The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 28, 1955
Page 10
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MOWDAY, PAGE nirmc CHANG! Of PACK "-if WCLTEBHetOHl TITLE WAS IfJYAPSS THE LIVING ROOM A.C Basilic Rugged, But DeMarco Has a Puncher's Chance By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor BOSTON — (NEA) — Carmen Basilio and Tony DeMarco take you back to the rapidly-disappearing good old days of the beak busting busines.. That's why they're going to do a lot the latter at the Boston Garden, Nov. 30. The joint is sold out. This second scheduled 15-round edition between Basilio, the idol of Canastota. N. Y., onion growers, and DeMarco, the pride of the Hub's North End, will be televised nationally with New England blacked out. DeMarco must be given the chance of a puncher, but this old handicapper has to pick' Basilio to take him out again, along about the time he did last trip. That would be the 12th round and as recently as last June. Basilio, the nearest thing to Billy Petrolic since the Fargo Express roared along in the late 1920's, appears too rugged and ringwise. Ninety per cent of return matches are far from replicas of the first,-but Basilio and DeMarco give you a guarantee. They know only one way . . . and it's strictly pier six. • « • BASILIO, THE WELTERWEIGHT champion, is the more skillful of the two rip-tearing sluggers in that he adjusts himself to styles. He doesn't hit as hard as did Petrolic, but his body-wrecking clouts in# * * # * * Basilic 9-5 Favorite 'Fight of the Year' Tops Week's Slate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If Carmen Basilio and Tony DeMarco repeat their savage battle of June 10 when they meet for the second time Wednesday at the Boston Garden, their welterweight title match should be the "Fight of the Year." Basilio, von the championship, favorite Look a lot out of DeMarco in their initial outing. It could be that making 147 pounds is now quite a chore for Basilio, which would work to the advantage of DeMarco, a natural 145-po\mder. DeMarco can knock the other guy's block off with a left hook and has been coached no little since Basilio lifted the crown he wore for only 40 days. DeMarco might not "lose" Basilio as he did when he stunned .the up-state New Yorker in the second round of their inaugural. Another crisp left hook hurt Basilio in the fourth round, but with the then challenger moving in, the result was clear after eight heats. IT IS EXPLAINED that the thick-shouldered DeMarco had a bad nose condition in that first scrap. Tony is said to have suffered hemorrhages at six o'clock the night of the fight which made breathing difficult. The damage required an operation. Then contend that the mended breathing apparatus added an inch and a half to his chest expansion and stepped him up as a belter. The live audience for this miniature war will be a capacity 14,000 at a 525 top. That means a S200.000 gross. Basilio collects 40 per cent of the net, shaves similarly in the $50,000 television money. DeMarco gets 20 per cent. Put on a fight and they'll come out, provided you don't give It away for iree to the Living Boom A. C. Senators Have First Pick In Baseball Draft Dodger, Yank Farms Eyed as Annual Meeting Starts Today COLUMLUS, Ohio Wi—Washington had first pick of 3,184 eligible minor league baseball players to day in the annual major league draft. All eyes were on the loaded farm rosters of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees at Montreal and Denver, respectively. . Tile Senators earned the righl by finishing last in the American League. As a "prize" for finishing eighth in the National, the Pittsburgh Pirates had second choice. Although the pool included 14 batting champions, § home run kings and 27 "bonus" players who once commanded fancy bonus checks, only a few were thought worth a gamble of from $2,000 to 515,000. Pitchers Sought Everybody Was looking for pitching strength and the clubs with an early pick spent long hours last nijjlit going over the list. In addition to the common want —pitching—Washington needed a first baseman to take up the slack left by the trading o! Mickey' Vernon to Boston and some outfield hitting power to take advantage of the new shortened fences at Griffith Stadium. On the Dodgers' farm roster at Montreal in the International League was concentrated much of the prize young talent. Rocky Nelson, a first baseman with several hii; league trials, looked like prize bait. Rocky led the league with a .364 average, 37 homers . and 129 runs batted in. Jimmy Williams, an outfield teammate, was runner- "specials" on the Radio Receivers in Helmets Could Put Football Under FCC By JACK GILBERT NEA Special Correspondent Engineering research has turned up a little gadget called a transistor. It has the people who make radios, television sets and telephones excited. The transistor does a multitude of jobs. It increases the utility of the walkie-talkie tenfold. With the gigantic strides taken up at .330. Other Dodger Montreal list included thin baseman Lyle Olsen, who hit .311 at St. Paul; first baseman Norm Larker. .302 at St. Paul; and pitchers Glenn Mickens (12-3 at Montreal) and Pete Wojey (12-6 at Montreal). At the Denver farm of the American Assn. the Yanks had tucked away catcher Darrell Johnson. .306; infielder Herb Flews, .306: and outfielder Zeke Bella, Eastern League batting leader at Binghamton, N.Y. Monte Irvin, who will be 35 officially by spring training time, was eligible for a S10.000 pick from the" New York Giants' Minneapolis from DeMarco at Syracuse, N. Y., in June, but now he must face rough and ready Tony in the ex- champ's home town. On the strength of his 12th round technical knockout victory five months ago, Basilio is rated a 9 to 5 20Teams Post Perfect Marks NEW YORK Iffl—Top rated Oklahoma and third ranked Maryland led 20 college football teams through an unbeaten, untied season. They were the only major tarns to come through unscathed as each chalked up 10 victories. The College of Emporia and Southeast Missouri State were among the small colleges with unblemished records. Each won nine games. The radio-TV fans will ge t a break with ABC scheduled to c:.rry the 15-round match. Billy McNeece and Tony Johnson, two strong light heavyweights who are willing to trade punches freely, meet tonight at St. Nicholas Arena in New York over the 10-round route (Dumont-TV). Welterweights are the dish Friday at Madison Square- Garden (NBC radio-TV) where Isaac Lo gart of Havana (No. 6) boxes Virgil Akins of St. Louis (No. 3i. They met at St. Nick's Aug. 8 with Akins winning the decision, Pitt May Be Returning to Days Of Old as Scourge of Football The price for a draft from open class (Pacific Coast League) is 815,000. It costs $10,000 to select from Class AAA (International and American Assn.) and so on down to $2,000 from Class D. NEW ORLEANS HI—Pittsburgh's meeting vim Georgia Tech in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 may show whether the Panthers, once the scourge of collegiate football, are on the prowl again. Tlie 1955 Pitt team hung up the university's best record since 1938 in winning seven games and losing three. The 1938 squad, last of 'a string of great Pitt teams, won eight and lost two. That was the late Jock Sutherland's last great squad. From 1931 to 1938. the Panthers won 64 games j while losing only 9 and tying 5. The 1937 team was named national champion. And the 1936 team went to the Rose Bowl and climaxed a great season with a 21-0 victory over the Washington Huskies. By contrast, from 1939 to the; start of the 1955 season, Pitt won only 60 games against 84 defeats. Pitt, fortunes began to perk up in 1952 with a creditable six vic-i lories and three losses. i Pitt's record dipped to only three | triumphs in nine outings in 19&3. j And in 1954, the Panthers won four; of nine, but 'ness to Coach Red Dawson may have hurt Panther spirits. Knute Rockne was ttorn in Voss. Norway. March 4. IBM. The former Notre Dame coach was a son of a carriage maker. Open Clash Threatened In Minor Loops COLUMBUS, Chip t*> — A rhubarb between the American Association and the International League threatened today to erupt into an open clash between these two triple A circuits as delegats of the minor leagues gathered for their annual winter baseball meetings. In a pre-convention session among American Association directors, a proposal by the Milwaukee club to transfer its Toledo franchise to Miami was sharpl-> rebuffed although the official announcement given the press was that the proposal "is still very much alive." Would "Wreck League" "It's a hairbrained scheme that has no merit and absolutely no chance of being approved," an Association official, who did not wish to be identified, stated heatedly. "Such a move would wreck the league. There is no objection to Miami itself, but it is unthinkable that any club would be willing to undertake the tremendous cost that would be involved in going: to Maimi. For instance, it is exactly 2,150 air miles from Denver to Miami. That is equivalent to one-twelfth around the world. Jharleston, the nearest city to Mi,mi, is 1,100 miles away." Officials of the American Association said they were stunned to learn last Thursday of the Braves' agreement with Florida interests to move the Toledo franchise to Miami. Same made no attempt to conceal their bitterness over what they termed a "high regrettable and unwarranted act." An informant said the Braves' hasty agreement with Miami was completed to forestall a similar action by the International League and force the other circuit to "make a deal" which would return the Columbus club to the Association in exchange for Miami. The latter city, it was reasoned, would make an ideal addition to the International since it would be used as a stopping off point for clubs en route to Havana. in the advance of football technique, it appears only a matter ol time before some shrewd coach discovers that he can put the transistor to work w I n n i-n g games. A two-way radio-receiving set can be constructed which wouldn't take any more room than a. hearing aid. The transistor is the major part of the hearing aid, one of the few devices the wonderful little power plant is now being used to perfect. Thus a coach could keep direct contact with his quarterback at all times. The coach could call all the plays and give instructions to the linemen at the same time. The whole sending-receiving set would be no bigger than a quarter, and anyone who has ever seen a football helmet will immi- diately realize the practicability of such an instrument. Granting that the transistor can play a part in changing the format of football strategy, let'3 have some fund. Siwash and Pep Tech meet in their annual game. Before the kickoff, an official circles the field displaying a card which informs: "This game has been authorized by the Federal Communications Commission, with inter- squad broadcasting rights of 10 kilocycles AM and FM, over an assigned frequency." Siwash is heavily favored to win, but the Pep Tech coach smuggles a high-frequency static machine onto the field in a water bucket. When Siwash has the ball, he turns on the static-maker and the Siwash coach can't get through to his team. So Siwash players go floundering all over the place, completely demoralized. Alter the upset, the Pep Tech secret gets out and Siwash lodges a protest with the FCC, demanding Pep Tech's broadcasting rights be repealed. Hie extremely unethical approach shocks the FCC and Pep Tech loses its license for a year. Dear old Siwash is awarded the conference championship by default, and the airways are again clear to those who deal only in the finest sanity standards of the sport. Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns will be the first to admit the idea has merit. He uses a system of shuttling players to send in plays. "Coaches are always striving to discover something new, to out-do the other fellow," says Carroll Widdoes, who succeeded Brown at Ohio State and now drills Ohio University. "Employing such a set might bring complications and rulings against its use, but it would not be surprising to hear some coach coming up with that method of running a team. "After 30 years in coaching, nothing would surprise me." Midgets Headline Tonight's Mot S/iow at American Leg/on Arena Midget wrestlers return to the Memorial Auditorium card tonight as the American,Legion presents a double main event program. Tiny Tim and Irish Jackie, a couple of peanut-sized grapplers who have thrilled wrestling fans all over the nation, will square off in one of the two main event bouts. In the other, Farmer Jones and Chic Garibaldi are slated to team against Danny Dusek and Karl Kowalski in a tag affair. Tiny Tim and Irish Jackie ars two of the dozen or so midgets now performing In the United States as professional wrestlers. In spite of- their diminutive size they can perform all the antics of professional wrestling with ease. The tag match will command considerable interest as all four partic- piants have been involved in. riot grudge matches here recently. Because of the double main event program, there will be no preliminary bouts. Red Murff, who will get a chance with the Milwaukee Braves next spring, has won 113 minor league games as against 70 defeats while pitching leagues. six years in the minor Irish Jackie Alabama has won four Southeastern Conference football titles and tied for one since was formed in 1933. the conference nine: of this season and took a brash step in assuming command. He junked the traditional power- based Pitt single wing, mainstay of the Pitnther .offense under Suth- Johnny Mtchelosen, hero of the erland and Dawson, and installed great Pitt teams "f the late '30s. i split-T. The results bore out Mich succeeded Dawson at the begin-] elosen's choice. New! HOUSING Used! PROBLEM? Right Now, HERE in BLYTHEVILLE You Can See Mobile Homes • Low Down Payment • Low Monthly Payments • Lowest Interest Rates GRASK MOBILE HOMES Of Blytheville, Ark. Highway 61 South Franchise^ dealer for over 50 NAME BRAND MOBILE HOMES NEW! USED! 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