The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1956 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 2, 1956
Page 7
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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN BETWEEN WUNME Rocky Marciano's Jaunt to South America, supposedly on vacation, bai political undertones . . . arranged by a Rhode Island politico to foster neighborly good will . . . Our a|;ent back from Australia advises Olympic visitors that bet- liar ou the nagi Down Under li even riskier than a couple of bucks on a trotter . . , Julius Helfand, getting a hefty swag for writing about his New York boxing job in a national magazine (three upcoming install ments), is ice cold to alien interviewers . . unless you should pique his pride by marvelling over the fact he never takes notes — the Commish fancies his retentive memory . . . Why should the New York Knicks have been so worried aboul Walter Dukes missing a little practice-tend gelling fined {100)? When he was a Harlem Globetrotter, Walt used to do It up resplen- Rock j Mareiano * * ' The Willie Mays vs. Duke Snider argument is on again, with no better qualified authority than the Braves' Billy Bruton spurting right -nto the middle of it — the Milwaukee centerfielder goes for Snider on his longer experience . ... 6peak-hls-mlnd Billy also says Ernie Banks Is more valuable to his club than Roy Campanella ... On the verge of conversion to Catholicism Is future boxing champ Floyd Patterson . . . who's been taking instructions the past year . , . Connie Mack's death revived anecdotes about the patriarch's trouble getting names straight . . . Grove was Groves, Cochrane was Corcoran ... but never was he more nonplussed than the night in 1934 his all-stars on a tour of the Orient arrived in Nagoya . . . and found Moe Berg behind the desk at the hotel checking in the boys in Japanese . . . "Oh migosh," managed Mr. Mack ... Whispers around the NBA that a couple of old all-star standbys, the Knicks' Harry Gallatin and Dick MoGulre, show signs of being washed up — have, lost that extra half step . . . Jack Stephens of the Hawks, dribbling the ball, outran McGuire . . . The pros rate George Washington's Joe Holup another Gallatin . . . Phog Allen U giving It the Ben Hogan treatment teaching his kids to ihoot basketballs . . . kwpi talking about "pronatlon" . . . which waa th« big Hogu secret, too ... Th« basketball pros spend most of their tim« on trips playing urda . . . and currently in the throes of a wild game are the Boston Celtica — they call it "Oh, hell" . . . with the most avid participants being Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, their backcourt stars . . . New hearywelgnt sparkler Eddie Machen cornea from an athletic family — his ouch once ant-slagged Lull Flrpo down Argentine way, and his dad WM an active pitcher at 5? ... Old sports entreprenuer Larry McFhail must be proud of the way his youngest, Bill, sewed up the telecasting of pro football as a CBS exclusive . . . the kid put in a solid two months of negotiation to corral every team in the NFL . . . Between you'n'me, with Wet Santee bora de sport, Isn't the AAU worried about contamination when those hundreds of ilmonpures from nearly N colleges Invade the marine base for the Quantlco Relays In •arljr April? . . . Wes Is only the meet manager! . . . Vasquez, Costa Meet in 'Studio' NEW YORK (F>— Madison Square Garden may be only a "studio" for television u far as boxing goes them day* but It's still the shining goal of most fighters. Sometimes appearing In the Garden for the first time makes even vtterans freei*. "That's what happened to m« the last time against prankie ByfJ," *aid Mexico's Baby Vasquez. "I was too tight and too excited. I couldn't let off. I'll do better against Costa." Tonight Vasquei meets clever Carmelo Chubby Costa, second- Hgh School Meet Class B Senior Boya Quarter-final* Lincoln 52, Rison « Mount Vernon 71, Viola M Magnet Cove 19, Hampton 54 Valley View 87, YelWlle Be Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 111, Boston 100 Rochester 95, St. Louis 94 Minneapolis 10J, Philadelphia 100 Court Hands Down O.K. Wes Santee Returns To Mile Competition By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — Wes Santee, America's controversial miler, returns to competition tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden with the blessing of a State Supreme Court justice and the approval of the Knights of Columbus track officials. A court injunction signed yesterday by Justice James McNally and followed several hours later by a statement from K. of C. meet director Tom Harrigai, paved the way for the return of the 24-year- old Marine lieutenant. Santee, only American to come close to the magic 4-minute mile and this country's chief 1,500- meter hope in the Melbourne Olympics, was handed a lifetime suspension Feb. 19 by the Amateur Athletic Union's Executive Committee. The AAU action came after a special investigating committee reported the former University of Class M Semi-Finals Tonight at Bragg City BRAGG CITY — VVardell, Gideon, Holcomb and Bragg City remain in the Class "M" regional tournament here and semi-finals are set for tonight. Holcomb goes against top-seeded Bragg City at 7:30. Wardell meets at Gideon at 9. Holcomb, Gideon and Wardell won quarterfinals last night. ranking featherweight from Brooklyn. contender Try a Texaco Service Station See or Call Us For a Texaco National Credit Card LET US POWER YOUR FARM We deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN "YOUR TEXACO MAN" Blvth,eville Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phone 2421 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 us furnish your water needs for fire fighting power unit cooling, for stalifiers. HOME WATER SYSTEMS 3 Years to Pay Complete iron removal, filtering and softening systems built to fit your needs. We have the answer to your needs for greater water volume and pressure*. McKinnon Irrigation Co. Phone 112 or 190 — Manila, Ark. Holcomb whipped Hayti, 8455. Holcomb had a 34-33 halftime margin. Scottie Williams racked up, 27 for Holcomb. Billy Dowdy made 15 for Hayti. Gideon beat Braggadocio, 71-53. Qideon'h halftime lead was 30-27. Truman Richardson hooped 17 .for Gideon and Gary Bruton meshed 16 for Braggadocio. Wardell edged Central Negro High of Hayti, -M-82. Wardell was Ezzard Charles Gets No Ranking NEW YORK (#) — For the first time in about 14 yean, the name of Ezzard Charles, former heavyweight champion, does not appear in the first ten rankings of Eing Magazine. The fading 34-year-old Cincinnati veteran, 10th a month ago, was left out of the ranking! released today to make room for young Harold Carter of Linden, N. J. Carter was rated ninth, There were other changes in the heavyweight division still headed in order by Rocky Marciano, light heavyweight champion Archie Moore, Tommy Hurrican Jackson, Bob Baker and John Holman. Johnny Summerlin of Detroit advanced to N6."5 contender on the strength of his victory over young Jack Johnson. He was followed by Nino Valdes, Willie Pastrano, Bob Satterfield, Carter ajjd Johnson. Read Courier News Classified Adi ahead, 58-50 at the half. Richard Bowren scored 27 for Wardell. Melvin Cooper of Central made 21. Bragg City entered the semi-finals By downing Portageville, 66-32, Wednesday night. Holcomb Williams, 27 Jaques, 20 Biggs, 11 Hall, 4 Elites, 4 Pos. F P C o G Haj-ti Dowdy, 15 Huffman, 4 Sides, 5 Gaulding. 14 Ewell, 2 Subs: Holcomb—Davis, 10, Fadder, 3, Ray, 2, Foole, 2, Russom, 1, Hayti—King, 4, Patterson, 2, Burns, 2 Fraser 2, Noggle, 2, Dodd, 2, Gurley. Gideon Pos. Braggadocio B. Rich'son, 13 F Bruton, 18 Smith, 10 F Coppage, 10 T. Rich'son, 17 C Grinstead, 9 Ashley, 6 Q Geurian, 8 Roy, 8 O Lack Subs: Gideon—Dye, 13, Orton, 4. Braggadocio—McLemore, 6, Scott, 4. Wardell Boren, 27 E. Fisher, 16 Bullock, 16 Cain, 8 Wilson, 7 Pos. F F O Q Q Central M. Cooper, 21 J. Jackson, 20 Boone, 4 Coffey, 20 w. Qooper, 6 Subs: Wardell — Harris, 6, H. Bankston, 2, M. Fisher, 2. Central — E. Ford, 5, N. Jackson, 4, J. Ford, 2. 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Grimes, Santee's attorney who sought the temporary injunction, said Wes would arrive in New York today. Justice McNally set March 9 for the hearing on the injunction. Upon that decision likely will determine wheth er Santee will be permitted to run meets at Cleveland, Chicago and Milwaukee later this month. Yesterday':: action set the stage for a return erfvagement between Santee and Ron Delany, an Irishman from villanova who has ruled the mile roost all season. In their only previous meeting, at Boston Jan. 28, Delany won in 4:06.3 as Santee faded to fourth after following a blazing early pace. Wes was clocked in 4:08.8. AAU: No Comment The AAU had no immediate comment' on the Knights of Columbus decision to abide by an invitation, which its statement said was extended to Santee Jan. 19. But after the injunction was signed Secretary-Treasurer Dan Ferris said: "Now that the injunction has been granted, maybe the people involved will have enough sense to do the right thing." The day after Santee's suspension and after Grimes had warned of his plans for an injunction, Ferris told meet promoters that Santee's entry in a meet— even with an injunction—would not be accepted. At the same time he advised' meet directors they would face loss of AAU sanction "forever" if they permitted the Kansan to compete and that any athlete apr- ticipating in a meet with Santee would jeopardize his amateur standing. The AAU rules forbid an amateur to sionals. compete against profes- Feel Like A Kid'~ Pee Wee By BEN OLAN Harold (Pee Wee) Reese, who got his nickname because he liked to shoot marbles as a youngster, still feels "like a kid" as he prepares to start, his l'4th season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. "Maybe an injury will stop rne," he said today. "But a 21-year- old can get hurt, too. And barring something of that nature, there isn't the slightest doubt in my mind . about my ability to have another good year." , ted .282 in 145 games in 1955 -..*..* ~ x an( j there are Pee Wee Reese S0 me who will argue that he — not Boy Campanella or Duke Snider — Was the most important guy for the Dodgers, who swept to their fhst world championship. 'I'm more comment this year Iran I was lasfc spring," said the 38-year-old shortstop. "I had some serious doubts a year ago. My legs .were giving me trouble and one day I told my wife that it looked like the beginning of the end." He said that when the team re?ched the North, he looked up Leslie MacMitchell, the retired track star who had been the running coach in the Dodger camp for several years. MacMitchell told him that running over a hard Indoor track was the worst possible thing for a ball player to do. Stan Bubbles "And I had done just that," Reese admitted. "This winter, I did no running at all. 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