The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1956 · Page 10
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fAOI TON BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS TUESDAY,' FEBRUARY 21. f i ii -Kentucky Corners Vanderbilt, 76-55 Nobody ever has doubted Rupp's itentlons on a basketball court and 'on to tell about it, but he put it n black and white last week when e said he wasn't giving much lought to the approaching game •ith DePaul. DePaul, of course, sn't in the SEC. So it really wasn't much of a urprise when DePaul "upset" the Wildcats 81-79 last Saturday. The oss dumped Kentucky a notch to today's Associated Press WORLD'S BEST TOSS — Lt. Parry O'Brien shows the form he used to toss the 16-pound shot 91 feet, sy t inches Saturday night during the national AAU championships in Madison Squar« Garden. The mark was the best by any mortal ever. The air force officer will represent his country during the November and December Olympics this year. Osceo/a Opens District Tournament with. Win MONETTE — The Osceola Seminoles turned into savages here last night m the opene of the District 3B basketball tournament, slicing Marmaduke, 71-57. Now Mo-Valley Official Blasts AAU Execs By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — A bitter tempest within the Amateur Athletic Union developed today in the wake of Wes Santee's lifetime suspension. While (toe star American miler Went about Ms duties »s a Marine lieutenant in Quantico, ,Va., one of the top officials of the Missouri Valley Section of the AAU accused the organization's Executive Committee of "bungling the ease badly." The Executive Committee found Santee guilty of accepting about $1,500 in excess of allowed expenses last year and barred him for Me. Slap »t Mo-Valley "The action was a slap in the face to the Missouri Valley Section," said Registration Committee .Chairman Julius Koenigsdorf In Kansas City. "It also violated the AAU bylaws in the process. They state specifically that application to full amateur status can be acted upon only at the annual meeting of the Board of Governors." He added that he thought Santee was correct in going to court in hopes of reversing .the decision. The Missouri Valley Board of Governors cleared Santee of charges oi excessive expenses late last year only to have the case reopened by the parent body. A high-ranking AAU official hit back at Koenigsdorf. The official, who asked that his name not be mentioned, told The Associated Press: "We could have brought Koenigsdorf up on charges too. He was either concealing information from us or he was derelict in his duty He knew about Santee's expenses.' AAU Secretary-Treasurer Dan Ferris was calm, however. "Koenigsdorf is a good AAU man and once he sees all the facts of the case, he'll agree with us," Ferris observed. Ferris Warned Promoters By way of keeping Santee out of competition, Ferris sent a telegram to all meet . promoters warning them they would lose their AATJ sanction "forever" If they permitted Santee to run. Ferris admitted he took the action "in casf someone should obtain an injunc tion." That is exactly what Santee am his attorney Charles P. Grimei plan to do. Grimes, in fact, said he hoped to have the papers drawn up in a few days and get quick results. Appraised of Ferris' telegram to the meet promoters, Grimes said "It is characteristic, of the AAU' arrogant attitude throughout the proceedings. It's a very interesting attempt by the AAU to commit contempt of court in advance." Not Worried For his part Ferris was nol particularly worried over Grimes threat to bring the case to the courts. "We've never lost a court case where the question ot' our jurisdiction and power to enforce the rules and regulations were attacked," Pros to Pick 'Best' Cager By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK — (NBA) — The "best in the game" will no longer be an empty phrase in basketball. The National Basketball Association, in conjunction with NBA Service will award an annual trophy tc its outstanding player. The winner of the 1956 award will be announced March 29, with the selection to be made on a vote of all the players in the NBA. This authentic Most Valuable Player award parallels the Jim Thorpe Trophy inaugurated in the National Football League this year by NBA Service. Presentation ol the trophy to the outstanding basketball performer— and this amounts to the outstanding player in the world, with the NBA the most successful league in pro history — will be made between halves of next season's East-West All-Star game in Boston. A few years ago, you'd have automatically ' delegated the initial tward to George Mikan, at a time Mr. Basketball and the Minneapolis Lakers were riding the crest. This reason It's » wide open scramble to determine basketball's MVP. Should it be the ever spectacular Bob Cousy, the biggest gate attraction In Uw NBA and the accelerator In the scoring surges of the Boston critics? But wh»t »bout Bob Pettlt, the Mns*Uon»l sophomore of the St. Loul* H«wk«, running off with NBA •oortac honors «nd the lead re** ««U? He't the most the g«me h»s ever Ttw «ilUd«lphk Wuriors, win- •tami *»m "> <*" '"« ue - °" er * dutl mtry of Pnul Ariiln nnd Nell Jc*i»«o«, both former NBA scoring )**d*ni wtw'vr not slackened their championship to Dolph Schayes, still the consistent workhorse in a disappointing team season. The key man on the Fort Wayne Zollners, leading the western divls ion, is George Yardley, a leaper o: the Jim Pollard school, tremen dously versatile on offense and defense. The range of competition ensures ft tense voting contest, with this deciding factor: The men whose salaries depem on performance can't be foole< when it comes to picking their bes all around performer, He'll be the one who merits des Ignatlon as the NBA's official out standing pUyw, The Seminoles rebounded from their loss in a thriller at Wilso last Saturday night when the bowed to the Bulldogs in the count »urney final. Coach Austin Manner said Hi joys played a great game las night. Marmaduke used their big cen ter Washington who'd been Injure earlier In the year. He hit 15 points The Seminoles also had anothe tough boy to tackle In Marma duke's forward Campbell. He been averaging newly 30 points bu last night Seminole Wells cloake him and cut his total output at 18 Nelson Hopkins banged away, f o 36 points and Richard Lucas cam home with 22. Other results: Weiner nipped Marion, 55-51. An Earle knocked Lake City, 68-59. Here's the way they line up t night: Monette vs. Cash in the fir game at 6:15 . . . another Missi sippi County entry, Dyess mee Valley at 7:40 ... and closini shop it'll be Tyronza facing Bt gers-Reno. They go on at 9. Osceola Pos. Marmadul Wells, 6 .' F Campbell, Gentry F Hill, Lucas, 22 ... C .. Washington, Hopkins, 26 . G Williams, Reeves, 17 .. G Keny, substitutions: Marm duke — Sanford, 1. he said. Other develomiients ill the fas moving Santee case: 1. Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Ka took up the budgets for Sant d e nouncing his suspension "cruel and unfair," while adm ting that he thought the runn 'took more money than is allowe under the decadent rules. . ." Se Carlson also went to bat for Sa tee when he was under inves gation by the Missouri Valli group. 2. Another ranking AAU offici declared that even if Santee we upheld by the courts, he nev By ED WILKS The Associated Ties* When Col. Adolph Rupp of Kentucky saW he wanted that Southeastern Conference b.as- etball title, he wasn't just a-whistlin' "Dixie." Rigney Disagrees Giants Definitely Not in a Bad "Way , 13th In a Scrle« By BILL RIGNEY PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - A lot of P e °P\ e ' ia l en !?* d ?£ the Giants are in a bad way. I don't agree. We should giv» Brooklyn quite a'battle for the pennant. oil, but Rupp shurgged it off. It vas Alabama and Vanderbilt he wanted. Vandy Virtually Out They were the clubs threatening his reign in the SEC. Kentucky has failed to take the SEC, crown only once since 19-13—and tha twas n 1953 when the Wildcats weren't n business because of NCAA sus tension. Rupp got Vandy last night by a whomping 21-polnt margin, 76-55. Vandy, ranked No. 5 in the nation, jreviously had stunned the Wildcats by eight points. Now the Commodores are virtually out of the SEC race at 10-2 and the only club ahead of Kentucky (10-1) is 'Bama, ranked seventh and now 10-0 after beating LSU 77-59 last night- Kentiicky, which zoomed away from Vandy 30-11 in 10 minutes and rode in on Bob Burrow's 34 points gets its lone crack of the "season at 'Bama Saturday. A victory would give the Wildcats a cinch cotltle—and an NCAA berth slncf 'Bama's first five players are four year men and ineligible for the national tournament. Dllnl Solid While Kentucky kicked up' its heels last night, Illinois proved its new No. 2 national ranking no fluke by pasting Purdue 102-77 to remain unbeaten atop the Big Ten. race Iowa, ranked No. 13, stayed righ behind the Blini by slipping, pas Indiana 87-83 for a 9-1 mark. Elsewhere among the ranker teams,'Temple (No. 10) beat Leb anon Valley 72-68 for a 20-1 record Houston (No. 14) clinched at leas a share of the Missouri, Valle: crown by defeating Bradley 68-53 Oklahoma City (No. IB) kept its tourney hopes -alive by pastin Loyola (New Orleans) 93-75 for 17-5 mark; and Iowa state (No. 20 dropped out of a tie for the Bi Seven lead in a 73-66 upset b Missouri. ' Kansas State took sole possessio of the Big Seven lead by trouncln Nebraska 73-50 while third-plac Colorado fanned Its hipes by beat Ing Oklahoma 61-53. Centenary Trips State Again I'm very optimistic about the club's pitching staff. To start with we've got Johnny Antonelli, Don Liddle, Jim Hearn and Ruben Gomez backed up by Hoyt Wilhelm »nd Johnny McCall. In the bullpen. Three othec young pitchers, Allan Worthington, Joe Margoneri and Ramon Monzant, should make it In the big leagues this year. I had these men at Minneapolis last season and they've got the stuff to win with the Giants. I'm anxious also to look at Steve JONESBORO, Ark. Bt—Arkansas State College is through with the jasketball team of Centenary Col- ,ege for the season, and the Indians undoubtedly are glad of it. Centenary never was extended last night in whipping State 79-65. [t was the Louisiana school's second victory of the season over The lust time the two teams met, Centenary posted an 86-59 decision in Shreveport to end a 'State winning streak at five straight. Last olght, Centenary promptly grabbed the lead and held it all the way. State threatened only once. Down 43-30 at the half, the Indians rallied to cut Centenary's lead to three points early in the second Bidzik. Sure, we have our problems. But who hasn't? Depending on CmsUeman ' We'll be in trouble If Foster Castleman can't play on account of his knees. But he tells me'the surgery he had done this winter has cleared up a lot of trouble. We won't have a second base problem if he can play. Daryle Spencer will get a shot at period. That was as close as State got. The loss was States 10 against 12 victories. Centenary has a fine 18-5 record for the season-. the second base job. He could add plenty of power to our ball club. As things stand now, Oall Harrli will get another chance to male first base. No matter what, it's nice to know that we could always put Whitey Lockman back on first and get » good job done. Bob Leiinon, another young man I had at Minneapolis, wouldn't surprise me if he won an outfield job. He finished with 31 homers and 110 -rims- batted in last-season even though he was injured lor som« time. And it goes without saying that Willie Mays and Don Mueller are two of the finest outfielders around. As for our catching, we're looking for improvement from Ray Katt. And Wes Westrum, who really began to hit before he was hurt at the end of last season, says he's ready to have his best season. Fail-mount Park at collinsville and Cahokla Downs in East St. Louis, both in Illinois, will have night thoroughbred racing next would be permitted to run in the Olympics. 3. Fred Van Dyke, a Pacific AAU official, took "all responsibility" for a $400 check made out to Santee's father - In law for the 4:00.5 miler's appearance in a meet. The AAU cited this in its charges. 4. Fred O. Mancuso, Kansas City lawyer and a member of the Missouri Valley Board of Managers, said that unless the AAU can justify its action in the case "it could easily mean the beginning of the end of the organization." "If the AAU wants to break down its structure then the executive committee certainly has taken steps In the right direction.' dont take lif* for granted Can you stop — FAST? Don't take chances. Come m and let us inspect your front wheel linings and bearings, check brake drums add fluid if needed, adjust and test brakes. Take advantage of our special safety check-up today! 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