The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 15, 1954
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NlWg Ezz Shows Signs of Old Self And He Once Was a Real Good Pug (first of three dispatches) By JEMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent MONTICELLO, N. Y. — (NEA) — Ezzard Charles dropped his left shoulder and Gene Jones, a sparmate, led with a right. Charles went under it and whacked both hands to the body. The crowd in the Kutsher's Country Club gymnasium oohhed and aahhed. Tom Tannas, his co-manager, lolled on the ring apron, hands draped on the ropes. "This," he said quietly, "is the Ezzard Charles who will beat Marciano." There was little' reason why Charles shouldn't look like a good fighter in training. He always could fight—when he wanted to. So you don't begin sizing up his chance against Rocky Marciano by watching him-work. You begin in a pleasant, carpeted room in the one-story cottage where Charles and his trainer, Jimmy Brown, stay while preparing for the June 17 bout at Yankee Stadium. "Marciano," the w e 11-spoken Charles said, "is a good puncher. I expect that's all he is. I've fought plenty of that kind. Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Bob Satterfield. You make this guy miss, make him look bad, shoot plenty of counter punches. Go from side to side, beat him to the punch." * » » Coming from Charles, this was a novelty. The guy who used to say '% hope so," and fought the same way, wac talking with confidence. |fc was a big sign, for there never ha* been much question about Charles' ability. But there has been plenty about his mental attitude. For this, his second try to regain the otown, you try to get a line on }iow he is thinking, and are impressed by his Marciano comments. Brown, the guy who has been •with Eazard since he was a 126- pound amateur in 1934, helps to line up what i& on Charles' mind. "He's convinced he can beat Mar- oian<5, and he's going to light like tt," ifee roly-poly trainer said. "He won't be standin' around while everybody boos, hopin' for a decision. He'H be fight-in' aM. the way. "He began to get over that business the night he beat this boy TIED UP—Trainer Jimmy Brown, left, says Ezzard Charles "won't be standin' around while everybody boos." Hie sparrinr partner is Al Smith. (NEA) Westbury Bascom in St. Louis. He looked terrible, so back in the hotel room I said to him, "What's the matter? Next time you fight like that I'm gonna hit you with the water bottle. You got the man all set up three, four times- and you never finished him." "So he turns to me and says, 'It's easy to talk. But you never killed a guy.' * * * "Then I knew he had never really forgotten that Baroudi fight. But I also knew what was ailin' him. I could work on it, now. I got him interested in a fraternal organization and began explaining a lot of things which most people take for granted. He was sort of all locked- up inside. And it showed in his fighting. There never was trouble with his fighting. It was all mental. "Rignt now, ne's perfect. He understands a lot of things now. He knows fightin' is his profession and he knows what it's about. He won't be laying back. He'll be on top of this Marciano." "I expect I can lick a guy who is just a good puncher," Bzzard said. "And this time I'm not «a~y- ing 'I hope,' either-" If this is Charles' true outlook, you can look for a real fight. You can look for the kind of Ezzard Charles who once held a 58 per cent KO average. That was a good fighter. NEXT: "Tough as the first Walcott fight," says Rocky. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Avila, Cleveland, .381, Rosen, Cleveland, .346; House, Detroit, .331; Minoso, Chicago,. .326; Fox, Chicago, Busby, Washington and Stephens, Baltimore, .323. Runs batted in — Minoso, Chicago, 53; Rosen, Cleveland, 49; Berra, New York, 42; Fain Chicago And Sievers, Washington, 41. Home runs — Rosen, Cleveland, 13; Boone, Detroit, 12; Mantle, New York and Zernial, Philadelphia, 11; Berra, New York and Sievers and Vernon, Washington, 10. Lone Eagle, Fields Win Mat Feature Blood was spined at Memorial Auditorium last night as the tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium turned into an old fashioned Pier Sixer. Lee Fields and Chief Lone Eagle, who substituted for Joe Welch, emerged the victors but they were in no shape to celebrate the win. They were handed the decision when Referee Virgil Hatfield disqualified Al Getz and Red Devil in the third and deciding fall. Hatfield moved in and stopped the melee after 11 minutes had elapsed in the final round. The masked grappler had opened a cut on Field's forehead earlier and spent the last three minutes of activity pounding his knuckles into the gash. The half-conscious' Fields tried desperately to defend himself but couldn't. Red Devil and Getz got off to what looked like a victorious start when they grabbed the first fall in 12 minutes. They made Lone Eagle give by applying pressure to a chin lock. But Fields and Lone Eagle carne back to grab the second fall in eight minutes with Fields pinning Getz after kangaroo kicks. In the preliminaries Getz beat Fields and Lone Eagl« defeated Red Devil. Tigers, Rams In Crucial Tilt Pony League's Best Clash Tomorrow Afternoon at 5 Blytheville Pony League activity reaches some sort of a high point tomorrow afternoon when its most "crooshul" game of the year unfolds at Pony League Park. The undefeated Baptist Rams will be tangling with the also-undefeated Presbyterian Tigers in n game which figures to provide the league leadership for the first half of the season. With a 4-0 record, including two non-league wins, the Rams loom as early-season favorites. They'll have Joe Bratcher going on the hill for them tomorrow. Bratcher, who is 2-0 in Pony League play this year, dominated the Little League last year. Bill Wyatt. with a win against no losses, is scheduled to hurl for the Tigers. From play thus far, these two teams appear to be the quality goods of the league. It is safe to assume that the winner of tomorrow's contest will be the team to face the all-stars on July 5 since this will be the last meeting of the two until after that date. Surkont, Law Most Sought After as Trading Nears End NEW YORK (AP) — Max Surkont and Vern Law, the only Pittsburgh pitchers who hav« won more than two games, appeared to be the players most sought after today in the hours before the midnight dead line on major league baseball trades. Little League Tiff at Osceola 7:30 Tonight OSCEOLA - The Osceola Little Leaguers will be gunning for their fifth straight win of the season tonight in the Northeast Arkansas Little League when they play-,host to the Hickory Ridge nine in a game under the arcs at Hale Field starting at 7:30. In' their four games thus far the Osceola Seminoles have defeated Harrisburg (17-2); West Memphis (6-4); Wynne (5-4); and Marked Tree (8-1). Although boasti»g an undefeated record the Seminoles nevertheless have to share the top spot in NEA play with the Parkin nine. These two teams will not meet tights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Livio Minelli. 149 Vz, New York, outpointed Luther Rawlings, 146%. Chicago. 10. Brooklyn — Carmelo -(Chubby) Costa, 128, Brooklyn, outpointed Baby Ortiz, 128&, Mexico City. 10 New Orleans—Tommy Bazzano, 150 J / 2 , Hartford, Conn.l, outpointed Al Pellegrini, 148, New Orleans, 10 until Thursday, June 24 in a game at Parkin. Coach Austin Banner will probably start Billy Spencer behind the plate; Jerry Weldon, pitcher; C. A. Stirange, first base; Wayne Pierce, second base; Ed Weldon, shortstop; Jack Morse,, third base; Teddy Hall ,left field; Gene Dreher, centerfield; and Ray Adcock, left field. Thursday night the Indians hit the road for a game at Cherry Valley and will not be back in town until next Tuesday when they play host to the Earle club. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs both have talked deals with the Pirates involving the pitchers but so far nothing concrete has developed. Cards Need One The Cubs. 11 games out of first place, probably could not be considered strong pennant contenders unless they could land both men, Manila Leads Little Delta Dell Drops Pair Of Tilts in Weak DELL — Manila's Little Delta League entry found itself all alone at the top of the standings today after picking' up a pair of victories during last week's piny. Manila took an 8-1 win over Dell and then defeated Monette 5-3. That dropped Dell but of the ranks of the undefeated, along with a 2-1 loss to Black Onk. Results of other games last week included Monette 3. Childress 2; Luxora 11, Childress 8, and Black Oak 11. Luxora 2. Games for Wednesday include Black Oak at Childress. Dell at Monette, Manila at Luxora. Saturday will find Dell at Luxora, Manila at Childress, and Black Oak at Manila. Here arc standings, including those of the Pee Wee league: Pee Wee W L Del! 3 Black Oak 1 Manila 1 Childress 1 Luxora 0 Little League W Manila 4 Black Oak 3 Dell 2 Monette 2 Luxorn 1 Childress 0 ut the Cardinals, 6^ behind, might still be dangerous with the addition of only one consistent pitcher. Chicago beat Surkont last night but the right-handed veteran still has a 5-7 record with the last-place Pirates. Law beat St. Louis in his last outing and has a 5-6 mark. Yankees on Prowl The New York Yankees still are looking for extra pitching help and have been reported interested in Sid Hudson of the Boston Red Sox and Alex Kellner of the Philadelphia Athletics. One source said infielder Johnny Pesky, who moved from Detroit to Washington over "the weekend, was headed for the Yankees but the Yanks *nd the Senators promptly denied it. Sox Eye Yost The Red Sox have been eyeing Eddie Yost of the Senators but apparently don't have the trade bait that would interest Clark Griffith. Buzzy Bavasi, vice president ol the Brooklyn Dodgers, said he's been looking for a pinch hitter, preferably right-handed, but hftsn'i had any success. Bavasi admitted he has been talking with Chicago, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. TV SET OWNERS IMPORTANT NQTICE If your set is a year or ir^re old/ wt now have picture tube insurance to offer you. INSURES YOUR PICTURE TUBE FOR ONE YEAR Call or Write tor Information Blytheville Sales Co. 109 East Main Phone 3-3616 Read Courier News Classified Ads. How do you like James E. Pepper 6 year old Kentucky Straight BOURBON ? "The robust Bonded" BOURBON 100 proof "The mild Straight" BOURBON 86 proof James E. Pepper Bottled in Bond. Famous since 1780. Rich, robust, luxurious and not expensive. Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The same fine whiskey but milder, lighter and even lower priced than the Bond. 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