The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1952
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 1D52 viU.E (ARJU COURIER NEWS Gage Giants Fall as Upsets Tumble Illinois, N. C. State By The Asiodatrd l're»i Jlliuois' prestige as the nation's second valiking collegiate tonm in the Associated Press basketball iioll dipped last night. The. Illini absorbed a 77-33 defeat at the hnnds of Minnesota before-1!),878 fans. Inspired Minnesota charges who turned the trick by out-rebounding tho taller Illini and by skillfully executing ingenious defenses set to {-hec kthe Illini near the basket. There were other surprises, but none as unexpected ns the Illini k defeat. St. Johns of Brooklyn tumbled North Carolina Stale, ranked'Clh, 87-56; Wayne ot Michigan whipped Duquesne, 71-69, to win Ihe Motor City Classic; Drake In-inbled Missouri, 71-57, and Seattle took NYU, 102-101. Missouri went down before Drake principally because of big Jim Tlipmas' 30 points. That was the most points any, Drake player has produced in a single game this year. The Iowa team was never headed after taking a 2-0 lead aft£i- 27 seconds of play. Center Bob Reiter was high point man for! Missouri with 15. The game was played at Des Molnes. Johnny O'Brien tossed in 29 points for Seattle against NYU to tie;.the collcgiate'tour-year Individual scoring mark of 2,592 points. Still, he took second place to his brother, Eddie, who (lipped In 33 point*A turnout of 12,753 Madison fiqOare Garden fans In New York theh saw St. John's upend'N. C. B'.ate. In other leading games West . Virginia took South Carolina, 8673; Columbia downed Georgia, 6151; St. Mary's of California whipped Detroit, 81-18; Wyoming Stephen MI: mcew^lopedlord-fcn before the San Francisco Auslm S7.-66, and Stan- 1 Olympic Club, 83-75. Davis Cup Team Men Continue Preparations • . • By GAYLE TALHOT ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — This was the day before Christmas same RK In other parts of the world but it meant only another day of toil under the burning sun for members of the American and Australian Davis Cup teams preparing for the Challenge Round starting Monday. In their only concession to the; festive season, Captain Vic Seixas and his American teammates planned to gather round a small Christmas tree Thursday morning before going to Memorial Drive Stadium for more practice. It looks as though they'll need all they can get as Frank Sedgman, big man of the Australian troupe, has reached his absolute peak form again after a period of uncertainty. He is obviously/ so ready that - Harry Hopman, Australian captain and coach, advised him to take Wednesday off and rest rather than Invite staleness. Seixas, on the other hand, looked tired and drawn after two hard sels' In singles against Straight Clark in 95-degree temperature. He Intends to pace himself carefully from here on and has reduced practice sessions for both himself and Tony Trabert to one daily. Local critics .say It was unfortunate, the Americans couldn't have bad- an additional fortnight to get .accustomed to Adelaide's own brand of heat, which is something. ••' It's going to be extremely toijgh on the American pair, who will play all four singles and doubles in the crowded Ihree-day series This Is especially true If the mercury 'Climbs over ihe '100 mark as there is every expectation It will now that summer has really set in. If either Seixas or Trabert gels tied up in a hard four or five- setter opening day the Australians say he is not likely to get his full zest for tennis back overnight. For this reason some Aussie experts are speculating that Sedgman will be the only member of their team to play both singles and doubles JohnnyO'BrienrCagePhenorn ! NEW YORK (AP) — The next point the amazing Johnny O'Brien scores for the Seattle basketball team will givt him a new four-year record for college basketball. • The point-scoring prodigy, the first collegian to top Uie 1,000 mark In one season, contributed 29 points to Seattle's 102-101 victory, over New York University last,; lilght and now Is tied with Nate^D^Long, v/ho scored 2,592 points .for 'River Falls (Wis.)' Stal^ Teachers•'College. From there It's only a short, hep for the agile O'Brien to the career record of 2,902 set by De-Conch Al Brighlman got the schol- Long in five years. Thus", Johriny once again takes the headlines away from his twin brother Eddie, his teammate ever since they first'started tossing n basketball around .in their native South Amboy, N. J. Eddie scored 33 points, including two vital foul shols at the end, and was at least equally as important as his more tlie team's publicized brother victory. t ' . . , . But it was only another contradiction In the career of the twins who went to a college 3,000 miles from home on 'baseball scholarships. That's right, baseball — Oklahoma Line Coach Confer! :, NORMAN. Okla. LTH-Line,Coach Corner Jones of the University of Oklahoma said here last night that he had discussed the vacant head coaching Job at the University of ••.Arkansas with officials in Fayetteville, Ark. : : He declined to talk about his chances of 'getting the Razorback Job, vacated by;.the resigned Otis Douglas after >.' dismal 2-8 season this year. . • .. • 1 The Sooner, coach, who has taught tha linemen for six years Four from Here On ASC Mat Team ; JONESBORC—-Four men of the Blytheville area are out for Arkansas State College'! wrestling team here. | They Include Billy Dean Jackion, Osceola, who 1* competing In the 123-pound division; James Spain, Caruthersvlllt, In the 137-pound division; Billy May. Blythevlllt, 171- pound division, and Jerry Boyd, C am therav ill e, who li a heavyweight. " 1 Tha Indian mat team opera It* ieason Jan. 10 at Memphis Navy. ^Portable Hunting Lodge Is Used ' ROCKLAND, Me. (>P>—When Simon Hamalninen goes In search of a deer hell take hli hunting lodge with him. Hamalatnens 1 lodg« Is an old bus—with a good engine—he bought from a sardine cannery. ; Conversion Included tearing out the seat.5, Installation of three bunks, a portable table, a heater end a gas range for cooking. The . vehicle Is a bit low for Hamalaln- tn's 6-foot-plus frame but he says the stove at the front will permit him to cook from the lower level of the first step. ' "Sura beats sleeping In the woods." says Hamalalnen. a handy man with tools. under Coach Bud Wilkinson, said: "Out talk was primarily an Interview. All-I did was answer ques- :!ons. They're supposed to'let me know in two or three days.". Asked If he would accept the job, Jones replied: ' ~If they offer It then I'll' ask my questions. I'm not too familiar with their setup over there right now." Jones first began coaching at Oklahoma- in 1947. .The 36-year-old graduate of Ohio State also coached at' Nebraska. - • He went to Payeltevllle Monday, and returned to Norman yesterday. arshlps lor them after seeing them perform In the National Semi-Pro Baseball Tourney at Wichita, Kan. "Pro basketball would be nice, but I'm really more interested- in baseball," Johnny said last night. "I'm an'Infielder and Eddie's outfielder. We both bat and hit right-handedi but I once pitched a softball game left-handed." He didn't discuss any pro offers, but It's reported the Pittsburgh Pirates are definitely interested in hint. Last night's victory, scored before 12,152 who saw the highest- scoring game In the 19 years of college basketball at Madison Square Garden, was a triumpha' eturn engagement for the 1'Briens. When Ihey played In the National Invitation Tournamen asit' spr ing,: a large' dele'gatl on "o! amily and friends . came over rom Jersey but Holy Cross turned iack Seattle. 78-73. Johnny got 2 points, but 15 were on foul shots as Holy Cross held Johnny to three "ield goals. Ron Forrester Is Married BAUXITE, Ark. \fi — Arkansas End Ron Forrester and Miss Blanche LIndsey of Bauxite were married at the Methodist Church hers Sunday. Forrester, who Is m Junior at tie University, Is the ion of Mr. and Mr» C. L. Forrester of Springfield, Pa. Mrs. Forrester Is the daughter of Mr. arid Mrs. Earl LIndsey of Bauxite. Cage Scores TUESDAY'S BASKETBALL By The Associated Tress ' ' Bt. Johns (Bkn) 67 N. C. state 56 Seattle 102 NYU 101 • Columbia 61 Georgia 51 Miss Southern 15 Central Missouri 60 Minnesota 77 Illinois 73 Wayne (Mich) 71 Duquesne'59 Drake 17 Missouri 57 (^.Wichita 78 San Diego State 56 V Southwest Missouri 78 Portland 72 Phillips Oilers 94 Springfield (Mass) <6 ' St. Marys (Calif) 81 Detroit 78 CVorado Stale 51 Hastings 50 Kuron (SD( 70 Bethany (Kas) 68 California at Nebraska, cancelled (snowstorm) Rice 87 Stephen F. Austin 66- V.'yomlng S3 Ores:n 54 U Washington SUM «1 HEW.JMPROVW UNDERWOOD CHAMPION Vtht-Trhti AI Sure to fct "ITOTI wtnlid'' »Ith *U lit ireit, improved lealurct. Don'ttfeliy. .-tc- Kne Ihit greitcc lift, todiyt 94 50 ftvi CiKTIfiO CASE / mClUDIO t BUSINESS MACHINESj CO. 119 S. B'dlfaj. Phnnt 89S1 Terms as low ai {4 a Week PAGE NINB ALL-AMERICANS—Laurl Nieml, Washington tackle; Eddie Price, New York fullback- and Half back Charley Tr ppl of the Chicago Cardinals, led to right, play wiih the Am*rtc«n Con/«?*nct A I Stars against the National In the Pro Bowl game In the IDS Arigelw Coliseum, Jan io(NBA) Hot Stove League — Happy Chandler May. Return; Rookies Galore Will Report By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Tliere is a chance that A. B.'Happy Chandler may he back in organized baseball — as managing director of the San Francisco club of the Pacific Coast L,ea Negotiations between Paul Fagan, owner of the Seals, and the former baseball commissioner have been resumed after having . been broken off two weeks ago. At the lime. Pagan had offered Chandler $25.000 a year to take charge of the Seals, wllh Pagan retaining he ownership. Chandler was willing to accept the post, but nsked'for a five-year contract instead of the two-year pact offered by Pagan. Happy argued it would require that time to rebuild the club. clnnatl. The Texas League advances first aseman Frank Dunlap (.336) from hreveport to the St. Louis Cardl- als and Da"e Hosklns (22-10), inllas right-hander, to Cleveland. Tile Southern Association moves •Batting and pitching champions of the six. top minor leagues will receive a major league trial next season. The Paciffc .Coast League sends first baseman Bob Boyd, who hit '.320 at Seattle, to the Chicago White Sox and Johnny Lindell, who had a 24-9 record with Hollywood, to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The International League graduates outfielder Frank Carswell, a .344 hitter /at 'Buffalo, to Detroit and Bob Keegan of Syracuse, Its only 20-game winner,'to the White 'Sox.' vV;>. ."*•-•• • -fe'-y •' ' '•".' Card Farmhand : The American Association offers outfielder Dave Pope, a .352 hitter at Indianapolis, to Cleveland and Eddie Erautt, who won 21 and lost five for Kansas City, to Gin- Cotton States >irectors Meet HELENA Wi — Directors of the otton States League will nieet t Greenville, Miss., Sunday to Iscuss; the Greenwood, Miss., •nnchlse. President Al Haraway said yes- :rday that he had called the meet- ig. Greenwood is expected to say 'hether or not It will operate in ne Class C loop next summer. f it doesn't, the franchise may to Greenville, ecently lost its Facks'on, Miss. Miss., which franchise to up third baseman Ranee PlesS (.364) from Nashville to the New York Giants and southpaw Al Sima (.321) from Heading to Clevelam and George Uhare. Albany's 18 game winner, to the Boston Red Sox Ike Wanted Arkansas Duck STUTTGART l/Fi — Rep. Charle Halleck, an Indiana Republican said yesterday that Presldent-elec Elsenhower wanted to hunt duck in Arkansas this year, but wasn' able to because of too much official business. Halleck ended a duckhunt n« here yesterday, during which h bagged the limit of four * day The congressman, icheduled to be come House majority leader I the new Congress, waa the gues of Arkansas Republican Lead* Verne Tlndall. DeWayne (Dewey) King, asslst- mt football coach at Michigan State, played four years of varsity 'ootball at North Dakota Univer- ilty. Don Mefiasco. lookl« deferislr back for the New York footb Giants, earned the nickname "Tl Ber" for his deadly tackling at Tex as. Our wWi foe fev this C through Hn new ye*,, fcx, — •„ ttw nwny [oy< wfl Kappirwu to yo«, tnd b*sfow rK» many bkttmcji * m*W yew **MM com* tru* , , , W.T. SHELTON FLOORING CONTRACTOR College Presidents id Bowl Play KANSAS CITY, (AP) — A rnafti'lty of college, prcst- 'iits hav« reported their disapprovalof football bowl pames This wns reported yesterday In*— '_ sludy of post-season competition, idertaken by the extra eyenls nmltlee of the National Colle- ..ied Athletic Association. The survey showed that a strong ijority of Ihe nation's education- and athletic administrators, as II as the athletes and student iders, approve of "properly con>l!ed and administered" pbst- ison athletic events—with the illege presidents taking excep- on the football bowl games. The presidents were asked to epoit Ihelr institutional policy and per cent of the 160 responding illege presidents approved bowl ames while 53 per cent reported sapproval. Among Ihe presidcnls whose earns have participated hi such owls, however, 45.6 per cent pproved such competition and per cent disapproved. '11 is significant data," the ommlltee said, "that 45.6 per ent of tha Institutions wllh bowl un* experience ' approved and ily 18.5 of non-participants np- roved These figures . . . Indicate ic effect of experience on Instl- itional policy." Head coaches of all sports votei 3.4 per cent In favor of bowl ames with 26.9 per cent opposed. Among non-paiiiclpanls, 54.< per ent of the head conches approved •hile among head coaches who ad experienced a bowl game, 71.6 er cent approved. The report will be placed before he 47Ui NCAA convention In Wash- ngton next month, at which time he committee will make Us fina e commend a lions. Lambert Leads SWC Scoring Also Tops in Percentage with 59.6 Average In the 1852 Michigan Stale-Indina footbairgame, three Spartan ack« each gained more yards ru»h- ng than the entlr< Indiana team 'he hard, hitters were ElUy Wells Cvan Slonao and Don McAullffe. . B yOAItl LITTLE ROCK BELT, U) _ Not _ o a the returns were in yesterday when we gave you a report on winning pace Oenc Lambert Jr., and his nnzorback males are selling in basketball. Latest Southwest Conference statistics show Lambert has the best scoring average in the league — 20.8 poims a game — and the finest field goal percentase, having made good on 55. C per cent of his shots. FurtheV, five Arkansans are among the eight leaders In field goal shooting. Behind Lambert nre Kay Shaw. third with 52 9 per cent.; Manuel Whltlcy, fifth, 45.5 per cent; Orvnl Elkins, scvcnih. and Carroll . , 41.7 per cent. Arkansas- Wall Kenrns, whose brother Ken was an All-Southwest star a few years ago. tops the'frce throwers. Kcarns has made 12 of 13 charity losses — or 92.3 per cent. Nn Defense So far the Porkers have been strictly an offensive team. Their scoring average of 81.3 points an outing Is 20 better than nearest rivals Texas A i M and Rice. Defensively. Rice and A & M are leading. They've allowed an average of fi5 points a game. Arkansas is last defensively, having yielded a mean of CO. •13.4 per cenl, ScroRglns. eighth, KELLEY'S Your FRIENDLY Shoe Store Fine Foods at PICKARD'S Grocery & Market Beautiful Spriic* Christmas Trees. Country Ribs and Backbones Good Ten- netiee Sorghum. Fresh Oysters A LARGE VARIETY OF FRESH VEGETABLES EVERY DAY IN Phont 2043 Nationally Advertised and Fancy Groceries Christmas Trees Candies Nuts Fruits Fancy- Fruit Cake Fruit Cakes Mixes Glazed Fruits FRUITS AND THE WEEK. 1044 Chlckasawba

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