The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1950 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 20, 1950
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PAGE TWELTB BLYTHEVn,I,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Upset-Packed 1950 Football Season was One of Zaniest By FRANK fCK AP \fW8femurn 8port< Killlnf NEW YORK, Doc. 20. (AP)—The less sairt for collejje football cliiring the year the better. It was one season most of (he coaches would rather forget. While no figure* are available to show the percentage of winning invoritft, the gridiron season probably let a new record for upsets. Typkal of the bizarre campaign was"'the defeat of both Army and Norra Dame on the final Saturday of the season. Not only did Frank I^ahy's Notre Darne team suffer IU first defeat In 40 games when it. bowed to Purdue. 26-14. early in the campaign, but the Irish lost three .of their first five. They finished with four victories, four defeats and A tie. Not once did Notre Dame *mv under an opponent, mighty unusual for a team that a year ago was rated No. 1 in the nation. Army had its string of 28 games without a rieff-at rudely .shattered when a gang-tackling Navy team outrushed and out-passed the Cadet's 14-2, before 103.000 fans In Philadelphia. /astrovr Hig Ifrrrj Bob Zastrow was Navy's big hero. Once he tried to go one yard for a first down and found himself getting seven for a touchdown. Lit- er'in the game he passed 30 yards for. another 'I'D. Navy had won only two of it.s previous eight panics. The outcome put a big feather in the cap of Eddie Erdelat?.. second civilian coach in Navy's history, who was completing the first year of a four- year coaching contract at Annapolis. Bttd Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooner* ran their winning streak to 31 atraight and gained the honor of beinjr-'voled the nation's No. 1 team. Other major learns with unbent- •n'and untied records were Lehigh, Princeton ,and Wyoming. Tied but undefeated were California, Clem*on and Nfiami. To show how zany things went during the season, unheralded Louisville tied Miami, 1«13. •\ Michliriin Wins Hi* 10 Michigan, though beaten by Michigan State. Army and Illinois, woh th'« Big Ten crown and the right lo face California in the Rose Bowl. Kentucky, turned back only by Tenn*M««; T-0 in ILl filial will hicjk)*' Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, while Miami meet.s Clemson tfi :th« Orange Bowl and Texas np- potn _ Tennessee in the .Cotton Bowl."Texas' lone setback was a one-point low, 14-13, to OHaho'ma while Tennessee' bowed only to Mis- Mtfifpl State by 1-0 while playing •n 11-game schedule. , T»l« paid Herman Hickman a big klbliU by awarding him a 10- y**r anntract.' The following Sat- •rd*r, Charley Calrtwell'i prince- ton's Tisers knocked out the bralns^- Ihe Yak Builriog, 41-12. Walker Shines In (lie pro ranks the season was marked by one big happy family. The defunct All-America Conference however, still got a mention here and there since the Cleveland Browns, perennial conference winners, beat the Natioal league champion Philadelphia Eagles, 3510 and 13-7. Even the College All- Stars heat the Ensle.s, 17-1. Doak • Walker wns the shining light of the pro rookies. The former Southern Methodist All-America, playing for the Detroit Lions. led the National League in scoring. I Glenn Davis, West Point's three- lime All-America, resigned from the Army and joined the Ixw An- sele.i nnms. By the. end of the campaign he not going and left- little to be desired despite being away from fnnTbal! for three sensons. ' Two former West Point football captains. End John Trent (IBM) and Quarterback Tom Lombardo il!) 141 were killed In action In Korea. College Basketball ll.v The Associated I'res, Bradley 70. UCLA 74 St Louis 53, Wisconsin 4fl (overtime) Holy Cross 53. Oklahoma 50 •• St. Johns (iiknl 07. Ulah SK Oklahoma A&M 36, California 35 Rockhurst B2. William Jewell 73 Hamline 70. Emporia 4fi Phillips Oilers 60, Denver Chev- rolcts 3B Columbia 63. Tvilane 51 Duqucsne 63. Wake Pores! 5!) Ottawa IKas) 83, Missouri Vallev 57 ' Miami rohiol 53, 'niledo 51 Nebraska 63, own Tchrs 55 Michigan State 74. Marquetle 42 Kansas 78. Springfield (Mass) 52 Klrksvllle (Mo) 67, Illinois College -18 Westminister <Mo) «B. Southtast Missouri 59 . . Southwestern (Kas) 39. Northwestern Okla 32 Beebe (Ark) 48, Arkansas College 48 . , -, Ilendrix 55, Ouachltn 47 Oklahoma Baptist 61. Friends (Kas) 58 Colorado 52. Santa Clara 50 Bethel (Kas) 65. Bluffton 60 Evansvllle 71. Xavier (Ohio) 60 Central slate <Okla) 60, Pitts- burB (Kas) 59 ': Kentucky Strat Bourbon , GUIK NEUIUL IOTK U ftOOF . McKKSSON * BOBBINS, Ine. - Evcluslve Distributor! - Lllllc Kock Wilson Defeats Gosnell in Pair Bulldog Girl* Win. 32-22; Boys Garner Easy 67-18 Decision WILSON. Dfc. 20.—Wilson High School chalked up two more basket- hall *in.s here last night as lh<! Bulldog boys and girls von victories over Go.sncll teams. Wilson won the girls game, which opened Ihe dmiblrhearicr by a 32-22 count, and then look the boys en- aagomeul by an Impressive 67-18 score. Price, xho didn't start, led the Wilson girls to their win by hooping 20 nnints for high point honors. She was followed by Bow en who BOt ID. McGee paced OosncH'.s point making with 12 points and P. Ward made It). The hoys' game was a run-away with every member of the Wilson smiad .scoring ot one point. Mooring led Ihe onslaught with 16 followed by Underwood with 12. Emery was high for Gosncll with 12 and French got five. The games were the last lor the Wilson teams until after the Christmas holidays. s Game Wllsim 1321 Pos Bowen (10) .. P. Greenwell (I) . F. Cisseli il) .... F. Bird G. Andrews ...... G Pcepor G. Substitutions: Wilson—Trnnnum. Lynch, price 1201. Jones. Cavett, Davis. Gosnell—Mlnyard and Lucius. H»ys (iame Gosnrtl t^2) (12) McGee 10) P. Ward Bcvill .... RoberU Whitn .). Ward ll'llsnn (Kl] Garrett isi .. Mooring dfi) .. Hccr (1) Undenvond 1121 Webb <fl> ( Substltlllious: (li, Muncy ni, i6>, nud Htiyles ple and Cook f. 1 K. Gosnell (18) ". Hodge ' Lollar 3 ,(12i Emery ' <5) French • Hyde Wilson—Robinson Precis i4>, Hynls 6,1. Gosnell—Tern- Hendrix Five Gets First AIC Win of Season By Thr Associated Press Hendrix College scored iu first AIC basketball victory ot the season In four tries last nlf-ht, and three AIC members lost in no'n- conference play. Hendrix downed Ouachita. 55-47. at Conway. Hugh Mixon ot Hendrix WHS high scorer with 14 points followed by Cecil Malone of Ouachita with 13. Arkansas College wns beaten by ono point In a game with Bcehc Junior College a non-memher of the conference at Batesville. The score was 49-4S. Graver Cooper of Beebt made n points to tar outdistance both'teammates and rivals In individual scoring. At Natchilochcs. La.. Norlhwest- ern Louisiana State beat Henderson. 60-42. North western's Johnny McConalhy was high scorer with 18 polnt.s. Gene Blazener topped the visiting Reddies with 11. Arkansas Stale Teachers College ]«st lo East Texas'Baptist. 10-67. at Gresgston. Ten. Y Table Tennis Tourney Planned Play In the Blythcvillf Y's annual Christmas holiday oprn table, tennis tournament will get underway next week. J. P. Gnrrott. Y director, said this morning. The tournament Is scheduled to open Dec. 27 and continue through next week. The tournament, will be held at the Y. The tourney will be open to prr- sons of all ages. Mr. Oarrott said Persons tnlerc.Mcd may apply for entrance M the Y. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER JO, 19W I —Courier News Photo CHICK HKSKKVKS—Furnishing Coach James Fiiher with reserve depth are these two sophomore .cag- itt, Wayne Burnham deft) and Jackie Halstencl. Hurnham plays both forward ana guard on the Chicks' first 10 while Halsteail sees action mostly with the "B'' learn, Lions Will Play Big Six Champs Game Is Scheduled For Jonesboro's Gym Tomorrow Night LEACHVILLR, Dec. 20—Leachville High School's defending District 3A champion Lions will their mettle against one of Arkansas' big boys tomorrow night when I hey clash with North Little Rock of the Bis Six in .Inncsboro's Bcrl Smith gymna.sium. j This will be Lcnchville's first! venture against a Big six team but they are expected to come through \Vith a victory. j The game is scheduled for 8 o'clock tomorrow night. Jonesboro's Bcrl Smith gymnasium was chosen as the site for the same due to the lack of .seating | spnce In Leachville's gym. Learh- ville IS to build a new and larger gym but work has not as yet started. . North Little Rock Is exjirclcri to be one of the top learns in the nig Six this year after winning the Big Six crown last year. The Wildcats were defeated by Van Dnrcn In the finals of the slate championship tournament last year. North Little Rock has last but one game this year and that- was to Van Buren.fe | Leachvillc Is undefeated so far; this season having won over State High of Jonesboro. Greenway, Mar- madnke. Rector and South Side of Memphis. Masked Matman Finds State's License Law a Bit Confusing John Swenski. heavyweight wrestler from Boston who performed here two weeks ago, has found out that even superman must give his correct name In order lo get a license to wrestle in Arkansas. That was a ruling handed down *• —— yesterday by Arkansas Attorney Shawnee Wins Doubleheader From Burdette General Ike Murry. Murry handed down the ruling on the request of Llo.vd Lewis, the Slate Athletic Commissioner after j Swenski sought a refund on a state wrestling license he bought under trie name of the "Black Faced Pan- Iher." 11 happened this way: Swrnski bought a license under Hie "Panther" name when he was performing as a masked wrestler earlier this year. Then last October he was booked to wrestle here under the name of Swenski since be was neither Mark-faced nor n panther, he was forced to buy a second license under the name of S'Acnskl. sought redress and I,ewls took the matter up with Attorney General Murry. The state's lawyer decided that Swenski must surrender his "Black-Faced Panther" permit and be returned the fee for It. and that in the future, wrestlers must be issued licenses under their real names Instead of their trade names. Willie Shoemaker Gets 358fh Win Cooter Teams Win Two Games Cooler. Mo., high school teams won their third victories of the year last night by sweeping a dou- blehenclrr [roni Stcelc teams. The Cooter girls won -n-4D and the hoys wete victorious by a .l.'i-Jl score. The Cooter A and B boys will play .Carulhersvllle Thursday night. NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 20. tm — Jockey Willie Shoemaker has 358 wins to his credit today. He won his 3SRth race' at the fairgrounds here yesterday compared with 370 by Ihe nation's leading rider. Joe Culmone. Shoemaker rode Henry Forrest's Flatbush to victory. Flatbush paid 412. $5.40 and S-l.-IO. Shoemaker had four other mounts on the .same program, but the best he could do was two seconds, n third and a fourth. Cogeri Swapped BOSTON. Dec. 20. (,r,—The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association traded nick Mchen to the Fort Wayne cluh today for six-foot-seven inch Rob Harris, recent Oklahoma A .V M star. Mehen was obtained frrrm the Baltimore' Bullets about two \veeV:s a$o. Baylor Beaten Again SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 2fl f^._ Stanford's Indians, scoring almost at will in the final minutes, defeated Baylor's Bears, 8.1 to 67 lasl night In their tnlcrsertmnal basketball game at Ihr Cow Palace The Texans led 41 to 36 at halftime WARNING OHMER The defendant, Anna Barlulaltlx also known ss Anna Bartalltl or Anna Bartlit.s. !., hereby warned to appear in the Chancery court for the Chickasawba District, of Mis- ' sissippi County. Arkansas, within thirty (30. day., and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Anthony BarlulaitU. ,i.» known as Anthony S. Bartlits, filed against her In said court In case »„. II5W Rn(1 |]pon her failure so to do the complaint will be taken as con!e.«cd. m> . hand and seal u Clerk of said Court thin November 24, 1950. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Ruth Magee, n.C. Oscar Femtlc-r, ally, tor pltf William s. Bactcri »tty. for ad litem. ,U,2i-12.a-9-16 Watch /or the Formal Opening of PIG JOINER. Dec. 20-Shawnee High School's Indians won a doubleheader from Burdette teams at Burdette last night wiih the girls winning 39-20 and the boys victorious, 55- Both Shim-nee teams leri all the way with the girls ahead 26-16 at halftime and the boys holding a 2!)-13 margin after two periods of play. Terry led the Shawnee girls in ' point making with 18 points'and Gore paced Burdette with 13. Robertson paced the Shawnee boys with 16 and Conner was hieh for Burdette with 22. Ofrls C Shawnee (39) Pos P. F. F. O G. a. Tinsley (B) Shannon (9) Terry (18) ...'. Beasley Housman .... Shirley Substitutions: <4), Miller and Landerdale (8). Boys Game Shawne« (35) Poj. Burilell Robertson (16) P Cll) .... F. Welch (14) .. c. Riirriellx f Farley '8) Warrington <I3i Gore Wi.xon McDanle: Peterson Shawnee—Welch Elrod. Burdette-- (421 (221 Conner ... (7) Young .. tli Daniels Ralph (1) G. CD smith Honsman (9) . G <8> O'Neal Substitutions: Shawnee — B Speck, I,. Speck. Adams. Felts <2). "Strceter. Childers. (2). Richards, Burdetto—Langley, Treecc. World's larges penknife weighs 43 pounds and has 1851 blades. Detroit Lions Seek New Head Mentor By CHAKI.KS C. CAIN DETROIT, Dw..26. (AP)—The Detroit Lions wm In the market for a new head coach and general manager today after the veteran Alvin "Bo" McMillin resigned the dual poi in a surprise move yesterday. Sports Roundup HUGH Fi By HUGH FUM.ERTOX. Jr. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. My-Horace Gillom is given credit for the most sensational play of last Sunday's lirowns-Giants pro football playoff-a 55 yard punt on the dead run after scooping up a bad 4th down pass from center ... A couple of others have hit the headlines by performing that running punt feat this season . . . But one guy. Harry Beck of Sail .State, apparently made it a part of his repertoire ... A former Rugby player, Beck pulled the trick at least dozen times—and we can't think of anything that would have a more demoralizing effect on the opposition ... Hamilton Richardson, the New Orleans youngster who has been rated as the nation's No. 1 jimior tennis player, also is a high school taa.seball and basketball star. He plans to enter Tulnne . . . Golf World's editors have figured it out that Sammy Sneart earned S5.L1S per stroke tin PGA compcti- tloni during 1950. Brother, wouldn't Sammy like to get paid off at that rate for all his practice swings? .lust to show the difference hefivcrn two gays: . . . At'.Mon- ilay's basketball gathering someone <recalling Happy Chandler's unliapiiy remarks In St. 1'etel asked Clarden Maestro Ned Irish what he thought "of the relent statement that sports wnulri have to shut down In case of total ninliill/silEon." . . . Tl su:illy .solemn Irish nouldri'l supprcss as hr answrrnl: "I don't even know „-,„, .,,,],! that-),,,! In | years! I don't know what .Midi a case I Imagine the proper authorities In Washington will lell Us what tn dn." One-Minute. Spurts t'.igr Al Weill confides that Kiii Gavilan is going to claim the welterweight title "because he says he knows Ray Robinson already is signed to light, Jake LaMotta."' . . . Johnny Wilson, former Anderson (Ind.l College basketballer who performed with the Harlem Globe Trotters last season, now is working for Uncle Sam. He gets in a little playing and coaching between drills at Camp Glister. Mich. . . . Brad Rowland of McMurry College has Just been named most valuable football player in the Texas conference for the third time in four years. The guy who beat him out in 1318 was vitamin T. Smith, now with the Los Angeles Rams . Kansas u. basketballers Clyde Lovellette and Jerry Waugh competed, on "ne "Break the Bank" program (NBC radio version) during their recent visit here. They were stopped by a baseball question. Adolph Rupp.must have rung that one in. ••» The 55-year-old McMillin, who headed Detroit's National Football League club for three seasons, said he had reached a "good settlement" on his $30,000-ye»r contract which had two years to run. "I've got ho immediate plans unit no irons In the fire on any coaching Jobs," declared Ihe white-haired McMillin. McMillin Issued a three-page statement explaining his reasons for Ihe decision to null the NFL post, He had been under fire from some quarters since his team went Into n mid-season slump before It Jin. ished strong to wind up with » six- six record for the season. Amplifying his written statement. McMillin told newsmen 'he had not been given a free hand by the Lions Board of Dlrtc.tors. Manaepmrnt Refuses Comment There was no comment frorii the Lions Management other than an assertion by President Edwin Anderson that McMillin's successor would be named within 48 hours McMillin. taking cognizance of' rumors that some of his players had said they would not play fo another season, said in his I statement: ,." I . t has be en said and printed hat some of my players did not Itke or respect me. I want you football fans to know that while couch- in? the Lions I WHS not conductlni a popularity contest. There might have been others who were doinz that. But not me. "I had to say no. r had to met. out Ihe discipline. Therefore I »m not surprised that some gossip mongers would pick up rumors from > few malcontents that I was unnoD. ular. . F Team Made Mnnr.r McMillin added. "I though we had a fighting team out Ihere this season with fellows like Doak Walker Leon Hart and Thurman McGraw playing on it. The fans thought .•» loo. for they came to our games in good numbers and the team madt money for Ihe time. In several years. I don't know what more I could do to please some of the directors." McJUillin's resignation waj » n other link In a football career trm« started when he won national f am « is n player at Centre College He began coaching in 1922 serving successively at Centenary College. Geneva. Kansas State and In- thana before coming lo the Lions Dots All. Brothers Twelve, of Ihr 15 Oklahoma U. foofhallers n-hn'll ninkc Hie Sugar Rnwl trip are stiirlrnts in the business »rhool. l.ikply they rnrn- rd passing erartcs by vntiiiR to lake the 59.1,000 tiou-1 money Paul n'yman, .V e w Hampshire defensive end. recently passer! thr. wrlllrn examinations a, » state board haskrthall offirlal . . . Km Hansen nf the .Terser .Tollers and Howie Kalnrs of fhf New York chiefs In the National Rnllrr Derby Leaicne both wer». minor Ir.tfnt hawhall plarrrs. Now they've found where (hey can jet their hits . . . Hullir Huclir*. «-ho has Iht Saoford Stable at Hia- kah. has a re.coriT of .vmie sort He was at Indiana for U years' and won the western conference title in 1B45. "All my life It seems f have specialized In taking over football trams when they are at-their est ebb." he said wryly .veslerdaj? Then he added with a smile. "Maybe that's what will happen to me- again — I'll find another team : to Crovath Reported Through of UCLA LOS ANGELES. Dec. 20. M',—Jeff Cravath is through as football coach at the University of Southern California, the Los 'Angeles Times said today. The newspaper added he will be .asked to resign in a few days. The coach himself said he had nn comment whatever to make on the report. The Trojans, normally » powerhouse In college football, have Just finished one of their worst sea-sons with five defeats, two ties and only two victories. 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