The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 6, 1954
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER «, .y OOW05K PAOE 8EVBK Football Forum— California Coach Likes UCLA. USC on Coast Waldorf Rates Bruins 3rd, Oregon Sleeper Written for NEA Service By LYNN Q. WALDORF Head Coach, California BERKELEY, Calif. — (NEA) — It's been whispered around that my California team this year is supposed to be stacked with its strongest squad since the Rose Bowl era of 1949-51. At the risk of prophet of gloom, the strength of the Pacific Coast Conference appears to be still in the Southland in the form of UCLA and Southern C a 1 i - fornia. The Uclans lost Paul Cameron but will again feature a strong line spearheaded being called a Larson, who led the country last I must insist year in yardage gained passing and running and Sammy Williams, another senior quarterback who sat out 1953 because of injuries. If our inexperienced linemen develop, we'll have a representative team — after meeting Oklahoma in the opener and Ohio State,. Oct. 2. « * * Oregon has lost very few men and is the big darknorse contender in our section. Nine of the 1953 starters are back. George Shaw, a man C u r e t o n and Jim Salisbury at guard and Rommie Loudd at end. In the backfield, I look for John Decker, a transfer from Santa Clara, or Sam Brown to beat out Prirno Villanueva at tailback. Fullback Bob Davenport, a sophomore last year, is a very fine player. SC has depth except at end. Among excellent backs are veteran Aramis Dandoy, with sophomore competition from Jon Arnett, a broad jumper who's regarded as the best prospect in years. * * « California should finish third, fourth or fifth in the Conference. Our centers are strong, headed by Ail-America .Matt Hazeltine. Our guards and tackles are bigger than in the past several-years, but inexperienced. Jim Hanifan and Jim Carmichael, regular ends are back, but there's not much behind them. In the backfield we have Paul NC State Back Leads Canadians TORONTO UP> — Alex Webster, North Carolina State's gift to the Montreal Alouettes, has taken over the rushing lead of Eastern Canada's Big Four Professional League with a two-game total of 159 yards in 24 carries. Larry Grigg, ex-Oklahoman now j enough to figure much in the Con- with Montreal, took over second ference race. NEA'S Probable All-Coast Team End—Leon Clarke, SC End—•John Stewart, Stanford Tackle—Jack Ellena, UCLA Tackle—Mario DaRe, SC Guard—Jack Patera, Oregon Guard—Jim Salisbury, UCLA Center—Matt Hazeltine, Cal. QB—George Shaw, Oregon HB—Paul Larson, Cal. HB—Mike Monroe, Wash. FB—Bob Davenport, UCLA quarterback who can pass, kick, run and catch passes, and Capt. Ron Fheister, center, are outstanding. So is Jack Patera, a 230- LOADED FOR BEARS "Cps&k strength lips in £ha Sou-thieLrt-d w&h. UCLA, Southern California." pound guard. Bracket Stanford and Washington with Oregon and California. Stanford lost its passing combination of Bob Garrett throwing to ends Sam Morley and John Steinberg, but the boys on the Farm will have a stronger line. John Stewart is a fine receiver at end, and Don Kafka and others should show improvement at quarterback. Washington may have problems up front because the Huskies had a senior line last year. Mike Monroe leads a group of truly great backs. Sandy Lederman' is an established quarterback, and _I've heard disturbing (to the rest of us) stories about a soph passer named Bob Cox. If the line jells they'll cause late season trouble. Washington State, tested in the ine. must come up with an adequate triple threat tailback. Oregon State will be a little better this year, but probably not place with 138 yards Toogood of Toronto. from Ted The Beavers are rebuilding with scrahomores. At Last--Lopez Gets Lucky Too en, 7-0, in the first inning. Then three relief pitchers pitched no hit ball for us until we won in the 10th, 3-7. "Bob Lemon had an eight- run lead over the Yankees in the first Stengel On pla-J inning. The first eight men scored. Lemon making the first out, but we had to struggle to win that one, 8-7." WHEN A CLUB WINS games like that, Greenberg, the old pro admits he has to suspect it's the Indian's year, but he won't believe it until the last shot has been fired. "No pennant is a cinch," he stressed, "when you have games left with the Yankees and White Sox." It was recalled that Lopez, now riding the crest, wanted to quit a year ago. The Indian were going badly in Al Lopez By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Someone remarked to Al Lopez that he had caught up with Casey tooning. "I haven't platooned," said the manager of the Indians, "I've just had a lot of success with a little move here and there." "Such as?" "Such as taking (Sam) D en.te switching (Bobby) Avila to shortstop and using (Heinie) Majeski at se-* ond base to get more hitting. That was the case when Majeski hit the three-run homer to give us a clean sweep of the season's series in Boston and a four and-a-half game lead coming into Yankee Stadium. "I used (Wally) Westlake in right field at Fenway Park because he was more likely to take advantage of that short left field wail than switch-hitting (Dave) Philley. "(Bill) Glynn goes to first base in place of (Vic) Wertz for defensive purposes when we are ahead. "Little things like that, but I wouldn't call it platooning." "Maybe you finally have inherited some of Casey Stengel's luck," said one of the writers. "Could be," beamed Senor Lopez. HANK GREENBERG CUT IN to remind you that with a little help from outside and a break here and there, the Tribe easily could have won three of the last five pennants. "We were due for a few breaks," said General Manager, Greenberg. "For four years it was mighty fus- trating to see the Yankees mop up the Red Sox in the closing days to beat us out. The Red Sox at last gave us a lift by beating the Yankees three straight on their last trip to Boston. I don't have to tell any baseball man that everything comes your way when you're winning. A club : can't do anything right when it's j losing. ! "We have won numerous games i this season under unusual circumstances that in another season easily might have gone the other way and left us in the ruck. Coming Into Yankee Stadium for the last time, we had won 28 games by one run. "There wa.> the time Allie Reynolds and the Yankees had us beat- Little League To End Season Full Slate of Games Will Complete Regular Play SCHEDULE THIS WEEK (And Probable Pitching- Assignments) Tuesday—Jaycees at Rotary Club; Jimmy Marshall (8-6) versus Tom Smith (2-10). Wednesday—Shrine Club at Lions Club: Ray Odle (5-5) versus Billy Nelson (4-6). Thursday — American Legion at Kiwanis Club; Doug Dorris (12-1) versus Jimmy Bruce (5-5). By J. P. FRIEND The 1954 Little League comes to a successful close this week with a full slate of rivals helping to wind up the 45-game schedule. The Jaycees, who stopped the surging Shrine club last time out, take on the disappointing Rotary Club Tuesday. The Shriners hoed to get back on the winning trail at the expense of the Lions Club on Wednesday, while the new champions, American Legion, collide with second place Kiwanis Club in the finale Thursday afternoon. Even with another week to go, the 1953 records have undergone an almost complete overhauling. Big Jimmy Bruce, sterling Kiwanis Club slugger and league leading hitter, has taken up where Joe Bratcher left off last year with a j vicious assault on the mace marks. | Batting a lusty .625 and almost certain to exceed the Lions Club star's .556 figure of '53, Bruce already has bettered four hitting departments and tied another. He has 25 hits, five home runs, 44 total bases, 30-'runs, batted in, all new records, in addition to 20 runs to equal the previous high. Five for Dorris Doug Dorris, American Legion mound ace, and second ranking batsman with .513, also has five four masters." The brilliant right- hander won the most consecutive games, nine, and posted the most victories, 12, as compared to a single defeat. He will possibly also set a new winning percentage. Lions Club shortstop, Jimmy Kil- ictt ,is the third ranking hitter at ^ ^ __ .487. Young Larry Whittle, Shrine Bruce and ' ^°~ "bdle7~Sh7ine~Clubi Club, has .415. . ~ Ira Lambert, Legion, and Sterling Cook. Rotary Club, have .500 marks but have been in a limited number __ ^ of games. Lambert shows 6-3; Cook j strikeouts, "HI Tn'V? i"nnmgT"smitii ' has fanned 92, Marshall 90. Bruce follows closely with 87. Marshall has exhibited the best control among the regular mouridsnien. He has walked bu£ 11 in 80 rounds. Don-is passed 23. Smith easily qualifies for loop "'•wild" laurels, hailing walked 59 in 62 2/3 innings. Odle is pressing him for the dubious honor with 41 walks in 52 1/3 frames. NATION, £ BOWL 8tD H Of= CAUFOBMA* Varied Menu On TV Card Lighthtaviet, Wtlttrt On Wttkly Shows NEW YORK (*• — Teddy (Red Top) DAVIS of Hartford, Conn., and Armand Savoie of Montreal, collide tonight in a 10-rounder at New York's St. Nicholas Arena. Dumont will telecast the 8 pjti., CST, bout. Another Mondaj r night 10-rounder matches Milwaukee's Ted Olla and Jesse Turner, of St. Louis, in a middleweight scrap at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena. ABC-TV, (S PM., CST). There should be plenty of action in the Chicago Stadium. Wednesday night when Paul Andrews, No. 4 light heavy from Buffalo, and Bobby Hughes, 10th ranker from Warren, Ohio, mix it up in a televised 10-rounder (CBS-TV). Carmen Basilic, No. 1 welter contender from Canastota, N. Y., again with Brooklyn's Carmine Piore Friday night at Madison Square Garden (NBC-TV and radio, 8 PJM., CST). Basilic stopped Piore in nine 17 months ago. Punchers are featured on the Saturday night television fight parade out of Cincinnati, where Joe Miceli of New York and Wallace (Bud) Smith of Cincinnati clash in a 10. Pony League Team Gets St. Louis Trip Members of the Presbyterian team of the Pony League were rewarded for their season's efforts yesterday with a trip to St. Louis to see the Cardinal-Cub game. The team members were chaperoned by team coaches. By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Our slowly vanishing underground water levels was the chief topic of discussion at a meeting of the Study Committee of the Mississippi Valley Committee held this past week at the Game and Fish Commission Building. Lawn Worshippers to Marvel At Turf on Razorbacks Stadium FAYETTEVTLLE — Football fans that have experienced difficulty keeping water- starved lawns in shape over the hot summer months will doubtless marvel at the condition of Razorback Stadium at gametime, September 25. Designed to withstand hours of 2-1. Tom Smith, Rotary pitcher has had more success at the plate than on the hill. He leads the second division of .300 hitters with an outstanding .378. Following in the select group are Bobby . Jacques, Lions Club, .359; Jimmy Pugh, Shrine Club, .357; Jerry (Jerk) Hodge, Rotary Club, .356; Jewell Duncan, Jaycees, .350; Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, American Legion, and Don Stallings, Kiwanis. each with .348; Curt Branscum, Rotary Club, .325; Barry Ball, Jaycees, .324; Johnny Ray Plunkett, American Legion, .317; Jimmy Marshall, Jayces, .313; Phil McDermott, Shrine Club, .314. Ron Huey, Rotary Club, who has three triples along with Bruce, one Shy of the record, upped his average to .293. Marshall ranks next to Dorris in total wins, eight, with six defeats. sport 5-5 charts. Billy Nelson, Lions Club, has won four and dropped six. Dorris is still ivav ahead in August, attendance was off. It appeared as though Lopez would finish third, instead of second for the third, straight year. There was no word from Greenberg about next year. Cincinnatti beckoned Lopez and the Tampa Tactician, thinking he had it on the lakefront, was ready to move. Suddenly the Injuns caught fire, won 21 of the last 24, to once more be second, edged by the Yankees by no more than three games. Officers of the club, starting with President^ Myron Wilson, an insurance man, and Nate Dolan, who pretty much runs the works although his title is Director of Stadium Operations, had to talk to the | manager into accepting a new contract. Al Lopez is glad he stuck around. punishment by hard-rubber cleats, the acres of healthy green grass is the result of endless hours of work by an experienced crew. Careful top dressing in the late spring, intensive aerofying (a process by which small air holes are opened in the soil, and nearly two million gallons of water over a five- month period has made Razorback Stadium's turf one of the nation's finest. New Field Only one of three fields maintained by the athletic department for football, the Stadium represents but a fraction of the tremendous work that must be done to prepare for the coming season. The two biggest projects of the summer have been development of a new freshman football field (to take the place of the old one—now the site of a new animal science building) and a face-lifting for the Stadium press booth. Tons of sub-soil and top-soil were used in the construction of the new practice field, while in the press booth, an outside paint job and repairs and minor construction inside have readied it for three varsity and one freshman game in 1954. Darkroom The Stadium also maintains a complete darkroom (fully equipped) for the wire services and has had its entire electrical facilities renovated since the end of the 1953 season. Plans are now in the making for I IRRIGATION FOR MORE PROFITS Helpful information in planning supplemental irrigation that should be furnished by your Irrigation Engineer: L Determine the source of water supply, if a deep well, spot the proper location. This is necessary not only for row-irrigation, but an important factor if flumes are to b« constructed. 2. A farm survey, which shows the slope, soils, erosion factors, profile characteristics and land use capabilities. 3. A map or plat to show elevations, existing turn-rows and roads, the lateral farm drains and main ditches, designate the farm drains that may be converted into flumes to carry water. Designate the points on lateral drains where control structures-must be installed to hold water at an elevation determined by surveys and show all other existing features pertinent to drainage or irrigation. With irrigation, adequate drainage becomes of greater importance, water must go in and out. i. While the irrigation of the entire farm may not be planned at first, the plans should provide for futur* expansion, insofar as possible. I do not sell irrigation equipment. J. W. Meyer, Civil Engineer Blythtvillf, Ark. Office Phone 2-2261 — Residence 3-8667 "Bobby, Will You Marry Me When You GrowUp?" the development of an entirely new area for varsity athletics—bordered on the north by the stadium and on the east by the new field house, now under construction. Included in the large area •Rill be practice football fields and a varsity baseball diamond, An auxiliary building to the south of the field house will be constructed at a later date for indoor football, track and baseball practice. They will use the new field house (with a dirt floor) until that time. Jim Lee Howell, coach of the New York Football Giants, starts this season with three outstanding quarterbacks. They are Charley Conerly (Mississippi), Arnie Galiffa (Army) and Don Heinrich (Washington). About 30 men representing conservation agencies in six states attended the meeting to compare notes on the serious depletion of the underground water supplies in this area of the country. Study Proposed One of the principal objectives of the group is to sponsor a complete study of underground water systems in the Mississippi Valley Area and determine what action should be taken to preserve our underground water resources. The seriousness of the problem has come to light in the last decade with drastic drops in underground water levels increasing each year. In some areas it has been found no longer economical to pump underground water to be used for irrigation. Drainage Cited Officials indicated that a large factor in declining underground water levels was the tremendous amount of drainage of vast wetland areas which have been affected during recent years by projects of the U. S. Corps of Engineers. A Citizens Action Committee has been set up on this important phase of study. States represented at last week's meeting were Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Missouri Those attending the meeting represented such organizations and agencies As the TJ. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Management Institute, Wildlife Federation, State Game and Fish Commission, and the U. S. Corps of Engineers. be seen turning up on the surface and then being brought to shore by the wind." McAmis explained that game fish s: ere the first to be affected by the prolonged heat conditions and very few rough fish have suffered to m. great extent. However, shad, a small and not very hardy rough fish *on -which larger fish depend largely for food, have died by the thousands in the main body of the lake. Preliminary examina-tions by Commission technicians indicate that the low water stage of Lake Chicot created both by the drouth and the withdrawal of water by pumping and combined with the prolonged heat conditions have created an oxygen condition which is suffocating the fish. Rescuing fish in this lake would be impossible because of the tremendous water area still covered, Rescuing operations are only practical where relatively short sienes can be used. The serious effect of Arkansas' drouth and low water conditions on fish and wildlife was graphically demonstrated again this week with thousands of game fish in many areas dying daily. All available rescue crews and equipment are working overtime to save all the fish possible, but the wide extent of the low water conditions makes it impossible to reach all areas in sufficient time. Lake Chicot, one of the largest natural bodies of water in the state, was the scene of the latest occur- ence of fish dying in large numbers. Thousands Die Commissioner Dr. J. H. Surge and Commission Secretary T. A. McAmis made a personal inspection of t more than five miles of the lake's shoreline and reported that thousands of bass, crappie, and bream had been washed ashore. According to Secretary McAmis, "The fish were still dying and could Bolt Has New Confidence Til Win a Lot/ Texan Tells Press AKRON, Ohio (3V—"I'm about to win a lot of tournaments," Tommy Bolt of Houston, Tex., said today as he headed home with the $2.400 top prize in the $15,000 Rubber City Open. The boys around the press tent were saying 36-year-old Tommy's performance here was one of the all-time great feats of golf as £t« won with a 265 score, 23 under par, to defeat his nearest competitor by five strokes. The big talking point was the Texan's 53-64-127 for the final 36 holes, 17 under the card. He was in only one trap during the 72-hole route. His next stop is the celebrities event- in Washington, Sept. 26, and with no show of bragging Tommy told the press: "I'll win that one, too." Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Tex., finished second at 270 for $1,800. Ed Furgol of St. Louis, the -national open champ, finished three sub-par rounds to tie three other* at 276 for $560. Michigan State won three Big Ten titles in the 1953-54 season- football (tie with Illinois), crow country and baseball. "Not Unless You Promise to Send My Shirts to Blythevilie Laundry/' Men's shirts keep looking like brand-new for months and months and months when we do 'em — because we are so CAREFUL! Try us! You will like our work. CALL 3-4418 LAUNDRY- CLIANIRS Is the Price Too High?. The dollar cost of providing increased water supplies under current conditions will be high. Will it be too high? It might appear to be more economical to wait for a downward curve in the whole structure of prices and wages before undertaking the kind of construction programs required to meet our needs. But where are the signs that such a curve is in the making? And how long can we afford to wait? It took just one hot. dry summer to imperil the water supply of many millions of people. Suppose next year—or the year after— brings similar conditions? Picture a shortage that goes beyond the critical stage. New York was only days away from such a crisis. Some smaller places went through it. Picture a water supply insufficient to handle a serious fire. Picture a water supply insufficient to maintain proper sanitation. Picture a water supply no longer able to keep industrial processes functioning. The price of keeping pace with the need for water may seem high, but what about the price of failure? One uncontrolled fir«, one epidemic, a group of major industries to the community—any of these could involve an expense beside which the price of improved water supplies—even with costs what they are—would hardly be noticeable. Water fe essential to life—the life of a city as well ae the life of a human being. Without water* a man dies. Without water, a community faces the same fate. In the face of a crisis, no price can b< too high. High prices paid to prevent a crisis are low prices! Blytheville Water Co. Water 1$ Your Commodity

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