The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 25, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLVTHKV11.LK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY M, 1M4 Monticello Seeks Thursday Contest From a len-day layoff, Coach Jimmy Fisher's Blylhevillc Chickasaws jump into what mieht be their busiest week of the year. Things get started at Greene County Tech tomorrow night. • • - that* — town play and Jonesboro Fisher said" this morning Monticello may come to Thursday night. Four In one Week The Hill-BlUies want to Jonesboro Wednesday night Blythevule the next. Such an arrangement would make up the games cancelled Friday and Saturday with Blytheville and • due to icy roads. But that would give Monticello Jour games this week aJid anything over two in one week requires permission from the Arkansas Athletic . Association. While the AAA regularly grants a team permission to play three in one week when weather causes cancellations, there Is come doubt as to whether it would okay a four Red, U. S. Athletes To Be Neighbors By \V1U, OIUMSr.KY MELBOURNE (AP) — American and llussian athletes will live only 300 yards apart during the 1956 Olympic games and may play table tennis together in a common recreation game slate. To Call Soon Fisher said Monticello is to cal him as soon as it ge ruling ! from. AAA Secretary Johnny Bur '•nett, probably late today or early tomorrow. The Chicks were held inactiv all last week due to the weather They were scheduled to go to Rector Friday night and return to play Monticello here Saturday. If Monticello comes througl this week, the Chicks will have an opportunity to run their season's record to 16-1. They have now won 13, losing only to Jonesboro In the Arkansas State College tournament. Humes Here Friday night, Humes of Memphis oomes to Haley Field Gymnasium. The only .two ailing members ol the club were rounding back into shape this week. Freddy Alters has been working out again after being downed by the V.U-US. Dexter West is recover ing from a sore ankle and is ready against Greene to go once more. Last time out County (Jan. 12) the Chicks took in, easy 62-47 decision. Steele Drops 2 to Bragg City Girls Lose 44-43, Boys Fall 68-61 STEELE — Teams from Sleele lost a pair of close games to Bragg City Saturday night, the girls drop- plr* » 44-43 decision while the boys were losing 68-61. Bishop tossed In 20 points to lead the Steele girls while W. IsbelP's 18 were high for the Steele boys. • Tonight, Steele's girls launch play In Warden's invitational tournament. They meet Lllbourn. The tournament Is for senior girls and Junior boys. Glrli Ton. F Steele McCollum 12 Howell 9 Bishop 20 Strong Isbell Hastings Substitutes: er 2, Stone; Allen. Sleele R. Isbell 11 Poole 11 W. Isbell 18 Smith 14 Crawford B Substitutes: Bragg City Allen 14 Kinder 14 Nail 15 Patton Hubenshina Brock Steele—Poole, Tcet- Bragg City—Watson, F O O O Boys Pos. F F C G a Brags City Swink 14 Teaster 16 Frets 4 Hogue 18 Howren 14 Steele—-Spence 2; > Bragg City—Houser 2, Sales. Whitey Ford of the Yankees beat the-White Sox five times in 1953 without dropping a decision. hall. There will be no Iron Curtain at+- Olymplc Village in Heidelberg ten miles from the center of Melbourne. Dining Hall Between Plans for the village show that living quartes of these two bis rival nations will be separated only by a small area where dining rooms and shops will be located. The village of new apartment i houses and five-room cottages built to accommodate 6.000 athletes will be spread over 42 acres of park land but will be so centralized that there will be easy access to all facilities. At Helsinki In 1952 Russian and other Communist states were quartered at Otaneimi, some 20 miles from Kapylae, the main Olympic village. Good Finish Features At Melbourne, the Communists occupy flats and cottages at the north end of the village on a street named "Liberty Ave." The Americans and the English-speaking bloc will be at the south end, in modern three-story apartments. Leonard Curnow, a deputy technical director of the games who was at Helsinki, said plans of the village Incorporate all the good features of the Finnish show while eliminating the bad ones. of Girl Golfers Back in Shorts USGA Lifts Clothes Edict By ED CORIUOAN NEW YOR KI/B—The dove aeace fluttered over the United States Golf Assn. and the female golfers today. , The ladles had been giving the USGA the bird—and it wasn't n dove for the past year because of the organization's ban on shorts. The harried males who make up he rules of golf decided lo take ,he easy way out, reasoning, with ogle, that you can't beat the dames. Purely Academic So starting now, the gals may ivear all the shorts they want at heir tourntvmemts. Actually ,the decision, which was arrived at Saturday when the USGA held Its an- lual meeting, was purely academic because the lassies had been flout- ng the rule since it was placed i Ihe books last year. Totten Hcffelflnger of Minneapolis, retiring president of the USGA, sighed with relief when he -mnounced that the girls now had 'permission" to appear in shorts ust like their counterparts on the ennis courts. The USGA claims it is an Innocent victim of the ladies' cat- "We just decided to try to make SWC Play Slows For Mid-Terms Rice Makes Comeback, Ties For Second FRESH AIR HOCKEY—Hockey is played outdoors and in snowstorms in the Scandinavian countries. Tony Licari, left, fights Gunder Almkvist of the Swedish Nationals for the puck at Stockholm Stadium in a match won by the British Harrmgay ' team. 3-1. (NEA) DALLAS (AP) — Two victories last week zoomed Rice into a second place tie with Southern Methodist in the Southwest Conference basketball chase. Texas still heads the conference, however, with four victories and no defeats. Neither the Longhoras nor SMU played last week. The Owls knocked off Arkansas 80-55 and Baylor, 12-60 in games last week. i Frogs VI Texas Christian, now in fourth place, took a 73-60 victory over Baylor Saturday. The Horned Frogs now have a 2-2 conference record. Baylor has won two and lost three conference games while Arkansas—in sixth place, has won one and lost three. Texas A&M, In the cellar spot, has lost four games. Gene Schwlngcr, RIce'fi top pointmaker, leads conference scoring with ,132 points jn conference play and 378 in all-game scoring. The only conference game slated this week matches Southern Methodist and Texas Christian Saturday. Other games Include Texas Christian and Abilene Christian at Abilene tonight: Arkansas-Phillips Oilers at Bartlesville, Okla., Pri r day, and Baylor-Oklahoma at Waco Saturday. The Standings CONFERENCE ALL GAMES Won Lost Pet. Won Lost Pet. Texas Rice : SMU TCU Baylor Arkansas Texas A&M 4 0 1.000 9 4 2 .667 14 .667 9 .500 6 .400 7 .250 8 .000 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 3 0 4 4 .682 2 .875 4 .692 9 .400 8 .467 6 .571 Emll Zatopek, Chzeckoslovaklan track ace, holds eight world records: six, 10 and 15 miles; 10,000, 20.000, 25,000 and 30,000 meters and On his first hunting expedition, the one hour run ficlal. "Some of the clubs had bans against the girls wearing ehorte, rules uniform." said one of- so we mnde it official." Sports Roundup — Yank Farm System Is Not Big By JOE ItEICIlLER For Gaj-le Talluil NEW YORK (AP) — This was a basketball luncheon and, as so often happens, the chief topic of conversation centered around another sport. They were talking baseball and a fellow remarked that the surest thing in the world, next to death and taxes, was that the Yankees would win the pennant and World Series again next season. v.arcls Meed Mound Help Most of All (This Is the first in a series of team previews written under the managers' own bylines.) By EDDIK STANKY FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Here we are in the first month of 1954 and already we are getting requests to predict the major league pennant winners. It is rather difficult to make predictions so early when we may pick up a paper 10 days from now and see where one of the teams has made a trade that could make it a stronger contender. Kentucky, Aggies, Holy Cross in Stiffest Tests By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky, Oklahoma A&M and Holy Cross face the stiffest tests among the nation's leaders this week as some of the other college basketball power* swing back into action after mid-year examinations. Unbeaten Kentucky, ranked No. +1 in the latest Associated Press poll, takes on an improved Vanderbilt quintet Saturday night. Vandy is 10-3 and with the added advantage of home court conceivably could give the Wildcats trouble. Aggiei at Ho -ton The fifth-ranked Aggies meet About the only prediction I will Stan Musial . . . that 10 second make is that it will be a seven-[pause was for the greatest player team race in the National League, in the game today. Maybe five or The only team I discount Is Pittsburgh. Milwaukee dominates the league in pitching. Milwaukee, however, has a few weaknesses that must be strengthened before It can claim a pennant. No Handicap Don't worry. I haven't forgotten the team that won the 1953 pennant. The Dodgers have Erskine and Newcombe and LOGS and a fine team that captured the pennant two consecutive years. As for Walter Alston, the new member of our "ulcer club," his record speaks for itself. A thoroughbred ball player can play for any manager so you can discount the idea that a now manager will possibly handicap the Dodgers. Enough about the Dodgers. 1 saw loo much of them last year. The Cardinals finished 22 games behind them and we have improved to such an extent that I will go on record and predict we won't finish 22 games behind the pennant winnter this year. If one or two of our younger pitchers come through, we may even go all the way. Better on Bench I believe we will have greater bench .strength this year than we've had since I became manager. Schoendlenst, Hemus, Grammas, Jablonski, Bllko, Castlglione, Ortiz and schoefield represent a major league infield. Enos Slaughter can be counted on for 90 to 128 games in '54. He takes great de- Ight in making fools of the press which predicted he was through four or five years ago. 10 years from now there will be a fellow as good but right now I'll take Musial. He will play somewhere on my ball club. New Chunkeds We also have fellows like Tom Burgess, Joe Frazier, Harry Elliott, Russell Rac and Peanuts Lowrey to help in the outfield. The Cardinal pitching, at this writing. Is weak. But by April 15 it might be strong. The fellows who could change my mind about the staff are Luna, Lint, Deal, Montgomery and Poholsky. I have not seen those fellows pitch with the exception of Poholsky. Houston tonight in a return go. The Aggies won their earlier get- together by 15 points, but the Texas school has come on strong since then. Here, too, the underdog will be playing at home. Holy Cross, No. 8, clashes with stubborn Niagara Friday night. The upstate New York'team gave Duquesne, ranked second in the nation, a couple of tough battles before losing—by five and eight points. Duquesne takes its 15-0 record into Wednesday night's game with 3eorgetown.. Fourth-ranked Western Kentucky clashes with little Regis of Denver Friday night: Ok- ahoma City, No. 7, tackles Seattle tonight and tomorrow night; and Minnesota, No. 9, faces Purdue tonight. Eight Play Third - ranked Indiana, sixth- ranked Notre Dame, and George Washington, No. 10, aren't scheduled to play again until early next month. Only eight of the 20 teams ranked in the last poll of sportswrlters and sportscasters were in action Saturday night and three — Oklahoma City, Wichita, No. 11, and Niagara, No. 18, went down to defeats. 'Cats Win Again The other five had little trouble. Kentucky made it 12 in a row by breezing past Tennessee 97-71, even with All America center Cliff Hagan on the bench most of the time with an injured leg. Western Kentucky (18-0) outacored Memphis State 63-53, the Oklahoma Aggies (16-1) defeated North Texas State 66-51 as Bob Mattick scored 18 points, Minnesota (10-2) nipped Northwestern 82-78, and La Salle, No. 19, squeezed past North Carolina State 83-78. Oklahoma City's loss came at the hands of Wyoming and its tight defense, 57-38. Wichita ((now 16-2) fell before a hot-and-cold St. Louis club 74-58, and Niagara dropped Redbirds' Radio Test Disapproved ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinal' plan to lest the effect major league broadcasts have on minor league attendance ran into opposition from the commissioner of minor leage baseball. Under the experiment broadcasts of Cardinal games this -.eason will be beamed into Houston, Omaha and Columbus, Ohio—cities where a 53-46 decision to Canisius. Big Ten Tightens The Big Ten conference race tightened considerably as Iowa downed Purdue 70-62 and climbed within one game of pace-setting Indiana. Pennsylvania remained on Cornell's heels in the Ivy League scramble by trimming Dartmouth 78-67. Cornell, with 5-0 in league play, went outside the circuit to down Colgate 73-70. In other Eastern tilts, Seton Hall broke a four- game losing streak by walloping Villanova 76-58, St. Joseph's (Pa.) upset Temple 57-56 and Manhattan dumped Army 83-69, snapping the Cadets' four-game winning streak. In the south, Vanderbilt thumped winless Georgia Tech 84-65 in .a Southeastern Conference game, and Louisville defeated Baldwin Wallace 87-75. Klce Tops Baylor Michigan state posted a Big Ten victory, 83-76 over Ohio State. Julius McCoy scored 34 points for Spartan record. Missouri edged Kansas State 7571 in a Big Seven contest, and Drake whipped Iowa State 82-72. Rice (14-2) swept to its fourth straight Southwest Conference win against two setbacks by trouncing Baylor 72-60. In the Par West, Oregon triumphed over Washington for the second straight night, this time 64-48. Oregon State mastered Idaho' G9-53, Brigham Young throttled Utah State 75-63, and Utah topped Montana 73-62. the Cards own minor league clubs. "No- Commissioner George M. Trautman, after the plan was announced Saturday night, termed the experiment "not in the best interests of baseball." Trautman, who plans to confer with Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick in New York this week, said he would fight the plan. But the Cardinals' owners contend they are serving all baseball in making the test. Hurt Only Cardinal! "The effect of major league broadcasts in minor league territory has been the subject of dispute for some time," said Vice President William Walsingham. "The Cardinals, to determine the effect, have chosen towns in which they own the franchises so that if the effect is adverse it will hurt only the Cardinals." v The Cardinals also said the broadcasts would be used to help promote minor league baseball. Trautman disagreed. "A minor league club," he said, "in a minor league town is local industry. It is not served by the inroads of an institution whose interests are entirely foreign to the best interests of the local industry." Wrong Animal SYRACUSE, Kas. (If)— So much howling developed—and they had to pull so many porcupine quills out of their Bounds—that F. N. Cheatum and Hex Swisher gave up their raccoon hunt. The noise frightened the 'coons away, when their young dogs tackled the wrong kind of animal. "And it's a crying shnme too," I affiliations. The .survey produced the fellow went on. "I'm a Yankee a surprise. H showed that Ihe high fan from away back but I'm getting fed up by all their success. It's a bad thing. It's a monopoly and mighty Yankees have only nine farm clubs. They own only two outright and have working agree- that's doing baseball no good nt j merits with seven others. Also, only 'six big league organi/.ntions possess smaller farm systems. Those clubs are Washington, Cincinnati, Detroit, Boston, ChicaRo White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics, all. It's bound to choke the unless something is done to stop them." A Suggestion Unlike most critics, this fellow had a suggestion on what steps to make to curb the five-time- winning Yankees. "Make the Yankees cut down on their farm systems and the number of players," he said. "Baseball should pass a law forbidding a major league organization from having too many clubs. Put a limit on them. Say no more than 10 farm teams to a big league club. That would force a rich club like the Yankees to cut down on its number of players and give the lesser clubs a chance to dicker with free agents and college stars." Why Not? It sounded like a good idea. Why not force the Yankees and other rich organizations to cut down their farm systems to a maximum of 10 clubs? This would be one way of preventing them from'corralllng all the good young players in the land. With that In mind the writer went to work, checking each big league club ana their minor league The Louis Cardinals have the most extensive farm system, controlling 22 minor league clubs. The Brooklyn Dodgers are next with 15. The other seven clubs control either the same number of clubs or more than the Yankees. The Yankees at one time did have a large farm system. In 1947, they maintained 23 clubs and owned 500 players. They've streamlined their operations considerably during the past four or five years. Accident Fails To Stop Tech But Only One Of Victims Back By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas State Teachers College nnd Arkansas Tech last week rolled to their sixth and fourth victories respectively without a loss to keep the basketball race in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference a nip and tuck affair. Nine games are on the card this week. The death of Tech's 18-year-old Billy E. Baker in a Morrllton hos- jital Wednesday resulted In cancellation of the TeclvOznrks game Wednesday night. Baker died of injuries suffered Jan. 17 when a station wagon currying part of the team overturned near Russellville. Coach Sari Hindsman expects to have only one of the injured players back in action this .season and has elevated several "B" team members to the vavr 1 y. The Wonder Boys had their hands full In defeating buachita, 99-86, last Saturday night for their fourth conference triumph. State Teachers just did get by Arkansas A&M ,71-70. their second one-point decision In two weeks. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan, 25 8:00 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c •PA/- kiAT^il Plui 2 1-Fall Match«$ TAb MATCH Danny Dusek & Chico Cortex Chuck Molner & Lee Fields DUSEK vs. MOLNER and CORTEZ vs. FIELDS *P 4 little words with a great big meaning! Look for this phrase on every bottle of straight whiskey you buy. If die word "DISTILLED" is missing and the label reads "bottled by" or "bottled for", then you should ask yourself these frank questions: • Who distilled this whiskey? • Where was it made? • Was the whiskey bought elsewhere by the distillery that bottled it? • What am 1 really getting for my money? Every drop of Glenmore is distilled and bottled by us only! We do not buy whiskey to bottle it under the Glenmore label. You know what you're getting when you buy Glenmore. You'know you are getting a uniform product of one of the oldest, most respected distilleries in Kentucky. •So look for the words, "Distilled and Bottled by" and when you see the name Glenmore as well, you know you're buying the best. KCNTUCKV STRAIGHT BOURBON tLENMOtE DISTILLERIES CtMMNT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

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