The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 16, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT Tribe Home Fr Gets Fifth Victory WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 105J must not overlook he gave us of th« '<) our arsenal, jur stock pile of •\ f,»p f ,*~ ''. jjl Chicks Defeat Manila 79-53; Bees Also Win Whitehaven, Tenn., Will Come to Haley , Gym This Week f Having taken their fifth 1 win in as many starts, Blythevilie's C h i c k a saws turned their eyes toward Whitehaven, Tenn., which comes here Friday night and the Northeast Arkansas tournament which gets started Dec. 29 in Jonesboro. Last night in Manila, the Chicks picked up a 79-53 win with reserves dividing time with regulars. Friday night at Haley Field Gymnasium, they'll be out to protect a perfect record when they entertain a reputedly-strong Whitehaven team. Nine Score Nine men got Into the scoring act last night with Bed Childress' 24 points being high. Tommy Mosley hit for n for second high. Blythevllle held an 18-8 first quarter lead and was ahead 39-24 at the half. The Chicks had another good night from the field, hitting on 45 per cent of their tries. Manila had a 35 per cent average. Dexter West fouled out early in tfte second quarter and Childress found himself with four fouls well before the end of the half. Bees Win The Blythevllle Bees also came up with a victory before n slim Manila crowd lust night »s they defeated the Manila B team by «3-41. Chuck Langston's 18 points •were high. He was followed by Earl Hyde with 11 and Kenneth Stanley with 10. Braden's 20 markers paced Manila's A team effort and Scott nnd Davis each had nine for the the Manila B team. Friday night, the Bees will get things started here at 6:30. Coach Jimmy Fisher explained he is moving the B game up so the feature contest can get start- Arkansas Sportettcs Glen. Rose Was Right, Has No High Scorers By CAHL BELL Associated Press Sports Writer In starling off the new basketball season with tw victories and one loss, the Arkansas Razorbacks have fo lowed Coach Glen Rose's form chart to the letter — 01 perhaps we should say to the fraction of a point. hind McDonald with 24 point apiece, arc sophomores. They ar the first boys of his own ehoosin, that Rose has been able to brin Back In November, Rose was going over his team's prospect: and said: "We lost our three high scorer: of last season—Gene Lambert am Walter Kearns by graduation am Manuel Whitley to the Army. With out a real high scorer this season we'll just try to come up with a bunch a! eight-point scorers." May Co Up Well, after three games the Porkers' leading scorer Is Leo McDonald with 27 points—un average of nine per game. Pour others are averaging exactly or within a frac- ,ion of eight points—Gerald Burnett, Buddy Smith, Norman Smith nd Orval Elkins. Another, Carroll Scroggins, has a seven-point average. Chances are some of the polnt- per-game averages will go t up tif- Rose selects a starting' linen}). His experimentation so far hasn't permitted any Kazorback to play :nough to pile up a big total. It is significant that Barnett and Buddy Smith, who rank right be- cd at 8 o'clock. Blythevllle Pus. Manila West 1 F Hatcher 1 Hill 5 F Wagner 7 Childress 24 C Braden 20 Mosley 17 O Pierce 7 Jones 11 O Horner 5 Substitutes: Blytheville — Langston 5, Akers 4, Cobb 3, Edgmon 3, Hall. Manila — D. Wagner 5, Isaacs 8. B Game Blythevllle Pos. Manila Ltingston 18 P 1 Harris 2 Hyde 11 F Gordon (1 Edgmon 6 C Oates 7 Hall 5 O Scott 9 Bnitchcr 7 O Davis !> Substitutes: Blytheville — Abbott 7, Conally 1, Thomas 1. Stanley 10, White, Bagley; Manila — Stecn 2, Shedd 1, Vance 2. up to the varsity since returnini to Arkansas a little more than year ago. They're the new part In big Glen's overhaul of the Pork er machinery. And you can bet your last bud that some of the current freshmen all picked by Hose, will be varsiti starters a year from now. The Arkansas State Indians wil represent Arkansas in the Tanger Ine Bowl—in name, at least. Of the 40-man squad Coach Frosty England plans to take to Orlando for the New Year's foot jail date with East Texas State, only 13 are home grown products. Six More Six other states have contributed nalcrial to the Indian roster, with lllnois' nine natives closely rivaling Arkansas' total. Other states vith an interest In the Indians stock are New York, Indana, Missouri, Michigan and New Jersey, nore footballers at Arkansas State mn any other city. There arc Ive Chlcagoans—Including Little •America HIchie Wolt—and five Srooklynites holding membership n England's Tribe. "We'd like to have a squad of 11 Arkansas boys," England ex- ilalns. "But we couldn't compete n our kind of schedule with Just oys that are left over after the University of Arkansas takes its 'Ick. And, of course, the University gets the boys It wants In Arkansas. So we have to look elsewhere." Whether It's his recruiting or bis coaching or a combination of both, England has one of the most amazing records in the nation. It's unbelievable that he hasn't been grabbed by a bigtinie college. He's young, though, and there's still plenty of lime for him to move up. Sports Roundup — 'Scientific' Groaners Return By OAYLE TALUOT NEW YORK (AP) — If wrestling is a dead sport, as some claim, it must be about the liveliest corpse kicking around these days. Fred Kohler, the big Chicago promoter has grossed over $350,000 this year at his two arenas, not counting the TV money from sponsors who sent his shows into 30 slates. HOW DO YOU GET OUTA HERE?—Referee Barney Felix extricates Carlos Chave/ from a clinch as the Los Angeles lightweight drops a unanimous decision to homegrown Paddy DcMarco at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena (NEA) a coma for 36 hours. Then he rallied, began eating again and seemed improved until a relapse Sunday. Twenty-four hours before his death, his personal physician, Dr. Curlin Craven, said: "He has put up a marvelous battle. He is going to die. It might be tomorrow or next week. Then again, it may be much longer." Barrow retired in 1947, Belling his stock in the Yankees for $300,000. He had been with the club for 26 years. Born Edward Grant Barrow in Springfield, 111., May 10. 1868. he was city editor of the Des Moines Leader when he first got into baseball as a semipro manager. He moved into organized ball at Wheeling, W. Va., in the old Inter state League, and then to Pater;on, N. J., Detroit, Indianapolis and Toronto. Pie quit baseball in 1908 to run Toronto hotel but came back to the sport in 1910 as a manager it Montreal. He was president of i his^yes, ^c h ^^i<^\^^^^^ ^^^ --'—' his overcoat (Which he probably j manager of the Boston Red Sox. las) don't call the cops. lies just a football expert who! Here he met Ruth, a left-handed lasu't recovered from the surprises and upsets of the 1953[pitcher, and changed him into an outfielder. "It was the biggest gamble I ever took in my life," Barrow admitted later, "but I never had reason to regret it." By HUGH I'ULLERTON JR. NEW YORK (AP) — If you see a man walking around Ed Barrow, Father of Yankees, Dies of Cancer at Age of 85 PORT CHESTER, N. Y. (AP) — Ed Barrow, the man who discovered Honus Wagner, changed Babe Ruth into an outfielder and developed the New York Yankees into the most feared team in baseball, died of cancer last night. He was 85. In July he entered Port Chester *• United Hospital and his close friends knew his death was only a question of time. He remained cheerful. His mind was clear and he continued to receive visitors. His physical condition continued to decline and early in November he lapsed into Charles Favored In TV Go Tonight, By RUSS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) NEWLANO Heavyweight title contenders a The nation's sports writers and road casters, asked to name the urpvisc Team oE the Year in the Associated Press postseason poll, nine up wflh 54 different names nd they listed 42 separate games rider the heading of Outstanding 'pscts. The finnl count of ballots gave Those who like to follow trends might like to know. Incidentally, that Kohler has virtually banished the low comedy routines which "were popular for n number of years in favor of "scientific" wrestling. They claim you can see the difference. The National Hockey League hns a pension plan, now six years old. Which provides that ench ex-player after reaching 45 shall receive $90 per year for each year he wus in active service. The fund now has assets over one million dollars. To make this possible, ench player has S900 deducted anmvV'ly from his salary, to which management adds approximately SGOO per man, plus receipts from all-star games. The hockey players, in other words, though paid less on an average, kicks in considerably more to make his plan workable than our big league baseball players do. Baseball; Men with whom we have talked feel without exception that Washington got all the better of the deal through which Jnckie Jensen went to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mickey McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlctt. They Kay that Jensen, the former football hero, will not give the Sox the right-handed power they were seeking' to go with their extra-short left-field fence. Such power ns Jnckie has, they say, is to dead center. Other clubs, including Cleveland, claimed to have passed up chances to land the powerful young blond who broke in with the Yankees along with Mickey Mun- tie. IMicnum Flapped The Yankees must be doing some tall thinking about having to carry their bonus penoin, Frank Lejn, for two seasons since the storied young first baseman proved such a monumental flop in the Puerto ftlcnn winter league. The kid who Is aupposed to hit nothing but homers .struck out seven of his first eight times up and went hltless his first 21 trips before they sent him home. Another stovy from Puerto Rica, not verified, snys.thut Jim Rivera of the Chicago White Sox gave Mickey O'-en, manager of the Caiuias c .,1), a going-over in the loc-kor room when Mickey tried to binvl him out for not* obeying a .eachvii!e Defeats Bay Lions May Move Into New Gym Friday Night LEACIIVILLE — Bay proved no atch lor a fast-moving Lcachvllle am at Bay Inst night as the visits came off with a 64-50 victory. Ronnie Keraiett's 21 points led Lions to their win while Heny's 14 wfls tops for Bay. Leachvlllc's girls suffered their cond loss of the season in the 'ener, 50-47. Swihart tossed In 22 markers but :r team couldn't match the scor- g of Earls (31) and Frye (19). The Lions are scheduled to play ;ctor in the new Leachville gym- slum Friday night. However, the gamo is contingent a number of "it's". The floor on the new gymnasium id plumbing are foremost among ese. If the floor is In shape, how- p er, the game probably will be nye d regardless of whether Limbing is completed. Formal dedication of the new gymnasium lias been tentatively set for Jan. 12 when Jonesboro is scheduled to provide the opposition. Lcachville Pos, Bay Frye 19 Illinois the call as the No.l surprise team with Stanford, Iowa, Auburn and Army close hehind. The greatest upset, by a considerable margin, was Purdue's 6-0 decision over the 152 national champion, Michigan State, late In October. Very little had been expected of the untried Illinois team before the season started. But a couple of sophomores, J. C. Caroline and Mickey Bates, came along to turn it into one of the nation's outstanding teams and co-champion of the Big Ten. With Caroline smashing the Big Ten rushing record, set by Red Grange, the mini won seven straight games before they were stopped, 34-7, by Wisconsin. That game, incidentally, was ranked No. 5 among the season's upsets by the voters. Sixty of 279 voters listed Illinois s the No. 1 surprise team, 31 more put the Mini second and 21 third. Stanford Second On the usual 3-2-1 scoring basis Ihat counted up to 278 points. Stan ~ord, which just missed out on the Pacific Coast Conference title and ;he Rose Bowl assignment after beating the eventual winner, UCLA collected 38 first-place votes and 163 points for second place. Then came Iowa with 154 points. Auburn with 148 and Army with 105. Ail these were teams which fin- shed strongly and with good season records after being overlooked n the preseason calculations. Iowa led mighty Notre Dame after wal- oping Purdue and Minnesota; Au nirn, at the bottom of the South eastern Conference standings year ago, finished close to the top his year, and Army won the unofficial Eastern title. In addition to Purdue's victory over Michigan State, other notable upsets were picked in this order: Mississippi Southern's 25-19 victory over Alabama, Houston's 37-' Sanders 9 [beating of Baylor and Iowa's 14-14 "--'- " tie with Notre Dame. Ruth was sold to the Yankees In 1920 and Barrow soon followed as business manager and secretary of the club. Col. Jake Ruppert was the president but everybody knew it was "Cousin Ed" who ran the club. Barrow took over as president when Ruppert died. In 1946 he became chairman of the Board of Directors when a syndicate headed by Larry McPhail bought the team. don, Scott. Thweatt. Leachville — Hern- Give Him Golf Equipment For Christmas I have a complete line of nationally advertised golf equipment by Wilson, Spaldlng, McGregor and others. This Christmas give him golf equipment. • Club* • Balls « lines • Cart* • Shots • Splrtswear Paul Farrington, Pro. Blvlhevllle Country Club Phone 9726 EXPERT SERV COMPLETE STOCK OF R PARTS OIL AND GAS FIRED BOILERS AND FURNACES Call 8181 CITY ELECTRIC "Serving Northeast Arkansas & Southeast Missouri" 109 South Fifth Blytheville n office -typewriters? ...ifi$ is! MEW Instant-Set Margins automatic, accurate, fuel NEW Touch responsive, feather-light! NEW "Write" dean, clear, uniform! NEW Keylever Action • speed where it counts! This all-new Smith-Coroni "Eighty-Eight" Secretari»J it engineered for tireless touch, effortless speed »nd action. Try it! In your own office... Smith-Corona Don Edwards Co. Phone 3382 Blytheville, Ark. Local Hunters Get Five Bucks Five deer were bagged Monday in a Blytheville hunting party in Phillips County as the first day of Arkansas' second half of deer season opened. Reported as getting their bucks the first day were Marcus Gaines, Bill Stovall, Cletus Bailey and Clarence Moore. One other buck was killed in the camp that day, too. It marked the largest single-day of the Blythevllle camp neav Whiskey Chuts. Harrison Junior Teams Cop Wins Harrison Junior High boys and girls beat the Luxora Junior High boys and girls in a double header ,t the Harrison High School gym, with a score of 15-16 for the girls and 17-18 for the boys. The senior and junior high school boys will meet the Douglas High of Memphis. Tenn., senior and Juniors tonight at Harrison at 7:30 p.m. Ezzard Charles and Coley Wallace battle it out here tonight in a iO-round fight, the outcome o£ which carries important implications. Former champion Charles can The experts, unswayed by sentt- strengthen his claims for another crack at the crown he won in 1949 and lost in 1951 to Jersey Joe Wai- cott. He failed to regain it from Walcott and has been on the challenge-fringe since. If he doesn't win tonight he's "dundee," in the parlance of the fight mob. This is a nationally televised encounter, starting at 10 p.m., EST, in Civic Auditorium. Wallace, 25, younger and with the burning ambition to fill the shoes of his idol, ex-champ Joe Louis, is ready to try to obliterate the 32-year-old Charles. A special reason for Coley's ambition is the fact he played the part of Louis in the recently released movie depicting the life of the great former champion. Dyess Takes Pair of Tilts DYESS—Boys and girls teams of Dyess romped to win over Luxora teams here last night, the boys winning 72-59 while the girls handed the visitors a 44-30 setback. The Eagles, led by the 21 markers of Barnes, outscored Luxora 2213 in the second quarter to put them on the road to victory. Sullins with 25 and Gray with 22 were high scorers. Luxora never really threatened 'he Dyess girls who were led by Taft's 17 points. Mae Clark's H was high for Luxora. ment, think Charles is a certain winner. The New Yorker will have a weight advantage of 205 pounds to 187. Charles, ringwise, lean and tough, has trained impressively. Co-managers Tom Tannas and Jake Miiitz describe him as "mean." Caruthersville , Rallies for Win Tigers Come Back From Halftime Deficit CARUTHERSVILLE — Coming back from an eight-point first half deficit, Caruthersville's Tigers took i 57-42 decision from Steele here ast night. The Tigers trailed 11-8 at, the end of the first period and were behind 27-19 at halftime. But in the third period, they got 18 pointy while the visitors were getting: only^ seven and outscored Steele 20-8 in the final period. Caruthersville entertains Portageville here Fridpy night. Caruthersville Pos. Cravens 19 McClanahan 4 Wilson 4 Pranks 9 I- 1 F C G Abernathy O Substitutes Steele Poole 12 Isbell 11 Spence 7 Kellems 7 Karnes 5 Caruthersville — Gregory 13, Hughes 8, Darnell; Steele — Crews, Wimber- Dorris. A GIFT SUGGESTION MEN He Will Treasure a Copy of Esquire's ''Handbook For Hosts" $3.95 An interesting book of food and drink recipes plus tips on being a perfect host. Delightfully illustrated in the Esquire manner. Ted Sautter's "Bottoms Up" $7.50 A book of drink recipes, alphabetically indexed and cleverly illustrated. Both books will make delightful reading and something that is different. Fine Liquors FOSTER'S Party Foods Tlie Greatest American Wliisleey in a Gracious Colonial Decanter Makes Girt Shopping Easy Decanter, regular firai or pint in tne noliaay carton. No extra cLarde for decanter. 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BONO DISTILLED AND IOTTLED IY YELLOWSTONE, INC., LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

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