The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1955
Page 11
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BLTTH1TILL1 (AM.) OOOMBB HBW1 PAGE ELEVEN New Slant on Alston: Brooklyn Boss Was No Softy in Minors By CHESTER L, SMITH NBA Special Corruponden* NIW YORK — (NBA) — The readers always write — Dew Sir: I am enclosing a story, first, because it throws raw light on a ade of Walter Alston (manager of the Dodgers) that many people are unfamiliar with, and second- V, beeauw a chefk of the records will reveal that I was the shortstop on the 1945 Trenton club Alston_rnanaged. ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ gmef Baseball i Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE , WL Pet Behind Chicago -W Mere »re excerpts from the , dipping: . (Danny Long, who was trying to make it in baseball when the Dodgers trained at Bear Mountain in 1M«, but failed, i» now operating a diner at Montgomery, Ala. Danny approached a New York baseball writer on the field there. He said: "I've been reading a lot of things about Alston being a softy. You guys don't know him if you think that. I can tell you different." "Here's the story, partly as Alston told it: "A no good so-and- so" was Alston's description of a pitcher on his Trenton club. This pitcher wa« to work a Sunday game In Wilmington. At 3:30 a m. Alston was awakened and heard his pitcher's voice, although his room was on the floor below. t • * ' (("Be waa iHUni there alone with hit clothes on,' said Alston. "He was supposed to have two other boys with him, so I went on through the connecting room and found three of them together Jn two bed*. Danny was one of them. "Danny said, "There's no trouble In here, Skip. The trouble's in there.' I Went back. I asked ttie pitcher what time he got in and he said 1 o'clock. I told him not to lie to me any more but to get up. "He replied that his wallet was on the dresser and if I was going to fine'him again 1 could take it out of the wallet. " 'I'm not going to fine you, 1 I told him. 'This time I'm going to take it out on your blankety- blank hide.' I told him I wasn't going to beat him up — just slap him silly. That's what I did. Then I told him he could call Rickey (Branch), turn in his suit or pitch the ball game. The guy pitched and won." * * • AWon became itt in York, Fa., was confined to his hotel room. There were many hard-bitten, cynical old veterans on that Trenton team, yet all of us trooped up to his bedside and acted like a bunch of high school kids, vowing we'd win a few in a row for the Skipper. We had a in succession. We discovered that Alston was the most scrupulously honest and fair-minded person any of us had ever met. All of us wound up feeling he was the greatest manager we ever had. I have had the opportunity of checking with many others who played for him on minor league teams, can assure you that the leeling is universal. • • • Working with minor leaguers, Alston was wonderful because none is an established sUr expecting to be mollycoddled or having his ego flattered. A minor leaguer cannot help but gain tremendous respect for a man who makes a fetish of being fair and honest. Alston, because of his very acute sense of fair play, would never unbend himself to show particular warmth or. friendship to any player for fear of seeming to play favorites. Nevertheless, I have the feeling that most of toe Dodgers already have come to respect him in the manner I have described. — MilLTON WEINTRAOB. IN REPLY: Mr. Weintraub Is the manager of the Pittsburgh office of an insurance company. It Is suspected that he could write a policy on Walter Alston's managerial future with the Dodgers and consider his old boss an excellent risk. Castellani, Perez Look to May Bouts NEW YORK (AP) — Rocky Castellani and Lulu Perez the victors in the two network television fights last night, to day were looking forward to May fights while their victims began involuntary layoffs because of nasty cuts. Castellan!, the third-ranking middleweight contender from Cleveland, staggered Cuba's Chico Varona several times to win a 10- round decision at St. Nicholas Arena. Varona, outweighed KS'/ t to 156%, required 10 stitches to patch up a cut over his left eye. That should keep him sidelined at least six weeks. Third Straight A 5-1 favorite, Castellani won by 8-2 round scores from e"ach of the three officials. Rocky is expected to sign for a May 23 show at the same arena against either Mila Savage, of Salt Lake City, or Paul Fender, of Boston. It ws the 27-yer-old ex- Mrine's third straight victory since he was outpointed in a title bout With middleweight champon Bob Olson in San Francisco last Aug. 20. a year, celebrated his 2Snd birth day by trouncing Rudy Qarcia sixth-ranking featherweight con tender from Los Angeles, at Brook lyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. Lull weighed 128, Oarcia 129. A 6-5 underdog, Perez, of Brook lyn, won by unanimous decision Garcia was gashed in two places A cut over his left eye, inflicted i the second round required si stitches. A deep wound high on hi forehead, suffered in a head coll sion in the last round* needed 1 stitches. Dr. Samuel SWetnlck sal the California featherweight kin will be • out of action about tw months. Perez, who needed two stitches to close a half-inch cut over his left eye, probably will meet his - * ' in . if Costa beats Tony Puelo at the , Brooklyn rival Carmelo Costa i Madison Square Garden May 27, New York Bottom — Cleveland -M5 » Detroit -Washington .500 114 Kansas City .900 314 BalUmor* .*> «fc Tuesday'* Schedule Boston at Kansas City—Brewer 0-3) or Sulllvam (M) w Porto- arrero 9 (0-3) New York at Chicago—Turley Z-0) v* Pornieles (2-0) Baltimore at Detroit — Pallea 'l-D vs Carver (1-3) Washington at Cleveland—McDermott (1-1) vi Lemon (3-0) Monday'a Results No fames scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE WL Pet Behind Brooklyn 11 2 .846 Milwaukee IS .TOO 2% St. Louis « 4 -6M 3',4 Chicago T 5 .585 SMi Philadelphia .. « 8 .500 4& New York 41 -400 S14 Cincinnati- 210 .167 8& Pittsburgh .... 1 8 .111 8 Tuesday's Schedule • Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Valentine (0-0) vs Meyer (1-0) Milwaukee at New York—Buh (1-0) vs Antonelll (0-3) or Gomez (0-1) Chicago at Pittsburgh — Andre (0-0) vs Llttlefield (0-1) St. Louis at Philadelphia—Haddix (1-0) vs Roberts (2-1). Monday's Schedule No games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pot. OB New Orlearn 9 5 .643 — Memphis 8 S .800 'A Atlanta 9 6 .600 ',4 Birmingham 3 « .600 J4 Mobile . 78 -538 l'/2 Chattanooga 7 9 .438 3 Nashville 6 10 .315 4 Little Rock 3 11 .214 8 Yesterday'! Reiulti Mobile 4, Little Rock 3 Atlanta at Nashville, cold weath er. Birmingham at Chattanooga, cold weather (Only games scheduled). Game* Today Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis TEXAS LEAGUE Port Worth 5, Oklahoma City Beaumont 5, Shreveport 2 San Antonio 5, Houston 3 Only games scheduled WESTERN LEAGUE Colorado Springs 8, Wichita 3 Lincoln 6, Des Moines 4 (11 in Ings) Perez', in his best shape In over Parkway next Monday. Low Grades, Suit May Finish Bobo as Buckeye Grid Star By KAYB KBSSLER lass B high school from which Bo o first stirred state-wide notice e was king. Confectioners name oncoctions after him. Stores fea ,ured clothing named after him. At the atart of the season, th 1, 185-pound lad figured as Ohl tale's second-string, behind Do Icic But Bobo cracked at photog aphcrs, "Why don't you take pic ures of the guys who will play These guys around here won't b NBA Special Correspondent COLUMBUS, 0. — (NBA) — Hubert Bobo, the brilliant sophomore fullback who cleared the path for Ohio State's drive to an unbeaten season and a Rose^Bowl victory, may be through a* a college football player. The handsome bundle of energy barreled over 10 straight opponents last season, while his little home town of Chauncey-Dover went on a Bobo spree. But it now develops that even Ohio State found young Bobo too hard to handle and the big city spotlight in Columbus appears to have blinded him. Today, as Coach Woody Hayes runs his team through spring drills for defense of its national No. 1 ranking — the Big Ten no repeat clause bars another Hose Bowl visit — Bobo isn't even on the sidelines. Bobby is too busy trying to make progress in a battle of books which made him ineligible and a paternity suit. Bobo's point-hour standing is 1.68. At Ohio State, you need a 1.10 to remain in school. Bobo petitioned to be reinstated, has until September to improve his studies. Meantime, he faces the burden of the paternity suit, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bobo, in characteristic fashion, has decided to defend himself in the suit, unless Buckeye authorities deter him — and the matter may be a bit too Sticky for the school to touch. On the campus, they compare Bobo to Vic Janowicz in the esca- pe kid. His smashing blocking stirred memories of the Vanzos and Ev- ashevskis around the Big Ten, taking the enemy completely out of the play, often out ot the game. He ran like a mad bull with eight legs. Around Chauncey-Dover and Its .»«. Hubert Bobo pade department — although Bobo makes the one-time All-America fullback look like Little Lord Fauntelroy. Bobo shapes up as another excellent example of what the big-time football limelight can do to a col- BEST BY TEST All Over the Cotton Belt Test Results Prove That . . . BOBSHAW 1A and DELFOS 9169 are the cotton varieties that produce the largest money returns. Wt havt the above in Registered Breeder* Seed. Also OGDEN seed b«ans. HENDERSON SEED CO. Highw»y 61 South Phone PO 2-2860 Every SAFE Vacation Starts Here you owe It to vountU, jour family, and other motortate, to drive a 100% aafe oar. Have us che«k brakes, wheeln, Ura, llf irlpem, and tune-up that engine NOW! Bud Wilson Motors, Inc. Lincoln-Mercury Dernier 101 W Walnut Ph. 3-6876 _ FORM FOR THE FUTURE Ruler Johnson, winner of the Pan-American Gtmei decathlon, set no records while dom* », bul indications arl the 19™ a r-oMUCIA student-he's only • IrHhmjn-itUl i. Improvlnr and flgur« to be America's blgW foj t h e 1956 Olvraoic event. The youncster shows Ms form m the javelin, pole vault and hich hurdle* CockeilHas Lean Record in Ring By FRANK ECK AP Newsfcatures,Sports Editor Out of the ring England's Don Cockell has very little to recommend him as a prospect for the world's heavyweight boxing championship. He is a pudgy 5- feet-9 which means he is short and thickset. He is not the rugged outdoor type for his skin is a pale white. He meets unbeaten Rocky Marciano on May 16 In San Francisco with the title at stake. In the ring 1 Cockell's credentials also Are very much on the first string for long." He was right. Viclc was Injured and Bobo took over.'His knock- 'em-flat blocking made State's wide stuff go. Bobo's spirit rubbed off on tenvn- mates. He turned nn also-ran team into the nation's best. When NBA All-America teammate Howard Cnssady was racked hard out of bounds, Bobo squared off against the entire Iowa team. But Hubert Bobo is now squared off against things that could be much tougher than an entire team. lean side. Dr. Vincent A. Nardlello, New York State Athletic Commission doctor who has been stopping fights and mending cuts around Madison Square Garden for 18 years, took one quick look at Cockell seated 20 feet away in the wine cellar of a New York restaurant and summed up the feelings of group of free loaders when he said: "I wonder how many rounds he will last?" "But, Doc," someone said, "That split nose thai Marclano got against Ezzard Charles last September. It might open again." "There's only one chance In a thousand that will happen," said Dr. Nardlclio. "Rooky's nose whsn't cut by a punch. It probably was the result of an elbow coming up and hitting him beneath the nose. But now the nose is all right. It is flexible enough to take any kind of a punch." Dr. Nlardello, not one to to around BO«mH»K nff, I* a true student of boxlnir. He ha> followed Ihe sport nlnue bin teens when he WIIH a Gl boxer, lie knows Cockell's record only loo well. Trie 20 - year - old Englishman weighs about ail or more, probably more. He plans to weigh around 210 for Marclano. Some have said he has weighed as much as 252 pounds. His manager, John Simpson, says, "He oats only one moftl a day because he Is Inclined to put on weight." Ho most certainly Is not a hungry fighter. In June 1952 when Cockoll was knocked out by 183-pound Randy Turpln In 11 rounds Don weighed 174JV Last July in his last fight, When ne stopped Harry Matthews In eight rounds, Cookell scaled 210l' 3 . It just doesn't make sense — a difference of PONY LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK Name Addresi Age _ School Date of Blrth- Relurn to Mr. Garrolt at Illytlicvlllc *. M. C. A. Obtain additions' blanks at V. IVI. C. A. DRINK THE CHOICE OF DANIEL WEBSTER! 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Gordon Leads UA Golfers Over Rice PAYETTEVILUE, Art(/P)—Tinker Gordon fired a 71, the lowest Individual score, to lead Arkilnsns to a 5-1 Bolt triumph over Bice Imtltutc here yesterday. The results: Phil RoeerK, Arkaruias, even with John Oarrett, E!ce. Tinker Gordon, Arkansas, def. Jay Riviera,-Rice, 5 and 4. Rogers-Gordon even with Oar- rott-Rlvlcrc. Grey Llnze], Arkanwui, dot. Phil Deck, Rice, 6 mid 4. Bass Trumbo. Arkansas, dof. Frank Bassett, Bice, 1 up. Linzel-Trumbo dof. Deck-Bawe 3 and 2. Hogs Defeated At Hands of Tulsa FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark. (/P)—Th« University of Tulsa defeated the Arkansas Biworbacks 15-11 lu a baseball game here yesterday, Tulsa scored in >lx ol the nin» Innings on IB hit*. Arkansu run* were bundled In two innings — five in the «lxth and six In th» ninth. Tulsn 210 310 440-16 1« 1 An-kftnsas 000 006 008—11 7 » Ornstoln and Waychofi; Ouwck, Rnyder B, Locklmrt 7, Cousey 8, and Carpenter. Richard J. Catling, Inventor of the •Galling machine gun, wai a physician by profession. -COTTONSEED- Delta Pine 15 D&PL Fox Breeders RegisUred Certified Non-Certified —SOYBEANS— Brodert Ogdens Non-Cert. Ogdtni Cert. Ogdens Cert. Dormant All iwedi In itock at Rlylhevllle Warehouse THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. N. Hlwnj «1 Ph. 3-3418 Blylhevllle Warehoiue An Important Tip To Property Owners It 1* now the season for termites to begin swarming. !f you see any of these pests around your plac«, you had better get busy and do something about them. Because termites stay busy day and night, winter and summer. Don't wait until you have an expensive repair. If you will call ui we will give you fro Inspection and estimate. We are licensed by the Statt Plant Board and issue a continuous working contract. 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