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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1953 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE 'Short Count' Protest Follows 1st Round KO CHICAGO (AP) — The home of boxing's famed ''long-count" today had a short- count controversy raging after heavyweight Champion Hocky Marciana's first-round knockout of slow-reacting Jersey Joe Walcott at the Chicago Stadium last night. While the dynamite-punching Marciano, face'd a possible New York September match with Roland La Star/.a or Ezzard Charles, Walcott's howling handlers readied a formal protest of the manner iji which Jersey Joe was tolled into'apparent oblivion. advice to climb to his feet, it didn't appear that way to many ringsiders. Walcolt's manager, Irate Felix Bocchicchio, said his lawyer, Angelo Malanda, would prepare a protest for the Illinois State Athletic Commission. However, the commission members today were in Milwaukee attending a National * * * *!"£l appeared to many ring-side observers that a glassy-eyed Walcott "sat out" the ID-count of Referee Prank Slkora after he was knocked heels a-flying by a brutal Marciano right uppercut in 2:25 of a bewildering first round. But the fans in-the far-reaches of the stadium and along the TV circuit felt strongly that Walcott was caught short by a count that was misheard by himself ind his corner. RinfTsiders Protest The controversial finish was reminiscent, ,with reverse spin, of Referee. Dave Barry's famed long Jack Dempsey failed to go to his corner after knocking down Heavyweight Champion Gene Tunney. Scores of fans, many of whom paid the $50 top, streamed to ringside to protest the knockout count and on TV, viewers—who saw only Walcott's back when the big punch came—wondered why Jersey Joe didn't make it to his feet in time. But Jersey Joe, the 39-year-old Camden, N. J., father of six. chil- n, also told reporters that It i a "left-hook and a push-punch, or something" that floored him. He also said that he thought he had climbed to one knee at the count of three. Vacant Stare But he didn't climb to one knee. After he righted himself from a fall on his back with his seels flying high in the air, he sat up and draped his right hand on the ropes with no attempt to get up until the toll actually had reached 10. He had a vacant stare on his face and if, as he claims, I up, he was counted out. That ref- he was looking at his corner for I eree wanted to count Joe out BO * * * * 1- * Boxing Association meeting and said such a'protest could not be received until Monday. Thus, 'Walcott joined seven other former heavyweights who failed to win back the title. He had the balm, however, of a $250,000 payoff—approximately $1,274 per second for his 145 seconds ol surprisingly inept performing. * # * Joe Just faded to Get Up from. Floor in Time CHICAGO (AP) — Fight quotes: Rocky Marciano.— "I-connected with a left hook and followed with a right uppercut. I think that right was better than the one I hit him with to win last September." Jersey Joe Walcott—"It was ridiculous. I wasn't hurt at any time. I guess it Was a left hook and a punch-push, or something, that knocked me down. I could have gotten up at the count of two." Al Weill, Marciano's manager— "The referee counted him out as plain as day. Rncky really doesn't know how hard he hit him. It Was the best right uppercut he has think." Bocchicchio, Walcott'B thrown, I Felix manager— "We don't want to fight anymore if that's the way they do. Joe knew what he was doing. He waited for me to tell him to get up, and when I told him to get bad, he .counted 2-4-6-8." Angelo Milandra, lawyer for Bocchicchio and Walcott — "We have made an official protest with the Illinois Athletic Commission." Jim Norris, president of the International Boxing Club—"if Walcott protests to the state commiSr sion, I don't see where It will do him any good." Johnny Behr, member of the Illinois Athletic Commission—"It was a clean knockout. I don't know of anything cleaner." .Livingston Osborne, chairman of the IAC—"As far as I am concerned,' the fight is over. Marciano won fair and square with a knockout. If anybody wants to file a protest in any fight, we'll consider it." HOLLAND TRACK ACE—Kenneth Childers, .Holland High School senior, dominated the half-mile run this spring in every track meet he entered except one. He won the county, district and state titles in Missouri . . . turn- Ing in a 2:04.7 time in the latter Class C event. He was defeated once — by Blytheville's Billy Phillips at the Arkansas State College meet. Coach Dee Bonner says Chtlders may get a track scholarship from the University of Missouri. Sports Roundup Walcott Wobbly and Worried By GAYLE TALBOT CHICAGO (AP) — It will not be possible to drum up much of a debate about this one. Jersey Joe Walcott was knocked down and he was counted out, and it left you feeling slightly ill at the stomach. In our opinion, the challenger looked drawn and worried at the official weigh-in, and he gave the same Impression while he was Baiting for the opening bell. He rave no impression of confidence at any time during such fighting there was before Rocky Marciano hit him. It looked like a Bad nlsmatch from the moment the powerful young champion began wading in, contemptuous of his man. Joe Wobbly The entire picture was an amaz- ng contrast to the great fight waged by the same pugilists only ast summer. Nobody quite expected a repeat performance, but a ot of persons parted with $50 for •ingside chairs in the reasonable lope of getting their money's worth. It is doubtful they would lave, even if the ancient one had ieen permitted to continue. His egs looked wobbly as he stood arguing with Referee .Frank Slkora. We were not entirely unprepared or the debacle. We rode to the tadium with little Charlie Goldman, Rocky's trainer, and he said he Brockton Buster had learned .-, great deal about the game's Vier points since he won the title md figured to do a much guicker ob of busting up Walcott with a iody attack this time. Goldman didn't even bother to appear nerv-f ous. " . Everyone within hearing distance of the ringside—and thai must have included the millions sitting before TV sets—heard Sikora take up the count with the knockdown timekeeper and yell off the numbers. If Walcott didn't hear them he must have been in worse shape than he made out. Since when has it been customary for a downed fighter to depend upon his manager to tell him to :et up? Our first thought was that the quick ending was a tough break for the three-dimensional picture people, as well as for Marcinno, who had counted upon the films to make a pile of money for him. On the other hand, maybe it was break for all concerned, as the controversy over the count will make a lot of persons anxious to check it for themselves. If there are any Important conclusions to be drawn from the lost evening, they probably are (1) that Marciano has developed into a heavyweight champion who ranks with the real good ones before him, and (2) that It's going to be difficult to sell Chicago another $5C fight any time soon. Between the Chuck Davcy-Kid Gavilan show and this one, the local fans have had it." Denton, Coors Take Win at Little Rock Blytheville Country Club golfers were blasted out of contention in all but two flights of Little Rock Country Club's four-ball golf tournament yesterday. Bill Joe Denton of Wilson and his partner, Dr. George Coors, of Memphis, topped the tournament medalists when Denton birdled the 19th hole. That gave them a win over Joe Coates, Jr., and Sandy Keith of Little Rock. They meet Alston Jennings arid John Harrison, both of Little Rock, today. John Buzlck, Monette resident who is a Blytheville Country Club member, also took his championship flight match as he and Ted Darragh won a 5-3 victory over Dick McKinney and Harrow Smith. To go with that win In the championship flight, the Blytheville club had one in the fourth flight where Jimmy Stevenson and .Joe Beasley took the measure of William and Harry Allen, 6 and 5. Byron Morse, Jr., of Little Rock, and Jimmy Guard of Blytheville got knocked out of the first flight when they dropped their match with Prank Newcombe and Bill Camerer, 3-2. George Hubbard, Jr., and Jimmy Terry lost their second flight match to Ed Coates and Tim Shea, 4-3. In the third flight, John Lintye and Prank Tarver won over Bill Pollard and Bill Arllck, one up on 19 holes. E. B. Gee, Sr., playing with Walter Davis, was defeated 2-1 by Dabbs Sullivan, Jr., and Ross Mc- iatn. Finals in all nights are scheduled [or tomorrow. Death Casts Gloom Over Speedway Chet Miller Killed During Trial Run INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —A shroud of gloom, cast by the death of popular Chet Miller, hung over the Indianapolis Speedway today as qualification trails opened for the Memorial Day 500 - miie Auto Race. There was a possibility that the high-speed crash of the 60-year- old pell-mell pace that had caused speedway veterans to predict a new qualifying record on the initial day of trials. Miller, veteran of 16 speedway classics who wrecked his own car in the 1939 race, set the present qualifying mark of 139.034 miles an. hour last year. He died in the cockpit of one of the two powerful V-8 Novi Specials, which have come to be regarded as jinx cars by speedway fans. Ralph Hepburn drove one of the Novis to his death on the hack stretch of the 2',i-mile track in the 1948 race, and Duke Nalon suffered serious ,burns.-in the flaming crash of his Novi in the 1949 race. Completed One Lap Miller, a native of Detroit who made his home in Glendale, Calif., had just completed one lap at an unofficial 139.5 miles an hour when he headed toward the wide southwest turn, banking below the newest and biggest of the speedway grandstands. Miller took his white racer into the corner and seemed to come out of the turn lower than most drivers like to hit the short south stretch of the track. Witnesses said the tail of the car swung to the left and then to the right, appeared for an instant to be under control, and then zoomed at a terrific pace head-on into the outside retaining wall. The impact flattened the nose of the long-slung car, knocked off a wheel and sent the car skidding along 300 feet of the wall. Miller apparently died almost immediately- 43rd Victim He was the 43rd person killed at the big track since the race began In 1911. He was the first driver killed since George Metzler died in a 10-mile qualification attempt before the 1949 race. A dozen or more drivers were expected to make qualifying attempts today, and the pole position on race day will go to today's fastest driver. Remaining qualification trials for ,he 33 starters May 30 will be held :omorrow and^ next Saturday and Sunday. Skip Alexander, Mike Souchak and Art Wall, Jr., current members of the .touring professional golf circuit, are golfers. former Duke University First Furrowed Traps PITTSUROH Oakmont Country Club here, site of the U. 9. Open Golf Tournament June 11-13, was one of the first layouts to have 'furrowed traps". These traps are created when the sand is left in tiny ridges by rakes of grcensucep- ers. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Philadelphia 15 7 .682 — Milwaukee 15 7 .682 — Brooklyn 14 10 .583 2 St. Louis 12 9 .571 2'/ 2 New York 11 14 .440 5'/ 2 Pittsburgh 9 IS .375 7 Chicago 7 13 .350 7 Cincinnati 5 13 .278 8 AMERICAN LEAGUE «' L Pot. GB .680 .607 I'/i New York n Chicago 17 11 Cleveland 13 10 Boston 13 11 Wastington 13 14 St. Louis 12 H Philadelphia 12,15 Detroit 721 3 3',* 5 5Vi .W4 6 .250 11'/ 2 .566 .542 .481 .462 ~ SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .W L Pet. GB Birmingham ...... 1811 Memphis .......... 17 12 Chattanooga ...... 14 13 Nashville ......... 15 IS Little Rock ........ 13 14 Atlanta ........... 1416 Mobile ............ 14 18 New Orleans ...... 13 19 .621 .586 .519 .500 .481 .461 .438 .406 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 1 Chicago 0 St. Louis 9 Brooklyn 3 New York 7 Cincinnati 3 (11 innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis 4 Washington 0 Detroit 7 Philadelphia 6 • Chicago at New York, postponed, rain. Cleveland at Boston, postponed, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 4 Little Rock 3 Mobile 5 Chattanooga 2 Memphis at Birmingham, postponed (Only games scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Milwaukee—Simmons (5-1) vs. Liddle (1-0) Brooklyn at Cincinnati—Loes (41) vs. Raffensberger (1-3) or Church (2-1) Pittsburgh at Chicago—Dlckson (2-4) VS. Rush (3-2) New York at St. Louis—Maglie (3-1) vs Mizell (2-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Washington, Brecheen (0-4) or Holloman (1-1) vs. Porterfield (3-3). Detroit at Philadelphia—Hoeft (22) vs Bishop (1-1) Chicago at New York—Rogovin (1-4) vs. Raschi (2-2),.or Ford (3-0). Cleveland at Boston—Lemon (33) vs. McDermott (2-3). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at 'New Orleans Phillies Invade Lair Of Red Hot Milwaukee Br BEN FIILEGAR AP Sports Wrilcr The Philadelphia Phillies invade the wilds of Wisconsin for the first time today determined to find out whether the 1953 Braves are a myth or a miracle. The two clubs open a three game set—one today, two tomorrow—in an exact tie for the National League lead. They've met only o nee before this season with Milwaukee taking a 5-2 decision in Philadelphia late last month. Camp followers this spring dubbed the Braves the most improved team in the league. But they didn't see them as a full fledged title contender. The Phillies figured to be real tough, and they have been. With a Big Two pitching staff of Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons plus the part time help of Karl Drews and Jim Konstanty, the Phils have won 15 of 22 games. Roberts won his fifth one yesterday, an excellent 1-0 effort again the Chicago Cubs. He's lost twice. Simmons, who goes today, has won five while losing only one. Drews is 2-2 and Konstanty 3-1. The Braves have a five-game winner, too, but the Phillies probably won't get a look at him this time around. He's Max Surkont. a chunky righthander who hung up No. 5 yesterday, 4-3, over Pittsburgh. Max hasn't been beaten. Rookie to Start Charlie Grimm has nominated Don Liddle, a fresh new rookie who has started only one major league game—he won a two hitter against the Cubs last Sunday—to open the series for Milwaukee. Milwaukee Is riding a six game winning streak starting with a doubleheader against the Cubs last Sunday. The Phillies and Braves pulled two games ahead of their nearest pursuers yesterday as the St. Louis Cardinals handed third place Brooklyn its third straight loss, 9-3. The Giants defeated Cincinnati. 7-3, in 11 Innings In the other National League game. A year ago yesterday Virgil Trucks, then with Detroit, beat Washington with a no-hitter. Last night, working for the St. Louis Browns, he gave up eight hits but still shut out the Senators, 4-0, ending Washington's six game winning streak. Detroit nipped Philadelphia, 7-6, for its seventh victory of the season. Chicago at New York and Cleveland at Boston in the American League were rained out. Gordon Connect* The Braves edged Pittsburgh when Sid Gordon homered with a runner on base in the eighth inning. Philadelphia whipped the Cubs on a run in the ninth as Earl Torgeson doubled with one out and scored on a single by Granny Hamner. St. Louis routed Preacher Roe who had beaten the Cards 10 times running, after two innings. The Three M atckes Carded For Legion. Mat S/iow A triple-header card, including a bout between two women wrestlers, has been lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney for Monday night's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. The king-sized card will pit Millie Stafford against Betty Hawkins In the first bout with Doran O'Hara meeting Sailor Moran in the second and Carlos Rodriquez taking on Jimmy SIksay In the third. All bouts will be for one-hour time limit. The appearance of the two women wrestlers was arranged by popular request after a similar bout two weeks ago. That bout, between Cora Coombs and Therese Thels, was so well liked by the fans that Promoter Mike Meroney decided to bring in two more grapplers of the fairer sex. Both Miss Stafford and Miss Hawkins come to Blytheville highly rated by Billy Wolfe, who handles booking for most of the women wrestlers. Miss Stafford, who halls from Minneapolis, Minn., Is one of the top women in the wrestling profession today. She is a student of Elnar Olson, a clever middleweight of a few years ago who is now promoting wrestling In Racine, Wis. She has been wrestling professionally tor two years. Miss Hawkins, who three years ago was an Invalid following an attack of polio, halls from Kentucky. She turned to wrestling »s a means of building her body back to normal after the polio attack and her recuperation _was so complete that she decided to stick with the sfiort as a means of livelihood. The Rodriquez-Siksay go i« expected to highlight the male side of the card. These two developed a hot grudge during la»t week's tag bout which ended with the dlsqual- BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 18 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c—Children 15c 3 BIG MATCHES! GIRL WRESTLERS! Miss Millie Stafford I Doran O'Hara I Carlos Rodriquez I I «. 1 "' I "• Miss Betty Hawkins | Sailor Moran | Jimmie Siksay All Matches One Hour Time Limit — Best 2 Out of 3 Foils Betty HiwklM iffcatlon of Rodriquez for repeated fouling. Television SERVICE _ ANY MAKE PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE FA Sjttma (or S»le or Rent Blaylock's N. Hifhwftr «l Ph. S172 Preacher was blasted for six runs in the second. The Giants rallied with two down in the llth to score one run, then added three more as Bobby Thomson hit one out of, the park with two runners on base. Hoyt Wilhelm, making his 16th ve- llef appearance out of 25 games, gained the victory, his third against one'loss. Dick Kryhoski got Trucks away to a good start in Washington, homering over the right field fence in the first innig with Vic Wertz on base. Art Houtternan of Detroit hit his major league home run and won his first game of the season against the Athletics. His blow was the last of three Detroit homers, each coming with a man on base. Walt Dropo and Matt Baits contributed the others. * * * Cards Break Second Jinx By Pummeling Preacher By The Associated Press ' For the Cardinals to break two Brooklyn jinxs in as many days seems too good to be true for Kedbird fans — but it happened. After upsetting Carl Erskine's three-season hold on the St. Louis club Thursday night, the Cardinals lashed out against Preacher Roe, victor 10 consecutive times against the Birds, for a 9-ti trivimph over the Dodgers Friday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Six runs in the second inning off+ Roe did the trick. Altogether the Cards pounded out 13 safeties off five Brooklyn pitchers. Lefty Harv Maddix and righthander Stu Miller shared pitching chores for St| Louis, giving up Just five hits between them. m— _ Roy Campanella hit his llth hi..".7- er of the season and Billy Cox also contributed a home run to the brief Dqdger attack:. With one crut in the second Rip Repulski, Del Rice and Haddix singled in that order, Repulski scoring. A double by Solly H c m u s brought in a second run and a long fly by Red Schoendienst scored Haddix. Stan Muslal singled Hemus home and Steve BUko Homered for the fifth and sixth runs. Browns Shutout Nats In a night game at Washington Virgil Trucks halted a six game winning streak for the Nationals by hurling eight-hit shutout ball as the Browns took a 4-0 decision. Dick Kryhoski's first Inning homer behlpd Vic Wertz's double produced two runs. A wild pitch by Walt Pasterson with the bases full in the fifth allowed another run, and the .final St. Louis tally came In the ninth on a single, sacrifice and another single. Trucks' had his greatest trouble in the ninth when two singles and a walk filled the bases but he struck out Jim Busby, and Mickey Orasso popped out to end the inning. It was Trucks, fourth victory against two defeats. WARNING ORDER The defendant, Donnie Mae MP!- vin, Is warned to appear in the Chancery Court, Chtckasnwuu District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Clarence Leon Melvin. Witness my hand, as clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, on this 1st day of May, 1953. Gcraldlne Listen. Clerk By Laverne Ball, D.C. Prank C. Douglas, atty. SWC May Add Texas Tech PORT WORTH. Tex. UP) — The Southwest Conference faculty committee winds up its spring meeting today with the possibility of a member being added to the league. There were reports that Texas Tech of the Border Conference, which failed In an effort to get in the conference n year ago, might be voted upon again, this time with a good chance of making it. But any consideration of expansion was shrouded in secrecy. Fly Fishing Monopoly HARTFORD, Conn. (A>) — Connecticut was one of the first states to set aside a portion of a trout .stream for the exclusive use of fly fishermen. It now has several such areas, including a stretch of the Branford River which is for the sole use of lady fly fishermen. NOTICE In the Probate Court of Mississippi. County, Chlclmsawba. District, Arkansas. "* <In the Mater of the Estate of Walter Evans, deceased No. 2182 Last known address of decedent: Manila, Arkansas. Date of death. January 11, 1952. The undersigned was appointed administratrix of the estate of the above named decedent on the 30th day of April, 1953. All persons having claims against estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 9 day of May, 1953. 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