The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 21, 1954
Page 7
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THUIjgPAT. JANUARY 21,1954 (ARK.V COURIER Joe DiMaggio Is Still On the Outside of Hall By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Rabbit Maranyille, Bill Dickey and Bill Terry are' in baseball's Hall of Fame today but Joe DiMaggio still is on the outside — for at least, one more year Maranville, the sprightly '»«'•>*— ' • the sprightly little shortstop of the 1914 "miracle' •Boston Braves who died Jan. 5, .led the ticket. in the latest elec :Uons 'by the' Baseball Writers Assn. Dickey; all-time Yankee A catching great,; and Terry, last .400 hitter in the National League, were close behind.. Misses By 14 ! DiMaggio, who retired to 1951. missed by 14 votes. Totals of 252 ballots were cast by 10-year members with 75 per cent or 189 neces- 'eary for election. : The rules were changed this year, restricting the field to players active within the last 25 years restricting the field to players ac- 'tive within the last 25 years but out of baseball in any "field" capacity for at least five years. That 'eliminated managers, coaches and umpires who still are active or have been since 1948. The only exceptions were Dickey, DiMag- •gio and Ted Lyons, who had received 100 or more votes in the 2953 election. 13 Men ', Plaques will be dedicated to Maranville, Dickey and Terry at the Cooperstown, N. Y., Hall of Fame Museum in August when the Yankees play Cincinnati in the an- •nual exhibition game at Double•day Field. Six others, including Chief Bender, who were named by a. special committee last September, also will be officially accepted at that time, when the membership will be increased to 73 . jptaen. • Except for a surge of votes for Maranville, inventor of the "basket" catch, the 1954 results closely /followed last year's pattern. Those who finished well up the ladder behind Dizzy Dean and Al Sim- .mons, the '53 selections, moved up. A total of 53 players were named with seven receiving 100 or more votes. Big Gap Maranville drew 209, Dickey 202 and Terry 195. DiMaggio at 175 and Lyons at 170 barely missed. NEW REISER COACH — Charley Sims this week took over duties as head coach at Keiser High School, succeeding Austin Hanner. Sims is a graduate of Arkansas State College and spent more than three years as Burdette coach. During the past year, he has been in the hardware and sporting goods business at Hughes, Ark. RESIGNS — Barney Kyzer has resigned his position as junior high coach at Keiser schools. He has compiled one of the top junior athletic records in the county. A graduate or Murray State Teachers College; Ky., Kyzer's resignation will .he effective at the end of this school year. .Then came Dazzy Vance, Brooklyn pitching ace, 158, ex- and Gabby Hartnett,' former Chicago Cub catcher-manager with 151 votes. There was a long gap between Gabby and Hank Greenberg in eighth place with 97 votes. Selvy Equals Team of 1938 His Average Same Pre-War Teams Nardico Upset By Unknown Eight Knockdowns In Bloody Fight MIAMI BEACH, Pla. UP) —Charley Norkus, unranked and underrated, whipped Danny Nardico, a top contender for the light heavyweight title, last night in one of the bloodiest bouts ever staged In .South Florida. There were eight knockdowns. The Bayonne, N. J.'heavyweight battered Nardico with smashing rights and slammed him to the O rds. He's 178 points short of the canvas six times before referee I three-year mark held by Clyde Lo- Jimmy Peerless stopped the fight vellette of Kansas, and 444 points at 2:15 of the ninth, giving Norkus a technical knockout. . The . fight was scheduled for 10 rounds. But it wasn't a one-sided affair. Both fighters took a lot of punishment and were bleeding freely. Norkus went down twice under Nardico's powerful punches. Norkus weighed 197 pounds, 15'/ 2 more than Nardico, who had been clamoring for a title fight with heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. It was the llth defeat in 62 professional fights for the Tampa, Fla., slugger. NEW YORK lift— Prank Selvy o Furman, the top scorer in majo college basketball, is scoring most exactly as much as the av erage major college team of 193 —the first year the center jump disappeared from all sections o the country. Selvy, who didn't play last week has an average of 38.1 points a game in NCAA Service Bureau statistics covering games playei through Tuesday. Sixteen yean the average output for en tire teams in major competition as 38.2. An Pettlt Has 34.4 And although the 6-foot-4 senio: s admittedly a remarkable scorer —he won the title last year and set an all-time major-college record by averaging 29.5—there are hree other players above the 30 evel. Louisiana State's Bob Pettit IBS 34.4, Arnold Short of Okla- mma City 30.8 and Bob Schafer if Villanova 30.0, Bob Mattick of Oklahoma A&M heads in field goal accuracy (58.2 per cent). Selvy, trying to join George itikan in the distinction of winning wo straight scoring titles, is closing in on a couple of career rec- Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . Army 71, Petin 64 ' Siena 68, Villanova 58 Western Kentucky 62, Tenn Tech 51 Auburn 80, Georgia Tech 56 Dayton 76, Seton Hall 61 Southern Illinois 80, Northeast Missouri 60 Central (Mo) 77, Culver-Stockton .56 short of the four-year record held by Jim Lacy of Loyola of Baltimore. He has seventeen regular- season games to go. Harrison Wins Over Osceola Harrison High School's basketball teams won a pair of games from Osceola at the Harrison gym last night. The boys took a 53-33 decision while the girls were getting a 32-20 win. It marked the 13th triumph in 16 starts for the Harrison boys. Earlier this week, the Harrison juniors won over Wilson 30-17 and 44-22. Saturday night, the juniors will be entertaining Frenchman's Bayou at the Harrison gymnasium. Bead Courier News Classified Ads t W. Kentucky Rolling On Coach Has Chance At Ail-Time Record LOUISVILLE WIN— Ed Kiddle Western Kentucky's 58-year-old, silver-thatched basketball' coach, reached another milestone today and began looking.•ahead in terms of becoming the winningest mentor of all-time. : Diddle's Hilltoppers polished off Tennessee Tech last, night 62-51 to remain one of the seven undefeated teams in the country.. More important, the triumph was the 600th victory of Ed's career, .'all spent at Western Kentucky. One More' Mark ! Diddle now has ..only one more shoot at and if he sticks around long enoiigh, he might make it despite a bad heart. Phog Allen, Kansas coach, has a record of 737" victories and 212 defeats, mt his record includes duty at four different schools. So Diddle actually has won more games than has stayed with any coach who same team. 17 Straight The Hilltoppers are No. 4 in the weekly Associated; Press poll of ports writers and how own a win- ilng streak of 17; games, the longest of any major college in the ountry. Duquesne, which-was idle ast night, has won 15 without a efeat. . '• In other games ? las't night: Dayton won its 12th game in 16 tarts, defeating £eton Hall for the econd time this, season 76-61. Army routed 'Penn 71-64 and Sina snapped out of ;a six-game los- ig streak to upset Villanova 68-58 The Cadets, who~;now own a 6-3 ecord, didn't find ihe' range until nidway in the second period when ~;ill Hannon and Mark Einstein bean to pour the' points through. Each wound, up the proceedings •ith 25 points. • i Wardell ftps Bragg Cify WARDELL — Gradually pulling way, Wardell came home with a 4-64 triumph over. Bragg City here Mesday night. • Wardell had a :13-12 lead at the nd of the first quarter and ran it i 32-22 at halftiirii. Burnett hit 33 fpf Wardell while ouser'S' 15 point*' were high for ragg City. 'i Ivan Irwin of tlUkew York Ran- ers Is the only U.S.-borh player in ,c- National HockJj* League. He was born in Chicago. KEISER GOLDEN GLOVES ENTRIES — Representing Keiser In the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament nre (front row, from the left) Rabbit Crafton, Winston Oalsvall, Gerald Graham; (second row) Thomai Tate, Clarence Spain, Royce Smith; (back row) Roy Dubolse, Charles Perry, Dokey Scudder, Ca>I Spain, Harold Olxon. (Photo by Edna Brown); Landy Gets 4:02 Mile MELBOURNE UPI — John Landy's Australia's great mller, failed again in his bid for a 4-mlnute mile tonight. Running in a special twilight meeting at Olympic Park he was timed in 4:02.3. Landy, who has failed on several occasions to shatter G u n d e r Haegg's world mile record of 4:01.4, nevertheless did turn in one of the fatest miles on record. Back on Dee. 12 he was timed in 4:02, yie third fastest winning mile on record. Arne Anderson's 4:01.6 is the second fastest. Limdy competed before a crowd of 25,000, the largest ever at Olympic Park. He ran the first quarter in 59 seconds, the half in 2:00.3 and the three quarters In 3:02.1. He won by 05 yards over Geoff Warren. Less Perry finished third. Filly Lost to Colts NEW YORK W) _ Evening Out he^champion 2-year-old filly O f - PAGE SEVFN 1953, was beaten only once during the year. The only time she lost was against male horses in the Futurity at Belmont Park. A wrenched knee suffered during a workout caused Evening Out'i retirement in October. Now-only $ 2°° down puts 2 new GOOD/VEAR TIRES ON YOUR CAR You always feel safe with Goodyear - - the tires that are miles ahead. See them ... try them ... Compare them! 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