The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1952 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 23, 1952
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FACE TEN cotratm TtTESBAY, MC. Mi 198J Tulsa's Good Big Men Just Keep Steamrollering Enemies NEW YORK Tiilsn's untie/Dated basketball team proved once again last night that a good big man can stop another big man in a basketball gamfc, and the result oC the lesson was an 84-58 victory over previously undefeated Louisiana, T»!6a stretched its winning streak to six straight as 0-7 Glen Dille held Bob Peltit, LSU's 10-pDlnt-n- $&mo center, to'only H points. Dille himself scored 17 points In Tulsa's victory over the eighth- rated leam in the Associated Press poll. ' Oklahoma A k M. Just one notch below Louisiana State In the poll, himcd the tables on Colorado wllh an 81-67 victory that equalized Colorado's surprise victory over the Aggies Saturday night. Kendall Sheets hit on seven of nine field goal attempts in ihe first half and wound up with 22 polntj. Iowa State, another Big Seven Team, tumbled before Drake, 73-63. Drake led virtually all the way. UCLA Wn« Brlgham Young turned' back the touring 3t. Louis five, 86-69, and UCLA outran Bradley 91-83, while running up the highest score any leam made against Bradley. Midwest attention wns shared by the Motor City basketball classic hi Detroit and the Big Ten Con ferertco rac«. Duquesne'and Wayne ot Michigim reached the finals Mie Detroit tourney as the Dukes .downed Detroit. 71-58, and Wayin trimmed St./ Mary's of California 72-53. The two unbeaten teams wil nie«t tonight. Hao*4«rft Ahead kidlana stayed ahead in the Bi T»n rate e» the rangy Hoofilcrc whipped Iowa, 91-72. Mlchlgai beaten in Its first three conferenc gamee, turned about and scorei 35 points In the fourth (mnrter In sn 88-73 T I o t o r y over Purdue Northwestern downed Butler. 90-72 n a non-conference game. Oklahoma controlled the re- ounds at Norman, Okla., to venue nn earlier defeat and ;o\vned Texas 12-51, The Souners went into the lead In the second period to stay. They led 29-26 at the half, then rallied to clinch the decision Bob Waller was high with 19 points. George Scaling led the Tcxans with 12 points. Yankee CoacHes Kick On New Southern Back MIAMI, Fla., (AP) — The; South's move to add a 26th player to its squad for the Slirinc Oliristmaa night charity football gatnt in the Orange How! drew a protest today from coaches of the Yankee sqund. South Coach Andy OuMafson of Miami added Randy nroyles of Washington and Lee to his team Monday to replace Oklahoma's Buck McPhall, who missed several practice sessions because of a cold. •We informed GLIS Ihnl anyone not In uniform as of last Saturday would be declared ineligible." said North Conch Stu Holcomb ol Purdue. "However, wo will allow him to use Broyles If he will bench HcPliall." Buck to Start Trainer Joe Grecnhnt sold Mc- Plmll will return to practice today and Gustafson sold the Oklahoma slnr will start at (ullhack, along with All America Jnck Scarlinth of Maryland nt quarterback; Jim Hook of Missouri and Joe Koch of Wake Forest nt halfbacks. Gustafson brought in Maryland's SouthwestTourney Underway Friday DALLAS (AP) — Rice meets Stephen f. Austin'hi Nacogdoches tonight with a chance of pulling Southweft Conferencfc basketball wing-up even with losses so far thi« season. Out o( 33 gamei conference teams have won only 16 end dropped 17. The Rice game comes before brief holiday lull with gamea scheduled • until the more start Coach Jim Tatum lo coach his offensive team on the split T attack while George Saner 6f Baylor is handling the South's defense -* * The North Is a six-point favorite to win the fifth annual all-star contest being played for the Shrine's crippled children's hospital fund. The South holds * 3-1 edge in tho series. Yankee co-captains for the game will be All America IJonn Moomaw of UCLA and Purdue's Dale Samuels. Moomaw will call signals on defense and Samuels will direct the team on offense. Holcomb and his assistants—Red Sanders of UCLA, Buff Donelll ot Boston U., and Wesley Fester of Minnesota—believe the North's dicky 4-4-3 defense will stop the South's split T attack. WORK GOES ON—Coach Ivy Williamson goes over a- play with Wisconsin backs, Roger Dorenburg and Jerry Witt, pointing. The Badgers lost no time starting to prepare for scrap with Southern Cal' ' ' New Year's Day ifornia in the Pasadena Rose Bowl on ! ay. (NBA) of the {ire-conference »e«son tournament In Dallas Dec. W. Out ot state squads swept three victories from Southwest Conference teams last night. Oklahoma controlled the re bounds in Norman, Okla., to avenge an earlier defeat and down Texas 72-51. The Vanderbllt Com modores managed a 13-66 win over Baylor In a nip and tuck affair In Nashville. Colorado A&M whipped Texas AdtM at College Station. Sooner* Led Throughout At Norman the Sooners went into the lead in the second period to stay. They led 23-26 at the half hen rallied to clinch Ins decision. Bob Waller was high with 1» points. George Scaling led th» Texnns with 12 points. Vanderbllt was paced by th« clutch performance, of forward Dan Finch In downing Baylor. Pinch poured in 31 points. Including the last seven points which wer«§ the margin of victory. ~> : The lead changed hands 17 time* with Vandy leading by only thre« points, 52-<9, at the half. Guard Tommy Strasburger wi» tops for Baylor with 15 points. The Colorado Aggies ended a close battle at College Station by pushing through 31 points In th« final period. Texas Aggie Leroy Miksch led the scoring with 21 points. Russell Reruche and Dennis Steuham shared honors for tlia Hams with 14 each. Mitseo'i Coaches— 17-Year Grid Career is Mosley's By RILli BKALI, (Thta U the first of a scries of ttorlej on Mississippi County's high •chool coaches.) Missouri'' )°5» . . • Arkansas' gain. Little did the »ttile of Missouri realiic at the time but when Pop Mosley and his family crossed the Missouri state line into Arkansas 'buck in the early twenties he brought with him three of the future greats or Arkansas high school football history. And since that time tlie [ourth has enUred Into the Arkansas football .limelight. Thin story Is about one' of .Pop'i -son's -i Russell, presently in the capacity of head conch and athletic 'director at Blythoville High School, The embryo of a future grcnl In the football environs of Arkansas came Into the football picture in 1035 when Russ finished his Junior high career and moved -up to the varsity. " ^ This save him the opportunity b play a couple of games with his heralded brother, Herkle, and It did not take much lime for the luster of Ilig' Brother's football ability to rub off for in 1036 soplin- more Ruiss Mosley was selected on trie Arkansas Mi-state football team. In 1937 and 1038 he again took over one of the halfback slots on the all-state (cam and in addition wns relectcd to the nil-southern lineup. Scouls Rnnnlnff Naturally, with Ihrce yenr» of 'all-state and two years of nJl- louthcrn billing, Rnss wns np- proach'ed by football scouts from every large college In the south, but it. was Alabama who got the nod for Russ decided (o enter the schoo) where his brother Herkie was a senior and first-string mem- .bcr of Coach' PranX Thomas' Re* Elephant lmcup. In 1939, Russell played on the freshman team and In 1040 moved up to the varsity sqimd. Tn 1941, as a junior, he moved into the number two tailback slot Porks Rose-Lambert Duo Is Old One to University Fans By CARL BELL UTTLE ROCK (AP) — Guys named Glen Rose and Gene Lambert-are leading the Arkansas Razorbacks in another trip down the basketball trail — and that report would have bfccn just as accurate 24 years ago as it is now. . Lucke, Whitley May Be Lost To Razorback Hardwood Team Norlh Mississippi County city and there has been ninny a college athletic scholarship offered. Some nccepted, others turned them down to enter the business world. Among those who accepted: Jack Elliot (Ole Miss); Denny Gentry (Tulsn) ;BI11 Boyd, J. A. Lloyd. Larry Daniels and Charles "Rut/" Lutes went to Arkansas; J. C. Droke nnd Leroy Crlner enrolled nt Mississippi State; R. B. Hodge (Ky.l; Max Gurlcy (Coplah-LIn- coln); L. W Filzhueh (Texas Tech); R. C. Allen IVandeibilt); Dill Mayo (Arkansas Stale); and Ted Vance (Murray Slate). At present, colleges from near nnd tar nre seeking the services of Moiitroi! Holland, and CJuincy Hodge from Ihe 1352 team. For the past four years a member of Coach Mosley's teams has played In the AIl-Americnn High School football game. Dennle Gentry (1019); .1. A. Lloyd (1050); Robert Reid (1951); and Mel Hay Russell Mottar returning college Job or returning lo the Ohlckasnv.' camp In Blytliovllle as head coach. His decision was to return to Ihe gridiron where lie had done hl5 shtirc as a player to give it national recognition tor great plnycrs niul teams. The 1018 season, his first ns Blytheville tutor, RIU'E Blylheville 10-0-2 record to put Into Ihe rerord books and an 'AA stntc championship. Not » bad way to get a coach- Ing career started . . . and even the l\vo tie games did not tnke any glitter away. Ironi the seasonal performance as they were against t%vo of Arkansas's most outslnnding gridiron powers — Pine Bluff and NtJrlh Little Rock. During the 1049 season. Coach Mosley and his Cliicknsaw aggregation compiled a 7-4-0 record. This was the mosl. defeats any Mostcy- tervm suffered before or 1C numoer uwu UUIUHI:*. .->iu<. where he received his varsity "A," coached and In 1042 he was placed In the after, nil-important tailback post in' Most coaches would give their Notre Dame DOX two to throe o'clock physical education class to own such « record, but Moslfy was dissatisfied and 'understudy"Vn the I worked all the harder for the next save Illythcvlllp another AA State Championship. Fourteen wins nnrt nothing to blot the right side of the ledger wns I put Into the Maroon and White Thomas' tormation. While he was a Junior and op- eratinz us an understudy in the. tailback position. Alabama met and season, and It pal( o f. too for Ihe defeated Texas AfcM in the Cotton j 1850 version of Chlcka,avv football Bawl nnd when lie took over the first-string reins In 1842 Alabama played ns host team in the Ornnge Bo\vl naairst Braton College. 'Btima slaughtered B.C. Although In his linnl year of CO'ICRC. and with n few months to go for the coveted sheepskin. Russell volunteered for !he Army Air Corns. After a tour of duty he received j-oascball fame. discharse in 1945 and siencd | play account. One ot these wins was RusfCllullc. Kentucky, m the Polio Bowl at Charleston, Missouri. With Harry Carey, of Cardinal calliiiR (he play by Blytheville dumped w'ith the nrole'slonal football Green the number two ranked Kentucky Bn" Packers h| s'i school team by a 42-7 mar- Air outsider would think « person who has plnyed junior high, senior high, college nnd professional football, played In two Bowl Games, n first-string . Iciilbnck for a Frank Thomas-coached team, having n coaching record of 46 wins, eight losses and two ties, two state championship teams and several other coaching distinctions would have renched the saturation point \vheve all the enthusiasm of being In contact with football would be at a standstill or lost, but with Coach Mosley he Is looking forward to . the 1953 football campaign with as much fervor ns a rookie lo the profession. Coach Mosley's teams employ the Notre Dame Box Formation, style of offense which he has played In high school, college and professional football. His record proves ht has no reason to change. He knows the offense, knows how to coach It. anc can win with It so like Genera' Dob Neyland of Tennessee'he lees no point In making the transformation. Tlie youthful mentor Is married nnd has n daughter. Mrs. Mosley tenches in the Blytheville schoo system. Undoubtably Coach Mosle.v look forward to the dny when he wll enter the college ranks but for high school football coaching h« likes BiMhevllIe and Blylheville likes him. If records mean anything, he will be moving Into the college ranks nnd when he does Ihe Blylheville Chlcknsaw fnns will know how Missouri felt when they learned their former native sons performed wilh such brilliance In high school, college and professional ranks for other states. We repeat: Missouri's loss . . . Arkansas' Rain. were stni-ring tennimntes on Arkansas' only undefeated cage team in 1928. Today both of those men are basketball coaches. Rose is at Arkansas.. Lambert is at Memphis State College, but his son, Gene Jr., Is Itose's slftr forward m Pork- ertand. ' Young Gene Is off to a mighty good Btnrt in his effort to equal his father's feat 'of earning All- South\Vesl Conference honors. 20-Point Average In' four games, the Rnzorback senior has scored 83 points — more than 20 a game. He has peppered (lie baskets for 27 points in ecich of his last two tilts and is the nearest thing the Porkers have to a full-time player. "I couldn't ask for nnything better thnn Gene's performances so fnr," Rose said today. "I don't expect him to keep on averaging 20 points a game I doubt that he will. But he's a tine offensive play er and is good on defense, too." Rose attributes Gene's point total not only lo his ability to hit the buckets from anywhere on the floor, but also to the eluslveness nnd Inking which enable, him .to get In beneath the backboards for ensy crip shoffl. Lambert, nt 6-4, Is two Inches shorter thnn Ihree of his teammates but he can outjump them nil. Rose uses him for the center jump and keeps him stationed ncnr :ie backbonrds lo work rebounds. Arkansas came, close lo -having fntiier and son combination. The enlor Lnmbert gave up the Rnzor- conching job the year Gene Jr., entered the University. Rose, who returned to his nlma mater this season, Is the same Fight for Davis Gup Gets Started Monday By GAYLK TALBOT ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — America's tennis hopefuls ' finally have reached the end of their long trip into nowhere in quest of the DavU Cup and have settled down for their last hard practices before facing the Australians In the Challenge Round next Monday, intend'to so right on and sell the Ad clnd 1 Isoar r h nillld cil ttleye Intend to \ v/here the temperatures already offending have climbed over 100 degrees and matches might exceed that tigure by the time the matches begin the end Adelaide Is a hot. arid little city of this month. Both Tony Trnbert and Vic Scixas who'll play both singles and doubles for the challengers, say It won't bother them, They got their first view of the Aussie team in practice yesterday. Though they saw Frank Sedgman playing at the top of his brilliant Eorm, they refused lo back, down in their joint opinion that they nre nt least an even bet to take the big 1 mug home. So far ns we have learned, Aussie bookmakers consider it a tossup too and nre offering no odds. Members of both squads skipped morning practice today to attend an official reception in their honor at the City Hall. It's a little formality which must be gone through program during the At the sanib time local officials were reported to have agreed to have several hundred program FAYETTEVILLE W*>—The pOSsM ble loss' of two -cage stars may daamge the University of Arkansas basketball future in the Southwest Conference. Coach Glen Rose said yesterday he doubts if Guard Joel Lucke will play in the conference tournament at Dallas this week end. Hose added that high-scoring Manuel Whitley of Little Rock faces an Army examination tn January. Whitley, a former ace at Little Rock JC, pumped 20 points through (he nets In the Razorbacks 1 104-72 rout of Mississippi Saturday night. Lucfee suffered an elbow fracture in the Missouri contest last week. He was a starter in the first three games of the season and has been replaced by Floyd Sagely. On Whitley Rose said. "The Army turned him down once before because of a back injury. T don't know what they'll do this time." Informed ,that, in .Dallas, the Razorbacks are slight favorites ir le tourney, Rose cracked: "I don't care. They're probabl.v s bad guessers as I am." struck off bearing the bid familiar cover. These will be distributed to the -more staid officials of the Australian association and mailed throughout the' world to iriembers of other associations. We're afraid, though, that it will be some time before Adelaide gets another Challenge Round. Michigan State- football Biggie Munn once scored points In five high school meets while a student at High In Minneapolis. I Horses Taking Vitamin Pills MIAMI—Horses are now taking vitamin pills and other body-building compounds just like human bc- cauElous gentlemnn who tutored life Razorbacks to five. Southwest championships in a previous nine-: year couching hitch. Commenting on his team's show- __.g to date — three victories In 'our games and two .tilts in which ;he Porks pitched.. In more than 100 points, he said: ' .' "The boys have been hitting well — about 40 per cent or their shots. Hut four games don't make a season. I think we cnn judge the team's strength better at the end major tennis citadels of Sydney | ond Melbourne, isn't passing up any of the trappings. By way of of .the season. I don't think we'll score 100 points against any Southwest Conference team. "We need to improve on defense. "I hope the boys are as good n.s they look. I'll be happy If, at the end of the season, we have Wl a third of our sliols." celebrating their victory over the "old crowd," the locals have whipped up an official program with a raffish front cover 'which shows two cartoon figures with popeyes playing tennis right in the middle of the famous howl. Tempest in Cup Advance copies of this little gem hit old-line officials pi the Lawn Tennis Association in Sydney and Melbourne a few days ago with terrific impact. Prom President Sir Norman Brookes down they joined In crying foul. Davis Cup programs, they pointed out, traditionally show only a picture ol the gleaming trophy. The last we heard over the week end, the two groups were about to reach a compromise. Adelaide's high-spirited citizens coach 101V trad Nortr p ields Has Dne-Man Show at Arena- Lee Fields put on a one-man show at- the American legion auditorium ast night and by the conclusion of :he evening's mat offering -fou Timself winner of three falls. The speedy Melds won his preliminary match and then won two straight falls for his team in the tag match. : Fields' partners were Chief Lone Eagle and Eddie Mnlone who faced Leo Newman, Bill canny and Red Byrcl. Fields took the first lall of lh» tag match by dropklcklng Bill Canny about the ring. In so doing, he re-Injured Canny's back. Wild Bill sat out the next fall and Fields worked Newman over to win the tag match in straight falls.' Canny's back got rough treatment in the preliminary when Malon« surprised him. with a crab hold'to win. Fields made Byr'd give with » hammerlock and Newman defeated Lone Eagle with a backbreaker in other preliminaries. In Familiar Fifth or distinguished DIAMOND DECANTER when he finished a poor ninth be hind Blue Man in the first, sect ton of the rich Flamingo.,, Stakes las winter at Hialeah. A complete checkup was ordere< for the three-year-old. A sampl of his blood was sent to the Gray sin Foundation at the University o Pennsylvania. There it was deter mined that One Count was suffer ing from pernicious anemia, The remedy was a specially prepared tonic -which closely resembles the B-12 taken by human beings j in such cases.. The result has been that One Count has scored five wins, placed second in three occasions and third once in nine, races since he began hitting the vitamin trail. If One Count races at Hialeah fhis winter season, the rejuvenated colt is certain to be aimed for the historic Widen er which has been boosted to $100,000 In added prize money. A Premium Gift Pack a ge at t h • regular Fifth price. He plavcd the 1915 nnd 1946 sons with the pay-for-play boys and in the oil-season was picking u» cnovigh college hour* to graduate from Alabama In 1947. With footbny laces for veins, a fooibsll bladder for a heart, and many enllcm of (ootbiill sweat for Wood. Russell decided upon graduation he had to remain in the football profession If he wanted hanpiness. nr.d this he did. for In 194" he took his first football job as an assistant coach at Joe Bradley High School in Hnntsville. Alabama. The JBHS team won six. lost Ihrce nnd tied one. and for the lirst time in the history of the school defeated Huntsville High School. Arid to artd Insult to Injury the. Humsvllln High School concti ,ea- Bin. Yes. year ! Blythcvillrt brand Cage Scores and year on!, of football slacks lip willl the best. i MONDAY NIGHT'S BASKF.Tn.M.t, The Alkansis Athletic Associa- J Bv The Associated Press tion eliminated the State Playoffs ; George Washington 113 Duke 87 in 1951 and whether Conch Mosley j \\'est Virginia 91 South Carolina 14 wo-.ild have added championship j Mississippi 78 Arkansas State 68 number three to his coaching roc- ' Vallderbllt 13 Baylor 66 ord will always remain a con]rc- Mississippi Southern 90 Texas lure, but with an 8-1-0 record (the | Western 61 only loss was to n powerful Jackson. Tcnucwce. tcanO mo,>t observers believe Ihoy would have done It again. At least yon could not find any opposition to such an observation—that Is, betting opposition. Dropped Three This past football season Blytheville dropped three contests and won seven ot tUcir ten tilts. The three losses were to North was Joe Ulldy, High mentor former tnd at Blytheville I Little Rock in the season opener one time Coach coach. Rnss Mosley's high school and later on to Wh.ltch.aven and South Side, Shelby nessee powerhouses. County, Ten- Since his first year in Blythevllle Indiana 91 Town 72 Michigan S8 Purdue 7X NOT th we Morn 30 Butler 72 UCLA 91 Bradley 83 Drake 73 IOWA Slnte 63 Central, Missouri 50 Spring Hill 48 Duquesne 71 Detroit 53 Wayne (Mich.) 72 St. Mary's realm 53 Colorado Stale 76 Huron (SD> 60 Hastings 59 Bethany (Kss> 52 TuTsa 84 Louisiana State 58 . Oklahoma 72 Texas 51 Oklahoma A & M 81 Colorado 67 Brlgham Young 86 St. Louis 69 Southern California 68 Los Angele, State 46 Choice - . _ The lollowirr year Coach Mov- Coach Mosley'* tram shave, kept \ Wyoming fi2 Oregon 53 Ir.y had % choice Of taking a fttnaUjtho college, scoutx pouring Into the j Montana 64 Washington SUU 53 NEW.JMPROVED UNDERWOOD ish to our and friends: tnat CHAMPION BUSINESS MACHINES) CO 119 S. B'dw»T. Phone Term] »s low M FAMILY SHOE STORE 2342-^ 317 W. Your* lo cnjoy . ... the favorite Bonded Bourbon of Kentuckians. ForcTer your* to treasure ... the distinguished Diamond Decanter, with Boltd 32-facet stopper. Tor gift or p.e*t, insist on OLD FITZGERALD today ... it belter package stoc*# and Jhan tYerywhere, OLDFITZGHALD OLD «UB. LOUlSVILlt. KY. «• Distributed by MOON DISTRIBUTING CO. (>Htl« Rock, Ark. IOHOIO KENTUCKY ITKAiGXT lOUHION WKISKiY 100

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