The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1953 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 23, 1953
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DECEMBER 2S, BLITHE VILL1 (AMC.Y N1W* PACT ElITTH 50,000 Expected to See Wide Open N-S Game * By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A free-scoring ground-air duel is in prospect for the 50,000 fans expected to turn out Christmas night for the North-South college all-star game—the first of the big postseason football classics. North Coach Stu Holcomb of Purdue predicted a score of 28-21, without picking a winner. South ^?ach Andy Gustafson forecast an fen higher score and declared the South will win on Zeke Bratkowski's passes. The teams battled to a 21-21 tie last year. Previously, the South had won three games, the North one. Gustafson named Georgia's Bratkowski yesterday as his starting quarterback and it's a good bet the Rebels will pass two plays out of three. "The Brat" has been worked almost exclusively in pass formations from the split T. Starting at ends will be two of the nation's top aerial receivers— Bratkowski's teammate John Carson and Wayne Hopkins of Baylor. Roy Evans of Purdue will quarterback the North team. With him in the starting backfield be three other Big Ten players all noted for their running ability- Dusty Eice, Iowa: Harland Carl, Wiscon; and Ken Miller, Illinois. "We're loaded with fast runners," Holcomb said, "and naturally we'll use them. We'll do some passing too, but we can't hope to match the South throwers." Two Platoons Gustafson said the South would pass at least 50 per cent of the time and added that his main hone lor victory rests in Bratkowski, e of the greatest passers I've seen." No. 1 offensive backlield will be Crawford halfbacks Hsrol Lofton of Mississippi and Bob Bowman of William & Mary, and fullback Byrd wlooper of Duke. The teams will use the old two-platoon system. These Will be the starting offensive lines: South: Ends, Carson and Hopkins; tackles, Jack Perkins, Navy and Julian Boyd, Missouri; guards, Steve Elsenhauer, Navy, and Minis. Mississippi: center. Ed BeaUy. Mississippi. North: Ends Don Peny.a, Noire Dame, and Ken Buck. Co!lc"~ of the Pacific: tackles, Dave White- alter, Purdue, and Jim Balog, Michigan; guards. Earl Meyer. Kansas State, and Menil Mavar- aides. Notre Dame; center, Jim Schrader, Notre Dame. The North squad elected Rice, Carl and Penza as co-captains. Rose Bowl Teams Start Wrapping Surprises PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Once they've opened their Christmas presents, the rival Rose Bowl football teams will start working on little surprises to spring on each other on New Year's Day. Michigan State Coach Biggie Munn and UCLA boss Red Sanders have an informal agreement that practices will be closed after Christmas. Munn was willing to keep practices open until the end of the week. He's still thinking about inviting all with proper credentials to a Saturday practice. Nothing to Hide Sanders is equally nonchalant about the secrecy business. Every day at the UCLA field, strange Joining Bratkowski in the South's faces can be seen hanging over the fence. "We haven't got anything to hide," said Munn. "They know our plays and we know cheirc. We both just don't know when they're coming. "The closed practice business is to work on anything secret you want to pull. Then you hope it will work." UCLA cuts down to one-a-day workouts today while Michigan State, behind the Californians in FISHY DEAL—Sam Snead, left, «nd Ted Williams get the feel of rod and reel in Miami, Fla. The great golfer purchased an interest in the Red Sox slugger's newly-formed fishing tackle firm. (NEA)i Packers Grope I Bevo, Mates To Try Again XT Lost Glory General Manager Named TO Run Club GREEN BAY, WLs. W» —Verne Lewellen, at 52 a former athletic star, district attorney and business executive, set out today to return the Green Bay Packers "to the n !ory or our championship clays." Leivellen, named yesterday as the Packers' first full time manager, knows all a'oout the days when the nation's pro teams stood hi awe of clubs from this city of 50.000. After starring at Nebraska, he played halfback for the Packers under Curly Lambeau. He was its preparations, planned twice- j an out-standing punter and scored ' c " ' " " """ daily sessions until the end of the week. Major Colleges Being Cautious In Their Search for New Coaches : NEW YORK (AP) — Head football coaching jobs are vacant at five major colleges arid in one city of the National Football League but officials apparently are in no hurry to fill the positions. ~ Is looking lor a re- is in the hands of a four-man committee. The big problem appears to be finances and how much to pay Stuber's successor. The choice is likely a couple of months away. There have been more than 30 applicants for the job at Kansas, Pennsylvani; placement for George Manger, Iowa State for Abe Stuber, Kansas for Jules Sikes, Minnesota for Wes Fesler and Idaho for Babe Curfman. But a survey revealed offi- ials of the five schools are making careful search and it may be at least a month before any of the jobs are filled. VacKers Looking In the NFL, the Green Bay Packers are in the market for a coach to replace Gene Ronzani. Prominently mentioned for the l^enn job are Rob Dell, assistant coach at Wisconsin; Frank rJeag- ari, assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles; and Lew Slverson, head coach at Swarthmore. At Minnesota, they are talking of Bud Wilkinson, successful coach of Oklahoma's Sooners; Biggie Munn wHo has met with great success at, Michigan State; John Ronning of Utah State: Milt Bruhn of Wisconsin; and Butch Nash, assistant coach under Fesler. Money Factor Selection of the Iowa State coach where the appointment is not expected before Jan. 15. In the group most often mentioned are Bob Waterfield. former Los Angeles Rams star; Otto Graham, quarterback of the Cleveland Browns; Terry Brennan, Notre Dame backfield coach; Pete Elliott, end coach, at Oklahoma; Volney Ashford, Missouri Valley University; Jack Mitchell, Wichita head coach; and Norris Patterson, William Jewell head coach. Seven At Idaho The first surge of speculation at Idaho has brought out seven names. They are Chick Atkinson, ex-Idaho player now coaching at Brigham Young Lyle Smith, Boise Junior College; Jerry Williams, former Washington State halfback now with the Philadelphia Eagles; and Eddie Cole, assistant coach at Idaho. Verne G. Lewellen, ex-Green Bay star, was named general manager of the Packers yesterday. He is expected to name a head conch before the NFL meetings Jan. 28, The tallest fighter in ring history was Henry Johnson from Ottawa, Canada, who fought between 1833 and 19CO. He \vas seven feet two and Weighed T65 pounds- 50 touchdowns for Green Bay from ]924 to 1932..The Packers won the National Football League championships in 1929. '30 and '31. Appointment of Lewellen marked "a general reorganization of Packer administrative affairs," said President Russell Bogda. Lambeau, who founded the Packers in 19]9 acted as coach and general manager until he left in 1950 to coach the Chicago Cardinals. He now coaches the Washington Redskins. , Ge:ic Ronzani, a Marouette University and Chicago Bears star, was picked to succeed Lambeau. But a 12-man executive committee handled administrative details of the non-profit corportion. Ronzani "resigned" last month alter win- ni'iT 14 of 46 games in nearly four years. In recent years fans became increasingly unhappy with Packer operations, both off and on the field. For one thing, the Packers lost their appeal as a drawing card in.,otter NFL cities. Where other teams had a eral manager to make operational RALEIGH, N. C. W — Scoring Wizard Bevo Francis and his :;ma!l band of Rio Grande basketball sharpshooters tonight make their second start in as many days against a top-ranking club. Bevo scored 34 points against North Carolina State College last night. But it was a losing cause as the Wolfpack defeated Rio Grande 92-n. state is ranked ninth in the nation. Tonight Rio Grande collides with Wake Forest, which upset the national AAU champion Peoria Caterpillars, 58-57. in the second game of last night's doublehender before 7.500 fans in Reynolds Coliseum. Wake Forest is the only team which has defeated State this year. Francis scored seven points in the last minute of play against State to take scoring honors from State's Mel Thompson, who had 28. Maxim Trains For Moore MIAMI. Fla. UP— Firmer World's light heavyweight boxing champion Joey Maxim begins training today for another shot at the title held by Archie Moore. They will meet in Miami Stadium on Jan. 27 In a national 1 v- televised fight which Promoter W. H. Peeples Jr. predicts.will draw; 25,000 and gross 5100,000. The scheduled bout received official approval from the National Boxing Assn., yesterday following an earlier report that Moore faced Indiana Takes Tumble While Kentucky Wins By ORLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK (AP) — A change in the rating of the college basketball teams appear! [o be in order today following top-ranked Indiana's first defeat of the campaign and Kentucky's sixth straight victory without a loss. After whipping the Oregon State 76-72 in overtime Monday night for their sixth triumph, Indiana's Hoo- siors bowed last night to the North* western team 67-51. Wildcats Win Meantime, Kentucky's Wildcats won their own tournament with a 73-60 decision over LaSalle of Philadelphia. The defeat was La Salle's second in eight games. Wade (Swede) HallUrook, Oregon Suite's 7-foot-3 sensation, paced the Beavers with 21 points while Don Schlundt, G-10 Indiana center, was hold to 19 after dropping in 34 on Monday night. Kentucky's Lou Tsioropoulos held La Salle All America Tom Goln to five points for three quarters, but he finished with 16 when the de- feivr3 relnxed late in the game Cliff Hagan scored 23 for Kentucky. In the consolation game, 13th- ranked.UCLA defeated Duke 72-67 after being as far behind as 14 points. Bevo Gets 34 North Carolina Siale, ranked No. 9, defeated little Rio Grande 92-77 but was unable to check the hii;h- scoring Bevo Francis, who connected with 34 points. In the other part of the double-header, Wake Forest edged the Peoria Caterpillars, AAU champions, 58-57, The double-header at New York s Madison Square Garden turned up with a surprise when New York University upset Utah State, last year's Holiday Festival champions, possible NBA suspension. William C. Hartnett, president of the Florida Federation of Boxing, announced the bout had been approved following a conference with promoters and NBA officials. 88-67, with Boris Nachamkin counting for 27 points. Two field goals in the last quarter by Jim Young gave Santa Clara a 62-60 decision ovei' St. John's of Brooklyn in the other contest. Hogs Win Oklahoma City .ranked No. 15, turned back Southern Methodist 69-59 with Arnold Short scoring 37 points for a new school mark. Unuefeatcci Brigham Young out- lasted San Francisco 66-61 for its seventh win. Michigan State also remained unbeaten, winning 82-51 from Pittsburgh lor No. 4. In other major games Sawiowa, State defeated Drake 69-59; Richmond took undisputed possession of theird place in the Southern Conference with a 74-67 victory over West Virginia; Arkansas rallied from a shaky start to whip Washington of St. Louis 68-50. 100% TOP QUALITY ant! The tcwesf Price for Kentucky Straight Bourbon Wlfjskey In Arkansas I!! If «|52 6 *g*JHji *"~ 96i>n*f ^& $l HEAVEN HILL* Oiitilltd and Botttttf >'n Old Ktnlucty fey HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES INC. nttt trtcitf AT All OOOD STORES IN ARKANSAS . IAIOITOWN, KENTUCKY decisions, the Packers had corn- gen- mlttee rule, and there were complaints of "too ninny cooks." TO OUR SI ANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS! WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY WIN CAMPBELL DISTRIBUTOR LION OIL PRODUCTS Please all the Family this Christmas with World Book Encyclopedia All subjects bound in order like a dictionary. First choice of America's Schools, Libraries and homes. Christinas delivery guaranteed until December 18. Call BILL I'ATTON, ['HONE 88'JO, BLVTHEVILLB. Low down payment .... no carrying charges .... easy terms. DON'T DELAY! Order this practical gift. A FRIFMILY MESSAGE FIIOAI GOOD OLD SAIA'T MCKt Christmas is many things beautiful! It is the of happy children ... the silent reverence of folks at prayer ... the family gatherings . . . the carolers singing . . . the feeling of well- being . . . peace and good-will of man to man ! Above all — Christmas is people! And you, dear folks who »re out friends ind customers: HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS! Open Nights Til Christmas — Closed Saturday HUBBARD HARDWARE It's not easy In express in cold type Hie warm apprecia- (ion we have for the loyalty and good will of our many friends. Our sincere thanks for your friendship is second only to the pleasure we've had in serving you. To one and ail we wish joyous Christmas and a bountiful New Year. WEIS BUTANE GAS CO. which has adequately an economically provided convenience and comfort to thousands of urhan and rural homes in Eastern Arkansas since 1935. Francis C. W«is, Vice Pres. R. C. Wcis, Pres. Richard K. W«h, S«y. JOHN W. OSBORNE, Mgr. Blyrheville, Ark.

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