The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1951 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 31, 1951
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MOIfVAT, B>CEMBER 91, 450,000 Expected to Watch Tomorrow's Bowl Brawls By JOHN CHANDLER jam the New Year's For th« four major Jan. 1 bowls fr it will be football as usua!, and try to get a t!ck«t If you haven't got one, as th« customers stream in to «ee: Illinois and Stanford in the Rose I Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.; Tennessee, voted the nation's No 1 college team of 1951, versus Mary- laud In the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans; Georgia Tech versus Baylor, a couple of tough Southeastern and outfits, Southwest Conference Miami's Orange Bowl And, Kentucky against Texas Christian, the Cotton Bow) dish at Dallas, Tex. Plenty of gridiron power is represented, for of the eight teams, six landed in the top 10 of the final Associated Press poll of the season. After Tennessee, came Maryland No. 3; Illinois, No. \, Georgia Tech No. 5, Stanford. No, 7, and Baylor No. 9. T.C.U. was No. 11, and Kentucky, No. 15. 100,000 at Rose Bowl The day's biggest crowd, around 100.000, Is ixpecteri for the Rose Bowl, where the Big 10 champion meets the Pacific Coast Conference winner for the sixth straight year Illinois remains a six and one-half point favorite to continue the Big 10 domination over the Coast teams which have lost five in a row since Uie two loops made a bowl Ohio State tied Illinois, pact and only , ony • California beat Stanford in the 1S51 ~ ieason. Rain has soaked the Los Angeles »rea. and officials are hoping for ctear skiei by tomorrow. "It mak&s no difference, wet or dry," Mid Chuck Taylor, Stanford coach. Coach Boy Elliot of Illinois would prefer a dry. /ast field, In 1947, the last time Illinois played nt Puadena, they won 45-14 over U.C.L.A. The Hos* Bowl game will b« tele- Yi«d nationally. New Orleans reports rain is pos«*le for the clash between Coach Bob Neyland's Tennessee Vols. and Mao-yland's Terps coached by Jim Tatum. But even moisture from •boye won't keep 85,000 out of the *ug«r Bowl, the only bowl boasting and untied elevens. favored by seven two unbeaten Tennessee is points. In Its last Sugar Bowl appearance, Tennessee whipped Tulsa, 14-7, In 1943. Last Jan. 1. Tennessee beat Texas, 20-14, in Ihe Cotton Bowl. Mild for Orange Game. The weatherman in Miami forecast partly cloudy and mild for the ^>attl« between Baylor and Georgia ^Tech, to be seen by 65,000. The pricemakers here set the odds at 6 to 5 and take your pick—Baylor which lost only to Texas Christian and tied Texas A. 4; M., or Georgia Tech, unbeaten but tied by Duke. In 18*8 Georgia Tech defeated Kansas, 20-14, In the Orange Bowl. Good weather and the same odds, 6-5 and take your pick, rule for the Cotton Bowl affair between Kentucky and Texas Christian— both beaten four times during the «eason. Kansas, Texas Tech, Southern California and Texas defeated T.C.U., while Kentucky bowed to Texas. Mississippi, Georgia Tech snd Tennessee. However, the game's a 75,349 sellout. Kentucky, 13-7 winner over Oklahoma in the 1051 Sugar Bowl, reports eight players down with virus Infection. Texas Christian recalls the last time It played in the Cotton Bowl—In 1945. Several T.C.U. players had been if], and Oklahoma A. & M. won 34-0, the most one- sided defeat In Cotton Bowl history. j^ Clemson and Miami. Pin. renew ».their New Year's rivalry In the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, pla.. before 38,500. Last year Clemson eked out a 15-14 win over Miami Jn the Orange Bowl. Stale Plays Stelson Miami will be without the services Of Frank Smith. Its nee halfback, laid up with injuries. College Of the Pacific and Texas Tech, each with a record of six- victories and four defeats, play before I4.0M In the Sun Bowl at El Paso. Tex. Houston, with a 5-5 mark in 10 games, meets Dayton, tied twice In nine lilts, In the salad Bowl at Phoenix, Ariz., where 21,000 are expected. In other bowls: Arkansas State meets Stetson In the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando. Fla.; San Angelo, Tex. Junior College plays Hinds Miss. In (he GaJ- veston, Tex., Oleander Bowl; Texa.% College and Betmine - Cookman Junior College play in the Steel Bowl at Birmingham. Ala.; and Prairie View College and Arkansas A. M. & N. meet In the Prairie View Tex. Bowl. Head Courier News Classified Ads ASC Favored Over Stetson In Tangerine Bowl Game ORLANDO, Da., (AP)— Arkansas State's high scoring football team which also was second best on defense among smalt colleges this fall' is rated an edge over the Stetson Hatters in the Tangerine Bowl came Tuesday night. Try Something New on Cots, Mickey Says NEW ORLEANS Wi— Try something new— that's the way to beat Kentucky's basketball Wildcats. Eddie HIckey. whose St. Louis Billikens have dropped Kentucky from Ihree Sugar Bowl tournaments. offered that formula today. The Blllikens kept their siring intact last Saturday night by edging Kentucky, ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll last week, 61-60. In the final five seconds, tue forward. Tom LIUIs. substi- provided the winning basket. St. Louis was ranked 12th in the AP poll. Kentucky lost its previous two Sugar Bowl games to St. Louis by a total of three points. Last year the Biliikens won 43-42 in an overtime and three years ago St. Louis won 42-40. Last year Hickey used a slow- break style that placed emphasis on controlling the ball and shooting only when Kentucky's defense was relaxed. It perplexed the Kentuck- lans who thrive on a race-horse offense built around speed and accuracy, St. Louis started the game Saturday night by using the same tactics. Then the Billikens switched to n "fasUmoving controlled" game that caught Kentucky's defense sagging. St. Louis switched dfifens- es too. « Both teams will get In final light practice sessions tonight. Coach Frosty England's Arkansas State Indians got in two (trills Saturday and anolher Sunday after arriving Friday night. They already have one post-season victory in the Refrigerator Bowl alter going through the season with only one defeat. Stetson lost only to Florida State during the season but was tied by Tampa and Wofford. Bill Johnson, quarterback in Coach Joe McMullen's wlnged-T formation, is the key to Stetson's offense. The hatters made 1,425 yards passing In 10 games mostly by Johnson. Bobby Markes, the top runner, has recovered from an injury that handicapped him in late season games. Herb Werner, a star back on offense and defense, was lost to Stelson when Coach McMullen dropped him from the squad for failure to report on time. Oleander Bowl Foes Get Ready GALV-ESTON (AP)—San Angelo Junior College and Hinds Junior College clash tomorrow morning in the fourth Oleander Bowl game. The game is the nation's only New Year's Day football game played In the morning, KIckoff Is set for 10 a.m. Arkansas State the speed of depends largely its little backs, especially Richie Woit, a Chlcagoan who was named otstandlng player in the Refrigerator Bowl. Other top Indian backs are Rudy Wagner, Buzzy Gebert and Bill Sommers. Bob Griffin To Play in Senior Bowl LITTLE HOCK. {fl>,_Bob Griffin, All-Southivsst Conference lineman from Arkansas, will dofr his new Marine uniform Song enough to play In the Senior Bowl football game at Mobile Jan. 6. The rugged Frederick. Okla.. utility lineman Informed friends yesterday that his commanding officer had given him time otf And his Marine for the buddies even contributed $45 to .help finance the cross-country trip from San Diego. Calif., ' boot training, where he Is taking to the game site. No Word from Russia On Olympic Entrants OSLO, Norway (AP)—The midnight deadline for notice of participation In the winter Olympic games here approached today with no word from Russia. Rolf \v. Peteisen, secretary-general for arrangements, told reporters last night he had given up hope of any Russian participation. He said no entries would be accepted after the deadline under any circumstances. Five Soviet newsmen have applied for accreditation to report Ihe winter games for the Russian press. The last nation to file its entry as Lebanon. That made a total of 28 nations participating, the same number as »t the winter In Garmisch-Partenklrchen in 1943. The newspaper Soviet Sport in Moscow last week said the Russian Olympic Committee had decided to enter a "preliminary agreement" with the International organization to put Soviet athletes in the summer Olympic games at Helsinki, Finland. It made no mention of the winter games. Soviet Russia never has been .eprescnted In the Olympic games but Czartst Russia had been prior to World War 1. The winter games are due to begin Feb. 14. Special Mat Card Booked by Legion It'll be another "special" card on the American Legion's wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium tonight. For the second straight week, six men Instead of the Conventional four will decorate tht Auditorium's ring In > tag bout. Teamed on the New Year'i eve special card are Roy Welch, his brother Jack Welch and Lee Fields against Charlie Carr, Red Roberts and Chlco Cortez, Three preliminary hmit« are also on. the card with Cortei meeting Roy Welch. Carr meeting Fields and Jack Welch fighting Roberta FOR RENT Typewriters & Adding Machines N«w & Late Model Machines—Low Rates We buy used office machines * furnllnre. Johnson Office Equipment Co. SALES—SERVICE 112 S. Broadway—Phone 1420 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dee. 31 8 p.m. 6-MAN TAG MATCH Jack & Roy Welch and Fields n, Roberts, Cortez & Carr For Reserved Seats. Call 3389 Adults 50c—Children ISc Also 3 1-Falf Matches 30 Minute Time Limit J. Welch vs. Roberts Cortez vs. Roy Welch Fields vs. Carr PAGE JTVH IT'S COLD INSIDE—Icicles glistening in his mustache, Neville' Price, Ohlahomns sprinlinji broiid-juniper. reaches for the baton Hes from Soulh Africa. Coach Juhn Jacobs puts on everything he 1 can find to keep from freezing ol Pneumonia Downs. Ihe Sooners' open-air indoor layoul under thf easl stadium at Norman, (NEA) Blizzards Trap Hundreds Of Sport Fans in Resorts RENO (AP)—Hundreds of winter sports fans were snowbound today In the high Hockies and at Sierra Nevada resorts by blizzards that killed at least one man. Three men were reported missing, presumably trapped in snow slides. Another was rescued alive after two hours under a snow avalanche. Transcontinental highways were closed in the mountain passes of Colorado and along the California- Nevada state line. Among the hundreds stranded in Sierra Nevada winter resorts were ex-New York Yankee Star DIMag- gio, his divorced wife and their son. They were caught nt Sky Tavern on Ml. Rose, 20 miles southwest of Reno, along with 80 other skiers, A dozen other Sierra Nevada winter resorts were isolated. None was in danger. Resorts reporter) guests enjoying their predicament— with ample food, fuel, and drink. In Colorado 500 persons, mostly skilMs, were twice trapped by the winter storm. Snow plows reached them Sunday atop 11.314-foot high- Berthoud Pass. But as the shivering caravan of 200 nutos moved out, new slides roared across the roads and sealed the pass again. One Man Killed A Colorado state highway patrol officer said a huge slide burled a truck carrying three men Sunday night. One was said to have escaped. The other two were reported missing. None was identified, An avalanche in the Sierra Nevada near Echo Summit, 65 miles southwest of Reno, burled two California highway department workers. their truck and two snow plows. James Swafforri. 37, Camino. Cnlif.. was killed. Frank Krck. 28, was dug out Rllve. He suffered frostbite and severe bruises. Fear was expressed for the safety of Joe Carson. 35, a maintenance man at the lush Squaw Valley ski resort 40 miles southwest of Reno. He left his cabin shortly before two avalanches thundered down the mountainside. Two search parties failed to find trace of him. They were ordered back for their own safety. Highways Closet! along the California-Nevada line. Highway 6 was reopened through the Rockies but the Colorado highway department said snow might close it again. Buses, trains and planes were all reported Jp>-a In Denver because of the snows. Air pilots reported buck- Ing 100 mile an hour winds. And Southern California had floods. Big Bear, mile-high winter resort, was cut off last night when slides blocked roads nnd snapped telephone and power lines. The sheriffs radio, however, reported the 1,500 residents and guests were In no immediate danger. Up to eight Inches of rain deluged portions of Southern California. Bnowslidcs closed transcontinental U. 8. Highway 60 In the Sierra Nevada and In Colorado, u. S. — Highway 40 was clogged with snow Read Courier Ne i Classified Ada AIC to Resume Cage Action Tech to Ploy Arkansas A&M in Feature,Game By The AssodaM Press The Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball race will be resumed Saturday night after a long holiday layoff. There hasn't been a conference game since Nov. 29. Pace-setting Arkansas Tech, with four league wins and no defeats, will take on Arkansas A. & M,, which has won its only conference title to date, at Montlcello In this week's feature attraction. The other Saturday night scr»p» will be College of the Oznrks and Arkansas College and Little Rock Junior College at Southern Stale. Tech's Billy Bert Baker Is the AICs leading scorer with 48 points in four games, followed by Little Rock's Manuel Whltley with 46 In three. But the best average — 32 points — belongs to Calvin Thomas of Southern State. He has played only one conference game. EXTRA-BREWED TO BE S11BAR-FRFF * EXTRA-BREWED TO BE SUGAR-FREE •«••»«» •mix Miw;i.»"o.:iiiii«'v'lnL."i.ioS; BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOUSE On Highway 61 North Open for tnipectlon fteoember tt U.- b««. 3«, 1 t* 1 P.M. » BEDROOM* — t BATHS - $30,oM 1,1. J 7 "" ,,??,'* l '£ m " U «™ m T throughout. Bta.llfol U .hipe* kitchen, lifetime Geneva cabinet, with all the .cceMorle*. tncUi£ ins Kltchen-Aidr. Dishwasher. D!nln B room, spacious llvlnjr room ,li I .i" *•" 1" flr<; I>'a«. The J bedrooms have Urge walk-In eerfar lined closets. Both tile bnlhs have colored fixture. Storage-plus In large floored »|U C . Ur , e , em( . e ,„ b , cK ^^ wrr^rTol '"" ' hU 'P" 10 " !4 °* 125 »• landscaped .Md n i» n ', 1 fal ,' to ,. lnTest| K ate *>>« «turdlneM and choice malerUI. iscd In construction of this horn*. JOHNNY MARK, REALTOR OfTlce Phone 4in Res . Phon( . 25W Conference Races Take Over College Basketball Spotlight ED CORRIGAN If nothing; else, the Chrl.tmas* week tournaments served a« something of a yardstick on the relative power of the teams. St. Louis University, for on«, has been sent to the top of the class In the -Missouri Valley Conference on Ihe strength of Its 61-60 victory over Kentucky in the Sujar Howl tournament Rt New Orleans. The Bllllklns haven't won the title since 1941, always falling behind Oklahoma A, <fe M. and Brad- Icy. The latter has dropped out of tho league, and Oklahoma A & M reputedly does not have the players this year. Still, both St Louis and Oklahoma A. i M. have identical 7-2 records, So It won't be any cinch for Ed Hlckey's lads. As for Kentucky, the No. 1 team In the land In test week's Asocial- Championship Battle Starts In Southwest This Week DALLAS W)-Th» battle for the championship starts this week in Southwest Conference basketball with six of the seven teams Involved. Texas Christian'! Horned Progs. winners of th» first annual tournament held last week-end, take on Southern Methodist in the inau»ur- al at Port Worth Wednesday night. The Frogs slammed through the a- ed Press poll of sports writers and sportscasters, the shooters from the blue grass may simply have run up agnmst a team they can't beat In the Billlklns. They've lost three straight to them. It's far too early to brush Adolph iipp's Inds off. Despite Ihe St Louis defeat the chances are still' that they'll be at or near Ihe top of the heap when the final returns are In three months hence In the Big Ten, Illinois was put In the favorite's position at the start of the season, but Indiana and Iowa both still are undefeated In seven games. The mini have won six. the same »s Michigan state Indiana gained In the Hoosler classic Saturday by overpowering the host team, Butler. 87-71. In the Big Seven the big question IB: who can beat Kansas? So far, the answer Is: no one. The Jay- hawks warmed up for the league grind by winning the BiB Seven tournament by polishing off Missouri In the final. 75-65, Kansas thus far Is unbeaten In 10 games. A carbon-copr of the Big Seven situation can be found in the Southern Conference where it's the field against North Carolina State As expected, North Carolina State won the Dixie classic, nipping Cornell 51-49, In the final. At one time Duke had hopes of beating out Stale, but the Blue Devils won only one of their three games In Ihe classic. That apparently leaves It up to North Carolina and Wake Forest. If anyone is to whip North Carolina Stale. Texas Christian I 3 the outfit to teat In the Southwest Conference They have been running all over the opposition and topped off their torrid streak by winning Ihe conference tournament Saturday night swamping Texas A. & M. 65-35 This I surprised no one, as the Horned Frogs have teen favorites since i before the season started. They've I lost but one game In 11. I In some at the other major tour- ' neys that ended Saturday night Holy Cross won the- Boston Invitation by defeating Boston College 78-50; Oklahoma City u. slopped Tulsa, 52-41, to take the all-college tournament; Georgia Tech overcame Davidson, 18-60, for the Carolina invitation championship, and Wayne of Detroit stopped Ottawa of Kansas. «9-53. In the final of the Midwest tournament. tournament In Dallas, having trouble" only ivith Vandcrbilt of the Southeastern Conference— the visiting team. The classy purple whipped Rice 69-57 in the first round edged Vandy 51-49 in the semifinals and strapped Texas A. and M. 65-35 in the championship game. TCU appears to have too much all the way around «nd is expected to roll up one of the finest records of any year. The Frogs had won 10 of 11 games, the only defeat being to Manhattan in New York. Texas and Texas AfcM. appear to be the tenms most likely to coma through If Texas Christian should falter. The Aggies nosed Texas by a point in the tournament semifinals but it must have taken too much out of them. They were like putty in Texas Christian's hands In the finals. AiM plays erratic Arkansas at Payetteville. Rice opens with Southern Methodist at Dallas and Texas Christian meets Texas at Fort Worth Saturday night. Baylor plays a non-conferenca game, tackling Southwest Texaj State, power of Ihe Lone star Conference, at Waco Friday night. George McLcxxl of Texas Christian leads the conference In scoring. He has 138 points. 2 More Schools Give Up Football LOS ANOELES (AP)—For financial reasons, two of the West's major Independents — University of San Francisco and Loyola of Lo.l Angeles—have abandoned football Indefinitely. The announcements brought to 3d the number of schools which have canceled their football programs since the 1050 season. Ginners And Planters have your Cotton Planting Seed Machine Delinted Ceresan M Liquid Treated* • Air Cleaned • Screened & Air Graded BAGS MACHINE SEWED Act Now! PROMPT SERVrCE — UP-TO-DATB FACIU- TIES. Add to your profits by early g*rmin»((on| elimination of faulty »eeds; no damping aft «r wilt; no planter choke-ups; earlier maturity; (•creases final yield of lint cotton per acr*, * New "Slurry Method" Blytheville Delinting Corp. Highway 61 So. Blytheville, Ark. Phone* 2860-2976 Today, the last day of 1951, I* (he lime we've chosen to thank all of 3'ou for your good will during the year. We appreciate your friendship. And we hope that (he coming year will bring you the happiness w* all work for. JOE and ORVAL GUDE GUDE BROS. SLAUGHTERHOUSE Blythevllfe, Arkantas

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