The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1956 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 2, 1956
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PAGE TEK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUK1ER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 2, 19M The View from Here bu C-a J4aeA THIS WON'T BI an exclusive to his family and friends but most people around town haven't heard a word about Freddy Akers being chosen as one of the eight counsellors for the annual Boys' State in Little Rock, which runs from May 26 to June 8. The American Legion made iw (election of counsellors from th« »00 boys who wwt present at the 1955 encampment, Quite an honor. Ht was spon- iored by Birth evill* Rotarf Club. Freddy Aker» it k Mnior at B 1 y t h evilfc High, nu let- Aken tered in all the jchool's major •portc. At present he is wi important member of the track iquad. It's difficult to say what he excel! in during the cinder season but he can pole vault, sprint and kick» over hurdle* a« quickly as anybody around. While at camp last year, you'll recall, Freddy wa« one of the two final candidate* for governor. He •was tripped up !n the sizzling run-off by Jack Watfion of Pine Bluff. Then, voting secretly, the boys cho«e K-eddy and Pete Smith, a quarterback from Hot Springs, to represent Arkansas at Boys' Nation to Washington, D.C. A* th« nation's capltol our hero won another honor, being voted Director o( F.B.I. . . . and he is now an honorwy member of the Arkansas State Police Department. Think that had .anything to do with hie acoring so many touchdowns last year and registering K many points during the cage •eason? The basketball coaches didn't think so. They named him to a position on the all-Big Eight. Quite i number of the boys he met at Boys' Nation were named, as he was, to the Mose Slmms : all-American football team. He's looking forward to meeting them again this summer in the annual high school all-star football game to be played in Memphis. Freddy plans to attend the University of Arkansas next fall on a football scholarship. nt£D HOOGKS, 6-1 athletic mate of Akers at Blytheville High, also go«s to a school of higher learning starting next year. The big basketball center and fine footbaU end just recently accepted a four-year football scholarship at Memphis State. Basketball is probably big Fred's greater JDVE (locnl girls excluded) but the grid deal offered to him at the Memphis plant was too good in pass up. THI BASEBALL TEAM at the University of Arkansas, off to a good beginning this season, was without a captain for five years This year the boys elected co captains. They are shortstop Joe Kretschmar and first baseman Wall Matthews. Last Razorback captain wa: Dewey Thomason. MONDAY MORNING LAUNDERETTE: Heavyweight boxing contender Billy Ray Smith, state AAU champion, will compete in the national collegiate boxing championships at Madison, Wisconsin, April 12-14 ... the firs boxer ever to represent University of Arkansas in a NCAA meet Biytheville Bombers basebal club has elected Coach Ira Young of lEarrixon High business mana ger. Other officers numed: Leroy Mullins, field manager, James Harris, secretary, J. C. Aldrlch treasurer. Bombers meet again tomorrow night at Harrison Gym at 7:31) Any ball players Interested in playing are welcome U> attend. Not only that: they're encouraged to attend. And don't forget the benefit basketball game tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at the gym. Harrison senior girls tangle with the old ladies, the alumni senior ladies. Dough helps equip Harrison High band . . . Plans for fencing 150 acres ol Blytheville Air Force Base lanti for use as a riding area are being considered by the base-community Saddle Club . . . LITTLE ROCK TIGERS dented the state high school record for the 440 relay Friday afternoon. They raced 43 seconds flat, surpassing Little Rock's own mark of the year before. New murk Isn't official, however, because it wasn't accomplished in a state track meet. Twas the Little Rock Invitational. Host team won . . . took first place in 10 of the 15 events. THE "CELEBRITY" who throws out the first ball for the Chicago Cubs this year will be a taxi driver, Everett Gregerson. In fact, lie's been tossing the first one in Cub openers for the past four years. Since his discharge from the army in 1046 lie's only missed about a dozen Chicago home games. He pilots his cab from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m., then hoofs it from the company garage to Wrlgley Field each day (a mile walk). Man who walks that far Ifl Wrlgley ei'.ch day might be tabbed a gum-shoo. Mighn't he? Don't forget there's midget wrestling at the Legion Memorial tonight. The midgets don't mind you overlooking them but don't ever forget them. Craig Is Top Rider at Oaklawn HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Howard Craig once again is the "champion" jockey at Oaklawn Park. Craig rode ttie most winners in* 1864 and'came in second last year Qn/Jnpv although he had to sit out the last two weeks of the 31-day campaign. Craig was astride 27 winners, 19 place horses and 16 third-placers out of 149 rides in the meeting that anded Saturday. J. R. Adams, the son of Johnny Adams, was second with IB victories, 20 seconds and 14 thirds although he rode only 93 times. J. L. Rtoz, who guided Johns Chic to victory in the $10,000 Arkansas Derby on the final day, had a 16-8-6 record out of 82 mounts. Apprentice Richard Lidbcrg and Wayne Chambers each had 14 winners. Lidberg's record was 14-6-9. Chambers' 14-13-6. Tony Jonski, Robert Ford and Don Wagner each rode home first { 11 times and James Bidwell and Robert Mundorff each scored 10 times. Worst Hitter TAMPA, Fla. — (NEA) — The Dodgers arc billing Sandy Koufnx young left-hander, as the worsi hitter in the history of the major leagues. a Koufax struck out 12 times In times at bat last season, startec this spring with three strikeouts. Then Yankee Mickey McDermoti walked him twice in a Grapefruit League game. Jake Filler, coaching at the bag, walked down and offered to take Sandy by the hand and show him the wny to first base. Vandy's Cagers Travel a Bit Movie Ballyhoo Hits Boxing Beat NEW YORK (NEA)—Press agents are working overtime to promote two "real life" fight movies—Rocky j Oraziano's story and "The Harder; They Fall," a thinly-veiled take-off j on Primo Camera's career. i The flow of sports page quips stemming from them is ceaseless. Tommy . Loughran. the former, Prench flf Nashvl]le is the on]y light-heavyweight champion who is j monogram-winner from Tennessee. NASHVILLE. Tenn. — (NEA> — Vnndorbm's basketball team this jscii.son compiled the best overall record of any Commodore bnsket- bnll learn since ISWi). Vandcrbilt finished third to Ahi- bamn and Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference race and ran up a 19-4 record. One reason lor this may be found i- the home addresses of 10 lettermen who made it big for Coach Bob Polk. Sophomore J i m m y busy drum-beating for "The Harder They Fall," advances this one: "The fighter came home and showed the kids around the neighborhood a wad of bills. Wisconsin has won seven NCAA 'Look, folding money,, he said i team boxing championshps since 'I folded in the second round.'" | the first tournament in 1932. Pour others are from Indiana, two from Kentucky, am" one each from Florida, Illinois and Missouri. Bums Are Crippled Lame Loes Threatens To Quit Ball By ED WILKS The Associated Press If many more injuries pop up among the Brooklyn Dodgers they may have to defend their National League pennant and world championship by proxy. Latest casualties are right-handed Billy Loes, so depressed by a chronic arm condition he says he may "go home and quit baseball/' and outfieider-infielder Sandy Amoros, laid up for a week or so with a badly twisted right ankle. Loes, 26, protnibly won't make just one lilt and uppcd his thc trip North with the club from Florida, taking hospital treatment Instead. "They've been taking X-rays of my arm for two years and haven't found a thing," he says. Amoros was Injured in yesterday's 4-3, ll-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox. He twisted the ankle sliding Into second base. Also on the shelf is reliefer Don Bessent, sidelined for two or three weeks alter removal of a blood clot from his stomach wfill. Walking Wounded The walking wounded Include shortstop Pee Wee Reese, with »n aching back; Duke Snider, with muscular pains In siomnch and back; and sore-arm pitchers Karl Spooner and Carl Erskinc, Spooner was disappointing yes- :erday against the White Sox. In iis first appearance of the spring, ,he 24-year-old lefty stny^d around only one inning. He gave up two runs and threw nothing but soft stuff. The Brooks won it on a single by rookie Glno Clmoli. It came off Sandy Consuegra and scored Gil Hodges, who earlier smacked three-run homer off rookie Bob Fischer. Elsewhere, (he Detroit Tigers buttered Boston ace Frank Sullivan while whipping the Red Sox 6-3. Harvey Kuenn opened one of AVO three-run Tiger rallies with single and prodded the other with a two-run single. Ted Wit- lams, who had been out of the Red Sox lineup since Mnrch 13 with R groin Injury, got a single 11 four trips. Mickey McDermott. (he hoped 'or starter tho New York Yankees acquired from Washington, wen i full nine Innings for the firsi ime this spring and set down the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on six hits, The Yanks had lost five straight, Herb Score of the Cleveland In- linns breezed through five innings beat Baltimore 5-3. He gave 13 for 17 innings. Giant Homers New York's Giants thumped the Chicago Cubs 7-2 with Dusty Rhodes, Daryl Spencer and Gai Harris smacking homers in a five- run first inning. Bob Friend became the fir Pittsburgh pitcher to go nine innings. It let the Kansas City Athletics have just four hits for an 8-1 victory. Rookie catcher Joe Lormett delivered a bases-loaded single the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phils a G-5 decision over Cincinnati. Earlier, Stan Lopata had Walloped a 400-foot homer with two men on base tor the Phils. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. St. Louts Cardinals are grateful they won't have to bat nb ' Mickey McDermott of the New York Yankees during the regular season. In there games and 17 innings, the Redbirds managed just 14 hits and two earned runs off the former Washington Senator southpaw. Yogi Berac lubbed a triple and single for three funs batted In off Ben Plow.ers and the victory margin in a 5-2 game which coole<i off the St. Louis club, winner of 10 out o: its previous 11 games. Wally Moon of the Cards and Hank Bauer of the Yanks hit home runs. It was the third triumph for the American League champs in seven games with the Cardinals now 14-8 in the Grapefruit League play. SARASOTA, Fla. (fl — Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, hampered by n groin injury since March 13, says he doesn't plan "to po all out until I get on good diamonds." "My leg bothered me a little bit, but I was only going through the motions," Williams said yesterday after returning to the lineup and collecting a single in four times at bat against Detroit, "I'll try to play as many more exhibition games as I can, but that's up to (manager) Mike iHlg- gins)," Williams said. ORLANDO, Fla. (tf) — The New York Yankees today sent Whftey Herzog, 25-year-old outfielder, to the Washington Senators in the wlndup of the February deal In which they obtained pitcher Mickey McDermott. Tlint makes it a five-for-one deal. Earlier, the Yankees had sent catcher Lou Berbcret, pitcher Bob Wiesler, outfielder Dick TctUebach and infieldcr Herbie Plows to the Senators. Herzog batted .289 with Denver of the American Assn. last season, driving in 98 runs and hitting '21 homers. He is left-handed. Bowling Congress In Fifth Week ROCHESTER. N. Y. up) — The American Bowling Congress headed into its fifth week today, practically unchanged after n slow Easter weekend of bowling. Tony Sparando of Rcgo Park, N. Y., maintained his first place hold as no one topped his singles total of 719. Bill Lillard and Stan GifTord of lie-ago kept their doubles spot as their 1.331 total went unchallenged. LilUivd was in (Ivst place in the all-events class with 2.018. Sally Leaguer Sets Down Pirates SLIDE RULE — Framed in the widespread legs of Birdie Teb- betcs, Rocky Bridges, Cincinnati infielder, hits the sliding pit. Against College All-Stars Globetrotters Take Lead NEW YORK (AP) — The famed Harlem Globetrotters and the College All-Stars moved on to Boston today with the Globetrotters holding a two-game margin after starting their cross-country tour with afternoon and night victories at Madison Square Garden. NEW ORLEANS (;Pj — William Troy Herriage, 25-year-old righi bander, from TIptou, Okla., by way of Montgomery of the Sally League, a strengthened his bid for a pitching- berth with the Kansas City A's by setting; the Pittsburgh Pirates down in order for three innings yesterday. It was already a lost cause when Herriage tool: the mound, for the Pirates hopped on Art Oitmar for seven runs in the first two innings seven, runs in the first tv.*Q inning and went on to win the exhibition game 8-1. Herriage struck out three while blanking Pittsburgh. He has worked 12 and one-third innings in exhibition games, allowing eight hits and five runs. With Montgomery last year he d a 15-7 record and a 2.40 earned run average, fanning 133 in 187 "rmings. Kansas City drafted him from Oakland of the Pacifis Coast League. The globetrotters won the afternoon game yesterday 61-52 before 12,135 fans and took the nightcap 72-64 with 10,085 spectators on land. Ron Sobieszczyk of DePaul, Joe Holup of George Washington and All-America Robin Freeman of Ohio State paced the collegians in the matinee contest. Sobicszczyk 10 points and Holup and Freenan, nine encii. Ileinsohii Stars Tom. Heinsohn, Holy Cross' All- America, was the All-Stars' big gun at night, scoring 16 points Holup had 10. One of the big surprises was the appearance of Michigan State's Julius McCoy in .the All-Star lineup. Originally, McCoy along wit:i Heinsohn and Sobleszczyk, haj been declared ineligible by the AAU for Saturday's East-West game sponsored by the New York Herald Tribune's fresh air fund The AAU claimed their announced intention of playing against t he Globetrotters ma d e them professionals. Later, however, McCoy convinced the AAU he had no pro lleups and was permitted to play in the benefit game. Dan Ferris, secretary treasurer of the AAU, said McCoy's signing of an affidavit that he wouldn't play Sunday cleared the Olympic hopefuls who played with him In the East- West contest. No explanation was given for McCoy's switch in plans. The Michigan State star scored six points in the two games yesterday. Wilt the Stilt Won't Settle For 7 Feet LAWRENCE, Kan. - (NEA) — Just in case anybody is wondering about Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain's all-over athletic ability, Kansas University's freshman track team records settle the issue. The Jayhawk frosh took the Big Seven indoor track and field title for the sixth straight year. They had only two clear-cut first place winners. One was Chamberlain, who high jumped 6-4%. Basketball people have seen this fabulous seven-foot star go higher than that after rebounds. Green Coaches Were Sports Standouts HANOVER, N. H. (NBA)—The only undefeated man on the Dartmouth freshman squash team was Dick Hoehn. He is the son of the coach, Edward G. Hoehn, 'who excelled as a player. Bob Shawkey, the Big Green baseball coach, stood out, as an American League pitcher. Director of Athletics Red Rolfe was a great Yankee third baseman. Doggie Julian, who drills the basketball squad, was a superlative performer. If Vou Want the low - down, the inside baseball news, you'll want to take advantage of this special offer. We'll send you 12 weekly issues of THE SPORTING NEWS (regular value $3.00} PLUS a copy of the big, brand-new 528-page 1956 edition of the Official Buse- ball Guide (regular price $1.00) for only $2.001 IT'S OFFICIAL, AUTHENTIC It's free to you — along with a 12-week subscription to THE SPORTING NEWS for $2.00. Lef» get acquainted —use thb coupon, without delay! FREE OFFER COUPON THE SPORTING NEWS 2018 Washington Av«. St. Loufi 3, Me. Herewith you will find $2.00 for whkh I am to re«ive THE SPOUTING NEWS for 12 woeki, and a fret copy of tfw Official ftaiobatl Guide. ADDRESS_ CITY • STAT* . Majrv Grissom FIREMAN -r Things may got tough for the New York Giants. but" Bill Rigney has Maw Grisim. above, and Hoyt Wilhelm in the bull pen. Hotrod Relaxes By Spinning Ball on Finger MORGANTOW. W. Va. (NEA) —"Hotrod" Hundley pleases the rrowd by spinning the basketball on one finger before shooting a second free throw. "That relaxes me," explains the \Vcst Virginia pnenomenon, "1 feel more confident of making tlic second one." RIDING IN DERBY?—A Jtiun- looking bowler derby tupped he mixed attire of Capt. G.H.W. Oak ford as he carried his saddle ,t Sandwon Park in London. Cftp- ain Oakford rode his Sunton leath in the Royal Artillery Gold "P ad Courier News Classified Ads. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 2 8:15 p.m. Midget Wrestlers 1 Hour Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Kails COWBOY BRADLEY IRISH JACKIE Adulti SOc — Children 15c 4-MAN TAG MATCH 90 Minnie Time Limit Best 2 out of 3 Kails Angelo Martini & Rube Wright vs. Joe Welch & Don Field* We cannot sell work cheap, Nor would we if we could, For good repair can't be cheap, Nor cheap repair work good. Drive in today for a complete automotive checkup! PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Your Ford Dealer Blytherillc, Ark. Phone 3-4453 biggest penny in the world... II buys more than 500 glasses of safe, palatable water supplied by your public water supply system. Yes, the penny you spend for water has the highest purchasing power in the world. For less than ten of these pennies you get a ton of water delivered right to your faucets. Yet few of us stop to consider that this convenient, reliable, low-cost service is due to the efficiency of America's public water supply systems. A good water supply rarely receives public recognition because, like good health, it is taken for granted. But it is the community's greatest asset, guarding health, life and property. Blytheville Water Co, "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity'

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