The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 13, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 13, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 19S4 Chicks, Paps Work On Defense, Blocking Tribe Gets Ready For Trip to Mobile Chicks Retain No. 4 Ranking Only Few Changes Mode in Gazette's Top Ten Ratings Blytheville's undefeated Chicka- KWS clung fast to their No. 4 spot thU week as the Arkansas Gazette's weekly ratings of the state's high school football teams remained virtually unchanged. Again this week the Chicks were ranked fourth behind Little Rock, B Dorado and Pine BlufI in the state rankings in spite of Pine Bluff's loss to El Dorado last Friday. There was only one major change in the Gazette's rankings. Wynne's upset of seventh-ranked Stuttgart pushed the Yellow Jackets Into 10th place ind shoved Stuttgart down to No. U. Newport Ninth And at s. result of Stuttgart's fall, Newport moved up one notch to ninth. Blytheville, Newport and Camden remained the only Class AA teams to be listed in the state's top 10 teams. Camden is ranked sixth. Here are the Gazette's Top 30 rankings: Top Ten Team, Conference 1. Lltle Rock (Big 7) 2. El Dorado (Big 7) 3. Pine Bluff (Big 7) Record 3-2 6-0 . ........ 2-2 BlytheviUe IIIAA) ...... ..4-0 5. North JJttle Rock (Big 7) 3-2 6. Camden (IVAA) 4-1 7. Texarkana (Big 7) 3-2 8. Van Buren HAA) 5-0 8. Newport (HAA) 5-0 10. Wynne (6A> 5-0 Second Ten 11. Port Smith (Big 7) 1-4 I2.NashvlIle (7A) 6-0 13. DeQueen (7A) 5-0 14. Stuttgart (6A) 4-1 15. Magnolia (IVAA) 2-3 16. Pordyce (IVAA) 5-0 17. DeWItt (6A) .. 4-1 IB. Benton (IIIAA) 4-1 19. Lake Village (8A) 4-0 20 Fayetteville (LAA) 3-1 Third Ten 21. Sublaco (IAA) 2-2 22. Huntsville lIAi 5-0 23. West Memphis i3A) 5-0 24. Ozark (4A) 5-0 25. Russellville IIIIAA) 3-2 26. Montlcello (8A) 4-1 21. Batesville (2A) 4-0-1 23. Marianna <6A) .. 3-1 29. Warren (8A> • 4-1 30. Smackover (IVAAi 3-1-1 Defensive play and blocking was the order of the day yesterday as Blytheville's Chicks and Paps put in another rough practice session in preparation for their games this week. The Par* are scheduled to take ( on Newport's juniors at Haley Field tomorrow night while their big brother Chickasaws travel to Mobile, Ala., for a game with Mobile's Murphy High. Both teams went through lengthy drills yesterday. The Paps spent ti short session on sharpening up their offense and then retired to the blocking pits where everyone jut in some work on their block- ng- Then they went buck to the practice field to work on tackling which las been one of the weakest points all season. Defense and mocking The Chicks split their time with defensive play and blocking. The first part of their practice was spent in tackling and then the backs and linemen paired off for a .engthy blocking session. The Chicks are slated for another hard workout today as they get ready for Murphy. They leave for Mobile tomorrow morning at 6 and nave a light drill scheduled for Mo,le tomorrow night. Barring Injuries In today's practice session, the Chicks should be [n near top physical condition for their tiff with Murphy High, Adnmfi Hurt Charles (Bug) Abbott, who saw only limited action In the Whitehaven game last week due to a knee Injury. Is expected to be ready to go at full speed Friday night. Abbott was the Tribe's only plny- • who was seriously handicapped by injury. Yesterday, end Drnne Adums suffered a lip injury thut required stitches to close, but it is not expected to keep him out of action.' In fact. Drane missed only a few minutes of yesterday's practice session while his lip was being repaired. Larsen Upset In Pan-Am Play MEXICO CITY Wt—The 13lh Pan American tennis tournament entered its next to InsV day today with Art Larsen reconciled, to his upset loss to Mexico's flashy Mario Llamas. The 22-year-old Mexican clnim- ptcm defeated the California star 1-6, 10-8, 9-7, 6-3 yesterday to become the first from his country ever to enter the finals of the tournament. The major match today is the continuation of one rained out yesterday — the other singles semifinal between Troy Trabert of Cincinnati and Sven , Davidson of Sweden. Trabert won the first set 0-7 when heavy rain forced a postponement. Cards Call Fire From Rochester ST. LOUIS Ud — The St. Unlit Cardinals yesterday called up live players Irom Rochester, N. Y.. line' sent two players down to their In termUtoniU League furm club. Joining Ihe Redlilrd slnff an pitchers Jnck Faszholz. Larrj Jackson nml Tony Jacobs, outfielder Bill Vlrdon and third bascMiinn Ronnie Plir/.a. Pitchers Ellis (Cot) Deal and Ralph Board left'the Cardinals. Top man ainonR those picked up by the Birds Is Virclon, who hit at a .335 clip this year. He joined Ihe St. Louis farm system In Ihe dpnl which sent veteran outfielder Enos Slaughter to the New York Yankees lust .spring. Tt Is the second trip to the Cur- dlnnls for Fns'/.holz, who was with the team briefly In 1053. HP has it 18-9 record this year with Roches- Chicks to Travel In Special Bus Booster Club Hires Greyhound for Long Trip to Mobile Thanks to the Chicknsaw Boosters Club and kind hearted Blytheville business men, the Chicks will (ravel to Mobile tomorrow in the style and comfort ol a Greyhound Bus. When it looked like Coach Russ Mosley was going to have to leave some of the Chicks' 30 roster members behind due to lack ol space on the school's bus. members of he Chlckasaw Booster Club got jusy yesterday and raised enough money to charter a 40-pnssenger nlr conditioned Greyhound Bus to make the trip. "Just about everyone we contacted for a donation was very receptive to the Idea," Dan Me- Casklll, Booster Club president, said last nlghl, "and we had very fow turn iifi down." Leave Tomorrow "Anfl the club wishes to thank nil of those who gave. Chartering the Greyhound will allow practically all the boys to make the trip nnd will take a lot of worry off Coach Mosley's mind." The Chicks will board the Greyhound at fl a.m. tomorrow for the 450-mile Jaunt to Mobile. They have a light workout scheduled for Murphy High tomorrow night which will be their only activity before the giune. The team is scheduled to spend Saturday In Mobile [or a little "vacation" and will return to Blylhcvllle Sunday. The Mobile trip Is the longest marie by a Blytheville team In recent years. L. E. Isaacs, club secretary, .said thl.s morning that the special bus will he driven by Ben Elliott. 11 former Blylhcvllle High School pliiyer who Is now employed by Greyhound. Powell Still Leading Heavyweight Prospect SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Powell, the 22-year old ring giant who was stopped here last week, is still the bes prospect the heavyweight division has produced in this coun :ry since Rocky Marciano. The Baltimore Orioles set a club record for homers In one inning when CH! Abrnms, Bobby Young nnd Vern Stcpchcn: the eighth Inning against Cleveland. Television, Radio Restricted by SA NK\V ORLEANS 1.41 — Southern Association Hubs today were barred from radio broadcasting ,or televising of home games played on Sundays and holidays and play off gnmes. Directors of the Class AA base- bull league, in adopting the rule yoslerclny. left the home club authority to decide whether to permit other home games to be broadcast or televised. Atlanta was the only one of the eight clubs to televise games Inst senson. The directors also gave clubs 10 days to decide when to piny a postponed game or ft playoff of a tie. connected In The new rule permits the league of a gnme president to set the date if the 1 clubs do not net within 10 dnys. Sports Roundup— Willie Mays Back at Baseball By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK 1*1 — One of the shortest off-seasons baseball has known ended officially last night with the grand opening of the 17th campaign of the Puerto Ricnn League. It seems like only Iwo weeks ago that the World Series began at the Polo Grounds. I the Crnbmen. with whom he i starred before he cnme to the bit! leagues. Judging by the 1 size of the reception his countrymen pnve Ruben upon his return the other day Sixlo Escobar Park is liable to become Gomez Gardens any day now. jegiiu ai me j-uiu i^iuunus. Never before has the island The opening struggle at Sixton I league seen a star of M:\ys' mns- Escobar Park in San Juan saw j nitude. They ore predicting that that city's Senators playing the j the crowds will bend the fences Mayaguez Indian Sharks. At Ponce in their eagerness to see !he Sayon the southern end of the island, j Hey Kid in action, us they should, the Ponce Lions collided with the 1 The only question is whether the Santurce Crabmen. The defending i great young center fielder should champions, the Caguas Native i be down there at all. Witch Doctors, were idle because Critics Disprove j Some American critics are ! aghast at the idea of risking such a valuable property on bull fields which have not been combed and curried by big league groundskcep ers. They protest that Willie might step in a jaguar hole and break leg. or run into an uncharted Well, the only answer in the present ruse l.s Unit the Giants believe they know more about Willie Mays than anyone else noes, iiiul they have nu.sed no objections In hi.s j;»mi;. They \\".im lo keep \VllIle happy nuii unspoiled, and they believe the best wi\y to accomplish Hint is lo let him piny baseball unUl it wins out of his ears. They don't think he .stands any aiv.uev eluuu'i' ol getting hurt in Puerto R'.TO (hnn he would plny- IIIB stickball on the Harlem streets. RESERVE TACKLE — Playing a lot of reserve tackle for the Chicks this year Is Warren Moxley. a chunky, hard-working junior who is used to give starters Allen Shanks and John Pong a bit of rest. Although lacking In size, Moxley has turned In some fine duty lor the Chicks this year. (Courier N'ews 1'hoto) Who says so? Fight experts who saw Powell suffer a seventh-round technical knockout at the hands of ;harley Norkus sny so. Evaluation of the former Sim Francisco 4Bers football player was still going on n week Inter. J. ,1. Moose Tausslg, whose Willie Mechnli thumped out a four- round decision over Jack Dcmpscy In 1(118. snld he thought Powell had iv brilliant future. "Powell may be champion in a year or two." Tnussig observed. 'He's the best I've seen come along since Marciano." Can Take Punch Sid Flaherty, manager ot middleweight champion Carl iBobO) Olson described Powell ai; a "fine prospect." Billy Newman .an old- timer in the game echoed these scnllmenls. PoKCll showed that, he could take a renl clout on the jaw. He stood up under at least a dozen lei Is and rights that would have felled an ox He fought from the second round on with n dislocated finger on his right hand yet was ahead on points on all the cards at the end of the sixth. 13th Fight This was Powell's 13lh. fight nnrt all hands judged him a top pros- pect in spite of the defeat—his first Al Weill. manager of Marcianc was so impressed with Powell's abil ity he offered Suey Welch $25,00 for the big fellow's contract. 'If Charlie is wortri that muc to Weill he's worth twice as muc to me," the manager snorted. Soviet Trackmen Visit British LONDON (/Pi—The Soviet Union pnrndes Its athletic might in the chill October air tonight before some 50,000 British track and field Inns at the White City Stadium. The Hi-member "Moscow" squad —it really Is made up of Just about the top men and women culled from (he vast reaches of the Sovit Unloiv-inkc on a London team in Ihe first, visit ever of a Russian truck nnd field team to this island In the men's events the Russians have four World record holders and sis European champions. They actually stand a chance of tnkinp every first place in the long program Britain's great Roger Bannister won't be running. Karl Snootier, southpaw who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers nl the end of this season, led lilt' Texas League in strikeouts with I!fi2. He won 29 games nnd lost nine for the Fort Worth Cuts. , it is a five-team league. What makes the opening of the current Puerto Rican campaign especially notable is the fact that it will number among its players the young man who is widely considered to be the greatest in the game today. Willie Mays of the Giants is scheduled to report to the Santurce club this weekend. Gomez, Too Willie's pitching teammate on ttie world champions, Ruben Gomez, already has signed in with fence, or fall among evil companions at an age when he Is most Impressionable. They feel that the Giants should have locked him Inside his old Alabama home until time for spring practice. Announcing Election November 2 for Alderman-3rd Ward To«r jupport li needed for > profresslve dtj rovernroent. Jimmy (J. 0.) Lentz World War H Veteran Industrial! A—Capable—Slncer* POOL EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 3 Pool Tables Completely Equipped with Balls, Racks & Cue Sticks. BUILDING FOR OPERATION OF BILLIARD HALL & BEER TAVERN AVAILABLE for RENT Razorbacks Proving Alert Defense Can Win Games Caruthersvilie Plays Tonight Tigers Play Host To Charleston On Home Field By SOWfV SANDERS . CARUTHBHSVItLB — John Mc- Oulre's Tigers, after taking a his- ory making 28-6 win over Cape entral at Cape Girardeau Friday nighnt, will play host to Dee Bonner's team from Charleston here onight Charleston won over Caruthers- •ille 32-18 last year. However, both earns are considerably stronger ban they were then and this prom- ses to be a tough contest for both earns. Caruthersvilie has a 4-1 record vhlle Charleston has a 3-1 record. ' Klckoff time tonight will be 7:30 p.m. Probable starters for Caruthersville'are: Hill or Lay, left end; Wills, left tackle; McOill, left guard; Richards, center; Taylor. right guard; Origory, right tackle; McClanahan or Lay, right end; Bartholomew, quarterback; Leslie, left half; L. Cook, right half; and Hughes, fullback. Probable starters for Charleston are: Lane, left end; Watson, left tackle; O. Staples, left guard; Williams, center; Brown, right guard; Daniel, right tackle; Hughes, right end; Carlisle, quarterback; Powell, left hall; weakley. right half; and Hurley, fullback. 2 of 3 Victories Credited To Defensive Maneuvers Bj- RAT STEPHENS • FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The astounding University of Arkansas Razorbacks are proving this season that football games can be won by hard defensive play when the offense is good enough to take advantage of the breaks. So far the unbeaten Razorbacks, + •• —•• perched none too solidly atop the Tigers Release Swift and Hopp DETROIT {/P) — In a somewhat surprising move, Johnny Hopp and Bob Swift were released last night as coachas of the Detroit Tigers, and replaced by Billy Hitchcock and Jack Tighe. Schoolboy Rowe. first base coach, survived the shakeup. Bucky Harris, new manager of the Tigers, made the announcement, but speculation immediately arose whether the choices were his —or of the Tiger front office. Last week. President Walter O. Southwest Conference standings, have beaten two opponents who were their physical superiors. In both ol those contests, it was an alert defense that turned the tide toward victory. A pass interception and a 64-yard runback by llttlle Bobby Proctor was responsible for the Porkers' 20-13 conquest of Texas Christian. Wayland Roberts, a reserve guard, was the man primarily responsible for Arkansas' 21-20 victory over Baylor. Preston Carpenter kicked the winning 12-yard field goal, but it was Roberts who blocked Baylor's extra point attempt following the Bears' final touchdown. And Roberts recovered two Baylor fumbles. Recovering the fumbles of. their opponents has become an Arkansas specialty this season. In three games, the Hogs have forced their foes to fumble 15 times, and the Porkers have recovered 11 of those loose balls. In all, Arkansas has obtained the ball 16 times through alert defensive play. Kicking Game Tops Another factor in the Razorbacks' surprising success is their kicking game — the best in the Southwest, Arkansas has averaged 42.8 yards per punt, and most ol that yardage has come on quick kicks. The RazorbacKs also stand -second in the conference on pass in- terceptfons with five. Offensively speaking, the Porkers don't hold impressive over-al totals, but Arkansas has run only 115 plays from scrimmage. On the ground, the Hogs have averager 4.15 yards per carry for a tola! rushing yardage of 477. Their op ponents have run up 856 yards on 168 plays for a 4.02 average. In the air, Arkansas has com pleted 16 of 30 passes for 26! yards. Their three opponenls have 1 connected with only 19 of 46 throws for 212 yards. coaches, but added that "we hope Indians Prep For Lepanto Improved Shawnee Team Looking Good JOINER—In spite of the Indians' fine showing against Luxora last week. Coach Carl Trussel had nil Shawnee High team back at blocking and tackling practice this week as he prepared for Shawnee's game at Lepanto Friday night. Trussell expressed satisfaction with his team's fine defensive play, particularly that of the linemen, but he cautioned his charges that one ball game doesn't make a season and that they have their work cut out for them against Lepanto. Lepanto poses as a tough foe for tile Indians. Shawnee's foe this week boasts a big team with plenty of weight and speed. But after last week's fine showing against Luxora, the Indians are conceding nothing to Lepanto, In spite ol their lack of weight, they have a spirited offense led by fullback Mahoney, halfbacks Terry and Stacks and quarterback Starling. And their line play has Improved at a rapid pace since opening game. Junior Games Are Canceled CARDTHERSVILLE — Junior High football coach Jack Hopke stated late Monday afternoon that two junior high games with Maiden's juniors have been canceled. Coach Hopke said the games scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 were canceled by Maiden because the Maiden schools are not holding sessions at this time because ot their cotton picking vacation. Tiie next Caruthersvilie Junior played here Writ* or Sec J. F. LITTLE LITTLE POOL HALL Next Door to Post Oficc—Holland, Alo. he follows our semipolicy of Tigers Spike! Brlggs Jr. said Harris would TAYLOR KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY KuiiuiK} Slmaht Bourbon \Vhifkcy. Once you Inste this exceptional bottling you'll give it a place of honor alongside OLD TAYLOR bonded bourbon. So ask for OLD TAVL011 86—as light and mild as a really rare bourbon can be—and make a new friend for life! 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