The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 20, 1954
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Brennan, Irish Get Acid Test Saturday Busy Weekend For SWC Teams Texas-1 rish Game Tops Nation; Rict After Second Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas plays Notre Dame and Texas Christian tackles Oklahoma this week as the Southwest Conference shoots for the moon in intersectional football. They will be among games of the country the big and Notre Dame is ranked No. 1 Oklahoma No. 2. The conference did well, in fact perfect, in its first week of trying against outside teams, winning all three intersectional games on the schedule as Texas beat Louisiana Notre Dame Opens Season with Texas By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — It won't take Terry Brennan, the rookie Notre Dame football coach, long to find the potential of his first Irish machine — just one game, in fact. The 26-year-old Brennan, who looks like Joe College himself, sends his squad against the University of Texas Saturday. The Longhorns are rated one of : the top teams in the Southwest Conference, and jthey looked very good, indeed Saturday in winning their opener from Louisiana State, 26-0. Thin Squad Brennan has a rather thin squad and has commented that his main problem will be to develop a power back and to get some reserve strength in the line. Ke isn't a State 20-6, Rice walloped Florida prophet of gloom as was his predecessor, Frank Leahy, so until he shows that he is joshing, he must be taken seriously. Notre Dame was rated the top team in the country in the Associated Press' pre-season poll of sports" writers and"-sportscasters. After last week's preliminary Skirmishes, all of which followed form, this Saturday presents the first big afternoon of action .in the new season. Michigan State, co-favorite with Illinois for the Big Ten championship, plays Iowa in the NCAA's national television game of the day. While this one should go to the Spartans, off the advance dope, Iowa appears capable of making it close. 34-14 and Texas Christian laced Kansas 27-6. This week, however, is something else. Besides Texas' efforts to shove into the lead in the nation with a victory over mighty Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind., and Texas Christian's desire to stop Oklahoma at Norman, three other league teams will be trying for intersectional victories. Forks Play Tulsa Arkansas opens the season against Tulsa at Fayetteville, Baylor journeys to Nashville to play Vanderbilt and Texas A&M tries against Oklahoma A&M at Dallas. If the conference can win three of those games it'll feel it has had a good week. Baylor was the most impressive in last week's openers when five of the seven teams swung into action. The Golden Bears wiped up the ground with University of Houston, 53-13, with sophomores doing most of the work, especially Bobby Jones. TCU Surprised Texas Christian did much better than anticipated as it also relied on sophs for most of its offense. Jim Swing led the Horned Frogs in. the crushing triumph over Kansas with 78 yards 'and two touchdowns. Bice beat Florida by coming from behind with a flourish in a game played in semi-darkness for more than a half because of a light failure. Texas was efficient on the ground in winning a comparatively easy victory over Louisiana State. Texas A&M was saddened . by a 41-9 trouncing from Texas Tech. Sooners Play TCU Oklahoma, perennial challenger for the mythical national title, plays Texas Christian at Norman. The mighty Sooners warmed up to their task by dropping California, 27-13 last Saturday—and doing it by taking advantage of errors, the mark of a champion. That should spell bad news for TCU. The rogs looked good beating Kansas 27-6 in their opener. The remaining teams voted by the experts most likely to succeed figure to come through the week? end unscathed. Maryland, another contender for the national throne, has an open date, after flexing its muscles with a 20-0 triumph over Kentucky. Illinois vs. Penn State Illinois nas a more difficult assignment in Penn State. The Nittany Lions have been tabbed the class of the East in some pre-season forecasts. A better line on the merits of both clubs should come after this one. Georgia Tech, 28-0 victor over Tulane, has a date with Florida, while UCLA, which could win the Pacific Coast title again, plays Kansas. The Uclans rode over San Diego Navy 67-0 Saturday. Wisconsin and Mississippi, who round out the pre-season Top 10, go against Marquette and Kentucky, respectively. STILL GOING—Amos Alonzo; Stagg, 92, smooths out his lawn: mower at Stockton, CaL, before! putting in. a day's work around the 'house. If it weren't for his wife's illness, the grand old man of American football would be helping his son with college coaching duties at Susquehan- - na, Pa. (NEA) 1,700 Fans See A's Play Final Home Game PHILADELPHIA' (AP) — A handful of faithful supporters sat dejectedly here and there in Connie Mack Stadium yesterday to witness what may have been the last American League game in Philadelphia. The New. York Yankees, the only team in the league which has won more pennants (20) than the Athletics 4-2. The (9), beat the home team, announced attendance was The Aggies had little more than spirit and fight against the powerful Red Raiders from the plains country. Wilkinson insist*, "Boydston fe one of tfae nicest Mde I've had in* pleasure of coaching." He's just a great compei-Uor with considerable ability and a genuine love of the game." Wilkinson toyed with Boydston atr fullback—the position Max played ki high school at Muskogee. Okla., and hie freshman year at Oklahoma—early last season before shifting him back to end where he starred in 1952. Most ends win their reputation by catching forward passes. Two yeart ago, when Eddie Crowder's passing brought the Sooners a 9-1 record, Boydston caught 13 tosses for 344 yards and 4 touchdowns. Last season Oklahoma had a different type' quarterback — pitchout or keep-it Gene Calame—and the Sooners moved on the turf. Boydston adjusted brilliantly to the style, averaging 10.6 net yards rush-, ing on 13 end-around plays. His yardage helped Oklahoma to a 306.9 rushing average, tops for .the nation. Despite his 204 pounds, Max is Boydston of Sooners Stars on End-Around (This fe another to tfc* series of top footfcaH players.) By SKIPPED PATRICK AP Newsfea^we* NORMAN, Ofcte. — Max Boydston, who is expected to make a splash in the All-America football picture this fall, is described by his coach as a "mild mannered and gentlemanly you-ng scholar who loves the game." University o£ Oklahoma football season at Oklahoma (freshmen were opponents, however, have come to eligible for the varsity then) he regard Boydston as somewhat of a started learning the blocking, tack"terror" when the fleet end tucks ling and pass catching chores of an in tfc€ ball on sweeping end-around end. He'll tell you today he had plays in the Sooner-s' split-T of- rather tackle and block that run fense. with or catch the ball. Oklahoma Coach Bud A ma J° r in engineering, the 22- year-old, 6 foot 1 Boydston is a smart operator both in the classroom and on the football field. In the 1963 finale against Oklahoma A. and M., for example, the Aggie quarterback zoomed at Boydston's end on a keeper play, faking a lateral to feint Max off onto the enemy halfback going wide. Boydston wasn't to be outsmarted, however. He snatched the ball from the Aggie quarter and raced 43-yards for a Sooner touchdown that provided the biggest thrill for a Norman crowd of 50,524. 1,715, bringing the unofficial total season attendance to 305,362, far below the 600,000 the Mack "family said it would need to break even this year and stay as owners of the franchise. "Save the A's" That was in July, when Mayor Joseph S. Clark Jr. set up a "Save the A's" Committee in an effort to stir up interest in the team, particularly among Philadelphia businessmen. The driver, however, received a cool reception from the businessmen and Philadelphia Arnold Johnson, Chicago real estate man, is reported to .be in the forefront among prospective buyers of the franchise. He wants to move the team to Kansas City. Cohen Is New Bantam Champ BANGKOK W) — Robert Cohen, 23-year-old French fighter, is the new king of the bantamweight world and he probably will make his first title defense in the United States. Fighting for the crown vacated in May by Jimmy Carruthers of Australia, Cohen won a split 15- round decision here last night over Chamrern Skonkitrat, Bangkok po- Tag Bout Booked For Mat Program Joe Welch and Don Fields team up tonight as team tag wrestling returns to the American Legion's program at Memorial Auditorium. Welch and Fields are slated to team against a „ pair of veteran heavyweight toughies, Red Roberts and Al Getz. And a running feud that has been going on between Roberts and Welch for more than a decade, is expected to highlight this booking. Roberts and Welch have been at odds just about every since, they crawled into the same ring together. And every time they meet, things get just a little bit hotter. Roberts appeared here last week when he attempted to recapture the southern junior heavyweight title from Ray Pirefct but he was defeated in his attempt. Big Red feels like he was robbed in that title match and that feeling isn't going to help matters too much. In the preliminary matches Welch will take on Getz and Roberts will swap holds with Fields. club. A former sprinter and hurdler at Muskogee High, he usually •winds up grand champ in the Soon- ers daily wind sprints. Boydston was an all-state fullback at Muskogee. After the 1861. J ier News and their families. Blytheville's self-styled football forecasters will get their first chance to match wits with the experts Wednesday with the first installment of the Courier News' grid picks contest. The first weekly contest will appear in Wednesday's edition of the Courier News and entries will be aiming at a $10 first prize. In order to be eligible for this week's contest entries must be postmarked by not later than noon Friday. The contest is open to every- j body except employees of the Cour- j • lice lieutenant. It was a bloody brawl that left Cohen with a sprained and possibly fractured wrist and a deep cut over the right eye and Songkitrat with a broken nose. "Bobby, Will You Marry Me You DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mrs. White saleslady for FLOYD A. WHITE ft SON SHOE STORE located on Main Street? The more folks with whom JOB "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment of life will be yours. In tmsinew and in tocial contacts "knowing: the persons BY THEIR NAMES" to most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" ... will feature PEOPLE, those friends of your* at our pl*e«t «f bMtMM who »errt yomr daily needs ! ! ! Unless Promise "Not You to Send Shirts to Blytheville Laundry." Men's shirta keep looking like brand-new for months and months and months when we do 'em—because we are so CAREFUL! Try us! You will like our work. CALL 3-4418 LAUNDRY. CLEANERS Irish Loaded but Still the Tears Flow Sooners Get Top Rating By Olderman By MURRAY OLDERMAN XEA Staff Correspondent SOUTH BEND, lad.—(NBA)— You'd think, with Frank Leahy retired to the shores of Lake Michigan, the annual dirge piped out of Notre Dame would be "muted. But ; publicitor Charlie Cal&han is still there to Wow the mournful reeds and what he sees in store for the Irish shouldn't happen to an Englishman. "I can see us losing at least three of our first four games," Charlie was saying last time we turned on the amplifier. Young Terence Brennan, as befits a coaching novitiate, wasn't saying. But there wasn't dismay in his eyes as he looked on the,practice field and surveyed a squad bulging with experience at every spot. * » * True, you don't lose talent like Johnny Lattner, Art Hunter, Neil Worden and under-rated Jim Schrader every year (except maybe at Notre Dame). But you don't often retain them, either, like Ralph Guglielmi, Joe Heap, Dan Shannon and Frank Varrichione — all of whom have been nominated for one pre-season All-America or another. The split-T perfected by The Master remains in £orce, capably piloted by Bugliemli and his aide-* de-camp, Tommy Carey, Behind-; them is Paul Hornung, the most touted sophomore quarterback since Lujack. The quarterback strength enabled Don Schaefer to move over to fullback. Some doubt still remains who. among the veterans, will join Heap at halfback.. Shannon and Paul Matz are the end tandem. Brennan has been experimenting with starting guard Ray Lemek at tackle and returning tackle Sam Palumbo at guard to show that he has some ideas of his own. Tackle Varrichione is probably the best lineman on the squad, and Jackie Lee fills the other guard. A key to the Irish success will be the kind of job Dick Szymanski dotes at center. WHY IRISH EYES ARE SMILING So how does Notre Dame fit into the national picture? Making allowances for groundbreaking by the new regime .especially against a clod-busting opener like Texas, the Irish still should finish comfortably rip among the nation's best, say third. Our top nod goes to Oklahoma because (1) they're used to winning, (2) the Sooners lost very little through graduation, and (3) they have a comparatively light schedule with a breather before the tough Texas game. The Longhorns strike us as the main national threat to the Sooners. Behind the Irish place UCLA, ineligible for the Rose Bowl but with a squad Red Sanders is inclined to feel is stronger than last year. Overall, the strongest football in the land will be played in the Midwest, exemplified by the rugged Wisconsin Badgers and their Horse, NtA's Probable All-American End—Max Boydston, Okla. End—Bill Walker, Maryland Tackle—Herb Gray, Texas Tackle—Jack Ellena, UCLA G—Ralph Chesnauskas, Army G—Calvin Jones, Iowa C—Larry Morris, Ga. Tech. QB—Ralph Guglielmi, N. D. HB—J. C. Caroline, Illinois HB—Le Roy Bolden, Mich. St. FB—Alan Ameche, Wisconsin without portfolio—the strong independents around the nation we haven't touched on. Teams like Marquette and Cincinnati, where Sid-Gillman is building a dynasty, are as strong as any in the Midwest. San Jose State and College of the Pacific have demonstrated they can hold their own in Pacific Coast Conference competition. Andy Gustafson is reviving Miami Read Courier News Classified Ads. Not since the first years ot loot- ball at Arkansas — -1894-7 — when Cardinal teams were playing Port Smith high school, has an Arkansas team played an opponent twice. in succession. That'll be the case in 1954, however,. as the Porker* open against the same, team they finished the previous season—Tulsa. Keen observers will be watching th« outcome of that game to see any comparison. The Razorbacks won handily in '33, 27-7. Alan Ameche. In fact, our idea of an All-America backfield corresponds with our All-Midwest: Guglielmi, Ameche and halfbacks J. C. Caroline, Illinois, and LeRoy Bolden, Michigan State. * * * Maryland and Mississippi are big j sleepers for national honors primarily because their talent-laden squads aren't called upon to play overly rugged schedules, and an undefeated slate always looks gaudy to rankers. Illinois, Georgia Tech and Army i round out our version of the top j 10, at best a thumb in cheek prop- | osition. I Before closing out the collegi- j ate picture, permit us to insert a j couple of words about- the powers DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name of Mr* Carney, owner & manager of BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO. located «tt Main Street? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment ot life will be yours. In business and in social contacte "knowing the persons Bi' THEIR NAMES" is most important. 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