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FRIDAY, DECEMBER is, B1.YTHKV11.1.E (AflK.) COtmiEtt NEWS PAGE THTKTEETt Arkansas Sporttttti Camden Moans Over AA All-State Picking By CAUL BELL Associated Tret* BporU Writer that there's ever been an athletic all-star team In any sport that sat- It's doubtful isfied everybody. So, it's no surprise to find Sports Editor James Bechfelheimer of the Camden News b'asling the 1953 Class AA All-Arkansas high school football team selected by coaches as "the lousiest pickings in the history of the selections." Beck's specific beef is that Cam- •• f °n placed only two players on je 34-man honor squad, while ilaivern—wlilch lost to Camden— placed five. Our contention always has been that it is impossible to determine the 11 very best football players In the nation, or In a state, because none of the persons making the selection!! — be they coaches or sports writers—has the opportunity of seeing all the players in action. If you don't see 'em, you can't compare 'em.. When there's choice, the player chosen normally is the one with the most successful team. All-conference teams In college «nd all-district teams in hlfth school ..re exceptions. In these cases, the nil-star pickers see all the players and can draw accurate conclusions. Fourth For State The Arkansas State Indians' appearance in the Tangerine Bowl ...II be their fourth postseason football engagement in three years, and when the sun goes down New Years' day, 12 members of the Tribe will have played in 'em all. The dandy dozen who have played twice in the Befrigerator Bowl and once previously in the Tangerine are: Ray Eickmeyer. Pvonr.ie Allen, Al Kunz, Dan Spensleri, •flannel Vidal, Lou Stadler, Mil^rd Goldberg, Jim Petroff, Oene Skora. Rudy Wagner, Bill Daniel uid Little All-America Richie \Voit. 10,600 Scats Athletic Director John Barnhill and basketball Coach Glen Rose hope the University of Arkansas' projected new in.MO-seat fieldhouse .'ill be ready for use in the 1954-55 cage season. Right now 10.600 seems like considerably more seats than ever will he needed for a basketball game at Payettevllle. But that was the outlook: for the 500-seat Schmidt's Barn in 1P24 find the present 2,500-seat Razorback Fieldhouse in 1938. Both were outgrown quickly. Pointers TouRh With big and experienced Pete Collier and Bob Crawford Showing the way. Van Buren High School's senior boys have been knocking off some of the state's leading cage powers with ridiculous ease. It having already been reported in this corner .that Van Buren's girls are apt to repeat as Arkansas champs, wouldn't it be something if Clair Bates — -who coaches both f r he boys and the girls—produced two titiists this season? All-Stars In Bowls MOBILE, Ala. I* — It Senior Bowl coaches P«ul Brown and Steve Owen were the worrying kind, they'd probably get the bowl fitters between now and Jan. 2. Forty-three of the 47 players who'll perform for them in the Senior Bowl football game here Ian. 9 will play in other bowl or all star games this ycarend. This ; a record crop. Between the North-South game at Miami Christmas night and the Sast-West game at San Francisco Irish Fainting Act Is 'Most Unusual By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame's much-discussed "injured player" time-out in its Nov. 21 deadlock with the Iowa Hawkeyes popped up again today to be voted college frirt* Viil l*e> "niricl unuouil inrM/lftni" in up CREDIT JEWELERS l-Z LOCAL ClffPIT rmt LOCAL PfOPLf 8V LOCAL KOPLf GIFTS 114 W. MAIN Paris and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors W R O I. F S A I. K III N<itth Broad**} Phone 1511 and (512 football's "most, unusual incident" in an Associated Press poll of sportswriters and sportscasters. The Irish, "incident,," which halftime, while the Notre Dame brought forth nationwide expres- coach was walking into his team's dressing room. He was taken to a hospital during the third quarter but the Irish went to win 27-14. sion of pros and cons, easily won out over the Duke-Navy "short count" and the collapse of Frank Leahy during the Notre Dame- Georgia Tech game Oct. 24. The N.D.-Iowa controversy, labeled by some who balloted as the "big faint" and "the dying swan act," was one of the most heated in recent seesons. It Worked It was set off by tackle Frank Varrichione who—with only seconds remaining in the first half, the Irish trailing 7-0 and already having used up Its allotment of five time-outs — suddenly clutched at his bacJc.and legs and fell to the round. A time-out, was called, following which quarterback Ralph Guglielmi fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to end Dan Shannon to tie the score. Thrpe Downs The Duke-Navy "three downs" affair came in the third quarter of their Nov. 7 game. With the ball on Navy's 16 in Duke's possession, the officials inadvertently a'llowed the Blue Devils onJy three plays before handing the ball over ;he Midshipmen, The game ended i a sioreless t.ie. Leahy's collapse, later attributed to muscle spasms, occurred during TeamsAdvance At Manila Luxora, Leachville Manila in Finals MANILA — beachville's girls and Manila and Luxora boys teams play in the finals nt the Manila invitational tournament here tomorrow night with the first game getting started at 7:30. Last night, Leachville advanced by defeating Luxora 3D-22. M. Clark and L. Clark had 14 each for the losers while Swihart-'s n was high for Leachville. Luxora's boys look a. 50-37 decision from Dell with Jerr> Edwards I him. sacking 22 markers. Sullins had I The victory was a must for the 21 for Luxora. [American learn. Now they need «""W ?l lhf> Dem—r Co""'ry C' making it quite rviriTI that t>- .• b-i t---i f"rf"tten. (NF.A) Talbert Benches Seixas, Uses Self By WILL GIUMS1.EV BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — United States Davis Cup Captain Billy Talbert gambled and won today when he teamed with his young protege, Tony Trabert, and carved out a 6-3, 6-2, 4-9, 9-7 victory over Belgium's Philippe Washer and Jacques Brichant in the doubles match of the Davis Cup interzone finals. Talbert. old "long pants" of the prewar days, substituted himself for Vic Selxas. his Mumping star, and he erlninly made the risht decision. The 35-year-old veteran, who has been playing little competitive tennis, was superb for t,wo sets, then held on for the last two when the pace began to get They Won One Back in 1947 WOOSTER, Ohio W—Speaking of records, have you heard about the h school that hasn't won a basketball game in six years? What's more, the Mount Eaton Pirates may never win another game. The tiny school of only 11 male students is scheduled to go out of existence two years from now when it will be consolidated with two other schools. Nine of the boys in school are on the basketball squad. The chal- enge involved in winning even a single victory with auch a small squad keeps up their spirits, Coach Joe Pagnanelli Bays, Mount Eaton's last triumph was on Dec. 2, 1947. Since then, they have lost 5 straight, playing between 13 and 19 games a season. Jan. 2, players coming here will have participated in 10 separate games. There'll be that many possibilities for injuries to players. Dixie's girls, wno'll meet Leach-! only '•" S P |U tomorrows final two ville in the finals, won over Manila ] singles matches to gain the Chal- 55-45 with Morgan getting 12 for! lcn B e Round against Australia at Manila and D. snug ringing up 20 for the winners. Manila's boys gained n finals position by running over Childress 59-50 with Larry Homer dumping in 21 points. Glen Walker's 24 was hiRh for the game. There will be no games tonight. Texas Coach Credits Spirit the end of the month. Talbert .saia ne wouul send Seixas back into action against Washer and Trabert' ngainst Brichant. a reversal of the first two singles opponents. If was yesterday that Turkey Shoot Is Planned LEACHVILLE — Groom YonnR: Post, 2flfi of American Legion has; EL PASO, Tex. W—Mississippi | scheduled its annual Christmas tur- Southern's New Bowl opponent, Year's Day Sun Texas Western, , has (he seventh Btrongest defense in the nation and its coach says it's all because of spirit. "When you hnve a high rating In anything, there's usually a reason," Coach Mike Brumbelow said. "The only on« I can thlnlc of for our miners Is spirit. "The spirit of this Miner team just ns good fts any I've Been In 25 years of coaching-." He noted that the Miners, averaging about 187 pounds along the line and around 170 in the backfield, will be giving 1 away weight to the favored Mississippi Southern crew. "We gave away weight most of the season," Brumbelow said. "We've spent a lot of time on de- key .shoot for Dec, 21. The shoot will begin and will grounds. at 1 p.m. Brichanf upset Seixas and had Talhert worrying over just what course of action to take. Bill used himself reluctantly and only after talking the entire matter over wit.h the players and Dr. S. E. Davenport, manager of the team and a power in the United States Lawn Tennis Assn. Worried "We decided . it was the most logical move for today," Talbert said. "The decision was made with the welfare of the team as a whole in mind and no thought for individuals." But he still is worried about Seixa.s. "There Is nothing we can do about tomorrow." he said with B frown. He definitely won't play singles himself. Billy was asked if Selxas had volunteered withdrawing because of his poor play. "I make the decisions," Talbert answered. "This is a team iiffalr, and we talked II, over as ft team. If une player isn't going well, we tell him. Then he may disagree nnd give his reasons. Then we givfi our reasons and that is it." Yankee Statdium: It's Still The House That Babe Ruth Built NEW YORK (AP) — The world champion New York Yankees will play ball next season in a stadium owned by a Chicago real estate firm located on land owned by tha Knights of Columbus but it will still be the "House That Ruth Built." Del Wnbh and Dan Topping, co- owners of the baseball club, sold Yankee Stadium nud Blues Stadium in Kansas City yesterday for 6!a million dollars. They sold to the Anrold Johnson Corp. of Chicago, hearted by Arnold Johnson. Johnson then sold the land under Yankee Sliuiimn nnd the adjacent, parking lots—about four acres of around—to the Knights of Columbus for 2' 2 million dollars. More l>e:i]s Next, Johnson rented back the land from thfl K. of C. and then leased the whole works back to the Yankees. Johnson kept the Kansas City park. Everybody seemed happy about the tremendous and complicated deal. Webb nnd Topping, along with Larry Mr.phail, paid only $2,800,000 in 1946 for both ball parks, the Yankee ball club, its players nnd all equipment, the Kansas City ball club and its players and the Newark ball club. In 1947 Webb Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIA Tournament (first round) East Texas 79. Pindlny (Ohio) 68 Springfield (Mo) 86, Nebraska Wesleyan 50 Illinois Wesleyan 77, Miss Southern 71 Hamline 81. Rockhm-st PB Other Games Western Kentucky 78, St. Francis (Bkn) 56 Army 81, Ithaca 57 Euquesne 71, Texas 58 Rice 85. St. Johns (Bknl 81 . Maryland 00.' Virginia Tw.h 62 Aake Forest 92, McCrary Eagles 66 Virginia 81 Wash-Lee 62 Northwestern La 81, Central (Mo) 58 Louisiana Tech 82, Southern State (Arkl 61 Delta (Miss) State 82, Ouachlta 58 Arkansas Slate 71, Florence (Ala) 61 Arkansas State Tchrs 82, College of Ozarks 63 Michigan Stale. 66. Marquette 60 Notre Dame 81, Chicago Loyola 65 Oklahoma City 60, College of Pacific 46 Wichita 100. Creighton 87 Kansas Wesleyan 90, Phillips Unlv SB Pittsburg (Kan) 68, Emporia Slate 58 KlrlcsvllM (Mo) 60, Maryvlllc (Mo I 5(1 Peru (Neb) fifl. Tarkio 51 Phillips Oilers 1)5. Moi ningsidf. 57 SI. Benedicts (Kan; 75, Bethany (Kan) 60 Sacramento SUte 45, Washington Stale 44 Seattle 74, Los Angeles Loyola 50 be held on the Legion! i. and Topping bought out McPhail. income. Aobtit the only deductions tor two million dollars. as expense deductible from gross Tax experts said that on their • they could claim as owners were they will get to charge these off also, capital gains tax of about 26 per Johnson's lease on the land could cent or roughly $1)00,000. run as Ions as 70 years. He also High Rent District I has Ihe privilege of buying bank None of the parlies would re- I the land after 15 years for three profit of some 3',-j million dollars j upkeep and taxes anri Webb and Topping will pay a still get to charge thes. veal the Yankee rental but most guesses ranged nround ? 150.000. In addition the Yankee ball club will pay the taxes on the stadium. The tax experi.s said Webb and Topping improved Ihelr tax position here, too, since they will be able to charge off the rental cost Grid Stars To Miami MIAMI, Fla. lff»—College football players from across the nation will bes'in arriving here today for the Shrine North-South All-Star game Bowl. The South loam is scheduled to j work out, a( 10 a.m. Saturday on ; Memorial PiPld at Miami 'Beach j under Miami Coach Andy Gu.staf- fion. who will be assisted by Don ' Faiirot of Missouri. Wallace Butts i of Georgia and Eddie Erdelatz of i Navy, ! North Coach Stu Holcomb of •, Purdue plans t,o hold his first j workout Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on . Miami Edison High School field, j Wisconsin's Coach Ivy Williamson j and Kansas State's Bill Meek, will : assist Holcomb. million dollars. GHltng Out The Kni«hrs of Columbus cet the stadium property when Johnson's lease on the land runs out. Webb nnd Topping .said the deal had nothing: to do with their baseball club. "We are merely getting n\u of the real estate business," Topping said. Luke E. Hart, supreme knight of the K. of C. nnd chairman of the order's investment committee, said the rienl was a "Ions-term income investment" of the order's insurance funds. The K. of C. has similar property investments in Chicago and elsewhere. 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