The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 11, 1955
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TUESDAY, JANUARY. 11, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVER Despite Loss Kentucky Retains No. 1 Ranking Porkers Upset Rice Owls 83-61 . Unpredictable Hogs G«t First Win in SWC Competition By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas upset Rice 82-61 last nisht for the Razorbacks' first Southwest Conference victory in three starts and the second defeat in three games for Rice, defending co-champion of the circuit. Rice led only once in bowing to the unpredictable Porkers. The Owls took a 16-15 lead eight minutes deep in the game but fell behind immediately and were never in the game again < Time* in 8 Minute. Those first eight minutes were thrillers, though as the teams knotted the score eight times. Arkansas, paced by Norman Smith's 17 points, hit ae of 73 shots, compared to 16 of 62 attempts for the Owls. Rice forward Joe Durrenberger was high point man for the game with 22 points, 14 of them on free throws. His eight missed free throws cost him a conference record, now held by Dick O'NeaJ of TCW with 16. Play Tonight Southern Methodist and Texas Christian risk their perfect conference records tonight In games expected to leave the two unbeaten when they meet in a crucial contest Saturday night at Port Worth. TCU, holder of the best season record in the conference and. winner of its only championship start this year, hosts Texas at Port Worth while SMU seeks Its third straight, conference victory against Texas A&M at Dallas. Dick Jackson, captain-elect of thc- Cornell football team, leil the 1954 squad In scoring, rushing, passing receiving, punting and pass interceptions. But Wildcats Didn't Dominate the Voting By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A one-point setback, the first defeat in 33 games, failed to dislodge Kentucky's Wildcats from first place in the weekly Associated Press basketball ppll. The Wildcats, with a record o seven victories and a 59-58 defea by Georgia Tech through last Saturday's games, didn't dominate the voting today as they have in re cent weeks. But they still finished on top with 895 points, a margin of 15 over North Carolina State. A week ago they had a lead of 221 over runner up Duquesne, which also came a cropper against little St. Francis of Loretto, Pa., Saturday. Du quesne slipped to third place this week. The 35 1st Place Vote» 104 sports writers sportscasters participating in the poll gave Kentucky 52 first-place votes. North Carolina State, which moved up from third to second, received 22 votes for the top spot. LaSalle and San Francisco re tained their holds on fourth and fifth places, respectively, with Mis souri, Illinois, George Washington Utah and UCLA completing the first 10. The Top X> The leaders, with first-piece votes in parentheses: 1. Kentucky (52) 885 2. N. C. State (22) 743 3. Duquesne (5) 647 4. LaSalle (5) 602 5. San Francisco (8) 51( 6. Missouri (5) 356 7. Illinois (2) 253 O. Washington 238 9. Utah 10. UCLA 11. Maryland 12. Dayton (1) . 13. Richmond 14. Minnesota (1) 15. Niagara .... Ifl. Alabama 17. Purdue 18. Southern Cal . 19. Iowa 20. Louisville ... ...219 ...109 ...219 ...155 ... 108 .. 105 76 64 45 42 .36 ARKANSAS OUTDOORS \A ^ Arkansas flame tRsh Commission First Statewide Public Hearing Of 1955 Is Set For Next Monday LITTLE ROCK — Every sportsman should take his New Year's calendar and put a special mark around Monday January 17. This is a red letter day on the sportsman's calendar because it marks the date of the Commission's first state Wide Public Hearing of the new year dedicated entirely to the expression of the sportsmen's views on hunting and fishing regulations. A twice-annual affair held January and July of each year, these public hearings are in turn an expression of the Commission's sincere desire to hear from all Interested sportsmen of the state, either Individually or collectively through the representatives of various sportsman's groups. At these hearmgs, the Commission* never expects a lot of backslapping or polite praise of its accomplishments as chief guardian of the state's wildlife resources. On the other hand, it freely invites, and most often receives. honest criticism of its current Rnme management practices along with constructive suggestions as to how these practices may be Improved upon. Indicate Interest Without exception, the hearings which have been held to date have demonstrated a growing interest and eagerness on the part of individual sportsmen to take a more active part in the handling of their affairs, ft Is most gratifying to note that the sportsmen of he stnte are becoming more and more aware of their responsibilities in wildlife management, recognizing th»t the ultimate success or failure of any program which the Commission offers depends up on their nctive support and cooperation. Primary interest at this first scheduled public Hearing is expected to be shown in the Commission's Quail Management Program and in waterfowl regulations. Prom the standpoint of attendance this should be one of the most popular public hearings on record with a large representation from organized wildlife groups including the Arkansas Wildlife Federation and Its local chapters, and a pnrtlcu- la,rly large representation Is anticipated from the county chapters of the newly organized Qunlls Unlimited movement. The Commission Is most anxious to henr from the member? of this latter group conpcrnlng the progress that has been mnrie since lust spring in enlisting the aid of local farmers nnrt sportsmen In food find cover pro- grit inn designed to restore our slowly diminishing quail populations to their former high levels. Dunk Hunters, Ton Duck hunters arc nlso expected to be well represented nt the meeting nnd mny come up with some healthy suggestions us to how we mny improve duck hunting conditions which hnve been below the average of former penk years (or the past two seasons, It is «ntlol- pa,ted that there wHl be «ome strong recommendations for a season In Arkansas planned to coincide better with weather conditions. Late Information in this category will be presented at the hearing by Commission Executive Secretary T. A. McAmis, who will represent Arkansas as Chairman of The National Waterfowl Meeting in Washington January 13-14. The forthcoming Public Hearing will also be a sounding board for the reaction of the state's commercial fishermen to a recent Increase in some of their license fees which went Into effect January 1. This well organized group is further expected to make a number of recommendations for regulation changes which may be of vital interest to sports fishermen. Interest in the January Public Hearing should from all indications be at an all time high this year with the state legislature also to be in progress at the same time. The Commission would agriin like to urge all sportsmen to attend the meeting themselves or make known their suggestions and recommendations through a representative of their wildlife group or by written communication to the Commission. '500' Gets First 1955 Entries INDIANAPOLIS W)—Two drivers who crashed in the 1954 Indianapolis 500-mile auto race and a new type of streamlined car were among first entries today for the 39th annual "500" Mny 30. The drivers who wrecked without suffering serious Injuries were Jlm- mle Dnywnlt, Indianapolis nnd Pat O'Connor of North vernon, Ind,, the Midwest Sprint Car champion last year. Daywalt will drive the new streamlined cnr, under construction at Los Angeles, for • owner Chapman S. Root; Tcrrc Haute millionaire sportsman. Root entered three cur.i. Johnny-Doyd of Fresno, Cnllf., will drive the rebuilt cnr Dnywnlt drove last year. The third driver wns not inmcd. O'Connor will drive « new cnr entered by William B. Anstcd Jr., Indianapolis. Now York Olnnt pitchers gave up the Icnst number of runs In the Nntlonnl League In IftM. Only 650 •linn were chalked up walntl thr champion*, Fights Last Night Brooklyn — Bobby Bell, 128V 2 , Youngstown, Ohio, outpointed Rudy Qarcia, 128, Los Angeles, 10. New York — Hector Constance, 149!/2, Trinidad, drew with Johnny Brown, 146%, Chicago, 10. St. Paul — Del Flanagan, 149%, St. Paul, outpointed Bob Rossie, 14914, Iowa City, 10. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dayton M, Duquesne 61 Holy Cross 93, Notre Dame 57 Princeton 62, Dartmouth 50 Fordham 81, Wagner 62 St. Francis (Bkn) 61, Fairlelgh Dickinson 52 Kentucky 82, Depaul 59 Auburn 85, Mississippi 81 Vanderbilt 71, Georgia Tech 69 Alabama 99, Mississippi State 73 Georgia 67, Tulane 65 (two overtimes) ; Florida 78, LSU 73 Maryland 68, South Carolina 52 Richmond 63, Virginia Tech 61 George Washington 104, VMI 52 Xavier 82, Western Kentucky 80 (two overtimes) Iowa 84, Michigan State 81 Minnesota 88. Indiana 74 Illinois 83, Purdue 73 Michigan 90, Wisconsin 63 Colorado 65, Kansas 54 Marquette 92, Loyola 75 Cape Girardeau (Mo) 64, Warrensburg (Mo) 58 Arkansas 83, Rice 61 Tulsa 65, Detroit 62 Oregon 68. Washington State 45 San Francisco 56, San Jose State 30 Santa Clara 69. St. Mary's 57 Regis (Colo) 88, Emporia (Kan) 59 Read Courier News Classified Ads. Ouachita Beats Ozarks 91-61 CLARKSVILLE, Ark. Iffl — Ouachita College defeated College of the Ozarks 91-61 in an Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball game here last night. The Ouachita attack was led by Pete Fulford with 26 points while Ken York supported the Tigers' with a high second at 22. Lonnie Quails scored high for Ozarks with a total of 20 points. Crafton Resigns As ASTC Coach CONWAY, Ark. iffi — James B. Crafton, Arkansas State Teachers College head football and track coach, has resigned. Silas D. Snow, college president, said Crafton's resignation from the school's athletic department would become effective Feb. 1 Crafton, a University of Arkansas graduate, after three years ?t ASTC, has a record of six victories Duquesne Suffers 2nd Loss In Row; Kentucky Rebounds By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press Without • a healthy Dick Ricketts, it appeared today that Duquesne is just another basketball team. Ricketts has been hobbling on a bad ankle for more than a week and test night managed to score only 10 points. Result: The Dukes dropped their second straight game a 68-67 decision to Dayton. Last Saturday, the Dukes lost to little St. Francis of Loretto, Pa., for their second defeat of the season. In that one too, Coach Dudey .Moore said Ricketts was operating below par because of his bad ankle. Bated No. 3 The Dukes are No. 3 in the nation in the Associated Press ratings behind Kentucky and North Carolina State. Si Green, their top forward, scored 27 points against the Flyers, but he couldn't make up for Ricketts' lack of point production. only one field goal attempt. He champions. 88-74; Dlinoli took a shot with seven seconds to go and it popped through to give the Flyers the triumph. Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 team, rebounded from its stunning loss to Georgia Tech Saturday, and trounced De Paul 92-59 in Lexington. Billy Evans led the Wildcats with 20 points. Georgia Tech Beaten Georgia Tech, incidentally, dropped a 71-69 decision to Vanderbilt. Auburn, the only major undefeated team left, won its seventh by defeating Mississippi 85-31. One long streak was snapped last night, when Western Kentucky bowed to Xavier of Ohio 82-80. The loss was Western's first at home after winning 67 games in a" row since 1949. The game went to two overtimes before Dick Schneider hit with a follow-up with three seconds to go in the second extra session. In the Big Ten, Iowa, one of the favorites, hit with better than 50 per cent of its shots to defeat Michigan State 94-81. Minnesota Dayton's Ray Dierin^er made' turned back • Indiana's defending Purdue's two-day lead in the •.tunings by beating the Bollermtktn 33-73, and Michigan whipped Wisconsin 80-68. Colorado Win* Colorado defeated K>n«u M-M and remained unbeaten In the Btf Seven race. The Buffaloes art tied for the league lead with K»nj«* State and Missouri. George Washington »nd Richmond, the two big boy» of tb* Southern Conference, also chslke4 up triumphs. GW. which bowed to Richmond Saturday, turned back VMI 104-52, while Richmond struaj- gled to a 63-61 decision over Vll^ ginia Tech on Walt Lysaght'i J8. foot shot with two seconds to to, Other major results included: Holy Cross 93, Notre Dam* «T! Georgia 67, Tulane S5; Tulu «•, Detroit 62; Florida 78, Loutaian* State 73; and Princeton W, Dartmouth 50. Jack Nichols of the Boston Celtics in the NBA 1» studyinf «* Tufts to be a dentist. Esso Standard is first again! A NE MfTotal Power Esso Extra Gasoline brings you the... HIGHEST 0 OF A ...will give your car EXTRA-OCTANE This vastly improved new TOTAL POWER Esso Extra is the highest octane gasoline ever offered you for your car-higher by far .than any other gasoline! It meets the requirements of every one of today's automobiles-regardless of compression ratio. Try a tankful today. Now more than ever it's the best gasoline you can buy. Another triumph of Esso Research! 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