The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1955 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX (ARK.) cotranw TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2T. 19«S Tense Bill Russell, Dons Take La Salle By JOE KKICHLEH NEW VORK (AP) — New York basketball fans finally 'sot their first look at the marvelous San Francisco Dons with their All America center Bill Russell at Madison Square Gar- Based on what they observed, it will take a great team on a Hot night to keep the unbeaten Dons from walking off with the Holiday Festival championship. The Dons, together with Holy Cross. UCLA and Duquesne, won their way Into the semifinal round. They scored a convincing 19-62 triumph over La Salle, the team they defeated in tlie NCAA duals last year. And,.according lo their coach and Dudey Moore, coach of the defending champion Duquesne, the Dons were far from their best. In the other games. Holy Cross Welsh Passes South To Win Over North By MKHCKK BAI1.KY MIAMI; Fla. IAP) - "That Welsh beat us with passes," said Pat Bisceglia, the Notre Dame guard. attcv I South whipped the North 20-7 in the Miami Shrine s all-s football game last night. his the all-star Rice Is Given Edge in SWC Cage Tourney By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nationally-ranked Rice is given a slisht edge -n the Southwest Conference basketball tournament which opens in Houston Wednesday but to win they have to get over two big hurdler—Southern Methodist and Texas. Seven of the Teams—host Rice, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Chris- timi. SMU. S'.yior and South:, vu California—were due to start practice play in Houston Tuesday. The Arkansas team, traveling by bus, I was not due to arrive until Tuesday night. The unbeaten Owls, ranked 17th. in the nation in tins week's Associated Press poll, have a rocky road to the finals. They first pluy the, Texas Aggies with the winner' meeting the victor in the Texas- TCU bout. Texas, which got off: to a slow start this season, is. the i dark horse in the tournament and could deal the Owls plenty of mlssery. ! SMU lUeels Arkansas Southern Methodist, scond rated tein in the loop with a 7-2 record, j has an easier route to finals, hieet- iner winless Arkansas in the 'opener and then, if victorious over the Razorbacks the winner ol Ihe Baylor-Southern California grime in the semi-firm IP. There will be plenty of big men in the townnmenl. Rice will have its 6-foot-10 Tommy Tucker and fl- foot-6-Joe Durrenberger, SMU its 6- foot-8 Jim Krcbs and 6-foot-H Joel Ktog, Texas its 6-foot-4 scoring ace Kay Downs and TCU its li-foot- 7 center Dick O'Neal who leads the conference in scoring with 217 points but has had little help this season. TCU, the defending champion, isn't expected to repeat. The Frogs won in 1951 iu\d 19: >. SMU took the tournament ir 1952 and Rice in 1953. whipped Syracuse B'i-'H 10 earn the right to meet San Francisco in the first game of tomorrow night's semifinal round. UCLA, conquerors of St. John's, 93-86. and Duquesne, 73-7U overtime winners over Fordham, will clash in the second half of the twin bill. The losers will meet in a consolation round in the afternoon, with Syracuse opposing La Salle and St. John's playing Fordham. San Francisco was hard-pressed to win despite its final 17-point bulge. As iate as the fourth minute of the second half, they were trailing 45-42 and it took an uninterrupted nine-point spree, seven 01 them contributed by second-stringer Mike Preaseau, to assure the Dons of their hard-earned victory. It was San Francisco's eighth straight, victory of the year and 34th in a row over a two-year span. The record is 39 set by Long Island University and equalled by Seton Hall. Russell, the 6-10 stringbean, pul on a spectacular show. He .scored 26 points on 11 baskets and four free throws and snared 22 rebounds to lead all the others in both departments. Defense Thrills Crowd It was on defense, '-owever, that he gave the aftrnoon crowd of 12.143 its biggst thrills. Time after time, he drew "oohs" from the crowd with his spectacular "saves" of semingly sure two- pointers by simply reaching up and tapping aside bails headed for the La Salle hoop. "Th team as a whole was very tense." explained Coach Phil Woolpert after the game, "and Russell was the tensest of them all. I think it is because it's their first visit to New York and Madison Square Garden." "The team as a whole was very sight into the ability of Russell when he clashes with Tommy Heinsohn, Holy Cross* 6-7 center, tomorrow. Heinsohn scored 361 points in his team's victory over I Syracuse. ' High-scoring honors toi 1 the day, however, wont TO Srnugo Green. brilliant 8-2 center of Duquesne, 1935 IN DIRECT RATIO 1940 1945 1950 W55. 145 Frogs Stress Pass Defense i Against Rebs | FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Texas Christian's Horned ! Frogs start battening down the hatches against Mississippi's ! highpowered offense today and Coach Abe Martin very frank! ly said most of the defensive work would involve the Rebels' • passing attack. SeMo GG Fiphrs Re-Scheduled CARUTHERSVILLE — G o 1 d p n Gloves competition between Ciiruih- ersvillc and Sikeston boxers will be set for sometime after Jan. 1, nc- cording to Junior Chamber of Commerce announcement. The bouts had been scheduled for liibt week at Sikeston but were postponed becau.se of the holiriRys. Purdue's Len Dawson repeated us the Big Ten's total offense leader for the second straight season. He completed 76 of 134 passes for 001 yards and six touchdowns. who reyisterd 39 points, including his team's last nine, to snatch tht: Dukes from almost certain defeat. It was his jump shot in the final two .seconds that tied the score at 62-62 and forced the game into overtime. The Dukes' ace, then threw all sveu points lor his team to almost singlehandedly defeat Fordham. Soys Wlkinson: Size, Speed Relative Matters By GEOKGE BOWKX MIAMI Fla. (AP) — Coach Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma arrived in Miami for next Monday's Orange Bowl game with Maryland discussing his football theories of relativity. He applied them both to the bigger Maryland team and his faster Oklahomans, still the most talked about difference between them. ' "That's the thing we fe:ir most • from Mississippi." Martin declared j as he sent his squad into its tough- i esi practice session of the Cotton : Bowl preparatory period. ; Thus far the Frogs have worked ; predominantly on offense but the 1 remainder of the routine will stress ! defense, particularly against Mis- j ! sissippi's running and roll-out pass-1 mg. • I Cothrcn Threat ; ; ' "We haven't met a teiun with '. ' passing like Mississippi's thus j : far." said Martin. "While they | i have a strong .running attack I : consider the pass their most potent i and dangerous weapon." i • He thinks the fullback slant, fea- i Luring the smashing Paige Cothren Who takes the ball after a fake to i the halfback, is another thing for. : the Frogs to worry a lot about. j There'll be no scrimnlage. how- i ever. The Frogs just haven't done any scrimmaging. There hasn't been more than 10 minutes of contact work. Martin doesn't think it has been needed since '.he team Is in top condition after going through 10 tough weeks of it during the regular season. In fact, the Cotton Bowl preparatory period has been about the easiest and most enjoyable that the Frogs ever experienced. Martin has two reasons for it — 1. He didn't want to bring the team on too fast, pointing out that the 1951 TCU team left its game on the practice field and lost to Kentucky in the Cotton Bowl; 2. he didn't want to run the risk of injury. He doesn't have too many first line players anyway. Pour Bowl Bosses TCU has lost its last four bowl games and too much work before them, that left the team a little stale, was one of the reasons advanced. Even during the past season Martin thinks he had his team up loo high for the Texas A&M game. That was one reason the Progs lost that game 19-16 — the only defeat of the campaign, Greetcrs of both squads yesterday couldn't get over the comparison of Maryland's giants with the trimmer Sooners. One of thm remarked about it to Wilkinson, but the react ion was scholarly rather than fearful. "Maryland is u bigger and stronger team," V/itklnson. admitted* "But si7.e is not always all- impurtunt. It may be only of relative importance." At the same lime, the coach of the nation's No. 1 football team .said there also wns n relativity about the .speed of such as his hnliback, Tommy McDonald. "He's not the fastest as far ns sheer speed.'* Wilkinson claimed. "but he gives that impression from the way he moves. One reason may be that he's the Instest off the ground after being tackled and back into the huddle. "Alao, he's a great competitor.' Coacli Wilkinson showed he still doesn't appreciate the emphasis upon Oklahoma's being the No. 1 sound off on an amplifying system about the No. 1 ranking at the airport reception last night for ihe squad. When the two teams last met in the 1954 Orange Bowl, the racings for the regular season were versed. Oklahoma won 7-0. Both squads will hold two work team since it is a psychological! outs today, tomorrow ijnd Thurs- inccntive to No. 3 Maryland to] dn.V- Coach Wilkinson also, will knock 'em off. ' show his squad movies of Mary Wilkinson shuddred and winced | land games for the first time loon hearing an Oklahoma booster! dny. Here's o Cold Weather Quiz DOES YOUR CAR START HARD ON A COLD MORNING? • Does It Use Too Much Gas? • Does It Die At Stop Signs? • Bad Cough? Smoke Habit? • Refuses To Cooperate? THERE ARE TWO CURES A sure way to eliminate car troubles is lo make a deal for a nt-iv 1056 Ford.. Another cure is to bring your silling transportation to »ur car doctors and lutve them give (he motor • tune up. They know their business and liartr ilie modern equipment needed Ut make that motor ran like new . . . w almost. Come In MHHI, pkMw. Phillips Motor Co. 300 Broadway Ph. 3-4453 O LIBWM IAHNINGS PAW MGUIAIHY • INSURED SAFETY AlWAYS • CONVENtfNCI, »*• <n>r WOOM*. any tmw • AVAH.A6N.ITY " Current Dividend Rate 3% Blytheville Federal Savings & Loan Association 200 N. 2nd St. Phon. 3-4SS3 Bragg City Belts Tigers In Kennett Tourney Opener KENNETr—The BvagS City Indians whipped Camthersville's Tigers 78-37 in the first boys game of ihe Keuneit Invitational Tournament yesterday afternoon. Saies with :M was high scorere for Brasg City. Joe White of CiU'tlth- ersvUle meshed 11. Gideon boys edged out a 49-48 win over Clarkton yesterday afternoon. Hoys of Clarkton scored 18 and Smith of Gideon got ll r Kennett boys downed Cardwell 45-41 last night. Carney o( Kennett, made 16 points. Both McDonald and Vaughn of Cardwell got 16. East Prairie boys trounced Arbyrd 72-28 last night. Kynearson racked up 13 points for East Prairie and Faulkner got 11 for Arbyrd. In thfi girls game yesterday, Ca- rlith beat .Bragg City 47-33 and Warden won over Holcomb 45-40. Two girls' games and four boys' games were set for tonight. This afternoon, gills from Steele and Senath were to meet. Boys' teams.slated for action this afternoon were Campbell vs. Braggadocio and Warden vs. Steele. At 6:30 tonight girls from Clark- Coaches and players on bolli squads agreed with the unhappy Irish star. George Welsh. Navy's passing quarterback, was the standout performer in the eighth annual clash betwen the Rebels and the Yankees. The 5-foot-10. 165-pound aerial expert gave the 45.179 fans n sample of the accuracy which made him the nation's leading passer of the 1S55 regular season. Moss FumAilcd , He completed 12 of 20 throws for 164 yards while directing the Rebels to their sixth victory in the series. The North has won once and one game ended in a 21-21 lie. North Coach Art Lewis of West Virginia figured the turning point • came on the very first play of the | game when' halfback Bobby Moss of West Virginia fumbled nntl South Carolina's Joe Silar recovered on I the North 31. i On the next play Welsh hit his j Navy teammate. Ron Beagle, All- America end, with a touchdown pass. In addition to his scoring toss to Beagle. Welsh collected the second South TD on a three-yard sneak and set up the third by passing for 62 of the 80 yards in that drive. Bobby Garrard. Georgia; fullback, the game's top rusher j with 66 yards, scored the final i touchdown on a one-yard slam. He! also made good on two of his j three conversion tries. j The Norlh lom-liilown resulted from a 91-yard march climaxed by « 38-yard puss play from Freddy w'yanl of West Virginia to Don Holle The South protection ai Welsh was valuable pla er Army end. iue save Welsh good d he found excellent oted the South's most er in a press box poll and Holleder won the honor for the Norlh. College Basketball By The Associated Press Holiday Festival At New York Holy Cross 87. Syracuse 74. San Francisco 79. LaSalle 62. UCLA 93. St. John's iBklyn' 36. Duquesne 73, Fordham 70 (overtimes. Other Games Marquette 72, North Dakota 37. Mississippi Southern 60, Wash- j ington State 56. t Wichita 69, Santa Clara 60. i toil and Maiden will clash. At 7:45 boys from Hornersville and Caruth j will battle. The 9:30 contest pits ; Senath against' Holcomb. i Quarter finals start tomorrow aft', ernoon at 2:30 p.m. when girls from Caruth and Warden will meet. At 3:45 Bragg City boys battle Gideon. Kennett and Cardwell girls, | who drew first-round byes, will clash !at 7:30 Wednesday night. Boys from Kennett and East Prairie will meet at 8:45 Wednesday night. "From ordering a cake to going to the movies/ our telephone comes in handy.' That's the report of Mrs. Carl 'Cardwell, one of a group of Southwestern Bell customers who kept a day-today diary of telephone calls. Mrs. Cardwell was surprised to find that her local telephone calls, during one week, covered a total distance of 250 miles. Like many other housewives, Mrs. Cardwel! proved to herself how difficult it would be — without a telephone — to manage a home, care for the children, and still have time for church work, community affairs . . . and an evening at Ac inoviei. 9:1 S A.M. Called bakery to order caka for church >ocial. 10:35 A.M. Called tailor to find out about^altering husband's suit. 4:45 P.M. Called drug store to get prescription refilled and delivered. 5:00 P.M. Called dry cleaners to have driver irop by for pickup. 7:00 P.M. Called movie theater to find out what ttmtfttxt fcatur* started. AdOVI are ju«t a few of the telephone eollf Mrs. Cwdwtll liit*d during one week. They show why she found her telephone mak»« it so much easier to enjoy a great variety of family and community activities SOUTHWESTERN BELL- ARKANSAS Big volume sales . . . quick turnover . . . that's our objective • To achieve it we're cooking up the Best Deals we've ever been able to make at this time of year let us show you how easy you can own PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Ph. J-445S SOO Rroftdwar

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