The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 13, 1955
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PAGE TWELTI BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18,1958 Bif (je> _ Settling Back to Earth-Or, Get Back in Place, You Bum Having finally settled back to Hie turf from the results of last week's venture in prognostication, we once again undertake the weekly task, full realizing we'll probably get slapped unceremoniously back into our place. Reason for our present stale of delusion was last week's supreme effort whleh raised u. above anything we've previously done (of course, it still wouldn't have won us the sawbuck this publication five* away, but it was good for us). That is we picked 20 winners and missed only five — a con- - siderable feat for this department. That's 80 per cent and brings our year's total to 64 right, and 31 wrong for 67 per cent. But greatest cause for our exhilaration was not the percentage picked, but the fact that we hit one score on the so-called button. That was our 25-20 guess in the Baylor-Arkansas game. WE'VE STUCK WITH the Chicks all the way this year and have missed with them only once. Despite their injuries which may have considerable bearing on the team's performance against Malvern, we believe they will have enough to stop the vaunted Leopard attack and make a few points themselves. Loss of Abbott's running power and good defense, which appears almost certain, will be tough on the Tribe and will throw a tremendous mirtlen on Freddy Akers and the remainder of the backfield. Akers and Abbott are probably 80 per cent of Biytheville's attack. And Malvern reportedly has a sturdy team to go with its lightning offense. The Chicks should be good for four touchdowns which we believe will make it end about 26-13. THE PAPS GET out of rugged Tennessee this week and come back to Arkansas where things shouldn't be quite so tough for them. Koldus' Krew has had a rough time in picking up only one win in four starts, but all three losses have been against good big teams (Whltehaven and Jackson, Tenn.) and the Paps have no reason to feel bad. The Paps were caught with practically no experienced boys this year and have had a long way to go in getting ready for competitive football But they've made good progress and prospects are good that they'll continue to improve. We'll go with the Paps at Newport tonight 19-13. * * * FOR THE THIRD straight week the University of Arkansas collides with one of its most difficult chums from Texas. The Porks must take the Longhorns this Saturday in Little Rock if they are to have a better than average season in Southwest Conference. And there is much in Hogland to he encouraged about. The Ha- iorbackd probably should have beaten Baylor last week. Their lapses In pa»s defense hurt, and similar mistakes can be just as disastrous against Texas' passing game. The Pork' offense is smoothing out into a yard-eating machine, showing improvement every game, and as it becomes more automatic there will be fewer mistakes, both on offense and defense. Benson's breakaway speed as a spot runner could be valuable, too. Let's root the Hogs home 20-14. • • * THE OTHERS QUICKLY: Notre Dame over Michigan State (who'd bet against the Irish?), Ohio State over Duke, nice to slip by SMU Southern California over Wisconsin (but. ito risky),-.Georgia Tech over Auburn (but we'd like to pick the Plainsmen), Tennessee over Alabama (it's the staying game now for Coach Whit), Maryland over North Carolina, TCU over Texas A. and M. Houston over Oklahoma A. and M., .Wake Forest over North Carolina State, LSU to upset Florida, Kentucky over Mississippi State Washington to topple Baylor, Navy over I'enn. State, Army over Syracuse, 1'ittsburgh over Nebraska, Illinois over Minnesota, Missouri to hit the win column over Iowa State, Iowa over Turdue, Osceola over Helena and Burdctle over Earle, AAalvern Has High-Scoring Grid Machine Malvern will bring a high-scoring grid machine to Haley Field Friday night to do battl« ^^ ^jg^ thg L CO p ar d s O f Coach Ben Burton, have posted 118 points on the scoreboard. That amounts to an average of 24 points per game — not to be The Leopards rose to the heights last week with their 26-21 conquest viewed askance in any league. The Leopards have given up a few points, too. 78 to be exact, but when your offense is geared high, you can afford to let the other team score some. Blytheville mis etched some 72 points in four games (or an 18 point average. The Chicks' scned-........ ule probably has beer, tougher, but j rushing and added Malvern has played some pretty | through tne air. I T'hp r.,-nn: offensive plays. Coach Eussell Mosley was amazed at the scout- o"ca"mdenr orie'of South "Aritansas'l ing re P° rt that brought back that always-rugged Class AA powers, i bit of intelligence. "I've never The Panthers were barely beaten : heard of a team running 80 ol- in the final minute by North Littie; tensive j>lays^in one ball game be- Rock. And they did it with a pulverizing sround offense together with "•ffective aerial attack. Th Leopards churned out 293 net yard? ' ' ' another 47 good teams. The Leopards ran moer than opponent this year. The Paps batted zero against two Tennessee rivals in the past two weeks, losing to Whitehaven 21-6 and to Jackson 25-13, and the young Indians are hopeful that the home state atmosphere will be a tonic to their game. Last night's shower sent the Paps, who were drilling in T-shirts and trunks, to the dressing room early but Coach John Koldus said ast night that the Paps were in Aerial Show Looms In Hog-Texas Game By ADREN COOPER It seems strange to hear talk that once-mighty Texas may be the weakest team in the Southwest Conference this season. With a few exceptions - such as lOa-i - the Longhorns alwavs have found eribugh good hoys from their wealth of material to make up a football team that can beat just about anybody except Oklahoma. Sikeston And Haytl Lead SeMo Leagues CARDTHBRSVILLE— Sikeston's Bulldogs and Haytl's Indians lead Southeast Missouri's football conferences. BIG EIGHT Conference Games W L. T PF Sikeston Charleston .. Poplar Bluff Caruthersville Cairo fore." he said. • The massive assault was directed iiy a lad named Philip Nix. He's a split-T quarterback deluxe who •rude all-state last year as a sophomore. Eunncr-Passer Reports indicate he's a wizard at ban-handling and can run and pass | with the best of them. Nix repeat| ec!y ate up the yardage on the i quarterback opiion play, and kept i:;e defense honest with his passing. I Principal target for the Leop- I aids' aerial game was, a speedy halfback named Danny Currington. ; Another lop runner for Malvern, 4 j ,ind one to watch Friday night, is I fullback Bob Faulkner. Other Malvern victories came at the expense of Magnet Cove, 27-6, Conway (in their only District 3AA conference game so far) 19-12, and Sheridan 40-0. Malvern's only loss came at the hands of Nashville, a top Class A school in South Arkansas that always plays out of its class. Loss of Time The Chicks, in addition to being ..ampered this week by sickness j and injuries, missed almost their j entire practice period yesterday good shape and brushed up their j Because of rain. The lost time will itrategy before running for cover. no doubt be felt because Wednes-1 2:30 Departure j jay j s always a busy day in the j The Paps traveling squad left by Tribe's week. | bus at 2:30 this afternoon for their! Mosley plans to complete prep'a- ime wiih the Jackson County [ ra iion for Malvern with limbering up drills and dummy scrimmage under Haley Field lights tonight. It's still doubtful whether Charles Abbott will see action tomorrow Paps Seeking Second Win Against Pups The Blytheville Junior High Paps, looking for their second win of "the season after two straight defeats, travel to, Tne un] Newport this evening for their first game with an Arkansas j tom p ere d V, n ,,f fv,;^ ,ronr • i and injur Homer Ralliff . . . Offense and Defense Big Seven Has Top Receiver, Runter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Warning to Oklahoma's Sooners: Some of your Big Seven opponents are beginning to come up with players who can give you trouble. Missco Coaches Organize Brewer Elected President; Cage Tourney Set Th« MlMiMippt County Oowhw Association w« orgnniied here th» week and plan* were made for »«n- ior and Junior high Invitation*! basketball tournament for th* present school ywr. Hershel Brewer, LUKOT* bMMtbi* coach, was elected president of th« newly-formed organiwtlon. Jetrf Haley of Luxora was n*m«d •tertiary-treasurer. The group met rt ttu »a*>rb»«* here Monday in the first of a ierte« of nine monthly meeting* during the coming year. The group a«r«ed to hav« onlr one senior and one junior invitational tournament in the county from now on. Site of the tournaments will be rotated from school to school each year. The senior tournament will go to Missco this year with the Junior tourney at Shawnee. Dates for the senior event art Dec. 12-17. Every Class B school in the county has accepted an invitation. Officials will be Joe Ewmg and Fred Kelley. Eight county junior teams have accepted invitations to the junior tournament set for, Dec. 5-10. Officials named were Barney Kyza and Tom Underwood. Next meeting of the association will be the first Monday in November at Bowens Cafe in Osceola. eleven. Biytheville's starting lineup will be practically the same as it was for the last two games. Newcomer Eugene 'Williams appears to have nailed down the starting assign. night, though other injuries should be healed enough to permit at least - '' Jones ment at right tackle which he held i par t time action. Bobby last week. End John Logan, who's ] probably won't he at top speed, j been improving steadily, wiilt see j but j 0( || e Hall is expected to be plenty of action, according to Kodl- recove red from a slight case of flu us. in time to play. The Paps' proable starting lineup! End Jimmy Earls may miss th will be: LE — Dave Burnett; LI — Harold Pulley: LG — Billy Harvison; C — Jimmle Bruce: RG — Alvie Belts; RT — Eugene Williams; RE — Jerry Manley: QB — Jan Jarrett; LHB — Jim Stilwell; RHB — Charles Watson and FB — Jim Pulley. 94 46 27 76 13 12 52 12 100 Clements a soph who has suddenly Batesville over Searcy, Hope over developed into the leading passer I Fall-view, Spr.ugdnle over biloam in the nation Nevertheless, the Nevertheless, Steers— like the Razorbacks— still are experimenting. Primarily because of Clements, the Steers are favored by six points. This reporter sees it Arkansas 20, Texas 14. Before you bet on that, look , last week's grid guesses: 40 hits, 12 misses lor a .769 percentage. 3 Good Games Springs Rlson over Watson Chapel, Benton over Russi-llvilli-, Catholic Hieh of Little Rock over England. Wnrren over Star City, MoGehec over Dumas. Helena I'lckeil Monuceilo over Lake Village, Forclyce over Eudnra, Dentonville 3 2 1 1 Cape 0 Jackson 0 Kennett 0 All Games W L T PF PA Sikeston 4 0 0 136 32 Poplar Bluff 4 0 0 97 Charleston 3 0 0 93 Caruthersville — 4 t I) 102 Cairo 2 2 0 123 Cape 1 2 0 25 Jackson 1 3 0 3! Kennett 1 3 0 25 100 LITTLE SIX Conference (lames W I, T PF PA Hayti Portascville Chaffee Dexter Muklen East Prairie Tigers In Big 8 Contest Portawevillc j Haytl ' Chaffee East Prairie Dexler over f-Iunt.sville, Berryville over Alma, .\Vjunuuu Home over Pigpott. Walnut Ridse over Bald Knob, Har- rishurg over Parkin. Parneould over If a smart promoter had m.ule Mnrteil Trre, Porahnntns over Tru- out .'the Southwest Conference! mann, Helena over Oseeoln, Boone- schedule he couldn't have matched! ville over Greenwood, up six teams any better than the Ozark over Clarxsville, Mena over ones scheduled this week. Outsihc of Arkansas-Texas, there's Smith- , Havener, Okla.. Paris over Wnldron, Morrilton over Atkins, Jacksonville , ern Methodist and Rice, Texas lover Sheridan. Lonoke over Mabel- Christian and Texas A and M and I vale. Bi.smarck over Puller. Lake- Baylor and Washington. Call the! side over Horatio. Clinton over Mag- winners Rice TCU and Baylor. | net Cove, De Witt over DCS Arc, Mirianra over Brinkley. A couple of lively rivalries—perhaps a little too lively—mark the slate of state colcge games this week. After the mascot-steaing. statue-painting and head-shaving sidelights are over, Arkansas Tech will meet State Teachers at Conway and Southern State will battle Henderson at Arkadelphia. Call 'em Tech 26. Teachers 20, and; Henderson 2, southern state 20. | Ova Ran Over Someone leg°*"tWc n Roc'k Junto? CoUeee 0 to LABAMIE, Wyo. Ml - Ova Sta- romp over Hendrlx, The College ot; pleton, 173-pound junior fullback, is the Ozarks over Ouachita. Arkansas I the surprise ot the Wyoming foot- . ., .,__ n»..._ ..ntl hull trtuiti A thirrf ull-itn'fr invt Treadwcll of Memphis ovei Wynne, Marvell over Elaine, Hazen over Carlisle, Hughes over Holly drove, Ashdown over Prescott. Murfreesboro over Gtirdon, Bearden over Dierks, Junction City over Norphlet and Hamburg over Strong. State over Murry, Ky., State and Arkansas A and M over Delta State. Roundup A Quick roundup ol the Big Eight high school Barnes: Fort Smith to teme Tulsa, Little Rock to roll over Texarkana, North Little Rock over Hot Springs, El Dorado to whip Bmackovcr, Pine Bluff to clip Jonesboro »nd Blytheville over Malvern. Other high school games: Sublaco over Rogers, Van Buren over F»yettevllle, Camden over Cros- •ett, D« QU«*n over Nashville, New Port over Forrc*t City, .Stuttgart over Conw»y, Rlson over Wntson Cbtpel, Ai'kadclpliUi over Magnolia. ball team. A third strlnijer last season he now is a regular, especially since he picked up 132 yards on 19 carries in the Pokes' opening game against Kansas State. Ova is of Clayton Staplcton, Wyoming line coach last year. Soph Signal Callers CHAPKL HILL, N.C. (/!•)—Sophomores will get a chance to do some <]unrtcrbncklng for the university of North Carolina team tills fall. There are three of them on hanrl Lcn OuUock Is the team's only lut- tcrman at quarter, 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 All Games \\' L T I'F PA 2 1 1 111 BO 1 1 1 32 33 1 3 I 44 74 i 3 o -.!•! no 1 3 0 20 62 0 3 0 14 CAHUTHERSVILLK - Caruthersville's Tigers, with four wins and one loss, go against a tough foe when they journey to Charleston tonight tor "a Bis Eight conference battle with the Bluejays. The game will be played a day ahead of the originally scheduled date because of a belief of local school officials that the district teachers meeting at Cape Girardeau would be held tomorrow. However, the meeting is set for Friday of next week. The Bluejays have three wins and no losses. Other Southeast Missouri games, all of which will be on Friday, include Hayti at Chaffee and Portageville at. Dexter for the Little Six. In Bis Ei|!ht conference bouts, Kennett will go to Cairo and poplar Bluff will be at Sikeston. A non-conference battle will find East Prairie at Valle of Ste. Genevieve. action and several others probably will be slowed somewhat. Eagles, Steelers In Crucial NFL Test Saturday PITTSBURGH Wl—The Philadel phla Eagles, the big disappoint ment in the National Football League's Eastern Division race clash here Saturday night with th< division's biggest surprise, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in what shapes up as a "make-or-break" game for both. At stake is a real chance as contender for the division title. Gruff Walt Kiesling, Steeler coach, flatly refused to predict a win to add to his gridders' 2-1 record. "Must" Win The Eagles' Jim Trimble said his team must win every game from here on and he plans to start with Pittsburgh. The Eagles have three losses so far. Big Kics, perhaps a mite wary of overconfidence on the part or his Steelers, had high praise for the Eagles. "Pete Pihos, Bobby Walston and Skippy Giancanelli, they're all excellent receivers," he said, "and Adrian Burk and Bob Thomason Hank Bui-nine, the B-fooi-2, 181- pound Missouri end is one. He grabbed eight passes against Southern Methodist last Saturday and became the nation's leading pass receiver. Another is Ted Rhode of Kansas, the No. 1 punter in major college statistics. NCAA Service Bureau statisticians had to go back 13 years to iind another Missouri player holding the lead in any of the individual rankings. That was Bob steuberl who won the major college scoring championship back in 1942. 17 Passes Burnine barely got to the top through his splendid performance against SMU. He has caught 17 Dasses in four games for total gains of 245 yarcis and two touchdowns. Bill Barnes of Wake Forest is just, on behind him with 16 receptions. NEW '56 DODGE here now! With the Mtigic Touch of Tomorroto Born of success to challenge the fuliire, the spectacular new '56 Dodge brings you push-button driving, dazzling trend-setting style, surging new break-away power, even a Hi-Fi Record Player! Not re-styled, but new ... because Dodge is hot! See it today! Sec the car that shattered every speed and endurance record in the book at the AAA Booneville Salt Flats. 61 MOTOR COMPANY - Phont 2-2142 Then come Roger Ramseier of California and John BrecUce of Boston U. with 15 each and Menan Schriew- I er of Texas and John Stewart ol i Stanford with 14 and Jim On- of Georgia and Monte Pascoe of Dartmouth with 13. Orr has the most yardage on pass receptions, 274, and he and six others have caught three touchdown passes apiece. Ramseier registered the season's one-game high by catching nine passes against Washington State last Saturday, Rhode reached the top in punting with four kicks that averaged more than 53 -yards against Iowa State last week. His season aerage is 48.9 yards on nine punts. Aggies Point For Greatest Test at TCU are two quarterbacks who equal n ability anvone we've sot. If one! of them has an off-day, there's j always the other." Noting that the Eagles have! only five rookies, compared to the Heelers' 15. Kiesling said: "We needed a lot of help over last year's club. The rookies might be the answer. Some of them are real good, and some still need a lot of experience." Nice Going, Coach DURHAM. N.C. HV-When asked about the prospects of his 1955 Duke football team. Coach Bill Murray said: "The success of our own team depends on the strength of your opponents." ' Alabama's highest football score was 110-0 against Marion Military Institute in 19M. The worst setback j for Alabama was by 78-0 at the i hands of vanlerbilt in 1906. FORT WORTH, Teit., Wl—The Texas Aggieh on the comeback trail under the expert guidance of Paul (Bear) Bryant, get their greatest test Saturday when hey lash at mighty Texas Christian in the fea- ' ture of souhwest conference fooball. The chips are down and the youthful and sophomorish Aggies will know by sunset Saturday U they are a year early. Texas Christian (ides high, wide, undefeated and untied and Is rated seventh nationally to nineteenth for the Aggies. The Horned Progs will be heavily favored but this is a conference game and anything can happen and usually does when the boys start playing for fceeps in this tight little league. The last Texas A&M team with championship ambitions was in 1951. That was the year the Aggies led 14-0 going into the third period buo lost 24-14 and TCU rolled on to the chamiponship. A&M won only one game last season and wasn't expected to do much better this campaign. But the Aggies, after losing the opener to UCLA 21-0. have won three straight including Louisiana state 28-0. IT WAS LSD that played mighty Rice, the Southwest conference favorite to a 20-20 tie. M EVERY MAN HODLD KNOW OUT WHISKY OVER 50% OF AMERICA'S WHISKY IS PRODUCES IN KENTUCKY BECAUSE KENTUCKY WHISKY IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD YET OF ALL THESE FINE WHISKIES, EARLY. TIMES IS THE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKIANS OVERWHELMINGLY CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES. TASTE IS THE REASON. IT'S WHISKY OF SUPERB MELLOWNESS ... MADE FROM A TRADITION A CENTURY OLD. PINT H 69 I 'A Pt. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY 86 PROOF EARLY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY lOUISVlllE 1, KENTUCKY EARLY TIMES

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