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»AGE TEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NBWf MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1953" Big Bowl Picture Beginning to Clear By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — The fog — not the same one that has been plaguing the Eas for the past week — was beginning to lift ever so slightly today on the confused bov nirfnrp Thp RnsR Bowl and Orange Bowl promoters were just about out of it. picture. The Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl promoter But still fogbound were the Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl chieftains. They have plenty of teams from which to make their selections, but they didn't have the faintest notion of how to go about trimming the list of eligibles. And while the promoters weve scratching their heads, the coaches and players had plenty to mull over in the wake of Notre Dame'6 14-14 tie with Iowa. There was no question that the Hawkeyes knocked the cloak of invincibility off the Irish. But what of Notre Dame's tactics—or to use a better word, dramatics — that all but saved First it was Prank Varrlchone who caused a "injured player" time out wiih one second to go in the first half and the Irish behind. They promptly tied it. Then Art Hunter and Don Penza did the same thing with six seconds in the game left and the Irish trail, ing. Again they tied it. Remember the postseason discussions about Notre Dame's "sucker shift" of last year, and its eventual demise by the Rules Committee? This one ought to cause even more post-mortems. As for the bowls, the Rose will pit Michigan State against UCLA. The Uclans, champions of the Pa- Frank Leahy's boys from defeat, cific Coast Conference, needed only Porkers Get Chance To Improve Record By CARL BELL FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks, who have displayed improvement so far in Bowclen Wyatt's first season as their coach through a fighting spirit, better use of fundamentals and coming close, will get a chance next Saturday to make it show up in the won-losl column, too. They'll close out the campaigi here against an impotent Tulsa University team, and for the only time in their 10-game schedule the Eazorbacks will be favored to win If they come through, their record for the season of rebuilding will be three victories againsi seven defeats—which will be one more victory than they managed last year. Until last Saturday Arkansas' thinly manned squad had combat- ted week after week teams far better fixed with material. And they' had managed to make all games except shutouts by Ole Miss and Rice Interesting to the end. Then, when the Porkers met a Louisiana State team that appeared no better off in manpower, they were beaten 9-8 by one of the most weird breaks in football. Trailing 9-6 in the fourth quarter, the Razorbacks powered 88 yards through the mud of Wai- Memorial Stadium in Little Rock from their own 11 to the LSU one. At that point tailback Lamar McHan, one of five Arkansans who played 60 minutes, fumbled as he was tackled near the goal line {lag after gaining enough for a first and goal. The officials said the ball slipped through the corner of the end zone before it went out of bounds. A touchback was ruled, an Arkansas was thwarted and. LSU gained possession on the 20. Still, the Razorbacks drove back to the one the next time they got the ball but were halted there by a great LSU goal line stand. Later the Tigers gave Arkansas a two-point safety rather than to take the chance of having a second punt blocked in the end zone for a touchdown. That's the way tackle Jim Roth gave Arkansas its six points in the first quarter after n 54-yard McHan boot had backed up the Tigers to their own five . LSU started out as though it were going to make a rout of the bruising contest. Fullback Jerry the official ratification of the res of the league to make It officia State was voted in last night a a Big Ten meeting. The Spartan wound up in a tie with Illinois fo the league championship, each wit a record of 5-1. The first vote ended in a 5- deadlock, so Commissioner Tu Wilson called the faculty repre sentatlves to Chicago to discus it and Michigan State, a freshma in the conference, emerged th winner. The Orange Bowl will send Okla homa, the Big Seven winner against Maryland, which flnishec its season Snturday with a 21- victory over Alabama. The Terp are the only major undefeated-un tied learn in the country. As things stand. Duke and Maryland are tied for the leadership of the new ly formed Atlantic Coast, Confer ence. which sends its champion tt the Orange Bowl. But if a faculty vote Is required it is Inconceivable that Marylaiu would not get the bid. Duke has been ben ten twice and tied once and still must face North Caro !ina. Cotton Bowl officials are being 'orced to wait for the end of the Southwest Conference season to de- .ermine the host team. Right now Baylor, Rice and Texas are tied the lead. Baylor and Rice go at each other Saturday, so one wil be eliminated. Officials said they hoped to decide the visiting team within the next 48 Jiours. Georgia Tech has the. Inside track, although still up for consideration nve Kentucky, West Virginia, Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi. If Mississippi can get by Mississippi State, however, and wins the Southeastern Conference title, it probably will go to the Sugar Bowl ugainst the second-place team in the Southwest Conference. If State wins, the Southeastern Conference champion would be decided by the Alabama-Auburn game Saturday. The Southeastern Conference victor usually plays in the Sugar Bowl- As for the Notre Dame-Iowa State fracas, and '.he repercussions thereof, the conches hod to look at it one of two ways: mints of View 1. The Irish overstepped themselves and used plain, skullduggery In their desperate (and successful) attempt to keep their undefeated skein going, 2. Anything goes in football and so long as officials can't call you on it, It's legitimate. AH strips maintained a discreet silence today. But both iricidents gave Ralph Guelielmi a chance to let off des- pern tion passes to Dan Shannon. He hit with an 11-yard toss with one second left In the second quar- can Lesion's wrestling show at tbr - then found hfm a l^ in wlth six Memorial Auditorium. | seconds left in the game in the The Black Monster, a wrestler I fmnl P ei>iod - vho conceals his identity behind! The last big Saturday of the mask, Is .scheduled to team with season ran pretty much true to Marchiind, the day's chief ground gainer with 102 yards rushing and a principal Tiger pass receiver, led the Southeastern Conference team 68 yards to a touchdown the first time it got the ball. George Barncato carried on the scoring plunge. After Roth knocked down and pounced on Al Doggetrs punt for the Arkansas score, the Tigers rollback to the Razorbacks 21, from where freshman Tommy Davis kicked the field goal that spelled the difference. "I thought it was a swell game," said Wyatt. "It was a rough, hard- rought game and a toug!i one to jpe." McHan, who completed half his 14 passes for 88 yards and ran for 30 more, said, "We hurt ourselves more than any LSU player did, but we'll be ready for next week." Masked Man Oh Weekly Mat Card A masked newcomer and five veteran heavyweights pair oil in tennis of three tonight for a six mnn Lag natch that will headline the Amer- ,oughies Count Verdi find Al Get/ igalnst Walter Sirois and two of Jie Welch brothers, Lester and Sdtt'urd. The king sized program was ar- •anged by Promoter Mike Meroney is his Thanksgiving special. This )out is expected to get plenty rough before the evening is over form. The big games of the day wore on the West Coast, where UCLA and Stanford were tied for the conference lead. The Uclans defeated Southern California 13-0 and Stanford could do no better than tie California 21-21. Oregon State, a team that could- sill n't score a. point in its first five ix principals nre capable of mix- ' games, surprised one and all by ng it up with anybody. [beating Oregon 7-0 and Mtsslssip- Three one-fall preliminary bouts pi Southern which started off the ire also on the curd with the Mon•ter meeting Lester Welch. Verdi ;cason bamn, with an upset over Ala- finished operations by aking on Sirois and Getz meeting j thumpln? Georgia 14-0. Finally, Edward Welch. iHnrvar.". upended Yale 13-0. A Great Actor and Backward Punt By BOB HOODING NEW YORK (AP) — Hanging out Monday's football wash and don't forget the ear plugs to shut out the noise: ,A guy named Prank Vnrrichi- one who plays tackle for Notre Dame made the most significant outcry if not the loudest at South Bend tc help the nation's No. 1 team get a tie with Iowa . . . With gestures to go with his howling that would have pleased the most severe drama critic, Varri- chione managed to get the clock stopped with just one second to go in the first half and the ball in Irish possession of the Iowa 12. Varrichione held his back in apparent pain when the officials took time out to see that he got to the sideline . . That gave Notre Dame time for one more play and Ralph Gugllelmt obliged with a scoring pass to Dan Shannon. There was plenty ot bellowing from the Southern California bench when UCLA's Paul Cameron ran with the ball after signaling for a fair catch on a punt. Seems that peerless Paul fumbled the ball, scooped it up and made about 10 yards . . But the officials didn't listen to the objections—they ruled it was a free ball after the fumble. After that the Trojans watched the Bruins hack through their wooden horse for a 13-0 victory and a Uose Bowl trip. Duke's Lloyd Caudle to Jerry Barger after a whistle apparently had blown . . . Billy Teas' 48-yard punt return later settled the argument and the game in Tech's favor, 13-10. A few coacnes could he heard to moan about a play they didn't want to work—the one Columbia's Lou Little has tabbed "(lie well- directed intercepted pass." . . . Iowa started on its two scoring drives as the result of pass interceptions . . . Stanford lost hope for the Rose Bowl whpn California picked off five of Bobby Garrett's tosses as the Bears gained 21-21 tie ... Southern Methodist got knocked out of Southwest Conference contention when Baylor's Cotton Davidson stole a pass his end zone to preserve n 27-21 Baylor lead . . ..And it was Lauren Pepper's 46 yard interception runback that started Mississippi Southern to a 14-0 victory over Georgia. That, you may remember. Is the team (hat started the whole thing off by upsetting Alabama back in September. ENDS FOR '54? — Freddy Rounsavall (left) and Jimmy Bratcher are a pair of small, but erackerjack end prospects who could well wind up as regulars for the Chicks next year. They are both sophomores and were aces for Coach Harold Stockton's Papooses last year. The Chicks will be dealt a severe blow at end .by graduation, losing Charles Ray Hall, Bobby Hill and Billy Gilbow. (Courier News Photo) Secrecy, Confusion Produce Bowl Team CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State emerged yesterday rom a flurry o£ week-end telephone calls, telegrams, secret neetings and repeated balloting as the Big Ten choice for :ie Rose Bowl. The Spartan opponent In the an- ttal Jan. 1 classic at Pasadena will e UCLA, the Pacific Coast Con- ercnce champion. Big Ten athletic directors chose [ichigan State over Illinois, a team Spartans tied for the conter- ice championship at five victories nd one loss each. Commissioner Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson took the first sounding of entiment Saturday night by tele- lone and telegram. Several such illots were deadlocked, five for Ilchigan State, five for Illinois. Despairing of reaching a deci- on by long distance. Wilson sum- toned the various chiefs to Chl- igo for a Sunday meeting, which Nebraska's Ray Novak had to chase a bad center pass that went into his end zone and punt the ball back over his head ... It landed on the.nine. Oklahoma lost the scoring, opportunity on a fumble but the Sooners won anyway 30-7 ... .In the hats off department one low bow to Dick Carr of Columbia who became the only major college player to go 60 minutes in all his team's games. Six Misses : or Winner Emma Kennamer Gets $10 Prize Emma Lee Kennamer missed eking only six winners to win le Courier News' next to last week- football contest. The winner missed the four tie ames and two others to cop the 0 cash prize. This week's contest games, last the current season, appear in day's issue of the Courier News. Because several of this week's lines will be played Thursday, the :adline for entering the contest Is week has been changed to Wed- esday midnight. Last week's scores: Blytheville 33. DuPont, 13 Osceola 19, Piggott 19 Burdette 12, Wilson 0 Earle 59, Luxora 0 Notre name 14, Io\va 14 (tie) Maryland 21. Alabama 0 Dartmouth 34. Princeton 12 Harvard 13, Yale 0 Penn State 17, Pittsburgh 0 Illinois 39, Northwestern 14 Purdue 30, Indiana 0 Missouri 10, Kansas 6 Michigan 20, Ohio Stale 0 Minnesota 21, Wlnsonsin 21 (tie) Oklahoma 30, Nebraska 7 Auburn 45, Clmison 19 Georgia Tech 13. Duke 10 Kentucky 27, Tennessee 21 LSU 9, Arkansas 8 Baylor 27, SMU 21 Rice 19, TCU 6 North Carolina 33, Virginia 7 UCLA 13, Southern Cal 0 California 21, Stanford 21 (tie) lasted about 12 hours. Reporters were advised that it was going on but Wilson wouldn't tell them just where. A Switch Finally, reportedly on the sixth ballot, one director previously favoring Illinois switched to Michigan State. The 6-4 vote was all that the Spartans needed. Athletic directors from Illinois and Michigan State, by mutual consent, absented themselves from the Chicago meeting. Michigan State, rated third in the country, had a slightly better I record than Illinois — eight victories and one loss (6-0 to Purdue) against the mini's seven wins, one loss (34-7 to Wisconsin) and one tie (21-21 by Nebraska). However, some directors apparently voted against the Spartans because of their current probationary status for certain recruiting practices and because of their first-year standing in the Big Ten. Other, personal factors might have entered in. Cotton Bowl's List Narrowed to Five By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — The Cotton Bowl field has been narrowed to five teams and a selection is due within 48 hours, President Otto Eisenlohr of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Assn., indicated today. He named Georgia Tech. Alabama, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Mississippi as being on the list from which a visUing team will be picked to play the Southwest Conference representative. Texas, Kice or Baylor He doesn't know the Southwest Conference team either because right now there is a three-way tie for the lead among Texas, Rice and Baylor and it will require three games this week to even cut it down to two. Georgia Tech was considered the leading prospect in some quarters but that couldn't be verified from the selection committee,- of which Leonard Green is chairman and Eisenlohr is a member. The com- mittee members weren't talking other than to say they were in continuous session and had become the darlings of the telephone company. The Schedule "Man, are those bills running up!" breathed Eisenlohr. "We have to name this team pretty soon or we'll all go nuts." Georgia Tech, with a record of seven victories, one tie and two losses, still has Georgia to play. Alabama plays Auburn. Texas Tech meets Hardin-Simmons and Mississippi closes out with Mississippi State this week. West Virginia has finished its schedule with an 8-1 record. Oil Capitol is the only horse to win Hialeah's Big Two — the Flamingo and the V/idener. As a three- year old he won the Flamingo. Last winter lie copped the 5100,000 Wide- tier Handicap. And the Georgia Tech crowd ronrcd Its disapproval at Atlanta when they felt the officials had allowed an important lateral trom BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nov. 23 8:00 p.m. 6 MAN TAG BOUT Black Monster, Count Verdi And AL GETZ Adults 60c — Children 15c vs. Walter Sirios, Lester Welch And Edward Welch Plus 3 1-Fall Matches Monster vs. L. Welch Sirois vs. Verdi Getz vs. E. Welch Doak VYalker of the Detroit Lions claims he is losing weight playing pro football. In college he weighed 180 pounds. Now he plays at 172 pounds. Girls to Use Boys Rules NEW YORK UP) — Girl basketball players will be using boys rules hereafter in all international tournaments. That's the ruling of the International Amateur Basketball Federation which governs such policies. If basketball for girls is added* to the Olympics in 1958, such contests will be played under men's rules. Fathers of two Brandets University backetball players are police officers. Bob Sheridan's dad is a policeman in Boston. Don Healy's father is a lieutenant in Manchester, N. H. Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Preacher Roe lost three games in 1953. His third defeat snapped a 10-game winning streak. Bill Wambsganss of Cleveland made the only unassisted triple play in World Series history. It occurred in the 1920 Series against i the Brooklyn Dodgers. We Repair All Makes of Oil Heaters Hubbard Hardware Eight Teams in Eastern NEW YORK W — For the first time in its 52-year history, the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball league will have eight teams. The newest member is Brown University. The 56-game schedule will start Dec. 12 when Harvard visits Brown at Providence, R. I. Sugar Bowl Must Wait : A Week 1 Texas Tech Looms As Big Favorite * NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sugar Bowl, facing the task of picking two football teams from a limited field of independents and unattached colleges, must wait until Saturday's results are in before making its selections. President Irwin Poche said last night he did not believe it wise, to discuss which teams are under consideration, but unofficial tallc centered more and more around Texas Tech. Tech manhandled Houston 41-21 Saturday, with the victory following Houston's 37-7 triumph over highly-regarded Baylor by one week" Tech has won nine games, lost only 21-14 to Texas A&M early, in the season and will close its campaign against Hardin-Simmons this week . West Virginia, which has been praised by Fred Digby, general manager of the Sugar Bowl, walloped North Carolina State 61-0 last week and remained another prime .favorite. West Virginia has finished its season with eight victories and a 20-14 loss to SoutJA| Carolina. w SEC Team Due Except for Texas Tech and West Virginia, teams under Sugar Bowl consideration have at least two stains on their records. The SEC's best this year include Kentucky, Auburn and Georgia Tech. Kentucky has lost to Texas A&M and Mississippi, but has beaten such teams as Rice, Mississippi State and Tennessee. Auburn, loser to Georgia Tech and winner over Mississippi, faces strong Alabama this week. Tech has lost to Alabama and Notre Dame, but got back in the runnis? with a 13-10 victory over Duke Saturday. Biirdette Plays On Wednesday Pirates to Host Shawnee Eleven Burdetts will be seeking to climb above the .500 mark Wednesday night when the Pirates play host to Shawnee. Now boasting a 4-4-2 mark following Friday night's 12-0 upset victory over Wilson. Coach Harold Stockton said this morning that W. T. Langley, one of the Pirates' top offensive threats, possibly would be back in action Wednesday. He missed last week's game with several bruised ribs. In Friday night's game, the Pi- •ates struck for a touchdown in .heir first series of plays. Then they staved off Wilson drives which carried to the two and four and scored themselves on the 'inal play of the game. Kickoff time Wednesday night las been set for 8 o'clock. R. C. FARR & SONS WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Philheat Fuel Oil 'Super Safe' H. D. Premium Motor Oil "66" Petroleum Products & Lee Tires Phone 400 RAILROAD ST. Phone 4567 Blytheville, Ark. 4567 "Serving This Area For Over 20 Years" Mellow as Moonlight YES-MELLOW AS MOONLIGHT FOR ITS 83rd HOLIDAY SEASON! ...only CASCADE gives you the light, mellow richness of the original 1870 formula. Smoothed by nature to the peak of old'fash'n goodness, CASCADE comes to you "from the life and vigor of the grainl" KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON Plus Slate T»x 1/5 Qt. Ft SEO. A. DICKU CIST. 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