BLITHEVILLE (ARK.)-COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN In Southwest Conference— Another Hard Winter In Store for Porkers Arkansas' Problem Lack of Experience FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas faces 10 tough weekends this fall with little on hand to inspire optimism in the state's football faithful. From a look at / the roster, the 1954 football season stacks up as another long, hard winter for Arkansas, which hasn't posted a winning record since 1947. The nut "of the Razorback problem is much the same as restaurant soup — not enough seasoning. Last year, when Coach Bowden Wyatt first installed his single-wing - system at Arkansas, the Southwest Conference team floundered with a three won, eight lost record. But, most of the time, the Razorbacks . looked good, even when they. lost. Almost all the responsibility for this phenomenon rested with two men — tailback Lamar McHan and end Floyd Sagely. No Lettermen at Tailback Both of these stalwarts, who were selected on the All-Southwest Conference team, have graduated, and Wyatt must find replacements for them from among an inexperienced group of squadrnen and sophomores. There's not a -single letterman returning a* tailback, end or center. Without competent • workmen at the tailback and weakside end positions, Wyatt's single wing, at its best, wi-H b« inadequate for the rugged Southwest Conference. Thus, the coach must uncover from his sparse crop of green hands, at least two men who have both ability and cool heads, qualities which rarely are . combined with inexperience. At tailback, Wyatt can call only on four sophomores. Currently given the edge is George Walker, who demonstrated unusual poise in the Arkansas freshman attack last fall. Fine Passer Walker is a fine passer and ade- "quate runner, but his kicking ability hasn't been established. Ranked behind Walker are Buddy Bob Benson, a transfer from'the University of Oklahoma, Tommy Lock- hart and Don Christian. Benson is the best runner of the quartet, but his passing is a question mark. At the weakside end, two sophomores and two squadmen are competing for the position. Either Walt Matthews, who saw limited action las year, or Bo Baker, a military service returnee, is expected to start. Wyatt has three squadmen and one soph at the other end, with Jerry McFadden and Bill Lyons, a converted guard, listed as the top candidates. No Experience at Center Another position sadly lacking in experience is center, where only five sophomores are in the running. Jerry Ford, the first stringer on the 1953 freshman team, probably will be first shot a the. job. Arkansas' prospects are considerably brighter at guard and tackle where men of proven ability hold forth. Four lettermen return at both posts. Eddie Bradford and Jim Both probably will start at tackle, with Bud Brooks and Wayland Roberts holding down the first team, guar assignments. Backing up this quar tet will be lettermen Bob Dunca and Bill Fuller at tackle and Bobb; Gilliam and Earl Warren at guarc The Razorback' backfield appear to be greatly strengthened, With the exception of tailback. Fullback Henry Moore, the Pork ers' second leading groundgainer is back, and this year he'll hav a man to spell him, squadman Jo Bill Wilson. Two lettermen, Preston Carpen ter and Bobby Prcictor, are bac at blocking back, and letterman Joe Thomason returns at wing back. Carpenter was the 1953 team' second leading pass-receiver, anc Proctor, despite his 162 pound was a defensive standout. The Horse' Ameche Carries Badger Hopes (EDITOR'S NOTE — This is another in a series of top col- legjate foo*ba# players.) Br JACK BURKE AP Newsfeaiures MADISON, Wis. — It is no secret that Wisconsin football coach Ivy Williamson is pinning a lot of his hopes on'"The Horse" "this fatt. "The Horse" ie Alan Dante Ameche who had the tag hung on him the first time the bruising fullback bolted through a tough varsity line in 1951. Although only a freshman, he high-stepped and bumped ahead like a man rodeo broncho and quickly earned a starting role on the Badger eleven. Freshmen could pla-y varsity football that year. Since his debut three years Ago, Ameche has carried the ball 527 times for a net yardage of 2,571. Thfc is a 4.9 yard per crack average. Ameche is back for his senior year. He is just as fast and eager and with a little more weight. A marked man, he will carry Badger hopes into every game. Williamson describes big Alan as "one of the best backs I've ever, seen, in all phases of play. We are depending upon him to carry the biggest share of our load again this year. We are sure he will come through again." Ameche was an outstanding high school athlete in Kenosha, iVis., specializing in football and track. Alan amassed 824 yards as a Wisconsin freshman, hitting the line and sweeping out on handouts 157 times. He set a Biff 10 conference mark of 774 yards which stood until Illinois' J.. C. Caroline ran wild last fall. In 1952, the Badgers' best bet rushed 205 times for 946 yards, including 721 in league play. In 1953 he trailed Caroline, accumulating 524 yards in 103 Big 10 smashes, and netting 801 yards in all games. During the past three seasons, Wisconsin won 19 games, lost six and tied three others. In virtually every conquest, Ameche's ground- : gaining was a major factor. Only i TJ.C.L.A. managed to halt the "Horse." When the two-platoon system was abolished before the 1953 campaign, Ameche became a linebacker and averaged 55 minutes a game. His defensive showing was cited as frequently M Hie work on offense. Alan Ameche Some fans started to call him "The Iron Horse" because of his high- calibre full-time performances. His sights set on a professional football career, the colorful star hopets the 1S54 season will be his best. DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mrs. Eaton, cashier at ARK-MO POWER CO. located at 5th & Main Streets in Blytheville? . . . Who is district manager of the company? the more folks with whom yon "jet Acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yourt. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" . . . will feature PEOPLE, those friends of your* at our places of busines* who serve yoar daily needs! ! ! Don McCaskill New President OfBoosterClub Dan McCaskill was elected president of the Chickasaw Boosters Club at the club's first meeting o.f the new school year in the Rustic Inn last night. McCaskill was elected to succeed Todd Harrison. Other officers elected last night were: Jack Owens, vice president and L.. E. Isaacs, secretary-treasurer. During the brief business session which followed the election of officers, the club made tentative plans for coming football games including a steak supper for members of the Chickasaw team. W. J. Whigham of Chicago, an Oxford man and English-trained as a golfer, won the U.S. Amateur in 1896 and 1897. Rookie Jim Davis of the Chicago Cubs compiled a 13-8 record with Seattle in 1963. He pitched 16 complete games. SECURE REIGNS Football Forum— Maryland and Duke Top Atlantic Coast Conference Written for NBA Servfe* By JIM TATUM Head Coach, Maryland COLLEGE PARK, Md. — (NBA) — I've never been one to underrate my boys, so why start now? Marj'land deserves to be bracketed with Duke as a top contender for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. This .could be a. good year to sing the blues after losing All- Americas like quarterback Bernie Faloney and tackles Stan Jones and Blubber Morgan and ace backs Chet H a n u 1 a k and Ralph Pelton. But our returning fullback, Dick Bielski, could be the best in the country. We should have one of the finest middles of any line in center John Irvine and guards George Pala- hunik and Jack Bowersox. End Bill Walker, a soph phenomenon, looks even better. Bonnie Waller and Joe Horning can do the job at halfback, behind Charley Boxold at quarterback. Duke'* prospects are ultra- bright. Jerry Barger comes back to pilot the split-T, leaving Worth Jim Tatum Lutz free to move to fullback. Tackles Jesse James Birchfield and Doug Knotts are rugged. The Blue Devils have sophs coming up from what they say is the school's greatest freshman squad. Despite the loss of its great aerial combination, Johnny Gramling to Clyde Bennett, South Carolina has the stuff to be the great surprise in our area. Guard Frank Mincevich and center Leon Cunningham are the sparkplugs of a tough, bulky line. Bill Wohrman at full and halfbacks Mike Caskey and Carl Brazell can run behind it. With Harold Lewis not quite Che passer Gramling was, the Gamecocks will stick more to the ground. North Carolina could develop with a host of veteran returnees, including three quarterbacsk and a raft of fleet halfbacks. At Clemson, down for a couple of seasons, the story seems to be Don King, an amazingly accomplished split-T quarterback. A good crop of newcomers is expected to provide depth. Virginia, after its worst season, will try to come back with a line two-deep -in lettermen except at guard. Wake Forest's big boy is tackle Bob Bartholomew. The Deacons have a pass-minded quarterback, in Joe White. North Carolina State, with a new coach and system, is a big mystery, but the Wolfpack has talented kids in quarterback Eddie West and ^uard Al D'Angelo. NEA's Probable All-Southern End—BUI Walker, Maryland, End—Richie GaskeU, G. Wash. T—Jesse Birchfield, Duke T—B. Bartholomew, Wake F. Guard—Gene Lamone, W. V», Gaard—F. Mincevich, So. Car* C—L. Cunningham, So Car. QB—Don King;, Clemson HB—Joe Marconi, West V»« HB—Worth Lutz, Duke FB—Dick Bielski, Maryland Injuries Plague Caruthersville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE, — Thre« members of the Caruthersvill« Tigers football team have not been doing contact work during the: practice session for the past few days due to injuries. Halfback York Hughes has a. bruised thigh. Guard Al Pounds, a new boy from Toledo, Ohio, has reinjured an old knee injury. .Louis Cook, who scored two touchdowns against PortagevUle last week while playing halfback, is troubled with a twisted .knee. Despite their injuries, ail tiir** have been out for practice each day and are participating- in &• running exercises. '. The tigers will play at Kaytt Friday night. Being a collection |of epigrams, witticisms and information of general use and interest. Published to inform and delight ivhbkcy fancier* among farmers and city-folk alike. SUNSHINE GALORE ...JACK FROST AT THE DOOR Senator Henry Clay's Punch Recipe For Congenial Gatherings TT7HAT HENRY CLAY didn't* VV know about politicking you could put on the tail of a coonskin cap. He knew well how to win folks over to his camp and he won them over best when they could partake of some of his famous Kentucky hospitality. This included a special punch he conjured up himself, which went as follows: Daniel Webster Said It First L LD DANIEL WEBSTER thought quicker and spoke o up louder and clearer than most of the other talking men of his j day, so he got to be the first one to say a lot of famous things. For instance, he was first to say: "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable." He also was the first famous American to call James Crow's bourbon "the finest in the world" and all the other prominent citizens who were thinking just that kicked themselves real hard for not saying it before Mr. Webster did. Time to Blanket the Petunia Bed Or> average dates when first killing frost arrives my our city Helena, Mont SepL 29 Concord, N. H...Oct 3 Duluth, Minn Oct. 5 Denver, CoL .. .Oct. 10 Spokane, Wash.Oct. 13 Albany, N.Y.,..Oct_ 15 Detroit, Mich.. .Oct. 15 Omaha, Neb Oct 15 Toledo, Ohio.. .Oct 18 Chicago, HI Oct 19 Santa Fe.N.M...Oct 19 Boston, Mass... Oct 26 Harrisburg, Pa...Oct 28 Evansvillc, IncL..Oct 29 Richmond, Va.. .Nov. 2 Raleigh, N. C...Nov. 5 Tucson, Ariz... -Nov. 9 Macon, Ga Nov. 14 Portland, Or*. . Nov. 21 Del Rio, Tex.. .Nov. 27 Oakland, CaL .. Dec. 29 The Moon and Time for Good Whiskey - Making •*• A WARNING to Counterfeiters and Name Stealenofthel890'i "The courts hm b*ued more than 1800 write and ceue and tabtt •gainst would*bt imitators of the Old Crow name and label. YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED EITHER. Also, no matter how genuine your label looks, you cannot imitate Old Crow's qmlity, and if the law doesn't And you out, the public MILDER LOWER-PRICED BOTTLING OF OLD CROW SETS HISTORIC RECORD! Introduction of lighter, 86 Proof bottling as a companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bottled in Bond produces greatest demand in history for "the greatest name in bourbon"! Rarely has any whiskey achieved such tremendous success in so short a time as has 86 Proof Old Crow! Today, more millions than ever insist on Old Crow—86 Proof and 100 Proof— and enjoy the finest Kentucky bourbon ever put into glass! NOW —TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS! 86 PROOF Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Celebrated Old Crow- lighter, milder, lower in price than the 100 Proof Bottled in Bond. BOTTLED IN BOND 100 PROOF Ksziucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey The most famous of bonded bourbon* avafl- ablc at nsuaL How You Can Uncover History -And Make It Pay I F YOU would like to experience the thrill of uncovering history, and be paid for it beside*, then you'll want to join the public search for historical information a"bout Old Crow, today. Look through old newspapers and letters, books, fara- ily histories. If you should find anything about Old Crow's history there or anywhere, write immediately to the Old Crow Historical Bureau, 149 Madison Avenue, New York. You will be well paid for any acceptable information. WHAT MARK TWAIN SAID ABOUT WHISKEY; what hs didn't say about th* wtathir! M ARK TWAIN never said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." Man named Charles Dudley Warner, of Massachusetts, did. But here's something that Mark Twain did say. Seems like Mr. Twain paid a visit to the Old Crow Distillery, ordered »venty-fivc barrels for his favorite tavern in Elmira, New York, and, on returning, would frequently ask the bartender, "Lou, which barrel are we using now?" THE OLD CHOW WSTILLERY COMPANY, FRANKFORT, KT. k TN THE old Kentucky A tier days everyone woot around saying: "Mix your mash in tht moon's first quarter, And your whiskey will tastt just like it ougkttr." Of course, if there was a spell of cloudy weather tha* hid the moon's first quarter no whiskey got made that month. Which was probably a good thing, because most distillation! in those days were fit to fill nei ther cup nor watering trough. To all of this moon-made uncertainty, James Crow put an end in 1835 when he brought pure science to the art of whiskey-making, and «stablished Kentucky whiskey a* the finest made. Plough deep white sluggards sl/seto, and jou shall have corn to sell end to keep. Famous Confederate General's Letter EN. JOHN HUNT MORGAN, V_T in time of peace a southern gentleman, in time of war leader of Morgan's Raiders, once wrote a friend: "Let me know how I can get some Old Crow whiskey to you. The return mail will carry you a demijohn..." (john H-^r.i Marias ta Dr. Henry fas, Ltxir.gton, Kj., 2 jul. '58.) Here's to the three great American birds! May you always have one on your table, one in your.pockct and one in your glass—the turkey, the eagle, and Old Crow!
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