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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARfH COURIER NRW.* MONDAY DECEMBER 21,1958 Chickasaws Prep For NEA Tourney Blytheville's undefeated Chickasaws were sharpening up today for tomorrow's open- j of "Arkansas' hottest regular-season basketball tournament — Arkansas State College's ing annual Northeast Arkansas invitational. Rice Favored in SW Cage Tournament HOUSTON (AP) — Southwest Conference basketball teams turned their attention to the annual pre-season tour- narnent today with their best intersectional record in history in the books. >The seven members of the league pjijs Alabama, guest team, start the tournament this afternoon with defending champion Southern Methodist ' playing Baylor and Texas Christian meeting Arkansas. To liight Rice plays Texas A&M while Texas tackles Alabama. The tour- iwment run* through Wednesday night. Rice Bl[ Favorite Ric«, unbeaten In seven games, fc'an overwhelming favorite U> win the title this time. A couple of team scoring records are expected to be broken. Southern Methodist, which has been averaging 79 points per game, ta*J crack trie record for a single game in the two previous tournaments. Th»t mark is 76. Rice's 74-M triumph over Baylor last year which produced the most points for on* game—140—also Is likely to be broken. . And the Individual scoring mark •mild be bettered. It stands at 27 but Gene Schwinger of Rice and Henry Ohlen of Texas Christian 'Hat Trick irror It Corrected , PITTSBURGH (*1 — Because of a /•corekeeplng error, rookie Parker MacDonald. of the Pittsburgh Horn- ets'in the American Hockey League was deprived of a well-earned "hat trick" (scoring of three goals). The three goals he tallied against the Syracuse Warriors were erroneously given to teammate Johnny McClellan. The error, however, was rectified the next day and MacDonald had his first professional "hat trick" recorded. have bettered that several in games this season. Broke Even Five games were played by the conference teams last week, foui of them intersectional. The league broke even, with Rice beating Vanderbilt 78-60 to rise to No. 11 in the country and Arkansas whipping Washington University 68-50. Baylor lost to Memphis State 11-84 and Southern Methodist was licked by Oklahoma City University 69-59. In the other game, Texas Christian swamped Howard Payne of the Texas Conference 96-48. Other than the tournament there Is only one game on the schedule this week. Arkansas plays Tul.sa at Fayetteville Saturday. Bowling tor Records ST. LOUIS, Mo. Iff) — Don McClaren, SB-year old St. Louis bowler, now is setting the pace for bowlers with consecutive 1800 all-events series in ABC tournaments. McClaren has scored at least 1800 in each of the last five ABCs. Only seven men have Bettered this mark. The record string of eight was set in 1932 by Joe Bodls of Cleveland. Joe Wilmtm Bcrwyn III., tied it in 1849. of Jamie K. Was first MIAMI (/P)—Jamie K, the James D. Norrls colt thai lost to Native Dancer In photo finishes in both the Bclmont and Preaknens, wits the first horse to unload in Florida for the winter racing season. Jamie K arrived at Hlaleah three hours after the stable area was opened. 1 The Chicks, who'll be defending tournament champions, find themselves second-seeded in the 16- team Class A division. They meet Bay at 8:30 tomorrow night at Jonesboro. A win would pill them in the quarterfinals against the Forrest City-Marked Tree winner. BIylheville is in the upper bracket, which may or may not be a good thing. Chicks-lloxie In .Semlflmtl? Rated as having the best chances of keeping Blytheville out of the finals are Hoxie, Newport and For rest City. They're all upper-brack et teams. Barring upsets, the Chicks couli well meet Hoxie in the semifinal: Friday afternoon at 1:30. Still going by the form chart, the winner of this game could mee the Leachvillc-Jonesboro winner ii the finals. The latter two teams seem tc hold the best hands In the lowe: bracket. Joncsboro is top secdei and is rated one of the best team: In the slate. The strong Lcachville quintet i: at the opposite end of the lowe bracket from Jonesboro, thus set ting the stage for a Leachvillc Jonesboro semifinal game. IJons Flay Wednesday Leachvllle meets Walnut Ridge at 9 o'clock Wednesday night ant Jonesboro easy time County Tech at 1:30 p.m. Wcdnes day. Should both win, the Lions wil meet the Rector-Batcsville wfnne Thursday at 10 p.m. while the Hur ricnnes take on the PI(«;ott-Poca nonius victor thi.t same day at 8:3i p.m. Manila, also in the upper brack et, meets Wynne at 10:30 a.m Tuesday, with the winner meeting the Hoxie-Newport victor. Bay last year had one of the top teams of eastern Arkansas. But thi Yellow Jackets aren't expected to be anywhere near that strong thi. year and thus far haven't beei considered as a factor in the tour nament. Only big gun returning from las year's learn Is Don Underwood, i li-l center. The Yellow Jackets wll be without last year's star Perry Isbcll. In the last NEA event, Blythe- He defeated Bay 84-77 to take the tournament championship. HOW COULD YOU?—Striking an imploring pose while charging through three defenders for a rebound, Bob Brannum, Eeems to be asking more than the referee's aid. Brannum didn't get enough help, for his Celtics lost to the Syracuse Nationals, 90-83, .at the Boston Garden. (NEA) Is expected to have an of it against Qreene Sports Rounduf Big Yuk: Schmeling Is Libeled '". By GAVLE TALBOT ; NEW YORK (AP) — There is a report out of Germany that Wax Schmeling is indignant at.the portrayal of himself in the "Joe Louis Story" movie and is thinking about suing somebody. That would be a hot one, that would. •If Louis had ever seen the job they did on him over "there in the movies of his first bout with Ecf.meling back in 1936, the one iii' which the German gave Joe him out, 1 Joe still would be suing everyone who was even remotely connected with the production. We happened to have been present at the official premiere of the German version m Berlin, and after all these years the memory .of the evening remains the most vivid of any we ever spent in any theater, Including our first sight of "Oklahoma." Sometimes we have got to wondering If It really could have happened. It did. Slow Smoke The event smoked up rnUior slowly. For about a week befnrc- liand the billboards all over Berlin were emblazoned with glaring yellow posters bearing the clarion call "Schmellng's Victory—A Gorman Victory." That was all, but you got the Idea thnt the elephants were coming. On the big night it looked like Hollywood, with searchlights yet. Admittance was by Invitation only, of course, preferably accompanied by a uniform with medals on the front. Just about everybody was .here except the No. 1. There were Ooering, Goebbols, Hess and the others. Schmeling brought down the louse when ho entered with his novie star wife, Anny Ondra, on his arm. Nothing Like It Well, sir, the fight began and vou've never heard anything quite ike it. The narrator was a radio announcer who frequently accompanied Schmeling to this country, and he was, shall we say, slightly prejudiced. He had, as obviously, shouted his comments ry into a viike while watching the film bc- ng run off, and so was able lo iredfct what was to come with real accuracy . Early in the going he thought ic saw Louis foul Schmeling, and, >oy, did he give it to poor Joe. 'You swine," he screamed, "you will pay for that! Tliere, he's foiling our Max again, the swine I" As one may pcrhnp.s imagine, t didn't take a great deal of that o get this particular audience itirred up. Before long ninny of he distinguished guesvs were healing worse vocal abuse on Louis BALLOT—Louisville's Corky Cox drivn by Manhattan's AI Kawaten to execute • leaping ktjrep at Madison Square Garden. The Kentucky Cardinals won, 87-76. (NEA) NATURAL GAS •t*Uir MM appliance!. In- tUkt by koaM pip* ftttera »4 tuiM*« IB M attnthly pcnwntt. E. C. ROHNSON eo. than the official cheer leader was. Peeling began to run very high, ami thc-'i-c came times when It was difficult to hear our enraged commentator above the clnmor of the crowd. ' "Vou Swine!" Evidently anticipating this, and by the time Sehmellng began to belt Louis around and the sound track was bellowing "There, you swine!" with every belt and "the party elite was joining full-throated in his demand for the kill. When Louis finally went down for the last time in the 12th round you couldn't have heard a flat- wheel street car pass down the next row of seats. After Schmeling had bowed off the stage and the din finally had subsided, you found yourself sluing there and, for some reason, shivering. Later, we sometimes thouplit it might have been a fine idea if the film with its German commentary could have b:,.i shown through a number of other countries, including this one in 1936. There would have born less surprise at the events of 1939. Winter Fishing Big WINNIPEG (.'I') — The Manitoba winter fishing season is a muHImil- llon dollar business. The winter fishing season cn- i;;t£i*s thousands of commercial fishermen, dealers and handlers But they, don't begin until the Ice forms solidly on Lake Manitoba. Pickerel is the biggest catch with whitcflsh next. In addition to pickerel and whitefish, the anglers get bass, bullhead, carp, catfish, goldeye, perch, pike, and tullibec. About, 90 per cent of the catch ROCS to the United States. cry Law Used for First Time Des Moines Business Man Is Accused of Fix Attempt DES MOINES (AP) — A new Iowa law making actual or attempted bribery in athletic contests a criminal offense lias been invoked for the first time against a Des Moines businessman charged with trying to' fix the score of the Drake University-Iowa State College basketball game Dec. 22. Ploren Dipaglia, 27, official of a building supply company here, was arrested Sunday on information filed by Delective Chief Robert E. O'Brien. He was accused of attempting to bribe Ben Bumbry, star Drake forward, to shave points off the Drake .score. I'leailS Innocent Dipaglia was arraigned before Municipal Judge Don Tirdick ami pleaded Innocent. He waived preliminary hearing and was bovmcl over to the Polk County grand jury under $3.000 bond supplied by his brother Raymond. The arrest came as a climax to an investigation which had been underway since Uust week when Bumbry told authorities he haclj been offered from $300 to $500 to' see that Drake lost to Iowa State by eight to 10 points. Bumbry said ho declined the offer and reported it immediately to Drake Athletic Director Jack McClelland. ln53 Law The Bulldogs lost the Dec. 22 contest, to Io\va State 69-59 but Bumbry played an outstanding game and led his team in scoring witli 17 points. The law under which Dipaglia Is charged was enacted by the 1953 Iowa Legislature. It carries a mnxinHiurpenaH.y ol 10 years in prison or a SJO.OOO line or both. The information against Dipaglia names several persons as witnesses One of them is Calvin Loui Hicks, of Roxbury. Mass. Dralo sophomore who works at the university fieldhouse. Was Approached Hicks said Sunday he had been approached by a man he did not know and was asked whether he thought Bumbry and Willie Cerf, sophomore Drake center, would throw a game. He reported the incident to Bumbry an Bumbry told him to inform McClelland, Police said Cerf was not ap pnmched directly- DlpaglJa is president of Walside, Inc.. a firm which deals in siding for hoses. He also is a partner in the Builders Supply Co. here. 17 College Tourneys Scheduled for Week By ED CORR1GAN NEW YORK (AP) — No fewer than 17 college basketball tournaments are scheduled across the country this week, but the big game is at Lexington, Ky., tonight when Kentucky and Minnesota battle it out. Both clubs are undefeated and the Wildcats, back in action after a year's inactivity, will be striving for the No. 1 spot in the nation. Baron Adolph Rupp's lads have .won all six of their games to date while Minnesota has emerged as the surprise of the Big Ten with seven victories to show for its season's work. Kentucky, rated No. 2 behind Indiana in the Associated Press weekly poll, stands a good chance to take over the top rung if it makes a good showing, since the Hooslers were upset by Oregon State last week. Dukes HiKh Rupp's team, of course, will be favored as it always is. As for the tournaments, the big one is the Madison Square Garden Festival, not so much because it's in the Garden, but because third ranked Duquesne is in it and probably will win. If the Dukes should take it, they will be in a good position to challenge both Indiana and Kentucky for national honors. The Dukes, undefeated in eight games, tackle Brigham Young, likewise unscathed in eight outings, in the feature semi-final tonight. LaSalle nad Niagara play in the Tide Is Physically Low for Cotton Tilt DALLAS (AP) — One of the worst bunged up bowl teams ever to come here — Alabama's Crimson Tide —started its workouts on Texas soil today while Rice, its foe in the Cotton Bowl, was changing locations. Long Pitching List- for Birdie COOL Jimmy Demarct keeps style-conscious Rolfdom on its Iocs with this oulfit, worn dur- ng Miami Open. James is at- -ired in light jjrcen Bermuda ihorts and two-tone green shoes. (NEA) BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 28 8:00 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15e -SIX MAN BOUT- Freddie Blassie Lee Fields And Edword Welch Carlos Rodriquez Chico Cortex and Eddie Ma lone Plus 3 One-Fall Bouts Blassie vs. Rodriquez Fields vs. Ma lone Welch vs. Cortex CINCINNATI — Manager Birdie Tebbelts of the -Rcdlegs is going to take a look at a long list of pitchers during the 1954 spring trailing sessions. The Cincinnati roster includes 22 hurlers—14 righthanders and eight southpaws. The rightics are: Tom Acker, MiVm'ice Fisher. Art Fowler, Howie J.udson, Bob Kelly, Clyde King, Barney Martin, Bud Podbielan, Prank Smith, Corky Valentine. Herm Wehmeier, George Zuverink, Jim Melton and Pnck Crimian. The lefties are: Fred Baczewskl, Jackie Collnm, Nllcs Jordan, Joe Nuxhull, Harry Pcrkowski, Ken HfllTensberger, Cliff Ross and Moe Snvrnnsky. OC the newcomers, Melton, Crim- ian and Fowler are standouts. The 23-year-old Melton pitched for Mobile in the Southern Association in 1D53 and -showed great control. In 172 Innings he issued only 43 walks. Fowler was purchased from Atlanta in the Southern Association. He led the league in earned run averages, innings pitched and shutouts. Crimian was tabbed the best relief pitcher in the International League for 1953. He appeared in 62 games for Rochester, winning 12 and losing five. Crimian had a trial with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1051. Rice had no injuries but rain in Houston and other south Texas cities caused Coach Jess Neely to decide to take his squad to Abilene, In dry west Texas, for workouts today and tomorrow. Underdogs Coach Harold (Red) Drew and 38 players flew into Dallas yesterday to find themselves underdogs by a touchdown — with which Drew agreed. With 10 injured players on the squad, Drew could be pardoned for his dour outlook. At least two of those won't play at all and another —Albert Elmore, the No. 2 quarterback—is doubtful. Elmore, the husky young key- man In some Tide victories this season, was injured in a car-truck crash during the Christmas holidays. He suffered a concussion. Others Hurt ' Definitely out are Buster Hill, the No. 3 quarterback who came here with his arm in a cast, and reserve guard Jim Davis, who broke a leg. A number of other players also are injured but all are expected to be able to play. However, Drew pointed out that several of them have been held out of practice and thus will not be In top condition. But for those who go in for omens, this might be bad news for Bice. It 1: recalled that in 1951 the Kentucky squad that played Texas Christian in the Cotton Bowl had a dozen or so players stricken with a virus infection a. week before the game but yet Kentucky beat TCU 30-7 on New Year's Day, 1952. Gal Anglers Have Angle POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. Ifl—Mary Mack, columnist for the Poplar Bluff American Republic, has figured out why 25 per cent of thej anglers nowadays are women. Says i Mary: "The average woman now has so many labor saving devices that it's a terrific strain to keep them all in operation. She needs the relaxation of a pleasant fishing trip. "If men were half as smart as .hey would have us believe, they would know that a wife who understands the Joys of angling will be much more agreeable about her lusband's fishing jaunts." A & M Favored In All-College Top Defensive, Offensive Units Meet OKLAHOMA CITY, Iffi— The oldest holiday basketball tournament of them all, the All-College, opens a four-day run tonight matching two teams whose names are synonymous with defense against a pair of high-scoring powerhouses. Oklahoma City University, the nation's leading defensive crew and twice winner of the All-College, begins play at 7:30 p. m. against Furman, which set a new collegiate record last year by averaging 0.2 points per game. Oklahoma A&M, the favorite and defending champion, bids for Us eighth title in 10 years in a first- round game with Mississippi, the current national scoring leader. The first round winds up tomorrow night when the other four contenders get into the milling—Wyoming vs. Cincinnati and Santa Clara vs. Tulsa. The Aggies, ranked fifth in the Associated Press poll, have .lost only to Minnesota in 10 games. They have dropped but two decisions in the All-College since 1943 both of them to OCU. OCU is the only unbeaten team in the tourney. In the other bracket, Wyoming will be making a major bid, jacked up by experience, scoring power, size and a good defense. Cincinnati's only defeats have been by No. 1 ranked Indiana and Western Kentucky, No. 6. A Cooked Goose JEFFERSON CITY M>)— The Missouri river sandbar was crowded with duck hunters, crouching in their willow blintis. In one blind a hunter hollered "goose." His two companions kept their heads down, quit talking and waited tensely. Then the lookout reported disgustedly: "Aw, it's gull." A little later, a hunter in a neighing blind yelled: "Why rion''t you kill that crazy goose right in front of your blind?" So. one of the flabbergasted gun ners jumped up and shot the snow goose. THE BOURBON SATISFIE •OTTUD IN IONP TIUOWiTONI, INC., IQUItVIUI. «Y. n office -typewriter? When 93,751 fans watched the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams play in the Los Angeles Coliseum this year, it was the largest crowd ever to see a regularly scheduled National Football League game. other semi-final. Pour of the major tournaments. plus a half-dozen of the minor onea, get underway today. At Oklahoma City in the All-College affair it will be Oklahoma A&M, with a 9-1 record, against the field which includes Furman, Oklahoma City, Mississippi, Wyoming, Cincinnati, Santa Clara and Tulsa. Louisville Strong The Louisville Invitational has a strong field including Western Kentucky, Louisville, Eastern.Ken- tucky, Murray, Siena, Villanova, Houston, and Xavier of Ohio. Western Kentucky, undefeated in nine games and No. 6 in the AP poll, is the favorite. North Carolina State will be seeking its fifth straight Dixie Classic title against Oregon State, Navy, North Carolina, Seton-Hall, Duke, Tulane and Wake Forest. The Southwest Conference with Alabama as the eighth team also gets started tonight at Houston. The smaller tourneys which open today include the New England at Hanover, N. H.; the Canyon, Tex., event; the Sunshine at Portales, N. M.; the Motor City at Detroit and the Grand Island, Neb. In addition to the Garden tournament, the Big Seven event In Kansas City and the Hofstra Invitational in Hempstead, N. Y., got under way Saturday. The first rounds of both meets will be completed tonight. GENERAL ORDER—Landing a baby sailnsh is rarer than catching a big one, but it proved no trick for Gen. Mark W. Clark. He bagged a seven-pounder. a| few miles out on the Atlantic off! Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as a guess of Capt. Fred Voss aboard thi "Lucky Lady.." (NEA) _ Jiuumt-Sit Mtrfini (utcotik, accunte, tut! TWA ropomiTc, fother-lighd "WriH m deu, cleu, uniform! Ktylntr Action tpctd where it counti! 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