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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 195S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNT! Moore Mauls Maxim. To Keep World Title By BOB MYERS OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Archie Moore of California may be a relic of ring warfare, but he is still the light heavyweight champion of the world. The 36-year-old warrior from San Diego turned back the t h r e a t of Joey Maxim of Cleveland last night, whacking out a unanimous decision in a mauling, bruising 15-round match — Utah's first title show. California Archie, wno lifted the crown from Pal Joey in St. Louis last December ; after campaigning (or 16 years, weighed 173% and Maxim, his 31 - year - old threat, scaled 175. Referee Ray Miller of New York gave it to Moore, 7 rounds to 8 for Maxim and 2 even. Judge Nat Fleischer of New York scored it 8-7 for Moore, and Ken Shulsen, Salt Lake City, gave Moore 8 rounds, Maxim 5 and 2 even. The New York system of round-by- round scoring: was used. No Immediate Plans Moore's immediate plans are in- Johnston, said he had tentative offers for Archie to appear in South America, where he won five fights in 1951, and in San Diego. Maxim left the ring with a couple of eye cuts but neither was serious nor had any effect on the outcome. Maxim seemed to have landed the two hardest punches, both right-hand blows for which he is not famed. But he was unable to hold off the swarming Moore. "Joey was much stronger'than the last time," Moore said later. "He .really was in there trying all the time.' Said Joey: "I wasn't hurt at all. He caught me with a whale of a left. Not the kind that puts you away but makes your head rattle." There were no knockdowns and aside from Joey's slight cuts and an occasional mouth bleed by Moore, no one got hurt. Co-promoter Kenney Mayne reported gate receipts for the. fight would total about $70,000. He said the promotion "missed by about $20,000" but emphasized that "everyone will get paid." He said between 7,000 and 8,000 persons attended the bout. Sports Roundup— Big 3 Ready for Magic Mile By GAYtE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — It is more than likely that the dreamed-of four-minute mile could be run tomorrow if it were possible to bring together Wes Santee, John Landy and Eog- 4 er Bannister in what some inspired historian almost certainly would tag the "Mile of the Century." It Is difficult to doubt that at least one of the great trio, given decent conditions, would rise to the challenge and cross the fabled sonic barrier of foot racing. We know now that it can be "done and that it merely is a matter of when. These reflections arise from the fact that Santee, the greatest miler this country has produced, is making his last big run of the season in the National AAU Meet beginning tomorrow at Dayton, 0. Unfortunately, the two men who might force the Kansas flyer to the four-minute mile goal will be far away and he probably will turn in only a routine t gnmi.i Landy, the Australian with the beautiful, flowing stride, Is attending classes lit Melbourne University. Bannister, England's candidate, Is similarly busy preparing for his medical exams. Hater Still Top Landy, on his record, is the fastest of the three. Last Deo. 14 In Melbourne, against the poorest of competition, he ripped off a mile in four minutes, two and one-fifth seconds. During the following month, similarly unpaced, the olive-skinned Aussie had times of 4:02.4 and 4:04.2,. Santec ran the fastest mile in American history last June 5 in an invitational meet at Compton, Calif., doing the four laps in 4:02.4. Bannister produced his prize effort last May 2 in London when he was timed in 4::03.6. Admittedly, none of the trio has topped Gundar Haegg's world record of 4:01.4, set at Malmo, Sweden, back, in 1945. Some might wonder at al the optimism about getting under four minutes most any day now when Haegg's mark has withstood every assault for eight long years. We're glad you asked that one. Haegg was out there more or less all alone, in a class by himself. Nowhere in the world was there a runner capable of giving him a real contest. If there had been, the Swedish Swift very probably would have been able to clip that final second and a fraction off his finest effort. It is the history of every sport that the champion rises to the heights only when he is pressed. For the first time we now have three authentically great milers competing at the same time. At least two of them, Santee and Landy, are confident that they can, and will, run the classic distance under four minutes. Having A VTO RA CING A T ITS BEST... Classic meet of the motor sports world is the Indianapolis Speedway race'-"auto racing at its best! '41*.®** ** '09 «Ql. watched Landy in action, there isn't a doubt in our mind that he can bridge the remaining gap under pressure. J'here seems to be some chance that the Aussie will come to this country {or a series of indoor races next winter. At least, he said a few weeks ago he was "interested" in such a trip if it could be arranged. If we know our track officials, it can. Homers Jinx Lindell PITTSBURGH (IP) — Johnny Lindell, ex-New York Yankee outfielder who has turned into a knuckleball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is quite an adept hitter but he's beginning to think he's Jinxed when it comes to hitting home runs. In his first game of the year, Lindell hit a homer and lost a 4-2 decision to the Brooklyn Dodgers. On May 29 he smashed another homer — and lost 7-4 to the Dodgers. On both occasions the Brooklyn pitcher was Russ Meyer. FISH STORY — Jim White's lure firmly snagged this 32%pound prize near the tall, but the beauty shook loose.' The big one was hooked again by the Eau "Claire, Wis., angler and landed ah hour and a half later,' shot through the head with a 1 .22-caliber rifle. (NBA) Despite Hand Injury, Snead Is Top Choice CLEVELAND (/P)—Despite an injured hand, Sammy Snead was a red hot favorite today as 118 professionals and 23 amateurs started a 72-hole, four-day scramble for a $15,000 purse over Manakiki Golf Club's 6651-yard par-72 forest-infested layout. J The long-hitting, drawling West Virginian—Just back from a Florida fishing trip—clipped former National Public Links champion Smiley Quick by two strokes with a 67 in a practice round esterday and declared he was ready. Arrayed against Snead ,who has won, everything except the National Open, is an impressive group of golfing talent. The field nicludes such lumin- 80TH 86 PROOF • NEUTRAL SPIRITS KENTUCKY BIENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS 65* GRAIN « THE HILL AND HILL COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. WE MEET ALL PRICES WHOLESALE OR RETAIL HOT or COLD A Slice or a Trueklood Special Prices For Picnics and Parties BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET Main St. BIytheville KNOW qooo WATER HEATER? MV PLUMBER V 2AV2 JJCATMASTER/ CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR OR DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Midsouth Plumbing Supply Co. '(WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY) Rear 213-214 W. Walnut Phone 8353 Haney Can Do Anything He Wants PITTSBURGH (NBA)—Fred Haney, displte a second division team, believes he is better than a lot of big league pilots. "I can do most anything I want to," the Pirate manager explained. "The ciub finished so badly in 1952 that it was wide open for experiments." Haney even uses Vic Janowicz, former Ohio stale All-America halfback, who can't be farmed out be- cause he's a bonus player. "Getting through a National League g;>me is tougher than cracking tlic Michigan line," quipped Catcher Jancnvk'K. The field includes such lumin- champions Lawson Little, Billy Burke, Gary Middlecoff and Julius Boros; National Public Links ex- kings Quick and Al Leach; former Amateur chompkms Little and Skee Rlegel; PGA victors Jim Truenesa, Jim Perricr and Denny Shute and former Intercollegiate champions Freddy Haas and Earl Stewart. The field plays 18 holes today | and tomorrow with the 50 low scor-1 ers continuing Saturday and Sun-j day. I NOTICE In (he Probate Court of Misslsslp- ])i County, Chicliasawba District, Arkansas. In the Matter of the Estate of Amie LaFurlette, deceased Last known nddre.'S of decedent: Route No. 3, Box 276, BIytheville. Arkansas. Date of death; May 14, 1953 An Instrument dated December 4, 1943, was on the 17lh day of June, 1953, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executor thereunder. A contL^t of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law, All persons having claims again.si the estate must exhibit them, duly | This notice first published U verified, to the undersigned wilhin "' six months from the dale oi the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. of June, 1953. John LaFarlettf. Execute* Route No. 3, Box 278, Blythcvme, Ark. Keck & Partlow, attyi. ..8I18-2J INSECT DAMAGE TO CROPS? We offer to the farmers free field inspection for Thrips, Army Worms, Red Spider, and other insect damage. The BIytheville Soybean Corporation has engaged a qualified entomologist to make inspections and recommendations. If you have insect or poison problems, feel free to call on us at any time. BIytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phones 6856 — 6957 — 6858 Headquarters for Toxaphcne, DOT and Other Poisons. 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