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DECEMBER IB, 195S BLITHE TILLS (ARK.)" COURIER Sealed Bids Opened Today To Determine Future of Nashua NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Nashua, one of the greatest horses in American turf history, would well be decided today when sealed bids for the racing stock of the famous Belair Stud are opened. "We will make a definite announcement around 4 p.m. if at aH possible," said John W. Lude- wifl, one of the executors of the es- Big Klu Tops First Basemen NEW YORK (Si - Ted Kluszewski didn't figure to set any fielding records when he started his major league career with Cincinnati eight years ago. Today, however, big 'Klu' is the owner of a shiny new major league mark for first baseman, having led at his position for the fifth straight season. The official National League averages for 1955 disclosed yesterday that Kluszewski made only 8 errors while handling 1482 chances for a .985 slate. Ted has led every season since 1951. . Rounding out the "nil fielding" infield were Willie Jones of Philadelphia, Red Schoendienst of St. Louis and Ernie Banks of Chicago Jones headed the third baseman for the third straight year with .960. Schoendienst topped the second basemen for the fourth time with a .985 while Banks was the best fielding shortstop with .972. Eddie Miksis, a converted m- fielder, was the leading defensive outfielder with .9891. Andy Semnick of Philadelphia paced the catchers with .994. late of William Woodward 'Jr. | "Then again it might be. necessary 1 lo consider the bids at some length before we reach a decision." Might Refuse Bid Ludewig said the executors have the right to refuse any md. "We don't even know how many bids have bec-n made for Nashua or the other racing stock," he said last night. Mrs. Titus Haffa of Chicago said she had made a bid for Nashua but declined to say for how much. Various syndicates, including one headed by John W. Hancock of Lexington, Ky.. also have been reported to be interested In purchasing the big son of Nasrullah, recently named the 3-year-old champion and horse of the year. Four Categories Under terms announced 10 days ago,' the sale is divided into four * * * Nashua, Eddie Arcaro up. categories: (1) Nashua; (2) nine other race horses and 12 yearlings; (31 24 broodmares, including Segula, dam of Nashua, and 16 weanlings and (4) the entire racing stable, including Nashua, and breeding stock in one package. Woodward's interest in two stallions, Nasrullah and the 8-year-olc Ambiorix, are not included in the sale. Neither is the 2,500-acre Belair Stud farm in Maryland. Nashua has been valued at any' where between half a million arid a million dollars. Snead, Bolt Favored In '55 Finale SANPORD, Pla. to—Golf's touring professionals began swinging today in their final PGA tournament of the year—the $15,000 Sanford Open. After this 72-hole event, most of the players head homeward for the holidays, then regroup for the Los Angeles Open Jan. 6. Sam Snead of ' White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and Tommy Bolt of Chattanooga, Tenn., who tied for first in last week's Miami Open head the list of favorites. Snead who beat Bolt with a- par on the first playoff hole in Miami, fired a 4-under-par 66 in yesterday's pro- am preliminary. Bolt's individual card was not posted. Others rated strong threats in eluded Mike Souchak, Grossinger's N.Y,; Prank Stranahan, former British amateur champion from Toledo, now a pro; Ed Purgol 1954 open champion from St. Louis; Ed (Porky) Oliver, Lemont, 111. and E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, St Louis. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North Carolia 99, Alabama 11 N. C. State 90, South Carolina 66 Arkansas State 76, Mies State 81 Houston 78, Texas A&M 44 College of Ozarks 74, Arkansas AiM 73 Washington (St. Louis) 88, Canisius 63 Springfield (Mo) 73, Wayland (Ten) 68 Washburn 73, Baker (Kan) 60 Mcpherson 86, Wm Penn (Iowa) 72 East Central Okla 66, Culver- Stockton 50 Southeast Missouri 70, Miss Southern 60 Warren (Wyo) AFB 77, Colorado State 67 Gigantic Sports Center toGoilp In Denver DENVER llfi — Plans for a 25- million dollar International Sports Center near Denver were outlined yesterday. Included would be a stadium seating 75,000. a fieldhouse to hold 30,000, a four-mile auto speedway, an airport equipped to handle 500 planes, a 450-room hotel, youth center and facilities for such sports events as handball, boating, swimming and even the Olympic games C. A. Doolittle Jr., Wichita, Kan., president of United Construction Co. Inc., which would build the center, said construction will start on or about May 10, 1956 with completion by October, 1958 Doolittle explained the proposal to a Denver Chamber of Commerce sports subcommittee. Turner Outpoints Labua r But Latter Gains the Most SYRACUSE, N. Y., tf) — OH Turner outpointed Jackie Labua in ID-rounds last night. But it looks as if Labua gained the most from the scrap. For one thing, all the information that could be pieced together from assorted handlers indicated that Labua would meet Gene Fullmer in New York's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 6. Turner had been slated for that bout with Fullmer. But Labua's persistent flicking left jab opened a cut over Turner's right eye and it appeared the cut might keep Turner out ol action for at least a month. Labua stood up well under Turner's familiar Windmill slashing with both hands. But the youngster from East Meadow, N. Y., was unable to cope with Turner's superior ring experience. Turner was on the deck in the fifth round but Referee Joe Palmer ruled it a slip. Palmer scored the fight a draw 4-4-2 and even on points. Judge Ted Shiels had it 5-4-1 and Dick Albino 6-3-1, both in favor of Turner. The Associated Press card favored Turner 6-2-2. The victory made Turner's rec ord read 52 wins, 10 losses and one draw. Labua now stands at 25-8. Although the fight turned out to Woke Forest Talk Nixed by Sauer WACO. Tex., i.fl — "I have not been contacted and I am happy at Baylor," George Sauer, athletic director of Baylor University, said yesterday when questioned about rumors he would be considered for the head coaching job at Wake Forest university. Sauer last week was moved up to athletic director from head head coach. PRE-INVENTORY SALE We Have Reduced Prices On Hundreds Of Items In Our Large Inventory. Prices Below Wholesale Cost - Why Pay More? These Prices Are Good Through December 24th Only! WE ARE OPEN EACH NIGHT UNTIL 9 P.M. 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The seniors he referred to were beaten by Oklahoma in the 1954 Orange Bowl game 7-0. Looking to next year, Tatum said the 1956 squad'has the "greatest" potential despite the loss of 10 seniors. He predicted they would have "no trouble at all" with the teams they are scheduled to oppose. Attendance Poor Tatum acknowledged he has been accused of promoting each coming year's team in the nine seasons he has been at Maryland, be worthy of any fan's rapt atten^ tlon, only 1,300 braved a snowstorm to personally see the nationally televised scrap. They paid a gross of $3,035. but added, "I sincerely mean It." The unusual aspect of an optW mistlc football coach stems from Jim's desire to attract spectator! to Maryland's rattier poorly attended home games. Sen. Monroney (D-Olcla), a guest at last night's banquet In honor ol the undefeated football and Lacrosse teams, said he noted that one of the University of Maryland Board of Regents memberi had been introduced as "the represent tative of football on the board." "All of our regents at Oklahoma represent football," Monroney said. Tigers to Meet Bulldogs Friday • CARD THERSVH,LE — Caruthersville's Tigers, with one win and two loses, wiU play host to Portage- vine's Bulldogs at the Armory her* Friday, night. An A and B doubleheader i* planned with the B game slated to itart at 7:30. best to give Give Early Times to a man who knowl whisky and watch his eyes light up. 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