Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 3, 1952 · Page 11
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 3, 1952
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Hester Quite Hog Cage Team; To Leave School Porters' Tall Center Unhappy With Classes . Askew Says Team : Determined To Make Up For Loss By ALLAN GILBERT, n. The Arkansas Razorbacks went through a hsrd drill session yesterday determined to take up the ·lack created by the loss of Billy Wayne (Toar) Hester, six-foot, 11-inch Junior center. The announcement of Ileiter's decision to quit basketball and the University WHS made by head coach Presley Askew yesterday after- Boon. Hester's dissatisfaction with his own play and with- school life were given as the reasons for the action. Askew stated that as long Sullivan Trophy Goes To "Flying Parson" Roanoke, Va.-(/P;-The Rev. Rob' ert "Bob" Richards, whose amazing pole-vaulting and decathlon performances earned him the 1951 James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy, raked a iweaty forthtad with the back of hit hand . The "Flyinf P»r«on" had just pulled up out of the still darkness after a tour around a city park here. The time was 1 a. m. today. "Well," said Richards, the Amateur Athlete of 1951, "I guess Dial's enough for tonight. I've worked out in this little park for almost two hours now. After a shower, I'll go to bed." That's the way Richards, second pole vaulter in history to clear 15 feet and the national decathlon champion, keeps in trim. That's :he way he's getting ready for the Olympic trials. Trains At Night "I have to train much of the time at night," said the 25-year- j old pan-on, who last Sunday scored his 50th straight pole-vaulting victory In the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans. "I usually teach In the morning, have business affairs to care for in the afternoon, preach at night and then comes my training." "I'm training with all my heart and soul for that Olympic team," he said. "I hope to be in top shape. And I've got my heart net on breaking the world's pole- vaulting and decathlon records. With the help of God, I will." The pole-vaulting record Richards is shooting at is the 15-foot, 8'A-inch mark set by Cornelius Wsrmcrdam. The parson, who cleared 15-feet nine times last year, ha? achieved a height of 15- feet. 4 y,-inches. Secki Record A comparative newcomer to the decathlon competition, Richards wants to better the world record tallies of 8,042 points rolled up b Olympic champion Bob Mathia He collected 7,834 points in th 10-event tett last year. Richards, here on a visit an conducting revivals at nearb towns, ii an instructor in rellelou philosophy at La Verne, Calif College. He amassed 1,263 points in th f i n a l balloting for the Sulliva Trophy. He wa« the first choice o 174 of the 487 ballots cast by nation-wide panel of sports au ihorlties. Second went to Maureen Con nolly, 17-year-old national tenni champion from San Diego, Calif with 903 points. Sgt. Ma: Whit field of the Air Force, 194 Olympic 800-meter running chani pion and three-time nationa champion at the distance, wa third with 754. Richards said the trophy \ "probably the greatest honor my life." near the basket, but he ju couldn't do much when his ma moved outside .. . and, of cours that is what they were doing o him," the Arkenses coach com mented. "On offense we'll fe his absence, but I'm confide] that the boys will work hard an do their best to solve the prob lem." Arkansas is expected to eta Walter Kcarns, Gene Lamber Tryon Lewis, Sammy Smith an Elkins a g a i n s t the invadjn Aggies, Saturday. Billy Hester »« three weeks ago the situatio had been coming- to a head, i that time, Askew said, Hest presented his. problem to th ;oach. Askew persuaded the Hall Sum mil,' La., boy to give it anoth try at that time. Hester agree to remain for the Missouri an Tulsa games, and later agreed compete in the conference tourn: ment at Dallas. But during th tournament at Dallas he rea firmed his decision to give college life and his decision wa known to his coach and tearr mates at the time of the BayL game, marked by a spirited vie tory for the Arkansas team. Askew explained Hester's feel Ings as, "an intense dislike," fo ·chool and · concurrent siackin of enthusiasm for basketball. Askew declared in making h announcement that he regrette ·incerely Hester's decision, only from a selfish viewpoint a far as the boy's potential ability concerned, -but as far as his fu ture is concerned, too." Askew said that he had carrie Hester's problem with him for period of more than two week without telling- anyone, hopin that somehow the boy's problem would work themselves out. Th final decision was reached jus prior to Arkansas' final game ii the conference tournament a Dallas. Askew said that Hester had ex pressed his loyalty to the Uni versity and that no other fichoo was involved in his dissatisfac tlon with his life here. Hester was due to be in Fayctte ville today to complete arrange tnents for moving his wife am personal effects home to Louisi ana. He left for his Hall Summi home after the tournament a Delias. Coach Askew admitted th; Hester's leaving- would work something of a hardship on th team, since so much time has been devoted to building- an offensive around the tall pivot man. However, Askew said he felt that the members of the team "have i r*«l determination, possibly tin best of the season, to go to work and take up the slack." Orval Elkins, who played four years on the post in high school will take over Hester's position in the Porkers' conference opener against Texas A. and M., Satur*y at the Field House. Competing with Elkins, a 8-5 sophomore, for the pivot spot are Raymond Shaw, a 6-6 sophomore, and J. W. "Shaky" Walker, a «-4 sophomore. A»kew Indicated that certain change* in the offensive stratify wfll be midt throwing a greater scoring responsibility on all mcm- btn of the squad, Hester, who scored 204 point* as a reserve last ywr, already h«d accounted for 171 points this season and had 'iad a high single-game total of 7, chalked up against Tutsa. In evaluating the iltuatlon at It nv itandi Askew said he felt t the tt«m would probably not 'ar much on defense. "Toar I do a good job on gunrding t man as lone at he stayed Brown Leaves North Seniors For Pro Bowl Mobile, AIa-W)-Another roum in the Steve Owen vs. Paul Brown coaching rivalry won't come of here Saturday in the Senior .Bow as scheduled. But a strange cat of football coaching by remot control is in the offing. Brown, coach of the profes sional Cleveland Browns, learned last night he was being page: loudly in Los Angeles to come ou and coach one of the all-sta teams in the Professional Bow game January 12. Since his contract plainly sai he had to go. Brown went. Hi leave taking was highly painft to the North squad of the Senio Bowl cast, to sponsors of th Senior Bowl and the fans whc expected to tee a typical Brown Owen scrap. Owen, a 250-pounder, is coacl of the professional New Yorl Giants in the fall and coach o the South iquad every January in the Senior Bowl. During the past two seasons Brown's Clevelanders and Owen's New Yorkers have had the fierces series in professional football Their teams have taken turns about whipping each other -by narrow margins. With Brown gone, the coaching job of the North squad dropped into the large hands of Fritz Heisler and Wilbur Eubanks--two di- ciples of Brown who regularly assist him with the Cleveland team. After Brown got his flying orders last night Heisler said he and Eubanks were prepared to run the North team but that they expected to get occasion?! help from Brown by long distance phone calls. The Senior Bowl is where 50 of the nation's finest college players turn professional. Players on the winning team earn $900 each; players on the losing team $400. Greenbcrg Sees Yanks As Weak Without DiMag Cleveland-tVj-Hank . Greenberg says that "without Joe DiMaggio the New York Yankees will be ucky to finish in the first division next season. And the Cleveland Indians general manager pointed out he was not saying that just because the retired fielder was inspirational iround the club house for the World Champion Yanks. "After all, there's no way to measure his value In that respect," said Greenbcrs. "But you can measure his value as a hitter and is a center fielder. That's why I say they'll be just an ordinary tall club without him." Grccnhcrjr refused to predict a icnnant for his Tribe because "it's little to early for that," but he did say that "the Indians are one f three or four teams better than he Yankees, now that their big ;uy is gone." 'Dogs Tangle With Harrison Tomorrow Michigan State . -- - - --~r-"» "" i«-·-"·· ·miwii, 4 itirauuijm runic c Jltlder, leads the Nation*! League, in home nms. (NBA) Predicts Mizell Will Be Greatest Lefthander Ever Houston, Tex.-(/P)-A veteran laseball observer says Wilmer 'inegar Bend Mizell, a St. Louis Cardinal acquisition, may become the greatest lefthander the game ver had." Johnny Keane, long-time mem- Mr of the Cardinal organization ailed Mizell a faster pitcher today lan Dizzy Dean or Wild Bill Hallahan were in their prime. He said Mizell also probably is aster than Lefty Grove. Mizell was called up a couple f days ago by the Cards from icir Houston League farm. He gned his 1952 contract'Monday nd will report to the Cards' pring training camp in St. Peters- urg, Fla. Vinegar Bend's record with 'ouston last season was 18 vic- ories and 14 defeats. Keane, now manager of the ards' 1 Columbus club in the merican Association, said all Hizcll needs is a good change of ace. January Sports Card BOWLING W* Miei L-P Cm dtfeited McdoiwMt D«lrf f Sprlnfdtlc, 4.0, while Arluniii prlnfdt 'e«t«rn UM . . . ·tchery, 4-0. Lichlvter'i took Bqr- toppcd TyMn'i fctd iick'i, 3-1. iind Qppti Ucl .fchlyl Goff iilturlicd Milk Co., 3-1, LlchlyUr's toppled mott pll urlci of 2,331 nd Goff fin Brot., Ocfettcd iror, hud 111 ilnlle of IN. MM. N«/( wii |h Individual with ltt-411. an, 4--Bulldoji rt. Harriion. h«r«. S--Potktn Ti. Ttxai A, and M.. ht». an. I--Bulldogi TI. Forl Smith, her*. ·n. II--Bulldogi TI. Almt, h«r«. an. 12--Porkers v«. Texas, at Aiistin. an. 14--Porkeri vi. Baylor, at Waco. an. 18--Bulldogi vi Van Buren, at Van Buren. Jan. II--PoiktH TI. Bk«, h«rt. Jan. 21--Bulldofi TI. Sllotm Sptingi, httt. Jan. 25--Bulldogs vs. Bentonviile, at Bentonviile. Jan. 28--Bulldogs vs. Huntiville, at Huntiville. Jan. II--Bulldogi TI. Jojlin, htrt. Jan 91--Porfetn TI. Kinni Halt T«tch«n, ht'tt. Fnr GlTt IUtt4 Tokyo-fPJ-Four movie actors lave a pint of blood each for the fighting men In Korea today, They had enttrtalned troopi In the war zone. The four are Paul Dougln, ·P Gi Co ·rrftck'i edo«w«et Dairy I."III""". S3 IchlvUr'n K mil Wmtern Oil 10 Jan Sterling, Keith Andrei and I I I Raymond Burr. u 14 Freshman A!»n Ameche of Wli- off Broi 11 consln set two new ruihlng r»:- ord« for the Wcitern Confcrtnct during the '61 grid teaion. Dykes Wirms Up With Decision Over Perez New York-(yp)-Raney Bobby Dykes of San Antonip, a unanimous 10-round decision winner over rugged Raou! Perez of Havana, is going to be sure he's ready for welter champ Kid Gavilan February 4 at Miami. Not content.with gtting past Perez in a St. Nicholas Arena scrap last night, Dykes has scheduled a January 8 date with Joe Lassiter at Tampa, Fla. Tho lanky «-footcr was shaken up by Perez in the sixth and ninth rounds but spearrr! the Cuban at will with his long left jab. Referee Jack Watson and Judge Leo Birnbaum scored it 8-2 and Judge Bert Grant 7-2-1. Only 1,065 paid $2,273 to see Dykes risk his title shot. He piled up a wide early lead, back pedaled out of trouble and won going away. Resident Of Benlonville Dead Of Gunshot Wound Bentonviile - (Special) - Joe Wtchard, 48, Bentonviile plumbing shop operator, died In Bates Memorial -Hospital last night as he result of what Coroner W. F. 3urns said was apparently a self- inflicted gunshot wound. The Benton County sheriff's office said Pritchard was found slumped in the sc;it of his car, fatally wounded, about 8 p. m. He tvas found by his former wife, Mrs. Hazel Pritchard of Bcnton- I'llle, and died a few minutes af- er being admiltcd to the hospital. Mrs. Prllachard. a school teacher, told police her former husband | i»H been in her home briefly. She iald he started his car but did not drive away after Icavlnc the house. When she walked to this car to investigate, she found him unconscious with a .410 gauge ihotgun In his lap, she reported. Sheriff John Black, city police md the coroner investigated. Fu- , neral arrangements under the di- j ectlon of Calllson-McKlnncy Funeral Home tire incomplete. In Cage Action Texas Christian Defeats S. M. U. In Southwest Opener New Ytjrk-OPJ-Michigfln Sti upset Notre Dame, 06-52, and S Louis, the Sugar Bowl tournc champion, had to go overtime scat Houston, 64-57. Those were the chief develop ments In collegiate basketball In night. Playing at home, Notre Dam was favored to knock Mlchiga Ststc out of the unbeaten rank iut Ihc Spartans, chalking u heir seventh in a row, led at th mlf, 31-29, then put on a Recon half drive that killed nil chanc or the'Irish. It was Notre Dame 1 irst home defeat since Iowa woi n December 19, 1949. St. Louis, ranked fourth In thi week's Associated Press "poll b; irtue of its upset triumph ove Kentucky in the Sugar Bowl, wa ix points 'behind. 48-42, at the nd of the third period. But thi illikens came on to whip Houson, 64-57, in overtime. St. Louis ed, S3-52, when a free throw by Houston's Jackie Bell in the fina econds sent the game into the ex- ra period. Fordham invaded Raleigh am jeat North Carolina State, 62 to J, in another overtime fray. A ree throw by Fordham's Dan yons in the last minute tied the core at 53-all and forced the ime into overtime. Fordham go' way to a quick lead in the over- me and then successfully froze ic ball to win. The Inuring Pennsylvania and artmouth tennis both wero beat- n. Duke defeated Penn, 62-52, as Dick Croat tallied 22 points for the Blue Devils. Dartmouth pul up a struggle against Bowling Green at Toledo, but faded in the second half and lost, 78-68. Texas Christian opened the Southwest Conference season by whipping Southern Methodist, 5843. On the Pacific Coast Oregon State look San Francisco, 55-49, and St. Mary's edged Santa Clara, 54-53. Winter Circuit For PGA Opens At Los Angeles l.os Angclcs-Wl-The 1952 professional R0 lf campaign will be launched here tomorrow when nbout 200 players tec off In the first round of the $17,500 Los Angeles Open tournament. Missing from the lineup will he incomparable Ben Hogan, as well ai Sam Snead and several other name pros. On hand and favored to score a repeat victory is Lloyd Mangrum, who won the event In 1949, placed second In 1948, did nol compete in 1850 and topped the field a year ago. Principal challengers to the dapper, 37-year-old Mangrum re Cary Mlddlecoff and Jim Ferrler. Other name pros who -entered arc .lack Burke Jr., Doug Ford, Jimmy Demarct, Johnny Palmer, Dutch Harrison, Lew Wortham, Henry Ransom and Ellsworth Vines. _ Law Barring Reds From School Jobs Contested Washington-OP)-Tho Supreme ;ourt scheduled arguments for today on constitutionality of a New York state law which bars Communists from employment In public schools. Validity of the law was attached by eight New York Jews who contended, ?mong other things, that it violated the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and assembly. ' AiTtrttot t» law TIMF-ft--It mn · The rayettevlllc High School Bulldogs take the floor for th* fourth time tomorrow night In search of their fourth victory. Th« opposition--Harrison's Qobllni-- is expected to be as tough or tougher than the firrt three opponents. Ai utuai Fayetlevlllt will t* at a height disadvantage yielding more than an inch per man on the average. And the visitors are deep in experience, too, having loit no regulars from last season's strong team. Clote observer! are rating Harrison as one of the top contenders for District One honori and the outcome of tomorrow's fame ts expectd to ihed ome light on the relative strength of th» two ttams. The mo«i nbtlctablt progreis made by Fayttttvllle'i team rlnce the opening of practice if tht Improvement of thf rtttrvtl. The starters, Ruu McConnill, Billy Parker, Hay Barnes, Bass Trumbo and Ken Crudup, are all txptri- cnccd hands. But the reserves have made some long strides toward strengthening the Uam. The juniors--Stan Wllliami, Larry Trammel and Larry Heii)--are all coming along and Bobby Pearson itid Bobby Hoiklni, with their ;xp«rlence, help out to give the team added depth. Tht Ftyttttvill B-team, torched by Harry Vandrgriff, 'will play a preliminary gam* against Van Buren. The Van Burtn B-team s coached by BUI Lobdlll, former 'ayetttvllle junior high coach. The varsity game ii scheduled 3 start at I o'clock, NFSHSAA Studies Revisions In High School Grid Code Chlcago-ur)-Offlclali of itite ilgh school athletic ·iioclitloni hroughout the country met today with the main rwult of a two-day cation expected to b« formulation f the 1952 football code. ' First leiilon to4ay involved tx- xecutlve officer) of ttati prep roupi from It itatei. Thf offl- ials planned to dlicuu vartoui Igh school athletic problems, inhiding: The probable effect of televl- lon on the high school program, afety provisions in fotball and In- urancc of athletes against injury. Tht football committee of tht National Federation of State High School Athlttic Anoclatloni will ivt Its meeting tomorrow and aturday. Reprtientatlvti from 41 Jfortlnwn A«« n » B " WM ~~ SPORTS! CX*iv ARKANSAS TJMB. tavcttaviU*. TTwrwUy, January 3, 1952 ·n REVIEW OF THE YEAR-By Alan Maver II UvIC * JONt_ tates will attend. Before authorizing tht 1(51 Igh school football code, repllrt to football questionnaire tent to 0,000 high school athletic offl- lali will be studied. Generally, edtratlon officials «ald, rtp'lftt tvored a free substitution rule nd a rule permitting tlthfr team ,o rtcover and advanct * fumble. Various other changes under ons'lderatlon Involve methods of ming games, modifying kicking ules and dialing with rough lay. COUHTeRPOUtT -TAKe* rue 0SLMONT TAKES EDGE OFF PLAYERS" No One-Night Stands For Chisox " On Way Home From Training i Basketball Scores y TV 4M0c4lfr4 Prr*t (Br TIM AMtcl»tt4 Pm*) Wash-Jeff empe 70 11, Arizona State Yale 96, Puerto Rico Univ. 48, Duke «2, Penn 5J Louisiana State 77, New Orleans oyola ISO Fordham 92, N. C. Statt i» vertlme) Michigan SUtt M, Notre Dimt St. Louli 84, HoiMloE 57 (ovtr- me) Detroit «3, Marquttte 61 Butler 73, Evanivillt 51 Bowling Green 7, Dartmouth HamUne 67, Drake 48 Pittsburg, Kan., 7», Marvvillt, o., 61 Youngstown 13, Akron 75 College Emporla 58, Rockhurit Texa« ChriiUan SI, Smtktn ethodlit 41 Hardln Simmons 17, Texas Wes- yans 5S Oregon 51, San Frinciico 41 St. Mary's, Calif., 54, Santl ara 53 VHIU galitri Tokyo - (A^i - Francli Cardinal ipellman, archbishop of New York, toured the U. a. naval bane it nearby Yokosuka toddy and oked briefly with sallpn In a how line. AirtrtlM In tkt TIMES--It HAIRCUTS 50' Optn 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. Optn 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays WHITES BARBER SHOP 405 W. DICKSON PHONE 1501 Havum, Cuba-OP)-The Chicago White Sox ore going to try something n«w thl« year to get their baseball team In the belt possible rendition. "We are abolishing the old.ldw. of one-night, or one-day, itands on tht way home from training camp," talcl Frank Line, White Sox gtneral manner. Here on a c omblned builnen and pleasure trip, Lant totiay ·aid: "Wt budget about 175.000 to get tht club In ihape. I believe these ocif-nlght itandi take the edge off tht playtrt before they stirt tht 114-gime ichedule. "On our way back from Pasa- drai, Calif,, our spring training camp, wt will make some stops ·II right, but they'll be for two to four days. That will give the players more time to rest. "The one-day stands often mean i ball game, a rush to the train for the next stop, and the lame thing over again the next day. It doesn't Mem like good builness to tire tht team on iu way home for tht (5,000 to 110,000 extra we might pick up In such one-night Itandi." Lant has been talking over contract* here with Orates Mlnoio, tht Cubin rooklt White Sox, and two tUMr Willy Miranda, · riwrM* qulrtd from Waihlnfton, «iMI tor JU4liru«, a tMitt from tht Montreal tetra. John Rlgney, director at ·* Sox farm intern, h»»t wtt MM fai Puerto Bko to look (wOt iltuatlon then. r · Tht White Sox, layi LwM,jjfcM- ally hive no ttrloui contract tfMi- blei With playtn. '-': "I don't btlitvt In cMtlaf · man'i Mlary," ht did. "11 hrtno! conildtrtd worth what ht g»Clat wa ton, I think M oufbt Ik k* traded · ' g FREE DEMONSTRATION Disston Chain Saws Saturday, January 5th ITS HERE! THE NEW PAUL IUNYAN SAYI ·M. SUM rr* AMSSTOT* TNRIE MIOEU-4 R. P.» I R. P.| It R, P, PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. «2O4U N. Mb* Avt.

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