The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1956 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 5, 1956
Page 11
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MONDAY, MAROK B, MM BLTTH»TILLI (ARK.) COURIER NZWI PAQB IHYBM Cog« Clottup No. 3 Louisville Flushes Talent from Other College Campuses BU8UM LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (NBA) — The University ol Louisville landed iti fifth »traight National Invitation Tournament berth this year •erving M t good illustration of why basketball recruiting U not only for huge ichooli with sprawling oampusei. It only takes t couple of good boys to give you a big league basketbalLjjrograiil and little Louisville, with Coach Feck Hickman getting the job done, fits to here. The school, for example, dropped football scholarships last year. Its football players had to go out and get Jobs to pay-their-way- through school. IB bat- ketball, Hickman is limited to five scholarships for incoming freshmen. But that can do the job, if the , five kids you get are the good ones. ,} Hickman seems to have a habit of making a bid f for his boys a little behind the others, but it has not prevented him from getting them. I Track'$ Strangest Cose lonesome' Wes Wins Slow Columbian Mile By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — You can't tell the players without a program, so here's a rundown on the principals in the strangest track and field case in American history: Wes Santee — America's No. 1 miler. Suspended for life »y the Amateur Athletic Union for accepting excessive expenses after being cleared by his own district association an the same cahgres. A temporary injunction enabled him to run in the Knights of Columbus Columbian Mile last Saturday.'His winning time was 4:13.8. Feck Hickman JERRT DU PONT, .a 8-10 sophomore from Nashua, N. H., Is an illustration. The University of Dayton tiiought Du Pont was a fine prospect, so the Flyers brought him down in the summer of 1954 and got him a construction job. Du Pont lived in the Dayton dormitories, which, it you want to be nasty atjout it, 'is not considered proper by the NCAA. He had not been enrolled in the school yet. Prom out of nowhere, Du Pont decided to pack his bags and fly down to Louisville, where he now is moving through a sophomore season with big things expected of him in the future. Dayton's Tommy Blackburn was a cinch to howl to the heavens over the move by Du Pont, except for the little dormitory item which forced him to forget about it. New York University knows about this, too. Last spring, Alex Mantel and Don Goldstein, two products of Brooklyn high schools, accepted basketball scholarships at N.Y.D. To make sure it was a closed issue — and nobody else Would come in and grab the boys — Coach Howard Cann had Mantel and Goldstein register for rooms' on the University Heights campus, take out class cards for their subjects of the next September and do all the signing necessary to enroll. Enter Louisville. • • • NEVER BEEN out of New York and some people from Louisville want to fly us down there," they told Cann. "We promise we won't stay. We just want to look around." I However, things at Louisville changed this. They returned to New York only to pack bags and head down there again in time to be the big wheels on this year's hot Louisville freshman team. . "They were given the works — clothes, a day at the track, everything," a member of N.Y.U.'s athletic department says. Basketball at Louisville brings in $80,000 a year and the athletes who leave schools in New York and Dayton receive, the minimum — room, board, books and tuition. * Home games are' played In the Jefferson County Armory, seating 8,000, but a new arena, sitting 18,000, will be opened on the state fairgrounds, a mile, from the Louisville campus, next fall. This should'help Louisville's future considerably. That is, as long as Hickman knows how to get the good boys. ' ! We-have alumni who help us out around the country with notes on ballplayers," he says. "But our varsity has five boys from in-state." Peck's freshman team, however, lists only three from Kentucky. The rest hail from Terre Haute, Silver Creek and Elizabeth, Ind.; New York, and Bradford, Ohio. NEXT: North Carolina State goei anywhere, for ft player. Charles P. Qrimes—Santee's attorney, anS off the results thus far, a mighty successful one. He obtained the injunction, then fought ott att AAU appeal. Pinky Sober—Cheif of the AAU's track and field committee, who wrote the report that convicted Santee. He acts tit announcer at Madison Square Garden meets and only he knows how he felt when he Was forced to announce Santee as an entry in the mile. Dan Ferris—The big man in the AAU, who usually says nothing that might get him to trouble on any side. This time he thought he was on safe ground, though, and •warned meet promoters that they'd be thrown out of the AAU, if they had any truck with Santee. The courts decided otherwise and he had to back down. Brundage Is Key A v e r y Brundage—Here's the key man. All-powerful in Olympic circles athletes, coaches and governments fear him. To put it mildly, he is no admirer of Santee. Santee's temporary runs out Friday and will be held in injunction a hearing New York State Supreme Court to determine if it should be made permanent. If it is made permanent, then the miler is an amateur in good standing no matter what the AAU says and he'll go, in the Milwaukee Journal Games 'Saturday. Before the' Columbian Mile, Brundage thundered from his Cal- amateurs, I wouldn't run against Santee." ifornia retreat: 'If I were those That "Special" Mile was enough for anyone. Most of the other big names ducked out. They ran in a "special" mile, won by Ron Delany in 4:11.4. . The rest of the K. of C. meet was buried under the Santee controversy, but there were some fine performances, nanjely on Bragg's pole vault and George Syndor's 6-1 60-yard dash. Bragg's effort was the highest ever in the Garden and Syndor's clocking equaled the world indoor record for the distance held by numerous runners. Other winners were Charlie Pratt of the Army in the 60-yard high hurdles (7.2), Charlie Jenkins of .Villanova in the 600 (1:10.5), Horace Ashenfelter of the New Ahead of Schedule Vets, Rooks Maul Spring Twirling By ORLO ROBERTSON The Associated Press This is the time of year when the pitchers are supposed to be ahead of the hitters but you never would guess it from the reports from the major league training camps. It's still a week before exhibition games befrin but yesterday veterans and rookies alike slammed the ball to all corners of the lots in intrasquad contests. Pitchers, for the most part, took a mauling. Rudy Regalado, who was the talk of the 1955 exhibition, season and then tailed to make the grade with the Cleveland Indians, led the barrage of homers. The 25-year-old first base candidate, who hit .316 for Indianapolis bei'ore being recalled near the.end of the season by the Indians, hit three home runs, including one with the bases loaded. His circuit dirves accounted for eight runs as a team managed by coach Tony Cuccinello beat* Red Kress' team 13-9. Willie Connects Willie Mays, 1855 major league leader with 51 homers, was up to his old tricks in a New York Giants intrasquad game at-.Phoenix, Ariz. He poked one that traveled a good 400 feet over, the left field wall. The Milwaukee Braves' intra- squad game at Bradenton, Fla., produced two homers by rookies— Wes Covington and Felix Mantilla. Harmon Klllebrew, Lyle Luttrell and Rudy Tanner provided .the homers in the Washington Senators' workout while rookie Frank Robinson belted out a homer, double and single in Cincinnati's first intrasquad game of- the season. On the pitching side were three York A. C. .in the two-mile (9:05.3) and Frank McLaughlin of St. Joseph's of Philadelphia in the 1,000 (2:14.1). . Robin Roberts Is a Stranger To Bank Teller CLEARWATER, Fla. Ufl — Robin Roberts, after six straight seasons in which he won 20 games or more Is uusally recognized in any town that has an interest in baseball. But the ace- righthander of the Philadelphia Phillies reports this conversation with a bank teller shortly after the Phils arrived here for spring training: "Happy to see you, Mr. Roberts . . . and whom are you with?" "I'm here with the Phillies." "The .Phillies — oh, baseball..! •What do you do with the Phillies, Mr. Roberts?" "I see ... we're glad to do business with you, Mr. Roberts." Says Bobbie of the incident: "It does you good to meet up with someone like that once in a while." 'L' Tournament Starts Tonight CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville Tigers are entered in tbe Class "L" Regional basketball tournament which begins tonight it Poplar Bluff. The Tigers are pitted igalast DMter's Bearcat* lor tlrrt round piny at 7 tomorrow night. 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He had been sidelined Saturday with a twisted ankle. Porkers YS. Billikens Arkansas' Porkers will be trying to finish the basketball season with an overall record of 500, when they close out the year at -Fayetteville tonight in a non-conference game with St. Louis University. CARUTHERSVILLE JUNIOR CHAMPS — The high school juniors of Caruthersville took first place in the 1956 invitational tournament at Bragg City, and finished with 11 wins and a single loss. They are (front row, left to right), Coach Jack Hopks, Wyatt, Chaffin, Cheek, Burge, Groom*. Rayburn, (back row) Vick, Cook, Owens, Bush, B. Patterson, Fields and W. Patterson. (Phoio by Sanders) Comeback Week for 4 Boxers The Associated tress This is comeback week for lightweight champion Wallace (Bud) Smith, ex-welterweight boss Tony DeMarco and middleweights John L. Sullivan and Jackie LaBua. All four lost the last time out and barring draws, two of them should be back on the winning trail again. welterweights Gene Poirier, Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Danny Jo Perez, New York,, in a return 10- rounder at New York's St. Nich- High School Meet Class B Senior Boys Valley View 73, Lincoln 70 Read Courier News Classified Ads. Smith, of Cincinnati, and DeMarco, of Boston, clash in the top bout of the week at the Boston Garden tonight. The none-title 10- rounder won't be telecast. — The chunky, hard - hitting DeMarco is making his first start since he was stopped for the second time in 12 rounds by welterweight champion Carmen Basilio The last one vras on Nov. 30. Smith was edged on a split decision by young Larry Boardman in an overweight bout at Boston, Feb. 7. Sullivan and LaB,ua meet in a middleweight 10-rounder at the Syracuse, N. Y.y war memorial auditorium Wednesday night (ABC TV, radio, 9 p. m. CST). Sullivan, a body-blasting Briton from Preston, England, lost a close decision to middleweight contender Rocky Castellan! in Madison Square Oar- den, Feb. 24. LaBua, .a rangy 160-pounder from East Meadows, N. Y., dropped a decision to Gil Turner in Syracuse, Jan. 20. Tonight's television bout Dumont TV, 9 p. m. CST) matche: olas arena. Poirier outpointed Perez in July in the same arena. Two young lightweights, Ludwig Lightburn, British Honduras, and L. C. Morgan, Dayton, Ohio, collide Friday night in New York's Madison Square Garden (NBC- TV, radio, 9 p. m. CST). This is another return. Lightburn, winner of six straight and now the No. .» lightweight contender, defeated the hard - hitting Morgan last year. CERT LEE SOYBEANS $4.00 Per Bu. KOREAN LESPEDEZA $9.00 Per 100 Lb. CERT, BUFFALO ALFALFA $35.00 Per 100 Lb. Also a Complete Line of Field Seeds and Weed Killers. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. 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