The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 2, 1954
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS No Time to Waste, Wyatt Tells Some 50 Arkansas Hopefuls Knows Personnel, He Says, And Is Ready to Go at It Full Speed By RAY STEPHENS FAYYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — About 50 candidates turned out yesterday for football practice at the University of Arkansas and Coach Bowden Wyatt warned them that, "We've got to get ready in a hurry." Thirty-four practice sessions scheduled over the next 21 days Two sessions a day are set through Sept. 15, with one daily session from then until the Sept. 25 opener against the University of Tulsa. "There'll be no gradual toughen ing program," said Wyatt. "the spring scrimmages gave us pretty fair idea of the personne we have to work with—the job now is to get these sophomores ready to go." Fundamentals Wyatt said the training program called for stress on fundamental: and conditioning for the first week adding that, "We should be in fair swing by Sept. 9." In getting the sophomores "ready to go," Wyatt must find at leas two men who can satisfactorily handle the vital tailback and weak- side end positions. These two spots, without doubt are the most glaring weaknesses on the squad. Gone are the greal Lamar McHan, tailback delux, and his leading touchdown accomplice end Floyd Sagely. Juniors and Sophs Wyatt must choose the successor; for this wrecking-crew from among five juniors who haven't played enough to win a letter and seven untested sophomores. Rison's George . Walker, who sparkled as the first string tailback on last year's freshman team, is the leading candidate to succeed the departed McHan. Three other sophomores, including Buddy Bob Benson of DeQueen, also are competing for the job. Five juniors and three sophomores are seeking the end jobs. Not a single letterman is returning at either end. And, as an added problem, there are no lettermen at center either. Inexperience stacks up as Wyatt's biggest problem, especially in view of the tough, 10-game schedule'in which there isn't a letup on any Saturday. Five Starters Of the 12 returning lettermen, Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Noren, New York, .340; Avila, Cleveland, .330; Minoso, Chicago, .325: Fox, Chicago, .322; Bauer, New York, .311. Runs batted in — Doby, Cleveland. 108; Berra, New York, 102; Minoso. Chicago, 101; Jensen, Boston, 97; Mantle, New York, 94. Home runs—Mantle, New York, 26; Williams, Boston, 24; Rosen, Cleveland and Sievers, Washington, 22. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston. 20; Minoso. Chicago, 16; Rivera, Chicago, 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; Morgan and Reynolds, New York, 10-3, .769. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 145; Trucks, Chicago. 135; Wynn. Cleveland. 128; Pierce, Chicago, 120; Harshman, Chicago, 115. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Snider, Brooklyn, .346; Musial, St. Louis, .343; Mays New York, .342; Mueller, New York, .334; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, .327. Runs batted in — Musial, St. Louis, 117; Snider and Hodges. Brooklyn and Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 110; Ennis, Philadelphia, 100 Home runs — Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 41: Mays, New York, 39; Hodges, Brooklyn and Sauer, Chicago. 35; Snider, Brooklyn and Musial, St. Louis, ' 34. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 28; Fondy, Chicago, 19; Temple, Cincinnati, 17; Moon, St Louis, 16; Jablonski, St. Louis, 9. Boosters Plan First Meeting Tomorrow at 7 Blytheville's Chickasaw Boost- ter Club will hold its initial meeting of the year at Rustic Inn tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. Purpose of the meeting, according to A. S. (Todd) Harrison, club president, is election of offer 1954. All Chick fans are invited to attend. only five were starters on the team which closed out the season last year. Brightest of the veterans are fullback Henry Moore, guard Bud Brooks, and blocking backs Preston Carpenter and Bobby proctor. Moore, a 185-pound speedster, was second only to McHan as the 1953 team's leading offensive man. Brooks, a two-year letterman, undoubtedly is one of the best guards in the Southwest Conference. Blocking back, where Carpenter and Proctor hold forth, is probably the strongest position on the club. Carpenter is an excellent pass receiver and a good blocker. Little, but Rugged Proctor, who stands only 5-foot 7 inches and weighs 162 pounds, is one of the team's best blockers and an outstanding defensive back. However, because of his helter- skelter type of play and his lack of size, Proctor is injured frequently. Arkansas will have plenty of depth at guard and tackle, where eight of the 12 lettermen hold forth. Wingback should be strengthened by sophomores. Letterman Joe Thomason returns, and four fledgling candidates will give depth to that position which was lacking last year. After opening against Tulsa, the Bazorbacks in succession will take on three of the Southwest Conference's toughest members — TCU, Baylor and Texas. After an Oct. 23 date with Ole Miss, Arkansas plays Texas A&M, Eice and SMU in order before closing out against two non-conference op- ponents—LSU and Houston. Sop/iomores Will Get Chances in. Southwest DALLAS (AP) — Some 375 enthusiastic young men hit the practice field today in the opening of football training in the Southwest Conference. Most of the squads will be full of sophomores but the prediction remains that the conference as a whole will be stronger than last year. It will need to be in view of the guady intersectional schedule, 22 Texas Lettermen Favored Texas, with 22 lettermen, will be the only school that won't- lean heavily on first-year varsity men. The biggest turnouts will be at Texas, Baylor and Southern Methodist, where each will have squads Crax Get That Top SA Rung Night for Wyatt Turns the Trick By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Atlanta Crackers rested' atop the Southern Association standings today after a rousing "Whitlow Wyatt Appreciation Night" performance at the expense of the New Orleans Pelicans. The Crackers expressed their appreciation for their popular freshman manager by drubbing the rattled Pels 8-1 and replacing New Orleans in the first place position. Wyatt called on Leo Cristante, the league's winningest pitcher at 23-7, to face the Pels tonight and try to increase the Crackers' half-game lead margin. Elsewhere, Little Rock pulled into a sixth-place tie with Nashville by beating the Vols 9-9, Chattanooga measured Memphis 6-3 and Mobile split with Birmingham, the of more than 60. Southern Methodist, however, has only 13 lettermen and faces a big rebuilding job in the line. Baylor will have 62 out for practice, including 11 lettermen. The accent is heavy on sophomores. 12 at TCU Fifty-four players will report at Texas Christian with 28 of them sophomores. There will be 12 lettermen. including one who got his numeral in 1951 and is just now returning. Arkansas has a squad of 45 of which 25 are sophomores. There are 11 lettermen, five of whom were 1953 starters. Rice will have 53 on hand, of which 13 are lettermen. The lone line returnee, Kenny Paul, won't be out until later because of a conflict with summer military training. Texas A&M is the only conference member training away from the campus. The Aggies, with 50 men on hand, opened at Junction. Coach Paul Bryant nas 17 lettermen. Big Field Set For Oil Belt EL DORADO, Ark. (ff) — A big field including most of Arkansas' top amateur golfers is expected to challenge defending "Champion Paul Collum in the 29th annual Oil Belt Golf Tournament, which opens here tomorrow. Collum, who also is the Arkansa, state amateur champion, heads the entered the tourney. Pro Hogan Roundtree of the host -El Dorado Country Club said today he expect; Bears taking the opener 10-5 and nearly 400 shotmakers, including 25 the Barons winning the second 18- j professionals, to take part in the 4. four-day affair. \ FINEST QUAUTV •CM (Pronounced "Kroy-zend") •NATURALLY CARBONATED, DOUBLE-FERMENTED. AND AGED LONGER ... FAR LONGER ... THE FINER OLD WORLD WAY. All the world loves the great Bavarian lager beers. And like the best of these great beers, New GB is Krausened! What a difference Xrausening makes! A difference you can taste... and a difference you can fed. For you can enjoy glass after satisfying glass of Krausened-mellow New GB without getting that "fiHed-up" feeling. This smoothest of smooth brews lets you enjoy more beer. .. and fed better! If you haven't been enjoying your present beer completely, switch to New Krausened GB today and start enjoying your beer drinking more! ATTENTION, WAISTLINE WATCHERS! Eight ounces of New Krausened GB contain 52 calories less than the same amount of grape juice! Brewed the Old World Way...for the Taste ofToirc- CtlCSEDICCK BROS. IXIWCIT CO.. ST. IOUIS. MO. WHO WON?—It looks all even as Jim Finigan of the Athletics starts to hit the dirt in.a steal attempt and the Yankees' Jerry j Coleman snare.s a high toss from' catcher Yogi Berra. But Coleman came down in time to tag out Philadelphia infielder. (NEA) Jerry Dean Gets Victory Hurls a Beauty to Get 6-1 Playoff Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Greenville took a day off today, after ousting Monroe from the Cotton States League playoffs, to await the outcome of the Meridian- El Dorado series. The Bucks swept past Monroe 6-1 last night to win the semifinal series 4-1 while Meridian took a 3-2 edge over El Dorado with a 9-6 victory. Meridian plays at El Dorado tonight and a victory for the Millers would end the best-of-seven series. Caruthersville Slate Released Tigers Open Grid Season at Home With Portageville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — The 1954 Caruthersville High School Tigers' football season will open Friday night, September 10, with C. H. S. playing host to Portageville's Bulldogs. Game time will be 7:30 p.m. In last year's contest with Portageville the Tigers lost 34-0. Caruthersvilie's football team is under the direction of a new coach — John McQuire, who formerly was football coach at Hayti. His assistant is Harry Darr. The Tigers will play five games at home this year, with the remaining five being away from home. Of these, only three Big Eight Conference games will be played j at Caruthersville. These games will be with Charleston, Poplar Bluff and Cairo. The final game of the year will be the annual classic with Kennett Thanksgiving afternoon. That ame will be played at Kennett this year. The last contest will follow the _ only two open dates of the season, j Here is the complete football j schedule for C.H.S.: Sept. 10 — Portageville. 17 — at Hayti. 24 — at Sikeston, Oct. I — Dexter. 8 — at Cape Girardeau. 12 — Charleston. 22 — Poplar Bluff. 29 — at Jackson. Nov. 5 — Cairo. 12 — Open. 19 — Open. 25 — at Kennett. Unsung Stars Aided Indians Dente, Wertz, Smith Surprise Everyone By HARRY GRAYSON ^ NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — After what's happened to the Indians, it wouldn't be too surprising to see a total stranger walk in off the street, pick up a bat and drive in the winning Greenville bunched three hits and three walks to take a four-run lead over Monroe in the first inning. Lefty Jerry Dean scattered eight Monroe hits to protect his lead. The lone Monroe score came in the seventh on singles by Sam Chetta, Chuck Forbes and Virgil Petty. run in an extra inning. Players have crawled out of the woodwork to help the Cleveland club. Win or lose, the Injuns got where they are in a remarkable demonstration of team play. Of the 25 men on the roster, 23 have contributed important strokes to the winning cause. Only the relief pitchers, Dave Hoskins and Bob Hooper, have not been in on the act. Of the newer stars, Alphonse Smith and Samuel J. Dente have played the more vital roles, the former all the way along the route, the latter since George Strickland suffered the broken jaw, July 23. There was real cause for apprehension when Strickland, who had straightened out the infield, went out on the end of a totally unnecessary throw by Marlin Stuart of the Yankees. "Dente makes some plays better. Sam doesn't move too far to his left, but goes into the hole about as well as anybody, has fin* hands and a strong and accurat* arm. He has shown himself to be one of the great relay men, helped win three games relaying the ball, twice to the plate and to third base on another occasion." * * « THE WIRE WILL not be removed from Strickland's jaw until th% Indians return home from the road trip, Sept. Dutch Irishman Meanwhile the out of New Orleans has lost seven pounds and the rrjshap and layoff has affected his hands. So, for the nonce, AI Lopez intends to go all the way with Dente, who, among other things, has indicated that he -can fill ihe bill over a stretch of ground. Manager Lopez did not treat the home run hitting lead-off man, Al Smith, as an outfielder in the spring. Smith was on the market as a third baseman, would have been returned to Indianapolis had not recruit Rudy Regalado bobbed up with a leg injury. Vic Wertz had never played first base when traded fay the Orioles for Bob Chakales, yet the bald bloke out of York, Pa., has been highly satisfactory there while hitting opportunely. Everything works when you're winning and the Indians haven't had a serious slump all season. did last season," says one of the! By now there are unmistakabl* older members of the party. ' signs that this is their year. SAM DENTE, REGARDED as nothing more than infield insurance, was shipped to Indianapolis only last year. He was considered capable of turning in a hot series, or perhaps being a little more than adequate for two weeks or so at a crack. But in line with the series of pleasant .happenings on the lake front, Dente, the 32-year-old Italiano out of Harrison, N. J., in some ways actually improved the Tribe, batting around .270. "Strickland was not making plays at shortstop as well as he MANAGEMENT Mr. Alan Berry has purchased R. D. Hughes Men's Store and has named Fred Sandefur as manager. Mr. Sandefur has had many years experience in men's clothing and wishes to invite his many friends and costumers of the past to visit him at his new location. ALAN BERRY OWNER FRED SANDEFUR MANAGER The R. D. Hughes Men's Store is presently closed for inventory but will open under its new ownership and management Friday. Under its new management Hughes will continue to offer the finest in service and in merchandise. • TIMELY SUITS • STYLEMART SUITS • NUNN-BUSH SHOES • EDGERTON SHOES • PENDLETON SPORTSWEAR • ENRO SHIRTS • CATALINA SPORTSWEAR • SAMSONITE LUGGAGE • CHAMPION SLACKS • WEMBLY NECKWEAR • ARROW SHIRTS • HICKOK JEWELRY R. D. Hughes Co "Where the Man Who Knows Buys His Clothes" "LET'S RECAPP ONE" BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE South Highway 61 Phont 3-8662 Formerly McCaul's Tire Star* ROVAL IILUJ

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