The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1955 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 10, 1955
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MONDAY JANUARY 10, 1955 BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Arkansas Begins Hunt For New Grid Coach At Los Angeles Former Amateur Champ Wins First Major Tournament LOS ANGELES I* — Ex-sailor Gene Littler, completing his first year as a professional, won the $5,000 first prize in the $32,500 Los Angeles Open yesterday. Refusing to be awed by the seasoned pros, the former U.S. amateur champion from San Diego, now playing out of Palm Springs. Calif., fired a 2-under-par 69 .yesterday to card 8-under-par 276 for the 72 holes. Followed Pattern He chipped in a 35-footer on the 15lh hole to practically clinch the victory. It followed a pattern he established the day before when he holed out chip shots of 36 and 60 feet on the last two holes. "That's more than I chipped in all last year," said Littler, 24. The big check he banked was the largest he's won since turning pro last January. But his victory came as no great surprise. As an amateur he beat the pros in the 1954 San Diego Open and he was second in four PGA events, including the United States Open. Kroll Second Littler, in the last threesome to finish, knew he had to beat thi 278 posted earlier by the veterai Ted Kroll, who drew down the $2, 780 second money. It didn't fasc the young golfer. After a putt rollec around the cup and dropped in foi a par on 14 and he sank his grea pitching wedge shot on 15, Little: came on In regulation figures to post his 6«, matching Kroll's Una round. Behind Kroll in the list of 102 pros and amateurs who survivet the opening rounds came the vet eran Johnny Bulla, of Pittsburgh with a 72 for 279, good for »2,100 At 280 were Wally tJlrich, with ( 67 for the final day, and Johnnj Palmer, and Doug Ford, both with 70s Each collected *1,300. Those names were the only ones entioned by Arkansas officials fter they huddled more than two ours behind closed doors in a Lite Roclc hotel yesterday, mapping ans for the hunt for Bowden Wy- ttls successor. Wyatt, who lifted the Bazorbacfcs om the depths of the Southwest onference to the championship in wo years, vacated the Job Satur- ay to become head football coach nd assistant athletic director at Is alma mater, the University of ennessee, where Harvey Robin,on was fired after a poor season. No Comment Athletic Director John Barnhill ecllned to comment after the meeting. But William Good, asslst- nt to the university president, admitted that Weaver and Broyles re on the list of "six, eight or en" men who are considered "real respects." Like Wyatt and Barnhill, Broyles nd Weaver are graduates of the Tniverslty of Tennessee. At Detroit, where he is visiting riends. Weaver said he has been thinking plenty" about Arkansas, but I haven't made up my mind /hat I'll do if they offer me the Hunter Gets His Rabbit Stew DETROIT 1*1 — Seven times hi i week Thurman Russell took hi shotgun and drove into nearbj Oakland County fields to hunt rab bits. Seven times he came norm empty handed. Then the next night, Russell, i private patrolman in northwester suburbs, returned to his car afte checking the door of a factory. H had left the car door .open, an there in the backseat was a wll rabbit. Russell caught It ki i blanket. The Russell family hai rabbit stew after ail. Littler Wants To Forget AP Newsfeatures SAN DIEOO, CaHf. — Oen« Lit Her, 1953 TJ. 8. Amateur champio and second In the 1954 U. S. Open is forgetting golf until the winte circuit begins with the Los An geles Open early in January. "I'm trying to forget golf for while." says Littler. Littler will defend the San Dleg Open crown at Mission Valley. I was the first tournament he wo in 1954. and a week later turne professional. You can't buy betUr valuei in u«ed equipment than «julpm»nl labeled wilh th« "Value-Checked" Gold S««l. !('« completely lnn>ect«d, thoroughly reconditioned; fully war- Mnted for 80 dayi. Yei, for honett Tilut it reasonable priced, choose "Value-Checked" Used Equipment — available only 4t our display lot. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO S. Highway Pit. Weaver and Broyles Are Top Candidates LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Texas Tech's DeWitt Weav- r and Frank Broyles, Georgia Tech backfield coach, are mpng candidates for the head football coaching job at the Diversity of Arkansas. ob." Broyles, backfleld coach of the earn that beat. Arkansas 14-6 in he Cotton Bowl, also has been mentioned as a leading candidate or the Job of head football coach t the University of Houston. The search for a new football oach did not get under way untt esterday. Barnhill said that unU Saturday night he "spent about all f my time trying to keep Wyatt t's hard to keep a coach and hire new one at the same time." Arkansas officials are trying to ,iove as quickly as possible, and the nearness of spring practice Is not the only reason. Rumorc and Dentak Before Wyatt was hired two, years ago ac successor to Otis Douglas umors and denials, night inter- secret flying trip for a prospective „]<***» name has. been linked with the Tennessee coaching position since December, when Robinson was flred after posting one of the poorest football marks in Tennessee history. Wyatt reportedly will receive a flve-year contract at Tennessee, calling for $15,000 a year. His $15,000 a year contract at Arkansas lad three years to run. The Arcansas Trustees boosted his salary from $12,000 yearly during last season. Fans showed their appreciation for Wyatt's winning season by collecting $20,300 as an appreciation fund. Wyatt received a new car and part of the cash. The remainder was divided among members of the Arkansas Athletic Department stafl. Erdelatz Said Headed for Rams, WASHINGTON (ffh- Eddie Erdelatz, Navy football coach, will accept a long-term contract to coach the Los Angeles Rams at nearly double his Navy salary, the Washington Post and Times Herald said today. Shirley Povich. Sports columnist for the newspaper, quoted General Manager Nick Kerbawy of the Detroit Lions as saying "Eardelatz's shift to the Rams Is in the works and will probably be announced before the week's out." Hampton Pooles resignation as Rams coach was announced at the end of last season. vUms-Castellani : ight May Decide Sobo's Next Foe TORONTO, Ont. fifl — A visitor to Ontario landed the largest By .THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | f™ 3 ""™™^ baSS eV " ^^ *" Bobo Olson's next defense of his j ' ,..,,,middleweight title may be made I Engmar Anderson of North Ton- agalnst the winner of the Holly owanda. N. Y., pulled out the fish Mlms-Rocky Castellan! bout at | fom Birch Bark Lake at Km- i-iovoianrt wpil-ip^lav I mount. The bass weighed nine Cleveland Wednesday. ^^ ^ sw _ Jim Norns. president of the In-, ^ previous record of nine ernational Boxing Club, said the.''"" u winner of this match, as well as /lews and on* t) the campus m> ~ t>. u^^vuu. .^ oach .blended into a public rela- ions nightmare for, the university Wyatt's' 1954 Arkansas team marked up an 8-2 record before osing to Georgia Tech in the Cot- j ton Bowl. The Porkers—only single • wing team in the Southwest Con- erence—were ranked No. 10 in the nation at the close of the season. At Texas Tech, a Border Conference power, Weaver has built a 36-14-2 record. The man who takes the Arkansas coaching Job will find the 1954 championship squad almost intact. Only four players from the first two units will be lost through graduation. They are Bud Brooks, an all-America guard, tackles Eddie Bradford and Jim Roth, and block- Ing back Bobby Proctor. When he announced that he was leaving Arkansas, Wyatt said it w»s "one of the toughest decisions I «ver bsxl to make." December No Captain For Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP)— The 1955 version ot the Phillies will not have a captain, says new manager Mayo Smith. The pilot claims that "a captain doesn't help and sometimes hur the team." Granny Hammer, captain of the Phils for several years, thus loses his field Job. Kluszewski Is Doing All Right CINCINNATI Iffi — Ted Kluszew ski, major league home run ant runs-batted-in king for 1964, led his Redleg teammates in nearly every hitting departmant. He also se nine all-time Cincinnati records. Big Klu led the Retilegs in hits with 187, homers (49), runs-batted in (HI), batting average (.326) most total bases (368) and slug glng (.642). But, he said, "I decided that if I was ever going to get the Job I've always wanted, I'd better do it EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardwart Phone 2-2015 SPORTSMANSHrP AWARD — Charles Ray Jones (center) Dyess forward, holds the sportsmanship trophy presented by Arkansas State College in the Northeast Arkansas tournament Saturday night while Jim Logan of the Arkansas Sporting Goods Company congratulates Dyess Coach Tom Parks. The Eagles were picked by the tournament officials as the team showing the best sportsmanship during the tournament. (Courier News I'hoto) Bruised, Bewildered Kentucky Out After New String Tonight By ED COREIGAN The Associated Press Bruised battered and bewildered Kentucky, its proud string of 32 straight Victoria* shattered by Georgia Tech, will try to pick up the pieces tonight against De Paul. The almost unbelievable defeat of the Wildcats by a club that could not win a Southeastern Con-' ference game last year was only a little more surprising than the defeat of mighty Duquesne by little St. Francis of Loretto, Pa. Kentucky's defeat, coupled with Cornell's victory over Dartmouth, left just one major unbeaten team in the country — Auburn. 129 In a Row Kentucky's downfall, by 59-58 on a last-minute goal by Joe Helms, was all the more amazing because: 1. The Wildcats had won 32 games in a row and 129 in a row on its home court. | 2. Kentucky had not lost a South-1 eastern Conference game at home | since 1939, running up a string of I 70 victories. 3. Georgia Tech showed a less- than-mediocre 2-5 record this season. "What Is there to say but •Wow'," enthused John (Whact) Ryder, Tech coach. "We worked three days getlng ready for Kentucky, but it was no strategy we used. We were stronger than Kentucky throughout and our kids forced them on a lot of plays." Dartmouth Beaten The Dukes' 82-72 defeat at the hands of St. Francis came from a team that had broken even In eight Barnes this season and lost to Duquesne earlier in the season 71-58, Duquesne plays Dayton tonight. Other notable weekend action included . Cornell's 10-66 defeat ol Dartmouth, and Purrnan's fantastic 154-67 victory over The Citadel to set a new college scoring record, Darren Ployd, Frank Selvy's successor at Furman, dropped in SO points although he sat out most oX the second half Visitor Catches Record Fish pounds, two ounces caught in 1951. The woric record is 10 pounds, In Alabama Joey Giardello and Charley Humez would be considered. Olson will put i eight ounces caught he title on the line once more be-j in 1550. ore his proposed match with light leavy champ Archie Moore. Mims-Castellanl is a tdssup, 6-5 and take your pick. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Michigan Stale's Car! (Bucky) Nystrom is a rugged performer in two sports. He is a guard on the football team and a defenseman on the hockey squad. jCollege All-Stars Win in Hula Bowl HONOLULU W) — Quarterback Paul Larson of California outpassed Cleveland's Otto Graham to lead the College All-Stars to a 33-13 victory over the Hawaii All Stars in the 9th Hula Bowl yesterday. Displaying fine field general ship, Larson mixed his passes deftly with the sharp running of Colorado fullback Carroll Hardy for scores in every period, including two touchdowns in the second. Hardy cracked the line for 138 yards in 13 tries and punted four times for an average of 47 yards, Sports writers and radio announcers selected him as the game's outstanding collegiate player. After the game the pros said Rice's Dickie Moegel, UCLA's Jim Salsbury, Larson and Hardy would make it in pro ranks. Read Courier News Classified Ads. SARASOTA, FLORIDA Where Summer Spends the Winter Every day it a fun-filled day at tunny Sarasota! 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