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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 26, 1952
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FRIDAY, DEC. 2C, 1952 BLYTHEVIU,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Holiday Week Football Slate Is Started with Usual Hysteria By WH.I, OR1MSI.EY V NEW YORK (AP). — College football's holiday weak of high hysteria is under way -— mid seldom has it opened on a more hysterical note. ' In a wild conflict thai saw the tide rtversed twice in the final 58 seconds, all-star teams from the North ami South fought to a 21-21 tie in the annual Shrine game at'Miami last night. With two .seconds less than a minute to go. the North shot^head,, 21-14, on a five-yard pass from Purdue's Dale Samuels to an old battery mate, Bernard Flowers. Just 20 seconds were left when H'f»rk Scarbath, Maryland's AH ^•Ansrlcii T wizard, fired'a pass to halfback Jack Hook of Missouri pood for 64 yards and the tlelng touch- clown. Hook had to run the' last 20. Scnrlmlh Kims This provided a fitting finish for mi exciting batle which opened with a 95-yard touchdown run by Scar- bath". Scarbath and All-America line-backer Dorm Moomaw shared the game's Most Valuable Player Award. A record crowd of 42.S66 watched it. The same set a rugged standard for the holiday program which gains momentum tomorrow with two of the. older all-star attractions—the "East'West charity game at Ran Francisco and the Blue-Gray battle at Montgomery, Ala,, plus the Ehrjrnp Bowl game at Galveston Tex. Thee* are followed by eight bowl games next Thursday. Jan. 1, and the senior bowl tilt at Mobile, Ala., Jan. 6, At Galveston tomorrow, undefeated Northeast Oklahoma State defends a nine-game Mason's streak against Sam Houston State .which has won five games and lost four The battle will .start at 4:15 p.m EST, before an anticipated turnout of 9.0CO. ^i Shrines Have Good Gate 5J|A crowd of 62,000 is expected to pay more than « quarter pf-a million dollars to witness thV Shrine charity battle it San Francisco which rivals the Bowl in tra dition. The game, with ktckoff at ! p.m., EST, will be broadcast by Mu tual and televised by Dumont. The Blue-Gray skirmish, pitting picked squads from above and be low the Mason-Dixon Itne, probabl will be played before a crowd of 22. 000 with a 360,000 gate. Mutual wil broadcast. Game time Is 2:30 p.m. The Northern,boys in this fraca were chered by a weather forecas which predicted a hard freeze Montgomery tonight and nipp> Yankee weather. This would he cal ciliated to disturb the Dixie, players. The Blues are depending on a prssine attack, with Detroit's Ted M^rrhibrorla and - Indiana's Lou tf'Vrhllle doing the throwing. The Crnvs are ninning their offensive •)">ijes on Willinm & Mary's Ed Mio- c 1 -<Te*ki s Auburn's Dudley Spcncc and Texas £&M's Hal Ledyard. Munn Coaches At San Francisco, the Eastern I-am will he coached by Biggie Munn of Michigan State, who led h!s Spartans to the recognized national championship this season. Odell of the University of Washington will 'direct the West- \L Munn said his hoys will go into T the game equipped with 45 different play patterns from the T, single wing, double wing nnd spread formations, provoking Odell to comment: "All we have to do is hope and pray our defense holds up." * * * There were several developments, meanwhile, as the various bowl teams shook oft holiday Inactivity and moved into rough work for the Jan. 1 games. At Knoxville, It was announced that Gen. Bob Neyland, veteran Tennessee coach, Is alllri'g and may be a spectator at the Coton Bowl some with Texas In Dallas. Because o( Ills health, Neyland was forced to turn over the coaching burden to his ,chicf aide, Harvey Robinson. The single touchdown odds favoring Georgia Tech over Mississippi In the Sugar Bowl game at.New Orleans wobbled a bit with the revelation that Tech's two ace backs, Billy Teas and I^on Hardeman, may be out of the battle because of injuries.' Annual Big Seven Tourney Opens By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — The annual Big Sfcven preseason basketball tournament — often a misleading preview ;o the conference's titular race — opens in Municipal Audi- :orium tonight. Kansas University's remodeled NCAA champions and the Nebraska Cornrvuskers start the eight- ,eam scramble at 8 p.m.- (CST). Missouri and Iowa State complete ,he first double bill at 9:45 o'clock. The first round will be completed Saturday night with -Kansas State and Oklahoma at 8 o'clock ed on Christmas. The BlUlkens Invaded the and C61orado and Yale, the guest team, at 9:45. Afternoon losers bracket games are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday followed by championship play on the same night schedules. Only half of the time has the tournament champion been able to win the undisputed conference championship. SMU Won Southern Methodist, only guest team that went all the way, won the first tournament In, 1916. Kansas State won tfce tourney and conference championships the following season. K-Stnte did it again in the 1950-51 season, Kansas beat Kansas State 90-88 In overtime In the tournament final last December, then went on to win all the collegiate honors mid. furnish half of the U. S. Olympic squad. The other tournament champions, however, were unable to gain sole possession of the conference .aureLs. Slate Favored Kansas State, with a tall and •eterati team, has been installed the tournament favorite although Colorado's Buffaloes are being considered definite' championship talent. Both Kansas State and Colorado have four victories against one loss. All of the teams with the -exception * of Yale will enter the meet with at least a .500 percent early season record, but there won't, be an undefeated outfit in the crowd Yale, Kansas State, Colorado Iowa State and Oklahoma were scheduled for wnrnuip sessions in the auditorium this afternoon Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri had workouts Christmas day. Only one college game was play- St. Loul Pacific Northwest and dropped a 66-59 de cision to hte Univresity. of Wash ing ton at Seattle. • Bob Hubregs, termed by St. Loul coach EddEe HIckey "The b e s hook man in basketball today sparked the Huskies with 24 point on nine^baskeU and six free throws Washington led at half-time, 33 28. Winning Pass Play Made Up . By Jim Hook on Sidelines By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. TAP) — Jack .Scarbath's 64-yard touchdown pass to Jim Hook — the grand climax that threw the North-South college all-star football game into a 21-21 deadlock Thursday night and left 42,886 fans limp from excitement — wasn't planned by the coaches. Hook, Missouri's top ground gainer, suggested the play to South! coach Andy Gustafson of Miami in the fading seconds of the thrill- packed contest as the South slood with its back to the wall, trailing 21-14. "I'll have to put the ball way ^jp there, Jim," wnrined Scarbath, ]R-IaryIand's All-America quarterback, "and you've got to run like hell for it." As the ball was snapped, Hook darted*to the right, cut straight downfield to the North 25, then Y Tourneys Are to Start Next Week The annual holiday tournaments conducted by the_ "Y" each Christmas are scheduled to reach a climax Tuesday with the "open" ping pong tourney. To date, there have been eleven entries but. most are high school and junior high students. The usual interest on the part of college students home for Christmas has not materialized. The deadline for entering this tourney Is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and drawings will be made Tuesda; ni'irnlng at 9:30. It will be a one-day affair, will matches being nin off In rapid suc- ce^-Son. : All first round matches are ex- 'd*>-,,j~'i to be completed before lunch ^ Tuesday. o junior high tourney has cre- al:d more Interest than usual with e!-rai already signed up. Tliis is expected to be a fast .tourney, since some of the better p'.ayers are Junior high students. This one will start Monday at 10:00 a.m. and »ill be completed the came day. rossed In front of the Norlh safet o take the skyscraper from Sea ia(h. Michigan State's Johnny Wt on grabbed for »he Missourian a the five but couldn't bring hire down. It was a spectacular finish to th most thrilling battle in the histor of the Shrine's annual classic fo he benefit of its crippled childro and It boosted the organization hopes that this game some da will pack the 65,000 seats of th Orange Bowl. The play was uncorked with seconds to go, and just 38 seconc after the passing combination th won Purdue a share of the B Ten football championship — Da Samuels to Bernard Flowers—ha clicked on a six-yard touchdov* play to boost the North into a 21- lead. The touchdown also marki Hook's second of the game. In tr second quarter he put the South o in front on a 25-yard TD run aft Arkansas Plays Arizona Tomorrow FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Th« Arkansai Roor- backs thai enter the second •nnual Southwest Conference holiday tournament in Dallas this wsekend *1U undoubtedly go down in the wcord book as on« of th« surprise teams in Porker cage history. ON THE BALL — Six-foot-seven Bob McCullough, left, moves up to the varsity to give height at center. Guard Ed Co-nlln. center, is the take-charse guy of Fordham'i attack ' e Michigan State . . , - ck. Wishiniiton'i six-eight Doug McClary .rankt among the better forwards In the Pacific 'Coast Conference (NBA) Rocky Named Fighter of '52 Ring Expert- Says Year Staggered Gam* NEW'YORK Ml — Heavyweight ampion Rocky Marclano will ave to build himself a big house hold all the trophies being eaped on him these days. Ring agazlne. the boxing bible, added nolher today by naming the rockton (\fass.) blaster as "The tenter of The Year" for 1952. At the snme lime, Ring editor at Fleischer, picked Chuck' Da- ey. undefeated welterweight con- nclcr from East Lansing, Mich., or his Ring Progress Award. The awards, along with the an- Two-Platoon System May Go Out W/ien Coaches Gather in Florida By HAROLD CI.AASSEN For GAYI.E TAI;BOT NEW YORK (AP) —Football's two-platoon system has Its friends among the coaches but the present-day horde oC specialists that make up a 'college "eleven" doesn't necessarily find a welcome everywhere. The coaches will be meeting in*- — » Florida early next month to study the code and make recommendations to the official Rules Committee. It is almost certain that the rule on substitutions, which makes the two-platoon business possible, will be gone over. Just what will be done to it Is anyone's guess. \ That the platoon system—where some coaches employ one set of players for,long punts into the wind and another for- short kicks with the breeze—isn't everybody's Joy was best satirized by Harvard's band the afternoon that Artny battered the Crimson In 190. Harvard Bind Refit The "Razorbacks-of-nose." once again clamoring for national pres- tlKe In their own loop, have burned a torrid trail through three opponents In eight days' time, maintaining an 81.3 point average In a quartet of games this year. The century-minded Porkera r«- semble little the lethargic Razorbacks of n year ago who entered the Initial loop tourney with a 4-4 season mark and only 50.5 points per contest. N fw Hecorda Alter a "test-run" loss to Tul6« at the start of the season when a ragged squad wns fighting lor start- Ing positions, the Porkers settled down to Inmbast Mississippi state, 102-71—an nll-tlrne high In a single Arkansas game. That set the singe for a brilliant 65-64 win over Missouri on the Tigers' home court, and last Saturday's staggering 10472 victory over Mississippi, another age—In n!n« yean u basketball coach. Picking up »-h«» he left off in 1942, h«'i won 41 of th. last 48 Arkansas g'amei he'i co4ch«). new record. Leading the Porkers In their Young Coaches In Gator Bowl Buddy Brothers And Bob Woodruff Hav« Offtnit Powtr Harvard then was in the midst of Its worst modern slump. Army, later to be wrecked by the cribbing scandal, was at its majestic best and drubbed Harvard, 49-0. - But the Harvard band was second to rione. It took the field proudly at half-time with the score 42-0 against its outclassed gridiror brethren. ^ . It Is a big band, this Harvard out- ftt^pcrhaps 130 pieces. The director had divided it Into two platoons One toot of his whistle brought al hte offensive trombone players scurrying onto the field ns the de tensive trombonists rushed off, Th ual ratings, were announced In ' band hilssed not a note. The often he February issue of the monthly slve trombonists, you see. weretth lagazine. world's best offensive trombonists. The same went for the drums Not Good Year In his sum-up of the year's ac- vlty in boxing, Fleischer, a noted authority, said that al- record number (16) of ear for the game. He wnrneri that television was the cornets, the piccolos, etc. At last, on signal, some gents dii their best to run onto the field wit! a huge horn. 11 must have been I oxing lou le title fights were held during feet long. H took four men to car he year, 1952 was not an "ideal" ry it. It's rerfect- Once they had the horn in place a p Idly making boxing "just the music stopped dramatically. ..._ -------- _. .. nother puppet show" and said " specialist bowed, then stepped up t :iat more small clubs went out of the tremendous horn and blew. ixisience. "Those sixteen championship ights proved a life saver for box- ng," said Fleischer. "\Vllhout hem the sport would have suf- ered a rout, since almost 40 per cent of the clubs' that had flour- shed In America In pre-war times, were forced to shut down to avoid bankruptcy, or to curtail their ac- ivtttes." However, in another article in he magazine, it was estimated ,hat the total receipts for boxing ncluding radio-TV money, was up over '51 although gate receipts were lower. According to Ring's estimate, aoxins; Jn 1051 grossed »5,100,000 from cnrect attendance and collected another $2,000,000 for radio and T. V. for 1952, gate receipts dipped to about 44.600,000 while the radio-TV total soared to J4.800.000. Only One Yank MONTREAL tiPi — There is only one player in the National Hockej League this eeason who was born in the United States. He is Pete Babando of the Chicago Black Hawks. Pete was born in Braeburn Pa. a pltchout from Scarbath. Among Hook's teammates on the South squad were Bob Oaut, Jim Davis and Buck McPhail, ill o Oklahoma. Bob Brandeberry, Kan sas, played in the North backfielc at the left halfback spot. R T T V THEATER 1 JL £-1 UAKJII A AD MANILA, ARK. A SUN.-MON.-TUES. EXOT.C MACAO.., \ Porl of sin and \ shady dealing: " Ml tHDMiS tUEi-ClllIk 58 DeSpirito to Miami Seeking New Record MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Plucky Tony'Dt-Spirito was to ly to Miami from Havana today for seven more races in n effort to better the all time record of 388 wins in a year. De Spirito won three races ChTtst- second;- Black Boy In the fourth; litary sub-bass note was the re U. It was R perfect, pear-shape inc. And why not? Wasn't th ustcian the world's greatest de :nslve manufacturer of this sol .ry note = The musician has his counterpart i modern football—the end who Is n All-America candidate but can atch passes only it they are short nes thrown by a cross-eyed q»ar- erback minus a finger on his right and and If he Is at right angles o the sun with the wind blowing at ot more than 10 miles an hour orth by northeast. Otherwise, the nd won't gel into the game. The oach. you know, has other end spe- lallsls. nas Day in Havana to tally his !76th and will fly back to the Cuban capital' for additional race* Sunday, when the Florida track Is die. He needs 12 more wins to'equal he record set by Walter Miller in .906 and equalled by Joe Culmone md Willie Shoemaker in I960.'. His 376 wins to date put him ihcad of Oulmone and Shoemaker vho had 373 'and 371 at thii stage 11 1850. "I still think I have a good chance '.o breake the record," DeSpirito said at Havana. He will finish his campaign here after Sunday's card at Oriental Park In the Cuban capital. DeSpirito returned to the saddle on his birthday,-ClirEatmaB Eve/ after a 10-day suspension and won three races at Tropical Park. Must Get 2 Per Day He can- equal the world's record If he averages only two wins a day on each of the six day« remaining in the year. The Lawrence, Mass., rider had two seconds and two shows In addition lo three wins at Havana Thursday. He was out of the money only once in eight rides for Ihe day. : He scored In the second aboard Oalese, won the featured seventh on Sally's Last, and made it a triple In the eighth astride Generosos. DeSpirito could do no better than third on the opening race In Havana aboard Little Hulchet. He was second In the third race astride Liberated; second again In the fourth when Green Spring barely lost first place to a SU for »2 shot. Fight. He-was third again in the sixth on Wise Vickl. In the fifth First Grandson in the fifth; Saucy Colleen in the sixth; Easy Paddy in the featured seventh, and Coat of Blue or Trigger Happy in the eighth. He Is scheduled to Bit out the third and ninth. "awakening drive" Is smooth -hand- ! ling Gene Lambert. Jr., with 83 points on nearly a 60 per cent field goal average. He's being helped by a strong quartet of other starters- Raymond Shaw, Walter Kearni, Oi'val Elklns and Floyd Sagely' — plus the strongest Arkansas bench In many years. Meet Arizona The Porkers will run smack into trouble -in their first tournament game. They play invited Arizona on Saturday night at 0 o'clock. The last time the two teams met, Arkansas defeated the Wildcats and won the District 6 NCAA playoff, 65-44. Dr. Eugene Lnmbert, father of the present high-scoring ace, VM the coach. Though the Razorbacks have won Ihree out of their 1 first, four games, they'll have to better that mark to maintain Qlen Rose's fine record. The wlnnjngest coach In the Southwest Conference, he's now won 163 games and lost oply 44— a. .772 aver- the National League's slugging leader with an identical .638 figure. ;IIank Sauer of the Chicago Cub* was second with a .631 average followed by Ted KlUMwakl of Cincinnati, .509, Ralph Klncr of Pittsburgh and. Brooklyn's Gil Hodges. .500 each. Duke Snider, Brooklyn, .495 and Sid Gordon, Boston .483. Kinor, for the second straight year, received the most bases on balls, 110. • ' Kookie Eddie Mathews o'f the Boston Bravea struck out the mwt times, 115. Solly Hemus, St. Loula wai hit .,, , , « i, , -, , ,, , most often by bitched baiis, iO, offlcal National League statistics whn , teammate Peanut* Lowrey Musial Leads League in Slug Mark NEW YORK Wi—Stan Musial had another title under his belt tod&y with the release of the final set of By F. T. JACKSONVILLE. Fia., Mil-Two of America's finest young football coaches will match strategy In the ' Gator Bowl here New Year's day It will lie Bob Woodruff's Florida ve. J. O. (Buddy) Brothers' Tulsa Woodruff in three years has has taken Florida from the depthj lo Its first winning season In two deondes and first bowl (am* In history. He pulled Baylor off th. bottom ot the southwest hea» before that. Brothers took over the head coaching reins of a successful Tulsa team In 1846 and hai kept the Golden Hurricane breeilnf along on top. Although this IE Brothers' first bowl gum* as head coach and Woodrull's second, both were atcep- ed In the bowl tradition as assistant coaches and Woodruff a* a finer as well. His Baylor team wtnt to the Delta Bowl Jan. 1, 1949. In addition, Woodruff haa been to the Rose, Orange, Sugar and OH bowl* as player or assistant coach ai TcnnewM and Georgia Tech. Brothers was assistant coKchof Tulsa teams that played In Ivor, Orange, Sun and Otl bowk. These two younj fellow*' '_ Brothers li 41; Woodruff Tt — havt collided twice before. Woodruff] Baylor team beat Brother*' Tulsa in IMT and 1*4*. » Thjs also will b* the thfed «ae*«Inu between Tulsa and FlorHe. Florida, then ooached by lUy Wolf, beat Tulsa In 1*41 an4 IMt. So tradition U all oil MM akfe of Woodruff and Florida, never havt lost to Brother* Tulsa. That may be eau for Florida's rattaf M by T to 10 point*. for 1952. The hard-socking St. Louis Cardinals' stalwart compiled the highest senior loop slugging percentage for the sixth straight year. His average last season, .538, was some- what'under par for the outfielder- first 'baseman, who holds the all- time NL slugging record of .570. Associated Press tabulations released last October also.had Musial had the fewest strikeouts of players race he was out of . the m oney. Frank Hiller. the pitcher the Giants recently acquired from the leds, Is manager of an insurance gency tt Kansas City, Kas., during he off-season. He was due here by'plane at 11:05 a.m. and will be In the saddle in Tropical's first race astride Prescott. Other mount* listed for him nre Golden Mean or Counl Off In the MOX Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always o Double Feature RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. 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