The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1956 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN BETWEEN HME A bitter .Jersey Joe Walcott acted a vital part In "The Harder They Fall," Hollywood's version of the Camera rags-to-rags story ... He badly needed the $8,000 the eight weeks' work brought him . . . after a ring career in which his last eight years' earnings totalled $1,303,345 . . . Maybe Jersey Joe saw a bit of himself in the script , . . Completely and coldly dropped by Felix Bocchicchio, his manager, since he quit the ring . . . with no interest at all in the mammoth motel- service station-car laundry supposed to have been erected jointly in Camden, N. J. , . . where Joe toils as a $15-a-day juvenile delinquent inspector . . . "It's a shame," clucks Dan Florio, Walcott's trainer of the championship period. ''I never saw him so bitter about a man. He won't even talk to him. Why doesn't he do something about it? Because he's afraid of Felix." . . . So another former heavyweight champion of the world turns to wrestling- for a chance to recoup 1 *. Add Irony: Bocchicchio strongly Jersey Joe Walcott advised Walcott against acting in the picture "because people'!! see you In it and they'll think it's true." . . . Final word. Eudd Schulberg, who authored the original hook, extremely unhappy about the scripting wallop given boxing a the end . . . Jackie Burke got his first important victory, the Masters, at a stage in his career when he was seriously thinking of quitting the tour. ... It cut in too much on his home life . . . "Families," Jackie told us, "limit the development of golfers. All your old-timers still going great have no kids, except Sam Snead." . . . Buck up, duffers — first round ever shot by amateur phenom Ken Venturl was a 172 ... of course, he was 11 then ... He bought his first putter on a 50-cent down payment, two hours later paid off the 910.50 balance betting on himself in a putting contest . . . Ballplayers tell you the bettingest man in the majors is the Tigers' Bill Turtle . . . who'll wager on whether or not the sun comes up in the morning on a clear day . . . baseball no longer frowns on players going to th« races . . . Tuttle and Bob Nieman are steady patrons . . . so's the podgers' Gil Hodges . . . Ralph Branca graduated to plugging nags . . . Gen. Alvin Crowder, erstwhile hurler, runs a pool room in Winston- Balem, N. C. Jimmy Mann of. Golf World is keeping it in the family . . . will wed Peggy Kirk Bell's cousin, June 2, at St. Clalr, Mich. . . . She's Betty Wlnslow, blond and svelt . . . Between you'n'me, can one of the Mantle twins quitting organized baseball have anything to do with the slow burn exercised by big brother Mickey because the Yankees didn't invite the kids to spring training this year? . . . Eisenhower's Mark is 2*2 WASHINGTON Wl — President Eisenhower wound up his first four baseball seasons yesterday with a 2-2 record for his home team, the Washington Senators. Eisenhower has thrown out the first ball at Griffith Stadium to open every season since he entered the White House. In 1953 his inaugural pitch was followed by a 6-3 victory for the New York Yankees. E 1 s e n bower's right handed tosses were more beneficial to the local boys in 1954 and 1&55. They beat the Yankees 5-3; then the Baltimore Orioles 12-5. Yesterday, however, the Yankees came back to thrash Washington 10-4. Presidents have been throwing out first balls since 1910. The late Clark Griffith established the ceremony as an opening day tradition after coming to Washington to manage the Senators in 1912. Alfred McGuire, Dartmouth College freshman basketball coach, played three years of basketball with the New York Knickbockers before going to Hanover, N. H. They Forgot To Raise the Flag In Flafbush By ED CORIUGAN BROOKLYN (/Pi—They say some things can happen only in Brook lyn and maybe they're right. This sprawling borough of most 3,000,000, countless houses o worship, beautiful parks, fim shops and excellent schools o Brooklyn Dodgers. They do some things that mat sober Brooklynites scratch the! heads. Usually, it's the Brooklyn play ers who bring the smiles. Olc timers here still chuckle whei they recall the antics of Bab Herman, Casey Stengel and Dazzj Vance. But today, it's the Dociger oft'i cials, who. perhaps dazed by the world championship the Brook won last year, are walking arounc like zombies. Smooth Sailing Until — The baseball season opened yes terdny and things progressed smoothly enough until the gann with the Philadelphia Phillies was almost ready to begin. The crowd had risen for thi playing of the national anthem The players were lined up along the foul lines. The world chain pionship flag was to be. raiset proudly over Ebbets Field. The band star ted to play Everett McCooey, who was to sing the Star Spangled Banner, was about to burst forth when sud denly he hesitated, looked around and, .bellowed into the microphone: "Who's going to raise the flag?' No one had been assigned the task. A Marine Corps color guarc quickly whipped into action and the festivities continued. But. shux, what happened yesterday was nothing compared to the goings on when Kbbets Field opened in 1913. On that dark day almost half a century ago, the Brooks' brass for got to bring along a key to open the park. New Billiard Marks KINSTON. N. C., Wl — Defend ing champion Willie Mosconi o Philadelphia set two world's rec ords in winning the world's cham pionship pocket billiards tourna ment yesterday. In his final match he sank 15C balls following the break bj Jimmy Moore of Albuquerque. I was the first time in tournamen history a player has won a motel in the first inning. The game, the last of the tour nament, also was Mosconi's 14th victory without a defeat, the firs time a player has won each o his 14 matches. Milwaukee Brave catcher De Crandall has been on the last three National League All-Star teams. The longest scoring play for UCLA last season was the 75-yarc piay i" which Bonnie Knpx tossed to Hal Smith in the Iowa game. Out of Kentucky, the great bourbon country, comes the greatest of them all, mellow, warmhearted, aged to perfection six full years,...Ancient Age. HfMiUiH J-i/scu. We challenge you to find a better bourbon. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BJURBON WHISKEY • 6 YEARS OLD • 86 PROOF • S-1956 ANCIENT AGE OIST. CO., FRANKFORT, KY. Wilson Seniors Take Track Win from Earie WILSON — Wilson High's senior Bulldogs defeated Earle here in a dual track meet Monday afternoon, 70-39, but the Earle juniors took the lower division win, 07-24. Jack Sugg and Charles Seal] of Wilson both tabulated 12!i individual points. They were outscored. however, by L. Hodo of Earle who ran up 14 points. Harris from Enrle flashed ahead in the junior division with 17!i points while Wilson's leader was Nunnally who accounted for 9. The sumrnary: SENIORS High jump — Hodo (E), Peepers (W), Walker (E), 5 ft., 1 in. Broad Jump — Cissell iW), Rogers (W). Lovell (E), 18 it.. 1 in. 440 relay — Wilson, :49.4. 120 high hurdles — Hodo and Walker (E) tied, Sugg (W), :17:6 100 dash — Beall (W), Sugg (W), Lovell (E), :10.9 Shot Put — Cissell (W), LittleJohn IE), Wallin (E), 37 ft., 4'i In. Discus — Sugg (W). Carpenter (W), Littlejohn (E). 107 ft.. 7 in. Mile — Rogers (W), Neal (E), Cecil (W), 5:17. 880 relay — Wilson, 1:44.5 440 — Floyd (W), Walker (E), Cox (E), :57.2 180 low hurdles — Hodo (E), Wiley (W), Sano (W), :23.i 880 — Watson (E), Ferguson (W>, Grain (E), 2:21.3 220 — Beall (W), Floyd (W), Sugg (W), :25.6 JUNIORS Broad Jump — Han-is (E), Humphries (E), Cash (W), 17 ft., 5 In. Discus — Forrester (W). Bowers (Ei, Rhodes (W), 116 ft., 6 in. Shot Put — Bowers (E\ Nunnnl- ly (W), Williams (E). 37 ft., 9V4 in. High jump — McCain (E), second place tie: McCullar (W), Chandler (W), HydricR (E), and McKinney (E), 4 ft., 8% in. 440 relay — Earle, :54.0 50 dash ^- Humphries (E), Bowers (E), Chandler (W), :06.1 120 low hurdles — Rhodes (W), McKinney (E), Williams (E), :18.3 100 dash — Harris (E), Hum- phries (E), Nunnally (W), 440 — Nunnally iW), McKinney (E), McKelvy (E), :60.2 220 — Harris (El. Bowers (E), McKinney (E), :26.5 880, relay — Earle (no official time) Bobby Boyd Boxes Mims In TV Show CHICAGO CPi — Young Bobby Boyd, No. 2 ranking middleweight contender, tries to expand a winning; streak against dangerous Holly Minis tonight to kpcp his hopes buoyed for an early title shot. 10-round bout at Chicago Stadium. The fight'\vill be televised (10 p.m. EST. ABO. Steady Advance Boyd, who turned pro in 1952 after coming up in the Golden Gloves ranks, has advanced steadily in the ratings since his lust loss n year ago to Milo Savage. He has disposed of such rugged f i g h t e r s ,ns Italo Scortichinl, George Johnson, Gene Fullmer, Tony Anthony and Eduardo Laus- se. He defeated Lausse in his last start two months ago. Possessor of a long-, hard right and accurate left jab, Boyd has scored 21 knockouts in a record of 38-6-2. Mims, 26, is registered out of Washington', D. C., and is regarded In boxing circles as a "spoiler." He is a fine counterpunciier with ft sharp right. Many ring experts figure his shuffling, walking style *>nd punch will give Boyd trouble. Master Your Game ... No. 3 Don't Grip Club By JACKIK KVHKE Master of (he Masters Written for NKA Service Getting into the mechanics of golf, the first basic thing to learn is the grip. This and hand action are the basis of all fine shots. The average golfer works on the mistaken assumption that held properly, the club should feel as light us a matchstick. He squeezes it. By definition, a grip is a stroiiH grasp. It implies tension. Nobody enjoys golf playing under tension. The hands maintain possession of and authority over the club, nothing more. According to Webster, that's a hold. When held properly, the full weight of the clubhead is felt in the hands. Hold Ihfi club no tighter than you ilo when the caddie hands it to you. Al! the squoeztng necessary in hitting the bull forms instinctively as the hands enter the hitting area, slowly and uniformly, and never any move than is necessary. Squeezing the club beforehand prevents the clubhead from guinlng maximum speed, costs distance. I have seen good golfers with a bad hand position, but never a bad golfer with n good hand position. As I remind in my book, "The Natural Way to Golf" (Hnnover House), the Fights Last Nigh; By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hartford, Conn. — Willie Pep, 130. Hartford, outpointed Jackie Blair, 132. Houston, Tex.. 10. Portland, Ore. — Irish Pat Me- Murtry, 184, Tacoma, knocked out Mutt Jackson, 178, Snlt Lake City 7. Houston, Tex. — Isaac Logart, 147, Cuba,, outpointed Kid Conscripto. 140, Mexico City, 10. Birmingham, England — Randy Turpin, 174. England, stopped Alessandro D'Ottavio, 182, Italy, body attached to the club. >rder thai the last throe fln- Kers of the left hand can carry out their key role, choke the shit ft UN much as nit inch from the top, holding the club where : the shaft is slender. Most golfers mistakingly believe that choking the club will cost them power. On the contrary, this prevents you from losing hold of the club, particularly at the top. NEXT: Addressing the ball. Glenn Williams, president of the Ceferlno Garcia, former inlddle- wclghtc hampion, drives a truck on a California movie location. Ohio Bowling Proprietors' Assn., rolled scores of 245, 238, 237 in one series on his own lanes. Pee Wee Loop Registration Starts Today Registration for "Y" Pee Wee Baseball League, set to begin today, is to continue through May 4 for those who have not yet signed to play in the Little League. Boys who have already registered for Little League play, and have their names on the Little League list need not register again, as the roster of boys who did not make the Litlle Leagues teams hai been turned over to the Pee We« League. Any boy who ts doubtful that his name is on the Pee Wee list may check by telephone with th« "V". Team coaches and managers are scheduled to meet May 8 to select their teams. It is not known yet whether there will be the usual eight teams or if additional teams will be needed to use all the boya wishing to play. However, It Is expected that additional coaches will be needed. Anyone desiring to work with one of these teams should call the "Y". Army OK's Tom Go/a P H I L A DELPHIA (*) — The champion Philadelphia Warriors of the National Basketball Assn. started looking today for a replacement for Army Pvt. Tom Gola. Gola, n three - time All - America, passed his draft physical yesterday and was sent to Fort Jackson, S. C. The former LaSalle great sparked the Warriors to . their first NBA championship in 10 years during the 195-M season. Although his height was usually ' listed at 6-7, the Army measured ,' long Tom as 6-5%, Just under th* 6-6 cutoff point for determent. Read Courier Newa Classified Adi. What one great all-season oil guarantees you full-time protection against both friction and corrosive wear? 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