The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 21, 1955
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS mile Others Talk of Reds Braves Are Quietly Developing Their Own Murderers Row Matthews, Adcock, Aaron Have Big Bats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While everyone is talking about the Cincinnati Reds' murderers row, the Milwaukee Braves are quietly going about forming a real muscle machine of their own. Eddie Mathews, Joe Adcock and with one on off Mike Garcia in a newcomer Hank Aaron will strike terror into mans' a pitchers' heart before the season is over. In fact, clubs that must meet the Redlegs and Braves in successive series will have their work cut out for them. Both the Braves and Redlegs chalked up exhibition conquests yesterday via the sudden-death route in the fashion ol the old New York Yankees. Third hi Ron- The Braves won their third in > row by edging the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4. Adcock broke it up with a home run over the left field fence in the eighth inning. Before that Aaron slapped one over the aame wall with a runner aboard. The Chicago White Sox got a ieste of the raw power generated by the Kedlegs. With the score tied in the ninth, the Redlegs came up with four runs to break It wide open. Wally Post hit two home runs for Birdie Tcbbetts' club, while Tect Kluszewski and Ous Bell delivered run-scoring bits in the big ninth. The Boston Red Sox continued to get. good pitching — This time from big Prank Sulliv-.n. the bellwether of the staff last year as a lophomore. The Sox polished off the Detroit Tigers 10-3, with Sullivan hurling five innings and giving up just one hit. He has not permitted an earned run in 11 innings on the mound this spring. Dusty Hits in Pink It was like old times in Los Angeles, where the New York Giants continued their mastery over the Cleveland Indians 7-3. Dusty Rhodes poled a pinch home run five-run seventh inning. The New Yorl- Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, who appear to be trying to set a record for overtime exhibitions, played their second extra-inning game in less than 24 hours. The Brooks won this one 9-8 in 10 innings. Rookie Dodger shortstop Chico Fernandez got three hits, including a double in the 10th. He then scored the winning run on a single by Sandy Amoror. The Pittsburgh Pirates clipped Pedro Ramos, a Cuban right-han- der, for two runs in the 13th to outlast the Washington Senators 42. Kansas City fi's edged Baltimore Dons Wrest NCAA Title from LaSalle By SKIPPER PATRICK . KANSAS CITY (AP) — The "dip" shot executed by Bill Russell displaced the old fashioned "tip" and the last-minute strategy succeeded as the University of San Francisco Dons took away the National Collegiate basketball crown from La Salle's Explorers. won the 17th NCAA-sponsored cage tournament, 77-63, over 1954 champion LaSalle before a packed house if 10,500 in Municipal Auditorium Saturday night. Colorado Takes Third In the preliminary game for ANOTHER KING?—Carl Hubbell, Jr., oldest son of King Carl Hubbell of the Giants, shows his hurling form as Oklahoma A and M starts baseball workouts. (NBA) Ricketts, Green Lead sue to NIT Title i NEW YORK (AP) — All America Dick Ricketts and Sihugo Green sparked) Duquesne to its first National Invitation basketball championship but it was lanky Maurice Stokes of little St. Francis of Loretto, Pa., who carried off the major individual honors. Duquesne won its first NIT m nine attempts with a 10-58 decision over Dayton Saturday night after finishing fourth, third and second in the last three years. Ricketts and Green both were selected for the Associated Press all-tournament after scoring 56 points bet-veen them in the championship game. But Stokes, on the team that finished fourth after dropping a 96-91 overtime decision to Cincinnati, also was named on the all-star team and was the unanimous selection as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. East-WestCage Gome Tonight At Kansas City KANSAS CITY i/Pi — The fourth East-West, basketball game, played lor benefit ol the Shrine's hospitals for crippled children, comes off in Municipal Auditorium tonight. Many of the game's greatest star; all seniors in college, will appear for the ns coached by Wilbur (Sparky) Stalcup of Missouri foi the West and Ken Loelfler of LaSalle for the East. The East will bank its hopes of its first victory in this meet on u strong squad built around LaSalle's three-time All-America Tom Gola. The West will have such players as Burdette Haldorson, Colorado; Guy Sparrow, Detroit; Lester Lane Oklahoma; Cleo Littleton, Wichita; Bob Patterson, Tulsa. Gola will get aid from boys like Dick Boushka, . St. Louis University; Ed Conlin, Fordham; Dick Hemroic, Wake Forest, and Dick Ricketts of Duquesne. Each squad has ten players. Crosley Field in Cincinnati has the smallest seating capacity the National League — 29,584. the Big Ten, 75-54. While the 6-foot 10-Inch Russell was busy helping the ball downward and into the basket off his teammates long shots, it was left for the Dons' K. C. Jones to come through with the job that really foiled the Explorers. Jones, a senior who packs 202 pounds in a G-foot 1-inch frame, was given the task by Coach Phil Wollpert of stopping three-time All-America Tom Qola of LaSalle. Jones not only limited Gola to 6 field goals, but wound up with 10 field goals and 4 free throws for 24 San Francisco points. Wollpert assigned Jones to Gola shortly before game time when It was apparent Jerry Mullen, ace defender of the Dons, wouldn't be able to go full steam because of an ailing ankle. Gola's game total of 16 points, 4 of them on free throws, represented the best individual effort for Coach Ken Loffler's LaSalle club. Guidcrl Ball The box score showed Russell wilh 23 points, next best to Jones, but the Dons' gangling All-America at times had even the official scorers confused over who should be given credit for the bucket. The first three baskets chalked up for Russell came on guiders as the Negro star pushed the ball into the goal. Colorado upset Iowa with J Ranglos, a reserve most of the season, in the starring role. Ran- glos helped himself to 6 field goals and 6 free throws for 18 points and played a bang-up floor game for the Rocky Mountain crew. Colorado had it made 35-28 at the half. Sports Roundup hit ^Jatbot -..«,-; FORMATS Manager Chuck Bresson, Ellis Clary, Joe Fitzgerald and Joe Haynes. left to riEht of the Washington Senators check on their 'Iron Arm" as it is wheeled into position for b ' ' practice al Orlando, 1 , Fla., camp. (NEA) Johnny Horan of Dayton and Ed Fleming of Niagara were picked to round out the all-star team. Standout Maurice the Magnificent almost singlehandedly carried St. Francis into the semifinal round. He scored 43 points, rebounded excellently, handed out numerous assists and was a bulwark on the defense be:ore the Frankies lost out to Dayton in the semifinal bracket. And he almost matched that demonstration Saturday night as he tallied 31 points in the battle for third ] place. What Ricketts and Green accomplished in the title gam-? was almost unbelievable. They scored all of Duquesne's 35 points in the first half. And it wasn't until T l / z points had passed in the second half that another Duquesne player broke the monopoly. Green ended up with 33 and Ricketts with 23. Dayton contributed Jack Sallee to the all-star second team. Picked with him were St. Louis' Dick Boushka, Tom Heinshohn of Holy Cross, George Young of Lafayette ind Charlie Tyra of Louisville. Changes May Result High School Athletic Structure Is Studied LITTLE ROCK (AP).— The structure of schoolboy athletics in Arkansas may come for some revision as a result of a six-month study now under way by the Arkansas Athletic Association. The Executive Committee of the Association has asked each of its nine districts to exam ine several AAA programs and recommend possible action for the next legislative meeting. Johnie Burnett, executive secretary of the AAA, said that the sub- lects under review include; 1. The system of classifying teams for football. Some teams in the state are faced with the prospect of moving into the Big 7 conference. Few Changes Expected In Basketball Rules By JERRI' LISKA KANSAS CITY (AP) — The National Basketball Committee today waded through the results of a country-wide survey j and indicated few, if any, important changes will be made forj As things stand now, a school with an enrollment or 500 must compete' in the Big 7. Some of the teams advancing toward the top, classification are not happy about the move. Blytheville is the only school definitely slated to move into the Big 7. Spring Football Eyed 2. A continuing study of the structure of all state basketball town am en is. The cage meets normally supply about 50 per cent of the AAA's operating revenue. This year, all held up well in receipts except the Class A at Little Rock \vhich fell around §4,000 short. 3. Spring football, now banned as ;m outdoor activity with pads and equipment. 4. Organization of an associatioi of state high school coaches and new look at the summertime AAA couchfng clinic. 5. Reclasslficatlon of teams' fo track. Some schools say they wan a Class AA division to go with tru present. Big Eight Class AAA and Class A and Class B. MONDAY, MARCH 21, 195S Miichelilets Hogs Have Rest Today Red-White Game To End Spring Drills Saturday FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas football team today took a day off from the business of unlearning the single-wing and converting to Coach Jack Mitchell's "pigeon-toed" split- T formation. The Hogs have three more days of work scheduled before Saturday's windup of spring practice with the intra-squad Red-White game. Mitchell, w ho took over the coaching reins after Bowden Wyatt left for Tennessee, said his biggest problem was Wyatt's success as a Razorbaek coach. The well-drilled Porkers used the single-wing to upset the experts last fall and win the Southwest Conference football crown. Too-Well Split Mitchell said his players were so well coached in the single- winy, that it was difficult to change them to the split-T, The MIUI.I ;,«- ticeable innovation over other, split- T's Is the pigeon-toed effect. Mitchell's halfbacks are turned toward the quarterback in his basic formation. Nine touchdowns were scored in Saturday's Red-White, scrimmage. The game featured the passing of quarterbacks George Walker and Don Christian and the bait carrying of fullback Henry Moore and halfbacks Buddy Bob Benson, Lee Rqy Taylor and Joe Thomason. More than 150 Arkansas high school coaches were on the sidelines as Mitchell's two-day coaching clinic came to a close. The last time Senators finished vision was fourth. the Washington in the first di- in '1946. They were The three chief forms of billiards in the United States are balkline, 3-cushion and pocket' billiards. the 1956 playing code. The most likely changes, a reliable source hinted, may limit dribblers to five seconds in the front court as a curb on stalling and perhaps extend the bonus free throw to cover a -vhole game. The collegiate game now is played 37 minutes under the bonus rule—an extra shot for a first free throw on a common foul — with the last three minutes making an infractions two-shot fouls. The rule was adopted last year, in preference to the socalled 1-and-l free throw policy. The national committee is a 20- member group with collegiate, high school. YMCA. AAU and Canadian representation. H. V. Porter, the committee's executive secretary, said his group —starting last night—weighed results of a Questionnaire sent to 25,000 conches and officials to guide decisions for next year's code. Although considerable criticism has been directed against the bonus rule for "running up scores and giving victories to teams outscored from the field," Porter said that for the third straight year it was noted fouling has decreased. "The intent of the bonus free throw was to discourage fouling and that must be considered in any proposed change of that rule," Porter said. The 5-second limit on dribbling in front court would carry a jump ball penalty. fc&feK BOXED IW — Al Smith of Cleveland comes to bat in exhibition game, with new catcher's box .outlined behind him. Only 43 inches wide, it doesn't give receivers much room in which to work. Mel Ott Returns to Baseball TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — At the age of 16, a chubby high school catcher out of Gretna, La., first walked into the Polo Grounds and began serving his big league apprenticeship under a man he still refers to almost reverently as Mr. McGraw. Today, almost 30 years and 511 lifetime home wins later, Mel Ott Is beginning a brand-new career in the majors as a radio announcer after having spent several seasons hustling steel around New Orleans, and he's scared. It's a racket he never tried before, but he's glad to be back in baseball on any terms. "It's this time of year that gets you," says the man who won his plaque in the Hall of Fame by hitting more homers than any player League. "The rest of the time it's not too bad. Bv\l when you realize one day that everybody's gather- Ing again for another season, and you're not there, it kind of gets you." Only 2 Managers Ott in his playing career of 22 years with the New York Giants knew only two managers, John McGraw and Bill Terry, and he was his own playing manager for the finnl six years that he was cocking In the history of the National j his right leg in a fashion unique to himself and pelting the stands with home runs. He smote 30 or more of them for eight seasons. "No, Mr. McGraw never tried to teach me not to lift my right leg when I teed off," he recalled here. "The only thing he did the first couple of yea rs when T was just a kid was show me how to hit to left field. Once I became a regular he left me alone to pull the ball to right, but a.s long as I played I still could push one into left when I needed to as a result of his teaching." BESTWAY CLEANERS Invites you to visit their NEW LOCATION Phone 2-2408 2012 W. Main Now Equipped to Serve You Better BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E S TUNG Adult* 50c — Children 15e 2 One Fall Matches Sonny Meyers Red Roberts Meyers v$. 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