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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1951 BLYTHEVflLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS GJatJt Chicks Have Several Bright Spots But Lack Depth and Experience Because of their 15-0 and state championship record of last year « erybody else in the state more than likely will be pointing the finger might squarely at our Chickasaws this gridiron season but Russ Mosley, *'ho guides the football fortunes at BHS. says they had better point in another direction. . , "Thfi fans might as well get used to taking a few lumps because we're going to take some this year," Mosley mumbLed as he slipped into a pair of white shorts in preparation for the afternoon's workout. "We're, green, awfully green In spots, The boys have been showing improvement right along, siu'e, but they're green"Take Montroe (Holland) (or in-] stance," Russ said as he laced up a : cleatcd shoe, "he's big" and a letterman, but he's never played end before. Intact he's played very lit-j tie high school football. Four or five games last year. That's what we're up against. The boys are looking pretty good but they're awfully green/' And as the usually optimistic Mosley hustled out of the dressing room with hts team we hesitated awhile to sum up what he had just said. He wasn't just trying to fight overconfidence. He meant what he said. The Chicks will be considerably weaker this year and not only greener In spots than a St. Patrick's Day parade but also slightly on the narrow side in depth. They have 11. returning letter men. That may seem like a lot for the average high school squad but considering the fact that all 28 of the squadmen that finished the season last year, whether they played two quarters are all 56, were lettered, *t r .sn't mean too much. In the line, (he tribe lacks rlrpth ererywhere and riuM now they havft experienced player* at only three positions, Mack Hay's end, Qulncy Hodge's tackle »nd Bill Mayo's guard. Holland, M Master RaM, fw sides helnjc only a junior, is playing end for the first time since hts grade school days. He ' wss shifted to *ntt because his fix-foot, fiye Inch frame should help strcnrthen the Chicks* paw- Ing attack which will be their are In the hole again this year. And fr>r a Wd with only nnr. yrar'a experience, switching- positions Is almost like starting all over. Privetl *t Center* Replacing HoHand at center during the practice session* is Leon Privett. a rangy Junior high graduate who has only junior experience A big and wilting kid, .Privetfc ii being groomed for the starting cen ter berth but his lack of experience IE a strike against him. Right guard Is wide open at present with Mack Koonce, a returning lettermah and Kelly .tones Pap graduate who nun shown lot* of hustle in'practice Mis&lnn, bat- tling It out. Because of his size (he was listed at HO pounds last, year) Koonce saw little action last, fall However, he has added some weight and seems to hold the inside track in the race for the berth. Mosley has three lettermen, John Hornberber, Larry Lunsford and M L. Criner. to choose from at the other tackle post. All three are big boys but sadly lack experience, and Lunsford, who Mosley was depending on for a lot of play this yenr is having trouble getting into shape The Chicks have seven other line candidates but they are either newcomers or Junior graduates. However, some have been good lo watch especially Bill Gllbow, an ex-Pap who has been a defensive standout In scrim mages. Hay To Alternate Big Mel Ha>\ whose passing was one of the Chicks' biggest asset* in winning the state championship .aat year, will carry the brunt of the backfield load this ye_ar. Mosley plans to alternate Mel between left naif and fullback in order to take advantage of his hard running as well as his passing. Bob (Red) Childress, R junior high gradual*, seems to have the nod for the blocking back duties with nine other back candidates battling for the other two ball carrying jobs. Of these nine, four are lettermen, Johnny O'Brien, Donald Gentry, Carl Brown and Charley May. O'Brien is expected to get the nod at left halt with Gentry alternating with Hay at right half and full. Gentry and O'Brien are both juniors with a little high school experience \but both are fast. There arc' other backs who are "Hkely" lookfnt, including Tommy Mosley, whose punting and running at time* brings back memories of the old Mosley days, and Ralph Snyder and Carl Brown a eaaplR of lids who could com* arnund with a little more train- Ing, (tut not enough to stimulate » fast nul«e beat. . . . That's the way they stack np, and with only two weeks to go until opening night the Chicks will be a little green around the edge, at least for awhile. PAGE SEVEN Porks Can't Do Anything but Improve After Poorest Record in History in 50 NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTLING THE KID'S TEETH—A powerful rijht by challenger Billy Crahani (right) connects with tfelterweieht champion Kiri Qavllan's jaw in the thirteenth round ot Him title bout Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden in New York. The Kid retained his title over the 15-round route by a close decision. (AP Wirepholo). Brooklyn . New York . Boston . St. Louis . Philadelphia Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . Chicago . ,. vv 82 16 64 , 61 , 63 , Sf> . M , S3 Pet. .646 .539 .512 .496 .488 .426 .422 .421 G.B. Only 17 Lettermen are Returning But Sophomore Crop Looks Good By CARL BELL UTTLE ROCK, Aug. 31. (AP)—This is the time of year that every football team looks like a winner to its own ardent supporters. And the Arkansas Razorbacks- are no tception. One LHtle Rock man even bought ticket to the Cotton Bowl with II expectation of sccinjrlhe Porks play there next New Tear's Day. That's a little loo much opti- AMER1CAN LEAGUE A's Continue to Make Merry Against American Leaders Sports : Over-Einphasis fait By NCAA Proposals CHICAGO, Aug. 31. (AP)—Sweeping reforms In football «nd basket- ban have been proposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for it* 300 member schools in a smashing blow against over-emphasis of the«« m»]or sport*. By RALPH RODEN Associated Press Sports IVriler This is th« time of year that second division clubs get the moat fun out of baseball—knocking off he contenders. The Philadelphia Athletics are a good example. They will have lo pay their way into the world series but have been raising merry Ned of late with the top four teams ir, the American League flag chase. The A's, a sad seventh, knocked f .— _ _ Cleveland out of a first place tie with the New York Yankees yes- .erday, beating the Tribe, 6-2, for -heir second straight decision over he Indians. The idle Yanks moved i half game out in front. Rookie lefthander Mcrrie Martin, with help in the eighth from Harl Scheib, posted his tenth victory against /our setbacks in down- ng the Indians yesterday. Bob Feller,, gunning for his 21st' victory, was tagged for his seventh defeat, The third place Red Sox downed ihe Detroit Tiger,?, 10-4, to move within 414 games of the Yanks. The Reel Sox Iced the game with four rum in the ninth. Chuck Stobbs started and gained credit for hts ninth victory but Ellis Kinder saved the game by stopping the Tigers on one hit over the final 2|3 innings. Trt the National League, Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers defeated Cincinnati, 3-1,* the Pittsburgh Pirates clipped the New York Giants. 10-9, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Philadelphia, fi-3 and the Boston Braves swamped the Chicago Cubs, lfi-2. The Dodgers' victory and ihe Giant*' defeat moved Brooklyn seven games out in front. Ro« Wins 18th Preacher Roe and "Clyde King stopped the Reds on seven hits under the lights at Brooklyn. Roe left New York . Cleveland . Boston . ,. Chicago . Detroit Washington Philadelphia St. Louis . . . 80 47 HO 4S 75 51 , 69 58 . 59 68 . S3 72 . 51 11 . 3B 85 .630 .625 .595 .543 .465 .424 .408 .306 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION The 17-man NCAA Council, governing body of the organization,' has mapped an extensive 12-point program. It strikes at the growing importance Bttnched to spring football training, phish financial help to prospective stars by alumni, shading of scholastic entrance requirements for student athletes, unreasonably long schedules and the expansion of football's two-platoon system. The council, made up mostly of faculty representatives, branded recent scandals In football and basketball as being related to the slackening of the moral tone of the ^Klion ss a whole. >%u?h Willett of California, NCAA president, said tha 12 proposals he- ing sent to each member school 'will be the means lo determine U sentiment nationally Is in line with what they set forth. The proposals: 1—Confine practice lo the recognized season of the sport or limit and rigidly supervise out of season practice. 2—Limit the number of games in each sport, either through curtailment of the season or definite gome limitations. 3—Re-examine- post-season games in the light o! prcssure; Ihey create. 4—Urge reconsideration of the lovers of wholesome oollege athletics, particularly in alumni areas to reduce undesirable recruiting. 5—Demand strict adherence the letter and spirit of rules. 10—Inflict the penalty of ineligi biltty on the athlete who knowing ly or willfully enters into collusion for the purpose of receiving gilt or subsidy. 11—Eliminate excessive entertainment of pr osp ectiv e a th le tes. 12—Give close attention to the clr- riculum of the athlete to n.v>ure he is not diverted from his educational objective. Little Rock . Birmingham . Mobile . Memphis .. , Nashville . Atlanta . .. Chattanooga New Orleans VV 87 76 15 13 . 72 , 72 . 56 . 96 Pel. .613 .535 .532 .518 .507 .507 .397 .302 G.B n n is n 15 15 3d 31 the seventh when his pitching arm. lightened but gained his 18th victory against two lasses. Connie Ryan homered for the lone Red run In the first inning. Home rims featured the Giant- Pirate game at New York. Ralph Kiner won the game for the BUM by belting his 37th homer in the ninth Inning. Rookie Frank Thomas. GILS Bell and Pete Castiglione also homered for the Pirates while^ Willie Mays banked two and pincli- hitUr Bill Riiiey one for the Giant*. Murry Dickson, working in relief, picked up his 18th victory for the tau-enders. . j The Braves pounded a trio of \ Jumping ihicago pitchers for 1! hits to al- ow Jim Wilson to coast to his Pebs One Game Away From Southern Flag By THE ASSOCIATE!) PIIF.SS Fast-closing Little Rock i* in position to clinch the Southern Association pennant any time now. + The Travelers have a big, H- game lead. Both they .and second- place Birmingham have 12 games yet lo play In the regular season. That means that one more win will assure the Hot 'Rocks of at least a tie for the pennant. One Traveler win and one Birmingham will SEW up an undisputed championship. Or two Little Rock wins between now and the season's end will do it. even If Birmingham should win all its remaining tilts. The Travelers swept a three- game series from Chattanooga by winning, 7-3, last night and added a game lo their lead as the runner- up Barons fell before. Atlanta, 10-3. Little Rock's lefty Al Yaylian spaced nine hits for his 14th victory. Atlanta outfielder Chuck Tanner hit safely in his 29th straight game as the Crackers won easily and climbed into a fifth-place tie with Nashville. "The Crackers pounded Denton Knocks Emerson from Club Tourney Joe Emerson, Keiser linksntan, was knecked from the Blytheville Country Club's tournament yesterday afternoon'by Wilson's Bill Joe Denton, 4-3. Emerson last week furnished (he tournament's biggest upset by eliminating Johnny Buzick, MoneUe, one up. Buzicfc, regarded as one of the state's Lop amateurs, had been made a strong pre-tournament favorite. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League Pittsburgh 10. New York 9 Brooklyn a, Cincinnati I St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 3 Bcston 16, Chicago 2 American League Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 3 Boston 10, Detroit 4 (Only games played) * Southern Association Atlanta 10, Birmingham 3 Little Rock 7, Chattanooga } Mobile 6, New Orleans 2 Memphis 7, Nashville 4 TODAY'S GAMES National Leagua No games scheduled, . American League Chicago at Detroit night St. Louis at Cleveland nighl (.Only gamut scheduled) Southern Auoclatlon All night .james Little Rocfc at Memphis Atlanta nt Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga New Orleans at Mobile Denton, by his victory over Emerson, move.-) into the finals ol the championship flight. Next week he will play t!tie winner of the George Huhbard, Jr,.James C. Guard match for the club championship. In other play yesterday. Arch Catchings entered the finals of the third flight by knocking off H. A. Haine.s, two up. Catching^ will play the winner of the Chester Cakhvell, jr.,-I. R. Coleman match for the third flight championship. eliminate the pla- Irce substitute rule pressure implications loon system. 5—Insist upon 'normal, academic progress toward a degree for purposes of eligibility. 6—Deny athletic eligibility to any student who has not been admitted in accordance with regular pub- lisjicd entrance requirements. ',—Limit the number and amount financial grants to athletes. 8—Enlist th& support of all true Penicillin Helps Rheumatic Fever NEW YORK W)—Seven doctors have announced A way to keep "strep throat" infections from developing into rheumatic fever--one of the main sources of heart disease among teen-agers. The doctors, five of whom are Air Force officers, said penicillin, if used at the sore throat stage, apparently goes a long way toward prevention of rheumatic fever. Reporting in a recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine, they said Air Force men who developed streptococcus throat infection.-: at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, were divided into two groups. If your serial number ended in an even number, you sot penicillin. If It ended In an odd number, you didn't. All were cured of their sterpfci- cuccus infections, the doctor report' ed. but the odd-numbered men developed rheumatic fever symp toms 14 times as often as the even-numbered ones. Read Courier News Classified' Ads sixth victory. Wilson and Sam Jethrce. led the assault with three hits each. Earl Torgcson rhipped n with a three-run homer. Roy imalley accounted tor both of Chicago's runs with a homer In the seventh. veteran lefthanders Al Br^zle and Harry Brecheen collaborated In pitching the Cards to victory at Philadelphia. Bralle worked the first six innings and received credit for his fourth victcry. The Cards jumped on rookie Niles Jordan tor four runs in-the fourth inning to win the game. Doubles by Stan Mu- slal, Enns Slaughter and Billy Johnson featured the Cards' big fourth. Monette Nine n Bobo Newsom and two successors for 16 hits. Mobile's Bears climbed to Just hail R game back of sftconrl place Birmingham by topping New Orleans, 6-2. Pel starter Bill Koski walked the first six batters and reliefer Preston Elkins passed another lo hand the Bears three runs. Memphis beat Nashville. 7-4, Tourney Finals spring practice and the coaches say he's Uie liost they have at the moment. By mldseason we look for Ralph TroilleH, the aerial artist formerly of Little Rock Junior Col- Ism, but It Is reasonable to expect Ir^e. t« be running the tight T; better ball club to come out of ie Ozarks this fall. After all. trn azorliacks lost eight of 10 games st year for their poorest record history, and the only concetv- )lc thins they can do in the next iree mouths Is improve. Six of Arkansas' defeats in 10/iO ere by margins ranging from one seven points Any one of them mId have been turner! into n vic- ry with a HLllc more speed, a ttlc better passing, a little bsllcr ndet standing of the pro-styled sys- im of Coach Otis Douglas or a ttle more luck. When the Porks go to work at 'ayctteville tomorrow, they will ave greater speed, improved pa sang and n better idea of what Dougas wants them lo do. Their 1051 luck can't be foretold. Down In Texas they're writing oil Arkansas as a threat because Dongas has only 17 lettermen—only one them at guard. Well, experience s Important, but who can say Ihe natural talent of some of the sophomores—both In the line fvnri in the >ackfteld—won't offset inexperience some extent? Good Offensive Ends Here's one man's opinion of ihe .951 Razorbacks, position by pustion: Ends—Pat Bummcrall and Bil Jurney are the best offensive pair of wlngmen the team has hnd in years; Prink Flschel Is n proven land on defense. Tackles—Dave Manner, all-Southwest last year, is about as good as they come; the big sophs, Tom Gar- llngton. Rupet L«ohncr, Jim Spcr- ring. Buster Graves, et nl, have yet to prove (heir mettle in this fast and furious league." Guards—Fred Williams, a tackle for two seasons nf varsity play. can go with the best of 'cm if he want* to; Harnld Sprvin, soph from Smackover, shows great promise. Others are question marks. This is the most- problematic position on the team. Centers— excellent. Veterans Bob Griffin find Jim Smith, both first stringent In any lague, will be backed by Wayne Watkins, talented soph from El Dorado. Quarterbacks —Two-year Iptler- man Jim Rinehart looked better in Rinehart or soph Lamar McHan the split T. TroillPtt's passing likely will provide what the Attack lacked last year. Halfbacks Bring Smile* Halfbacks—These are the hoys who make Dnuglas smile. Dean Pryor and Buddy Button, bellwethers on defense last year, will b« the bread and butter ball luggers, nicy are fairly fast and can hit •lavd. Murray Elton, transfer from OunchiLa. was the spring standout and might beat somebody out of first string Job. Furnishing the speed for spot breakaway running be soph Jack Troxell. Joe Dugan anrl Jfggs Phillips can carry ihe mail, too. Fullbacks—Lewis Carpenter and Larry Hoguc have experience and power; both are capable blockers. Soph Floyd Sagely may make up for the loss of Louie Schaufele on defense. Alignments will be different on defense. But this phase of play should be as good, if not better, than it was for the Red and Whits last year, and that was satisfactory. It nil narrows down to the ques- ilon of whether the foes will improve ns much as the Rasmrback*. That bridge will be crossed when we come to it, that being after the season starts. But a good guesa might, be five Porker wins and flv« losses, It's a tough schedule. Boxer 'Holding Own' After Brain Operation NEW YORK. Aug. 31. <AP) — George Flores. critically Injured In a knockout at Madison Square Oar- den Wednesday night, held his own today while doctors debated whether a second brain operation li necessary. 'Hie 20-year-old Brooklyn welterweight failed taTregaln complete ' consciousness after he wan floored by Roger Donoghue of YonXers, N.Y., in the eighth round of their bout, preceding the title .fight between welterweight champion Kid Gavilan and Billy Graham, The National Geographic Society says fish account for about 95 per'- rent of Iceland's export*. CARBONDALE, kangaroo of the mouse world Is the meadow jumping mouse, which can leap six feet htch, or-cover 10 feet in a broad Jump, This mouse, Znpus Htitlsonius, is about the size of an ordinary field mouse, but has a lnil nearly five inches long and rear Irgs 1 and one-half inches long. They're usually found in southern slates, but some have moved into southern Illinois. Dr. William ologist of Southern Illinois University, says they are active only at night. The jumping thing that auto headlights sometimes pick up on the road may be not a frog, but PI meadow Jumper going travel- ling. • MANILA. Aug. 31—Manila's Jaycees and the Monette Buffaloes clash at B o'clock tonight In the finals of Manila's invitational tournament for semi-pro baseball teams. Monette battled it* way into th« finals by shutting out Delaplaine 2-0 in n semi-final game Iqst night. The Jaycees are exepcted to send Mike Rolf* of St. Louts to the mound against the Buffaloes. Last week, Rollfl, working for Manila, pitched a no-hitter against Luxora facing only 28 batters nine innings. He struck out 16. From Snuff The modern music box IE elaboration of the toy musical snuff-box In vogue during the 18th century, according to the Encyclopedia Britanntca. M. Gcrsbacher, zo- Hu?e Herri Total number of mountain sheep, Bighorns, now ranging in the national forests of the United States, has been .estimated at more than 12,000. Europe's weather is generated the Iceland area. CAR SALESMAN WANTED! Good proposition for man with record of proven ability. Unlimited opportunity selling Buick cars in fine territory. Do not reply unless you can qualify and furnish best of references. Herbert Hobbs Co. Osceola, Ark.—Phone 805 Special This Week Only Enamel STEKf, SHOWERS complete with trim and JfiSO curtain ^W "A" grade CLOSET combination AA5U less seats 0*. White TOILET SEATS with co\'ers... J95 another special.. * 2(Kiai. 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