The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 11, 1953
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PAGE SEC BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1953 Leachville and Blytheville in Action Here Tonight t Tough Tennessee Teams to Launch Big Weekend Bill Two of Northeast Arkansas' better teams tie up with a pair of the best in West Tennessee tonight at Haley Field Gymnasium in the biggest basketball attraction of the year At 7 o'clock Leachville meets Humboldt and at 8.30 the Chickasaws of Coach Jimmy Fisher take on Milan. _ — * Tomorrow night, everyone changes partners. Leachville gets Milfm U. S. Netters Must Play Much Better That Is, If They Want Ta Win Cup nd Blytheville, again playing .second game, will tangle with the Humbolt five. Frankly, Fisher seems to think that tonight's game will be one of the toughest of the year for hi-s Maroon cagers who have won their first two asainst opposition of unknown quality. Won Seven Games While the Chicks have played but two games, Milan lias played seven and won all of them. The Tennesseans are led by one of the hottest prep school articles in the volunteer states—a classy forward named Charley Mayo. Mayo has compiled a 3n-po!nt per game average in the seven con- .ests Milan has played thus fnr. Tuesday night, he rang in 42 Joints. In addition to his scoring, he s a smoothe ball-handler, dribbler and defensive man. Other standouts include James By Wiy. GRIMSLET MELBOURNE (AP) — Harry Hopman warns that the Americans will have to play better ........ than they did at Forest Hills to Trobaugh. who stands 6-3 and owns win bade the Davis Cup from - " — -' ----------------- ..... the Australians. This bold statement by the non- playing captain of the home forces Is tantamount to a prediction of an Australian victory. It was at Forest Hills that Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert gave the Aussies' 19-year-old whiz kids Lew- Is Hoad and Ken Eosewall a thorough semifinal trouncing and raised American hopes that this ' certainly must be Uncle Sam's Davis Cup year. The young Australians were routed in straight sets and Trabert went on to win the United States championship. They're Better Now "I saw those championships," Hopman said, "and I am confident that the play of Hond and Rosewall in the past month would have given Australia that United States singles title." Hopman, who combines journalism with his tennis duties, sounded liis surprising note of confidence in his daily column in the Mel bourne Herald. The little candy-hatred net professor went on to say that the Americans must find something close to their best by Dec. 17 when they play the Belgians in the Inter«one finals at Brisbane. Seiias Scored "That applies to Seixas in particular," Hopman added. The United States plays Belgium Dec. 17-19. the winner challenging Australia for the Davis Cup. Both the European and American squads are busy with Brisbane workouts and Captain Bill Talbert reports the Americans are reaching top form. Hopman expressed concern, how- jver, that his Australia boys may jave reached their peak too early. Sugar Bowl Ready for SEC? President Says They'd Sign Pact LEXINGTON, Ky. W) — President [rivin Poche of the New Orleans tfid-Winter Sports Assn. said the Sugar Bowl would be interested in i bowl tieup with the Southeastern Conference. He stated further "in the event the proposal is brought up and ac- :epted, I am inclined to think we j pushed. 15-point per game average, and Tom Baker, a 6-2 guard. Overall team height is one-Inch above the six-foot mark. Milan has averaged 75 points a game anw went over the 100-point mark their last time out. Blythcvllle's Hopes To match this, the Chicks will rely on a couple of short, but nifty guards—Tommy Mbsley and Bobby Jones—and the rebound shooting of Center Bob Childress. These three have the big guns offensively for the .Chicks In their first pair of games. Reminder of the lineup is unsettled, although Bobby Hill's prent* floor work seems to have pretty well cemented a sport for him at forward. The other slot is still a battle between Dexter West. Freddy Akcrs (who moves in nt Jones' guard with the latter going forward) and Luther Taylor. Lions Top Team Like Blytheville, Conch Charles McGrew's Leachville Lions an 1 at least several weeks away from their peak, The Lions, who's Gymnasium was destroyed by fire, vil! not Ret moved into their new, spacious layout for about another week, possibly less. This has given McGrew some king-sized headaches In securing neibhboring gymnasiums for practice sessions. But the Lions turned in a creditable performance against Vnn Buren, one of Arkansas' top rlub.s onrh year, and were impressive in turning back Dyess 68-53. Admission prices for the twin- Bill tonight and tomorrow t will be 60 cents for adults and 25 cents for students. Braves Will Break Up Their Great Pitching Staff for the Right Trades Tu|ane Win Thrills Coach Waited 37 Years, Cliff Wells Says NEW ORLEANS «i — Tulane MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Braves are willing to split the best pitching Basketball coach CHH wens said ; n tho Notinnal T-osoim hnf nnlv if thpv can sfrpnuflipri fhf>nisr>lvps todl >y he owned the goal of a life- By CHRIS EDMONDS staff in the National League, but only if they can strengthen themselves. "We're still in the market for bench strength," said General Manager John Quinn, hack from the major league meeting in New York, "But we won't give up any of our pilch- ALUSTATIS OPPOSITION FOR CHICKS — Charley Mayo, Milan's nil-state forward, is certain to be a thorn in the Chicks' side tonight when the two schools meet in the second half of a twin-cage-hill at Haley Field Gyrn. Mayo, who began playing basketball for corrective exercise when struck by polio in junior high, set a new Tennessee prep school scoring record last year with 320 points. Agreement Is Near On Pension Issue NEW YORK (AP) — After three days of bitter accusations major league baseball players and owners seemed close to agreement today on the pension question. ivould accept their bid. "We like the SEC schools, main- y because they are in our area, md then, too, they have some nighty fine teams. Cards 7 Fines Are Rescinded CHICAGO Ml — Fines totaling 83,300 — S100 against each player — vere rescinded today by Coach Joe Stydahnr after withholding that mount from his Chicago Cardinals or their poor showing against the Htsburgh Steelers last night. "We felt that perhaps one or several plnyers did not play up to their ibility," Styclnhar siacl. "However, his couldn't be asrertainecl until Tfter careful study of Kami? movies. So we withheld S100 from each player until this was accom- Stydnhar. whose team lost 21-17 to the Steelers after leading 10-0 in the third period, continued: "After careful study of the films •=-"v -• we decided we couldn't fine players "We have talked to several mem- who played well and we certainly ?rs of the conference, and those couldn't'fine those who didn't play. talked to are interested in 3owl tieup," Poche said. However, SEC Commissioner 3ernie Moore said late last night 5iat the league could not vote on a jowl tieup at this session because { t was not proposed three weeks in advance of the meeting, which is n •equirement under the constitution, i Three of the big post season )owls -— the Rose, Cotton and Or- \ ange — currently have agreements ivith major conferences. Art Wall Leads At Miami Open MIAMI, Fla. W—Art Wall Jr. led | he pack today as the touring golf j professionals teed off for the second I •ound of the $10,000 Miami Open! fournament — seeking their last' jayday of the 1953 campaign. ! Wall, slender, 30-year-old pro out' if Pocono Manor, Pa., who hit the ournament trail for the first time ast year, fashioned a 5-under-par. i5 with a red-hot putter yesterday! o grab the first-round lead over a leld of 160. He finished his initial round over he Miami Springs municipal I ourse a stroke ahead of Al Brosch he veteran redhead from Garden! :ity, N. Y., and two strokes better! han another time-tested campaign-1 r. Ed Furgol of St. Louis. If Walls' luck should hold out brough the 72-hole grind, he would ollcct his second big prize since e entered the tournament ranks. le won the Fort Wayne Open last iigust in a playoff with Cary liddlecoff. TROUBLE? Is your car causing you undue trouble? What you and your car need is my expert mechanic's care. What ever I he (rouble or complaint, we guarantee (o satisfy. Call me today—Tom Little, Jr.,—and let your c a r troubles be over. Free estimates on all repairs. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. First ftt Walnut Phone 4422 President Waller O'Malley of the Brnoklyn Doctors, who Hpon- sored n resolution to consider the advisability of ondniff the pension phut, clrnied he was trying to kill [he idea. Ins tend, he said, (he purpose of his resolution was (.0 improve the benefits to the players. •-,,, Explanation He admitted the wording of (he could not, be done umter the terms of the present contract. He said increases in benefits could be attained after the current contract, expired and a new one was negotiated. "But we cannot commit, ourselves now for what we believe will take place in the future," O'Malley explained. O'Malley still insisted that Ralph resolution \v;\s "perhaps mislead- Klner and Allie Reynolds, the Ing and certainly unfortunate," but Player representatives, agreed to explained that it would be necos- ™s resolution last Sept. 20 at the meeting of baseball's Executive Council. snry to terminate the old plan if a new and better one was to be put into effect. O'Malley said the players had every rifiht to seek an increase Frick Disagreed "The only one opposed to my resolution was Commissioner Ford ers for nothing. "Our pitching, I think anyone will agree, was pretty good las summer. We'll listen to reason o trades, but some of the talt heard in New York was fantas tic." Quinn said he and other to] Braves brass conferred thre times with New York Giant ex ecutives, presumably concernin the prospects of obtaining Bobb; Thomson, hard-hitting outfielder. "About all they'd talk about wa; Warren Spahn," Quinn said. "Am that's out- of the question. Spahn is the league's best pitcher we intend to keep him." The veteran lefthander led both leagues in earned run average las summer^ posting a 2.10 figure lowest in seven yars. He won 23 games and lost seven as tiv Braves surprised the basebal world by finishing second to the jhampion Brooklyn Dodgers. Quinn was a bit reticent on vho the Braves would like to ob tain by trade. He side-steppec questions on whether Thomson was a key figure and whether Frank Thomas and Danny O'Connell of Pittsburgh were likely prospects The Braves are in obvious neec of an outfielder who can hit, preferably a right-handed batter to follow Eddie Mathews in the cleanup spot of the batting order. Si(! Gordon, the veteran outfielder who slumped so badly he was benched in the final month last season, apparently is out of the picture. Although Quinn' didn't say so, the Braves reportedly are willing to part with such second-line pitchers as Don Liddle, Max Surkont, Vern Blckford or Jim Wilson. Even Johnny Antonelli, the young left-hander to whom the Braves paid a $65,000 bonus five years ago. might be offered as bait. "We're not worried about our failure to do business in, New York," Quinn said. "There's still plenty of time to get together this winter if we can come to an agreement with anyone." New Players For All-Stars MIAMI, Fla. «V-Missouri, Illinois and Florida State football players were ridded today to the north- south rosters for the Mahi Shrine Temple charity game in the Orange Bowl Christmas night. thought it would endanger the .pension plan and he did not want to agree to anything that might jeopardize the players' benefits. Kiner, Reynolds and Lewis (J. Norman Lewis, their attorney) were in full agreement, however, and signified thus in a voice vote." O'Malley also denied the contention by Lewis and former Commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler that all the television and radio money from the World Series and All-Star Game belongs to the players. "Chandler and Lewis know that is not so and the players should in benefits, but he added thnt this ' Prick," O'Malley continued. "He 1 know it too," he said. always have on hand both kinds of Old Sunny Brook-* Blend and Straight Holidays call for extra hospitality—so serve Old Sunny Brook, both the Blend and Straight! Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bud Smith Favored In Lightweight Fight By MURRAY KOSE NEW YORK (AP) — Wallace (Bud) Smith of Cincinnati is a 2-1 favorite to beat Cuba's Orlando Zulueta tonight in an important battle between the two top lightweight contenders. The winner of the Madison Square Garden 10-rounder may earn a shot at Jimmy Carter's lightweight title. Starting time is 10 p.m., EST. for the coast to coast broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC). Although they're even for three previous meetings—a draw and a win apiece—Smith has been esta- BOTH 8G PROOF. KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS 65* GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS . THE OLD SUNNV BROOK COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Siena 78. Louisville 71 Temple 60, Lehtgh 48 Notre Dame 72, Detroit 45 Minnesota 57, OXla A&M 56 St. Louis 82, Alabama 68 McPhcrson 69. Bethel (Kan) 60 Bethany (Kan) 76. Tabor 57 Northwestern Okla 65, Ottawa Kan) 56 Pittsburg (Kan) 82, Missouri Valley 81 Baker (Kan) 53, Sterling 4B Emporia State 68, Augustana SD) 62 St. Benedict's (Kan) 11, William Jewel 59 Tulane 69, Kansas 65 Roanoke 81, Wash.-Lee 74 N. C. State 67, Phillips Oilers 15 (two overtimes) Louisiana Tech 88, Southern State (Ark) 70 Central Missouri 62, Arkansas State Tchrs 51 Ouachita 91, College of Ozarks 10 Southeast Okla 76, Arkansas ig East Central Okla 64, Austin 61 Oregon 92, Portland 73 Western (Colo) State 84, New vfexico Highlands 83 Ouachita.91, College of the Ozarks 80 ' Southeast Oklahoma 75, Arkan- ias State 68 Louisiana Tech 88, Southern State '0 Central Missouri Teachers 62, Arkansas State Teachers 51. blished as the big favorite because of a current string of five knockouts and a change in the weight contracts for the fight. Weight Changed The two first agreed to meet at the class limit of 135 pounds but Smith's manager had the contract changed to 140 pounds, give or take a pound. ,The 24-year-old SmiUy fights better and hits harder at around 138 pounds. Zulueta, slender and wiry, ' is a natural lightweight. One Draw They first clashed 2!i years ago and wound up in a draw after eight rounds. Zully won the next one at 10 rounds last March but Smith evened the score May 5. In his last five fights, Smith, a power puncher with either hand, put away Johnny Williams, Carl Coates, Charley Spicer. Arthur King and Billy Hazel. His record is 26-8-5 with 15 kayos. Zulueta, 25, has a 5-1-1 record for the year and 46-18-9 over-all. This year he lost to Smith, drew with Joey .Brown and defeated Luther Rawlings, Art Persies', Paddy De'marco and Bobby English. time after stepping into national recognition with a 69-65 victory over perennial power Kansas. "I waited 37 years for this one, but it was well worth it," Wells said of the victory last night. The 58-year-old Wells made the Kansans, rated fifth in this week's Associated Press poll, play his way his hard-fighting crew battled its way to a five-point lead with ess than three minutes to go. Kansas, noted for ball-stealing tactics, put on the pressure with an all- court press, but Tulane froze the ball to sew up the victory before a standing room only crowd of 5,500 screaming fans. It was a typical Wells' victory, '.hough more carefully calculated than usual. He told his boys to outrun Kansas if possible and take only "good, sure shots." His admonition paid off. Tulane hit 26 of 54 field goal attempts and, even more amazing, connected for 17 of 19 free" throws. It was the third victory lor unae- 'eated Tulane. The loss was, a bitter one for Kansas, opening its season and eye- ng the NCAA crown it lost to Indiana by one point last season. The biggest purse for a three- year old race horse was the S116.400 won by Straight Pace in the 1953 Flamingo at Hialeah. I Burns I Moth (Holes WEAVING Tears Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? ' RUTH MeCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sycamore BIythevlUe Saddler Due Out In April NEW YORK Ifi— Pfc. Sandy Sad- ller, the world featherweight cham- ilon, who hasn't had a match in nore than two years, said today ie felt, as good as ever, was in ex- ellent shape and figured he could esume fighting six or eight weeks fter he is discharged. He will be ligible next April. Saddler arrived here yesterday rom Wurzburg, Germany, where is a boxing instructor. FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W.Main Phone 3647 We Are Overstocked With CHRISTMAS TREES Check Our Prices Before You Buy! —One Week Special — Big Paper Shell Pecans - 5 Ibs. 1.19-10 Ibs. 2.99 ALL TOYS REDUCED BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. 120 E. Main St. Your best buy bears this tag! 6 ways better • Thoroughly Inspected • Reconditioned for Safety • Reconditioned for Value • Honestly Described DEALER SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 West Walnut Phone 4578

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