The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 3, 1955
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\ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Allie Reynolds Quits Baseball Yankee 'Chief Gives Way to Back Injury OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Allie Reynolds, 37, says he has pitched his last major league baseball game. The decision to retire after 12 years in the big time comes as a result of a back injury and his doctor's advice. In eight years with the New York Yankees, the big right-hander established himself as one of baseball's all-time pitching greats. His lifetime record is 184 victories and 104 defeats. Reynolds, always the "money" hurler, won seven World Series games for the Yanks and dropped only two. In 1953, he suffered a severe back injury when the Yankee bus crushed into nn underpass in Philadelphia. He was out of action for six weeks and the injury has been botheresome ever since. Surgery i Threatened His doctor recently warned him against aggravating the injury and said major surgery might be required if his career continued. That's when Reynolds decided to quit. He announced his retirement last night. "Some may think you aproach something like this with a detached attitude," he commented. "But when you get around to it, the old, close ties are awfully hard to cut. From a standpoint of years I had lots of good patching left. There's nothing: wrong with the arm. I can throw as hard as ever. "Can't Risk Injury" "But you look at it a lot of different ways. I can't risk permanent injury at my age. I never had any intention ot keeping on a.s anything less than a whole ballplayer and certainly I'd never do anything to hurt the Y a n k e e s' chances." In Glendale, Calif., Casey Stengel, Yankee manager, didn't know that Reynolds was quitting. "If it's PHOENIX, Ariz. Wl — A bulky true I can only say that he'll be field of 153 golfers fire the opening mighty hard to replace," he said, round today in the $15,000 Phoenix in 1951, the Super Chief — so- Open Tournament with the weather j called because of his blazing fast , . . Allie Reynolds tied hard to cut ... Old Weather Factor In Phoenix Open 153 Goffers Tee Off Today in Quest of $15,000 in Prizes as big a factor as any of them. A couple days ago with warm, sunny skies, the golfers burned up the Arizona Country Club course. Then yesterday a chill wind blew out the fires and the hottest round was John Barnum's 3-under-par 67 in the pro-amateur preliminary. More wind was forecast today. Fiir-tfol Bothered The temperatures in the mid 50s also bothered Ed Furgol, who won this event and the United States Open in 1954 despite a crippled left arm. Furgol has been nursing ailments in his right firm this winter, but said before going on the course that it felt better. He admitted at- j ler a 72 that the arm still was giv-i ing him trouble. ] Hole In One I Only eight of the approximately 100 professionals taking part in yesterday's play posted .scores under par for the 6,684-yard course. Johnny Palmer, of Charlotte, N. C., declared that if winds persisted he'd be happy to post a final score of 275. Johnny thrilled the onlookers, and himself, with a hole in one on the 130-yard 15th hole of the pro-am. It was, he says, the first ace of his 23-year career. ball and his Indian heritage — hurled two no-hitters, against the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. Reynolds came up to-the majors with Cleveland late in 1942 and stayed with them through 1946. The Yanks landed him in a deal for Joe Gordon and he broke into a New York uniform in 1947 with 19 wins. He never dropped below the 13-win mark. Last year, when he was mostly in the bullpen, he won 13 and lost 4. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 70, Westminster iPa) 50 Fordham 70, Connecticut. B5 Columbia 79. Brown 51 Army 76. Pitt 71 Cornell 71, Sampson AFB 58 Princeton 75, Rutgers 37 Boston Univ 6-1, Providence 55 Boston College 63, Tnlls 54 La Salic 85. Georgetown (DC) 58 Wake Forest 96...Virginia 90 Penn State 77, West Virginia 68 (overtime) Navy 91, Syracuse 79 Furman 60, Virginia Tech 58 Oklahoma A&M 87. St. Lom.s 54 Chicago Loyola 70, Washington (SI. Louis) G4 Wheatori 78, Cnlvln 66 Ottawa (Kan) 72, Bethany (Kan) 58 Texas Christian 92, Texas A&M 62 Arizona 88. Bradley 77 U(.ah 77, Lo.s Angelc.s State 38 College of Pacific G-l, Los Angeles Loyola S3 Brooks to Get State Tag No. 64 New LITTLE ROCK CB — State Sen. Jack V. Clark of Texarkana said yesterday that he is surrendering his state auto license tag No. 64 to the Revenue Department ?o that it may be transferred 'to Arkansas' All-America Guard, Bud Brooks. Brooks' uniform number was 64. Clar"K said that he noted where the city of Wynne, which recently gave Brooks a new automobile, had issued a cily tag bearing the number 64 to the car. "I think Brooks ought to have the .same number on his state tag," said Clark. "After all, I didn't make All-America wearing that number or any other," BURDETTE'S JUNIORS — Shown here is the 1954-55 edition of Burdetle Junior High School's basketball team. Members of Coach Harold Stockton's junior squad are: front row (left to right) — Raymond Stanfield, Danny Pankey, Glen Eu- banks, Paul Houston and Dewain McHaffey. Back row — Joe Payne, Jerry Talley, Ivy Jackson, and Foy Robinson. Jerry Tomlln was not present when photo was made. (Courier News Photo) Terry Brennan Is a Popular Man Along the Knife and Fork Circuit By JERRY LISKA SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It was just a year ago Tuesday Terry Brennan, then 25, became Notre Dame's head football coach succeeding the ill Frank Leahy. Brennan hardly noted the fact. He's reading plane schedules more than calendars these days. "I don't know how many banquets I've hit in the past two months, but it's two seasons of the knite and fork circuit crammed into one because I didn't appear at any banquets last winter," he said. Take tlie past several weeks, for instance. On Jan. 16, he appeared at Owosso, Mich.; Jan. 18 at Appleton, Wis.; Jan. .19 at St. Paul, Minn.; Jan. 20 at Milwaukee; Jan. 22 _ at Louisville (as Terry Brennan one of tne na ' J tion s outstanding young men chosen by the National junior Chamber of Commerce); Jan. 24 back at Milwaukee; Jan. 26 at Sari Diego: Jan. 28 at San Francisco; and Monday night at Philadelphia. Keeps Ear to Ground Brennan. to be sure, isn't making the rounds just to test his popularity. A very astute chap , he knows Notre Dame's .national appeal to Catholic prep stars, and .s- eyes and pars are open on the. t road as a good will salesman of j' the Irish. "You can never have too many good players on hand in the fall," is Terry's cryptic coaching philoso- going to do a good job." "Our big need for the future is linemen, from tackle to tackle," he continued. "We need help and | vious year." we need it now. The freshman team last fall wasn't a great one and neither was the one the pre- Field Falling Farther Behind Darrell Floyd in Scoring Race NEW YORK f/P) — The field is falling farther and farther behind Purman's Darrell Floyd, shooting along on a 37.1 game average in major college basketball and branching out into the total points in major college history to push above the 2,000-point career total. He now has 2,015 in his fourth varsity season, LaSalle's Tom Gola and Dick Hemric of Wake Forest also hit the lead as well this week. Only two other scorers ting 30 points or better. on the average at this stage— Ohio State's Robin Freeman 33.5 and Virginia's Buzz Wilkinson 31.6. Freeman's mark is based on 11 games, with an ankle injury putting him on the j bench last week. 2,000 mark this season, joining Jim . Lacy of Baltimore Loyola and Frank Selvy, Furman's former record breaker, who were the first to do Is Norkusthe New Braddock? Once Knockout Bait, He's on Title Trail Now By HARRY GRAYSON \EA Sports Editor NEW YORK.— (NBA) — The day Charley Norkus was signed for a Feb. 19 bout with Ezzard Charles in New York, James J. Braddock walked into a restaurant across the street from Madison Square Garden. 'Norkus should study a book on this guy's life," one of the fight guys remarked as the big still-handsome former heavyweight champion made his way to a table. That anybody should mention Norkus in the same breath with Jim Braddock will cause a minor riot among the one-time dock walloper's many friends, but when you look at the thing closely there is a good reason to compare the two. If Norkus should get past a Charles, who now figures to be sliding quickly, the hard-punching heavyweight will be right in line for a big money shot at Rocky Marciano. This state of affairs was considered a distinct impossibilty some 14 months ago. Norkus, to be blunt, was considered little more than a glass-chinned, washed-up never-was at this stage. Charley Norkus If you'll remember back to Braddock's time, the Irishman wasn't! rated much better than this when he began to punch his way to a title bout with Max Baer — and the bundle of money which went with it. To make it an eyen more apt comparison, Braddock fought out of New Jersey. So does Norkus. And the two look somewhat alike. Norkus, an Alsatian, has the determined chin and piercing eyes which were the old champs trademark. Braddock was a good puncher who lacked speed. The same for Norkus. All that remains for Norkus to make the thing stand up completely is for him to get over Ezzard Charles and Rocky Marciano. This seems, on the face of things, to be an impossible order— but it is no more impossible than ihe job Norkus has done since Dec. 4, 1554. That was the night he climbed into the Garden ring a 5-1 underdog in an eight -round semifinal bout against Ray Wilding, a British import. Norkus, who j had been stiffened more than a few times in his career, shocked everybody by tearing into Wilding, battering him so badly they had to stop it in the second round. Five days later, Norkus was in Cleveland, facing Hal Boylston, a huge favorite. Norkus flattened him in two. A month later, Norkus was booked into Miami Beach warm-up .fight for Danny Nardico, who was close to a Marciano match at this stage. That was the match, you'll remember, which Florida still hasn't Harrison Teams Win and Lose Harrison High's Dragons split a pair of games with Wonder City High teams in West Memphis last night. The Harrison girls, with Ruby Brown scoring 16 points, whipped the West Memphians 24-8. The Harrison boys, however, were beaten 37-4-1 by West Memphis. William Ray led Harrison with 18 points. Saturday night Harrison plays host to teams from Golden High of Turrell in the Harrison gym. The first game is scheduled for 7:30. phy. It's no secret around Notre Dame that a .superior frosh group is needed and wanted. A Sharper Test His second Irish season next fall will be a sharper test than last fall's debut when—with a solid Leahy inheritance—Brennan won nine games and lost only to Purdue. Brennan knows this, but with an absence of pessimism that is surprising .in a protege of Leahy's. Terry comments: "It's still much too early to tell whether we're He Always Gets His Wild Game RICHMOND, Va. f/fi— There's one VlrRininn who never foils to j have wild game to cat. And he doesn't even have to buy a hunting license. j This year the ninn Is Thomas B. : Stanley, the governor. I It seems that the Pnmunkey In- { dlnns have been giving name to tlift governor each hunting season since colonial Mines. Rend Courier News Classified Adfi WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. We II Print Your Advertising Message 182,000 Times For $7.00 That's the cost of a one inch ad for one month in the Blytheville Courier News Where, we ask, could you find a better bargain? Floyd took over the point lead for the first time in. the statistics compiled by the NCAA service bureau through last Saturday's games on a 557 total in 15 gomes. A 69-point total in two games last week carried him into the No. 1 "Ot. Wilkinson is the only other player to reach the 500 mark, totaling 537 in 17 games. George Dalton of John Carroll this week became the fifth player ATTENTION FARMERS! Be sure to hare your Cottonseed and Soybeans tested for Germination. Woodson-Tenenf Laboratories Licensed Grain Inspectors 612 W. Ash Blvtheville, Ark. Its every ounce a mans^ whisky! 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Since the Nardico match, Norkus has taken decisions from Cesar Brion—who once knocked him out—and Roland La Stsirza. And. of course, it was his punishing left hook which thoroughly exposed Charley Powell in four rounds in San Francisco. The only mistake his manager, Gee Laico, has made with Norkus was putting him in the same battlepit with Hurricane Jackson in March. At that time, the freakish Hurricane was blowing strong and only a Marcianu could have handled him. This was in the pre- iVino Valdes days, before the Him- cane knew punches hurt. Norkus le f the best he owned'fly at Jackson. He caught the lanky Hurricane with wicked right uppercuts, chopping right crosses and thunderous left hooks. For his efforts, Norkus recieved a fe-.v thousands winamiJl punches and they finally had to drag the Hurricane off him in the fifth. That's the only blemish on Charley's record since he got "riot. And it's an excusable one. He was not fighiing a human that; night. Now, his confidence bolstered | and his ambition high, thanks to recent marriage, Norkus is looking to big things. He's slow —he knows it. But he offsets thac with a murderous punch. Anybody he hits he hurts. A fellow like Charles won't take too many liberties. Nobody will. Charley Norkus could be another Jim Braddock. is the date for '55 SPRING MEETING '"'•I February 19 thru March 26 CombiViff Oood Hoolffi with Good Rating 5 Big J5,000 Features * Tk« HOT SPRINGS * The KING COTTON * Tht SOUTHLAND * The OAKLAWN * The PREVIEW 191ft fleneiva/o/ the JIO.OOO ARKANSAS DERBY March 26 ;n io'i«q '«c!«i ifntrjf -a'('I tnd JOHN C. CELU. Pi *. STANLEY WEBER. Ctnti OAK1AWN JOCKEY CLUB HOT SPRINGS, AUKANSAS HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209'/i W. Main Ph. 3-6391 Open 2 P.M. to 10 P. M. You can quickly learn all the newest dance steps under our expert instruction. • FOX TROT • RHUMBA • WALTZ • JITTERBUG • TANGO • SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & Us Analyze Your Dancing! FIRST LESSON FREE! Call for Appointment! 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