The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1955 · Page 13
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 21, 1955
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THTJMDAT, APRIL II, 198B ItYTHEVttLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS ?AG15 THIRTEEN Summer Tan, Nashua MakeWoodAAemorial A Two • Horse Race Br HAftRT GRATSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK (AP) — For the good of this year's three- year-old racing, Nashua and Summer Tan had best keep dueling. It IE fortunate for the proprietor! Of th« Triple Crown's three prongs — the Kentucky Derby, The Preak- jiess and Belmont Stakes — that Nashua puts out just enough to win. M Nashua should elect to run •way from summer Tan, or vice versa, in the mile-and-an-elghth »100,000 Wood Memorial at Jamaica, Saturday, it would take the competitive edge off of even th« Derby, May 7. Not since Citation's year, 1948, when that stickout ran coupled with another fleet son ot Bull Lea, Coaltown, has there been such a -drop between the first two sophomores and the rest. And- skilled handicappers agree that Nashua and summer Tan stand out like Citation. ' If you don't believe that the three-year-olds are going to run .-lightly this season, just take a look at the entries for the Wood, strictly a two-horse race. Lazy F. Ranch's Door Prize and the Rokeby Stable's Cup Man will make it four going to the post only because the show horse gets $10.000 and the fourth picks up J5.000. THERE HAVE BEEN so many • aspiring three-year-olds in the • past that the Wood has been run in two sections. At this early date, however, Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe, racing : »ecr«tary and official handicapper of all New York tracks and Santa Anita, can't see more than a dozen • possibilities for the Derby. Usually at this time of year, they are headed for' Churchill Downs from •11 directions. Behind Nashua and summer Tan. Kilroe rates Swaps, Rex C. Ellsworth's California-bred son of * * * Summer Tan. Eric Guerln up. Khaled. After a light prep, Swaps accounted for the $100,000 Santa Anita Derby in a drive over the Murcain's Stable's Jean's Joe, the smallest son of Nasrullah which has the frustrating trait of refusing to run by the leader. Jean's Joe Is going in the Derby, as is his stablemate, Blue Ruler, another Nasrullah which disappointed at Santa Anita after being California's top two-year-old. H. C. Fruehauf's Blue Lem goes to Louisville on the strength of having made a late run at the loafing Nashua in the »100.000 Florida Derby. The Cain Hoy Stable's Flying Fury Is a remote possibility. HE BEAT 1- nothing * Top Entries for Wood Memorial Are Both Odds-on Favorites consequence, the W. L. Ranch's Honey's Alibi was Impressive In his last Santa Anita start. Harry Warner's son of Alibhai-Honeymoon has had very little racing, however, and looks more like a Belmont Stakes horse because he can run all day. C. P. Morriss' Munchausen had a couple of fair races in Florida. Hasty House Farm's Prince Door let everybody down iii Florida, bul could like the Churchill Downs track oh which he won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes as a two-year-old. That's about it. So, for the good of the handle, Belair Stud's Nashua and Mrs John W. Galbreath's Summer Tan had best keep running necks apart, as they did as juveniles. If they don't, patrons will be paying just to see a good horse run around the track, and that's, no good business for track owners. larper Is Fair Bet to Top Field At Virginia Beach VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., <*~ handler Harper appeared a retty fair bet todny to win the hlrd annual »17.500 Virginia S«ach 3p«n golf tournament u drat ound play in the 72-holt event ot underway. Harper, a native of nearby 'ortsmouth, Va.. is no stranger o the pur t» Cavalier Yacht and ountry Cllih course. The slender tar knows every inch of the level ,0«5-yard layout. He's played two rounds to get eady for the tourney. Harper ashloned a 63 Monday and came ack with a 84 yesterday In the roamateur curtain raiser to the main event. He sunk seven blr- les on putts ranging from five a a feet in yesterday's play. Singled out aa most likely to give Harper . the most trouble were Doug Ford of Klamesha Lake, N. '., and chunky Mike Souchak of Durham. N. C. Host of Leadinf Golftr. Harper and SouchBk figured to waste no time getting at each oth- •r, being paired in a threesome or the first two rounds today and omorrow with National Open champion Ed Furgol of St. Louis. Paired with Ford were Peter Thomson, BrlMsh Open king from Melbourne, Australia, and Frank Stranahan of Toledo, Ohio. A host of othe- leading golfers Iso had their eye on taking home he crown among them Bob Toskl, Johnny Palmer, Jim Turnesa, ~ack Burke, Ed Oliver and 53- ear-old Gene Sarazen. Souchak and four, others pros divided $500 in yesterday's pro- amateur. The others were Bob Duden of Portland, Ore., Max Evans of Utica, Mich., Marty Fur- golf of Lament, Hi., and Walter nman of Augusta, Ga. By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK (ft — Battle lines were drawn and arguments between supporters of Summer Tan and Nashua waxed hotter today as the time approached for their momentous duel in the $100,000 Hogs Get 4 HighSchool Grid Stars FAYBTTEVILLE, Ark. Ml—Four outstanding Arkansas high school football players have announced that they plan to enroll at the University of Arxansas next fall. They are backs Darryl Herbert of Little Rock. Bobby Bates and Lamar Drurnmonds of El Dorado, and guard Barry Switzer of Crossett. Herbert, a 5-10, 185-pounder, was selected on the .ill-Southern and all-Big 7 teams at lullback for the champion Little Rock Tigers. He lettered three years. Bates, 5-11, 175, nas been on the Big 7 and Southern honor teams the past two years. He was the Big 7's leading scorer for three straight seasons. Drummonds,. who actually lives at Louan, H miles north of El Dorado, earned three letters in football, three in basketball and one each In track and baseball. He is 5-11 and weighs 184. Switzer was a Class B all-slater for Crossett last year and was regarded as one of the state's best in any class. He's 6-1 and weighs 195. ClarksYille Gets Coach CLARKSVILLE, Ark. ifl — Bill Hull, a graduate of Clarksville High School and The College of the Ozarks, has been named head coach at Clarksville High School. He replaces Lonnie Hargrave, who resigned to become head coach at Artesia, N. M.. Junior High School. added Wood Memorial at Jamaica Saturday. Almost forgotten is the fact that only three other 3-year-olds are expected to start in the mile and one eighth event that has sent blood pressure? scurrying among the turf folk—especially with the Kentucky Derby only two weeks off. The largest crowd of the spring Is expected to jam the Long Island horse yard for this firs* 1955 meeting between the two star colts. Bets have alrea"-' been made which horse will go off the favorite for the race which has produced six derby winners since 1930. Only one thing is agreed, that both will be a very short price, probably odds on. Some oddsmak- ers are making Summer Tan the 7-10 choice with Nashua second choice at 4-5. * MOVING? Local or Loni Distance CALL 3-8928 Btckham Moving & Storag* Co. 900 N. Second PAINT ft, WALL PAPER FREE ESTIMATES LOW PRICES E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-1551 PHONE J-SMS • Moving .Furniture Crated • Flrnltnn Sforaie HOME SERVICE CO. Ualted Van tines Aftnt W. I. "flLlf KUNOCRLICB tlilti tnd Chick SeMo's Big Eight Meet Tomorrow POPLAR BLUFF — The Blf? Eight Conference track and field championship will be decided hen tomorrow. Preliminary eliminations will be held In the morning with finals to begin at 1:30 p.m. CaruthersvlUe and Charleston are top contenders in the <neet while Jackson is in the dark horse role. Other teams entered are from Sikeston, Kennett and Poplar Bluff. Two others. Cape Girardeau and Cairo, 111., do not have track teams. The 53rd annual Intercollegiate Rowing Regatta will be held on Onondaga Lake, near Syracuse, N. Y., on June 18, Beware the "Fatal Five" T—Brakes 2—Lights 3—Steering 4_Wipen 5—Horn The "fatal five" are seldom checked, bul they are responsible for a large percentage of automobile acci dents throughout our nation. Regardless of mkae or model, drive in (oday for FREE INSPECTION! "Foil the Fatal Five" Noble Gill Pontiac, Inc. 5lh & Walnut Ph. 3-6817 S(LWd OQOAMs P*A. CUjCUIt a ^..H JPint KCKTUCKr SmiSHT lOURoON WHISKY . II PROOF HILT TIMES OlSTIlim COMPANY . LOUISVILLE 1, KENTUCKY Barney Dreyfus was president of he Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900 1931. IrWeotlw I. Right Feels Ready for Record Mile By SKIPPER PATRICK LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Wes Santee, America's greatest distance star, says he feels the 4-minute mile will be within his gras^ Saturday if weather conditions are good. The long-legged lad from the plains of Western Kansas hopes to beat the world record of 3:58, set by Australia's John Landy last year, in the 30th Kansas Relays here Saturday. The only other man to run the mile in less than 4 minutes Ls Dr. Roger Bannister of London who had a 5:58.4. Well Res<«4 I think I'm ready to unwrap a good one '(the weuther Is right," the ever-confident Santee said today. "I haven't run competitively since the Texas Relays April 2 and my reserve is good." In the Texai Relays Santee, who received hia degree from the University of Kansas at mid-term, lowered his own American mile record to 4:00.5. 'I like to run at H« to 148 pounds," Santee said. "I was down to 149-144 a few days ago, but I'll have It back by Saturday." Santee, who has traveled the mile under 4:10 more often than any man on record—39 times officially—figures the home crowd will be a big boost In his latest bid for the 4-mlnute Job. Last Home Race "This will possibly be my last home race before' I enter the Marines so I want to make U my best." Wes declared. Santee is scheduled to go Into the Marines as a first lieutenant this summer. Bill Easton, University of Kansas track coach and director of the relays, says Wes Is "primed" for a great race. "Given good weather conditions Wes will run the race of his life," Easton said. "He's primed for a supreme effort. He's, rested, in perfect .hyslcal shape and will hnve top-notch pacing from a couple of his old teammates. This Li the meet where Wes wants most of all to break the 4-minute mile, . . Everything is right." Dick Wilson and Art Dalzell of Kansas will do the pace-sotting. The script calls for a 1:5!) half mile by Wilson and a 3:01 by Dnl- zell for the three-quarters. After that it's all up to Santee. Nine Others Entered Wes set the Kansas Relays' Olcnn Cunningham mile record at 4:03.1 his first rtot at It last year. In addition to Santee. nine others have filed for the mile. They arc Charles (Deacon) Jones, University of Iowa freshman sensation: Ted Wheeler, of Iowa and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo; Ed Morton, Arkansas; Bob Soth and Ray McConnell, Drake; Bob Buchanan, Oklahoma; Joe Reynn, Southwest Texas State, and Dnlzell and Wilson. Dalzell paced Santee to record performances his last four outings —tho Milwaukee Journal. Chicago Dally News, Cleveland Knights of Columbus Games and the Texas Relays. Zulueta's Split Decision Victory Sets Up Title Fight with Carter WASHINGTON I* — "For the championship, I take him easy," Cuba's Orlando Zulueta said today after winning, a 10-round split decision from lightweight champion Jimmy Carter last night. , Carter, whose title wasn't at stake In last night's bout over a national television hookup, didn't have a word to say. But his manager, Willie Ketchum, made up for it. "What a lousy decision," Ketchum howled. "Jimmy beat Ihm. He beat him good." It was the old story of a puncher, Carter, against a boxer, Zu- lueta. Jabbing with steady consistency, Zulueta frequently showed contempt for Carter, the heavier hitter, and actually was outslugglng him at the final bell. Both fighters were over the llghtcwelght limit, Carter at 131, Zulueta at 131ft. \ Promoter Goldle Anenrn had announced befoer the fight that if Zulueta won or showed well, the two would be rematched for the title here In June, but that apparently won't happen. "Sure we'll fight him again," Ketchum said. "But not In this place. I want a real honest de- cision next time." Here's how the fight was scored: Referee Harry Volkmnn, 96-03 for Zulueta; Judge Joe Bunsa .97-94 for Zulueta; Judge Beun Alperstoln 97-83 for Carter. Bob Thorpe, rookie pitoher for the Chicago Cubs was named prep athlete of the year for Southern California in 195:1. Helena, Mont., High School's basketball team Is the only quintet to win the Montana Class A title three consecutive yeiira. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRKM Washington — Orlando Zulueta, 13714, Havana, outpointed Jlmmj Carter, 137, .New York, 10 (nan- title) Duluth, Minn — Jim 8aund««, 218, Winnipeg, and Don Jasper, 108, Duluth, drew, 8. U'RE INVITED TO OUR \ FRIDAY-APRIL 22 ... to help us announce the new Y TRICYCLE TRACTORS with 2 and 4-row front-mounted planter and cultivator SNOWTRACTOR co. 112 N. Franklin Blytheville, Ark. Phone P0plar3-8951 TRACTORS

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