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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1965 ' l " ' " ii^^iii^iaiss^fe^^ka^^ '^31 Underdogs Get Boost as Odds Drop on Bowls By WILL GR1MSLEV The Associated Press A sudden shift of sentiment toward the underdogs incited new interest today in the weekend rash of bowl football games, promising the closest rivalries in many years. There's not more than a touch- Bowl at Dallas made Texas Chris. down difference in any of the big games, according to latest odds and some may be reduced to "pick 'em" status by kickoff time While Oklahoma's nationa: champions held firm as a 7-point choice over Maryland in the "prestige" conflict at Miami, Michigan State saw its edge over TJCIjA in the Rose Bowl cut from 7 to 6 points and Georgia Tech. once a whopping 13-point choic fell to 6 over Pittsburgh in the Sugar Bowl. Odds Fluctuate Fluctuating odds on the Cotton Wardell, Bragg City In Finals Of Kenneff Meet KENNETT — Two Pemlscot County teams, the Wardell Cardinals and the Brags City Indians, will clash for first place In the JCennett Invitational Tournament In the final game at 9 o'clock tonight at the Kennett Armory. • Girls from Caruth and Hornersville will meet at 7:30 in the girls' championship battle. Consolation games were to be played this afternoon with girls 'ffrom Kennett and Senath to meet at 2 p.m. and boys from Holcomb and East Prairie to battle at 3:30. Wardell defeated Holcomb 61-53 last night. Bragg City trounced East Prairie 77-61 yesterday afternoon. In girls' semifinals yesterday Oaruth eked out a 55-53 win over Kennett and Hornersvilte downed Senath 84-69. Pos. Holcomb .. P .. Williams. 19 .. F Biggs. 10 ... C Hall, 1 G .... Jacques, 5 G Estes. 7 12 Wardell Redmond, Cain, 7 Boren, 4 Bullock, 13 . risher, 33 Substitutes: Wardell — Wilson 4, Harris 2, Bankston 2; Holcomb — Davis 6. Bragg City Pos. East Prairie F . F . C . G . tian first 7 over Mississippi, then IV, and finally back to 7. The fanciest of all bowl pro grams, matching nine of the top 11 teams in The Associated Press final season bowl, opens today with the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Fla.. and a trio of attractions involving picked senior players. The largest of these is the annual East-West Shrine game San Francisco, to be witnessed by 61,000. with Howard (Hopalong Cassady of Ohio State making the East squad a 7-point favorite. Auburn 6-Point Favorite Auburn is a six-point pick over Vanderbilt in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville. Fla., where 36.000 were expected to see the 2 p.m. kickoff. The Blue forces were slim six over the Grays in th North-South at Montgomry, Ala., and there's little to choose between the Skyline and Border Conference all-stars in the Salad Bowl at Phoenix, Ariz. The Blue-Gray, starting at 2:30 p.m. EST, and the East-West, at 4:45 p.m., both are to be televised by NBC. The .Gator Bowl is to be telecast by CBS. The main events are scheduled Monday when some 400,000 fans will pay more than $2,000,000 to see four major bowl games and three minor ones. Here's the schedule with team records, TV and radio commitments: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif, -r Mlchigan State (8-1) vs. UCLA (9-1). NBC radio and television. 4 p.m. (GST). Sugar Bowl, New Orleans—Georgia Tech (8-1-1) vs. Pittsburgh (7-3), ABC radio and television, 1 p.m. (CST). Orange Bowl. Miami—Oklahoma (10-0) vs. Maryland (10-0). CBS radio and television, 1 p.m. (CST). Cotton Bowl, Dallas — Texas Christian (9-1) vs. Mississippi (911. ABC radio and television, 1 p.m. (CST). One of the lesser bowl games pits Missouri Valley (8-1) against Junnita. Pa. (B-0> in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando. Fla., at 7 p.m. (CST). The game will not be televised. Sales. 15 Howren, 37 Frets. 16 ... Stewart, 2 .. Teaster. 5 . Substitutes er 2, East Prairie Hammontree 2. Pope, 2 Lloyd, 7 .... Belew, 14 Kinsolvlng 24 G . Thompkins. 11 Bragg City — Walk— Keith 1, Handy Andy Signs On CINCINNATI (/PI—Wayne Anderson has been signed as trainer of the Cincinnati Recilegs again—this time for a three-year stretch. Anderson came to Cincinnati in 1950, after several seasons In the Pacific Coast League. His list club in that circuit was Sacramento. Rating the Bo_wls_ 0/e' Miss Has Expert Blocking, Tackling, But TCU Has Swink By JACK MITCHKLI, Arkansas Coach Mississippi whipped Arkansas soundly with superior blocking and tackling. Noteworthy? Well, we had thought Arkansas mif-Tht win if we DUCKS UNLIMITED—It's * duck hunter's dream, this early morning scene outside of Houston. Tex. Seconds before Photographer Horace Tucker snapped his shutter, this 200-acre lake in the city's Katy area was blanketed from shore to shore with a carpet of ducks so thick you could see only patches of water. The two hunters here fired away at a target impossible to miss— then estimated 200,000 ducks were in the a'ir. Who'll argue this point? Dons Thrill Experts ****** ***** * Easily Swamp UCLA in Holiday Final By PETE PEDERSEN The Associated Press San Francisco is the type of basketball team that sports writers admire. The Dons make the experts look good. Sports folks have consistently Voted San Francisco tops in the Associated Press collegiate ranjt- ings this season. The Golden Caters justified the tribute sweeping the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Holiday Festival tournament at Madison Square Garden la* night, crushing UCLA 70-53. Irish Fell Ute* Elsewhere, however, top - rated teams fared only so-so in tournament play. Utnh, rated No. 7, fell before Notre Dame in the finals of the, Sugar Bowl tournament 70-65. Southern Methodist handed Rice, No. 17, its first defeat of the year as the Mustangs took an over- lime 76-73 thriller and the championship of the Southwest Confer- enc tournament, But form held true in the Winter Invitational tournament at College Park, Md., when George Washington, ranked 12th, won the championship from No. 16 Michigan State 65-62. And fourth-ranked North Carolina spoiled eighth-place Duke's unbeaten record with a 7664 triumph in the semifinals of the Dixie Classic at Enleigh, N.C. that set the stage for the; Tar Heels' meeting with third-ranked N.C. State in the Classic finale today. N.C. State moved into the finals at the expense of Wake Forest fO-56. Unranked feams stole the spot- ight in other sections of the country as the annual holiday tournament irenzy neared an end. West Virginia hit on 33 of 47 free throws in the drubbing Miami (Fla.) 83-78 in the finals of the Orange Bowl's nauRiirnl tournament. In Kansas City, little Gary Thompson provided the big points as Iowa State won its first Big 7 Conference tour- ley crown with a 67-56 victory over Kansas. 36 Straight The nation's televiewers watched the final half of the Garden main event. All-America Bill Russell and Co. gave the viewers and 16,357 laying 1 customers plenty to gape at. as they brezed past the Uclans vith ease. The victory. San Franisco's 36th straight, left the Dons was its second straight. Key man | John Smyth who netted 27 points. [ ter John Bunte only three short college mark of of the nil-time 39 consecutive riumphs posted by Long Island U. 1935-37 and Hall in 1939-41. Notre Dame's equaled by Seton Sugar Bowl title in the Irish surprise was forward j Utah's hopes sagged when ace cen- Dons Rated 'Best Ever Seen By NBA Coach. fouled out with more than 15 minutes remaining. Big Jim Kebs was the hero for The convincing 80-49 triumph over Texas A&M broke a 7-game Razorback losing string, but the Hogs still finished seventh in an 8-team tournament. Whitley scored 72 points in the three tournament games for an average of 24 per contest. The senior from Bismarck, Ark., a former Little Rock Junior College star, returned to Arkansas from the armed forces this year and hit his stride in the holiday tournament. SMU in Overtime Southern Methodist's Mustangs, who didn't place a man on the all-tournament team, won the meet by nosing out Rice 76-73 in an overtime battle. Texas whipped Southern California 71-63 for third place anc Baylor thumped Texas Christian 62-49 to gain fifth place. The Razorbacks jumped to a 5-0 SMU when he tallied three quick! lead and built a 41-24 margin by points in the overtime period to!'haiftime. Whiiley, who hit 76 per give the Mustangs victory. RiceJ cent OI " his field & oal attempts dur- Porkers Grab First Victory; SMU Tips Rice HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Manuel Whitley scored 30 points, got two men's share of the rebounds and earned a berth on the Southwest Conference Basketball Tournament team as he led the Arkansas Razorbacks to their first victory of the season'yesterday. for the three days and nights and gross receipts of $30.000. It was the best showing thus far. Each of the competing teams will receive, after expenses, from $1,800 to »3,000. However, several of the coache* want to discontinue the tournament, saying they had rather play on tour or in other tournaments during the Christmas holiday period. A decision on whether tt is to be continued will be made at a meeting of conference officials at the NCAA convention in Los Angles in January. led by 6-10 Temple Tucker, badij 11 " the tOUrney -- made 19 of Ar| kansas' first half points. surged from behind to erase aj Temple Tucker, Rice's Brilliant 7-point SMU lead in the final min-1 Sophomore giant, was named the utes and gain a 67-67 tie. | outstanding individual performer Holup Hits 31 of the tournament by coaches and Joe Holup set the All-America | sports writers. He scored 102 drums booming with a 31-pointi points to break the tournament By JOE REICHLER , ,.- _„. , . - , , . , . ».,-, ,, ....^Tr,^ ,, r, ,n, , -. , ,T ,'performance for Gw s colonials in| record by 14 NEW YORK (AP) — The unbeaten and unchallenged j the Winter Invitational. Holup was! Krebs Comes Through San Francisco Dons, champions of the ECAC Holiday Festival | named to an ail-tournament team tournament and holders of an unhalted string of 36 consecu-" *'--- tive victories, were called today "the best college basketball , -i_ M L T T i_ • i i i_ r ui ivmjinyy.u c team I have ever seen, by Joe Lapchick, veteran coach of of Maryland. the New York professional Knickerbockers. along with George Klein of GW. Dunne Peterson nnd Hooks McCoy of Michigan State and Bob Kessler Lapehick, connected with . the game either as a player or coach for some 35 years, was an interested spectator at Madison Square Garden last night as the dashing Dons flattened a tough UCLA five 70-53 with ridiculous ease for their third straight one-sided triumph. The former star center of the fabled original Celtics, generally recognized as the greatest basketball team ever put together, unhesitatingly called coach Phil Woolpert's San. Francisco quintet as better than the powerful Kentucky teams of the Lou Groza- Ralph Beard era, or the Oklahoma A&M teams of Bob Kurland's days. As coach of St. John's, Lapchick masterminded against those great clubs, as well as Utah's whi zkids of some 10 years ago, and the splended St. Louis teams with i Easy Ed Macauley. He also was around when Long Island Univer-j North Carolina thrilled a crowd sity ran up the record 39 straight j of 12,400 in Reynolds Coliseum by in 1935-37 and saw the St. John's surmounting a 16-point haiftime wonder teams of the late '20's. Dons' Defense Tops "I've got to call San Francisco the best I've ever seen," Lapchick said last night, "Kentucky and some of those other teams may have been bptter offensively, but none of them could compare with the Dons on defense. "That's, because no> team ever had a player like Bill Russell. That guy beats you on defense just as much as on offense. He disrupts your entire style or play. This team gives you just one shot at the basket and that's all. You never get it again—not until they score, anyway." Russell was chosen by a panel of writers as the most valuable player of the tournament. Holy Cross beat Duquesne 61-57 for third place, Lasalle took St. Johns 85-76 for 5th and Syracuse drubbed Fordham 79-61 for deficit. The loss was Duke's first in eight starts. The second annual Richmond Invitational went to Cincinnati's Bearcats, 89-60 victors over Richmond. Cincinnati spurted to a 21- point bulge at haiftime. Washington and Lee faces Evansville, Ind., today in the finals of the All-American City tournament at Owensboro, Ky. Evansville stunned previously unbeaten Florida, 85-69, in last night's seiflnals. The Generals kept pace Others on the honor team were Richard O'Neal of Texas Christian, Ray Downs of Texas and Joe Durrenberger of Rice. Big Jim Krcbs came through in the clutch to redeem himself and carry Southern Methodist to its second Basketball Southwest Conference tournament championship in four years. The hook shot giant gave hi; team a 3-point lead in overtime to Jefeat Rice and bag the title He had been quite impotent in the first two games of the tournament and his saving 22 points in the final brought something of an upset triumph. . Rice had won 10 straight games going into the battle and was favored to win the tournament But SMU snapped the Owls' win- Leachville Meets Jonesboro in NEA Tournament Finals JONESBORO — The Leachville Lions were the only Mississippi County representatives remaining in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State College here after semifinal play was completed last night. and Te.v. Christian ^(i, Arkansas 0 Mississippi 11, Arkansas 7 couid stop their home run pass. Offensively, the Rebels hurt us most with their quarterback rollout developing into an opllon run or pass by Eagle Day or John Blalack. Fullback Paige Colhren, a fine athlete, is an effective field goal kicker from 30 to 40 yards. They favor the 5-4-2 defense with very fine tackle play by Dick Weiss. Dick Ooehe and Billy Yelverton. Their delenslve quarterback is smart, and don't challenge that pass defense too often. Their linemen waste no time geU ting off the mark. Ole Miss' blocking Is sharp, its depth adequate. The Rebs are alert with good balance between running and passing. Against Texas Christian in the Cotton Bowl, they'll run into a powerful running game. Containing Jim Swlnk for BO minutes is like keeping a hold on a greased porker. He's one of the best. The Horned Frog backs do «n exceptional job faking. You cun't concentrate emphatically on their ground attack, because they have a very adequate i p»6«r la Chuck Curtis, who com- Alabama Is Fined $1,000 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. I.T) — The University of Alabama has been fined $1,000 for illegal recruiting of athletes in violation of the Southeastern Conference grant-in- aid code. The Lions put the rout to Rectov 85-64 last night to win a berth in the A Division finals tonight ainst Jonesboro which ousted Manila last night with a solid 67-52 victory. The two remaining B division j teams from Mississippi County j were dropped from the event in games yesterday. Patterson "Slowed" Armorel, with its ace Carl Patterson slowed to a "mere" 23 points, was defeated by Monett« 46-36. Dyess fell before a high-scoring Valley View machine. 94-80. Richards for Dyess netted 45 points to be high. Griffin had 40 [or Valley View. Leachville ground out its third victory of the tournament with Thweatt tallying 24 points. Valley View and Monette tangle for the B 'Championship at 7:00 tonight with the A Division finals between Leachville and Jonesboro scheduled to follow at 8:30. Leachville Pos. B. D. Carter. 17 F j Atkeison, 17 .... P Ward, 19 ....... C Thweatt, 24 ____ G Thomas. 4 ...... G Substitutes by spoiling Kentucky Wesleyan's! ning- streak and climbed into the perfect record, 88-78. favorites' chair tn the Conference Tournament Record race that begins next week with The undefeated Dutchmen oij SMU meeting Rice in its opening Hofstra notched their llth victory,! game. beating Muhlenberg, 91-78. In the! Texas' Raymond Downs scored finals of the winner's annual tour- eight points in the last four ney. Hofstra's 6-6 center. Bill minutes for a total of 24 as the Thieben, tallied 34 points for a | Longhorns beat Southern Cali- tournament record of 96 points in three games. The New England tournament title went to Connecticut for the second time in three yea rs when the Uconns outclassed host Colby, 79-71. at Waterville, Maine. At Fayetteville. W.VA.. Marshall eased past Denver, 7?-78, to win the Holiday tourney crown. The pre-tourney favorite. Western Illinois, came through at Omaha, to win rhe NAIA -"tip-off" championship with an 33-72 victory over Gustavu5 Adolphus. The Midwest Collegiate tourney title \vent to Indiana State's Sycamores. 74-73 victors over the Quantico Marines. In non-tournament games, fifth- ranked Iowa continued to fad I o i s i n g to California's Golden Bears at Berkeley, 70-45. Othe tourists fared poorly as host Stan ford tripped Wisconsin, 65-53, But ler downed Princeton 89-70, Bradley bounced Dartmouth, 80-74 ! forma, the guest team, for third place. O'Neal Slowed Baylor led by Jerry Mallett who flipped in 17 points, held Texas Christian's high-s coring Dick O'Neal to 15 points in winning fifth place. The tournament—fifth to be held — was a big financial success, drawing an attendance of 25,000 College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOURNAMENTS ECAC Festival at New York San Francisco 70, UCLA 53 (championship) Holy Cross 61, Duquesue 57 (3rd* LaSalla 85, St. Johns (Bkn.) 76 (5th> Syracuse 79. Fordham 61 (7th) Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 70, Utah 65 (champ: nship) Alabama 77. Marquette 75 (3rd) Richmond (Va.) Invitational Cincinnati 89, Richmond 60 (championship) Seton Hall 80, Wm. S: Mary 55 (3rrt) Virginia 86. Army 71 (5tht Virginia Tech 80, Rhode Island 59 (7th) Dixie Classic (semifinals) North Carolina 74. Duke H N. C. State 70. Wake Forest 58 Wyoming 69, Villanova 68 (consolation) Minnesota 64, Oregon State 60 (consolation) Orange Bowl West Virginia 83, Miami (Pla.) 78 (championship) Columbia 64, Tulane 61 (3rd) Yale 86. Santa Clara 67 (5th) Florida State 85. NYU 83 (7th) Big 7 at Kansas City Iowa State 67, Kansas 56 (championship) Missouri 32. Colorado 79 (3rd) Kansas State 79, Nebraska 51 (5th) Oklahoma 71, Cornell 98 (overtime) (7th) Southwest at Houston Southern Methodist 76. Rice 73 (overtime, championship) Texas 71, Southern California 63 (3rd) Baylor 62, Texas Christian W (5th) Arkansas 80, Texas A * M 49 (7th) Other games Washington (St. Louis) 67, Valparaiso 55 St. Thomas (Minn.) 77, Lincoln (Mo.l 75 Rector . Whitehurst, 3 . Thrasher, 12 i ...... Jeter, 7 j ..... Sinko. 21 ...... Ford, 8 The Lions led all the way with a Leachville — Bailey 3, Wallace 2, Durham. B. G. Carter; Rector — Bass 10, Cole 4. Manila Pos. Jonesboro Hatcher. 6 .... P ... Rankin, 18 Veach, 9 F.. Caldwell. 12 Shedd, 21 C Vowel!, 9 Isaacs. 4 G ... Johnson. 8 Wagner, 8 G Miller, 14 Substitutes: Manila — Meacham 12, Me Williams 2: Jonesboro — | Neff. Childs 2, Osborne 4. Sonfee Wins Orange Mile MIAMI, Fla. Wi — Wes Santee of i Kansas won a mile race in 4:06.3 last night. Joe La Pierre of George Washington University finished second, six seconds behind Santee. Third went to Bill Adams of the University of Florida. The event was part of the Junior Orange Bowl footbp.ll program. The fine was announced yester- 21-12 edge after one quarter and day by SEC Commissioner Bernie Moore, and it followed closely on the heels of a $2.000 fine against Auburn on similar charges. Moore snid Alabama was fined because Richard Rush, a Hueytown, Ala., high school football star voluntarily stated to his office that a group of four Alabama alumni and friends, or supporters, gave him a suit of clothes, an overcoat, a tie, television set and $28.40 in cash. 43-34 margin at haiftime Manila battled the Golden Hurricane of Jonesboro furiously before falling far behind in the final period. Manila led 18-17 alter the first stanza and Jonesboro came back for a 37-31 lead at the half. The margin stood at 45-40 after three periods. Shedd was high for Manila with 21 points and Rankin topped Jonesboro with 18. Dyess Darnell. 9 .. James, 6 ... Southern, 9 . Cash. 11 . .. Richards, 45 Pos. F F . C . O . G Valley View ... Clark, 14 Ryan. 13 . Griffin, 40 ... Sisler. 16 ... Wright, 3 Substitutes: Dyess — Barnes 2; Valley View — McDaniel 8. Armorel Pos. Monctte Patterson, 23 . F Lange, 7 Stinnett. 4 ... F McElroy, 4 Williams, 5 .. C. Blasingame, 18 Q ..... Wallace. 13 . G Mate. 4 276 Blue fins Tagged NEW YORK I/ft— The Cape Cod Tuna Club won the U.S. Atlantic Tuna Tournament 1955 tagging contest. Jake Brown, one of its members, personally entered a total of 34 tagged fish. The tournament reports that 216 bluefin tuna were tagged during 1955. Fred Bujack. ABC all-events champion for 1955, set an individual earnings record of $2,068.33 in the Milwaukee ment. bowling tourna- Rebs' Vaught Predicts Big Score-for Frogs DALLAS (AP) — Coach Johnny Vaught of Mississippi thinks his Cotton Bowl game Monday with Texas Christian will be a high scoring affair but he fears TCU will do most of it. The balding coach of the Rebels, who brought his team in yesterday from Oxford, Miss., to complete its training at the site of the bowl, said he had been unhappy with his defense all season but that the team had been able to move the ball well "TCtJ does that, too," Vaught commented. "Therefore, I think it's only reasonable to expect that there will be considerable scoring." Vaught, who found out about TCU through a couple of game films, said wryly that he was sorry he had looked at Texas Christian's victory over Texas. "They did everything •veil and this Chucfc Curtis tried seven passes and completed four for touchdowns. So I would say that while TCU has been a running ball club you can't discount its passing." He said his, team was the most spirited of any he ever had had at Mississippi, that is morale was high and that he had had no personnel problems all season. | Abe Martin, the Texas Christian coach, said he also had been pleased, with the spirit and efforl of his team all season. But he wouldn't predict a victory for TCU. He said Mississipi ranked with the best TCU had played, that, "no Jzck Mltche pletcd better than 50 per cent. Texas Christian conches had Ar- Xansas scouted u> .1 split T. Hugh Pitts, their All-America center, is tough to fake out of position, and equally strong against passing and running. Like Ole Miss, the Homed Frogs lean to n 5-4-2 defense and cover very well against pnsslng. Their pursuit, and gong tackling discourag* you. , BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 2 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match R«d Roberts, Butch Boyttt and the Mad Mexican —n.— Chief Apache, Charley Laye and Joe McCarthy M Minute Time Limit — Rest 2 out of It Fulls Adults SOc — Children ISe Three 7-Fa// Matches! Roberts vi. Laye Boyett vi. McCarthy Apache vi. Mexican 30 Minute Time Limit WANTED Good Experienced MECHANIC Good Pay & Working Conditions s«« Hubert Seymore Sullivan Nelson Chevroltt Co. 301 W. Walnut quarterback we've faced has put the pressure on our defense with run-pass option like Eagle Day and John Blalack can." The TCU squad arrived ahead of Mississippi yesterday and had a snappy workout. While it was going on, somebody stole S347 from ;he players' clothing in the locker •oom at, Ownby Stadium, the Southern Methodist University field where TCU is practicing. Both squads will hold workouts ,his afternoon and also light drills tomorrow. 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