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THURSDAY, OCTOBER M, 1988 (ARK.) COURIER l»EWf PAGE ILBYBtf Smith Wins Nod in Mixup Scorecard Confusion Reigns By FRITZ HOWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — In as merry a mixup as you'll find in boxing annals, Wallace (Bud) Smith held on to his lightweight championship last night. Smith, the 26-year-old Cincinnatian, halted three-time champion Jimmy Carter's bid for a fourth title. But no one is certain today whether the decision was split or unanimous. smith weathered a bruising 13th round, In which he was in rubber. IcRged trouble .all the way, and finished the 15-rounder in good shape. Then the 8,693 paying customers and a nationwide television audience sat verdict. back to await the Judges' scorecards were collect- ed from Willie Purcell, Joe Blink and Gene Nietschze. The collector handed the cards to Paul D. Cain, chairman of the Cincinnati Boxing Commission, who looked 'em over. The collector Went back to Blink's side of the ring, card in hand,- for a hurried consultation The ring announcer then said: Pork Frosh Battle ToKeepSlateClean InTCUGameFriday FAYETTEV1LLE — Arkansas' hustling, young Razorback Shoats hope to keep unblemished their still-new entrance into Southwest Conference competition when they take on the Wogs of Texas Christian University tomorrow night at-Fort Smith. It'll be the second meeting between the two teams and each has incentive to come out on top in 1955. The Wogs will be set to make up for last year's 20-7 win on the part of Arkansas in an easy Shoat win; while the Porker yearlings are anxious to keep a promise given to their varsity brothers two weeks ago. That promise was to "even Rickey 'Retires' As Buc Head Man Won't Quit Game PITTSBURGH W> — Branch Rickey will retire as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Nov. 1 after more than 50 years in baseball—but he's not through with the game yet. "I am 'retiring,' but you can put quotes around that word," he declared yesterday. "I no longer want to punch a clock and intend to see the Pittsburgh club play more games the coming season than I have for the last two or three." The front-office wizard, who managed St. Louis and Brooklyn to National League championships, couldn't turn the trick here. In his five years as general manager and executive vice president, the Pirates got out of last place only once, in 1951, Rickey's year with the club. No Successor Named There was no mention of his Buccessor, but speculation centered on Branch Jr.. now vice president in charge of the Pirate farm system, and another Pirate executive.; Joe L. Brown, son of movie I comedian Joe E. Brown. Rickey himself said .however: "I think Branch is best suited In the job he handles right now."} Rickey's five-year contract with; the club reportedly paid him $100,-! 000 a year. He had the option of renewing it lor five more. "I am not severing my affiliation with the Pirates, unless John Gal-; breath and Tom Johnson want me to. But I don't believe they do," , Rickey said. i Qalbreath, millionaire Columbus Ohio, real estate man, is presidenl of the club. Johnson, a Pittsburgh attorney is vice president and treasurer. Rickey, who will be 74 in December, said: ' "Prom now on. my interest will j be in players. The radio, television and other baseball problems will be handled by someone else. . . 1 will do some scouting, maybe a lot of it, in the interest of the Pirates." things up for the 26-0 varsity win by TCU in Razor,back Stadium." Frosh coach Tracy Scott has listed a healthy group of starters for the Shoats — with a line average about the same as that of the varsity's. At ends will be 'Billy tuplow and probably John Ed Matthews — each a younger brother of a Razorback varsity player: at tackles, Allen Shanks and John Butler; it guards, Jimmy Van Dover and Ed Daniels and Johnny Lineberger at center. The starting backfleld is ex pected to be quarterback James Monroe, halfbacks Donnie Stone and Bobby Bates; with Lamar Drummonds at fullback. "Difficult to Name Starters" "It's difficult to name starters in that backfield," says Scott. "Actually, we're pretty well balanced three men deep at each spot and they'll see a lot of action. Don Ritschel, Mike Cooney, Buddy Wesson, Dale Boutwell and Lloyd Woodman are all what you'd call co-starters." The Shoats played Southern Methodist to a 0-0 tie two weeks ago and since then the Colts tied a very powerful Rice freshman team, 13-13. Scott was just hoping for better weather than his team encountered two weeks ago at Texarkana. Then. SMU and Arkansas played in a downpour. . The "boats are currently working out with a squad of 46 men and are expected to suit them all up for the TCU game. The past week has been spent largely on offensive work. They meet the Oklahoma Aggie freshmen here on October 28 in the only freshman game scheduled for Razorback Stadium this year. Scorecard Reads Tit "Judge Purcell, 143 for Smith, 139 for Carter, Blink, 140 for Smith, 140 for Carter. Judge Niet- schze, 143 for Smith, 13S ior Carter." That made Smith the winner on a split decision. Ten minutes later Commissioner Cain told newsmen he had checked the cards and foun« that Blink's added up to 143 for Smith, 139 for Carter, and that the decision was unanimous. But Blink, who at 70-odd is the retired city circulation manager of the Cincinnati Times-Star, tossed everything into confusion again by stating: 'I Voted For Carter' "I don't care how they add it. I Voted for Carter, 144 to 140." That made it a split decision again, but by that time the television audience was watching some other program. Commissioner Cain observed "We must go by the figures on the card. It as unanimous for .Smith.' But Blink, still judging two bouts after the main event, was ada maht in his declaration that '". voted for Carter, 144 to 140. It's still split as far as I'm concerned The Associated Press card gave the fight to Carter by 144 to 141 No explanations of how the HOMO draw figure for Blink's card was arrived at. and no announcements of any kind relative to the verdict were made from the. rim. after the first rundown of how the judges voted. The judges awarded the winner of a round 10 points, the loser lesser amount, and 15-round totals decided the fight. The referee Tony Warndorf, had no hand in the balloting. (30,441 Gross Gate There were no knockdowns in the scrap, which attracted a gross gate of $30,441 and a net of $25,789.35. of which the principals received $9,000 each in addition to a cut of the television receipts. Carter, who suffered cuts requiring 20 stitches when he lost the title to Smith last June 29, was cut in the right eye in the third round and fought from the eighth on with the eye closed. Smith was unmarked, although he took a terrific battering in the 13th when Carter belted him into the ropes with a series of rights and lefts to the head and body and had him hanging on like ; leech. HOME FREE Lt- Jaime de la Garia takes 14 de Agosta over the high jump in Mexico City and his mount makes it look easy Lieutenant Garza once more, is » member of the Mexican Army team which will meet riders of the United States, Canada and Ireland in the international jumping competition of the National Horse Show at New York's Madison Sauare Garden. Nov 1-8. Nations Top Three Grid Powers Picked to Win. By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP) — Last week's deluge of upsets brought a 27-20 record for an average Of .575. That pulled the season's average for picking the winning football team down to 743 on figures of 162 correct selection in 218 tries. Hoping that the wave of upsets has subsided, here are this week s winners: Michigan over Minnesota: They always play this one for keeps and (or the Little Brown Jug. Michigan, although Ron Kramer will sit It out, appears too strong (or the Minnesota sophomores. Maryland over Syracuse: Syracuse reached the preseason heights expected of it last Saturday in blanking Army but Maryland isn't going to be stopped short of the Orange Bowl this season. Oklahoma over Colorado: Colo- rado annually gives Oklahoma its most rugged afternoon in Big Seven competition but the Sooners have forgotten how to lose. Navy Picked Navy over Penn: George Welsh and Ronnie BeaRle to give the Quakers a miserable afternoon. Duke over Pittsburgh: Another close one for the Dukes. UCL A over Iowa: The Uclans have recovered from that loss to Maryland. Iowa lacks a passer. A Second Meeting Planned To Discuss SeMo GG Boxing CARUTHERSVILLE — A second meeting to discuss the proposed Bootheel Golden Gloves Boxing Association will be held at the country club in Slkeston on October 26, according to Al Lawrence, president of the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Lawrence said Caruthersville's Jaycees are promoting the project and that representatives of Sikeston. Cape Girardeau and Caruthersville Jaycees attended an initial meeting on the proposal recently. He said purpose would be to pro- mote greater interest in better amateur boxing in Southeast Missouri. Boxing throughout this area sponsored by Jaycees and most clubs are starting a< this season. At Caruthersville, sions are held on .ctivity early training Monday Tuesday nights, beginning at 7:30 at- the training headquarters just off Highway 81 on Juliet Avenue at the western edge of the city. Anyone 13 years or older can register at the headquarters on those nights. Jones Shines for TV Fans Hard Court Tennis LA JOLLA. Calif. Wl—The U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. hard court tennis championships are set for the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Dec. 8-11. inclusive. The junior hard court tests will be held at the same club Dec. 1-4, inclusive. By HARRY GRAYSON- NBA Sports Editor Ralph Tiger Jones was being introduced by the announcer to members of-the Living Room A. C. The Tiger turned directly toward the camera and bowed. When hit fight with Al Andrews started, a woman member of the LRAC said brightly: "I like the Tiger's fights. You always can see what he's doing. I can see him punching the other lellow. He never gets in close with all that tugging and stuff you can't see. The Tiger stands right out there In plain sight. I love it." This more than his record — a thro- ughly dismal one, is the major rea- Tige, sans a constant why good old 'angs and talent, is visitor in the LRAC. He is, you see, he epitome of a television fighter. le's the guy the sponsors sponsor — even if he doesn't drink or shave. His moves are made for televiewing. Everything Is perfectly clear. Plus, of course, one other major consideration — as the lady out- ined as an afterthought. "And I never get shortchanged by the Tiger. The fight always goes the limit. None of those dreadful one-round knockouts. By the time happens. It's too late to turn on Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cincinnati — Wallace Bud Smith, 135 Cincinnati, outpointed Jimmy Carter. 135. New York, 15. Smith retained world lightweight title. Beaumont. Tex. — Eddie Brant, 139'-., Dayton, Ohio, knocked out Lawrence Armstead, 136, New Orleans. 8. Buenos Aires—Leo Espinosa. llalj, Philippines, outpointed Roberto Castro. 116, Argentina, 10. Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers was the only major leaguer to make 200 hits during 1955. Knapps Grasp Touch Football Lead With Win The Knapps were sitting on the top rung of the "Y" High School touch football ladder this morning 3-0 u a result of a 24-12 victory over the Cummins* crew at Llttle Park yestrday afternoon. ' A Max Porter at Herbert Loveless pass good for 12 yards started the scoring midway of the first quarter and on- the first play of the second period , the same combination was good for « yards and a touchdown, giving the victors a 12-0 advantage. Th« Cummlngs cohorts playing without the services of their captain, got back, in the game when Lynn Stanfleld Intercepted a Porter pass on his own 36 and romped the rest of the way for * score. But the Knapps responded in kind, when, on the next series of downs, Ronald } McManus raced » yards to make it 18-8. ' On the next kick-off, the cum- mlngers received and on the first play from scrimmage, Joe Bratcner whipped to Jimmy Callihan over the middle ind he turned on the Juice to mike it U-13 on a SI yard Jaunt. . The third quitter was scoreless, the only score of the second hall coming midvy »' ">« lourtn "f r : iod on David Keltey's M-y»rd sprint down the sidelines to make - SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty wom«n — and mtn, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! I Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or swap and — for •xpert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. ... we will help you write the Ad! "This Is Your Person." Life" or Person to THIS LATTER CONSIDERATION is of the utmost importance. The sponsor takes a terrible beating if his fight doesn't go the limit. Stil standing by with that big smile for a commercial, at the second Marcano-Walcott -encounter. The fight didnf last a round. "This business makes It terrible for a guy trying to get matches," moans Charley Johnston, the manager. "I got a bunch of real bangers. Eduardo Laussee—they call him KO is an example. But do you think anybody *ould use Lausse? "Not while there's a chance of him walking out and banging some guy out with a belt. The television people don't want that. But what am I going to do? I got a Tenth Avenue fighter. I got to spend my time working on his left hook. I can't train him for a fight by teaching him the value of a Madison Avenue commercial after the sixth round. "Bill the Bartender Is a bigger guy than the referee. His join' lave that between rounds trade." ALL OF WHICH MAKES Tiger Jones an important fighter. So what f he's lost to Jimmy 'Herring, Herbie Hayes, Rocky Castellani, Pedro . „_. . remembered is Elosle McElhone would go out of business It it jhdn • Gonzales, Hector Muller, Johnny Constance. Petei Saxton. Jacques Royer, Henry Burroughs and Lausse. among Others? The commercial gets on the air a full measure oS times, which is the main thing. Such a situation practically forces you to come out for pay TV. With the Living Room A. C.'s across the country chipping in, there would be good, fights. There would be no objection to an exciting quick knockout. An announcer would not be shilling for a product,. If it turn ed out to be a bum fight, he'd say so. There would be no bartender. And no Tiger Joneses. Friday night affair. Southern California over Caliornia: A California victory might slill Coach Waldorf's critics but he Trojans appear much too strong to be stopped. Notre Dame over Purdue. If Lsn Dawson gets hot, his passes could put a second straight defeat on the Notre Dame record but ttw Irish rarely—if ever—lose two in a row. Texas A&M over Baylor: Th« cadet corps, known as the 12th man in the lineup when the Aggies play at home, will spur the team or. to another victory. Skipping over the others: East: Lafayette over Bucknert. Rutgers over Lehigh, Army ov«r Columbia, Boston College over Marquette, Brown over Rhode la- land. Temple over Carnegie Tech, Princeton over Cornell, Harvard over Dartmouth, Delaware over Connecticut, Holy Cross over Bo»- lon University, Villanova over North Carolina State, Yale over Colgate, West Virginia over Fern State. Vote for Rebels South: Kentucky over Florid*, Mississippi over Arkansas. Tennessee over Dayton, Mississippi State over Alabama, Clemson over South. Carolina (today). Texas Christian over Miami (tomorrow), Georgia, over Tulane. Vanderbilt over Middle Tennesse e State, Davidson over Virginia Military, Virginia Tech over Virginia, Wake Forest over North Carolina, William ft Mary over George Washington, Auburn over Furman, Georgia Tech over Florida State. Midwest: Iowa State over Kansas State, Southern Methodist over Kansas, Missouri over Nebraska, Northwestern over Indiana, Tulsa over Cincinnati, Oklahoma A&M over Detroit (tomorrow), Bradley over Drake, Michigan State over Illinois, Wisconsin over Ohio State. Southwest: Rice over Texas, Oregon over Arizona, Texas Tech over Houston, Wichita over Texas Western. Far West: Denver over Brigham Young (tomorrow), Montana over New Mexico, Oregon State over Washington State, Utah over Wyoming, Colorado A&M over Utah State, Washington over Stanford. Eagle Day, Mississippi quarterback, averaged 41.1 yards on II punts against Georgia, and Kentucky this season. Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BtYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS The idea behind the introduction of a truly superior bourbon...Four Roses BOURBON There's t sound ide» behind the introduction of Four Roses Bourbon. Frankly stated, it's this: The makers of famous Four Roses Blended Whiskey are confident that no finer whiskey is being produced. It is—in our opinion —the best there is! But (let's (ace it) there are quite a few men who happen to be bourbon drinkera. 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