The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1956 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 20, 1956
Page 11
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MONDAY, r*»T m, BLTTKITILLB (ARK.) COURIER NBWI PAGE BLEVE!f BETWEEN rue Three goH ooureec in Florid* hav» barred t, famous tennis name ... who, in th« guise of a links novice, cleaned up on the club members . . . and has made more from golf in "friendly" games than earnestly stroking a tennis ball. . . AI Cervi won't be back with the Syracuse Nate of 0» NBA nest iatMM . , . inabwd win DIOT« ov»r to coaoh RochMter, with Bobby Wanier reverting to plain player again ... From the baseball gossip mill: are ten Cleveland Indians behind the college career of Duke's Dave Sirhe, the baseball scholar~"who'a sprouted us the sprint sensation of the track world? . . . Isn't Frank Lane just a wee bit unhappy because his St. Louis ven- "ture doesn't give him the power- he anticiapted? . . . On a speaking foray into Delaware, Jesse Owen; found a 13- year-old, Harold Trotter, who's already been clocked in 10.1 for the "100" ... and will spend the summer taking lessons from the master in an Illinois day camp ... Only Two Conferences Settled Colleges Now Girding For Cage Showdown By ED i WILKS The Associated Press College basketball has a flock of showdowns this week as conference contenders make bids for titles and tickets to the NCAA Tournament. Only two conference champs are* home free so far — Marshall in t Mid-American and Connecticut the Yankee. They join two "at-large" sele tions in the NCAA title chase Memphis State, named today, an Holy Cross, named Sajurdayl_Bo Dave Sime Year, ago, Whitey Ford was slouched comfortably in a soft trair seat, glowing over a streak of three straight pitching victories Writer covering the Yanks plopped down beside him, asked, "What d you attribute it to, Whitey?" ... "I feel good," shrugged Whitey. ' gave up smoking, put on weight." ... He didn't feel so good when h: dismayed cigarette sponsor cut out all testimonials for the rest of th year ... • * * Paxton Lunvpkin, a basketeer just flunked out of Indiana, will join the Harlem Globetrotters for more practical education . . . and the Saperstein entourage \s also hot after a kid called Meadowlark Lemon .out of little Benedict College, with a reputed arm spread of seven feet . . . A Babe Zaharlas-type yarn with a male twist, aniJ a happy ending:, is Jimmy Demarets' pro go)t circuit heart-warming performance to date on the Th« aisles of the county arena behind Pancho Segura were a blur of movement as Aussie Bex Hartwig dangled a tennis ball in the air and started to serve ... He stopped in mid-motion, disturbed by the late arrivals seeking their seats, and waited impatiently . . . Chirped the vter- an Pancho: "Where do you think you are, Bex, Forest mils?" . . . • Tycoon Howard Hughes quietly provides the plane to ferry the Fly- tng Wheels of Long Beach, Calif., around the nation on the 10th annual coasl-to-coast wheelchair basketball lour , . . Army's Bob Kyasky, the "new Glenn Davis," may be washed up ... the halfback-sprinter is in an army hospital for consultation on his banged-up knees . . . The Kaydets, who're supposed to beat you on land, have a championship swimmer in Don Kutyna, a second classman from Chicago who's knocked four seconds off the NCAA breast stroke record at 200 yards ... Between you'n'me, the most orderly sports crowd is at a race track . . . where a newspaper will hold your seat . . . and rich and poor alike queue up to los« their money . . . Calhoun Goes Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rory Calhoun and Eddie Machen, two unbeaten young prospects of great promise, get a chance to climb a little higher in their respective divisions in this week's boxing program. Calhoun, winner of 17 straight, meets Angelo De Pendis of Brooklyn, who has lost only to Calhoun in 13 pro bouts. Their middleweight bout is the main event tonight at St. Nicholas arena in New York which will be carried on television (Dumont). Machen, a 22 - year - old San Francisco heavyweight, has won 11 in a row. He expects to make it an even dozen Wednesday against Julio Mederos of Havana, a sub for Tommy Harrison who subbed for the ailing 'ttno Valdes. The Machen - Mederos match will be carried on radio and TV (ABC). Rooky Castellan!, the perennial middleweight challenger from Cleveland, still hopes for another crack &t the title, now held by Sugar Ray Robinson. Among Top Flv» Although Rocky dropped a couple of pegs after he was upset by Gene j Fullmer last month, he still is| among the first five. Castellan figures to regain a little grouni against John L. Sullivan of Eng land and Jersey City in the Fri day night bout at Madison Squar Garden. The 10-round match will be carried on network (NBC) radio and TV. Archie Moore, who has balked at going: to' England to defend his light heavyweight title against Yolane Pornpey unless he can bring an American referee, is supposed to box Howard King at San Francisco tonight. The title, of course, will not be at stake in this over-the-wefght match. nave 18-4 records. The' NIT, which may pick i the Missouri Valley and- Skylin runners-up, named its eighth try, Niagara (17-5), today. Earlie picks were Dayton, which smacke fellow NIT entry Xavier of Oh 85-75 yesterday for a 20-2 record defending champ Duquesne; Seto Hall; Louisville, the only club t beat Dayton; St. Francis of Brook lyn, spilled from an 18-gam winning streak Saturday by ,S Joseph's (Pa.); and Marquette. Kentucky vs. Alabama Tonight the Southeastern Confei enee gets to the showdown bus ness with Vanderbilt (10-1) in return match with Kentucky (9-1 The Wildcats meet Alabama, th current leader at 9-0, Saturday Idaho State can cinch its fourt straight Rocky Mountain crown b sweeping a pair from Colorado Col :ege (0-6) tonight and tomorrow. .In the Big Seven, Kansas Stat and Iowa State, tied for first a 6-2, meet at , K-State -Saturday Southern Methodist (9-0) can cinch Jiings in the Southwest by beating •unner-up Arkansas (8-2) at Dalla he same night. And Utah (8-2) can •pose for titlist pictures if it cai whip second-place Brigham Younj (7-2) Friday in the Skyline. Texas Tech (6-2) could relax in he Border by beating Texas West ern tonight and New Mexico '? i M tomorrow. Western and A & M are tied for second at 5-3. In the Big Ten, Illinois and Iowa till head the pack with the show down apparently set for March 3 a owa. ! = Mo-Valley Title Houston, meeting Bradley to light and Wichita Saturday, could clinch its first Mo-Valley crown his week. Should the Cougars' (8-2) alter, St. Louis (7-3) or Oklahoma A& M (4-3) could sneak in UCLA seems sure of an NCAA lerth in the Pacific Coast Confer :nce. The Bruins, 10-0, shouldn' be pressed until March 2-3 when meet the current runner-up California (8-2). "• The Southern and Atlantic Coas inferences decide their champs .nd NCAA entries in tournaments teginning^ March 1. .eachville Wins !A Junior Title JONESBORO — The Leachville "ubs won the final game here in he District 3A junior boys basket- all tourney Saturday night, spank- ng Jonesboro, 62-36. Tommy Kennett of Leachville rushed his opponents w;th 28 oints while Jonesboro's Benny helton came through with 18. I Court Action Mapped Wes Santee Barred From Track for Life By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Wes Santee, America's foremost hope for the magic 4-minute mile, today angrily drew plans for a court suit against the Amateur Athletic Union, which has barred him. from track for life. The AAU took the drastic action three at its Executive Committee meel ing yesterday after hearing a re port by an investigation committe Santee's expenses. The com mittee found about $1,500 which t said, was "overage," , meaning above the allotted expenses per mitted. Unless he is backed in the courts Santee is through as a runner. Hi can be reinstated as an amateu n other sports but never again in :rack. "We plan to ask the courts to en oin the AAU from carrying ou Wes' suspension,' 'said his attor ney Charles P. Grimes of New York. "Our contention is the same hat we have been making all along —that the Executive Committee o he AAU does not have the author ty in the case, that it should be urned back to the Missouri Valley Assn." If the AAU's action stands up means, that Santee, whose 4:00.5 the closest any American has ome to the 4-minute mile, is out o! tie Olympics. He was the Unitec Hates' main hope. 14-1 Vote "I'm extremely disappointed,' e said bitterly. "I don't believe received fair treatment. I'm con- inced the AAU has violated its wn constitution in susepnding me. If there are any new charges con- erning professionalism, I'll be iappy to answer them before the roper authorities—the local Reg- stration Committee of the Misouri Valley Assn. 1 The Missouri Vaiiey Kegistration Jommittee, his home body, sus- ended him last October,- but was verruled by its own board of gov- rnors. Then the AAU, at its an- ual meeting last December, ap- ointed a special committee eaded by Pinky Sober, national 4AU track and field chairman, to eopen the case. On" the basis of Sober's repor le committee suspended Sante y a 14-1 vote.. AAU President Carl Hansen sa lere were seven instances : hlch Santee's expenses wer lore than permitted. Californians. It barred Al SAN FRANCISCO (Si — Fre Van Dyke, censured by the Ama teur Athletic Union in the Wes San rtee case, today took "all th blame for writing that $400 check. The AAU, after barring mile Santee for life, took action. again Holland Top-Seeded In Class "S" Meet HOLLAND — The Holland Lions are top-seeded in Missouri's Class "S" tournament for small schools at Canalou. The Lions are slated to face Caruth in a battle there tonight. Holland finished second in the Pemiscot County Tourney. The Lions led the county conference with a perfect conference record of nine wins and no losses. 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Pranken, publicist for the Compton relays; told the Pacific Assn. to bar Van Dyke, who lives at Stockton, and ordered "appropriate action" against Tom Moore, who runs the Modesto relays. .Van Dyke, a rancher, said his check involved a PA meet at Stockton. "The check," he said, "broke down this way—$150 for AAU sanctioned expenses for Santee to Stockton from Ashton, Kas. Another $150 for his wife, whom we invited. A $50 'thank you' from me for four extra days Santee spent in Stockton to promote the meet. A second $50 as a present for Santee's new baby. "Because I knew Sante ewould be under fire for the money, I asked him who I should make out the check to. He gave me the name of his father - in - law. I wrote a personal check, which probably was a mistake, too. "There's no denying Santee did wrong," Van Dyke added, "and so did I." Moore, referring to himself. Pranken and Van Dyke, asked: "Why just the three of us?" He said other California meets were involved and declared he was "a little surprised we weren't just warned for the first offense." Moore did not try to duck involvement sand said he believed the AAU action would "help track." ALL-COUNTY TEAM — These nine senior high school boys were named to the all-county team by coaches and officials of the Mississippi County Class B basketball tournament held last week at Wilson. They are (front row, left to right) Richards and Darnell (Dyess), Reeves (Osceola), Loo- ney (Luxora), Hopkins (Osceola), (back row) Lucas (Osceola), Bill Tranum (Wilson), Patterson (Armorel), and Peepers (Wilson). Peeples (Dell) and Hall (Missco) were also named but were absent at ceremony time. (Courier News Photo) Harrison Takes Cage Meets JONESBORO—The Harrison High senior girls won the district tournament played here last week by downing Carver High of Marked Tree in the final game, 32-18. They advanced into the finals by squeaking past Turrell 15-14 and downing West Memphis. 26-16. The junior boys also won their division crown by carving their final win over Carver of Luxora, 3229. In the tourney they also took victories fromm West Memphis, 3433, and Wilson Trade School, 2922. The tournament for senior boys and junior girls begins Friday 3,1 West Memphis. The Harrison boys meet Carver of Marked Tree in their first encounter while the girls trade punches with Wilson Trade School. The Harrison junior boys will represent District Eight in the state tourriey at Magnolia, Mar. 2-3, while the senior girls will represent the district in the Augusta meet. Mar. 16-17. West Virginia trainer, A. O. (Whitey) Gwynne coached the Mountaineers' only unbeaten wrestling team in 1936 when WO won all seven meets. 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