The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 5, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 8, 1954 Weekend Looks Dark For Southwest Teams Antonelli Sports Best ERA Record Giant Lefty Led Both Leagues with Sparkling 2.29 By BEN' OLAK NEW YORK (.?)—Southpaw Johnny Antonelli posted the lowest earned run average among major league pitchers while producing 21 victories and six shutouts for the New York Giants during the regular 1954 season. Antonelli, who had his talented Scouts Paint Gloomy Picture in Reports By THE ASSOCIATED 1'KKSS To hear the scouts talk, things never looked darker for the Southwest Conference in intersectional football than they do this weekend. The cloak-and-dagger boys of the conference painted a gloomy picture Monday lor three of the five conference teams which go outside the loop for opposition this weekend, when, Rice will tnki off early tti reward (or the 20-13 victory over TCU week, but Wyatt worked the reserves long and hard in preparation for Baylor. wisconsHi, icAiia pleasant injury prob play Southern California and South- ! Lon^-horns .and Bears crni Methodist will meet Missouri. ! a new v,-eek of traininj ' ' - — '--' nen Baylor (aces Arkansas in a con- left hand in twoi' erence clnsh, Tcxns plays Oklahoma, and Texas A&M goes against Houston in the other games. Rice scout Joe Davis called third rX of the Giants* World Series triumphs over —— :Cleveland, per- ranked Wisconsin the best team in mitted 66 earned the country after seeing the Bad runs in 259 nings for ft ... gets pluy Mnrquettc nnrt ir- State, and Rice coach Jess Ncely kling 2.29 earned put the Owls through an extra- run mark, stalls- stiff workout on the strenth of the Lies compiled by statement. The Associated Press disclosed today. Mike Garcia of — the Indians, Johnny Antonelli ig-game winner captured the American League ti tie with a 2.64 average, barely edging Chicago's Sandy Consuegrn, who finished with 2.67. Gave up 76 Garcia gave up 76 earned runs in 250 innings and Consuegra, with a 16-3 won-lost record, allowed 46 in 155. A pitcher must work at least 154 innings to be considered for the Owls In Better Shape The Owls probably will be in Ul better shape for the Wisconsin a than they were for Cornell. Neely didn't need tackle Orvillc Trask, fullback Mac Taylor and crown. Lew Burdette of Milwaukee wound up a poor second to Anto- nelH in the National League, giving up 74 earned runs In 237 frames for a 2.81 slate. Lew won 15 games and lost 14. Gomez Third Ruben Gomez of the Giants, another World Series victor, finished third with 2.84 on 70 earned runs in 222 innings. He had a 17-9 won- CRASHPROOF — Extra protection for automobile and motorboat racing drivers is built into this plastic helmet Glass- reinforced, it is reported to be lighter than aluminum, but with impact resistance stronger than steel. (NEA) i-. nui inn.1. ...i Texas and Bay lot flotb fare un- Wlsconsln. Texas Christian will I pleasant injury problems as the P m« ™«/i spilth. - - ,. __ ... ; «___ s moved j nto horns have lost center d'cighton Younger for the -season with a shoulder injury, tackle Lang ford Snetnl for thi'tM! wccv..-* with (mother sore wing, fullback Dill Lonf with had teeth and halfback Delano Wmmick with a ley Injury. U>IH and Wormu:k miwht make it bud against Oklahoma Saturday. Dujirce Injured Baylor will luce Arkansas without the boy considered their best- bet for All-America honors—-halfback L. G. Dupre<;—who went out Of lust week's game with Miami for a five-week stay with a broken ankle. Tackle Jtimo.s Ray Smith and guard Henry Riilherlord have less .serious hurts., Reuben Saagc will take over fullback chores agnliist Arknnsas as Weldnn Holley moves to Dupre's halfback spot. Texas A&M, sllll jubilant from its upset over Georgia week, didn't even have a workout for ends John Held and Marshall Cr. ford when the Owls whacked Cornell, but he'll welcome them back for this week's tussle. All were ailing last Saturday. TCU will face a multiple offence which backfleld coach Wnl- ter Ronch calls "thoroughly resourceful" when the Horned Frogs meet USC Friday night. Roach told the team USC is "big, rough and fast" as the Frogs went to work on their defense. Sophomore sensation Charles Curtis, Injured last week, returned to action as the Frogs worked out without pnds. Things were hardly on n Jovial theme at Southern Methodist, either, as the Mustang conches hit the tenm with a one-two punch consisting of ti resume of last wee's loss to Georgia Tech nnri a preview of this week's clash with Missouri. llojrs Must Play Better Scout Red McClnln told the Mustangs to expect a team that's HO good it will probably be the Big Seven's Orange Bowl representative New Year's Day. First and second-string Mustangs took it easy Monday while the third team got a strong dose of fundamentals. Coach Bowden Wyntt told his Arkansas Hanoi-backs that they will hiive to play better ball if they expect io keep their unbeaten record intact. The first string got lost record. Curt Simmons of the Philadelphia Phillies was fourth with 2.92, followed by Robin Roberts, also of the Phillies with 2.90 and Gene Conlcy of Milwaukee with 2.07. Early Wynn of Cleveland endud up In a third-place tie with teammate Bob Lemon in the American League. Each had an average ol 2.72. Wynn permitted 82 earned runs In 271 innings and Lemon, 78 in 258. Steve Gromrk ol DtMroU was fifth with 2.77. Next came Virgil Trucks of Chicago, 2.78. Whitey Ford of the New Yankees. 2.82. Soutkwest Style of Play Makes Best Pro Players By HARBT GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor CLEVELAND — (NBA) — Nick Kerbawy always has maintained that the more formidable professional football players are those who come out of southern schools, preferably the southwest. players who figured in the triumph. Coach Paul (Bean I3ry»nt kept them around lon& enough to praise their defensive play and then went to work on the freshmen, who meet the TCU Wednesday night. The Aggio.s were to get back In harness Tuesday in preparation for Houston. DKFKNSIVE STALWART — Doing some fine defensive work for the Chicks this year Jimmy Gee, a B team graduate who has been filling in behind Danny Cobb at center. Gee is used primarily as a linebacker but also has seen considerable action on offense. (Courier News Plmlo) CHEERING — C;u-l Spoonei lets cut a yi-11 which cheers , next - year - minded Brooklyn, and j Spooner whifU'd 15 Giants i. ; i York i his major league debut (NEA) Sports Roundup— Trouble Aplenty AheadforAL By GAVLE TALHOT NEW YORK '.?) — The American League only thought it had trouble when it met here a week apo to try to breathe life back into the Philadelphia Athletics. No one c-nn estimate how lont,' it wil). take the younger circuit to recover ..fully from the debacle of the World Series. It was known, of cours'*, that President Will Harridge's league, after seven straight years of dominance, had become badly overbalanced at the top and seriously needed to do something about the five weak sisters in its "second division." Until the Giants went to work on Cleveland's Ill-game winners, the extent to which the entire league had deteriorated was not fully appreciated. Bucs Couldn't L'se Them Let us put it this way: In the third playoff game at Cleveland, when Hank Majeski substituted at third base for ailing Al Rosen, the champions of the American League were playing men at third, •shortstop, first biusr and in ri^ht '. field who could not amoni.; them win ^ regular job on any club in the National League. An oiiii'uil ; ol the eighth-pine!. 1 Pittsburgh Pi•rates snid he couldn't ;iny ot ; them, and that should be fairly ' conclusive. i Will Help Cialr : So what does Hi:.-, porr-nd— the sad show ing-up oi n club which ! hitd broken even with the Yjinkr'c.s j and Chicago White Sox »vri % tin- i regular sca-son win It 1 s!;ui:;htri;in^ ! its lesser league rivals? A N;ition:tl ' t League figure, not connoricri with | the Giants, who was dotiiR some ; celebrating after the final Kiiiin*. ;sairt this: | "Every team in om- league will feel the difference at the nate. I Take New York, which hns .^oinc- | thing tike 50,000 visitors every day i of the sen.son. A lot of thor,e people [want to see a big league piune. land a big majorit; ol thorn have been going to YanKec Stadium. Now they'll want to go io the Polo Grounds to watch Willie Mays. Johnny Antonr-lli. Alvm Dark and Hank Thomp.Min. "We'll ;ill ti'd it whon we pliiy tlu-rc, and we'll loci it in our home parks too. because our fans will know they »iv lookmt; at the best. If there wa.s any question about those trllow.s t'.ctiini; the Athletics out of Philadelphia there won't be any now. The Phillies' home :it! tendance .should jump a qimne.r- million easily." Last Weekend Big One For Army's Red Blaik By WILL GU1MSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — The last weekend was an especially big one for Coach Earl (Red) Blaik of Army. Army's 20-7 uspet victory Michigan, after disappointing Ions to South Carolina in the np(.>n- ng game, was ju:;t part of It. The mnln thing was that Blnik's boys" — former aides who have .stepped out into head coaching job.s — were making names for the in solves everywhere. "TI was a mil tjoort week tor Army nil around," I he Army couch said. "I was proud of our own players. 1 was just as proud to see sonu* ol ouv old associates also come through." Unicorn!) WHS One Principal nf these was Stu Hol- conib of Purclup. {armor Army end coach — his Boilermakers threshed Notre D.'imc 27-14. Murray Wnrnialh. onolime Army line coach, was at the helm of the Minnesota team which crushed PlU.shurtih -16-7. Rob Woodruff, a no! her ox-Blink assistant, is co;u'h ol Ihe Florida learn which whacked Georgia Tech :uid Auburn on siiec'e.v'ive weekend .s. Andy Gnslaf.son, who UM><! .to tutor Army backs, lias his Miami (Fhi.) Humc'iuies nn the prowl — slunnini; Baylor I!M3. All toprthrr, this CITW - Bhuk at Army and his five i'onm-r aides — have ;i record <>t" 1! ^.uues won and two lost for !ho season. had his Blue Devils weighed in the presence of two newsmen, Frank Spencer of the Winston-Salem 'Journal and Hugo Gennino of the Durham Sun, who signed statements attesting to the correctness oi the figures. Georne Pmry. fiv.shm.i:! li iot ball rother direc- HE MEANS IT—Ted Williams, who says he's through with baseball, backs it up with this catch of salmon at Fish River Lake. Me. He caught them in the midst of the Giant-Cleveland Series which held all baseball's n( tent ion—except Bosox' Splendid Splinter. (KEA) Are You Good at Counting r— $ 2 BILLS — I If you like the goad green color, (he soft kitten-car feet of $2 bills, you'll enjoy counting how many you get hack when buying fire insurance at Raymond Zachry .Insurance Aficncy. From every $10 you spend, S2 comes bark. That's (he current 20% dividend, an amazingly large one. Ant) for insurance In one of America's oldest and strongest insurance. companies! There's no heller buy in fire Insurance; there's no faster, friendlier sen-ice than Raymond Xachry's! RAYMOND ZACHRY 118 N. 2nd. Insurance Agency Phone 3-8815 Wells And Pumps For Form Crop irrigation Equipped to drill any Size Well 'You can't irrigate without water." 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The football-betting industry — ranging from a pool to a four-figure bet—is a huge thing. If Kerbawy's opinions were taken to heart by the millions who go in for these things, any threat of even a mild national recession would be squashed quickly. Take the first big Saturday of the season. Odds-makers put Oklahoma at an 18 '/a -point advantage over Texas Christian. This was, to followers of Keroawy line, something akin to being allowed to bet shown a three-horse race. They were right. Oklahoma won with last-gasp touchdown and TCU backers had a bundle. That was nothing new to the Southwest Conference. Year in and year out, If you are looking for football thrills, the southwest Is the place to go. It's crazy-quilt, upset-every-Saturday style sees it taken for granted that the last-place squad will absolutely knock off the leader. * * * Around the nation, only Notre 6-3, 225-pound James Ray Smith touted as the nation's best tackla and Bobby Jones, an unknown until his passes ruined Houston, must be well ranked. Rut the whole conference is filled with young men who can step up on any givan Saturday and pull a run-of-the-mine outfit to victory over a top team. So loaded, in fact, that our idea of good living—almost as good as getting some of that oil down Houston way—is to spend Friday nights picking the Southwest Conference underdogs to win the next day. Uranium Offered To Draw Fans SALT LAKE CITY <£> — A new wrinkle in drawing baseball fans is to give them uranium mining stock. Ten fans of the Salt Lake Bees got 1,000 shares each as gifts in a drawing. Eddie Leishman, president ot the Bees, who won the Pioneer League pennant, said that none of the winning* fans asked for the Brooklyn Bridge instead of uranium stock, A uranium boom is on in the west, he said, and uranium stock is selling for pennies a share. He wouldn't say how many pennies was the value of the stock given to the loyal fans of the Bees. He did specify pennies as the value, not dollars. But, the fans will always have their Bees. Ernie Stautner, a Pittsburgh pro tackle, majored in psychology at Boston College. A U. S. Marine veteran of the Okinawa fighting, he also operates a drive-in theater at Saranac Lake, N. Y. TRY YELLOWSTONE FOR FLAVOR,,. FOR DOWNRIGHT ENJOYMENT GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY TOP KICK—James Ray Smith of Baylor is. touted as the nation' most formidable college tackle. (NEA) Dame has been able to consistently knock off southwest teams. The Irish beat Texas, 21-0, in Terry Brennan's bow, but my advice is to watch the Longhorns carefully the rest of the way. Buck Lansford and Herb Gray, the tackles, will cause trouble galore around their own precincts. Rice figured as a pre-season threat with Dick Moegle a big reason. Baylor's Bears, with Four Top U.S. Pros to Play In Australia CHICAGO f/P) — Ed Furgol, National Open golf champion, and three other top-ranking professionals have been named as United States team members for a month long series of matches in Australia. The games will start Oct. 13. Named with Furgol in the matches sponsored by the PGA and a petroleum company are Tommy Bolt, Dutch Harrison and Marty Furgol. Ed Furgol made the team automatically as National Open titleholder. The others were named off their Ryder Cup standings. Ryder Cup leaders include, in order, Bob Toski, Bolt, Gary Middlecoff, Marty Furgol, Jerry Barber, Lloyd Mfingrum, Harrison, Ted Kroll, Ed Furgol and Jack Burke. However, the PGA said Toski. Middlecoff, Barber and Mangrum declined .to make the trip, and their positions were filled by Marty Furgol, Bolt and Harrison. -firBwen's hate and sirens -fer-ffekidd HOTTE -the news about ADVANCED AUTOMATICS newest of the new washers and dryers. Come in and see foryourself on M-DAY OCT. 6 TOMORROW! 2W-OS W. MAIN ECO. Try Lowe's Take-Home Pac Sliced Barbecue Pork 8 large sliced buns—cole slaw —1 bottle barbecue sauce. Enough for 8 sandwiches. 89 All For CECIL LOWE GROCERY & MKT. Call 3-4597 Between 8 & i) A.M. for Noon Service or Between 1 & 1 P.M. for 6 O'clock Eats MltULM MM IOmt'0 It rtUOWSTOUt, IDC. aillYIUL HKtKll $$$ SAVE $$$ SEE ALVIN Before you buy new fnrnilure—Before you buy used furniture—Before you sell your used furniture for cash —For liberal allowance on trade-ins . . . You Will Be Glad You Did ! ! ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Main SI. Rlytheville. Ark. Phone POplai 2-2302

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