The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 26, 1958 · Page 9
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Koeck's Corner ByTOMKOECK THfi BIG StmPKiSE IN THE BN3 NINE CONFER* ence 18 the sudden Change o! fate for the struggling Faribault Falcons Three straight victories —• and all against conference rivals-^have lifted Faribault's basketball stock higher than at any time in the last five years... Most of the credit for the about face must go to coach Red Rehwaldt, who has done a masterful job convincing his team it is 'more fun to win than stay in the cellar ,.. According to Bob Retzlaff, Faribault Daily News ,sports editor, it is difficult to single out any individual during the recent surge, but the improvement by center Jack van Straaten, a husky 6-4 footer, has done much to get the Falcons on their winning streak ... Van Straaten gives the club solid rebounding and his 14 points against Rochester in the last outing was his best effort.., Rehwaldt says that desire has played an important role in the Falcon's climb. This was demonstrated in the Rochester game when the Falcons were forced to rally in the final 60 seconds to win after trailing most of the way. The fact that Rehwaldt's crew didn't buckle under the pressure^ indicates that they may be tough to handle the rest of the season ... A little success can do wonders and certainly it will make Rehwaldt's job that much easier... Choice Big Nine Attraction ' ONE OF THE BIG GAMES OF THE BIG NINE CONFERENCE will be played at Austin right after the Christmas holidays when the Packers take on undefeated Mankato . . . This one could determine the Big Nine title chase and certainly will match two of the strongest teams in the conference . . . Mankato has won six straight against all opponents, including three in the Big Nine. They are the only, unbeaten team in the race that was tightened considerably when Albert Lea upset Austin . . . The secret of Mankato's success seems to be balanced scoring. Orv Schwankl, Mankato's coach, supports this theory when he says, "We have been improving a- little each game, and that balanced scoring was terrific (against Owatonna) again." It could develop into quite an offensive show as there is nothing wrong with the Packers' marksmanship. They finally broke the barrier defeating Wlnona, 70-61, and from now on the scoring should _ improve ... Before the Packers bump into Mankato Jan. 9, they get a chance to warm up against a better than average Hibbing team next woek .. Johlfs Rotes Austin on Top CORNER CHATTER — Now that Wlnona has failed to land professional baseball, It should be ripe for either semi-pro or ameteur ball next summer . . . There is some talk of Winona Joining the Century loop, but Emil Scheld, busy trying to revive the Southern Minnesota League, hopes to lure the Chiefs. Wlnona still holds a franchise In (he S-M, which could be a deciding factor. Bloomington, a member last year, would also like to get back In the Century League. The team has found a new sponsor and Is looking for a place to play. They won the Century League title a year ago ... Art Johlfs, the Minneapolis real estate man, whose basketball ratings have gained state-wide interest, picks Austin as the No. 1 team, despite a lost to Albert Lea . . . Here's the way Johlfs rates them at the Christmas holiday break: 1. Austin, t. Minnetonka, 3. Minneapolis South, 4. Cloquet, S. Mankato, 6. St. Louis Park, 7. Moorbead, 8. Olivia, I. St. Paul Central, 10. F.ulda . .. John Larson, Mankato line coach lor the past 14 years, has 1 decided to quit. Larson, who also assisted with basketball for 11 years, will continue at assistant coach of the baseball team. A veteran of 23 years in coaching, Larson said he was dropping football to lighten his work load . . . Quarterback Bill Rogers and fullback Chuck Alley will captain the 1959 Mankato football team . . . Colleges Resume Tourneys By DON WEISS Associated Press gftorti Writer Kansas State, a team with a lot of making up to do on the tournament level, gets its chance tonight as college basketball resumes with a vengeance from its Christmas lull. The Wildcats, who turned woe- ul in the NCAA championship finals last March, meet Missouri in he Big Eight Conference's Holiday Tourney, one of four major tournaments. Touching off a spree of festive competition that continues almost without interruption through the irst week of January. The ECAC Holiday Festival at New York's Madison Square Garden opened with an afternoon doubleheader matching Cornell (4-1) with Utah (4-3) and St. Joseph's of Philadelphia (6-1), the avorite, against Syracuse (3-2). Tonight a pair of unbeatens, Dayton (6-0) and Niagara (5-0), have showdown followed by Holy Cross (3-1) against St. oseph's of New York (5-1). First round play in the South' west Conference Tourney had fav< ored Texas Christian (5-1) against Baylor (4-3) and SMU (5-2) against Arkansas (2-3) in after noon games, and a night double header matching Rice (4-3) with Texas (2-4) and Texas Tech (4-2) With Texas A&M (5-1). The oldest of all the Christmas tournaments, the All-College al Oklahoma City, bad an afternoon schedule of Wichita (4-3) vs Bowling Green (2-2) and Tulsa (4-3) vs Duquesne (2-4) and a night program of favored Xavier of Ohio (5-1) vs Oregon (4-1) and Oklahoma City (5-1) vs San Francisco (2-5). Just to keep everyone happy, two more major and numerous smaller tournaments begin tomorrow. Oregon State is the favorite in the Far West Classic at Corvallis, Ore., which also includes Air Force, Iowa and Wyoming. Brigham Young, only team to beat Kansas State this season, is favored over. Dartmouth, Seton Hall and Canisius in the Queen City Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. — also beginning Saturday. The Big Eight at Kansas City spreads its first round over two days. Oklahoma meets Iowa State in the other game tonight. Tomorrow Kansas faces Colorado and Nebraska meets Oklahoma State. In case the four big tournaments aren't enough, there's the Hoosier Classic beginning in Indianapolis with Purdue meeting Butler and Indiana facing Notre Dame tonight, and the four-team Evansville (Ind) Invitational with Tennessee Tech, St. Marys (Calif), Washington (St.Louis) and Evansville entered. Gophers' Johnson Turns Corner to Cage Stardom By JIM KLOBUCHAR MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—The long- legged, scrawny kid from New Prague has turned the corner to bigtime basketball stardom. Ron Johnson has toughened and matured, become the determined ringmaster of a building Minnesota basketball team. And he is nowhere near his ultimate potential. Johnson came to Minnesota two years ago with more advance acclaim than ever had been lavished en an established basketball star at the schooj. His record-setting scoring and captivating choir boy manner made him the hero of thousands of high school basketball fans. »As a rookie at Minnesota a year ago be played competently and Hart, Dupas in TV Fight By WHITNEY MARTIN Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Garnet (Sugar) Hart said he came here to knock out Ralph Dupas in their scheduled 10-rouiid main event at Miami Beach Auditorium tonight. The welterweight fight will be nationally televised over the NBC network at 10 p. m. (EST). Despite Hart's supreme confidence and his record of flattening 20 of his 29 opponents, he looms as a 7-5 underdog when the opening bell rings. The critics just can't see him matching the rin£- craft and experience of the New Orleans battler. Dupas has had 89 fights, with 74 victories, 9 defeats and 6 draws. Although only 23, he rate* as * veteran campaigner. Hart, who has been training in his home town of Philadelphia, arrived here Wednesday. Hart has been kayoed twice himself, once by Fred Perry when he was a preliminary boy, and the other time by Virgil Akins, who handed turn his last defeat, in Auguttt, 1957. with measurable improvement from game to game. But he was no beacon in the Big Ten, nor did his coach or teammates expect him to be. "I didn't have the strength a year ago that I have now," John son said. "I was inexperienced, and I took quite a bit of pushing around." Johnson rarely gets shoved around today. He has greater self- assurance, more physical power, and the responsibility of knowing that unless he delivers his team is not likely to win. The 6 foot 7 inch junior is that important to Minnesota. Coach Ozzle Cowles has manipulated like a puppet master in an effort to produce a working combination, but he has left Johnson strictly alone as a starter, "I try not to be aware of any greater responsibility, if I actually have it," Johnson said. "I may give the appearance of being more aggressive this year, but that may be because I'm stronger than I used to be." Two years of college have worked a remarkable transformation on the athlete. As a high schooler Johnson seemed withdrawn and reluctant to talk about himself, |his successes and problems. ! University life and the athlete's travels have smoothed and refined him. He has always been intelligent. He is now expansive and a stimulating conversationalist. His shift to forward from center this year was more nominal than real. "Let's face it," he said. "I still play in and out of the pivot and it's there where I do my best work." Work! Under Net Johnson has averaged close to 20 points iu six Gopher games this year by making the beet of his chances from under the basket. He rarely shoots from the corners or out on the court, although be is not a bad shot for a big man. "We have other players who can shoot far better than me from on the court," Johnson said, "so CARMAKER GOOFS—Dick Carmaker of the Minneapolis Lakers eludes Phil Jordon, left, and Dick McQuire and aims ball at basket" in first period of game in Madison Square'Garden Thursday night against Detroit Pistons. He missed. Detroit won 98-97 in overtime. (AP Photofax). Pistons Edge Lakers in Overtime Period Giants Design Defense to Stop Colts' Unitas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christmas night brought nothing but woe to the opponents of the Boston Celtics and St. Louis Hawks, National Basketball Assn. divisional leaders. The Celts, leading the Eastern Division by three games over the New York Knicks, rolled to their Top Bracket Favored in Loyola Test While Austin Pacelli, the defending champion, and St. Louis Park Benilde, one of the favorites, battled opponents this afternoon in the second annual'Loyola Holiday basketball tournament at Mankato, two more first round games were slated tonight. Rollingstone Holy Trinity faces Waseca Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. and host school Loyola plays Sleepy Eye St. Mary's at 8:30 p.m. Benilde opened the tournament against Bethlehem Academy of Faribault, New Ulm game. The upper while Pacelli played Trinity in the second there's no point in my banging away." Without question the Gophers' experimenting this year has lim ited Johnson's effectiveness. The team's livelihood depends on its ability to keep open a pipeline to the big fellow. New player com binations sometimes have trouble keeping it open. 'It's a two-way street," Ron said. "I've got to work to get position and ,ihe fellows in the backcourt have their own assignments." But it's a truism in the Gopher camp that when Johnson is getting the ball with regularity, and with fair shooting opportunities, the Gophers are a tough team to handle. Defense Big Worry "My big worry is still on defense," Johnson said. "As a forward I'm watching a different type of player now. You've got to move fast to keep up." The team's future? Johnson has rarely been guilty of any rah-rah hokum. So when he says "we've got a chance against every team we play, but just an outside chance at a title shot," the opinion can be accepted without much argument. Peter sen Awarded Football Numeral Jerry Petersen, allstate tackle at Austin High School in 1957, was one of 34 freshmen who received football numerals at the University of Colorado it was announced today. Although he played tackle for coach Art Hass' Packer team, at Colorado Petersen was moved to guard where he is expected to make a strong bid for a varsity ijob next season. Two other Minnesota boys were awarded numerals, halfback Jere Stephens of Waverly and halfback John Nachtsheim of Robbinsdale. Additional Sports on Page 13 bracket appears to boast most of the power as the four teams in that section have won 23 games and lost only six. The four lower gracket quints bboast an overall 11-16 record. Rollingstone Holy Trinity is the best bet of the lower bracket to gain the finals. It faces Sacred boast an overall 11-16 record. Four games will be played Saturday, with the consolation round ,in the afternoon and the championship semifinals at night. Today's afternoon winners play at 7 p.m. with the second semifinal contest going on at 8:30 p.m. Consolation finals will be held Sunday at 1 p.m., with third place at stake at 2:30 p.m. and the championship on the line at 4 p.m. Pacelli, coached by Marty Crowe, carried a 6-1 recor4 against New Ulm Trinity. The Shamrocks have won five straight since they dropped a game to Minneapolis Central in November. Stress Offense eighth straight victory in the nightcap of a Christmas night doubleheader at New York, defeating the second place nicks, 129-120. St. Louis, six games up on second place Detroit, got help from Cincinnati Royal Castoff Clyde Lovellette to beat the Royals 10092. Detroit edged the Minneapolis Lakers 98-97 in overtime in the first game of the New York twin- bill to round out Thursday night's activity. Boston came from a six point halftime deficit to win. Frank Ramsey, Bill Russell, Sam Jones and Bob Cousy put together nine straight points to bring the Celtics from a 193-99 score to take an advantage they never relinquished. Lovellette scored 21 points in 29 playing minutes to give St. Louis the impetus to stay ahead of the Royals. He teamed with Hub Reed and Cliff Hagan to gam a 52-45 halftime margin and put the game out of reach in the fourth period after Wayne Embry scored nine straight points while Bob Pettit and Hagan each got 27 for the winners. Phil Jordon hit two straight baskets midway in the overtime session, to keep Detroit ahead. The Pistons scored six straight points in the final 67 seconds of regulation to tie at 93-93. Vern Mikkelsen then put the Lakers ahead by making one of two free throws. But Jordon tapped in a missed layup by George Yardley and followed with a hook to put Detroit on top, 9793 with 2:14 left in the extra period. East Depends on Running in Shrine Game By ALAN CL1NE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Despite prospects of a wet field, look fdr a passing vs running battle when East meets West in the Shrine's 34th annual charity classic Saturday. East Coach Duffy Daugherty announced his lineups today, and clearly the emphasis is on an East running game. The offensive backfield consists of Bob Ptacek of Michigan at quarterback, Ohio State's Don Clark at the running halfback spot, Dick Haley of Pittsburgh or Tom Lorino of Auburn, at right half fv , and Nick Pietrosante of Notre Dame at fullback. Up front offensively, the Easterners, 6V4 point favoritesl will have Jerry Wilson, Auburn, and Tom Franckhauser, Purdue, ends; Fran O'Brien, Michigan State, and Bob Novogratz, Army tackles, Dan Fronk, Ohio State, and Al Ecuyer, Notre Dame, Guards, and Bernie Svendsen, Minnesota, center. The defensive backfield lists Frank Kremblas, Ohio State; Sid Williams, Wisconsin; Wray Carlton, Duke, and Jon Hobbs, Wisconsin. Viewers watching the contest at 4 p.m. (CST) over nationwide television (NBC) will see this starting East defensive line: Sammy . Williams, Michigan State, and Bob Pepe, No. Carolina State, ends; Bronko Nagurski, Notre Dame, and Emil Karas, Dayton, tackles, John Guzik, Pittsburgh, and Ellison Kelly, Michigan State, guards, and Dick Teteak, Wisconsin, center. Art Gob, Pittsburgh end, will play both offense and defense, Daugherty said. West Coach Jack Curtice was still mulling over his starting lineup, but it's a cinch Lee Grosscup of Utah, a co-captain with guard Charles Horton of Baylor, and Bobby Newman of Washington State will do plenty of passing. South Favored in Blue-Gray By REX THOMAS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) College all-stars who may turn pro will get a taste of two-platoon football in the Blue-Gray game Saturday. The limited substitution rule will be waived and coaches will be able to alternate offensive and defensive teams each time the ball changes hands. But in every other respect, the 48 seniors will be governed by the college regulations they've been playing under — including the chance to pick up two points instead of one after a touchdown. Meanwhile, the prospect of rain By JOG REiCHLER Prest Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -"Stop Unitas" was the Me* York Giants watchword today M they prepared for their final long workout for the National League football championship game against the Baltimore Colts Sunday. The scrimmage was designed to set up what Coach Jim Lee How- ell hopes will be an impregnable defense against the passing of the Colts' star quarterback, Johnny Unitas. That meant defensive coach font Landry's famous foursome-* pass defenders Jim Patton, Cliff Livingston, Lindon Crow and Emlen Tunnell—were in for some extra heavy work trying to knock down the heaves of Chuck Con- AUSTIN DAILY HERALD SPORTS Friday, Dee. 26, 1958 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD-9 Voss Faces Promising Colorado Cage Career BOULDER, Colo. — Roger Voss, a big man on the University of Colorado freshman basketball squad, is off to a good start in maintaining the high standards of Austin High School graduates in Buffalo basketball. The 6-7, 215-pounder is playing ,ots of center for the Buffalo yearlings. Roger has an impressive pair of Austin products to follow. Burdette Haldorson was an Ail- American in 1955, while Jerry Olson is currently a starter as a sophomore. Colorado Freshman Coach Frank Gompert is highly optimistic in his appraisal of Voss. "Roger does a lot of things well," says Gompert. "But the thing I like most about him is the way he works and the resulting steady improvement. Any big man must work overtime to become a good all - around college player. Roger has this desire and he'll play lots of varsity ball before he graduates." The Buffalo yearlings will play a four - game schedule against ROGER VOSS state junior college teams in Feb< ruary. Roger is a geography major at Colorado where he is maintaining a B average. .He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voss of 603 Myrtle and he prepped under Ove Berven at Austin High School. Larry Foust missed two foul; for the 20th annual game gave tries, but Mikkelsen's tap pulled Minneapolis within a point. Gene Shue's free throw made the Pistons' lead missed an two. Mikkelsen then opportunity to tie it when he sank only one of two from the line with 1:04 left. Minneapolis led by 11 first period and trailed in by the the same spread in the second. The half ended with Detroit front, 47-43. 21. in Yankee performers increased hope of breaking the Rebels' winning habits. The South has been on top on the Scoreboard in 13 of the 19 games. Rated a three-point favorite by the soothsayers who have watched both squads work out, the Southerners are hoping for fair weather to make the most of a strong running and passing attack. The game will be televised na- Mikkelsen was top scorer with : tionally (NBC). Kickoff is at 1 p. im. (CST). Tennis Queen Gibson in Tangerine Jop Female Athlete f\nr * %*v>sN w1 __ ft ws\ *•* L m.. I ^ By MURRAY ROSE Althea Gibson, the Hanson, leading money- ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) East Tex as State and Missouri Valley, old hands at small college football games, meet Saturday in the 13th annual Tangerine Bowl. \ retired queen of tennis, today had winniag golf pro from Indio, .Missouri Valley has appeared in'another glorious chapter added tOiCalif., was third with 10 first plac- 8 bowl contests in the last 10 her Cinderella story. The one- ers and 126 'winls. Use Konrads, iyears. East Texas has made 3, time tomboy of Harlem was chos- 14-year-old Australian swim phen- Ipost - season appearances since en the outstanding female athlete om, was fourth with 82 points Robertson, Cincinnati Lead Scoring Races Oscar Robertson and Cincinnati have slumped a bit, but Big 0 and the Bearcats are tops in major college basketball scoring races. Robertson, the All-Amercia who took the individual scoring crown as a sophomore last season, has slipped below a 40-point average for the first time this season, according to NCAA Service Bureau statistics of games through last Saturday. He's only averaging 38.3 (down from 42.7) after scoring 27 points as Cincinnati beat St. Louis 57-50. That also shaved the unbeaten Bearcats' output a bit, but they jumped from second to first in the team race with a 91.2 average. They had been rolling at a 55.7- point-a-game clip, but moved up as Ohio University plunked from a bold 101.7 average to 83,5 and skidded from first to eighth. Jimmy Hagan of Tennessee Tech, up from fifth place, became the new challenger to Robertson's runaway. Hagan scored 45 points against Louisiana Tech and upped Close Game May Develop in Gator Test By TED SMITS Associated Press Sports Editor JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Mississippi and Florida — two •football teams that gave national champion Louisiana State fierce competition — meet in the 14th annual Gator Bowl game Saturday (2 p.m.) Gator distant second with 21 iirsl placers ; ge t t he their postseason game but they •- f«, - • his average to 33.0, passing Mississippi State's Bailey Howell, who now is third with a 32.1 average. Pittsburgh's little Don Hennon, another All . America, and Jon Cincebox of Syracuse round out the top five in individual scoring. Hennon's game average is 29.7. Cincebox has a 27.0 average. Mississippi State (89.4), Tennessee Tech (88.4), Miami of Flor- erly, Don Heinrkh and Jc* Kemp. it is no ieeret that along will th« Colts' massive forward watt, the Giants fear. Uriitas th« mti. They have not forgotten their 24-21 victory over S«ltimott win' achieved with Unitas on the sidelines, nursing a couple of cracked ribs. They are fully aware that,. Unitas has thrown at least one touchdown pass in his last 26.' games, • league record. The Giants are rightfully proud of the fact they did hot permit the Cleveland Browns to throw • single touchdown pass, either in the final game of the regular season or in the playoff. Th« Giants, won both by scores of 13-10 and lo-o. In the first game Jimmy Brown scored on a 65-yard run. Despite the heavy concentration on Unitas, Howell isn't underestimating Alan Ameche and Lenny Moore, whom he regards as two of the best running backs in the league. Ameche is no Jimmy Brown," said Howell, "but he's as tough as they come when you need a few yards for a first down. Moort is doubly dangerous because he is a great pass catcher in addition to being a hard, fast runner. In the main, though, it is the Colts' "whaling wall" spearheaded by such behemoths as 288- pound Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, Art Donovan (270), Jim Parker (260), Don Joyce (258) and Gino Marchetti (245), that gives Howell his greatest concern. "Those 300-pounders are tough," he aaid, "much tougher than Cleveland's line. You can do certain things against the Browns that would be suicide to try against the Colts." i *V Ring Honors for Johansson and Jordan NEW YORK (AP) - Sweden's Ingemar Johansson and waiter- weight champion Don Jordan of Los Angeles are Ring manazine'i pin up boys for 1958. Johansson, the undefeated European heavyweight champion, was name4 "Fighter of the Year" and Jordan was singled out for the "Progress Award" by the monthly boxing publication today. The husky, 26-year-old Swede got the pick over middleweight champion Ray Robinson and light' heavyweight ruler Archie Moore" for his first round knockout of previously undefeated Eddie Machen awLtwo other -kayos in 4 58, This boosted Johansson's record to 21-0, including 13 knockouts;' and in the process elevated him to the No. 1 challenger to world champion Floyd Patterson. Jordan virtually came out of ida (88.0) and Auburn (85.2) fall in behind Cincinnati for the top fvie spots in team scoring. St. John's of New York is • close sixth behind Auburn with an 8547 average. Hank Stein of Xavier (Ohio) retained the freethrow lead with a .943 percentage, sinking 33 of 35. Ralph Crosthwaite, Western Ken. tucky, the defending champ, took the field goal lead with a .648 mark, scoring on 35 of 54. Howell has the best rebounc recovery rate, .225. Stanford (49.3) took over the team-defense lead with Providence (50.4) and San Francisco (50.6) right behind. Oklahoma State, the past lead, slipped to eighth with 52.7. Iowa, Bears Resume Drills PASADENA, Calif. — It was back to the grind Friday for the Iowa and California football teams preparing for their encounter in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day. nowhere in less than a year. The 23 - year • old Californian wasn't ranked in the first 10 and had lost 10 fights. Then he lost his second fight of the year in London to Dave Charnley, the British Empire lightweight champion. After that disputed decision, Don went into high gear. He won aeven straight, including decisions over Cuban Isaac Logart and Mexican Caspar Ortega, leading contenders, to earn a title shot at Virgil Akins. He drubbed Akins in 15 rounds Dec. 5 to win the title. 1,090 Deer Token by Iowa Hunters DES MOINES tf) - H u n t err killed 1,090 deer during the recent open season in Iowa, reports of the State Conservation Commission showed Thursday. This was in spite of the severe cold weather that kept many hunters at home. In the shotgun season Dec. 13-M the take was 950 deer and in the November bow and arrow season, 140. i 1953, all of them in the Tangerine Bowl. of 1958 in the annual Associated (10 firsts) and Dawn Fraser, an. Press yearend poll. other Australian swimming rec- i This will be the second Tanger- This is the second straight year ord-holder, was fifth with 42 points jine Bowl this, year for the Texans.jthe tall, tenacious New Yorker has (one first). iThey defeated Mississippi South- been awarded the honor by a Miss Gibson became the first "n, 10-9, last Jan. 1. The Lions nationwide panel of sportswriters consecutive double winner in the w and tied in their previous and sportscasters. She won it,AP poll since Maureen (Little Mo) mgerine games. The Missouri again by a whopping margin inJConnolly, the former tennis cham- j Valley Vikings have a bowl rec-, recognition of her second succes- pion, won it in 1951, 1952 and 1953. ords of 5-2-1, including a 6-6 tie;sive sweep of the U.S. and Wim- The other only consecutive repeat- with Juniata College in their only bledon championships. i Tangerine game in 1956. favorite over Florida, ranked 14th. All the favorites in the New Year's Day bowls—Texas Christian over Air Force, Louisiana State over Clemsou, Oklahoma over Syracuse and Iowa over California — are wider choices. Mississippi, returning only two regulars from its Sugar Bowl championship team of a year ago, ers were Alice Marble, another,won 8 games, lost 2 in the 1958 The Hawkeyes and the Bears put aside their aspirations in the Tournament of Roses to spend Christmas Day in more quiet holiday atmosphere. In two separate camps one day practice sessions were scheduled to resume Friday.' The Iowa Hawks had a final fling at Christ-i mas festivity Thursday night at «i A^^-of A r, ii • • fiParty given them by the Tourna-1 Associated Press poll, » six points ment o{ ^^ ^ J Odds on the major bowl games bear them out. Mississippi, ranked . llth in the nation in the It elevated the 31-year-old star court queen, in 1939 and 1940, and;season. All of the players received gifts.i Those who were here for the Rose j Bowl game two years ago were The first year visitors were given binoculars. The association will put on a party for the California Bears Friday night. Meanwhile, back in Iowa other special trains bringing Hawkeye Saturday's game shapes up as among the all-time greats of sport the fabulous Babe Didrikson Za- 'a battle between two potent of-,— a position she had been aiming harias in 1945, 1946 and 1947 for !tensive teams. In rolling over for ever since she broke into the golf. Florida had a season record of If 3118 were due to start *• ** 6 victories, 3 losses and 1 tie. This is Mississippi's seventh here. Also en route were lowans mak- UFeofthtvthidtwiwMchit i* i eight opponents without a loss this major tournament set. One of the two prized trophies bowl game but first time in the-" 1 ? the try by automobile. ThoM jseason, Missouri Valley registered Althea received 133 first plaue Miss Gibsoa will receive is namedJGator Bowl. The Rebels have won^™" 18 ^US 11 Greensburg, Kan., a total offense average of 449 votes out of a possible 202 aud in memory of the Babe. The other yards a game, 346 of them rush- 456 points. Points were counted on is the Fraternal Order of the ing. The Lions averaged 388 yards, a basis of three for first place,'Eagles' dinner in Milwaukee, Feb. 270 of them on the ground, in coin- two for second, one for third. y, whwi Australia's Herb Elliott, in th« Sugar, Cotton and Delta wiu have *" opportunity to stop bowls; lost twice in the Sugar and. there £or free coffee once in the Orange bowls for a| The Greeusburg Chamber of 3-3 bowl standing. jCommerce annually promotes free piling a 9-1 record. j Carol Heiss, the blonde, pretty, the marvel miler, will be given Florida's only previous bowl'coffee for Rose Bowl bound mo- The kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. IB-year-old world figure skating;the male athlete of the year game was in the Gator Bowl andltorists going through there ou U(CST). i i champion from New York, was a trophy. 'the Gftors won it over Tulsa. Is. A UTO PUTS 1309 I. Oakland * Hwy. 1 By Ea»t $i<i« ltd Owl OHN HI. i*TfS

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