The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 5, 1954
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f ACT EIGHT BLTTHBVTT.T.B (AMf.V COURIER TUESDAY. JANUARY. I, Blytheville Entertains Caruthersville Tonight Chicks to Attempt To Get Back Into Old Winning Ways Trying to get back into the win column, BIytheville's Chickasaws entertain Caruthersville at Haley Field gymnasi urn tonight, with the B game getting started at 6:30. The two varsity clubs will meet at 8. Coach Jimmie Fisher is not qui iure what to expect from the Ml sourians. They have won about half the games this year, apparently plaj Ing sound ball on occasions an being somewhat erratic at oth times. Leachville Thursday However, it is not felt that the achedule has measured up to some c the the opposition faced by th Chicks, who have swept nine their first ten games. ' For Blytheville, it will mark th Ho* Store League— New Negro Rookies For Cubs Banks, Baker Marqueztobe On First Nine By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK Ufl — Three Negro rookies may solve the Chicagi Cubs' biggest problem next season The purchase of Inilelders Ernie Banks and Gene Baker last 8ep tember and the drafting of out fielder Luis Marquez from Toledo two months later could give thi Cubs a strong second base combi nation and a standout centerfield er for the first time In many years. Marquez Can Run Manager Phil Cavarretta is counting on Banks to be his regular shortstop. He thinks Baker, who played shortstop at Los Angeles last year, can make the successful switch to second. Marquez batted .292 In the American Association but rapped 13 homers : drovo in 81 runs and stole 31 bases. He is a ball hawk in the outfield. "Just how Banks and Baker will work out as a second base com bination remains to be seen," said Cavaretta. "For one thing, Eddie Miksis is still in the picture. But if Banks can handle the job at short, I'll keep him there, because of his batting power. He's got a chance to be a real good hitter." Hit .314 Banks, who will be 23 at the end of this month, hit .314 in 10 games for the Cubs and smashed two homers following his purchase from the Kansas City Monarchs. The 28-eyar-old Baker didn't hit quite as well in a Chicago uniform last fall but he walloped 20 homers and drove in 99 runs on a .284 batting average on the Coast. Chris Kitsos, .221 at Des Moines, is another candidate for shortstop. His 112 Walks shows he has ability to get on base. 19 to Report In all 19 rookies will report to the Cubs' spring training: camp at Mesa, Ariz., next month. While none has a very impressive minor league record, Wid Matthews, director of player personnel, Is very optimistic, about their chances. "Lack of depth runined us last season, when every misery and misfortune in the book beset us," M.iUl!c\vs said. "We just didn't have t : ie reserve strength to ride out the storm successfully. "We'll be better next season because we'll have more depth than at any time since I joined the Cubs four years ago. Certainly three or four of the new kids should be able to make it." beginning of a tough schedule which will demimd its being "up" for ev ery game. Thursday night, the Maroons begin the meat of the slate when they travel to Leachville for their firsl appearance in the Lions' new gymnasium in a ball game which should be one of the state's top attractions That schedule incidentally, was shortened by two games this week wl en Newport had to drop its final pair of games. Conflicting district tournament dates was the reason. The Greyhounds' district tournament will be coming off the same week they were schedule to play Blytheville March 2 and 5. Tonight, Blytheville fans probably fill .see the same starting lineup which Fisher has sent on the floor since the beginning of the season—Tommy Mosley, Bobby Jones, Red Chlldress. Dexter West and Bobby Hill. But in the recent Northeast Arkansas invitational tournament, where the Chicks finished, second 'o Jonesboro, Fisher began to use his substitutes more and more frequently. Even In the 64-52 loss to Jonesboro, Charles Hall, Freddy Akers and Janny Cobb saw action. In other tournament games, Danny Edgmon and Chuck Langston broke into the lineup along with the other hree. This would Indicate that although Isher is convinced the 1st five is his jest, he has noted Improvement in he second group to the extent that le feels they can do nearly as well n any one or two spots in the line- IP, If not as a unit. Pointing for the district tournament which gets started March 10, ~ ':er's Chicks will be working on more accurate ball-handling and massing. Those were their weakest points n their lone defeat of the season. Kramer Has Plan To Build Net Power B; ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — All sorts of schemes have bee advanced for almost a week on how the United States ca win back the Davis Cup from Australia, but Jack Kramei one of America's greatest stars came up with a new on< And it might work. 4 He wants to give his tune an money to developing new talen The former amateur ace who on a few year« ago ruled the gam offered to contribute $7,500 an two months of his time In an effi to develop young players. Bucceroni Fights Tonight Faces German Heavy In Milwaukee Ring MILWAUKEE (&>— Philadelphia's Dan Bucceroin, a 2-1 favorite, and Germany's Hein Ten Hoff tonight box a 10-rounder which could increase the crowd hunting a try »t Rock Marciano's heavyweight title. The bout, which will jam an expected capacity 7,156 Into the Milwaukee Auditorium, will not be televised or broadcast. It the rangy, 215-pound Ten Hoff, former European heavyweight champion, should upset Bucceroni, an offer stands ready to bring Marclano to Berlin for a summer title defense against the 32-year-old Hamburg veteran. The 26-year-old Bucceroni, 190, who likes Ten Hoff has lost only three pro bouts, however, hopes to summer of coaching. The mot The plan sounds sensible an should prove practical It the Uni 1 ed States Lawn Tennis Assn.—th governing body of the amateur gam —approves. Kramer figures he will visit abou 85 cities on his professional tour the first five months of this year At each stop he would like to hav the local professional or schoo coach bring a group of the mos talented youngsters to him. Hi along with Pancho Segura, Panch Qonzales and Don Budge, woul look them over and pull out th best for special attention. Eight Btst After ha has looked over all th lads—he wants them all under 1 because they can be developed more earily—he would take the eight toi prospects to camp for an entir use the German as a. spring board to a Miami title bout with Marcla- no In February of a summer meeting wherever the cash might grow the freenest. Bucceroni currently ranks .he No. 4 challenger to Marciano. Abo standing impatiently In the ine waiting for Marciano's hand- ers to select his next challenger are Charles, Nino Valdez and Danny Nardlco. Clean Fences for Wings ROCHESTER. N. Y. (1P> —There ill be no advertising on fences at Red Wing stadium next summer, ler.eral Manager Vaughan (Blng) Devine of the Wings says the entire fence will be painted green to provide a standard batting background. , money he can get the better, h said. But If no one else wants to contribute he's ready to under write the entire cost hlmsef to prove it can be done. Pancho Oonzales won the 14,000 top prize of the opening "tournament" of Kramer's 1954 prbfes sional tour by whipping Pancho Segure 7-9, 6-4, 6-4 In Madison Square Garden last night. Frank Sedgman won the consolation round with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over ancient Don Budge. North Carolina state was the first Southern Conference team to play In the National Invitational basketball tournament. The Wolf- pack made its initial tourney appearance In 1947. >port$ Roundup — Change in Rules Hurt Lewis By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The Tommy Lewis, or 12th man, episode in the Cotton Bowl ame only serves to point up the dismal fact that there is very little opportunity or re- yard for free enterprise in the game of football since the busy-bodies on the Rules Committee kept pecking away at the regulations with their whereases and wherefores. There was a time not too many +— . , ears ago when the Alabama full- Think When Hunting COLUMBUS, Ohio (/P) — Failure to think Is one of the main causes for shooting accidents. Robert Davis, wildlife specialist at Ohio State University, says: "Some people seem to stop using their heads when they pick up a gun and start hunting. A study of causes of shooting n^clcl-'t much foolishness that could have been avoided. "Be discriminating. Don't tolerate careless companions. It's your life they are handling carelessly. Use your head and save your neck." ack, far from being an object of erision for his Impulsive tackle Rice's Dickie Moegle, would ave returned home to torchlight arades in his honor. There, they ould have said, is an Alabama oy who showed them how to use e old head. That would have been back here my fine Texas friend, Pete awthon, then conch of the Austin ollege Kangaroos, boned up on e fine print In the rule book id discovered that the only pen- ty accruing: to n team which accidentally" had an extra mnn the field while a play was in ogress was to get fined half the stance to its own goal line. That as in the mid-20's when the Kan- roos were a minor power in xns football circles. Well, as the swry came to me the time, It seemed that almost ery time nn opposing back broke ose for what looked like a touch- wn run against Cawlhon's team ere would come tearing out from e sideline an enger Austin Col- [ ge substitute to iiaul him down ell short of the goal. All the offl- als could do In such instances was gravely step off the penalty yards while the opposing conoh quietly thrw a fit. It wouldn't have been quite so bad, one coach who hart been thus victimized said later, if Pete had at least kept all the members of his small squad on the bench with him. But, no, he complained, there always was one Kangaroo on about the 20-yard line. He Bus- lying wrapped in his blanket down pected this was something more than a coincidence. How many times the Kangaroos employed their "sleeper" piny in the course of that embroiled season we are not in position to say, but It must have been too any, for the rules body got busy at its next meeting and wrote in the clause which nullified Lewis' electrifying play on New Year's Day and sent him home a crushed i young man Instead of n state hero, j r The "Worth More" car declares DIVIDENDI . for 54 OLD AND NEW — The new glove, right, is official in New York by order o!' Commissioner Robert K. Christenberry. It- has a shorter thumb than the old and integrated padding on the side of the fist prevents thumb, ing by decreasing the space between the thumb and fist. There Is space between the thumb and fist in the old glove. (NBA) Eight-Foot High Jump? That's What Gymnast Can Do CHAMPAIGN, HI. (ff)— Illinois may produce the track, sensation of the century-m high jumper who can clear eight feet and goes over the bar backwards. He's Dickie Browning, mini junior from Dallas, Tex., for two years ;he National AAU tumbling champ- .on. Browning's gymnastic specialty Is a running foreward hand spring, a roundoff, a fli-flop and, finally with terrific momentum built up, a backward double somersault. To reach the somersault climax. Browning shoots high into the air. He practices the trick as a matter of routine dozen of times a day. ils timing Is perfect. Charlie Pond, mini gymnastic coach, says: > 'Dickie has reached eight feet a lumber of times at at the top of his double backward somersault. He could go over the high jump bar while doing it." The world's high jump record is 1-I1Y2, feet set last June by Walt Davis, 6-8 Texas A&M basketball 'layer in the National AAU meet. Atkaiam Rice Owls Won't Be The Same Flock in '54 By GAEL BELL AuoeltM Fret* Sports Writer "Twas a really great hour for the Rice Owls — that Cotton Bowl gam«. But, after It was over, the coaches of the six other Southwest Conference football teams had a satisfaction not shared by Rice's Jess Neely. That is, the Owli won't be th* same next fall. The Elce Cotton Bowl squad, < which had lost its conference opener to SMU and then blazed its way to five straight victories and a co- championship, included 17 seniors. Eight of these were starters; four or fiv« others were first-line reserves, Johnson Gone Among the Owls who won't be back to torment opponents next year is Kosse Johnson, the All- America fullback. Chances are, however, that most of the Southwesterners had a whole lot rather contend with Johnson another year than to have to worry about stopping Dicky Moegle. He's a junior and will be among Neely's few seasoned returnees. This swift, elusive halfback who was the big wrecker of Arkansas (47-0) during the regular season and of Alabama in the Cotton Bowl was the Southwest's "find of the year." He had failed to earn a letter as a sophomore in 1952 and no one had hear of him until early October of the past campaign. His rise to fame was quick once It began. Watch Texas 4 SMU A good supply of experienced players is a prime necessity in the Southwest Conference and most other football big leagues. And, on ;his basis, it looks as though the teams to watch in the SWC next season will be Texas, SMU and Texas A&M, though not necessarily in ;hat order. Texas had only 10 seniors on its 1953 roster, and only four of them were first stringers. SMU is slated to lose only three starters and 11 reserves. Texas A&M, too, had only hree seniors in its lineup at the Mckoff and just eight others on its squad. Baylor Hit Next to Rice, Baylor is due to hit hardest by graduation. Nine- een of the Bears were seniors; ix of these were starters. Arkansas last fall carried 16 seniors. Five starters — including Steve Owen in One* Final Coaching Job MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — St«v« Owen, recent coach of the professional New York Giants football turn, said today he'd like to remain fas the professional ootehtag field but said his coaching plan* were ju»t for one week." He Is whipping ttie South iquad into a smooth operating machine for next Saturday's Senior Bowl game her*. IncentlT* The veteran coach w«« given the gate by the Giant* and his job was turned over to one of his assistants, Jim Lee Howell. The removal apparently gave him extra incentive for victory here in his rivalry with Paul Brown, Cleveland Brown boss and coach of the North squad. His professional record against Brown is even at 4-4, but since Brown began coaching in the game here he has beaten Owen in both their meetings. "My job at present," Owen said, "is to do a good Job with the boys down here." all-conference Lamar McHan and Floyd Sagely — have concluded their collegiate careers. TCU's seniors number an unimposing 13. but five were top hands and the Frogs didn't have much anyway. Of course, some team is likely to come up with a band of redhot sophomores—as Texas did in '52,^ So just regard this treatise. as no more than good conversation. You can't pick a Southwest Conference football race in September—much less before spring practice. Prim* Materiel And he has some prime material to do a good job with—»uch itand- outi (i Georgia'* pawing ao«, Zek* Bratkowskl; Texas Teoh'g most valuable Oator Bowl performer, Bobby Cavazos; Alabama'* Impulsive off - the - bench tackier. Tommy Lewis; and All-America linemen Crawford Mims of Mississippi; and J. D. Roberts of Oklahoma. After Owen was fired br the Giants, some New York sporta writers denounced the change. They charged that the rotund coach was handicapped during 1953 by a lack of player material, and deserved a better fate. Owen has been with the Gianta for 28 years. Fights Lost Nighff <By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn—Walter Cartier, 161, New York outpointed Randy Sandy, 158"/ 2 , New York, 10. Boston—urley Monroe, 137, Wor* cester, Mass., outpointed Freddie Vtonforte, 138, Brooklyn, 10. Holyoke, Mass.—Joe Micel.l, 148, New York stopped Jesse keeler, 141, Greensburg, Pa., 2. T.C.U. has been a member of the Southwest Conference sine* 1923. See * Wednesday Phillips Motor Co. Broadway & Chickaiawba Phone 4453 Budweiser First in Sales Sets New World Record • In 1953, Budweiser outsold every other beer in the world. > • The 1953 total...more than 6,700,000 barrels...which is equal to 92,310,000 cases of Budweiser... is the new world record for sales in a single year. • Budweiser continues its record for pleasing more people, through the years, than any other beer in history. But what pleases us most is that Budweiser pleases you most ... that you know Budweiser is such a distinguished compliment to good taste, good food, and good friends. ROBERTSON DIST. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Wholesalers of Budweiser LAGER BEER Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr Hifhwoy 61 South Phono 1662

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