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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 9, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAT, SEPTEMBER 9, 1951 _ . __ ___ . J5L, 1 J.J1.CJ v LLiLsE* IAI\I\.; \j\j\j rwrvrv, i-**a M w i^ PAGE SIX ~ —- -— . — "~-~ Chicks Begin First Year in Big Eight Tribe Opens '55 Season Against Osceola Tonight Blylheville's Chickasaws take the field for the first time tonight as a member o£ the state's highest athletic classification when they open the 1955 football campaign against Osceola's Seminolee. It is a history-making occasion for I The other backfleld post, right the Chicks—and for Blytheville— as tbey move up inu> full-scale competition with the biggest schools in the state and the Big Seven ofn- cially becomes the Big Eight. The Tribe will not be competing for the conference championship this fall only because of schedule half, likely will go to junior James Privett. Probable starters in the line, where inexperience is more prevalent, will be co-captain Jimmy Oee/ at center, Bo Huffman and Jodie Hall at guards, Frank Sparks and Homer Ratlin* at tackle slots, and problems anil a league rule mak- a tnssup between Fred Hodge, Jiming round-robin play mandatory lor j my Bratcher. Fred Rounsavall and championship participation. ! Jimmy Earls for the two end posi- First title competition for the j 'ions. Chicks will be during the coming basketball season. Some Inexperience Blytheville goes into tonight's game with Osceola with considerable inexperience compared to the lest few years. The Tribe has some 15 lettermcn, though many of them didn't see much action last year. Coach Russell ilosley will be depending on a trio in the backfield to carry much of the load. They are Charles Abbott, Freddy Akers and Bobby Jones. All three were starters much of the season last year and should provide a solid attack for the Chicks. Baseball Standings By Du AsiocUU* Prcn NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Abbott Realty The squad completed preparation for the game with limbering up exercises and dummy scrimmage under the light* at Haley Field. last night. Physical condition of the team is good with only a few slight injuries remaining from the past three weeks of heavy workouts. Co-captain Charles Abbott, who was injured last week, is fully recovered and should be going at top speed tonight. Charles Coalter, sophomore halfback, has been hobbled by an ankle f injury and may not see action to-" night. Brooklyn Milwaukee .. New York Philadelphia Cincinnati . Chicago St. Louis Pittsburgh 92 46 ..76 64 7? 66 72 69 68 67 57 55 .661 .543 .525 .511 .416 .412 .413 17 19< 2 21!i 26V 2 21 35 .396 37>i Friday's schedule Brooklyn at Chicago (21— Newcombe (20-4) and Meyer (4-1 ) Rush (11-10) and Jones (13-17). Pittsburgh at Milwaukee — Law (10-8.1 vs Spahn (13-14) (N). New York at Cincinnati— Hearn (14-14) or Liddle (9-3) vs Nuxhall (15-10) (N). Philadelphia at St. Louis— Dickson (11-9) vs Schmidt (4-5) tN). Thursday's Results Brooklyn 10, Milwaukee 2 Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 4 New York 6, St. Louis 2 (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN I.EAGLE Won Lost Pet. Behind Cleveland 85 54 .612 New York 84 54 .609 '2 Chicago 82 56 .594 2' 2 Boston 80 51 .584 4 Detroit 11 68 .511 14 Kansas City .. 56 81 .409 28 Washington ... 4B 86 .358 34> 2 Baltimore .... 42 92 .313 40',j Friday's Schedule Chicago at New York—Donovan (14-6i vs Lai-sen (6-2). Cleveland at Boston—Lemon (168> vs Delocte (8-51 IN). Detroit at Baltimore—Garver (12-131 vs Wight (3-11 IN). Kansas City at Washington (2)— Gray lO-2> and Kellner (10-8) vs McDermott (8-9) and Stone (612) Thursday's Results Cleveland 5, Baltimore 3 >10 in- nmgs) New York 13. Kansas City 0 Washington 5. Chicago 4 Detroit 5, Boston 4 Zulueta, Andrade In TV Bout NEW YORK (/Pi—Cuba's veteran Orlando Zulueta and flashy Cisco Andrade of Compton, Calif., match talented left hands today in a 10- round batle of lightweight contenders at Madison Square Garden. Ninth-ranked Andrade, 25, is a 1-5 favorite over fifth-ranked Zulueta, 21. NBC will broadcast and telecast at 8 p.m.. CST. Andrade 29-2-1 has the bettei record but the slender Zulueta 54-. 22-10 has more experience and has met the division's top talent in the past few years. Zulueta, for instance, holds victories over a pair of former champs, Jimmy Carter and Paddy DeMarco and one decision over the current tttleholder. Wallace iBud) Smith. He lost two to Smith. Andrad, who soared to a top rating on an unbeaten streak of 28, lost ground when he was .beaten successively by Ralph Dupas and j Lauro Salas, the latter another ex- I champion. I 7955 Chickasaws - Shown above are the J955 Blytheville High School Chickasaws who make their debut as a member of the Big Eight Conference to- nfght. The Chicks entertain the Osceola Semmoles at 8 p.m. at Haley Field. First Row: (left to right) Tommy Slayton, Bobby Jayroe, Wayne Honeycutt, James Privett, Freddy Akers, co-captain Charles Abbott, Bruce Smythe, Bob Robinson: Second Row: Fred Rounsavall, Jimmy Earls, Jack Renfro, Slick Nelson, Bo Huffman, Jodie Hall, Frank Sparks, Rene George. Jimmy Bratcher; Tnird Row: manager Tommy Carney, Robert Holt, Bobby Jones, Eddie Perry, Dennis Lunostedt, Charles Coalter, Homer Ratliff, Jim Scott, Fred Hodge, manager Bobby Edgman; Fourth Row: manager Bobby Bratton, Steve McGuire, James Tremain, Ed Moore. Kenneth Peters. Bobby Byrne, David Barnes and co-captain Jimmy Gee (Courier N'ews Photo) Somebody Goofed Paps Have Nice Ride, But Don't Get into Game It's a Ion? road back home when you lose a football game but the disappointment is even greater when you make a 50-mile trip and don't even get to play. Such was the fate of some 35 Blytheville Junior High Paps last night when they went to Maiden for their season's opener and found they were one ball club too many. Upon arrival at the Maiden football field the anxious Paps discovered a bus from Piggott High School in the parking lot. Coaches John Koldus and Jim Fisher climbed out of the bus to go investigate while their bewildered team stayed on the bus. Thanks to a change in the Maiden coachinsc staff, a lost letter and a misunderstood phone call, the Paps returned home without taking their gear off the bus. ' Last spring in correspondence with Maiden athletic officials. Coach Fisher arranged the gam*. In the meantime Maiden juggled its coaching staff. The Incoming mentor was told to go ahead and arrange his schedule but nothing was said to him about Maiden's commitment with Blytheville. Moreover, the letter of confirmation apparently fell before the janitor's broom. And since there was no signed contract for th« game, the Paps could only put their favorite plays back in mothballs and come home. The biggest hitch in the jumbled circumstances occurred only last week. Koldus phoned th« junior high school principal at Maiden to confirm the game. At the start of the conversation he pointed out that he was the Blytheville coach. Even then the Maiden principal didn't tumble to the mixup and he gave Koldui the green light. There's always another day and the Paps are hopeful things won't be so confusing next time. Too Late for the White Sox? Keiser Nipsj football Scores Shawnee 13 to 6 By ED WILKS The Associated Press. ton and Cleveland visits New York ble play. in a pair of double-headers. Burden on Sox Brooklyn's pennant victory is the earliest ever in the National League, but in t ne ,_ luul-u ^^, uiij .,._ __ _ American, one or two of the j and"New Vork reeled off victories, city kicki Contenders may find it's later The Indians beat Baltimore 5-3 inj New Yor 10 innings, maintaining their half-i their nine hits. game lead over The burden is on tne white Sox and the Reel Sox. Both lost vital ground vesterdny while Cleveland than they think after the next three pressure-packed days. The Dodgers made it with a 10-2 thrashing of Milwaukee, erasing their own league record for an early clinching set Sept. 12. 1953 The frenzied American League battle, however, now jumps into its most crucial three days yet. The Chicago White Sox and New the Yanks, whoj walloped Kansas Cily 13-0. But the White Sox were jarred 2'. 2 games, behind by Washington REISER — The Keiser Yellow- Jackets opened their district 3-B , ninth modern-era pennant, breezed; season i as t night with a 13-6 vie-j No Anxious Moments I home on 11 hits and the brilliant \ tor; , over the Shawnee Indians. The Yanks had no such anxious i relief work of Karl Spooner. Thej jacket quarterback Carl Spain as- momenls. Bob Turley five-hit the| 24-year-old southpaw, relieving! sureti the win when he romped 55 A's tor his fifth shutout and 15th lookie Roger Craig in the fourth, j yar(is ar ound end in the last, quar- tritimph and. Yogi Berra belted a pitched no-hit ball over the final! ler to climax a long march, pair of three-run homers. Kansas 5 2-3 innings, striking out nine andj „ nm v Rnv <- mi , h , r ,, r \, e ,< Kf \. :ked in four errors, giving retiring 13 in order in one stretch. ^^ hR ^^'^^™ d •k six unearned runs on Philadelphia tightened its grip on' tumcd in Reiser's most outstand- fourth place with a 6-4 dccisionjj n g perofrmance. The Senators chased Virgil lover fifth-place Cincinnati, over-j j onnn y Grove climaxed a long Trucks with two runs that won j coming two homers by Redlegj sustained drive when he went it in the seventh. Ernie Oravelz.l \vally Post who earlier had given the White; By The Associated Pttsf North Little Rock 12, Subiaco t Dardanelle 13, St. Anncs 1 Newport 33. Bald Knob 12 Catholic High 35, Carlisle « Murfreesboro 44, Hampton 0 Clinton 6. Conway '• 6 uie) Dierks 11. St. Charles 0 Mineral Springs 19. Bismarck • Mabelvale 27, Bryant 2 Marvelle 26. Holly Grove,« Augusta 28. Searcy 18 Star City 34. Arkansas Boys Industrial School 0 Atkins 14, Havana 0 and six points in the first quarter. The Indians got back In the game before the half when they hit paj i through the line for eight yards i dirt in the second quarter. York Yankees open 5-4 and Boston, after winning six! g OK two runs on fielding errors, straight, slipped four games back! brought home the winning run with with "a 5-4 defeat by Detroit. Cleveland stayed out front with four unearned runs. Larry Doby's 26th homer, leading off the 10th to cu t Chicago's lead to 4-3 in the sacrifice fly after three singles in the seventh. Mickey Vernon's two-run homer two-game break a 3-3 tie. provided the Tribe n Yankee Stadium today while with an untainted run. i first-place Cleveland Indians! ^ "^of?^ ^.^".h. set the begin a two-game series at Boston . Sunday sixth and started Trucks' decline. wild Pitch Costs Ellis Kinder, of all people muffed jt {m . fne Red goj[ wit)): Tribe's fourth pitcher, as the In- his wild pitch allowing the winning | dians missed what was supposed, run to score in the Tigers' fourth. Chicago moves to Bos-i to have been a game-ending dou-! The Dodgers, winning their NLR Barely Edges Subiaco By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In perfect baseball weather, several Arkansas high school teams opened the football season last night in a prelude to a full slate of openers tonight. North Little Rock scored on the last play of the game to nose Subiaco 12-7 and Newport rolled over Bald Knob 33 ., 2 ln tne top g3mes. A last second circus catch lifted Nortl. Little Rock's Wildcats above the rugged Subiaco Trojans. On j the last play of the game, half- hack Billy j u3tlce grabbed a de| nected pass in the end zone. bob- he card. i for the Chicks, who have fielded ville at Van Buren, Ashdown at Two powerhouses from Memphis] one of Arkansas' real toughies for; Mena, Waldron at Alma, Helena invade Arkansas for cracks at two Big 8 powers. The Tennessee city's Tech High takes on Port Smith and Treadwell of Memphis plays Little Rock, favored to repeat as the Big 8 champion. Blytheville, a conference of newcomer to the state's the big schools, opens its season against little Osceola. It should be a roll many years. ' at De Witt, De Queen at Broken El Dorado opens against Mag-'Bow, Okla., Magnet Cove at Mai- nloia. The experts say the Wild-; vern, Russellville at Paris, Cros- cats will win, but Magnolia is al-isett at Arkadelphia, Stamps at ways up for this struggle betwee-ij Hope, Pairview at Camden, Siloam south Arkansas Titans. I Springs at Pryor, Okla., Wynne at Other games tonight pit Bemon- West .Memphis, Paragould at Clarville at Rogers, Huntsville at endon, Piggott at Pocahontas, War- Springdale, Forrest City at. Con- ren at Rison and Dermott at Ham- Benton at mackover, Clarks-! burg. Omaha 8, Louisville 6 (s tied 1-1) AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ibesi-of-1 semi-final seriesi _ Minneapolis 4. Denver 2 (Mm-! bled ~jt momentarily, then hung on neapolis leads. 2-0) _ _ i (cr the wilm j ng , core . s : The 10-yard pass bounced off end ! Freti', Blankenship's outstretched , hr.nds' and into the hands of Jus- i lice. The play capped a 62-yard ! drive. 0 ; After North Little.Rock took a fi-0 lead in the second quarter on Montgomery's one-yard SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ibest-of-1 semi-final series > Birmingham 6. ChattanoogE ''Birmingham leads. 2-01 Memphis 6, Mobile 5 (series tied Charlie plunge, Subiaco came back in the fourth quarter to move in front. Fullback Mike Donnelly climaxed] a 10-yard drive with a 4-yard j ; plunge into the end zone. Rawlings and Byrd . I John Walter kicked the extra TEXAS LEAGUE fbest-of-1 semi-final series) Houston 5, Dallas (Houston leads 1-01 San Antonio 12, Shreveport S\ po 1nt"tha't"looked"like" the'game'si (series tied 1-1) difference until Justice grabbed; the loose ball in the end zone. WESTERN LEAGUE (best-of-5 semi-final series) Newport rolled behind Billy Byrd, Earl Don Rawlings and Mau-j Colorado Springs 5, Des Moinesi rcie Robbins to an easy victory 4 (10 innings, Colorado Springs over Bad Knob. Rawlings and leads. 1-0) Robbins each scored two touch- Wlchiia 8, Pueblo 1 (Wichita i downs and Byrd counted one. Raw- leads, 1-0) lings and Byrd, the game's leading) ground gamers, piled up 82 and 67 I yards respectively. Robbins kicked j three extra points. I Bald Knob's touchdowns were | stored in the last quarter by Bob Clark and Fred Myatt. 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