The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1956 · Page 11
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(AM.) OOtmiMt MBWS PAGI ELXTIX The Scorclxxird Hutch Gan't Miss Making Hit with St. Louis Cards BT JIMMY BRESLM (Subbing for vacationing Harry Grayson) NEW YORK — (NBA) — The last time we saw Fred HuteWnson, he was staring glumly at the drizzly weather which greeted his Detroit Tigers for a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, ft was late in the season and he wore a black warm- up jacket and kept his hands in the pockets. the pitching situation and they al- old right-hander ever It wasn't much of a day and the Tigers weren't much of a club on this afternoon, either. They had promise, but it was no secret to Hutchlnson that he would not be around to see it develop. You could see that in his face. From this gloomy setting,-!* inson went back to the minor leagues. The switch, however, turned into probably the break the received. * * * NOW, IN TAKING over the seventh place St. Louis Cardinals, particularly with Frank Lane as general manager, Fred steps into the best managerial spot in baseball. He is going to run a club which can do nothing but make him look good. Brooklyn's Fresco Thompson points this out. "The Cardinals last season were the best seventh place club in my time in baseball," he says. "A little better handling of most can't help but finish at least third." Run down the Cardinal lineup and you see this. How can a club with Stan Musial, Red Schoen- diriisl, Wally Moon. Bill Virdon, _ epulski and Ken Boyer fin- fsh" any place but in the first division? The answer is obvious: it takes a heap of poor managing to accomplish this. Eddie Stanley, now at Minneapolis, handled the team as if it were a men's lodge and he was the newly-elected grand potentate and imperial wizard. He had a special fine for everything but forgetting to write a letter home. Professional ballplayers cannot be handled like this. HARKT WALKER came on and he was so nervous it began to appear as if the Cardinal pitchers would wind up in rest homes. If you Schoendienst Hutchlnson missed the plate twice in a, row, Walker .was out of the dugout to talk to you. All Hutchinson has to do" to look good is sit still and enjoy himself. The big rap on the Redbirds last season was pitching. But go around the- National League and one baseball man will tell you he likes Larry Jackson, the big right-nander who came up from Rochester last yeai Another wilrtell you that Wilmer Mizell, the left-hander, can't miss being a big winner. Harvey Haddix, another will say, should have a good year with any kind of luck. Somebody else will Undefeated Rory in No Hurry NEW YORK (SI — "We're going' "slow and easy," said manager Frank Bachman and trainer Charley Goldman today after undefeated ' Rory Calhoun stopped hard-hitting Angelo Defendis of Brooklyn in five rounds of a lively televised scrap at St Nicholas Arena last night. Calhoun, a 23-year-old boxer from White Plains, N. Y., cut Angelo over both eyes, staggered him twice in the fifth round and dropped him for five as the fifth ended. Dr. Alexander Schiff signalled to Referee Teddy Martin to end what had become a one-sided affair. Under New York rules it was recorded a* a five-round technical knockout. Calhoun, 5-S and 161% pounds, was 3-1 favorite over the 22 year- old, 165^-pound Defendis. It was Angelo 1 s second defeat — botii to Galhoun — and hie first knockout loss. Goldman said, "He makes mistakes, though, and he knows it." "He won't move in against any ranking fighters until he corrects these mistakes," added Goldman. "What the man says goes," said Calhound. "I make mistakes and Charley gets after me to correct them. I guess When he and Mr. Bachman match me against a ranking fighter, then I'll know for sure I'm ready." NCAA District Five Games at Wichita WICHITA, Kan., W — Two first round games of the NCAA District Five playoff will be played in Wichita University's new field house March 13. Reaves Peters of Kansas City, and NCAA official, said the games Will match the champions of the Southwest and Border Conferences and two independent teams. The Independents will be chosen by a selection committee, probably next week. Peters said. The two winners here will go to the regional playoff at Lawrence, Kan., against the Missouri Valley and Big Seven Conference champions March 16-17. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Francisco — Archie Moore, 197, San Diego, Calif., outpointed Howard King, 186, Reno, Nev., 10 (non-title bout) New , York —- Rory Calhoun, 161%, White Plains, N Y., stopped Angelo Defendis, 165'A, Brooklyn, 5. New Orleans, La. — Ralph Du- 139 ! / 2 , New Orlleans rqmcfted Hoacine Khalfi, France, 10 Big 8 Standings w N. Little Rock 11 Little Rock 8 Texarkana 8 Pine Bluff 1 El Dorado 6 Fort Smith 4 BLYTHEVILLE 4 Hot Springs 2 Read Courier News Classified Ads. out- 13S, put in a plug for lanky Prank Smith, the relief thrower. Then you'll hear so-and-so is high . Luis Arroyo, the left-hander. Willard Schmidt, who came along late last season, is another fine-looking right-hander. Hutchinson knows pitchers. From what you hear, the material he has to work with is emphatically of first division class. The job facing Hutch is so simple you wonder why anybody woulc ever want to do anything but man age baseball teams. He can't miss * * * "THIS IS A CLUB which won't be in the second division. We're taking that for granted," Lane says. "Catching is a problem, I'm told. Shortstop, too. Well, all I hear, on the other hand, is how good this Hal Smith did behind the bat at Houston last season. And Alex Grammas or Dick Schofield should be able to play short. I wouldn't worry about the Cardinals. Unless I was the Brooklyn manager, of course. Because we are going to challenge for the whole works." Like we say, Hutchinson's spot is oui idea of a real baseball job. Won't hurt him a bit. Only Dons Unchanged In AP Poll The Associated Freu San Francisco has all but permanently appropriated the No. 1 spot among the nation's college basketball teams, but the rest of the top 10 underwent a complete reshuffling today in the Associated Press poll. Three unranked teams rose up to beat foes in the select 10 and the free-wheeling Donr were left ai the only undefeated quintet in ma jor college ranks. Louisville, although upset by Xavier (Ohio), atoned by beating Dayton for the second time this season from the runner-up spot down fourth, Illinois moved into second place and Louisville vaulted into third on the ballots of sports writers and broadcasters. Kentucky's defeat by unranked DePaul dropped the Wildcats down a peg to eighth place: And North Carolina State, after Jumping Duke suffered a damaging loss to un- vanked Maryland and dropped one spot to sixth. Vanderbilt moved from sixth to filth on the strength of victories over Tulane and Tennessee, but the Commodores' tenure may he short-lived after dropping an SEC decision to Kentucky last night 16-55. The Dons, sailing along on the wings of an undefeated string of 46 games, amassed 86 first-place votes and a total of 1,301 points San Francisco now has held the top spot for 16 straight weeks, five from last season. The mini, who accumulated 18 first-place ballots and 1,708 tot; points on the usual basis of 10 for first, 9 for second, etc., strength ened their second-place spot with a rousing 102-17 victory over Purdue last night. SHAWNEE INDIANS — Members of the 1955-56 basketball squad from Shawnee High at Joiner are (left to right) J. Bennett,' S. Terry, C. Sulcer, L. Mahoney, J. Hill, Hortler and Ooftch Call Trussel. St. Francis or Brooklyn dropped its first game over tile weekend after 18 victories to St. Joseph's (Pa.). The leaders, with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. San Francisco C86) .. ..1,301 2. Illinois (18) 1,078 3. Louisville (5) 809 4. Dayton (2) 782 5. Vanderbilt (9) 529 6 N.C. State 509 7. Alabama (10> 403 8. Kentucky 308 9 North Carolina (4) .. .. 297 10. Temple (1) 266 The Second 10 : 11. Duke 228 12. Southern Methodist (1) . 222 13. Iowa 14. Houston (1) 93 15. UCLA (1) 90 16. St. Francis (N.Y,) 86 17. Holy Cross 18. Oklahoma City (2) 19. George Washington 20. Iowa State Fight Manager Beefs in 2 Languages After Dupas Gets Nod Over Khalfi NE W ORLEANS W) — "Que Diable! Decisions like that will ruin New Orleans in the fight game," manager George Kanter complained today in a two-language protest against the victory given Ralph Dupas over French lightweight Hoacine Khalil. "There's not B doubt—mais non —not a doubt that Khalfi won the decision," Kanter said last night after Dupas, the fourth-ranked contender from New Orleans, earned a split decision. Dupas, generally recognized as one of the fastest men in boxing, switched strategy and turned punchar—for a while—to take the verdict In the opinion of two of the three officials. "Khalfi easily won six rounds," Kanter said. Referre Pete Giaruso has Dupas In front 4-3-3 while Judge Frank Kercheval tabbed him 7-2-1. Judge Eddie (Kid) Wolfe had Khalfi In front 5-4-1. The AP card had Dupaa winning 6-4. Dupas, a 20-year-old product at the New Orleans French Quarter, showed the 3,970 fans who paid a net $7,663 his other side in deserting his hit-and-run, duck-and-dodge tactics. He slugged it out on occasions with 'he ever-p r e s s i n f Frenchman and then fell back on his speed to pile up points. Dupas opened up a cut over Khalfi's left eye In the second round. It bled sporadically tor. th« rest of the fight but didn't hamper the Parisian puncher. Dupas weighed 13954, Khaffi 1W. SHAWNEE GIKLS — Members of this Mississippi County basketball team from Shawnee, High (the 1955-56 version) are (front row, left to right) M. Bennett, J. Shannon, J. Eddings, R. McAfee, S. Howerton, (middle row) M. Oliver, 0. Eifling, L. McPatridge, J. Kindrick, (back row) manager A. Koonce, P. Reed, M. Jones, C. Rogers, D. Holloway, B. Speck, Coach Carl Trussle. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temple 72, Lebanon Valley 68 Duquesne 87, Pordham 66 Kentucky 76, Vanderbilt 55 Alabama 77, Louisiana State 59 Tennessee 76, Georgia Tech 74 Tulane 86, Auburn 75 Mississippi 90, Florida 77 Mississippi State 88, Georgia 11 Wake Forest 76, Maryland 60 Washington and Lee 91, The Cit- William and Mary 7», Virginia Tech 74 Furman 98, Erskine 88 . - nilnoto 102, Pirdue 7T low* 87, -Indiana. « Ohio State 79, Wisconsin 71 Michigan State 96, Northwestern Xansa* Mat* 71, Nebraska 10 MiMOurl 73, Iowa StaU M Wichita 8f, Detroit M Hotn' Dame «e, Marquette 8» Bethel (Kan) W, Bethany (Km.) Colorado M, Oklahoma M Houston M, Bradley M . Oklahoma City M, Ix>yola (New Orleani) It •«,.'« Montana 74, Montana- Itate M Idaho StaU 74, Colorado College M ' • Pro Boskttboll B , TIII: ASSOCIATED rww M, F«rt CASCADE YIAH 010 KINTUCKT STMIOHT IOURI0N MO. A. OKKil DMT, CO., LOUISVUU, KT. . N WOOF tones! Now up to 225 hp. 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