The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1955
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 19BB BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK MTNB Football Forum Big 10 Appears to Be Well-Balanced With Michigan at the Helm Second of a series By RAY ELIOT Head Coach, Illinois CHAMPAIGN, 111. — (NEA) — Big Ten football has been by tradition a dog fight, and oiie of the fascinating facets of its history has been that even the cellar-dweller could never be overlooked. In 1955. the balance of the league should be even more pronounced. The "haves." as far as experienced personnel is concerned, will be Michigan, Indiana, Ohio Stale, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue and Wisconsin, all the way from the lettermen to fine team by graduation. These" are my capsule comment* on'the outlook of the squads: Michigan — Viewed as the potential champion. Fine strength at ends, wingback and center. Problems involve depth at tackle and fullback. Outstanding individuals: Ron Kramer, 6-3, 218. end: Lou BaUacci, 6-1, 196. quarterback or fullback; Tonny Branoff, 5-11, 190, wingback; Tom Maentz, 6-2, 319, end. Indiana — Expects to be an improved team. Bernie Crtmmins hal HIGH AND MIGHTY Eliot Wolverines' 24 NEA't Probable All-Big T«n T«»m E—Ron Kramer.Michlf an E—Lamar Lundy, Purdue T—Wells Gray, Wisconsin T—Bob Skoronskl. Indiana G—Calvin Jones, Iowa C—Jim Parker, Ohio Slai« C—Ted Ringer. Northwestern QB—Len Dawson, Purdue HB—Howard Cassady, Ohio St. TIB—Earl Smith, Iowa FB—Lou Baldaccl, Mlchljan 22 leuermen, five of them regulars, better balance and more depth. Ohio State — Can never be counted out of the picture. Woody Hayes h« 20 men back from his Rose Howl champions and is optimistic. Hoyard Cassady, All America half- bflCk, would eiive any coach confidence. Chief problem will be replacing quarterback Dave LegECtt, but Franklyn Theis is a fine prospect. Northwestern — Makes its debut under a new coach, Lou Saban. and he has 20 holdovers. Sanford Sachs, 2J6, find John Smith. 240. are tine tackles. Jack stillwell, 6-3 and 189. is an outstanding end. Jim Troglio looks to be best buck. Good sophomore crop Will lend depth. , Iowa — Considered by many on j par with Michigan as Big Ten fav- j orit*. Nineteen Ifttermen. Big and rugged. The line with men like All- j America Calvin Jones, 6-2 and 220, guard, and Frank Gilliam, 6-1 nnd ISO. end. will be tough. Early Smith and Eddie Vincent are two of the nation's finest running halfbacks. Purdue — Has personnel to rate as strong contender with possible schedule advantage of not meeting Michigan and Ohio State. Stu Hoi- comb lost some veteran strength in the middle of his line, notably Tom Bettis, but can count on fine performances from Len Dawson, great passing quarterback; Bill Murakow- ski, 214-pound fu > *Mck; and 6-6 Lamar Lundy, a fine receiver. Illinoli — Hu 17 lettermen bu these are from a last-place team and help must come from newcomers. Good veteran depth at halfback and possibly at guard if personnel shift* work out. Wisconsin — Could be one of Ivy Williamson's best. Thirteen lettermen returning were virtually regulars, although losses likt Alan Ameche, All-America fullback anc end Jim Temp cannot be compensated over night. Minnesota — Lost 19 lettermen Fifteen lettermen returned but few were regulars and. the Gophers are looking to a crop of big newcomers for replacements. Michigan Statt — Starting line must be replaced by inexperienced COMBINE SERVICE SCHOOL For Owners and Operators of MASSEY-HARRIS Combines. ALSO Anyone else interested in MASSEY-HARRIS Combines. DATE: Tues., Sept. 6th TIME: 7:30 PM. PLACE: 61 Implement Co, North Highway 61 "BRING YOUR FRIENDS" Boston Only Team to Gain in AL Battle By ED WILKS The Aiiociated fiat The Big Three in the American League race put you in mind of a bunch of old married guys. They've been knotted up so long they don't know how to cut loose on a spree even when they get the chance. They had their chances In the Labor Day double-headers, but only (ourth-place Boston whooped it up, sweeping Washington 10-2 and 7-2. Cleveland, New York and Chicago split in their twin bills with the second division. After sweeping into first place by taking three straight from the White Sox, Cleveland misfired and lost the first game to Kansas City 5-4 before winning 9-2. New York was carried 11 innings by Baltimore, then dumped 6-5 in the opener. The Yanks won the nightcap 5-3. Biff Three Unchanged Chicago was rapped by Detroit 7-2, then rebounded 3-0. All that treadmill work left the Big Three right where they started: the Indians lead the Yanks by half a game and the White Sox by l'/ 2 . But the ever-persistent Red Sox now are right back in the picture, just 1'A behind Chicago. but good-looking newcomers. Deep in backs and ends. NEXT: The Pacific Coast try Lynn 0. Waldorf of California. By contrast, Brooklyn reduced its magic number to 3 as the Dodgers swept Philadelphia 11-4 and 8-2. Any combination of Brooklyn victories and Milwaukee defeats totaling 3 returns the National League pennant to Ebbets Field. The twin triumph gave- th Dodg- rs 90 victories—and a 15-game lead. The Indians were all even with the A's after six innings,. tied up '•all following Larry Doby's three- run homer. But Art Ditmar held them in check the rest of the way while Reliefer Don Mossi gave up singles to Harry Simpson and Elmer Valo in the ninth and Hector * * * Lopez lofted a sacrifice fly to score the tie-breaker. In the nightcap, southpaw Herb Score struck out 11 (220 for the year) and had a two-hitter for eight innings. In the ninth, Lopez homered after a single to spoil the shutout, but the Tribe rookie notched his 15th victory with room to spare. Doby and Eosen connected back-to-back homers during the 11-hit Cleveland romp. The Orioles eluded the Yanks with a run that scored on an interference call against Gil McDou* gald. Jim Wilson went all the way for his ninth victory. Two other Baltimore runs scored when Um- pire John Rice ruled outfielder Hank Bauejf had trapped, not caught, a low liner in the sixth. And the Orioles got three in the first on a single and five walks. Tommy Byrne, who started the first game and left in the opening frame, came back to win the nightcap in 4 1-3 relief innings. Baltimore made five boots while out- hitting the Yanks 11 to 7. Chicago was dead in the first inning of the opener. The Tigers smacked across four runs as starter Virgil Trucks failed to last the inning. Ray Boone homered and doubled for three runs while Billy Hoeft won his 15th. Bob Keegan, Red Sox Back in Contention BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox, relegated' to the also-rans a week ago, were back in the thick of the sizzling American League pennant fight today and may hold the trump hand. The Sox swept a Labor Day double-header from Washington yesterday 10-2 and 7-2 to pull within three games of league-leading Cleveland. Meanwhile, the Indians, New York and Chicago split their holiday matches with the non- contenders. In the all-important loss column, the Sox are only two games back of the Tribe and the Yanks and one behind the White Sox. . week ago, Boston was five games behind in the race after a double loss to Chicago. They hadn't been that far out since July 20 and skeptics began talking of "next year/' Have Edge Down the September stretch the Red Sox have the definite edge of playing the most games at home. Of its remaining 19 games, Boston plays 16 at friendly Fenway Park. In contrast, New York has 11 of 18 at home, Chicago 5 of 18 and Cleveland only 3 of 17. In the fateful five days starting tomorrow, the Red Sox play tough Detroit twice and meet Chicago in a Sunday double-header while Cleveland is at New York for two. That's when the standings may get a shuffling. Beyond that, Boston still has seven games with New York—four at home. Even if the Sox can't win it, they will have the say in where New York will finish. The encouraging factor hi Boston's sweep was the pitching of Tom Brewer (live-hitter) and George Susce (eight-hitter), who gave the team its first consecutive complete games since Aug. 7-8. On the darker side, the Sox left 14 runners stranded in the first game and 12 in the second. who lasted 5-2/3 innings to get tfat decision, and Billy Pierce com- bmed for the shutout In tht itt«i- piece. Chicago had Just four hit* from rookie Frank Lary, but rnad« the best of * walk and a hit bat*, man. The Bostons breezed In with Jimmy Pieraaa driving In two with a home run and making thr« brilliant stabs to the outfield at Tom Brewer won his 10th in the first game. JacMe Jensen's two-run homer wrapped up the second game in the sixth inning. It was George Susee's eighth victory. Newcofltbe Set! 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