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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1965_ Five Missco Schools Entered in NEA Meet Arkansas Plays TCU Tomorrow Gome Will Open Race For Conference Title; Baylor Plays Texas By JOE BENHAM THE SSOCIATED PKESS Texas Christian, easily the favorite of the Southwest Conference race since winning the pre-season tournament last week at Houston, laces Arkansas Tuesday night in tho headliner of the opening night of conference play. Texas A&M at Rice and Southern Methodis at Texas complete the first night schedule. Baylor Plajs Texas Baylor, seventh team in the circuit, opens its conference season Saturday night against Texas at Waco. TCU gave its backers their choice of three good reasons for calling the Frogs favorites when they took the tournament, crown last week. The Progs beat Southern Methodist—picked to finish second this season—In the opening round, then whipped Texas A&M and pre- tournament favorite Alabama the next two nights. The result was an 8-3 record, best In the conference, with a victory over nationally-ranked opposition included. Alabama 12th- ranked in The Associated Press poll when the Tide fell 17-62 in the finals. New Record Sophomore center Dick O'Neal ' was again the mainstay in the Horned Prog triumphs, scoring 73 points in three games to run his season total to 275. Baylor's Murray Bailey poured through 88 points in three days to set a new tournament record and put his season total at 233, second only to O'Neal. The feat gained Bailey the trophy given the tournament's most valuable player. The week's play left the conference with three teams boasting percentages of .500 or above for the year. SMU, consolation champion of the meet, stands 6-5 and Arkansas reached an even 5-5 mark when the Razorbacks took three of four starts last week. The Porkers won their tournament opener from Uice 73-66, lost 84-64 to Alabama then next night, but gained third placs with a 74-70 victory over A&M and beat Tulsa 68-60 in a New Year's Night contest. Grid Film Is Slated for CC A film of the 1945 Alabama-Duke Sugar Bowl game will be shown Bt the Blytheville Country Club tomorrow night at 8, it was announced today. • The film is in color with Harry Wismer as sportscaster. The film showing is open to the public. All But Blytheville Face Tough Openers with nno nn«ihlP pxoeotion *h e five Mississippi County ^rK^^^ kansas State College in Jonesboro wis weeK, lace lougn sieet ding from the very start. The tournament opens tomorrow morning with 32 hand - picked teams, 16 Class A and 16 Class B. butting heads for the top honors. Blytheville's Chickasaws, one of the pre-tournament favorites in the Class A division, is the lone Mississippi County team that shouldn't have too much trouble in getting by their opening game. Chicks I'liy Walnut Ridge The Chicks are slated, to meet Walnut Ridge at 7 p.m. tomorrow in their first game. The Chicks already own a 68-41 victory over the Bobcats and are expected to repeat this feat in their tournament opener. But Manila. Leachville, Dyess and Dell all have tough opposition in their first round games. At 1:30 p.m. tomorrow Dyess, the top Class B team in Mississippi County and a perenn" 41 ' Class B powerhouse in Northeast Arkansas, runs smack into Marmatluke, picked as the team to beat in the B division. Marmaduke, which earlier this season whipped Class A Leachville, thoroughly trounced strong Nettleton last week which established them even stronger as the Class B tournament choice. In the Class A bracKel, Manila's Lions are slated to take on always tough Harrisburg in' their first game. Leachville Plays Marianna Leachville, the third seeded team in the Class A division, goes against strong Marianna at 9 p.m. Thursday. Marianna is considered as one I of the tournament dark horses and could very easily give Leachville all the trouble it wants. Dell's Blue Devils don't play until Thursday morning but they, too. will have their work cut out for them. Coach Bob Edwards' Blue Devils are slated to go against Bono, one of Craighead County's top teams at D a.m. Thursday. The tournament, considered one of the best in the state, will get started at 9 a.m. tomorrow with Rector and Marked Tree squaring oft in the opening game. The tourney will continue all week with morning, afternoon and night sessions scheduled for every day except Saturday. The finals will be reeled off Saturday night. Halo Scortichini Io Fight Turner Middleweight; Clash Tonight; Robinson Starts Comeback • B y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italy's Italo Scortichini is an 8-5 favorite to make Oil Turner of Philadelphia his fourth straight vic tim when they clash ,in a 10- roi/nder at St. Nicholas Arena to- n 'fhe handsome Italian middleweight, headed for a ranking soon if [ie continues his good work, at- trjputes his recent successes to his ]i ev v "American-style" attack. .'Here they don't count cleverness too much like in Europe." 5tt jd Italo. "The fans and the offl- c 'j a ls like aggressive fighters who p punching. I do that and win e straight. I hope to keep it up." > Punching Bee jn Turner, he'll meet an oppc- nefit with the "American style." Winner of two straight, Gil just keeps coming and punching. It should be punching bee as long as it lasts. pu Mont will telecast at 10 p.m., EgT 0«# greyer £rrner h British ^Pg^ Afrjca( is a ^ cll ^ ce to beat New York's Joey Klein in ti ie 10-round feature at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena tonight. Di-eyer has scored three knockouts i n a row and has a 39-5-2 record. Klein, beaten in four of Ills six H Mils last year, has a 23-11-5 rec- rd- Robinson Fights Wednesday ^BC will telecast at 10 p.m JOE'S BOY Joe Louis trains Paul Andrews. \vho attracted further attention knocking out Boardwalk Billy Smith in Miami. The 24-year-old Buffalo heavyweight credits the former champion with much of his success. (NEA) stakes Hurt Us, s MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes . The word was used often as Coach Bill Glassford and the Nebraska football team discussed their 34-7 loss to Duke's Blue Devils in the Orange Bowl New Year's Day. ''You can't make the mistakes \ve did and win a bowl game," said quarterback Dan Brown. Duke has a fine club and you can't take anything away from them. Their offense was really varied and, boy, were they quick." Don Comstock, who scored Nebraska's touchdown, said Duke got the breaks but "we made too NCAA Meetings Get Started Today; No Fireworks Seen Bragg City Leads Pemiscot Teams .Has Lost but One While Winning 10 In Pre-Ho!iday Play By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Bragg City is Pemiscot County's top team from a statistical view point. The Indians have Won 10 games and lost one. The Holland cagers take second place with a record of nine wins against one loss. With 11 wins and two losses Wardell is in third place. Although there is no conference in the county here are the standings: Won 10 Bragg City Holland ... Wardell ... Deering ... Hayti Steele 11 . 5 . 1 . 5 Braggadocio 4 Caruthersville 1 Cooler 0 Lost 1 1 2 No Settlement Expected On Hot Television Issue By HUGH FULLERTON' JR. NEW YORK (AP) — Jn spite of rumors and thinly veiled hints of a wild scrap over football television, some 1,400 representatives of more than 400 colleges and universities opened their week-long series of meetings today with every indication of a quiet session. If there's any warfare during the five days when the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. and five allied bodies are scheduled to meet, It likely will be under a placid surface. Indications are that no settlement of the hot television debate will be reached ibis week. Won't Make Open Fight The Big Ten conference, leading opposition to the present national game - a - week program, has dropped a few dire threats as to what may happen U its plan of national - regional control of TV isn't adopted. But a source close 2 to the conference leaders said the 2 Big Ten won't make an open fight at the convention. "We definitely will avoid any ul- , . aown. if any, will come when the new committee snows Us hand." Five TV proposals will be presented find discussed til a roundtable meeting Thursday. These range from a readopliou of the 1954 plan to unrestricted football television. A preferential straw ballot will be taken for Hie guidance of the incoming committee, but there won't be any directive. The convention will be asked to vote only on a resolution which calls for careful study of all proposals. In addition to the NCAA, the American Football Coaches Assn., the American Assn. of College Baseball Coaches, the American College Public Relations Assn. I'sports division), the Collc^i? Athletic Business Manners Assn. and timatum," he said. "The show- the N a t i o n a 1 Colli'siatc Track Coaches Assn. scheduled meetings during tile week. Ladewig Shows How GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. many mistakes." Bad Miscues They didn't say a thing that their coach hadn't already said. Some examples of what they meant: Twice Nebraska passed deep in its territory. Duke fullback Bryant Aidridge intercepted one and it led to the Blue Devils' second touch- I clown. Olassford and Coach Bill oilier Ray Robinson, former | Murray of Duke agreed that was middleweight .champion, begins his j the game's turning point. ™ me back Wednesday night «-—- """ "^.,th, against Joey Rindone of Boston at Detroit Olympia. The 10-round- er won't be telecast. This is Rob- first regular scrap since he Halfback Nick McKeithnn inter- Harrison Girls, Ripley Boys Win Tourney Harrison's girls and the Ripley, Tenn., boys walked off with top honors la" Harrison High School's invitational basketball tournament in the Harrison gym Saturday. . The Harrison girls beat Catron. Mo.. 32-^2 in the finals to win the title in the girls division. In the boys bracket Ripley thumped Harrison's boys 78-68 to win the championship. In earlier frames Catron's girls i defeated Ripley 27-21, Ripley's boys beat Catron 52-43, Harrison's EAST LANSING, i.-Pl — Marion Ladewi£, five-time worn- sn's All-Star bowling champion, is D 'oing strong again this season. At the end of GO games in three different leagues on her home alleys she compiled ah average of 207.41. Marion hod two high single games, F4 -. of 279 and 33 games of 200 or bet-1 grWder as a back, Both awards j er I w e re niude this year. ceptcd the other and Duke soon boys whipped Osceoln 68-38. and I had another touchdown. > Harrison's girls defeated Ripley Poor 'Quartcrbacking ! 25-17. mgu « „ ,,^ .^..,. ,,.,„ ,.^ ... Once, at the Duke 30, with fourth ' In the semi-finals Harrison's w -is stopped in 14 rounds by Joey down and 10 yards to go, Nebraska »°y s Peat Cation J^-__. • ..;„. t— n= , n= n u.,* ~~ j rnn fmibacfc Don Smith straight up i the middle. He made two yards and Duke took over. "We should have passed — or tried some wide stuff — anything but that," commented Glassi'ort! afterward. _ _ Both teams planned to fly home \ijchigan State's John MtusrnJ-; is! today. June 25, 1952. but shouldn't have any difficulty flattening the fading Eostonian. _' Double Award Winner the only Spartan to win two "moat, valuable player" awards. He was' vo ted the school's best baseball, player as a shortstop and the top! Draws Shots Sports Roundup— Fight Moguls Should Get Together By MURRAY HOSE For Gayle Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — The boxing business may not be loaded with talent but plenty of interesting matches could be made if the managers and promoters got together. Right off we can think up a number of scraps that could do good business at the box office and would prove a real tonic to the game. *— . — ——^— i see Paul An- i ^SJWes Santee to Renew Efforts 1 To Crack Four-Minute Mile First we'd like to see Paul An- Smith last Wednesday, take Floyd Patterson, the Olympic middleweight champion who has losl only one professional bout—to Joey Maxim. Andrews also lost to Pal Joey, proving that the aging Cleveland cutie is good for a few more years against the current competition. Then Title Bout Then we'd like to see the winner fight Archie Moore for the title. It'a going to take a solid puncher to beat the 38-year-old Moore, and both Andrews and Patterson qualify on two counts—right and left hands. Another scrap that would come close to selling out Madison Square Garden—television or no—and that would certainly jam the Boston Garden, would match two young;, hard-hitting welterweights, Vince Martinez, of Paterson, N. J., and Tony DeMarco, the Boston strong boy. Valdes vs. Cockcll The winner should be matched for a title shot against the survivor of a title fight between champion Johnny Saxton and Carmen Basilio, the No. l contender from Canastota, N. Y. _. If it were just a matter of "plain common sense, Cuba's Nino Valdes and England's Don Cockell would be matched to determine the next opponent for heavyweight champion Rocky Mnrclfino. If Archie Moore still hankers for more heavyweights, let him fight Ezzard Charles, the cx-titlehohler who has bcnten Archie three out of three. Harrison High School's team, return to their regular schedule phiy this week' after competing in their' invitational tournament lasi week- i end. j Wednesday niuht the Harrison ! Dragons go to Riplny, Tonn.. for a pair of games aqam.st, the Ripley Yelknv Jackets. Friday ni.qht the Harrison jun- MISSOUL-\ Mont Ml — Kancner ***»«* "^..^ ""- ^..i....^.. JL... Joe Waldbllli? has pulled a prac- iors open then- schedule against tical joke on a lot of western Mon- the George Wasninsjton Carver tana hunters. He straw-stuffed the Junior-High of Osceola in games hide of a xvhltetail deer, tied on a scheduled for the Harrison gym, huge of blacktail deer antlers. then propper his creature in some Acrobatic Jockey trees. Some hunters, Waldbilli? reports. Jump out of their cars to fire away at the stuffed deer. Then there are those nimrods who, in spite of the eagerness to sit-yht big game, drove by without seeing the decoy deer. Scoring Kick RALEIGH, N. C. «1 — NortM Carolina j State College's soccer team woijj the hard way in defeating Ft. Bragg's 525th Intelligence Qroup'tJ squad, 3-2, N. C. State did all the scoring, accidentally kick- Ing In Ft, Brngg's two goals. NEW ORLEANS l.fl - Slim Wes Santee of Kansas said today he would renew his .efforts for a four- minute mile at Los Anyeles later this month, hut he will need bet-i tcr conditions than he faced in the] Sugar Bowl track meet. i The Hying Kansan turned in what; \vns a poor effort for him in the Sugar Bowl event yesterday, fin-J ishing with a 4.14 clocking over at water-logged track. Holds American Record Santee. wlio holds the American mile record and has been clocked in 400:6. said the track yesterday made any sort of record impossible and he, was contented just to win. Santee set the Sugar Bowl record last year with a 4:0-1.2 timing. However, some excellent times HESTER'S C BEST f*. GRADE 10 00 Per TON (Plus T»» oil t Tons ot Morel S. Highway 61 Phone I'Oplar 3-3186 w ere turned in. particularly by; Olympic team member Jim Mash-i l^i'rn of Oklahoma A&M. who won t n c 440 yard run with a 48-sccond performance. Mashburn, running unattached, missed the Sugar j Bowl record ::ci by Thane Baker, 1 O f Kansas in 1953 by just one-tenth I 0 ( a second- j Smith Won 100 Dean Smith of Texas University! turned in another top effort in win-; n jiig: the 100-yard clash in 5.8 nnd\ n j5 third Sugar Bowl title. Rice Institute set a new stan- ird by winning the mile relay in 3:16, three-tenths better than the record established by an Oklaho-1 ma A&M team, in J949. Texas fin-' ished .second with a 3:16.3 clock- tog which nlso bettered the old mark. Superstifion ts Overlooked HALLANDALE. Fla. w — Trainer Charles Sanborn has his finger.i crossed. He shipped 13 horses into Gulfstrcam Park for the wintc-r racing season. The group carry the silks of the Texas-owned Tay- lorcrest Stable. .Other horsemen are interested in seeing how the outfit weathers the "13" jinx. HALLANDALE, Fla. '.-B — Apprentice Jockey Benny Sorenson. affiliated with the R. B. Berini stable at Gulf.stream Park, has a most unu.siul background. A native Of £rr.r.irirr:, Benny was n member of an acrobatic troups and toured with manv circuses. He is making his first appearance in Florida. Red Wing Mambo , DETROIT i/fl — The Detroit Red Wings have latched on to the mambo craze now sweeping the nation. The National Hockey League champions have issued a record called the "Red Wing Mambo." On the reverse side of the disc is the Wings' theme song — "Pretty Red Win ff ." GREATEST SHOE I SALE OF THE YEAR! Starts Tuesday Savings For The Entire Family BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLIN Monday, Jan. 3 8:15 p.m. 6 MAN TAG MATCH Butch Boyert Don McGee Al Gefz V5. Jack Moody "The Scar" " " Doyle Welch 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Adults SOc — Children 15c Also 3 One Fall Marches 30 Minnie lime limit One Group 19 SPORTC All Smart New Styles, Sharp Colors. Expertly Tailored, in Complete Sizes. One Group 28 Sport Coats Fine quality All Wool Coats by Capps and other famous makers. Regulars, Shorts and Longs. New seasonal colors. 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