The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1955 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1955
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TUESDAY, APRIL 12,195S BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINF Chicks at Jonesboro Thursday for Huge Invitational Meet Blytheville's Chickasaw track team will be under fire for the second time this season Thursday when Coach Russell Mosley takes his squad to the huge Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Invitational track and field meet at Arkansas State College. Thirty teaftis from .the two state area have been invited to the seventh annual event and final number of entries has not yet been determined. Carruth, Mo., last year's champions, will return for defense of its crown. Also slated to attend from Missouri are Charleston, Caruthersville, Cardwell, Warden, Arbyrd, Poplar Bluff, Senath, Kennett and Sikeston. In addition to Blytheville, Arkansas in entries include Pocahon- :^s, West Memphis, Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Reiser, Corning, Osceola, Wynne, Wilson, Marianna, Hughes, Newport, Hoxie. Searcy. Helens, Luxora, Clarendon, Oreene County Tech, Hector, Manila, and possibly Jonesboro, Miliourl Hai Edge Missouri teams will be favored to take the team title for the third year. Kennett won in 1952. Caruthersville, with a second in state competition and a resounding victory over Blytheville, appears 'Little' Bobo Favored By 2-7 Over 'Big' Joey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The "little man — big man" theory gets a thorough test here tomorrow night when "little" Carl (Bobo) Olson tangles with "big" Joey Maxim in the Cow Palace arena. Olson, the World's middleweight boxing champion, was a 2-1 favorite to make Maxim, former light- heavyweight titlist, Mr 21st successive victim before a national television audience (CBS—9 p.m. CST) and what could be a $150,000 gross turnout. The match is a non-title overweight 10-rounder. The feeling around the fight crowd here was that Olson has too much youth and stamina for the aging Maxim, who is required to trim down to 175 pounds. Olson, 26, is expected to weight about 170. The extra poundage on Olson's middleweight frame figures to add that much more punching power to the famed body attack which has given him. 61 triumphs in 67 professional fights. It won't, veteran observers say, slov him down a bit. Maxim, on the other hand, has had to knock nearly 15 pounds off his weight and the strenuous reducing program at his age — 33 — could weaken him m the late going, in the opinion of the ring- birds. He must be at 175 or below at tomorrow morning's weigh-in or cost his manager Jack (Doc) Kearns a *10,000 forfeit. The fight, however, will go on regardless of what the scales show. to be chief contender. The Chicks again will bank largely on the efforts of its returning lettermen, Charles Abbott, Freddy Akers, Hays Sullivan and Ray Westbrook. Though some help can be expected from Allan Shanks, who won the shot put at Caruthersville. Abbott and Akers will run the hurdles with Akers and Sullivan working in most of the dashes. Abbott also Is a broad jumper and Akers a pole vaulter . Perhaps the top performer in the meet from Mississippi County will be Reiser's dashm'an, Bobby Dixon. Dixon won the 100-yard dash In the High School B division of the Arkansas Relays at Fayette- vllle last wek with a time of 10.4. t- 250,000 Expected To See Opening Day Major Gomes NEW YOKK (fl»j—Major league baseball expects to draw 258,000 fans to its'full slate of eight season opening games today, with Kansas City, Cleveland and Milwaukee hoping to pull in 125,000 all by themselves. The total attendance estimate tops last season's actual first day crowds by about 21,500. The 1954 openers attracted 236,414. Yesterday's early openers attracted 58,879. In the National League, Chicago at Cincinnati drew an overflow 32,195 and in the American, Baltimore at Washington had 26,684. Golf's Shooting Stors Quiet Maxwell Tagged By Nelson Back in 44 (One of a Series) By NEA Service Back in 1944, Byron Nelson was talking golf in a New York City restaurant. "There's a kid down home In Texas," Nelson said, "who is going to be the best you'll see in a long time. His name Is Billy Maxwell." Today, Maxwell stands as one of the more promising newcomers to enter professional golf In more than 15 years. When hs captured the Azalea Open at'.WIL- mington, N. C., recently It marked the first of what should be a flock of victories. Maxwell Is a big little, man. Reddish-blond hair tops a 5-5 nnd 150-pound frame. The 27-year- old Maxwell, from Odessa. Tex., Is another former National Amateur titleholder to quit the play- for-fun ranks to become a top- notcher in big-time profesalonal golf. Maxwell was declared a pro by the United' States Golf Association at the start of last year when it was discovered he was attending North Texas State on a golf scholarship. He was reinstated, but never used the status as he immediately entered the professional ranks. Maxwell, ' is an Army veteran and married, Is quiet to the point where a "hello" seems to leave him stumped for an answer. Billy Maxwell Arcaro Starts 20-Day Racing Sentence Today NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Arcaro starts serving a 20- day sentence today for infractions of racing rules but the nation's No. 1 stake rider says he'll be in shape to pilot the highly regarded Nashua in the Kentucky Derby May 7. "You have to be In condition to Olson-Maxim Show Will Get No Awards By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — When Bobo Olson and Joey Maxim square off in San Francisco and on the television set April 13, it will show whether the middleweight champion can handle the bigger fellows, especially old Archie Moore. That is all spectators figure to see, however, for the bdnd of fighting produced by this 10- rounder should be as dull as an overworked razor blade. The bout Is strictly for gymnasium railbirds. The person who likes bloqd and battering is likely to growl in complete dissatisfaction * * * Bobo Olsor. and JACK BUCK JOE CARAGIOLA ANHEUSER-IUSCH, INC. ST. 10UIS • HlWtll • 10S ANCttlS Budweisee UGH ME* ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. 223 W. Ash Ph. 3-3125 when the subtle talents of Olson and Maxim fail to show on the screen.« Yet the liniment and cigar set look forward to the pairing eagerly. Olson's always busy fists don't escape their notice and his body bending right hand to the liver — a nasty punch — is hailed as ,a rare weapon among today's fighters. Maxim, too, is not underrated. To the average fight fan, the former light-heavyweight leader represents everything they dislike. He can't punch, has a made-in-Detrolt clutch and, as a bout wears on, is as boring as an after-dinner speaker. The popular notion is that Olson will destroy the 33-year-old Cleveland delicatessen guy and then move at Moore, the 175- pound king, in a huge money match. Bobo, you see, at least generates some excitement in connection with such a show. But you can get all kinds of action on the Olson-Maxim shindig. Maxim is rated no worse than even money. Jack Kearns 1 meal ticket has been beaten, in his long career, only by such as Ezzard Charles and Moore. The last three limes he Was supposed to be annihilated, Old Joey let Sugar Ray Robinson collapse, outboxed and outfoxed rising Floyd Patterson and took Paul Andrews in hand. He's a crafty guy, this Maxim. Against Olson, his pattern will be simple. He'll toss a few of those left jabs, then embrace Bobo. But it won't be a fond "caress/ Instead, Joey will do his best to yank the lighter Olson's arms from their sockets. While doing so, he can be expected to sprawl over Bobo in an effort to tire the middleweight king. * * * Olson will come in at an acceptable 169 pounds and with a seven-year edge In age and can be expected to do his best to out-tussle Joey in the early going, then outhustle him in the later rounds. Neither can punch enough to disturb an air current and Olson's aforementioned liver blow will receive a severe testing from Maxim's sturdy body, which has never caved in under the most powerful thumping. The match amounts to a simple test of whether Olson's dreams 'of going for the light- heavyweight championship should be reserved for his sleeping hours or should be put into action. You won't like watching it, but from a dyed-in-the-smokc boxing viewpoint, It's a honey. DRINK THE CHOICE OF DANIEL. WEBSTER! The greatest name in bourbon-historic favorite of famous men—now in a lighter, milder, lower-priced 86 Proof bottling as a companion to the world-renowned 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! 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Arcaro blamed nobody but himself for the suspension, "I certainly did deserve both of them, Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS AMERICAN 1,KAGUI! W L Pet. Behind Washington 1 0 1.000 Cleveland 00 .000 ft Chicago 0 .000 ij Kansas City .... 0 0 .OOP V: New York d 0 .000 (i Boslon 0 0 .000 V a Detroit 0 0 .000 Vb Baltimore 01 ,000 1 Tuesday's Schedule Washington at New York—Me- Devmott <1-15) 'Vs Ford U6-8> Boston at Baltimore—Sullivan (15-12> Vs Coleman 123-17) Chicago at Cleveland—Trucks (10-12) Vs Lemon (33-7) Detroit at '.vansas City—Clarver (H-U) VS Kellnor (6-11) Monday's Result Washington 12. Baltimore 6 Only game scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pot. Behind Chicago 1 0 1.000 New York 0 0 .000 li Philadelphia .... 0 0 .000 & Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 14 Brooklyn 0 0 .000 V< St. Louis 0 0 .000 V, Milwaukee 00 .000 ft Cincinnati 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday's Schedule New York nt Philadelphia—Antonelli (21-7) Vs Roberts (2.1-15) Pittsburgh nt Brooklyn—Surkont (9-18) Vs Ersklne (18-15) Cincinnati nt Milwaukee—Stnley (7-13) Vs Spahn (21-12) St. Louis nt Chicago—Lawrence Monday's Result Chicago 7, Cincinnati 5 Only game scheduled Lowry Tops Adams In Close Bout NEW YORK im — P»t Lowry holds a 3-0 edge today over F»t (OniMlngcr) Adams, but if they were to meet for a third time there still would be n lot of support for the hnndtcnpped New Jersey wel- Zotopek on Committee VIENNA Ml-Czechoslovak track tiav and Olympic champion Emll Zatopek has been appointed a member of the Czechoslovak Olympic Committee, Communist newspapers report. Chairman of the committee Is Vaclav Pleskot, head of Czechoslovak "state committee for body culture." terwclght. Lowry, a 25-year-old ex-Marln* from Toledo, O., finished with a rush last night to score a majority decision over the 23-year-old Adams In a telecast 10 - rounder at St. Nicholas Arena. Referee Barney Felixs had Pat In front. 5-4-1 In rounds. Judge Jo* Agnello saw it even in round*, 5-5, but cast his ballot for Lowry on point;, 6-5. Jurge Harold Barnes had It exactly even, 5-5 In round* nnrt 8-8 in points. The AP card had Lowry ahead, 5-4-1. In their first fight on Feb. J8, Lowry also won by a very narrow margin. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pot. QB 2 0 1,000 — 1 0 1.000 Memphis New Orleans Nashville Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga Mobile .687 .667 .500 .260 .000 .000 Little Rock .. Yesterday'i Result* Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 1' Only game scheduled. Games Today .. .. 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