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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 9, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1954 Courier Xews Sport* Editor At Long Last- A Definite Stand On Silly Taper Champ 7 Issue Chicks and Paps Await We are convinced that there are some citizens in our fair citv who would be opposed to just about anything. We came to this conclusion the other day when we damn" attitude toward our good football friends over on the ridge. We are referring, of course, to the ! work. j Chicks' ultimatium to Jonesboro j Stockton installed his "TV" for- j and Forrest City that they want j mation, which looked like the regu- ' no part"of any district football i lar T with twin quarterbacks, this championship tha any way other than Light Drills Slated p rep Season Under Lights Tonight /• With pre-season training behind them, Blytheville Chicks and Paps run through light limbering up exercises under the lights of Haley Field tonight before settling back to await tomorrow night's opening games. Openj mat, uucv v,oiii. iuawuu, wiiiv.u. iwi «.i- —- "— -wp- • shortlv after dusk for their usi district football i lar T with twin quarterbacks, this e _g Ve ^^ rehe£rsa i wcich * « is decided in j year in an effort to better uuhzejus j * g nothin ^ more than a get _ acouai than round-robin j backfieid blocking out alter three ted . to _ the u gilt ses sion. i weeks of tinkering decided to aban- .*. * .._.." Borh squads will take the field for their usual game-eve dress rehearsal which will lain- Believe it or not, there are those (just a handfull, we might add) who thought - that such state- Both teams will throw open the throttle on their - morrow night. The Paps are Sche | weeks of tinkering decided to don it momentarily. "I just didn't have the manpow- Went «.-«.» »d not in the iJLSeS^f <Sf?^SS S \%**3» «*£«£• £££ best of ethics. They seem to feel sure.' ' that Blytheville school officials On the "TV" formation, Stockton should continue to lick the boots I moved his fullback directly behind 'his T quarter, thus, .the fullback takes the place of the blocking back on the single wing. The halfbacks remain the same as on the regular T, giving the faackfield a "T" shape. The fullback would lead the play, being the first through the hole. Stockton claims that the "TV" is bound to work because it is so flex- In~our oDinion*the statement was j ible. The fullback, who on the T a oolite way in telling the j formation does most of he heavy while their big brother Chicljs go to j Osceola to do tribal warfare with! Coach Billy Beall's Osceola Semi- i North Little Rock Meets Subiaco; Four Other Games Slated noles. Lengrthy Workouts Both the Chicks and the Paps "seasons to-~ i *°und ™> their ore-season condi- i eigi ;° ^t* awi ? -. seasons to- - - , lono-hv ranks with the great all-time •2T-ic OT-O cr>Ho LioiiinK QTiiis \vit,ri ii2_iu, lenstnv \ . - . , * - , . , » •- ans are scne- i & .0.1 ^ &ins O f Arkansas high school foot- By The Associated Press Raymond (Rabbitt) Burnett returns to Arkansas high school football tonight, just one river and from a team that of those who obviously want noth in£ to do with us in any way, shape, form or fashion in an effort to mend the broken feelings *nd to get us all back on the wagon. Well, all we can say is BALONEY! We shout BRAVO! The only trouble is the statement was just five years too late. just "holier than thous" that if you care blocking, is moved in closer to the to argue about who's who in. the j target. And while his main assign- district, bring along your football \ ment is blocking, he can be util- equlpraent and come on ... Oth- j ized in handoffs, fake handoffs and erwise, pick up your marbles and' ~~ go home. The situation in District Three AA. is unfortunate, indeed. But who are we to argue with, the impossible. Jonesboro and Forrest City have dodged all efforts to kiss and make up. It became apparent some time ago that they don't want the situation mended. Why—we don't know and care lessj but we l*ave our own ideas. Coach Bill Stancil's comment at the distrcit meeting was brief, Blunt and to the point *but—just a trifle late. But again w« say BRAVO! "TV" Sidetracked Coach Harold Stockton, Burdette's mastermind who is noted lor his experiments, and cocky talk, has, for the time 'being, given up on his new "TV" formation. But he says he's not through with it entirely and he's confident it will as a decoy. Odds 'n> Ends Paul Faninrton, Blytheville Country Club pro, has been ' around jolf for a number of years but fot his first hole-in- one only last Saturday on the 135- yard No. 8 green on the local course. . . .Russell Mosley, who is starting his seventh year as head coach at Blytheville High School, boast« an average season record of 9-1. In his six years as coach of the Chicks, Mosley's teams have won. 54, lost 9 and tied two. ... Jo* Dildy, who coached Blytheville through its golden year of football, says his one mistake in coaching was accepting the Job at Hot Springs a few year* back. "No man alive can straighten ou| that mess down there/ Joe told the Blytheville Kiwanig Club recently. . . . Pirates Ready For Opening Tilt Burdette Journeys To Marion Tomorrow Night for First One For the most part, the entire three weeks training period was spent in i conditioning and fundamentals with , „ . __ . | the liner points to come after the i the Subiaco ^ojans. j opening games. j The Chicks spent most of this jweek in working on blocking and ,_ j tackling in an effort to improve weak RoCK Tigers. I spots in their defensive alignment j caused, by graduation. I Thev are expected to use a min- , i immn" of offensive plays tomorrow ! aj?ost-season game in the Toy Bowl 'night's opening tiif with their best! ai _? ew Orleans. weapon being a strong defense. Paps Get Ready At North Little Rock tonight Burnett 'will send the Wildcats against About eight years ago, across the TlVfii* 1X1 I flTTiif^ iCOCiCj -fcjUJrTlGTX St/SLlTT/Gu. his last season with the Little Before the season was ov»r they had rolled roughshod over every- their path and had won BURDSTTS — Coach Harold Then Burnett went to Arkansas Tech at RusselMlle, where he built The Paps, meantime, had to cram | winners in the Arkansas Intercol- a little more action into their first i le ? iate Conference., until last year, three weeks. They are opening the when the steam ran out of the JO u JLUi-'JLLJ JL j.^i jLj.&i wivi "^ - - -- « i s^ T3t r nr» r\A "R/-\-t e ' Stockton's Burdette Pirates put the j season with what possibly will be wonaer aoys. finishing touches on their pre-sea-i their toughest game of the season.! Burnett is one of three new 53 • * . _ j»* _ _ •, ~_- -*-,- i t . •* . i r^nQrTioc in Tn^ T«cTfT C2.atf«Y-» TP/\>^f son training today before embarking to Marion tomorrow night to open their 1954 football season. The Pirates are expected to be in top physical shape for their opening game with the Tartans which j scar t. . Coach Jimmy Fisher has been | coacnes m. tne Big Seven. Port irillihg his 42 candidates in the ! Smith's Grizzlies have a first-year 5g finer points of split-T offense, hoping to muster a solid enough offense to get his season off to a fast is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday in! Marion. i After tonight, both the Chicks and the Paps will get a well-deser- COach Stockton spent most of ved rest from the fining field with the final week »f training on fundamentals and conditioning as hej raced the clock to get his charges ready. Except for a couple of doubtful spots Coach Stockton has already picked his starting lineup for the Marion game. Barring any last minute changes it will be: Bernie Higgins and Don Payne at ends; B. Ay cock and Carl Pankey at tackles; Arkey Pankey and Elbert Rigsby at guards; Billy Duncan, center; Milton Burks, guarterback; W. T. Langley and Billy McDonald at halfbacks; and Jon Payne at fullback. no activity at all scheduled for tomorrow. Sports Roundup— Bucky Harris-the Forgotten Man By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (JP)— In a recent essay which purported to prove that the Yankees would have all- the best of the schedule if they and the Cleveland Indians seriously bumped heads in the closing stages of the American League race, this comer, it now becomes evident, was guilty of a glaring oversight. Not once in the course of pointing out that the five-time champs would wind up feasting on such as the Washington Senators and Philadelphia Athletics while the Indians were locked in mortal combat with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers did we see fit to mention the fact that a fellow with a long memory named Bucky Harris still was managing the Washington entry. Porterfield, Too Bucky not only clipped his old team 2-1 on the series, dealing a heavy blow to any hopes they still have of closing with the Indians, but he let them see something that no other club in the league had seen all year. That was the rare sight of Bob Porterfield, the Nats' finest pitcher, coming in from the bullpen to stifle the Yanks in the final three innings of the deciding game. All of Porterfield's previous 26 appearances had been as a starter. If the champs weren't quite certain before how Karris felt about ing in his time, ana he had his eyes set on a big inside job. He appeared to have a good start as Larry MacPhail's white collar assistant when, in '47, the Yankee bench job fell vacant, and Larry urged Bucky to take it ever. Hams consented, but reluctantly, for he had reason to believe he was in line for the general manager's chair at Detroit. He also assumed, however, that he was set in the Yankee organization if he went along with MacPhail's plans for Joey Maxim Paul Andrews Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (350 at bats)—Avlla, Cleveland, .337; Noren, New York, .332; Minoso, Chicago, .324; Fox, Chicago, .320; Berra, New York, .308: (Williams, Boston, .355-324 at bats). i Runs batted in — Doby, Cleveland, 113; Jensen, Boston and Berra, New York, 108; Minoso, Chicago, 104; Mantle, New York, 100. Home runs—Doby, Cleveland, 30 Mantle. New York, 27; Williams, Boston, 26; Jensen, Boston, 24; Rosen, Cleveland and Sievers, Washington, 23. , I Stolen bases—Jensen. Boston, 21, them, they must have known lor • Minos0j Chicag0i 16; Rive r a , Chi- sure after that. They can loo* ior-1 Jacob Philadelphia and ward with confidence to _ seeing | Busbwashig more of Porterfield in tneir final i „:/„,_..__ ,,o° ^l-.:,. series—maybe a lot more. It was at the close of the 1948 season, when his team lost out to the deadlocked Boston and Cleveland clubs in a thrilling finish, that Bucky was fired by the Yankees and the job given to that noted failure, Casey Stengel. It was not so much the -fact that he was booted as the circumstances surrounding the act CHICAGO (JP) —Paul Andrews, a rangy, 6-foot-3 ex-paratrooper who has a hard time shedding weight to the 175-pound level, is being groomed to take on Joey Maxim next in a campaign for the light heavy-weight crown held by Archie Moore. After Andrews' second - round knockout of Bobby Hughes in Chicago Stadium last night, the International Boxing Club swung into action to land Maxim for him. "I'll see Doc Kearns, Maxim's manager in New York next, week," said Truman Gibson, IBC secreta- s$r. "We want to match Andrews and Maxim for Chicago Stadium or Buffalo, probably in November." Andrews, 24. of Buffalo, N.Y., was impressive last night against little- known Hughes. Hughes, a Warren, Ohio, product who has scored 19 knockouts in 37 bouts, gave Andrews trouble in a savage first round of the nationally televised 10-rounder. But Andrews in the second round caught Hughes as he was ducking in close with a whistling right. Hughes sagged to his knees, then to his haunches and finally stretched out on his side. Andrews outweighed Hughes 180 to 176. It was his 29th victory—15th by a kayo—in 32 bouts. that dug a furrow across the "boy manager's" brain. It will be a long time before he forgives George Weiss, the Bombers' general manager. In the first place, Harris did not especially want to pilot the Yanks. He had done a lot of field manag- Babe Will Miss Women's Tourney ST. LOUIS (#1 — Illness will keep Mrs. Babe Zaharias from taking part in the St. Louis Women's Open Golf Tournament this weekend, tourney officials reported yesterday.- . George Zaharias, husband of the women's national open golf champion, called officials of the Eastern Missouri P. G. A., which sponsors the local tournament, to say she wouldn't be able to play in the event, Mrs. Zaharias was operated on for cancer early lats year. She won four other tournaments besides the National Open this year. York, 134. Pitching (12 decisions)—Consuegra, Chicago, 16-3. .842; Feller, Cleveland, 12-3, .800; Reynolds, New York. 11-3, .786; Lemon, Cleveland, 21-6, .778; Lopat, New- York, 12-4, .750. Strieouts — Turley, Baltimore, 163; Trucks, Chicago, 141; Wynn, Cleveland, 135; Pierce, Chicago, 123; Harshman, Chicago. 119. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (350 at bats)—Snider, Brooklyn, .350; Mays, New York; .343; Musial, St. Louis, .337; Mueller, New York, .332; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, .330. Runs batted in—Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 122; Snider, Brooklyn and Musial, St. Louis, 117; Hodges, Brooklyn, 115; Ennis, Philadelphia 109. Home runs — Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 45; Mays, New York, 39; Hodges, Brooklyn and Sauer, Chicago, 37; Snider, Brooklyn and Mathews, Milwaukee, 36. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 31; Fondy, Chicago, 20; Temple, Cincinnati and Moon, St.louis, 9. Pitching (12 decisions)—Antonelli, New York, 20-4, ,833; Loes, Brooklyn, 11-4, .733; Wilhelm, New Y.u.0-4, .714; Nuxhall, Cincinnati, 9-4, .692; Maglie, New York, 13-8, .W4. Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 165; Roberts, Philadelphia, 164; Erskine, Brooklyn, 152; Spahn, Milwaukee and AntoneJH, New him. History shows he toox a club that had finished third the previous year and drove it to a pennant, thanks to some miraculous relief pitching by Joe Page. Also, that in the midst of the celebration which followed MacPhail announced he was taking a million dollars and getting out. That left Harris without his patron, but he still wasn't as worried as he should have been. He still had a pennant winner, and he still had Page. What he couldn't foresee was that Page, a genuine left-hander, was to take to the brush in '48 and win only seven games for him, exactly half the number of victories he had rung up the previous season. Even so, Bucky made it close. He wasn't knocked out until next to the last day. But he was blamed for not having kept Page in line, and was canned summarily by Weiss. He was to spend the next year man- j aging San Diego before Clark Grif- | _ fith brought him back from exile, j i. He doesn't much like the Yankees. There is an interesting footnote. One of the things that caused coldness between Bucky and his general manager during the '48 campaign was the fact that Weiss refused to onng up a pitcher named Bob Porterfield from Newark until it was too late to bail Bucky out. ' cision over the Oilers. 'HEAR THAT THOSE AT OUR STORES AND OFFICES A/?E 0E.ING P/?AV\W IN CA RTOO/V5. .JUST CAN HARDLY WA/T TO S££ HOW MARY LOOKS IN A CARTOON 'Y£S, ONE OF THE AT THE. PAPER 5A/D THE CARTOONS ARC GOING TO B£ N&W AND DIFFERENT Greenville Ties Playoff in CSL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS El Dorado and Greenville were tied at two games each today in the final round of the Cotton States League playoff. Greenville deadlocked the series last night when Al Benza hit a home run in the top of the 10th inning to give the Bucks a 3-2 de- man in Steed White. At Pine Bluff Marcus Kaufman moves into the head man role. Not a Breather Burnett's Wildcats get a tune- up against Subiaco. It won't be a breather. Subiaco never is. Two of Burnett's league opponents—Hot Springs and Texarkana —open their seasons with a conference game tonight. Unless the slim Trojans from Hot Springs reverse the procedure of past years, Texarkana will come out with a victory and lead the, Big Seven, at least for one week. Tomorrow night three other Big Seven teams—Little Rock, El- Dorado, Port Smith—open their seasons. Pine Bluff's Zebras wait a week. Little Rock, the favorite to take the crown, opens against Treadwell High of Memphis in Little Rock. El Dorado visits Magnolia and Fort Smith entertains its cross river rival, an Buren. Newport at Bald Knob The Newport Greyhounds, champions of District 2AA, go to Bald Knob. Other openers tonight include St. Anne's of Fort Smith at Dardanelle, a District 4B game; Marked Tree at Wynne, Burdette at Marion, and Dierks at Murfreesboro. Tomorrow night's schedule includes 17 conference games. They include: Arkadelphia at Crossett (4AA). Berryville at Huntsville (1A). McCrory at Walnut Ridge (2A). Wilson at Lepanto (3B). Keiser at Shawnee (3B). Burdette at Marion (3B). Mansfield at Ozark (4A). Mena at Clarksville (4A). Bryant at Mablevale (5A). Fuller at Arkansas School for Deaf (Little Rock) (5B). DeWitt at Helena (6A). Elaine at Hughes (6B). Horatio at Norphlet (7B). Junction City at Lewisville (7B). Eudora at Watson Chapel (8A). Gould at Dermott (8B). AGGIE BULLDOZER BOWL* 'EM OKLAHQHA Aggies If in Missouri Valley Little Lightnin' LOS ANGELES 0?) — Despite the fact that he isn't very tall, quarterback Terry Debay (178 pounds) is depended upon by the University of California at Los Angeles eleven to mastermind them through this season's grid campaign. He has three years of varsity play to backstop him. Debay is a deadly blocker of punts., having led the conference last season with five. Debay has added offensive blocking to his duties since the arrival of one- platoon football. 14 Lettermen, Lunsford Are Reasons Why Written for NEA Service By CLYDE LEE Head Coach, Houston HOUSTON, Tex. — (NEA) • Oklahoma A. and M. is given a pre-season edge for the Missouri Valley Conference championship for 14 very good reasons — the 14 let- :ermen who return from last year's team which shared our :ough little loop's title with Detroit. A 15th reason may turn out to be even more vital than all the others. The Ag- ;ies this year will 'eature a new quar t e r b a c k Freddie M y ers, who first earned lis spurs at Army and is being visualized as one of he great passers in Stillwater history. To go with him there are Earl iSO Clyde Lee Pels, Chicks Win Playoff Games By THE ASSOCLATED PRESS Bob Honor and Sammy Meeks, two guys who didn't exactly specialize in home-run hitting during the regular season, nailed down opening victories with roundtrip- pers for New Orleans and Memphis last night in Southern Association playoff games. Honor, a chunky Brooklyn native who hit only three in 103 games, beat Birmingham 7-5 with a dramatic three-run wallop that cleared the left field fence at New Orleans and hung the defeat on lefthander Dave Benedict. In Atlanta, Memphis shortstop Meeks caved in the pennant winning Crackers with a bases-loaded drive in the sixth inning off Pete Modica. The Chicks had chased their old nemesis, Leo Cristante, with a five-run cluster in the third, but it took Meeks' 350-foot drive to left to cement Memphis' 10-5 triumph. Kervan Gosper, the Australian who won the British Empire Games 440-yard championship at Vancouver this summer, is a student at Michigan State. Recruiting plug for the U. S. Navy: Chick Donaldson, now center for West Virginia's grid team couldn't play high school football because he weighed only 118 pounds. Now, after a Navy hitch, he weighs 217.. for COURIER NEWS m Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J Lunsford, a high-stepping fullback , Emberg, a transfer from Louisiana who led the circuit in rushing last j State. year, and path-sweeping guard Dale Meinert, not to mention the by-products of a freshman team which walloped Oklahoma's frosh. Let a couple of question-mark NEA's Probable All-Mo. Valley End—Ron Embery, Houston End—Neil Sikes, Wichita Tackle—D. Meinert, Ok. A&M* Tackle—Lavell Isb*ll, Houston Guard—Joe Belluso, Detroit Guard—D. Steptnan, Wichita Center—Al Baumgart, Detroit QB—Freddie Myers, Okla. A&M HB—Ken Stegall, Houston HB—Bobby Waufh, Tuba FB—Sari Lunsford, Okla, A&M *Also plays guard spots resolve themselves, however, and my Houston Cougars won't concede anything. The tackles look vacant with the graduation of Bob Chuoke and Buddy Gillioz, but Jim Blackstone heads a competent group of guards. We're well set at the ends, with a possible great in Ron Read Courier News Classified Ads. Quarterback Jimmy Dickey comes up from Tyler Junior College with a fine throwing arm to complement the running of Kenny Stegall and Jack Patterson, among others. Detroit, last year's co-champ, still looms strong, but new Coach Wally Fromhart will have to dig up a capable quarterback. Joe Belluso is an outstanding guard, with Lee Riley and Bob Burgmeier a pair of halfbacks who can scamper in any company. * * * There could be a twister building up' around Wichita, too, with 32 sophomores, sizeable and speedy, pushing the old hands and what's more, giving Jack Mitchell the depth in quality he so sorely missed last year. Neal Sikes is a fine end. Tulsa will have to go some to match the rest of us, but has a boy to do it in whirlwind halfback Bobby Waugh, whose brother Howard led the nation in ground-gaining two years ago. Our main worry at Houston is not to get chewed up too much by a couple of Southwest Conference openers—Texas and the Texas Ag- gies—before running into our own Aggies, from Oklahoma. You Are Invited! meet the REPRESENTATIVE KAHN TAILORING CO. of Indianapolis Martin Robertson Will Be At Our Store Sept. 9 and 10 Let him show you the new, colorful and distinctive fabrics and fashions. Let him take your measurements for delivery now or later d our prices are surprisingly low! --an. tJftMfNT WE MAKE 15 MROAfD TO MEASUKt R. D. HUGHES CO. tfit Man Who Knows—Ewys Hit C/othti

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