The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1952 · Page 8
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November 25, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAftE ETGBT BT.YTHEVILUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TTTJWCAT, HOT, K, JMt Bear Dashes Hopes of Hog Fans that He May Take Post LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Football Coach Paul Bear Bryant last night dealt a severe blow to speculation that ht might leave his post at the University of Kentucky to eoach the Arkansas Razor' sacks.. Bryant, a native of Fordyce, Ark,-, In a statement Implied that lie was not Interested in succeeding Oils Douglas, who resigned os Arkansas grid coach last week. One, of Bryant's close friends, Arkansas Ally. Gen. Ike Murry, said in tittle nock yesterday that Bryant was "definitely interested" fci the Job. Bama Comes Up; Terps Fall Down Tick Eighth, Maryland No. IS NEW YORK (#5 _ Michigan State's undefeated football powerhouse, which closed out Ilj season with a whppimr 62-13 victory over MarrnieUe Saturday, wa« voted the nation 1 ! No. 1 football team today for the seventh straight week. Southern California «nd Georgia Tech, also unbeaten, were second «nd third In the Associated Press weekly poll of the nation's sportswriters and ftportscasti>rs. The 10th and final poll will be conducted next week. The major ehange'ln'the top 10 this week was the absence of once- feared Maryland, -which dropped with a thud from eighth place to 05th tiler bowing, 27-7, to Ala- Kama; And Alabama, 14lh a week •go. Jumped up into eighth. Michigan Slate polled 88 first. place votes out of 148 cast ^Co roll yp 1,400 potato. S. C*1 Mow j Southern Cal moved up from fourth Us*.week to second on the DMia of 'Its 14-13 victory over UCLA, which sends the Trojani to the ROM Bowl. Southern Cal had 14 first-place Tote* and 1,244 points, Georgia Teen was close behind with 1,223 points and 20 firsts. Others In the top 10 were Oklahoma, fourth; tTCLA, fifth; Mlists- *ippl, sixth; Notre Dame, seventh- Tennessee, ninth; Texas, loth. Points are bused on 10 for first nine for second, etc. down the line. The leaders (first-place votes )n parentheses): . 1. Michigan state <M) 2. Southern Cal (24) 3. Georgia Tech (20) 4. Oklahoma (3) 5. UCLA f. Mississippi (i) 7. Notre Dame 8. Alabama (1) 9. Tennessee 10. Texas Second 10: 1 111. Tulsa (8) 12. Wisconsin 13. Duke 14. Purdue 15. Maryland / 16. Syracuse 17. Florida 18. Princeton 19. Kentucky 30. Virginia 1,400 1.244 1,223 793 749 551 544 461 294 288 In a statement, Bryant bluntly: If I must answer the persls Unt simulations on my own future, 1 mint say that tt Is my belief that Mr. Murry has either been misquoted or his comments misinterpreted. 'I have not been offered the position at Arkansas nor urn I familiar with their policies. If nnd when I become Interested in another offer, the first step I would lake would be lo tnlk with III University of Kentucky officials." Murry, who played high school football with Bryant at Fordycu, safd the Kentucky mentor expressed Interest in returning to his home state. But, ndded the attorney general, Bryant made It clear Ihat he Is still under contract to Kentucky a/id would moke the change only If he thought he could produce a winning team. Murry quoted Bryant ns saying: "If money 1 were nil I were Interested In, I could make far more coaching pro football." Or. H. L, Donovan, president of the University of Kentucky, also brought out that. Bryant's contract had not expired. 'I don't know where or how said these stories crop up," said Dr. Donovan. "I am sure that if he was unhappy or planning to leave Kentucky tiu would tell me, lie- sides, he sill! has some time on his contract. "He has dono a wonderful job In Lexington. The students, faculty and Kentucky «s a whole like him. His family, I hear; are very much Interested in staying at Kentucky." Tulsa Signed For Gator Bowl JACKSONVILLE, Fla. t/Pl— Tulsa University will be signed Friday to meet the University of Florida In the eighth annual Gator Howl in (lie eighth annual-New year's Day football game here. This was announced today by Joe Livingston, member of the selection committee, who said Gator nowl officials would be In Tiilsa Friday nlglit for the official signing. Livingston Is sport? editor of the Jacksonville Journal. Tulsa tins a season record of six victories, one defeat and one tie. It plays Texas Tech Nov. 20. I __ BIG PUSH—Both arms extended, Rocky C'astellani hardly brine's back memories of the masters, but Ihe Luzerne, Pa., middleweight went on from this fourth-round embarrassment to an easy 10-round victory over Hartford's Vic Cordell at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arcnn. The reopening ol an old cut on the left eyelid however cost the winner a match with Joe Giardello at Madison Square Garden. (NEA) . . fndi Prep Grid Career Thursday — Holland Looms as Top College Football, Basketball Prospect Dcmpsey Praises Rickard in Texas HENRIETTA, Tex.—Jack Dernp- sey anys the drehms of .Te.x Rick»rd, famed promoter of the "golden era" of boxing, are'going to be realized soon. Rickard predicled that boxing would draw million dollar gates "People laughed when lie said that." asserted Dempsey, "hut with television and radio rights as well as admissions we will see the million dollar gates in our lifetime." Derapscy spoke here at the dedication of the $100.000 Tex Rickard Memorial Bowl—n tribute (o Hen-' rletta's most Illustrious citizen. • Rickard was once Ihe sheriff here nnd the first day of the Clay County Pioneers Reunion was given over to Tex. That's why Dempsey was Invited f.o make the speech nt the dedication. The former world's heavyweight champion was the first to draw the million dollar gate under the promotion and direction of Rickard. George A. Obenauer of Buffalo, N.Y. is the 39th president of the American Bowling Congress. Size, spied, agility and aggressiveness combine lo make Montro* Holland one of the top college football and .basketball prospect to come out of Blytheville High School in years. Standing sli feet, six Inches, Holland handles his 225 pound« with. the agility of *; halfback. His long, IOOM stride Is deceptively fast. For Instance, Coach Kusnell Mwley polnti out that Chick scalbacks Tommy Mosley »nd Ralph Snyder best IJolland by only a irtep In wind »print-j <«0 to 100 yards). In fact, Motley plans to use Holland In the loo-yard dash come track Mason Actually ,hes been clocked »t 10! Thin year, the big end ha* had little chance to show his offensive equipment. , Aaare Ihat word had gotten about among early season opponents of Holland's running and pnss-snaggtng In 1951, Coach Mosley used the ,big boy primarily in a decoy In the first four games ftowever, his season's, performance going Into Ihe Thanksgiving contest with Little Rock's ' Catholic High shows that he has scored five touchdowns. .-' '' • • •-. Double Duty And 'running o« the reliable end- around piny, he has picked up 113 yards In ten attempts. Lust week ngnlnst Fordyce. he had a 22-ynrcler quashed by a penalty. . Strictly a double duty man, Holland plnys defensive tackle In addition to his offensiverend. And he's regained his kicking toe, which produced tremendous klckpff 'boots when he wns a junior high sqund' member .several years ago. ' Now a senior, Holland came up from the junior squad a highly-regarded center prospect. He earned a first string linebacker spot his first year up, last year moved to offensive end. . . In the Chicks' conquest of Par.i- gould, Holland ndded passing to his already numeroti.? other feats. • He hit Tommy Moslcy deep • In the end zone with * perfect toss alter taking the ball on the eiui- around. Only 32 yards from scrimmage, the pass was nnglcd across the field from eight ynrds behind the scrimmage line. Speed nnd size make him a natural defensive tackle. Against Hot Springs, he hit a back who was in the process of n handoff so hard that the ball started to roll upticld.. Holland recovered himself and gave pursuit, booting It in attempting to pick It up. He finally fell on it on the Hot Springs three, climaxing a 38-yard fumble. And tills year, wilh his eye on a college education, he set about Improving his grades . . . cnme up with three B's and a C tor tile first six weeks. An Old Kentucky Tradition KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON $JS6 *« PROOF Qt HISTUlMlli COMPAKY . lOUISVUU, KY. Osceolo Girls Play Tonight OSCEOLA—Coach Leslie Specks 18S2-53 version of Osceola girls basketball will be displayed tonight when the ; Seminblettes open their season Bgainfifc Sacred Heart of Memphis. L Expected to lead in the scoring department are Katie Mae Watson and Shirley Cone with a big assist from Betty Spiers. Tn the defensive platoon are such '. . . H»'t Right, Too/— Maryland Prexy Takes Verbal Swings at Coach Jim Tatum By WARREN HOCKRS J». WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowl-fever was t h e cause of it all, says Maryland head coach Jim Tatum in agreeing with its president that poor coaching brought defeat in ths once - mighty Terrapins' last two games.. ' "I'm sorry that I could not be the leader that Dr. Byrd thought I should be," Tatum said at Jacksonville, FU., last night. That was bis commeni on university President H. C. (Curly) Byrd's criticism of Maryland football coaching "from November on." Tatum said Byrd was "exactly right" and continued: "For three weeks our team has not been able to do anything right. I spent most of my energy being concerned whether or not we were Aggie Harriers InSWCWin AUSTIN, Tex. (#) _ Texas A&M raced to a convincing triumph in a misting rain here yesterday to regain the cross country racing championship of the Southwest Conference. ' . Arkansas, the defending champion, was a poor second. Five Ag- gies finished in the top 10 finishers, with James Elaine setting the pace. Blaine's time was 12 minutes and three^ seconds for the 2.7 mile course. The Agglies, finished .with 23 points, followed by the Razorbaeks with 59. Texas was third with 69 points; SM'u scored 90 and TOO trailed with 124. The first 10 finishers included Alan Eshbaugh 5th and Jim Bean 1th of Arkansas. Pays to Advertise CHAPEL HILL,, N C. John Kenflcld got his Nort lina coaching Job (n 1927 by answering an advertisement in i lawn tennis journal. Read Courier 1 News classified Ads. outstanding guards as Jean Driver Kendrlck, Carolyn Lowe and Patsy Peepers. . .With the exception of the vacancy left by graduation of Billie Gain Mann, all stater last year, the district champs will take to the. floor with last year'« starting lineup. going to a bowl. "I didn't think Maryland should go to a bowl as It was against the conference rules. Yet I knew the boys wanted to go and as coach I didn't want to be the man to stop them. I'm afraid I spent all my mental energy and a great deal of my time being concerned with this instead of with Ole Miss and Alabama.'' Untiltwo weeks ago, the Terrapins' record sparkled—1952 Sugar Bowl champions, winners of 19 straight games and ranked number two In the nation behind Michigan State, the team it beat three years ago to vault Into blgtime college football. Then came Waterloo, * double dose: First It was Mississippi 21-U and, last Saturday, Alabama 21-7. Against this backdrop, Dr. Byrd —a former player and coach- went before the Washington Touchdown Club yesterday for a speech and question-and-answer session, ' Byrd not only complained about coaching at Maryland. He also said Coach Tatum talks too much. When asked about Maryland's football chances in 1853, Byrd replied: "II we get the kind of coaching we did from September to November of this year, we'll be all right. But if we get the kind of coaching we did from November on, when t . the coaches slopped thinking, rt- wouldn't b« able to answer." * Southwest Gates Down DALLAS (IP) — The Southwest Conference wilt go over the 1,000,000 mark in attendance when last games are played this week but will be under 1951's 1,277,208. A checkup today showed that ih« total for the year for 37 home games, with the last three games of the season estimated .would be 1,208,189. 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