The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1956
Page 7
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FRIDAY, JA1TOARY at, 1096 BLTTHlriLTOE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGE SEVEN VOTING PATTED Temple Wins, Scores 108 By BEN OLAN The Associated Press St Francis of Brooklyn and Temple of Philadelphia, two of the nation's surprise basketball teams, remained in the unbeaten ranks today along with San Francisco and Dayton. But there may be trouble ahead for all four. Man in Know Sees Three New Olympic Speed Skate Marks CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy W) —A man who should know today] predicted three new world records In tile four Olympic speed skating evente beginning tomorrow. Per Christian Andersen, Norway's walking encyclopedia of winter sports, said Russia will win the BOO- and 1,500-meter races in world record time on the lightning-fast surface of nearby Lake Misurina. He also forecast a new mark in the 5,000 meters, but couldn't pick a winner between Norway's Roald Aas and Boris Schilkov of Russia. Knut Johannesen of Norway is his choice to win the 10,000-meter grind, , but the veteran newsman who has covered every winter Olympics but one does not think Johannesen can better the world record. Per Andersen, news editor of Aftenposten, one of Oslo's largest papers, likes Yury Sergeyev, holder of the current-500-meter world record of 40.8 seconds, in skating's sprint event. This despite the f; Eugeniy Grischin skated 40.2 her last Sunday while Sergeyev wa doing 40.4. Andersen picks Schilkov, holde of the world 5,000-meter mark, the 1,500. Most other expoerts here agre the two short races will be dorri nated by Russia, but Del Lamb o Milwaukee, coach of the TJ.S. lean- says two speedsters on his squa have a good chance, "with breaks" in the 500. They are Bill Carow, Madison. Wis., fireman, and Don McDermott, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., construction worker. Blaze Kills 8 Horses In Florida MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Wuik- men cleared away the charred ruins of Barn 3 at • Tropical Park race track today in the wake of a fire that killed eight thoroughbreds. Only five have been positively identified and horsemen awaited a final check of survivors to determine which animals were lost in the blaze yes'.erday afternoon. Those known dead included Djeddah's Star and Casba, owned by N. L. Haymaker of Berryville, Va.- Cable Break, owned by H.W. Hayner ,of Plant City. Fla.; classy Belle owned by Jack Goldstein of Louisville, Ky., and Babco, filly The Terriers from Brooklyn had a real scare last night. After trail- ng 61-50 with 15 minutes to play, they caught fire and defeated Seton Hall 81-78 for their 12th straight success. Temple also made it 12 in a row, handily whipping-Delaware 108-81. Hal Lear pumped in 32 points. Top-ranked San Francisco and Dayton, No. 2, were idle. Each has a tough assignment on tap tomorrow night, however. ir the owned by L. Juan, P.B. , T. Torres of San Winter Olypmics By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday Ice Hockey Italy 2, Austria 2 (tie) Canada 4, Germany 0 Aladyne, 2-year-old filly who won at Tropical Park Jan. 3 and is owned by Courtney Burton, was reported missing. No One Injured About 40 panic-stricken h charged out of the park and galloped up heavily traveled Bird Road, which parallels the track Traffic was snarled and two minor automobile accidents resulted No one was injured but grooms and other stable help lost clothing and personal effects as the flames quickly consumed the 150- foot, 60-stall barn. About 35 horses were stabled there. Tropical Park closed Its meeting Jan. 16. No estimate of damage was available immediately but value of the horses lost was placed at $50,000 "to $75,000. "It was, like a Wild West show for a while," said officer Billy Stephens of the Coral Gables Police Department, who helped round up the animals. "Two of the horses were hit by cars and one of them had to be shot. Most of the rest of thprn were bleeding badly from cuts and bruises on the legs." _ Cause of the fire was not determined. i be Uiuulli -for college record of 40 consecutive victories against California. Dayton, 14-0, will try to get past Louisville, which is 15-1 for the season. Seton Hall Tough Seton Hall gave St. Francis fits during most of their game. The Terriers were behind by one point with 2% minutes to go. Then George Pox scored from underneath to give St. Francis the lead for good. The 15th-ranked Terriers have three games in the next eight days. They play Ithaca tomorrow night. Temple had difficulty with Delaware's Jack Waddington, who scored 30 points. But Lear's output coupled with Guy Rodgers' 26 points brought the Owls home. Temple, rated sixth in the latest Associated Press poll, next faces Navy at Annapolis, Md., tomorrow. In other games last night, Niagara tripped Duquesne 60-51. Drake, rebounding from four straight setbacks, upset Bra'dley 19-73, holding off a last-minute rally in which Bradley scored 10 points in 41 sec- 72 Big League Baseball Camps to Begin Early By FRANK ECK There will be more major league baseball workouts than ever this spring. With players consenting to report before March 1, 12 clubs will get their conditioning program under way earlier than usual. That means that tourists visiting 12 big league camps in Florida and four in Arizona will be able to enjoy many more workouts without charge. Daily workouts will be held until March 10 when the exhibition campaign opens. Only one change has been made in the spring training setup of a year ago. The Baltimore Orioles have moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., after one spring at Daytona Beach. Mine pitchers ana two catchers on the St. Louis Cardinal roster will get an early jump in training on Feb. 12. They include catcher Walker Cooper and pitchers Larry Jackson, Tom Poholsky, Frank Smith, and Brooks Lawrence. New manager Fred Hutchison, fresh from Seattle, wants to get acquainted with his pitchers, the Cardinals' greatest need. The workouts will be held at Al Lang Field, St. Petersburg. On Feb. 15 Baltimore pitchers and catchers will report to Scottsdale, Ariz., with veteran hurlers turning up on Feb. 24. The Chicago White Sox open camp in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 20 for two dozen farm system players and all pitchers and catchers. The Cubs will have a similar setup at Mesa, Ariz., with veteran pitchers reporting on Feb. 26. The world champion Brooklyn Dodgers will transport some cherry trees to Vero Beach on Feb. 21 and, the nevt day being George Washington's birthdate, President Walter O'Malley will swing a hatchet to signal the opening of Dod- catchers In uniforms at Bradenton, Fla. Camp openings set for Feb. 27 are for the Boston Red Sox battery men at Sarasota, all Giants at Phoenix, Ariz., and all Cleveland Indians at Tucson, Ariz. The four clubs who have not ordered their players to report in advance of March 1 are the Detroit, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh clubs. Four major league clubs will have rookie schools. They are the Yankees at St. Petersburg, the Red Sox at Sarasota, the Tigers at Lakeland and the Phillies at deal-water. ~v...... On Feb. 24 Washington opens at Orlando. On Feb. 25 the American League champion Yankees, under Manager Casey Stengel, will put their pitchers and catchers through some exercises at Miller Huggins Field in St. Petersburg. Also on Feb. 25 the Milwaukee Braves will have pitchers and gertown. Kansas City's pitchers and catchers begin on Feb. 23 at West Palm Beach. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St Francis (Bkn) 81, Seton Hall 78 Niagara 60, Duquesne 51 Temple 108, Delaware 81 Drake 79, Bradley 73 Emporia State 102, Kansas City Univ 74 Arkansas State 91, Delta (Miss) State 65 New Mexico Western 71, Panhandle (Okla) A&M 52 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East St. Louis, 111—Virgil Akins, 145, St. Louis, stopped Mel Barker, 149, Austin, Tex. 8. Spartansburg, S. C. — Henry (Pappy) Gault, 12014, Spartanburg. stopped Jimmy Calcutt, 125, Florence, 7. San Francisco — Howard King, 186, Rend, stopped Roger Rischer, 182, Oakland, Calif., 3. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 100, Philadelphia 89 Kwick Kick Yesterday's Kwick Kick: Who played for both the New York Yankees and the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1955 World Series? Answer: Gladys Gooding, organist. Jimmy Demaret And Driving Rain Steal Spotlight PALM SPRINGS, .Calif, (ft— Thi main topics of interest in this usually sunny desert resort today wer» Jimmy Demaret and the weather. Demaret led a field of 42 pro* nto the second round of the $15,000 Thunderbird Tournament thank* to a 7-under-par 64 In the opening fire. It rained EO hard last night thtt the pro-amateur sideshow was postponed until Saturday. Demaret had a lead of two stroke* going Into today's play over tht 6.843-yard, par 36-35—71 Thunderbird Country Club course. Four Are Close His nearest foes were Gene Littler, Julius Boros, Doug Ford and Bo Wininger, all with 66. • -Be 1953 when it was a 54-holft tournament. He beat out Ben Hogan with a birdie and an eagle on the last two holes. Three strokes off the pace at 67 were Csry Middlecofl, Gardner Dickinson Jr., El Paso's Fred Hawkins and Jimmy Hines, Tunder- bird's club pro. Seven were bunched at 68, including Art Wall Jr., Jack Burke and Byron Nelson. 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