The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1955 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1955
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YOMDtfT, (AM.) COURIER rtBWI PAG1 F1FTBEN BETWEEN WMB ••• SAN FRANCISCO — (NEA) — Football has changed so much in character, acd characUm, a player away irom H five year* would b« loot lo a wvH«r of Z-outa, flarei and other gobbtedf-gix*, maintain] Frank-It Albert of ttw 49ew . . . Wnat'l ttta about a private ifcowdown between Red ganden and Hardiman Cvreton, ttM Uclan captain nil coach haa consistently downgraded* . . . Think the pros are hardened and blase? After six years-in the 1 National Football League, preceded by four in college, Li'l Arthur Donovan, the 262-pound'tac- kle of the Colts, still loses his breakfast before every game . . . And how about Gino Marchetti, the Pro Bowl end, cloth clenched b'etween his teeth as a dressing room doctor manipulated his separated shoulder back in place, rasping, "Can I go back in the second half, Doc?" (he was out five games) . . . Despite their current rapport, Arl Donovan it wasn't too long ago LA promoter Babe McCoy spat in the face of Al Weil! in lieu of a ringside handclasp ... * * • Leo Nomellini of the 49ers, unhappy over being confined to offensive tackle, may give it all up for' his lucrative mat career . : . The only thing that kept Alan Ameche from a dual wrestling-grid career was the hours — he didn't like the life of traveling all the time. ... and besides, that purported $100,000 mat offer was a phony . . . The most disgracefully run press boi in the country is Kezar Stadium, loaded with political dead-heads in the choice seals . . . Chuck Taylor insists he did not pick Michigan State over UCLA in the Rose Bowl, as quoted . . . indications are that Pappy Waldorf will be back at Cal next season because of a sympathy tide . . . Commercials for the telecast of the Rose Bowl game must all be cleared beforehand by the Pacific Coast Conference ... There's a rookie backfield star In the NFL who can scarcely read English . . . he's got a college degree, too ... College of the Pacific, a power among the dwindling independents on the coast, it in real financial trouble . . . saddled with a mortgaged stadium that cost $300,000 more than anticipated . . . and unable to average the 18,000 paid that will clear the nut . . . Biggest hope for salvation is phenom haliback Dick Bass coming up from the freshmen who, says Coach Moose Myers, could play regular halfback on any professional team — right now I ... Baltimore t»«kl« Tom Finnln, one ot the best, is being forced into retirement . . . became the Chicago police force, his off-season employer, doesn't cotton to the publicity he geii —or the annual leave of absence to play ball ... * • * Jt'i true Oeorge Shaw and Ameche are two of the brightest rookiea ever to land In.the pro grid ranks ... but George still has to master the art of changing plays on the line of scrimmage to counter shifting defenses . . . and Ameche has a long way to go in other arts ot fullbacking besides tail-carrying like pass protection and faking beyond the line of scrimmage ... Center Bill Russell, college basketball 1 ! outstanding performer at the University of San Francisco, was a high school Ihlrd-stringer until hta senior year . . . Between you'n'me, it becomes evev more apparent Alec Gushing did one of the great selling lobs in. sports history when he landed the 1960 Winter Olympics for Squaw Valley in the High Sierra ... because he's entirely dependent on the State of California to finance the $3 million needed to finish the game sites ... and upwards of $20 million in road construction to get there ... the whole project could go boom H the legislature got balky . . . Michigan State Shows Bowl Tricks to Public By ROBERT E, VOCES PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Anybody who could diagram a football play could explain to anyone else who would listen today just what Michigan State will throw against UCLA in the Rose Bowl. , A crowd of more than 3,500 turned out lor a public showing of the Spartan tactics in an open house practice at East Los Angeles Junior College. It was the first time there has been prior announcement by a visiting Big Tan team at a oome- one, come-aH workout. Some oi> the assistant coaches were shaking their heads in amazement as "Coach of the Year" Duffy Daugherty explained each series of Michigan State plays while the team romped through their formations. Enthusiastic Applause "This is our quick kick," Daugherty would explain, while his team ran through the play, "and our fake kick, and our Quick-kick hand o!f and our lateral off the fake.. "We showed them about everything we used this year," Daugherty said afterwards. "I figure Red Sanders has us pretty well scouted j so what's the harm in showing the folks our stuff." Daugherty, talking over a por table public address system, introduced his players and exchanged quips with the enthusiastic and applauding crowd of fans. UCLA staged a brisk 30-minute defensive scrimmage during its workout, "the best one yet" according to Coach Sanders. Patterson Hits 41 as Armorel Wins Twice GO6NELL — Armorel walked off with a pair of senior victories here laat night, the girls winning 54-34 and the boys winning 80-34. Once again it wa« Amwel't Floyd Patterson, with deadly aim at the basket*, who led the way for the Tigers. The sharpshooter tallied 41 Coaiea led the Armorel glrta in their victory with » pointi. Bevill was high for Oonnell with 14. Crawford topped Oosnell boys with l«. Armorel Foi. GoeneU Patterson, 41 F Regan, 8 Stinnett, I F Lardon Williams, I 0 OrawJord, 1« Stevenson O . Hyde, I Oarrtaon, I O Burriae flub»titute«: Armorel — Mack Elliott ), niiott, Curtis, u»y, £ Mca««;**!* », 6»ldw»U, No Surprise; Dons Hit AP Cage Poll Jackpot Bf 8HELQON 8AKOW1TZ The AHOciated Frew San Francisco, North Carolina State and Utah continued to rank 1-2-3 in the weekly Associated Press basketball poll today. •Frisco', undefeated in five games this season and boasting a 31-game winning streak over a two-year span, collected 92 first place ballots. A total of 150 sportswriters and sportsoasters voted in the poll, based on games through Deo. 17. On the basis of 10 for first, nine for second etc., the Dons received 1,407 points and remained the top- ranking team. Russell And Co. All-America Bill Russell and Co. impressed over the past veekend with victories over Marquette and DePaul to capture the DePaul Invitational Tournament in Chicago. North Carolina State (7-0) retained its runnerup spot on the strength, of victories over Clemson, South Carolln: and West Virginia. Utah (5-0), holding the No. 3 rating, heads a four-team field in the Kentucky invitational tourney that starts tonight. The Utes tangle with fourth-ranked Dayton in their opening round game. The top ten teams with first place votes in parentheses: 1. San Francisco (92) 1407 2. North Carolina State (13) .1079 3. Utah (2) 966 4. Dayton (2) 633 5. Brigham Young (2) 528 6. North Carolina (4) 519 7. Holy Cross (11) 429 8. Vanderbilt (9) 361 9. Kentucky (2) 353 10. Iowa (1) 304 Second Ten 11. George Washington (7) 261 12. Temple 192 13. Marquette 188 14. Duke (1) 163 15. Oklahoma City (1) 92 16. Alabama 63 17. Illinois 55 18. Indiana 54 tie. Memphis State 54 20. Duquesne 48 (Note: Kentucky Wesleyan received two first place votes and Louisville one first). Lovellette Takes NBA Scoring Lead NEW YORK VP> — Clyde Lovellette, giant center of the Minneapolis Lakers, was back on top today as the leading scorer of the National Basketball Assn.—but. by only three points. Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks, the leader a week ago with 415 points to 386 for Lovelette, is close behind this time with an even 500 compared with 503 for the former Kansas All-America star. Lovellette, however, has played in 23 games, while Pettit, a 1054 All-America player at Louisiana State, has been in only 20. Pettit'3 average is 26 points per game, while Lovelette is hitting at a 21.9 clip. Cafe/res Martin Too Soon SAN JUAN, P.B. (/Pi— Happy Pelton of New York City. Brooklyn Dodger post-game television announcer, entered the second International Game Pish Tournament of Puerto Rico but didn't get a strike in four days of angling. But two days before the tournament he and Reggie Foster of Chevy Chase, Md, both met with success. Pellon landed' a blue marlin and Foster boated a sail fish. Fast Offense, Tight Defense To Collide In Miami Brawl By BOB McHtJGH COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's football team went home for Christmas vacations today for a rest and an opportunity to give some serious thought to what might happen when a speedy, line-ripping offense collides with a stubborn, craggy defense. The answer will be unfolded in Miami Jan. 2 when Coach Bud Wilkinson's high scoring Sooners from Oklahoma meet Maryland In the Orange Bowl. Already, Coach Jim Tatum of Maryland is basking In Florida sunshine pondering the question, Points Needed Eddie league, Maryland assistant who scouted the Sooners in their victories over Nebraska and Oklahoma A&M says mournfully "we are going to nave to score if we are going to beat that team." The highest score Maryland has chalked up all year was the 34 points collected against i middling EdicfDoesn'tHalt Tex-HeKeepsOn Making Matches NEW YORK m—Boxing may be dead in New York after the guild is outlawed Jan. 15 but Tex Sullivan, promoter at St. Nicholas Arena keeps right on making matches. Sullivan expects to close today a Jan. 16 pairing at St. Nicholas Arena between Tony Johnson and Paddy Young, two thumping middleweights from New York. Contracts also Will be sent to the New York State Athletic Commission for a rematch of Carmine Fiore and Qene Poirier, who battled 10 furious rounds to a draw last night Poirier of Niagara Falls, N. Y. weighed 150% pounds, Fiore of Brooklyn, 14914. The Fiore-Poirier scrap was a sizzler with Piore, the 12 to 5 favorite, piling up an early lead. The 23-year-old Niagara Palls welter closed with a rush to get the draw. Keferee Petey Delia scored it 4-4-2 with four points for each and Judge Leo Birnbaum saw it 5-5 with five points for each. Judge Al Singer voted for Piore 7-3, but the majority rules. The AP card was 5-5. Jockey Willie Hartack will ride for Calumet Farm at Hialeah this winter, Jack Sharkey, ex-heavyweight boxing champion, has bagged a der in New Hampshire annually for the last 11 years. . . . buf Ofc, SEBAGO-MOCS HANDSEWN HANDLASTED Wirfi patented welt construction Black or Brown To loaf in or to wear to work, you can't find * mart comfortable, belter-looking pair of 4 shoes than these Sebago-Mocs. Made in Maine by skilled craftsmen, their patented weft construction — exclusive with Sebago-Mocs — makes them super-flexible. Heavy leather sole, steal thank, resilisot foam-rubber forepart. Snug heel fit. CMI* in and try rficir "*Bp-<w FAMILY SHOE STORE Mill W. Syracuse eleven in a 34-13 victory. Singing the accustomed pre-game blues yesterday, Wilkinson saw Maryland as pointing for his No. 1 ranked team, 'a distinction he feels is psychologically bad. Maryland's powerful defense and What Wilkinson feels is a psychological disadvantage arc the chief Sooner problems, judging by statements from the Oklahoma campus. pus. Steady Gainers Statistics on the running game prove, that though the Terps weren't exactly a high scoring aggregation, they have backs who can be depended upon for yardage. Seven of them have averages of better than iour yards per try, This unsensational but steady type of performance netted Maryland 211 points this year while the stony defense yielded only 57. Oklahoma, however, rolled up 365 points and permitted, the opposition to gather a stingy 54. Fights Last Night MONDAY'S FIGHTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans — Willie Pastrano, 185, New Orleans, outpointed Rex Layne, 208',i, Lewiston, Utah, 10 New York — Dene Poirier, 150% Niagara Falls, N. Y., drew with Carmine Piore, 149'A, Brooklyn, 10 Sydney — Kevin James, 117 : /i, Australia, outpointed Bobby Sinn, Vz, Australia, 10. The bear hunting season in Ari- ozna opened on Sept, 1. It wil run through Feb. 29. Duquesne /s Confusing —It Even Plays Defense By JEVIMY BUKSLI.V NBA Staff Correspondent PITTSBURGH — (NBA) — Dudey Moore and his Duquesne outfit fit into the modern scheme of basketball in, at best, a bewildering way. Here is a perennial national pow- r going to the post without a starting player standing as high as 6-4. At the same time, the school hasn't been able to make up its jnind whether it want? big stuff from its basketball squad or merely one of those "representative college teams," of which educators speaK so fondly. With an apparent lack of talent —and no administrative backing to go out and get it—Duquesne has the best teams available on its schedule. And, of course, nobody "igures to be exceptionally surprised ,( the Dukes finish lar up in the national rankings. Moore makes the situation more confusing by teaching: a brand of jasketball which most believe has long since been put away as a du'st- covorcd example of what old-timers actually believed was good. "If we guard the other fellows correctly, some decent scoring by two of my players will win BO per cent of the games we play," Moore says. The theory has an unimaginative taint to it, smacking of the days when basketball was played mainly church halls and Ilrehouses. Moore, you see. actually believes defense is important in basketball. : 'We play what we call 'switching I to the ball,'" Dudey explains. "We try to keep switching men on defense so that the fellow with the ball and the fellow moving for a pass will have a defender picking him up who is in position to prevent him from having a free area from which to operate." • * • On the court, this technical stuff comes out as a constant pressing defense. On good nights. Duquesne opponents find they have to keep passing, passing, passing. No clean chances for a shot show up. Sooner or later one at the embarrassed opponent decides it's high time u shot was taken, so he lets one go from a bad angle. Over the first four games this year, Duquesne held opponents to an average of 45 points per game That's almost archaic in today's shoot-shoot game. Naturally, this figure goes higher over a season. But never over 60 points. "That's my hold-the-line figure," Dudey says. "If we do it, we can win that 90 per cent. Most other teams don't hold us to less than 60 points." Dudey's system this year figures to be put to a toying test. Duquesne authorities made up their minds, some time in the past, to get a little tougher on incoming basketball players. The result was a lot of Hunk-outs and ineligibilities. And a lot of high school stars entering other schools. » » * With this, Dudey must go against such as Dayton, with 7-foot Billy Ulil, Niagara, always big, Pordham, Cincinnati, Temple and the like, with only Sihugo Green as a solid star. A weak freshman team sent little material to the varsity and the outlook hasn't improved for the future. Green Is, of course, about the finest. Inch for Inch, in the nation. But Si doesn't have too much «!•• to go with him. In keeping with the confusion, however. Duquesne should do quit* well this year. Moor* figure* to b» murdered by height here and Sure, but later on, Dudey's defense should begin to catch on and collar sow of those shot-minded teami. TAKING OFF For The Holidays? During Winter holidays its doubly important to make sure your car will take those long trips to grandma's house and return — safely. Let us lubricate, check your tires, cooling system, battery, and those important windshield aids the wipers, heater and defroster. Go safely! 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