The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1955 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 7, 1955
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLTTHETTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER T, 198B After Saturday's Madness Six Major Bowl Berths Still Open By ED WILK.S The Associated Press The bowl selectors, who should'a stayed in bed for all they learned last Saturday, take another look at the somewhat curdled cream of the hopefuls this Saturday as college football takes a crack at determining conference champions. At least six major bowl berths are open, with the Cotton. Sugar and Gator. Bowl committees still I unsure who they'll wind "P with. And after Illinois bounced Michigan from the unbeaten-untied ranks 25-6 last Saturday, the Rose Bowl can't print tickets yet. either. Time was when It looked like Michigan vs. UCLA at Pasadena. The UCLANs still are going strong after shelling College of Pacific 34-0 in a non-league game Saturday but now Michigan State, beaten only by Michigan, has poked into the Big 10 picture. It looks like the Big 10 choice hinges on the Nov. 19 showdown between Ohio State and Michigan. Ohio State, the current leader. is ineligible to return to the Rose Bowl even if it repeats as Big 10 champ. With Michigan playing weak sister Indiana this weekend,, Michigan State has to smack Min-| nesota and hope for an Ohio State: victory next week since the Spar-! tans play one less game thaiij Michigan. 3 Left Unbeaten Maryland, teamed with Oklahoma and West Virginia as thej last of the major unbeaten-and-untied teams, can settle a bowl and! Longkorn-Frog Winner May Host Cotton Bowl By HAROLD V. KATLIFF The Associated Press The Southwest Conference'football race has three weeks to go but Texas Christian | and Texas may be fighting for the Cotton Bowl host spot in their game at Austin. ' Either of these could win the conference championship but that would depend on Texas A&M losing a game and who's to say the hustling Aggies, who have reached the showdown leading the league by a halfgame, will do it. A&M is barred from the Cotton Bowl even if It wins the championship because the Aggies are on probation for violating the recruiting rules. Thus, who's going to finish second is of prime in- terest because that team is due to get the Cotton Bowl bid. The Aggies clung to the top last week as they virtually eliminated Southern Methodist with a 13-2 triumph. Saturday they meet the stumbling Rice Owls, now resting in the cellar without a sign of a victory, at Houston. If A&M wins this one it will face Texas at College Station Thanksgiving Day with the championship likely riding on the result. Santee's Appeal Due For Hearing Soon KANSAS CITY (fl—The Missouri Valley AATJ's Board of Managers probably will hear Wes Santee's appeal on his suspension some time this month. • America's fastest miler was suspended last Sunday by the Missouri Valley AAU Registration Committee. He was found guilty of accepting excessive expense allowances for three meets in California last May. Santee filed his appeal last week Yesterday the Missouri Valley's Executive Committee considered the runner's cose in a lengthy closed session. The session was a formality for clearing the way for the appeal. . No date wft.s announced but it was understood the hearing would come prior to the AAU's national convention in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 1-4. Santee, now a Marine lieutenant stationed at Quantico, Va., has run the mile in 4:00.5. If his appeal is turned down It would keep him out of the Olympics as well as other AAU events. The National Board of Governors can be appealed to if the Missouri Valley board upholds the suspension. 29 Teams Remain Unbeaten in US; 3 Major Ones NEW YORK (fp) — There still are 20 unbeaten, untied college football teams in the nation, but only three of them—Maryland. Oklahoma and West Virginia—are rated as major outfits. Maryland has a perfect record in eight games and Oklahoma and West Virginia in seven each. The majors lost one member last Saturday when Illinois defeated Michigan 25-6. Others on the unbeaten list include the college of Eniporia, East Missouri State and Missouri Valley College. Missouri Valley has played seven games and the other two schools eight. Much still can happen, however, to make that game insignificant. A loss by A&M would shove the winner of the Texas-Texas Christian game into the lead. Texas j Christian has three more games to play, though, and the Horned Progs might be on the outside loocking in by the time the last ones are played. I Txas climbed into second place' last week as it edged Baylor 21-20 Walt Fondren's three points after touchdown. Rice was being definitely eliminated from consideration when the Owls lost their fourth game in a row, this one to Arkansas 10-0. Horned Frogs Idle Texas Christian was idle and fell into third place ns a result. Southern Methodist plays Arkansas sit Dallas Saturday, the game probably meaning nothing in the championship picture. SMU has lost two while Arkansas has lost two and tied one. Baylor's Bears, who have just been eliminated with a third straight conference loss, rest up this week, trying to pull their battered forces together for a salvaging finish aeainst Southern Methodist and Rice. The standings: Conference W L T Pet. Pis, Texas A&M Texas TCU Arkansas SMU Baylor Rice A TCU Texas A&M Arkansas Texas Baylor SMU Rice 3 0 1 .875 3 1 0 .750 21 O.GG7 2 2 I .500 120 .333 130 .250 0 3 0 .000 Games 6 1 0 .857 611 .813 4 3 1 .563 440 .500 440 .500 340 .420 2 4 1 .375 title "question" Saturday by be ing Clemson. Actually, there's little question the Terps, who in; Louisiana State their 13th trai,, victim last weekend 13-0, can t te the Clemsons, the Atlantic Co: Conference title and the Gran Bowl berth in one easy sweep. Oklahoma fills the other half nf the Orange Bowl bill, after bei awarded the Big 7 Conferen crown before the season ev opened. Nebraska is the Ic: "threat" to the Sooners and 1 Huskers may be shucked by Col< ado this week while Oklahon makes Iowa State its 27t h till victim. Nebmska beat Iowa St: 10-7 while Oklahoma was blankii Missouri 20-0 last Saturday. ; West Virginia comes in for an-! other look by the bowl selector- j Saturday against Pitt. The Moun- i t ameers won their third straight! Southern Conference crown Ia.-t; weekend, but may have left the selectors skeptical in their mere 13-7 decision over George Wash-! ington. ! The bowl committees also make a second study of the Southeast-; ern and Southwest Conferences this weekend. N*o Help Here t Georgia Tech and Tennessee 1 ^ave the selectors little help, tjv : playing a 7-7 tie. Auburn and Mississippi State didn't prove much either, although Auburn won 27-26.. Only Kentucky provided an obvious' decision — the Wildcats were. whipped by Vanderbilt 34-0. i Mississippi, w h i c h walloped j Memphis State 39-6. still looks to; repeat as SEC champ, but almost; everybody gets to stay in on the; act until the Rebels play Mississip- 1 pi State Nov. 26. j This week it's Tech against win- j less Alabama, Tennessee vs. Flor-' ida. Auburn-Georgia, Miss. State- LSU and Mississippi-Houston (a: non-conference foe). ; Texas Aggies Ineligible The Southwest champ is the Cotton Bowl host in a normal year. but. with the present leader, Texa.s A&M on probation, the runner-up gets a chance if need be. Texas and Texas Christian play the bit: game this week. If Texas, a so-so. 21-20 winner over Baylor last Saturday, gets past TCU it could set up a title showdown between the Longhorns and Aggies Thanksgiving Day. Elsewhere, Yale and Prince ton could settle, .the Ivy League title this -weekend. Yale jarred Army 14-12 Saturday when Princeton was stunned 7-6 by Harvard. Op. Idaho State won the Rocky MOUM- 58 32 tain title, last weekend by whip- 93 79 ping Colorado Mines 27-13. Color- 70 '25 ado A&M mets Utah for the Sky- 64 78 line championship Saturday. 40 32 Notre Dame, the major Uidepen- 58 88 dent with a 6-1 record after toying 14 63 with Pcnn last weekend 46-14, invades North Carolina this week. 191 58 Navy, which shared a role among 134 56 the nation's top teams with Notre 113 95 Dame before being tied by Duke 148 159 7-7 last weekend, next plays Co- 131 124 lumbia—a restful reprieve after 93 89 facing the Irish and Blue Devils 91 109 on successive Saturdays. OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD—It's an official's time out in a high school game between Belpre and Rutland, 0., teams. The referee. Coach Bill Whctsell of Marietta College, got too close to a play and was knocked out. He was revived by a colleague and the game continued. idle Swink Still Has Ec'ge Over AAoore DALLAS (AP) — Halfback Jim Swink of Texas Christian >vas idle last week but he still maintains a 200-yard edge over Arkansas' Henry .Moore in'Southwest Conference rushing. However. Svvink' lo-sl his lead in ( Swir.k's 8nl yards is more than total offense to Southern Methodist! 200 better than Moore. Moore has Quarterback John Roach lest a j played in eight games and Swink varris rushing, bill gained 97 yards has been in only seven, so there Best Showing Of Year, Says General Jack By ADKEN I'OOI'KR FAYETTEVILLK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks' 10-0 victory over Rice Saturday apparently was not a complete surprise to Coach Jack Mitchell — just another step, although a big one, in the steady improvement in a team that started out with a new system. Punt returns, a weakness in previous Razorback games, were a big factor in keeping the Rice Owls pinned down almost the entire game near their own goal line. Don Horton and Rogers Ovcrbey carried the punts back deep into! Rice territory and Arkansas' suv-i age defense kept the Owls bottled! up so close to their goal line that j Coach Jess Neely's boys couldn't! open up. j Long Kicks Helped ( "Other teams we have played j had shorter kicks," Mitchell said.: "The long Rice punts worked toj our advantage because it gave usj time to get set. The boys have beenj working hard on punt returns for; weeks — now it's beginning to pay' off." For the second straight week, the loss of a starter has produced a new star I'or .the Porkers. Before the Texas A&M game, tackle Billy thing instinctively." Although the Razorbacfcs dirtn't run up a big score, they always seemed in control of the situation. Rice entered Arkansas territory only one time — a 42-yard advance Unit ended with a fumble on tha Arkansas 22. Grid Picks Winner Misses 7 In another hectic Saturday which left most football prognosticates shaking their heads in disbelief. Gene Hancock. 500 E. Rose. Blythe- Ray Smith was suspended 'for dis-[ vi n ( , i <,j,,j mK i (i, e courier News' $10 ciplinavy reasons and George Be-! p ,.j z j bv pj c i;i ng 17 out of 24 games quette moved up to the first unit. cor rcct"and missed the score on the He was the outstanding lineman .M i£5issip pj State-Auburn game by against Texas A&M. j ollly scra , poijiu . Don Horton was advanced to the Ross Caru ii e O f Osceola. who also- starting team against Rice after: mi5St , d sev en. finished second be- left halfback Joe Thomason was, raus( , hc mjssod on estimated score I injured and shelved for the season. | b H pnlnt s. Auburn edged Mis- Hprton ran back two punts for j <^ s , 1; pi state •'7- 9 G 71 yards, threw two passes for 1M !* 'nam-oct's ' "sc.'en misses were: yards and was the top detensive Y ale-Army, Duke-Navy, Illinois- passing for a net of 72 against Tex- Best Showing "It was perhaps our best showing Michigan. Georgia Tech-Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Kentucky. Houston-Tulsa and Wilson-Osceola. Newcomer Booked For Mat Proram appears little chance of the flying _. . _ _ . .__ Christian halfback being overtaken, i of the year," Mitchell said after Winners of Saturdays games — ... . ... werfi , Au i JU1Tli Arkansas. Texas A.& M. Yale. Duke-Navy, tie; Tulane, Miami, Illinois. Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska. Georgia Tech-Tennessee, tie; Vanderbilt, Maryland, West Virginia, BIytheville, Wilson- Osceola, tie; Colorado A&M, Keiser, "Roac'i now ha- 873 yards on 16ti Moore has gained 629 yards on 114 j watching the game again on film. plays and that's ^ yards better than j carries. Moore made 96 yards against ••"*- -— *» -*—,»— <• - ~r Swink. who only runs. j nice Saturday. . -. .' .— i Joe Clements, the Texas passer, j also is having trouble holding the I le.iri in that department. Clements pot, only 73 yards against Baylor so Roach moved up to within 14 '.nrds of him. Clements has completed 55 passes in 9S throws for "To me. the outstanding feature of the game was the vicious tackling of our boys. The linemen also looked good on offense. They looked quick and sharp. Also, they are learning how to carry out their assignments without thinking — that is. they are doing the right! Wisconsin and North Carolina. t 685 yards. Roach has connected on ! 45 of 106 for 671. Top Punter Anoiher newcomer makes hi.s debut here Monday night when Promoter Mike Meroney once a^air. '. presents a six-man tag; bout as the • feature attraction of the Amei'K'ani Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling matches. ' ' Gene Bauman is his name and . he is i-cheduled to tram up u-iih ' John Silvers and Karl Kuwalski in ; the feature attraction. j Opposing them will be Dick , Steinborn, Steve Novak and Joe j Welch, i Baunuui coiner to BIytheville ! highly regarded as a top drawer . veteran of .several yours in the pro- ' fessional circles. Bauni^n iias appeared in some o! the la re e :•--:• ciue=> ' of the Mid-West and Eiist. Steinborn and Novak made their debuts here last week in a .-.ix-imui bout and quickiy won the affection . of BIytheville fans. Three one-fall preliminary bout.- are also on the card wit-h Welch meeting Kowalski. Novak uiti.'m on Bauman and Steinborn meeting Silvers. Roach leads two departments besides total offense. He tops the It'lliiue in minting with an average of 41.5 yards, on 19 kickp and he's the No." 1 punt returner with an merape of 18.3 yards on eight runbacks. M'?nan Schriewer of Texas is well in front in pass-receiving. He has t-nuiiht 17 for 243 yards. Texas Christian still is the team leader in offense with an average of 333.7 yards per game. Southern Methodist has the best defensive record, allowing its opponents only only 203.7 yards per contest. Tough Year for UA Cagers, Says Rose F AYETTE VILLE— The Southwest Conference' most coach successful basketball Glen Rose of Arkansas — begins his 13th season at the helm of the Razorbacks and once again his material is a challenge to the coaching ability of the one-time Razorback great. Through a dozen campaigns in a split-tenure thai, covers 1934-1942 and 1^53 to the present. Rose has maintained a remarkable .713 percentage for all games and a. .700 mark for 144 Southwest Conference contests. His 12 teams have finished ]-2 on eight occasions — including five championships — and he holds the advantage over ^very rival in the league. Height Lacking For the 1955-56 season, the former three-time All-SWC performer (1926-1-8). faces his toughest schedule of all time and another heterogeneous squad lacking height and finesse. Pew are those, however, who count ,the 13th Rose-edition out of the SWC scramble, After Ifl seasons away from his alma mater (four of those at Stephen F. Austin where his success was equally great), Glenn returned in 1953 to start another Razorback cage re-building program. The '52 unit was the first Porker team ever to finish below .500 in SWC wars — and Rose was the popular choice to revive Arkansas. With the same material returning in his first year back Ilose took his first losing season us a. basketball coach in stride — but that's where the drouth ended. He started the road back in his 1954 campaign, winning 13 against 10 losses and finishing third In the conference with a 6-6 record. Forecasting a poor season last year, he was proven wrong when his hustling Porkers grabbed n second- place tie with TCU for an 8-4 mark m loop play. The year was brought .to a climax with an all-time conference record-breaking 110-89 win over the powerful Horned Frogs at Fort VVoLh. Few of his 144 conference games have been ns thrilling — and perhaps no other win so delighted the usually solemn Glen. Six Lcttermen Rose reviews his 13th Arkansas team with unusual reserve. He'll have six lettermen returning from last year's club plus a service returnee who lettered on his post-war team. The seven first re paired with ,two returning squad- men and only four sophomores. "I don't know when an Arkansas squad has faced a tougher assignment — especially considering our lack of height and overall size." states Rose. "The tallest man with any experience on our squad is only 6-4 — and thfll'fi about it,. Last year only two or three teams in the conference had a real height advantage over us — this season everyone has a big man but Arkansas." Rose sees the 1955-56 conference race as "definitely" headed by Southern Methodist (last year's champions) followed closely by Baylor. Texas Christian, Rice and probably Texas. The Arkansas cage genera! admittedly knows little about the Texas A&M alignment — because of new Junior college strength nnd a new coach — but "undoubtedly the Aggies will be tougher and they bent us once last year." Hustle, Sent m ble About the Arkansas situation. Rose had this to say, "We'll just have to scramble again, hustle just ns hard, work the backboards as hard as we can — and hope that our percentage isn't ever too bad That's asking a lot." he admits He could have added, 'he same bmation almost won the crown | center Charlie Brown. The . four last season. The lettermen returning are 'A F J- time top scorer and All-Conference n o m i n e e Jerald Burnett. 5-11 guard; Buddy Smith, 6-4 forward; Walter "Pete" Butler, 6-4 center; •Joe KreLsehmar, 6-0 guard; Joe nickson. 6-3 gilard; And Terry Day, G-4 forward. Manuel whitleV, 6-4 center-forward, returns from two years of Army ball as a seventh Ictterman. Squadmen include 6-5 forward Johnny Crawford and 6-9 sophs are 6-5 center Wayne Dunn; 6-2 guard Stanley Williams; 6-0 guard Freddy Grim: and 5-9 »uard Edgar Dozier. Barnett and Smith are cocaptains. The Porkers open their season on December 1 with SB Oklahoma — NAIB fimUlsts this past sprint.- Non-conference games this year are with Tulsa and St. Louis i Missouri Valley co-titlists), Oklahoma U.. Oklahoma A&M, Missouri, Phillips "66" and Mississippi. For Continued Progress- Under a sound, business-like administration. Re-Elect E. R. "Rabbit JACKSON Politiral Ad Paid for by E. R. Jackson II BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nov. 7 8:15 p.m. Dick Steinborn, Steve Novak and Joe Welch —Vs.— Adult* 50c — Children I5c Three 1-Fall Matches: Welch vs. Kowalski Gene Bauman, John Silver* and Karl (Killer) Kowalski 90 Minute Ttm* Limit — B««t 2 oat of 3 Fafe Novak vs. Bauman Steinborn vs. Silvers 30 Minute Time Limit YOUR CAR NOW! 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