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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB College Finales Today Feature Hot Rivalries Marmaduke Tips Leachville 70-59 Lions Suffer First Loss of Season; Juniors Victorious Bowl Bids and Titles Also Add to Action By ED WILKS The Associated Presi Traditional rivalries, seasoned with bowl prospects, popped up all over the place today as college football, except Cor a few games next week, came to a close for 1954. MARMADUKE — Leachville's Lions suffered their first loss of. the season here last night as they tween Army bowed to Marmaduke by a 70-59 delphia-had score. The victory gave Marmaduke a Even the big game of the day— .he nationally televised natural be- and Navy at Phila- bowl aspect Sugar Bowl officials insisted they had their eyes on Navy despite a doubleheader with precedent of shunning such invitations at both service academies. split in a Leachville teams. Earlier last night Leachville's juniors whipped Marmaduke 46-40 In an overtime game. Van Gilder and Ray pushed 22 and 21 points through the net to pace Marmaduke to the win. But probably the thing that hurt the Lions the most was the inability of Billy Ray, their fine little floor man and shot maker, to score. Ray was held to six points by an air tight Marmaduke defense. In the junior game the score was knotted at 40-40 at the end of regulation play forcing the game into a three-minute overtime period. The junior Lions whipped six points through the net in the extra period to gain the decision. Junior Game Leachville Pos. Marmaduke C Towell 4 F 8 Miller Blocker 4 F 4 Ray E Towell 19 C 6 Toone Kennett 11 G II Barnhart Ward 6 G 10 Maleare Substitutions'. Leachville — Byrd 1, Kisner 1. Marmaduke — Freeman, Jenkins 1. Senior Game Leachville Pos. Marmaduke Kauls 12 F 22 Van Gilder Blocker 29 F 21 Ray Ward 4 C 11 Wycoff Thweatt B O 5 Reynolds Ray 6 G 7 Williams Substitutions: Leachville—Brown 2 and Atkeison. Marmaduke Campbell 4 and Wyatt. College Basketball Results Kansas City 68, William Jewell 9! University 61 McNeese State State Teachers 58 Arkansas College College (Jackson, Tenn.) Beirnont College (Tenn) 96, Birmingham Southern 88 St. John's (Brooklyn) 95. Allmnl 48 But bowl or no, it still was the Army-Navy game and the winner is the champ of the East. Elsewhere, Mississippi had a chance to sweep the Southeastern Conference crown and the host- team role in the Sugar Bowl by getting past Mississippi State. Mississippi, with only a loss to Arkansas marring its record this season, had a similar opportunity last year. But Mississippi State punctured the bowl bubble with a 7-7 tie. Six-Man Tag Bout Booked For Mat Card A big six man .tag match, fe luring two newcomers and four other top notch heavyweights, will headline the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Karl (Killer) Kowalski. John Venus and Charlie Keene are scheduled to compose one of the two three man teams. Opposing them will be Nick Carter, Don McGee and Jack Welch. This will be the first appearance here for Carter and Venus. Both come to Blytheville highly rated in their respective classes. Carter is a speed demon with size to back him up while Venus is the muscular, he-man type who is best noted as a catch-as-catch- can artist. Three of the Arkansas I Monday night's participants in bout are well [known on the television circuit. 100, Lambuth Kowalski, Venus and Carter have all been regular performers In mid-western televised bouts. US Netters Win In Victorian Play MELBOURNE Wl — America's hopes of regaining the Davis Cup this year were buoyed today as Vic Seixas, Tony Traber and Ham Richardson all played brilliantly in reaching the quarterfinals of the Victorian Tennis Championships. Seixas. the U. S. champion from Philadelphia, crushed Neale Fraser, Australian southpaw, 8-6, 6-1, 8-6. Trabcrt. former U. S." titleholder from Cincinnati, fought two set points in the third set to overcome Ashley Cooper, flashy Australian teenager 6-4, 8-4, 10-8. Richardson, a southerner from Baton Rouge. La., disposed ol Ausise George Worthington 6-2, 6-2, 2-6. 6-3. In addition to the main event, three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Kowalski scheduled to meet Caller, Keene taking on McGee and Welch meeting Venus. Baltimore Team Quits Pro Loop NEW YORKI/P)—The National Basketball Assn., a sprawling, 17,team circuit five years ago, was down to eight clubs today with th: financially flimsy Baltimore Bullets setting out the rest of the 1954-55 season. NBA governors consented to the Bullets' request to suspend operations in a special meeting yester day, but gave the Baltimore outfit an option to return to the league next season if it proves tt- self economically sound at that time. Another surprise by State probably would give the Sugar Bowl trip to the winner of the Georgia- Georgia Tech game, another of the tradition packed contests. Even a Mississippi vicory probably would shuffle Tech into a bowl Jan. 1 if Lhey win, with the Cotton Bowl a likely prospect. Duke and North Carolina figured in yet another time-honored game with Duke out for an Impressive victory to stay on equal footing with Maryland in the race for the Orange Bowl. Duke went into the game In danger of having to stand up to past deeds. Back in 1935 the Blue Devils knocked over North Carolina 25-0, ruining the Tar Heels' Rose Bowl hopes. It made a fine spot for revenge by North Carolina. Baylor was in a position to receive a New Year's Day invitation, too, by getting past Rice. Success would give the Bears a share of the Southwest Conference title and a chance to get into the Sugar Bowl picture. The Southwest champion gets one of the Cotton Bowl spots, but while Baylor could match Ark ansas' ,5-1 conference record for a title share, the Razorbacks are in by virtue of a 21-20 victory over the Bears. Arkansas was up against Houston with a chance to climb back into the top 10 In the Associated Press poll after two defeats that tumbled the Razorbacks to 13th. Ohio State, the No. 1 team and the Big Ten's Rose Bowl representative, and UCLA, No. 2 and l;ke Ohio State unbeaten but unable to return to the Rose Bowl because of conference rules, com pleted their seasons last w.eek That left it for Oklahoma, unbeaten and No. 3, to show its best against Oklahoma A & M to get a chance for the national championship. The Sooners, also stymied by conference rules for a bowl shot, found their national title hopes may also depend on what went on at South Bend. Ind., where Notre Dame, No. 4, met Southern California. The Irish stood a chance of discrediting UCLA's 34-0 victory over Southern Cal last week. In any event it figured as a tough afternoon for the Trojans, the Pacific Coast runnerup and Rose Bowl entry. One other bowl situation figured to leave at least one team in ar embarrassing position. Wichita Missouri Valley champion, and Denver, King of the Skyline, both turned down Sun Bowl bids aftei finishing their seasons. Both have their eyes on the Gator Bowl, bul a Southern team probably will get one of the spots. Other top games matched Auburn-Alabama, Miami (Fla)-Florida, Wake Forest-South Carolina, Texas Christian-Southern Methodist, Holy Cross-Boston College Wyoming Vanderbilt Tulane. • Arizona, Tennessee- and Louisiana State- Sports Roundup— One Platoon Rule Under Fire By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Remember how the NCAA abolished the two-platoon system onl> two seasons ago in a valiant effort to take a financial burden off the smaller football school and stem an alarming trend toward abandonment of the fall sport by the little fellers? Well the little fellers say the well-meant edit has just about ruint them. amaoo of the Blytheville Says Thanks to Wyatt Blytheville got in on the well ' wishing of "Bowden Wyatt Ap- comp*laint" i is"based"upon a devel-!NCAA members will face expul- There is no indication it has done I preclation Day" today In the form First to rebel openly and threaten to make up its own rules unless the national governing body of college athletics backs water at its next meeting here in January is the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. composed of seven smaller schools whi claim they are getting it in the neck. Thier opment which should not have been difficult to foresee. No Talent Left It is this: The big colleges, blessed with better scouting staffs and fatter football scholarships, are coralling practically all the high school and prep school stars who have shown an ability to play | both offense and defense. They are taking the cream of the two-way boys and leaving the one-way wonders for the birds. The Michigan' group says that, A CLASS BY THEMSELVES '07 to DSBATIN6THE THE&& THXr.VOU CAN'T GO WITH . 60PHOMOB& IT*, CHIEF /4B61VMENT TWIS GALAXY Of THKEE ..4VA F vtt/ HU&ED IT. Aur IUPPINO 4g/tOMA '97, HA TOP &QOUHD GdlHEl? f Mew Players Named In Yank-Oriole Deal Sports Writer Soys Deal May Involve 17 or 18 Men BALTIMORE (AP) — Like Topsy, that mammoth deal he New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles pulled off laat veek just grow'd and grow'd today with reports it would involve 17 or 18 players before it is completed. Razorbacks' Cotton Bowl Foe To Be Announced Late Today DALLAS (AP) — Along about sundown today the team to play Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl is expected to be chosen. There is absolutely no hint as to which of a half-dozen teams under consideration ha •j.* ^dge but it's pretty well established that the visiting eleven for the Jan. 1 post-season game in Dallas will come from among Auburn, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, West Virginia Penn State and Florida. The selection committee pointed to the fact that four of those have games today, thus the watt in pick- Ing the one to contest Arkansas, which is a cinch tie for the Southwest Conference championship. The conference champion Is host team in the bowl but If there is a .le for the title, the one that beat ,he other in regular season play gets the bid. Baylor can tie Arkansas for the championship by beat- ng Rice at Waco today. Arkansas defeated Baylor 21-20. Porks Have Say Arkansas has a say In whom It Is Gosnell, Missco Split Twin Bill Pirates Victorious 49-38 but Girls Are Defeated 54-37 GOSNELL — Gosnell and Mtssco divided a basketball doubleheader here last night with the Gosnell boys and Missco girls victorious. In the first game of the twin bill Missco's girls, paced by Girdley, laced the Gosnell se: let by a 54-31 count. Girdley scored 31 points in leading her team to victory. Poffer was high for Gosnell with 17. In the boys game Gosnell's Pirates led all the way as they racked up a 49-38 win over the visiting Missco five. Reagan with 16 points, led Gosnell's scoring and Hall paced Missco with 15. Girls Game Gosnell Logan 14 Lollar 4 Poffer 17 Bevill Crawford Via Pos. F P P G O G Mlssco 13 Clay 31 Girdley 4 Allen Autry Howell Ragland The Football Guide lists three of brought the game to a peak o the Michigan schools—Alma, Kal- perfection and that its abolition and Albion—as members was a long step backward. They NCAA. The other four— particularly scoffed at the sugges- Hillsdale, Hope, Adrian and Olivet tion that one-team football would —are not so listed. This leads one prove a leveller and give small to wonder whether. If the group schools a better chance of corn- does kick right over the traces and play two-platoon next year, its Substitutions: Gosnell — Hyde 2, Rhodes. Missco — Lunsford 4, Gay 2 and Wilmouth. Boys Game Gosnell Fos. Fowler 15 P Allen 5 P Reagan 16 C Davis 2 O Bevill 9 G Substitutions ford, F. Crawford Missco—Oarner 2. Miasco 9 Adams 5 Miller 15 Hall May 7 Fortner Gosnell—H. Craw- 2, and Hyde. peting on even national powers. terms with the beating. Its members are determined either to return to the two- platoon system or to liberalize their own substitution rules so they can shuffle their players in and out of the lineup much more freely than they can at present. As a matter of fact, the Michigan body already has taken some action in that direction. This season, acting on Its own, It permitted players who had been removed from the game to return In the final four minutes of each quarter. This, so far as we know, was a clear vlolntlon of the NCAA rule which permits such substitution only In the second and fourth quarters. sion. It seems likely other small conferences, faced with a similar situation, will be watching the turn of events with keen interest. It would be ironic if a concerted revolt among the little schools should eventually force the NCAA to abolish or modify a rule which was intended to curb the major powers to some extent while affording relief for the small institutions. Rule Despised Almost without exception, the big time coaches despised the measure from its inception. They still do. They feel, as the professionals do, that two-platoon football any such thing. The score or so of teams which regularly dominated the scene under the two- platoon system still are doing so. They still have the horses. No small or "unknown" college has sprung suddenly Into the limelight with »- series of upsets over Its betters. Things are as they were, except that scores appear to be running higher, with the winning teams soaring Into the 50s and 60s much more often than they did In two- platoon days. The weaker teams, bone weary in the second half from playing without rest, find their defenses riddled. ATTENTION BLYTHEVILLE! Watch WMCT at! 2:30 pm Tomorrow for Important Announcement! ICHANNEL 5 AT 12:30 SHARP! of a couple of telegrams. Telegrams expressing the city's appreciation for Coach Wyatt and his Cotton Bowl-Bound Arkansas Razorbacks were sent to Houston today by Mayor E. R. Jackson and by the Chamber of Commerce. Worth D. Holder, manager ol the Chamber of Commerce, said that he was also preparing an appreciation letter "which is more detailed" to Wyatt and the Razorbacks. The letter will be signed by Chamber of Commerce, Razor- to play In the Cotton Bowl and reports are that tile Razorbacks favor Florida. This, however, has not been publicly announced. Flor- dn has a 5-4 record. Auburn (6-3) Is playing Alabama, Georgia Tech (G-3) is clashing with corgia, Mississippi is engaging Mississlpp State, Florida is closing .he season against Miami and West Virginia (7-1) finishes up igalnst Virginia today. Penn State has closed the season with a 7-2 mark. It lost to West Virginia and Texas Christian. Keb.s Committed Cotton Bowl officials won't say so but the general assumption is that Mississippi is committed to the Sugar Bowl. Mississippi's only oss this season was 6-0 to Arkansas. Baylor, while It can't get into the Cotton Bowl, has hopes of a Sugar Bowl invitation today if it defeats Rice. Baylor would finish with an 8-2 record, losing only to Miami and Arkansas. Davis Awaiting Shot at Saddler Veteran to Get Title Bout After Win Over Basiett PGA Film To Be Shown Local Golfers The Professional Golf Association's clinic film featuring some of the greatest names In professional golf, will be shown some of the to Blytheville golfers Thursday night at the Blytheville Country Club, Pro Paul' Farrington announced today. The film, known as the "million dollar film", will feature helpful hints from such famous golfers aa BCD Hogan, Sammy Sncad. Bob Toskl Gene Littler, Lloyd Mangrum and Memphis' Pat Abbott. Farrington stated that the film was scheduled for an 8 p. m. showing and will be preceded by a buffet supper. However, he stated that reservations should be made for the buffet supper. NEW YORK (/P)—"I can bea those tall men," said Teddy Dav: today. "Get me Saddler and I' be the new champion." The puncher from Hart-forr Conn., earned a title shot at tea therweight champion Sandy Sat dlcr last night by decisive outpointing Philadelphia's Perc Bassett in n 12-round at Madiso Square Garden. The NBA handed Saddler an u tlmatum Nov. 5 to defend his crow ngalnst the Davld-Bassett wlnne by Dec. 14 or face loss ol his till to the victor. Saildler Ifas Bout Saddler, however, has a Dec. nontltle date with Bobby Woods Spokane and Charley Johnston the Harlem slasher's manager, "we'll wait and see what happen after that one. If Sandy looks oka we'll see about a niateh in Januar or February. But they'll have t get up lots of money." But Mushky Salow, Davis' man ager, trumpeted 'If Saddler doesn't fight Davis by Dec. 14th. we'll claim the title. I'm going to the New York commission and post a $1,000 forfeit next Friday." Davis gave Percy a first class foxing lesson to make it 2-2 In their four meetings. The 31-year- old, pokerfaced Negro outpunched Percy through the first three sizz- lings rounds, dropped the fourth and fifth, held Percy even In the sixth, and then outdazzled Percy the rest of the way. Eyebrows were raised through- ut the major leagues when the fanKs and Birds announced last veek that pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen. and shortstop Billy Hunter—three of the Orioles most iromising players, had been riuled to New York for nine players, Including outfielders Gene Voodllng, shortstop Willie Miranda, first bnsemnn CMS Triandos, catcher Hal Smith and pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald. 3 Others Named Yesterday, Hal Lebovit. Clcve- and baseball writer, named the other three who he said would soon >e sent to Baltimore, as third baseman Kal Segrlst. pitcher Bill Mil- nnd second baseman Don jeppert. Oriole President Clarence w. Miles and Manager-General Manager Paul Richards refused to comment. So did the Yankee brass. One New York spokesman •iald he Would neither deny nor confirm the Identity of the three and he adclod the deal had not been completed yet and would not be for several more days." More Coming That lent credence to a report last night by Lou Hatter, Baltimore Sun baseball writer, that not only would the three Yanks soon be on their way here, but thai "five or possibly six" Birds woulc soon bo wearing Yankee uniforms or those of Yankee farm clubs. Hatter snid the live, "or more likely six" Orioles still to go to New York, would come from group of Orioles that Includes pitchers Lou Kretlow, Mike Bly- ka, and Frank Fonovlch, catcher Ray Murray, catcher Darrel Johnson, first basemen Dick Kry hoskl, and outfielder Jim Frldley .247. Outfielder Don Mueller of the New York Giants was the first Gl ant to make more than 200 hit in one season since Joe Moore'i 206 in 103(1. Browns, Giants In NFL Feature Cleveland Needs Win Over New York To Capture Titlt The Cleveland Browns, on tt» comeback trail In the National football League after two early §e»son walloping by Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are on the threshold of their fifth straight Eastern Conference title. There's just a little matter of beating the New York Olant* •« the Polo Groundi tomorrow. And the Browns, riding a 5-game winning streak, are favored to turn *e trick. They whipped the Olarrti In Cleveland several weeks ago and ' Coach Paul Brown's lada from th« : the shores of Luke Erie ar« port- tive they con do it again. I-Game Profran The game, of course, topi a 5- game NFL Sunday program. Tha Los Angeles Rams, who knocked off the Giants last week, battle th» Chicago Bears in Chicago. San Francisco, tied with Los Angelsi for runnerup spot in the Western Conference, Is at Baltimore. Tha Philadelphia aglei entertain tha Washington Redskins and the Pltt*- burgh Steelers are hoot to the Chicago Cardinals. Otto Oraham and his Cleveland teammates have another reason for wanting to knock over tha Giants. Not only would a victory virtually cinch the division title, but It would set up a return title playoff between the Brown* and the Detroit Lions. The Lions, who won the NWj title lost year by nipping the Browru 17-16. virtually sewed up the Western Conference crown by beating Green Bay 28-24 on Thanksgiving. Orange Bowl-Bound Nebraska Soundly Thumps Hawaii 50-0 HONOLULU Iffl—Nebraska's Orange ,Bowl-bo,und Cornhuskerfi, featuring long touchdown runs by Ron Clnrk, Don Comslock and Dlrkcs Rolston, swamped the University of Hiuvnll 60-0 tonight before 17,000 fans. Hawaii, the prcgnme underdog, seriously threatened the Corn- htlskcrs only once. In the fourth quarter, the Rainbows drove to the Nebraska 17 but lost the ball on downs. One and one-half minutes after the opening gun, after the corn- huskcrs were twice set back five yards on penalties, Comstock rnced around right end for 63 yards and a touchdown. The 'Nebraska line ripped thrown Hie Hawaiian* with cnsc, and the explosive running af the Comliu.sker.s kf-pt the Hawaiian;; on their heels throughout the contest. Nebraska's one-sided victory was pointed up by Its gain of 53fi yards from scrimmage compared with Hawaii's meager 124. mostly against Cornhusker fourth stringers. Nebraska, after making five touchdowns in the iirst half, added another In the third period and capped the evening with two more In the final quarter. Nebraska halfback Ron Clark turned In the longest run of the touchdown In the.third period. In the closing minutes of the contest halfback Dlrkes Rolston broke for 64 yards to a touchdown. Rules Changes Studied by AAU MIAMI BEACH. Fla. f/Pj—Forty eight proposed amendment* to sports rules will be considered by the Amateur Athetlc Union of the United States at the first general session of Its annual convention here today.. Also up for approval by the delegates will be 238 record-breaking athletic performances, Including which bettered the existing world standards. National championships will be awarded in 16 soprts. Fights Last Night 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Mndlson Square Oar- den)—Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 128, Hnrtford, Conn., outpointed Percy Bassett, 12(5, Philadelphia, 12. Phoenix. Ariz. — Jimmy Martinez. 154, Olendale, Ariz., out- pointed Pedro Oonznles, 160, Ran- kln, Pa,. 10. Philadelphia — Johnny Cook, 153 !4, Philadelphia, and Archie game when he ran 78 yards to a 8. Monroe, 148'/ 2 , Philadelphia, drew, Read Courier News Classified Ads A' At The End of Your Rope? When Aches & Pains and winter Colds make you feel at the end of your rope . .. Try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment back Booster Club and Chlckasaw Booster Club officials . Announces offices fro Building EYE CLINIC BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Mondoy, Nor. 29 8:15 p.m. Adult* 50c — Children 15e • GIANT 6 MAN TAG MATCH Karl "Killer" Kowolski ___ Nick Carter John Venus Charley Keene 90 Minute Time Limit- Y5. Jock Welch ' Don McGee -Best 2 out of 3 Falls ALSO 3 ONE FALL MATCHES Kowalski Keene Venus vs. YS. Carter McGee 30 Minute Time Limit VS. Welch

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