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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1954 U. S. Takes Firm Grip On Elusive Davis Cup #**¥ * ¥ ¥ ¥ Trabert, Seixas Win in Singles By WILL ORIMSI.KV SYDNEY Australia (AP) — America seized a firm, almost unbreakable grip on the Davis Cup today when two long-frustrated veterans, Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas, fought their way to almost identical four-set victories over young Australian foes in opening singles matches of the challenge round. . Trabert tight-lipped and determined, cut down powerful Lewis Hoad in the first match. 6-4 2-6 12-10, 6-3. Seixas, scrapping 31-year-old United Stales champion, evened a long and embarrassing jinx by trouncing little Ken Rosewall. 8-6, 6-8,^6-4, 6-3. "Two down and three to KO.' exultantly said Bill Talbcrt. non- playing captain of the Americans as he congratulated his victorious ARKANSAS OUTDOORS Commission vV < Game Violators were Commission's Best Cash Customers During 1954 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Game law violators continued to be the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's best cash customers during the past twelve months having paid a total of $72,504 in court assessed fines for their misdeeds. However, Executive-Secretary T. A. McAmis says these collections are only a small percentage of the cost of law" enforcement and the Commission in no way appreciates the business. Enforcement activities are not only expensive but time consuming*. Thousands ot warden hours are spent each year in the detection and apprehension of game laW violators. The results of these activities during the past twelve months wer* 3,048 arrests which represents many times this number of hours devoted to patroling, the making of arrests, the preparation and presentation of evidence and testimony required in court cases. Mow well these duties were performed and the commendable cooperation of our local courts is indicated by the outstanding record of convictions obtained during the past year. The lotnl was 2.942 or more than 96 per cent of the number of arrests. Major Responsibility Although enforcement of ginnc regulations will always be a miijor responsibility of the Commission, changing conditions have made Game Management im even greater responsibility during the past few years. In (act, the adherence to proper game management practices during the past several yeitrs has brought about a Itbcrali/.atlon of many game laws and restrictions . These changes hnve Increased the number of fishing duys for the average sportsman; removed restrictions on the legal size of game fish; and relaxed regulations governing the use and type of artificial bait in our streams and lakes. In its comparatively new role us Game Manager, the Commission has in the past few years acriuircd more than 100,000 acres of public hunting and fishing grounds. The development and management of these projects Is serving to establish for present and future generations a secure sanctuary and wedge ngainst the ingrowing frontiers of modern civiliaztlon. Another phase of the Commission's management progi'um is Its constant war against our game predators, principally wolves and bobcats. This also Is a time consuming and expensive program which is presently being carried out by ten professional trappers employed by the Commission but under the supervision of a Federal trapper. Helps Farmers, Too Although primarily dc.slpncd lo control depredation in our game arefis, Uic pmlntor control program is of Immense value to the state's livestock farmers who are saved untold thousands of dollars in damages which would otherwise be Inflicted by these saviigc predators. The possibility nf, expanding (his proKJ'nin hiis received ten encouraging response from sportsmen's groups and livestock growers alike. A total of ,15ft wolves and 174 bobcats were taken by the professional (nippers year. The response ol Hie public to any program Is lo ti very Inrge extent a Rood measure of Its success. And Judging from (lie wide acceptance and popularity of the Commission's comparatively new management policies program, greater strides in and , this direction Is anticipated In Hie lu- turc. Certainly, the 'keynote of the entire pronram bus been the spirit of cooperation existing between the athletes in the dressing room. "We'll clinch the cup tomorrow in the doubles. And then Wednesday's final singles matches will be Just it formality." Only one other time* in the history of this storied Internationa! tennis competition dating back to 1000 has a team lost the opening two singles and come back to victory. Doubles Tomorrow In tomorrow's doubles, with the United States leading 2-0, America will st-nd out Trabert and Selxas again against Australia's Hoad and wall. The Americans , who have established themselves as the best in the world, will be overwhelmingly favored. Hiury Hopninn, a disappointed Aussie captain, has the choice between Ro-scwall and Hoard or Rex Hartwig and Mervyn Rose, who have a brilliant doubles record. But both HarLwig, Just up from mumps, and Rose, a lefthander of shifting temperament, have been mediocre In practice tills week and appear certain to watch the doubles from the sidelines. "I was very proud of both Tony and Vic," said Talbert, whose ridiculed prediction of n 5-0 .sweep now looks like a good bet. "Both of them followed our b nit In plans almost to the letter nnd they .showed great fight Inn qualities." ^5,578 SiUV Matches A crowd of 25,578. ini'Kc.'H crowd ever to see a tennis match anywhere, .sat in the big wood and steel saucer for the day'.s program nnd most of them took a lingering look at the gleaming Davis Cup as they leil thn arena. Thi.s i.s the fourth year Seixas and Trabert hiive come to Australia in an effort to back the trophy taken to the bottom of the world In lf)50 bill, every previous mission hns been tn vmn. Trabert. hl.s teeth clinched with determination, started shakily against Hoad, who ha.s been in » terrible slump. grimly lo gain But lit- held the decision. on In the 22-eame third set, which lasted more than an hour, Tony fought off one .set point m the 17th grime, twiec came bark from 15-40 on hl.s own service mid won the .set with » powerful .srrve- Commlssion and the sportsmen of; volley exhibition In the -2nd name. II wa.s a real tonic tor ex-.saUor 80WL GENERALS George Welsh, left, directs Navy against Mississippi in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. Preston Carpenter, center, barks signals and blocks for Arkansas against Georgia Tech in the Dallas Cotton Bowl. Jim Contralto guides and passes left-handed for Southern California in its match with Ohio State in the Pasadena Rose Bowl. (NBA) Raft of Tournaments Sets Off Post-Christmas Cage Activity By ED CORRIGAN Tlie Associated Press There will be no rest for the weary this Christmas Week, for, starting today, no fewer than 14 major college basketball tournaments Will be played, pitting an armload of the nation's top teams against each other. Eight of the 13 undefeated big-time teams will play in tournaments. Four others will continue their regular-season schedule, and only one, Auburn with five victories, will not see any action. North Carolina State, which has run up the best, record to date, 9-0, .swings into the Dixie classic at Ra- leiiih. Two of the other unbeaten* Dayton with seven triumphs, and Vlllunova with four, play In the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association's holiday festival in New York. Columbia, 4-0. plays in the Queen City Tournament, In Buffalo, N.Y., Dartmouth, 4-0. and Connecticut. G-0, are In the New England Tour- Lament at Slorrs, Conn.; Florida. 5-0, heads for the Gator Bowl Tournament at Jacksonville, PHa., and Kansas, 4-0, Is the favorite in the Bin Seven event at Kansas City. Kentucky In Action Among the oilier undefeated^, Kentucky, the winner of Its own in- viuitum tournament last week and the No. 1 team in the country in the In test Associated Press poll, will try to run its skein to seven nRfiinfil. -St. Louis and Temple; Pcnn. 6-0, plays Pitt; Vanderbilt with 4-0, goes against Stanford, and Seton Hail, 7-0, tacKles Stanford and Gonzaga. Here are pairings for tournament.. 1 . .starting today: Holiday Festival New York-LaSalle - Syracuse; Niagara - UCLA; Duquesne - Vilianova; Dayton-St. Southwest Conference Dallas — Baylor-Alabama; Texas-Texas. A A. M; Rice-Arkansas: Southern Methodist-Texas Christian. Queen City - Buffalo— FordhnmGcorgelown: Columbia - St. Bonaventura; Yale-Canisius. Idaho Statf and Georgetown play their first round game Tuesday. Big Seven Kansas City — Colorado - Oklahoma; Missouri-Nebraska. Tuesday's first round parings are: Kansas State-California and Kansas-Iowa State. 4 in Gator Meet Gator Bowl Jacksonville—Geor- gia-Spring Hill; Florida - Florida State. Kentucky Invitational Louisville —Eastern Kentucky-Western Kentucky; Louisville-Murray. All-American Owensboro, Ky. — Cincinnati - Mississippi; Evansville- Denver; Kentucky Wesleyan-Rhode Island; Maryland-Texas Tech. Motor City Detroit — Wayne- Ponn State; Detroit-Toledo. . Dixie Classic Raleigh, N.C. .— North Carolina-Southern California; North Carolina State-Cornell; Wake Forest - Minnesota; Duke- West Virginia, Hofstra Invitation Hempstead, N. Y. — Lehigh-Hofstra, Cortiand-Del- aware. St. Peters' N.J. meets Lafayette and Marietta plays Wagner Tuesday. Three get under way tomorrow night—the Richmond Festival, the Pacific Coast Northern Division and the New England, while the Sugar Bowl event starts Wednesday. Sports Roundup— Will Army and Irish Follow Navy? the state. And If past success n ny ind ica I ion of f n tu re prog rcss our .sportsmen can look forward to even greater progress during the New Year — and may it be a good one (or all of us. Experience in Bowls Favors Georgia Tech DALLAS (AP) — If experience is the payoff, Georgia Tech should win the Cotton Bowl football game in a breeze Saturday. The Yellow Jackets, who clash, Jones and Daughcrly. then with Arkansas in the Dallas fen-j men, played against Baylor in the Traberl: of Cliu'lnwUi, taken 4-1 and -l-li leads ture, hnve been In so many bowl games they're as common as regular season contests. This is the fourth straight year for Tech to had set only to have Hoad rally to tic it up. KllllUll .lllIX Hoart. who' had explained his year-long slump recently by saying he was "fed up" with tennis, served eight double faults and most of them were costly. Seixas, who had tost to \vall eight of the nine limes they had met and the six limes in a i'ow, made good Ills boast he would end the Indian sign. He followed Captain Talbcrl'.s instructions to serve to Ro.scwall's forehand and move to the net, .swiftly; also to at lark Rosewall's second service and, If possible, the Orange Bowl, winning 17-H. Brig, man. however, didn't get in tlmtl f »'- st with «• « hot to lhc forehand. game. ' Morris. Jones and Daunherly! Vic followed Irately to the o u r campaign Ily GAVLK TALBOT NEW YORK i/T) — The Sugar Bowl, by .sweet-talking Navy into making an appearance at New Orleans, not only has landed the outstanding attraction on Ihe New Year's Day program but, has scored a victory over its bowl rivals which could have a lusting and important effect upon the whole business of post-season football, By ROing its own resolute way and declining to lie itself up with any athletic conference, as its principal rivals have done, the Sugar Bowl officials took a big gamble. A yenr K&O it landed them in trouble. They even had difficulty selling tickets to their West Virginia-Georgia Tech attraction. But they can forget that sad experience now and look forward with some confidence to ruling the roost. It's a Good Bel Since Navy, one of the most glittering of the independents, has play in a major bowl and there 1 have never known imytluuu except' Mild. "I was very proud ot him." are three members of the team j victory in bowl warfare, because ! Rosewall had two set points in who have made all of Ihrm. {Tech beat Mississippi 2-1-7 in the, the Ilrsl set nguinst Scixas. hold- These three are Larry Morris. 1053 Sugar Bowl and West Virginia | Ing a -10-15 lead in Ihe ninth game the great center; Buddy Jones,! -12-19 In the 1954 Sugar Howl. ! but Seixas pulled out with a .strong end, and Ben Daugherty, tackle, j Arkansas doesn't even have the \ volley to the bnckline and then » Bill Brigrnan. quarterback, was on's;ime coach when it appeared i forcing shot nt Rosrwall's feet the squad in 1952 when Morris, j in a bowl game — the Dixie Bowl which wa.s flubbed into the net. ; ! m 19-18. i Hopman said he hud nominated j B\it Arkansas beat a lot ol teams •• Hoad and Rosewall for the dmi- | with much more experience dur-! ble.s but reserved the right 10 ; ing the 1954 campaign and won't! make a change an hour before : be frightened by Georgia Tech's ( nc match. j Kre;U bowl vecovd. In individual \ „ stars, the kn/.orbaeks are a.s good or better than Tech. Henry Moore, the Razorback fullback, gained l>67 yards rushing compared to 442 for Tech's top runner. Jimmy Thompson. I George Walker, the sophomore: NEW ORLEANS ..-I'. Navy and Arkansas tailback, completed 451 Mississippi were set toda> to open letter." Tnlbertj broken the ice in consenting to play Mississippi on Saturday, it is the next thing to a mortal cinch that Army and Notre Dame will become receptive to similar bids in short order. Neither of the latter schools has been quite as dead set against bowl games us one might think. All they needed wns a little shoving, really. Army, a.s a mailer of fact. would hnve gone to the Rose Bowl in a holy minute in 1046 if it had been uskcd. That was the last year of the great Davis-Blanchard combination, and West Point officials would have liked to exhibit their wondrous scoring machine on the West Coast, As we recall, though, the Coast Conference already had committed itself to its present bowl pact with the Big 10 and could not invite the Cadets. Navy Stole the March A.s almost everyone must be aware by this time, there is considerable rivalry between our two service academies. Neither school especially likes for the other to receive more than its fair share of publicity, and there is no question that Navy stole a march in that Alabama, Baylor Meet in First Game of SWC Tourney Today respect this time. As for Notre Dame, (here hnve been recurring rumors for several years that the Irish were about ready to play In a bowl game if the right invitation came along. One hears that there has been -some pressure from the alumni. So far the rumors hnve been strongly denied as fast as they popped up, but they might not be the next Ume. The new coach, Terry Brennan, being very young and ambitious, might feel differently about post-season activities than his predecessor, Frank Leahy, did. Tiie Irish have not played in a bowl since 1925. One of the reasons Army has advanced for not accepting bowl bids recently was that such a trip \voulcl deprive members of their tram of their Christmas vacations. Navy, by waiting until today to fly to New Orleans, has demonstrated that the rigors of travel no longer are what they used to be. The enthusiasm with which the Middies voted to play in the Sugar Bowl also proved that they did not regard tne expedition as a hardship. Pro-King Browns Proved Some Points Cleveland Clobbers Detroit 56-16 for 2nd NFL Crown By JERRY L1SKA CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns today owned a rare second National Football League title after an astounding 56-10 dethroning of the Detroit Lions which proved: 1. Cleveland's "retiring" quarterback. Otto Graham, showed enough voltage at 33 — three touchdown passes and three scoring smashes —to warrant doubt he will quit pro ball as he says, 2. That you can't believe what you see on the TV screen (the game-turning play favored the Browns after what appeared a neutralizing double-infraction on TV). 3. That the same two teams playing in the same city on successive Sundays won't kill your crowd. 4. That statistics are little white lies (the Browns had only a slight edge over the two-time league champion Lions i. Much Fantastic There was much of the fantastic about Paul Brown's tremendous crushing of a Detroit jinx in yesterday's game, played under perfect (for Dec. 26) weather conditions. It, ended a Lion quest for an unprecedented third straight NFL title. The Browns won their first triumphs in nine starts against a Buddy Parker-coached Lion team, but the runaway didn't develop until after a first quarter tide-changer which puzzled TV viewers. This came, with Detroit ahead 3-0 on Doak Walker's field goal. Cleveland's punter was roughed on the same play in which Detroit's receiver apparently signaled for a fair catch then wa.s clobbered, deep in Lion territory. Funter Roughed The Brown punter, Horace Gil- lorn, was racked up by Lion guard Harley Sewell, just after lofting a fourth-down punt to Detroit's Jug Girard. After signaling a fair catch, Girard moved three strides to his right and did not have control of the ball when he was smacked down. What the TV audience never learned was that officials ruled Girard, "muffing the ball," never had enough control to warrant infraction of the fair-catch ruling. That left the roughing-the-punter violation standing alone, instead of being wiped out in a double penalty. So Cleveland got a first down on Detroit's 35 and two plays later, Graham hurled a 37-yard touchdown pass to speedy Ray Renfro. That was the game's turning point. The Browns took a 7-3 lead and steadily enlarged it. Laync Couldn't Go Detroit's Bobby Layne for the first time in the Lion-Brown rivalry compared poorly with Graham. Laync had six passes intercepted, and every break went against him. Statistically, the Browns out- rushed Detroit by a scant 140 to 136 yards, and in passing the Lions were ahead, 195 to 163. But what the figures didn't tell was how Graham outwitted and outmeneu- vcred the Lions. Passing twice to Renfro and onca to end Peie Brewster for touchdowns, and in smashing over from the 5-yard line and 2 and 1-foot lines, "Graham set three playoff marks. Graham's three touchdowns set title-game scoring marks with 18 points, most six-pointers and most touchdowns by running. After the six touchdowns Graham either passed or carried, the Browns produced a 12-yard touchdown run by Curly Morrison and a 10-yard scoring scamper by Chel i Hanulak. ' Lou (The Toe i Groza of Cleveland made eight conversions. Chicks Resume Drills Tomorrow It's Bock to Practice Court for Tribe After 10-Day Layoff After enjoying a 10-day Christmas .layoff, BlytheviUe's Chickasaws return to the practice courts tomorrow to begin preparations for resuming their basketball activity. Coach Jimmy Fisher has called f. practice session, for tomorrow and will begin whipping his team into shape for the Northeast Arkansas Invitational tournament which is next on the Chicks' agenda. The Chicks, undefeated In five outings, will have only one week in which to get ready for the tournament which annually is one of the toughest in the state. The Chicks a re scheduled to meet Walnut. Ridge in their first tournament action Jan, 3. Leochville Takes Two From Hoxie LEACHVILLE — Leachville's junior and senior basket- bailers hung up two more victories last Thursday night as they defeated Hoxie in their final pre-Chrut- mas appearance. The junior Lions were victorious in their outing: thumping Hoxie 52-31. Kenneth with 22 and Towel With 17 paced the junior Lions. Leachville's senior Lions had trouble finding their shooting eyes i in the second same but managed j to walk off with a 68-62 win over Hoxie. Blocker will. 21 and Ray with 17 j High for the Lions. Mariini Cotton Bowl Special Train Is Planned G. L. Smythe, general agent for the St. Louis-Southwestern Railway Lines here, today announced the departure and arrival times for the Cotton Belt's Cotton Bowl special train. The special train i.s scheduled to leave Jonesboro at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and, arrive in Dallas at 6:40 a.m. the following day. Following the Cotton Bowl game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Georgia Tech the special train will leave Dallas at 9 p.m. Jan. 1 and arrive in Jonesboro at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 2. Tickets for the special train may be purchased at the Cotton Belt's offices here and must be purchased not later than midnight Dec. 29, Mr. Smythe said. Pullman service on the train is also available. Persons desiring further information should contact Mr. Smythe at 3-3181 in Blythe* ville. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Minneapolis 87. Boston 82 Syracuse 97. New York 92 (over- with 19 and Gates with n paced j time) Hoxie. Fort Wayne 109, Philadelphia 98 Bucceroni, Brion Fight Tonight t— This couiri bv NEW YORK the last year of ring neiivitv tor either Dan Bucceroni or Cosai Brion, and maybe for both. Oner both were ranking heavyweit'hi.s and they Mill yearn to return to the heights. The two. tall heavies meet in what could be hilled a.s a battle lor survival nt New York's St. Nicholas Arena tonight Dumont-TV, 9 p.m CST. Wildcat Billy McNecce .a crowd pleasing 22-year-old middleweight from Islip. N. Y., takes on veteran Bobby Dykes of Miami at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway in the oUicr TV show tonight ABC-TV. 9 p.m. Boardwalk BiUy Smith of Atlantic City, N. J., and Paul Andrew? of Buffalo, N. Y., a couple of light heavyweight contenders, battle u out Wednesday in Miami CBS-TV, 0 p.m. for the right to meet light heavyweight champion Archie Moore in a title fight in New York in February. In the top bout- of the week undefeated Cisco The Kid Andrade of Compton, Calif., takes on Ralph Dupas, 19-year-old New Orleans cutle, Saturday night in a 10- rounder between high vankviis lightweight contenders at New Or- leanB' Municipal Stadium ABCTV, « p.m. The winner would make a good title opponent (or champion Jimmy Carter. Navy, 0!e Miss Getting Ready • NEW ORLEANS ..-I'. -- Nav; ! Mississippi were sol toda> Hy MAX U. SKKLTON HOUSTON i.-Vi Alabama, n siivm-; pro-tournament favorite, meets Haylor today 2 p.m. CSTi in the opening ptmr of the 4th annual ?oiilh\\vst Conference Basket bal: tournament. It uas the Mrst linir the Uuin \\as favored cncr the seven umlomicr schools. The Crimson Tide's n-\ season record and an injury that sidelined the high ol 85 passes for 60.1 yards com-j final practice sessions tor their New Art Barnes, laplam ol pared to .TO of 77 for 573 bv Brie- • Year's Day football battle m the I scoring Southern Melhodlsl Mils- man. the lending Tech thrower.! Sugar Howl. • j tnnps, make Alabama the choice to ' Navy will drill ai. Tulane Uni •1 »«•«<• through to the chnmpion- verslty while MisMssippi will hole. I ship Imphy it.s sessions at Biloxi. Miss., nbollt 90 miles from New Orleans on the Gulf Const. Navy rules a three-point favor- ile. mainly because of the Middies' Tech thrower. Preston Carpenter, Arkansas blocking back, caught 21 passes lor 284 yards while Henry Hair, Tech'.-, line wingman, snared 24 for 270. Six-Man Bout Tops Mat Card It'll be six man tag wrestling again tonight in the main event of the American Legion's matches at Memorial Auditorium. And Promoter Mike Meroney has lined up another stellar card for his last showing of 1954. Three top notch toughics, Butch Boyette, Al Oetz and Walter Sirois are shedulcd to compose one of the two three-men teams. Meeting them will be Jack Welch, Don McGee and Don Fields, This bout is expected to stack up equally with last week's rough nnd tumble six man brawl thn 1 . turned out to be a free for nil all the way. And in addition to the six man bout, three one fnll matches are also on the card. j 21-20 victory over powerlul Army ; in thr season finale. SMI! I'lavs TCU SMU linri been tabbed the team most likely to meet the tide in Wednesday night's finals but. the Mustangs were to meet dangerous TeX; as Christian iu S p.m. tonight without Barnes a 6-foot senior guard. Barnes \viis injured last week in a Ruine Indiana and did not make the Houston trip. Other first round games paired Te\us against Texas A. & M. -\ p.m. and Rice, the defending champion, against Arkansas 7 p.m. In '53 Consolation Alabama defeated Baylor for iht consolation championship last eyar with a sophomore-dominated team. The Tide again is led by Jerry Harper, a 6-8 forward who made; the nil-tournament loam as a soph- ' oinore a year ago. Harper scorea 427 points !a-st sea.son. In six games this year he has averaged 21.'J points. i Texas Christian, paced by Dick • O'Neal, a 6-7 sophomore, carries the ' best record among the Southwest j teams, five victories RgauAst three •; defeats. HOOTMON! What Used ferm Implement ftiqains ftull find At0 MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. South Highway 61 Phan* 3-4434 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 27 8:15 p.m. Adults SOc — Children 15c GIANT 6'MAN TAG MATCH WALTER SIROIS JACK WELCH ALGETZ VS. DONMcGEE BUTCH BOYETT DON FIELDS 90 MINUTE TIME LIMIT-BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS ALSO 3 THRILLING ONE FALL MATCHES 30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT

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