The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1954 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 14, 1954
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tAGB POUR BT.YTHKVIIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEW THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1954 Blytheville Boxers Face Memphis Y Here Friday i 12 Bouts Carded For Legion Arena I Blytheville's second mid-winter boxing show will be run off at American Legion's arena tomorrow night when two- dozen eager amateurs, representing Blytheville and the Memphis YMCA, get together. Blytheville's young team will be ion-filled debut, locals won five of looking for its second win i" as I many starts. Last week, in an act i Carpenter I And Rickey Both Happy Branch Got Cash, Bob Got Dickson PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Owner Bob Carpenter of the Philadelphia Phillies and General Manager Branch Rickey eight against Senath, Mo. 12 Bouts Scheduled , Tomorrow night's card is expected to include 12 bouts and will get started at 8 o'clock. Weights will begin at 90 pounds and will go up to the 155-pound class. Memphis' Y has a lightheavy, but Blytheville has no one to fight him. All fights will be In the novice division with the exception of one open welterweight battle. Thit will find Burdette's Alfred Collie going against Herman Vlckers of Memphis. Team Grows Collie is a veteran of the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament and a strong puncher. He weighs 148. vlckeio wi!l weigh about^ 144. Blytheville's Stable of fighters continue to grow. Less than half will get to fight on tomorrow night's card. Some 27 boys showed up at the Junior chamber of Commerce clubroom for workouts yesterday afternoon, leaving very little room for working under coach Don Burton. About eight more showed up for Of the Pittsburgh Pirates both workouts under Herb Childs .and that "cat - that - ate canary" look today: had the Carpenter because he separated Rickey from his prize pitcher; Rickey because he separated Carpenter from $80,000 in much-needed cash plus two utility players. The deal, .completed yesterday, »ent Pirates' righthander Murry Diokson to the Phillies for infielder Jack Lohrke, pitcher Andy Hanten and the $80,000. Carpenter promptly declared thtt the addition of the 37-year-old Dickson gave the Phillies the top pitching staff in the National Letgue. Rickey, whose recent request for more working capital wts turned down by club executives, reported that he was pleased with the deal. After Dickson The Phillies have been after Dickson ever since the 1951 sea- eon when he won 20 games for the Pirates, who also finished eighth that year. Carpenter envisioned his 1954 pitching squad consisting of 10 players: Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Dickson, Bob Miller t Thornton Kipper, Jim Konstanty, Steve Ridzik, Johnny Lindell. Karl Drews, and bonus rookie Tommy others last night. So team strength is up to well above 30 boys at present. Childs said this morning he would like to find an opponent to fight a three round exhibition with Junior Walls, Negro, middleweight. If an opponent can be found, Childs said the exhibition will be staged as part of tomorrow night's card. At least a partial list of pairings Is to be announced tomorrow. BLYTHEVILLE MIDDLEWEIGHT — Pete Baxter will be doing battle in the 155-pound class at American Legion arena tomorrow night when the Memphis YMCA sends a team to town. Baxter was impressive in getting a third-round TKO last week against a Senath, Mo., middleweight. (Courier News Photo) Quilters. Two More The Phillies' president said that DIcitson, despite his relatively advanced years, thould have at least two good years. "Dickson pitches with an easy motion that dossn't take much out of his arm," a club spokesman said. "If he can win 10 games for the Pirates (his 1953 record) he certainly should do >s well or much better with our defense behind him." Dickson, commenting on the trade at his Leavenworth, Kan., home, agreed. "It's easier to pitch when you have a better infield behind you," Dickson said. "The fellows we had (in Pittsburgh) needed more experience and hits went through them that older and more experienced players probably would have stopped." Less Gophers Asked about his reputation for giving up home run balls — he set a record of 39 in 1948, with the St. Louis Cardinals — Dickson declared: Colts to Name Coach Today BALTIMORE 10—The Baltimore Colts' coaching situation is expected to be cleared up at a news conference this afternoon. Owner Carroll Bosenbloom said yesterday he'll name the mentor for 1954 at that Meanwhile, speculation continued to mount over who'll get the Job. Rosenbloom aays he's going to pick the conch from a list of nine. The list includes Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech and Art Lewis of West Virginia, rlvnl coaches in this year's Sugar Bowl tilt. Also included in the nine is Keith Molesworth, who guided the Colts to a 3-9 seuson last year In NFL play. Ttie remaining six include Kay Richards, the Colts' line coach, Oeorge Wilson, of Detroit, Wilbur Ewbnnk nnri Blanton Collier of the Cleveland Browns, and Steve Owen nnd Norman (Bed) Strnder, former coaches with the professional New York Giants nnd Now York Yankees respectively. Western Kentucky Has 15 Wins in Row By BEN PHLEOAB NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Dayton basketball team probably will have to give up its lease on the title of "giant killers" after what happened last night. Mitchell Not K. U. Candidate WICHITA, Kans. m—Jack Mitchell, head football coach at the University of Wichita, has removed his name form consideration for the University of' Kansas football coaching job. The Wichita coach said last night in a statement that he "has not Deen a candidate for another job and will not accept another position." Mitchell, former backfield star at the University of Oklahoma, had been mentioned as one of the top candidates for the Kansas post. The job had been held by J. V., who resigned under pressure. More than 80 coaches have applied for the Job. five minutes after the lead had changed hands 10 times. Bob Schafer, one of the country's most prolific scorers, collected 37 points as Villanova breezed past Kings College of Pennsylvan- Sports Roundup— It's Just Carmen and Billy Now Bjr MURRAY ROSE (For Gnyle Talbol) NEW YORK (AP) — Head tucked into coal collar to ward off wintry blasts, Billy Graham is helping to keep himself warm these days by singing his new theme song: "Just Carmen and me." And down Florida way on the «un drenched Miami beaches, Carmen Basilio softly croons back: "Just Billy and me." Kid Moves On In case you're wondering who brought on this sudden mutual admiration society between the welterweight arch-rivals, the answer Is Kid Oavilan, the welterweight champion. By algning for a middleweight title fight with champion Bobo Olson for Chicago April 1, Oavilan give Billy and Carmen reason to hope that they'll be battling it out i for the welter crown before long, j Like Robinson If Oavilan beats Olson, he'll have to give up his 147-pound crown. Ray Robinson had to do Ule same thing when he knocked the middleweight crown off Jake LaMott&'s battered brow. Both Graham and Bnslllo have had chances to take the welter title from Oavilan in the ring and both failed although by very narrow margins. Now they're rooting for the sleek Cuban to bent Bobo The Ohio Flyers blew a six-point lead In 80 seconds and bowed to Western Kentucky 79-75 In a triple overtime battle. The victory was No. 15 for Western, longest unbeaten streak in the nation. Just a year ago Dayton wrecked Scion Hall's string of 27 triumphs, longest ever compiled by a major college In a single season. The Flyers led the fifth-ranking Hllltoppcrs until the final three minutes of regulation time. In the first overtime they built a 04-58 advantage with 80 seconds to play. But Western fought buck and tied the score on Jagk Bailee's driving Jump shot with I\vo seconds left. Tom Marshall collected a field goal and two foul shots early in .he third overtime and the Flyers lever again caught up. Oklahoma City University, No. 8, whipped Houston 70-62 in the only other action Invuivlng rank- ins teams. Arnold Short scored 18 points in the first quarter and ended the night with 41 for the Oklahomans. Bradley, coming fast after three early season setbacks, scored a surprisingly easy 76-59 decision over St. Louis for its eighth straight triumph. Both the Navy and the Army won. The Middles beat Rutgers 75-01 after trailing at halftime, and the Cadets outclassed Swarthmore 74-41 with Bill Harmon scoring 31 points. Syracuse, the only team to beat Cornell this season, did it for the second time, 71-69, on a 20-foot Bet shot by Mel Besdin with six seconds to play. Perm State defeated West Virginia 74-66 with a rally in the last j nre °Pen on the club. There will be some 30 applicants trying for the six jobs. President Bob Carpenter is particularly high on John (Seth Moskus, a 13-year-old 6-3, 200-pound, lefthanded hitting first baseman who batted .317 for Salt Lake City in the Pioneer League. Moskus socked 28 home runs and drove in 117 runs. "Moskua will take over first base If he proves h« ^an hit major league pitching in Florida," Bald Carpontor.j"! believe he Is one of the greatest natural hitters I have ever seen." Stan Palys, Ben Tompkins and Jim Owens also are given a good chance to make the grade. Palys is a young outfielder who hit 2S homers and drove In 95 runs on a .325 batting average with Spokane of the Western International Tompkins, former University of Texas youngster will get the first shot at second base if Ted Ka- zanskl goes Into the army. Selected its the "Rookie of the Year" In the Three-Eye league, Tompkins batted .316 at Tcrve Haute, Ind., hit 15 home runs and drove In 70 runs. Hot Stove League — Phils Have Top Crop Of Rookies Best Group Since Whiz Kids of '46 By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — The best crop of rookies since the clays of Richie Ashburn and the Whiz Kids in 1948 is going to make the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training camp at Clearwater, Fla., one of the most interesting in the grapefruit circuit. At least two starting berths on the pitching staff, a,catching Job, two infield and one outfield spots so they can put in a quick claim for the welter title. Past action helps. Graham pointed to the grab made by Johnny Bratlon and Charlie Fusari when Robinson gave up his welter crown. Although Graham and Gavilan had as much claim to title honors as Bratton and Fusari, the Bratton won NBA recognition as latter two were quickly paired and champion. He then lost to Gavllan and Gavvy completed the cycle by edging Qrahnm In a very close fight. Surprise of 1953: Milwaukee Braves NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee success story; how the Braves shifted from Boston, finished second in the National League pennant race and set a new league attend ance record was voted the Surprise of 1953 today in the 23rd annual year-end Associated Press poll. All baseball w»tched with interest the first shift of * major league franchise in 80 years when owner Lou Perelnl moved his Boston club to Milwaukee. In 1952. the Braves finished seventh In th« standings, and drew only. 281,278 through the turnstiles at Boston. With a scrappy club managed by Charlie Grimm, and with Milwaukee backing the team to the limit, the Boston attendance figures, had been broken by May 20. At the end of the season, 1,286,397 fans had seen the Braves, who were a threat to the Brooklyn Dodgers' pennant aspirations right up to the final month of the sea- Tht «tory of Milwaukee «nd the Braves was the sports surprise ol 1963 on 42 of the 124 ballots cast by the nation's sport* writers «nd sportscasters, and on the 3-2-1 basis, received 149 points. The second surprise was the exit of Manager Chuck Dressen, who piloted the Dodgers to straight pennants in 1952 and 1953. Dreisen quit suddenly after Brooklyn was beaten in the world series by the Yankees because his demand for a 3-year contract was rejected. The Dodgers olfered him only a one-year pact. This received 23 (irst place votes, and 91 points. Third biggest surprise was the end of the college football two platoon system which killed off the free substitution rule. This got 12 first place votes and 44 points. Other sports surprises Were the Kentucky Derby defeat of Native Dancer by Dark Star, Purdue's football victory over Michigan State, the Illinois football team's excellent showing when the sophomores cama through. Rocky Mar- ciano'8 one-round knockout of Jersey Joe Walcott. the Maryland football team being voted No. 1 team of 1853, the flop of the New York Giants who skidded to fifth place, and the showing of the Iowa football team, especially its tie with Notre Dame. Osceola Starts Home Campaign OSCEOLA — Seminole basketball teams of Osceola will open their 1954 home season against Luxora Tonight. In their opener, the Seminoles lost a double-header to Marked Tree. Probable starters for the girls: Ibby Watson, Anna Beth Morrow and Joan Wilson at the forward slots and Junte GiHentlne, Joan Barnes and Fonda Weedon will probably get the nod from Coach Bill Beall at the guards. 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