The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1953 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 14, 1953
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DECEMBER 14- "88 RI.YTHEVTT.l.E (ARK.) COURIER NKWf PAGE TKTRTE1CH Kentucky, Duquesne, Indiana Are Still Tops By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Although, (here have been numerous upsets and some disa ' pointments during the young basketball season, Indiana, Kentucky and Duquesne, th three teams rated at the top of the heap before operations began, have shown no cau for concern. The three have won nine games I among them, and all swing back | into action tonight. Indl»n», With three straight tri- I umphs, seems to be in the most [danger. The Hoosiers. defending TOCAA champions, play Notre Dame, which has looked good in three encounters so far. They also | play Montana during the week. Kentucky, back in action after a year's layoff, has won its only two starts, and plays Wake Forest, an outfit thkt created all sorts of surprises in the Southern Conference last year. But unless there is a major upset in the making, Adolph Rupp's team should win ar. it pleases. Duke vs. C. Tech Duquesne. the pride of the East, shows a record of four victories. Its opponent Is Carnegie Tech, a team that even Coach Dudley Moore admits his charges should beat. On Thursday, though, the Iron Dukes play St. Louis, which could cause them more than a workout. In fact, with the season barely under way, Duquesne already has w.on a tournament. Moore's outfit captured the Steel Bowl championship by beating Pitt in the final Saturday night 7fl-43—and holding the Panthers to just three points in the final period. "I never saw anything like it." Moore said. "I was absolutely entertained," Trouble* f| ; The teams ranked right below ' the top three in the Associated Press preseason poll, however, are having .their troubles. Oklahoma A&M. No. 4, has won four and lost one, and tonight it must play a return date with Colorado, which it defeated S8-55 Saturday after coming from behind in the final period. . Kansas, No. 5. has lost its first two contests. The Jayhawks return home this week, however, and play Tulsa Wednesday. Actually, the Big Ten seems to be showing the way this season. Only, two of its members—Iowa and Northwestern—have been beaten. Indiana, the favorite to win its second straight title, clubbed Butler 76-57 Saturday. Illinois Impressive Illinois, which the experts see as 1 the main threat to Indiana's throne also looked Impressive in thrashing Alabama 77-54. I The Southwest conference also Is having its troubles in Intersections] competition, and only Rice, which has played all its games at home, remains In the undefeated class. On the West Coast, California Hpped Its stock considerably Saturday by turning back Santa Clara. one of the better Coast learns, 63-50 while UCLA whipped Arizona 84-43 and Oregon State turned back Portland 84-65. With L.i» Salle's 74-66 defeat at the hands of Niagara, Fordham loops as Duquesne's mMn threat to Eastern supremacy. The Rams vanquished Princeton 47-61 Oklahoma Guard Is Top Lineman of'53 By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — J. D. Roberts, Oklahoma's A America guard, was college football's No. 1 lineman wit out any argument in the opinion of the nation's sports wri ers and sportscasters. The writers and broadcasters participating in the Associated Press poll gave the 20-year-old. 202-pound senior from Dallas, Tex., a total of 220 points, 100 more than his nearest rival, All America Stan Jones, Maryland tackle. The points were figured on the basis of three for a first-place vote, two for second and one for third. Roberts was a defensive specialist in 1952 who switched to the one- platoon system of play without any trouble. Mims Third Crawford Mims of Mississippi, Roberts' running mate on the All America, edged Michigan State's Don Dohoney, All America end, and Art Hunter, Notre Dame .tackle Harrison Wins; Juniors to Play Both boys and girls learns of Harrison High School came off with victories at the Harrison gymnasium here Saturday night. The girls won 32-12 from Turrell while the boys were getting a 65-10 victory. Tomorrow night, junior boys andj^lls over the 90 minute time lim girls teams meet teams from Lux- routc Three one fall preliminary bou for third place. Mims' total wa 85 points to 81 each for Dohom and Hunter. Larry Morris, Georgia Tech All America center, received 5 which tied htm for sixth place Bill Fenton, Iowa end, and Stev Eisenhauer, Navy's 1952 All Ame ica guard. The first 10 was completed b Ray Correll, Kentucky guard, an Jack Shanafelt. Pennsylvania's A America tackle. Six-Man Tag Show Tonight- BIytheviHe's wrestling fans w get another king-sized program their favorite sport tonight wru promoter Mike Meroney puts s men in the ring in his tag; mate main event. Heading the list of participan in the six-man tag card is A new comer who wrestles under th name of Indio A^tec, a. full-bloon Aztec Indian. He Js scheduled to team wil Charley Keene and Chico Corte against two of the Welch brother Joe and Edward and Lee Fields The bout will be two out of thre ora at the* Harrison gym. First game Js 7:30. to get started at are also on the card with Azte meeting J. Welch, Cort3z vs. Fielc and Keene vs. E. Welch. Please all the Family this Christ mat with World Book Encyclopedia All subjects bound in order like a dictionary. First choice of America's Schools, Libraries and homes, Christmas delivery guaranteed until December 18. Call BILL PATTON, PHONE 8890, BLYTHEVILLE. Low down payment .... no carrying charges .... easy terms. DON'T DELAY! 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Giants All Out Detroit clinched the Weslern Division cro\vn ycstereny by u'hip- pins the New York Glnnls 27-16 as Steve Owen bowed out as the Quarterback Y. A. Tittle threw four touchdown passes and fullback Joe Perry scored three times. The 4!)crs ended the season with a 9-3 record. Detroit had 10-2. The Chicago Cardinals out.-coreri the Chicago Hears 24-17 to rack up their first victory of the yenr and the Pittsburgh Sleelers edged the WashiiiRlon Redskins H-13. The Los Angeles Rams ended New York heart coach alter 23 years. He resigned last Thursday bin will remain with the team In j their season Saturday night by a scouting capacity. i trouncing the Green Buy Packers The Giants went all out to win 33-17. one (or their departing mentor and came within half a yard of tying the score late in the game. But MECHANICAL CENTER—Felton T. (Pooch) Wright observes his sun. Bob, as he prepares to trip mechanism that duplicates human action of centering a football T stvle. The object is to master ball control. A lot o{ T quarterbacks will be doing this (rom now until spring practice. Wright formerly coached Howard Payne College of Brownwood, Tex. "(NBA) Detroit's Gene Gedman deliberately gave the Giants » safety and then as time ran out, he cracked over from the 6 for the clincher. Cleveland, after 11 straight without » loss, fell victim to the aerial artistry of Philadelphia's Bobby Thomason. The Eagles triumphed •12-27 as Thomason pitched for three touchdowns, and completed 23 of 3f) passes for 311 yrncl.s. Tittle Hits The San Francisco -40prs, who until yesterday had a chance of deadlocking Detroit for the lead. Since 194B golfers jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead and Ben HOJMII each have won two Musters tournaments. Demftret also won in 1940. Match Off, Boxers Lam TWIN PALLS, Idaho (IP) — The boxing mnfch scheduled for to- nisht, between the magic Valley Boxing Club and the Utah State Industrial School has been canceled, Chita Manager Bill Moran says. 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