The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 22, 1951
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•ATOM)AT, DECEMBER «, 1981 Rams and Browns Square OH Tomorrow for NFL Crown All that has gone before'This' season—half a dozen or more ex hibiUen games which are more Ilk real contests.-and the long 12-eam achedule of the regular season- can fade Into insignificance on th ( outcome of the title struggle. lj _. A « jhousands of fans await th ktckoH at 4 p.m. EST, these fact are apparent today on the eve o the clash: Cleveland, a. mighty ruler fov ored to score a repeat triumph over the Rams by odds that seem to fluctuate between three and si points, must prove again that i Is the champion. Bams Are Dangerous The Rams are a dangerous, usu ally spectacular ball club, and ti their adoring local public, they ar. also the finest, most fantastic anc unpredictable team in ihe league The Browns are loaded with sea soned talent, and such standou performers as quarterback otti Graham, halfbacks Dub Jones nm Ken Carpenter, fullback Marlon Molley and two crack ends, Dante Lavellt and Mac Speedie. The Rams are heavily decorated with rookies—an even dozen, and most of them in the line. And the' are blessed with a gifted array o stars. Including Capt. Bob Wa'ter- fleld, ends Elroy Hirsch and Tom rears, and such backs as Dan Towler, Dick Hoerner, Tank Yaunger Glen Davis, alternate quarterback Norman Van Brocklln and others. I The Browns have been consistent •nd steady, knocking oft 11 straight foes after losing the season's opener to San I"rahctsco. In and Oat The Rams were in and out as they won eight games and lost to tour rivals—San' Francisco. Detroit Washington and Cleveland—the latter by t 38-23 count In October Ram officials expect 85,000 or more but a better prediction must •wait th« igate patronage Sundaj morning. The Coliseum can accommodate well over 100.000. Ten thousand reserve seats and 48,000 genera admission tickets go on sale early Sunday. •crS th" nteSt - ""' ** televis ed Sf, tW Jl?'' Wl1th 8outl «™' California" blacked out; and broadcast over radio in all sections by the Liberty a-oadcasting System Both •rams start at 3:45 run. EST Eliot Orders Scrimmage for ^Illinois Team PASADENA, Calif. m _ Coach Ray Blot of iiunou planned today to .end hU Rose Bowl team through tta finrt scrimmage since the regular season ended but at least two regular, will not be In uniform for . the secret session. . .f-f", 1 " 1 ^h • reaction from penicillin treatment was offensive end Joe Vernasco, and sidelined by a J? 1 * '"Jury '" Steve Wodiiak the defensive flanker. Both operate on the left ,lde of the'line Eliot'« acrimmage. the first since before the final game of the regular neaiion against Northwestern waa arranged » that the regular offensive and defensive units would work out against the reserves —' not against each other. Eliot indicated he didn't want things eo wax too strenuous' at this . itage of drills for the clash New Year's day with Stanford. There win be no workout Sunday .^but the coach is toying with .the •^ idea of a light drill Christmas day. Giants Tell Yanks They Hove Some Top Minors, Too NEW YORK (iPt—The New York Baseball Olants served notice on the rival Yankees that they too ow " • bumper crop of farmhands' with today's announcement that 24 players made minor league all-star teams. The Yankees announced the other day 51 of their boys made the all- star squads. Two Giant farmhands won batting championships. They were Jack Coony, first baseman of Muskogee, O*la.. who paced the Western Association batters with a 344 mark, and Andy Gilber[ Sprln field outfielder, who led the Ohio State League with a .3B1 figure. It is believed that the first pure j^nlckei was prepared in 1804. , ..JSSiS r— STRIKE—Connie Powers uses bowling pins to writ* nut tt.. huge 987 series she rolled during the National AlUSUr^.tch rXCV at ChiPnffn TVi* -3Q -..a-,^ ^i A r>~* :a i i _ *•••"-" v»»«»v classic's 11-year history. (NEA) Bucceroni Upsets LaStarza In Garden Heavyweight Go By JACK HAXD NEW YORK W)-Dan Bucceroni, up«t winner over Roland U Starza, Is on the shelf for at least five week, with an injured right hand ig ht an r^:;,Sht^ ra o n niThiL r d™ %z L™ <" at -' -»«««», phla, made the 3 to i odds against him look silly last night as he landed the highly-ranked la Stara his second pro. loss in 49 lights. But he hurt his hand in the battle, watched by only 3,556 fans who paid $11,387. Sluggish ana over-cautious after a long layoff and a bout with the lu. la Starza gave a poor per- ormance. in his first Madison square Garden start in 21 months After a good first 'round, la Starza was wobbled by , a right md punch early in the second le wavered on the verge of' a mockdown for several seconds as SucceronI banged away with both ends. Crouching and holding on, \ Starza was in full retreat Too Laie While short-aimed La Bterza ried to pick his spots, Bucceroni eppered him at will from long ange from the third through the eventh. When Rollie decided to o inside and slug it out In the ghth it was too late. He won the ast three rounds but lost the de- Islnn without any argument. Both udges had it 6-4 and so did The ssociated Press. Referee Al Berle .cored it 6-3-1 for a unanimous ecision. Bucceroni, jubilant over the first g win of his career, revealed in he dressing room he injured the iddle knuckle of his right hand n the fifth. "That was when I began to con im, ' he said. "I yelled 'come on ts go and said 'is that the best ou can do Rollie!' Every round stood up In my corner waiting or the bell, trying to con him tired too." Legion Books Special Yule Wrestle Card The-American Legion has lined up another special Christmas card for Blytheville's wresting public with a sta-man tag bout headlining the event, , Pa L",? Ip * nt l ta tli « «P«ial holiday bill are brothers Joe and Hoy Welch and • I^e Fields who will team iigslmt Red Roberts, Bill Can ny and Bad Boy Brown ^fcbout should be a real crowd Sf W «, °, 1 u th . e » n "'« nt f«"4 belwera the Welch family, Rtt Roberts uuf L-anny. The feud started more than 10 wars ago when Robert* and Canny Par'ner/ Cam ' " vorlt « t»* team Welchs, 'all four y of them, 'o'n'num! each 5 mcasl<ms sln " '"•' d »t« and niore bloody. Brown got into the act last week when he disqualified Roy welch while officiating , bout here. Th e disqualification - -- atncked Brown agreement. In addition to the six-man t>< bout three one-fall preliminar matches are also on the card. I, the first, Joe Welch will take 01 Canny, with Roy meeting Rober came after Welch because of a db- Mack Observes 89th Birthday at Park Party PHILADELPHI PHILADELPHIA (XH)-Cor,nie Mack who la one, including Mack, Is quite sure this Is actually Connie's birth- date or not. He always celebrates Dec. 22 he- jcause there Is [some doubt whe- :r he was born before or after [midnight. Connie, whose tall, gaunt llgure !hasn't changed imuch in the last [quarter century, is no longer ac__,J tiv e manager of Connie Slack the leam hc guided for so long. He resigned as manager in 1950 after 50 years in that spot and now holds the title o! prudent of the Philadelphia Ath- I sties. He no longer handle* any of the business end of the club's affairs either, depending entirely on General Maniger Art Ehlers and his successor, Jimmy Dykes Mr. Baseball strictly is baseball fan No. i now and loves it. "I'm as happy as j. ever was" he said.'"I thought at first I would miss being down In the dugout I really enjoy watching the game'us « spectator and I'm looking forward lo watching games for many more seasons." After today's birthday party for Ihe press and friends In Shlbe Park's recently opened Elephant Room, Connie plants to leave next BLYTHBVTLLB (ASK.) COURIER WBWf Sports Roundup HUGH FULLEETON, JH. NEW YORK, If, — Independent minor league baseball, long regarded u a thing of the past, may be a thing of the very near future. A gent who keeps tabs on such tiling; reports that big league clubs have been disposing of their wholly- owned farms so rapidly that It the trend continues another year or two, the majors no longer will control the minors. That may bring a lev changes in the baseball setup as the Independent minors nearly passed a motion giving them territorial control of radio and telei-i- sion at the recent association convention. All it provas, apparently, is that there are people who like base- bill enough to take s chance on operating a club utter expenses have scared the chain operators out. Maybe Atlanta's B:arl Mann, one of the mos't successful independents, had the right idea when he suggested limiting each major club to the control ol 4o players. Then the minor leaguers could sell players for .some of that dough that foes into extravagant bonuses. Push Buttons On a quick relay from Owar Run! of The SpnrllnK News romes • his one about Joe McCarthy, onee tabbed by Jimmy Dykes as a "push button manager." Joe was showing a Philadelphia writer about his (arm near Buffalo ami telling enthusiastically aboul «ll its modern gadgets. As they drove up (o the garage, Joe said: "H'alch (his. I have a radar door. I touch Oils button in the car and, prrsto, it opens." McCarthy demonstrated, then added: "By the way, when you jet back tn Philadelphia (ell Dykes that McCarthy 1> still pushing buttons." Pot Shots Peeved at the way pro basket- nil coaches arc riding ihe referees. NBA prexy Maurice Podoloft Is dropping hints that the way to stop this ijs to fine the guys who yell too much. . . . Joe Louis "is hurrying home from the Par East to ipend Christmas with his mother n Detroit. . . . Population increases: Johnny Attell, the fight promoter, •ecently became a grandfather for he first time. And Jim Ellcry, American Hockey League publicist, las been handing out cigars, a daughter. . . . Veteran Earl Har- ijt, who pitched a no-hit game he other night in the Puerto Hl- an League, turned In two of them or Syracuse in 1946. He's' tuning up for a. big league comeback with he Browns. . . . The nifty Chrlst- i card mailed out by the football Mants was designed by Tex Coulter, he artistic tackle. Hi's one player who can be used two ways. Cleaning The Cuff The Boxing Writers Association, formerly a local group, expecU to hare members from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware at Its dinner Jan. 17 (if the boys will fet up th« dongh for tickets). By next year membership likely will be nation - wide. . . . Herman Sehaefer, Indianapolis Olympian! coach, wears a "lucky" pink shirt at every came and babies it to the extent of washing It himself so there'll be no chance of it* be- Inj lost In the laundry. Would you say that puts him on the scrub team? THE 300-7-CharIie Burr icarcely could mif» joining the half dozen American jockeys who have ridden 300 or more winners in a vear so (he youngster posed with this plaque at Florida's Tropical Park' Burr's achievement w»3 lo be the eighth time Ihe feat ha* been accomplished m 40 years, Walter Miller and Johnny Lonfiden having twice attained the total. (NEA> Young Kansas Jockey Joins Select '300 Winners' Circle BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Monday, D«c. 24 8pm !• I I ^1 VJ 6-MAN TAG MATCH Joe & Roy Welch and Fields Adufti 50c—Children Roberts, Canny & Brown For Reserved Seats. Call 3389 'Also 3 7-Fall Motchei 30 Minute Tim« Limit Jo« W*fch v«. Canny Roberts vt. Roy Wtleh Fields vs. Brawn /'s Holiday Tournaments Start Dec. 27 The Blythevllle Y today fixed !>ec. 27 as the starling date for s five annual .holiday playroom nirnamenls. J. P. Qarrott, Y secretary, said iis morning two tournaments In able tennis And chess and one in heckers have been lined up for the chool Christmas holidays. This year, Ihe Y will conduct a able tennis tournament lor chll- ren 13 years of age and younger s well as Its open tournament hich will be open to all age roups. There will be chess tournaments >r beginners and for advanced layers, Mr, Carroll said. The Y secretary said that a spe- al Invitation to participate in the open table tennis, tournament is being extended to college students home for the holidays. week for Fort Myers, Fla. His son, Connie Jr., is In the shrimp business there and Connie Is looking forward to his first trip in a shrimp boat. RENT A CAMERA Flash, Box or Movie Cqmeras Are Available to You at BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 20M Wc«t Main Phon* 3647 MIAMI, Fla. <AP)_Jockey Charie Burr, the 17-year-old lad from Kansas, was proud and happy today about riding 300 winning horses n a year, but he wasn't letting :he achievement go to his head. He w«s out at Troplcul Park as isual, prepared for another day of racing. That was his Job and he ntended to. keep on doing it. There was little to indicate that the slender, dark-haired youth had ust become the seventh jockey in American turf history to score 300 or more victories in 12 months. Burr didn't say very much about t himself. He felt he'd covered the subject when he stood in the winner's circle before the cheering :rowd yesterday and received a sll- fer plate from Racing Secretary Gerald Brady to commemorate the occasion. "I'm tickled to death. I thought I wouldn't- make it after coming in second In the seventh. But Pour Notrump ran a fine race." The • little Kansan—he weighs just 100 pounds—won the eighth race aboard J. Stellc's Four No- trump, a H to l.long shot, Burr's 300th win placed him in a very select circle together with Joe culmone and Willie shoemaker, each of whom rode 388 winners last year, Walter Miller and Johnny Longden. who accomplished the 300-fent twice, Vincent Powers and Jack Westrope. Holdup Men Beware! This Is Not the Place CLEVELAND (AP) — S towers Cafe li no place for croqks. In 1933, proprietor Joe stowers, 69. chased three robbers with his revolver. In 1843 h« shot and killed a holdup man. Last September his wife, Loretta. 48. fired four shots at two bandits, and recently she sent 16 shots from two automatics -niter two other hoodlums. • -- ' Charles Heads East After Stopping Kahut in Eighth By JIM COUR t H P " R T LAJND . 0r «-> (AP>-Emrd Charl*., h«,d* to lie East and a rematch with Joe Walcott in quirt oat heavyweight titl,e punched durable Joe here last ni * ht scheduled 12-round*-^ U was fight. The former champ, writhing 189 hut with sharp telling punches. Knlmt attempted to connect with lethal overhand rlgh-hand punches as he forced the fight in the opening two rounds, But h« got a losle of ivhxl H . M to come In the first when Charles retaliated with fierce counter-punches. The Oregon slugger made his best showing late In the second round when he nailed Charles with three hard punches to the head without a return. Itown In Third This seemed to infuriate Ezzard who parried a bull-like rush by Kahut In the third with counter- wallops that sent Kahut down for a nine-count. The Oeagan boy. who weighed IBS, never quite recovered. Charles repeatedly bobbed his heart baclt w th stinging left ja) M and punished Kahut, who fought In a crouch with Jarring upperculs Tlie lirit, K Kahut, who had won only one of the first seven rounds on Die AP storecard, decided it was all or nothing in Ihe eighth He rushed Ezzard, swinging wildly with both hands. Charles countered with a left and a right that left Joe defenseless against the finlsh- -r, a short left hook. H dumped Kahut on the scat ot his trunks. He tried to rise but after a last altempt at the count of eight, slumped back and took the lull 10. The time was 1:40. A crowd ol 8,724 paid $31,310 to , South Teams Ready For Meeting MIAMI, Fla, tip, — The South learn struggled today to smooth ou« some pass def»n»« problems, but the North club began coasting to. ward the Shrine ch«rity football game Christmas night In the Orange Bowl. Bill Wade ol Vanderbljt, whost passes »r« expected to b« the, South's chief offensive threat, completed eight of 15 Ihrowj tn yea. terday's workout, hut'on four playi he defensive eleven got through to pin him for losses. Assistant Coach Bill Edwards of VanderWlt said considerable more work on pass defense was needed "or we won't be able to stay on th« field with those Yankees." Optimum relgnsd Ui Ihe North camp. Coach Herman HIckman of Yale said he vat so well satiified that he wouldn't call lor any mort scrimmages. Bob Blalk of Colorado Collega and Deivey McDonnell, Wyoming end. were elected co-captains ol the North team. see th« fight, it wa« ,th« lar.ert gate In Portland boxing history. a- ing BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOUSE On Highway 61 North Open l«'r Inspection December n to Dec. SB. 1 to 5 I'M J BEDROOMS - J BATHS _ «3«,OM ?^ ly hnIBe '" I" 11 "" throughout. B»a»tlf»l Z G n, n t Vm " h "" 1 " W ' lh '" the »««»ri «n.»«. Dlihwasher. Dining room, spacious -* Office Ph»ne 4111 JOHNNY MARK, REALTOR Km. Ph«m : MAMMA* William Cox Tempton H. Eslea Vergie Mae Geary William E. Griffin Henry Harvey Obert Hiich George Hosner James Long Joe Norwood Coleman S. Stevens T. J. Smith Eugene F. Still James E. Thompson Talmadge Turnage L. C. B. Young Most Young From Each of Us to Each of You A Very Merry Christmas i i STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Your LINCOLN-MERCURY DcaUr

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