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December 12, 1955

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

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{AUK,)' COCTHBB PAOI Players Choose All-Pro Team Out Like o ChompJon Harlan Hill Gets Most Votes; Rote Edges Graham By MURRAY OLDEKMAN NBA Staff Correspondent Who can better gauge the merits of a Harlon Hill than defensive halfback Jack Christiansen of the Detroit Lions, matching steps on the gridiron with the mercury-gaited Chicago Bear end? Who knows Hie ball-packing wallop of an Ollie Matson like defense tackle Don Oo|o of the Cleveland Browns. So to select die elite of football, the NBA Service has gone directly to the men who know, the 396 players of the National Football League. From heir ballot returns have come the 1955 NBA All-Players' All-Pro, the most authentic of mythical teams. Here they are: OFFENSE E—Harlon Hill, Chicago Bears E—Billy Wilson, San Francisco T—Bob St. Clalr, San Francisco T—Lou Groza, Cleveland G—Duane Putnam, Los Angeles O—Abe Gibron, Cleveland C—Frank Ga'tski, Cleveland Q—Tobin Rote .Green Bay DEFENSE E—Gene Brito, Washington E—Len Ford, Cleveland T—Art Donovan, Baltimore T—Don Colo, Cleveland MG—Dale Dodrlll, Pittsburgh LB—Joe Schmidt, Detroit LB—George Conner, Chicago H—Bert Rechlchar, Baltimore H—Ollie Matson, Chicago Cardinals H—Bill Sherman, Los Angeles H—Frank GIfford, New York S—Bobby Dillon, Green Bay F— Howte Ferguson, Green Bay S—Jack Christiansen, Detroit BRONKO CROSSBUCK, the sensation oi '54, can't be foisted on you as the greatest still in '55 because he's been judged by the men he comes in contact with. The little tell-tale slackening of speed, the complacent lack of extra effort — these are discernible to the gifted. You haven't seen linemen like Bob St. Clair, the gigantic tackle of the San Francisco 49ers, or Duane Putnam of Los Angeles Rams, or Ab« Qibron of the Cleveland Browns, or Gene Brito of the Washington B«d»k!ns on all-star lists before. Yet for this season they were the best at, their positions. The men who had to cope with them say so. You had such veterans as George Connor, the mobile linebacker of th« Bears, making outstanding comebacks to merit all-professional icclaim again. You had such standbys as defensive end Len Ford of tbe Browne still rushing a passer to perfidy. Li'l Arthur Donovan became firmly established as the toughest defensive tackle in the game, and Joe Schmidt, on a losing team, gave the Lions the best linebacking. FOB &E.NERAL ACCLAIM, none surpassed the amazing Hill, t sophomore out of Florence State Teachers in Alabama whose name dotted 80 per cent of the tallies and who is rapidly gaining recognition as the greatest since Don Hutson. The hottest contention for posts was at quarterback and middle OFFENSE SECOND TEAM DEFENSE E—Bill Howton, Green Bay E—Pete Plhos, Philadelphia T—Mike McCormack, Cleveland T—Ken Snyder, Philadelphia 0—Stan Jonet, Chicago Bears O— Barley Sewell, Detroit C—BHJ Johnson, S«n Francisco Q—Otto Graham, Cleveland H—Doak Walker, Detroit H—Ray Renfro, Cleveland F—Alan Ameche, Baltimore E—Gino Marchctti, Baltimore E—Andy Kobustelli, Los Angeles T—Bud McFadin, Los Angeles X—Boh Toneff, San Francisco MG—Bill George, Chicago LB—Roger Zatkoff, Green Bay LB—Lavern Torgeson, Washington H—Warren J.ahr, Cleveland H—Jim David, Detroit S—Emleii Tunnell, New York field S— Rex Berry, Sail Francisco guard In a blanket finish, the Packers' Tobin Rote, .a fine general emblematic of the new trend to running T quarterbacks, nosed out the amazing Otto Graham and a newcomer to stardom, the Bears' Ed Brown. . Dale Dodrill of the Steelers was severely challenged by Bill George, the anchor of the fine Bear defensive line. And which NFL club dominates these dream teams? The omnipotent Browns, of course, with three first-string offensive choices and two on the defensive squadron — and all five linemen. Which must prove that it's still best to build from the ground up. This Is one all-star aggregation that shouldn't brin ments. any argu- Santee 31st in Handicap Race PHILADELPHIA (IP) — Americ- ] was John Tibbets, another Quan- the marines at Quantico, Va., had the best elapsed time of the a4 harriers who competed in rain and mud. The winner in the five mile run Compton Claims Junior Crown PASADENA, Calif. Wi—Compton of California today laid claim to the national junior college football championship for 1955 after triumphing over Jones County J. C. of Ellisville, Miss., 22-13. in the Junior Rose Bowl game Saturday. Compton was generally ranked No. 1, Jones No. 2 before the game which did nothing to dispel the ratings ol those who follow the two-year college*. GIVE HIM or HER Golf Equipment- FOR CHRISTMAS Gloves SoH Exclusively By Pros. PAUL FARRINGTON Mythtvill* Country Club N. WHO ft SETTER QU4LIP1SD TO HATE THE P«OS THAU THE PRO HIMSELF? FS.QM HI'S VOTSS COMBi THIS DfSEAM TEAM... Walker Ends Grid Career DETROIT (AP) — Doak Walker said goodbye to football yesterday. And the little Texan bowed out as expected — lik« a champion. Walker, playing his final game for the Detroit Lions, climaxed a great career by scoring 11 points to (1) clinch the National Football League scoring title for the second time in six years, and (2) become the third highest scorer in league history. Even the fact that the Lions were in the process of losing a 24-19 decision to the New York Giants didn't detract from the warm feeling which spread throughout icy Briggs stadium as Walker spoke at halitime. He said the conventional things at first :"I would like to thank the officials of the Detroit Lions xxx my coaches x x x my team mates x x x." Thanks Bleacherites f Then, with a sweep of his hand he lurned around and pointed to the centerfield sector of the ball park and said: "But most of all I'd like to thank the people out there, the people in the bleachers. They've been wonderful." An instantaneous roar went up from the "bleacherttes," who in six seasons sat through rain, snow and sleet to watch Walker. Walekr's 11 points yesterday gave him 96 for the season. He also won the scoring crown with 128 points in his rookie year in 1950. He was second with 106 last year. Walker's 11 points yesterday in Vie* of the fact he came to the Lions tabbed as a "glamour boy." An outstanding star for Southern Methodist, he won the Heisman trophy in 1947 and the Maxwell award In 1948. weighing only 165 pounds, he was considered a prime target for the ruffians of the National Foot^ & \\ League. But Walker earned the respect of the bigger players almost from the start with his ta- tense, clean play. Playoff Thriller Looms When Rams Butt Browns for Title By RIP WATSON The Associated Press It'll be the Cleveland Scoreboard showed the second- place Chicago Bears had completed their season by beating Philadelphia 17-10. Waller ripped off Browns VS. the Los Angeles 155-yard touchdown run on the Rams again for the National Football League title Dec. 26, and if past playoff records mean anything, look out, brother! Otto Graham and company haven't met the Rams in a playoff in the last three years, but the Cleveland-Los Angeles battles of 1950 and 1951 had the fans gasping. The Browns, completing their; triumphant switch from the All- j America Conference to the NFL, won the first mite 30-28 on Lou Groza's 16-yard field goal with 28 seconds to play. The Rams evened the? count the nfxt. year 24-17. with the winning touchdown a 73-yard pass play from Norm Van Brocklin to Tom Fears. Cheers For Rookie Van Brocblin was pitching at the same old stand yesterday as the Rams clinched the Western Conference title with a 31-17 victory over Green Bay. But it was a rookie. ex-Maryland star Ron Waller, who brought the cheers from the crowd of 90,535 in Los Angeles' Memorial Coliseum. The crowd, incidentally, was the biggest of the professional season, although that figure probably will be topped in 'the playoff on the same field. The Rams went into the game knowing they had to win, for the fourth play of the game and the Rams were never headed. He also scored two more touchdowns on short plunges. Tbe victory left Los Angeles with an 8-3-1 mark compared to Chicago's 8-4. The Browns,, with their sixth straight Eastern Conference title almidy tucked away, apparently suffered something of a letdown and had to go all out with three touchdowns in the last live minutes to down the Chicago Cardinals 35 24. Pops, Chick S's Play Wardell Here Tonight Blytheville's Papooses and Chickasaw B teams will be in action at i-Ialey Field tonight with the junior game starting at 7 o'clock. Opponents for the night will be Wardell teams. The Paps, still locking for their first win of the season after three losses," are accorded their best chance so far to break the drought. The Chick B's will be after victory number three against a single loss. U R ElFI Mefil llniifiis :'Q': Wiiitr Iliiiniiinil' Jib WIST MA1\ ST. Steele Has 75 Gomes Left On Cage Slate STEELE — The Stcclc caprers • will play host to Braggadocio here. next Tuesday night. j Sieeli? will participate in the ! Kennetl Christmas Tournament Dec. 26-30. the Wa-rdell Invitational Tournament Jan. 23-26 and the county tournament at Bragg City Feb. 6-10. Remainder of schedule: i Dec. 13—Cooter There 20—Boss, There 3—Dcering, Here 6—Senoih, Ht're 12—Holland, There 13—Braggadocio, There 20—Caruthersville, Here 24—Hornersville, There 27—Hayti, There 31—Horner?ville. Here 3—Wnrdell, Here 14—-Cooter, Here 17—Wardell, There 21—Clarkton. Here Jan. Feb. Michigan State's second baseman George Smith won the Big Ten bat- tins championship with a .485 average and the team title with a .408 a: ark. Graham, making; what he said was positively his last appearance 'j before the home folks, passed for three touchdowns, including a play covering 41 yards to Ray Renfro for the winner. He also clinched the league passing title with an avenuje of 9.30 yards for every pass thrown. Last Game For Do;ik Another NFL .star wound up his career at home, but in. less successful fashion, as the New York Giants do\vned Detroit 24-19 despite Doak Walker's 11 points. The Lion star .scored a touchdown, kicked a field goal and two conversions to win the scoring title with 9G points. Baltimore's rookie star Alan Ameche was held to 29 yards as San Francisco whipped tbe Colts 35-24, but lie wound up with the leacue rushing title on 9(51 yards. Vic Jrmowioz scored 10 points to set a Washington record of 88 on the season as the Redskin? wound up their best year since their 1945 championship with a 28-17 victory over Pittsburgh. Doak Walker NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR DECANTER _ •28 ''l%?'i | I/' Ql Plus GOLD FILIGREE GIFT DECANTER I What a gift-'" 11 6 years old-mellow as moonlight-the smoothest, drinkingest bourbon you've ever tasted! And that decanter... handsome! It looks as rich as the taste of Cascade I CASCADE GU. A. OICKEl giSt. GO., LQUISVIIU, HI., 88 PROOf KENTUCKY STRAIGHT IOURBON Let us Track Down your Motor Trouble! LUBRICATION IS THE LIFELINE OF YOUR CAR! Correct lubrication is the most important service needed to keep your car running well. 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