THURSDAY, JANUARY.8, 195B BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVBN NCAA Begins Debate Of Hot Grid TV Issue Congressional Probe Of Boxing Said Likely WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a "strong possibility" a Senate committee this year will conduct a drive against racketeering in boxing much along the lines of the crime hearings by the Kefauver committee five years ago. That was the word today from-i. Sen. Magnuson D-Wash. an ardent sports fan who quarterbached for the University of Washington Rose bowl team in 1926. Magnuson said in an interview he is considering such hearings in his new role as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. To Seek Evidence "First I want to discuss the situation with other senators and get their views," he said. 'But I know there is a strong possibility we will take a good look at, boxing to see if we can turn up evidence of organized racketeering." Magnuson said he has long been concerned over what he termed invasion of the sport by "racketeer.-! and other shady characters." Different Now ' "In the old days, thuuen," he said, "only a relatively few persons saw the fights. They were in small arenas and most of the spectators were men. But boxing is now in everyone's home. Everybody sees the fights, father, mother and the kids. "Kids are growing up being taught good sportsmanship. But when they see the fights and the wrestling matches on television, I feel certain they start wondering what's the use. "One day they may start thinking they might as well fix it up and put on a show Just like the wrestlers." Robinson Stops Rindone in 6th Sugar Ray Shows Flashes of Old Self In Comeback Try By JOE FALLS BETROIT t/Pt — For 10 exciting seconds, it was the Sugar Ray Rob- j/i.son of old-swift, sharp and deadly. In that brief burst, the 34-year- okl middleweight champion swarmed over Joe Rindnne, of Boston, and scored a knockout at 1:37 of the 6th round last night to successfully start his comeback. As a howling crowd, of 11,937 urged him on, Robinson floored the inept, confused Rindone with a flashing series of lefts and rights that made one wonder why Sugar Ray Good the sleek New Yorker was cautious and uncertain. showing obvious signs of nis 30- month layoff, his famous one-two combination wasn't ticking, although his footwork seemed as good ay ever. "I was satisfied with my showing," he said in his dressing room. "Even though my combinations weren't working, I at least had an opportunity to try them. ' can't r-or-'-SJ; 1 : ay it was one of my better fights. "It'll take time to regain the touch." Robinson was stung into action Six Alternative Proposals to Be Offered at Meet Reese Returns Signed Contract BROOKLYN (/P) — The Brooklyn Dodgers today received the signed contract for 1955 of captain and shortstop Harold Pee Wee Reese, i when Rindone, who did a little more who hit better than .300 for the j than huff and puff through the first first time in his 12-year major: five rounds, landed a solid left and league career last season. right to the head. It was his first Reese, at 35, Is the oldest Nation- serious gesture of the non-televis- al Leaguer in point of service, bat- ?& fi^ht. ted .309 in 1954 while hiting 10 ho- Robinson tore after his back-ped- irutrs i a h'ng, 23-year-old opponent, club- Dodger Vice-president Buzzie Ba- i bin E him with six, seven, eight blows vas ; indicated that Reese received i to the head and body. A roundhouse raise but as usual the terms of right sent Rindone crashing to the the contract were not revealed. Summer Tan, leading juvenile money winner of 1954, was flown to Florida for his health after a serious illness. The cost of shipping the horse by air was $1,095. ' done's 163 1-3. canvas. The crowd, largest in Olympia : Stadium since June 1952, v/ent wild. • Robinson's two managers said they had made no definite plans for the future. Robinson weighed 159 to Rin- j By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (APJ — Having fired a salvo at the pros for invading "collegiate territory" with their Saturday night foot- bail telecasts, the colleges train their guns on each other of the controversial television today in an open discussion problem. yiclen is the hot potato of this NCAA convention. And its a cinch that the multiple issues won't be even half settled by the roundtable talks today and by the appointment of the new 1955 TV committee Friday. The six alternative proposals to be suggested by the outgoing 1954 TV committee and other parties boll down to a contest between another national "Game of the Week'" program, with, slight variations, and a series of regional or geographically distributed telecasts. Strong Backing It looks BJ ii I . .—onal card, backed by the numerically powerful, 101-member astern College Athletic Conference will win out ; over the regional backers, which [include the influential but numeri- I cally weak Big Ten and Pacific ] Coast conferences. The blasts at the pro National Football League were touJieu oi_ yesterday by Matty Bell of Southern Methodist at an NCAA roundtable > meeting. i Reading a report prepared by a i special NCAA committee, Bell said, i "it was completely unthinking ; and selfish for the professional to \ black out their own games but to i telecast their Saturday night games i into collegiate territory." j NFL "Discourteous" j Bel! said the NFL was "discourt- ' eous" in declining to appoint a committee to meet with 'an NCAA committee to discuss the matter. [ .At the time of the NFL's refusal i to meet with an NCAA committee, NFL Commissioner Bert Bell said such a meeting might be interpreted as a "conspiracy" to restrain television activity. Although he said he didn't want to "declare war" on the pros, Matty Bell said the colleges should not permit their coaches or other ath- '- ( !^ ners~""el to oarticipate in professional sports in any way, and i. L. ccL_g.- sp:_.U facilities shouldn't be made available for pro activities. PALATIAL—Elkhart, Intl., High School seats 3248 on permanent seats for basketball games and its new $1,350,000 building is the world's largest high school'gym. Here, Hoosier fans watch games in real style. (NEA) Pros Tee Off in Rich Los Angeles Open By BOB MYERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf's richest winter parade of tournaments gets under way today with 133 professionals heading into the first round of the §32,500 Los Angeles Open at the Inglewood Country Club. 1 Read- Courier News Classified Ads. teur warmup for the big show. Opinion was divided among many as to the probable winner o this ,29th annual L. A. Open. Bu the names of Gene Littler of Palm Springs, Calif., Doug Ford of Ki amesha Lake, N. Y., and E. J (Dutch) Harrison were prominen in speculation. Lloyd Mangrum, a former win ner of the event, was also a strong possibility. Toski Missing- Missing from the field because j of commitments elsewhere was lit i tie Bob Toski, the big money win | ner of the year. Inglewood, a public course measures for the tournament 6,30! yards. Par is 36-35-71. Last year's winner was Fred Wampler of Indianapolis, with 172-hole total of 281 strokes. Win I ners in the pro-celebrity event terday were Al Besselink, Gros ! singer, N. Y., Jay Hebert, Long I Island, N". Y., and Max Evans TJtica, Mich. Each won $416^6. Besselink and Hebert each had a best ball 61 in play with young j Robert Wagner, motion picture j star, who was playing in his firsl [ tournament. Wagner carries a 14 handicap but helped his partners !-en strokes. The pros had in- j dividual 63s. George Washington U Sets Hot Scoring Pace in Southern College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senior Bowl Tourney Memphis State 94, Spring Hill 83 (1st Rd) Arkansas Tech 81, Miss Southern 69 (1st Kd) Other Games Cornell 69, Columbia 55 Pennsylvania 42, Yale 40 Geneva 91, Pitt 67 Connecticut 102, New Hampshire 84 Fordham 64, St. Francis (Bkn) 59 Rhode Island 75. Brown 65 Penn State 94, Bucknell 45 Duke 81, Temple 64 George Washington 74, Georgetown (DCI 55 Navy 77, Wm Si Mary 56 Richmond 92, Villanova 82 Notre Dsme 83, Butler 58 Dayton 63. Canisius 54 Harnline 63, Washington (St. Louis) 58 Sheppard AFB 102, Langston (Okla) 51 San Jose State 66, College of Pacific 54 Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee 97. Port Wayne 92 Philadelphia 106, Minneapolis 85 Rochester 103, New York 85 By ED WILKS The Associated Press There's hardly a schoolboy scuffing up his shoes kicking tin cans who hasn't hoard the rumor that George Washington was a man for truth. But those lads playing basketball at George Washington University aren't bad when it comes to accuracy either. ~ - • - • liy jj oran ane [ j ac j, salee each scored 19 points for Dayton, l>uke Wing Among the second 10, Duke tied season with an 81-64 victory over Temple-; Villnnova, which shared the No. 17 spot, was upset by Richmond 92-82; Penn 19th outlasted Yale 42-40; and Notre Dame tied for 20th bumped Butler's youngsters 63-58. Richmond jumped all over Villanova, the only team to defeat third-ranked North Carolina State The Colonials, ranked sixth in the weekly Associated Press poll, were tops in the nation in field goal percentages last season, scoring at a 45.6 clip from the field. ence champions Lost three of their 1953-54 starters, that dead-eye shooting is more than a memory. Greatest Show- George Washington put on ono of its greatest shows last niijhi, defeating Georgetown 74-55 with deadly precision as the Colonials hit 56 per cent of their field - • attempts. 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