The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 20, 1954
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THURSDAY, MAT 20, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW* PAGE NINE M And No One Wants To Climb into Same Ring By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Danny Kaye put a famous rap on television and the more you hear it, the more it seems to pertain to telecast boxing. "I work a lifetime," said Comedian Kaye, "to get 48 minutes of top material together. I shoot the wad on one television show and where am I?" Kaye's remark runs along same line as the wails of managers of fighters. •'I got a kid," they cry in unison, "and he needs a year to be ready. But with television, you've got to stick him in. ahead of time and over his head-or he doesn't fight at all. Where are we then?" Video has knocked out most of the small clubs, you see, leaving upcoming tigers few places to go. The result is an appalling shortage of gladiators. It is difficult to find two young savages in the same weight class for a match. This stresses the extraordinary talent of Holly Mims and Arthur Persley. Despite the dearth of fighters, Mims, a middleweight, and Persley, a lightweight, have found it hard to find employment. For most managers and their charges, things aren't so bad that they have to get into a fight with either of these two. * * * MIMS, OUT OF Washington. D. C., was totally unknown to TV fans until maneuvered into the ring with Moses Ward. He beat Ward, came back to look nothing less than phenomenal hanging George Johnson, a good one, over the lower strand of rope in the ninth round in Baltimore. Ringworms think only of these two outings when Mims' name is mentioned. The reason they haven't seen much of him is that Mims had been every bit as formidable or better for a half-dogen years. He stiffened Willie Troy, beat Johnny Bratton twice and stirred up plenty of trouble for Sugar Ray Robinson. "Mims is a perfect fighter that you don't like to fight," Willie Ketchum, a New York manager, describes him. "He is awfully good. I like him over anybody at 160 pounds." Shifty Mims boxes with his hands high and extended, picking off punches and countering in the same motion. He is best at suckering the victim into a lead, then belting him. Johnson got caught pulling back after a lead and wound up somewhere in last week. This exceptional ability as far back as four years ago limited Mims to five fights in a year. He got six, last year. * » » THE FIGHTERS THEMSELVES respect Mims. More often than not, rival pugilists turn him down even if their pilots OK the bout. In Mims' case, television restricting the field for scrappers could have a little reverse English. His showings were so pleasing that the International Boxing Club has to bring him back. If the, money is" there, opponents will crop up. He figures to give Joey Giardello and Bobo Olson a thorough test and then some. Parsley's case is similar. Nobody ever did want the tough Red Cross, La., rapper. Last year, along about this time, his ring virtues were being extolled to the highest. But when given a Madison Square Garden chance he immediately proceeded to lose to Orlando Zulueta in as strange a performance as I've seen. Persley is back on the trail, hav- NEW CHAMPION—Kimberly Wiss astounded the fishing world by reeling in. this 1525- pound black marlin. off Cabo Bianco, Peru. Miss Wiss of New York single-handedly made the catch in one hour and 20 minutes, beating the women's world record by 510 pounds. (NEA) JONESBORO UP)—Early arrivals competed today in a pro-am prelude to the J. W. Buzick, Sr., Memorial Golf Tournament opening at the Jonesboro Country Club tomorrow. About 100 amateurs from eight states are expected to post qualifying scores tomorrow, with match play running Saturday and Sunday. Johnny Buzick of Monette, Ark., son" of the man for whom the tourney is named, is the defending champion. ' * ing knocked out Phil Kim and battered Henry I -.vis and Armand Savoie. He ' is getting ready for Joaquim Khalfi, who is and sounds like an import from Algeria. Arthur Persley is equipped to make it touch and go with either Paddy DeMarco or Jimmy Carter, but funny things happen in the fight racket. YOUNG MEN OVERBOARD—Oarsmen of Hyde Park's Roosevelt High School look on as Poughkeepsie High's junior varsity spill* into the Hudson River barely six feet from the finish. The crews were racing evenly when two sweep*swincers caught crabs simultaneously, causing the shell to capsize. The boys were rescued by the coaches' launches. Poughkeepsie, long known as the capital of) rowing, now has three-schoolboy crews. (NEA) By GEORGE FAZIO Golf's little ironies were never portrayed more graphically to me than in the United State^ Open of 1950. I tied with Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum and lost, along with Mangrum, in the play-off. On the 17th hole of the final round, I rr^ade a shot which I consider my best of a golfing lifetime. It was a tense moment for me. I knew I had a chance to take it all or gain a tie. My tee shot on this hole of the fine Merion, Pa., course was a good one. I selected my 4 wood for my second shot, then looked around. •The wind was from the right, and I waited a moment, figuring how much allowance I actually had to make. My judgment was nearly perfect. The ball traveled' 230 yards and plopped down six feet from the cup. Despite my tenseness, I had made a great golf shot! Tnen — as things happen in golf— I blew the putt and wound up in the triple tie. But I was even happy about this. After all, you don't get into a playoff for the U.S. Open because you played badly. I .still retain the memory of that wood shot. It was a honey. (George ^azio will be among^ golfers trying to beat Ben Hogan on National Golf Day, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses. Hasty Road, Correlation Reign Over Preakness Like Two Giants By GOERGE BOWEN BALTIMORE iff} — Ring King, a Raggedy Ann little colt even to the trainer who made him whatever racehorse he is, typifies entries being made today for Saturday's Preakness in the face of knowledge that the formidable Correlation and Hasty Road already are down to start. Trainer Tommy Kelly is full of doubt that Ring King belongs in such a high-caliber race as the $100,000 middle leg of the triple crown. But there's only one way to find out for certain and that's to try, admits. This is the attitude of almost all the others who will pay $500 today to enter. This is the first time in recent history of the Preakness that horses have been entered before the regular opening of the entry box on the day before the race. Scratch time for the race is 5 p.m. Friday. More Expected Robert S. Lytle, owner of Correlation, and Allie Reubens, owner of Hasty Road entered their favorites yesterday. So did Howard A. Jones with For Free and Sunny Blue Farm's Admiral Porter. Still expected to dare to come in besides Ring King are Maine Chance Farm's Jet Action. Wala- mac Farm's Hasseyampa, Woodvale Farm's Goyamo, Joe W. Brown's Gigantic and maybe T. A. Sears' Nirgal • Lad and E. M. O'Brien's Gaidar. Some of the enticement is that after the first prize of around $90,000 there is $25,000 for second, Giel Writes His Own Ticket By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Paul Giel worked his way through Minnesota playing football to make a living in baseball. Giel was offered a $50,000 bonus by a major league club while pitching for Winona, Minn., High. Scouts have since, trailed the Gophers' All-America one-man backfield like Federal Bureau , of Investigation agents. Every foxy forager who has seen him believes hs'll win in the big show. Most of them and his coach Dick Siebert, the one-time Athletics' first, baseman, contend that he'd help most staffs right now. Giel will write his own ticket upbn his graduation in early June and is expected to step right into a a major league uniform. Giel, 21-year-old son of a railroad engineer, is a high principled youngster. He wanted a college education and got it on a football scholarship. That was one reason he completed his eligibility in the rougher game. The baseball bid was upped after his junior year. Tailback Giel knew he would be a marked man last fall, but said he owed it to his teammates to go through the season. Besides, he liked to play football. The result was just about as spectacular a season as a football player could "You get a few more butterflies in your stomach in football than in baseball, but I like them both," explains the Minneapolis Cover Boy. » * • SOME CLUBS SUSPECTED a baseball impairment after all tnat Oiel went fchrough in football last autumn. "Ill take nobody's money until they are convinced that I can pitah." the honorable Giel told their representatives. By way of further convincing them, Giel struck out 14 lowans yielding no more than four hits before overcoated "Gopher fans. Ivory judges like everything about Giel including his conformation. He stands five feet 11, weighs 185 solid pounds and is not too .long armed. Bob Feller and Burleigh Grimes, to single out two. were built that way. Those kind never have arm trouble. It is the long-armed -guys who snap their arms like a whip that wind up sore and disabled. it goes without saying that Giel is a fiery, poised competitor. He is fast, has a good curve, a change of pace and control and Siebert declares him tx» be a major league fielder now. * * *. GIEL SET AN earned-run average as a sophomore, was nam«d an All- America , last year by the college coaches. "Cleveland has a policy not to sign bonus players," says Hank Greenberg, "But is interested in Giel as a bonus player. I dont' think the boy can miss.'" •'I've seen Giel for five years," testifies Fred Schulte of the White Sox, "and he's always impressed me'. He is pitching smarter." "Where can you find a better major league pitching prospect than Giel?" asks the Giants' Angflo Guil- ianni. "We've-always liked him," chirps the Dodgers' Clay Bryant. "He has everything," say» the Tigers' Phil Galltvan. "I know of only one other college pitcher who is as good a prospect," asserts the Braves' Eddie Danciak. "Giel is a brighter prospect' than was Murray Wall <now with Toledo) when we signed him after he had finished pitching for Texas." The line forms on the left, and get it up, men. $15.000 for third and $7,500 for fourth. Mrs. Ada L. Rice put up the equivalent of fourth prize money just to make Ring King eligible and pays another $1,000 to enter and start. Worthwhile? It all seemed worthwhile after trainer Kelly suddenly began making Ring King tick. Last year. Ring King failed to race because he had a funny leg action that suggested knee trouble. Kelly, a 35-year-old native of Pikesville, Md., became trainer for the Rices last November. In January, they sent him Ring King in Florida and told him, "Either make him run or break him down." "I did what the boss told me," relates Kelly. "I made him run. Every time the colt went on the race'track I had the exercise boy carry a stick." ... At first nothing appeared to result. Ring King ran three times and failed' to win. Then he came north to Laurel and won three straight, including two stakes, the Cherry Blossom and Chesapeake. He ran for the first time since March 27 in the Preakness Prep on Monday and finished third behind Correlation and Hasty Road. Ring King still throws his legs around instead of striding forward straight so "that he looks like he's crippled." Kelly said. "I never saw a horse like him." n Geese Are Saved DENVER (ffl — The call of the wild goose will linger longer and will return oftener to Colorado, once a new state project at Bonny Dam reservoir gets going. A flock earth-bound by clipped wings has been released in an open-top 10- acre pen to let nature take its course. First goslings will be held two years to add to the breeding stock an dthereafter the experts expect birds raised on the refuge to "come home" eacn year. Everybody calling for it! AMERICA'S TOP SELLING STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY • II PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY • LOUISVILLE 1, KENTUCKY Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Avila, Cleveland, .387; Rosen. Cleveland, .382; Boone and House. Detroit, .375; Tuttle. Detroit, .367. Runs batted in—Rosen. Cleveland, 38; Minoso, Chicago. 29; Sievers. Washington, 22; Berra, New York 21; Fain, Chicago and Doby and Philley, Cleveland, 20. Home runs—Rosen. Cleveland, 9; Sievers, Washington. 7; Boone, Detroit, Berra, New York and Vernon, Washington 6. Stolen bases—Hunter, Baltimore, Jensen, Boston and Kaline, Detroit 4; Coan. Baltimore, Maxwell, Boston and Michaels, Chicago, 3. Pitching—Lemon, Cleveland, 6-0, 1.000; Lopat, New York. 5-0, 1.000; Morgan, New _York, 3-0. 1.000; Consuegra, Chicago. Mossi, Cleveland, Branca and Marlowe. Detroit and McDonald, New York, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 59; Pierce, Chicago. 53; Trucks, Chicago, 33; Gromek, Detroit, 32; Garcia, Cleveland, 31. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Jablonski, St. Louis, .373; Hamner. Philadelphia, .365; Musial. St. Louis. .361; Snider, Brooklyn, .456; Mueller, New York .353. Runs batted in—Musial. St. Louis 37; Bell, Cincinnati. 33; Sauer, Chicago, 32; Ennls, Philadelphia and Jablonski. St. Louis, 31. Home runs—Sauer, Chicago and Musial, St. Louis, 12; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 10; Hodges. Brooklyn Mays, New York and Ennis, Philadelphia, 8. Stolen bases—Bruton, Milwaukee Track Spotlight Is On Wes Santee BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The spotlight is focused on miler Wes Santee of Kansas in the Big Seven Track and Field Championships here tomorrow and Saturday but several other top-flight athletes may set new conference records. Competitors in the meet at mile- high Folsom Field have equaled or surpassed this season seven of the records on the conference books. Only marks made in the league meet are accepted as conference records. Air to Hurt Santee, fastest miler in U. S. history, has registered bettar-thim- record time in the 880-yard run, the mile and two-mile. But track experts figure the rarefied air will keep him from setting conference records in the mile and two-mile runs. Santee's best chance, veteran coaches say. is in the 880-yard run. It is in the longer races that 7 ;Temple, Cincinnati. 6; Fondy, Chicago, 5; Robinson, Brooklyn, 4; Harmon. Cincinnati and Dark, New York, 3. Pitching—Raschi, St. Louis. 5-0, 1.000; Podres. Brooklyn. 4-0. 1.000; Presko. St. Louis, 3-0, 1.000; Fowler and Nuxhall, Cincinnati, 2-0. 1.000. Strikeouts • Spahn, Milwaukee, 44 :Haddix. St. Louis. 42; Roberts, Philadelphia. 38: Maglle. New York, 37; Simmons, Philadelphia 36. the thinner air begins to tell. Glenn Cunningham, another great Kansas distance runner, holds the Big Seven 880 mark of 1:52.2. Santee has been clocked this season in 1:51.5 in an official 880-run and was timed in 1:48,3 as part of a relay run. Other Prospects Other record-breaking- prospects: Neville Price, Oklahoma's senior broadjumper from East London, South Africa, who will be defending his 1953 championship when he set a record of 24 feet ll!4 inches. He's jumped 25 feet 2 inches this season. Harry Lee of Oklahoma, who's been clocked in 48 seconds flat for the 440-yard dash this year. That is the same as the record* set in 1942 by Bill Lyda of Oklahoma. The discus record of 160 feet 5!4 inches by Edsel Wibbels of Nebraska in 1940 is also threatened. Bob Van Dee, Oklahoma's sophomore sensation from Ada, Okla., has bettered that mark by 4 inches. The pole vault mark of 14 feet 1 inch is only three fourths of an inch better than Frank Dickey of Missouri registered indoors last winter. MAY ECONOMY GOOD,-YEAR "- TIRES '•-* SAVE $44.95 On This Combination Special Ger Both For the Price of Onef JI95 C.f. 44 Mixer 170 95 G * Lli Refrigerator $ 279 95 U*« our Easy Pay Plan General Electric Triple Mixer Complete with Juicer and two Mixing Bowls Model LC70 MORE THAN JUST A WADING POOL • IT HAS A SLIDEI • IT HAS A SHOWER! for Ofl/V • IT'S A a-IN-1 VALUE! 7 Rig. $29.95 Vdut and a million dollars worth of funl BIG JUMBO SIZE POOL (42"x66"x12") HOLDS A FULL 144 GALLONS OF WATtBf Tank body ii rubb«rii*d can* Tat with a iram* of 1" •<••! tubing. Complete with ladder — slid* — ihower — drain plug. 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