The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1956 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 1956
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1956 The View from Here 01 Oa ^JvaoA COACH EDDIE MICKEY of St. Louis University's basketball BiMifcens . . . now that this year's Missouri Valley conference schedule, National Invitational Tournament and season-end loose ends were disposed of ... said yes, he'd be glad to talk about Tewy Day. The coach said: "As top scorer in the game (17 points), he figured in the efforts that always brought the Razorbacfcs wJthln striking distance. His play was all-courtwise and he was definitely the most difficult player to defend. "It appeared to us," he continued, "that he wai the most improved player on the squad T . . as «'e consider the play of the two teams front a year " Hickey's squad, for the record, finished with a "fairly decent" 18-7 record for the 1955-56 campaign. Considering that just •bout every opponent they met this year was a ranked quintet, it's a slate the St. Louis boys can talk about without embarrassment. For one thing, they operated with one of the smallest centers on a major team this past year. He was 6-3 Jim McLaugh- 1 i n , a slick ballhandler who received AW - American honorable mention. But to get back to Terry Day. On Saturday night, EddiftHlckev Jan, 28, in the auditorium at Memphis, The University of Arkansas met Ole Miss in hardwood battle. Arkansas won the game rather easily, 85-69, hut not after a tough, tight, first half. After witnessing the game, the following paragraphs appeared in this column: "But after reading the stories out of Fayetteville, we believe the most underrated Porker is lanky Terry Day, 6-4 forward. We'd term him easily the most valuable player on the squad. "He loped in 13 points. In addition, he played a remarkable floor game, was the Hog play- maker. He roamed the field gracefully and was a demon in the backboard battle zones. He never lets up, has been averaging better than 15 points a game. Terry played high school ball /or Magnolia," : Later on in, the year after the All-Southwest Conference team wag named, a mythical team that overlooked Day, this prediction was made here: "Next year Terry Day will be named to the team." From its regular releases, the Arkansas publicity office didn't »eem too concerned about publi-- cizing.Day. But Uien they were saving all their plugs, no doubt, for Manuel Whitley and Jerald Barnett. Figuring Terry would be back tor another big year in 56-57. About this time it began to look lik,e a one-man rooting section. So after St. Louis dropped in on the Porkers in their new field house on Mar. 5, and defeated their hosts in an overtime tilt, St. Louis Coach Eddie Hickey was quizzed concerning the Hogs . . . and Terry Day. It would be ir. tore sting. It was decided, to see what one of the best basketball brains In the country had to say concerning: the situation. "The Billikens were hard- pressed to the overtime to win," Hickey said. "A good spurt in the first half when the St. Louis fast break moved the Bills ahead Was our only saving factor. "When Arkansas closed the gap and the game went into overtime ... it could have gone either way. We were fortunate . . . and happy to win. "The return of Whitley added strength to the veteran squad but the real un-sung producer was Terry Doy." Coach Eddie Hickey of the 'St. Louis University. Billikens said: "Terry Day has the court savvy to play on any college team In America." Amen. Lovely young lady fresh from stenographic school was thumbing toward the "Help Wanted — Female" columns of a newspaper not a long time ago when she stumbled across the sports section. Curious, she read a headline or Iwo and came across an Item stating that there would soon be a vacancy at a nearby race track. Quick)) 1 she removed her hut and gloves, sat down and typed a letter of application for the position; racing: secretary. A job, by the way, that must draw as much articulate criticism as that' received by a baseball umpire. Arriving at .weights for the many "overnight" or classified and graded handicaps ten days and two weeks in advance looks like quite a chore from here. Racing secretaries must thrive, obviously, on their rather complicated chores because Atlantic City's James Ross has just come along with a novel and Interesting World Handicap. Under the plan Ross will handicap the world's top horses . . . for a United Nations Handicap ... a field limited to the top-weight dozen (hat tmn accept an invitation to run for a $100,000 purse. A plan, in effect, that would create an experimental handicap of the world's thoroughbred horses. This doesn't seem likely but what would happen if a Kentucky horse would be handicapped be- lo\v the top twelve? The crash of smashed julep glasses would be heard around the world, that's what. When Albert Goodwill Spalding manufactured the first Nutionnl League baseball 80 years ago, he was manager, captain and pitcher of the Chicago team which took the league championship. He also won 47 gnmes that season. Thnt's right: -17. The balls then didn't differ ton much in basic element contont in those days but pitchers threw underhanded. Joiner bpy Jerry Dean became the first two-game winner nmong Sally League pitchers this week when he whipped Columbia. Jerry throws for Savannah , . . formerly flipped for sunbury in the Piedmont and Greenville in the Cotton States League. And stuffed his aspirin tablets down the thronts,,of a Tew local boys, too ... boys imoni who no\v gang up on visiting pitchers for the semi-pro Chiefs at Fritz West Park here. Yesterday's Major Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Batting: Ken Boyer, Cardinals- Drove In four runs with a home run and single as the Cards defeated Cincinnati 5-3. Pitching: Johnny Kucks, Yankees — Spaced eight hits and induced Washington to ground into five double plays as the Yankees whipped the Senators 4-1. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Mauling Milo in 7*V fight NEW ORLEANS 1.1'j — Mauling Milo Savage, stout-punching second-ranked middleweight from Salt Luke City, finds himself a .surprising underdog tonight to young C'hnrl<?y Joseph of New Orleans. The 10-round bout pits the veteran Savage ngninst a '^3-year-old comparative unknown who las lost only once in 34 professional outings. Savage, 29, packs one of the most feared right hands in the middle-, weight ranks. ABC will telecast at 9 p.m., CST. Chicks Enter Big 8 Run *****•» # * * y ¥ # 5 Paps Also Compete at LR Saturday AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind .857 .500 .500 .429 .375 .333 .286 New York Chicago .. Kanas City Boston ... Detroit . Washington Cleveland Baltimore Wednesday's Schedule Cleveland at Kansas City—Score (0-1) vs Shantz (1-0) (N) New York at Baltimore—Ford (1-0) vs Palica (0-1) <N> Washington at Boston— Ramu;> (0-0) vs Porterficld (1-0) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Results New York 4, Washington 1 Detroit 7, Kansas City 4 Boston at Baltimore, postponed rain . Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Milwaukee ... 4 2 .6B7 Brooklyn 4 2 .607 Chicago 3 2 .600 ' St. Louis 4 3 .571 '/ Philadelphia ... 3 3 .500 1 Neu- York 3 3 .500 1 Pittsburgh .... 2 4 .333 2 Cincinnati .... 1 5 .167 3 Wednesday's Schedule Brooklyn at New York—Ersklne (0-0) vs Henrn (0-0) (N) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia .— Friend (1-1) vs Rogovln (0-0) (N) Cincinnati nt, Milwaukee—Fowler (0-1) vs Spnhfin (0-0 (N'J Chicago at St. Louis — Jones 1-0) vs Haddlx (0-0) (N) Tuesday's Results St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 New York at Pittsburgh, postponed, cold weather Milwaukee at Chicago, postponed, cold weather Brooklyn at Philadelphia, postponed, cold weather SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I. Pel. 13 3 .813 5 .SB;* .538 .500 .467 .38ft .357 .308 rIEMI'lllS 13 Birmingham 7 Mobile 7 Atlanta 7 "•Jew Orleans 7 Chattiuiooga 5 Nashville 5 •ITTLE HOCK 4 Yesterday's Results Birmingham 4, Little Rock Memphis 4. Atlanta 2 Mobile !>. Chattanooga 3 New Orleans at NnshVille, loncd, cold Games Today Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Mobile at Chattanooga New Orleans at Nashville The cinders are smoldering. International League Buffalo 2, Richmond 0 Rochester 6. Columbus 4 Toronto 2. Miami 1 Montreal 8, Havana 6 American Assn. Denver IS. Charleston 4 Louisville 4. Omaha 3 Wichita 5. Minneapolis 3 Only games scheduled Texas League Dallas 7. Tulsa 5 (10 innings Shreveport 7-1, Austin 1-5 Port Worth 8, Oklahoma City 2 San Antonio 5, Houston 3 Western League Albuquerque 7-4, Colorad Spring 1-7 Lincoln 6. DCS Monies 4 Other games ft postponed College Arkansas 'J-4, Southeastern Okhv homa State 1-1 Welterweight boxer Hector Constance fought 21 amateur bouts before he turned pro in 1951. 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Junior High School Papooses have been laboring, too, /or their participation In the Big U meet on the same field tn Little Rock Saturday. Tentatively, five of Coach John Koldus' Paps are scheduled to make the journey with a group of seniors now numbering' 17. They're scheduled to leave Friday about noontime. Varsity trackmen who will proba. bly make the trip are: Jodie Hull, Bo Huffman, Freddy Akers, Billy Ross, Steve McGuire, Bobby Jayroe, Jimmy Henry, Hays Sullivan, Don Byrne, Eddie Gilless, Homer Ratliff, Bobby and Jimmy Edgmon, Charlie Coalter, Albert McManus, Tom Cauley and Marv McMahon. Papooses to make the inp are: Billy Sullivan, Charlie Watson, Jim Stillwell, Jim Pulley and Ray Odle. These rosters are subject to last- minute changes. The Chicks have only taken part in two meets so far thin season. Their first workout was In the Poplar Biu/f Ijivltatlonstl April 14. They finished fifth In a field of six with 10 points. Charleston won the meet, finishing ahead of CaruUiersvillo, 84-80. Caruthei'svHle turned the track tables on Charleston in the Arkansas State College affair, however, finishing ahead of their Missouri rivals and 38 other schools, Blylhevllle showed ninth in tills huge field. Best showing so far has been made by Coach Mosley's Chicka- snws 880 relay team. They finished third at Poplar Bluff with a 1:37.9 time. And placed third at Jonesboro, also. The team consists of Charlie Coulter. Hays Sullivan, Freddy Akers and Jimmy Henry. Coach Mosley will be relying tieavily on the performances of Hays Sullivan, too. The trim ath- ,elc, a state champion from last year, run fifth at Jonesboro in the 4-10 which was won by Ellis Floyd of Wilson in record-breaking time. Sullivan , has been rounding quickly into better shape since then and is'expected to show the spikes in his no-heel shoes to other Big Eight runners. Freddy Akers came in fourth in the Arkansas State 180 low hurdles. He and Charlie Coalter will represent the local school in this same event Saturday. The events: shot put and discus — Jodie Hall and Bo Huffman; pole vault — Akers and Billy Ross; broad Jump -— Akers and Sieve McGuire; high jump — McGuire and Bobby Jayroe. Jayroe turned an ankle In practice Monday afternoon but It's expected he'll b« In shape- for the conference competition. 440 relay — Akers, Jimmy Henry, Hays Sullivan and Don Byrne; mile relay — Eddie Gilless, Homer Ratliff, Bobby Edgmon and Don Byrne; ,100-yard dash — Akers and Byrne; '880 relay — Coalter, Sullivan, Akers, Henry. 440 dash — Sullivan, Ratliff; 180 low hurdles — Coalter and Akers; run — Edgmon and Albert McManus; 220-yard dash — Jimmy Edgmon and Henry; .mile — Tom Cauly and Marv McMahon. First action of the season for the Junior High Paps found them last in a triangular track and Field meet at West Memphis early this month. The score was Enrle 43fi. West Memphis, 35'/ 4 , Blytheville 20'/ 4 . 13 days later, April 18, after a, gorous training program conducted by Coach Koldus, they traveled to meet the crack Caruthersville juniors. .Although they lost the meet, 65-42, the Paps scored sis sizzling firsts, including- first and second places in the broad jump by Jim Stillwell and Ray Odle, respectively. Both the Chicks and Paps are scheduled to leave the city Friday by bus. R/gney, Giant-Like, Ready for Brooklyn NEW YORK iff) .— Manager Bill Rigney of the New York Giants was a confident mood today as he prepared to send his team against :he Brooklyn Dodgers in a night ame. "And we're not going to let them ret away in this series." " The series is only two games, but ,t's an important one for the Giants — probably far more important than :t is to the BrooKs. i "The fact that our two games in! Pittsburgh were rained out was .1 tough break." said the rookie sklp-j per. "We were just starting to hit." HATS SULLIVAN Arkansas Women Sfarf Match Play TEXARKANA yp; -F Match play starts today in the Arkansas women's golf tournament at the Texarkana Country Club. Mrs. Arthur Dunaway of Con way was medalist in the^ qualifying round yesterday. She 'had an 82. eight strokes above women's par and seven above her Monday practice round but three strokes better than the score of her nearest rival. Mrs. Dunaway, the former Betty Brown of. Texarkana, has been twice runner-up in state tournaments. Texarkana residents took half the 16 positions in the championship flight. Umont Is First Major Ump to Wear Glasses KANSAS CITY (AP) — American League umpire Frank Umont patrolled his second base domain yesterday wearing glasses and became the first major league umpire ever to work a game so equipped. KANSAS CITY W — American League umpire Frank Umont patrolled his second base domain yesterday wearing glasses and became the first major league umpire ever to work a game so equipped. Before you make any cracks, stop to consider: Umont is a six- 'ooter and weighs 218. He was a tackle on the New York Giants pro football team from 1943 to "I just don't think I'll say anything." quoth the 37-year-old um- pire when asked about his cheaters. Charley Berry, veteran American League man in blue who also worked in yesterday's Kansas City-Detroit game, did the explaining: • "It's as simple as this. Prank needed a slight correction for his left eye. So he asked Harridge (President Will Harridge of the American League) if it would be all right to get glasses. Harridse said he believed it would be the right thing to do." Cory Top-Rated in Champions LAS VEGAS. Ncv. (AP) — Golfer Gary Middlecoff remained the favorite to win the $37,500 Tournament of Champions as he and 21 rivals got in final practice rounds today for the start of the event tomorrow. 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