The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 3, 1955
Page 9
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MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 19SS 8LYTHZVILLB (AMf.) COURIER KEWI ?AOI von Bowl Results Left Little Room for Arguments ¥*¥¥ ¥*** Outcomes Produced No Surprises By ORLO ROBERTSON The Associated Press The argument over whether Ohio State's unbeaten Buckeyes rated the national football championship over undefeated UCLA is about the only issue the Jan. 1 bowl games failed to decide. None of the major postseason gridiron classics produced a real surprise even though Navy, which beat Mississippi 21-0 in the Sugar Bowl, relinquished the favorite's role after injuries and illness sidelined several first-string players. * * * * * * Weil-Planned Defense Was Hogs' Weakness By RAS STEPHENS DALLAS (AP) — Georgia Tech took a considerable shoving around for two quarters while probing for a weakness in Arkansas' defense, but the Yellow Jackets finally found a loophole and promptly capitalized for a 14-6 Cotton Bowl triumph. ' Analyzing the game, it is found that Ironically, the "weakness' was the result of Arkansas' well-planned defense against Tech's famed "belly series." The Southwest Conference champion Razorbacks, eager to keep Tech from moving on the outside from the "belly series", spread its line too much. So, In the second half of Saturday's game, a covey of swift Tech backs cut through bigholes in the Razorback line for two touchdowns and their sixth bowl victory in the past 10 years. Dodd Praised Porks Tech Head Coach Bobby Dodd, who still can boast a record of .undefeated bowl contests, praised Arkansas as a "well-prepared and determined team." Arkansas Coach Bowden Wyatt said Tech had the better team Saturday. "Georgia Tech played an awfully fine game and deserved to beat us, ' Wyatt said, "but I'm very proud of our boys. We played as well as we have all year, and we have no alibis. Arkansas dominated the first half stopping Georgia Tech deep in Razorback territory. Tech tried a field goal, but failed. Arkansas took over on its 20 and drove 80 yards in 12 plays to score. Moore Got 38 Yards Henry Moore, Arkansas' bullish fullback, accounted for 38 yards of the drive on six carries, Tailback George Walker crashed over right guard from a foot out to score, but the talented sophomore missed the kick for the extra point. Tech wasted no time taking over alter the halftlme recess. A 58-yard drive ended with Paul Hotenberry slipping around right end for the first Tech touchdown. Mitchell kicked the first of two conversions and Tech went in front to stay. The Razorbacks tried a comeback but failed when a Walker pass found its way to Mitchell. Tech couldn't score on the break but a short punt gave the ball to the Jackets on the Arkansas 44 a lew minutes later. Tech used 10 plays to score with Mitchell sneaking the last two feet. Only 8 Penalties There were only eight penalties in the game and neither club drew an assessment for roughness. The Razorbacks got on 15-yard setback lor clipping and Tech once lost 15 for holding. Arkansas' All-America guard. Bud Brooks, was voted outstanding lineman fay sports writers covering the game. Tech's George Humphreys was picked as the outstanding back. The schools got about S1GO.OOO each. Arkansas keeps $64.000 and puts the remainder in a conference pool — in which it also shares. Tech will retain $85,000 and turn the rest of the money to the other Southeastern Conference members. The game was marked by an exhibition of sloppy punting on the part ol both teams. Arkansas averaged 30.5 yards and Tech 30 yards on lour punts each. Wyatt explained that the Arkansas 'kicks were short because he had ordered his punters to aim for the sidelines In an attempt to halt Tech's dangerous punt returners. He succeeded in this, allowing Tech io runback just one punt, and that lor only 11 yards. Dodd has no comment on the poor punting of his team. Arkansas' Brooks turned in the most impressive performance of his collegiate career Saturday to walk away with the title of the game's outstanding: lineman. The Razorbacks guard from Wynne, along with quarterback Bobby Proctor and tackle Eddie Bradford, played havoc with Tech's attack all afternoon. In the balloting to name the out- standing lineman, Brooks received 36 votes from the sports writers covering the game. That was exactly twice as many votes as all the other seven lineman who were mentioned received collectively. Arkansas' OJan Burns was second with four votes. Bradford, center Jerry Ford and tackle Jim Roth also received consideration. Tech's Humphreys edged out teammates Mitchel and little Jimmy Thompson for the "back of the game" honor. Moore ranked fourth despite a fine showing on both offense and defense. Humphreys led all backs in total yards gained rushing. But hiB average was below that of Moore. Humphrey picked up 99 yards on 18 carries for a 5.3 average. lota of Carpenter Hurt Many cf the sports writers felt that Arkansas might have won the game if Carpenter had not been lost. The talented blocking back suffered a pulled muscle in his back Just before the first quarter ended, and sat out the remainder of the game. Examination at a hospital showed that Carpenter escaped serious injury. There's no doubt that Carpenter, because of his exceptional ability as a blocker and pass receiver, would have added much to the Arkansas offense. The Razorbacks aldn't suffer on defense with Carpenter on the bench. Little Proctor, a true "little pig" at 162 pounds, turned In the best defensive performance of the day among the backs. Proctor, who suffered a severe cut on his face and was hobbling from a knee injury, played 43 minutes with his only relief coming at halftime. He took part in 13 tackles—making two of them without assistance. This was second only to Arkansas' Bradford, who nailed live Tech runners by himself and pitched in on 11 others. Wyatt was high in his praise for Proctor, the only Razorback who was carried game's end. from the field at Six Man Match Tops Mat Card For the third consecutive week : man tag wrestling will headline the American Legion's wrestling card tonight at Memorial Auditorium. And there'll be two new faces on tonight's card. Promoter Mike Meroney has lined up six top notch heavyweights, including: a masked grappler and the latest member of Hie wrestling Welch family, for his mnin event bout. The Scar, a wrestler who hides his identity behind a mask, is scheduled to team' with A] Getz and Butch Boyette as one-half of the wrestling show. •Opposing them will be Doyle Welch, son of the popular Joe Welch, Don McGre and Jack Moody. This will be the first appearance here for Welch who is reported following his fathers footsteps with a wrestling style very similar to that nf liis dad. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are' also on the card. Supporter! of the Uclans, who finished a close second to the Buckeyes in the final Associated Prea Poll, hoped Southern California would rise up and down Ohio State In the Rose Bowl. But the Big Ten champions went out to prove that they rated the No. 1 spot. True they defeated USC by only 20-7 compared to UCLA's 34-0 romp during the regular season, but rain during Saturday's was not conducive to high scoring. So the followers of Ohio State and UCLA will continue their arj^i- ments. Duke Came Through Duke was the favorite to whip Nebraska, Big Seven runner-up, and the Blue" Devils came through with ease 34-7 In the Orange Bowl. In the Cotton Bowl Georgia Tech was the choice to knock oil loth- ranked Arkansas. This the Engineers did 14-8. The other major New Year's Day game produced a 13-12 victory for the Eastern all-stars against the West In the Shrine game at San Francisco. The bowl competition started lut Friday with favored Auburn downing Baylor 33-13 In the Oator Bowl. Interact DccreutafT There were those who said interest in the bowl games was decreasing. But there wasn't anything in the day's turnouts to back up their contention. More than half a million fans — SOI ,874 to be exact^turned out lor 13 games played between Friday and Sunday. The rain kept away some 12,000 who had purchased seats in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena but the grandaddy' of them all attracted the largest crowd—88,191. All of the other major bowls were sellouts, with 80,735 at the Sugar Bowl, 76,504 at the Cotton and 88,750 at the Orange. The Eajt-Weit conte« attracted 82,000. Good Combination The Navy, first service academy eleven to play In a bowl in JO yeari, coupled a rock-rib defense that stopped Ole Mlu cold with a sparkling running and psailng game featuring George Welch, John Weaver and Joe Oattuso. The most sensational play in the Rose Bowl was an 88-yard punt re turn for a touchdown by Southern California's Aramis Dandoy, but before and afterwards the Trojans and had no answer to the quarterbacking of Dave Leggett, All-America Howard Hopalong Cassady am' their mates. Georgia Tech adjusted iU offense in the second half to overhaul Arkansas after the Razorbacks had le/t the field at the Intermission on the long end of a 6-0 score. Duke also broke its game witll Nebraska wide open in the second half after leading 14-0. ST. LOUIS (ff) — The £t. Louis Cardinals may se« a drop in their ,otal annual home attendance next season because of their new neighborhood. Kansas City's Athletics. Club officials estimate the Cards draw between 70,000 and 100,000 customers each year from the western half of Missouri and parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and TexM-poinU now cloter to Kansa* City. Ai much as 10 per cent of the Cards' attendance could be in danger. St. Louis drew more than one Race Horse Runs Itself tc Death AQUA CALIENTE, Mexico Ifi — A 4-year-old mare. Rebel Song, ran herself to death yesterday In trying to win a race. She set the pace for most of the mile and sixteenth on a muddy track; hung on to finish third after Amiable and Vain Boots swept by, and dropped dead while being unsaddled. Those who bet »2 on her to show collected 14.30. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Wayne 89, Philadelphia M Milwaukee 91, Syracuse 19 Boston 113, New York 96 Rochester 102, Minneapolis 100 Now Open for Business NEW ESSO SERVICE STATION Main at 21st Operated by Tony Tucker We've Rounded Up Some Good WUIE-CHECKEB COME IN AND SEE THEM... AND MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 3-4434 South Highway 61 TUCM AND NOW Sammy Baugh nisei Hereford! on a 6355-acre ranch h'ird by Rotan, Tex. In an extraordinary 18-year career with the Washington Redskin!, Slingin 1 Sammy set more than Idozen pa"Itairecords that remain in the books. Texas Christian'! moit famous fooW.ll name still 1 Dozen P c ™™ th « f , me astiiling in the co«chini of Hardin-Simmorn. (NEA) Kansas City May Hurt Cardinals million fans last season. And there's no doubt the A's are going after fans, "We don't know how much we'll hurt the Cardinals In the matter cf attendance," Parke Carroll, vice president of the A'I said recently. "Well be going after every baseball fan we can get and If they are Cardinal rooters now we'll try to convert them." Red bird Vice President Bill Walsingham said yesterday the club will continue Ita heavy concentration of radio broadcasts in a large out- state area. The Cardinals, at pres- ent, don't have an intensive ticket- selllng campaign underway, but plans to start one with Springfield, Joplln, Kirksville. Rolla, ND Sedalia In Missouri, Fort Smith and Payette- viJle Jn Arkansas and Miami, Okla, are expected to be the areas of the hottest competition. All had been aresa or predominantly Cardinal rooteri. Despite the competition, a state series between the two club* may come about in 1956. "It probably wouldn't be a bac idea to drum up a little rivalry wtih Kansas City," Walshingham said College Basketball Returns to Normal By ED CORPIGAN The Awoclatad Pr«M The extracurricular holiday tournament* out of tht way, college basketball gets down to th« serious busiiiMt o£ conference races this week. For most of the schools, the 30- odd tournament* that dotted the nation for the past two weeks Mrv- ed merely as warmups. They are Interested more in league titlei and the resultant bids to the NCAA and National Invitation event* In March. So starting tonight, it's a brand new season. Only thr« major team* boast unblemished record- Kentucky, Auburn and Dartmouth. During the past week, no fewer than 10 undefeated! met their match. Kentucky Top* Kentucky has looked »o good winning seven games in a row that it's hard to see how any other club Is going to beat it. Both Auburn and Dartmouth probably will taste defeat along the route. Auburn, In fact, must play Kentucky In Lexington Feb. 26. The always interesting Big Ten race moves into high gear tonight with four games—Indiana vs. Michigan, Wisconsin vs. Iowa, Ohio State vs. Michigan state and Northwestern vs Minnesota. Wisconsin and Illinois got the jump on the rest of the league last Saturday and that erne ended in an upset, the 'We can't play the A's in a state series this season because we are committed to play the Detroit Tigers here. But next year we may be able to work out something." Btdgen winning W-W. Teana to Beat But the mini and Iowa itill rank as ttie two taunt to beat in th* loop, if Wisconsin can jet by Iow» tonight ,then the Badgen alw wOl bear watching. La Salic clubbed »t. loait W-W in the only major ganu plsvyvi lu* night. All America Tom Oola acor- ed 34 points for LaBallt, which probably will give Duqutane a, tua- sle for the title of No. 1 tnitftmt ent in the nation. "ttl GREATEST SHOE ISALE OF THE YEAR! Starts Tuesday Savings For Th» Entire Family A Year-End Telegram to the 10,000 Ford Motor Company Dealers of America (Text of a message sent by Henry Ford II, President, Ford Motor Company, shortly after the close of business in 1954) 1954 was a great year for America. We proved that we can have peace and prosperity at the same time. 1954 was a great year for Ford Motor Company, boo. In 1954, our domestic payrolls totaled more than $950,000,000, averaging better than $18,000,000 each week. 1954 was the best sales year in the 51 years we have been in business. In 1954, the American public bought more Ford Motor Company passenger cars and trucks than in any other year. In total, our customers selected and purchased more than 2^000,000 Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, Ford trucks and Ford tractors. During 1954, the public twing to the Ford passenger ear was dearly established. Complete sales information for tht industry w available, »t this moment, only to November 1st For the first 10 months of 1954, more people bought Ford passenger cars than any other make. In fact, for the entire 15-month period from August 1, 1953, to November 1, 1954—a postwar period of free competition— the Ford car is first in sales . . . and our sale* are continuing at a leadership rate. We are proud of this record for 1954. We are grateful to the people who made the record possible—our employees, bur dealers, our suppliers and, most importantly, our customers. As still another great year for America begins, w« remind ourselves that any achievements of ours are made possible only by the kind of country in which we live and work. We believe that American freedom and American opportunity are the silent partners of all the individuals and all the companies that have helped keep this country always new, young, vigorous and strong. 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