The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1956 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, March 9, 1956
Page 7
Start Free Trial

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN BETWEEN NME Although they're making no public announcements, officials of the National Basketball Association are extremely agitated by the league's premier attraction, Bob Cousy . . . don't like the Celtic star's effort* to band together the players. The biggest boosters of welterweight Tony DelVIarco are the managers of Carmen Basillo . . . who. lifted Tony's crown and decked him a second time, lo boot. . . . They figure Tony to be champion again. If the AAU ban sticks, Wes Santee could do worse than revive an old plan he once dreamed would keep him running — a world-wide series of professional races against four-minutes milers Roger Bannister and John Landy that would have an international flavor . . . and bring hi plenty of dough, _5bgye_Uie table . . . Only one catch: are Roger and John will- ling? . . . . . . Don't like the whisper that the W r- "-ntee bookies hMe laid olf some NBA games this season? . . . But then that one comes up every winter . . What most Impressed Ned Irish about Vince Boryla as a player, and led to his hiring as a coach, was his astuteness in their annual salary haggling sessions . . . Vince knew the value of a buck . . . Couldn't be the same Boryla who got so mad at, a bad shot taken by one of the Knicks In Syracuse that he incautiously threw a fist full of money straight up in the air and splattered it all over the floor . . . The Rochester Royals and Syracuse Nationals, once tempted to trade either of their No. 1 draft choices for seven-foot Walter Dukes, »re no longer Interested . . . • • • Spring training reminds us that there's an ex-ball player out in Seattle, Wash,, who spends more than half of the year conducting classes for sandlot kids in the art of sliding ... His name: Jeff Heath, whose own major league career was abruptly cut short by an imperfect slide into home plate two days before he was to play in his first World Series . . . Jeff says he learned to slide'after he stopped playing ball . The full name at the Minneapolis Lakers' ttg blond forward is Arild Vemer Agerskov (Vern) Mikkelsen ... and he's just as tough off the boards, too ... Have no Idea what kind of a hockey player Marcel Bonin of the Boston Bruins Is destined to be ... but you can't beat his constitution — at a party after an exhibition game in Wallaceburg, Ont., he calmly ttarted munching on a cocktail glass ... and was doing fine until .omeone came along and Jostled Ms elbow, cutting his lip ... The little 163-pounder has also wrestled 1000-pound bears In circus sideshows ... , . E4 Fleming, at 8-Z, can ouljump every teammate on the Rochester Eoyata, up to and including 6-9 Arule Risen . . . • • * Lou Kretlow's status a» the No. 1 golfer among baseball players doesn't come without cost to the hurler trying to latch on again with Kansas City . . . baseball men say he'd have made It big long before this If he'd never heard of golf ... Between yon'n'me, comes now the advent of the season of spring phenomi — to be followed by fall guys . . . Wes Runs Again- In Court NEW YORK (AP) — The Wes Santee case gets another run in the courts today. The State Supreme Court will rule on the validity of the Amateur Athletic Union's lifetime suspension of America's fastest miler. Santee's 1 a w yer Charles P. Grimes will ask the court to strengthen the temporary injunction he obtained last week against th« ban. If Grimes is successful Santee likely will run in the mile In Milwaukee tomorrow night. The AAU, on the other hand, n-ill request to have the restraining order lifted thereby enforcing the suspension of Santee on charges of "flagrant violations" of the amateur code. Grimes has promised to lake the case to the highest courts. The AAU also has announced that It intends to fight to the finish. "It would be a rather sad situation," ;atd Dan Ferris, AAD secretary-treasurer, "If we had to go through a court procedure every time we wanted to take action against an athlete. And that's what this situation could lead lo Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East St. Louis, nl — Virgil Akins 150, St. Louis, stopped Andy Wat kins, 149'/2, Indianapolis, 2. San Francisco —• Howard King 186, Reno, Nev. stopped Jack Wil liams, 185, Los Angeles, 5. New York (Sunnyside Garden —Wayne Bethea, 198&, New York stopped Ernie Cab, 200'/ 2 , Brook lyn, 6 unless we can prove our right tc control amateur sports in thi country." Santee, who won the Columbian Mile against token opposition in Saturday's Knights of Colum bus meet in New York, said he would fly to Milwaukee early to day. Sun Vertikal Panel Drapes Linen-Nylon-Plastic Phone 3-4863 For Free Estimates Hope Young Blytheville, Ark. HEAVEN DilllllKl eld Bofllrcf in OW Ktn'vdr */ HIAVEN Hill 0ISTIUEIIES INC.,, mm Ctmfai-s Jfitse Wets! AT All GOOD STOKES IN ARKANSAS ', . IAIDSTOWN, KIKTUCKY FOR SALE Used Furniture & Appliances We Can Save You Money N Cash or Terms ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. Phont 2.2.'1Q2 lobbie, Randy Row Steeie Drag Races Will Continue By H. L. YEAGER Courier News Correspondent STEELE — There will be stock car drag races at the Municipal Airport landing strip here again Sunday afternoon starting about 1 o'clock. There was some doubt whether or not the big show would continue, but a city council meeting Tuesday night has confirmed the weekly schedule. The races last week drew approximately 700 cars and a crowd estimated at almost 2,000. About 100 races were staged. No admission fees are charged. It's still "run for the fun." A few of the elder citizens of the area remarked that the races "brought back" the days of the buggy and saddle horse races. The "King of the Airport" label switched hands again Sunday as Duke Still, driving a 1956 Chevrolet'owned by Jerry Franklin of Steeie, dethroned Homer Connell of Blytheville. Connell piloted a 1956 Buick Century. "Old car" honors were taken by Jimmy Sellers who drove a 1949 Lincoln. A 1955 Dodge pickup with Bobby Smith of Steeie behind the wheel outran all truck entrants. Besides Missouri and Arkansas, license plates from Tennessee were also seen in the races and on the sidelines. Once again the entire afternoon's program was completed without an accident, The above picture was taken Sunday J NCAA Playoff Free Throws Drop WesternKentucky By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 25-team field for the NCAA basketball championship tournament is complete. MoreheadJKy.j Stale, highest scoring major college club in history, last night, won the Ohio Valley-Conference crown and its first NCAA berth. The'Eagles did it the hard way.| Garden, Lightburn Guns for 7th in Row NEW YORK (AP) — Ludwig (Luddy) Lightburn, one of the brigh hopes of the stagnant lightweight division, goes after his seventh straight victory tonight. Swartz and Herman Tolle each sank a pair of free throws the last 21 seconds to defeat Western Kentuky 84-80 in the finale of a three-team playoff. Western, oddly, had eliminated Tennessee Tech by the, same score the night before, swishing two iild goals in the last. 11 seconds. Rip Furman's Record Morehead's 84 points slimmed defeated Fordham 18-11. Iowa State assured itself a share of second place in the Big Seven conference by defeating Nebraska 94-74. its average a bit. to 96 points a game. That still broke the record )5.3 mark set by Furman a year ago The Eagles, who overhauled Western midway In the second half and then held-on to the lead, will run into Marshall, the No. 2 high-scoring major college team this season, in the first-round NCAA eliminations at Fort Wayne Ind., Monday night. here was very little other ac- tivly last night. Manhattan, headed for a Tuesday meeting with Connecticut in the NCAA regional eliminations at Madison Square Craddock. . Good Chucking Or, Weak Wood? WEST PALM BEACH, Fla..tfl — Manager Lou Boudreau of the Kansas City Athletics was wondering whether yesterday's 1-0 intra- squad game was the result of good pitching or weak hitting. "From the way things went you'd have to say that the pitchers were still ahead of the hitters," Bpu- dreau said, "but with the kind of control most of them had they would have been hard to hit any way. Only four hits were registered off the hurling of Ed Btirtschy, Bill Herriage, Art Ceccarelli, Bill Harrington, Gus Keriazakos and Wall *************** Styled for Inspection Built for Service Smart Military Design if Sir, you're right in style lo pass in review anytime, anywhere! Your fool wilt feel the difference, too .. will appreciate Jarman's famous "friendliness of fit," for mile after mile of distinguished service. Come in today and Iry on this Jaiman classic. TOUR MffNDtr SHOI STORI The 21-year old contender from British Honduras is a 2-1 choice to get it at Algerian Hoacine {Chain's ^xepnse in a 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden. Khalfi represents one of the notches of Luddy's belt. The rangy youngster with the plcture-punch- ng style and fast hands trounced Jle 28 - year - old Algerian five months ago. One of Llghtbum's recent victims was Ralph Dupas, second-ranking contender from New Orleans. Khalfi's last outing resulted in a split decision loss to Dupas in New Orleans Feb. 20. Lightburn's record is 38-6 with 12-5 with 13 kayos. NBC will broadcast and telecas at 10 p.m. EST. Dogs Go Hog Wild CHARLESTON, Va. Wl—Til man said his dogs had trailed an animal for more than 10 minutes but when he reached the dogs only the head was left. The hunter sent the head to thi Conservation Department to fun out what it was. Game Chief C. 0 Handley told him: the jaw of a pig "Apparently your dogs picked 1 up along the 13 knockouts. Khalfi's record is 43- hunt to eat it,' trail and quit th Handley explained Bums Rush At 3rd Base By BEN OLAN' The Associated Press The competition for the regular third base job on th* Brooklyn Dodgers is on in earnest. Jackie Robinson said today, "Ransom Jackson will ltav« to be a whale of a player this year to beat me out." "I'll say this much," he added. 'If Jackson does beat me out, hen fine. It'll mean that we have hat much stronger a team, and nake us a cinch to win the pen- lant. I'll wish him good luck and be his substitute. 'But Jackson will have to beat me at my best. My legs are strong and that's the main thing. I veighed out at 208 yesterday and r haven't been down to that since 950." Robinson ,37, is starting his 10th season with the Brooks. He batted only .256 in 105 games in 1955. He las. however, a lifetime National league mark of .314, third highest among the circuit's active players Jackson, who hit .205 in 138 games with the Chicago Cubs, has i .266 average for six big league icasons The Dodgers got him In i winter trade. O.K.'s Alston's Methods Openly critical of Walt Alston at times, Robinson had some kind Ak'ms Scores TKO; Meets Hector Next EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. W)—Virgil (Honeybear) Akins displayed a warning last night for Hector Constance, his next opponent, by stopping young Andy Watkins in the second round of a scheduled 10- round event. Aklns, of St. Louis and ranked sixth as a welterweight contender, meets Constance in St. Louis March 21. Akins, weighing 150. took some early punishment from Watkins, 149M, an Indianapolis lad, in the first round, but by bell time he had Watkins wobbling aganst the ropes. He downed him twice in the second stanza and Referee Bernie Weissman stopped the fight after the second flooring. It was Akins' •fourth victory in a row since he lost to Isaac Logart in Madison Square Garden in New York last December. Randy Jackson words to say about the Brooklyn skipper. "Alston's doing things right. H« has competition going at almost every position and that's good. It's not going to be easy for me, and -it's not going to be easy for Pee Wee Reese at short, the way the kids are playing. "But I know there's a place for me somewhere on this club even if it's as a reserve." Meanwhile, the Dodgers' arch rivals, the New York Giants, had some unpleasant news. Ramon Monzant, the Venezuelan right-hander who was being counted on as a starting pitcher, notified the club he didn't plan to play year. in the United States this He said In a. letter that hii mother was ill and he "didn't hav* the spirit" to pitch. Pro Basketball Thursday's Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 92, St. Louis 88 Fort Wayne 100, Minneapolis 8* Philadelphia 142, Boston 12Q SHOW CASES Heavy Plate Glass—S15 and SZO Glass Enclosed Wall Cases —50 to choose from. EMIL M. DAMON Phone 2-2272 After 6 p.m. Ph. 3-3631 Still America's favorite eight— % millions/ Ford's eight-cylinder get-up-and-go and smoother performance have made the Ford V-8 the world's largest-selling eight over the past 24 years! During this time, Ford has sold more than 14 million eights. And that's over 6 times more eights than the next ttt'o low-priced cars combined have ever sold! PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 3-44S3 — If YPU'W InttruUd in an A-l Used Car— B« Sur« to Set Your Ford D«al«r —

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free