The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 17, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLI.E f ARK.) COURIER NEWS Okay of One-Platoon Is Given by Writers By HUGH FULLERTON JR. NEW YORK (AP) — The decision of the college football rulemakers to switch from platoon" football to limited substitution received a hearty vote of approval today froi the nation's sports writers and broadcasters. But there were enough differences of opinion reflected in the ballots of more than 300 newsmen participating in the Associated Press postseason poll to indicate that heated arguments likely continue a!' winter. other. | .One schon! maintained that th A few of the experts admitted : 1953 two-way football was fastc they liked the single-platoon gameiiind more interesting. The oppos because it made covering football ; lion maintained It .was slower and easier. A pood many more said ;duli. the public liked it better and could , Jan. 11-13 to consider the effects of the rule change made a year before and to decide whether it will be retained, modified or abandoned. The votes of 123 football writers and broadcasters say "keep it," , Standardized? (follow the game more easily with j Many of those oppo'-m" limited The NCAA Football Rules Com- only one group of players, instead Mubstiitilion said it increased the mittee will meet in Sarasota, Fla.. of two, in action. I number and severity of injuries Emphatic Others claimed there had been no From there on the opinions were increase. A couple, favoring the as emphatic as they were divided one-platoon system, said they'd and. to some extent the name ar- change their ininds'if it could be Ruments were used on both sides, shown that more players were K was claimed, for example, (hat {hurt. I the limited substitutions helped the I Minority proposals were that although 10 of these proposed mod- smaller colleges financially and i rules for high =chool <'olle»e and ifications of one sort of another, (gave them a better chance of professional football' should be There were 59 negative oallots, 6 j beating the big teams. And it also I standardized and that free substi suggesting a compromise of some was claimed that the rule hadjtution should be permitted but sort and only 14 whose opinions failed to accomplish its purpose (squads should be limited—usually weren't definite one way or thehn helping the small schools. | to 33 men—for any game. Charles Back as Contender THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1953 competition with this country, (NEA) By RUSS NEWLAND SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lean, mean Ezzard Charles, the former heavyweight cham- , was banging at the title door again today following his impressive victory over Coley pion Wallace last night. Charles, fighting in the same powerful fashion as when he wore the crown from 1949 to 1951 stopped Wallace just 17 seconds before the scheduled end of the nationally televised 10-rounder. Argument Although he won in masterful fashion and led from start to finish, Charles' win provided the setting for a hassel over whether he should be credited with a knockout or a TKO. . •The No. 3 heavyweight contender dropped his younger rival twice in the 10th round. The first one was for a nine count. Wallace hit the canvas from a right to the jaw. He staggered to his feet and went down again from a right and left to the chin. The time was 2:43. Referee Prankie Brown did not count over the fallen Wallace. According to California State Athlet- ic Commission rules, It should have been called a technical knockout. Brown, in his report to the commission, said It w knockout. Two judges, Eddie James and Toby Irwin. like Brown old-time ringmen, said it was a TKO in their first report but later changed it to conform with Brown's decision. Willie Ritchie, former world ightweight champion now chief commission Inspector for northern California, said It was a TKO but Commissioner Joe Phillips said he vould abide by the referee's ruing. Charles, 32, was In championship form. He proved, that experience and top condition can overcome such physical advantages as Wallace enjoyed because of his youth and size. Wallace Is 25 years old and stands 6 feet 2. He weighed 201 pounds to 190 for Charlies. Ezzard indicated he Is gunning for a title match with champion Rocky Marciano. Charles dominated the fight from start to finish. Wallace's best s™'med ^V h even eC bcc i au' j ^ •.".L.du managed to crack Charles Paps Play Tonight- Chicks Tomorrow Blyfheville Is Seeded Second in NEA Tournament at Jonesboro, Leachville Third Two days' of basketball activity get started at Haley Field gymnasium tonight at 7 o'clock. Participants will be the Blylhe-1 the lower bracket, was seeded third ville high school B and junior high | ind meets Wa]lm RWge m ^ f .™ ' encounter. j Yankees, Tickled Pink with Deal, Still Are Looking for New Pitching By MURRAY ROSE ° Pen ihe flood g ates ' The oth <* clubs will have to In return for Robinson and Byrd, Renna and first baseman Don Bol who figure to strengthen the i wee:. Yanks immeasurably, the New | Powers, leading hitter in th Yorkers gave three players they ! American Assn. with Kansas Cit e, wa NEW YORK (AP) — "Tl scramble now." A big grin on his usually expressionless face, George Weiss, general manaeer of (ho N'ew York Yankees, made the comment after the world champions"hadI acoui^d siueeinS first baseman Eddie Robinson and workhorse pitcher Harry Byrd in an 11-rjlavpr• trarif City }^ mPhllacielphla A ' s whieh inclllded s ? me Promising rookies from the Yanks' Kansas with Washington and Philadelphia Robinson, a long-ball hitter who was 33 Tuesday, will vie with Joe Collms for the first base job and help fill the gap left by the retirement of pinch hitter Johnny M-ze The veteran from Baltimore hit only .247 last year but clouted 22 homers and drove in 102 runs A left-handed swinger, he'll have an inviting target in the Yanks' 297- foot right field wall. Byrd. 29, Rookie of the Year in :he American League in '52 when he had a 15-15 record with a 3 32 earned run average, tailed off last year. He wound up with an 11-20 •ecord and a 5.51 ERA mark Bollweg. 31, hit .297 in 155 times aj,_bat, while Renna, 27, had an average in 621 trips to the . an easily spare— Negro outfielder- jlast year with a .349 avera nfielder Vic Powers, outfielder Bill ; the "key man" in the deal for th lA's the Yankees said. Renna an Bolhveg were just utility player with the Yanks. Even with the addition of Rob Inson and Byrd, the Yanks ind cated they have no intention o standing pat with a four-aces hanc in their drive for a sixth straigh pennant and world championship "We're jn the market for a pitch er, said Weiss. He still had the |cat-ate-the-canary look on his face today after announcing the big Wednesday. )yess Hosts .epanto Team Only Non-County Team Left on Slate DYESS — Prom here on out, th two exceptions, it'll be Dyess trade Mississippi County. The Eagles take on Lepanto to- orrow night here and again at No cash was involved, the Yanks said, except for the return of $'5 - nnn ,„ *u_ . ._ ... v-"! 000 10 the A's for their purchase panto, on Jan. 22. other than j of third baseman "loren Ba"be"f a s't ose two games, the remainder of!April. three stiff lefts to the jaw. Charles had Wallace in a bad way in the final frame. Coley was standing up strictly on his nerve ind he took a real beating. Wallace said, "Charles is the lest man I've ever been in the •ing with. He has everything." Wallace's manager, Blinky Pa- crmo, went even further: "The way Charles fought tonight ^ can lick any heavyweight llv- ng. Wallace is still young and we now he Is a corner." . - with squads from Walnut Ridge. wun After Sixth in Row Sports Roundup Barrow: Kind to a Tenderfoot By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — To reach Edward Barrow's office back in the days when there was a block-long bootleg brewery just around the corner from our flat, you simply turned into a hallway off 42nd Street and walked up a flight and entered the first door that was open. furniture, a well-worn black leather settee. Barrow Appear? Mr. BarroW, Krichcll explained. In those days the Yankees were if anything, more glamorous thai they are now, even with their fivi straight championships. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were in theii prime, the greatest one-two puncr the game may ever see, and ar aura hung over the team which was powerfully impressive to reporter fresh from the Texas League. Big: Job We were to interview Edward Barrow, the man who had tamed Ruth and built the Yankee empire, and it is difficult now to recall what we must have expected to encounter. A few secretaries, anyway, and thick carpets and a suitable wait In a cooling-out room. Well, over there in the right- hand corner was an old-fashioned roll-top desk occupied by a bulky gentleman whom we were to learn was Paul Krichell, then as now the chief Yankee scout. He invited us to make ourselves at home on the room's other major item of was having a session with his barber and would be through in a few minutes. Krich seemed glad to have someone to talk to and made little pretense of hnving work to do that amounted to anything. Soon the door to the next room broke open, and there was Barrow saying, "What can I do 'or you, young man-'" He was an impressively big man vith bla,ck eyebrows the size of bat wings, and he wore an old Krey sweater that was lumpy at he elbows. He asked us in to cross from him at his wide desl nd in his gruff, though klnriJ> .•ay, patiently answered all th ool questions a Johnny - come ately could think up. There was a praclotis leisuri bout the place. As we were to earn, there was still another room eyond in which a few other Yank- ee employes presumably puttered about, but they attended to their own business. There were no newfangled interoffice talk boxes nor secretaries ducking in and out look ing important. The big man sitting behind the desk ran the Yankee? without frills or furbelows, and I is not recorded that an equal job lias since been done. We were to talk with Barrow many more times over the years and to come to admire him the finest, sports personality we have ever known, but when we heard of his death at the wonder- Tomorrow night, the Chicks will be looking for their sixth win without a setback in the young basketball season when they entertain Whitehave. Tenn. Coach Jimmy Fisher has said h will begin tomorrow night's B team game at 6:30 so the Chickasaw can get their contest started by o'clock. Tonight the papooses of Coach Bil McParlnnd will be gunning for their second win of the season. The Paps, who were stripped b\ graduation, picked up their first victory only this week when they lefeated Dell's juniors here Tuesday night. Jonesboro First Yesterday, the Chicks were seeded second in the annilal Northeast Arkansas Invitational tournament which will begin in Jonesboro on Dec 23. They drew Bay In first-round play and were placed in the lower bracket ami meets Greene County Tech In its first game. Leachville, also In eir schedule is with county teams. 18 — Lepanto, Here 1 — Misco, Here 5 — Armorel, Here 8 — Dell, There 12 — Keiser, Here 15 — Open 19 — Shawnee, Here 22 — Lepanto, Trere 26 — Wilson, There 20 — Luxora, There Feb. 2 — Manilla, Here 5 — Shawnee, There 9 — Keiser, There 12 — Wilson, Here 19 — Osceola, Here 20 — Osceola, There the A's got Babe was sent to Kansas City as part of the sweeping transaction. The other players in the deal were: Prom Kansas City: catcher AI Robertson, 25, who hit .278 at Kansas City and .204 at Syracuse last year; right-handed pitcher John Gray, 26, with a 9-7 record and 4.15 earned run average; third baseman Jim Finnegan, 25, .303 at Binghamton of the Eastern League last year. The A's sent the following to the Yanks' Kansas City farm- Babe. 25, .230; third baseman Tom Hamilton, 27, .196; and outfielder Carmen Mauro, 27, .255 We strengthened ourselves in he departments we needed help n most," said Weiss, "but the *s got a lot of good, young ball- layers which they need for their ebuilding." "It is a good start toward the egmnmg of a faster, younger bet- er defensive team that will ring he club into the first division ° aid A's Vice President Earle lark in Philadelphia. Power, 24, and another Negro utfielder Elston Howard, both ere celled up from Kansas City y the Yanks. They were the first egroes signed directly to the ew York club. Weiss said Howard efinitely will report to the Yanks' prmg training camp at St. Peters, burg. TkG/ffiff^Wji^ Armorel Ace Hits for 47 Carl Patterson Hot Tourney Topic Gold Glove Weigh-in Set Osceola Tournament Expected to Improve MANILA - Armorers dazzling OSCEOLA - Plans for Osceola's sophomore, Carl Patterson, put on | i.t)54 Northeast Arkansas Golden one of the greatest shooting dis- Gloves tournament are now going plays ever seen here last night but full speed under direction of thu couldn't save his team from a 64-60! newly-formed Osceola Athletic As- defeat at the hands o[ Dell in the j sociation. Manila invitational tournament. Play in the tournament advances to the semifinal round tonight and tomorrow night. Patterson burned the nets for total of 47 points, highest one-man mark of the tournament, in the dogfight with Dell. In other games. Dixie's girls beat Dell 58-41 with Shug leading the winners with 26 and Whistle high for Dell with 19, and Manila's girls won over Armorel 51-22, with 'Bellinger's 16 pacing Manila. Childress' boys took a 54-41 decision from Dixie as Walker pushed through 18 points. Good crowds have been on hand The annual ring show begins on Jan. 20 here. Schools for the first two nights of play in cn f. the tournament, but they are ex- "- pected to Improve as the teams move toward Saturday night's finals. Tonight's games started at 6 o'clock. re due to get Superiiitendent H. L. Stnnfill in announcine the dates, pointed out that weighlng-ln will take place on Jan. 19 this year. This will give tournament officials more time to pair and examine the boxers. This year's tourney Is expected to draw more fighters than any in the seven-year history of the event. Early indications are that more experienced fighters than ever before will be on hand. Mr. Stanfill pointed out that any- interested in entering, cither a team or unattached, should be present for weigh-ins on the 19th between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Osceola High School. Further information will be announced alter the firs; of (he year. TIME OUT! With ADAMS APPLIANCE 'At first we were quite upset. lit when offers started pouring n frnni basketball coaches it sonued to change things!" mi' I" Adams for your Christ- las cifts. Sporting goods—ra- and record players—Houseold items and appliances. Adams Appliance Co. Inc. J. W. Adams, Mgr. '6-1)8 »'. Main Phone 20H 'ul age of 85 we could only think of that first time when he made a young squirt feel so at home. WITH NOBLE GILL PONTIAC CO. TO SEE A COMPLETELY NEW LINE OF CARS! AMERICA'S LEADING PREMIUM STRAIGHT WHISKY* IN THE SENSATIONAL NEW 3-D *f27 f—5 ••• , A // / "* GIFT BOX It's the newest thing in the whisky business...a sensational new holiday gift box that is original in design, beautiful .to behold, and ready for holiday giving. Doubly wonderful because 3-D "Decorama" contains America's leading premium straight whisky. 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