The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 28, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 28, 1955
Page 11
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FRIDAY. OCTOBER W, 1955 BLTTHETTLLB (AKK.)' COORICT WBWf PAGE ELETEW BETWEEN WU HME Blami the muddled coaching set-up for the mediocrity of the New I York football Giants . . . with the quarterbacks never even bothering to consult with head coach Jim Lee Howell during game lulls (they f o to an assistant) . . . and front office man Wellington Mara relay[ ing Instructions from i press box perch — thal'd be like George Weiss telling Casey Stengel when to put on the hit and run . . . Som« o< th« hlfh-puld profes- tlonal football endi rcfuie to itop ,n<l turn for button-hook passes, lou|he«t to defend against — don't like ">« Jarrlot lacklei from behind. Jon Arnett of Southern California first convinced us he had an All-American back attitude after the Rose Bowl last year . . . losing, but far from despondent, Troajns whooped It up in their Los Angeles Town House headquarters, with the party spreading from room to room like a floating crap game — except (or a by-pass where Arnett and tackle Mario DaRe (brother of cine- mactor Aldo Ray) yawned at the ginspired celebrants . . . and quietly crawled ofl to bed ... Jon Amett Could it be the Philadelphia Eagles miss the due coaching hand of Vic Llndskog, fired last winter In a personality clash with head man .loe Trimble? . . . Future book longshot: Jordan Olivar of Yale to plug for the Southern California head job when Willis Hunter comes up for retirement next year and Jesse Hill steps up to athletic director . . . Hal Lahar of Colgate a possibility when California changes . . . What does a Yale football coach do in the couple of hours on a Saturday before his team is to play in the Bowl? Olivar saunters over to nearby field and watches his freshman game , . . Down in the Southeast they blow the All-America horn for guard Franklin Brooks of Georgia Tech. a goad one. but scouts tell you the best lineman In the area Is Mississippi State's Scott Snber . . . Steve Sebo's biggest regret since coming to Pennsylvania (besides not winning a football game): "... that I only asked lor three-year contract. Every coach switching jobs should insist on a four-year deal." . . . Penn's biggest trouble — "you can't teach a boy to run fast." ... It's doubtful Iowa State coach. Vince DiFrancesci will mister mind another tame from the press box, like he did a couple of weeks i t o — rot hli knee« all skinned trying to burrow through the crowd to the dressing room at halftlme Dale Dodrill, the Pittsburgh Steeier's great middle guard, was primarily an offensive lineman during his collegiate days at Colorado ASM . . . Quarterback Jim Finks, having his greatest year, was Steeier defensive halfback the first three years until he broke his neck, literally . . . Finks says he's able to pass better because he's picked up eight pounds — "You throw mostly with your body anyway and the added weight gives me more distance." Sight around Detroit — gargantuan Leon Hart cruising the boule- v»rds in his sporty little Volkswagen Kyle Rote is now a Giant end because they could afford to move him there with halfbacks like Prank Gifford and Alex Webster yet his greatest admirer is Gifford, whose little boy Is named Kyle . . . Eddie LeBaron, who does a job moving the Redskins on the ground and in the air, prefers that men rest their tootsies on the links - he sells electric golf carts . . . It Duqueine de-emphatliing basketball by cutting out scholar- •hipsT . . . Coach Dudley Moore says, "i'es!" ... the ichool says, "Mo _ we Just want our basketball players to know how to read." . . . Between you'n'me, shouldn't those who want to cure boxing's ills try to figure out why Johnny Saxton has twice relinquished his rights to welterweigt title scraps? . . . Long, Colorful Life o Ends for 'Old Fox Clark Griffith. Baseball By HERB ALTSCHULL I WASHINGTON (AP) — Clark Griffith, one of the greatest figures in the history )f baseball, died last night at he age of 85. Summing up the career of the •nan he called "Unk," Calvin Qril- th observed today: "The old man lived an exciting ife and he loved every minute of I ... He had a wonderful life ,nd a peaceful death. No man :ould ask for more." Heir Apparent Calvin is now heir-apparent to he Washington Senators, the club if which the elder Griffith had jeen president since 1919. Few men have had as significant role in the development of the | in the hearts of baseball men. He Washington pitching coac.h. *ui» in »"^ •»*• » • , -- , . . ,, i_.-i Vxlrr f>l»vtn4 WHVi Rrnumi national tport. Griffith helped or-1 and Mack sti K*nli« the American League at figures linkini ganlie the the turn of the century and gave it added jtature by luring the President of the United States to throw out the first pitch as far back ai 1912. They called Griff the "Old Fox" because of his cute antics as I pitcher before the turn of the century. And the name stuck through a series of maneuvers and deals that earned the Senators a prominent role in the American League for many years despite a dearth of big money. High Place A lifelong friend of Connie Mack, now 92 and onetime owner- manager of the Philadelphia Athletics Griffith had a high place early days. lood as the last big ig the sport with Its Griffith entered Georgetown University Hospital a week ago suffering from neuritis. Later he suffered stomach hemorrhages and lung congestion. After a week of he suffered a relapse and died at 8:40 p.m. last night. With him at his bedside were his wife Ann and Calvin. „ Funeral arrangements are to be announced today. The Griffiths had no children, youngsters, all Griffith's relatives. The key figures in the new .organization will be Calvin and his sister Mrs. Thelma Griffith Haynes, wife of Joe Haynes, the but raised seven children of Mrs. Played With Browns Griff—no one called him Griffith —had been masterminding the club up to his last days. Born in a log cabin in Vernon County, Mo., Nov. 20, 1869, Griff became interested in baseball at the age of 13, later pitching for sandlot teams in the midewst. He hit the majors playing for the old St.Louis Browns in the American Assn. In the 1880s and later pitched for the Chicago White Sox and the Senators. He quit pitching in 1907 but was field manager until. 1920. As a pitcher, he won 236 games against 139 losses during his 18- year career as major leaguer His record won him a place in Baseball's Hall of Fame. Michigan-Iowa on TV Irish-Navy Contest Tops Field By ED WILKS The Associated Press The Fight Irish of Notre Dame, geared to "win one for Rock," figure to make or break Navy's fourth - ranked Middies tomorrow as college football passes the midfield stripe of the 1955 season. Notre Dame's run-in with fa 2o at South Bend. Ind. — designated field stripe of the 1955 season. Notre Dame's run-in with Navy at South Bend, Ind. — designated as the Knute Rockne Memorial Game by the Irish — is the No. 1 Tigers Host To Jackson; Hayti at Home CARUTHERSVILLE — Caruth- ersvtlle Tigers play host to Jackson's Indians ID a Big Eight Conference homecoming battle slated to begin at 7:30 tonight at the high school athletic field. Hayti's Indians will also play at home. The Indians play host to Maiden, the team at the cellar of Little Six standings with four losses. Hayti has two wins and one loss in Little Six play. The only other conference game tonight will be in the Big Eight with Cape Girardeau journeying to Slkeston. Non-conference games involving Southeast Missouri teams: Kennett at Dexter, East Prairie at Charleston, El Dorado. HI., at Cairo, and Portageville at Munford, Tenn. game of the day what with Maryland and Oklahoma, the nation's two top clubs, engaged in a couple of breathers. Irish Given Edge Maryland, No. 1 in this week's Associated Press poll, rolls against South Carolina. Oklahoma, No. 2, goes against Kansas State. Both are favorites. Notre Dame, ranked No. 9, has lost only four times in 28 games with the Middies and is favored by a touchdown. Navy, on the threshold of its first unbeaten season since 1925, pins its hopes on George Welsh, the nimbleminded quarterback and passer, and its defensive might—best in the nation. Notre Dame has quarterback Paul Hornung, the runner-passer, and the memory of Rockne, the coaching immortal who aimed for the heart as well as the head in readying his Irish for big games. Michigan-Iowa on TV Michigan and Iowa are on the national TV stage at Ann Arbor, mined to snag the PCC crown am Mich. The Wolverines, who fell •••• AF Academy Plans 40,000-SeatArena DENVER (AP) — A 3-1/2 million dollar arena for th« football Falcons of the U. S. Air Force Academy is planned by a Colorado group, the Air Force Academy Foundation. Plans for a 40,000-seat stadium He said the Air Force secretary at Colorado Springs, permanent site of the Academy, were disclosed today in a copyrighted article by the Rocky Mountain News. Finance Plan Chester Nelson, sports editor of the Denver newspaper, said preliminary plans call for the foundation to issue and sell bonds to finance construction of the bowl- shaped arena. A nationwide public contribution program also was suggested. An architect's drawing of the proposed stadium, prepared by the Air Force construction agency at the direction of Air Secretary Quarles, was shown yesterday at a meeting of the foundation .here. Russell D. Law, chairman of the foundation's board of directors, said Quarles personally had urged construction of the stadium. has indicated he preferred that the stadium be built on Academy grounds rather than elsewhere in Colorado Springs or in Denver. Expansion Provided For Law estimated construction cost at $3,239,000. Though accomodatlng only 40,000 persons upon initial construction, the stadium would be designed to provide for addition later of another 20,000 seats. The Academy now Is located in temporary quarters at Lowry Air Force Base here. Its freshman team is playing its home football games in Denver University Stadium. Owner Jack Dordan picked up Getthere Jack for $5,600 and th» bay gelding won $43,075 in the next six months. from lavor with a 14-13 decision over Minnesota last week and wound up third in the national poll, are out to get another leg on the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl bid as well as regain the No. 1 spot. Michigan is favored by a touchdown and maybe a little more. So is Michigan State. No. 5 in the nation off its decision over Notre Dame, in its Big Ten game at Wisconsin. UCLA (No. 6), beaten only Maryland, doesn't figure by- to have much trouble in a Pacific Coast Conference game with California. West Virginia (No. 1) is favorefl by two TDs and then some at Marquette. Auburn (No. 8), heading for its first Southeastern Conference crown, carries the same Weight against Tttlane. USC Two TD Favorite Southern Cal, (No. 10), deter- from UCLA, touchdowns Minneapolis an upset. That game favored by two over Minnesota. But: weather may set up and the West Vir-] ginia-Marquette clash are two of 1 the top Intersectional meetings of! the weekend. Another sends Miami (Fla.), a victim of its own hand by way of a rugged schedule (Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, TCU) pops up at Pittsburgh. Pitt last week nailed unbeaten Duke. Duke this week has another toughie to face—Georgia Tech. In the Southwest, Texas A&M, the sophomore surprise, goes against Arkansas. The big game In the East sends Colgate, fresh from whacking RENT MOVIE CAMERAS FLASH CAMERAS Complete Selection of Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Color Film, Movie Film BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 Princeton and Yale, Army's Cadets, who against may have found themselves, again. Claiming a share of the spotlight Is the contest between unbeaten Holy Cross and Syracuse. WE RENT » HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAV/AY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. 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