The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1955
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TUESDAY, APRIL N, MUB BLYTHBVILLH (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN ONE FOR THE BOOKS 9NAPPY tfT/Hftr HAD U* HI&TLIH6 TO.THS KKOttO BOOK* rp FIND OUT rwe YOU HAVt TO SO ALL TH&WM BACK TOMATHEWfOHTO MATCH «* CAUSER .j... Caruthersville Makes Bid for Big 8 Crown. By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — If the results of the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Invitational track and field meet are any indication, Charleston's Bluejays will take first place in Missouri's Big Eight Conference meet at Poplar Bluff Friday. Also vying for top honors will be CaruthersviUe's Tigers. The Jackson Indians pose the big question as they have not been pitted against Caruthersville or Charleston and will probably place in the meet. Weaker teams entered are Sikes- ion, Kennett and Poplar Bluff. Two to One The other teams in the Big Eight Conference, Cape Girardeau and Cairo, 111. ,do not have track squads. They specialize in softball during track season. Charleston won first in the meet afc Arkansas State College last Friday with 67 points. Caruthersville was second with 46 Va points. In the Kennett Invitational early in the season, Charleston beat, Caruthersville. The only time CaruthersviUe got in front of the Bluejays was when the Tigers got second in the Class B State and Charleston did not place. Weakened By Injury CaruthersviUe is weaker in the relays now because Giff Edgerton was injured in the state meet and wont be back out. for track again this year. Charleston has top- ranking relay teams. Tigers Earl Hill and George Cook are front-line contenders in the hurdles and Jim Leslie is expected to lead the Tigers in the dashes. CaruthersviUe has two good boys running the mile. They're Lewis Davis and Morris Patterson. However. Charleston has had an edge over CaruthersvUIe in the field events. Tackle Lou Groza of the Cleveland Browns has been a high scorer in the National Football League for nine years yet has tallied only one touchdown. His scores have come on field goals and points after touchdowns. Kearns Has Olson Moving Toward Moore, Marciano By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK —. (NEA) — There are several thing which you'd never get Jacl Kearns to admit, not the leas of which being his age. The first time I came upon the smooth-talking guy was longer ag< than you care to remember and he was hustling boxing on the west coast for all it was worth Since then, as you've probably noted, he has never faltered. With Kearns. it always has been onward -to bigger and better paj- days and w h o res who's doing the pay- :ng? In recent years, this fight man agers' manager seems to 'be im proving, if that's possible. He has Jack Kearns Logan Has Hottest Bat In Majors MILWAUKEE Wl - The Nationn League's top fielding shortstop be lieves "you gotta hit to make money" and that's one good reason Johnny Logan of the Milwaukee Braves carries a fat .591 plate av erage after Milwaukee's first hali dozen games of 1955. He's the hottest major league regular at bat, with 13 hits in 22 trips, including a pair of home runs. Logan, who has led the Nationa league shortstops on the field foi :hree years in a row, wound up the 1954 season with a .275 batting average. "I Usually finish with .275 to .280 )i* so but this might be my year,' Logan said yesterday. He's using a bat of the same weight and length he used last year and there's no marked change in his stance at home plate. If his big average is traceable to any single innovation — besides uck, says Logan — it's that he' keeping both eyes on the pitcher. Middlecoff in Top Role at Arlington HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (jpj—Gary Middlecoff, who has won four ma- or golf tournaments this year, i he pre-tourney favorite to captur he $15,000 Arlington Hotel Open lere May 12-15. Middlecoff is no stranger at the Hot Springs Country Club's No. 3 course where the tournament will played. He works out on the Jourse about twice a year. The former dentist recently cap- ured the Masters tournament. His other 1955 triumphs were the St. Petersburg (Pla.i Opeu, the Bing Crosby Invitational and the Los Angeles Open. The Arlington will be Arkansas' first major golf tournament. A Great Gift with a Great Name... for a Great Day Every day is somebody's birthday... a most important day in his year. What better way to remember a Mend's birthday than with SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN — the one whiskey man prefer abovi aM others. Give and be ... of a great gift.. .with a great name Gttia Neutral S^iriU left a Utah promoter and Al Naiman, the Cleveland angel for Rocky Castellan!, flat ou their backs with wet towels applied to aching foreheads, OLD DOC HAS NOW REACHED the point where he intends to put die million-dollar gate back in boxing, just as he was responsible for it in the days when he craftily guided Jack Dempsey and Mickey Walker. Meanwhile, just to keep in action, Kearns is promoting a 15- round match between Archie Moore and Nino Valdes in Lus Vegas, Nev., May 2. He bills this as being for the "real world heavyweight championship." The seven-figure payoffs will be, of course, connected with any fistic the middleweight champ. When Olson. at :i solid 160 pounds, thoroughly demousmueil he him hard cnouhg to tip over n light-heavyweight of Joey Maxim's ability he sealed a match with Arehie Moore for the 175-pound title. This one was actually made some months back. The payday involved will be substantial. It is strictly Kearns' doing. Old Doc probably first introduced Olson's Sid Klaheny to this idea. The two came together when Kearns sorl of suggested to Nalman that tor a price, say SU'5,000, Castellan! could gin a title shot at Olson. The money was put up and an overjoyed Flaherty immediately joined hands with Kearns. The result came out with Olson nu'etins and battering Kearns' own tii;er, showings of Car! "Bobo" Olson, j Maxim, into defeat. The Doc—who Chisox' Lane Happy With Tiger Trade By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — "We don't want (o crow yet/' smiles the Chicago White Sox' General Manager, Frank Lane, "but that winter trade with Detroit is looking bigger and better to us every day." In the exchange li ts December. First sackcr Dropo, a hulking Lane dispatched first baseman Ferris Fain and two minor leaguers to the Tigers for Walt Dropo, Bob Nieman and pitcher Ted Gray. Gray Next "Dropo and Nieman are doing for us what we hoped they would do, ' Lane beams. "And any time now you'll see Gray out there on the mound. He's been looking real good." Gray, a lean lefty, won 58 games for the Tigers from 1954. 19-18 through 6-5, 22-Dpound giant, and outfielder Niemnn so far hnve made the trade with Detroit look mighty good. Dropo Top Batting- is batting .313 Saturday slammed a 425-foot bases loaded homer that gave the Sox a 9-4 triumph over Cleveland. Nieman, who played for Sox Msinnger Marty Marion when he WHS skipper of the St. Louis Browns, is batting a lofty .545, He has hit three homers and driven in five runs. else?—also Is associated with Archie Moore. ANtf IF YOU CAKE TO look past Moore, you come upon what could be one of the bigger matches in rliis history—Olson and Marei- nno. While everybody is crying about the pitiable state of boding and the small amount of money to be gained in the game, Kearns annuity goes H bout and, on his own, brings back the golden days. H all revolves around Olson's ability. At first, you question how this busy ring mechanic, who never bus seemed like a hitter, would be able to go in with a big guy who can punch, such as Moore and Murehmo. Rut Mickey Walker, who fought 'em nil, from 147 pounds right up to Jack Sharkey and Max Sehmel- iiiR, feels Bobo can do It. The old welter and middleweight king says that "Olson at 60 pounds (boxing people always drop the first digit when talking weights) is no pjunchur. Uut nn Olson at t!9 or 70 can hit hard enough to bother anybody. He tipped Maxim, a strong fplolw. and he could hurt Marciano, too. "IF HE WERE TO COME to me and ask what I thouhgt of him go- Ins against Marciano, I'd tell him, 'Go ahead, you have a great chance.' "He would have to," Walker went on, "fight u different fight against Marcinno—and Moore, loo. He couldn't wade into those punchers. But he's so quick that he could slip punches and take good potshots at them. And he could hurt 'em. Yes. I like his chances very much. "Marciano, a great puncher, and Olson would be an exciting battle. I know I'd take it In/' says Uic old Toy Bulldog. So would most everybody else. Including Jack Kearns, who would have a piece of every tiling; except the hot dog concession. Field and Stream Some States Reduce Fishing Fees to Lure Out-of-State Visitors By DION HENDERSON A I* Nfwsf cat HITS The best things In life .may be frtH 1 , but It still costs money to go fishing. And some places more than otlu'ivs. Particularly for the vacationing angler who wants to sample the hook and line offferinus of stales In; visits. Some of the tourist-conscious states sort of use their fish for bait, to, switch things around a little. As a result, the vLsilor may find that places where the fishing is best may cost him the least. Michigan and Minnesota, for instil net, charge the nonresident $4 for a license. Wisconsin charges $5. And the three together :it(met imirl.y :i million visiting flsh- mm'ii, selling men- than n third tif the nation's nonresident licenses 11111011)1 them. Oregon chnrges the highest fee for a nonresident licimso— $15. And despite its fabulous offerings, it sold fewer than 30,000 last year. Fourteen other states charge $10 or more. They include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Mary land. Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina. Utah, Virginia, Washington; West Virginia and Wyoming. Of Colorado was the favorite of President Eisenhower and .some 10-1,000 other fishermen who paid the visitor's price. Florida of sold put under 100,000 licenses lor its fresh water fish- Ins Altuj.;ethei-, 25 .states charge more than $r> for iheh 1 nonresident fishing- privileges, Those between $5 and Sin Include Connecticut. Dela- Wiire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Now Jersey, New York North Carolina, Texas and Vermont. Kit-veil nave the $5 fee like Wisconsin, which Is lop attraction among sill the states. These are Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky,Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Nevndii, NIMV Mexico, Oklahoma, Sontli Dakola nut] Tennessee. Five other states practice modified versions of the Golden Rule, diai'tflnn others what others charge them. They nre Georgia, Iowa Kiuisas, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The $4 fee is charged In addition In Minnesota and Michigan, by Illinois. And T mllana. North Dakota and Ohio ask only $3, Billiards Holc-in-Onc KANSAS CITY W») — William Pesmer got a 280-yard hole-in- ono on the Oakwpod Golf Course, but It was somewhat like n billiards shot. His drive stopped 15 yards off the green. Then Ernest Pi.ser, In the same foursome. Iced off. Piscr's ball hit Pesmer's ball and knocked It into the par 4 hole. Keep Those Frog Stickers Under Cover Till May 16 Better keep those R|ps and frog stickers in ihe closel for awhile, follows. I-'rog season doesn't open in Arkansas until Mny 10. There is some talk around that the season opened Friday nnd that some hunters reportedly have jumped the gun, thinking the season was open—faint so. Sells more...Lecause it s worth more ! Ford's worth more when you buy K ... and it's easy to see why! Only Ford brings you the long, low look of Iho Thundcr- bird and ite "car-of-tomorrow" lines. Only Ford gives you the instant—and reassuring— response of Trigger-Torque power .. power that whisks you up hills or around traffic . . . gives you "Go" when you need it for safety's sake! And Ford alone in ite field gives you the solid comfort and handling ease of a new and smoother Anglo-Poised Ride. There are countless other worth-more features, from the smoothness and long life of Ford's deep-block engines to tlio colorfully fresh new Ixjauty of Ford's Luxury Lounge mloriora, A Test Drive will show you how many there arc. Ford's worth more when you sell It ... and used cnr prices prove it! 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