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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.i COUUIKR NfcWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1984 Blytheville at Rector For Single Game Tonight Bui- Chicks May Be Looking To Tomorrow's Tilt If Blytheville's Chiekasaws are caught looking past to- ni-'ht's game at Rector to tomorrow night's encounter here with Monticello, you could hardly blame them. For fie Chicks have an old sco * to settle with Monticello, wh Rector represents just anoth ball game. Coach Jimmy Fisher, howeve wcs quick to point out that Re tor has a much better than • erage club and was elimlnati from the Arkansas State Colleg tournnament only because of last-quarter lapse. Remembers Fayetteville "They could make things plenl interesting for us, and I'm afra: they will," Fisher said. But it was Monticello who knocl «d the Chicks out of their firs real crack at the state title whe last year they beat Blythevlll* 5 43 in the semifinals of' the stat tournament at Fayetteville. The game was close all the wa until the last three minutes whe Monticello's big club got its seven point lead. Two Maroons — a regular and sub — may see limited action o none at all tonight. Dexter West, regular forward has a. bad ankle. Fisher said Wes probably will play a little, but re serve guard Freddy Akers has hac 'flu and is not figured to play ail tonight. Fisher hopes both will be read? to go tomorrow night when Mont) cello comes to town. Fair Return The Hill-Billlts have four men from l«»t y»w'» regulars who fin ished second to Clinton in the state tournament. They havt dropped severa games this year, but havt played one ol the toufhtat schedules in the stat«, (topping into Big Seven competition frequently. They play Jonesboro tonight at Jonesboro. Both nlthti, Plihtr said, rlgh now figure to havt only on* game Fisher <ald there won't be a B team gam* at Rector tonight and as far as he knows, there will no be on* wh*n Monticello invade? Haley Gymnasium tomorrow night. . Both games are to begin at 8 o'clock, Vince Martinez On TV Tonight Meet* Rocky Caiillo in Welter Fight •7 JACK HAND NEW rOBK Ifl—Vlnce Martinet and Rocky Casillo, two ambitious young welters who hope Kid Oav- llan graduates with honors Into the middleweight class, try to crack the top 10 ratings tonight. Their JO-round match at Madison Square Garden will be carried on network radio (ABC) and television (NBC) starting at 10 p.m., (EST), Martin* 1 is a 12 to 5 favorite. Date With Graham The prize for the winner is supposed to be a Feb. 19 or March 5 date with Billy Graham, who is sure to be involved In any eliminations If Oavilan Is forced to vacate his title. The Cuban Keed will have to give up the .welter crown if he whips Bobo Olson or the 180-pound title April 2 in Chicago. Martinez, 24-year-old prospect from Paterson, N. J., has fought more "name" fighters than Casillo a newcomer to the Garden from Blue Island, Dl. Consequently Martinez was listed among the A division scrappers and Casillo in B class In the latest ring ratings. An Impressive victory could move the winner into the top 10, Make or Break It's a "make or break" fight for both boys, Casillo in particular. Wichita Makes Bid InMVC Oklahoma Ags, St. Louis No Longer Secure By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — This was the year they said the Jniversity of Wichita would lave to make the big .splash n the Missouri Valley Con- ierence. And Wichitas cag- ers are doing just that. True. last night's 102-90 wallop- ng of little Fort Hays State didn't add.much stature to Wichita's No. 1 ranking in the latest Associated "ress poll. But it underlined the hrcat the Shocksn art making ,o the Oklahoma Aggies and 8t. Louis, the conference big wigs. Just Those Two Up to this season, it was a caae if the Agglei winning the confef- mce. crown mo«t of the time and he Blllikens the rest. But boasting a 4-0 record In eague play and an over-all 16-1 mark, the surprising Shocker! are laking a run for national recognl- lon. A victory over St. LquU Sat- rday would put them right up here. Lait night's victory wa« Wlchl- a's 14th straight. Its only los« ame at the hands ol Seattle Dec. after having defeated the West oait club the previous evening. George Washington's loth-ranked lolorjlals ran Into unexpected rouble last night before finally ubdulng elght-tlmei-beaten Vlr- Inla 73-71. Win No. It Tht Colonials, playing without ar guard Elliott Karver, won heir 12th game against, one loss Maryland on the contributions the Holup brothers, Joe and HALL WINS DECISION — One of the three Blytheville vletorys at last night's Golden Gloves in Osceoia was won on a decision by Gerald Hall (back to camera) over James McFatridge Shawnee. (Courier News Photo) Larger Boys in Action In Osceoia GG Tonight OSGEOLA — Northeast Arkansas' largest Golden Gloves moves a little closer toward a OPEN DIVISION MIDDLEWEIOHTS — First open division fight of the Osceoia tournament was featured on last night's card. James Bills (standing) of Searcy won a TKO over Larry Reeves of Earle after flooring Beeves and opening a cut over his eye in the third close tonight when 46 young battlers step into the ring for just half that many fights. First round. (Courier News Photo) -* U.S.-Canadian Grid War Gets Started By FRED WALTERS PHILADELPHIA (AP) — United States and Canadian professional football executives primed their checkbooks and mustered their legal forces today in an all-out war over football talent. ohn. Joe had 25 points and John hipped In with 19. Even Eevo Francis had his oubles. The much-heralded high «orcr tallied 32 polntj as rand edged Flndlay 74-71. Rio But 1C big man relinquished high- orlng honors for « change. Rone Marquette. a Flndlay guard, ad 36. Tony Drago, assistant basketball oh at Duke, was captured by the ermans In the Battle of the Bulge, id was a prisoner of war for six onthe. ocky came East In mid-October th the pilling of "the new Rocky raziano." He lost to Joey Klein t bounced back to stop Danny ovanelli, a conqueror of Martin- The Giovanelll bout started' anager Jack Begun talking about ocky and he hasn't stopped yet. His career record since 1951 is -3 for 29 fights. Martinez, now 24, seems to ar- h e at. a new "crisis" every time starts. He romped on i 13-fight n until heaten by Chicp Vejar d Giovanelll. Now he has fc new n streak of five, including a re- rsal over Vejar. For 35 fights record is 32-3 since he started 1946. The feud over Canadian forays Into American football player pools has blown hot and cold for several years, Yesterday It was announced that Arnle Welnmelstcr of the New York Giants, one of the NFI.'s nll- time top tackles, had signed a two- year cori'tract with the new British Columbl i—Lions. War Is On The 8-foot-4, 235-pound lineman no longer has a contract with the Giants, but the club still holds an option on his services for 195-1. Commissioner Bert Bell of the NFL promptly declared, "The war la on" between the U.S. and Canadian pro leagues. He indicated the NFL might reverse the normal procedure and raid Canadian player resources. "They had better start counting their players," he said. "We have a list of all Canadian players, some of whom cold make some of our teams. We'll go after them If they go after our boys." Legal Action? Meanwhile, Q 1 a n t s' President John V. Mara threatened legal action for breach of contract against Woinmeister. Mara snld the Giants had already notified Welnmeister of their intention to exercise their option on his services. In Vancouver, B. C., Lions' Coach Annls Stukus snld the club feels It has "fulfilled" all obligations concerning the Giants. "He told them at the close of the season that he would not be back and that he was retiring from the National Football League," Stukus said. Top Salary The olfer that drew Weinmcister to Canada was not disclosed, but a Sports Roundup— Opponents for Rocky Are Few By MURRAY ROSE -'For Gaylc Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Dempsey's suggestion that an elimination tournament be held to uncover a "real" challenger for Rocky Marciano is a worthy idea but Bobby Gleason thinks he has something better to offer. "Make the champion fight the No. 1 challenger within six months or take away his title," says the fiery little manager of Cuban heavyweight champion Nino Valdes. "That's the way they do It in Europe. If the European champion doesn't meet No. 1, ne'e tossed out on his ear by the European Boxing Federation. Ranking! on Toast "Otherwise, what good is it to rank fighters? Or have a No. 1 oonte" •'-"" You can't eat rank- me." : Bobby, of course, li not entirely unselfish In advocating the adoption of the European system. Following a dtdalon victory ovir Ej- zard Charles and four-round knockout over Heinz Neuhaus, the European king, Valdes was named the No. 1 contender by Ring magazine. Charles Tops The National Boxing Assn. In Its latest rankings a lew weeks back listed no logical contenders for Marciano among the big boys. Ezzard Charles, the former champ, headed the list of "outstanding boxers," followed by Valdes, Dan BucceronI and Roland LaStarza. Dempsey suggested that Charles, Valdes, BucceronI and Nardlco fight it out In an elimination tourney. Oleaaon if willing to have Valdet light Charles but he wants n "payday" this time. He's willing to give Ole Ez a return fight but he wants $30,000 If Valdes wins and Ml),000 If Charles evens the score. Actually, the whole thing is academic. The heavyweight champion— rather his manager, In this case Al Weill—calls the tune. And of the moment, Weill doesn't look too kindly on any eliminations gmong the contenders. His reasoning Is that his Rocky will take care of all the eliminating himself in due course. If the contenders knock each other off, then the champion Is liable to run out of opponents. And opponents arc scarce. olub official said the Giant lineman would bo "one of the highest-paid players ever iq play in Canada." At Seattle Welnmeister also said he believes he was within his legal rights In signing with Vancouver. "I did not violate any contract with the Glanls," he said. " . There was no misunderstanding. They knew 1953 was my last year with them. Attorneys have told me I'm perfectly free to go ahead with my contract with, Vancouver even without the letters I have from the Giants' management. In their opinion, the option which the Giants hold on me for, 1954 Is not legally binding." Weinmeister follows an impressive list of American college and pro players who have found the lure of Canadian football more attractive than the NFL. Jonesboro Again Protests to AAA Wording of Poll 'Unfair,' Geis Says in Charge JONESBORO m—Wording of a ballot which will decide Jonesboro High School's pica for reinstatement of seven forfeited football victories last season was criticized yesterday. High School Principal Clarence Geis said form of the ballot is "unfair and misleading" and "doesn't even touch on the issue In the The Executive Committee of the Arkansas Athletic Association ordered the games forfeited because it said a participating Jonesboro player was Ineligible. Now the full AAA membership Is being polled by mall for Its stand on the matter. "Not Question" Gels said the mall ballot asked members only whether they think the Executive Committee followed association rules In forfeitures. "The question asked is not whether Jonesboro should forfeit all its victories because or a mistake on school records." Gels saw. The school records he referred fight will get started at 7:30 in Osceoia High School gym. One open contest is on tap for tonight when Alfred Collie, the Burdette battler who fights with the Blytheville team, takes on William Hopke of Osceoia in one of the final fights of the night. It will be just the second open division fight of the tournament. Other bouts tonight will find some of the heavier boys getting into action. Baxter to Fight Blytheville's hard-punching vice middleweight, Pete Baxter, goes into action for the first time tonight. He takes on David Hall of Missco. Two llghtheavies, Hurry Williams, Trumann, and Alvin Young, Nettleton, will cap tonight's card. Other Blytheville boys due to fight tonight include Bobby Smith, 02, who takes on David McEivy, Etirle; Carl Love, who takes on Fred Rounsavllle, Shawnee, In the 95-104 class; Gerald Hall, who meets Benny Baugh, Caraway, and Carroll Knapp who faces Gerald Huskey, Caraway, all in the 95104 division. Kounsuvall In Second Tiff BlytheviHe's Freddie Rounsavall meets James Bagley of Shawnee n the featherweight division and jightwelght Qayle Jolley tangles with Robert Bagley, Shawnee. Bugged weather held last night's crowd down to a minimum. Blytheville's boxers also had a rough time of it, winning only three of nine fights and losing the other six via TKO's, Winning were Knapp, who took close but unanimous decision over Shawnee's James McFatridge, and Love, who decisloned Bobby Crafton of Reiser. All are In the 95-104 class. Suffering first-round TKO's were Jimmy Tyrone, Winford Smith, *lax Porter, Charley Jones and ["roy Garner. Don Copeland, in his Irst fight was TKO'd in the sec- md. 70-75: Don Brawley, Earle, de- cisioned Jan Streeter, Shawnee. 76-82: Ben Flanigan, Osceoia, default over John White, Barton; Thomas Scaife, Barton, declsioned BUI Phillips, Osceoia; Wilburn White, Caraway, decisioned Bob:y Richardson, Earle. 83-94: David McKelvey, Earle, TKO over Jason Lunsford, Missco; "'reddle Laird, Shawnee, decision- ed Charles Daniels, Earle; Donlie Humphrey, Earle, TKO over immy Tyrone, Blytheville; Dicke Upton, West Memphis, TKO ov- Blytheville; Carroll Knapp, Bly thevllle, vs. Gerry Huskey, Caraway. Flyweight: Don Strickland, Black Oak. vs. Iley Ellis, Osceoia. Bantamweight: Charles Perry, Keiser, vs. Charles Crisco, Luxora; J. D. McHalffey, Caraway, vs. Donald Foreman, Millington. Featherweight: James Bagley, Shawnee, vs. Fred Rounsavall, Blytheville. Lightweight: Gayle Jolley, Blytheville, vs. Robert Bagley, Shawnee. er Tommy Flanigan, Luxora; James Baker, Osceoia, default over Jimmie Turner, Osceoia; Ralph Cash, Wilson, default over Bobby Kyle, Osceoia. 95-104: Carl Love, Blytheville, decisloned Bobby Crafton, Kelser; Carroll Knapp, Blytheville, de- cisioned Billy Hall, Missco; Gerald Hall, Blytheville, declsioned James McFatridge, Shawnee. Flyweight: John Copeland, Caraway, TKO over Charley Jones, Blytheville; Jimmie Mead, Trumann, decisionecl Earl Foster, Shownee. Bantamweight: George Givson, Caraway, default over Jerry Mitchell, Trumann. Featherweight: Vernon Stallings, Keiser, TKO over Max Porter, Blytheville; Clyde Scudder, Keiser, decisioned Syl Coster, Shawnee. Lightweight: Foy Carrington, Searcy, TKO over Troy Garner, Blytheville; Bobby Hollinger, Luxora, TKO over Don Copeland, Blytheville, Russell Brock, Keiser, TKO over Lloyd Moore, Osceoia; Jerry Quails, Caraway, decislon- ed Roy Smith, Keiser. Welterweight: Lowell Scott, Barton, decisloned Bill Copeland, Lake) City; Lexey Kennedy, Wilson, de-l By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Welterweight: Billy Langston, Black Oak, vs. Joe Stewart, Trumann. Open Welter: William Hopke, Osceoia, vs. Alfred Collje, Burdette. Middleweight: Pete Baxter, Blytheville, vs. David Hall, Missco. 70-85: Don Brawley, Earle, vs. winner of Perry-Kemper fight. Lightheavyweight: Harry Williams, Trumann, vs. Alvin Young Nettleton. Cage Scores fault over Richard Allred, Missco. St. Francis (Pa) Open Middleweight: James Ellis, Searcy, TKO over Larry Reeves, Earle. Tonight's Pairings 70-75: Billy Perry Luxora, vs Tommy Kemper, Wilson; Bobby Dunn, Eavle, vs. Honald Patterson, Trumann; Gerald Jennings, Caraway vs. Wayne Pierce; Osceoia; Raymond Olive, Luxora, vs. Jiir. Miller, Wilson. 16-82: Tayburn Carrol, Caraway, vs. James McLaghlln, Luxora; Tilden White, Caraway vs. Howard Brawley, Osceoia. 83-94: Bobby Smith, Blytheville, vs. David McEivy, Earle; Freddie Laird, Shawnee, vs. Donny Humphrey, Earle; Eugene Davis, Luxora, vs. Dicky Upton, West Mem- Dhis; James Baker, Osceoia, vs. Ralph Cash, Wilson. 95-104: Robert Barrett, Caraway, vs. Bernald Haralson, Shawnee; Fred Rounsavllle, Shawnee. vs. Carl Love, Blytheville; Benny Baugh, Caraway, vs. Gerald Hall Geneva 83 o are those of a reserve end, Dean Stallings, whose football particlpa- ion caused the forfeits. Stallings was declared ineligible «causft he had attended too many previous semesters of school to permit him to play football. But the record of a brief attendance at Morrllton High School was lot. Included In his transcript when le entered at Jonesboro. Both the player and the Jonesboro school Were held blameless. Geis said "we have never argued with the AAA's interpretation of he rules that the games should be orfelted, but we feel that the rules hould be suspended In this case." ATTENTION FARMERS! Be sure to have your Cottonseed and Soybeans tested for Germination. Woodson-Tenenl Laboratories Licensed Groin Inspectors 612 W. Ash Blylhevillc, Ark. Help Yourself to Health! -%: SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS Health »nd happiness are »!• MIVS in season— and therc'l no better place to give them a boost rhan Hot Springs ! A staff of txpeit attendants il maintained in the Majestic Hotel Bath Department. Under their skilled trcatmcm, you will find- glowing health and contentment replace aches, tension and wot- fies. And remember, our Bath House n operated in accordance with regulations prescribed by the National Park Service ol the U. S. Government's Department of the Interior. MAJESTIC HOTEL George Washington 73, Virginia u Miss Southern 62, East Texas 55 Wichita 102, Fort Hays Sta.te 50 Rio Grande 74, Findlay 71 Central Okla 65, East Central Okla 58 Seattle 80, Colorado A&M 74 Neil Worden holds the Notre Dame record for scoring the most touchdowns in a three-year career. Worden tallied 29 times. Bait tongs made of plastic now are available to anglers srtueamish about handling helgramltes, crawfish, worms and other live bait. Despite Mikan, East Loses 98-93 Big George Says Star Tilt Was Greatest NEW YORK (AP) — George Mikan says the 1954 National Basketball Association all star game was the greatest ever played anywhere. I George ought to know. He was picked as the outstanding basketball player of the last half century in the Associated Press Poll. He starred in college ball at DePaul and has been the mainstay of the Min- • neapolis Lakers, national pro ' champions, for seven seasons. Last night Mikan was on the los- ; ing team. The East squeezed past '• the West 98-93 in overtime at Mad- • ison Square Garden. Mikan personally extended the game the ex- ' tra five minutes. •' Free Onei Count With the East leading 84-83 and the clock showing absolutely no time left Big George shot, missed and drew a foul giving him two free throws. The automatic buzzer sounded as he stepped to the line, meaning there would be no rebounds. Th» shots had to be good if the West was to force an overtime. Mikan bounced the ball half a dozen times, then sent it swishing through the nets twice in a row. Cousy Stars < Bob Cousy of Boston, whose one ' bander had , given the East th« lead with two seconds to play, '< stole the show in the extra period, ' * scoring 10 points for a game total of 20 and controlling the ball almost constantly with his tremendous dribbling. The display won him th« most valuable player award. Mikan siad, "We lost, but th» game Itself — it was the greatest." Third for East Mikan played second fidd;« to a Laker teammate, Jim Pollard, in scoring. But his 18 points increased his all-star total for four games to 78 points, 12 more than Ed Macauley of Boston, his near- . est rival. Pollard got 23 last night, Macauley 13. The victory was the East's third in the four all-star contests. Action Looms In Olson Fight SAN FRANCISCO W — Fight fans look for action aplenty tomorrow night in Middleweight Champion Carl (Bobo) Qlson's sched- led 10-round encounter with Jo« Rlndone. In his first fight since winning the title from Randy Turpln of Britain last October, Olson will be :acing a man who has a reputation as a rugged, aggressive punch- However, Olson is a heavy favorite to outpunch the Roxbury, Mass., fighter as a tun'eup for his April 2 title defense with Kid Oav- ilan in Chicago. Proceeds go to a boys club. The bout will be nationally telecast at 8 p.m. CST. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fall River, M ASS—Clarence Wil- ans, 152. Fall Elver, knocked out Eddy Silvia, 145, New Bedford, 6. Newark, N. J.—Felix Redondo, i37, Bayonne, outpointed Mftl Brown, .141 '/ 2 , Paterson, N. J., 8. Paris, France —Percy Bassett, 20i/ 2 , Philadelphia, stopped Francis Bonnardel, 130, France, t. BROTHERS KENTUCKY STRAIGHT IOURION WHISKIY Medley Distilling Co.,Owtn»boto, Ky. Owntd *nt Oftrttid Exclitiivily by the Medley Brotbtrt

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