The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 20, 1955
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PAGI TEH BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAT, QCTQBOTJO. n /? ju>u (^jeorae Thursday Morning Malady, We Hove to Call the Hogs At last we got caught - and I guess it had to come. We had been fairly lucky before and were lulled into believing that maybe it wasn't all luck, that maybe we did know something about predicting the outcome of football gamojs. We learned our lesson last week - and we got our come up- pance without any soft words of condolence ... but then who could figure Syracuse over Army, Michigan State over Noire Dame, etc. (I know, thc guys who win the money). The disastrous results of last week's farce dropped us below the 50 per cent mark for the first time this year. Including the Papoose game we were right on 12, wrong on 13. though two of those were ties. That Rave us a dismal 48 per cent and cut our season total to | 16 hits 44 misses for 63 per cent. We were a little more satisfied with a couple of thc scores we picked W? missed fhe Chlck-Malvern game only five points, giving the Tribe 26 and Malvern 13 - it ended 31-13. Our point spread on Arkansas-Texas was off only one but we missed a touchdown on each side Our choice was 20-14 and the Hogs made it 27-20. It was a tough week, but looking ahead doesn't give much hope _ this one looks even more discouraging . . . c'est le guerre . . . It's that time again for Blytheville and Mississippi County fans. Probably no other event in the entire year divides the loyalties of folks in this area so much as the Arkansas-Die' Miss football game each fall. And both sides can look forward to another thrilling toss-up contest when (he Southwestern Conference champs and the Southeastern Conference champs collide at Oxford Saturday. Last year's 6-0 Arkansas victory was a toss-up from the opening whistle and this year's fracas looms as even a tighter match. The Bcbs have some great aOvantascs in addition to their physical advantage — the Oxford site, Arkansas' lefdown after a great victory last week, the Rebels' desire to avenge last season's only blight, to mention only a few. It's a tough game to pick and the bounce of the odd-shaped ball probably will be a chief factor in the outcome. Both teams have great offenses and are not likely to be stopped altogethor. Thc team that's "up" the most for the game is sure to he the winner. We like the Hogs 28-20. < THE PAPOOSES appear to be on the way after last week's heartening victory at Newport. They're on the road for the third straight week tonight, though they just have to go to Osceola that's almost like being at home. Coach John Koldus has instilled great desire and team spirit In his squad during the past few weeks — a desire that seemed to he lacking earlier In the season. That lacking quite possibly was due to the Inexperience of the club, and hence has been chased by the high spirits that come with confidence and familiarity wilh one's job. And, too, there's nothing like a victory to build enthusiasm in i youngster's heart. So It looks as if the Paps may go all thc way from here. They should look good tonight anyway by about 32-14. HERE'S WHERE we need some tea leaves: Ohio State to bounce hack from defeat to squelch Wisconsin, TCU to edge Miami, Georgia over Tulane, Baylor to dampen Texas A. and M.'s fiery youngsters, Duke to top Pittsburgh, Mississippi State over hapless Alabama, Wilson to keep Its unbeaten slate at Walnut Ridge Rice to continue the decline of Texas, Southern California over its Berkeley sister, UCLA over Iowa, Texas Tech over Houston. Kentucky to surprise Florida, Oklahoma over never-say-dte Colorado Missouri over Nebraska (we'll try one once morel, Trumann over winless Shawnee, Notre Dame to take It out on Purdue, Michigan to overwhelm Minnesota, Yale over Colgate, Osceola to trounce Reiser, Michigan Stale lo roll over Illinois, Princeton over Cornell, SMU to bury Kansas, and Wake Forest to edge North Carolina. Paps Take 'Desire To Osceola Tonight The Blytheville Junior High Paps probably will be without the services.of halfback Jim: Stilwell and will start a 100-pound guard in their forward wall when they meet the young j Scminoles at Osceola tonight. The Paps will make their shortest road trip of the year—17 miles—inquest, of their second straight win and third of the season. But in doing so, they will be without the efforts of Stilwell, who was bedridden with the flu when Coach John Kolcius counted noses at the last pre-game scrimmage hist night. Boyd or Morris Mike Boyd, who engineered a tricky reverse against Newport last week, or Dannie Morris will fill in at halfback for the ailing Stilwell. Koldus said last night that, hustle and hard work had earned a ! starting call at guard for little Bob- by westbrook, who may weigh 100 pounds soaking wet. wesibrook has been shuffled into the Paps lineup for a play here and there all season as he played the role of liaison man between the bench and the huddle. But tonight the fiery youngster will be in the battle from the start. Westbrook, along with Jimmie Bruce, will act as a game co-captain in the Semmole skurmish. After the Paps' loss two weeks ago at Jackson, Tenn., Koldus told his squad they were a and could sweep their remaining four games U~ they buckled down to Osceola, Wilson. S/iou/cf Decide District 3B Title Osceola's Seminoles and the Wilson Bulldogs, both rid ing atop the 3B conference standings with unblemished records, will probably have to wait until their face-to-face showdown two weeks hence before getting a settlement on the question of who's going to reign as 3B Conference champ in 1955. concentrated effort. Accepted Challenge From the morale on the Pap squad one could tell that the boys have taken their mentor's challenge seriously. The first indication 01 this was the sparkling 28-7 win over Newport last Thursday. Apparently this "sweep-'em-al!" move has snov.-- balled into a battle cry and the Paps are gunning for their second straight win tonight. Asked what is behind this "new look" in the Paps. Koldus pointed the crossroads | to experience, improving funda- ' ' mentals and a desire to win. Generally the Paps are smaller than their opponents, but from their spirit during the last two weeks, this luck of size has not bothered the Papooses. Koldus announced his probable starting lineup for the 8 p m. game at Osceola as follows: LE—Dave Burnett; LT~Eugene Williams; LG — Bobby Westbrook; C— Jimmie Bruce; EG—Billy Joe Harvison; RT —Harold Pulley. RE—Gerrv JIanlev; QB—Jan Jarrett; LHB—Mike Boyd or Dannie Morris; RHB—Charles Watson; PB—Jim Pulley. COLTISH—Alan Ameche, left, and George make the Baltimore Colts a contender in the Shaw supplied the offensive strength'required to Western Division of the National Football League. Solid Defense Key To Unbeaten Slates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL to Hold Draft Earlier in Bid To Nip Canadians PHILADELPHIA (Si — The National Football League will hold part of its annual college player dnitt two months early this year in an effort to beat the Canadian League to the cream of the crop. Commissioner Bert Bell of the NFL said last night the league will meet in Philadelphia sometime between Nov. 14 and Nov. 28—probably Monday, Nov. 28—to make the bonus pick and select the first three choices. Bell's announcement came after a Milwaukee Journal sports writer quoted an unnamed league club owner as saying the loop would hold a secret draft meeting Nov 21, bcause of Canadian raids. The unidentified owner was quoted as saying: "We are sick and tired of Canadian raids on our best college talent. We've had to sit helplessly by in the past, with our draft in January, while Canadian clubs swooped down in late November or December and plucked off, or at least approached, the cream of the crop." Nnt Secret Bell rejected the secret meeting contention, saying. "I sent out a bulletin to club owners informing them of the meeting and specifically stating that an announce- A solid defense, something which most football coaches me , lt of " lnc early draft wou i d be yards a game through the air and Syracuse is third with 34.7 yards. Other departmental defense lead ITS: punting. Mississippi and Mich igan State with 41.7 yard aver ages; punt returns, George Wash ington, 20.5 yards per runback kickoff returns. Southern Califor | nia, 29 yards; parsing percentage Auburn 24.4 per cent (11 of 45 com pleted); pass interceptions. Maryland, 16 of 111 parses intercepted and very few fans appreciate, seems to be the key to an unbeaten record this season. Nine undefeated and untied major college teams and one that's unbeaten but tied, show up among the first dozen in the total defense figures released today by the NCAA Statistical Bureau. Two others are in the top ten in "scoreboard defense" and that's all the top flight teams there are who haven't lost yet. Boston College First Boston College edged into the top place in defense against bolt- rushing and passing last Salurday as Navy was unable to preserve its -spotless record against Penn State. B.C. limited Detroit to 105 yards and now have given up an even 135 yards per game to three opponents. Navy, which yielded 218 yards to Penn Shite, has a 135.5 yards defense average lor tour games. Behind these two come once-tied Auburn, Maryland, Holy Cross, Duke, Army, Colgate, Syracuse, West Virginia. Yale and Michigan. Of these teams only three—Army Colgate and Syracuse—have been beaten. Colorado and Oklahoma, who couldn't edge into this group, are fifth and tenth, respectively, the basjs of the number of points given up per garni.- Navy, whose goal line was untouched until .Saturday, tops this list with 14 points in four starts, an average of 3,5 per game. Terps Tough Maryland's impenetrable line haa compiled the best record agaiast ground attacks, allowing only 39.8 yards a game by rushing, and. Boston College is second with fc 48.T yard allowance. Nebraska has displayed the best defense • gainst passing, yielding only 32.4 yards per game. Second place In this department goes to Penn, a four-time loser, with only 33.8 Bill (Moose) Skowron o' the Yankee>, whose three-run opposite field baiter helped win thc sixth World Berles game against Brooklyn, hit live home runs Into right field seals during t*>« American League sta- made to the press at. least two weeks before the date of the meeting." He said (he main reason for the early draft would be to offset the possibilities of lawsuits between NFL teams and Canadian clubs. He said the meeting was not considered a weapon to combat raids on NFL selections by Canadian teams, although it quite obviously is. The commissioner went on to explain that NFL teams found that amny players selected in their in the meantime, however, th< Osceola Seminoles, winners of two conference games, will have to ge by the Keiser Yellow Jackets this Friday and Earle next week. The Bulldogs, undefeated in four conference outings, travel to Walnu Ridge for a non-conference game Friday and then entertain Marion next week. The Shawnee Indians, mired deep in the conference cellar with fiv losses, steps out of the connference Friday with a game at TTumann. The Lepanto Panthers will hos Marion in a game which center around the .500 mark. Lepanto wt] be trying to climb above the half and-half level In seeking its thiri conference victory arid Marlon wil be trying to stay above the .501 notch in going after its fourth win against two losses. Burdette Idle Third-place Burdette, with a 4- record, is idle this week. Earle an< Crawfordsville both play non-conference opponents in Wynne and St Charles, respectively. Tonight, Luxora, after getting win number one last week, will be seeking to add another to their 1-3 rec ord at Frayser, Tenn. The Panthers play the Frayser B squad. Luxora broke into the win column with an 18-0 victory over St. Charles last week. 3B Conference Standing* W L PCT Wilson Osceola Burdette Marion Lepanto Keiser Crawforrisv Earle Shawnee Wilson Burdette Osceola Keiser Shawnee ille 4 2 4 3 2 3 1 1 0 All Games W L T PCT 5 0 1 1.000 4 1 0 .800 3 3 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 060 .000 1.000 1.000 .800 .600 .500 .400 .333 .250 .000 draft already were signed by Ca nadian teams by the time the Jan uary meeting rolled around. "Some players would say they weren't signed by the Canadians and they were; some would say they were and they weren't. We ended up in lawsuits. That we want to avoid," Bell said. THE New Lancers ARE HERE! More dashing, more dazzling than over, the glamourous new Lam-era reflect the success of Uie great Dodge advance. Racy Sweep Saddles and rakish Jet Fins only hint at the flashing break-away of the great 230 hp. V-8 engine. Stop out in thin Lancer and lei your success show I Sec thc car (hut shattered every speed and endurance record in the book at the AAA Kooncville Salt Flats. 61 MOTOR COMPANY N. Highway 61 Phone 2-2142 New '56 DODGE! Eight Contests This Weekend ensive Battle Seen For Hog-Rebel Clash By SAM JOHNSON UNIVERSITY Miss., Oct. 20 (AP)'— The University of Mississippi Rebels will seek re* venge Saturday against Arkansas for their only defeat last year. Coach John Vaught hopes to have Mississippi at its mental peak for the game after repeated warnings that "Arkansas has improved 100 per cent since the start oi the season and ''Arkansas now looks stronger than last year." Mississippi at quarter-] yar Arkansas was the only singlo Both teams expected to be ready start for CARUTHERSVILLE — All of Missouri's Big Eight and Little Six conference teams are slated for action this week as eight football games are scheduled. The Dexter Bearcats journey to Hayti for a contest with the Indians tonight. Caruthersville's Tigers travel to Poplar Bluff to battle the Mules tomorrow night. Elsewhere in Southeast Missouri: Thursday—Sikeston at East Prairie, Ohaffee at Maiden and Kennett at Jackson. Friday — Benton. 111. at Cairo. Charleston at Portagevilte. Saturday—Wolf Lake, 111., at Cape Girardeau. physicially. Coach Jack Mitchell t reported center Harold Steelman I ready after missing the Texas I game, but said Jay Donathan pro: babJy will start. i His top backfield, which usually • plays eight, minutes before a new I team relieves, will be George i Walker at quarterback. Joe Thorn a- son at lefi half, Preston Carpenter at right half and Henry Moore at fullback. Carpenter caught a 67-yard touchdown pass to give Arkansas its 6-0 victory in the final two minutes last year. Left halfback Buddy Benson, who threw the pass, plays with the second unit. The big man in the Arkansas attack is Moore, who ranks 'third nationally in rushing yardage. Vaucht wasn't sure who would back. Both Eagle Day and John Blalack have alternated in sparkling and sputtering. The key back is fullback Paige Cothren. who has been consistently effective and leads the Southeastern Conference in a 21-14 game. Arkansas beat Tulsa, Oklahoma A&iil and Texas, while losing to Baylor and Texas Christian. Mississippi leads the Southeastern Conference in offense, witb 288.6 yards per game. However, it has allowed 246 per game. Vaught hopes long drills on defense this week have helped plug the defensive gaps. One thing in his favor over last year Arkansas, which changed from the single wing to the split- T offense, plays tne kind of of- wing club on Mississippi's schedule. 107 Golfers Try For SW Amateur FORT SMITH. Ark. W>—Qualifying rounds for the 9th ajinual South; western Amateur Golf Tournament for the Willard Memorial Trophy got under way here today for somd, 101 golfers. Defending champion Steve Creek- more Jr. of Fort Smith was expected to be a late entry in the field. - * One of the wildest Ivy Leagus football games ever played involved Yale and Dartmouth la fense Mississippi understands. Last 1931. They played a 33-33 tie. [EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISKY OVER 50% OF AMERICA'S WHISKY IS PRODUCED IN KENTUCKY BECAUSE KENTUCKY WHISKY IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD YET OF ALL THESE FINE WHISKIES, EARLY TIMES IS THE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKIANS OVERWHELMINGLY CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES. TASTE IS THE REASON. IT'S WHISKY OF SUPERB MELLOWNESS ... MADE FROM A TRADITION A CENTURY OLD. V 4 JPint $4*9 I V* Pt. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY 86 PROOF EARIY TIMES DISTILLERY COMPANY LOUISVULE 1, KENTUCKY >»*•. t. T. I. ML EARLY TIMES "•mil,

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