The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Ernie Banks Gains Near-Unanimous Bid As NL Soph of Year NEW YORK (AP) By JOE RE1CMLER Ernie Banks, who hit more home runs in one season than any other shortstop in the history of baseball, was named the National League's Sophomore of The Year today in a virtually unanimous vote by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Swink Is Named AP 'Back of Week' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Swink of Texas Christian, latest of the many storied backfield aces to emerge in the Southwest Conference, today was named the Associated Press Back of the Week. If the 6-1, 180-pound junior halfback from Rusk, Tex., had any detractors he did a great job of sending them sprawling lust, weekend in his one-man show against Texas. The Horn:d Progs, closing in on the Cotton Bowl, didn't need any more than Swink to bring the ambitious Longhorns back to earth. Norris Clashes With Al Weill Over Rock's Tour NEW YOR KLB—Jim Norris and Al Weill, the two most important men in Rocky Marciano's life, clashed openly today. Norris, president of the International Boxing Club, which has promoted all the heavyweight champion's fights, said Marciano shouldn't be touring the country refereeing bouts. He should be getting ready for a February title defense, Norris said. A Weill, the Rock's manager, told Norris, in effect, to go jump in the lake. The argument was significant in that the IBC's exclusive contract with Marciano ran out recently and hasn't been renewed- Under it. the IBC held rights to promote all ' the heavyweight champion's fights, either by itself or in conjunction with other promoters. Two Cannot Agree ! "For the life of me, I can't see eye-to-eye with Weill on these tours," said Norris. "It doesn't make sense." Norris wants Marciano to make his next defense in February instead of waiting until June as announced by Weill. What does Weill think? "I'm still the manager of Rocky Marciano—the only manager he's got," he snapped. "This is not barnstorming, but a good will tour;" "As for rocky fighting in February. I haven't given that a thought," continued Weill. "He needs three or four months to get in condition." It was a 47-20 ball game and went across lor four touchdowns. Only one was commonplace, coming on a 1-yard plunge. The others were true Texas spectaculars — with Swink swinging along on runs of 62, 57 and 34 yards. In 15 plays, he piled up 235 yards—the top cnc-game total of the season for major college play. Among other things, he also booted two conversions, giving; him totnl of 26 points for the game as TCU handed Texas its worst conference whipping of all time. TCU Coach Abe Martin, who's had to come up wit!' new adjectives for Swink each week, didn't have any doubts that it was the "greatest exhibition of ball carrying I ever saw." Among others receiving nominations from observers across the nation was Oklahoma's Tommy McDonald and Arkansas' Preston Carpenter. SeMo Elevens Face Three Weekend Tilts CARUTHERSVILLE— With preparations being made for traditional Thanksgiving Day football games, Southeast Missouri grid action will be light this weekend with only three games on tap for Friday night. The non-conferencee tilts will pit Por'tagville against Cairo, Dl., at Cairo. Charleston at Chaffee and Sikeston at Perdericktown. Kennett journeys to Caruthersville and Hayti travels to Portage- vilie. Among Turkey Day games will be Kennett at Caruthersville and Hayti at Portageville. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne, Ind. — Bob Baker, 218, Pittsburgh,'outpointed Sgt. J. P. Reed. 198, San Francisco, 10. Miami Beach, Fla. — Andy Arel, 130%, Utica, N. Y., outpointed Bobby Bell, 128, Youngstown, Ohio, 10. Philadelphia — Fernando Fala, 192, Philadelphia, knocked out Jimmy Thompson. 182, Washington, 1. London — Ewart Potgieter. 325';,, South Africa, and James Parker, 225. Canada, drew, 10. Len Swantic. Florida State's star junior quarterback, conies front Columbus, Ga. DECEMBER SAFETY- drawing won first prize as the December safety poster in the American Automobile Association's nationwide contest (or 1955-56 school safety posters. It was drawn by Neal Sicgel of the Dobbins .Vocational Technical School in Philadelphia, P». Si?gcl wai also the irand pri« ,winnw. Arizona Back Aims at Second Rushing Title By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's never been done before, but Arizona's Art Luppino is bulling his way to a second straight major college rushing title. With two games left in the football season, Luppino has rushed for 1,106 yards to maintain his lead by 20 over Texas Christian's redoubtable Jim Swink, NCAA service Bureau statistics showed today. Navy quarterback George Welsh again tops the total offense list with 1,163 — 57 ahead oi Luppino and 11 up on Swink. Welsh, however, has only one game left, and that against Army. Welsh, who completed 11 passes against Columbia for 176 yards last week, also is No. 1 in passing yards (1,143* and in completion percentage (.623). The lean, wiry infielder of the Chicago Cubs received all but three of the votes of the 99 writers who part.cipated in the annual Associated Press poll. Henry Aaron, Milwaukee's young outfield star, attracted, two votes and Sam (toothpick) Jones, fireball pitcher of the Cubs, got one. Banks thus joins Al Kaline, the spectacular outfielder of the Detroit Tigers, who won the sophomore honors in the American League. Aaron had a remarkable sophomore season, batting a robust .314. slamming 27 home runs and knocking in 106 runs. Jones, despite 20 defeats, was impressive. He won 14 games, including a no-hitter, a twophitter, a three-hitter and a four-hitter. Four of his triumphs were by shutouts. Possessor of one of the fastest balls in the league, the big Negro righthander struck out 197 to lead the league in that department. He also Walked the most batters. 185. Frail-Looking Slugger The 24-vear-old native of Dallas, Tex., developed into an outstanding slugger despite his frail-looking appearance. He set a new record for shortstops when he clouted 44 home n:ns and his five grand slam homers surpassed the greatest feats of all sluggers, past and present, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig. Jimmy Foxx and Mel Ott. Ernie did not miss a game last season .As a matter ot fact, he hasn't missed a game since he reported to the Cubs in mid-September of 1953. After playing the last 10 games in '53 he appeared in every game in the last two campaigns to roll up a string of 318 consecutive games. Although he averaged only .295, Banks amassed 355 total bases, scored 98 runs and drove in 117. He was third in the league in home runs and led his club every batting department though he was tied in doubles at 29 each with teammate Gene Baker.. Ernie was just as impressive on defense. He led all National League shortstops in fielding and that included such superb fielders as Johnny Logan, Pee Wee Reese, Roy McMillan and Alvin Dark. The new Chicago idol made only "22 errors and compiled a fielding percentage of .972 to take the shortstop fielding title away from Logan, who held it for the previous three years. Earle Smith, end on Navy's football team, is a catcher on the Middie baseball squad. Duke University's looioall stadium has an added claim to fame. It is the only grid stadium in the nation which has its own barbecue pit. Paddy Young Faces Spieser In TV Match CHICAGO W) — Paddy Young long a highly rated middleweight, tries to take another step into the ranks of the light heavyweights against Chuck Spieser tonight in a 10-round bout at Chicago Stadium Spieser. 26, of Lansing, Mich:, attended Michigan State while Young. 27, a New York slugger, received his education in the school of hard knocks. Chuck will be out to better his record of 16 victories and 3 losses. Young is the more experienced of the two. He has won 49, lost 11 and had 3 draws. ABC will telecast at 10 p.m. EST. kfi ourbou 135 r 4/S Qt. THE BOURBON I>F, LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THIS WHISKEY IS I VfcAKS OLD. 86 I'KOOF. TRIPLE T THREATS This trio <>l harks ha< hrlprd maki- Miami of Ohio .1 midwest power good enough to heal Big Ten opposition (fu.irterbark Torn Dimltrnfl. left, sparkles as a signal caller and ball handler to Tirrfl Burton, n-nlpr and T"m Troxi-ll.a pair of sprint trained halfbacks Wolverines, OSU Seek Big 10 Title By JOE MOOSHIL CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan and Ohio State will meet for the Big Ten football championship Saturday but it might well turn out to he a battle between Ohio State's Howard Cas- sacly and Michigan ends Ron Kramer and Tom Maentz. Wliile Coach Bonnie Oosturbaan lauded his two great ends to Chi- O football writers via telephone game against Michigan. •We were being compared to tha n great 1954 Ohio State team," yesterday, Coach Woody Hayes of Hayes said, "but our boys worked Ohio State was equal in his praise) hard and managed to improve. The Cassady. He called him the "greatest football player I've ever seen." Oosterbaan said he has never -seen tv.'o greater ends than Kramer and Maenlz on one team. turning point was the Wisconsin game (Ohio State 26, Wisconsin 18) where we were considered ft team that could go on its own." "We've- been accenting our strength and minimizing our weak- The Wolverines need Saturday's ness," said Hayes when asksd why game to clinch the Big Ten, title! his team didn't pass more often. and a trip to the Rose Bowl. A loss! But, he added, "wait unttt S&tur- or a tie would give Ohio State the I day to see if we can prove it." liile and allow Michigan State to represent the Big Ten in the New Year's gamp at Pasadena. Hayes said All America becks can hurt a football team because of publicity, but he refused to Hayes praised his team for its! place Cassady in that category. »reat comeback aner losing to| "He's the greatest. He take* pub- both Stanford and Duke and stilljlicity in stride and gives you the being able to move towards a title j best he has," said Mayes. Miami Can't Get Off Small College List A school simply cannot get off | " "small college" list unless half! . 1 By HARRY OUAYSON VFA Snorts Editor NBA bports tailor _ Miami of Ohio IS learning j learning that are in the elite group, the COSt Of winning. | supposedly made up of schools Athletic Director John L. which phiy more than half their Brickels has been unable f. j ^SL^™ £To "ucsHon^t book an outside opening game] that there are some quinces in the for 1956 i "big league." The NCAB claims to This is wny Miam, (enrollment guided 11 Writers' 3,083 men, 3,181 women), like a lot of other schools with a similar football set-up, would like to get off the so-called "small college" list. The National Collegiate Athetic Bureau breaks the institutions into two groups — a "major" list of about 100, which basically is the same as it, was in 1046-47, and a "small college" list covering all the rest. Statistics and Classification Com-> mittee. FWA officers pass the buck back to Homer F. Cooke, NCAB i director. I Anyway, .Miami is a minor. So is Xavier, which beat Boston College last fall and this. So is Ohio "University, which held Harvard and Indiana to respectable margins, and Toledo, which beat Detroit, which defeated Wichita, which Lopped Houston. This could go on forever. The point is that year in and year out the teams of southwestern i Ohio and the Mid-American Conference are superior to many classified as big time, but can't crack the vicious circle because of one another. So Miami has a chance to book an opening game for oext autumn with a Border Conference school j which is also on the border line be-' tween "major" and "small." It would be a fine trip for the Miami kids and they'd draw well because the Redskins beat the same team in the 1951 Salad-Bowl. But the Border athletic director asks: "Are you major or minor?" He has to watch his school's social standing, too, you see. Director | Dayton and Xavier is called by its Brickels' reply was: "We beat you. We beat Cincinnaii, Indiana and Northwestern. I don't know, but do you think we're major?" The game's not off yet, but it doesn'i appear too alive. Miami, in Ara Parsngliian's fifth year of his first head coaching job, has won 36 games, lost 6 and tied 1. The Redskins are unbeaten in seven starts this season. Miami plays the required five-game minimum of the Mid-American Conference, continues neighborhood rivalries with Cincinnati, Xavier and Dayton and takes on one special game in a nine-game limit imposed by the school. The unofficial Southwestern Ohio Round Robin of Cincinnati, Miami, followers "the nation's toughest 50 miles of football." Miami edged Indiana, 7-0, in Its special last year, smacked Northwestern this. The Mid-American Conference gradually is becoming balanced. Miami doesn't want to get hi a tougher class. The one it's in is hard-boiled enough. All Miami asks is recognition, so it can get that one good outside game. 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