The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 2, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE BT.YTHEVTU.E (AKK.)' CWR1ER NEWS WEPN'KPPAY. NOVrcMTlKn I, 10B8 Proposal for Spring Grid Drills Defeats Own Value Tne Arkansas Athletic Associ- a uon meets tomorrow in Lit tiff Rouk in conjunction with the iwo- day teachers' meeuns in the cap- iul city and ha.* several decisions to nuke on controversial ,>cvera! propo>.U.<. in regard :o schoolboy :'.;;il:\:>;.s in Uie .suo. 1 . Our of the proposals is of major importance to (he slate's foot- hall program, b»t i* is *° drawn up tliat its passage may defeat much of its own value, That is ihe question of sprins football practice, prohibited for r.iL'.ny years by action of AA. The proposal to re-institute springtime- drills has been broils' 11 «P for election several times since then, but opposition forces have successfully defeated it each time. This year there seems to be stronger -support for the plan, though outcome of the vote is not by any means predictable. THE PROPOSAL to be voted on tomorrow does have merit in thai it provides for three-weeks of football drill during the spring, but it is only a halfway step in the riprhC direction since it curtails practice to a given three- week period and does not allow Furthermore, the proposal (**- fcais itself by setting- a new deadline for opening of football practice in Ihe fall. Teams may now begin drills on Aug. 20. Under tlw new proposal, opening of practice would he put off »ntll Sept. 1. KKASOMNG BEHIND this tet- jcr restriction is obscure — Lo thi.s '.vriier. ai least. It hardly make> sense to us 10 permit school.-: less time to get their sft.uacb; ;ii good physical condition for the season when injuries depend 10 such -a great extent on how u e!l conditioned a boy is. And io force schools to delay their opening frames until late in September is nothing; more than asking: them to give up some of their annual football revenue. No one can deny that the first few games in early September as a genera] rule provide the big- gets gates for high school football panics. There tire several reasons, chief a in on? them being that weather conditions are most favorable from the fans' viewpoint. IT'S DIFFICULT for us to understand the opposition around De Marco, Ryff Annual Basketball Baffle for Title Clinic Scheduled Shot Tonight Here Next Week BALTIMORE -fr — Two llpht- weights with ;i reputation for roughness. Paddy De Marco and PYankie Ryff. will cuff each other tonight (9 p.m. CST) in a scheduled 10-round fi^ht at the Coliseum and on a television network (ABC i. The winner undoubtedly will make a pitch for a shot at die 135-pound title held by Wallace fBud> Smith. De Marco held the title for eight months year. While Ryff generally is vi\veci as a I'ancy boxer, Orrmldo Zulueta has a different opinion. After Ryff beat him, Zulueta said he was "the roughest and dirties figl.ter I ever met—even worse than Paddy De-; Marco." i De Marco always has been a' picture of roughhouse. [ Ryff hasn't knocked out anybody I in 19 bouts over five years, but j he's ranked No. '-, i De Marco will provide pleniy of : rintr .sitvvy for the 23-year-old Ryff He has had 87 fights in 10 years.! iosing* 14 and drawing two. i Blythcville Conner Ne\\V :m:ui;i: b.i.-^f.h.ill rules I'i'.i.ic for all coaches, officials, piavfi's and un.i .11 M:.-.-;>.-,}>pi (Vim:\ .md Southeast Missouri, will be held in tin- Hlytiu-ville Hi-h Sclum; .jynma.-ium Nov. 9, K announced UKI.U. The clinic, spoiwoi-vd .mmunily o.v ihc Cuui'ier Neu-. \\;iJ be held in cooperation with the Ark:ui>u-. AinUo- A.-MH-M;:on .md the Arkansas Officials Association and ,\uii oe open '.o :he ^t'iir;-,tl public. The clinic is scheduled lor 7:30 p.m. J, M. iJohniet Burnett, executive sivivuirv '>: the AAA, v\ill b« in attendance to assist with the rule.- ur-c^pn'M^un. Discussion of die 1955-56 rii!t*> will be U-d b\ H.uoid M'ngHer) Wall of Manila, District 3 cxecuii\e nMnni:*:i-eiu.ui of the Arkansas Officials Association and one of the .-me ^ leiiding ba>keto.Ul officials. Also included on the program will be ihe showing of a film "Beiter Basketball" by Mr, Burnett.. The film is ba>ed on interpretation of the 1955-56 rules. for rainy, inclement weather that the state to a simple rule change could easily disrupt the entire allowing three week spring prac- period for some areas. lice in a four-week period, or „ ——+ some such plan. Any one who has been close to the football situation in the state will tell you thai Arkansas fool- ball has suffered in comparison to neighboring states since spring practice was ruled out back in the '40's. University of Arkansas coaches for years have been after the AAA to reinstate the program. They point out that the suite's high school gridders would be belter developed football players if they had the opportunity for the extra work. And it helps keep the boys in better shape. Luxora Falls 20-7 In SeMo C.ARUTHKRSV1LLE — Caruthersville's B squad, including the entire Tiger team except seniors, took a 20-7 victory over Luxor a/s varsity team here last night. After the Tigers scored in the first three quarters. Luxora's Panthers came back to score in the last chapter. Giff Edgerton, Caruthersville fullback, ran 68.yards for a first quarter touchdown and 78 yards for a second quarter TD. Billv Sawyer's run fnr the extra pouil Wis tuHKl in Uic :,ccond quarter for a 13-0 JiaHume .score. Walter Hin?.e d.ished 55 yards for n touc-hdown in the third quarter and Hmzc thru ran for the extra point to conclude CamthcrsviUe'.s scoring. Luxora's Billy Looitey passed '20 yards to Joe Oklcy who run five more yard.- nun the end zone for Luxora's only touchdown. Looney ond \\m amiin.-t one lo.-.,s. For Lux-1 or? it was the sixth lo.-;s against I one win. Luxora J'os Stovall LE Bonner 1-T WoolvtTtoi! ... 1-.G Wilkins C Cooper RG Rush RT Towles RE Looney QB Oaklpy MB Andei> HR Manuel FB Bobby Jayroe and Wayne Hunnicutt . . . Pair of Young Fullbacks Chicks Still Fifth in State Ranking •c: on ia>t FncUiv's aanita. Blvthe- Cen-ral 7-6 while Pine Bluff was ings that it has had since the sen- tea the Chicks th:> Subiaco. B L.V T II E V 1 L L E OFFICIALS met earlier this week on this question and the others to be voted on tomorrow, and the consensus appeared to be in favor of the spring drills proposal even though it does have limitations. At least, it's a step In the riyht direction. T\v» oilier major issues to be voletl on Umiorrou ;ir<> proposals tu hold all-stui football and basketball >;unit's during (fit* summer clinic n f (he Arkansas Mich nil School Coachrs Association a proposal to keep the B frinn hcing represented in the state Class A basketball tournament. Word is liiiiV both are likely to be approved. K Uie latter receives an aftinnative vote, there will be no way to name an authentic stale champion ha.ike-t,- ball team. 7 Lettermen Lead Hogs' 1st Cage Drill I By Till': ASSOl'IA'IKI) PKKSS j Seven lelleniien uore among L'nivuisilv of Arkiin^ii.s basketball candidates who took , part in Hie opening day ul practice yesterday. I Six of them pla>'ed on Ihe sijuad that lied for su:»ml in the Southwest Conferenee last season. The seventh lelterman, Manuel V\"hille>, is leiurning after spending t\vo years in the Armv. Porkers Lose Thomason For Season FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. ..-1'.—Ar- ! kansas' Razorbacks have lost the services of starting .left halfback Joe Thomason of Hoi Springs for the rest of the season because of an arm injury. Coach jack Mitchell, said yesterday that X-rays had revealed that Tliomason suffered a fractured right arm in last Sfiiurday's Texas A&M game. However, the 160- pound -senior had played the rest of the Aggie game and had worked out with the Porkers Monday. Mitchell said sophomore Donald Horton would be moved into the gap Ifft by Thomason. Tne little halfback marie ar amazing jump from inira mural football to first string on the varsity as a sophomore in 1953. He was the Iipruest man in the Southwest Conference at 147 pounds last year. Thomason has been especially valuable because of an instinctive ability for pass defense. He is also a good blocker and pass receiver. In baseball. Joe played the outfield and shortstop and led the team in hitting with a .350 average. SF's Perry Climbs In NFL Statistics PHILADELPHIA lAP) — Joe (Jell Perry rumbled from sixth to second place in the National Football League ground gaining competition but the defending champion from San Francisco has a long way to ploxv it he expects to catch the flying Alan Ameche of Baltimore. n with 636 yards trained in 116 pax. Tittle, lu-, ;u eraerd 8.30 per carry. Perry, who gained H9 and e^hi TD.s. Ciirutltcriivillc! ™ " ' Jack.-on' TRA to Meet in Miami Carinhers' • • • Snow | MIAMI. Pin. i.4'i—General miin- T. Streetu | ager.s .iind officials from the coun- Collins Tate White Clat Cl.iyton llinr.e on r.ic-e trucks will meet in Dee, 5 for the 1-tth ;in- mini TRA meeting. Hij;iili^lu of t, dinner t« he held on tin: ftnul nii-ht, | Dec. 8, will be the awarding of Sawyer j honur.s to owners of the leading Ed^ei-ton j hurse.s of the 1955 campaign. \\'as a lop scorer for the Porker.-- • is "out' nt the rou^lu 1 -: an Arkan- ing Raymond Downs, in I hi- 1952-53 sea.son. Wliiiley h;is;s;t;- le:i:r. CUT i»ml." The Tex a.s A^ies. rebmintimy in reiiinuied sharp by plavmg basket-. At D;ilhi-.. rielen<l;ii- chiiinijioni football, had 25 men out tor the the ball m the Army. • ! .Souiht-ni Methodist unlleii on! varsity basketball team and ncar-j The captains ot the Arkmixtsj tinul:Miieiiii!l'- Her !!C;I;II.L- a-ly as many, '22. out for the i'resh-| squad are GeraUi Daruetl oi Hurri- i warnir.L; irom Cuach Dork H.iye.-.! man team. Coach Len Loefilerj son and Buddy Smith of De Queen] th«'\ face .^'ifi compention; snid he wou'Id reduce the two! --both .senior lettermen. j for th" utle. SMiJ lns ; only three ; ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^ i Ccnti'f Lacks Ilcigbt j letter men irom lii. % Coach Glenn Rose feels the j pious hip outiit. Ra/orhacks' weakest position will | Tempi? 1 Tucker, ti- 111 :-upliumor be ni. center because of the lack i \\-ns the -.Limdnut ,;! C.CL-, uiie of height!). "\Ve'll be rtiviny away: LH! men reported lur siie varsi four or fu't* inches to mo.-il oppos-S aiui Irr.'hnian ba.4;rlb,:U leaiius. squads to 12 men each In couple of weeks. Swink Plays Basketball Too Coach Buster Brannon at Texas Christian had only 12 candidates oui and only three lettermen among- them. Brannon expects big Jim Swink. ihe Frogs' star football halfback, to bolster the basketball team afler football season over. Swink was an all-state star in high school. The Baylor Bears felt pretty good about it all. They boast more height than last year with a squad of 15, including 7 ieftermen. Most of the teams swing into action on Dec. 1. 'Duke of Paducah' Named Back of Week By I-JI) WltKS Uie 'JO-16 victory. ! nod himself The AhMK-iatetl Press " Ic< Payotf drive wa.s a beaut \ keeper and : ,-, . , i n i ii i .1 With a little more than ti minutes! hit;h dt fonMu stab.s to sc Quarterback Bob Hardy. the; lclt .„„, Rll . c ., hl , ad 16 . 13 , hc 6 .,, in ,, llp Duke of I'iiiiucall \vlio kept! i94.]ioimcl Kciiiuuky cocnpiain suitl- Keiltllcky's U'ildcats purring I cd Hie Cats SO ynrd.s in nine plnys. a-'aiusl Rice lasl weekend witii - oril1 "' tlle "'""""B TO himself on| innnis. nmi a cluldi porConnancc that sot I,',, 1 , 2 .;' 1 ;,';!;' 1 " 1 !1I1<1 llwn lddc '" K " IP j ^'"J""^™""' !'i"''i ,'"!",', '^"'m! It'",'™" ,.-, up the winniiif; touelidinui. to-| " ' ,. lin . ini six rimes ' ni f .in-d im-'as y.m\-. 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