The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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THURSDAY; DECEMBER i, 1955 BLTTHBTTLLB (ARK.) COUHTER NETTi PAGE THIRTEEN BasiHo Ready for Saxton; Champ Hart Hand in 2nd By BOB HOOBINO BOSTON (AP) — Carmen Basilio, the immovable welterweight champion, looked forward to Johnny Saxton today while nursing a sore left hand he acquired in his destruction of rugged Tony DeMarco. Biislllo, the 28-year-old Canastota, N. Y., gamester, rallied from DcMarco's stinging punches last night to repeat his June technical knockout of the Boston challenger in the 12th round. The lime was 1:54 — just two seconds longer than it had taken him at Syracuse six months earlier. Both fighters weighed H5! z for the nationally televised tille scrap at Boston Garden. May Delay Fight After he had knocked down DeMarco for an eight count with a smashing right to the jaw, then flattened him for good with withering combinations in the 12th, Basilio revealed he had hurt his left hand in the second round. That sore hand may make the patient Saxton wait even longer for his title shot. Saxton, who lost the championship to DeMarco here April 1, has since waived his contract return-bout priority for both of the Basillo-DeMarco slugfests. The contract for the latest match called for the winner to met Saxton within 60 days. Near-Capacity Crowd A near-capacity crowd of 13,373 paid a local record of 5171,373 to watch what amounted to two fights in one, DeMarco, calling on his long-range power, took charge in the early rounds and had Basilio wobbling into his corner in the seventh round. It took a near superhuman effort by the ex-Marine from upper New York state to keep from going down for the second time in his professional career. Grew Stronger After he survived the staggering left hook, Basilio grew stronger as he unleashed a battering body attack on a weary DeMarco tiring just as he had done In punching himself out last June. DeMarco was ahead in rounds on all the officials' cards. Referee Mel Manning had it 6-3-2 on rounds for Tony, Judge Joe Santarpio 6-4-1 and Judge Joe Santoro 7-4. The AP had it 5-4-2 for DeMarco. Wichita Takes Toledo's Place In American COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wichita became a member of the American Assn. today as a farm club of the Milwaukee Braves in place of the abandoned Toledo baseball club. The Triple A American Assn., after a four-day franchise wrangle, finally ironed out its difficulties by successfully negotiating with the Western League for its Kansas territory. The deal was completed 16 hours after Milwaukee reluctantly agreed to discard its plan to move the Toledo franchise to Miami. The Florida city's hope for Triple A ball was revived, however, by reports that an insurance executive, Sid Salomon, had requested an option to purchase the Syracuse club in the International League to move it to Miami. College Cagers in Action ******* ****** Three of Top Teams Play Tonight By ED W1LKS The Associated Press Lasalle without Tom Gola, Dayton without Johnny Horan and North Carolina State with Ron Shavlik take to the courts tonight as another long college basketball season gets under way- Lasalle, Dayton and North Carolina State are just part of the mob that gets the collegians rolling in their big weekend 01 the season—but they are the only repre- enta lives of Ihe top 10 teams of last season to play tonight. San Francisco. No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll last season and the NCAA champion, opens tmorrow night against Chico State. Lasalle. with three-time All America Gola graduated and now a pro, warms up against Millersville (Pa.) in its opener under new Coach Jim Pollard, the former pro standout. Lasalle Jolted Lasalle. ranked No. 3 behind San Francisco .and Kentucky in last season's final poll, got a big jolt yesterday when Bob Maples, one of its returning veterans, broke an ankle in practice. He'll b out two months. North Carolina State, in good standing after t a season on probation by the NCAA, is back in force. The No. 4, team of 1954-'55 opens against Florida State with Shavlik, second - team All America who came into his own in scoring and rebounding, topping a club that lost only two from last season's starting five and is expected to make the big noise in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dayton Rebuilding Dayton, the NIT runner-up and No. 9 in the final poll, is rebuilding with Jack Bailee and Chris Caruthersville Cage Slate Is Announced CARUTHERSVILLE — The CHS Tigers open their season by playing host to Hayti's Indians here Friday night. Remainder of the schedule: Dec. 6—Warden, here 13—Holland, there 16—Portagevllle, here 20—Bragg City, here Jan. 3—Cooter, there 6—Poplar Bluff, here 10—Ross, there 17—Kennett. there 20—Steele, there 24—Braggadocio, here 27—Sikeston, there 31—Deering. there Feb. 3—Hayti, there Golden Glovers AtCorMthersville Fight Tonight Gloves Boxing, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, opens its second year of action in Caruthersville tonight. Local boxers will compete at the Armory here at 8 p.m., it was announced today. The Carutherstille bcxers will be out this season to keep the traveling trophy won at the Sikeston tournament last season. General admission is 50 cents. // Schools Place Men On Little All-America By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' little college All-America football team for 1955, made up of representatives from 11 different colleges that won a total of 75 games, was named today with a line that averages 210 pounds to the man and boasts the country's leading scorer in the backfield. Nate Clark of Hlllsdale, Mich., is the terrific touchdown tallier. He led the collegiate players of the entire country with 144 points and is the only junior among the backfield foursome that includes Gene Scott of Centre College, Dave Charles Sticka of Trinity College at Hartford, Conn. Up front are ends Charles Schultz of all-winning Alfred, and Kichard Donlin of Hamline, chosen in the second draft of the professional football draft by Baltimore Monday. „_ ._ _ „_, The tackle slots are manned by Burnham of Wheaton and ] Charles Gibbons of Rhode Island, ' who will display his ability in the Refrigerator Bowl Sunday, and Vincent Vidas of Drexel's unbeaten team. 75-16 Record Steve Myhra of North Dakota University, and Wixie Eobinson of PepperoMne at Los Angeles are the guards, Hanking Hubert (Dutte) Cook of Trinity at San Antonio, Tex. These- players are from college teams that won 75 and lost 16 while being held even in two others. Eight of them competed during the season on teams that came through without defeat. But the losers weren't overlooked. Donlin's Hamline squad did not win a single start on 'ts seven game program. In those seven defeats, however, the 6-5 senior caught 41 passes that were good for 480 yards and two touchdowns. Missco Coaches Set Tourney Plans The Mississippi County Coaches Association met at Wilson Tavern ir, Wilson last night to discuss final plans for two invitational basketball tournaments this month. An invitational junior tournament opens at Shawnee High In Joiner Monday and runs through next week. The following week an invitational senior tournament opens at Missco High in West Ridge. . The next meeting of the association will be held in Osceola Jan. 25. When Nashua won Hialeah's 1955 Flamingo States it started him on his way to a record—seven $100,000 victories In one year. Harris lost by graduation along with Horan. The new squad gets a test from touring Pepperdine tonight. Most of the other members of the final top 10 get going tomorrow and Saturday. In addition to San Francisco, Marquette's No. 7 Warriors, the big surprise of 195455, opens Friday against St. Norbert; and Oregon State, losing 7-3 Swede Halbrook through scholastic difficulties from its No. 10 club, plays Oregon in a Pacific Coast Conference opener. Saturday, Kentucky's No. 2 Wildcats meet Louisiana State in a Southeastern Conference scrap: Iowa, No. 5 and the Big 10 champ, plays Nebraska of the Big 7; and Utah, No. 7 and the Skyline king, opens against Wichita of the Missouri Valley. Missou in Action Tonight Duquesne, minus All-America Dick Ricketts who helped win the NIT title and put the Dukes No. 6 in the nation, opens Monday against Carnegie Tech. Missouri breaks first in the big 7 tonight against South Dakota. Among last season's NCAA tournament teams who open tonight, Idaho State, the Rocky Mountain champ, plays Utah State: Tulsa. co-champ of the Mo-Valley with St. Louis, faces the "new" Texas Aggies and Oklahoma City is at home to Emporia State. Other noteworthy openers tonight include: Southeast Oklahoma at Arkansas. deal was finally the efforts of In order to acquire Wichita, the association paid $21,000 to the Western and promised to option 10 players to the eventual replacement for Wichita. Aslo, Milwaukee, which now owns the Wichita club, will have a limited working agreement with the new western city, which is expected to be Hutchinson. Kan. 1 The Wichita swung through two-man committee composed of E. J. Bavasi of Brooklyn's St. Paul farm club and Walter Shannon of the St. Louis Cardinals' Omaha farm, after they had shuttled back and forth with proposals and counterproposals during negotiations. President O'Neal Hobbs of the Western disclosed that three cities were under consideration as a replacement for Wichita. Although he did not identify any of the cities it was learned that Topeka, Kan., and St. Joseph. Mo., were the others besides Hutchinson. The departure of Wichita followed exactly one year after the loss of Denver and Omaha to the American Association. The beleaguered Western, which operated with six clubs last season, recently added Amarillo, Tex., and Albuquerque, N. M. Harrison High Cage Season Gets Started Harrison High gets its basketball program underway tonight and tomorrow night. The Junior boys and girls teams open activities tonight with games against Luxora Junior High at, Harrison Gym. Tomorrow night the Harrison senior boys and girls journey to Turrell for a pair of games with Golden High School. Saturday night the seniors return to Harrison High gym for games with Wilson Trade School. First game tonight and Saturday will start at 7:30. Coach Ira Young is looking forward to another successful season for al Ifour of his teams. The junior girls, undefeated in their last 33 outings will be working on their third season without a loss. The Junior boys were 8-4 last year, the district champion senior girls 25-4 and the senior boys 25-9. Williams Wins Last Grid picks Here is the delayed report on last week's winner in the Courier News football forecasting contest, the last of the year. Bill Williams of 1306 West Main, Blytheville. was the winner. It was (he claims) the first time he ever entered the contest. Williams missed four games out of 24 listed. He missed on the LSU-Tulane tie, the Colorado-Colorado A. and M. game, the Notre Dame-USC game, and the Jonesboro-Paragould game. Here are the winners: Mississippi. TCU, Cornell, Wichita, Texas, West Virginia, Army, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Osceola. South Carolina, LSU-Tulane tie. Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado A. 'and M., Miami, Little Rock, Texas Tech. Southern California, Oklahoma. Tennessee, Colgate and Paragould. Braggadocio Meets Arbyrd Friday Night BRAGGADOCIO — Braggadocio's cagers will play host to Arbyrd here Friday night. Remainder of schedule: Dec. 9—Holland, here 12—Steele, there 13—Deering. here 16—Bragg City, there 20—Cooter, here Jan. 3—Holland, there 6—Ross, here 10—Cooter, there 13—Steele, here 17—Gosnell, here 20—Deering, there 24—Caruthersville, there 31—Hayti, here Holland Cagers Battle Steele HOLLAND—Holland's cagers will journey to Steele for action Saturday night. The games had been priginalHy set for Friday night but were postponed because of the Christmas parade at Blythevlille, it was announced today. Bahamas Road Race Set NASSAU W)—One hundred invi-1 tations have been Issued by the Ba- \ hamax Automobile Club for the sec- [ ond Bahamas Speed Week to be held on the Windsor road course Dec. 5-11. Sugar RoySoys Olson Hasn't Changed Much By HARRY GRAVSON NEA Spoils Editor GREENWOOD LAKE, N. Y. — (NEA) — Off his performance against Tiger Jones, Ray Robinson did not belong in the ring. Off his effort «gainst Rocky Castellanl, Sugar Ray Robinson did not belong.In the same batttle pit with the Bobo Olson who came to Yankee Stadium to b« knocked out by Archie Moore. But off the form Robinson is showing at Greenwood Lake, the that the Harlem landlord now not only belongs in the same enclosure with Olson »t the Chicago Stadium, Dec. 9, but he also Is the best-looking 3-1 underdog we've seen since the last big upset in the beak-busting buil- ness. That is, Robinson is a good long- shot against the post-Moore Olson, who, in addition to his marital difficulties, was anything but a ball of fire against Jimmy Martinez and Joey Giambra. In both of the latter fights, Olson .was considerably heavier than 80 pounds, which he must make in defense of the middleweight champioa^hip. • Robinson has on such problem. • * • Robinson points out that he is boxing well for the first time since financial shorts In his business enterprises forced him to come back 14 months ago after having been a soiiK-aiul-duncfi man for two years and seven months. "Against Jones, Castellan! and those guys, I had to club light," explains the 35-year-old who not a few considered the finest fighter of his Inches. "I must hav« looked something awful, but I couldn't do anything else. I had no legs. "Now I run five miles everyday and don't labor. My legs take running easier. I get up on my too in the ring &nd move. I'm just starting to find as much of myself as there is left." Robinson i£ making three sparring partners—Joe and Lee Wll- llami and Ricco King—come to him, at he expect* Otoon to do. He picked off and sidestepped punches, countered *'tth damaging flurries. • • • If Rublnton li right physically, he Is twice us high mentally. "I lought Olion twice." he it- calls, "and he didn't hurt me once. The only thing tough about him the first time was making him open up, so I could take him out. The second time I took it for granted and when I had to win in the last five rounds, I Just stepped out and did it. "I don't believe he'i changed much." Robinson's only concern now is going 15 rounds, And to give Sugar Ray that problem, Olson musts carry the trouble and not let him rest. Sugar Ray Is talking like the old Robinson. He wn aaked If he had learned anything watching Moore flatten Olson. "Me learn from Moore?" n»y Robinson sputtered. "Heck, man, you mean what Moor* learned Irom me?" jicaclc[uartcrs FOR BOATING . FAMINES J BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. USE. Main Ph.3-4404 • JOHNSON MA-MOItm * OM*T 'M MODIU KOM * 10 M Mf • tOAt* • A COMPim UNI Of MAIINI MUIPMINT Johnson SEA HORSES Dl Pt NDAnnirv South African Wants Chance With Phils-And Will Pay Way By AL CARTWRIGHT NEA Special Correspondent PHILADELPHIA —. (AP) — The best baseball player in all of South Rhodesia wants a tryout with the Phillies. He's willing to pay his own way from Africa. Here's a stranger on another conlinent, 8/188 nautical miles away, who wants a crack at organized baseball and for some miraculous reason, picks the Phillies. Remind us to put this in our next novel. It is the popular belief that South Rhodesians do nothing more athletic than enjoy open season on elepha nts and sit around waiting for the next Chirk Gable movie location. Now. out of the blue — if not ihc Belgian Congo — comes a first baseman. The ambitious first sncker has a name as intriguing as the story. He is Deryk McBain. He also is 22 years old, 6-1 and 180 pounds. "I was voted the outstanding player in my country last year," McBain wrote Eddie Collins, who, ironically, is no longer with the Philadelphia Nationals becausu lie quit as assistant general manager after a fuss with the bouncer, Roy Hamey. "McBain wrote," explains Collins, "asking for a trial with the Phillies, that It always was his ambition. He said he hoped to come over in March. I thanked him for his interest, explaining that because of the distance, ths club could not be liable for any transportation expenses. "I thought that would be the end of the romance, but received another tetter. Deryk McBain had booked his own passage and would arrive in March — at his own expense." "We've written him for mort details," says Bob Carpenter. "We want to find out something more about his playing ability. We don't want to tell him to come all that distance, and then let him be embarrassed." Aw, lot him come, Bob, if only for the sake of the sports pages. 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