The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1949 · Page 6
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PAGE SIT. BLYTHEVn-LE (ARK,) COUKTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1949 tigers of Brinkley Underdogs for Tilt Here Friday Night Coach Tom Cook of Brinkley High School will bring a victory-hungry band of Tigers to town Friday night to 'engage Coach Russell Mosley's Blylheville Chicktisaws, The Tigers have played eight* games so far this season and they have lost every one. As a matter of fact, in those eight games they have scored but two touchdowns while the opposition has piled up a total of 273 points. • That's the team that will face the Chicks in their final home showing Friday night and the prospects of the Tigers ending their winless streak are almost nil, according to the expelts. CWchs nememlicr 1018 Game But to the Chicks, that record means nothing. They will remember with a shudder the situation that surrounded last year's "Brinkley breather" which was almost identical to the one this year. In last year's outing the Tigers took advantage of a mud-caked field to force a Chickasaw team that was well on its way to a stale championship to stage a late rally 111 order to save a 12-0 decision. With memories of that game flashing through their minds, the Chicks got down to serious business yesterday afternoon in preparing for Friday night tilt. After a long session In covering punts and tackling, coach Russell Mosley sent his tribe through a gruelling full-time scrimmage at Haley Field with the accent on defensive play especially, against passes. Coach Mosley and his aide. Coach John Staples divided their squad into two teams, mixing the regulars - with the reserves and staged a mock game during which several Brinkley spread and pass ; 'plays were used and the proper defense explained. Passes May Get Wider XJse At the same time the Chicks brushed up on their own passing attack which could be an indication .that the Mosley may take advantage of the situation to experiment with a more extensive pass- Ing attack. That Is, of course, provided a substantial margin can be built up. > During practices . Monday and yesterday - Coach Mosley directed most of his attention 'to the play ' of the reserves who ' have had little opportunity lo see action this year, evidently Intending' to use the scrubs as much as possible Friday night. There was even talk that Mosley would start in's .second stringers against the Tigers in order to give his regulars a rest for .the. first playoff game next week, .. but. this is doubtful. ' C. G- Redman," president of the Chickasaw Athletic Club, said yes. terday' that a preliminary game •between two teanis in the Y's 'Grammar School League Is being ; planned for Friday nighfc. This game, he said, is scheduled to start s.t 6:45 and will 'be a regular ; league contest with the opposing teams to be picked by the Y. AP Poll Picks Leon Hart as Top Lineman NEW YORK, Nov. 0. (AF 1 )—Big Leon Hart, Noire Dime's hu-sky 240- pound euit. Is thU week's lineman or the week. Hurt's work In the Michigan State game earned him the aw.ird in the weekly Associated Press ix>ll. Thus for (lie -second .straight week Hie award went to a player Irom the Pittsburgh, Pa., area. Hart is from Turtle Creek, Pa. Last week the award went to Duke's Blaine Earon from Altoona, Pa. Prank Leahy, Notre Dame coach, thinks so highly of his six-foot- four end, he would like to try him at fullback, carrying the ball. However, Hart is too good a blocker at end. Besides he sometimes carries the ball on end-around plays and when he snares forward passe.;. In one play of the Michigan State game Hart caught ii pass. Two MSC tacklers tried to stop him, but both were knocked flat. Hart's performance surpassed tViat ol Jimmy Kynes, Florida center, who sparked his team to ai! up.set triumph over Georgia. Two tackles, Dick Johnson of Virginia, and Jack Jennings, of Ohio State, played major roles in their teams' victories over Pennsylvania and Pitt. James '.'FroBgle" Williams, Rice end, and Rudy Ba.uman, Texas wingman, turned in sterling performances in the southwest. Wall is Elected By Cage Officials . County Association Reorganized to Foster Better Understanding Harold (Trigger) Wall, popular Manila cage official, was elected president of the Mississippi County Basketball Officials Association at a re-organization meeting of the association in City Hall here last night, Charles Jolliff, former coach of the Manila High School team and who Is now manager of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce was elected secretary of the organization. The meeting was attended by 10 officials ol the county along with 10 coaches as special guests. Following the meeting, tlie officials and coaclic.5 discussed the 19-19-30 rules changes for both boys anil girls. Tiie organization, the purpose of which is to promote better officiating in the county and a better understanding between officials and coaches, will hold bi-moiUhly meetings every other Monday night throughout basketball season. The association's llrst meeting is set for Nov. 21 at the home of Leslie (Dukic) Speck in O.iccola. All cage officials ot the county are eligible for membership in the MU- slssippi County Association provided they become members of the Arkansas Officials' Association. Following the re-organizational meeting Ebb Pickens. Jonesboro official and sporting goods salesman, led the discussion on the new rules changes. ine Bluff Cards/ A Brownie Farm, To Change Name PINE BLUFF, Ark., Nov. 3— This city's Cotton States 'League asebal! team -won't be called Cardinals" any more. Why? The club's working' agrce- lent with the St. Louis Browns as been strengthened' aud the Id monicker Just doesn't seem to Bums Reported "Eyeing" Reds' Raffensberger BROOKLYN, Nov. 9. (AP)—The Brooklyn Dodgers are going all out --for the one man they believe wil :help them win not only the 1950 National League pennant but the World Series as well. The man is : southpaw pitcher Ken Raffensberg er of the Cincinnati Reds. The hint that the Dodgers are ho . »Iter a "good, reliable" veterar pitcher, with no names mentioned was dropped at an official conference conducted by Presiden Branch Rickey yesterday. The conference was called to an nounce that 65-year-old Burt Shot ton would be back as manager o the Dodgers next year. Neither Rickey nor Shotton woul come right out and say so' but was learned that Raffcnsberger the pitcher both are eyeing. "I think the club is good enoug to win the pennant as it slant right now," Shotton said. "Howeve we're after the World Series. W have lots of good kid pitchers. What we lack is a good, reliable, old pitcher, who can start games and relieve jvhen necessary." RafJcnsberger, working both as a starter and reliever last season, won 18 games and lost n for the seventh place Reds. Next season will be his 10th In the majors. Tackles—Wade Walker. Oklaho- a. And Carl EllLs, Kansas. Guards—Dave Hanner, Arkansas. it Into that picture. So the Pine Bluff stockholders ast night voted to junk "Card- nals" and to conduct a contest which the fans will select nickname. / LR Junior College Receives Feelers From Two Bowls LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 9. W/—Little Rock's Trojans are among 11 Junior college football lenms which have been sent "feelers" by the Junior Sugar Bowl. The Junior Sugar Bowl game will be played at Monroe, La., Dec. 9. le Rock also has received a feeler" from the Junior Rose Bowl. Pasadena. "Feelers" are letters asking jchools If they would be Interested n Invitations to play in bowl games. They are not Invitations. Sense Smog Smacks Crescent City Again NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9. (API- Smog smacked New Orleans again today. After appearing Monday for the first time, the smoke-mingled log lay heavy over suburban areas in the early morning hours, disrupting tralfice and halting flight operations at Moisant International airport. State police reported more thai: 200 vehicles stranded for a six-hour period from midnight to € a.vn. The smog, as before, was apparently caused by grass fire smoke being trapped by a dense fog. —Courier News Photo PAIR OF SKMI.\OI,i:S—This is the way Osceola quarterback Tommy Spiers aud center Jim Dicky Wright will look to the guards of Wilson's Bulldogs Friday night when the two teams meet at Hale Field in Osceola; spiers, a sophomore, has been outstanding In the Seminole backlield his year. The Wilson-Osceola tilt will decide the District 3-B cham- ionship. 'rivote Flyers Plan Meeting at Airport Members of the Blythevllle Prl- •ate Flyers Association will hok heir monthly meeting at 7:30 tomorrow night in the pilots' lounge t the Municipal Airport, W. H Yarbroiigh, secretary-treasurer, said oriay. "Deatfcpf o Tradition' NEW YORK, Nov. 9. (A>>—Time Sqjare, in years past a noisy mas ol cheering celebrants on elcctio night, was just another spot o Broadway last night. The 100 police assigned to kee order in the area, which has see crowds of more than a million fo Jradlcy Picked 3y Rupp as Top basketball Team CHICAGO. Nov. ' 9— W/— Bradley University of Peoria, 111., will be he nation's No. 1 basketball team his season — at least, predicts Adlph Rupp, coach of Kentucky's N.C.A.A. champions. Rupp listed Bradley on top in a un down of liis first five choices it a Chicago Basketball Writers' Association meeting last night. He grouped the other four, not especially in order, ns Bowling reen of Ohio, Tulane, Loyola of Chicago and San Francisco. Bradley, with a 27-8 regular season record last campaign, lost to Bowling Green in ' a third place playoff in the Metropolitan invitational Tourney in New York Sty. Rupp said Bradley will have its team virtually intact, "Kentucky is starting from scratch and will be green," he said. "But we'll make a gooi showing." Ninth HoJe-/n-One LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 9— {/Pi— Holes-in-one are commonplace to Litter amateur golfer Grady Holloway. . He shot his ninth ace with five iron on the 173-yard No. 2 hole at Ihc Fair Park course yesterday. Papooses Drill For Conway Tilt Blythevillt Needs One More Win for 50-50 Record for '49 Blythevllle'i Junior Papooses will ring down the curtain on their 1949 season tomorrow night when they Journey to Conway to engage the strong Conway Junior High Wampus Kittens. The Papooses, boasting a 2-3 record in games this season, will be out to even up this mark to give them a .500 average for the season. Coach Earl Stabler sent his tribe of juniors through their last rough paces yesterday afternoon and has scheduled only light drills for tonight. The Paps will depart by bus for Conway early tomorr/Jw. The Paps will go to Conway will very little Information on the Conway juniors but they will be expecting a tough battle. Coach Stabler was unablt to learn much about the Wampus Kittens' record but It was reported that they were ont of the stronger junior teams In District Five. The Pnps scrimmaged again yesterday, thels finnl session of the season, for more than an hour, and In spite of the fact they were a bit rusty from two weeks of idleness, their spirits were high. During yesterday's scrimmage Coach Stabler accented both offensive and defensive work, running his regulars against the reserves with both teams switching from offense to defense. Coach Stabler's squad is hi good shape physically for the Conway reported by the 'squadmen.- The battle with only a few minor braises Paps will spend Thursday night in Conway returning to Blyth'eville Friday morning. Kramer Beats Gonzales In Pittsburgh Match PITTSBURGH, Nov. .9— (/Pi— Jack Kramer, veteran of the pro tennis wars, defeated newcomer Pancho Gonzales last night by taking the last two sets 6-3, 6-3, after losing the opener 8-6. It marked Kramer's sixth win in the, nine matches with Gonzales on their current transcontinental tour. Pancho Segura downed Prank Parker 4-6, 8-1, 1-5. Sports Roundup Hush . Jr. NEW YORK, Nov. 9. (AP)-Lou ZJtlle, who can explain almost everything, has his own explanation of the high scoring in football this season. . . It's simply that a coach, in picking his two platoons puts the fastest ant! best co-ordi- nated men on the offensive team. . . . "If you make one little mistake against players like that, they are gone for a touchdown," l/>u explains, . . . Little has watched the best offensive efforts of a lot of good teams while they were running over his'Columbia team this fall, . . . From that viewpoint, his analysis of two of this week's top eastern games Is ihls: Dartmouth vs. Cornell— with a few breaks for Dartmouth—should be pretty even: Army Is stronger and hns a better team than Pcim, but that doesn't necessarily mean Army will \vii\, Out of rial-Tune When Washington ami Lee was playing George Washington recently the Generals (that's W and L) drove 80 yards downfield, only to lose the ball on a fumble near the goal line. . . . Immediately Coach George Barclay sent his defensive unit racing onto the field while the offensive players trudged off. , . An uninitiated spectator behind the W and L bench then sang out: "That seems da\vgonned unfair of the coach. The team marches all the way up the field with the ball and just because they make one little mistake, he takes them all out of the ball game.'' Wilson One of Four Teams in State with Undefeated Record LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 9. C/P)—Just four of Arkansas 140 or more high, school football teams remain undefeated and untied. They are Stuttgart, Class A, with nine victories; Waldron, Class A with eight, and Pocahontas and Wilson; Class B elevens which have won seven each. late. Oklahoma vs. Missouri Oklahoma And Darrell Royal Will cause Missouri's Blood to boil. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh's Panthers Ain't got the anthwers. California vs. Oregon California will make a score When it digs down in the mlnej 'for ore. Wyoming vs. Baylor || Wyoming will find only hexes Deep in the heart of Texas, other elections, estimated night's quiet gathering at 1000. Said an old-timer around Times Square: ' - ' "The death of a tradition." Attention Veterans: Pay Your Legion Dues Now! 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