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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1954 BLYTHEVILLI! (ARK.) COOTIER NEWS PAGE KINK College Football Season Hits Full Stride This Weekend Writers Pick Texas, Sooner* West Virginia Also Unanimous Choice To Win Conference NEW YORK (A — If West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas don't win their conference champion' ship's this year, there'll be some very red faces among the football experts. In addition to rating the first ten nationally in the" Associated Press pre-season poll, the nation's sports writers and broadcasters were asked this year to rank the major conference teams in their regions. Those three were virtually unanimous choices. All First Place Votes West Virginia corraled the- first Conference wrtiers .who cast ballots. Oklahoma drew 24 out of 25 "first place votes in the Big Seven area and Texas 15 out of 16 in the Southwest Conference. One other unanimous selection was Texas Tech .in the Border Conference, but only four ballots were received from that sprawling league. Rebs in SEC The writers foresaw close races in all the other major conferences. The winners in balloting, figured on the 10-9-8 etc. point basis were: Southeastern, Mississippi. Atlantic Coast: Maryland. Big Ten: Michigan State. Missouri Valley: Oklahoma A&M. Skyline: Wyoming. Pacific Coast: UCLA. Cornell and Yale tied in points on four ballots from Ivy League territory, but Cornell drew two first place votes and Yale and Harvard one each. The line dissenters — or upset pickers, — in the Big Seven and Southwest named Missouri and Baylor as their No. 1 teams, but they listed Oklahoma and Texas second. On the point scoring, Rice, with ten second-place votes, topped Baylor on the Southwest list. Mis souri was the overwhelming choice as Big Seven runner-up with Colorado edging Kansas State for third. Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Five Tied For Lead in Golf 'Series' WASHINGTON (£>) — Five men shared the lead with 67s in the $40,000 "world series of golf" today, but fair h-ired boy in the'yes of •the galleries was the fellow a stroke off the pace. That was Prank Stranahan, the former amateur playing his first' tournament as a pro. Par busters went wild, yesterday with 21 players shattering regulation figures. In first place as the troupe-moved ^nto the second round were Dick M:.yer of St. Petersburg, Fla. Marty Furgol of Lemont, 111., Bud Holscher of Santa Monica, Calif.; Milon Marusic of Herkimer, N. Y., and a hometown amateur, Ralph Bogart. Stranahan was all alone at 68 but seven players, including most of the hot tourney favorites, were bunched at 69. Eight were at 70 and seven at even par 71, including Ted Kroll of New Hartford, N. Y., the defending champ. Stranahan can not collect the $8,000 top prize. Under pro golf rules. he must participate for six months as a pro before becoming eligible for prize money. Pitt vs. Southern Cal Tonight; Iowa-Michigan State on TV By WILL GREtfSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Southern California and Pittsburgh, two teams trying to relive past glories, tangle in Los Angeles tonight in an intersection^ game which whets the appetite for the first full-scale weekend of the college football season. : — ' • ' •+ Every section of the country swings into the "Hip-Hip-Hooray" spirit with the crescendo apparently to be reached at South Bend, Ind., tomorrow where Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, picked as the nation's best, make their debut against power-loaded Texas. This battle, a headline/ under any circumstances, packs particular interest because it introduces Notre Dame's new "Wonder Boy," 26-year-old Terry Brennan, as successor to Prank Leahy. Trojan* Fondred In tonight's Coast conflict, Southern Cal's Trojans rate a 10-point edge over Red Dawson's Pitt Panthers, who are 1 known to be big and tough but of questionable striking strength. Other games - tonight have Arizona State at Tempe playing Brigham .Young on the latter's field, Denver "at Drake, Miami (Fla.) at Furman and Hampden-Sydney at Richmond. The visiting team is favored in each of these cases except the last, where the odds are on Richmond. The NCAA's nationally-televised attraction of the week sends Michigan State's Rose Bowl champions against Iowa at Iowa City Saturday. This game hits .the TV screens at 3:25 p.m. EST. It's a virtual tossup. UCLA Favored In the principal intersectional conflicts, UCLA,is a 20-point choice over Kansas at Lawrence; Illinois, the Big Ten favorite, is 10 /points over Perm State at Champaign; Michigan is" 14 over Washington at Seattle and Duke rates a touch* down over Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Army opens its campaign at West Point, a one-sided favorite over South Carolina, and Navy is picked to roll over William & Mary at "Annapolis. Doubleheader at Memphit Memphis is scene _ of a double- leader sending Tennessee against Mississippi State in the afternoon and Kentucky against Mississippi at night. Alabama attempts to bound back against Louisiana State at Baton Rouge. Georgia Tech, is host to Florida and Georgia to Clemson. In the Midwest, Ohio State is favored over Indiana, Northwestern over Iowa "State, Minnesota over Nebraska, Purdue "over Missouri and Oklahoma over Texas Christian. Arkansas is the pick over Tulsa and Oklahoma A&M over Texas A&M in the Southwest. Other Far West games are: Oregon vs. Stanford; Washington State vs. College of the Pacific; Oregon State-Idaho, California-San Jose State, Utah-Arizona. New York Brooklyn . x—Milwaukee x—Cincinnati . Philadelphia .. St. Louis 71 Chicago 62 Pittsburgh .... 53 X—Does not include protested game Of Sept. 22 Friday's Schedule Cincinnati at Milwaukee (completion of protested game of Sept. 22) St. Louis at Milwaukee New York at Philadelphia (2) (N.) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. „ Thursday's Results Philadelphia 7-4, Pittsburgh 6-2 Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland .... 110 41 GB .728 New York 102, Chicago 93 Boston 67 Detroit 66 Baltimore ..... Philadelphia ... Friday's Schedule Detroit at Cleveland. Philadelphia at New York. Washington at Boston (2) Chicago at Baltimore (N) Thursday's Results No games scheduled MINOR LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Dixie Series Best-oM Atlanta (SA) 7, Houston (TL) 4 (Houston leads 2-1) American Association Beit-of-7 .. Louisville 2, Indianapolis 0 '(11 innings — Series tied 1-1) $*«£^**»$C'-;4«5p 'K3Sf?s;f <2fr BANDSTAND TO AID BAND — This new concession stand at Haley Field will be "christened" tonight by the Blytheville Band Mothers Club when the Chicks take-on Frayser, Term., in their home opener. The new stand was built by three Blytheville bottling firms for the Band Mothers. The concession stand, located at the south end to the stadium, will be known as the "Band Stand." (Courier News Photo) Series War of Nerves' Is On Simmer Down, Boys Or Sit with Girls BERKELEY, Calif, (ff)—California's huge men's rooting section got the word today—behave or else— at football games. , Richard Marston, student body president, said there have been complaints of obscene yells and throwing of rolls of paper. Warned Marston: if the men get out of line ,the section will be consolidated with the, women rooters. This is punishment? 13-5, .722; Maglie, New York and Lawrence, St. Louis, 14-6, .700 Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 179; Roberts, Philadelphia, 178- Erskine, Brooklyn, 161; Antonelli', New York, 147; Spahn, Milwaukee, 133. Football Scores Blytheville County Juniors 35, Burdette 14 Lepanto 35, Luxora 0 College Delta Miss 35, Mill&aps 6 Southwestern Okla 21, East Central Okla 0 Mexico City'Poly tech 46, San Bernardino Valley 14 Major League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (400 at bats)— Avila, Cle veland. .337; Minoso, Chicago .325; Noren, New York, .321; Fox Chicago, .318; Goodman, Boston .312; (Williams, Boston, .336—372 at- bats). Runs batted in — Doby, Cleveland and Berra, New York, 124; Jensen, Boston, 115; Minoso, Chicago, 113; Mantle, New York, 102. Home runs. — Doby, Cleveland, 32; Williams, Boston, 28; Mantle, New York, 27; Jensen, Boston, 25; Rosen, Cleveland and Sievers, - Washington, 24. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston, 21; Rivera, Chicago, 18; Minoso, Chicago and Jacobs, Philadelphia, 17; Fox, Chicago, 16. Pitching (12 decisions)— Consuegra, Chicago, 16-3, .842 ;Feller, Cleveland, 13-3, .813; Lemon, Cleveland, 23-6, .793; Grim, New York, 20-6, .769; Lopat and Reynods, New York, 12-4, .750. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 181; Wynn, Cleveland, 153; Trucks Chicago, 148; Pierce, Chicago, 139; Harshman, Chicago, 134. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (430 at bats)— Mays. New York, .346; Snider, Brooklyn, .340; Mueller, New York, .338; Musial, St. Louis, .333; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, .326. Runr batted in — Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 139; Musial, St. Louis, 126; Hodges and Snider, Brooklyn, 125; Ennis, Philadelphia, 117. Home mns — Kluszewski, Cincinnati. 9: Mays, New York. '41; Hodges, Brooklyn &nfl Sauer, Chicago, 40; Mathews, Milwaukee, 39. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 34; Fondy, Chicago, 20; Temple, Cincinnati, 19; Moon, St. Louis 18; Mathews, Milwaukee, 10. Pitching (12 decisions)— Antonelli. New York, 21-7, .750; Nux- hall. Cincinnati and Wilhelm, New York, 12-4, .7*0; Loeft, Brooklyn. to see a apecial display of fine fabrics from the world's great mills* TO BE PRESENTED MEM MONDAY, SEPT. 27 THE FASHION AUTHORITY FROM Get Professional Advict on Your Clothes — Without Obligation R.D. Hughes Co. When the Men Whe K nowi—Suyi His Clethet By JOE RE1CHLER CLEVELAND <£)—The World Sc- ries "War of Nerves" already has jegun between Al Lopez and Leo Durocher, the rival managers, as he Indians and the Giants gear themselves for the big fall classic opening in. New York next Wednesday. Neither manager-would say today who will be his opening-day pitcher. The guessing- is that Sal Maglie (14-6) will .open for New York and Bob Lemon (23-6) for Cleveland, but nobody knows for sure. . Wynn Works Today Some observers seemed to think Early Wyt\n (22-11) would get the Indians' starting assignment over Lemon because Lopez designated Early to pitch today's game against Detroit and work Lemon tomorrow .The Indians' pilot denied such intention. "No," he said, "Wynn isn't a certainty to open the series because he's to pitch today. It definitely will be either Lemon or Wynn, but I'm going to wait for ;Durocher to make his move first. He's' the home manager and must speak first." Durocher Undecided Word came from New York that Durocher won't decide between Maglie and Johnny Antonelli, (21-7) the-young southpaw ace, until the Giants work out Tuesday. "If Maglie starts for them." Lo^ pez said, 'Til probably pitch Lemon because he's a.lefthanded hitter. I'd like to get as much left- handed strength as I can against their righthanders. If Antonelli opens, I'll go with Wynn, who bats from either side." Anyhow, re wm DC bernon and Wynn, or Wynn and Lemon with big Mike Garcia (19-8) pitching the third game. Canadian Beats Chadwick's Mark SAN PEDRO, Calif., July 24 Tom Park, who comes from a Canadian family of champion swimmers, has broken/ the official record for the Catalina Channel swim and deposed titleholder Florence Chadwick. . ; , ; ; . Park .31, avoided any advance publicity or announcement. He did it in 13 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds. An official IT timer was Dressen Rumored As Nats' Next Bucky Harris Reported on Way Up or Out; Action Due Monday By BEN' PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer With the coming of autumn it appears to "be open season on managers in the major leagues. Two changes already have been made at Baltimore and Chicago. Another one, at Washington, appears to ba in the works for Monday. There are strong indications that the Senators ar£ going to either release Bucky Harris or kick him upstairs to the general manager's job and replace him with Charlie Dressen. A press conference has been called for today with Harris listed as among the absent. Owner Clark Griffith so far has parried direct questions on Harris' status by saying he will wait till the season ends Sunday. . . If Dressen, who led Brooklyn to two pennants in three seasons then quit last year in a, battle over a long term contract, doesn't catch on at Washington the next best bet appears to be the Philadelphia Phillies. •'•••-•' Phils Win Pair The Phils switched from Steve O'Neill to Terry Moore in mid- season after months, of rumors and Moore has only a,, verbal understanding concerning next year. If the Phils edge out Cincinnati for fourth place he may keep his job. His ball club made a move in that direction yesterday in the only playing action, winning a pair from Pittsburgh 7-6 and 4-2. The first ^e marked the completion of a contest started Aug. 15 and halted after eight' innings because of the Sunday Pennsylvania curfew with the scored tied at:6-6. Robin Roberts finished &• an*- aboard the boat that" accompanied aim. 'The distance is figured at 21 miles. . . . : . Park broke Miss Chadwick's official AAU record, set Sept. 21, 1952, by 22 minutes. BULLETIN WASHINGTON 35 — Bucky Harris quit today as manager of the Washington Senators. The club said a successor probably will be chosen by next Monday. There was no definite word on a successor, but Griffith mentioned the jiames of two men'he plans to contact in New York on Monday. They are Chuck Dressen, former manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers, and Phil Kizziato, shortstop for the New York Yankees. pended game for his 23rd triumph, and his second in two days when. Richie Ashbum-singled and moved around to score the winning run in the last of the -ninth. 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