The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1955 · Page 6
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PAGE BIZ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1955 'erion Pointless Prognostications Or, Anything for a Laugh After last week's frustration we were on the verge of giving up this nonsense in favor of chasins butterflies or some other more profitable pastime. But after hearing that some of our few remaining readers still get a big boff from the drolleries set down here as "football predictions" we decided it would be cruel to deprive them of this weekly pleasure. Last week's foolishness resulted Id 16 correct selections and eight bobblei for 67 percent (not enough to win the booby priie in most amateur grid-picks contests). That brings our season mark to 44 correct »nd 26 misses for a percentage of 63. We were further encouraged when rescued at the last instant by the darlings of Platbush who made us shine momentarily for our jelection in the world series. So Sere we go again . . . • • • WE HAVE TO stay with the chicks again In their battle with the Whitehaven Tigers. Blytheville came close to dumping one of the top teams in the state last week and without some tough breaks may well have done .so. The Chicks once more displayed sound, rugged defense in containing the Zebras throughout the game except for two plays. Those two, of course, resulted in touchdowns, but aside from them — the 33-yard TD pass and the 75-yard TD run — the Zebras were able to move the ball only 83 yards net, both rushing and passing, against the Chickf. Whitehaven appears to be making good progress in developing a top ball club and apparently have a much improved aggregation since their opening loss to West Memphis. This together with -the fact that a pair of Blytheville's top hands, Charles Abbott and Bobby Jones, may be slowed for the game, may make it a pretty close affair. We'll take the Chicks 28-14. • • * THE PAPOOSES had a tough time last week in their return engagement with Whitehaven, but they're likely to have a tougher one tonight when they journey to Jackson, Term., to meet the Junior Golden Bears. Jackson was one of the two teams to conquer the Paps last year, and we've heard nothing to indicate they'll be any easier this year. However, we know nothing about the Jackson Juniors. All we can go on is the fact that they turn out some mighty good football teams over that way. But the Paps are showing improvement right along and we'H have to stick with them this.week, 13-1. • • * AND IT LOOKS LIKE another bad weekend for those "little pigs" from Fayetteville. They were put through the slaughter house in their own backyard last week and those chaps have got a big pen and some sarp knives awaiting them at Waco come Saturday. We're still confident the Hogs have what it takes to come out with a successful season, but it looks like they're going to be all even up and ready to start over again with a 2-2 mark when they come back to the Mill. Baylor by 25-20. • * • WE'LL PUT the kiss of death on the Rebels again by picking them to edge Vanderbilt 21-13. As for the others we see Army moving up to second place in national rankings with a slim victory over Michigan, Oklahoma over Texas, Texas A. and M. over Nebraska, Navy over Pittsburgh, Notre Dame over Miami in a close one, SMTJ to dump Missou, Auburn to move nearer the Southeast crown with a win over tough Kentucky. Mississippi State to take Tulnne, TCU over Coach Whit's winless Tide, Georgia over North Carolina, UCLA to grind Oregon State into minute fragments, Osceola to edge Pocahontas, Ohio State over Illinois, Burdette to trip Shawnee, Purdue over Wisconsin. Georgia Tech to prevail, but not without difficulty, over rugged L6U, Maryland over Wake Forest, Keiser over Marlon, Minnesota over hapless Northwestern, Pennsylvania over Prniceton and Iowa over Indiana. Upside Down World; Porks Get the Nod By ADREN COOPER LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The world is upside down. The Dodgers beat the Yanks and Cooper's batting average went up during the same weekend. writer i Southern Methodist over Missouri; Thus encouraged, this foresees another form reversal this weekend: Arkansas 21, Baylor 19. Everybody hastens to point out that the Razorbacks have never won in Waco and the Bears are favored by 10-points — but the Dodgers had never won anywhere. And (his Razorback squad contains and Cleinson over Rice. State Named Arkansas, college contests: Ar kansas A&M over Henderson, Ar kansas Tech over Ouachita, The College of the Ozarks over Hendrix Central Oklahoma over State Teachers and Arkansas State over Florence, Ala., State Teachers. most of the same boys who tore Florence, Ala. b ate leacners. up Texas soil in 1954. . . ! The rest of the high schoo: This prognosticator.missed only one game involving a Southwest Conference team course! last week (Arkansas, of and called the five Big Eight high schools games correctly. Of the ten misses, seven were y the margin of a touchdown or less. The average inched up to .783 on 36 hits. 10 misses. Tigers Liked The Fort Smith Grizzlies have a championship contender for the first time in many years, and Coach Steed White is likely to produce a man-sized headache for his old friend, Wilson Matthews, when the Grizzlies and Tigers get together at Fort Smith, However, M»tthews seems to have his Tigers rolling: Little Rock 13, Fort Smith 7. Another prime Big Eight tussle m»tches El Dorado and Pine Bluff on the latter's home field. The Zebras are tough at home: Pine Bluff 13, El Dorado 0. Other games in the top classification: Blytheville with n little to sptre over Whitehaven, Tenn., Paris, Tex., by u couple.of touchdowns over Texirknnn; North Little Rock with equal ease over Rtis- sellvllle »nd Hot Springs over Ntshvllle. Buck to the Southwest Conference: Texts Christian over Ala- Dim* <• close one); Oklahoma over TMM tor tbr** touchdowns; games: Springdale over Fayetteville, Subiaco over Harrison, Jonesboro over West Memphis, Newport over Augusta, Stuttgart over Wynne, Benton over Sheridan, Comvay over Catholic High of Little Rock, Smackover over Blevins, Camden over Malvern, Crossett over Hope, and Van Buren over Alma. Siloam Springs over Mountain Home, Batesville over Bald Knob, Searcy over McCrory, Rogers over Huntsville. Forrest City over Marlanna, Arkadelphia over Fairview, Walnut Ridge over Paragould, Corning over Marked Tree, Harrisburg over Lepanto, Pocahontas over Osceola, Morrilton over Clarksville, Dardanelle over Greenwood, Mena over Paris, Ozarks over Danville, St. Anns's of Fort Smith over Charleston, Bauxite over Jacksonville. Lakeside of Hot Springs over Bryant, Texas School for the Deaf over Arkansas School for the Deaf, Magnet Cove over Fuller, Helena over over McGehee. Rison over White Hull, Eudora over Hamburg, Fordyce over Dumas, Dermott over Lake Village, DeQueen over Idibel, Okla., Warren over DeWitt. over Brlnkley, Star City Wilson Chapel, Montlcello Blytheville Invades West Tennessee »»**** ****** Paps at Jackson; Key Chicks Injured Fred Hodge . . . Top Receiver McDonald Was Sooners' Big Gun Against Pitt Seminole Juniors At Porogould OSCEOLA—The Junior Seminoles play at Paragould tonight seeking their first win of the season. The juniors have lost two games so far, to West Memphis and Marked Tree. Game time is 7:30. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One of the principal reasons why Oklahoma was able to whip Pittsburgh and keep football's longest winning streak going through its 21st game last Saturday was halfback Tommy McDonald. Tommy scored two touchdowns on runs of 43 and nine yards, raced 23 yards on a key play in another Sooner scoring drive and racked up an impressive 124 yards by rushing as Oklahoma turned back the big Eastern team 26-14. In addition he hit two of five passes for 39 yards. In recognition of this fine all- around performance, the nation's sports writers and broadcasters participating in the weekly Associated Press poll today picked McDonald as the season's first back of the week. The experts had named Wisconsin's pass-catching end, Dave Howard, as lineman of the week by a big margin for his feats against Iowa. McDonald earned the designation by the narrowest of margins over a trio of brilliant pass-pitching quarterbacks, Clemson's Don King, Navy's George Welsh and Maryland's Prak Tamburello. Three New Coaches PHILADELPHIA Wl — Three National Football League teams, have new coaches this year. They are Norman (Red) Strader with the San Francisco 49ers, Ray Richards with the Chicago Cardinals and Sid Gillman with the Los Angeles Rams. Holdover coaches are Wilbur Ewbank, Baltimore Colts; George Halas, Chicago Bears; Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns; Ray Parker, Detroit Lions; Lisle Bback' bourn, Green Bay Packers; Jim Lee Howell, New York Giants; James Trimble, Philadelphia Eagles; Walter Riesling, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Joe Kuharich, Washington Redskins. The longest distance from home plate to center field in the Ameri can League is at Yankee Stadium —461 feet. The Chickasaws and Papooses make a double invasion of west Tennessee this week for football activity at Jackson and Whitehaven. The Paps make the first assault as they travel to Jackson tonight for an affair with the Junior Golden Bears. Coaches Mosley, Stancil and Prince take their Chickasaws to Whitehaven tomorrow night in a bid to return to the winning column after last week's loss to Pine Bluff. The Tribe may well enter the game without a pair of its strongest backs and one key end. Legs Hurt Leg injuries of Bobby Jones, Charles Abbott and Jimmy Earls continue to respond slowly to treatment, and Mosley said today there is a chance none of the trio will be able to go against the Bears at Whitehaven. Loss of Jones and Abbott would be a tremendous blow to the Blytheville attack. Both are seasoned veterans who provide the Chicks' big power in its running attack. Jones is quarterback and blocking back in the single wing and Abbott is probably one of the finest running fullbacks in the state. Loss of the two would leave only one senior, Freddy Akers, in the backiield, and would force Mosley to go all the way with inexperienced sophomores in their place. Steve McGuire would take over at quarterback and Charles Coalter probably would be shifted from Sparrow Aptly Named GARDEN CITY, N.Y. ffi — Guy Sparrow is aptly named. As soon as he finished playing baseball for Lake Charles, La., in the Class C Evangeline League he joined the New York Knickerbockers for the National Basketball Assn. campaign. He's a 6 foot 5 forward who averaged 23 points a game with the University of Detroit last season. The Knicks made him their No. 1 draft ohoice. Be our guest at WITH OKOUCHO MAKX (OSIMAIY CLOONIY IBT LAX* IUSTIR KIAION IAKTHA Kin SHIKLIY MAC 1AINI DINNU DAT BIATIICI KAYI ART LINKLITTIt PAUL OIHMT Channel 00 Sun.,Oct. 9, 0.00PM Presented by U.S. Royal Tires BURNETT'S Royal Tire Service S. Hiway 61 Ph. 3-8662 He«d Oourt«r Mewi OlMfUM Adi. DUE TO ILLNESS Levee Tax Offices Will Not Open Until Monday Oct. 10th Will Be at Court House In Blytheville through Sat., Oct. 15 Emily P. Trammell Collector Box 358 Wilson Harrison High At Ha ley Tonight The Harrison High Dragons will play Dounglas High of Memphis tonight at 8 p.m. at Haley Field, according to Coach Ira Young. The Dragons will be attempting a comeback after suffering two straight defeats at the hands o: Tennessee teams. halfback to fill Abbott's position. 340 Yards Loss of Abbott for the game ould mean the Chicks were going without their top ground gainer. '•Bugs" has ft tremendous seven yard average per carry with a total of 340 yards on 48 carries in three games. Loss of Saris would leave the Tribe with only three experienced ends. The Paps, with one win and two osses on their record so far, will journey to Jackson tonight in an effort to bring their season's record up to the .500 mark. Coach John Koldus announced last night that Jackson would play the Paps in a return game Nov. 3 at Haley Field. No Comment After watching Ms Paps in their final tuneup before the Jackson game, Maestro Koldus, when asked what he thought the Paps' chances were, replied, "I'll comment on that about 9:30 tomorrow night." The Paps went through a light signal drill yesterday and Koldus said that the Paps would employ a more varied defense tonight than they have in .the past. However, he refused to elaborate. The ±*aps are in good physical All County Teams InActionThisWeek Six Mississippi County prep football teams will see ae- tien tomorrow night and the spotlight falls on the Burdette Pirates who play host to the Shawnee Indians in the Hues' homecoming game. The Pirates will be gunning for their fourth win of the year. They hold victories over Marion, Keiser and Trumann. Their only loss of the season came last week when they dropped a 19-6 decision to the Osceola Semlnoles. Tribal warfare breaks out again tomorrow at Osceola's Hale Field when the Seminoles take on the Pocahontas Redskins at 8 p.m. Both clubs will be out to break over the .500 mark, for the season, since both have 2-2 records. ' The Redskins hold victories over Corning and Marked Tree and losses to Harrisburg and West Memphis. Osceola holds victories over Lepanto and Burdette and losses to Blytheville and West Memphis. Osceola Coach Wallace Jackson said his team's morale is up for the Pocahontas game. He cited the play of Dewey Gentry, Jimmy Robbins and Dick Lucas in the line and that of Nelson Hopkins in the backfield as important factors in the Seminoles' victory over Burdette and their heartbreaking, 14-12 loss to West Memphis. The Wilson Bulldogs host Earle in a 3B game. The Bulldogs hold wins over Marked Tree and Shawnee am' were held to a scoreless tie by the Hayti Indians. Reiser's Yellow Jackets tangle with Marion in another 3B game. The Buzzers lost to Burdette, 12-0 last week. Luxora travels to Pine Bluff for a non-conference contest with the Boys' Industrial School. Maryland coach Jim Tatum calls Wake Forest's Bob Bartholomew " one-man wrecking crew." He plays offense and defense as a tackle. The 2-18-pounder • comes from Rocky Mount, N.C. condition for the gam* and went through last night's drill wltm plenty of ginger. Eugene Williams, rugged newcomer from Clarksdale, Miss., ii slated to see plenty of action as a defensive tackle. John Logan is another lineman who has come along fast during the week and will ilke- ly see action tonight. The Paps> probable starting lineup will be: LE — Dave Burnett; LT — Ray Nelson or Eugene Williams: LG — Alvie Belts: C — Jimmie Bruce; RQ — Billy Joi Harvison; RT — Harold Pulley; RE — Jerry Manley or John Logan; QB — Jan Jarrett; LHB — Charles Watson; RHB — Jim Stilwell; FB — Jimmy Pulley. ONE TIME! — Jackie Yale, roots putts home with body • English. The Honolulu miss is the Women's Intercollegiaft champion. 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