The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 24, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 24, 1955
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NHTWS MONDAY, OCTOBER W, 10SB Hogs Expected to Be in Better Shape Mentally for Aggies ^ * » * * * ****** Homecoming Should Rouse Porker Spirits FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP)t — The Arkansas Razorbaqks returned to the practice field, today to prepare for the Texas' 4&M Aggies after learning another football lesson the hard way: Saturday's 17-7 loss to Mississippi. The defeat by the once-beaten Rebels was no surprise to Arkansas Coach Jack Mitchell. "Our boys had been at a mental peak for every game," Mitchell said, "And we didn't have the mental momentum that comes naturally to a winning team. We were due for a letdown." Not 20 Per Cent Better Mitchell said that he figured the Porkers would have to be "20 per cent better" to beat the Rebels on their own field. "Of course, we were not that good," he added. "I was pleased to see the team come back so strong after that bad start," Mitchell said. "They never played better than they did in the second half." The Porkers gave up two touchdowns in the first quarter to a determined band of Rebels. They got close one time. Late in the third quarter, the Hogs reached the Mississippi three, but the Rebels set them back six yards on an attempted end sweep and the Porks never recovered. Fullbacks Henry Moore and Gerald Nesbitt again were the leading ground gainers for Arkansas _ with 54 and 105 yards, respectively — but they couldn't zip off tackle and around end as they did against Texas the previous week. While the Arkansas attack sparked and sputtered, the Rebels •were constantly on the move. Quarterback Eagle Day was a constant running and passing threat, and fullback Paige Cothren provided the power. Mitchell repeated earlier statements that the Hogs' "general inexperience and instability" was apparent when they were within touchdown distance. The young Arkansas coach also believes the Hogs will be better prepared mentally for the homecoming game with the Aggies. "But we'll be playing a lot better football team," he added. Boxing Briefs Jackson, Slade Top Week's TV Boxing Fare By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A couple of ambitious Invaders, Hoazine Khalft of Algeria and Ludwig Lightburn of British Honduras, clash tonight in a lightweight 10- rounder at New York's St. Nicholas Arena Dumont-TV, 8 p.m., CST. Lightburn, who has copied Sugar Ray Robinson's fighting style, has won three straght and has a 34-6-0 won-lows-draw record. Khalfi, a protege of the late Marcel Cerdan, has n 4-10-5 record. Boardwalk Billy Smith of Atlantic City, N. J., and Johnny Hobnan of Chicago, a couple of solid punch- «rs, coliieded in the Wednesday night radio- tele vision ABC-TV radio, 8 p.m. CST fight at the Miami Beach Auditorium. Lightweight contender Johnnny Gonsnlves of Oakland, Calif., and fhi.shy Lulu Perez, moving up from The 126-pound to the 135-pound, tangle in Friday, night 10- roundcr at New York's Madison quare Garden N-I3C-TV-radio, 8 p.m. 'CST). Probably the best show of the week matches Hurricane Tommy Jackson ii.nd Jimmy Slade, a pair of New York heavyweights, in a non-TV 10-roundcr in the Cleveland Area Friday night. Blocked Punt £ xperf UNIVERSITY, Miss, Wl — Mississippi Inns might be cspecting too much of tackle Billy Yelvcrton whenever trie opposing team decides to punt. Last fall against Memphis Stale Ynlvurton blocked a punt and thjs fall he blocked a punt against North Texas. Eijch time. Ote Miss went on to score- touchdowns. Negroes Eligible Only When Both Teams Agree Arkansas Athletic Association Issues 'No Forfeit' Ruling LITTLE ROCK (VP/—Negroes are eligible to play in athletic contests with all-white school teams without agreement by both participating teams, the Arkansas Athletic Association has ruled. The policy, adopted Oct. 12 by the AAA Executive Committee, was revealed Saturday in an AAA bulletin. The racial problem arose this year when Fort Smith and Russellville canceled scheduled football games with Fayetteville, which has four Negroes on its squad. The AAA committee specified that a team cancelling a game because of Negroes on an opponent's team will not have to forfeit the game or pay a minimum guarantee as called for in previous rulings on cancellations. In the future, the committee said, tin integrated team must specifically state it has Negro players before a game is contracted with an opponent. J. M. (Johnnie,) Burnett, AAA executive secretary, said the main purpose of the ruling was to cover basketball tournaments and track meets. AH of Arkansas' 457 white high schools are members of the AAA. Osceolan Wins Grid Contest Billy Ward of l<Xi Lee Avenue. Osceola, came up with some sler- ng football predictions last week to win the Courier News contest (and $10} with only three misses in 24-tries. BfHy missed Tulaiie over Georgia, Pittsburgh over Duke, and Colgate over Yale, all upsets, to win the contest. His closest competitors were four entries who missed five each. They were Helen Moore of Osceola, Mrs. S. H. BeviU of Blytheville, Et. 2, N. C. Blackburn. Jr., of IfilO Hearn, and Miss Elise Lewis of 125 East Ash. Here are the winners: Mississippi, Ohio State. TCU, Tu- kine, Texas A. and M., Pitsburgh, tane, Texas A. and M., Pittsburgh, Texas, Southern California, UCLA, Houston, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nc- sKn, Trumann, Notre Dame, Michigan, Colgate, Osceola. Michigan Stale, Princeton, SMU, Wake Forrest. Gerry Planutis, Michigan State 175-pound fullback, spends Sunday mornings giving religious instruction to boys at a correctional institution in East Lansing, Mich. SMU and Texas Highlight SWC Slate Saturday Texas Aggies Continue Bid At Fayetreville Texas A & M Continues Upset Pace While Most Early Surprises Fade By ED COKKIflAN The Associated Press Texas A&M won't play in any bowl game this year but they will go down as tfce surprwe of the 1955 college football season. «y TIJK ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas Aggies carry their bid for the Southwest Conference football championship into the Ozarks this week for a tussle with fullering Arkansas but .the big;! will be in Dallas where! their own level. But"the sophomore-laden .. OD —-, .. - ~ southern Methodist fights againstj in astounding/their opposition in the Southwest Conference — perhaps the roughest league m the country. . . . . Most of the September hotshdts have faded and the top teams are beginning 10 sets eir own level. But the sophomore-laden Aggies, winners of only one game last year, persist the resurge oi Texas. Southern Methodist, returning to the conference wars after a week- nri interlude of beating Kansas 33-14 in an intersectional game, is the only other undefeated outfit in the championship race. If the .Methodists lick Texas it not only will eliminate the latter from contention bin will set up a big' show-, down betwoen SMU and Texas •• A&M next week — that is, if A&M L-an keep its record clear against } Arkansas. I Tough at Home | The Aggies are respectful of Ar- j kansas. which is tough on it~s home I field at Fayetteville any day. In Aggieland they saw, this as t.he supreme test ot A&M ambitions. The Agtjin? whipped Baylor .soundly last week. Bashing the Bear hopes with a 19-7 triumph that could have been more one- sided. It gave A&M two victories , against no defeats in conference' play and was its fifth straight decision. Southern Methodist, . likened to the slumbering giant, wasn't very! impressive against often-beaten] Kansas, having to come from be-1 hind and wear [he fighting Jay- hawks down. Texas, which .smashed Rice 32-14 j last week power, must Bear Bryant's lads were penal- George Sauer, whose Baylor club ized by the Conference for recruiting too vigorously. They were barred from postseason competition this year. That didn't bother Bryant because even he thought his team was a year or two away. The Aggies still have four SWC games on their schedule starting' with Arkansas this Saturday. Then, on successive weeks, they play Southern Methodist, Rice and Tex-' as. Nothing is certain, of course,, in this upset-happy loop, but as; took a 19-7 pasting last Saturday, said: "I don't see who can stop them." No provision has been made by the conference for a substitute team to act as host in the Cotton Bowl New Year's Day, so if the Aggies win the title there will be some ha-sty executive sessions. Most of the other conferences are going according to form with the possible exception of the Southeastern, Auburn, one of the few GETTING JHE POINT—Handled by Pete Smith of Pinewood, S. C., Mitchina was selected as the winner of the National Open Pheasant Dog Championship after field trials at Baldwinsville, N. Y. The white-and-livcB colored pointer is the property of H. W. Denham of Milan, Mich. 8 AL Players Named To '55 Rookie Club ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American League, with 8 of the 11 players named, tops the Sporting News' 1955 rookie all- star team for the first time since 1951. Thp squad, announced Saturday | chers. ,fter a poll of sportswriters con ducted by the NR tipnal Basebiil Weekly, was paced by Washington nst-place team in the American md St. Louis, seventh finished in lie National, with two players each The lineup: Norm Zsiuchin, Boston Red Sox first buse; Hector Lopez, Kansa tity Athletics, second base; Jose Valclivinlso, Washington Senators shortstop; Ken Boyer, St. Loui Cardinals, third base; Elston How ard, New Yankees, left field; Bil Vlrdon. St. Louis center field; Carol. Paula, Washington, right field; Ha Smith, Baltimore Orioles, catcher and Herb Score, Cleveland Indians Frank Lary, Detroit Tigers and Jack Meyer, Philadelphia Phillies, pit- 1TOU CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN WAR* WITH A CLOTHESLINE.. ony mo , e *«, you can keep a tornado from bitting your house. Bo( you con bwy insurance — the right kind, rn the right omovnt. We'N b« glad to advH*. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Oct. 24 8:15 p.m. Bill Curry, Chief Little Eagle and Miss Edith Wad* —Vs.— MiM Patti Neff. Karl (Killer) Kowalski and John Silvers 90 Minete Time Limit — Best } o«t of » Adults 50c — Children 15c Jhrtt 7-fa// Matches: Curry vs. Kowalski Mi» Wade vs. Miss Neff Little Eagle vs. Silvers 30 Minute Time Limit The newspaper defines a rookie a.s a player who had not had more than 45 days of major league experience in a previous season. The team batting average of .270 was second lowest in the six years the team has been named but its home run total of 99 was seven more than the previous mark, set by the 1950 and 1954 teams. SwinkTightensGrip On Rushing Lead DALLAS (AP) -— Texas Christian's Jim Swink roamed for 124 yards against Miami last week to just about nail clown the ball-carrying championship of Southwest Conference football. The Christian star increased hi surprising show oil le£ld to 222 ^ ards over Henr win over Southern Moore. Arkansas fullback, who go Methodist or join Rice and Arkan- ouly 54 yards against Mississippi sas amone the also-rans. Arkansas Sw ' jnlc a3so added some to hi and Rice each has lost two games margin m total offense but still 1, and can be considered throuph. I wi[hi " striking distance m thi, There'll also be a do-or-die game department, at Waco Saturday where Baylor ll^-lard Average and Texas Christian, each a one-' The hard-runnng TCU halfback time loser, get together to see) has rolled up 693 yards on 89 who's to retain an outside chance; carries in six games—an averag at the title. 14-7-1 Slate While Baylor was taking Us lumps irom the savage blocking and gang-tackling Aggies. Texas Christian was adding polish to the conference's intersectional record with a 21-19 victory over Miami. This, coupled with Southern Methodist's triumph over Kansas, gave the league a record of 14 victories against seven losses and one tic against outside teams. Arkansas was the only team to fail in intersectional warfare. The Hazorbacks took ft 17-7 licking from Mississippi. There's one intersectional game on the schedule this week with Rice playing Kentucky at Lexington. Mixed Tag Bout On Legion Card Miss Patti Neff and Miss Edith Wade lend their feminine talents to male heavyweights once again night as Promoter once again present Mike Meroney six-way mixed tag match in the feature bout of the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling bouts. Miss Neff is scheduled to team with Karl Kowalski and John Silvers in the feature bout while Miss Wade of 115 per contest. Walter Fondren of Texas niovec up on Moore as he racked up H; yards against Rice. He now is 10£ yards back of the Arkansas run ner, who has gained 471 yards. John Roach. Southern Methodis quarterback, passed for 54 yard. and ran for 37 against Missour and now has a total offense of 64 —52 behind Swink. Joe Clements of Texas passei for 85 yards against Rice an< leads the throwers with 48 com pletions out of 85 for 584 yards Roach is second with 30 of 74 fo: 411. Roach tops the punters with an average of 41.1 yards on 14 kick and he's the leading punt returne with an average of 18.8 yards on six runbacks. Swink leads th kk'koff returners with an average of 25.4. Shriewer Top Receiver Memin Schriewer of Texas top the pass-receivers with 15 catche. for 194 yards. Texas A&M has taken over the joins forces with newcomer Bill I Miss Wade. Curry and Chief Little Eagle. This will be the third straight week of mixed six-way tag wrestling which seems to have gone over real big with Blytheville far.;. In the preliminary bouts Curri will take on Kowalski, Silvers meets Little Eagle and Miss Neff tackles "C'mon/ Let the others have a chance to drive the fabulous '56 Pontiac!" Once they get behind the wheel of a new '56 Pontiac, it'« like puttinf teeth to get 'em out! It'* no wonder ... the fabulous '56 Ponti«c oCfen an entirely new motoring experience! Come on in and drive Hik gnat new ow and guide the thrilling new 227-h.p. Strato-Streak V-«.. 1 you'll react tlie same wny .. . they all do! NOBLE GILL PONTIAC INC Fifth ft Walnut Phone 3-o817 defensive leadership, allowing an average of 202.2 yards per game. Texas Christian tops in team offense with 328.8 yards.per game but the Aggies are only 21.3 behind. The Kansas City Athletics have two brother combinations. They are Bobby and Wilmer Shantz and Cloyd and Cletus Boyer. remaining major unbeatens. is rM- ing atop the standings, and Georgia Tech, the favorite, is no better than fourth. , Here's how the other major conferences stand: Pacific Coast UCLA, the choice, is riding high, the only unbeaten, untied team in league play. Big Ten-Michigan, another favorite, i-s out front, but its 14-13 squeaker over Minnesota Saturday gave a measure of encouragement to Ohio Slate, which all but eliminated Wisconsin 26-16. Big Seven-Oklahoma took care of Colorado, the only team figured to give it a run. 58-21. The Sooners now have won 24 in a row and the end isn't in sight. .Maryland Set Atlantic Coast Conference Maryland seems certain to sail through undefeated and untied and play Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Ivy League-Yale was rated No. 1 at the start but has been unable to shake Princeton. They're tied for the lead and meet Nov. 12. Southern Conference-West Virginia, No. 8 in the country, is tied for lead with little Davidson, each with 3-0. The big giime this week will pit unbeaten, untied Navy agajnst once-defeated Notre Dame. The Middies played under wraps in crushing Penn 33-0 Saturday by way of confusing the Notre Dame scouts in Franklin Field. The Irish rebounded from their defeat by Michigan State by'club- bing Purdue 22-7. My master likes MELROSE Kentucky Bourbon Years Old Smart pup! Knows when to remind his master to drink "die very best". . . Melrose 6-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Remind yourself co try it— enjoy the very best for less! $•« 69 ONLY I 'A Pt. ___ KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY.86 PROOF.MELROSE DISTILLERS CO..N.Y) FOR SALE 620 Acres of . / Good Farm Land Located on U.S. 61 Highway near Hayti, Mo. PRICED TO SELL! 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