The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 30, 1954
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TUESDAY, MARCH 80, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Middleweight Is Top Division lor Bobo ? s Iw-pound title on AprH 2. (NEA) Bracket Annually Produces the Best By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor TAMPA, Fla. — (NEA) — The dear old beak busting business practically i$ living off the middleweights these nights. Other divisions suffer from the lack of talent. Through the reigns of Tony Zale, Rocky Marciano, Marcel Cerdan, t ke LaMotta, Sugar Ray Robin- is, Randy Tarpin and now Bobo Olson, the 160-pounders have provided magnetic championship matches. Kid Gavilan steps out of the welter group to challenge Olson and add to the string at the Chicago Stadium, Apr. 2. The International Boxing Club most certainly does not have to, apologize for this title engagement, and is extremely fortunate that the current middleweight class compares quite favorably with any of the past. For some strange reason, it consistently produces more and more good fighters who are willing to fight, and that's all the dodge ever required, television or no. * * • THERE ARE A dozen or more middleweights knocking at the door. Turpin is far from finished and Joey Giardello increased his stature as. an exciting 1 contender belting out Willie Troy so spectacularly at Madison Square Garden the other night. The boxing type, young Giardello was charged with being devoid of killer instinct until he clipped Walter Cartier. Then he nailed Garth Panther and had the idea. Rocky Castellani, now working Big Card Set For Londoners LaSrarza, Turpin Headline Program LONDON {fl — Roland LaStar- Za and Don Cockell, a pair of top heavyweight^ who seek a crack at Champion Rocky Marciano, meet tonight at Earls Court Arena on a tripleheader fight card. Along with the 10-round feature, a sellout crowd of 18,000 is due to see former world middleweight champion Randy Turpin meet an unbeaten Swede from. Goteburg named Olle Bengtsson and Yolande Pompey battle Ivano Fontana, an tlalian light heavlweight. For the price of one ticket, the bill includes a lot of talent. LaStarza, the former City College of New York student, is the fourth-ranked heavyweight in the world and has been installed as a 2-1 favorite to whip his tubby opponent, a combination man—fighter-farmer-blacksmith. Cockell, champion of Britain's •id corps of heavyweights, usually weighs 210 for a fight although he is only five feet 10 inches tall. Everything he eats turns to fat and he has to train like mad to be able to squeeze between the ropes. He is ranked fifth among the heavyweights of the world. Both the streamlined LaStarza and Cockell have done more talking for the past two weeks about Marciano than they have about their own fight. Rollie was knocked out by Marciano last September in New York. "This fight with Oockell wiH get me back in line for Marciano," LaStarza said in his final pre-fight statement. "And I'll get Rocky the next time." As for Cockell, he said he con- aiders his Autumn victory over Harry Matthews in Seattle and "the win I'll get against LaStarza" just the combination to attract Marciano for a summer world title bout. Turpin, third-ranked among the middleweights of the world, is expected to win by a knockout well within the limits of his 10-rounder against Bengtsson. out of Cleveland, hasn't been beaten in nine starts, or since February of 1953, and only has to stop running to get something more than employment. He looked very good outspearing Ernie Durando, the Bayonne clubber, at the Garden. Bobby Dawson, clever New York Negro, has been putting lilies in guys' hands in Australia. Tiger Ralph Jones is a' rough and tough trial horse out of Yonkers, N. Y. Tall Bobby Dykes was doing just fine until Jones whacked him for keeps in the 10th. * * * HOLLY MEVfS COULD be the most formidable of all. The Washington Negro's best recommendation is that the leaders want no part of him. Their self preservation limited him to two outings last year, when he turned back Moses Ward in 10 and knocked out Sandy Baxter, no softy, in two. Gil Turner was thrown to the wolves too quickly, never fully materialized. How much damage has been done remains to be seen. Plodding Pierre Langlois is around and about if anybody Wants action. When Gustav Scholz arrived, they made the southpaw a lopsided favorite over Al Andrews without ever having seen the first German to box in the Garden since Max Schmeling. The 160-pounders remain the backbone of the sour science, and have been for protracted periods through the years. BARGAIN You can get thovsand* of *xtra mil** from your car without overhaul *xp«ns«(.lntlaH a Motor Rythm Lubricator on your *ng'm« for mor* power and pick-up and l«* •ngin» w*ar. 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The refree's disqualification action came after six minutes of the third fall had elapsedrv Rodriquez knocked the official down and then kicked him through the ropes into the ring side seats. Harris, after much effort, managed to clamor back into the ring and raise Moody's hand in victory. The bout was a rough one all the way, with all four grapplers swinging freely. Dillon and Moody captured the :irst fall in 14 minutes with Moody jeating Newman with a bear hug. But Rodriquez came back in the second fall to pin Dillon in nine minutes. In the two preliminary bouts, Moody defeated Rodriquez and Dilon beat Newman. Members of Congress have an annual salary of $12,500. Are Cubs 40 Percent Improved? FAMILIAR—St. Louis Cardinal outfielder takes a healthy cut during: training session at St; Petersburg, Fla. His name? Oh, yes. Guy by the name of Stanley Musial. (NEA) j Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn—Tommy Jackson, 191 & ew York stopped Dan Buccero" i, 192, Philadelphia (6) Milwaukee — Ernie Durando, 60%, Bayonne, N. J., stopped Ted Olla, 162y 4 , Milwaukee (8). Holyoke, Mass. — Bobby Cour- hesne, 129, Chicopee, Mass., de- isioned Art Mulle, 122%, Phila- elphia (10) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (NEA) — With the Pirates giving assurance that they couldn't finish worst last season, the Cubs managed to stagger In a rousing seventh. Few can see the Chicago Nationals improving their position this year, but Wid Matthews sees his charges 40 per cent stronger. '•Injuries to men like Hank Sauer, Bob Rush and Warren Hacker, just to name three, proved that we needed strength," says Matthews, the director of playing personnel. "Now, I believe we have the best team representing the Cubs since I came to Chicago." Matthews, the old outfielder, formerly ran the Cardinals' and Dodgers' chain stores, Should know his way around. • * * "The Cubs are deep hi youth," asserts. ''Just imagine, 18 of the 41 players on our roster are participating in their first big league training camp. To the best of my knowledge, this is the greatest number of kids, brought in from a farm system to a big league club n history. What's more important s that these boys working at Mesa, Ariz., have above-average major eague ability. ''We feel that our offensive strength is equal to that of any club in the league except Brooklyn Therefore, we are majoring on de fense. "I don't see how we can help but improve with Ernie Banks, at shortstop, and Gene Baker, at second base, likely to send Roy Smalley and Eddie Miksis to the bench, and with one of our rookie jackrabbits taking over in center field. I am certain that if Banks can make the club at shortstop, we definitely will be a first division threat. He has lived up to every expectation in early drills, and we are all looking forward to the Cubs pulling a lot of surprises. 1 ' * • * Banks and Baker would give the Bruins organized baseball's first Negro second basing combination. Banks came in from the Negro League last fall in time to show he packed power at the plate. Baker, playing shortstop, was Los Angeles' cleanup hitter, had 20 home runs and drove in 99 runs batting 284. Matthews lists four Jackrabbits for center field—Hal Jeffcoat, Bob Talbot, Luis Marquis and Leon Brinkopf. Jeffcoat is strictly good field, no hit. Talbot had 14 home runs and 70 runs-batted-in. coming out with .287 for Los Angeles. Marquis manufactured 13 homers and drove in 81 runs, batting .292 for Toledo. Brinkopf was voluntarily retired last trip, but has minor league experience. • • • For right and left field, the Cubs have Sauer, Ralph Kiner, Prank Baumholtz and youngsters Burdette Thurlby, Don Robertson and Jim McDaniel. Thurlby and Robertson, reinstated national defense service players, have had less than a full season in professional ball. McDaniel hit .225 in 126 games with Des Moines. So Matthews speaks of Kiner. "Starting the season in a Cub uniform for the first time, Kiner should be of great help to us this year," he concludes. "He is in the best shape of his life, reporting at 190, seven pounds under the weight he toted when the 1953 season ended. He was pretty well crippled up last year." Ralph Kiner and the Cubs weren't hurt nearly as badly as the people watching them. Globetrotters Lose to Stars TORONTO OB — The Harlem jlobetrotters today had to start iunking about starting a new winning streak. All-America Prank Selvy paced the College All-Sttri to i M-ff victory over the 'Ttottert Itat night—the Globetrotter!' first IOM in the last 264 game*. The stretk extended back to - April 18, IMt when the all-star aggregation of t, year ago turned the trick. Fabulous Prank from Furmatt collected 19 points to lead the collegiate scorers while Notre Dame'* Dick Rosenthal added 17 and All- America. Cliff Hagan of Kentucky got 15. Elmer Robinson of the losers collected 22. The game was the third in ft 38- game cross-country series. No place in England Is more than 18 miles from a railway line. WHITE SHOULDERS The Perfect Fragrance For Your Easter Parade! The Gift Shop ON MAIN TERMINIX 'Tfc* Saturday POST Bruce Terminix Company ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•i^BP^^^BMI^^^^^B^BHI^BHB NOTICE Garbage Feet which have not been paid to July 1st, 1954, are due April 1st. No statements will be mailed for this period. These fees are $2.25 for three months and or*, by Cify Ordinance, required to be paid in advance. No other funds are available to pay the expense of this essential service. Prove yourself a good citizen by paying promptly at the City Clerk's office in the City Hall. 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