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Blytheville, Arkansas
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JMIATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 195Z TV Wrecking Boxing's Little Man, So Joe Craig Comes Back to Farm Boxing, both professional and big time amateur, Is undergoing a transition between the fighter, the manager and television and according to Joe Craig, television is going to be the eventual winner. Joe. who will be remembered as th* first of a long line of Craig boys who played football ai Blytheville j In the "good, old days" and for his managing of young boxers such as Jackie Byrd and Henry LuiBford here a decade or so ago. Is back In Blytheville now after a long stay on the west coast where he conducted an athletic club managed ainaleur fighters. We ran Into Joe at the Chick's first football practice cession Wednesday and had. a long conversation about modern day boxing, its headaches and Its future. "Television is running the 'little man o\it of boxing." Joe said. "You just can't fight 'em. They're loo big. And some of these other guys • are frolng to find that out Just like I AM." Joe said he quit the fl^ht game about a year a^o when "television started taking over." He sold his west const interest and moved back here last March to begin farming. He says he's through with the fight game, at least for the present, and hasn't handled any boys since he left the coast. Joe now is turning his Interest bade to football as he has two sons. Joe, Jr., and Dick, on the Chicks' , roster, Joe Jr., a sophomore. Is a Jlliie candidate and Dick is a back. "I was taking ',n around a thousand dollar gate every week )n Ij. A. until television got so big." Joe commented. "Then ail of a sudden it started falling off. Five hundred ' this week, six-fifty next, then back to a thousand, then back to five hundred. It soon got to where I would net 75 dollars one week and lose 50 the next. Bo 1 said this Is Trhere I came in antl^ checked out." Too Much Against Him Joe didn't say that television was hurting boxing but he said It definitely was hurting the gate receipts. "In cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Chicago 2 and Detroit you can't expect fight 3 fans to drive 10 or 15 miles through heavy traffic with the risk of losing a fender or their lives, maybe, pay a. buck to park their cars, a buck for drinks and peanuts and a buck and half lo get In to see some amateurs fight when they can sit ULt'lTUSVlLLK (AKK.) COUKIER NEW1 Confident Indians Take Over Lead in American League Cleveland New York Boston Chicago Philadelphia Washington , St. Louis ... Detroit Brooklyn New York St. Louis . Philadelphia at home In'the comfort of their liv- ability as a catcher," Ing rooms and watch top-notch pros. They just aren't going to do It. . , "I'm not saying that television is wrecking boxing gates everywhere right now, but It's coming. Television' Is growing so that one of these dnys people here In Bly- thevlllo will have four or five channels to choose from. If they don't wont lo see boxing they can switch over and get wrestling, or stock car races, or horee races or grand oprea. Boys, the entertainment field is drying up on the bone and gate receipts will be a thing of the past before long." On the subject of the pending Congressional investigation of the International Boxing club on monopoly, Joe said, that the IBC is j lighting for survival. "The IBC has to go along with j Chicago television." he pointed out. "Take Boston , Gillette, Schlitz'becr or any of these Cincinnati big television advertisers. They Pittsburgh want top nolch fights to promote their product and they don't mind spending the money, lo get them and the IBC has the connections. Those outfits don't mind dropping down so, 78 and 100 thousand dollars. .They have to do so much advertising anyway and. besides that, It comes off Ihe income tax. "And where you got a situation like that then the little man just hasn't got a chance.' Yeah, I saw the writing on the wall and got out while the getting out was good." Sports In Spurts We Just finishing reading galley proof's on Ernest Hemingway's latest "Tile Old Man and the'Sea" through the courtesy qf Life Magazine, which will publish the book in its entlrlty beginning next, month. A fine adventure novel by a man who has proven his capability time and time again. . . . Charley Keller is still holding his own at Houston. Charley broke out of a slump last weekend with four for 10 in two games. . . . Stu Miller .the Cardinals' latest pitching sensation, started in baseball as a catcher and at the tender age of 10 he won this applause from the great Tris Speaker: "Miller has a lot of natural AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet., OB ..69 SI .675 ..10 62 .674 ..63 ..64 ..62 ..63 ..51 ..40 .538 4', .625 6 .525 « .521 6 1 / .411 20 .333 29 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet .76 39 ,C61 Chattanooga Atlanta New Orleans Mobile Memphis Nashville Little Rock Birmingham With the Rozorbocks— Offensive Backs Hold Key to Porks' Success (Editor's Note-Thls Is the first In a series of five articles on the prospects of .the 1952 Razorbacks.) FAYHTEVIiLE. Ark.-A large share of Arkansas's chances for a highly successful football season In 1952 rest upon the finest offensive backfleld produced by the Hazorbacks in many years-perhaps the season will bear out—the best of all time. ' The men who'll lug the. pigskin for Coaeh Otis Douglas In his third year at Arkansas are game-tested, experienced veterans. In all there are 10 Icttcrmen at the four positions—six of whom have already earned the second varsity letter. As a former collegiate and pro tackle, Douglas would be the last one to discount the tremendous importance of a solid line, but even the 41-year old veteran -of vicious line play Is a good deal happier over the prospect of his first "set" starting backfieltt since he took over the Porker reins. "Look at your better teams." he jays, "and you'll find an experienced backfleld—one which has played together before." The likely starters—based upon 1951 play and their showing In the spring sessions—should be as bril- Innt as you'll find on any one Southwest Conference team this year. They are All-Conference quarterback Lamar M;Han, 195-pound Junior from Lake Village; halfbacks. Buddy Sutlon—co-capfaln of the team and a 195-ponnd senior from Hope, and Jack Troxell, the loop's fastest footballer, a 180-pound Junior from Jonesboro; and fullback Lewis Carpenter, a plunging 195- pound senior from West Memphis. The qusrtet has size, speed, experience—and what's more—they're all native Arkansans. Gained 1.MZ Yards The four had a net yardage of !.512 yards rushing Iwt year, with Carpenter averaging 4.8 yards; Troxell and Siitton, 4.2; and triple threater McHan. a 3.4. Run the four on successive downs—and according ^ to Ihe percentages—you'll always • come up with a .first down. McHan led the team In yards gained rush- ins with 433. yards gained passing- with 724, and In punting with a His three teammates In accounting for 17 . they, find at quarterback Troillett. a smooth ball 37.1 average. Joined him _____ ...... of Arkansas' 25 touchdowns ln"l9aV Their versatility was .displayed in statistics alone— one or more of them was included among the leaders in every offensive department of play. The foursome will be backed up by a fine array of experienced reserves who'll be mixing It up with members of the starting team on many occasions. Most of them lettermen Ralph . handler due to have an Improved year; halfbacks Dean Pryor and Johnny Cole— more frequently referred to as the "anti-TD twins" because of their defensive work, George Thomason, Murray Elton and Bill McFarland; and fullbacks Charlie Hallum and Larry Hogue. Lules to See Action ' An interesting quartet could be provided by a team of newcomers who are predicted to build hopes for the future. The group possesses everything needed but experience and will gain that this year. At quarterback Is' towering 6-5 southpaw ob St. Pierre— one of the best long passers at Arkansas since the Dwight Sloan-Jack Robblns' days. Halfbacks, with less weight, but as much speed as the starters ore Jimmy Finn, a Penn State transfer of a year ago, and husky Glen Brfck- er, both from' the Quaker State. At fullback, and a pleasant surprise in the spring drills, Is Earl Kaiser, a 185-pound hurdler In track. Others slated to see action In the backfield are quarterback Francis Long, a 20-year old soph who narrowly escaped death earlier Ihl^ month when shot through the neck in a freak accident; halfbacks Charlie I.utes, Mike Duka and Tommy Brill; and fullback Carl Maz- T/ 2 .695 .592 .538 14 .488 20 .427 27 .425 27'i .290 44i/ 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W 74 73 71 67 68 66 62 58 Pet .556 .533 .526 .504 .500 .433 .403 .426 VESTERDAY'S RESULTS American League Cleveland 6 New York * Chicago 4 Boston I Philadelphia 5-9 St. Louis 2-0 (twl- nigho Detroit 2 Washington 0 (night) National League Brooklyn 9-2 Pittsburgh 2-3 (twi- nighu Boston 4 Chicago 3 St. Louis 3 New York 1 (night) Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 2 (night) 14th lhat the Yanks ore t>ie pur- ;uers Inclead of the pursued. The Chlcaeo White Sox, fresh from three straight triumphs over the Yanks, extended their winning streak lo four e«me-> bv beati'ld the third plnce Boston Red Sox, 4-1. in other American League games, the Phlladelnhla Athletics cantured a twt-nfeht doubleheader from St. ' onK 5-2 and 9-n. and (he Detroit Tigers d«featcd WnshhiBtou 2-0, Cflrds Xenr Second In the National 'Leasue, the rert hot St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Glanls 3-1 to stretch Ihclr winning streak to seven pames. The victory moved the Cards to within three pcrrentasc noints of the second place Giants. Brooklyn's part-setting Dodgers a twi-nlirht doublehnader with Pittsburgh, winning the first game. <l-2. but loslns tbe second. 3-2. while Southern League Nashville 9, Atlanta 4 Nashville 9, Birmingham 2 Memphis 7, Mobile 1 New Orleans 3-4, Little Rock 2-2 TODAVS GAMES National League . New York at St. Louis Lanier (6-10) vs Brazle (9-3) or Chambers (4-3). Brooklyn at Pittsburgh Labine 17-3) vs Waugh (1-1). Philadelphia at Cincinnati Drews (11-11) vs Church (5-7). Boston at "Chicago Wilson (1010) .vs scmiltz (3-1). | American League Cleveland at New York .V^ynn (16-10) vs Raschi (14-3). Detroit at Washington Newhouser (5-8) vs Moreno (8-7) St. Louis at Philadelphia Stuart (3-3) vs Kellner (9-11) Chicago at Boston Brown (1-2) vs Parnell (9-7). Southern League ..Tonight's Games Atlanta at Mobile (only game scheduled) 2 Washington Golfers in Amateur Finals SEATTLE W>—It's an old timer against a youngster today when the final round unfolds In the 1952 United States Men's Amateur Golf Championship. Rivals for the nation's top amateur honor are two Washington stars, Jack Westland of Everett at 47 a most unusual finalist,- and 22-year-old A! Mengert of Spokane. Twenty-one years aao. a young man then just 26 faced the famed Francis Onimet In the finals of this same classic, and was beaten by 38-year-old Ouimet, 6 and 5. The beaten player was Westland, then a resident of Chicago, where the 1931 tournament was held at the Beverly Country Club Today Westland is taking time out from his campaign for Con- grass to campaign for the golfing crown. Wejtland, a deliberate, businesslike golfer, reached the finals with Tribe Nips Yankees 6-4 To Gain One Point Edge By RALPH RODKN Assoclaler! Press Sports Writer The Cleveland Indians arc in first place today firmly convince:! they will win the 1952 American Uague'pennnnt. One reason for their bright outlook on life stems from the fact they have concjnered one of their chief stumbling blocks of the past —beating the New York In the Yankee Stadium." Cleveland turned back the Yanks 6-4. in the first game of a nnd Boston downed Chicago, :wo-game series and took over first place from the defending :hamplons by one percentage point This Is,the first time that Cleveland has ruled Ihe roost since June " mid aho the first time since June , Luke Easter. whose hlltins Ilie past few weeks has been instru- . ,j mental in Cleveland's rise to the Yankees top, bluntly predicted before . the game with the Ynnks that the Indians would end New York's three- yrar reign as champions. "We're going to win this pennant." the big first baseman said. "Furthermore-, we're going to win it right here— In the Yankee stadium." vital Cincinnati edged Philadelphia, 3-2, passed ball. Paster, Dale Mitchell and Bobby Avila were (he Iradins liphts In the triumph' that moved the Indians lo the henri of the class. Bte Luke drove In four HUM on his 20th homer nrrl a sliiEle. Mitchell cracked out live straight hits and Avila started the first triple play of the American League season. Aviln pulled his /leMtofr gem in the fifth. He soeared Bauer's low liner, stepped on pcr-ond to double up Billy Martin and fired to first to nail Revnolds. • Stu Miller, sensational rnokle righthander, turned In his third straight victory for St. Louis. Mll- 'er limited the 'Giants to three hits and. struck out nine. Enos Slaughter singled home Kollv Hc- nnis with the winning run In the .eighth Inning. Slan Musial later scored an Insurance run on a Lookouts Blast Barons 13-1 to Strengthen Lead By STCKUNG SLAFPE1' Associated Tress Sports Writer The Chattanooga Lookouts head west today laced with a problem of keeping their lead in the Southern Association. Chattanooga —first ranked team ly over Mobile, because with It the In the Southern is waning but still Chicks moved lo within a half same very hot pennant race—is idle to - •- —- "night before opening series In Memphis tomorrow. Little Rock Tuesday and Nashville Friday. During this final road trip of the season Chattanooga must settle Its problem of playing better baseball on the road. The Lookouts' road record is' 29 victories and 36 defeats. Right now Chattanooga's grip looks great — especially afler lost night. Chattanooga walloped Birmingham,- 13-2, while second place Atlanta faded another shade, losing again to Nashville, 9-4. Chattanooga is three games In front of Atlanta. Just a whisker back of Atlanta however Is New Orleans, coming up fast. Last night the Pels won twice from Little Rock, 3-2 anil 4-2, and trail the Lookouts by four games. Memphis won from Mobile, 7-1, In the night's final game. Five doubleplays by Chattanooga helped give Al Slina his 31st victory. Seven runs In the third Just about settled the question for Chattanooga. New Orleans crawled to within"a game of Atlanta in second place when Frank Halloran and Lee Anthony won tbelr games against Little Rock. Memphis needed the victory bad- sparkling 5 and 4 triumph over Bill Mawhlnney. 23-year-old former Canadian champion from Vancouver. Mensert, who has been campaigning for a job since his release from the Air Force recently, ended the tournament melody of Don Cherry. 28, the ex-Texas caddie and no* an established nightclub and record making crooner. The score was 3 and 2 in a match lhat was as dizzy as the wealhcr. Both matches ended all even after a morning round played In weather that ranged from, showers to a driving dr'--Ie. of the first division. Dixie Upright and Floyd Fogg homered for Memphis. Ranee Pless, leading baiter In the Southern was struck In the face by a ball thrown by Atlanta reliefer Gerry Lane. He suffered a fracture and will miss at least a week" although his condition Is not serious, doctors say. Afl-American Prep Game Tickets Placed On Sale in Blyfhcville Reserved seat tickets for the fourth annual hish school football game to be p' yetl In Memphis' Crump Stadium Au£. M, have been placed on sale In Blytheville. Fifty 50-.vnrd line tickets have been ]il:nerl on salt for niytlic- ville football fans al llarncv'S Shoe Store, 111 West Main,' It was announced yrslcrtlay. The tickets arc being sohl on a first-come, first-served basis. Again tbls jpar, lilylbevllln will be renres«ntcd in" Ihe gnme with Mel Har, star halfback iv/tti tbc Chicks last year, playing with tbe Weal team. CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sizes up to H6 in. CotTUgilted Mela! Culverts Sl*es up to R4 In. A. H. WEBB Artomatlc Flood Gates Concrete A Metal Septic Tanks Sc»cr Tile Rest Prices ' We ndlrer Highway 61 at Slalc Line Phone 8411 za. Long is heralded as the 19521 extra-point kicker—having booted • nine consecutive points In spring games. Thanks to platoon-type football, /iisai-isus, !n three y-nrs, has beeri given a top-rate offensive backlleld —one which should reap- some measure of glory in the grid season ahead. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 25 Adults SOc—Children 15c Bill Canny Reinstated! BILL CANNY vs. JOHNNY HENNING 90-Minute Time Limit — Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls RED ROBERTS vs. COUNT LUIGI 1 Hour Time Limit — IHst 2 Out Of 3 Falls Wholesale \ AT DEALER'S COST WHILE THEY LAST New Floor Model Kclvinalor Refrigerators. Full fi-y«ar Warranty. Kitchen Cabinets and Washing Machines. CLOSING OUT ?AGE FIVB LOOKS PART— Bruno Junk may be a former German soldier listed as missing in action in 1915. Elderly parents in Muenstor pointed to the! resemblance between their- son o( the same name and Die athlete who won a bronze medal for Russia in Ihe Olympic Games' 1000- meter walk. Junk didn't apVar exactly happy about his feat in Helsinki. (NBA) Cards Turn Back Giants 3-1 as Miller Gets No. 3 By Th* At*ocl*ted Prra The St. Louis Cardinals, rolling with the "Gashouse" fury of old 6tm must respect D»vt Koslo «ven though they eluded him lut nlghL The Cardinals tiuA by the New* —_ . York GlnnU, 3 to I, In the first gome of a crucial two-game scries In St. Louis but they didn't mark It up against Dave. Still Dave, who hart beaten the Redblrds 13 times In a row, was In (rouble nil the way. The Redblrds got a one run ItnA | n the secofl inning on Peanuts l.owrey's double, his astute base running and one of three Giant errors to score off Koslo In (he second inning. Dave held Eddie Stanky's new gashouso gang to four hits for seven Innings but there was another chap on the mound who wns doing right well himself. lie was Stn Mil- —~ uKinnei iJiicmni Icr. the 24-year-old rookie just up four-hit ball, won tho champion South Midgets Win at Manila Blytheville Team Beats Oscoola to Cop Tournament Canny Returns To Mai Card Kansas Meartie Is Reinstated by NWA Bill Canny, the Kansas bnd boy who was forceo lo quit wrestling because be losl a mntch last year has been reinstated by Ihe National wrestling Alliance and is coming back to Blyihevllle. v Canny, who agreed to quit wrestling after .he lost a grudge match to noy Welch, Is being brought back by Promoter Mike Mcronoy and Is scheduled to lake part in Monday night's, double main event program of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show nt Memorial Audllorluin. The Kansas culle is slated to meet Johnny Hcnnlng In one of tlio two headline events on Monday night's card. In the other Red Roberts is slated to take on Count Luigl. Needless lo say. Promoter Meroney probably is glad, in one way at least, to see Cnnny return. He is one of the best drawing cards ever to wrestle here. His rough and lough tactics and his undying grudge- against Hie Welch family packs In Ihe crowd every time he appears here. Roberts will be n substitute on Monday night's card. He was called In yesterday to replace George Cologne who was originally scheduled to meet Lulgi but .suffered n ring injury at Nashville, Tenn., earlier this week and. had to can'ccl his booking. " The Roberts-Ling] bout will bo the first on the card. They'll wrestle over Iho one hour lime limit routB with Canny and Kenning «oing for 90 minutes. • Because of the double main event program, there will be no preliminary bouts on tho curd. July 2, 1052, was the 90th an- nlvir-jary ol President Lincoln's signing of the Morrill Act wliloli created America's system of land- grant colleges. from Columbus In the American Association. Miller held the second place Giants to three hits D.'irlt Tlfd Score The- Giants look Koslo off the ..•..• u.nuu. IUUK tvosio otr tne ""in.iu.-i. n _ iremed-face right- hook m the eighth when suddenly handcr, outpltched Linrisey Osceo with (,wo out Whltey Lockmnn in ' s Hint-sized hurler who i-en't six .Sliced n rlnimlp In^iHr, fVi^ i«/i »i_u full iiminoi- T'VM.^nj... _;._, . - -- ' • ««ivt.j i^ucivmiiii double insirte the left flelrl line and scored on Al Dark's single Koslo was removed for a plnch- hlUer In Hie eighth ami Monlia Kennedy took over. Mr. Kennedy wasn't much help and the Birds quickly scored n couple of runs Meanwhile m Philadelphia the a dou- louls Browns, 5 to 2, and 9 to 0. The Browns had the misfortune of running Into Bobby shanlz in the second game. Shantz proved a good young man still Is better than a good old man out there on' the hillock. He hung up his twenty second victory while old satchel Paige lasted only two innings for the Browns. Athletics took both ends of blehcader from Ihe St Wilson Y/ins Top Money in Stock Races Horace Wilson of Blytheville carried off top money In the Blytheville Stock Car Club's stock car races on (be Walker Park oval last nliht. Wilson, driving "13 Junior " a 1034 Pord hot rod. sloshed through the mud to capture two first places and a second and top honors in the point system of scoring Wilson won first place In the fourth and feature races and second place In the second race. Rain yesterday made the hnlf- mile dirt track hazardous but "13 Junior" manipulated the trick track- well lo lead Ire field. The slocks are scheduled to run again tomorrow afternoon.' The Blytheville club sponsors races at the track twice weekly. IN THE OIIANCEKV.COURT CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS JAMIE RUTH, Ptf. , vs No. 12,140 CARROL, D. HUTH, Dft. WARNING ORDER The defendant, Carrol D. Ruth ( hereby warned to appear In thl court within thirty days andianswc the complaint of the plaintiff, J a mle Ruth, and upon his failure s to do, said complaint will be tak en as confessed. Witness my hand as Clerk of th Chancery Court, Chlckasawba DIs trict, Mississippi County.-Arkansas MANII.A :eam, with Blythcvlllc's south Joe Bratcher pitching ' ampion- ihlp of Manila's Invitational tournament for Little Leojue teams ast night by defeating Osceola 8-5 In the finals. Bratchcr, n . freckled-face right- , ., • ----- ..... .1.1 nu\ f Y, cil\s SIX full innings Thursday night, and he got, good support from his team males to take the championship trophy to Blytheville. The Blytheville team had a good defense worked up against Osceo- las fine bunting attack that carried them into the finals. Osceola didnt get a single safe bunt even though a number were tried. The Blytheville Midgets stopped the bunting attack but chargln» (he batter from nil directions laylna (lorn, n wall in front of the plate Charley Coaltcr, hit the big blow for Blytheville, a home run with two on In the fifth that gave his team the winning margin. Larry Fitzgerald also homered. Blytheville led most of the wav thanks to its fine defensive play Finals Today In National Caddie Meet COLUMBUS, O. (*> - The Junior champion of Minnesota and tho traveling caddie' at California. matched strokes today for the 1952 PGA-national caddie golf title and a $1,500 four-year college scholarship. The Minnesota champion 16- year-old Jim Luciuj of Northtield. Minn., reached the finals of th« PGA-imtional caddis golf ch*m- plonshlps at Ohio Slate University by turning back Dick Rhyran Ji of Columbus, o., 5 and 4,' and the 38- hole semifinals Friday.- "" His opponent In the p»Tofj •»!»• Al Chandler of Los Angeles, Cali'f defeated Ted Leach of Circlevllla O., 4 and 3., ' Rhyran and Leach- plar off in 38 holes Saturday for third an« fourth spots. Runnerup gets a »!,ooo four-Tew college scholarship; third Disc* $150; fourth place $500. Read Courier News Classified Ada. i- and seal of «aid court this 18 dw ; " of August, 1853. Harvey Morris, clerk Lnverne Ball, D. O. James M. Gardner, "atty for ntf T. J. Crowder, atty ad lltem. 8J16.23-30-B;!* E.B. GEE SALES CO. 117 South 2nd Street — Blythevillt I DIDN'T, KNOW... . . . until my neighbor told me that the best place to find terrific bargains is in the COURIER classified ads. I know now! I always read them! Ad» placed btfor. 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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