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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1955
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PAGE SIX BT.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURTEK NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1955 The Scoreboard Four Tomorrow, Seven Monday More Than Half Million Begin Journey to 11 Bowl Contests Bowl Picks Gleaned From Cigar Smoke NEW YORK — (NEA) — If you Slipect that the light game's dead, you should drop into our office during Ihe season ol good cheer and headaches. In our oJiice, smoke signals are uotng up. farmed by the bellows behind a long Havana. Spotrs Editor Harry Grayson, conductor of this column habitually, is making so much like a semaphore he can't get two pinkies down to the typewriter. Sports Cartoonist -Murray Olderman ducks behind his penpoint. The fourth annual Battle of the Bowls is on. Batting averse to | date: Grayson .316: Olderman .1)84. j This is what was picked up on the wiretap (censored): I ROSE BOWL i GRAYSON—You've yot U> stick with the champion until he's j beaten, and the Big Ten has won eight of nine since the Pacific Coast ; stuck out its red neck with mat pact. Michigan State came from be- i hind to beat UCLA in ihe same setting two years ago. This time the j Spartans will break in frolic and stay there like Nashua in the match ! race with Swaps. Michigan Stale 21, UCLA 14. ; OLDERMAN—You got to have the ball to win, old boy, and the j way I figure it, the big Bruins will grind the Spartans down to the j size of library assistants in a ball control pattern set by Bulling Bob Davenport and Slippery Sam Brown. UCLA 16. Michigan State 14. ORANGE BOWL GRAYSON—Maryland got a load of Oklahoma two years ago, but the Terrapins haven't seen anything yet. After you name Ed Vereb and Frank Tamburello, Terp backs have to be identified. The Soo- j tiers have millions of 'em and linemen to match. Oklahoma 14, Maryland 7. OLDERMAN—Those Okies have been striking oil so long in their own backyard, where the going's soft, they won't know what to do when they come up against the hard rock Maryland, line, anchored by Bob Pellegrini and Mike Sandusky. They'll cap Ihe gusher. Maryland 14, Oklahoma 0. SUGAR BOWL .GRAYSON— Pittsburgh may be running out of the .split T. but Johnny Michelosen has managed lo put a lol of Jock Sutherland's rock-'em-and-sock-'em into his version of it. The Panthers stirred up plenty of trouble tor Oklahoma. The same- type ol game should take care of Georgia Tech and then Mine. Pittsburgh 21, Georgia Tech 13. OLDERMAN—Seems you haven't, heard the Engineers contrive lo win Bowl games, even if they have to turn a Riegels in the wrong direction. George Volkeit, little Jimmy Thompson and Stan Flowers will run up slide rule yardage against bulky Pill. Georgia Tech 27, Pitt H. COTTON HOWL GRAYSON—Knocked oil by Nuvy in the Sugar Bowl a year a BO, the Mississippi Rebels are so mad Unit they're eating auys like Uic Texas Christian J'Yoggies, who cnnld lack Ihe Reb's all-round balance. Mississippi 10. Texas Christian C. OLDERMAN—Jimmy Swink could be the star of Hie day, and ll all ol Texas couldn't manage to stop the Horned Fi'ou rambler, what chance have those poor little country cousins Irom Mississippi? TOD 21, Mississippi 19. GATOK BOWL ORAYSON—Tom Thumb would not have been any more mismatched had he tackled a Slant with an axe than Vauderbllt is m taking a run at Auburn,' one ol the nation's great college teams. Auburn JO, Vandcrbtlt 7. OLDERMAN—The Commodores, navigating to [lie top under Art Guepe. aren't about to be capsized by any Plainsmen, not as long as they have lop deckhands like Charley Morton. Vainly II. Auburn 10. KAST-WIJST GRAYSON—The East may have Hopaloug CMssacly. but wilder men than he have been roped in the West, where there is a lot of territory lo choose irom. Stanford heal Ohio Stale and Hie way Southern California closed against Noire Dame could be Ihe tipoff. West l!l. East 14. OLDERMAN- Hopalong Ciissiicty in the wild and woolly West— what more natural seltinp could you ask for a romp, with Lenny Moore our guess to share Ihe pressure. East 21, Host 6, SUN BOWL GRAYSON--Here's where guys come to the cud ol Ihe trail and It's time for them to move over for Wyoming. Texas Tech plays in a different '.ensue, has two extraordinary tackles and a Hock of injured Red Raiders arc now back in one piece. Texas Tech 32. Wyoming l>. OLDERMAN—The Cowpokcs done come a long way. and so did we to get to the end of this column. No time lo slip in the saddle now Go, go. go will) Cowboy Joe (MaslroKiovanni). Wynmlns 20 Tech 19. By TIIK ASSOCIATED 1'HESS More than half a million fans start treking toward widely separated football stadiums tomorrow as a weekend program of 11 bowl games opens with four contests. The E.i.-l-Wl'.-l Shl'lllf Game ill San Fi'alici^ca, '.euluntlg an all- star headed by Ohio State's two-time Ail America Howard iHop- nlonii > Cus.iady, will draw the largest crowd, mure than 60,000. Ca.-Midy'.-, presence made the Eastern team, coached by Woody Have.-. 01 Ohio Slate, a one-touchdown favorite. NBC will telecast at 2:30 p.m. There is no national TV or radio scheduled for the Salad Bowl. Bowl fever reaches its height Monday with four major postseason games and three minor ones on the agenda. The four big games figure to bring in halt a million dollars each wnh the largest crowd of 100,000 at Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl setto between UCLA and Michigan State. ANOTHER 82,1)85 are expected lo sit in on the Pitlsburgh-Georgia Tech Sugar Bowl baAle at New Orleans. The long-awaited lesl of Oklahoma's national champion Sooners and Maryland's third-ranked Terrapins will be seen by 76,062 in the Orange Bowl at Miami, Fla, The Cotton Bowl at Dallas will have a turnout of 75.504 for the game between Texas Christian and Mississippi, two teams with identical 9-1-0 records. The Sun at El Paso (Texas Tech and Wyoming), the Tangerine at Orlando, Pla. (Juniaia. Pa., and Missouri Valley) and the Prairie View at Houston (Prairie View and Tennessee A&I.> round oui Monday's bou'l program. All of the four major games will be televised — the Cotton (2 p.m. i and the Rose t»p.m.> by NBC. the Sugar i2 p.m.i by ABC and the Orange .2 p.m.' by CBS. Tulsa, Murray State Win Three Missco Teams Win In ASC Tourney Rice and SMU Meet Tonight In SWC Final HOUSTON, Tex. |AP) — Undefeated Rice and Southern Methodist meet here tonight to decide (he winner of the annual Southwest Conference Basketball Tournament while Arkansas, once the league's cage Titan, sits on the sidelines with the oilier beaten contenders. Arkansas was eliminated from! Ray Do\v:is was the hotshol lor the tournament consolation play j Texas with 24 points to give the LohRhorn ace -14 in two games. Southern Methodist pulled auay in the last 10 minutes to beat Auburn is a one-toucncio\vn yesterday by Baylor G7-fi3. U was the winl'oiis Rszorbacks' seventh straight defeat, and second loss in tournament play. } Texas Christian defeated Texas ! A&M 67-59 and will meet Baylor I in the consolation finals. Tucker Good for 31 With Temple Tucker, brilliant sophomore center, hitting i'or 31 i j points, Rice downed Texas 80-72; iin last night's semifinals. SMU • ; ousted Southern California, ihej : guest team, 70-b"4. j ! Arkansas almost, got its iivsi vie- ; tory. Twice in the second half, the Porkers pulled to within a point of Baylor's lead, or-Iy to fall be-! hind again. ; j Their trouble was the now fa-; : miliar story of being unable to| ! defend against thei. foe's big man.) } Baylor's tall center. Louis Estes, ! I 'allied 20 points to lead the Bearj j offense. I Manuel Whitley, Southern California. The Trojans tied it up at 41-47 midway of the second half. Rick Hcrrscher pui in two free throws to give SMU the lead but Jack Dunne sank a crip to pull even at 49-49. Southern Methodist then went to work for 10 points before Southern California could count and that wa5 the ball game. College Basketball Both Garner Tournament Upset Verdicts By JOE KKICIILER j The AssoriiiUrd Press The little fellow still casts a big shadow in college basketball, after all. Largely because of i\vo undersized players, Tu]y<i \von Okl^i- homa Ciiy's All-College Tcmrnn- meiU ami Murray Shite took the Lille in Loui.svilles' Kentucky In- vitiUionn'. TounuuYieiit. Junior Born, n 5-10 guard, registered 3'<J point i in loading TuLsa to an up; 1(5-58 victory last night over lOth-rnnkcd Oklahoma City. He wits mimed the tournament's most valuable pUiyet. Tulsa'.s victory, its' 10th starts, shattered Oklahoma streak. Rating the Bowls Quarterbacks to Tell Bowl Story as Terps Tangle with. Sooners By DON FAUROT Missouri Coaeh Whichever team gets the best quarterbacking should prevail in Ihe Orange Bowl game between Oklahoma and I (3rdi Idaho Slaie 84, Pennsylvania 78 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ul-Ccillego lat Oklahoma City Tulsa 65, pfclahoma City 58 who his devel I (championship!. oped inio a S c 0 n,, e Ihreal cfuring Oklahoma A*M «. Seattle S3 ihe tournament, bucketed 22 points] to again lead the Arkansas attack, j ,. , ( Against SMU in the Porkers: first, ° v - Ql L la 7Q TeXB5 came of 'he tournament, Whuley! ~ J .scored 20. Jerald Barnett. who hasj Sxe Classic (at Raleigh) led Arkansas scorers for two! s years, was held by Baylor to jusij four points. Rice Favored JQNESBORO — Alt three Mis- , at 9:3 °- .. -• ' Action starts this afternoon at 2 fifth place. At 7:30 p.m. Texas plays Southern California for the third spot. Rice had all sorts of trouble with Texas but, Tucker's 18 points in the first half provided the cushion needed. in 11: City's! Maryland 13, Missouri 12 Oklahoma. 20, Missouri 0 Dick Kinder. 5-11. tiUikxi 25 points to ray to a 74-61) victon lend Mur- ovci' fa- (EDITOR'S NOTE: Montroe Holland, former all-state basket- bull pl:iyi;r for the Hlylhrvillc High Srliool Chirkasaws, is in the starting lineup for ihe Western Ki'iiUicky llitllnppcrif. fllnlliind K r a il u a t P d from Hlylhcvillc High In l!!f>3. playing on the Chick team \vhirh went to the semifinals in the slate tour- n;i incut that year. (He will appear with Western Kentucky when the Nilltnppers play Memphis State College at MtMupnta Jun. 10.) Both stay pretty much with ti , standard split or sliding T. using Oklahoma A&M. after watching! ^inkers and'floaters sparingly, a 24-poim le-.ul dwindle to 6.) ^ y impassions if or \vhai they .snapped back to stop Senttle 63-52; mfiy ' be u - or th) : tor third plsice. • j Oklahoma—one of the best, if not llally Choked i thc finest sooner squads Bud WHfc- \vho .stands only; i wmi j m s produced . . . tremendous teiini speed . . . more offensive versatility than Maryland because of deeper backfield talent, more backs capable of breaking a game tvitle open \vith lonjr runs — and Tommy McDonald at left halfback could be the difference . . . Sooner line, sparked by center Jerry .Tiibbs. nuard Cecil Morris and tackle Ed Gray very fast, and mobile . . . hi? weapon in Oklahoma attack this year is Ihe running pass, thrown by iiHUhiU'VcK McDonald and Bobby Burr is, Maryland —always tough defensively because Jim Tatum is the, greatest defensive coach !n football Don Faurot formance as the Ciidcts whompcd 'IVxiifi vorcd Western Kentucky. Three ircc throws by Kinder in the closing minutes choked off the threat of the Hllltoppers. who had rallied to narrow Murray's lend to 62-til. A couple of other little men, Gurry Thompson of Iowa Stmc and captain Dallas Dobb.s of Kansas, led (heir respective teams Into the. limil round of the Bip Seven Tour-j ing Ahiouma 86-80 v nament at Kansas City. j knocking off Marquei .Manila I*OS. Veach, 12 ... P Hatcher, 14 . F . . . Terps arc poing hard, and that : shedd, 14 ... C could be a bad sign for Oklahoma, \ Wagner, U . G remembering how .Maryland got j Isaacs. 2 ____ G sissippi County teams who played yesterday and last night in Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State College here came through their exams unscathed and moved into third round play today. Manila and Leachville, the county's two Class A entries notched lop-sided victories over their opponents as did Armorel in the B Division. Mainla. with the Lions putting on their best display of the season, ripped through the defenseless Par- iigould Bulldogs 80-33 lo advance to the Semifinals. They meet Jonesboro at 8:30 tonight. Hatcher and Shedd topped scorers with 14 each. Leachville got off to a slow start against McCrory, hitting only twice from the field Ui the first half, and trailed 23-20 at intermission. , | KENNETT — The Kennett In- But the Lions came on strong In - ; vitational tournament goes into the third period to outscore McCrory 18-12 and boosted their margin in the finale. Ward was top scorer with 21 points. Leachville met Rector in their semifinal contest this afternoon at 2:30. Armorel, with flashy Carl Patterson in usua.,1 form with 45 points, blasied Ash Flat all down the Hue after taking a 19-11 first quarter lead. Paragoulti Olive. 4 ... Maxwell. 4 McSpadden, 19 Stalcup, 4 Shelton, 2 (first round) N. C. State 59, Oregon State 54 North Carolina 86, .VlHanova 63 Wake Forest 87, Minnesota 83 Rice is favored slightly to win; (overtimei the tournament title in tonight's I Duke 71. Wyoming- 54 final with SMU, scheduled to start, • Kentucky Invitational Murray fKy> 74, Western Kentucky 69 i championship) when Arkansas and Texas A&M! Louisville 99, Eastern Kentucky meet for seventh place. At 4 Bay-i 70 <3rd> lor and Texas Christian decide! Ohio Univ 97, Morehead tKy) 91 foth) Bowling (7th \ Big Seven (at Kansas City) i semifinals f Iowa State 55, Colorado 52 Kansas 73. Missouri 56 Nebraska 70, Cornell 69 t consolation Kansas State 86, Oklahoma 64 Green 92, Arizona II Semifinals Today At Kennett the semifinals today with two i games this afternoon and two! more tonight. j Girls from Carutb and Kennett! were to battle at 2 p.m. today.', Boys from top-seeded Bragg City; of Pemiscot County and East: Prairie were to meet at 3:30 .this i afternoon. Girls from Hornersville and Senath will clash at 7:30 tonight and boys from Wardell and Holcomb battle at 9:30 tonight. Second rated Campbell boys were knocked out of the tournament yestewiay afternoon by Pemiscot County's Wardell Cardinals. The Cards won 52-51. After , ..... Campbell had an 18-6 first quarter the headlines with H 50-point per-! nientally ready for UCLA and held [ Substitutes: Manila — McWil-1 lead. Coach Robert Edwards' ™ ' "' J " " ' ' - -• • ij ams g, Meacham 12, Rogers 7. j Cards went into action and edged Leachvillc Pas. McCrory j past Campbell. be easier than Wilkinson's . . .' B. D. Carter, 24 . F 7 Hill i Boren of Wardell racked up 17 Maryland's top gacks are Ed Vereb: Atkelson. 4 F... 2 Huckaby j points and Cagley of Campbell and Frank Tamburello . - , was: Ward. 21 C . 13 Burroughs \ scored 24. most impressed bv Bob Peliegrini at; Thweatt. 8 G JO Rook) Last night Holcomb squeezed out ~ 5 Pugh Rhode Island in a consolation 1 age game 99-74. Richmond joined Cincinnati in the final round, defeating William and Mary 72-60. " " " moved the Uclans to a minus rushing yard- i psychological task should ' i consolation) Orange Bowl (semifinals'* West Virffinia 70, Columbia 60 Miami (Pla> 96. Tulane 75 Yale 71. NYU 70 i consolation' Santa Clara 61, Florida State 69 (consolation* Richmond Invitational (semifinals' Cincinnati 82, Seton Hall 81 Richmond 72. Wm&Mary 60 Army 99, Rhode Island 74 i consolation i Virginia 103, Virginia Tech 85 'consolation i Sugar Bowl (first round 1 Notre Dame 86. Alabama 80 Utah 89, Mavquette 84 Southwest Conference < seniifiuals t Southern Methodist 70, Southern I California 64 RiQf 80. Texas 72 Baylor G7, Arkansas 63 iconso- lation i Texas Christian 67, Texas A&M 59 i consolation) Other Games Kentucky 101, St. Louis 80 Illinois 102, Drake 66 Northwestern 74, Dartmouth W California 62, Wisconsin 55 Stanford 54, Iowa 52 Air Force Academy 74. Northwest < Wyo) Community 52 East Central Okla 93, Ouachita 77 Thompson, a Hushy J*-10 nuard.l The Holida:* Festival cuamrnon- sank four successive! free throws in .ship at New York's Madison the Uisl minute as itnva State Noire Dame and Utah jito the finals of the Sugar Bowl] C en~ter.~ Mike~Sandusky at tackle and j Thomas G 5 Pugh 1 a 80-55 win over Hornersville boys. in New Orleans, the Irish defeat-! Jack Davis at cuard . - . I'm noil Substitutions: Lenchville — Bai-jBoth Williams and Davis of Hoi- and the Utesi sure Maryland's line measures up I ley 4, Durham. Wallace, B. G.,comb scored '21 points and Fletch- -tte 89-84. i ' to Oklahoma's on a two-deep basis I Carter; McCrory — Ball 4, Woods.; er of Hornersville got 13. 1 Bunch and DeWiu McDonald's Speed May Spill Terps MIAMI. Fla. (AI J ) — The hard preparatory work is all over today anil Coach Jim Tatum of Maryland still thinks the U(ms R0( , difference in the Orange Bowl game Monday could be the j virgin.™.., extra speed ol halfback Tommy MclJomilil (if Oklahoma. He ,a'd he had oome to Ihat as McDonald .but lie doesn't have conclusion (von. movies of Okla- the sliced, .said 'lalum. homa's reijiiliir -CMSIII- vino ami Otherwise in seiu-rul. lalum hadn't clianp-il his muid alter UHVC Iliis analysis oi the two teams putting his squad throuph its stiff! which wore undeleted m their 10 paces in Miami this week. I regular names this M-a-on: McDonald. '!><• no-pcmml Oklu-i "I li.nure the center- and guards homa led iiulllnu'l: limn Alburquer-i are eve". We have an edse on quc, N.M., scored 16 touchdowns and averaged i;.B yards rushing. He also completed 17 oi 24 passes for 265 yards. "The way I lunk .a the game is this," said Tatum. "I/ our team played perfect football, all the players did their best and we didn't make too many mistakes like fumbles or intercepted passes, and Okiahoina did the same—McDonald might be (lie difference. "That step he has on everyone on the field can break up a bftU game. There LSM'I much you can do to stop it either." slaved off a closiiiB Colorado challenge to win 55-52. Dohbs. 5-11. scored -1 points as the .layhawks I su-ppt past Missouri 73-56 for the right to meet Iowa State for the I'hanipionsliip tonight. Miami of Fiorina, paced by Dii-k Miai'i's .IS points, defeated Tulane 8B-75 "nd moved into the final of Ihe Oranne Bowl at Mi-mi Beach. The llnmcanes \veve joined by Wesi Virginia, who turned back Columbia 70-60 despiic a 34-point ritoi'l by 5-9 diet Forte of the Hiu.inry led the West ith ''3 points. Seton Hall Loses l-'irst Ciiu'innaii knocked Seton Mall of Soulh Oran.m 1 . "..1 . from the unbeaten ranks -.viili 1111 82-81 victory in the si-milina! round of the Richmond Invitational at Richmond bvu Army's 5-11 Mark Binsteiil stole Square garden comes San Francisco seeking its' victory in a row against | with 36tli UCLA. Clemson won ihe Gator Bow] Tournament, defeating South Carolina 04-87 in the title game at Jacksonville. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia 113, Syracuse 83 Minneapolis 74, Si. Louis 71 Fort Wnyne 83, Rochester "iS Armorel 74 Stinnett. 3 .. Williams, 16 Patterson, 45 Garrison, 4 . Stevenson. 6 Substitutes: Pos. .. F .. C .. O O A close girls' battle yesterday Ash Flat 55 i ended with Hornersville over Ar- W. Tucker, 14 i byrd, 69-68. Godsey of Hornersville Bootlw, 6 made 57 points and Hardin for Ar. Runsick 19 | byr'd, 48. Neeley, 141 Senath girls won over clarkton Rogers. 6 Armorel — Coates. Elliott; Ash Flat — Tucker, Long and Goodman. 64-40, after leading throughout the contest. Jones of Senath made 29 points and Dinkins of Clarkton scored 21. Fiqhrs Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Young Jack Johnson, 209, Los Angeles, stopped Ezzard Charles, 196, Cincinnati. 6. Milwaukee; — Vince Martinez, 151' 4 . Peterson, N. J. knocked out Pete Mueller, 155, Cologne, Germany, 2. Boston — Ray Phillips, 188>' 2 , Boston, stopped Johnny Hoye, 198 '•i. Taumon, 5. •dye onj IhotiMh theirs is adequate for thc ihcni at Uu-klc and outclass llicmjjob he has to do. 'Hie rest ol the at end, | hackfield is about the same except; better. :vl-i lor tlic speed of McDonald." "Our quarturback He explnincd he couldn't afford to build a defense aimed at stop-j ping McDonald. i "Coach Bud Wilkinson is too! good a quarterback coach—prob-i ably the best In the country—to bej caught . napping that way. His! quarterback would be ready to try! comethlng else." • Maryland lias a fine halfback too. in Ed Vereb, who him scored the''name number of touchdowns WANTED Good Experienced MECHANIC Good Pay & Working Conditions See Hubert Seymore Sullivan Nelson Chevrolet Co. 30.1 W. Wnlnul HOLIDAY LIQUORS 8. WINES CHAMPAGNE FOR NEW YEAR'S DOMESTIC $3.46 $4.01 $3.87 Roma Taylor'* Paul Masson IMPORTED White Seal $6.25 Paul Roger $8.44 Piper Hcidsieck $9.41 Mumm's $6.61 We Also Havt Taylor's Sparkling Burgundy to Brighten Your Party f{ " FOSTER'S J2 Liquors Across From Hottl Noble Ph. 2-2868 YANCY BEALE ST. 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