The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 15, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15. 1954 Chicks Play Murphy In Mobile at 8 Tonight Arkansas-Texas Tilt Tops in SWC Rice fo Flay SMU, TCU Baffles A&M In Other Contests Arkansas' thinly-manned Razor- becks try to make it a peak of futility for Texas, Rice goes after revenge from Southern Methodist and Texas Christian battles for its life against Texas A & M Saturday in an all-out championship schedule of Southwest Conference football. It's the biggest day of the campaign as the last three teams to see conference action flex their muscles. Texas, most overwhelming favorite to win the championship in league history, appears to have more guns than the unbeaten Razorbacks but will have (o use them cautiously than they have been. Arkansas never lets opportunity knock twice. The forte of the sophomoric Razorbacks is fumble recovery. They also are good at gathering in enom passes. Texas, however, has thu Jar thrown little. Porkers Out Weighed. Arkansas will be outweighed abou 20 pounds to the man in the lin and greatly out-experienced. Bein sadly outweighed is nothing neu but the Porkers haven't yet met team with the experience back ground of the Longhorns. Rice and Southern Methodist an girding for a tremendous offensivi show and the scoring should bi plentiful. Rice will want to win thl: one in the worst way—there's alittk matter of settling with SMU fo; a shocking upset, last season. Texas Christian is considered one of the best teams in the conference but it's ironic that the Horned Frogs face elimination from the conference race against a team that wasn't supposed to win a conference game. The Progs lost to Arkansas two weeks ago. Another licking xvould knock the Progs out of championship consideration. First SWC Game For the Aggies it will be the first game counting in the conference standings. They'll be trying mighty hard on their home field where TCU,hasn't won in six years. Baylor will be away from the tumult, playing Washington of the Pacific Coast in an inter most gome at Waco. But it's important to the Bears, who have las their last two although, favored to win them. A licking from the Huskies would Just about shatter all of the Bears' confidence, If there Is any left. Tribe After Eighth Consecutive Victory MOBILE, Ala. — Blylhcvillc's Chickasaws, far away from the friendly confines of Haley Field, go after their fifth win of the season and their eighth in a row here tonight when they tackle Mobile's Murphy High. The same, which will be one ol . the top .schoolboy battles of the south, brings together two undefeated and untied teams. Both Bly- Lhevllle and Murphy own identical 4-0 records for the season's play. The Chicks, however, are working on a winning string of seven in a row that dates all the way back to Oct. 30, 1953. when they wt;re upset by Clark.sdale, Miss. They haven't lost a gnine since. Another Test for Box Tonight's game will be anotlinr test for the Chirks' vaunted Notre Word Due Today On Title Match MIAMI, Pla. W)—Whether Rocky Marciano will defend his heavyweight boxing championship In Miami's Orange Bowl next February may be revealed IHU? today. Jim Norris, International Boxing Club president, and Al Wcill. Mur- ciano's manager, discussed the fight picture from the Miami angle following Weill's arrival late yesterday. Even if Wcill yields lo Norris' wishes to have Marciano meet Nino Valdes. Cuban heavyweight, in the Orange Bowl, they must get approval from a physician treating the champion's injured nose. KLCN to Air Game A play-by-play description of the Blythcvillc - Mobile game will be aired In Blythcvllle by Radio Station KtCN-FM to- uifcht, slalUm owner Harold Siulbury said Ibis morning. The play-by-plny account of the Kiime will he done l>y an Alabama sportsca filer, Mr. Slid- bury K.-iid. Dame box offense. Coach Russ Mnfi- ley's pet system has faired plenty good against T and split T teams in the past but the T poured by Murphy is reputed to be n bitter brew. Murphy boflsts the top hteli school leiim in this area and one ol the south's largest. Murphys tight T nt-tack will be led by n fine triple threat quarterback by the name of Bobby Jackson. ng one of Alabama's best backs and he runs, throws and kicks like u Future of A's Still Big Puzzle Roy Mack Is Still Trying to Retain Club's Franchise PHILADELPHIA WT-The future of the Philadelphia Athletics to- d;iy was a gfiinl puxule with Roy Muck, the club's executive vice president, holding (he key. Mack bad until 11 a.m. Monday to make up bis mind, once anc for all, whether he was <lt ready fo soli HIP Athletics to Chicago John.soi: or '2) prepared to produce rual estate denier Arnold Johnson or <2> prepared to produce ennuph capital to keep the club in Philadelphia. Mack reportedly was scurrying i every possible direction seeking prospective "nnfjeJs," but he indn't come up—publicly at least— with anyone ready to sink funds in (be proposition he has lo offer, ono that includes retention of Roy himself in the A's ownership. 3 Syndicates Dickering Three Philadelphia' syndicates have been dickering with Roy in the past few days, one headed by Jolm P. Crlficoni. retired automobile dealer. Crisconl met with Mack yesterday but those "in the Jackson has the name'of be- ! know" insist he like the other two syndicates, failed to come up with sufficient cnsh. j Roy tossed a bombshell into the And to go with Jackson, Murphy I works yesterday by Pnnouncing he has a pair of other mnn-si/ed barks ! hll(l not—contrary to the generally n Buck .Richards and Tommy Hub- i accepted belief—agreed to sell his, in the club when he attended an American League meeting in Chicago last Tuesday. That statement surprised, among others. Johnson, the only individual thus far to put cash on the line Both have shown up well in lie four games played by Murphy •bus far tliis year. However, this will be the first •enl test for Murphy. They waiU- 'd their first four ball games with Ittle or no trouble and this inter- ectlona] battle should answer n ot of questions of hinh school foot- jail fans here. Chicks Won Liisl YiMir The Chicks, ou the other huucl, iced no introduction to Murphy. •lurphy traveled all the way to HlythcvlUe. some 450 miles, Uist, ear only to get knocked buck tin heir beds by a tough Chick team a 33-14 count, This is the same Murphy teum hat. made that trip and the loss well remembered. Couch Rity Sharp's boys are hell-bunt on r<-- irning that bit of embarrassment, The Chicks arrived in town hue esterdny and Conch imme- 'iutrly culled for a linlil workout 'bun he s<jiu. his Chicks to hoci .'here they U'ill remain the greater art of today. The opening kickot'f is sot tor R in. in Mobile's vast Liiclci Shi- eliuiii and is expected to be wutchcii by upwards ol 10,000 funs, Including i some 100 or more Blythevlllians win- made the limij trip to Mobile. I for the franchise. Johnson said he \vii.s under the definite Impression the sale of the A's to him Tor transfer lo Kansas City was practically un accomplished fuel, "I hiive not sold my .stock," said Roy, "Tim last thlnp, I said be- n the meeting in. Cbicn- n in in a closely knit limitly and I wunt the chance to i a Ik it over wiili them." And I'm r , fore 1 Loss by Irish Hard on Leahy HOLLYWOOD iff)—Prank Lenhj Mild today that retirement fron cojichiiiK hail given him his besi liciillli Kim't' UM1--VMU. Notre Dame had better not lose any more games, "I fee! the 1 if rentes!, 1 ever have" tht> former Irish ranch told n reporter. He admittrd that, the second half of ihe Dnme-Pur- ilue sit mo brouuht on some sympathy pains for his successor, Terry Brciiniin. TACKLE FODDER — The Chicks have plenty of weight at tackle this year, even fimong the reserves. Wayne Polsgrove (left) and Robert Holt are a pair of the Chicks' reserve tackles that ivv ..,^^,.,^^^f» boast plenty of weight. Both are playing their first year of varsity football. (Courier News Photo) Little Rock Tops Texarkana For Third Win in Big Seven By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Little Rock Tigers have hammered out their third straight Big Seven football vie 1 tory, providing pretty reliable evidence that they don't put much stock in a pair of early- season losses to out-of-slate teams. Last night's victim was Texarkana. The score was 25-7. And again it was the Tiger formula of hard running backs able to go all the way from anywhere that provided the difference. For the second straight week the Tigers had to come from behind .0 win, too. Texarkana led 7-0 be- 'ore the referee had the Whistle lack in his pocket. Two Little Rock touchdowns followed in the first quarter and settled the issue for ill purposes of the won-lost record. Against Port Smith the Tigers ilso found themselves trailing in .he infant stages of the game. But ,iiey turned on the steam and the 3rlzzlles fell. Lost A Pair Before they opened the conferen- :e sen .son with u 52-0 rout of Hot Springs, Little Rock lost 2-0 to Tex- rlcnna, Tex., and collapsed 4(i-20 in ront of Istroiiimt High of Baton The two touchdowns thut gave Little Rock the lead at Texarkana /ere scored on a 34-yard puss from Hammond Satterfleld to Scott, Voodmansee and a seven-yard end un by Ralph Goldman. In the third quarter Darryl Her- n?rt and Jimmy Martin wrapped ip the Rome. Herbert .scooted •& ard.s with a lateral to score and tffirtln returned a Texarkana punt "!5 yards for a touchdown. The loss was Texarkana's In j the conference and thricl of the. .season. The Rimirbnck.s walloped Hot Springs 38-0 in their opening game. Little Rock's t r ,imph leaves the Tigers tied for ihe Big Seven lead with El Dtmulo—i-ucli with thrrr wins. That knot will be untied next week .at El Dorado when the Tigers and Wildcats meet,. , ' Ed Dorado vs. N. Littli- Rock , This week end's only other Big' Seven game sends North Little Rock, one of El Dorado's victims, against Hot Springs, which has not yet scored its first touchdown, at North Little Rock. Aside from the North Little Rock- Hot Springs game tonight, Big Seven teams play out of the conference this week end. El Dorado's unbeaten Wildcats, assured of a perfect conference record when they meet Little Rock next week, collide with tough Smac- Sports Roundup— Was KG Vote Unanimous?- By GAYLK TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball history will record that laic this past Tuesday night the publicity director of the American League, Earl .1, Hilligan. emerged bleary-eyed from a long and exhausting meeting in Chicago and announced to assemblcd'reporlcrs that it bad been voted to transfer the franchise of (be Philadelphia Athletics to Kansas City. Frank Lane, genera] manager of the Chicago White Sox, added the surprising information that 'the vote approving the sale of (he A'.s to Arnold Johnson, n capitalist, had been unanimous. The only thing that kept them from ringing church bells in Kansu.s City 'was the lateness of the hour. But hold, and let us not be hasty. Anyone who knows even three big league baseball mriL'iiates intlate- ly would realize irt a holy minute thai .something (i.^hy was going on. He would know instinctively that no whole roomful ol them ever could get together and unanimously approve anything us .sensible as severing a knot that was strangling everybody to death. Vote "Misleadinff" The strange and unnatural situation existed, as it turned out. only , so long as it took Calvin Griffith, vice president of the Washington ; Senators, to return to his home i base and oil up his tonsils. "A vote wns taken." Calvin conceded, "but. the Washington club nnd Diners rlo not consider it final. It was misleading (o announce tlmt Kansas City was lavored by a unanimous 7-0 vole. The Wa.shin^- ton, Boston and Detroit votes are enough to stop liny move to Kansas City, and that may still bo done." Now. that sounds a good deal more like R baseball meeting, os- ppriaily the part about a 7-0 vote ng "misleading." Head football, coach Hush Duffy Daughmy of Mirhipan State wns capiain of the 1939 Syracuse team hat played in the Orange Bowl, E. E- "Rip" Miller, assistant rtirec- or of athletics at Navy, was one ol' •hf "seven mules" of Notre Dame oolliull fame. BLYTHEVILLE TUESDAY OCT. FAIRGROUNDS ts Junior Chamber Commnrce Basilio-Gronik Fight on TV SYRACUSE, N. Y. Ijfl — Carmen Basil Jo. the No. 1 welterweight contender, and hopeful Allle Gronik of Detroit slug it out tonight for a crack »t the winner of the Onvilnn-Johnny Saxton. title Kid match. About 5,000 fiins are expected for the nationally televised (NBC) 10-round scrap at the War Memorial Auditorium. The Syracuse area will b blocked out. Bnsilio has been Itching fo immy months for another chanc at Gnvilan, who took the Canastot boy here in September 1953 on split decision in a title go. If Gronik. 24-yenr-old Mlchlga welterweight champ, should tak Bnsilio, he would be in line for ;ltle match with the Gavilan-Sa.> ;on winner. Basilio is reportedly promise ,he winner of that match if h gets by Gronik. THE ORIGINAL 1840 .CABIN Buy Your King Brothers Circus Ticket From the Blytheville Jaycees On Sale Owens Drug, Kelley's Shoe Store Tues., Oct. 19 Two performances Adults 1.30 Children .60 THE WORLD ITS FIELD ITS TRIUMPHS REACH BEYOND THE SEAS! THE COLOSSUS OF ALL AMUSEMENTS 600-PEOPLE-600 IM AjtENIC STARS 250 WILlfANl'MALS' IS-ElEPHANTS-lS son • SEATS - swo Funlv-GrailM F. trum irf all l!m * L4 FORM* it Troupe — Chtmptoni * *LOLITA* Dancing Qieon • 1 lh« Tight Wlffl GEORSEOUS STREET PARADE 11:30 A.M. TWICE DAILY 24 8P.M. °?° R I %P • BACK TO PRE-WAR PRICES • ADULTS $1.18 • CHILDREN 55c *u PUB rm KKSI:K\T: AMI ADMISSION TICKETS UN SAI.I: niters DAY AT Owens l(c\all Druff Store fr,moit<f- i aj. Become. SnglidibSCangutige," kover of District 4AA at El Dorado. The Wildcats so far are unbeaten. About a dozen rugged linemen take turns and do most of the work In the line. Halfbacks Bobby Bates and James Mooty give the Wildcats an explosive attack. Those two combinations have carried El Dorado to five straight victories. The other Big Seven teams-For't Smith and Pine Bluff—both play non-conference games at home. Fort Smith takes on Springdale and Pine Bluff faces Central High of Memphis. Cannlcn Plays Crossed FayettevNle and Van Buren meet in a crucial District IAA game at Van Buren. The game will pit Fay- ettevtlle's one-man yardage producer, Donnle Stone, against Van Buren's unbeaten Pointers. Fayetteville has been whipped once, by Subiaco, Two of the leaders in District 4AA have conference games on tap tonight. Camden meets Crossett at Camden and Magnolia goes to Ark- j adelphla. Fairvlew plays Hope In the other conference game. I The only District 2AA game throws Newport's undefeated Greyhounds against the Mustangs at Forrest City. Russellville meets Benton in the only District 3AA game. I Coikgt Football— Wisconsin-Purdue Tilt Tops on Menu Southern Cal, Oregon Clash In Television Game of Week By WILL GRIMSLEY The Associated Pre«s The line-splitting rushes of Alan (The Horse) Amecha will be matched with the deadly pitching arm of Lenny Daw;on tomorrow when Wisconsin and Purdue clash at Lafayette, !nd., in the battle of second and fifth ranked football powers. Mays Was NL's Leading Slugger Giants' Sensation Edges Duke Snider; Minoso Tops in AL NEW YORK un — Willie (The Wallop) Mays, the New York jiants' sensational outfielder, cap- ured the National League slugging Hie for 1954 in a close competi- ion with Duke Snider of Brooklyn :nd Cincinnati's Ted Kluszewskl. Slugging averages — based on otal bases and times at bat—com- iled by the Associated Press howed today that Mays produced 77 total bases in 565 at bats for a J67 mark. Willie cracked out 33 oubles, 13 triples and 41 homers mong 195 hits. Snider. last year's pace-setter, iled up 378 total bases, the most n the majors, in 584 tries for a 647 average. Kluszewski was third nth .639 on 366 total bases in 513 t bats. Minnie Minoso of the Chicago Vhlte Sox took American League iugging honors with a .535 av- rage. The.speedy outfielder-third aseman compiled 304 total bases n 568 at bats. Minnie slammed 8 doubles, 18 triples and 19 cir- uit blows among 182 hits. Mickey Mantle, the New York ankees' switch-hitting outfielder, •as runner-up to Minoso with a '23 mark. He had 163 hits and 16 oubles, 12 triples and 27 homers . his extra-base output. Stan Musial of the St. Louis ardinals finished fourth in the ational league with .607, result- g from 359 total bases In 591 ies. Stan had 41 doubles, 9 iples and 35 home runs. Musial also boosted his lifetime Behind Ameche's powerful running, Wisconsin has swept through its first three games without a defeat. Dawson pitched Purdue to victory over Missouri and Notre Dame before being shaded last week in a 13-13 tie with Duke. Wisconsin is a seven-point favorite. Duke, also unbeaten and possessing what may be the strongest team in all Dixie, will have its own hands full at Durham, N.C., Where it meets a swift-hitting Army Warn which has scored one- sided victories over Michigan and Dartmouth. , Alabama Plays Tennessee The televised Game of the Week: pits Southern California against Oregon at 4:15 p.m., EST. Holding prime regional interest are such games as West Virginia at Penn State, pitting two unbeaten elevens of the East; Michigan State at Notre Dame; Alabama at Tennessee; and Arkansas at Texas. Oklahoma, which catapulted into the No. 1 position in the Associated Press poll on convincing victories over California, Texas Christian and Texas, moves into its own league—the Big Seven—where the dangers aren't so grave. The Sooners play Kansas and they rule three-touchdown, favorite. UCLA, third ranked behind Oklahoma and Wisconsin, has a. lome date with up-and-down Stanford and the experts figure the TJclans, the last Rose Bowl representatives, have enough single- wing power to win by 13 points. Ohio State, also unbeaten, is host ;o the Iowa team which knocked off Michigan State in the first game of the season. Minnesota, .he surprise of the Big Ten with three straight triumphs, takes on an Illinois team which hasn't got moving. Ohio State is fourth •imked nationally while Minnesota s No. 11. Both are favored. ilugging average two points to 584—a National League record for 10-year-men. NOTICE I want to apologue to all my Friends and Customers for the inconvenience I may have caused them in beinfc closed for a period of ten days. I am inviting; each of you hack again lo give me another chance to serve you better than ever before. Junior's Cities Service Station Ark-Mo Stale Line — Phone 3-8275 Shwrtr The BIGGEST selling job in (owr,... 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