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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1956' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIV1 Court f gyori Wtt s Santee to 'Run Like Mad' in Milwaukee • MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miler Wes Santee, buoyed by another favorable court , ruling, in his battle against lifetime suspension by the Amateur Athletic Union, plans "to run like mad" in the feature mile of the Milwaukee Journal games tognight. ..... In New York yesterday Justice Irving L. Levey of the New York Supreme Court continued an in- juncton that Santee obtained a week ago in time io enter the Knights of Columbus games. "It's good' to know I can run again", Santee said after arriving in Milwaukee last night. He said he did not know the details of the latest ruling and had only received word from his attorneys by telephone to "go ahead and run in Milwaukee" before cat ing the plane that brought him Russia Secretly Planning Shot At Davis Cup By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — A r& fugee from behind the Iron Curtain said today Russia is secretly preparing -for a shot at the Davis Cup, symbol of world supremacy in amateur tennis, but won't chance it "until they're sure they can win." "And I think they're going to be bitterly disappointed," added Vladimir Cernik, 34, Czechoslovakian tennis ace who ned Communist rule in 1949. A former Czech Davis Cuper, Cernik is in New York seeking citizenship—and a job. With him are his wife and baby boy, Mike. "I am convinced that for propaganda purposes Russia is anxious to enter the Davis Cup competition," he said. "The Communists want to rule the world in all sports. Thousands are training daily under tennis coaches with an eye on entering International tennis competition. "But the Russians won't enter anything until they're reasonably sure they can win. That's what's holding them back in this case." Tennli Ii Indlviual Cernik, a tall, lean athlete with a splotch of gray at his temples, said'he felt sur« the Communists would find it much more difficult to move in and take charge in tennis than they have In other sports. "It Won't be like ice hockey or speed skating," he added. "Tennis is an Individual sport. It's more than technique, good conditioning and organization. It's tradition and there's a lot of heart in it." Cernik said in order for the Communists to match the pace of the United States and Australia in tennis they'd have to put a, touring team on the road, "playing at Wimbledon, Forest Hills and Sydney." "Great players are made by ex perience," he said. Cernik was In Columbia, South America, four years waiting for his U. S. visa. Now he must wait another Jive years for his citizenship. Wei Sanlee here. Santee, now a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, was given the go-ahead at his base at Quantico, Va. "I'd like to make the race interesting, ''' Santee said, adding he would be "very happy If he could run faster than last year." He won the 1955 event in 4:08.6. As last week, the former Kansas star, will run in a Santee-section of the race that will be divided Into two divisions. : Meet director Oliver Kuechle said a second section will be run for six other milers who "indicated they prefer not to run against Santee and possibly jeopardize their Olympic eligibility."' Token Field Santee will run, in his section, against a token field. There was only one other definite starter, Bill Taylor, one of Santee's Marine buddies Set to go in the other section were Billy Tidwell of Emporia (Kan) state College; Phil Coleman of the Chicago Track Club; Joe Deady of Washington, D. C.;' Mike Stanley of " Lockbourne, Ohio, AFB; Deacon Jones, Iowa, and John Walter of Michigan State. In upholding the injunction yesterday, Justice Levey set next Thursday for trial. On Feb. 19, the AAU suspended Santee for life on charges of taking excessive expense money in meets last year. --. Youth Leads Golf Show PENSACOLA, Fla.,(/P) — Youth was in the forefront today in the third round of the $12,500 Pensacola Open golf tournament, Two comparative youngsters on the pro circuit, Bo Wininger of Oklahoma City, Okla., and George Bigham of Kansas City, Mo., held the lead with five under par 139s. Sloth are 28. Wininger put together rounds of 12-67 and Bigham 70-68 for the 36-hole lead. Another youngster, Joe Black of Abilene, Tex., followed with 71-69— 140. Eight pros, including Ed Pur- gol, the 1954 U. S. Open winner, were tied at 141. Low amateur at. the end of the second round was 22-year-old Rod Punseth Of Spokane, Wash., 147. with Final: Hurricane, Tigers * * * * * * * * ¥ * * * Another Upset Triumph for Jonesboro HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Two teams which .lost nine each during the regular season, Jonesboro and Little Rock, meet here tonight for the big high school basketball championship of Arkansas. •• Little Rock, winner of the Big Eight tournament, knocked out Crossett 53-43, and Jonesboro, the runner up in the District 3 -playoff,- downed favored Green Forest 61-40 in the semifinals of the Class A Boys tournament here last night. Little Roct nor Jones- termission Jonesboro possessed on Neither boro is likely to hit the court as a favorite tonight. Both are tournament veterans with plenty of poise ralance. Little Rock might 1 have a slight edge defensively, as a team, but Jonesboro is the better offensive unit. The Tigers stress defense so much that they seldom score more than 55 points in a ball game. However, they have two big men who can score, Harry Vines and Marshall Day, and little Larry Whltley, their playmaker, is deadly from the outside. Awesome Attack Jonesboro's attack is awesome. The kingpin is -Tommy Rankln, thin youth whose 35-foot set shot in the final six seconds whipped North Little Bock in -the quarterfinals 54-52. Bill Caldwell, Larry Johnson and Don Vowell are almost equally effective. Little Rock will have two important advantages. The Tigers are taller and have more depth. On the other side of It, Jonesboro is certain to have the crowd's sup- prot In its effort to knock over the representative of the state's major high school conference. During the regular season the two teams met twice. Little Rock won by 10 points on its home court; Jonesboro scored a 20-point vicotry at home. Neither of the coaches expressed any great optimism of ultimate victory "We never had the slightest idea we'd make it this .far; I don't know how we've done it," moaned Bob Bradbury of'the Golden Hurricane. "Tickled to Death" Lawrence Mobley said his Tigers were "living on borrowed time," and added: "We're tickled to death just to be here." Neither team played last night as though they were.on "borrowed time." Rankin again -was the standout man as Jonesboro knocked over Green Forest, the people's choice. The swift Hurricane star tallied 18 points, two less than teammate Caldwell, but he held Green Forest's Ora Lee Boss to just six tallies. That probably was the difference, since it was the first time in the tournament that Boss has been so much as hothered by an opponent. The Green Forest youngster, incidentally, generally is regarded by qualified observers as the state's best'high school player. Hankin . and his crew formed a rigid defense around the foul circle and trapped Boss every time he got the ball. With the Green Forest's attack thus contained, Caldwell started hitting his pet jump shot and bucketed 20 points. Green Forest was held to four field goals in the first half but managed to keep pace and at in- a 19-18 lead. Free Throws Help In the third period, the Hurricane turned lose 18 points while h Iding Green Forest to six. From that point on, the only question was how many points would Jonesboro get. Little Rock downed Crossett from the free throw line. Both teams collected 13 field goals, but the Tigers hit 27 of 32 free throws, while Grossett could count on only 17 of 33. Vines, scoring on tipihs and close shots from the side, tallied 20 points to pace Little Rock's attack. Jimmy Gadberry ' lead Crossett with 13. The two teams ended the first period tied 12-12, .but Little Rock pulled away to a 24-20 half time margin, and never was without the lead again. Two-Way Fight In Big Seven Swim-"Meet BOULDER, Colo. (/Pi — The Big Seven Conference swimming meet settled down' into a two-way fight between Oklahoma and Iowa, State today. Two meet records were cracked yesterday as the Sobners won five of six final events in the Colorado University pool. Going into preliminaries of the seven other events this morning, Oklahoma had amassed 61 points. Iowa State trailed with 51. Then came Colorado with 15,- Nebraska 14 .and Kansas 11. Missouri and Kansas State were not entered. Oklahbmas freestyle ace, Peter Duncan, was the only double winner yesterday. He set a, new conference record in winning the 220- jard freestyle in 2:0 and took the 1500-meter freestyle race ear. Her. Duncan was pressed to the new mark by last. year's champ and record holder, Jim McKevitt . of Iowa State. A length -behind with 20 .yards, Duncan passed and beat McKevitt by two feet. The only thing Oklahoma didn't win was the 440-yard freestyle relay. Iowa State held the .lead all the way over the second place Sooners and posted a record tim of 3:28.5. "The old mark of 3:36.6 was set by the Cyclones in 1952. Other Oklahoma winners were Tom Kehoe in the.50-yard freestyle, Lin Melrlng in the 220-yard backstroke and Dick Thatcher in the 200-yard butterfly. Nashua's - new racing silks — burnt orange and blue — the color of Leslie Combs U, were made in France. Tradition Folds Up As: SF Seals Train in Florida ' By HARRY GRAYSON DELAND, Fla. — (NBA) — A huge sign on the ball park in this sleepy little citrus town reads: "Welcome California! Winter Home of the San Francisco Seals." I'd like to hear Dr. Charles H. Strub's comment on a California baseball club training in Florida for the first time. Dr. Strub, Inow i operating the fa- Ibulous Santa Anita Race Track, and his late parl- nei-s, Charley Graham and .George H. Putnam, owned the San F r ancisco Pacific Coast League franchise when It was more important and valuable than several ma- Dr. Strub jor league clubs. They peddled hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of players to big league outfits. Lefty O'Doul, Willie Kamm, Jimmy O'Connell, Earl Averill Gussie Suhr, Paul Waner, Frank CrosettI, Joe and Dominic DIMJggio «nd Larry J«n»en are names that come to mind' ofthand. ' . THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY trea has been a cradle of ballpla- yers since the days of Bill Lange and down through his nephew, Long George Kelly. Hal Chase came from there and so. did Harry Krause, Harry Hooper, Duffy Lewis,, Hjrry Heilmann, Dutch Ruether, Tony Lazz'erl, Mark Koenig, Joe Cronin and more recently Gil' McDougald and Billy Martin, to bring a long line up to date. The once-celebrated Seals did not come to DeLand, equi-distant between Daytona Beach and Orlando, for the weather. They arc here only because the Red Sox wisely bought the club at a bargain basement rate, and Joe Cronin wants the Seals close enough to Sarasota, the Boston base,, to keep an eye on the talent. It was & great source of satisfaction to General Manager .Cronin to take the Seals out of hock and launch a movement calculated to bring back Pacific Coast League baseball as the Hall-bf-Famer knew It as a kid. .The Seals' front office rejected Cronin as a young shortstop. Picked up by the late and famous scout, Joe Devine, for Pittsburgh, Cronin went on to fame and fortune with the Senators and Red Sox.' .-..-. Acquiring the potentially tremendous San" • Francisco' right, Owner Tom Yawkey of the Bosox gives the American League another break with the National come the inevit- e. o. pom OIL co. FUEL OIL "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Our Conoc* $»rvkt, Aid fc Division able when major league baseball goes to the coast. Far-sighted William Wrigley, Jr., of the Cubs made the same move for the National in the early 19SO's by purchasing the Los Angeles property. .- * • * CAUFORIANS MISSED the bus by not keeping the big league clubs that trained there and beckoning more. The Golden State needed a man like Al Lang of St. Petersburg, who sold Florida to 12 big league outfits. Arizona has the other four, California none. This despite the fact that such celebrated trainers as Denny Carroll, who for years conditioned the Seals, and Detroit Tigers, hold- that California—from Fresno to San Diego^-is the most natural place to prepare a baseball club in the spring. Coast League owners began to feel that the appearance of maojr league -players in the spring took the edge off their openers, h'owever, and:finally fought for special classification which depriyed them of athletes just one step away from the big show. Looking at the record, the ywere much better off playing ball with the majors. * * * ANYWAY, JOE CRONIN Is mak- ing the new deal strictly a home production with Jerry former head of the C Donovan, California League as president, and Walter Mails, the old left-hander, as a matchless tub thumper. A refreshing note Is that the Seals will play daylight ball save for Friday night. It took the weather to bring about this delightful situation. Summer nights In San Francisco are too cool for the arcs. Cronin is stacking the Seals with Red Sox bonus babies and superior prospects. This is his pet project for his old home town. .And chances are San Franciscans no longer will have to content themselves with talking of major league baseball. They will come close to having it. lead Courier News Classified Ads Exhibition Gomes Begin Lightburn Gives Smith Nothing But Bad News By MURRAY ROSE , NEW YORK (AP) — Can brilliant Ludwig Lightburn still make 135 pounds and be strong? If- the 21-year-old British Hon-+ auras sharpshooter can still trim down to the lightweight limit then champion Wallace (Bud) Smith has something to sweat about. If not, then the welterweight class has another topnotch contender for Carmen Basilio's crown. Fast-punching Ludwig didn't appear to have a spare ounce on his rangv, 5-8 frame last night when he weighed 140'/« and raised lumps on the face of out-gunned Hoacine Khalf iin Madison Square Garden. Lightburn won from Khalfi's native Algeria here for seventh straight victory, and his second consecutive rout of Hoa- cine. "Luddie can make the lightweight limit yet," said Allie Clark, Lightburn's manager. "We want Smith for- the title. We're not Interested in welterweights," Veteran* Several experienced and managers Clark. trainers with disagreed leg off to "He'll have to take make 135," said one. Khalfi weighed 135%. His blows appeared feeble compared to Lud die's sharp, damaging punches. The transplanted Algerian, now living In New York, had a couple of excuses — named Myriam and Lallia. They are the • twin girls born to his wife, Clare, Thursday night. , "I had expected one, naturally," said battered Hoacine. "But two that Is unexpected My nerves still are shattered. I am happy, of course. But when I finished training Thursday I weighed 138. That three pounds I worried away took the pep from me." Referee Goldstein scored it 9-0 with one round even. Judges Frank Forbes (9-1) and Bert Grant (8-2) also had Lightburn an overwhelming winner. The AP card had it 9-1 for Lightburn, who was a 5-1 favorite, St. Louis Wins Golden Gloves TcamTitle CHICAGO (ffl—Led by lightweight Joe Shaw and welterweight Leon Brooks, St. Louis won the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions last night 'for an unprecedented third straight time. It was the first three-year sweep of th eteam crown registered since amateur boxing's big show started in 1928. But St. Louis had plenty of competition, nosing out Montgomery, Ala., by only 22-221 points. Next stop for the Golden OIov- ers will be as Chicago's representatives In the Intercity bouts with New York in Madison Square Garden March 21. Biggest upset was scored in the semifinals when Pete Rademacher of the Nashville team, a former National AAU chamlpon, was out- pointed by Solomon McTier. McTier, 23, went on tp defeat Terry Lewis of Sioux City In a blood — floowing heavy weight title scrap. For the first time since 1929 Syracuse University's football team will play no night games. A complete daylight program for 1956 has been scheduled. For aches, palni. cuts, br«lK<, feiru, colds, neadachei, bltei f and 'itinii, try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment AralUMr il jour r»Torlte drac counter C. G. SMITH PRODUCTS CO. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Mar. 12 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e —TAG MATCH — 90 Minutt ..Tim* Limit—B*»t 2'out of 3 F»«s Mike Paidousi* & Eddie Malone Jo*W«lch& Jack Welch 2 1-FALL MATCHES Mlk« ' J«k , Paideuiii r«. W«leh and JM UdK Welch Vt. Matoiw SMU Wins In Tourney Tuneup By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four tournament • bound teams — UCLA, Temple, St Joseph's Pa. and Dartmouth — will see action tonight in their final games before basketball's mammoth productions start next week. UCLA, which extended its consecutive victory string to 16 games last night by tripping Southern California 85-70, - will be out to make it 17 in a row against the Trojans tonight A Bruins' triumph would send them into the NCAA with the second longes twinning streak by a tournament team. San Francisco, the Uclans opponent in a second round game in Corvallis, Ore., next Friday, was the last club to knock off the Bruins, 70-53 Dec. 30 in New York's Holiday Festival. The Dons, riding a record-making 51 game winning-streak, were last beaten by UCLA in Dec. 1954. Temple, which will meet Holy Cross in a first round NCAA game Monday night, takes on .St. Joseph's an NIT entry. The Owls are 22-3 and St. Joe 21-4. Fonlo relish Air Force Dartmouth's Indians, West Virginia's opponents In a first round NCAA title In New York Tuesday night, will be at Cornell tonight in an Ivy League tussle. Stanford nipped California 66-63, Oregon State downed Oregon 7469 and Idaho clouted Washingtin State 78-62 In other games last night. Southern Methodist, the Southwest Conference champ, polished off the all Air .Force team 88-77 a tuneup for Tuesday's NCAA first round game against Texas Tech. After tonight, the hoop spotlight will swing to New York, Fort Wayne, .Ind., and Seattle where the NCAA action begins Monday The NIT is scheduled to get underway March 17 in Madison Square Garden. Six games are scheduled to be played in Florida and a couple in Arizona. There's a night game, too , with the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers pitted against the Boston Red Sox in Miami. Templeton, a southpaw who compiled a 14-9 record at St. Paul last season, will ' start for the Dodgers. He'll be opposed by George Susce. Flowers, 12-9 at Buffalo in 1955, gets the opening assignment for the St. Louis Cardinals, who will take on the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Maurice McDermott, obtained from Washington, will pitch for the Yanks. The Milwaukee - Philadelphia game at Clearwater, Fla. presents an interesting angle. Murff, a 31-year-old right-hander getting his first shot in' the big leagues, will go for the Braves against Marino Pieretti, 35, Murff had a 27-11 mark for Dallas last season and Pieretti, who was up in the majors before, was 19-15 at Sacramento. Briggs, Pleretti's teammate at Sacramento where he was 15-15, will start for the Chicago Cubs atainst Baltimore at Scottsdale, Ariz. Held will pitch for the Orioles. He-had a 21-7 slate at San Antonio. The New York Giants, who will be playing under Manager Bill Rigney for the first time, will send Worthington, 19-10 at Minneapolis against, Herb Score of Cleveland Rov Sievers Gets $6,000 Boost ORLANDO, Fla. W—Roy Sievers ended his salary holdout last night and signed with the Washington Senator* for a reported >19,000. Sievers, ticketed for service at first base this season, thus won an increase of |6,000 over his 1966 salary. The 28-year-old Sievers came to terms after a lengthy conference with Calvin Griffith, the Senators' president. Julius McCoy, Michigan State's high scoring basketball forward, was a member of M.S.U.'s winning 410-yard and 880-yard relay teams in the 1955 Big Ten relays. At your Coll Woods Drug Store Phone POplar 3-4507 Rookies Take Mound Today By BEN OLAN The Associated Free* Chuck Templeton. Ben Flowers. Red Mruff. Mel Held. John Briggs. Al Worthington. Recognize any of those names? They are all rookie pitchers and they'll be on the firing line in exhibition openers today as the 16 Major League teams enter another phase of preparation for the 1956 season. RedMurff at Tucson, Ariz. Other OamM Here is the rest of the exhibition schedule with probable starting pitchers:' At Lakeland, ria.—Washington (Dick Brodowski) vs Detroit (Jim Sunning). At Tampa, Fla.—Cincinnati (Jo« Black) vs. Chicago White Sox (Sandy Consuegra). At West Palm B«ach, Fla. — Pittsburgh (Bob Friend) vs. Kansas City (Alex Kellner). Ex-Footballer in Legion Debut A former University of Tennessee football player now touring the pro wrestling circuit makes his debut before a .Blythevllle crowd Monday night in the main event of the American Legion's wrestling night in the main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts »t Memorial Auditorium. Mike Paldousls, who played a lot of tackle for Qon. Bob Nayland's great, teams of the middle and late 40's, is scheduled to team With Eddie Malone against Joe and Jack Welch in the tag match main go. Paldousis, a strapping 230-poun- der has been wrestling professionally for several years and has proved himself as lethal in the wrestling ring as he was on the football field. He comes to Blytheville after. a successful tour of some of the larger cities of the southeastern and southern circuits. The other participants on Monday night's card need no Introduction to Blythevllle fans. Malone and the Welch brothers are veteran campaigners who have performed for Blythevllle audiences for years. A standing grudge between ths Welch boys and Malone is expected to highlight the match. The thret grapplers have -been at odds for some time and each time they get together things get t. little rough. In the two preliminary bouts Joe Welch will taek on Malone while Jack meets Paldousls. 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