The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 23, 1954
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MONDAY, AUGUST tt, 1WH BLYTHBTTLLB TARK J OWRtBR PAGE SEVEK is Seem tc Buraess B H By JIMMY BRESLXK NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — This was an average noontime for the Phillies. They had a 1:30 game and those who were not out taking batting practice were sitting around the locker room. . ... , . ., Curt Simmons sprawled on a rubbing table while a trainer gave his tanned left arm a brisk rubdown. Murry Dickson sat atop a black trunk with a sandwich in hand and Terry Moore, the manager, walked around trying to find somebody with a match for his cigarette. Over in a corner, Smoky Burgess was sitting with a heating pad and towel wrapped around one ankle. He was in a spot where you didn't see him at first, and it seemed the perfect place for Smoky to sit. * » * For some reason, you see, Forrest Burgess is the kind -of guy who goes unnoticed. When it comes to National League hitting honors, you get inundated with words and statistics about Duke Snider or Willie Mays or Ted Kluszewski. Yet, . a glance at the averages shows Burgess at the top of the heap with a batting average which has remained between .360 and .380 all season. Burgess, it must be added, has no chance to grab the batting crown, for he has been strictly a platoon catcher for the Phillies since injuries put him on the bench for two weeks early in the season. He played in only 77 of the Phillies' first 108 games of the year. But when he has been in there, Burgess has been spraying hits all over the league. To the pitchers, he is no secret, particularly in Brooklyn. Smoky hits the Dodgers as if he were in batting practice. He has something like a .407 mark againt them so far this year. Even if you were to leave his hititng out, it would corne as a distinct surprise that nobody would notice this 27-year-old guy from North Carolina. The dressing room was a quiet sort of-place until somebody asked Smoky how he was feeling. "Well," he began. "It's been like this right along now. You see . . /' » » * Some twenty minutes later, Simmons, now down from the rubbing table and dressed for the game, stucfk his head in and cheered on Smoky's filibuster. "You tell 'em," Curt said. Burgess continued without even taking a deep breath. To many baseball players, "hello" and "goodbye" constitute a legitimate conversation. For Burgess, it's merely a device to start talking. "Last two years up here I hit .296 and .292," he said. "This year I been way up there. I used to swing too much at bad balls. Now, I'm waiting for the good pitches Game and Fish News Some Changes in Bill of Fare For Arkansas Hunting Seasons By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — The bill of fare for the fall hunting season was set by the Commission this past week with a number of important changes and additions in current regulations to become effective. Most revolutionary of the revisions will be the opening of the former Black Mountain Refuge Area to the taking' of any type deer during the November period of the regular fall deer season. For the past two years Commission technicians and U. S. Forestry officials have strongly recommended the opening of this area to the taking of deer of either sex as the only practical measure to control the overpopulated and underfed deer herd in this remote section of the state. In making this regulation change, the Commission pointed out that the Black Mountain Area, located primarily in Franklin County, was to be considered an experimental proving ground to determine the most feasible method of controlling overstocked deer populations. The Commission also emphasized that the regulation would apply only to the November period of the deer season and in the Black Mountain Area alone. Used Elsewhere In commenting on this special regulation, Commission technicians stated that other states using similar regulations to control their rising deer populations found that later reproduction resulted in an II. S. Forestry Department in the Ozark National Forest Area, the Commission also adopted a regulation which would close this entire area to the hunting of deer with dogs. Some Wanted Earlier The fall squirrel season will remain the same as last year, beginning October 1st and continuing through December 31st, with a daily bag and possession • limit of eight also unchanged. Although some hunters had asked for an earlier squirrel season, the majority of recommendations on this season asked that it remain unchanged. In past years an earlier season resulted in the taking of large numbers of nesting squirrels. The Commission also took into consideration prevailing drouth conditions and the danger of forest fires which is greater in the early fall. Quail hunters wiU'be allowed the same number of hunting days as last year with the season to begin December 1st and continuing through January 31st, unless emergency conditions change the present outlook. Although the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not as yet announced the dates for the fall duck season, the Commission has recom- XdUWl. A ****Ji. W1A*.*.*-' WiW*J» *, ww MM. w-~-~ -»- "- ^C&-O*J,LLj UUH5 V^VJ,4fcJ-tJ-A.W?WJA.\^JLi. A.J.u.U' .*. wx>*-•»** improved deer herd, containing j mended that those dates be Novem- larger and more healthy animals, ^er 17-January 10, allowing duck ,, _.. ,,^ .. -, ,—;,.. t ~* K^T, hunters the 55-day shooting period, to show. "But this has been no bed of, roses for me this year. First, I had' stomach trouble in spring training. Than when I found out I didn't have ulcers, my father gets sick. Then my son had to have an operation and my daughter fell on some cee-ment steps and hurt her head. when the annual harvest of both sexes was great enough to limit the numbers to the range carrying capacity. Though hunter success has risen, not a single incidence has been reported where populations were decimated to the extent that the re- "Then I hurt my ankle—the other one, the left—and split my finger and, of course, this finger on my glove hand has to be held outside of the mitt. It's got a pinched nerve. "Seems everytime I turn around something happens. Well, it cain't keep goin' this way all year, I hope." "He's catering's answer to Luke Appling," a guy broke in. "The only other time he was hurt a lot •was down at Springfield and he hit .327 that year." Burgess broke it off and headed for the field. Nobody in the early arrivals at the ball park noticed him coming out. Harvey Haddix. S nals* southpaw, fanned 13 burgh batsmen on April 38. President Powel Crosley Jr., has Cincinnati Redlegs been with the for 20 years. duction was too great. The dates for the regular deer season throughout the state will remain the same as last year, the first period to begin the second Monday in November (November 3-13), and the second period to begin the second Monday in December (December 13-18). Longbow hunters will also be allowed two hunting periods of one week each and to begin two weeks prior to each of the regular gun periods. The dates for the first longbow period will be October 25-31 and for the second period, November 29-December 5. Crossbow Season The Commission also established for the first time a special crossbow season on deer of one week to be limited to the Sylamore Area of the Ozark National Forest. The dates for this period will be October 18-24. The Commission pointed out that this will be the only time of the year crossbow hunting will be legally permitted anywhere in the state.' Another liberalization of deer reg- Louis Cardi- ulations will permit one buck to be taken with a minimum antler length of four inches or with forked antlers. In the past regulations have set the minimum antler length at six inches. Following the recommendations of which Arkansas enjoyed the previous year. Doves Coming Sept. 15 , M TU jc up AT' The Eagles' starting backfield is expected to be, left to right, Bobby Thomason, HarTld fcianeandli, Don Johnson and Jerry Williams. The PMadelphia squad is working at Hcrsticy. " Coaches Clinic Bobby Dodd Tells Why He'll Go To Split T Formation This Year By BOBBY DODD Football Coach Georgia Tech (Written for AP Newsfeatures) It's simple why we are going to the split T this year. We played against split T teams for three years and found them the toughest to stop We couldn't stop them so we're going to join them. Our split T won't be the true*, T, however, we are going to addj some things to it. I Last year we used part of thej split T. We also used what has become known as the "belly series" which is our bread and butter play. We will keep that. The belly series was starte'd by the College of the Pacific. We didn't originate it but we exploited it. Others are using it — Alabama. Georgia, Louisiana State; in fact about three-fourths of the teams in our section. Rice in the Southwest Conference employs it. This series consists of the quarterback, faking to the fullback by running along holding the ball in the fullback's stomach, then pitching off to a halfback. We have been using the conventional T for eight years- I installed it in 1945 when I became head coach. The difference in the conventional T and the split T is that the split T splits the line. This is for L/Q vcs v^UEuiiig ocyv* A*J *j^**u •*• ^£*-*«v «»*— — The first hunting period of the the purpose of also splitting the de- pitts- fall season will begin September 15th, when both the dove and rabbit seasons open. The 40-day dove season will continue through October 24th, with rabbit season continuing through January 31st. In setting the hunting seasons for this year, the Commission fully considered the consequences of the excessive drouth that we have experienced for the last three years, and it.was pointed out that the advent of fall rains would relieve both the fire situation and greatly improve hunting conditions. In the last 10 Hambletonian trotting races at Goshen, N. Y., five winning drivers were over 60 years old. fense. The optional play of the quarterback is another advantage. The quarterback runs close to the line aad can keep or pitch out to another man. Mechanically, the split T is not as good for passing as the single wingback or the conventional T. But the opposition is so conscious of the threat of a running game that it makes the passing go. What happens is that the running threat pulls in the defense and allows your own pass receivers to get clear. Miss Frances Levy has been executive secretary of the Cincinnati Redlegs for 25 years. Cards Continue Fight (or Fourth • And Stan CHmbs Up on Duke Snider In Batting Race ST. LOUIS iff} — The St. Louis Cardinals are fighting it out with Philadelphia and Cincinnati for fourth place money 199. The Cards and Cincinnati are both 18 4 games out while the Phillies stand one game ahead. During the win over Cincinnati. Stan (The Man) Musial collected' two doubles in four times at bat to boost his batting average to .348, only one percentage behind league- leading Duke Snider of Brooklyn. Rallies Help The Birds had to pull from behind twice to get the win. They fell behind 3-1, then took a 5-4 lead in the fourth and. after the Redlegs went in front 6-5 in the fifth, tallied two more in the home half of the same frame to lead the rest of the way. Johnny Temple and Jim Greengrass were the big guns for Cincinnati with three hits each, including Greengrass' 23rd homer. Both starting pitchers, Brooks Lawrence for St. Louis and Cincinnati's Corky Valentine, were belted from the box during the heavy-hitting afternoon which saw the Cards collect 13 safeties to 10 Play Hookey for Trout CONCORD. N. H. '(SI ~- Schoo: "fishing derbies" are being en couraged by Jack F. George, di rector of physical education for New Hampshire's Department of Education. This is an answer to truant school youngsters who pre fer to hook a trout rather than answer the 9 a.m. school bell. Under the "fishing derbies' plan, the youngsters fish from dawn until mid-morning. Then they return to classes and hold a fish fry at lunch hour. Tuna fishermen in Nova Scotia pay $40 a day for boats, bait, fue and guides. Anglers pay $52 a da: if guide furnishes tackle. No hunting is permitted within one-half mile of the paved roax Mm Pleasant Valley, Ariz., Grand Canyon National Park. for Cincinnati. Al Brazle received credit for hi fourth win against three losses in relief although Cot Deal came o: in the eighth to put out a fire. Henry Moore Seen He's to Be Big Gun Since Departure of McHan, Sagely FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas was well represented in the final Southwest Conference football statistics for the 1953 season, but with the graduation of two men, will be left with little in the way of "ranking" players for 1954. The tabulation twins of Southwest lor 1953 were Lamar McHan, the versatile tailback, and lis pass catching teammate, Floyd Sagely. They combined to lead the league the gives Carpenter a fine start toward ' a bid for "all-time honor* U » !>*•• receiver at Arkansas. The famed Jim Bentoc it Apparently out of reach with 88 individually in tbal offense, passing, I lege play. catches in his three yearf of cot- punting, punt returning and pass receiving with still more statistical copy in the scoring, pass interception and place kicking departments. Each an All-Southwest Conference choce, they were easily the most mentioned players in the league. Carpenter. Too Holdox'ers from the pages of facts and figures are two junior backs—Henry Moore, powerful running fullback from Little Rock and blacking back Preston Carpenter, currently from Muskogee, Okla., though originally from West Mern- ohis. Ray Hamilton and Sagely rank second and third with 46 and 44 for their college careers. Carpenter needs an equally successful junior year to put him within eaay reach of them. The big "if" in his 1954 program might well be a passing tommata. McHan's accuracy undoubtedly helped him in his good 1953 start. Carpenter also ranked high in the SWC and led Arkansas in kickoff returns with five for 107 yard* —a 21.4 average. The leaders in each department of play who will return for Arkan- include Carpenter in j sas in 1954 - . Moore, after a late start becausej scoring (24 points); Moore in pass of an injured knee, romped 331 j interceptions (two for no yardage; yards on 86 carries to rank eighth as a baH carrier in the loop. His gross yardage was 337, showing a and tackle Jim Roth in punt returns (one for eight yards aad ft' TD>. All of Arkansas* passers and loss of only six yards all season — punters have departed sine* last remarkable for a single wing fullback. Expecting to reach near-peak performance in 1&54. Moore strengthened his legs with plenty of track in the spring and should be Arkansas' best threat as a runner, Preston Was Fourth Carpenter, also respected as a defensive linebacker, wound up the season with 18 passes caught for fall. Orioles Shun Record BALTIMORE tB — Wh«a the' Baltimore Orioles inherited what remained of the defunct St. Louis Browns there was one record held by the Browns which they hope will remain interred on the banki of the Mississippi. 185 yards and the No. 4 spot in the j That is a mark of 20 straight -*_^«^n«^« Incc-ou in fhen'r hnrno narlc Th* conference. He was tops for a back—the three pace-setters all being ends. The regular catcher for Arkansas 1 baseball team last spring. Carpenter easily took the title of Razorback Receiver of the Year for 1953. Good Start His 18 receptions as a sophomore losses in their home park. . The Browns established the record m their last season in the American League, 1953. Two TJSGA Amateur golf champions turned professional at early ages. Lawson Litle when 35, and Gene Littler at 23. Westbrook Irrigation Co. 225 N. First Phone 3-4161 Has Everything to Irrigate Anything The Ability to Engineer and Install Sprinkler or Flood Systems The Equipment and Trained Men to Maintain ESTIMATES WITHOUT OBLIGATION How do you like James -E. Pepper 6 year old Kentucky Straight BOURBON ? AUCTION BY ORDER OF THE U. S. District Court VICTORIA SALIBA DOING BUSINESS AS VICKIE'S SHOP BANKRUPT All store fixtures, equipment, and stock consisting of ladies, misses, childrens clothing, dry goods and notions. At Premises Formerly Occupied By Bankrupt 330 SOUTH DIVISION Blytheville, Arkansas Thursday Aug, 26 10 a.m. Starts 10 a.m. James W. Steinsitck Trustee M. B. 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