The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 27, 1955
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN io, 3 Others Voted to Hall of Fame Carter Returns With a Victory But Lightweight King Is Not Satisfied With His Showing By JERRY O'BRIEN SPOKANE, Wash. W) — Lightweight champion Jimmy Carter, back in action for the first time in two months, said "It wasn't one of my better fights," but it was much too good for young Bobby Woods. The 31-year-old champion took a unanimous 10-round decision from Woods in a non-title match here last night and looked fast and sharp against a back peddling opponent. There were no knock downs. Dull Affair Carter weighed 131'A, Woods 136%. It was a dull affair for the crowd of more than 6,000 which paid $21,000 In hopes of seeing the local boy match his fine performance here six weeks ago against Sandy Saddler. But Woods, 21, couldn't land with the counter punch as he had against the featherweight champion and retreated most of the night. Blocked PuttcheE Carter, fighting for the first time llnce Nov. 17 when he regained the title in San Francisco from Paddy DeMarco, slipped most ol Woods' best punches or took.them harmlessly on the gloves. Woods, who has fought Lulu Perez, Ralph Dupas and Cisco Andrade, among others, was disappointed with his showing. He said Carter was faster and harder to find than he expected and that he "hit like a heavyweight." Judge Hal Denny gave Carter every round with a 100-86 scoring Referee Joey August had it 98 90 Judge Carl Maxey 98-95. The Associated Press" card was 99-90 Jor Carter. : Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gt. Francis Bkn «3, Siena. 48 Army 96, St. Michaels Vt 64 Georgia Tech 73, Auburn 70 Navy 79, American Univ 52 Miss Southern 66. Georgetown DC 85 Mercer «6, Gergia 66 College of Emporia 76. Bethe Kan 66 Kanjal Wesleyan 96, McPherson Bethany Kan 87, Friends Kan 58 Houston 60. Oklahoma A&M 58 Arkansas 56, Oklahoma City 52 Arkansas A&M 92, Arkansas State Tchrs 80 Southern California 68, Hawal Navy All Stars 23 Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 107, Philadelphia 99 Boston 99, rorl Wayne 90 Rochester 96, New York 94 Vance, Hartnett and Lyons Also Make It By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — Joe DiMaggio, one of the Yankees' all-time greats, reached baseball's Hall of Fame today just .hree years after his retirement and was joined by Dazzy Vance, Ted Lyons and Gabby Hartnett as the latest diamond leroes enshrined at Cooperstown, N. Y. Giardello Wins Over Andrews But Joey Faces Only Rematch After Lack-Lustr* Brawl NORFOLK, Va. Lf)—Joey Giardello, his plans for an early crack at the middleweight title confounded by a less-than-spectacular showing in, his first outing in four months, Joofced forward today to a rematch with AI Andrews. "Sure, I want to fight him again," Joey said in his dressing room after winning a unanimous but disputed, 10-round decision over Andrews last night in a rough brawl at Norfolk's Municipal-Auditorium. Both Claim VIptory "One more against Andrews and then I'm ready for Bobo Olson," Giardello said, his right hand encased in a tub of ice and his left eye sporting a shiner. Andrews didn't see it that way, although he was just as eager for another fight with Giardello. The two boxers tentatively agreed to a rematch in Baltimore Feb. 8. There's no doubt I won," Andrew- contended bitterly, fighting back tears. "It was the easiest fight I've had In a year. He didn't knock me down. I was off balance." Knockdown Won The knockdown won for Giardello. It was the only time either man was floored and came In the ninth round when Andrews walked into a wicked left hook and sharp chopping right. Up to that point one judge had Andrews ahead, the other had the fight even. Referee Paddy Mills had it for Giardello all the way. Glardello weighed 162, Andrews 158. State Teachers Beaten by A&M By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas AiM has set the stage perfectly for its Important Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball game with Arkansas Tech at Monlicello Saturday night The Weevils won their eighth conference game against one loss by smacking Arkansas State Teachers 92-69 at MonUcello last night A&M's only loss was at the hands of the Teachers. Tech is undefeated in AIC play Tall Dale Lassiter, Monticello's former all-state high school player set the winning pace for A&M with 26 points. Abernathy led the ASTC attack with 20 points. r The four were elected yesterday by 251 ten-year members of the Baseball Writers Assn. Their election increased the Hall of Fame membership to 11. They will be formally Inducted at the Cooperstown museum July 25. Under the rules a man must be mentioned on three fourths (189) of the ballots for election. Sixty- Ive former players received one or more votes. DiMaggio, who Just missed last year when the late Rabbit Maranville, Bill Dickey and Bill Terry were selected, led the ticket. He drew 223 votes as the writers recalled his lifetime batting average of .325, his brilliant playing in 51 World Series games In 10 Series with the Yankees and .his major league record of hitting In 56 successive games. "It's Great" "It's great to be on the same team with all those old timers," said DiMag, who heard of his selection, while driving from Boston to New York. Lyons and Vance, who reached the heights as right-handed pitchers before DiMaggio joined the Yankees, were next injine. Lyons, who compiled a 260-230 •ecord with the Chicago White Sox before he finally left in 1948 after managing the Sox for three years, received 217 votes. Lyons was a coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers last year. Vance, famous as Brooklyn's fireball pitcher. Was named on 205 ballots. The Dazzler, who now spends most of the time these days hunting and fishing at his Homosassa, Fla., home, didn't arrive In the majors until late in life but he compiled « 197-140 record with his best performance of 28-6 coming In 1924. Played with Cards Although Dazzy acquired greatest fame as a member of the Dodgers he never reached the World Series until he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals In 1934 He appeared In one game. Hartnett, who recalls his dra malic home run In the gloaming which won t h e 1938 Natlom ' League pennant for the Cubs as one of his career highlights, re ceived IBS votes. Gabby, now 54 caught for the Cubs from 1922 through 1940, managing them the last three years. He bowed out of baseball as manager of Buffalo in the International League in 1946 and now runs a bowling alley in Chicago. He had a lifetime bat ting average of .297, hit 236 homers, played In four World Series and five All-Star Games. The 1955 U. S. Atlantic Tuna Tournament will be held from Narragansett, R. I., Aug 9, 10 and 11 Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spokane — Jimmy Carter, 137!'. New York, outpointed Bobby 136?;, Spokane, 10, non- Va — Joey Giardello 162. Philadelphia, outpointed A Andrews, 159, Superior, Wis., 10. Woods, title. Norfolk, Wont to Buy o Ball Club? It Cost Phils $ 2 Million to Finish Fourth Last Year, $250,000 Loss By AL CARTWRIGHT NEA Special Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — (NE it will help the Phillies. The president of the Red $250,000. "Actually, the amounted to Jl.866,369.22," discloses Treasurer Harrison. "Everything costs more each year— salaries, the pension fund, other expenses." The Philadelphia Nationals have to draw 850,000 to break even. "We drew . 158,000," Harrison notes, "and didn't even make a dent on the nut." The deficit wai *J57,000. The expense of operating the National League club, exclusive of the farm system, was $729,675.. This Includes »601,J12 In salaries to playx ers, managers, coaches, .trainers and » traveling secretary. The salary figure, Harrison says, takes In three managers— Eddie Sawy-. er, still drawing a hold-over paycheck though fired two years ago; Steve O'Neill, dropped in midyear; and Terry Moore, who finished the season. Here are some of the other expenses, as Itemized by Harrison; Player pcnulon fund JW.643 Uniforms M,KO llRsebill, but* $10,370 Tr»vellnr (fare, hotels, rawli, —)A Bob Carpenter threatens to trade everybody in sight i Hats says the operation of the fourth-place club last year cos WILSON'S BOYS — Shown above is the 1954-55 edition of the Wilson High School boys team which will serve as the host team for the County Class B tournament Feb. 15-19. Members of the squad are: front row (left to right) — Billy McAfee, John Grain, Coy Peepers, Billy Trannum, Lexa Kennedy and Lindsey Chandler. Back row — Johnny Rogers, Billy Chism, Dan Carpenter, Hoarce Williams, Tommy Beall, James Coburn, and Coach Bob Courtway. NFL Seeks Peace With Canadians Commissioner Bell Given Free Hand in Bid for Honorable Truce By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League opened its annual business meeting today, giving Commissioner Bert Bell a free hand in negotiating "peace with honor" with Canadian football. Phils Say They Have Another Roberts in Young Jim Owens By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — If you believe the Ivory hunters — baseball scouts to the layman — .he Philadelphia Phillies will boast two Robin Roberts in their Clearwater, Fla., spring training camp. One is the real Roberts, of course. The other is a 20-year-old righthander who not only is built like the Phillie ace but is supposed to pitch like him. His name is Jim Owens who was with Syracuse of the International League in 1954. Owens is supposed to be something extra special. More than one scout tabbed him as the best pitcher in the minor leagues last year, and they know all about Cleveland's Herbie Score, too. Not only that, but these same scouts rate Jack Meyer, another right hander coming up with Owens, as not far behind. Had 17-9 Record What have these two done to deserve such high praise? Well, Owens won 17 and lost nine with the Chiefs and added two victories in the playoffs. "The Bear," as he is called, led the International League th a 2.87 earned run average and five shutouts. Meyer had a 15-11 record with the same team and picked up five more victories in the playoffs. He paced all pitch- before he led the Eastern .League ers with 173 strikeouts. The year With a record 224 strikeouts. Another Westlake Two otherhighly prized newcomers are first baseman Marv Blaylock and Jimmy We-stlake, brother of Cleveland's Wally Westlake. The pair is expected to engage veteran Earl Torgeson in a three-cornered battle for the regular first base job. Blaylock was purchased from Syracuse and Westlake from San Francisco. A lefthanded hitter and thrower, Blaylock gave signs of extra base hitting ability with the Chiefs while displaying class defensively around the base. The 25-year-old, 6-1!--; Ar- kunsan walloped 28 doubles. 10 triples and 22 home runs while driving in 75 runs on a .303 batting average. Westlake, a clever, hustling gloveman who reminded Frisco folks of Ferris Fain, batted .285 in 142 games. Ortix May Help Unhearlded and unsung Louis Ortix, 31-year-old Cuban purchased from the St. Louis Cardinals' Rochester farm, may be the answer to the Phillies' quest for a second baseman. Ortiz batted only .225 but he is • regarded as one of the best defensive infielders and one of the finest double play makers in the business. He was the No. 1 man in the league in both departments last year. It was in the double play department that the Phillies 1954. Big 10 Race Indicates League Has Balance With the unanimous approval of SFL directors, Bell said he would try to work out "a just and honorable peace. We did not start this thing and we are not afraid. We don't plan to turn the other cheek." Actually, the NFL's war is against one club—the Toronto Argonauts—rather than the entire Canadian league structure. The Argos are determined to hire and talk business with any NFL player they choose, with or without the consent of their own Big Four league or Canadian football as a whole. Others Agreeable The other members of the Big Four — Hamilton. Montreal and Ottawa — have indicated they are agreeable to a peaceful settlement of mutual problems with the NFL, and have entered into a semi' official no-raiding agreement. The Argos, however, have pushed the Issue. In fact, they picked the eve of the NFL session to announce the signing of Billy Shipp, 275 pound tackle of the New York Giants. Shipp is the second New Yorker signed by Toronto in as many days. "Old Announcement" Roy Walsh, general manager of the Giants, termed it "an old announcement." The Argonauts sent out the release for no other reason .ban to breathe defiance of the recent no-raiding agreement. 'There can be no peace." added Walsh, "so long as the Argos operate under their present setup. They will continue to raid and so will we. So far as we are concerned, the war is still on." Bell mentioned the two Giants as well as a Detroit player snarec Toronto and said, "something will have to be done about that.' He indicated Toronto would haw ,o return the three players and others picked up from NFL teams if peace U to come. By JOE MOOSHIL CHICAGO (AP) — Harry Combes, University of Illinois basketball coach, says, "Either there isn't a great team in this conference, or they're all good." Combes was referring to what is becoming one of the tightest races in Big Ten basketball history. No team has fewer than two losses and most haven't reached the halfway mark of 12 games. It is quite possible the champion will have four losses or maybe several teams will share the title with a record of five defeats. Records Show Plenty Whatever the final standings, a sharp look in won and lost columns shows Big Ten teams don't stack up too well nationally even though they have a record of 49 victories and 25 defeats against nonconfer- ence teams. That there is balance in the conference is indicated further by the records which show that the four top teams have nine of the non- league losses as against 11 by the bottom four teams. Most of the teams beaten by .he Big Ten are not ranked in thi week's Associated Press poll. In ct, only three schools which lave played Western Conference oes are among the top 20. They are North Carolina State (3), Marquette (11) and Missouri (12;. Against these three, the Big Ten has two victories and five osses. Penn Is Tough North Carolina State beat Minnesota, currently tied for the con- "erence lead; Marquette lost to Michigan State but defeated Michi- jan; and Missouri knocked off Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin after los- were sacUy deficient in Pitcher Bob Purkey of the Pittsburgh Pirates had a perfect fielding average in 1954. He handled 56 chances without an error to lead 'the National League hurlers in fielding. Neilson Clarifies Tiff with Santee BOSTON Ml — Gunnar Neilson. the Danish miler who has split two indoor meetings with Wes Santee, today clarified his verbal tiff with the fleet Kansan. Neilson, who races Santee again in next Saturday's BAA games, last night denied he said he could beat Santee any time. "I only snid that I have a chance to beat Santee everytime we run," he told newsmen. In his first American start two weeks ago in Boston's Knights of Columbus games. Neilson was clocked in 4:07.9. Last weekend, he lost to Santee in -Philadelphia arid then beat the American outdoor record holder on flat boards in Washington Patrician Keller McCormick, Olympic springboard ABD platform diving champion, has won 20 American diving titles during the years 1949 to 1954. , Home r«m« (park htlp, HcktU, a«her», Mllern) 1110,413 Park renUI, jrounila I'libllolly, promotion (02,9*1 AdmlntotrallMi, funeral npciMM Sprint training J26.815 Player purchases (bonuses, deals, drafts) $235,799 Farm system KOUU, ichooU, campi, working »(reementi) WZ3,- 564 » Torre Haute farm (owned outright) ((6,178. The farm-iyxtem coal includes $205,000 for scouting, plus $62,025 for the operation of minor league training camps. The Phillies pay minor league sal- aries only for the clubs they own outright, which in this case is one— Terre Haute. The Terre Haute farm Itself did not cost 586,176 because the team "carried" six other work- Ing agreements. Players optioned out by the Threc-I League team had their salaries charged to the Terre Haute payroll. That's how Io spend almost »2,000,000 on a big league baseball operation. Red Hats? They should have red suits, too. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry * The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb &Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries ^2-2043~~T w . T~Come" in~| Call In «>•'"« 1044 Chick NOTICE AUTO & TRUCK OWNERS: January 31st is the last day to procure your City Auto and Truck License without Penalty. Cliy Clerk's Office will be open nights January 27th, 281 h and ,'Ust, and all day Saturday, January 29th. CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE City Hall City Clerk At The First Sign—Get BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT to niinois. The team that has been the :oughest for the Big Ten is Penn The unranked Quakers have whipped Iowa, tied with Minnesota for the league lead, Purdue and Michigan State. Chattanooga Made Fewest Errors in '54 NEW ORLEANS (tf — Chattanooga led the Southern Association in the least errors department during the 1954 season, making only 163 errors in 151 games, League President Charlie Hurth said today. Little Rock finished second and for the fourth straight year earned place on the all-time list for seasonal fielding. The Little Rock club had 164 errors in 154 games. Last year's pennant winning Atlanta team made 165 errors in 155 games. Chattanooga took over eighth place in the all-time list. The 1935 Nashville clubs tops the standings with 129 errors in 151 games. The 1934 New Orleans team is second, followed by the 1937 Little Rock team, the 1950 Birmingham team, the 1953 Little Rock team, the 1927 New Orleans team and the 1926 New Orleans team. The 1939 Nashville team is ninth while the 1952 Atlanta team and the 1954 Little Rock club are tied for 10th. Otto Graham, All-Pro Quorter- back of the Cleveland Browns, U a talented musician, too. He plays the piano, violin, cOrnet and French ^Visiting Around Arkansas «i BYJOEMARSH Carroll County Uttle Switzerland" of Arkansas ing, hiking, and jurt plain looking. The Ozark Folk Festival at Eureka Foe more than 50 yean Carroll County, with its 600 flowing jprings, has been one of the outstanding resorti and watering places of the middle west. Its largest community, Eureka Springs, U known as the "Little Switzerland" of Arkansas because of it* itcep and winding streets. A county since 1823, 13 yean before Arkansas became a state, Carroll County was named for Charles Carroll of Virginia, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carroll County drawi thousands of tourists annually for fishing, rest- Springs and the County Fair a Berryville are big annual cvehw enjoyed by all. Speaking of enjoyment, friendly folks everywhere enjoy beer served *in clean, wholesome legal establishments. 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