The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 3, 1954
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTN'B J. B. Whitworth Named Head Coach at Alabama Ex-Chick Gridder Succeeds Red Drew J. B. (Ears) Whitworth, former Blytheville. High School gridder and for the past five years football coach at Oklahoma A&M today is head football coach at the University of Alabama. Whitworth was named head* coach at Alabama yesterday to succeed the veteran Harold (Red) Drew, who has been removed alter eight years of guiding the Crimson Tide. Whitworth, brother of County Treasurer Frank Whitworth, is a native of Blytheville and played guard on Chick teams of 1924-1827. Played at Alabama Following his graduation he entered the University of Alabama and played guard on the Tide's 1929, 1930 and 1931 teams.- He served as assistant coach at Alabama, Louisiana State and Georgia before going to Oklahoma five years ago. During his service at A&M, Whitworth' steams produced a record of 22 wins, 27 losses and three ties. Whitworth still had a year to go on his Aggie contract but A&M officials had assured him they would not prevent him from going to Alabama. Hank Iba, A&M athletic director, said in Stillwater, Okla., that it is too early to speculate on a possible successor. Under Fire By Alumni Removal of Drew had been speculated for some time. He had been under lire by the alumni for several years, even though he produced »n eight-year record of 53 vistories, 2t losses and seven ties, and took th« Crimson Tide to three major bowl games. Among the most surprised was Whitworth. He said he knew nothing about his chances of becoming the next Alabama coach until Wednesday morning, when he was asked to come to Tuscaloosa by Alabama's acting Athletic Director Hank Crisp. He signed a. three- year contract. Drew will remain at Alabama as head track coach and associate professor of physical education. Whitworth's salary was not disclosed. He was reportedly making $10,000 at A&M. DreWs salary was understood to have been $12,000. HERE 'TIS—Here is an excellent study of a bird dog, Rockpool Rex, just after he had cleared a dyke and-paused with a.snipe in his mouth. The retriever, owned by Dr. J. A. Jamieson of Brora, took part in the Gun Dog Association Trials at Crathes, Scotland. (NBA) Duke Coach Is GREENSBORO, N. C. (SI — Bill Murray of Duke was named football "Coach of the Year" in the Atlantic Coast Conference in a poll of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Assn. Murray, in his fourth season at Duke, guided the Blue Devils to the conference championship and a berth in the Orange Bowl on Jan. I against Nebraska. Duke's 7-2-1 record earned it 14th place in this week's final Associated Press poll. Johnny Saxton Wins Dull Bout Fans Throw Wadded Paper at Champ And Ramon Fuentes LOS ANGELES tf). —, It isn' fair to knock two guys who tried to make something out of nothing for 10 rounds, but the fact remains today that the non-title welter weight match between the cham pion, Johnny Saxton, and the No. I challenger, Ramon Fuentes. was honestly fought, close and filled with unexeilement. The outcome found the champ from Brooklyn the winner by a unanimous decision. Fans Express Dislike It also eliminated any public clamor for a return match for the title, for at the finish both guys were in danger of getting hit will 1 wadded up paper cups sent flying by an impatient gallery. The boxing bout was a tug of war. without much war. There were no knockdowns. Referee Frankie Van, weary from separating the fighters all evening, called it 58>/ 2 for Saxton under California's 11-point per round system to The judges, Tommy Hart and Charlie Randolph, seemed nearer. Each had it 56-54, which matched the Associated Press card. Fan Gels Bert Liok Perhaps the sharpest delivery came In the eighth. Hie two were locked tight on the ropes when a fan up above let loose with his paper wad. It clipped Roman on the chin and might be accorded a near miss on' Saxton. The main surprise wa« the attendance. The patrons had been duly warned by the boxing writers all week that this could be a whale of a thing for dullness. But 8,844 trooped into the 10,600- seat Olympic Auditorium, paying $39.850. For the record, Saxton weighed 148, Fuentes 149'/ 2 . Midwest and Coast Offer Majority All-America Backfield Candidates Br BOB ROOMNO The Associated Press The bountiful Midwest and Pacific Coast offer the majority of All America backfield candidates this year — like Ralph Guglielmi, Alan Ameche, Howard Cassady, Paul Larson, Bob Davenport and George Shaw. In fact, the Midwest All America Board has come up with more players in their own area than there's room for in any one backfield. Quarterbacks Guglielmi of Notre Dame and Len Dawson of Purdue, halfbacks Howard Cassady of Ohio State and Bob McNamara of Minnesota and fullbacks Ameche of Wisconsin and Hubert Bobo of Ohio State all received strong support from their area. Oregon's George Shaw and California's Paul Larson, a pair of field generals who rank 1-2 nationally in total offense, wound up on the first all PCC team together and are among the leading nominees. Reports from the Pacific slopes indicate that Davenport, of UCLA's unbeaten, untied Bruins, is 86 fine a fullback as there is in the land. And from Southern Cal's Rose Bowl-bound Trojans comes halfback Lindon Crow. These two sections don't have a monopoly, of course. Henry Moore, Too Rice halfback Dick Moegle capped a great year by scoring two touchdowns, one on a 91-yard punt return, as the Owls knocked Baylor out of a possible Southwest Conference first place tie. Another Big Southwest name is fullback Henry Moore, workhorse of regional champion Arkansas. In the East, Army's Pete Vann and West Virginia's Freddie \Vyant proved master ball handlers at quarterback for their respective teams. Penn State junior halfback Lenny Moore and Boston University fullback Sam Pino have been rated tops as runners. Fullbacks are plentiful in the Southland with Maryland's Dick BieLski, Auburn's Joe Childress and Tennessee's Tom Tracy among them. Earl Lunsford, of Oklahoma A&M and wingback prank Bernar- dl from Colorado head the choices from the Midlands. UCLA Is Rated Nation's Best NEW YORK WV-UCLA, unbeaten-untied Pacific Coast Conference champion, today was announced as the No. 1 college football team of the year by Look Magazine. Head Coach Henry R. (Red) Sanders will be presented with the Grantland Rice award, symbolic of the championship, at the magazine's annual all-star dinner here tonight. The Bruins were designated for the award by the Football Writers Association of America. Ryff, Zulueta Fight Tonight By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK W)—Young Frankie Ryff has come up so fast this year that he's a candidate for fight rookie of the year u wel u being in line for a shot at the lightweight title. The 22-year-old New Yorker will get the second big test of his budding career tonight when he facet 26-year-old Orlando Zuluet* hi Madison Square Garden. Frankie is the 8-5 choice although the clever Cuban ii ranked higher in the division. Zully Is ranked as the fourth contender and Ryff No. 5. Tonight's 10-rounder figures to be a duel of left hands. Both are fine boxers lacking power. In winning 15 out of 5, Frankie has stopped only three rivals. Zulueta's record is 51-21-9 with six kayos. Neither has been stopped. Despite his inexperience, several keen observers believe the New Yorker is ready right now for champion Jimmy Carter. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. More new models than ever before .AT YOUR MERCURY MALIK'S NOW1 i RUNBACK—Mark Trailer, two-year-old Gcrnian shorthaired (pointer, leaps a fence with a pheasant he retrieved as hunters opened the Illinois imland game season. (NEA) Oo/c/own Dotes Are Rejected ficially represented at the ing. The club had requested HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Hi — The Arkansas Racing Commission has rejected dates proposed by the Oaklawn Jockey Club for the coming 1955 racing season. The commission rejected the proposal during an executive session here yesterday. The Jockey Club, licensed operator of the Oaklawn Park track here, was not of- ,,i, *..*. meeting. The club had requested a racing period from Feb. IB to March 28. The commission said it would consider any new proposal by the club at a meeting Dec. 15 at Little Rock. The commission deferred action on a proposal by Hot Springs busi- Minors' Meeting Ends Today; Omaha Shift Okay Expected By JOE REICHLER HOUSTON (AP) — Omaha, Neb., was expected to officially become a member of the American Assn. today as the minor league convention comes to a close. Another development will be the naming of the five-man arbitration board by minor league President George Trautman to settle damages due the Western League for draft of its Denver territory. On the player end. the Associated Press learned that the Brooklyn team is set to.sell veteran third baseman Billy Cox for $50,000 to one of two American League clubs—Baltimore or Cleveland, E. J. Bavasl, Dodger vice president, also has asked for a couple of minor league farmhands. The inter-league transaction, In all likllhood, will be consummated at the major league meetings in New York next week. The only current hitch is Brooklyn's Inability to get waivers on. Cox. It Js believed, however, that because of the fancy figure, the Dodgers will receive "gentleman waivers" on the player. Trade Is Near 'The Dodgers and Cincinnati also were getting closer to completing a player trade that would involve outfielder Jimmy Greengrass or Wally Post and catcher E. C. Bailey of the Reds and second baseman Junior Qilliam and a sec- nessmen that the Arkansas racing meet be placed on a 5-day week, thus adding an extra week to the track calendar although retaining its former 31 days of actual racing. The extension of time, the businessmen said, not only would be beneficial to Hot Springs but to business over the state. ond line pitcher from the Dodgers. Only a matter of 535,000 stood between the Western League and the St. Louis Cardinals from concluding a pact that would transfer the Redbirds' Columbus American Assn. franchise to Omaha. In a secret meeting with St.Louis representatives yesterday the Western League reduced Us demand for damages on the release of Omaha from $100,000 to $GO,000. The Cards countered with an offer of $35.000. 11 Amendments Okayed The minor leagues yesterday adopted 11 of the 23 amendments to the major-minor league agreement, passed four of the eight minor league amendments and threw out a resolution to revise or terminate the major - minor league agreement. The most important piece of legislation passed was the amendment to ban commercial broadcasts and telecasts of baseball games on stations outside a club's home territory. This was subject to approval by the majors. The minors went a step further by voting to retain the radio-TV, amendment even if the majors reject it. The minors also adopted an amendment that would lower the player limits and Increase the number of options of all clubs from the majors down to Class B. The majors, ior Instance, would reduce their limit from 25 men to 23 and increase their option from. 15 to 17. This, too, must be passed by the majors. Player Limit Lowered The minors also voted to change the working agreement rule, raising the minimum price for selecting players from a club in Class B, C and D at the end of the season. The majors also would pay spring training costs, traveling expenses for optioned players and a portion of the manager's salary. Pro Basketball Results Syracuse 82, Rochester 78 Milwaukee 117, Minneapolis 108 Fort Wayne 116. Boston 98 Fights Last Night Los Angeles—Johnny Saxton, 148, Brooklyn, outpointed Ramon Fuentes, 149^, Los Angeles, 10 non- title. Milwaukee — Bert Whltehurst, 187 Vi, New York, knocked out Dav« Rngus. 208, Milwaukee, 3. Topeka, Kan. — Bobby Sickle. 143,Topeka, stopped Warren Wood*. 140. Columbus, Ohio, 4. 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