The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 19, 1953 · Page 5
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 106.1 ni.YTHEVIT.r.K (ARK.) COURIER NKWS PACK FIVB 0/son Solid 3-1 Favorite To Win American Crown By JACK HAND , NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Turpin's fall Work will he cut out for him tonight at Madison Square Garden when Carl Bobo OlRon meets Paddy Y o n n g for the American middleweight title and the right to fight the Britisher for the world title in August. Olson. Hawallan-bovn San Fran- ] French fighters. Mis punches do oisco boxer; rales a solid 3 to I'not carry the r.ing of a Din-undo favorite over the rugged Irishman [but they have knocked out 25 oppo- from New York's Greenwich Vil- : nents, four more than Young. In fuel, Olson may be the j Within the last 13 months Olson choice over Turptn if he gets past sacldle-nosed Paddy. The pick here is Olson despite the ever-present *•••. danger in Young's left hook. The la-round match, scheduled for 9: :00 p. m. (EST) will be shot across the nation on television <NBC) and radio (ABO for a $50,000 fee. Each fighter gets 30 stopped Walter Cnrtier, Gene Hair- ston and Lee Sala. Ttvo judges and a referee Experiments Ended, Hodges Again Swings Booming Bat Hy JOHN McCALUIM NKA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — They were dangerously close to writing off Gilbert Ray Hodges as a washout. Accounts of a protracted score the fieln on a round basis, j batting slump road like an using tcm. a supplementary point sys- Kentucky Growing Into Fisherman's Paradise Faddy Young 1 per cent of the TV cash and the estimated $35.000 that 9,000 fans nre expected to pay at the box office. Turpln Uninjured If Olson wins as the odds Indicate, there may be some difficulty roping him for the proposed Aug. 27 New York date with Turpln. The International Boxing Club has Turpin signed but the match hasn't been completed on this end. The IBC Is waiting for the result be• fore making any move. But they do have the ace card—Turpln, who, Incidentally was not Injured In that auco accident In Britain. Sid Flaherty, Olson's manager, said the other day he preferred San Francisco or even London as a site fpr a Turpin bout rather than New York. He doesn't think holding the Young 1 match in New York is a good deal for him. The Young camp was amused by Flaherty's remarks. All along they scoffed at the topheavy odds. They assure Flaherty he need not worry about the site of any August match. "Paddy will wear anybody down," said Harry Stickevers, his manager. "He'll do all the forcing, Olson will counter and Paddy will counter right back. Those odds are all wrong." 25 Knockouts Young, a converted southpaw. Is a pood solid puncher with a left hook. He boxes better than many think, throwing a stinging jab. The hook to the body is his best punch. he takes a good wallop, fights back and comes strong in the late rounds. The bflldish Olson, also 24, is a good boxer with an awkward bu! effective style. He holds his hands close together, sticking out his elbows to block punches like the INSULATION For cool comfort, this summer, have your home Insulated by Home Service Co. Now. Furniture Storage Public Hauling Moving Pick Up & Delivery Home Service Co. Bill WnndcrLlch 505 8, 2lst Ph. SMS Ry AL McCLANE Fishinr Editor If you've never been to the races, suh, then pull out your form sheet while I do a little prognosticating about the fastest track in the land — Kentucky's black bass ponds. Ever since the Army Corps of Engineers settled In Kentucky, fish ponds have been springing up all over the state. And I've seen most of them on a 600-mile jaunt with a savvy guy named Punk Peace. The formula for making good fishing is simple. Take one big river, build a dam. then wait for the water to laf lip the mountainsides and grow fertile. That's what happened to the 101- mile long Cumberland River where (here are plenty of black bass up to three pounds in weight. Right now, Cumberland is just getting prime for top drawer fishing. ,md I predict that during the next hree years it's going to rate among 'he big names in bassdom. , Kentucky's Governor Wether by, incidentally, is an ardent fisherman. He's hotter than a stove lid with he casting stick, and crawling out of the sack at 2 a.m. to get a few icks on the pond hasn't affected the iffalrs of state. In fact, he is the prime mover in back of Kentucky's growing tourist rade. Pish and Wildlife Commissioner Earl Wallace Joined us at dinner he other night- and over a platter fried chicken he announced that hi. Elkhorn River was "coming ick." Pollution and improper flood con- trol have kept the Elkhorn nearly barren for years. The stream is as traditional as bourbon and branch water — the testing ground of our first American bait casting reel, the haunt of Meek, Milam, Talbot, and Harden. Nor if somebody wants to build a new dam , . . (Distributed by NEA Service) obit. Uke Mark Twain, however, Gil l-jodtfes could have retorted, ''The report of my death is greatly exaggerated." The big BrooKiyn first baseman said it with his booming bat. The awesome resurgence of Hodges—he hit game-winning homo runs and baited .439 lifting his average from .178 to .291—brought reporters from all over to pepper him *Uh questions. During that streak, the Dodgers won 15 of 18. What was the query most often asked of Hodges? "What got Into me? Why did I suddenly start to hit?" he replies. '•That I don't really know. Maybe it was a combination of things. "The fanr; stuck with me. Not once did they boo me. That's good for morale." Flatbiish long has been noted lor that. There the faithful go for f players with n physical shortcoming or otherwise suffering from the shorts. Starting with Uncle Wilbert Robinson t the famous manager who let ta.xicab drivers name his pitchers, a long line could lie named—Johnny Cooney, Bnbe Herman, Lefty O'Doul and Dixie Walker, among them. Hodges admits that sitting out games after being*benched helped.. Bob (Red) Wilson, rookie catoher for (he Chicago White Sox, was an athletic star at the University of Wisconsin, In football he was a- line-backer and was voted the most valuable player in the eWstern Conference In 1949. Gil Hodge* much. That was one of his sore spoU. "I have no idea why I struck out so often," he says. "Perhaps I was wrong, but I'd see one of our hitters lake an outside pitch and it was ball four. I'd take what looked to me like the .same pitch and it I took stock of other hitters, ] was strike three." studied styles," he explains. "The.result was that I changed my sta nee slightly, nudged closer to the plate using a lighter bat," For a while, Hodges didn't know which end was up. He's been in a lot of slumps, but this one was the longest and worst. "But that's the way I hit." he says, "hot and cold." The experiments have ended, however, and Hodges Is again himself and swinging away. 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