The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 13, 1955
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PAQB EIGHT BLTTHETILLB (AM.)' OOWHBS NtW* TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,195J «Du _xT/i Captain Spiers Heads 15 -Man Delegation to Arkansas State Osceola't Tommy Spiers has been fleeted captain of the WS5 Indians at Arkansas State and Is considered the top passer on the squad by head Coach Gene Harldw. Th« iharpshootinr (linger, who started hfc college career with » MM freshman ye»r at Ole Miss, heads m> a U-min delegation from fete an* on the Indians' rosier. Eleven of the 15 are from Mississippi County and Uie other four »M from Pemiscot. Behind Spiers, who was an all-stater at Osceola, are Bob Jamison at Memphis, Wayne Trice at Scarcy and Claude Menderson of Gads*e«, Ala. Har'ow expressed satisfaction with early progress made by the 80 candidates for the sauad and said, "I'm well pleased with our passing game so far." • • • BLYTHEVH.LE'S REPRESENTATION on the squad has had considerable setbacks. Billy Mayo, senior guard who was in good position to make the starting lineup, suffered a broken ankle and mill be out for the season. We ateo learned that center Leon Privetl, former Chick standout B«w in hi. sophomore year at State, also has been injured though he yrobablr won't miss the entire season. That leaves only Jessie Johnson, 220-pound tackle, in the ranks Irom Blytheville. Jessie, incidentally, at 21, in ilie oldest man on foe squad. Johnson probably will b* on the first or second unit for Harlow and Privetl Is likely to see considerable action when he returns If the layolrf does not eitend loo long. ALSO EXPECTED to aid the Indians' cause H little more than (omewhat is Wilson's Howard Cissell. Cissel! is a speedy halfback with lots of power at 110 pounds. Dare Wilbanks from Keiser ts another halfback who should play, a lot for Harlow. He's also in the 110-pound class. Hayti has a halfback on the squad In Huph Barnes, 165. In addition to Mayo, Johnson and Privetl, the Indian roster includes seven linemen from this area. Billy Davidson of Manila is a center: Murray Sullivan of Hayti and Jim Lee Stevens, 212-pounder from Osceola, are listed as guards; Earl Rankin of Driver, Bill Origory of Caruthersville and Bob Willis of Caruthersville are at tnckle; and Edwin Webb of Wilson is an end. Rankin Is 205 and played under Bob Courlway at Wilson. Gri(t- ory, at 210, was an outstanding lineman at Caruthersville and should M« plenty of action, though he's only a freshman. THOUGH HE'S not a native of Blytheville, we have another representative on the squad who was a resident here tor several months. He is K. T. Miller, better known in some circles as "Jug." K. T. was a staff writer for the Courier News from February to August this year. He's listed as a tackle on the roster and has his vefeht down t« 225 pounds. BLITHEVILLE SPORTS fans have another connection with the Arkansas State football team this year. Two coaches, against whom the Chicks played last year are at State. They are head Coach Gene Harlow who was at Murphy High in Mobile last year directing the only t«am to beat Die Chickasaws all season (by a score of 30-7). That team, incidentally later won the state championship. The Indians also have a graduate assistant coach named Hal Stancil, brother of Blytheville Line Coach Bill Stancll. Hal was line coach at Newport last year. He's doing gradual* work and assisting ta football at Slate. • ' • • HARLOW IS COUNTING on spirit and enthusiasm as a big part of the Indians' game this year. He said the team is young and inexperienced for the most part, but, "We have a good bunch of boys with a lot of enthusiasm and we are going to be rebuilding this year. The spirit of the group is the best I've ever seen." "The desire to win is driving the boys ahead," Harlow said, "and we >hould begin to look like a pretty good team toward the last half of the season." Mitchell's Voice Tops SWC Groans toy THE SSOCIATED PRESS ern Methodist, another team that The coaches had the jitters and! doesn't play this weekend. Coach the players worked harder Tuesday as game time neared for some Southwest Conference football outfits. M Fayetleville, Arkans Woody Woodard sent his Mustangs through two drills Tuesday with only Ray Masters, husky soph, on the bench. Trainers said he'd be as Coachi back in uniform pretty soon. Jacfc Mitchell was moaning: like a an with ulcers "We're going to , At Texas Christian, only quarter- man w hack. Dave Pinney and right half look pretty sloppy Saturday," he I Gerald Redus were regarded for opined I 'he moment BS being unable to rest of the week stressing Roal line defense. HIE Aggie?, meei UCLA Friday nmht at Los Angeles and the most opihmsiic statement from Bryant has Ijeen: "We won't be overconfident." UCLA is regarded as one of the strongest, if not the strongest, elevens in the nation. Nearly all the head mentors were putting out woeful news. Coach George Sauer of Baylor, whose Bears meet, H a r din-Simmons University m Waco, Tex., Saturday night, said he would have to start without his first string center. Jimmy Taylor. Taylor chipped a bone in his big toe. Rice Coach Jess Neely, one of the all-time champion moaners, told in Houston of junior Bob Woolbright, right end, getting a leg injury In scrimmage. It just happened that the player Woolbright subbed for, Marshall Crawford, showed up for practice for the first time since breaking a couple of ribs in an auto accident. Rice doesn't play until Sept. 24 when it's Alabama at Houston. The talk was brighter nl South-j There was little hollering from Austin whore Coach Ed Price sent the Texas Longhorns through their paces at full speed despite a game- condition scrimmage Wednesday. After that, said Price, the work would slack oif before the Saturday opener in Austin with Texas Tech, ! But the Mitchell screams from the Ozarks could be heard all over the conference as the defending champs' coach snid of the Razor- No Letup This WeekforTribe There was little relaxing despite their one-sided victory Facing one of their toughest foes. of the season this week the Chicks, starting yesterday, didn't waste a single day in getting contact work and scrimmaging underway. Coach Russell Mosley said there would be no letup in full-speed contact work this week and scheduled full scrimmages through tomorrow. Rounsavall Leaves The Tribe lost a key man of then- starting lineup yesterday when senior end Freddie Rounsavall quit school to join the Air Force. Rounsavall was a letterraan and one of the best defensive ends on the squad. That leaves only three ends on the roster: Fred Hodge, Jimmy Bracher and James Tremain. The Tribe came through.the Osceola game with no major injuries. Most are confined to the usual bruises and aches. However, Ed Moore, speedy so ( pliomore halfback, turned up yesterday with a sore leg. He was examined and treated by a doctor who described the injury as a deep bruise. He is expected to be back at work this week. Another casualty of last week was Line Coach Bill Stancil who is limping around much like Mosley who injured a toe earlier. Stancil got his sore toe when he caught a large piece of wood dropped by one of the players with his foot. of the heavy duty work for th« Blytheville Chicks this week, over Osceola Friday night. SPOKESMAN Archie Moore, who usually does the talking, lets his boxer, Biandy, do some howling at North Adams, Mass., where the challenge'r is training for the malch with Rocky Marciano at Yankee Stadium, Sept. 20. Can Indians Survive Jinx at Washington? By ED W1LKS The Associated Press Can Cleveland's 1-1/2 game lead survive the Washington jinx? That's the next question in the American League pennant quiz — and the flag may be riding on the answer. The Indians look as it 1 they may have packed away the pennant when they came from behind to earn a double-header split Sunday against the second place New York Yankees, but Tribe Manager Al Lopez remains cautious. He's not predicting a thing "until after tonight's two games at Washington." "If we get by Washington," says Lopez, "we ought (o be in an excellent position; although it still won't be a cinch. I still think it will be real tough all the way." It's a crazy race that puts the spotight on a three-game set between the leaders and the seventh- place club. But that's the way the race has been since the All-Star game break—just plain crazy. Senators Won 5 Straight The Senators, a whopping 36 games behind, somehow have managed to take five straight from the Indians while whipping them in 12 of 19 games so far. No other club has an edge over the Tribe this season. Oddly enough, anothej second- division club, fifth-place Detroit, also threatens the Indians, who have lost one game less than the Yankees with 11 games to play. Detroit fills up six of the remaining dates. . The Tigers also could raise a fuss with the Yanks as they wind up the '55 series against New York with a two-game set starting this afternoon. While Sox Hopeful Third-place Chicago, still hopeful though 3ii .games back, has two double-headers at Baltimore tonight and tomorrow. And fourth- place Boston, reduced io a spoiler's roll with six games remaining against New York, plays an afternoon double-header against Kansas City. Only one game was scheduled in the majors yesterday and Pittsburgh won it 9-3 at St. Louis. Dale Long broke it up with a Ihvee-run homer in the fourth. Stan Musial had two of the six hits off winner Lino Donoso—a pair of homers that gave him 00 or more runs batted in for the eighth time in his career. *Paps Open Season With Whitehaven It looks as if the Blytheville Junior High Paps finally are go- Ing to get to play a ball game! Coaches John Koldus and Jim Fisher will send their eager Paps •against the jimior high team from' Whitehaven, Tenn., Thursday night at Haley Field. The tentative game with Marked Tree did not .materialize and so the Paps scheduled a home-and-home series with the cluh from across the Mississippi. The Paps will journey to Whitehaven Sept. 29 for the return game. Yesterday's drill emphasized fundamentals and the Paps ran some plays against the Chickasaws. KoldUK has added some plays to the Paps' offensive scheme, but he says the visitors from Davy Crockett's country will be the first to learn about them. After last week's disappointing trip to Maiden, the Paps' exercise, was limited io a lung tune- up on the way home. If quarterback Jan Jarretl can call signals after that session, the Paps have little to worry about. Halfback Jim Stilwell is suffering from a sprained ankle but Koldus reports Stilwell should be ready to go by game time. If so, the Paps will be at full strength for their first game of the year. Whitehaven was one of the two teams to beat the Paps last year. Other loss was to Jackson, Tenn. WESTERN LEAGUE (semifinal playoff) eDs Moines 4, Colorado Springs 1 (Des Moines wins best-oi-5 series, 3-1). Wichita 10. Pueblo 5 (Wichita wins best-of-5 series, 3-2). Speakers Change But Not Jokes BELLEVILLE, III. <.?)—The guest speakers at the weekly Rotary Club meetings changed but the joke, about the motorist and.the insane asylum, remained the same—for five consecutive weeks. The members began to complain. H. T. Dunck, the program chairman, tried to forestall a repetition of the joke by telling it himself in introducing speaker No. 6 He was shouted down. LONG-HAUL SAVE ON _ TRUCK INSURANCE See— United Ins. Co. Ill W. Main Ph. 3-6812 hacks: "I just don't see how we can put| a team on , the field in the short j time we have left." Meanwhile, the Razorbacks remained a favorite in their opener in Piiyetteville Saturday with the Tulsa Hurricane. HAIRY VETCH PMA SPECIFICATIONS Place Your Order Now Blytheville Soybean Corp. in U' Main Phnnr 3-fif 1800 W. Main Phone 3-6856 Try a Texaco Service Station First Call Us For Your Cotton Picker and Spindle Oils We can supply You with the Finest TEXACO HEATING OIL W* deliver anywhere in Mississippi County BOB LOGAN YOUR TEXACO MAN Biytheviile Phone 3-3391 Joiner Phont 2421 Baseball Standings •* Ik* AMOctate* Frew Brooklyn Milwaukee . New York . Philadelphia Cincinnati .. Chicago .... St. Louis ... Pittsburgh NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 93 49 .655 80 54 .556 14 73 6* .514 20 n n .497 221/i 12 75 .490 33 !i W 7« .476 25V-1 60 82 .423 33 5« 87 .392 37',i Tuesday's Schedule Brooklyn »t St. Louis —Spooner (8-5) vs Schmidt (5-5) (Ni. New York at Milwaukee—Ants- nelli (12-16) vs Buhl (13-10) '.(N) Philadelphia it Chicago—Simmons (7-8) vs Jones (13-18). Pittsburgh at Cincinnati—Friend (11-8) vs Nuxhall (16-10) (N). Monday's Results Pittsburgh 9, St. Loiiis 3 (Only game scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGLE Won Lost Pet. Behind Cleveland .... 88 55 .615 New York .... 86 5« .608 1'i Chicago 84 58 .592 Boston 81 60 .574 De'roit 12 71 .503 16 Kansas City .. 59 83 .415 2S',i Washington ... 50 89 .360 36 Baltimore .... 45 93 .326 405i Tuesday's Schedule Clevleand at Washington (2)— Lemon (17-8) and Garcia (10-12) vs McDermott (9-9) and Porterfield (10-16) (N). Chicago at* Baltimore . (2)—Harshman (10-7) and Trucks (13-7) vs Moore (7-10) and Palica (5-11) (N) Kansas City at Boston (2)—Por- tocarrero (5-8) and pitmar (1012) or Kellner (10-8) vs Nixon (128) and Baumann (2-1). Detroit at New York—Miller. (00) vs Turley (15-13). Monday's Results (No games scheduled) • 6 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION (semifinal playoff) Louisville 6, Omaha, 3 (Louisville leads best-of-7 series, 3-2) (Only game scheduled' SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ' (semifinal playoff) Birmingham 2, Chattanooga 0 (Birmingham wins best-of-serles, 4-2). Memphis 11, Mobile 8 (teams tied in best-of-7 series, 3-3). TEXAS LEAGUE (semifinal playofT) . Shreveport 10, San Antonio 0 (Shreveport wins best-of-7 series, 4-2). . Dallas 1, Houston 0 (teams tied in best-of-7 series, 2-2). Pair of Linemen May Become'55 Porker Heroes (EDITOR'S NOTE — Thl« i« one of a seriei on the University of Arkansas football turn.) By ADKEN COOPER FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Two University of Arkansas linemen may turn out to be the heroes of the 1955 Razorbacks. One has size and strength; the other experience and speed. . They are tackle Billy Raj Smith, a 215-pound strongman from Augusta, and Waylahd Roberts, a 185- pound guard from Little Rock. Coach Jack Mitchell rated his tackle positions as the strongest on the team in the spring, but the loss of two boys through illness left the Porkers a little thin. Soph John Boles of Terrell, Tex., and letterman Dick Hardwick of Pine Bluff will sit out the 1955 season and save their eligibility for another year. Smith. Who Is 6 feet 5. has tremendous strength. He' and Bill Puller—the probable tackle starters —played more than regulars Eddie Bradford and Jim Roth in 1954. Roth, Bradford and All-America Bud Brooks were the only lettermen in the line who were lost through graduation. Right now, Mitchell insists that Smith is "inexperienced and erratic." If he can learn to apply his strength to maximum advantage, he'll be the leader in the line. Behind Smith at left tackle are Dick Bennett, a 200-pound soph who has recovered r'rom a shoulder injury, and Jess Deason, a 225- pound transfer student from Grove, Okla. Jay. Donathan. a 190-pound soph who was switched from center to tackle, may develop into a topflight performer. At right tackle, Fuller, a 210- pounder from El Dorado, has the edge because of his two .letters. Capable replacements for him are letterman George Bequette, 225, of Crystal City, Mo., and soph Rolii Luplow, 225, from Parkin. Mitchell would like a little mor« heft at the guard positions. However, they are speedy, tough and experienced. That apples especially to the 185-pound Roberts. His subs at right guard will be sophs Stuart Perry of tittle Rock and James Russell of Searcy and junior Gerald Henderson of Conway. Bobby Gilliam of Monticello the smallest linemen at 5 feet 9, 185. or Neil Martin of Texarkana. 5 feet 11 and 185, will be at the left guard position most of the time Gilliam has two letters. Martin earned his monogram as a soph last year and still has three years of eligibility. Jerry Fflrd. Harold Steelman and Oren Culpepper developed rapidly at center under game pressure last yeaN-but they had io start learning all over again in 1955. Mitchell said they have made "pretty good" progress in switching from single wing to split-T. Ford, 5 feet 10. 185, a junior from Lake Village, and Harold Steelman. a 5 feet 11, 190-pound senior from Pine Bluff, alternated at the position in 195.4. Culpepper, 6 feet 3. 185, a junior from Malvern, played enough to letter last year arid he may see more action in 1955. The centers are a few pounds lighter than most college linemen but. like the guards, they are experienced and aggressive — especially on defense. Demarco, Vejar Seek Title Bout BOSTON (/Pi—Welterweights Tony Demarco and Chico Vejar will be fighting for a possible title bout with champion Carmen Basilio in their 10-rounder at Boston Garden tomorrow night. Television will be on t national Ellis scale ABC 8 p.m. CST with New England blacked out. The bout also will be broadcast ABC. Rated a 2-to-l favorite. Demarco is making his first ring appearanc« since losing his welter crown to Basilio at Syracuse, June 10. Vejar has been working out In secret under orders of Manager tSevt with no newspapermen allowed at the sessions. Both have finished their final tuneups for the match. ENJOY HENRY CLAYS FAVORED WHISKEY! The greatest name in bourbon—historic favorite of famous men-now in a lighter, lower' priced 86 Proof bottling as a companion to the world-renowned 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS! •OTTLKD IN BOND 10O PROOF Ktntttcky Strtijht Bourbon Whiskey Kentucky StttitM Bourbon Wkitki? 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