The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 8, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, Ml BLHH1TELLS GUBW CXKTRUit PAGE SEVEN In Southwest Conference— Rice Lacks Experience But Could Be Sleeper HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Jess Neely begins his fifteenth season as coach of Rice — more years than the rest of the Southwest Conference's coaches combined — and he and his varsity aides average 26 years as grid teachers. Unfortunately, the Rice players aren't as experienced as their- tutors, so the Owls aren't rated the title favorite role they held this game runner like Dicky Moegle is time last year. However, while Texas is the biggest pre-season favorite in conference history, you can't write off Rice from another chance at the title. Any club that has that much coaching savvy and a break-up-the dangerous. There's quite a rebuilding pro gram going on. Sixteen lettermen of last year's conference co-cham Rice Fans in Uproar Over Dicky Moegle (This is another in the series of top collegiate football players.) By HAROLD V. RATLIFF A3P Newsfeature* HOUSTON, Tex. — No football player in Southwes Conference history ever faced more pressure than Dicky Moegle of Rice. The star of the Cotton Bowl begins his senior year at Rice with the fans expecting touchdowns galore. R was almost like that last sea-fr ••..-.„.,- - • son and it was like that in the Cotton Bowl where the handsome young man ripped off runs of 79 and 34 yards for touchdowns and got credit for a 95-yarder when Tommy Lewis, Alabama full back, came off the bench to tackle him. Moegle also almost got away" on a 92-yard scoring dash; only the desperate tackle of the. last Alabama defender prevented it. His personal efforts gave Bice a 26-6 victory. And now Moegle is coining up for his last season with his All-American reputation, made beforehand. It is said that about all he has to do is report and he'll have the All- American spot. Not That Simple We/7/ Teases Charles with Talk of Loss GROSSINGER, N. Y. U&—Manager Al Weill was talking about his favorite subject, Rocky Marciano, while the heavyweight champion stretched out on his bed. "Rocky will be beaten by the guy who, trades punches and trusts in luck," said Weill. Maybe he was hoping that part of his discourse would reach the ears of Ezzard Charles, who will isn't as simple as that, how- ! tr y a £ ain on Sept. 15 to beat the ever, as a football player like Kyle Rote of Southern Methodist can attest. Rote put on one of the greatest one-man shows in football history in 1949 when he led SMU to a near upset of Notre Dame's finest team. He was acclaimed All-America before the 1950 season opened but- didn't make it on the All-America picked at the end of the campaign. Rote that playing on a losing team was too much of a, handicap for him. And now comes Moegle. Gone are All-America Kosse Johnson who helped him in the backfield, and most of the members of one of Rice's greatest lines. He's going to be pretty much on his own this fall. But. the boy can do it if he gets half a chance. He has gained about 14 pounds over last year and his coach, Jess Neely, says the added weight should make him an even more effective ball-carrier. He now tips the scales at 181 pounds. This summer Moegle has kept in shape by doing a life-guard stint. 7.3 Average Moegle had quite a season in 1G53, gaining 833 yards on 114 runs for an average of 7.3—the best average in the Southwest Conference. He also completed a pass for a touchdown, caught five passes for 26 yards, intercepted three passes and ran them back 68 yards, punted three times for an average of 39.3^ yards, ran 17 punts back 194 yards, three kickoffs back 41 yards and , scored 61 points. All this was exclusive of what he did in the Cotton BowL champion in Yankee Stadium. For only minutes earlier, when asked if he thought Charles would be more confident because he had gone 15 rounds with Rocky, Weill had said: "Charles will take liberties now. He went 15 rounds with Rocky and wasn't knocked down. Maybe he thinks Rocky can't punch and will take chances. At least I hope so. It will make it easier for Rocky if Charles opens up." CHICAGO—Paul Andrews of Buffalo, N.Y., with an eye on light heavyweight champion Archie Moore's crown, meets unknown Bobby Hughes tonight in a nationally televised 10-round bout at Chicago Stadium. Andrews, 24, sporting 28 victories in 31 fights—half by knockouts- disposed of Danny Nardico in four rounds in his. last Chicago appearance June 23. Hughes, a 26-year-old from Warren, Ohio, who has kayoed 14 of his last 17 opponents, will be making, his first appearance before the TV cameras. He has had 35 fights, winning The fight will be telecast at 9 p.m., EST, by CBS. pions who whipped Alabama in the Cotton Bowl have finished their eligibility. But 13 lettermen are back, along- with eight squadmen who saw some game duty, so it won't be an entirely green outfit. The biggest replacement problems are in the line where just one starter—all-Conference Kenny Paul —returns. He's little, as % linemen go (just 190) but Paul will adequately take care of the right guard post. Elsewhere, though, line coach Joe Davis must develop replacements for such terrific men as Dick Chapman, Leo Rucka, John Hudson and Max Schuebel. The picture is not entirely dark. There are lettermen available from tackle to tackle most of whom will rate promotions from last year's No. 2 line. Among the standouts in this category are 2-year letterman tackle Layton Golemon, 210-pounder; rugged Don Watson, 215-pound junior center: letterman guard Lew Harpold; Lavon Cox, 225-pound tackle, and a squadman tackle who mat beat out Cox for the starting obj in 220- pound Eddie Rayburn. It Key In the backfield, the outlook is quite good. Moegle may provide Rice with the finest running back in league history. His great play near the season's end when he ran for 201 yards against Arkansas, had a brilliant pass catch and the season's longest touchdown run (81 yards) against Baylor, and stormed to 265 yards against Alabama in the Cotton Bowl stamp this 19- year-old boy for greatness. He also is a fine pass receiver, top-notch defensive man and probably will do the kicking. At quarterback, senior letterman Atchley Proctor and junior letterman Pinky Nisbet are battling for ihe first strong berth, with soph Phil Harris good insurance at the sost. Moegle's understudy at left lalf is squadman Page Rogers. At right half. Gordon Kellogg returns after starting most of last season. However, pushing him is letterman Morris Stone, who went out early ast season with an injury, and chunky junior squadman Mendel javiage, a spring training sensa- Missouri Tough, But So Is Oklahoma OLD PRO AMATEUR—Gabby Hartnett attempted to qualify for the men's amateur division of the All-American Tournament at Chicago's Tarn O'Shan- tcr. The old catcher finds golf much more peaceful than managing the Cubs. (NEA) Stone Is Versatile Stone also can play fullback or eft half, but he's likely to see most service at halfback because the •ullback job should be well taken care of by letterman Mac Taylor. Taylor did a goad job of filling in for injured Kosse Johnson in the otton Bowl. He is backed by two big, hard-running sophomores — Jerry Hall, 1953 squadman. and sophomore Mack Throckmorton. At ends, there is little experience but a good looking crop of new- omers. The one real veteran, Marshall Crawford, junior letterman, should be one of the league's best. Crawford will start at right end, while junior squadman Lamoine Holland will be at left end. Other nd candidates are sophomores with Jim Peters, John Held, Jim Brigge and 200-pound Bob Woold- right among the brighter pros- ects. Two of the 1953 ends, squad- men Don Costa and R. E. Wortham, ave been shifted to guard. (Tomorrow: Texas) Burdette Set For Opener Juniors to Meet Osceola Thursday BURDETTE — Burdette's junior Pirates-get their first taste of action Thursday night at 8 when they open their 1954 football season against Osceola's junior Seminoles at the Burdette High School field. Coach Harold Stockton's juniors have been holding daily workouts right along with Burdette's seniors, and barring any llth hour injuries, should be in fine physical shape for their opener. Coach Stockton- has been schooling • his juniors on fundamentals and basic plays since the beginning of football practice Aug. 20 and therefore the young Pirates should stick to straight ground stuff in their opener. The junior Pirates lost one starter- last week when Jimmy Bevill, who was being groomed for a starting end berth, fell and broke his arm. Coach Stockton is expected to start the following Thursday night: Raymond Stanfield and Paul Houston, ends; Billy Crosskno and Danny Pankey ,tackles; Jerry Talley and Coy Robison guards; Joe Payne, center; Jerry Tomlin, quarterback; Bobby Franks and Billy Crump, halfbacks; Jack Petty, fullback. Faurot't Senior-Laden Tigers Second to Sooners in Big Seven Written foe NBA Service By DON FAUROT Head Coach, Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. — (NEA) — We could feel quite optimistic about our Big Seven Conference chances this fall at Missouri, were it not for th« fact that we must play Oklahoma at Norman, Nov. 13. LONG RUN You need a superhuman try to beat those Sooners, especially on their home field. They'll miss the right-side'block- ing of J. D. Roberts and Roger Nelson and the clutch haifbacking of Larry Grigg. but they're still strong as blazes —a great quarterback in Gene Calame, p o tent] ends in Max B o y d s ton and Carl Allison, an All-America candidate in center Kurt Burris and fine talent to fill in around them. The S o o ners don't look vulnerable anywhere', but an injury to key man Calame would hurt. Don Fanrot Missouri is a veteran, senior-laden team with improved speed. Our split-T quarterbacking is sound with lettering seniors Vic Eaton, Tony Scardino and Ja<;k Erase. At left half, Ray Detring—6-3, 205 pounds and fast—could give us our best breakaway threat in years. Our top line performer .will be Terry Roberts, a rangy guard, if a knee which he busted up against Oklahoma holds up. Kansas State has good veteran stuff-, with one of the Big Seven's top breakaway backs in Corky Taylor and a good line bulwarked by guard Ron Marciniak. If the quarterbacking comes through the Wild- cats could be wild. Colorado again has fine backs— Carroll Hardy, Frank Bernard!, NEA's Probable All-Big 7 Team End — Pete Corpeny, Missouri End — Mai Boydston, Okla. Tackle — Don Brown, Oklahoma Tackle — Dick Knowles, Kansas Guard — Terry Roberts. Mo. Guard — Ron Marciniak, Kan. S. Center — Kurt Burris, Okla. QB — Gene Calame, Oklahoma HB — Carroll Hardy, Colorado HB — Corky Taylor, Kan. State FB — Bob Smith, Nebraska Emerson Wilson and Homer Jenkins. But the Buffs do not return a single starting lineman. They'll run some T-formation along with the single wing. * » * Last year's sophomore backs at Kansas should be ready for bigger things, and the line is braced by tackle Dick Knowles, end Don Bracelin and center Bud Bixler. Brawny Bud McLaughlin comes out of the service to help at fullback, could be a real dark horse under its new coach, Chuck Mather. Nebraska is in the speculative class. The Huskers haven't had too much success in recent years and look like they have some line problems. Top-notch backs such as Bob Smith, Rex Fischer and Jon McWilliams keep them dangerous. Iowa State, under new Coach a couple of years to build. Fullback Vince diFrancesca, has to be given ] Max Burkett is outstanding. 7,000 Pound Marlins CABO BLANCO, Peru (J) — H. L. Woodward, of Havana, caught a 1,140-pound black marlin off this seaport. It was the 17th black marlin over 1,000 pounds to be taken off Cabo Blanco since Alfred Glassell, of Houston, Tex., started a spectacular run of thousand-pounders in April, 1952. In addition to the 1,1*40 pounder, Woodward boated an 388-pound black marlin. lost three and saw five more. His fish were taken on a 39 thread line. Bob Gantt was leading scorer on the Duke football team in 1943 with only one touchdown. He got the other 41 points on conversions. GOOD FISHING — As" anybody can see, the fishing is excellent on the banks of the Am- monoosuc River at Bethlehem, Pa. A modern-day Huck Finn, Sophie Buckovitch, doesn't frighten the big ones away, either. (NEA) WARNING OKDEB IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Mary Arnold, Pltf, vs. No. 12,758 Edd Arnold, Dft. The defendant, Edd Arnold, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Mary Arnold. Dated this 24th day of August. 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By ERNESTINE PETERSON, D. C. Guy Walls, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad Litem. 8/25-9/1-8-15 Rich Long Shot WILMINGTON, Del. IB— Owena Castle, a 50 to 1 choice, and Mighty Billy, combined for a $1,318.90 daily double at Brandywine Raceway last night. Eleven tickets were sold on the combination. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mrs. Weaver, saleslady at DREIFUS JEWELRY located on Main Street? ... Who is the watchmaker? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In business and in social contact* "knowing the persons BY. THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" ... will feature PEOPLE, thos* friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs 1 II Although a lawyer, Cloyce Box spends his off season from playing end for the Detroit Lions by selling automobiles. Motor Rythm GETS RIGHT TO THE HEART CF THE POWER PROBLEM TOOTH SAVER—Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns models the new fall fashion in football helmets. The bar attachment runs across the mouth and figures to save plenty of dental bills. (NEA") APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE ROY BAKER ... our service repairman, invites you to call on him for all types of appliance repair jobs. Whatever the job may be—water pumps, electric irons, electric stove*, washing machines—your man is ROY BAKER. W. Main Ph. 3-4M5 STOPS CLATTER! 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