The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 30, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 19S4 loyal' Texas Fans Ready to Adopt Hogs ***» * * * * SWC Champs Get Big Welcome By BAV STEPHENS DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — Texas football fans for Hie past several years have been led by the general inaptitude of Arkansas grid teams into viewing the Razorbacks with something akin to amused tolerance. The Porkers, new champions of the Southwest Conference, heretofore were fondly looked upon by Tcxans as pretty good insurance that no Texas team would go through a football season without a victory. Timca have changed. Arkansas, Cotton Bowl Favorite Is Still a Mystery DALLAS (AP) — The Cotton Bowl teams arrive today with the odds due to narrow on Georgia Tech's flu and injury racked Yellow Jackets. ~~"" Coming Iron) Fayouuville. Ark., Kennelt Play In Semi-Finals 4 Games Scheduled In Tournament" for Today and Tonight KERNETT, Mo.—Play In Kennett High School's Invitational basketball tournament enters the scmt- linal stage today with four gamer, on tap for this afternoon and tonight. Girls teams of Arbyrd. Cntruth. Holcomb and Hornorsvillc wnd boys teams from Kcnnett, Wardcll, Clarklon and Cnrruth still remain In the tournament running after completion of quarter final piny last night. Arbyrd's girlfi moved into the &emi - finals yesterday afternoon with t 50-49 verdict over BrnRK City. S. Allen of Bragg City scored 36 points and Hnrdln of Arbyrd meshed 31. Clarkton's boys moved up t-o the Bemi-flnals with a convincing 77-03 win over Caruthersville in another game played yesterday. Hays seared 36 points to lead Chirklon while McClanahan and Willis each hit 13 for CaruthcrBVllle. Harnersvlllc Winti Horncrevlllc's girls, with jnco leading the way, got, by Curd well by a 57-16 count. Jiu-o .seared 19 points to lead HornersviUe and Hooper hit seven for Cardwell. Carruth's boys beat Holcnmb M- by train were 34 Arkansas Ha/o host team for the Southwest Conference in the Cotton Cowl Saturday, now is regarded by the awed fans in much the same light as the A la mo. Heady to Adopt Them Dallas l.s ready at the drop of a 10-MMllon hat to adopt the Razor- bjirk.s a.s conquering heros, and Ihe city today prepared an appropriate reception Cor the Porkers. The Arkansas team was scheduled to arrive in Dallas by special train early this morning, two days before its date wjii; Georgia Tech backs, in (he jjeak of condition in Ul( ; New year's Day classic, and with every incentive to n<:al| On hivld to Krfifit UlR a 4 . mnn squad was u bij.; delegation of Vips, headed vby Dallas Mayor R. I.. Thornton and Felix McKnight. president of the Cotton Bow! and managing editor of the Dallas Morning News. (let llatit After hearing a welcoming speech by My or Thornton and receiving cowboy hats from Southern Methodist co-eds, the Arkansas players ware to go by bus to their hotel. There's no doubt that the Razorbacks will have, the crowd with IJtom when they lake the field agninst Georgia Tech. In addition to the 25,000 Arkansans who are expected lo be on hand, the Porker.-; will have the benefit of Texas' cheers. Generally speaking, Texas fans arc convinced that Ihe Rn/orback.s will .stop Georgia Tech und uphold the prestige of the Southwest Conference. This feeling Is based, primarily, on the idea that any team which whipped five Texas schools can't possibly lose to a team from outside the Southwest Confnrenap. Only I wo brief, lifiht practice sessions hiivc been scheduled here for the Ra'/.orbae.ks. The Porkers will work out th.Is nftm-noon and Friday at SMU's Ownhy Stadium. No contact work has been sched- Ixiwl-veterun Tech strength between Uie Southwest and Southeastern Conferences. Diidcl Is Gloomy Plying in .several hours later from AUftnta will tx* 30 Georgia Tech grirlders with Conch Bobby Dodd gloomy over their condition. First- siring ends Henry Hair and Bill SeiineLL haven't been working out while No. 2 f(U(irterhack nill Urlij- man. center Jimmy Morris and tackle Frank Christy may not be able to piny. BrUtman hn» nn (inkle injury, Morris a knee hurt nnd Chri.sty Is recovering from glnmiu- lar fever. The two teams practice this aft- e.rnoon here and a belter view of the Georgia Tech .situation can be obtained at that Mine. 44 In a quarter-final match last night with Self .scoring 20 point* Lo lead the winners. Presley hit the same number for Holcomb. Holcomb's girls finished strong to knock off Steele 37-35 in another quarter-filial go I.a;;l night. A. Howe! paced Steele with 15 while Fuller led Holcomb with 29. Kennelt'.s buys rode the .strong .shooting anus of Dim Ridings and Hobby Joe White to n 79-71 victory cr SctmUi In last night's tmal game. Ridings hit 21 point* and White 20. Semi-final Biimes today pit Ar- byi'd'fl Rlrls amimst Onrruth at '2. p.m. tint) Wnrdi'll's hoys niia.ns) CLnrkton nl 3:»ft. Tonight Holeomb'K lilrls inert Hm'iiersville at. 7:.'i() with Ken no It's boys playing Carnith at ft. A big round of entertainment luis been scheduled for both the Arkansas find Georgia Tech players, who also were to arrive to- Arknnsa.'; Coach Bowden Wyiitt nnd Tech's Conch. Bobby Dodd, will meet reporters at. news conferences today. The players were to be free after the welcoming ceremonies until their afternoon workouts. Tonight, both squads arc to attend Ihe sia^e show. "Throe For Tonight." Private movies for plny- ers on both tenms arc scheduled for Friday ni^ht, and the bitf awards bnnquet Is on tup for Saturday nluht. Holh Wyatt nnd Dodd are to address the Saturday MortiiiiK Quarterback Club tomorrow morn- 111K. Thr vanguard of 25,000 Arkansas fans are expected to arrive. In Dallas tonmht. They'll represent the largest out-of-slnte delei.;iilion ever to at tend u Cotton Bowl Knnnv Only about ( fans are expected from Cieor^in Tech. Kvery hotel and tourist court in Diillfis huve reserved all their rooms, and !he overflow crowd ha* taken up nil tourist, facilities | in surrounding towns. I SWING (AT) YOUR PARTNERS!—Referee Frank Udvari hurries to break up a fight between Eric Nesterenko, 16, of the Maple Leafs and the Rangers' Jack Evans while other members of the teams make the Madison Square Garden ice look like a square dance floor. Nesterenko and Evans started the trouble. The Toronto and New York clubs played to 3-3 tie. (NEA) Boxing Men Say They Would Be Better Off Without Video By HARRY GRAYSON NKA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NKA) — Because the Saturday Night Fights are seeking a new sponsor, reports are circulating around New York that the trend is away from televising the beak busting business. No .such lu«k for boxing. The Saturday Night lights merely are caught In a switch al aciveriistn;; agencies. Wednesday night shows, telecast from iU'cnas around the country, have n Kood r.iting, which is what keeps their beer patron happy. The siil'fty razor people who back Uie Fridity night? productions from Miulifcon Sqwin> Garden ui'e suicl to be it bit unhappy, but that is because of a .strong counter attraction on the air. They've gone too far with boxing telecasts to slop now. Giving you a rough idea of hou Interested the sponsors are in the sour science, they sire now bUkmig Inat one another for the superior talent which is so scarce. .lust previous lo his tiger's more •cent title; against Piirre fintfloLs in Han Francisco, Kid Flaherty announced that Bobo Olson henceforth would perform exclusively for the Iniernutiona! Box IMR Club. My operatives report Unit what. the maim^er really meant was that Olson would mangle limns only under the auspices of the suds company which sponsors Ihe Wednesday nWit .shows. For this the brewery is reported to have given Olson a bonus of $50.000, pins $10.01)0 extra lor each outing. So you will continue to (jet the young .savages in your parlor or pub —free, jjnitis and tor imthmp. Boxing men apree lhaL the bus- ness would be bet ter off without TV, whirh has reduced the number of smaller elubs to its lowest. fiKiire and crniicd the most pro- | nounced dearth of material in the history of the same. video free-loaders see only the main bout, so the rest doesn't matter. The result is the same old faces in the preliminaries, or boys who have no business fighting. And no now lfi!.f!iit being developed. Without TV guaranteeing a financial success .and thrown on its own, the 113C would liave to find worthwhile performers and put on fights that would pay thir way at the bucks office. With TV out of the picture, neighborhood clubs again would thrive and supply Octopus, Inc., with what it requires most. A live audience is the only solution, but that won't come back until the fights get too bad for even television. In SWC Tournament— TCU Upsets Alabama; \ Arkansas Beats Ags HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Christian upset Alabama 77-63 here last night — a victory that gave the Horned Frogs the championship of the Southwest Conference basketball tournament, Graham, Perry Top AP's All-Pro Team Detroit Places Six Men On Squad, Cleveland Three NEW YORK (AP) — Otto Graham, whose brilliancy paced the Cleveland Browns to the National Football League championship, and Joe Perry, ace fullback of the San Francisco 49ers, are the top men on the Associated Press 1954 All-Pro football team announced today. Graham was chosen as quarterback for the mythical 22-man two- plaioon team for the sixth season while Perry, an All-Pro in 1953 as well, was the top vote getter in the poll of AP member paper football experts and AP staff men. The Detroit Lions, trampled 5610 by the Browns in last Sunday's playoff, placed six men on the squad. The Browns gained three positions as did the Philadelphia Eagles and 49ers. The Pittsburgh Steelers had two men voted to (he squad while the Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts each placed one player. Walker Makes It Lions, named were halfback Doak Walker, tackle Lou Creekmur and guard Dick Stanfel the offensive unit and safety Jack Christiansen, linebacker Joe Schmidt and guaj-d Les Bingaman on the defensive setup. Browns beside Graham who were chosen are Lou 'The Toe) Groza, a fine tackle and an expert on placements, and Lcn Ford, great defensive end. Two From Steelers Bruno Banducci, a veteran of 11 years as a guard, and tackle Leo Nomellini were the others from San Francisco. The three Eagles chosen were end Pete Pihos, Charley (Chuck) Bednarik and Norm Willey. Bednarik, a former All- America at Penn, made the team for the fifth straight year. A center in one-platoon football, he now is a linebacker. Pittsburgh's two players on the squad are Bill Walsh and Dale Dodrill. Others selected Were halfback Ollie Matson of the Cardinals, end Bob Boyd of the Rams, tackle Art DO/Ovan of the Colts, Tom Landry of the Giants as a defensive halfback along with Bob Dillon of the Packers. Center Dink O'Neal, a 6-foot-7.] sophomore, .scored 24 points in the first iiiilf nnd six more in the second lo lead TCU past the favored Tide, guest team in the tournament and holder of 12th place in the nnt ion!il Associated Press poll. Arkansas took third place with n T-lrVO victory over Texns AiVM. Southern Methodist bent Rice 8H-G:; for the convolution title find Baylor bowed to TI.-XM.S 00-75 for seveiitl 1 place in other Bnines. t."il at Half Arkansas thundered to a 51-W hiilftimf lead against Texas A.';*M. but ttiw the margin dissolve imo a G4-(vi tip with three minutes left in the fmht for third place. Four free throws and a crip shot The record for the most horses in one race was 66 in the 1932 Grand National at Liverpool, England. Grid Gadget To Get Trial East-West May Use 1st Down Instrument SAN FRANCISCO HP) — A Sighl^ ing device to eliminate guesswork — and official backache — from first down measurements may get a try out in ihe Shrine's East-West footballe game Saturday. The periscopic instrument was developed by Lou Peresenyi, former physical education and swimming coach at St. Mary's College of Moraga, Calif. It has been tried in 21 college. junior college and high school games this season, including three games at College of the Pacific and one at San Jose (Calif.) State. East-West officials said today the instrument would be given a thorough testing before kickoff time. If the referee and other officials approve, it will be used in the game. Peresenyi has experimented with various such gadgets since 1934. His 4-power scope is mounted on the head pole of the standard 10- yard chain. It is sighted in with goal Hne targets so it is always aimed squarely across ihe field. Peresenyi says it accomplishes pretty much the same purpose as the photo-finish camera at horse races, except that on the football field no picture is taken. He has applied to the National Coilegiate Athletic Assn. to have his instrument officially re.cogniz.ed at its January meeting. He estimates he could turn it out in volume for about S200 each, Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATKO PRESS Rochester 93. New York 89 Philadelphia 72 Syracuse 70 Minneapolis 129, Boston 118 overtime ' * * | by Buddy Smith led the There are now .so lew shows thai , rally thiit. put the Porker.s back on kids who mi|;ht ^o on Ui (he main top at the finish. event cliiss quit und K" Io work That isn't bad, but it's no «ood foi boxinp;. Little attention is now paid to preliminary bouts. The millions of DELIGHTFUL DRESSAGE—Mrs. HnrlH wiH ride , in the N"ation;il Horse Show, opening at M:i(i!s.-:i Sijit... ' •• -n, Nov. '2. Mrs. llM-tel of Cop.-nlia^en placed hceiHul in Ihe ll':VJ OJynii^iC ti.n::i^ in tiif: art of ptiltin;; ;t mount thi-(mr.h intru-aio manf:i:vors nnd c!i;,nt;es nf gait nnd price without apparent Kind- ante, She won the world championship in Germany tins past summer. '"" ^Millions Watched jWolverines Play | ANN ARHOR. Mich, i/l'i—Almost • (%'ln million people have \vntrheri 1 thr University of MH'hii;;\n's home ' ioo(b:il! tunics since 1!>27. the year tlic Wolverines' vast si art mm was built ; Duriiit; this tune spectators ni- , (etuii'd ](»;} home Bailie;; ami aver- j iiiu'd -16.000 per gume. The sttuiiuni l se;iW Sfi.OOO. Sports Roundup— Big Bowl Games Losing Interest By KI) COHUKiA.V (For C.ayle Tallmt NEW YORK .-I'—-The tn» buwl games in recent years luu'e lost a great deal of these national interest and the situation shows no sipns of improving in the immediate future. This year's lineup nf the loin- major bowls is ft in pomt. The Rose Bowl, once the bip attraction on New Year's Day. sends Southern California, an also-ran behind UCLA in (lie Pacific Coast Conference, ayainst Ohio State. Bif? Ten winner. The Sugar Bowl pits Navy, probably the best of the veak Eastern sector, against Mississippi, .Southeastern Conference victor, , and a club that ha.s been accused of play- Ing a weak schedule. Unimpnsing Set Up In the Orange Bowl, it's Nobra.s- kn, second best in the BlR Seven, against Duke, Urn class of the Atlantic Cofist Conference. And in the Cotton Bowl, Arkansas, which won the Southwest Conference title in a squeak, phiys Georgia Tech, a ailing finisher in the Southeastern loop. Nou' this is a .singularly unim- po<in^ srtup. It. isn't the f.uiU of the pi'oinoicrs. who want the best, although in their citoris to m't the cream olf the top. sonit 1 oi HHMII may have ouiu'itied Iheni.^elves by simiini' up with eonferriifes. The Ko-e Bowl has a rnntraf! lor thr winncr.s of ihe Pan Me und HILT Ten. That's line, except that neither conlerenee ptM-niit.s a team to play two year.< in n row. which is why Ohio st»ti» finds itself in the uneviable position of having eyerythinu; to lo.s<- and nothing to gain. Same Kuli« The Orange Bo\vl is committed to the winners of the Blp Seven and Atlantic Coa;=t conferences. Bui there's ;< joker here also. The Bit; Seven has ihe same rule as the Big Ten and PC. A team can't appear twice in n row. The Atlantic Coast Conlcvence has no such rule. The Cotton Bowl mslaRs the Conference winner as host imd then invites n not her school, asualiy from the South- 1 eastern Conteivnce. The Stipar Bowl is in the best position of all .with no contracts. , But even this is a gamble. The ; conference winners with tieups : eon Id be the real powers on nny | iiiven year, which would leave the | Sunar Bowl pe'ople ihe odds and ,ends. I Here itre the" choices: Ohio State | over Southern Cal, Mississippi over Navy. Duke-over Nebniskn, Ocor- f;in Tech over Arkansas. IN THV. VHOUATV: CorUT, CHICK ASA AVHA DISTHICT, MISSlSSiri'I COl'NTV, [ AII KANSAS .Curtis C. Fi'femnn and Pitts. I Fay Opal Freemnn ' vs. No. 2284 ' Dennie Jnstuse, and all Ufts. : whom il may concern I ADOPTION NOTICE ! Dennie .Justuso and all u-hom it may concern. , . Take notice than on the -Sth day! of December. 1£)M. a petition was! filed by Curtis C. Freeman and j Fay Opal Fret-mini, in the Pro bulf Court nf Mississippi County, j for (he adoption ol a certain person named Donnie Wayne NOW. unless you within thirty days alter the iiu',r of this notice and show cause acnnst such application, after the d:\te of this notice ant! show cause ;u:.n:ist such rtpphcMion. the (iiiestuin >hi\ll be \ taken as confessed and a decree of; adoption entered Dated this the 28th day of December. 105-1 ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, Clerk 12 30-16 Joins 200 Club TORONTO <AP>—When Harry Watson of the Toronto Maple Leal scored hi.s 200Ui NationiU Huckey Leagiit- [:o,il tie became the seventh active player to reach that mark The others are Maurice Richard nf Black Hawks, Tt-ci Lii'.dsey and norrlip Howe of the Red Wines. Mill Schmidt of the Bruins nnd Ted Kennedy of the Maple Leafs. Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit !0 home runs during Ifi.Vt. 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