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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 28, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 28, 1954 Kentucky Clings to No. 1 Spot in Basketball Poll * * * * * ¥ * * N.C. State Takes Over 2nd Place By THE ASSOCIATED 1'KKSS Kentucky's unbeaten Wildcats used the very effective system of defeating two of their outstanding rivals to retain the No. 1 spot in the national standing of the college basketball teams today. The Wildcats, who won their own tournament last week by turning back Utah and LaSnlle, received 79 of the 101 first-place votes. in the weekly Associated Press poll of sports writers and sportscasters and piled up a total of 9(13 points. The Kentuckians, idle since the tournament victory, have won five games. There was some general shifting * * * of positions as the result of last week's contests but only one new team in the top 10. San Francisco, winner of .seven of ite eight games, jumped from n tie for 17th to fifth on the strength of a victory in the Oklahoma City tournament. North Carolina State's unbeaten Wolf pack moved up three notches into second place while LaSalle advanced one into third In a close Most Top 10 Teams Win in Tourneys By SHELDON SAKOWITZ The Associated Press The nation's top-ranking collegiate basketball teams were off to good starts in the merry holiday tournament whirl with only two court powers suffering reversals in first-round games. Among the first !0 in the weekly Associated Press poll, only 10th. ranted Niagara lost yesterday. The lone casualty in the second 10 was Southern California, ranked No. 14. Niagara (6-2) bowed to UCLA (7-1) in the third annual BCAC Festival at New York 88-86 and Southern California was beaten by North Carolina 67-68 In the Dixie Classic at Raleigh. North Carolina State (No. 2). shooting for Its fifth Dixie Classic title, extended Its unbeaten string Brion, McNeece Get Decisions Bucceroni, Dykes Are Victims in New York Fights By JACK HAND NEW YORKT i/n — The state o( boxing at the close of 1054 can be eummed up in one short sentence —win two and you're n contender. Cesar Brion, nn oft beaten heavy weight giant from Argentina, and BUI McNeece, a roiiRh nnd ready crowd pleaser from Central Islip, N.Y. are the latest, examples. Threaln Tcip 10 Both Brion and McNece threat- to 10 in » row with a 95-61 victory LaSnllc (No. 3) crushed Syracuse 10:1-54. matching the till-llme college teitm .scoring high at Mudl- son Square Gurtlen. Undefeated Dayton (No. 4) won its seventh straight, with u 70-56 triumph over St. John's of Brooklyn. Botli Raines were pnvl ol New York's festival tourney. Dti(|iii'!Hie Advanced Duqucsnc (No. 8) also cnpturcd its opening-round Garden contest, turning 'bnek Vlllanovn 87-08. Si Green .scored 38 points—30 in the second half, a Garden record. Missouri (No. 11) bent Nebraska 75-58 In the Bl£ Seven Tournament nt Kansas. Alnbnma (No. 12) cclscd Baylor 7(l-fi7 in the Southwest Conference Tournament at Houston. Louisville i No. 131 crushed Murray State 108-83 in the Kentucky Invitational at Louisville. Duke (No. Ifli defending tournament champion, posted a 92-79 success over West Virginia in the Dixie Clas-sle to boost, its record to brush with Dayton. Dayton, winner of all its eight game.s, jumped two spots. The count on the basis of 10 points (or first, 9 for second, etc., Wave N.C. State 587 points. LH- Halle 407, Diiylon 466 • and San Francisco 422. Illinois was ranked .sixth with 403 points, followed by Utah, Duquesne. George Washington and Niagara.' Missouri dropped out of the top 10, falling from 7th to llth. The leaders, with first - place votes in parentheses; 1 Kentucky (79) 903 2, N.C. State (ID 58V 3. LaSalle Uj 407 Dayton (5) 466 San Francisco (5) 422 Illinois 4(l3 Utah 330 Duquesne 214 G, Washington ICO 10. Niagara 11. Missouri 12. Alabama (5-1) 13. Louisville 14. Southern Gal 17. Pennsylvania 18. Duke 19. Iowa 20. Ohio State 145 128 124 W .97 ..73 M 58 .57 j ARMED MEN—George Shaw. left, of Oregon and California's Paul Larson, two of the nation's passing leaders, are the West's answer to the's Ralph Gugliclmi of Notre Dame in the Shrine Game lor Crippled Children" in San Francisco on New Year's D.-w (NEA) fioyef fe, Get z Sirois Win Mat Feature Waller Sirots. Butch Boyettc and Al Get/, walked off with all the -QUHi Diiun turn mnii-ii; nut in-- — — en to crack the top 10 alter las; I marbles in the six-man UK mnlch night's victoiies. both split tkvi- »™ln eviM^of th(1i ^ nuir \ l "'i l }_. 1 ^" sions at that. Brion barely bent . rangy Dan Bucceroni of Philadelphia at St. Nicholas Arena. McNeece made his aggressive Indies Dion's wrestling mali-hes at Memo- '"U""." K.s± h 'o ,' ,h, ;>e entry",*,'«;,« >,c W uniii Y Christmas Tournaments Underway The nniiiuil "Y" Christmas tournaments got under way nt tiic "Y" nium- room yesterday morn- IIIK, the chess players .starting the competition with IB entries vicing for honors. Since this is a "round robin" event, the chess players will continue all week and the plnyer wjth the highest percentage of wins will be declared the wln- The checker lourney began this niol<lli "K < lt 10:0 ° o'clock with tip- ;rrr-;i^i,; rh :i^: ouch player playing all the others and IB scheduled to wind up Friday afternoon. Most of the excitement centers around the pinp pong tournament, an "open" event, which is scheduled lo take off WcdiK'Kclny morning at 10:00 o'clock. Drawings for position will tnke place at that time and the matches begin irn- medmtrly. It has Just been Icurnod LhiU Cur roll Kniipp, In si year's champion, will he oiil of town and will not defend his title. This Icnvos the field wide open uml Ihe coin- ;cd team of Don Fields, .luck Welch pay oftagainst experienced Bobby i"'" 1 »«" Mc °''''' '" M ," " lok "" M " Dykes of Miami nt Brooklyn's 11".™- V ,°' """,„ , , Vflntpr« Pirkwnv • 1)0111 WlU. (Hit 1 OI UH 1 IOIl(,Psl. Fnrml *"- ' L ' vt ' r lu ' lfl 1UM ' e ' li:x "' [lf1 "^ thl " time for the drawings (10:00 a.m. Wednesday i and any local or visiting players may enler. The tourney will be rmnplt'tt'd Thursday. It Arkansas Beats Rice In SWC Tourney Play By MAX II. SKELTON HOUSTON (AP) — Arkansas, the only 1953 winner to repeat in first-round play this year, joins Texas Christian, Texas A&M and guest team Alabama tonight in the semi-final of Ihe 4lh annual Southwest Conference basketball tournament. Georgia Tech's Aerial Threat Shouldn't Bother Razorbacks By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — Georgia Tech has promised to throw passes all over the lot Saturday when it meets Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl and that might bring some old-time Southwest Conference football because Arkansas 1 record shows it can go in the air with the best Arkansas hasn't done much passing this season but what it has done has been topi — 52.2 per cent completions, which is better than Georgia Tech's 47.6. Coach Bobby Dotld of Georgia Tech always throws a lot in a bowl game. His reasoning is that while a team may gel olf on its running plays because o( th,e layoff between the regular season and the bowl game, it is just as good at passing. Dodd has said he'll throw 20 or 30—and ,40, if necessary—In the Cotton Bowl. Coach Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech always throws a lot in a bowl game. Kis reasoning is that while a team may get off on its running plays because of the layoff between the regular season and the bowl- game, it Is just as good Ring Deaths Down, Only Six This Year NEW YOEK (AP) — Six boxers died in 1954 from ring injuries — a sharp drop from the record 22 in 1953 — Ring Magazine disclosed yesterday in a copyrighted article in its February issue. Editor Nat Fischer of the monthly* boxing publication called the decline in fatalities from the year before one of the few bright spots in an otherwise drab year for the sport. Fleischer and his worldwide staff selected heavyweight champion Marciano as "Fighter of the year" award. In 1953, 12 pros and 10 amateurs, died following ring injuries. Eight of the fatalities occurred in the United States and 14 in foreign countries. Navy Making Use of Bowl Publicity The Razorbacks face Alabama, lite prc-tournanfcnt favorite and 1211) ranked team In the iiiition at 7:30 p.m. TCU plays the Aggies In the 9 p.m. nightcap. Coiifjnlation piny opens this afternoon as Rice, last yeiir's tourney champion and conference co-titlist, pliiys Baylor at 2 p.m. and Southern Methodist takes on Texas at Arkansas was the only team lo win with anything less than a final-second surge in yesterday's openers. The Razorbacks whipped Rice 73-6G. Alabama nudged Baylor 70-67, TCU nipped SMU 74-71 and Texas A&M beat Texas 66-81. Trailed 13 Points at Half The Arkansas triumph was non too secure, in spite of the seven- point difference:, The Porkers dropped behind a.s far a.s 13 points and trailed 36-27 al half time before pulling even six minutes before the end of the game. They never trailed thereafter, although Rice tied it 58-58 and 60-60. Guard Carroll Scro^cms led the rally in the early moments of the second half with 10 points. The SMU-TCU clash brought together the teams favored in the conference race which opens Jan. •1. and the outcome did 111 tie to Alabama hit 41 per cent of its floor .shots, best shooting of the daay. in whipping Baylor. Forward Dennis O'Shea gave the Tide its victory with a field goal and a free shot in the final seconds after Albert While's free shot tied it 37-37 with less than three minutes remaining. Texas led 23-20 in field goals but fell behind 2G-15 nt the free throw line In the Longhorns' upset loss to the Aggies. A&M forward John Fortenbury set a new record for free throws with 13 in 15 attempts. H rubbed out a record set by George Scaling of Texas in 1952 when he sank 12 of 18. Each side blew a nine-point lead before A&M pulled from behind In the lasl five minutes. 3 Amateurs, 3 Pros In 1954. three amateurs and three pros succumbed, four here and two abroad. There wasn't a pro death until Nov. 30 when British welterweight Bobby CaUaghan died in London aiter boxing a six round draw. Then Ralph Weiser, a Portland, Ore., lightweight champion, from Los Angeles, died on successive days, Dec. 11 nnd Dec. 12th. Safety Measures Cited The amateur victims were Police Constable Vaipou Ainu'u, 35, 'at Samoa, Feb. IB; Airman Jesse L. Hylton, 22. at Oakland, Calif., and Aviation Ordnanceman M. G. Byrd, 22. at Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 9. Fleischer listed increased safety measures and closer cooperation among the state commissions as the major reasons for the decline In fatalities. NEW ORLEANS (#>) football team, playi its Navy's second bowl game, is taking full advantage of the publicity to recruit personnel—but it is for Uncle Sam's Navy not for the Naval Academy. The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi, which surround this port city, have started an enlistment campaign with the prize of a ticket to Saturday's Navy-Mississippi Sugar bowl football game going to each enrollee. The recruits are being divided into two platoons, the Pelicans from Louisiana and the Rebels from Mississippi. Additionally, the Navy is bringing in the 14,000 ton aircraft carrier USS Monterey to serve as a hotel for any Midshipman who might show up above the 1,200 allotted housing at two nearby Naval Bases. Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Charles S. Thomas will attend. An 83 -man Navy Band is being brought here for the game. Those are but the trimmings to the football game in which navy continues as a 3 point favorite. at passing. He'll Throw Plenty Dodd has said he'll throw 20 or 30—and 40, if necessary—in th» Cotton Bowl. Coach Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech always throws a lot in a bowl game. His reasoning is that while a team may get off on its running plays because of the layoff between the regular season and the bowl game, it is just as good at passing. Dodd has said he'll throw 20 or 30--and 40, if necessary—in the Cotton Bowl. Coach Bowden Wyatt at Arkansas has said he isn't nearly so concerned about Tech passing as he is its "belly series" in rushing. This play, which is Tech's bread and butter and is used about half the time, was thrown at Arkansas only once during the season—by Southern Methodist. Arkansas hasn't effectively stopped it yet. Arkansas has had a strong defense against passing, holding the opposition to 39 per cent of its throws and intercepting 17. A favorite trick of the Razorbacks was to give ground deliberately when the opposition started "home run" passing in its own territory. Wyatt's theory was that when you narrowed the space in which the other team had to throw you could defend against it better. Only one touchdown pass was thrown against Arkansas in 10 games. That was by Southern Methodist. The ace passer of Georgia Tech is Bill Brigman, who completed 39 of 77 for 573 yards and a percentage or50.6. This, however, was bettered by George Walker, the versatile Arkansas tailback, who connected on.45 of 85 for 603 yards and a percentage of 53.0. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn Co. Fnrrnl Fichu..* j e ,, Jo |»1K h, , ri ^ n«"Kl ,,!„>• will be completed Brion 203. kept on top ot h«rd-|^M'ta™ »» 1! - 1 ; |1 \ hulIp ™J l ^ W o<l,,o«d»y hitting Bucceroni, 1!)5', to earn t"^ wi(h ,, e ftlU tho (lrst R0ln( , - 2 '> \ Aw "''d" wll! no (n the winners o! decision. , ' ' ' ~ i>first and second places in each In Brooklyn. McNeece, 1(3. (ore- J;' nn[1 G( , u „, ' tournament ed aU the lighting ngninsi back- j ,,,,,,,,,„„ hv • ( ..,,pt.inn K [he first anrii pedalmB Dykes IBM,. But. mnny ol , „ . d . „ ; , , on|v Uu . Sl . t . lind . ' ,.„,„,., ... ,. ,,, iml |.,, p,.,,,| s m ,| his punches landed on gloves and arms. Dykes was sharper when lie The first round was a lem;lhy - the clincher affair that was spi riled by frequent! .. . _.,.. . s sharper vv.ien He . lff ,,j,. t i iat WHS spirited by frequent ; after a wild hi chose to stand and light., whu-h; tn , P (or nlls 111K t „ wido disregard, eri a belated : of the rules by everybody. ' " •- • by pinning Sirois .lite of fisticuffs halt- d hid by Sirois and . The Hunirci Frogs jumped to a nine-point lend in Ihe first hnlf. bill needed every tint they had lo I^nin (he ileci.slon after intermission. SMU tied the score 70-70 with 3'j minutes loft. Ray Warren slapped in a rebound for a 72-70 TCU lead and Bill Rstill brike into Ihe last 90 record shared by SMU and Rice. Sports Roundup— Boxer Has Had Many Monickers Tech Guarding Against Injuries ATLANTA I/PI— Still hopeful ol huvliiB all his players nhlc-tiodiecl Conch Bobby Dodd today planned another brisk, no-contact, footbal tlvill tor his Cotton Bowl-bourn! Engineers. Thr Georgia Tech coach though! everyone would be In good shape alter a seven-day Christmas holiday layoff. But when the squad re- nssrinbled yesterday end Bill Sennett. puss catcher deluxe, was bedded down with in fluenza. Another . during the layoff and jogged through the two-hour drill in sweat clothes. After drills today and tomorrow. the team will fly Thursday morning to Dallas. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Cosnr Brion. 203. Argentina, outpointed Dan Buccer- •li. 195 1 .,, Philndt'lnhia. 10. Brooklyn — Billy McNYece, 165. Central l?l!p. N. Y.. outpointed Bobby Dykes. Hil :l 4. Miami. 10. Providence. R. I, — Curley Monroe. 139. Worcester, outpointed Rorky Sulliviin, 136'^. Boston, 10. By MLI1KAV KOSK i (For C.aylc Talhot} NEW YORK '.r - They once; called him Billy Smith, i then it became Disappearing Billy, i and now, close to ihe iop in the i third phase of hi.-, career, he's' Boardwalk Billy Smith. : The Oakkmd and Boardwalk ' nicknames are ea>y to unclerMand. i He once fought out of ihe California city and now he's domiciled | in Atlantic City. j As for the "Dihappearinc" mon-! icker, Biily would just as .soon for- j get about it. At 33. he- is in top shape and clamoring for a title; shot at ItghL heavyweight chain- j pion Archie Moore, who beat him three times. The of those I fights earned Smith the "DLsap- j pearmg" monicker. | Meets Andrews Wednesday : Smith takes on utl], power-punch- ; ing Paul Andrews in Miami to- ; morrow night and the winner has \ been promised a February shot at j Moore in Madison Square Garden, j "I'm looking forward to meeting Archie again." said Billy before he departed for the Southland. "This lime I figure I'm somp to take him. It would be a ^reai fight for about six rounds. Then , his age (Moore is 38 > i.s yonna catch up on him." . Billy started mes.sir.js ^'I'.h Moore back in 1946 when he r^ld Archie to a 12-round draw. In :•*. •; fights tn 1048 with Moore, Billy lost R ID-round decision, then was t kayoed in four rounds. ' Thai led up lo then 1 KIM mcctini: in Portland. Ore.. Jan. u. 11*51 Thr Iii: lit \vas slow and a boil I even until the .sixth, when Billy poundi'd Moore .' ruund (lie nnt;, then decked him with a n^hi for an ei.qht count. Billy tried to im- ish him off but couldn't. In ihe seventh Smith was on the run. Midway in the oit^luh Smith dropped his hands to listen to .some shouting; from IILS seconds in the corner. Archie took advantage to drop him with a haymaker right. Billy got up at nine and went on Ins bicycle. Archie ciuiiUn uy> \vi\Yi In in. however, and draped him over ihe ropes with n n^ht. Then, to Die amay.iMiient of the crowd, Billy just parted the ropes, rhnilH'd through and fled to his div.iMiiL; room. Hilly said afterwards Unit he thnia:h! Moore was t>>od. and tired ;uid lu- planned to vo;ist along nnd catch Archie Inter. He smd his cnnii'i men nnd l lie releree kept ycllinu; al him (o ficht. ; "I finally,jusi s*ot dls^iMod with Hie whole thmtr." said Billy then. i What arc his reactions to the ; episode now? | "I guess he was Bivintr me too i much trouble." replied Billy. "I'm ! i\ difterent person now." j That peculiar loss to Moore was ; Smith's Inst, defeat. Since then lie's hud seven fights nnd won them all. .six by knockouts. O EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE 122 E. Main • phone 3-9713 Owned A- 0|>craled by Eddie S»llb» Out of $ Every Could Be Yours.JOME and CET IT! How much an- ynn paying for fire insurance? 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