The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1949 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 7, 1949
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r 1TEPN T BSPAY, SEPTEMBER T, 1949 * Chkks' Backfield Replacements Get Coaches' Attention ' Coach Kusscll Mosley antl Johnny Staples yesterday set out to do something about the Chicks' backfield replacements and after a long, gruelling scrimmage session, things began to look a little brighter. Yesterday Hie tribal chieftans ran* (heir tiackfield reserves behind then 1 potential first string line in a full time scrimmage and several o( the boys, in spite of tlieii- size, looked good operating behind the Chicks' big forward wall. Especially promising looking were Freddy Smith, who ran from the fullback slot, Bobby O'Neal, a speedster who operated at left lialf anrl Mel Hay, a .sophomore ivho is « stined to see considerable action right halfback. - -?niith pleased the onlookers on several occasions when he crashed through the holes opened for him for Jong gains. O'Neal skirled end for two or three nice runs and • Hay's heavy plunging brought words of approval from Moslcy and SJap- les. A couple of other diminutive Vjackfield candidates that looked good in yesterday's -scrimmage were Ben'nie Gentry whose blocking was exceptionally good considering his size, and Dick Reid, who did all the signal calling from the blick- Ing back post. Reserves Jliild Promise The defensive team in yesterday's scrimmage was composed almost entirely of reserves and defensive play was nothing to get discouraged over. Leroy Criner, who has been a defensive mainstay at guard during the past two weeks' drills, was all over the field making tackfes A 11 afternoon. Other defensive standouts yesterday were tackles Bill (Buzz) Wunderlich and f'.lly Boyd and end John Hntcher.son. Coach Mosley welcomed another backfield candidate yesterday. He was Ted Vance a junior with little experience but who should help the situation some. He probably will be used at haifgack. Fullback Robert Reid and blocking back E. B. Gee continued out action yesterday nursing bruised s. Both boys reported to prac- but spent the afternoon trotting. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York . Boston Cleveland Detroit . , . Philadelphia Chicn&o St. Louis .. Washington STAR BOATS—Entrants from the Southern Lake Michigan licet, left, and Guli Lake. Mich., sail close lo the wind in five- day World Championship Star Boat competition olf Chicago. Seven foreign countries were reDresenl"-! :•,.»,..- .10 ^rews Porkers Get Tall Cage Ace From Hal! Summit, La. FAYETTEV1LLB. Ark.. Sepi 7 'API— Billy (Toar) He5lcr. six-foot !1 inch lad, (rom Hall Summit, La., is a lihclv prasiiect to make University or Arkansas basketball fan.s forget the Razorbacks leading tanlcy players of tlie past. Coach Presley Askew aiinouncerl that He-ster and hi-i friend and t liville ningham Mobile New Orleans Atlanta 93 54 .533 87 58 .600 78 66 .512 74 71 .510 69 78 .469 Little Rock .......... 65 31 .445 Mimphis ............ 61 86 .415 Chattanooga ........ 57 91 .335 Yesterday's Results AMKKICAN LKAUUE No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philac'rlphia 4-1. New York 2-4 'first game ten innings) Brooklyn 10. Boston 2 (nightt Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 3 tnight), ten inningsi (Only games scheduled.) SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis <. Atlanta I. Birmingham 6-4. Little Rock 4-0. Ajashville B. Mobile 5. ^rhattanooga 6, New Orleans 2. Today's Games AMKKIOAN I.MOIIF Boston at New York (night) Wasnlngton at Philadelphia (nicnti. SI. Louis at Chicago (night). Cleveland at Detroit might). . j< ; (rE Boston At Brooklyn (night) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (night) Chicago at St. Louis (night). lOnly games scheduled.) SOUTHKRN~LEAGUE Night games: Memphis at Atlanta. Little Rock at Birmingham. £»«hville at Mobile. ^»^<nooga at New Orleans. mac He.ster and hi-i friend and teammate. Wilburn Wcott. six feet one inch \voulrf attend the Univcrsi- j ty and try out for the basketball : team. I Heeler, who weighs 230 pounds, ! scored an average of 23 poUUs a eame as center for Hall Summit High School last year, and played only about half of each game. Ft. Wovnc Peats Colorado Nine in Spmi-ProMeet WICHITA. Kas , Sept. 7. (AP) — Fort Wayne goes i n ( o the final same of the national semi-pro baseball tournament tonight n-ith a 5050 chance of winning its third consecutive title. The Indiana General Electric team earned (hit chance last nieht by beating the Golden, Colo., Coor.i, 5-2. Golden previously had been unbeaten in the double elimination iournanwnt. but Port Wayne had last one game. Another law last nipht would have ousted Port Way ue. In tonight's championship game. fYank Ververka will start on the mound for Fort Wayne and Clayton Frees will pitch for Golden. Both are lefthanders. Vervevka is a former Southern Association star. Frees pitched for the Waco, Tex.. Dons in the 1942 semi-pro tourney, winning three game?. Tile Dons won second place thus year. Bill Rirlts. Port Wayne right- hander, limited the Coors to six hits to spoil their chance of clinching the title last night. '49 Grid Season To Open Friday Osccolo and Parkin Team* Hold Spotlight In Missco Contests Thr*« South Mississippi County schools will polish off their preseason training drills In final preparation of the opening of 1949 arid season* Friday night. The early starters will be Osceola and Keiser. They will Bet a week's jump on all the other schools of the county In rolling out the pig- Most of the countv's other schools »''» Join the Blytheville Chicks In opening reason play Sepi. 16 while one or two will not see action until the following week. The Scminoles of Osceola HiRh School are slated to begin (heir gridiron wars against their old rivals. ;he P;>rkln Tigers at IVale Field n O.sccola Friday night.. And in another arc light contest at Keiser, Ihc Yellow Jackets of Keiser High School will play host to the neigh- borine Dye.« Eagles. >>>»' Stadium fnr Oscfola Osceola will open ils schedule In a big way with the dedication of a new stadium. Mayor Ben f. Butler and the mayor of Parkin will officially dedicate the new all-steel bleacher stadium in pre-game ceremonies. The stadium, which is located approximately SO yards north of the' Seminoles' former battle site, was completed during the summer and includes two all-steel bleacher sections with a seating capacity of approximately 2,500 and a new lighting system. 'I"he Seminles are exoecting a rough encounter in their opener and Coach Rube Boyce have been putting his charges through a fast past durin gthe past Lwo week-s of training. The Scminoles. hi practice, appeared a well-balanced as- eresatiou but lack depth at most position- n.vess. Kriser to T:\ncle The Kciser-Dyess struggle is expected to be another hard-fought affair. The two neighboring levins have been athletic rivals for years nnr) are usijally at their best faith's encounter. B" U-am coaches of the county are theii- finders at the Yello-.v Jackets as the possible dark- horse team this eyar. They have H lettermeu back from last year's squad along with a new coach, Bill Bell. Coach Tom Parks of the Dyess Eagles hasn't been to oplhmstic about his team's prospects during training. He states that he has been having considerable trouble getting boys out for practice due to cotton picking but this should change with the beginning o[ school. ..Next week, one other school, the Shawnee Indians, will get things going, journeying to Harrisburg for their first game. The other two "B" [ te?ms of the county. Wilson find : Luxora will not open instil Sept 23 when they meet each other at Wilson. BLrnn:vn.LE (ARK.)- COUSIEK NUTS PAGE ELKVEN t^'' '''"'" *"* '«»'«-'«» ^ >*" two ca.tam.s jimmy Smith „ ,,,ard (left) ami N',,,-1 K,,,,- a Inck The Mated ... open their ,„,. 5c |,e.|i,le at Keiser l,,day ,,, Bht . This is Coach Parks .hhdvear It plays with Yanks and Red Sox Open Vital Series; Bums Nip Braves 10-2 Blytheville "Y" Board To Plan Fall Activities Directors of the Blytheville "Y" will meet In the City Hill »t 5:45 p.m. next Monday to discuss plans for fall and winter activities and to consider the "Y" budget for 1950. It was announced today by J. w. Adams, chairman of the board, and J. P. Girrott, "Y" director. JAMBOREE AND DANCE Freddie "Roy" Burns anrf his Ranch Boys £onjts by Gene Sleele LEGION ARENA Sat. $*ph 10_8 p. m . Admission 75« Anwrlon Sp»nvtr Ry Ralph Riiiien AssiH'mled I'rtss Sports \VrltiT The New York Yankees, leading tbe American Ucague .since the! opening gun, fate their severest test of the season tonight when they open a vital three-game series with the challenging Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Casey Stengel's crippled Yanks lead the sizzling Sox by a same and a half and a Boston s'aecp would dump ttie Yanks into second place. Sfengei has selected Allie Reynolds (13-41 to face Rllis Kinder H8-5i before an estimated 15,coo plus crowd. Meanwhile. Ihe cotiallv tense National Lrainie race finds the frcmt- rlinuing St. Louis Cardinals only one game ahead of the Dodgers. Sports Roundup . Kv llu«h rnllerton, .(r NEW YORK. Sept. 7. (API— Re- jx.rts trickling in from Brooklyn via the Brighton Beach local is that some of (he Dodger plnyers arc di.s- tinctly unhappy about Jiarney Shotton's handling of the club. . . Re........... -• , "aidless, there's a strong feclh.K Brooklyn that Shottcn will be allowed his I wish In retire (n Barlow. Fl.i.. next Don Newonmbe. WK Negro richt-! sens-ii. . . . Come to thirk or it. hander pitched the Dodgers lol»«>re than one major league man- within a game of the Red Bints ' ' " " list ivniit as he turned bark the Boston Braves. 10-2. at Ebbrts Field. mu«t be feeling uneasy now Ihnl the season Is in the home. . , stretch— notablv. of course. Jack The cords, the Chicago Cubs and Onslow of the While Sox. .There's the entire American League were I a "rowing susniclon thai Billy idle - i Routhworth won't return lo the Newpombe. In bashing his 15th "ravpi. . . Bill Veeck mlpht renew triumph, yielded only sb: hits and fanned seven to run his league- lee'iinii strikeout total to 126. The defeat v.-as the Braves' seventh straight and it dropped then, three and one hnlr sanies behind the third plnre Philadelphia Phillies who 'divided a dnublehcadcr with the New York Gnnts. I'hils. Giants Split Philadelphia rauic from behind to heat the Giants 4-2. In the ten inning opener but Leo rfforLs to riep:sc Lou Boudreau. nnles.5 he deposes of Ihe Indians tirst. . . And who'd want to say for sure that Billy Meyer, whose health Isn't ton 200-1. p r ,,nk Pri i-h. Leo lliiroi-hci- or Zn-k Taylor will bo on duly next sprim;? Luxora Panthers Begin Practice For 1949 Season LUXORA, Sept. 7 — Coacli Tyc Adams of the Luxora High School Panthers, yesterday called the first full practice session for his 1949 team with a total of 23 candidates answering his initial call for players. Included among the 23 on hand for the opening of practice , were eight lettermen from last year's squad. Conch Adams said that he expected four more boys to report later this week and that two of these are also letter earners. This Is the largest squad to report to Coach Adams since he came to Luxora High School three years ago but In spile of the number of candidates Coach Adams said he expected only a fair season. Coach Adams also stated that he had made one change in the Panthers' 1949 schedule. They were slated to open with Monelte on Sept. IS but Ihis game has been cancelled us Monette has dropped football. A game with Osceola has been lined up for Ocl. H to replace the Monelte encolinler. The Osceola game will be placed In Osceola. men took the nlshtcap, 4-1. Larry Jansen had the I'hils beaten. 2-0. with two out in the ninth when tho v rallied to tie up the eame. Bill Nicholson's silicic broke it uo in the following frame. Sheldon Jones onlnltchcd Hank Rorowy in the tinale. winning out when his battery mate. Wes Wes- triini. pr>ind a three • run homer in the .sitxh. The Cincinnati Reds exploded for four runs in (lie tenth inning to clip the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-3. uurier the lights in Pittsburgh. Winning pitched Ewell Blackwell singled to start the rally and Johnny Byrostek climaxed the uprising with a two-run triple. Ralph Killer poled his 43rd. homer for the Pirates nnd struck out to end thc game. Our'-M'Tinte Sltnrls I^ee PiiiHm Consoles 'urns pro. as ccn. Au = 1rp!ia's Frank Seclg- >!muld clean up hi ;unr>!"ur Durocher's j toniii> n-xl ye-ir -\nd ' lie pros like- Vols Top Bears 9 to 5 to Edge Nearer Pennant By Ttip Associated Press H isn't a hopeless fight yet so fiir as the Birmingham Burn us arc trjiu'enied, but Nashville's just about fcot tii e southern Association pennant sewed up. The Vol.s, who have five games tci play before the season's end, IIFWP to win only two ol them to capture thc flag. 13! rating ham lias eight Ui go. And just two defeats for Ilir- minghnm, or two Nashville victories, will wash the Uarons out, FJI their desperate effort to .stay in the eh use, the Barons sivenl R (imil)lrl loader from the Little R'irk Travelers InsL nlRht. fi-4 nnc] 4-0. At tlie same Mme, thc Vols tiimctl fti a victory—their tenth straight— at ihc cxn^nse of (he Mobile Bcvrs, 9-5, in J2 Innings. Other games saw last - place Chnltanooc-rt down fourlh - place New Orleans G-2 and Memphis take Atlanta 4-1. At BTmliiglmm, rlghthnnrier Jim Suchecki shul out the Travelcrs'on throe hits In a second game. T\vo homers figi'roc] in the* scoring — Dutch Hcimberger's ninth of Ihe .season and FrccJ T la t field's 25th. Bolti car with Ibe hasr-s bnrcr. The Tiai-elers jolted the Barons hi (lie first, inning of thc first gnine with Ihrce ri-ns on five hits nff Jim Davis. Rut Binnltidhntn went ahejid ((> him 1 with a [DID -run spnrt snarkrd by Eildle lions' Lhrcc-rui: double, iii thc fourth. Pairings Named For Golf Tourney Pollard and Guard Are Medalists in Qualifying Rounds Pairings for the Blytheville Country Club's annual membership lourncy which got underway this week were announced yesterday by fiank Whltwonh. a member of the chili's Tournament Committee. Qualifying rounds were completed Sunday with W. J. Pollard and Dr J L. Guard as medalists with la's earh. Roland nishop, defending club chnmplon was not required tti qualify and was antomatir-nllv paired In the championship fi K i,t Bishop is paired will! n. A. Lynch In hi.s first-round mutch F'il SI-round play staricd ( ) lls week and must he completed bv Sunday n| B ht. Pro Knrl Bakl , r ^j, supervise tourney play. First-round pairings: f'lmnpiimshlp Flight Roland Bishop - n. A. Lynch; Fred Gnllahim- -Clifford Councl!lc : James Guard -William Dvess' John Oflndill-o. E. Knmf.son; W. , ,."" «d-Frank Whltworlh; J,,hn l.rn- I I — ll'i- nev. p nmr .| s M ,. r j PvMt . '/>""< McWatdsBob Graves- n ill •loe Denton - llyro,, Morse. ' "" Second Flight U°ll C ' i*'!' 01 " 1 '" f-linrles Moore: Wallace Hoke - Dr. .Joe Benslev : Third H|$ hi GOOI-RP irnbbnrd. Sr..-n r W T Rainwater; Ihihert Rcvmow'r-iivp-' DiiNfi FrrKiis-WHIlfim"; K,,! «i*. F K. uney; m,^, whilst' Hyp; Harry Hahies—l)yp ; Bill u\'l- jon—ijyc; J. R. Coleniiin—chiules £ train: J. M. WiHlnrns. Jr.,-Hye; Bye: W. A. Affllrk—«!-. j n ,.k Webu Npwlon Whitis -Hyc; E II Thomas —Bye; ALvln Hardy—Bye," Bob Goff Rejoins Texas Ags After Knee Operation COLLEGE STATION. Tex., Sepi 7. i,}', — Co-Cn]]tnlii Hobby Cioff seuiiir right halfback, lias rejolner: the Texas Aggie football so.uart am hopes lo be ready to play In tht openhiK gninc gainst villnnovn Sept. 17. Goff iindcrn-nr a kuci (iteration last moiilb. The knee wi'l be Icslrti hi .scrimmage tills week So fnr, tlie liest piinteis tra the Aggie stiLtnd have been Yale Larrj | Toil Worth sophoinure. and .Jnlinn Ou-isteiiscn, GnlvcsUm junior Doi Nichols. Sun AiiRelo senior, l.a moved from fourth to sixcnil stiln quarterback. Iv \vi:iild if -kr him tlieir next ob- jec'.ive. . . The Yankers are exprct- ine Hu"li CBKP.V am! Sure She;< U> throir their weight nro|nd duriiv; the filial pr-nnant riri\e pncl tint's a lot o[ weight to tllrov,'. . . Trx:i.s moral s-ys Kill picno. n Pmiti- farmhniul. virtually pitched Wiico into Ihe Sis' State Le.fpne phmjffs. All he riiri was fan three top Austin batters to protect a lead, then lake his repi!l:u turn the nr-xl. nialit and whi r f seven more for a .season total Surprise Back Candidate Adds Strength to Texas AUSTIN. Tex.. Sept. 7—or,— Ah unheralded fullback candidate promises to add unexpected depth strength to I he University of Texas Longhorn lineup this year. He is Newell Kane, a junior from Palestine. Kane was a squadrnan in 1346 but dropped out o! football circles during the two succeeding years. SMU Tackle Hurt DALLAS, Tex.. Sept. 7 - OTi— Jack Arlkis.son. promiMiiK sn|)ho- moic m-klp. probably will miss several days' practice with thc Southern Methodist University football .squall. Tile 220-pound. R foot, thrc inch former Crazier Tech Athlete suffered an ankle Injury whfn Ihi- Mn-;- tanps were running through pl.iys. Arkansas State Prexy Comments on Orders of Fire Prevention Group Joncsboro. Ark.. Sc-pt. 7_//pj._ President W. J. Men* nf Arkansas State College has noreccl lo follow tile recommendations of Ihe State Fire Prevention Association. But he says the Ass.irlallrm's report or "(ire traps" at tlie school wns overplayed. -Wo «r>rc unfortunate in being the first inspected." he .said yesterday. The Association Issiu'd its report Snilrday. It recommended the Installation of (ire escapes and other tilings. 11.1 inspection, asked by Governor Mi-Math, is to Include nil state institutions. Edens sakl some (ire escapes have been installed ami that the school has eichi brick, concrete and steel buildings. Homonyms words wliltli soiiiul alike but differ in meaning inch a.s dea and deer. Likes Dickens' Disillusions of U. S. ' MOSCOW-/,!-, -The state Fuh- ishlntt rouse of Literature ha» r«. leased Charles Dickens' Amerlc*B Notes. "Emiliig MO.SOOW," reporting thl« sakl Dlek'-i describes how quickly his music-, about the so-culled American paradise" were dispelled. »'»\ Opens \\ cell Days 7:00 p m. Malinee Saturday * Suni.y. uaL-buii 1 p.m. ConL sh . w | Hf Manila, Ark. Shims KYKRV MGIir Wednesday, Thursday "JOHNNY ALLEGRO" wlih George Halt ALSO SIIOKTS Box Office Opens af 6N5 p.m. Week NiRhts Short .Starts at 7:00 .Matinee Saturday ,ti Sunday M •! ii'in. uilli cnulinuous thu«lni Wcilnesdiiy & Thursday 'TALL IN THE SADDLE" Jo 111. Wayne, Klhi liainri News ,1 Comeil/ RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: \Vednesdny & Thursday "KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS" with Burl I,.nc««ler ami Jnan Fnntaln* ALSO SHORTS FALL FILLS the CALENDAR with places .you'll want to go! If the President and rtent of thc United States should both die, the Secietay of State, an nneleclr-d official, would succeed to the oflice. What we mean by a DRY BEER! • Dry beer Is not jwect. It's beer as beer should taste-cool,clean, full-bodied. It's always refreshing, leaves »o clinging after-lane. Try Stag and tast; what we mean! PASSING FINAL INSPECTION I'ATIK.NT WM.f, F.IVI-:—Thai's lh e tli;, K nosis of (his "lire tlncfor" w hn is lakinj; Ihe temperature c>f a tire which has jtisl finished an iiuioor "road" (rial in Ihe tire le.sfiriK laboratories of The H. K. (Jnodrit-h Company. Measurement of the heat developed in a lire under controlled conditions is one of the important Klcps in lhe continuous indoor and ouldoor Icslinjf programs. B.F. 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