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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DSC », MM This is Tournament Week As Cagers Return to Courts By ORLO ROBERTSON HEW YORK (AP) — This is tournament week In college basketball and it behooves th» mighty to look their laurels. Three (ournamonb opened over the weekend an d Jn one at them — the holiday festival at New York'» Utdteon Square Garden — No. 1 ranked LaSalle of P hlladelphia bowed out In the flrsl round. j five mora tournaments got un- Serway today with five of the na- pon's first 10 bidding for top hon- pn. Another member of the select jroup—fifth ranked Kansas Slate— • Iready le Jn the semi-final bracket of the Big Seven Tournament at Kansas City. i Dixie Opens North Carolina State, No. 6 na- Honally, Is the host club In the Dixie Tournament at Raleigh, N. C. •which Includes such teams as unbeaten Holy Cross, No. 4, Brlgham Young of the Skyline Conference, and Princeton and Penn of (lie Ivy League- Louisiana State, No. 8, plays In the Sugar JJowl tourney where un- :defeftted 8t. Bonaventure is the [choice over the Southeastern Conference five, Villnnova and St. Louis. The once-beaten Oklahoma Aggie* «nd Western Kentucky, No. 3 and 10, respectively, show tlieir brand of ball in the Tournament 'at Oklahoma City along with Tuisa, [winner of seven straight; \Vyom- 'fcig; Oklahoma City, the defend- feig champion, also with a perfect record; Bowling Green, Idaho and Pern State. Tourney Recaps Here's the status or the major •tournaments which started over the weekend: Madison Square Garden—DePaul 43-91 conqueror of LaSalle, vs unbeaten Manhattan and Utah State *B Minml of Ohio In semi-final round. Manhattan trounced Cincinnati, 78-60;. Utah State beat NYU, i 97-61, and Miami edged St. Johns, I «8-86. . . | Big Seven—Yale, victor by a 561 &4 margin over Colorado, vs Kanj aw State and Kansas vs Missouri ; in semi-final round. State moved I Into the semi-final bracket by wal- , k>piriK Oklflhoma-93-69, Kansas and j Missouri reached the same stage .'• o! the tourney on Friday night. Southwest Conference —' Rice, . which eliminated defending cham- ' p(on Texas Christian, 68-40, vs Bay- Jor and Arkansas, 68-51 conqueror " of **h»na, vs Southern ^tethodist. ' Bftrfor knocked over Texas, 57-43 and SMTJ whipped Texas Aggies, | ..''., List Starting '" Here's ttie lineup for the tourna- | ujentt starting today: Oklahoma City — Western Keni tycky vs Idaho; Tulsa vs Wyoming; > OMaboma City vs Bowling Green I and ' OWaborr.a Aggies vs Penn i »»««. . • . Bowl—Louisiana State vs b*a*en Villnnova; St. Bon- v« St. Louis. . D!»J«—IJoVy Cross vs North Car- oUot; Worth Carolina State ^rtpc»*cci, Ivy League tltleholder; Wa*e Tr>r*8t w Pennsylvania and Diiie vs BrJsham Young. Meantime, contention for the Big 'en title swings into high gear Arkansas, Rice Are SWC Favorites By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — Southern Methodist tries to slow lown the Arkansas express nnd Baylor attempts to hobble Rice's hotshots tonight in semi-finals of the Southwest Conference Pre-Senson Basketball Tournament. Munn Draws Fire tor Not Playing Maloy 8AM TRAHOiecO (/P)-Criticism ol Btggfe Munn, coach of the year tor not using Holy Cross' ace quor- terbaek Charley Maloy. tor even one pW»y mingled today with praise of <iu<»terback Tom O'Conncll and his feet mates for their thrilling 21-20 Tictory over the West in the Shrine football game. CCConnell ,frotn Illinois, directed Ihe entire Ea«t offensive. He sparked & 71-yard drive that produced lb» winning touchdouTi \vlth 53 second* remaining. And he set three pMrfng records for the is year old gome that pours more thcmj $100.000 annually into the Shrine Hospital tor Crippled Children. Plttolwrgh'a BiUy Reynolds scor •d the Bast's winning TD, going ftv« yard* around end and Villanova's Bob Haner booted hla third conversion. BIHy Reynolds himself had made the win possible. He blocked Ne braska Bob Reynolds' first convcr eion try. That was the margin o Yktory. Munn. coach of undefeated Mich !gan State, told sports writers: "It was so close ail the way am O"Connell was doing such a mngnif icent Job 1 never found an oppor tunity to use Jvfaloy. I feel bndl about, it." with all teams except defending champion Illinois making a bid for the conference (lag. Arkansas and Rice are favored o win and advance to the chnm- plonship game but unexpected jomer Jones Withdraws As Prospect NORMAN, Okla. (ffy—The name of another prospective applicant for Ihe University of Arkansas' head football coaching Job has been withdrawn, Gomer Jones, line coach nt the University of Oklahoma, Saturday telephoned Arkansas Athletic Director John Hamhtll and asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration for the job vacated by Otis Douglas. Bill Good, assistant to University President John T. Cnldvvell, said Saturday the University Faculty Athletic Committee will Interview more candidates for the position. He said, however, that committee , members had left Fayetteville for the holidays. Hal Lahnr, Colgate University head mentor, previously had withdrawn Ins name for consideration. strength displayed by SMU nnd Baylor In the tournament's first •otiml make the games so attrac- vo tho best crowd ot all Is an- Icipaled, Southern Methodist showed the orm predicted for it before tho reason started but never attained mill-now In walloping Texas A&M 57-35. fn so doing. SMU WHS dead- iest at the basket of any team n the tournament, eliciting on 23 of 53 shots for an average of .433. Gal Angler Gets Prize REGINA—Landing the "big one" Isn't really a man's Job. Just ask Mrs. H. >lo of Pti'rkston, S.D, Mrs. Ho pulled In the top prize ;n Snskatchewan's Anglers' Derby recently. She landed a 37-pound lake trout to head the,, class nnd no one else snagged such a big fish anywhere In the province. As a matter of fact, no one else has brought In one that size fn two years. Lnc La Ronge continued ' the pacemaker when It comes to lakes. It wns there Hint Mrs. Ho cmight her prize-winner and also there that another American hooked a 35-pound, 14-ounce fish thnt took second prize, .The Anglers' Derby, an annual competition for several years now, is sponsored by the Provinclnt -Natural Resources Department and tho Saskatchewan Fish and Game League. Sooner Guard Loses Teefh NORMAN, Okla. — (NBA) — Boh Gaut Is a football player who really puts his teeth Inlo his work.' The Okahoma lineman lost his dental bridge in scrimmage. Coach Bud Wilkinson called lime, had the entire squad search for the denture The denture found, Gaut said he would not wear It in scrimmage agnin. He's afraid if he lost It during a game, tho officials wouldn't bo willing to stop the show while both sides looked for it. Lucky Seven for Stan, Kelt NEW YORK ((P)—Stan Muslal 01 the Cardinals and George Kell o! the Red Sox batted over .300 tor their seventh consecutive season ii 1952. The only other active playe lo have performed this trick is Johnny Mize of the Yankees who hit over .300 from 1836 through 1942 with the Cards and Giants. Bui Arkansas, quintet of giants, ets more chances at the basket jecause 11 conlrols the backboard— or rather. It did decisively In boat- ng Arizona, the tournament's invited team, 08-51. Rico; featuring the smooth Gene Sdiwinger, a 6-0 center. Isn't likely o find Ihe Baylor diamonds In he rough uasy pickings. The Sears aren't too graceful about It but they baltle hard and do a ood job oT controlling the ball. They beat Texas 57-43 in the open- ng round to the surprise of most everybody. Klce Tough Rice matched Arkansas' scoring output, in slamming Texas Chris- Ian, the defending champion. 08-10 nnd averaging- .408 wilh 20 baskets out'Of 71 shots. Schwinger made 21 >o)n!s nnrl Is tied with George Scaling of Texas and John Starkey of Baylor, for the lend In Individual scoring" in the. tournament. Arkansas and Southern Methodist meet at 7:30 p.m. (CST) while Baylor and Rice clash nt 9 p.m. Pho consolation bracket also be- s play with Texas tackling Texas Christian at 2 p.m. And Arizona playing Texas A&M at 3:45 p.m. AussieNettersBlast American Cuppers ',. , By QAYI.E TALBOT \ ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia'* two fcm- nis tigejHS — Frank Sedgrnan and Ken McGregor — yanhW the rug from under America'* Davi» Cup team In a hurry today , POINTS FOR PROS—Pep Saul, left. Is Ihe Minneapolis pUymaker. Adolph Schaye*, center, leads the Syracuse 'attack. Easy Ed Macauley pots '«m for Boston. (NEA) Only 59 Lion Air Yards- Passing not a Factor in Odd Professional Grid Title Game •CLEVELAND (AP) — Detroit's Lions won their first National Football League crown in 17 years in a game that jjave the lie to fans who say pro football these days is Football Ma Is Big Rooter DALLAS—"The trouble with football/ 1 said Mrs. W. A. Hnwn of Athens, .Tex., "is tht It makes-you forget y&m^~<HenHy." Mrs. HSSJi. has just arisen to cheer a long, Innky SMU player who had. gone after n pass in the Southern Melhortist-Tcxns Christian game—the Insfc of the Reason for both teams. x Airs. Hntvn bad rcnson to cheer that particular player. He vvns her sixth son to piny college football. It was Jimmy Hawn nnd he was playing l\is lust college game. The tlrst o( the college-playing Ilawns was Charles, who \vns at Texas in 1032. Next was Fritz, who played nt SMU In 1933. Frank went to Schreiner Institute and played a few games in 193B although an injured knee received In high school kept him out of the lineup much of the lime. Arthur played for SMU In 1039, 1940 nnd 1941. Verne played at Texas In .1042. And Jimmy played at SMU from 1950 through 1952. "Football hns become a part, of our life." snld Mrs. Unn-n. "There have been nnxlos moments when one ot the boys would get hurt. "But then T hate to see any boy hurt. That's the only bad thing about footbnll. But on the whole. I think It's a great sport." Tht Hawns haven't missed Southern Methodist game In two years, nnd they have traveled nil over the country to see games during the two decndes their sons have been playing. . all forward passing. Tn sUiniming the door on the Cleveland Browns, seventh straight championship try yesterday, n-7. Detroit netted only 59 of its 258- ynrd total gain on aerials. It was a curious struggle on frozen ground for the 50,934 fans' who shivered In Lakcfront Stadium nnd millions who watched television in warm homes. First, !he key rim ivns a 67-yard touchdown sprint by halfback Doak Walker, who hadn't hit pay dirt nil year. lie missed half the Lions' games to rest n pulled leg muscle and didn't play when Cleveland lost, 11-0, In Detroit eight weeks ago. Second, Uie Browns controlled the ball nearly two-thirds of the time, but tho Lions held n comfortable point lead for all but a few minutes. Walker's run, midway In ihe third period, put Detroit ahead 14-0. The Browns smashed back for their only touchdown four minutes Inter, with fullback Harry Jagade plunging 7 to cap a 68-yard drive. Just 12 more minutes and the Browns' hopes filed on a 30-yard field goal by Lion fullback Pat Harder. Halfback Ken Carpenter fumbled n Detroit punt to set up this three-pointer. . The Lioiis played It cautiously In the last half, while the Browns piled up n big edge In statistics, which don't pay off. : "" Jngnde, whose 104 yards rushing was tops for the day, took the second-half klckoff back 18 then broke away for 19 nnd 29-yard Jaunts in A drive to the Lions' 25. Jim David spiked this threat by Intercepting n pass thai bounded oft Carpenter's fingers on Detroit's 12. In the. final period big Marion Motley made the Browns' biggest ground gain by breaking away for 42 yards on a pllchout from Otto Grahajn. He' went cut of bounds on the 5 but lost 5'trying end the next play. Thurman McQraw smeared quarterback Graham for an 11-yard loss, while otto hunted a receiver, fien Dick Flanagan batted down a toss lo give the Lions the ball on their 21. Delroit Coach Buddy Parker said after the game: . "Our defense won it for us." DeSpirito Gets Three Winners MIAMI, Fla. f/P) — Apprentice jockey Anthony Despirito returned to Tropical Park today with an all-time riding record almost within his grasp. 'Hie Lawrence, Mass., rider who celebrated ,hls 18th birthday Christinas Eve, rcdc three winners at Havana's Oriental Park Sunday to run his total for the year .to 381—just eight short of a new world record. With reasonable luck In the three remaining days, he could shatter the old mark of 388 set 46 years ago and tied in 1950. "I'm very much hopeful of break- Ing that record," he said. "I would say that I have a better than fifty- fifty chance of setting a new record. Let's say six to live." Read Courier News Classified Ads BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 29 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Red Roberts & Don McGee vs. Eddie Malone & Jack Welch Malone, Welch Tackle Toughies Eddie Mnlone and Jack Welch will -try to cope with the rough stuff of Red Roberts and Don Mc- Ciee tonight at the American Legion arena, on North Second Street. The four huskies will square orf in a two of three fiOLs tag match and two one-fall preliminaries. In the warm-ups, Roberts meets Welch nnd McGee takes on Mnlone. Action is to begin at 8 o'clock. SMU Frosh Gets Raves DALLAS Wj—The talk of Southwest Conference freshman football Is a lad nnm*l Don Mcllhenny. Don came to Southern Methodist from Nashville, Tehn.. where he had been a high school star. Mariy on colleges sought him but he chose SMU. In four .garnet Mcllhenny carried, the ball for 511 yards and he passed for four touchdowns. He averaged 30 carries per game. SMU expects great things from dashing Don when h« hits the varsity next season. They'll play out the flna! three matches only because all the tickets have been sold and the rules demand It. But after todoy'i one-sided exhibition about tha only thing left Uncle Sam's lads is a faint glimmer of hope. First Sedgman delivered one ot .he heaviest salvoes ever' seen in cup play as he opened the series with » crushing 6-3, 6-4, B-3 vie- ory over. American Captain Vlo Seixas of Philadelphia. Then McGregor all but topped .his display by wearing down young Tony Trabert under a searing tun and finally trouncing him by scores of 11-9. 6-4, 6-1. The first set between McGregor and.Trabert deserves to rank as a classic duel between two great serves. But once Trabert wavered and lost his delivery In the final game, it was all over. From there on McOregor was unbeatable. The great crowd of wall over J5.000 gave Trabert and Seixas a sincere ovation when they walked from the court. - » Trabert was so completely frazzled'(hat just before he reached the areaway leading lo the dressing room he was' seen to waver in his stride and an alert ambulance crewman grabbed him and guided him the rest of the way. The long struggle in heat over 90 degrees was a tough experience for the Cincinnati youngster, who was playing his first really hard competitive match in approximately a year. The only argument heard as the huge throng broke up was whether Sedgman or McGregor played greater tennis in what probably will be thtlr swan song to Davis cup singles. After today's great display it only could be assumed they would team up to smack down Seixas and Trabert in tomorrow's doubles. In that event, the Australians could be expected to permit the other two members of their squad Mervyn Rose and Lewis Hoad—to close out the series in the concluding singles -Wednesday. . It is understood that both Sedgman and McOregor will announce y ar« turning: pro after (fc« Davis Cup banquet Thursday night. Vo/s, Steers In Secret Practices DALLAS (/F5—Texas and Tenne*see practice at the site of the Cotton Bowl for the (lr«t time today with the gates locked and nobody knowing what they're doln? Coach Ert Price of Texas has » hunch, however, that the Volunteers are cooking up some pass plays designed to catch the Longhorns flatfooted. Tennessee it passing team? Its record wouldn't indicate it. During the past season tho Vols threw only 85 in 10 fames—an average of 8.5 per contest. But look what they did with them, Price explained. They completed 33 and 11 were for touchdowns. The scoring output Is far ahead of Texas' average. The Longhorns tried 157. completed 72 but produced only seven touchdowns, "Tennessee can pass if It wants to and (he danger of it is accentuated by the fact that it now has all its tailbacks in condition to play—and pass," Price declared. No Workie, No Drinkie NEW ORLEANS, La. (NEA) — Bear Wolf is a man who believes to rewarding those who put out and giving crumbs to those who loaf. The Tulane coach began his football career as water boy-at Texai Christian., One afternoon TCU suffered » humiliating pasting. Only two guards exerted themselves, the rest of the squad dogging it. Bear decided right then on • policy he has pursued through bt« coaching career. He gave the two lineman watar, poured the rest of it out. STUDEBAKER CO Ul a D h- 1/1 Ul ICQ' 90 Min. Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adulri 60c—Children 15c Also 1-Fall Matches 30 Min, Time Limit Roberts vs. Jack Welch Don McGee vs. Malone HURRY! HURRY! Best- Bargains in Town! Only 4 Hew Cars Left to meet our Dec. objective 1951 FOKD -1-Door Custom, Overdrive, Radio & Henler; an automobile that's priced to sell quick. 1950 STUDEIUKER Champion Regal Deluxe Starlight Club Coupe. The nicest, cleanest, best used car in (own. Equipped wifh Automatic Drive, Radio & Heater and many other accessories. 1919 Chevrolcls! t—2 Door with Radio & Heater. 1—4 Door wilh Heater. Here are two good cars bargain priced. 1918 PLYMOUTH 4 Door with Heater. Priced LOW lo sell QUICK! 1913 FORD j Door V-3, has Radio & Heater and nice grey finish. ( 1917 CHEVROLET 2 Door with Radio & Heater. Has blue pairvf. 191fi FORD V-S 2 Door wilh Radio, Heater and Seat Covers and in nice black finish. CHAMBLIN SALES Co. "Your Friendly Studebaker Deakr" Phon« 6888 2 Big lots at Ash & Railroad Open Saturday Nit« Til 9 • STUD E BAKER it took a lot of money Your water system serves you by securing water, by storing water, by testing and purifying water to make it safe for use and by delivering water into your home or plaos of business. ( Thes« things it is able to do because substantial sums of-money have been expended on equipment and installations which perform these .functions. Fortunately, most of us benefit by expenditures made over a period of years, including periods when prices were much lower than they are now. Yet even in terms of 1.940 prices, when most commodities cost about half what they do now, water works facilities cost real money. i A two-billion gallon reservoir big «nbugh to provide a 200:day supply for a city of 100,000, cost $2,500,000 ten years ago. The pumping; station required to move this water through Iht city's mains cost $100,000 to build and equip. A mile of 8-inch cast iron pipe, of the type used for wafer mains in residential areas, cost $6,500, and, under normal conditions cost another $4,500 to install. An elevated storage tank of 125,000-gallon capacity, of th* typ« you'll see serving small towns and villages, cost $18,000. „ A filtration plant for a city the size of Louisville, Kentucky, cost $1,850,000. Whether financed by private capital or a municipal authority, a water works has always represented a major investment, ranging from $50 to f 100 per person served. Regardless of prevailing prices, H has always taken a lot of money to bring you safe, usable water. ' . \ Blytheville Water Co. "W«4«f It Yowr Cheapest Commodity" Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. > Hi«hw«y 61 South ' Pko*« 8662

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