The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Undefeated Arkansas Sets Sights on Baylor Hogs, Bears to Clash In Dad f s Day Contest FAYETTEVILLE — The short but spirited tradition of Dad's Day at Arkansas invades the campus scene as the still- undefeated Razorbacks prepare for a visit by the wounded Bear from Baylor University this weekend. Meeting for the 32d time In a series now 43 years old, the game brings together the same opponents that inaugurated Arkansas' Dad's Day in 1950. Peering unsteadily from the loftiest perch In the Southwest Conference, the Razorbacks — like their fierce counterpart—draw some satisfaction from battling Brother Bruin in open field—far from his native habitat. For, as statistics of the fight have proven, even the fighting tenacity of the wildest razorback has been subdued upon entering the den of the Bear. Baylor has won all H games played at Waco—losing (by a 12-5 margin) only when visiting Arkansas. The game will find Arkansas probing deeper into conference competition while the remainder of the league — including Texas Christian which lost to the Porkers, 20-13— tries to improve upon the intersectional mark. The contest also pits two of the loop's top point- producing teams together—Arkansas having scored 61 points in two games while Baylor has countered with 91 in three outings. Sprinkled With Upsets Their 31-game rivalry has been cprinkled with upsets, some few one-sided runaways and the artful use of the field goal. For Baylor, the Razorback game has been the introduction of a new star to the Southwest Conference in post-war games. First it was Adrain Burk — the one-time Junior College wonder, then his understudy Larry Isbell. The 1954 season has already ushered in Bobby Jones, a sophomore passing star of Isbell proportions—Arkansas will tie his conference baptism. The Razorbacks and Bears got things started three yeers before the conference was even formed— in 1912. Then, Arkansas journeyed to Waco for a Monday afternoon game after losing to Texas A&M in Dallas the previous Saturday, 20-0. The Razorbacks faired little better against Baylor, dropping a 6-0 game. Arkansas made quick work of Baylor the following year in Fayetteville, 34-0, then did not meet the Bears again until 1921. 60-13 in 1922 A 13-12 victory (Ben winkleman's extra point did the trick) that year preceded the most one-sided game of them all in 1922. Baylor started slowly but scored 40 points in the second half to rout Arkansas, 60-13 That's the most points ever recorded over Arkansas by a conference rival. The 1922 and 1924 Baylor teams were conference champions (Baylor won in '24, 13-0)—the last for the Bears. The two schools met for the first and only time in Texarkana in 1928 with one of the most spectacular games of the series Baylor entered the game a solid favorite after a 14-13 loss to mighty Army, while the Porkers had been winning at the expense of smaller schools. When it was all over the Razorbacks had stopped Baylor cold, 140. The Bears didn't forget it quickly, however, and added three straight wins to their record before dropping an equal number to Arkansas in Little Rock in 1532-3-4. Dwlght Sloan threw two TD strikes in the 1936 game— Arkansas' championship year—to give the Porkers a 14-10 win after trailing 10-0 at the end of the third quarter. Once again, however, Baylor countered with three exciting wins. A nationally-ranked Bear eleven recovered a fumble and turned it into a touchdown with 30 seconds left in '37 for a 20-14 win; while sophomore Bob Nelson added a 25- yard field, goal with 23 seconds remaining on the clocK to win a 9-7 game in 1938. The latter loss for Arkansas was particularly rude—com- , ing at RazDrback Stadium dedica- | tion time. Hogs Won in 1946 John Barnhill's arrival at Arkansas ushered in another conference champion in 1946 and a 13-0 win over Baylor. From then on however, nothing could stop the Baptists. They "upset" an Arkansas team that was favored (or at least rated even) three straight time 17-9, 23-7 and 35-13 in 1947-8-9. In the first game, Baylor came from behind a 9-0 third quarter score. Dad's Day seemed to be the tonic needed, for in the following year at the inaugural of this annual game Arkansas romped to a 27-6 victory. That set the pace for a pair of close wins in the next two years. Baylor claimed a 9-7 win in '51 on George Bracato's expert placement; while a late fourth- quarter TD gave Arkansas a 20-17 triumph the following season. Few games in the past, however, have been as tightly contended as Bowden wyatt's first Arkansas game with Baylor—in 1953. A heav ily favored and unbeaten Baylor team stared at a 7-0 Arkansas edge at the halftime before coming back late in the game with the winning touchdown in a 14-7 contest. The Razorbacks, who have been in the habit of facing all kinds of odds in their conference battles, face a new one this weekend. Now that they've won their first game in Texas In six years; they will attempt to win the TCU-Baylor combination for the first time since 1946 and for the fourth time since they started playing them together in 1932. Arkansas also faces the prospect of trying to win their fourth consecutive game. They ended the '53 season with a win and have opened the present campaign with two victories. It's been six years since the Porkers won as many as four games in a row—1947-48—when they won five including the Dixie Bowl victory. Syracuse Wins In Little Series LOUISVILLE, Ky., (#)—After moving away from the wall which always seems to get behind losers, the Syracuse Chiefs head for home Wells And Pumps For Form Crop Irrigation Equipped to drill any Size Well "You can't irrigate without water." ARKANSAS WELL COMPANY PO-3-4110 131 E. Main '4 Osceola Juniors Play Paragould Seminoles to Observe Homecoming in Tilt Tomorrow Night OSCEOLA—The Osceola junior Seminoles, boasting a 3-1 record, will be out to keep their record of only one defeat for the season tomorrow night when they tangle with Paragould Bullpups in the juniors 1954 homecoming tilt. The game was earlier reported as scheduled for Paragould but it will be played at Hale Fielo. here. Always a tough foe the Bullpups have one of their better junior teams of the past few years and will be out to put a smear on the Seminoles Homecoming festivities. However, Coach Jim Lee Stevens' eleven boast a fine array of backs in their split-T attack and could prove themselves as one of Osceolas' outstanding Junior teams in the past If they can get over this tilt. They still have two of their toughest foes remaining after the Paragould game when they meet Jones- bdro and Blytheville, but a win Thursday night may be the injection needed to go the remainder of the way on their schedule with no more defeats. the homecoming activities are scheduled to get under way at 7.45 with game time set for 8:00. today. They take along a 6-3 de- ilsion over Louisville in the third game of the Little World Series. Play will be resumed at Syracuse tomorrow night, with Louisville holding & 2-1 edge In the best four- of-seven games. Rain kept last night's contest to seven innings as Syracuse used John Meyer, strikeout leader of the International League, and Kent Peterson to tame Louisville. FLEET'S IN—Quarterback George Welsh, left, called on Bob Craig and the halfback ran 126 yards in 10 attempts against William and Mary to give Navy a flying start. (NEA) Football 'Upsets' Not Upsets At All, Veteran Lou Little Soys NEW YORK (#>—Football upsets re not upsets at nil, says Columbia's Coach Lou Little, who refuses to concede that the antiplatoon rule has proved the "great equalis- er" of the autumn sport. "It's no upset when Purdue scores 27 points on Notre Dame," the bespectacled ringmaster of Morningside Heights said. "It's no upset when South Carolina beats Army and Army beats Michigan. These are teams paying within their own class and in this modern game of football the fortunes of a game shift swiftly — a couple of good passes and a breakaway run can turn defeat into victory. 'I think football games today are won by superior coaching and superior personnel. A team takes advantage of its opportunities and wins — but It's not an upset unless the team is playing out of its class." Still a strong proponent of the unlimited substitution rule, Little said this year's all-star college football game in Chicago proved that the one-platoon system is not a levcler of strength. "The pros had to discard the unlimited substitution rule and play with the college restrictions," he said. "This was supposed to make It a ci^er game. Instead, the pros (Detroit Lions) won 31-6. They could have won by twice as much." Reserve Power Is Problem As Sooners Prep for Texas Read Courier News Classified Ads. Wilkinson Works Subs In Practice By SAUL FELDMAN NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is the nation's no. 1 football team today but to watch coach Bud Wilkinson switch . his men around in practice, one would think he hadn't won a game in a year. Actually, Oklahoma has won 11 straight, including Its opener against California and its encounter against Texas Christian. Last Saturday was an open date. The all-Important game against Texas comes up Saturday in the Cotton Bowl and Wilkinson faces the task of finding- a second team that can take over from the first eleven in the relief role. Last year, the Sooners hud two teams of almost equal caliber but half of the players were lost through graduation. This season the two close contests didn't give Wilkinson much time to judge his sophomores in action and he can't hit on an effective second eleven. Three Sophomores At the present, the first team has three sophomores with two of them — and both from Texas — apparently sot, They are right tackle Edmon Gray of Odessa and quarterback Jim Harris of Terrell. The big question mark is. the fullback spot, where Wilkinson has been experimenting with sophomores Jerry Tubbs, of Brccken- ridge, Texas, and Billy Prlcer. Letterman Robert Burrls, who looked like a sure-fire bet for starting fullback and was even pegged us an All-America candidate In pre-season speculation, has been moved to second string right half. Harris did a stellur job In directing the Sooners in the second ha!' of their hectic game against TCU after Oklahoma's star spllt-T signal caller Gene Calame had the tip of his collar bone broken off. He Is out indefinitely. Weather a Factor The even greater urgency for a second team for the Texas game is because of the usually hot autumn weather this time of year in Dallas. It's not unusual tor the series, which started back in 1901, to be played in 100 degree weather. It was an old trick of Dana X. Bible, former Texas coach, to let Oklahoma run itself down in the first half back when the Sooners were light on material. Then in the second half, the Longhorns would surge back to overpower the pooped Sooners. To add to Wilkinson's worries, his scouts report Texas has two teams of equal size and speed and fine material down through the fifth team. Heavyweights Norkus and Powell Fight Tonight in Television Bout SAN FRANCISCO (/P>— Spurred by the announcement that the winner will be considered a contender for a shot nt Rocky Marciano's title, heavyweights Charley Norkus of Port Washington, N,Y.. and Charlie Powell, San Diego, battle it out here tonight in a scheduled 10-rounder. It promises to bt a brawl. The pair are swingers with not much in the way of ring science. The fight will be nationally televised from the Civic Auditorium, starting at 10 p.m., EST. over CBS network. Al, Vvoiu, manager of Marclfino. announced here yesterday he would consider the winner a contender for a possible crack nt the crown next summer. Marclano Is here to referee one of the preliminaries and will take a good look at the main eventers. Powell, a 6-foot-3 fast puncher, will be making his TV debut after scoring knockouts in his last 10 bouts. He's strictly on the green side, with only 33 rounds of fighting behind him, but he throws leather swifter than any heavy seen around here in years. Norkus. 6 feet 1%, win give away height and weight but it doesn't bother him. He's had a lot more experience and has faced better opposition than Powell. The Easterner is expected to weigh between 100-93 and Powell, 212. Ralph Chesnauskaa, Army football guard, is a regular on the West Point hockey team and played left field on the Cadet baseball squad. At the Atlantic City race track the daily doubles players plunged on Tee Shirt and Ready to Wear. Tee Shirt paid a nifty $10.20 In th« first race, but Ready to Wear flopped into the wet wash in th« third race, paid only $4,00 to show. Announcing Election November 2 for AIdermon-3rd Ward four mpport li needed (or • nrogrcmivo city (overnmenl. Jimmy (J. 0.) 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