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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1954 BLYTHEVIUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Pro Tennis Not After Amateurs By ED COKRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Kramer, ex-tennis star, current promoter and future tycoon of the professional game, is interested in no amateur at the moment and that goes for Lewis Hoad and Tony Trabert. -* "This whole thing is silly," the former American Davis Cup »ce P THEY GO — Niagara and ble for ^Salle players scramb abound under the basket at Madison Square Garden. In front are Charley Hoxie, 3, and Johnny Donohue of the Niagara Falls squad. Behind them is Bob Maples, 14, of the Philadelphia team, while his tearjimate, Frank Blatcher, awaits at the right. The Up-New York-Staters won, 69-50. (NBA) said today before sending his troupe to Madison Square Garden for the second session of their opening 1954 "tournament,' ' Not Good Enough "Neither Hoad nor Trabert could hold R racquet to my players," Kramer said. "Right now I don't want them and have not sent out any feelers. Naturally, I'm on the lookout for new and good players for the circuit, but right now I'm satisfied with Pancho Gonzales, Pancho Segura, Don Budge and Frank Sedgman. "Frankly, to my mind, youngsters like Hoad and Trabert have not proved themselves yet. Sure, If one of them makes shambles out of the major tournaments this summer. I'll be interested. What promoter wouldn't? But I made absolutely no contact with them to date." Cb»te> Kramer, who thinks about as he used to serve when he was the world's leading amateur, is varying -he script on his tour this year. Tonight, for instance, Gonzales will play Segura for the 14,000 Jackpot of the two-night stand. Budge and Sedgman will play for the conso- atlon prise. In yesterday's opening round Oontales, making a comeback at he tender age of 25, upset Sedgman 3-8, 11-9, 1311, and Segura :hopped down Budge, the. undls- luted, rule of the game In the niddle '30s 6-4,6-2. "By running the ahow like a tournament every night we'll give the boys more incentive," said Kramer. "Last year everyone collected his guarantee whether he won or lost. Now the winner each night will collect the major share of the purse." Bevo Has Fine Shot But Still Not Real Basketball Player By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — It has been a year since disbelieving basketball people began to read about the scoring exploits of Bevo Fran•yo is the. "six-nine" star of Grande College. At this time it year, people were speaking of his 116-point total against one Who's Next For Rocky? Bucceroni, Valdes/ Cockell, Nardico And Charles Named NEW YORK \&) — Rocky Marciano's opponent for a tentative Feb. 24 defense at Miami should be coming up soon, Dan Bucceroni, Danny Nardico, Don Cickell, Nino Valdes and Ezzard Charles have been mentioned although Ezzy probably will be saved for a summer date. Bucceroni gets a chance to help himself tomorrow night at Milwaukee when he meets Hein Ten Hoff the veteran German, in a non-tele- vissd match. Bucceroni, riding hot streak, is the No. 4 rated chal- f, ' ger to Marciano. Middles Battle Walter Cartier and Randy Sandy a pair of New York middleweight^ badly in need of an important victory, open the week at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight In a bout seen on TV (Dumont) In some sections of the country. Joey Giambra, fast - improving Buffalo, N. y., middleweight who now is No. 5 challenger, boxes Bobby Dykes of Miami on the Wednesday show (CBS) from Miami. Giardello vs. Panler Joey Giardcllo, No. 3 behind middle champ Bobo Olson, will try to take strong-jawed Garth Panter of Salt Lake City Friday at Madison Square Garden (NBC-TV) and ABC-radio. Glardello whipped Cartier and Tmo Portuguez Iri his last two starts. Panter's more recent victims were Pierre Langlols and Norman Hayes. The Saturday night show (ABC- TV) comes out of Miami where Chica Velar of Stamford, Conn., ~jts Pat Manzi of Syracuse, N. Y. t welter go. Armed is Honored HALLANDALE, Pl». (/p)_Armed, the Calumet Farm gelding who won the 1947 Gulfstream Park Handicap, is to be honored at • the seaside track this season. The old "Inaugural Handicap" has been renamed the "Armed Handle*?." The »ix furlong race will carry « (10,000 added purse and will be run on the opening day of th« meeUac— Much 4, Itti. ^ school and » 50-polnt average against others in amned tones. Bevo's scoring was /rivaling the best science-fiction en the market, most suspected. Francis' scoring and the celling job done by his coach, John Newt Oliver, soon attracted the attention of Madison Square Garden's Ned Irish and the little southern Ohio school was given a date in the New York basketball mecca. The booking—against Adelphl, « small local college—turned out to be one of the two mistakes Oliver has made, basketball people point out. It was a. mistake because Adelphi, 50-point losers to Fordham two nights before, came on to expose Rio Grande and Bevo as something less than a good junior college team by beating the visitors, 83-18. The other mistake came In the handling of Francis. Although he scored 32 points against Adelphi's live and six-inch smaller kids, basketball-wise New Yorkers were sorely disappointed. They saw A nice, gangling, country boy, who is, incidentally, a couple of inches less than the billed six-nine, and who has a lot of bas- cetball to learn. What bothered hem more was the fact that Bevo lad basic flaws which the fast- talking and cocky Oliver does not seem to be able to comprehend. Oliver sat and listened wide-eyed as a writer gave him advice. It wasn't supposed to be this way, for Newt Oliver, you see. He has made no secret about the fine coach he is supposed to be. But he listened — and he was learning — as he was told that Francis had to develop at least one other type of shot to complement his good jump shot. He also heard that Bevo had to learn how to come out and meet the ball when it was thrown to him. When that was done. Newt had to show Bevo a few incidentals, such as how to guard a man, how to rebound and how to move, instead of stand still, around the keyhole. Francis still has to learn how to play basketball. The job could be done. Bevo has as fine a. scoring touch with his one jump shot as can be found. He'll always score some with it — but against class opposition he won't score enough. Actually, Francis played a fine game — for the equipment he has Oliver, 29, should keep his nice kids In their class, the cage experts agreed. Newt has a date with North Carolina State In Raleigh Dec. 23. That should take care of big-time Ideas. SYCAMORE HOUSE at Ark-M* State Une Specializing in • CRAPPIE • STEAKS • COUNTRY HAM Operated to Jimmy KeherteM PHONE 9922 PAGE NOT! Senators Got Best of Bosox on Swap ME AND MY OVERSIZED SHADOW—Six-nine Clyde Lovelette. left, is understudying six-ten George Mikan. The former Kansas and Phillips Oilers' star is slated to eventually succeed the Minneapolis Lakers' Mr. Basketball. (NBA) No Football Rule Changes Forecast CINCINNATI (AP) — No major changes for 1954 football, in either the television setup or the substitution rules, were in prospect today as the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. launched its six-day 48th annual convention. The parent body takes no definite action on anything until Friday, but early indications were that, In the absence of any heated objections, the group would cling to the restricted television setup and the one- platoon style of play. 1300 to Attend Some 1,300 of the nation's outstanding athletic administrators and coaches were slated to attend the sessions of the NCAA and five affiliated groups. Not too many were on hand today for Executive meetings. Action Tomorrow ' The heavy action starts tomorrow when the American Football Coaches Assn.'s Rules Committee begins shaping up recommendations to be submit- By HARRY GRAVSON NEA Sporla Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Because they got two bright prospects for one, the senators hardly could have been short changed in the deal that sent Jackie Jensen to the Red Sox And unless Outfielder Jensen jells as a hitter, the Washington Americans obtained all the best of it, as they did in two earlier trail sactlons with the Yankees. They landed Mickey McDermott, a potential Lefty Grove, and Tommy Umphlett, a 21-year-old who broke into major league ball playing bril- linatly In center field and for a lime leading the league In batting. If Jensen furnishes the right-hand power the Boston club so sorely needs to balance the Fenway Park record with that of the road, the barter wil Hum out to be good for both outfits. Until last season, the principal rap against the Bosox was that they couldn't take Fenway Park's yawning left field screen with them on the road. The Gold Sox massacred the opposition in the Fens, stumbled and staggered on foreign battlegrounds. Last season, however, the Back Bay Millionaires did an about face. They played no better than .500 sail in their own yard, winning and losing 38, which isn't nearly good enough. To the utter amazement of the rest of the circuit, they bagged 46 while dropping no more than 31 while traveling. • * • THE REASON FOR the recession n the Hub was obvious. The club ost too many right-hand swatters who dropped their right shoulder right center and he's had trouble* hitting a curve, but the Boston hope Is thai a 77-game look at the Little League left field will change all Jensen's 10 home runs are not too bad when you consider the size of Griffith Stadium, where Bucky Harris says the fierce competitor sometimes became a bit discouraged when long pokes were only easy fly balls. Manager Harris attempted to Bucceroni to Meet German Heavy Champ By JERRY LISKA MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dan Bucceroni, the stand-up belt- er from Philadelphia, gets the jump on Ezzard Charles in '* towhead would try for a day two, and land right back where he NOW JENSEN SAYS he doubts that he will open his stance in oz'd to pull the ball. "I have hit very well at Fenway Park with my straightaway stance," he explains. The chances are that he will get .he bat around rapidly enough to drop sufficient fly balls Into the screen or against -the fence to up lis average and runs-batted In figure considerably. Washington required a left hand pitcher as badly as Boston needed a right-hand power hitter. McDernott claims he only learned to iltch last season, tfhen he won 18 while losing 10 with the excellent earncd-nm average of 3.01. He still has a lot of work to do on his control, for he walked 108 while striking out 92 in 206 Innings, which is 4.27 bases on balls per nine innings. Young Umphlett's punch hitting won't be as noticeable in spacious Griffith Stadium as it was at Fenway Park. The Nationals will have two of the flossiest defensive outfielders In the business with Jim Busby and night. tow P i towering Hem Ten Hoff, of Germany here tomorrow The Internationa] Boxing Club said U> be contemplating a Marciano-Chavles title bout in early April, but the former heavyweighl champloh from Cincinnati first must dispose of kayo-minded Bob Satterfield in Chicago Jan. 13. Mentioned Bucceroni figures he can put the pressure on the Marciano camp by trimming, more or less artistically, the 6-foot-3V 2 . 215-pound Ten Hoff in their nontelevised 10-rounder in the Milwaukee Auditorium. Bucceroni, Danny Nardico and Nino Valdes have been mentioned ns Marciano's next foe at Miami in February. 45-S nd tattooed that beckoning left Tommy Umphlctt. ield net and wall. Bobby Doerr Now all they need is a second md Dom DiMaggio retired. Junior (base combination, a right fielder, Stephens ran out of petrol. Walt Dropo was swapped; to the Tigers. Even Birdie Tebbetts was missed n that regard when peddled to the ndians. Something simply had to be done o restore that old left field feeling. Jensen, Lou Boudreau trusts, is the nswer. The former California All- America back's power has been to ted to the NCAA Rules Committee at Sarasota, Fin., Jan. 11. The coaches, -who had the one-platoon plan thrust upon them a year ago despite their one-sided poll against it, are expected to offer only minor changes. catcher, more pitching and a lot of other things. Don, Lee Fields On Mat Program Brothers Lee and Don Fields make their first appearance here as a tag team tonight when they combine their talents in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. The Fields brothers are booked to team against Chlco Cortez, the mad Mexican and chunky Charley Bucceroni, 26, has a six-year age advantage on Ten Hoff .but at 190 will be spotting the rugged German some 25 pounds. Bucceroni, with 45 victories against only three defeats, won his last outing by stopping shop-worn Freddie Beshore. ; But he looked far less Impressive in that November bout than did Charles in his last fight In which he blasted young Coley Wallace. So Bucceroni must shoot the works against the big German, who in 1950 lost a 10-round decision to Jersey Joe Walcott, but had the venerable American on the canvas. Keene In the main go. Although both have performed here before In single roles, this will be the first time the young Fields brothers have appeared here as a. team. Both ar» talented junior heavyweights. In addition to the main event, 'wo one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Lee Fields meeting Keene and Don talcing on Cortez. 100D PAIR—Trainer R. H.| IcDaniel, right, tied the all- time record for saddling win-j ners when Cornerstone, hisj 184th victor, came in at Bay! Meadows, Calif. Appropriate-1 ly, » guy called Willie Shoe-l maker, left! was in the irons. 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