The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 15, 1953
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-AGE TEN Rr.VTTTRVTT I R /ARK.1 COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1953 Chicks Seek Fifth Win Against Manila Tonight Manila interrupts its invitational basketball tournament tonight long enough Slytheville's Chickasaws in a pair of games at Manila gymnasium to entertain Blytheville's The Chicks will be shooting for* their fifth win in a row against n defeats and figure to be strong lav orites to make it. They hold wins over East High o Memphis. West Memphis and Hum boldt and Milan, Tenn. Late Start Off to a late start because of foot ball, which kept most of the squnc busy until one week before the firsi game, Coach Jimmy Fisher's Maroons find themselves with only one other game after tonight before the big northeast Arkansas tournament at Jonesboro. Friday night, the Chicks return to Haley Field Gymnasium for a contest with Whitehaven, Tenn. And that contest is due to be their last one before entering the tough Jonesboro event which gets started on Dec. 29. at Arkansas State College Gymnasium. That will give them only six games under their belts before doing battle with about the best Arkansas has to offer. Thus far, the Chicks have been riding on the rebounding and under- the-basket shooting of Red Childress and the outcourt potshotting of sophomore Bobby Jones. This pair has been point leader in all games thus far, although as a rule team scoring Is pretty well split up among the six or seven boys who play more or less regularly. Expected to start along with Jones and Childress tonight are Tommy Mosley, Bobby Hill and Dexter West. First game is due to get under way at 7 o'clock. Play in Manila's tournament will resume Wednesday. AAU Probes Status Of Track Aces NEW YORK (AP) — The brilliant track careers of Mai Whitfield, the world's top half-miler, and Wes Santee, America's fastest milcr, were threatened today by an Amateur Athletic Union investigation. The probe, ] Juropean tour [vowing by out of n i that charges against Santce de- American ruck team last Summer, was dis- Menil Mavraides, Notre Dame, kicked ,14 consecutive points after touchdown in 1953 to set a modern school record. He then missed his next three In a row. closed last, nitflit by Dan Ferris, AAU secretary, who snirt it concerned alleged violations of the •unateur rules by the pah'. If the charges are proved, Pcrri.; nicl, *>oth runners could be burred ir life. Thin Evidence They are not under nny form 3f suspension at, the present "because right now the evidence is oo thin," Ferris .said. He added lowever, that the charges— under nvestigation for nearly four nonths— had barred either man rom consideration for the Sullian award, the AAU's highest hon- r to an amateur athlete, Both Whitfield and Santce were mitted when the list of eight nth- ites eligible for the coveted award as announced last month at the AU convention in Washington. This was despite the fact Whitfield had been nominated by the Metropolitan New York AAU foi the award. Hold Top Murks In addition, WhUfield broke two records during the .summer and veloped out of Germany. The brilliant mller agreed that his only trouble on the tour came in Germany, but insisted that he already has explained it all to AAU officials. Wanted Camera "When we race on tours," Santce said, "they offer prizes that are products for which the locality is famous. The prizes may be steel knives, or suitcases, or glassware, or cameras and so on, I am a camera fan, and when J we went to Germany I suggested that all my be pooled so that I would get just one—a robot camera. A German AAU official Kentucky Keeps Rolling, Hits For 36 Points in Last Period By BEN PHU3GAR NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana, Kentucky and Duquesne, the big three in the first Associated Press weekly basketball poll — are making the experts look good. No sooner were they selected by the sports writers and broadcasters on the basis of the past week's performances than they went out last night and added new victories to their unbeaten records. In other action last night Oklahoma upset Wisconsin 69-65 and Alabama broke a two-game losing streak at the expense of Bradley The Hoosiers. in one of their .ou^hest tests so far, defeated previously unbeaten Notre Dame 6f>- 55. Big Don Schlunrtt was held to ern Kentucky into 10th from llth. Kansas and La Salle dropped spectacularly. The J a y h a w k s, ranked fifth before (hey had played IN THE MONEY—When Billy Teas ran a punt back for a touchdown to ecl^e [Juke, 13-10. he v;on Georgia Tech a second consecutive invitation to the New Orleans Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1. The halfback and his wife. Virginia, use stage money demonstrating the 585.000 the Engineers will collect. (NEA) agreed. "But when the tour was Too Rough For Referee India Aztec, the Mexican Indian, lived up to :sH his advance publicity over 'last night but his rough and tumble he s;iid they could not give me the i actions cost him ;mcl his partners, camera, nrnl I let him know that!Charley Keene and Chico Cortex, Papooses Get First Victory Juniors Down Dell by 40-29 Coach Bill McFarland's Junior, . ... .--.,- _.. High Papooses picked up their first I last night. Filth-ranking Louisiana nine points but Bob Leonard, a I a game, lost their first two and ashy guard, took up the scoring [fell into the also-rans. La SallS:, slack with 21. j upset by Niagara, slipped from 36- t Period Kentucky bounced Wake Forest 101-69 with a 36-point last quarter. The Atlantic Coast Conference Demons led by as much as six points in the early going but the Wildcats checked them on four field goals in the second half. Lin Puckett and Phi! Grawemeyer. a pair of sophomores, sparked the Wildcats. Duquesne coasted over Carnegie Tech P5--S2 with the starting five playing together only in the first quarter. Dick Ricketts tallied 15 for the Dukes. In this first weeVUy oil Indiana was the first choice on 3 of the 76 ballots. Kentucky was tops on 20 and Duquesne on 5, On the usual 10-8 etc. scoring system Indiana collected 743 points to f»2i for Ken- tunky and 584 for Duquesne. I.SU Winner Two of the other members of the new top 10 also played and won sixth to 20th. Luxora, Manila TeamsAdvance Leachville, Luxora Girls Also Move Up MANILA — Boys' teams from Luxora and Manila advanced in the 63-61. In the South Furman won Its first game of the season 103-75 over Virginia Tech with Prank Selvy scoring 43 points and Fred Fraley 34 for Furman. Southern Methodist squeezed past Memphis State 66-63. West Virginia beat Maryland 87-71, and Rice continued it oosds gtatr with a 56-49 decision over a good Tulane club. Out West Texas Christian continued its miserable road trip by losing to Utah 72-55. Manila invitational basket&r.ll tour-!'- Indiana <35> nament here last night as firsc-; -• -vsntucky «"J) The lending teams (first-place^ voter, hi pr.ventheses): .743 .621 round play ended. 3. Duquesne (5) 4. Illinois (3> State (1) three last campaign. winter in the indoor And Santee's 4:02.4 WARNING ORDER Robert E. Walton and Shirley Ann Walton are warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against them . of time talking those things by Blythevllle Federal Savings and — :il - "--- " : - - • ~ Loan Association. . Dated this November 30, 1953. SEAL GEBALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, Deputy. Marcus Evrard, Blytheville, Arkansas, Attorney for Plaintiff. 12/1-8-15-22 mile at the Compton. Calif., relays last June was the fastest ever by an American. Santee said last night after Ferris' disclosure that after their return from Europe both he and Whitfield had "spent quite a bit over with Dan Ferris, and I felt then that he was satisfied." In Los Angeles Whitfield said he had never accepted any prizes except those approved by AAU officials. Ferris said the alleged violation of rules by Whitfield took place in Sweden and that he believed Sports Roundup — Just What's With Paced I was very much disappointed and chagrined. I felt that if they could not give me the camera he should have told me so in the first place." Siintee also said tha- he roomed with Whitfield on most of the tour and added: "I'm quite positive he didn't ask for the things that he was accused of asking: for." Ferris said that the American AAU had asked the governing athletic hociics in Europe to substantiate the charges. Hear Boys "We received some information from them just before the Washington meeting," he said. "Now we have to hear the boys' side of the story. Then we will send that back to Europe. Right now it is still more like rumors than anything else." In Los Angeles Whitfield said Ferris' investigation apparently was prompted by two Incidents, one a so-called "endorsement" of Jerman track shoes appearing in a sports magazine and, two, a proposal of the Americans to forego several small prizes for one "good ' a victory in the tag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling- matches. Referee Jack Moody disqualified Aztec and hi;; buddies In the third and dcciriing fall for being too rough, awarding the match to Joe Welch, Edward Welch and Lee Fields. i The bout started off on a rough i note and jt gained in momentum as it progressed. The Welchs and Fields grabbe | the first full in nine minutes afte [Fields beat off the savage fistic a tack launched by Cortez and pi; him with a reverse crab . But the second fall went the otf 1 er way. After beating Joe Welc into semi consciousness, Corte Keene and Aztec went to work o Edward and Aztec put the clinche on him with a body slam and a pir Aztec threw Fields out of th pretty much its way in the thiv fall until Cortea and Aztec got little too anxious. Aztec threw Fields out oft h ropes and Fields' foot hecam victory of the season at Haley Field gymnasium when they met the Dell juniors. The Paps came off with a 40-20 decision. Led by the sharp-shooting of David Holt. Blytheville grabbed a first-quarter lead and never relinquished it. The visitors were hardly in the ball game after the first half. Thursday night, the Paps travel State defeated Texas A&M 77-50 with Bob Pettit scoring 27 points. Oklahoma A&M, No. 7 .routed Colorado 70-57 as 6-foot-ll Bob Mattick scored 28 points. The Cowboys hit on 20 of 36 field goal attempt's. Below the first three there was considerable juggling between the preseason poll and this week's first regular season balloting. Illinois moved up from ninth to fourth, Louisiana State from 10th to fifth, Whitfield, in an Interview, said he picture in the maga2ine and is accompanying caption were nibilshed without his knowledge ind consent. He said he received o payment for the picture or cap- twisted in the ropes. And whil Fields da ngled from the ropes Keene, Aztec and Cortez rushed in to the rinq- in nn attempt to sto] Joe Referee Jack Moody tired of thei actions after 10 minutes and dis qualified them. By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Will someone with a fine, clear understanding of such things please rise up and tell me why a paced four-minute mile would not be just as good a four- minute mile as any other kind? All we know is that the running , world from the two men, Wes San- purists say it wouldn't be the real | tee of this country and Roger Bannister of England, who might push him in an actual race to the four- minute goal. This hardly is the young man's fault. Our thought is that Landy should not be deprived of this chance to write a brilliant new page in athletic history because of his competitive isolation. article, and that the men who rule the sport internationally say they would not recognize such a feat as a world record. So what? They would not recognize it, but the four-minute mile would have been run, just the same. What Difference? What difference should it make whether a man attains the long- sought goal running against a couple of good half-milers in turn or against a field of so-called rollers who are not able to stay within 200 yards of him on the gun lap? In the latter case, is it a competitive mile, actually? Our immediate concern arises from the plight of a great young runner named John Landy out in Melbourne, Australia, the same who ran a 4:02 mile over the past weekend, the third fastest in recorded history. We watched John run a slightly less spectacular mile a year ago, and talked with him, and there isn't a doubt in our mind he can give us the storied ' mile the first lime he is paced. i Wised Up | L'andy thought so. too. a year [ ago. So did his coach and a num.- • her of prominent Aussie track of- ; ficials with whom we discussed the i possibility of such a test. They ': were all for it, apparently not hav- ! ing been aware, or having tern- ! porarily forgotten, that a paced ; race was out o( bounds in the eyes of the track hierarchy. Evidently they have received the word since, for Landy now says he would not he interested in tnak- fng the all-out effort and will go along running a few more races this (Australian) summer against the pack of nobodies he has available. Then he says he'll hang 'em up long before the 1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne. 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Oklahoma A&M Sullins hit 24 markers lor L"xont'S. North Carolina State while Mills got 15 to lead Valley,'9. Fordham (l* . ." View. i 10. Western Kentucky (2) Manila's Joe Pierce had 18 and j The second 10: Eubanks led Burdette with 24. I- 1 - Oregon State (1) Luxoni's girls, placed by the 15; I2 ' Oklahoma City (4) ... and 19 points of Mae and. L. Clark. ^' y^f c . 15. California .'.'.'. 1G. Nctre Dame .. Leachville's girls won literally j 17. UCLA d) without a struggle. Dixie failed tojis. Niagara ..7.. show up for its scheduled game : 19. Siena with Leachville. j 20. La Salle Four more games are on tap j —— -• -— 1 —Wednesday night. They include! girls' contests of D^ll vs. Dixie j and Manila vs. Armorel and boys' J games of Childress vs. Dixie and J Dell vs. Armorel. j got past Childress 36-30. Alice Barrow had 21 for the losers. .328 .234' .173 153 .126 .1'4 . 95 70 .63 .62 60 .59. .55 . 54, .54* 53 are in the tournament. Finals will Semi for Free Premiums ant! Fine Approvals. 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