The Courier News from ,  on December 24, 1955 · Page 11
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BATCftDAY, DBCBSfBBR M, U08 (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN BETWEEN East-West impresario Bill Ooffman is unhappy because Eddie Br- delatz, a San Francisco boy yet, took Navy stars Ron Beagle and George Welsh south to Miami's Shrine game . . . after Beagle had told a Mew York writer he expected to go to bhe Const contest . . . One of the veteran Brown Hne starf will be axed after this season because his off-field didoes trot out of hand '. . . he watt slugged with a beer bottle In 1 tavern brawl . . . Octave Blake's passion for harness racing is more than sentimental . . . The Grand Circuit prex.y onc« met a crucial payroll for his vast industrial firm by the sale of a colt given him by his father, a trotting tyro, too. . . . Blake, who mixes golf and horses at Pinehurst, N. C., was once a Princeton quarterback and a naval flier of World War I vintage . . . and, of course, reared the '54 Hambletonian winner, Newpor Dream . . . The Syracuse Nationals, last Octave Rlakt season's pro basketball champs, arc going abroad next April under State Department auspices to flash their stuff in such places as Ise- Iftnd and Rome ... When San Francisco's basketball team is piling up the points, All-America Bill Russell has a tendency to loaf ... not because he's lazy, but because he doesn't want the gap to become too big, or Coach Phil Woolpert will yank him . . . his traditional post-game greeting to Phil: "What you trying to do, Coach, give me callouses?" . . . Russell hasn't fouled out of a game since his sophomore season, knock hardwood . . . Publicist Pete Rozelle, back from an inspection of Olympic fa- ciHtiee in Melbourne, says living; quarters Down Under mil be no problem . . . staying in private homes beats any hotel accommodations . . . The pro football Giants still send a contract annually to Ed Kalafat of the Lakers, followed by a personal contact of a line coach every time the Minneapolis basketeers hit New York . . . inside story on the state of the Laker franchise is that the players themselves say the town is burned out as a basketball spot . . . Attendance in the National Basketball Association is up 57 per cent over last year . . . and so's the caliber of play, thanks to the mote remarkable crop of rookies in the game . . . Don't gauge the progress of Ail-Americans Tom Oola and Dick Ricketts in the pro cage ranks by their low scoring totals . . . 20-plus as collegians, they've been confining themselves mostly to play- making for the other gunners on their squads . . . it's a toss-up between Gola and Rochester's Maurice Stokes for NBA rookie of the year . . . Bob Cousy revealing his basketball philosophy to Slater Martin In a post-game huddle: "Defense? I don't even know how to spell the word." ... The solicitous alumnus was passing the time of day with the college coach: "How're things at home?" . . . "Can't kick." . . . "The wife in good health?" ..." 'Bout usual." . . , "And that boy of yours, he's really growing up. isn't he?" . . . "Can't say. I'll have to check the films first "... Between you'n'me, there's more than met newsprint In the recent story that had gulf's social circles buzzing . . . Champ of Lightweights Is Man Nobody Knows By JIMMY BRESLIN NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — The main event at Madison Square Garden had ended and the two four-round fighters were knocking each other around in the "crowd chaser," as this final bout of the night is called. About the only one in the now- emptying arena who seemed to have an interest in it was a guy at ringside. He wore a brown suit and thin mustache and he hunched over, moved his body with the punches and called to one of the fighters in the ring. "He must be a relative," a spectator on his way out mused. "Probably just another guy who likes fights," a sportswriter answered. "Although he looks a little familiar." As they left, Wallace (Bud) Smith, the lightweight champion of the world, was clapping his hands and still calling to the preliminary boy. This is an example of the born- too-late bad luck which has hit the slim, hard-punching Smith. He is a champion of the world today, but only the hardiest fight fan could begin to tell you who he is. Even 10 years ago, the lightweight championship was as solid a holding as the best utility stock. But in 1955, Smith is a champion with Ijttle more than loose change in his pocket, a future which is at best, uncertain 'and a name which only people who reaji record books Field and Stream Deaf/i Rate Is Higher Among Young Hunters By GEORGE L. WALKER LANSING, Mich. (AP) — William Weaver, good looking and 15, walked out into the sunlight with the double-barrelled hope of a young hunter. killed and 230 injured — just, in Michigan. The greatest toll was taken by hunters who misjudged their positions and shot companions. Careless loading and unloading also took its toll. Several states, including New York. New Jersey and California, require you to take a course in gun handling before you can get your first license — a Jong step toward making hunting safer for the younger sportsmen. Other states incorporate the National Rifle Assn. training program in their public school systems. At any rate, remember the following when hunting: 1. Handle every gun as if it's loaded. 2. In your car. camp or home carry only an empty gun, taken apart or with the action open. 3. Always be sure the barrel and ( action are clear of obstacles, In 1954 there "were 19 hunters' 4. Watch where you point that Before the day was over, William Weaver became a statistic on hunting fatalities. Bill and a young companion were out hunting ducks. Bill's buddy tripped on a stick, fell and the gun fired. Bill died instlintly, a wad of shot behind his left ear. Police ruled the shooting as accidental. Bill's case is of special interest because it is In his age group that the hunting rate is highest and because his type of accident is one of the most common. • « • The conservation department took a close look at deer hunting accidents in Michigan from 1943 to 1854. (Statistics are about the same for small game hunters.) Here is what they found: For every 10,000 licenses issued, there were five accidents in the 11-17 age group; 3.6 among hunters 18-20; 1.7 in the 21-30 age bracket and only .9 among hunters over 31. REMINGTON RAND Typewriter* — Adding Machines — Calculators Portable - Standard - Electric Business Systems Authorized Sales and Service.' WHITLEY OFFICE SUPPLY 106 So. Fifth Phone 3-8802 S&E SUPER MARKET TP I Highway «1 Nortti • Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meoti • Finest Produce • Quality Groceries • Froicn Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem at any Mm*. Mop I * I for Quality. Ryfi Apologizes For'Sloppy'Fight Despite Victory NEW YORK f/P) — Frankie Ryff aid little to help himself as a top flight lightweight contender by his victory over Baby Vasquez and he knows ft. "I'd rather lose and give the fans R show." he said last night, apolo- gising in his dressing room at Madison Square Garden. The 23-year- old New Yorker knew his unanimous decision over the squat Mexican in a 10-round nationally tel- | evised bout hadn't been a crowd i pleaser. j "He was sloppy and he made me 1 sloppy, too." Ryff added. "I wanted i tc give the fans a fight so I upset i my style. He was a slow cautious, ] counter puncher so I decided to j slug when I could. "When I got down (into a half crouch) we were having a wing ding until I got this." He pointed! to a deep cut around his right eye i that wilJ sideline him for six weeks, j "We banged heads and this hap-' pened. Then I switched back j again." . ( Charlie Black, Ryff'a manager, I said he wanted matches with Light-1 weight- Champion Bud Smith, ex-! Champ Jimmy Carter or any other j good fighter. Ryff weighed 138 last night, Vasquez 136. Judge Artie Schwartz scored it 8-1-1, Judge Artie Aidala 6-4 and referee Ruby Goldstein 5-3-2 all for Ryff. -The AP card found for Ryff j 7-2-1. The crowd of no more than 1,500 no figures were announced took the decision in stride. Wallace (Bud) Smith know much about. When Smith outpunched Jimmy Carter six weeks ago at Cincinnati, he received the biggest purse of his career — about S9,000. That's the kind of money a Beau Jack would have sneered at 10 years ago. For Smith, however, it might be as much as he'll ever get. H< is caught, you see, between a doM- of public apathy for anything less than a red-hot championship match and a load of managerial troubles which have him stymied. It. all revolves around Carmine Gi </i mo ind Tony Fen-ante,. They bou_n,. bmith's contract in May and a month later had him in the rin£ with Carter ai Boston, where Smith won the title. Si c. Men, Pennsylvania has re- vo eel thpjr licenses for consorting with people noi considered among our finer citizens. "We cannot do business with Smith because of this situation," Harry Markson of the International Bou'ig Club says. "There has been mention of a championship match with Dulio Loi of Italy and somebody talked about a non-title fieri \\ ti Art Aragon on the West GDI i BJI nothing has been done." O ?i?no and Ferrante say they'll appel. Smith says, "I'll go bac LO my original manager, Vic Marsiiio. r # * Mirsillo, the Newark, N. J., funnyman, doesn't know about it. "I had the guy for five and a half years and I got only one fight in Macison Square Garden," he says. "I had to put him in with fighters I'd never okay ordinarily — but he had to eat. So I sold him for 53,500. I acted as an adviser for the second Carter fight. But that's all. If I ?et Smith back with no strings att-u-hed, maybe I'll take him." So. here is a champion who, it seems has nobody creating a demand for him. It's the kind of a strange thing that can happen only in today's brand of boxing. "I'm a champ now. They got to give me the right fights," Smith muzzle and keep the safety on un-: til you're ready to shoot. 5. Be sure of your target before . you pull the trigger. 6. Never point your gun at anything you don't want to shoot. 1. Never leave your gun unattended unless it's empty. ; 8. Never ciimb a tree or fence j with a loaded gun — not even with ; the safety on. Put the gunthrough ; the fence and climb over. , j 9. Never shoot at a flat hard i surface or surface of water. • 10. Don't mix gunpower with i alcohol. i A MERRY i CHRISTMAS | And I HAPPY | NEW YEAR | g To All Our Friends g I Ooklawn Jockey Club * Hot Spring* i Our Greetings to .411 •- at this Merry Christmas Time! BESTWAY CLEANER 1 HERE are no other words that expresses so well the age-oid greeting of MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS We wilf be closed Dec. 26th thru Jan. 1st. HESTER'S FRAME & WHEEL ALIGNMENT BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, DM. 26 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match Red Roberts, Butch Boyett and Speedy Lorance Lee Fields, Bill Curry and Gene Bauman SO Minute Time Limit — Ucst 2 out of 3 Fulls Adults 50c — Children 15c T/iree 1-Fall Matchast Fields vs. Boyett Curry vi. Robert* Lorante vt. Bauman •in Minute Time Mmlt Enos Wife No. 4 Balks BELLEVILLE. 111. <f> — Vos Slaughter, 39-yean-old veteran major league baseball player, has run into problems with his divorced wife while honeymooning with Bride No. 'MM. Ruth D. Slaughter of Belleville yesterday filed a motion in the St. Clair County Circuit Court to set aside her Nov. 21 hadn't sent her a $20,600 lump alimony payment provided in the divorce terms. The Kantu City Athletic*' outfielder, honeymooning at RoxboiA N. C., at the home of relatives, said hU lawyer had already told him "everything Is okay and I don't have anything to worry, about." Slaughter said he understood tha action was filed lait Friday. H« refused to comment further. Slaughter former St. Loult Cardinal star, was married three days ago to HIM Helen Splker, A HANGER — Ohio State'.. Frank Howard gives you ar idea of what height can do in a basketball game as he tries for a rebound. They don't , only , touch the rim today—they hold onto it. as he's doing here. says. But where are they going to come from? Until things straighten out. Smith dutifully walks Into the Passyunk Gymnasium in Philadelphia at two o'clock each afternoon and starts training. He seems to be the only guy interested in the whole affair. Jwri like Santa, we want to greet our loyal fritndi and customers ... We hope Hiot your Christmas is a merry one! HALTER'S QUALITY SHOE SHOP We are mindful of our debt to our friends who have favored us with their patronage. This, we cannot repay, but — on this day we can sincerely and and heartily say to all of you — "Serving you has been a real pleasure. And, to all— a very. Gas Co. Distribtors which has adequately and economically provided convenience and comfort to thousands of urban and rural homes in Eastern Arkansas since 1935 and to continue to do so our plants are so located. Francis C. Weis, Vice Pres. — R. C. Weis, Pres. — Richard K. Weij, Seey. Blytheville West Memphis Hughes Marianna Wheatley Stuttgart Weiner Forreit City Brinkley MeCrory So our employees can have Christmas we will close noon Saturday until Tuesday, Dec. 27 \

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