The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 22, 1955
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PAQBTWBtYB BLYTHEVSLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY^ SEPTEMBER «, Peerless Prognostications - II; Or, Watch the Little Ball Bounce After last week's debacle of the sports pages, wherein we barely managed to escape without injury to life or limb (only to our feelings), it is only with the brassiest temerity that We once more indulge in the most perverse of modern pastimes — football predictions. It 1« only to give you, fentl* reader, t hearty laugh at the end of t long hard d«y «t the office. Our folly last week netted 10 win* and 10 losses to start us out with a .500 percentage. There was one bright spot, however. We picked the score of the Arkansas-Tulsa game within one point. We had it 21-7, but Tulsa missed their extra point try. WE'LL GIVE I'OU one for free to start with sines the Papooses, who play Poplar Bluff »t Haley Field tonight were not included in the contest. The Junior High gridders showed some fine football against a vastly larger Whitehaven, and might well have won if the clock could hive turned just a wee bit faster. But that 19-18 loss in the final minute was » great moral victory for the Paps. We believe lhat they'll show the same fine spirit and prowess against Poplar Bluff, arid that should be enough for a 20-7 victory. • • • NOW TO GET to the part that gives you a crack at the $10 and at me. General Jack Mitchell's Porkers played themselves a whale of a baH yam* last Saturday againit Tulsa. They revealed that despite tfae change from last year the} are the same hard-playing, nigh- •piritfd ball players they were when they won the Southwest Conference championship. Their defense, just as last year, was rugged and efficient. And the offense, though perhaps not oily smooth, had many a bright spot. The Hogs should be even better this week, but so will the Cowpokes. We'll take Arkansas, 14-7. EVERYONE, IT SEEMS, has to pick a pet upset each week. This may not be the "upset of the week," but we're going to string along with SMU over Notre Dame. Here are the others quickly: Georgia over VanderbiK, Mississippi over Kentucky (even, hi Lexington), Tennessee to upend Mississippi State, Rice over "Ears" Whitworth's Crimson Tide, Texas A,, and M. to surprise LSU, Utah over Idaho, Southern California over Oregon, UCLA over Maryland (and not loo close), Minnesota over Washing- Ion, Army io batter Furman, Columbia over Brpwn. Colgate over Dartmouth, Holy Cross over Temple, Princeton over Rutgers, Navy over William and Mary, VMI to top George Washington, South Carolina over the Deacons from Wake Forrest, Texas to get revenge at the expense of Tulane. TCTJ to redeem the Southwest Conference over Texas Tech, Hardin Simmons to continue Tulsa's winless string, Oklahoma to crush the Tarheels and Duke to top North Carolina State. Miscellany... Word from Fayetteville is that a pair of tackles sent to the University from Blytheville, name of John Fong" and Edgar Allen Shanks, have reallj' been racking them up defensing against, varsity offense in scrimmage ... . Our informant says the big boys never did move the ball well past either one of them . . . We also understand that Blythevtlle's two remaining varsity candidates, Billy Michaels and Billy Gitbow, have red-shirted for the season. With Bob Childress already out for the year due to injuries, that means it will be another year before Blytheville fans get to see their boys in action . . . Also donning the red-shirt for this year was Tommy Mosley at Alabama. Looking over the Arkansas freshman roster, we find only two cities, Little Rock and El Dorado, with four each, have more boys on the squad than Blytheville with Shanks, Fong and Danny Edgmon . . . Mississippi County also has another representative in Reiser's speedy Bobby Dixon . . . Quttman Sullens, lanky Luxora basketball ace of two years ago, is set to play basketball at Murray State Teachers College, Murray, Ky., as a sophomore this year. SWC Set for First Full Grid Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Workouts were scheduled to taper off today as Southwest Conference teams prepare for the first full weekend of football. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks again put the emphasis on defense as they tuned up for their battle with Oklahoma A&M In Little Rock Saturday night. Razorback Coach Jack Mitchell said, that he hopes the Hogs will be better this week than they were when they beat Tulsa, 21 to 6, .last Saturday. '• "We hope we're enough better to handle a team as good as Oklahoma A & M," Mitchell said. The Porkers also have tried tot straighten out the tints in their I newly installed "pegeon toed" split T attack. They used only a few of the most basic plays in beating Tulsa last week. Two men who missed the Tulsa game last week are doubtful starters again this week. Center Jerry Ford and halfback Preston Carpenter probably will be sitting on the bench again. Both have leg Injuries. A change in the starting lineup will be the substitution of Billy Lyons for Ted Souier at end. Mitchell has several ends of about equal ability and may let three or four of them start before the sea- so nis over. Quarterback Buddy Benson, who missed the Tulsa game because of an injury, has been running in practice the past few days and may get to play some against the Oklahoma Cowboys. Harold Steelman probably 'Will replace Ford and Ronnie Underwood will be at right halfback if Carpenter is unable to start. Southern Methodist, which opens its season Saturday with Notre, Dame at South Bend, Ind., ap-' penred in top physical condition after a hard workout Wednesday. The Mustangs continued to drill on pass patterns, kick-oi'fs, extra- point kicks and punt and kick-off return patterns. Coach Woody Woodard said at Dallas the Methodist would avoid rough scrimmage until the Irish game to avoid injuries. Kennett Wins, 40-0 In Jr. High Battle KKENNETT — The Kennett Indians ran over Caruthersville's Tigers 40-0 in a junior high contest here Tuesday night. The game was Caruthersville's opener and the second win'for Kennett. Caruthersville's juniors play host to Hayti Oct. 4. Fights Lost Night .By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (YankM Stadium)— Rocky Marclano, 1M%, Brockton, Mass., knocked out Archie Moore. 188, Toledo, 8. (for World's Heavy Osceola Juniors Open Season OSCEOLA—Osceola Junior Seminoles open their season tonight against the Junior Blue Devils at Wast Memphis. Osceola will be seeking to avenge last year's 19-0 loss to West Memphis. This year's squad is manned largely by inexperienced boys with only Clayton Orye, C. A. Strange, Ray Adcock. Claude Cook returning from the 1954 team. ' Coaches Donald Watson ant i Jackie Watson see good prospects lor the team however. Rocky KO's Moore in Ninth Champ Takes 4 Count in Second; Mulls Retirement By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano's awesome, meat-grinder destruction of gallant, ancient Archie Moore in one of boxing's great battles may have been the invincible Brockton Blaster's last fight. This was the one the indomitable Rock of Brockton wanted to win more than any other since he knocked the crown off Jersey Joe Walcott's brow three years ago in Philadelphia. And he won it in typical fashion with a relentless, bulldozing attack that smashed Archie's crumbling defenses with knockout in 1:19 of the ninth round. Now, with the light heavyweight king out of the way, there were no more worlds for boxing's Caesar to onquer and he mulled over retirement. Retirement Pressure "There is a lot of pressure from my family for me to retire," said the 31-year-old Victor in his dressing room. "My mother wants me to quit. So does my dad, and my wife. It has been a pretty bad ordeal for them. I don't know what I should do." Then Rocky added: "Personally, at this point, I don't feel I should retire." Last night Rocky came off the floor like he did in the memorable first fight with Walcott, and ground down the crafty, cocky Moore with, a relentless assault. A smashing left hook to the jaw ended the < 38-year-old master craftsman's fierce resistance, leaving him a collapsed heap in his own corner. Archie Tires Early Out to become the first light leavyweight champion ever to ascend to the heavyweight throne, Archie gave it all he had in the beginning when he floored Marcino for a four count in the second round with a right to the jaw. 'I blacked out just a second," said Rocky. "But I snapped out of Paps Set For Battle Tonight Poplar Bluff Juniors Due At Haley Field A lengthy dummy scrimmage against their Chickasaw jig brothers topped a week o£ ntensive drill by the Blytheville Junior High Paps for their battle with Poplar Bluff at 8 o'clock tonight at Haley 7 ield. The Paps clad in trunks and T- ihirts worked both running and pass lays against the Chicks, who were dressed out in full practice uniforms. Billy Joe Harvison, who's expected to see plenty of work at defen- iive center, missed the practice because he was working, but he's ex- jected to be ready to go at game ,ime. End Jerry Manley came up with i bruised knee, but it's hoped he .vilj be ready for action. Otherwise, the entire Pap squad appears to be 11 good shape for the invading Missourians. May Use Senior B'J Earlier this week Coach John Koldus learned that Poplar Bluff may se some sophomores from the sec- nd string of its "B" team. If so, the Papooses will have to pull all the stops if they are to do as well as Ihey did last week in losing a heartbreaker, 19-18, to Whitehaven. Term. Before the dummy scrimmage yes- erday the Paps brushed up on their :ntire game with special emphasis in kickoffs and punt returns and iccompanying blocking assignments. When Koldus took his starters iver to the practice field just north if the stadium to tangle with the Dhicks, Coach Jim Fisher took the s ap shock troops in hand and drilled them in blocking and tackling, it." . For a while it looked as if the crowd of 61,574, which contributed to a handsome $948,117 gate in the Yankee Stadium, was going to see an astonishing upset. Rocky blinked his eyes. It was only the second time in his career that he had been floored, and a worried expression appeared on his face, just as it did when Wai- cott decked him in their first fight. Archie Lands Right Archie went after the chain with another right to the jaw but Rocky's head was clear now and he moved in close. Archie's big moment was gone even though he had Rocky bleeding from the nose and bruised under the left eye be- I'ore the hectic round was over. In the third -Rocky established his pattern of victory. He started maneuvering the craft Moore to the ropes and ripped him in close with both hands. There was a slight cut over Rocky's left eye and blood dripped from his nose, but that only served to spur him on. Try as he .would from then on, Archie couldn't get away from the rope traps Rocky set for him with his bulling drives. 'Suzy Q' Shakes Moore The pressure was hot on Archie in the fourth and fifth rounds and in the sixth his aging legs betrayed him. Rocky's old "Suzy Q" overhand right shook him all over, buckling his knees. Another long right dropped him for a count of four. Rocky swarmed ali over his stricken loe, smashing him down for eight. For one minute of the seventh, Archie seemed to have dipped into his fountain of youth. He smashed over two rights to the jaw that momentarily stopped Rocky's furious drive and brought roars from the fans. But midway in the round, time and Rocky caught up with Archie again. By the end of the round, Archie's right eye was almost shut. The 19 years of fighting caught up with the poised craftsman in the eighth. Rocky bulled Archie to the ropes and whaled away to head and body. A right to the jaw dropped the dead-tired Moore on the seat of his pants. The bell saved him as Referee Harry Kessler tolled seven. Rocky Ready in 9th Rocky was ready for the kill in the ninth and everyone in (he park, including Moore, knew it bad to happen. Rocky forced his game foe to the ropes and let loose with everythuig he had. Moore, his back to the ropes in his own corner, somehow found strength to fire two hard shots to Rocky's jaw. Then it happened. A short, perfectly timed left hook thudded against Archie's jaw and he crumpled in his corner, a soggy left mitten over one rope. It was all over. Archie went the way he wanted to if he had to go — counted out. He said: "When the doctor (Dr. Vincent Nardiello) asked me if I wanted Yanks Practically Clinch Title VARSITY VARIETY—There are 12 inches and 76 pounds difference in these two, but both start for Georgia Tech. Tackle Carl Vereen stands six-six, weighs 224. Halfback Jimmy Thompson is only five-six, comes in at 148, but knows how to lug leather. Porkers Face A&AA Saturday in LR Tilt FAYETTEVLLLE — All roads lead to the state's capital j city of Little Rock this weekend as the hopeful Arkansas Razorbacks open their War Memorial Stadium schedule before an anticipated crowd of upwards from 30,000 fans. Rivals and an old nemesis in the seven-year old stadium will be Oklahoma ASM. Indians Cooperate By Dropping Fifth Game in Last Six By ED W1LKS The Associated Press Cleveland's wonderful one-hoss Shay, falling apart all at once, was piled on the American League junk heap today with only a miracle capable of pushing it any farther along the pennant road. And it will take a large, econ- The New York Giants, world omy-size miracle to bar the New York Yankees, more than ever the old pros, from their sixth championship in seven years. With four games remaining, starting with a twin bill at Boston tomorrow, the Yanks need win but one more to clinch it. .: They can -drop all four and still win it should the Indians, now four games back on the "lost" side, drop even one of their three remaining games. End of Frantic Scramble The once-frantic pennant scramble practically came to a close last night as New York pounded Washington 7-3 and the Tribe took a 7-2 lashing from the Chicago White Sox — who became official also-rans 24 . hours earlier. j At worst. New York can tie fori the flag. They have won eight j straight — their longest streak this season. Cleveland, two games ahead only a week ago, has lost five of six. The 3',i-game edge New York now holds is the biggest bulge any leader has had since July 15, When the Yanks led. by four. The Indians got just five safe blows off .Jack Harshman last night. The Sox, meanwhile, shelled Bob Lemon, who lost his second straight. Manager Al Lopez has started his aces — Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia — in each of champs a year ago, clinched third In the National League standings by peppering Pittsburgh lor the second straight day in a doubleheader 7-2 and 7-3. Ray Monzant gave three hits in the nightcap and Don Liddle allowed only four in the first game. Gus Bell drove in eight runs, with a grand-slam homer and btses-loaded double, as Cincinnati walloped Milwaukee 13-5. "Chicago beat St.Louis 7-5 with Randy Jackson hitting a bases-loaded triplt in a four-run 13th inning. Baseball Standings By The Associate!* PreM AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 94 56 91 60 63 68 73 Chicago 88 Boston 82 Detroit 78 Kansas City .. 63 Baltimore ....54 95 Washington ..5! 98 Thursday's Schedule No games scheduled. Wednesday's Results .627 .603 .583 .547 .517 .417 .362 .342 3!4 18 ',4 3114 the last six games and they've i New york 7, Washington 3 crmupled along with the hitters.] Chicago 7, Cleveland 2 An error by rookie shortstop I Detroit 10, Kansas City 1 Bill Harrell, injected by Lopez For the Cowpokes, it'll be the 1955 season opener — and the first Aggie'game for Coach Cliff Speegle and his staff. The Porkers opened last Saturday with an in-and-out performance against Tulsa, though winning 21-6. The contest is the second in a group of four that appear to be progressively tougher for the Porkers every week. The Cowpokes lost much of their starting line after the 1954 season, but have a seasoned backfield. adequate reserves and a weight advantage over the Razorbacks. After the Aggies a try for more hits, opened the way to a live-run eighth inning for the White Sox as Lemon lost his 10th. He's won 18. Brooklyn Turley Gets No. 17 . ; Milwaukee New York packaged the Nats! New York Baltimore 8, Boston 7 {13 innings) to quit (after the eighth round) I said no champion should lose except in the center of the ring. I'm happy it ended the way it did. I wouldn't want to lose sitting in a corner." FOR SALE Used Concrete Pipe and Metal Culvert Pipe Sizes from 10 to 48 Inches Priced CA% Less Than w" New Phone PO 3-3646 SAVE ON LONG-HAUL TRUCK INSURANCE See—United Ins. Co. 111 W. Main Ph.3-6812 We're NOT GIVING CARS BUT — We Are Giving Better Prices & Trade-Ins The Reason: We want to clear out our '55 models to make room for the '56s. • * • See Us Before You Trade • * • We Have Recently Expanded Our Sales Force To Better Serve You. Salesmen Lester Godwin Luther Hodges Louis Hardin Lee Helsley 61 MOTOR CO. Open 'HI 9 P.M. "Wt'll Be Her* Tomorrow to Back-Up Wfcot W» Say Today" • N. Hiway 61 Ph. 2-2142 comes Texas Christian, 47-14 winners over Kansas; then Baylor, 35-7 victors over Sammy Eaugh's Hardin Simmons' team. Coach Jack Mitchell's lirst post- game remarks (after the <Tulsa game) were still echoing in the ears of his Porkers as they has- j tened through contact scrimmages in the middle of the week. "We got by this one today — and against a good ball club. But, just remember this — Oklahoma A&M will be ready for us and twice as tough." In three innings, tagging Chuck Stobbs for six hits — four of them for extra bnses — and a 4-0 lead. Billy Martin iced it with an inside- rookie Ted Abemathy in the fifth. Bob Turley won his 17,th, but walked eight and Rip Coleman and Bob Grim mopped up after Washington scored three in the seventh. In the other AL games, Baltimore left the cellar behind by beating Boston 8-7 in 13 innings, and Detroit clubbed Kansas City 10-1 as, Ray Boons and Harvey Kuenn homered in an eight-run first. NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 97 53 .647 .84 67 .556 .79 .75 24 26)4 72 78 78 13'i .523 Philadelphia .75 78 .497 Cincinnati ....74 78 .487 Chicago ...... 81 80 .410 St. Louis ..... 66 85 .437 Pittsburgh ... 58 93 .384 Sfiji Thursday's Schedule No games scheduled. Wednesday's results Cincinnati 14, Milwaukee 5 New York 7-7, Pittsburgh 2-3 Chicago 7. St. Louis 5 (13 innings) Only games scheduled. Texas League Playoffs Shreveport 8, Houston 2 (Beat* of-7 final series tied 3-3, The big POINT to remember is thi$...among whisky-wise Kentuckians, year after year, Early Times leads all other straight bourbons in the bourbon capital of the world. Taste the reason why. »,„,... r...... UNTW«r STMISW MWMON WHttKT • M PMW • MM.T TUKI WJIKUIT COMPMT • IDUUfllU 1, UNTMIf 1

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