Blytheville, Leachville Meet this Afternoon in NEA Event ' JfONKSBOBO —J Mississippi County's two entrants, BlytheviW* and Leach villa in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Basketball Tournament square oft Her. this afternoon and the winner will go into the finals. Blytheville Sinocked off Truman,*. ! S2-S2, last night to move Into the semifinals and Leachvills edged out Rector 40-39, In other action last night. Big Montroe Holland continued to pace the Chicks. He pushed in 21 points against Trumann. b Mvtheville's lead was never great vver Uio scrappy Wildont*. The Chicks led 16-12 at the 'end of one period and had &' 34-25 edge at halftime. End of the third period saw the Chicks In front by 45-38. Buy Rolls Along JfflWS K vllle was to get started at 3 this afternoon, Winner will meet the winner of the Bay-Walnut Ridge game which was the first cent™ on' this afternoon's schedule. Steadied by the rebounding, shooting and floor work of Charley Adams, Leachville led Rector* practically all through (he game. Ronnie Kennelt dropped a 45- fooier with a mere 20 seconds remaining to give the Lions their winning 'margin. Adams, with 16 points, was high man for the Lions. Rny_ continued to live up to its pre-season notices by trampling Piggott, 66-51. Bay will be a favorite over Walnut Ridge 111 the other semifinal game this afternoon. Walnut Ridge defeated Greene County Tech yes- , M v 1 p* rned , at Hn cal ''>' a «* t'^t persons' that make k ?T, V ? r ' «»i"«on s - and/or predictions are just plain loolisn because resolutions are seldom- if evir kept and 99 terday, 53-51. Finals fii Ihe A division of the Ornament will be played Satur- ^j/ night at 8:30. Joneslwro's KBTM-AM and PM arc broadcast- Ing most tournament games. Truinar.n ... Sanders 8 .. Poinsett 9 Kurtc 12 Trenthcm 5 . --. Mitchell 15 Blytlioville Hill 2, Trumann !'ns. , F. . F. C. a. a. Blytheville Chiltlress 12 O'Brien 13 ., Holland 21 . Mosley 5 .. Gentry 8 ... Substitutes. _ Hays 1, Taylor, West; —Terrell 3, Richards. LcacliviHe Pns. Adams 16 Hoggard 8 L«y(! .... Ray 11 .. Konnett 5 F. . F. C. G. G. Kcclor .. Frets 15 Prilett 13 Gnlycan 2 Brewer 7 Bishop 2 .... ....... Substitutes: Leachvill; — Buck. Rector— Melbourne, Elliott, Tidwell. Davis-Chavez Go Tonight NEW YORK-6TV-Teddy (Redibpl Dnvis of Hartford and Faoela Chavez of Compton. Calif., a couple of busy fighters without "big name" appeal, top tonight's first 1353 show --jit Madison Square Garden. The 0:00 'p.m (.gsT) bout will be seen on television XKBC). Davis. 29-year-old veteran of 94 fights, is a much better, fighter his 47-4a-2 record shows Al pany, -usually away from home Davis has beaten fighters like Paddy. DeMorco, Charley Rilcy and Percy Bassett. As of now he's No 6 among the feathers. Fabela Chavez, no relation to Eddie Chavez who recently appeared In the Garden, may be remembered In a losing TV fight with Willie Pep nt St. Louis last fall. His 61-fight record Is 39-18-4. In '52 he won or,ly dropped down In the rankings. * A It's Not Possible, Sut Wouldn't It be Nice, Though? lior cent of the predictions never come'true..' Aussie Nefmen To Turn Pro They'll Mok« Debut in LA On Tuesday LOS ANGELES ifl'i — Frank Sedgman, the world's No. 1 tennis player, and his Australian Davis Cup leammale. Ken McGregor. start cashing in on their talents Tuesday when they make their long expected professional debut at Los' Angeles' Pan-Pacific Auditorium. ,, Jack Kramer, former U. s. amateur champion who will double as promoter and opponent of the famous Aussies, announced last night Sertgmp.u and McGregor had accepted his S100.000 offer for a tour of the United . Stales "and other place.? on which 1 decide." Pancho Segura also will be a member ot the touring troupe. Big Decision At the same time In Svdney. Australia. Sedgman confirmed he p.nrt McGregor have descried the amateur ranks and would leave for the United States tomorrow. "II was . a big decision for Ken and I to make and we have many regrets," Sedgman told Sydney reporters. "But after weighing every- 1 thing we decided we were doing the ri»ht. thing in accepting Kramer's offer. We leave amateur tennis with the best of god feelings and good wishes to officials and players remaining," Sir Norman Brookes, president of the Australian ITA. daclared, "Personally I wish them well. Sedgman arid McGregor have done a lot for Australian-tennis in the last four years. The choice is their own Any man Is entitled to make his osvti decisions and I do not blame them for choosing their own way uf life for the future." Kramer said his offer of sioo.ooo or 40 per cent of the gross re- ways thrown'in wittTlou^"com! m'^'t ^'T^ ^ ^"' Wai nanv. -usually awav fJ™ V™ nade to the Australians as a team * But what's t New Year without some sort of a column? So if a certain Memphis newspaper will for- PM'e my stealing and Idea from one of Its feature wrllerr, I will give VIM some seemingly Imopssible predictions that 1 would like to see come true In 1953: - FOOTBALL 1—The Arkansas Athletic Association will Junk its classification system as a failure and go back to the old Big 16; Conference. 2—Jonesboro will grow up and get back in lit class again. 3—BhvtheviJle will place three players on the all-state team (first but he understands Sedgman will take 75 per cent. Unusual Record DETROIT (API — When Les Bingatnan, Detroit Lions' 280-pound guard, was carried from the field during the Lions 43-13 triumph over Dallas, it marked a "first" in his career. Nerer before in 13 vears or professional — had the husky Kead Courier News Classified Ads. field.' Bingaman needed assistance off the This is NOT the Smart Way to .GUARD AGAINST DANGEROUS EXHAUST* FUMES ITS SAFER TO UT US INSTALL A MUFFLER AT THt SPECIAL LOW PRICE OP LET US INSPECT YOUR MUFFLER FREE! If you have a new muffler installed, we will completely WATERPROOF your IGNITION SYSTEM absolutely FREE! empami MJ.'» -* Broadway & Chickasawb« Phorw 4453 string, too). 4— Btytlwville High School will have a squad of 50 candidates. 5— Not a single cry of "dirty football" will be sounded in the entire nation. 6-Coaches will learn that football- fans have eyes and sense enough not to believe program weights. 7— Sportswritcrs will quit predicting football games, 8 — Not once a newspaper spaper compare the speed of a halfback to that of a deer. . 9— The University of ' Arkansas will win the Southwest Conference 10— The NCAA will lift its television ban. BASKETBALL _ 1— Jimmy Fi.sher's Chicks will get ; hab much desired trip to the state tournament. 2— Blytheville High School will get a new gymnasium. 3— Out-of-town newspapers will finally get Montroe Holland's name right. 4— Coaches will be given more sav about where and when county tournaments will be held. 5— The National Federation of High Schools will not make any changes in the rules. BASEBALL 1-^-The New York Yankees ivill finish in, the .second division. , ^—Xhe St. Louis Browns will, win the American League pennant. " 3— Not one single rumor about moving either of the st. Louis club,' franchises to another city will be printed. 4— Leo Diirochcr will not be. suspended once.' , 5 - B .'j' t . hev "le will .get. a lighted baseball diamond. Coiiegd Basketball By'Thf Associated Presn Ottawa Kas Tournament quarterfinals Central Missouri 68 Hastings 59 SO Baker Kas Ottawa Kas R4 Maryville Mo 7* Other Games Fordham 63 Ouo.ue.sne 59 "'anderbilt 95 Vale 67 'ashlngton St. Louis 63 Harvard Iradley 88 Springfield Mass 68 PHtsburg Kss 69 Southwestern Kas 55 Washburn 79 McPherson w Ft. Hays Kas 81 Bethany Kas 58 Hea N.M; Travelers 84 Missouri Valley 69 Tide-Vo/ Battle UNIVERSITY. Ala. (/P) _ old grads of Alabama will always remember the 'Bama-Tennessce grid battle of 191.1. It was a hard fought, close game. There were so many times out because of injuries and In clearing the Held o! spectators that the last, few minutes were played in darkness. Officials were forced to use headlights of automobiles to aid visibility. Long and VandeGraaff kicked field goals that day to give Alabama a 6-0 win. Jimmy Dylcw, Cmscy Stengel, Sieve Charlie Grimm, left to right, m»n the controls of. -rocker No. 1 oil well during the (Inal stage of drilling ,->( Lewis- «lle, Ark. They manage (he Athletics, Yankees, Phillies and Graves, respoelivoly. Thirteen major league pilots are partner.-; of Owner Dick Eiurnctt of the Dallas Texa« League club (NEA 1 Australian Baseball: Good Yell; No Play ADELAIDE, Australia W>— Having JusJ attended our first game of baseball'in Australia we are in a position to advise the 16 big league clubs they need not hurry abnnl (Jlspatching any scouts- down this way. - ' Aussie fans me surprisingly foncl of our national game, ELS reflected •in the fact that 10.COO of them attended the contest the same night we did. But the caliber of their ball Is about that played by any high school team back home. The only place they outstrip us is In the vtvtrf quality of their uniforms—which are something ont'of this world. If you've ever seen a bullfighter who has been poured Into his costume (hen you have seen something approximating this getup. . The suit Itself is black and nearly ek in-tight. The cnp and pipings are a briUiant orange and at the lower extremity of rnch athlete is a long expanse of yellow stockings. The game we were privileged to witness as the guest of honor chanced to be the first "interstate" contest ever played at n!y;ht. Two clubs represented South Australia, and Victoria, In other words they are all-star clubs, if you'll pardon the expression. The players of the opposing clubs first 1 'lined up across the diamond Jor a salute to the Queen, then formed a double line extending from the plate out toward . the pitching mound. Announcer Kelps A buiMhroated announcer assured the crowd that this was'n lime- honored baseball custom. Next he told them came the vital business of deciding which side should hit first. The two captains stepped lo (lie plate and the head umpire taw- ed the bat up between them, so help us. they went up the stick hand over hand until they reached the top. The home club won the honor of batting first. After that the placers remained put while the umpires lilted each one's feet and examined his spikes. No one around our seat had the foggiest idea why this was necessary but the announcer again explained this was practically the first rule in the book. Our announcer, Incidentally, never ceased to guide his flock throughout the game. "Oh," he would exctattti. -'(hat pitch was a rcnl whiter. Few batters could have hit that one." Or, "That was a beauty of a pitch only it was lo-A' and about a foot outside the dish." Surprisingly enough, in .view of these shenanigans, several infie5d- ers on two clubs proved.to be pretty good ball players, The. general level of play, however, WHS amateurish ami there, is only a scant chance can Improve greatly until Australian kids have a chance to see a couple of good American tcnms operate. SefonHall.Fordham Keep Slates Clean By TED MEIER Associated Tress SrKirl.swrlt«r Unbeaten Sfcton Hall ami Fonlham kept their college basketball records unsullied last night. • Scion Kali, second ranking team In the Associated Press poll, trampled .Wittenberg, 75-60, for Its I2tli straight victory. Fordham made it eight in a ro\v by coming from bchinrt in the last quarter to beat Diiquesnc, 63-59. In other major New Year night tilts, once-bealen Vanderbilt walloped Yale, 95-67: Siena whipped Los Angeles Loyola, 67-54; Washington (St. Louis) trounced Harvard, 63-42; Niagara took Rochester, 69-61; 'Lawrence- Tech cdsed Murray (Ky.> 70-08 and Bradley crushed Springfield (Mass.) 88-li8. It was Bradley's golden anniversary contest. Bradley played its first cage game on Jan. 1, 1903, beating the .Pcorla (III.) YMCA 12-8. Vandy Sets Mark Waller Dukes sparked Scion Hall to Its triumph with 30 points. He tossed in 10 Held goals and made good all of his 10 free throws. The score was tied eight times in the Fordham-Duquesne struggle. The Dukes led at the half, ait-30, and had a four-point lend In the last quarter before Fordham came through. Vanderbill set x school scoring record In rirubbiilg Yale. The previous high mark for a Commodore quintet was the 92 points they made against Georgia Tech last year. Herman Pelt's field goal in the last SO seconds broke a 68-08 dead- Tto fowf Tide Rewrites Book; Sub Back Stars; Steers Find a Defense »f GENE Pl.OWDEN • ci^J^r 1 ' , Fla ,"o (A?) ~ A!«k,ma rewrote the Orange Bowl retard book »** > truth- ing 61-6 dbfeat of Symuit In the greatest mismatch of nil New V««r'i Day m*hr football The mighty Crimson Tide rolled for nine touchdowns and turned ihe 18th annil.il Ornnj* Bowl classic into a route before 6<S,2BO spectators who started jpivlmr the stands midway In (he third period. In sharp contrast to some previous Orange Bowl games which were won and lost in final seconds, this one tiirned' into a bore.iome fiasco. Syracuse was the Underdog from the time the eastern champions were picked to play Alabama »nd the Oranuemeii apparently never overcame that psychology. Aalbama scored first and when Syracuse drove from It* own 12 to the Alabama goal it looked like a tlRhl bn'l game couiln? up. Kicked Blocked But v.'l>c)i Jim Oorge's kick for extra point was partially blocked, struck the crossbar nnd bounded hack onto the . field. It left Syracuse trailing. 0-7. "I think Syracuse realized when Alabama got Its one-point lead early In the game that It would be on the short end of the score," said Alabama coach Harold (Red) Drew, Syracuse coach Floyd (Ben) Schwartzwaldcr agreed that the psychology was against his team. "Our team was in good shape nnd we didn't run out of gas." he added. "We did the best we could, but when you gel behind it takes some of the starch out of you," A do/en Orange Bowl crowd, team and Individual records were shattered. Tlie score H'ns by far Ihe most lop-sided In all major bowl history, .surpassing ihe 40-0 beating Michigan handed Stanford in the Pasadena Rose Bowl In 1302 and lied by Michigan against Southern California In 1940, also In the Rose Bowl. - 1» completions out of 27, for G6.66 per cent and 185 yards. Great Punllnir One of ihe most Important factor« In- SC's win was also the kicking, Buklch and DCS Koch, th» country's lending ptmlcr this season, put together an average ot better Uuiii 51 yards. And Koch got one away, from behind Ills own goal, lor 12 yards. It was • Rose Bowl record, topping a M yardcr by Gus Shaver of SC In the 47-14 victory over Pitt in 1930. Trojan coach Jess Hill, who played in that same Pitt game and thus became ihe only man both to play in and to coach a winning Rose Bowl game, had high praise for Bukich, Carmichaol and Qeorgc Bozanic. The latter look over Sears' signal-calling duties. Wisconsin coach Ivy Williamson sort of summed It all up, however, when lie snld: "We pfayed up to our ability. They were Just loo good for us." lock and gave Lawrence Tech '1-;. victory over Murray. St. Louis Boy Surprise Hero By PETE ARTHUR PASADENA, Cnlil.. «V_Nirretcen fifty three may turn out to be a rough one in other .ways, hut for Pacific Const football It's already a hnppy new year. ' The Big Ten's embafrnsslng stranglehold on Ihe Rose Bowl, six years of rubbing Wesl Const noses In Ihe Uirf of the, big saucer, came lo an end yesterday as Southern California outlasted a tough bunch of Badgers'from Wisconsin, 7-0. Ruklch Stars A rangy senior from S(. Louis, 186-pound tailback Rudy Buktch, wns the surprise hero of the victory, which also served lo restore some of SC's tarnished glory In this gtanddadcty of all poM-senson classics. Until they lost lo Alabama, 34- H in 1340, nnd to Michigan, 490, In 1948, the Trojans had won eight straight New Year's games. Bukich, 22 years old and 6-1 V4, spent most of his college cnrecr understudying. This season It was to All-America Jim Sears. Bnl Sears went out of the Rose Bowl | game after only three minutes and 33 seconds, with what the doctor called a broken fibula bone in his tower-left leg. That left It up to Bukich. Rudy came through in fine style. For the day. he completed 12 passes out of 2(1 for a CO per I cent average and 137 yards. Before jhc went out, Sears had connected with three out ot four, and third- siring Arnmto Dantloy, a sophomore with brilliant prospects, hit three oul ot three to give the Trojans an exceptional mark of Gators Got A Break JACKSONVILLE, Fla. W) — The toe still decides football sanies as was evident in Florida's 14-13 victory over Tulsa in the Gator Bowl yesterday. Rick Cnsares placeklcked two conversions after Florida touchdowns. Tom Miner, who boosted 41 ot 45 for Tulsa during the 10-gnme' season, missed a conversion and" a field goal In the last Quarter of the bowl game. The officials had a great deal to ilo with the outcome of the game, too. They called an lllegal-irsc-oi- hands penalty against Tulsa on Florida's second conversion. Casares had missed but Ihe penalty gave him another chance and he made the point Hint won the game No Kirks Both the Tulsa kicks' (hat missed were close, but coach ,1. o. (Buddy) Brothers had no complaints against the rulings. The referee, Ronald Glbbs from the Missouri Valley Conference, promptly waved to Indicate the ball was wide of the goal postfl In each case. The teams will get considerably less than the maximum $60,000 payoff from the game since attendance was only'30,015. The bow had a capacity of 37.000, The two halves of the game'were us different as If the learns hod switched Jerstes.- After completely dominating th first hall and taking a !4-polhl lead on 78 and 80-yard touchrlow marches, the Florida Gators Int down, fumbled three limes and al but gave away the game. I.oosenrd Drfp.nse "We loosened up our defense Ir the second half, expecting a lot o passes.' Florida coach Bob Wood ruff ^explained. "That allowed Tul- sas ground (fame to gel. rolling." Florida's tough defense hcu Howie WailRh, the nation's leading runner, to 65 yards In 15 carries But halfbacks J. o. Roberts, sub slltute who has been out most o two seasons with Injuries, and Did Kercher. sparked the Tulsn corns- back drive. Roberts and Warjgh each scored a touchdown on shon plunges allc'r ti and 46-yan marches. Bach started with i Florida fumble. Ronnie Morris. « Lakeland. Fla lad who quarterbacks Tulsa's spli T formation, completed 10 passes for 132 yards. But Florida' had the defense to break up his long ones and keep him from the nearly two touchdown passes a game he averaged ( n (he regular season. T«x« Showed Mighty D«fenst DALLAS, Te«. <je>-tU) golnif Bd 'rice e amW«d with hW 4ef«n M - ,nd changed It int. in awesome , thing that humilla»»4 Tennea«« Tar more than the 1«-0 i«tre indl- :atcd yesterday in the 17th annual Solton Howl. For Price's tenth ranked foot- oall team »tol« T«nnessw'j thunder as the counlry'8 top ejefensive .earn, limited th» Vok to Just 4* vards pa»lng and hurled them to i minus H yards ruihhit Tlie sudden switch of » M-H, defense to an amazingly efficient unit n-oinpled Vol coach O*n. Bob TJey- and lo exclaim: "I imnr Te««s hid » good offense, but I didn't know the defense »•§ that good." Neyland brushed wide t*lk of ted breaks. "We got beat badly," he Slid, 'drling Texas was by fir the best team Tennessee had faced this Mason and one of the "best I h»vt seen." Sweat poured off Prloe'j face a« he stood backed In > steaming, lammed training room under the Slant bowl. A good part ot th« 76 504 who saw Texas rack up a safety In (he first quarter and touchdowns in the second and flnsl periods walled oukirte to yell acclaim for the Southwest Conference ch«m. ploiw. "We changed up 0 ,,r defense- had the linemen slanting «nd slicing," Price said In explaining how his line crashed through to iblll Tennessee hacks almost every tim« Tex*, K ° L th<! baU ' Be '° re * e * lr ' 6 *Y- ahead. "We could afford to gamble with our defense." Price went on "but not our offense." That offense gained > total »f Mi ynrris-26S of It on the ground. And pick Ochoa, Texas' bruislnr fullback, picked i,p ins of these yard. as well.as the label "Oame'a Out- Jged Harley Scwell, a guard wh« was almost a fifth member of th» Tennessee backfleld, w« • voted > UM' outstanding lineman. ™ Tech's Defense Just Too Good NEW ORLEANS tg> — Tech combined daziling- Play with the ramp ln t runnm« « Leon Hardeman,. Billy Tea, aaj aicnn Turner to whip previously unbeaten Mississippi 34-T tn (*>« Sugar Bowl football game. Twjo of Tech's touchdown* tm- sulted from /umble recoveries try Cecil Trainer and Bill Thaden. AixJ Ihrcc times the Tech defense K*- ond-hest in the nation, repelled Mississippi—ag ree d lhlt (he En _ gineers' stubborn, alert defender* stripped Ole Miss of its chances of a New Years Day victory. The game—worth about UWOOO to each school, minus a. X 'per cent cut to Ihe Southeastern Conference— altracled a sell-out crowd of 82.noo fans and was televised nationally (ABC). It climaxed a week of Sugar Bowl sports during which Louisiana state won the basketball title, Gardnar Mulloy of Minml copped Ihe tennis crown and Maryland and Syracuse tied for the box-inff championship. The victory kept Tech, the nation's No. 3 team, undefeated In 31 games and extended Us victory string to 17. Mississippi, which won eight and lied two/games to end I the season in seventh place, was i making its first Sugar Bowl appearance. Tech had been here once I before, when It beat Tulsa 20-H in 1944. The St. Louis Cardinals came up with four tine rookie pitchers last season In Stu Miller. 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