The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (AUK.) COUKIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1954 Chickasaw Gridders to Draw Equipment Tomorrow But Workouts Won't Get Started Until 9 Friday Coach Russell Mosley and his assistant, Bill Stancil, will set their first look at their 1954 Blytheville Chickasaw football team tomorrow, but it will only be a passing glance as tfoTsqufd files through its Haley Field dressing rooms to receive equipment. i't get start-; * * . * Fisher to Coach Junior Gridders 'Actual workouts won't get started until Friday morning at 9 o'clock and it will not be until then that the two coaches will get a line on their '54 talent. 'Mosley said today that prospects are good for one of the largest Chick squads of recent years, m respect to numbers, anyway. Newcomers Encouraged Although some newcomers will have played neither junior nor B team football, the fact that more bovs may come out is encouraging to the Blytheville coaches who ( have'long felt that more boys should participtae in the football And Equipment Will Be Issued Paps Friday Morning With a "new" coach at the helm, Pirates Are Becoming Factor in. Flag Race SURE STOPPERS—Virgil Trucks, left, of the White Sox is .firing his way to another 20-game season! The Indians' Bob Lemon heads for his sixth straight season in that circle. (NEA) q- Blytheville's Junior High Papooses program. _ v _ A _ t &ese netv will draw their football equipment "We aont expect tneae ue% m/,mi«» «t. a n'riock from boys to be polished football plajr •ers but we know they can help themselves and the football team by coming out there with us every day," Mosley pointed out. Although he lost a handful of a Grade A group of ball players from last year's squad, Mosley and Stahcil are not pessimistic . , . but then, they couldn't be put Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the junior high dressing room. With regular junior coach Bill McFarland in the service, the Paps this year will be under the direction of High School basketball Coach James Fisher. Had Job Before Fisher held down this coaching position when he first came to Blytheville and later coached the High School's B team in football. Bill Stancil, High School line coach, is to handle Junior High basketball and track, it was announced. 4.bout 20 or 25 bovs from last Workouts will be conauciea , s d &re due " back O n the twice each day from Friday until - Junior club this year. Fisher said, school starts on Sept. 6 Qf this numbert however, only Reporting times for. the ™^j about four wiu be lettermen. workouts will be 9 _a.m._ and 6 Tfae Junior squad each year numbers about 50 or 60 boys, size of the turnout oeing limited only to uniforms available. Last year, down as optimists, either. Twin Workouts Daily Tomorrow, backs will report for equipment at 9 a.m. and linemen Tvill ^be" issued their gear at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Workouts will be p.m., Mosley stated, with the heavy equipment coming out in the afternoons. Mosiey is still looking for a pair of ball games, preferably on Oct. 1 and Nov. 5. If he can plug those two gaps, he'll have 10 games, being run off with no open dates from Sept. 10 until Nov. 12. Messick May Sign There is a good possibility Messick High of Memphis' will fill the Nov. 5 engagement. Mosley said today the date hasn't been approved by Messick, but "I have a feeling they want to play us." In any event, he'll press to fillj both dates because "We don't i In a w ^ d? error-filled Men's Soft- want any open dates this year. We i ba ^ League game at Little Park want to play our schedule, a game y es terday which saw the lead a week, straight through." change hands almost every inning, The 1954 alignment of teams j Ark-Mo Kilowatts came from be- will find the Chicks taking one of hind in the final inning to defeat McFarland had several boys show up day after day even though he had no uniforms to give them. Ark-Mo Cops Wild MSL Tilt, 76-75 $25,000 Project at Lake By Game, Fish Group In what is viewed as the only salvation for Big Lake duck hunters, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced yesterday it will spend over $25,000 in attempting to put water into the wooded area of its public shooting grounds at the Lake. their longest trips in recent years ------ — -- - , ,. . the Courier News Diuy Sox 16-is when they go to Mobile, Ala., to Leading 13 to 10 going _ into the meet Murphy High on Oct. 15. Sox' half of the last inning Ark- The Chicks open their season Sept. 10 at Osceola. Here's their schedule: Sept. 1C—At Osceola. 17—At N. Little Rock. 24—Frayser. 1—Open. 8—Whitehaven. 15—At Mobile, Ala. 22—Memphis East High. 29—Clarksdale, Miss.. Nov. 5—Open. Oct. 12—At Newport. Mo gave up five runs to fall two behind. They- quickly overcame this deficit in their half as two men got on base by virtue of gift errors in the Courier News' infield and Layton smashed a game-winning blow to right field. Ark-Mo scored in every inning as they banged out 15 hits off losing pitcher George Anderson. The Dirty Sox outhit the winners with 17 safe blows, but did not have the The move is aimed at the current hunting season and thus work is expected to get started soon, Main elements of the plan, as explained by a Game and Fish Commission spokesman yesterday, include putting more water in the area and then impounding that additional water so it will be under control. News Pipes At the north end of the area, two 48-inch pipes will be installed to help the single 30-inch pipe which was put under a levee up there last year. These pipes will deliver water into a ditch in turn will carry it to the North-South ditch, T. H. Holder of the Commission pointed out. From the North-South, the water will move into connecting laterals and, when it over flows these banks, will spread into the woods. The water will be controlled by dams and control structures in the ditches. North Benefits Slated Thus, the Commission plans to put | water into the higher, and drier, j north end, before letting the water ! spread into the southern portion. i "We want to put the water over i the largest possible area and thereby provide more hunting for more people," Mr. Holder stated. Cuts in the levees in the vicinity of the Seven Mile Bar Pit will be repaired so as to eliminate loss of water into the Floodway Ditch whenever that falls below the water level desired in the Commission's grounds. Fishing conditions will be bene- fitted by the control of water in the area" in the opinion of Mr. Holder. "Right now, we'll be leaving the water at a low level so our machinery can get around in the woods. W~e hope to be able to turn on the water by late fall." advantage of such loose fielding as did the winners. Layton was winning hurler. Top batters for the Dirty Sox were Lewis and Ross, who hit three apiece including a homer each. Garner had three safeties i for Ark-Mo and Layton and Hal' stead had two each. Boxing Titles To FFA Boys The Blytheville High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America brought home two boxing titles when they returned from a week-long visit to Camp Couch- dale, near Hot Springs, recently. James Posey took middleweight boxing honors at the FFA camp, and Billy Bingham was winner in the bantamweight boxing class in camp sporting events, Bill McLeod, FFA sponsor, said today. Camps to Go, Deer to Come At Big Lake Two Big Lake projects are still on the agenda for a "follow through" in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offices, it was revealed by the latter yesterday. They are: 1. Moving of all houseboats and camps from the Commission's public shooting grounds; and 2. Continued stocking of the area with deer. "Our legal department is now at work on drawing up papers which will lead to ejectment of all camps, cabins, houseboats and the like," said T. H. Holder of the commission. "These structures definitely will have to be removed," he stated. And,- Mr. Holder continued, if trapping conditions on deer are good elsewhere in the state, some 20 0.- 30 additional head are to be delivered to the area this fall. About 25 head have been loosed there thus far, he stated. Bums Handed Second Loss At Forbes By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Three years ago Branch Rickey invited a group of sports writers to attend the 1954 World Series in Pittsburgh. The only way Pittsburgh will see the 1954 World Series is by television. But the old master's amazing assortment of greying veterans and fuzzy-cheeked youngsters apparently is going to have a lot to say about where the series will be played. The last-place Pirates own today's longest winning streak in the National Leaguefive games, including a 4-2 triumph .last night over the bewildered Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh had won 9 of its last 11, the best record by a Pirate team since 1949. Second of Seven The Dodgers had reason to be bewildered. This was their second loss in Forbes Field in seven starts this season. In 1952 and 1953 they lost there only twice. Pittsburgh's streak became the longest when the Milwaukee Braves were beaten 4-1 fay St. Louis, ending a nine-game string. The league-leading New York Giants beat Philadelphia 8-3, putting them two games in front of Brooklyn, 4y 2 ahead of the.Braves. " Max Surkont, one of the pitchers I Milwaukee decided it didn't need 1 this season, beat the Dodgers on five hits. Frank Thomas drove in three of the four runs. Johnny Antonelli, also traded away by the Braves during the Sports Roundup- Aussie Martinet on Way Out By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The news from Melbourne that the Australian Lawn Tennis Assn. has temporarily voted down a motion to censure that country's Davis Cup captain, Harry j Hopman, bears'out private advices that opposition to Hopman's methods has grown so strong he has little chance of holding the job beyond next winter's Challenge Round, no matter what the result. The motion to censure the tennis martinet was made by Norman Strange, the head of Australia's telephone system and a highly influential man. He objected to some remarks made by Hopman after one of his players, Ken Rosewall, had been beaten by Jaroslav Drobny in the recent Wimbledon final. It was decided to shelve the matter until Hopman's return home from this country. IE was only by the bare margin of a 3-2 vote by the cup selectors that Hopman was permitted to captain the present Aussie team which is plaj-ing in the National Doubles Championships this week at Brookline. Since then one of his strong supporters, Harry Itt, has resigned at the age of 84, and informed opinion is that his successor. Judge E. A. Dunphy, will be found in from sports writing when the team the anti-Hopman camp the next time around. Embarrassing One of the counts against Hopman, we learn, is the growing belief that he does not actually cease to be a working tennis journalist during the months he is leading the Aussie team on its annual tour across Europe and America. This, it is realized, could prove embarrassing if the tennis association of this or any other country should | ever make an issue of it. i Each year, it seems. Harry for- I mally takes a leave of absence ! from sports writing when the team i leaves Australia, thus conforming ; to one of the game's oldest rules. From that point on the string of papers which normally carry the I Hopman "by-line" report the day- by-day doings of the Aussie stars in Paris, London and New York under the enigmatic heading "from a special correspondent." Real Reporter The only thing the anti-Hopmans don't like about that is the curious circumstance that this particular correspondent is the only one of any description who obtains daily | interviews of some length not only i with the team captain but with I those of his players who happen to j be in the news. Such is his dlli- | gence and industry that he often i appears to be capable of reading I Hopman's most secret thoughts. last Call-Close Out- Metal Lawn Furniture 1 / 2 PRICE 126 E. Main Blylhevllle, Ark. Phone 3-mi CLOSEOUT! 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Boston edged Washington 4-3 in their private battle for fifth place in the American League. Avala Delivers A single by Bobby Avila with the bases loaded in the ninth brought victory to the Indians after Detroit twice had held one- run leads. Bob Lemon, who won his ITtii game, drove in the tying run in the ninth with a single. Lemon has eight victories in the last four weeks. The Yankeees turned an easy victory into a runaway at Philadelphia 'with six runs in the ninth inning. Bill Skowron's pinch-hit, grand-slam homer was the big blow. Billy Pierce and Virgil Trucks combined for the White Sox's Pierce, who struck out five in a row at one point, was lifted after walking two men in the eighth. The Sox beat Bob' Kuzava for the second time in a week in the nightcap with an 11-hit attack. Ijawrence Winner A pinch homer by Joe Frazier with two aboard in the seventh brought Jim Wilson his first defeat. Wilson had won eight for Milwaukee, four of them shutouts and one a no-hitter. Brooks Lawrence won h:s llth game since joining th« Cardinals in late June. Brooklyn scored twice in the first inning on a walk, a single by Pee Wee Reese and a double by Walt Moryn. Surkont walked seven in the first five innings but only hi* first inning pass to Junior Gilliam hurt him. In the fourth he struck out Duke Snider with the bases loaded and two out. HOLY MACKEREL!—Norm* Swinson poses with, another beauty, a 48-pound king mackerel the largest caught in th« Morehead City, N. C-, area in i eight years. (NEA) DEMAN Tremendous public catt for Old Crow reaches record heights with the introduction of milder, lower-priced, 86 Proof bottling—companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS 86 PROOF Celebrated Old Crow—lighter, milder and lower-priced than the 100 Proof Bottled in Bond BOTTLED IN BOND 1OO PROOF The most famous of bonded bootbom available m THE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY. FRANKFORT. 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