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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 7, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER T, 1954 Chicks and Papooses Work Hard for Season Openers Juniors to Take on Jackson Here Friday Blytheville's two football entries — the Papooses o: Coach Jimmy Fisher and the Chickasaws of Coach Russel Mosley — hit twin warpaths this week, the Chicks travel ing to Osceola and the Paps entertaining Jackson, Tenn. at Haley Field. Thus to the Paps will go the honor of bringing Blytheville football fans their first action at home this year, though doubtless many of them will make the short hop to Osceola to take in the Paps' bigger brothers- Finer Points With gametime approaching, Coaches Mosley and his aide, Bill Stancil, began working on some of the finer points which have been neglected in favor of fundamentals thus far. Passing, punting, and kickoffs eame in for their share of attention yesterday. A heavy drill today, capped by Southern Ends Spectacular Year Whirlwind Finish Gives Atlanta's Crackers Crown BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Attendance was down in all but a few spots, but the Southern Association wound up one of the league's' most spectacular seasons yesterday. Atlanta staged a breathless stretch drive and wrested the pennant from talent-rich New Orleans in the last week of the campaign; Nashville's Bob Lennon wrote a new home run record with an amazing total of 64; and Glenn Thompson of Atlanta set a new strikeout record by fanning 19 New • Orleans Pelicans Aug. 26. In windup games, Mobile beat Atlanta 3-1 and 11-8; Chattanooga took two from Little -Rock 4-3 and 8-2; New Orleans swept a doubleheader from Birmingham 7-1 and 8-6, and Nashville and Memphis divided a pair after Memphis won Sunday'* suspended game in the start of a record-breaking "triple- header." After taking the suspended game 6-3, the Chicks lost the regularly scheduled first game 8-7 and won the nightcap 6-5. All- Time Kecord Atlanta's pennant victory was an all-time record for a minor league franchise. It was the 14th Cracker flag, breaking the club's tie with the Los Angeles Pacific Coast League entry. Led by the astonishing Lennon, who grabbed almost every offensive title in the league, Nashville cracked the league's home run mark with 184. The Vols set the old one, 183, in j 1948. Lennon walloped three for the circuit last night. Atlanta finished with a two-game bulge on New Orleans. The Champions had a let-down after their brilliant nine-game winning skein that wrapped up the flag. They made four errors, including two in the 10-inning second game loss to Mobile by Pete Wisenaut, normally a perfectionist in the outfield. Mobile wound up in the cellar. however, despite the Labor Day heroics. Pels Find Homer Range New Orleans found the homer scrimmage, probably will spell an end to the rugged practice duty for this week, the Chicks beginning to taper off tomorrow and a dress rehearsal on tap for Thursday. The Maroons went through one oi their longest scrimmages of the season yesterday when they knockec heads for nearly an hour as Mosley sought to hammer out wrinkles his single wing attack. Continuation of Box Chick fans can look for a continuation of this single wing football Friday night. Though they have J few T plays, Mosley probably wil insist the Tribe stick to the reliable Notre Dame box against Bill Beall's Seminoles. Bulk of offensive work this year has been built around the box which Mosley ran as a player both in high school here and at the University of Alabama. .The T and split T will be having its showing at Haley Filed. Fisher, utilizing these three veteran backs left over from Bill McFarland's successful season last year, plans on taking advantage of their familiarity with the split T which they operated last year. Veterans These veterans are headed by quarterback Charles Coalter who is backed up by Ed Moore at halfback and James Pulley at full. Fisher also has a series of winged- T plays which he may use on occasion. The Papoose-Jackson contest will get started at 8 o'clock. This will mark the last week of Fisher's oversized coaching staff. Billy Michael, Red Childress and Billy Gilbow, all Chick graduates, depart for the University of Arkansas this week. They have been lending a hand with Papoose workouts. Kenneth Fisher,, the big Chickasaw fullback who had his appendix snatched from him the opening week of practice, jogged about the Maroon practice field yesterday. He hopes team physician Dr. John Elliott will let him return to action for North Little Rock one week from Friday night. Illini's J. C. Caroline Said Great as Grange (Editor's Note — This is the first in the top football players of the nation.) a series of articles on By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN AP Newsfeatures CHICAGO — As a sophomore, J. C. Caroline became the most sensational football player since Bed Grange. His explanation: "I just run." University of Illinois coaches believe better, this season as a junior. They realize, however, that the Hugh, he will run as well, or spindly-legged Negro halfback, is "I leaned towards Illinois," McHugh says. "I always admired one the spot. In every game he plays, he will be a marked" man. j Buddy Young — I had met him at Monotonous hours of strategic a high school track meet — and planning will be consumed with followed his career through Uli- one thought in mind: Stop Car- nois, I liked the way Eliot handled oline and you may stop Illinois. his team, especially in the Rose Caroline's records? A Western j Bowl. Conference rushing mark of 919 yards in six league games (old record, 774 in seven by Wisconsin's Alan Ameche in 1951) University all-game high for rushing of 1,256 yards (old 'record, 829 by- Buddy Young in 1944); University record for total offense — rushing, pass receiving, punt returns, kickoff returns — 1,670 yards (old record, 1,260 by Grange in 1923). What makes Caroline click? Is he really better than Grange? Grange's old coach, Bob Zupp- the mayor. ie, says: "They were entirely different ;ypes. Grange was the epitome of smoothness and grace. He had wonderful speed, could do the 100 n 10 seconds. It was hard for a tackier to lay a hand on him. "Caroline can do some things better than Grange. He san go inside better because he has power to go with his speed and elusiveness. "I phoned Eliot. He wanted to see Caroline's scholastic record before anything was done. He was always a good student so there was no trouble there. Eliot said he would be welcomed and' told me how the boy would be treated." At the end of the 1953 season, the city of Columbia gave a wild homecoming celebration for Caroline, who was driven through the streets in a paper-shower and presented with the inevitable key by "He has hidden strength. When lit, he has more power than Grange, who came down easily. "Grange was great. Caroline be- ongs with the very great ones, too. What amazes me most about him s how he can work so much, drive so hard and, never be hurt the slightest." It was sheer luck Seixas' Victory Is Unimpressive FOREST HILLS, N. Y., (&)— Vic Sexias' victory in the National Tennis Championship after trying for 14 years didn't seem to impress anyone. But it accomplished one HE'D HELP—Casey Stengel wouldn't mind having Yankee castoff Bob Porterfield on his side during the final rush for the pennant. The hard-luck Washington hurler kept near the .500 mark this season; would be a sure 20-game winner with Yanks. (3STEA) Sooners Face Tough Sledding from Start NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma, rebuilding its No. 4 ranked ootball team of last season, has a do-or-die urgency in getting- ready or the toughest part of its schedule in its first three games. Coach Bud Wilkinson is a perfec- guard J. D. Roberts and Melvin Ted Williams to Quit? ...The Experts Say No NEW YORK (AP) — Ted Williams is expected to b« back hammering home runs for the Boston Red Sox next season despite repeated declarations this would be nis last year. it\ Ted Williams end. There wasn't a word today that Illinois ever got Caroline. He was strictly unsolicited, and even when he about the handsome Philadelphian on Cup squad tfcis year. Until he whipped Australia's Rex Hartwig in the final 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 yesterday, Sexias, name seemed to be an anthema with the 'moguls of the United Tennis Assn. They tionist who wants nothing but the best. He is striving for -a duplicate of his two lines of last year, which were almost equal and made the difference in the Sooners 7-0 upset of the nation's No. 1 team, Maryland, in the Orange Bowl. Wilkinson has a. habit of scheduling tough games first .and Oklahoma opens with California Sept. 18 in a nationally televised game, then follows with Texas Christian University here and Texas at Dallas. agreed ' Tony Trabert would be the No. 1 man, but t half-dozen difi^:ent names came up north to the Champaign were men tioned for No." 2 None was campus from his Columbia, S. C., I Sexias home, an injury in spring practice! _. " . , . all but ket him covered u . Tt no doubt was at least Partially all but kept him covered up . Coach Ray Eliot actually didn't I ^ erv ^ d ' Vic was unimpressive in <now how good he was until Sep- 1 the chal] e n ge round last year and ember of 1953 rolled around and he football season opened. had a medicore season on grass this summer. roundtrippers in both games ^ ded ° ne and the third-place Barons Wednesday in the playoff opener, thus finished the season the some way they began it, with two triumphs over Birmingham. Chattanooga closed wtih a rush, winning five in a row from Little Rock. But the fifth-place Lookouts their chances for a playoff spot | disappear. Ralph Atkins, who has j hit more homers than anyone now i else to do active in the league, got his 31st for Little Rock. The lone Nashville victory in the final standings. Lennon drove in seven runs in the last two games. I if he should help win back the 'Davis Cup this winter and then win both Wimbledon and our National Championships next summer, that would be different. He would be an attraction then, but I couldn't use him or anybody Bruce Smythe. who played a lot of ball with the Papooses least vear, reported to the Chickasaw dressing rooms for a uniform yesterday. He'll probably be listed as a guard. Blytheville fans probably won't get a look at those new Chickasaw game uniforms Friday night. Depending on the weather, Mosley may or may not choose to wear them, DUt may save the new duds for later, possibly the home opener with \^a.iujui.ic. a. O-JL, jLov-puunaer, was streamlined from the start when his parents gave him initials instead of a first name. And one of his best ground-gaining' feats was covering the 900 miles from Columbia to the Illinois campus. J. C. simply knew that he couldn't go to a southern non-Negro university and play ball. He had to turn elsewhere and the selection of a college virtually became a community project in Columbia, headed by his Booker T. Washing- Five Sports Star MORGANTOWN, W. Va. W — A. letterman in five sports at the Rupert, W. Va., high school, Joe Nicely, is a candidate for the West Virginia University football squad this fall. As a high school star Nicely was versatile enough to win his letters in football, basketball, boxing, baseball and track. In his college studies he nlans tr> Prayser, Tenn, on Sept. 24. on high school coach, John Me- major in physical education"™ ™ Sports Roundup — Pro Tennis Dead- Kramer Says By GAYLE TALBOT ro^-r^ •• ^ , ,. NEW YORK L^— When a pro- essional promoter goes looking for vork, things are bad. Jack Kraner, the tennis tycoon, says his acket is so dead for the time eing that, with a fourth child oming soon and one thing and nother, he's open to any reason- ble offers. "I've found that the public does ot just want to see the best," le former world's champ said lumly. "It's got to have a new oung player to get excited about very so often, and there isn't one : that kind around now or even i sight. I've got to find something Ise to do. "Tony Trabert asked me for ad- :ce and I gave it to him. I told 1 im to forget about turning pro ' ow or any time soon. Of course, t So the immediate pickings look lean for Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman and . Pancho Gonzales, whose pockets Kramer has thickly lined with his tours the past two winters. No one disputes that they are the greatest tennis pJayers in the world today— and that's the trouble. Nobody wants to see them prove it again until another amateur with muscles comes along. Looking to the distant future, perhaps, Kramer has spent the Dast six weeks chaperoning and coaching a group of promising kids from all over the country. He volunteered to do this last January, and a lot of folks thought the big g;uy was just looking for some Dublicity for his pro troupe. If he A r ere he got a surprise, because he Lawn Tennis Assn. took him me nme tney were realizing it wasn't good enough to sponsor a so-called junior Davis Cup squad made up of boys of 18 and 19 years old. If the junior Davis Cuppers have produced an outstanding player I don't know who he is." « , At any rate, for six weeks a professional promoter has been carting a pack of lively kids all around the Eastern circuit in station wagons, seeing that they received plenty of good competition every day and giving them all the coaching he could. Big Jake looks a trifle worn as he parts company with them now, but he says he's game to come ba,ck for more next summer. So, he says, is Holiday magazine, which put up the money tor thfi eYnprimpnt Tackles, guards and halfbacks are Wilkinson's problems. In pre-season conjecture, Oklahoma is rated among the top teams and one big reason is Buddy Leake. In his freshman year in 1951, Leake led the Big Seven Conference in scoring. He was handicapped in his sophomore year with an injury and last year alternated at quarterback and halfback. The last two years he has been the No. 1 extra point kicker in the nation. Calame Back at Quarter Gene Calame, who did most of the signal calling for Oklahoma last year, will return at quarterback — and Bob Burris will be at fullback. The question in the backfield is the right half slot. Tom Carroll, an outstanding kicker, may get the assignment but he is bothered by an injury. Bob Herndon, a senior, is also running in that position filled last year by Larry Grigg. The Sooners lost the heart of their two forward walls with three of the four tackles gone—Roger Brown, another guard. Strong at End* Oklahoma's ends and center spots seem to be the strongest points. Wilkinson has two wingmen, either of whom could be an All-America, in Max Boydston and Carl Allison. Kurt Burris at center and tackle Don Brown are returning starters. Wilkinson, however .is toying with the idea of shifting Buris to a guard post and bill his center position with Gene Mears, who saw considerable action last season. To fill the guard slots are juniors Bo Bolinger, Muskogee, and Cecil Morris, Lawton, who move up after understudies last year. Bob Loughridge, a junior, likely will be the other starting tackle. Baseball's greatest Fitter ready and even eager to quit. But his friends, his teammates, his employer, manager and even his enemies won't let him. Baseball p e o pie, high up in official capacity, have pleaded with him to play atleast one more year. They have told him he still is the greatest hitter in the game and •would be a shame for him to quit n.o w . More important, they have told him baseball and the American League in general and the Red Sox in particular can't afford to lose him. Ted Undecided Williams, 36, always an easy mark for a touch as well as for a plea for help despite his brash ex- erior, is now undecided as to what to do despite his statement to newsmen yesterday he was through after this year. It was a tired and disgusted Williams who made that statement o newsmen in the Red Sox clubhouse after enjoying one of his reatest batting days at Yankee Stadium. He was slowly dragging lis soaking uniform off his weary body when reporters asked him whether he had changed his mind about quitting after this season. "Had Enough" "Not a bit," he barked. "No more baseball for me after this year. To heck with it. I know when I've got enough. I'm through." At the time he said it, he meant every word. Right now he is sick and tired of baseball. It has been the most trying of all 12 seasons for the great slugger. Handicapped by a still mending left collarbone fractured last spring and retarded by a long siege of flu during June, he is exhausted physically. Haddix Finally Gets 16th Win Cards' Ace Lefty Goes All the Way In Stopping Reds CINCINNATI tf» — Harvey Haddix probably won't forget Labor Day for a long time. He won his 16th game of the season yesterday after failing seven previous times to turn in the victory during a dry month of August. Haddix, a 20-game winner last season, held Cincinnati's Eedlegs to eight hits in going the distance for the win. Ray Jablonski belted in three runs for the Redbirds in the 8-1 decision to reach a total of 100 RBI's for the year. 14-8 Against Keds The victory gave the Cardinals a 14-8 record against Cincinnati this season. Haddix won his 15th game on' July 30. He has been beaten 11 times. It Was only the third time since the all-star game that Haddix has gone the distance. Five of St. Louis' runs and 10 of their 14 hits came off Lefty Joe Nuxhall, who was belted out in the sixth. One more came off Karl Drews and the final pair in the eighth were off Fred Baczewski. The Cards scored in all except the fourth and ninth innings. The New York Yankees have two farm hands with similar names. One is Johnny Kucab, their Kansas City Blues 'hurler. The other i« Tony Kebek, a .388 hiter for Owensboro. Ky. Nelson, Hearon, Dick Bowman and . Do along with All-Americ Chicks 7 Boosters To Elect Officers Charley Brogdon, Dean Tommey, Fred Saliba and L. E. Isaacs have been appointed to a nominating committee of the Chickasaw Booster Club. Retiring Club President A. S. (Todd) Harrison Said today the committee will make its report at the next meeting of the club which is scheduled for the Rustic Inn on Sep. 14. All Chickasaw fans are being urged to attend the meeting. Manager Charley Grimm of the Milwaukee Braves says his feat of playing a left handed banjo is an easy choice. Just turn himself or the banjo upside down. else now. There's nobody with any up on it. "My idea was. and still is, that if we're ever going to catch up with the Australians again we're going to have to at least try to match their training program for young players," Jake said. "I must have caught our officials at about Red Top Davis After Saddler NEW YORK Wl — Ever read; Teddy (Red Top) Davis made an other pitch today for a title sho at featherweight champion Sand} Saddler, and his manager sai he'd back it up with cash. Saddler can have $25,000 if he'l fight Red Top for the champion ship in New Haven," Manage Mushky Salow said after his little contender outpointed Canadian ightweight champion A r m a n d Savoie last night in St. Nichola, Arena. "I've been chasing him for two years." said Davis, No. 4 feather weight from Hartford, Conn. "If I ever catch up to him I'm gonn: make him pay for keeping me waiting so long. I guarantee you '11 knock him out in five rounds.' The victory over Savoie by unan- mous decision was Red Top's 'ourth in a row. 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Love, playing his second year with the University of Texas team, won the junior title at Denver last June—his second—and reached the quarter finals as the youngest shot- maker in the National Amateur tourney. Earlier yesterday, in the semifinals, Collum defeated Joe Boone of El Dorado 3-1 and Love beat Howard Dennis of Shreveport, 3-2. Pete Dailey, UCLA fullback, will be missed by the Bruins this season. Despite his slight 168 pounds he averaged 5.37 yards per carry last year. WE REPAIR ) Hydraulic Jacks ) Air Compressors > Battery Charger* > Starters \ Generators I Grease Guns i Steam Cleaners All Work Guaranteed CHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Rebuilders Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 Lawn Mowers Bar-B-Q Pits POWER MOWER —Davis model 22, "Heavy duty," 4 cycle Briggs-Stratton engine —was $174.95 NOW §87.50 POWER MOWER —Davis model 50, 4 cycle Clinton air cooled engine. Was S119.75. *°w §59.95 PUSH MOWER Davis model 77 wifch roller bearings. 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