The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 19, 1955
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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB FIV1 Whitworth, Fellow Gridders Recall the 'Good Old Days' A number of former teammates, both at Blythevllle High and at the University of. Alabama, had an opportunity to recall incidents of times past last night when the Chickasaw Booster Club and Blytheville sports fans feted hometown boy J. B. Whitworth at a Hotel Noble banquet. A few of the many Chick grldders present last night who played during the I920's under the tutelage of Ben Lincoln, and at teammates of Whitworth, got together after the banquet to talk with their old coacn. They are shown in the above photo (left to right) B. F. Brogdon, Dr. John Q. Elliott, Ben Lincoln, J. B. Whitworth and Fred Armantrout of Camden, Tenn. In photo at left, Whitworth chats with two of his former teammates at Alabama from Memphis who were here for the occasion. They are (left to right) John Miller, Whitworth and Charles B. (Foots) Clements. (Courier News Photos) Exhibition Baseball Ry TUB ASSOCIATEDE PRESS New.York (A) 6, Kansas City (A) 0." Chicago (N) 5, Cleveland (Ai "B" 0. St. Louis (N) 4. Chicago IA) 3. New York (N) 9, Cleveland (A) «• Brooklyn (N) "B" 8, Dodger- town All-Stars 3. Milwaukee (N) U, Pittsburgh (N) 13. Boston (A) 5. incinnati (N) 2. Washington (A) 5, Baltimore (A) 4. Detroit (A) 7, Philadelphia (N) MontrealMayor Makes Plans To Prevent Riot MONTREAL <.?>—- The mayor, city councillors, police and jus; about everyone else Jn this hockey-mad city joined the argument over Thursday's riot at the Montreal Forum while police drew up plans to prevent another outburst tonight. Merchants along busy St. Catherine Street were still repairing broken windows today and counting the damage caused by thousands of frenzied Montreal followers who went on a rampage of destruction and looting to protest the suspension of their idol—Maurice (Rocket) Richard. In an attempt to avert a similar demonstration when the New York Rangers play here tonight. Mayor Jean Drapeau and Richard himself spoke to radio and television .audiences, asking them to stop any protest demonstrations. Drapeau also clashed verbally with National Hockey League President Clarence Campbell, the man who suspended Richard and became the target of revenge-crazed fans at the Forum. The mayor said Campbell's insistence on attending the game was a "real challenge" to the fans. Meanwhile, a city councillor went so far as to promise to obtain a warrant for the arrest of the NHL president. Campbell said Drapeau's statement was a "strange and sorry commentary" .from a chief magistrate "worn to uphold the law." NCAA, NIT Finalists Close Cage Season With Games Tonight LaSalle, Dons Meet for Title At Kansas City By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — La Salle's Explorers and the University of San Francisco Dons, each featuring a 14-carat All- America, will meet for the 17th National Collegiate basketball crown tonight. Three-time Ail-America Tom Gola guided defending champion LaSalle into the final round again, 73-73, over Iowa's strong-finishing Hawkeyes before a capacity crowd of 10,500 in the semis at Municipal Auditorium last night. Bill Russell, San Francisco's 6-10 All-America, was the key player In the Dons' 60-52 victory over Colorado of the Big Seven. Gola got 23 points as the Explorers led 45-36 at the half, then quelled a late Iowa drive to make their victory a sound one. Russell counted 24 points for the nation's No. 1 rated team, tops for the night but as in the case of Gola his rebounding and over-all play furnished most towards enjoyment of the fans. La Salle After 2nd Title While LaSalle, seeking to become the third team to win two NCAA titles in a row, led all the way after the early minutes. San Francisco jockeyed with determined Colorado until the last minute of the first half. Colorado had at least an even break in the scoring and was on top frequently until Stan Buchanan, Hal Perry and Warren Baxter each came up with two points in the last minute to send San Francisco into a 25-19 halftitne lead. The late first half spree broke the game wide open and had the Dons well on their way to the Costa Needs Punch To Win Feather Title By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK [fft —- All Carmelo Costa, a 5-foot, 4'/ 2 -Inch Brooklyn- ite needs is a punch and he could go right to the top r the leather- weight division. His record shows only three knockouts in his 25 vic- .ories and last night he hit Joey Opes with everything he had. Costa won the 10-round bout in vladison Square Garden and won it easily. But he could do no more damage to lopes than a cut eye. Carmelo, who is only 20 years old, has a puzzling style and baf- :ied Lopes, who came in &i 130 Dounds, the same as Costa, al- .hough he is natural lightweight. But he impressed the International Boxing Club to the extent that Managing Director Harry arkson announced he was making plans to match Costa with Raul Macias of Mexic oCity, who won the NBA version of the world jantamweight championship two weeks ago when he stopped Chamrern Songkitral in San Francisco. Gl Sets 400 Meter Record at Pan-Am By BOH MYKltS MEXICO CITY (AP) — The brilliant track and field program of the Pan-American Games closes today with a second world record listed on the books. Little known Lou Jones. 23-year- olcl private in the U. S. Army siwrked the expurts when he ructui (he 400 meters in u Fhrnorumnl :-15.4 seconds. The time eclipsed the world record of :45.8 .set by George Rhodcn of Jamaica in Sweden Aug. 22, 1950. U also overshadowed the world record hop, skip iinri jump inacjc of 10.56 meters or 54 feet -set tne d;iy before by Brazil's Adhemnr Fcrreira Da Silvii, The sensational 800-meter time of 1:49.7 by Arnold Sown!! and the 26-foot plus broad jumping by Rosslyn Rnngc nnci John Bennett all of the U.S. Army. Barreling along with Jones \VIKS Jim Lea, his tenmmate, whose :45.G also broke Rhoden'.s world .stand a rd, The U. S. A. long since established as the .games champion over the 1951 winner, Argentine, hud an unofficial points score for nil games of 445 today. Argentina was next with 133! z and Mexico third with 107!it. Competition was close as the final five events of the Decathlon came up for decision. Hefty Rafer Johnson of UCLA went into this phase with n surprising lead over his teammate of the U. S. Rev. Bub .Kich.nrds, Johnson .scored '1,213 points and Richards 3,999 in the first five events. Tag Match To Highlight Legion Card Regulation lag wrestling returns to Ihe Memorial Auditorium Monday night as Promoter Mike Meroney brings in four top notch heavyweights to do battle in the main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts. One of the four will be Sonny Meyers, the southern junior heavyweight champion who successfully defended hi-s crown here last week against Charo Aztec. Meyers is scheduled to team with Don McGce agoinst Red Roberts and Bob Corby in the 90-minme time limit affair. Roberts and Corby teamed in n tag match preliminary bout on last week's program and proved to be plenty tough. Two one-tall matches arc al.^o on the card with Meyers tangling with Roberts and Corby meeting McGee. Bosox Have Too Many' Top Pitcking Prospects By SHELDON SAKOW1TZ The Associated Press Pinky Higgins, in his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, faces a pitching problem — but it's a pleasant one, at that. The new Sox skipper, who managed Boston's Louisville farm club in the American Assn. last season, has so many pitching hopefuls on hand in the team's baseball training camp at Sarasota, Fla., that he doesn't know svhen he's going to get a good look at all of them. Card Relief Ace To Hurl Today ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (Pi — Little Tony Jacobs, a relief ace for the Rochester club in the International League last year with a 13-1 record, will get, his first mound call for the St. Louis Cardinals today. Manager Eddie Stanky plans to open with lefty Harvey Haddix against the Pittsburgh Pirates, then turn to Jacobs when Haddix tires in his second spring appearance. Fights Last Nigh* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (Madison Square Garden) — Carmelo Costa, 130, Brooklyn, outpointed Joey Lopes 130. Sacramento. Calif., 10. PHILADELPHIA — Eddie Henderson, 130'i, Philadelphia, out- pointed Johnny Jannic, 1291-2, Philadelphia. TYLER, Tex.—Buddy Truman. 179' 2 , Tyler, stopped Jimmy Saddler, 180, San Antonio, 2. Sports Roundup Tigers May Be AL Darkhorse LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — If any club is likely to inject some life into the coming American League race and give Will Harriclge's poorly-balanced circuit a lift in its scramble for patronage against the National League, that club would appear to be the young and vigorous Detroit Tigers. Bucky Harris, back on Ihc TlBcr bench after 22 yours, Is loo much of n realist to predict a pennant for his youngsters at this .sla(;e, but lie docs look for them to be solid first-division nil the way and fully expects lo stir up some trouble for the Indians. Yanks and White Sox. "I think kids might c.ilch fire, and that It would be a hard fire lo put out," Is the way Bucky put.s it. Though they were nosed out for fourth place by Boston last season, the Tiger Juveniles started hot and either led the league or were In second place for the first full month. Their two rookie outfielders, AI Kallno and Bill Tuttlc, were the talk of Ihe game during that streleh. It seems reasonable to ox- poet the loam lo suslaln that form iMilti'r this lime nnd lo shake off ''•I Hod Sox without too much uiicky Is hiking unalloyed delight In watching his loffflcklor, J. W. Porter, swing a but. He reported lure with a c.alcher'n mitt, a drat baseman's basket and outfielder's Klove, but ha.s discarded the firs' two. "potsu't IK loo* Ilk* » bu " player, though," Harris commented as the 22-yenv-olct took his licks in Ihe cage. The other principal figure in the Tigers youth movement is Harvey Kuenn. the 24-year-old shortstop who was his league's rookie of the year in 1953. Last spring at this lime we asked him If ho WHS going lo !el Ihe well-known sophomore year jinx get him down, and he said there wasn't a chance. He backed up his words by playing in another 155 games and hilling .30G. The Hed Sox bo;ist about a dozen or so promising youne hurler.s in- duding sophomores Frank Sullivan, Tom Brewer and Dick Brodowski to blend with such veterans as Mel Parnell, Ellis Kinder and Sid .Hudson. Joe Cronin. the club's general manager who played shortstop for the Sox K-hen Htgglas was at third base over a decade ago, explained Hiiigins was hired to replace Lou Boudreau because he is the ideal man for the Red Sox youth movement. Higgins thinks that the Red Sox have the makings of one of the best: pitching staffs in the American | League. ! Three of the youngsters — Ivan Dolock, Leo Kiely and Joe Trimble —limited Cincinnati to four hits yesterday as the Red Sox defeated j the Redlegs 5-2. Delock won 17 ] games with Louisville last season.! while Trimble was drafted from j WiLliamsport of the E a s t e r n | League. Kiely, a southpaw, is ex- i pected to bounce back from a 5-8 won-lost record in 19&4. Braves, Cards Win The Milwaukee , Braves put together two innings to nip the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-13. They scored five runs In the second and six In the sixth. Preston Ward homer- ed for Pittsburgh. The Detroit Tigers edged the Philadelphia Phils 7-6 on rookie Charley King's double which sent home the winning run in the 10th. J. W. Porter belted ft homer for the Tigers and Al Kline contributed three singles to the Detroit attack. The St. Louis Cards made only six hits, but got them when they counted to down the Chicago White Sox 4-3. Tile Red Birds scored their winning run in the eighth off losing pitcher Morie Martin on a walk, a sacrifice, Bill Virdon's single and a sacrifice fly. With Maury McDermont and Ted Abernathy sharing the mound duties, the Washington Senators shaded the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 for their fifth stragiht triumph. Jim Busby's two-run homer in the seventh was the Nats' margin of victory. Yanks Whip A's, 5-0 Bob Wisler, Lou Sleater and Jim Konstanty scattered nine hits as the New York Yankees blanked the Kansas City A's 5-0. Paul Minner and Vcente Amor combined for a four-hitter as the Chicago Cubs shut out the Cleveland Indians' "B" squad 5-0. Alvin Dark collected four hits and Monte Irvln contributed three safeties and three RBI's to spark the New York Giants to a 9-6 conquest of the Cleveland Indians. finals. Iowa was making its first bid for the NCAA crown against LaSalle. the national No. 3 rated team and did a courageous job of it. The Hawkeyes whittled 8 poin!^ off their halftone handicap to come \vithin one point. 65-66. with four minutes three seconds remaining. Then came quick points by Charles Singley and Charley Greenberg to put the Explorers over. 16,000 Expected For Invitation Tourney Battle By HUGH FULLERTON J*. NEW YORK (AP) — Regardless of whether the Duquesne-Dayton final or the last collegiate appearance of Maurice Stokes is the big attraction, at least 16,000 basketball fans are expected to crowd Madison Square Garden tonight for the finals of the National Invi- ation Basketball Tournament. That should answer the question vhether the 18-year-old NIT will survive competition from the flour- shing Natiomi! O'il!e(jUia (NCAA) championship. The question was raised -when the NCAA picked off sue? nttrac- .ions as top-ranked San Francisco, La Salle,. Marquette and Perm State, along with the conference champions who no longer can play n the New York tournament. Only two teams ranked among the nation's first 10 were left for the NIT. 60,000 Attendance But those two came through to the final, Stokes and his unheralded St. Francis (Pa.) team provided •jobs of glamor and the turnout of fans made it sure the tournament will be a financial as well as an .. listic success. According to Oar- den announcements—60,656 personl have seen the first five doubleheaders. Stokes, who virtually clinched the mast valuable player award by his performance against Dayton Thursday, will make one more appearance when St. Francis and Cincinnati clash In the consolation gam* tonight. The the final between the often- frustrated Duquesne and Dayton teams will assure one of them ita first NIT championship. It's the seventh Invitation tournament for Duquesne and the fourth for Dayton. Each as reached the finals twice before but neither has ever won the tournament. KeHrter Turns In Good Showing WEST PALM BEACH, Flu. 1*1 — The Kansas City Athletics wero blanked 8-0 by the New York Yankees yesterday but sot an encouraging pitching performance from veteran Alex Kellner. Kellner, bothered by arm trouola last season, held the Yanks scoreless and allowed only two hits to the last four innings. The A's meet the Washington Senators at Orlando, Fla. today. 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