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Monday, December 22, 1952
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TAGS TEN (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MOmUT, DEC. M, I9n College Cage Teams To Holiday Tournies By 1111" WATSON ' NEW YORK (AP) This being the time of year when highways, planes and trains are jammed with people IraveliSg around for the holidays, the college boys who play basketball are following tne trend with six of the nation's top ten teams involved in the half-dozen or so holiday tournaments scattered all over the amp. La Salle, which justified Its No. 1 ranking in the first Assoclnted Press poll by sweeping through a four-game trip (o the West Coast, is on its way home after whipping Stanford, 95-80 But the Explorers will be off again Saturday for Ihc Holiday Festival Tournament i" Madison Square Garden, where - - - * Hy I1AKOM) V. KATMFF DALLAS (AP) — Three teams tore tied for the lead Razorbacks SWC Tourney Favorites they won the National TnvlUtlan Tourney lust ycor. The Stanford victory was No. 8 without defeat Stain, ranked for La Salle, North Carolina . comes up to Kew York to morrow to meet St. John's of Brooklyn In one hair of an Intersectional doublchcader. The other game matches New York Univcr- slly against. Scaltle. After tomor row, N. C, Slate joes home to Raleigh for the Dixie Classic Tour namcnl they won last year. Alter trouncing Texas Tech, 80-55. State will take classic. a 5-1 record Into the Eighth-ranked Holy Cross, fresh /rom an 81-62 hiding of St. John's also heads for (ho Dixie Classic ES an ouC-iido guest with a 4-0 re cord and Louisiana State, idle since racking up victory No. 5 week, plays at Tulsa tonight before goinfj homo for the Sugar Uowl Tournament. The llengal Tigers are ranked 10th. Second-ranked Kansas State and fifth-ranked Oklahoma A Si M hope to use tournaments in their own backyard lo recoup their lortunes after stunning' supsels Saturday night. Kansas Stale, which had lo scramble In Us liral two games, finally came aparl nt the seams against Michigan state and ab- Eorbod an 80-63 shellacking. Kansas Slate will bo In Ihe Big Seven Tournament and Oklahoma A&M -will be in the All-College Tournariienl. ' at Oklahoma City, trying 'to' forgel a • 66-55 loss to Colorado afler six straight victories. Second-ranked Illinois, however, nilcks lo the Big Ten, whero the Illinl are doing quite well The defending conference champions, who won their only league game by 30 points, lake on undefeated Mlimc- BotGi tomorrow night and also face Ohio State Saturday night. Selon Hall, No. 4, and Notre Dame, No. 1, also stay at .or neai horns whlla ninth-ranked Washing ton'is at home to one of .the travel ingest teams in the nation. Stll breathing heavily from a 61-01 -squeaker against St. Pcler's of Jar sey'City, N. J., Seton liall is idl<- uritll a Saturday tilt with unbeaten loha of New Rochclle. N. Y. Notri. Dame, after scoring n rmvd-rtriviiig 68-60 victory over UCLA, plays Bui ler Saturday. Washington, a 99-88 victor ove California In overtime, lias same; \vitb St. Louis.' young team Christ ma« Day and Friday The Billl kens, "defending Missouri Valle; champs, stop ut Brighnm Youn: tonight on their way west, tvurt wl! 'go from Washington to New Ol leans for the Sugar Bowl Tournn menli St. Louis is riefcndljig chain plon there too. The Southwest Conference Tour nament also starts this week, an there fire a handful of others. as the Southwest Conference clears UIG nonconference basketball schedule and prepares for the second annual pre-sea- aon tournament in Dallas next week-fetid. Foar gamei! are to be played to- lnht and tomorrow night with two of the leaders — Texas A&M and nice—Involved, Arkansas, the other front-runner, rcsLs until Saturday when the Razorbacks play their first game in the tournament against Ihe invited team—Arizona, Border Conference member. Texas AAM, with ft 3-1 record, engages Colorado A&M at College Slatlon tonight. Rice, which was knocked from tho unbeaten ranks lasl week by Colorado A&M. 51-53, plays Stephen F. Austin of Lone ar Conference at Nacogdochcs to- orrow night. Other games leading u[J to the imramtnl have Bnyloi playing underbill at. Nashville and Texas aklng a relurn date with Okla- al Norman, Okla., both lo- ght. Texas looses Texas dldn'b fare very well, the week. The Longhorns were de- ated by Tennessee, 60-59. ar.d by inderbilt, 8J-00, Arkansas probably will be the fav- itc In the pro-season tournament tie high-scoring Porkers, after •opping their first, game lo \lti- r /?ose Terrific Long >Putts brought Ted Kroll the Money JHAMl RRACH, Kin., (AP) _ "lie dropped too many f those terrific long pulls. We couldn't sland Ihe pace." Keiser Girls, Marked Tree Boys Win OSCEOLA-—A preview of comin alt ructions v.ns shown in the Oscc ola High School gymnasium Satin • day night in the girls finals of tl Osceola Invitational Tournn men b n capacity crowd of reviewer. 1 ) who. job it was lo determine whether tl girls basketball team from Oscc a r,r Kcur.r should be designated, the team (o bt'Hl for the chruitpio ship laurels in (he Mississippi Co\i ty To-jrnnmeiH to be held in AVils" dirniiR the Utter part of Febrnni The KHser lasses up-icl- the do slT-£t SaUirday night in the OI'I\ winninsr a 43-44 overtime game \vi pre-tournament, favorites CXiceo £emmol?,ttes. 1; was just an invitational get- lc*:ther with no of'i?i:sl champion- sl-,![>:i dcc-iticd the tournnment fiii.Tls in the girl's division proved to ^ as thr observers ii will be interesting lo watch which of the tuo lemins progress faster in preparation for thp daddy of them all—the Mississippi Co\;my Tovmument. There is plenty of time between nealen Tulsft, 60-54, ftlnce have swamped Mississippi State and Mississippi and nosed Missouri,' 65-64. Tn the pre-seasoti tournament Friday night Texas plays Baylor and Texas Christian meets Rice. Saturday night Texas A&M tackles Southern Methodist and Arkansas plays Arizona. Play will be suspended next Sunday and resumed Monday. The lour- nnment runs through Tuesday night. ' * Arkansas broke Its own all-time scoring record for the second time In eight dnyfi i\n It walloped Ole Mies, 10-1-72, at Little Rock Saturday night. The Razorbacks ha^t tallied 102 ngalnst Mississippi StaVe on the previous Saturday night. Gene Lambert and Manual Whit-" ley, with 21 and 20 points, respectively, propelled the Razorbacks to their newest record. In the fading minutes, Lambert pushed the score from 94 to 100 points with three tliilck field goals. Then Whltlcy hit two fielders to tie and then break the week-old mark. Lambert and TCU's Henry Ohlen are tied for the conference scoring lend with 83 points apiece. Chances of Bringing Davis Cup to U.S. Looking Bright By GAVLE TALBOT ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — America's Davis Cup forces buckled down to harrlsl practice on Adelaide's Memorial-Drive courts today, confident they have a good chanceM of recapturing the international tennis trophy from the Australians next week. \.l The Challenge Round opens next* : • f I LIKE FALLING OFF A HORSE—Johnny Mabbutt prepares to hit trie tuvf on the whip-like ends of Ihc stirrups he seems to be slaotl- ing on in air, as Mariner's Call falls in the Hassocks Handicap Steeplechase al Plumpton, Knglanrl. The other horse, Easier Monk, 'J '"'_ went on to show. (NEA) High Velocity Varnell Uncanny Cage Coach Hy WILL GKIMSLEV NR WYORK (AP) — Science has not yet discovered perpetual motion but thb nearest human equivalent has been found on one of the'taller knob's .of the Cumberland Moun- With this brief comment, Cary Middtccotf, one of the greatest iiny winners on the golf lourna- ment trail, paid tribute to little Ted Kroll, whose magic touch on the greens had Just written a storybook finish to the 1952 golf .season. -._ , ' Kroll carried the load as lie ami LewWorsham, the chunky _Oak- .mont. Pa., veteran defeated 'MUI- dtecoff and Skip Alexander, St. Petersburg, Fla., 3 and I, Sun- clay In a tense duel for the chani' plonship of the $13.000 International Four Ball Tournament. After the early pact of Ihe 35- liolc match starling at 8:30 a.m. and winding up finally after sundown, it was almost a man-to- man liatlle between Kroll and Midcllecolf. The 33-year-old Kroll, whose hard scrambling on the greens more lhan made up for occasional wlldncss off the tec, broke it up wilh sensational putting, in Ihc home strelch, climaxed by a 40- foot bitllscye on the 35th green. The victory gave Kroll and Worsham a top prize of $3,400. Middle- TV Blackout For Boxing? f and Alexander split i $2,000 runncrup purse. ' . H was the last golf tournament until the touring pros begin Ihe 1953 season with the Los Angeles Open Jan. 3. • tains down in Tennessee. He Is Lon Varnell, basketball coach, businessman, retired farmer, preacher, radio announcer, writer and tvUcr-dlnner speaker. They call him "High Velocity Var- neli:" > Varnell, to hts own mind, la a baskebtall coach first — head Instructor of the University of the South learn at Sewanee,' Tcnn.— and all other things afterwards. Ho is an automobile dealer In two counties — Franklin County, where Ihe university is located, and adjoining Orundy Counly. He owns outlet slorcs in Sewanee and ano- olher in Ft. Worth, Tex He lias hardware stores In McKenzie and Greenfield, Tcnn. In McKenzle,.he also owns an appliance store, a hotel and cafe. He is a supply preacher for the Hol.slon Conference of the Methodist Church. Any Sunday he is called npon to fill a pulpit, he has to be ready. He delivers a sporlscast for a Winchester radio station six nights a week and ,^'Hles !or sports magazines. He regularly serves as ah .Instructor.tit basketball clinics. He Is a widely sought after-dinner speaker. A friend, not he, kept ab and'figured he has delivered 67 addresses in the last six months to civic and religious groups. Just 31, personable, friendly and the father of four children. Varnell has built, a strong basketball team largely with his personality. He thinks nothing', they say, of gelling in a big limousine late al nighl and roaring 600 mi|es lo chat wilh a baskelball prospect, although Sewanee is a de-emphasized school, athlelically.': They jokingly say ihe energetic Varnell sells popcorn at his own games. That's hot true. He just put up the machirie. His boys sell the popcorn. Monday, and even the slauchesl ol this continent's net followers are bcglnnieg lo be concerned about prospects of keeping the big cup at home. Vic Seixas, (he United Stales' captajn and No. 1 player, showed no effects ofjiis recent ankle 'injury in a brisk workout while young Tony Trabert continued his robvisl stroking, Seixas took a nasty tumble In the fifth set of his match with Italy's Pausto Qardinl lasl Friday and turned his ankle on the slippery court. He pulled out of the final singles Sunday. - [ Team at Peak Today he said the limb didn't trouble him at all. He added that the team Is reaching peak shape, with Trabcrt finding his old lime form through constant-work, and he is sure America will take back Ihe Irophy. The U. s. captain threw a scare into the Australians by whipping their ace, Frank Sedgmau, for the Victorian championship two weeks ayo and Trabert added to this nation's discomfort by the ease with which he trounced Gnrdini in Ihe windup singles of the inter-zone nialchcs. It now appears that Sedgman will have lo win bolh his singles matches if Australia is to retain the Davis Cup. . •[ On -their present form, botli Seixas and Trabert stand to beat the Aussies 1 No. 2 player, whether it's. Ken McGregor or left-handed Mervyn Rose. Australian officials seem doubtful of their lineup at the moment The draw will be made at the week's end. Australia's great doubles combination of Sedgman and \fcGregor have to be conceded a point in thai particular phase of the competition although ihe new U.. S. tandem of Seixas and Trabert looked mighty sharp against the Italians. Trabert, the Cincinnati sailor who is on leave to play in these matches, surprised even the American delegation with his play yesterday In beating Italy's No. 1 player, G-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Lions Favored Over Cleveland ,.1 /DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions — armed with \\ a surprise passing play that started as an end run and led I to the National Cont'ertnce championship — will try for] the National Football League title Sunday. The Lions, thjrstlng for a title for^ the last 17 years, probably will enler the game at Cleveland as '.ivorites. Their opponents will be Ihe Cleveland Browns, who'll represent the American Conference for the third straight year. The game will be nationally lele- vised but will bo bljvckeil OMl In trie Cleveland area. Coach Buddy Parker's Detroiters reached pro football's biggest game by (humping the defciiiiing NFL Champion Los Angeles Rams, 31-21, here yesterday in a postseason game to break a first-place divisional tie. , The Lions' surprise weapon was a play used only twice. Each time quarterback Bobby Layne handed off to a halfback who raced wide as if to skirt the end. Ram defenders raced up to tackle the runner and suddenly the halfback leashed a pass. c first,lime right half- tack - Hoernschemyer passed I The Hot Stove League — Swim Forum Is Scheduled Ikoaker Scores As a result two touchdowns were scored. Thi back Bob 24 yards to Doak Walker, who rebelled the Rnms 4. Pat .Hauler bulled into the end stone to ^ive the Lions a 14-0 edge midway of ] the second period. In the third period left halfback Vnlkcr took the handotf, raced to lis right and rifled n pass to.end ..eon Hart in the end zone. That nacle it ll-l. The Lions will probably gain the avorite's role next Sunday for two other reasons besides their impressive victory before 41,645 fans in ^og-wrapped Briggs Stadium and .hoTisantls of televiewers in the nation: Injured Brownies 1. Coach Buddy Parker of the Lions has never lost, to the Cleve- North-South Tilt Coaches' Battle . i Talents of Sevan j Mentors to Be j . Matched Christmass ; MIAMI. Filu, (ff,— Tile Shrine's i North-South charity football game f in the Orange Bowl .Christmas de- i vclopcd today into keen rivalry i among seven coaches pooling (heir : talc'its for the fifth annual all-star clash. The North has won only-once— : a 20-14 decision in 19-13—and is : anxious to take this one. But ivhat ; whetted the rivalry was Miami 1 Coach Andy Gustafson's decision "jt use the split T in tin Smith's «'(? I *--(. e • Milwaukee Franchise is Rumored WASHIN'GTON Wi — A move la ban telecasts of boxing bonis in cities where the tights originate is likely to be made next month when the National Boxing A.ssoctatlon opens discussions of the Impact of TV on the spoil. • NBA . PreMrtent George A. Barton flald yesterday a resolution urging n local blackout will be introduced nt n Jan. 10-11 meeting in New York of the NBA executive committee. Abe J. Greene, national NBA commissioner, said hoxlng has more followers than ever before but the public has bi'gtm lo expect fighls on home TV sels. "That has just about killed all small clubs, and TV has cut Us ov>n supply llnw;," he said. Ily JOE ItKICIII.KIt NK\V YORK (AP) — The- oil-repealed rumor" thai Milwaukee will be the next maJor league city is being bruited iibtnil again but. this lime it is the SI. Louis Browns, and not the Boston Brnves, wlio are supposed to move into that town and its new mtinici- piil stadium. "I know that Brnves own the Milwaukee franchise," an inform ant said, "but the Browns will be in there within two-three years. H's already in the works. Bill Vocck (Brown's preside:?*) cannot KO on record lor Milwaukee until he is sure he can dispose of his real estate in St. Louts, Sportsman's Park. But he has been negotiating with ccrtan . Milwauke- eans fcr several months now." The major leagues, nt their- meeting in Phoenix. Ariz., recently passed a rule making it relatively easy to switch tv major league franchise to another city. Shifting a team to Milwaukee, however would reqnlrc extensive litigation Harry Mailtos..U. of Miami back, cd more yardage iu Uls first two years (iiaii nil except seven Hurricane backs gained in their entire Mtnmi grtd careers. Tag Match On Tonight Red Byrrt, Leo Newman, Hit Canny, Chief Lone Eagle, Fiflcis and FxUHc Mnlone will pro vide the holiday fireworks tonlsh in the Anierlcnn Legion's squared Notre Daine. :ivolvlng huge payments lo the] a pitcher In one season since Dizzy mcricun Association clubs as well s the Braves, Ilolwrts* Control One of the reasons the 28-game winning Robin Roberts Was able o rack up the most victories by Biggie Munn Readies East Stars for Game SAN" FRANCISCO M>) — Coach Biggie Munn, 1 aftpr rnthcr brief look, today named five of his Ensl stars lo go both unys in the annual Shrine charity footbnll game agMnst the West here Saturday. Both the Enst and West squads were scheduled (or their llrst ae- rlous drills today nflcr up rnlisthenlcs and play briefings Sunday. Also <m Sunday, all 50 playe: of both squads and their coache visited boys nnd girls in the Shrine' Hospital for Crippled Children, fo which the game ncU more than $100,000 each yenr. Munn, who conches the nation's No. i team, Michigan State, said he plans to use these east players on both ofTense and defense: Back Tommy o:conncll, Illinois' ace pnsser; Bill Reynolds of Pittsburgh and Don McAuliffe of Michigan SUttc, and ends Paul Drkkcr of Michigan State suut Bob O'Ncil of circle on Second Street. The first three will oppose the biter Irio in a six-man tag match. Preliminaries will find Lone Engte vs. Ncu-man, Fields vs, Byrd aud Malone vs. Canny. • First preliminary is to start at 8:15. now and then and these two tennis 22. will meet twice alons the route In rfguJar reason play antl it is prob- abl ytoo early to seed cither team in the number one spot, but fans Irom here on out ave guaranteed of nip and tuck cneagrjnents when the ilamsels from the Osceola and K.el- ser schools cross path?. With Kefeer's overturn of Osceo- IR, the fans other than the followers of the male team from Marked Tree j almost overlooked the OIT title cap-1 tured by Couch Johnny Beardon's j aggregation. , i Their win over Dell In the finals by a 58-38 mar&tn Is more Impressive than the score might Indicate as the game fta.^,considered a tossup affair at game time, \ Coach Robert Edwards' Dell five looked good in a game ealrier in the tourney but could not seem to get! moving when the Blue'chips were on Ihe table. >Urked Tree held a 25-H lead at halftime and pulled out of sight at thft end of the third quarter whan , they were ahead by a 43-24 coui-t. . ;*'• The remarkable Katie Watson v,ttS high. lor both learns with 34 points. CookerliRtn led Kelscr with Marked Tree's boys were led by Worthy wilh H and DelVs Mooney had thtvt same number from the Blue Devils. When Tennessee defeated ;• Alabama 27-13 last year in Birmingham, it was the first defeat for the Crimson Tide on legion Field since 1940. The East squad h working out at University of Santa Clara. A few miles away nt, Stanford, the West picked up Santa Clara's \farv Gregory, an outstanding defensive end, lo replace ailing Washington end Phil GUlis. Dean won -30 in 1934 was his imazing control. The Philadelphia 'hiliies' star issued otily 45 bases on balls in 330 Innings last sea:on, u remarkable average of 1.3B valks per nine inning game. In nine of, his 30 complete games, the "yociiig righthander -did not ,'icld a pass. In 11 others he walked one. New Schedule? Jim Tooncy, publicist of the St. Louis Cardinals, has submitted a chart to the heads of the two major leagues in an effort to prove his contention that the majors should adopt R playing schedule that would, enable them to start and finish the season a week later. Toomcy has made a thorough survey which shows that playing conditions usually are more favorable in October than April, For instance, there were 34 .postponements in Ihe first month In 1Q52 Bgninst live during the final ra.onth. , Y's Holiday Tournies Start The. BIythcvIHe Y's annual holiday che.Vi and ping-pong tournaments get started today. Registration ended .today for the i open ping-pong event, in which i anyone may enter. ' j The tournament will be a one- j day affair on Dec. 30. j Piny started today In the open chess tournament, which will be round-robin, and the Junior High chess tournament. The Junior High ping-pong tourney will be nm off on Dec. 29. • First and second place winners ! will gc,t medals 'which are now on display at the Y. , FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. f/P) — The 1 14th annual Swimming Forum expected, to attract T5o representatives from 50 colleges,/ universities athletics clubs and high schools throughout the country, will begin here Tuesday, ;Coaches of the U. s. Olympit swimming and diving teams whicli competed in the Olympics lasl summer will attend. Ohio State is sending 21 athletes Oklahoma University 18, Nebraska 23, Iowa 33 and other groups wil come from other schools through land Browns in two exhibition games and one league game In fact, the Browns own at. least one league victory over every NFL team they've played — except'the Lions. In this year's league meeting:, the Lions won 17-6. Earlier Talum on Hand He .signed Maryland's Jim Tatum ' and gave him free rein to get the best talent available for a split T o f fensive ten m. Ta turn broiigh t along his own All America quarterback Jack Scarbath and his fullback, Ed Fullerlon. Tatum a]so invited Missouri's Jim Hook. Oklahoma's Buck McPhall, Wake Forest's Joe Koch and Virginia's Bob Tate. McPhall ' fj a fullback and the others can pns^ run, fake, catch passes ntid do jusi about everything else to make the split T click. Sanders Defense Stu Holcomb of Purdue, the North's head coach, brought In Red Sanders of UCLA to mold a defensive team to. shackle the split T. Sanders is drilling the defensive in R 4-3-3 — meaning that UCLA's All America Donn Moo maw moves around so fast and so frequently that he constitutes a separate and formidable line of defensive In his own right.. : ~' ' The North's attack Is labelled the the Browns won an exhibition game at Syracuse, N- Y. . I T but Wesley Fesler of Minnesota 2. The Browns, always a favorite) and Bufl Donelli of Boston U. are in previous NFL title games, are saddled by first-string injuries. Main worries are halfback. .Dub Jones and end Mac Spcedie, who have twisted knees. They.are ex- out the East, Midwest and South. pected (o play some. devising some variations designed to befuddle the Sputh's defense.; Gustafson's assistant in additions to Tatum is Bnylor'a George Saue*^ onetime University of Kansas coach, ; Roiin Roberts, ace righthander [or the Philadelphia Phillies, was n first baseman at Michigan State until changed to a pitcher by coach John Kobs. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 22 8:15 p.m. 6-MAN TAG MATCH Red Byrd, Leo Newman & Bill Canny vs. Grief Lone Eagle, Lee Fields, Ed. Malone 90 Min. Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 1 5c Also 3 1-Fall Matches 30 Min. Time Limit Lone Eagle vs, Newman Fields vs. Byrd Malone vs. Canny miOWSJON! INC., lOUlSVllli. ICY. cr^ermc «v«. to » TELEVISION CENTER- Stucco bung. 1 bit Holly-d. * Vm«. for office, busine&s living Adj. to NBC. CBS. ITS month. Mr. DtSurt. HI-4115 BE A in*. 2ND FU OFFICES ON HOLLTt) BLVD. A IN HUNT- NCTON PARK. REAS RENT. ' Beautifully furn . Lrg. h g. 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