The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 28, 1954
Page 9
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 28, 1954 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Seixas, Trabert Bring Davis Cup Back to U.S. Hoad and Rosewall Beaten in Doubles By WILL GRIMSLEY SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert returned international tennis supremacy to the United States today with a masterful doubles exhibition which clinched the 1954 Davis Cup Challenge Round a day ahead of schedule. It was the darkest day of Aus- sideline. — - . Trabert Elated „,„,.„ ,,.,,.,.,c. u ... „ ,^.^-^j -.- Trabert threw his, racquet in the defeat for the Sydney twins—Lewis air and leaped from the ground Hoad and'Ken Rosewall. who went with a wild whoop. He threw his down fighting 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. -The plucky Australians, down final set, fought off four match points with some brilliant volleying to carry it into an excitin overtime which kept a crowd 25,518 at White City in an uproar. But it was only postponing the inevitable because in the 18th game the Americans slammed to advantage again on little Rosewall's service and clinched the match and the cup on a brilliant forehand shot by Trabert down the arms around Seixas and went over „„.„, „ to shake hands with the crestfallen 4-5 and love-40 on Rosewall's Australians, theo accepted the con- service in the 10th game of the gratulations of Captain Bill Talbert. Harry Hopman. the little Aus- n ° tralian captain who led the successful campaign to bring the cup from U.S. shores and who has been the mentor in all subsequent defenses, was a forlorn figure on the sideline as he watched his tennis castle crumble. But he grabbed his two young proteges around the shoulders and accompanied them to the dressing room. Thus the Challenge Round which experts predicted would be perhaps the closest in history became a complete rout with the Americans leading 3-0 in the best- ol-five series. To Ask Substitute Talbert announced that he would ask Hopman for permission to substitute Hamilton Richardson Jr.. the Rhodes scholar from Baton Rouge, La., for Trabert in tomorrow's meaningless final singles matches. He explained that Tony has blisters on his racquet hand. Originally, he intended to rest Seixas. Talbert said the conquest was the result of a full year's planning. And, he added: "I must give full credit to the boys. They had a pattern cut out for them "and they followed it to Caruthersvilie V/ins at Kennett Tigers Victorious Over Hornersville In Tourney Play KENNETT, Mo. — Caruthersville's Tigers swamped Hornersville's boys 73-60 here last night in Kennett's invitational tournament. Hemmingway, who scored 25 of Hornersville's points, was high pointer for the night. McClanahan was high for Caruthersville with 17. The Tigers' Willis and Logan Cook, each scored 15 points. Caruthersvilie held a 41-28 margin at halftime and the only time Hornersville was ahead in the game was in the early minutes. In yesterday afternoon's opening competition in the tournament, Arbyrd's girls defeated Kennett 60-52. Overbay was high with 35 points for Arbyrd. Hively led Kennett with 22. Clarkton's boys won over Braggadocio 67-49 in the tournament's first boys games yesterday afternoon. Gum, who racked up 25 points, was high for Clarkton. Bryant was high for Braggadocio with 16. Hornersville's girls ran over Clarkton 51-22 in last night's first game. Jaco led Hornersville with 28 points and high for Clarkton was Edwards with 10. Wardell Wins In last night's final game Steele stopped Warden's high scoring Jerry Burnett but lost the ball game 50-48 in the process. Steele kept Burnett closely covered all night with two and sometimes three men guarding Wardell's flash and they held him to a mere five points. . But they couldn't stop Burnett's floor game and keep him from passing off to team mates Max Redmon and Ira Jerrolds who hit 15 and 13 points respectively to lead Wardell. Kellams and Smith led Steele with 15 points each. Tournament play resumes with six games on tap today and tonight. In a girl's game Maiden is schedul- . ed to play Holcomb at 1 o'clock., Holcomb's boys play Cardwell at 2:20. Carruth's boys play East Prairie at 3:40 and tonight girls teams from Carruth and Senate will clash at 6 p.m., the Kenneth boys play Campbell at 7:20 and Arbyrd plays winner of Wardell-Steele game at 8:40. College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holiday Festival at New York First Round UCLA 88. Niagara 8G La Salle 103, Syracuse 54 Duquesne 87, Villanova 68 Dayton 10. St. John's Bkn 56 Dixie Classic it Raleigh, N. C. First Round North Carolina 67, Southern Cal- ls'. C. State 95, Cornell 61 Duke 92. West Virginia 79 Minnesota 81, Wake Forest 73 Big: Seven Tournament At Kansas City—First Round Oklahoma 73, Colorado 71 overtime Missouri -75. Nebraska 58 Queen City Imitation Tournament at Buffalo—First Round Georgetown 71, Fordham 70 St. Bonaventure 73. Columbia 11 Canisius 81. Yale 60 All-America Tournament at Owensboro, Ky.—First Round Cincinnati 78, Mississippi 70 Evansville 96, Denver 81 Southwest Conference Tournament at Houston—First Round Alabama 70. Baylor 67 Texas A&M 66, Texas 61 Arkansas 73, Rice 66 Texas Christian 74, Southern Methodist 71 Motor City Tournament at Detroit First Round Wayne 71. Penn State 66 Detroit 76, Toledo 58 Kentucky Invitation Tournament at Louisville—First Round Louisville 108, Murray State 83 Eastern Kentucky 84, Western the letter. "I am naturally very proud of both Vic and Tony and I am proud to have been a part of this team which worked and fought so hard to achieve this end." Richardson is scheduled to play Rosewall in the first match of the final day, with Seixas meeting Hoad in the second, if the switch is approved. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Is valuable It deserves insurance protection while in use, at home or in storage. Insurance that covers fire, theft and nearly every risk except wear and tear. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS We have the tractor for you! Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2412 SOLVE YOUR HOT WATER PROBLEM To solve your problem of plenty of hot water, whenever you need It, Install m HEATMASTER Automatic Water Heater. Generously thick insulation and the most advanced principles of heat transfer assure you the maximum hot water with the minimum fuel cost. 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Arizona 49 aBker Kan. 47, Panhandle A&M Okla. 45 Seattle 88, Arizona State Tempo Determination Paid Off for Donald Watson OSCEOLA — One of the bad features of playing professional baseball, college football or basketball Is there are many players who become standouts in the locality m which they are playing, but the home folks never know it. It is certainly true that anyone pliiyinp college ball, or pro baseball, enjoys the opportunity to perform in front of spectators he knew as a high school youth, but unless the individual performer is fortunate in obtaining a pro baseball contract with a town near his home town, or a college football scholarship at a school lr. the intermediate area of his hometown It is seldom any of his high school followers ever see him. This is particularly true when the individual participates in athletics ;n a school of small variety. One must conclude it is a peculiar feeling to have to go out In front of a packed stadium knowing there are no persons watching from your home town. Sure, you will give your all for the winning cause, but when there are fans in the sttmds you know from youth you would, undoubiably put out that extra something that is deeply concealed in your reservoir of capabilities. Outstanding- Example An outstanding; of example of the above is EI boy who never reached stardom in high school football »nd upon graduation had no offers from any college •— large or small. It was through a friend's recommendation that a college coach took this boy and gave him an athletic scholarship more through the coach's favor to a friend than to the boy. The kid made good and he did it in a short time., In his first year as a freshman he wrapped up the first string quarterback berth and was tubbed for stardom in the Southeastern Conference, but fate took a turn and a shoulder injury shelved him for a year, and the player's football future looked very bleak. Only a self-administered program of conditioning gave him new hope and his diligent work paid him dividends. Followed Coach To write the final chapter in the player's football career in college it would be nice to say he went on and made the Southeastern Conference's All-Conference team and led his team to a championship, DONALD WATSON but the college coach he was under left this school and took a position in another capacity in a small Texas school and the lad followed him to the Lone Star Sta Le. Donald Watson, a IflSO graduate of Osceola High School, left Tulane when Coach Henry Frnka resigned the Tulane Head Coach's position and accepted a position as Vice President of Austin College in Sherman. Texas. Watson had three years of eligibility remaining and in his second year of college loot- ball he became Austin's first string quarterback in their Split T attack and held down this position for the two following years. The Austin College team had among its ten opponents on the 1954 schedule Arkansas State College with the game to be played in Joncsboro. This was the first chance "Hopper" Watson ever had In his four years of college football to perform In front of a crowd intermingled with home folks and he and his team put on a show. When the game cndfd the Texas team had posted sixty-one points on the Scoreboard while the Jonesboro eleven couldn't muster but twenty. Hopper played a big role in the victory throwing one touchdown pass, scoring one himself, making two saves by tackling the ASC ball-carrier niter the latter had broken through all of the Texas defenses with paydlrt In view. The Osceola boy did all of the passing and punting for Austin and displayed 11 surprisingly good throwing and punting mcahincs. Graduates In June The 6-3, 190 pounder graduates from .Austin In June but the "foreign-born" kid will not soon be forgotten In Sherman. Tex., for he will leave there with passing and punting exhibitions not to be replaced too soon. He led his team in total yardage for the past two years. In his final year Just completed the "unwanted" kid placed 75 tosses in the outstretched arms of his Austin receivers in 126 attempts. During his junior year it was 53 for 96. Not bad tossing In any league and good enough to draw notice from the professional teams, namely the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions and Hamilton in the Canadian League. From all Indications he will sign on with the Hamilton Eskimos, and his contra tc does not call for a conditional "if-you-make-good" proposition. He'll be under a year's contract receiving his pay whether he makes it or not. With a .burning desire to make good In the football world a boy of "Hopper's" makeup cannot, help but make good, because he wants to make good, and that Is the number one factor In the success of anyone in any field o! endeavor. May Not Be Too Late Sure, he would like to have performed In the presence of folki from back home. But maybe it is not too late because fate may be going his way now and with television they may be able to sit in their living rooms and point with pride to the kid who made good when the deck was stacked against him on every hand. The closest Donald came to making an "all-something" team was his selection on the honorable mention list of NAIA's Little All- American team this year. 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