The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1953 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 9, 1953
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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER, 9,1998 (ARK.V COTTHrER PAGE ELEVEN Birth of a Boxing Team- BOXERS START WORK — Nucleus of Blytheville's infant boxing team is shown working out in these pictures. Although getting by with little equipment now, the Junior Chamber of Commerce has okayed purchase of several hundred dollars worth of ring gear. In upper photo, Robert Birmingham (left), who is helping coach the team, and Gayle Jolley watch Wayne Wimberly and Fred Rounsavnll as they square off. In absence of heavy bag, Winford Smith flails away at some old pillows as Charley Weid- mon and Pete Baxter look on. (Courier News Photos) Big Ten Making It Rough on the Rest But Next Month, Members Withdraw for League Gomes By BEN rilLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — The rest of (he nation's basketball teams should .be glad when December is over because then the Big Ton will withdraw into its own private conference competition. So tar, at least, the Big Ten appears loaded with basketball talent this winter. Topped by Indiana, the defending NCAA champion. Big Ten teams have won 19 ot 20 games against outside foes so tar. Only Northwestern, which stumbled before Notre Dame Monday night, has been beaten. Three More The Big Ten won three more last night, although two of them were close. Ohio State stopped St. Louis 84-83; Purdue edged Bradley 77-73 in overtime; and Michigan swamped Valparaiso 100-62. St. Louis scored 11 points in the last two minutes against Ohio State but two .free throws by John Miller with 13 seconds to play provided the winning margin. Purdue trailed Bradley for three periods, led briefly only to be caught in the final minute and then won in the extra period with seven points by Joe Sexson and Maurice Lorenz. ! Jim Barren scored 22 points as i Michigan topped its previous all- time high basketball score. W. F. Surprise's Wake Forest, overlooked In the preseason poll, thumped seventh- ranking North Carolina State 81-69 on a 45-point splurge in the second j half. Wake Forest won the South- Converted Back, Mims Star Guard , CGstsllanl le Even CLEVELAND f/P — Rocky Ctis- tellani and Gil Turner will step into the ring at even odds tonight for their middleweight bout. — despite publis u ?:l rins ratings, Castallani, the 27-ycnr-olcl stnb- and-cross puncher, is rirn/.oi officially as the No. 2 contender for t^.e title held by California's Bobo Olson. Turner Was Favored Before deciding the odds were even yesterday, betters had made a slight favorite of Turner, v.uo is ranked No. 4 contender behind another Philadelphia!), Joe Giardelli. The 10-round bout will be televised over CBS. It's scheduled for 10 p.m. EST. Castellani, who once lived ;U Luzerne, Pa., has won 46 pro bouts, lost 5' and hp.d 2 draws. So fsr t'lis ye::r, he* has won 7 turn lost 1 — a 12-round contest with Pirrre L?n7lois Feb. 6 in New York. He beat Langlois here June 17. Turner, 23, has won 41 and lost 3. So far this ye-.r he fi»s won 8 and lost 1 — on points to Giardello April 7. Champ Returns MIAMI L-Pl—Brookmeade Stable's Sunglow, winner of the 1951 Widcner is being brought back form by trainer Preston Burch v,'ho is pointing him for the 350,000 Hialeah Turf Handicap this winter. No horse has won both Hialeafi classics. Fights Last Night Los Angeles—Al Cruz, 124'i, Los Angeles outpointed Rudy Gareia, 126, Los Angeles, 12. Houston, Tex—Willie Pep, 129. Hartford, Conn., knocked out Billy j Dickie Hermic scored 30 points for the sharp-shooting Deacons. I Corky Devlin turned in a 33- j point performance for George j Washington as the C a 1 o n i a I E | swamped West Virginia 106-75 in j a Southern Conference game. I Seton Hall, ranked second in,the \ nation a season ago when it won j the National Invitation Tournament in New York, suffered its worst defeat in two years as it lost to n well-balanced Temple club 73-59 in Madison Square Garden. Sophomore Phil Rollins played an outstanding; game as Louisville whipped Manhattan 87-76 in the other half of the Garden twin bill. I Rollins scored 28 points on spcc-| tacular push shots and driving ' layups. Houston Wins Holy Cross, apparently the pow- j • in the Northeast, outclassed ' Massachusetts 89-42 with the regulars playing less than half the game. Maryland defeated William and Mary 69-54 and Davidson won its first contest against a major opponent since last February in beating South Carolina 65-56. Houston of the Missouri Valley ; defeated Texas A&M oi Hie South-j west Conference 63-56. Tennessee beat Ciemscin of the Atlantic Coast : Conference 82-5ti. Baylor breezed past West Texas State 79-57. Arkansas \vhippcd Northwest Louisiana 71-62. Western Kentucky had a surprisingly close call before trimming By EDWIN POPE NEA Special Correspondent OXFORD, Miss. — Gerald Crawford Mims \vtis good enough as a hiyh school fullback at Carrollton. Miss., to gain 1385 yards and score 1C touchdowns in one season. Pie changed position and technique when he enrolled at the University of Mississippi. In the first five games o[ this his senior season, he made 68 tackles as a guard. .By the end of (he year, Mims expects to have started 76 consecutive games, prep and c Check the count, and the quotes on the 210-pound one-man demolition team as the Johnny Rebs swing into the home stretch of the Southeastern Conference; Last year, he blocked a Vanrter- bilt punt that gave Ole Miss a 21-21 lie. This year, Vandcrbilt punted four times while losing 28-0 to thn Hebs and Mims blocked) exactly half of them. It was Uici firft such Ole Miss feat since gi- • ganiic Barney Poole did it as an; Middle Tennessee 88-80. Bowling Green swamped Kent State 92-67. In the Far West, Seattle defeated Pacific Lutheran 75-54. : end six yc;im ago. Ten of Minis' first 68 tackles came in a single quarter of service a« Ole Miss spanked Tulane, 45-H. When the rout was over, Greenie Coach Ray Wolf got back emmyii breath to observe, "We won't play against a better Said e.x-Tutone mentor Monk; Simons, an old Grecnie halfback! great, "Mims is the bm guard | New Orleans will «ce this year. | That covers New Year's Day, ancli we don't even know who'll play in i I the Sugar Bowl. Mims is fast and! ( active, and if he can't crash the; middle, he heads for the inter- j | fcrence and cleans some of it outj of the way," i Some weeks alter the Rebels had ! been upset by .Auburn, 13-0, for! their only ecu-ly-scason loss, some-1 one nskccl Auburn coach Shug Jor- > dan about Mims. "He gave us more trouble," said Jordan, "than any lineman we have faced this year." And that was after Auburn had met Georgia Tech's Larry Morris, by some estimates the south's finest lineman as a center. Jimmy Crawford, a star guard at Ole Miss in the late 1940s, took, one look at Mims and said, "He can turn on a dime." The kid who now calls Greenwood, Miss., home is not only fast on a straigluav.'ay but his lateral movement—something every line coach dreams of for his pupils— is unexcelled. Southeastern Conference coaches picked the 5-10. 20-year-old as a pre-season all-leaguer. The estimate was modest for Gerald Crawford Mims appears to be All-America timber if Dixie ever had it. Christmas cards at Easter Fall flat, you will agree. Buy 'em now and mail 'em For Christmas, '53. 'Lima, 134, Havana, 2. I San Antonio, Tex—Pete Gil, 160, j Austin, Tex., outpointed Benny ' Evans, 159, Oklahoma City, 10. ton delivered (I'lua - 2 tons or more Tax) PHONE 3186 We Slill Have A Nice Assortment of Gift Boxes SMITHF1ELD HOSTESS BOX $5.35 Includes: 2 ft-oz. .jars of SUcwl, Cooked Smithfield Ham ami 3 3-oz. of Amber Brand Deviled Smithflcld Ham. SMITHFIELD TREASURE CHEST $6.50 Includes: a 5-oz. jar of Sliced, Cooked Smit.Mield Ham, a 7-oz. jar of Deviled Sniithfield Ham, a 10-oz. can of James River Smitlifielcl Pork ISarbenie, a lO^.-oz. can of James River Smithfield Chicken Brunswick Stew, a 4'^-oz. jar of James River Deviled Sinithfleld Meal Spread and a (i-oz. bottle of James Kiver Smiihttchl Barbeiuiii anil Meat Sauce. Also AMBER BRAND READY COOKED SMITHFIELD HAMS A Nice Gift For The Boss $1.95 per Ib. Party Foods 108 N. Broadway fH AMERICAN DISTILLING COMPANNC. N, ILLINOIS Today's local delivered price of the 2-Door, 6-Passenger Sedan, Model 48D (illustrated) W E feature the delivered price of the Buick pictured here to make a point about the big trade-in allowances we're giving today. The price you pay for the car itself— the local delivered price — is the first thing to look for when you're bargain-hunting. It's this figure less what you get on your trade-in that determines your real cost —the dollar difference you pay. That means — keep your eye on the dollar difference. The more car it buys, the better deal you make. Oo with our low delivered price and the high trade-in allowances we're giving right now — we think we have a whale of a buy for you. And when you check into things, we believe you'll discover this: You get more ronm and fiower for your money in this Buick than in any oilier car on the market. You get hundred's of pounds more automobile here — more slrenglh in the brawnier frame, more durability in the heavier chassis, more solely in the thicker structural members—than in a Ions list f >l c« rs at l ^" s Buick's price or higher. Jou also get a lot more in a Ruick that the specifications don't show —more fun, more thrill, more comfort, more pride and pleasure. But why waste another day—with time growing shorter, winter coining closer, and your present car getting older? If you're looking for a real automobile at a real buy in a real deal—come, look at Buick right now. THE GiEATES? 50 GREAT YEARS -WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT BUICK WILL BUILD THEM.- LANGSTON-McWATERS BUIC Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Dial 4555

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