The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 26, 1953
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PRICAY, JUNE 26, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAdE SEVRN Records Expected To Fall at Tonight AAU Track Meet By JERRY MSKA DAYTON, 0. (AP) — At least four meet records are ^expected to wither tonight in the 10-event opening session of the 65th National AAU track and field championships. Nearly 400 of the nation's best exponents of speed, brawn and agility are on hand for the two-day cinder-path carnival at the Dayton High School Stadium. Until whizzing Wes Santce tomorvov: takes a pass at the miracle four-minute mile, interest, will be focused on a likely rewriting of ancient meet marks. This is the first year since 1831 that the AAU meet will be contested over yardage rather than metric distances. As a result, the record- book seems up for grabs. The whopping field Includes 11 of the 13 United States champions in ihe 1952 Oylmpic games and 19 ,of the 22 winners in the 1952 AAU meet at Long Beach, Calif. One of the foremost competitors Durando Meets Top Ranking Middleweight Bout on TV NEW YORK OT—Ernie Durando, probably the hardest puncher in the middleweight divi.'ion, meets Joey Giardello, an up and coming Philadelphia youngster, tonight at Madison Square Garden in the final show of the regular Friday night season. The 10-round match, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CST will be carried on network radio ABC and television NBC. Giardello, 22, is a 1 to 5 favorite. If the bout winds up in a rumpus, it shouldn't surprise Bob Christenberry, chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. Both boys were Involved in Gadren "rhubarbs" last year. Giardello. of course, was mixed up in a controversy over his fight with Billy Graham that finally resulted in a supreme court order voiding Ghiistenberry's reversed decision. Durando was the party of the | second part the night referee Ray Miller was slugged in the Garden ring by Tommy Ryan, then manager of Rocky Castellani. All Durando did was score a T. K. O. over Castellani. The winner of this bout may be a 1964 title challenger for the winner of the Randy Turpin-Bobo Olson bout that probably will be held Aug. 27 In New York. tonight will be Whitfield. 800-meter Olympic champion, who should josl tie the 22-year-old 880 record r.f J :52.6. Whittield may even shoot for the 1:49.2. world mark he shares with England's Sid Wooderson. Then, in the 440-yard run, J. W. Mashburn of Oklahoma or seasoned Herb McKinley, the Jamaica Plash, could shatter the 24-year-old record of :48.4. Shot Record in Danger Another record in jeopardy tonight is the :52.6 for the 440 yard hurdles set 26 years ago. The man to smash it may be Don Smith of Kansas. The field event measuring is the same as it always has been, but a record-shattering shot put may come tonight from defending champion Parry O'Brien, representing the Los Angeles Atheltic Club. O'Brien already has surpassed his c\vn 1952 AAU mark of 51 feet, 4% inches, with a nudge of 58 feet, 7',i inches in the recent NCAA meet. Like Whitfield, O'Brien will be in the market for a new world mark, the present record being the 58-10!i set by Jim Fuchs in 1950. Santee Runs Tomorrow The 100-yard dash also is scheduled tonight with Andy Stanfield, 200; meter AAU champ last year, favored to whip Olympic champ Lindy Remigino. Art Bragg and Jim GoIIiday. Other finals this evening starting at 7 p. m., EST. include the two- e walk, six-mile run, hammer throw and broad jump. Tomorrow's 1 1 - e v e n t program, highlighted by Santee's effort in the mile, includes finals in the 120 high hurdles, two-mile steeplechase, 220 dash, 220 low hurdles, three-mile run, weight throw; hop, step and lump: pole vault, high jump, and discus. Santee already this month has streaked over the mile route in 4:02.4, the fastest any American! ever traveled the distance, and 4:03.7. r RAGS TO RICHES—Billy Loes was a ragsedy-clothnJ high school pitcher, but there's no holes in the young right-hander with the I)nd»crs. (NEA) Arkansas Sportettes Arkansans in Minors Spread Far and Wide By CARL BEl.L LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Keeping up with all Arkansans in minor league baseball virtually is an impossible task. They're scattered throughout the country and in leagues from which records are not available consistently. Horse Racing Pays Off MIAMI (Ft— Florida horse racing this year produced an all-time high of $12,732,351 in revenue for the state. As usual, Hialeah was the largest producer with $5,448,324. Of the state's portion, 62 per cent goes to old age assistance and 38 per cent is equally divided among Florida's 67 counties. Braves 7 BuhS Just Wants to Win -PITTSBURGH I/PI — Although three of his first five victories came on shutouts, rookie pitchei Bob Buhl of the Milwaukee Braves says he doesn't ^are how many hits opposing teams get "as long as we win." After shutting out the Pittsburel Pirates, 8-0, on two hits recentlj young Buhl declared: "I just try to get the batten out of there. I don't care hov, many hits they might get — if the Braves get eough to get more runs." In his Pirate shutout Buhl go three hits himself. Like all hurlers he was almost as proud of them as his victory but said: "I'm not much of a hitter. I guess I was just lucky — but sure like to get those hite." SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start - - 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE.' -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75* CHILDREN -35< But a rather small number of Wonder State lads are doing right well in class AA and AAA ball this summer. Take Mel McGaha, former University of Arkansas all-around athletic star who serves as assistant Razorback basketball coach during the winter months, Mack's .313 batting average has a lot to do with Shreveport's perch atop the Texas League. * • • McGAHA IS at home either in the outfield or at first base and can take a turn at catching if the necessity arises. Also aiding the Shreveport cause is James Martin, a catcher who \vas born at Clarksville and now makes his home at Malvern. Another Arkansan, Eulas Hutson of Atkins, is outflelding for Tulsa this season. Four Arkles are in faster company but aren't doing so well. Everett Kell, another member of the famous Swifton baseball family, is ridinfi the bench about as often as he's playing second base for Ottawa in the International League right now. The trouble: Weak hitting. • * • W'ALLY MOON of Trumann, an outfielder by trade, has been used mostly as a pinch-hitter by Rochester lately. In three pinch appearances last week. Moon delivered once with a double. Also in the International League, pitcher Gerald Fahr from Marmaduke has compiled a 4-4 record with Toronto. Over in the American Association, Marvin Blaylock, Minneapolis first baseman from Ft. Smith, boosted his not-so-hot average considerably last week by cracking out seven hits in 20 times at bat. * * » ODDLV ENOUGH, the double-A circuit closest to home, the Southern Association, has only one Arkansas player this year. He's R. c. Otey, Little Rock second baseman who resides just across the river in North Little Bock. Otey's batting mark, varying around the .260 level, is fourth best among the light- hitting Travelers. The extinct dodo, which was related to pigeons, was somewhat larger'than a turkey. It lived on the island Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Read Courier News Classified Ads. I am Proud to Announce: I am now associated with NOBLE GULL PONTIAC. INC., selling that beautiful new 1953 Pontiac. Come in to see me. H. J. Shaw Babe Wants to Become Symbol of Cancer War Al" Newsfeatures NEWTON, Tex. — Babe Didrickson Zaharias wants to j return to championship golf for one dominating reason: to become a symbol of hope to all cancer victims. The Babe, mightiest woman athlete of them all. is recuperating here from an operation. It cut short her go!£ career just as she was driving back from an operation for hernia. Cancer, and the surpery to halt, its spread, make it uncertain whether Mrs. Zaharias ever will be able to play competitive polf again. "If it's God's will," she says, "I'll play again." But. she adds, she wants the headlines and stories of the future to repeat, again and again, that she is a champion who defeated a disease which holds the world in terror. It was in the spring that the athletic world was shocked by the disclosure that the Babe was suffering from a malignancy that necessitated an operation, she had just won a golf tournament—the Babe Zahurias Open—played in her home town of Beaumont, Tex. But she had been feeling the effecis o? fatigue on the second nine of each rr,,;::d. It wasn't like Babe—the woman who dominated the Olympic games more th»n 20 years ago and has been recognized as the top all-around 1 fcmlnlno American athlete. So she consulted a specialist who told her six had cancer. The operation was performed «t Beaumont. So far as medical expert* can determine now, the disease was stopped and she will be all right. Bight now she want* to help la the world-wide fight against cancer. Regular physical examinations are a necessity, she says. "It's not hard to do and it doesn't take much time," she i»ints out. "And it m»y save a life. I shudder to think what would have happened If my own trouble had not been caught in time." Babe hopes that the possible lor- mation of a Babe Zaharias Cancer Fund will help in the fight. The Aztec Indians used beans for money and slaves could be bought for 100 beans. always have on hand both kinds of Old Sunny Brook— Some guests like the Blend; others like the Straight. } So give your friends this popular choice —both types of Old Sunny Brook! KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY J£ 4< $184 4/5 Qt. OLD n^ n i Sunny Brook (2£u<i/K£> &j~~i£t Ajif»£. BRAND BOTH 86 PROOf. KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS 65X GRAIN NEUTMtl SPIRITS . THE OLD SUNNY BROOK COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, K t N T U C K» POWER! PERFORMANCE! AND LOW PRICE! brive /'/ 3he/ Lew Why botkr -Tor bolhr You Czn'f &ezt a Ponfac OEXEIIAL MOTORS LOWEST PRICER EIGHT fontiac When you first sit behind the wheel of a new Pontinc forget its very low cost and concentrate instead on its performance. Guide it through city traffic and see how its big, high-compression engine gives you amazing get-up-and-g'o. Then take it out on the open r.wd and feel how It provides power to spare. Next, sec how relaxed you are in I'ontiac's roomy, luxurious interior, how easily Pontiac handles, how surefooted it is on any type of road. Add to all this Pontiac's distinctive Dual- Streak beauty and you know you're commanding a car that represents true fine car quality through and through. We suggest you come in and put Pontiac through its paces. We're sur« you'll agree that here's mighty powerful proof that dollar for dollar you can't beat a Pontiac. NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC. 5th & Walnut Blytlicville, Ark.

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