The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 24, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1954 Large Chick Squad Moves Through Pre-Season Drills Training Pace May Big doses of hard work and thorough drills on fundamentals were the prescriptions for Blytheville's Chickasaws as they swung into their first full week of preseason practice yesterday. The 36-man squad, largest nu-» , - merically in years, has been going through its paces in crisp fashion both morning and afternoon. Yesterday's workouts saw Bill StanciTs linemen hard at work on blocking drills with the use of dummies and then pairing off into two's for tackling purposes. Head Coach ftussell Mosiey had the Chick backs for a thorough block and tackle drill, too. None of it was full speed, however. Kicking: Looks Strong Perhaps the most important pre- game factor revealed in yesterday's workout was in kicking where the Chicks seem to have quantity aplenty and quality of better than average. Booming out long spirals were Bobby Jones, Kenneth Fisher Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott All showed promise. The big Fisher sank a toe into one which sideline observers guessed, traveled right at 100 yards, including some 35 yards of roll. The entire group, however, was averaging between 30 and 40 yard from, scrimmage — an encouraging- prospect. Tempo of the drills will be increasing this week, but the emphasis will be little changed as the two Tribal head men continue to bear down on the .basic aspects 'of the game. Two Weeks As of this upcoming Friday, the Chicks will find themselves with only two more weeks of practice before opening their season at Osceola's Hale Field on Sept. 10. And, after school opens on Sept. «, drills will be cut to only per day. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet G« At U. of Arkansas FAYETTEVUJLE — Successful football teams are usually built around solid seniors — veterans of two varsity campaigns who will provide the stability needed when the going gets tough and leadership for the misspent energy of an eager sophomore. Cleveland New York 83 one A new player reporting yesterday was Tommy Joe Carney. He attended Subiaco Academy last year, however, his home is in Blytheville. Mosley will try to get practice field bleachers erected this week. In an effort to make things easier on the fans who like to watch workouts, the Chick coach plans on having the bleachers put up on the shady side of the field. Chicago 80 Detroit 54 Boston 53 Washington ... 51 Philadelphia .. 40 Baltimore 39 34 .721 — 40 .675 5 1 45 .640 9' 68 .443 34 67 .442 34 69 .425 36 81 .331 47 y : 84 .317 49 1 /2 Tuesday's Schedule Cleveland at Philadelphia (N) Baltimore at New York (N) Chicago at Washington (N) Detroit at Boston (N) Monday's Schedule Washington 8-10, Philadelphia 5- Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York 76 44 .633 Brooklyn 73 GB Milwaukee 68 Philadelphia .'. 58 Cincinnati 59 St. Louis 58 Chicago 48 Pittsburgh 54 49 .598 51 .571 61 .487 64 .480 63 .478 74 78 4 7*4 17 y, 18'/•> 18 V 2 .393 29 .361 33 Tuesday's Schedule New York at Chicago Brooklyn at Cincinnati (N) Philadelphia at Milwaukee Pittsburgh at St. Louis (N) Monday's Results Cincinnati at Milwaueke, poned, rain. Only game scheduled. (N) post- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet GB New Orleans ... 85 53 616 — Atlanta 83 56 .597 2] Birmingham ... 73 61 .545 10 Memphis 69 68 Mosley still hasn't heard from i Chattanooga ... 66 69 Memphis' Messick regarding that team's fining an open date on Nov. 5. He was of the opinion the game was definitely in the making last week. .504 .489 .419 17 >/2 27 Moon May Be on Hand For NCPC Nashville 57 79 Little Rock 57 80 .416 27V^ Mobile 57 81 .413 28 Yesterday's Results Nashville 8, Little Rock 4 Memphis 6. Chattanooga 4 Atlanta 8, Mobile 2 New Orleans 8-4, Birmingham 3-3 (2nd 6 innings) Games Today Atlanta at New Orleans Chattanooga at Little Rock (2) Mobile at.Birmingham Nashville at Memphis Wally Moon, the National _ _ League's top rookie ballplayer j Greenville (thus far) and a native of Bav, I ,,„„,,,-„„ Ark., may be on hand for the Mendian National Cotton Picking Contest, Kelley Welch, Contest Chairman, announced today. Actually, Welch is trying to line up Moon as one of the judges to select a queen for the national j event. Moon's reply was not dis- j couraging, here it is, addressed to J. P. Friend, who contacted the young outfielder: "Dr. Mr. Friend:. "Thank you for your letter inviting me to serve as a member of the panel of judges for the 1954 National Cotton Picking Contest. I sincerely appreciate it. "At this writing I cannot give you a definite answer due to the fact that our plans "for the winter months are not complete. "However, I would like to be present for this event and in all probability I will be able to attend. "Our regular season's play COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. G El Dorado 77 38 .670 — .. 77 39 .664 Va ..61 54 .530 16 Monroe 52 65 .444 26 Pine Bluff 46 69 .400 31 Hot Springs .... 34 82 .293 43 & .. Yesterday's Results El Dorado 14, Pine Bluff 5 Greenville 11, Monroe 0 Hot Springs 10, Meridian 7 Games oday Pine Bluff at El Dorado Hot Springs at Meridian Monroe at Greenville In 1954 — Arkansas must find a substitute for this time-proven formula in order to win. Superior morale, fast becoming a key factor in Bowden Wyatt's football campaign, may be able to do part of the job. Largely, however, success will come only if juniors and even sophomores in some cases can shoulder the additional responsibility. Razorback seniors this year will Popular Eddie Bradford, president of the senior class for 1954-55, must be rated one of the hardest working and most persistent players on the team. Weighing 230 pounds in his sophomore year, the Little Rock tackle was relegated to the center of the defensive line because of his lack of speed.. Wyattfs appointment and the subsequent change to the mobile total only six — the smallest num- j single wing, however, needed CLOSE—Only yards separate the smaller Jolly Boat from the Eb and Flo at the finish of the race to determine the fastest wind- driven craft in the Cowes Regatta. The Jolly Boat won by two seconds from the catamaran, the largest of its type ever built in England. (NBA) ber since World War n claimed squads of the early 40's. Of the six, only three have hac two years of proven varsity ball behind them — tackles Jim Roth Stuttgart, and Eddie Bradford Little Rock; and guard Bud Brooks, Wynne. Two others, Bobby Proctor, Helena, and Joe Bill Wilson, Harrison — both backs, are junior college transfers of a year ago while Smackover's Earl Warren, a. guard, earned his first letter last year. Must Name Captains From these six men will doubtless come the captain or co-captains (maybe even three) for 1954 — an honor delayed by Coach Wyatt until newcomers became more familiar with their teammates. All of this talk about the importance of seniors doesn't mean that Wyatt is disappointed with his large selection of sophomores. In football as -with so many other things, the right way to do the job oftentimes comes after a trial and error process. The more experience — the less error. It's difficult to teach sophomores in practice whats eniors have learned in Southwest Conference combat. All-Conference Arkansas's three two-year lettermen seniors — Brooks, Bradford and Roth — represent the closest bets the Porkers have to All-Conference nominees. Actually Brooks as a sophomore was named to several All-Southwest defensive teams in the days of two-platoon ball. The 195-pound- er is about as fast as any man on 50 years — an important asset to a single wing guard. He's probably one of the few inemen in the country who has to pace his interference on the of- :ense — he's apt to egt too far ahead of the ball carrier. Roth has realized already one of the biggest ambitions of a college ineman — that of scoring a touchdown. In his sophomore year he returned a punt for eight yards in midfield but was halted far short of a TD. Then, last year came his chance. Another short punt was taken in after a partial block and the Stutt:art tackle plowed' the remaining eight yards for the only score by a ineman last year. He's a business major and ranks -enth among all football players in jradepoint. smaller, faster men. Bradford obliged by trimming to a neat 195-pounds and last year did an outstanding job on the defense. An exceptionally good student — he ranks eighth on the team — the change has earmarekd him for a very important role in the 1954 season. MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Columbus 7. Kansas City 3 Charleston 7, Indianapolis 1 Minneapolis 6, Toledo 5 Louisville 10, St. Paul 5 Texas League Oklahoma City 1-2, Dallas 0-1 Fort Worth 2, Tulsa 1 Houston 4, San Antonio 2 Beaumont 5, Shreveport 4 (14 v v*.*t * *_»jp fc* * *,*.*. u»-1* ul/AA O ^JiCLJ 1 J.^5 • scheduled for completion on Sept. I mmngs ' ,. . . 26 and providing I have no special! Western League events to make, then I could be! Sloux Clty 4 - Denver : in Blytheville Sept. 30. Mai one, Sirois Victorious in Mat Feature Bears, Eagles Meet in L. R. Many Arkansas Stars Stud Lineup Of Chicago Team LITTLE ROCK (fl 3 )—Professional football returns to Arkansas Saturday night for its fifth annual one- night stand. The Philadelphia Eagles, who have played in all the pro games in Arkansas, will face the Arkansas-studded Chicago Bears in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. The Eagles-former team of Arkansas' Clyde Scott and former Razorback coach Otis Douglas stand as the favorites in the clash, at least on the basis of last year's performances. Finished Second Winning seven games, the Eagles finished second in the eastern division of the National Football League. They dropped four games and tied one, closing the season with a 4227 victory over the Cleveland Browns. On the other hand, the Bears were loaded with inexperienced pros and they wound up the season with only three triumphs. They lost four and tied one. Probably the main attraction for this year's game is the quintet of Arkansas players on the Chicago roster. Four of the Bears played their football for the University of Arkansas. They are End (then a fullback) John Hoffman and Tackle Fred Williams of Little Rock, Leon (Muscles) Campbell of Bouxite and tackle Tommy Garlington of El Dorado. The fifth Arkansan on the Chicago roster is John Kayo Dottley of McGee, who played his college football at the University of Mississippi, where he made several all-America teams.' Osceola Football Drills Under Way OSCEOLA — The Osceola Junior and Senior football teams put in their second day of practice yesterday at Hale Field where Coaches A. Z. Banner, Jim Lee Stevens and BUI Beall are working out both units in the pre-season training. Coach Stevens, 1951 Osceola . high graduate, is tutoring the Junior Coach Beall and are handling the Seminoles and Coach Banner Senior outfit. Twice - a - day practice sessions are on tap for both squads until school starts on the second of next month at which time one-a-day sessions will be the order of the day. On hand to greet Coach Stevens in his first year of coaching were J. W. Reece, J. F. Moore, Joe Thomas, Saminie Hodges, Billy Robbins, Bob Porter, Robert Sanders. Mark Chitwood, Doug Meadows, Ray Mann, Jr., Logan Young, Lloyd Moore, S. E. Stovall, Jerry Hill, C. A. Strange, Bud Henderson, Ed Weldon, Jack Morse and Jerry Weidon. Ed Weldon, Morse, Strange are eighth graders. Jerry Weldon is a seventh grader. Expected to commence training tomorrow ar Claude Cook and Tommy McMath.^ McMath injured both hands the day before practice got underway Friday. Cook was injured while on vacation. Pre-seasonal signs indicate this junior squad will have plenty of experience, speed and size except in the quarterback slots. This will be the first year the juniors have operated from the split T formation. From last year's starting lineup for the seniors Coach Beall has two regulars back in Wade Rodgers, quarterback, and Paul Goble, left guard. The other nine slots will prob ably be filled mostly by juniors anc sophomores. Larry Hulsey, end Bernie Weiss, tackle; Leroy Mea dows, center; and Jake Morse, full back saw plenty of action during the 1953 campaign. All these boys have reported fr duty except Meadows who is ir Louisiana for National Guard train ing. Meadows is due to report fo. today's workouts. Dewey Gentry, Nelson Hopkins Allan Craig, Kenny Clark, Jimmie Robbins, Ben Wells. Jackie Crosthwait, Lyman Shoemake, Illey Ellis, Jerry Spencer, J. L. Smith, Bill Elias, Jack Kizer, Jimmie Mallock, Sharon Faulkner, Tom Pat Hartley, Carol Driver, Otto Fleming, and Sammie Nickol were also on hand for the initial workouts Friday. Jerry Still well, Jerry Driver and Butch Cowan are expected to join the squad today. As in 1953 the Seminoles will operate from the split T formation and indications show the 1954 aggregation will toss that ball around more than last year. Osceola has several boys who are capable of completing the long one in Rodgers, Wells and Morse. The seniors open with Blytheville in a home game on September 10 in the first game of an eleven game card. The schedule: Sept. 17 at Paragould 24th—W. Memphis Oct. 1 at Burdette 8 at Pocahontas 15—Open • 22—Keiser 29 at Earle Nov. 5—Wilson 12 at Lepanto 19 at Piggott 25—Marked Tree Colorado Springs at Des Moines, "If I may, I will give you a tentative answer of 'yes,' and keep in contact with you by mail during the next few weeks. I should be in a. position to answer definitely by the mdidle of September. "Thank you for the nice letter. I sincerely hope I can maintain the present pace and finish a successful season with the Cardinals. My kindest personal regards. Sincerely, WALLY MOON. postponed Pueblo at Omaha, cancelled, rain. Wichita at Lincoln, postponed. Moit of Many Pitches CINCINNATI Of) — The Cincinnati Radlegs are enthused by the versatility of their new rookie righthander, Art Fowler. He not only has all the regular pitches, but he mixes them up with a screwball and a baffling slider. Fowler topped the Southern Assrj. pitchers in 1953 with 3.03 earned run average. He won 18 Bird Tryout Camp Set for Caraway A St. Louis Cardinal tryout camp currently is under way in Caraway, Ark., under the direction of veteran Cardinal Scouts Buddy Lewis and Jack Sturdy. Ball players between the ages of 17 and 23 are urged to attend the camp, being run off at Caraway's Memorial Park today and tomorrow. Players are required to bring shoes, glove and uniform, if they own one. For players signed to a Cardi- Experience once again proved the master last night as big Walter Sirois and Eddie Malone outfoxed Don Bruno and Jack Moody to take the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. After losing the first fall, Sirois and Malone carne back to capture the final two and claim victory in the rough bout. Things started on a rough note and gained in momentum as the bout progressed. The stockily built Bruno proved the big difference in this one as he threw the rule book to the wind and swung at will at Malone and Sirois. But it was Moody who put the clincher on the first fall, pinning Sirois in 14 minutes with a body smother. But that was about all Bruno and Moody had to cheer about. The rest of the way it was all Sirois and Malone. They went to work on Bruno early and beat him into submission with Sirois applying a crab hold to make him give after 10 minutes. The third fall was the wildest of the night. Malone and Sirois teamed up on Bruno and while Moody tried vainly to interfere, they pinned him after eight minutes. In the preliminary bouts Malone defeated Bruno and Moody won over Sirois. games for Atlanta, fanning 149 i nal minor league contract, expenses j and walking only 80 in 261 innings, will be refunded. • ' Read Courier News Classified Ads.' IRRIGATION FOR MORE PROFITS Helpful information in planning supplemental irrigation that should be furnished by your Irrigation Engineer 1. Determine the source of water supply, if a deep well, spot the proper location. This is necessary not only for row-irrigation, but an important factor if flumes are to be constructed. 2. A farm survey, which shows the slope, soils, erosion factors, profile characteristics and land Use capabilities. 3. A map or plat to show elevations, existing: turn-rows and roads, the lateral farm drains and main ditches, designate the farm drains that may be converted into flumes , to carry water. Designate the points on lateral drains where control structures must be installed to hold water at an elevation determined by surveys and show all other existing 4 features pertinent to drainage or irrigation, With irrigation, adequate drainage becomes of greater importance, water must go in and out. i 4. While the irrigation of the entire farm may not be planned at first, the plans should provide for future expansion, insofar as possible. I do not sell irrigation equipment, J. W. Meyer, Civil Engineer Blytheville, Ark. Office Phone 2-2261 — Residence 3-8667 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Chico Varona, 147, Havana, Cuba, outpointed Frankie Fernandez, 142 J /2, Honolulu, 10. Brooklyn—Billy McNeece, 165 1 /;, Central Islip, N. Y., outpointed Garth Panter, 161, Salt Lake City, 10. Los Angeles — Charley Green. 1601/2. Los Angeles, stopped Sal Flores, 162^, Anaheim, Calif., 6. For Milwaukee They Meet Giants Bums in Big Series » By BEN PHLEGAE Associated Press Sports Writer The Milwaukee Braves have eight days left to get back into the National League pennant fight. After that it will be too late. The big tests start tonight when*. Philadelphia moves into County Stadium in Milwaukee for the first of three games. Then comes New York for two games and Brooklyn for four. A sweep would make the Braves dangerous contenders. A misstep anywhere along the path could be the end. Tough Week Last week should be edged in black on Milwaukee calendars. Only seven days ago the Braves were a mere 3 J /2 games out of the lead and 'owned a nine-game winning streak. Then came four losses in six games and now they're 7 : /2 behind. Although faced with a real battle to stay in first division, the Phillies have had a lot to say already about the positions of the first two teams in the pennant race. In^the last- week, for example, they personally added three games to the Giants' edge over Brooklyn by beating the Dodgers three games and losing three to the Giants. Braves Best Milwaukee holds a 9-8 edge over New York and a 10-6 bulge over the Dodgers so far. But against the Phillies the Braves only have been able to break even at 8-8. The Giants and Dod'gers both open 10-game swings through the West today. The Giants stop off irst in Chicago.. Brooklyn begins in Cincinnati. As soon as the two clubs :ome horq£ they collide in a three- fame series at the Polo Grounds, Sept. 3-4-5. _ Indians on Tour The forthcoming week in the American League includes an ex- ended tour of the Eastern si board by the fast-moving Cleveand Indians, prior to their final three-game visit to New York. The Yankees, meanwhile, will be lursing their wounds at home with wo games against Baltimore, hree against Detroit and a single ate with Chicago. Yesterday the Washington Sena- ors whipped Philadelphia twice, -5 and 10-3. Eddie Yost and Jim Busby combined, to drive in six uns in the double-header. Chuck tobbs stayed all the way in the irst game for his eighth victory, ius Keriazakos pitched his first omplete game in the majors in he nightcap. Cincinnati's game in Milwaukee vas rained out. Trooper, Cuban Win Fights McNcece Adds to Prestige with Win Over Garth Panter NEW YORK (ff) — "Fighting i* fun," says Wildcat Billy McNeece, a 22-year-old former paratrooper who may make a lot of money doing what comes naturally. The big, reddish-blond middleweight from Central Islip, N.Y., added to his prestige with a decisive 10-round triumph over seasoned Garth Panter of Salt Lake City in a lively scrap at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena last night. McNeece, a 1-2 favorite, outweighed Panter, 165 1 /* to 161. One good win deserves another so today matchmaker Teddy Brea- ner and Manager Irving Cohen began negotiating with France's Pierre Langlois for an Oct. 11 date with Wildcat Billy at the Parkway Oct. 11. If they can't get Pierre, the two hope to corral either Joey Giardello or Rocky Castellani. McNeece, whose record now i* 11-2, won't be able to go before Oct. 11 because of cuts over both eye* requiring 10 stitches. The cuts were inflicted early in the bout with Panter but it didn't bother the bullish youngster a bit. In the other television bout of the night, at St. Nicholas Arena, Chico Varona, sixth-ranking welterweight contender from Cuba, won a 'split 10-round decision over 35-year-old Frankie Fernandez of Honolulu. Michigan State's first athletic earns in 1899 had divine guidance. The first coach was the Rev. Charles O. Bemies. Bobcats Emerge As Winners In Pee Wee The Bobcats have emerged as winners in the Pee Wee League, to make it with the Little League. Finishing the season with a 9-1 record, the Bobcats added the clincher last week when they defeated the second-place Wolves by a 6-4 score. Caudle pitched the Bobcats to their win Friday as he struck out 12 in the five-inning game. treat worth repeating Fine Kentucky Straight BOURBON Full six r\ years old you'll like its fine quality and fair 88 J07 4/5 Qt. \ Pint 86 PROOF Plus Sales Tax ECHO SPRING DISTILLING CO., LOUISVILLE. KY. 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