The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 12, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT (AUK.T IWUWIH NEWB MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1955 -Stndf ee&on Burnet Brings Towel With His Scouting Sheet We got to listen to the sad story of North Little Rock iirst hand »t HM Blytheville-Osceola game Friday night. Wildcat coach Raymond (Rabbit) Burnet, who brings his boys to Haley Field this week to meet the Chicks, gave out with an unhappy tale of woe of the Wildcats this year (strictly for our benefit, we're sure). Just the night before, Burnet had seen his grldders pull out a 14-7 victory over Subiaco witfc a touchdown pass on the last play of MK game. "We were mighty lucky," the former Arkansas Tech mentor Hid. "They outplayed us the whole game." (Though statistics did not bear this out.) The wily Rabbit repeatedly bemoaned the fate of his inexperienced little team, despite the fact that it is rated as one of the top clubs in the state by most other sources. BURNET also let us in on a few "rules of procedure" which he said Blytherille would have to abide by as a Big Eight member. Most were concerned with pre-game activities, such as the band marching across the field instead of around it, and playing o( the Alma Mater after the teams return to the field for the start of the contest. But ht found little fault with the way the Chicks played football. ki fact, he didn'l even stay for the entire game. When Charles Abbott cut loose with his 76-yard touchdown shortly before the halftime, Burnet got up and said, "You boys are too good for us, I'm going home." And he did — but only because he knew he'd seen all Mosley was going to show of the Chicks that night. Still Some Questions The Chicks did look impressive in their 39-14 win over Osceola, though it's hard to tell how they'll stack up against their tougher foes. Mosley was fairly well pleased with the first unit's showing and with most of the play of the reserves. Though he wasn't too happy wi*h the blocking of the second unit, particularly the blocking- of [Birds and backs who lead thf. single-wing plays. "We couldn't tell much from that game," Mosley said this morning, "but we'll find out this Friday night." THE CAMERA ordered for the Chicks by the Booster Club has not yet arrived and the entire game against Osceola was not filmed. They did get about 20 minutes of it on celluloid, however, with the use of borrowed equipment. That had lo be sent lo Chicago for processing and probably, won't b< back for about a week, Mosley said. It is hoped that the new camera will be here this week in time for trie Chick-North Little Rock game Friday night. Plans also are progressing for installation of field to press box phones this week. Attendance Figures Attendance at Friday night's season opener was the largest we've seen in a long time. The new Blytheviile-Osceola series, of which this was the third game, certainly has paid off handsomely in gate receipts to both schools. School officials listed the lolal attendance at the game as 2,550, with 2,213 of those paid admissions. Our estimate would have been »bonl 1,000 greater, but we have been going on the assumption that Iht west stands is much bigger than It is. W. D. Tommey, principal of the high school, said a count of the aeats this year showed there are only 1,257 seats in the grandstand. "Lots of people apparently have thought the gralnlstand was much larger tt»a« thai," Tommey said . . . We must, admit we were among them. Lou Will Stay with A's KANSAS CITY (/P)—Lou Boudreau, who has skippered the reformed Philadelphia Athletics to sixth-place in their first season at Kansas City, had another year's contract in his pocket today. Salary terms, as is customary, •were not disclosed, but Arnold Johnson, owner of the Kansas City American League club, said Boudreau deserved "a great deal of credit for what has been accomplished." A lot of experts figured the transplanted A's would wind up in ex- actly the same spot as they did while still languishing in Philadelphia- last. Boudreau, former Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox manager, snid the way "the players have hustled and tried has been a source of real satisfaction to me." The A's announced Saturday the purchase of pitcher Lou Kretlow and catcher Joe Ginsberg from Seattle in the Pacific Coast League "for a considerable amount of cash" and three players, to be named at a Inter date. Are Yanks Choking? NOT KIDDING—Rocky Marciano's firm jaw is an indication that the heavyweight champion is not taking Archie Moore lightly in their match at Yankee Stadium, Sept. 20. Scribe Says Lane Ready to Resign AsWhiteSoxGM CHICAGO fjf!—Is Prank Lane going- to call it quits as general manager of the Chicago White Sox? Lane is quoted as saying he doesn't care to comment and also that he hasn't tendered his resignation. Mrs. Grace Comiskey, Sox president, says she doesn't want him to leave and <J He definitely won't." Warren Brown, sports columnist of the Chicago American traveling in the East with the Sox, posed the question that Lane might quit. He recalled how Lane recently was fined $500 by baseball commissioner Pord Frick for an allegedly profane protets over umpiring. Brown also recalled an alleged statement by Chuck Comiskey, White Sox vice president, that Lane's conduct was "inexcusable" and also that "Lane can remain with the club \£ he wanted to." "That was the beginning of the end." wrote Brown. The Chicago , Sun-Times quoted Lane in Boston as saying: "I have not tendered my resignation, but 1 don't know how much more of this I can take without blowing up. Chuck (Comiskey) has taken every opportunity to ridicule me and, frankly, I'm getting fed up with the whole business." 65 Season Tickets Left At Owens Have trouble getting a seat at Friday's Blytheville - Osceola game? That sell-out crowd may be indicative of things to come at Haley Field Stadium. But there's on answer other than coming to the stadium an hour before game time. Some 65 reserved seats ni the middle of the stadium are still available on a season basis for S6.75 per seat for adults and S3.50 Tribe Wins Tilts With Chips Down In Pennant Chase By ED WILKS The Associated Preis Time was when the Cleveland Indians took the rap for choking up in th* pennant drive. But no more. Now it's the New York Yankees, the club with a reputation for winning the big ones. Tlie Indians, winning 11 of their last 14, were held to just tour hits by southpaw Tommy Byrne in a 6-1 first-game defeat at New York yesterday, but they came from behind to win 3-2 in the pivotal nightcap. A loss would have dropped the Indians from first place in '.he American League. Instead, they can sit back and rest while the AL takes a day off today, holding a Hi-game lead with 11 to play. Second-place New York has 12. Avila, Mossi Sparkle Bobby Avila, with eight hits in his last 14 at bats, and reliefer Don Mossi kept the Tribe in there in the second gme. But in the end, it was a wild pitch by Whitey Ford. New York's ace, that let the clinching run score. It, was the second straight game in two days the Yanks let slip away. Saturday, they blew a 6-1 lead and lost to Chicago 9-8 in 10 innings, The double-header split left Cleveland 3'/ 2 games up on third- place Chicago, which divided pair at Boston. The White Sox won the second 7-2. Boston, six games back, took the opener 6-2. Bobby Gets 4 Hits Avila, hitting .272 after winning the '54 hitting title, had four hits in the double-header and walloped his second homer of the day to tie it at 2-all in the eighth inning of the nightcap. Until then. Ford, 17-7, had a three-hitter. Hoot Evers followed with a double, advanced on a walk and forceout. then scored as Pord bounced a pitch in front of the •plate. Mossi, in relief of rookie Herb Score, scattered three the last three frames hits for a 4-3 record. Evers pulled him out of his only possible jam, making a diving catch o! Elston Howard's liner for the final out with the potential tying run on base. Byrne Wins No. 15 Byrne was great as he won his 15th in the opener, fanning five and walking only two. Yogi Berra knocked in three runs and Joe Collins swatted an inside-the-park homer .off losev Early Wyrm. The White Sox hung on as Connie Johnson and Milliird Howell, although rapped for 11 hits, tightened in the clutch and left 15 Bosox stranded. Prank Sullivan w r on his 18th in the first game with a five- hitter while Norm Zauchin drove '- three runs as Boston racked up Bob Keegan. Detroit split at Washington in a pair of four-hitters. Billy Hoeft won his 16th in the first game 8-0 and Nat rookie Ted Abernathy picked up the nightcap 1-0. Washington had 14 hits in the second game, but didn't score off rookie Frank Lary until Mickey Vernon singled with the bases loaded in the ninth. Kansas City and Baltimore also for children. This entitles the purchaser to the same seat for each of the remaining high school and junior high school games. A seating chart and the tickets are available at Owen's Drug Store. Owls Are SWC Favorites (EDITOR'S VOTE — This is another hi a series discussing Southwest Conference football prospects.) HOUSTON. Tex. CAP) — Pre-season polls and predictions have named the Rice Owls as narrow favorites for the Southwest Conference football championship. No doubt Coach Jess Neely would be very happy if his team lived up to the fore-' casts. But you can look at the Owls from two directions on paper andj get a couple of completely dif- i ferent views. On the cautious — if riot pessimistic — side, only one of the seven teams in the conference returns with fewer lettermcn thnnj Rice's 16. There are 9 seniors on' the squad and one isn't even a letterman. As a whole, the halfback crop IK inexperienced and while there are some promising runners, there isn't a proven "all- the-way'' threat to replace the graduated All-America, Dicky Moegl. Defetwe Work Needed Although there was vmphaais on the offense in the spring the 61-31 score of the Intrasquad game signalled a need lor much work on defense. The loss of brilliant blocker and defender Kenny Paul at guard will be sorely fell, not only for his ability but his leadership. The Owls face their annual schedule problem — if they get to * peak too soon, they might rtln out of ga* in the November, stretch; if they come along too slowly, Uit'y might not be ready lor stern early league tests with highly respected Southern Methodist and Texas. There must be reasons, however, for this outfit to be picked for first by a number of the so-called experts, narrow .as.the margin might be. For one thing, they have coaching of tlie highest quality. The veteran head man of the Owl force is beginning his twenty-fifth year as head coach of a major college team: He has a helping board of strategy with experience in the game and in working together as a unit at Rice for many years in Joe Davis, Cecil Griggs, Dell Morgan, Red Bale and Charlie Moore. There is a shnrp young newcomer to the staff in Bill Bcall, who came from an assistant's post at Arkansas State, to help Grigg tutor the backs. N'lsbet Top Quarterback At two of the backfielri posts, the Owls ha ve been the talk of the Southwest in the oi'f .sen-son. Tlie prospects are very bright at quarterback and fullback. Success of Neely's version of the straight T is keyed to the man under. Henri- ing an impressive group at quarter-, back is senior 2-letterman Pinky Nisbel, who led the league in passing percentage last fall with .597. But he's being closely pressed by two exceptionally well qualified sophomores in 6-2, 208-pound King Hill and 8-2, 180-pound Frnnk Ryan. Both are fine parsers. Another stellar hand at quarter is Phil Harris, the freshman sensation of 1953 who saw brief duty last (all. And squadron Terry Stuart is much improved. Fullback Is in capable hunch with big, hard-running Junior letterman Jerry Hall and Jack Throck- morton. David Kelley did well with the frosh last fall, and can play either ful or right half. The hafback situation isn't discouraging, even if a proven spark of the Moegle type isn't known now. There are several lads eager to show they can do the job. AX left halfback, senior lettermnn Page Rogers has the most experience, while junior Paul Zipperlen saw a little game duty in 1954. Stocky Virgil Mutschinb was most impressive as the freshman team's leading ground gainer. The first string line will be one of Rice's biggest in -some time. With giant Orville Trask at 235 paired with proven star and stron; All-America candidate. Eddie Ray burn. 225 .at the tackles, the Owls won't suffer from lack of size split a pair. The A's won 4-3, then lost 4-2. . . Klippstein Whitewashes Bums In the National, Cincinnati's Johnny Klippstein one-hit Brooklyn's champs." Pee Wee Reese blooped a single with one 1 out- i the ninth for the spoiler as the Redlegs won the first game of a twin bill 9-0, then made it a sweep with a 5-3' decision. Ted Kluszewski hammered his 45th homer in the opener. Milwaukee, padded its runner-up splot, beating Philadelphia twice, 5-4 and 9-1. Del Crandall homered with three on in a five-run ninth lo win the first game. Rookie six-hitter in the second. Chicago's Ernie Banks and New York's Willie Mays each hit home run No. 43 while the Cubs beat the Giants. 7-5 on Ernie Banks' two-run double in. the eighth. In another single game, St.Louis edged Pittsburgh 6-5 on a single by Alex Grammas in the eighth. NFL Browns Face Tough Road Even With Graham By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlie Cleveland Browns, winners over Detroit 56-10 for the 1954 National Football League title, apparently face a tough road to another championship game this season even with veteran quarterback Otto Graham back in action, Graham, who announced his re- iirement after last year's playoff but recently changed his mind, was in the lineup for the first time against Detroit last Saturday, but the Browns dropped a 19-3 exhibition decision to the champions. The defeat was the fourth in five games for the eastern division titleholders. In other Saturday exhibition games, the New York Giants dropped their second pre-season contest 7-0 to the Chicago Bears at Little Rock, the Washington Redskins edged the Green Bay Packers 33-31 at Winston-Salem, N. C., and the Baltimore Colts turned back the Chicago Cardinals 24-14 at Chicago. And Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles whipped the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 for their fifth straight triumph. Four-Man Tag Bout to Top Legion Card Another four-man tag bout has been booked for the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling card Monday night. And for the third straight week, stubby John Silvers has been booked as one of the participants. Silvers, a pint-sized heavyweight, is scheduled to team with Charley Keene against a pair of senior heavies, Jack Welch and Pierre Dugas in the feature bout. Silvers, who tips the scales at slightly over the 200 pound mark, has made quite a splash in his first, two appearances here. In the first one he had Don Fields whipped until he was disqualified. Then last week he did himself right proud against Ted Lafell and Dick Dunn. Silvers and Keene will be, making their first appearance together as a team. Their wrestling styles are very similar as are their builds. It's School Time BE SAFETY-SURE Came bi—jHeti <j*t acquainted! W« will: •fc Adjust brakes, including parking brake -^ Pull one front wheel- inspect lining and wheel cylinder £ Check master cylinder tdd brak« fluid, if it Adjuit brak« p*dal clearance * Raid tut nr MUM U1UW PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway — OPEN TILL 9 P.M. DAILY — Ph. 3-4453 Baseball Standings By rbe Associate!* Prei* NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn Milwaukee New Yoi'k . Philadelphia Cincinnati Chicago St. Louis Pittsburgh Won Lost PCt. Behind 93 . 80 ..73 72 72 69 60 .655 .556 .514 .497 .490 .476 .426 1 14 20 22 ' 2 23', 2 25',i 32!.i ..... 55 87 .387 38 Today's Schedule Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N)— Donoso (3-6) vs Haddix (12-15). (Only game scheduled). Sunday's Results Cincinnati 9-5, Brooklyn 0-3 Milwaukee 5-9, Philadelphia 4-1 Chicago 7, New York; 5 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Cleveland New York . Chicago Boston Detroit Kansas City Washington Baltimore 88 86 84 81 72 59 50 .615 .608 .592 .574 .503 .415 .360 Hi 3' 6 16 28' 36 W',2 45 93 .326 No games scheduled today. Sunday's Results New York 6-2 Cleveland 1-3 Boston 6-2 Chicago 2-7 Kansas City 4-2 Baltimore 3-4 Detroit 8-0 Washington 0-1 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION . (best-of-7 semifinal playoff) Louisville 3, Omaha 2 (teams tied, 2-2) (Only game scheduled) TEXAS LEAGUE , (best of-7 semifinal playoff) Dallas at Houston, postponed, rain (Houston leads. 2-1). Shreveport 11. San 'Antonio 7 (Shreveport leads, 3 : 2). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION (best-of-7 semifinal playoff Chattanooga 6, Birmingham 4 (Birmingham leads 3-2). Memphis 4, Mobile 3 (Mobile leads, 3-2). . WESTERN LEAGUE (best-of-5 semifinal playoff' Des Moines 6, Colorado Springs 5 (Des Moines leads, 2-1). . Wichita 2, Pueblo ) (teams tied, 2-2) Southpaw Lino Donoso, now with Pittsburgh, had a 19-8 record with Hollywood in 1954 and was named rookie of the year in the Pacific Coast League. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also -on the card. In the first Keene is slated to take oft Dugas with Silvers meeting Welch in the second. i/,?S. ARKANSAS OUTDOORS 'A ** Arkansas Game frRsh Commission LITTLE ROCK-A big disappointment is in store for Arkansas' duct hunters who have been counting heavily on the full use of the Commission's largest public shooting grounds—the Bayou Me to Area. The Commission has Deen compelled by two timber owners with holdings in the area to order the opening of the reservoir dams so as not to hold water in the area during the duck hunting season. Timber owners James Gooch of Arkadelphla and C. B. Ragsdale of Stuttgart offered the Commission this choice as an alternative to extending the timber cutting rights for a period of years or else purchasing the timber rights outstanding with Commission funds. Unless the Commission was to obligate itself without the benefit of economic justification W> either the purchase extension of timber rights, it, had no other alternative than to agree to cut the dams and not hold any water by artificial means. Duck hunters, however, have sufficient justification to be sorely put out by this unexpected action forced on the Commission. It is particularly unfortunate since every indication pointed to this fall's being the first real opportunity to take advantage ,of the Bayou' Meto shooting grounds since its completion and opening to the public. * * * Three drouth years in succession have seriously handicapped the development of the area with little or no water available during this period for duck hunting in addition to the threat of fire each year in the early fall. The 30,000 acre public shooting area was made available to the public in 1951 after years of planning and acquisition of land holdings in the area. Thousands of dollars have since then been spent on the construction of dams and reservoir areas to hold the waters that pour down through the heavily wooded area during the winter rainy season. This yeai\ for the first time, all cypress breaks and bar points contain water, and streams of water are flowing in the various ditches that run through the area. This is in marked contrast to the dry cracked earth that was characteristic of the area during the past several years. Now, with moderate rains, the six thousand area impoundment would have quickly filled in time for the opening of the duck season on November 7. The demands for opening the dams which were made by the two timber owners in the area come as a result of their purchase of timber rights on 8,500 acres purchased In June of 1953. This contract was made some two years after Bayou Meto had been formed as a public shooting area. Contracts on these timber rights expire October 31, 1958, and it, is apparent that Bayou Meto may remain dry until they complete their timber cutting operation. Other timber owners in tlie area feel that during the duck hunt- Ing season the ground is altogether too wet to move timber in an economic and efficient manner. As a result none of them has ever complained of the Commission holding water for duels hunters during this period. However, the two timber owners in question apparently feel different about the matter even though they acquired these timber rights some two years after the Commission had established Bayou Meto as a public shooting grounds. • » * In all probability the ground' will be too wet for anyone to harvest timber during any of the coming season even with the Commission ordering the dams to be cut so as not to impound any water. However, the cutting of the dams will deiinitely insure the' area being too dry for duck hunting except in isolated spots unless there is far above average rainfall. In other words, no one will particularly profit from the culling of ihe dams while it is very certain that the duck hunter will suffer a considerable losa in having no place to shoot. It might be well to point out further thai of the 8,500 acres in Bayou Meio on which Gooch and Ragsdale hold timber rights, only 1,500, of these acres would be directly affected by artificial flooding. Their remaining 7.000 acres would in no way be affected by the impounding of water at the dam reservoirs. The tragic note on which thii episode closes is that normal conditions of rainfall with or without the impoundment of water will make timber harvesting during this time of year highly impractical if not altogether impossible. As a result of these unfortunate circumstances, no one's gain will mean everyone's loss. TwoEaglesGive Dr. Middlecoff Golf Victory SCOTCH PLAINS, N. J. tf> — A pair of Eagles, one at the start and the other at the end of She final round, plus n double bogey on a. par 3 hole by his closest pursuer frave Carey Middlecoff n victory and $10,000 in the Cavalcade of Golf tournament. The Memphis dentist, playing out of Kiameshn Lake, N. Y., holed out an SO-foot wedge shot on the -190-yard first hole for an englc 3 yesterday at the Shnckamaxon Club. Then on the 601-y;ird. 18th he repeated the performance, this time using a No. 9 iron to drop a 45-foot approach shot. 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