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PAGE SIX >n--viU<B (AKK.I t'OUUER NKWF TUESDAY, JANUARY 1», 19M lytheville-Greene Co. quare Off Here Tonight Clinton Cancels For Saturday, But Gap Is Filled A slightly-crippled band of Blytheville Chickasaws neet Greene County Tech at Haley Field gymnasium tonight It 8 o'clock. 1 A preliminary exhibition game is being sought for a B:30 opener by Coach Jimmy Fisher. * Fisher reported today that his first and second centers have been o College Sets, Cager laintains Gambler Was Boyhood Chum Of Molinas FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Jack Molinas, under indefi- lite suspension from the Fort Vayne Pistols for betting on team's National Basket- Assn. games, today de- 16 jail lied that he ever wagered on is games as a Columbia University star. The tall 21-year-old forward, [raduated from Columbia last une, was regarded as one of the eague's outstanding rookies before ils suspension Sunday by both the •iston management and the NBA. In an Interview with Bob Renner, i*ort Wayne News-Sentinel sports writer, Molinas also said he plans appeal to NBA President taurice Podoloff. "Nothing to Hide" "I have nothing else to hide. It :ouldn't do any harm," he said. Podoloff already had turned down tlolinas' offer to play without lalary If the league wouldn't cx- lel him. The expulsion will be utomatic at the end of the season inless Molinas obtains a hearing. I have nothing to hide and I )lan to go to New York in a day ir so to straighten things out with iie district attorney's office in the Ironx," Molinas was quoted by tenner. "I want to get this cleared p as I never bet on a game ile I played at Columbia." Molinas said his betting contact -as Stanley Ratensky and "I used o play basketball with him in the school yard." Used Phone Molinas said the New York youth who handled his bets "is just an ordinary guy and no center of gambling interests. 'I called In all the bets to New STork from my home here in Port Like College, But $4,000 in LA Open By JACK STEVENSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difference between winning the national intercollegiate golf title and the Los Angeles Open is quite simple, says the fellow who has won both. slowed down by injuries. Red Childress, regular pivot man, has a bad blister on his foot and Fisher Isn't sure just how much the reliable all-state senior will get to play. His substitute, tall Danny Edgmon, has a bnd ankle and may not get to play at all. West to Pivot In the event that both Childress and Edgmon have to be out, of the game. Fisher said he will move Dexter West from his forward position to center. This would make room for Danny Cobb on the first string, as he would take over West's forward post. Ordinarily, the starters will be Tommy Mosley and Bobby Jones at guards, Childress at center and West and Bobby Hill at forwards. West wouldn't exactly be a stranrer to the pivot spot. He played there last year on both the B and A teams, thouga seeing only a little action on the latter. Fisher also announced some schedule changes today. Clinton, last year's state champions, cancelled out on the Chicks. Fisher said -Clinton Informed him that its "athletic committee" had voted that Blytheville ,wns too far away. But the "committee" also cancelled the Feb. 6 game at C'lnton. Catholic High Slated So Fisher has arranged a game for Saturday night with Catholic High of Memphis. He has filled the February date with Memphis' South Side, which will come to town on the night of Feb. 5, Instead of the sixth. Fisher said this morning that he iind been contacted by Burdette Coach Harold Stockton who wanted a game tonight for his Pirate team. There Is a possibility that Fisher will use part of his B squad in - 6:30 exhibition tonight. Vayne and he placed them for me. '. definitely bet on only games I thought we could win. I have never done anything dishonest in my Ife." Vague . Renner said Mollnas was "rather r'ague" about games on which he bet, saying "he thought" he bet on only one game after the first of he year. Molinas said, "As I recall, it Was irobably that game against New York. I definitely didn't bet on hose games with Syracuse, that one at Baltimore or at Rochester." "There was a 14,000 check here," explained youthful-looking Fred Wampler of Indianapolis, who yesterday steadied a shaky game In the rain and held off several challengers to win the $20,000 open by a stroke. He had 281 for the 72 holes. Wampler, 30, a 150-pounder whose build and style are reminiscent of Ben Hogan, won the NCAA title in 1950 as a senior at Purdue after three times taking the Big Ten crown, First Win Although he turned pro that same year, this was his first tournament win, and now he heads for Bing Crosby's pro-amateur at Pebble Beach, Calif., with a lot of added confidence as well as greenbacks. Wampler came up to the 17th hole after three straight bogeys and needed even par to beat the veteran Chick Harbert, who came in earlier with a 282 after finishing with a pair of birdies. He got his pars and just missed birdies on both holes to finish with a 75 for the day. Barber Ties Jerry Barber, pro from nearby La Canada, playing with Wampler. had a birdie on the final hole to finish with a 1-under-par 70 and tie Harbert. Each took $2,050 second money. Third place cuts of $1,075 went to four players with 283—Ed Oliver Palm Springs, Calif.; Fred Hawkins. El Paso; Bud Holscher, Santa Monica, Calif.; and the Australian Peter Thomson, runner-up to Hogan in the British Open last summer. Thomson had a 66 yesterday, the best of the day. Only Par-Beater* t Amateur honors, also at 283, went to Bruce Cudd, University of Portland junior, who fired a 67 for his best tournament round. Those were the only fellows to beat par 71 for the four rounds at Fox Hills Country Club, * 7,000- yard course. At 264 and getting $615 were such veterans as Lew Worsham, E. J. Harrison, Julius Boros and Eric Monti. The leader through the first two rounds, Bill Nary, sagged to 74s the last two days and wound up at 285 for $500, the same check received by Smiley Quick. Among those out of th« money were last year's champion here, Lloyd Mangrum, who finished with a 289; Tommy Bolt, champion two years ago, also with 289; and the veteran Tony Penna. MORNING AFTER—The unlucky fiorentina goalie inadvertently hit the ball with his head while trying to stop a shot in Florence, Italy, sending it into his own net The goal deprived his team of winning, the match ending in a tie (NBA) Indiana Playing Like Champs Again By BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — The national champion Indiana Hoosiers passed the halfway mark in their 1953-54 basketball campaign today with a better record than they had at the same time a year ago. Can NCAA Rule Against Fakers? SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Injury faking by football players to stop the clock is being studied by the NCAA Football Rules Committee and there is a possibility some action may be taken to prevent it. I don't know how we can legislate ethics," said C o m m 111 5 e Chairman H. O. (Fritz) Crlsler of the University of Michigan, "but there are many things that could be done to prevent such faking. "We could, for Instance, stop the clock after each play in the last two minutes of the first and second halves. Or we could let it run during those periods." The discussion was inspired by the lowa-Notre Dame game last season which ended In a 14-14 tic. Twice In the closing seconds of the two halves the Irish came from behind and scored touchdowns when players claimed Injuries. Last week In Cincinnati the American Football Coaches Assn. denounced faking of Injuries to stop the clock. The coaches said they would give full assistance to outlawing such faking In an effort to "maintain football on a high moral and ethical plane." It was the second straight year Sportj Roundup — Montague: A Myth Exploded By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — News that "Mysterious John" Montague is seriously ill in a Los Angeles hospital brings vivid recollections of what almost certainly was the wildest, most improbable golf match ever played anywhere in the world since the invention of the ancient Scottish game. The date was Nov. 14, 1937, and he site the old Fresh Meadow Club on Long Island. The prin- :ipal figures were Montague. Babe Ruth, Babe DIdrikson and Mrs. Sylvia Annenberg, a fair amateur (layer. Itliiin Attraction Though you might never have leard of Montague, he was the knain attraction on that memorable day. The buildup that had breceded him in his first Eastern appearance would have done credit to Barnum.' For more than a year the nation's sports fans had been intrigued by stories from the West about a fabulous figure who could drive a golf ball farther than sny man living, and who shot 61s ftnd 62s over regulation courses. Some of the more fanciful tales Jbout the immensely powerful man who had appeared out of nowhere to stun Western witnesses declared he could shoot a presentable score with a rake and a hoe. George fon Elm, a former national champion, called Montague the world's Sreatest. In the midst of the hullabaloo •bout the dimpled "mystery man," ne had been collared by the law •nd brought to Elizabethtown, N. Y., to face a seven-year-old charge of armed robbery ol a madhouse. They said he had been known around there under another name, but he was acquitted by a jury after a trial which drew national billing. And.so. less than three weeks later, Montague consented to make his public golfing debut in this charity match. He and Mrs. Annenberg were paired against the two Babes, and the sponsors hoped that several thousand fans might be induced to turn out in the weekend sunshine and help a worthy cause. Their only bad oversight was in not surrounding the entire course with about a regiment of cavalry. An hour before the foursome Was scheduled to tec oft, the thundering herd had given up trying to reach the admission gate and was flooding In from all points of the compass. By the time Montague actually hauled oft and hit one, the .immense crowd was packed solidly from tee to green on the first hole and was still coming, Well, they had provided only about half a dozen marshals, and they had no ropes. Most of those in the crowd, fresh from the Bronx and Brooklyn, didn't seem to know what the fairway was for. They only knew whom they wanted to see. Within three holes the famous foursome was driving over the heads of the milling mob.- After nine boisterous holes they gave up entirely. It was estimated—we thought conservatively—that 12.000 persons tried to watch the match. Pew of them saw anything. The two Babes were thought to have been 2 up when the fiasco ended, but you couldn't have proved it. Erratic Under the circumstances, Montague deserved credit for hitting the ball at all. He looked like about a good, solid BO shooter. There was no question that he could hit a terrific ball from the tee, but his Irons obviously were erratic. Never again was the myth of his super-golf to be seriously revived. He gave the National Open a whirl the following summer, but got nowhere, and from there on the stories you heard about Montague concerned his feats of strength, which must have been truly prodigious. Now and again In recent years someone has asked, "Wonder what ever became of Montague," and no one ever knew. At 46, he Is 111 in Los Angeles. Notre Dame has figured in rules committee discussion. Last year, the controversial Irish "sucker shift," a maneuver calculated to pull the opposition offside, was reviewed but the rules makers decided the solution was simply a matter of the official's calling it. Porkers Fall To Baylor Slim Halfrimt Lead Vanishes WACO, Tex. W> — The University of Arkansas failed to protect halftime and late third quarter leads as Baylor came on to defeat the taller Razorbacks, 63-59, in a Southwest Conference basketball game here last night. The Porkers were ahead 35-32 ' at the half and *9-48 a minute before the end of the third period when the Bean made their move. The closest Arkansas got for the remainder of the game was 60-59 on guard Floyd Sagely's goal with 59 seconds left. But guard Stacey Cole got one and forward Murray Bailey t w o free throws for Baylor to close out the scor-. Ing. Forward Buddy Smith and guard Gerald Bamett led the Razorbacks with nine points each. Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 80, Cincinnati 60 Dayton 67, Seton Hall 65 Indiana 73, Purdue 67 Illinois 90, Ohio State 16 Wisconsin 64, Northwestern 47 Nebraska 88, Kansas State 75 Colorado 80, Oklahoma 68 Central (Mo.) 83, Tarkio (Mo.) 60 Southern Illinois 72, Western Illinois 46 Maryville Mo State TC 67, Omaha 55 McPhcrson (Kan.) 73, Bethany (K .1.) 63 Baker (Kan.) 65, Coll. of Em- porla (Kan.) 58 Oklahoma Baptist 72, East Central Oklahoma 65 Klrksville State (Mo.) 71, Springfield ftate (Mo.) 65 Kentucky 81, DePaul 63 Richmond 73, Maryland 71 LSU M, Florida 59 Tennessee State 91, Lincoln (Mo.) 65 ' Baylor 63, Arkansas 59 Texas Western 75. Arizona 57 Santa Clara 56, St. Mary's (Calif) 54 With 11 regular-season games left, the Hoosiers' record stands at 10-1, including a 73-61 triumph over Purdue last night. Indiana lost two of its first three games last season but went on to compile a 23-3 mark, winning the NCAA title In a 69-68 thriller against Kansas. Schlundt Better Key man in the Hoosiers' surge a year ago was big Don Schlundt and the 6-foot-9 blond, still only a junior, is performing even better this time around. He had a spectacular first half against overmatched Purdue last night. He took eight shots from the field in the first 13 minutes and hit all eight. In between, he sandwiched in six free throws without a miss. Coach Branch McCracken took pity and benched the scoring genius, allowing him to return only briefly in the second half. Schlundt wound up high man with 30 points. Kingpins Win Kentucky and Duquesne, the two teams ranked ahead of Indiana in the Associated Press Weekly poll, also won easily last night. Kentucky breezed over De Paul 81-63 nd Duquesne romped against Cincinnati 80-60 with Dick Ricketts scoring 30 points. George Washington, No. 1 was the only other member of the top 10 In action and the unbeaten Colonials won their 10th game, 8453, over Washington and Lee. Johnny Kerr or Illinois scored 38 as the Illini beat Ohio State 90-76; Bob Pettit of Louisiana State collected 35 points in a 91-59 victory over Florida; and Bill Logan, a skyscraping sophomore, got 32 in Iowa's 93-78 verdict against Michigan. Arkansas Loses The high scorer in Wisconsin's 64-47 triumph over Northwestern was Ronnie Weisner of the Badgers with 22 points. The Big Seven produced a pair Prep Coach To Kansas? Massillon Tutor To Conference MASSILLON, Ohio m — Chuck Mather, pilot of Massillon High School's football team, left for Lawrence, kas.. early Tuesday for an interview on the football coach- Ing vacancy at the University of Kansas. ' Mather, traveling by train, Is to meet with the university's athletic board Tuesday. The Job formerly was held by J. V. Sikei, who resigned under pressure. The university's athletic director, A. L. Lonberg. telephoned Mather last night and asked him to consider the coaching post. Mather previously had turned down a possible opportunity to become coach at the University of Toledo. Since he came to Massillon In 1948 from Hamilton, .Ohio, Mather's teams have been picked as state champions in the Associated Press poll for six straight years. His Tigers have won 57 of 80 games In that period, and have triumphed In their last 23 games. Fights Last Night B y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn—A) Andrews, 150!,;,, Superior, WIs., outpointed Joey Klein, 149'i, New York, 10. Detroit—Jesse Turner, 158, St. Louis stopped Chuck Coleman, 160'/ 4 , Detroit, 5. Holyoke, Mass.—Sammy Walker —Billy Coleman postponed, weather. of mild surprises as Nebraska won its third straight, 88-75, over Kansas State, and Colorado tripped Oklahoma 80-68. In the Southeastern Conference, Alabama defeated Mississippi State 69-52; Auburn outlasted Mississippi 66-61; Tulane swamped Georgia 33-78: and Vanderbilt's fourth- quarter rally produced a 65-55 victory over winless Georgia Tech. Dayton closed fast for a 67-65 decision against Seton Hall; Richmond handed Maryland its second straight loss 73-71; and Arkansas bowed to Baylor 63-59 in a Southwest Conference game. Boxing Team Grows to 23 Blytheville's Golden Glovers began a week of stiff workout sessions yesterday in preparation for this weeks bouts with Memphis' YMCA. The match Is scheduled for Fri-< day night at the American Legion Auditorium and .will be the first appearance for the local team since taking a 5-3 decision over Senath boxers last Friday night. More Effected The young Blytheville squad, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, is growing rapidly in youthful manpower. Twenty-three boys were on hand for yesterday's workouts and more are expected during the week. Daily sessions are planned for the boys with special emphasis on conditioning. The YMCA boxing team, one of the best in Memphis, is expected to provide a real test for the Blytheville lighters who showed considerable promise in their surprise Victory last week over the long-established Senath club. Three TKO'i Three of Blytheville's five victories over Senath came on TKO's turned in by lightweight Gayle Jolley, featherweight Freddy Rounsavall and heavy punching middleweight Pete Baxter. Blytheville's two other victories were gained on decisions by 90- pound Bob Smith and welterweight Bob Birmingham. New Fighters Ten new boys began working out with the team last night. They were Don Copeland, Leon Lowe, Thomas Griffin, Charles Branscum. Jerry Smith, Jerry Hodge, Junior James, Jack Chandler, Carl Love and Jerry Rounsavall. Friday night's bouts will begin at the Legion Auditorium at 8 p. m. Needs Glasses FORSYTH, Mont. (/PI— Bob Ross left his pickup truck to hunt pheasants. When he returned, the vehicle was splattered with buckshot. Mo/one, Keene Win Legion's Mot Feature Charlie Keene and Eddie Malone muscled their way to a highly disputed victory In the tag match feature of the American Legions' wrestling bouts »t Memorial Auditorium last night. Keene and Malone grabbed the decision from Lee Flleds and Edward Welch by taking the final two falls of the bout which was highlighted by A post-bout scrap between the two opposing teams and Refree Jack Parker. Welch was called in as a substitute for Chuck Molner who had to cancel his booking here late yesterday due to the icy conditions of the highways. The post-bout scrap came about when Welch challenged Eefree for awarding a pin to Malone over Fields in the third and deciding fall. Welch became so irked that he took a couple of swings at the ring official and Keene and Malone took up the argument for Parker. The fighting was very brief, however. Fields and Welch got off to a fine start with Fields pinning Keene in 20 minutes with a reverse Jack knife. But Maloue and Keene carne back to grab the final two rounds with Malone pinning Fields in 12 minutes to take the second and then pinned him in 17 minutes to take the third. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts Keene defeated Fields »nd Welch won over Malone. Attention Men! MR. JIM SCOTT Will Be in Our Store All Day Wednesday & Thursday January 13th & 14th To Present New Fabrics and Style Ideas From Storrs - Schaef er Custom Tailors Be Sure to come in for Expert Advice On the selection of your Personal Clothes R. D. HUGHES CO. McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John inm«rt, Mgr. Highway «1 South Phono M62

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