The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1955
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PAGKHX Bt/TTHBVlLLl! (ABK.V COCTIER NEWS WEDNKSBAY. 1955 down 1 ^ * <f •* T T -r Marianna, Wildcats Next Rating the Bowls Uclans Bigger, Tops On Defense; MSC Has Greater Depth (EDITOR'S -VOTE — Following is the first of four ankles ral- laf bowl teams of ihc four major bowl games: Rose. Su B ar. Oraiiec .nd Cotton. .They have been written for NEA by coaches wbu played both teams.) I like to see a Pacific Coast team win in the Rose Bowl, but don't put me on the spot. Sam Brown of UCLA impressed me as the fastest back UCLA ^\, Stanford 13 Michigan St. 38, Stanford II on either side and the most accomplished runner we laced, including Howard Cassady in our Ohio State game, Bob Daven- 'port, an exceptionally hard runner from fullback and a great blocker, is one o! the more formidable defensive backs. UCLA is a sound single wing team with exceedingly sharp execution of the fake pass and run aeries. The reason they haven't run their reverse as much this year is Brown's ability to make yards to the weak side on the fake pass and run. If Ronnie Knox is able to play, he would cause a rift in the Spartans' defense, since UCLA opens up with double flankers to utilize his passing ability. Michigan State's backs combine speed with hard running. In our game, Clarence Peaks was their most impressive back, but later their sophomore right halfback, a name 1 can neither pronounce nor spell (editors: Walt Kowalcsyfct, came on. Quarterback Earl Morrall, a wpertative passer, had good control of his team and was dangerous as a runner. The Spartans throw primarily on tile running play backfield action. You've heard about their multiple offense, but they are primarily A T team with flankers and shift into single wing tor only a change of pace and to get CHUCK TAYLOR Stanford Coach more power near the goal. They're in the T with unblanaced line" to the right 80 per cent of the time. I'd probably rate Spartan tack; le Norm Masters ahead of Stiin- ' ford's fine pair, Paul Wiggin and John Marshall. They throw plefl- ty of linemen at you. UCLA is bigger and its defensive line excels. Michigan State has more depth. The return will take place at | Haley Field Gym next Tuesday night. Marianna will provide the opposition. In the week between now and then, the Tribe faces some lengthy, ! rugged practice periods. Conditioning is what Coach Jimmy Fisher has on his mind, nnd the squad will likely sec lots of running. One Way to Battle lieicht "That's one way to combat extra height." Fi.sher pointed out. Conditioning and free tUrovv practice will be the special diet for i the week. Accuracy trom the free throw line, usually one of the Chicks' better departments, was noticeably missing in the last two Tribal encounters. 'Most of the Chiekasaws maintain a fabulous free throw record in practice. Bobby Jones recently tossed up 50 straight before missing one. Beginning today and continuing j most of the-week. Fisher will have j the boys on the court for two sessions a day. They'll work at 9:30 in the morning and 3:30 in the afternoon. Wildcats Asain 'Hie Chicks closed out pre-Christmas activity with a 4-2 won-loss record. They went through their first four opponent 1 ; unbeaten, and actually untested, before meeting a pair of the Big Eight Conference's toughest—Pine Bluff and North Little Rock. The Tribe lost— both by the largest margins, though in both cases. Blytheville was in the game until the final minutes. Following the Marinnna game here Tuesday, the Chicks go right back for more conference play, as they seek revenge in the Wildcat lair at North Little Rock, Friday. Jan. 6. The following week they return home for a two-night stand with another league foe, Hot Springs. Leachville Opens NEATitleDeiense With Easy Win Armorel Tops Luxora; Other Missco Teams In Action Today JONESBORO - Leach-1 ville's Lions opened their defense j of the Northeast Invitational Bas-! ketball Tournament last night with j a oiio-aidecl 51-11 conquest of Marked Tree at Arkansas State College here. The Lions, led by forward B. D. Carter who tallied 18 points, started slow but gained speed to the second quarter and won going ( away. Beck. Young and Perkins all had six points to top Marked Tree. Leachville won the tournament last year beating Blytheville in the finals. In a Class B division game yesterday afternoon Armorel dropped , ^, lAlxorn from the tournament by a j .^ Rebs' Babe Ruth TCU Must Stop 'Adjustable' Day In three seu M touchdown Day has thiown OLD HANDS—Georgia Tech co-captains Wade Mitchell, left, and Franklin Brooks try to c^unt to the last New Year's Day they've had free as they prep for the Sugar Bowl. This is the third bowl game for Mitchell, a quarterback, and Brooks, the star guard, will be., in his fourth when he goes against Pittsburgh. Jan. 2. at New Orleans. Terp Defense Causes OU to Stress Passing 73-56 Patterson Hot Patterson, hottest thing in the county so far this season, blazed away at, the wickets for 43 points, to top scorers in both games. Chrisco had 23 for Luxora. Other Mississippi County teams in the tournament go into action today. Manila, a Class A school, meets Marianna at 8:30 tonight. In the B division, the county's third entry, Dyess. met Cash in a first round game at 1 p.m. today. Leachville I'ns. M. Tree P ... 5 Watson F 6 Beck C 6 Young G ... 6 Perkins O .. 4 Benham quarterback, in the Cotton Bowl bpuiusc ll1 ' dl ^* "°'S things. But here's a hint to TCU: Tins Icllow 1*0 >-.m adjust himself to a situation at a moment s notice. Day for two seasons was known trail. h'<* i-.illi'd I IP - '^ • ^^ as the Babe Ruth of Mississippi iinssnw attack »•< •; ' •; : ,„,.. football because he went for Ihe uon. Martin has .-poh n . long one-the pass that covered: ly p[ the Rebel ,oil-outp.ix- a lot of yards and made the touch- Day exeniies downs easy. He had scoring strikes from 50 lo 69 yards in his record But his fame as the home run: passer caused the opposition lo build defenses especially designed to take care of it. ' So what? Day suddenly switched i to the short passes—the "Willie Keeler" type—and went right on throwing' touch'fown strikes. He. has had eiglv. touchdown passes :3mpaign and his longest has only 20 yards. : The Eagle, a quarter Cherokee Indian, played ..ttle as i\ freshman, and didn't get into Mississippi's 1953 Sugar Bowl game with Georgia Tech. He played considerable in 1953 but not too much in tl Final Spurt By Manila KO's Dyess mistakes. he made. I hope he makes , them tonight." One ol the busiest battlers In UK i ring today. Arel has had 16 fighti, MIAMI. Fla. (AP) — .Maryland's mighty defense, the na-' coates B. D. Carter, 18 Atkieson. 4 ... Ward, 12 Thweatt, 9 — Substitutions' Leachville — B. I this year and will go up against O. Carter 4, Durham 2. Wallace, I p e p with a nine-fight winning Bailey 6, Garrett. Marked Tree — | streak. He has won 20' of 25 pro Nichols. Armorel Patterson 43 Stinnett 17 . Williams 10 MANILA—M.mnV.- pinned a 60-4" defeat on Dyc.-s last nigh 1 but that flnul margin was by no Htter part of the season as Lea means the story of the same. Pasley took over. Last year he, At the end of tile lirsl halt me Was a co-starter with Houston Pat- ; Lions were ahead a-24 and at the , on . . ' start of the last eight minute- the But this season Day has been'Eagles were still hot on tin- chase the NO. 1 man and has been the; 37-35. heart, of the ball club. Thai's why i Bu , lh . u fllml ( ,,, :m cr wa.- the bin Abe Martin, coach of Texas Chris-! ouf , {or j,[ CUU ' ia . They couldn't be ^ i stopped ns they outpointed the Ea" ; ales by 11. Hatcher. Meacham and Wagner led the final thrust for Ma- nilt and gathered in 17. 15 and 3 for the game, respectively. Southern with 13 points and Cash Courchesne Wins Easy Decision HOLYOKE. Mass. UPt - Bobby Courchesne, 20-year-old Holyoke i battler hopeful of a shot at Sandy I Saddler's featherweight title, today added another decision to his long victory list. i Courchesne slowed down Joe [ Wilkinson of Washiongum with a much decorated i blistering body attack in the mid.'" „ L ,^ en - die rounds and went on to an easy . . — . , lion's best against a rushing attack, apparently is giving Oklahoma's Coach Bud Wilkinson the greatest concern as ne rounds his team into shape for the Orange Bowl football game. Pos. . F .. F . . C . G Stevenson 3 ... G ..... Armore! — Elliott, Coates: Lu.x- ora — White 4. Luxora 18 Looney 7 Anders . 4 Towles 23 Chrisco 6 Clark fights. Pep has 10 fights this year, a decision to Gil Cadilli. but he reversed that in a return bouL The former featherweight champ has fought 204 pro bouts, a modern ring record, and has lost only six. with 12 31anila McWilliams. Hatcher, 17 . jShedd. 1 .... ; Meacham. 15 i Bourland, 2 . i Substitutes: ' Wagner 9. •ers tor Dyess. Uyess .. Darnell. 9 . Richards. 8 , Southern, 13 Cash. \i mill nc I'OS. S F .. ... F .. .. C .. G .. G Manila—Rogers, 8, NO.NL-I I guess, is we commit to, While Oklahoma is primarily a, biggest problem. rushing team and ranked first m] make sure that the country in that respect during] mistakes." the 1955 season, the Sooners spent Coach Jim Tattim of Maryland! most of yesterday's two heavy ( toot . hls s q uac ] behind the concrete i workouts on aerial offense. I curtain of the Miami baseball sta- 1 The 'practice schedule indicated I chum and admitted only hisj that Wilkinson wants to be pre-j "home" press from Maryland. pared to take to the air if his] Tatum said he installed speedy ground attack is blocked by the rocky Maryland defense. "In most games," he said, "you think that you might have an advantage over the other team somewhere and you exploit (hat ad- and professional bury, Conn. . promotes amateur boxing in Ul-round decision last night at the Valley Arena. Courchcsne weighed 130, Wilkinson 126. vantage. "But we know of no . . . . department in which we have nc'.vantage over Maryland. We have to work on everything. Our new play for the Orange Bowl game with Oklahoma two years ago and he strongly suspects that someone tipped off Wilkinson because "as soon as we called the play, Oklahoma immediately went into a defense they had never used before." SMU, Porks Open Tourney By MAX B. SHEI.TON HOUSTON! (API — Rice and Southern Methodist were the favorites today as Southern California joined the seven Southwest Conference teams in opening a 3-day basketball tournament. An early season pcrluct record of eight victories made Rice a narrow favorite over Southern Methodist, the defending conference champion. Rice has averaged 77 points while allowing the opposition to 55-poinl. average. The. Methodists, with a 1-2 record, have averafted 76 points to ti-i for nine opponents. Southern Methodist opened the 5th anminl tournament by meeting winless Arkansas (0-5l at 2 p.m. Rice was to close tile first round at 9 p.m. by meeting Texas A&M t2-4i. Olher first round games paired a surprising Texas team <4-3i against Texas Christian 11-8) at •! p.m. and Southern California (3-3) against Baylor ll-1> at 1:30 p.m. Both Rice nnd Southern Methodist have well balanced teams, although Rice is short on experience with a suirting five that includes one senior, two juniors and two sophomores. The Methodisls start three seniors and two juniors, including lour of the top 10 scorers in the conference . The pivots, Jim Krebs. a Methodist junior, and Temple Tucker, a, Rice sophomore, have averaged 21 j points in early games. Four finei Liiards — Bobby Mills and Ronnie Morris of SMU and Gerry Thomas ( and Dale Ball of Rice—have added] balance to the attacks by averag-1 Ing 10 points a game. ! Texas returns with Raymond' Downs, a 195-pound junior whose] 27 point average in seven games] loads the conference. Downs' um-j bidextrous shots paced Texas to( the Blue-Gray championship at Montgomery, Ala. Texas took an 83-78 victory from .Auburn, team Rice defeated. 82-80. only alter, coming from behind In two overtime periods. Sharing the dark horse role . with Texas was Guest Southern California, which entered the tour- nament with the best defensive record, a 54-point average in six : games. The Trojans lost to San; Francisco, the nation's No. 1 team, but held the Dons lo a 58-42 score. , Texas Christian returns with! Dick O'Neal, the 6-7 junior center j W'ho led the Horned Frogs to the! tournament championship a year! ago. O'Neal has seen his Frogs! win only one game this season but] has averaged 24 points in nine games, compared to a 28-point average of 24 games as a sopho-; more. Downs hit for 18 points aj gamp as a sophomore. j Texas has scored at a rate of [ 75 points a game but has givei up a 76 average. Spartan Sets Run Mark EAST LANSING, Mich, l/l'l— Henry Kennedy, Michigan State's speedy distance runner, set a Big Ten cross country record when lie covered Chicago's four-mile Washington Park course in 19:06. Young Arel Goes After Willie Pep MIAMI BEACH, Fla. UPi— Aiigelo Dundee, trainer and manager ot young Andy Arel, thinks "a lot- of people are going to be surpripsed" when his boy meets the old master. Willie Pep."in a lightweight 10- round fight tonight. The bout between Arel, a 22-eyar- old southpaw from Massena, N. ?.. and the aging but still winning Pep will be televised by the ABC network starting at 9 p.m. CST. "Sure, Willie Is great." Arel said, "but he isn't getting any younger When I worked with him as a sparmate this year. 1 noticed some For Men of DECISION A Better Straight Kentucky Bourbor Here's a 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 nay In eliminate far troubles Is lo make a rteal for » new 1956 Ford.. Another cure l« lo lirlnj your ailing transportation to our car doctors nnd have them Rive the molor • tune up. They know (heir business ami have the modern cfiu'pment needed to make that motor run like new ... or almost. Come In soon, plraae. 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