The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1956 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

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) OOURUSU MKWB PAGE ELEYEH If ME MIAMI, Fla. — (*JEA) — lam *OM<| oouM have Ms golfing career curtailed if he doesn't start weiring g-lM*M . . . because it's the eyes, not the legs, that go first . . . erstwhile POA tournament director Fr«d Corooran insists every pro golfer should stop-aettat IHce an umpirt — and get his orbs examined . . . Only Earl Stewart and Jerrr B*rb«r »moo» tiu bifgiei on the money wheel wear cpectactoa . • , bvt, MTV JaeWe Bvrfc*. "If It ni», you're dead." . . . * * • Jimmy Demaret, who's 44 going on 48 and MM comeback: story of tbe wtatw, says it's the nwves th»t go lint . . . and how do«s he account for hit r « y i v a 1 7 "I changed hormones," . . . Demaret it th« only grandfather ever to win a POA tournament . . . Future b«i: Gulfstream Park and Hiaieah win combine to buy out trailing Tropical and spilt 100 Florida racing days between them- •elve* ... Gulfstream impresario Horace Wade, just out with a new book entitled "Tales of the Turf," has a quarter of a million clippings on racing in his library and goes through them every three or four years to refresh himself ... he figures it beats owning horses, in which endeavor'he lost $125,000 ... Big league baseball writers still guffawing over the newcomer to their group thl« spring who Jimmy Demaret watched i few Innings of the Hr«t (raining camp contest and asked: "Don't the baserunners ever get M. errort* ... * * * A young outfielder in the Cleveland organization was haying a tough inning . . . dropped a couple of pop flies, but caught a barrage o< refuse from the stands and was in the direct glare of an irate pitcher, stomping on the mound . . . angry hurler wound up, ball met bat •nd again sailed in the direction of the outfielder ... he spiralled back toward the fence, reached up but this time the ball was 30 feet over his head . . . whereupon he cupped his hands and yelled to the pitcher, "Now, yo« , try blaming that one on me." . . . Oh, yes, the pitcher was also the manager ... the kid's no longer a prospective Indian ... * • • t The new b*H park hi Wlaston-Salem, N. C. (only one being built ta the minor* Hih year) is to be named for the sheriff of Forsyth Coun, ty . . . fellow named Ernie Shore . . . who once pitched a perfect game tor the Red Sox after relieving Babe Ruth with one on, none out . . . We like this one on how Rocky Marciano was chopped in his baseball tryout at Fayetteville, N. C. . . . Peppery little Skeeter Scalzi was the manager, and to him fell the burden of decision ... He ran to a second floor hall window, tbe story goes, and squealed, "Hey, Rooky!" ... the brawny kid loitering outside the hotel looked up ... "Here, Bockyl" . . . and the pink slip fluttered down while the Skeeter beat a hasty retreat down the corridor . . . * • • Mercer Bea«ley, tbe net'i most famous teacher, is starting an international correspondence school of tennis to cover beginning, Intermediate and advanced pupils . . . consisting of 10 lessons translated hi Spanish, Dutch, French, German 'and Italian . . . Between you'n'me, the coming queen of women's golf is young Mickey Wright ... a 20-year-old who won the first big tournament she eve-r entered . . . when she was 14 years old ... Tigers Shutout At Trade Table And in Game LAKHUAUD, Ma. (fl>)—The Detroit Tigers got nothing out of the Kansas City Athletics afield or at the trading table yesterday. The Athletics blanked the Tigers Sportswriter Talbot Dies TAMPA, Flu. (AP) — Gayte Talbot, for 28 years an Associated Press sportswriter and newsman, died last night of a heart attack. H« was 54. Talbot, best known for his colorful sports writing and author of the column "Sports Roundup" since 1952, suffered an earlier attack last August. However, he had recovered sufficiently to take a semi-vacation in Florida, where he resumed writing. fatal attack came in the The fatal attack came lobby of a Tampa hotel where he was chatting with friends before dinner.-He died anroute to a hospital. He is survived by his widow, the former Ruth Reavy of London; England, and two daughters, Brenda, 16, and Margaret, 14. Mrs. Talbot was with her husband at the time of his death. Funeral -arrangements are incomplete, but Mrs. Talbot said services will be In Port Washington, N.Y., where they have lived since shortly after their marriage in New York City in 1937. Worked on Weekly Before joining the Associated Press at Dallas in 1928, Talbot worked with his father, who pub. lished weekly newspapers at Lometa and Milford, Tex. After three years in the Dallas bureau of the Associated Press, Talbot was transferred to New York. Two years later found him in London, where he covered all ,of Europe's major sports events. He returned to the United Slates in 1937, covering championship fights, baseball and. tennis, until the U.S. entered the second world war. He then was assigned to the foreign desk in New York, processing war news for more than three years. With the end or the war, Talbot again returned to sports, but was back in London for the 1948 Olympics. He made trips to Australia to cover Davis Cup matches, could be found in the South during baseball spring training, at the ringside of major fights, high above the finish line of the Kentucky Derby, and in the press box at World Series and football games. Hog Tennis Men Taken FAYETTEVTLLE, Ark. — Mississippi State's tennis team defeated the University of Arkansas 5-3 here yesterday to remain undefeated for the current season. Next Wrestling Action in LA. For Olympics By KEITH K. KING TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two big strong boys and a clever little man hold.a hefty share of the Amateur Athletic Union's 1956 national -free-style and Greco • Roman wrestling prizes. These big winners in the AAU's four-day tournament which ended last night are heavyweight Bill Kerslake, 174-pound Danny Hodge and Alan Rice, 136.5. All won championship medals in both styles and each took home a special trophy. Their next action is the April 28-May S action at Los Angeles, where the Olympic trials will decide the makeup of Uncle Sam's grappling teams at Melbourne, Australia, next fall. The AATJ's fourth national Greco - Roman eliminations in which a man cannot use his legs for holds or grasp his opponent's, were run off in one day. Kerslake, a 300-pound man- mountain from the Cleveland, Ohio, Case AC. was acclaimed the outstanding Greco-Roman wrestler and received the division's prize for the fastest fall. After felling two rivals in a minute and 23 seconds, he dumped his final opponent In four seconds to keep the title he won last year. A string of 14 straight tournament pins, including collegiate In the singles competition, only| competition, is going for Hodge, Arkansans Randy Robertson and Dave Phillips won. Robertson teamed with Bill Geren to post the Razorbacks' only decision in doubles play. 2-o' on four hits. And Parke Carroll, Kansas City business manager, turned down Detroit offers for outfielder Gus Zernial and either Spook Jacobs or Jim Finigan, both] journeymen second basemen. Carroll »aid "they haven't offered us a man we can use." "We have all the second-line players we can use," Carrol added. "We will trade only if we can get someone who can help us." General Manager Herold Muddy Ruel of Detroit now has switched to the New .York Yankees and Washington Senators on his hunt for a trade that would fill Tiger needs for a first-class second baseman. Read Courier News Classified Ads. the University of Oklahoma's sen. s&tion who many wrestling experts feel may be the world's best at his weight. He was the top wrestler in the AAU free-style, in which Rice won the sportsmanship award. Neither -was eligible for the Greco-Roman special honors. Khalil Taha, a Lebanon - born 16.5-pounder, won the Greco-Ro man at his weight for the For Wrestlers, Dearborn, Mich., an also took home the sportsmanshi; award. Other titles went to Jack Blu FALLING ItOOM — Larry Baker, right, tip-toes away to give Pat Lowry all the room he needs to fall during their welterweight bout at New York's St. Nicholas Arena. Baker scored a KO in the eighth. It was Baker's second straight KO. George Breen Swims To New World Mark NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — What do you have to do to lower the world's long-course 1,500-meter swimming record by 13.1 seconds? You have to swim like helV'Igelo Roman!. They'll oppose Breen here in the National AAU Indoor Championships next Thursday night. Breen won in a breeze. Behind him were Peter Duncan of Oklahoma, Tetsuo Okomoto of Texa» A&M, John Phalr and Joe Robinson of Yale and John O'Eeilly at Michigan. says George Breen of Contend (N.Y.) State Teachers College, and he should know. The 20-year-old swimming sensation from Buffalo, N.Y. did it with a spectacular 18:05.9 last night as he got the three-day NCAA Swimming Championships going. Breen beat the 18:19 recorded by Hironoshin Furuhashi of Japan at Los Angeles nearly seven years ago. Yale's Bob Kiputh, famed Olympic coach, said this establishes the modest youngster as the worlds greatest long-distance swimmer today. Like 4-Minute Mile Others said Breen's time was the equivalent of a runner doing a 4-minute mile in track. "You might say that I did it as a birthday present for my father, who became 62 years old Thursday, " said Breen in between hugs from his mother. Two spectators who hailed the When middleweight Jackie La- performance as "phenomenal" were | Bua fights he ties his wife's wed- Ford Konno, the former Ohio State ding ring to his right shoelace u star from Honolulu, and Italy's An- a good luck charm. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Carter, 138, New York, outpointed Don Jor-... dan, 138, Los Angeles, 10. Paris — Germinal Ballarin, 158, Prance, outpointed kid Qavll»il, 150, Cuba, 10. .: Tokyo — Hitoshi Misako, HI*'," Japan, outpointed Danny Kidd, 113» Manila, 12, for Orient flyweight, championship. Costa Gets Odds-Nod in TV Go NEW YORK (AP) — France's Cherif Hamia hopes to benefit from stablemate Charley Humez's mistakes and upset 2-1 favored Carmelo (Chubby) Costa in a television 10-rounder between featherweight contenders tonight at Madison Square Garden. The baby-faced, 25-year-old Parisian watched Humez, the European middleweight champion, take two rounds to warm up against Tiger Jones in the Garden last Friday night. The slow getaway cost the rallying Humez the split decl- baugh, 135.5, Tulsa YMCA; Ger,ld Maurey, 147.5, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City. Tulsa and the New York AC deadlocked with 14 points for the team championship. 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