The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 19, 1949 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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^ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1049 BLYTHEVIL1.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Pocahontas KnocksJ^ilsonjrom Playoff 25-l-~ Kennett Drubs Havti 46-il ndlu himhlnc *.:.^.._~~i^^^^mm — —_ __.. f ^ • * Costly Fumbles Hinder Bulldogs Miscues Set Up Two Redskin Touchdowns In Game at Jonesboro By Tommy McDonald (Of (he Joiicsboro Sun Slut!) JONESBORO, NOV. 19— tfl'l— Wilson High School's Bulldogs, plagued by a bad case of futnblitis, couldn't stop the Pocahontas Redskins' passing attack and suffered their first loss of Hie 1048 season, 25-7, in a first-round game of the state ' Class B playoffs at Woodland Field ^ here last night.. ••' Four Bulldog fumbles, caused by extremely cold weather, set up two Pocahontas touchdowns, one in the first quarter and one In the final period. ' Wilson's, only tally came In the first quarter after a sustained drive of 65 yards with Howard Woodyard plunging over from three yards out. Tommy Boyles plowed over for the extra point. All-state fullback Hugh Ennls scored two Pocahontas touchdowns and Billy Templeton racked up the other two for the Redskins. Wooilyard Leads Bulldogs After Wilson fumbled twice and Pocahontas once, the Redskins finally took over on the Bulldogs' 20. On the first play Ennis swept end for 19 yards to set up his own one-yard goal line plunge on the succeeding play. Ennis' place kick for the point after was blocked. \VjodynYi; sparked the Bulldogs to their only touchdown. He passed for '25 yards and picked up 18 on the ground in five plays. The hard-running back scored from the thre yard stripe. Ennls scored Pocahontas' next .touchdown from eight yards out ,wilh the play being set up by a 22 yard pass from quarterback Bud Million to end owinup. Ennis' kick from placement was no good. Wilson put on a determined drive in the third period only to bog down on the four. Woodyard continued to clip off yardage aided ^v also by some fancy running by • fullback H. R. Cash. Nixon Hurt Million heaved another of his precision aerials for 35 yards to Templelon in the fourth period to set up the final score. Templeton blasted hts way over guard for the six pointer from the five yard line. Eugene Nixon, Wilson halfback, was carried from the field in tin third quarter suffering from three broken ribs. He remained in Jonesboro today for further medical attention. The lineups: CHICKS pos. Pocahonta^ . I,. E , Carrol L.T ' Count L.G Brook . c. Shave R.O Farlton R.T Jackscc R.E Owinup Q.B Million H.B. .. Templeton H.B Reid F.B Enni Substitutions: Wilson — Boyles Muncy and Amundson. Pocahont: — Perrin and Goode. Wilson McDauiel Doualas . Keel .... Garrelt . Forrester . Williams . G. Woodyard H. Woodyard Nixon Webb Cash Steele Cagers Take 2 Games From Deering Steele High School's cngers opened their 1949-50 season at Steele last night \ay taking 1 a pair of games from Deering, Mo. Te girls grabbed a 33-37 decision In the opener and the boys came back to win thc finale by 28-26. Both games were hard fought. Burton paced the girl netters, bucketing 22 points while Mathcnia garnered 12. Steele's girls held 20-15 halftime lead. Bishop, Bulldog guard, led the boys' attack with 13 points. Steele's boys took a 15-11 lead in the first half. Girls' Game r Steele (3D1 Pos. Burton (22) .... P. Thompson <5> Mathenia (12) dates Story Ilulsey Substitutes: Deering [37> <1T> Averett P (17) Eades P.. (2) Richardson Green O G . Glover O Heck Steele — Christian, Continued from ^age 1 score reading Smackover 21, Blytheville 0. The Chicks, a bit befuddled by the rapidncss with which the Buck- eroos had built up a substantial ead, pulled themselves together In he second period and finally got heir offensive machine In motion. An exchange of punts gave them he ball on their own 25. Prom there hey started to move goahvard. Fullback Robert Reid, who spent the intire first quarter on the bench, •Ipped off tackle for H yards to he 33 and a 15 yard personal foul penalty put the ball nt mldfielri. lalfback Roger Lum picked up anther first down by circling end to he Smackover 40. Quarterback Buddy Donner, who turned In his best performance of the year, gained 'ive on a sneak and then Lutes ossed a screen pass to Donner with he big back racing 35 yards to the one. Prom there Donner plunged over on a sneak for the Chicks first ouchdown, ace's kick for extra point was topped and at halltlme it was 21-6 Smackover. Bucks Artd Two TP's The Bucks struck twice more before the Chicks could get another scoring drive underway In the third period. Taking over on their own 33 as the result of another short punt, :he Bucks hit pay dirt in only six alays. Johnson and Thomas alternated at carrying the ball moving the Blytheville 10 from where Thomas on a uitchoul circled end untouched. Johnson's kick lor the point after was perfect. Less than a minute later they scored again. Johnson's kickoff rolled dead at thc Blytheville 33. Reid tried tackle but fumbled and a red-shirted Buckeroo recovered. On the first play Giddcons faded, found Johnson at the 10 nnd Johnson rated into the end zone for the Bucks' 34th point of the night. After three attempts as the result of penalties on the extra point try, Johnson missed and the score remained 34-6 The Chicks 1 second touchdown came late In the third period nnd it, too, was scored by Buddy Donner. Lutes took the kickofi following Smaekover's fifth touchdown on the Blytheville 15 and returned to the 45. A 15-yard personal foul penalty gave Blytheville the ball on the Smackover 40. Reid cut over tackle for si>: and another 15-yard personal foul penalty put the ball on the 20. I.ouis Anderson fumbled and lost four. Mel Hay then passed to Donner at the 10 and Donner stepped off the remaining 10 yards. Gee's kick for ex- Ira point was blocked. Bulks Retaliate But the Bucks retaliated quicklj with their final'touchdown. On the opening play of the fourth quarter Gideons passed to Rapcr from deep in his own territory. Raper gathered tile ball in at midfield and streaked toward the end zone but he was rui down by Lutes at the Blytheville one. The entire play carried for 13 yards. Reserve halfback Hcrmar Darden plowed over guard for the score and Johnson kicked the extra point. That was all the scoring for the Bucks but not for the Chicks. They tallied twice more in rapid-fire succession in the fourth period. Guard Jimmy Garner, who was all over the Bucks' backlield all night, set up the Tribe's third tally by falling on a Smackover fumble on the Blytheville 23. Mel Hay threw another screen pass to Donner and the big back went 42 yards to the Smackover 35. Lutes then tossed to Donner and this time he went 13 yards to the 21. End Max Gurley was dispatched on an end around play and carried to the 12. Donner gained five sneak and Him cut inside tackle for t\vo more. From seven yards out Donner picked up his third touchdown of the night by sneaking over guard. Gee's kick lor extra po nt was wide. A fluke fumble recovery set the Chicks on the way to their las touchdown. After taking thc kickof following the Chicks' "third touch down on their own 35. Giddcon passed to end Wallace Corley a midfield. Corley was in the clea anti streaking down the sidelin toward pay dirt with Donner ' hot pursuit. Suddenly the ba th \ Heathcock, Anderson. Deerins—Les- ley (1). ,1. Richardson, Williams, Boiling, Ca.ssidy. Bo}s' Game Steele (28) Pos. Deering Cecil (5) F (7) McLeod J. Franklin (6) P . (1) Richardson C. Franklin ... c Ducgar Bishop (13) ... G (61 Booker Christian 2 ... G (6) Wright Substitutes: Steele—Funderburk. Etherirlge 12). Deering—Malone (3), Mitchell, Pard (3), Mayberry. Former Superintendent Of BlytheviUe Schools i Here tor Meeting of AEA Harvey It. Haley, formerly superintendent of the Blytheville Schools, was In Bljlheville yesterday atend- ing the Arkansas Education Association. Mr. Haley, who left • Blytheville In 1S28 after being here since 1915 is now professor ol psychology at the College of Hie Ozarks at Clarks- villc. In speaking of his school yesterday, Mr. Haley emphasized the need of small Christian colleges In tile development of • leadership. The school of pharmacy at the college Is now accredited by the American Association of Pharm- aceutal Schools, and the school. Mr. Haley said, is promoting a health program. j ootbali to achieve their desire. 3oach Rab Rodgers had his band ilghly keyed for fray and that was he big difference. The Chicks sat gloomly In their resslng room for a long while nf- er the conflict thinking of what night have been or what could mvc been. They offered no ex- uses, had little to say lo the few veil-wishers that filed !n. Louis Anderson just about summed up heir feelings when he said "They were up for this one and we weren't, hat's all. We haven't been up all ,'ear." Donnrr Is Wheel Hone If a star of the game was to be licked" there is little doubt as to who would get the majority o fthe 'otcs. Buddy Donner was the thicks' wheel horse, not only for lis touchdown scoring but for his defensive play, which was his best 'his year, and his blocking. And there were three or four oti ers. Guard Jimmy Garner, who ilKVed one of the best games of his ilgh school career, and tackles J. A. Lloyd and Jim Berry and end Mack Hay, who played good defensive pames. But their efforts just vercn't enough. Thc Chirks out gained the Bucks on the- ground 199 yards to 167 but was In the air that they were supreme. Giddeons threw 19 times and completed nine for a net- gain of 22b yards. Lutes and Hay passed lli times and completed eight, but 'or only 132 yards. The lineups: Smackovcr Pos. Blythevllle Corley L.E Gurley 'Spain L. T Lloyd Warren I,. G Phillips McAvoy c Droke Smith R o. ...... Garner Mnthews R T Berry Riper n E Hal Oiddeons CJ B Donner Welch H B i,utes Johnson H B Lum Thomas FB Anderson Substitutions: Smackover—Berry, Lewis, Darden Bryant, Clark, j Johnson, A. Spain, Slrother, Primin Mmphy, Gibbons. Blytheville — Wunderlich, Hutcherson. Mel Hny Reid, Daniels, Boyd, Mack Hay, anti Vance. Officials — Archie Colhern, referee; Lynn Dowdy, umpire; Clem McClure. linesman; Al Clemens, field judge. Scoring touchdowns: Smnckover — Thomas 3. Welch, Johnson and Darden. Blytheville— Donner, 3, and Lum. Extra points— Smackover — Johnson, 5 (placement); Blytheville—Gee, 1 (placement). Game Statistics Smack over Penetrations of 20 .. 5 First Downs 13 Yds. Gnd. Rushing .. 167 Passes attempted ... Passes completed Yds. Gnd. Passing .. Punts Avg. per punt v Fumbles Op'pts. Fumbles Rec Kickof fs Avg. per kick 19 9 225 T 20 6 2 7 41 Blylhe- ville 5 13 199 16 8 132 5 19 3 4 5 43 Penalties . 4 for 40 yds 9 for 65 yds Player Donner . Lutes v ... Linn Reid ... Anderson Gurley . Totals .. Individual Records .Blytheville ^ Tries Ond. 27 55 19 79, 9 10 .-40 199 Smackox'er Player Tries and. Giddeons .... ..3 6 Welch i -i Johnson 5 41 Thomas 14 gj Corley ] c Raper i 3 Mathews 2 6 Darden 3 35 Totals 30 167 Avg. 3.37 S.I1 3.1G 6.33 3 10 4.97 Avg. 2 -1 8.20 5.85 0 8 3 B.16 5.56 NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (/Pj-Rolund 'red Walters, who had lo wnlk a at farther than usunl when he ref- reed Hint Tiilano-Vanderbilt game ist week, claims football Is gelling oo ruBGed for some ortlcials 'red, whose ordinary business ns a inseball manager keeps him on a bench, predicted: "Unless coaches, playere and fans undergo a drastic hange ol attitude, the belter ofll- •Inls are going to find easier ways of pending "--' loons." ^._ vtt ^ , ^^ o introduce two-platoon oillelntlng —or nt least add a knockdown tlme- Johnson' (No. 38) in the lourtl " I"" 1 ' 1 " Ol '"" night's Double-A playofl game at Haley Field nfter Johnson had Ba,ned ,2 yards on a pass from nurmeroack Bi.iy Giddeons. Comlu e up lo offer assistance are Lou Andeison (No. 11). and Roger Lum (lelt foreground,. Tl>e official L, Head Linesman Al Clemens. slipped from Corley's grip at ... Blytheville 40 and Dinner, who wn only a few stem away, took over. Aerial Allack Scores Mel Hay opened his aerial atlnc nsain ^rd hit his brother. Mack foi 12 yards. Hay passed lo Donne for seven more and Lutes found a hole at tackle and moved to the Smackovcr eight. Donner lost nine to the 17 on a;i attempt end sweep and Hay then threw toward the end inne where I,t;m was watting A Smackover back Jumped high at the goal inc. knocked the ball and groundward but Into the outstretched hands of the waiting Lum. This time Gee's kick was perfect the scoring ended at 41-25. For the Bucks it was well-earned and drserved victory. They eame to Blytheville with the thoughts of ast VCM-'S playoff final burning their hearls. It was in that game that they batllcd a favored Chickasaw team lo a standstill for three quarters before succumbing to a deadly He rral atlnck in the final quarter and lost their title chance They wanted this same and got Canny to Swap Bear Hugs with 350-Pound Bear Ginger, tile Welch brolhcrs' 350- pound trained black bear, makes her return to the American Legion wrestling ring Monday night to swan hugs with William (Wild Bill) Canny in the feature bout ol the Lesion's- double main event program. Ginger and Canny will swap grips over the no-tlme-limit. best two out of three falls route that will feature thc twin-bill program. In the other headllner, Buddy Knox, veteran heavyweight loughle who returned to this area only a short time ago alter a long absence, will meet L»ster Welch, trainer of Ginger, In a 00-ininute time limit, best two of three falls affair. Both Knox and Welch are veterans of Promoter Miks Meroney's mat programs and have good followings in Blythevllle. Lester Welch Is the youngest of the four wrestling Welch brothers and Is rated as one of the best of the younger crop of wrestlers in this area. Aside from his regular wrestling duties, Welch also handles Ginger the bear while She is In the ring. He raised the bear from a cub and trained her as a wrestler. First use of a coaxi;.J cable for a regular television program came at the Republican convention in Philadelphia in 1940, the relay being to New York. Los Angeles has more television [aliens than any other city, seven. COMPAS" Real Estate - Mortoaqe Lo d n- '' 'one 521 BM IHIMIN PhoiM 307S I'dersoT? Anderson ni UOLLS-Smackover end Jajvie Haper, (will, hall) sweeps around TnTfor "a ' " °h,ck- S n'ackover »™ -I H.toy Field. He was stopp and end Max Murlcy (left). Hnlibi y^rd" g°ain in ed by fullblk Lou" Smacfcovcr tackle Franklin Matlicws (No. 43). Sm 'nek Rogr'r Lum (No. 12) was taken' out of the play by acKovcr won 41-25. Sports Roundup Hufh FuUerton Jr. their Saturday afler- . Maybe that's the spot keeper [o the list And cagey Jim Conzelmari warns that pro foot, nil eventually will turn into ;, wrestling match unless there's stricter Interpretation of tho rule |bout handling ends to keep them Opening Thrusts Defeat Indians Kennett Pushes Over Three Touchdowns in Early Minutes of Till By lYfarrfi Wllllimi Courier News Corrnpondent HAYTt. Nov. I9_Haytrs Indl.ns let Kcni'.olt gel loose for 30 points In the first few minutes of play here last night and could never overcome the powerful Big Eight tenm. losing 46-19. KenneU's three quick thrusts In Hie opening minutes of the game came on a 16 yard pnss from Ford v> Lefion, an IB yard heuve from Lale to Lcpon and an off-guard punch of seven yards by Finney. Hi the second quarter, Plnney sliced off tackle for 18 yard« »nd another Kennctt score and Flnnev passed 16 yards to Richardson lor still another. 'rom getting downflcld for passes Bracken Hcorei . . . Jim says the defenders, In- Af 'cr seeing Kennett take a r • stead of merely checking and hand- nolnt lend, the Indians sUrted do fighting until the play develops, nre "8 some scoring of their own moving laterally lo continue such Kenny Bracken scampered off left tactics, gunrd for a 13 yard touchdown run The drive started on the H»ytl 40 ind was featured by running of That's tho "I," of It 111.11. n mo ij oi 11 miit >i «:> iriiiiireu Just by way of emphasising the Qlls ri and Bracken. aUachcs connected with football, uiauavuca I-UIIIIL-UIL-U wmi looiURU, 1M '•"e inirn quarter, Kennett Lohlgh's Charlie Moravco forwards scored by nlr once more. L«le psised nn account of a conversation be- to Brooks for the final 15 yards. Iwcen ticket manager Paul Short Haytl scored on a quarterback and an Irate ex-football captain. . . . The Hlummis beefed loudly at receiving tickets In section "L", which Is In the end zono nt Taylor Stadium. After homing the com- lilalnt. Short merely asked: "Do you know where tho game is to bo played?" and suggested that the nlumnus look again at his tickets. . . . Tho guy did and saw "Bethlehem High stadium" printed on thorn. . . . Then Short told him section "L" at the high school field Is on the 60-yard lino. fiportsmcntlon Dodger ucouts say there were only three "good" picks In the recent major league draft—thnt Is. guys who can be expected lo stay In the innjorj next year . . . And they get a chuckle out of the A's choice of Ed Hrabcznk, who fanned 231 men in the Colonial League. . •Why," says one Braoklynltc, "I've seen guys who couldn't win In the Queens Alliance who went up there and won." . . . Missouri Baseball Coach HI Simmons Is wondering Just how well he should perform his football scouting chores. Last year he (ltd such n scouting job on Dick Oilman, the Kansas passer, that Dick played most of the game sitting down . . . Cnma spring nnd Oilman pitched three times against Simmons' baseballcrs and beat them every time. , — _.. „ «4u«i LO4 UKi;r. incak for Its second tcore. Nelson went over from five yards out. That score capped a drive which started on the Haytt (30 and was kept alive by Bracken's passlnz to Dorrfs and Bush. Ford ran over nurd for Kennett's finp.l touchdown. He wns eight yards away .from pay dirt when he began the dash, Haytl cllmnxer) <m 80 yard drtv* in the final quarter with a touchdown. Hush scored on a 10 yard sprint over guard. Bracken and Bush tossed to Dorrlj and Mtttu- son to keep the drive rollinf. Wcak-Km! Nnies CHIT Coggln, Mississippi Southern's pass-catching end who last week made a season yardage record of 930 yards on 45 completions, now is going after Barney Poole's mark of 52 catches In one season. He has two games to go—Alabama and Louisville—before graduation In December ... And that recalls that Barney Poolo finally won a starting job with the Yankees this week Ous Lesncvlc.h Is opening a haberdashery shop In Fort Lee, N J No doubt he'll havo a good stock of gloves. halfback M^'H GAtNS - B " ckcro ° luarterback Billy olddcon (extreme left with ball) falls to get by Chick L o aid o't, 'f I"" CUl ° Wr BUarU ° n a S " Cak P ' ay "' thc Second " uart " °< «-o game, coming Archie Co 3rC BCr LUm (CXtlC " 1C rl8ht) an<i J ° hn llui ^"™ (No. 60). The official , s Relerce Pittsburgh Teachers Tie Arkansas Tech 20 to 20 PITTSBURGH, Kas., Nov. IB. <AP) — A fourth period touchdown enabled Plttsburg state to tie Ark- nmas Tech of Russellville ZO-20 In a non-conl«rence football game yesterday. Thc Arkansas team led 20-13 at the end of the third period. Pittsburg knotted the score in the last six minutes. Checker Association To Sponsor Exhibition Newel) w. Banns, one of the nation's foremost checker players, will give an exhibition in Kennett Monday night sponsored by the Arkansas-Missouri Checker Association All checker players of this area are Invited to attend. The exhibition will be neld at the Palace Cafe in Kennett. Progress Seen in Fight To Stem Soviet Tide CHATTANOOGA. Nov. 19. — Assislnn. Secretary ol State George C McGhee said today that "tangible progress" hns been made "in stemming the Soviet tide." He aoded, however, ihnt thc conflict between East and West "Is drawing neavlly upon our material -es.iurecs" and he cautioned: "There is no for complacency, and there can be no relaxation of vigilance." Television receiving antennas arc comparatively short In length because ol the frequencies on which the pictures are sent. In the third quarter, Kennett Football Scores County Sinackovcr 41. Blythevllle 21 ' Pocahontas •&, Wilson 7 State • Stuttgart 49, Montlcello 0 DoQucen 33, Waldron 0 PIggott 19, searcy K Hughes 34, England so Little Rock 21, Tupelo, Mist. 30 Pine Bluff 40 Catholic High 6 Magnolia 21 Hope il (tie) Clinton 18 Harrison II Ben ton 7 DIerks 0 Poplar Bluff, Mo., t Paragould 0 Daulniielte 21 Booneville 20 Ourdon 27 Horatio « Ota 45 rerryvllle 0 Mabelvale 31 Bryant 6 . Fnycttcville B 21 Huntsvllle t Arkndclphla 14 Magnet Cove 13 Clarendon 41 Cotton Plant 6 Star City 26 Watson Chape! 13 Marlamxi 35 West Memphis 7 ,Elritne 27 Gillett 7 Mineral Springs 37 Olenwood 0 Sheridan 48 Jacksonville 7 Missco Cog* Officials To Hold First Meeting In Osccola Monday Night The newly-organized Mlislwippt County Basketball Officials Aisocla- tlon will hold IUs first meeting Monday night at the home of Leslie (Dukle) Speck In Osceola, Harold (Trigger Wall, president of the association, announced today. The. meeting Is scheduled for 7:30. The association was re-orjan(z- ed two weeks ago at a meeting here. AH basketball officials 01 the county are ellglbl* for membership in the organization. The dog family kinds of dogs, wo] foxes. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA STLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seals on Sale at fhc [.cgion Arena I rom 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, November 21 AfotJLTS 50c - CHILDREN 15c New Starling Time 8:00 COX SEATS 15c EXTRA ITai Included) Ginger, the 350 Pound BLACK BEAR versus BILL CANNY BUDDY KNOX versus LESTER WELCH 90 MINUTE TIME LIMIT—BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS Motorcycle RODEO Sunday, Nov. 20th, 1:30 p.m. Walker Park Sponsored by the American Legion Dud Cason Post- 24 SHEET METAL WORK. OF ALL KINDS Custom work for sfins, alfiilfa milte, oil mills. Shearing up lo 1/4 inrh thickness ' Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 Soui-h Broadway Pbom 28(1

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