The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1953 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 18, 1953
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JPAGE TtfELVB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1953 Blytheville Entertains Whitehaven, Tenn., Tonight I ! Last Home Game For Chicks Until Jan. 5 Engagement BIytheville's Chickasaws take to Haley Field gymnasi- . urn's floor for the last time until Jan. 5 tonight when they . entertain Whitehaven, Tenn. i First game gets underway at 6:30. The varsity is du ' e to play at 8 o'clock. The Chickasaws. undefeated this year, will be going after their sixtii Victory. Bob Elliott Is Released He Was Named MVP for 1947; 15 Year Vet CHICAGO {#>)—Third baseman Bob Elliott, 37, the National League's most valuable player in 1&47, today was unconditionally released by the Chicago White Sox- Elliott played with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves tincl New York Oiants in a National League career that lasted from 1939 until the Giants unconditionally released him. Oct. 1, 1952, To American He switched to the American League last March 25 when the St. Louis Browns signed him and came to the White Sox June 14 with Virgil (Fire) Trucks in a swap for pitcher Lou Kretlow, catcher Darrell Johnson and sash. The Sox had hoped Elliott would provide batting punch and skill at their troublesome third base spot, but Trucks turned out to be Chicago's boon in the deal, winning 10 straight for the Sox and finishing with n 20-10 record. Troubled with strained leg muscles, Elliott appeared In 67 games for the sox batting .261 and .255 for the entire season. I They hold wins over Memphis' i East High, West Memphis,' Humboldt nnd Milan, Tenn., and Manila. Whitehaven is expected to field one of the tallest teams seen on the Haley Field court this year. 6-5 Center Led by a 6-5 center, Bonds, the Tenncsseeans' shortest man 13 Stnrnes, a 5-10 guard. Other starters range from six feet to 6-2. Whitehaven has won .six and lost two. One of its early .season losses, to Brighton, was re-versed recently when Whitehaven took a 75-38 return engagement. The Shelby Countians also have a victory over East, whom they beat 52-51. Blythevillc bent the same team 64-53 in its first game of the season. Impressive among Whitehaven's games are a win over Memphis Tech 49-46 and a close 50-49 loss to Memphis Central. Both of the.se4. Bluff City teams are usually strong city title contenders, Tournament Next Conch Jimmy Fisher's Chickasaws will be playing their Una game before entering the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Joncsboro's Arkansas State College on Dec. 29. Thus far, a high .shooting pcrcent- je and equally good hustle nnd speed have brought his club ulong little better than expected In early season play. Center Red Childress has been the big point maker on a Loam which pretty well divides its scoring. Red Childress He is pushed for honors by Bob- jy Jones, a sophomore guard who, with Tommy Mosley, gives the thicks tremendous shooting, ball landiing and speed in the out court. These three probably will be oined by Dexter West and Bobby Hill, a pair of aggressive ball lawks who'll hold vnrd positions down the for- Paddy Young 7-5 Pick over Graham Ily MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Paddy Young is a 7-5 favorite to spoil welterweight contender Billy Graham's bid Cor middleweight laurels in Madison Square Garden tonight. Graham, 31, boasting a victory t the 10-rounder. Billy will weigh over third-ranking middleweight j about 150 to Paddy's 160. contender Joey Giardello and draw with second-ranking Rocky CftsLellfini, has decided to aim for Bobo Olson's 100-pound crown. Weight Plus Vears A veteran of 120 pro bouts in 13 years of fighting for, Graham is spotting his fellow New Yorker 10 pounds and six years in Sports Roundup More to Yaokee-A's By CAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — In local baseball circles the first reaction to the news that the Yankees had obtained pitcher Harry ByrtI and first baseman Eddie Robinson from the Athletics without having surrendered a player from their five-pennant starting lineup was a sort of shocked incredulity. Mack's old safe. Another characterized the donl us the biggest steal since the Brinks job. Only Buffhmlnff One man who has known General Manager George Weiss of the Yanks for a long time insists 1.1ml, this is only the beginning and that (he other shoe will drop within a few days. That one, he says, will "How much money changed hands?" asked an executive of another big league team. "Let me guess $100,000." Upon being told that, according to the official announcement, the Philadelphia club got back only $25,000 it had paid .the Yanks for a minor league infielder named Loren Babe last season, the executive made a noise with his lips. "Let's see," he said. "Wouldn't j you say n fellow like Robinson j who knocks in over 100 runs would be valued at around $100.000 these days?" You doggone right you would. LOS ANGELES !.•?> Notre Power Prospect Dame's Frank Leahy and tho New "And what did the A's get? Lot's i Y o r k Yankees' Casey Stengel have that again slowly. Vic Pow- |swapped words of praise for the er? All right, we hear lie's got [other's team ai a reception Bob a real good chance. He'll help their attendance, too, if he can hit big league pitching. But after that what did they get in exchange for giving the Yanks a lock on another flag? Bill Renna is a fair outfield prospect. Don Bolhveg is ;is good as he'll ever be. They call that a Champs Meet: Casey, Leahy Maj. tell Hope and his wife held for Gen. William F. Dean, "Frank, you know what I the Yankees when we get in a tou;.:h spot?" nsked Stengol. "I tell 'em we're tho Notre- p;ime of baseball.—and that docs it." "That's a wonderful compliment straight player deal?" | lo mu - lmlSi Casey," replied the In other words, he didn't believe ; coach of the fighting Irish. "And it, and there were others who did! I'm not saving it just to return not either. One local authority says • the compliment., bin. for years I've he knows for an absolute fuel that Hold our lads they are the Yankees the A's, who are chronically short of college football. It certainly of cash, put 575,000 in Connie helped our morale." send .-.Robinson to play for his hometown Baltimore Orioles in exchange" for the brilliant young rookie pitcher Bob Turley. II doesn't sound too far-fetched either. The Yanks do not exactly need Robinson, valuable as he mifilit prove to Casey Stengel as a pinch hiUpr and first base relief for Joe Collins. Robinson would, on the other hand, give the Orto.les the occasional long ball they will need .so badly in their vital fir/ season nt the new stand. If Weiss should land Turley in ndfUlion to Byrd, the rest of the American League might as well give up now. The question mark in this fight is just how much zip Graham lias left in his legs, Billy needs plenty of spring for his left-jabbing, coun- terpunchinu' style of boxing. If he's lost it, he'll be n target for the 25-year-old Paddy's smashing left hooks and body assault. There's n lot of Dotting locally on the catch-weight . match. The last few days the heavier cash has been going for Young. Gets In Scramble Still rated as the No. 5 welter w.iight contender, Billy figures the middleweight.-., will be easier if he can whip Young, rated eightl among the IGO-pouncIcrs. "I might just, ns well get. in me scramble for Olson," said Graha There's lively interested in the encounter and a crowd of abpu 7,000 or 8,000 is expected to pa; upwards os $25.000 at the gate 100-11-9 Mark The bout,, starling at 10 p.m. EST. will be broadcast <ABCi line telecast (NBC) coast to coast. This will be Graham's 121st pro fight. His record is 100-11-9 with 25 kayns. He never has been stopped. Young's record is 4J5--3. He's been VniHecl twice, by Tuzo (Kid) PortugueK and Gene Ilair- ston. This year Graham outpointed Art Aragon and Ginrdello, lost a [close lii-rounder to Carmen B;i.<;ilio 'and drew with Basilio in smother j 12. Young whipped Ernie Dumnrlo jin a 12, lost a 15-rmmder to Olson for the American middleweight title, and knucKed out Sum my Giuliani in two rounds Nov. fi. HEED A PLUMBER? Uien call ORSBURN SOFFLY 1916 W Main Phone 3208—Day or Nlgtht Member of National Association of Master Plumbers C. R. ORSBURN, Mgr. 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This is rather odd, too, because when Walker was gaining national fame with Southern Methodist a few years ngo he did everything —but kick. "I recall only one field goal In hiiili school and three in college,' Walker said. "Kicking Is still rather new to me." When fullback Pat Harder became a victim of age, Walker took over the Lions' place kicking duties—both the long and short boots In the past, he kicked only from close up on the theory he didn't have enough power for the longer ones. Walker responded with 12 field goals in 19 attempts, several over the 35-yard stripe. This mark was .second only to Lou (the original Toe) Groza of Cleveland, whose 23 of 26 field goal attempts put him in a class by himself. It's almost a necessity for the Lions to get good place kicking against the Browns because Groza virtually kicks two or three game himself. Walker also kicked 37 of 29 extra points. The two misses were on bad passes from center. The slight, 170-pound halfback does more than kick, though. He was the best pass catcher on the team, with 30 reception for 502 yards. Me also rushed for 33' yards—nn average of 5.1 yards per try. Walker scored five touchdowns and wound up with P5 points. "The best part about having him on your side," says Coach Buddj Parker, "is that he comes through when you need it most." Blue Man Ready MIAMI I/PI — Hialcah dockers are impressed with the early training of Bhle Man who is making comeback try this winter. The VI NEIV in office ...this is! NEW Instant-Set Margins automatic, accurate, fast! NEW Touch responsive, feather-light! HEW "Write' 1 clean, dear, uniform! NEW Keylci'sr Action speed where it counts! This all-new Smith-Coroni "Eighty-Eight" Secretarial ij engineered for tireless touch, effortless speed and action. Try it! In your own office... Smith-Corona Don Edwards Co. Phone 3382 Blylheville, Ark. Floyd Patterson, Boxing Phenom, Is Being Obscured by Confusion By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Professional boxing, because of the thoroughly ridiculous thinking on the part of those in it, has become the most implausible end of the sports scene. Nothing points this out more clearly than the case of Ployd Patterson. The phenomenal young Brooklyn 167-pound Negro is the central figure in a dispute which sees his manipulator, Gus D'Amato, screaming that the International Boxing Club, and the handful of managers and shady figures who get along very well with it, have tried to freeze his tiger out. Billy Brown, on the other hand, shouts that D'Amato is just plain nuts. 'I'll match Patterson with Jimmy Slade," exclaims the IBC's Madison Square Garden matchmaker. "All D'Amato wants is some bum his guy can knock stiff in an eight-round fight. This is the Garden. We want good ID-round fights." That's where Brown is wrong. There have been numerous bright prospects — Ruby Goldstein, the w York lightweight; Young Stribling and Buffalo's Jimmy Slattery, to name three — who were magnetic attractions before they Bees Win, Paps Lose Walnut Ridge Breaks Even Blytheville's B and Junior teams split a pair of games with teams from Walnut Ridge at Haley Field Gymnasium last night. The Bees took a 72-35 romp while the Walnut Ridge juniors were winning easily, 40-23- Clarence Hall dumped 27 markers for the Bees and was aided by anky George Cohally, The Paps hardly had a chance against a smooth Walnut Ridge outfit. They failed to crack the scoring fee in the first quarter and couldn't hold the pace set by the visitors, j were old enough to box more than six rounds. Goldstein was at that stage when he shared a $55,000 purse with Sid, Terris for being knocked out in the first round of a scheduled six which was the main event of a Hospital Fund show at Yankee Stadium. * * • PATTERSON, WHO FIRST attracted attention in the Olympic- Games, would be a much bigger attraction and considerably more exciting in a six than one of those 10-round lullabies you so frequently see at the Garden. D'Amato, who started developing Patterson when he was 15, sees something sinister in the deal, pointing to dates which evaporated him. Brown sees nothing but headaches in handling D'Amato. As usual, in the beak busting business, both sides are wrong. Patterson isn't much more than 18, has had only nine pro starts. He was last seen in a fine knockout of the veteran Dick Wagner at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. He shut out Wes Bascom in eight. D'Amato wants to match Patterson sparingly and cautiously with catchers of the Wagner type. The One Big" Unhappy Monopoly yells that Patterson is ready for anything this side of Harold Johnson, Joey Maxim and Archie Moore, THE WHOLE THING reminds sharply of Bob Feller's American League debut in 1936. Feller, 17, didn't know how to properly stand on the rubber. For reason other than force of kid habit, the Iowa farm boy went to his mouth with the ball. He did a number of things wrong. He was such a tremendous prospect and drawing card, however, that umpires were ordered to be extremely lenient. The lad was allowed a lot of liberty until ready. The same should go for Patterson — if Octopus, Inc., only had enough sense to see it. The youngster easily could be be built to a bucks office draw the equal of no one since Joe Louis or Sugar Ray Robinson. Off his early foot, he coalcl be compared with those two. D'AMATO HAS NO reason to fear what the Blades and Tommy Harrisons would do to his meal ticket. As things now stand, it's a rather ridiculous argument that, interests only boxing people. But it sets forth clearly the reason why even elevator boys don't attend fights any more. Professional boxing is the only business which would contrive to keep a 'rousing attraction hidden from the public. Harrison Tops Memphis Team Harrison High School's senior boys came up with a victory over Booker T. Washington of Memphis 49-37 in the Harrison gymnasium last night. The Harrison juniors, however. dropped a 33-28 decision to tha Memphis juniors- Last night's game closes the Dragons' pre-holiday season. They'll go into action again on Jan. 2 when they will be host team for an invitational Tournament here. i I For Your Christmas Pictures: • FILM • FLASH BULBS MOVIE FILM COLOR FILM POLAROID FILM $100,000 Widener is his target. The horse hasn't raced since July, 1953 but his legs show no itgns of the "bowed tendon" which orccd him to the sidelines at his peak as a sophomore. 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