Emcoe (Billings, Mont.) 1949-1959, January 23, 1959, Image 5

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Ray Hilario, middleweight hope- ful in the upcoming Midland Em- pire Golden Gloves Tournament and G. T, Guenin, EMCOE sports- scribe, debate the ancient prop- osition that \The pen is mightier than the sword.\ GET YOUR ANNUAL PICTURE TAKEN SOON. SIGN-UP SHEETS AT ACTIVITIES OFFICE. SALE CLOSING OUT ALL WINTER GOODS Men's Clothing and Shoes THE HUB JOE'S \Next Door to the Stockman\ \Near the Turf\ \Open Till 9 p. m.\ LINDAMOOD MUSIC CO. Nan Lindamood—John Peterson Baldwin Pianos and Organs Teachers' Supplies and Records 224 N. Broadway Phone 9-4185 NOW SHOWING January 23, 1959 EMC OE Page 5 Tournament Bound Hilaro Postpones Pro-Career for College Training Local fight fans who hope to see a Billings boxer capture the middle- weight division crown in the 8th Annual Midland Empire Golden Gloves Tournament can best place their hopes on the strong right arm of Raymond Hilario, an aggressive slugging styl- ist, who stacks up as the number one prospect for middleweight laurels in the coming matches. Ray is majoring in economics at Eastern. The easy-going, well-liked freshman strikes many of his less informed fellow students as more likely to be found at a serious game of chess than in the middle of a slug- fest. Not so, according to the rec- ords. The dark - haired, 19 - year - old power puncher was District A.A.U. lightweight champion in 1954. He moved to the welterweight division in 1955, winning Montana's State A. A. U. crown. In 1956, as many local fans will remember—Ray put on an outstanding performance in the Golden Gloves tournament only to be deprived of boxing in the finals because of a severely cut lip. Ray has been a participant in more than 35 amateur fights. The Eastern Drops Dogs, 83-79 Eastern's Yellowjackets, who had been turning to pumpkins in the dying minutes of some of their open- ing games this season, turned the Cinderella ending inside out last Tuesday night, as the vastly im- proved 'Jackets handed the league leading Western Montana Bulldogs the pumpkin, seeds and all, in ex- change for a thrilling 83 to 79 con- ference victory. Gene Espeland and Bob McWil- liams were Eastern's big guns Gene hit for 28 points, followed by Mc- Williams with a total of 23. highlight of Ray's young career came last February, when he battled his way to the Middleweight Champion- ship in the Los Angeles Golden Gloves Tournament. He was defeated in the Pacific Coast Regionals by Ed Hickman, 1958 P.C.R. middleweight crown. GRANDVIEW SERVICENTER 3020 Grandview Blvd. Just south of the Administration Building

Emcoe (Billings, Mont.), 23 Jan. 1959, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Emcoe/1959-01-23/ed-1/seq-5/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.