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Baylor Stalls For Win Over Arkansas, 44-39 New York-(/P)-The nation's college basketball scandal, which Is now pointing a finger, at the Ken- tucky-Arkan»s (fame of 1949-50, had a key witness today with the arrival here of Walter Hirsch, captain of the 1950-51 University of Kentucky team, as a material witness. Hirsch's decision to appear in New York, WOE an about-face on his previous stand, according to district Attorney Frank Hogan, who first broke the scandal last year. Hogan said Hirsch had refused repeatedly to cooperate 'vith the investigation while he was a student at Kentucky. "· Hirsch was not permitted to en- SPORTS IORTHWIST MKANSAS TIMES, Fayetteville, Arkamal, Wtdnttdoy, F.brucry 20, 1952 Bears Gamble On Freeze With One-Point Lead Visitors Score First Victory Of Season Over Hogs The Baylor Bears, beaten twice .before this season by Arkansas, fambled on a stall with only a one-point lead last . night. The gamble paid off with a 44-39 verdict over the Razorbacks at the Arkansas Field House. Floyd Sagely sank a free throw to put Arkansas ahead 1-0, then sank another to give Ihe Razorbacks a 2-1 lead. Baylor's Bill Harris, who counted for 19 of his leam's points' to top all scorers, then made five points in succession and Arkansas was behind for the next 32 minutes of the game. Both teams Iraried miscues with Arkansas keeping pace in the field goal department but falling down badly in free'throws. Baylor managed a seven-point lead at the end of. the second" quarter after hold- in?, the Hogs to only four points ' in the period. The Porkers hit on i but two of nine free throws in i the second quarter. In the third q u a r t e r the Hogs picked up two poinls on the Bears to" trail 23-33 going into the last, 10 minutes. Baylor's scoring Ralph i Johnson, held in.check beautifully .by Walter Kearns, fouled out in the Ihird period with only four points. Opening the last period the Porkers caught fire and netted 10 points while allowing Baylor four during the initial four minutes and 45 seconds. This put Arkansas into a lead.at 38-37. But Baylor, working . lor a position to start a stall, tied the count at 38-33. went ahead 40-38, and after giving up a point on a free throw by Sam Smith, began a freeze. ' The Porkers managed to,break the freeze a few times but could not pick up another score. The clincher came with less than a minute to play when Baylor, taking the ball out-of-bounds on a foul the f i f t h time in a row, suddenly sprung a man toward the basket. The _ man was Norman in spangled skirls'and slickly "ta i _,-... i |ore ^ ski sujts s | )ou j c j come to t ] rescue of the point-starved Unite Stales Olympic team today. Tlie Americans have been shi out cold in the scoring column tlirec straight days after gettin off to a flying start. But with the figure skating and the slalom specialists takii over, things are apt to be di: ·ferent. The special slalom for wome 465 meters almost straighl dow an icy mountainside at Roedklciv could easily have gold medal win ncr Andrea Mead Lawrence the starring role. Mrs. Lawrence, 19-year-ol daredevil from Rutland, Vt., saile home seconds ahead of the fiel in the giant slalom last Thursda for America's first victory in th 1952 games. The giant slalom was ncarl three times as long and the girl had lo go down only once. Tocla they must race twice down th ice. Backing up Andy will be Kal; Rudolph of 'Hayden. Colo., wh was fifth in the giant slalom; Imo gene Opton of Conway, N. H., wh should find the shorter run mor lo her liking, and Jannette Bur of Seattle, Wash. Miss Burr hasn't been able ti buy s break in the Olympics si far despite an excellent showing in pre-Olympic cu/npetilion. The Slalom could prove her meal. Girls In Running. The U. S. has three girls in the running for points in the women': figure skating which ends tonigh with the free skating.. American: usually excel in this departmen hut unfortunately for them, il counts only 40 per cent toward the complicated points total. . l e a n n e t l e Allwegg, Grea Britain's precision specialist built p a big lend in the school figures Kentucky-Arkansas Gome Of 1949-50 Reported "Fixed" town, Dayton, Ohio. "Ind' '," said Hogan, "his refusal to come to New York and cooperate as a witness was the basis on which the University of Kentucky did not permit him to re-enroll for the semester beginning this month." Hogan charged in an affidavit 1 signed by his assistant, Vincent A. G. O'Connor, that Hirsch snd two other players, Dale Bjjrnstnble and James Line, accepter! bribes to shave points in games played in Kentucky and Arkansas in 1949 and 1950. Under Indictment Barnstable already is under indictment, along with former All- roll in school this semester, and Americas, Alex Groia and Ralph has been working in his home | Beard, on charges of accepting money to fix'one game here. Line is \vorking for an Arkansas oil company and said he had no comment immediately, but t h a t he might have a statement later today. Neither Kentucky nor Arkansas had laws against bribery in con- n 'tion with sports events in 1049 and 1950. The a f f i d a v i t signed 'by O'Connor said that Hirsch, Barnstable and Line had turned down offers to fix some games in New York. Another Kentucky All-America, Bill.Splvey, wil testify before the ;rand Jury. He asked in. December that his' 1 name be" removed from the eligibility list until, he said, he could clear his name. Now hopes to be reinstated for tournament play. The grand Jury han received . sworn testimony, according t o ' O'Connor's a f f i d a v i t , that Hlrnch, I Barnslablc nnd Line were offered JI.OOO eneh by two alleged fixers, Eli Kaye and Nicholas English;, lo shavo noints in the Kentucky-St. JVin's giimc In, Madison Square Garden on December 15, 1949. They refused, but Kentucky lost, 69-58. The a f f i d a v i t charged (list they accepted $500 c/ich and $1,000 each In fix a Kentucky-Dc Paul the Kentucky-Arkansas game during the 1918-50 season. The a f f i d a v i t said further that they turned riown a $7,500 offer to fix a National Invitation Tournament game with Cily College of New York at the Garden on March 14, Porkers Open Spring Grid Drills Today UPSETS MARK LOOP ACTION the botlorn half of tha Southwest 'onference basketball standing*. The Baylor and Rice victories ropped Arknns.'is from f i f t h to seventh and last In the loop. The Arkansas llawrback fool- TCU |onk .,.,,,,,. A nm| M ,,,. ball tram reports this afternoon at | 4-1 nt Fort Worth. Riving the Chri.t- 3:20 for the opening session of Mian* A conference record of eight spring practice. The drills will be I victories and -one loss and a sea- Texas Christian Moves Closer Ta : j Southwest Conference Cage Title Dallas. Trxns-W)-Texas Chris-. point lead In the last period bi?. linn stretched Its first place lead soon slipped to the rear again. ' a I l l l l e more lant n i g h t while up- [ Saturday night the -ard match*" sett by Raylor and Klce shook up Baylor against TCU at 'Wac' 1950. CCNY won the game I Class B District Tournament Opens Monday At Greenland ®itt»* US. Has Chance To Get Back Into Olympic Scoring Column Oslo, Norway -(IP)- Pretty girls which count 60 ner cent and she Mullins and he was several steps ahead of the Arkansas defense as he laid the ball through the hoop. With about 15 seconds to go Mullins again found a lot of rooni in Arkansas' defense for a layin that' finished up the scoring. Sagely, who had to leave the game with a leg cramp late in the game, topped Arkansas scoring with nine points. Tryon Lewis was second high with eight. Arkansas made but nine of 24 free throws while Vaylor was converting 14 of 22. Each team made 15 field goals. The box-score:- · · - - - Baylor - FG FT UF TP Harris, f__-_. ' Starkey,. f 1 Johnson, f 1 Wimp, f__ 0 Mullins, c 4 Quillen, c 0 Hovde, g 1 Fl^etwood, g 1 Totals 15 Arkansas Smith, f 2 Lambert, f 1 Adams, f 3 Elklns. f 1 Walker, f 0 Kearns, c 0 Shaw, c 1 Lewis, g 4 Sajely, g 3 Totals 15 Fights Last Niaht By The jl.wcfnfrrf I'nm Los Angeles-- Virgil Akin. '138, St. Louis, stopped Joe Giliner, 137. Vallejo, Calif., !J. Newark, N. J.--Charlie Ftisari, 150, Irvington, outpointed Jimmy Champagne, 149, Philadelphia, 8. Portland. Ore.--Cesar Brion, 198, Argentina, outpointed Joe Kahut, 188. Woodbmn, Ore.. 10. Whitt Plains. N. Y.--Carey Mace, 154. Hartfird, Conn., out- pointed Billy Wvatt. 155, Trenton, N. J.. B. Cincinnati--Harold Baby Face Jones. 138, Detroit, outpointed Oerald Lebroi, 139, Gary, Ind., 10. WE FIW FUVM 9f U KOmiCKY- MTMAUY (HEAT SINCE 1W ITRAIQHT BOURBON WHISKEY · 4 YEARS OLD · 86 PROOF fCHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY · LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY can praclically win the title by just putting in nn appearance tonight. Tenley Ajbrighl of New Center, Mass., ranked second after Miss Altwegg going into the free style, and Sonya Klopper, 17-year-old North American champion from Brooklyn was third. Virginia Baxter, a tiny blonde from Detroit, stood seventh with a chance to move into the scoring column. While the girls finish their event the men figure skaters rest for 24 hours before tackling their free skating. When they do it will be America's Dick Button against the field. The Harvard studenl built up his usual lead in school figures yesterday and his free skating is even better. Helmut Seibt of Austria, European champion, is second to Button in the school figures with Jimmy Grogan of Colorado Springs, Colo., third and Hayes Jenkins of Akron, Ohio, fifth. One event today that won't bring the Americans any points is the 50 kilometer 31.07 miles cross country ski race. This one he- longs to the Scandinavians for sure and the likely winner is Niles Karisson of Sweden who won it Tour years ago at St. Moritz. IE he does win he will be the first 1948 Olympic champion to repeat lis success here. Talk About Success But when you talk about success in these 1052 games you don't lave to go further than H j a l m a r Andersen. He's a 27-year-old -Norwegian speed demon on ice who yesterday picked up his third gold inednl 'n three days of speed skating Ijalmar, who's called "HjalliK" ironounced Yallis so often that he las difficulty in recognizing his rsl name, won the 5,000 meters Sunday, the 1,500 meters Mon!ay and the 10,000 meters yeslcr- toy. Only in the 1,500 meters did ic fail to beat the Olympic record. Andersen is the first man ever win three gold medals on suc- essive days in the W i n t e r Olympics. The chances for a Norwegian weep for the day disappeared vhen Othmar Schneider, chemis- ry student from Austria, won the men't' will be perial men's slalom down ( h e ! March 5-8. ame course the girls will race oday. I The United States, Canada anrt [weden hold the upper h n n d in he Olympic hockey lournament 'Hh four straight victories each, 'he U. S. won ils first major lest ast night ns It disposed of pre- ' lousl.v ^unbeaten Switzerland, 8-2. i Canada' defeated a good Czech! earn, 4-1, while the other five rams took the night off. Today 's the favorites who lake a resl. Going into lodny's events Moray held a huge lead in the coni- lelcly unofficial point standings ith 04. Austria was second with I 1 and the United Stales third ith 34li. Other standings were: Finland 4, Netherlands 24, llsly ^0, Gerany 19, Switzerland 15, Sweden OH, Canada 3V4, Kranc* 3, Bel- urn 1, J»p»n ',4. Next Monday the Class B schools in the western h a l f of District One get their district basketball tournament under way at Greenland. The meet is arranged so that all games will be played at night and the schedule runs the entire week. i Gentry, coached by Mel McGaha, probably will be regarded HS the tournament favorite. Mulberry, from the extreme southern part of Ihe district, is of u n k n o w n quality but reports indicate that it has a fine team and must be considered the tourney dark-horse. Elkins and Prairie Grove, the Washington County powers, are also highly regarded. Since the district is divided in two sections only the winners of each t o u r n a m e n t q u a l i f y for the state meet. Elkins is the defending champion in One-West. Three games are on tap Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday., and Thursday nights. The two semifinal tilts are set for Friday and the f i n a l battle will be staged on Saturday. Gentry, featuring a well-drilled and scrappy team, earned considerable prestige by winning the annual Springdale Invitational Tournament earlier this year. Almost all the Class B teams in the district were entered in that meet and it was considered a fair test of strength amon^ the schools in- Parnell Only Red Sox Player Not Signed Up Sarasola, Kln.-(/l'j-Mcl Parnell, the Boston Red Sox' star righl- innd pitcher, w;is among the missing today when new manager Lou Boudrenu started spring training w i t h a group of 17 flingers nnd three catchers. Parnell has yet to come to terms with General M a n a g e r Joe Cronin. The latter reported he had talked with veteran i n f i c l d e r V e r n Stephens, who had agreed lo sign when he arrives here from his Long Beach, Calif., home late next week. limited to 18 working days to be completed In a period of 25 days by Southwest Conference ruling. A sqund of about 75 men Is expected to report In top physical shape (or a promised opening day scrimmage. There are 25 lettermen rclurnlril, sprinkled throughout all positions except center. Attention d u r i n g the spring drills is expected to center on an improved offense based primarily on the spllt-T. The ends will get Ihorough attention in an effort to sharpen the effectiveness of the Porker pissing attack, and at the same time will be spent on passing by the quarterbacks. Also occupying ,time in early drills w i l l be the preliminary work w i t h linemen candidates, This f u n d a m e n t a l work will bo designed to pick ou{ the leading prospects so that closer attention can he given them. The offensive line la 'a matter of great concern in the plans for a more potent attack. Texas and the Acgies at Colleg Station, and Arkansas · meetin' SMU at Dallas. ' Tech Clinches · AIC Cage Titli son rcrord of 18 wins in 21 starts. TCU took the leiirl three minutes after the opening lip off nnd held H all Ihe way w i t h a .10-19 margin ,it biilf lime. Guard J o h n n y Kthridge and cen- ier Oeiirce McLcnd of TCU ami Agcle renter Walt Davi.i each made \'i point*. Gene Krhwiiiiier, Mice «pho- ] l o n ' a y- more, cqu.illed nn I n d i v i d u a l sc»r-1 Tech's nearest rival, Arka'nja inn m.irk of the in.Vi season by i State Teachers, has a 12-4 rccorr making 30 points ;I.H the U'.vLs i v -'itn t'.vo games remaining, · whipped third place Southern j Little R»ck-(/P)-Arknnsas .Tech' itnvuin.; freshman-studded basket h,ill if am has cllnchei' the Ar. kanans Intercollegiate Conferenc championship. It i.i Tech's fourth consecutiv AIC crown. The Wonder Boys have won 1 league namn and have lost bu · one. They have three games ye In the TIMES--It Johnson ring mark Methodist 72-. r 7. of Bnylor sol the earlier this season. Hire led n tier the first (cw mln- iilcs ami had n :i!!-24 a d v a m n f t u at th; half. The Muslimns pulled 10 w l l l i i n sc\cn points uf the Owh j twice in the f o u r t h q u a r t e r Mil ' Rice managed in pull away. I Baylor took n 4 l-;;n ilcd..ion from · Arkansas by freezing the bail wilh ; a nne-polnl Ic- ' uul less than i three minutes ay. · The Bears Ic ·! nl the half ! and 33-2B at II. ..I of the third i quarter, j Arkansas maiingeri In lake n one- ' Sncud-MrKlnnon Beat · Orlando, Fla.-(/P)-Sam Sneat nnd Hetty MacKinnon fired i seven under par 64 to capture medaiir.t honor.-* in the l l t h an' nunl Internationa! Mixed Two n.ill Golf Tournament, , ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS CACLt WELDIHO CO. Wrmi«M or Cast Iron* R'tUliig And column* Wrought Jron Furniture 5 A n y l h l n j t ror The Horn* J Pre? EJtlmalei . FORT tMITH ' m Itn TmM More wofortefs io/rte/f! vplvocl. . However, since Gentry is a Benton County school its team has not come ' in contact with the Washington County clubs very often and hence comparisons arc not too accurate. Some of the Washington County coaches feel that Gentry will find the fioinK tougher the second time they tangle with teams in this arra. Also considered a vital factor in the outcome of the tournament is lhc Greenland gymnasium, which has a full-sized court. It is expected t h a t the Gentry defense will be far less effective on the larger floor than it was in Springdale's small court. There arc 16 teams entered and first round games occupy .the first three nights of action. Prairie Grove meets .St. Paul in the opener at 6:30 Monday, Mountainbur^; takes on Dccatur at 7;45,'nnd Wrril Fork, an occasionally unbeatable combination, meets Cedarville, at 9 o'clock. On Tuesday Winslow tries out Gentry at G:,')0, FanninRlon's hotshots play Sulphur Springs'at 7:45. and KIkins and Lincoln play at f] o'clock. Wednesday Pea Rlrlfie and Mulberry play at 6:30 p.m., Greenland and Gravctte meet at 7:45, nnd thp Prairie Grove-St. Paul winner plays the Mountainbtirg-Decatur winner in the first quarter-final game at 9 p.m. Over in '.he eastern half of the district the playoffs arr under way. The a f f a i r is bcinc staged at Yrllvillo and is schrtfulc't for a wcnk-long run. Valley Spring.-?, with a remarkable rccor.fl nf 33 wins and only three defeats, is the over-whelming favorite. This same Valley Spring:; team has wnn the state Class B tournament twice in succession to etablish a precede, n I and may win Us third one this year. However, the rompetilion at Yellville h reported extremely keen with Bruno, a winner of 24 of 27 games, Bergnnn. winner in 19 of 24 games and Snowball, Ml. Jurlea and Yrllville all si rone contenders. The pastern half of j this district is regarded as the most ' powerful in the state. The bov s Class R slate tourna- held al FrescoU, February Sports Card Pel). 20--Arkansas Krosh vs. kmulKee A. nd M., t Okimil- Jlhrrt To Quiritr-Flnil* New Vock.j/pj.NHs nnhlscon, wcdfn, Lome Main, Canada, do- ndlnf champion Billy Talberl, ew York rvid Don McNclll, Elbe- ion, N. Y., advance to the qu«r- | tor final round ot the National In- I door Tennis Championships. Feh. 21-Z3--District One" Went Junior Bny» RankMhill Tournament, »t Roger*. * Feb. 2Z--BulldoK.i vs. Sprlnr- d«lf, here, at I p, m, F«h. 22--ArUmus Frond vi. Fnrt Leonard Wnofl, »t Wyne»- vllle, Mo. Feh. 1.1 -- Riiorhieki TI. S.M.I!., it Dallas. Feb. 23 -- Riiorbirks TI. T.C.I)., «t Fnrt Worth. Feh. 20- Sprlnr foothill pr»c- tire itart* at Unlvenllj. Feb. 25-Mar, 1 -- D i s t r i c t One-West Cists B Boys Basketball Tournament, at Greenland. Feh. 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