The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1955 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1955
Page 15
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mim (AM.) OOWII1HR HBWI PAQ1 Dons and Bill Russell Enjoying Transcontinental Pleasure Trip By ED CORKIGAN The AMOokted FroM The University of San Francisco, a team that "does not expect to lose," won't have to flex its muscles until next week in the Holiday Basketball Festival Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Th» Does have built up a string of 31 straight victories, and, with their two games this week, should be sporting a streak of 33 in a row when they reach the Garden a week from today. Said Coach Phil Woolpert when he packed his defending NCAA champions for a monthlong tour through the East: Don't Look For Losi "We don't expect to lose." To date Woolpert is correct. After warming up at the expense of three neighboring California schools, the Dons stopped off in Chicago over the weekend and won the DePaul Tournament, whipping the host outfit 82-59 in the final. Tomorrow night, they play Wichita and on Friday take on Loyola of New Orleans. Neither should pose a problem. But they could have trouble in the Holiday Festival. They're paired with Tom Gola-less La Salle in the opener, which should be easy. Holy Cross, however, is a big stumbting Mock. The Crusaders looked impreuiv* in whipping New York University 84-90 in the Garden Saturday. Changes Du« The top of the weekly Associated Press poll probably will undergo some scrambling. Except for the Dons, North Carolina State (which trounced West Virginia ,92-71 for No. 19 in a row) and Utah (which decisioned Washington State 91-56), the big boys have been having trouble. Iowa, Alabama and Duquesne, Nos. 4, 5 and 6, all have tasted defeat during the week. 'Bama and the Dukes, in fact, are twice defeated. Meanwhile, another tournament Pastrano Meets First 'Name' Test Tonight By JACK HAND The Associated Press Willie Pastrano, a bright new face from New Orleans, meets his first "name" heavyweight tonight in Rex Layne, a hulking veteran who has fought them all from Rocky Marciano on down. The New Orleans match should give a good line on Pastrano's ability to handle big men. Layne, at about 209 pounds, probably will outweight the home town boy by at least 25 pounds. Pastrano mixed with middleweights and light heavies until he boxed Joe Rowan at Madison Square Garden Nov. 18. This match is supposed to launch him aa a full-fledged heavy, bypassing the 175-pound division. Since the Rowan bout, he celebrated his 20th birthday. KO or Nothing Knockout or nothing is the prospect at St. Nicholas Arena in New York tonight when left-hooking Car-mine Piore of Brooklyn fights Gene Poirier, the ever-ready puncher from Niagara Falls, N. Y. Du Mont will telecast. Fiore, 26, came back from a one- year layoff to outpoint Rinzy Nocero Nov. 21. Poirier has taken a rest after a strenuous summer season when he won five of seven, most of them at St. Nick's. Fiore's . record is 48-18-5 and Poirier's 13-3-2 for 18 starts. Browns Drill in Slush For Sunny LA Pro Tilt CLEVELAND (AP) — Somewhere between sun and snow, in a limbo of too hot and too cold, the training plans of the Cleveland Browns have gone awry. Judgment Day — when the Browns play the Rams in Los Angeles for the National Football League crown — is only a week uway and the Browns figure the weatherman hat been weighting the scales against them. Cleveland Coach Paul Brown, because he felt too much California sunshine might sap the strength of his men had decided to give them most of their practice at home. Good, invigorating air would imbue the Browns with the proper spirit. The result: The Browns have been mushing around in snow, wind and cold. "So Cold" "Why, It was so cold last week that they couldn't even work up a sweat," Brown complained. "About all we could do was run around some. Now we must get going on the game preparations." Giving the weather its due, Brown admitted that "we need some good workouts to get the boys loosened up." • He has only three more home practices scheduled before the Browns leave for the West Coast Saturday. The team will hold a regular workout in Pasadena Christmas Eve and a 2.0-minute session Christmas Day, the day before the game. Forecast Snow Brown could have his men work SANTA NAMES HELPER Because he ha* "every single toy made this year at my North Pole workshop" Old Santa today named O. O. Hardawa-y, Firestone dealer, as his helper in BIytheville. Santa's announcement was made after a flying inspection trip to BlythevHle to make sure boys and girls could find the toys they want for Christmas here in town. Santa is shown above in the Firestone Toy Department "Uktng orders" from two of hi* yowig friends. We Will Be Open Until 9 P.M. From Monday, December 19 through Saturday, December 24. FIRESTONE 0. 0. Hardaway out in a. gymnasium here, but hesitates to do so on a theory that wood floors do no good to legs accustomed to sod. Meanwhile, the weatherman has this forecast for'today: Colder. Windy. Snow flurries. Temperature skidding from high of 23 last midnight to low of 0-5 tonight. Canadian Golfer Wins 1st Major US Tournament SANFOBD, Fla. lift — Slender Al Balding is the first Canadian ever to win a major golf tournament irj the United States. Balding, 31 - year - old Canadian PDA champion from Toronto, captured the inaugural $15,000 Sanford Open yesterday. He edged Ed (Porky) Oliver of Lemont, HI., and big Mike Souchaw, Grossinger's, N. Y., by one stroke. And the $2,400 first prize check was a welcome financial boost. "Now I'll be able to continue the tour, ' he said with a big grin. Balding, who says his driver and putter are his best clubs, fired a 2-under-par 68 in the final round over the 6,205-yard, par-70 Mayfalr Inn Country Club course. His 72 hole total of 269 was 11 under par. Tommy Bolt, Chattanooga, and Chick Harbert, Northville, Mich., also came up with final 66s for 272 totals and a tie for fourth. Welterweight champion Carmen Basilio is one of ten children. gets under way tonight in Charlotte, N.C.—the Charlotte Invitation. Eight teams are entered with the opening pairing sending Boston University against Tennessee. Florida State against Clemson, Davidson against Colgate and Wake Forest against Mississippi State. Wilson Boys, Dyess Girls Win at Missco WEST RIDGE — Wilson boys and Dyess girls emerged victorious from the finals of the Mississippi County Invitational Tournament at Missco High School Saturday night. Dyess girls, led by Bolch with 22 points, won their crown with a 55-49 conquest of Keiser. Smith was high for Keiser with 27 points. In the boys finals, Wilson edged Lepanto 56-53 in a thriller. Bill Tranum with 19 points led the winners but Lepanto's Turner copped scoring honors with 20 points. In consolation games Armorel girls defeated Missco 45-38 and Dyess boys blasted Missco 107-65. Six Man Bout On Legion's Card Tonight A six-man tag bout has been lined up to headline tonight's American Legion's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. Two three man teams of huskies are slated to go at each other in the feature bout of the weekly show With St. Louis' Chic Garibaldi and Memphis' Butch Boyette heading the two teams. Teaming with Garabaldi will be a couple more speed demons, Ted Lafell and Gene Bauman. Opposing them will be Speedy Lorance and Danny Dusek, a pair of rough and tumble artists who should make good running mates for the long-haired Boyette. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Boyette meeting Lafell, Lorance taking on Bauman and Dusek going against Garibaldi. 'LOW-DOWN' — Ewart Pot- gieior. 7-2 South African, picki up n pocket-sized British reporter to hear questions.better Pot»ieter was on his way home from England after giving up what had been a carefully- plan-ir-d ring career A's 2nd Baseman Finigan to Wed KANSAS CITY IB—Jim Finigan, star second baseman for the Kansas City Athletics, will be married soon to Peggy Jeanne Reason of Kansas City. The bride's mother, Mrs. Mattie Rouse Patterson of Washington, D. C., said Saturday the ceremony will be held Dec. 28 at Kansas City's Visitation Catholic Church. Miss Reason is employed by Trans-World Airlines here. Finigan, 26. works as an auto salesman during the off season. 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