The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1965 Yankees Continue to Carry Old Trademark-the Big Inning Bosox' Boiling Chips Elbow in Exhibition By .PP WILKS The Associated Press Them Yankees, suh, are at it again. They still carry that old trademark — the big inning. The New Yorkers, who got some extraordinary charity from Washington pitchers, romped through an eight-run eighth inning to knock off the Senators 10-4 yesterday. Maury McDermott, who finished only 11 of the 26 games he started for Washington last season, tried to go all the way for the first time this spring. Dntil he ran afoul in the eighth, he was doing a good job. He had the Yanks nibbling through the first seven innings, setting them down on four singles. Pastrano Clever In Victory CHICAGO OB — A handsome youngster from New Orleans may become the new darling of television's fight fans. Willie Pastrano, 19, made his first appearance on the national network last night at Chicago Stadium and proved quite a fancy dan as he gracefully pirouetted to a unanimous 10 round victory over Al Andrews. Pastrono lacks knockout power, but seems to have an instinctive ring cleverness that makes him a difficult target. He certainly confused the well-meaning, lunging Andrews from Superior, Wls. Pastrano has won his last nine fights and now has a record of 30 victories (including eight knockouts) 4 defeats and 2 draws. He's been a pro four years. Andrews, outweighed 164 to 160'/2 pounds, absorbed his llth defeat ta 44 starts. All officials gave Pastrano a wide edge. Referee Frank Sikora scored it 100 tp 90. Judge James McManus 100-89 and Judge Ed Hintz 96-93. Bathers Have 3rd Owner Of the Year HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (tff—The Hot Springs Bathers today have their third owner in less than a year. He is George (Mickey) O'Neil of St. Louis, former major league baseball player. No purchase price was announced. O'Neil purchased the Bathers, who nearly folded for lack of fans last year, from Charlie Williamson of Hot Springs last night. The Bathers finished last season deep in the cellar of the Class C Cotton States League. Williamson bought the Bathers from Paul Dean in the middle of last season. Dean threatened to give up several times last season before he sold the club. Then Williamson had to appeal to the townspeople through a newspaper and radio campaign to get enough money to complete the season . The entire Cotton States League was plagued last season with a shortage of paying fans. The Yanks got a pair of runs, one of which was unearned, but trailed 4-2 after seven. Then Washington's stringbean lefty walked three of the four men he faced In the eighth, giving up a single to the other, Mickey Manlle. A youngster named Bob Ross, up from Chattanooga and also a southpaw, came on then and forced in a run by hitting Bill Skowron. He pushed another home by walking Bob Cerv. The Yanks took over in their old style. Gil McDougald cleared the bases with a triple and Billy Hunter singled before a double play was accomplished by the Nats. Joe Collins closed the sniping with his first spring home run. Red Sox Shortstop Chips Elbow The first serious injury of the exhibition season showed up when Boston shortstop Milt Boiling suffered a chipped, bone in his left elbow in a second-base collision with St. Louis catcher Dick Rank. Boiling, whom Manager Pinky Higgins had installed as the Red Sox No. 1 man at short, will be out from six to eight weeks. Owen Friend replaced Boiling and committed three errors that gave the Cardinals three unearned runs in their 5-4 victory. Murry Dickson and rookie Jim Owens handcuffed the MUwaukee Braves on two hits for a 3-1 victory by the Phillies. It was 1-1 until the ninth when Del Ennis drove in the tie-breaker with a triple and scored himself on an error. . Detroit also got good pitching. Ned Gnrver, George Zuverink nnd Bob Schultz gave Cincinnati just six singles to win 5-1. Brooks Clabber A's Brooklyn clobbered the Kansas City Athletics 15-4. Don Newcombe looked good pitching five strong innings for the Brooks while Carl Furillo, Pee Wee Reese and Roy CampaneHa contributed heavily to 17-hit support. Furillo got four hits, Reese drove in four runs with two safeties and Campanella hit a pair of doubles and a single. Pittsburgh got over a three-run hump in the ninth to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6. Preston Ward drove in the crucit three runs with a homer. Out West, the New York Giants evened their spring series with the Cleveland Indians at 5-all, smacking Bob Lemon for six ruas in the second and third innings for a 9-4 decision. BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No. 6 A LOOK AT Hl$ ,V5Q LEAGUE -LEADIfiKr MASK AT COLUMBUS, AND YOU F/6U«E THAT'S WHY THE TRUE, 7M5 HITT/fJd'^ NO DEr«/M£N" BUT ACTUALLY" PAUL <tlCHARD5-WAS BVSN MOKE IHTBIGUED 8Y BOOKIE * HAHS GKBAT CATCHIHG AGILITY; AAU Favorites Play 'Surprises' Tonight DENVER (AP) — The co-favorites, Peoria, 111., and Bartlesville, Okla., play two surprise collegiate tearris in, tonight's quarterfinals of the 48th annual National Amateur Athletic Union basketball tournament. XPeoria's Cats,' bidding for a fourth straught AAU crown, meet senior players from the University of r;-lorado team that finished third last weekend in the NCAA finals at Kansas City. The dedending champions reached the quarterfinals with an 81-79 overtime victory over the Buclian Bakers of Seattle. Colorado players, wearing the colors of Luckett-Nix of Boulder, Colo., outclassed the Houston, Tex. Ada Oilers, 85-67. Bo:? Jeangerard hit 28 points and Burdette Haldorson 27. Santa Maria Easily The Phillips 66ers of Bartlesville, tabbed to dethrone Peoria, had no troublr disposing- of the Santa Maria, Calif., 100-66. The fiGers meet the Colorado State College basketball team, playing under the name of Gregory Clothiers. North Carolina State's highly rated team barely squezed by the Hope-Wuthnow Furniture team of Between YouriMe Walter Alston could find himself with a situation on his hands if his veteran Brooklyn players continue to confide to scriveners their candidate opinions of him as a not-so j dynamic leader. . . . After St. Louis out - zoomed Connecticut in the National Invitation Tournament, BHHken coach Eddie Hlckey lamented, "The worst game we ever played." . . . although no St. Louis squad had ever before scored 110 points in a single game. . . . Some 35 years ago, an eager- eyed kid of 10!i nary a sou in his faded knickers hung around the ball park in Rochester, N. Y. — a park he'd never been in . . . when along came a Royal outfielder and said to the moppet. "How about it, kid Wanna watch me play?" . . . And that's how Gabe Paul, the vice president and general manager and genius behind the reconstruction of the booming Cincinnati Reds, saw his first professional baseball game. . . . The player? Wid Matthews, now the personnel chief of the rival Chicago Cubs. . . . Gabe always was a man of enterprise— as the Royal batboy, he nailed down the toeplate concession for all pitchers in the International League. The Phillips Oilers, stepping up the pace to corral none-such bas- ketcer Tom Cola from the pros, FRESH CAGED EGGS Delivered to your door E. S. MULLINS&SON Ph. 3-4779 Day or flight are salt! to have promised him they're setting up a New York office in three years so he can continue to live in the East. Know what pro basketball players do on their day off? Go to the Garden to watch the collegians . . . which is where we found Jim Pollard and Vern Mikkelsen and all the other Lakers, drawn by J,he magnet of Gola in an NCAA test . . . and more impressed by LaS.-ille ace's passing and quickness than any other phase of his game . . . It's a steady ritual that every time the Laker;; come to New York, the football Giants contact big Ed Kalafnt in an attempt to swing him to pads and helmet us a pass-catching end . . . What a champ eats for breakfast: a mound of corn flakes mixed with shredded wheat, sprinkled with a couple fistfuls of strawberries, loaded down with oozing honey and doused with a pitcher of cream—Rocky Ma rein no's favorite flisli. Two weeks before Louisiana State announced Jim Corbett as its new athletic director for a five-year term, the personable ex- publicitor had declined the job . , . and only relented when the Bayou boys met five demands he presented. . . . "Nothing to do for the next, four years." grins Jim. "since our football schedule's finalized through 1938." . . . Z.SU grid coach Paul Dietzel was called by Sid Gillman "the finest college center I ever coached" when he played for the LA Ram boss at.Miami of Ohio. Between you'n'me, major league owners grumble that the March 1 deadline to start spring training doesn't Rive the players enough time to set, in shape for the exhibition games ... so who said they had to start booking games 10 day Liter? . . . Hope, Kan. 71-68. The Kansans featured Roger Craft and Jerry Jung of Kansas State. Craft hit 29 points. Cards a Very Interesting Team-Busch ST. PETERSBURG, Pla. (W "The Cardinals figure to be one of the most, interesting teams in the major leagues." This was the comment of August A. Busch Jr., president of the St. Louis team and the Anheuser- Busch brewery, yesterday in an annual report to stockholders. The report was issued in St. Louis but Busoh is here with the club. "A number of promising minor league players should provide im- jortant new strength in the comin; season, along with players acquired the off-season trades," Busch said. "The company is continuing ts determined efforts to build the Cardinals into a championship contender." The American Legion of Arizona s offering a trophy to the maojr eague club with the best spring raining record in Arizona. The mly three big league teams in the itate are the Giants, Indians and Cubs. MOVING? Local or Long Distance CALL 3-8928 Beckham Moving & Storage Co. 900 Second KooLViiif ALUMINUM AWNINGS CALL NOW Ph. 3-4293 FOR FREE ESTIMATE SMITH AWNING CO. 11] S. First Abraham's Tourist Court MODERN ROOMS—VENTILATED HEAT REASONABLE RATES $1.50 Single 3.00 . Single with bath 4.00 Double with bath South Highway 61 Plenty of parking room Beer By The Case Budweiser $4.40 Griesedieck ,.,.,. l . . 3.90 Falstaff 3.90 ABRAHAM'S CAFE ASH and BROADWAY Lengthy Spring Sports Schedule Underway AtUofATkisWeekend FAYETTEVILLE — A lengthy 54-event spring sports schedule gets underway for the Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend and chances for a successful start are good. The strongest of the spring quartet — tennis and golf — open competition at home and away. Though suffering the loss of last year's Big Four, the Hnksmen tangle with the Tulsa Hurricane on Oklahoma soil with a fine group of newcomers expected to equal the mark set In 1954. Gone from the squad that, routed Tulsa twice last year are Miller Barber, Ray Bob Barnes, E. B, Gee, Jr., and Joe . Booiie. Lettermen Phil Rogers, Fay- TAIimaif ettevlUe, and Gray Llnzel, Little Pros Tee of fin 1st Round of Miami Beach MIAMI BEACH, Pla. W) — The touring pros tee off today in first round play of the $12,500 Miami Beach Invitational Golf Tournament and several comparative un- cnowns are expected to show well !n the 72-hole event. Lionell Hebert, pro from Erie, Pa., putted his way to victory In :he pro-am tournament yesterday with a 65 to lead a field of 55 pros and grab $500 first prize. He had a one-stroke lead over Peter Thomson, British Open champion from Melbourne, Australia, and Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Tex. Another stroke back at 67 were Jay Hebert of Long Island City, 1 T . Y.; Al Besselink of Grosslngers, N. Y.; Al Borsch of Garden City, L. L, and Dave Douglas of Newark, Del. Bunched at 68 were Bo Wininger of Oklahoma City; Sam Snead of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; Ed Furgol of St. Louis; Paul MaGuire of Wichita, Kan.; Mike Krak of Louisville, Ky., and Walter rtich. Burkemo, of Franklin, Skeeter Kell To Help Start Baseball Plans Former major leaguer Skeeter Kell will be on hand in Leachville tonight to explain the mechanics relative to setting up Little League and American Legion baseball programs. A meeting has been scheduled for 7:30 tonight in Leachville's Legion Hut. Also on hand for the session ill be Graham Dixon, a Western Association manager, and Doy Pannell. Kell formerly played with the Philadelphia (now Kansas City) Athletics. Sponsors of the project, the Legionnaires, pointed out that all persons interested in establishing the two programs are Invited to attend tonight's session. Kell and Dixon will help with organizing the programs. Rock, return. Coached by Pro Coached by local pro Bob Zander, the best bets to replace the '54 losses appear to be tranfers Tinker Gordon and Dicky Newcomb, Camden; with Don Murphey, Texarkana; Ed Spencer, Hot Springs; tmd three local golfers—Ellis Poi- sell, Jr., Bass Trumbo and Dick Chapman—rounding out the squad. The golfers meet the Hurricane on Friday, then return home for their opening Southwest Conference match with Texas Christian on the following Monday. National cham pion SMU and Texas are again favored in the league race. John "Red" Davis' tennis squad will open home competition for the spring with a Friday match against the Pine Bluff Arsenal team Davis has three veterans-Bill Geren and Ewell Lee of Fort Smith, plus Glenn Lane of Jonesboro to go along with squadman Bob Sloan, also of Jonesboro, and George Kue- cnenmeister of Hot Springs, ready for play. Transfer to Help Kuechenmeister is a transfer from Valparaiso expected to earn the number one spot immediately. His presence greatly strenghtens a net squad which broke even in '54 competition and lost only letterman Dick Reid. Reid is still in school but elected to pass up play this year because of his law studies. Inclement weather over the past six days forced a postponement in time trials for the Porker track- men—now rounding into shape for the Oklahoma A & M Relays in Stillwater this Saturday. The traveling squad will be drawn up later in the week. ASC Drops 1st Game of Season SHRBVEPOET, La. Wl—Ira.Sim- son's squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Waj'ne Thrash from third and gave Centenary College a 5-4 baseball victory over Arkansas State yesterday. Arkansas 000 000 121 0—4 8 3 Centenary ... 000 100 030 1—5 9 6 Nelms, Fretz (10), Gertis (10), and McMinn; Jameson, Gardnei (4). Lee (7), Emmons (10) anc Britner, Simpson (6). THE tASCTRY-HOWARD TROPHY atilA awarded at the annual Amer* icon. Bowling Congress meet* 55 jto M Pt. J PI. 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Carpenter was not a ball carrier in the statistical sense, but was termed Arkansas' best runner by Wyatt himself and gained 284 yards as a pass receiver. He was a constant receiving threat and, blocked the way for hundreds of more yards. His value was never more cleajr- ly emphasized than in a game he had little part in—the Cotton. Bowl classic. Major Factor Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd said in his very first comment after the game—and again at a post-game dinner for (he teams—"we all know "Say, who's this No. 34 you have down there? I've been watching single wing football for a long time and have never seen a blocking back like him." Allen continued, "We were able to get ahold of movies on a couple of your games and man o' man, v.'hat a player! He's not only the finest blocker I've seen in years but has made a brand-new position out of a blocking back. As far as I can tell, he's the one big reason that is making your team go." Typical Comment The comment was unusually candid but typical of the compliments paid to Arkansas' rambling Pres;on Carpenter — probably the most valuable player on the 1954 Southwest Conference champion Razorbacks. Here is a big, strong (6-2 and _J7 pounds), hard-running footbal- .er who cares little about a forma;ion — so long as it gives him a chance to block somebody hard, tackle someone viciously or just run with the football. His junior year showed him to be the most versatile back in the Southwest Conference and probably the eague's strongest challenge to All- America honors in 1955. Coach Jack Mitchell took over right where Bowden Wyatt left off as far as discussing; the Muskogee, Okla. (formerly of West Memphis, Ark.) senior's performance. Always at Home "He's a truly fine player — in every category," said Mitchell quickly, "I don't know when I've ever seen a player so at home on a football field — on offense and defense — and so capable of mak- ng any adjustment. He has been ust as strong, possibly better, in he split-T as he was in the single ving." Capable of breaking a game open ' it would have been a different game, perhaps with a difefrenb winner, had Carpenter played. We considered him to be—from the very start of our drills—your finest player. Whenever he was in there your game was all the more dangerous." Value in action is just as clearly indicated in the Baylor and Mississippi games. Against Baylor he broke the game open when a beautifully-executed weak-side touchdown pass play; then came back in with less than four minutes remaining to boot a 1-yard field goal for the 21-20 victory. His 67-yard touchdown pass reception against Ole Miss for the game's only score was later termed the "outstanding single play of the 1954 sea-son" by a national magazine. The 21-year old Carpenter has a. full baseba 11 season to complete before next fall (he's one of the leading hitters and an outfielder), but the gridiron is his first choice. 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