The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1951 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 26, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT H/rTHEVTLLE (AUK.) COtmiER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2«, 1981 A Glad* New Case Against Platoon System- It Cuts Off Officials' Water Supply A lot has been written and much more said of lat« about the platoon system in football. Coaches have laid the blame U> their losses on the cursed thing while others have praised It as a Job saver, One college coach was quoted the other day as saying that the plntoon system was the reason for these cries of rough iootball. He opined that the platoon system kept a steady flow of fresh players coming on the field and as ft result the boys have a little too much energy so they waste it by throwing elbows, flsts, knees, etc. . . . But Red Cavette, the veteran Southeastern Conference grid official, has come up wllh. a new case against, the use of platoons. It sheds an entirely different light on the controversy and, If Red's complaint Is pushed, It might be the death blow. Red does football officiating merely as a sideline. He earns his bread and butter selling sporting goods for 'n Memphis firm bearing hts name. We bumped into him at a Chick practice session (he other afternoon and It was there we learned of his plight. "This dadgummeri platoon system Is going to keep on until ft kills football officials," Red moaned, And when we challenged his statement he came forth with an explanation that not only was logical but left us cursing the Ruy that ever dreamed up the idea of having more than 11 men and a punter on a football roster, "I'll tell you what I mean," the redhead answered quickly. "I was working the Alabama-VanderbiH game a couple of weeks ago. It was 91 in the shade and humid. I got so dadgummed fatigued before that game wns over 1 thought I wasn't going to make It. "And because of the platoon sys- *tcm neither bench sent water on the field. The boys weren't bothered with the heat. They would ptay long enough for the ball to change hands find then they'd go sit down atid rest. "I finally told one of the Alabama boys to bring some water the next time he came in. Boy, it liked to have got me," Yeah, that makes the; situation lot more serious. We had never slopped Lo think about thai angle Bui Red never did explain what kept- him from walking over to one of the benches for n sip. Guess he was just too darned fatigued. Arkansas State to Meet Florida Navy Team Here Tonight Teams Clash at Haley Field At 8 p.m. in Benefit Contest College football makes its return to Dlytlicville after an 18-year layoff tonight when the Arkansas State Indians of Jonesboro take on Uie Corry Field's Cougars of Pcnsacola, Fla., at Haley Field. Pigskin Pickings After last week's feeble effort w really should give up this buslnes as a bad habit. But, no, we never learn. ARKANSAS VS. SANTA CI.AIIA —After taking Texas last week the Hogs should feel their oals in this one. Arkansas by two TDs. OSCKOLA VS. WlilTEIIAVKN — Our gticssMs this one will Uc closer than most people think. But the Scmlnolcs' weakness lip front will be the difference. Whltchavcn by 13. Columbia over Army, Cornell over Princeton, Dartmouth over Harvard, Pennsylvania over Navy, Illinois over Indiana, Ohio Stale over Town, Michigan over Minnesota, Nebraska over Missouri, Northwestern over Wisconsin, Noire Dame over Purdue, Alabama over Mississippi Stale, Tulane over Auburn, Kentucky over Florida, Georgia Tech over Vanderbilt, Maryland over LSU, North Carolina over Wnke Forest, Baylor over Texas A&M. Texas over Rice, So'mllcn Ctil over TCU, California over OreRon State, Washington over Stanford. Bob Griffin Nominated For Ail-American Honor NEW YORK, Oct. 26. (/P>—Eighteen more college .football players, headed by the back of the week and the offensive and defensive linemen of the week, have been nominated by the Associated Press board for consideration on the first and second all-America team at the end of the season. Game time for the Jaycee-spon- + sored affair Is 8 p.m. j The Indians, one of the leading' teams in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, will be (avored In the contest mainly on their record alone. Coach Frosty England's Redskins have lost but one outing this season, that being a 32-0 setback dealt "out by strong Mississippi State of the Southeastern Conference. The Cougars on the other hand, have lost four straight games. The Corry Field eleven is made up of high school and college stars from all sections of the nation who are now seeing service with the United States Navy. Scntt Coaches Cougars Coaching the, Cougavs is Lt. (Js> Dick Scott, a two-time all-Amcrl- can In his playing days at the United Slates Naval Academy. Scott on all-American honors for thej llddies In 1DM and W-11. Until an Injury sidelined him arly this season, Scott was a play- ig coach filling in at defensive ent,er. • Both teams employ the T fornia- on and boast a fine array ol ball arriers. The Indians have a couple I backfleld- dandies in fullback arl Grcenwald and halfback nich- rd Wolt while the Cougars have a ne pair in Bobby Ilolberg, a 140- xnuu] scatbacfe and Bob Vollick, a 60-!>ouncJ halfback. 1'he game is to be a benefit event itli proceeds going to the Jaycees' layground fund. As an added attraction, B. F. irogrton, a former Blytheville High chool great who in 1929 set a na- onal high school record with nine onsecutife point alter .touchdown icks, will give n drop-kicking cxhl- ition at hnlftlme intermission. Papooses Keep Unscored On Record Intact Nominated yesterday were Hank Lauricella, Tennessee, back of the week, BUI Howton, Rice end. of- fensie lineman of the week, and Bob Griffin. Arkansas center, defensive lineman of the week. Two players nominated previously were selected again in their sections—Pat, Cannamela, Southern California Jineback* Bob Griffin Zebras Defeat N. Little Rock In Big 6 Tilt NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 26 W)—The Pine Bluff Zebras took long step toward the cliampionshi) of the Big Six, the high schoo football league of Arkansas' large: cities, last night when they downei a stubborn North Little Rock eleven 13 to 1. Both teams entered the struggl boasting unbeaten records, am while a standing-room only crowi of about 6,000 looked on, Bill; Holmes led the Zebras lo a hard earned victory. The win left Pine Bluff with conference record of three wins an no defeats. It has been tied b Caniden in a non-conference ganii North Little Rock now has an ovc all record of five wins, one loss an one tie. Little Rock High School, the de fending champion, and Hot Spring are the only league obstacles le for the Zebras. Little Rock also unbeaten. , and Ray Beck, Georgia Tech uard. The nominations Include: Offensive Players: Missouri Valley—Ronnie Morris, 'ulsa quarterback, who led team rom a 0-14 deficit to defeat Mar- uette, 27-21. Big Seven—Buck McPlmll, Ok oina fullback, who picked up 215 team's 425 yards rushing against Kansas and scored one touchdown 33-21 victory. Southwest Conference—Bill How- on, Rice end, caught three touch- own passes on plays of 52, 62 anr 2 yards in Owls' 28-7 victors' over Southern Methodist, also played upcrbly on defense. Offensive Players: Southwest—Bob Griffin, Arkanas center, played 60 minutes dou- duty and ted offense that held nighty Texas to four first downs. Big Seven—Ed Rowland, Oklaho- a tackle, who made many slicing nckles and was extremely tough o budge in victory over Kansas. Missouri Valley—Joe Masnaghct i,, 235-pound Mnrquette tackle mobile giant who racked up his sUl> f line the whole game with Tulsa Stunting Swimmer Tows loots Across Mississippi ?iVer at St. Louis ST. LOUIS (ifi— If you're looklni jr an unusual tow boat servlc wlih kick In it. you could do wors han look up 49-year-old swimmer jeorge Hooper. He'll tow you and several friend across the Mississippi River in rowboat. You can float beer bar rcls attached to the back of til aoat for your convenience. Georg clcks his way across the river wit his hands behind his buck—and mmlculfed. A good swimmer since he was 7, George began this sort of stunting -ouis Risks Comeback in 3out Tonight NEW YORK, Oct. 26. M>/—Aging 'o« Louis, who wants another shot .t the heavyweight, crown more han anything else In the world, Isks that chance tonight when he aces young, undefeated, hard-hlt- •ing Hocky Marclano in a Madison Square Garden ten rounder. This-is the big lest of hts come- mck for the 37-year-old brown bomber and he knows H. A loss to .he hard-hitting, 21-year old Brock- .on, Mass., belter means the end 01 :hc trail for one of the ring's ail- :ime greats. v The.betting professionals believe Ix>ui* Is-approaching the end. They have established him as a slim to 5 favorite—the shortest odds in all of Jarring Joe's career. By light time (9 p.nj. CST1 th< odds may go up to 8 to' 5. Louis feels he has enough lc( to whip the crude, rough cx-GI who has come up like a rocket. "I'll beat him," said Louis. "May be knock him out." "I'll win," said Rocky, "mayb kncck him out. I think I can bca anyone in the world." Owls' Success Fooled Experis Victories Over SMU, Navy Belied Rice's Pre-Season RaHng By WIUIUK MAirnN HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 26. W. They figured before (he senson Hint anything Rice did tills football season was-gravy. Now they're not so sure the Owls won't lie around when they cut the championship Loaded with sophomores '31 list- d on the varsity sqtuulJ, the Ov.'ls r ere supposed to be everybody's oormat, marking time until the oungsters, got a year ol .seasoning. So, what happened? After drop- ing their first two games, to •Icnuxm ami Louisiana State, the >wls knocked off Navy and then atne through with nil astounding 8-7 victory over Southern Method- st University. This \vin over SMU counted in .ie Southwest Conference stand- igs and that's why the secortd- uessers aren't too sure now of •here the Owls will finish. That nd a terrific passing combination f Dan Drake anri Bill Howton. Drake, a sophomore in eligibility, ud Howton, a senior, each have earned for five touchdowns iti their ist two games, the ones Rice won. Coach Jess Necly Is not noted or passing out the adjectives, but .e's come close to using superla- ivcs when talking about Howton, :ho stars on defense as well as Ffcnse. The Owls are underdog again this week when they play the University f Texas and Drake Isn't figured 'Premium' Beef Won't Be Bought For Army, Navy WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. (J)-Th Army will uot pay premium piice for beer. Defense Mobllizer Charle E. Wilson said last night. Wilson's statement followed re ports that Department of Agricul ture oflicials had been discussin o be uround much for this one. He COUGAR STALWARTS—Corry Fields's Cougars, who play Arkansas state College at Haley Field tonight, boast a fine array of football talent on their roster and here are three examples. Robert Strausbaugh (left) is a 6-2, 190 pound defensive end that is highly rated and Bobby Holberg <center) and Bob Vollick are a pair of fine ball-toting halfbacks. Holberg Is a HO-pound speedster from Minneapolis and Vollick weighs 160 ana hails from Syracuse, N. Y. ' Juniors Defeat '•• Jackson 13-0 in Homecoming Tilt Blytheville's junior Papooses celebrated their 1951 homecoming in a big way last night, keeping their undefeated and unscored on record intact by whipping Jackson, Tenn., 13-0 at Haley Field. In a pre-game ceremony, Gall Whitsitt. daughter of Mr. and Mr«. H. F. Whitsitt, wa« crowned football queen by Kenneth Fisher, Pan captain. The going, as the score Indicate*, wasn't easy for the Paps. It took sterling defensive play on three different occasions to Steep their goal line uncrossed as the larger J>ck-. son squad came forth with a combination of the T and the much- talked-about "I" formations and three times drove within easy scoring distance but each time they were stopped by the Paps' hustling linemen who played a stellar game. Paps Hold On one of these occasions, In the Shawnee Indians Rout Chick Bees 33-0 in Game at Joiner JOINER. Ark., Oct. 28—Shawnee's hard blocking Indians rolled to an easy 33-0 victory over a hapless Blytheville'Chick "B" squad at the high school stadium nere last night. The Indians, scoring in every period but the fourth, made a route of the game after taking a 19-0 halftime advantage. The Indians, playing inspired ball, * •. — . got. started quickly. They took the second half, the visiting Bears drove> J 15 but theyU. ball at their own 35 after the Chicks punted in the first quarter and rolled to four straight first downs and a touchdown. Hoskins, a reserve halfback, picked up the first tally when he sprinted 27 yards around end. In the second quarter, Welch as a badly bruised hip. Another 1 tossed a 35-yard pass to Hoskins ophomore Leroy Fenstemaker, is ,ue to do most of the chunking. Neely has been unique in the lass-happy Southwest Conference n that lie stuck to the ground for most of his offense. His pass pat- erns still aren't tile razzle-dazzle •ype of Southern Methodist and Texas Christian, but they've been paying off when it counted. And this year, the passing combination of Drake to Howton has been the key to the Owls' offense. Federal Tax On Prep Soorts Events to End WASHINGTON. Oct. 26 «!')'—The 20 per cent federal tax on tickets to high school athletic contests ;oes ofl next Thursday, Nov. 1 but the tax still applies to college games. Elimination of the levy on high school games was one of the relatively few tax reductions or removals in the $5.691,000,000 tax increase bill signed by President Truman last Saturday. It applies specifically to elementary and secondary (high) schools and then only if "the proceeds inure exclusively to the benefit" of these Institutions. Aides of the Joint congressional committee on taxation said virtually all high school games would meet the conditions. A Treasury Department spokesman said the date a ticket was sold will determine whether a tax has Tor Shawnee's second touchdown itid Robertson smashed over for /lie extra point. Towards the end of the quarter, fullback Larue put the Indians three touchdowns in the lead when ho smashed through the middle of the Blytheville line from the eight-yard line to score. Ti«ce in Third Shawnee scored twice In the third quarter. Robertson passed to Welch for 25 yards and a touchdown early in the period and then lie got the extra point. f Late in the quarter, Felts," a tackle, shifted to halfback, ran two plays gained 40 yards and on the fourth try, he scored. Both sides emptied their benches in the fourth period and play was restricted between the 30 yard lines. The Chick Bees were never in the gaiiie. They threatened a couple of times but could never get a scoring drive organized. Halfback Carl Brown was a standout for the Chicks. He ran well and played a good defensive 6 Big Leagues?—MacPhai Says Four Possible Now By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. «•)—Larry MacPhail, onetime boss of the New York Yankees, wasn't kidding—or anyway not much—when he said what this country needs is six major baseball leagues. * MacPhai! said today he thinks NCAA Okays 7 Bowl Games Other Post-Season Tilts Under Study game.. Starting lineups: lilyllievillc Hay Berry Birmingham White Harris Martin Nelson Burnham .. McPnrland . Phillips Bynum Pos. . LE . LT LG . C .. . RG . RT . RE QB , HB . FB 31B Shawncc Welch Felts Speck ... Goudeaux ..... Mooring ..... Adams Streeter . S. Harrison ... Robertson ... Larue Stacks Unfolded Paper Asked not been able to get all they need | in recent weeks. | WiLsou said he was speaking for the Agriculture Department, Hie Army, the Office of Price Stabilization and his own office in stating more than 10 years ago. He also ! that "there is no Intention to take holds the record mark of 7 minutes ' such a proposal under conslcicva- for a free-style swim across the ! lion." Mississippi at St. Louis. He has dropped Into the height of 100 feet water from a with handcuffs and clothes on, and managed to surface without either. Last July he put on his lowing stunt for the defense bond drive. The Treasury Department said It was "the most unusual publicity stunt" for bonds yet. lucket Passer Saved PRINCE RUPERT. B. C. H'i- Fircmm and volunteers hastily 'ormed a bucket brigade to fight blaze m a shack when an elderly roman cried. "My son Oscar Is n that lire." But they found Oscar was busy passing buckets. Texas produces irom one-fourth to one-half of the pecan crop of the United States. Blytheville Walnut & 1st CSL Directors To Meet Sunday GREENVILLE. Miss.. Oct. 21i (.->>• —Cotton States Lcuyuc director;; will meet here Sunday morning. They are expected to di:-n]s* plans for 105'^ operations of the Cla.v c baseball circuit. Whether Greenville will enter ag.iin next year is not known. Tin five owners ot the club announced several months ago Hint they v.nuld not continue and ottered to sell the franchise for S15.000. BQZEMAN, Mont. (,!';— A Dally Chronicle subscriber complained •-JIF? didn't like the way the paperboy folding her paper. This in.irle it ton wrinkled to line kitchen shelves, she said. Now her paper is delivered unfolded. CHICAGO. Oct. 26. (Pi— Seven ot the nation's post-season football games have been given ofiicial approval by the Extra Events Commit- :ee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. A committee spokesman said requests for other post-season games are being studied and final and complete list of certified contests probably will be announced within 10 days. Bowl games already certified by the committee for one year are: Cotton, Dallas, Tex.; Rose, Pasadena, Calif.; Gator, 'Jacksonville. Fin.: Sugar, New Orleans: Sun. El Paso. Tex.: Refrigerator, Evansvillc, Ind.; and Orange, Miami. Wilbur c. Johns, athletic dircc tor of UCLA and committee chairman, who announced the list, said this is the first time the NCAA has broucht post-season games under its control. The rules stipulate that no member school shall participate in more than one post season game during any academic year. four major leagues could be formed right now. A rapidly growing population, he said, soon would support two more. The idea of six major leagues was advanced by MacPhail Wednesday when he appeared before a House Judiciary subcommittee studying whether baseball violates anti-trust laws. Today he amplified his views in a telephone Interview from his Bel Air. Md., home. VI may have exaggerated a little," he confessed, "in order to get my point across. "^ "But I really believe the major eagttes should expand. There's no eason why they should be limited a the eastern part ol the United States." Okay, where would the new eagues go? "First." MacPhail said. "Cleveland and Detroit certainly could support another major league club. And wssibly New York could stand another one or two." Then, without pausing for breath, le rattled off these cities as major eague possibilities: Seattle. Portland, San Francisco !two teams), Los Angeles (two icams), San Diego, Houston, Dal:as. Toronto. Montreal. Baltimore, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Minneapolis- St. Paul. New Orleans, Atlanta and Kansas City. Perfect Game Ends Practice DETROIT, Oct. 25. (API— Bowler Ed DebMbric knows when to quit. It's when "practice has made perfect." Ed was having a practice session the alleys— and whambo. he turn- cd in a 300 game. An average of 125 automobiles' No more practice, said Ed. Atte; daily cross the border into Mexico | all. a guy can get only so good. Hi. " j c obiles' | at Laredo, Tex. V "pre-practicc" average was 178. to inside the Paps' were held for downs. The Paps got their scores in the first and third quarters. One cam* on a long run and the other on a line plunge from the one yard line. Scatback Sammy Lum, operating from right halfback, got the Paps off to a fast start. An exchange of fumbles gave Blytheville the ball on the Jackson 32. Then on the first play following the fumble recovery, Lum took a lateral from fullback Fisher who in turn had taken one from halfback Danny Edgmon, and raced all the way to score. Fisher kicked the extra point. Second Period Scoreless The second quarter was scoreless but during the period the Bears threw a scare into the handful of Pap fans when they twice threatened to score. They drove to the Blytheville 13 but the Pap line dug in and held for downs. Then two plays later they recovered a Blytheville fumble at the Jackson 25 and moved to the 12 before Blytheville tightened up and held again. A Jackson fumble at the Bears' seven followed by a six-yard roil; ness penalty set up the Paps' end touchdown. Fisher got the scorl oil a straight buck from the one yard line. The extra point kick ms wide. " The. Bears,' led by halfback Chandler, a big and speedy lad, threatened- again In the fourth quarter but again Blytheville's defense was superb. • Taking a Blytheviile punt at their 17 the Bears drove 63 yards to the Paps 20 with the running of Chandler and the passing of quarterback Castleman paving the way. But the drive was stopped at the 17 and the Paps ran the clock out. Starting lineups: Blythevilla Rogers . Worrell .... Peeples Cobb Griffin Fong Hall Jones Edgmon Lum Fisher PCS. L.E L.T L.G c R.G R.T R.E Q.B. H.B H.B P.B Jackson Gofer Gaittrer oiy Poteet Hall Rush Teddleton Castlem Chandl Williams Aussie Fleet Modernized SYDNEY. Australia (flV-Australia plans to modify her two aircralt carriers so that jet planes and new anti-submarine planes can operate Ircm them. Eaton, new flag officer commanding the Australian Fleet. Rcar-Adm. Eaton said the flattops would be modified to follow the modern trend of naval warfare—to make the carrier the hard core of the fleet. Kentucky Cagers Admit 2nd Fix NEW YORK, Oct. 25. (API— Three University of Kentucky basketball stars of recent years, already charged with fixing one game', have admitted to shaving points in another. ' A , ttOrnE J > < ?™?»- S. HOgalt Beard and , Dale Barnsta We told the New York splracy In the fixing of the National Invitation Tournament game between Kentucky and Loyola of Chicago in Madison Square Garden, March 14, 1949. EMU-BREWED ID BE SUGAR-FREE TO BE SUGAR-FREE IT PAYS TO STORE YOUR COTTON & SOYBEAN SEED HERE Our modern warehouse assures dry, clean" storage.. .free from rat damage. Insurance rates arc amazingly low, foo, in this fireproof building. Want another reason? Financing your seed supply is much easier when you store it with Blytheville Warehouse Co. Gel all the details—call today. BLYTHEVILLE WAREHOUSE CO. No. Highway 61 Phone 6277 LEVEE TAXES NOW DUE TRIBUTARY TAXES ARE ALSO DUE There is an added lax for this year, known a* the Tributary Tax, which is to be paid along with your Levee Taxes. PAY BY MAIL AND SAVE TIME Yhen you receive your tax statement, send it with your check or a Money Order for the full amount of your Levee Taxes and your Tributary Taxes, with exchange, to me at P. 0. Box 358, Wilson, Ark. will be in., OSCEOLA — October 27, Court House Blytheville, Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, Court House MRS. EMILY P. TRAMMEL, COLLECTOR Box 358 Wilson, Ark.

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