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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 24, 1952, Kingsport, TennesseeInnis and Wolf pack lose Cage games o Brien twins sink . Team shrimps amaze cagers with Point making new York up two of the nation s standouts Illinois and North Carolina state both lost considerable caste today while a pair of five foot nine Inch unbelievable o Brien twins kept gaining basketball stature. I Illinois the top ranking team in the country played a sluggish Brand of Ball and suffered the consequences As ninth ranked Minnesota led by Bob Gelle. Who hit for 19 Points came through with a 77-73 Triumph. St. Johns University lost its two previous Madison j Square Garden starts was Farj from Brilliant but still upset1 sixth ranked North carolina1 state 67-56, As the Wolf pack never got started. But the top performers on the Hardwood tuesday night were Johnny and Eddie o Brien. Seattle s 21-year-old Pipsqueak a who scored 62 Points Between them us their team nipped new York University. 102-101, in the largest total Ever recorded in a Madison Square Garden collegiate con test. Generally it s Johnny who docs the bulk of the scoring for the o Brien family. He has the Birthright. He s 12 minutes older than Eddie. He set a National record by scoring 1.051 Points last season and they even Call him or. Eddie was the big Man tues Day night however scoring 33 to Johnny s 29. While new York University de fenders concentrated on Johnny Early in the contest Eddie pumped in 21 of his team s 55 Points in the first half. Nyu clogged the explained Johnny the elder and flashier so we kept feeding to Eddie since he cuts Well and a Good inside Southern Cal loses halfback Psaltis Pasadena. Calif. Run California s Rose bowl Hopes received a severe Jolt tuesday when one of its Star defensive halfback Jim Psaltis was declared ineligible for the big pame against Wisconsin new year s Dav. 20 wednesday dec. 24, 1952 k1ngsport times sir Affonso league form by de Fite United press sports writer Greenville Tex. Up it has been h years since Monte Stratton s major league pitching career was shattered in a Hunting Accident but he still in t losing any sleep Over the tragedy that Cost him a leg and possible Fame and Fortune. The drawling North Texas farm boy who Rose to baseball stardom with a whip Arm de livery is Back on the his today was look ing Forward eagerly to a Bright Christmas in front of a log fire with his wife and two sons jr., 15, and Dennis Lee 12. Life has been Good to Stratton said. That Accident was just one of those things that s Apt to happen to any Stratton had to have his right leg amputated at ice a blast from a Shotgun on nov. 28. 1938. Ripped through the limb. But. He has t stopped he was fitted with an artificial limb that even permitted him to do some pitching in the first few years after the Accident. The Stratton Are comfortably fixed and Cound t be Hap in the words of Monte himself. We be got a Little 43-acre place Here on the Edge of town which folks have nicknamed Blue Bird Lake because of a four acre Pond we have in our front he said. Then out North of town a few Miles the boys and i have a 250-acre farm that keeps us All Stratton has 19 head of herefords on the Home place but devotes practically All of the big farm to growing Alfalfa Clover and Johnson grass. In a Normal year we Cut 000 to Bales off the he said but these vere drought Cut that figure Down this each baseball season Strat ton has been signing on with various minor league clubs for one night pitching jobs which he manages very Well except for Fielding bunts. He s Cut Loose from the roster the next Day and goes Back Home until some other club wants him for a crowd pulling night. Stratton whose life was made into a movie the Stratton s t o r starring James Stewart says a sequel to that film is in the talking stage with Stewart again in he starring role. But i won t be in he added. Just an that s Stratton s philosophy about his misfortune and life since the Accident runs like this i think somebody More powerful than we Are is look ing out for All of us. It was his will that my life should change course so suddenly but i m not losing any sleep Over Cage scores by Vii Ted i Russ 102. Nyu 101 St John. 67. X. St. If. Marshall Memphis Sta r Tai. W. 86. S. Carolina 73. Columbia 61. Georgia 51. Drake 77. Missouri 57. Minnesota 77. Illinois 7.1. Nebraska California. 71. Duquesne i9. St. Mary s 81. Detroit 73. Rice 87. S. F. Austin 6r. Montana s 76. Colorado mines fish. Montana 8r. Wash Nylon state 61. Wyoming 5u. Oregon 54. Colorado state 51. Hastings 50. Est. Washington 71. Utah Sta e 69. High school scores Nashville Ryan 57. Beats 54. Blown Volle 62. Bristol. Tenn. Knoxville Fulton 66. Rule 57. Young 61. Catholic 53. Memphis South 51. Csc 47. Mck Rikie 55. Gleason 52. Milan 58. Gibson 42. Ada smile 50. Savannah 43. Kenton 47. To Reviue 45. Lirlin Stoa tourney Dpi Pool 74. Franklin county 3? Floa sunt Hill 47. Livingston 45. Christenberry answers charges says fight manager lied under oath new York Bob Christenberry counter punched today against one of the fight managers threatening to sue the new York boxing commission because of last Fri Day s Graham Giardello reversal. Christenberry took a Wallop at Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia j co manager of middleweight Joey Giardello whose decision Lover Billy Graham was reversed by the commission at Madison Square Garden. Crusader Bob said i am in formed that Ferrante swore under oath a few ago at commission Headquarters that he was the sole manager of Giardello and that no other per son shared in the fighter s Carn 1 Ings. I it now develops that Ferrante us a co manager with Carmine Graziano of Philadelphia. And that Ferrante and Graziano i have asked the new York firm of attorneys Lewis and mount to sue the commission in supreme court for a Giardello decision Over Graham. Christenberry declared in connection with Ferrante sworn statement that he was sole manager let me Point out that Section 10 of the Laws gov jerking our commission states j that false swearing before the commission shall be attended with the same consequences and be subject to the same penalties As if such false swearing occurred in an action in supreme phone 1942 a Gay greeting for the yuletide to each and every one of you on our Long list of Friend Al from All the Kite s Esso ser Vicenter 30 e. Center Despirito ready to set new record Coral Gables Fla. Up rider s 18ih birthday and Spunky Tony Despirito remained convinced he can set a new National Riding record As he resumed his Saddle chores today at tropical Park after completing a 10-Day suspension for rough Riding. He hoped to celebrate by booting Home a couple of winners that would bring him closer to the record of 388 victories for one year which is shared by three jockeys. W. A. Wins Morgantown w. A. West Virginia overcame an Early South Carolina Lead Here last night to capture its second 10 for failing to steer a straight course in the fourth race. Straight Southern conference basketball game in two nights 86-73. West Virginia Defeated South Carolina last night 91-74. The Green mountains of ver month belong to the Appala Chian Range. Despirito had 370 winners this was the Little apprentice when he was set Down on dec. A cup Good cheer the fragrance of the Evergreen the Holly wreaths bidding Wel come in the windows the mirth and gladness in our hearts the Gay laughter and Happy words that fill the air these Are the ingredients of a merry american Christmas. And this is the kind of a Christmas that we want everyone to enjoy. A very merry Christmas to one and All. Since of Baylor Helms furniture co. To May Christmas be a magic time of Happi Ness for everything you need to Fiske for the realization of All your wishes. May each Day that follows prolong this magic spell and bring you Good health and or wherity. Fills a Large place in our life today. With each recurrence it brings a wave of Good feeling and Friendship that makes the air softer and warmer and puts new happiness into Bur hearts. It is this Good feeling that instills in us an Ever greater appreciation of the loyalty and Confidence of our Many Fine friends. To them we want to extend our Heartiest wishes for a joyous Christmas and a Happy prosperous new year. The National Bank of Kingsport Tenn. Since 1916 Mem i r of Federal insurance Deposit corporation

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