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SIX I3LYTHEVILLE fARIO COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 1953 Blytheville, Leach ville to See Action in Tournament Tonight JONESBORO — Blytheville's Chickasaws take the court tonight against Trumann with fi chance at fhe semifinals awaiting the winner in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Basketball Tournament hove. Many tournament observers were impressed with Blythcvllle's 68-61 conquest of Forrest City yesterday morning. Some said that Blytheville appeared to be the best conditioned team In the tonrnamentt and should take Truman handily. But Chick Coach James Fisher «aid he's not BO sure the Chic'Hs deserve to be favorites. "Truman has a fast, hustling; team Badgers, S. Cal. Are Confident As Rose Bowl Time Approaches PASADENA, Calif. W)—An air of calm confidence prevailed on the squads of the University of Wisconsin and Southern California as they - - - - approached the kickoff hour In game that will give anybody a battle all j No 7 | n | ne famed Rose Bowl lie- over the court." Fisher pululetl Real Pocahonlas Truman advanced to the quarterfinals as a result of Its 49-48 win over Pocahontas yesterday afternoon, Lcachvllle, Mississippi County's only other A bracket entrant, swarmed over Wynne In the Lions' opening game last night and camo off with a 65-46 victory. The Lions play Rector, conqueror of Paragould by 65-50, in n game which follows Blytheville contest tonight. Adams I.c.irfs Adams and Boggard has 17 and 15 points to pace Lcachvlllc to Its victory last night. The Lions got off to n slow start but looked great In the second and third quarters. Stfosl of the regulars came out. during the finnl quarter. Leachville held a 13-10 lend at the end of the first' period and stretched It to 29-16 by halftlme. By the end of the third quarter, they just about htd It Iced with a 48-27 margin. After tirst round play, here's how the A bracket-shapes up: In the upper portion of the bracket, winners of the Bay-Piggott nnd Greene County-Walnut Ridge games will meet to decide which will Into the. finals. In the lower portion, winners of the Tllythevllle - Trumann and Lrachville-Rcctor contests will clash for the right to get to the finals. Rector made the quarterfinals by dumping Paragould last night, 65- BO. Semifinal games will be played Friday afternoon nnd the finals will .be run off at 8:30 Friday night. twec-n the Big Ten and Coast Con- Caldwell Denies tales! Rumor Says LSU Aide Is Not in Line For Coach Jab DALLAS — University of Arkansas President John Tyler Caldwell yesterday dented that a Louisiana State football assistant, was first in line for the Arkansas head football coaching vacancy. The Associated Press received confidential "tip" that Nonnnn Cooper, assistant conch at LSU wns first In line for the vacancy created by Otis Douglas' resignation, "There Is no one at the top of | the list." Calchvell said. Ho said Cooper hart been Interviewed along with several other applicants. N T o Report Cnl dwelt said there fs "not thing lo report nor is there any- fiing active" In the hunt for a icw coach. He added thai while tn Dallas, 'We're not contacting anyone but vc will talk with anyone who wants o contact us." Names ol bnrrcll Kaynl, assistant at Mississippi Stale, - and Howdcn Wyalt, University of Vyoming football conch, were EtotU- ng in the rumor mill yesterday. Both men denied knowledge being ercnces. Game time was set for 4 p.m. (CST). This the 39th name In the oldest bowl game of nil, will be snen and d around the nation over the National Broadcasting Company's television and radio networks. Southern California, with its vaunted defensive platoon and n regular season record of nine v[c- :ories and one defeat, remained a I in favorite, Wisconsin, co-champions ft the Big Ten with Purdue, had a record of six victories, two defeats and one tie, but boasted a more Impressive and versatile offense. The Trojans, seeking to end the nig Ten reign thnt stretched back through six winning gnmes with the Coast, employed the single wing" attack. Wisconsin operates from n T formation nnd Borne spreads, j The. rival coaches. Ivy Williamson of Wisconsin, nnri Jess Hill nf USC, reflected the attitude of their "squad. Said Hill: "My boys are ready. They want to -win this one. As I have sa!d before, we may be beaten but \ve will not beat ourselves." Wlllnmson declared: "We are physically nnd mentally ready. We can only hope to do our best and that the best will be good enough." Half-Million Fans Fill ssowis To See 6 of U.S.TopTenTeams THE PITCHER AND THE PORTRAIT—.Robin Roberts shows Michncl Zuxlnck. 12, the real thing in front o( a portrait of the Phillies' 28-game winner. The canvas is part of an exhibition being shtwn daily at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. (NEA) Cousy Prasies Slater Martin BOSTON I7T) — Bob Cousy, flashy forward for the Boston Celtics In the NBA. rates Slater Mnrttn of the Indianapolis Lnkcrs as the toughest player he has ever fncnil In professional basketball. Says Cousy: "Ho never lets np on me a minute. Ordinarily some of the other men I face give me a little room, but not Martin. He has an uncanny knack of. twist i through blocks that arc set np nm keeps those hancls of his in from of my face all night, I can alnios 1 tell you how many wrinkles he luu on his fingers." contacted cials. as did University ofU- Fans Cheer Weird Play Cadet Cagers Hope for Celebration Aggies, NLC State HaveOwnTourneys By OIU.O ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — U the Oklahoma Aggies and North Carolina Stale don't own Oklahoma City's All-College tournament and the Dixifc Classic, they at least have a first mortgage on the two holiday basketball festivals. DETROIT '.(/PI—Detroit fans nro still talking about n wlerd play that happened" during the Detroit Linns- ClilcflBO Dears game held here recently. Lion quarterback Bobby Lane tossed ii short forward to end Ix:on Hnrt. As Hart was bcl«R tackled he Interfiled to end Cloyce Box. As Box was being brought down he flipped n lateral to l,aync who had started the play. The Lions pained 10 ynrtl against the confused Hears much to the delight of the chcrtue fans. WEST POINT, N.Y. (&i— Army Is celebrating Its 50th anlversary on the basketball court this Benson. And Elmer Rlplcy, a veteran of more than 25'years of coaching, is hopeful that the Cadets will he in a position to give enthusiasts something to cheer about during his second season here. Three factors form the basis for Rlpley's optimism. The Cadets are taller, faster and deeper. In addition, they have the added advantage of having played a season under Rlnley's "glve-nnd-go" style of play. Bill Harmon, pivot man who led (he nation in rebounds last season, Is the only regular returning. A second classman, the 6-3 lad Is the captatn and sparkplug nf the team Lnst season he tied West Point's individual gnmc mark of 3G points anci set a record of 277 points for the cnrnpnlgn.- Problems facing Rlplcy arc re- placements.for Vlnce Bailey and Tex RitteV who were graduated and Kent Poore who resigned. Freddie Meyers is in doubtful stage due lo a leg Injury he suffered In football Rcl Weaver, a regulnr In '51 who lost EV year through academic In- eligibiHLy, is expected to help tre mcndously. Weaver, an end on the grid srjuad, is G-3 and welgs 210. nick Ucich, who didn't play Ins season due to a shoulder dislocation should help, loo. Dick Litlefleld, G12 came fast townrd the pud of season, He has a good Jump shot a IK Rlplcy is hoping he'll blossom this season. Newcomers up from the plebe Sf|imd are Joe Thomer, Johnny Strom, Dick Cardillo nnd Jerry Gilpin. The Aggies won the Oklahoma City competition last night for the 10th time In 17 years and the Wolf pack of North Carolina Slate wrapped up the Dixie crown for the fourth consecutive year. The Oklahoma Cowpokcs whipped Idaho IT'S SAFER TO LET US INSTALL A MUFFLER AT THE SPECIAL LOW PRICE OF CO £0 LET US INSPECT YOUR MUFFLER FMt Of CHARCE 'i- . «-^- FREE! If you have a new muffler installed, we will completely WATERPROOF your IGNITION SYSTEM absolutely FREE! with n blistering second half drive and the Wolfpack came from behind In the final half to down Brlgham Young, 75-59, at Raleigh, N. C. The triumphs of Oklahoma's Ag- glcs, seventh ranked nationally, nnd llth ranked N.C. State were more or less expected but not so he victory of Marquette over Minnesota, No. 9 in thts week's Asso claleil Press poll. The Gophers hawed 10-5!) niter rolling lip live straight victories. , Scion Hall I'erfcft Second ranked Seton Hall, how ever, kept its perfect record Intact, romping over Loyola of Los Ange les 87-06 for the Pirates' llth straight win. As much a surprise as the down fall of Minnesota was the 91-69 con quest of Holy Cross by Wake For est for third place in the Dixi tournament. Holy Cross, ranked Clh, entered the competition with a 5-0 record nnd came out witl a 5-2 standing. N. C. Stale handed the New Englanriers their other setback. Pennsylvania won the consolation tilfc by beating-North Carolina 70-62. ' Third place In the Oklahoma City tourney went to the 195! champions, Oklahoma City University, with n 45-10 victory over Wyoming. Irish Win Western Kentucky, the nation No. 10 tcnm, look the consolation trophy with a record tournament score of 91-78 over Penn State. In other major games, Notre lame staved off. a late rally by 'orthwcslern for 62-57 decision. Vest Virginia held Cornell at buy i closing minutes for a 70-65 win: Tulsa, No. 8 nationally, turned back Bowling Green. 79-75 in a consola- lon fray at Oklahoma City, and nuke whipped Princeton 74-59 for cventh place In the Dixie compc- Itlon. Fust Central Oklahoma won the Enid tournament by beating North astern, Okla., 67-48. Centenary won the Gulf States Conference tournament by beating Suothwcstcrn Louisiana, 84 - T8, while Missouri Valley took the Sunshine tourney championship xvith '7-76 overtime victory over Southwestern Oklahoma at tales, N. M. By HILL GRIMSI.EV NE'IW YORK (AP) — Close to half a million fans pour into football stadia from California to Florida today for the New Year's Day assortment of bowl games which millions of others had at their fingertips. Unrestricted for the occasion.*" television picture tubes for the first (Ime beamed all four of Ihe major attractions Into (he nation's parlors, startling at 2 p.m. (EST). It's expected to produce the largest football viewing audience ever. It should be a whale ot a show, too. Six of the country's top 10 teams are In action and nine all-America players spread their talent through the competing rosters. Odds indicate a series of close contests, with one touchdown deciding the issue In most cases. Alahama, a hardened bowl veteran; Is the only top heavy favorite, a !3',2 point choice over defaulting Syracuse, orirte of the East, In the Orange Bowl at Miami. Elsewhere. Southern California is a seven-point choice to break the Big Ten's sip-year winning streak In its Rse Bowl battle with Wisconsin at Pasadena. Georgia Tech, winner of 11 straight games this year. Is conceded a similar edge over Mississippi In the Sugar Bowl while Texas Is \\ f z over Tennessee at Dallas. Here's the major bowl lineup, with rarilo and TV commitments: Rose Bowl, Pasadena—Southern California (9-1) vs. Wisconsin (62-1), 5 p.m. EST. NBC rndio and TV. Sufjar Bowl, New Orleans—Georgia Tech (11-0) vs. Mississippi (8-0-2), 2 p.m. ABC radio and TV. Cotton Bowl, Dallas—Tennessee (3-1-1) vs. Texas (8-2), 2 p.m. NBC radio and TV. Orange Bowl, Miami - Alabama (9-2) vs. Syracuse (7-2), 2 p.m. CBS radio and TV. There are four other bowi conflicts, Including a battle between Tulsa and Florida In the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, expected to draw 37.000. The Salad Bowl at Phoenix has NardicoNowVVanrs Shotat175-Lb.Tit!e MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Young Danny Nardico looked for a shot at the light heavyweight title today after stunning former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta with a technical knockout in eight rounds. Nardico, 11-5 underdog from* • Tampa, Fin., wants In fight Archie Moore for the crown and the International Boxing Club said before the bout thai the winner would be in line for a tit'e bout. However, Moore Is under contract to give two service elevens, San Diego Joey Maxim a chance ^(o regain th'e crown he lost last Dec.-11. Danny Ahead Nardico was ahead in the eyes of both Judges and the referee when floored LaMotta early in the seventh round with n smashing right. It was the first time In his career that LaMotta had been put down. As LaMotta backed away from a flurry In the middle of Ihe.ring, Nardico caught him with the right. The "Bronx Bull" fell back into the j ropes, then went down for a count] of eight. 3,000 on Hand LaMotta regained his feet and Nardico was on him like a tiger. Jake staggered to his corner at the bell. That ended the fight. • The fight drew only 3,318 "live" fans and a gross gate of 514,373. It was the first fight televised out of Florida and went out on a national network (CBS). Nardico, a 25-year-old who began his ring career about the time La Motta was lifting the middleweight crown from the brow of Marcel Navy and 101st Airborne Division; the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex., pits Mississippi Southern and College of the Pacific. The Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla., matches East Texas State and Tennessee Tech. In all. an estimated' 400,000 was expected to pay 51,800,000 for to- day's' entertainment. The teams collect additional thousands from TV and radio receipts. Injury lists, which plagued many of, the teams in practice, have dwindled and most of the competitors will be at ful! strength. Good weather is expected everywhere except New Orleans, where rain threatened. Jimmy Sears, Southern Gal's 60- intnute backfletd ace, heads a amorous list of performing all- mericans which also includes om Stohlhandske of Texas, end; line Gilbert of Mississippi, tackle; ave S u m I n s k i of Wisconsin, ,ckle; John Michels of Tennessee, ,iard; Peter Brown, center, and obby Moorhead, linebacker, of eorgia Tech; Marvin Matuszak f Tulsa, guard and Charles Larad of Florida, tackle. Cerdrui of Prance in 19-19, weighed 177 while LaMotta Dipped the beam at 173. Broadway, & Chickasawba Phone 4453 STRIPED CAT—This 16-tool catamaran, under way in California waters, will be one of hundreds of exhibits at the National Motor Boat Show, scheduled for New York's Grand Central Palace, Jan. 9-17. (NEA) LINED UP—Gen. Dwight Eisenhower is the must ardent golfer ever elected President of the United States. <NEA) Los Angeles Open Play Underway LQg ANGELES find four days In • - For- Jacinto Set Fielding Mark COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. CAP)—A! Jacinto. diminutive Colorado Springs Sky Sox infielder. set n ne\^ fielding record for Western j Lencue second basemen in the 1952 season. Jacinto marie only !Ft— It's hard I a row in earl doesn't rain i these parts. Which means that Los Angeles Open Golf tonrnamen usually has its share of dampnes. This year doesn't look to be a exception—In fact, the event ma start out In rain. It gets under way at sunup to morrow, and the outlook ts fo showers, at least. But rain or a field of 149 Is Mt to tee oil fo the richest reward on the wlnt' circuit—S20.000 in prizes. Fifteen of 1952's top 20 mone winners are entered, including Nos. 1, 2 and 3. They are. In order. Julius Boros. Dr. Gary Middlecoff and Jack Burke. Jr. Off their play, they've been installed us the favorites, along with Lloyd Mangrum who won this event In 1949 and 1951. Aussie Aces Are Silent ADELAIDE. Australia (^—Australia's top tennis aces — Frank Sedsmart and Ken McGregor—remained mum today on whether they will turn professional. The two, who led the Aussies to a 4-1 victory over the U, S. in the Davis Cup challenge round, participated in an afternoon exhibition here and were subjected to barrage of questions. They said nothing — absolutely nothing. They did not even .bother to reply "no comment." It has been rumored for some time that Scdgmnn a nd, McGregor would turn pro after .the Davis Cup matches. Tert Schroeder, former U. S. Davis Cupper, has been here for several weeks as emissary for Jack Kramer's professional troupe. BOY MEETS GIRL—Perhaps it's the dream of every guy to be surrounded by pretty-gals, but Dick Young seems to be having plenty of trouble with the opposite sex. The sports scribe is trying to obtain possession , d i dn 1 1 as the Texa s Cowgirls roped the New York Basketball Writers, 40-28, at Madison Square Garden. (NEA) College Basketball Camp Drake Wins Rice Bowl 13 errors in handling 51& changes lor 1C9 games to post a percentage of .978. The previous record of .977 <vas made by Glen McN'ally of Oklahoma pity In 1923. Three other Sky Sockm led the Class A Western loop in fielding at their positions. Catcher Sam Hairs- Ion finished wHh a .983 mark, third Baseman Jerry Crosby with .945 and Outfielder Vic Filed with .982. First Goals Important MONTREAL HV-Scoring the first goal tn a hockey game Is mighly important. And National Hockey League statistics prove it. In the first 67 games of the NHL season the team scoring the first goal.went on to win 39 games and tie 16 others. In 12 games, the team scoring the first, lost the game. By The Associated Press DIXIE CLASSIC North Carolina State 75 Brighatn Young 59 (championship) Wake Forest 91 Holy Cross 69 for third place) Pcnn 70 North Carolina 62 (for ifth place) Duke 74 Princeton 59 (for seventh place) Oklahoma City All-Collegs Oklahoma A & M 51 Idaho 49 (championship) Oklahoma City 49 Wyoming 40 (for third place) I Western Kentucky 91 Penn State I 18 <for fifth place) ' Tulsa 79 Bowling Green 15 (for | seventh place) j ENID (OKLA) TOURNEY I East Central Okla 67 Northeastern Okla 48 (championship) i Phillips Univ 84 Northwestern j Okla IS (for third place) i Nebraska Wesley an 70 East Texas Baptist 64 (for fifth place) | Oklahoma Baptist 76 Panhandle A&-M 74 (for seventh place) SUNSHINE (NM) TOURNEY Missouri Valley 77 Southwestern Okln 76 (championship, overtime) Abilene Christian 54 Eastern Nen Mexico 5'3 (for third place) Central Okla 102 Howard Payne 59 (for fifth place)Hardin-Simmons 70 Westminster (Mo) 53 (for seventh place) GULP STATES TOURNEY Centnary 84 Southwestern LB 78 (championship) Spring Hill 55 Southeastern La. 54 (for third place) Northwestern La 53 Northeast I.a. 5V HOT fifth, place) McNeese 68 Louisiana College 48 (for seventh place) OTHER GAMES Marquette 70 Minnesota 59 Notre Dame 62 Northwestern 51 West Virginia 70 Cornell 65 Seton Hall 87 Los Angeles Loyola 66 Washington Wash 53 TOKYO (ft— A Camp Drake Army eleven today defeated the Yo- kosnka Navy Base Sea Hawks, 25-6, in the Tokyo Rico Bowl for the first Far East interservice football championship. The Bulldogs from Camp Drake, just outside Tokyo, had previously won the Far East Army title. Yoko- suka trdtfnced an Air Force eleven lo win the right to meet the Bulldogs. N DeSpirito After New Records MIAMI, Pla. W)—Wiry little Tony DeSpirito, all-time champion jockey with 390 winners last year, begins ' the new year with another ambition —to be the leading rider at Tropical Park's current meeting. DeSpirito, who broke tho record when he^booted home his 389th winner Tuesday and added another yes-, terday ,had planned to take a rest after the New Year but changed his mind and now wants t<i beat out Charlie Burr for riding honors at the 40-day meeting. Burr, who was leading jockey In 1951 with 310, has won 22 since Tropical Park began a 42-day meeting last Thanksgiving Day. DeSpir- ito is second with 20 winners. De Spirito's father, an unemployed textile worker .has been with him in Florida since early December. His mother arrived late yesterday for a little reunion. stale 72 Eastern for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M c Retread Today, the Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South ' Phone 8662

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