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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 26, 1950
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER M, 1MW It'll Be Sooners Vs. U.S. in Sugar Bowl By ROY STEINFOBT NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 26. <AP>— It really won't be Oklahoma against Kentucky in the Sugar Bowl—it'll be Oklalioina battling the United Stales. ' Kentucky, you see, hai been forc-# ed to search beyond its own slates I boundary lines (or football talent I capable of sending the Wildcats to two straight major bowl games. Oklahoma is almost in direct contrast. Of the 45 men coming to the New Year's Day classic here for the Sooners. 35 are natives of Oklahoma, nine hail from neighbor ing Texas, and one from Michigan Fifty-three men are listed on the Kentucky roster, but only 14 are natives of Ihe Bluegrass country. And lhat's one. of the reason Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant has had difficulty in building Kentucky into a major power. Less than 100 higl . schools iilayed football in the blue grass state when Bryant arrived there early In 1946. Hired Away from Maryland Bryant who was hired away frotr Ihe University of Maryland wher Kentucky decided lo stress football was forced to look elsewhere to quality talent. The Wildcat roster now reads like a senate roll call—Pennsylvania Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Wis- msin. New Jersey, Connecticut, and • ansas'. Bryant could—and possibly might —start a team In the Sugar Bow! entirely void of Kentuckians. But the Kentuckians on the team have contributed heavily lo Its success. Players like Co-Capl. Wilbur •Jnmcrson, the Jones twins—Harry and Larry—Bob Pope, Kavanaugh Rogers and Wendall Vance. Home State .Squad Oklahoma is essentially a home stale squad, something unusual among major college powers these days. Every man on Coach Bud Wilkinson's starting eleven is an Okla- homnn graduating from an Oklahoma high school, except tackle Jim Wealherall. aim lived at Shidler, Okla., early In life, but played in the nearby panhandle country at White Deer. Tex. Both Oklahoma and Kentucky were,scheduled to arrive In the New Orleans area today to complete final touches for the Jan. 1 meeting. Oklahoma was slated to arrive at Kcesler Air Force base near Bl- loxi, Miss., at 4:50 p.m. (CST). Kentucky was due lo fly Into Baton Rouge, La., this afternoon from Lexington. This will be the third straight year that Oklahoma has prepared at Biloxi for a Sugar Bowl engagement. Miami U. Eleven Returns to Action / ' / MIAMI. Fll., Dec. 26. (AP)-The University of Miami football squad reassembled today alter the holiday weekend for a series of final drills Jn preparation for the- Jan. 1 Champs Honored by Ring Magazine NEW YORK, Dec. X. <*>>-Heavy weight champ Bzzard Charles, wcl terweight King Ray Robinson an bantamweight titlist Vic Towell o South Africa today were named fo Ring Magazine's outstanding awardj Charles was picked u the "fight er of Ihe year, by Nal Fleische editor of boxing's bible. Sugar Ra was honored with a special cltatior as 'best 'all-around fishier In an division." Towell, who dethrone) Manuel Ortiz, WILS selected tor Ih "progress 01 the year" trophy. Rex Layne, the sturdy, youn Lewlston, Utah, heavyweight wh upset Jersey Joe Walcott. was inn ner-up to Towell In lh« "progress department. Tennessee Vols Arrive in Dallas DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 26. (AP) — Tennessee's football team arrived here late this afternoon and that more or less, officially opened "Cot ton Bowl" week. Sideline attractions to the New Year's Day football game began al noon when a high school basketball tournament started. A bowling tournament, college basketball tournament, and a casting tournament are other sports attractions due to be unreeled this week. Texas. Tennessee's foe in the big show, won't arrive until Friday morning. Theater May Honor Shaw LONDON'—Wv—Welwyn Garden !ity, a new English town on the outer perimeter of London, has announced plans for construction of - theater In memory of the late :eorge Bernard Shaw. The theater will be located on a campus In the cenler of the Bedfordshire lown. pVelwyn's development corporation )lans to appeal for funds on be lalf of the project/ Orange Bowl game wllh Clemson. Head Coach Gustafson ordered 'lots of running and no scrimmage —maybe." Gustafson said he would like Just a little bit more rough work this week, but the injury toll in recent crlmmage.s led to the tentative no ontact edict. Zlobot ny's Figure, Position Of Comet Give Hoople Inside By MAJOR AMOS B. HOOPLE Originator Wuull Bowl Egad! Just as I was preparing to lold the mantle of fame about me and go' into hibernation, zillions of readers requested that I forecast the results of the New Year's Day Bowl classics. Never let it be said that Major Hoople let his adherents down. So here goes: ROSE BOWL- California 20, Michigan 14. Those Bears have tco much power for the in-and-out Wolverines. EAST-WEST East 27. West 13. All I'm doing here is giving you Dr. Zlobotny's figure, based on the position of galley's comet. W BLUK-GRAY Gray 21. Blue 13. Those Rebels have a wonderful pass combination in from Eddie Salem to anybody COTTON BOWL Tennessee 13. Texas 7. When those Vols prep for a special game, they're poison. Ask Kentucky SUGAR BOWI, Oklahoma 27, Kentucky 14. Swam! Moonlight Bey tells me the Sooners will gll thar' soonest with the mostcst. ORANGE BOWI. Clemson 20, Miami 14. Miami c.oi't hold that Tiger. GATOR BOWL Washington and Lee 30, Wyoming |«. This will be due to the climate or something. (ARKJ COURIER Indiana and Kentucky To Give Bradley Test By M1I.O FAIINET1 NEW YORK, Dec. 26. W-A1I they have to do this week is defeat the country's No. 1 and No. 4 teams and U.e Bradley Braves can pull well away in the race for national basketball honors. The Peoria, 111., cagers might make it, with luck, without it, Bradley could lose three games. So far, Bradley has coasted in. rolling up n 9-0 record and winning Ihe No. 2 spot in the Associated Press poll of the nation's top ams. But what can prove a week of misery for Coach Forrest Anderson may start tomorrow night against Indiana (6-0), No. i ranking. The Big Ten lavoriuu will match MI Ganelt and speed against Gene Melchiorre and Bradley speed. After Indiana conies a chance or revenge against No. 1 Kentucky 6-0) in the Sugar Bowl tournament at, New Orleans Friday and Saturday. Bradley has to defeat Syracuse 6-2) and Kentucky down St. Louts 7-1) before they can meet in a ematch of last year's finalists. That time Kentucky won, 71-66. Kentucky Favorite Syracuse still has Jack KiJey and hat gave Bradley such a tussle In hree other regulars of the team he National Invitation last March, ventucky appears to have a little asier job against St. Louis. Kentucky rates a slight favorite n the New Orleans meet on its Teat height: 7-foot Bill Spivey, 6-4 "Yank Ramsey. 6-6 Shelby Lisvllle nd 6-4 Walter Hirsh. In sophomore Ramsey the \Vilci- ats have what they lacked last eason, a powerful, take-charge uard. Smaller Bradley will depend on -s superior speed and finesse plus he greatest little man in college ashetball, the 5-9 Melchiorre. Like •Ccntucky. Bradley has almost the anie team back from last season. The possible Sugar Bowl clash of Sradley and Kentucky tops a heavy ournament week. Here's the schedule, with dales ecords and first round pairings: Big Seven at Ksns;": city Dec -30; Wednesday night — Kansas 5-1), the favorite, vs Iowa state 4-1) and Minnesota (4-1), the ucst team, vs Colorado (3-6). Thursday nlght^Oklahoma M-2> vs Kansas state (6-2) and Missouri (4-1) vs Nebraska (3-4). N.C. Slate I'tays Tulane Dixie Classic at Raleigh. N.C., Dec. 28-30: Thursday afternoon— Wate Forest (2-3) vs Rhode Island State (1-4) and North Carolina State (7-1). the favorite, vs Tulane (4-3) Thursday night—North Carolina (3-2) vs Navy (4-0) and Duke r,,,^ —f-ourier News I'helo MUCK OAGKKS-Slalcd to sec a lot of action with chick "A" and "u" squads this year are Robert Harrison (left) a reserve snard on the "A" ., ni ,art »,,d a-imie .Hays. Hays Is a stand- on Coach Jimmy Fisher's "B" team. Colgate (4-2). All College at Oklahoma City Dec. 27-30: Wednesday afternoon— Arkansas (3-5) vs Tulsa (4-2) and I V^nderbilt (3-2) vs Texas (3-5) Wednesday nights-Oklahoma City (--3) vr Alabama (4-3) and Oklahoma A and M (9-0), the favorite, vs Baylor (4-4). Cotton Bowl at Dallas Dec. 2829: Thursday night — Southern Methodist (6-3) vs North Texas State and Texas Christian (5-3) v.i Texas Tech (3-5). Friday nighU- Souihern Methodist vs Texas Tech and Texas Christian vs North Texas State. Skyline Six at Denver Dec. 27-30: Wednesday night— Brigh'am Young (7-1) vs Jtah (6-3) and Denver (2-3) vs New Mexico. Thursday night—Otah State vs Montana and Colorado A and M (6-4) vs Wyoming (9-0). Store Stirs Dispute MILAN—M>I—The const] uctfon nt Europe's "most modern department store building" alongside Milan's famous cathedral del ni: amo momentarily scandalized this land of architectural treasures. The controversy, raging from Milan stree corners to the Italian Cabinet Is yet to be sealed mid may eventually reach the courts. AH Ihe fuss was caused bv the clean line.s of the leftwlng of the new building on)v „ fcw var(Is frnm the Oothlc beauty of the cathedra on Milan's piazza del Duomo. Buffalo, N. Y.. forms the western terminus of the Erie Canal. Thief Takes the Bible LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26. (AP) _ While he and Ills family attended holiday church services. James D Mills told police yesterday, a thief entered their home and stole: nn 18-pound turkey. »40 worth of gifts from under the Christmas tree—and Uie family Bible. Cats lay back their ears when fighting to protect them from tooth and claw. PEOPLE SEE OLD FITZGERALD IH Gay Gift CarUi Vclcome. Ihe gift, long rememb^ed th« PTCT, when your holiday idoctioa D. Look for ft h. carton »t jmn ne.rrst ...... Tie Pride of all PM! Shirt* Rnf»h«tl lonnooth perfection art Jelivmd i* JMI, Uien into • &•«« »nd out «gjin—in Ihe Mine perfect condition H th«y Itfi our Cnithen, St«clt«4 «»ijr it the bottom of rt>« dr«wer they'll hold up—Ixtauic tin SHIRT PAX will never lei you down. BLYTHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Sports Roundup HUGH FUl.USKTON J«. Phone 4418 iJ* I yc "W, Ore. 25. MV-UltlesJI this holiday week brings definite signs of more interest and dollars "ere may be some sudden decisions to reorganize next winter's basketball proKrnms, . . . For Instance, the Utah (earn came here last week on n three-game tour, looking for the Die payoff from the Garden game «R»lnst St. John's, . . . nut the ruesday crowd was only about 1.200 and the Utes were lucky If they carried away more than their {3000 guarantee. . , . Since the tour cost at least S5.000. (hey can hardly return unless they can get one of the profitable Saturday night spots. . . I'pr the same leason, Hnnk IV i look nls Oklahoma A, and M. loam (o the west coast rnlher 'than play an early-week game In New York Of course. It Isn't just basketball lilts being hit. . . . i, ro seltzer the Holler Derby boss, says he linlet! a drop in attendance at all sports throiiglioiii (he country as soon as bad news began (o come In from Korea.. .••],•., llu , ,„,„.,.,„,,„ Hat came.s U." says Leo. "People began stayiiiE nt home to listen to radios (hat hadn't been turned on for * year. P<.]> a( l' 0 |in» Harry M.irkson Isn't a s ,,v („ h»'e «n Inflated Idea of hti'lm- porlanrr as manacInK director nf IJif Inti'rnalliinal Ho.vlnjc Chili R"l II hr was, 1,1, J|-yrar-old son wniilrt hare dfflalr.l il d lr niher "».v. . . . Harry »as Invllri! lo a|i- P"r nn .1 Irlrvlsloii shou- orI K lnul- ln» from » | oo: ,l nl s iilspnl. . Kwllertly I,, trlephonod his wife I" have (he machine warmril up »nd rrsrly for » vlrw nf [hr old man. . . . She mmiilleil, anil abnul 50 jfenmis nflrr MarksiuTi face • npearnl nn Ihr scrrrn (lie younjr- stfr su-llrhrd In annlhrr s'latlon. • • • I can wr dad at home anr lime," he explained. "Ini( I ean ontv . ve Captain Vfrtfn on lele- Tl" Visltlns basketball conches me loud In I heir praise of the tall Long Island U. basketball i cnm . Utah's Vada! Peterson says they should be ranked right behind Kentucky and UCLA's Johnny Woode.i rales them as better than Hradley Ward cuff, the old football R lr',nt couched his Green Bay Cenlral Catholic High School learn, to an undefeated season this ycar-wlth- put Ihe "A" formation - Jimmy ... , ' cx l' Inn! >tlon of one of the Athletics' difficulties last season- We couldn't switch our oulfielder.! around lo play the hitler because me pitchers didn't know where they were throwing." . . . Blonde Kay KiKSs, who had three nulrjinnbllc accidents last winter while serving as "advance man" for the pro tennis troupe, has had only one so fur this season. But It happened In the same place and under the same conditions as one of the crackups." previous Michigan Stale', hoilnir leam, preparing for Ihr, oiicnlns meet Jan. 5. baj three nt l.isl wnson'.v FTvT! South Upsets North 14-9 in Shrine Tilt Hy JAJll.'S F. FOWJ.KH MIAMI, Kla* Dec. 26. (AP)_Vnmlerhilfs Dean'Dav "son phm K «| OVC1 . in (t]c finll| ,, 5 las niehl o Kivo tho Sonlh All Stan, a 14 I,, 9 upset vie ory over the I ROM NKT TO AIKSH _ I'vt Hurry O. l^irr (ilghl) of Blythe- vllle. Juums blub In net, a tip-off (turins a service basketball game at Sheppard Pielri, Tex. Farr, prior to Ills entry In the U .s Air Force, was a UnK-ersily of Arkansas tennis s(ar and in ad- clllloi] to his tennis activities at the Air Force training he also played ecnlcr for :I7-17 Train- Ing Squadron's ba.sketliall team which TOII the Sheppard Field championship. He Is the son of Mr. and Mr*. H. O. Parr. NCAA ruiim-r,-iip_ J| ;lnk i fln,,,, Cliuck Spclscr anil Oabhy Marek . . . Charles "CiHjkle" Cookson, Ray nuimmt's rUhl-Imn! man In llic.. National ll;i,,l ra ll Congress, may tie llic first war toss In the Ilia s.iiiillot ba.fch.ill nrRaiilrjtlloii. He holds a rrifrvc rmmnhilon a* an Infantry eiiptaln. . . . Tony Ifcihrni, New Hampshire ilcfrnsivi! i-enlcr, Insisls Ills (ram's 8-0 fool- hall rcroril slnniM In- 5-3 li;.s| on ,|. . . . "The dcfciuh-e (cam «-on five (tames anil Hie offensive plaloon u-nn Hirer." Tony areurs. Ui Thi? (lying-minute touchdown cli- axed „ , "•• "runt-minute touchdown cll- xed a due display of clean, hard .^•cislon football witnessed by 39,. The South, coached by Andy QUJ- ..ifson of (he University of Miami and Hobby Dodd of Georgia Tech wns forced to come from behind to turn back the northern learn coached by Yale University's Herman Illckman. Paced by John Ford's amazing li.i.sMrie anil Davidson's spectacular running, the Soulh scored before tha first quarter was five minutes old. ississi|i)ii'.s John Dotllcy plunged irnuuli center for the final yard. ,. * iic imui yarn. J m sinnlon of Wake Forrest ackled Ihe North's Dick Gabriel of •*l;sh behind his own goal line n Ihe second period and the south held an 8-0 margin at hnlfllrac nut in the thin) n ,i,, rler u,,, Army no of Gil stephenson, j: m Cain .mil .lack Martin, aided by magnificent line play, brought the North back Into the ball game. Purdue's J in Jrmnsck blocked a p unt by Pat Melds of Georgia on the 25 and tlm tii II i- n ir..t i.-i .. "Jin (or Minutes later the Army Irlo drove for a touchdown - with Martin lunging over from the six Inch "nc on fourth down. Drake's Dick Sfeere converted, putting the North In llic lead. B-s. Twice In the final ,, cr i od lha Norths defensive line made goal l>'ie stands, but In the closing seconds Bishop Strickland of South Carolina rifled a low, flat pass to ~..KCS C. P. Youmans on the North's two yard li,,c. The play was Tood for 3!) yards. On the next p?ay Davidson. plunged over for the flnsl wore. Fields' conversion attempt *„. n,r >r<l ^T," lrlCrllllck "' ""din-Simmons College, was voted by coach el •1nhl/" 0 | rU Wr " e " M "" ™ st ""lame plnyer on the field Army's Gil Stephenson, who »rer- "Rcd 23 yards per try | n 12 trie, was voted (i, e most valuabla player" on the North squad. Chennault Warn* of Red Danger in Philippines MANILA/ Deo. M. (AP)-MaJ. Oen. Claire Chennault, World War II commander oj the U.S Uth Air i'orcc. ,ny f (he Philippines are In Immediate dnnger of being tngulf- ed by (he Communists. En route to Formosa where h» heads the China Air Transport IJne, Olicnnaiilt told reporters he In convinced the Philippine* are included in the Red timetable of Invasion. NOTICE Blytheville Water Co. Business Office Has Been Moved from 112 S. Broadway to 415 W. Main Street Telephone Number Remains the Same' 4449 Pay All Water Accounts at New Address in Future V <v Blytheville Water Co.

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