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Blytheville, Arkansas
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE 450,000 Watch Bowl Teams Battle Today * *' * * * * Tech Is Favored Over Arkansas By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Presi The gold and glory that college football teams have been fighting for since late September materialized today with bowl games pitting the top teams against each other from Florida to California. Some 450,000 spectators will watch the games, and almost a quarter of them — about 100,300 — will be on hand in Pasadena, Calif, for the Rose Bowl, the granddaddy of them all. It pits Ohio State against Southern California. t Nebraska plays Duke In the Orange Bowl at Miami, Arkansas goes against Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, and Navy breaks a long-standing policy against postseason games by play- Orange Bowl Guards Against NCAA Action MIAMI Fla. (AP) — The Orange Bowl has taken action to protect itself against the possibility of NCAA action affecting its football games. In a new three-year contract* — • " " • — with the Big Seven and Atlantic Coast conferences, signed here yesterday, was a clause providing that if the NCAA makes one of the Orange Bowl teams ineligible to compete in any game, the bowl can either pick another team from the same conference or go into the open market. "NCAA Conscious" Van C. Kussrow, Orange Bowl schedule chairman, said the bowls: became "NCAA conscious" after the University of Miami was placed on a one-year probation in the middle of the last football season for conducting illegal tryouts and paying the way of prospective athletes to its campus. The effect of the action was to bar Miami from plnying in a howl game today. The powerful Hurricanes would have been prime prospects for-either the Sugar or Cotton bowls, Big: Pay Mike The new contract, carrying the Big Seven-Atlantic Coast tleup through the 1958 New Year game, includes a huge pay hike for the conferences. Each will receive about $203,000, starting with the next game, compared with $131,000 for today's game between Duke and Nebraska. Most of the extra money will come from the Columbia Broadcasting System, which will pay a total of $825,000 for television and radio rights to the three games. Five Stuttgart Boys in Bowls STUTTGART, Ark Wl—Stuttgart, already a claimant to the titles of duck and rice Capitol of the world, today is claiming to be the leading home town of bowl football players. Three are playing for Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl—right tackle Jim Roth, fullback Benny Berry and wingback Charlie Berry. All three, played for Stuttgart high. Two other Stuttgart footballers Dell Wins Two From Wilson Girls Triumph by 64-25 Score; Boys Victorious 61-55 DELL — Dell's Blue Devils grabbed a pair of victories from Wilson here last night. Dell's girls were victorious over the Bulldogs sextet 64-25 In the first game and the Blue Devils bumped the Bulldogs 61-55 In the nightcap. The Blue Devils played without the services of their big center, Don "Peeples. Peeples has been out of action for several weeks due to Illness. Girls Dell Wilson Sheiton 6 F C. Nicholson 18 Richardson 31 P F A. G G G Substitutes: Dell Bowen 4 Nicholson 3 McNobb Whitaker J. Bowen Hubbard 2, Byars 8;' Wilson ,— Camper. Dell Stanley Cook 9 Johnston Mlnyard 7 Gulp 3 Substitutes: 14 19 Boys F F C G O Wilson Peepers 7 Grain 5 Chandler 20 Trannum 18 Kennedy 5 Dell — Namey 9, Payne; Wilson — Chism. will be on opposite sides in the Sugar Bowl. Jim Owen, Navy right end, was an all-state football player at Pine Bluff, Ark., and his parents later moved to Stuttgart. Raymond James, Ole Miss left guard, played high school football at Subiaco Academy In Paris, Ark. ing Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl at New'Orleans. Then there is the East-West all- star Shrine game in San Francisco. Ohio State (9-0-0), the champion at the Big Ten, is favored over Southern Cal (8-3-0), runner-up to UCLA in the Pacific Coast Conference. All-America Hopalong Cassady is the Buckeyes' No. 1 threat. Duke (7-2-1), which just nosed out Maryland as the champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is a heavy 13'/ 2 -polnt choice over Nebraska (6-4), runner-up to Oklahoma In the Bfg Seven. Both the Pacific Coast Conference and Big Seven have rules which prohibit a school playing In a bowl game two years running. That accounts for the No. 2 teams getting into the act. Georgia Tech (7-3-0) couldn't win its own Southeastern Conference title, but it has been installed a 3-point favorite over Arkansas (8-2-0), winner of the Southwest Conference, while Mississippi (9- l-O) is ranked l'/z points over Navy (7-2-0). The Cotton and,Rose bowls will be carried on NBC radio-TV, the Sugar Bowl on ABC and the Orange Bowl on CBS. The Du Mont TV network and Mutual radio carry the East-West game. The East-West game boasts three all-Americas — Ralph Guglielmi of Notre Dame playing for the East, and Dick Moegle of Rice and Jack Ellena of UCLA for the West. The West is a IVa-point favorite. The rest of the program includes the Salad Bowl all-star game at Phoenix, the Sun Bowl at El Paso sending Texas Western against Florida State, the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando pairing Omaha and Eastern Kentucky and the Prairie View Bowl at Houston matching Prairie View and Texas Southern. After today's action, the only games remaining on the schedule will be the Shrimp Bowl at Galveston tomorrow between Ft. Ord and Ft. Hood and the Senior Bowl all-star game next week at Mobile, Ala. The Gator Bowl in Jacksonville yesterday produced a 33-13 Auburn victory over Baylor. Joe Childress scored two touchdowns, kicked ihree extra points and gained more than 100 yards in the first half. A near-capacity crowd of 36.000 watched Auburn set a Gator Bowl rushing record of 423 yards. Quarterback Billy Hooper tried to keep the Southwest Conference club in the game with some fine passing, but a couple of fumbles, combined with Auburn's speed and power, frustrated him. Arnold Palmer Is Bright Prospect Among Golfs New Professionals By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN AP \ewsfeatnres CHICAGO—Arnold Palmer, noted as a fierce competitor as an nmateur is confident he Mil win his share of honors and cash as the newest pro on golf's tournament circuit. He is the second golfer In successive years to win the U.S. Amateur title and then turn pro. Gene Llltler, another young: player won the crown In 1953 and turned pro last winter. One of the first famous amateurs to turn pro was Larson Little, who won the National Amateur in 1934 and 1835. Little went on to become a top pro, and Littler Is being tabbed as one of the most likely prospects among the younger golfers. He was second, one stroke oack of Ed Purgol, in the 1954 U.S. Open. Palmer, a 25-year-old native ot Youngstown, Pa., also can be classed with Little as an outstanding prospect. Llttler's decision to abandon the amateur ranks played no part In Palmer's doing likewise. The toll- Ed-haired Palmer, a compact 170- pounder. Is the son of a veteran professional at the Latrobe (Pft.) HESTER'S BEST GRADE IPlM Tu w t T<iu or Man) S. Highway fil > ('hone I'Oplur 3-3186 Golf Club. "You could nay that I actually grew up on a golf course," says Palmer. "I started to play under my father's direction when I wa» 11. Two >*ars later I won the Western Pennsylvania Juniors . title and while still in high school I shot a (14 on my father's Latrobe course." Palmer attended Wake Forest College, twice being medalist in the National Intercollegiate and winning the Southern Intercollegiate. Then he entered the U.S. Coast Guard for three years. After his discharge from service last, winter, Palmer sharpened his game to a peak and, in addition to the U.S. Amateur, he won the All- American Amateur at Tarn O'Shan- ter. the Atlantic Coast Conference title and the Ohio State Amateur. His fierce determination to win was typified when he birdied six out of seven holes to capture th*s All-American title, and his close triumphs in the match-play National Amateur, including taking the 36th and last hole for a t-up victory in the final over Bob Sweeny. Palmer feels that he proved he could hold his own with the pros by taking the first round lead in the 1954 Wilmington, N.C. Open with a sizzling 65. He went on to finish in a tie for seventh and become the meet's leading amateur. "I would say that my game, all around, is fair," says Palmer, who stands 5 feet 11 and has a rugged, freshly-scrubbed appearance. "My game is not as good as 1 like it, tut I plan to get in plenty of practice and work at it now that- I have turned pro. "T think I can hit in the money all the time. If I thought otherwise I wouldn't go out on the tournament tour." Because of his new routine, Palmer won't be able to spend mucn time at his.favorite hobby, which is hunting. As a new pro, under PGA regulations he is automatically on a six-months probation period during which he cannot accept money winnings in any PGA sponsored tournament. But he is under contract with a sporting goods company which will help finance his tour. Golf experts who have watched Palmer say he is a sound putter, hits long, well-placed drives and accurate long-iron shots. COMING BACK TO U. S. — Vic Seixas, left and Tony Trabert hold coveted Davis Cup — emblematic of world tennis championship — which they won for U. S. for the first time since 1949 at White City, Sydney, Australia. Seixas and Trabert cinched cup by beating Australian opponents in both singles and doubles matches first two days of competition. (AP Wlrephoto via radio from Sydney) New NY Boxing Head Promises Cleanup By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — "If there's anything bad in boxing, I hope to dig it out and eradicate it." That's one of the first things racket-busting Julius Helfand said when Gov. Averell Harriman disclosed yesterday that the 52-year-old Brooklynite would be the new chairman of the State Athletic Commission. Manila Lions Beaten in Pair Greene County Tech Grabs Twin Victory In Games Last Night Helfand, head of the rackets division in the Kings County district attorney's office, will succeed Dr. C. B. Powell as a member of the three-man commission and replace Republican Robert K. Christenberry as chairman, a post that carries a $13,800-a-year- salary. As chief of the rackets division, Helfand drew $15,000 annually. Good Background A member of the bar since 1934 and attached to the Kings County district attorney's office since 1937, Helfand figured in the prosecution of the Infamous "Murder, Inc." gang, the breakup of the Harry Gross bookmaking ring .the waterfront investigations, and testified as an expert witness at the Kefauver hearings in New York. "I have the training, background and experience to do a good JOD and I intend to do just that," said Helfand. Two Years to Go Christenberry, first appointed to the commission in 1951, has two years to go on his second term. The wealthy hotel executive said he hadn't made up his mind yet whether he will finish, out his term as an ordinary member of the commission. But it was believed that he will be appointed to a diplomatic post by President Eisenhower and resign from the commission. The other member of the commission is Leon P. Swears, of Johnstown, N. Y-, who has a year to go. Dr. Powell's term expired at midnight. Joe Welch's Son Booked On Mat Card A masked man and a new member of the popular Welch wrestling clan, make their initial appearances before a Blytheville crowd on the American Legion's wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Promoter Mike Meroney has another six-man tag bout scheduled to highlight his first presentation of 1953. This \Vill be the third straight week of six-man wrestling. The masked wrestler who calls himself The Scar, is scheduled to team with Butch Boyett and Al Getz in the 90-minute time limit, best two of three falls main event. Opposing them will be a team headed by Doyle Welch, son of Joe Welch, Jack Moody and Don McGee. Young Welch will be making his first appearance before a Blytheville crowd. Trained under the expert leadership of his famed father, Doyle has been wrestling professionally for about five months. . A 197-pounder, young Welch is reputed to be a dead ringer for his father and other wrestlers are predicting an even more colorful career for him than that of Joe's. The identity of The Scar is unknown. He's a king sized heavyweight that tips the Toledos at a mere 212 pounds and is reported to be a master at the art of catch- as-catch-can grappling. In addition to the main event, three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card, MANILA—Manila's Lions dropped a pair of games to Greene County Tech of Paragould In Paragould last night. The girls were outclassed 59-45 by the Greene County six and the boys faired no better losing 64-52 to Tech. In both games Manila gained a tie with Tech after the first period of play but from there on Tech led all the way. In the girls game Dowdy paced Greene County with 32 points while Harris led Manila with 25. In the boys game Chesser led Greene County with 22 and Wagner hit 21 for Manila. The Lions swing back into action Tuesday night against Monette teams. Girl: Game Greene Pos. Manila County Tech Ballard (16) Dowdy (32) Laws (5) Bryan Morris Reeves (25) Harris (9) Hodges (11) M. Shelton Blake McWilllams Patton Substitutions: Greene County Tech — Williams 16), Morton Hale, Hughes, Edwards. Manila— G. Shelton, Whiteny. Boys Game Greene Pos. P P O County Tech Bryant (11) Chesser (22) Wise (17) Whittaker (6) G Jumper (3) G Substitutions Manll; (6) Hatcher (3) Veact- (5) Shedd (21) Wagner (12) Isaacs Greene County Tech — Eakers l2>, Lamb (3), Ma nila — McWilliams (4), Rogers, C?.Ty, Davis. Miami Grid Coach Sticks Neck Out MIAMI, Fla. W) — Coach Andy Gustafson of the University ol Miami wants no part in the old familiar mantle of gloom in which football coaches once wrapped themselves through the long winter months. "Yes, I'll stick my neck out,' he says of 1955 prospects. "We Duquesene Edges by LaSalle In Finals of ECAC Tournament Clarkton Wins Kennett Meet Host Team Beaten; Hornersville Wins Girls' Division KENNETT, Mo. — The Clarkton boys and the HornersviHe girls were crowned champions of Kennett's invitational tournament here last night. In the finals of the annual affair. Clarkton's boys whipped the host Kennett team 57-48 and Hornersville's fcirls blasted Carruth 46-35. Hays ana Gunn of Clarkton were high scorers in the boys game with 19 and 18 points respectively. Rea(,-an paced Kinnett's losing cause with 17 points. In the girls game Godsey hit 24 points to lead Hornersville to victory while Harmon with 19 was high for aCrruth. CUrkton Too Much Clarkton, a surprise team that came on after a victory over the tourney-favored Warden team-, was Just too much for the Indians of Kennett. Clarkton finished strong after a close third quarter to rack up the boys crown. In consolation games played yesterday afternoon, warden's boys and Holcomb's girls walked off with third place honors. Holcomb's girls eeked out a 47-4C win over Arbyrd in the girls' consolation. Puller paced Holcomb's scoring with 33 points while Overby led Arbyrd with 19. Burnett Hits 30 Jerry Burnett again paced Wardell victory in the boys' consolation game yesterday afternoon. Burnett pushed 30 points through the nets to lead Coach Johnny Buck's Warden team to a 77-66 win over Carruth. The 30 points scored by Burnett ran his season's total to 438 in 13 games this season. Max Redman was second in line for Wardell with 20. Self paced Carruth with 20 while Sowells was hitting 15. 12,135 Watch Top Teams Do Battle; UCLA Beats Dayton By TED MEIER The Associated Press Here are a couple New Year's resolutions for the debonair Dukes from Duquesne and LaSalle's national collegiate basketball champions: For the Dukes: "We're going to make 1955 different from 1954." Tor LaSalle: "Those December defeats don't mean a thing. We'll * * * Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ECAC Holiday Festival Duquesne 67, LaSalle 65 (championship) UCLA 104, Dayton 92 (for thirdj Niagara 79. St. Johns 70 (for fifth) Kansas Conference Southwestern 84, Kan. Wesleyan 64 (championship) College of Emporia 76, McPherson 64, (for third) Bethany 66, Baker 61 (for fifth) Bethel 79, Friends 70 (for seventh) Northeast La Invitation (first round) Miss College 94, Louisiana College 72 Northeast La 84, Central Okla 67 Tarkio Invitation (first round) William Jewell 95, Tarkio 83 Peru (Neb) 78, Dana 75 Par Western Conference Chico State 68, San Francisco State 59 (championship) Nevada 75, Humboldt State 51 (for third) Sacramento State 9, Cal Aggies 08 (for fifth) Other Games Marquette 66, Louisville 62 Northwestern 93, Princeton 83 Seton Hall 92, Gonzaga 70 Marietta 92, Fairleigh Dickinson 90 St. Marys (Calif) 87, Arizona State (Tempe) 82 Eau Claire 86, Lincoln (Mo) 77 Dickinson (ND) 82, Black Hills (SD) 74 . Belmont Abbey 81, Atlantic Christian 74 Auburn Rocks Baylor 33-13 in Gator Bowl JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - It will take a whale of a football game to produce any more offense than did Auburn's 33-13 victory over Baylor in the 10th annual. win the NCAA title again." Those vows stem from the Dukes' 67-65 victory over LaSalle last night in the final of New York's ECAC Holiday Festival Tournament before a New Year'a Eve turnout of 12,135. A year ago the Dukes also won the festival crown. They went on to win 22 in a row before losing to Cincinnati and Dayton. But last March in the finals of the NIT Tournament they were upset by Holy Cross. Won NCAA Title LaSalle, on the other hand; was beaten in the ECAC semifinals a year ago, but came on to win the NCAA title by routing Bradley in the finals at Kansas City in March. LaSalle now has been beaten three times (by Niagara twice and Kentucky), a record that bears out their contention that "these December defeats don't mean a thing." The Dukes from Pittsburgh, playing without a substitution, had a tussle on their hands until, with six minutes left, they went ahead at 58-57 and stayed in front the rest of the way. UCLA Third Dick Ricketts, playing the second half with a sore ankle, and Si Green paced the Dukes. Each tallied 23 points. Between them they overcame the brilliant efforts of LaSalle's All America Tom Gola who tossed in 30 points on nine field goals and 12 free throws. Gola also was voted the tournament's outstanding player with 90 points for three games. UCLA took third place in the tourney by trouncing Dayton 10492, thereby setting a Madison Square Garden team record for one game. Niagara beat St. Johns of Brooklyn 79-70 for fifth place. Marquette, beaten only in Ita opening game by Michigan State, won its eight straight by defeating Louisville 66-62. In other major games Seton Hall overwhelmed Gonzaga 92-70, Northwestern durbbed Princeton 93-83 and St. Mary's (Calif.) humbled Arizona State (Tempe) 87-82. Gator Bowl game here yesterday. The taste of victory was sweet to Coach Ralph Jordan and his 37 Tigers who came prime to wipe out the bile of a 35-13 loss to Texas Air Force Wins Rice Bowl Tilt TOKYO «P>—The U. S. Air Force used two offensive teams today for a 21-14 victory over the Marines in the eighth annual Rice Bowl football game before a colorful military crowd of 40,000. One Air Force unit soared thr firmly to the ground. The Marines grabbed a 7-0 lead after five minutes but the Air Force led 14-7 by the end of the first quarter. A second quarter Marine touchdown knotted it 14-14 at halftime. The tired Marines yielded the winning touchdown in the* third quarter. irough the wild blue yonder from spread formation; the other stuck think at the University of Miami that we'll have the best team we ever have had.", That sounded pretty impressive, coming from the man whose 1954 team was rated llth in Jthc nation in the hnal AF jjuii. ine only blemish on the Hurricanes' record was a 14-13 setback by fired-up Auburn. Tech a year ago. "I think they did," Jordan grinned on his way to the dressing room in a mob of Auburn fans predominant among the 34,408 who saw the game. The Auburn backfield of Joe Childress, Bob James, Dave Middleton and Bobby Freeman ran up a record of 423 rushing yardage. Childress, voted the outstanding player boomed through the Baylor line for two toucudowns, kicked three conversions and was the busiest and most effective runner with 134 yards on 20 carries. Couldn't Stop Attack Baylor's Bears weren't capable of stopping the Auburn attack. The Tigers didn't have to punt until the fourth quarter when the outcome of the game no longer was in doubt and reserves were playing out the time. There was nothing wrong with the Baylor attack except that the Andrade Fights Dupas Tonight NEW ORLEANS UP)—Cisco Andrade, undefeated lightweight sensation from Compton, Calif., predicted he could catch speedy Ralph Dupas and defeat the No. 3 ranking contender tonight in their nationally televised ABC bout at 8 p.m. CST. "I know all about how Dupas runs," Andrade said, "and I know how to catch him. I know he can't hurt me and I know I can hurt him." Dupas was expected to be favored by more than 6 to 5 at ring time. Local experts think Dupas is too fast for Andrade. They believe the young New Orleanian can dodge Andrade's punches and land enough of his own to take the match. Bears fumbled away the football four times—once on the opening play Which led to Auburn's first touchdown — and Auburn had possession most of the time. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 3 8:15 p.m. Adults 50e — Children 15c 6 MAN TAG MATCH Butch Boyett Don McGee AIGetz VS Jack Moody "The Scar" * Doyle Welch 90 Minut* Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Also 3 One Fall Matches 30 Minute time limit How Open for Business NEW ESSO SERVICE STATION Main at 21st Operated by Tony Tucker PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET > Fresh Oysters • Country Hams • Pure Country Sorghum • Fruit Cake Ingredients • FruitCakes Nationally Advtrtised & Fancy Groceriet 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick THE TRACTOR WITH PROFIT-MAKIMG PUNCH 1 Here comes the bright Persian orange WD-45 Tractor that's showing farmers everywhere how much big tractor power has been improved. The Allis-Chalmers tractor weighs in at several hundred pounds less than olheri in its class. It replace* dead weight with aggressive power, new punch and staying power. 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