The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 23, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT Bt-YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER N15WS Rain Threatens Heavy Title Bout; Marciano Is Favorite By MURRAY KOSK PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Champion Jersey Joe Walcott, and dynamic Rocky Marciano anxiously peered at the glowering skies today as they marked off the Jong hours for their heralded heavyweight title clash in Municipal Stadium. A light drizzle dampened the -T- * * *. # 4 Friendly City last night and early today and the forecast was for rain through most of the day. If it rains late today and a postponement Is necessary, the 15- round bout will be put on tomorrow with Thursday an additional standby date. Although the fight, starting at 8:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, won't be shown on home television, Ht will be beamed via a closed circuit to a record number of 50 theaters in 31 cities coast (o coast. New England theaters and those In the Philadelphia area will not be in on the network. Some 120,000 lo 140,000 spectators are expected to view the "youth vs. age" struggle In the theaters at prices ranging up to $4.80. The possibility of rain brought to mind the heavyweight title scrap betwctr. Gcnn Tunney and Jack Dempsey In this same huge bowl just 26 years ago today. Gentleman Gene lifted the Manassa Mauler's crown in a battle fought In a heavy' downpour that drenched both Ihe pugilists and the 120.741 fans. The customers shelled out $1.895,733 — a record then — to witness tho tremendous upset, 50,000 Gale Expected There won't be anything close to (hose figures tonight — If the bout goes on — but it will be Ihe r 1 c he s t heavyweight promotioo since the Joe Louis - Walcolt return on June 25, 1948. Co-promoters Jim Morris and Herman Taylor look for a crowd of 50,000 and a gate of between $550.000 and $600,000. Walcott will collect 40 per cent of the net while the 28-year old challenger will receive 20 per cent. They'll get the same percentage of the theater-TV and movie money. The swarthy, powerful, undefeated challenger from Brockton, Mass., remained the favorite to dethrone the 38-year-old as the big bettors took the rubber bands otf their hefty bankrolls. The- latest odds boosted Rocky up to an 8 to 5 choice. The odds didn't bother Walcott of his 22 year career — nor dirt the writers' picks. Boxing writers plumped for the youngster with the explosive fists by a belter than 5 to 1 margin. Jersey Joe got a chuckle out of this, remembering how wrong the majority of the "experts" were on his successful June 6 defense against Ezzard Charles in the same stadium. Walcott Confident Tha old guy is supremely confident he will hand the crude but dangerous challenger the first lick- Ing ofjiis career. Although Walcott has repudiated statements be made to reputable newsmen that Rocky will be an easy mark, there is no doubt that the champion and his followers ore looking for a quick knockout. Trainer Dan Tlorlo says. "Joe will knock him stilt In the first round." Charley Goldman, Marciano's Ut- ,,,,,,. tie trainer, predicts Rocky will win «"» Steers went through light Urn "somewhere between the sixth and bcrln B - U P drtlls on\y. Five squad- eighth rounds." For the record, the fighters gave out with the usual "I think I'm ' going to win. Otherwise why would I be fighting?" Almost everyone in this town agrec-s this fight won't go the limit. Our pick Is Rocky in six rounds. TUESDAY, SEPT. 23. 1952 Brooks Expected to Clinch Flag Today AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York BO Cleveland 90 Chicago 78 Philadelphia 77 Boston 75 Washington 76 St. Louis 61 Detroit 40 100 Pet. OB ,v)08 .600 1 .523 12J' 2 .513 H .807 15 .607 15 .412 10 .323 41l/ 2 Brooklyn ... New York . St. Louis ... Philadelphia Chicago ... Cincinnati . Boston Pittsburgh . NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 04 54 .035 88 60 .505 6 85 63 83 '65 75 16 Gfj 03 41 110 .574 a .561 11 .407 20',i .446 28 .426 31 .272 51',;, VESTERDAV'S RESULTS American league Cleveland 6 Detroit 3 (Only game scheduled) • National League (No games scheduled} (9-6) TODAY'S GAMES American League New York nt Boston Sain vs Kinder (5-5). Chicago at Cleveland Dobson (1310) vs Garcia (22-10). Washington at Philadelphia Masterson (10-7) vs Shantz (24-71. St. Louis at Detroit (night) Pillette (10-13) vs Wight (7-11). Rocky Muclano Joe Walcott Six Southwest Teams In Action This Week k By The Associated Press All hands but Baylor sally forth for football games this week end, and the boys In the Southwest Conference could see a long, rocky road ahead of them as practice turned Into hard work.' Rice and Southern Mc-lijodlst play.f—— , their delayed first games of the season with SMU getting in a Friday night game in the Cotton Bowl against Duke's Blue Devils to start the week's hostilities. The Owls open In Houston Saturday night against Texas Tech's Raiders, Border Conference power. Other games Saturday Include Texas AfcM vs. Oklahoma AfcM at Dallas, Texas Christian vs. UCLA at Los Angeles, Arkansas vs. University of Houston at Fayetteville, and Texas vs. Morth Carolina at Chapel Kill. Extensive workouts were scheduled at Austin today for the Texas Longhorns, 35-14, victors last week over Louisiana Stale. Yesterday WARNING OKDER In the Chancery Court, Clilcka- sawha District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Lewis W. Collins, Ptf. vs. No. 12,195 Ruby Collins Perkins, Dft. The defendant, Ruby Collins Perkins. Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lewis w. Collins. Dated this 22nd day of September, 1952. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Laverne Ball, D. C. Ed B. Cook. ally, for Ptf. Claude P. Cooper, atty ad lltem. 923-30-107-14 PORKER END — Pat Perry, biggest of the Arkansas Razorbacks' ends at 2CO pounds, is tag- men were out with injuries, none believed serious. No Inquiries for IIay» No serious injuries were reported at Arkansas from the Hog-Okla- rvoma Aggie game at Little Rock last week end. Coach Otis Douglas said he was looking for remedies to defensive flaws that showed up in the game and scheduled more scrimmage for today. Rice scrimmaged yesterday nnd Coach Jess Ncely said heavy work probably would be concluded today as the Owls prepared for the Red Raiders and their first game of the season. Texas Christian's Froggies losers 13-0 to Kansas last week. had n hard time of It yesterday and Coach Dutch Meyer meant to pour it on all week. The Champion Progs watched movies and heard lectures for two hours, then had a two-hour workout including scrimmage. The SMU Texas Aggies, happy their 21-13 win over University of Houston, romped through limbering up drills yesterday and intended to get down to harder work today. The darkhorse Mustangs ran through their own plays and worked on pass defense and running defense against Duke plays at Dallas. The Mustangs seemed to be rounding into top shape fast with injured players taking part in some of the work. Baylor, idle this week end, took it comparatively easy yesterday and set another easy day for today. Players who saw little or no work against Wake Forest last week had some contact work. The Bears' next game is Oct. 4 itgainst Washington State. Wild Wrestle Bout Declared 'No Contest' Everybody tried to get into the act at the American Legion's wrestling bouts In Memorial Auditorium last night and the result was the Australian tflg bout between two of the: Welch brothers, Roy and Joe, and Red Roberts anil Bill Canny was declared no contest. Referee-Promoter Mike Mci : onej was knocked unconscious, irate fans swarmed In the ring nnd fought among themselves, Ihe wrestlers fotieht outside the ring and the wrestlers' booking agent was clipped because he acted without authority in an effort to break up the wild bedlam. It all happened In the third nnd deciding fall. The two wrestling teams stood all even In rounds at one apiece. Suddenly. Canny grabbed Joe Welch with a hcadlock and Roberts got a heacilock on Referee Meroney. Then Canny and Roberts ran at each other, allowing Meroney and Welch to bump "heads The blow kayoed Meroney anc dazed Welch. Herb Langston. a frail little fellow who handles bookings for wrestlers in this circuit, was a ringside spectator, and he Jumped Into the ring to take over for Meroney. After a brief second, he turned to Roberts iiiicl Canny nnri awarded then the decision. Then the roof caved in Booing fans gathered at the ringside and one unidentified man carrying a walking cane jumped into Ihe ring and started to work Roberts. Roberts took the cane fron him and gave it to Canny. Roj Welch and Canny started scuffling for possession of the cane. The can. was broken in half and Welcl used his half as a weapon to driv Roberts and Canny from the ring During the melee. Lnngston wa clipped a good one bv somebody Canny and Roberts retreated'ti the dressing room and things go quieter and fans began to "leave Then Meroney regained his sense and upon learni.ig what had hap pened. he declared the bout contest. Flying Boat Plans Rescue Attempt Lebanon Names New President National League Boston at New York (2) Johnson G-2) and Jester (2-5) or Burdctle 6-10) vs Koslo (9-7) 'and Maglte 7-8). Philadelphia at Brooklyn (2- Urt- ight) and Drews (13-14) and Simions (13-8) vs Locs (13-fl) or Roe 11-2) and Rutherford (0-7). Cincinnati at St. Louis (night) 'erkowski (12-0) vs Miller (0-2). (Only game scheduled) Cubs 7 Hacker s ERA Leader Righthander Boasts Fine 2.30 Average NEW YORK m— Warren Hacker 7-year-old Chicnjo Cub righthaml- r. has taken over the Nationn -eague's earned run lead today as he 1952 campaign rolls Into its inul six days. Earned run averages compiled by "•he Associated disclose tha Hacker, who has 15 victories am eight setbacks, has permuted 46 arncd runs in 183 Innnigs for 2.30 mark. The Cub fastballer is chcduled for one more slnrt tl oason, against the St. Louis Car- nals next week-end. Allle Reynolds strengthened his crip qn the American League leac asl Sunday by blanking the Philadelphia A's, 1-0. The 34-year-old York Yankee veteran, in reg- stering hi* sixth shutout, reducec his ERA to 2.07. Allie. a 19-gami vinner, has allowed 54 earned run: n 235 Innings. Hoyt Wilhelm, In second place still has an outside chance of wind ng up as the first National Leagui relief hllrler In history to cop earned run laurels. The New Yorl Giant freshman, who has a I3< record, has given ;ip 42.earned tal lies In 153 Innings for a 2.47 slate Behind Reynolds in the American League comes Mike Garca, ICleve and's hard-working righilinnder The major league shutout leade with six, Garcia boasts a 2.34. eanu 1 * run average." He has recorded 7: earned runs in 289 Innings. Putnam Reminds Communities of Rent Deadline WASHINGTON (/n — Economl stabilizer Roger L. Putnam toda reminded local communities tha Sept. 30 Is the deadline for then to take action if they wish federa rent controls continued in thci areas. Putnam said In a'statement tha some local officials apparently ar under a mistaken impression tha they could have federal controls re imposed after Sept. 30. Putnam added: "I would say to the local official of those communities: 'If you ri not. act by Sept. 30 to continue In existing controls, the federal gov eminent under the present law can not bail you out If rcnU sky-rock ct."' Congress last summer provide for an end of all rent controls Sept. 30 except in local commun BEIRUT. Lebanon W — rarli.v ment overwhelmingly elected former Foreign Minister C a m 111 e Chamoun president of Lebanon today. He succeeds veteran inricpen- LONDON' MV-B, Haiti's Air Mln- f™" " Bht< T Bcclma El Khoury. Istry said today a specially equip- «^o resigned ast, week, pcd U. S. Air Force flyin, boat was Chamoun. 51, was the candidate standing by for clear weather to \ a JL th . e opposition Socialist National attempt a perilous landing on an p<>"< which, spearheaded the coun- 8,000-Ioot Greenland ice cap to res- ">'- wl:ie "form drive that forced cue 12 marooned airmen. The ministry announcement said the flying boat, fitted with skis and take-off rockets, would try to land on the ice beside a downed Royal ged as an offensive starter this I Air Force plane to pick up 11 Brit- year. A junior who Just missed his letter last fall, Perry is fast and showed good paps receiving form in spring practice. His home is at Magnolia. (AT Photo) ons and one American who c»shed there last Tuesday. I The main island of Indonesia is 1 1 Java. El Khoury from the office he had held since the French relinquished control of the country In 1943. In Western Australia an attempt is being made to develop hog-raising on a large scale. As a concession to "southpaws," banks fire now making left-handed I checkbooks. ' Saumholfz Eyes Musial's Crown Cub Slugger Only 4 Points Back; Mitchell Closing in on Fain NEW YORK Wl — Outfielders •ankle Baumhollz of the Chicago ibs and Dale Mitchell of the evelancl Indians are making be- ted bids to wrest the major ague batting titles from Stan uslal and Ferris Fain. Baumholti!, hitting .330, is only ur points behind Muslal, who tops ie National League with .334. llchcll Is batting .321 and trails e American League pace-setterj ain, .323 hitler, by seven points, vcragcs incldde games through londay. Muslal, aiming for his sixth Na- onal League batting crown and is third in a row, lost ground .'er the past week. The St. Louis alwart went five-for-18, suffering two-point decline. Muslal Has Eilge Baumholtz. meanwhile, was lift- tg his average five points with a !vcn-for-I6 'spree. The Cubs' fly/- hascr has three games remaining' hile Musial has six. In the American League, Fain nd Mitchell both dropped three oints off Iheir averages. Fain, the inp's defending batting champ de- vered three hits In 14 at bats, •hile Mitchell was going seven- >r - 26. Each has four games to lay. Cincinnati's Ted Klnszewski re- lains third among the National cague's hitters with a .318 mark, he husky Redleg first baseman •cut five-for-15 and his average liled to change. Gene Woodling of Hie Yankees olds down third place in the .merican League with a .314 av- rage. lOTIHO IN »ON , INC., LpUISVILU, K Yankees Open Sale of World Series Tickets NEW YORK W)— The New York Yankees, leading the Cleveland In lians in the American League pen nant race by one game, began ac- entlng mail orders for World Series ickets today. Pans desiring box and reserve eat tickets must purchase ticketo or all three games scheduled to be ilayed at the Yumice Stadium. The customer is limited to tw, cts of three tickets. Prices are S2- or box seats and $18 for reserve seats. The Yanks said thr.t standini room tickets ($4.00) may be pur chased In any quantity for singl lames cither by mail or at. the win low purchase which will start at he stadium on Saturday at 8 a.m. :EST). All remaining standing room Jckcts, along with 14,000 bleacher tickets ($1.00) will be sold on the day of the games. Cleveland and the Brooklyn Dodgers, who are on the verge of Pinching the National League pen- lant. will begin selling World Series llckcts tomorrov;. Giant's Doubleheader with Boston This Afternoon Can Decide Issue Bf RALPH KODKN AP Sports Writer Bedlam was expected to reign sometime today in the Brooklyn Dodgers' clubhouse hut while the Brooks prepared o celebrate tjie clinching of the 1952 National League pen- lant, the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians continued heir scrap for American League honors. The Dodgers, leading the New York Giants by six games with a 'iajf dozen games lo go. need only •no more victory or Giant defeat o nail down their first flag since 940. Manager Charley Dressen's eag- •r beavers can clinch the title wlth- iut lifting a bat. The Giants meet he Boston Braves in a twin-bill his afternoon while the Dodgers angle with the Philadelphia Phils n a twi-night bargain engagement. Should the Giants split with Boson the champagne will flow in irooklyn. If (he Giants hang on, t will be up to Billy Loes (or Teacher Roe) and Johnny Ruther- ord. scheduled to start against he Phils, to bring home the bacon. Meanwhile, the Yanks, nursing one-game lead over the Indians, nvade the lair of the Boston Red Sox for a three-game series while Southern to Start AIC Title Defense MAGNOLIA If) — The Southern State College Muloriders—prepar- ing for their Arkansas Intercollegiate. Conference opener here Saturday—were warned against overconfidence by Coach Elmer Smith yesterday. Smith told his charges that "this year's team doesn't travel on last year's press clippings." Southern State hasn't lost an AIC battle since October 7. 1950 when the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech dumped them. Southern State opened (heir 1352 ason with a 6-0 win over Alabama State Teachers on Sept. 13. the Indians entertain the Chicago White Sox in a two-game set. The Indians narrowed the gap yesterday to one game as Early BULLETIN NKW YORK (/TV-The Oianls' scheduled doubleheader with the Boston Ilraves was postponed this morning because of rain. Wynn pitched the tribe to a 6-3 decision over the Detroit Tigers in the only activity in either league. Although the Yanks are In the van, the going won't be easy. Ellis Kinder, Sid Hudson and Mel Par- ncll, Boston's best, are scheduled to fnce ihe New Yorkers. After this series, (he Yanks invade Philadelphia for three games. They will face Bobby Shantz, Harry Byrd and Alex Kellner, the cream of the Athletics' pitching staff. Manager Casey Stengel plans lo shoot Johnny Sain, Vic Raschi and a second-line pitcher against the Red Sox with Ed Lopat, Allie Reynolds and Raschi working against the A's. The Indians have only four games remaining and their three 20-ganie winners—Wynn, Bob Lemon and Mike Garcia—will start all four games. Big Mike Garcia guns for his 23rri triumph today. Lemon (21-11) will face the White Sox Wednesday. The Indians are idle Thursday and Friday. They close out the season in Detroit with single games Saturday and Sunday. Wynn limited the Tigers to five hits yesterday in posting his 23rd victory. s Bears Even SA Playoff Score Chicks Handed 4-3 Loss; Scene Shifts To Memphis Tonight SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION MOBILE, Ala. I/R—The Memphta Chicks return home tonight with a chance to win three straight games and take the Shaughnessey playoffs of the Southern Association from the Mobile Bears. The Bears evened the score la the playoffs last night at Mobile when they edged the Chicks 4-3 on 10th inning singles by Tommy LR- kos. Spook Jacobs, Chuck Coles, and Norm Larker. Manager Luke Appling plans fo send lefty Frank Biscan agalst the Bears' righthander Mike Lemish. Besides crossing the plate for the winning rim last night, Lakes won his first hurling victory In tho playoffs after taking over in the sixth from slringbean pitcher Jay Ver Crouse, who was hit in the shoulder by a pitched ball. 4,410 Watch Gams The game gave 4,410 Bear fans Just about everything they could wish for in the way of excitement. And most of it was provided by tho Bears. While Vcr Crouse and Lakos held tile Chicks to H minimum of scoring chances, the Bears were throwing them away by the handful. Sixteen Mobile runners died on the bases as the. Bruin hitters froze up in the clutch time and again. In the fourth they left the bases loaded and left two men on in four other frames. The Bears kept porlly southpaw Woody Rich in hot water, but it was the seventh before they could chase him. Ross Grimsley and Jim Suchecki finished the game. Such- eckJ was charged with the loss. U. S. Cartoonist Dies of injuries STAMFORD. 'Conn. W)—Harold Tucker Webster, whose cartoons made "Casper Milquetoast" a part of the national language, died in an ambulance yesterday after collapsing on a railroad train as it pulled into the Stamford station. Webster, a Stamford resident, observed his 67th birthday Sunday. Dr. F. C. McMnhqn, medical examiner, said Webster suffered a coronary thrombosis heart attack. His cartoons—he had drawn more than 16,000 of them In his lifetime —were syndicated by the New York Herald Tribune to papers all over the country. ties where governing bodies took positive action to keep them. Sells Cars and Trucks For Horner-Wilson A. C. Bunch A new face at Horner-Wllson .Molor Co. Is that of A. C. Bunch who has Just Accepted a position with (heir sales force. A native of Varbro, Bunch will handle both new and used car and truck trades. You can get In touch with him at Ihe main office, 317 East Main, or at Ihe used car lot across the slre«t. Can you imagine telephone customers shopping in an appliance store for the wira, cable, and all the equipment it takes to make your telephone work? sight (jou'if never see ONLY TEIEPHONE SERVICE TAKES NO INVESTMENT BY CUSTOMERS MOST OF THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES in your home require a substantial investment on your paii. as well as by the supplier of the service. For example, the investment in your town's water mains, pumping stations and treating plants does you little good until you invest in at least several hundred dollars' worth of piping and plumbing fixtures. Only telephone service calls for no cash outlay on your part for appliances and fixtures. •fc -tf -Cr YOU PROBABLY DON'T EXPECT PENNIES lo buy much these days. Yet, a few cents is all you pay for each local telephone call—one of the best values in your home today. It's hard to measure the real worth of a telephone call. But when you consider that a few pennies represent the Mai cost of a call — no investment, no maintenance, no extras for you to buy—there's no question that telephone service is one of today's truly good bargains. ANOTHER UNIQUE AND EXTRA VALUE of telephone service: The telephone instrument in your home is maintained for life by th» telephone company— wilhaut charge lo you. And beyond the maintenance of your telephone, the company keeps a constant vigil on all central office and outside plant equipment to prevent trouble before it happens. The average telephone gets out of order only once every 20 months—a remarkable record!

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