The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 31, 1955
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MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1955 BLYTHEVIUJ! (ARK.) COURIER NSWS PAGE NINB Expansion of Major Leagues Develops into 'Waiting Game * * * * * * * * Both Circuits Sit Tight on West Coast Move By ED COKK1OAN NEW YORK (AP) — What once promised to develop into a bitter, down-to-the-Wire fight between the major leagues for the West Coast territory has evaporated. Both the American and National leagues seem determined the other will make the first move to expand. • • "Expansion would seem to be iwo or three years away from what we have learned so far," said Prank Lane of the Chicago White Sox, chairman of a four-man group which has been exploring the subject. Ruled Out Expansion This was more definite than the National League statement, which only Saturday ruled out any expansion for the present. The American League group finished Its business yesterday, and Lane, acting as spokesman, said the league had an "open mind," ."We're not saying we won't expand," he explained, "because we can't speak for the league's owners. We're just a committee trying to find out whether expansion is feasible. Our report will go to Will Harridge (league president) and he In turn will bring the matter up befere the club owners." Safe Bet Lane said that at least "six or seven" cities had made overtures with four showing distinct possibilities. It's a safe guess that San Francisco and Los Angeles were . among those discussed because Lane said that the committee examined a sample schedule including the West Coast. The schedule involving the two West Coast cities would add . 132,012 miles of travel for the league, 69,031 by the new clubs and the additional 62,081 among the other eight. At $1.25 per mile, which Lane figured, it would add $10,000 or $12,000 to transportation 'costs. Lane said: "The American League — and I am not speaking for Harridge now Is not seeking new members. We're studying expansion to see If It would be practical. We haven't yet arrived at a decision." 3-Woy Playoff Is Needed at Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS. Calif. I* — Three professional golfers, Freddie Haas. Jr., Mike Souchak and Shelley Mayfield, went back to work today In a playoff for the $2,000 top money of the Thunderbird invitational tournament. The trio wound up even at the end of .the regulation 72-hdles yesterday — 270 strokes and 18 blows under par. Today's duel was set for 18 holes and a sudden death engagement in event there was still a tie. Hans is from New Orleans, Mayfield is registered out of Chlcopee, Mass., and Souchak Is 27-year-old ex-football player from Duke. Johnny Palmer finished at 271 and winner of $880; Bud Holscher and Bob Rosburg at 272 for $500 apiece, and Jerry Barber crept in with his second straight 87 for 273 and $400. Bo Wininger. Gene Littler. Wally Ulrich, Tommy Bolt and Paul Mc- Gulre were tied at 274 for $309. Tilt with 6 Overtimes Ties College Record By ED WILKS The Associated Preig Col. Adolph Rupp's Wildcats get a chance tonight to avenge the damage done their old Kentucky home by Georgia Tech, but chances are most college basketball fans still are talking about that six-overtime cold war between Minnesota and Purdue Saturday. Fullmer Returns To Action Tonight Unbeaten 'Cyclone' To Test French Newcomer Assirc By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gene (Cyclone) Fullmer, unbeaten Salt Lake City middleweight who looks like a real "comer," tests a new French import. Marcele Assire, tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. Assire already has been given a double check by the New York State Athletic Commission after its trouble with Italy's Angelo Brlscl at St. Nicholas Arena. Chairman Julius Helfand ordered new precautionary Inspections of foreign fighters making their first New York appearance after Briscl was outclassed by Pete Adams. ; The Frenchman will have to be good to stand up against the Fullmer, who whipped Pete Mueller Nov. 15. The 22-year-old prospect has won all his 26 starts, 19 by knockouts. ABC-TV will telecast at 10 p.m., BST. Orlando Zulueta, accurate-jabbing Cuban lightweight, and Danny Jo Perez, New York youngster, top tonight's show at New York's St. Nicholas Arena. Zulueta has dropped down to No. 8 In the light r weight class after recent defeats by Richie Howard, Kenny Lane and FranWe Ryff. Du Mont will telecast at 10 p.m., EST. Four regulars on the Yankees hit 12 home runs each during the 1954 sea,wn. They were In' Noren, Hank Bauer, Gil McDougald and Joe Collins. You can't buy betiar values In uied equipment than equipment labeled wilh Iho "Value-Checked" Gold Seal. It's completely inspected, thoroughly reconditioned; {ully warranted lor 60 days. Yet, {or honest value at reasonable prices, choose "Value-Checked" Used Equipment—available only at our display lot. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Hi way 61 3-4434 t f BUY "VALUE CHECKED' "illD YOU BUY WITH CONFIDENT Talking Penalty Gets Results LINCOLN. Neb. I/PI— Harold Mahan, a long-time High school sports official, tells this: In a football game the chatter of the boys got off-color and he called the captanis to tell them to stop or 15-yard penalties would be assessed. One captain gathered his team around him and explained'." Fellows, you'll have to stop the cussing or the ref says he is going to step off 15 yards for illegal use of the mouth." ; The Gophers and Purdue found themselves in a sit-and-wait deal at Lafayette, Ind., before Minnesota finally broke it up 59-66. Those six overtimes — with the first four scoreless — matched the college record. Just Held the Ball Purdue just wouldn't give up the ball in- the first three extra periods, choosing to wait for a last- second shot. All three closing attempts missed, however, and it was Minnesota's turn to hold the ball in the fourth after getting the center jump. Each hit a field goal in the filth overtime and Purdue then took a three-point lead in the sixth. All that scoring activity rattled the Boilermakers, however, and a pair of ball-handling errors were turned Into six points by the Gophers. In Blj 10 Lead The victory sent Minnesota — a 102-88 winner over Purdue at Minneapolis earlier — into the Big Ten lead with a 5-2 mark. Since Kentucky was beaten 59-58 by Georgia Tech three weeks ago, It has won five straight for a 12-1 mark, including a 15-71 scrap with Vanderbilt Saturday. Kentucky plays at Tech tonight. Over the weekend Villanova smacked North Carolina State, ranked No. 3 in last week's Associated Press poll, a second time, 107-98. San Francisco, No. 2 behind Kentucky in the poll, overran California 84-62 Saturday for Its 12th straight. Alumni Special STORES, Conn. (/Pj—Before the 1954 football season started, the University of Connecticut alumni complained about the inclusion of Northeastern on the schedule. They thought Northeostem's football wasn't up to Connecticut's standard. At season's end Connecticut had only one victory — a 20-19 win over Northeastern. Sportsmanship FORT WORTH, Tex. W)—There are certain rules and regulations for Texas State Prison basketball teams, inculding this one Paragraph 17: "Escape, major Infraction prison rules or riotous and unsports- manlike conduct by a member of any team . . . shall disqualify that team from further play during the season." WASN'T EASY — Catalino Diangson of San Francisco displays the eight-foot, five-inch 277-pound sturgeon he brought in off Port Chicago, Calif. It took an hour and 20 minutes to land the catch, which makes, about two of Diangson. (NEA) Title Match Headlines Mat Card Another double main event, featuring a southern heavyweight championship bout, has been lined up by. Promoter Mike Meroney for the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium tonight. In the feature bout Freddie Blassie, the southern heavyweight champion, will lay his belt on the line when he opposes newcomer Tarzan Hewitt of Canada in a 90- mlnute time limit, best two of three falls match. In the second bout a pair of junior - sized heavyweights, Floyd (Red) Byrd and Lee Fields, will square off in another 90-minute time limit affair. This will be the second straight week in which Blassle has defended his title here. Last week he successfully defended It against Red Roberts. But in Hewitt, Blassie may find the going a little tougher. Hewitt comes to Blytheville highly ranked among the top heavyweight contenders and should give the St. Louis champion all he wants. The championship match is being held under the supervision of the National Wrestling Alliance which has appointed Dynamite Joe Dillman as special referee for the title match. Patience Pays Hunter Finds HINSDALE, N.H.—Patience not only was a virtue to Marshall Hudson, but it also paid off. For 30 consecutive years Hudson tramped up and down woods of the state in quest of a deer, with no success. The other day he landed a four- point buck—in a field adjoining his house. Enjoy Tastes Mellow as Moonlight 'from the life and vigor of the grain" Original 1870 formula $}34 $169 Pt. I i/ 2 ql. Plu Stale Tai B£0. A. OICKEL DIST. CO.. (.OUISVIUE, KY. • «6 PROOf Remember Bevo Francis?-He's an Actor Now By IIAKKY GRAYSON NBA Sports Kdltor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Newt Oliver, the little guy who came this close to turning tiny Rio Grande College into a Frankenstein in reaching for the moon with his Bevo Francis a while back, has had to settle for a little You'll all remember Newt and Bevo. Newt was the coach and athletic director of the tiny Ohio college whose basketball team broke into sis much newspaper space as Senator McCarthy with the 6-7 Francis pouring in as much as 113 points per game. * Last year, the wave they rode began to subside and it finally disappeared as Francis and Oliver quti Rio Grande. But they didn't disappear. The once-fabulous pair are part of a touring Harlem Globetrotter aggregation this season.' OLIVER AND BEVO now go along with the Globetrotter production as do a pair of table tennis iayers, a slack-wire balancing artist, a juggler and a comely lass who struts on the floor to assist in I a half time show. Newt coaches and Bevo plays for! .straight-man team known as the Boston Whirlwinds. Their job is to go, through the motions as opposition to Abe Saperstein's Western unit. The Trotters, you see, hardly ever lose. And never to their own STILL AT IT Bevo Francis, left, and Newt Oliver are still hustling a quick buck. (NEA) opposition. Their stalls is so cut and dried that Oliver, once a hawk on Bevo's scoring at RioGrande, isn't keeping t iny records of his boy's shooting I igp.inst the Globetrotters, but insists it is usually anywhere from 40 to 60 points a game. "He's still a scoring genius. Give him the ball and he'll score. If he were back in college that new bonus rule would assure Bevo of from 10 10 15 more points a game," Aliver says — still talking with that almost super-salesmanship he displayed at Rio Grande. WHEN' RIO GRANDE expelled Francis, Oliver left with him — and the two promptly signed with Saperstetm The Western unit they were assigned to Isn't considered the "big" outfit of Saperstein's organization — the Goose Tutum- Marques Hoynes unit is the famed one — but it's still a profitable enough affair to keep Oliver quiet even though he IE losing games. Everywhere the tour goes, fang want to take a look at Bevo. Smart drum-beating has kept Bevo an attraction — and no mention is made of the inadequacies in his game which colleges closer to his claw quickly caught. Bevo, you'll remember, made some of his big lumps against schools nobody ever heard of — like the 113 points he dumped In against Hillsdale. But thrown against a small-sized New York school, Adelphi, in Madison Square Garden, Bevo wai shown to be nothing more than an awkward beginner with a good eye. How close Oliver and his charge came to soaring to heights never heard of In college athletics nobody will ever know. RIGHT NOW. YOU SEE, it's-too tough to catch up to them. Their schedule reads like a railroad timetable — Gallup and Albuquerque, New Mex.: Prescott, Ariz.; Eureka and Crescent City. Calif.; Coos Bay and McMinville, Ore., and so on I through a ICO-game season. i Newt Oliver may not like it, but j his feelings are greatly soothed by ' the cash register. Whenever Abe Saperstein is around, it rings pretty good, you know. Dutro Wins PGA Senior Tourney DUNEDIN, Fla. l/Pi — Mortie Dutra ran into trouble at the start of the final round but regained his putting touch and he went on to win the annual PGA Senior Golf Tournament. The 55-year-old pro from Los Angeles shot a 72 yesterday for 213 total. Four strokes back at 217 were Gene Sarazen of Germantown, N. Y.: Denny Shute of Akron, Ohio; and Mike Jurra, Wichita, Kan. The tourney Is for pros of 50 and .bove. Jurra led the first day's shooting and was tied for the lead after the second 18. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Fort Wayne 99, Minneapolis 92 Milwaukee 88, Boston "9 Philadelphia 93, Syracuse 83 Rosewell Keeps Aussie Crown ADELAIDE. Australia Wi — Little Ken Rosewall won the men's singles championships of this tennis-mad country for the second time in three years today with a 9-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lew Hoad in the finals. Rosewall had eliminated America's Tony Trabert .in the semi-finals, and the all-Australian final today assuaged some of the pain inflicted last month when Trabert and Vic Seixas won the Davis Cup away from the Aussies. Poor Shot MARSEILLES, IU. VPl — Four hunters quickly surrounded the building where a wiiy racoon was hiding. A shot rang out and a hunter fell to the ground. Dee Burress was shot in the right leg with a .22 calibre rifle bullet when he and three companions spotted a coon and chased It under an abandoned building. Jonesboro Dog Wins CANTON. Miss. 'SI — Defending champion Lone Survivor, owned by Dr. E. E .Calame of Jonesboro, Ark., was one of eight pointers In the finals of the National Field Trial Club's free - for - all which opened today. Read Courier News Classified Adi. Booster Club Meeting Set A meeting of the Chickasaw Booster Club has been called for tomorrow night at 8, President Dan McCaskiH announced today. The meeting will be' held at the Rustic Inn. 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