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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1951 BLYTHEVIU.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE H*. A Only a Minimum of Rule Changes In High School Football This Year Members of the National Federation ot High Schools' Football Rules Committee must not have been In a rules writing mood when they gathered last spring because this year, for a change, there are no cod« alterations to speak .of. Oh yes, [here are changes but most of them merely re-wording or re-phrasing for belter coverage of situations. . . Alter all, the guys have consciences. They had to do something besides ^discuss the weather. Maybe they decided Ihey would \tl John Q. Pan •enjoy the sport without having to bring along a volume of rule books r to every game. Eagles and Rams To Clash Tonight Pro Elevens Meet In Little Reck in State's Grid Opener By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. (/pj — Arkansas' 1951 football season opens tonight with the third annual BeJIev* It or not there aren't bul two major chanRts this year and really onjy one of any consequence. That Is an alteration of the substitution rule to permit the platoon system on a n)ore liberal basis. • This year, unlimited substitution will be allowed during any dead ball. That means Ihit between downs a coach may send in any number of substitutions provided all changes are made in the 25 seconds between- downa period. And. of course, that each team has only 11 players left on the field when the traffic jam Browns Whip Cleveland 6-3 To Increase Yankees' Lead NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pel. Brooklyn . New York . Bo*ton St. Louis . Philadelphia Pittsburgh , Cincinnati . Chicago . .. 82 16 64 , 61 , 63 , 55 , 64 53 .646 .589 .(12 .496 .4M .426 .422 ,421 AMtKKAN LEAGUE is cleared. Last yenr unlimited substitution was pertimted only during a time out. And If more than one substitution was made between downs New York . Cleveland . Boston . .. Chicago . ., Detroit . .. Washington . •hiladelphia St. Louis . showing here of the Philadelphia during any dead ball, a time out w«s charged. The other major change has to do with the shnrt free kick, or the on-side klckoff. The new change provides for a five-yard penalty if it Is touched by a member of "the kicking team before crossing the receiving team's free kick or restraining line. This does away with the kicking years ago in this state'i pro inaug- j team purposely muffing or batting Eagles. And, for a change. th« Eagles. 1948-49 National League r.hampicns, are the underdogs — expected to suffer their first defeat In War Memorial Stadium. Their opponents this time are the awesome Los Angeles Rams, the club that tied them 24-34 here two Little Rock . jirmihgham . Mobile . ... Memphis . Nashville . Atlanta . .. lhattanooga >Jew Orleans >:ral and which last year was runner-up to Cleveland in Iht battle Jor'uiT, supremacy. v After rolling over the Washington Redskins, 58-14, and the Chl- f»sn Bears, 42-12. the Rams are two-touchdown favorites over the Eagles, who have whipped Pittsburgh, M-», and lied Detroit, n-n. in their earlier exhibitions. But it must be remembered that the Eaglet seem to have the Rama' number. Th« Los Angeles boys haven't licked the Philadelphia!!* sine* 1941. Thi game, which sponsors say *U1 draw 32,000 customers, stacks up u an aerial duel between the Rams' Bob Waterfleld and Norm Van Brocklin and the Eagles' &d- dian Burk and Gil Johnson. Then should b* some ground fireworks, too, however." With Glenn Davis, the three-time Army All-American. • V. T. Smith. Dick Hoerner and Jerry Williams leading 'the way, the Hams .seem to have found the rushing threat they didnt have to go with their great aerial attack last year. And the "JEagles have some mtgnty capable ball carriers in Steve Van Buren. Dan ', fiand'if er, :*Frank Ziegler.. and a pair' of former Arkansas Razorbacks, Clyde Scott and Geno Mas- lantl. A,The kickoff will be at 8:10 p.m. Duck Calling Dot* Set •TUTTGART, Ark., Sept. I. —The 1951 national duck calling eontest will be held here Nov. 24. •The 16th annual contest will be- fin two days after opening of the duck hunting season in Arkansas The Daniel Harder Post of the American Legion sponsors the event. short kick across the receiving team's restraining line and then covering thereby obtaining possession of the ball, which was allowed ast year. But don't go away mad. The committee did manage to come up with one asinine change and it's a lulu. Rule Seven, which .has to do with snapping, handing or passing the ball, has been changed to make it Illegal for any player other than the snapper to encroach on the "neutral zone" (the line of scrimmage) during a huddle by the offensive team. Tn simpler words. >he player calling defensive signals now must stay on his side of the scrimmage line while flashing the signal If he doesn't, it costs his team five yards. Fish StorlM Clair Miller. Blytheville service station operator and an ardent fisherman, returned trom a Florida vacation yesterday with reports that fishing there la excellent, ciatr caught more than 100 red snappers while fishing at Destin. Fla., one of which weighed 15 and a quarter pounds. . The most fun, though he said, was landing a 10 pound oct- pus. . . . But the fish stories to top all, flah k stories, comes from T. (Doc) Dean. You can take It for what's worth but Doc has a stall trooper (Tom Smalley) to vouch foi It. . . . It seems Doc and Tom were fishing at. No. Six barrow pit at Big Lake the other day when they each hooked the same gar on their lines. Doc says it happened like this: the gar struck one line and In flouncing looped the line around its bill. It flounced again, this time near the other line, and In doing so looped its bill in that line, too. W 80 15 , 70 58 . 53 53 .630 .620 .595 .547 ,461 .424 .408 .312 OB. 7 17 19 20 23 28 \i, 28 & SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION H L Pel. O.B 87 77 76 74 , 72 12 51 .608 .538 .532 .521 .503 .503 .401 .392 10 11 1211 15 15 29 ',', 30 XESTERDA1"S'RESULTS National League (No games scheduled) American League St. LouU 6, Cleveland > Chicago 2, Detroit 0 (Only games scheduled) Southern Association Memphis 9, Little Rock 8 (11 Innings) Chattanooga 7, Nashville 4 Birmingham 12, Atlanta 4 New Orleans at Mobile rain Satch Paige Hero in Relief Role; Chisox Tame Tigers By RALPH ROUKN Associated Press Sports Writer Generally, Uie St. Louis Browns are used as stopping stones by pennant conlentlwK teams in Hie American League. But that's not the case when the Cleveland Indians are the Sports Roundup HUGH FULLEKTON, 19. TODAY'S GAMES National League Brooklyn at New York Boston at Philadelphia night Cincinnati at Chicago Pittsburgh at St. Louis night American League New York at Washington St. Louis at Cleveland night Chicago at Detroit Philadelphia at Boston Southern Association Night Games Little Hock at Memphis Atlanta at Mobile Nashville at Chattanooga Only games scheduled They landed th« killed it. gar and promptly Several species of birds. Including cowbirds. lay eggs in other birds' nests. letting the other birds rear Cards Send Rojekbown; ' Get Benson ST. LOIUS, Sept. 1. (ft— The St. Louis Cardinals have brought up a star infielder from the minors, disposed of ailing shortstop Stan Rojek and decided against permitting Joe Presko to pitch again this season. * Presko, who pitched brilliantly early In the year and compiled a record of seven viclc-ries and four defeats before h i s arm trouble started, was advised by a physician yesterday that he needs more rest. opposition, The Browns, hibernating In listf— jiace. 40 games off the pace, helped mock the Indians out of Ihe 1930 race and las! night dealt (he rib* a staggering blow in the current flag chase. St. Louis defeated the Indians, 6-3, to dump the tribe one game behind tlie Idle New York Yankees The victory was the lowly Browns' fifth In 16 meetings with Cleveland. The Yanks hold a 17-3 record against the Browns and the Ihird place Boston Red Sox boast a lc-5 record over the Misiouri- TJie Browns killed Cleveland's flag hopes last year. The Indians were 4'i games behind oh Sept. 9 when the Browns came in and swept a four game series to balk Cleveland's threat. Jim McDonald, with help from Satchel Paige, stopped the Indians before 23,088 fans at Cleveland last night. Paige, former Indian, rush- e* to the rescue in ttie ninth after the first two tribesmen reached base. Brow.n i Gel 12 Hits Paige, walked plnch-hltter Early Wynn to load the sacks but old Satch nailed Dale Mitchell on a foul, got Bob Avila lo force George Stlrweiss at second and struck out Larry Doby to end the game. The Browns pounded Bob Lemon, gunning for his eighth straight and nth victory, Lou Brissie for 11 hits. Hank Arft was the Brownies' big gun, driving in four runs on a homer and two singles. Fred Marsh also homered for the Browns while Lemon drove In Cleveland's first two runs with a circuit blow in the seventh. * The Yanks, off the past two days, resume action today with 1 the Senators in Washington. Ed Lopat (167) is slated to face Washington's Sid Hudson (i-8).' The Indians again entertain the Browns while the third place Red Sox take Philadelphia In Boston, In the only other game yesterday the Chicago white Sox blanked the Detroit Tigers, 2-0. Saul Hogovin former Tiger, limited the Bengals to seven hits. Tiger pitcher Marlin Stuart deserved a better fate. Stuart banged out a triple and two singles and allowed only six Mis The--: white Sox scored' bo'th oi their runs In the sixth. Bums Play Giants Nelson Pox singled, stole second and went to third on an error Bob Swift. Fox scored when shortstop Johnny Upon made a two ba error on Minnie Minoso's grounder Ed Robinson singled Minoso home with the final run. Oldtimers Re-Enact Memorable 1924 World Series Win by Nats By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. <AP)—The American League turns back n of It* M years today to reenact a scene dear to the hearts of local baseball fans. Many old-timers will be on hand to run off the final half of the twelfth Inning ot that memorable Oct. ,10, 1924 game which saw the Washington Senators—with the aid of a pebble—captur* their only world priei In the seventh and final garna with the New York Oiants. The new infielder, purchased from Columbus, O., of the American Association, Is third baseman Vern Benson, a .308 hitter who has 18 home runs this season. Ben son, a left-handed baiter who wil be 26 this month, will join thi Cards immediately. Rojek's contract was transferred to Rochester, N. Y.. of the International League, a Cardinal farm club but he probably won't report l< Rochester until next year. He ha. been out of action for a month with an ailing shoulder tha't profa ably will keep him on the sideline for the rest of the season. NEW Y07!K, Sept. 1. I API—In ona day's mall comes a prediction from Bob Hall that football attendance will increase this fall, confirming evidence from Indiana U., where ticket m a n ft g « r George Keough reports the biggest week of sales in recent years, »i!d a demurr er from Ted Mann, the Duke pub licitor who doubles as a baseball executive. , . Hall figures the limitations on football television and stepped up employment in Industry will account tor larger crowds and sees a genera) upward trend, especially In the eau. . . . Mann reports that some schools have suffered i drop in advance sales which fool ball folks blame on "the shortage of Ihe amusement dollar." (Is there anything amusing (bout a dollar you don't have?) . "Both the football folks and baseball folks are blaming it on television and they have proof that they are right." Ted adds. . Back to Yale, hilarious Herman Hickman has been receiving reports on how hard his athletes have been working at manua labor during the suurnmer. Say; Herman: "Wlien they get back, we'l pi'l t'T:n all in a pot and boil them Those thnt arc tco tough lo eat— well, we'l! play them." 52 Candidates on Hand As Porkers Begin Drills FAYKITEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 1. (AP)—Otis Douglas, eeping to himself any optiniism he may have, today started rilling his Arkansas Raxorback* for a rugged, ten-gam* !ootball schedule. REEL TALENT—Fishing abil. ily was only one of the reasons for 11-year-old Esther Beckstead being chosen Sport Fishing Queen of Long Beach, Calif. The others are obvious. She took those four big albacore. largest 26 pounds, herself. (NEA) No Competition Fay C. Ba riled, director of physical education at I.thlgh, was taking his four-year-old £randsnrt, David, on a tour of the ty'n new gym. . . . If« decided the kid must be a great athlete. . In Die swimming nool gallery, l>avid told some collegian*: "I can dive off the hish hoard". . . Ii the apparatus room he totd nth rrs he could swing heller than they did. . . Then they walked Into Ihe basketball gym and younr. Dave looked slightly bewildered: "What can I do here?" he wondered. "Nobody is around." Carr, Peterson On Mat Card Mobley and Fields Return for Tag Bout Winner-take-rll grudge wrestling will again be tht headliner of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium Monday night with four more heavyweights squaring off In a tag duel. Booked on the card are Rex Mobley and Lee Fields, who will be appearing for their third straight week. Opposing them will bt Char- He Carr, who officiated last Monday night'.s bout and Tommy Petersen, a relatively newcomer to Blytheville. This winner-take-al! duel was the outcome of last Monday night's bout In which Mobley and Fields were the winners over Bill Canny and Bad Boy Brown. It, like last Monday night's feud, was slarjed when Fields and Mobley became enraged at Carr, the ring official. It appeared to be only, a slight misunderstanding at the time but during the third round at the time Brown was forced to leave the ring due to a nasty cut, over the eye, Kelds and Carr exchanged a few hot words and the bout was on. The two teams of grapplers will be fighting for the other's share of a orts and Shell* Nearly every available charte plane in the Miami area already ha been tabbed for a huge "airlift New Orleant Sept. 29 when Andy Gustafson's Miami Hurricanes open the season against Tulane. . . Bob Brumby, beating the drums at middleweight champ iiandy Tur- pln's CaUkill camp, claims that Randy knocks of! seven. or eight miles of road work "with the ease of a "talented pickpocket covering one subway car." . . . Pro football experts . say the Chicago Cardinals have more "sleepers" than the Pullman Co.—notably Fred Wallner. Notre Dame guard: Tony Kllmek, Illinois end, and Bill Cross, a scat- back from West Texas State. ... In the same clau 10 Ray Pelfrey, an end Trom Fastern Kentucky State who has shown the Packers plenty of speed. . . Joe McCarthy will be the guest of honor at the Yankees' old timers day Saturday and the lineups for the "old time" game will include one star from every world series In which the Yanks have played. Wild Pitch Hurts Trays' Chances McCall'* Bad Toss Givei Chick* 9-8 Win Over Leader* By The Associated Press Dutch McCall's wild pilch in the llth Inning list night, cost Ihe Little Rock Travelers a chance to wrap up the Southern Association pennant lonlght. The way things turned out, It. will be at least tomorrow before Gene Desaulels' scrappers can decide the issue. Tlie lefthander's wild heave let Ihe winning run score for Memphis ami gave the Chicks a S-a victory. Second place Birmingham snieareii the Atlanta Crackers, 12-4. to cut the Travs' lead to 10 games. Each team has H contests left on the books, but Birmingham is idle tonight, making it impossible (or the Arkansas Cinderella boys to clinch the bunting. Had they beaten Memphis last night, they could have sesved it np by winning tonight's affair with Ihe Chickasaws. Birmingham ended Atlanta's winning slrenk at five straight. .The Barons, who had dropped nine of their last 10 starts, clipped Howard Anderson, Andy Elko and John Maldovan for 17 hits. Lefty Mickey Haefner subdued Ihe Crackers on five hits and halted Chuck Tan ner's consecutive game hittlni streak at 29. Chattanooga beat Nashville. 1-4, in the only other game. New Orleans was rained but at Mobile. Weak End Note* John Johnson will captain Ihe St. John's U. croaa country team this fall. Monotonous, ain't It. . . . AH eleven probably starters an Ihe Arizona V. football team info year were members of the "point » minute" freshman tram of 1949. Only three hall from Ariaona, . . . •* Fifty-two candidate! reported for (he first practice session this morning, and it »as likely that they might lose some of their enthusiasm before the day's end, A second workout was carded this afternoon, and the weather was Just too hot for football. Two-a-day drills are slated until school starts later this month. Twenty-seven of the squad members are sophomores. Sixteen ar* letter-men who would like to avenge last year's eight defcaU, ilx of which were by onr to seven points. The sophomores come from on« of Arkansas' better freshman teams. Letterman Lilted Returning letlcrinen are ends Bill Jurney, Frank Fiichel and Co-Capt. Pat Summerall; tackle Dave Han- tier. 1950 all-southwest conference selection; guard Fred Williams'; centers Bob Qrilfin and Jim Smith; jacks Jim Rinehnrt. Johnny Cole, oe DuRan. Jlggs Phillips Dean >ryor, Buddy Sutton. George Thom- nson. Lewis Carpenter and Larrr logue. Among the more highly touted iOphomores are quarterbacks Ralph rroillelt and Lamar McHan halfbacks Jack Troxell. Clwrles Hallum, Sagely and Red Warren: ends Jerry Bogard and Wesley Huffines; :ackles Tom Qarllngton, * Rupert '.Conner. Busier Graves. Charles ^aiilklnbcny and Jim Sperrlng: luards Sammy Dumas and Harold Spain and center Wayne Watklns. A Iransfer counted on for steady duty at halfback Is hard-running Murray , Elton Irom Ouachita College. The Porkers will open the season against Oklahoma A. and M. at Stlllwater Sept. 22. They also have intersectlonal games with Santa Clara. Tulsa ntitt Arizona State, plus the usual six Southwest Conference struggles. Most AIC Teams Begin Practice LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. (/P/— Football practice got under was today at most Arkansas colleges nnd some of the teams will open the season in only two weeks. Ai the head-knocking began Henderson, the defending champion, and Southern State generall> were viewed as the teams to. heal in the Ark tins as Intercollegiate Conrercnce race. Niners to Close Year Tomorrow Number Nines' Niners will clou* out tiieir 1951 baseball*season tomorrow afternoon when they taka Lepanto.on the Number'Nine diamond' . ' The Niners will be looking for their 16th victory of th« Muon against five losses. CSrover Whittle will work for thi Niners on the mound. the gate receipts. By agreement the winning team Is to take the loser's share of the gate receipts with the losers getting nothing. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on Ihe card, with Carr meeting Fields and Peterson meeting Mobley. 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 beat of references. Herbert Hobbs Co. Osceolo, Ark.—Phone 805 President Truman agreed to take part in the league's golden Jubilee ceremony by tossing out Ihe ball from the box occupied 27 years ago by the late President Coolidge. The Yankees were to engage the sixth-place Senators In a.regular game following the ceremonial throw-back. Several of those who figured In that hectic 1924 world series game have since died. Washington lost. it* star pitcher, Walter Johnson, anr. Ralph Miller, rookie, who was filling in at third. Death also has claimed Giant manager John McGraw and outfielder Ross Young anrf <iack Wilson. But the other key figures planned to be hers In uniform. Bucky Harris, current manager of the Senators who at 27 was the "boy wonder" who carried the local team to its only series pennant, will be on hand with the venerable club president. Clark Griffith. Ossle Bluege will act out Miller's' role. Catcher Muddy Ruel and outfielder Early McNeely are flying here and Don Johnson of the current Senators will take the place of Walter Johnson. The Giants planned to field their old battery of Jack Bentlcy and Hank Gowdy. Bill Terry, Frankie Frisch, Travis Jackson and Freddie Llndstrom will be in the Iniield, and Emll (Irish) Meusel, George Kelly and Billy Southworth in the outfield. Southworth was a pinch- runner in the 1924 game. A brief rundown of that home half of the 1924 extra-inning game: Miller went out, Frisch to Terry. Ruel smacked a double after Gowdy tripped over his mask and missed foul fly from Ruel's bat. Johnson hit a grounder to short and rcachAi first when Jackson fumbled, Ruel holding second. McNeely hit one down the third base line Llndstrom got set, but the ball hit a pebble and bounced over his head for a double. Washington won 4 to 3 Legend around town | S that Grif- lith has that pebble In a safe, treasuring It like a diamond. 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