The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 1, 1956
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHBV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 195« Soviets Are Halted Second Day in Row CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A five-foot Swiss milkmaid and a trio 'of fair-haired Finnish girls won gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games today, stopping Russia's collection of championships for the second straight day. •¥• j Madeleine B e r t h o d , petite Switzerland farmer's daughter who had been plagued by bad luck in .he two slalom events, tore down he Tofano course like a riflenuhot o win the women's downhill cham- P "I f\ pionship on her 25th birthday. \niuOC Irlimnr— She hnd lhe sensational time of JUlllvJ lYUIIIwl 1 minute, 40.7 seconds on the ap- r nroxlmatelv mile course, a lightn- C ARMED GUY Phil Mullen, Penn State University Isn't ufing his legs here as he rope climbs toward the ceiling Mullen's left leg is artificial below the knee, but he does a 20-foot climb in 3.7 seconds. Three-Time Loser Carter on TV CHICAGO CAP) — Jimmy Carter, who has won and lost the lightweight title three times, must prove his worth tonight against classy Cisco Andrade if he hopes to get another shot at the crown. The ID-rounder at 'Chicago Stadium will be the 100th fight for 32-year-old Carter, who has been Idle since Oct. 28. It was then that the left-hook specialist from New York failed to regain the 135- pound championship from Wallace (Bud) Smith in incinnati. Carter, an 8-5 favorite over his Compton, Calif., foe, first won the title from Ike Williams. He lost it to Lauro Salas, regained it again, lost it to Paddy De Marco, and again recaptured it in a rematch. He lost it for the third time to -Smith. Andrade, 26, is a smart, shifty fighter who was unbeaten until clever Ralph Dupas outpointed him Jan. 1, 1955. Salas also defeated him a year ago but Andrade won in a return bout. ABC will telecast at 10 p.m., Harrison Girls Win, Now 14-0 MARION — The Harrison High senior girls hung up their 14th win this season without a loss as they trimmed the G. S. Phelix High here last night 35-15. Margie Campbell registered 15, Pearl Mae Jones 13. In-the boys half of the twinbill Harrison dropped a 55-45 decision. Harrison's Richard Stokes looked good with 22. Charles Johnson fired in 11, also for the Dragons. The four teams meet again Friday nihgt at Harrison's gym. First whistle sounds at 7:30. USHockeyCoach Rumor- NoMoscowGame CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy Lfl —The coach of the U. S. ice hockey team today denied rumors that the squad would play in Moscow after the completion of the winter games. "It's not so," said Robert B. Hidder of Minneapolis. "Neither Walter Brown (president of the International Ice Hockey Federation from Boston, Mass.) nor I have been approached by the Russians. "We are committed to play in Switzerland and Sweden after the games and although we'd like to play in Russia it's getting very late to switch plans." Police officers here are doing their job with a good deal of enthusiasm—Olympic authorities feel too much enthusiasm. In the past touple of days, a television cameraman, a girl reporter and several spectators have complained that they were unnecessarily roughed up by policemen. And during the opening game ceremonies last week photographers said that police harassed them. As a result, Olympic authorities have asked police officials to crack down on their men. American bobsledders are vitally interested in a meeting here tomorrow of the International Bobsled Federation. The federation is expected to rule on a Swiss demand for a change in the present regulations. Th< change likely Would weaken Italy's new domination of the event. Under the rules now in force, the weight on a two-man bobslec cannot exceed 462 pounds. The four bob maximum Is 1,600 pounds. The Italians picked the smallest available men for the sleds, mak ing up the extra -weight with leaf slung as close to each sled's center of gravity as possible. This made the Italian sleds move easier anc faster than most of the others. The Swiss are asking that the metal allowance be reduced to 66 pounds. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Sports Roundup b LJaloot ,ng straightaway with .no gates as in the slalom. America's chief hppe, Mrs. An drea Mead. Lawrence of JParshall Colo., a double gold medalist in the 1952 games at Oslo, finished well back in the slow time o: 1:55.2. Second place went to Freida Danzer, another. Swiss girl, 1:45.4 and third place to a sur Wheeler, who gave the dominion its first medal of the games, with a clocking of 1:46. It was the firs skiing medal for the Canadian: in the history of the games. Sturdy Blonde A sturdy blonde miss, Siiri Ram tanen, came from behind on the last leg of the women's 15-kilom eter ski relay race to bring Fin land an upset victory over Russia in this event. Russia was second, Sweden third, Norway fourth. The Unite' States wasn't represented. At the end of these two cham pionship events, with 15 of the 2 now completed, Russia held to it unofficial team lead with 94 points followed by Austria, with 48i4, Nor way, 44, and Sweden, 43. The United States, expected to win the men's figure skating to day and the women's title tpmor row, trails with 9'/ 2 points. Amer lean hopes picked up with th standout performances of its figur skaters and the Yanks' 4-1 upse hockey victory last night over th Canadians. Nashua Has Much to Prove MIAMI (AP) — There has been considerable whispering around the syndicate which paid more than a million dollars for Nashua did not do so without having had some assurance that the golden colt could earn a large part of the sum back as a-stallion. down to the lowliest of his 40-odd The price tentatively placed his services is $10,000 per live foal, and the general expectation is thai Nashua will run more than one more full season before he retires to his carefully chosen harem. Under those circumstances, the doubters just can't help doubting thai his new owners forked over all that lovely money without some clue as to Nashua's interest in the ladles. Well, after having spentt wo early mornings in close communion with the colt at Hialeah and those who are tending him as he prepares to resume racing, our own conviction is that the members of the spndicate did take the big gamble all the way. They threw their money into the record kitty without knowing whether Nashua has'a latent interest in the fillies, or whether he will prove sterile if he does have. If he should prove a washout in the romance department, they I* AMtKMI HttlUlM (0, IX. • fUH ItL stand to lose plenty. Al Robertson, who has been the beautiful animal's groom since he was a yearling, is positive his charge hasn't noticed the lady horses yet. "All Eating and Running he's interested in now eating and running," Al said. "The only thing he might take some notice of now and then is a pony with several colors.—a pinto. He hasn't been tested for sterility either." At the same time, you get the feeling that all those around Nashua, from Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons employes, fully expect the great colt to prove as distinguished a sire as his own pappy, Nasrullah. They pretty much adore the animal and can't conceive of his failing at anything. "He's a wonderrul horse," said "Mr. Fitz," as he watched Nashua being cooled out. "He's got the three things a great horse must have — lungs, heart and brain. A lot of them have the lungs and the heart, but they don't have the brain which makes them want to win." Osceo/o Finds Cage Daylight In Twinbill OSCEOLA — The Osceola Semi noles found themselves here las night as they licked MIssco in th senior portion of a cage twinbiT 57-45. Osceola's Lucas with 16 an Reeves with 13 paced the Seminole to a halftime margin, 28-19. Missc only hit two from the field In .th first half, and hit 15 for the night Osceola bagged 27 field goals. In' the junior contest, Osceol: came out on top, 28-18 after an eas; 16-6 intermission cushion. In tw years now the juniors haven't los a home-floor fray. Last night Adcock scored 1 times and Jack Morse 8 for Osce ola. Sisco tallied six points for Miss CO. Osceola Juniors play In the Shaw nee County tournament tomorrow night at 9 o'clock. They meet Wll son. McCuilough Back For 22nd Season CHICAGO OR — Clyde McCu] lough, 37, has signed his 1956 con tract with the Chicago Cubs, mark ing the start of his 22nd seasoi In professional baseball. The pepper-pot catcher appeare* in 44 games for the Cubs last year He hit .198 in 81 times at bat. He committed only two errors in 17 chances for a .989 fielding aver age, a figure he has topped (.991 In only one other season, 1946 when he was the National League's ers." We Rebuild... • Gas & Diesel Engines • Jacks • Steam Cleaners • Starters • Power Brakes • Air Compressors All Work and Mattrials Guaranteed • Greet* Guns • Battery Chargers • Generators JOHN MILES MILLER CO. BLYTHEVILLI, ARK. PHONE 2-2007 Porkers Hog Rebounds FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Razorbacks haven't matched the scoring averages of their opponents in 14 Basketball games this-seasoiv-eitk«^f«im the floor gr the free throw line, but they have a big edge in a most important department — rebounding. Despite the fact that the Porkers, provided the shooting opportuni- who average only 6-3, have been at a height disadvantage in every game, they have captured 690 rebounds to only 575 for their foes. That's a margin of better than eight rebounds per contest, and with that kind of ball hawking, your "shooting average per shot doesn't have to be so high. Controlling the backboard play- is important for two reasons: It cuts down the "tip-in" shots of your opponents, and gives control of the ball to your" team. Shooting Average Good Arkansas' shooting average isn't poor by any means. Most basketball experts figure a team which hits a third of its shots can win. Arkansas' field goal average is .350 on 341 scoring shots in 975 attempts. For the opposition, the average is .371, or 319 in 860 attempts. .Again, look at what good defensive play can accomplish. Arkansas has. shot 115 more» times tahn the opposition, and scored on 22 of those attempts. Rebounding Buck Weaver, 64, Dies CHICAGO U« — George (Buck) Weaver, former Chicago White Sox third baseman who maintained to the end his innocence in the Black Sox baseball scandal, died yesterday at the age of 64. Weaver, a star for the Sox from 1912 through 1920, collapsed on the sidewalk of a South Side street, where he was found by police. Shawnee Junior County Tournament results on Page One. In free throws, the Razorbacks have a .661 average against a .684 average for their foes. But, Arkansas hasn't committed as many fouls, and as a result they've shot 434 times from the free throw circle, imd made good on 287, while the opposition has hit 271 on only 396 free throws. The Arkansans have committed 231 personal fouls to 260 by the other teams. Arkansas has averaged 69.9 points per game, while giving up only 64.9. In conference play, where tlie Porkers still are undefeated,, they have averaged 84.2 points per'' game; given up only i.7. Whitley Leads Manuel Whitley continues to lead the Razorbacks both offensively game, and leads in total rebounds and defensively. He tops the scorers with a 17.4 point average per with 136. Second in scoring for the season is Jerald Barnett, gifted senior guard, with an average of 11.4. Junior Terry Day, a master of the set shot, is third with 10.5, followed by center Pete Butler with 10.1. The other starter, senior Buddy Smith, has a 6.9 average. Butler is the No. ' rebounder with 109, and Day is third with 88. Smith has captured 78 and Barnett has 48. The Razorbacks, who' have won five straight games and boast a Southwest Conference record of 40, meet Southern : Methodist at Payetteville Saturday night in a duel for the league lead. Arkansas got off to its worst start • in 34 years, dropping seven games in a row, and now has a season mark of 6-8. BETWEEN WU NME There were two reasons for George Mikan's comeback: 1) h« vrt* told th'at only he could save the Minneapolis franchise; 2) he needed the money to live in the style to which he'd become accustomed ts » high salaried star ... young lawyers don't get rich quick ... The payoff for Mikan is that he gets a percentage of the «rir» Minneapolitan; he's able to lure out of the cold, in addition to hto general manager's paycheck .. • Could Buzzy Bavasi's undercutting on Bill Veech's rental deal with the city of Miami for. his new International League franchise -(Buzzy advised th« council to ask for a higher rental than Veech had negotiated for) be the start of another move by the -majors to keep the skidi under Ballyhoo Bill ... else why did Buzzy urge the Kansas iletics to ^get the best deal they could for the same locale just a year ago? ... There's still an undercurrent of unrest about Red Auerbach'i status with the Boston Cletlo, despite a great coaching: job ... because Red wanted to trade local hero Togo Plan! and boss Walter Brown vetoed him ... Strolling with Rocky Marci- Bill Veeck ano and listening: "It's a long time since 1947 ... I didn't even make enough money that year to be able to pay my tax accountant . . . Now I got to huddle with him for three days." . . . Rocky's thumbnail appraisal of challengers: "Bob Baker—quick hands, big target; Nino Valdes^-slow hands, big target." ... Ivan and Karol Kalmifcoff, brother grrapplers raging through the midwest and packing them in as old Russian royalty, are a couple of "furriners" from New York University . .. Before Babe Didrikson Zaharis' second bout with cancer, shs arid hubby George were planning an around-the-world tour . .. George, who bulged up to 390 pounds and a case of diabetes, has trimmed off 110 pounds ... ; The Olympic Games aren't jibing happily with Norte Dame's 195S football plans. .. Terry Brennan's afraid • he'll lose halfback flaih Aubrey Lewis, another (like Milt Campbell and Jimmy Brown) combination football and decathlon ace. ... • * • Darrell ' Floyd, the Purman Fireball duelling With Ohio State'! Robin Freeman for the national scoring title, is president of the student-body . . . Darrell never held a basketball until he was 14 years old and didn't get a uniform in high school until "they found that a service veteran on the team was too old to be eligible and they let me have his." . . . The Columbia Broadcasting System Is dickering to wrap up el- elusive telecasting rights on the National Football' League . . . but' running Into multiple problems such as George Marshall's Redskin network. . . . 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