The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 28, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1950
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BTG«T (ARK.) COURIER NEW* TUTMDAT, NOVEMBER M, 1»M Chicks Work Hard For Polio Bowl Tilt ' Blylheville'a Chicks by-passed their usual light Monday drills yesterday and got down to serious drills as they preppod for their Thursday night engagement with Russellville, Ky., irt the second annual Polio Bowl game at Charleston, Mo. Armed with a set of Russellville' plays obtained by Coach RUM Mosley and BUI Stancil who watched Rua&etlvtlle play Bowling Green, Ky,. Ja.rt Thursday, the Chick* set. to work immediately on defenses they think will slop the highly touted, aingtt wing offense of the Western Kentucky Conference champt. Coach Mosley appeared none to optimistic over Hie chances of his Chicks extending their current victory string to 12 games In the tus- Ml. "They got a good, big team." he wild, "and our work Is strict]}' exit out for us/ J , ; Mosley sent his tribe through a long session on the dummies during yesterday's session, sharpening up their blocking, and then he starled to work on seUIng up defenses. ' The Chicks are scheduled for an even harder and longer session today, which probably will be their last rough drill ol (lie week. Today's session is to be primarily on defenses, Coach Mosley said, with the team getting a good took at some nf Coach, Director Quit at K-Slate Big Seven Doormat Seeking Seventh Mentor Since 1934 Sale of Bowl Tickets To Close Tomorrow Blytheville Kiwanis Club officials, today, urged Blytheville football fans planning to attend the Polio Bowl game at Charleston, Mo., Thursday night, to buy their tickets by tomorrow. Arthur S. Harrison, secretary of the KiwanLs Club, stated that Charleston officials have notified him that the game is a complete 'sell-out and has ordered tickets taken off sale tomorrow. Persons wiio have requested reserved seat tickets to the game must pick them up by 4 p.m. tomorrow, Mr. Harrison said, .or they will be returned to Charleston. ; , tht RussellvlJIe plays. 1 Tn Taper Off TcHnwrow Tomorrow afternoon the Tribe will taper off with i. light dress rehearsal drill. HusseHvillc'a touted single wing attack has carried lh« west Kentucky lea m ! .to 10 straight victories already this season and won it high praiM in Kentucky prep school clr- Vle*. . . ; Let din? . the offensive attack Is tMm Sanforrt, a 205-pound all-con (erence bruiser who alternates between wingback, tailback and full- bftck. San ford is one of the leading •corers of the Weaiern Kentucky Conference. "They've got a good, big line, too/ Mosley added, "as big if not bigger than any line we have seen ,all j-wir. Both tackles are 300 or better Mid both guards are big boys." Th* Polio Bowl is a benefit affair .ipon-sored by the Charleston Kiwanis Club. Proceeds of the game art k> be split evenly amonp Blythe- TiHe, Charleston and Rxissellville lor polio .work. . MANHATTAN, Ka.s., Nov. 28. (AP) — Kansaj State College, a long-time doormat In major college football, today was seeking its 23rd head coach and a new athletic director. , . Ralph Graham, one-time Kansas star, re-signed last. Wednesday after three years, as head coach. He previously had served as assistant to A, N. (Bo) McMillln at Indiana and as head coach at Wichita University. Thurlo McCrady, who came to Kansas State In March of 1947, yesterday resigned as athletic director. x Thus, K-State is after its seventh head coach since ^Lyrm (Pappy Waldorf, now of California U.. tutored a Big Seven conference team to the championship here In 1934. The 1951 coach will be the sixth since 1944. McCrady came to Kansas State from Brooking.s, S.D., where he had served as athletic director and head football coach at South Dakota State for six years. Previously he had directed and coached at Hastings (Nebr) College. McCrady to Simy On McCrady indicated he would remain at Kansas Stat< "for the present at least" as a member of the Physical Education Department. Graham said he was retiring from the coaching profession because of ill health. Any number of names have been mentioned in con nee I ion with the coaching Job, although none came from official channels. High on the rumor list are Bowrien Wyatt of Wyoming". Volney Ashford of Missouri Valley. Fran Welch of Emporia <K*w) state, and Wilbur Moore, former Minnesota star now serving as back field coach of the professional Washington Redskins. K a nsa s State won only ori« con - ference game under Graham while losing 15. It tripped Colorado la-st .season, 27-13, for its first, league victory , since 1944. The Wildcat* have only one victory to show for their, 33 conference matches. They have lost nine straight this se'ason after winning their opener against little Ba'^er (Kas) University. Steers, Aggies Prep for Battle Longhorns Witness Light Drills While Opponent* Work Hard DALLAS, Tex., Nov. M. (AP) — The University of Texas and Tejas A. Ac M. wind up preparations for their traditional tangle at Austin Thursday with practically ho in- Jury lists. Other southwest conference learns appear In gcod physical shape for their games Saturday. The Longhorns, already Soutn- wesl. Conference champs, ran through a brisk dummy scrimmage yesterday but there was little contact work as coaches look extri precautions against injuries. The only Longhorn not lit for duty Is John Allred, reserve end, who twisted .in elbow rriday in a rctiRh scrimmage. Coach Blair Cherry was absent yesterday with a light cold picked up while ^couting the Tennessee- Kentucky tame last, Saturday which was played hi a snowbound atmosphere. On the other hand, Aggie Coach Harry Stilleler chanced presume injuries yesterday with a hard workout. Another lively—but secret -session is scheduled today with a light warm up.- tomorrow. Texas Christian went through a short workout yesterday In preparation for the game with Southern Methodist Saturday. Hurdling Stopped Coach Dutch Meyer stopped the hurdling career of Bobby "Jumping' Jack Floyd, who jumped ovei Rice Owls four times in last Saturday's games. There was some question on Jegality on two of the leaps. Meye: pointed out that It's a 15-yard penaltj if an official decides the ball carrier's feet preceded his head in jumping over a tackier. , Southern Methodist reported near top shape, physically .sj^aki after the 3-0 loss to Baylor. Four players, all Injured before the Baylor game. • missed practice yesterday. They were backs Dil Richards and Henry Stollenwerck and linemen Bobby Collier and Ha Quinn. The Baylor Bears looked over movies of the SMU upset a,nd heard a scouting report on Rice. Scout Vis Bradford warned that Rice would prove much tougher this Saturday than SMU was last Saturday A long drill is scheduled (or the Bears today. In Houston. Rice Coach Jess Neel.y said he doubted the Owls could bea" Baylor. He told the team that scouting reports described Baylor quarterback Larry Isbell as one of the finest ball handlers In the country Two Rice first stringers injured against Texas Christian are expected to be In shape for the Baylor game. They are tackle Paul Girosk and halfback Sonny Wyatt. The Influence ot the Tibetan brand of LRmaisiic Buddhism ex- NEW YORK, Nov. 28. (AP)—Th« University of-Okla- om» today gained the nation's most coveted colleg* football iistinction—No.-1 position in the final weekly Associated polltrund by an overwhelming majority. the lit sport* writer* Four Big Bowls Select Foes for Jan., 1 Games By FKEI> HAVDES NEW YORK, Nov. 28. (/!•/—The college football bowl picture was nearing completion today with the big four—the Rose, Sugar, Cotton and Orange bovi'l games—among H already lined up. At Pasadena, Calif., the New happy to be Invited to the bowl Year's Day atlraction will be California vs Michigan in the Rose Bowl; In New Orleans' Sugar Bowl it will be Kentucky vs Oklahoma; Dallas' Cotton Bowl will pit Tennessee against Texas, and in Miami's Ornnge Bowl the Miami Hurricanes will battle it out with Clcm- son's Tigers.' Five teams remain In the running for the Gator Bowl affair at Jacksonville, Fla. California's : Bears, the Pacific Coast Conference king.vwho finished this season with nine victories and one tie, will be in the Rose Bowl for a third consecutive year and hope the third lime will prove the charm. They bowed last January to Ohio State, n-14, and in 1919 to Northwestern, 20-14. Michigan (5-3-1). the Big Ten champion, appeared in the Hose Bowl In 1048, routing USC 49-0. Oklahoma (9-0-01, like California, will be playing a third straight time in the same bowl— the Sugar. Last New Year'.s. the Sooiiers drubbed —Fh«i« by Tr»TU SRMINOLK FORWARDS — Marked Tree's Indians are likely to see plenty of these two hustling Osceol* linemen, tackle Jimmy Lowe (left) and guard Jimmy Lee Stevens when they clash with the Semmolei Thursday afternoon. Both boys are regulars and are playing their final year with the Semlnoles. Lowe tips the scales at 190 and Stevens weighs 170. Louisiana State, 35-0, and in they beat , North Carolina. 1949 14-6. Minor, Major Leagues to Air Baseball Problems Next Week ST. PErERSBCTRC, Fla., Nov. 28. (AP)—Baseball will be moving W* ttational headquarters to St. Petersburg lor two weeks beginning Sunday, when the top men In the sport assemble for the unnual minor *nd major league meetings. Club owners, presidents and other- officials will begin getting together on deals Sunday. Several individual leagues also will have meetings then before tk* general convention opens. The numerous minor leagues, which operate as the. National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, get going first. Their annual player draft, with teams picking Irom 5.000 eligible players, is set for next Monday and Tuesday. The minor league meeting officially opens December 6. One of the chief items of business will be the fight to abolish radio broadcast* and television of all games, both major and minor. Many minor league owners say this Is ruining their attendance. Other business includes possible repeal of the bonus rule, changes in rules for signing high school players, a ban on bonuses for free agents, and numerous changes to the major- minor rules code. The minor leagues are expected .. to be in session most of next week. The week after that Ihe major: American and National leagues- lake over. Bums Expected To Pick Dressen As New Manager NEW TORK, Nov. 28. M>)—The guessing game concerning who wil manage the Brooklyn Dodgers nex season was expected to end today with Chuck Dressen the winner. Dodger president Walter O'Mallej has called a press conference foi 1 p.m. (CST) and the fate of Bur Sholton Is expected to be decided The Associated Press learned yes terdiy on good authority that Dres «en, Dodger coach under the I.ei Durocher regime, will be named th n«w Dodger pilot. Dressen, who piloted Oakland o th. Pacific Coast to the champion •hip this season, left his Oakland Calir, home last wee* en rout to lh« major-minor league meet Imjs hi St. Petersburg, F!a., nex week. Dodger officials refused yesler day la comment on the report th» Dressrn would boss the nock 1951. niessen was believed to be Nfw York or vicinity. ShotUm, who led tb« Dodjen «o Charles, Barone : ight Postponed Until Next Week CINCINNATI. Nov. 3(1. (AP) — Unhappy fight fans who poured nlo Cincinnati had this problem o consider today: Should we wait here until Dec. 5 o see Ezzard Charles and Nick Barone fight for the title or should we go back home? Many of the fight fanaKcs »rived here early yesterday, assured by news reports that Charles, the rorld heavyweight champ, was gong to defend his crown tonight de- pite the week-end snowstorm vhich turned Ohio topsy-turvy. And so he was, until the Cincin lati Boxing and Wrestling Commission nixed the deal at an emer lency session yesterday. The com missioners readily approved the lostponement which promoter Sam Becker had requested earlier. The decision came in a meeting nf the commissioners and the man agers of both boxing principals— Henny Andrews, pilot of the Syra. cuse, N.Y., bull and Tom Tanna. and Jack Mlnti, guardians of th title-holder. Their agreement was probabl; influenced by * recommendation by Oris Hamilton, Cincinnati saf ety director. He urged the dela 'because the traffic problem wcnil« be Insurmountable." Grade School Gridders to Be honored by Y - <-.?- .... yeTEiand coaches of the tour ementsry, schools that make up ne Blytheville Y's Grade School ootball League, will be gviesU> ot he Y tomorrow night at the an- ual football banquet. The banquet will be held at the beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following the banquet, which will x presided over by Y officials, the outhfui grldders will be shown Ims on football and other sports. J. P. Garrott, Y director, said lat the championship trophy which s presented to the league winner t the banquet each year, has not een received and will be presented t ft later dale. Burdette Cagers To Ride Donkeys The Burdette High School boy basketball team will take on ma members of the school's faculty i a donkey basketball game »t th Burdette High School gym tonlgh sit 1*30. The game wilt be governed b regular basketball rules except par ticipating players will play the gam astride trained donkeys. Proceeds of the game are to to (he school's athletic fund. two pennants and a second plm finish In three seasons at Ihe hell *"™ "° thin|t * h " * i . Kentucky (jlO-1-0) was bidding for » perfect 1950 season before succumbing last weekend to Tennessee 7-0. Tht Sooners have,* .to-game- winning 'streak going, including their twoiprevious New Orleans conquests, and will conclude their season Saturday against Oklahoma A. & M. Rut Wilkinson's squad captured the Big Seven crown, while Kentucky's Wildcats are the Southeast Conference kings. Sooner* Top Team Oklahoma was the -No. I team In the Associated Press' final nationwide poll announced today. Miami, in nine games so far this season, has won eight but was held to a tie by Louisville University. The Hurricanes will wind up (heir regular campaign Friday night against Missouri. Clemson (8-0-H was runnerup to Washington and Lee in the Southern Conference race. The Tigers have twice won post-season game's. They defeated Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl And won over Missouri in the 1949 Gator Bowl. ' Wilkinson of Oklahoma said of the Sugar Bowl game, "we are very and honored by the invitation." Rival Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant of Kentucky expresses similar enthusiasm about the prospect ol playing "such a fine team as Oklahoma. The boys also think it's a great honor. They indicated Oklahoma as their choice to play after we accepted the Sugar Bowl bid. They want to play the best team in the country." The Cotton Bowl foes—Tennessee and Te.xas, were named last week. Here's how the other bowl games shape up to date: Jan. 1 Gator, JacKsonville. Fla.: five teams under consideration with announcement expected today. They were Alabama; Wyoming, Nebraska, Tulsa and Washington and Lee. Sun Bowl. El Paso, Tex.: West Texas Slate vs Cincinnati. Salad Bowl. Phoenix. Ariz.: Arl- 7ona State (Tempel vs opponent to be selected, probably today. Ten teams under consideration were: Drake, Miami of Ohio, Hardin- Simmons. Wichita. North Texas State. Villanova, Detroit, Tulsa, Loyola of Los Angeles and John Carroll. Oleander Bowl, Galveslon. Tex.: Wharton (Tex.) Junior College vs San Atigelo (Tex) Junior College. Tangerine Bowl. Orlando. Fla.: Emory and Henry vs Morris Harvey. nee. Lions' Bowl, Laurel, Miss.: Holmes County (Miss.) Junior College vs East Mississippi Junior College. Dec. Z Refrigerator Bowl. Evansville, fnd.: Gustavus Adolphu« vs Abilene Christian. Orange Blossom Bowl, Miami: Florida A. A: M. vs Wilberlorce (O) Stale. Potato Bowl, Bakersfield, Calif.: Olympic Junior College vs Bakersfield Junior College. Vfc. » Junior Sugar Bowl. Monroe, Ala.: Del Mar (Corpus Chrlsli, Tex.) vs Garden City'Junior College (Garden City, Kas.t Dec. » Presidential Cup. College Park. Md.: Texas A. A: M. vs Georgia. Pythian Bowl, Salisbury, N. C.: Appalachian vs opponent t« be ASTC Cagers Play at Wilson Friday Night In Final APVoting lOt. FAIJ4I \ Sports Roundup •UGH FV1XEBTON A. NEW YORK, Nov. 2«. (fl>j_Just about two years ago Walter Charlesworth of Grand Island, Neb., sent word la this dept.' to keep an eye on "another Gienn Davis" who hart High Bob .urned up «t .Grand Island School. . . . His name was , fleynolds. . . Always willing to take i hint, we relayed that Information to the ieadere. , . You've Arkansas state Teachers' Bea cagers, who are rated as one (he top contenders for the Arkansa Intercollegiate Conference title th \ear. will play Southeast Missou; State Teachers of Cape Girardea at the Wilson High School gym Friday night, it was announced. Announcement, ot the booking ol the college exhibition game for the . Mississippi County gym was made this morning by Roy Sto- baugri, Wilson High School coach. The Bears are currently touring the state playirig exhibition-games. The Rears are coached by Cecil fRed) Garrison who formerly tutored Jonesboro basketball 'players. He is a graduate 01 Southwestern University of Memphis and during World War II was stationed 1 at Biytheville Army Air Field. The ASTC squad will be paced this year by Leroy Holing, a six- foot, nine-inch Junior who will see service at center. Furnishing him wi(h help will be a pair of AH-AIC players of last, year, Hoy Davis and Buddy Harding. This will be the -first time in a number of years that a college basketball game has been played In a Mississippi County gym. been hearing a lot more about Bob at .lift U. of Nebraska this fall, and if the kid doesn't make the All- Ahierlca after, last Saturday's performance against Oklahoma the selectors are going to look mighty silly. . . . Besides racking up three touchdowns in a losing cause. Bob pulled what Bud Wilkinson called the smartest play ot the game. . . . Rushed on an' attempt to punt. Reynolds ran wide around right end almost^ to the sideline then punted on the run 54 yards over the 'head of the Oklahoma safety man who had come up to tackle him. . . After the game. Reynolds entered the Oklahoma dressing room and asked: "Where*s Buddy Jones? T want to meet him. He was terrific out there today." . . . Jones. Oklahoma's 155-pound safety man. tackled Reynolds six limes. . . . P.S.. Walter Charlesu'orth is a Detroit Tj^er scout. II he can tab baseball players the way he can footballers, look- for a pennant over Briggs Stadium soon. ' • Of the 119 spoil, writer* and sporlscajiUrs who voted. 111 placed th< Soonera first. Th* re«ult>riS£f> Bud Wilkinson'* team, winnar. wC 30 straight games, 1,M* polnU. Only army, in accond pile*, CJUTM close to the Sugar Bcvl-bounil Oklahomani. The Cadete. undefeated through M games, received 38 first-place vote* for 2.JM poinU. Ten point: ar< given for a first- place vote, nine for aecond, and ao on. Then came: 3-Texaa; 4-Tenne*we; 5-California; 8-Princeton; '1- Kentucky; (-Michigan State; 1- Michlgan; IO-CIemson. In an Associated Pre« pre-sea-son poll, Oklahoma was picked to finish sixth, by the nation's ex- perls. Nine straight victories and another Big Seven championship changed their minds, however. Irlih Fall to Show Notre Dame. No. 1 in three of the four previous years, was select™ ed almost unanimously to finish on top. The Irish, however, had one of their poorest campaigns, losing .three games and tying one. Ax * result; they (ailed to finish among the first 3* teams. Oklahoma, which seeks its third straight Sugar Bawl triumph on New Year's Day, has one game led, with Oklahoma A and M Saturday at. Stillwater. The Aggies hare lost rive games while winning only four :his year. Kentucky will oppos* Oklahoma in the New Orleans' classic. .f^ Standings of all teams receiving at* least 10 points with first-place- votes in parentheses. (Points fig- lire on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1-1 basis). The Buddhist church owns nearly 11 the farm land In Tibet, with armerj operating as sh'are-crop- unique PACKAGE CHIMNEY Good Old Thompson in this bright and unusual package is » smart gift idea. Make your friends happy by giving them Old Thompson this year. Same package is available in pint size. Rose Bowl. Pasadena, named. Little lalif.: Long Beach (Calif) City Col- ege vs Boise, Idaho. Memorial Bowl, Jackson. Mtss.: Kilgore. (Tex.) Junior College vs ne of the teams competing in Dec. Lions' Bowl. ' Muted Drum* . MeMurry College of Abilene, Tn., which open* its basketball Mason against St. Edwards tn- niicM. held a hush-husb woiltout behind locked .doors recently. . . . Coach Mel Jnwell, hoping t<i Improve on last year's i-'z? record. Ihouiht it was a good Idea to learn aboul hfc team before the fans did. . . . But he forK°t (o bar the DYeMinjt-j-nom floor and ruefully rrnortefl: "More fans sneaked in than we often had in the stands last season." . . . And (hat statement brought a shwrXinc thouehl to nrnm-beaier BUI Holmes: "Majbt a whispering campaign heals publicity In drawing a crowd." Shorts and Shells Looks like a cinch that Chuck Dressen will be named manager of the Dodgers today. . ;• . And; the iron curtain protecting information aboul that ball club is as leaky ns the Bum's infield was in Uncle Robbie's day.'. . . Perm's Reds Bagnell will get a late start on the basketball season because he has accepted a bid to play In the North- South game at Miami. . . . And Kyle Role looks like a good prospect for stardom in San Francisco's East-West g-me. . . . pill Dechard, Holy Cross Jfne-bacfcer and defensive captain, has a sports program every i^fonday.on'the campus radio station. He's probably the only footballer who geUs a chance to second- guess himself in public. ... In spite or rumors you may have heard, Teamd Pointd 1. Oklahoma (213) 3,963 J. Army CM) 2.380 3. Texas (41 1,98* 4. Tennessee (15).. t.808 5. California (8)... 1.78T 6. Princelon (6) .. 1,+M 7. Kentucky (7) .. 1,167 a. Mich. State (3) »M -9. Michigan +M 10. Clemson r9) ... m Setonii Ten 11. Washington (4). M3 12..Wyoming (4) .. 13. Illinois 14. Ohio State . .. 15. Miami (Fla.) (1) 16. Alabama (11 ... 17. Nebraska (2) .. !8. W. and Lee (3) 19. Tulsa . ........ 20. Tulane . ..;... 297 275 243 225 Ml 9« M 54 4* 9-0-9 8-0-fl 7-1-0 9-l-« 9-0-1 t-0-0 10-1-0 S.-1-I) 8-1-0 8-0-0 7-2-0 «-3-0 8-0-1 8-J-O S-J-1 S-2-0 8-1-1 word from Green Bay is that lh« Packers are keeping their with black ink this season. bo ojf" IXk All, Brother. Southern report sayi c*n6Ulai«ft for the head eocthinr job at Virginia Tech outnumber the player* svrklnjc flehotarshlpH, . . . One «f the lateil U apply t> Ckmaon backfleM Coach CoTinftoit "Goaf* McMillan — who has the perfect nickname for a head eoath. . . . The Marte Soccer Cluh ot Meilc* City announced the other day H was cutting iU player* aotaiiea in hair until they started »tajvn« heller. . . . Neil thlnf you know they'll be jumping: to the American IiCafflM!. You Reach More Pcopf* Through th« Want Ad* Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appeal tame day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER •NEWS'

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