The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 11, 1954 · Page 7
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THE BAYTOWN SUN, MONDAY, top Cage Trio Risk NBA Head Says No More Gambling ."»i*f Indiana Puts Big Ten Leadership On Line By JOHN GRIFFIN NEW YORK,. Jan. ll —UP— Three conference pacesetters, including a national champion Indiana team that now seems to have shaken off the shock of its only loss, "risk: their first-place holds Monday night as an'import- ant week of basketball gets underway. . ". . . Indiana, which looked every-inch the defending NCAA'king in .walloping Minnesota, 71-63, on Saturday, come s back Monday night-to put its' Big Ten leadership on the line against Purdue. Meanwhile,. Louisiana- State, defending champion in the Kentucky- dominated :Southweatei'n Conference, will" risk iU lead in that league against Florida and George Washington^ the nation's highest scoring 'team, defends its: Southern Conference lead' against Washington and Lee, OK'the three leaders, only George Washingttn will be away from home. George Washington, with-a perfect, 9-0 mark, goes into this big week as one of the six major teams still unbeaten. The others are western Kentucky (14-0), Duquesne (130), Connecticut (12-0), Holy Cross (9-0), and Kentucky (9-0 h And all the "perfect-record" teams will be severely tested before the week is over. Western Kentucky meets tall Dayton on Wednesday and high-scoring Eastern Kentucky.. Saturday.'Duquesne,, the nation's No. 3 team, faces tough Cincinnati Monday night and .on Saturday visits Niagara, the team. that gave the Dukes a tough time in the finals of the holiday festival tournament. Connecticut plays Boston U. and Boston College this week, while Holy Cross must meet dangerous Notre. Dame in a big game at Boston on Friday. . Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 team, began its drive to 'regain the Southeastern Conference title witn a 104-53 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Wildcats risk their perfect, record in an "outside" game Monday night against DePaul, then play Tulane on Saturday. Indiana, stunned by its loss to Oregonv State last month, seemed to be slipping in recent close wins but on Saturday night was as brilliant as ever in upsetting Minnesota, • the nation's fifth-ranked team. The.Hoosiers, ranked second nationally, were led by Bob Leonard, who scored 20 points, as they definite!}' established .themselves as the Big Ten's title favorite. Here's, how the conference races were shaping up: Big Ten—Indiana (3-0) meets Purdue Monday night and Wisconsin on Saturday, while Iowa (2-0) pla3's .Michigan Monday night, and Minnesota '. Saturday. Four teams are tied at ,1-1—Minnesota, Ohio St., Michigan St., and Northwestern: Southwestern — Louisiana State (2-0).. meets defending champion Florida Monday night and Tennessee Saturday, while : Kentucky (1-0) plays only Tulane on Saturday. Tulane- and Mississippi, also 1-0, -each play two games. Big Seven — Nebraska (2-0) and Kansas State •• (1-0) clash Monday night. Kansas (2-0) then will clash with Kansas State on Saturday. Missouri. Valley — Wichita (3-0) plays only Detroit on Saturday. The same night Oklahoma. A&M (1-Q) plays- Tulsa and St. r Louis. (1-0) plays Houston. • • -;• Southwest — SMU (2-0) faces only one test—Arkansas on Saturday —bat Texas, also (2-0), must play Texas A&M Tuesday, and Rice Friday. . ' . •".. , . Skyline — • Colorado A&M and Wyoming, each 3-0, both .will be tested by Denver, the Aggies on Thursday and Wyoming on Saturday. The Aggies last play New Mexico on Saturday. Senior Bowl Victors Get $500 Checks .' Extrn-Currlculnr LAFAYETTE, Ind. (IR—Teachers at Jefferson High School couldn't understand why so many students suddenly began arriving late for class—until they looked outsicTe the the school building. Students were getting between-class instruction from e. novelty salesman on manipulationof the yo-yo. Try Sun Classified Ads—Dinl 8302 You haven't seen until you've seen the New 54 DODGE New on Olsplay! O«t a b»ffer deal at your dependable Dodge dealer's ..MOBILE, ALA., Jan. 11 —UP—' There were"$500 • pay checks for- each ctf the victorious Yankees, $400 checks for each of the losing Southerners, and even "s e c o n d chance" glory for Tommy Lewis, the "12th man" of Cotton Bowl fame. That was the story of the Senior Bowl'game here Saturday, won by the North with its powerful runr ning attack, 20-14, before a crowd of 28.174. For the college seniors .who played, this was their first opportunity to earn paychecks for passes and punts and they were understandably happy as they headed home Monday. For Coach Paul Brown o£ the winners and Steve Owen of the losers, there were invitations - quickly accepted — to guide the teams again next year. The South, with passing star Zeke Bratkowski o£ Georgia Tech in the limelight, seemed en route to victory when a. 60-yard pass play from-!Bratkowski to Max MeGee of Tulane for a touchdown on the first play of the second half and the extra point by Georgia .Tech's Glenn Turner produced a 14-13 lead. ,'.''. But that's' when th P power- charged Yankee line took over, springing Villa nova's Gene Filipski through for such steady yardage that'the ex-Army Cadet was voted the game's outstanding player: -' '. ' ... The North marched 95 yards for the winning touchdown as Filipsk 1 ripped for. consistent eight and 10 yard gains and even caught a pass. Dick Thomas actually made the score on a sneak from the six- inch line. ..".•• Lewis, the Alabama lad who became famous when he jumped off 'the bench-to tackle a touchdown- bound Rice runner in the Cotton Bowl, had his moments of genuine glory for the South. His best moment came in the second period •when he broke loose on a EG-yard. run. ' • . Death Takes Rugged Little Lightweight BUFFALO. N.Y., Jan. 11—UP— Funeral arrangements were being completed Monday for Rocky Kansas, the rugged little man who won the world lightweight championship in the "golden decade" when his division was overflowing with talent. At 58. the former boxing champion died here in his home town Sunday at Roswell Park Memorial Institute—a cancer research hospital. He had entered the institute in October and had undergone major surgery for an abdominal ailment. Longest Escalator BOSTON OB—A Boston office building has put into operation what is described as the longest moving stairway in the world. It runs from the basement to the eighth floor and down again—a total of 1,083 moving steps. ONLY $ 279 95 Hoy MHIand. rforring lor G-£ on rodio and 7V. Model 21C115. 21-inch console, top end sidci in genuine mahogany veneers, furniture glides. 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Me Z .M?COii<ilfi Young Men Bring Golf Back Opines Ed Lowry, USGA Director By HAL WOOD SAN FRANCISCO, Jan, 11 —UP —Ed Lowery, a director of the U.S. Golf Association, believes that three young men who have yet to reach the peak of their game, have brought amateur golf back to the Area Cage Scores: HUNTSVIUJE TOURNAMENT Cedar Bayou 35, Humble 31. Cedar Bayou 58, Deer Park 37. Big Sandy 51, Cedar Bayou 41. BEAUMONT TOURNAMENT Washington (Houston) 63, Carver 57. TEXAS CITY TOURNAMENT . Frecport 27, Baytown Junior 25, Baytown Junior 40, South Housr ton 33. Lake Jackson 42. Baytown Junior 34. Klrvvin 29, Horace Mann 23. Horace Mann 29, Lovenberg 27. Horace Mann 45, Southmore 27. Horace Mann 41, Lake Jackson 24. OTHERS Honey Island 33, Mont Belvieu 28. This Week's Schedules: SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MONDAY—Arkansas vs. Baylor at Waco. TUESDAY—Texas vs. Texas A and M at College Station, TCU vs. Rice at Houston. FRIDAY—TOU vs. Texas A and M at College Station, Rice vs. Texas at Austin. SATURDAY—SMU vs- Arkansas at Fayetteville. BORDER STATE CONFERENCE MONDAY—Arizona vs. Texas Western at El Paso. TUESDAY—Arizona vs. New Mexico A and M at Las Cruces, Hardln-Simmons vs. West Texas at Canyon. FRIDAY—New Mexico A and M vs. Hardin-Simmons at Atilene. SATURDAY—New Mexico A and M vs. Texas Tech at Lubbock. Local Cagers Make All-Tournament Teams Two local cagers made all-tournament teams In weekend play. Aiclen Forsythe, Cedar Bayou, made the all-tournament team at the Huntsville Tournament and Kenneth Woods, Horace Mann, made the honor team at the Texas City Tournament. The Cedar Bayou team lost to Big Sandy (Sl-41) in the semifinals. Big Sandy went on to beat Madisonvi'le in the finals. Horace M.inn won the third place trophy at Texas City after defeating Lake Jaekaon (41-24) In the consolation finals. NBA Fails To List Contenders For Crown WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—UP— The National Boxing Association failed to list any logical contenders fo-- Rocky Marciano's heavyweight championsh'p in its quarterly ratings Monday, but named Estzard Charles. Nino Valdez. Dan Buccor- oni and Roland Lastarza as tho outstanding boxers in the division. .S3 Bill PROVIDENCE, R. I. OPr-N. Cllffe Smith's collection of old or unusual money is complete--even to wooden nickels. It includes some three-cent bills and also some three dollar bills, the lattor datetf S?pt. 5. "S37 and engraved on only one side. heights it enjoyed when Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet and Jess Sweetser were the king-pins. The three stars are U.S. amateur champion Gene Littler of San Diego; Harvey Ward, the 1952 British amateur champion from Atlanta. Ga., and Ken Venturi, local tilleholder. All three were mem- team last year. Lowery may be a bit prejudiced in naming- a couple of these boys because he empl°ys them as automobile salesmen. They are Ward antj Venturi. "I believe these three lads can give any of the top professionals in tho .vorld an even battle," says Lowery. "They have all the natural ability. Only lack of tournament competition and regular practice might weigh against them." Lowery, who has been playing golf for 43 years—he started- when he was eight—should know. He first became connected with big- time golf when he caddied for Francis Ouimet when that golf immortal gave America its first international victory as he defeated Britain's Ted Ray and Harry Vardon in a play-off for the U.S. amateur crown in 1914. He has seen all the greats since that time. "Of the current regular performers, 1 would list only Sam Sncad and Ben Hog-an above Littler, Venturi and Ward," said Lowery. Ward won the British amateur down in 1952 and was runner-up last year; Venturi was a standouV in the Walker Cup matches; Littler is regarded by the professionals as the closest thing to perfection among the amateurs. Lowery docs not particularly regard himself MS a "patron" of amateur golf. For th;it reason he isn't sure whether Ward and Venturi will be able to go to England for the British amateur in 1954. Lowery himself has played in it six times—mostly for fun, although he is a fierce competitor carrying a five handicap. "Whether they go 1o England depends on two things," he says. "No. 1 is: How they do on their sales quota; No. 2 is just how sharp they are." Lowery, of course, expects to go over whether the sales are good or bad; and whether his own game is sharp or dull. Bud Stays At Norman NORMAN, Okla", Jan. 11 —UP— University of Oklahoma students and fans had assurance Sunday their long-term lease on Coach Bud Wilkinson is still,good. Wilkinson talked in Cincinn : with Minnesota Athletic Direc, Ike Armstrong, and was offered the head coaching job at the Big Ten school where he once played. But afterwards, Wilkinson said: "I've definitely: decided'against it. (moving to Minnesota)." The news . was. received calmly by school officials. Said Dr. Pete McCarter, university vice president': ' • "We never had" any doubt about .what his .decision was going to be. He's; too much a part of.Oklahoma and too much part of. the: university (to leave). But it certainly is gratifying to all of us to have it settled." The reports that Wilkinson would be offered the Minnesota job '.flared up in earnest at Miami last week, while .Wilkinson and his Sooners, were there giving Maryland 1 a 7-0 licking in the Orange Bqvyl. Then, Wilkinson explained that his relatives lived in Minnesota, and that he had many friends there- He said It .'Wouldn't ba:,fs!r: to turn down the proposition before. even hearing'it.: It appeared' few Oklahomans • worried about :it,« ; however. Sports writers made flat' statements Wilkinson would,not leave Oklahoma, simply because he has an Unbeatable setup here. : Wilkinson "gels $15,000 per year, and is/under a 10-year contract, which is top security as football coaching goes. He has eight years to go on lite contract, which would permit him to.'quit beforehand only if he chose to retire from coaching. The Minnesota job opened up with the resignation of Wes Fcsler. Wampler Holds Lead In Golf Tournament LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 —UP— Fred ' Wampler,,. former national collegiate champion, held a whopping five-point lead Monday as 62 qualifiers prepared to tee off in the .fourth and final round of the $20,000 Los Angeles open golf tournament. The 30-year-old Indianapolis pro lumped into the lead from a tie at fourth placg,.- f ,.140 y .Sundav by turning in a five-under*par'(H> for a 54-hole total of"206;*: NEW YORK, ., Jan.- , - 11-UP-" President Maurice Podoloff of the National Basketball Association de- 1 clared Monday that-the suspension of Jack Molinas for-gambling was "an isolated case" and that.the notorious college "point-shaving" scandal would not be duplicated in the pro sport. Pointing out that it was the first time in the league's eight-year-history that "any suspicion has. been case on us," Podoloff said Molinas was the only league player involved and that "the case is closed as far as I'm concerned." , Molinas, 21-year old rookie for- •ard of the Fort Wayne Pistons, as suspended indefinitely for bet- ting-on games"yajcu^M^j this season. > The^oriner; — , ,.., . 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