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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 27, 1966
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MONOPOLIZING THE DIAL MORE-PLENTY MORE-TO COME! Eager Yanks Kick Rebs MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A team ef Yankee stars, eager to impress a flock of pro scouts in the stands, rolled to a 27-14 victory over the Rebels Monday night in tht North-South college football game. Eugene Trosch, 6-foot-6, 247- pound defensive tackle from the University of Miami, was voted the most valuable player for the South, and: another 'defensive tackle, Pete- Duranko, 6-2, 235- pounder from Notre Dame, was •picked for the North. The North team, winning only f»r the seventh time in the 18- year series, powered to a 20-0 halftime lead, then coasted home behind a rugged defense. Donald Cockroft, the nation's leading punter from Adams State College in Colorado, boosted the Yanks into a 6-0 first quarter lead with field goals of 31 and 38 yards. ' » : » * Then, in one minute, 12 seconds of the second period, the Yanks scored twice on a nine- yard pass from Colorado's Bernie McCall to Tulsa's Neal ; Sweeney and a 20-yard dash with an intercepted pass by Duranko. Houston's Bo Burris finally found the range for the South in the last quarter with scoring shots of 15 and 11 yards to Gary Rowe of North Carolina State. But the .South never got in close shooting distance as the North also scored in the fourth on a nine-yard run by Bo Rein of Ohio State. The postseason bowl activity is heading for its peak this weekend with the Rose, Sugar, Orange. Cotton and Gator Bowls, the East-West Shrine Game and the NFL and AFL championship games. The Cotton and Gator bowls and the Shrine Game open the IN NEW ORLEANS Bear and Snow Arrive NEW ORLEANS (AP)-Just about everybody in the sports world has heard the rumor that Coach Paul Bear Bryant of Alabama can walk on water and control the elements. If the legendary Bryant has such powers, they apparently don't work in New Orleans. The last time Bryant brought his Two Tourneys in State Porkers in LA Classic By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas steps into rugged collegiate basketball competition tonight when the Porkers collide with Southern California in the opening round of the Los Angeles Classic. Meanwhile, two holiday tournaments in Arkansas get under way Wednesday - the Arkansas State meet at Jonesboro featuring sixth-ranked Houston and Ihe AIC Holiday Tournament at Southern State in Magnolia. * * The Razorbacks, 1-5 for the year, will play three games at Los Angeles regardless of their «Utcome tonight. Eight teams are entered. Following first round games tonight and Wednesday night, winners will enter the championship semifinals and losers the consolation semifinals. Houston, sporting a 9-1 record including seven Victories in a row, will battle Kent State of Ohio in the first game of the Arkansas State tournament Wednesday at 7 p.m. Host Arkansas State will collide with Virginia Military Institute in the second game at 9 p.m. Four games are slated in the AIC three-day meet opening Wednesday. Defending champion Arkansas State Teachers College takes on Northeast Louisiana Stale in the opener at 1:30 p.m. Other games Wednesday send Other games Wednesday send Arkansas College against Ouachita Baptist at 3:30, Sam Houston against Henderson at 7 p.m. and Ozarks against Southern State at 9 p.m. Red Elephants to town — for the 1963 Sugar Bowl — it snowed. Real, honest-to-goodness snow. Six inches of it. The only deep snowfall here this country. * .* * When Alabama held its first practice here Monday for its 1967 Sugar Bowl clash with Nebraska, it .rained. Even if the elements don't obey Bryant in New Orleans it's a town he likes to visit. He never has lost a Sugar Bowl game. Alabama has been to more bowls than any other college :eam. This marks ' the Tide's 20th post - season appearance. And it's Bryant's 12th bowl game. Overfall, he has a 7-4-1 record in bowls. Next Monday's Sugar Bowl, an 82,000-sellout, will be televised by NBC. Kickoff is at 1 p.m., CST. heavy slate . Saturday, New Year's Eve,: The two pro championships will be played Sunday and the Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls are set for Monday. The Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla., matches Tennessee, 7-3, and Syracuse, 8-2 while the Cotton Bowl at Dallas has Georgia, 9-1, vs. Southern Methodist, 8-2. The Shrine game in San Francisco matches all .- star teams of seniors from the East and West:" * * * Green Bay, 12--2, and Dallas, 10-3-1, play for the NFL championship in Dallas while Kansas City, 11-2-1, and Buffalo, 9-4-1, are matched in Buffalo for the AFL title. The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans has Alabama, 10-0, vs. Nebraska, 9-1, the'Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., presents Purdue, 8-2, vs. Southern California, 7-3, and the Orange Bowl in Miami pits Georgia Tech, 9-1, and Florida, 8-2. * * * The television line - up, all times Central Standard, has ABC showing the Gator Bowl at 11 a.m. Saturday, CBS on the Cotton Bowl at 1:30 p.m. and NBC with the Shrine Game at 3:30. NBC has the AFL game at noon Sunday and CBS has the NFL game at 3 p.m. Monday, NBC has a triple- header, with the Sugar Bowl at 1 p.m., the Rose Bowl at 4 and the Orange Bowl at 7. . Two games were played last j Saturday, Wyoming beating 'Florida State 28-20 in the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex., and the Blue beating the Gray 14-9 in the Blue-Gray game at Montgomery, Ala. HAWKS WIN iltHalHit; New Record PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Not counting games against the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers are 41-1 against the rest of the National Basketball Association since last March. But then again, who's per feet? Led by Wilt Chamberlain ("Mr. Inside") and Hal Greer ("Mr. Outside") the fabulous Philadelphians whipped the Cincinnati Royals 134-118 Monday night to establish a new NBA home-court consecutive victory string. * * *, The 76ers, who lead the Eastern Division with a phenomenal 33-3 record, have won 30 straight regular home games—14 last year and 16 this season. The new mark breaks the old standard set by Minneapolis in the 1949-50 season. The last time Philadelphia lost at home was a 126-120 defeat by the Los Angeles Lakers Jan. 7, 1966. Monday night the astounding 7-foot-l Chamberlain poured in 38 poins, handed out 10 assists and took down 32 rebounds. Greer, the "Mr. Outside" of ihe 76ers offense, scored 35 joints from where he oes it iest—the outside. * + •*• In other games, Boston ripped ..os Angeles 121-106, New York dropped Detroit 114-109, St. ..ouis downed San Francisco in Memphis 120-111 and Chicago defeated Baltimore 108-96. BlyHnvffla (Art.) Courier N«wi,- Tutriay, December V, 19M - Paf» Piyp 'Rough'Wrestling Tonight Anything Goes at Arena T'was two nights after Christmas and plenty was astir in the wrestling house. Professional wrestling patrons can look forward to a rousing night at Legion Arena tonight There's hardly anything rougher than a bout under Texas rules — 'unless it's a Texas match with Sol Weingroff taking part. Sol. who refers to himself as Gentleman Sol (mid- south fans argue the point), bases his success on the sly, the underhanded, the behind-the-ref's-back tactics. Therefore it comes as a surprise that he requested promoter Herb Welch to arrange the Texas, rough-n- tumble, winner-take-all tag team event. "I 'don't know if he can hold up his end or not." the promoter said. But if he can't fans don't figure to lose any sleep or tears over it," • Sol's partner is Tim Tyler. Their opponents are Billy Wicks and Treacherous Phillips; • There is a one-hour time limit. * * * In the opener, Chin Lee is faced with Bronco Kelly, one of the bright newcomers. This one has. a one-hour limit also, best-of-three. Admissions are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. Tickets for reserved ringside chairs and 35 cents extra and may be purchased inside the Arena at 6:30, First bell at 8:30. -,• i The referee is Speedy Hatfield from Mobile. :.• *' • * » ...; They had a bloody main event in Memphis last nighti And for all the blood and sweat it ended up a no decision bout. Partisipanis were Sputnik 1 Monroe and Buildy Fuller vs. Tojo' Ya« mamoto and Professor Itoi . Pyen the ref was knocked out in this one. • ; -» In'other matches. HerS Welch defeated Pancho R1V- era; Jackie Fargo and Don Green drew; Les Welch beat Eric von Brauner; and Steve Kovak clipped Young Anayax in the opener. Huskers OK BROWNSVILLE, Tex. (AP)—Nebraska wound up training here Monday for the Sugar Bowl game with a defentlv* scrimmage that pleased Coach Bob Devaney. The squad then prepared to leave for New Orleans to fill its date with Ala- bain* Jan. 2. Hockey inWKIIIIIIIIIPIIIIIIH) National Hockey Leafiw By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No Games Monday Today's Games Chicigo at New York Detroit at Boston Wednesday's Oamw Boston at Montreal csw- SHIRTS, SHIRTS SHIRTS "We guarantee the finest looking shirt in town at lowest prices/' ea. or 6 for $1.00 • No other. charges • On hangers or folded • Delivered or at our plant or branch en Airbase Hwy. Charge Accounts Welcome! ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Cow- oy Billy Smith, 116, Steubenville, Ohio, stopped Bob Tate, 124%, Flint, Mich., 3. One of Greatest Tennis Upsets MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Indian pair of Ra- mathari Krish'nan and Jaideep \fukerjea defeated Australians John Newcombe and Tony Rgche 4-6, 7-5 r 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday in one of the greatest upsets of Davis Cup challenges. The victory means India's challenge for amateur tennis' most prized trophy remains alove into the third day, with Australia holding a 2-1 lead and two singles matches to go. When Roche outed the final point, the Indians, grinning broadly, put their arms about each other as they hurried to the net to shake hands with the shocked Australians. The crowd of 10,000 stood and applauded the Indians as they left the court. • ., KEY MEN - Vital players for Buffalo and Kansas City In the AFL championship game are offensive guard Bill Shaw (left) of the Bills and split end Chris Burford of the Chiefs.' Slippery Field Favors the Passing Gome, Soys Strom; Tulsa People Embarrassed by Snow, Vince Perturbed KANSAS CITY (AP) — The (players have to react. It's Kansas City Chiefs ended a three-day holiday and began their final week of drills today for the American Football League championship game at Buffalo New Year's Day. Snow was forecast, but Coach Hank Stram has said that unless the weather gets unreasonable the Chiefs will continue their practice in Kansas City. The Bills left Buffalo for five days of practice in .Winston-Sa lem, N.C,, where the climate is warmer. The Chiefs are looking for cold weather with possibly snow and a slippery field when the division titlists play for the league championship. But Stram is undaunted by the weather predictions. "Contrary to what most football fans think," tram said, "a slippery field favors the passing game. "Look at it,this way: the of- tougher to get traction for the pass rush and the defensive backs have to be cautious because they are afriad .they will fensive players they are going, know where the defensive + * + The Chiefs, with the most potent offense, jn the AFL this season, will go into the game as slight favorites although they will have -to contend with the heralded Buffalo defense. The Chiefs began their regular -season last September by whacking the defending champion Bills 42-20. Then Buffalo came back to spoil Kansas City's home opener in October by beating the Chiefs 29-14. TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Green Bay Packer Coach Vince Lorn- could hardly be blamed if declined the next time some- Dody. suggests Tulsa's Skelly Stadium as a December train, ing site. I It wasn't even certain the Packers would finish their-final week of drills here for their Jan. Cowboys for the National Football League championship. Lombard! was perturbed when the Packers arrived Monday to find Skelly Stadium's turf still covered with a-thin layer of snow Which fell last Thursday. The Packers worked out in the snow and scheduled-another drill for today after obtaining assurance the snow would be scraped off. and the field covered. Workers cleared the field and put down a plastic cover, but !he weather bureau forecast neavy snow today, possibly extending into Wednesday. Lombard! said the Packers would stay as planned if the field condition did not get worse. . . Most embarrassed by the awkward chain of events was :he Skelly Stadium Corp., which ured the Packers to Tulsa in lopes they would like conditions well enough to play an exfiibl- tino game next summer. DENNIS TURNS PRO BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — America's top amateur tennis player Dennis Ralston, made official today what had Jong been rumored. He has turned professional. "Professional tennis offers me a future while amateur tennis in the United States offers a player nothing," Ralston told The Associated Press. Thus ends the amateur career after seven years of the still at 24 boyish, strawberry blond Californian who has played all over the world. LAUNDRY'UEANEfl5 At Itt Best" Ph. PO 3-4343 New Grid Franchise MALDEN, Mass. (AP) - Th« Western Massachusetts community, of Pittsfield has been awarded the sixth franchise in ;he new North Atlantic Football League. STARTING TODAY! IT'S Hopping around from chimney to chimney, no wonder Santa gets flustered and forgetful sometimes. But don't you worry. . , er worry Santa. Just bring those mistakes right back to us. .. • Exchange Day starts today. We'll be ready and waiting with a smile to give you what you asked Santa for ... in the correct style, color and size; We'll help you have a Merry Christmas all over again! F'W Appartl for Aden and Joyi MASON DAY

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