The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 24, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1954 Chicks Play Frayser At Haley Field Tonight As ASC Starters Johnson, Mayo to See Line Duty in Opener; Hill to Play Fullback X)NESBORO—Two former Blytheville High SchooL football players and one from Osceola are slated for starting action tomorrow night when Arkansas State College opens its 1954 football season against Lewi* College of Lockport BL; here. - ASC Coach. Glen Harmeson has indicated that J- L. Johnson, who played with the Chicks in 1945 and 1846 and Billy Mayo, who was starting guard* for the Chicks two years ago, would be given starting line assignments and Harvey Lee Hill, Osceola speedster would be given the starting nod at fullback. Harmeson, .in his first year at A-State, has only 11 lettermen and three starters back from last season's -undefeated team. But several returning squadment and a fine bunch of freshman candidates are oc hand to help him rebuild. The Flyers, already a 12-0 victor over Iowa. Wesley an, will be no push-over this year. Their' sophomore team of 1953—which won 5, lost 2 and tied 1—will be back again ,this time with more valuable experience. Spann at Quarter The Indian squad will be led by 'Tribe Slight Favorite In First Home Game Blytheville Chickasaws bring their 1954 talent show to the home folks tonight when they take on the Golden Rams of Frayser, Tenn., in their first outing on their home field. ' • The Haley Field opener is scheduled for 8 p.m. Victorious in their first two approximately the same starting^' imps nf the season the Chink linpnn f.hpv rii/-?- in their fi-rc-f tnr<->! of Little Rock, who was chosen the most valuable player in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla., in January. Also returning will be Spann's understudy at quarterback, Larry Wilson, Halfback Paul Stovall, and Fullback Hill Billy Templeton, a transfer, is expected to take care of the right halfback duties. The Arkansas State line, weakened by graduation, will be led by veterans Joe Armenio, Dan Spen- sieri, Jim Turley, Tom Kent, Mayo, Tom Blagg and Paul-White. Expected to give these letter-winners a run for their positions are tackles Leon Grassmeyer and Bob Stupek and- guards Ray Robak and Charles, Lutes. ; Golden Gloves Planned for Caruthersville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — Plans are In the making by the Caruthersviile Junior Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Golden Gloves boxing matches here. The local Jaycees will begin the contests early in November. Bill Shelby has been appointed chairman of the project. Two Sikeston Jaycees, Shad Old, State Jaycee Vice-President, and John Marshall, attended Tuesday night's meeting of the local group at the club house here. Mr. Marshall spoke briefly about the Golden Gloves. He began and is in charge of Sikeston's Golden Gloves program. The SiJteston Junior Chamber will assist its counterpart here in the project. It is hoped that a tournament between Sikeston's and Caruthersville's Golden Glovers can be held in December. games of the season, the Chick will be slight favorites to hang u win No. 3 but everything point to a busy evening for Coach Rus Mosley's tribe. Frayser's Rams have played bu one game so far this season bu they were very impressive in win ning it. They hung a 26-0 loss o the nose of Bruce, Miss., last wee and are reported a much improve ball club from last year's team which lost to the Chicks.. The Chicks are in near top phy; leal shape for their home opener Several starters are nursing mino ailments but are expected to b able to go at full blast when th opening kickoff rolls around. Worked On Offense The Tribe spent the entire week in sharpening up . their offensiv attack which was none too impres sive in their first games in spite of lopsided victories. The Golden Rams will field a wall-balanced team that features both size and speed. It is practical ly the same, team that saw action against the Chicks last year. Coach Mosley's squad will haw to take the field fairly ignorant as to what to expect in the way o offensive power-from the Rams as they are unscouted. The Chicks were busy with North Little Rock iheir only game. However, they are' taking noth ing. for granted. Coach Mosley and lis assistant, Bill Stancil, lectured ;heir players all week on over con :idence, reminding them that-the Sams were unscouted but repbrtec to have a top notch ball club. T vs. 5-4 This will be another test for the Chicks' against vaunted 5-4 defense the T formation. According to reports coming out of Memphis, Frayser utilizes the T which s built around a trio of hard running backs William Stacy, a 184- pound halfback; Elmer Wilson, pint-sized JL5Q-pound speedster and rlenn Bfiggs, 160-pound fullback. Assisting this trio will be Bob 'ickle, a -155-pounder who handles the man-under chores. In the forward wall, the Rams weight is fairly well balanced wtih tackles Billy Bell at 183 and Jimmy Criswell at 184, swinging the big weight. The Chicks are expected to use Miss Dodd Leads In Ardmore Open ARDMORE, Okla. (I?) — Betty Dodd had a two-stroke lead today as she teed off in the second round of the women's Ardmore Open. The shotmaker from San Antonio, Texas ,picked up $495 of the 81,870 in opening day prize money with a one-under-par 73. She fired an eagle and three birdies on the back nine, putting together rounds of 39-34 on the par 36-38—74 layout. Jones, Giardello On TV Tonight PHILADELPHIA UP) — Ralpn (Tiger) Jones, New York middleweight who has little to lose and everything to gain, will try to knock Joey Giardello out of a title shot here tonight in a 10 round nationally televised NBC bout at the arena. Berg, from St. Andrews, ., remained in a challenging position with a 75, along with former National Open champion Jackie Pung of Honolulu and Carol Bowman of Ikiah. Calif. Bake Zahaiias blew to a 44 on the back nine and finished with 82. Marilyn Smith of Wichita, Kan., came within an inch of getting the SI. 000 hole-in-one jackpot. Het tee shot missed by an inch on the fourth hole. lineup they did- in their first two} outings. Offensively they'll- have Drarie Adams and Chuck Langston -at the ends, John Fong and Alien Shaiiks at the tackles, Jodie Hall and -Jerry Nail at the guards and ..Danny Cobb at center. _ " j;; , In the backfield it will be : Bobby Jones at blocking back, Freddie Akers at left half, Danny Edgmon at right half and either Kenneth Fisher or Charles Abbott at fullback. ' „ Ozarks, Southern To Open Alt Play Two Non-Conference Contests Are on Tap for Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Colleges of the Ozarks Mountaineers go to Magnolia tomorrow night to meet Southern State College in the first Arkansas Inter-collegiate Conference football game of the 1954 season. Southern State's Muleriaers- have one victory behind them, a • 24-7 triumph victory over East Central Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers will be opening their seas6n. Two AIC teams engage "in non- conference scraps tonight. The Arkansas A&M Boll Weevils, defending champs, take on Little' Rock Junior College at Little Rock and Arkansas Tech-meets the Memphis Naval Station team at Russellville. New Coaches Both A&M and Tech are starting the season under new coaches. Convoy Leslie is the new head man at A&M, and his Weevils appear to be n for a hard time with the heavy LRJC Trojans. Tech, operating for the first time under Sam Hindsman, is expected master the Naval team. Arkansas State Teachers College, vhich lost its opener last week, will eave home to play Central Missouri itate tomorrow night. Other games tomorrow night include Austin Peay against Henderon State Teachers at Arkadelphia and Ouachita College against South ast Oklahoma in Oklahoma. Paps Top Burdette 35-14 On Fine Runs, Line P/ay By CHARLES PENN JE. "* 1 Courier News Special Writer BURDETTE — Sparked by fine running of quarterback Charles Coalter and halfback Ed Moore and some rock-like lineplay, Blytheville's Papooses coasted to their second wrn of the season last night downing Burdette's junior Pirates by a 35-14 count. It was the Paps' game all the way, but a much more interesting game than the final score indicates. .The juniors were playing football every minute. It was a clean game — not a roughness penalty nor an injury during all four quarters of hard battling. The penalties were few .and all from over-anxiousness, either off-sides or backfield-in-motion. Blytheville chose to kick to Bur dette to start the ball rolling. Un able to make the ten, Burdetti had to kick on the fourth down and Billy Ross took the pigskin on his 45 and brought it back to th Burdette 32. Good blocking by the Paps enabled Moore to gain a firs down. From the fifteen, Charles Paps' first score. Coalter then Soph Hogs Set for Tulsa FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' sophomore studded Razorbacks open the 1954 football season here to morrow afternoon against .a familiar foe, the University of Tulsa. Three sophomores will" man key positions for the Porkers, who will attempt to repeat last year's-- 27-7 victory over the Golden ane. For the first time Hurri- in the SOPHOMORE SENTINEL — One of the mainstays in the Chicks' forward wall tonight will be Jodie Hall, the Tribe's stockily-built left guard, who has seen starting action in Blytheville's first two games. Hall is a sophomore. (Courier News Photo) World Series Comparison— Cleveland Holds Edge In Pitching Strength By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland will have 10 pitchers and the New York Giants 12 available for the 1954 World Series, but strength in number will mean little when the pennant-winners meet head-on next Wednesday. For, pitchers with the ability and , the Majors' best earned run aver- experience of Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, Mike Garcia, Bob Feller and Art Houteman plus a vastly improved bullpen gave Manager Al Lopez the finest, mound staff in many American League seasons. Caruthersville Juniors Suffer Loss to Kennett KENNETT, Mo. — The Caruth- rsville Junior High football team pened its 1954 season here Wednesday night as it met defeat y Kennett's juniors. The final core was 20-6. Kennett scored a touchdown and xtra point in the opening min- tes of the game and followed up with another TD in the first quarter. Another touchdown and extra set and a place in the 160-pound title picture, Giardello has a few notions of his own. The Philadelphia middleweight is virtually assured of the next crack at champion Carl Bobo Olson. A defeat by unranked Jones would probably While Jones is envisioning an up- j kayo Joey's title shot. point were Kennett's in the second quarter to complete the scoring in the first half. After Caruthersville's bad start they came back to score a touchdown and extra point in the third quarter to conclude the scoring. Here is the remainder of Caruthersville Junior High's schedule: . Sept. 27 — at Portageville edge over Nexv York in complete games, earned run averages and just about every comparable basis except shutouts, where the Giants have 16 to the Indians' 12. Collectively, Lemon, Wynn and Garcia have racked up 64 of their club's 110 victories. Lemon has a 23-6 record, Wynn 22-11 and Garcia 19-8. Feller chipped in with 13 triumphs and Houteman, shaking off a "hard luck" tag of long standing, won 15 games. The Cleveland pitchers have gone the distance 75 times to New York's 44' Antonelli Won 21 The Giants have several topflight pitchers of their own. Johnny Antonelli, with 21 victories and age, 2.31, was one of the year's standouts. Ruben Gomez won 17 games and sage old Sal Maglie 14, several of them in key games. There's no belittling New York's relief pitchers, either. Knuckleball i Hoyt Wilhelm has won 12 games and Marv Grissom 10. Lefthanders Don Liddle and Windy McCall also have shown flashes of brilliance. Gopher Ball Important With several long' ball hitters on both sides, the gopher ball conceivably will play .an important part in the outcome of the .best-of-seven set. In this respect, Cleveland also has the advantage. Garcia has been tagged for only four homers all season. Lemon has given up 10 and Wynn 21. For Hew York, Antonelli and Maglie have permitted 21 apiece and Gomez 20. Certainly, sentiment will be riding with Feller, who at 35. will be seeking his first World Series victory. Bob had two chances in 194 but lost both, 'one by a 1-0 count. ancient series, which includes 31 Drevious contests, Arkansas and TuLsa are playing successive games. The two teams closed out the 1953 season. Arkansas is favored to win tomorrow, but Tulsa is expected to give a better account of itself,than it did last year. The contest will provide Razorback fans with a preview of how Arkansas is going to perform without the services of its two outstanding offensive stars of 1953, tailback Lamar McHan and end Floyd Sagely. Walker at Tailback Sophomore George Walker will start at tailback, and squadman Jerry McFadden, who saw little action last year, takes over for the departed Sagely. Two other sophomores, end Ted Souter and center Jerry Ford, also will be in the starting Razorback lineup. Th lack if talented ends and insufficient experience at tailback and center have been the biggest sources of worry for Arkansas Coach Bowden Wyatt this season. With two All-Southwest Conference performers at tailback and weakside end last season, Arkansas managed to win only three games while dropping seven." Wyatt fears that weaknesses at these two jobs this season may more than offset the team's improvement at the other positions, "Improved Club" The Arkansas coach, who's starting his second year here, isn't favorably impressed by the fact that Tulsa lost 21-14 to Hardin-Simmons last week. "Tulsa. looks like an improved ball club to me—especially in line depth," said Wyatt. "They just made many of the usual first-game mistakes you often find—fumbles and crippling penalties. "We're going to have all we can handle for this first game." running game this season. In the line, lettermen Wayland Roberts and Bud Brooks will be at guard; and letter winners Eddie Bradford and Jim. Roth will start at tackle, veterans are expected to provide the Razorbacks with an improved A CLEAN-UP HIT —Joan Brownell, 18, swabbing the Three lettermen," fullback Henry j deck, was chosen as queen of _ _ . j.'L —. T**-.**«I*4 1 rt.'r%4-'^ iMiT-* Wart-nTT-ra IT* Moore, wingbacfc' Joe Thomason I the president's Cup Regatta in Washington. She is the daughter of Attorney General and Mrs. Herbert BrowneU. (NEA) and blocking bade Preston arpen- ter, will start with Walker in the Arkansas backfield. This trio of converted on a quarter-back sneak and the score was 7-0 with the first quarter only a few minutes gone. „ Held For Downs On the following kick-off Jerry Tomlin took the ball on the 30 and advanced it to the 38, Coalter-making the tackle. Then Jerry Petty tried for Burdette's first down, but the' Junior Pirates were held for downs and had to kick out. Coalter's and Moore's carrying brought the ball up to the Burdette 17 as the quarter ended. The first play of the second quarter put the ball on Burdete's 14. With excellent interference Moore carried to set up the T. D. that carried over on the next play. The try for the extra point was good and the Paps led 14 to zero. On a short kick Pankey covered on the Burdette 40. After a struggle for no gains a quick-kick "-was taken by Ed Moore on the 25 and advanced to the 35. A Blytheville fumble gave Burdette the ball on the 40. After trying passes and suffering penalties the ball went to the Paps on "their 37. Charles .Coalter came up with a 36 yard pass to Moore, who went into pay dirt and Coalter converted to end .the half 21 to 0. The second half began with touchdowns from kick-offs. Burdette kicked and Moore scooped up the ball on the ten. On a reverse he handed it off to Coalter, who went the distance of the field with as perfect blocking as 'any college or pro team could brag about. The extra point was good. Coach Fisher sent in -his second string. Burdette's Robinson took the kick-off on his 30, and went all the way to make the Junior Pirates' first T, D., and the extra point was good. • Struggle Rest of Way From then on it was a struggle. It seemed both teams had given up on air attack, but the Burdette boys were so out-weighed they made a few tries, as did the second string Paps. No more scores in the third quarter, but-a lot of good football. .,-..The last quarter was highlighted by fumbles — mostly the Paps' who began them. Burdette's Petty passed to Tomlin for a first down and Petty ran it over for a scorer, •ollowing good interference, after the fumble business seemed in land. Burdette's conversion set the score at 28-14. After Coach- Fisher put back his irst string the Paps started again :or scores. Pulley drove through ;he middle of the line for a first down, and followed it up with a 25 yard gain to the Burdette 20. The 'oaltef-Moore team went to work with a pass for the final score of he game, converted, and the of- icials' final whistle gave the score Blytheville Paps. 35 — Burdette unior Pirates 14. Starting lineups: Blytheville Wilford Taylor Nelson Sadlin McGuire Coleman . Gillis Coalter Moore Ross Pulley Pos. LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB HB HB FB Burdette Stanfield Pankey Talley ' Payne Robison CroSskno Houston Frank Petty Tomlin Crump I NEWS IN SHOES Oct. 4 — Hayti 11 — at Maiden 18 — Maiden 25 — Kennett Sports Roundup— Let's Look at Indians By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK UP> — If the Cleveland Indians have been made 17-10 favorites over the New York Giants because they have three pitchers named Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia—and that's looking at one of the greatest overlays in history, pals, and we can't urge you too strongly to rush out and grab a little of that short end. We will also say that if the men in Las Vegas arrived at thise figures by simply adding up the 64 victories credited to the "Big Three" as of this writing, and assumed that this offered a true reflection of their ability to pitch against good baseball clubs, then they owe it to themselves to take another hurried look. They are in for a jolt. Want to know what the titanic trio did against the Yankees and the Chicago White-Sox, their only American League rivals which might faintly be compared to the team they will face in the World Series? We'll tell you. They won 11 decisions and they lost 13. Had It not been for the Indians' second-, line pitching, they would not have b**a able to finish even with the Yanks and Sox over the season. Only One Broke Even Only one of the three, Lemon, did better than break even against the two other contenders, and then only by 5-4. One of his wins over the Yanks was in relief. One game he failed to last against the ex- champions was lost. After the White Sox beat him for the second time on July 11, Manager Al Lopez never again permitted them to swing at his ace. Wynn, the 23-game winner, was able to break even, 6-6, against the varsity, scoring four decisions over the Yankees. He lost three to the Yanks and was relieved twice in games the Bombers went on to win from the Cleveland bullpen. The White Sox clipped him three out of five, with a lefthander, Jack Harshman, supplying the winning opposition twice. Mike Garcia, the 19-gamer, has had an awful summer wrestling with the big two. He never did succeed in beating either of them. The Yankees whiped him three times and got him out of there .in his other start against them. He started twice only against the White Sox, and on each occasion was re- lieved by another Indian who absorbed the loss. Mike doesn't sound like a pitcher who is going to throttle Willie Mays and Don Mueller, does he? Al'Was Thinking: In view of this signal failure of his top men to cut the mustard against the Yanks and Sox, it can only be concluded that Manager Al fcopez did an exceptionally fine job of spotting them against the league's patsies. The.fact that'he concluded as early as mid-July that it was silly to let Lemon wear himself out trying to beat the Chi- cagos when there 1 were five other clubs he could overwhelm shows that A3 was in there thinking. Lemon's record against the "Little Five" was a cool 18-2. Against Philadelphia, Detroit and Baltimore it was, respectively, 4-0, 4-0 and 3-0. Garcia also had muscles against the five-club second division. The Bear manhandled 'em to the tune of .19-5, including Boston 4-0, Washington 3-0 and Baltimore 5-1. Wynn was slightly more gentle on the sad sacks, letting them off at 16-5, but sufficient to assure himself another 20-victory season. ' ORIGINAL 184O CABIN BOTTLE You need black shoes to wear with the new charcoal or blue slacks and suits. 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