The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1955
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER .VE*V8 TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1W9 Ljeoi'a u jeoi'ae Courier News Sports Editor The Iceman from Blytheville And the Tuscaloosa Parade Folks down Alabama way have a special niche for their cou sins from BlyfhevJHe . . . just like foJks around here have for thei own J. B. Whitworth, returned after these many years to his Aim: Mater. Though, not the first, J. B. was among the early football play ers who helped build the Blytheville tradition in Tuscaloosa which still being carried on. Whitworth's planned visit to Blytheville this week for a banque in his honor, occasioned a recent column in the Birmingham News b; sports writer Benny Marshall. Marshall picked up the story of J. B.'s ice-totin' days from Hei shel Mosley at a spring practice session last week. We'd like to reprint ihe column here — to wit: Older natives of Blytheville, Ark., more concerned with the cotton crop than tiny college football foolishness, might remember J. B. Whitworth best for the summer morning yell which shook 'em up, and out, a quarter-century or so ago. . . . liiiice Mannnn!" Into a block this football hero home from college for a working vacation would turn his ice-wagon mule, and shatter the splendor of the dawn with a bellow. Halfway down that block, he'd hit 'em again. . . . And as he left the sector behind, once more, magnificently, J. B. Whitworth had to come. , . . "I-i-l-ce m-a-n-n-n." The youngster who rode with him and learned of the glories of Crimson Tide football while helping him with the deliveries isn't likely ever to forget that challenge hurled at sleeping; Blytheville. "You never heard such a blast," spring practice-watcher Herky Mosley was laughing: and looking: back yesterday. "Later, down here, the boys used to wonder where Whitworth developed the lung power. I could tell 'em. He got it warming up back home in Blytheville. "You could hear Him from one end of this field to the other. Heck, at home, then, you could hear him from one end of town to the other. "They'd never forget that Whitworth boy." And it's a fact, they haven't . . . Xeilhcr younger Blythevil- lians twr older ones who've long since forgiven the sleep they didn't *et. On March 18, they're planning: to honor the must vocal iceman who ever stuck tongs In a chunk of frozen water and went forth thouting his wares. That day is "Whitworth Day" back in the town which sent him forJh as one of the early leaders «f ;ui Arkansas to Tuscaloosa movement which has done muuh for the University of Alabama athletics. And, bets Herky of the Blytheville Mosleys, "They'll really do M up big." CRIMSON TIDEMEN might lind it proper one day to pause and "do it up big" iti return for Blytheville. It's doubtful that any small town in one slate ever produced as many football players for another as this Arkansas town has for Alabama. Merschell Caldwell started it along about 1923. and Chester CaldweU followed him along. Then came Jess Ebert, WhHworUi, Jim Tfpton, Gene Blackwell, Herky Mosley, Babs Roberts, Russ Mosley. Lloyd Wise, Monk Mosley, Leroy Brown . . . And "a couple »f others" neither Herky Mosley nor Whitworth oould remember at the moment. A listing uas demanded. Neither could be sure, either, what started it all . . . But Whitworth did know that it was Jess Neely, then coach at Southwestern, who interceded for him with the 'Bama people. And Mosley can get another laugh out of Hie fellow, who senl him on to a Capstone halfback career . . . That fellow was the iceman. Years of listening to him convinced Herky the only place to play football was where Whitworth hud played it. "But when I graduated from high school." Herky remembered. "Whit had moved on to the LSU staff . . . First thing I knew he had come over to recruit me ... for LSU. That was back when he was flying" arqiind in that airplane to talk to prospects. "He asked me, and i told him, 'No,' and that v/iis that. He didn't try too hard anyway. He'd already done too good a selling job for Alabama." And that would be a kind of job Tide loyalists will have no objections whatsoever to their new man repeating. It is his obvious Intent to do so. A's Pitching Staff Gives Lou Spring Headache # * * * * * # * KC Only Club Still Without Win By SHELDON 5AKOWITZ The Associated Press Pitching woes are piling up early for Lou Boudreau in his first season as manager the transplanted Kansas City Athletics. Unless the onetime "boy manager" can pull off a miracle and the A's profit by theii change of scenery from Philadelphia to Kansas City, the plight of the club appears serious. Big 10 First to Okay New NCAA TV Plan CHICAGO (AP) — Memership approval of the NCAA football television program for 1955 got off to a quick star yesterday with an okay from the powerful Big Ten conference A few hours after the plan had been announced, the Big ten stamped its approval at a meeting of athletic directors and facultj 'epresentti lives. The new plan offers 13 iootball dutes—eight to be televised nationally and five regionally. The Big Ten arid the Pacific oast conferences were in favoi of regional television and were vigorously opposed to a "Game- plan such as used of-the-Week" last year. The two leagues had gone so far as to threaten they would bolt the NCAA, if necessary, to reach their end. Pacific Coast Commissioner Vic Schmidt said he did not know vhether his conference would fol- ow the Big Ten's lead. He said a decision would be reached after a study of the plan. A two-thirds majority of voting CAA member schools is needed o approve the plan. Polling" ends midnight March 21 and approval is expected. Under the plan, a school may appear once nationally and once egionally or twice regionally if it i.vpasses a national appearance, ast year no school could appear acre than once. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn <N) 6, Baltimore•<A) 3 Cincinnati (N) 1, Boston (A) 0 Chicago lAl 9. Kansas City (Ai 3 St. Louis (N) 3, Detroit (A) 1 New York (A) 12, Milwaukee (N) H New York (Ni 11, Chicago (N) 7 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 3 (12 innings) Cincinnati ti tonio ITL) 3 Missouri Cage Classifications To Be Changed ST. LOUIS (.4 1 ) — A third classi t'ication will be added next year hi competition for Missouri's high school basketball honors and the three designations will be L, M, and S. That's small. for large, medium and The present A and B designations will be scrapped. T, L. Jake Noel, executive secretary of the Missouri State High School Activities Assn,. explained the thinking behind the plan is to avoid confusion with the A, B, C and D in music. t The additional classification in basketball was approved fast fall by a vote of the association's 683 member schools.. Class L, the 128 schools with the highest enrollment, will have state regional tournaments the week of Feb. 20-25 and the state tournament will be Feb. 28-March 7 at a site to be announced later. Class M regionals will be Feb. 27- March 3 and the state tourney March 6-10. Class S, including the 256 schools with the smallest enrollment, will have its regionals Feb. 20-25 and ts state tournament Feb. 28-March 7, There will be no sub-regional tourneys. "B" 9, San An- Lowry Gets ASTC Post CONWAY, Ark. (JPf — Fletcher Lowry has been appointed assistant football coach at Arkansas State Teachers College. The 28- year-old assistant has been head coach at Horatio, Ark., High School. Lowry will assist Frank Koon, who recently was named head football coach at ASTC. / le , ol Sports Roundup l>y Hitters, Doge and the Spitter TAMPA (AP) — Speaking from bitter experience, Dizzy Trout claims that the better hitters — the DiMaggios, the Williams and the Musials — can detect a curve ball within 10 feet of its leaving the pitcher's hand and know by its spin exactly how it is going to break. "It's a waste of time trying to steal signals for fellows like that," the former star right-hander contends. "They know in plenty of time what's coming so they can get set for it. .T threw DlMnggio six curves in my life and he hit four homers and a triple off them before I smartened up," IT COMES from an extremely reliable source that you will not see Boston Doge, the eight-straight Winner, in any of the 3-year-old classics this summer. "I'm convinced now that his owner Paul Andolino plans to nice him only in sprints no longer than six furlongs until August," said our informant, a prominent track official. "They would like to break the record of 15 straight wins set by Colin in 1907-08. "They had trouble getting him up to a iwile before the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah. He couldn't do It in any better than around 1:40. He developed a cough, all right, but they also knew by that time that they had a sprinter, not a distance horse." RURLEIGH GRIMES, who was one of the last of the great spitball pitc'hcr.s. is still grumpily convinced th;il, it was a mistake to ban the delivery and campaigns tirelessly to bring about it's return. "All they've done is cause a lot of pitchers to cheat," he insists. "The spittcr was as much of an art as any other pitch. There was Boudreau arrived in West Pah Beach, Fla. full of optimism. H even admitted in the opening work outs that he was impressed wit ihe spJrit and hustle of his squad But with the grapefruit seaso now five days old, he would b willing- to trade some of the ag gressivent-- for a sound Bobb Shantz. Shantz came down with a sor and stiff left arm yesterday t dim his comeback aspirations Club officials hope the ailment i not a recurrence of the injury tha sidelined him most of last season Boudreau's miseries yesterda; also included a 9-3 drubbing- by th< Chicago White Sox, fourth loss ii many exhibition games. Th pitching staff has allowed 37 runs or slightly more than nine pe game. Virgil Trucks, Chicago ace blanked the Athletics for four in nings, while Chicago battered fou Kansas City pitchers— Bob Trice Art Ceccarelli, Sonny Dixon an< Carl Duser—for 13 hits. The A's are the only ma jo: league club without a victory. Thf New York Yankees shaded the Milwaukee Braves 12-11 for thei first Grapefruit League win. Mickey Mantle broke out of hi slump with four hits, including a grand slam homer, and batted in ;i.x runs. Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst found the batting range as h- St. Louis Cardinals tripped the Detroit Tigers 3-1. Musial wenl 'our-for-four and Schbendfenst collected three hit.. The Cincinnati Redlegs receivec some fine hurling from Corky Valentine. Gerry Staley and Jerrj jane and blanked the Boston Rec Sox 1-0. The Redlegs won the ;ame with an unearned run in the ninth inning. Bobby Morgan's double in the .2th inning scored Gus Niarhos roin second base to give the Phil- \delphia Phils a 3-2 triumph over he Pittsburgh Pirates. Bill Taylor walloped two homers :nd Jim Hearn pitched three score- ess innings and also homered to park the New York Giants to an 1-7 success over 'he Chicago Cubs. The Brooklyn Dodgers urned back the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 as Carl Furillo rapped a homer and two singles. 8 State Golfers In Arlington Open HOT SPRING$, Ark. WP,—Eight Arkansas professional golfers will, be assured of a place in the $15,- ' 000 Arlington Hotel Open here May 12-15. Qualifying rounds for 35 Arkansas pros will be held March 25, and ! the top eight won't have to enter! HOT SPRINGS. Ark. itfl — Oak- the regular qualifying rounds set lawn Park attendance after three for May 10. State pros who don't weeks of racing was well ahead of make It March 25 can try again i the turnout for the same period a during the general qualifying j year ago. rounds. i The mutuel handle for the period The new PGA tourney is expected showed only a slighti ncrease over to attract the nation's leading golf-) 1954. ers. It will be played on the No. 3 i The unofficial turnout for the course at Hot Springs Country • first 19 racing days was 155,794 I i in Club. Dragonertes Play Here Tomorrow compared to 151,237 for the period a year ago. That's an increase of .slightly more than three per sent. The mutuel handle for the three weeks was 58,185,251, an increase | of a fraction of one per cent over (the $8,164,102 wagered during the (corresponding time last season. BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No. 4 IT"* HOT CNQU&H np CAWS COME UP WITH AH OUTFIELDER WHO CAN LIKE THE WIHO (AND. LED ...AT THE -SAME TIMS UPPoP-f, A THIRD HOU6TOH, BOAST/HC, •SPEED AND POYtEH, WHO'-S syetJ MORE. OP A CINCH TO NAIL, A K.E&UUAK JOB/ High Scoring Ail-Americans Lead Favorites Into NCAA Semi-Finals By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — La Salle's hopes of becoming the third team to win two succes- ive National Collegiate (NCAA) basketball championships might well depend on how long hey can carry the tune of "goals by Gola." Tom Gola, the Explorers' 6 foot 7 inch All-America, will carry a 24.5 scoring average for 4 games into the semifinals of the 17th NCAA tournament against the Iowa Hawkeyes here ^riday night. He has scored 711 points. Following the Lasalle - Iowa ame beginning in Municipal Au- itorium at 7:45 p. in. (GST) will e the University of San Franisco Dons, giants of the far West, nd the up-and -coming: .Colorado •uffaloes of the Rocky Mountain rea. Cola's scoring average is by far ic best of any of the players who ill play in the pay-off round of ollegiate basketball's most cher- ihed prize. Iowa, the Big Ten champion lakfngr its first bid for n national bask Iball crown, has no one to i averaged 16.6 points, cor.ipare with Gola on the scoring basis, but the Hawkeyes will offer goud team strength and capable point-makers in 6 foot 6 inch Bil Logan and Carl Cain who have averaged 15.6 and 13.7 points respectively in 24 games. The Big Seven champion Colorado Buffaloes have the second best scorer in Burdette Haldorson who checks in with a 21.9 average for 23 games. The 6-7 Haldorson also has had able cooperation from teammate Bob Jeangerard, tt'ho's Wilson Splits Year's 1st Track Meet WILSON — Wilson held its firs ack meet of the year last week ith a three-cornered junior, sen r affair. Visiting teams were Keiser, who on the senior event and Shawnee ho dropped the decision in the nior meet to the host team. Keiser and Wilson tangled in the nior meet with Keiser winning mvincingly 83-32 on top running Bobby Dixon, who garnered 22'/a tints for the day's high. The Harrison High Dragonettes i take on the Lincoln High Tigerettos senior boys' team will play the re- of Forrest City tomorrow night in \ turning squadsmen for next year. Harrison Gym, in a warm-up frame I The Harrison High sextet, Dist- for the Dragonette'.s state tourney! ricfc 7 champs, journey to Marianna bid at Marianna this weekend. i Friday for the senior girls state In the preliminary game at 7:30 ] tournament. Finalr will be hejd p. m, the graduating bor.i of the' Saturday. aschi In Season Debut Tomorrow ST. PETERSBURG, Pla. f/Pi—Vic Raschi. who has been bothered by a lame back this spring, makes his year's debut tomorrow for the St. Louis Cardinals against Milwaukee. The veteran rjghthanded hurler had an 8-9 record last season, Gordon Jones and Bob Tiefenauer wil handle pitching chores for t.he Birds at Tampa today against Detroit. nothing freakish about it, and the talk about it being insanitary is the bunk. If they would bring it back you would see a lot more pitchers going nine inning's and pitching good ball up into their 40s. "Contrary to what some people think, not just anybody can make a ball break just by moistening a spot ?nd throwing it. You've got to know exactly how to do it, and not too many can learn. You've pot to have the other pitches too, including a good fast ball." 5 Retained by A's From Rookie Crop WEST PALM BEACH, Fta. M>|The Kansas City Athletics are retaining Mo outfielders, U'o pitchers and a catcher out of their rookie crop. Manager Lou Boudrcnu announced catcher Larry McKenlze, pltehers Carl Duscr and Bob Stem- pie and outfielders AI Plnk&ton and Bill Stewart will remain. The Athletics, still seeking their first grapefruit victory, plnnncd to! UM Bob Trice, Art Ceccarelli and Sonny Dixon on the mound today »galn«t the Chicago White Sox. S NEW IDEA make fertilizer dollars go twice as far FERTILIZER SPREADERS lalcntod mm agitator discs assure even distribution, eliminate port cloi'sing. New Idea will spread ANV fertilizer, In ANY condition, In ANV (10 to 5,000 Ibs. per acre) amount . . . uniformly and accurately . . . without cloggliif or money back. NHW IDKA FARM KQUIPMKNT COMPANY A VCO Dislribtit ing Corporation BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main St. Phone 3-4404 EXPERT REPAIR SERVICE • Amplifiers • Inter-Corns • Hi-Fidelity Sound Equipment • Auto Radios • Home Radios Guaranteed service on all' makes and models. Night service by appointment. • Record Players WILSON'S TV and RADIO SERVICE 114$. 1st—Ph. 3-42J7 Dixon won four firsts and was member of two winning relay teams. Girdley had 13'j for Koise and Doyle Carpenter has had six for Wilson. Wilson won the Junior event from Shawnee 62-29. Clay Buchanan led Wilson with 21 '* points, Billy Wayne Wiley had 151- and Mickey Cissell had 14'i. Mahoncy had 13 for Shawnee and Foster tallied II. Next meet at Wilson will be March 19 with Osceola and Marked Tree as guests. Chaiiee Takes AAU Title CONWAY, Ark. ;>P, - The 58th Battalion of Camp Chaffee, Ark., ins won the Arkansas AAU basketball championship and the right to represent the Arkansas-Oklahoma •egion in the national tournament which opens Monday at Denver. The Army team walloped Hendrix iollege 92-78 here last night to wrap up the Arkansas AAU cruwn.' Another Alt-Amcrlcan Another AH-America, 6-foot 10- inch Bill Russell, is San Francisco's leading scorer. He's averaged 21.1 points while also winning recognition as one of the game's greatest defensive players. Team - wise, and again thanks first to Gola, Haaalle tops the final four with 2,364 points, an 81.5 average for 34 games. Iowa is second with an 81.0 average followed by Colorado with 71.6 and San Francisco 67.0. Defensively, Sun Francisco is way out in front. The Dons have allowed the enemy only 51.9 points per game, Lasalle 62.9, Colorado 63,1 nnd Iowa 71.3. Lasalle will be seeking to duplicate the two-in-a-row feat accom- plishcd by Oklahoma A&M in 1945•16 and Kentucky in 1048-49. 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