The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 21, 1953
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 195S m.YTHEVTI.T.E (ARK.) COfRFKR NEWS PAGE FIFTEEN Arkansas Sporfetfes Santa: Don't Forget These Big Stockings Dear Santa: Don't forget our sports find useful are listed here. ^BOWDEN WYATT. University of Arkansas football coach — Scoreboard victories instead of moral victories. Good spring practice weather would help get those sophomores ready. ALLAN BERRY, War Memorial Stadium manager — Two new teams to show the fans who are (srowini? a bit tired of seeine; the Philadelphia Eagles every year in his pro football same. EMET HARTY, Cotton States League president — Enough men wealthy enough or foolish enough to provide financial backing for the league to make it through another season. One Victory HOT SPRINGS high school foot- hall fans — They won't be hoggish, SanU. Just one win would be appreciated. GLEN ROSE, Razorback basketball coach — A little polish for some of those big boys on the freshman team; meanwhile, patience to struggle through another season with inherited varsity material. FROSTY ENGLAND. Arkansas State football coach — A fifth bowl team; but. if that's askinj? too niuch. a successful year of character building. ALAMAR. MCHAN AND FLOYD 'sAGELY. graduating Razorback prrid greats — The opportunity to pet in one season of pro ball before going Into active military service. BILL NORMAN, new manager of the Little Rock Travelers — A transfusion of young ball players who have the winning habit. HORACE THOMPSON, president of Arkansas A&M College — A reminder that Jim Benton coached the Boll Weevils to the AIC football championship while also handling his private business interests and that no full-time coach could do more than that. Series for Kell JIM LEE HOWELL. new coach of the New York football Giants- Plenty of college stars to start his rebuilding program. GEORGE KELL. Swifton's gift to the Boston Red Sox — A long overdue chance to play in a World Series. CLAIR BATES, Van Buren High School basketball coach — A case of nerve medicine to help htm through a season in which both his boys nnd girls teams are strong B C9ntenders for state titles. • ELMER SMITH, Southern State grid mentor — He just wants the sports writers to believe him when he says he doesn't have the hosses. A Little Sleep PREACHER ROE AND JOHNNY SAIN, still Arkansas' top major league pitchers — Some more of whatever it is that keeps their arms so young. MEL McOAHA, Arkansas AJtM basketball coach by winter and Shreveport baseball manager by »T CAM, BEI,L Associated Preu Aportt Writer friends in your rounds this year; some things they summer — A few nights sleep, at ARKANSAS OOLFDOM Will least in the fall. JOHNIE BURNETT, executive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association — More aspirin for those headaches over Inellglbfllty of high school athletes. worthy successor to Ross Collins, u-ho gave up the state amateur crown when he moved to Texas. OUR READERS — A sense of forgiveness and the very best of everything. U. S. Netters Hire Australian Pro MELBOURNE, Australian professional Dinny Pails lias h een hired to help sharpen up the American Davis Cup tennis team for the Challenge Round against Australia here next week. Bill Talbert, captain of the TJ.S. contingent, said today Pails will mn Ihp Ampi-trans tomorrow and join the Americans tomorrow and work out twice a day with the team through Saturday. The Americans will also have a chance to work out with Ted Schroeder, who was ft member of the U.S. team two years ago. He is here on a writing and radio assignment for an Australian news- slgnmenl tor an Australian newspaper and has offered his services. The Challenge Round draw is scheduled Saturday. The matches will be held Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. Not Teacher "We are not getting Pails as ft teacher, although he can help in that respect." Talbert said. "Our purpose In hiring him is to give the boys some first class competi- Frick Names Committee It'll Study Sport's Position NEW YORK Ifl — A nine-man committee of major and minor league executives appointed by Commissioner Ford Frick will study the basic structure of baseball "to see if we are on the proper ground," "If we are not." F.rick said in announcing the committee, "it is time to get on it." The committee, called to meet Jan. 1, will go over such problems us the "reasonable" advancement of qualified players, unreasonable concentration of player talent and high bonus payments to untried youngsters. ; Although Frick did not. mention the Supreme Court decision on baseball in his announcement, the ' meeting' date comes almost two months to the day after the high court ruled thai baseball is not subject to federal antitrust laws. Frick commented after the Nov. 9 decision that "It does not mean that baseball Is granted a license to do us It pleases." tion this week.." Pails served as a trial horse and coach for the Belgians last week and it was mainly through his efforts that the Europeans threw a scare into the Americans in the interzone finals at Brisbane. Pails, now a little chubby and balding, formerly was a member of the Australian DaVis Cup team. Pie later turned pro and toured with Bobby Riggs' tennis exhibitionists, having a long series with Pancho Segura. Still Good One of the game's all-time great stylists, Pails still plays top-flight tennis and there are reports he challenged Frank Sedgman to a winner-take-all court duel. "Palls has wonderful ground strokes and we think he will help step up the pace of our boys," Talbert said. "I particularly plan to have him work a lot with Seixas so Vic can get back on his game. Also, Pails is an Australian and can give us a different kind of competition. He should quicken the interest among the fellows who might tend to get dull playing just among themselves." The American team drilled both morning and afternoon today at the Kooyong courts, where the Challenge Round will be played. RINK OR RING 7 Referee Bill Chadwick trios lo separate Cool-Re Skov, 12. of the Detroit Red WHIRS and Max Bentlcy of Ihe New York i-lub as a hassle erupts into a gcnerll melee at Madison Square Garden. Among those involved arc the Rangers' Dean Prentice, 17. and Bob Chrystal, 6. Neither side won the fight nor the came, which ended in a .1-3 tlf. (NBA. Sq Bevo Keeps on Playing in Spite Of the Pains of Appendicitis Oriole Boss Is Optimist BALTIMORE I* — If the Baltimore Orioles reach sixth place in the American League next season. President Clarence D. Miles says he'll consider the baseball team's major league debut a success. However, he added in * television interview yesterday, "I urn hopeful that we can reach fifth." And after next year, he expects the club acquired by Baltimore following a last-place finish in St. Louis to keep on climbing. Miles predicted it would be a first-place contender in two years, "more possibly three years. The easy way to do your Christmas shopping late...Give nd be M /ie ii>or.,.when yon decide lo pT« 7Crown. No worry almiit "What size?"— or"What rxilor?" No chopping around in crowded store*. Taken only • moment tobuy the only whiekey that, tells your friendu;— "Only the finest isjint enough Jor you!" America's Finest Gift Whiskey SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. 8LENOEO WHISKfY. 14.» MOOF. ti% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. SEAGRAM-DISTIllERS CO«r., N. T. MIAMI BRACK, Fin. ^ — Not even an attack of appc.u'iritis can stop the sensational scoring antics of Clarence <Bcvm Fran- cis, the skinny sophomore center nnd sp;tri;plufi of Rio Grande Collet's bnskrtball (cam. Fr;mris suffered a mild attack Saturday night during nio's game with [.*?. University of Miami nnd spent the l»sl few minutes of the first quarter on the bench. The pa Us passed quickly and e re-enl/red the game and paced Is mate* to a 98-89 victory. The -foot-!) -Ciller wasn't up to his sual hfcli-Kcoring form tmlil the econd naif, but then he cut loose and picked up 32 poinls lo bring SWC Prestige Is on Ascent Loop Has Great Week in Basketball DALLAS iffl — Rice nnd Vandcr- [)flt, a couple of undefeated teams, clash at Nashville tonight In a "nine that crmld put the Southwest Conference highest, in thn interscc- (Jonal liniolif-'ht In its basketball history. Conference learns had a tremendous week aloiiR; the lntm\sectionnl front flS Rice led the way to six his night's total t,o 48. "Bevo cum ft over to the bench and asked me to take him out when the pain got bad," Coach N'owt Oliver reported, "In just a few mtntues he said he wn.s nil right and asked me lo send him buck in. I, told him J wasn't interested in winning if it might affect his health, but he insisted he was okay and f let him start the second quarter." victories in 10 games.. It pulled th« league to a 10-13 record lor the season. Four of this week's five Raines are intersectlonal and if they all are won. (ho conference would be ahead for the first time since anybody can n»member. Vandorbllt is a tough proposition for Rice, however. The Commo; dores have been a psiin in the neck • to the conference. They beat Snuth! ern Methodist and Baylor, a couple of the league's lirst teams. Tonight's schedule finds ; Bi'ylor playing Memphis State at •Memphis. Southern MethortisV heal ; Memphis State G6-R3 last week. To, morroW night Arxarisas plays i Washington at Little Rock and Southern Methodist takes on Oklahoma City University at Oklahoma i City. Arkansas previously has de; feated Washington. Gets Deer with Ax CARROT RIVER, sask. w — j Fanner Adoln'he .Johnson baeged ibis quota of two deer with an ax. I Me. saw the. deer \vuh their horns locked in u death struggle, and re- j turned with the first weapon he I could find to dispatch the deer. 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