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MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Southern Cal and Ohio State Eye Rose Bowl Big 10, PCC Upstarts Planning Jan. 1 Date By ED WILKS The Associated P««» With the annoying smog blown out to sea, the air over Los Angeles was diffused with the scent of roses today and unless the air around the Scioto River is especially heavy, you could smell the same aroma in Columbus, Ohio. Bratton Returns To Ring Tonight Veteran Welterweight Meets Varono in St. Nicholas Arena By JACK HAND The Associated Press Johnny Bratton, who has been in drydock since he was suspended for a lackadaisical performance against Johnny Saxton at Philadelphia Feb. 24, gets back to work tonight at New York's St. Nicholas Arena against Chico Varona of Havana. Bratton blames his Philadelphia trouble on Saxton,. whom he describes as "the fightingless fighter 1 ever encountered," according to Willie Gilienberg's press release After watching Saxton win the title from Kid Gavilan last Wednesday, who can say Bratton Is wrong? For a short time, Bratton held the National Boxing Assn. version of the welter title. Now that Saxton has taken over, Bratton again has championship ambitions. It has been proved quite convincingly in Chicago last year that he had no chance of ever beating Oavilari. Bratton takes a career record of 59-22-3 into the St. Nick's bout, to be televised by Du Mont in some parts of the country. Varona has a 5S-16 record. Carmelo Costa, unbeaten Brooklyn featherweight, tops the card at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway tonight against Rudy Garcia of Los Angeles. Costa answered some of the questions that had been asked about him when he shook off Gene Smith's solid punches and came on to win in his last start. In 26 pro bouts, Costa has 23 victories and 3 draws. Garcie won the California feather crown in his last start, beating Al Cruz. The hput will be carried on ABC television. • It may be only the last week in October elsewhere, but in those two spots it's Jan. 1, 1955, and Southern California and Ohio State, a pair of upstarts in the Pacific Coast and Big Ten conferences, are battling in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans-and the Buckeyes got past big threats this past weekend to remain unbeaten in their leagues. And at this stage of the season, that's enough to start the bowl drums. After surprising California 29-27 last Saturday, Southern Cal now needs only a form performance against Oregon State, Stanford and Washington in conference play. The Trojans then wind up against UCLA, -the big, bad defending PCC champs—but they need only finish as the runner-up to the title- favored Uclans, who can't return to the Rose Bowl, to gain the New Year's Day date. Orcjon Stale Next Southern Cal gets started on the last lap this Saturday against Oregon State, which was mauled by UCLA, the nation's No. 3 team, 61-0. Ohio Stale, which beat California 17-14 in the 1950 Rose Bowl, moved out of its dark horse role ast weekend by b r atlng previously undefeated and second-ranked Wisconsin 31-14. For a return to the Pasadena classic, the fourth- ranked Buckeyes now must dispose of Northwestern, a suspected aatsy; Purdue, a possible upset- ler; and Michigan, a bonafide challenger. Northwestern, beaten by Pitt 14-7 last weekend, opposed Ohio State this Saturday. Once-beaten Michigan made it a two-team race in the Big Ten With its 34-0 rout of Minnesota, previously unbeaten and No. 8 in the nation. The Wolverines take on Indiana this Saturday on the way to what may be a winner-take-all showdown with Ohio State Nov. 20, Porks Upset Ole Miss The Cotton Bowl also apparent- y will have an unexpected entry New Year's Day now in Arkansas. The Razorbacks, No. 7 nationally, added to their unbeaten record i vith a clear-cut 6-0 success over ' Athletics New Owners Press For Approval .PHILADELPHIA (If)—A representative of the new owners of the Philadelphia Athletics left for Chicago today to seek American League approval of the four-million-dollar deal which prevented transfer of the A's to Kansas City. The agreement transferring ownership of the team from the Mack family to an eight-man syndicate was completed early today when Eoy Mack signed the legal document; His brother Earle signed just before him. The brothers olso signed for their father Connie. Atty. Alfred Luongo said he would present the agreement to League President William Harridge today It was expected Harridge would be asked to make a telephone check of the other club owners in the league for their assent. Caruthersville Cubs in Action Juniors to Play Kennert Tonight in Homecoming Contest By Sonny Sanders CAROTHERSVIliE—The Junior High Cubs will play host to Kennett's juniors at the high schoo field here Monday night. It'll be the Cubs homecoming game and festivities will include the crowning of the Junior High Homecoming Queen at half time The junior's queen is Diana Daulton. Kickoff time will be 7:00 p. m. Caruthersville will be trying for it's first win in the season's lasi game. The Cubs have lost their three previous contests which include a 20-6 decision to the Kennett Junior High team. Jack Hopke is the Caruthersville coach while Bob Dawson coaches the Kennett team. Here is Caruthersville's probable lineup: Mitchell, left end: Warren left tackle; Brltton. left guard; Walls, center; McCullough. right guard; Collins, right tackle; Bratcher, right end; Thompson or Thrasher, quarterback; Hinze, left half; Meales, right half, and Sawyer, full back. Here is Kennett's probable lineup: Mays, left end; McHaney, left tackle; Lambers, left guard; Burns, center; Gargas, right guard; Shelton, right tackle; Byrd, right end; Parr, quarterback; Robinson left half; Darden, right half; and S< ton, fullback. Wild azaleas of the Great Smokes often display different-colored blossoms on the same branch. fifth-ranked Mississippi. The Bazorbacks will be trying for their fourth Southwest Conference victory against Texas A&M Saturday. Then only Rice and SMU would stand between Arkansas and the bowl bid. Oklahoma, the nation's No. 1 :eam, plays the once-ambitious Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday after taking it easy against fellow Big Seven member Kansas State 21-0 last w e e k e n d. The Buffs, lopeful of an upset in the Big Seven, were upset themselves and bowed to Nebraska 20-6. UCLA has California on the list his Saturday. HELPING OUT — Another youngster who is aiding the Chicks this year is Bob Robertson, a reserve guard who has seen little game action but has missed but little action on the practice field. Bob is one of the unsung heroes of the Chicks' camp who gives his talent to help sharpen up the boys who do get into game action. (Courier News Plioto) Reds Out to Smash All Track Records By STERLING SLAPPEY LONDON (AP) — Russian athletes broke or bettered 15 world track and field records in the last 15 months and their avowed aims is to smash every mark in the book. There are approximately 80 generally recognized men and women's rack and field records. At, the rate he Russians are going they could dominate athletics and surpass the American total of about 25 records even before the Olympics in Mel- lourne m 1956. However, it looks like the Soviets must change gears before they con- inue on their course of domination. Negro Women On Mat Card Another doubje main event .card. featuring two Negro women wrestlers and a tag match with four top notch male heavyweights, has been lined up for the American Legion's bouts" at Memorial Auditorium tonight. The two Negro women, Ethel Johnson and Kathleen Wimberly, will square off In a best two of three falls bout tht will go for one-hour. Then the second feature Lester Welch and Lee Fields are slated to go against Eddie Malone and Walter Sirlos in a 90-minute time limit tag bout. . This will be the second time that Negro women wrestlers have appeared Here. A similar bout about a year ago drew a capacity crowd which yelled its approval of the match. The tag match Is expected to be a rough affair with Malone and Sirios renewing an old grudge with Fields and Welch. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Maudrec Henderson Moreland, Pltf. vs. Clovis Moreland, Dft. WARNING ORDER The defendant, Clovis Moreland, is warned to appear in the Chancery Court within thirty days and answer complaint of the plaintiff. Maudree Hend.erson Moreland. Witness my hand and seal of Slid Court this the H6h day of October, 19M. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By ERNESTINE PETERSON. D.C. * 10/18-36-11/1-8 Water is a commodity so precious that no tyrant has ever dared deny The earliest records of our civilization are linked to the spring and the walerhole, the river and the well. The Children of Israel faltered in the wasteland and were ready to revolt until Moses struck the rock and brought forth a spring. Wars have been fought over water rights and once mighty nations have vanished because their water resources failed. Men have battled to the death over the last few drops in a canteen. Formidable fortresses, impregnable in other respects, have fallen because of an insufficient water supply. Ships' masters have had to risk the destruction of their vessels and the slaughter of their crews because water shortages forced landings on Families have given up their homes and deserted their properties because of failing wells and dried-up water courses. London was virtually destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century and Chicago reduced to ashes in 1871 because sufficient water could not be delivered to the right place at the right time. What is water worth? Water is beyond price—so far beyond price that water is free of all Blytheville Water Co. "Wottr ft Your Chtapest Commodity" Among track and field experts in Europe who have numerous contacts with the Russians there is the opinion that the tempo of the Russians' Only San Francisco Claims Undefeated Record in NFL 49'ers Lead League After 17-0 Win Over Detroit Lions By JOE RK1CHLER Thft Associated Press San Francisco's power-packed 49ers owned a triple distinction today: 1. They are the only undefeated eleven in the National Football League. 2. They are in undisputed possession of first place In the Western Division for the first time this eason. 3. They are the only team to defeat Uie defending champion Detroit Lions in nearly a year. The 49ers ground out a thrilling; 37-31 Victory yesterday that jnrrcd the Lions out o! the lead and into second place. An overflow crowd of 59.600 thnt jammed San Francisco's Kezar Stadium cheered itself hoarse as the Wers burst into a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and never were headed although they had to stave off a desperate last-period rally by Detroit. Tittle Leads AlUck y. A. Tittle, qunrterbacklng with a cast on his broken left hand, and full back Hugh McElhenny. running like an unbroken colt, led Frisco's explosive attack. Tittle passed for two touchdowns and McElhenny reeled off runs of 60 and 34 yards to snap Detroit's 10-game winning streak. It was a great afternoon for drive will slow down In the next year or two while a younger group of athletes Is brought up to world standard. Too Old Russian officials themselves confirm that the present track and field squad which acts as the Russian national tea mis too old to compete successfully against, the Americana in Melbourne. 'I would estimate that 10 per cent of our present team will go to Melbourne, Gabriel Kozobkoff, Russian coach, Said in London during the recent London-Moscow track meet which Moscow won easily. 'These athletes are not good enough. Many of them will be past their best years by the time of the Melbourne Olympics," he said. 'Americans and Russians will meet directly at Melbourne and to meet the Americans in athletics you must be at your best. Russia the United States are the two best athletic nations and I would not say who will win." quarterbacks, especially for veterans Charlie Conerly. Olto Graham and George. Blanda. Conevly, enjoying his best ->f seven professional seasons With New York, literally tossed the Giants into n three- way tie for first place in the Eastern Division. Chuckin' Charlie pulsed for three touchdowns in a 24-7 triumph over Washington's hapless Redskins. Sleelcrs Beat Eagles Pittsburgh made the three-way tie possible Saturday night, defeating the Eagles 17-7 on the passing of Jim Finks and the running of Lynn Chandnois. Graham passed to a touchdown and scored two more while leading Cleveland to Its 10th straight victory over the Chicago Cardinal! 35-3. High-powered running by Paul (Tank) Younger and Dan Towler offset a tremdndous one-m a n show by Chicago's Blanda and spearheaded the Rams to a free- scoring 42-38 victory over *na Bears. Blanda completed 28 aerials for 328 yards and hurling four of Chicago's five touchdowns. A recovered fumble in the third period set up a Green Bay touchdown that gave the Packers a 7-6 triumph over the Baltimore Orl- olftS. 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