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Blytheville, Arkansas
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Not Much Room for Rookies With Trade-Happy Chisox ** * * * * * * Only 12 Listed on Spring Training Roster By JOE REICIILER ' . • NEW YORK (AP) — Trader Frank Lane is so busy making multiple trades with rival major league clubs that he simply has little room on his Chicago White Sox roster for minor league hopefuls. ' As a result only a dozen rookies will'be on hand at the White Sox training quarters in Tampa next March. $ju Ljeorcje C lark Courier News Sports Editor Basketball's Bonus Rule Causes Big Stir as Scoreboards Click Now that Bowden Wyatt has Tennessee tags on his new Cadillac and Arkansas folks are munching mournfully on the bill of sale, probably the jnbst controversial thing in the world of sports at the moment is basketball's newest little darling — the so-called "bonus rule." Just in case you are not hep to the latest innovation to the rules of round ball, let's attempt to define the regulaion which Is being looked upon by the dribble daddies as an ugly little monster with a pointed head and four T-shaped flames shooting a regulation ears with green from its mouth. The bonus rule is that, according to its authors, was designed to curtail unnecessary fouling. It gets its name from the 'fact that it places a bonus on accuracy from the free throw line. Under the rule if a player makes the first free throw, he is awarded a second as a bonus. The rule actually Is an exact reverse of last year's much^cussed one-and-one regulation which allowed a second free throw only if the first one was missed. Why do coaches look at the rule with thoughts generally reserved for mothers-in-law, and income tax collectors? Well, the reasons are numerous but the main ones.are: (1) the rule is taking from the game the hustle and spirit that has made it America's No. 1 indoor sport; (2) under the ibonus rule basketball is heading into the same specialization rut 'as two platoon football; (3) entirely too much time is spent at the free throw line and (4) the rule applies so much of a premium on foul shooting that the one-point free throw is replacing the two-point field goal in importance. And, we might add, their arguments are pretty sound. Let's take a case close to home as a "for instance." The Leachvllle-Jonesboro game in the Northeast Arkansas tournament last week was won by Leachville 83-68. But the Lions picked up 49 of their points at the free throw line while the two teams were just about even in the number of successful field goals. And to cite more recent cases, Duke beat Clemson 75-66 Tuesday night but had only a 25-24 successful field goal edge; Yale Brown 73-63 but speaking beat 26-25 and Seton Hall outscored Wake Forest 23-21 from the field but lost the game at the free throw line 71-63. Moose Krause, Notre Dame's athletic director, is one of the most out-spoken opponents of the bonus rule — throw rule, just for about any free that matter. In fact, Moose came up with a plan recently that would do away with all free Ehrow shooting during a regulation basketball contest. And we must admit that, after careful consideration, the idea isn't as screwy as it sounds. What Moose says he would like to see done is this: all free shooting be cut out of the regular game. A check would be kept on the fouls and then at the end of the game the teams could do either, of two things — state a free throw shooting contest or add up the fouls at the end of each half and shoot the difference. In other words if Team A had 25 fouls and Team B 30 at the end of the first half. Team A would shoot 5 free throws. If nothing else, such a rule would add suspense to most games. But it's our guess that the rules makers wouldn't think of allowing an un-confusing rule change . . . • * * Speaking of basketball rules changes, Dyess Coach Tom Parks. says he's 100 per cent in favor oi a rule prohibiting dribbling In front! court t . . Tom points out that, ! particularly in high schools, drib-i bling has become too much of a fad and a rule prohibiting it is about the only way it is going to be curtailed. "Kids just don't seem to realize that you can move the ball twice as far and twice as fast by passing it," Tom moaned. "They like to bounce that ball. It doesn't make any difference where on the court they are or what the situation is, they've got to bounce'it." . . . Tom says he's been thinking about trying to lick the dribbling problem ^. u ,,.. .„ „., ~r- D field by placing a ban on dribbling of goal-wise Brown finished ahead I any form in his practice sessions. Athletics' Park Remodeling Is Moving Ahead KANSAS CITY </P) — Sidewalk superintendents may be worrying about the progress on the Kansas City Athletics' baseball park but the construction officials aren't— even though at present it looks something like the ruins of an ancient amphitheater. The park—now known as the Kansas City Municipal Stadium- is being remodeled to seat 36,000. It used to hold 17,000. The construction officials said yesterday the job .is progressing on schedule with April 1 still the completion date for all major work. The 1 Athletics play their opening game here April 12. Saddler Agrees To Title Defense NEW YORK <ypi— Sundy Saddler has agreed to take his featherweight title out of tht deep freeze for a Feb. ^25 defense against. Red Top Davis at Madison Square Garden. ' Saddler hasn't given anybody a crack at the crown since the September night in 1951 when Willie Pep "quit " in the other corner, a • ninth-round TKO victim. Of course, Sandy was in the Army for two years and didn't get out until . last April. --. Davis, veteran of 107 fights with a 58-47-2 record, is 31, three years older' than the champion, who has a gaudy 137-12-2 career mark for 151 fights. Sandy has knocked out 97 opponents including Pep three times. Contracts will be signed Inter but the two managers have a verbal agreement with the International Boxing Club. Sandy will get 40 per cent mid most of the TV cash. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED,PRESS Cleveland — Rocky Castfillnni, 159'/a, Cleveland, outpointed Holly Mims, 1651/2, Washington, 12. , Tokyo — Tanny Cnvnpo, U2, the Philippines, outpointed Hlroyukl Tozakl, 112. Jnpan, 12, for Orient flyweight title. Caruthersville B Team Wins CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville High School B team defeated Steele's reserves 6?-43 and the Steele junior high cagers beat" Caruthersville's juniors 36-22 in games played here last night. Although Steele lost the B game the Bulldogs' Trowbridge was high point man with 26 points. Logan Cook was high for the Tigers with 19. Caruthersville had a 3-point 24-21 margin at the half but pushed far ahead in the .fourth quarter. Breedlove was high for Steele in the junior contest with 9 points while Mitchell and Grooms led Caruthersville with 4 points each. Matthews' Job Carries Weight AP Ncwsfcaturcs SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Ed Mathews, th". Milwaukee Braves' third baseman who hit 47 homers in 1953 but fell to 40 in 1954, apparently has learned his lesson about reporting for spring training near playing weight. When Mathews turned up at Bradenton, Pia., last spring he weighed 215 pounds and had to take ofl 20 pounds. He has written Joe Taylor, Braves' assistant trainer, that he now Is at playing weight of 195 pounds. Working '" a Iocfll lumber yard Is keeping Mathews In shape during the winter months. Arkansas A&M Defeats Hendrix MONTECELLO, Ark. (tf>j— Arkansas A&M defeated Hendrix 79-68 in nn Arkansas Intcrcollcgc Conference basketball game hern last night. Chfirlns Hicks and Phil Tuthore topped the scoring for Hendrix with 21 points each, A&M's high point man was Johnny Schlsler with 18 Detroit Lion tackle Lou Creek- niur ha«n't missed a. game—cxhlbl- llon, Iciiftm- or championship—since he joined the (quad in 1950, Several outstanding prospects adorn the small group of newcomers, however. These include pitchers Connie Johnson, Dick Donovan, catcher EarP Battey, outfielder Ed white and .infielders Jim Marshall, Stan Jolc and Joe Kirrene. Lane is most enthusiastic about the possibilities of Johnson, the towering Negro righthander who posted a 17-8 record at Toronto last year. According to the ( Sox energetic general manager, Johnson finally has learned to pitch at the age of 32. Lane also thinks Donovan, 18-8 at Atlanta and Bill Fischer, 14-12 at Memphis, will make the club. "Pitching has been our strongest department for the last four years," he said, "and our staff looks even'stronger for 1955. With the addition of Johnson, Donovan and Fischer from the minors and the acquisition of Ted Gray, Bob Chakales and Al Brazle from other big league clubs, we can challenge both Cleveland and New York in quantity as well as quality." Marshall Is the 22-year-old first baseman for whom Oakland asked $100.000 a year ago. The White j Sox got him for much less last fall after he had topped the Pacific Coast League with 31 homers and 123 runs batted in while hitting .285. Kirrene, a 23-year-old third baseman, came out of the Army to lead the Western League with a .343 batting average at Colorado Springs. Pitching Strong Point Another third base candidate will be 28-year-old Stan Jok, former Philadelphia property, who batted .307 at Memphis with 17 homers and 85 rbis. Infielder Earl York, who hit .250 at Oklahoma City, comes up for a third trial. White, 28, will be one of three freshman outfielders in camp. His .314 average, 23 homers and 95 runs batted in at Memphis look impressive. Battey is the young Negro catcher who came unheralded into the Sox camp last spring and won the admiration of practically every visitor with his lusty hitting. Only 20, Batted sported a .282 batting average at Waterloo In his first professional season last year. He had 11 homers and 67 runs batted in. NOTHING LIKE THIS — UCLA and Ohio .State were adjudged the best college football teams in the country the past season, but neither Red Sanders nor Woody Hayes had as many trophies tossed' his way as did Penn Stale's Rip Engle at a manufacturers' exhibit during. the National Col- jeciate Athletic Association Convention m New York. Tossing the silver around are Frank Kavanagh, left, Cornell trainer, and Herman Hickman, former Yale coach. (NBA) Sports Roundup— DiAAag Is Hall of Fame Cinch By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The greatest all-around baseball player these eyes have ever fast-1 by ^ v j pl ^^ is ^ es ™ enr ™""' 8 fo°" ened upon, Joseph Paul DiMaggio, appears certain to be voted into the game's Hall of. Fame j O j Caruthersville in a 137-pound at Cooperstown in the annual balloting among members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. now: novice bout. Leroy Andrews, cana- in progress. - . '"" " " Caruthersville Boxers Win at Sikeston, Cape By SONNY SANDERS Courier Newi Correspondent SIKESTON, Mo. — Caruthersville Golden Glovers won four of 11 boxing matches in the preliminaries of the Sikeston tournament here last night. At the same time, three Caruthersville boxers won bouts in the finals of the Cape Girardeau tournament while one lost. All the winners at Stkeston and Cape will compete in the semi-finals of the Sikeston tournament tonight along with other Sikeston fighters who did not have opponents In last night's opening competition. Eddie Hall. Caruthersville Negro won a unanimous decision over my Gray, Sikeston Negro, in a 118 pound novice scrap. Curtis Jackson of Caruthetsville won 'a nuanimous decision over David Lewis, Sikeston Negro in a 110 pound sub-novice fight. / Wins By Defeat Louis Cook, of Caruthersville, won by default over Theodore Wilson, Caruthersville Negro in a 137-pound novice match. Arthur Pinson, Sikeston Negro, won by a TKO over Henry Dunbar, Caruthersville Negro in the third round of a 175-pound novice contest. Franklin Howard, Sikeston Negro, won by a TKO in the first round over Steve Sheppard. Caruthersville Ne- j gro in a. 137-pound novice match. Mims-Castellani Bout Ends in Big Rhubarb By BILL S'EWKIRK CLEVELAND (AP) — Rocky Castellani's unanimous decision over Holly Mims last night almost carried over into a dressing room rematch as the Mims' entourage burst into the winner's quarters screaming various versions of "we was robbed." Castellani had been louuging : his robe. His eyes widened prise, and then he lunged feet, fists clenched, and rr in flat, cold tones: "I'll show 'em who won it." Quick grabs by Castellani's trainers stopped what might very well have become a free-for-all, out of sight of the 5,348 fans in the arena .nd the television viewers who •4- The tall, sometimes morose figure who wrote his name indelibly into the books as a member of the New York Yankees in the years from 1936 through 1951 finished a strong fourth in the voting a year ago, when Rabbit Maranville, Bill Dickey and Bill Terry-were elected to the shrine. He scarcely can fail to go in by a whopping plurality this time. Should Have Made It Actually, the great center fielder should have joined the immortals last year, for he was a mightier star than any of the three who t in sur- 1 i / A A L31 Weaver May Talk with U.A. Officials Today watched the 12-round middleweight bout. Said He Was Butted Mims, along with Nick Trottao and Mays, Gomez Friends Again After Fight SAN JUAN, P. .R .(-f) — Usually affable Willie Mays and Ruben Gomez, key players in the New York j Giants' drive to the world cham-1 pionship last fall, apparently were | on good terms today after a fist! fight. The two players, members of the Santurce club of the Puerto Rican League, engaged in fisticuffs during a practice session Tuesday. Mays knocked Gomez down before other players stopped the squabble. But today both players refused to discuss the incident and teammates said they had shaken hands. '•There's nothing to it." said Gomez. "We both consider the case closed and are good friends." Newspaper reports said Gomez attempted to intervene in a scrap between Mays and batting practice pitcher Milton Ralat. Mays mistook Gomez's intentions and threw a punch, knocking the Giants' right-hander down. Swim Record Broken Again COPPEYVILLE, Kas. Itf) — For the second time in a week, 17-year- old Ted Scherer of Coffeyville has broken the national interscholastic record for the 100-yard breast stroke. The high school senior swam the distance In a 20-yard pool in 1:00.5 as Coffeyville defeated WyandoLte, 50-16, in a dual meet,last night. The time was a full second faster than Scherer turned in against Wichita East last week. The National Interscholastic In Osceola . . . You may buy the Courier News at Cramer's Cafe and Reidy Drugs his manager his trainers claimed that Castellani butted him in the clinches and rubbed him on the ropes, Castellani's manager Al Naiman said later the rhubarb "was only the result of the heat of battle, and disappointment." "They amn't reall\ f mean it. Everything's ironed out now. Everybody's happy." Castellani's victory, which probably earned him another crack at Bobo Olson's middleweight crown, was fairly impressive. He let Minu take the offensive in the early rounds, but outboxed him all the way and dumped him to the canvas for a mandatory eight count in the eighth round with a hard left hook. After the fight, Al Naiman, Castellani's manage'r, said Olson "has definitely agreed to fight Rocky within the next 90 days." "Maybe," qualified Olson's manager Sid Flaherty, who sat with the champion at ringside and watched the fight. But Flaherty con ceded thflt the only major obstacles in the way were arrangements, "money for instance." The 27-year-old Castellani. at ISO 1 ^, was four pounds heavier than Mims, 25, in last night's fray. He was rated No. 2 among middleweight contenders, behind Joey Giardello, while Mims was No. 3. Castellani fights out of Cleveland. Mims is from Washington, D. C. LITTLE ROCK wi—The expected conference between Texas Tech's DeWitt Weaver and University of Arkansas officials'may take place today or tomorrow. Weaver indicated in a statement at Lubbock, Tex. Weaver said that his plans for consulting with U of A officials about the vacant Razorbacks coaching job were indefinte, but he said, "I'm Interested in the job, you can say I'm very interested, but that is about all I can say right now" Weaver said yesterday afternoon that he didn't know yet whether he would be able to "get away from here tomorrow (Thursdayj or not." Harrison Teams Win Two Games Harrison High School's basketball teams won a pair of garner from Ripley, Tenn., last night at the Harrison gym. The Harrison girls won by a Automatic Oirrfrol! Swimming Assn. has recognized Scherer's best time of last year, j 1:01.9, as the record. Adams Appliance Co. Inc. "Wishing Around Arkansas' H 8YJOEMARSH Arkansas County Historic Arkansas Post Moil Arkanians know that Arkan- ias County ii considered ilif wild duck capital of the nation ami the State's rice center. But I'll bci not many know that the firs! white settlement in our state wai founded at Arkansas Poll by DcTonii in 1686 in what it now Ark.iniai County. John Law, the Iflih faifurv promoter, tried to colormc a French duchy there in 1719. Arkansas POH was humming in 1810, the year the state became a territory. Arkansas County is rich in tradition as well as rice and clucks. The American brewing induMry also is rich in tradition. And American brcwcn buy more than $3 million worth of Arkaimt rice annually, jo you set that when Arkamans have legal beer and xlc at home or in clean, wholesome f«ifps or lavcrns, they are adding to their enjoyment as well ai consuming beverages made from Arkansas products./ ', 195$. Vnittd Slant Bun, F«»njnli«n, liti.. Mnut limM luiUin, Lillli Koit, Ml' At The First Sign—Get BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT lou Negro, won a unanimous decision over Max Sharp, Caruthersville Negro in a 137-pound novice bout. Lavelle Siggers of Sikeston, won a unanimous decision over Lenwood Fields, Caruthersville Negro, in a lS6-pound novice bout. John McClellan. Sikeston Negro, took a split decision from Jimmy French of Caruthersville in a 112-pound novice match. Jerry Vanover of Sikeston deci- sioned Fay Causey, Caruthersville Negro in an 85 pound sub-novice fight'. 3 Win At Cape In the Cape Girardeau tournament 176-pound Caruthersville Negro, Cape Girardeau but no decision nn* dered. Diaz was champion In hie division at at. Louis tournament Urt year. The three winner* and Owens wll receive golden glove jackets from the Cape Girardeau Junior Chamber of Commerce which sponsored th» tournament. were named, but sentiment appar-; Roosevelt Jones 180-pound Caruth- ently forced him to wait his turn, i ersville Negro, decisioned his oppon- Realizing that DiMaggio was a' ent. cinch to reach the hall eventually, ! Roosevelt Hall, 180 pound Cama certain number of veteran writers evidently preferred to stack thersville Negro won in his match as did Willie Chambers, 135-pound Committee Gets Wyatt Censure Senators' Resolution Expected to Meet Plenty of Opposition LITTLE ROCK (0 — A censure resolution against former Arkansas football coach Bowden Wyatfc has gone to the resolutions committee, with promise that it will have plenty of opposition when it returns to the floor of the Arkansas Senate. Four Senators introduced a resolution demanding that the Senate censure Wyatt for breaking his contract with the University of Arkansas to become head football coach at the University of Tennessee. Wyatt's Arkansas contract had three years to run when he quit to go to his alma mater. The resolution, sponsored by Sens. Guy Jones of Conway, Fletcher Long of Forrest City, Robert H. Williams of RussellviUe and Roy Milum of Harrison, first was placed on the calendar without objection. Then Sen. Oliver R. Williams of Sheridan objected, saying "Arkansas is trying to hire a new football coach and this thing: could hurt them." Sen. Max Howell of Little R«ck moved that it be sent to the resolutions committee and the motion was adopted by voice vote. However, there were dissenting: their votes in such a way as to Caruthersville Negro, make sure their olden idols got in Hugh Robinson, 112-pounder from before they could be forgotten by Caruthersville, last a split decision | votes cast on tne mo ti on a younger generation of experts. 1 in his match. Th f senators asked Needed 189 Votes In an exhibition bout Floyd Owens, ine lour senalors a6tea A total of 252 writers cast ballots last year, each of them nominating 10 players. To be elected to the shrine, it is necessary that a player's name appear .upon at least 75 per cent of the ballots. Thus, 139 votes were required for election. Maranville received 209, Dickey 202 and Terry 195. DiMaggio fell short with 175. Next to him was Ted Lyons, the famous pitcher of the Chicago White Sox from 19*4 through '42, with 170 votes. Pirtsburq State Gets 2nd Win 21-19 score and the boys, with Flowers scoring 31 points, were victorious 70-60. Saturday the Dragons go to Wynne for two games. ATCHTSON. State scored i tory in as many starts last night by downing St. Benedict's, 68-57, i in a Central Conference basketball game. It was St. back agains Kas. (.fl — Fitteburg ts second league vic- Benedict's third set- victories. Bruce Palmer of Fittsburg was high scorer with 25 points, hitting 17 or 18 free throw attempts. Leroy Roberts paced the losers with 17. th«t Wyatt be censured "for his act of faithlessness, disloyalty and lack of consideration for the people of Arkansas in breaking his contract with the University." Meanwhile, there were rumors that Wyatt will return the Cadillac and cash that admiring" fans gave him after last season's championship team. The FayetteviHe newspaper, the Northwest Arkansas Times, said Wyatt had not cashed a $5,000 check received from fans, and might return the check and -the car. Arkansas fans donated ' $20,30* to an "appreciation fund" to buy the car and provide him and his staff with a cash bonus. SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty women — and men, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE.' .' Want ads in this paper an a market place for everything you want to buy/ sell, or swap and — for expert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. . . . we will help you write the Ad! Ads placed' before S p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when a<j« must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS f

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