The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 3, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 3, 1954
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Fine Kicking Game Now Missing at Arkansas Just Another Spot Where the Brilliant McHan Is Missed FAYETTEVTLLE — There's no doubt about it — good football is built around solid blocking and tackling. Anything less than the best in these departments of play and a grid team is headed for certain downfall. While the two are necessary fo winning football, however, often times it's the lesser, sometime overlooked specialities of the gam that together produced the de sired results — victory- Nowhere else is this more sign ficant than in modern football' ''kicking game." While plaudits were being heap ed upon Arkansas' All-Conferenc star of 1953, Lamar McHan, fo his brillant passing and running appropriate tributes were also be ing paid for his outstanding kick ing game — especially as a punt er for Arkansas. Coach Ed Price of Texas label led McHan as the "nation's fines college • punter," and capable o dealing an oppent a tremendou setback with his kicking alone. Price doubtless remembered tha in 1951 it was McHan's- 80-yar boot that led to Arkansas' upset 16 14 win. Again in 1953, Mac's ac curate toe harrassed the Long horns (and others) all afternoon Points, Too The brillant Lake Villager sen ior did more than just 'punt in th< kicking department however, and that's one thing that has Coach Bowden Wyatt scanning his sopho mores. He handled all of the Razor backs kickoffs and was "discov ered" as the extra-point special 1st at mid-season. As one national magazine so apt ly puts it: "McHan did everything but sell programs for the Razorbacks." There's no doubt that McHan will be sorely missed as a passer and ball carrier, but where does his departure leave Arkansas in 1954 as regarding these vital specialties of the game? No Specialist Whether for the best or not, part of Wyatt's decision will doubtlessly be solved by the change in the substitution rule of last season. It's ' no longer possible to put in a "pad-less specialist" for a single play and then replace him. Chances are Wyatt will more or less string along with the best man for the job still out on the playing field, all of which makes the task even more difficult. The place-kicking and kickoff responsibilities wlil be handed the player who performs them best— whether he be lineman or back — and who is in the lineup at that particular time. The two departemts of play were given little attention in the spring because of the need for fundamentals. Sophomore tailback George Walker of Rison kicked six straight extra points for the 1953 freshman, but he'll just be one of several candidates out for the job. Replacement Toufh As far as punting is concerned, that is where McHan will be missed most as a kicker. He averaged 40.2 yards per kick on 46 trys last year — many of them short out-of-bounds efforts inside the opponent's five-yard stripe. His replacement here will probably be the tailback who happens to be in the game, but none have McHan's gifted toe. Much has been said of the greater importance of a good punter under the new substitution rule — even to the extent that in close games the superior kicking team will win. It is here that some of the tremendous responsibility placed upon the quartet of sophomres may 400 Golfers Set To Play in Oil Belt EL DORADO, Ark. <7P) — About 400 golfers—including two former champs and the defending champ —are playing qualifying rounds in the 29th annual Oil Belt Golf tournament here today. Paul Collum, the chunky El Dorado golfer who wen the Arkansas state amateur crown earlier this summer, is the defending champ. He is defending his crown against some of the sharpest golfer* of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi A pro-am contest opened th? four-day tournament this morning. The scores posted in the pro-am contest will serve as qualifying scores for the match play, which gets under way tomorrow. be the greatest. The four are Walker, Buddy Benson of DeQueen, Don Christian of Searcy and Tom Lockhart of McGehee. Especially under Wyatt will they have to master the quick-kick — an offensive weapon of the single- wing attack. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 82 48 .631 Brooklyn 80 52 .606 3 Milwaukee 75 Cincinnati 65 61 54 67 69 60 72 Chicago 56 77 46 86 Philadelphia St. Louis ... Pittsburgh .581 .492 .469 .455 .421 .348 18 21 23 27 y* 37 U. 5. Gal Golfers After Cup Title They Surprise In Sweeping Matches From British By RALPH BERNSTEIN ARDMORE, Pa. (^—America's finest amateur women golfers, decisive winners over the cream of Britain's women golfers, need only two victories today to bring the Curtis Cup back to Uncle Sam. The American Curtis Cup squad took a 3-0 lead in the eighth biennial international matches yesterday over the tough 6,163-yard Merion Golf Club course. It was the first time since 1932, first year of the cup competition, that the American girls won all three Scotch foursome matches. British Game Scotch foursome play in which Dartners take alternate strokes at ;he same ball is a popular game in the British Isles. Mrs. Harrison Pippin, nonplaying American Cap;ain, said she was surprised at her team's sweep of this type of competition "because our girls play Scotch foursomes about four or Ive times a year." Mrs. John B. Beck, a former rish champion and captain of the invading British squad, also was startled by her team's ineptness at its own game. "Our chipping and putting was errible, especially our putting," ihe said. Faulk, Riley Win Mary Lena Faulk, national ama- eur champion of Thomasville, Ga., amed with Polly Riley, the little brt Worth, Tex., girl, to win 6 and 4 over two-time British champion Francis Stephens and Elizaeth Price, whose final match /ictory in 1952 won the cup for Britain. Claire Doran, Cleveland, a mem- er of the losing 1952 team, and 'at Lesser, a newcomer to Curtis Cup play from Seattle, Wash., rushed Mrs. George Valentine nd Philomena Garvey, 6 and 5. lie same score was recorded by Dorothy Kirby, Atlanta, Ga. and Barbara R o m a c k, Sacramento, ver the British duo of Mrs. Marorie Peel and Jeanette Rorbertson. Attention today centered on the neeting in one of the six singles matches of Miss Stephens and Faulk, British and American hampions respectively. Friday's Schedule Brooklyn at New York (N) Milwaukee at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at St. Louis (N) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (2) (N) Thursday's Results Brooklyn 10, Chicago 2 Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 4 Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE W L pet GB RUSHING THE SEASON?—Although the Indians have still to run down the stretch, a. novelty company is optimistic enough to gtt out the winning pennant, which Cleveland fan Lillian Kase is delighted to hold, left. The manufacturers didn't climb too far out on the limb, however, as is shown by the abbreviated version, which Miss Kase holds somewhat less gleefully. So, win or lose, the faithful will have something to wave. (NEA) Richards to Stay, Chisox Maintain CHICAGO (AP) — Vice President Chuck Comiskey professes not to be worried by rumors the Chicago White Sox may have difficulty retaining Paul Richards as their manager. Cleveland 95 38 .714 New York 91 41 .689 Chicago 86 48 .642 Boston 57 73 .438 Detroit 57 75 .432 Washington ... 55 76 .420 Philadelphia ... 44 87 .336 Baltimore 43 90 .323 Friday's Schedule Cleveland at Chicago (N) New York at Washington (N) Boston at Philadelphia (N) Baltimore at Detroit (N) Thursday's Results New York 3, Cleveland 2 Washington 16, Detroit 6 Only games scheduled 37 £ 39 50 52 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 91 58 .611 — Sew Orleans 89 59 .601 iy 2 Birmingham 78 67 .538 11 Memphis 76 72 .514 14 J / 2 •hattanooga 70 75 .483 19 little Rock 63 85 .426 27& STashville 62 86 .419 28 (£ Mobile 61 88 .409 30'" Yesterday's Results Atlanta 4, New Orleans 0 Memphis 5, Chattanooga 4 (10 innings) VCobile 12, Birmingham 7 "ittle Rock 11, Nashville 10 Games Today Birmingham at Mobile New Orleans at Atlanta ittle Rock at Nashville Memphis at Chattanooga Comiskey said he probably will talk -contract with Richards today when the Sox return home to open a three-game series with the American League - leading Cleveland Indians, but he added: No Question "I don't think there is any question about where Paul will be next year. It'll be with the White Sox." There has been talk that Richards is entertaining a tempting offer to become general manager of the Baltimore Orioles and that he will demand both a raise and a three-year contract to stay with the Sox. Mrs. Grace Comiskey, Sox president, and other club officials are reported to be against more than a two-year pact. MINOK LEAGUE RESULTS American Association Minneapolis 7, Indianapolis 3 St. Paul 12, Kansas City 4 Columbus 9, Louisville 4 Charleston at Toledo, postponed Texas League Fort Worth 3, Oklahoma City 1 Tulsa 4, Dallas 2 Houston 7, - Shreveport 4 Beaumont 5, San Antonio 2 Western League Wichita 6, Colorado Springs 2 Des Moines 1, Lincoln 0 Denver 10, Pueblo 7 Omaha 8, Sioux City 2 ONLY 2 LEFT Reg. $459.00 1-Ton York Deluxe Window Unit AIR CONDITIONER General Manager Frank Lane has been quoted as Saying Richards' pay as a baseball pilot is second only to that of the Yankees' Casey Stengel and that any new contract surely would provide an increase. Richards' salary is estimated at 330,000 a year plus a Lowly Bunt Still Can Make History By BILL ROEDER done. Lots of times you get an or-*. NBA Special Correspondent j dinary hitter up in that spot, with . PITTSBURGH (NBA) — Nobody i g°° d Bitters following him. That's! out, men on first and third and you're two runs behind in the nnith. bunt would the right play." You're the manager Do you bunt? Well > Atwell did hit away, and If you do. you make history * promptly another tricky play came That's what the Dodgers talked ! U P- Toby grounded to Junior Gil- about in the cloakroom after a 3-2 l . liain . **-<> flipped to Pee Wee Reese victory over th Pirates which Jim! to % et che double play started. Reese Hughes saved by getting Toby At- j cocked his arm to throw to first well to hit into a double play in the i but ' nad ^ st °P and tnink because same situation * ' \ Dick Hall, pinch runner, was head- Bill Herman led the discussion. | in S for second standing up. It seems he's been debating thisj "Ordinarily, you throw right at point all season, wondering why it j the guy's face when he does that," is a manager will generally bunt! Pee Wee said. "He'll duck, or if when he's one run behind with a' he doesn't he'll never try it on you man on first and no out, but never j again. But here I can't do it because when it's first- and third, two runs I if I hit him we blow the double behind, and nobody out. } play. And this Hall is 6-6, so I "To me it's basically the same reall >' had ° § el - u -° tnere «> play one way or the other," Herman said. "The idea is to get your tying run to second. But I've been around baseball 25 years and I've been around baseball 25 years and I've never seen it tried with a man on third. They always hit away." ., „ . _ „ ,_ „ , „, ., . / . ., .. - McKeesport, Pa — Bob Baker, The man on tnird wouldn't move 214 Pittsburghi ourooinie(1 Toxie on the ount, Herman explained. ( Hall m Chicago 10 He'd stay put. But the man on Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ,. . , , . i New York — Johnny Hove, 202. first moves to second so that a hK| New York Out p 0inre cf jim^v Di- will srnrp T.wn runs Also von plim- i j eno - e 2 22 New York S " Oakland, Calif — Charley Powell, 216, San Diego, stopped Keene will score two runs. Also, you elim mate the double play possibility unless the other team wants to risk walking the next hitter, which would put the winning- run on base. Walter Alston said it depends on who the hitter is and who's coming up next. That's the way Fred Ha-j ney looked at it, too. "With anybody j else I might bunt," he said. ."But | Atwell right now is the best hitter i on my ball club. I can't play against | my strength." J Herman went along with that. "I'm not criticizing it in this particular case." he said. "What li can't understand is why it's never! Simmons, 217, Bayonne. Bob Grim was a shy pitcher until he was drafted into military service. At Camp Lejeune in 1953 he got confidence, won 23, lost only 4. Mighty Master,, a plater, won over $100,000 in purses without ever having- run in a stakes race. 6. Correction: Men's Blue Jeans Were advertised In Thursday's Courier News Through Error at 2 prs. for $1.00 .The Correct Price Is. 2 prs. for.$3 bonus of a nickel a head on at-! tendance over one million. With 13 home dates remaining, the Sox attendance is 1,032,297. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Adams, owner of ADAMS APPLIANCE CO INC. located at 206 W, Main? ,.. who is the bookkeeper? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. 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