The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 4, 1955
Page 9
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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 1955 BLYTHEVTLLE. (AKKJ COURIER NEWS PAGBKTN* MIAMI, Fla. — A New York Yankee play-er-boy found nearby Miami Beach so alluring on. an exhibition trek here from Florida's west coast that after return to St. Pete he ducked the club for a quick return to the gay life . . . family man. too ... Didn't meet i peloU plunger at the new Hollywood. Fla., jal alal fronton who thought they swung the cesta on the square . . . and who, aeverlheless, didn't pour In the pesoi >i the gambling windows . . . fascinating sport, though . . . One of the older and more respected golfers on the pro circuit teed off privately on Mike Souchalc's flare-up in the last round of the St. Petersburg Open . . . when the Durham Driver got in an harangue with a gallerylte over whether or not he (Souchak) had too much temper ... "Good golfer's got no business arguing with a spectator," snapped the old pro ... As a Duke University grldder, Mike was already a fine golfer ... so much so he sneated off wsek-ends to clean up in matches around Asheville . . . under another name . . . • * * Unforgettable: the elderly dowageri at Pinehurst ill rimled formal of a Friday evening . . . 'and adjourning to the TV room promptly at 10 (EST) to expert bouts involving kids Costa, Martinez, Lopes or Mederos ... If, Gulfstreara Park ever gets the early dates on Florida's racing season, It would drive Tropical Park right out of business ... the little track Would starve in April ... But since the state legislature has budgeted money not collected till next year, Tropical has to stay solvent, our agent advises ... No more intelligent promoter in equine circles than Horace Wade, Gulfstream guest-greeter. Could Pat Lesser of Seattle be contemplating a conversion to pro golf by entering every tournament on the winter wheel . . . especially the Opens? ... • • • George Weiss of the Yanks was against shoveling out all the bonus money '$40,000) to pirate 18-year-old shortstop Tom Carroll from Notre Dame ... But Chief Scout Paul Kricnell insisted the Yanks have to get in the bonus swim ... or miss all the superior kids. ... On the football side, Notre Dame has to contend next fall with a sellout against hopped-up Miami of Florida . . . already boosting Whitey Rouviere, in an all purpose right half, for All-America . . \ After 18 years in boxing, light-heavy champ Archie Moore cleared $44,000 Ia«t yeiir . , . after one year, his blggett threat, Floyd Patterson, already -netted half th»t, or ?M,000 . •. . Before shooting down to Mexico City and a victory in the Pan-Am games, phenomenal half miler Arnie Sowell of Pitt lengthened out in a practice session just for the heck of it ... and running on the slower boards, without any competition, without extending himself, was clocked In 4:12 in the first mile he ever ran ... U. S. Open champ Ed Furgol Is oostponing required surgery on his right arm because H would lay him off for a year . . . although he's playing in constant pain ... • • • Connie Mack, '92, was seen at a movie the other night without classes . . . and was seen frequently on the Pirates' bench at Ft. Myers for three Innings or no during games . . . They were the first club he ever managed — in 1884-95-96 ... Between you'n'me, the Cleveland Indians have the right idea in baseball promotion, with behind the fence parties and picnics in the vast center field spaces ... but can you imagine Larry Doby landing In your potato salad? . . . Pro Basketball NBA PLAYOFFS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne 96, Syracuse 89 (Syr- «cuse leads best-of-7 final series J-l) Tommy Carroll, 18-year-old Yankee bonus rookie, Is the youngest player on the New York roster. Chicago Sports Editor Urges Moore to Quit CHICAGO UP)— Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, last night urged light heavyweight champion Archie Moore to retire and :'void endangering his life. Moore already has been barred from fighting in California Because of a heart condition. Matador Pulls Self from Bull's Horns for Kill Honors Ttxoi Co«d With Copt; 9-Inch Wound Not Striout CIUDAD Acun», Mex. W — A matador i m p » 1 e d on the horns jerked himself free and killed the bull In top style yesterday. The 4-year-old bull rammed a horn into Mexican Mflnolo Marquer moments after Marquez presented his ceremonial cape to a Texas coed. The horn, which ranged upward, opened a nine-inch wound. Doctors said after a \\vo-hour operation last night Marquez. 22, suffered internal injuries but should recover quickly. It happened as Marquez was about to. plant the sword to kill his first bull of the afternoon In this town across the Rio Grande from Del Bio. Tex. As he went in over the horns to plunge the sword between the shoulders, the bull embedded Us right horn in the young matador's lower body. Marquez dropped h • muleta and sword and, holding to the bull, pulled himself free. Clutching his wound and shouting to those rushing to hts help to stay back, he picked up his mu- leta and sword. He sighted down his sword again and killed the bull with such skill judge- gave him the rare award of ears and tail. Marquez earlier had presented his ceremonial cape as an indication • of close friendship to Miss Tommie West, 18. of Coleman, Tex., a freshman at the University of Texas. Miss West said she had attended all his fights since last October. Maxwell Takes Top Money In Azalea Open WILMINGTON, N. C. (IP) -Billy Maxwell, with a check for $2,200 first place money in the Azalea open golf tournament in his pocket headed for Augusta, Go., today and the Masters tournament opening Thursday. The 25-year-old Odessa, Tex., professional of 17 months, broke into the major victory column for the first time since leaving tb,e amateur and beat massive Mike Souchak of post an 18 under par total of 270 ranks with a G9 finish yesterday to Durham, N. C., by one stroke. Maxwell, U. S. amateur champ In 1951. had picked up $4,800 In earlier tournaments this winter. Souchak, who padded by $1,500 his earlier bankroll of $11.200 which led the circuit, «also Is headed lor the Masters. Bob Toskl of Livingston, N. J., whose $65,000 led the money men in 1954, finished with a 72 for 275 and third place, worth $1,270. Major Lecgue Previews Dodgers' Flag Chances Rest On Campanella, Newcombe (One el a Series) By JA ,'K HAND JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Can Brooklyn bounce back and de-th'-one the New York Giants? Tne answer probably rests in the left hand of catch-] er Roy Cavnpanella and the right arm of pitcher Don Newcombe. "If tho« two fellows can come back, they can stimulate the restj of the club," said Manager Walter the man he followed.' Alston Can't Be Blamed 1 "Some of you writers said Roy Campanella Don Newcombe Alston, starting his second year as boss of the Brooks. "Cnmpanella has indicated he can swing a. bat a lot better than last year when he was nursing that hand after his operation," Alston continued. "If anything, Campy Is swinging too hard, try- Ing to hit the ball Into the stands. He seems to have plenty of his old power and appears ready to wipe out the memory of his poor year. "About Newcombe. we can't be sure yet. In the first 13 Innings h« pitched, he didn't walk a man. He has been throwing harder than he did last year when he was troubled off and on with a. sore shoulder. We hav« started him off different, taking it a little slower. Maybe he tried too hard last year to get back in swing after his stay In the Army." Much has been written about Alston's failure to assert himself as a "take charge guy" In his freshman year. Some claimed he was too «a«y to hi* dealing! with the player* In sharp contrast to the driving tactic* of Chuck Dresscn, was going to be tougher this year, ' Alston said the other day. "but I never said that. Remember, you fellows said it." He dropped the subiect bluntly. When a writer tried to needle Alston into a sharp answer by reminding him that Dressen, now Washington manager, had predicted Brooklyn should win "unless every player breaks an arm," Alston quietly* replied: "Let Charley run his own club and I'll run mine. I'm not feuding I that gap. with anybody." Alston certainly couldn't be blamed for the injuries that hampered Campanella last season or the attack that sidelined Johnny Podres for a vital month of the campaign. Perhaps he coulr 1 have dsi- played more imagination and daring but his methods were successful in the minors and he deserves a chance to show he can do better. Although the Dodders, favored to win in a romp, finished second to New York in '54, they were beaten only five games. A sound Campanella and Newcombe could close llVe Have The E.C: ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Ph. 3-4551 Blyth»vill«, Ark. This is your opportunity to save on your Easter Wardrobe Timely's Famous Plateau Suits Reduced Smart Light Spring Colors - tan, Eggshell, Rust, Green. In a good range of sizes. 40 to choose from $ 59 50 other timely Suits, Including charcoal plateau 72 50 Sports Coat and Contrasting Slacks nationally Advertised In New Light Shades Both Coat K Slacks Announcing Change of Ownership It is with a great deal of pride and pleasure that we announce the purchase of the R. D. Hughes Clothing Co. 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