The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 7, 1955
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 19BR BLYTHEVIUJ5 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK NINB College Cage Season Enters Final 4 Weeks Non-Title Bouts Top Boxing Menu Saxton and Carter Step Out of Weight Lines In Fights This Week NEW YORK Wl—Two world boxing champions, welterweight Johnny Saxton and lightweight Jimmy Carter, stray over the weight limit to pick up some cash tn nontltle bouts this week at Boston and Akron, Ohio, in the busiest week of the new year. Carter Fights DcMarco Carter's Boston bout with welterweight Tony DcMarco. a prime home town favorite, could very well be the bout of the week. It probably will sell ojit the Boston Garden. Since Carter stopped Pacl- dy DeMarco <no relation) to win back his title Nov. 17, he has had only one bout, a 10-round decision over Bobby Woods. Saxton ventures into the home town of Ronnie Delaney, a clever southpaw middleweight who has lost only once in 3 starts. The Akron bout, also set for Friday, will be the second for Saxlon since he upset Kid Gavilan in a "stinker" to win the crown at Philadelphia Oct. 20. . Vejar Fi K hls Tonight Chico Vejar, back from the Army, returns to the TV lanes to box Joey Klein of New York tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. Vejar, seriously injured in a plane crash a year ago, will be making his second start since his discharge from service. He stopped Higgle Alotti at his home town, Stamford, Conn. Jan. 28. ABC will telecast. Holly Mims, No. 3 among Bobo Olson's middleweight challengers takes on Milo Savage, unrankec Salt Lake City scrapper, tonight at 9t. Nicholas Arena in New York. DuMont will telecast. Tournament Time Just Month Away By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Pren The college basketball powers were beginning 'to think seriously, in terms of the post season tournaments today as the campaign moved into the final four weeks. U is a crucial stage for the big boys because this has been an unusual season. Some of the toprank- ed outfits hiive been beaten by teams that didn't figure al all in the preseason forecasts. Just- one month from today, ihe firing starts in the NCAA Tournament. Some of the conferences are just going through the motions, while others probably will not be decided until the final game of the regular season. No Race Expected In the Skyline, for example, Utah shows a 7-0 record and should breeze in. Brigham Young, the nexC best with 4-2, can only hope to make it close. The same holds true in the Northern section of the Pacific Coast Conference, where Oregon State is the undisputed master with n 10-0 record. At the other end is the Ivy League. Four clubs still are in the running. At the moment, Penn, With n 6-1 record, is at the top. But the Wuakers meet Columbia, the No. 2 team with a 5-1 mark, tomorrow night. Cornell and Princeton also could sneak in. Each has lost only two. Independents, Too Besides the conference champions, nine independents are selected for the NCAA Tournament. Among the best prospects are.San Francisco, 15-1, Duquesne 12-3, Mar- quelte 16-1, Dayton 16-3, Cincin- nati 17-3, Connecticut 15-2, Villanova 12-4, Niagara 14-3, Canisius 11-3, Memphis State 15-3, LaSalle lfl-4 and Holy Cross 12^4. Here is how the rest of the major conferences stand: Big Ten — Iowa" and Minnesota tied with 5-2, and Illinois very much in the running with 4-2. Atlantic Coast — A close battle with Maryland leading at 8-2 and three teams—Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State — all tied with 7-2. Southern — Richmond in first place with 8-1. Kentucky Tops SEC Southeastern — Kentucky, the No. 1 team In the Associated Press poll, is king until someone prove* otherwise. Right now Alabama, with a 5-1 league record, Is at the top of the heap. Southwest — Texas Christian, the favorite even before the season got underway, still is up there with a 6-1. Big Seven — This one looks bo be between Colorado 5-0 and Missouri 5-1. They meet Saturday night. Missouri Valley — Tulsa and St. Louis could stay neck-and-neck right down to the end. Tulsa has a 4-1 record and St. Louis 3-1. Pacific Coast Southern Division —Stanford and UCLA are tied, each with 5-1. They meet twice at Los Angeles this weekend. Tech Leaves Little Doubt In AIC Race By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . If there are any doubters that Arkansas Tech Tech is likely to capture the AIC basketball crown. The College of the Ozarks apparently isn't one of them. Tech's Wonder Boys added their 10th Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference victory Saturday night at the expense of Ozarks, 77-43. for the last-place mountaineers. It was their 10th league loss with only one win. Tech, built up a 40-15 halftime lend and coasted. Tpch's E.C. O'NenI bucketel 16 points, while Phillip Sanders counted 11 for Ozarks. In other Saturday nicht contests. Arkansas A&M defeated Henderson State Teachers 104-64 to move Into the runnerup slot. Arkansas State Trarhers downed Arkansas College 00-fiO, and Ouachita College 90-30, and Ourhitn College to a 9-1-76 triumph over Hendrix College. Wasn't Tricky/ Gene Says of Winning Shot By JACK STEVENSON PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — "It wasn't tricky, I just had to hit it as hard as 1 could." BIG TEXANS—Babe Didrik>on Zaharias gave Sammy Baufih a tremendous buss after ihe famous pair were presented with Texns Hall of Fame pl.'iqnes al a Dallas luncheon. (NEA) Imperturbable Gene Littler, of Palm Springs, Calif., was talking about the shot that won htm the S2.400 first prize in the $15.000 Phoenix Open Golf Tournament yesterday and proved he's more l.hnn living up to the reputation gained as an amateur. Gene came to the final hole knowing he needed a birdie to win and duplicate his victory in the Los Angeles Open last month. His drive was good and then came the shot he needed—A spoon from 240 yards out. It landed on the green. Gene knew he could birdie with two putts. His first one stopped 18 Inches from the hole. His second was In—and so was Littler, who so far this year leads the pros in money winnings with 58,109. 1 Over Par Littler had 1 over par 34-36—70 Fields Brothers On Mar Program A regnlnUon tag match between four top notch junior heavyweights will hiehHght the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Teaming up for the affair will be ihe Fields brothers, Don and Lee, a pair of agile youngsters who have v:on the hearts of Blythcville mat fans through past performances. Opposing them will be a team of veteran heavyweight toughies—Eddie Malone and Butch Boyett. Ma Lone and Boyett have been around the circuit for a number of years and will match their brawn and general know how agninst the speed and cunning of the Fields. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are, ulso -on the card with Lee Fields taking on BoyctL and Don meeting Malone, MEAT EATERS The average American cats about 148 pounds of red meat » year. If in uniform, he may expect nearly four-fifths of 11 pound a day, or 288 pounds a year. HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209!/ z 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 • TANGO • JITTERBUG • SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & Let Us Analyze Your Dancingl FIRST LESSON FREE! Call for Appointment! Owned & Operated by Roy E. Halted on the Arizona Country Club course for his final round, but his 275 was good enough. Billy Maxwell, of Odessa, Tex. the 1951 U. S. amateur champion had finished with 67—276. Gene knew it. He also knew that Johnny Palmer was behind him, 3 over par. A birdie in the final hole would virtually clinch the title, and the calm 24-year-old Californian was up to the task, even though this was his first Phoenix tournament. Missed Putt Palmer reacnea the green par-5 No. 18 In two shots and triec for an eagle that would tie the lead But his 75-toot putt WBJS three feet off. Littler led the tournament at the end of the first round, relinquished it to Palmer, of Charlotte, N. C. at the midway point and pulled even with Johnny, and Jay Hebert of Woodmere, N. Y., after 54 holes Hebert went S-over-par on the first nine over the 6,684-yard course and was out of contention. Palm er stayed even with Littler through II before falling behind to finish with a 72—276 in a second-place tie with Maxwell. Both collected $1,000. Getting $1,000 for 278s were Gary Middlecoff, Kiamesha, Lake N. Y., with a 69 yesterday; Jerry Barber, Los Angeles. 68; and Tec Kroll, Bethesda, Md.. 67. SWC Crown Goes On Line This Week TCU-SMU Clash Wednesday Could Decide Championship By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Southwest Conference basketball championship >oes on the line this week and no greater rivals could >e fighting for it than front-running Texas Christian and lovering Southern Methodist. COOTER'S WILDCATS — One o( the teams shooting for top honors in the Pemiscot County basketball .tournament this week are the Cooler Wildcats. Members ol the team are: front row (left to right) — Razer, Tomblin. Hundhausen, and Wagster. Back row — Shea, Hamel, McClure, and Coach Hal Rhea. Not pictured are Whitener and Jackson. (Photo by Sanders) Nielsen Sets Record but Fans' Eyes on Santee-Dwyer Duel NEW YORK (AP) — Save a little sympathy for Gunnar Nielsen. He deserves it. The sorrell-topped Copenhagen pressman held the world indoor mile record today but his fine performance — 4:Q3.6, which shaved two-tenths of a second off Wes Santee's week-old mark — has been all but lost in the shuffle. In fact, it is safe to say that! j more than a handful of the 14,736 spectators who jammed Madison Square Garden for the Millrose games Saturday night, saw him break the tape. There was a bettei performance going on behind him, Santee and Fred Dwyer, a pint-sized edition of Man Mountain Dean, were engaging in a lively rasslln' match. Dwyer got the decision, breaking out .of Santee's, ho.ld to cross the finish line behind Nielsen. But the referee. . . er, judges, blew Ihe whistle and he was disqualified. On the reversed decision Santee was awarded the place. Meet Ajraln Saturday "I want another crack at him," Dwyer gritted through his teeth In the best manner of the ring. He'll get it this Saturday In the Now York A. C. games. Santee. who did his training in New York last week, repaired to his native habitat, Kansas, where the air probably is fresher for sparring. Nielsen? He's not interested. "I have discovered now the secret of beating Santee," he said. They're now even in four races. "I think I can lower my time even more." Here is what hapened in the mile climax: Nielsen from Behind Santee appeared to be on the way to breaking his own mark until Nielsen came on from third place to pass him on the turn lending into the home stretch. Wes went wide to fight off the great. Dane and Dwyer tried to sneak in on the Inside. Santee moved back into his pole spot when Nielsen shot past and date for '55 \ SPRING MEETING *'* •. i */ February 19 thru March 24 CtmU.ll tint H.oll* wltfi «oej *«<lr>f KWN C. CILIA, frn.l 5 Big J5,000 Features * T)M HOT SNilNCS * Th« KING COTTON * TK« SOUTHLAND * Tht OAKLAWN * DM MIVIIW Ittfi Rmtwat o/ tht 510 000 ARKANSAS DERBY Mirch M * HACtS DAILY . POST TtMt 2 P. M. £xc«pi Sundiy n Italn <K SKint No-. O.tUwn P»rt «»»fi IS* Wit (n twlnf. MI'M Ih'illl . .. mild w,j|h,r . . . f,mtd m ;™.r,l *<J Ktnic tokr.e'ori of Hal Sptiflqi N.COM! "ill . . . ipictaui, ntv o,f*fldilW f«cililiti f#r <amf»rt «nd <•*• •telnet .... n..,lil;m«. llr.dic*e*d infold . . . I'd on* ol Ikt fulttt 4Kd bill Mci«4 covriti <iw-W* I. Ik, »i:«. • . ITANLIT Wllll. Cmfil Mp. OAKLAWN JOCKEY CLUB in the process shoved Dwyer right off the track. Fred hopped back on the track and some more pushing kept their minds occupied. Santee grabbed Dwyer's shoulder, and Fred retaliated with a bear hug. Broke Loose Dwyer finally broke loose and staggered across the line. Some officials caught him • in 4:06 and Santee and Bob McMillen of the armed forces each in 4:06.5. Santee shrugged it off, terming it an "unfortunate incident." The dozens of officials didn' bother to take Nielsen's quart'e. clockings, so they'll never b' known. Dick Ollen of Northwester] the mechanical rabbit, did his jo well with a 58.G quarter and 2:00. half. Santee's three-quarter tim was 3:03.6. that third quarter i where he probably lost the race It was 63 seconds. Next bout . . . pardon, rac< 9 p. m., CSX, Saturday in the Ne York. A. u. games at me Gardei The Horned Frogs and Metho- clash at Dallas Wednesday i«ht and if TCU wins it will have tie title virtually in the bag. A Methodist victory, however, would hrow the two teams almost even it the top of the parade. It has been six years since SMQ has beaten TCU. Southern Methodist is the high- si scoring team in the league with an average of 30 points per game TCU has averaged 75.. TCU has a better defensive- record, allowing 6 .points per game compared to 2 for the Methodists. Tv.'o of the. league's top scorers wok up. Dick O'Neal, the talented TCU sophomore, leads ihe confer- ncc with 524 points, Jim Krebs, all .SMU center, is third with 357. Southern Methodist stumbled before Arkansas last week or the earns would be meeting with like records. Arkansas bashed the Methodist 85-74, then got virtually eliminated by losing to Texas 75-74 n an overtime tilt. It was Texas' first conference victory. Baylor, Rice and Arkansas have 3-3 records and Texas and Texas A&M are out of the race. The Frogs have only five gamei left—SMU, .Texas, Rice Baylor * Arkansas. SMU has six to go. Hogs Play Baylor In nonconference game* la* week Baylor beat North Texa* State 88-73 and Texas lost to Texaa Tech 79-74. Monday night Arkansas and Baylor clash at Waco. Tuesday nigh* Texas and Rice tangle at Houston. Thursday night Texas A&M goe« outside the conference to battl* Oklahoma City University. Saturday night Southern Methodist and Baylor lay at Waco, Texas and Texas A&M joust at College S£<f tion and Arkansas and Rice lay at Fayetteville. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia 113, Boston 109 Syracuse 77, New York 75 Fort Wayne 92, Rochester It Milwaukee 101, Minneapolis 98 Kentucky Straight Tastes Mellow as Moonlight "from the life and vigor of the grain!" * $V- ' -169 I '/ 2 ptJ Plus state tax GEO. A. DICKEl DIST. CO., LOUISVILLE, KY. • 86 PROOF FAMOUS ON FARMS... 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