The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1955 · Page 12
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FA<3« TWELVE BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER'MXWi Chicks Get Set For Toughest Game of Year Blytheville Chickasaws yesterday opened their second week of preparation for what probably will be their toughest game of the season. The Tribe meets the Zebras of Pine Bluff Friday night at Haley Field. The game figures to be one of the finest viewed here by grid fans in several years. Pine Bluff conies to town with one of the top teams in the state and is expected to be in the middle of the Big Eight championship Scrap right up the very end. The Zebras met A beefed up •Crossett team in their "wramup" opener two weeks ago and came out a 20-14 victor. Last Friday they met the most improved club in the state and were barely held to a 0-0 tie. "Everything Right" Blytheville coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil saw that game between the Zebras and. Fort Smith, and were considerably impressed. "They do everything and do it right," Stancil said. Stancil described the Fort Smith defense as "just like the University of Arkansas." The Grizzlies held the powerful Zebras in check but only with considerable luck. "Pine Bluff has a squad of big boys and good speed in the backfield/' Stancil said. They looked a Jot better than Jforth Little Rock, he said. All of which means the Chicks are in for another rugged game —• and a rugged week of practice in preparation for it With two weeks since the North Little Rock game to heal bruises and other injuries, the Chicks should be in good shape for Pine Bluff. Only sophomore back Ed Moore is still limping slightly from an old knee injury. The Chicks worked right through last week with heavy drills and scrimmage and plan to continue through tomorrow with rugged contact work. Scrimmage today and tomorrow will complete major preparation for the game with Thursday night •workouts under the lights scheduled. Much time this week is being spent on pass defense and on defending against the Pine Bluff split-T attack. Army Tops Grid List Offensive NEW YORK W — Army has taken up right where it left off last year and leads the nation's colleges in total offense and rushing. The Cadets, who finished No. 1 in both departments, are right back at the top, according to statistics of the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau released today. After one game, an 81-0 decision over Furman, the Cadets have piled up 567 yards in total offense, including 518 on the ground. Strung out behind Army's fast start in the offense rankings are Oklahoma, which amassed 483 yards enroute to a 13-6 score over North Carolina, Boston College, Holy Cross and IHnim.s. The same five, plus potent Texas Christian, top the ground-ntinck list ings. West Virginia averaged almost 15 yards per forward pass attempt' in its Richmond opener Saturday, getting 206 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 throws, 9 of them completed. Of those that Freddy Akers . . . Triple Threaten Texas Soph May Set Passing Record AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — The first pass sophomore Joe Clements of Texas threw in a college game was a completion ! and this tall, quiet kid could be headed into a record writing ' career. When he threw that pass, he was i performance gave him an astonish FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to be Given Away in Front of our Store. Fri. - Sept. 30th Register Now . . . .Any Boy Between Ages of 4 and 1-i Nothing to Buy! .lust Come In & Register! Accompanied by Parents. R.D. HUGHES Company — fourth-sir ing quarterback. At the end of the game against Tulane Saturday, he was the man under with the first string and the reg- ujar signal-caller, Walt Fondren, had been shifted to another backfield spot. Fondren can run but his passing was getting nowhere. In the Tulane game—his second in college—Clements completed 17 of-22 to help Texas win 35-21. The have been tested in two outings, however, Texas and Stanford rate as air travel leaders, with 185.5 ing season record of .133 and Longhorn coaches believe he can keep going. Son of Baseball Star Clement is the son of Jubilo Clements, a star Texas baseball performer in the early 20's, 1 and is a baseball pitcher himself. His first college football toss was a completion that the receiver later fumbled and which Texas Tech boomeranged into a recovery — but that part of it was none of Clements' doing. He missed the next three tries, but then fired and 182-yard-per-game averages. ' four straight completions that nett- NOW OPEN Come In And Get Acquainted- Country Club Cleaners L. G. Cammill, Jr 600 Chickasawba Blytheville, Ark. SERVICE AND SATISFACTION CASH & CARRY -SAVE 10% Regular Solicitations on Request Prompt Pickup and Delivery PHONE 3-4670 On New Demands Of Hired Hands NEW YORK (JB—Major league owners today were mulling over tour new demands of the players' although they haven't been put forth formally yet. The player representatives met yesterday with Iheir attorney J. Norman Lewis and drew up the resolutions. They are: 1. That each major league squad be limited to two bonus players and that these not be included in the regular 25-player limit. 2. That players be given a chance to deal directly with the South American and Cuban winter ', leagues instead of the negotiations: going thuugh the owners, 3. That service in the armed. forces be counted in the players | years of baseball service for pen-! sion purposes. j 4. That owners be forced to con- 1 suit with player representatives before completing deals for radio and television for the World Series and All-Star Game. This is now handled by the commissioner's office. The players said they felt idle bonus players on a roster kepi veterans out of work, so the\ asked that they not be counted 01 the limit. For Revtng* ot Wnfrehoven Papooses Wor/c Long and Hard Series Briefs Pitching Contest Predicted NEW YORK Ifi — Manager Mayo Smith of the Philadelphia Phillies, In town for the World Series, had this observation today: "A World Series is a pitching contest, I think Brooklyn pitcher Clem Labine is going to be one of the most important men in the country in the next few days. He's the Dodgers' •best." The first two games are in the Yankee Stadium and they don't get over to Brooklyn until Friday, but there's a fellow camped outside Ebbets Field since last Saturday. The Yank campers didn't begin arriving until yesterday. Carl Furillo. the Dodger right fielder, is nursing a cold which means that he's had trouble now in four sei'ies. Before the '53 Series, he suffered a fractured left hand in a scuffle with Leo Durocher, in '52 he had eye trouble and in '49 he suffered a groin injury. If the Blytheville Junior High Paps appear moonstruck in their game at Whitehaven, Term., Thursday, they certainly will have contracted the malady in the interest of improving their football. The harvest moon was riding high in the .sky last night when Coach John Koldus called it it day for his weary charges and sent them to the dressing room at 6:40 p.m. after three hours and 25 minutes of drill. Experts say that condition and desire are 95 per cent of the success of any football team. Koldus is determined his boys will be in better shape physically for Thursday's battle than they were two weeks ago when they dropped a 19-18 heartbreaker to Whitehaven at Haley Field in the final minute : play. Double-Header The Paps will leave, for their Whitehaven battle ground at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Game time will be 6:30 p.m. as the Paps will be playing in the first game of a doubleheader. The Whitehaven B team will entertain a foe in the second game. Koldus, the curley-haired Hoosler taskmaster, put his team through a lengthy dummy scrimmage in which the Paps ran through most of their offensive plays. With Coach Jim Fisher on the sidelines spotting flaws, the Paps ran through some of thetr plays three or four times while striving for perfection. After the gruelling twilight session only one of the Paps appeared to have an inujry that might slow him up. During the day's blocking and tackling session, halfback Jim Stilwell picked up a charleyhorse just above the knee on his right leg. Final Scrimmage He hobbled through his assign- ment in the dummy scrimmage, hopeful that three days would heal the injured member. Barring 1 additional injuries between now and Thursday, the Papoose wigwam should send forth its charges into the Whitehaven game in good physical shape. The Paps will have" their final tough scrimmage of the week tonight and then taper off tomorrow with light contact Work and a skull drill. ' End Jerry Manley was scheduled to have the nine stitches removed from his butchered tongue today and should be ready by game time. The Paps probable starters will be: Ends — Dave Burnett and Manley; Tackles — Ray Nelson and Harold Pulley: Guards — Alvie Betts and Billy Jo Harvison: Center — Jimmy Bruce; Quarterback — Jan Jarrett; Halfbacks — Jim Stilwell and Charles Watson; Fullback — Jim Pulley. ON THE BALL When Don Holleder of Army takes the ball from the center, he may nm with it, hand off or pass left-handed. The big end switching to quarterback is one of the collegt season's more'interestine experiments. They say his carrying will surprise. Jubilation in Southwest League Lost Only One Game By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was general jubilation today in Southwest Conference training camps with only Southern Methodist nursing the effects of a defeat. Otherwise, the loop won all its games with outside competition and you could tell, it as squads from Houston to Fayettevllle: exuded victor's confidence. It took the coaches and scouts, as usual, to do the moaning. Pass Defense At Payetteville, Coach Jack Mitchell said his defending champion Razorbacks would concentrate on pass defense and said the Hogs' ame with Texas Christian next iaturday may be the hardest on the Porker schedule. Asst. Coach Walter Roach, meanwhile, was 'tejling- the TCU horned Frogs that Mitchell's outfit was "very similar" to last season's championship team. Roach scoutec Arkansas in its victories over Tulsa and Oklahoma A & M and reported an adequate Hog. offense combined with a tough goal line defense. Praise from Bear At College Station, 'UCLA's first- game victims, the Texas Aggies, prepared for the University of Houston with praise from Coach Bear Bryant ringing in their ears. Bryant told them their defeat, of Louisiana State wa» a "great team victor}'." The Texas Longhorns, losers to Texas Tech and victors over Tulane, prepared for Southern California with scout reports dinning in the background. J. T. King and Charley Waller told the Steers and Trojans had one of the best backs in the cOumry in Jon Arnett. ;tl 74 yards and a touchdown for) Texas in the closing moments of .he Tech game Sept. 17. Clements' passes have netted 299 vards—more than 200 ahead of the. Southwest's next best, John Roach 01' Southern Methodist who has 10 of 24 for 96 yards. | Clemtns Is a willowy 6 feet 3 .dies, not the rugged type at all. But he's been throwing a football since the eighth grade nt Hogg Junior High School in Houston. Moved to Huntsville The family later moved to Huntsville, Tex. where, as a junior and senior, he was the starting quarter- back on a winning high school team. He completed 13 touchdown passes as a junior and 21 as a senior. That year Huntsville won (he state schoolboy Class AA title Clements' football potential was not discounted by Longhorn coaches. They had figured on using him as a passer in spot situations Clements has plenty of confidence in himself as a passer. Whether he has enough to take over ful time as a quarterback is an unanswered question, but Longhorn coaches believe he is gaining that confidence, and that his fine performance against Tulane may give him the necessary boost. jff'f'''' ^^^^m I HO\N \<* ^ GET YOUR CAR READY FOR CARFREE FALL DRIVING MOTOR TUNE-UP Only 5.95 Parts Ltt Our Exp«rt* "WmttriM" Your Car. Don't take chance*. Lei our thoroughly trained men prepare your car now for cool weather motoring. Drive M today. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. "Your Authorized F*4 Dtaltr" Bnmriway Ph. 3-445J Durocher Quits As New York Giant Manager NEW YORJC I£y-Leo Durocher, resigned manager of the New York Giants, is negotiating with the Na- .ttonal Broadcasting Co. for a position with the nework. The nature of the talks hna not been disclosed. However, NBC's press department announced today that the network's executive vice president, Robert W. Sarnoff, and Durocher would make an announcement at a press conference this afternoon. Airwave work would not b« new Falcons Will Be Name Of AF Academy's Team DENVER f.fl — U. S. Air Force Academy athletic teams will be known as the "Falcons." That name was an almost unanimous choice by the school's first class of cadets yesterday in a vote taken at Lowry Air Force Base, the academy's temporary home. to the fiery baseball veteran who last week announced he is ending his long baseball career. Seven years ago he did a radio sports commentary for the American Broadcasting Co. in addition to being a baseball manager. He has made a number of .TV guest appearance*. King called the USC outfit "one of the best learns I have ever seen." Baylor Eyes Terps Baylor, relaxed after a 19-2 victory over Vlllanova, concentrated on speed and n sharp defense in the hope of upsetting Jim Tatum's mighty Maryland. Coach George Sauer said he expected every man on the squad to be ready for the Terrapins, the first time that's happened this season. Southern Methodist, which bowed 17-0 to Notre Dame last week, hoped to get back on the winning trail against Georgia Tech. The Mustang varsity, intact after the gruelling- Irish loss, prepared for the Ramblin' Wreck Tuesday in a t-'crimrnnge against H pseudo Tech learn composed of reserves. Rice Tackle Hurl Rice, conqueror of Alabama, prepared for Louisiana State with hard knocks aplenty Tuesday and wondered if tackle Eddie Hay burn could go against the Tigers. Rayburn suffered a broken nose against "Biima and trainers said it would be Friday before they could tell if he could play Saturday Three players out of the Alabama game because of injuries appeared ready to start against LSU. MAKE MARK TWAIN'S WHISKEY YOUR CHOICE! The greatest name in bourbon—historic favorite of famous men—now in lighter, milder, lower-priced 86 Proof bottling as a companion to the world-renowned 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! NOW-TWO GREAT 8OTTLINGS BOTTLED IN BOND 1OO PROOF Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisker Ktittueky Straight Bour INE OLft MOW-MSIIUm CO., DIVISION Of NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCT! CORP., FMNKFORT,

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