The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 14, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 14, 1954 Chicks Work Hard Scouting Report Says Wildcats Are Tough BlytheviUe's Chickasaws returned to the practice field vesterdav and immediately got down to the serious business of getting ready for their first test of the season against North little Rock Friday night. Armed -with, scouting reports that the 195^ version of the Wildcats are "solid as a rock", Coaches Russ Mosley and Bill Stancil began yesterday trying to map .a defense to stop North Little Bock's reputed tough offense. The Chicks spent long hours yesterday in woncing pass defense. Mosley had his passers throwing balls all over the place yesterday as he tried to patch, up some holes in his usually potent 4-4 defense. Fine Aerial Game The Wildcats showed a fine aerial game in their opener with Subiaco last week which undoubtedly promoted Mosley to order the intensive pass defense workout. The Chicks also spent considerable time in working on kick-off and punt returns. Against Osceola last week, they 'used straight- stuff in these deportments but they know they axe going to have to *hoot the vorks this week. Kenneth Fisher, the Chicks' > big, hard running fullback, was decked ouc in full battle array yesterday for the first time since he underwent an appendectomy shortly after the beginning of practice. But their is quite a bit of speculation as to whether or not he will see action | Friday night. Mosley Non-Commital According to reports, he has been given an okay from Dr. John Elliott, team physician but Mosley, right now is, non-commital as to Fisher's statue Friday night. The Chicks-are scheduled for more hard drills today as they:have only two -more days in which to get ready for their jaunt to North Little Rock. They'll end their hard work tomorrow and take things easy Thursday with a light workout under the lights. . Mosley, yesterday indicated he was displeased with, the Chicks' showing against Osceola last week, •"They looked'worse than I expected." was mi only comment. Fight Men Predict— Marciano-Charies Go Cardinals Face Phillies Tonight Birds Have Chance To Take Over Fifth Place in Standings PHILADELPHIA (S>) — The St. Louis Cardinals move into Philadelphia tonight for their final two- game series with the Phils and a chance to take a big step toward fifth place in the National League. St. Louis stands three 'games behind the Phils in the standings after both clubs lost yesterday. St. Louis dropped a game to the leading New York Giants, 1-0. while the Phils were beaten by Milwaukee, 7-4. Need Two Wins With victories in both games, the Birds could move to within, one game of the fifth place spot. Cincinnati still -holds onto fourth place bottom rung of the first division, four and one-half games ahead of the Cards. The Cards* loss to New York came at the hands of Johnny Antonelli, who twirled a five-hitter to rack up his 21st win of the year. Jones Loser Rookie Gordon Jones, curveball- ing righthander, allowed eight hits and the lone run in seven innings before benig lifted for-a pinch hitter. Al Brazle finished the game. The loss left Jones with a 3-3 rec- By MITREAY ROSE NEW; YORK CB—Boxing insiders, gathered here from near and far for the Rocky Marciano-Ezzard Charles ••heavyweight title fight tomorrow night'at Yankee Stadium envision a short and eplosive battle. The general viewpoint of boxers, managers, trainers, and promoters was 'more of less summed up by Charley Johnston, manager of champions Archie Moore and Sandy Saddler. "I think Charles will tear out and try for a quick "knockout," said Johnston. "He'll probably shoot the works in an effort to cut Bocky's eye like he did in the-first fight nd try to put him away. You remember he did jar Maxciano a couple of timesearly in the fight. "If he doesn't get Rocky in six, he's going to get flattened him- aelf," said Johnston. Rocky Will Do Flattening The majority opinion, too, was that if there was going to be any flattening, Rocky would be the guy to do it. •Charles himself has indicated from time to time during his training that he planned to go right after the champion. Others have said that and done things a lot differently when the bell rang. 'Tm going, to try and make those combinations work," said Charles after finishing his training yesterday. "I know I've got to put some punches together and use more power. I had him hurt in the early rounds and I know I should have thrown more artillery at him." Will Be Ready If Charles gets off fast, Marciano plans to be ready. "I've got a good 15-round fight under my belt now," said the 30- year- old champion. "I think my timing is much better now than the last time. I want to get off faster because I know he might try something early." Rocky contented himself with some light exercise and road work yesterday. Both left their Catskill Mountain training camps today and went into seclusion in New York. With the fight close at hand, there was • a reported spurt in betting, mostly on a knockout. The odds are 5-12 that Rocky stops the 33-year-old ex-champion,-. There will be no home television of .the fight. JONESBORO, Ark. IS — A pro- am contest opens the Arkansas Open Golf tourney here today. The top shot maker of the 18- hole pro-am competition will be named medalist. Bill Martin, golf pro at the Jonesboro Country Club, said Byron Nelson, last year's title winner, is not expected to be on hand to defend his championship. Listed among entries from six states were Hillman Robbins, student at Memphis State and 1954 National Intercollegiate champion, and Barney Osment. of Jonesboro, 1952 Arkansas Open titleholder. Name Pitcher ST. LOUIS (S\ — The St. Louis Cardinals' have a rookie pitcher named Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wieand. He fe 21, 6 feet 2 and has already pitched two full seasons in Class B and A leagues in Carolina and Pennsylvania. FDR Wieand's home is • Walnutport, 'Pa. ord. Antonelli snuffed out Redbird threat* .in the early innings and then held them hitless after Rip Repulski singled in the fourth. New York scored its only run in the first frame when, with two out. Willie Mays blooped a double to right and scored on a single to the same field by Dusty Rhodes. Big Klu Eyes Homer Record PITTSBURGH UP) — Every time big Ted Kluszewski, the muscle man of the Cincinnati Redlegs, bangs out a home run the fans in the Ohio Valley scream with joy. Kluszewski, former Indiana University football star, leads the National League in roundtrippers with 48 and at the rate' he's going they might have to make room in the record books. The 24-year-old mark for National League home run sluggers is held by Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs, Wilson belted 56 in 1930. Wilson walloped his 48th in the 139th game. Klu's got 48 in 143 games. He's also behind Babe Ruth's record of 60. The Bambino blasted his 48th in the Yankees' 134th contest in 1927. * If Kluszewski wins the National League home run crown, he'll be the first Cincinnati player to do it since 1905. That year outfielder Fred Odwell hit a total of nine. Klu's hit 10 alone against the Pittsburgh Pirates. While blasting away, big Klu is clicking with a .333 batting average, fourth best in- the League. And he's driven in 132 runs, tops for the circuit. When Bud Hall, Midland, Tex,, outfielder, hit his 21st home run this season he drove in three runs. Midland fans passed the hat and Hall got S93.75. Sports Roundup- Found-Non-Kibitzing BoostersClub By GAYLE TALBOT SAN ANTONIO, Tex. G9V-One of the manifestations of nature peculiar to the American scene is the football luncheon club, whose spavined and windblown members gather once each week during the ( open season on football coaches to diagnose the previous Saturday's' game and permit their captive mentor to try to explain why his ends didn't get down the field under punts. Normally such clubs, composed of bankers and wet wash tycoons for the most part, are based in cities which are the sites of major football factories. The president of the school in question might feel that his par-j ticular coach is slightly sub-human and long desperately to dispense with his services, but he will in all probability keep it to himself. But once let that local "first down" club decide ;• that it has a clinker on its hands and you're looking at a coach who's in trouble, Coaches who have undergone the treatment and given up the profession in favor of something less wearing, have written of their experiences in bitter detail. At Last — A New One And so, it is with the keen emotion of an explorer who has just dug up a pharoah's pleasure yacht Chat we can report the discovery of a football eating and oratorical club which doesn't even have a coach to-knaw on, but which gathers itself together Just for the pure hell of It, and because it loves football, wij .:•"' jThis organization is the San Antonio Quarterback Club. It has more than 400 members, with a waiting list; Each member pays in advance, in a lump sum, for the privilege, of sitting down once a week for if we«kt **oh i'*U *&d wondering what he is going to see and hear." All he knows for certain is that it will have to do with football, and he is happy. There is no major football school closer than the University of Texas, and that is more than 80 miles away. The club's nominal toast- moster and guiding spirit is Harold Schenvitz, who for going on 38 years has been the sports editor of the San Antonio Light. Football Can Be Fun The principal characteristic of the Quarterback Club, which now is in its seventh lively year, is the fact that, under the Scherwitz influence, it has proved that football can be fun. That was, of course, the original purpose of the game, but few are old enough to recall it. They say that scarcely a fan leaves a quarterback luncheon with the heartburn, no matter how his own particular Southwest Conference team came out the previous Saturday. Mostly fne club features one of the seven conference coaches at its weekly meeting. They are happy to answer a Scherwitz summons, we hear, because there are 17 high schools wtihin the city and its environs, and all of them turn out football players who might prove useful. On the Monday after the conference race closed last year, all seven head coaches showed up at the Quarterback Club at one time. Each was given a gift watch, a seat and a personal microphone, and then was encouraged by the toastmaster to say anything that came into his mind about his six fellow coaches and the race just ended. "I only wish you could have heard it," says Scherwitz, happily. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. Puryear, manager of HOTEL NOBLE located at Walnut & Broadway Streets? .. .Who are the room clerks? The more folks with whom you "gtt acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be your*. In business and in social contacts "knowing the pcrsoni BY THEIR NAMES" te most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" . . . will feature PEOPLE, MIOM friends of yours at our placet of business who serve your daily needs I I I HEADS CLASS LAk«Y MORRIS L- AMERICA CLA4S Georgia Tech Tops Tough, Tight Southeast Conference Alabama Has Strong Attack; Ole Miss, Auburn Sleepers By HAROLD (RED) DREW Head Coach, Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — (NBA) — We'll stack up Southeastern Conference football with any in the country, and it's expected to be just as tough and tight this season as last, when Alabama won the championship on the last day of the season, 10-7, over Auburn. Most newspapermen have placed Georgia Tech in the number one spot, followed by Alabama, Mississippi, Auburn, Tennessee, Louisiana State, Florida, K e n - tucky, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Tulane. Mississippi and Auburn could be the teams to watch. Ole Miss has the schedule and Auburn has the talent. One big reason Tech has drawn the number one spot is All-America center Larry Morris. Junior guard Squinch Brooks, tackle Carl Vereen, quarterback Wade Mitchell- and halfback Billy Teas are classified as tops in their positions in the conference. Bed Drew Irish Again Tops In Pre-Season Poll By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK (AP) — Just like last fall when Notre Dame squeezed out a close decision over Oklahoma in their opening football battle, the Fighting Irish were voted the No. 1 college football team of 1954 in the annual pre-season Associated Press poll today. Oklahoma's Sooners received the* largest number of first place votes, 74 to 52 for Notre Dame, but the Irish got 18 more points. On the basis of 10 points for first, 9 for second, 3 for third, etc., Notre Da_me received 1,449 points and Oklahoma 1,431. A total of 171 sports writers and sportscasters voted in the nationwide poll, which will be followed by the weekly AP poll after the pigskin season opens Saturday. Maryland, voted the No. 1 team to be shut out 7-0 by Oklahoma in the Miami Orange Bowl, was ranked No. 3 in the pre-season calculations. The Terrapins got 13 firsts and 910 points to beat out Texas, with 10 firsts and 834 points. Irish Face Texas The ratings will get a quick test. Notre Dame opens its season Sept. 25 with Texas, while two weeks later Oklahoma and Texas do battle. Maryland opens with Kentucky Saturday, then meets U.C.L.A. Oct. 1. Oklahoma also invades the West Coast to play California, ranked No. 12 in the pre-season dope, this Saturday. The top 10 teams, with first place votes in parentheses, and total points, based on 10 for first, 9 for second, 8 for third, etc: Points 1. Notre Dame (52) 1,449 2. Oklahoma (74) 1,431 3. Maryland (13 910 4. Texas (10) 834 5. Illinois (2) 811 6. Michigan State (7) 616 7. Georgia Tech (5) 558 8. U.C.L.A. (1) 548 9. Wisconsin (1) 383 10. Mississippi (2) 368 Second Ten 11. Iowa (1) 355 California 241 Army 196 Alabama 155 Ryff Upsets Ralph Dupas NEW YORK tff)—FranMe Ryff, unbeaten Bronx lightweight with only 14 pro fights, looks like title timber for the future in the 135- pound class. The 22-year-old converted southpaw still is crude and awkward but he overpowered highly-rated Ralph Dupas, the No. 2 challenger, last night at Brooklyn's Eastern Park- Eyff who resumed his career in January after a two-year interruption for Army duty, used a solid left hook and a crashing head-long style to whip the 18-year-old New Orleans Schoolboy on a unanimous decision in eight rounds. Chick Boosters To Meet Tonight The Chickasaw Boosters Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p. m. tonight at Rustic Inn, ALABAMA WILL be better .on offense and weaker on defense in '54. Most of our best defensive men are gone — center Ralph Carrigan, end Bud Willis, halfback Bill Oliver. Leading the way will be All-America candidate Corky Tharp, voted by conference coaches the best running back in 1953. Bobby Luna and Cecil Ingram will share left half, with Bill Stone at full, only he still has trouble with Korean shrapnel wounds. 'Bama tackles will be strong with George Mason, Sid Youngel- man and Ed Culpepper returning, and quarterback is a bright spot with Bart Starr, Al Elmore and Olie Yates on hand, perhaps the best three at 'Bama in many a year. At Mississippi, fullback Slick McCool is the boy to watch. The 195- pounder has speed and power, with a host -of fast halfbacks in Earl Blair, Johnny Barber, Bed Muirhead and Pepper Thomas. Guards Buddy Alliston and Ray James compensate for the loss of Crawford Mims, and center Gene Du- outgoing president Todd Harrison said this morning. Most important of business to be transacted at tomgnrs meeting will be the election of officers for the coming year. All Chickasaw fans are invited to attend the meeting. Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort yASTEETH, a. pleasant alkaline (non-acid) powder, holds false teeth more firmly. To eat and talk in more comfort, Just sprintJe a little FAS- TEETH oa your plates. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get PASTEETH at any drug counter. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Duke Rice (2) 17. T7.S.C 18. Oregon 19. Texas Tech ,.. 20. Ohio State (11) 110 91 89 39 34 32 For Higher Prices Later On — Place Your COTTON In The Loan Through Mid-South Cotton Growers Association HERE'S WHY: Due to present crop conditions and due to the possibility of acreage controls ajain next year, prices for some grades and staples might go to 38 or 40 cents by next July. Use the Mid-South loan and give ut the Authority now to sell your cotton out of the loan later on Should market condition improve cotton can be withdrawn and sold quickly without inconvenience to you. Cotton in the Mid-South loan is exposed for sale all the time For * fast, full loan aclvnnce take your irreen card, marketing: card and bonded warhouse receipt to: Wade H. Lee, Blytheville, Ark. Hugh W. Allen, Osceola, Ark. MUligan Ridge Co-op. Gin, Manila, Ark. FALL PLANTING SEEDS Wheat Chancellor— $2.75 per. bu. Barley Certified B— 400 $1.95 per bu. Hairy Vetch— .15 per Grass — .12 per Planting Ib. Ib. Also other Fall Seed Balboa Rye—$1.95 per bu. Alfalfa Oklahoma approved — .36c per Ib. Arkwin Seed Oats— $1.35 per bu. Ky. 31 Fescue Cert. — .35 per. Ib. Ask for Our Low Prices. W« Buy Soybeans—Both Commercial and Sted Soybeans Blytheville Soybean Corp. Ph. PO 3-6856 or 3-6857 1800 W. Main St. Blytheville, Ark. Texaco Cotton Picker and Spindle Oil For All Types Cotton Picking Maehinti Delivered Anywhere In Mississippi County Finest Quality . . . Rust And dation Rtsistant . . . Prictd Right Dirtributor For FIRESTONE TIRES THE TEXAS CO Bob Logan Consignee— c Blytheville Phone 3-3391—Joinei Phone 2421 buisson does a man-size job. If Coach John Vaught can find a quarterback, Ole Miss will be hard to handle. * * * AUBURN HAS PERHAPS the most over-all speed in the conference. It's a young squad with only nine seniors. End Jim Pyburn, a junior, is classified the best by Coach Balps Jordan. Quarterback Bobby Freeman is a great long passer, and halfbacks Dave- Middleton and Fob James can move. Tennessee has three top tailbacks in Jimmy Wade, Pat Oleksiak" and Bob Bringle and a fast power fullback in Tom Tracy. Reports say the wing and blocking backs are not up to Vol par. LSU has - another back-breaking schedule but will win its share and pull some upsets. Tackle Sid Fournet is rated by his coaches the best-in thee country. -Soph fullback Lou Deutschmann, 230 pounds, could be LSU's best in years-, and also top-rated are Al Doggett at quarterback and end Joe Tuminello. Darrell Royal, in his first year at Mississippi State, has a big job Probable All-Southeast End—Joe Tumlnello, LSI! End—Jim Pyburn, Auburn Tackle—Sid Fournet, LSU Tackle—Rex Bogrgan, Miss. Guard—F. Brooks, Ga. Tech. Guard—H. Easterwood, Miss. St.* Center—Larry Morris, G. Tech. QB—Bobby Freeman, Auburn IIB—Corky Tharp, Alabama HB—Jimmy Wade, Tennessee FB—Bobby McCool, Miss. *Normally plays center. back Jackie Parker gone. Center Harold Easterwood is tops, and quarterback Bobby Collins could be the boy to make them forget ahead with All-America quarter- backfields. REPORTS SAT Florida may have trouble at gua/d and tackle, hard hit by graduation, but center Steve DeLaTorre, the Gators' best, in '53, returns. There is plenty of quarterback experience in Bobby Lance, Fred Robinson and Harry Speers. Coach Blanton Collier has a rugged job ahead at.Kentucky in his first year, with Steve Meilinger, Ray Correll and Ralph Paolone departed. The big hope is passer Bob Hardy at qarterback. Georgia may be ready to coma back with its best freshman team, in years moving up to the varsity. Vanderbilt and Tulane also are in the same boat, with rebuilding jobs built primarily around fine sophomore talent. Tulane was particularly hit by the loss of its two top GULF INTRODUCES NEW SUPER-REFINED GASOLINE IN BLYTHEVILLE "Dirty Burning Tail-End" of Gasoline Is Now Removed A completely new and different gasoline, super- refined to meet the demands of today's high-compression engines, is being introducted by Gulf Refining Company. The new product will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15th, both here and throughout Gulf's entire territory. By refining out the "dirty-burning tail-end" of gasoline— more than a cupful to every gallon—Gulf has been able to produce an unusually clean burning gasoline that provides thousands of extra miles of full engine power. Final road testing of the new product—called Super-Refined Gulf No-Nox-Was made in the Gulf Test Caravans which were in this area recently, according to Mr. E. Bentley, Jr., District Manager, Jonesboro, Arkansas. "Conducting road tests in the areas where the,fuel actually will be used is the only way to accurately determine its performance characteristics," Mr. Bentley added. Throughout the entire trip, on which the caravans accumulated a quarter of a million miles, none of the cars experienced even a single instance of carbon knock or pre-ignition, even on the steepest mountain grades. At the end.of the test, every car was performing better than new, according to the company's supervising engineers. Gulf's assistant district general manager R. D. Jackson of Jonesboro and Ed Tune of Blytheville look on as a technical engineer inspects one of the Cadillacs in the Gulf Te«t Caravan. "Instead of relying upon additives to fight trouble making deposits, Gulf has succeeded in producing a motor fuel that prevents the excessive deposits from forming in the first place," says Mr. Bentley. "Extra gasoline mileage has been provided by specially blending the new fuel for the short-trip, stop- and go driving that most drivers do most of the time. Anti-Knock power has been stepped up to an all-time high." Gulf has spent §60,000,000 on the development of super refining facilities to permit the production of the new fuel. One of the largest newspaper advertising campaigns in the history of the oil industry will tell the motoring public about Gulf's new super-refined gasoline. A series of four fullpage newspaper advertisements will be followed by half pages throughout the fall months. Magazines, TV, radio and outdoor posters will also be employed.

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