The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 6, 1954
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TATfTTAUT 9, BLS'l'flEVILLB (ARTtT CWHIEP. PAOT Amateur Boxing Returns to City after Five Years Blytheville Team Is Slated to Meet Senath, Mo., Crew ™ Organized amateur boxing • returns to Blytheville Friday night for the first time in five years when a group of fledgling local boxers takes on a team from Senath, Mo., in the American Legion arena. Coaches Changed On Platoons Latest Poll Shows They Favor Rule By FRITZ HOWELL CINCINNATI (AP) America's college football coaches, saddled with the one-platoon system for at least another season, want Substitution rules relaxed to protect their players. But the usually militant mentors appear slightly subdued. Their 8- to-1 poll in favor of two platoons i was ignored a year ago when the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. rules committee surprised everyone by instituting the current "both way" style of play. The Rules Committee of the American Football Coaches Assn., which annually recommends several changes for the NCAA to consider, offered only two yesterday. One would allow a player to re enter the game once each period and eliminate the four-minute ses eions at the end ol the second a fourth periods. The other would penalize on the ensuing klckofl any defensive team guilty 'of an infraction during ai unsuccessful try for extra point. Lou Little of Columbia, chair man of the coaches rule group In chatting about the proposed change, reiterated: "Two-platoon football Is the bet ter football. 1 He said 31 coaches in his current poll voted to reta In ' the one platoon system. 18 favored the I £052 rules, and 257 wanted the | "resent regulations liberalized to some extent. "It just shows how our thinking has changed," he said. "A year ago the coaches were 8 to 1 in favor of two platoons. Now only 18 want that style, and 570 want the single platoon plan or some liberalization of it." Some coaches said they voted as they did because they felt there was no chance for return of the two-platoon setup, and they wanted to salvage what they could by get- tin": more liberal substitutions. But Little said he didn't believe that was true in the majority of cases. "I think the .conches were Sincere in their voting," he said. Little disclosed his poll also showed 108 colleges reported increase In*" injuries, 69 a decrease, and 95 no change under the single- platoon system., Help for Smaller Clubs On the proposed substitution rule, to be considered Jan. 11 In Sarasota, Fla., by the NCAA committee, Little said: "We feel a boy should be allowed to re-enter the game once Jn each period. Under the current rule coaches are hesitant about ref oving a star player because of a inor injury, but they'd act quickly if they knew they could get the boy back into the game after checking his condition. "The rule wou'.d help smaller squads, for they could rest individual players." The 48th annual convention of the NCAA and several allied groups was ready to swingv into action today. Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED "PESS SENIOR BOWL TOURNAMENT Miss. Southern 80, North Texas 77 (championship) Cornell 81, Columbia 73 (overtime) . St. Johns (Bkn) 87, West Virginia 74 Seton Hall g, Wake Forest 78 St. Bonaventure 88, CaniUus 65 Western Kentucky 8, Middle Tenn 87 Arkansas 89, Mississippi 7« N. C. State 91, Virginia Tech 82 Michigan State .78, Kansas State i St. Louis 86, Brlgham Young 74 McPherson 63, Washburn 60 William Jewell 70, Turkic 80 Oklahoma City 56, Okla Baptist Southern Illinois 84, Washington, (St. Louis) 60 Ft. Leonard Wood «8, Central (Mo) 78 Emporla, State 69, Rockhurit 58 Arknnsaa Tech 101, Louisiana Tech It Oregon II. Idaho 61 Jimmy Wilde of England won the first official flyweight boxing title by knocking out Zulu K!d of the ITr'ted 8t*tM tu U round*, Dec. It, 1911. + The card, -/hich is expected to include a d073ri bouts or more, la unaer sponsorship of Blytheville's Junior Chamber of Commerce and begin! at 8 o'clock. Craig-Men The card will bring together two of former Joe Craig fighters in rival managers Herb Childs of Blytheville and Carl Davis, who also is chief of police in Senath. Both fc jht here -hen Craig, Blytheville boxing impresario In the lite 1930's, was coaching some of the most successful amateur boxing lean-is ;••. the south. BlytheviUe's as yet unsettled team is expected to include Welterweight Robert Birmingham, lightweights Lavelle Kelley, Gail Jolly and Wayne Wimblerly. Pete Baxter, Alfred Collie and Freddie Roun- savalL brfnfa K^te^t^L^- AMATEUR BOXINO RmmNS-Amateur boxing returns to Ely. erweights, several lightweights 'heville for the first time since 1949 Friday night when the recently and two we:':rweights. organized Blytheville Jaycee team plays host to the Senath boxers at "Ihave^fveral^a^fgoodopen the Amer ' Can Legi0n MemoHaI Auditorium. Shown above is one of division boys, but doubt if Childs Blvtheville ' 5 <-°P prospects, welterweight Robert Birmingham, who'll be would have any to fight them, in the ring Friday night. (Courier News Photo) However, I miff, arrange-an ex- 4 ' . hibitian," Davis sai Several Negro boys are to appear on the :.ird. Davis is scheduled to bring a middleweight and a heavyweight, both of whom will 'ie colored. They ar= to meet two local Nero ->ys. Standout 'eavy One of Mic ri's best heavyweights, also a Negro, may make an appearance if an exhibition an be a-ranged, Davis saia. He is Herman (One-Round) Jrown, 6-5, 200-pounder who went to the semifinals in the St. Louis Golden Qloves eliminations last year. He has been fighting for two Bum-a-Month Diet Slated for Marciano By HARRY CKAYSON NEA Sporta Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The wind is beginning to blow a bit more briskly along Jacobs Beach, but it isn't "boiling" the important members of the boxing mob. years and no local opposition will be iound for him, but Davis may bring along a boy to go thr«e rounds in an exhibition with the big slugger. Admission will be 30 and cents. Maranville Dies at 61 Was One of Top Shortstops of History / NEW YORK UP)—Walter (Rabbit) Maranville, rated as one of the greatest fielding shortstops in baseball history and a member of the 1914 "miracle" Boston Braves, died last night of a heart attack. He wns 61. Death came to the little man, who started his major league career with the Boston Braves in 1912 and wound up with the same club in 1935. at his home in the Woodside section of New.York. Burial will be at Springfield, Mass. He is survived by his widow 3elene and a daughter, Mrs. Peter McGuinis of Rochester, N.Y. Managed Cubs In between the times he played ivith the Braves, he was a member of the Pittsburgh pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, And he managed the Cubs briefly during the 1925 season and piloted the Braves, also for a short period, in 12. After breaking a leg in a 1834 spring exhibition game with the New York Yankees, the Rabbit .vound up his major league career he following year. But before bow- ng out of baseball altogether he ook a fling at managing Elnira, N.Y., and Montreal In the international League. In late years, he had been ac- ive in baseball as director of the \'ew York Journal - American's andlot program. ' Jim Norris Works On Miami Title Tiff NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Norris will try again today to talk Manager Al Weill into a Feb. 24 heavyweight title defense by Rocky Marciano at Miami Stadium. Al WeiU has flown his slightly wonderfulous built to Japan In s bold bid t-« become the new mikado, or. something. James D. Norris is shuttling between New York snc Florida, probably seeing a lot of people you're not suposed to mention, that is If you're a nice guy It's Tokyo and Miami Beach where the ring news is being made and it all involves, naturally, Weill's former ditch digger, Rocco Marchegiano. While Rocky Marciano chases in on the heavyweight championship on a tour of the far east, Jim Norris is trying to put together February match in Miami which would see the Brockton Block Buster go against a formidable opponent such as light-heavyweight Danny Nardico, washed-up Ezzard Charles, Dan Bucceroni or Nino Valdez. Nardico is being mentioned most prominently. Under the normal manner in which Big Jim Norris and the International Boxing Club make matches, he is perfect. He does not figure to draw much money, even at the peak of the tourist season in Florida. He docs not figure to last more than two or three rounds with Marciano. But the titleholder has to be kept mov ing. no matter how painful. Although Weill says there Is a "very slim chance" of the champ fighting In Miami, the president of the International Boxing Club still hopes to promote a title fight this winter.. Not Anxious After talking to Weill yesterda; for two hours, Norris said he "go the impression that Al is not too anxious to box until June." Marciano already is at Gossinger's where he trains for his fighUs. A present lie is "resting" but Allie Colombo, his co-trainer, is due Sunday. According to reports, Marcian plans to stay for at least a month Sparring partners have been alerted "I'd like to run a match in Miami," said Norris yesterday at i press conference. "The best matcl for Miami would be Valdez. I think either would do $250,000 to $300,000" Charles in .lime Norris said four opponents were discussed with Weill — ex-champ Eazavd Charles of Cincinnati!, Don Cockell of England, Valdez and Bucceroni. He preferred to hold oui Charles for the summer. "As far as Charles Is concerned,' said Norris, "I'd like to see Marcia- fight him in a New York ball park in June. Al would like to have it in San Francisco but, after we operate in New York and have deals with the ball parks." Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee—Dan Bucceroni, 188, Philadelphia, outpointed Hein Ten Hoff, 215-14, Germany, 10. Chicago—Paul 'Andrews, 178, Buffalo. N. Y. stppped Larry Watson, 183, Omaha, 7. Sacramento, Calif—Bob Dunlap. l86'/ 2 , akland, Calif, knocked out George Parmentier, 230, Eureka, Calif. 8. Jimmy DeAngelo even talks of resuscitating Roland , LaStarza whom Marciano deposited on tin- ring apron last September. Manager DeAngek) Is ready to accept an offer to fight Don Cockell in London at the end of March. "We figure to beat Cocxell," he says. "Then we can get one good win over a Charles or a Valdez and we'll be right back looking for Marciano," Key to the thing, aren't any heavy- Thafs the There just weights around today- who can fight. Nardico has been soundly trounced by Bucceroni. The stving- bean Philadelphia!! with the China chin spent the better part of an evening on the floor uguinst La- Starza. Yet Nardico ceroni must figure as and Buc- promlnent Dykes 2A Underdog in Tangle With Joey Giambra at Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fia. (AP) — Bobby Dykes never has lost a fight in Miami Beach Auditorium but the odds are 2-1 he'll loSe tonight when he meets Joey Giambra, Buffalo, N. Y., middleweight in a 10-round engagement. Dykes, 25-year-old native of San Antonio, Tex., who now calls Miami his home, scored two knockouts since Maston O'Neal, Miami contractor, took over as his manager. He said he Jiked the role of underdog. Pressure Off 'It sort of takes liie pressure off you when you know the other guy Is the favorite," he explained. Dykes has hnd 107 fights, ning 91, drawing 5 times win- find contenders or what passes for such these days. * » » The answer to the situation is obvious. It's got to be another i Bum-of-the-Month Club. Mike | Jacobs conducted one for Joe Louis, and here and there along the trail there cropped up an exciting engagement, such as the Brown Bomber's meeting with Buddy Bner in Washington. Nardico in Miami would provide an excellent start for the Marciano edition of th club. Then Bucceroni in Philadelphia, Charles in New York and Valdez any place would keep the string going along neatly. Marciano would be curbing that appetite. Weill would be mak- ng money and Norris would have fights. And when the run was finished, Jimmy DeAngelo would have Roland LaStarza ready ofr what woukl be called another big 39 professional fights and fought one draw. He has scored 21 knockouts. Similar Styles Giambra said he inienca to take (he fight to Dykes. "I like to go right in fast and keep hitting," he explained. Dykes, who has a style similar to that of Giambra, uses a neat left jnb and smashing straight right. Both are clever boxers. The fight will ne televised nationally by CBS. losing 11. The only hme ne Was <nocked out was by Johnny Brat,on in Chicago two years ago. Giambra, fourtn-rEnxing middle- The Belgian Congo Is 77 times weight, has lost only two of his the size of Belgium, Does anybody matchmaker'? want to be a NOTICE OF MEETING The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Blythe- ville Federal Savings and Loan Association will be held in the office of the Secretary, 124 West Ash Street, at at 2:00 P. M., on Wednesday, January 20, 1954. Sooner Back Under Knife OKLAHOMA CITY Ifl — Okla- loma quarterback Gene Calame, njured in the first half of the Orange Bowl football game with Maryland, yesterday underwent shoulder operation. Calame directed the Sooners to ft 7-0 lead, .the ultimate margin of victory, New Year's Day before suffering a knocked down shoulder. The surgeon had no immediate announcement on outcome of the operation. Calame has another year's eligibility. SWEET TREATS We Hovt Just Received a Shipment of Scribbans Kemp English Biscuits Burbon Chocolate Sandwich, Carlton Orange Sandwich, Shortcake, Waverly Tangerine Wafers, Windsor Lime Wafers. All Priced at 49c Per Box For prizes or gifts we have gift boxes of assorted biscuits. These make wonderful packages for overseas mailing. Priced $2.25 and $2.95 Per Box At FOSTER S 108 N. Broadway Liquors Get good rye and pnmpernickle brad htre on Thursdays. Th4 n>w 1954 Ck.v. relct l«l Air 4-Door &*don. 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