympic Games opened in Cortina's modernistic ice stadium today as 1,100 athletes from 32 nations paraded in brilliantly colored attire. Russia, competing for the first time in the international winter competition, is expected to challenge Norway for the unofficial top honors. Italy has"~spent more than 8 million dollars to give the games the finest facilities in the history of the competition. Presient Giovanni Gronchi of Italy proclaimed the games open and Guiliana Chenal Minuzzo, Italian ski champion, took the Olympic Oath of fair play on behalf of the competitors. It, was the first time a woman had been given (his honor. The opening day competition was confined to two hockey games- Italy vs Austria and Canada vs Germany — as athletes and officials alike anxiously watched for snow that couW change the icy. rocky ski courses into perfect runs. Snow was hauled in from nearby mountains to the center of town to make the parade more realistic. As the teams marched in they took assigned places to form three sides of an open square in the center of which were the flag bearers grouped in a semi-circle. The big TJ. S. team wore the gaudiest uniforms of them all— bright red fur caps, sparkling white jackets and blue pants. The day was tn-ight and clear without the faintest sign of a snow cloud—and snow is one thing these, Olympics need the moat. A few flakes fell yesterday afternoon but not enough to help the ski course. The thin cover of snow in the mountains has thawed in the noonday sun and frozen at night making the course almost a sheet of ice. In many places it has worn bare, exposing the rocks. The polished pine stands were packed with 12.000 spectators wearing a picturesque variety of Joey Glardelto Can Fight Again. NORFOLK, Va. I*—Joe Giam-i bra is nearer a crack at the world middleweight boxing championship after a fast finish last night gave him a unanimous 10-round decision over Al Andrews. Giambra, from Buffalo, N. ?., swept the last three rounds on the cards of Referee Elder Craft, who voted 97-88 and Judges John Burton (96-94) and Charles Ford (9695). The Associated Press scored it 97-93 for Giambra. Giambra weighed 158 and Andrews of St. Paul Minn., lei^i it was Glambra's first fight since he lost a close decision to Bobo Olson last August. The fight produced no .knockdowns. Glambra's victory was his 42nd in 47 fights. Andrews' loss was his 15th against 43 victories and two draws. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yale 76, Fordham 65 i Houston 95, Miami (Fla) 77 Utah 97. Hawaii 77 Montana 72, St. Francis (Pa) 56 Colorado 72, Air Force All- Stars 63 gay alpine attire. The teams marched in alphabet ical order according to the Italian language: Greece,"Australia, Austria, Bel gium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada Czchoslovakia, Chile,. Korea, Fin land. France, Germany, Japan Great Britain, Iran, Iceland, Yu goslavia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein Norway, Netherlands. Poland, Ro mania, Spain. United States, Swe den, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary Russia and Italy. The words with which Preslden Gronchi formally opened the games, as prescribed by protocol were staXly simple. "I declare open the seventh Olympic Winter Games of Cortina D'Ampezzo celebrating the 16th Olympiad of the modern era/' Guido Carol!. Italian speed skat ing champion brought in the torch which was lit Sunday at Temple Jupiter in Rome and the Olympic flame was started—to burn da> and night until the competition is over (Feb. 5). The oath Miss Minuzzo took on behalf of all the athletes is th time honored one of the Olympics, j ••We swear that we will take part in the Olympic Dames in fair competition, respecting regulations which govern them and with the desire to participate in the true spirit of sportsmanship for the glory of sport and for the honor of our country." BIG 8 RESULTS North Little Rock 51, Ft. Smith 48 Polio Fund Tilts Set for Osceolo OSCEOLA—A basketball doubleheader, sponsored by the Rosenwald High School PTA in cooperation with American Legion Post 449, will be played here Friday night. All proceeds will be donated to the Polio Fund. In the first game, starting time 7:30, the PTA Ladies, featuring Dribble Dibble Lumsey and Sure Shot Jackson, will take on the Rosenwald junior girls. In the finale, the American Legion Veterans clash with Rosen- bald's junior boys. Admission to the games at the high school gym is a donation :o the Polio Fund. . up the Texas League. He finished ' with a 9-0 record that included four shutouts, 39 consecutive socre- less innings and a no-hitter. In an effort to strengthen their first base situation, the Orioles drafted Bob Boyd, former White Soxer, from Houston where he batted .309, drove In 94 runs and hit 15 home runs. Don Leppert, third baseman who batted .272 at Charleston, is back for another trial as is infielder Kal Segrlst, a .244 hitter at San Antonio. Infielder Brooks Robinson is up from York where he batted .331 and drove in 67 runs in 95 games. A's Would Go For Moon But Don't Know How KANSAS CITY (.TV-Lou Boud. reau. manager of the Kansas City Athletics, says the club will be shooting for the American League pennant this year but doesn't see how it can get out of sixth place. "There are too many strong clubs ahead of us," Boudreau told a press conference yesterday. "If we get every break in the world and some other clubs suffer a lot of injuries we could finish in the first division but that's presuming a lot." Bolt Could Be Monkey Wrench PALM SPRINGS, Calif., W—The tournament golfers of top caliber status resume operations today in the $15,000 Thunderbird Invitational and the risky business of predicting a winner settled on two professionals. In alphabetical order to be on the safe side they were Lloyd Mangrum and Mike Souchak. And to confuse the issue, the name of Tommy Bolt might be tossed in for safety purposes. Mangrum played like the Mangrum of old in winning the Los Angeles Open three weeks ago with a 72-hole score of 272, 12 under par. Last Sunday Souchak won the $12,500 Caliente Open with 281, seven under par over a considerably toughter course in Tijuana, As for Bolt, he finished an excellent performance at Los Angeles with a 276 and third place. At Tijuana he was second to Souchak with 283. So mucn tor Mangrum, Souchak and Bolt. Other contenderers include Gary Middlecoff, Julius Boros, Ed Furgo! and Gene Littler. And joining the tour is Shelley Mayfield, who was good enough to beat much this same array, and Souchak in a 20-hole playoff, a year ago. Boudreau will speak at Topeka tonight, the first speech on a 10- day tour. Kwick Kick Do you know who played for both the New York Yankees and the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1955 World Series? (Answer In tomorrow's edition.) Caruthersville 4-3 in Gloves, Finals Put Off SIKESTON — Caruthersvllle be*- ers won four and lost three Golden Gloves bouts in the lirat night o* the Southeast Missouri elimination tournament here. Because of bad weather, final! set for Thursday and Friday of thi» week have been postponed to Wednesday and Thursday of next week. David Grigsb'y of Caruthersvill* scored the first TKO of the evening over Prince Temmoris of Mit- Iliewi. Joluiiiy MiUilium ul Csru- thersville TKO'd Jim MoGee at Canalou. Joe Nelson of Carutuher»- ville took a three round decision from Walter Lambert of Sikeston. . Willie Tisdel of CarutherBvme won a three round decision from Lee Vance Hall of Caruthersville. Richard Hobbs of Sikeston TQK'd Willie Chambers of Caruthersville. /Willie Hemphill of Sikeston oota- pointed Ed Grisby. E. Woody of Caruthersville fought L. R. McClellan of Sikeston in a exhibition bout to end th» night's fights. Read Courier News .Classified Adi. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minneapolis 104, New York 95 Fort Wayne 101, Boston 100 Philadelphia 112, Syracuse 100 St. Louis 114, Rochester 108 Tennis star Jarpslav Drobny, self-exiled Czech who won the Wimbledon title in 1S54, was once one of the finest ice hockey players in Europe. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • A tmaointr Ktntui bourbon tin'a 1670 M55 Newest, most advanced 4-door hardtop you can buy- FIRST SHOWING TODAY! ERCURY Vhaeton. 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