The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 17, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 17, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1958 All Things but Pennants Come In Pairs for Chicago Cubs By ED WILKS The Associated Press All things but championships come in pairs at Wrigley Field on Chicago's near North Side, where no pennants wave on the walls of ivy. It was Larry French ""and Bill Lee who pitched the Cubs to their 1938 pennant. Hank Wyse and Hank Borowy did It In 1945. Billy Jurges and Billy Herman once plugged the middle. More recently, it's been Hank Sauer and Ralph Kiner In the outfield and Ernie Banks and Gene Baker on the double play. New Pair Now, it's Bob Thorpe and Hy Cohen, a pair of right-handed youngsters who may breathe some life into Manager Stan Hack's Wheezing mound staff. Thorpe, 20, hung up the best record in the minors last season at 28-4. He's the first kid ever to Jump from Class C. to the Cubs. Thorpe, ,6-1 and no pounds, just about owned the California State League batters last year while flicking his fast one in for Stockton. He had a 2.28 earned run average, completed 32 of the 33 games he started and hurled five shutouts. Cohen, 24, had a 1.88 ERA last season with Des Moines, an all- time low in the Western League. The 6-5, 215-pounder had a 16-6 record after returning from service. He started the year at Los Angeles, was 0-0 in nine appearances. Six shutouts, 100 strikeouts and only 53 bases on balls are on his '54 record. Good Stuff The youngsters showed their stuff for Hack and the Cubs yesterday. And although the world champion New York Giants took the game 5-3, they didn't take much from the two kids. Thorpe gave up just one hit in three shutout Innings. Cohen had trouble with Willie Mays and Monte Irvin but breezed past the rest of the champs. Mays and Irvin both figured in the two runs Cohen gave up. Irvin who slapped a bases-loaded single off rookie Al Lary to break it up in the seventh. Another Giant crew ran into a pair of veteran hurlers in Bob Feller and Bob Lemon and dropped a 6-4 decision to Cleveland. Feller, making his spring debut, blanked the Giants for three innings. Then Bobby Dykes Whips Gavilan; Wants Fight With Olson Next MIAMI, Fla. Iff)—"We're going after Bob Olson and his middleweight title," was the word today from the camp of a jubilant Bobby Dykes. The lanky ex-Texan who fights out of Miami whipped Kid Gavilan, the former welterweight king, in a rousing 10-rounder at Miami Stadium last night. "We're going after Olson," said Maston O'Neal, manager of Dykes, and the 26-year-old fighter nodded agreement. Sharp rights and lefts to the Cuban's head earned the unanimous decision for Dykes, who fought at long range while Gavilan frequently tied him up and pounded his ribs and mid-section. Gavilan appeared to have lost much of his steam and never once threw his famous "bolo" punch When newsmen asked him whal he thought of the fight, he shot back: "You had eyes. What did it look like to you?" Gavilan, who admits to being 28, said he had been fighting 18 years but when asked if he plans to retire, answered: "No. I've got three or four years of fighting in me." It was Gavilan's second defeat in three starts since he lost the title to Johnny Saxton in Philadelphia last October. Sports Roundup Jaloot Braves Are a Confident Outfit BRADENTON, Fla (AP) — For a club which finished eight games off the pace last year the Milwaukee Braves are a remarkably confident outfit as they play to capacity crowds day after day in preparation for the coming National League race. They already are being hailed as champions by their justly famous followers, who think nothing of wheeling down here by the busload to get a preliminary look at them. Manager Charlie Grimm could discuss his intentions only during the brief lapses when his telephone was not ringing. "The only phone in this ball park, and it has to be on my desk," Charlie said resignedly. "All I've been able to do for the past two hours is sit here and tell people there aren't any more tickets. They're going to have to get me a secretary. Some woman just gave me hell because I couldn't sell her a pair for today." Bobby Thomson, whose broken right ankle in spring training a year ago badly hurt the team's chances, came in dripping from the field to use Grimm's phone, and Charlie muttered that the place looked like Union Station. Thomson was calling the specialist who set the break, making an engagement to have him look It over. It was the first chance he had had since reaching camp. Thomson Looks Like Old Self "It's nothing important," Bobby aaid after he hung up. "I just thought he might like to look it over now that It's healed and maybe take some pictures of It feels good. Can't tell the difference from the other ankle." Earlier we had watched the big outfielder sprint perhaps 100 yards out near the fence, and he looked like his old speedy self. He expects to be In left field on opening day and to remain there. "I don't mind saying I'm optimistic," Grimm said. "I'd say we have at least as good a chance as anybody. If for no other reason, we figure to be stronger for having Thomson in there from the start. But there are other reasons, one of the main ones being a good deal stronger bench than last year. "My pitching could be stronger too. I know I'll hav three good ones in Warren Spahn, Gene Conley and Lew Burdette. Now let Bob Buhl and Chet Nichols pitch up to what we know they can do, and we'll have quite a staff. I blamed Buhl's failure last year on pitching in Puerto Rico. He didn't go down there this winter. I think you can blame Nichols' poor control last year on just having come out of the Army. I look for him to come back'.' CITIES SERVICE STATION 366 S. Division St. (Highway 61) Blytheville, Ark. The Most Modern Service Station in Blytheville now nearing completion. • Dual Greasing- Facilities • Heavy Duty Truck Lift • High Pressure Washing Machine • Three Modern Rest Rooms Persons Interested in Leasing Call 3-6919 Every drink tastes better with wonderful EARLY TIMES $456 I MW. IT'S THE QUALITY STRAIGHT BOURBON KENTUCKIANS THEMSELVES PREFER BECAUSE IT'S every ounce a man's whisky • <•<•••". i ' * ——^— * KINTUCKY STRAIGHT tOUKION WHISKY • M HOOF • IAHLY TIMit DKTIllMY CO. • LOUISVlUi 1, KY. t > Nw York slugged Lemon for three runs and half of their 12 hits in the third. Big innings were the rule yesterday. Brooklyn, which got three hits each from rookie Don Zimmer iu:d Hoy Campanella, slammed Baltimore for five runs in the first and five more in the third en route to an 18-8 romp. Philadelphia also had a pair of five-run innings, coming from behind twice to clip Boston's Red Sox 11-12. Anb the Milwaukee Braves got five walks and four unearned runs in a five-run eighth' to beat the St. Louis Cardinals ,11-10. The Kansas City Athletics hammered five home runs to beat Detroit 8-3. Joe DeMaestrl, Bill Stewart, Don Bollweg, Jim Finigan and Bill Renna homered for the A's, two off Billy Hoeft and three off Frank Lary. It was the first spring victory for Kansas City. The Chicago White Sox scheduled just one game with the New York Yankees this spring and ran off with it 3-1 on the three-hit pitching of Bob Chakales and Sandy Consuegra. Bullet Bob Turley, the young right-hander from the Orioles, again failed to please. Bob Porterfield scattered five hits through six shutout innings as the Washington Senators beat .Cincinnati 7-4. Dragonettes Whip Forrest City 48-28 The Harrison High Dragonettes defeated their future first round state tournament opponent, Forrest City, last night by a score of 48-28. In the preliminary game the graduating seniors of the Dragon senior team whipped the remaining aquadmen 87-40. Saturday morning the Dragon- ettes journey to Marianna to begin play in the Negro Senior Girls State Tournament. The Harrison High sextet meets the Hgerettes of Forrest City in a game which gets under way in 9:00 Saturday morning. Woolpert Hates To See Dons Cast as Favorites KANSAS CITY W — Coach Phil Woolpert doesn't like any part of the idea his San rancisco Dons will be a favorite, in the National Collegiate (NCAA) basketball tournament semifinals tomorrow night. < San Francisco (26-1), rated No. 1 nationally in regular season, will meet the Colorado Buffaloes (18-5) in the second game of -the semifinals of the 17th NCAA-sponsored cage meet. The opener will be between Lasalle (25-4) and Big Ten champion Iowa (19-5) beginning at 7:45 (CST). The bookies have San Francisco by 5 points over Colorado and La Salle a slight favorite over Iowa. "Naturally we win," Woolpert came here to confided. "but we have a couple of real worries on our hands." Woolpert, whose Dons will be after their 25th straight victory, listed his "worries" this way: ••First, we'll be going against a greatly underrated team in Colorado which had to be good to win the Big Seven and then the regional at Manhattan, Kan.," he said. "And we are concerned about the physical condition ol Jerry Mullen." Ace playmaker Mullen sprained his right ankle in the Dons' 57-56 victory over Oregon State in the first minute of the regional meet at Corvallis last Saturday. Mullen took it easy in a lengthy workout by the. Dons shortly after their arrival by plane last night. He was hustled off for an additional bit of therapy before being bedded down. In event Mullen isn't able to go at full speed, the Dons will have to depend more than ever upon the defensive ability of 6 foot 10 inch Bill Russell who has been key man In making San Francisco the best defensive team in the nation. Mullen, 6-5 senior forward, has averaged 14.2 points in the Don's 27 games this winter. He's been second only shotw ip " to Russell, who has averaged 21.3. Iowa arrived on ine scene last night but didn't workout. Colorado was due in this morning. It's a solid sellout of about 10,000 for each night. Chickasaw Trackmen Begin Work for Busy Season Ahead The Chickasaw track squad, about 25 strong, has begun i under Coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil in preparation for what busiest track season on record for Blytheville. hoped to With only a few members re-*-turning who were active on last year's squad, the coaches face a major task in building practically an entire team from inexperienced and untried hands. Freddy Akers, Charles Abbott, Hays.Sullivan and. Ray Westbrook are the only members of the squad who took much active part in meets last year. Akers and Abbott were the Chicks' top hurdlers, Sullivan ran in the dashes and Westbrook ran in some relays. A trio of boys who made up the nucleus of last year's team will be most sorely missed. .They are dashman Tommy Mosley, quarter- miler and weight man Bob Childress, and half-mller Billy Phillips In addition to their individual activities, these three also were integral members of relay teams. Akers and Sullivan probably will be used In the dashes with Abbott again running the hurdles, Mosley said. First major test for the Chicks will be the district meet at Jonesboro late in April, though Mosley is hoping to schedule several dual me,ets lor the Tribe before that engagement. So far the Chicks have concentrated wholly on conditioning and have not done much work outside due both to weather and to the fact that the track is .in need of some work before It will be in good shape. More cinders are to be put down, packed and rolled as weather per-- mits. The quarter-mile oval was built last year largely with funds raised by the Chickasaw Booster Club. 70 Attend Fete For Tiger Cogers CARUTHERSVILLE — About 70 persons attended the Father-Son Basketball Banquet held at Dusty's Steak House here Monday night. It was promoted by Bernie Lay and movies of the Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Glrar- deau - Springfield basketball game were shown after the meal was served. LittleChange Expected In Cage Rules for '56 By JERRY LISKA KANSAS CITY (AP) — Despite the commotion over tho bonus free throw and stalling this season, college basketball 1 * code for 1956 may remain virtually unchanged. Thls was the concensus as some 300 mentors assembled today for the 29th annual convention of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches. The college group weighs prospective rules changes for the National Basketball Committee which meets Sunday and Monday to draw up next season's playing code, Prime Topics An authorative source said the free throw rule and undue stalling would be prime discussion subjects at the confab. But this source said most coaches felt the bonus free throw —an extra toss for a successful one-shot foul— was an Improvement over the previous "one and one" foul setup in which a second toss could be tried if the first one missed. As for stalling, the sentiment of coaches seemed to be that the college game is not likely to follow the pro requirement of scoring within 24 seconds of gaining possession. There is some agitation to widen the college free throw lane from 6 to 12 feet for position purposes. The thought behind this is to minimize the value of towering players, who control rebounds under ordinary circumstances. Questionnaire Sent Today's session called for a report by the rules recommendation committee by chairman Floyd Stahl of Ohio State. Stahl was armed with results of questionnaire sent to the coaching membership rules changes. Much of the criticism directed against collegiate stalling this aea. son resulted from the fact many teams started "freezing" the ball with several minutes left to try for a winning basket Just befort the final gun sounded. Reportedly, the coaches generally feel that a normal "stall" la part of the game and li difficult to legislate against. Joey Giardello Convicted On Assault Charge PHILADELPHIA oey Glar- dello was under an assault conviction today with his immediate ring future up to the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission, an appeal court and Carl Bobo bison, the man he'd like to succeed as middleweight boxing champion. 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