The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 23, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1954 Kentucky Keeps Rolling With Win Over LaSalle #*** **** Other Top Teams Have Trouble By JOHN CHANDLER The Associated Press Kentucky was ready to celebrate Christmas in peace today, hut several other top-ranked teams, including Illinois and George Washington, can't say the same after another wave of major' upsets on the college basketball courts. How Good Is Kentucky? LaSalle Coach. Knows LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — How good is Kentucky? The debate centering around that subject, raised annually at this stage of the basketball season, raged anew today. LaSalle Coach Ken Loeffler started it by calling the new Wildcats better than last season's edition. And Loeffler is good authority. His game Explorers bowed last night to Kentucky 63-54 in tho title game of Kentucky's own Invitational tournament. In the same tournament a year ago. the. Wild- oats won from LaSalle 73-60. Better Balance "This team has better balance," Loeffler said. "It has great speed, great rebounding, and great floor work. Last year, we could concentrate on stopping Hagan (All America Cliff Hagan). but you don't concentrate on one man with this outfit. You gang up on one man and somebody else will kill you." Kentucky Coach Adolph Rupp smilingly listened to Loeffler's Buckeyes Show For Writers LOS ANGELES (ft— Ohio State's Buckeyes have shown off for the press and made a fine Impression, Coach Woody Hayes ,ran them through a drill yesterday and later screened movies of the Ohio State-California and Ohio State- Purdue games for the scribes. The workout was the only one the newspapermen will see before the Rose Bowl game In Pasadena Jan. 1 when Ohio , State plays Southern California. Hayes says the warm weather (it has been 80 and above every, day the Bucks have been here) has put his boys in excellent condition, and that from now until Jan. 1 he will be able to taper off the work. appraisal, but he wasn't ready to agree — not yet. "I will stick by what I have said over and over," he mused. "Last season's Kentucky team is the best college team that was ever assembled in my books. It's nice to hear them say this one is better, and maybe it is, but it has played just five games. Our team last year won 25 and nobody was able to stop it. This team has Its job cut out/' North to Counter With Passing MIAMI, Fin. UP\ — College football's greatest gainer, fullback Alan Amoche of Wisconsin, will spearhead the North ground attack in the North-South All-Star same here Christmas night,, but the Yankees' hopes may ride with their passers. North conch Ivy Williamson of of Wisconsin says he nxpects Armi- che to gain plenty of yardage, but he adds: "I think our chances will depend mostly on how well our throwers click." Florhm Hfilinskl of Indiana, Dunciin McDonald of Michigan and Tom Gastall of Boston University have been doing the passing for the Yankees In the week's work- on Ls. The South wa.s established yesterday as a .seven-point favorite and Williamson wild "I thing wn con stand toe to toe with them." In the first eight games of the season, Detroit Lion halfback Bob Hoernschemuyer completed throe passes In six attempts. All three completions were touchdowns. Coach Adolph Rupp's Kentuck- lans bolstered their claims to the No. 1 ranking, night by easily defeating LaSulk- 3-45 In the final of the Kentucky Invitational Tournament. It wa.s the 30th straight victory, and 128 in a row on the home court at Lexington, for the Rupp men. LaSnlle Coach Ken Loeffler .said the Wildcats were better than the unbeaten Kentucky club which won 25 frames last sea-son. San Francisco's .surprising Dons rocked George Washington 73-57 in the finals of the All College Tourney at Oklahoma City, and highly touted Illinois of the Big Ten was blasted 72-6 by Loyola of New Orleans. In the cinsolation game at Lexington, Southern California upset Utah 54-52, after the Utes once led by 15 points. The results were rough on the top-ranked learns, for the AP poll this week had Utah No. 2, Illinois No. 3. LaSalle No. 4 and George Washington No. 8. This was the second year in a row that Kentucky has beaten La- Sallft in the Lexington tournament — last year It was by 73-60. Last night Kentucky went nhoad at once to a 20-5 lead, and there was never much doubt about the outcome. Billy Evans got 20 points and Bob Burrow 18 for Kentucky, while LftSatlc's Tom Gain tabbed 20. Bill Russell, outstanding player in the Oklahoma City tournament, again was the San Francisco star with 23 points. After n close first hull, the Dons ran up a 55-30 lead and coasted the final 10 minutes. Basketball takes n brenther with scattered guinea tonight, then a rest until lifter Christmas when a heiwy schedule of tournaments will run into the new year. Bradley bent Southern Methodist 82-73 as Marvcy Babctch of the Braves set a school home .scoring record of 31 points. Other Big Ten teams also .found It tough sledding. Brigham Yiung upset Michigan 70-GO, Butler downed Northwestern 83-62, DePaul etlgecl Michigan State 76-75 and California took Ohio State 54 50 for the second night in a row. St.Louis, beaten Tuesday night by the University of Washington, came back to whip the Huskies 73-64. and Memphis State upset Nebraska in another interaectional fray Hfl-79. UCLA walloped New Mexico 108-41. APPLYING THE BRAKES—Ed Cunningham, 11, of Brooklyn St. John's seemed to have difficulty pulling himself to a quick stop in a fight for the ball with Temple's Harry Silcox at Madison Square Garden. The Philadelphia squad won. 77-69. (NEA) In Southwest Conference Aggies, TCU Triumph, SMU Bows to Bradley By THE ASSOCIATED I'ltESS The Southwest Conference quit basketball play Thursday until after Christmas, following Wednesday night play that gave the circuit its best record in more than a week. Sports Roundup— Berra as MVP Is Questioned By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK tfl - The election of Yogi Berra as the American League's Most Valuable Player for the past season not only caused some emotional strain in Cleveland but, we learn, has encouraged the Sporting News, the semiofficial house organ of baseball, (o try again to place the annual balloting on a somewhat more sensible basis. He's Valuable Neither the Cleveland adherents nor the St. Louis publication question the fact that the Yankee catch er was an extremely valuable factor in the Yankees' second-place finish. They only point out the obvious—that he would not have won the award if the panel of 24 writers who voted m the competition could have agreed upon which Cleve- land player had the biggest part in bringing the Indians home fiist. In other words, those who thought the Yankees had the league's mast valuable athlete voted the straight Berra lirkt-t. Those who thought that ihc pt'ii- nanl winner must, on the evidence, have had .some prctly valuable !al- cnt on its roster couldn't decide among Larry Doby. Bobby A Vila, Bib Lemon and Early Wynn. Oohy Sfi-ond Doby finished second. Avila third.'Lemon filth nnrt Wynn sixth. Berra was tho only Yankee in the first 10. Me scored 230 pmnt.s. Doty, Avila and Lemon nmoiiK them mustered 599. There plainly is something wrong here, and tho Sporting News is absolutely right in wishing lo do something' about it. However, wo cannot work up liny enthusiasm over its suggested solution—that each leiiRiio name two most valuables each year, a pitcher and a "reguhir." We still think there must he some way of sotting up a list of the principal Candida(es for the clrctins In have ut hand when they sit down to vile, with no more than one mnn from any club a candiadte (or the No. one spot. The only weakness of our scheme is that we haven't yet figured out exactly now each club is going to pick Its man. TAKE IT AMYWHERE-IT'S PORTABLE! Moit popular set in America —100,000 Croiley Super-V's sold in first 60 days Days aflcr Us introduction, the doring Crosley Super-V was accounting for almost > hall the 17" TV's sold. And it'i priced at only $139-95 WALNUT — — FINISHED For the Youngster's Christmas — and now we've got CROSLEY SUPER-V CONSOLES Buy Now On EASY TERMS We Handle Our Own Paper Aluminized Cinemo-Wide Screen — large concerl-qualrty speaker! Controls high on tide lo save you bending! Crosley 21" Super-V Console. Blond finish. $309.95; mahogany finish $199.95; wolnul finish, $189.95 After losing 12 of its last, 15 games, the loop rolled up two victories in three starts as Texas A&M whipped .Pepperdinc 86-84 for the consolation of the West Texu; State holiday tournament, Texas; Christian socked Austin College 97- B5 and Southern Methodist, bowed to Bradley 82-73. Next action in sight is the Southwest Conference tournament at Houston Dec. .27-28-29. Conference play begins Jan. 4. TCU Center Richard O'Neal set three records and the Frogs set a iourlh in the rout of Austin. It WHS the highest varsity score in the school's history. O'Neal Ilite 45 O'Neal's marks were 15 field goalt, 15, free throws and his total of 45 points. Jim Dcatherage paced Austin with 35. The triumph at Canyon was the first of the season for the Aggies. | They pulled even with the West. Coast team late in the game aiir; moved ahead five points before time ran out on a Pepperdine attempt to regain the score. Bill Brophy and John Fortenberry led A&M with 24 and 23 point*. Bill Barnes' 26 points led Pepperdine. Bradley Rallies SMU led 20-11 at the end of the first 10 minutes of the clash with Bradley, but the Braves' Harvey Eabetch began the scoring spree that gave him a 31-point total for the night and the host team forged ahead. The Mustangs tied it twice late in the game, knotting the score 6006 and 10-70 with 4',~ minutes minutes left. Babctch then hit six straight free throws and Stan Albeck dropped n basket through to sew up the decision. Jim Krebs paced SMU with 22 points. Kennett Tourney Starts Monday KENNETT, Mo.—Kennett's Invitational Basketball Tournament will begin Monday nnd continue through Friday with both boys and girls participating in the contest. The first game will start at 2 p.m. Monday. Teams participating will include those from the following cities: Wnrdell. Steele, Arbyrd, Clarkton, Braggadocio, Caruthersville, Hor- Moore Furniture Co. "Save More At Moore's!" 306-310 E. Main — Blythevillc— Phone 2-2G60 BRONCO GENUINE GOODYEAR WELT BOOTS or. built for ottior, ond fun fillod noun.— FLEXIBILITY AND SUPPORT WITH PEGGED SHANKS odd school iho. comfort. A CHRISTMAS GREETING . . . BRINGING EVERY GOOD WISH . . . FOR NOW AND ALWAYS . . . * To Our Many Friends and Loyal Customers! The B. F. Gcotiricii Store 417 W. Main, Blythcvillc, Ark. British Doctors Urge Stiffer Guard Against Ring Injuries LONDON (AP) — British doctors urged boxing authorities today to take new and stiffer safeguards against brain injuries suffered by fighters. The alternative, said the physicians, is to see boxing drop in public favor. The warning came in an editorial in the British Medical Journal, official organ of the British Medical Assn. "It is essential," 'the Journal said, "that the authorities who control both amateur and professional boxing should act on the recom mendatlons given by their medical advisers in order to minimize the risk of brain injury." One British professional, Bobby Callaghan, 22, died recently after collapsing following a fight. His death was attributed to a blow to the head. Two American fighers also died recently after bouts. In the last seven years there have been six boxing deaths among amateurs in Britain. To prevent such deaths, one Lon- nersviHe.. Holcomb, Cardwell, Caruth, Prairie, Kennett, Campbell and Senath. Boys games that will be played Monday are Clarkton versus Braggadocio, Caruthersville versus Hornersville and Wardell versus Steele. Two girls cage games will also be played Monday. don physician suggested a fighter be kept in bed for at least two weeks following a knockout. "Every medical officer," he recommended, should be familiar with the early signs of cerebral damage and should insist on adequate time (during a fight) for full examination." An amateur boxer with a fractured jaw should be permanently suspended. Dr. J. L. Blonstein, honorary medical officer to the amateur boxing assn., said in an accompanying article on amateurs. Dr. Blonstein and Dr. Edwin Clarke .both wrote they favor amateur boxing and that it helps combat juvenile delinquency and may even be suitable as an outlet for psychopathic traits. The main editorial dealt, in general, with the "punch drunk" state: "Psychometric tests may detect the earliest evidence of mental deterioration," the Journal said, "so that the initial 'punch drunk' stages may perhaps be appreciated and the condition either fore stalled or modified by abstinence from boxing." Golden Gloves Bouts Delayed CARUTHERSVILLE — Golden Qloves boxing matches, which had been scheduled for tonight, wer« canceled yesterday, Al Lawrence, secretary of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, stated last night. The bouts, sponsored by the Jaycees, were arranged Tuesday with Senath Golden Glovers. Lawrence said mac a. representative of the Senath group phoned the Caruthersville chairman of the project, Bill Shelby, Wednesday and cancelled the matches. Next Golden Gloves matches Trill be Caruthersville's elimination tournament. That tourney will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5, 6 and 7. UCLA's 1954 grid team, PCC champions, was the highest scoring outfit in the school's history. The Bruins scored 367 points in nine games, winning them a.ll. n/ WHISKY THAT WHISKIES FAMOUS T| MES DISTIUERY tOWSVftU, H£fJTl/C» Its the quality of the whisky that keeps Early Times on top- first for Holiday giving YES, YOU GIVE AND SERVE IT WITH EOUAL PRIDE It's only natural during the holiday season for you to give and serve the one'86 proof straight bourbon that most people buy and enjoy all year long. Embodying the great tradition of Old Style Kentucky Distilling, Early Times is bottled only at the peak of perfection—Truly, Every Ounce a Man's Whisky. caslo^ Q Artfj. 86 Rioof St/uotokb Baus KENTUCKY STRAIGHT 8 0 U R 6 0 N WHISKY • II PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY • LOUISVILLE l| KENTUCKY

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