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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 31, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 81, 1954 Chickasaws Messick to Tribe in Season's First Scrimmage With a nine-game schedule now on the line and squad which, barring injuries, appears set, Blytheville 1 Chickasaws could expect the tempo in their training cam to.quicken as opening of school approaches. Coach Russell Mosley announced journeys to North Little Rock fo this morning he has signed Memphis' Messick High for the Nov. 5 date. The Messick club will play at Haley Field. Blytheville's only meeting with a Big Seven team this year. Thus, the Chicks can't afford fc ease -into a rugged training grind That leaves Mosley with only one Though they'll be favored over Os open date—Oct. 1. When and if he fills that Friday night vacancy the Chicks will piay ten ball games in ten consecutive weeks. Point for Opener Meanwhile, Mosley and his first lieutenant, Bill Stancil, will be _ _ „. pushing their more than 30 candi- j s cr immage7ar7 on teuTfor dates into what they hope will be of the week _ ceola, Mosley and Stancil won't be taking the Semlnoles lightly and will be pointing toward having their squad in top condition. First Scrimmage They had their first scrimmage yesterday when they ran through a 25-minute session. Similar ligh res top- condition. The opener is only one week from Friday night when the Maroon and- White gridders go to Hale Field in Osceola to meet Bill BealTs Seminoles. Then, N. Little Rock One week later, Mosley's squad gets its real baptism of fire when it New York Girds For Big Battle Yankees, Indians Square Off in Three Games By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (#K-The Cleveland Indians came roaring into the big town today intent on leaving Thursday night with the scalps of the New York Yankees hanging by their • belts and the American League pennant wrapped up in a neat bundle. If the Indians sweep the three- game set starting tonight, they will have increased their lead over the Yanks to 7% games, and it will be next to impossible for Casey Stengel's Yanks to catch them with time rapidly running out. At the moment the Indians are 4% games in front and the heat is on the Yanks. To stay in the running, they must take at least two out of three against the big three of Manager Al Lopez's pitching staff — Early Wynn, Mike Garcia and Bob Lemon. In. fact, the Indians have only one disadvantage. The remaining schedule favors the Yanks somewhat. After they pull out of New York, the Tribe heads directly for Chicago. "Our schedule doesn't worry us." said Lopez. "We're just taking them as 'they come day by day. i That's the way we look at this next Yankee series. We're rolling along fine. There's no sign of strain and we are confident we'll Another rugged drill, blocking o: ends and tackles, without benefi of the confusion of scrimmage, occupied some time yesterday, too. Mosley is fairly satisfied with the progress the squad is making as to its physical condition and feels it is about equal to last year's club at this stage. He has the Chicks doing abou six short wind sprints and then capping that off with six 100- yard ers. He plans to maintain this running pace through the OSceol; encounter and then will begin stepping it up as the weather gets cooler. Wilson Has WILSON — Coach Bob Courtway has released an 11-game football schedule for the 1954 Wilson Bulldogs. The schedule is complete, containing no open dates. The Bulldogs will open with Lepanto on Sept. 10 and close with Burdette on Nov. 19, playing one game a week. Here's the lineup of games: Sept. 10 — At Lepanto. 17 — Marked Tree. 24 — Hayti, Mo. ' 1 — Shawnee. 8 — At Earle. 15 — At Keiser. 22 — West Memphis. 29 — At Marion. 5 — At Osceola. Oct. Nov. 12 19 Luxora. Burdette. you're looking at the win. "While schedule, you might notice how many games we have at home after Labor Day. Once we leave Baltimore after the holiday doubleheader, we have only three games left to play on the road. These are in Detroit." In the enemy quarters, Stengel gazed out at the leaden skies and snapped: "We've already picked up two games on the losing side since we came back to New York. These men have come through for me every- year for the last five, so why shouldn't they come through the sixth year?" Ex-U. of A. Coach Otis Douglas Now At Villanova VILLANOVA, Pa. (£) — Former Arkansas Razorback Coach Otis Douglas has been named line coach at Villanova University. Douglas, who coached the Razorbacks three seasons, succeeds Eddie Michaels, who resigned last week. Douglas starred as a guard at William and Mary and later with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, coached at Drexel Tech. He also Wichita Still Semipro Choice WICHITA, Kan. Iffl — The Wichita Boeing Bombers, the 1953 national non-pro baseball tournament runnersup and a favorite for this Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 94 36 .723. New York 89 40 .690 4V 2 Chicago 85 47 .644 10 Detroit 57 72 .442 36} Boston 56 72 .438 37 Washington .... 52 76 .406 41 Baltimore . 43 88 .328 51} Philadelphia ... 42 87 .325 51 J / 2 Tuesday's Schedule Cleveland at New York (N) Chicago at Boston (N) Detroit at Washington (N) Baltimore at Philadelphia (N) Monday's Results Cleveland 5, Boston 4 Baltimore 3, Washington 1 Only games scheduled (2) NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 81 Brooklyn 79 Milwaukee . Cincinnati .. St. Louis ... Philadelphia Chicago Pittsburgh .. 73 64 60 58 53 46 47 50 54 66 69 69 76 83 .633 .612 .575 .492 .465 .45? .411 .357 STOPPED Tugo Portuguez waved his gloves in the air protesting Ray Miller's stopping his scheduled 10-round fight with Moses Ward of Detroit in the fifth at Madison Square Garden. Far behind, the Costa Rican middleweight had been jolted .back toward the ropes, but the referee was criticized for acting hastily. (NEA) Nothing to Smile About In Football Camp 18 21 Vz 28 V 2 35 1/2 Tuesday's Schedule Brooklyn at Milwaukee New York at St. Louis (N) Philadelphia at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at Chicago (2) Monday's Results New York 4, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 7, Brooklyn 5 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 1 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans 88 Atlanta 88 Birmingham ... 77 Memphis 75 Chattanooga ... 69 Little Rock 61 NashviUe 61 56 57 64 71 74 84 84 87 .611 .607 .546 .514 .483 .421 .421 .400 9% 14 Satterfield Gets Another KO Win NEW YORK (AP) — Win or lose, belting Bob Satterfield does it sensationally. Action plus is the motto of 'the dynamite-fisted, china- chinned Chicago light heavyweight contender. Either he knocks the other guy out or he winds up on the deck himself. Mobile 58 Yesterday's Results Atlanta 4, Birmingham 1 Mobile 9, New Orleans 3 Memphis 10, Little Rock 6 Chattanooga 10, Nashville 4 Games Today Birmingham at Mobile New Orleans at Atlanta Little Rock at Nashville ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED) 27V so y MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS Amencan Association St. Paul 3, Indianapolis 2 Minneapolis 10-8, Kansas City 5-3 Columbus 5, Toledo 2 Louisville 2-4, Charleston 0-6 Texas League Fort Worth 7, Dallas 1 Tulsa 4, Oklahoma City 1 Houston 8, Beaumont 4 Shreveport 7, San Antonio 6 Western League Colorado Springs 5, Denver Pueblo 5-0, Wichita 1-4 Omaha 4, Des Moines 2 Sioux City 7, Lincoln 3. ear's title, shoot for their third traight victory in the current ouble-elimination meet here to- ight. The Bombers meet the Atwater- lerced, Calif., Pepsis in a third ound game in the winners' brack- t. Two teams were eliminated last ight. The Duncan, Okla., Cement- rs ousted the Cherokee, Okla., hiefs. 6-4, and the Smithfield, N. '.. Leafs knocked out the Louis- ille, Ala.. Tigers, 13-8, in a game marked by 13 errors. Sports Roundup— Any Choke in These Indians? NEW YORK (AP) By GAYLE TALBOT For the next three nights and days the eyes of the baseball world will be centered largely on Yankee Stadium, and at the end of that period we may know with some degree of certainty whether the Cleveland Indians are destined to snap the Yanks' string of five'straight world championships. If Al Lopez's vastly improved | advantageous position. The only club should exceed even its most delirious prospect and sweep the three-game set behind three," then General its "big Manager Hank Greenberg will be safe in cracking open the customary keg of champagne when the Tribe boards the cars out of here on Thursday night for Chicago. The Bombers' chances of recovering from such a blow would be substantially nil. If they take two out of three, the Indians will establish themselves as strong favorites to go on virtually unmolested to the wire. Even a single victory would send them back West still in a very thing- they have seriously to fear is a complete collapse and the loss of three straight to their hard- driving pursuers. In other words, this is the showdown on whether the 1954 edition of the Indians is, as its-admirers insist, an entirely different proposition from the Cleveland clubs which have run second for the past three seasons. They say there is no choke in this outfit, and that is what we are about to find out for certain. A vast majority of American League fans will be pulling for the Tribe to survive the test brilliant,'y. There is no question that the succession of Yankee pennants has long since begun to pall on the public, much as everyone was glad to see Casey Stengel win belated recognition as a great manager. But, until they actually see it happen, the Yankee haters will remain highly nervous. The champions, roiling smoothly behind a six-game winning streak, go into the series benefited by a day's rest and with their top pitchers—Bob Grim, Ed Lopat and Whitey Ford—ready and eager. They are cocky, as only champions can be r and they still are completely confident that they will slice up a sixth World Series melon. By RAY STEPHENS FAYETTEV3LLE, Ark. (AP) — The University, of Arkansas Razorbacks open football practice Wednesday, and there's little in Coach Bowden Wyatt's material to inspire optim- ,sm among the faithful. Last season, Wyatt installed his single-wing system at Arkansas, and the Southwest Conference team floundered with a three won, eight lost record. But most of the time Arkansas managed to look good even when it lost. Two men mainly were responsible for this phenomenon—Lamar McHan and Floyd Sagely. Tailback McHan and end Sagely, both of whom won All-Southwest Conference honors, gave Arkansas one of the best passing attacks in the nation. Only Sophs Left This year, both of these outstanding preformers are gone, and Wyatt must find replacements for them from a group of green shopomores and squadmen from last year's varsity. There's not a single letterman returning at end, tailback or center. The nut of the razorback problem for 1954 is much the same as restaurant soup—not enough seasoning. In Wyatt's single-wing, the offense is built around the tailback, who, theoretically is a man who can pass, run, punt, and play a strong defensive safety. Almost equally important is the weakside end, who is supposed to be the tailback's main target for passes. Without competent workmen at these two positions, there's little doubt that the single-wing offense will be, at its best, inadequate. Needs Experience Thus, Wyatt must uncover at least two men who have ability- plus cool heads, qualities which rarely accompany inexperience. At tailback, the coach can call on four sophomores who have displayed flashes of unusual talent. Currently rated as the number one prospect is Rison's George Walker, who led the Arkansas freshman attack last year. Walker is rated as a fine passer, a good runner and a fair kicker. Benson Good Runner So far this year, 30-year-old Bob has had five fights. He was flattened in two by Ezzard Charles in February. Since then he has racked up four straight victories via the kayo route. Frankie Dan iels of Bakersfield, Calif., became No. 4 last night at 2:44 of the seventh round at St. Nicholas Arena. Satterfield has had 54 pro fights. He has 29 KOs to his credit. He has been stopped 10 times. His over-all record is 36-16-2. Now ranked as the No. 6 contender among the 175-pounders, Bob Warren of Smackover. With the exception of tailbacks, the Arkansas backfield stacks up as considerably stronger than in 1953. Leading the returning lettermen are fullback Henry Moore of Little Rock and blocking backs Preston Carpenter of Muskogee, Okla., and Bobby Proctor of Helena, Moore stood second only to Me- Han as the Porker's chief ground threat last season, and was a defensive mainstay. Carpenter | ranked second among the team's pass receivers, catching 18 throws for 185 yards and four touchdowns. Uninhibited Proctor, pound-for-pound, is a holy terror. Unfortunately he packs only 162 pounds on his 5 foot 7 Behind Walker, is Buddv Bob \ inch frame. By virtue of his un- Benson, the former one-man of- pnibited style of play, Proctor also fense at De Queen High School. Benson transferred to Arkansas last is inclined to get himself injured quite frequently. year from the University of Okla- I Flaying- behin <* Moore at fullback will be Joe Bill Wilson of Harrison a relatively inactive member of the squad last year, and two sophomores. Four Sophs on Wing Junior Joe Thomason returns at wingback, a position that is ex- homa, where he played freshman football. He is probably the best ball carrier of the quartet, and was a competent passer in high school. The others are Tommy Lockhart of McGehee and Don Christian, a single-wing tailback at Searcy High ichool. At the weakside end position, two squadmen and two sophomores are competing for the starting berth. Walter Matthews of Ashdown, who saw limited action last year, and Bo Baker of Searcy. a returnee 'rom military service, probably will get the first shot at taking over for the departed Sagely. Wyatt has three squadmen anci one soph with Jerry McFadden of Hifton Heights, Pa., and Billy •yens, a converted guard from North Little Rock, listed as the op candidates. Another position lacking in ex- Derience is center, where only four sophomores are in the running. They are Jerry Ford of Lake Village, Billy Reid of Pine Bluff, im Heil of Alton, 111., Or en Cull- epper of Malvern and Jimmy Brooks of Spring-dale. Arkansas' prospects consi- erably brighter at guard and ackle, where players of experi- nce and proven ability hold fourth. our lettermen are returning at i ach position. Eddie Bradford of Little Rock nd Jim Roth of Stuttgart pro- ably will get the ncd at tackle. j ith Bud Brooks of Wynne and Vayland Roberts of Little Rock laying guard on the starting team. Iso available are tackles Bob )uncan of Little Rock and Bill 'uller of El Dorado and guards obby Gilliam of Monticello Earl addition of four talented sophomores Thomason probably will get most of his competition from Little Rock's Ronald Underwood. Also in the running are Charlie Berry of Stuttgart, Tommy Meek of Fort Smith and Charlie Cole of Magnolia. Arkansas faces 10 tough weekends this fall, with its Sept. 25 opener against Tulsa University being the breather. nearest thing to a said he'd like to meet champion Archie Moore or any of the five ahead of him — Harold Johnson, Joey Maxim, Paul Andrews, Floyd Patterson and Boardwalk Billy Smith. If not them, any of the heavyweights, especially Hurricane Tommy Jackson. Satterfield, who weighed 179, staggered the bicycling, clowning Daniels in almost every round but he couldn't floor him until the seventh. Then a left hook to the body decked his grinning, 175- pound rival for two (he received the mandatory eight-count) and a right sent him flat on his face. Daniels, wobbling and dazed, got up at nine but Referee Al Berl stopped it right there and ruled it a knockout. "He was out on his feet," said Berl and rightly. Giants Better Their Position They'll Be on Top When Bums Come Up By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports AVriter No matter what happens now, the New York Giants still will be in first place when they collide head on with the Brooklyn Dodgers in their three-game showdown series starting Friday in the Polo Grounds. Maybe that was no fluke win Chris Christensen scored over Billy Graham. The Danish welterweight champion looked impressive indeed last night in battering Johnny Lombardo of Mt. Carmel, Pa., for a 10-round decision at Eastern Parkway Arena. Christensen did everything but floor the Pennsylvania veteran. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Noren, New York, 3.41; Avila, Cleveland, .331; Minoso, Chicago, .329; Fox, Chicago, .321; Bauer, New York, .315. Runs batted in — Doby, Cleveland, 108; Minoso, Chicago and Berra, New York, 100; Jensen, Boston, 95; Mantle, New York, 94. Home runs — Doby, Cleveland, 28; Mantle, New York. 26; Williams, Boston ,24; Rosen. Cleveland and Sievers, Washington, 22. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston, 20; Minoso, Chicago, 16; Rivera, hicago, 15; Fox, Chicago, 13; Busby, Washington, 12. Pitching—(10 decisions)—Consuegra, Chicago, 16-3, .842: Lemon, Cleveland, 20-5, .800; Feller, Cleveland. 11-3, .786: Grim, New York, 17-5, .773; Morgan and Reynolds, New York, 10-3, .769. The margin might oe as small as two percentage points. It could be as much as 2 J /2 games. But big or small it will be the Giants, on top with the Dodgers trying to climb. Any small boy with experience on a greased pole can tell you that going up is the hardest. The Dodgers, who had been burning up the West like a prairie fire, ran afoul of an old Brooklyn killer from several seasons back last night and dropped a 7-5 decision in Milwaukee. 20 for Antonelli'.' The Giants .whipped St. Louis 4-1 with Johnny Antonelli becoming the first National League pitcher to win 20 games. New York is now 2V 2 games ahead of Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson, the No. 1 public enemy in Brooklyn since his dramatic homer in the 1951 playoffs between the Giants and Dodgers, showed up in a Milwaukee uniform and smashed a three-run homer in the seventh inning for the winning runs. The Braves went into the seventh trailing 5-4. After one out Bill Bruton beat out an infield single. A sacrifice put him on second. Joe Adcock walked and Thomson drilled one of Carl Erskine's offerings over the left field fence, 400 feet away. Others There were some home runs ear- .ier, too. Duke Snider hit his 34th with the bases empty in the first. Jack Dittmer gave the Braves a jrief 4-3 lead with a two-on drive, in the fourth. Antonelli, the first Giant left- aander to win 20 since Carl Hubbell did it 17 years ago, pitched one of his best games. He held the Cards to four singles, walked three and struck out five. The Giants didn't pull ahead until the seventh vhen a pair of singles wrapped around a fumble produced the tie- breaking run. Rhodes Hot Again Dusty Rhodes drove home the other pair in the ninth with a bases-loaded single. The -Cleveland Indians, who put their 4 1 /2-game American League ead on the line against New York n a three-game series starting in Yankee Stadium tonight, wound up he Boston end of their season yes- erday With their llth victory in 11 starts against the Red Sox at Fenway . Park. They came from four runs behind to nip the Sox 5-4 with a five- run rally in the seventh. Baltimore won its third straight from Washington 3-1 and Cincinnati made it five in a row with a 5-1 triumph over Philadelphia in the only other major league action. Five Pitchers Aging Heinie Majeski, slashed a three-run homer during the Cleveland uprising. Five of Cleveland's 10 pitchers saw action, starting with rookie Ray Narleski and ending with Mike Garcia. Bob Turley of the Orioles had a no-hitter working until Jim Busby bunted safely in the sixth, but he | had to strike out pinch hitter Maury McDermott with the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve his llth triumph. Another one of those three-run homers that figured prominently in yesterday's games came in the Cincinnati victory over the Phils. Jim Greenglass hit this one 'during a four-run Redleg rally in the sixth. Gavilan, Saxfon Rest for Fight Kid Reigns As 2-1 Favorite to Retain His Crown PHILADELPHIA (£} — Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan and challenger Johnny Saxton moved into town today both planning to take things easy until they meet at Connie Mack Stadium tomorrow night in their scheduled 15 round title bout. Gavilan is at least a 2-1 favorite to turn back the title bid of the 24-year-old Saxton, sixth ranking welterweight challenger. The 28- year-old champion will be making his eighth defense since becoming welter boss in May, 1951. He holds a big edge in experience with 116 fights, 98 victories, 14 defeats and four draws. Saxton has won 44, lost 2 and drexv twice in 48 outings, 15,000 to Pay Promoter Herman Taylor estimated a crowd of 15,000 will pay some $80,000 to witness the nationally televised fight (CBS). The Philadelphia area is being blacked out of the television circuit for a radius of 90 miles with the exception of New York. Radio broad- oast is local only. The champion is reported in fine condition. Gavilan, who reportedly lost a lot of money recently, operating a song and dance troupe in his native Cuba, will draw 40 per cent of the net gate, plus a goodly share of television and radio money. Saxton is to receive the usual 20 per cent challenger's cut. Pemiscof County Tourney Under Way HOLLAND — The Pemiscot County softball tournament got underway here last night and come Friday night a champion team for both boys and girls divisions will be crowned. Tonight, Deering and Cooter girls tangle at 6 and Braggadocio and i Holland girls meet at 7:00. Boys' teams o* Deering and Holland get together at 8 o'clock. Semifinals will be run off tomorrow night, with winners moving into Friday night's finals and the losers of semifinal games meeting on Thursday night to decide consolation honors. Umpires will be Dennis Bacon of Senath, Jore Parkinson of Caruthersville, Dave Hackworth of Hayward, with R. C. Tennyson of Steele as alternate. Charley Cohoon and R. C. Tennyson will be scorekeepers. Holland's Men's Club has taken an active part in sponsorship of the event and will supervise parking and admission gates. kept s d'wij of het telephone calls DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Pratt, assistant manager of The J. C. PENNEY CO. located on Main Street? . . . who is head o fthe piece goods department? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will b« yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing: the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" . . . will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs ! 1 I HOW VALUABLE IS YOUR TELEPHONE SERVICE? Recently we asked a pr-'o of telephone customers to help answer that question by : ing a record of all the calls they made and received for a week. Like others in the group, Mrs. Felicia Littlejohn (above) was genuinely surprised at how much she depended on her telephone service and how it helped her through^busy days. Altogether, Mrs. Littlejohn made and received 58 local calls in the seven days and she estimates' that they covered a total of 345 miles... all for a few pennies a call. SOUTHWESTERN BELL ... A TEAM OF 3,800 ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PEOPLE ... AT YOUR SERVICE. "LET'S RECAPP ONE" BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE South Highway 61 Phone 3-8662 Formerly McCaul's Tin Sfort

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