The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 7, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 195S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK NINE Football Forum UCLA; Southern Cal Again Powerhouses on West Coast Third of a series By LYNN O. WALDORF Head Coach, California BERKELEY, Calif. _ (NEA) — Unquestionably the strongest teams in the Pacific Coast Conference are UCLA and Southern California. These are quite a way ahead of the rest. Stanford Is a legitimate third choice, and anything can happen Irom there on do*™. Washington Sinte might be stronger than anticipated because of experience. Washington might surprise. California, I would think, should finish about half way up. The Uclans lost some fine linemen, but their second and third forward walls played almost as much as the starters. Hardiman Curcton at guard and Rommie Loudd at end are outstanding. In Bob Davenport they have an All- America fullback. At last report, Ronnie Knox was only third string tailback, certainly an Indication of awsomt strength. The UCLA - Maryland game, * * * Sept. 24, might have a slrong bearing on the national championship, • « * Southern Cal haf fine personnel, augmented by the strongest freshman team in years. The Trojans rate halfback Jon Arnett with the greatest runners they've ever had. Leon Clarke at end and Orlando Ferrante at guard are in the same class. Watch out for a sophomore fullback, C. R. Roberts. Stanford, largely a passing team the past several years, apparently .will have good running strength. Returning is Bill Tarr, the fullback who led the conference in rushing last year. Incidentally, their undefeated freshman team of last year beat our frosh, 60-0. Washington State .has 22 lettermen and will work out of the split-T. guided by the experienced quarterback, Frank Sarno. Tom Gunnarl is a power up front. Washington ha« good Dicks, headed by Mike Monroe at full and Sandy Ledermnn at quarter. Whether their many junior college transfers will give them suf- ficient line strength will not be known until mid-season. Oregon was hard hit by grud- uation, as any team must be when a boy like quarterback George Shaw departs. The'Ducks lost other key men, too, have only 11 lettermen returning, but find some hope in * batch of service veterans coming back. Oregon State, now operating the UCLA single wing under new coach Tommy Frothro, had gome good young players last year but is not very deep. Idaho, always something of an unknown, upset Washington State tor the first time In years in'54 and has an excellent guard In Eivind Resa. • « • California lost heavily at quarterback (Paul Larson) and center (Matt Hazeltine). Injuries deprived us of tackle Harry Ghllar- ducci and guard Joe Oliva. We have but 12 lettermen. the lowest number in my years at Berkeley. Fullback Jerry Drew, guard Don Oilkey and end Jim Carmichae] are dependables. The Coast has a couple of in- .dependent schools which bear watching. College of the Pacific, which has the temerity to play UCLA, is fortified by the rugged line of 1954 and an attack built around passer Bill Jacobs. San Jose State his a veteran team, bolstered by the return of Joe Ulm, 1 phenomenal scorer as « soph but out for the season in 1854 after an injury on the first scrimmage play. NEXT: The Southwest Conference by Ed Price of Te»i. NEA'i Probablt All-Coast Ttam E—Leon Clarke, Southern Cil. E—John Stewart; Stanford T—John Nisby, COP T—John White, Oregon'State G—Hardiman Curteon, UCLA G—Tom Gunnari, Wash. St. C—Steve Palmer, UCLA QB—Sandy Lederman, Wish. HB—Jan Arnett, So. California HB—Jerry Drew, CaUiorni* FB—Bob Davenport, UCLA POWER BStJIH OF UCLA •SCENT* AGAIfiJ Hardy, Moegle Bid For 49er Backfield SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A couple of college kids are making strong bids at breaking up the "Million-D"Har Backfield" of the San Francisco 49ers. The youngsters are Cirrollj Hardy, fresh out of Colorado, and Dicky Moegle, an All-America halfback at Rice Institute last fall. National Football .League fans, accustomed to the 49ers' 'Tear- some Foursome" of Y. A. Tittle. John Henry Johnson, Hugh Mc- Elhcnny and Joe Perry, are going to have to buy programs to identify the backfield this year. Tittle and Perry will be on hand without much doubt. But McElhenny. plagued by Injuries, ana Johnson may end up sharing the halfback slots with Hardy and Moegle, respectively. McElhenny'a latest injury, a foot ailment picked up several weeks back during an exhibition game, gave, Hardy «(i . early opportunity to show his stuff. He's shown so mucti since being given a regular assignment that even though McElhenny has said he's ready to go now, Coich Norman (Red) Strader i has indicated that Hardy will start ' In the final exhibition against Los Angeles Friday night. "He's just an all-round terrific football player," says Strider. "There doesn't seem to be a thing he can't do and do well/ 1 In two games, against the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Cardinals, he carried the ball 15 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns; ...THE KIND Of POWER FULLBACK TO INDUCE 4UCI-t ! fL.OVJS.KY THOUGHT^', Ninowski to Badaczewski to Kolodiiej — Hey, Joe EAST LANSING, Mich. — (NEA) — "Ninowski takes the snap from Badaczewski. fades back, gets protection from Nau- yokas, Wierbowskl and Kowalczyk. and passes to Kolodziej." That's the way an announcer might describe Michigan State ac- tion if Hugh Daughcny were to field a phonetic nightmare. Ninowski is a sophomore quarterback, Joe Badaczewski the center, Frank Nauyokas a euard, Bernie Wierbowski the fullback. Walt Kowalczyk a sophomore halfback and Tony Kolodziej a sophomore end. WANTED 2 Automobile Salesmen Top Commission Pleasant Working Conditions Must Be of Good Character and Have Some Sales Experience Cail^or come by NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, Inc. 5th & Walnut Phone 3-6817 BUFFORD SHOE SHOP REPAIRING - CLEANING DYEING HZ S. Broadway Attention: Men of the 461st Wing! Hudson Can Supply All Your Clothing Needs: • Uniforms • Belts • Caps • Ties • Slacks • Shirts • Chererons • Jewelry HUDSON Cleaner - Clothier - Tailor Blytheville, Ark. completed the only pa>. ne threw for 39 yards rnd showed brilliantly as t blockeo-. Moegle broke in under Strader'! "test 'em out" program. He had looked good at defensive halfback, Basilio Tangles With Gil Turner In Bout Tonight SYRACUSE, N.Y. I*—Welterweight king Carmen Basilio takes his middleweight crown aspirations Into the ring tonight in a 10-round nonKtle bout with fast-punching Gil Turner, loth-ranked fighter In the heavier weight class. Basilio was a 12-5 local betting favorite to launch successfully hi; campaign for the crown worn by middleweight c h a m p l-o n Carl (Bobo) Olson. Turner, however, hoped to turn the tables and put himself in line for a shot at Basil- io'fi title. ABC will broadcast and televise at 9 p.m., EST. The in-again .out-again Turner is climbing the comeback trail from an upset loss to Al Andrews last year. Basilio previously toot all 10 rounds in a bout with Andrews. Basilio, usually reticent to pre diet the outcome -f his fights, has stated flatly: "I intend to knock Turner out." High Fashion Hits . Detroit Gridders; Bermuda Shorts, Y«t DETROIT — (NBA) — Charley Ane found the way to beat the heat in a football training camp. Ane, 265-pound tackle of the Detroit Lions, started a fad of wearing Bermuda shorts — home made style. \ow there are as many iizei, models and colon at there are players. Ane took time out for an appendectomy — which did not start a fad — but is expected to be ready for the season's start. but Strader wanted to see how he performed with the ball. He found out, fast. The Rice speedster averagec 15.8 yards in i'our carries against the. Cardinals and threw one touchdown pass, a 36-yard toss Into the end zone. Simpson. Boosted Batting After Leaving Cleveland NEW YORK (AP) — Lanky Harry Simpson, the American League's present runnerup for batting honors, might have been contributing to Cleveland's hopes for a second straight pennant today had the Indians not "kept telling me to pull the ball." Simpson is hitting at a .311 clipi Athletics alter three mediocre sea- for the sixth place Kansas City | sons *ith the Indians. Homer Record Looms In Both Major Loops NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's power hitters, enjoying their best season ever, are boosting the National and American Leagues toward all-time home run peaks with the records for both circuits almost certain to be broken. With three weeks of the season remaining, National League sluggers have walloped 1,141 four- baggers and . American League hitters hive produced 885. This puts both loops within range of the existing standards of 1,197 for the National set in 1953 and 973 for the American established in 1950. NL 60 Homers Ahead The senior circuit actually is 60 homers ahead of its record pace. In a similar number of games In 1953, the National League had 1,081 home runs. The American League had 883 at this time in 1950. Both leagues already have surpassed their home run totals of last year when the National accounted for 1,114 homers and the American for 823. The Brooklyn Dodgeri pace both circuits in homers this year with 187. They're followed by Cincinnati with 1ST, Milwaukee with 166 and the Chicago Cubs with 149. The New York Yankees head the American League with 159. Then come Cleveland with 134, Boston with 126 and Detroit with 123. All-Star Coaching Staff at Tech IAJBBOCK, Tex. (NEA) — DeWitt Weaver would like to play Texas Tech's assistant football coachH and hinuelf. Drilling the line ire D« An- droi, guard on Oklahoma's poit- war teams that went to three successive Bowl games, and Wyatl Posey, irho posed problems at a tackle with Georgia's 1943 Orange Bowl champions. Tutoring the backs an Belli* Feathen, HiU-of-F»mer of Tennessee and the Chicago Bears, and Bun Warren, who unbacked for the Volunteers In three Bowl bat- IIH. Bud Sherrod, outstanding lineman of the Vol«' 1M1 Cotton Bowl victory over Texas, looks after the ends. The freshman co«ch in Red Phillip*, Blue-Gray game choice »fter co-captaining Tex«» lech in 1951 M in All-Border Conference center. Weaver WM in All-Southeail- ern Conference guard a* Tennes- •ee'i 1936 captain. Toe Girls' Junior golf championship of the EGA will be held at the Florence Country Club, Florence, S.C., Aug 15-1B. Cornell has won more Intercollegiate Rowing Regattas than any other school. The Big Red was won 44 times.' He went to Cleveland In 1M1 after hitting .329 with gin Diego in the Pacific Coast League. Simpson says, "they expect«d mi to hit a lot of home runs. They forgot that those fences ire 1 lot closer out there on the cout and that my power ii to left and right center." .SM BMt The best Simpson could do with the Indians was .266 in 1952. "At Cleveland they kept Ulling me to pull the ball," h* said and added, "I'm not i pull hlttw. I have troube with the iniide pitch." Simpson's emergence u i .100 hitler has, been one of the reason* behind the Athletics' much improved performance over lift year. In taking over the runnerup spot in AL hitting behind Detroit's Al Kaline, Simpson edged ahead of team-mate Vio Power who dropped from .330 to .811. Cleveland returned Simpson to the minors in 1954 where he turned in a .282 year with Indlinapolis. Called back.this spring h« ««t on the bench and "didn't get into any pre-season games and I had been at bat only once or twic* B«for« they sold me to the As." No Direction* The 29-year-old outfielder praised A's manager Lou Boudreiu ind his staff, saying "everybody h»» worked hard to help me." "With the Athletics, Mr. Boudreau has let me bit the wiy I want to," Simpson Slid. "His confidence In me mid* i whole lot of difference and it • wasn't long before I started getting those hits." "I guess some o! the brents u* just starting to come my way. The greatest break I ever got was when I was traded to the Athletics. I came to Kituit City and go. a chance to, play regulirly. 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