The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1954 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1954
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TKN BLYTHBVH.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY W. 19M Biggest NEA Glove Event Gets Started Over 40 Fights Are on Tap In Osceola Tonight 137 Boxers Enter Golden Gloves; Action Begins at 7 p.m. OSCEOLA — A king-sized card of 43 fights will thing? started tonight as big;* v Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament in history is run off here. rirst bouts will get started at 1 o'clock. That's a one-hour departure from regular 8 p. m. starting time, but was necessitated by the unusually large number of entries. The four-day event will be run off at Osceola's high School gymn slum, with finals coming up Satur day night. Some 137 boys were present ye terday at the gymnasium wh weight* were checked prior to la night's first-round pairings. 18 Locals BIythevllIe's team, coached Don Burton and Herb Chllds. ha 18 boys present for yesterday weighing-in. Practically every town in nortl east Arkansas, plus one team fro as far away as Harding Colleg Seaxcy, has entered boys in th tournament. Blytheville entrants who weigh In yesterday include Bobby Smit Jimmy Tyrone. Winfield Smit Max Porter, Robert Birminghai Troy Garner, Gayle Jolley, Pe Baxter, Jimmy Gee, David Ra Charley Jones, Billy Peterson. Dui ley White, Alfred Collie, Carle Lov Carroll Knapp. Gerald Hall an Treddy Rounsavall. Eight of the BlytheviUe boys flgh tonight. They are Ray vs. J. L. Smith Peterson vs. Cherry Perry. Kelser Rounsavall vs. Jerry Spencer, Osce ola; Smith vs. Don Thompson, Tru mann; Tyronne vs. J. L, Simmon Missco; Jolley vs. Everett Olive Nettleton, and Birmingham vs. Leo Neal, Earle. Tonight's Pairings 70-75: Charles Barron, 71, Luxora vs. Wayne Peree, 71, Osceola; Ray mond Olive, 72, Luxora vs. Phlli Duncan, 71, Osceola; Tommy Simp son, 73, Luxora vs. Jim Little. 73 Wilson; Don Spencer, 82, Osceol vs. Tilden White, 82, Caraway Howard Brawley, 78, Osceola vs John Lacey, 76, Missco. 83-94: Bobby Smith, 91, Blythe ville vs. Don Thompson, 92, Tru mann; Jimmy Morgan, 86, Misscc vs. David McKelvey, 92, Earle Jackson Lunsford, 93, Missco v.< Eddie Jones, 90, Shawnoe; Freddt Laird, 84, Shawnee vs. Lamar Pruitt 89, Missco; Charles Daniels, 92 Earle vs. Joe Faulkner, 87, Missco Lightweight: Roy Smith, 135, Keiser vs. James Howell, 131, Luxora Russell Brock, 136, Keiser vs. R. F Peterson, 135, Caraway. Welterweight: Joe Stewart, 142 Trumann vs. Harvey Bowman, 142, Missco. 83-94: Donnie Humphrey, 92, Earle vs. Sammy, 92, Trumann; Jimmy Tyrone, 85, Blytheville vs J. L. Simmons, 91, Missco; Winford Smith, 92, Blytheville vs. Billy Dillard, 87, Luxora; Eugene Davis, 94, Luxora vs. Ralph Cash, 87, Wilson; John Bryans, 91, Wilson vs. Tommy Flanagan. 90, Luxora; Cloyce Hodge, 93, Osceola vs. Dickie Upton, 94, West Memphis; Walter Stout, 93, Wilson vs. James Baker, 93, Osceola; Jimmy Turner, 83, Osceola vs. Winston Otsvall, 90, Reiser. Lightweight: Carl Spain, 133, Keiser vs. Robert Batey, 135. Shawnee; Everett Oliver, 134, Nettleton vs. Gayle Jolley, 132, Blytheville. 94-104: Bernard Haralson, 97, Shawnee vs. Raymond Brown, 104, Barton; Danny Push, 98, Caraway vs. Gerald Graham, 104, Keiser. Welterweight: Paul Riley, 142, :araway vs. Thomas L. Tate, 145, Keiser; Leon Neal, 147, Earle vs. Robert Birmingham, 146, Blytheville. Flyweight: Bobby Hodge, 112, Sports Roundup — Bolt Hopes to Repeat at Diego RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. M— . such other top professionals as Ted Defending Champion Tommy Bolt Kroll and Jimmy Demaret ac- said today that he hopes to repeat the $5,000 San Diego Open tournament which gets underway here tomorrow for four days. But the Houston veteran and Polio Benefit Cage Contest Here Friday A polio benefit basketball game, pitting two local semi-pro clubs together, will be played at Haley Field Gymnasium Friday night. Ark-Mo Blue Flames will battle a neophyte First National Bank team in the contest which begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds of the game will go into the general funds of the North Mississippi County March of Dimes campaign, county chairman Elbert Johnson said. The Blue Flames, managed by Don Kerbough, arc owners of ti 4-2 season record, while the First National Bank squad, tutored by Virgil Shaneyfelt, has not had an official encounter since its recent organization. Playing for the Blue Flames are Harry Carter Farr, Dan Cald- weli, Chester Caldwell, P. D. Foster, Jr., Marvin Ross, Charles Moore, Bill Delong and Kerbough. The Bankers' roster includes Jerry Erankum, Billy Shelton, Bill Meharg, Leon Jones, Ben Caldwell, Carl Wyatt, J. L. Johnson, Hennan Story, Jr., and Shaneyfelt. knowledge that National Amateur Champion Gene Littler might press them all for scoring honors. Littler, while not eligible for any of the cash, is the overwhelming sentimental favorite. His hometown followers from San Diego are expected to swarm the few miles to Rancho Santa Fe to give him the largest gallery of the tournament. The tournament has been shifted to this 6,700-yard course, with a par of 1, from the San Diego Country Club, where Kroll won first money last year. Redlegs Sign, Phillies Moqn Only Eight Have Returned Contracts Luxora Takes Two Games BURDETTE — Luxora's Plin- thers swept a couple of games from the luckless Burdette Pirates here last night. The senior Panthers made a complete evening of it by turning aack the Pirates 64-45 in the fea- inre game after the Luxora juniors had notched a 46-24 win in the opener. However, the senior game was better game than the score indicates. Burdette, . paced by the 'ine rebound play of Russell Eu- )anks, battled the Panthers on nearly even terms for two and a mlf quarters before succumbing to Luxora's smooth last break. NEW YORK I/P) — While the Cincinnati Redlegs were adding to :hetr list of contented players for 1954, the woes of the Philadelphia Phillies continued to pile up today. Outfielder Gus Bell, second Baseman Rocky Bridges, pitcher Jackie Collum, utility infielder Connie Ryan and outfielder Lloy Merrlman returned their sign' pacts to the Reds yesterday. Bell received a substantial J crease in pay for his 1953 seaso n which he batted .300, had hits, scored 102 runs, 30 home and batted in 105 runs. But contractual pains Bt plagued owner Bob Carpenter the Phils, Shortstop-second bas man Granny Hamner, pitcher Ji Konsttmty and first baseman Ea Torgeson joined a group of unha py Phils who have returned signed contracts. Only eight of the 37 players the Phils roster have signed the contracts. Those who have turne in unsigned pacts include pitche Robin Roberts and Curt Simmon catcher Smokey Burgess, outfielde Richie Ashburn and first basema Eddie Waltkus. Outfielder M Clark was the latest to sign a coi tract. WEIGHING IN — Eighteen Blytheville boxers weighecl-in yesterday for the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament which starts at Osceola at 1 p. m. tonight. Blytheville coach Don Burton (left) looks at scales as official R. D. Mears checks weight of Alfred Collie, Blytheville's only open division fighter. (Courier News Photo) Osceola Drops Pair of Games OSCEOLA—Dell took a pair of games here last night, winning the iris' contest 44-35 and taking the »ys' event 50-37. Watson's 31 points led the losing iris wliile Richardson got 20 for Dell. Rogers had 12 for Osceola oys' high and Edwards led the Dell »ys with 18. Vilson vs. Ilcy Ellis, 112, Osceola; . L. Smith, 111, vs. David Kay,, 108, lythevllle; Bobby Walls, 111, Walls s. Meuel Williams, 112, Missco. Bantamweight: Cherry Perry, 118, Reiser vs. Billy Peterson, 118, Bly- heville; Charles Chrisco, 114, Lux- ra vs. Clarence Spain, 117, Keiser; udley White, 113, Blytheville vs. B. McHaffey 112, Caraway; Don- Id Foreman, 117, Milllngton vs. /illiam Berkhalter, 118, Searcy; onald Harndcn, 117, Wilson vs. Hen Jones, 117, Missco. Flyweight: Hczeklah Clark, 121, uxora vs. George Easley, 126, Earle; :rry Spencer, 122, Osceola, vs. Frede Rounsavall, 126, Blytheville; arold Dickson, 123, Keiser vs. Roy ebolc. 126, Keiser; Lavcrne Ruthford, 122, Netllelon vs. Jerry Mit- icll, 119, Trumann; Clyde Sender, 124, Keisor vs. Sylvester Foster, 1, Shawnee. Lightweight: Bobby Holinger, 133, ixora vs. Rounlti Han-is, 134, Trie; Lloyd Moore, 135, Osceola vs. •vis Stroupe, 132, Missco: Carl erry, 134, Luxora vs. Jen-y Quails, 131, Caraway. Hornsby to Aid Chisox Hitters CHICAGO 10 — Rogers Honisb dismissed as manager of the 8 Louis Browns and Cincinnati Re Legs In the last two years, todn v .,s named Chicago White Sox ba tln£ instructor for the club's pre spring training camp nt Hollywoo Fin. The Rajnh, nil-time great as second bnsemnn with a career ba ting average of .359 In the Na tlonal League, will start his nei, assignment March 1 when So Farm Director John Rigney open the camp of specialized Instruc tlon for 40 farm hands. Of the moment, Hornsby's inoni long job as batting instructor h:j only active part In basebnl He will spend most of his othe time working ,on a baseball tele vlslc program. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles—Al Cruz, 121, Los Angeles, outpointed Billy Peacock 1181/2, Philadelphia, 10. Jacksonville, Pla—Willie Pep 128, Hartford, Conn, outpolntec Little David, 127, Jacksonville, 10 Chicago —Ron Stribling, 133'/ 2 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, stopped Irish Billy Wagner, 35, Pittsburgh, 7. Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holy Cross 82, Dartmouth 67 N. C. State 84, North Carolina 7' Notre Dame 95, Purdue 74 Lawrence Tech 58, Ottcrbeln 43 Rio Grande 117, Ashland (Ohio) 78 Drury 65, Westminster (Mo) 58 Texas Tech 78, Hardin Simmons 66 Idaho 71, Wash State 53 Montana State 77, Colorado State 68 (overtime) Armstrong Now Evangelist By JACK HAND For Gayic Talbol NEW YORK (AP) A visit with Henry Armstrong, the old triple champion, was like i pleasant trip down an old country lane. As he sat in robe and slippers in a midtown hotel room, it was easy to imagine he was in town for a fight; and Eddie Mead, who used to manage him, was across town checking tickets with Uncle Mike. Almost 1« years had slipped | his brother called him just plain iway since the night Henry stood jroudly in the Garden ring, blood umping from a deep cut inside Is mouth, while Arthur Donovan alsed his arm over LOU Ambers give him a third world cham- >lonahlp. One and Only Nobody ever did It again and no- >ody »ver will, for boxing commis- lons In this day make you give up me title If you win another. Only ne other man, Bob Fl'.sslmmons, v«r held three ch«mp.oiuhips but Is were scattered ov«r 12 years. The •lenry' called him "Kammiirln 1 or Perpetual Motion" in "Hank." They probably called him other names too, in the Mexico City bull rings and the small clubs along the line where he stopped off to knock out a local hero before moving on to another town. 30 Pounds Heavy Now he is an evangelist — In town raising funds for a Henry Armstrong youth foundation, a dream home for boys to be built on the Soledad Canyon section, about 60 miles from Los Angeles. Henry is 41 and a little plump at 165 pounds, about 30 pounds over his best fighting weight. He hasn't fought since 1945 just before he iwiiiy u* rc*l«Jiuni jnuuui! in i luu^'iv Diuiic iyiy just OCIOre he it newspaper!. Hli ;n»naser and I went to the China-Burma-India theater with a U .3. troupe. Por years he managed fighters like Cecil Hudson and Oleo Shans and trained others. But he has given It up, except for an occasional exhibition — "I go 60-scc- ond rounds" — for ft worthy cause Nobody has been able to perfecl a style like Armstrong's. They try but they can't do it. He used to walk In, head down, shaking his shoulders from side to side, slipping punches, picking off gloves until he found the opening. He called himself "an agresslve counterpuncher" and that was about right. Prep Students in St. Louis Studying Problems of Poor Sportsmanship ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis high school students, casting a worried eye on the recen Detroit incident, are trying to find a way to promote better sportmanship among prep ath letic fans. There have been isolated cases of rowdyism at St. Louis prep events, but nothing to natch the Detroit flareup in.which a star basketball center was stabbed and seriously wounded. The stabbing has led to a ban on all night athletics in Detroit's public high schools. Stand Pat Year For Red Sox Leachville In Two Wins Juniors, Seniors Defeat Trumann LEACHVILLE—Junior and senior basketball teams of Trumann dropped a pair of games in Leach- vllle's gymnasium last night. Leachville's juniors took a 42-31 decision while the seniors were hav- 1 an easy time of it in winning 73-49. Coach Charles McGrew played everybody on his bench in winning the feature game. The Lions go to Piggott Friday night while the juniors will journey to Whitehaven, Tenn. The Lion Cubs have now last only two games and have reversed both of these losses in defeating Jonesboro and Valley View. They beat Valley View 33-32 in the finals of Dixie's tournament last week end. Previously, they whipped Oak Grove 34-17 and McCormick 32-31 to gain the finals. Rangy Bo Adams led the Lions in scoring their victory last nigh as he dumped In 24 points. Atkles- son's 15 was high for the juniors Lcnchvillc Pos. Trumann Atkiesson 15 . ...F Lance Wallace 4 F Salter 5 B. D. Carter 11 C .., Custoff 10 Thomas 2 G Teague : B. G. Carter 2 ..G darrett 5 Substitutes: Leachville — Garrison 4, Durham 1, Walker 3, Towell iiifoon; Trumann — Robbins 8, Quails. Leachville Pos. Trumann Blocker 14 P Humble Rnuls 3 ..OO....F Dcloach 5 dams 24 C Suiter 3 Ray 13 G Watts 13 Cennelt 14 G Tipton 7 Substitutes: Leachville—Lloyd 2, Idwards 2, Ward 1, Thweatt, Scott. Trumann—Richards 10, Maglalhin Whitloch. 'eacock Upset By Al Cruz LOS ANGELES M — Blily Pea- ock, 118'/2, can still claim the forth American Bantamweight hamplonship today but only be- ause his fight with Al Cruz, 121, is a n-tltle affair. Cruz, of Los Angeles, won a nnnimous decision over the Phila- elphia boy last night in the Olym- Auditorium's vent. 10-round main The greatest weight difference a world championship fight oc- irred in he match between Pri- 10 Camera and Tommy Loughn, Mai'ch 1, 1934. Camera .ighed 270, Loughran 184. In St. Louis, student representatives on the all-city high school student council are attempting to avoid, the possibility of such'an occurrence. An Example The Detroit incident has been set up as an example of what Increasingly poor sportsmanship can lead to. The student council, considering various plans, thinks it may be a good idea to set up some type of reward for good sportsmanship. Trophies, certificates or an extra school holiday night make a worth while reward. Biggest problem in the reward plan Is how the fans are to be graded and by whom. Condemn Riding The council especially condemned excessive "riding" of referees, by aartisnn groups and booing directed against opposing players. Thus far, much of the rowdyism has not been directly attributed to 30or sportsmanship between rival fans. In 1952 a 19-year-old boy ex- changerf several pistol shots with j another youth during: a footbal ?ame at public school stadium Neither was hurt. In 1949 two youths were sho and a third stabbed following high school football game at the same stadium. Gang- Warfare But both incidents were attributed to teen-age gang warfare rather than heated fan passions. St. Louis high school students, however, have had little to follow as an example of a sportsmanship from their elders of late. Just recently the father of a St. Louis university basketball player interrupted the St. Louis-Kentucky game with an assault on the Kentucky bench. He was escorted from Kiel Auditorium by police. Pro Snoopers For Pro Cagers? NEW YORK Wl — The Board of Governors of the National Basketball Association meets here today for the first time since the Jack VIolinas gambling; case broke. Molinas, rookie star of the Fort Wayne Pistons, was suspended indefinitely on Jan. 10 by League President Maurice Podo "f for betting on games. Podoloff is expected to outline ilans for a permanent investignt- ng staff, such as maintained by organized baseball and thoroughbred horseracing, in an attempt ;o thart any further gambling. The New York Knickerbockers, eaders of the Fistern Division in the NBA. were hard pressed in ,heir 78-75 victory over the Mil- vaukeo Hawks last night. In other games, Philadelphia ,Varriors broke a four-game los- ng streak by defeating the Boston Celtics 89-73 and the second-place Rochester Royals handed the onrushing Fort Wayne Pistons a 7367 setback. CITY TRUCKS AND AUTO OWNERS: January is the month to obtain your city tags and avoid a penalty. All Privilege License and Garbage Fees are also due. Please cooperate by attending to these matters promptly at the City Clerk's office. CITY of BLYTHEVILLE Steele Takes Pair of Games Boys and Girls Win Over Cooter COOTER — Steele's boys and girls romped to victories here last night In the Cooter gymnasium. The Steele boys breezed to 33 win while the girls were taking a 52-40 decision. McCollum's 27 points were high for Steele's girls while Smith's 12 led the boys, who split thetr scoring up among nine squad members. Steele will entertain Bragg City Saturday night. Steele Pos McCollum 27 P P P G G G Steele — Teeter, Stone, Funderburke, Johnson; Cooler — Thomas. Flowers, Lawhorn. Pos. P F C G G Steele — Bishop, Spence 9, Kellems 3, Crews 8, Carter. Christian 8, Wimberly: Cooter —Wilson 4, Hundhosen, Thomas. Howell 10 Bishop 13 Strong Isabell Hastings Substitutes: Steele R. Isbell 9 M. Poole 3 W. Isbell 7 Smith 12 Crawford 9 Substitutes: Cooter Perry 21 Dair 15 Smith 4 Edwards C. Wilklns B. •Wilkins Cooter Teeter 5 Terry 4 McCIure 3 Whitener 1 K. Terry 1 Read Courier News Classified Ads By JOE : NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox, who last year developed such outstanding rookies as Tom Unphlett, Milt Boiling, Bill Henry and Billy Consolo, won't tie as fortunate this year. The reason is simply because there won't be too many newcomers on the squad when it gathers at Sara- sola, Fla., next month. ~~~ ~ * It is difficult to see how any of the freshmen could break into the varsity, based off their minor league records. In fact, the newcomer with the best chance to- make it is a fellow who is not • even on the Red Sox roster. That, would be Harry Agannis, the former Boston University football star, who received a good sized bonus to sign with Boston last year. Hit .zsi ;"v; Agannis, a lefthanded hitting ' first baseman, did more than a fair job at Louisville. He batted only .281 but led his club with 108 runs batted in and was tied for the lead with 13 homers. He also had 38 doubles and nine triples in 155 games. Harry still is being kept on the Louisville roster but will train with the Bed Sox. Two sons of former big league . ball players will be among the Red Sox rookies. They are outfielder; Allen van Alstyne, 25, is the son of, Clayton van Alstyne .who pitched for Washington in 1927 and 1928. Guy Alorton, Sr., pitched for Cleveland from 1914 to 1924. Young : Morton is 22. Low BA's Both played at Albany, a Red Sox farm in the Eastern League, " last year. Van Alstyne batted .291 in 123 games, collected 35 extra base hits and drove in 67 runs. Morton, a six-foot, 205 pounder, hit only .227 in 35 games . .. . Rookie outfielders Charlie Max- j well and Bob Broome, along with *"' Van Alstyne, face a really her- culean task in their efforts to land a berth in Boston's outfield. Ted.. Williams, Jimmy Piersall and' Jackie Jensen are a cinch to com- Kyzer Quits, Sims Signs At Keiser Ex-Burdette Coach Succeeds Austin Hanner Charley Sims, for three years head coach at Burdette, nas been named head coach at Keiser High School and Barney Kyzer, successful Keiser junior coach, has tendered his resignation to be effective at the end of this school year. Superintendent of Schools A. A, Adams announced the changes to day. Sims retired from coaching lasl year to enter the hardware anc sporting goods business in Hughes, Ark. He succeeds Austin Hanner, who has become head basketball coach who for Osceola High School and is junior high principal there. Launched Football at Burdette Sims, who took over his duties at the Keiser school this week, brought Burdette into football prominence in his three and one- half years at the school south of Blytheville. He inaugurated the football program there and rang up a 4-4 mark In its first year. His second year was his best. He won eight, lost two and tied one. In 1952, his Pirate teams won six and lost five. Kyzer told the Courier News yesterday that he has tendered his resignation effective at the end of the current school year. His resignation follows only s few weeks that of Austin Hanner, who quit as Keiser High School football and basketball coach to accept a position as basketball coach at Osceola. No Plans Coach Kyzer said that he had no immediate plans for the future but that he hoped to stay in the coaching profession. Now in his third year as Keiser mior coach, Kyzer led the junior Yellow Jackets through their most successful athletic year. In his first year, 1951, his Junior footballers went undefeated and claimed the unofficial title of jun- or state champions. The follow- ng year his junior Yellow Jackets lung up an 8-1 record, losing only o Blytheville. One losing Year Last fall, Kyzer witnessed his jnly losing season in football with prise the regular trio. The new infielders, too, probably, will be sent out for another year of seasoning. Vince Furfaro, who came out of the service last sum-, mer in time to put in a month with Roanoke, Va., may be the sleeper. Missco Wins Over Lepanro LEPANTO — Teams from Misso handed defeats to Lepanto's teams here, the girls winning 6045 while the boys took a 47-39 win. Girdley and Clay, with 22 and 21 points, led Mlssco's girls while riffin's 24 markers were high for the boys. Blackwood sacked 26 for the los- . ing girts and Harris got 17 for Lepanto's boys. team turning in a 2-4 mark. I Ky. In 1.052 and 1953, his boys' bas- cetball teams won 29 while losing only eight and in 1952, they went all the way to the semi-finals of the district tournament. Over the same period, his jun- or girls amassed a total of 37 wins while losing only five. In 1952 is girls were defeated in the fin- Is of the district tournament. A native of Marion, Ark., Coach Kyzer Is a graduate of Murray tate Teachers College, Murray, Seagram-Distillers Cofporitioti, New York City. Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Proof.,65% grain Nartr* SpirUi.

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