The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 5, 1952
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>AGB EIGHT '(ARK .y COURIER FRIDAY, DECEMBER Sugar Loses Mil Crown for Failing to Defend By TED Mi.tF.R NEW YORK, (AP) — The New York State Athletic Commission stripped Sugar Ray Robinson of his world middleweight title in a siapiwmove early tO(]ay. ThV action biought this retort from George Gainford, Robinson's manager, "Somebody is screwy someplace. A title is won in a ring and taken away in a ring." t Robert Christenberry, commission chairman, declared Robinson's title was being vacated because he had not met the rule which requires a champion to defend his title every six months. > our chairman' wrote Bob Chris- "Ourfl obvious -. reaction ;• now," tcnberry (New York Commission WalthflVi) continued, "Is that we do chairman) saying that on no ac- '."\fi had glnn him an extra rrionUi to decide whether to continue his boxing or go Into a career os an entertainer," said Christsnberry. "Up to now we have not had an'answer." ' To ttvis. GaSvrford, contacted on a train at New Haven, Conn , cnrotile to Boiton, averted he had mailed a apccjal delivery letter to Christenberry before he and Robinson had ' left New York. "It is our understanding that «e were only to notify the commission that negotiations were underway for a figlil," Galnfoid said. "In the letter, which Chrlslcnberry should receive today we explain that we aie negotiating with Jack Solomons, the British promoter, for title fight with Rnndy Turpln In London next June." New Dancer l i Robinson lost his middleweight title to Tiirpln In London in July, 1951,'but won It back In n return bout the fcllo'wine'. September tt the Polo Grounds, New York Robinson, now the featured dancer and master of ceremonies In a ' night club act that opens (In Boston Sunday, was asleep uhen the train arrived In New Haven "He's In for a surprise when he wakes up," Galnforcl said Hariy Wiley, Hoblnson's trainer, . added: "Robinson's In good shape and ready to (tght anytime" Sugar Hay, 32, regarded as one of the greatest boxers of the cur. rent era, last fought on June 25 when he failed to lift the light- heavyweight crown from champion Joey Maxim He lost' on n TKO when he v-n's unable to 'tome- out lor the 14th round because of heal exhaustion ' . He has been quoted since that memorable fight in Yankee Stadium that "I'm definitely In the twilight of my career." v Still he has' ne\er come right out and said "I quit" or "I retire." count did, we 'think Robinson should be given any further time and he must decide by Dec. 5. That may have forced the Issue." ' Cage Scores By The A**Kbb4 Prm Ft. Hays (Kas) M Southwestern Oklahoma T«ch M , Southwest MUsourl «• Spring Hill 65 NebraBk'a Wesleyan 105.:York 73 Southeast- Oklahoma '10 Arkansas State 5» Oklahoma A * M M New Mexico A A M » Texas Tech SB East C«ntr»l (Okla) 51 Midwestern M Abilene Christian 68 Westminster (Utah) 6i:Snow 30 Wyoming H Montana State College SO not miml who Is proposed to RanUy \TtLirpln for the vacant ,tltle. So Jarjas we are concerned Tiirpln Is the number one contender and there Is no question of his having to go through any eliminators" Semi-Final Play n Luxora Event Missco,Burd°ette,Wilsoh And 1 Armorel Will Meet Busy Johnny Bratton Meets Jones Tonight By AIUKKAY KOSE NEW YORK, (AP) — Its "B" for Busy instead of Brittle when they refer 'to Johnny Bratton now. The fotmer NBA welterweight king, whose hands and chin used to be as fiagile as a Ming vase, makes his iltli start of the year tonight when he takes on Ralph (Tiger) Jones of Yonkeis, N. Y., at Madison Square Garden. British Concur LONDON (ff) — Great Britain's , Boxing Board o( Control Announced today it ^ill support the action of the New York State Athletic Com- Bitsston In stripping Siigar Roblil- «on' of his world middleweight championship. ' ' Teddy Walfham, secretary of the BBBO, declared that, "WJien nob- bison' was given an extension to Dec '5 to make up ills mind about his fighUng future, Onslow Fftne, Jolting Johnny is a 4 U> 1 choice to tame the Tiger, In their nationally, telecast ten rounder. The once inconsistent brat Is out [or his fifth straight "Ictory. Bratton has been fighting pro since 1944 but-this marV-s the first time he. has fought more than ten times' In' ri year. He 'had ten in •44 and '45. Injuries to his fists and 'chin us well as an indifferent attitude kept . him from . fighting very of'en since v ' . All Business Now the brat Is all business. •: His last , four .victims .: were... Laurent Dauthullle, Irvln Ste'cn, Ralph Zari- nelll*and Joe'MIccli,'All,but,Zan- nelll went out vlat the .kayo route. The 25-year-olrt Brhtlon's record is 53-19-3., ', Jones Ls virtually unknown nu tionally, He came close to making a'reputation when he fought close battles with middleweight contender Rocky Castellan! and undefeated Johnny ^Snxton. Trie 24-jear-old Negro floored Castellanl but lost the decision. ^ He dropped n split decision to Saxton by one point. His record is,23-5-2. A' good club fighter, who likes to wade in and punch, the Tiger should pro\e a perfect (oil for the sharp-initichlng Chtcagoan. Brattor prefers :to -lay ..back- and counter agnlmt aggressive rivals, , •Nevs' York employs the round system in scoring with the voting done by the referee and two judges Six Games Tomorrow in Y Cage Coop Play begins tomorrow In the Y's church basketball league. Morning games will be for the 14 ,and over age group while those 13 and under will play In the afternoon. With the first game starling at 0 and othei games on the hour thereafter;, the .morning vscheduli findsTrlrilty. Baptist vs. Catholic'; First Baptist vs First Methodisi and Calvary Baptist vs. Promised Land. Afternoon games, 'starting at 1 hive First Baptist vs Calvary First Methodist vs.- First Presby terlan and Church of Christ" vs Christian and Episcopal, In tha order* LUXORA—Boys teams of Missed, urdcttc, Wilson and Armorel tan- le in the. semi-finals, of Luxora's nvitational junior high tournament icre tonight. In the girls division,, - Mlssco, }yess, Keiser and Luxora will de- ide just who will gain the honor if advancing to;the finals. Tonight's activity gets underway it 6 o'clock, when • Mis-sco's girls meet Dyess. Missco beat Osceola, 2-12, and Dycss holds a win over Burdctte, 33-6. At 8, Reiser's girls play Luxora. Keiser defeated Armorel, .37-15, and iixora won, 40-13, over Wilson. Mlssco meets Burdette at 7, hav- ng gained the semi-finals by edg- ng Dyess, 29-28, in a thriller. Burdebte had to go into over- Ime if) defeat Luxora 31-29. . In the final contest, Wilson meets Armorel. .Wilson disposed, of : , Keiser 26-21 and Armorel' ran over Osceola, 37-15. Dyess Boy Is a Reddie Harry Hall ;of Dyess is one of IB squadmen out for positions on the Henderson state Teachers College team. % ~ Hall, a six-foot forward, Ls a sophomore at the Arkadelphia school. r Back In 1891, 'eiery man cA the 6uke team scored 'a touchdown as the Blue '- Devils trounced Furman: 9G-0. Touchdowns counted 'four points In those days. Soviet* Art Kickers MOSCOW—The Soviet Union' has more than a quarter of a million players participating on orgam?«d football teams. This" figure does hot Include the many thousands ol semi-official teams. When, the season'closed recently, there were over 17.000 teams actually participating- In play for' the championship • cup won by Moscow Torpedo, 1-0, over Moscow Spartak. Sports Roundup— x , Nothing Unethical About Irish Shift Bs- WIU, GRIMSI.EY (For Gayle Talho) NEW YORK'(/!>-The riiost Interesting controversy of the dying time. ,,_ • | Insisted he had another delivery On this type of play, Notre Dame i since the first ball wasn't touched lines up In the T-foimatlon and j They're probably still tiySng to (hen. shifts, Into a box. At Smith find it In'the rule book. Bend Saturday three Southern Cal SCARCE ITEM—Toe Urso of Jamestown displays a silver fox killed near the upper-New.York Stale city. Wild silver foxes are virtually unknown in that ECC- -tion. (NEA> raiser! over Notre Dame's so-called "sucker shift." Is; it legal Is it treachery? Does It violate : the spirit of the game? •You ; can't .be neutral. For /.this reason we are forced to line up •the ..side of big Ed (Moose) Kraitse, Noire Dame athletic director, who contends all the. furore is a move to kill "football wit and intelligence "• f All our combalive sports, in a measure, are based on oul^marttng as well as outhltting our adversaries. Any trick or stroke, then, which helps .promote victory Is good so long as 11 doesn't break the rules. The severest critics of the Irish's offside-provoking maneuver; 'acknowledge it's probably not illegal. They simply say il's unethical, or a heck of a \vn.y to'win;a football game. By, the same reasoning, It seems to us. you might say a fighter Is a sneaky culprit for feinting with his left and then refrigerating his opponent with a straight rlghlhanc bolt to the chin. Or a basebal pitcher Is unethical In feeding the baiter a slow curve when the batler Is looking for a fast ball. In any of those cases, the fellow caught eft gunrd is nmde to look a bit foolish tind you can't vnucl blame.his chagrin—such as South em California's chagrin—at being beaten by such a trick. But the answer doesn't lie in the rules. The answer Is to be careful the ncxi Trojans *y bolted over the line of Another Conner For Violets scrimmage fit the shift. Tlie Jnns were penalized five yards to | thefr own four and Notre Dame soon Iinil R touchdown. Kr fins e points out that Notre Dame has had the shift since It came out of Knute Rockne's head NEW YORK (^—Another Conn 1913 Then he asks the reason- j nor soon will be playing football able question: "What's wrong with j for N.Y.U. He (s freshman John trickery?*! M. Connor, son of John J. (Dutch) Connor, one of the Violets' grfd greats and captain of the 1927 team State, Tech Lead U.S. On AP Stars Vessels, Giel, Heinrich and Scarbath Backs By TED SMITS NEW-YORK (AP) —Michigan State and Georgia Tech, thfc two major undefeated college football teams of 1952, each placed two men jjn t h e Associated Press All-Anieri- ca based on the recommendations of eight regional boards of experts comprising well- k'n o w n sports writers and sportscasters. Tlie Southeastern Conference led with five men on the two first teams, offensive and defensive, followed by the Big Tt-n with four and the Pacific Coast Conference with three. The AP's all-star offensive ba'ck- fieldils'.composed of Billy Vessels, Oklahoma; Paul Glel, Minnesota; Don Heinrich,-Washington; and Jack Scnrbath, Maryland. There were only two men on the first teams who previously made the All-America — Marlon Matuszak, Tutsa. at guard; and Hein- rtch, who was on the 1950 team but was sidelined last year by injuries, Michigan. 'State, the national champion, Is represented by two stalwarts of its defensive" unit- Frank Kiish, guard, and Dick Tambuio, line backer. Georgia Tech, the runner-up, placed Pete Brown at center on the. offensive team . and Bobby Moorehead ' in the defensive' backfield. The, AP AlliAfnerlca Is based on reports and recommendation, through-the final games of Nov 29. Trends '.The, football trends of 1952/wen clearcut: • 1. Major teams used more, am more players,'with the. result tha standout/personalities became rar fir, 2. The fumble "as'caused by fan cy ball handling and sharp tacklln became more decisive : than- eve In big games. 3. The NCAA's, television: pro gram, restricting national video t one big- game each week with soiri minor exceptions, 1 held firm bu [here wei'e-Tumbles of dissension 4.'' The' offense took : over mor completely: 'than ever from' th defense. AP's offensive unit has big Toi Stolhan'dske of Texas at one en and Prank McPhee; Princeton 60-minute player, at the. othe Kline Gilbert,'a giant on Missi sippi's surprising line, tack along with David Su'minski of Wi consin.-Guards are John Michels of Tennesse and Matuszak. Brown, Vessels, Glel, Heinrich and Scar- bath round out the eleven. , Houston Hakes It The defensive team brings Don Bfanby of Colorado and Tom Scott of. Virginia ~ at ends, with J. D. LUXOKA BASKETEERS — 1952-53 editions of Coach Chailey Johnson's Luxora basketball teams are pictured above The boys (first roy) are'Tuck- er, Fowler, Gentry.'Barch, R.~Tate, B. Tate; (back row) 'Whi^e, 'Stova'll, Sullins, Jolinson, Thweatt, Smith, Ho'llinger. Girls are (first row) Cockrell, Clark, Diliard, Walker, L. Clark; (second row), '-Leigh, Lewis, Gentry, Smith, Cooper; back row) i Warr.en, Manager, Gilmore, Hudson, Eucly, M. Clark No{ present when the picture was mad* was Virginia Merrirhan. (Courier News Photo*)- New Coach May Be Meet Topic FT. SMITH W) — The,Athletic general athletic situation as Ti"1I Committee of the Unuersity of Ar-I as the coaching vacancy would-be kansas' .Board .of'".Trustee's meets! discussed. here today wiht the Faculty Committee on Athletics In. a 'session that may ha\e a bearing on identity of'the new Razorback football conch. Wilson Sharp, Brinkley, chairman of the 3-man Trustees' Committee, said Wednesday that the Kinimel of Houston, a former'West Point cadet, at one tackle . and Charlie LaPradd of Florida at the other. Kush and Steve Eisenhauer of Navy are the 'guards. The team has two terrific .linebackers in Tnmburo and Donn Football is founded on trjckery. Teams maintain elaborate espionage systems to spy oh opponents, steal . plays and conceive means of heating them to the punch. The Siahie of Liberty, the reverse, the screen pass nil are intended to mesmeri7e the enemy. And it's not only true of football. T Back In the halcyon days when we' thought we some day would be another Don ; Budge, a prankish tournament tennis player pulled A unique and effective serve. He tossed the ball high In the air^ In the 'accepted fashion, as if to whale across a cannonball delivery. But while the first ball was still in. the air, he undercut- 'the second ball over the net. sent It sneaking The 18-year-old will have to do a lot of footballing to follow in the footsteps of his Illustrious father. One of Dutch's top performances was against Fordham in 1926 at the Yankee Stadium. The Violets were behind 3-0 with 10 minutes left to play-m the final quarter. Then. Connor took charge. He §co"ed .three touchdowns,' on« of them on a 73-yard run and kicked three points after touchdown. The final score was 21-3. " -f imaw bad sive backfield are 'Johnny Lattner of Notre Dame, another: rare 60- minute player, Jim Sears of Southr ern California and Moorhead. The 1952 offensive ends are outstanding. Coach Charlie Caldwell of Princeton called McPhee "the greatest all-around player I ever coached." Coach Ed Price of Texas termed Stolhandske "everything you could expect of an offensive end." He led the Southwest Con ference in pass receiving, catching 30 lor 519 yards and live touch- downs. , , The backfield packs bothf;running and p assing ability. Vessels of Oklahoma- rushed 168 "..'.times/, for l,012iyards, leading the Big Seven in this field and setting a new school record. He scored •- 18 touchdowns, completed seven out of 20 pasbes for 209 yards and two touchdowns, caught seven passes and returned nine kickoffs for 145 yards. Heinrich broke his own Pacific Coast .Conference passing record with 137 completions m ,270 attempts for ,.507 percentage/ Thliv teen of these were touchdown passes.-He won the major college national gassing title for the second time, and had a year's total offense 'of 1,652 yards. Defensively,'the 1952 team, was strong. Scott at end was termed by Virginia Coach Art Gueppe as his "team's detersive inspiration," while Branby was called by Coach Del Ward of Colorado ."the fiercest competitor I've .coached In 25 years." Dr Delbert Swnrtz is chairman, and Athletic Director - John Bani- itill is a member of the Faculty Committee^ which was charged by ilversity President John Tylei Calduell with hunting a ^cce^sor to the resigned Otis Douglas Raymond Orfof Ft. Smith anft jack Stephens of Little Rock are othe r me mbe rs of the Athletic Committee of the Trustees. ^ Cards Get Slug Star PHOENIX, Ariz, (ff) — The St Louis Cardinals : today announced the purchase of Grant punlap, the 52 batUng champion of the'Texas eague. Dunlapi a basemanjand out- elder, batted' .333 for the Shreve- ort club m 134 games. He wil iport to the Cards : next spring. This, frequently wns good enough for-- a point.; \Vhtte the opponent wns. watching the first ball, never touched, the second slipped across too quickly to handle. This was great stuff until one day the second ball failed to fall inlo the court. The opponent yelled "doubles." The prankish server Straight and True from 01'Kaintuck,..AGiftto Remember and Enjoy. C OLO f\ • ' &BIN STILL DIS1IUEKY • I>l">>. lo»h»lH Dtslrlliutcil by Moon Dlstrlhullnif 0 I.lllle Hock, ArkansAS KENTUCKY STRAIGHT 8OURSON WHISMY „ ., f 5" 1 ' rO °' For that Special Christmas Gift Shop Our Connoisseurs Corner You Will Find: ' . 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Nine players in the league have played with three different teams Two skaters have_ appeared with f our of the six NHL clubp ' ,^ Case Stewart has plased with" Toronto, Chicago".- and Detroit:' before, coming to the New York. Rang- Jiniiny Peters travelled - »ith Montreal*BostonL and Detroit belor*. betas traded to the Chicago Black ai\ks / Cnicago's George Gee is the only player in the loop who Is bark play-, ing a second time for one club He started with" the Hawks, was traded to Detroit arid was then shunted back to the Chicago team before the start'"ol this season. . Doug Hart, sophomore basketball player on the University of Texas squad, is the son of Maxey Hart, captain of the Longhoms' 'ast unbeaten and untied football team in 1920. 100 YEARS 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY SALE We Are Out to Sell 30 'NEW - STUPEBAKERS In 30 Days! 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