The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 17, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY IT. 1MB Osceola Golden Gloves Tourney Opens Tonight Week Long Action to Start at 8 OSCEOLA — The Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Tournament will get underway tonight at-8:00 in the Osceola High School Gymnasium. Weighing in of the fighters is taking place this afternoon and as soon as all fighters are weighed in and examined the tournament officials will match the fighters. _ .—__"_ T-+ The fight nights scheduled are tonight, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. The winners of the tournament in Osceola will go to the Mid-South Tournament in February. Large Turnout Expected Fight officials of the NBA Tournament are expecting a record turn out of fighters and fight fans since Caruthersville Glovers Receive Team Trophy By SONNY SANDERS SIKESTON, Mo. — The team award trophy for the Sikeslon Golden Gloves tournament was presented to the Caruthersville boxing club. John Marshall, of the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce, presented the trophy to Kenneth Cunningham, of the Caruthersville Junior Chamber, here Sunday morning. Gloves team award will be publicly displayed in various Caruthersville business establishments as long as the traveling trophy is held by the Caruthersville boxing group. Golden The Jaycees sponsor Gloves, in both cities. Although it was announced after Friday night's finals in the Sikeston tournament that Sikeston had won the trophy for the third year, it was laler decided a visiting team should receive it and Caruthersville was the likely choice, Marshall said. Off to St. Louis .After the presentation, nine Ca- ruthersvile boxers along with 15 from Sikeston left at 6:30 a.m. by cars for St. Louis where they will participate in the three-day preliminaries of the Tournament of Champions there. The preliminaries get underway at 7 tonight at Kiel Auditorium. Among Caruthersville Golden Glovers that are in St. Louis today for the tournament are Hugh Robertson, Gordon French, Tnlmadge McCoy, Curtis Jackson and Clark Stone. Caruthersville Negroes scheduled to participate in the tourney are Eoosevelt Jones, Roy Smith, Steve Sheppard and WiUie Chambers. Two other Negroes had been selected to compete in the tourney but failed to make connections to leave Caruthersville Sunday morn- Ing. To Display Award Kenneth Cunningham will stay with the boys while they are in St. Louis. Cars taken to St. Louis were driven by one Caruthersville Jaycee, Marcus Laud:, and five Sikeston Jaycees. Lauck returned late Sunday from St. Louis as he had to be in Caruthersville Monday because of business reasons. Al Lawrence, secretary of the Caruthersville Jaycees, said Sunday afternoon that the Sikeston Golden Middlecoff Wins Bing Crosby Play PEBBLE BEACH, Calif, iff)— The wandering golfers abandoned the picturesque Monterey peninsula country today, some pleased, many disappointed and doubtless the happiest guy of all was Gary Middlecoff. The 34-year-old 1949 National Open champion captured the big share of the $15,000 purse offered by singer Bing Crosby for his 14th annual pro-amateur golfing clambake. The race for the $2,500 prize offered the low scoring professionals wasn't even close when the payoff came in the wind swept late afternoon yesterday. It was Middlecoff by four large strokes—a one-under pair 71 for his final thrust, and a 209 for a 54- hole total fashioned from a pair of 69s in the first two rounds. The nearest to the one-time dentist of Memphis, now from Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., was another ex- United States Open titleholder, Julius Boros, with 70-71-72—213, and a comparative newcomer, Paul Mc- Gmuire of Wichita, Kan., with 75-70—213—and $1,250 to each. there will be plenty of towns represented in the rights. Among the towns who have indicated they will appear on the scene are: Osceola, Blytheville. Luxora, Burdette, Caraway, Black Oak, Trumann, Earle, Keiser, Shawnee, Wilson, Dyess and Leachville in this immediate area. There are several towns expected to come in outside of this area which should give fight fans plenty of action. 15 from Earle Jack Brawtey, Earle boxing coach, is bringing in about 15 fighters and has indicated this is the top crew he has worked with in his Golden Glove experience. One of the outstanding boxing names in the Golden Gloves picture in the past will be missing for the first time as Pete Mead, former professional fighter, has moved to Michigan and will not have charge of the Trumann delegation; however, Trumann will be represented with several fighters, among them 'Little" Mead, a 135 open fighter who has demonstrated his ability in the past. The tournament is under the sponsorship of Osceola High School but it will be run off under the immediate supervision of the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Mid- South Golden Gloves Committee. As usual, the boxers will be paired off into two classes—open and novice. The open class will be composed of fighters who have won previous tournament titles while the novice class will be made up of young fighters who have had little or no previous Golden Gloves tournament experience. No Fights Tuesday Because of a conflict with high school basketball activity in the area, no fights will be held on Tuesday and Friday nights, tournament officials have announced. The Northeast Arkansas tournament annually is one of the top sporting events in this area. Large crowds of fight fans are expected to fill Osceola's gym at each session to see action. the young boxers in Sports Roundup— Now Cards Are Getting Into Act By GAl'LE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Here we go again. Now it is the St. Louis Cardinals who are pulling down the lofty screen in their Busch Stadium right field so that Stan Alusial, their great southpaw swinger, can take aim at Babe Ruth's home run record and, just possibly, draw a few thousand extra customers into the joint. NOVICE HOPEFUL — Ed Weldon, a novice welterweight, is a member of the Osceola boxing team which will see action in the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament in Osceola this week. Weldon is a 141-pounder with little previous Oolden Gloves experience. The tournament gets underway at 8 tonight. (Courier News Photo) Santee to Try Luck At Indoor Running LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Santee, thwarted twice this year by the weather in proposed assaults on the 4-minute mile, turns his flying feet to the indoor tracks this week. ALL ABOARD — Mary Ray Fearon, left, and Oralee Kicwit are set for surf boarding off Honolulu's Waikiki Beach. The sun couldn't have found a prettier oair to shine on (NKA X With all the regulations that have been drawn up over the years to govern every other phase of the game, it .seems remarkable that there is nothing whatever in the books saying what a club owner may or may not do with respect to altering- the dimensions of his park. Cincinnati announced earlier that it. was taking a tuck in the right barrier at Crosley Field for the benefit of its home run knocker, Ted Kluszewski. The right foul line at Busch Stadium stretches 310 feet, which is n reasonable length, but a pavilion cuts straight across the field at right angles so that in right-center the distance from home plate still is a highly inviting 254 feet. For the past .25 years this shooUng gallery has been shielded by a .screen 33 feet high, and many is the double that has bounced off its face. From now on they win be homers. There may be one bit of justification for removing the screen It wasn't there in 1927, the year Ruth hung up his record 60, and the book shows that four of the Babe's blows were made in St. Louis. It doesn't say whether they banged into the pavilion or cleared the roof. ery game I work behind the plate," Bill said one spring in Florida. 'I know what the batters can hit and what they can't, so I find myself thinking that if I was pitching to this bird I'd hand him a curve, lo\v and on the outside, and then watching to see if that's what comes over. It's a double strain." He leaves the Los Angeles rain and chill for Philadelphia where he is scheduled to run Frday night in the Philadelphia Inquirer meet. The next night he is due to appear in the Washington Star meet in the Capital. Rained Out The fleet Kansan not only couldn't try for a record mile yesterday but couldn't run a mile at all. Rain Saturday night and yesterday left the Los Angeles Coliseum cinder track looking like a lake, with muddy islands. Therefore the proposed feature prelude to the Pro Bowl football me was cancelled and Santee and two others ran an exhibition half mile on turf just inside the track curb. Friendly Affair It was a friendly affair, with a chummy finish in a triple dead heat in 1:58.8. Santee took the early lead. Bob McMillan, former Occidental College star now in the Army stationed at the University of Maryland, caught Santee at the end of* the first lap, run in 57.5 seconds, with Jim Terrill of Occidental, third. On the back stretch of the last lap Terrill made a bid and all three [were bunched on the last turn. Terrill faded a bit and the others obviously reined up a little to make it a blanket finish. Under the miserable conditions, there wasn't even a finish line tape to break. WES SANTEE Harrison Teams Split Twin Bill Harrison High School split a j doubleheader with Wynne teams at Wynne Saturday night. , The Harrison girls were victorious 31-17 but the boys lost 59-63. Tomorrow night the Harrison teams will play Marion in the Harrison gym. "Pitched" Every Game Bill Dinneen, the veteran American League umpire who died the other day at the age of 78, always claimed that a former pitcher, such as he was, worked twice as hard calling balls and strikes as, say, an infielder who donned the blue suit after his playing days were over. "I .still find my.self pitching ev- Winter Meeting OfAAUIsSet LITTLE ROCK WP>—The Arkansas Amateur Athletic Union will hold its annual mid-winter meeting here Sunday. A. A. 1j. ^resident l-ted B. Warner said rules, sites and dates for various champioaship events this year will be fixed in committee meetings. Vicksburg Gets CSL Franchise VICKSBURG. Miss. </R—Vicksburg has been approved as a replacement for Meridian in the Class C Cotton States Baseball Le.'isue. The franchise was awarded Vicksburg at a league meeting here yps- terday. C. B. .Dough Rawlms, former manager of Meridian will operate the new club as business manager. In other business, the league- approved a new rule ordering each team to pay .the league S23 a clay during a 120 game schedule; approved the schedule opening April ' 26 with Greenville at Vicksburg. El Dorado at Monroe and Pine Biufi ,-u Hot Springs; scheduled, the all-star game July 11 in the city of the July 5 league-leading team; and passed a rule requiring players at the lirkl one hour before game time and for- biding fraternization between opposing players. The leading juvenile race horses of 1954—Nashua and Summer Tan —wore born and raised on A. B. Hancock's Kentucky farm. Measure the Savings. MIL HOW MOM 19 CMMSIMt ~milE-EmHll"ltSl» IMHtMtHIS AT OtlK MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 3-4434 South Highway 61 Bud Brooks Gets Outland Award FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. lift — The John Outland Memorial Award presented annually by the National Football Writers of America to the Kansas City ForcesChanges In AL Schedule Indians Banking on Rookie Pitching Phenom Herb Score Hank Greenberg Says He's A 'Lefthanded Bob Feller' By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — If George Weiss of the Yankees is interested and Commissioner Ford Frick agreeable, General Manager Hank Greenberg of the Cleveland Indians is willing to wager that Herb Score will strike out more American League batters this coming season than Bob Turley. That's quite rislcy, even for a betting man, which Greenberg is not. Especially since Turley led the American League in strikeouts last year with Baltimore while the 21-year-old Score was toiling in the minors. For that matter, Score isn't even on the Cleveland roster yet. But he will report to the Indians' Tucson, Ariz., training camp next March and Manager- Al Lopez promised to give him plenty of work against the New York Giants during the exhibitions before adding his name to the roster. One of 15 Rookies Score will be one of 15 newcomers in the Indians' camp which includes eight pitchers, three ln- fielders, three outfielders and one catcher. Score probably will hold the spotlight but outfielder Rocco Colavito, who smashed 38 homers and drove in 116 runs at Indianapolis; catcher Hank Foiles, who batted .332 and hit 17 homers with the same club and first baseman Joe Altobelli, a fancy fielding .287 hitter, another Indianapolis graduate, will receive plenty of attention. Foiles, especially, is almost certain to 'stay. In selecting Score over Turleftr. Greenberg wasn't trying to undermine the young Yankee fireballer. Hank simply thinks Score is something special—a lefthanded Bob Feller. He points out that Score's •ecord with Indianapolis last year was better than Feller's when Rapid Bob set the strikeout record in 1946. In that year FHr pitched 371 innings and farmed 348. Score pitched 251 innings in the American Association last season and fanned 330, an all-time league mark. Thus, Feller, in setting his record, averaged less than one strikeout per inning. Score's rate was 1.3. Of course, Score was pitching against minor leaguers. Feller did it against the best. Karam to Head AA Commission LITTLE ROCK , f/P) — Jimmy Karam, former football coach at Little Rock Junior College, has been elected secretary of the Arkansas State Athletic Commission to succeed Bob Taylor, resigned. Taylor's resignation, for business reasons, becomes effective Jan. 31. Karam, operator of a men's store here, coached the Junior College TCU Is Leading All Departments Frogs Defeat SMU 77-73 to Take Full Command of SWC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Number of victories, season record, conference record, Individual scoring records—you name it and Texas Christian leads in it as the third week of championship basketball play begins in the Southwest Conference. The Frogs' 77-73 victory over Southern Methodist Saturday night and Arkansas' helpful 73-63 victory over Baylor left TCU at the top in every major department except total points. SMU still lead there 1.196 to 1,032 for runnerup TCU. 11-3 Record TCU leads in season play both percentage-wise and a number of victories standing 11-3 for the year. Within the conference, the Progs are the only perfect-record squad with three victories in as many tries. In individual columns, Horned Frog center Dick O'Neal holds the edge all the way. The 6-foot, 7 sophomore carries a season average just under 27 points per game with 377 in 1.4 contests. In championship circles, O'Neal sets the pace again with a 37-point average. SMU Second SMU is second Is most everything, with 9-6 record for the year, and 3-1 conference record, Mustang center Jim Krebs trails no one but O'Neal with 316 points for the year and 84 in conference action. TCU risks its leadership twice this week in conference play, facing Rice Tuesday at Houston and Texas A&M Saturday at College Station. Other championship games match A&M and Baylor Tuesday-and Rice and Baylor Friday. Both games are at Waco. Texas A&M plays Louis- Leachville Bows To Green Forest Lioni Suffer 50-4S Setback; Influenza Sidelines Joe Raul* LEACHVILLE— LeachvUle's Lions, with one of their starters seeing only limited action, suffered «. 5045 defeat Saturday night to the strong Green Forest quintet in a game played at Harrison. Joe Rauls, one of the Lions' leading scorers, was sidelined during most of the contest because of a siege of the flu. Rauls got Into the game only long enough to score three points and then was sidelined because of his ailment. Ward High Point Ward carried off high point honors for the Lions with 17 points. Leachville guard Billy Ray got 10 points and that is about all the Lions had to yell about. Green Forest made a strong finish pay off in notching the victory. Its attack was led by Boss with 16 points and Snead with 12. Green Forest is one of the leading teams in the Northeast Arkansas area and picked to go far in the state tournament this year. Leachville Rauls <3> Blacker <8> Ward (17). Ray (10) Thweatt (2) - Substitutions: Pos. Gr. Forest F ..... (2) Hosley F ____ (12) Snead C... (11) Winkle G ...... (9) Greer G ..... (16} Boss LeacnviJle— Brown (2), Atkieson (3), Bailey and Carter. iana State in an out-of-clrcull WyHe f6/ game Thursday at College Station. Cisse " (lt)) Trannum (7) Wilson Juniors Top Victoria Girls Triumph 30-21 And Boys Win 48-29 WILSON — Wilson's junior boys and girls captured both ends of a doublelieader from Victoria teams here Saturday. The Wilson girls, with Burns scoring 16 points, were victorious 30-21 in the first game and the boys, with Cfssell meshing 10 points, won the nightcap 48-29. For Victoria Petty scored 10 points in the girls game and Bradberry the same .number in the boys contest. The Wilson teams are slated to play Keiser here tonight. Wilson Buchanan (4) football team three seasons, 1947 through 1949, and led his squad to three post-season games. Cecil (5) Victoria (2) Hudson Jardner (10) Bradberry (8) Redfearn G <9> Petts Pos. F F C Substitutions: Wilson — Teal (6). B. Rhodes (6), Cash (2), Whitlock Activity Light in AIC This Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas Tech, undefeated in Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference play, meets two league .foes in a relative light AIC basketball schedule this week. The Wonder Boys, who in a single game last week polished off Ouachi- CHICAGO '.-P) — A decrease in number of night games and an upswing in necessary plane travel to make dates now that Kansas City is a new member are features of the 1955 America n League baseball schedule released today. The schedule calls for 208 night engagements, seven fewer than were programmed in 1954. The American League night game schedule is far off the pace of a record 250 charged in 1955 by the National. Leading the "owls" is Kansas City with 40 games scheduled under the lights, three more than the old Athletics slated in Philadelphia last season. With the shift of Baltimore into the eastern division and the move of the A's from Philadelphia to Kansas City, American League President Will Harridge estimated that between 9,000 and 10.000 miles of travel will be .added for the eight clubs over the previous average. To meet schedule complications, teams will be required to make about 20 plane trips. Bowling Trials Enter 3rd Day CHICAGO tff\ — Joe Kristof remained at the top of the men's list and a New Orleans bookkeeper and a long Beach. Calif., stenographer shared first place in women's standings as the National All-Star Bowling Tournament moved into | the third day of qualifying trials. Kristof, Si-year-om Chicago bowling instructor, toppled 1,253 pins last night to withstand the challenges of Carl Richard of Parsons, Kan., and Billy Welu of St. Louis. Coupled with his Saturday- high of 1,371, Kraistof's 12-game total is 2,629. Richard trials by 32 pins and Welu's total is 2,552. Norma Jane Forbes of New Orleans and Merle Matthews of Long Beach share first place in women's standings with 1,592 for eight games. ta College 105-86, meet College of the Ozarks at Clarksvillc Thursday and then stay at home Saturday for a clash with Arkansas State Teachers, the team touted before the season as Tech's probable challenger for the AIC basketball championship. New Challenger A new challenger, Arkansas A&M, arose from the ranks last week on the strength of five straight triumphs as Teachers suffered its first conference loss. The Tutors from Conway fell before Arkansas College 86-83 and sank to a third place tie with Southern State. Oher games this week send Arkansas College against Ozarks Tuesday at Clarksville; Hendrix College travels to Batcsville for a game with Arkansas College Thursday; and Saturday, Southern State is at Oua- I cvhita, Henderson is at Arkansas College and Ozarks meets A&M at , Monticello. j , AA.M Heats Ouachltu A&M finished a heavy week's schedule last Saturday by slipping I by Ouachita 73-71 on the strength ! of a field goal by Jirn Trlmm in the j last five seconds. ! Southern State, in another Saturday night game, bounced by Hendrix 76. Henderson 74; A&M 97; first half. I Other scores last week included: A&M 72, Arkansas College 71; Teachers 99, Ozarks 89; Southern State 80, Arkansas College 69; Hen- (drix 76, Henderson 7H; A&M 97. 1 Ouachita 79; Ouachita 91. Ozarks 67; A&M 77. H -iderson 74: A&M 79, Hendrix 68; Southern State 83, Arkansas College 78; and Henderson 85, Ozarks 69. nation's outstanding lineman was received over the weekend by Bud Brooks, Arkansas' all - America guard. University Athletic Director John Barnhfll presented the award to Brooks Saturday night between halves of the Arkansas-Baylor basketball game. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 102, New York 98 Fort Wayne R9, Milwaukee 78 Minneapolis 106, Philadelphia » Syracuse 90, Rochester 85 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 17 8:15 p.m. • TAG MATCH • Winners Take All!—Losers Receive No Pay Red Roberts Joe Welch Butch Boyette VSi Lester Welch 90 IWiniift tim* limil—best'2 oiil of S fulls Adults 50e — Children 15e Also 2 Ont-fall Matches ROBERTS vs. L. WELCH BOYETT Y». J. WELCH 3(1 Minut« Time Limit American Electric Supply, Inc. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS OF Electrical Supplies & Construction Materials Rear 213-215 W. Walnut —Blytheville— PO. 3-8353 104-106 E, Word—Jonesboro—WE 5-5385 LAMI'S, j^ffek CONDUIT SERVICE Ofim W IRIN6 EQUIPMENT ^5rj/ DEVICES II yonr home or business house Is not adequately wired, see your licensed electrical contractor. 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