The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 8, 1950
Page 12
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PACK 'HVELVE BLYTHEVTLLB, (ARK.) COURtER NEWS Chickasaws Going After 15th Straight Win, AA Crown DUC \A/:ir D~ cu^j.: i ^ .....' —t - —- ___^^ FRIDAY, DECEMBER s, BUS Will Be Shooting For Second State Titlfe In 3 Years at Camden Coach Russ Mosley's undefeated and untied Blytheville Chicks go (or the Wiie chips tonight when they tangle with the Camden High Panthers for the state Class AA championship on Camden's Abbott Field. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. This is the "it" game for both teams.. A victory means the state title. The winner will be declared the undisputed champion of Hie state's second largest high school athletic division. For the Chicks, such an honor would be their second In the past three years. They won the crown in 1948 by defeating Smackover in the playoff finals. But for the Panthers, it would be the flrst time they hnvc won the honor since the classification system was Inaugurated. The weatherman has promised warmer weather for todav and tonight but the Blytheville tribe Is : taking no chances, The Chicks took with them their "secret weapons"—tennis shoes and gloves, that faw them through the Forrest City game two weeks ago on-a frozen field. Reports from Camden late yesterday were that all of the snow that fell on that city Monday night had melted and that Abbott Field was being manicured for tonight's important, tussle. Offensive Battle Looms The game is expected to be a battle of offenses as both the Panthers and the Chicks are offensive- Probable Starting Lineups No. 61 58 69 10 65 84 CO 13 56 55 57 centered around the passing of Mel Hay and the running of halfback Charley 'Rufl> Lutes and fullback Robert Reid. The Chicks will be after their 15th straight win. Their victory string includes 13 victories this season and one carry-over from last year. ' minded. The Panthers employ three different formations, the double wing, tlqht and spread T, and the short punt. However, most of their plays are from the double wing. The Panthers operate their three offenses behind what observers say is the best line the Chfcks have fared all year. The forward wall is anchored by 2 psir o! 200-pounrt-plus lads, Charles Plunkeft at 210 and John McAlister at 205. who operate at both guard and t.ickJe. At offensive guards the Panthers will have Bobby Jackson, a 184- pounri freshman, and Bill Cullcn, at 176, who were rated by scouts' as exceptionally good toys, i Chicks Afler No. 15 Camden's hackficld Is centered around Richard Rushing, a 165- poimd quarterback, who handles most of the passing chores. Andrew Marino, at 163, and Gene Lewis, 160, handle most of the wide sliifT and Vernon Buchanan, at 154 '"^l'" 15 ' °"? raLcS at fullback. 111U eame wns The Chicks employ four different played at Oosncll formations, the Notre Dam ' ' «"<"«.«. Bijthrvllk Player Ted Vance Bill Boyd Bill Mayo ' J. C. Droke Loroy Criner Eugene Koonce Mack Hay Dick Reid Mel Hay. Charles Lutes Robert Reid Avrnjrs Line—170 Backs—173 , Teamr-m Wl. 160 187 165 182 170 185 145 162 130 160 190 Camrfen Poi. Wt. Player No. L.-E. 170 Gordon Newton 25 1..T. 205 John .McAlister w L..G. 184 Bobby Jackson 32 C. 162 Thomas Urrey 24 R G. 116 Bill Cullen 33 R-T. 210 Charles Plunknlt 38 R-E. 151 Wallace Porter ' 20 Q.8. 165 Richard Rushing .27 H.B. 163 Andrew Marino 18 H.B. 160 One Lewis 30 F.B. 154 V. Buchanan 23 Averages Line—119 Hacks—160 Team—112 Gosnell-Burdette Game Postponed Tonight's schedule basketball doubtc-hearier between Gosnell anrl Burdette has- been postponed due to weather. Gosnell Coach Roy Harm said today that :he game has been postponed and that no dale has been set for playing the contest. The game was scheduled to IJD Furgol Boys Top Miami Favorites MIAMI. Fla.. Dec. 8. f/Pj—A pair of professional golfers named Furgol—Ed and Marty—ranked as Ihe surprise favorites today in the. 510000 Miami .International four-ball Solf tournament. Thf Furgol boys, who have similar last names and deadly putters but otherwise are not related downed Hie lop seeded duo of Sam Snead. White Sulphur Springs, w. Va., and Jirn Ferricr, San Francisco, 2 and I yesterday In the major upset of the tournament. They are matched for today's third round with Tony Forma Cincinnati, Ohio and Bob Toskl, Northampton. Mass. The Pennn-Toski combination eliminated Al Besselink Royal Oak. Mich., and Earl Chris- Texas Aggies, Georgia Open Bowl Season COLLEGE PARK, Mel., nee 8 (/T>)_ The Texas Agcies and Georgia's Bulldogs were due here today to take the lid orT the major postseason bowl Raines. They meet In I the first Presidential Cup contest j tomorrow. Coach Wally Bulls' Bulldogs, arriving in nei'i-by Washington D C by train, will be shooting for their' third bowl victory over a Southwestern team They whipped Tc.vas Christian in the 1042 Orange Bowl and Tulsa in the 1946 oil Bowl. The Aggies, win chose to fly up for the big game, have split their four previous bow! games; they beat Tnlane in the 1910 Sugar Bowl and nipped Fordham 13-12 In the 1941 Colion Bowl, they dropped decisions to Alabama In the 1912 Colton Bow] and L.S.U. beat them in the 19 14 Orange Bowl. Royal welcomes were worked out for both teams on their arrival here. Col. Waldron E. Leonard chairman of the District of Columbia Citizens Committee, planned to present the keys of the nation's capital to Georgia in the morning and the Aggies In the afternoon. Luncheons, dinners and other affairs are on the weekend schedule. Elaborate ceremonies for Washington's entry into the bowl season arc being planned for halftlme during the game, it was announced , today. Army, Navy, Marine Corps , and Air Force bands will peilorm yesterday's action that most lopsided victory of the second musical organizations 43 big league and 278 minor league from nearby high schools. players. The rule officially \ ~^^ Beware the Future, Chandler Warns U. S. Baseball Moguls *• "We're living in terrible times," baseball's high crfmnHSBionerTad^oldThe a ijaniiuet last night marking the 4!Hh convention's closing. "We've got to look e lace, n e ve got to be ready for every emergency. 'We must, be prepared to face the uncertainly and you fellows must make plans accordingly." While denying, in effect, thai he had told a group of newspapermen informally to expect total mo- tilizitlon and that baseball may have to cease operations, Chandler left no doubl that the game must beVrennrcd for just such an emergency. "We are coming to a critical period," he told his audience of 1,000. Chandler told of a recent visit with President Truman in Washington when he discussed baseball and the world crisis with the nation's chief executive. The commissioner said the President's views were encouraging. The war threat to baseball hinted at by Chandler's address pushed into l.he background the bonus and high school rule repeal and even the anticipated arrival of Branch Rickey and Billy Meyer. P.abys Of/ Beach The moguls ended a. three-year will be tossed out next week when farm director of the Chicago White IVln lYlatm-c Af\ II... ..........i...» - if, . , ^ **lv« Sox and Boston Red Sox, was na». ed manager of the Buffalo club ot the International League. the majors do the expected and follow the minors' Inilialive. Should that- happen, It would mean lhat such lads as Paul Pettit, Pittsburgh's $100.000 bonus baby. Johnny Antonelli of Boston's Braves. Frank House of Detroit and Gu.> Kariazakos of the Chicago White Sox, could be sent out for more seasoning. Under the present rule a bonus player must be kept after only one year in a lower classification. The high school rule is due to be revised. An eight-man committee will be apointed to draw up a new agreement permiting baseball to discuss terms with schoolboys, particularly during Iheir senior year. Under a present agreeemnt, which' does not expire until Dec. 31, 1951,' a student may not be approached until cither he or his class has been ] graduated. On Die playing frorjl, the only news of major calibre was Ihe signing of Mike Elyba as coach of Ihe St. Louis Cardinals. As had been predicted by the Associated Press for several days, George (Specs) Torporcer. former New York cily has more than 33,000 teachers. IT'S SMART . . . IT'S THRIFTY , . . IT'S PATRIOTIC . . . t« ke«p you t&M* In iood repair . , , . beeanse SHOE REPAIR GIVES EXTRA WEAR H-flLTCRS ? -ILITY SHOC SHOP 121 w M o i KJ c -r Phone 591 Television Sale 406 W. 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