The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 16, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWH FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 19M Grid Rules Change Stumps Coaches By El) CORK1CAN NEW YORK OP/—The nation's college football coaches—both big end little—still were high and dry today trying lo figure how they will adapt Ihclr teams to the new "one platoon" system that will l>e In IMS PAPOOSES—Coach Harold Stockton's Junior High School basketball team have lost only one garni this year and figure to be one of (he top Junior outfits in (he state, 'nicy are .(first row, from the left: Huffman, Rounsavall, Stanley, Akers, Isaac, Jones; (second row) Vcach, Voll, Hodges, Buglcy, Bratcher. (Courier News Photo). ********* Paps Shoot for Second Win Over Whitehaven Tonight Biythevllle Junior High School's Papooses return to their home court tonight to seek another victory over the strong Whitehaven, Tcnn., Junior baskelccrs. The game Is scheduled for 7:30. The Paps, who have been beaten* only once in five games this gon, will be fresh from a four-point victory over i he Armor el j un tors last Thursday night. Coach Harold Stockton's -juniors were scheduled to piny Dycss Tuesday night but the game was postponed because of a flu outbreak at Dyes*. This • will be the Paps' second game with the Tcnnesseans. On Dec. 17 they nudged by the Whitehaven juniors In a game played at Whitehaven. . The Papa' only loss this season was a two-point decision to the Hume* juniors of Memphis Dec. 15. Since that time, however,* the BlythevUle juniors have rolled up three straight wins over Whlleha- ven, Plggott and Armored Abbott Back Coach Stockton expects to have hi« team at full force for tonight's encounter. Charles Abbott, who lost * portion of his finger It: a •hop accident at school before Christmas, is back in the lineup and will be at his center slot to- right. Bobby Jones and 'Freddie Alters, the Paps', two. main cogs, have been looking good, Coach Stockton reported, as have Dickie Vail, Freddie Hodges and several other members of the Paps' lineup. After tonight the Papa will be !' ^ until Jan, 22 when they Jour- m./ to Leachville. Their next scheduled home game Is with Lench- vllle Jan. 27. Sports Roundup — No More Fifty Percent All Stars , Uy GAVhK TAI.KOT NEW YORK (fl'j—About the most serious problem arising out of the sudden demise of the two-platoon football system, as we see It, Is what's going to become of all those 50 per cent, All-Aincrlcn flayers who Imve been enshrined during the past two sen sons. The annual amateur seniors* golf match play championship, originated 20 years ago at Scoring, Fin,, will be played the week ol March 15th at Ponce de L«on course, St. Augustine, Fla. Arc- these follows, through fault of Ihetr own, destined to go through the balance of their lives living in a sort of twilight zone, unable to explain lo their children rid their grandchildren the strange scl of circumstnnces which provided "them with only hnlf n gold football lo gmce their, expanding fronts? Next year, of course, and In all years to follow, there ngain will bo only 11 names on the Associated Press oil-star array, and each of them once more will be a stout young 100 per center whose future peace of mind Is assured. But whal of Ihclr unhappy fellows who were only half-honored? "Daddy," one can hear Junior asking In a distressed tone, ''were you really an All-America? I keep saying you were but all my friends say I'm full of whey." "Of course I was, son," Dncldy will boom c0nsolittgly x "I wns All- America linebacker, like I told you- 1 "Yeah, Daddy, but they say there's only quarterbacks and hnlf backs and fullbacks nmV linemen and that you must be dreaming or something." "Mnybe there Isn't now," 'ImUg nantly, "but there certainly was bout the most Important position an the tcnrn, lop. Tell your friend hat." "Did the. linebacker carry the bull, Dnd?" "Well, not exactly, only If I in crcopted a pass. But that doesn 1 noan anything. Our offensive ti\c kles didn't tackle anybody in thos :tays either. We were specialist in those days, son, nncl I'm alral Ihcy don't grow . football player like us any imre. Run along no and I'll explain It all to you som ;hne." That other screaming you'v heard, rising In volume almost I equal that-of the stricken hca coaches, conies from the Ihousanc of members : ol .the working prcs who realise that once again they Imve to keep track of substitution and type them out with frigid fin gers In the early dusk. Maybe it's giving away a Irat secret, but the Iwo-plnloon was fine labor saver In that respec What you'd do, cither before tl game began or nt the half, wn obtain a copy of the comple team rosters, edit out the nam of two or three players who tin broken legs, and hand the sheets your operator, Chnnccs were they effect next fall, With the outlawing t?/o days ago of the two-pi a loon system which been In ellecl 12 years, by Ihc National Colleglalc Athletic Association's Rules Committee, the coaches agreed they would have to revise their strategy considerably. But Jusl what they Intended to do, even they didn't seem lo know. The new rule look Ihc in almost completely by surprise, because they took It for granted Ihe two- platoon system was here Lo slay. When they voted in favor of U by a 1-1 margin not long ago, there seemed little doubt that It was set for a long tenure. But the committee apparently look more seriously Ihe resolution by the NCAA'.? 17-man council "strongly urging" Ihe Rules Com- mitlefi lo do away wllh Ihe I wo platoon system. The resolution was jnarlc nt Ihe NCAA convention lasl eek and came as a sort of cnc the trail move. Change Voted 45-23 It was made Saturday and assed by a margin of 45-23. There ere 255 voting de)egales at Ihe nvenlton and many had left. The )uncll Js composed of alhletli rectors and faculty represent a vcs, not coaches. Probably not many of oachcs even were aware of the ^solution, but it seems certain at If both the coaches and councl ad voted for the two-platoons, thi ommlttee would have left the rul ione. Another major point made at th on v en U on. wns that the two-pla oon system might not have prcs nted as many Injuries as Us pro oncnUs thought. The Eastwood Committee of In irles and FaLalllies made th! eport to the convention: Another factor contributing t football injuries was Inad uale provision for wnnn-up of In layers. A technique must b eveloped to keep players warme .p between the offensive and d enslve substitutions which ha >ecn greatly increased by th modern platoon - system. Contra; wha t ha rt 1 ong bee n thou g h nadequale warm-up Is a mo mportant cause of Injuries tha fallgue." Some Better There was no general line of >lnlon among groups of players nd coaches. Borne of the bi[, chool mentors were bitter at the lought of the new rule while olh •s said It would be a boon to the ame. Perhaps the most surprising as cct of the entire picture was tha te smaller colleges were spli boul 50-50 on the benefits, or lack f same, on Ihe outlawing of th wo-piatoon system. It was though the smaller schools were put t a definite disadvantage by hav- ng lo compete with large squads i lop learns. But only half the itlte fellows saw It that way. Players, too, were aocmt evenly llvidcd, but the fans, generally, coined happy over the change. To he man who pays his way Inlo i game, the platoons system meant Confusion. He will be better able o follow the players and the game now. One thing seems ceriain — It won't be the same game of foot- neKl, season. Many of the learns that employ Ihe T for ma- Ion, which stresses individual talents and surprise maneuvers, prob- ibly will go back to the time-tested single-wing. The game will be slower what with players being forced ,o keep something In reserve for their defensive efforts. Probably the happiest group of all over t\i change is the athletic directors and officials charged with watching Ihe college bank accounts. Paced with rising costs and declining receipts, athletic directors were caught in the squeeze of maintaining large squads. Now they'll get some relief. Stanky Likes Job And Stu Miller KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Wi— Eddie Slanky says he gets a "tremendous kick out of managing" the St.- Louis Cardinals and Is looking forward to the reopening of the bascbal) season. "After an," the 36 -year -old hadn't the slightest intention of Stanky told KnoxvfUc News-Sentinel sports columnist Tom SHer in nn Interview at his Mobile, Ala., Clarence (Bevo) PrancEs (above), six-foot, nine-inch freshman center for lUo Grande college, scored 116 points with 47 field goals and 22 free throws to set a new national scoring record for a single college basketball game. The small Ohio college nflw h-as won 18 straight games and Francis has piled up a total of 903 points, Rto Grande rl?"vt"d Ashland College of Kentucky 150 to 85 as Francis set his record. Rio Gr ancle's team total is believed to be a new national record. (AP Wirepholo). Fights Last Night By The Associated 1'ress NEW YORK (Sunnyside Garden) —Ted Murray, 148, New York, and Irvln Stein, 146, San Diego, Calif., drew, 8. PALL, RIVER. Mass.—Steve Marcello, 148, Providence, R. I., out- pointed Pete Adams, 150. Newark, N. J., 10. Moore tonight xvhen he meets Jimmy Slade, 26-year-old New Yorker, in a 10-rouuncler at St. Nicholas Arena. The latest National Boxing Association rankings place Johnson and Joey Maxim in the "logical contenders" division. As Maxim already has a contract for a return with Arch Ie, J ohnson must n w ait his turn. The fight will be carried over network radio (ABC) and television (NBC) starting at 9:00 p.m. (CSTJ. It will be held In the ancient St. Nick's because the Garden Is occupied by an ice show for the next two weeks. Johnson and Moore have fought winter home, "I'd been grooming myself for the job." Stanky, who piloted Ihc Cards (o (bird place in the National League race last season as a rookie skipper, said he felt all along he could handle Ihe job and added: "At no time did I not feel equal to Ihe Job. Another thing, I never second guessed myself. If the play worked, okay; if not, I would forget It as soon as I could. Sure, I'd get mad. I'll always get mad when I'm losing; I just happen to be made that way," Groat Hopes for Slu Slanky said he had great hopes fov Stuart Miller, a young pitcher who joined the Cardinal mound staff lost August and went on to win six games while ^ dropping three. Miller made his major league debut against (he Chicago Cubs at Chicago's Wrigley Pield two days after reporting to the Cards. "We didn't even have a club meeting (hat day." Stanky recalled, "The boy was brand new. I didn't want to weight him down with a lot of details. I just left him alone and put him in the hands of Dnl Rice (St. Louis catcher). "Miller was' terrific. He looked coo) and composed. And the Cubs were still wondering what he had on the ball when they went into "But Miller got into trouble in the ninth. With Iwo out, he loaded the bases, and up came Bill Serena. I called time. I already had Eddie Yuhas and Al Braislc throwing In the bullpen, but I ;Inff cither of tliem. He's OK "Anyway, I went out lo the mound. I just stood there and looked Miller In the eye. I didn't say a word. Fltially> Miller said, 'I'm all right, Skip.' I said, 'Okay, it's yours Ihe rest of the way.' That was oil. "When I left the dugout I was' certain I would not take him out. But I went out lo see what he would say. I wanted to knou- how he was taking the situation. That's. why I waited for him to- speak. He said Just what I wanted him to say. Then he struck out Serena nd the game was over." V,- S/oc/e Stands In Johnson's Path to Title NEW YORK M>|—Harold Johnson continues Ms campaign for n title shot at llghthcavy champ Archie the ninth inning, trailing by 1-0. Stee/ers Are Looking For Backfield Coach PITTSBURGH W(— The /National Football League's Pittsburgh Steel- ers have received five applications for the bac.VCIold coaching Job vacated when Keith Molessvorth resigned to accept the head coaching Job at Baltimore. Tommy Thompson, former star T-formation quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles and more recently assistant coach at the University of Arkansas, wired that- he come here today to talk over the iwancy with Steeler Coach Joe Bach. The four other applicants have asked Steeter officials not to identify them. three. All went lo a decision. Johnson's lone victory came at Milwaukee, Dec. 10, 1951, but he thought he also deserved the win in their last boub at Toledo, Jan, 19, 1952. Johnson's career record for 43 fights is 3B-5 with 20 knockout wins and one KO loss. He was stopped by Jersey Joe Walcolt in 1950. 14 years after his father, Phil Johnson, was knocked out by Jersey Joe. Slarie's record is 15-4-3 with three four times, with Moore winning KO wins and two KO defeats. College Cage Scores ' By The Associated Press Austin Peay G5 Arkansas State 60 Seton Hall 82 Dayton 74 Southern La 84 Langston (Okla) 60 Pittsburg (Kas) 82 St. Benedict's (Kas) 03 Rio Grande (Oh!o> 102 Bliss 53 . Omaha 12 Emporia Tchrs (Kas) 57 North Texas State 61 Hardin-Simmions 60 Arizona State (Flagstaff) 84 New Mexico A&M 52 Utah State 62' Utah 5B Wyoming 62 Denver 39 Navy. 93 Virginia 71 when I played football anil It was would all play, too. The Hot Stove League — Key to Chisox: Rookies Named Wilson NEW YORK, (AP) — Whether the Chicago White Sox can improve their third place finish of 11)52 may depend upon a couple of rookie lads named Wilson — Bill and Bob. Bill Is a 2-1-year-old outfielder who recently received his Army discharge. Hah is a 23-year-old catcher who toiled nt Seattle last year. The two head a group of 14 freshmen (hat includes such promising youngsters as pitcher Mike Fornieles and Bob Keegon inflelder Dob Boyd nnd outfielder Don Nicholas. "We finished fourth and third the last two seasons," pointed out 1 Manager Paul Richards. "To finish in the first division is no longer an achievement. We must go for all the marbles in '53. I think the Yankees can be beaten this year but to do so we must come up with more, power. We had too many single hitters last year. Our attack, in most Instances, consisted of a bunt, a sleal and ft prayer. Played at Memphis "If the two Wilsons could come through for us, It would help us tremendously because they happen to be In the two departments where we are weakest. Furthermore, both are reputed to pack power." Bill, the flycnaser, is a tall, r»nfry Ud who led the Southern Association (n everything but broken bnls In 1S50, lust before changing his Memphis uniform for- Uncle Snm's klmkl. He slammed Ihe most doubles, homers, total bases and pnced the pack in runs batted in. Bob, the catcher, is Hie former football star from the University of Wisconsin. He batted .297 in Ihe Coast League, drove In T5 runs and hns the nggrcssh'CDess iliat Shenu Lollar, the No. 1 receiver, lacks. ilare Trp.ii Fornlclcs, the Cubnn hurlcr acquired from Washington in a straight swap for chuck Stobus last month,.won two nnd lost two for the Senators, but one of his triumphs was a one-hit shutout against Philadelphia, Sept. 2. It was the first time a rookie making his big league debut had done tha since Aritiie Joss pitched n one- ilt shutout for Cleveland on .April 1D02. Of the others, Boyd has the best record. The speedy Negro first bascmnn led the rnclfic Coast League with a .320 batting average. Nicholas is a real speedster, who cracked Jimmy Johnston's Southern Association stolen base record that bad stood for 40 years when hr. swiped 83 nt Memphis. 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