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April 23, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Title Try Ahead For The Animal Jackson Must Get Past Slade, Norkus By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — We get the Hurricane again on April 26. That would be, of course, Tommy Jackson, who meets Jimmy Slade at Brooklyn's incomparable Eastern Parkway Arena and on your television screen. Slade is a genuine trial horse against whom it is difficult to make a satisfactory showing. 1 j, *. H I"** *3 i«j-v*-t Grtii n **£* * * * Black vs. Klein On TV Tonight Jackson has a Madison Square Garden appointment with hard- smiting Charley Norkus if the Georgia-born 22-year-old gets past Slade. Over Slade and Norkus, the whispers you now hear no doubt would bloom into a full roar: Match Marciano and Jackson! Such a natural could, with amazing ease, produce the largest heavyweight gate since Rocky Marciano finally caught up with old Jersey Joe Walcott to scale the heights. There isn't too much between Hurrican Tommy, easily the most exciting fighter to Collegian Has Win Streak of 26 Which Goes on the Line NEW YORK (£) — Jed Black, a he stable that sent Chuck Davey the Ezzard Charles detail, June 17. With this, the days at Stillman's Gymnasium are getting to be rath- to a title shot, makes his New York debut tonight against Joey Klein at St. Nicholas Arena in people who suddenly remember that they helped the lad obtain a start. • * • JACKSON IS A GOOD example of where prize fighters are found. The Hurricane is now closely followed by two managers, a bus driver, a lawyer, a neighborhood hanger-on and perhaps a tough guy or two. ' As a seven-year-old kid with nothing else to do, Jackson was crazy about riding.the buses at 'Bockaway Beach, N. Y. He got to know the drivers and they permitted him to ride free. He liked one, Frank Leonetti, more than the others. Leonetti, a fight fan, let the youngster crank the coin collecting machine. Tommy stuck with Leonetti wherever he went. When the lad grew up, Leonetti put him in a local gymnasim. Now that the Hurricane has blown himself right to the big time, Leonetti usually Is found everywhere that Jackson goes. Fighters are found in strange ways. Willie Ketchum was asleep in the Bronx at 2:30 one morning when the telephone rang. "This is Fats," the guy- on the other end said. "Yeah, well I'll be thin if you don't let me get some sleep," Ketchum answered. "I'm a bartender," Fats said. "A friend, of mine wants to fight and rny cousin tells me to send him to you. The fighter's name is Jimmy Carter." "I lost a sound night's sleep," Ketchum recalls, ''but I got a lightweight champion." STEVE HAMAS, A top heavyweight of the early 1930s, came into boxing because he wanted a trip frori State College, Pa., to Cyra- cuse. Leo Houck, the Perm State boxing coach, glancing at football player Hamas' broad build, made him a member of the party. When the Nittany Lion warriors arrived In Syracuse, Hamas dropped into Houck's hotel room prior to taking in the town. There was a large picture of the Syracuse heavyweight, a big, glamorous looking fellow who had been placing lilies in the hands of collegiate opponents. "Gee, he looks like a tough guy," Hamas commented. "Who's going and a supplementary system. Like Chuck? Black's 27-1-1 record is almost as promising as Davey's was before he ran into Kid Gavilan. The only defeat suffered by' the Michigan State grad was in a four- rounder, Oct. 1, 1952, to Herbie Schoen. Two months later he knocked out Schoen. The first time Black hit the big leagues was in his 10-round draw with Chico Vejar at Chicago Stadium, Feb. 10. He "floored the soldier boy for nine in the seventh round of a battle that had fans yelling for a rematch. He has an unbeaten streak of 26 fights. Black is 24 and Klein 25 in this meeting of two 147-pounders who are on the way up. Klein's record for 35 fights since 1951 is 22-8-5 with only four knockouts, one a year. He did knock out Rocky Casillo in his last start, March 6, at Dayton after outpointing Casillo in Brooklyn last year. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Soo, 134, Philadelphia, stopped George La Malza, 133, Philadelphia, 7. NEWARK, N. J. — Harold Carter. 188, Linden, stopped Bobby Slaughter, 179, Philadelphia, 7. • TACOMA — Part McMurtry. 184. Tacoma, knocked out Nat Washington, 198, Vallejo, Calif., 2. to fight him?" "You are." replied Houck. Pancho Villa, the first Filipino fighter to make a name for himself in this country, originally was Manager Frank Churchill's chauffeur. Fighters have a way of coming from nowhere. So, mister, be kind to that big office boy. He might get mad and launch a fight career right on your kisser. Paint Closeout Many Types and Colors \ Price Hubbard Hardware Make Your Dollars , Buy More in '54! FULL BOXER IS RIGHT—Duke, a boxer, lives up to his breeding tossinj? a right paw at Luke, a beagle, during the Washington, D.C., show. Bugle Ann, the second beagle, is interested in camera. (NEA) Usually, when you talk about greatest shots, you wind up hearing about highly-publicized miracle licks. Mine came in the PGA Championship at Birmingham, Mich., last year and, because of circumstances, it got nothing more than normal newspaper space. But, as far as I'm concerned, it was my shot of shots. It came on the last hole of my quarter-final match with Dave Douglas. I was having a barrelful of trouble with Dave and as we walked out to start the 18th, we were all square. The 18th is a par 5 of about 515 yards. The hole turns into a downhill affair once you make your drive. At the bottom of the hill, a brook protects the green. The brook is about 20 yards from the. green and usually develops into a terrific temptation for a take-a-chance swinger. It can be carried on the second shot, but more often than not your ball winds up in the brook and you're out of luck. I drove well and when I got set for my second shot I looked at the brook, thought it over, figured I was likely to be battling Douglas all night if I didn't do something. I took a 4 wood and hit the ball well. The instant I hit the ball I knew it was going to carry the brook. But I didn't think it was a shot which would wind up a short foot away from the hole. It did, and I came away with a birdie 3 arid a victory which helped me win the championship. (Walter Burkemo will be among: the golfers competing: against Ben Hofjan on National Golf Day, June 5. Professionals and amateurs, the latter using handicaps" on their own courses, will strive to beat the U.S. Open champion in an event sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Rookie pitcher Frank Sullivan of the Boston Red Sox is the tallest player in the American League. He Ls 6-6%. Arkansas State Defeats Irish LITTLE ROCK i/P. — Arkansas Sia!o pnnciu-n across a run on a fly ball in the lOih inning to de- I't-ru, ihe Notre Dame baseball team 4-3 here last nu:!u. Noire Drtim- scored the tying run in the fiehth on an error, a single and Jim Twohys double. In the extra inning. Arkansas Stiiif loaded the bases and first baseman Dvike Smith shipped n loi'^ fly to left field while Jim Shaupylt'l!. scored from third. The trams meet, again today at Jonesbnro. Ark, Slate . 102 000 000 -4 11 3 N. Dame 000 200 010 -383 Korner and McMinn; Reynolds, Spaeth 10 and Gifberik. Collegians Hot In ABC Tourney SEATTLE tfl — The boaster division of the 51st annual American Bowline; Congress had a new lender today and the open team standings a 10th place change. Five University of Washington students, bowling, as the Washington Boat Center tetirn, ran up the fifth highest booster total in the history of the ABC as they knocked over 2847 pins yesterday. This grave them a 30-point bulge on the runner-up five find a good chance of keeping title to the throne room for the rest, of the tournament. The El Morocco squad from San Diego took over 10th in open team competition •with a 2938 pin fall in a near-midnight showing. The San Diegans were led by William Owens, who registered a 627 series. Could Enos Slaughter's departure from the Cardinals trace to his first post-war introduction to Eddie Stanky? . . . when the balding hustler slid hard into second base and said to the then Giant battler, "So you're the little so-and-so who's been causing such a rumpus." . . . Leo Duroonor, in » joshlnp mutch, patted his lean middle ("down to 175") and allowed as how he could still move around at short. . . . "To the left?" we asked. . . . "Yei>," answered The Up with political savvy, "but not too far." . . . Giant second sucker (and snc- rolliac-er) Duvey Williams confides to intimates his bark still gives him t.\vinr,('s. . . , Two veteran National League mn lingers insist Henry Aaron of the Brnves wiu be Uu- greatest Negro shipper to reach the majors . . . but wonder why ho isn't plininR second since he can top any rivals at making the pivot. . . . * * * Lltrhtweififht champ Paddy Dc- iMnrco. everything; a pus's supposed to look like, Rot his shot at the title by trouncing Ralph Oupas ot New Orleans. . . . Yet Louislanans claim the Hpht almost wasn't sanctioned because over-thc-hlll DcMarco wasn't considered a fit opponent. . . . • * * Big Bill Hegarty. the Wash ing- ton Redskin tackle pursuing a heavyweight career in earnest, can be whipped into a fighting frenzy by reminding him of the time he was so worked up before an amateur bout he roared across the ring at. the bell, his opponent stepped nimbly aside, and the vil- lanova grad flew through the ropes like Antonino Rocca. . . . Coast clamor Is why Charley Powell, another pro jrriddw turned pugilist, I* facing; only stiff5. . . . Same goes for San Jose State product Jack Scheberies. . . A tee shot that almost tangled with trees on the par 5 dogleg 13th hole at Augusta showed the unconcern that made amateur Billy Patton the surprise of the Masters .... "Play it safe." yelled one of the throng trailing him. . . . "You didn't pay five bucks to see rnc play it safe," Patton smiled—and rapped the ball one foot from the green. . . . Bob Mathias' kid brother, Jim, a sophomore at Occidental, is ahead of the progress table of the decathlon nonpareil in the shotput with a best mark of 50 feet 6 inches . .. and nlrnont up to hia fatnoui brere in the discus with * 54-4 tos* ... but the btiby Mathias (6-1, 202»pounds>, studying to b« a doctor, can't hoof It on the flat with Bob. . . . * * * Occident a I's where track meet* arc embellished with cheer leaders, a band, fireworks and student body card stunts. . . . The Howard Bugbee winning all dashes for Southern California is Uu« same who was one the Stanford solntilltitor--until he lossed a bucket of water on a professor's head ... a trick once tried at Columbia by Jaek Molinas of cage betting ill repute . . . "Molinas won't be reinstated (despite no grand jury action)," predicts one NBA biggie "because of -his fllghtly record in the past,". . . . A topnotch tofiball player can earn more tha'n moat Triple A baseball performers and some bif league rookies. . . . An Intrepid interviewer asked Lawsence (Yogi) Berra, anent his formal education, how he liked school. . . . "Closed." responded the Yankee catcher. End of interview. . . The world champs have reason to worry about Phil Rlzauto at short because the Scooter isn't the hole. . . . Reserve District No. 8 state No - 81 - 105 Report of Condition of Tht Farmeri Bank and Trust Company of Blytheville. Arkansas, at the close of business April 15. 1954, a State banking institution organized and operating under the banking laws of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance, with a call made by the Slate Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Bank of this District. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, Including reserve balance. • and cash items in process of collection $1.569.542.26 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 1.658,625.00 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 178,000.00 Corporate stocks ^including $27.000.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) •:-. 27,000.00 Loans and discount* (including $1,P76.35 overdrafts) 6,934,052.30 Bank premiss owned $50.000.00. furniture and fixtures $21420.00 71 - 420 -°° Other assets • 3 ~' 740 - 33 TOTAL ASSETS $9,471,379.89 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $6.426,348.38 Time d'epWlts'of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. 1,379,523.96 Deposits of United States Government, (Including postal saving 62.567.97 Deposits of Stat.es and political subdivisions 362.923.44 Deposits of bonks 78,995.89 Other deposits (certified and officers' checks, etc.') 88,991.42 TOTAL DEPOSITS $8.409,351-08 Other liabilities 37,382.60 TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obligations shown below > $8,446,733.75 CAPITAL AC COUNTS , Capital* -••• 200.QOO.OO Surplus 700.000.00 Undivided ' profits 124,646.14 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $1,024.646.14 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $9,471,379.89 •This bank's capital consists of: Common stock with total pnr value of $200,000.00. MEMORANDA Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for other purposes" $ 125.000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction of reserves of 34,738.22 Loans to farmers directly guaranteed and redeemable on demand by the Commodity Credit Corporation, and certificates of Interest representing ownership thereof 3,340,716.07 Total amount of loans, certificates of Interest, and obligations, or portions thereof, which arc fully backed or insured by agencies of the United States Government (other than "United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed ") $3,340,716.07 I, R, A. Porter, vice-president of the above-named bank, hereby certify 'that the above statement la true to t.he best of my knowledge and belief. R. A. PORTER. Vice-President. •orrect—Attest: F. E. WARREN B. A. LYNCH J. L. CHERRY, Director*. State of Arkansas, County ot Mississippi, ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of April, 1954. (Seal) .Juanlt.ri Riggs, Notary Public. My Commission Expires January 21, 1956. „ FIVE BROTHERS, KENTUCKY STRAIGHT • OURBON WHISKEY Cv FIFTH fVE Vi PT. Medley Distilling Co., Owensboro, Ky. Owned *ntt Operated Exclusively by the Medley Brothert >.iS-r^<**^ ., ^*Hi'£^ rous car, and great aJJ. NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC 5th & Walnut Blytheville, Ark

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