The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1954 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS *AOE SEVEN aglie, Lemon Likely World Series Starters Caruthersville's Juniors Defeated Portageville Hands Cubs First Loss of Season, 39 to 0 PORTAGEVTLLE, Mo. — The Caruthersville Junior High football Cubs were defeated by Portageville's Pups here last night by the one-sided score of 39-0. This was Caruthersville's first loss of the season and the Pups' first win. It was Portageville's. first -game of the season. Portagevillc quarterback McDermott, on Caruthersville's 40 yard line, passed to left half White, who took the ball to the nine in the second quarter . . . Larry Willey, right halfback, went the last nine yards for .the first score in the game ... . Pups' Frank McDermott on Caruthersville's 28 passed to end Jim Munins, who caught the ball on the five and went over. . Dewie Swims kicked the extra point to give Portageville a 13-0 halftime lead. Portageville kicked to Caruthersville to open the third -with Portageville tackle Brands recovering the .ball. Then McDermott passed to fullback Swims, who caught on the 15 and ran for touchdown . .".. Caruthersville fumbled a punt which was recovered by Portageville on Caruthersviile 30. Later Swims ran 26 yards to put the ball on the one and Larry White bucked for the 25th point. In the fourth Swims intercepted a pass and scored his second touchdown of the game. He also kicked the extra point. With just a few minutes remaining in the game Bob Sutton ran. 10 yards for the game's final touchdown. Lawyer Switches To Grid Coaching NEW YORK/tfP)—The New York Football Giants has Vince Lombardi for a backlield coach because he needed a.few,extra dollars to pay for:his sheepskin. ' "I was studying at Fodrham Law School and I needed money to pay for that law degree," Lombard! said. "At the same time I was teaching physics and chemistry and coaching football at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, N. J." Lombardi was such a success as high school coach that he was called to West Point to coach'the offensive platoon, and that decided his career. He put aside law to coach the professional Giants. Both Pilots Remain Silent on Choices By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Barring a surprise selection, the world series will open at the Polo Grounds tomorrow with Sal Maglie (14-6) on the mound for the New York Giants opposing the Cleyeland Indians' Bob Lemon (23-7). Both managers, Leo Durocher of the Giants and Al Lopez of the Indians, promised to make their selections known today. , Official Word on Financial Straits of As Is Due Today SAL MAGLIE BOB LEMON Despite Durocher's known will- i ingness to gamble, it was felt that; Leo realizes he must go with his veteran ace, who was his front man in all of the Giants' clutch series . down the stretch. Maglie will be fully rested, having pitched only two warrnup innings last Saturday. , '..':' Lemon also will be fresh. He has not pitched since Friday when he went the distance ,against the Detroit Tigers. Early Wynn, v/ho had been coupled with Lemon by Lopez as a possible first starter, .pitched a "pressure" game against Detroit Saturday, working on a no- hitter until the .ninth inning. Indiana 9-5 The Indians, alreay a prohibitive 17 to •• 10 favorite, were, made an even more solid 9 to ' choice today. The odds-makers undoubtedly" count on Cleveland's deeper pitching staff to bring ultimate victory. The Indians are 6 to 5 favorites to capture the opener, regardless of the pitchers. The weather man promises nice weather. He says it'll be. slightly cloudy with the temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees when the umpires yell "play ball" at 1 p.m. EST. Reserve tickets for the opener and all other games here and in Cleveland long have been sold. A crowd of close to 55,000 is expected' for the opener. The second game also will be played at the Polo Grounds Thursday before the scene shifts, to-Cleveland. Despite the announced odds, the writer believes the Indians will have their hands full in a series going the full seven games. It figures to be a keenly fought series, -dominated by standout pitching on both "sides, with a clutcE"hlt"in the late innings deciding each .game. The Giants can't match the In- kdians' superlative mound staff headed by Lemon, Wynn (23-11), Mike Garcia (19-8), Bob Feller (13-3), Art Houtteman (15-7) and Don Mossi (6-1).,, Good Relief Corps ; But they have three outstanding hurlers in Maglie, lefthander Johnny Antonelli (21-7) and Ruben Go mez (17-9) and they own two of the best relief pitchers in the bus- iness in knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm (12-4) and screwballer Marv Grissom (10-7). The Giants may come tip with a surprise starter, probably for the "ourth game, in Don Liddle, their dirminutive southpaw with » 9-4 record. Figures show that Cleveland's record against lefthanders this season was .644 (38-21) as compared to its .768 percentage (38-21) against righthanders. The shrewd Giant manager also must have no-, ticed that three of Cleveland's last four losses, all in the; final week, were inflicted by southpaws. Aside from pitching, the Giants appear to field the stronger club. The infield of Whitey Lockman, Davey Williams, Al Dak and Hank Thompson has a definite defensive edge over the Indians' inner line of Vic Wertz, Bobby Avila, George Strickland and Al ; Rosen. There is little to choose in power Each club boasts the league leading batter but Willie Mays' .345 is more impressive than Avila's .341%ecause it includes 41 homers and 67 BBIs. The Indians' Larry Doby, however, tops all. with his 126 *RBI's and is second only to Mays with his 32 homers. Each club has a standout catcher not particularly renowned for his hitting. Cleveland's Jim Hegan and New York's' Wes Westrum are. masters with the mitt but usually draw blanks "with the bat. Snavely Speaks^Up For 'Amateurism' By JIM VAN VALKENBUKG ST LOUIS (AP) •— Veteran Football Coach Carl Snavely believes'many big schools would be surprised how good an athletic program they could have under a strictly amateur policy. '••-•.-.•.. • ; ' -And the day may come when school awards no scholarships or * _ * i « i «~A f*r+**-, «*•<*< -frt rt f r\ i fi»f ^O Trout in Missouri Poses Mystery OMAHA (#) — Who put the trout in the Missouri River? DV S. Army Engineers are trying to - solve: the- mystery because no one previously has seen trout In the muddy Missouri. The trout, all beauties — the largest weighed four pounds and measured 21 inches — were pulled out below Randall Dam in South Dakota. ' ••.'•. One theory is the fish might have come from the Niobrara R er which runs into the Missouri at the Nebraska-South Dakota border, that somehow the trout made it to the Missouri and traveled some 50 miles upstream. many major schools might have to adopt an amateur policy., "It could happen if the National Collegiate Athletic Association ban against unlimited television were lifted or eased," said Snavely, now in his second year as coach a- Washington University. "We at Washington aren't trying to reform or crusade and we know bur situation isn't the same as that at many other -schools. "But we are proud of the benefits our amateur policy . has achieved. . "What's more, these boys play better football than most people realize,", said Snavely ,long called "the grey fox" by foes who respected his talent for building resourceful attacks a nd * devising iricky single wing play. 26 Years a* Coach The 60-year-old Snavely, a highly successful headman for 26 years at University of North Carolina, Cornell University and Bucknell University, said he . retains_ a seasoned fan's interest in big-time football and hasn't any criticism of it. "But there is no mistaking that reduced income and the possibility of unlimited television might compel many big-timers to go for the Washington adopted in 1947. "At every college there is always a strong faction that would favor such a policy." Washington withdrew fr -vm the Missouri Valley Conference in 1947 after 40 years of membership. The The taste that made millions will make you Try Seagram's 7 Crown "neat? over ice or in. a highball—where the taste of a whiskey can be best appreciated. When you enjoy that matchless taste... you'll know why 7-Crown outsells anyother whiskey by more than 2 to 1! grants to athletes. Snavely, who resigned after the 1952 season at North Carolina, won seven of nine games here last year "and opened with a 58-14- victory over Missouri Mines. His all-time record reads 155 victories, 7S de feats, 16 ties and three bowl teams Hutchinson Said Seeking New 2-Year Contract NEW YOEK (#! — Detroit Fre Press sports editor lyall Smith 'said today Fred Hutchinson ha demanded a two year contract re newal to stay on as manager o the Detroit Tigers. Smith said Hutchinson, 35, New York for the World Series probably will be appointed mana ger of the Seattle club of the Pa ctfic Coast League if he leaves th Tigers. The Tigers' board of , directors Smith said, would have to pass o a contract renewal" for a two yea term. Previously Walter O. (Spike Briggs, Tiger president, said h felt Hutchinson, who piloted th Tigers to a fifth place finish th year, is entitled to another chanc as Bengal manager, but said two-year managerial c o n t r a c would be against Tiger- policy. Read Courier News Classified Ads, Colorado I). Is Offensive Leader Buffaloes Lead Nation in Scoring With 112 Points NEW YORK {ff) — The University of Colorado's Buffaloes have i&ken over the offensive lead after two weekends of college football in a complete reversal of 1953 when they finished 51st, The first release of the major college statistics by the NCAA service Bureau today also showed new nace setters in every department of die team play when measured against last year's final rankings. Arizona and Colorado are one- two in scoring, with 112 and 107 joints, respectively. South Carolina s the leader in ground attack and Oregon has the No. 1 passing eleven. 958 Yards Colorado picked up 958 yards in its two games—479' in their 61-0 rout of Drake and the same in a 46-0 conquest of Colorado Al <& M. near the Buffaloes' average are last Saturday, The only other teams Denver, which averaged 476.5 yards in its first two games, and South Carolina's gamecocks, who picked up 472 in their suprise triumph over Army. All of the first four teams in passing yardage are Pacific Coast with 514 followed by Washington with 421, Southern California with 402 and California with 366, each in.two games. At the opposite end are the Oklahoma Aggies, who have won two games without gaining an inch in the air. "Clarifying Session' Is Called By League President Harridge NEW YORK (AP) — American League club owners learn officially today of the Philadelphia Athletics' dire fr. nancial straits" but they are not expected to approve any definite relief. . •• League president Will Harridge called today's session a "clarifying" one and indicated there would be no effort to force a showdown on the A's situation, which has been steadily going from bad to worse. Roy Mack, executive vice president of the Athletics, is expected to present two alternatives to his fellow club owners. One is the sale of the club to Arnold Johnson, Chicago businessman, who wants to transfer the franchise to Kansas City. The other ANewSetting- SameDressen Ex-Dodger Manager Signs 2-Year Pact As Senators' Pilot calls for the league to help raise the money necessary to carry on the operation in Philadelphia. raise money to retain control of the team himself. There is known opposition among the club owners to the proposal that the franchise e transferred to Kansas City. Opposed by Griffith Clark Griffith, - owner of the Washington Senators, has expressed opposition to Kansas City, chiefly because such a move would make Baltimore an eastern team and require a schedule that would have'the Orioles and Senators playing at home at the 'same time. The- two cities are only 30 miles apart. Six affirmative votes .are necessary to move a club. The fact that all is not love and kisses in the Mack family itself makes the problem an even more difficult one to solve. Whatever happens to the club, it will take several million dollars to rehabilitate it. HARTFORD, Conn. (M — A girl watching an outboard race on the Connecticut River remarked: "My boy friend's got a hog in his boat; he hit a sleeper and dug in." To an inquiring reporter she gave this translation: Hog, a buckling in the planks. Sleeper, an unexpected wave. Dig .in, plowing into the water instead of riding above it. Weighed $52 Plus RICHMOND, Va. (#)—-Gary Williams won a contest with the help of the Richmond International League baseball team. It happened at a "pot of gold' contest at the ball park. Kids were told they could have all the coins they could stuff in their pockets in 20 seconds from a wheelbarrow loaded with money. The baseball players taped Gary's socks over his trousers, money went into his waist and netted $52, NEW YORK {>?r--Cii«rlie Dress«a die new Washington manager, is with a new club in a new league, but the former Brooklyn and Cincinnati pilot is still the old Dressen, The little 55-year-old pepperpot signed yesterday to lead the sixth place Senators for the next two years at' an estimated $40,000' per> season. Holding a press conference, Dre»» sen demonstrated the-same self con-' fidence and outspoken, frankness He showed plainly that a year had' not softened his bitterness towards', the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization, which let. him go after ne< won two straight pennants. "I'm very happy," Chuck told newsmen. "I got what I wanted/' • "I think Washington has the we'U do better next year. The coa ches will be my own guys but, of course 111 coach at third ba*e. I think I'm a pretty good one . . . "I regard this as a great chaGengt but not like the one I faced in Brook- • lyn. There I had to win and even; when I won they said I was a lousy manager; ... . "No, I'm not going to predict where well finish. You can't do that in baseball. Brooklyn proved that. They thought they could win no matter who was the manager, didat they? "I knew I'd be back in the majors. It's no disgrace to be sent down" to the minors, rve used Oakland and Nashville twice as stepping stones to the majors." 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