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(ARK,)' COTJKTTO KEW» Top Teams Have Good Defensive Units, Figures Show -NEW-YORK. (AP) — Football fans who have been grieving about the over-emphasis •a otfwis* in football can take heart today by comparing the list of four unbeaten teams and the test teams on defense. • Here's what they'll find'; +— • - '. :—.— '. _' ; Michigan State, top ranted team ta th« country, has the \best de- fence against rushing defense wllh aa average of R1.3 yards per game. Ocorfla Tech, No. 1, hss the be«i ; total defence against both rushing and passing with » figure of 166.X yard* per game. > CJCI.A and Southern California, ranked third and fourth respectively, are' tops, with Oklahoma, in pass Interceptions and also have yielded the fewest points per game. Th» big four also do well scoring pblntjs, of course, but it's more than coincidence that the only four major unbeaten teams happen to be among the besf in restraining the other club from moving that ball.- The fans crowding Los Angeles Coliseum and watching over their television aet« will see two crack pass defense* in Saturday's UCLA- Southern California due). UCLA has picked off 35 opposition passes, tops in the country/and USC's stalwart /defensive' platoon has grabbed K for a tie with Oklahoma for second. Southern California, Incidentally, has scored seven of its 33 touchdowns on pass interceptions. Virginia leads the pass defenders to yardage, however, with > yield • of only 50.6 yards per game. r.S.C. Tou»h When It conies to scoring, South- em Cal has'given up 3.3 points per game, and ,UCLA 5.1. Georgia Tech, the only team which has yet 'to yield a touchdown on a. pass, has a 4.8 average. Although Des .Koch of Southern .California,has the .best Individual punting average in the country, •the best team average per game belongs to Colorado with 42.8. That's exactly a yard better than 'Southern Cal's 41.8. Houston is sixth in the country In total defense against both rush- Ing and passing with an average of 204 9 yards per game. In rushing defense, Houston ranks fifth with an average Tper game. of 101.8 yards It is estimated that the average .temperature of the surface al Mara. is about 22 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. Sauer Most Valuable In National in 1952 By RALPH RODEN NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Sauer, (ho rags to riches outfielder of the Chicago dibs, today was named ihe Most Valuable Playe'r'in the National League /or the 1952 by the BasebalMVn'ters Association of America. Tlie selection :of the 33-year-old Chicago slugger came-'as a surprise to many as Saner slumped badly during the last month of the season following a brilliant start. - Sauer" won his circuit's highest honor by a narrow margin over Hobln Roberts, t!ie grnceful right- hander of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Joe Black, the rookie re- Dell Takes Two From Gosnell DELL — With' Perkins sacking 17 points, Dell High School edged out Qosnell, K-31 here Tuesday night. Cook and Caldwell led Gosnell with 12 and 11 points. • Johnson and BUIr'Ion'the Dell girls to a 57-31 victory over Gosnell In the opener. ' They each had W points while Whistle got 13. Potter mid Bevlll shared scoring honors for. Gosnell. -They pushed in 13 points :each. Dragons Travel To Forrest City Harrison High school's Dragons will be out after their (.hird conference win tomorrow when they travel to Forrest City. The Dragons will meet the Lincoln High Tigers in a contest which Is to begin at 1pm. The United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1869 for 47,200,000 lief expert of the pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers. The Chicago star, whose climb to major league stardom was a tortuous palh, collected 226 points out of a possible 330.'Roberts, wlio won more games, than any other pitcher, 28, finished second with 211 points.-/ Black, who made Brooklyn's entry Into Iho World Series possible, was third v-'llh 208. September Slump Sauer, a (i-foot-t, SCO-pound bruiser, ran Into a terrible slump In September. He hit only three homers, drove in seven runs and collected 16 hits In 75 limes at bat. Despite this poor showing the Cub cleanup hitter wound up lied for league home run honors with Pittsburgh's perennial champion Ralph Kiner, at 37 each. He also led the loop In runs bntted In with 121, the highest of his major league career, and bntted .210. Three writers from each major league city participated in Ihe balloting. Points were awarded on 14 for a first-place vote, nine for second, eight for third and so on clown the line'. Wllhelm, Mu»lil Only other players lo poll 100 or more votes were Hoyt Wilhclm, the rookie relief specialist of the Now York Giants, and Sinn Mustal, the six-time baiting champion of the St.Loiils Cardinals. Wilhelm placed fourth with 133 points and the S85,000-a-year Muslal Illth, with 127. / Rounding out Ihe lop 10 were, Enos Slaughter, St.Louis, 92 points, Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn, 31 points; Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 29 points each, and Roy Campanclla, Brookl>n, nnd Red Schoenrilenst, St.Louis, 25 points each. Sooner Bowl Bubble Bursts " ' V .1 By GENE KINNKY ??™™^i.£^°*^™\° fbr[ * f flotation with post-season i oo tba 11 ap- today with bowl fever cooled by Die team, university president to bfc a dead and regents'chairman. ' The formal rnd to the strange _ episode was expected to coma to-day the same way It started—at a meeting of the,board of regents. The official attitude was thai'a New Year's Day game, like (he Orange Bowl which had an Invitation ready, would be' nice— But not at the price of disctp- ;linary action by the Big Seven _ conference for violating Us ban on post-season athletics, or severing ties with the loop altogether. The 24-hour bowl binge, touched off by » student demonstration Tuesday night, reached Us climax yesterday when the decision was 4umped Into the player's laps. The Sooners,-No. S In the AP poll, voted to accept a bowl bid but only If the Big Seven relaxed Its restrictions, which H refused to do a week ago. Players balked *t taking action which would Jeopardize, or even end relations with the conference, and thus have far-reaching effect on every school sport. And so Eddie Crowder, the slick . split-T quarterback talking for the tenm, executed a neat verbal hand- oft to the regents, who tossed the ball In the- first place by voting secretly to permit a bowl trip if Dr. George L. Cross ami the team approved. With Ihe player decision, however, Dr. Cross—who set the -Big Seven on Its ear Tuesday .night in putting a howl bid up to the team—snld he saw no need for further action. Coach Bud Wilkinson hailed the vote as unselfish and loyal, nnd added, '.'!, too, wish we could have played In a bowl." But with campus blood pressvro still above normal, he worried about getting his players • in the mood for •Saturday's homecoming game with Nebraska. Riding on'the Appropriate Gift DANVILLE, ind. W)—When Betty Jean Wcesncr, home from a recent European trip, brought back a souvenir replica of the Eiffel Tower In Paris, It was the logical gift for just one friend — Eiffel Tower Sutherland. The girl was named for the tower by her father after he hnrt 'seen It in IBM. f FOR PUNCH—Rocky Marciano accentuated points with assorted «jim»«*s and gesticulations lecturing to the Adull Educalion School •I Providence, R.L, College. The heavyweight champion wore -the —'- "—-r — »chool iwnter. (NEA) victory isYfifth straight Big Seven title! "We've somehow got to make (he players forget about bowls and start thinking seriously nbout^Ve braska, and.Oklahoma A. & M. " he asserted. "If we don't, we might lose both games." / Player Limit Rule Attacked AMES, la. Big Seven's regulation limiting football travel- Ing squads to 36 players wns under fire again .today. Coach Abe Stuber of Iowa State says he'll plug for an Increase in the number of players at the conference's football conches meeting at Lincoln Dec. 6. Last year Ihe coaches proposer! an increase but faculty representatives voted It down, Stitber declarer! yesterday: "In this present day of two platoons you start 22 men— 11 on offense and II on defense. At first this seems nmple enough but after a second look you find you have only H reserves. "This Is to the home team's advantage. The home team In the Big Seven usually suits up 50 to 55 players nnd can play them all." The Iowa State coach said any number above 38 on a traveling squad would help a lot 1'L/l.V CffAKITl' MAT SHOW — John Gaud 111 (left), of the Bly- thevillc Uous Club and Wrestling Promoter Mike Meronej are shonn mapping plans for Monday: night's benefit wrestling program. (Courier News Photo) City's V^resiling Fans to Aid Blind in Quest for New Eyes Bljtheville wicstlmg fans \vill provide eves for the blind when they pmchase tickets to next Monday night \Mcslling piogtam at Araencan Legion arena cooperating with the National Wrestling Alliance, Promoter Miko Meroney, the, Blytheville Lions Club and Dun* Cason Post of American Legion are teaming in spon sorship of the event which will airt the Lender Dogs School at Rochester, Mich. Lions will sell tickets and work at the door and the Legion will give up 25 per cent of its normal BIG ONE—Bornice R. Ballance displays a SG'.i-pound channel bass cauglu at C.ipe Hatlcras during a run of the big copper beauties, h is one of the largest landed from the surf along the Atlantic const this year.' The Buxton, N. C., fisherman used mullet for bait (N'EA) rental on ,the arena. Actually, the 35 percent for the school will be deducted from the night's take after federal and state taxes. Throughout the,United States, all of next week's matches which are affiliated with .the National" Wrestling Alliance, are contributing 25 percent of their gates to the pro—am The leader dogs, which-cost nearly $1300 to train, furnish ejes for the blind. Backing of the wrestling world was obtained when LeRos McGuirk former Junior heavjwelght champion lost his one good eye in a car wreck. McGutrk, iiov, a successful wrestling promoter working out of Tims, Okla, told Merono that he was ihout to 'glie up' nhen someone suggested he get a leader'dog Since then, he said he not only lias acquired confidence, but also 'the best friend I ever had' latter was in reference to McGuirk's leader dog , The Sam, for Monday night's bouts may be obtained at the-door or »t Pat 6'Bryant's Jewelry. Store. TrTOKSBAY, NOT. USC, UCLA to be in Near Perfect Shape for Their Classic Saturday LOS ANGELES (AP) — The football teams at Southern California and UCLA eased down a bit in workouts today and, barring the unforeseen, will go into their Pacific Coast The r res"bmt^ Saturday in near-perfect condition. Bruins, Terps, Badgers, Vols Liked by Writer possibility that Southern*- Callfornla's (treat tackle, Bob Van ' Doren, may not be able to play caM a pall of gloom in the Trojan camp. Dr. Willis L. Jacobus, team physician, said Van Doren has not progressed satisfactorily from a mild concussion suffered In last week's game against Washington. "It Is quite doubtful whether he will be ready by Saturday," said Dr. Jacobus. X-rays and brain wave tests showed no serious in- Jury, but the big defensive tackle has been complaining of headaches all week. . The battle, with the winner head- Ing on to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl engagement with the Big Ten representative, still shapes up as an even struggle between a pair of teama unbowed and untied in eight games apiece. If either has an. advantage, It Is Southern. California'! greater reserve strength. The UCLA coach,,Red Sanders, while conceding nothing to the Trojans, either on offensive or defense, did admit this: "Well, they do have more fooU ball players than we do." An Injury In the game to one of Sanders' itarlers, sa> halfback Paul Cameron or blocking back Lewia Williams, or. linebacker Donh Moomaw, would work an extreme hardship. Trojan coach Jess Hill conceivably would not be harmed too much by fnjurles.vrhere isn't much to choose between his first and second platoons on either offense or defense. One of Hill's problems, it would appear, has been deciding which of his various combinations in the backfield might be the most effective. He has about five tailbacks, headed by Jimmy Sears. The game, to be witnessed by millions of television fans and a se|lout crowd of 101,043 on the scene, will feature a duel between 167-pound Sears, No. 32 for the teeviewers, and rangy, 180- pound Camt^ron, No. 34. Cameron has completed 30 out of SO throws for 429 yards and eight touchdowns, with three interceptions. He has gained 150 yards iri the 60 times he's run with the' ball. Sears has completed 30 out of 80 throws for 528 yards and seven .touchdowns, and four have been intercepted. He has a rushing gain of 298 yards In 103 tries. and there were almost as many in the Notre Dame-Michigan state garr But there were only 12 fumbles in last week's selections. Thirty-nine picks were correct for* an average of .765. So here come this week's selections.. UCLA over Southern California: Paul Cameron is healthy and just now coming Into his own at a time vhen the^two coast powers meet or the conference • title and' the Rose Bowl bid. -Even the TV mo- uls knew this because back in August they picked this one as your home entertainment for Sat- irday afternoon. Sidewalk Song Requires Permit MANILA (/« — Music Is being toned; down In Quezon City, a Manila suburb. Sidewalk musicians are mibject to a »25 fine If thej serenade without a permit Citiieru complained the wing minstrels »ould stay out in front and play and play, refusing to move;on unless they were paid. Confident Willie Pep is Ready For Anyone after Comeback W ST. LOUIS, lif) — A confident, crafty Willie Pep. his latest "comeback" opponent listed as a victim says he'll fight anyone, anytime to gain another crack at winning back his featherweight crown from Sanrly Saddler. The bobbing veteran put on his usual show Inst night to win a unanimous, 10-round decision from Pabella Chavez, a youngster from Hollywood, Calif. Both weighed 129 just a matter of Pep pounds. It teas craftiness —• with some nice help frcm a jobbing left and a heart- snapping right — that ga\e the Hartford, Conn., ex-champ the clear-cut victory. Judges Howard Hess and Fred Connell. and referee Ray Palmer saw the fight the simc way. Each gave it to the 30-year-old Pep. 58-42. But. while Pep considered the fight a success against "a tough kid." the promoters were less enthused with the outcome at the - A crowd of 2,491, Just a drop in the 15.000-seat arena bucket paid a hare $5,593.50 to see the pedia Brltannica nationally and locally televised bout in person. That's quite a step down from the.$5«,ooo gate paid when a more youthful Pep cut down Charley Rlley here some time back. Pep was unmarked, while Cha vez suffered a slight cut at the edge of .his left eye. After counting Chaven as his ninth victim tn 10 comeback fights, Pep figures he's as good as anyone In his weight. He Just wants to stay that way until Saddler, who lifted Willie's crown and defeated him in three of four fights, gets out of the Army. Then Pep hopes for another crack at the title. 'I don't care who T fight." said Pep. "Anyone they match me again.st. I'm slower — after all, you can't be fast all your life — but I've learned a lot." Banana Conntrj- Jamaica was one .of the first countries to undertake the cultivation of the banana on an extensive scale, according to the Encyclo- COVER YOUR AIR CONDITIONER NOW Let Ford Awning Co. cover your room air conditioning unit NOWI Completely waterproof covering that protects your unit from rain, snow and sleet. 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Advertised hranrt. ITour sartnirs res«h from th« tHmfnatlon of numerous salesmen and retail store profits. S*tlsf»ct1o» fn.irintftd or roar owner ?rill ** nf«nd*4. . MARTIN TRENKLE, INC. Phone Dell 2881 (After 4 p.m. Call Bl.vthevill* 2284) (Charge Accounts Accepted When Credit Is Accepted) By HAKOI.I1 CI.AASSEN NEW YORK (AP) — There were 21 fumbles in the recent Piirdue- Notre Dame game, there were 19 In Ihe Notre Dame-Oklahoma contest. Michigan State over Marquette- By a considerable edge. Georgia Tech over Florida state If this were * fight It »ould be ruled "No Contest." Oklahoma over Nebraska: Bobby Reynolds has re - Joined 'his Me- >raska mates bul it is doubtful if that is enough. The Sooners have not lost a Big Seven .'conference game since Ihe baseball Yankees ost a world series. Irish Picked Tennessee o\er Kentucky The question Isn't can Kentucky mm? Instead, it is can Kentucky score? Maryland over Alabama Ata- nma to feel the full fury of Mary and's anger over that upset loss to Mississippi last Saturday, Notre Dame over Towa: The last two meetings of the^e two rivals ended in ties and . don't be, surprised if this one doesn't also. Tulsa o\er Arkansas Alter a lesilant start, -Tulsa now. Is the free wheeling outfit that Septem her seers predicted. Ohio State over, Michigan There is just a nicker of unrest among the Ohio Slate alumni A victory over Michigan Mould halt it It will be stomped out. Wisconsin over Minnesota Thej have taken the snaffles off Alan (The Horse) Ameche. .Duke over North Carolina: This could be the straw that would top pie coach Carl Snavely out of his uneasy seat at North Carolina. Fmhhine the others in a hurry Friday nlthl Utah State over Denver, George Washington. over Richmond. Saiarlar ^ East Columbia over*Brown, Vll- lamna over Boston Univeislti, Bucknell over Delaware, Princetbn over Dartmouth Rutgers over New York University, Pittsburgh 01 er Penn State, Syracuse over Fordham, Hol> Cross over Temple, Yale over Harvard. Midwest: Purdue ' over Indiana, Iowa State over Kansas State; Kansas o^er Missouri' Illinois o^er Northwestern, Oklahoma A 4 M over Washington State. South: Auburn over Clemspn, The Citadel over Davidson, Miami over Florida, LSU over Mississippi Southern, William & Mary over North Carolina stated Wako .Forest over Purrnfjn, Virginia over Washington i Lee. South Carolina over West Virginia. Southwest: Southern Methodist over Baylor, Texas Tech over Arl zoni. Rice over Texas Christian Far West: Colorado A & M over Brigham Young-, New Mexico over Montana, California over Stanford Small Boats Dangerous NEW YORK IIP)— Small-boat accidents kill about 1,200 Americans annually, the Metropolitan Life In sura nee Co. reports. A filth of the accidents occurred when the boats were swamped or . the victims washed overboard. Many ot those drowned had ignored bad- weather, tipped the boat, , overcrowded boat, or been careless • In oth, ways. League Cage Teams Will Meet Representatives of teams In iha Y's Church Basketball League.will meet at the high school gymnasium Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. High School Basketball Coach • Jimmy Fisher will have charge of the two leagues, one of which win be for boys 13 and under, the other for those under 17. Y Secretary J. p. Garrott pointed out that participants must attend church . or Sunday school of the church their team represents. < The older boys will play their games on Saturday mornings and the younger group will play on Saturday afternoons. Eleven teams competed In rhf two leagues last year. Holman to Return In Own Defense MADRID, Spain " If " rlafetI " _ "incensed t the charge. . , -•• *ii\, ij.iaiKe* which led to his suspension as city College of New York basketball coach -Nat Holman Is going hom» to fight the accusations. Holman, whose 34-year coachin* career was capped by an unprecedented "double" In winning both the NCAA and NIT, tournaments in 1950, said In a telephone Inter- Mew : yesterday he would "return home as soon as possible to contest vigorously what I consider an unjust victimization" of himself and two other college officials suspended Monday night. Interrupting a sightseeing tour In Seville durir. B a - sabbatical leave from the college, Holman asserted he was being used as a "scapegoat" by the-New,,York;board.of higher education's committee on intercollegiate basketball BB SHOT—Jimmy Oillcspie, 11, ot Scranlon captains the Bind} Basketball exhibition' team tourinr country. 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