The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 29, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1954 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Seixas, Trabert Beaten In Final Davis Cup Play **** **** But Victory Already Belongs to U. S. By WILL GR1MSLEY SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Rebounding from three straight defeats, Australia's Ken Rosewall and Rex Hartwig whipped America's Tony Trabert and Vic Sei.xas today in the final two singles of the Davis Cup Challenge Round. But since the United States had already won the cup, symbol of world tennis supremacy, the matches furnished only a measure of consolation to Australia's pride and made the final score for the record books, United States 3, Australia 2. With the pressure off, the little southpaw Rosewall crushed Trabert 9-7, 7-5, 6-3. Hartwig, playing his first Challenge Round singles, drubbed Seixas 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Hartwig, who recently recovered from an attack of the mumps, was substituted for Lew Hoad, and his brilliant play today started A tralians second-guessing the selectors who passed over him in both the opening singles and doubles. "Well, there goes my prediction of five to nothing," said U.S. Captain Bill Talbert with a broad smile. "But we should worry. We have won the cup, and that's what matters." Talbert said both Trabert and Seixas suffered a physical and mental letdown after reaching their peak to score victories in the first two singles and doubles. Trabert himself said he had little heart for his match because he wanted Hamilton Richardson, his teammate, to be given a chance to play in the round. "I have a pretty mean cut on my racquet finger and I didn't want to play today," he said. "I thought It would be nice if Ham, who has been out here four times, could get a chance for some Challenge Round experience. "But the officials wanted no substitutions because they feared it would .disappoint the sellout crowd. Then we were told today around noon that Australia was substituting for Hoad." Hoad sprained a groin in his right thigh in the third set of yesterday's doubles match, won by Trabert and Seixas, and the doctor advised him to lay off tennis for six weefcs. Hartwig, a 25-year-old country boy whose record over the last sin months probably tops that of any amateur gave a slashing exhibition against Seixas, who was outsped and outmaneuvered. Only in the opening set did Seixas show superiority. In the last three sets, Hartwig was in full command all the way. In the fourth set he ran through the first four games with the loss of only three points. Smith, Andrews Fight Tonight MIAMI. Fla. lifl — Boardwalk Billy Smith, the Atlantic City ring veteran who has .risen in a year from obscurity to top ranking among the light heavyweight title contenders, meets Paul Andrews tonight. The. International Boxing Club has promised the winner a title bout with champion Archie Moore Peb. 4 in Madison Square Garden. Smith, who has won eight fights in a row. seven by knockouts, Is ,1 2-1 favorite tonight. CBS will telecast the 10-rounder at 10 p.m. EST. Andrews had won four straight 'Substitutes to Shine In Sugar Bowl Contest By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Both were substitutes when the football season started in September but come Saturday the outcome of the annual Sugar Bowl game may be decided, by the play of either Navy quarterback George Welsh or Eagle Day, the Indian who directs Mississippi. i The quarterback job in the gridiron machine built by Coach Eddie Erdelatz was up for grabs when the Midshipmen started practice in September. John Weaver, a senior, received most attention. Before the sailors had a full head of steam, Welsh was, doing the signal calling and Weaver was the Ohio Fans Trek To Rose Bowl Midwest Caravans Begin Arriving for Jan. 1 Contest PASADENA, Calif, tfl—The Mid- West caravans of fans started arriving today as Ohio State and Southern California gridders tapered off for Saturday's 41st Rose Bowl game. The 140-piece Buckeye band was due today. Also two trainloads of' OStT alumni and the wives of 12 Ohio football players. Coach Woody Hayes booked his Ohio Staters for a morning practice session, and Jess Hill of Southern Cal had his boys slated for an afternoon workout. A sellout crowd of about 102,000 was assured for the New Year's Day contest between the Bucks, boasting a nine-game winning streak, the Big Ten and national titles, and Southern Cal, winner of 8 of 11 games. Both coaches said they had completed all scrimmages, but that some contact worK would be on tap the next two days to keep the lads at top pitch. Tile Ohioans, in contrast to Monday's rugged workout which re- injured four players, took it fairly easy yesterday and Hayes said no further casualties Were incurred in the secret session. Hayes sold Howard (Hopalong) Cassady. All Amerca halfback, donned his pads and ran well, showing no effects from an injured rib. before clever Joey Maxim former lightweight champion, outboxed him Nov. 24. Andrews is rated fifth among the division contenders. regular left halfback. Day, one-fourth Cherokee Indian, still isn't the starting field general for Coach Johnny Vaught's Southeast Conference champions but he's the player who gives the team its verve and dash. Erdelatz is satisfied with the 162-pound Welsh and approves the daring shown by the junion. from Coaldale, Pa. As an example, he points to a fourth down play in the first period of the Army-Navy game. Navy needed a yard for first down and was on its own 30. Army expected a punt but Welsh squirmed through for two yards and Navy retained possession of the ball. Missed One Game Playing all games except the Stanford contest, missed because of rib injuries, Welsh completed 39 of 81 passes for 527 yards and seven touchdowns. As a runner he has gained 213 yards in 52 tries. Day still shares the Mississippi quarterbacking with Houston Patton but he played enough time to finish second in the Southeastern Conference in total yards gained. He flung 85 passes, of which 40 reached their target. That meant 879 yards and four touchdowns. Afoot he scampered for 172 yards. Golf Tourneys To Be Merged LO3 ANGELES w—Peace settled today among warring factions over two golf tournaments scheduled here next month and they agreed to merge the Los Angeles Open and the Pan American Open for a 832,500 purse and play the event Jan. 6 to 8 inclusive. The event will be known as the Los Angeles Open and It will bs sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, .which was backing the Los Angeles Open; William B. MacDonald, who was backing the Pan American Open at Inglewood; and the Professional Golfers Asnociation and the todies PpA. The 29th Los Angeles Open will be played in two divisions, the pros, men and women, teeing off at In- giewood Country Club Jan. 6 ond the amateurs and celebrity golfers starting at Rancho Golf course the same day. ROUND TRIP 17 10 PLUS U.S. U* ONLY ONE CHANGE TO Chi Low«it of low lorn truly fflokil GREYHOUND your "But Buy in Trov.1." Frequtn! tchedulei, plut tht comfort of n*w Highway Traveler butei on noil runt. Neil trip . . . Co GREYHOUND I Detroit .. $15.45 St. Louis . 1 5.8.1 Memphis ... 1.90 Miami, Fit. 20.75 Los Angeles, Seattle, Calif. ... 38.90 Wash. .. 44.M (riui U. S, TOK! GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT Ph. 3-4441 109 N. Fifth >V GREYHOUND Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dixie Classic N. C. State 41, North Carolina « (semifinal) Minnesota 79, Duke 13 (semifinal Southern California 17. Cornell 58 (consolation) Wake Forest 96, West Virginia 94 (consolation) Richmond Invitational (First Roundi George Washington 92, Colgate 77 Richmond 90, Boston College 68 WM & Mary 84, Boston Unlv 74 Virginia Tech 88, Rutgers 77 PCC Northern Division Classic (First Round) Washington 77, Idaho 57 Oregon State 68, Wash State 48 Gator Howl Spring Hill 60, Florida 60 (championship) Florida State 97, Georgia 87 (consolation) Kentucky Invitation Louisville 93, Eastern Ky 77 (championship) Western Ky 98, Murray (Ky) 89 (consolation) Southwest Conference Alabama 84, Arkansas 64 (semifinal) Texas Christian 72. Texas A&M 57 (semifinal) Southern Methodist 77, Texas 63 (consolation) Rice 67, Baylor 64 (consolation) Motor City Classic Detroit 82. Wayne (Mich) 57 (championship) Penn State 71, Toledo 53 (consolation) Kentucky All-American City (First Round Maryland 58, Texas Tech 54 Rhode Island 108, Ky. Wesleyan 100 Big: Seven (First Round) Kansas State 88, California 75 Iowa State 82. Kansas 81 New England Invitation (First Round) Mlddlebury 71, Amherst 68 Dartmouth 87. Massachusetts 65 Brown 64, Colby 57 Connecticut 98. Harvard 60 Buffalo Queen City St. Bonavemure 66, Georgetown (DO 59 (seml(mal) Georgia Tech 72. Idaho State 69 (first round, overtime) Fordham 67, Columbia 62 (con- solatlo) Ottawa (Kau) Invitation Baker (Kan) 83, Wnshburn 75 (semifinal) Ottawa (Kan) 74, Culver Stockton 59 (semifinal) Panhandle A&M, Peru (Neb) 61 (consolation) Okla Baptist 63, Emporla State 62 (consolation) North Central (First Round) Iowa Tchrs 94, Augllstana (SD) 66 Mornlngside 77, North Dakota 65 North Dakota State 95, Grinnell 82 South Dakota State 73. South Dakota 55 Sunshine (First Round) Missouri Mines 72. Eastern New Mexico 63 Fort Hays State 82, Taylor 79 McKendree 71, Western (Colo 64 Southwestern Okla 84, Southwest Louisiana 82 Quincy Invitation (First Round) St. Ambrose 81, Kirksville (Mo) 68 Illinois Normal 70, Loras 67 Quincy 65, Illinois Wesleyan 64 Western Illinois 95, Momnouth 77 Other Games Utah Stale 78. Montana Stale 72 N.C. State, Minnesota in Dixie Finals; Louisville, Detroit Win By El) W1I.KS The Associated Press It isn't enough that North Carolina State is the No, 2 team in college basketball and has an 11-0 record. They want to score a slew of points, too. What's more, yon can bet (he Wolfpack will try to do just that tonight when it runs into Minnesota for the Dixie Classic title. Suite's preference for high scores popped up yesterday when the Wolfpack had to scramble for a 47-14 edge over North Carolina. The Turheels just didn't have the bench to cope with the likes of State, so they shunned n running game and went into a freeze. It almost paid off. Stale had to overcome a five-point deficit In the second half to win. At one point in the first half, Couch Frank McGulrc's Tarheels held the ball for, three minutes without trying « shot. Duke Defeated Minnesota moved into the finale —won four times by the Wolf pack —by defeating Duke (No. IB) 79-73. Tin* Gophers und Stale will have tit it tonight after Wake Forest, 96-94 winner over West Virginia, und Southern California (No. 14), Marquctte 8°. Sun Jose State lifl Arkansas Coi^e 88, Becbe JC 72 Slate lliffh School Sheridan Invitational Tournament Little Hock «ll, SlierUliiu 43. Pine Bluff 43, Montlucllo -12. Hot Springs Holiday Tournament Hot Springs 69, Okolona 44. Jessleville 51, Malvern 45. College Arkansas College 88. Bccbe JC 72. 77-58 victor over Cornell, decide the consolation title. In oilier tournament play last night, Louisville (No. 13) won the Kentucky Invitation 93-77 over Eiistern Kentucky. Western Kentucky .defeated Murray 98-89 for third place. Penn State Wins Tliree other tournaments wound up play: Detroit won its own Motor Cily Classic, B2-5T over Wayne (Mich.). Poim State defeating Toledo 71-53 for third place. Spring Hill, ft little Catholic school in Mobile, Alii., walked off with (he Gator Bowl crown by de- fenUng Florida 06-60. Florida State won the consolation honors from Gooi-Kiu 97-87. Tennessee State topped host Xn- vicr in [lie New Orleans festival 88-57. Gnimliug (hi.) beat Dillurd (La.) 82-73 for third. Top Teams Idle Most of the toil-ranked teams in Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 84, Rochester 82 Philadelphia 84, Nevv York 78 this week's Associated Press poll were idle, but here's what happened to those who saw action: George Washington (No. 9) defeated Colgate 92-77 in a first-round gome In the Richmond Invitational; Aalaoama (No. 12) followed its favorite role with an 84-64 semifinals victory over Arkansas i n the Southwest Conference Tournament, and Kansas (No. 16) was dumped by unrnnkcd Iowa State 82-BV in first round play of the Big Seven tourney at Kansas City. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee — Peter Mueller, 158, Germany, knocked out Ernie Dur- antio, 1511!;., Biiyonne, N. J., 7. Duluth, Minn. — Al Andrews, 157, Superior, Wis., outpointed Elmo Smith. 165. St. Louis, 10. Miami Beach, Fla. — Charlie Salas. 153, Phoenix, outpointed George Johnson, 156. Trenton, N. J,. 10. The total 1054 attendance for thoroughbred racing in New York wns 4.392,257. This Is » decline of 107.310 from 1953. New fear's resolution that pays off in thrills .., 7/77 going to drive that 1955 BUICK!" ~VX/" E ' VE seen some high peaks of W interest in our new cars over the years —but never anything like this. Since the day we unveiled these glamorous new Buicks, people have been coming in — not only to see and study and sit in these great cars — but, very definitely, to drive them. Ihey want, it seems, a firsthand taste of the thrills that Buick engineers have conjured up for this new year. A.nd who can blame them? For the word's around that Buick has what no other car in the world has —a new kind of performance from a new kind of transmission. It's called Variable Pitch Dynaflow Drive. 5 It uses the principle of the modern airplane's variable pitch propeller. And it docs in oil what that aeronautical marvel does in air. At one pitch of the blades inside the Dynaflow unit, you get more fuel efficiency in normal cruising and driving — which means better gas mileage, pure and simple. But push the gas pedal beyond the full throttle position and you switch the pitch. Instantly, you get electrifying response — a sudden safety-surge of accelerating power to get you quickly out of a. tight spot—and with the absolute smoothness that is constant in Dynaflow Drive. .Maybe you, too, have made a mental resolution to drive a '55 Buick —but why wait? We're ready, willing and eager to let you try one—feel the spectacular new power that gives life to this bounteous beauty—and see for yourself that here is a performance thrill too exciting to miss. Drop in on us this week, won't you? 'Standard on Rotdmttiter, optional at extra colt on other Serial. Thrill of the -WH(N MTTM AVTOMOMUf All NUT MNCK WIU IWU) NMM- LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Service Dial 3-4555

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