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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 13, 1955
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1955 (ARK.) COTTRTER KTCWI PAGE Porkers Must Stop Clements, Steers Must Halt Moore FAYETTEVILLE — A sellout crowd of 35,000 fans will be on hand this coming Saturday when the Southwest's l\vo stale universities meet for the 37th renewal of their 62-year- old grid rivalry. Defending champion Arkansas will be making its third bid for a 1955 SWC victory while the interseclionally-tired Longhorns hope to start their league race on a different note. A pfli 1 ' of statistical leaders tin-1 rely upon the passing wizardry of drrline the problems that Conches .lack Mitchell and Ed Price face '[n Arkansas' "game of the year". The Longhorns are led by sensational sophomore quarterback Joe Cipments — currently the nation's number one passer with 39 completions for 452 yards. Price is sure 10 the talented newcomer in bidding for an opening SWC win. The undoing of a mediocre non-conference showing (1-3) .would be an impressive conference record and Texas is aiming for just thai. Second in Conference Mitchell's attack lias revolved Terps Have Top Field General In Tamburello By JIMMY BRESL1N NEA Staff Cctrrn.soiiripGnt COLLEGE PARK, Mel. — (NEA) — Frank Tamburello is a junior and pre-law student. With this, it's easy to get a picture of what kind of a ballplayer the .Maryland quarterback is — cool, confident and calm. Ynii couldn't be farther from the truth. When things get hot for the Terps, the swift and slick Tambu- rrllo is likely to storm into the huddle and begin yelling in Italian: "Come si chiama questo?" (What do you call this? > "For it quarterback who is supposed to have ice in his veins." Jim Tatum observes, "he is the most exciteable kid you'll ever see." But Maryland, which has won every game since Tamburello was made first string midway through last year, will take the Baltimore boy anyway he cares to come. . In v.aryland's first thvee victories this season, he clicked with 11 of 19 passes for 157 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Younj? Tamburello's main duties as director of Tatum's split-T attack have been handled even better. - "We call him 'Coach' and so i would anybody else." says Coach Tatum. "Take the UCLA game this year. We got fourth and a loot to go on the 17 and he calls for Jack Healy, the right halfback, to come 1 " straight in lor the first down. "Tiinibureilo reaches the line and he sees UCLA is in what you call a 'Gap 8' — an eight-man line with three backers. Even if I were next' losers to- the boy I wouldn't have been able to open my mouth. He was too busy checking that play and calling off another. You're right, that was the piich-dut to Ed Vercb. He went. into his chest. all the way and we won." | "I waited a whole year to even • , • • this one up." he said early Lhis sea- Because of things like that.: son. "We'll beat that club if I have Maryland's powerful and well-bal-, to do it myself, anced Terps feel they have the fin-1 Tamburello went against est quarterback in the nation. California Won't Give Up 1956 Games ti T;imburrI , were on the move. On the first play, he passed. It was intercepted and he headed back for the bench a bit later, chin dug _.. . went against the j Coast champs as if he were fight- Tamburello, 20, ran up an eye- popping record as a high school athlete. Trust Big Jim Tatum not to let a boy like that out of the state — so nobody was surprised when Tamburello landed on the College Park campus. A compact 5-10, 185-pounder, Tamburello does everything well. His spirit helps make him the best defensive tackier in the Terp secondary and he intercepts passes as well as throws them. An interception, in fact, gives the key to what kind of a player he is. In the Maryland-UCLA game last year, Tamburello was put in at a stage when the Terps, eventual 12-7 ing for his life. There are a lot of good things about Tamburello, but Tatum puts his finger on an important asset. "The thing I like best about him," Jim Tatum drawls, "is that he's a junior. "He isn't going to go away from me lor a bit." Delayed Scoring UNIVERSITY, Miss. i/Pi—A total of 131 points were scored in foot'»:ail games between Mississippi and Georgia in the 1940. 1941 and 1942. Yet neither U;am could tally in the lirst quarter. around the great running of his All- Conference fullback Henry Moore. [t was Moore's 85-yard scamper from scrimmage a year ago that broke the back of the Longhorns and opened a 20-0 halftime lead. The 190-pound senior is second in ;he conference and eighth in the lation in rushing. His 302 yards leaves him only 79 yards from a all-time Arkansas college career record — held by Clyde Scott (1946-48) at 1,463 yards. .Moore's pace has been 75.5 yards per game this year. The Razorbacks continue to have their difficulties at center — a position plagued by injuries since before ihe first game. It is now a certain thing that pre-season start- Jerry Ford will sit the entire year out. The slow progress of healing to a knee injury plus the rapid improvement each day of soph Jay Donathan brought about that decision. Real trouble wasn't encountered, however,, until Oren Culpepper — the number two man — hurt his arm against TCU, and now that has been followed by a similar injury to starter Harold Steelman. Both may be in shape for the Texas game, but Mitchell has nominated the eager Donathan for a starting role. Benson to. Half Mitchell also made a backfield change — one which had been on his. mind since the season's start. Quarterback Buddy Benson has been moved back to right halfback. His complete recovery from a leg injury plus the need for halfback speed prompted the change. His third unit QB spot will be taken over by kickoff specialist Glen Wood.- Benson may see action against Texas from his new halfback post. The Razorbacks, now 2-2 for the year, certainly present no morale problem for Mitchell. "This is a wonderful group of men to work with," he said. "They've made mistakes we knew would be made -— but have come back each Monday afternoon even more ready for the next game. "It's hard as a champion to lose, but they've shown improvement and a great desire to play every game to the last minute. What more can a coach ask?" Still unsteady in their new split-T formation, the Porkers could stand basic work for another two or three weeks Mitchell suggested — but that's impossible. Instead, pass defense is the big problem at the Porker camp this week. Best Passing "We saw some fine passing against Baylor last Saturday, but this fellow Clements is the best in the league," Mitchell pointed out. "And, their passing game is entirely different from the one we saw last week. Kelley and Schriewer are both tremendously strong ends and will be a major problem for our secondary. Even though our offense needs all of the work \ve can give it, we'll just have to concentrate on strengthening our defensive game this week." The sellout crowd brings to around 106,000 fans the number that will have seen Arkansas in four "home" games this year and to an unofficial total of 134,000 fans for the five games played. The Razorbacks played before total of 133,588 in five home games last year and a total of 277,500 for the entire ten-game schedule. Sel' outs are possible yet for the Ole Miss game at Oxford, the Texas A&M at Homecoming and the LSt season-closer in Little Rock. That would be around another 100.000 fans plus the dates in Rice's 70,000- seat stadium in Houston and foi the SMU game in the 75,504,-seat Cotton Bowl. By CHKIS EDMONDS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — | There's "absolutely no ques-| lion about California giving up ; the winter Olympics," the man who swung the deal to bring the 1960 snow-and-ice festival out of Europe said today."We'll have all the 'firm assurance' Avery Bnmdage or anyone else will want by the first of the year," declared Alex Gushing, who persuaded the International Olympic Committee to give the games four winters hence to Squaw Valley, Calif. "There's a lot of talk about there being no city behind the games," Gushing .went, on. "Well, that's so. Squaw Valley is not a city. But I'll trade the state of California for any city you can name. 1 ' Gushing, obviously was upset by a statement Tuesday by Brundage, IOC president, that there was some doubt whether Squaw Valley would be ready for the games and that the committee would want firm assurance of readiness at its Janary meeting in Cortina, Italy. "I think Brundage's statement 'as very unfair," Gushing fumed. 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There's absolutely no question about California games." giving up the Squaw Valley is a winter resort ar:a 200 miles northeast of San Francisco and 44 miles southwest of Reno, Nov., a valley in the Sierra Nevada rimmed by 9,000- foot peaks. Partial financing of the games, to the extent of one million dollars, has been promised by the Tiger Job Sold Laneon'Hutch' • ST.LOUIS f/w—Prank Lane says he picked Fred Hutchinson as 1956 field leader of the St.Louis Cardinals because "he did a helluva job with kids in Detroit and our future is based on youngsters." Lane said the big, square-jawed former pitcher, signed to a two-year contract yesterday, was in my book" the American League Manager of the Year in 1954 because of the fine job he did with young players. The signing of i\ Fred Hutchinson Hutchinson at a reported 530,000 a year by Lane, genera! managei for only five days, merely firmed repeated reports. 'Gentlemen, Mr, Jones' I Fact is, Lane introduced him I jokingly to newsmen with: "Gen-! tlemen, Mr. Jones." i This was in reference to Hutcli- inson's unsuccessful attempt to register at a hotel the previous night as "Air. Jones." Newsmen soon learned of it. Both Hutch and his boss agreed the Cardinals seventh-place finish this year — worst since 1919—will be improved in '56 with an "ultimate" pennant in the future. When, they wouldn't venture to say. Succeeds 1 tarry Walker He takes over from Harry (The Hat) Walker, who replaced Eddie Stanky last May. Hutchinson, 36, led Seattle to the Pacific Coast League title this year. He pitched! Argentina featherweight title). con- for Detroit in his playing days. ] Lane said Walker has been offered a managerial job in the Redbirds' minor league system and he "will let us know in a day two," Ho praised Walker but said he didn't know him well and "my eggs are in one basket—the manager's—and I wanted a man in whom I had great personal c fidence." Fights Last Night Miami, Pla. — Ralph (Tiger) Jones, 160 :| 4. Yonkers, N. Y.. out- pointed A! Andrews, 161',i, Superior, Wis., 10. Buenos Aires — Alfredo Buneta, Buenos Aires, outpointed Ricardo Gonzalez, Buenos Aires, 15. (for state of California in ft legislative grant, The remainder of the still other sources which Gushing said unestimated cost will be born* by other sources which Cashing said he'll reveal when necessar-y. Jones Captures Dec/siVeWcfory Over Andrews MIAMI. 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