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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 9, 1954
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 9,1954 RI.YTHEVlU.E (ARTO fOlUIEU NKWF »AGB Blytheville Boxers Surprise by Taking First Match 250 Watch Locals Win ByStoB One Knockout, Five TKO's Registered • During Evening More than 250 persons »avy »ome 25 rounds of hotly-contested amateur boxing at American Legion arena last night as the sport made its first appearance in five years here a successful one. BJytheville's beginning boxers surprised Senath, Mo., with a 5-3 upset win. One knockout and five TKO' highlighted the blood-spattered card of ten bouts, Two of the contests were exhibitions between boys on the Blythtrille team. Blytheville'a most spectacular wlna eame from Gayle Jolley, ISO-pounder who got t TKO over Bob Winkle, 134, in 1:45 of the second round, and Pete Baxter. Referee Don Burton stopped Jolley's fight when Winkle appeared en the verge of collapse. Thoufh not yet In top condition. Jolley tt tggresstv* and hits hard with both.hands. Once condllioned •nd with more experience, he should be one of the top novice lightweights In northeast Arkansas. Cut Opened Baxter, 158, turned the face of Berald Holt Into a bloody mess 1 the first round and then opened two-Inch gash over Holt's right ey In the third to get a TKO. Holt wu no soft touch. He itooc toe-to-to« with Baxter practical! throughout th* second round at th two swapped punches. But Baxter carried Uw most art tilery and the referee stopped th fight when the cut opened ove Holt's eye. Robert Birmingham, 148, hammer ed out a unanimous verdict over Bi! French, 153. Freddie Rounsavall, 128, lookec good in getting a TKO In 40 second of the third round over a tough Senath boy, Paul Shoan. 130 i Bounsavall's lack of experience coupled with the fact that he wasn' ready to go top speed all the way prevented him from ending it soon, er. Collie Wins TKO . .Ninety pound Bob Smith of Bly. theville opened the card with i split decision over Glen.Hazlet, 85 in a surprisingly-good contest. Herb Forshee, 114, Blytheville ran Into too much experience ane heavy punching In the person o' Gordon French, 118, of Senath. ON THE EOl'ES — Middleweight Pete Baxter of Blytheville lays the leather on his opponent Gerald Holt of Senath. Baxter won by TKO when the releree stopped the fight in the third round. (Courier Newt Photo) LIGHTWEIGHTS BATTLE — BIytheville'j Freddie Rounsavall (back to camera) and Senath's Paul Sloan mixed It up all the way in an action-packed battle which saw Rounsavall win by TKO in the third round. (Courier Newt Photo) Indiana-Minnesota Tiff Tops Of Brilliant Basketball Night Bf BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana's dangerous invasion into Minnesota highlights a treme; dous basketball night tonight as nine of the nation's top 10 teams see action on a prograi which includes more than 100 major games. , Forshee just couldn't cope with the ring-wise French and was decked in 52 seconds of the second round. Jimmy Gee, 155, Blythevllle, and Alfred Collie, 148, Burdette, put on a sizzling exhibition for one round but It left G«e limp and he couldn't answer the bell for the second. Gee, however, Is one of a, handful of Blythevllle boxers who showed promise, even In losing. Collie probably will be fighting with the Blytheville team. He has had Golden Gloves experience and would itrengthen the team considerably. Billy Peterson, 111, Bl'ythevllle, shewed good speed but didn't mix It enough with Charlie Jones, 105, who took the decision. George Brothers, 130, Blythevllle, took the first round of his battle with Benath'i Dean Harvey, 130, easily, but couldn't answer the bell for the second. In the other exhibition match, Wayne Whnberley, 1M, -and Ernest Lucu, 144, fought i draw. WlinberHj went 'way out In front In the first round, but Lucas came back to take the second and the final was about even. Next week, BlytheviHe's glovers ^ill meet a team from the Mem•his YMCA. ^ Herb Ohlldi, who Is coaching th* Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsored team, last night labeled conditioning the top item on his workout schedule for thtt week. With lev-era! more weeks of conditioning, Childs figures to put forth at least half dozen top novice scrappers. r Leachville Wins 2 of 3 Boy* Tip Forrest City; Overtime Costs Girls LEACHVILLE — Leachvllle's senior and junior boys' teams racked up victories but an overtime period saw the girls' squad defeated in three games last night. The I.'.ons beat Forrest City's seniors 62-51 and the Leachville juniors outshot the Forrest City juniors 43-23. In three minutes of overtime, iie girls' team from Holy Name in Memphis scored six points to defeat the Leachville sextet 50-46. The score had been tied 44-44 at game's end. Leachville Center Adams imassed IB points to lead scoring n the senior game and Kennett followed with 16. Schmltz tallied 14 to lead Forrest City polnt-mak- ng. For the juniors, Atkieson was high for Leachville with 18 Dunn paced the opposition with 13 Swihart led Leachville girls scoring with 24 and Berbers sank he same total for Holy Name. Dedication of Leachville's new rym will be the feature of a dou lehcader with Jonesboro Tuesday light. Gov. Francis Cherry is cheduled to be on hand for -the creation and will speak between he halves of the senior game. Last night's line-ups: Senior Boys ^eachville Pos. Forrest City Blocker 11 F Davis 10 Herndon 1 p Laws 9 Warns 19 C James 6 Kennett 16 G Cox 2 ay 10 G Sohmitz 14 Substitutions — Leach. Ille: Lloyd 2, Scott 3, Ward. Forest City: Hammons 4, Davis 6. Junior Boys The NCAA champions from* Bloomington, now ranked third behind Kentucky and Duquesne, suffered their only Big Ten loss last season .at Minneapolis. The Gophers, No. 6 In the country, feel confident of repeating the triumph. 18,000 To Attend A crowd of more than 18,000 is expected, the largest ever to tee a game in a college-owned arena. Oklahoma City, No. 9 Is idle and eachville Pos. Forrest City tkieson 18 F Townes 1 Wallace S F Holmes 1 arler 4 C Bulls 1 Carter 1 O Stewart 5 Thomas t O Dunn U Substitutions — Leachille: Garrison 5, Welker 2, Dur- Towell, LaFoon. Forrest Autry 2. Girls' Game eachville enry 8 elson 12 wihart 24 one am, Ity: ryant Substitutions: ms 2. Holy Name Berbers 24 Starnes 22 Posey 4 Aquadro Bolgeo Donovi Leachville — Ad- most of the others In the top 10 should have things considerably easier than Indiana and Minnesota. Kentucky enterlains Georgia Tech at Lexington where it has won 118 conseculive games. Duquesne meets little St. Francis of Pennsylvania. Oklahom A&M, No. 4, entertains Houston a Missouri Valley contest. Western Kentucky, No. 6, trave lo Murray State, always a toug foe for the Hilltoppers. Sevent ranking Holy Cross plays host St. Anselm's; Duke, No. 8, is wme to- North Carolina Sta. in the Atlantic Coast Conferenc icadliner and Oregon Stale, N 10, meets Idaho for the secon straight night. The Beavers wer ipsel last night 70-65 despite point spree by 7 foot-3 Swede Ha brook. The American Broadcasting Co is televising nalionally an afle noon game from New York be tween Fordham and Army. Lasl nighl brought amazing scor ing performances, both by indivii uals and teams. Baltimore Univer sity, Ihe highest scoring team 1 the country, beal Lynchburg, Va College 142-98, probably the mos combined poinls ever scored in regulation 40 minute college game Seven Baltimore players conlrib uted 10 or-more points but the high scorer Bob Hall, got only 20. Osceola Drops Its First Four Games The one-man shows were Frank Selvy of Furman with points, Bob Schafer of Villanov with 48 und Bob Pettit of Louisiam Stale wilh 43. Wyoming and Colorado A&M re mained deadlocked for Ihe Skyline Conference lead with 2-0 records The Cowboys broke a 36-36 half ilme tie and rolled over Utah State 65-54. The Aggies won Ihe.. [Olh game in 11 starts 13-50 agains Montana. Brlgham Young openeu conference play with an easy 81-58 decision over Denver and New Mexico, which had lost two upse Utah 63-60. In the Border Conference Texas Tech whipped Arizona 78-62 and West Texas edged New Mexico A&M 54-48. Seatlle overpowered Gonzaga 83 1 and In the Pacific Coast Con- erence Stanford nipped Southern California 61-69, Washington State jeat Washington's sophomore-led- n.learn 56-48 and California sur- rised UCLA 82-53. Sports Roundup— Cuban Sugar Daddy Operator It Dossib> hav P e a deer, P By GAYLE TALBOT (AP) — Baseball men who know Roberto Maduro, the man who' made nave a a PPn J2iT g ,? a * Va .u a "T and ^ th !i ? ichmon d — into the International League, *st thfns th Pa t h « ^ at ^e cigar-smoking Cuban capitalist will turn out to be the great^ est tnmg that has happened to the national game since Milwaukee was discovered. They say that Maduro, a Cornell graduate, brings fresh blood, .» fre»h iporting spirit and a fresh, . new, baseball-crazy Jke high minors at Pi country Into a time when to three were badly needed hearten American magnates. Had Maduvo not persisted in his determination to give Cuba 'class three —A ball, there Is no question that the InterniUonil would have lapsed Into a bobtalled «ix-riub league. In order to swinff the deal In the face of some skepticism, the youthful Insurance and sugar cane tycoon hai tuarantetd to fly tach of the other league teams roundtrip between Richmond and Havana twice each Maun. The dls- tfnce Is Impressive. It will cost Ma.'.uro an estimated $85,000 « n . " u »ili'j"" 1 ^ ou *" ln some «««i el to* wtyiiM mm ep*r«ut. I Last season he bought the Havana club of the Class B Florida International League lor an estimated $30,000 and lost that much again in Its operation. Far from discouraging Maduro, the experience only convinced him that all he needed was to give Havana a higher classification. Good Park He already owned » line ball park of 3J,000 capacity. The Cuban winter league, which plays »n its games In Maduro's park, drew more than a million fans last year and promises to do fully as well in Itl current schedule. In making hi* plea at the International League meetings last November, Maduro predicted "con- servBllvely" that his Havana team will draw over a h-'.l-mi'Hon pay- customers Its first season in the elongated loop. He said busl- MM probiblr would pick Up the, discovered. second year, Good Club One can well imagine with what enthusiasm that kind of talk was received by representatives of big league clubs which hnve been ac- customcd lo meeting Ihe losses of their farm teams in the circuit. If Maduro knows his countrymen's appetite for baseball as well as he thinks he does, every team in the league might show a nice profit next' season. That Havana will be given a, ball club capable of fighting for the leadership all the way may Just about be taken for granted. The Havana team will, obvloiiily offer an ideal spot for the Mrmlng out of players from Cuba Puerto Rico and all tho Latin-American countries who have in recent yearn played an Increasingly Important rolt in tlic bif '— OSCEOLA — Opening ils ba; kelball season yeslerday, Osceol teams found themselves with fou quick losses. Yesterday afternaon at the juniors dropped a 47-29 dec sion while Ihe Junior girls wer losing "i-21. Greenlee 1 Slaggs with nine and eight, were high fo the girls. Wells and Mann, who got 11 eight, topped the junior boys. Last night at Marked Tree, th Semjnoles were felled 38-24 whll the Semlnolcttes dropped a 53-3 decision. Rogers' seven was tops for th boys and Morrow and Watso scored all of Osceola's girls poinls, getting 18 each. Osceola Morrow 16 IVatson 16 Wilson Barnes Sanks Weldon Substitutes: Bohannon, Gillentine; Pos. F F F o o 0 Osceola Marked Tre Garrison 3 Huley i Capoot Scroggin Kelle' Browi — Bowles McOarrity, Riddle Marked Tree — Scot 4, .Brewer, Swan. Osceola Pos. Marked Trc. Rogers 7 P B. Perkins Strlctllng 1 P swan . Cole 1 c Rice i; Cone 6 G K. Smith a D "»» « G Watson Substitutes: Osceola — Duclos !, Faulkner, Herring, Morse, Bo lannon, Hulsey, Shoemake, Booth Marked Tree — Prince, C. Per kins, L. Smith. Gosnell Boys Down Cooter By 57-34 Score COOTER - Gosnell's hustling >oys added another victory here ast night as they dropped Cooter 7-34, substituting freely. The girls' contesl was a dlffer- nl slory, however. Cooter got a 7-26 win. Cook and Hyde, who sacked 24 nd 13 points respectively, paced he Oosnell attack.' W h i te n e r ropped in 22 for Cooter. josnell '. Fowler 7 yde 13 , E. Allen 6 Sevill 7 ook 24 Substilutes: 'avis, ollar; erry. osnell Potter « evlll 9 ollar 11 mlth Potter la Pos. F F C O G Cooter Teeter McCIure 4 Whilener 22 Wilson 6 Coals 3 Gosnell — Coggln, Southard, Everett Allen, Cooter — Hundhoresed, Pns. F F F O G Substitutes: Gosnell — r"— Thomas, rs, Jones. Conter Perry 12 Dair 31 La whom Smith Edwards Wilklns Rhodes; Norris, Flow- Cage Scores HIGH SCHOOI, BASKETBALL ARKANSAS TECH • TOURNAMENT First Round Valley Springs 69, Mansfield 47 Dover 63, Greenwood 54 Quarter Finals . Joe 51, Mt. Ida 39 Alma 53, Marshall 47 Valley Springs 45, Morrllton 34 Dover 58, West Fork 43 Giardello Was at His Best Is Surprising Puncher in Kayo of Panter By JACK HAND NEW YOKR (AP) — Joe Giardello never looked bette —not even in Supreme Courl Giardello, 23-year-old Phila delphia middleweight, ranked No. 3 challenger to champion Bobd Olson showed surprising punching power in stoppin; Garth Panter, rugged Sal Lake City boxer, in 1:16 o 'he fifth round last night a Madison Square Garden. It was the first time In Panter'e i7-bout career he had failed ti ast the route. He claimed hi never had been knocked down Although Garth was hammered half through the ropes and drivei around the ring by Joey'n righ land barrage, he didn't go down Referee Al Berl made It a techni cal kayo when he wisely cnlJled halt. Surprised Even Giardello was surprised he TKO, his first in the Garden and 14th in 62 bouts. "I never liked to hurt anybody,' he said in his • dressing room. "I ould have knocked out Ernie Jurando, Walter earlier or Sal DI Vlartino but I rtidn'l. I had GI Turner ready to go In the last hree rounds. I guess I was chick- 'n-hearled. Bui no more. Every Ight means too much." Giardello, of course, is the only ighter who holds d Supreme Court ecislon over Bob Christenberry, few York Stale Athletic Commis- ion chairman. That happened a ear ago when the court reversed Chrislenberry's reversed decision i give him Ihe nod over Billy rarmm. Wants Olson Naturally, Joey wants Olson cxt. But he won't get him. Bobo as R tentative date wilh welter hampion Kid Gavilan at Chicago, n April. Matchmaker Billy Brown r the Garden has Giardello pen- illcd in for a Feb. 5 date, with oey Giambra of Buffalo, N. Y. bey have fought twice, each wining one. KNOCKOUT — Only knockout In last night's amateur boxing at the Legion Auditorium came in the second bout as Senalh's Gordon French levelled Blythevllle's Herb Forshee in the second round. (Courier New« Photo) Burdette Falls n Final Period BURDETTE — A last quarter ush sent Burdette's improved Plates down to defeat here last night nd gave Missco's Tigers a clean weep of a basketball twin bill. The Tigers came fighting back om a 39^39 third period deadlock 3 squeeze by Coach Harold Stock- m's Pirates by a 54-48 margin. In a preliminary game Missco's inlors downed Burdette by a -31 count. Burdette's seniors twice came om behind to go ahead of the sltors'but they ran Into rebound oublel late in the game and sue- Who's Going to Pick Up That $4 Million TV Gridiron Tab? By FRITZ HOWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — Unless the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. changes its television policy, the chances are it will have to get someone new to pick up the four million dollar tab. ' And it will be several weeks before the NCAA determines just what its policy will be, although it appears committed to the same game-a-week program which sent 11 single games and two panorama shows over the network last fall. •The Associated Press learned yesterday in New York that Gen oral Motors which backed the 1953 program to the tune of more than four million dollars, is so displeased with Ihe oullook it may decline to open its rollers again this year. Wants Best General Motors mighl go along if the nation's top games would be made available each week, In- Poplar Bluff Downs Tigers Caruthersville Tumbles, 54-39 CARUTHERSVILLE — Poplar Bluff came to town last night and breezed to a 54-39 decision over Caruthersville's Tigers. The visitors posted a 15-7 first- quarter lead and the Tigers could never catch up although they played on even terms in the second and last quarters, Poplar Bluff had a 25-18 halftime lead and was in front 41-27 ;oing into the final quarter. Caruthersville goes to elkeston "riclay night. C'vllle Po« P F C 16 G G havens 3 Franks 4 Wilson 14 McClanahan Willis Substitutes: Abernathy 2, Poplar Bluff Snyder 5 Cradle 17 Harris 10 crog 8 Hager 6 Caruthersville — Hughes , Grlgory, look, Johnson. barrnel; Poplar Bluff - Hill S. Taylor. stead of being forced lo accept a set schedule made up months in advance. Whether Ihe NCAA would be willing lo change Ihe format is problematical. A new committee lo set up the 1954 plans was named today. It has slightly broader regulations under which to operate. Bui it still must contend with a strong suggestion from the 48th annual convention delegates that the program approximating that of 1953, wilh games being broadcast from all sector: a feature which could sidetrack Ihe week's top contests In favor of a lesser one due to the geographical restrictions. Cut FeeT J. Shober Barr of Franklin and Marshall College, one of the small college representatives on the 1953 television commltlee, said loday: "If ,lhe check is too big, !n General Motors' opinion, maybe we'd do well lo cut the amount given the competing college s—which might not be a bad Idea anyway, "Some of us have tried to have the television righls granted free by the colleges as a public service, wllli Ihe fees going lo Ihe Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden)—Joey Olardello, 160, Philadelphia, stopped Garth Panter, 161, Salt Lake City, 5. West Palm Beach, Fla. — Billy Lauderdale, 146, Miami, outpointed ",nrry Mujica, 140. New York, 10. Philadelphia — Jimmy Soo, 136, Philadelphia, outpointed Aaron Tart, 135, Philadelphia 7 Olympic fund, the football and basketball halls of lame, and other things which we support—but we've gotten no place with the idea...." Newcomer Booked on Legion Card Chuck Molner, a newcomer to Blythevllle mat ftni will Join three other veteran heavyweight* in a tag match that will headline Monday night's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Molner is scheduled to team with Lee Fields against Charley Keen* and Eddie Ma lone in the .feature bout of Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling show. Molner comes to Blythevllle highly rated. He has performed In numerous sections of the country and has appeared In mid-western television bouts. Fields, Ki'tnn and Malone ire an holdovers from last week's card which proved to be one of the roughest held here In several months. And a bit of bad feeling Is expected to be left over from that bout which saw Keene and Malon« disqualified for playing too rough with Fields and his brother Don. In addition to the main event, two, one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Molner meeting Malone and Fields taking on Keene. The first bout Is set for 8 o'clock. Hot Stove League New Catcher Good Bet for Giants mbed aklng. to Missco's smooth play Scml-Flnal Pairings St. Joe vs Alma Valley Springs vs Dover HENDERSON TOURNAMENT Quarterfinal* England 36, Bismarck 33 Hope 48, Caddo Gap 38 Malvcrn 38, Fuller 26 Lake Halmllton 42, sprlnghlll 38 Scml-Final Pairlnfi England vs Hope Malvern vs Lake Hamilton USED AUTO PARTS Rebuilt Transmissions... Generators and Starters ... Radiators ... lotteries ... Tires Phone 3186 HESTERS COAL & SALVAGE YARD Hiwoy 61 By JOE REICHLEP NEW YORK (AP) — If big lay Katt (pronounced Kott) ails to win the No. 1 catching ob with the New York Giants ext season, a lot of experts 'ill catch H-l (pronounced .eck). Gianl Farm Director Carl Huta- ell thinks Kail Is a cinch to make Manager Leo Durocher likes hta h a n c e s. Freddie Fltzslmmons, ho managed Minneapolis, where alt socked 28 homers and drove 98 runs In 114 games, Is one of s greatest admirers. Even such nbiased baseball men as Birdie Tebbetts, George Selkirk and Johnny Keane, who managed clubs In the American Association last year, predict that the 26-year-old strong boy will be the one-two catcher for the Giants next year. Hit .328 Katt baited .326 and conducted himself so well behind the plate lhal he wns made a unanimous choice for the circuit's all-star team. If Katt rnj-kes the big league grade, he will have gone ail the way from jusl 12 years ago he was Ihe Minneapolis clubhouse boy nt New Braunfels, Tex., his home lown. Taylor Back Another strong boy with a powerful bat is Bill Taylor, the 320- pound outfielder back for a second trial. Taylor, who was at a disadvantage last spring following two years In the service, returns this time with an Imposing record for 1953. The 24-year-old ex-serv- Iceman walloped 32 home runs and knocked In 93 runs in only 107 games at Nashville. Hia .350 batting mark led the Southern Association hitlers. The handful of new pitchers is headed by John (Windy) McCall, a 28-year-old southpaw and Pete Modlca, a 31-year-old righthander. McCall, who had previous trials with the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates, cost Ihe Giants an estimated $60,000 in players and cash. Good Reliever Modlca was purchased from Nashville where he was rated Ihe best relief pllcher in the Southern Association. He was in 31 games and turned In a 9-5 record. Although he has been in organized ball since 1942, this is his first big league chance. Charlie Fowler , a 23-year-old righthander recently released by the Army, may be the surprise hurler in the OlantT camp at Phoenix, Ariz. At Jacksonville, Fla., Fowler won 17 games while losing nine. He struck out 165 batters in 221 innings and turned in a creditable 3.30 earned run average. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 11 8:00 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15e We're sorry but w« were unable to book two lady wrestlers for the mixed ing match we had planned. But we have booked a top notch four-man tag bout for Monday night's main event. 4-MAN TAG BOUT Chuck Molner & Lee Fields vs Charlie Keene • Eddie Malone Plui 2 1-Foll Bout* MOLNER vs. MALONE FIELDS vs. KEENI

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