The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1954 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AM.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Porkers Fall to 13 Among Grid Powers Ohio State Strong Choice for First •'"••''• By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS '" / Rose Bowl-bound Ohio State, only the second team in •Big Ten history ever to win seven straight games in that tough circuit, received a thumping vote of confidence today • from 250 sports writers and broadcasters participating in the semifinal Associated Press ranking poll. The experts, who put Ohio's Buckeyes ahead of equally unbeaten UCLA a week ago by the extra- thin margin of seven points, moved ^'th'em out nearly 100 points ahead of the Ulcans today. Sooners Third iohio State, with 115 first-place /votes, piled up a total of 2,259 points 'on the usual basis of 10 points for /each first-place vote, 9 tor second, • etc. UCLA gathered 85 firsts and '•2,162 points for second place, while ^Oklahoma's Sooners, holding lirm- >ly onto third place, polled 31 firsts •and 1.953 points . \ These three unbeaten teams, each j with nine victories, remaining well ''in front as five cnanges were re- Chicks Banquet Is Tomorrow Hotel and Booster Are Entertaining; Hog Films on Program Blytheville High School football players and coaches will be honored at a banquet tomorrow night when the Chickasaw Boosters Club and Hotel Noble entertain. Booster Club Secretary-Treasurer L. E. Isaacs announced the banquet late yesterday after getting an official okay from Arkansas Athletic Association Secretary Johnle Burnett. "Burnett said the banquet is all right and that the AAA actually encourages this type of activity," Isaacs stated. AAA's code, he pointed out, in this respect deals with entertaining boys singly. When it's done in a group, it gets AAA approval. The Hotel will be supplying the food for coaches and players. Others will purchase tickets through Booster Club members. Pictures of the Arkansas-Texas A and M football game will round out the program. The affair gets started at 8 o'clock in Hotel Noble's Plantation Room. corded in the top 10. Notre Dame and Army held the fourth and fifth spots, followed by navy, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Baylor and Maryland, in order. Two Fall These switches reflected last Saturday's results, with one exception. Navy which had been a shade be hind Mississippi and tied with Southern California for seventh place, advanced to sixth in a week when both teams were idle, Southern California, thumped 34-0 by UCLA, droppped to '17th place. Arkansas and Minnesota fell from the last two places in the first 10 to deep in the second as .they lost to Louisiana State and Wisconsin, respectively. Wisconsin, 27-0 Winner over Minnesota; Baylor, which beat Southern Methodist 33-21. and Maryland, 48-6 winner over George Washington, came up to the vacant spots. The leading teams with first place votes in parentheses: 1. Ohio State 115 1. UCLA 85 3. Oklahoma 31 4. Notre Dame 4 5. Army 6. Navy 2 7. Mississippi 6 8. Wisconsin 9. Baylor 10. Maryland Second 10: 11. Miami Fla. 2 12. West Virginia 3 13. Arkansas 2 14. Michigan 15. Auburn 16. Virginia Tech 17. Southern California 18. Kentucky 20. Duke tie 21. Minnesota 0 2,359 2,162 1,953 1,589 1,596 914 873 507 332 317 310 238 196 173 142 109 M 55 35 35 Navy, Ole Miss, Baylor in Sugar They Hold Inside Trgck en a Trip To Crescent City NEW ORLEANS Lfl— Navy, Baylor and Mississippi hold the inside track to the Sugar Bowl, but must defend their favored positions against traditional rivals Saturday The rivals—Army, Rice and Mississippi State—have the talent as well as the desire that could dash the trio's hopes. Once-b eaten Mississippi can wrap up the Southeastern Conference championship and the host's role in the Sugar Bowl by downing Mississippi State. Mississippi rules a two-touchdown favorite to win its first SBC title since 1947, but State knocked the Rebels out of a bowl bid last year with a 1-7 tie and has shown power at times this season. Navy's name bobbed up yesterday when a Sugar Bowl official, who asked to remain unidentified, said the academy has expressed keen interest in an invitation. The official said, however, that the Middles must defeat or tie Army at Philadelphia. A victory over Rice would give Baylor a share of the Southwest Conference championship with Ar- kansu, Which is going to the Cotton Bowl. The Sugar Bowl spokesman said that while Bowl officials like to have an SEC team as host, it is not necessary. The official said the bowl has . always attempted- to secure the best game possible, regardless of the teams' affiliation. Vacation tor Mother TRAVERSE CITY. Mich. Wl — Every year, Dr. Earl J. Baker gives a free "dream vacation" to 25 lucky Michigan mothers at one of the city's, plush, resorts. Dr. Baker, a former philosophy professor, started the idea as a memorial to his own mother. Preference is given to widows and to women with large families. The 1954 group of 25 had 212 childrenl between them. $5,000 Reported In Wyatt Fund FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. W — More thin $5,000 was reported yesterday aft fans concluded their drive In the Bowden Wyatt appreciation fund. James Kays, vice president of Fayettevllle's Mcllroy Bank, said slightly more than $2,000 had been received at the bank here and at Little Rock final-day tabulation showed a total of 53,022 In appreciation of Wyatt's showing as coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Final figures on the statewide fund were to be available today. Its Here! Hewest, easiest-to-drivs pickup In th» lowtst-prictd field! ••NIW menu* PUFORMANCE1 "iXTIA-IAST !TIIIIN«r "NIW HIT *UV IN THi LOWEST. MICID riELDI" Nnr tUimUMOMM. OM HUNMIB *.lwv pt«kup. 4'A-fooI body. 115-incH wh«l- btw. IMKp. kwKxny Silnr Btaiwnd ««|M. DELTA IMPLEMENTS, INC, "Service H»Mi Out TrmJt" •lyth«vill«, Ark. Phone 3-6863 INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS HAND IT OVER Southern California's Emilio Hilario, No. 83. .seems to be pleading with Washington's Bob Cox to let go of the ball and hand it over to him. Instead, defender Cox batted ball—a second quarter heave from the Trojans' Frank Clayton —to ground. (NEA) Peat is the first step in the changing of vegetable matter into coal. If there had been enough pressure and heat, it would eventually have become coal. Deposits of peat are being formed today in marshes and bogs in Ireland and in swamps, such as the Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North Carolina How Houston Would Love to Deal Out Licking to SWC Champions TAYETTEVILLE ~ No longer the gridiron upstart of the postwar years, the giant-killer Cougars of the University of Houston are planning big things for the Arkansas Razorbacks at their annual Homecoming next Saturday at Rice Stadium. An mtersectlqwil game for the fast-growing Missouri Valley school, the second meeting between these two recent rivals may draw a banner crowd of over 50,000 people. Several times an applicant for admission to the Southwest Conference, Houston apparently makes the supreme effort several times a year to topple a heavy favorite and thereby greatly impress the football world. Coach Clyde Lee's formula has been a successful one. Began in 1950 Now only in their ninth year of college football, the Cougars started their giant-killing In the 1950 season with R 36-18 upset over heavily-favored William & Mary. They, followed that up the following year with a 31-1 lacing of Oklahoma A&M and then got set for their finest year of football. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, the Cougars .were wedged in between Oklahoma A&M and Texas Christian in 1952 and perhaps taken lightly. In any event, the Porkers were stunned 17-7 and never completely recovered during that season. Lee's forces continued their winning ways, recording eight victories and only two losses. Victims Included Oklahoma A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor of the Southwest (28-6), .and Bowden Wyatt's Wyoming: Cowboys, 20-0. The Cougars had to settle for a .500 season last year, winning nnd losing four nnd tying one — but not without tremendous damage en route. Texas A&M was tied, 14-14 ithey won their next five), Baylor was chased from the stadium, 37-7, and Tennessee's single- wing might fell easily. 33-19. It would appear that genial Clyde Lee has found the formula for de- fcnslng the very single wing formation that Arkansas will use next Saturday. Final of Three The game is the final part of a three-game contract signed in '52, The first game was at Razorback Stadium, the second was scheduled for Little Rock but was cancelled last year — and the finale comes November 27 — Bowden Wyatt Appreciation Day all over the state of Arkansas. The Cougars entered this weekend's game with Texas Tech (of the Border Conference) still mathematically in the Missouri Valley race. First place Wichita owns a 9-7 win over Houston, but plays Detroit this weekend. A loss to the Titans would tie the M.VC championship. Houston re-gathered its forces after an opening loss to Baylor and chalked up three straight wins —• over Texas A&M, Oklahoma A&M and Villanova. They own one more 1 victory over Tulsa and have lost to Mississippi and Wichita. A victory for Houston would be especially sweet to SWC backers in the Texas city school. They presently have four victories, five defeats and a tie with Southwest Conference schools over the years. A Homecoming victory would tie the mark nt 5-5-1. The 17-7 win in 1952 over Arkansas wns their first conference school triumph. NO PAIN—Sal Maglie of the. Ginnts operates a Niagara Falls* N.Y. liquor store during the off-season with nary a thought of an aching back. 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