The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1951 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 26, 1951
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FA'ffl F1VJ5 Kentucky Regains Top Rung In National Basketball Poll (AWt.) COtJUTBH WFW1 Sports Roundup HUGH FUI.LERTON, JR. By HUGH FUI.ERTON, JR NEW YORK wv-You've heard moans from baseball men, especially the scouls, about the competition for talent from the colleges You've also heard about the pro basketball high school rule, obviously designed to give the colleges first crack at all high school talent. The search for an explanation of the two contrasting attitudes led to Maurice Pololoff, the National Basketball Association president. The Russian-born Pocloloff, who holds a law degree from Yalei explains simply: "We are sincerely interested in their getting an education." The NBA lias only Wildcats Grab 41 First Place Votes in AP Ballot Kf JOE RKICHI.ER NEW YORK (AP)-To the surprise of virtually no* ^^^ ^ U b8Ck ' l the The question, however, is-can defeat at the h.nds of KentucVv " 1 *° teams havc CC11M M5ll >' 1 ro P '"°<h« to ether' tried It In the first two weeks o! The Associated Press poll and each failed. As a matter of fact, the Wildcats were one of those teams They were chosen the No. 1 team the first week. St. John's of Brooklyn fell victim to the jinx last The Wildcats, named the top college cage team In (he country yesterday by 41 of the 1% sports .' -' "•' ""= "" ipuris 10 oo« ior Kansas. Then came In- writors and spor (wasters particl- diana. New York Univ.rsitv si oatinp- in the- nnll t n ~<* ., v. ,->._.- r r .. _. , wl "* er *^J. ol- patmg in tlje poll, face a roush road this week. First they take on ..*.....,.v.~i>. 11117 iii3/\ nas olnv •""" * about a half dpzen players who UCLA. dirtn't BO to. college and frankly Th!!n 'hey move (o New Orleans looks on the college game as its to compete with such worthies as St "farm system". But that's not the " and "^^«.iii . wi LII;U3 not. me *- vi ' 1 -^. vuiiujuva ana iJngriam only reason why a youth can't be 1 Young In the two-day Sugar "BOW! signed until a full year after his i tournament starting Thursday. Up- high school graduation. PodoloffUet by Minnesota two weeks ago figures that time gives the youth a chance to make up his mind and discourages possible conniving-such as making a player a pro by having some basketball team give him money. But most important to Po- doloff is the fact that, when a bov's :-short pro basketball career is over (TJ.e'll be better equipped to do something elso ii re has K one through college. Wonder If the same thine couldn't be said about baseball players. High Psychology Wh.-n tlie Indiana ijnl«>rsl(v basketball team went to Laramlr. to dedicate trie new \VvomInu TJ field house. Coich Br'anrli McCracken drclded to use psvclioln- I f to offset Hie jmsible effects of ' the 1,000-fool altitude. Branch fa'liererj the hoys and heean a talk about the exaggerated "myths" aboul altitude and rari- ficd atmosphere. He didn't want anyone blaminf a. bail ni e ht on the elevation. Then he had lo cut it short and dash out of the rnnm as bin nose he^an to bleed from the effects of altitude. Tlrl Bits Five colleges which weren't included in the Hofstra "Small College" basketball tournament this week have askert for invitations next year Vic Cardell. who fights Oil Turner Friday has a" job writing checks In the Capitol at Hartford. Conn. Sounds like a fight toanager's dream Job.;; .An official ^lemonstratlon" sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics will he "Bandy, 1 ' a game described as soccer football played with skates on ice, tising a bat. Probably the players don't live long enough to engage in regular competition Tsadore Beiber. the hoss-raclng "Kunnel" from New York, has 'definite feelings about women who smoke and advertises in naming his horses. Last summer Shedon't Smoke raced under Beiber colors. Maybe she didn't win. either. Now he has a yearling filly at HIaleah named pufaway- slster. Cleaning The Cuff Middleweight Rn^or Donopriiie, who appears on tonight's TV fidht show, had his first rrro fizht on his 18th birthday, his first main event nn his 19th anil his first defeat on his 20th. At 21, what's next After CMe Love- r!cr!<-, Ine Kansas Biff Boy, racked up 42 rnints against Southern Jlelhortisf, Doc Hayes, the SMU basketball coach, recelvrd a pair s of nets from a sports cnorl a^ont J^*ith a notct You'll probnhlr nerd those after what that bis Kansas bor dirt to your old ones last night." Kemucky regained the lop rung b> crushing St. John's, 81-40, and drubbing r)e Paul, 98-fO. la-st week. Illinois Second Unbeaten Illinois 5-0, which moved up from ihird to second on the strength of successive victories over Oklahoma, North Carolina and De Paul, has only one game on tap, hut it is a Umghie Tlie Illini op'jxment will be UCLA on Friday, two days after the Bears tangle with the Wildcats. Twenty- one experts ranked Illinois • first yesterday. Washington's Huskies, who vaulted from eighth to tliird on the strength of n first place nominations, clash with two Big Ten foes this week, Northwestern on Friday and Ohio State on Saturday. Kansas and Kansas State. " ranked fourth and eighth, respectively, will be busy battling it out in a special Big Seven tourney that will last four days. St. John's, which dropped from first to seventh because of that Oklahoma Tourney to Open OKLAHOMA CITY lift — Five teams will have the advantage of having practiced on the Municipal Auditorium basketball court before the All-College Tournament opens day. Both gam» s will" be played at Madison Square Garden as part of doiibleheaders. Rated on a point basis, with 10 for first, nine for second and so on, Kentucky received 863 points to Illinois' 827. Indiana Fifth Washington collected 8j 3 points to 5«8 for Kansas. Then came In- John's, Kansas state. Notre Dame and Seton Hall in that order NYU ana Notre Dame represented the new additions to the select list, replacing St. Louis and North-Carolina State. The Billiklns fell from fourth to 12th place and the Wolfpack skidded from ninth to 19th. Each has dropped two games. The biggest gain was made by Notre Dame which Jumped from 20th to ninth. Washington »nd NYU each moved up five notches. Top ten, with first place votes in parentheses: MIAMI. Fla, (/P) _ vanderbilt's Bill Wade, » cagy quarterback with 1, Kentucky 41 I. Illinois 21 3. Washington IT 4. Kansas 13 5. Indiana I 6. New York University 4 7. St. John's 8. Kansas Slat* 8. Noire Dame 10, Seton Hall Thr second (en: II. Western Kentucky 1 12. St. Louis 13. Stanford H. Villanova 15. Utah 2 16. UCLA 17. La Salle 18. Murray state 19. North Cirolina State 20. Syracuse M3 827 623 Me 527 334 285 317 174 141 •8 82 75 73 72 54 93 M 4* 44 Vols, Terps Arrive On Sugar Bowl Scene NEW ORLEANS <^ -Sugar Bowl week gets underway today with the arrival of Tennessee and Maryland at their football training camps. tomorrow afternoon. The other three will come on home. Tennessee, the national champion after placing first in the final Associated Press poll of the season, is scheduled to leave Knoxville, Tenn., by chartered plane for Baton Rouge, La., where the Volunteers will hold final workouts on the Louisiana, State University campus. '. Maryland, the third ranked team in the final AP poll, is due to arrive in Biloxi, Miss., by plane. The Terrapins will work out on the Biloxi high school field. Both teams aj-e reported in good shape for the final workouts Ior the Sugar Bowl, the top-New Year's Day attraction this season. Visitors are beginning to arrive here for the week of sports activity, which opens with the boxing tournament and first round of tennis play tomorrow and closes on Jan. 1 with the football game. Single Against T Maryland Coach Jim Tatum. here yesterday to make last minute arrangements for hole! accommodations tor his players, has described the game as an "Ideal test of the single wing against the split T." Tennessee, using a power-packed single wing atlack, ground out 368.5 yards per game this season, with All-America tail-back Hank Latiricella of New Orleans the triple-threatcr who sparked the way. Maryland is a snlit T team which sained an average of 423.3 yards per game, with power-running Ed Modzelewski the top threat. Tiie two football giants are ex- pectert to run into weather that is a far cry from that they've had at Maryland had its last four workouts before the holidays Indoors because of snow and ice. Tennessee held iu final workout on ground cold when competition starts with Alabama and TuJsn meeting in the curtain raiser at 2 p.m. Oklahoma City University, win-, ner of the 1949 tourney and given an outside chance to take this one. has a two-hour workout scheduled today. Defending champion Oklahoma', •, .-;. ,. r • •••- "••• A. and M., along With Tulane and i ta " !l " wltn Idaho at 7:45 P- m Alabama, will pass up warm-up drills here. The Southeastern Conference teams are due In tonight and the Aggies, agiln favored will (Arrive tomorrow night for their feature at 9:45 p.m. against San Fran- cisco, conqueror of Kansas State. Wyoming, a major title threap frosen aolid. '' The weatherman predict* temperatures in the «0's with • )ot of dampness diirinn the week. Ring Too Small, Two Wrestlers Take to Alley Roy Welch, Joe Welch anU Lee Fields won the American Legion'" special Mx-man Chrl»tma» wrea- tllng card Monday night all because two of the six grapplerj decided the Memorial Auditorium arena wasn't large enough for the bout. The two wrtlclpants, Bad Boy Brown and Joe Welch decided there wasn't enough room in th. 18-foot square ring 10 they took up their difference In an alley and when they returned Brown -was too muddy and cold to continue the bout In the ring. It happened like thii: In the second fall of the bout, Brown insisted on giving illegal help t« his partners, Charlie Carr and Bill Canny, while they were operating in the ring. Joe Welch tired of Ibis and promptly chased Brown out of the ring. The fleeing Brown made for a rear exit with Welch in hot pursuit. The exit lead to an alley and tticre the two maulers battled it out for five full minutes while a handful of the large crowd looked on. Brown, covered with mud. returned to th« arena to find that his two partners had been beaten so he forfeited the fall. And that forfeiture gave Ihe Welch brothers and Fields the mateh. The Welch-Fields team won the first fall In 30 minutes . There are Champlain. lilsnds In Lake SHOE REPAIR The Best Shoe Repair Will Sav« You Money! i'QL'-v SHO£ SHC li- W. MAIN ST Extra-Brewed SDBAR : FHEE Yanks and Aussies Battle to Deadlock In Singles Matches of Davis Cup Play Wade Passes South to 35-7 Victory in Shrine Contest Play Texas in SWC Meet Opener DALLAS. VPi — The first pre-sea- ball tournament opens tonight with Texas playing Southern Methodist nd Texas A. and M. clashlnj with Arkansas, This tournament, which la an experiment and probably will be abandoned unless the interest and attendance Is good, has the seven members of the conference and 'anderbilt of the Southeastern Con- erence as the participants. Tomorrow night Vanderbllt, one if the tourney favorites, plays Bayor and Texas Christian meets Rice. Texas Christian has the best rec- ird, the Horned Frogs having won seven out of eight games and averaged m.2 points per contest while giving up only 51. Vanderbilt also has lost only one jame and it a higher-scoring team with an average of 67.7 per game, but has given up 67.1 to the opposition.. The top defensive outlit Is Texas A. and Af. which, in winning only one out of six, allowed the opposition Just 46.3 points per game. But- the Aggies averaged only 53.8 on offense. Leading the scoring are George McLeocl ot Texas Christian, who las made 149 points, and Billy Hes- «r. th* seven-foot Arkansas center, who has rolled up 140. Roger Donoghue Is Favored Over D'Andrea Tonight NEW YORK (fl>j — Roger Don- oghtie, s nklnny welterweight with a hefty punch, was favored at 9 o i tonight to defeat Vinie D'An- !rea In the main eight-rounder at St. Nicholas arena. Donoghue, who halls trom nearby Yonkers, started boxing In the lopes of filling out his 6-foot rams. He weighed 130 pounds. Now he- tips the beam at 152 and has illed up a good record in the ring. He has a record of M victories, hree losses and one draw and has kayoed 18 opponents. He punches well with either hand. D'Andrea, from New 'York's east ?lde, got into the game when he went to a gym to watch a friend box. He liked what he saw. became a boxer himself, and has been moving along at a line clip Hir, record Is IB-3-2 with nine tnockout*. An unmanned lifebcat, that un der remote radio control rushe iround to survivors at sea, has beei developed. The boat Is of all-mcta ponstructlon. measures 30 feet Ii length, and Is designed to carrv i! men. * a slingshot arm. pitched the South to a stunning 35-1 victory over the North in the Shrine's fourth annual college ail-star charity football game in the Orange Bowl last night before 39,955 spectators. Wade, six - foot two - inch 205- pounder from Nashville, Tenn., threw 27 passes for IS completions and 250 yards to shatter the old ecorri of la completions for 144 vsrds set by Tex Furse of Yale in the I94B game. all first choice voles of sports vriters as the most valuable player in the field. It was the South's third victory in tha series and the nost decisive of them all. In the dying minutes of the game iown. It came on a 35-yard pass from Colorado College's Bob Blaik to John Turco of Holy Cross. E ast, West Squads Get Back to Work SAN FRANCISCO. lir>— The East and West Shrine teams concentrate on football again today, after spending . Christinas, partying, sight seeing, at the movie.* and plaving basketball. They really dig in, too. Saturday's annual all-star game In Kezar stadium Is only three days away. A grey, drizzly Christmas morn- Ing put the crimp on what practice there was. But the boys appeared to be enjoying Christmas, although they were away from home. The Wast team worked inside the Stanford gym about an hour on play timing. Some of the all-stars got up a basketball game. Good news came from the Injury- plapicd West team with a physician's, report that end Prank Slmo of Nebraska may be able to pin alter all. He Is to be provide a special plastic cast to protect thumb and wrist bone he brok Friday. But Bob Smith. Texas A. and 1 fullback, sadly prepared to retii home. Doctors disqualified him a er X-rays showed he had crack, a vertebra In the Aggies last gam M alt cked »T OAYLB TALBOT morrow's doubles. Vic Selxas sent Uncle Sam's team In front with « dtiJI, 6-3, 6-4 9-7 victory over badly stage-stricken Mervyn Rose. But Prank Sedgman squared the Issue with a brilliant ' triumph over veteran Ted Schroc- -, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. ft Frank Shields, captain or t h p U. S. team, an- amiomiecd immediately after Ihe second match that he will stick with his doubles pair, Sciiroeder and - • • .-— Tony Trabert Ted Schroeder against Sedgman and Ken McGregor tomorrow "unless somebody conies up lame." Schroccter figures to be a tired 30-year-old after the stirring battle he gave in the final two sets today. Should Shields decide to rest him Ior singles on the finnl day, his place will be taken by Dick Savitt. C.ave Crowd a Thrill Ted gave a memorable performance against Sedgman. who for the day was virtually unbeatable and fell Just short of carrying the young Aussie ace to the fifth set. Shields, feeling no regret at having chosen the veteran over Savin for the singles, shouted "wasn't It a great match?" Although defeated, Schroeder gave the big crowd the thrill It had waited for by rallying to win the tliird set and fighting Sedgman to a bitter finish In the fourth. He fought of! tour set and match points before Beds-man finally him, man reached th. net The crowd stood and gave both an ovation as Uwy shook, hands Schroeder appeared doomed to a straight set defeat when he trailed. 1-3, In (he third set alter dropping his service, weakly at love, But, it turned out he'd Just begun to buttle. Tlie Pacific Const star chose that Juncture to come on the grasn fighting nnd from there on It was as thrilling a tennis match as anyone would wish lo see. Ted ripped through five- of the next six games to bring an ovation from the throng as they left the court for inlermission. In tlnce services in this stirring stretch he yielded only three points. At the start of the fourth net Both Served Well Australian expert.'; were ready to accept anything and for a tlm« it looked like they would get It. Both players were serving at a terrific pace and following In to put the ball away will] blistertac volleys. Only five points were won against service ss the score reached 3-all Then Schrotder made his last nu- incnie bid to break Sedgman. He reached game point it 30-40 and went for it with a scorching forehand down the right Iln». It missed by inches and Sedgman recovered to hold after two deuces. If Schroeder's drive had nicked th« line tha entire result of tha match might have been altered. . As It was. Sedgman finally gained his victory by breaking In 10th game. Pour times Sc-hroeder fought off mutch point, but on fifth try 6edf- open court. Schroeder went into the thlrt wt shaking his head at Sedgman'i incredible passing shots. When ha failed to break Scdgman'j serve In the third name after having him down, 15-40, he appeared te. las* heart entirely and tossed iway his own delivery at love on t»o doubl* faults. "He'» Olren Vp- The murmur swept the crowd that "he's given up" but thow who s«id It didn't know Schroeder. Selxas, although apparently feel- Ing the weight of hl.i flint Davta Cup challenge round and playlnf well below his top form, hid ne real difficulty with Rose. Unless the Aussie youngster p)ek» lip greatly, Schrotder will hav* nothing to fear from him in their duel Friday, The large segment of the Australian public which criticized hl» a«- lectlon to play the slngle« Instead of McGregor, WM in full cry fe- nlght. Rosa, a lefthander, put up a IM! scrap only In the third Kt, whteh was much too lata. Seixas won his servio. rm Mi ftr* 11 tries and lost It but twiw In the closing itagea of Ihi mat«h When Rose finally pr»MMi Mm. lie brought out hlj be»t tmnl« 3 the day and wouldn't r» denlML At times during- tha auteh MOM became petulant and tomd «h» ball about tru court met tenmrty gav» hl» countrymen a Arab •*- hibitlon. Selxas. tHhoiwH MM wtanv today, will tx the undeMec ta hfc tilt with gedrman Friday. 1951 was 'Pitcher's Yea71n~AL7 Rogovin Had Best Run Average B.r CHARLES CH4MRVUI «TV ——— —— ^ B.r CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (/Pi— Tlie 1951 American League baseball season was a big one for pitchers, with ilx hurlers crowding into the charmed 20- game winning circle — the most slnc« another half down m»de it in 1923. Sharing pitching honon with the big winners was Saul Rogovin, 205- pound righthander who »•«» traded to the Chicago White Sox by th« Detroit Tigers early In the campaign. The M-year-old Rogovin, regarded as a "sore-arm" flinger before Sox manager Paul Hlchnrds overhauled his delivery, proved the roost effective twlrler In the major leagues. Official American League statistics released today showed Brooklyn-born Rogovin with nn earned run average of 2.78. Chester Nichols, rookie Muthnaw of the Boston Braves, posted an BRA of 2.88 to iop the- National League. Tlie earned run leader is determined under a new rule requiring appearance In 154 or more Innings. Rogovin. who first attracted Manager Richards attention at Buffalo, appeared in 27 games, completed 17, pitched 2IT innings and had a I2-R record. He allowed only 1!) runs, 67 of which were earned. Eddie Lopat ot ths Neiv York . Yankees was the only other A. L. •d (wirier lo come in under the thrte- ru.. mark per nine-inning same—a standard not reached by any pitcher In 1950. He had 2.B1. The Cleveland Indians contrl- ^ s n butcd three 20-game winners. They . were Bob Feller 22-8, Early Wynn 20-13 and Mike Oarcia 20-1S New e, York had Lopat 51 -S «nd Via Ras- btnfert chl 51-10. The nlxth was the . Louis Browns' Ned Oarver 30-13. I^pat is the only left-hander In the group. Steered by in trio of era belnir nicked for that nnmht*. Feller and Waahlnftnfc ™-"Slarr find th« moat 'fophir St- run*. New York's Alltt Included tw» no-hlttm, Cleveland and Boston, !• »~ i T .i record, Jed in earned run averagi for the fourth straight year with 3.3» whll» Chicago wa« second with 3.80 and the Yankee* third with 3.5«. The stic 20-gam« hurler» »f M years »go were Ed Rommel, Philadelphia, with 37; Jo* Bush, New York. 26; Urban Shocker, 8t Lout* 24; George CJhle. Cleveland, M;' Red Faber. Chicago, 31, and Bob Shawkey. New York. JO. Wynn, reaching tht }0-wln figure for the first tlm* »lnei entering th§ majorg with Washington In Stanford Will Set Two Records in Rose Bowl PALO ALTO, calif. i,n — stan ford's Indians are going to set at least two records when they enter the Hcse Bowl New Year's day, no matter whether they win or lose, or even tie. Coach chuck Taylor's pacific Coast Conference champs will establish one mark simply by show'" ing up against Illinois, it will be the Indians' ninth time in the Pasadena classic, all against Eastern foes. Southern Cal has been there nine times too. But one ot the Troians' Jousts was against Wash ington, another PCO team. That year, 1044, the Coast didn't call In an Eastern team because ol wartime travel limitations. Odds makers expect Stanford la make it seven straight losses by a PCC team. That would be another record. Th« string was started 5n 1946 when Southern CaJ lost to Alabama. UCLA lost In '47, Southern Ca! again in '48 and the California Bears tht past three years In a row. Victory would rlvn Stanford and th« PCC a heartening—and long overdu* — record. No Oo««t t*tm has clunked a Bi» Ten member sinca the league,! signed their first exclusive Rose Bowl pact, five gampj back. Even a tie would b* a record— there's never been on« In th» ROB* Bowl. Stanford already haa two Pasadena records. Th« Indiana, plajed In the first TUxw Bow! game In 1802. They don't Ilk. to b* reminded of the other, set In that scrap—a record 45-0 plastering by Michigan. Th» Wolverinejs tied that on« by pMttng USO 49-0 In A straight bourbon whiskey at a straightwhiskev proof ^^^Si^^ i '^^ l 9K/^UiiUt^W' e ^~^f'-73f?F^*^iJva>' ' - 3 jr gv » *_....r > mo«* runi, ni. York and at. loot*, Mft^tt far th* dnbtou. buM-on-ballt I*«4 to walking 1JO. twi nndw hto ic«* total He also Mi tfci It. Ktod*r •< moundimen wu BIU the Boston Red Co*. In the most. jnm«w, M ; short of th» record M Mt tr *t Walsh of tha Whit* Sox in ItW. The most defeat* abiwbtd ir on« pitther waa 14, with nil camp*ign Detroit. Wynn, Lemon and IMKhl jharatf honors for t.h» moat : each at 34. Cleveland pl*ch«ra 1M l, _„„. plete game* pitched, with •?«. white , . New York', fanned th. mart wn>< Come to the RAZOR8ACK For Delicious Barbecue RIBS Served Every Day REACH-EASY CLEANING" with this NEW G-E N(WI . w ,vii-rofi M " 2 s» rr TODAY i Hubbard & Hoke APPLIANCE CO. VACUUM

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