The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 1, 1955
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PAGE SIGHT BLTTHEVILLS (ARK.)' COUHIER NEWS TOMCAT, NOVEMBER 1, 19SS ffju (uc erion Chicks Becoming Polished Team, Spa Game Shows Though it may not have been their toughest or their best gsme of the season (compared, (or example, with the nigged Pine Bluff test) the gridiron contest at Hot Springs last Friday night revealed the Blytheville Chickasaws as a well-coached, well-conditioned squad of proficient football players. The Tribe appeared settled into a smooth operating machine, characteristic of Mosley-Stancil coached te.ims during the latter stages of a campaign. They seldom make a mistake. The offense becomes polished and sure, with low, crisp blocking that .often leaves great gaps in the defense. And the tackling, by practically all of the boys, becomes clean and viciously effective. • • • IT'S AM/ THE RESULT of long, arduous drills throughout the season that stress over and over again the vital importance of fundamentals. And after \veefo ol such practice the boys get in the habit of doing almost automatically in games what they do over and over in practice. According to Chickasaws Coaches Russell Mosley and Bill Stancil, the Tribe played one of its best games of the season at Hot Springs. Each man played his position well and turned in the blocks and tackles just about the way he was supposed to. "The blocking and tackling was as good and as sharp down there as it has been all year," Mosley said. Their line was bigger than ours, as has been the case in most of Blytheville's games this year, but the Chicks, led by co-captain Jimmy Gee, guards Jodie Hall and Bo Huffman and tackle-linebacker Homer Katliff. thoroughly outplayed the Trojans. THE TRIBE WAS faced almost the entire game by seven, eight' and nine-man lines, and that was the reason for the Chicks' increased passing activity. "We wanted them to back up on us," Mosley said. He indicated he also wanted to do some work on the passing attack and felt that was a good time to do so. It worked well. The Chicks threw 14 passes — well above their average for the season — and completed six of them for 111 yards. That, together with 382 rushing, gave them a tremendous total offense for the game of 493 yards. Abbott and Akers, thanks to some great line play, got nearly 300 of the rushing yards and gave their season marks a-good boost. Abbott's 164 yards raised his total to 100 and Akers' 111 gave him a 579-yard total. Cage Practice Only Informal Chickasaw basketball Coach Jimmy Fisher straightened us out yesterday on the opening of practice for the basketball team this year. Yesterday's story had practice starting yesterday, but workouts are only in the informal stage now . . . and only a few boys not playing football are taking part on their own. Fisher pointed out that he Is working with Junior High ioolban Coach John Koldus and the Paps will not be through with that task until after the Paps' final game of the season with Jackson Thursday night. " Next Monday he will begin working informally with the boys who are not playing football, but formal practice will not begin until Nov. 21, the Monday following the Chicks' last football game, Fisher said. Blytheville Renews Jackson Grid War Blytheville's Chickasaws take their 5-1 season record to Jackson, Tenn., Fri- savall come back from bouts w;t! the flu which both boys had ye? terday. The two seniors were sent honi' Clay for a return to the foot- by doctors yesterday but are ^ ball Wars With the Golden! P^ted to be up and ready to ^ Bears after a layoff of one b> o[hcrwise°t f he Tribe is in excel year. leni condition having suffered IK The Chicks played Jackson four .major injuries in the Hot Spri:;^. I years straight in the period 1950-53 I and hold a 3-1 edge in the series. The frame was dropped last year and resumed for ihis campaign, i Top Condition I Blytheville should be in top nien-i tin '.he i victory last. week. Jackson has a 1-4-2 record for ;':'.<• season, coming up with a 13-13 :: (1 against a heavily-favored Lexiru- ton, Tenn., team last Friday for ;*. moral victory. The ~ The Chicks will go through their 1 paces in preparation for Jackson this week with much the same sys- • U'm they have used all .season. More Contuct Work He;ivy com net work, both individual and ten niscrmmiae'e, will con- linik 1 through tomorrow with em- piv.isis on uloc-ung., tackling and pass defense. i The Tribe picked up another squmi member yesterday. Tommy Joe F.irnvr. a 10th grade transfer :rom Li:tie Rock, suited up ior the :irs: time. ijiymevme snouia oe in tup nicii- HUIJUI mumi v^iuiy, iiie tal and physical condition ior '.he i stopped Lexington's 13-game \vi: tilt if Bobby Jones and Fred Houn-! ningr streak. Incic!riu-il!y, Coach Russell Mos-j ley recently had to turn down what probably would have been an offer for the Chicks,to play in the Ex j change Bowl game at Jackson. A call from game officials last week sought to find out if the i Chicks were booked for Nov. 18, ] ami Mosley had to tell them Blythe- j ville had a game on that date-^: and quite*a same, too, with El Doi ratio due at Haley Field. I The Chicks played in the Ex- j change Bowl once before (1953) and rarne out with a victory over Nash- villa's Dupont High. Paps in Final Game Here This Week The Blytheville Junior High Paps, strongly desiring to make amends for their 25-13 Joss at Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 6. held their first heavy drill last night in preparation for their return match with the Jackson Cubs Thursday at Haley Field, in the Paps' season finale. Moreover, tne Paps need at vie- j tory to finish the season at the ..500' mark. After their 6-0 loss to West Memphis last week, which saw the Paps fumble eight times in 32 min- ; utcs—four coming on successive plays. Coach John Koldus team hopes it can hold the ball long enough to salvage some consolation with a season-ending victory. At Jackson last month the Paps did not find the end zone until the fourth quarter. If they are to win this one, there will have to be some changes made from their pattern of play in the gace played on the east side of the Mississippi. Paps Weaker The Paps, in all probability, will be weaker in the manpower department than they were at Jackson. Since then left halfback Jim Stilwell was struck down with a kidney infection and he has missed the last two games. It's doubtful that he will see action. His replacement, Mike Boyd, has done an admirable job but simply lacks the size and experience to cope with the rugged line and swift backficld presented by the Tennes- seans. The Paps worked out in a heavy scrimmage last night and Blytheville fans are hopeful that no psychological blocks or scar tissue from Balance Makes Swink Great FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — Football exptM'ls, seeking to analyze Jim Swink's outstanding ability to carry a football, agree that it's his great sense oi" balance. Coach . George Saucr of Bfilyor.i to make something against Baylor against whose team Swink ran for 158 yards Saturday to curry Texas Christian to n 2H-6 victory, snid: .'He's always balanced; he never falls when brushed by a tackier or any of H.runs. He had one 65- yard touchdown dash. Coach Abe Martin of Texas Christian calls him "(lie gj-nntosl halfback I ever coached. Good vision of the entire field and timing are the sec- blocker." Steve Owen, the old pro coach who directs Baylor's defense, com-! merited: "He's simply one of lliose j f*\rl lip cnc-in-a-lifelime boys. A runner \* Time wHh great balance and timing. One | D| rtl / I iiYnrn minute he's hearted straight at you! TlUy LUAUTU and the next, lie's gone. He's not exceptionally tasi, lie just instinctively tukfs with every motion he makes," Swink, on tiie way to a new Southwest Cnntfi-fiice record for av- CARUTHERSVILLE — The Ca- rutht-r.sville Timers "B" football s r lad is scheduled to play host to Luxora's viir.siiy team for pigskin action slated to start at 7:30 to- 1 ] night on the high school athletic rets of his success." Swink 6-foot-l, 185-pounder from Rusk. Tex., actually lias made 1,132 yards for TCU this year. This includes 138 yards nn kickoff returns, 98 yards pass-receiving and 45 yards returning punts. Added to that, he's a top defensive player. He was credited with three "saves" on Baylor pusses Saturday. Amos Melton. TCU publicity director. was impressed with the way a professional scout, analyzed Swink in the press box at Miami when Jim was running wild against Miami University, "He sivcs a knee and takes it away," said the scout, "then he puts it back. Tacklcrs cnn't get a guy like that. We need him in pro football." the tragic siege of "fumblitis" last week will plague the club in its season finale for Koldus' rookie coaching year. Physically, the team is in good shape as a whole and with several incentives for victory they may surprise the favored Cubs. Santee Readies Suspension Fight To Stay Amateur QUANTICO, Va., W—Marine U. Wes Santee. America's star miler, was poised today to fight a permanent suspension as an amateur athlete which would bar him from the 1956 Olympics. Santee, a former University of Kansas runner, said last night he planned an immediate appeal of the suspension voted Sunday by. the Missouri Valley AAU registra-j tion committee. It said he had accepted excessive expense allowances for competing- in three California track meets last May. An official of the registration group said it was round Santee received SI ,200 in all from sponsors of the three meets, whereas AAU rules allow amateur runners up to $15 a day in expenses, plus travel costs. Word of the suspension action reached Santee yesterday at this Marine Corps Base where he is stationed. He said he had never done anything to violate amateur! athletic standards. ' The committee gave Santee, the American mile record holiifT, five days to appeal its 5r2 actionto the Missouri Valley AAU's Board of Managers. Santee said at his home in Triangle, near here, he was "in the process" of preparing that appeal and he indicated it probably would be in the mail by today. Santee did not say what the appeal would contain. If the .suspension sticks. Santee would not be able to compete in next year's .Olympic Games in Australia. This obviously was upper Ed Moore . . . Speedy Sophomore Arkansas Drops Contact Work, Saves Condition By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Arkansas Razorbacks, who came through the Texai A&M game without injuries, aren't going to take any chances in practice this week. Coach Jack Mitchell herded his Porkers indoors yesterday to watch the movies of Arkansas' 7-7 tie With the Aggie*, and said the team won't scrimmage this \veek. Gridders Edge Sudbury 73-72 in Y Grade School Loop VEE TAXES IOW DUE! WILL BE IN BLYTHEVILLE November 1 to 19 At Courthouse Mail Your Check with Exchange or Money Order wilh- out Exchange Together with Your Tax Statement To: Emily P. Trammel, Collector BOX 358, WILSON IS YOUR CAR AILING? Our Mechanics Are All MQ's Motor Doctor that is! Bring your car to our factory trained mechanics. Each and every man at Phillips Molor Company knows his job and is proud of his proficiency in performing ii. What's more we back up the work that our men do on your car. You can't go wrong when you bring your car to Phillips Motor Company for what ails itt PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Your Authorized Ford Dealer 300 Broadway Phone 3-1153 Lange's hard-driving football team put a crimp in Sudbury's championship aspirations at Haley Field yesterday afternoon when they scored a 13-12 victory to give the defi'nciing champions their first defeat of the season as the "Y" Grade School league went into its final round. In a previous game between the two teams, Sudbury came off the victor. Lange scored the first time they got the ball. Sudbury received and rolled to a first down, then had to kick. Lynn Small took the ball on first bounce on his own 33 and with most in his mind. "I would hate to miss the Olympics," he told an interviewer. the help of a tremendous block from Nollen Richardson at the Sudbury 30. went all the way for the H'ore. J. \V. Hall skirted left end, after being hit by two tacklers. and i went into the end zone for the ex- i tra point, which proved to be the winner. I Sudbury started & drive late in ' the second quarter and with the ball L on the Lange 25, J. L. Austin util- j izeci the last play of the half for j a touchdown pass and run to Mickey Johnson, who had outrun the Lange ! secondary. The third period was scoreless, as boih warns \vere unable to get their offense to click, and actually j lost more ground than they gained I in the face of vicious tackling by 'We'll need a full team effort like we had last Saturday to beat Rice." Mitchell said. The Razorbacks, twice beaten and once tied in the Southwest Conference, meet Rice's Owls at Houston Saturday. The Owls, preseason favorites of the Southwest lonference, are out of championship contention, along with Arkansas. Rice trainer Eddie Wojecki expects the Owls to be at full strength for the first time this season. Even guard Jay Riviere, out three weeks with a groin injury, hopes to play Saturday. Co- captain Marshall Crawford, idle two weeks with a knee injury, will be ready, as will halfbacks Page Rogers and Paul Zimmerlen, who received leg injuries in the Kentucky game that Rice lost 2-16. TCU Idle Texas Christian, with an open Enter Today at your DODGE DEALERS both teams. The early stages of the fourth quarter were little better offensively and with only one minute and 30 seconds remaining in the game, the tally was 7-6 in favor of Lange. It was at this point that J. W. Hall took a direct pass from cen- and romped around right end jehind a wall of blockers and carried 35 yards to pay dirt. They failed to make the extra point but with only a little over one minute to play, it appeared, that Lange had it sewed up. On the following kick-off, Austin carried back to midfleld on a driving run and on the next play pitched out to Barry Hughes, who tight- roped down the right sideline for the score to make It 13-12. Again they missed the opportunity to toe it up as Hughes was tackled on the same play that scored the TD. date this week, held a light drift and reviewed the movies of a 28-6 victory over Baylor. The SMU Mustangs, score ov&r their 19-18 loss to Texas, toofc It easy Monday while the Texas Ag- gies, unhappy over the 7-7 tie with Arkansas, turned on the steam in preparation for Saturday's game at College Station between the two. The Aggies, who usually rest on Mondays, went through a snappy practice, session in full uniforms under the lights at College Station. Bryant Won't Name Star Coach Paul < Bear) Bryant refused to name an Aggie star, as he usually does on Monday, after the Arkansas tie, adding: "I had boys sitting on the bench that i should have played more." Bryant said the films showed that the Aggies played 30 per cent below their top efficiency in the first conference game they failed to win this season. Southern Methodist gridders had a routine drill while those who played against Texas were excused from rugged contact work until Tuesday. Texas Plays Baylor Texas players injured in. th« SMU game appeared healed as the Longhorns started preparing for Baylor with running drills. End Allen Ernst, a junior letterman, quit for the season because of the knee Injury. He undergoes surgery this week. Baylor concentrated on getting five injured players back: in shape for the Texas game. They saw films of the game they lost to TCO, reviewed offensive assignments and scrimmaged against Texas plays. a new concept in comfort..* "natural feel" Now you can enjoy relaxed, natural comfort at no sacrifice of smart, distinctive fashion. Style-Mart, designer of men's clothing with the Cosmopolitan Touch, offers you the wonder of "Natural Feel" tailoring. 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