The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 23, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 23, 1954
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PAGE IH BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 1954 Courier New* Sport* Editor Giants Will Take Series; Chicks And Porkers Will Win at Football Take to the hills, boys . . . It's THAT time again. Autumn is upon us, the time of year when every sports writer who can still push the keys of a typing machine, goes completely off his rocker and hangs out his shingle as the world's foremost prognosticate! of this wonderful business called athletic events. And, we are no different . .'. At the first sound of brogan meeting pigskin a strange madness rushes tnrougb. our veins, awakening us from, nine months of senseless Chicks Set for Home Opener Friday Night spirited Solomon, insofar as picking winners are concerned. And this week, not only do we have a full dish of football frolics oh which' to whet our molars,' we have the World Series "to grope at, so we should easily be successful in making = a complete jackass out -of ourself. So, here goes: * * * WORLD SERIES — The baseball boys are beating the drums for this one as the 'dream" series. Everybody has dreamed for a long time about getting the Yankees and Dodgers to stay at home : come October and finally the Giants and Indians have convinced them. It'll be a close one and should go the seven game limit. Cleveland has the pitching and the power bulrthe Giants have the hustle and defense. Our guess is the Giants will walk off with all the marbles 4 games to 3. * * *.'•..'''... Now that we ar« well on our way to committing occupational suicide, leave us not tarry as we turn from baseball to football: BLYTHEVILLE OVER FRA Y~ SEE — Nobody knows yet just what the CMcks can do. But with a couple of games under their belts, this should be the week they 'start.' rolling. But Frayser will be no push -over this year. The G61 den Rams have last year's team .with another year's experience. It'll be the Chicks by two TD's. ARKANSAS OVER TULSA—Everything points to another lean year for Bowden Wyatt's Hogs. Everybody 'is predicting another losing season. But this one should be one - of •• the three or four the Razorbacks should salvage. Arkansas by ,12 points. " OLE MISS OVER KENTUCKY— This, looks like another banner year for Johnny Vaught's Rebels. And the '-Wildcats weren't a bit impressive against Maryland last week. Mississippi by 24. * » *••••. Swiftly,.now through the remainder of Courier News contest games: . Alabama will rebound 'and • take LSU; Georgia over Clemson; Duke over Penn; Tennessee to ease - by Mississippi State; Tulane over Memphis State; Baylor over Vanderbilt; Texas over Notre Dame; Oklahoma A&M over Texas A&M; Iowa over Michigan State. West Memphis over Osceola; Minnesota over Nebraska; Missouri over Purdue; Penn State, over Illinois; Southern California over Pittsburgh; Oklahoma to- murder TCTJ; Georgia Tech over Florida; Army over South Carilina; Wyoming over Kansas State; Ohio State over Indiana; UCLA over Kansas and Navy over William & Mary. No, gentlemen. We're .keeping our quarters in our pocket. Tribe Awaits Invasion Of Frayser's Rams Blytheville's Chickasaws, with two hard days of practice behind them, took things easy today as they awaited the invasion of the Golden Rams of Frayser, Tenn., in their /{first home game of the 1954 season tomorrow night. The Chicks ran through their last scrimmage session " of the week yesterday, a spirited hour- long session that wound up their heavy work. They are scheduled for a 'light workout under Haley Field's lights tonight before calling it a week: After Third Win Coach Russ Mosley's tribe will be after its third straight victory of the season in their home opener, but. they needn't expect it to come easy. While Frayser hasn't played but one ball game this year and won it, reports from Memphis say that the Golden Rams are a solid ball club this year that boasts a lot of weight and speed. The Rams -started their season in a -big way, last week, thumping a good Bruce, Miss., team 26-0. Bruce is a perennial powerhouse in northern Mississippi. The Rams will field approximately the ' same ball club that played the Chicks last season. They lost only two or three starters from last year's team which was beaten by the Chicksy But the Clucks are taking nothing for granted. Yesterday's scrimmage session was a highly spirited affair with crisp tackling and blocking. Accent on Defense The accent mostly was on defense as the backs ran "their own plays against the linemen. And if yesterday's practice drill World Series Comparison— Outfields About Even - Giants Have Mays, Tribe Has Doby By BEN OLAN _ - NEW YORK (AP) — The almost certain capacity crowd which will pack New York's Polo Grounds next Wednesday for the first game of the World Series will be able to compare first hand two of baseball's premier center fielders — Willie Mays of the Giants and Cleveland's Larry Doby. t - Both powerful batters, fleet of foot and with strong throwing arms, Mays and Doby are a cinch to finish up close in the Most Valuable Player awards voting, if not at the head of the class. is any indication, the Chicks are' going to hold back nothing offen^ sively." .,:'.,.• v They ran practically all their plays, including their passes, which so far have been kept pretty well under cover. The Chicks are expected to be at full strength for the -Rams' game. Fullback Kenneth Fisher was- back running, yesterday and may see some starting action' Friday night. End Freddie Rounsa- valll, who suffered a back injury in the North Little Rock game, was back in the saddle yesterday and showed no indication of his injury holding him back.' • And valuable they were. Mays ttarted and extended rallies threatened Babe Ruth's all-tim home-run standard for a time and often came up with a key defensive play. Doby, perhaps a mite stead <-ier than Willie in the field, though less sensational, carried most o the Indians' load after Al Rosen's slugging tailed off because of fractured finger. Giants Have Edge Mays leads the National League with a .346 batting mark. His 4 homers and 110 runs batted in compare favorably with Doby's 32 circuit blows and 124 RBI's. Overall, the Giants appear to have the outfield edge, if only for Don Mueller's superiority over Cleveland's right fielders, Dave Philley and Wally Westlake. In left field, where Giant Manager Leo Durocher has yet to choose between Dusty Rhodes and Monte Irvin, there's no marked advantage either way over the Indians' Al Smith. Mueller, with 203 hits — the most in the majors — and a third-place batting average of .338 Is enjoying his best of seven big league seasons. , • Philley, a switch-hitter, started the season slowly and is finishing at the same gait with a .224 mark. Westlake likely will take over right . field against southpaw pitching. ; Smith, one of the real surprises for the Indians, has produced 11 home runs, 49 runs batted in and •a .278 batting average. Speedy and with a powerful, accurate throwing arm, he figures to play both against righthanders and lefties. Whether Rhodes or Irvin gets the' starting nod, the Giants will present a long ball threat in left field. Dusty, with a .344 average, has walloped 15 home runs and Irvin, although at .269, has 19. 1 Irvin|s performance in the 1951 series, the last one in which the Giants appeared, may prompt Durocher to go along with him. Monte collected 11 hits in that six-game '•et for a sparkling .458 effort. Toski Favorite At Washington • WASHINGTON Ufl — Bob Toski, the .little fellow with the big swing, opent t campaign today to build hii 1954 golf winnings up to the hefty figure of $73,000. •The slim pro from Livingstone, j DEFOLIATE Your Cotton Tbt btt !• Atrtel MMM. W. : AIM tarntah MMF OTTO SCRAPE Pk. S-I1M TCU Coach Groans As Sooner Date Nears By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The grim prospect of throwing a sophomore-heavy lineup against the nation's number one collegiate football team faces Texas Christian University this week, and Coach A HP IV/Tartin ca-uc Via ic ""P"/-»r\o-FTil fVi-rf'o -ill '> .>"k,~,,,j. 4.1,„ —.4. Abe Martin says he is come. TCU ranked 20th itself plays the Texas University of Oklahoma Saturday at Norman. Martin watched fourth - team scrubs use typical sooner plays a gainst the varsity with more sue Hopeful, that's all," about the out- cess than he'd have liked Wednesday's practice session a Fort Worth. The slick, powerful split T of 'ense kept the first three Frog teams in trouble consistently. Also around to darken Martins outlook were injuries to two backs Ronald Clinkscale and Ray Tayor, who were favoring game legs n practice. They're expected to be 'eady to go Saturday, however. In contrast to Martin's statement was that of University of ". J., is one of a field of 77 which tarts out after prize money total- ng $40,000 in the first "world se- ies of golf" at the Congressional Country Club. Toski has earned $65,000 in golf ournaments this year and is rated ne of the favorites for the $8,000 irst prize here. His 1954 earnings include $50,000 for winning the 'am O'SIianter "world" title in August. One of the newer stars on the olf circuit, Toski was an also-ran n last year's national celebrities ournament, won by Ted Kroll of ew Hartford, N. Y. Kroll is back to defend his title gainst such challengers as Toski, ack Burke, Jerry Barber, Lloyd [angrum, Gary Middlecoff, Doug ord and Julius Boros. The' 72- ole tournament winds up Sunday. coacii Ed Price, who praised the Longhorns for their condition and spirit and said, "I'm sure we'll give a good account of ourselves against Notre Dame." The fourth - ranked- Lo'hghorns play the second - place Irish Saturday at South Bend in the nation's game of the week. Texas A&M -gave its first two teams a left - handed holiday W dnesday when Coach Paul (Bear) Bryant sent the Aggie varsity off the field with the comment, "We tried to work on offense and boys interested. Bryant spent the rest of the day with the freshmen. Baylor finished up most of its rough work with a long defensive drill in preparation for Saturday's clash with Vanderbilt. Billy Hooper and Bobby Jones continued to alternate at quarterback for the Bears. Defense against what's expected to be an awesome Georgia Tech Dassing game occupied Southern VIethodist in its workout. Coach Woody Wdodard said the Mustangs were in the best shape of the season offensively as they readied for heir Oct. 2 opener with the ramb- ing wreck. Arkansas joined the list of teams oncentrating on defense in the »orker workout at F&yetteville. Joach Bowden Wyatt put the pres- urc on the Tailbacks in a drill that emphasized punt returns. The Razorbacks play Tulsa Saturday at Fayetteville. Papooses to Play Burdette Tonight Juniors Invade Pirates Deii Seeking Second Victory Blytheville's Papooses go after their second victory of the year tonight when they journey to Burdette to engage- Burdette's Junior Pirates. Game time is 8 o'clock. Doubt not that the tussle between the Paps and Burdette' will be a football game from start to finish. Nothing would" make Burdette's Coach Stockton, former member of the. Blytheville staff, happier than to see his boys "take" the Blytheville Paps. „ Coach Jim Fisher is equally anxious to show that his boys can overcome those of a coach who left the Blytheville ranks. Coach Fisher has broken all records of coaches by not bringing out the traditional "crying towel"— standard equipment for any coach the day before or the day of a game. He says his boys look good. He has only one injury that will keep a man out of the game—Kenneth Peters, defensive right end, has a sprained ankle sustained in practice. Lost Practice Game After showing well against Jackson, Tennessee, racking up- a 20 to 13 victory, the Paps had a rough defeat in the "unofficial" game with Poplar Bluff, Missouri, last week, tackling a team that heavily outweighed them. When the Paps go under the lights at Burdette tonight, there will be eleven men to watch. It seems from their experience so far they are just about as good on the ground as in the air. Charles Coalter can run as well as pass. Gillis can catch as well as run. Bratcher can pass and Moore can • drive. On defense, Coleman, Pulley, Willie Wilford and Ed Moore have shown their ability. Their superb blocking at Jackson enabled Coalter to make his 55 yard run for a counter. Worked on Fundamentals This week Coach Fisher has work- Big 7 Teams Face Toughies Pin* Bluff Plays Fort Smith, Tigers Travel to Louisiana By The Associated PT«M Big Seven football teams look to be in for a tough week end with two of them battling each other, three going out of Arkansas for games, and two tackling tough Class AA-teams. • • Pine Bluff's Zebras go. to Fort Smith for their first. Big Seven game of the campaign. The Grizzlies of Fort Smith opened their conference season last week, .-losing 13-6 in a drizzling rain to El Dorado. With Pine Bluff on the board in the Big Seven standings, snly Little Rock and North Little Rock are absent. They both play conference teams next week. : . Three Teams Travel The three teams leaving the state for games tomorrow night are Little Rock, Texarkftna and El Dorado. The Little Rock Tigers, who lost-.2-0 to Texarkana, Tex., 'last week, play Istrouma High. School at Baton Rouge, La. Texarkana goes to Longview, Tex., and El Dorado goes to Monroe, La., for a game with Ouachita Parish High School/ The Hot Springs Trojans, twice shellacked by 38-0 scores, entertain the Benton. Panthers at Hot Springs.. The: North .-Little Rock Wildcats, with a Subiaco. victory and a Blytheville loss on the books, visit the potent Camden Panthers. The Van 'Buren Pointers, -well- loaded with "a surprising crop, of sophomores, collide with the Rogers Mountaineers at Rogers in a District 1AA game. The Mountaineers won 10 straight-last season, taking the championship, and. although their backfield graduated, they have- won two games this year. Van Buren, on, the other hand, lost 10 straight games last year. But this season they've already whipped Fort Smith and Russellville. Subiaco Vs. Fayetteville The only other District 1AA SOPHOMORE HELP — One of the many Pap graduates who .are showing up well in the Chicks' camp this season is'Eugene Stephens. Stephens is a hard working blocking back who should see some reserve action this fall. (Courier News Photo) game .sends Subiaco's Trojans to Fayetteville for a game with the Bulldogs, who are highly rated behind Van Buren. *The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane goes to Clarksdale, Miss., for a game that will count on the Hurricane's District 2AA record. There are only four teams in District 2AA and the Arkansas Athletic Association has assigned Clarksdale to Jonesboro as a conference game. Russellville, loser to Van Buren last week,, takes on the Conway Wampus Cats at Russellville. The 'Cats were top favorites in District 3AA until their loss to defending champ Malvern last week. In District. 4AA competition, the Crossett Eagles • play Magnolia and Hope tangles with Smackover. The Eagles are playing their first season of Class AA football, and they have a 6-0 conference triumph over Arkadelphia behind them. Only Mantle, Berfa Safe, Stengel Warns NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra are safe^ -but the rest of the New York Yankees had better watch their step. Casey Stengel listed Mantle and Berra as his non-expendable men yesterday as 'he signed Ms fourth 2-year contract to manage the Yanks through 1956. That doesn't" "mean the rest of the club is on the block. Most of them, of course, still will be around when it comes time to re- for spring training at St. Petersburg. As Stengel put it,, "I would listen on any of-the others." Case*y talked for about an hour at a press conference following the signing, about his plans for strengthening the Yanks next year. He said he still was surprised that he "didn't make it six straight although he paid tribute to Cleveland because "they beat us in a good fair way." Ready to Talk "If anybody is interested in any New York Yankee ball players, and I should think they would be," said Stengel, "I suggest they get in touch with Mr. Weiss (General Manager George Weiss). He'll be glad to listen. I think the other clubs (except Cleveland) had better consider their own personnel. I should think they'd get down to business and. strengthen their'own club instead of worrying about what the Yankees are doing. The Yanks arc not finished. I have to find some way to.catch Cleveland and so do. six other clubs." Apparently Stengel hasn't appreciated some of the cutting remarks about the failure of tHe .Yanks to come up with enough'new players from their farm system.. "Farm System Not Dead" "The Yankee farm system "isn't dead," he said. "We came up with Bob Grim and Bill Skowron this year..and we may have two more next year. I would have to say they finally did catch up with us. After five years I find out that I forgot to win 140 games." How about next year? "I think we're £oing to win every year." Stengel signed for the same "exceptional money," to remain the highest paid manager in the majors. . No- figures were announced but he was reported to be working on a $75,000 basic salary with a bonus and profit sharing deal that would .bring the total to the $95,000 mark. • . Fate of AY In Hands of AL Owners Club's Sole Said Pending Meeting PHILADELPHIA (AP) *-,A meeting of American League owners during the world series to settle the fate of the bargain basement Philadelphia Athletics appeared bet ter than an even money bet today. Out of the maze of rumors surrounding the club there emerged these reasonably clear indications: 1. Boy Mack, operating head of the ball club, still hopes to raise Philadelphia capital and keep the A's in the city of brotherly love- but is fast losing hope he can do just that. - - : 2. His brother, Earle, and their father, venerable Connie Mack, Sr., are as ready as ever to sell the team and get out of baseball. 3. Arnold Johnson, Chicago real estate;'man; is willing to put cash on the line for the club provided the franchise can be moved to Kansas City. ; :• Some Opposition 4,'Some opposition may be ex* pressed to shift of' the A's franchise—but the anti-move forces could be persuaded to go along with the wishes of the Macks themselves. ' No- one in a position to say would verify rumors that an American League owners meeting had been scheduled sometime during the upcoming world series. The report had it that the meeting would be held in New York. ;." . Such a get-together of the owners, would be the next the sale of the Athletics. At least six clubs would have to approve both the sale and .any shift to another city. • .. . • ; . • •..."; Roy and Earle Mack. conferred yesterday for • three 'aours but declined to issue any 'statements when the meeting broke up. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Tough for Canadians DETROIT UP> — 'Canadian golfers, always welcome visitors the TJ. S. Amateur Golf title tournaments, have had tough going. The only Canadian to win the U. S. Amateur golf title is C. Ross Somerville, who edged out Johnny Goodman, 2-1, at, the Baltimore Country Club in 1932. George S. Lyon, Canadian champion, was j going great in the final in 1906 at the Englewood, N. J., Golf Club. But he lost to Eben Byers of Pittsburgh. FOR SALE ZVz ton Dodge truck with good 10/20 tires all around. 22 fool single axle Carter trailer with 5-foot steel sides and straight air brakes. This truck ready to so. Special both truck and trailer S1650. SEE ELMER STONE 416 E. 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