The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1951 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 24, 1951
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• PAGE TWELVE Norman and Bob Ganged Up On Browns' Automatic Otto BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER MEWS By PETE ARTHUR LOS ANGELES (AP)—Pro football's three master passers met at Memorial Coliseum Sunday, but two of them ganged up on the third. As a result, the Los AnireKma, e VhS new champions of the National Football League. R was Just about a standoff be-* tween otto Graham of Cleveland's Browns and Bob Wnterflelrt of thei Rams. Between them, they had fashioned a 11-17 tie In the wan ing minutes of a great ball game. Then young Norman Van Brock- lln, The Flying Dutchman from Oregon, look over from Walerflclrt. And on one great toss, gathered In by Tommy Fears for a net gain of 73 yards, the R«ms busted a longstanding Jinx wide; open and whipped the Browns, 24-17. It was the Rams' first victory over Cleveland In five tries, and their first championship since 1945 —although they have been in the playoff three years running. The bruising clash lelt 59,475 spectators limp. TCU Is Rated Favorite In SWC Cage Tourney Ferris Fain Is Officially 7957 AL Slug King CHICAGO, Ferris Pain of First Baseman the Philadelphia The payotf pitch was Ihe bi ? play tr . d : b',it h. M °' of the day. Cleveland had Just tied D™,"* . " by M "">ser It up, and Vnn Brocklin had step- j^* In to give the tiring Waterfield a rest. With the ball on his own 37-yard mark, the lanky quarterback dropped back. He hnri perfect protection as Pears raced downffeld, then veered toward the sideline. Two Browns backs were waiting But Fears wasn't to bo denied. He went into the air, took the ball away from both defenders, and came down at full speed. The goal was still nearly 40 yards nwny. but he made It without breaking stride, The Ram» tallied first, after a ecoreless first quarter, fullback Dick Hoerner going over from the •flat t 55-yarrt drive. IMS The Toa Groza, the field goal kicking machine, had missed a beat hi the first quarter, booting wide from 19 yards out. But from M yards away, he was high ana fcue, and the count was 7-3. It topped the previous record In a playoff game, 42 yards set Joint- V by Ward Cuff of the New York Gianto In 1838 and tied the next K»r by Ernie Smith of Green Bay. Graham put the favored visitors o»t to front by half-time with a •uoVhn pawing «purt. He hit three «fcn» in as many tries, the third tor IT jar* and a touchdown to pub Jonet, and the teams left the lleld with Cleveland on top. 10-7. But Oraham T»B« the victim ss *» Kami scored again. All dny long, he w« the target of Ram defen- fn tnd« larry Brink and Andy RobsrielH, and the fnns often mar**Hed that he got his tossea away •« a«. m the third quarter, he faded b«ok , the baJl on his own 35. brink hti Wm hard, and the bnll bounded awsy. RobusteBl scooped Jt «p, dropped R, got it again and to withki a yard of the gonl he WM brought down. Defl- opn Ota Toirter hit the line three •moi before he could get across. In the fourth period, the Bams Iwlefl more got to the one-yard line. Athletic!;, who has been offered as by Manager Jimmy s official 1051 American ng champion with 3-11 The Athletics, who finished sixth last season, also had the league's home-run and runs-batted-ln king Gus Zernlnl. ZernJal WM landed by Philadelphia alter the campaign was two weeks old In part of a three-club SR'Hp thnt moved Orestes Mlnoso to the Chicago White Sox. Big Gus, who left much to be desired when he was with the Pale Hose, caught fire under Dykes nnd banged out 33 homers and drove in 129 runs. The Comlskevs, however, were entirely satisfied with the deal by the sensational doings of Rookie Minoso. The speedy Negro from Cuba batted .326, according to official statistics released by league headquarters, to finish second In hitting to the 20-year-qld Fain and help the fourth spot White Sox take the team swat crown with .270. Minoso also led the circuit in belting triples, with 14, and in stolen bases, with 31. Fain, a left-handed swinger, bagged the batting title with the best Dercentage In his baseball career. He was Inactive almost a month with an Injury and went to bat of- riclally only 425 times, barely making the 400-AB minimum needed for title consideration. Fain, a native of San Antonio, Tex,, wns the Ilrst Athletic hitter to win the bat title since Jimmy Foxx did It with 356 n 1933. Trw first time tiiey were held for four downs, the second for three Then Waterfield kicked a field gool from the 18, and the Rams led 1710. But Graham and gang came right jack. Otto himself contributed a 34-yard gallop ant! Ken Carpneter went off tackle for a yard to tie ths score and set the stage for Van Brocklin and Fcnrs. By HAROM> V. RATUfT DALLAS. (IFi — The Southwest Conference puts on It* first preseason basketball tournament this week and Texas Christian will be rated No. 1 against Its six league brethren nnd VnmlerbiU of the Southeastern Conference. The latter Is the "visiting" team. Vnncly, with n record of six victories and one defeat—that to well- ranked St. John's of Brooklyn — might be the co-rnvorlu> except that the Commodores are In the same bracket as TCU. Frog Defense Gond VanderWlt has the best, offensive record, averaging 61.1 points per same, and has beaten Rice of the Southwest Conference by nine points, but Texas Christian has the better nll-aroiincl record The Horned Progs have averaged GC2 offensively and allowed only si points defensively. It Is the best defensive record or nil the teams In the toiirnnment except Texas A&M, the tall-control quintet which has allowed only 48.3 but has scored 638. Texas: Christian last week slammed Texas Tech 67-48 and Tech was the team that Held handy to a 55-49 victory on the latter's home court. Hice Is (he third highest offensive team, with an average of 59.3 per game, but Is the worst on defense, giving up 62. Southern Methodist, which has looked great in ome games, especially against the stronger opposition, is considered a likely finalist from top bracket. SMU plays Texns In the opening game of the tournnment Wertnes- rlny night. Texas A&M and Arkansas clash In the second. Hester Ranking Scorer Thursday night Vandcrbilt plays Baylor, winner of only one game this year. Texas Christian and Rice meet In the second game. Friday night the Texas-Southern Methodist and Texas A&M-Arkan- winncrs get together while the Vandcrbilt-Bnylor and Texas Christian-Rice winners meet. There will bs five players In the lournanient who have scored more than 100 points thus far this season. George McLeort of Texas Christian leads with 148. Billy Hester of Arkansas Is second with 140. The isle or Coprl ! 5 21 miles from Naples. MONDAY, DECEMBER M, IMC KINER CUTE^Nancv Chaffe Kin r lesson at the Racquet Club in Palm SprnesCif N P * • S oi Ihe nation's le.-ulinff not queens nTlor" B Pifuh lr ^ a p rcy , ls T fielder, leads the Wionll Le^"Tn 'homfrun^ ""' Harlingen Golf Officals Miffed at PGA Stand HARLINGEN, Tex (AP) — Golf eaders in Harltngen lashed out today at the Professional Golfers Association for dropping the $10,000 Hlo Grande Valley Open Tournament from the 1952 winter schedule. Tony Butler, pro at the host Har- ingen municipal course, said he had been a member of the PGA for 20 •ears "and I'm ashamed of this onnectlon. They are all pcrform- ng like so many fourth-rate actors." "We Don't Care- Pete McNamee. president of the Valley Golf Association, declared hat "we don't care If the PGA never returns to the valley. We lose money every year and all the pijb- Iclty we get U bad." This tournament had been held four years nnd 1n three of them wns he scene of bitter PGA controv- rsle«. The first year there wns irgument over the rules of play and golfers Henry Ransom and Norman ran Nida exchanged blows an the ourse. The next year Dick Metz was chastised by George Schnelter, tournament manager, for blasting at the PGA through an Interview Metz was supposed to have hart Christmas is here again and we're very glad For we know that you and yours are looking forward to a merry time this year, enjoying all the pleasures of the holiday. And when our frien<b are happy we're happy tool 7 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year a Wade furniture Lo. fl*.**:'*•-• ^m.£-~ • —_•(,> c- /.fr _~r«^B with a sports writer. Snme Skipped In '50 Then last, year some of the golfers skipped the Hnrlingen tournament and ployed In the Mexican open a< Mexico City for which they were fined by the PGA. Among them were jimmie Demaret and Vic Ghezzi. But Harlingen still wanted to get! in on the tournament circuit this! winter. Inquiries were made for I weeks to determine If the valley open wns on the schedule. Finally lust week-end, the PGA put out the winter schedule and Harlingen wasn't on It. UCLA Could Easily be Cast in Role Of This Week's Villian of Hardwood NEW be UCLA. o , „„ Ever since the start of the sea son, the favorites have been falling on all side*. In fact, the No. 1 position In The Associated Press weekly poll has been a Jinx. First it was Kentucky. The Wildcats promptly got beaten by Minnesota. Then It was St. John's. The Redmen were dumped by Kentucky. Well, this week UCLA meets both Kentucky, currently riding along in second place behind St. John's, and Illinois. No. 3, and the favorite to capture the Big Ten title. The first game is Wednesday and the Illinois battle 1* slated for Friday. Bruins Unrated If the Ulcans win either or both of these contests, the experts might as well throw their hands up in despair, because the west Coast five Is not even rated t» the first 20 for the week. St. John's has two games on tap, and the Redmen easily could come n cropper against either Utah Thursday or Dayton Saturday. Both contests are slated for Madison Square Garden. Frank McGuire's charges have beaten mah by a single point the past two years. They were beaten by Dayton, 69-62, m the National Invitation .semi-finals last year, and Dayton hasn't lost any important players this time By ED CORRTGAN e ° 1IeW b "*« tbllH metodram « •-around. Another of the teams that uses the Garden as its home base, New York University, gees after Its twelfth victory in a row without a defeat against Arizona, the peren nial Border Conference champion Thursday in the companion piece to the Utah-St. John's game, Mne Tourneys Otherwise action around the country will be pretty well limited to the nine major tournaments—the Cotton Bowl, Big Seven, All-College, Dixie, Gator Bowl, Boston Arena, Sugar Bowl, sun Carnival and Hofstra. St. Louis and Kansas State, the fourth and fifth ranked teams in the nation, respectively, will be Involved in two of the tourneys, and when they are all over, there should be a good indication of then- prowess down in black and white. The BUIikins will be at the Sugar Bowl against such worthies as Brisham Young. Kentucky, and Villanova, while the Kansas State five will be Involved in the Big Seven program. In that one, its big rival will be Kansas, rated No. 7 in the country. Vandy, I'enn Fall Several of the hitherto unbeatens were defeated Saturday night. Two of the ma,for ttunt that fell from the select list wer« Vajjderbllt tnd Pennsylvania. Th» Oommodor«« were 69-54 victims o* «t. John* while the Quakers dropped a elo» S3-78 decision to Notre Dam«. Th» frlsh are unbeaten. Hester is Hot, But Motes Are Hot FAYETTfVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tulsa marked up Its second ba»- ketball triumph of the «ea»on over Arkansas, «6-48, here Saturday night. The visitors poured It on In th» final period to cinch the victory. As the last quarter started, Arkansas was behind only four point*, 45-41. Tear Hester, Arkansas' seven, foot center, led the Individual scoring with 27 points. Forward Marcus Arrington was high for Tulsa with 21 points. "Isoceraunic" maps, prep&red bj e U. s. weather Bureau, show the number of days when thunder normally is heard In various parts of the nation. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 24 8 p.m. 6-MAN TAG MATCH Joe & Roy Welch and Fields Adults 50c—Children ISc Also 3 1-Foll Matchec 30 Minut* Time Limit Jo« Welch v». Canny Roberts n. Roy W«kh Fields vt. Brown Roberts, Canny & Brown For Reserved Seats. CaH 3389 Approaching the close of another year, KC pause to weave Mo tkt happiness of Christmas time our appreciation for all the good wi'U and cooperation that has been extended to *s by ov,r many friends a.*d. poj.ron». To everyone ice send our wishes (or a. joyous Christmas and » New Year. The RAZORBACK

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