The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1956 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNf BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS Wamors Need Just Single Home Victory FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Philadelphia Warriors need only a home court victory tomorrow night to wrap up the National Basketball Assn. playoff championship. If Paul Arizin keeps up his point average they should give him the trophy to keep this summer. The steady Warrior forward scored 30 points last night as Philadelphia outlasted the Fort Wayne Pistons, 107-105, to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series. His •previous totals for the series were 28, 27 and 27. Break Jinx In winning, the Warriors broke a four-year jinx. They hadn't beaten the Pistons here since February, 1952. The Warriors had to come from behind and then almost blew the decision. Leading 106-100 with 1:53 to play, they saw the score change to 106105 with 40 seconds left as Port Wayne hit a free throw and two field goals. George Dcmpsey hit a free throw for Philadelphia, and Corky Devlin's long shot for Port Wayne came a fraction of a second after the gun. It swished through but didn't count. Veteran Prankie Brian put the punch in the Fort Wayne offense. He went in during the second quarter when it was a seesaw game and hit live field goals to help the Pistons to a 56-50 halftime lead. Philadelphia edged back in the third quarter but still trailed 82-80 at the end of the period. The Warriors took the lend at 86-85 and stayed in front after that. Free throws were the difference. Fort Wayne outscored the Warriors from the field, 38 to 34. Hutch Wants Mizell, Haddix ior Openers . . . ALBANY, Ga., f/fi — St. Louis Cardinal Manager Fred Hutchinson says he hopes to have Vinegar Bend MizeH and Harvey Haddix ready to open the regular season against the Cincinnati Red Legs April 17-19. "It all depends on the weather between now and then" said Hut- chioson yesterday as he tried to plan his pitching rotation for the rest of the road exhibition rti '.cs. If his plans work out. Tom Poholsky and Will arc! Schmidt will | get the call against the Kansas' City Athletics the weekend before the season opens and again to,face Milwaukee at the Redbirds' openers in St. Louis. Harry Simpson Finally Finds Himself HOUSTON,,Tex. Wl—Harry (Suitcase) Simpson at 30, appears to have found himself with the Kansas City Athletjps. Simpson, grabbed by Cleveland in 1951 after he hit .333 with San Diego in the Pacific Coast League, spent three frustrating years with the Indians. The best he could do was .266 in 1952. He spent much of his time In those years alternating between first base and the outfield. Simpson came to the Athletics in 1955 after a year with Indianapolis in the American Association and at home again in the outfield he completed his first .300 year in the majors getting 119 hits in 115 games and driving in 52 runs. So far this spring he's hitting well above the .300 mark. He got the only two hits allowed by Pittsburgh's Dick Littlefiold last night as the Pirates beat the A's 6-1 at Houston. One of Simpson's hits was a home run, his seventh of the spring season. He hit only five round trippers In the 1955 season. For a Better Deal . . . SWITCH TO MERCURY! See or Phone A.H.Wallace c/o Bud Wilson Mtrs. 3-6876 or 3-8284 Ail Dressed Up, Ready to Go Memphis Chicks Promise Another Good Bail Team By WILL CARRUTHERS Press-Scimitar Sport* Writer Written for The Associated Press MEMPHIS (AP) — All dressed up and potentially good of the Memphis Chicks, 1955 Southern Association champions. The club's new owners, Nat* Buring and Leo Burson, have spent more than $150,000 on improvements at Russwood Park The face lifting is impressive. And there'll be another good ball club around the Russwood premises this season. Maybe not set ai the moment, but within a few weeks the Chicks of 1956 will be pennant contenders once again under Jack Cassini, the 1955 manager. Returning Men The returning players include: Paul Stuffel, who won 12 and lost three last year; George Mos- kovlch, second baseman; Howie Boies, outfielder-first baseman; Don Rudolph, Tom Flanigan and Bob Cain, southpaw pitchers; Bill DuFour. right-hander ; catcher Bill Maley and Dixie Upright, first baseman, now on the injured list. The new members are headei up by John Romano, a hard-hitting catcher down from the Chicago White Sox. He is the youngster rated high on the "can't miss major league list." Man doing the rating is Marty Marion, the Chicago pilot. Other star rookies are Jim Landis and Ron Cooper. Both were big helps to Colorado springs last season and are rated In the White Sox future. The pair rated high on the all Western League team, Added to such an array is veteran Gip Dickens who'll operate either at third base or in the out field. He's down from Charleston of the American Association. Though the start of the season is Just around the corner, Oasslni has yet to settle on a starting array. Subject to Change At present he can field .a lineup that would have Gordon Goldberry from Charleston at first base; Moskovich at second; Don Bacon from Colorado Springs at shortstop, and Joe Kirrene, down from the White Sox at third base. The outfield trio might road Dickens, Landis and Cooper. It's all subject to change without notice. To size up the Chicks at present, one could say: power— probably; defense— good; catching — good; pitching — big question mark. However, more players are expected to be sent down by 'he White Sox and the team on opening day should be plenty potent in the Southern race. that's the early season story If the Chicks play 50-50 until the team is set, another pennant could be in the making for the new own- LITTLE PROFESSOR — Phil Rizzuto gives tip to Tony Kubek. The Milwaukee youngster may succeed the veteran at shortstop for the Yankee^. Giambra, Sullivan Mix on TV SYRACUSE, N. Y., (&—Determined to fight his way to the top of the middleweight division, Joey Giambra battles rugged Johnnj Sullivan of England in a nationally televised (NBC) 10 - rounder at war memorial auditorium tonight Giamona, a ni - year - old Bur falo, N. Y. youth, was a high- ranking 160-pounder until he went ers. Danny Menendez general manager. Is the new Southwest Conference track meet is listed for Fayctteville, Ark., on Mav 11-12. Hunting and Fishing License Complete Stock of Fishing Tackle GENERAL HWD & Appliance Co. Phone 3-4585 Sun Verrikal Panel Drapes Linen-Nylon-Plastic Phone 3-4863 For Free fstimates Hope Young Blytheville, Ark. Little Leaque Pilots Meet An Important meeting of all Little League baseball managers has been called for tonight. Since tryouts begin Monday at 5 p. m., tonight's meeting will be a doubly important one, it was pointed out Meeting Is set to begin at 7 clock at the Ark-Mo Power office. Read Courier News Classified Ads. METAL BASE CABINETS Formica Tops 20" — 24" — 30" \ Price SHphlly Damaged HUBBARD & SON Furniture Serving You Best Is our Foremost Concern BURIAL INSURANCE LOGAN Funeral Home buy the Wrd that's Another First For ACRONIZED PURNELL'S PRIDE Ai Alwoys U.S. INSPECTED . . . For your Family's Health Protection — DVrih'ted by Frying Chicken And NOW! U.S. GRADED NUNN PROVISION CO. . . Your Guarantee of Consistent Quality. *"--!-hevil!e. Ark. into the Army for a 2-year hitch that ended last December. Giambra fought five times while in the Army. One was with Bobo Olson Inst summer, while Olson still was champion. Joe made good showing and got n contract with Bobo for a title fight. That went out the window when Sugar Ray Robinson upset Olson to regain the crown. Giambra has 42 victories, four defeats and a has won 63, draws. draw. Sullivan, 23 lost 18 snd three RedWings Fight Back In Stanley By DAVE DILES DETROIT (AP) — A skin- bespectacled rookie fresh from (he bush leagues and a grizzled genera! manager,have herded the Detroit Red Wings back into contention for the Stanley Cup Hockey fitle. The Wings showed tht'ir old-time fire and spirit last nti-hi in sub- during the Montreal Canadians 3-1 H wits their first win against two Olympic Hopefuls In Marine Relays By ED COKRIGAN QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — The Marine Corps Relays—the newest of the outdoor track meets — gets under way here today with more than 1,000 athletes shooting for two dozen was . conspicuous by the absence of We* Santee and lion Delany. Snntee, a lieutenant in the Ma- looses in the best-rOt'-seven scries, but it was an important win and one that, may have revived the defending cup kingpins. Deadlocked Last night's contest was deadlocked 1-1 in the final period when 23-year-old AI Arbour cnme up with the puck after a scramble on the boards in the Detroit end. A pass'to Marty Pavelich, who outran Montreal's Bob Turner to sweep the puck over to veteran Ted Lindsay, and Detroit was off and running to victory. Lindsay got the puck i» front oi the Canadlens' net and drove it pas goalie Jacques Planle for the tio-breaker. Obviously strung by the open criticism of General Manager Jack Adams, the Wings clearly had nil the best of It and beat the Cana- diens at treir own game — close checking and dare-devil offensive bursts, Adams made no attempt to hide his disgust after Tuesday's 5-1 pasting in Montreal that sent the WHIRS two games down in, their drive for a third straight victory in the cup finals. "Some of our guys have lost their desire," he said. Adams said lie wondered too, it "they have any pride left." He told newsmen the players "just quit hustling." \Youldn't Quit But the Wings didnt quit last nieht. They got the first goal at 14:27 of the lirst period when Red Kelly took a long pass from Gbrdie Howe and shoveled a hard shot that Plante missed. Montreal's Jean Bclivcau, the National Hockey League's leading scorer this seiison, tied it up at 19:20 of the" period with a fine individual effort. It remained even until midway through the final period when Arbour refused to be shut out of the play on the boards. Pavelich caught his pass at about tnldlce, outskatcd Turner and Rave the puck to Lnl- dsay. The goal cnme nt 11:30. Howe sowed it up with an ensy score fit The seriefi resumes Sunday night at Detroit's Olympia. i American athletes a head start over the Russian?. But Marine of- assorted titles. While this was listed simply as a, relay meet, it actually was a I warmup for United States Olympic i candidates, some of whom havej rine corps stationed here, is the been working out here all week, j manager of the meet. This job re- The Leathernecks — perish for-i quired him to mingle with some bid. — never would be a parly | of his arch-enemies In the Amato wucb. a sjji as trying to givi'j ieur Athletic Union — the same group which suspended him for life for accepting excessive ex- ficials here invited every parlici-- penses in some meets last year, pant (n drop around to work out a' week or so before the main events. Not Advanced Training This was purely to get in shape, mind you, and was in no way to be construed as advance training. The entries from the west coast, who have hud opportunity to practice outdoors, were the favorites They included Parry O'Brien of Los Angeles in the shotpul and Lou Spurrier in the half mile. The center of most ot the attraction WHS young Lne Calhoun of North Carolina College in the hurdles. He tied Indoor records in the 50, 60, and 70-yard hurdles during the indoor season. He never has been up against the best of competition outdoors. Prospective Olympians were entered In'virtually every event on the program, although the mile Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sim Francisco — Charley Powell, 309, San Dtego, stopped Charley Quo, 188, Los Angeles, S. St, Paul, Minn. — Jiin Hegerle, 157, St. Paul, stopped Jim Burke, 156, Milwaukee, 2. Birmingham, Ala. — Oscar Pharo, 206. btrmm^nam, stopped Dan Vnnderford. 200, Charlotte, 4. Brook King. 8-year-old pacer owned by Glen Bice of Galesburg, 111., let) the nation's harness horses in 1955 with 27 victories. He made 42 slarUs and earned M.410. COME IN AND— (OR AROUND THE TOWN IP YOU LIK«l) DRIVE IT.. .PRICE IT.. .OWN IT! 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