The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 7, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY T, 19JJ Eight Games on Missco's Cage Schedule Tomorrow NEW YORK <AP)— A veteran of the 1936 winter Olympics at Gar- mtsch - Partenklrchen reads with lame astonishment lhat America's frostu'ti tithletcs. particularly its women sailers, are expected to win a lot of medals In the approaching winter games at Oslo. Norway. Something must have happened In the past 16 years that nobndy told us about, because It would have called for a saliva test V any of this nation's skilcrs or skaters or distance jumiwrs had come up with a first place In whnt the Nazi's insisted upon calling "Our Olympics." The best we had were a couple of fair gal figure skaters. The rest were along strictly for the ride and the picture postcard, scenery. That was. one must recall, before they discovered there was gold on every snow-covered hil! In the northern states. The only thing that kept our '36 team from being .the most futile group ever gathered under the starry banner was the presence In Germany of R set of large, gusty individuals from up around Lake Placid who wrestled pet bears Tor exercise back home. They were Uncle Sam's bobstcdders aud they were trained to razor edge on steak, rich pastries and wildcat milk. A Splendid Body They were, in every respect, a splendid body of'men. They hadn't been out of the woods long and they might have been a trifle unpredictable under certain circumstances, but they could ride those big sleds the mountain with any blamed Europeans ever borti. • .The will to win flamed hotly In tfielr broad chests and they trained and practiced with an admirable intensity. If, say, they planned to make, some practice runs at first light they thought nothing of training, and thts in Mme became a jfcrenuous chore. -As It happened, though, this demotion to duty gained for this reporter what he likes to think Was the fines scoop of a rather lengthy career. The groundwork was laid during a training session with Ivan Brown, who steered one of the American two-man sleds, and. Bob Washbond, the cheerful 'fatalist »ho rode with him. 1 "Do you want a real story?" demanded Brown during a break in the training routine, "T mean something worth sending home- not stuff like you've been sending sbout these -skaters. None of them fc worth a damn." We assured him such an Item would be more than welcome. "Well," said Ivan, "you tell 'em that Bob and me are going to win the only gold me^al !?r. America In these whole Olympics. I guarantee we'll make it stand up for you." Cautiously, so as to offer no possible affront, Ivan was askcrt how he could be so positive about it. Broad Hips Help "I'll tell you that, too." he replied, "It's because Bob, here, has the broadest hips of any bobber In the world. When ho bobs, that sled of ours jumps about 20 feet. All I've got to do Is hold her on the track." Washbond only smiled modestly, but a casual examination of his qualifications disclosed that Brown probably was dead right in at least one respect. That wns good enough for me. Within a matter of hours the wires were humming with the tremendous news that Brown and Washbond were going to save the U. S. from a shutout. Well, there was a certain amount of worrying done within the next weak or so. Ivan was asked a number of Umc 3 if he still was rie,.,. sure about winning and he always said "you just forget about It— • you're in." pen so. there was sli:!it urivaj,L-eis right up to the moment they called out the final Ivan and Bob won it. of course. Chicks to Play Bay; Paps And Bees Invade Armorel With county tournament time just a little over a week away, Mississippi County's basketball teams turn into the final week of their regular seasons tomorrow night. And tomorrow night's schedule* — Is jam-packed as every team In the county Is slated (or action. fn all, there are eight games on the menu. All three of Blytrtevllle's teams have games scheduled lor tomorrow night. The Chirks Invade. Day tor a return engagement with the Vcllowjackels. rt will be the final meeting between the two teams until Ihc district tournament where they possibly will meet In the semifinals. And while the Chicks nre In Bay. the Blytheville High School 'IV Gore !s Kayoed In Memphis Bout New Orleans Boy Stops Burdette's Puncher in Second team and the Junior Papooses BO to Armorel for a pair of games. For the Paps it will be their final game before the county tournament which starts Monday night. As Osccola tomorrow night, toach Dukle Speck's Scmlnotes are slated to take on the hlghly-re- ;ardcd Lepanto Panthers in a doubleheader. A girls game n'lll start the activity at 7:30 with the, joys meeting In the feature game. DyeM v« Shawnee But tiic top Class B game of the night will be reeled off at Dyess where the top-ranked Dyess Eagles and the second-ranked shawnce Indians swap dribbles. Luxorn plays two games at home .omorrow night with Marlon High furnishing the competition. Tile Is' preliminary game is set for 7:30 and the boys teams clash In the nightcap. Jonesboro and Leachvllle will b« Involved In two donblehcarters tonight and tomorrow night nt Jonesboro but they won't play each other. Tonight Leachvllle Is scheduled !o meet Ft. Smith, the defending state champions, and Jonesboro :akes on Center Ridge then 'morrow night they swap foes with Leachvllle playing Center fitdse and Jonesboro meeting Ft. smith. In other games within the county tomorrow night, Manila nnd Gosnell teams clash in a -doubleheader at Oosnclt. Burdette goes lo Reiser for a pair of tilts and Dell plays two games In Wilson. Ri/ey and Demoss Win PALM BEACH, Fla. (API—Pe- fendlng champion Polly Rllcy anil medalist Grace Demoss yesterday each won their first round matches In the Palm Bench .Women's Tournament. Years ago, when first written, much ol Wagner's music seemed very unmusical to many people. MEMPHIS — The Northeast Ar- knti.<ns Golden Gloves (cam lost one of Us main cogs last night as J. VV. Gore, hard-punching Burdette featherweight, was knocked out In the defense of Ills open division title in Ihc Mid-South Tournament of Champions here. Alphouso Vlllaf.-ura of New Orleans Unseated Gore as the tournament's Open featherweight king In « minute and 35 seconds of their three-rounder. And a few minutes after Corn's defeat, the NEA team lost its second open fighter. Henry Harrison of Joiner, who also fought in the featherweight- orackot. Harrison fought twice last night. First he won n decision from a team mate, Davis Johnson of Burdette but m (he second bout he was the victim of James Canard of the Memphis Navy team by decision. But all wasn't losses for the Arkansas, Donald (Smiley) Johnson, colorful novice lightweight from Kelser, won his bout. He dccision- ed Carter Audliet of the Memphis Navy team to advance into' the semi-final rounds. Finals Tonight Final bouts In the open division will be reeled off tonight but the novice fighters will be fighting in the semi-finals. , In 'tonight's showcase bout, two leen-flged amateurs with sledgehammer fists nre slated to square off. Billy Joe Quails. IB, a slender open class lightweight goes against the pride of New Orleans, 17-year- old Andres Sclambria who looked very impressive Tuesday night in stopping Sonny Jenkins of the Northeast Arkansas team. Quails fought his way into tonight's bout with two quick victories last night. He knocked out Marlon Purvis of Memphis Navy and Alvin Ray of Memphis. Winners of open bouts tonight will be eligible for fhe Western Tournament to be held In Chicago later this mcnth. Hariston-Viltemain Scrap Ends in Draw DETROIT (ifi —"We wiis robbed" noises spurted from both camps today following a. crowrt-rouMng middleweight battle between Robert Villemain of France and F.uger.e tsiknt) Hnlrston of tho Bronx last night side liked the draw Kelt h or decision. But most of the shrieking crowd of 7.859 at Olympia Stadium didn't s.cem to mind the officials calling the 10-round scrap all even. Rarely hart two fighters smashed each other so continually and viciously in a Detroit ring. Villemain weighed 16454 and Hairston. 160H. Hairston, a mute, charge in the early the bull-like rushes and windmill j punches of the stocky Frenchman caught up with him In the fourth. But Villemain lacked the blast* to overpower his free-wheeling opponent. Halrston continued to bore in and trade blows and the crowd loved it, even If there wasn't a knockdown in the fight. Referee Johnny Weber and Judge Jack Aspcry awarded each fighter and that BIG LOAD—Ralph Branca gets some help from his wife, Ann. us he packs lo depart for Vcro Beach, Fla., and the Dodgers' Spring [raining camp. The big right-hander, a 13-game winner last year, is being counted on lo shoulder much of the load caused by Don Newcombe's call to service. (NF.A) Walcott-1BC Fuss Continues With Some Progress Made By JACK HAND MIAMI, Fla: (AP)—The great debate between Promoter Jim Norris and Jersey Jo» ' Walcott's manager continues today with the date, site and opponent of the heavy weight champ's next fight still indefinite.. Norris, president of the InMr-4 — —national Boxing Club which holds exclusive services, Kieran to Recommend Relax of Salary Ceilings NEW YORK Wj—John Kieran said today he would recommend to the Salary Stabilization Board that its new order governing baseball pay ceilings be relaxed to meet critical situations. Kieran, former sports columnist,* served as a one-man penal at a El Paso Open Starts with No Favorite 60 pciinls under the Michigan sys tern of scoring each round either, 7-3. 6-4 or 5-n. Judge Joe Lenahan I scored It 51-49 in favor of Villemain. The Associated Press scorecartl gave Hairston a slight 53-41 edge. Free-Wheeling Aufo ^ i. u _ VI I i_j House one-man penal at a Bearing here yesterday when baseball's legal representatives branded the government's policy as "un- The decree, issued Jan. 17, stipulates that a club's overall payroll budget for 1052 can't exceed that of 10,51. It also gives the club the privilege of fixing its salary scale on a formula based on any season's payroll between 1946 and 1950 plus ten per cent. In the past, the government's salary restrictions dealt with individuals, limiting player salaries to tile highest pay.received by a member of the club. "The now order Is quite different and some of the clubs were caught off guard and will have to make adjustments," Kieran said after the two-hour hearing. "I am sympathetic with baseball's problems. I'll recommend special esses be taken care of." Works a Hardship Louis F. Carroll, attorney for the National League, said (he latest order worked a hardship on such clubs as the Brooklyn Dodgers, who had about two-thirds of their players signed when the formula was announced, and the St. Louis Browns, who would like to rebuild by signing more high-salaried players. Brooklyn contends It signer! players under the old rule, which permitted individual raises, and would have to call back all signed contracts If the ne\v policy were allowed to hold- In the case of the Browns, they wouldn't be able to go out and get betier talent. Kieran snid only' a few clubs wpro !,o affected and lie felt th-ir c:(.?ps could be dealt with individ imlly without shelving the government program. Other sport leaders — football, basketball and hockey — testified they could operate within the new government edict. M c - "'YiMonE. Neb., W(—Chet Phertoti was almost run down bv the free whrrlhu of a "hot tod" automobile — while silting in a ch.iir Insicie his own house. The stripped-down nuto gavp up one of its wheels, sent it roilmn toward (he house, nvrr a two-and- a-half foot porch railing and throuch a Ifi-inch \ucle panrl wln- The whirl came lo rest by a chair MrPhrr.son was occupying. Olnss from tho window spravcrt Sleeping Couple Robbed PEN'ANG. Malaya. M*) — Aflcr locking a sleeping couple in a bed- mom, burglars cracked open a safe in another room and stole S4.0QO wprth ni jewelry and cash. Then, for reasons unknown. the> lillcd each box-drawer in the safe with water. The burglary was no! discovered \mtil the following morn ing when (lie couple awoke. EL PASO, Tex. (/Pi—They start playing for keeps today In the $10,000 El Paso Opsn and the field never was more wide open for a lf tournnment. Gary MidcilecofI, the Memphis, Term., dentist-golfer who is one of the leading money winners, observed: "anybody can win this one." The El Paso Country Club course isn't Jong—It measures just 6.315 yards—but there are some stiff hazards, such as trees lining narrow airways and greens with bare places In them for lack of moisture. Middlecoff played around it yesterday in the pro-amateur and said he o.uit counting when he harl reached 78 strokes. But handsome Gary sttll Is one of the fellows considered likely to succeed. Jimmle Dcmaret of Ojai, Calif., Jim Terrier of San Francisco; Johnny Palmer of Badin N. o.; Johnny Revolt* of Evanston III., also were among those considered likely to go good on this course. The field Is expected to rest at UO even. rights, to Jersey Joe's reported progress last night »fter « fourth session with Felix Bocchicchlo, W»leott's manager. "We're certainly'no further apart." said Norrij. "I think we have reached some mutual grounds in our negotiations. "As far as I'm concerned a Wal- cotl-Ezzard Charles match is the only possibility. And (he Charles people feel the sam« way. After all we have a contract for a return bout, we didn't mention Hocky Marciano's name at all today. "I don't blame Flex for trying to get all the money he can get. We're still talking, taking up different propositions. Some time this week we have to reach a deadline. Mr. Christenbenry (Bob Christen- herry, chnfrmgii of the New York State Athletic Commission) is serious about the mid-February deadline he jet for WalcoH to sign." Wants Marciano Bocchicchio wants permission to by-pass Charts and fight Mariano, the unbeaten slugger from Brockton. Mass, The Charles camp holding firm to its demands for ulflllment of the return bout con- ract signed last year before Charles •as knocked out by Jersey Joe in 'ittsburgh. It was understood Bocchicchio's atest proposition amounted to a 100,000 guarantee to Charles from a proposed Marciano-Walcott gate. If Charles would agree to step isicfe, Bocchicchio's plan also would issure Charles of 30-30 percentage .pill, with the winner In J-jr=s.- However, Charles Isn't buying, according to Norris. In the meantime, Marciano con- inues his campaign with a Philadelphia bout against the veteran Lee Savold next Wednesday. It all adds up to a busy summer the heavyweight division. Whether It turns out to be Walcott- Tiarles, Walcott-Marciano or even Walcott - Harry Matthews in Las 'egas remains to be seen. Bocchic- chlo still insists he has a $250,000 offer to take on Matthews. Score-Happy Kentucky Rolls Toward New Per-Game Mark College Basketball Br The Assoclzled Press Duquesne 64 Niagara 49 Seton Hall 60 Fordham 41 West Virginia 80 North Carolina 63 Columbia 95 Brown 7S Pennsylvania 82 Harvard 43 Army 56 Swarlhmore 46 Ft-nn Stale 66 Rutgers 52 Vlllanova 63 Delaware 61 Kentucky 81 Mississippi 61 Georgia 72 Georgia Tech 64 Mississippi State 72 Florida 33 Navy 54 Pitt 44 George Washington 73 The Citadel 64 Texas Christian S2 Texas A & M California 72 Hawaii 46 HEW YORK (API—If Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 college basketball team, continue* its present scoring pace, the Wildcats will set a per- game scoring record. The present mark Is 82.5 set by Rhode Irland State In 1947, Kentucky is going along at the rate of 83.5 points-per-game through last Saturday, according to statistics released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau. Even If the Wildcats don't break Rhode Island state's standard, they are practically assured of becom- ng the only other major tcaln in iustory to maintain an 80-point- per-game record over an entire season. . ',he Rhodies turned the trick three times, but the next best is the 77 per game set by Cincinnati in 1950-51. A good indication of the way basketball has opened up thts year Breaking' Prisoner Keeps Right on Going ADA, Okla. '(API—Perry P. Blaylock used the "fast break" in a basketball game at Latta last night, and disappeared. Blaylock was a prisoner, playing for the McAiester State Penitentiary team. He was serving 10 years for first degree burglary. His "fast break" won him the ball game—and freedom. can be seen by the points-per-g»m^' records of the teams trailing Kentucky. Duke is second with 79.5 and Holy Cross third with 78.8. Defensive figures show Oklahoma A. & M, ruling the roost with a low average yield of 44.5 pointt.- per-game. followed closely by Oklahoma city with 45.9. Tribe Signs Reiser CLEVELAND <AP) — Former National League batting champion, Pct« Reiser, was signed by the Cleveland Indians yesterday as i free agent. Hear/i Signs Contract NEW YORK (API—Jim Beam, 17-game winner for the Giants last year, signed yesterday for a reported S21.000. GENUINE BOCK BEER! U.S. Study Sought For Malayan Rubber PENANO f/n — Malayan rubber producers will ask the TJr.ited j States government to send a mission here to study rubber problems, similar to ,the U. S. tin mission which completed its survey a few months ago. 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