The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER «. 1954 Chicks, Paps Work Hard for Whitehaven »*** * * # * Knee Injury Has Abbott Sidelined Blytheville'.s Chicks and Paps ran through (heir final paces today as they wind up preparations for the invasion of Whilehaven, Tcnn., teams this weekend. The Paps are scheduled to meet the Whitehaven juniors here tomorrow nifjht and the Chicks take on the Tigers' senior team in their second home showing of the season Friday night. The Paps, in top physical strength, ran through light limbering up drills at Haley Field tins afternoon to wind up their prc- game conditioning while the chicks went through their final rough pases on the practice field. The Chicks are expected to take the field Friday night minus at least one starter. Charles (Bug) Abbott, the hard running Junior who has been sharing fullback duties with Kenneth Fisher, was rid- Rice, Wisconsin On TV This Week By JOE MOOKIIIL CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten's kick for regional tele- ing the sideline yesterday m street v j s j on ap p cars O ut of hounds these (toys. Three conference clothes, suffering from a wrenched 4 u ', i , 1 , ,,, _ , _ 41 _ „;,;, , ... :il _ _ knee received in practice Monday. Probably Won't Play Although there was no official word from the Chick coaches, the knee injury is expected to keep Abbott sidelined Friday night, leaving Fisher, who Is Just beginning to get back in shape alter an appendectomy five weeks ago to handle all the fullback chores. And to add to Coach Russ Mosley's woes, an other starter was a mere observer yesterday. Bobby Jones, starting blocking buck, watched most of yesterday's workouts from the sidelines. He IB reported to be nursing sore ribs received in Monday's scrimmage session. However, Jones is expected to be ready to go Friday night. The Chicks spent most of yesterday's practice session working on pass defense. They borrowed Char- He Coalter, the Paps' fine litle split-T quarterback and ran Whitehaven pass plays with the Chicks' backs defending. The Chicks capped off the practice session with a 30-minute long hard scrimmage. Huffman Looking Good One of the brightest spots in yesterday's workouts was the defensive play of sophomore guard Bo Huffman. Time after time the 170 pound soph refused to be moved out of the play and knifed through for the tackle, Huffman, clubbed as one of the hardest workers In the Chicks' camp, has been sharing the left guard duties with Jerry Nail. The Chicks will climtix their pre- game workouts with a lipht limbering-up drill under the Haley Field lights tomorrow night. Whitehaven will bring a team to BJytheville that has lost only one game this season. The Tigers were beaten 13-6 last week by South Side, one of the top teams in the Memphis Prep League. Before the loss, the Tigers had won three straight games. teams have already appeared on the national screen with a fourth and possibly the best coming up. The North America sailing championship, lor the second time, is held by 19-yenr-old Loyola University freshman, Gene Wnlel, of New Orleans. He has a Lightning Class sloop. Osceola to Play Redskins Friday Underdog Scminolcs Take Search for First Win to Pocdhontas . With four losses on their record the Osccola Scmlnotcs will once apaln be the underdog in their panic Friday night, with the Poeahontas Redskins at the In tier's home field. The Seminoles have not as yet. broken into the win column but have shown they have that desire to do so. The 195-1 version of the Seminoles, probably one of the most inexperienced Scmlnolc teams in ninny years, are victory hungry and although they huve gone down In their first four games, they .him; shown vast improvement with HRC and could possibly break the sound barrier Friday night. Last year's Seminoles played one ol the most inspired games agnlnst Pocahontas ever seen on Hale Field when they overcame n 13-0 1'oca- hontns lend at hnlftime and went on to win 20-20. Conch Hill Beiill is in high hopes his Warriors can repeat their 1953 performance. i In their game with the Buidette i eleven Friday night, Uie Renilnolps made several goal-line stimd.s against the North Mississippi Coun- tlans l-o hold them to a (i-0 score. However, their offensive bogged down in. crucial positions and the Indian buck field could never make the break-away run although they penetrated the Pirate .secondary several limes for sizeable gains. Pocahontas held a powerful West, Memphis team to a H-6 cniint Fri- 1 night to Indicate they have a pretty fair ball club themselves for for the Blue Devils from Critlen- i County have om; of the better teams in Northeast Arkansas. Two weeks ago TV fans .saw Iowa whip Michigan State. Last week Stanford humbled Illinois and on Saturday's menu Is the Wisconsin-Rico encounter. Not only will the TV-vinwnr .see a .Big Ten favorite up the Southwest Conferonre defcndini; cochfimpion and Cotton Howl victor, but shaping up is a contest of Individuals: Wisconsin's Alan 'The Horse) Ainnchu vs. fabulous Dicky Mooglc of Rice. Cotton Bowl Star Mopfjle is the Hume youngster runs so Infuriated Alabama in the Cotton Bowl -January I hut a 3Ulh intin . not off the bench to tackle the Owl speedster when he was clear and away to a 95- yard touchdown jaunt. M oot,' I c hasn't let up since. Ayainst Rico victims Florida and Cornell this year, hi! has averaged 13.7 yards In Ifi carries. The first got his hands Cornell, he swept four times be the ball for touchdown runs of IB, 40, 10 and 78 yards. Rico iwhllcltor BUI Wiilfmorc. telling (be Chicago football writers about Mocfrle yesterday, brought out Ihat Dk:ky was quite a player even before the bovv-1 game. Sixth In Hushing "Me wa.s sixth in rushing nationally hist, yenr with 833 ynrd.s," said Whit more. 'Of he wa.s in lie shadow ol All America Johnson, nur fullback last year. Johnson rushed for i)-M yards bul. had 73 morr; carries than he believes the of Rice against Wisconsin defense, qualifying that he wasn't selling the Hadn't* ottense .short. Wisconsin's iinsu'cr, of course, is Aineche. But flint's not all. Badger f111 ai*(erhacks Jim Miller and Jim Hnlu.ska nre passing at. a .7(iO clip this seii.son. co into l he Pom hom as nffnir us deli nitt 1 underdoes- but they were j ulsn in Unit role yenr when • The Devils beat Osccnla 3-1-0 iwo j they pullrrl oft one of the year's! weeks ago, .so the Seiuinoles will' bluest tipseus. j BO HUFFMAN Sudbury Wins In Y League Lange Is Defeated 2-0 in Grade School Football Thriller Coach Robert Birmingham's Sudbury font ball team continued their victory string yesterday with a 2-0 decision over a touyh Lange team a Little Park, giving them a 2-C mark for the season. The only score of the game came in the fourth pMod wh'en quarter- hack -ferry Hill faded to pass from his own end zone and wa.s .smeared by n ha rrl c h a I - K i tip Slid bu ry line Until that, point, it had been n see-saw battle, played mostly In mid field. The Lange team blew its only scoring opportunity on (he opening kirkoff, when tackle Clem McBride received the kick on his own 45 and sprinted down the .sideline behind a perfect screen of blorkers, hut .stepped out of bounds on the Siittlmry 1!5. They were unable to mmertUe u scorititf dviv« uftev thnt, Sudbury did not threaten seriously until the closing moments of the game. Following the Lan^R. -safety and the ensuing kick-off from the Lanye 'JO. the Sudbury team raim storming hack and had the ball on tin 1 Limye two when the tianie ended The next Grade school name will i'b played at Little Park Friday afternoon with Lange meeting Cenrtal. Sports Roundup— Fans Like Canadian Football By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK 1/rV—The Camidinn football season has reached roughly Its halfway point, and this secm.s a likely point at which to find out what the impact of the more skittish brand of ball played beyond the northern border has been on the great American television public. NBC. which has sent out six games and has .six to go plus tlu 1 regular playoffs, is highly pleaded with the reaction. Its mail is averaging around 60 per cent of that of last season, wjien the network handled the NCAA's college Game of the Week, the feature it is bucking now 10 pome extent with the Canadian version. "The figure is more impressive when you realize that we haven't been asking for written comment .Lucky at Horses — Unlucky at Baseball OCEANPORT, N.J. (*»)—The racing season which ended the other day at the Monmomh Park Jockey Club after a 50-day meeting showed that the Darby Dan Farm was leading stable with $65.800 in purse winnings lor ten victories. Eight other stables won $30.000 or more in purses. The Darby Dan stable is owned by John W. Galbrcaih, who also is a baseball magnate. In baseball he is less lucky than in horses. His baseball financial interest is in the Pittsburgh Pirates, well down in the National League race. the .way \ve did scn.son," .said an NBC official. "Wo asked tor it every panic year at our .sponsor's, but have mentioned it only twice from Canada." 10-1 In Favor While the thousands who have expres.sed an opinion have commended the network by n mai'Kiii of 10-1 for , proviriinp (he early i.Saiurday atternoon enleriiimment. | they have split widely on their j liking for the Canadian Ruine— i that is. as compared with its ; American lorbear. Who knmv.-; l>m what their reaction will ro.Milt one day in bringing the two yames more closely toother? | The A me lie an viewer e> pee i ally j likes the absence ot timeouts in i the Canadian tin inc. He, al>o likes the Canadian rule which makes it ! mandatory to try to run the ball out when it is kicked into the end zone. He likes the rouge—(lie single point scored when the ball i kicked nut of the end /one mn which is largely responsible (or (hi tact that there lias not been a tii .si-oro in the past KM gami'K played in the Canadian League. Three Pnwn Itule On I he other hand, the American tan isn't so sure tbal lie likes the three-down C;ina<inin rule. . Sonif do, tiui as ninny others com- i plain thai il t'.ivo.s the attacking i team much less freedom of action i than our four downs do. They say jtlie Canadian otfensc U too prone i to settle into a run-pas.'^kick rou- j hue on each sequence ol downs. : What the American (an misses ; moM is downiield blocking and | blocking m front of the receiver of punts. They like to see the ball : calTi'ir Ki-i a chaiu'f tor his life. They are not too keen oil the Canadian system ol penali/.int; n down for a nilt mil-action in.--t-'ad of Meppm£ ott yardaiu 1 . us vvv do. . HroacUy. ihmit;h. the average , American set owner seems to be .willing 10 t;o on watching the ; Canadian brand ot fnoiball so lorn: ' as it helps keep him away trom I autumn yard work. i 49'er Linemen Under Knife PALO ALTO, Ciillf. i,Ti- Snn r'ranci.'-cn .Iflcr.s linemen Ari. Michalik und Don Burke both urn. 1 ope- ulcrl on yesterday for torn !it:n- lents of (he left knee and will bi> ul lor (he ,sea.--o]i. Dr. William G'Onuly, team physi- lan, said "excellent repair* have een effected." but talked only of iH'ini! the boys back in the lineup 1955. HESIER'S C BEST GRADE A Per TON L l Tins Tax on '.! Tons itr MniTt S. Highway (il Phono I'Oplar .'i-.'tlSfi Hack and Staff Sign Contracts CHICAGO 1*1—Tlif Chiraso Cubs announced yesterday th«t Man:ifi. r SI an H;irk and hi.s Ihn'C-mcinbfr coachinB Milff hud sipncrt onc-yrar comiTict.s for Ilex! season. Tenn.s wore not announred. Thp roaches who signed lip for another year are Bob Cchettmp. Dutch Leonard and Ray lilndes. your toast means most with.. NEW LOCATION LAW OFFICE OF JAMES M. GARDNER Now Located In ANTHONY BLDG.—115 N. 2nd (Ntxt Door to City Hall) ph. .1-3272 Dislillril from Kentucky Limestone w.Tter and choice grains matured in charred, seasoned oak barrels. '/Vin/'.swliy it tastes hotter. not 30% not 40X not 50% PfS 100. BOURBON! m smitm IO«I»OH «im«[f • i mar Km oisnmvc co.,.cuw>iii, wnuui. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Charlie Salas, 151. Phoenix, outpointed Chico Varona, 150, Havana, 10. Boston — Ed Sanders, 216, Boston, and Burl Whitehurst. 186 1 /:;. Baltimore, drew, 10. Sacramento. Calif — Ramon Pu- entf'.s, 147, Los Angeles, outpointed Ernie Greer, HI, Oakland, 12. Stanford Center Is Voted AP's Lineman of the Week Plans Are Same, Williams Says Red Sox Slugger Goes to Miami to Look After Business MIAMI, Pla. iff)— Ted Williams was back in Miami today to look after his fishing tackle business and other Interests, but he gave no indication he will play baseball next year. Williams told Jimmy Burns, sports editor of the Miami Herald, on arrival from Maine last night that his retirement from baseball is official—"right as I feel at this moment." "Williams' good nature was ruffled slightly when I presisted on retirement theme, reminding that a sports writer friend of his said In a Sporting News article, Ted will be back," Burns wrote. "I'll appreciate it if you dont ask me again," Burns quoted Williams. The slugger is a partner in a fishing tackle business and also is interested in a business, venture with golfer Sam Snead which he said "shows great potentialities." "I've got a lot of things to do and a lot of places to go," Williams said. "I'm going to be a busy man." CSL Directors To Talk Finances GREENVILLE, Miss, yp) — Tha directors of the Class C Cotton States League will meet Oct. 17 to discuss a financial report termed by league President Judge Emmet I Harty as the "most disastrous" in Defensive Play in Illinois Game Wins Goldberg Honor By TED MEIER Associated Press Sportswriter Jerry Goldberg, 20-year-old Stanford senior center, was selected today as the first Associated Press "lineman of the week" for the 1954 football season. Goldberg, a 60-minute man, played a major role in Stanford's surprise 12-2 victory over Illinois in Saturday's nationally televised game from Palo Alto. He was the man mainly responsible for keeping Illinois touchdown twins. J. C. Caroline and Mickey Bates, bottled up. Stanford Coach Chuck Taylor explained it this way: j "Our whole defense was keyed to I Goldberg getting through the holes i left by the Illinois guards pulling J out to run interference. He played j well on every play and turned in one of the most solid games." Played Offense Well Goldberg, a 195-pounder from Hollywood, Calif., also lived up to his reputation as one of the outstanding offensive linemen on the Pacific Coast. He snapped the ball well and did a topnotch chore of blocking. Goldberg's selection followed the naming of Lenny Dawson, Purdue halfback, as the "back of the week" on Tuesday. Daw^on fired four touchdown passes that led Purdue to a surprise victory over Notre Dame. Paper Says Indians | May Be Sold CLEVELAND (,?t—The Cleveland News said yesterday that two different groups are ready to buy control of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The newspaper, which said the figure to be bid by each for the team would be around 3^ million dollars, added that "offers will \t* marie in writing shortly, and if * price acceptable to major stockholders is reached, a sale to one group or the other will be completed before Jan. 1." • Donald W. Hornbeck, secretary l the club and its legal representa- the league's history. In his letter calling the fall meeting at El Dorado, Ark., Harty said tiv e. said, "I know of at least or the statement of operations "is a I 8 roQ P and Possibly two that have mte to the zeal and ingenuity show » &ome interest in buying the trib to me. But 1 have seen no legal offers, and I know of none being made." if not the judgement of the club [ clubu S°™ people^ have^talked owners." "~~ ""* n ' " Harty expressed hope for the future and told the club owners of the six-team league that he had it LOU Groza, top place kicker of on "highest authority" that there i the Cleveland Browns, had his was a possibility of financial assist- kicking foot injured in an elevator i ance from the major leagues. accident when a boy. 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