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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 21, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARKJ COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1954 Chicks Get Ready For Home Opener Upsets Shuffle Welter Rankings LitHe-Knowns Topple Two of Top 10 in Fights Last Night NEW YORK weight rankings welter >) — The welter- were due for a Frayser Here Friday; Paps Go to Burdette The Chicks returned to the practice field yesterday to start getting ready for their home opener against Frayser, Tenn., Friday night but for the most part Coach Russ Mosley let his tribe take things comparatively easy. As a bit of thanks for their 20-7 j immediately after the injury failed victory over North Little Rock last to disclose any serious injury to ***** niglU ' M ° Sley 6XCUSed m ° St Qf starters from tne rugged ' shakeup today following;* upset victories scored last night by unranked Hector Constance and Luther Rawlings over members of the top ten in television tussles. Constance, a 26-year-old sharpshooter from Trinidad, won a split 10-round decision over 1-3 favored Chico Varona, fourth ranking 147- pounder from Cuba, at Eastern Parkway Arena. Rawlings, a one-time leading lightweight from Chicago, stopped 10th ranking Prankie Fernandez of Honolulu in 2:29 of the second round at St. Nicholas Arena. The veteran Hawaiian was a 5-11 choice. Late Rally Constance, strongly built and pantherish in his movements, surprised Varona. with a stabbing left jab and a strong, straight right. The West Indian rocked Chico with a right to the jaw in the second round, absorbed a body bombardment in the middle frames, and then rallied in the ..last four rounds to earn the verdict. Judges Bert Grant 7-3 and Charley Rosen 6-3-1 voted for Constance. 'Referee Mark Conn had Chico in front, 6-4. The AP scorecaxd had the British - trained, Constance ahead, 5-4-1. Constance weighed 147%, Varona 150. : Rawlings Outclassed In the St. Nicks quickie, Fernandez 14451 outclassed Rawlings 148 in the first round ind had,the tall Chicagban reeling; But in the seconds, Rawlings caught Prankie with a barrage, staggered him with a left hook, and then flailed the veteran with both hands. As the Hawaiian took one punch after another with his back to the ropes, Referee Abe Simon stepped in and halted the bout. Fernandez claimed he -got a "bum deal." "I thought Simon was splitting us because the round was over," said Fernandez. "Then he told me it was all over. I was never hurt." practice work requiring them only to do conditioning exercises and a little head-on tackling. The rugged work was left to the reserves. They ran through a lengthy scrimmage session • which the first stringers spent most of the afternoon jogging. The Chicks meet Frayser here Friday night in their first home showing of the 1954 season. Paps Drill Hard And while the Chicks were taking things easy, Coach Jimmy Fisher sent his junior high Papooses through a rough scrimmage session on another part of the high school campus. The Paps go to Burdette Thursday night to take on Coach Harold Stockton's junior Pirates. . Fisher sent his. junior tribe through a long scrimmage session with the accent mostly on offense. The Paps.worked hard on their spUt-T plays while the reserves set up'.defense against them. The Paps will be seeking then- second win of the season at Burdette. They defeated Jackson, Term., in their-opener and lost an 18-12 decision to Poplar Bluf High's "B" team in-a practice gam 1 last week. Prior to yesterday's workout Coach Mosley took stock ofY his team's .physical condition. Ther were" a few bumps and. bruises lef over from the North Little Rod victory but the biggest concern seemed to be over Kenneth Fisher the Chicks' big fullback. Fisher, who is just beginning to get into playing condition after ar appendectomy last month, now is nursing a bad cold which may hamper him the rest of the week. Rounsavall's Injury Not Serious A little brighter news however, is that concerning end Freddie Roun- ssvall who was injured in the North Little Rock game. Coach Mosley reported that x- rays taken at a Little-Rock hospital Morris, Ex-Fullback Is All-America Center (This is another in the series of top collegiate football players.) By MERCER BAILEY AP Newsfeatures ATLANTA — When Georgia Tech football is mentioned, the name of Larry Morris pops up automatically. Morris is a man-sized lad of 20 whose strength and stamina earned him the nickname "The Brahma Bull" and whose center-linebacking abilities honors as a junior last year. won him All-America Tech coaches ar ; .; certain he'll be on the all-star tefcin again at season's end. Larry isn't very talkative but is immensely popular with his teammates, who elected him captain of the 1954 Yellow Jackets. "You couldn't find a better team captain," said Coach Bobby Dodd. "He's a fine leader. He doesn't say much but when he does talk the boys pay attention." Morris, a 205-pound 6-footer. is a homegrown product. He was born and reared in Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta, and played his high school football there. Dixie Series Starts Tonight Atlanta, Houston After SouthernChampionship ATLANTA tfpj — The Atlanta Crackers and the Houston Buffs start their battles here tonight in the 32nd Dixie Series with the mythical baseball championship of the South at stake. Atlanta is champion of the Southern Association and winner of the post season playoff series. The Crackers put the final touch on winning their berth in the Dixie Series with a 14-0 victory over New Orleans Sunday. That gave them a 4-1 margin in the playoff series. Houston is the Texas League champion and winner of that circuit's playoff series. They sewed matters up Saturday night with a 13-1 civtory over Fort Worth to establish a 4-1 margin in the playoff. His winning All-America recognition last year as a center was quite a tribute to his versatility and adaptability. Larry won as much acclaim in high school for his ground gaining as a fullback as for his defensive linebacking. But when he came to Tech in 1951, he was used only on defense, moving into a starting berth in the first game of his freshman year. He continued in that specialty until the two-platoon era ended. With the advent of two-way play, Morris was shifted to center—although he had never snapped a ball—because Tech already had a fine fullback in Glenn Turner. He adjusted to his new duties admirably, solving Dodd's problem of how to keep both Morris and Turner, in the game at the same time. Did he mind the shift from fullback to center? "I just want to play—wherever ir.'ll do the most good for the team." he said, in what Dodd calls a typical Morris comment. But linebacking is his meat. Larry was credited with 106 individual Rounsavall's back. He reported to practice yesterday but did very little work. The Chicks were told yesterday to expect no easy time with Fray-' ser. The Tennesseeans, who field- eel primarily • a sophomore-junior team against the Chicks last year, won their first ball game since 1952 last Friday night, a 26-0 verdict over Bruce, Miss. The Chicks are slated to get down in the serious business of training today and tomorrow. They'll take things easy Thursday with only a light'night drill scheduled. New York Plans Racing Merger Combining of Four Associations Is Being Considered NEW YORK (.<?)—A plan designed to rehabilitate New York tracks at the cost of some -18 million dollars through the meager of "the four New York racing associations and the doing away with all private profits was under consideration today. The plan, drawn up by a specia committee representing The Jockey Club calls for the probable concentration of all racing in the metropolitan area at a re-built Belmont Park and extensive improvements to the _ ancient Saratoga track at upstate Saratoga Springs. Under the plan, The Jockey Club would take over the stock of the four present racing association, for an estimated $26,500,000, then operate the sport on a non-profil In Southwest Only Bryant Moans—All Others Happy Cards Nip Cubs To Tie Phillies I-- -£f-s SOLID CENTER — Center duties for the Chicks are in good hands again' this year with senior Danny Cobb (above) heading the department. A 2-year letterman, Cobb handles the center chores on offense and plays middle linebacker in the Chicks 5-4 defense. (Courier News Photo) and basis. Newest Most Modern Belmont Park, the newest most modern of the New York racing plants, would be reconstructed at an estimated cost of $15,000.600. Another $3,000,000 would be spent in modernizing Saratoga^ which operates during August. Jamaica would be torn down and the land sold. Aqueduct would be retained as it is, at least until work on Belmont has been completed. If the need is apparent, a new track would be built in the reasonable future at a cost of between $35,000,000 and $40,000.000. To finance the project, The Jockey Club would have to raise funds through long term borrowing. The plan, presented yesterday to Ashley T. Cole, chairman of the State Racing Commission, already has advanced to the extent that The jockey Club has options on 80 percent of the stock of the West- Chester Racing Assn., which operates Belmont Park. Presidents of the other three as- ociations said they, would discuss he proposal with their boards of irectors before making any announ- ement. Sooners Take Over Nation's No. 1 Rung By ED CORKIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Oklahoma, ranked right behind Notre Dame in pre-season forecasts, reigned today as the No. 1 college football team in the country pending returns from all the precincts. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOIATED PRESS AMERIAN LEAGUE Batting (400 at bats)—Avila, le- veland, .337; Minoso, ?!—?N?? .,%, Noren, New Yor, .321; Fox, hi- cago, .320; Kuenn, Detroit, .312; (Williams, Boston, .334—365 at bats). Runs batted in—Berra, New York, 124; Doby, leveland, 118; Minoso, hicago, 112; Jensen, Boston, 110; Rosen, leveland, 101. liome runs — Doby, leveland, 31; Williams, Boston, 28; Mantle, New York, 7 eJ Sn 2;esootnn, ,B Rosen, leveland and Sievers, Washington, 24. Stolen bases—Jensen, Boston, 21 Minoso and Rivera, hciago and Jacobs, Philadelphia, 17; Fox, hi- cago, 16. Pitching — onsuegra. hicago, 16-3, .842; Feller, leveland, 133, .813; Lemon, leveland, 23-6, .793; Grim, New York, 19-6, .760; Reynolds and Lopat, New York, 12-4, .750. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 180; Wynn, Cleveland, 153; Trucks Chicago, 148: Pierce, Chicago, 137, Harshman, • Chicago, 126. Welch, Fields /ictorious in Mat Feature the best total defensive record in the Southeastern Conference. Even in the two games Tech lost, —Notre Dame and Alabama—Morris was outstanding, making 13 solo tackles in each. Coach Dodd has difficulty finding the right words to express his high opinion of Morris. "He's the best, that's all," said Dodd. "He's big and quick and strong and smart. He's had to block out of a play and when he tackles a runner he stays tackled." —BUY INSURANCE— LIKE GROCERIES! Insurance is not a luxury. You don't Tauy it to be "a j?ood fellow" or "to give somebody a little business." You buy it ms you buy groceries because insurance is a necessity. That's why you should look for the best price, quality and service. That's why, if you buy insurance the way you buy groceries, you'll buy insurance from Raymond Zachry. Biggest savings, biggest service, biggest satisfaction for you! RAYMOND ZACHRY 111 N. 1st. Insurcmct Agtncy phone 3-8815 Red Roberts and Al Getz played a bit too rough last night and it cost them the decision in the tag match main event of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium. Roberts and Getz were disqualified in the second fall of the bout and Referee Jack Moody awarded the decision to Joe Welch and Don Fields. Roberts and Getz were disqualified for attacking Referee Moody. They jumped the ring official nxd- way in the second fall, beat him into semi-consciousness and then went to work on Welch and Fields. But when Moody regained his senses, he rose to his feet, pulled Roberts off of Welch and raised Welch's hand in victory. That fall gave Welch and Fields the victory. They had previously won the first round in 10 minutes when Welch pinned Getz after NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (400 at bats)—Mays, New York. .344: Snider, Brooklyn, 340: Mueller, New York, .338; Musial, St. Louis, .333; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, .330. Runs batted in—Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 139; Snider, Brooklyn and Musial, St. Louis, 125; Hodges Brooklyn, 123; Ennis, Philadelphis 114, Home runs — Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 49;£Mays,-New York, 41; Hodges, Brooklyn, 40; Sauer, Chicago and Mathews, Milwaukee, 39. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 34; Fondy, Chicago, 20; Teple, Cincinnati and Moon, St. Louis 18; Mathews, Milwaukee, 0. Pitching — Antonelli, New York 21-6. .778; Wilhelm. New York, 124, .750; Nuxhal, Cincinnati, .733; Loes, Brooklyn. 13-5, 11-4, .722; Maglie, New York, 14-6, .700. Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 174; Roberts, Philadelphia, 171; Erskine, Brooklyn, 161; Antonelli, New York, 144; Spahn, Milwaukee, 132. Kyle Rote, new co-captain of the New York Football Giants, scored three touchdowns for SMU against Notre Dame in 1949. Fields had flattened him with a Lee. drop kick. In the preliminary bouts Welch won over Getz and Roberts beat OLDEST DEALERS OF AERO CYANAMID DEFOLIANT IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. We have the knowhow through our 9 years ex* perience to provide the advice and technical assistance to secure proper defoliation. We solicit dealers inquiries. COMPLETE STOCKS OF LIQUID DEFOLIANTS ALSO AVAILABLE The PAUL D.FOSTER o Phone PQ S-M18 Blytheville Warehouse Highway 61 North Sad Bud Wilkinson's Sooners, who crushed California 27-13 in their opener, were all alone at the top of the first weekly Associated Press poll of the season. The nation's sports writers and sportscasters gave them 56 first-place votes, good for 789 points. Notre Dame, which will get its baptism of fire under Terry Brennan against Texas Saturday, was ranked second with 613 points. The Irish were followed, in • order, by Maryland, Texas, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Michigan State, UCLA, Mississippi, Baylor and Wisconsin — the latter two tied for tenth. Georgia Tech Fifth Georgia Tech, which was sixth in the pre-season poll moved past Illinois, which hasn't played yet, on the basis of its crushing 26-6 victory over Tulane. That was the only change of any importance over the pre-season poll. The top 10 teams with first place votes in parentheses and total points, based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. 1. Oklahoma (56) 789 2. Notre Dame (11) 613 3. Maryland (9) 571 4. Texas (3) 541 5. Georgie Tech (2) 375 6.. Illinois 273 7. Michigan State 237 8. UCLA (2) 232 9. .Mississippi (1) 152 10. (tie) Baylor 142 10. (tie) Wisconsin 142 Second ten 12. Iowa us 13. Rice .". 85 14. Texas Tech (1) 76 15. Southern California 73 16. Oregon 49 17. California/ , 44 18. (tie) Army 43 18. (tie) Duke 43 20. Texas Christian 26 But* Birds' Chances Of First Division Finish Still Slim CHICAGO (£>) — The St. Louis Cardinals have moved into a fifth place tie with Philadelphia in the National League but chances of first division finish still remain slim. The BirffS defeated Chicago's Cubs yesterday, 7-2, on the strength of a five-run rally in the 10th. Phillies Idle Philadelphia was idle. Cincinnati current fourth-place club, split twin-bill with Milwaukee and two "games ahead of both -the Cards and Phils. St. Louis has only six games left to play. ' Both clubs have a .473 percentage. St. Louis collected seven doubles among their 16 hits off three Chicago pitchers, including loser Paul Minner. """ Minner Chased The birds ' chased Minner in the 10th with ' three doubles and two singles before the first out was made. Tom Pbholsky went the distance for , St. Louis, allowing seven hits to score his fifth win against six defeats. The Cubs tied the game, 2-2, in the seventh when . Randy Jackson tripled with one. out and came -home on a wild relay to the plate by Joe Cunningham. Oklahoma's two new fishing reservoirs in the O2arks, at Port Gibson and Tenkiller, are turning up fabulous catches of channel cats and bass. Spahn Wins 20, Sets HI Record Braves' Ace First Lefthander to Do It Six Times By CHttlS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (#>—The first left- handed pitcher in National League history ever to win 20 games in six different seasons figures to keep right on going. Warren Spahn, only the fourth National League hurler in modern annals to hit the 20 mark that many times, said yesterday after posting a 6-2 win over Cincinnati for the Milwaukee Braves that he thought he'd do even better next season. The triumph over the Red- legs gave Spahn a, 1954 mark of 20-12. 25 Next Year "I feel I can win maybe 25 next year if everything goes right," he said. "I think any good pitcher ought to win 20 games, a year if he's with a good ball club." Spahn, 33 years old last April and an old man as major league pitchers go, pooh-poohed any idea that he is nearing the end of the line. "No, I don't think I'm getting old," he said. "Why should I? I'm still throwing as good as I ever did and I'm a lot smarter than when I was a kid, too. My arm is just as good as it ever was and I still throw only, standard stuff. When I get so I nave to i'se such stuff as a knuckler and a palm ball and those things, then I'll know I've had it." Yesterday's triumph, on his third ' Bear Blames Poor Condition For Loss; Price Is Jubilant By JOE BENHAM Associated Press Sports Writer The progress shown by Southwest Conference football teams so far has been a pleasant surprise to all the loop's coaches except one — Paul (Bear) Bryant of Texas A&M. Bryant, whose Aggies collapsed under a 41-9 pounding by Texas Tech last Saturday night, called a rare—for him—-Monday workout to cure what he said was inadequate physical shape. ''We're not running them enough," he commented, "although it isn't the fault of the boys, they are not in as good physical shape as'I thought they were." The Aggies tired early under the pressure of heat and Tech's high- pressure attack last week, and Bryant called it a major factor in their defeat. A&M plays Oklahoma A&M Saturday night at Dallas. - Sweetness-and-Light Otherwise, the SWC was a sweetness-and-light affair as far as far as statements from the coaches were concerned. University of Texas Coach Ed Price called the Longhorns' 20-6 victory over Louisiana State last week "The best opener in my memory." Price said the first team looked sharp offensively, with.fewer pass interceptions and fumbles than might have been expected this early in the season. He warned the conference co- champions that they would meet "a; typical Notre Dame team" Saturday, at South Bend—"Tough, fast and well-coached with lots of spirit." Arkansas Coach Bowden Wyatt watched as his starters showed a satisfactory defense against Tulsa plays run by the reserves. The Porkers play ; the Hurricane Saturday at Fayettevile in Arkansas' season-opener. Wyatt reported a roster free of injuries,, and said ne was hopeful of getting the campaign started with a full squad. George Sauer, watching movies of Baylor's 53-13 victory over Houston last week, admitted "i didn't think we'd be this far along." The Bears had a light workout along, with the films in preparation for their Saturday night clash with Vanderbilt at Nashville. Sauer cited veteran tackle James Ray Smith and back L. G. Dupre and a host of sophomores on the number two team for their play against Houston. Bice also had a light workout, since the Owls are idle this week. Coach Jess Neely. took it easy on his first two teams, working them out in shorts, and sent the rest of the squad through a scrimmage. The Owls beat Florida 34-14 last Saturday. Abe Martin told sophomorish Texas Christian they would beat Oklahoma this week if they "stop them and make few mistakes yourselves." The Frogs play the Soon- ers'Saturday at Norman. Martin. expressed a cautious optimism about the game, comment- • ing, Oklahoma : isn't any better than Michigan State was last year, and if we hadn't made some' mistakes up there last year, we'd have beat- end .them." TCU led the top-ranked Spartans 19-7 going into the last quarter before losing 26-19. Last week the Frogs dropped Kansas 27-6. Freshmen turned out 40 strong to boost the size of .the Southern Methodist drills. Moc scrimmages : occupied the Mustangs, who don't open the season until Oct. 2. The Methodists were reported in fairly good shape by Coach Chalmer (Woody) Woodard, who said only back Don Mcnihenny, a regular, and tackle Stan Coker, a reserve were out. McHlhenny is due back soon. TCU's 'Youngsters' Get Set for Sooners FORT. WORTH, Tex. CAP) — The youngest football squad in Texas Christian's history plays Oklahoma, the nation's No. 1 team, Saturday, but Coach Abe Martin says, "We'll give them a pretty good afternoon." TCU sophs, playing as a unit behind a team made up of experienced men last week made four touchdowns in 18 minutes and won the game over Kansas 27-6. Directed by Charles Curtis, gangling quarterback who went to Oklahoma but changed his mind and'came to Texas Christian, the sophomore .team has been licking the varsity. It is called the best sophomore outfit at TCU since the days of Davey O'Brien. O'Brien quarterbacked a national championship team in 1938. Nobody Predicting Victory Nobody is predicting victory over the Sooners. Dutch Meyer, former TCU head coach and now athletic director,, who scouted Oklahoma in its 27-13 victory over Jalifornia, says Oklahoma is "one try for his 20th victory this year, was Spahn's 165th in his 10 years of major league pitching all for the Braves. of the finest teams I ever saw and Kurt Burris at center is the best line-backer since Ki Aldrick (All- America at TCU in 1938). Buddy Leake is one of the finest backs in the country." Both'-are All-America. But Meyer, who hasn't seen TCU play although he knows all about the Horned Frog personnel, thinks the Frogs can complete some passes on the Sooners. Played 5 Times Actually, TCU never has been run out of the park by Oklahoma. The Frogs have played the Soon- ers five time, won twice and lost three, but haven't met Oklahoma since 1948, The Sooners had just started growing into the national power they are today. TCU has a better offense this year than last and the defense is about as good. It boasts its finest running attack in many a moon. Attesting to that fact was the 284 yards rushing made by the Frogs in the conquest of Kansas. Enjoy When famed racing trainer Sun- nu Jim Fitzsimmons celebrated his 80th Birthday, his Bassanio scored a longshot victory in the $50,000 Monmouth Handicap. WE REPAIR • Hydraulic Jacks • Air Compressors / • Battery Chargers • Starters • Generators • Grease Guns • Steam Cleaners AH Work Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Re builders Blytheville, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 Kentucky Straight Tastes Mellow as Moonlight fc KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBOR "from the life and vigor of the grain" Original 1870 formula 3 3* H 1 i£0. A. DICKCL WST. CO., tOUUVIlU. Wf. • M FWOf SUt« T»i

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