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December 29, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE SIT I3LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1954 Chicks and Pine Bluff Sign 2- Year Grid Pact * * Zebras Will Play Here Next Year Blytheville and Pine Bluff, who haven't played ball relations next fall, it was announced today. The Chicks have signed a two year home and 1955-56 seasons with next fall's game to be played (Jne 3n (~-larh Courier News Sports Editor Childress May Move to Blocking Back; Was One-and-One Rule Bad? After Christmas cleanup for the new year ahead: Present indications are that ex-Chick Bob (Red) Childress may be given a crack at his favorite position — blocking back — at the University of Arkansas next year. In fact Billy Gilbow. the Blythe- vllle pine knot who played a wthalc of an end with the Eazorback Irosh last football season, says that both he and Childress have been approached about shifting to block- Ing back. "I don't know about myself, but I think such a move might be In Bed's favor," Bill told us the other night. "After all he played block- Ing back In high school which •hould be to his advantage." With the U. of A. frosh this year Red played strong side end along with Gilbow, and, according to all reports, did a commendable Job. However, with the Razorbacks losing one blocking back, Bobby Proctor, to graduation next spring and hints that Preston Cnrpenter may be alternated at fullback or wingback to better utilize his run ning ability, it could be that the Porks are going to be needing BIG HAUL — As fast as he could reel them in, Lawrence Owens took 82 speckled sea trout from the surf of Kill Devil Hills in a day of fishing. The 'catch, made with a minnow- like lure, is a record for the species along North Carolina's Dare Coast this season. (NEA) some help at the blocking back. Juit aboul every basketball conch we've talked to Is of the opinion that the highly controversial "one-and-one" foul shot rule Inserted In the game a couple of years ago, actually was a bad rule. But H. V. Porter, executive secretary of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations, has come up with some statistics that tend to prove otherwise. In an artie'le In Sports Review's latest, issue entitled Basketball, Porter claims that in t|ie two years that the one-and-one rule was In effect, the avenifie number of personal fouls was reduced by 14 per cent. However, Porter wns quick to state that no one is claiming that the foul shot rule caused this decrease .but that it obviously must have had Its effect. This year the rule has been altered again. The onc-nnd-one rule Is no more and it has been replaced by the new "bonus shot" rule. The bonus shot rule differs from the one-nnd-one In that a second or "bonus" free throw Is awarded only If the first one Is made. Like the one-and-one, the bonus shot rule Is effective on all common personal fouls (one shot fouls) committed In the first '20 minutes of play. The rule calling for two free throws on all personal fouls committed In the lust three minutes of play Is still In effect. Our vote for the sports quote of the yenr goes to Jack Keady of the Arkansas Democrat who, In commenting on Tennessee's firing of Hnrvey Robinson, snid: "So coaches cim net fired at Tennessee just like nt any other school in each other since 1949, will resume foot- home contract with the Zebras for the here Sept. 30. ,— — Announcement of the scheduling of the games came out of Pine Bluff this morning where Marcus Rodman, Zebra coach, said that a two-year home-and-home cqn- tracl had been signed by both schools. Chick Couch Russ Mosley could not, be reached by telephone for comment this morning but he had announced earlier that Pine Bluff was negotiating with him for a date on the 1955 schedule. At the time, however, he said that nothing definite had been settled. Only One to Co The .signing of Pine Bluff brings back two of the three Bly Seven teams who dropped Blytheville all at once after the 1949 season which was the beginning of Coach Mosley's schedule headaches. Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine BlufT all failed to renew their contracts after the 1949 season on grounds that too much travel was Involved. Three years ago North Little Rock rejoined the Chicks' schedule and Pine BlufT reportedly has been trying to get back on Blythevillc's schedule for the past two years but non-corresponding open dates is said to have been the utymlc. the uutioll When politics step in, something goes out." . . . ff everything goes well. Pine Bluff and Blytheville will resume their ancient football rivalry next year. Coach Russ Mosley verified a report the oilier day that Pine Bluff had written for t\ schedule dale but at lhat time, nothing definite hat! been decided . . . And a Jonesboro friend of ours iwe still have one or two) who claims that Manila, Dell Split 2 Tilts Dell Girls, Manila Boys are Victorious MANILA—Manila's Lions split a couple of games with Dell's Blue Devils here last? night. The senior boys were victorious 71-4R while Dell's Rlrls triumphed 43-35. In the boys game the Lions led nil the way und coasted from third nunrtcr on. In the Blrls game Manila led until the fourth quarter when n lute Dell surge put the Blue l>?vils in front. Dell PUB. Manila Shellon (11) Whistle (12) Hh-h'son (16) Duck Peterson (23) Harris 110) Hodges (3) M. Sliclton Bliikj McWIUiams Hntton '1'ate Substitutions: Dell — Ilubbarci (2), Byiirs (1), Giirrctt. Slgninn. Manila —Vassur, Whitney. ['OK. Muni In P P C a a 114) Dell Johnston Cook 42) B. Piiyne ( 2) Mlnyard (4) 0) Hatcher <2> Vench (111 Shedd (lOi Isaacs Stamey i2. r n O (12) Wagner Substitutions: Dell—Rlumds il). Niincy, Gulp. R. Puyne. Mnnlln— Davis (21. Rogers (2>. Mcachnm (15), Carey (5). McWIlllnms (1). '54 Good Year For Pee Wee BROOKLYN m_Peo Wee Reese, caplain and shortstop of the Dod- hi- is in the know, still maintains j KPrs smites when he looks buck at Hint the Chicks and the Hurricane: u, L . luintior year lip enjiycd In li>- wlll be back In good alhlelic- • 5-1. The ,15-yenr-old infielder bat- graces in a couple of years. The ; ted over die' .100 mark for the first only trouble Is he said the snmc-;iinic in his 12-year mulor league thing two years ago ... By the HEAVY HITTERS—Cricket players like King Kong, left, and Cora Singh c.'irry n lot of v;cig!it—more than half a ton com- biiH-d. Tlu-y an; Indum wrestler^ and with hefty colleagues opposed n team of jockeys in exhibition in Colombo. Ccvlon, (NEA) Alabama Routs Porks In SWC Tournament Ily MAX 1J. SKELTON HOUSTON (AP) — Alabama, the first guest team to reach the finals of the Southwest Conference tournament, is favored to take the championship tonight over Texas Chris- .ian. .309 aver- hits were way, our one New Year's resom- Ueese finished with tion is not lo listen to tills kind ofjn^ P nis 3-1 two-bnse talk . . . Happy New Year, every-: tops. too. His best marks previously were .286 In 1951 and 31 doubles In 19•18. Ted Atkinson, one of three " — American Jockeys who has ridden j oe Snvoklt .star fullback on the more than 3,000 winners, spnnris 1928 Notre n«me football u*nm and | most of his spare lime In his gnr-, one-nine pro wrestler is n South den. His hobby is horticulture. 'Bend, Tnd.. insurance' sulrsnian The 9 p.m. finale of the fourth annual three-day tournament narks TCU's second trip to the fi- lals. The Horned Frogs won the first tournament in 1051. Rico and Southern Methodist Ip&y for the consolation title at 4 j.m., following a 2 p.m. game be- ,ween Texas nnd Baylov for seventh place. Texas A&M and Arkansas decide ;hird place lit 7:30 p.m. Alabama set a scoring record for the tournament lust night as the Tide dropped Arkansas 84-64 in the .scmlfinnls. TCU whipped Texas A&M 72-57 to reach the finals. SMU Beat Tc»ns Consolation play opened with SMU's 77-R3 triumph over Texas and Eice's 67-64 victory over Baylor. The Alabama score replaced the old high of 81 points set hist year by Rice in an overtime victory over SMU. The Tide hit 38 per cent of its floor shots, compared with 41 ier cent in Monday night's opener. TCU topped both Alabama narks by hilling 42' per cent of its ield goal attempts. George Linn, (i-foo!-4 junior from Ohio, dumped In 24 points to lead Alabama past Arkansas. Soplio- nore Jerry Harper was next with Jl. The Tide started slowly, scor- ng only once from the field in the irst six minutes, but moved ahead 9-18 on a free throw by Harper ind never lost the advantage. Ala- mma led 3B-2B at hnlftlmc. A&M, with only two victories his .season, jumped ahead of TCU by six points in (lie early minutes id matched I he Frcp-fi 32-32 us ate as three minutes dnrp in the second half. Dick O'Neill rolled up 1!5 points jcjfore folding out wlih (i:4ft left lead TCU. John Fortenbury, vho set a tournament recurd for fee throws Monday, led A&M with 0. Reserves See Action SMU's sophomore center fi-i'oot-8 Jim Krebs. scored 2!) points to pace the crippled Mustangs pats Texas. Krebs got 15 in the first half as SMU moved ahead by nine points. Reserves played most of the second half for SMU. \Viiyman Buchanan gave Texas its best showing with 22 points. Forward Murray Bailey,kept up his steady play with 28 points but sot little support as B;iylor fell before Rice. Bailey's efforts nave him the tournament scoring lead with 54 points in two games, seven points better than the record of SMU's Krebs. O'Neal and Ray Warren of TCU are next with 46 each. Fred Woods hit eight points late in the first half to give Rice a 26-25 lead at intermission, then came back to sink a crip shot with 10 seconds left to insure the Owls' victory. Rice hit U straight free throws in a late surge that gave the Owls a 55-47 lead with five minutes to go, but almost blew the lead Ba iley kept pouring the points through. A final Bailey goal with 15 seconds to piny cut the Rice lead to one point before Woods matched the two-pointer. Woods was Rice's top scorer with 18 points. Porkers Depart For Bowl City Rarorbacks in Top Physical Condition For Cotton Bowl Tiff FAYETTEVILIJS, Ark. (/P>—The Arkansas Razorbacks, in top pyhs- cal condition, are scheduled to eave by special railroad car tonight for Dallas and their Jan. 1 'ootball date with Georgia Tech in ;he Cotton Bowl. The Porkers, surprise champions of the Southwest Conference, waded through a chilly practice here 'esterday. The hour-long practice ,ook place in freezing rain on the Razorbacks' hilltop practice field. Athletic Director John Barnhih said the team would arrive in Dalas Thursday morning. The workout in freezing rain apparently did not harm the good ihyslcal condition of the Razor- jacks. There have been no injuries or illness during post-season practice. The Razorbacks will work out here today and in Dallas Thursday. Tech Works Today ATLANTA (IP)— A 39-player Georgia Tech football squad was scheduled for its final workout today >efore flying to Dallas, where the Engineers tangle with Arkansas' Razorbacks In the Cotton Bowl ran. 1. Coach Bobby Dodd and his assistants held a blackboard session w.lth the squad yesterday, gpin^ over Arkansas-type single wing plays. The squad leaves for Dallas tomorrow. Another plane carrying the coaching staff, school officials and players' wives will leave later. Dodd said he .expects the squad ;o be In top physical condition for he game. Ends Henry Hair and Bill Sennett still are recuperating from touches of influenza, but both vorked out yesterday. In six seasons in the National •'ootball League, Bobby Layne of he Detroit Lions has gained more nun six miles with his forward passes. LOOK OUT—Paul tnrson of California/ who -picks Ohio State In the Rose Bowl, will be choosing receivers himself In the East-West Shrine game at San Francisco. (NEA) Sports Roundup— Trabert, Seixas Athletes of Year By JACK HAND (Fur Gaylc T:ilbot) NE WYOHK '.?—U Willie Mays and Roger Banni.ster will shove over a bit, we'd like to nominate Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas for a share of the Athlete of the Year honors. At a time when .sports columnists, even sub columnists, are reduced to chewing over the dusty memories of the past year or master-minding the bowl games, the U.S. Davis Cup pair came through with an exciting spot news development. Best Part Timing Weary makeup men who have been writing heads about the Nnvy squad's Christmas dinner and the aching; niusrle.s of assorted 1mII- bncks have fallen upon the (rc.sh j news from Sydney like Jnckie I Gleason on 11 million dollar*. The best part of the Davis Cup matches in Australia was the timing. Coming In the dead of winter during the holiday week when a baseball player signing his contract could command a top head, the tennis matches became Page 1 .stuff in many sections. Although it was comforting to see the old cup come back to the United States, Christmas week won't be the same any more without the Challenge Round Down Under. Actually, we .won't have too much turn- to i;lout over our new possession, In jess than eight months, the Aussies (or possibly some other nation) will bo storming those .shores (or the '55 mutches. When the United States held the cup in the past, the Chal- leriHf Round usually was played at Forost Hills in August. It toolc the United. States four years to win it back after the 1950 defeat and the Aussies have youth On their side in the 20-year-old pair of Ken Rasewall and Lewis Hoad. Seixas is 31 and Trabert 24, although Ham Richardson, the third man. Is only 21. Measure the Savings . now MOXC iy CHOOSINC AT OUt MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. fhont 3-4434 South Highway 61 Happy New Make It a Sparkling New'Year! Along with making and breaking resolutions, one of America's favorite pastimes is enjoying a party featuring champagne and sparkling burgundy. We feature Nationally Famous Brands: Champagnes: Alumni's Exlry Pry Mumm's Gordon Rouge Taylor's Unit Piper Heidsierk Extra Dry Piper Heidsieck Brut FrHiwia Extra Sec Franzia Knnry Tarty Foods I (Hi N. Hroadwav Burgundys: Taylor's All in Tenths and Fifths FOSTER'S Fine Liqueurs Ph. 2-2868 Two Guys Named Brooks Are Keys to Cotton Bowl Line Play Hogs 7 Bud, Tech's Franklin To Carry on Personal Duel By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — The big individual duel in the Cotton Bowl will be won by a fellow named Brooks. William (Bud) Brooks is the power of the Arkansas Una —the first All-America football player in the school's history.. Franklin (Squineh) Brooks is the anchor of the Georgia Tech line- one of the greatest In the array of mighty men who have played for the Yellow Jackets. They have the same name and both play guard and much of the time they'll be smashing at each other In the Cotton Bowl battle here Saturday. A.s they go it's likely their teams will go. Had to Fight Bud Brooks was an All-Southwest Conference player in his sophomore season but as a junior he had to fight his way back onto the team. Coach Bowden Wyatt, who doesn't deal in past history, didn't think Bud showed the proper desire. And H was the .third game of the season before Brooks could convince him he was ready to play football. So in he went and he became the greatest of all Razorback linemen. Weighing 200 pounds but capable of running 100 yards in 10.3 In football regalia — second fastest man on the Arkansas squad- Brooks made All-America in a breeze and also was awarded the Outland Trophy as the top lineman in the nation by the football writers. Played As Freshman When Franklin Brooks went to Georgia Tech he only had to step across the street. The O'Keefe high school practice field at Atlanta was that close to the practice field at Georgia Tech. He was good enough to play on Tech's best football team in 1952 while still a freshman. In 1953 he was lineman of the week for his great work against Southern Methodist. The 190-pounder played defense only in 1952 but went both ways in 1953. He was not outstanding offensively until this season, however, when he found out it was fun to block as well as tackle. Says Coach Bobby Dodd: "I think anybody to be better than Brooks would have to be a superman." So those are the fellows who will be facing each other when Ar- Wardell Scores 140-31 Victory Arbyrd Is Victim In Kennett Tourney, Burnett Hits 51 KENNETT—Wardell, with Its fine little shotmaker, Jerry Burnett, proved rather convincingly here last night that it is the team to beat in Kennett's Invitational tournament. With Burnett scoring 51 points, Wnrdcll rolled over Arbyrd with ease by the amazing score of 14031. Burnett, who only the night before had been held to five measly points, couldn't be stopped as he hit from all angles. And he had some good help, too. Team .mate Max Redman pushed 36 points through the nets for aec- ond high honors. Lane with 12 and L. Crum with 7 paced Arbyrd. In other tournament action yesterday and last night Holcomb'i girls, with Fuller hitting 42 points, defeated Maiden 65-48 yesterday afternoon. In yesterday's second game Hoi- comb's boys beat Gardwell 88-5ft and in the third game Carruth defeated East Prairie 60-50. In other games last night Car* ruth's girls blasted Senath out of the running 42-30. Don Ridings scored 33 points to lead Kennett to a 72-68 victory over Campbell in last night'* second gaine. Kegley led Campbell'i scoring with 22 points. Play in .the tournament will be resumed today with games to bfl played today and tonight. kansas and Georgia Tech line up for the Cotton Bowl klckoff. It should be an interesting afternoon Just watching them. We have a full lot of one owner Cars thai MUST be sold THIS Week! Absolutely the cleanest cars we've ever had! 1952 CHRYSLER ??? Windsor hard-lop. Has white sidewall tires, radio, heater, power steering and low mileage. 1952 CHRYSLER ??? Beautiful 4-dr. New Yorker with_ white sidewall tires, power steering and power brakes, radio, and heater. 1951 CHRYSLER ??? New Yorker 4-dv. sedan Equipped with power brakes and power steering, radio, heater and white sidewall tires. 1954 PLYMOUTH ??? Savoy 4-dr. sedan with white sidewall tires, radio, heater, windshield washer, tinted glass. 22,000 actual miles. 1951 PLYMOUTH ??? •J-dr. sedan in excellent condition. Priced to sell at a bargain to you! 1952 KAISER ??? 4-dr. sedan in top-notch condition. Has new rubber, radio, heater, and overdrive. A real buy! These are just a few-many more beautiful one owner Cars on our lot. THESE CARS MUST BE SOLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE! also- 2 Brand New 1954 Chryslers at a big discount savings to you! DON'T BUY NOTHIN' BEFORE SEEIN' US! T. I. SEAY Motor Go. CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH SALES & SERVICE 131 E. Main Phent 2-2122

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