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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 7, 1954
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(ARK.) COURIER THURSDAY, JANUARY T, 1N4 Blytheville Will Do Battle Tonight Chicks to Invade Lions 7 Den in Top Cage Attraction Two of eastern Arkansas' finest basketball teams LMthville and Blytheville — engage in combat for the firs time this year tonight in the new Leachville gymnasium. The preliminary junior game is to begin at 7:15 with the feature getting started it 8:15 Reds After Some New Pitching Especially Need Righties, New Pilot States Br JOE HEICHIER NEW YORK (AP) — "From what I know of the Reds, our most important job will be to get the pitching,' especially right-handing pitching straightened out." That was one of the first state- tnents made by Birdie febbetts MOO liter hit appointment ta Cincinnati manager following the con- elusion of the 1953 baseball son. Tebbetti followed up hit words with action by authorizing the purchase ol four minor league pitchers, til righthanders. Art Fowler (18-10) was purchased from Atlanta, Bill Powell (14-9) from Charleston, George Zuverink from Indianapolis and Jim Melton (10-10) from St. Ptul. They will be among 12 rookie hurleri report- Ing, with nine other newcomers, to the Reds' spring training camp it Tampa, Fla., next month. No Bey Fowler is no callow youth as far at rookies go. He will be 31 next summer. But his 3.03 earned run average was the lowest In the Sou them Association. Powell, •long .with third baseman Charlie Harmon and outfielder Nino Es- cilera, may be the first Negroes to make the Reds. Zuverink, 29, Is a personal choice of Tebbetts, who managed him at Indianapolis last year. Melton, X, pitched in the Brooklyn Dodgers' chain. Jndson Back Back for another trial are right- handers Howie Judson, Barney Martin and southpaw Nlles Jordan. Judson won all his 11 decisions at Tulsa last season. Martin had • 17-6 record at Columbia, S. C. Jordan won eight of nine with Rochester after posting a 4-5 mark with Tulsa. Maurice Fisher (16-7) and Hal (Corky) Valentine (13-6) are Columbia Graduates. lefty Cliff Ross was 7-8 at Tulsa. Harmon, who batted .310 at Tul- 'part of the team. No favorite has been established for the contest, which figures to be one of the top games of the area this year. On the basis of comparative scores, the west Mississippi County Lions would appear to have an edge By Compariion In December, tr.ey Joined Jimmy Fisher's OhickaMws in two-day four-game series at Haley Fieii gymaslum against Humboldt am Milan, Tenn. Blytheville beat Milan 58-53 Leachville handed the same club a 73-62 licking the next night. The Lions defeated Humboldt 68(7 in an overtime while Blytheville staved off a last-quarter Humbold rally to win 63-60. In the semifinals of the Northcut Arkansas Invitational at Ar- gansa* State College, Jonesboro the champion Jonesboro team narrowly defeated Leachville 01-51 In the last 35 seconds. The Lions hac led most of the way In that one. Slmtlaritiei The next night, in the finals, Jonesboro made a shambles of the Ohlekasawi in handing them a 64- M defeat. But after a dlusterous first quarter which saw them score only five points, the Chicks played Jonesboro on an even baaii, much as did the Lions. Taking score comparisons for what they're worth, It all odds up to a very tight ball game tonight. An unusual similarity exists between the two teams. Both bonk their scoring strength on tall pivot men and hard-driving guards. In Billy Ray. the Lions have * tpeeedy, slick little ball-handler who is also an ace shot. He would compare with the Chicks' Tommy Motley perhaps not quite u fast but a more prolific scorer. Ronnie Kermett is more experienced than the Tribe's sophomore Bobby Jones, but both are great on occasion with out-court shooting. The real battl« it expected to resolve Itself between the. two centers — Blythevllle's Red Childress and Leachvllle's Bo Adams, Both are over six feet and excellent re* bounders. KLCN-FM la to broadcast the senior game with Sonny Btires handling the play by play. and Gene Hatton .260 at Col- mbla with 16 hosiers), a cousin f Cincinnati's Grady Hatton, are he only new iniielders. Three prize Redleg rookies are atcher, Ed Bailey and outfielders Im Bolger and Wally Post. Joe Szekely (.271 at Shreveport), lob Hazle (.268 at Tulsa) and Es- alera. (.304 at Tulsa) aren't given oo much chance of breaking into he outfield, rated as the strongest NCAA Is Buzzing With Job-Seekers CINCINNATI (AP) — The coaches, not the players, were football's men in motion today as the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. neared the end of its hitherto listless 48th convention. Hoping to line up one of nine or more head coaching jobs, as- resee various athletic directors before all head back 10 their home bases Saturday. Dayton University filled 11 s coaching berth last night by hiring Hugh Devore, former St. Bonaventure, Notre Dame, NYU and Green Bay Packer mentor, but still look, ing for grid chiefs were Toledo, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Idaho, Texas A&M, Pennsylvania, Iowa State, Kansas and several smaller schools. Nebraska Is seeking an athletic director. Ike Armstrong, Minnesota ath- Senior Bowl's Lines Are Tough All-American* Will B« Battling It Our MOBILE, Ala. W — If spectators at the Senior Bowl football game Saturday can take their eyes off the star-studded backflelds, they should see some slam-bang action on the line. The first three All - America ;eams are represented on the North squad, while the Southern- :rs have two first string All-Amerca guards. Dohoney on Defense North Coach Paul Brown has chosen All-America Don Dohoney or defensive work. The big end was largely responsible for the great Paul Glel being held to a, ict gain of only 23 yards by Mich- gan State In Its game with Minnesota. Also on the defending team »re center Jerry Hllgenberg, Iowa's second string All-America, and ackle George Jacoby, third string All-America from Ohio State. Mlmi and Roberts j They'll run up against the South's wo All-Americas, Crawford Mims of Mississippi and J. D. Roberts f Oklahoma. Mims, also on the All-Southeastern Conference honorary squad, was named the out- tondlng player In the Miami North-South game. Roberts, voted the nation's No. 1 Ineman, led Oklahoma's mighty Ino ^ which blanked top-ranked Mar'ylfiiid in the Orange Bowl. A Mrd South guard. Kentucky's Ray Worrell, was picked on the All- ioutheastern Conference eleven. In addition, South Coach Steve Owen has plenty of other big llne- nen to call upon, Including Oklahoma's Roger Nelson, 225 pounds; Chattanooga's Tom Drake, 201; Auburn's Ed Baker, 205, and Alabama's Rnlph Carrigan, 195. Brown's defensive unit also Includes Penn State's Don Mallnak, 203; Nebraska's Jerry Minnlch, 220; Kansas' Bob Hantla, 205, and Maryland's Bob Morgan, 3S5. letlc director, summed up the attitude of all the principals in the Job-hunting sector when he said: "I'm talking a lot of people here. Some of them about the coaching vacancy, some about other things. I'm not naming anyone I confer with, for it just wouldn't be fair. When we decide on » coach we'll announce it. Until then I have nothing to say about the matter." Meanwhile It looks as if lans will get another game-a-week controlled television program next fall, with no regional broadcasts or small college games on the list; that the NCAA's move for a nationwide eligibility setup will be overwhelmingly defeaed, and that the NCAA Is worried a bit about the growing popularity ol the professional game. The '1953 television committee was to submit its report today, along with a resolution relative to plans which a new group, which takes over Feb. 1. will supervise. Although Robert J. Kane of Cornell, chairman of the video committee, and Asa Bushnell, TV program director, declined to hint what would be in the report which goes into round table discussion today, some of it leaked out. The resolution will be minus the 1053 mandate which restricted a college to a single scheduled appearance on the nation-wide hookup, and will urge the new committee to look into the possibilities of offering games .via delayed television on film, live broadcasts to theaters, and through the various subscriber setups. PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHTS — Two boys scheduled to see action in the lightweight division (121-135 pounds) of tomorrow night's amateur boxing show at the American Legion arena are Gail Jolley (left) and Freddie Rounsavall'. The bouts, sponsored by the Jaycees, will pit Blytheville's newly-organized boxing team against the Senath American Legion Athletic Club, one of the top Southeast Missouri teams, Fights will get underway at 8 o'clock. (Courier News Photos) Cavazos vs. Wells Saturday By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) _ The ball-carrying duel of the football season should develop before the eyes of a national audience Saturday when Bobby Cavazos of Texas Tech and Billy Wells of Michigan State close their brilliant collegiate careers in the 5th annual Senior Bowl game at Mobile. Cavazos, who scored three touch- Broadway boxing beat who rates downs in Tech's 33-13 rout of Auburn on New Year's Day, will exhibit his talents for Coach Steve Owen's ."South" team. Wells, whose gaudy runs sparked Michigan State's comeback victory over UCLA in the Rose Bowl, no doubt will start in Paul Brown'i "North" backfield. Both sides will be loaded with talent, there being no fewer than K captains or co-captains on the two squads, but it is the Cavazos- Wells duel that will get my patronage. Incidentally, we see where one Well known critic says Texas Tech was not invited to play in the Cotton Bowl because "it Is not ranked u an accredited school." That, If true, would explain a lot of things. But the question remains, accredited to what) Dan Bucceronl, the ex-sailor and Olympic champion from Philadelphia, scored an impressive victory over Heln Ten Hoff, the big German, In their Tuesday night heavyweight fight at Milwaukee, but It to difficult to find a man on the him a real contender for Rocky Marciano's title. Their typical reaction was about the same as that of Rocky's manager, AI Weill, who ehrugged and said "it's a win." Despite his record of 46 victories against only three losses, Bucceroni is not thought to hit hard enough to stem the champion's relentless attack. "Fire the Coach" A friend reports that the Austral- Ian press Is putting front page pressure on its tennis selectors to resign since their memorable decision to play Rex Hartwig Instead of Ken Rosewall in the Davis Cup doubles placed the prized trophy In seemlne jeopardy for a day. The campaign will fail, for an Australian selector lets go of that fipveted office only when he Is stilled In death. But it serves to give an Idea of the grip the sport has on the nation. The fact that Rosewall, back with his regular partner, Lewis Hoad, had Just trounced our doubles pair of Tony Trabert and Vic Selxas In a tournament at Adelaide, 6-3, g-3, 6-3, does not promise to lessen the edi-' torlal heat. It's been a long haul, but professional basketball finally has caught on solidly here and is for the first time consistently outdraw- Ing the college game at Madison Square Garden. Crowds of over 12,000 on a heavy schedule in the National Basketball Assn. portend higher player salaries and growing prosperity for a sport which once rectiy. CINCINNATI Wl — Bud Wilkinson, coach of the University of Oklahoma's Orange Bowl champions, said early today he has a date to talk here with Ike Arm< strong, University of Minnesota athletic director, about the Minnesota football coaching job. Both men are here for the NCAA convention. Wilkinson would not say whether he has made up his mind about the Job if It Is offered to him. "I have not talked with anyone about it so I have nothing to say," he declared. Wilkinson, a Minnesota graduate, has been mentioned most prominently for the Gopher job made vacant when Wes Feslcr resigned. Armstrong declined last night to mention any names in connection with his search for a new coach declnrlngr he did not believe It would be fair to the men involved. Ray Fisher Coach of Year CINCINNATI Wj— Ray Fisher, former Cincinnatti pitcher and now coach at the University of Michigan, It the American Association of College Baseball Coaches No. I man for 1953. He was named coach of the year by the group last night. Big Comeback Win For Bobby Dykes „ By BEN FUNK MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Dykes, the lanky Texas fighter who was considered "washed up" a few months ago, jumped back into the headlines today as a contender for Bobo Olson's middleweight title. Dykes, » 3-1 underdog, returned it to Dykes 6-2-2. from the ranks of almost forgotten boxers last night when he chopped out a unanimous decision over promising Joey Giambra in a na- ;lon«lly televised 10-round bout. Two years ago this month, In Miami Stadium, Dykes came close x) the welterweight .throne when he held ,Kid Oavllan to a split decision. A month later, he followed up with a victory over fell Turner. Then the stringbean Texan who now calls Miami home lost four 'ights in a row and his friends figured he was through. But after a long layoff. Dykes began a serious comeback as a middleweight. Last night, before a crowd of 3,658 in the Miami Beach Auditorium, where he has never been beaten, Dykes was a superb boxer and counterpuncher as he slashed ils way to a one-sided decision over Giambra, the fifth-ranking middleweight contender. Dykes took the first four rounds nd the hard-punching Giambra didn't score clearly until the sixth, when he chased Dykes around the ring and exploded several hard rights to the head that had Bobby n trouble when the bell rang. Dykes rallied strongly in the seventh, clipping Giambra with solid blows to the face that started blood flowing from his nose and around his left eye. Needing a knockout to win, Giambra tore Into Dykes furiously in he late rounds, but Bobby out- punched him in most exchanges tnd escaped without damage. In >oth the ninth and tenth rounds, he shook Giambra with slashing rights. , Judge Carl Gardner gave Dykes seven rounds to two for Giambra and called one even. Judge Morris Feingold scored it 4-3-3 for Dykes and Referee Eddie Coachman gave Holy Cross Now Top Contender Bj BEN PHLEGAB NEW YORK (AP) — Holy Cross, long a power In It* ern basketball, appears headed for one of its best MUonf since the Crusaders won the NCAA title back in 1947. Off to an all-winning start the Crusaders polished off their ninth victim last night — a 91-62 breeze over American International — In a triumphant return from the South where they won the Sugar Bowl tournament. Seventh Now Their New Orleans' success shot the Massachusetts sharpshooters Into seventh place in the Associat-' ed Press poll. Togo Falazzl, a silky smooth operator from Union City. N.J., leads the Holy Cross attack and needs just over 100 more ^points to wind up his career as the second highest scorer in the school's history. He added 22 last night despite limited service. The Crusaders still face a tough road. They meet Notre Dame in Boston next week and have future engagements with Niagara and unbeaten Connecticut, which won its llth game last night, 104-48 over New Hmapshire. Among the other nationally ranking clubs, only Duke, No. 8, and Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yale 60, Dartmouth 58 Holy Cross 91, American Intl (2 Maryland 79, Clemson 54 Duke 82, Virginia Tech 45 Navy 94, Johns Hopkins 50 Ohio State 74, pltt 55 Notre Dame 72, Louisville 53 Rio Grande 81, Butler 68 Navy, No. 18, taw action lut nlfht and both won with etse. The BUM Devils from Durnam, N. C.,' swamped Virginia Tech 12-46. Don Lange set a Naval Academy scor. ing record of 43 points as the "Mid- ' dies overpowered Johm Hopkina 94-50. Other Mark* Broken A couple of other Individual •coring records also were shattered. All America Tom Cola established a La Salle mark of 41 point* la a 97-62 romp over Loyola of Baltimore and Bevo Francis scored 41, a Butler Fieldhouse record, ai 11U tie Rio Grande clipped Butler Sl-U. Fordham, generally figured to be the best of a mediocre assortment of New York City tetmi,' upset 53-49 by St. Francis of Brooklyn. The Rams had lost only once before, to Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. Dartmouth was surprised by Yale 60-58 in its Ivy League season debut. The Indians, beaten just once previously, were considered serious challengers to Cornell In the Ivy. Louisville folded In the final quarter and bowed to Notre Dame 72-52. Gene Shue scored 34 points as Maryland beat Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Ohio State led Pittsburgh all the way in winning 74-55. Georgia edged Tennessee 71-69 In the Southeastern Conference. And out West Idaho turned the tablet on Oregon 60-53. - i Rosen Named Top Athlete PHILADELPHIA m—The Phil*, delphla Sports Writers Assn. has chosen third baseman AI Rosen ol the Cleveland Indians as the outstanding athlete of 1953. Rosen was picked yesterday over another Cleveland favorite, the Browns' NEL passing ace, Otto Graham. was limping badly. , Many ascribe the increasing popularity of the money game to its policy of encouraging television. Its leaders figured that the more, persons they could induce to watch Jie greatest,stars in action on their home screens the more would gain a desire to see them in person. They appear to have figured cor. ENJOY 100 PROOF "BOTTLED IN BOND -ALSO 90 PROOF "THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY" YEUOWSTONf INC LOUISVILU KENTUCKY TIME OUT! With ADAMS APPLIANCE 'Look at the coach! I'm always amused by how excited they get at basketball games!" 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