The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 19, 1953
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*OKDAT, JATf. .'19, 19W BLYTHEVTTXB TARKT <»pRn5R T Y Most Significant Sports Trend in '52, Newsmen Say NEW YORK (AP) _ The most significant sports trend of 1952 was television's effect on attendance and popu arity, and the future impact of this giant entertainment medium on amateur and professional sports. That was the consensus of the "Faith in scandals/ nation's sportswriters and sports- offense. casters replying today to the annual year-end poll of The Associated press. More fhnn half a hundred of the replies to .the question dealt with some phase of video in relation to Imports, after Ihe first full year that facilities have been available to transmit major contests from coast to coast and into millions of living rooms throughout the land. A year ago, the outstanding trend was the nation-wide cry for de- emphasis of college football and other intercollegiate sports such as basketball following the point- shaving scandals. This was a secondary characteristic of 1952, in the minds, of- the writers. The full Impact of TV— which was lo bring the World Series, championship boxing bouts, big college, and professional football games, the Kenlucky Derby and other races, to a nation-wide audience — was yet to be fell. Last January only a handful of sportswriters spoke. of "the riddle, still •unsolved, of television's relationship to sports attendance." Most touchy question in 1952 was the NCAA's tight restrictions on televising of college football games —with its "Game of Ihe Week" only permitted on the networks. Others were concerned with declining attendance 'at major and minor league baseball parks. Here are a few comments on the question, "What was (he most sig- ^,-jpl ;i»j v , - plficant sports Irend during 1952:" " _ j "Pans sitting at home, watching oports on TV." "The first threat of the sports Frankenstein—TV." "A broader outlook on television and perhaps a realization that some concessions will have to be made to TV." As for de-emphasis of sports, and the move by college presidents and the various athletic conferences to take command of athletics; one writer termed it: ."Groping by college conferences for an easy path (o righteousness." : Other trends in 1952 included: "Development of the defensive platoon in college football, so lhat Osceold Juniors Ploy Tonight . OSCEOLA —' The usceola junior basketball teams. are returning to their home court, for the first time In two weeks .fon'fght when they meet the junior.tearns from Misscp. Game time is slated for 7:30 and Coach Charley Aclair will probably start Larry Hulsey, Jimmie Llnd- sey, Tom Pat Hartley, Coy Peepers and Bernie Weiss. The junior boys finally broke In'• to the win column against Marked ' Tree when they made their visit to MarV:ed Tree unwelcomed to Marked Tree basketball followers. Starting for Coach Bill Beall's junior girls are Anna Beth Morrow, Betty Clare Bowles, Linda McMInn, Jennie B. Gillentlne, Carol Jones tnd Melba Jones. In the last meeting .of these two teams the Missco outfit took both ends of the doublehender. the defense is catching up with the sport despite the "The rise In popularity ol horse racing, and Ihe racing boom In the face of baseball attendance dropping off." "The return to power of Pacific Coast football." fi/yt/iev/7/e's '52 Football Team Honored at Banquet Tonight It li hoped that about 150 BlytHerllle football fans will be on hind »t Hotel Noble tonight for Blylheville High Srhool's annual football banquet. ^ Gu«t speaker will be OrviUe Henry, sports editor of the Arkan&a* Gazette. ^ , , But guests of honor will be some 20 members of Conch Russell Mosltj-'s and Bill Slancil's J952 football (earn. The '52 Chicks won seven ball games and lost to Wlillehaven, Tenn,, Memphis Southside anil North Llltle Rock. Mosley his indicated that football films Hill be shown If time permits. . ' The affair is to get started at 1:30 and will be in the hotel's Mirror Room. Can Star Halfback Learn to Tackle? By GAYLE TAI.BOT NEW YORK (AP) — Even after a week end of thinking it over, we filid ourselves still in the embarrassing position of not being able to take a firm stand one way or the other over the scrapping of the two-platoon system. We sympathize with the coaches said the olher cay lhat, actually and wouldn't blame them a par- his players got cold and stiff tide If they went on a mass hunger sitting on the benoh and were not strike. W t e congratulate the coura- much good, for quite a time after geous college 'officials who performed the deed. We feel that a lot of boys are going to have more lo work up a sw'eat. This much we do .know. In the past few seasons, since two-pla- toonin^ became almost total, we have heard a great many more persons ridicule it and say it had spoiled Ihe game for them than we ever heard say they liked it. Tad Jones, the old Yale immortal, told us last spring he had lost all Interest in the game. Players Gnl Stiff Personally, we were beginning rather to like the idea. It seemed to us that the offensive team, coming in- fresh, : struck a little harder 1 and swifter than it used to when the ball carriers had to tackle loo. But this 'must have been Imagination, for some coach Tiny Wrestlers Appear Here Midget wrestlers Jim Co'rbett and The Great Schultz tangle tonight at the American Legion wrestling arena on North Second Street. They meet In a one^fall bout preceding the regular las match. : In the latter, Floyd Byrd and Ediiie Malone lake on Jack Weich and Jack Moody. NEA Golden Gloves Shapes up as Largest OSCEOLA —From all indications it looks as thoiigh (he 1953 Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Tournament will be the largest one tlms far In this annual get together of amateur boxers In this area. Activities will get underway Friday nisht at 8:00 in the Osceola High School gymnasium with the chief factor being to eliminate those boys which are defeated and move Into Saturday night with the ma- Jor portion of that night used for r 7 eliminalion purposes. Monday night will be when the finalists get togeiher, unless the tournament has to be carried into Tuesday night due to the huge response of boxers which have indicated they will participate in the fighting. , Winners In the Northeast Arkansas Tournament go to Memphis to fight In the Mid-South finals. Open winners In the Mid-South go to Chicago for the Western Golden Gloves Championships! ''''•' Winners of the Western division lock horns with the Eastern Division' Champions for the National Golden Gloves Championships. Normally, the national winners trek to Europe and are matched with champions from our neighbors acrosi the Atlantic. Boxing fans' who-are not. acquainted with the terms "open" and "novice" we offer this Information for your benefit: OPEN: Boxers who have won a Golden Gloves tournament previously fight boys who have also won a Golden Gloves championship. They are never matched with novices, which means boys %vho do not hold any Golden Gloves Championship and In general terms 8 boy who is Inexperienced In the ring sport. k Towns which have indicated they "will be represented in the Northeast Arkansas Tournament are Barton, Shawnee, Burdelte, Caraway, Wilson, Dyess, Wesl Memphis and Osccola, Osceola Is having a regular boxing team for the first time In the history of the Northeast Arkansas Golden Groves. Osceola't team W coschcd by Bill Williams, former Mid-South light- heavy Golden Gloves Champion.' Other lown« which have not indicated as yet they will participate but who are expected to be on hand when the curtain Is raised Friday night are Trumann, Blythe- villE, Manila, Leachvllle, Lepanto Marked Tree, Kelser, Dell, and a host of others who will-undoubtedly have at least one man representing their town or school. Trumann is coached by Pete Mead, a former professional boxer who at one time in his career was rated in the top five In the well tern-eight division. He fought on the main card In Madison Square Garden on several occasions. Sonny Jenkins, a participant in the tournament last year, has turned professional and last week In his first proflght won via the knockout rout* In the first round in a preliminary oout on the Baskin-Charles fight in St. Louis. Anyone who is interested In entering the tournament should con. tact C. Franklin Sanderj, superintendent of schools, Osceola, as soon as possible or be on hand for the weighing In and drawings between 3:30 and 7:00 Friday, January 23rd (hey went in. The change will not be as drastic Blaik's great wartime Army teams did not. two-platoon exactly, but sort of divided up She work by quarters, as it will ue possible to do under the new rule. It is to be doubted that change college / thta? thing, . will affect attendance games next fall by ..;:: , ;•-- - """ * "=w .-uiaigm. Mompnis state vis: additional fans might turn out just New Jersey club tomorrow to see what this "II man" football an: is all about, and If it is true that up. ball carrier tackle. can be taught to PAGE SEVEN I Glen Rose's Team Getting in Shape FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — It's out of the frying pa* into the fire for the University of. Arkansas basketball team The Razoi-backs Saturday night defeated the Rice Owls and their great center, Gene Schwingfcr, 87-68. That was thr frying pan. , 63-61, and snap a nine-game streak which made them nation's No. 1 team. (NBA) Lull Appears on Cage Scene As Mid -Term Exams Take Over ^ More and rtiore of the nation's cage squads will be hitting the ..- --i .-..- ~_ ...t LJI.F-, nit o iiui jjji lac itiiuui wiui ^.Qiuinoia books instead of the b o a r d s be- (2-0) coming fast. No games this tween now and month. And In the first coaches of the offices aspirin consumption will rise while top but North Carolina Slate (8-1) the nientcis sweat out the professors' verdicts. The Ivy League hns quit cold until Feb. 4 and the rest of the conferences and independents are tapering off fast. . Actually, conference, competition isn't .very far advanced most places although the season as a whole is about half over. Most of the conferences "don't hit stride until late December. Not one of the 14 conferences still the big threat. . Southeastern — Louisiana stale (4-0) plays at Georgia tonight but cant't lose the lead since second- place Florida (3-1) doesn't play this week. " Southwest — This conference, ns -isual. Is running on the theory that any boy can be president. Texas and Baylor,(3-1) currently tied their f or the lead. Border—Hardln-Slmmons U-01 Is which automatically qualify their champions for Ihe NCAA postseason tournament has n cinch winner as the lull approaches. The Skyline Six probaly comes the closest .with- Wyoming out in front— six victories without a loss. Wyoming .journeys west for weekend games against lirlgham Young arid Utah and couid have the crown virtually wrapped up by Saturday the night. Seton Hall, the nation's only major . unbeaten team, remains the single customer. If any- class of the independents with 18 would thuik that a few straight. Memphis State visils the , • New j ersey c | ub ( omol . row njght and It "looks like No. 19 coming f- . The- conference picture generally looks, like this: ... : Rebounding Porks Get Baylor Tonight By The Associated Press The wacky Southwest Conference basketball race could take on a new note Monday night when Arkansas plays host to Baylor. The Razorbacks rebounded to 55 points ; • ' thump Rice, 87-68, Saturday night I The standings and that.lelt Texas and Baylor—a couple of surprises so far this season—still on top. Other games this week match Rice against Texas Christian and Texas A4-M against Rice on Tuesday and Saturday respectively.» Just about everybody beat everybody else last week to turn the conference into an "anybody, can win" affair. About the only (cam that still can't entertain tlile hopes Is Southern Methodist,, which has dropped all three of Its league tilts. And the Mustangs, , very likely, could have a hand In deciding just which team will win the championship. • Scramble. Te*is knoskcd off Arkansas 6257, then turned around and bowed to Texas A&iVt, 51-42. The Aggie win came after.a humiliating loss to Texas Christian. 67-36. Rice beat Baylor, 15-63. then lost to Arkansas, while Baylor rebounded with a 65-56 decision over Southern Methodist. That left Texas and Baylor with 3-1 records in conference action with Hice holding second with a 2-1 mark and A&M third with 2-2. John Starkey, Baylor's sensational scorer, boosted -his total to 95 points In conference competition and also climbed Into second place In season scoring with 197 points. Oene Echwinger of Rice leads In season scoring with 219 points and Is second In conference scoring with Texas Baylor Rice Texas Arkansas TCtJ SMTJ Pel. .750 .750 .G67 .501) .333 WyottGers Freedom Today LARAMIE, Wyo. UP, _ Bowden Wyatt was expected to be free this afternoon to sign up as head football coach at the University of Arkansas. The Wyoming University Board of Trustees scheduled at meeting shortly after 1 p.m. (GST) to consider Wyatt's request for a release from a contract here which has nine years to run. The 36-year-old Tennessee-lraln- ed coach has been offered a 5-year contract at Arkansas at $12000 a year to succeed Otis Douglas, who resigned following the 1952 season Wyatt hopes to bo on the Job at Arkansas before the week Is out. Ten members of Army's 1952 football team arc New York stale rcs- Icienls. Two of them—James Ryan and Joe Lapchlck, Jr.,—come from Yonkers, N.Y. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 19 8:00 p.m. TAG MATCH Floyd Byrd & Eddie Malone Jack Welch & Jack Moody 90 Min. Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c MIDGETS the^ Great Schultz vs. Tiny Jim Corbett 30 Minutes Time I.lmlt —1 Full Match Ivy—Cornell (4-0 In the league), surprise leader with Columbia i-cek. Southern—Wake Forest (6-01 on being pressed by Arizona (3-0). Pacific Const — California <5-O looks the best in the Southern section with Washington (0-0) topping the class up North. Rocky Mountain — Idaho State (3-0) and Western state (2-0) head the list. Big Seven—Oklahoma (3 - 0) can't seem to do much outside the league but it's out front among the home, folks so far. But don't overlook. Kansas (3-1), Ihe defending NCAA champion, or Kansas Stale (0-1), leader In the AP poll the past three weeks .but upset by Kansas Saturday night, -80-66. Missouri Valley—Tulsa (2-0) arid Oklahoma A.' &'M. (1-0) are the leaders. Tulsa ' plays twice this week, at Wichita Wednesday and Houston Saturday. The Aggies, idle in the conference, tackle DePaul at the Chicago Sta'dium Friday in me of the week's brightest games. B|g Ten—Indiana (7-CO consoll- ted its lead Saturday night with double overtime 74-70 triumph over second-place Illinois and mce(s Purdue tonight, Mid-American — Miami (Oxford O, variety) and Ohio University are tied at 4-1. Mid - Atlantic — Pennsylvania Military College (3-0) and Delaware (2-0) pace the field in the Southern section nnd Lebanon Vol ley (3-0) in (he Western of thi: conference, which was one of fou. added this year to the automatic qualifying list. Yankee—Connecticut (2-0) out In front up east. Saturday night was a rough one for the top teams. Besides (he upsets of Kansas and Illinois, third- ranked La Salle bowed for the second lime this-season lo De Paul, GS-G2. and Western Kentucky, No. 10 in last week's AP poll, fell victim lo Eastern Kentucky, 18-69 in a little stale feudin'. lor Bears and another brilliant pivot man, John Starkey. That's the fire. Rice was the Southwest Conference leader until It was upended liere. Now Baylor is tied with Texas for the top spot. It's a tough assignment, taking on two powers In three nights, but Coach Glen Rose figures the home court Is In Arkansas' favor and believes his boys can make it two in R row and stay in (he league race. . Hit 41 Percenl " The Rnzorbacks knew they had to botlle ' up Schwlnger to beat Rice. They did that, controlled the rebounds and hit 41 per cent of their field shots. •Now," Rose said today, "I hope we can hold Slarkey down nntl play as well as we did Saturday night. I Ihink we were shooting a bit over our heads against Rice " 1 Arkansas beat Baylor, S9-5J. in the pre-season Southwest tournament at Dallas. The Bears, as their 3-1 Conference record shows, hav,e Improved greatly since then Starkey is the leading scorer In Conference play with 85 points in four games. The Job of guarding the giant Slarkey probably will go to Rav- mond Shnw, who did such an effective Job on Schwinger. Shaw was 111 when Arkansas losl Us first two Conference games a week ago, and Rose admitted (hat his return had much lo do with the victory over the Owls, Still Ragged The Porker coach also hart praise Whltley, who and scored 18 points apiece Saturday ntght, and for ; scrappy Floyd Sagely, the smooth guard who was a standout on both offense and defense. "I was Pleased with our showing because we won," said Rose. "But we're still a mile ragged, We need lo eliminate errors like Ihrowlng Ihe ball away and walking with the ball." The Hazorback mentor said Joel. Lucke, out for several weeks with an elbow fracture, showed in ' a brief appearance Saturday night lhat he's rounding into form again and should begin to see more action— maybe tonight. Still slrU-. lined with a sprained ankle is LSo McDonald, a speedy sophomore Rose would like to have in there on fast breaks. Harley Tilley Stars as Cager Harley E. Tilley. former Mississippi Countian, was among men presented, a bronze basketball trophy by Gen. Harold R. Maddux for outstanding • performance with a service team that won n recent tournament In Hawaii. TilUsy averaged 14 points per snnic and Is a former "professional ba*"ball player. Before Joining the Air Force, he played lii New York Yankee and Detroit Tiger farm systems.-.,.Now a staff sergeant, he is NCO in charge of group communications security section. Meat Curing . .. Processing F Qr Home Freezer* LOCKERS FOR RBNT BLAYLOCK'S Baby Chicks — Custom Hatching — Wholesale Eggs Hijhwij «1 No. Blytherille rhoM Il« by Felix Carney ,. Can you imagine radio and television without commercials? Well, that's the way it's always been in Great Britain, where radio and TV have been government owned. But now television may be opened to private enterprise . . . which means commercials. And if TV is opened, it is entirely possible that radio.will soon follow. Wonder how the British audience will react ... Commercial sponsorship has a strong bearing on the kind of shows you get on radio and TV ... and the kind you don't get. A recent example of this occurred with the long-time popular TV show, "This is Show Business." In a pre-Christmas program George S. Kaufman, known for his acid wit, suggested, "Let's make this one program on which nobody sings 'Silent Night'." He was being funny, but a lot o( viewers didn't like the comment . . . and they wrote to the sponsor about it. Result? Mr. Kaufman has gone back to writing plays . . . and the program is going off the air . . . maybe permanently. TV Trivia: Non-conformists may take the next boat to Australia. Down Under won't have TV until 1954 . . . those chlorophyll ad claims on radio and TV had better be authentic — the Ftdcral Trade Commission is probing them. 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