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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks After 13th Win At Leachville Tonight Blytheville's Cliiekasaws will be looking for wi n No. 13 in Lcachville's gymnasium tonight when they take on the Lions who are ulwtiya tough at home. Hogs Down, But Not Out of SWC Race FAYETTEVH.LE (AP) — Arkansas' Kazorbacks tire down — though not mathematically out — in the Southwest Ccmfeience basketball race. They suffered their third circuit defeat against two wins last night, 49-46, as the result of their own cold shooting and a tight Texas Christian University defense- TCU boosted Us league record* to 4-2 and took undisputed possession of second place. Arkansas, which has thrived on high scores this year, managed only eight points In the first quarter nnd played n game of catchup the rest of the way. It was coming strong at the end, but time ran out. The TCU defense forced the Rnzorbaclcs to shoot from a distance, and they made only 18 of 72 field goal attempt*. Meanwhile, Iha visiting Frogs hit 15 of 54 Held shots and cashed hi on free throw supremacy to get their edg«. Warren Kallle* Ray Warren led the winners with 15 points. Orval Eikms was high for Arkansas with 12^-tallying JO of his total In a strong fourth quarter Gene. rally. Lambert, the Porkerfc*. scoring: leader for Ihe season, \vns held to eight points, In addition, to the ball game, Arkansas may have lost senior Forward WalterjKcarns (or nn Indefinite period. He suffered R sprained ankle In • scramble under the basket. The Southwest Conference basketball chase can break v,-lde open tonight when pacesetting "Texas takes on Baylor: In another conference game tonight, Texas ; AhM meets lowly Southern Methodist University, still looking for Us first league win. If Baylor upsets Texas there's going to be congestion both In the lop spot and in second place. It the Longhorns win they're going to have an advantage lhat may look slight but looms much larger In the 'dizzy" doings of the Conference ten ins this season, , Anyway yon look nt ft, Texas, Texas'Christian, BnyloV. Rice oven Arkansas nnd Texns A&M sinnd chance at the title. Seniors Play Tonight; Armorel Juniors Win Armorel took two of three games from Mlssco teams . here last night. . : The high school learns- will he In action here tonight against Dell. Mlssco's B Lenin lost lo Armorel .48-29 and the junior boys lost. 60-16. Ar morel dropped Ihe junior 'girls game by 38-49. Vaughn with 32 was high for Mlssco while Hughes had 31 for Armorel. Patterson dumped in 39 markers for Armorel's Junior boys and Anderson led Missco with nine. The juniors go to Luxora Thursday night for a pair of games. Seton Hall First Again Hoosierj Keep Hold On Second NEW YORK K> —. Scton Hall's perfect record convinced the nation's basketball experts again Ihls week Hint, the South Orange, N. J., Pirates are Ihe best college team in Ihe country. II was the (bird straight week In Ihe lop spot of Ihe Associated Press poll (or Coach Honey mis'- sell's club, equaling Kansas St.ite's first-place inn earlier In the sen- son. Lit Salle led In the first two polls. The sporlswrltcrs anrl broadcasters kept a pnl hand right Ihrongli the first six places after a week !n which form prevailed. Indiana, (hough Idle, finished second, rol- lowcd by Washington. La Suite Kansas Stale and Illinois. Four-time loser De Paul Jumped from lOlh to seventh nfter an Impressive Saturday night decision over Noire Dame. Western Kentucky moved lip from ninth to eighth, swapping places with Oklahoma A & M. LSI! No. U Louisiana Slate, a newcomer with an Impressive 14-1 record Including the Sugar Dowl .Tournn- ment tide, filled out the top 10. Fordham tumbled from seventh to 13th «Uer losing to St. John's ol Brooklyn. Tlie Rams were the only member of last week's top to lo lose n fiame during Iho week. Pour o/ Hie top 10 were In action Insl night anrl they made Ihe experts look good. Indiana rolled up a new scoring record for the Hoosicr flcldliousc In smothering Butler, 105-70. Illinois found the going- even easier tigiiinsl De Pauw, winning 93-50. Western Kentucky opened a . busy week Uy downing Bowling Green. 11-50, nnd the Oklahoma Aggies whipped Detroit, 61-58. Scton Hall, with 21 slralght vie- lories; doesn'l see action again until Thursday night against St. Bonaventure in Madison Stpiarc Garden. Tue Pirciics received 654 points in the noil, which counts 10 points for n first-place ballot, 9 for second place nnd so on down the line. •+ Coach Jimmy Fisher's Chicks will also be shooting for Ihelr third 1953 win over tile Lions. Tiiey defeated them In Ihe Norih- casl Arkansas Invitational Tournament nt Jonesboro and then knocked them off al Haley Held gym 7139 last Tuesday night. Tough at Home But I^nchvlllc basketball teams havo won some mca-sure of fame for upsets on their liomc court find Fisher wouldn't be surprised to sec his boys turned back tonight. Thu.- far. the Chicks are undefeated In Arkansas play. They have won 12 games and lost three — all to Tennessee teams. They dropped thcfr first two of the year to Jackson and Milan, Tcnn. Friday night, they get an opportunity lo reverse the Jackson decision when they take on the Oolden Bern's at Haley Field gymnasium. Milnn dumped them again on a return engagement for. their third loss. Other Games Rector comes to the Haley Field Kym next Tuesday night and the n, one week from Friday, the Chicks will meet Bay for the third time when they Journey U> that Craighead County community. Paps, Chick Bees To Meet Dyess Here Tonight Rljtheville's Papoose anil Chick B cagera will meet D.vess teams at 7:15 tonight in Haley Field jj-m here. • Coach Harold Stockton announced thli mornhifr the fillinr of irap» In the schedules of b o t h teatns. The I'aru will take on the D.vcss Junior* In the curlaln-rals- «r and the ni>-lhevllle Bws will meet the Ilycm Bees in l[i<- nighl- eap. Cnl Hogue of the Pittsburgh !>ir- ntes had the longest losing streak hi the National League in 1052. It was eight straight, losses. Influenza Germ Hits Wrestlers Influenza re-arraliRed ' Promoter Mike Mcronay's wrestling card here last iilghl". Roy Welch nml the DcVincI Brothers all came down with flu and couldn't appear. Don McGcc Joined Edward Welch and Kastas DeVlllos and iiex Mobley prvlded the opposition to the yomigslers: WclSft'pinncd Dev'lllos with body slams In the first fall o( the ta? and Moblcy won over Welch in Ihe second with a crab hold. DcVillos gave his learn the match wliisn he pinned McOcc with a half crnhhold. DcVillos was disqualified In his preliminary go with McGue after 30 minutes. Wclchs jack knife was good enough to pin Mobley in the other one fall mulch. In 1.152 the New York Yankees hit 129 home runs. Tilts marked the 29th consecutive year Ihat the Yiinks hit 100 or more homers. The Skippers Speak— Sox Happy Only with Title By PAUL RICHARDS j V ^- XI! ^ TCTIIE ' Tex ' ^ AI '^ ~~ NVc arc K ."'" K !or tlle WO! ' kH " lis - VCi "'- W° finished fourth and third in the last two years, therefore it would no longtr he an achievement lo finisli in the first division. \Ve will be satisfied wilh nothing short of the pennant TUESDAY,'FEB.'I, OF 7>IS OUT SEASOH WE C4.V THINK OF A/OWE 'ffpgs FITTIH& THAU THE miauTEo? "MOST COURAGEOUS" TO HOKSM PURPL5. HSAS.T HEOO, EppiE LEBARON! LeBaron Came Back With Flak Shoulder Ky MURRAY Ol.OEKMAN NKA Staff Cor respond cut PHILADELPHIA, Pa; — Little Eddie LeBaron with the big- trophy in his arms looked like our tiny toddler staggering under the loud of htr first big teddy bear. "To the Most" Courageous "Athlete of 1952," it was engraved on the base. This is 1953, but it's still a story. The Philadelphia sportswriters selected the right man for the award they gave him the other night. Our lalest deal whereby we ob- tallied Ferris Fain from Philadelphia for Eddie Robinson is bound lo help us. Fain has been the most consistent hitler in the league Ihe past two years. He reached base more times Ihnn anybody else in ihc league las', year. With Fain at first. Nellie Fox on second, Ciiico Carrasquel at short and Rocky Kresnlch al third, we have Ihe bcsl defensive infield in baseball. We still need more punch lo battle on even lenm with the Yankees, the team lo beat for he fln». We in us! get improved hitting from the following players: Sherm Lollar. our No. 1 catcher: outfielders Jim Rivera. San! Aide, Minnie Minoso. and Carrasouel. Outstanding Hookies Our outstanding rookies for '53 arc all named Wilson—three of them. They are not related. Bill, a centerfielder recently released from the Army, ts a fine hitting prospect. He led Ihc Soulhern Association in homers, doubles and runs batted in with Memphis in 1950. He has liemendous power at the plate and Is rated a good defensive player. Bob. 23. is a catcher who hit just' UHder .300 at Seattle. Bob has the necessary competitive spirit and nmbltion. The other Wilson also is named Bob. He is a second who came to us in the Fain deal. He played wilh Indianapolis lasl year and could help "s In » u!"'tv role. niching Good Onr pitching is good bin we lack a "stopper", n fellow who can pitoh every fourth day and be reasonably sure of coming through with a well-pitched game—somebody like AlUe Reynolds, Bob Lemon or Bobby Shaiiiz. Newcomers Tommy Byrne. Bob Kecgan and Mike Pornlolcs should help. Byrne is an old Yankee and Kec- gan also was with New York as a Fights Last Night By Tbt .UsiKiatrrt Tress Brooklyn — Joey oiardello, 155%. Philadelphia, outpointed Harold Green. 161, Brooklyn (1C). Chicago—Bobbie Boyd. IS4. Chi- cogo. stopped Al Andrews. 153, Superior. Wis. (7i. Providence. R. I. _ Henry Davis. 135-i. Los Angeles, outpointed George Dunn. 136. Harttord. Conn. (10). farmhand. Our Big Four should he- Billy Pierce, Sanl nogovin, Marv Grlssom and Joe Bobson. Dill Ken", nedv. Luis Aloma and Harry Dor- tsh form a line bullpen. As I saict before, we must go tor nil the marbles this year. I think Ihe Yankees co\ild be bealen but we must get some more power. Pupils Finance Teacher's Trip BRUNSWICK, G«. (AP)— A rc- lited high school English tcncher will visit Ihe English homeland of hrr literary heroes because of the generosity ot her pupils ot a half century of leaching. Miss June Macon. "0. received cnsli sins totallhiB S2.400 from her .former students following her compulsory retirement lasl June from Glj nn Academy here. The pnrsp resulted from letters sent to about 2.000 former students ot -Lady Jane," as she was affectionately known. Replies came In from sil sections ot the globe. Where else ts there a kid who's nad four starring years of varsity football (Little All-America three years, All-America one), put in tv.-o years with the U, S. Marines while collecting two Purple Hearts, nnd n Bronze Star [or his eight and a naif months In Korea, completed one successful season of professional football and still is only 23 year? old? It was Just a year ago that maglc- linseral Eddie returned Irom Koca. two pieces of Clak in his right shoulder and 'a Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster-pinned lo his chest. Maybe, at 22, his football career was over. His passing arm was.stiff from disuse and injury. He'd seen men blown to bits. He didn't know if football was such an important thing In his life any more. Odds Against Him Besides, there were plcnly who weren't sure the baby-faced blond had what It took for professional football. His passes floated. He was only five feel eight Inches tall In r, game where you have lo peer over 6-4, 250-pound tackles bearing ciown on a passer. And the Washington Redskins, lo .whom he belonged, still hud the venerable Sammy Baugh. So Eddie said as he came off the boat, "I'm thinking that staying In Ihe service would he preferable to playing a year or tuo of professional football." , So he was sent to Quautlco. Va., to teach other Marines. "But !• couldn't go for that life " explained Eddie. "There wasn't, enough action, no challenge.' However, Ihere was the gnawing ctmlbnge of pro football, and Washington ivns just sround the corner from CJuaiuico. Ke exercised relentlessly to' restore the useful- ne>s to muscles of his right arm. He cut his K-cirjht down to 175. And when the sea.son opened he was out of Ihe Marines and with the Red- sklus. They came lo New York to nlay Ihe heavily favored Giants one Sunday late in the season. LeBaron had long supplnnicil Baugh at quarterback. On the third jilay from FcriniiniiBO he failed to bis left and careened Into Ihc arms • of MO- pound Arnie Weinme* Icr. The C.iant tackle bounced him heavily, and LeBurou's helmet spun away as his head hit the turf. They carried him to the sidelines wlih a possible concussion, apparently through for the day. Knocked Out Oi.inls Filtecu minutes later, the color came back In his red cheeks, he scampered back on the field and what lie did to the Giants shouldn't lappen to yonr next door neighbor (the one who borrowed the lawn mower last Spring). Instead of soft lobs, he hung passes on a line for 50 yards. When needed, lie squirted through the Giant' line for valuable yards. He punted., he .faked, did .everything but block (what, and demean a T quarterback?). In the final assessment, the Giants were knocked out of title contention. The next ' week the -little man from Lodi, .Calif., did the same to the title chances of the Philadelphia Eagles. . Pushing Eddie , at quarterback next year will be Jack Scarbalil of Maryland, the Redskins' No. I draft choice. Is LeBaron worried? "Somebody's got to help with the chores," he smiled. During the off- season hes running a ranch near Gcyscrville In northern California. He thinks maybe pro football will be okay for a few years, too. "Less humps and bruise, 1 ; than when I was'at College of the Pacific," said Eddie, "because I get better protection." Its not like that post-Santa Clara game Inventory in 1941. His lower teeth had ,been banged through his lip, his' nose was broken, both eyes puffed and his ribs a network of welts. • Even Korea was never that rough. Read Courier News Classified Arts College Basketball By The Associated Press Dnquesne 11 Niagara 61 Minnesota 72 Northwestern 69 Ohio Slate 13 Purdue 17 Iljinois 93 DePauw 50 Iowa State 73 Oklahoma 69 Oklahoma A <fc M 67 Detroit 58 Rio Grande 97 Pikeville 62 Central (Mo) 49 Warretlsbnrg (Mo) M Parsons 102 Penn (la) 49 Toledo 12 Marquctte 70 Central Oklahoma 75 Midu'esleri iTrx) 13 Atnbanio 70 Mississippi State 58 Mississippi 77 Georgia 75 Smith Carolina 71 Clcmson 67 TCU « Arkansas J6 Pittsburgh G6 Houston 63 Arkansas Slate 6-1 OuacUla 59 Colorado 62 Colorado A ft M 50 Read Courier News Classified Ads, STRAIGHT STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY '» rm «MUK.« Bisraiiu COMMIT •« . »i,,» ,„ Aggies Are Rolling Once More Top Ten Teams Win Their Games. NEW YORK «v-Tlie Oklahoma iggies don't own the Missouri Vnl- ey Basketball Conference. It Just eems that way. Hank Urn's lads have won or liarecl 12 Mo Valley titles since 036, and it looks as though lucky 3 is coining up. The precision-minded Aggies, limit-ranked nationally, ran their eague record lo 4-0 last night by shipping Detroit, 67-58, at still- That gave them a one-game lead over Tulsa' and St. Louis, lied for second place with 3-2 records. In winning Iheir.l5th ganie in 18 starts, the Aggies had to overcome i terrific two-man show by De- roit's Norm Swanson and Guy Sparrow. These sharpshooters combined for 46 of Detroit's 58 points— Swanson netting 26 and Sparrow 20. Defense fiooil But the Aggies' defense, perhaps he best around, tightened when iceded. At one point, A & M.held Detroit without a field goal for 12'/ 2 ninutcs nnd during the entire same, limited the losers to only 16 shots from the floor. When you get that kind of de- "ense, it's hard to lose. II was n good night for members of the top len last night. In addV ion lo A & M, tnree of'the select group played and all racked up mpressive victories. Second-ranked Indiana, paced by Jon Schlundt's 33 points, returned "rom a two-week vacation and slaughtered Butler, 105-10. Schlundl, a 6-9 gunner, hit nine ield goals and 15 of IB free tosses. Sixth-ranked Illinois also hung up a lopsided win, blasting De Pauw, ">3-50. And eighth-ranked Western Ccntucky survived a slow-style alack to defeat Bowling Green, 710. However. Oklahoma, the Big ;cvcn leader, didn't Have it so jood. The Sooners, ,patsies in non- eague play but sheer murder in onference play, finally dropped a eague game. Alter wiiis In all three league ames Oklahoma fell before Iowa ;tate. 73-69. This was the upset of he night but the Sooners still cling o the Big Seven lead, .by a half game. ' . But It seems just a mailer of ime until either Kansas-State 2-1) ir Kansas 3-2) take over. Pitt Squeaks By Several good intersectional ;ames were played. In these, Pitts burgh rallied in the last ]8 seconds o defeat Houston, 66-63; Bradley oppled Arizona, 65-62. with super- or foul shooting, and Dayton rimmed Loyola of New Orleans, 19-65. Only one major game was played n the East, and Duquesne's Dick Ricketts settled that one himself. The 6-8 forward canned 32 points .s the Dukes' Irimmed Niagara, 1-61. In the Big Ten, Jack Jones' field goal with four seconds lefl gave Ohio State a 79-77 victory over Purdue, nnd Minnesota rallied to nip Northwestern, 72-69. Down South, Alabama defealed Mississippi Stale, 70-58; Mississippi turned back Georgia, 77-75; South ^—^^ ^^—^^^™^^™^^^^B^» trained and his*jaw set, Lt. Kenneth.) Sports Roundup — Mickey s Demand For $25 • " • "By GAYI.E TALBOT -NEW YORK (AP) —.Let's-play.Yankees and try to- figure out what we're going to do about this boy Mickey Mantle who Dialled to' the press up in Boston the other day that he expects to be paid 825,000 for playing center field for us this comiiig season. ' • - That's an awful lot of - money for a kid like Mickey to be talking about. Two years ago (.his time he still was working in that mine out in Oklahoma and didn't even have enough dough to pay his way to our training camp In Phoenix until we sent it to him. He wouldn't believe us al 'first when we to!d him he'd get $25 a week just to spend on limited milks and movies while we were in camp. Has Raise All right, just for the sake of argument we'll say Mickey was worth more to us than tile $8,000 we paid, him last season. He's n great young ballplayer all right. Another two-three years and , he'll probably be recognized as the best in the game —• out there nil by himself. That's why we've got to do some thinking about his future now and convince him what will be best for him in the long run. We've given him a nice little raise, nnd he knows he'll keep getting In on .that World Series gravy every year until. Clevelar-r- gets .itself a shortstop, which may be never. He's got a • brilliant future ahead of him, this boy has, nnd he shouldn't-take a chance of spoiling it by becoming impatient Carolina topped Clcmson, 71-67, and, in one of Dixie's hottest rivalries, Florida ran over Miami, T8-5G. In the Southwest Conference, Texas Christian moved into second place with a 40-46 squenk over Arkansas. And. last but certainly not least, Bevo Francis scored 61 points to lead unbeaten Rio Grande to a 9762 victory over Pikeville, Ky. Bevo now has I.-102 points In 28 games. and talking In boxcar figures.": Lej Question Mark : l . There's one little angle some folks seem to think we ought:to consider.; Maybe Mickey, does too It's about that bad leg of his, the" one that cau'sc'd the Arirtyi's medical examiners to turn him down. • It's supposed to be incurable, as you 'know, 'and' they say there's always a chance it will get worse at any time and cut short his baseball career; Because of that they feel we should'• make Mickey a sort of special 'case and begin paying him what he.'s worth right off. In other words, they say what good will It do Jlickey if he learns about'patience but never gets i chance to play for the real big money. Two Sides to Question That's one side of it. The other is the kit! was getting around* mighty well .on that leg tha lasV time we saw him, as you can prove by the Dodgers.- We hope and trust that he always will. ' So what happens to us if we put him up in the high brackets now and that' leg Just gets stronger with the years? It wouldn't be long before there wasn't enough I money in our treasury to pay him I off. We'd have a juvenile Babel Ruth or Joe DiMaggio on ourl hands.'They're bad enough wherf they grow, up; ' f What we'll have to do Is te'l Mickey all this so he'll understarif it when ' he ' comes down her, ; l Maybe we'll.even find out he wf misquoted about that $25,000. Read Courier News Classified - SAV€ CASH W/W/t^W: N-n. )$M£ CASH WITH N ASH-SAVG CASH W/TH NASH Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burntlt, Mgr. Highway 61 SouHi Phone 8662

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