The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 15, 1955 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1955
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TOB8DAT, MARCH 16, 1MB BtTTHBTIUJ (ARK.) COURIER MBWB PAGE 8EVBN Duquesne and Cincinnati Win; Move into Semifinals of NIT Bearcats Whip Niagara, 85-83 In 2 Overtimes By ED WILK8 NEW .YORK (AP) — With half of the quarter-finals out of the way, the National Invitation Tournament still has its seeded teams alive and kicking — although Cincinnati's fourth-seeded Bearcats are in the semifinals on borrowed time. Top-seeded Duquesne, still playing deliberately to conserve itself In the face of a weak bench, clicked off a 74-66 victory over Louisville with fundamental precision last night. But Cincinnati, which figured to* be the guest of honor at a second-half wake, had to arouse itself to overcome Niagara 85-83 in a pair of overtime periods. Duquesne and Cincinnati, a two- time loser to the Dukes this season, will meet In one of '.he semifinal Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The other semifinallsts will be decided in tonight's double header of St. Francis (Pa.)-Hol Cross and St. Louis-Dayton. 1 Niagara, looking like the bes team in tie tournament, took 54-50 halftime lead over Cincinnati But Cincinnati's Jack Twyman am Phil Wheeler warmed up in tin second half and the 6-7 Dav Plunkett flipped his lid completely Bearcats Win In Overtime Twyman sent it into overtime a 76-78 with four points to the li three minutes. And after an 82-8 standoff at tho, close of the firs extra period, Frank Nimmo pu the Bearcats Into the lead for the first time with a set shot with 3 seconds gone in the second over time. Bill Lammert and Tommy Hernang of Cincinnati exchanged foul shots and that was it. Plunkett topped Cincinnati with K. Niagara's Charlie Hoxie had 26 and Ed Fleming 19. Duquesne looked like it was in a spot when All America Dick Ricketts stumbled Into his third personal foul six minutes before the haK, but the Dukes went Into recise, control ball while Coach Dudey Moore put Ricketfa on ice on the bench. It paid off. Si Green was the only one trusted for shot in that interval and he made two and sank a foul for a 36-35 halftime edge. Two Die Boys Louisville, with its two big boys —9-8 Charlie Tyra and 6-9 John Prudhoe — shackled by Ricketts (6-T/ 2 > and Green <6-2!4), took a lead at the start of the second half. But Duquesne put a stop to that right away. Prudhoe and Tyra who totaled 50 in the first round against Manhattan, amanged to contribute only 22 against Du> quesne. Green had 33 and Ricketts 90. Rock Looks Good-Among Skate Mob Br Al CARTWRIOHT XEA to«cltl Correipondwrt GKOSSINGER, N. Y. — (NBA) — Up here where boy meets girl and the left hook meets the cheese blintz, Rocky Marciano entertained. In a ihow complete with Interlocutor, Rocky worked two rounds each against two sparring partners, another round against a shadow and belted the Spalding out of four specialized punching bags. And at no extra charge, Rocky aerspires all over three Grossinger ;owels wielded by MB coach, Charley Goldman. It's a good buck's worth, although the restraint in the crowd is an incongruous background to the regimented and furious physical outburst! of the fighter. Tin guesti are iiked to neither smoke nor comment. You get the feeling they wers not Impressed. A »trange picture. But this is Grossingers, remember, not Stillman's, and the skate mob, not light mob. The champion looks good, If there are any around who might be concerne'd with this Cockell thing. He seemed a little droopy while Goldman was taping his hands before the workout, but this was attributed to the daily nap he had just finished. There was nothing droopy about the stuff he threw at Keene Simmons and Felix Antonio later that afternoon. Marciano is heavy at 195 but carries it well even on that sawed-off frame. -H« will be in the 80s for Cockell, and will b« there fast at Mi present gait. The Nose? You havo to stare hard at Marclano's turnip of a bugle, to find the spot that bled so alarmingly In the last Charles bout. Some doctor did a great job on that gash — and without the plastic surgery that was chronicled. There is a short, penciMine of a scar to the left of what passes for the tip, otherwise no Indication thai Marciano some day will bleed to death against an undaunted challenger, as alleged. "I don't even think of it." he remarked. Sparring, he wears the headguard with the, cheek protection. Still, the beak can reached. It was suggested that for * tig''' two and a half months away, kh« champion was attacking this training bit a might too enthusiastically. "This," smiled the alway» relaxed killer, now sucking an orang* on the rubbing table as Goldman went over him like a chicken Inspector, "Is nothing. For the fliat Charles fight, I trained six monthi. and was too much. I know looked it In the fight, too." . I The Marciano of Grossinger's appears no different than the Marciano of Yankee Stadium — murderous looping puncher, improving ai a defensive fighter, still Inclined to lunge, at times. Trainer Goldman was asked if Rocky had any flawt that might need special attention. "No," grunted the little old pug. be I "He don't do nothin' wrong — be- juse he nev«r loses." Richards on Baseball—3 Tiring Huriers Give Teli-Tale Signs 10 Boys, 8 Girls Win Cage Letters At Manila High MANILA — Ten members of the 1654-56 Manila High School basketball Lloni have been awarded letters, Coach Dcward Dopson announced Friday. They are Dean Wagner. Kenny Isaacs, Tommy Hatcher; Freddie Veach, Jerry Caery, Bobby Davis, Leonus Shedd, Macky Rodgers, Buddy Jack McWilliams, Billy Mencham, Larry Robinson was manager. The Lion's season record was 17-9. Coach L. E. Mobley announced that eight members of the Manila High School girls team lettered. They are: Mavis Shelton, all-county guard, Bpnnie Dean Hodges, Ruth Patios, Olenda Shelton, Marilyn Harris, Wanda Whitney. Carolyn Blflke, and Olenda McWH- liams. The girl* won 11 and lost seven for the season. They were presented sweaters at> a basketball supper sponsored by the team mothers at the Manila Baptist Church Thursday niuht. DYESS SENIOR GIRLS — The Dyess senior girls basketball team, which picked up four trophies on its way through the recent season is shown above with Coach Lynn Cox and prizes. They are (first row, left to right) Betty Chappie, Audrey Modesitt, Martha Benton, Nita Kimbrell, Peggy Balch, Rosetta Humphreys: (second row) manager Dimple Benton, Ellnore Gray, Bonnie Ingle, Jay Jean Franks, Ann Taff, Jackie Proffitt, Ima Charlotte James and Coach Cox. Powerful U. S. Team Takes Long Lead in Pan-Am Games By BOB MYERS MEXICO CITY (AP) — The powerful United States Pan-American Games team stood far in front of their 21 rivals today and a continued display of strength seemed in store for followers of this Western Hemispheric prelude to the 1956 Olympics. A newcomer to reknown, Rosslyn Range, with 4-1/2 inches, and such established stars as Parry O'Brien of the shotput ring and high jump ers Ernie Shelton and Herman Wyatt have already racked up many new records. Today further exploh were ex- the winner of six out of seven Trinidad 5 'each, Paraguay 2 pected from pole vaulters Bob ' -->••-•>*--•• - • Richards and Don Laz, 800-meter flashes Mai Whitffeld, Lon Surrler ,nd Arnold Sowell, and discus champion Fortune Oordien. Going into the third day of competition, with the United States, the winner of six out of seven, championships contested yesterday, the unofficial Scoreboard read: United States 135, Argentina 41 Cuba 28, Mexico 26, Panama 15, Brazil l£ Dutch W st Indies 12, Chile 10, Venezuela 8. Jamaica 7, Puerto Rico 6 l / 2 , Canada, Colombia (Paul Richards Is a throwback to such as John McGraw and Connie Mack," wrote columnist Red Smith recently. This grreat Baltimore Oriole strategist disects modern day baseball in the third of a series of six articles.) By. HARRY GRAYSON . XEA Sports .Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — (NBA) — Paul Richards is renowned as perhaps the most skillful handler and developer | of pitchers. One of the top secrets of successful managing is knowing when to get a pitcher out of there before someone gets killed. And managers use many systems to make the right pitching change at the right time. Richards, the new Baltimore manager, says managers have a fool-proof system sometimes. "There are. tell-tale signs to watch for," he says. "I have known several pitchers who let you know yanking time was at hsnd merely by starting to shake the catcher off. It seemed no matter what the sign, they didn't want it. Tommy Bridges, a fine a sensational broad jump of 26 feet! co ™ peU | or at Detroit, was always * . , . . . . J "..... ready for the shower when he started shaking his head in the eighth or ninth inning. "Tip-offs range frbm a pitcher consistently asking the umpire for another ball, finding something wrong with the.mound, making un- Major League Preview keds Have the Power, Need Only Pitching (First of Series) By JACK HASTD TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a "Big Five" that drove i 524 runs last season, almost as many as Pittsburgh scored al ^ear, Cincinnati's hopes of a first-division finish rest ir mproving its pitching staff. Guatemala 1. Third Best DUGOUT THINKING—Here's Paul Richards thinking; out the hardest problem a manager faces—whether to lift a pitcher or gamble and leave him In. (NEA). Pvt. Range, a tall Negro from : necessary throws to first base with five pitch he could throw '*' Manager Birdie Tebbetts, fortt iec! by a new three-year contract knows the big bats of Ted Klus eweki, Ous Bell, Jfm Greengrnss Ray Jabloiiski and Wally Post wil rovi'de the runs. All he needs .omebody to step he other clubs. Tebbetts hns a ong range plan o r building a :aff around a nu- leus of lefthand- Joe Nuxhall 12-5) and rirht \ a n d e r s Hai- ^ Id (Corky) Val-># ntine (12-11) and Art Fowler (1210). "I think those ^ three are capable o i winning b e t w e e n 15 and 20 gamej each," said Tebbetts at Al Lopez Field. "Last spring wasn't sure I had anybody thai could wJn 12. Now I know I have three. Nuxhnll (26) and Valentine (2B) have, youth on their side anti Fowler (31) wai a late comer Only A Game Gerry Staley, who came to Cincinnati from St. Louis with Ja- Birdie Tebbetls ATTENTION LADIES l-39c Pot Flower for Ic With Each $3.00 or More Purchase 1 EGGS, IMM Ttuto ................................... 2 Doz. 89c CANOVA BLACK PEPPER, Pure Ground ........... 4 oz. can 39c 2 8-01. FLAVORING, 1 Lemon or 1 Vanilla, Ret. 19c e»,,..25o TURNIPS * TOPS or COLLARI) fiRK.F.NS ................... lOo SWEET POTATOES ........... Bu. 51.99 ........... 5 Ib. Daft 29c POTATOES, No, 1 ............................... 10 II). Bug 30c PURE SORGHUM MOLASSES ..... Qt. 69c ........ <A Gal. $1.19 GLADIOLA CAN BISCUITS ........................... 3 Cans 29c Save 75% on Your Garden FRESH CABBAGE PLANTS ................ ; ......... 4 Bchs. 49c FRESH ONION PLANTS .............................. .) Bi-hs. 49c SEF.D POTATOES .............................. 100 Ib. Ban $2.79 ComplcU Stock of Bulk Garden Seed & P)nnts— Also Lawn Seed & Fertilizer! BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. Op«n till 10 p. m. Every Night! last December in the dea for reliefer Frank Smith, neve did get Parted with the Card last year and had a 7-13 mark Tebbetts hopes for more hel from lefthander! Fred Baczewsk (G-6) who completed only four 22 starts. Johnny Klippstein (4-11 with Chicago) and Jackie Co lum (7-3i and Howie Judson (5-7 who were with the club last year figure for relief. The Reds finished fifth last sea son, only a game behind fourth place Philadelphia and only twi ahead of the sixth-place Cards. Cincinnati is a dangerous clul that will give everybody trouble but doesn't appear to have enougl pitching to catch any of the club, that finished ahead of them in '54 Read Courier News Classified Ads If OK MOVI; w- GaU W.W. Beckham Moving & Storage Co. 000 N. Second Ph. 3*8928 LOCAL I LONG DISTANCE MOVINO STOftAGI • PACK1NO A 8»Mtr Mov* AN Way* Los Angeles, astonished track and Held people with his 26-foot-plus leap yesterday. It was the third best in track annals. Only the fabulous Jesse Owens, with his world record of 26-8',2 in 1935, and Willie Steele, with 26-5% in 1947, have done better. Sharing; honors with Range was John Bennett, of Grand Forks, N.D., also an Army private and 1354 United States AAU champion. Bennett hit 26 feet 3? B inches. O'Brien supplied his usual punch when he pushed the shot 17.59 meters, or 57 feet 3'/ 2 inches—his world record is 60 feet 10—and led the way to a three-man s\seep in the event for Uncle Sam. Second w a s Hollywood's Gordien, 15.98 meters; or 52-5, and Martin Engel, of New York, 14.60 meters, or 47-10. i O'Brien's effort erased another j mark formerly held by big Jimj Fuchs—the meet record of 55-3, set' in 1951. "In the sunset of his career, it wasn't necessary for the catcher to give Rube a sign. The only effec- was a the runner already holding close j quick-breaking overhand curve. and going nowhere, to moving the outfielders one way or the other when they already are playing the hitter correctiy. "A colorful pitcher who telegraphed his tiring was Rube Benton, who was with the Giants and j ^a "If the opposition started to handle Rube's curve a little roughly in the seventh or eighth inning, he would invariably tear into his j for a manager to convince pitchers that he is sincere in asking them to openly admit they have lost the pitching great good stuff. 'Rube Walberg, a winning club have available a real good clutch pitcher for this spot — a man who can consistently stop the opposition for an inning or two, and do it three or four times a week." NEXT: Most ballplayers have hoen unable to bunt successfully since Abuer Doubleday laid out the diamond. Meyers Beats Aztec in Title Brawl It took southern junior heavyweight champion Bonny Meyeri only 28 minutes to dispose of the first challenger to his crown hers fast night as he defeated Charo Aztec in straight falls, The title DOUC was the main event of one of the best mat cards booked here in years and Meyers, who defeated Ray pirett for the crown only last month, proved to one and all that he was of championship calibre, In a preliminary tag bout Joe Welch and Prank Thompson defeated Red Roberts and Bob Corby two out of three falls. Meyers used the atomic drop to put the hulking Aztec away for keeps in the second fall. This gave Meyers the victory as Referee Joe McCarthy disqualified Aztec for unnecessary roughness in the open- for Connie Mack for several years, was working one day in Philadelphia. Going into the ninth inning, Rube held a three-run lead, only to run into trouble. Mr. Mack sent ing stanza. The acting quick thinking and quick Meyers was just too much for his much larger and stronger opponent. He used his speed and general wrestling know-how to off- Redlegs. I caught Rube in his last days in Minneapolis during the 1932 pennant-winning season. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Rudy Garcia, 126 3 ^, Los Angeles, stopped Nate Brooks, 126. Cleveland, 4 New York — Sammy Walker, 156, Springfield, Mass., outpointed Milo Savage, 160, Salt Lake City, 30, New Orleans — Ralph Dupas, , 139, New Orleans, outpointed Ken-i may spell the difference between ny Lane, 138, Muskegon, Mich., ™ning and losing a big game. 10, I "It is difficult, but well worth it. a fast ball once in a while J* "Wise'old Donie Bush, our manager, would make it a point to tarry in the dugout near Rube in the late innings. Once he heard this familiar chant, the sign for another hurler would be relayed to the bull pen. "Rube Benton would trudge to the clubhouse, berating Bush and his catcher. "These signs are Important for one of his coaching sons, Earle, to j seUhe big weight advantage he wa» the mound to ask Rube how he felt. "Earle did, and the big guy answered: 'I'm all right, I'll stay out here and lose it. 1 "Any manager should appreciate a pitcher with guts enough to admit he is not quite up to finishing. And the pitcher who insists upon leaving games in late innings for no cause will be too obvious to get by with it very long. "On a really hot day, when your good pitcher obviously is tiring and fensively. they can be tips that manager leaves him on the ropes too long. "Modern baseball demands that giving away. $129.95 to $189.95. Easy term!. Liberal trade-in. Come in today. Adams Appliance Co. Inc. "First by far... because it's finest by far!" That's the story of Seagram's 7 Crown's success in a sentence. It is a magnificent story of great taste; from beginning to end. and be Sure SEAMMt.DISlH.LERS COttPMT, MV MM MR. BUgM! 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