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TUBBDAT, nBBtJABT V BLTTOTVILLB (ASK.) COURIER NEWB PAGE SEVEN Kentucky Clings to Top Spot in Basketball Po I Engineers Shock Kentucky Again Top-Ranked Wildcats Bowled Over by Georgia Tech 65-59 By ED CORRIGAK The Associated Press Sudden lightning, in the form of Georgia Tech', struck down mighty Kentucky twice in less than a month ,and the fallen Wildcats must be wondering today If they're heading into any more danger zones. Georgia tech whipped the Wildcats, No. 1 team in the country, again last night, 65-59. Prom all appearances, Kentucky suffered a bad case of nerves. Tech is the only team this year to beat the Wildcats, who have won 12. CouM Cost Title What made things even worse •was that this was a Southeastern Conference game and could cost Kentucky the title. However, Florida helped some by handing Alabama its first league defeat 76-74. "I don't know what to say," said amazed Georgia Tech Coach John Hyder. "My kids played a whale of a ball game. We had them from the start. Kentucky arranged for films of the game to show everybody on television and I'm grateful to them. We've got a pretty good basketball team, I have to admit." Kentucky Coach Adolph Bupp observed that "it just goes to show you what a team can do when it makes up its mind to win. The free throws beat us." Only 5 Made The Wildcats missed every foul try in the first half and didn't score with one until Jerry Bird found the range after 7& minutes of the second half. Kentucky made only Hve three throws to Tech's 26. In other Southwestern Conference games, Auburn edged Georgia 78-76 in a game that was tied times, Tulane whipped Mississippi State 69-60, and Mississippi beat Louisiana State 88-69. Richmond came through when it counted and as a result clubbed West Virginia 106-67 and took over flrst place in the Southern Conference. Purdue Beat«n The two Big Ten contests ended afi expected. Michigan State moved into the first division by turning back Purdue 79-72, and in the process dropping the boilermtikers into the cellar, Northwestern overcame Michigan S6-81. Prank Ehmann set a Northwestern scoring record by dropping in 38 points. In other major action, Duquesne, No. 4 team in this week's -Associated Press poll, snapped a seven- game Niagara winning streak with a 65-46 victory : Arkansas knocked Southern Methodist out of a tie for the Southwest Conference lead, polishing off the Mustangs 85-74; Tulsa nipped Bradley 72-70; Wake Forest outscorcd Davidson 101-51; Furman vanquished South Carolina 86-72; Indiana beat Butler 87-56; and Ohio State defeated St.John's of Brooklyn 67-61. Fights Last Night New York — Danny Joe Perez, 140, New York, drew with Orlando Zulueta, 137, Cuba, 10 Brooklyn — Gene Cyclone Fullmer, 156, Salt Lake City, outpointed Marcel Assire. 150, Prance, 10. Paris — Seraphin Ferrer. 136, France, stopped Paddy De Marco, 137tf. Brooklyn, 5. National Hockey Leamie referees handed out aproximately 100 minutes more in penalties the first half of this season as compared to the same period last year. But San Francisco Gains on Leaders Bf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky's Wildcats were atop the Associated Press basketball poll for the seventh successive week today, but there's likely to be some changes made by next election time. On the basis of games played through last Saturday Kentucky edged San Francisco's Dons 1,031 to 953 points. But more significant was that the Wildcats received only 16 more first-place votes— 48 to 33—than the West Coast five, now working on a winning streak of 12 games. Could Be In Danger And if everything continues to go smoothly for San Francisco, Kentucky's lofty spot could well be in jeopardy when the nation's sports writers and sportscasters cast their votes again next Monday. For Kentucky lost its second of the season last night and once again, it was Georgia Tech that turned the trick, 65-59. That left the Wildcats with a 12-2 season's mark compared to 14-1 for San Francisco. LaSalle moved up from fifth to third in today's poll but still was far back of the Dons with 541 points. Duquesne, which beat Niagara last night for a 10-3 record against college rivals, was right at the Explorers' heels with 532 after being idle all last week. Utah fifth Utah, with a long lead in the Skyline Conference race, advanced from seventh to fifth. The Utes were followed by North Carolina State, George Washington, TJCL1., Marquette and Illinois. N.C. State skidded chiefly because of its second defeat of the season by VII- lanova. The top teams with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. Kentucky (48) 1,031 2. San Francisco (33) 953 3. LaSalle (2) 541 4. Duquesne 632 6. N. C. State 434 7. G. Washington (7) 421 8. UCLA (2) 278 9. Marquette (10) 274 12. Maryland 214 13. Alabama (3) 147 14. Holy Cross (5) 108 15. Dayton (2) 90 16. Niagara (2) 65 17. Missouri (tie) 64 Villanova 64 18. Oregon State (12-6) 54 20. Vanderbilt (10-3) 53 Porkers Knock SMU Out of First Place Tie By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist, given only an outside chance o£ holding its share of first place in the Southwest Conference basketball race this week, muffed the opportunity Monday night with an 85-74 loss to Arkansas. The defeat left favorite Texas Christian alone in first place and favored to add distance to its lead with at least one triumph this week. The Horned Progs play Texas A&M Wednesday and Baylor Saturday. They rank an easy favorite over the hapless Aggies and will be picked over Baylor, now tied for third place with a 3-2 conference mark. Bears In Action Tuesday night's feature sends North Texas State against Baylor at Waco. There the host Bears seek to move above the .500 mark for the season at the expense of the Gulf Coast Conference visitors. Baylor now stands 8-8 for the year. An ankle injury suffered by SMU center Jim Krebs threw the Mustang attack off balance in the second half and Arkansas took full advantage to come through with an upset victory. Krebs Injury Hurls Krebs, 6-foot-8 sophomore flash, rolled up 14 points in the first halt and was going strong in the second when he hurt his ankle in a fall. He wound up with 22 points, high for both sides. SMU took a 37-36 lead at halftime and rolled it to 49-40 after intermission before Krebs' injury. Arkansas got the lead 61-57 with seven minutes left and kept the margin the rest of the way. Jerald Barnett and Buddy Smith led the Razorbacks with 18 and 17 points. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee 100, Rochester 80 New York 91, Fort Wayne 84 Mai Whltfleld «t »n Olympic 800-meter record of 1:49.2 in 1948 and equaled It in the 18S2 games. Doak Walker of the Detroit Lions kicked 43 consecutive extra points during the regular 1354 NFL season. WE ARE FORCED To Extend Our GET ACQUAINTED OFFER One More Week Wash Job Lubrication Oil Change (5 qts.) All For Only $050 3 In appreciation of your heavy reiponee we are extending our special offer for Hiose we couldn't service last week. I Bud Wilson Motors, Inc. YOUR LINCOLN-MERCURY DEALER 110 W. Walnut Pk J-6S76 The triumph boosted Arkansas' season standing to 9-7. SMU now stands 10-7 for the year. Baker and Mathewson in Hall of Fame NEW YORK (fl>) — Home Run Baker, who won his nickname by hitting homers off Rube Marquard and Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants in the 1911 World Series, and Ray Schalk, the little "Iron Man" of the Chicago White Sox who caught 1,760 games in the majors, are the latest additions to baseball's Hall of Fame. The two old timers, both inactive as players during the last 25 years, were selected by the special 11-man veteran's committee Sunday, but results were not announced until last night. Joe DlMaggio. Ted Lyons. Dazzy Vance and Gabby Hartnett were elected to membership last week by the 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association. As a result of the double election, the total membership has been increased to 79. The latest additions will be Inducted formally at Coop- erstoivn, N.Y., ceremonies July 25. MISSCO'S GIRLS — Shown above Is the 195455 edition of the Missco High School girls team which is one of the county's top teams this year. Members of the squad are: front row (left to right) — Bettye Howell, Billie Gay, Shelby Watts, Marjorle Clark, Kay Allen, Loretta Girdley and Sarah Lunsford. Back row -— Ann Clark, manager; Faye Crawford, Virginia Holmes, Patsy Clay, Sally Wilmoth, Sammye Autrey, Linda Nash and Coach Bullock. Ex-Yankee Virdon's Glasses Are Rose-Colored for Cards By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor Monopoly Action Started Against IBC U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Grant Club Exemption WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department mored at top speed today to bring the International Boxing Club to trial as a monopoly that violates the antitrust laws. The trial will take place in New Norris and Wirtz, along with the NEW YORK — (NEA) — Bill Virdon could be one of the mighty few good ones who got away from the Yankees after being in their possession. Virdon comes to the Cardinals this spring labelled "Sure pop. The 23-year-old resident of "West ling the pellet on opening day and Plains, Mo., is the young man who kept right on going. He is a left- made the Red Birds' deal with the I hand hitter. New York Americans for Country * * * Slaughter look good. | j ns KNEECAP showing no 111 ef- Reporting the transaction of last fects of the fracture, Virdon went spring, a New York baseball writer O n to lead the league in batting said Slaughter went to the, Yankees | with .334 while covering center field for .a bundle of cash and three nothing ball players. Virdon was one of the latter. He was a more or less obscure outfielder for Kansas City of the American Association and the Eastern League's Blng- hamton club the previous campaign. His forte was defensive outfield play. He possesses an excellent arm and fair speed, but wasn't considered much of a sticker. That is, until he took to glasses. Virdon took an eye examination at the conclusion of the 1952 season, when as a member of the Blnghamton Triplets he was struck on the head by a pitched ball. He experimented with the cheaters some in '35. ODDLY ENOUGH, Virdon again hgd his eyes examined late in the '53 season because he felt he wasn't getting a good enough jump on the ball in the outfiled, where nobody ever found fault with his performance. He believed he could follow the ball OK at bat. This examination revealed that Virdon's vision in one eye was far below normal, thus the new spectacles full time. TliLs was late in the '53 season, and the improvement was immediate. Virdon, the stylist in center field, closed the grind rapidly at the plate, four home runs in the Dixie Play-Offs giving you a rough idea. Virdon iractured a kneecap in the final game, however, so was a large question mark when shipped to Rochester of the International League last spring. But not for long, like Willie Mays, He was named recruit-of-the-year. He manufactured 22 home runs with close to 100 runs batted in. The home run leader had no more than 31. Scouts and Matt Jackson and Al Weber, the Rochester Times-Union sports writers who followed Virdon all year, declare him to be a better major league prospect than was Wally Moon at the same stage of his career. The veteran Jackson predicts that Virdon will hit more home runs in St. Louis than did Arkansas State Nips Centenary Snapshooting Jim Ward's 27 points helped Arkansas State square its basketball account with Centenary College of Shreveport, La., at .Jonesboro last night. Arkansas State nipped Centenary 85-81. Centenary walloped Arkansas State 109-78 in an earlier game. Two field goals by Ward boosted Arkansas State into a 70-67 lead with five minutes remaining and the Indians were not headed again. Pour Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference games are scheduled tonight. They include: Arkansas Tech at Arkansas College, Batesville. Arkansas State Teachers at The College of the Ozarks, Clarksville. Hendrix College at Henderson State Teachers. Arkadelpria. Ouachita College at Southern for the thin six-footer started pick- State, Magnolia. Moon, who had 12 becoming the National League rookie-of-the-year. So it's one rookie-of-the-year after another, and if Bill Virdon does as well as Wally Moon, he could release the great Stanley Musial to play first base, where The Man was the last time the Cardinals had the winning formula. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 65, Niagara 48 St. Bonaventure 58, Lemoyne 52 Georgia Tech 65, Kentucky 59 Auburn 78, Georgia 76 Mississippi 89, Louisiana State 69 Florida 76, Alabama 74 Tulane 69, Mississippi State 60 George Washington 92, Duke 73 Richmond 106, West Virginia 67 Furman 86, South Carolina 72 Wake Forest 101, Davidson 51 Arkansas State 85, Centenary 81 Lincoln (Mo) 74, Central State (Ohio) 67 Nortnwestern 96, Michigan 81 Michigan State 79, Purdue 72 Ohio State 67 ,St. John's (NY.) 61 Indiana 87, Butler 56 Valparaiso 62, Washington (St. Louis) 59 Southwestern (Kan.) 59, Emporia (Kan.) State 56 Tulsa 72, Bradley 70 Arkansas 85, Southern Methodist 74 Texas A&I 88, Southwest Uni- j versity 64 L i Philander Smith (Ark.) 86, Al- ' corn (Miss.) 62 York City and a spokesman for the Justice Department's Antitrust Division there said it probably would be sometime before the end of the calendar year — July 1. The supreme Court yesterday refused to grant boxing exemption from antitrust laws as it did baseball. The government filed an antitrust suit against the TBC, headed by Jim Norris and Arthur M. Wirtz, in March 1952, but it was thrown out by Federal Judge Gregory F. Noonan of New York, who based his decision on the baseball case. A 6-2 Vote The Supreme Court decision was by a 6-2 vote with Chief Justice Earl Warren writing the majority opinion. He noted that baseball first was exempted from antitrust laws in 1922 by the Supreme Court. In 1953 the court held that Congress, by failing to pass legislation specifically bringing baseball under the antitrust laws, had indicated it wanted baseball exempt. But no such situation prevailed for boxing, the opinion continued. If it is to be exempt, "the issue is for Congress to resolve, not this court." The baseball decision, it said, [cannot be interpreted as "a sweeping grant of immunity to every business based on the live presentation of local exhibitions, regardless of how extensive Us interstate phases may be." Frankfurter Dissents The minority opinion, written by Justice Felix Frankfurter, said it would "baffle the subtlest ingenuity to find a single differentiating factor between other sporting exhibitions, whether boxing, or football or tennis and baseball insofar as conduct of the sport is relevant to the question of antitrust prosecution." Norris issued a statement saying that the decision merely means that the government must prove its monopoly charges. "We are confident," he said, "that the court Will vindicate our position that in presenting seven or eight championship bouts a year we do not operate an illegal monopoly within the meaning of the Sherman Act. 1 ' The government position is that Madison Square Garden Corp., have been conspiring since 1949 to monopolize the promotion, exhibition, broadcasting and televising of big-time fights. In the suit which was diimisMd, the Justice Department explained its stand this way: "Exclusive" Arrangement* •'The utilization by the defendants (IBC) of exclusive contract* with boxers to tie up all major champions and contenders, together with exclusive control of ths principal arenas, prevented other promoters from competing in promotion of championship bouts. "We are seeKing to terminate all such exclusive arrangements and to sever all interlocking financial interests among the defendants which contribute to a continuation of Ihelr monopoly." Last year the 10 world championship fights in the United States were promoted either wholly by the IBC or by the IBC in partnership with prompters in other citlw. The government contends that since 1949, when Norris and Wirtz moved into the boxing picture, only two of the 21. championship fights held in this country were promoted by groups other than the IBC, French Champ Ready for U, S, PARIS (/Pj —French Lightweight champion Seraphin Ferrer Ls thinking about fighting in the United States following his surprise knockout of former World champion Paddy de Marco, but he's in no hurry to cross the Atlantic. The 24-year-old, undefeated Ferrer, winner of 16 fights since turning pro two years ago, said ha would like to pick up a little more experience and the European 135- pound title be/ore he tackles th« admittedly sterner tests of the U.S. ring. Ferrer stopped the 27-year-old American in 2:30 of the fifth round of their scheduled 10 at the Palai* Des Sports last night. 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