The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 22, 1956
Page 7
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A x. FEBRUARY f§ t (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN BETWEEN Wtl 'ITME Beginning: 5-Part Cage C/oseup Adolph Rupp, the Baron of the Blue Orais country, fe taking no chances on getting misquoted in his old Kentucky home . . . he's to- stalled a recording device in his office to transcribe all Interviews . . Sugar Raj Robinson, la dickering lor th* Olson it-match Insisted that hii camp tub-thumping be done again by the IBC's Harry Mendel ,.. who privately picked Su»a,r to lose to Bobo last time In Chicago The Yankees got themselves a colorful one to Mickey McDermott . .'. the erstwhile winter skating Instructor at Orossinger's who once called boss Irving Jaffee, the Olympic speedskating hero, with this plea: "I'm in Jail in Paterson, Got pinched for driving without my license. Come get me out." Asked Jaffee: "The cop know who you are?" . . . "No." . . . "Well why don't you tell him and he'll —let—yoti—^t>?"— T"", ;' Heck wlttrj~ himl" fumed Mickey. "I don't like his looks anyhow.' ... So he sat in jail four hours while Jaffee made the 200-mile round trip from the mountains to Identify and spring him ... McDermott could have made il in the pro hockey leagues if he weren't a ball player . . . and his Mickey McDermott ability on the dance floor should appeal to pitching coach Jim Turner, a devotee of the mambo and cha- cha-cha himself in the last year ... The Balph Ellsworth-Mlsh Tenney racing entourage is a cinch to invade Florida for the Gulfstream Park meeting, or why did Tenney ask racing secretary Horace Wade to line up a small apartment for him . and ready a shipment of three-year-olds for the Florida Derby? . . . Santa Anita weather, and not the publicized sore hoof, retarded the training of Tenny's prize pupil, Swaps . . . Making like an ape man with his vaulting pole didn't get Villa nova's Don' Bragg his "Tarzan" nickname . . . instead he says, "When I was a kid I used to like to swing through trees." . . . Larry Boardman, the Connecticut lightweight, who could be one of boxing's glamor boys, is handled by his step-father, who's in the restaurant business . . . but the win over champ Bud Smith doesn't mean he's in line for a crack at the title . . . because feasting off pop's vittles, young (19) and growing Larry can't help growing right into the welterweight division ... The Detroit Red Wings must be makms up the $1,000 it cost Bed Kelly to switch to forward to mid-season . . . money be certainly would have won sv« an all-league defense man tor the sixth straight year . . Jackie Robinson, who remembers what it was like to break in, is branching out his fields to give a helping shove to young Negro singer Jimmy Randolph . . . whom he discovered four years ago ... Jackie'll introduce Jimmy adn his first recording on a Monitor broadcast . .'. Ralph Beard, his basketball career enmngted In the fix web, is back on the hardwoods with a service team In Japan . . . unbeaten, by the way ... Between you'n'me, despite all the bickering, me Floyd Patterson- Hurricane Jackson elimination match will come off in May ... How Kansas Roped Big Wilt the Stilt (EDITOR'S NOTE: Five winter> ago, scandali on the college courts threatened to put th« damper on crowds, recruiting and profits. But NEA Sports Writer Jimmy Breslin, In a tour of five national powers, finds big-time basketball, and everything it means, Is still operating full-blast. _ This is the first of his close-ups on how typical top teams operate.) By JIMMY BRESLIN LAWRENCE, Kans. — • (NBA) — Dr. Forrest C. Allen has been coaching basketball since 1908 and he's never made any secret of the fact thai he's got opinions of his own. Allen, for example will -take a good kick at New York's Madison Square Garden and what it stands lor. He calls for basketball to be conducted in a sane atmosphere. So, his Kansas teams now play in the campus "gym"—the $2,500,000 Allen Memorial Field House, which seats 17,000 people and figures to cost $25,000 for heating alone this year. * * * AND HE'S MADE certain the place will be filled for some time This means, of course, Wilt (The Stilt)- Chamberlain, his seven-foot freshman who traveled all the way from Philadelphia "to do his race some good," as Kansas people explain. Basketball, 1956, is thoroughly represented by Wilt The Stilt. On the floor, it is agreed there's been nothing like him. He'll force the rules to be changed radically, rival coaches wail. And on the recruiting level, there never was a race lor a boy as the one put on by Kansas and some 150 other schools. Everything that people thought would stop, five years ago, was present in overwhelming doses. Solid cash or pnony Job offers were commonplace in the Chamberlain mess. Alumni let jogs go to KINGS OF PEMJSCOT COONTY — A tournament-weary sports editor crowned the wrong team kings of Pemiscot County basketball the other day But here they are at last with their Coach Etheridge McKeel, the real champions of the recent Pemiscot tournament, the Bragg City Indians. They are (front row left to right) Teaster, Howren, Stewart, Sales, Frets, (back row) Oraham, Gill, Hunt, Webb, Coach McKeel, Kilmer, Gary and Walker. Pro Basketball By TH£ ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis 101, Boston 97 Rochester 106,. Fort Wayne 102 Syracuse 108, New York 107 (double overtime) Rebuilt Bikes For Sale We Carry All Parts And Repair Bikes & Tricycles CULLISON BICYCLE SHOP All Work Guaranteed Across From Kroger Ph. 3-6122 Wells-2" to 16" Irrigation - Industrial - Municipal - Domestic WATER is our BUSINESS We Drill For It Pump It Soften It Filter It Cool It Irrigate With It GINNERS-TAKE NOTICE: Let m furnish your water need* for firt fighting power unit moling, for statifier*. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Yean to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. We hav« the answer t» your needs for greater water volume and pressures. McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. Wilt Chamberlain pot while squiring Chamberlain and lis high school coach, Cecil Mosen- on, throughout the country. To recruit Chamberlain, Allen iys, "I played every angle I could hink of." Even Kansan Alt Landon, who an for resident, was in touch with Allen during the all-out Chamber- ain campaign. Phog says he dla It with hard work and smart maneuvering. There wasn't a cent involved," he insists. "Branch McCractom (Indiana coach) says HC Knows Kansas had to give chamberlain more than $6,000. Now how did Branch know it was more than $5,000? "What I did was to get people of his race taliing to Chamberlain. These people wanted another Jackie Robinson out here..They felt Chamberlain could improve racial relations." Chamberlain had been beseiged by colleges since a high school sophomore. It was a rare weekend when he wasn't being flown to a college campuj dloag uiLh MuiWi- Eon, his Overbrook High coach. Eddie Gottlieb of the Philadelphia Warriors .wanted him to attend Pennsylvania, for example, but ducked out when the National Basketball Association gave him territorial draft rights to the youngster, with' an "It's too big for you, Eddie," expression. Only Indiana and Kansas were left in the final round and Allen says, "Indiana didn't show him the time we did." Young Cnamoenam visited Kansas twice. Allen made three trips to Philadelphia to visit with Wilt and his parents. Prominent Kansas Negro alumni—Etta Moten, a singer; Do\vdal Davis, a Kansas City publisher, and Lloyd Kerford, Atchison industrialist—worked on The Stilt. * * • CHAMBERLAIN PICKED Kansas because, he says, "I like it here and I feel I can do my race a lot of good." . Others believe differently. Judd Frommer, an Indiana alumnus, says, "Mosenson told me Wilt was to" get $5,000 a year for attending college. He told me while we were in a car in front of Wilts house." A former United Press reporter, Frommer is a Philadelphia advertising man now. He worked long and hard for his alma mater on the Chamberlain deal. In addition, there have been constant reports that the NCAA is investigating a trust fund set up for Chamberlain, to mature on his graduation. To Wilt, this is water under the bridge. He's happy at Kansas and schoolmates have stopped their kidding chant—"When Clyde Lovel- College Basketball By THE ASSOCiATED PRESS Columbia 18, Harvard 55 Canisius 89, Villanova 81 Pitt 85, Carnegie Tech 81 (over time) Rhode Island 83, Colby 61 Muhlenberg 100, Bucknell 86 Massachusetts 87, Connecticut 85 Boston Univ 78, Brandels 61 N. C. State 79, North Carolina 73 Duke 92, Virginia 58 George Washington 70, Georgetown (DC) 67 (overtime) Western Kentucky 85, Cincinnati 74 ' » ' South Carolina 89, Clems&i 83 Eastern Kentucky 86, Louisville 84 Virginia Military 90, The Citadel 59 St. Louis 96, Drake 81 Missouri Valley 71, Tarkio 49 College of Emporia 88, Ottawa (Kan) 84 —Southern Methodist 88, Baylor 68 The Trotters will oppose the strong Kansas City Stars in the second game of the afternoon show for white fans and after the 2 p.m. opener between the Philadelphia Sphas and the Boston Whirlwinds who have the high scoring ace, Bevo Francis from Rio Grande, Ohio, college, in their lineup. In the night affair, for Negroes, the opener at 8 p.m. pits the Washington Generals against the Boston Whirlwinds. Between the halves of the games, on both cards, the Trotters' management will present Texas 94, Bice 82 Idaho State 77, Colorado College 52 Montana 68, Montana State 58 College of Pacific 67, Santa Clara 54 Breezes PqstCanalou CANALOU— Holland's Lions topped Canalou 83-52 in the first night of the Class "S" Regional Tournament for small Missouri high schools here. Jackie KerJey and Richardson Jackson were high scorers for Holland with 22 ponits each. Buddy James racked up 19 points for the Lions. The Lions breezed through the cage contest with a 42-12 halftime lead. Pos. F F C G ' G Canalou Ross, 2 Venters, 8 W. Marshall, 6 Hughes, 19 , . B. Marshall, 4 Subs: Holland — Canada 2, Bridges 2. Canalou— Kimbrow 7. . Holland Kenley, 22 Smith, 12 James, 19 Jackson, 22 Martin, 4. Harlem. Globetrotters Will Invade Memphis Abe Saperstein's 29th edition of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, coming to Ellis Auditorium in Memphii on Sunday, Feb. 26, for two, four-team doubleheaders and an added attractions show, may well turn out to be the most e«citing in the organization's fabulous history. some of the variety acts that accompanied the team on Us tout of Europe last summer. Harlem newcomers are Bob "Showboat" Hall, the team's number one comedy king; 6-foot, 7-inch Woodrow Sauldsberry from Texas Southern; AIl-American McKinley "Deacon" Davis from the University of Iowa, and Charley Hoxie, 6-6. from Niagara, N. Y., University. Owner - Coach Saperstein has some 50 players under contract, the others performing with the two other Trotter units and farm clubs. They're coached by Saperstein, Louis "Babe" Pressley, Inman Jackson and Roscoe "Duke" Cum- Dtaeon Dav'u bei-land, three Trotter all-time greats, and Eimer Ripley, former cage coach at Notre Dame, Weit Point, Yale aod Geotgttown. Tickets for both games are on sale at Goldsmith's Central Ticket Office in Memphis. Bead Courier Wews Classified Ma. lette came here, they gave him the front door. They tell me you got the door, and a goldplated doorknob tu go with it." Ip the meantime, people around Lawrence are looking forward to buying season tickets for the next j three years. | The field house's oil bill is a cinch to be paid. °NEXT: Utah is making 'money - Attention Farmers! Cotton diseases destroyed 7% of 1955 crop - • • For .better yield and less replanting, iteHM and treat yow seed now. CALL US NOW FOR APPOINTMENT Blytheville Delinting Corp. S. 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