FRIDAY, JANUARY is, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NIWi FAMIIYIM REISER GIRLS — First row, from left, Peggy Brown, Barbara Creecy, Mia Bell Shoemaker, Mattie Sue Smith, Jo Ann Ashley. Euby Duvall, Kay Morgan; (second row) Martha Barnes, Shirley Johnson, Bonnie Mills, Martha Davis, Dawn Faye Hall, Helen Creecy. (Courier News Photo) Rickey Blasts Policy Critics By GIB STALEY PITTSBURGH (AP) — General Manager Branch Rickey of the Pittsburgh Pirates says reports thai the club's principal stockholders have tightened purse strings so. much that he has to trade top players for cash are absolutely without foundation. DEPARTING COACH — Keiser Coach Austin Hanner talks It over with his leading girls' scorer, Barbara Creesy. Hanner will be leaving Keiser Monday to take over as head basketball coach and junior high principal at Osceola. • Hanner leaves a great record at • His girls' basketball teams have Keiser. He has been head coach j won 48 while losing only eight. The and principle there for the past! girls have dropped but one game so three years and last year won the only district football championship in the school's history. far this year. Steady improvement has marked his boys' basketball teams. Two Unbeaten Cage Teams Face Tests NEW YORK By (AP) BEN PHLEGAR — Two of the nation's five major unbeaten college basketball teams, face their sternest tests of the season tonight. The other three aren't scheduled. Holy Cross, ranked sixth in the country, meets Notre Dame at Boston, and George Washington, No. 7, travels to nearby College Park to engage Maryland. The ranking teams each have unbroken strings of 11 games. Palazzi HI Holy Cross lost to the Irish by two points last year in their only previous meeting and may be handicapped tonight by the physical condition of high-scoring Togo Palazzi. Togo went to the Infirmary yesterday with a mild case of the grippe but the doctors said he should be available for some action. Maryland, winner of the A1I- American City Tournament at Owensboro, Ky., during the holidays, hasn't fared too well in recent game's but Is several notches ebove the caliber of many of GW's opponents. Other Strings The other major unbeaten teams •are. Western Kentucky' (15 straight), Duquesne (14) and Kentucky (10). Colorado A&M, No. 18, was the only one of the top 20 teams in action last night. They ran their record to 12-1 with a 62-51 conquest of Denver in a Skyline Conference game. Utah State surprised Brigham Young 13-68 for Its first conference victory. Pennsylvania suffered its first Ivy League loss, bowing to Columbia 69-54. The Lions wrapped it up with a 24-palnt spree in the third period after leading by three points at haUtime. Miss State Wins William and Mary edged Virginia Military 71-67 In a Southern Conference game which was tied five times in the final quarter. Temple edged Lehlgh 64-61 In three overtimes with Harry Silcox scoring the winning points on » field goal and foul shot, his only points of the game. Mississippi Stntc bent Ocorgin Tech 15-14 In t Southeastern Con- ference contest on a field goal by Gerald Caveness with three seconds to play. "I'm getting lust a little bit tired of seeing those reports published," Rickey declared in the wake of his latest maneuver whereby the Sues reportedly picksd up about $80,000 and two players from the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Hurry Dickson. Rickey, who has been bitterly disappointed in his rebuilding efforts since taking over the Pirate helm late in 1950, said John Galbreath, Pirate president, and Tom Johnson, vice president and secretary, have been "very helpful." They are the Pirates' top stockholders. "Not So" "Mr. Galbreath has not put his foot down." Rickey declared. "Neither has Mr. Johnson. They have been wonderful. I've noted from time to time published reports that they have clamped down on our purse strings. That's simply not so and you can make it as emphatic as you please." The 72-year-old Rickey has gained much of his recognition as one of baseball's top strategists because of his trading ability. The Deals Last season the mahatma fitar- tled Pirate fans by trading home run hitter Ralph Kiner to the Chicago Cubs for five players and a bundle of cash estimated anywhere from $50.000 to $100,000. A short time ago he peddled shortstop Danny O'Connell to the Milwaukee Braves for six players and another flock of greenbacks estimated to total between $60,000 and $100,000. On top or that came the Dickson deal this week. "And you can say that it is entirely possible there will be some more trading before April 15," Rickey declared. "And you can also say that I'm not figuring on hurting the Pirates playerwise." 1(UcuIe| . embarrMsment or threats FIVE BROTHERS KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKIY Medley Distilling Co.,Owenibo(o Owntd **d Oftrftti Exeluihtlj by tkt MtJltf Brothirt KEISER BOTTS — (First row, from the left) Robert Stepheson. Harold Girdley, Steve Cockerham, Dokie Scudder, Billy Crafton; (second row) Harold Dlxon, Bobby Dixon, David Wllbanks, Bobby Petty fcnd Royce Brack. (Courier News Photo) Nebraska Players Turn on Glassford LINCOLN, Neb: (AP) — Thirty-five University' of Nebraska football players, a major segment of the material for next fall's Cornhusker football team, have called for the resignation of Bill Glassford as Nebraska's head coach. Their names were signed to a of losing their scholarships from statement given newsmen last night. The players said they feared Glassford. 40 Present Olassford has talked with uni- versity officials about termination of his contract without an agreement being reached. He hs.8 apparently been leaving the next move to university officials. Some 40 players attended last night's meeting. Only 35 signed the statement. Of the signers, 11 were freshmen. The rest were men with at least one year of eligibility left.. Of eight football letter winners expected batlt next fall, five signed, the peuuon. In th* statement they signed, the players said: "Tne actions th: we have undertaken were our own doings and we were not influenced from .outside parties. It was th« whole team that was behind It, not a few disgruntled players." Glassford, wno was not at the meeting, said after reading the statement, "I just don't understand it." Official reports show 6,400 Atlantic salmon were caught in Nova Scotia this season. The largest was a 31-pounder taken from the St. Mary's River. .t Read Courier News Classified Ads NEW CAR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BUILDER OF THE "ROCKET" NEWEST NEW OL-I IN FIFTY-SEVEN ILE NOW... the "88" of tomorrow ... the car that Oldsmobile has been "building up to" for many years . . . will be displayed on Wednesday, January 2Oth! •JUST WAIT i For the most significant, the most exciting new car announcement in OldsmobuVa 57-year history. Yes, even more startling than 1940, when Hydra-Malic Drive wan introduced by Oldsmobile. Even more upectacular than 1948 and the debut of Futuramic styling. Even more thrilling—believe it or not— than 1919, when Oldsmobile'i firtt "Rocket" was launched and started a whole new era of high-compression power. «JUST WAIT 1 It's going to be not just a new car, but an ultra-new kind of car. A "dream car" that actually had it» begin- ningi yean and year« ago. A "show car" that draws inspiration from the many experimental models of recent years. A "car of tomorrow", BO basically new in ityling and engineering, with so many new convenience and comfort features, that it's hound to set new trends in automotive design! «f U8T WAIT I It's going to be THE "88." Remember when Oldsmobile startled the automotive world with its first "88" model? It represented • new Uea in fine cars—• new balance of power tnd p««, style «nd ptce-and soon became the "hottest WAIT TIUU YOU e«« THK NEW C O M I N • SOON TO YOU! number on the highway". Even today, if you'll check trade-in valiif a and used-car prices, you'll find that those "88" numerals still possess,. their own special kind of magic. And this new Oldsmobile for 1951 ' represents the peak, the climai, the fulfillment of the "88" idea!\ wf U8T VI/AIT I You're going to sec a startling new- tint) of styling that—we warn you!—will make you dissatisfied until you actually own this car. A definite low slung "sports car" look, but American through and through. With a "new slant" on windshield design. (This will start a new trend, just watch!) A new silhouette that's longer, lower, lovelier. New fender treatment, new door design, new interiors—well, frankly, everything everywhere you look is new! «JU8T WAIT 1 Your biggest thrill will come when you rfriwthis car. For remember, it's a "Rocket"—and you know what a wonderful performer the "Rocket" Engine is right now. Yet for 1954, the "Rocket" will be 6igger, more pmesrjul and—here's real news—more economical than ever. Already, it's a World's-Rccord- . breaker! In a gruelling test run at Monarch 1'ass, Colorado, this new/ 1954 Oldsmobile engine outstripped the famous 1953 "Rocket"^ every phase of performance, hit the "top of the world" at the Continental Divide with far greater ease than any car had ever approached. Similarly, at the Indianapolis Speedway, in a 10,000-mile/rionstop economy run, this astonishing new "Rocket" used IO%Jess gasoline than « 1953 Oldsmobile. .JUST WAIT 1 And yS&< won't have to wait.long! This "dream car", this "car of (Wmorrow", this neural new Oldsmobile in 6fty-«even years.^1af being displayed on Wednesday. January 20. So make a date with this new "88" at your Oldsmobile dealer'.. JUST WAJLT'flLL YOU SEE IT! <^L. JAN. 2O DAT.
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