The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 5, 1954
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 5, 1954 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 8EVEN Oklahoma Takes Over As Nation's Top Team Notre Dame Drops To Number 8 Spot NEW VORK (AP) — Without so much as an offensive huddle last weekend, Oklahoma's Sooners climbed back into the No. 1 spot today in the Associated Press college football poll. The nation's sports writers and broadcasters, still trying to hit a winning combination in picking the nation's top 10 teams, brought the Sooners up front again from the runner-up spot after Oklahoma placed its 2-0 record out o£ reach with an open date Saturday. Coach Bud Wilkinson's crew, ranked No. J in the opening poll, slipped to second last week after Noire Dame's impressive opening victory against Texas. But with Notre Dame knocked off by Purdue 27-14, the ballots again favored the Sooners, who collected 77 of the 153 first-place votes and totaled 1,369 points (10 for first, 9 for second, etc). The Irish were shuffled down to eighth while Purdue made its debut in the top 10 at No. 5 with a' runner-up number of first-place votes (22), but not enough support in total points. Not so fortunate as Notre Dame following a losing weekend was Maryland, last year's national champ and sixth a week ago. The Terps, beaten by UCLA, fell out of the top 10 while the Uclans moved from fourth to second. Also missing, despite a 13-0 victory over Syracuse, is Penn State. The Nittany Lions dropped to 12th from 10th. The complete top 10 lineup behind Oklahoma: 2, UCLA; 3, Wisconsin; 4, Iowa; 5, Purdue; 6, Duke; 7, Mississippi; 8, Notre Dame; 9, Southern California; 10, Ohio State. The leading teams with first- place votes in parentheses: 1. Oklahoma (77) 1.369 2. UCLA (20) 1,245 3. Wisconsin (.17) 1,086 4. Iowa (15t 1,073 5. Purdue (22) 1,016 6. Duke (3) 622 7. Mississippi (12) 543 Notre Dame 9 USC 10. Ohio State (1) 11. Rice 12. Penn State 13. Maryland 14. Florida (1) .... 15. Texas 16. West Va. 15) .... 17. Stanford 18. Minnesota 19-20 Tie Navy. Virginia Tech 467 297 294 270 244 145 140 130 115 76 12 Wisconsin's Story- Big Line and Ameche MADISON, Wis. (AP) —- Take a smashing fullback who has gained an average of nearly 100 yards in every game he's played, add a strong line, throw in two smart topnotch quarterbacks and you've got a football team that won't bow to many. That's the University of Wisconsin Badgers, ranked the third best team in the nation in this week's Associated Press poll. The fullback of course is Alan (The Horse) Ameche, a six foot. 210 pound charger who has picked up 2,928 yards In 30 games. Saturday The Horse ripped off 127 yards in 17 carries against Rose Bowl champion Michigan State— 16 times more yardage than the entire Spartan baclcfield could gnin. He went 28 yards for the game's only touchdown and the victory that boosted the Badgers up two notches in the national spotlight. Ameche, 21, has scored 18 touchdowns at Wisconsin and was the Big Ten's top ground gainer his first two years. He set a Wisconsin rushing mark of 945 yards in his sophomore year. Locklin was the standout in the Badger line that wrecked the Spartan ground game, yielding only eight yards. But the MSC backs didn't have a much easier time getting past center Gary Messner. tackles Bob Konovsky and John Dittrich, guard Norm Amundsen or end Jim Temp. And while most coaches will settle for one good quarterback Wisconsin has two—Jim Miller, top passer in the Big Ten last year, and Jim Haluska, the Badgers' 1952 Rose Bowl quarterback who was out last season because of a i smart ball against Michigan State, That's the nucleus of the team that might be the best Ivy Williamson has had in six successful years as Wisconsin coach. His over all record at Wisconsin in conference play is 21 victories, seven losses and four ties. His Badgers never have finished lower than fourth. Wisconsin meets undefeated Rice in the television game of the week this Saturday at Madison. Mays Will Play In Winter League NEW YORK (#)—Willie Mays, 23- year-old sensation of the world champion New York Giants, figures he has a lot to. learn about playing centerlield so he'll play winter baseball in the Puerto Rican league. "There a lot of things I have to learn about playing centerfield," said Mays yesterday after receiving permission to play with the Santurce club. And this from the National League batting champion who made "the" catch of the world series in snagging Vic Wertz's 450- foot fly at the Polo Grounds in the first game. Willie, however, will not have a chance to get over-worked since the Puerto Rican league schedule calls for only three games a week. Caruthersville Juniors Beaten Hayti Hands Cubs Third Straight Loss By 13-0 Scor« CARUTHERSVILLE ~ Hayti's junior Indians defeated thft Caruthersville junior High Cubs here last night 13-0. Scoring both touchdowns for Hayti was George Dean. Dean ran 22 yards to score the first touchdown in the opening quarter after George Cheshier ran from the Cubs' 40 to set up the play. The extra point try failed .... That was all the scoring in the first half with Hayti controlling the ball. In the third, Dean pushed two yards for a touchdown. Before that Elledge had taken the ball for Hayti on a 28 yard punt by the Cubs' Walter Hinze. Then Elledge gained two and that was followed by a 28 yard advance by Dean to put the ball on the Caruthersville two from where Dean smashed over. Cheshier kicked the extra point to give Daulton Rogers' Indians a 13-0 margin. Coach Jack Hopke's Cubs, with a record three losses, will go against Maiden's juniors next Monday. Hayti's juniors ,play host to Kennett next Monday. Lulu Perez Moves Up to Lightweights NEW YORK Uf)—from now on it's the lightweights for Lulu Perez, the little fancy Dan boier Irom Brooklyn. The 21-year-old speed demon cast aside his No. 5 ranking among the featherweights alter defeating Bobby Woods, tlje babyfaced lightweight from Spokane, at Eastern Parkway arena last night for his second straight victory in the heavier, division. Next on Lulu's agenda is a Nov. 26 meeting in Madison Square Garden with Prankie Ryll, unbeaten and ninth-ranking lightweight contender from Perez's own neighborhood. In the other network television bout of the night, Moses Ward, hard-hitting Detroit middleweight, floored Billy Kilgore twice en route to a unanimous IQ-round decision at the St. Nicholas Arena. The triumph earned the strong Negro a Nov. 1 bout with Bobby .Jones of Oakland, Calif., at St. Nicks. A 1-3 favorite like Perez, Ward weighed 16014 to Kilgore'j 165tt. Wallace Moon. St. Louis Cardinals centerflelder, speaks mildly for a Texan. The first time he walked to the plate as a major leaguer he hit a home run. "Best ball I ever hit," he said, then shut up. The forfeit victory which the Phillies received over the Cardinals on July 18 was the first In the .najors since 1949. 49'ers Scream Dirty Football After Tie Game with Rams TALL ORDER—With the retirement of George Mikan, six-foot nine-inch Clyde Lovcllctte wonders whether he can nil Mr. Basketball's shoes with the Minneapolis Lakers. (NBA) Rough Mat Bout Ends in Disqualification Things got so rough hi the six- man Lag match feature of Lhe American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium that, match officials had to step in and slop the bout. Referee Bunk Harris, minus half his clothes and with his puffed face hurting, stopped the bout, after 25 minutes of action in the third fall and, after much confusion, awarded the decision to the team of I-ee Fields, Don Fields and Charlie Can The losers in the disqualification action, Charley Keene, Al Getz and Walter Sirois, turned the bout into a rough house in the third fall. They began by showing their dislike for Referee Harris, cuffing him around the ring and at the same time trying to work on the Fields brothers and Carr. But after 25 minutes of this, Harris decided he had about all he could take, stopped the match and attempted to call it no contest However, after much confusion in which local wrestling officials got into the act, he awarded the decision to the Fields brothers nnc Carr. The bout was one of the longest, held here in some time. The first fall lasted 18 minutes with Getz Sirois and Keene the winners. The second went 12 minutes with the Fftlds brothers and Carr emerging the winners. In the preliminary bouts Keene defeated Don Fields. Car won over etz and Lee Fields beat Sirois. Johnny Saxton Is Jail Bound NEW YORK W)—Johnny Saxton is slat-ed 10 go to jail Oct. 21, even il he should happen to be the world Los Angeles Coach Denies Charge; 3 Key Players Hurt SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tony Morabito, owner of the San Francisco 49crs, accuses Los Angeles' professional Rams of "dirty football" and warns: "U that's the kind of football they want, that's what they'll get." | Morabit spoke out following Sun-' day's dramatic 24-24 tie between the two clubs in Los Angeles—and with three key 40ers injured, two so severely they may be out for the season. Bell Scolded Rams Ram Coach Hampton Poo! vigorously denied Morabito's charges. Morablto's charge came only a week alter Bert Bell, commissioner of the National Football League, rapped the Rams for unsportsman- like behavior for using an old-fashioned sleeper pass play to stnvt their 48-0 rout of the Baltimore Colts in Baltimore Sept. 26. Bell said any similar' incident would bring an unsportsmanlike welterweight boxer by that time. Saxton, 24, was given a $600 fine and 15 days In Jail yesterday after he pleaded guilty to ignoring a dozen traffic tickets for violations such as speeding and Illegal park- Ing over the past 10 months. At the request of his lawyer, however, his jail sentence wos postponed until after his fight with Kid Gavl- lan in Philadelphia on Oct. 20. Chief City Magistrate John M. Murtagh said Saxton must go to jail the next day whether or not he wins the championship light. conduct penalty. Pool denied sleeper Skeet Quin- Inn was illegally hidden out at Baltimore. Of Morablto's churge, he told the Southern California Football Writers Assn. yesterday: Disappointment? "I didn't see anything bordering on dirty football. I think Morn- bito's statement was due to his strong disappointment over the tie. Otherwise he wouldn't have made it." Pool, who also had oue player injured, said he talked to 40er Coach Buck Shaw and his assistants after the ^ame "and they made no mention that they thought the game was dirty." Morabito and 49er Captain Bruno Banduccl took a much different view, however. "I never saw a dirtier bunch of guys In my life," said Banducci. "The next time we play them, we'll eat nails before the game, not to get rougher, but to get dirtier." The two teams meet in San Praa- cisco Nov. 7. Chris Carpenter, a guard on (fa University of North Carolina football team, Is the oldest man on the squad. He is 25 years old. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. Announcing Election November 2 for Alderman-3rd Ward Your support la needed for a progressive city government. Jimmy (J. 0.) Lentz World War II Veteran Industrious—Ca pubic—Sincere DOtlAR-WlSE? THEN IT'S MAYTAG FOR YOUI 129 °5 k. Mortar OWtak 1*7.. J Adams Appliance Co. 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And then, there are those admiring friends and neighbors who usually drop by to welcome a new Cadillac to its new hom«—and to get « personally conducted "tour" of the car from its owner. But, perhaps best of all, there's the deep personal thrill that comes to a man when he first contemplates his own Cadillac in his own driveway. It gives him a genuine sense of satisfaction to rcah'/.e that he possesses one of the world's most sought-after products—and a feeling of gratitude to know he has been able to provide his family with Cadillac's great comfort and luxury and safety. Yes, it's a unique and wonderful experience to bring a new Cadillac home. And we honestly feel that the motorist who is privileged to enjoy this experience in 195-1 is in for a very special treat. Kor the car is now more wonderful to drive . . . and more beautiful to behold . . . and more inspiring to own than ever before. Why not stop in soon—and let us show you what we mean? 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