The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1956 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 3, 1956
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SATURDAY, MARCH 8,19M BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FTVR Men, Women Mix on Mot Card A double main event, including a mixed men and women team tag bout and a hassel between a top ranking newcomer and Joe McCarthy, will highlight the American Leglon'i wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. The mixed men and women tag bout will feature for the first time In Blytheville a husband and wife team Karl (Killer) Kowalski is slated to bring along his spouse, the former Carol Carota, to do battle against Joe Welch and Miss La'na Lamar. •In the other half of the twin main event program, newcomer Johnny James Is slated to take on McCarthy in a 90-minut« timt limit, best two of three falls affair. KowaUki's wife has been wrestling professionally for a number. of yeart. She and Karl married two years ago and are now combining their professional careers as a team. She has wrestled here three times previously under her maiden name. The mixed tag bout will be held under regular rules with one exception. If the men grapplers are In the ring when a woman is tagged she must leave and the other woman participant Is automatically tagged. Newcomer James IB 'a 212- pounder hailing from Kansas. He is brother of Jessie James, tne professional wrestler, and is widely known through this circuit through his appearances in Memphis and St. Louis. He has never appeared here before, however. James, along with hijs brother, have wrestled all across the United States and have made tours of Europe and Canada. Vasquez Loses, Fans Boo; Costa To Meet By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's Carmelb (Chubby) Costa . today had a lucky, narrow victory over Baby Vasquez to his credit and a March 30th date in Madison Square Garden with France's Cheril Hamia. —The 21-year-old, second-ranking featherweight contender, had to come from 'way behind to squeeze out & controversial split, 10-round decision over the peppery mexi- can lightweight king In the Garden last night. The slim crowd of about 3,000 greeted the verdict with some loud booing which sounded like music to the downcast loser's ears. Only last Dec. 23, Vasouez was the recipient of jeers from the Garden fans for an inept, losing performance against lightweight contender Frankie Ryff. "Too Tight" "I was too tight that night," said Vasquez, "It was my first in the Garden and I was nervous and couldn't get started. Tonight I thought I won by a good margin. I got off good and made the fight all the way. He kept backing off. I hit him a couple of good shots, too. I'd like a return fleht.", "I won but not by any score," said the frank victor. "It was .very close. He was confusing with his awkward style." A ringside poll showed. eight writers had Vasquez in front with three favoring Costa. Referee Al Berl (S-4-1) and Judge Jack Gordon (6-3-1) voted for Costa while Judge Joe Vaccarelli scored for Vasquez. Vaccarelli had it even in rounds, 5-5, but Vasquez ahead on points 6-5 The AP card had it even 5-5 in rounds but leaned to the Mexican on his heavier punching in the second and fifth. VasQUez, a 4-1 underdog, 133 to Costa's 131. Hamia Is the French featherweight champion who knocked oui Robert Cohen's France's , world bantamweight king December. in Paris lasl Bragg City, Gideon In Final BRAGG CITY—Bragg City's Indians and Gideon's Bulldogs will vie for first-place in the Class "M" regional tournament at 9 tonight. The Holcomb Hornets and Wardell Cardinals will battle for third- place at 7:30. Bragg City whipped Holcomb, 74-61, last night. The Indians had a 37-34 halftime lead. Freddy Teaster racked up 24 points for Bragg City. Scottie Williams was high for Holcomb with 17. Gideon topped Wardell 68-56 last night Gideon had a 31-29 edge at the half. Truman Richardson scored 20 for Gideon and Richard Bowen hooped 20 for Wardell. Bragg City Pos. Teaster, 24 F Howren, 17 —. F Frets, 14 C Stewart, 7 G Sales, 12 G Tide Clinches First Crown in 22 Years By BEN OLAN The Associated Press Alabama, the new Southeastern Conference basketball champion, was assured of an NCAA tournament berth today. Dartmouth and UCLA were just a step away from clinching their conference titles and San Francisco, like the caissons, continued to keep rolling along. The Crimson Tide clinched its* first SBC crown in 22 years last nght by defeating Auburn 93-82. The triumph ended mighty Kentucky's league reign. Except for 1953 the season they were suspended by the NCAA and SEC. the Wildcats had finished on top :iv vein' oinoe 1944 Dartmouth moved to a 9-3 Ivy League mark by trouncing Harvard 86-71 to move a game and a half ahead of Columbia. UCLA, with Willie (The Whale) Naulls scoring 39 points for a school • mark, edged California 85-80 to clinch at least a tie for the Pacific Coast Conference championship. The victory was UCLA's 14th straight. Hot Rod Nets 42 And top-ranked San Francisco, the NCAA champs, extended their unbeaten string to 49 games by drubbing Pepperdine 68-40. Meanwhile, there was plenty of action on the Southern and Atlantic Coast Conference tournament fronts. -In the Southern Conference, West Virginia, led Hundley's 42 points, man 77-74 Washington .and and Richmond Lee 65-56. Holcomb Williams, 1 .. Jaques, 1C .... Biggs, Hall, .... Estes, 4 Subs: Holcomb — Davis, 11, Poioe, 2, Trout, 2, Russom, 1. Gideon Pos. -Warden Roy 8 F Cain 11 Ashley 6 F Wilson 6 T. Richardson 20 C Boren 20 Smith 18 ... C .... Bullock 2 B. Richardson 16 O R. Fisher 17 Subs: Gideon — Orion. Warden — Bankston,' M. Fisher, Hooten. by Hot Rod tripped Fur- beat The winners meet tonight for the title and an automatic NCAA spot. At Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State and Wake Forest survived the ACC semifinals.- State, No. 5 in the Associated Press poll, dumped Duke 91-79 and Wake Forest defeated North Carolina 77-56. In other games, Kansas beat Colorado 54-44 to Keep alive its Big Seven title hopes, Cornell tripped Penn 83 ; 78 and Villanova downed St. Bonaventure 72-54. During his college days in the early 1920's, Wyoming Gov. Milward L. Simpson captained the University of Wyoming football, basketball and baseball teams. Moon Gets Crack at Lead-Off ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Ifl Wally Moon will get a crack at the lead-off position, St. Louis Cardinal Manager Fred Hutchinson says, in a move to give Stan Mu- slal some one to bring home. The plan, announced yesterday, is an attempt to correct last year's run production slump — just 654 compared to 790 in 1954. Behind Moon Hutch said, will be Red Schoendienst and Muslal. Rip Repulski and Ken Boyer are expected to divide the cleanup spot unless someone stronger comes along. WEST PALM "BEACH, Fla. f.<P)— Manager Lou Boudreau of the Kansas City A's is trying to make a second baseman of his prize bonus baby, Cletus Boyer. "In the future, I think we are go- ing to need help at second base more than any other infield position," said Boudreau, who is high on Boyer's ability. "We have a young third baseman In Hec Lopez, and Vic Power at 25 is the best first baseman in this league. Our shortstop, Joe DeMaestri, is only 28 and we have some fine joung prospects for that position. I think Boyer could play any position in the infield but we'll work him mostly at second." Big 8 Tournament 1 Thursday Pine Bluff 69, Ft Smith 52 Little Rock 62. Hot Springs 49 Friday North Little Rock 64, El Dorado 49 Little Rock 43, Pine Bluff 41 PorterfieldWas 'Happy to Part' With Dressen By JOE REICHLER SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Bob Porterfield disclosed today he had wanted to be traded by Washington practically since the first. day Charlie Dressen was named manager of the Senators. The veteran right-hander's hope s fulfilled less than a year later when he, along with Mickey Vernon, Johnny Schmitz and Tom Umphlett were dealt to Boston for five young players. "I cannot describe how happy I was to part with Dressen," Porterfield" said. "I wanted to be traded—anywhere. It Was just a lost season for me." Porterfield, working to get in camp, then related, sometimes reluctantly, sometimes heatedly, some of his differences with Dressen. Nothing Detrimental "I promised myself I wouldn't discuss my troubles with Charlie last year," he said, "but there are some things a person must get off his chest. I don't want to say anything detrimental about anybody so I'll merely say Dressen and T didn't see eye to eye concerning pitching." Porterfield. a 22-game winner in 1953, won only 10 and lost 17 for the last place Senators. He admitted he didn't pitch as well as in other years, but he ^indicated he would have won more games had he been in happier surroundings. "Dressen and I Just couldn't get along," he said. "He's an individualist with a first person complex. He wanted to tell me how to pitch and I felt I had been around long enough to know something about pitching myself. "I'll say one thing.for Dressen. He knows his baseball as well as any man I know. He's a good manager, but he was always looking out for Charlie Dressen." Harrison Juniors Win Meet Game MAGNOLIA — The Harrison High junior boys won their first game in the state tournament being held here, defeating Wrightsville last, night, 42-29. Edwards tabulated 22 points for Harrison. The winners met Toilette this morning at 10 o'clock. Mile Run Set for Tonight AAU in Court to Slow Down Wes By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — The Amateur Athletic Union had its turn in court today in its running feud with star miler Wes Santee while other entries in tonight's Columbian Mile in the Knights of Columbus games watched anxiously from the sidelines. Attorneys for the AAU went before the appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court In an eiiort to bar Santee from the Madiion Square Garden meet They asked the court to set aside a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of its lifetime suspension of Santee. The injunction was granted Thursday. His Atty. Charles P. Orlmes obtained the writ from Justice James B. M. McNally. That's how it stood when J»y- Ehret Mahoney, AAU attorney, brought his appeal to the appellate division. "I'll move for a cross-motion to make the suspension of the injunction even stronger," roared Grimes when he heard of the AAU's action. "I'll ask the appellate division to clarify the order by issuing an injunction requiring the AAU to inform every athlete that Santee Is not under suspension and that tiiey may run against him without injuring their ama- etur standings in any way." The other mile entires^includ- ing Fred Dwyer, East Orange, N.J.; Ron Delany, Villanova; Jim sg Bailey, Oregon; George King, ' New York University, and Jim Doulin, Manhattan—merely were hoping something definite would be decided by posttim*. Despite the fact that Justice Mc- • Our meuengerwill «1I ' for your preiorifrtiofi» and deliver the compounded medicinei—no extra charge. You're assured prompt, precise compounding aid fair price*. Woods Drug Store Phont POplar 3-4507 Nally said "the other boys are protected" by his order, they re- riaember all too well the ominous warning of AAU chieftain Dan Ferris, fie warned a week ago that any athlete competing against Santee would lose his amateur standing Injunction or not. It is pertinent to note that while the AAU may be defeated in New York, the state court's action would not be binding on the International Olympic Committee or the International Amateur Athletic Federation. American Avery Brundage is president of the IOC, He was not available for comment Pro Basketball Friday's Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne 104, New York S Boston 119, Minneapolis 113 2 Overtime Tilts in Semi-Finols Lions Face Hurricane Bv K. T. MILLER. JB. LEON SHEDD of "Manila goes up for two of his 17 points against the Corning Bobcats in Thursday night's District 3B. tournament game played at the Berl Smith Gym in Jonesboro. Manila murdered Coming, 91-28, but lost last night to Jonesboro in a thrilling contest. Jonesboro meets Leachville tonight for the championship. College Basketball Friday's College asketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Atlantic Coast Conference (Semifinals) Wake Forest 77, North Carolina 6 N.C. State 91, Duke 79 Southern Conference (Semifinals) West Virginia 77, Furman 74 Richmond 65, Wash-Lee 56 -Other Games- Colgate 63, Bucknell 42 56 Cornell 83, Pennsylvania 78 Dartmouth 86, Harvard 71 Syracuse 106, Rhode Island 82 Villamova 72, St. Bonaventure»54 Alabama 93, Auburn 82 Tulane 81, Louisiana State 68 Kansas 54, Colorado 44 San Francisco 68, Pepperdine 40 UCLA 85, California 80 Oregon 80, Washington State 63 Washington 105, Southern Cali- fnrnia 84 High School Meet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Class B Senior Boys Valley View 71, Magnet Cove 59 Lincoln 75, Mount Vernon 55 Courier Newi Correspondent JONESBORO — Blowing a 17-point lead at halftime, the Leachville Lions had to fight to come from behind to beat Greene County Tech, 55-53, in overtime and win a berth in the class A state senior tourney. The other Mississippi County team in the meet, Manila, dropped by the wayside in another thrilling overtime game, losing 59-55 to the Jonesboro Hurricane. Jonesboro and Leachville meet tonight in the final. Taking a quick lead, the Leachville Lions grabbed a 20-15 halftime margin at the end of the first period. And then ran the margin to 35-17 at halftime. Both teams played control ball but. Greene County couldn't score as they managed only two points in the second quarter Tech bounced back in the-third a.i they cut Leachville':; lead to four points. At the end of that very important quarter, the Lions only had a 43-39 lead. Greene County continued to hit their floor shots and free throws and took the lead, 49-47. The Lions then made some quick baskets and Went ahead. Tech bounced back to lead again, 51-49. With five seconds remaining, it looked as though Leachville Were beaten. However, Norm Ward, 6-4 Leachville center, grabbed a loose ball and went all the way to score a-id tie the game. Ward was charging on the shot and Chesser of Tech had a chance to win the contest as the clock had run out. He missed the try and the game went into overtime. Jerry Atkeison was carried from tr.e game with a sprained ankle just as the overtime began. Leach- vine's chances were dim but At- MOST VALUABLE — Ann Taff and Ray Darnell were voted as the most valuable basketball players of their respective teams by the Dyess High School student body. They Were also named to 1955-56 all-Mississippi County teams. Both are seniors. 'Boner' Player Fred Merkle Dies at 67 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Iffl Fred Merkle, 67, who was remembered more for one boner play than for all the good ones he made in 19 years of major league baseball, died at his home yesterday. Merkle died in bed of natural causes, said Mark W .Curry Jr. of Baggett-Mclntosh Funeral Directors. The play that brought him fame cost the New York Giants the 1908 National League pennant. In an important game late in September Merkle neglected to go from first to second base on a hit that apparently drove in the winning run from third. Johnny Evers, Chicago Cubs second baseman, tagged second to force out Merkle. The game was thrown out, Chicago and New York tied for the championship, and Chicago won the playoff. Merkle played in the major leagues from 1807 to 1926. Read Courier News Classified Ads keison recovered quickly and returned to score the winning two points for Leachville. Norm Ward led the the Lion* scoring as usual with 20 points. The guards, Carter and Atkeison, collected 13 and 10 respectively". Chesser led his squad with 23. IN A TIGHT CONTEST, Manila couldn't keep pace wita Jonesboro in the overtime, period and went down, 59-54. The Hurricane took a siirh 15-8 lead in the first period but Manila forged ahead at the half, 30-28. In the hard-fought second quarter Manila scored 22 to Jones- bore's 13. Jonesboro's tight zone defense kept ^Manila out front and the guard and center did most of tha shooting. However! the Lions controlled the backboard and this kept them in the ball game. Manila took the lead in the third period 43-34, and seemed on the way to victory. Jonesboro came firing back and cut Manila's lead, 45-41, at the end of the third. Manila then panicked and began to fcul trying to get possession of the ball. The Hurricane collected on these r oul shots and took the lead. The Lions fought back and tied the ball g ame, 54-54, to send the tilt into overtime, the second of the night. One field goal and three foul snots gave Jonesboro the lead and they held on for their win, and a slot in the state tourney, and the right to' meet Leachville tonight for the Distrlc 3A championship. LEON SHEDD once again led ins team in scoring as he hit 19 for Manila. Tom Veach, his team- roatp hit 15 to aid the cause. Bill Culdwcll of Jonesboro led the Hur- rieune with 20. Tonight marks the fourth meeting of the Jonesboro and Leachville clubs The Hurricane won once in regular season play and the Lions once The Hurricane, however, holds the edge, defeating Leach-. rule in the December NEA tournament. All three matches were close G' C. Tech Pos. Leachville Dowdy 3 F B. G. Carter 13 Whitaker 14 .... F ... Atkeison 10 Chesser 23 C Ward 20 Lamb 6 G Thweatt 8 Juniper 7 G Thomas 2 Subs: Leachville — Durman, Bailey, 2. Janesboro Pos. Manila Caldwell, 20 ... F .... Hatcher, 2 Rankin, 13 F Veach, 15 Bowell, 14 C Shedd, 19 Dickens, 2 G .. Meacham, 6 Osborn, 7 G Wagner, 9 Subs: Jonesboro — Curzon, 1, Miller, 2. ManUa — Hamilton, McWilliams. LIFE, A&H (MoJe) (Mac) PINKY LEE'S Weathtrbird Shoes Fit Correctly. HEUER'S DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Hove YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription-We'll Deliver Free! We Fill Prescriptions From All Doctor! KIRBY DRUG STORES Prescription Experts FOR SALE . 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