The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 8, 1955
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,1995 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE TOP SEMINOLES — Shown above are Osceola' gridders due to s« most of the action in tomorrow night's opening game with Blythevilit at Haley Field. They are (first row, !e£t to right) J. L. Smith, Dey Ellis, Otto Fleming, Jerry Spencer, Lyman Shumate; (second row) Ed Weldson, Nelson .Hopkins, J. W. Reece, Ben Wells, Jerry Hill; (third row) bewey Gentry, Jimmy Maloch, Larry Hulsey, Richard Lucas, Jimmy Robbins, and S. E Stovall. On the left is head coach Wally Jackson, at right is assistant Fred Foster. (Courier News Photo) Osceo/a Faces Rugged 12-Game Slate—Starting with Blytheviile OSCEOLA '— Facing a rugged 12-game schedule, including tomorrow. night's scrap with Big Eight member, Blytheviile, Osceola's Seminoles will be seeking • to improve their 3-4-1 record of last season under the first year tutelage of head Coach Wally Jackson. The Seminoles count 30 names on the roster, including 10 lettermen, but after the first 12 or 15 the cal- ibre falls off rapidly, Jackson said. "That's where our greatest weakness Is," he seaid, "lack of reserve strength." Losses from last year's squad havtt been great. Not only did the Seminoles lose nine regulars by graduation, they lost the services of four more boys who moved away during the year. Three of them would have been starters, Jackson said. Line Stronger Jackson expects his line to be stronger than the backfield. "We can field a line averaging about 170 pounds but the backlield drops oft to about 145 or 150. Heading up the forward wall is % big. powerful senior tackle, Richard Lucas. Lucas is about 6'3" and weighs 205 pounds. He can move well and has plenty of experience. The other tackle post is also well- manned by 190-pound senior Larry Hulsey. Other lettermen in the line In- tlude Jimmy Robbins 1175). Iley Ellis (I45i, Jerrj' Spencer i!55), J. L. Smith (ISO). Devrey Gentry (165) and Jimmy Maloch (165). Spencer, who injured his tes m practice, is a doubtful starter, Jackson said. Three lettermen in the backlield provide some experience, but "We have only average speed," Jackson said. Lettermen include Lyman Shumate at quarterback, Ben Wells at left halfback and Nelson Hopkins at right halfback. Sophomore S. E. Stovall, 170- pounder, Is expected to start at fullback. Promising Freshman However. Jackson was very high on a freshman back who has shown considerable promise. He is 160- pound Ed Weldon. "Don't be surprised if he breaks into the starting lineup some," Jackson said. He Is about the fastest man on the team." A couple of changes on defense probably will bring Otto_ Fleming into a guard position and'Jerry Hilt is as safety. Otherwise most of the boys will go both ways. Shumate will do mast of the passing in Jackson's split-T and Baseball Standings By It* iuoclated Freu NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn 91 48' .664 Milwaukee .... 76 63 .547 16 New York .... 72 66 .522 19«/ 2 Philadelphia .. 71 69 .507 21 "/ 2 Cincinnati .... 68 74 .479 25'A Chicago.- 67 75 .472 26'/ 2 St. Louis 57 80 .416 34 Pittsburgh .... 55 84 .396 37 Thursday's Schedule Philadelphia at Cincinnati — Ne- gray (4-3) vs Gross (3-4). Brooklyn at Milwaukee —Craig (4-3) vs Buhl (13-9). New York at St. Louis—Liddle '9-3} or McCall (5-5) vs Haddix (12-14) (N). Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 3, Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 0 Cincinnati 6, Philadelphia 3 New York 8, St. Louis 2 AMERICAN LJEAGliE Won Lost Pet. Behind Cleveland ..... 84 54 .609 New York 83 54 .606 >A Chicago 82 55 Boston 80 56 Detroit 70 68 Kansas City ... 56 80 Washington 47 86 Baltimore 42 91 Thursday's Schedule Chicago at Washington — Byrd (6-8) or Trucks (13-7) vs Eiobbs «-!!). Cleveland at Baltimore—Houtteman (10-6) vs Palica (5-11). Kansas City at New York — Ceccarelli (4-6) vs Turley (14-13). Detroit at Boston — Aber (6-3) vs Nixon (12-8). Wednesday's Results Cleveland 6, Baltimore 0 New York 2, Kansas City 1 Chicago 4, Washington 3 Boston 7, Detroit 4 American Assn. (playoffs) Minneapolis 9, • Denver 8 (Minneapolis leads best-of-7 series, 1-0) Louisville 11. Omaha 3 (Louisville leads best-of-7 series, 1-0) Texas League (playoffs) Houston 2, Tulsa 1 (for fourth place) Shreveport 5. Dallas 3 (10 in nings, Shreveport leads best-of-7 .599 .588 .507 .412 .353 34i/ 2 .316 39>/2 T-'A 3 14 27 Western League (playoffs) Wichita 21, Des Moines 3 (for third place) COTTON STATES LEAGUE By The Associated Press Final Playoff Yesterday's Results El Dorado 3, Monroe 2 (Teams tied in best of seven playoff 2-2) Games Today El Dorado at Monroe Ty Cobb's Wife Sues for Divorce in Reno RENO (,fl — Baseball great Ty Cobb, 68, was sued for divorce yesterday for the second time this year by his wife, Frances, 45. She charged extreme mental cruelly, the same as she did Jan. 6. The first suit was dismissed j Jan. 17 after a reconciliation. SWC Prospectus TCU Expected to Be Improved Over '54 (EDITOR'S NOTE — This li one of a series discussing Southwest Conference football prospecti.) TEXAS CHRISTIAN FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — With more experience and proven skills than any season since World War II, Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs promise sharp improvement for 1955. With good fortune and lack of injuries to key personnel, the Christians could be factors in the Southwest Conference football race. Coach Abe Martin, starting his third year at trie Prog helm, will have 26 lettermen. Returning are 23 of the 29 who lettered in 1954, 2 from 1953 and 1 from 1952. The Purple losses were the lightest in in years. Gone are Captain Johnny Crouch at right end, quarterback Ronnie Clinkscale, right tackle Ray Hill, fullback Buddy Dike and reserves David' Pinney at halfback and Malcolm Wallace at guard. The loss of Dike was a late blow. The powerful 200-pounder, a top hand as a soph until he suffered a fractured kidney in midseason. has been ruled out for this year by the doctors. His loss, while severe, could not have come at a better position. Returning are Henry Crowsey and Harold Pollard, lettermen last year as well as the spring training star at the post. He is Vernon Hallbeck, 205-pounder from San Benito, Tex., who lettered at guard last season. A big, powerful youngster, Hallbeck is due to start at fullback in the early games. The rest of the Frog backfield is solidly manned. Due to start at left half is Jim Swink, who as a sophomore led the team in ground UCLA Picked For National Grid Title By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UCLA, the team the experts decided was only second best last fall, is the preseason pick for the 1955 national championship of college football. But the TJclans, defending champions of the Pacific Coast Conference, barely gained the most- likely-to-sueceed billing in a three- way voting scrap with Oklahoma and Michigan in The Associated Press' annual preseason balloting. Sports writers and broadcasters 01 the nation gave Coach Red Sanders' Bruins a mere 53-point margin over Oklahoma. UCLA, gathering 10 points for a first- place ballot, 9 for second, 8 for third, etc., totaled 1,054. Oklahoma had 1,001. Most First-Place Votes But Michigan, generally picked to succeed last year's national champion Ohio State as the ruler of the Big Ten, passed both UCLA and Oklahoma in first-place votes. The Wolverines were accorded the No. 1 spot on 34 of the 135 ballots cast. DCLA had 33, Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse, N. Y. — Carmen Basilio, 150?i. Canastota, N. Y., out- pointed Gil Turner, 151, Philadelphia. 10. Havana — Giro Moracen, 125, Cuba, outpointed Lauro Salas, 128, Mexico, 10. Oklahoma 32. I Michigan, However, totaled only •| 870 pouits in the combined tally ' and settled for third place in the preseason rankings. Next came Ohio State, Maryland, Notre Dame, Army, Navy, Miami (Fla.) and Georgia Tech. The final '54 ballot listed Ohio State, DCLA, .Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Navy, Mississippi, Army, Maryland, Wisconsin and Arkansas. The results of this year's preseason poll (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. UCLA (33) .; 1,054 2. Oklahoma (32) 1,001 3. Michigan (34) 870 4. Ohio State (9) 635 5. Maryland (8) 595 6. Notre Dame (2) 529 7. Army 333 3. Navy (1) 329 9. Miami (Ha.) (5) 327 10. George Tech (1) 319 The second 10 11. Rice 270 12. Iowa (4) 234 13. Southern Cal. (2) 152 14. Wisconsin 150 15. Mississippi 128 16. Southern Methodist 93 17. Auburn 56 18. Duke (1) 48 19. West Virginia (1) 45 20. Purdue (1) .' 37 Announcement WEST END SERV. STATION at 21st & Main Blytheviile, Ark, is now under the management of J. D. "Muscles" Sweat EXPERIENCED SENIORS — Five experienced seniors on the Osceola Seminole squad this year are expected to provide leadership for the Tribe during Coach Wally Jackson's freshman year at straight-T system. In addition to Blytheville. the Seminoles also face five Class A schools during the long season. These include Marked Tree. West Memphis. Paragould. Pocahontas and Helena. Remainder of the schedule is de- charged Brooklyn Dodgers car voted to conference games in Dis-! clinch the National League pen- trict 3B These include Wilson, Bur- f nant today on the earliest date in dette, Reiser. Shawnee, Lepanto and ! the TO-year-histor yof the senior ! circuit. I A victory over second place Mil- Jackson has two assistants, Fred; waukee w j uld raise lne f]ag over the helm. The four standing are linemen, (left to right) Dewey Gentry, Larry Hulsey, Richard Lucas and Jimmy Robbins. Kneeling is the only senior back, Nelson Hopkins. {Courier News Photo) Dodgers Can Set Earliest Flag Date MILWAUKEE <.-P> — The super- Foster and Louis Wolf. the Dodgers' Ebbets Field and frac- ture a record of their own making. ; Two years ago — in Milwaukee, ironically enough — the Dodgers, made the 1953 flag a mathematical! certainty on Sept. 12 for a new • loop standard. The earliest pen-! nant-clinchlng date in the majors j is Sept. 4, set in 1941 by the New! York Yankees. , i The 1934 Duke University football team did not score a safety or , a' field goal Their opponents didn't either. No Beer Refresh es Like todays..* So Crisp, So Clean-Cut To The Taste! res. SAVE S 33V 3 % ON AUTO AND FIRE INSURANCE Complete Protection — Claims Settled on Day Presented United Insurance Co. "Leading & Fast Growing Agency" 111 W. Slain Phone 3-6S12 See "DEE" Now and Stop Worrying gained (670 net yards), in socring (37 points) and was easily the Christians' best breakaway runner in years. At right half will be Ray Taylor, tall senior from Lamesa who led the conference in punting (41.9 yards average) and was fourth in the nation. He' was also the team's top pass receiver. Backing: up the halfbacks will be lettermen Gerald Redus and Ken Wineburg, along with some promising squadmen and newcomers. • Key to the Frog situation is quarterback. There tall Charles (Chuck) Curtis is the only returning letterman. He led the Frogs' famed "soph team" in 1954 and is a fine passer, ball-handler and play selector. If Curtis escapes injury, the TCU offense will be potent. Behind him are Dick Finney and Frankie Windegger, squad- men last season. The Frog line may be the best since the national championship team of 1938. It is loaded with big and proven veterans. Top ends promise to be Captian Bryan Engram, a senior, and O'Day Williams, fleet Junior letterman. They are strongly backed by lettermen Jim Cooper, Everett Salley and big Don Sanford, 1953 star who was ineligible last year. At left tackle, regular Dick Laswell returns for his senior season and Norman Hamilton, a vast 230- pound junior letterman, could beat him out. Don Cooper, a fine sophomore performer last year, looms as the right tackle, backed by senior B. J. Stephenson and soph star John Groom. The guards are really stout. Due to start on the left side is Joe Williams, Greenville junior who lettered at center but was shifted in spring training-. Bill Young and Bill Alexander, both 2-lettermen, are just back of him. On the right side, Jay McCullough is due to divide time with big; Vernon Uecker. Both are junior lettermen and were stars as sophs in 1954. At center, mighty Hugh Pitta will anchor the line. Now a senior and regular for two years, the 205- pounder should be one of the top linemen of the year. He was unanimous all-conference choice last season. Only two or three sophomores are expected to letter this season. Top prospects are Groom at tackle. 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