The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 21, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUHEEK JflSWl AUGUST 21, 1954 Large Chick Squad Reports for Drills Boys Expected By Next Week 34 Are on Hand For Initial Workout; 14 Letter-men Back One of the numerically largest squads since before World War n was in the offing as Blytheville's Chickasaws reported te their Haley Field practice field yesterday. With several more boys due to report, Coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil counted 34 prospects at yesterday's drills—morning and afternoon. This means, the squad could approach the 40 mark by the time school begins, providing the training grind doesn't exact too big a toil among quitters. The 34 boys out yesterday did not count two bruising 190-pound backfield lettermen — Kenneth Fisher and Danny Edgmon, who figure to be ace« in. the Chickasaw attack this yea*. 14 Lettermen Edgmon has been working in Missouri and was due to get back into town, sometime late yesterday or today. Numhered among the squadmen will be 14 lettermen,,'but only a.few of them were first stringers off last year's club, which suffered but one defeat. •'•• ::.^ Tackle* John Fong and Allen Shanks and Fisher are the only boys who saw regular offensive service last year. Edgmon was one of the top defensive backs and played more or less regularly on offense, too. Other lettermen . are.. backs Bob- bv Jones, Freddy-.. Akers and Charles Abbott and- linemen Fong, Shank*, Freddy Rounsavall,. Jodie Hall, Jimmy Bratcher^ Danny Cobb, Warren Moxley, Chuck Langston and Jerry Nail. .•<•• Filling out this squad are- a group of boys up from last year's successful Papoose team along with boys who were squadmen last year and a few with no previous football experience. .:••'• . Aside from those named above, here's the roster as it read in the Chick dressing room yesterday: Eugene Stephens, David Holt, James Privitt, Jimmy Henry, Wayne Honeycutt, Tommy Slayton, James Brogden, Dean Dougherty, Drane Adams, David Barnes, Wayne Polsgrove, Fred Hodge, Jimmy Eaxls, jimmy Gee, Bo Huffman, Eddie Perry, Jimmy Castleberry, Robert Holt, Smith Braekin, Rene George. Bob Robinson and Frank Sparks. Fundamentals First Mosley and Stancil wasted no time in getting to work on their favorite part of the foot-ball curriculum—fundamentals. Stancil worked on the linemen, beginning with the basic stance and charge. Yesterday afternoon, they eased into blocking and tackling drills, as did Mosley and the backs. WIN SOME MORE IN FOOTBALL DRILLS OPEN — Coach Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil began putting their Blytheville High. School gridders through conditioning drills yesterday. Top photo shows 21-foot sign put up in dressing rooms by Chickasaw Boosters Club. In lower photo, Mosley (left) and Stancil (right) talk things ovtr with veteran tackles Allen Shanks (standing) and John Fong. (Courier News Photo) When the Chicks came in from yesterday's morning workout, they saw on the north wall of their dressing room a gigantic sign which whoops it up for & good year in 7 54. Todd Harrison and Chickasaw Boosters Club members were responsible. Alabama. Mosley and Stancil would be happy if they could use all the ball players who are hanging around the Chick camp now. On the scene practically every day are these departed Chick stars and the schools 'they will attend or .have been attending: Quincy Hodge (Texas Tech), Billy Mayo (Arkansas State), Billy Michael (University of Arkansas, Mel Hay (Murray State), Billy Gilbow (Arkansas State). And of course there's Tommy Mosley, who'll be fourth of the famous line of brothers to play at Packed away neatly in the Tribal dressing rooms are new blue-gray game pants and new maroon jer- sies. The pants have a narrow maroon and white strip which runs from hip to knee down the outside. The jerseys are solid except for three narrow wrnte stripes which encircle the arm at the biceps. Bob Fitzsimmons came from Australia to win all three of his fight titles in the U. S. — middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Sports Roundup— Babe's Record Awes Sluggers By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — There was considerable excitement in the Brooklyn Dodgers' clubhouse after the game in which Gil Hodges had boosted his 200th home run into the stands. Flash bulbs flickered as the popular first baseman's teammates crowded around to congratulate him. Michigan's Tough Sked ANN ARBOR (^ — The University of Michigan has lined up an unusually tough football schedule for its home grounds in an effort to check a steady decline in attendance. The Wolverines this fall will meet Army, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan State, hoping that at least two of these games will fill the vast 97,000- plus Micmgan Stadium. Cards Tie Mark But Lose Game ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals tied a double play record but the Cincinnati Redlegs took over fourth place in the National League. That was the story of a 3-2 victory for the Redlegs over the Cards at Busch Stadium last nifiht as St. Louis' potential tying run was cut down at the plate in the ninth to end the game. Philadelphia lost to Brooklyn, giving the Redlegs undisputed hold Malone, S/rp/'s Paired for Mat Feature Walter Sirois, the lumbering ex- lumber jack from the .Canadian northwest, returns to the Blytheville wrestling ring Monday night to take part in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Sirois, a veteran toughie, Irishman Eddie Malone in the feature attraction. They'll oppose a couple more senior heavies in the bout. Don Bruno, who made his debute here last week, will combine talents with refree- wrestler Jack Moody against Sirois and Malone. This bout is expected to be a rough and tumble affair as both Sirois and Malone are well schooled in catch-as-catch-can grappling. And, too, both Bruno and Moody have proved they know a little about on the bottom rung 'of the first division. The Equal Record Cards' six double plays Fiery Wdlara Nixon Has Yanks' Number And Beats 'em. Again BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right-hander Willard Nixon," a fiery-tempered fellow with a flare for whipping the world champion New York Yankees, stood alone today as the only hurler to defeat the Yanks four times this season. H« yielded only four hits and- banged in the winning run with a two-out double against rookie Bob Grim last night for a 4-3 victory that snapped the Yankees' 10-game winning streak. The 26-year-old husky pitcher was really "up" for the game. One of his biggest handicaps in baseball has been his penchant for blowing his top when his control goes out of whack. He has made great strides in curbing his temper and his 9-10 mark in 1954 is a big improvement over his 4-8 record of last year. But Manager Lou Boudreau, a master psychologist, perhaps decided a touch of the needle might be just what Nixon needed recently after failing for the fifth time to notch his ninth victory. Boudreau hinted rather broadly to sports writers that maybe Willard needed a little rest—maybe his stuff was slipping away from him. That did it. Slow Burn Nixon took a slow burn and let it be known that Boudreau was talking through his hat. So, last night, with the red-hot equalled a record matched six times. The New York Yankees hold the American and major league mark of seven. , In the ninth, with pinch runner Dick Schofield on second base and one man out, Frank Smith came on to replace starter Joe Nuxhall for the Redlegs. He forced Bill Sarni to ground out, but Joe Cunningham rammed a single to right. Wally Post's strong throw cut down ! Schofield at the plate. as he tried to bring home the tying run from second. Wild Pitch Helps Cincinnati tallied single markers in the first, third and fourth, one of them as a result of a wild pitch by Card starter and loser Ralph Beard. The Birds scored both' their runs in the sixth on singles by Stan Musial, Ray Jablonski and Sarni and an outfield error. Cincinnati Manager Birdie Tebbets, in a move made once before here, shifted shortstop Roy McMillan to form a four-man outfield in the eighth with Stan Musial at bat, but Musial grounded out to end the frame. Young Golfers Are Pooped They'd As Soon Ploy Canasta for Title COLUMBUS, Ohio (£*}—Two club- toting 17-year-olds, so tired they said they'd be willing to play canasta instead of golf for the title, today had a 36-hole date for the ninth national caddie championship. The survivors of the starting field of 53 are Dick Burgoon, a tall free-swinger from Harrisburg, Pa., and Gene Cardi of Columbus. The two finalists have had 36- hole rounds each of the last four days, and they said they were feeling the strain. The victor gets a $1,500' scholarship award, and the loser $1,000, and both are headed for Ohio State although each has a year of high school left. Delia Flora and Borek, yesterday's 36-hole losers, meet in an 18-hole medal play round for awards of $750 and $500. In an 18-hole medal playoff for* quarter-final losers yesterday, Dave Daniels of Columbus won $350 with a 77, John Chimienti of Harrisburg, Yanks after their llth straght Nixon got the starting call. And he ran his season's mark against New York to 4-0, striking out five and walking only one. Nixon had to give way to Sid Hudson after suffering a bad shaking up while trying unsuccessfully to stretch his eighth-inning, game- winning double into a triple. He landed heavily on his head and shoulder, twisting his neck, in a frantic lunge for third base. He somersaulted right over the- bag and was tagged for the third out. But he kept his perfect record intact against the champions and wasn't injured seriously. Ward Is Choice Over Campbell Harvie Favored To Break His Strange Slump LONDON". Ont. UP)—San Francisco's Harvie Ward, magnificent with his irons, was favored to break a strange two-year slump today against lanky Bill Campbell of Hunting, W. Va. r in the finals of the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship. The Walker Cup teammates — who had never met before in direct competition—tee off in the 36-hole finale over the rolling 6,480-yard, par-70 London Hunt and Country Club. Captivates Crowd Ward, 29-year-old automobile salesman, captivated the gallery yesterday with his deft iron play, even though he eliminated the last Canadian player remaining in the oldest of all Canadian tournaments. Ward breezed to a simple, yet overpowering, 9 and 7 victory over Lyle Crawford of Vancouver, B.C. It gave him a record of 90 holes of golf in only 2 over par. He hasn't lost a hole in the match play event in the last 36. Campbell, meanwhile, relied on his putter and moved into the championship round by whipping Harry Haverstick of Lancaster, Pa., 8 and 7, in the other semifinal. Ward has been winless since his brilliant victory in the British Amateur in 1952. He blamed poor Pa'.,''received $300 for a 78, Dick'iron play, but now, he feels, the Ha'uff of Chicago $200 for an 83. ailment has been cured. Malone and Sirois have teamed together numerous times before Blytheville crowds and at one time they ran up several straight victorious weeks as tag team before final meeting their Waterloo. In preliminary bouts Sirois is I will take on Malone. It was a justly deserved tribute, for not too many batters reach the magic figure in a ful career these days. Hodges, at 30. had How many different from now. did the Babe hit?" Feeling- Futile He was advised, after quick redone it in his seventh full big j search, that Ruth had blasted a league season, and he could look j total of 714 four-baggers during his forward, if extremely lucky, to at)22 fabulous years in the majors, least approaching the 400 mark and that Melvin Ott, over a like before cleaning out his locker. Hour About 500? When the noise had subsided and the last picture been snapped, the happy slugger wandered over and sat beside Duke Snider, who also whales a long ball and likely will become a. 200 man sometime next season. Tb. thoughtful. "Gee, Gil," Duk was looking span with the Giants, had collected 511 to establish the National League record. Both Dodgers marveled. "There had to be something different." Snider insisted. "No man, I don't care how great a hitter he is, can ever hope to set records like those again. In the first place, you can't hope to play that he said, "how in pong these days, not with night the world do you suppose a man (baseball. It takes it out of you." ever hit over 500 homers in the j There's no moral or anything. big leagues? It doesn't seem possible, does it?" "Don't ask me," said Hodges, losing the fine edge of his elation. "there must have been something Just a couple of modern ballplayers feeling futile. Although the Baltimore Orioles stand at least an even chance of S«e Blytheville's Newest and Most Modern SERVICE STATION CONNY'S CONOCO SERVICE Corner Ash & Division — Blytheville Conoco Super Got with TCP — Conoco Super Motor Oil G. 0. 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