Page 10 article text (OCR)
BLTTHBVILLB <ARK.) COURIER NEW8 MONDAY, MARCH II, 19H The View from Here bu (La ^kra u MONDAY MORNING LAUNDERETTE: Clearing 9111- desk the AP wire ... the NEA dispatches . . .reading ourjiiail' I've just received a bundle of slick advertising "sheets from Babe Ruth League, Inc., of Trenton, N. J. The baseball league is a non-profit tax-exempt organization created to provide "wholesome, amateur baseball competition for boys in the 13, 14 and 15 year-old age group." Anyone .within earshot of my barytone voice desiring to learn more about the league will find the material at his disposal. Either that or write to Babe Ruth League, Inc., 524',i Hamilton Ave., Trenton, N. J. There are now hundreds of such leagues and thousands of teams in 46 states and three provinces of Canada. New organizations have until May 1 to apply for 1956 charters and still be eligible lor tournament play. Bach league is composed of at Ifflst foul' teams with a minimum of five 13-year-old boys and a maximum of five 15- year-old boys on each team. If you're -wondering how a nonprofit organization can manage to put out such a beautiful bundle of slick advertising material, here's the answer: it has Coca-Cola for a sponsor, • * * OBIT: The father of PETE 'REISER died last week at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. GEORGE J. REISER was 72, a retired printing warehouse foreman . . . pitched years ago for Little Rock. Son Pete led the Na,. tonal League in batting in 1941. . . . was much-injured . . . and just recently was named manager of the Kokomo (Ind., of course) club in the Midwest League. World Series flash JOHN POD- KES finally admitted last week he received his notice of induction into the army a month ago. He said: "I don't know how it got out. I didn't think they were supposed to tell those things," He said what? . . . Baltimore Orioles only hit 54 home runs last year . . . There were seven one-hit games pitched in the American League last year. ... . And also in the American League and also last year, the K. C. "Athletics had'the biggest after-sundown attendance: 827,* 347 ... . • « • DQN'T FORGET: it's wrestling night, tonight at the American Legion Memorial Auditorium. A new face will appear for the first time ... belonging to big MIKE* PAIDOUSIS, former tackle for the University of Tennessee football squad. He'll team 'up with EDDIE JIALONE in a tag match. Opponents will be Joe and Jack Welch. The picture at the base of this column was snapped last week. MRS. KILLER KOWALSKI disapproved of CHICO (THE MAD \ MEXICAN) CORTEZ as a referee ... and rather than tell him she . ; . well, Chico looks like he needed a haircut anyway . . . Only 50c. Show starts at 8:15. See you there . . * » « BABE PINELLI goes into his 21st year as a National League umpire this year. Not bad for a blind man.' There are 16 umps on the NL staff. . . Big Town (New York City, of course) only saw one championship boxing bout in 1955 ... the Garden's SANDI SADDLER - RED TOP DAVIS featherweight show. . . Speaking (rather, writing) of boxing, PETE MELLO, the Olympic boxing coach in 1952, says our amateur boxers should again train under the special handicaps the international competition puts on them. •We did so well last time because our kids trained over here under the strange rules," he says. "In the Olympics, you know, they do everything different. You can't fight inside. You can'i duck under punches. Just straightaway boxing. We've got to get our kids used to it. "Take a fellow like HENRY ARMSTRONG. His perpetual motion would have gotten him .into all kinds of trouble in the Olympics." • « • LEE CALHOUN, North Carolina College junior, tied the world's record for the 60-yard high hurdles Friday night . . . equalling Harrison " Dillard's 7,1 seconds. Calhoun' js 23. He's from Gary (the home of Blytheville Junior High Coach John Koldus, of course), Ihd. * The shilt with, the second baseman playing behind first and the shortstop behind second . . . may have cost TED KLTJSZEWSKI about 15 or 20 hits and the National League title last year. -But "Muscles" intends to keep pulling the ball. "I'm getting paid to hit home runs," he said. Last year he crashed 47 to mark his third- consecutive 40-plus home run season. Also drove in 113 runs, his fourth 1GQ-RBI season. A sports writer during Florida's festivities lasfc week offered .TED WILLIAMS a $25 to $10 bet he couldn't park the ball in seven swings. Ted accepted, stepped into the cage, fouled off two, hit one on the ground . . . then lifted two high over the right field barrier. THE ARKANSAS QUINTET finished second in the SWC this year, but among conference mem- . bers its overall record was only good for fourth spot. SMU was best in both departments, TCU worst. Arkansas Tech's trip to the NAIA basketball tournament at Kansas City marks the sixth- straight journey for (he Wonder Boys. First time Tech won (he state playoff it was a junior college and couldn't participate in national competition. Arkansas Tech, you'll recall. Is the team Leachville's RONNIE KENNETT made famous. Pro Basketball Sunday's Results St. Louis 127, Boston 121 Syracuse 99, Philadelphia 88 New York 122, Port Wayne 96 Minneapolis 126, Rochester 98 Akers Named To Conference All-Star Squad Freddy Akers, Blytheville High School's small, swift, sure guard, was named today to the All-Big Eight Conference basketball team. He was the only member of the Chickasaws chosen on the 12-star squad. Freddy Akers Read Courier News Classified Ads. Jonesboro Wins State A Final On Charities HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — •'It was just that Jonesboro determination when it comes to tournament time." That's what Coach Bob Bradbury had to say Saturday night after his Golden Hurricane won the unofficial, but unchallenged, state basketball championship. Jonesboro took the crown by thrashing Little Rock 56-47 in the finals of the annual Class A'boys high school tournament here. Brilliant Defense In addition to "determination," the Golden Hurricane also uncovered a brilliant defense which con- ained all of Little Rock's shooters, except Larry Whitley, who tallied 18 points. "We have been, working on. defense most of the season, but I believe the boys just became defensively conscious in the last 10 days," said Bradbury. "They figur- ;hat was what would win it." Little Rock Coach Lawrence Mobley reserved his praise for Brad- Jury. •He did a wonderful Job with those boys since the last time we saw them," commented Mobley. Little Rock had downed Jonesboro 60-40 in their previous meeting. Jonesboro won the game and its seventh state championship on accuracy from the free throw line. Little Rock outshot the winners from the field 18-12. Rankin Held Down The Tigers held Tommy Rankin ;o four points, his lowest game to,al of the tournament, but in dong so they turned loose the rest ofithe* Jonesboro team. Bill Caldwell scored 17 to lead jhe Hurricane attack, while Larry Johnson contributed 18 and Mickey Neff got 11. Don Vowell contributed eight points, including 6 of 7 free throws. Neff made good on 10 of 11 charity tosses. Jonesboro swept to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes, but Little Rock, led by Whitley, Harry Vines and Marvin Venable, rallied to gain a brief 23-22 lead with 1:18 remaining in the first half. Neff then hit three free throws and Rankin netted a field goal to put the Hurricane ahead 27-23 at the half. Jonesboro, which beat Little Rock 28-24 in rebounds never trailed again. Jonesboro made its way to the finals with victories over Stuttgart, North Little Rock and Green Forest. Little Rock defeated Leachville, Forrest City and Crcssett en route to the finals. • The Golden Hurricane also dominated the all-tournament team, chosen by the coaches. Caldwell, Rankin and Johnson placed on the 11-man squad. Other members were Vines and There was no honorable mention list this year, and players were not named by. positions. Champion North Little Rock placed three players, while Little Rock and Pine Bluff (teams-jyh tied for second spot in the -loop race) each won two berths on the squad. All other conference members only placed one each. ALTHOUGH the school records have not as yet been completed, it is believed Freddy Akers led Blytheville in scoring during the past season. A senior, - the little well-built guard landed most of his shots from far afield, the spectacular kind. He was also the team floor general. Here's the entire team: Fred Blankenship, Charles Eagle and Ken Yielding of North Little Roek; Larry Whitley and Harry .Vines of Little Rock; Charles Dawson and Jim Benton Jr., of Pine Bluff; Alan Morrison of Texarkaua; Phillip Annan of Hot Springs; Freddie Akers of Blytheville; Johnny King of Fort Smith; and Billy Jones of El Dorado. Pro or Not, Wes Will Still Run MILWAUKEE — Miler Wes Santee, facing trial Thursday in his battle against professionalism charges by the Amateur Athletic Union, plans to run next Saturday in Cleveland's Knights of Columbus Games. "My plans are to run in Cleveland, no matter how my trial comes out," the former Kansas State star declared Saturday night after winning this section of the Journal feature mile in 4:10.5. The 24-year-old Marine lieutenant is under a lifetime suspension by the AAU, which ruled he ac cepted excessive expense nione}' in meets last year. He blocked enforcement of the suspension by securing an injunction that was twice upheld over the appeals 01 the AAU. "If my suspension sticks, 11 he said, "we have plans. We hope to move through normal channels. I am not at liberty to divulge what those plans are." The trial on the injunction proceedings will be held by the New York Supreme Court. Saturday night Santee defeated easily Ed Kirk of the Air Force, who was second, and Bill Taylor, a Marine stationed with him at Quantico, Va. The second section of the Journal mile was won by Billy Tidwell of Emporia Kansas State Teachers College against a Jive-man field in 4:10.9. Other events saw Abe Woodson of Illinois equal the world, American arid meet record of 6.1 in the 50-yard high hurdles. Three new meet records were written, two of them by Pittsburgh entrants Arnie Sewell covered the 1,000 in 2:10, and the two-mile relay team, anchored by Sewell, claimed a 7:35.2 mark. Mai Whitfield ran the 600 in 1:12.6. Big Eight Votes T(TWithdraw From State A HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Big Eight Conference, which includes the state's largest high schools, have played in their last state Class A boys basketball tournament. Johnie Burnett, executive secretary or the Arkansas Athletic Association, announted Saturday nighi that the conference coaches hac voted to withdraw from the tournament. .. The action probably will put an end to the unofficial title of "state champion" which always has been attached to the winner. Jonesboro, Class A team, defeated Little Rock of the Big Eight to win the 1956 crown. Burentt said several reasons were advanced for the action. One of them, he said, was that .Big Eight coaches felt the league was entitled to more than two. teams in the tournament. Under current rules, the Big Eight and each Class A district is represented by two members in the tourney. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Whitley of Little Rock, Prank Dolan and Charles Wiggins of Crossett, Fred Blankenship of North Little Roek, Ora Less Boss of Green Forest, Pat Foster of Emerson and Steve Roberts of Rogers. Team Named CONWAY, Ark. Wl — The honors were spread around in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference this year when five of the eight members placed players on the first All-AIC basketball team. ' Arkansas A&M, the champion, dominated the, entire squad, however, with one man on the first team, two on the second, and one honorable mention. Named to the first team were A&M's Eudell Ragland, Buddy Jacobs of Southern State, Bobby Smith of Arkansas College, Phil Guthrie of Hendrix and Don Sevier of Arkansas Tech. The Second tesm: Jim Trimm and Billy Joe Thurman, Arkansas A ;M; Paul Bone and Jim Harris, Arkansas College; and Gene Wofford, Arkansas State Teachers. High Fives Don't Heed Hew 24-Second Rule JOHNSTOWN, Pa. Wl — Steve Seman, a statistician who figures out many angles in high school basketball, sees no reason for schools to adopt the 24-second rule now used in professional basketball. Durine the entire game between Johnstown and Westmont high schools, Seaman reports that the hall was held for more than 20 seconds on only three occasions. $100.00 IFOR YOUR OLD STOVE (In Working Condition) ON ANY FULL SIZE Florence Gas Range iHubbard & Son I Furniture Phone 3-4400 Monday, Mar. 12 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e — TAG MATCH— 90 ftlimile Time Limit— Best 2 out of 3 Falls Mike Paidousis & Eddie Ma lone Joe Welch & Jack Welch 2 1-FALL MATCH IS Mike J*«k Paidouiii vi. Welch and Jo* Eddte ' Welch vi. Malon* To say your motor needs no tuneup, Is likely wishful thinking, , For in the end, You II surely spend More for the gas it's drinking! for a Healthy Car Take Advantage of Our Special Price. MOTOR TUNE UP Plu ' Par " PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Your Ford Dealer 300 Broadway Phone 3-4433 A BIRD M TM HAND CARMfN BASILfO BasiliD Is 9-5 Favorite By THE ASSOCIATED .PRESS Welterweight champion : Carmen Basilio is a 9-5 favorite to beat off ex-champ Johnny Saxton's challenge in a 15-round title bout in Chicago Stadium Wednesday night. . The 28-year-old ex-Marine from Chittenango, N. Y., unbeaten in his last 15 fights, will be making the second defense of the crown he won from Tony DeMarco. The bout will be broadcast and telecast (ABC- TV, radio, 9 p.m., CST) coast to coast. A couple of young welterweights' who figure to be banging at the champion's portals soon collide at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night. They are Isaac (Kid) Logart, 22-year-old Cuban already ranked third behind Saxton, and Gasper (Indian) Ortega, a, free-swinging, 20-year- old prospect from Mexicali, Mexico. Winner of four straight, Logart has a 41-5-5 record. Ortega's record is 32-5. ' The 10-rounder mil be broadcast and telecast (NBC-TV, radio, 9 p.m., CST,) nationally, . New York middleweights' Hardy Smallwood and Ray Drake clash in a return bout at New York's St. Nicholas arena tonight (Dumont-TV, 9 p.m., CST). They fought a sizzling draw Feb. 13. Drake's record is 21-6-1, Smallwobd's 16-4-2. Corner Haunts Cards Again ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (/P) — Tom Poholsky and service returnee Vinegar Bend Mizell gave St. Louis Cardinal^- pitcning nopes a boost jefore the home run bail came back o haunt .the Redbirds, most gen- erous in the majors.last year. Poholsicy allowed a lone single In three innings yesterday and Mizell one run on one hit and three innings. Then the New York Yankees remembered this was the club that /allowed "185 homers in 1955, a major ieagle record. ,. Mickey Mantle powered a three- run, smash, off rookie Bob Mabe for a '4-3. Yankee victory. Stan Musial, playing his first spring game, had two hits in three trips and drove in a run. '; The pitching staff of the Milwaukee Braves allowed thejeast num- bet of Home', runs (138) in 1955. This is the third consecutive year tne Braves' hurlers led in'that department. The colossal bargain In theSe days of wide inflation • Which has spread across our nation The thoughtless man may almost turn to drink! Where's the bargain hunter's clover? Is the day of value's over? Just open up the faucet in your sink! Out will come your RUNNING WATER Maybe colder, maybe hotter; All you want, and under pressure too! At a bargain you are gazing For the price is most amazing If you take the time (o think the matter through. For a penny, soak or shower For a quarter of an "hour; It will wash away your smells and aches and ill. . For a beer you pay a quarter, Even though you hadn't orter. A'hundred drinks of water cost three mills! When it comes to sanitation, RUNNING WATER'S made our nation < Hale and hearty for the little that we've spent. And when you've got to go It is comforting to know That seven flushes cost you but a cent! Do you think that dirt is cheaper, Whether topsoil or. the deeper? Just buy a ton and shudder at the blow. Don't get hot beneath the collar; Water's EIGHT TONS for a dollar! Here's your GLOSSAL BARGAIN — HH) Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity"