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Lake Charles American Press (Newspaper) - December 3, 1954, Lake Charles, Louisiana U Chgrlw 1954 Prep Coge Roundup Tigers and Dragons Get Cage Victories DeRidders Dragons who hope to make their initial season in District 4AA a winning one opened their 1954 55 basketball season in Lake Charles Thursday night tak ing a 5534 decision from the Marion Warriors Only one rl fit AAA defensive contest DeRidder started slowly against the Warriors and was behind 1513 at the halftime intermission After the rest though the Drag ons began to find the range hit ting 18 points in the third period and 23 in the fourth Mii r p b y Ashworth and Vaughn were the top men in DeRidder victory scoring 17 Lions Shatter 4 GSC Offense Defense Marks By The Associated Press Southeastern Louisiana college set four team offense and defense records in winning tlie Gulf States Conference football championship and posting a perfect ninegame record Southeastern set a record for to tal offense with yards best during the drab second half in the old mark of set by Walker DeQuincy forMississPPi Southern in 1949 j ward was the nights top u nad tQe best rushing offense counting 15 points for DeQuincy with 2964 yards bettering the old and two for the Gators He scoredniark of set by in once at the wrong basket LaGrange two points Class Manu Totals 14 Marlon 10 points respectively Ray Anderson Marion forward scored 17 points for the Warriors DeQuincy pulled away to a 2012 lead during he first half of its contest against LaGrange In the second half the Gat ors threw up a zoue defense against the Tigers Cgach Jackie Dolands ere wirarilr played a waiting game er and only 15 points were scored in the second half i IK ii K t ITfrowc 0 3 0 237 34 IX t 2 4 7 3 3 1 4 0 It 1 2 n 1 1ST BY a 11 Helnbnrh Jackson LaGrange was too far behind to overtake the Tigers scoring only eigKt points to DeQuincys seven IK ft IP S 1 Walker 0 1 1 Cooley 1 0 2llnlrr S Toilrt 1 4 6 Rollins is ft ti 18 It also broke records for best u tal defense and best passing de fense Southeastern allowed only yards surpassing the allowed by Northwestern State in 1948 It allowed only 102 vards passing surpassing the record of 481 allowed by Northwestern last year Southeastern led the GSC in team rushing team passing and to tal offense and in team ruchitig de fense passing defense and total defense Southeastern also set scoring 3 records for total points points per in 7 7ifame fewst opponents points and soai lor fewest opponents points per OeQulncj 6 14 A 72 PIPLE BULLET CAPABLE 0 LOIG VMEM UM1WQ RABBITS WITH A HOMO AT twe SPOT YOUSt DOG JUMPED OIE CHANCES MELL CIRCLE AMD RETOf AT you ASBIS AS A MOUSS BEWARE Of TULAREMIA of Omaha Transfer Near as Minors End Meeting HOUSTON Wi Omaha was expected to officially become ja member of the American Assn Friday as the minor league con vention comes to a close arrive here sometime Friday i legislation passed Thursday was LeagHihe amendment to ban commer our offer said Dick Mover geni era manager of the I Ial telecasts of and while they didnt accept it jafiball games on stations outside UHL nivj uiuir v 1L Another development will be the neither did they reject it have naming of the fiveman arbitrationevery reason to believe well come 7 a clubs home territory This of course was subject to approval by j tu uuiitvtr u 11 come course was jlxiard by Minor League President to an agreement very shortly Ail George Trautman to settle damlour negotiations up to nowhavej J ages dtie the Western League for I been very amicable e nlijwrs wellt a step further F i irw I draft of its Denver territory by j the association On the player end The Asso ciated Press learned that the Brooklyn Dodgers are set to sell veteran third baseman Billy Cox for to one of two American Baltimore or The most important piece of by voting to retain the radioTV amendment even if the majors reject it Although the law ex empted sustaining or noncommer cial broadcasts it was obvious there would be few ball games on OtSEASSO RABBITS APE SLOW AT GETTING AWAV SHCWTAJD 8URS Little Mo Studying Ballet To Prepare for Net Return SAN DIEGO Calif Maureen Connolly promises that shell be fit and ready when she returns to the tennis courts for in ternational competition next spring Little Mo thrown from a horse in a tangle with a cement mixer truck is enjoying her first rest fromtennis in nine years but she is substituting ballet for her prac tice on the courts The ballet lesions have helped more than anything to strengthen my Injured 19yearold for mer champion told a reporter What made the injury so serious was the calf muscles were cut seven inches above the ankle It wasnt just a broken leg you Maureen said shell start push her practice next month and I havent any doubt Ill be back in action fit as a fiddle Had Difficulty She admitted that she had diffi culties when she played three weeks of tennis as soon as her doctor would permit after her ac cident It seems that she went at it too fast My leg still hurts when I stop or start she ex plained But I have no limp Im practicing like mad on ballet and will come back full blast in She says she isnt interested in a future as a tennis pro Furthermore Maureen is post poning marriage for a year She was schedulde to wed Norman Brinker next January He gets out of service hi two weeks and we both feel it is wiser for him to get started in business before we Miss Connolly said Well wait a year or so Shes also waiting out a lawsuit against a cement company in connection with the accident But Maureen hasnt given up riding because of the mishap I ride every she said but I steer clear of cement Rams Favored But Baltimore Poses Big Threat Saturday LOS ANGELES Los An Baltimore League FootbaU teams pile into each other Saturday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum The Rams again are badly han dicapped by casualties and are out of the title race in the Western Conference but Coach Hampton Pools gridders still hope to catch the Chicago Bears and wind up in second place when their season comes to an end Dec 12 Baltimore pulled one of the ma jor upsets of the year last week m dumping the San Francisco 49ers 1713 and race hose Buddy Young passer Gary Kerkorian and the other Colts could pull another Revenge is a motive too for Baltimore The Rams blasted the Colts 484 to all but ruin Balti mores season before it really gat started in the first game of the regular campaign and before tne Colts loyal fans too Colts Proved Tough Baltimore came back the next week to whip the New York Giants and has been a tough if losing customer since Rookie Billy Wade supplants vet eran Norman van Brocklin as the Rams starting quarterback The move was made solely to give the youngster experience He has play ed only enough to throw 29 passes this season as compared to 229 for Van Brocklfn who U the leagues leading pass artist pose a decided Towler Little Skeet Quinlan Is ume operations halfback and EIroy Crazy Legs Hirsch goes at the righthalf flank teaming as a third end with cagey Tommy Fears and speedy Bob Boyd Kerkorian Young George Talia ferro and Zollie Toth make up the Colt backfield Game time 5 Woodley Lewis will lead off at the Dan THUBSDATS FIGHTS BT Thr Aiioclattd Press ANGELES Johnny Saxton Broofclyn T43 Statistics Show Wildcats Power Lake Charles Wildcats whogain of yards afoot in the U and line Cardinals from oon a secondline Dodgers Northwetern State was runner up in team rushing and total of fense and in passing and total de fense Louisiana Tech was runner UP ia rushing defense anrf auu oyuin T gdiii ui yarns aiooi in trip 11 Uu T InStitUte team statistics in concontests This plus Team performances efmcs ned same posi yards lifted the Wildcats to 3553lthe Redbirds Columbus American tntal i IlOn Of dominance in j Liz Blackburn Given New Pact i League clubs Baltimore or GREEN BAY Wis Wi Coach ihe air if tiiere were no sponsors Cleveland E J Buzzie Bavasi Liz Blaekbourn preparing to take The minors also adopted an Budger vice president also has nis Green Bay Packers to Caliamendment that would lower the j asked for a coupie of minor league fornia for the windup of the 1954 player limits and increase the farmhands National Football League of options of all clubs Seek Waivers on Cox Siven a new contract the majors down to Ciass B The interleague transaction inlwilh an increase in salary majors for Instance would all likelihood will be consummated The Packer front office said 2a men to at the major league meetings Innew contractexact terms and duif thcir from New York next week The only J ion not t00 must be passed current hitch is Brooklyns inabiliBlaekbourn now in view of the TV lnajuis ity to get waivers on Cox It jsifine performance of the club T10rs also believed however that because of ling his first year as coach Black C rule rais the fancy figure the Dodgers will lng e price for select receive gentleman waivers on the player Kie Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds also were getting closer to com pleting a player trade that would involve outfielder Jimmy Green grass or Wally Post and catcher E C Bailey of the Reds and sec ond baseman Junior Gilliam and pitcher from the Only a matter of stood total games played shown np r v XEAM OFFENSE Vt Net A U 9 2JCS 2 t Tech a Col UO 2111 J tent 24i 833 661 3321 2710 2605 2SD3 2171 2243 171 t State 13S5 774 TEAM Xct Net A vs llush Jasi Tot r 9 1131 iSTt State O 12S9 1751 Tecli U ins xn iJS9 i Col 10 72 I 9 IS60 72J 10 22 Ganto Per 1 70 J as compiled by members of the Louisiana Sports Writers association The Wildcats topped the cir cuit ia total offense rushing of fense total defense and rushing defense on the basis of their 11 regular season games The Wildcats showed one of the strongest running games in recent1 Sulphurs tors set the nace In requested b the Western League conference history rolling up a nettwo categories with Lafayette La its President Se Edwin Grange and Jennings winding UD returned FINAT TPAVT 6 utumg up Wash notnn anrt tVio VE Stale 10 2801 assn Sulphur Bolton KRnings rnkr Sanders UCLA Contract LOS ANGELES and Henry Red Sanders have reached agreement under a new contract calling for his services as head ootball coach The document was signed Thurs day in the office of Wilbur Johns director of athletics Its terms were not disclosed but it was reliably reported that Sanders whose Bruins won their second tive Pacific Coast Conference title would serve for the next five with an option for five years more in the document in total offense or an aver age of yards per game In Mai defense the Wildcats limited 11 foes to an average gain of yards per game On rushing defense they pared that average further to 143A per con test franchise o Omaha bourn came here from Marcjuettel ing university i coming on a total deficit of 27 points expenses for optioned players and a portion of the managers salary Clarkson Dead LEXINGTON Va UP Blandy Benjamin Clarkson 64 head football coach and director at Virginia Military stitute died at his home Thurs day former athletic In a secret meeting with representatives Thursday the Western League reduced its de mand for damages on the release of Omaha from to The Cards countered with an offer of A delay in the negotiations was fAI TEAM STATISTICS Southwest CJass 1954 TOTAL OFFENSE Avjj per Camcs Plays YanK Uuuip I1 5U1 III 4I2 ids 112 11 iii HI ISfi RCSIUNC OFKKXSE 1lays Cuinrd Holton JonuliigK n90 III 219 308 PASSING OFFENSE Mt CnmplVt ViU Int rafayetle IIS 11 12 in Charles M 37 10 5 Grange and Jennings winding up first in one each Sulphur offered best pass de fense yielding an average of yards per game in the air The HSs iTors aiso toPPed the field in gob up 28 enemy muffs On the hand the Tors lost ichls on fumbles only 10 times Lafayette had the best pass of m thc circuit completing for 832 yards and 10 f ouchdoivns Ijs Jennings was the team with few est yards lost in penalties drop yards by that method A Washington and the Joe McCarthy hearings Johnson was expected to 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