The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1953 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 14, 1953
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PAGE Blytheville, Leachville Loom as Prime Cage Foes W/YTHBVH,I,K (ATM.) COURIER HEWS Tennessee Teams .Defeated by Both In Similar Contests Most obvious question arising' from Leachville and Blythcville weekend defeats of a pair of west Tennessee teams may no!, be answered until Jan. 7. That's the dale on which Ihe two teams are scheduled to meet for the first time. The question, of course, champion, his toughest fight April ; 13 at the same arena. Patterson is, win over Humholdl. while Ihe Lions W011 tllc decision after a grueling Floyd Patterson vs. D/c/< Wagner Tonight By JACK HAM) NEW YORK (AP) — Kloyd Patterson, boxing's Rookie of the Year for. 1953, goes after his ninth straight victory tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway with Dick Wagner of Toppenisli, Wash. Wagner, a rough body-thumper,* gave the former Olympic 165-pound "Which is the better?" Doib turned ' handled Milan Saturday niiUil With jn similar, in some cases identical, j a little more ease than did performances in winning Friday j Chicks the previous evening, and Saturday nights. the Dlylhrvilln took Humbolclt 112-60 There is always the possibility) while (he Lions were rolling over they will tangle in Jonesboro's an- Milan 13-Kl. nnn'l Northeast Arkansas Invitation- Manila Tomorrow al tournament which begins Dec. Friday night, the Chicks W. Saturday night, they completed a clean sweep of games with Humboldt and Milan. Tcnn. Blytheville turned in a win margin — two points — identical with that of Leachville's Friday night i S a t u r d a y night, Blythcv | watched a 38-23 halftime lead melt under the attack of the (asl-ttulsh- Mihin f>8-53 while Leachville was whipping Humboldt 69-67 in an overtime period. Tomorrow ni^ht the Chicks play ut Manila with both A and B teams battle, ft was one of the two pro fights in which Patterson has failed to knock out his man. Because Patterson is only ID, the fight is limited to eight rounds. It will be seen on television f Du Mont) in some sections of the country. It's No Longer Sam's Tourney Doug Ford Shows Slammer How If's Done in Winning ing Humboldt team. Blylheville Jumped lo By BEN PU«K MIAMI, Pla. Wl— Now they'll quit calling the Miami Open "Sam Snead's golf tournament." That designation will sound sort of silly after the way youthful Doug Ford gave the veteran Snead a sound beating as they battled for the 52,000 first prize in yesterday's final 18-hole stretch. Spotting Snead a one-stroke lead ss they started the last round, Ford caught him with a birdie on the first hole, worked up a two- stroke margin, then lowered the boom by sinking an 80-yard shot cut of the trees for an eagle 3 at the 15th, Three tjnrler The 31-year-old Yonkers, N. Y.. pro wound up with a 3-under-par 67 for a 72-llole tola! of 272 to beat Snead by four strokes nnd deny the West Virginia slammer's bid for a sixth championship. It became known as Snead's tournament after Sammy won it for the fourth and fifth times in 1950 and 1951. A movie contract forced him to miss is last year. Ford's prize increased his bankroll for the year to $26,815. He finished second in the money-winning list to Lew Worshain. Oak- monl. Ha. Worsham's toial of $34.002 included the S25.000 he won at the Tarn O'Shnnter in Chicago. Worsham won only $195 in the Miami Open as he finished in a i 14th place tie at 282. Snead, fading; under the last- round pressure by Ford, took a 72 for 276 nnd second place. He fin- first quarter lead, thanks to a couple of 20-foot set. shots by Bobby Jones. Bed Chilclress lilt for six, Jones and Bobby Hill (or four and Dexter West for three lo put the Chicks into a commanding linlltimc lead. But it took Humboldt only five minutes of the third quarter to get back into contention with the score reacting 38-37. Mosley Illls Six Then Tommy Mosley tossed In a couple of free throws, sank a flelc goal and then stole the ball from a Ram and dribbled down to lay in n crip lo account for six points, all in the final two minutes of the ,hird period to put Blytheville in Iront 52-« at the end of that quarter. That splurge of Mosley's even- .ually meant the difference in Ihe Blytheville led 60-59 going Into he final minute when Hill dunked jnc. Then Humbolclt sank a free hrow for a 62-60 score with only 15 econds remaining. The Chicks were, guilty of bring. us the ball back across Ihe mid- ourt lien and Humboldt gained osscssioii. With four seconds re- J, Humbolclt's Hazlewood rchcd a 30-footer toward the basket. It missed. Childress rebounded and the buzzer ended the contest. Lcnchvllle had « little easier time of it defeating Milan us Billy Ray clumped 25 points and Charles (Bo) Adams got 23. Leachville ended the first quarter with a 14-10 ami ran up that advantage up to 32-22 at hall'time. Blylheville hit on 22 of 51 field goal attempts for a 37 percent average. Chilclress hit five of 10. Jones six of 12. Hill five of 11 and Mosley throe 1 ol nine. Humboldt sacked 21 of 61 shots lor ,n 34 percent mark. E/.zard Charles and Coley Wallace meet in THE bout of the week Wednesday night at San Francisco. Charles is No. 3 challenger to Rocky Marciano and Wallace is No. 6. It will be telecast by CBS. Still aiming for a title bout with Marciano, ex-champ Charles can't afford another setback after his defeats by Nino Values and Harold Jackson. Wallace, who pluyed the title role In "The Joe Louis Story" for the movies, stopped Billy Oilliam his last outing, Sept. 28. For a change there will be an all- Irish main event in Madison Square Garden Prjclay when Paddy Young nnd Billy Grallnm battle in a 10- rounder. Young, hoping to get a return bout with Bobo Olson, who bent him for the American middleweight crown in the summer, stopped Sammy Giuliani on his first comeback bout. Graham, twice loser to Kid Gitvilan in welter championship fights, hasn't been in ac-, tion since July, when he drew with Carmen Bnsilio at Syracuse, N. Y. Bobby Glcason, just back from A!C Refuses Subsidy Hike Tccfi Sought Raise Of $1,200 Per Year for Athletes MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1903; LITTLE ROCK Wl — A proposal increase -subsidization of ath- DUCK CALLER-Pat Peacock, 15-year-old .stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Chick Ma- joi of Stuttgart, Ark., is the women's duck-calling champion of the world for the third successive year. The talent seems to run in the family—her stepfather was the world champion in 1945 and her mother won the women's division in 1950. In winning Ihe 1951 and 1952 titles, Pat edged out her mother. leles was defeated by the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference in a uid-u'intor meeting here Sntimlay. J. W. Hull, president of Arkansas Tech—later elected AIC president—proposed that the conference raise its SS.IiOQ yearly ceiling for sludent pay to $4,800 during any fiscal year. The vote was 6-3 against the resolution nnd the AIC emphasized its stand by passing the following measure: Game Limit Killed "The amount pnid to nil athletes for participating in football, base- and wide S WC Cage learns Roani Tin's Week Texas fo Manhattan; Porkers Entertain Missouri Saturday DALLAS W1 — Southwest Conference basketball teams roam far UCLA Punting Game Champ Lead In Blocking and Returning NEW YORK (AP) — UCLA's Rose Bowl bound Bruins are masters of the punting game in major college football for 1953. UCLA, according to NCAA service bureau statistics re- eased today, returned pimts 'urther. than any other team in the country — 561 yards. The Bruins blocked seven of heir opponents' 65 punts while the next best effort in Hint blocking was four. UCLA averaged a net gain of 31.6 yards a kick figured by subtracting the distance kicks were returned from the total length of the punts while Bruin opponents averaged only 24.3 yards. Cameron Factor All-America Paul Cameron, the ace Bruin tailback, was a major factor In UCLA's punt returning success, finishing second only to Minnesota's Paul Giel in yardage. Cameron returned 21 punts 284 yards as against Giel's 288 on n. In the other runback department Kansas State led teams in average per punt return with 23.8. Texas Tech achieved the same figure in kickoff returns while Noire Dame was best in combined kickoff and punt returns with an 18.4 average. Colorado was second in team punt returns with 17.2 yards and Okla- iiome fourth with 15.5 Oklahoma was fifth in kickoff returns with 21.4. 45 Per Try While Giel and Cameron traveled ihe greatest distance after receiving punts, Oklahoma's Merrill Green had an amazing 45 yards per reiurn average on five chances. Three of his returns were for touchdowns on runs of 80 yard against Notre Dame, 80 agains Texas and 68 against Iowa Stale. Stanford's Bob Oarrett, the na tlon's leading passer, also inter copied the most aerials (nine) bu Alabama's Bobby Luna returnee six Interceptions the greatest dis tance, 158 yards. Lattner Is High Tulanc's speedy Max McGee wen farthest \vith kickoff returns 37 yards in 17 tries while Notre Dame's All-America halfback John ny Lattner had an eye-opening 41.' average. Lattner's 331-yard tola was fourth best, but he had only eight chances. He scored on a 9-yard return against Penn and one of 86 against Purdue. L. G. Dupve, the Baylor halfback, gained the most yardage returning joth icickoffs and punts. Dupre tolled 502 yards, 340 of them on kickofTs. Texas Tcuh quarterback Jack iCirkpa trick earned n special uicb§ for himself. He twice ran back kickoffs 100 yprds — against West Texas State and against Tulsa. Cut-Rate Football and Basketball Boom Sports in Kentucky School BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) _ A leaf borrowed from the lean depression years has put athletics on a boom basis at Bowling Green High School. Cut-rale football did so well the past season that the school has decided to extend its experiment to basketball. Receipts dropcpd a little under le plan of selling season football ickets for depression era prices, nit the fans turnen nut. in rufnrrl f^r c(udent° sellill"" for '1 ind-f- lave been reduced from S3, 50 to S3 . ?1 ifl cr l e £ "I e ^ re4ype scats - BcmGsn Counter Europe wilh his Cuban h ished a stroke ahead of Marty Furgol. Lemonl, III., nnd Claude Harmon, Mamaroncck. N. Y. ,earhvill(- Blockor 12 Mcrndon 5 Adams 23 Kennett 8 Ray 25 Substitute;,: 1'c P P C o o Milan Mayo 24 Baker 8 Trobaugh 12 Travel' 10 Puchs Nino Viildcs. who flattened Heinz Ncuhaus, has posted a $5,000 check with the New York Slate Athletic Commission as a challenge to Mar- cinno. Oleason hopes he can move Val- dcs into a title shot at Marciano in Miami next February although Marcitmo's manager. Al Weill would prefer Dannq Nardico. Manila Tourney Opens Tonight MANILA — Four games are on tap tonight as Manila's Invitational basketball tournament Bets started. They Include Leachville - Valley View girls; Valley View - Luxora boys; Luvora-Chlldress girls and Dixie-Manila boys. Second-round games will be run off Wednesday night wies semifinals on Thursday and finials on Saturday night. hall and basketball, for student labor by any college in the AIC shall not exceed $3,000 during any fiscal year." Track athletes were not mentioned. A suggestion lo limit the regulni "oolbalt .season to nine games also was disapproved when Tech Athletic Director the restriction John Tucker said would hinder Oua- 2. Rnuls 8, Illytlicville West 8 Hill 12 Chiltlrpss M Mosley 12 Jones H Lloyd. Tus. F Leachville — Scotl, 10. Taylor. lluinholrlt Chapman 12 T Mullins 5 3 Craig 5 O Hcglar H u Hazlewood 14 Substitute*: Blytheville — Cobb AKCI-S: Humboldt — Blakemore heavyweight clli ' a College of Arkadelphin. The Baptist college Is atlcmtlng to arrange a schedule against five AIC teams in order to rejoin the conference. It dropped from con fercnce.competition two years a-'o The ATC also: 1. Defeated an amendment to limit the regular basketball season to 22 games. 2. Ruled that nn athlete must maintain a. "C" scholastic average during his senior year. 3. Approved a rule that summer, correspondence and repeal, courses will not be counted in the hours requirement, hut that summer and repeat courses will be fisilred in computing the grade point require- nent for athletes. 4. Demanded thai "tlie last two semesters of terms in resident will Iclermine the hours requirement for participation of a student (in sports events i. regardless of the time [hat, may have lapsed since this work was done." 5. Emphasized that students who have not participated in intercol- Icslnte athletics may transfer and Sports Roundup— Is Popular, But Not Keed If they meet the hours and grade point average roquiremenis. Paul M. McC'ain Was elected vice president and Dr. Matt Ellis o Hendrix College. Conway, contin lies as secretary-treasurer. By JACK HANI) ]vn against Dick Wiu;ner. The year (For Giiylc Talbiit) I alter Rocky Ciislellam was named NEW YORK — Bill Terry j Bookie he went mto a tnilspin. should pull a -stronc vote \vhei they gel. around to the next of fame elections . . . Kid Gavilai may be Fighter of Ihe Year, bin not in Syracuse, where Ihcy s;n\ him lose to Dnnny Wonibrr am just squeeze past home lown ha\ Carmen Basilio . . . Choice ol Dr. Vincent Nardicllo 10 be lion, ored for long and meritorious service to bosinc. recalls whci "the Doc" was Jimmy Sheppard a flashy lightweight. Ray Arce! continues to do a great job with his Saturday boxing scries that .shifts south to Now Orleans and Miami for thn holiday season ... What ever hap pened to Bob Murphy, the fellow who almost organized a baseball players' union a few y o a r s. back? . . . Was the vote 13-3 and not IG-0 for the player representatives to refuse to talk turkey with Ford Prick unless their lawyer was present? Washington would peddle Maury McDermott to the Yankees if they could gel Gus Triandos. Dill Skmv. ron and Andy Carey. They might even throw in Mickey Vcrnon loo ... Solly Henius probably wm be traded for pitching .strcnsih. now that the Cardinals have iaici $100,000 for rookie shortstop Alex Grammas . . . Baltimore and the Philadelphia A's have to do mine trading before spring, even if just lo .show Ihe fans they're not standing pat on 1053 deadwood. Floyd Pallerson, Ihe 1953 Rookie nl Ihe Year in boxing, Isn'l going lo wail iiniH '54 to tcsl Ihe jinx Dial usually follows the nwarcl. Ho sowi to the post tonight in Brook- Everybody knows what happened to the 1952 prize package, Vince Martinez. Walker Become a Back DFITtOIT M'l—Dook Walker, half back for the Detroit Lions, began Iliis football career as n guard nt Highland Park (Tex.) Junior High i School. With n minute remaining in his first game, he intercepted an enemy pass and ran 75-yards for the winning touchdown. ' At that, moment Walker decided to become j lor engages Va'ndorhilt at Nashvii'l " oncl: - 'and Southern Methodist tackle week with nine of the 13 games being intersectional nffnirs and three of those endangering Rice's status as the only undefeated team in the league. The Owls, winners of three games playing in their own baill wick, mnke a South-East tour playing Tulano at New Orleans tonight, St. John's at New York Thursday night and Tennessee at Knoxville Saturday night. The Owls whipped Stephen F Auslin 78-56 and Sam Houston State 89-77 week to roll along at a 7G-poinis-per-game clip. SiUU, Baylor Defeated Southern Methodist and Baylor met their first defeats. SMU falling before V.imlerbiH 72-65 after trimming Tulsa 72-70. and Baylor osing to Oklahoma City University 70-60. The Arkansas Razorbacks allowed Wnshiugtou University to make seven field goals in the first quar- er then tightened their defenses o defeat the Bears 69-55 at St. jouis Saturday night. Gerald Barnett led the Porker itfack with 15 points. Bob Kriegs- hauscr notched 19 points for the Bears. Tonight Texas A&M plays Louisiana State at Baton Rouge while Texas Christian, beaten twice last week by Brighiim Young, 53-48 and 71-Ci, engages Utah at Salt Lake City. Baylor vs. Trch Baylor nlays the hottest team In Ihe Boi'dT Conference, Texas Tech. at \Vacn tomorrow night. Wednesday ni^ht Texns A&M gets Texas Tech at College Station. Texas. v.-h:ch .showed gathering stvrngih last week in losing to Oklahnnn A^M by two points and whipping University ol Houston 68(54. will start an eastern tour Thursday nir.hl, clashing with Ducjuesne at Pittsburgh. The Longhorns drop I over In No* York Saturday nigl: to meet Manhattan. Friday night Texas Christian geL back home for a game with Abi lene Christian at Fort Worth. Saturday night, Arkansas, play Missouri at Fayetleyille while Ba'j droves. And that is where the school counted its profil. Larger Crowds "A large and enthusiastic crowd helps our team immensely." Principal H. B. Oray said today. "We are hopeful that once new fans are exposed to football and basketball they will develop an appetile for them and keep coming back over the years. I "With the prices we have set, we I feel that almost anyone not only! The gym seats 4,500. Desperation had nothing with the Bowling Orcen ment. Athletics are more than self- sustaining, with football and basketball paying- for nonspectntor spring sports. And the past summer 35,000 was taken from athletic profits to buy new band uniforms. £U°iKorse Honored Coach Ashamed can see our games, but have money left over for pop 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 lo the peak of old-fash'n goodness. CASCADE comes to you "from the life and vigor of the grain 1" KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON SQ.'M •l/3<l(. Vl'lnl $1.69 '/i I'inl fplus"stale tax) GEO. A. DICKEL DIST. CO., LOUISVItlE, KV.' 86 Cnu enough corn." Bowling Green High sold its five game season football tickets for SI for unreserved seats and $2.50 for reserved seats. Approximately 2.500 were sold four times as many as ever before in the school's 30-year football history. Receipts totaled $4,900 compared with the average $5,500 in recent years, but a factor in the decline. Gray said, was the cancellation of one game with key rival Franklin- Simpson, which had been suspended two weeks. Average Gain: 500 The attendance of the four home _ames played averaged 3.000, up about 500. Prices will remain the same next season although Bowling Green has six home games, meaning season ticket holders will pay 16 cents a game for unreserved seats. Season tickets for lo home basketball games have been cut in half Abilene Christian at Dallas. Henry Ohlen, big Texas Chrls- ian center, leads the scorers with 17 pouits. score PITTSBURGH l;Pi — Ever hear of COLUMBUS. Ohio l.fl — Hi-Lo's Forbes, a black stallion which brought only S300 in the auction ring as a weanling", today was^ np;iierl Harness Horse of the Year? for 1953. " v T'.ie five-year-old pacer, winner of S52.625 in taking 11 of 17 starts, is owned by Mr. and .Mrs. ^irl Wagner of Landover Hills, Md. Hi-Lo's Forhes ti'rnert !n a number of superlative performance's c'I'rin-r the 1333 C":ilp-i<rn, but t';c 79-43 Saturday night for the Dukes' fourth, consecutive victory without ! for tne Shrine's North-South char- defeat. But in the third period, i''y football grme in tie Orr.ive the Dukes scored 24 points while '• Bowl Christmas night remained to holding Pitt lo three — and Moore j be selected today nnd it, was ::a- didn't send in a substitute until his i "ounces that practice will stirt team was 29 points ahead. "I never saw anything like It," Moore declared. His players "did everything perfect," lie said, add"~s: "1 just didn't realize how little Pitt was scoring. They could not Slave threatened us at that stage md I suppose I should have real- zed that." Friday. Latest additions to the North squad were Bob Marich. University of Cincinnati guard, nnd Prod Davis, quarterback from Butler. The South added Bill Bowman V.'-yne Hopkins of Baylor, one of tl'.r? l:est pass-catching ends in the Southwest Conference. Eight to be Named For North-South MIAMI, Pla. l,ii _ only 8 of the 50 players comprising the squads Send lot Free Premiums am! Fijnr Approvals. SOUTHERN STAiMPSHOl 1 liu.v 11CJ Memphis, Tenn. 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