The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 21, 1953
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FOUBTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1953 Cage Giants and Small Stars to Meet Tonight By RIP WATSON- NEW VQRK (AP) — Four of the biggest basketball players in captivity and a couple Of "little" All America players swing into action tonight in a lively Monday night program that has six o£ the top 10'(cams on the courts. against Nebraska in State's i Saturday night. Minncsta, No. 6 The four giants clnsh head on, With the biggest pair on exhibition st Corvallis, Ore., where lon-rn(pd Indiana meets Oregon State. Don Schlundt, 6-foot-10 center who helped the Hoosiers win the NCAA title and No. 1 ranking last S'cnr, for a change will look up at his opponent, Wade (Swede* Halbrook who measures 7 feet 3. prrnt last warmtip Saturday, hitting on 10 of '23 field goal attempts and 9 of U free throws for 29 points in an 83-55 romp. That's 107 in four straight Oregon State victories for Halbrook, but Schlundt may hold him down. Kerr Had 27 Korr dumped in 27 points Saiur- The other pair will meet at {day as the Illini. ranked fourth in Champaign, 111., with Oklahoma { ihe country, won their fifth in a A&M's 6-11 bob Mattick cnjoyini; | row and ended De Paul's six-game only a slight edge in height over ! winning streak 70-65. He too " 6-9 Johnny Kerr of Illinois. Gola vs. Hagan The All America stars, Tom Gola of La Salle and Cliff Hagan of Kentucky, will play in the Kentucky Invitational Tourney at Lexington, first of the season's bump- find life more difficult against Mattick, who has led the Aggies to a 7-1 record and a No. 7 ranking. Kentucky and La Salle, like Indiana and Oklahoma A&M, were idle Saturday night. Duke, tuning er crop of holiday basketball tour-j up for the tournament, scored 12 naments. They won't oppose each straight points in the third quarter other tonight — La Salle meets and hunt; on for a 67-64 victory UCLA and Kentucky plays Duke— over West Virginia. UCLA whaled but they probably will in the finals Denver 66-45. but they'll still be tomorrow. underdogs. Kentucky is ranked Oregon State, just outside the top 10 at No. 11, will be counting on Halbrook to spring the upset of the season. The big boy looked second iu the country. Other top 10 teams In action are Minnesota and Louisiana State, who met with varying success team, romped to a 74-46 victory over winless Colorado. But LSU probably lost the No. 5 spot to Wisconsin's pressing and accurate shooting. Big Bob Pettit scored 33 for LSU, hut Wisconsin hit on 54 per cent of its shots for a 8'2-GG victory. Minnesota plays at Tulsa tonight and LSU entertains Northwestern. Edged By Duquesne, rated third in the country, can thank its sensational sophomore, Si Green, that it escaped Louisiana State's fate against Toledo. With less than three minutes to play, Duquesne trailed by 3 but Green drove in for two field goals and Duquesnc won 60-57. Western Kentucky, No. 10, had to spurt at the end to down St. Bonaventure 82-70 behind Art Spoelstra's 28-point scoring, while Pordham, one notch higher, scored 23 in the last quarter for a 51-24 win over Columbia. North Carolina State, No. 8, scored when it had to for an 89-74 victory over Penn State. >*r-"7:v|-". ->^)^m-s^i^ir, ^ . ., I**,' - ^7%£;"i : ;:,.. •s£&w\M,& H ^^:^m^m^ *f —* f *&* * ^ HEADS UP INSTEAD OF DOWN—It's only a gag, but this aptly illustrates the hazards of deer hunting nnd portrays the hunters' plea for caution. Hanging by their legs alongside the venison near Charleston, W. Va., are, left to right, Eddie Rowan, Walter Johnson, Denny Baughman. (NhA) Dell Turkey Shoot is Scheduled for Tomorrow A Christmas turkey shoot will he held on the Dell school grounds tomorrow at 1 p.m. under sponsorship of Dell's Kiwanis Club, with proceeds going to the club's underprivileged children and youth fund. A turkey will be awarded for hish In rifle marskmanship, shooting at a standard target with a .22 caliber i operated stationary traps. Each rifle. Rifle and shells will be furni- contestant WSU get five shots per shed bv the club. As many trap shoots as time permits arc also scheduled with a turkey of each. Shooting will br at clay pidReons which will he released from hand- round, one from each of five positions. Shotguns and shells must be furnished by contestants in this event. Oral Hunnicutt and R. B. Crawford are in charge of the event. Jim Lee Howeli To be on Spot NEW YORK {AP) — Pro By GAYLE TALBOT football is very sick in this town since the Giants suddenly gave the gate to Steve Owen, their coach for 23 years, and handed the job to Jim Lee Howeli, one of Steve's assistants. It is hard to recall when any hiove of the kind evoked such n wholehearted roar from the local press, arid it would not be surprising If the effects are strongly felt when next season rolls around, as it will. Owen Popular The Giants have been on lean times lately, but so great WHS Owen's personal popularity that his team largely escaped the riding: its performances merited nnd it'OUld have received in most cities. It was known that the veteran coach did not have the kind of 6 Give Him Golf Equipment For Christmas I have a complete line of nationally advertised gulf equipment by Wilson, Spa Id i UK, McGregor and others. This Christmas give him golf equipment. • Clubs • Balls • Bags • Curls • Shoes • Spirtsivc;ir Paul Farrington, Pro. Blytheville Country Club Phone 9726 money (o toss around for top players that, some of his rivals had. Tim Mfim, who founded the Giants and appointed Owen, a burly lineman from Oklahoma, as his coach, has retired from active participation in the club's affairs and turned the reins over to his sons, John and Wellington. There is a feeling that the boys gave their dad's old friend n fast shuffle. They were nnt present at a testimonial dinner given Steve by his friends o[ the press the other night. Unwell On Spot Howeli is going to find himself in an unenviable position, even though no one hns anything ngninsl him personally. One of those incensed by Owen's firing already has referred to |,he former pass- cii tching end as ''Clean Pants" Howeli, explaining that lie acquired the nickname while playing tor the Giants nnd not taking his defensive duties loo seriously. We arc advised that the preatest passer on any colir^e team in the country this fall played for the Prairie View, Tex., eleven Which defeated Florida A&M for the national Netrro championship in the Orange Bowl a while bnck, "This fellow," our informant .swears, "has hands so big he can practically palm a football. He would run clear back into his own comer of the field nnd then throw one down into the opposite corner— bulls-eye. You don't have to believe mn, but I saw him do it. "His name I don't recall right now, but you'll hear of him again. Andy Gustafson of Miami U. says he's going t.o tell Paul Brown of Cleveland to nn»b him. If Paul does he,won't, m-ccl to worry any more about Otto Grahnm getting old." j Dance Tonight For Chicks Booster Club Party at 9:00 First annual Chlcknsaw Christmas party and dance, for high school football and basketball players, will be given tonight at 0 o'clock at American Legion's Hut on North Second. A. S. (Todd) Harmon, Chlcka.saw booster club president, said this morning that the dance, to which all booster club members are invited, will be an annual event. Ho also announced a. change in the club's 7 " meeting place for tomorrow night; • . Originally scheduled for the Y voom above the City Hull, Harrison said the meeting will be held at the Ha- zorback fit 7 o'clock tomorrow night. All members arc urged to attend. i!! Lose Entire 1953 Backfield/But Has Plenty More COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The loss of seven first stringers, including the entire biieki'ioki, might presage a big drop in a college football team's strength, but it won't necessarily be so at Maryland next year. Well-seasoned second stringers are going to be available to fill virtually every spot, not to speak of probable help from this year's freshmen. Coach Jim Tatuin stuck nlnmst religiously to playing: his second stringers in tlm second and last rjunrters through the sea son's 10 games HO that they played about as much as the regulars. Best in Seven Vears Graduation will wipe out what Tatum has called his best back- fieUl in seven years at Maryland, but the won't be as disastrous as it sounds. To replace quarterback Bern-'c Faloney there will be Charley Boxold. n veteran of two years who can run and pass just about as well as Fnloney today. He probably won't be equal to Falonev defense, as few backs in college are, and needs to progress on urmlyKlni; the opposition's defense. Ready to take over nt fullback from Ralph Felton is Dick Biclski, another two year veteran who is be most improved back on the Maryland squiicl since lust yi>ur. Bielski nlso ran kick field fronts almost as well us most of Ihe pros. He Was on Maryland's squad at the Sugar Bowl in 1952 as a freshman. Ronnie Waller, another Junior, will be available for one of the halfback spots to be vacated by Chrt Hnnulak and Dirk Nolun. RIpht now there isn't much difference among the tlirci" 1 . Filling the other halfbark spot mipht take some research and experimenting. But from four other halfbacks besides Wiiller nntl this year's frosh it shouldn't be too painstaking. Up in the line, the loss will be Marty Crytzer nnd ut cud, tackles Stan Jones nnd Bob Morgan, which means, the guards and center will be the stinie. Childress Honorable Mention On State's All-Southern Squad Bob (Reel i Childress, Blythevllle's »ce blocking back and linebacker of 1053, was one of 11 Arkansas high school football players named to the state's all-southern contingent. Childress was named to an honorable mention spot on Arkansas' list, which was picked by a panel of seven Arkansas newspapers including the Courier News. Stuart Perry, IBS-pound Little Rock guard, was named the state's outstanding player. . Named to the first group in Arkansas were Bennett, Little Rock tackle: Bates, El Dorado back; Ferguson, Rogers back; Rogers, Jonesboro back. Others on honorable mention included Smith, Camden back; Clark, Little Rock end; Duckworth, North Little Rock guard; Bann, Texarkana back; Hamm, St. Anne's of Ft. Smith back. Rosen Can't Grab It All Mickey Vernon Took Bat Crown Mickey Vernon of the Washlntfon Senators had a .337 mark edging Rosen's .33(5. In winning his second championship the won with ..153 in .l!)4fii, Vernon capped the closest Amori- can League btiUin^ race since 1 1049. That year. Georgo Kell. then with NEW YORK (ffi — Al Rosen, I Detroit, triumphed by t.wo-tr-mhs of Cleveland's slugging third base- j a per cent over Ted \Villi:uns ot the mnn, may have gotten the cake, Boston Red Sox. but he didn't get the icing to go Rosen, who battled Vernmi ripht | Manila Takes Honors In Own Tourney MANILA — Dixie's girls and Manila's boys crnne off wibh Manila invitational tournament honors here Saturday night. Dixie topped Leachville 35-30 with D. Schug getting 17 for Dixie and S\vihart sacking 13 for L^nchville. Manila took n thrilling 55-51 verdict from Luxor a in the night I cap- ( Hickey Sullins was hia;h man for : the night with 30 points for Lux- | orn while Manila scoring was largely divided by three boys. Joe Dean Pierce. Larry Hornef and Harvey Bratlen has 18, 16 and 15 points respectively. The oldest five man team in American Bowling Congress competition was the Citizen's Bank team of Vermillion, S. D. The average age was 69.8. North - South Has Throwers MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Football fans who like their games heavily flavored with passes should find the Shrine's annual North-South all-star game Christmas night very much to their liking. Both squads are well equipped with quarterbacks who know how to throw the bail and backs and ends who are adept receivers. Brat and Carson South Coach Andy Gustafson of Miami has one of the most spectacular aerial combinations in the nation in the Georgia battery of quarterback. Zeke Bratkowski and end John Carson. They were tops the Southeastern Conference last year and high among the national leaders. Bnukowski. equally at ease with long and short throws, hit Carson and Bob OndUla of Wake Forest repeatedly in yesterday's workouts. "I've seen a lot of passers in my time." said Gustafson, " uid I'd put the Brat up there with the best of them." Will he emphasize a pasMtic, same atrainst Purdue Conch Stu HoJcomb's North squad? 'With Bratkowski in the qu i terback slot, what else can you expect?" Gustafson remarked. The South conches didn't over look their other signal caller, John Bordogna of Nebraska, however Good Runner He runs and has a lot of deception," said Missouri Coach Don Faurot, the father of the split-T atUck the South will use. "Both these boys have worked out of the split-T before and are capable ball handlers-" Navy's Eddie Erdelatz, another of the South coaches, busied himself with the linemen and was particularly pleased with Duke tackle IL'd Meadows. "He's a big boy (6-3 and 217) and moves around pretty fast.' Erdelatz commented. "He could play on my team any day." North Looks Better Over in the North Camp, Hoi- comb had praise . for his squad after yesterday's workouts. Jeanctte Collm Girls Tonight ©n Mat Show Women wrestlers take over the I spotlight tonight as Promoter Mike :: I thTnTweVofced much better Meroney presents his annual Christ mas week all-star wrestling card. Cora Combs and Janetta Collins, a couple of be-muscled beauties, are scheduled to square off in one- half of the double main event card. They'll wrestle over the one-hour limit route. The other halt' of the program will be a four-man tag bout with Red Roberts and Eddie Mnlone scheduled to tangle with two of the today," he said. "The boys are showing considerable improvement. All our quarterbacks were throwing good and the receiving: also was good." Holcomb and Kansas State Coach Bill Meek spent a lot of time with their aerial combinations. Quarterbacks Elry Falkenstein of Illinois, Fred Davis of Butler and Roy Evans-of Purdue hit their receivers regularly with short passes. Bob Balderston, Kansas State fullback, and Dusty Rice, Iowa State halfback, made numerous catches. Welch brothers, Joe ;md Edward. This one is expected to get plenty roiiEi'h before the evening' is over as the Welclis ave nursms an old gruf<i;e against, both Roberts nnd Maione. with it. Rosen, who last month received the American League's most valuable player prize, topped the circuit in almost every offensive dep;irt- mpiit but one. according to official sinMstlcs released yesterday. i The one was batting, where down to the finnl (Usys nf ihe season, led the circuit in home runs, 43, runs batted in, MS. run.s .scored, 115 and total bases. 307. Third place in the official statistics wns shared by Minnie Minoso of Chicago and Boston's Billy Good- i ftTO c^iiJ!nnniC*f"O llil\ fir \lIIIMSfSXI'x LUlO u > GUm nidLO For Your Holiday Season SCOTCH • Martin's 12 year old • Vat fifl • While Horse • Teacher's O Balentine's Shoes Hurt Fingers SPARTANBURG. S. C. </P) — A Wofford College football player blames a new pair of shoes for t\vo broken fingers received in a recent. gimiR with Presbyterian College. Hril Auman. a tackle, broke the fingers when he made a tackle on the opening kickoff. "It it, hadn't been for those now shoes it wouldn't have happened," he says. "That was the first time I ever got down the field fast enough to make a tackle on a kickoff." ESSHi'i.Tr.'C-r.'i'E 1 BONDS • Old Taylor • Old Gran Dad • Old Forester • Old Crow 6 I. \V. Harper • Yellowstone 10% Discount on Cose Lots All Packages Gift Wrapped Free SPECIAL — CHRISTMAS WEEK ONLY BERGHOFF BEER 24-con case ....... $750 SEE US ion XK1V LOW PRICES OS OTHER I.ICADIXG URANUS OF KEEK. PHILLIP APPLEBAUM'S : no s. FIFTH LIQUOR STORE PHONB SMI FOR EXPERT SERVICE AND COMPLETE STOCK ON ALL Oil AND GAS FIRED BOILERS AND FMACB Call CITY ELECTRIC CO. "Serving Northeast Arkansas & Southeast Missouri" 109 South Fifth Blytheville Monday, Dec. 21 8:00 p.m. Adults 60c — Children ISc Special - - Ladies Bout Miss Cora Combs Miss Janetfe Collins One hour time limit — 2 out of 3 Falls MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Plus 4-Mcm Teg Bout Red Roberts & Eddie Maione Joe and Edward Welch Merry Xmas" wilh a gift as authentically ls.entuckian as the ancient hills where Bourbon first won fame. This year, send and serve genuine CABIN STILL. Mild in Proof yet Rich in Flavor Madt, mellowed and bottled solely by SmZEl-WELLER DISTILLERY, LOUISVILLE. KY. Kentucky Straight Rourhnn . 90 t'ruof Distributed by MOON DISTRIBUTING CO,, tllllc Hock, Arkansas

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