The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 15, 1952
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PACE NX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Osceola Golden Gloves Start Tomorrow Night TUESDAY, JANUARY W, Record Field Is Expected For 3-Night Tournament OSCJEOLA—Tomorrow night will be Golden Gloves Night here and officials of Osceola High School nre prom- icing that the seventh annual Northeast Arkansas elimination tournament will b« "bigger and better" than ever. A reeord field of near 150 young ring hopefuls are expected to be on hand for the welghtng-fn ceremonies which nre scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Then after the weighing-In the young boxers, all amateurs, will be paired for tournament notion which will get underway at 8 p.m. The tournament will run for three nights. There will be sessions Thursday and Sf.turday nights. Friday night will be skipped due to previous basketball commitments by the high school. The tournament will be held in the Osceola High School gym. Leslie (Dukle) Speck, Osccoln High School coach who Is in charge of the tourney, said that there Is no way of determining »t present just how many boxers will take part in this year's tourney but he said that : response to letters of invitation mailed out have been "gratifying." Several schools of eastern Arkansas have indicated they will enter teams In the meet and more are expected to send teams in time lor the weigh-ins. Meade Coochinc Trnmarm Burdette, Trumann, Lepanlo and Shawnee are expected to send «brong teams. All four of the schools have had boys working out for several weeks In preparation for the tournament, Coach Speck «a)d. ; . ' ' The Trumann team. 'Is being •cached by Pete Meade, who not too long ago was one of the nation's leading welterweight fighters. The tournament will hav« two divisions,' open and novice, with «»eh division broken Into nine w«tehfc , brackets. The weight dlvi- •lorw start at 105 pounds but lighter boy» win be allowed to fight provided opponents of equal weight and experience can be found, Coach Speck said. Coach Speck said that he is planning on a card of 15 fights for the opening night program. Hester to Enter Louisiana School Arkansas' Tall Boy Changes Mind; Will Enroll at Centenary SHREVEPORT, La. Iff) — Billy Tear) Hester, 7-foot former University of Arkansas basketball center who quit school this month because college "WHS not for him," apparently has changed his mind. Centenary College of Shreveport announced yesterday that Hester will enroll there Wednesday. He will become eligible for competition in the Gulf States Conference next fall, after completing 24 semester hours. Coach F. H. (Buss) Dclaney said Centenary did not solicit the cage star's withdrawal from Arkansas. Hester, a Junior was leading the Rnzorbacks In scoring when he left, and was second high point man in the Southwest Conference. When Hester quit Arkansas. Porker Coach Presley Askew saltl the center did so because of an "Intense dislike for school." Reached in Waco. Tex., last nl<?hl where the Razorbacks played Baylor, Askew declined to comment on Hester's action. When the towering youth entered Arkansas in 1049, he was touted as an All-America prospect, but he never lived up to his advance bill- Ing. College Sports Over-Emphasized? Most Writers Seem to Think So NEW YORK (fi'i— Are college sports over-emphasized? Most of the men who write about them and broadcast them think so, and they've got almost as many cures lor the situation os a dog has fleas. Some 117 of the writers and broadcasters voting in the Associated Press annual year-end poll agreed there's too much emphasis on snorts at the college level, while only 83 said there was no over-emphasis. Suggested cures ranged from such*- ' matters as subsidization and scholarships to one man's Idea ot .shooting the spectators, Some of those in (he minority, on the other hand, commented that the only thing being over emphasized was de-emphasis. Biggest targcl ot those who would do-emphasize college sports were Chuck Comiskey Resigns As Chisox Vice President By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO VP) —Th« Comiskey baseball clan, having patched up famtfr xpubbfef before, igiln le expected to smooth out its latest •ad nsost swMtkmal outburst—the resignation of young chuck Com Is*•» •• »*« president and neretary ot the White SOK. Bow i* wW b* done remained « nantliii today which only could H mmiiJ by Chuck's mother, •MO* R. 'canister, president of •w oM), Kid th« board ot directors. 1AM. Cochiakey ha« called a meet- ta( ot t*w board for Friday. "I dont know whaA tha youngster b>* fa mind." ihi wld. "But we to itt down and g«t things out Friday." The boaid appeared to hive sev- t*al alternatives. It could simply Wtwe to accept the resignation. • eovld promote the grandson and lutnetafce of the White Sox founder, Oharfet A. Comiskey, the "Old Roman," to thd presidency. It increase his salary as vice and secretary through a •Mrtractua] arrangement. WoiM Defeat Program Acceptance of the resignation would defeat R program prepared over the jean by Mrs. Comlskey, widow of J. Louis Comiskey, to keep the baseball pioneering family at the helm of the White Sox. This plan has as Its eventual otima* the naming oi young Comis- b*F ct president. He is the last of the maks In the family and long ha« been groomed for the position. The 25 - year - old Comiskcy. youngest member of the family and the major leagues' youngest ' top executive, yesterday announced hia resignation suddenly through his attorney Byron M. Getzoff. The only thing Chuck would say was that "it's not so much a matter of salary as of security such as a contract would assure ... 1 have been waging this fight quietly for a year and a half." Getzoff said chuck's Job was on » day-to-day basis and efforts to negotiate with the directors for a ontrict providing for a stipulated errri of office had fulled. Corkers Drub Baylor 54-38; First SWC Win •WACO, Tex. W)_After leading by i narrow margin most of the way, tie Arkansas Razorbacks came up with « fast finish to drub Baylor 54-38 here last night. It was Arkansas' first Southwest Conference victory after two losses. Although he fouled out early in he fourth quarter, the Hazorback's' 3ene Lambert, Jr., led the individual scorers with 16 points. Alex Grammas Bought by Tulsa IfEMPHIS. Term. (/p,_The Tulsa Oilers of the Texas League have bought Alex Grammas, utility in- fleider owned by Memphis, a Southern Association club. Grammas Joined Tulsa on option from Memphis last year. (jriesedieck Qros. .....UM U6MT L*«» •«• rah-rah alumni who wave greenbacks as well ns Ihe old school colors. A baker's dozen of the writers suggested colleges clamp down on alumni efforts to Improve their schools' athlelic record by offering cash assistance to hard-running halfbacks and sharp-shooting basketball players. Harry Keck of the Pittsburgh Sim-Telegraph asks that the alumni be "shipped on a slew ton I to the Thousand Islands," while Wilton Garrison of Ihe Charlotte Ob- ;erver suggested "a penal colony of overly exuberant nlumnl." Nine writers urged thnt recniit- ng, subsidization or proselyting — call It what you will — he outlawed, or at the very least, rigidly controlled. One less vote was cast for tlie suggestion that athletes be required to make normal progress toward a degree— with no favoritism —and also for a plan .for some sorl of uniform code of rules governing colleges all over the country. "Hack on Ihe Campus" Seven vote. 1 ; each were given to the Idea of putting sports "back on the cnmp'us" and to the elimination of both the tuo-platoon system, paired it with spring practice as a cause of over-emphnsis. Although the votes were cast before the end of the year, the writers' recommendations on these two nolnts apparently gained an even break al the NCAA convention last week. The football coaches voted to re- Lain the two-platoon system — although it must be approved by the NCAA Rules Committee this week —but the NCAA did act. to restrict spring 'practice to 20 sessions. That will be quite a change for some of the football foundries. Athlelic scholarships, which the American council on Education Committee of Presidents wants to abolish, also came In for lots oi at- lenlion irom the press lx>x experts Sorrle wanted to make them uniform throughout the country, some wanted to put Ihciri on a strict aca rlemlc, competitive basis, some wnnt- tcd to reduce their number, and few agreed with the ACE committee- that scholarships should be banned. NOTICE Proposed Budjjcl O f Expenditures Together with Tax Levy for Fiscal Year Bejinnlnj: July 1, 1953, to and Including June 30, 1H54 The Board of Directors of Shawnee School District No. 10 of Mississippi County, Arkansas. In compliance with the requirements of Act 403 of 1951 and of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of the Travelers Place Five On SA All-Star Team NEW ORLEANS M'/—President Charles Hurth of the Southern Association today announced Ihe all-star league team for 1951. The team, picked by sports editors and writers, had a lulling av- Arkansas Tech Tops ASC Ago in Wonder Boys Triumph 61-59 in Rough Contest JONESBORO, Ark. (Ifi — Coach Sam Hindsman's young and Inexperienced Arkansas Tech basketball crew wasn't given much chance to retnln its Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference title when this season opened. But the upstart Wonder Boys served notice last night thai they arc the team to beat ijy edging potent Arkansas State. 61-50. it was the second time this year thnt Tech has defeated Slate, and these two lasses are State's only conference defeats. Tech now leads the AIC with 5 victories against no defeats. Fifty-four personal fouls were called In last night's rough contest; 32 against State and 22 against State's Ray Scott was high point man for the game with 20, while E. C. O'Neal paced Tech with 10. crage (excluding pitchers) of .308. The pitchers compiled a record of 89 victories against 54 defeats. Seven of the league's teams are represented among the All-stars. Only Chattanooga failed to place a man on (he squad. Champion Little Rock and nm- ner-up Birmingham each placed five players on the team. Here's the team, with number of votes and batting and pitching records: Catchers (Red) Mnthls. Blrming- Willie ham. 13, ,292; Laurence Ciesielskl Little Rock. 12, .271; Don Pincl- ottl, Memphis, G. .285. Pitchers Bobo Newsom, Birmingham, 13 10-11; Richard Litilefleld, Mem- Phis, 10, 13-11; Prank Biscau, Mem- Phis, 10, 16-0; Dutch McCall, Little Rock. 10, 16-10; Don Carlscn New Orleans. 9. 11-3; Tom Lakos Mobile, 8, 16-11. InHeldera Larry Dippippo. Birmingham 8 .280; John Ditmer, Atlanta. 7. 334; Clement Koshorek. Little Rock, 11 .261; Robert Ludwig, Nashville. 12, .331; David Jaska, Little Rock, 7. ,309. Outfielders Hal Simpson, Little Rock, 15, .311; Jim Piersall. Birmingham, 15, .346; - • - 15 11 George Wilson. Birmingham, .325; Babe Barna, Nashville, .358; Walter Moryn. Mobile, 13, .299, Bill Canny Beaten by Welch In Bloody Torewe//' Mat Bout One of wrestledom's oldest grudges, the Welch-Canny feud, appeared at an end today—at least wrestling promoters are hoping so. last night In their to end their long State of Arkansas, have prepared, approved, and.hereby make public the proposed budgol of expenditures together with the "tax rate os follows: General Control, S2200; Instruction, $60,000; Operation of School Buildings, $8,000; Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment, $3600; Auxilary Agencies (including transportation), $10,500; Fixed charges, $3200; Capital Outlay, $2400; Debt Service, $13,490. To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 40 mills. This tax levy Includes Hie present continuing levy for the retiremc-nt of present Indebtedness. Qlven this 1952. 12 day of January, Board of Directors, Shawnee School District No. 10 of Mississippi County, Arkansas J. B. Wilson, President Calvin Williams, Secretary Bill Cnnny and Roy Welch fought through eight blood-smeared rounds "farewell hout" period of ring squabbling and the aging Welch was the winner. Now, If everything goes accord- Ing to the .-.creement. Canny must quit the wrestling profession. The two grapplers decided on the special bout to end the grudge with the loser hanging up his shoes forever. The bout was a no time-limit affair with no disqualifications and no holds barred. Although the bout was run off In "falls, the falls did not count, one of the maulers had to admit defeat before it was declared ended. And Cnnny, with blood streaming over his face from an eye cut, admitted defeat after 38 minutes of Jie roughest grappling ever seen here. The roughness started at the opening and It gained momentum ns the rounds slipped by. Then, In the seventh round, the beginning of the end started for Canny. Welch cut Canny's eye with p series ol short punches before pinning him. And at the opening of the eighth round lie put on the tin- Ishing touches, working constantly on the cut until Canny, blinded with'blood, gave in. Mike Mcroncy, promoter of the American Legion's wrestling shows here, said this morning that he intended [o see thnt Cnnny stayed retired. He said he has confiscated his Illinois, Indiana and Arkansa wrestling licenses and has notified the National Wrestling Federation of the bout. The federation, Meroney said, had sanctioned the bout. In a preliminary bout, chtci Cortez was defeated in two straigh falls by Lee Fields. Capt. Al Stein, top Mlkvy, bottom inset, „ .. - - - --- — - -rage of 29.2. Dave Sisler, son of base- Hall-ofEarner George and brolher nf the Reds' Dick, leads Ihe Princeton attack (NBA) Kansas Jayhawks Keep Top National Basketball Ranking; Illinois Second By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK M>,-The University of Kansas Jayhawks got one less first place vote than the University as the natlon , s NQ i college basketball team of Illinois, but still managed to retain a slim lead in the Associated Press poll. Coach p. C. (Phog) Allen's Kansans, who barely eked out a G9-M decision over Nebraska last night, received 22 first place votes and 790 points in the sixth weekly ballotting of sports writers and sportscasters. Illinois, which bumped Indiana, *r .— 18-66, last night, received 23 first place votes and is In the No. 2 spot with 173 points. Both of the leaders are unbeaten, Kansas having won 13, and Illinois 11 games, but last night's games had no bearing on the poll, which closed yesterday at noon. Kansas got the No. 1 place by receiving a heavier vote for second and third place. A week ago, Kansas held a 38- •polnt lead over Illinois. Kentucky remained in third Gosnell Wins 2 Of Three Games GOSNELL—Gosnell High School copped two of three basketball games Irom Burdette teams here Friday night. The only Gosnell learn to lose was the girls team which dropped a 29-19 decision. In the opening game, the Gosnell "B" boys whipped Burdette 19-13 and in the feature game the Gosncll "A" boys edged out the visiting Pirates 30-38 in a thriller. Last Tuesday night, the Pirates won two of three games from Luxora teams. place, but otherwise the top 10 had shaking up. Indiana skidded from the No. 4 spot to No. 14, and Scton Hall dropped from No. 3 to No. 12. Ohio State and Iowa both defeated Indiana last week, ending the Hoosier string at eight straight. Seton Hall was handed its first loss in 13 games l>y Siena. Kentucky Wins Georgia was mauled by . Kentucky last night. 95 - 55, for the Wildcats' llth win in 13 games. lown, making it 11 games without loss by defeating iNorthwcstern last night. 78-64, jumped from the No. 10 place last week to No. 4. St. Louis 10-3 remained at No. 5, while St. Bonaventure fl-0 moved up from No. 8 to No. 6. The biggest advance, however, was made up by Duquesne 11-0, which vaulted from No. 16 to No. 7. Duquesne j drubbed 'Westminister last night. ; 88-53. I The University of Washington 12-2, which defeated Oregon State twice last week, fell nevertheless ! from the No. 6 spot to No. 8. Kansas State fell from No. 7 to No. 9. Last night Kansas State made Its record 11-3 by beating Oklahoma, 65-54. Another newcomer to the top 10 Lowell Dawson Hired As Pitts' Grid Coach P1TTSBURGEI «)—The University of Pittsburgh has Its. fourth football coach in as many years today and Athletic Director Tom Hamilton says Lowell (Red) Dawson should provide the magic to help Pitt attain the gridiron glory it, enjoyed moro than a decade ago. ' To no one's great surprise. Dawson was picked as Pitt gridiron boss yesterday. Under a three-year contract, the former backfield coach of the Michigan State Spartans probably will get between $12,000 and 515,000 a year. Hamilton fairly bubbled with en- is West Virginia, which beat Pittsburgh last week, and moved from No. 11 to No. 10. West Virginia 10-1 buried Wake Forest ia-sc night 01-57. Siena 12-2 heads the second 10, in llth place, moving up from No. 17 a week a<»o. thusiasm after Dawson's selection was announced. Although admittedly a little biased because he had been plugging for Dawson right along, Hamilton declared: "He's a sound coach. He's played a lot of football and he coached a lot of football. He's been associated with some oi the best men in thn business, like Bcrnie Bierman and Biggie Munn. Under Dawson, pur football fortunes look bright." Dawson was the top candidate for the Pitt job ever since Len Casanova left after coaching only the 1950 season—a season in which Pitt lost eight of nine games. Harrison Juniors Sweep Twin Bill WILSON—Junior teams of Blytheville's Harrison High Schcol won two games from the Wilson Training School here last night. The Blytheville girls were victorious 9-3 and the boys won 19-18. STORRS-SCHAEFER January 15 & 16 with an interesting display of attractive new fabrics (or spring and summer. The right clothes can give you a precious advantage in your business career-can, turn your contacts into real opportunities. Be sure to stop in. Sec what's new. Get the nclvice of a specialist on fabrics and styles. There's no obligation. R. D. 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