The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 18, 1955
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BLTM«VB<L8 (ABIC.)' COURIER NBW8 PAGE ELEVB5 Only Top Three Unchanged In AP Grid Poll By HUGH FULLERTON, JE. The Associated Press When four football teams which had been listed in the nation's top 10 get licked on one weekend and several of the others win without looking particularly good, there's some understandable confusion among the men who pick them. The sports writers and broadcasters who rate the teams weekly in the Associated Press poll responded to this situation today by putting Michigan, Maryland.and Oklahoma in the top tftree positions for the third straight week—with Oklahoma creeping up on a Maryland team that once was rated first. Four Fall The four iosers. Notre Dame, Raschi Released; Baseball Career Apparently Over KANSAS CIT YWI —'Vic Raschi, once one of the New York Yankee top pitchers, apparently is at the end of his major league playing career. The veteran righthander was given his unconditional release yesterday by the Kansas City Athletics. He won four games and lost six for the A's in the past base- baH season, completing only one game. Kaschi, who will be 37 next March, spent seven years with the Yankees and was a 20-game winner three seasons. He appeared in 11 World Series games. The Yankees sold hlrri to the St. Louis Cardinals alter the 1953 season for a reported 585,000 and he won eight and lost nine wth them. The Cards released him last spring and the Athletics picked him up. Ray Kennedy, the A's player personnel manager, said Raschi was let out "to make room on our staff for younger men." - "Raschi was a fine example to our young pitchers last season," Kennedy added. "He Is not only a skillful pitcher but a great competitor and I know they bene- fitted from watching him." The hurler started his professional career in-4941 with Amsterdam, N. Y., of the Canadian-American League. Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and Texas Christian, dropped out of the first 10 ratings with the impressive winners of the topsy-turvy weekend moving up to take their places. Michigan, in spite of a rather rocky game gainst Northwestern remained almost stationary in first place with first-place votes of 76 of the 183 participants in this week's pojl. Michigan's point total was 1,608. Last week it was 80 firsts and 1.662 points. Points are scored in the basis of 10 for each (irst-place vote, 9 for second, etc. Maryland's support for the No. 1 position weakened as Jim Tatum's Terrapins had to stage a strong finish to beat North Carolina 25-7. But there were enough ballots for second and third to keep the Terps in the runner-up spot with 1.487 points to Oklahoma's 1,434. Maryland got only 33 firsts as compared to 45 a week ago while the Sooners drew 29. Navy Move« Up Navy, which flashed to an exciting aerial victory over Penn State, losing its unscored-on status but winning its fourth straight game, moved up .from eighth place to fourth and Duke, a 20-14 winner over Ohio State, vaulted from llth to fifth. Then came Notre Dame's conqueror, Michigan State, followed by UCLA, West Virginia, Auburn and Southern California. The leaders with first-place votes in parentheses: 1. Michigan 76 1,603 2. Maryland 33 1,487 3. Oklahoma 29 1,434 4. Navy 7 997 5. Duke 15 901 6. Michigan State 4 801 7. UCLA 3 715 West Va. 9 583 9. Auburn 5 426 10. Southern Cal 1 253 The Second 10: 11. NotreDame 242 12. Texas A&M 137 13. Georgia Tech 83 14. Colorado 74 15. Wisconsin 72 16. Baylor 53 17. Boston College 1 39 18. TCU 30 19. Yale 26 20. Holy Cross 19 Carter to Use 'Corrective' Style in Bout By HAROLD HARRISON CINCINNATI (AP) — Jimmy Carter says he's going to fight a "corrective fight" tomorrow night against Wallace (Bud) Smith when he tries to win the world's lightweight boxing championship for a fourth time. A look at the record \vo\ilrl indicate, however, that the New York Negro has been fighting "corrective fights" each time he has gon3 into a rematch later losing the crown. Three times he has lost the title and twice he has regained it. He'll try. to win it back for a third time in tomorrow night's 15-rounder in the Cinciimati Garden. Smith won the championship from Carter in a sparsely attended bout in Boston last June 29. "Naturally, I'm not going to tell you all of the things I noticed from looking at the movies of our last fight." Carter said yesterday. "I made mistakes—and my plan is to correct them. And I will, too." Knows He Can Win Smith said, however, "I know I can heat Carter. I did it in Boston and there's no reason why I can't repeat. I con punch harder and that's why I think I'll win." In spite of the fact this is Smith's home town, Carter seemed to be a slight betting favorite—for what betting there was. If Carter wins, Smith will join Paddy DeMarco as a fellow who never made a dime from extra-curricular fights as a result of being champion. DeMarco won the title from Carter March 5. 1954, and lost it to the New Yorker on his next time out on Nov. 17 of that year. Salas 'Borrowed' First Lauro Salas, who was the first to "borrow" the championship from Carter, managed to get in a couple of bouts as champion before he lost in a rematch. One reason of course for Smith's inactivity since winning the championship is that he suffered a bad cut in the first round. But Carter was carved up even worse and has been on the inactive list ever since. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Artie Towne, 161, New York, outpointed Milo Savage 158%, Salt Lake City, 10. Providence, R. I. — Vlnce Martinez. 1501/2, Faterson, N. J., out- pointed Lester Felton, 149, Detroit, 10. Corpus Christ), Tex. — NBA bantamweight champion Paul (Raton) Macias, 121, Mexico, outpointed Cecil Schoonmaker, 121, Los Angeles (non-title). Read Courier News Classified Ads USED COMBINES 2 Money-Harris Model 27 Self-Propelled Combines. 2 Massey-Harris Model 27L Self-Propelled Combines. 3 International Self-Propelled Combines. Several Allii-Chalmers and Case Pull Combines. Also one used Rust Cotton Picker, excellent condition. Picked only 40 bale*. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. Denier N. Highway «1 Ph. 2-2142 PLAINSMEN WITH PUNCH—Joe Childress running behind Frank D'Agostino, 233-pound tackle, was Auburn's principal hope in its big game with Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Podres Finally Gets Chance to Relax By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (APJ — Johnny Podres, a name that will live forever in Brooklyn, sat down and relaxed today for the first time since that afternoon just two weeks ago when he pitched the Dodgers to the world championship over the New York Yankees. "And don't think I'm not beginning to feel all worn out," said the slim youngster. "There's got to be a limit. If the pace doesn't slacken soon I'm going to start passing up money rather than take a chance of ruining my health." Podres said he had made about $6,000 in personal appearances in the past two weeks. But, he said, being a World Series hero at 23 has its drawbacks. "I was in Chicago a couple of days ago autographing menus in a string of restaurants," he said. "Now that doesn't sound like much, but they met me at the airport early in the morning and I moved around so fast I didn't get a chance to lie down until after midnight. Right now, I'd like to sleep around the clock." Johnny is going to head home for Wifherbee, N.Y., today. He hopes to be free and clear to spend some time hunting. The deer season in the Adirondack. Mountains near Witherbee opens Oct. 25. "I still find it hard to believe that I beat the Yanks twice in the series," Podres said with a shake of his blond head. "Imagine having a record of 9 and 10 for the season 'too. Those things just don't happen unless God is with you. Podres seemed to regret only one thing. "Some people might think I'm a popoff guy because of all that talk about my being able to beat the Yanks seven days a week," he said. "I honestly don't remember now- what I said after the series. Everyone who knows me knows I'm no popoff. Outside of those two World Series games I wouldn't have much to pop off about with my record." Kennett Wins Junior High Tilt CARUTHERSVILLE— Kennett's Indians beat the Caruthersville Junior High Cubs 19-0 here last night. Scoring touchdowns for Kennett were Kenny Sexton, Gary Parr and Gary Lambert. EeSton ran for an extra. -pe.dleton spins its own «9>n wool i All virgin wool yarns must be absolutely even in size and strength to maintain the unvarying quality of Pendleton woolens. This uniformity season after season, year after year, can only be assured under complete Pendleton supervision. The softness, the richness, ttie sturdy wear are dependent upon it Where the Man Who Knows—Buys Hit Clothes R.D. Hughes Co. Mens and Boys Wear Both Defending Champs Hogs, Rebels Meet Saturday At Oxford for 19th in Series FAYETTEVILLE— There never has been any need for extraordinary circumstances surrounding a meeting between Arkansas and Mississippi — but for those who fail to appreciate the magnitude of their rivalry — their 1955 rendezvous will be the first between the defending champions of two great conferences. The prestige of their respective leagues at stake, each might claim some atonement for their Bowl losses of List January 1, The Razorbacks dropped a Cotton Bowl assignment while the Rebels were awed by the Sugar Bowl performance of Navy. Actually, just their 19th regular meeting since 1908 is reason enough to see these two neighboring rivals battle on the football field, j It anything—the series has always held the promise of excitement— and oftentimes the spectacular. The 6-0 Arkansas win of 1954 in a "Battle of the South" between undefeated powers is a case history. Each went on to win its own conference title. Cardinal Victory Arkansas' Hugo Bezdek first invited the start of a two-suite series back in the last days of the "Cardinals". Playing on the Arkansas campus, the soon-to-be "razorbacks" piled up a 33-0 win with a Steve Creekmore-to-Willis Nelson pass accounting for the first TD of the series. Nelson went on to score four times in perhaps the finest individual performance of the rivalry. The two schools continued a hit- and-miss relationship in 1913-1914 then again a decade later. The Rebels took both of the early contests at Little Rock, 21-10 and 137—but later forfeited the 1914 game for use of an ineligible and un-registered player. He, oddly enough, scored both of the Rebel touchdowns. A 20-0 win again in Little Rock by Arkansas preceded a pair of campus engagements — here in 1926 (Arkansas won 21-6) and at Oxford in 1928 (the Rebels won 250). Nearly another 10 years passed before they opened a nine-game stand in Memphis. It was the Memphis rivalry that became the "making of a great series" between the two schools. Passes Won Arkansas opened tne cotton Capital battles with a flurry of passes in 1EJ37 to win handily 32-6. Dwight Sloan and Jackie Robbins combined to complete 20 of 34 passes in the rout. The Rebels more than made up for that loss the following year by using Porker passes to their advantage. Trailing 14-6 at the end of the third period, they intercepted two long passes to s^t up a stunning 20-14 win. The Razorbacks came right back two years later in their next game to re-write the 1938 game. Behind 20-7 at the end of the third period, the Porkers upset a great Ole Miss team (they finished 9-2 that y^p-r) by the margin of Milt Simington's third PAT. So the story continues—with exciting finishes right up to the 1954 thriller. Arkansas won 7-6 in 1942; Cards to Give Miller Second Chance on Hill ST. LOUIS (,*) — Stu Miller will be given another chance by the St. Louis Cardinals to recapture his brilliant 1952 form. The Redbirds repurchased Miller from their Omaha larm club yesterday and sold three other pitchers to minor league teams. Miller had been sold to Omaha when he failed to repeat his 1952 showing. He had a 17-14 record and 3.02 earned run average, third in the American Association, this season at Omaha. Al Gettel was sold to Omaha and righthanders John Mackinson and Jack Faszholz went to Rochester, also a St. Louis farm. Faszholz last season pitched at Rochester 01 option from the Redbirds. the Rebels upset the conference champs, 9-7 in 1946; and the Razorbacks came back to dump Mississippi's Southern tltlists in 1947, 19-14. Although ahead 11-7 in the s«r ies (including the forfeiture), Arkansas leads in points by only five, 243-238. The Porkers lead tfl Llttlt Rock games, 3-2; at Memphis, 6-4; and at home, 2-0. The 1955 contest will at long last give them opportunity to tie up the Oxford column. The Porkers are probably pulling for the Rebels to win their third SEC title in 1955. Ole Miss 1 two other championship years — 1954 and 1947—saw the Razorbacks win. The 1954 Arkansas win was the only regular season loss that Mississippi encountered—and as * special conference game for them it could have cost them their title. The Arkansas record with tough Johnny Vaught is now even at two- accomplishment. The one-time Ail- American from TCU has guided the Rebels to a 56-20-5 record through the '54 season. Indian B Team Whips Tigers, 7-0 zKENNETT — Kennett's Indiana won over the Caruthersville Tigers 7-0 in a B Zgame here Monday evening. Don Darden scored a TD on » 10-yard run and BUI Ross ran for the extra in the third quarter. It's even better than 'sweet-mash' bourbon "Even smoother than 'sour-mash' bourbon" The one and only "mello w-mash" bourbon. Mellow KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY 86 and 90 Proof . Also . AVAILABLE 100 PROOF BOTTLED-IN- BOND THE ORIGINAL "NO-BITE" BOURBON IN THE OLD KENTUCKY BOTTLSI For over 100 years, people have been discovering something "new" in old Kentucky. 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