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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15. 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE KIN! Bowl Picture Clearer As Season Nears End fOnly USC Assured Of Trip ARKANSAS .OUTDOORS \A ** Arkansas &me ft fish Commission Duck Season Opens Wednesday But Most Areas Needing Water LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When the smoke and dust settle after the initial blasts of shotgun fire at noon Wednesday, the annual, duck season in Arkansas will have officially opened. The duck kill during the first days f of this year's season is expected to be light with water conditions at the present time the poorest in many years. Executive Secretary T. A. McAmls estimates that less than one-fifth of the State's available duel: shooting areas will have sufficient water to attract either ducks or hunters unless additional rainfall changes the picture. Some of the best private green timber shooting areas are still dry, and even most of the reservoirs are handicapped by lack of water. Peck- envood Lake, for instance, which normally contains about 6,000 acres oi water, now has only about 1,200 acres. • The . Commission's -recently developed public shooting grounds, like practically all other areas, are greatly in need of rain, but considering all public and private areas as a whole, the public shooting areas are actually in better than average condition. Big Lake Getting: Water ""Water is now being pumped from Slack River Into the 13,000 acre Black Elver Area, and approximately 1,200 acres are expected to be flooded and available by the opening of the season on November 17. ."• The 12,000 acre area at Big Lake in Mississippi County is also being flooded by gravity flow from the State Line Ditch, which should 'flood approximately 3,000 acres. The natural flow of the St. Francis River is now providing about 2 000 acres in the St. Francis Sunken Lands area in Poinsett and Oraighead Counties. • Only a small part of the huge 31,000 acre Bayou Meto Area has been flooded, but dams are ready to hold water on over 7,000 acres whenever there is sufficient rainfall. A pump Is being sent to pump water from Fourche La Pave River to flood the 1,200 acre Nimrod Waterfowl Area in Yell County. A substantial rain would flood most of the remaining enclosed acreage in these partially filled shooting areas in addition to providing water for such of the Commission's other public shooting areas as Dagmar in Monroe County, Seven Devils Lake in Drew County, and the incompleted Boi« d'Arc Area in Hempstead County the Petit" Jean Area in Yell- Coun,y, and the Harris Brake Area in Perry County. Rain Needed Despite present poor prospects additional rainfall during the early part of the 55-day Kason which doesn't end until January 10th I expected to bring over-all hunting success up to or even beyond las year's standard. Duck hunters are reminded that with the exception of opening day on Wednesday, November 11, when shooting begins at 12:00 noon, shooting hours for the rest of the season will be one-half hour before sunrise and one hour before sun set. Shooting hours for the firs seven days of the season will be as follows: Nov. 11—12:00 noon—4:04 p.m Nov. 18— 6:15 a.m.—4:03 p.m. Nov. 19— 6:16 a.m.—4:02 p.m. Nov. 20— 6:17 a.m.—1:02 p.m. Nov. 21— 6:18 a.m—4:01 p.m. Nov. 22— 6:19 a.m.—4:01 p.m Nov. 23— 6:20 a.m.-4:01 p.m. The daily bag limit on ducks foul-, and the possession limit is eight. The season has been closed on wood duck, which may not be taken this season. All guns mus be plugged so as not to hold more than three shells. • Hunters of the highfling goos will be pleased to learn that the Commission has adopted a new regulation setting aside an area in Arkansas, Monroe and . Prairie Counties as a Wild Goose Manage ment Area. It is hoped that thi protected area will be a measur able aid in increasing the goos population In the State. It shall b unlawful for any person to kli: harm or mairn by shooting, trap ping or otherwise, any wild gees in the protected management are which has been designated as fol lows: That part of Arkansas County ly ing north of, Highway No. 79 an' east of Highway No. 11; that par of Monroe County lying north o Highway No. 78 and west of Whit River and that part of Prairi County lying east of Highway No 11, west of White River and south of Des Arc. Dell Cagers to Begin Play Tomorrow Night DELL — Dell High School's basketball teams, both boy and girls, open their 1954-55 season at home tomorrow nigh against teams from Marmaduke. The first game, between the two girls teams p.m is scheduled for 7:30 This very first ball game is extremely important for .Dell's boys as Marmaduke is the pre-season favorite to cop the District 3B championship. Marmaduke was runner-up in the district last season and has most of its last year's team back. Coach Bob Edwards of Dell's Blue Devils is hoping 'or a good showing agahist the strong Marmaduke aggregation to get his season off to a quick start. 2 Starters Back The Blue Devils have two starters back from last year's squad along with three other squad members. Back from last year's starting lineup will be Ted Jonnson, ft 6 guard, and Jack Stanley. Coach Edwards said that he expecting plenty of help from Do Peeples, a 6-4 returnee from la year's-squad who will run at th pivot this season. Dyess Friday Night David Cook and Charles Mlnyar are the other two squadmen of la year who are back in the El- Devils' camp this year. After tomorrow night's opener, tl-.e Blue Devils go to Dyess Friday night for a game with the Dyess Eagles, perennial District 3B powerhouse. By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Fresi The list of candidates for lie four major New Year's Jay bowl games was down to manageable proportions today ut there still was only one jam with its spot definitely ailed down. No matter what happens In its inal two games against UCLA and fotre Dame, Southern California will be the host in the Rose Bowl If they stop UCLA, the No. 1 team the country Saturday, they'll „,.! the Pacific Coast Conference itle. If they lose, UCLA will take he crown, but the Trojans, as unners-up, get the bid anyhow. UCLA played In the bowl last Jan. and is therefore ineligible this •ear. Otherwise, everything is up In he air. Poll May Be Needed Here's how they shape up: Rose Bowl Southern Call- ornia's Big Ten opponent will be determined Saturday when Ohio :tate and Michigan meet. If the undefeated Buckeyes, second in he weekly Associated Press poll win, they will get the bid. However, if Michigan wins, both earns would have 6-1 league records. A vote would have to be aken. In that case, the Wolver nes probably would be selected m the basis of having beaten Ohio State. Cotton Bowl — The Southwest Conference winner, which usually is decided on the last day of the season, Is the host team. Until last Saturday, Arkansas seemed to have it all sewed up. Southern Methodist beat the Razorbacks 21-14 and changed that. Now if SMU whips Baylor and Texas Christian, its last two foes, t is in. One loss and Arkansas, which has completed its league season, plays in the bowl. The visiting team probably will be the- club that finishes second 'the Southeastern Conference race. Ole MiM on Top Sugar Bowl — The Southeastern Conference champion makes the trip to New Orleans. Right now Mississippi Is in front with a 4-1 ADVANCE MAN Wednesday Night's Title Bout Headlines Week's Boxing Card Ex-Champ Jimmy Carter Tries To Regain Lightweight Crown Jimmy Carter, the return bout champion, aims for a record and 'a title Wednesday night when lie faces lightweight champion Paddy DeMarco in a television fight in San Francisco. Jimmy Carter, the return bout champion, alms for a record nnd a title Wednesday niBlvt .when he faces lightweight champion Paddy DeMarco in n television fight in Sim Francisco. The 30-year-old New Yorker lost the 135-pound crown and regained It once before. He's done the same thing often enough In nontltlc scraps. If he beats DeMarco—nnd he's favored to do so at 11-5 odds— Carter, of New YorK, will become the first lightweight chump to lose and regain the crown twice. Lost to Salas In May ISJJ "ie ..'dried the throne to Lnuro Salus but took It back In October. i DeMarco, a 26-year-old Brooklyn-' ite, oullmstled Carter all the way' to take the title In 15 rounds in New York last March. Their return bout was twice poslponert when DeMnrco suffered n vivas lUlnck and then injured nn elbow. Two FlKht Tonight Undefeated Gene (Cyclone) Fullmer, a 23-yeur-old undefeated middleweight from West Jordan, Utah, Leadlines the card at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight for the second week in a row. The hard-hitting Rocxy Mountain copper miner drubbed Jackie La Him at the Parkway last Monday night to make his record 3-0. opponent tonight Is Peter Muelltr. former German middle wetgM champion who I* making hi* U.i. debut. ABC will telecast at M p.OL, EST. Pawling? -n. Scortichlnl Welter weights Luther Rawllnf* of Chicago and Halo Scorttchini at Italy meet in another TV bout U- night. Their contrasting itylen should make this a lively »ff«lr. Du Mont will telecast tt 1« p.m., Athlete Scores on Turf With Pigskin, Horses By DEL BOOTH AP Newsfeatures COLUMBIA, S. C. — Sophomore Mackie Prickett, South Uarolina"s sudden sensation in football, has been eating high off the sports world hog since he was five. record and Rebels will the chances are the go on and take it, For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET We Deliver Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groeeriel 2-2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick barring an upset. They have to get by Mississippi State two weeks snce. Should State win, the survivor of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game would emerge the champion. Even if Mississippi loses to State, the Rebels would be the leading candidate for the Cotton Bowl. The second team in the Sugar Bowl probably .will be Arkansas or. SMU. whichever falls to make the Cotton Bowl. Maryland Again? Orange Bowl — The host in this one is the Atlantic Coast Confer ence champion. Maryland, las year's national champion, is striving to make a repeat appearance. The Terps lost to Oklahoma last year 7-0 and have finished their conference schedule with a 4-0-1 mark. Duke, currently sporting a 2-0 record, still must play South Carolina and North Carolina. If the Blue Devils win both, they'll show a 4-0 mark and will head for Miami. The opposition is bound to be easier than last year. Oklahoma, the perennial Big Seven champion, Is ineligible, having played in the game the past year. That leaves Nebraska and Kansas State still In contention. The 19-year-old St. Matthews whiz kid jockeyed South Carolina to an opening upset 34-20 win against Army In his first varsity football outing, has been going strong on the gridiron ever since. Quick success off the gridiron alls nothing new to this shock- haired youngster with the speedy e~s and the accurate passing eye. Af the age of five he began raising beagles, entering them In dog shows and winning prizes right and left. At 10 he used $200 from his en- nel earnings to buy two race horses after other boys jeered his efforts on a pony he raced against their jrses. Those two horses began the M. and I. Prickett Ranch stables, a $100,000 enterprise consisting of 50 horses. They race mostly on eastern tracks. Mackle's Noble Try won $2,900 at Jamaica the day before the Army game. His father and uncle run the business. the single wing, was left half for the Gamecock freshmen last year, with a brief try at quarterback. His performance against Army immediately tagged him as the star of his team and nn outstanding player In the Atlantic Const Confer- ice. Majoring In pharmacy, he is an unusually good student, makes superior grades despite the time demands of football—and his racing stable. As they say In football, you can w'n if you have the horses. Mnckie has 'em I Pro Basketball Results Minneapolis 99. Syracuse 82 Fort Wayne 93. Milwaukee 91 New York 05, Baltimore 83 Mackie jockeyed his own horses | Duke Of the 60 man grid squad at until 12 when he began to put or weightr-he weighs in now at 175, Is-5 feet 11. His best season was 1947 when he booted home 33 winners at the Myrtle Beach track. All his racing was on South Carolina tracks where gambling is Illegal and professional jockeys are almost unknown. His best performance on the gridiron—all have been good in his brief varsity career—came Oct. 21 in the 52nd State Pair game against Clemson, annually South Carolina's No. 1 foe. He set up and scored both touchdowns In a 13-8 win and Intercepted a game-saving pass to stave off a Clemson comeback in the closing minutes. In hit first four games Prickett Las completed 28 of 50 passes for 277 yards, ran 33 times for 167 yards. His running average Is 5.1 yards a try, his passing percentage 56. He returned four intercepted passes a total of 66 yards, and is out standing on kickoff returns. In high school he was tailback in University, " C 30 players hail © mart SARASOTA, FLORIDA Where Summer Spends the Wiirter Every day fc o fun-filled day a» » WinSor home of th« Greateit Show en loitfc — (tingling Brotherj — Bornum & Bailey C"""Boston Red Sox ipring troining, (tingling Ml* •cum or Art, jungle garden], Mndy b««ch«i and fabulous fishing. Yes, yoy will enjoy • — ^ ful, exciting Saraiota — day and nijMI The Sarosoto Terrace is rhe finest on Florida's famous West Coast — swimming pool, shuffloboard courts, excellent dining and cocktail lounge. American and European plan. Guests enjoy privileges of Lido Beach, Bobby Jones golf course, including free transportation to these facilities. "Southern Hospitality iARASOTA TERRACE, P. 0. Box 1720, Phone Ringling 2-0421, SARASOTA. FLA. Only 26 Teams On Unbeaten List NEW YORK LP1 — The ranks oi collegiate football's unbeaten and untied teams listed 26 schools today as seven dropped from the select group over the weekend. Only t -ee major colleges — UCLA. Ohio State and Oklahoma — still boast unblemished records. BoOi Arkansas and Cincinnati tasted defeat for the first time Saturday. Other teams to tumble from the unbeaten-untied, group were Michigan Normal, Montana State, Miami of Ohio, Cat regie Tech and Appalachian State. All race horses are rated one year older each January 1, re- sardless of the actual date of foaling. Former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey,started fighting in 1914 under the name of Kid Blockle. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nov. 15 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e • GIANT 6 MAN TAG MATCH • All-Star Card "KILLER" KOWALSKI CHARLEY KEENE WALTER SIROIS Vs. RAY PIRETT LEE FIELDS JOE MCCARTHY 90 Minute Time Limit-Best 2 out of 3 falls »3 ONE FALL MATCHES • FIELDS vs. KEENE PIRETT vi. 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