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PAO1TCN (ARK.)' OOURIXB KBWB MONDAY, SEPTEMBER M, 19W Terps Appear Set for Third Winning Year By ED CORKIOAN The Associated Press Unless the)' run into unexpected complications, the big, bad Terrapins from the University of Maryland could well glide through to their third unbealen, untied season in the past five years. While it's true that Jim Talum's split T outfit doesn't play as iough a schedule as some of the other top teams, it's equally true that the Terps can beat the best— numely UCLA. Maryland won victory No. 2 Saturday with a 7-0 decision over the defending Pacific Coast Conference champions. It was their toughest opposition on this year's schedule. This week. Maryland visits Baylor of the Southwest Conference. Then,,. on successive weeks, they play "Wake Forest, North Carolina, Syracuse, South Carolina, Louisiana State, Clemson and George Washington. UCIA plays Washington State this week in their first Pacific Coast Conference game. Notre Dame, another club that was overlooked in the preseason estimates, apparently has found someone to fill All America Ralph Guglielmi's shoes. He is Paul Hprnung. a fine all-arouncf offensive back. He directed the Irish attack in the 17-0 shutout of Southern Methodist. Duke appears to be the only team capable of giving Maryland a tussle for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The two don't meet, so the title will be decided on what they do against the other teams in the league. Oklahoma probably will win the Big Seven title as usual. They had trouble with North Carolina before emerging with a 13-G victory for No. 20 in a row. But even if they are not as strong as usual, the rest of the Big Seven is weaker. Kansas, Ttilsa Win On the subject of streaks, both. Kansas and Tulsa snapped long losing skeins. The Jayhawks held the dubious distinction of bringing a 17-game streak—longest in college football — into the ga:nc against Washington State. Kansas won it 13-0. Tulsa, which had last 15 in ft row, whipped Hardin Simmons 41-19. Michigan, the Big Ten favorite whipped Missouri 42-7. Georgia | Tech, probably the best in the south, had some bad moments before downing Florida 14-7. Defending Southwest Conference king Arkansas sailed past Oklahoma A&M 21-0. Chiefs Win 20th Of Year Centerfielder Bennett's sixth inning double to centerfield scored Fritz West and Jim Killett and gave the Blytheville Chiefs a 2-1 victory over Tupelo, Miss., yesterday, marking the Chiefs' 20th victory of the year against seven losses. Next Sunday the Chiefs will play the Red Birds at Tupelo in the season's finale. A fifth-inning double and single gave the visitors a 1-0 lead before the .Chiefs won the game in the sixth. TUPELO Neaves, 2b .... B. Simmons, ss Clem, If Stanford, 3b Easter, p L. Wesson, cf . . . F. Wesson, c . . . . Talley, Ib ..... G. Simmons, rf . Totals ..... BLTTIIEVILLE Kindt, 2b ....... Kimbel, rf ...... Ross, rf ........ Bennett, cf ..... Fisher. 31) ...... Garner, c ...... Foster, J b ...... O'Neal, ss ...... Felts, If AB . 3 . 4 . 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 33 AB 4 . 1 .. 3 . 3 . 3 .. 3 . 3 . 3 Barer, If .............. 1 West, p ............... 3 Totals 29 Upsets Dot NFL Season Openers By KIP WATSON The Associated Press The National Football League standings looked strange today with Cleveland and Detroit, the league's bully boys for three years, on the bottom looking up. One g»me doesn't maKe a sen-1 opponents smashed as the Wash- son, of course, even in the NFL, Mrtgton Redskins whipped Cleve- where they play only a dozen! land 27-17 and Green Bay nipped games a season. But both titans had long winning streaks over thcii Burdelte Topples Trumann BURDETTE — The Burdette Pirates tangle with the Osceola Seminoles at Osceola Friday in one of the top 3B games in the area. Frigad night at Trumann, the Pirates stopped Trumann except for a fourth quarter touchdown drive and came away with a 13-7 victory. A 35-yard pass from John Payne to Joe Easley scored the Pirates' firts touchdown. In (he third quarter Fullback Elben Rigsby hit the center of the line lor four yards and a score, after Payne's 25-yard jaunt had set up the touchdown. Trumann scored in the final two minutes of play for its first touchdown against, Burdette in three years. Trumann drove to the Pirate one-yard-line and required four plays to score as the Pirate defense toughened on the muddy field. Except for its touchdown drive Trumann never penetrated beyond the Pirates' 20 as their line kept the Trumann ball carriers in check. Detroit 20-17 on a pass from Tobin Role to Gary Knafelc with 20 seconds to go. Opening day was a day of surprises ^ 1] around as Baltimore, sparked by rookie Alan (the horse) Ameche, spoiled the heralded return to power of the Chicago Bears with a 23-17 victory and Los Angeles forced four big breaks to trim their arch-rivals the San Francisco 49ers, 23-14. Philadelphia, untiefRated in six pre'-.season exhibitions, had to come from behind Saturday night f'o down the New York Giants, 27- The Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers open their seasons at Pittsburgh tonight. Until little Eddie Le Baron started cultins capors yesterday, Washington had never beaten the Browns .since Cleveland came into the NFL back in 1950. Little Eddie, .^timditif? 5-8 and weighing only 168. outclassed the famous Otto Gra- n;<m and Graham's sub, George Ratterman, ;is the 'Skins ended n .si ring- of nine Cleveland successes Le Baron, back from a year's sojourn in Canadian ball, passed for two touchdowns, sef up a third with his passing and scored the fourth himself. Baseball Marks Fall 2,224 Homers; Mays, Snider Top Circuit Sluggers By ORLO ROBERTSON The Associated Press The 1955 major league baseball season started and ended on a record note. The Brooklyn Dodgers, newly crowned National League champions, started it by reeling off 10 straight victories— a major league high for triumphs at the beginning And when Wally Moon of the St. Louis Cardinals hammered a home run off Chet Nichols of Milwaukee in the ninth inning yesterday two more records went into the books It was No. 1,263 by Nationa, League batters and 2,224 by hitters of both leagues for new standards In between the accomplishment of the Dodgers and Moon's feat which qualified his record-smashing bat for a place in baseball's Hall of Fame, there were enough other records and highlights to make 1955 one of the 'most interesting in years. 'Early Clinching Date The Dodgers clinched their pennant on Sept. 8, the earliest date in history. And the New York Yankees pulled away in the final week after one of the closest battles in years. Brooklyn wound up with a IS'/r game advantage over the second- place Milwaukee Braves with the New York Giants, 1954 winner:;. another five games back. The Yanks beat the American League's defending titleholders, Cleveland Indians, by three games. Without any attempt to evaluate the importance of the performances, here are some of the other highlights of the year: PITCHING Don Newcombe (20-5), Dodgers, and Robin Roberts (23-14), Philies, were only 20-game winners in Baseball Standings ^? III FINAL By The Associated Pre» NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind x-Brooklyn .. 98 55 .641 Milwaukee ... 85 69 .552 13'A New York .... 80 74 .519 18'/ 2 Philadelphia .. 77 77 .500 21!/ 2 Cincinnati 75 79 .487 23'/ 2 x-Chicago 72 81 .471 26 St. Louis 68 86 .442 30'/2 Pittsburgh ... 60 94 .390 38'/<. x-Played one tie game Sunday's Results New York 5-1, Philadelphia 2-3 Brooklyn 4, Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 13, Chicago 0 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 5 AMERICAN LGAGLE Won Lost Pet. Behind New 'York 96 58 .623 Cleveland .... 93 61 .604 3 Chicago 91 63 .591 5 Boston 84 70 .545 12 Detroit 79 75 513 17 Kansas City 63 91 .409 33 Baltimore 57 97 .370 39 Washington .. 53 101 .344 43 New York 9-1, Boston 2-8 Detroit 6, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 5, Washington 4 Chicago 5, Kansas City 0 Minor League Baseball Sunday's results Little World Series Minneapolis (AA) 7, Rochester (ID 3 (best-of-7 series tied, 2-2) Dixie Series Mobile (SA) 10, Shreveport (TL) 9 (Mobile leads best-of-7 series, 2-0) either league. Roberts won 'A W more games tor sixth consecutive year. Herb Score, Cleveland, broke Qrover Alexander's 2911 rookie record by striking out 211; including 16 Bed Sox (high for the year) in one game. . Sam Jones, Cubs, hurled only no-hitter of season. Pirates were the victims^ Vernon Law, Pirates, pitched the longest game of the year, 18 innings, but didn't receive credit for victory when Pittsburgh won out over Milwaukee in 19th. BATTING .Ernie Banks, Cubs broke record for shortstops with 44 homers .and his five grand slam homers also was a new major league mark. Bobby Hofman, Giants — His nine pinch home runs tied Cy Williams' mark. Willie Mays, Giants, and Duke Snider, Dodgers— Mays' 51 homers Mantle i\i NEW YORK (AP) — Don lyn, and Whitey Ford, the Httl League pennant for New York ers and Yankees renew their V Odds-makers, who earlier had installed the Yankees a slight favorite, now have changed it to a "pick-'em affair" because of Mickey Mantle's pulled muscle, which threatens to sideline the star Yankee center fielder during the series. Neither manager would go beyond his first-game hurler but it was expected that Manager Casey Stengel of the Yanks would name Tommy Byrne, another left-hand- er, to pitch the second game, also n the stadium. Then, the experts figured, he would come bacfc with his right-handers, Bob Turley, Don Larsen and perhaps Bob Grim, for the three games at Ebbets Field. Podres Second Like most managers, Walter Alston of Brooklyn is reluctant to start a southpaw in Brooklyn,, so it is likely he will call upon Johnny Podres, a left-hander, in the second game at the Stadium and save Billy Loes, Carl Erskine and perhaps Ne\vcom,be again for Ebbets Field. Golden Gloves Season Planned CABUTHERSVILLE — Plans for another season of Golden Gloves boxing is being planned by the Junor Chamber of Commerce, according to Al Lawrence, Jaycee president. Boys 13 years of age and older can register at the training headquarters just off Highway 84 on Juliet Avenue on training nights. - Training sessions are conducted at 7:30 p.m. each Monday and Wedesday, Lawrence said. Mobile Leads In Dixie Series SHREVEPORT, La. (#)— Mobile's Bears held a 2-0 lead over Shreveport's Sports in the Dixie Series today as the clubs traveled to Mobile for three games. It was nothing new for the Sports, however. They have come from behind in every playoff series this season. Mobile made It two straight yesterday with a 10-9 victory that saw the Bears shove over the winning run in the top of the ninth. Give Your Child Something Educational and Entertaining for Xmas, a set of Child World Books. Call 3-1152 for Demonstration. ^f f* ^i TJ J^^ FoT * c * les , pains, cuts, bruises, b u r » * jK \ U\ ^^^/ta^f colds, headaches, bites and stingK, rrj jjt? ^J^jdjj^*^ Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment ^£\VT/yL M ^Tillable at rour favorite drug c«untel •/fcj •'jjftfvlVf C. G. SMITH PRODUCTS CO. tied New York's. r e c. o r d and Snider's 42 matched his own Brooklyn mark. Kaline Tits Cobb Al Kaline, Tigers, tied Ty Cobb as youngest player ever to win American League batting title. Kaline, 20, hit .340. Newcombe's seven home runs broke a hitting record by a pitcher. To look at the final day's games one would think, the pennant depended on every pitch. Of the 10 games yesterday, there were three shutouts, two one-run performances the three two-run games. The Dodgers, warming up their hurlers for the World Series opening Wednesday, used Johnny Podres, Russ Meyer, Clem Labine and Roger Craig in shutting out the Pirates 4-0. Art Fowler of Cincinnati checked mates slapped around three Chki go pitcher* for a 13-0 decision. Billy Pierce of the White Sox limited the Athletics to three hHs to » triumph. George Susce of the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-1 in the second game of a double-header after the American League champions had won the opener 9-J with Bob Turley, Bob Grim, and Johnny Kuclcs sharing the mound duties. The Giants beat the Phillies 5-2 with Mays hitting his 51st homer and then dropped a 3-1 decision as they were checked by Curt Simmons and Jack Meyer. Bob Miller, who beat, the In- all-important game the Cubs with four hits while his Washington 5-4. dians in . . . „ during the week, turned the trick again as the Tigers wound up with a 6-2 victory over Cleveland. In other action the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Braves 8-5 and the Baltimore Orioles edged By JOE REICHLEB be the opening game pitchers when the Dodg- WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Mai* Phon* 3-im FREE Lubrication with your Wash Job & Oil Change Sept. 23rd thru 30th. at West End Service Station 2020 W. Main BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING 8:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 Chief Chief Lone Eagle & Little Eagle Vs. Boris Kalmikoff & John Silvers 90 Minnie Time Umit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 50e — Children 15c Two 1-Foll Matches Chief John Lone Eagle vs. Silvers and Chief ' Borii Little Eagle vs. Kalmikoff 30 Minute Time Limit Blyiheville Fan Wins Season's First Grid picks Jimmy Bevill, Blytheville, Rt. 2, came up with some exceptionally 'ine picks of a number of upsets throughout the nation last week to win the first Courier News football prediction contest of. the season and pickup the first 510 check. Jimmy missed only three of the 14 selections and all three were major ipsets. He picked UCLA, Mississippi and LSU, all losers. This week's contest appears today -on pages 6 and 7. Here are last week's winner: Both clubs were slated to hold a practice session today at home. Tomorrow the Yankees will work out at Ebbets Field and the Dodgers at Yankee Alston was silent with the series just two days Stadium, characteristically Arkansas Notre Dame Georgia Kentucky Miss. State Rice Texas A&M Utah Southern California Maryland Washington Army Columbia Colgate Holy Cross Princeton Navy George Washington Wake Forest Texas TCU Tulsa Oklahoma Duke off, but Stengel was "bubbling with optimism. "Brooklyn has a good club too," he. said, "but the Yankees always take the series. We have the pitchers to beat them. All of them are well rested and with the exception of Mantle, everyone is rarin 1 to go." The Yankees figure' to have a psychological advantage over the Dodgers, whom they've whipped in all five previous World Series meetings. In fact, the Dodgers have lost all seven World Series in which they've participated while the Yankees have won 16 of 20. Mantle, inactive since Sept. 16 when he pulled a leg muscle beating out a bunt against Boston, finally got back into action yesterday as a pinch hitter in each game of the double-header against the Red Sox. Although trainer Gus Mauch and Stengel think he'll be ready for the series, Mickey isn't too hopeful. 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Main Phone 3-6856 Por/cs Smooth, But Defense Is Still Big Item LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas Razor-backs polished their "growing" offense and added a few more plays Saturday night — but it still was the defense that played the bigger part in their 21-0 triumph over Oklahoma A&M. Arkansas, deftly guided by quarterbacks Don Christian and George Walker, drove to touchdowns in each of the first three quarters and then threw up three fine goal line stands. Although the Razorbacks o u t- gained the Aggies, only seven yards, 245 to 238, they had the punch when it was needed. The Porkers ran far fewer play than A&M since they often preferred to qufck-kick when they were in their own territory. Capitalized They waited for their opportunities and the hard-hitting defense } provided almost one per quarter ; They scored after getting the ball 1 on a fumble, an intercepted pass and a lonp punt return. Tackle Bill Puller recovered an Jklahoma fumble on the Aggie 32 to start the first drive. It was one of four Aggie bobbles that were pounced on by The Razorbacks the Razorbacks. moved .the ba down to the five in short smacks at the line—the longest a 10-yard advance, by Henry Moore—and then little Joe Thomason threw a fourth down pass to end Ted Souter the end zone. Christian wns superb on the keeper play as he led the second quarter march. It started when he grabbed a pass thrown by Oklahoma quarterback Tom Pontius, returned It 30 yards to his own 46. He accounted for 28 yards on two quarterback option plays and he whipped a screen pass to fullback Gerald Nesbitt that covered the final 16 yards. Nesbitt caught the ball at the right sideline, cut to his left and shot past Oklahoma defenders Into the end zone. The final Arkansas touchdown was a 2-yard dive into the end zone by Moore. Ronnie Underwood started the inarch with a long punt return. 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