The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 21, 1954
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MOBSIX THURSDAY, JANUARY «, 1M4 27 Fights on Tap In Osceola Tonight Blytheville's Boxers Win Five And Lose Four Tournament Entries Swelled to 160; Finals on Monday OSCEOLA — With tourn; ment entries swelled to whopping 160 boys, the North east Arkansas Golden Glove eliminations head into then second round here tonigh' with 27 fights on tap. First is to begin at 7:30 in Osceola's high school gymnasium. Last night's action, which Included some 41 bouts, saw two knockouts and four TKO's. Blytheville fighters won five of their nine bouts, with nine more scheduled to fight tonight two of them being secondrround fights. Finals for the tournament have been moved up to Monday night. Originally scheduled to be run off Saturday night, the finals had to be advanced due to the unexpectedly large number of entries. To Fight Tonight Here are the Blytheville fighte who will see action tonight: Jimmy Tyrone-Don Humphrie Earle; Winford Smith - Eugen Davis, Luxora, both, in the 83-9 pound class. Carl Love-Bobby Crafton, Kieser Carroll Knapp-Billy Hall. Missc both in the 95-104 class. Flyweight—Charley Jones-Joh Copeland, Caraway. Featherweight—Max Porter-Ver non Stallings, Kelser. Lightweight —Troy Garner-Fo Carrlngton, Searcy; Don Copeland Bobby Holllnger, Luxora. 95.104 — Gerald Hall-James Me Fatridge, Shawnee. Smith Wins Last night, Bobby Smith, 85. Blytheville ran hts string of vie tories to three in a row when h grabbed a decision from Do Schoopman of Trumann. Tyrone decisioned J. L. Simmons Mlssc'o, and Winford Smith de clsioned Billy Dillard, Luxora. Gayle Jolley, free-swinging light weight, finished with a fast third round to take a decision from Everett Oliver. Nettleton. Robert Birmingham, Blythe ville welterweight, dropped a close decision to Leon Neal, Earle. J. L. Smith, Osceola, TKO'd Blytheville's David Ray and Billj Peterson dropped a three -roundel to Charles Perry of Keiser. Dudley white was narrowly edgec by J. B. McHalffey, Caraway. Rounsavall Impressive Freddy Rounsavall was impressive in winning by a wide margin over Koy Debois, Keiser. Rounsavall had Debois on the deck in the second round. Last Night's Results 70-76: Wayne Pierce, Osceola, TKO over Charles Barren, Luxora; Raymond Olive, Luxora, default over Philip Duncan, Osceola; Jim Miller, Wilson decisioned Tommie Simpson, Luxora. 76-82: Bobby Smith, Blythevillo, decisioned Donald Shoopman, Tro n.unn; David McKelvey, Earle, decisioned Jimmy Morgan, Miss- co; Jackson Lunsford, Missco, de- cisioned Eddie Jones, Shawnee; Freddie Lair, Shawnee, decisioned Lamar Pruitt, Missco; Charles Daniels, Earle, decisioned Joe Faulkner, Missco. Lightweight: Roy Smith, Keiser TKO over James Howcll, Luxora; Russell Brock, Keiser, deci- sioned R. P. Peterson, Caraway. Welterweight: Joe Stewart, Trumann, decisioned Harvey Bowman, Missco. 83-94: Donnie Humphries, Earle, decisioned Sainmie Thompson, Trumann; Jimmy Tyrone. Blytheville, decisioned J. L. Simmons, Missco; Winfred Smith, Blytheville decisioned Billie Dillard, Luxora; Eugene Davis, Luxora, decisioned Eddie Parham, Osceola; Tommie Flanlgan, Luxorn, decisioned Johnny Bryans, Wil- Tommy Collins May Be Planning Comeback BOSTON (AP) — Tommy Collins — floored 10 times while losing to lightweight Boxing Champion Jimmy Carter in Iheir title bout last April — says he's definitely leaning toward a return to the ring. The Boston fighter had only one more bout after absorbing that terrific pasting from Carter while a :tional TV audience watched. He was knocked out In six rounds by Teddy (Red Top), Davis here last June 25. Retired Collins retired from the ring then o take a job as a physical in- on; Dickie Upton, West Memphis, efault over Cloyce Hodge, Oscela; James Baker. Osceola, de- ault over Walter Stout, Wilson. Lightweight: Robert Bailey, hawnee, decisioned Carl Spain, Reiser; Oayle Jolley, Blytheville, ecisioned Everett Oliver, Nettle- m. 94-104: Bernard Haralson, Shaw- ee, default over Raymond Brown, arton; Danny Pugh, Caraway, ecisioned Gerald Graham, Keis- Welterweight: Paul Riley, Car- vay, decisioned Thomas L. Tate, eiser; Leon Neal, Earle, deci- oned Robert Birmingham, Blytheville. Flyweight: Iley Ellis, Osceola, decisioned Bobby Hodge, Wilson; J. L. Smith, Osceola, TKO over David Ray, Blytheville; Bobby Walls, Luxora, decisioned Meul Williams, Missco. Bantamweight: Charles Perry, Keiser, decisioned Billy Peterson, Blytheville; .Charles Chrlsco, Luxora, decisioned Clarence Spain, Keiser; J, B. McHalffey, Caraway, decisioned Dudley White, Blytheville; Donald Foreman, Nettleton, default over William Berkhalter, Searcy; Donald Harnden, Wilson, TKO over Allen Jones, Missco. Flyweight: George Easley, Earle, decisioned Hezekiah Clark, Luxora, Freddie Rounsavall, Blytheville, decisioned Roy D. Debois, Keiser; Harold Dixon, Keiser, knockout over Laverne Ruther- lord, Nettleton. Lightweight: Bobby Holllnger, Uixova, decisioned Ronald Harris, Earle; Lloyd Moore, Osceola, de- cisioned Arvis Stroupe, Missco; Jerry Quails, Caraway, knockout over Carl Berry, Luxora. Tonight's Pairings 70-75: Billy Berry, Luxora vs. Tommy Camper, Wilson; Don Brawley, Earle vs., Jan Streeter, Shawnee. 76-82: Ben Flanigan, Osceola vs. John White, Barton; Bill Phillips, Osceola vs. Thomas Senile, Baron; Wilbur White. Caraway vs. Bobby Richardson, Earle. 83-94: David McKelvey, Earle 's. Jackson Lunsford, Missco; Meddle Lnird, Shawnee vs., Chares Daniels. Earle; Donnie Hum- hries, Enrle vs. Jimmy Tyrone, Blytheville; Winford Smilh, Bly- hevllle vs. Eugene Davis, LUx- rn; Tommy Flanigan, Luxora, •s. Dick Upton, West Memphis; ames Baker, Osceola vs. Jimmy Turner, Osceola; Ralph Cash, Wilon vs. Bobby Kyle. Osceola. 95-104: Bobby Crafton. Keiser i. Carl Love, Blytheville; Billy Jail, Missco vs. Carol Knapp, Bly- heville; James McFatridge, Shaw- ee vs. Gerald Hall, Blytheville. Flyweight: Charley Jones, Bly- heville vs. John Copeland, Cara- ray; Jimmie Mead, Trumann vs. !arl Foster, Shawnee. Bantamweight: Jerry Mitchell, 'rumann vs. George Gileson, Carway. Featherweight: Vcrnon Stallings, -Ceiser vs. Max Porter, Blythe- ille; Clyde. Scuddcr, Keiser vs. yl Poster, Shawnee. Lightweight: Foy Carrington, earcy vs. Troy Garner, Blylhe- ille; Don Copeland, Blytheville Bobby Hollinger, Luxora; Lloyd loore, Osceola vs. Jerry Quails araway; Roy Smith, Keiser vs ussell Brock, Keiser. Welterweight: Bill Copeland, ake City vs. Lowell Scott, Barin; Lexey Kennedy, Wilson vs. ichard Allred, Missco. Open Middleweight: Larry eeves, Earle vs. James Ellis, earcy. structor at a correction farm. But he has a vacation coming up and may motor to Miami. Kumor has it that he'll make a comeback start in Miami late next month. "I'm going to talk the whole thing over with my wife, Mae," Collins said yesterday, "but I must admit I am definitely leaning toward a return to the ring. I want to fight again and I want to fight Sandy Saddler for the featherweight title." Big Gate Saddler—now in the army but scheduled for separation t h i B spring—drew a $70,000 gate in a match with Collins In Boston Garden St. Patrick's Day, 1952. Collins-floored Saddler but got careless trying for a knockout and wound up a knockout victim in five rounds. <ARK.) COURIER AS SMITH TAKES DECISION — Bobby Smith (left), 92, fights his way to a decision over Trumann's Donald Shoopman. Smith has been one of the most consistent winners on Blytheville's team. (Cour-. ier News Photo) Gie/ Was Tops MINNEAPOLIS (ff>) — Paul Giel, the versatile tailback for the Golden Gophers of Minnesota, proved to be the Big Ten's top all-around offensive star for the second time in three years. He set a one-game mark of 53 Individual plays (35 rushes and 18 passes) and a Season's record of 163 rushes. The latter record displaced Alan Ameche's mark set in 1951. hardwood. I Average Might Short's uncanny loopers drive his opponents to distraction, He takes 24 shots from the field and pots 10 of them. He made 13 tries from the charity line and clicks 11 times for 31 points. That's an average night. And, in this day and age of individual basketballers who tower over the opposition, short is a pleasant surprise. He is a team Arnold Short: Midwest Terror OC Player Is Termed Unguardable OKLAHOMA CITY (jf) — A s one ! rival coach put it, "the only way to guard against Arnold Short is tn Bhnnt Ui I iv. ,, • milloi- ul tuu illullj' JJtloullclo JUU13, i nc WUa VCI'V to shoot him at the dressing room He blankets his man consistently ! school," Parrack Short has never been lost because of too many personals fouls, He blankets his man consistently ! and does it cleanly, averaging "Trouble is." commented anoth-| slightly more than one foul per er, "he probably would be shoot-1 game in 12 starts. The Chiefs, BO CARAWAY GETS KO — Jerry Quails, 131- pounder from Caraway, is shown watching Carl Berry, 134, Luxora, fall after latter had been tag- ged in the second round of the final fight on last night's Osceola Golden Gloves program. (Courier News Photo) "He was very door. Camp Paid for Yearling COLUMBUS, O. vet— Sol Camp of Shafter, Calif., was the leading buyer of trotting arid pacing yearlings at major «ales during 1953, According to U.S. Trotting Association records, Camp paid $111,400 for 31 standard-breds. He bought nine head at a Lexington, Ky., sale and four at Harrisburg, Pa. Top price of $25,000 was paid for Butch Hanover, a son of Hoot Mon. BEING CHASED—But from 3000 miles away. That's the situation Gordon Pirie, 22-year- old English track star, is in as he splashes over sodden course to victory in cross-country event at Wimbledon. A bank clerk, Pirie is being sought after by several American universities, who are offering track scholarships. (NBA) Sports Roundup — Winner Hired for Rangers By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. For Gayle Tatbot NEW YORK (AP) — A big guy has just come to town who never or hardly ever — stuck his head into any sports activity without coming out with a championship of some sort. And he has been handed one of the toughest jobs you could imagine — trying to make a championship contender out of the Rangers. The big guy's name Is Murray Patrick, but everyone calls him "Muzz." The Rangers, if you don't remember, are a local hockey team which used to win titles with reasonable frequency but haven't even threatened lately. Lost Job In fact, they slipped so far after the war that Muzz' dad, Lester, lost his Job after leading the club for 20 years. And brother Lynn, Frank Boucher and Bill Cook all failed to bring the club and its iard buck. And, to make it tougher, Muzz, after only a week to get acquainted with his team, run into three straight games against the Boston Bruins. That's the team the Bangers have to beat to get into the National Hockey League playoffs and their coach is Muzz's older, slightly smaller and equally rugged brother Lynn. Win First Still we wouldn't want to bet that Muzz can't do it, He's quite a guy. His Rangers won the first of Uie throe last night, defeating the Bruins 8-3. Just la show you how the younger Patrick operates, he didn't take up hockey seriously until he was 18 years old. Five years later he was a big leaguer. Before that time, he had won the amateur heavyweight boxing championship of Canada. He had played on a Canadian championship basketball team, was an outstanding back/lew man in the "Big Four" Football League in his native British Columbia and took an occasional fling at baseball, track and bicycle racing. ing first." The conversation above may be slightly apocryphal—they say it was overheard at the recent All- rollege Tournament here—but Oklahoma City's 6-foot-3, 175-pound basketball star is certainly no myth. Neither ave his feats on the I far, own a 11-1 record. Face-Away Scorer That one defeat was at the hands of Oklahoma A&M, fifth-ranked nationally, and not e-ven the Aggies were able to contain Short's two pet outside shots, the one-handed I push and the two-handed overhead Read Courier News Classified Ads pitch. That's what his coach, Doyle Parrack, calls the "fall-away jumpshot." He is virtually unguardable because of his unorthodox tosses which seem to be thrown "blind." small in high explains, "and because he had to play against larger boys developed that type of skill. "Normally, you move toward the basket in shooting and follow through. Arnie's best shot is to jump in , the air and shoot off- balance, going backwards. Another Doak In Texas? HOUSTON. Tex—There's another Doak Walker coming up. He's Walter Fondren, Houston's great high school player. Walker, former All-America halfback at Southern Methodist and now an All-Pro for the champion Detroit Lions, wore No. 37 on his jersey. Fondren wears the same number. Fondren, say the critics, has the same stop-and-go style of action school. and gets the most out of a. threat to pass. j Joel Hunt, former Texas A&M football star who coached at Louisiana State and Georgia, remarked about Pondren's ability to run until a tackier thinks he has a dead shot at him then cut back into the tackier and either bounce off or run right through the tackler's arms. The 155-pound Fondren gained 1,752 yards—1,341 rushing and. 411 passing—in 11 games, while scoring 112 points. He's the son of a Houston mili lionaire and won't be looking around for the highest bidder for next fall. He may decide to attend a Texan Trucks for '54 13B-H.P. PQWEft KING V-8 1I5-H.P. COST CLIPPER SIX Featuring the per cu, into a truck line! NOW... ONLY FORD gives you Gas-Saving, LOW-FRICTION, High-Compression, Overhead-Valve, Deep-Block engines in all truck models! V-8 and SIX! 5 engines-115-to 170-h.p.! 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