The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 28, 1953
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MONDAY DECEMBER ss, BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE SEVEN Great Play of Trabert Saves U. S. Cup Shutout By WILL HB1MSLEY MELBOURNE (AP) — Tony Trabert enabled the United States to gain an even break in the opening singles matches of the Davis Cup challenge round against Australia today when he ground out a methodical 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ken Rosewall, one of the Aus- sies' 19-year-old wonder boys. The Americans' backs were I Against the wall when Trabert |itepped onto the Kooyong courts Wore a packed audience of 17,500. Lewis Ho«d, the other young Aussie, had just licked Vic Seixas, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to send the Downunder lads Into n 1-0 lead In their quest to hold the cup for the fourth straight year. Flr«t Time Seixas' defeat at. the .hands of Hoad was particularly galling lor the American contingent since the Australian star never had beaten Vic in six previous matches. It was a point on which the United States was counting. Now, with the doubles slated for tomorrow and the final two singles matches on Wednesday, there Is no denying • that the Australians are In the better position. United States Captain Billy Talbert has fill but conceded them the doubles which probably will pit Hoad and Rosewall against Trabert end Seixas. Trtbert, in contrast to his teammate, played masterful tennis as i he banged away at Rosewall's forehand according to plan. Tony simply would pound his shots to Rosewall's forehand, then rush into the net for the kill. He never varied his tactics. Complete Master Prom the very first game of the first set when he broke through, Trabert was the complete master. Rosewall tried to fight him with power shots and In the final set with placements and volleys. It was no use. Trabert has * habit of letting up when he is far ahead. In the first set, for example, he whipped into a 5-0 lead before he permitted Rosewall to win three games in a row. In the second set, Tony raced to a 4-1 advantage before Rosewall could find himself to make a fight of it. But if Trabert supplied good news for the American camp, Seixas did just the opposite. Before today Hoad never had won a match from him. Instead of Hoad being nervous—as he should have since it was his debut in Davis Cup competition—it was Seixas who had a case of jitters. Credit Ho*d Talbert. naturally, was disappointed at Seixns' showing. "You have to give Hoad credit, though," he said. "He played marvelous tennis. He didn't let Vic in the match after the first game. Vic played well but It Just wasn't enough." Talbert still wasn't conceding the match to the Aussies, though. "It's like a horse race," he said "A8 long as you're even you've got »• chance to finish on top." Like Trabert, Hoad broke his opponent's first service and that for all intents and purposes was the match. Seixas never did get in it as Talbert said, Hoad showed a mighty .cannonball service and it locked Vic time and again. In the final analysis, if Seixas had better control of his service, it might have been closer. Vic faulted continually on his first at tempt. His soft second serve was duck soup for Hoad. Punting Could be Factor in Orange * n MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Maryland and Oklahoma had little to kick about during the regular season, but the Terps and the Sooners were good kickers and that could be a factor In their Orange Bowl game on New Year's Day — if it's close. Maryland's . national champs had to punt only 37 times in winning all 10 games; Their average of 39.2" yards was the 10th best in the nation. Oklahoma was compelled to kick only 39 times while winning eight games, losing one and tying one. Fourth In Returning The pkahpma safety men were the fourth best in the country in running back punts, returning 25 for an average of 15.8 yards. Maryand was fifth with an average of 15.5 yards on 33 returns. Bernle Paloney, who tore a knee ligament in the last gnme of the season with Alabama, is Maryland's leading punter as well as its best ball handling quarterback and defensive halfback. His 19 kicks averaged Just short of 40 yards. Two Punten Hurt Charley Boxold, who will take Faloney's place if it proves necessary, has kicked only twice for an average of 20 yards. With Boxold on Uie first team, Coach Jim Tatum plans to pull Bill Walker, an end, back to kick. Even this move was threatened yesterday when Walker sprained his right thumb in e. scrimmage. An X-ray revealed no break but the hand was badly swollen, which may limit Walker's value as a pass receiver. Oklahoma's best kicker, halfback Tom Carroll, who averaged 39.1 yards before he was laid up Nov. 14 with a knee injury, is down for only limited, service. Buddy Leake averaged 32.4 yards on four kicks for the Sooners. ANOTHER CARNERA?—Trainer Stive Klause gives Mllo Miligoli the once-over. Tht sevtn-foot, 270-pound Italian hasn t fought yet, but the ide» is to pawn him oft as another Primo Camera, who made a fortune In the United States with little pufilistic talent. (NEA) FIT FOR A KING—Thii portable aluminum "palace" is being exported by a London, England, flnn for use as a hunting lodge by King Saud, of Saudi Arabia. Each of the two prefabricated buildings can be erected or dismantled within an hour and transported by camel. Former NCAA TV Head Urges Retention of Plan NEW HAVEN, Conn. M — The former head of the National College Athletic Association's television committee today urged that the present nationally televised football game-of-the-week plan "be continued substantially as is." "To do otherwise at this time would be disastrous," said Bob Hull, chairman of the NCAA's TV committee last year, and among the originators of the plan in 1951. Hall spoke as officials of more than 300 universities and colleges prepared to head for the NCAA convention in Cincinnati where, starting Sunday, meetings will be held to decide—among other things —the fate of the game-of-the-week. In Hall's opinion, the best substitute for the present plan would be "pay-as-you-see TV, or subscription TV, which could be a tro- mendous thing for college athletics if the receipts are spread among all football playing colleges." How soon that may be expected, if ever, nobody knows but Hall commented, "it la hoped the federal communications commission will grant'approval for pay-as-you- see TV as soon as possible." Under the present plan, the telecast presents one game each Saturday from one of the eight NCAA geographical areas. No team can appear twice in a season. In cases of a sell-out, a college may televise its game locally with the approval of the NCAA TV committee. FOR EXPERT SERVICE AND COMPLETE STOCK OF REPAIR PARTS ON ALL Oil AND GAS FIRED BOILERS AND FlMACfS Call 8181 CITY ELECTRIC CO. "Scrying Nortntast Arkantot A Southeast Mlttovri" 109 South Fifth BlyrhevilU Boxing Notes— Schoolboy to Get Test on Saturday NEW YORK (AP) — Is Ralph Dupas as good as he's cracked up to be? Fight fans will find out for themselves Saturday night when the 18-year old schoolboy from New Orleans makes his national television debut against seasoned Paddy De Marco of Brooklyn in a 10 rounder at New Orleans Municipal Auditorium. The kid is ranked as the world's tfo. 3 lightweight contender, main- y on the strength of victories, over Johnny Gonsulves, when the Oakland boxer was ranked Jlrat, and over Armand Savoie. De Marco, 25, has fought the leading 135- pounders, and currently Is ranked ,enth, First 10-Rounder This will be Dupas's first ten round bout with three minute rounds. He'll be meeting a master of pace in the aggressive Brooklyn veteran. ^ Welterweight contenders Johnny Saxton of Brooklyn and Del Flanagan of St. Paul clash in the Wednesday night headliner' at the Minneapolis armory. The ten rounder will be telecast coast to coast by CBS starting at p.m., CST. Brooklyn's flashy Lulu Perez and scrappy Davey Qallardo of Los Angeles, meet in a "rubber" featherweight bout at Madison Square Garden Friday night. Per- ei won the first on Sept. 4 when he stopped the Californlan on cuts on eight rounds. Qallardo avenged that defeat by trouncing the 20- year old speed merchant in ten rounds Nov. 27. The p.m., (CST) ten rounder will be broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC) coast to coast. Louis W. Shaw of Bayonne, N. J., is the annual John T. McGovern award at the "umpire who has done the most for the cause of tennis officiating during the year." Pistons Up In the Air PORT WAYNE, Ind. — The air age has caused many problems for the Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association. The Pistons own a DC-6 transport plane for use in moving the team around the league. But confusion recently caught up with them. The squail played the Royals in Rochester, N. Y. and were scheduled against the N. Y. Knickerbockers the following night. A snow storm prevented the team from flying that night so the owners quickly made reservations on the train. As the players were about to leave for the train, they were Informed that the plane was able to take off. A few minutes later, however, Ice formed on the wings of the plane and prevented a take-off. The Pistons hurriedly called the ticket agent to re-Instate their train reservations. Another conference of the owners decided the team could wait until morning and still fly back in time for the game. The train tickets were again cancelled. The Pistons finally flew the next day and arrived several hours before game time. But they didn't bent the train. It had arrived three hours earlier. Read Courier News Classified Ads Art Exhibit Open to Public Marilyn Tlorman, local artist, fa having a showing of 12 portrait paintings in oil at the Razorbtck's beautiful dining room on South Highway 61. Th« public is cordially invited to visit this exhibit. Razorback DRIVE-IN South Highway ol llytheville Doran's Catch Meant $33,000 to Detroit By JOE FALLS DETROIT (AP) — End Jim Doran of the Detroit Lions waited until the precise mo-| ment to catch his first touchdown pass of the season — and it was worth $33,912.45. That's how much extra the Lions earned Sunday by clipping the Cleveland Browns 17-16 for their second straight National Football League championship. Thriller The game was a real thriller, matched by only a few pro playoffs, and the ironic part about it was that Doran was supposed to piny defense, and not offense. He was forced Into offensive duties when Leon Hart, Detroit's towering end, suffered a wrenched knee early in the game. With only 2:08 to piny Dornn sped behind Ken Konz, Cleveland defender, and gathered in Bobby Leyne's winning touchdown pass. Doran cradled the ball in his arms ns he sped across the final money stripe. Jolt To Browns It was a crushing jolt for the Browns, who led 16-10 with less than five minutes to go, thanks to three field goals by Lou (the Toe) Goza and a nine-yard TD run by fullback Chick Jagade. But the Lions, who cut them close during the season, roved their clutch ability was no fluke by marching 80 yards in eight pulsating plays. Layne ntid Doran were the key players in the drive. They combined on three pass plays good for 08 yards. 1'Assing Difference Boiled down tne game was decided in the Lions' favor because they had a passing attack and Cleveland didn't. Otto Graham had one of his worst games in his eight year pro career, completing only two passes In 15 ties for n mere 20 yards. With a crowd of 54.577 and millions of televiewers looking in, De- troit took a 10-3 lead at halftime. Doak Walker drove across from the one early in the first period and ha kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second period. Jatade Made It Cleveland Impotent in the first half, was fed-hot nfter intermission and tied the score 10-10 when Jagads capped a 51-yard drive by bulling through right guard to score. Then Groza sent Cleveland ahead in the fourth quarter with two field goaIs-15 yards and 43 yards. But it wasn't enough. Each winning share for the Lions was $2,424.10 while each losing share was $1,654.10. The weight for the middleweight boxing class was set at its present limit, 160 pounds, In 1915. Just Wait!. , FOR THAT NEW New Oldsmobile for 1954 Makes Debut To Dealers in ShOW! CHICAGO, ILL.... Climax of the Oldnmobfle Dealer Show is the revelation of the '64 "Rocket." Even Oldsmobile dealers, accustomed to new- model announcements through many years, heralded the new car with standing ovationc. And no wonder ... for the new 1954 Oldsmobile is out a full year ahead with entirely new low-level styling . . . new "Rocket" Engine power . . . new power features! Just wait till you see it! Just wait till you drive it! Then you'll know why Olds dealers cheered! See your Oldamobile dealer January 20 ... the big announcement date! EWYEAR TO EVERYONE At we reflect upon another year, we realize how important to our succest each one of you have been . . . And we want to wish all of you added prosperity and success throughout each day of the New Year. Our New Year's resolution will be that we will endeavor to uphold and strive to improve our services to our many cus- tomers with the fondest wish for a HAPPY NEW YEAR. F.ROM THE FOLKS AT Blytheville Water Co. "Water It Your Cheapest Commodity"

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