The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 5, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BI,YTHEVIT,T,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER B, Chicks Lose Another Back to Injuries-Big Lake Area to Be Talked Tonight Don Wallace Breaks Leg; Only 8 Ball Carriers Left The injury jinx, the football coach's biggest dread, •truck again at Coach Russ Mosley'g Chicks yesterday, leaving him with only eight hackfietd candidates. * Don Wallace, a big rookie halfback, was lost to the tribe for an Indefinite period yesterday when it was learned that he had fractured a small bone In his right leg during BHS inaugurates B Grid Program 21 Candidates Report To Newman; Practice Slated to Start today Blytheville High Schcal Inaugurated Its new B lootball program today with the Issuing of equip' ment to candidates. Bob Newman, B team coach, yesterday sounded his first call for material and 21 boys answered. After a brief meeting, during which Newman told his candidate.* about the new program, the boys were dismissed until this afternoon. Coach Newman expressed hopes that at least five or 10 more candidates would be on hand for the Issuing or equipment today. "I figure the boys present today will talk the program around school and gel a few more boys out," he The B learners will practice each afternoon along with the Chicks and the Paps. So far Coach Newman has <six games and the possibilities of a seventh lined up for his team. However, he said that the schedule still ha.i riot been completed- The B team Is slated to open Its •chedule Sept- 13 against Earle High School at Earle. It also has ' games booked with Bnrdette, Wil_, son, Osceola and South Side of Memphis. At leas I three of the seven games will be placed at Haley Field. Pep Easy Victor Over Gonzales NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5. (>P) — Twice featherweight champion Willie Pep breezed to an easy 10- round decision over young Corky Gonzale.i here last night. It was little more than a workout for Pep, who tries Sept. 26 to «T gain the title for a third time. Pep took no chances of injuring practice Monday afternoon. Coach Mosley said yesterday that at first it was thought Wallace's leg was only slightly injured. In /act, afler suffering the injury, he remained on the practice field until quitting time Monday. But yesterday x-rays revealed that a small bone had been fractured, Wallace is the third backfielct candidate lost by the Chicks since practice started Aug. 20. Earlier the Chicks lost (wo of their three blocking back candidates, Jackie Halstcad and Bob ChUdrcss, Halstead fractured two bones In his right 'arm during the first week of training and last week Clilldress suffered a broken collar bone. But In spite of the injury Jinx Mosley had his charges running through a full time serimrmigc session al yesterday afternoon's drills. Passing Stressed With only two sets of backs left Mosley alternated his bn.ukfields between offense and defense in order to give everybody as much actual play conditions as possible In this, the final week of the drills. The Chicks spent considerable time in working on pass plays during yesterday's scrimmages, Indicating that Mosley expects to build his offense around the strong right nrm of passer Mel Hay. The loss of Wallace left the Chicks with only 25 roster members. Including one newcomer who reported yesterday. The newcomer Is BUly Miller, a big lineman who tnmsferred to Blytheville High School from Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, Tenn. f Monday. But with the school's B program starting today the Chick coaches hope to pick up another likely looking youngster or two In a few weeks, The primary purpose of the B program is to build material for the varsity. himself M hla title fight against present champion Sandy Saddler draws near. He stayed on the defensive against Gonzales, a 23-year-old Denver, Colo., puncher who says Pep is his boxing idol. Frank Sedgman Wins National Tennis Title 1"ORE8T HILLB, N. Y., Sept. 5. (AP)—Prank Sedgman of Australia • Iready has the men's oup stowed away in his locker and Maureen Connolly of San Diego, Calif,, was expected to win her first women's title at the tender age of 1« a* the national tennis championship* went Into their 12th and—It wa» hoped—final program at the West Side Club tod»y. Bedgman, first foreigner to lift, the trophy since Fred Perry took It back to England In 1936, scored an Impressive and one-sided victory over Vic Seixns of Philadelphia In yesterday's final fane, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. before 12.000 That gave the 23-year-old Aussie «ce all the American laurels that were open to him. He and his Davis Cup teammate. Ken McGregor, won the national duoblcs in a play-off • match on the opening day of the tournament, and in the final contest on yesterdays card he (earned with Doris Hart of Miami to v ttte mixed double* from Mcrvyn Rose of Australia and Shirley Fry of Akron. Ohio, 6-3, 6-2. In today's women's final, Miss Connolly, the Inss who laces into a tennis ball as though she meant to flatten it, faced Miss Fry and the consensus was that she had what it took to become ihe youngest champion in the history of Ihe tournament. She will not be 17 for another two weeks, whcrcns Helen Wills was close on 18 when she won her first title in 1923. Southwest Has Lot of Favorites Texas Ags, Baylor Given Slight Edge In Pro-Season Listing B}- HAKOI.I) V. HATL1FF DALLAS, Bcpl. 5. (fl'j— Tlie Southwest Conference has to many football favorites it's confusing—which is the Wily the gridiron gnme down here always gets anyway. It's the exception and not. the rule for the lire-sen son choice to win. Even tlie coaches couldn't, agree llicy took Texan A and M and Baylor to lie for the title. The .sports writers picked A and M but the selection W;LS wavery. The conference is going to have more strong teams than usual, which is the reason for the confusion. They have the Inter-sectional schedule to mnke a full-fledged bid for the national championship, too. The Ayyics Eire rated at the top because they have abuut everything it tafccs to win a championship—2ti lettermcn hciulcd by Hob Smith, one ot the greatest running backs the conference ever saw. A and M had Hie niighlie.'it ground game last season but. was itellclcnl In passing —something a team must, hnvn to win In this circuit where the ln,ys had rather throw the ball than eat. But A. and M. appears destined to have the kind of passing necessary- A Junior college translcr, Boy Dollar, who passes, kicks and handles the pigskin like a magician, looks like the mainspring of a fine aerial game. I.sbiill lo Lead Baylor Baylor has tlie versatile attack all wrapped up in lanky Larry Isbell, brother of the renowned Cecil of Purdue and pro football fame. Isbell is considered the outstanding T quarterback of conference history. Am! he passe* oncl kicks. The real star threw 15 touchdown passes last season and topped the circuit punting wilh a .41.1 average. No one Ls selling defending chaui- plon Texas short. Tlie Longhorns don't seem to liave the olieusive power of last season but there's nothing wrong u-ith the delense. with all-America Don Menasco returning as linebacker and Bobby Ollion, the talented punt-returner and pass-interceptor, again the fellow for the other team to worry I'AI'A HAS PLENTY OK 1'OP—Prowl papa ami home run hitter Don Mueller ol the New York Giants makes for a double celebration as he sits in dressing room following team's ll-D victory over the kague- leading Brooklyn Dodgers at Polo Grounds in New York Sunday. The cigar Is for the birth of a six-pound boy to Mrs. Mueller In St. Louis. The bats arc for (he five homers he clouted in two-game series with the Dodgers to tie a major league record. CAP Wirephoto). Mobile's Bears Regain Second Chicks Are Beaten By Chattanooga but Cling ,to 4th Place By Tlie AssotUled I'ress With the Southern Association pennant tucked away by Little Rock, races for second and fourth place arc In the spotlight. Mobile moved back into second place last night by trimming Birmingham. 5-4. They meet again tonight, and a Baron victory would reverse their positions. The other scrap—for fourth place and a spot in the playoffs—finds Memphis': shaky Chickasa'.vs only a game anil a hall ahead ol the Nashville Vols. Chattanooga topped the Chicks, 4-3. while Nashville downed Little Rock, 6-1. Atlanta, still clinghiir to a mathematical chance for fourth place, lost an opportunity to gain by bow- Ing to New Orleans, 6-4, in 10 innings I-akos Is Winner Tom Lakos, Mobile's workhorse righthander, made his 56th appear- ince of the season to secure the Bruin victory. He replaced Marion Yankees Back into Lead As Chisox Beat Cleveland By RALPH KODKN Associalcd Press Sports Writer "We're home now and thnl's where we win." That's (lie opinion expressed today by Casey Stengel, shrewd manager o( the New Yolk Yankees, In talking of the stirring American League pennant race that finds his Yanks in first place by four percentage points over the Cleveland Indians. The Ynnks, who engage the ever- ou«h (11-7). Amos Alonzo Stagg, 89, Starts 62nd Season as Grid Coach SELINSGROVE, Pa., Sept. 5. (.-*', —The dcsn of America's football coaches set up shop fov bis 6'2nri season today with a confidence that might be thought a bit reckless for h:s profession these days—"I'm Much Rubber in Submarines AKRON. O. <&,— Ten per cent of the total \vetsht of a United States Nuvy submarine is nibV>er. Perhaps the targcM amuum is used in the vessel's 232 hard rubber storage batteries, a rubber company fB. F Goodrichi estimates. The bulkheads and decks of each nf the lv,o ballery ruoms which hou^e the Huge cells arc completely covered with rubber (or protection against ackis. Rubber also can be found in the \ gaskets that make hatch covers and compaitmcnt cloors watertight, [ in flouti and vent valves on ballast'; and, trim tanks, in shock mountings \ for heavy machinery and other | • equipment, and in electric cables, water and oil hose. looking; forward with enthusiasm to fl good year." Spry ami chipper, Amos Alonio Stngg greeted newsmen and 35 candidates for the S us cine ha mi a University team here, He n.ssists his ton, Amos Alonzo. Jr.. the school's athletic director, during the grid season, "I feel better than I have in the to years," he said with a twinkle in his eye and a zest which belies iiis 89 years. "As n mutter of fad." St.iRg jested "1 have bren dome some load work so I can win sprints with the boys." The famed couch arrived on La- about when the going gets rugged in the final minutes. He won at least two games last season with glittering clutch runs. Texas Christian is another team that could, via the pennant wllU- out causing eyebrow lifting. -Gilbert Bartosh, a thinking quarterback who will run and pass you to death, heads up one of the better Dutch Meyer o] fenscs. The Horned Frogs were rather puny on delense last season but Meyer is talcing steps to remedy that. Look for fewer Unjchriowns to be scored agaiiidt. thc.;Progs this time. Forks to Be Stronger They say In Arkansas that one fellow Ls known to have already bought a ticket to the Cotton Bowl. Thut's how confident they are that Arkansas is going to move out of the wilderness this season. One thing about it: the Razorbacks can hardly go but one way. They won only two Kames ill 1350. Most of the Arkansas hopes ride on what appears to be an old-time Razorback passing offensive. Southern Methodist will be throwing the nal) as usual and with the same fellow—Pred Bcnners who gained 1,361 yards in the air last season. The Methodists did little except pass, which was the main reason for their downfall in 1850 when in miri-season they hat' reached the No. 1 rating In the nation. But SMU lost a bunch of ckx c e ones—games that could have gone the other way Just as well. Rice Is Icnn in veteran matcria but luis otic of the best sophomon classes. The Owls won't be sup poped to beat many teams this yeai but expect- to i;et in their licks ii 1952 and 1953. End Bill Howlon I; the lop veteran. Lcroy Fenstemak er, quarterback, and Kosse John ?on, fullback, are the brightest o the Sophs. Fcnstcmaker is expectci to be quite a parser. dangerous Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at. the Stadium tonight, backed Into the lead yesterday as the Indians dropped a 3-1 decision In 11 innings to the Chicago White Sox in the only game played in either league. The New Yorkers have a decided advantage aver their two foes. 'he Bombers have a two-game edge ver Cleveland in the vital "loss olumn" and have four games more o play than the tribe. The Yanks ilso are booked to play 21 of their emaining 24 games at home while he Indians have only three of 20 left at home. The Red Sox hnve 12 out f 26 In their friendly Fenway Park. Stengel admits that the Red Sox, Oor Day ills 76-year-old wife. Stella, [rom their Stockton. Calif., ,'nmc. Their arrival restored for n fifth season the only lathcr-moth- er-son coaching combination in America. who meet the Yanks nine more imes, nre to be respected. However old Case said, "I'm certainly ' not ifraid of them. I've said right along '.he Yankees were going to win and reason to change my Haschi for Yanks Vic Raschi (17-8) has been named by Stengel to face the Red Sox to- I have mind," night before expected GO.OOO ans. Leo Kiely, (4-3) rookie left- hander, is Manager Steve O'lNeill's choice to pitch the important opener at the Stadium. tkldie Lopat (18-1) and Allie Reynolds (13-7) will BO for the Yanks n Thursday's double header against Bill Wight ifi-5) and Ray Scarbor- The Yankees have won 4,2 and lost 15 games ut home including four out of five wins from Boston. The Red Sox have won 34 and lost 31 away Irom home but boast a 43-20 record at Fenway Park, Including eight straight over New York. The Yanks clash with the Red Sox at Boston in a three game series beginning Sept. 21. While the Red Sox and Yankees tangle the Indians and the Detroit Tigers clash in Cleveland tonlghl in their last home game until the final two days of the season when they again meet the fifth place Tigers. The Indians are 51-23 at home and 33-27 on foreign soil. Gontl Pilcliing Bob Lemon of the Indians and Saul Rogovin of Chicago hooked up in a brilliant duel before 20.021 fans at Cleveland last night. Lemon allowed only three hits until the fatal eleventh. One of the blows was former Indian Ed Robinson's 25th homer In the sixth. Robinson's blow matched a fourth inning homer by Cleveland's Luke Easier. Meanwhile, In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers resume their pennant drive today by opening a three game series with the Phils at Ebbets Field. Following the Philadelphia invasion the runner- up New York Giants come in for a two game set. The Oiants. six games behind, tune up for their FYicano. the winning hurlcr, with the bases loaded In the ninth and forced Birmingham's Roy Nicely to ground out. ending the game. Chattanooga's Jim Pearce, held Memphis to six hits. Bob Schultz, who won 25 for | ^ Nashville last year, gained his first Plans for Public Hunting Grounds to Be Discussed Mississippi County duck hunters and other sportsmen will gat an idea of what the State Game and Fish Commission plans to do in the way of constructing a public hunting am* at Big Lake at a meeting in tlie Court House here toniJK at 7:30. Cleveland . . Boston Chicago Detroit- Washington . Philadelphia St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W I, Pet. 82 48 .631 84 50 .627 17 SI .602 72 61 .541 61 11 .402 53 15 .414 54 78 .409 40 89 .310 Brooklyn . . New York . St. Louis . .. Boston . Philadelphia Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . NATIONAL LEAGUE IV L Pet. 84 47 .641 13 54 .594 62 Chicago 65 65 64 65 68 56 77 . 56 11 . 55 16 .512 -504 .439 .421 .V.l .420 G.B. 4 mi 22 28 G.B. 6 17 18 20 29 29 29 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION -* The meeting has been called br the Mississippi county Wildlife Association, and Ross Stevens of Bly- iheville, association president said T. A. McAmis. secretary of th« State Game and Pish Commission and other state and federal wildlife authorities will be present to discuss plans for the area. The public shooting grounds art to be constructed on 17,000 acres of land at Big Lake purchased by the state commission from Drainage District 17 last year. Announcement of plan of the construction were delayed until now pending word from the Federal Wildlife Association on what gov- trnment help could be had and what federal suggestions would be offered. To Show Film The Mississippi County Wildlife Association, an organization ol county sportsmen, is cooperating with the state and -federal agencies in the development of the land at the lake. Mr. Stevens stated that In addition to the discussion of the shooting area Tom Mull, educational director of the State Game and Little Rock . Mobile 1351 Southern Association victory and had a shutout over the champion Travelers until the ninth. Three consecutive singles accounted for the lone Little Rock score. Schullz kept the other six Rock hits well spaced. Jack Harshman paced the 10-hit Nashville assault on Dutch McCall witii a. two-run homer, it was the slim slugger's 46th round-tripper. After Atlanta's Stan Hollmig clouted a two-run homer in the eighth to tie the score. Floyd Fogg hit for the circuit with a mate aboard two innings later to give New Orleans its extra-inning verdict. rviusial Hikes NL Bat Lead Card Slugger Holds 27-Point Advantage NEW YORK. Sept. 5. (/P)-Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals can just about lay claim to the 1951 National League batting championship again. In the last eight days the Cardinal star hit safely 15 times in 33 Irips to the plate, to hoist his average tb .368. This is 27 points higher than Richie Ashbtirn of the Philadelphia Phillies, in second place regained second place with .341 Ashburn over Jackie Robinson of the Brook- clash with the Dodgers by tackiins the Braves in a three game set ai Boston. Both the Dodgers and Giants head west after their meetings Saturday and Sunday, at Ebbets Field Brooklyn. Chattanooga New Orleans MORE W 89 79 79 77 76 60 59 89 Pel. .591 .537 .534 .520 .510 .405 .389 G.B. 9 9'.-: 11 Is 29 -f. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League •No games scheduled American League Chicago 3, Cleveland 1 (11 inn- Ings) Only game scheduled Southern Association Nashville 6, Little Rock 1 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 3 Mobile 5, Birmingham 4 New Orleans 6, Atlanta 4 Fish Commission, would also show films of wildlife in Arkansas^t> the sportsmen. • ^f Mr. Stevens said the meeting, al- :hough primarily for sportsmen, would he open to the public. An election of officers of the Mississippi county Association is also planned to precede the discussion of the shooting area and the showing of the film, Mr. Stevens said. TODAY'S GAMES National League Philadelphia at Brooklyn night New York at Boston (2 twi-night) . St. Louis at Chicago (2) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh night American League Boston at- New York night Detroit at Cleveland night Chicago at at. Louis night Washington at Philadelphia (twi- night) > Southern Association Night Gamps Chattanooga at Memphis Birmingham at Mobile Atlanta at New Orleans Nashville at Little Rock lyn Dodgers, who slumped from 340 to .333. Right behind Robinson In fourth is Roy Campanella, who picked up eight points during the week for a -327 average. Johnny Wyrostek of Cincinnati is fifth with 323, followed by Carl Furillo, Brooklyn, .312; Alvin Dark, New York. .311; Ralph Kiner, Pittsburgh. .310; Monte Irvin New York. .309; and Peanuts Lowry, St. Louis, .303. Enos Slaughter Sued by Wife Mote Seeking $13,000 From Card Outfielder ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5. (API—Mrs. Mary Kathryn Slaughter ts seeking S13,COO from her ball player husband, Enos Slaughter of the St. Louis Cardinals. She filed suit in circuit court yesterday, alleging that Slaughter moved the furniture and personal property, including some of her clothes, from their home in suburban Ferguson last Christmas eve. The property, for which .she aski $3,000; was moved to 1 Belleville, 111., where Slaughter now lives, the petition said. She also seeka $10,000 punitive damages. .jjfc A divorce suit filed by her sL^fi pending. They were married May 19, 1947 and separated last November. She was Slaughter's third wife. They have a child, Patricia, 3. She also has a son, Rex Stephen, 7, by a previous marriage. $2,800 Oversight NEW YORK, (ft— Burglars entering the Brooklyn apartment ot an insurance agent, took a two- carat diamond ring valued at $2,800 Jrcm the flnge-r of his wife, but did mot disturb a $400 wedding ring set with diamonds. The wedding ring was insured. The stolen ring was not. The insurance agent said hB always thought of insuring that ring, but hadn't got around to It. SMARTNESS !.. S fir. mi!.. Motorboat Commutation 5 1 NO A POR E. '.-TV-Many Si ngn - poreans soon may be going to work in (Sieir downtown offices by sea. 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