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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER T, 1984 Talent-Shy Duquesne Opens with Victory #*** * * * » Missouri Tops Indiana; LSU Falls By ED CORRIGAN The Associated PreM If Duquesne hopes to win the National basketball title this year, the club is going to have to live up to its nickname, the Iron Dukes. Coach Dudley Moore has a powerful first five at his command, but beyond the regulars, he has trouble enough to cause many a gray hair. * * * * * * LaSaiie Ranks No. One In AP's Cage Ratings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS La Salle and the University of Kentucky rated 1-2 today as the top college basketball teams in the country in a preseason Associated Press poll. La Snlle captured the NCAA tournament last spring, while Kentucky Was ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll after that tourney was completed. Kentucky was undefeated in the 1953-54 season, and stayed out of the NCAA tourney because three of its stars were ineligible. 34 First Place Votes With 61 sports writers and broadcasters balloting. La Salle received 34 first-place votes and 17 for second to roll up 549 points. Kentucky got 13 first-place voles and 343 points based on 10 for first, 9 for second, etc. The leading teams with first- place votes in parentheses: La Salle (34) Kentucky (13) Duquesne (1) Iowa (3) Holy Cross (3) Indiana Dayton Niagara (1) Notre Dame ). N.C. State (1).... (SECOND 10):. Oklahoma A&M (1). St. Louis (1) UCLA Illinois Wichita .. Utah Wnke Forest (tie) . Penn State Western Kentucky . .,540 ..343 ..288 ..255 ..210 . 2011 . 118 .115 ..114 ...05 ..78 74 , M 51 ..33 ..31 ..30 Majors Getting Ready For Invasion of Coast NEW YORK (AP) — Battle plans were being drawn today as the National and American Leagues raced to become the first to invade the lucrative Pacific Coast territory. That was the big news as nUl- eials or the two major leiigues admitted they were discussing possible expansion to u 10-club operation. Los Angeles nnd Sun Francisco territory are the objectives. After the American League announced Its realignment committee had been increased to four members headed by Frank Lime of the Chicago White Sox, the National loop ntimllted for the first time It hud also discussed the "Golden West." The American League committee will report at the summer meetings in Milwaukee next July. However, (lie National League will assemble In New York again In February to tit Ik over the West Coast program. Report Submitted Phil WrlRley. owner of the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League, sub- milled, a del titled report to the National League nt n secret session Nov. 22. His report, giving details for Los Angeles and San Francisco, also included reports on Montreal, Toronto and the Minnenpolls-St. Paul area. The report listed railroad mileages, transportation costs nnd a sample schedule of 162 games. The American League committee, which also came up with a sample Hi2-pame schedule, was given luiLhorily to screen uppli- cnnts to determine whether their baseball parks would meet major league requirements. The commit- n.uwaiMvi luun. nit- setuuu uui tu- tee also was authorized to invest i- ter 17 minutes of rough house work pnt<* the financial stability of any when he applied a well-placed : prospective group. knee lift to Welch' stomach and' pinned him. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts Venus won over McGcc and Welch defeated Kowalski. Kowalski, Venus Win Mat Feature Big Karl Kowalski and John Venus proved too lough for Lester Welch and Don McGee and they walked off with all the marbles In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Kowalski and Venus rallied to take the final two falls after losing the initial round in near record time. Kowalski and Venus used their brawn to turn the tide last night. They roughed their way to apparently easy wins in the final two falls of the bout which, though rough, was mild compared to the six-man match of a week ago. Welch took the first fall for his side in a mere 20 seconds. He greeted Venus with a body check and then pinned him while the surprised Venus was trying to collect his wits. This quick action riled Kowalski and Venus and from there on there was little doubt as to who the winner would be. Venus came buck lo take the second round for his side when he pinned Welch after 15 minutes with a drop kick and a body press. alski took the second fall af- Walter Johnson won 20 or more l/n/ Wins Over waner jonnson won £\> in inun. 1 \ g?mes in 12 seaj-ons as a hurler'^^J " I/ for the Washington Senators. L* If/CO V UfOflGf The Dukes, rated No. 3 in the presea.son Associated Press poll, opened their campaign last night with an easy 76-52 conquest ol Car negle Tech. Moore kept his star forward Dick Ricketts In for all but four minutes, and he scored 34 points. His younger brother Dave, making his /Irst slart as a sophomore, had six points. Indiana Iteatcn Defending Big Ten champion In dlana had a rought night and bowed to Missouri 64-61. H appears that the key to beating the Hooslers is to get rid of All Amer lea Don Schlundt. Schlundt had 25 points to lead both teams, but he was benched more than five, minutes with four personal fouls. Iowa, heir-apparent to the Big Ten throne, opened its campaign with an 84-61 victory over Nebraska. The Havvkeyes built up a commanding lead in the second half and Coach .Bucky O'Connor wound up using 15 players. Kansas Heats LSU Dr. Phog Allen of Kansas sent four sophomores and a junior into action In the opener and they em erged with an 83-58 conquest of Louisiana. State. It was the 30th home victory In a row for Kansas. Tennessee Tech edged Eastern Kentucky 85-80 In five overtimes. This is a rarity hut has happened several times before. Vnndcrbllt downed Washington nn(l Lee 104-88. Wisconsin breezed to an 80-68 victory over Western Michigan, while the University of Detroit won third straight, beating Bowling Green of Ohio 91-60. Loyola ol Chicago whipped North Dakota Stale DO-75, Washington University of St. Louis turned back Missis- State 68-44, Marquettc crushed Crclghton 98-flU, Tulsa trounced Baylor 60-48. Arizona edged Kan- uns State, 80-81, and Colorado halted Brlgham Young 66-46 in other major games. NEW YORK </r> — Itnlo Si'OHi- ! hini oi Italy vrnv^rt today lhat i I from now on "I'm an American and ( will fipht American style m the fu- ' lure." I The 25-yi-ar-nUI boxer won his third si might fiphi last, nlcht, tak-• ing a unanimous IQ-round derision ; from Chioo Varomi of Cuba at St. Nicholas Arena. Scnrtirhmi was on top of his np- ' ponent all the way. and nrver let '• up. nlthouKh there were no knock- ' downs. I Boxers from across Mir Atlantic. 1 he explained, hold back occasionally, but ScnrLirhini hud different i ideas la.st nipht. Referee Mark j Conn gave him the bout by a 9-1 i margin, Judge Apncllo had it 8-2. i and Judge Arthur Susskind voted : 7-3. Scortlchlnl weighed 1M 1 -/, Va- ' rona 153. ; In another televised bout In.-;' , night from Brooklyn's EnMern Parkway Arrna. 24-year-old Bobby Bell of YcmngstOAvn, Ohio, gained College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 72. Carnegie Tech 52 Harvard 61,, Northeastern 49 Hofstra 07, Kings Point 58 Iowa 84, Nebraska 61 Missouri 04. Indiana 61 Kansas 83, Louisiana SUlc SB Wisconsin 80, Western Michigan 68 Detroit 91, Bowling Green 60 Loyola (Chicagoi 00. North Dakota State 75 lown Stale 78, Carleton 60 Marqcutte f)ti. Creighton 68 Springfield (Mo) State (iO. Har- dln-Sinimons fit! Omaha 72, Wayne iNeb> 70 Central (Mo) 100, Friends iKnnl 85 College of Emyvoria (Kanl 97. Tabor (Kan) 65 Tennessee 91, William & Mary 79 Vanderbilt 104. Washington & Lee 88 Virginia 95. Randolph Mucon 54 Virginia Military 83, Hnmpden Sydney 74 Southern Methodist 09, Northwestern Louisiana State 86 Tulsa fiO. Baylor 48 Ft. Hay.s (Kun> Stale 72. North- wcMorn iOWn> Slain 5R Houston 102. Sam Houston Stfite 89 Louisiana Tech 88. Arkansas Tech 85 Arizona 86. Kansas Slate 81 Ulah 109, University of Hawaii 67 Colorado 65. Brighum Young 4fi St. Mary's 70. University of California at Davis 57 Iliimbnldt State 78. Southern Oregon 65 Pepprrclinc "72. Westmonl 54 VVillinm Zippier Jr. is retiring from racing. His \Vait-a-Bit was involved in a triple dead heat in tin 1 1944 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct. mi upset, si mrlo Cost n rnimds. lit decision ovc of Brooklyn Cavil 10 WE BOY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. FICHTINC MEN—Bobo Olson watches Ptc. Ed Marshal] draw » bead on a target at the 6th Infantry Division rancc, Ford Ord, Calif. The middleweight champion boxed a four-round exhibition for the American- Korean Relief Drive. (NEA) NOW OPEN At Former Norlh Slar Location Vi Mile from Hlylhevillc on N. Highway (il — Phone I'Oplar ,'i-9922 Serving Good Food & Catering to Parties— Large & Small Enjoy Dancing In Our Newly Decorated Dining Room ROBERTSON'S Good Food Rebecca and ..limmic Robertson REUNION — Sylvester "Pop" Mosley, left, Elythevllle's "Mr. Football", was one of the many Blytheville football fans on hand to greet Lt. Oliver (Bo) Coppedge. Nnvy plebe coach, at Hotel Nobel last night. Coppedge, a former Blytheville High School star, spoke at the school's anmml football banquet at the hotel. (Courier News 1'liolul ;?• ***** Coppedge Tells Chicks— Take Full Advantage Of High School Work' Members of Blytheville High School's 1954 football squad were advised last night to "get the most you possibly can out of high school work," Those words of wisdom were directed by Lt. Oliver (Bo) Coppedge. it former Blytheville High School grid star who Is now plebe caiiuli at the Naval academy. LL. Coppedye, currently on n Naval Academy "goodwill tour", spoke iit the high school's annual football banquet in Hotel Noble last night. "The dny of easy going for college athletes is over," 1,1. Cop- pc-'tltjn told the Chicks, "Nobody Is looking for the plum. If you aren't n gentleman and a scholar, you're in for a tough time." And he cited the recent "player flrings" by .nine major c6lleges as the chief example. "Collges have found in the past 10 yours Mint only A-l boys properly lit Into their athletic program so my advici! to you is to get the piost you possibly can out, of your high school work." Lt. Coppedge was introduced by school superintendent W. B. Nicholson. Following his address he presented a film of the 1954 Army- Navy game- Coach Russell Mosley also appeared on the program, giving s short appreciation talk and introduced members of the squad. W, P. Pry or, president of the school board, served as master of ceremonies. Out of town guests at the banquet included Ben F. Butler, Osceola mayor. Hale Jackson, L. C. B. Young, and Elliott Sartain, all of Osceoln and R. C. Branch of Pe- cnn Point. Thurmnn McGruw, cocaptain and defensive- tackle on the De troll Lions, plans a career as 0 forest ranger when his active gvld- Iron days ave completed. Rice and Texas Christian Only SWC Teams in Action Tonight Gosnell Drops 3 Games to Dell Blue Devil Boys, Girls and Juniors Win .Over Pirates DELL — Dell High School's Blue Devils won all three games here last night from Gosnell teams. The junior Blue Devils were victorious by a 46-22 score In the first game, the girls won 48-9 in the second and the senior boys won 56-48 in the feature game. In the girls game Oosnell failed to make a field goal. All of their nine points were scored from the free throw line. Lollar pitched in six charity tosses, Hyde one and Logan got two. Richardson with 19 points was high for Dell. Center Peeples scored 17 points to lead Dell's boys to victory in their game. The Blue Devils jumped into an early lead and failed to yield it as they hung up their sixth straight win. Bevill with 23 points was high for Gosnell. Girls Game Dell Pos. Gosnell Shelton 2 F 6 Lollar Tale 2 F 1 Hyde Hubbard 2 F Potter Peterson G Via Sigman G Crawford Garrett G Rhoads Substitutions: Dell — Byars 2, Whistle 14, Richardson 19, Buck, smith. Gosnell — Logan 2, whittle, Davis. Boys Game Dell Pos. Gosnell Johnston 15 P 9 F. Crawford Nanny F 3 H, Crawford Peeples 17 C 6 Allen Gulp G 4 Fowler Stanley 10 G 3 Began Substitutions: Dell — Payne, Rhoads 1, Lewis, Cook. Minyard 13 and Stalling!. Gosnell — Bevill 23, Davis and Hyde. Wrestlers Find Ballet Helpful AMARILLO, Tex. 1/T) — Ballet for wrestling? It certainly Is, testify a class of masters who took up the dance on a dare and found it just what they needed. The class consists of Dory Detton, Dick Steinborn, Tony Martindale. George Curtis and Andre Drapp. The teacher is petite Caprice Chantal. Electric ways to happy holidays Coffee for a crowd— good and hot in your automatic electric coSec-maker ~~"~ ENTERTAINING IS FUN WHEN YOU LIVE ELECTRICALLY Enjoy your guests— your automatic electric oven roasts the turkey without watching Come out of the kitchen—l/o«r electric griddle cooks pancakes right at the table Doughnuts for all— golden brown from your electric deep-fat fryer Owls Play First Home Game; TCU to Take on St. Louis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rice hits the floor in its home court for the first time tonight minus two of the players who led the way to victory in the Owls' only other game of the basketball season. The Owls face Lamar Tech in one of two games involving conference teams. Texas Christian plays St. Louis at St. Louis in the other. Missing from the Rice lineup will be Gerry Thomas, sophomore, and Charles Christensen, senior, forwards who were asked to withdraw from Rice yesterday for violation of school rules. Led Freshmen Thomas led the freshman team in scoring last year and scored the winning points for Rice in his one varsity appearance this season. He was rated one of the top prospects this year. Christensen, a junior college transfer last year, also started the first game with Lamar Tech. News of the dismissal of the two highlighted news from the conference which otherwise consisted of Southern Methodist's 99-86 victory over Northwestern Louisiana State and. Baylor's 60-48 loss to Tulsa. SMU Unbeaten SMU's victory kept the Mustangs unbeaten in three starts. Sophomore center Jim Krebs paced the victors with 31 points, 21 of them in the first half. The 6-8 Missourian hit over .500 from the floor. dumping in 1 of 28 shots. Art Barnes was right behind with 28. The ponies got the lead early in the game and never let go. They led 49-42 at halffcime. Forward Murray Bailey's 20 points were not enough to give Baylor a win. The Bears kept things close until the - last six through 1 points while holding Baylor to three. The game was tied 4-4 when the Tulsa surge began. Bob Patterson led Tulsa with 25 points. Jockeys Hove Hobbies MIAMI (AP)—Jockeys at Hiale- igh race track devote their spare hours to various hobbies. Basil James breeds tropical fish. Ted Atkinson Is a horticulturist. Gene Martin has a large collection of old and rare coins. 7 JeMo Schools In Action Tonight And Invitational Tourney Underway At Bragg City By SONXY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Seven of Pemiscot County's nine basketball teams will see action tonight .with six of those teams playing In the county. Also in progress this week i$ the Bragg City Invitational Tournament. The Caruthersville Tigers, with five returning lettermen, open their season by journeying to Steele. Coach Louis Lorch's Bulldogs, with several games already behind them, have two returning lettermen. 3 Games at Deeringr That game will be a twin. bill with both the A and B teams slated to play. Three games are scheduled for Deering tonight. Cooler's boys' A team, junior high boys, and girls will clash against Deering teams. Braggadocio's A and B te.ama will go to Holland for cage teams. Hayti, the only county team playing outside the county tonight, will visit Portageville, Mo. Arcaro Special BALTIMORE, Md. W) — The Bimlico Special could very well be named the "Arcaro Specoial." Jockey Eddie Arcaro has won the race four times. The masterful, rider won with Challedon in 1939, Shut Out in 1943, Assault in 1946 and Citation in 1948. The race is an invitational event at one mile and three-sixteenths. Ted Atkinson and the late Georgia Woolf both won the race three times. 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