The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER,», (ARK.) WORM MSWB PAGB \^rowa L,far* Courier N«w» fporta Editor Keeping Up With Former Chicks- Bo Coppedge Plebe Coach ot Navy Not too long ago this department came in for some constructive criticism from an ardent football fan who seemed extremely interested , in trying to keep up with Blytheville boys who have taken their grid talents on to college. But trying: to keep up with local lads after they leave the high school campus and scatter here and there really is no boy-sized job. In the first place, college publicity men are not too interested in publicizing .individuals unless said individuals are stars or future stars. " : However, several days ago we took it upon ourself to do a little snooping among friends and relatives of . departed 'Chicks, hunting out an interesting note or two and came up with several good ones. The most interesting to us is the one that came out'of the Naval Academy on the appointment of Lt. John Oliver (Bo) Coppedge as the Academy's new head plebe (freshman) coach. Coppedge, who did some mighty fair footballing at BBS from 1938 through 1941 and went on to play varsity tackle for the Naval Academy, took over the plebe duties this month. Bo was an all-state and all-southern tackle for the Chicks and won himself a starting berth on the Navy team his sophomore year. And, apparently Bo is well pleased with his new job. In a letter to relatives last week he said he had six assistants and 300 boys out for football. With that kind of setup, what coach wouldn't like his job? Doing OK at TJ of A Up at the University of Arkansas three of last year's Chicks are reported to be faring well in their bids for starting berths with the Kazorback frosh. Bob (Red) Childress, who was just about all-everything with, the Chicks last year, is said to have nailed down the Shoat's "strong side end as his own personal property. And Red advises that all the U of A coaches are impressed with the toughness of Billy Gilbow, who played some mean end for the Chickasaws last fall. "He's the best defensive end up here,"-the redhead says, of his teammate and- close friend. The other Chick, Billy Michael, is waging a terrific battle with two other boys for the first string weak side guard role, Childress said in a letter to a friend here the other day. Four mi Arkansas State And over at Arkansas State College -in Jonesboro four other former Chicks are cutting their own capers. J. L. Johnson, who wore the Maroon and White during the late, war years, has returned to ASC after two or three years layoff and is said to be taking up right where he left off in 1950. J. L. was one of the Indian linemen singled out for praise after State downed Lewis College 25-7 in its opener last Saturday. Johnson plays guard. Charles Roy Lutes, another ex- Chick who also took a layoff from- football, is also back in Arkansas State colors this fall and is being tabbed for plenty of line action. Another Blythevillian who is wearing ASC's red and white this fall is Billy Mayo. Mayo, who was a member of the Chicks' 1950 state championship ' team, has earned himself a starting position as a guard with the Indians. However, Mayo lettered at State last fall. . . The fourth member, of the quartet is Leon Privett, last year's Chick center, who should see a lot of reserve action with the Indians j.•'.. . . And from Talladega, Ala., comes another note regarding a former Blytheville High School footballer but this one is a little on the dismal side. Ex-Chick Norman (Monk) Mosley, who coaches at Talladega High,; had more than his share of tough luck in his team's first game of the season. As if it weren't bad enough to lose their opener — two of his players suffered broken legs in the game. US Football Could Use Canada's Rouge Rule By RAYMOND IOHNSON NEA Special•-Correfpondent ; STATE COLLEGE, Miss. — • (NEA) — Darrell Royal, making his debut as a college head "coach at Mississippi State this season, believes that Canadian football has two rules that would help the American game. ; The former Oklahoma quarterback, who was an assistant at North Carolina State and Mississippi State, coached successfully north of the border last year. "I like their rouge rule," Darrell says. "It adds to the spectator appeal, especially if it's a tight game. "You get one point when, you rouge. You rouge by kicking the- ball out of bounds in the end zone or if you tackle the ball-carrier before he is able to bring the ball out of the end zone. "I call it a real good rule because, say you advance into a team's territory and have to kick. If you-kick over the goal in American football, you are penalized 20 yards. They put the ball in play on their own 20-yard line. The receiver gets 20 yards for doing nothing. * .* * "In Canadfan football, sometimes you tackle the man running the ball out of the end zone on the one or two or three-yard line and you' still have the pressure on them. You haven't lost the yardage you gained by advancing the ball, as you do under our rules. I hate to see anybody get 20 yards for nothing. "The second rule the Canadians have is the no timp-out rule-, if we ever get back to free substitution. We couldn't do it without free substitution and I don't know if I like free substitution or not. "I think we kill our game'from the spectator's viewpoint by calling time out. It stops the action when it is .at its most exciting pitch. Coaches teach that when a team is on the ropes to finish it off. But then we have a time-out rule that helps the reeling- club to- recuperate. * * * "In boxing, if a man gets his opponent against the ropes and has him groggy, the opponent is not allowed to take time out to recuperate. Why should we have such a rule in football? Too many timeouts ruined the Orange Bowl game last New Year's Day. "I think both rules would speed up the game for spectators. "The no time-out rule would eliminate fake injuries. I consider it a fair rule for players, too." Both suggestion* appear to have a lot of merit. . The only trouble is that few stadiums in this country have sufficient yardage at each end of the field for 25-yard end zones as they have in Canada. Indians Big Favorites As World Series Opens Odds and Tradition Lean Toward Tribe By JOE REICHLE* NEW YORK (AP) •— The 51st World Series opened at the Polo Grounds today with the Cleveland Indians heavy favorites over the New York Giants despite the fact that their two power hitters — Al Rosen and Larry Doby — are suffering minor miseries. They were listed to start, however. Rosen, the righthanded slugger, missed the ^final game of the regular season last Sunday because of a pulled right thigh muscle. Doby, the American League's home run and runs batted in leader—and the Indians' chief left- handed strength, pulled a muscle in his right shoulder last Saturday and also sat out the finale Sunday. He still can't swing freely. On the pitching front, rival managers Leo Durcoher of the Giants' and Al Lopez of the Indians, a pair of old spring rivals, open ed with theiraces. ' No surprises. No gambles. No last minute switches. %he opening game pitchers were strictly as advertised with Sal Maglie hurling for the Giants and Bob Lemon for the Indians.' Strictly in Character Leading off' with' Maglie .- was strictly in character for Durocher. The 37-year-old righthander' was Leo's front man in every important series during the regular season stretch drive. Lopez has said all along that if the Giants opened with Maglie, he would pit Lemon against him. Just as the 18 to 10 odds favored Cleveland to capture the world championship, so did tradition. The Indians, who set a record by winning 111 games during the regular season to dethrone the New York Yankees, are undefeated in World Series competition. They whipped Brooklyn in 1920 and Boston in 1948. Lemon, a 53-game win- .ner this past season, was in two World-Series games in 1948 and won both. The Giants, on the other hand, have lost more World Series games than any other club. They have appeared in 13 fall classics and have bowed in nine of them. Maglie pitched five innings in the 1951 World - Series against the Yankees and lost. "Who else could I pick but Maglie?" Durocher answered when asked to explain hi* pitching choice. "He's won the big game for me all" year. He beat Milwaukee when they threatened to catch us and he beat Brooklyn- to clinch the pennant for us. He's the leader. The others follow him." Wynn Tomorrow Lopez said he would follow Lemon with Early Wynn, hi* other 23-game winner, in the second game and Durocher will use Johnny Antonelli, his 21-game winning lefthander. Leo declined to reveal his third game pitcher but Lopez unhesitatingly named Mike Garcia who just .missed giving the Indians three 20-game winners. ' . "Garcia will pitch Friday in Cleveland/even if he works in relief in one of the two games here," fhe' soft-spoken Cleveland skipper said. Just as in the" case of the starting pitchers, the respective 'batting orders showed no surprises. Each team fielded its "regular" lineup, lineup. Dave Philley, the only doubtful starter in the Cleveland lineup because of his .226 batting mark, was in right-field and batting sixth. In left field for the. Giants was Dusty Rhodes, who had been alternating with Monte Irvin during the past two months^ Rhodes, a left-handed power-hitter with a .341 batting average, plays when the opposing pitcher Js righthand- . 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Cleveland Indians to win the World Series don't impress him. "Odds don't mean a thing to me," snapped Durocher before sending his club against the tribe in the Polo Grounds today. "You win them on the field, not with bets. Naturally, my guys think they're going to win." That was about as close as Durocher has come to forecasting the result of the series. He has a self- imposed rule tnat he doesn't make predictions on the outcome of Giants' games. Durocher's opening day pitching choice—ancient Sal Maglie—pro- 1 duced no eyebrow lifting among NEW DODGER SENSATION— Newest of the Brooklyn Dodger sensations is Carl Spooner, a young left hander just up from Ft. Worth. In his first major league appearance S j> o o n e r struck out 15 New York Giants and in his second he whiffed 12 batters. - the experts. Leo in fact, explained his decision -in a way that made the experts look good. It's just how they figured. "I'll have two shots with Maglie, which is what I want," he said. "The Barber needs considerable rest between starts. I can still get three shots with Johnny Antonelli if I need them. I'm not saving anyone. That's a-cinch. This thing can go only seven games." As to the rumor that has been circulating that Don Liddle might get the call as a dark horse, the Lip said: "As far as Liddle is concerned, I'm not pitching anyone just to get him in the series. The pitchers we think can win will be the ones who iwill do the pitching." $750,000 Needed To Save Athletics Roy Mack Given Two Weeks In Which to Raise the Money By BEN PHLEGAR NEW YORK (AP) — Roy Mack today embarked «• a final, desperate two-week search for $750,000 in etch to gain control of the Philadelphia Athletics. It was learned that Roy has giv- caine from a small group of en the American League written as- [friends, would keep the A'a in Pbl- surance he will listen to" outside ! ladelpkia in 1955. 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