The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 3, 1955 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 3, 1955
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Duck Hunting at Big Lake Given Boost As Huge Pipes Opened A pair of 48-inch pioes this morning began pouring water into the northern end of the public shooting area at Big Lake and Game and Fish Commission officials and duck hunters alike had high hopes the water will fill sloughs in plenty of time to attract greenheads this year. those who brave midwinter weather Game and Fish Commission engineers were due 10 open the gates on the two new pipes at 8 a.m. today. The pipes tap into the Floodway Ditch about one-half mile north of the Upper Dam. A newly dredged ditch runs the water to an east-west ditch which, n turn, sends it into the North- South Ditch. It is hoped this ne\v supply of water will once more make the "north end" a happy hunting ground for in pursuit of the feathered visitors from Canada. Dried Out During three years of drought, the northern reaches of the bottomland area pretty well dried out. While there was water in the lower holes of the southern area, there also was a heavy concentration of gunners there, too, and the pressure sometimes made for a pretty short season for some. Ryff Say He's Not Ready for Title Go BALTIMORE (AP) — "Frankie Ryff needs more fights before challenging Bud Smith for the lightweight title," says Frankie Ryff. Contrary to the customary "brincr on the champ" bellow of a winner, Ryff took a calm out- loofc last night -'ter he whipped former title holder Paddy De Marco in a 10-rounder. "That Smith is tough and you shouldn't fight the 'big' man until you're ready," said the 22-year- old Bronx, N. Y., flash. "I need to fight often and more to be good enough," said the winner of 19 out of 20 bouts since 1951. His only loss was a split decision to Ralph Dupas. also one of his victims. Bleeding Eyes After Fourth Two physical attributes more or less beyond his control may bar any lightweight title aspirations too. He continues to be susceptible to bleeding easily from around the eyes, both of them streaming from the fourth round on last night, Also, he weighed 139'2, and admitted he didn't like to train down to less which indicates he may have to become a welterweight. De Marco also weighed 139Vs. A sixth round knockdown of De Marco was the big punch in Ryff's conquest of the 27-year-old titleholder of last year. It was the only round in which any of the three officials separated the two fighters by as much as two points. Two of them gave Ryff the round 10-8. Unanimous Decision Otherwise, all the rounds were scored 10-9 or even with the widest total margin appearing on Referee Eddie Leonard's Card, 98-92. Judge Bennie Goldstein scored it 98-94 and Judge John Kelly 9995. It was the 15th defeat in 88 fights for De Marco, who also wound up bleeding from the right eye and who is no longer ranked in his division after holding the title eight months last year. Ryff is ranked fourth. It Is hoped that thi« plan, which ends at the High Line Ditch, will provide both hunters and ducks with more water. If it works, it is expected to take a lot of pressure' off some of the better holes In the southern area and to hold more ducks in the overall area by opening up hundreds of acres of feeding and resting water in the pin oak country. The single, 30-inch pipe which has been in use at the same Floodwiy Ditch site has been shut off for the time being. When a new gate Is obtained, it probably will carry water, too. Tampering "Sportsmen" The old gate on it was clobbered when "sportsmen" tampered with it, opening it up and filling ditches with water in midsummer. This helpful piece of work delayed the Game and Fish Commission project for about 30 days as workmen had to wait until ditches dried again before continuing certain phases of work. The North-South has been dammed at the High Line Ditch. Two, 36-inch pipes have been put in the dam, but they'll pe opened only in the event the area must be drained for additional work. According to engineers' estimates, the two 48-inch pipes will fill ditches to more than bank full and then gradually begin filling sloughs and lower areas with water. The plan is not designed, it was stated, to cover the woods with water. Spoil bank of the High Line has been plugged in spots and is to act as a retainer for the water. A dirt road has been built aloni the south side of the High Line tc the North-South. Mississippi Count; Electric Co-op, which owns the righ of way, participated in cost of th> road. Culverts have been placed in man; low spots so overflow will run ove and not over the roadway* whicr will be passable in dry weather. 'Other End' Cops Lineman Prize the last crucial minutes. Maentz hooked and got by a Iowa defender, then took a pas on the dead run and bolted for th end zone in a play that covere 60 yards. It gave Michigan a 27 21 lead with less than three min utes left. Earlier, Kramer had pulled i another touchdown pass for 6 yards that brought Michigan with in one point of the Hawkeyes— 21-20. By JOHN BARBOUR ANN ARBOR, Mich., l/F) — Tom Maentz, whom they called "that other end" when Michigan's football season started, finds himself the Associated Press Lineman of The Week today — an honor he modestly says belongs to the whole squad. The 20-year-old junior from Holland, Mich., was voted the week's best lineman by the nation's sports writers and sportscasters for his blazing performance last Saturday against Iowa. His pair of touchdown catches literally pulled Michigan out of defeat. "It sure Is an honor," said Maentz. "But the team really earned it." Little was heard of Maentz when the season started. He was overshadowed by big Ron Kramer, Michigan's other versatile end who himself snagged two passes for 79 yards and a touchdown Saturday for a high rating in this week's lineman poll. It was Maentz who grabbed five passes for 169 yards and two scores, including the one that gave Michigan its first lead over the Ha\vkeyes in the last three minutes of the game. Maentz, who practiced his lightning speed last summer by running wind sprints on the Holland High School yard teamed with Kramer for the devastating air attack that broke Iowa's back in 21-20, Although light heavyweight cham pion Archie Moore was born anc raised in this country, he gained his first reputation as a fighter in Australia. Before you do your Holiday Buying, here's... WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISKY OVER 50% OF AMERICA'S WHISKY IS PRODUCED IN KENTUCKY BECAUSE KENTUCKY WHISKY IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD YET OF ALL THESE FINE WHISKIES, EARLY TIMES IS THE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKIANS OVERWHELMINGLY CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES. TASTE IS THE REASON. IT'S WHISKY OF SUPERB MELLOWNESS . . . MADE FROM A TRADITION , . A CENTURY OLD. 54 Fifth What Is true all year round is more than ever true at holiday time- Early Times is the first straight whisky of Kentucky. OIVE AND SERVE EARLY TIMES Do's and Don'ts For Hunters gun with the barrel obstructed- examine the bore fo. grease, twigs, or any obstruction, before usine a gun. Take a flexible cleaning rod along—it fits in four pocket, says the National Rifle Association of America. Engineer's Bowl Bid Faces Test KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Uf) —Bowl ambitious Georgia Tech meets a greatly improved Tennessee football team Saturday and the outcome of the game may decide where the Engineers will spend New Year's Day. Georgia Tech, the nation's eighth-ranking team in the AP poll is a virtual cinch to wind up with a bid either to New Orleans' Su- Classen Picks Texas Aggies, Rice Owls By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP) — Having survived football's cardinal sin — that of picking Notre Dame to lose a specific game — this forecaster returns with a nice, shiny now list of blue plate specials. The wrong pick of Notre Dame last week was one of 13 bad guesses. Thirty-six others, however, were correct for a weekly average of .735. That makes the season's totals 235 right, 85 wrong and .734. Here are this weekend's answers: Maryland over Louisiana State, Oklahoma over Missouri. Michigan over Illinois. Notre Dame over Penn. UCLA over College of Pacific. Navy over Duke. Georgia Tech over Tennessee. Michigan State over Purdue. Texas A&M over Southern Meth oilist. Army over Yale. Southern California over Stan ford. West Virginia over George Washington, a Friday night game. Syracuse over Penn State. Kentucky over Vanderbilt. ' Auburn over Mississippi State. Skipping over the others: Friday night Miami over Boston College, Texas Western over Hardm-Simmons. gar Bowl, Dallas' Cotton Bowl or Jacksonville's Gator Bowl. A victory over Tennessee would greatly enhance Tech's chances of winning the Southeastern Conference title and going to the Sugar Bowl. Although the New Orleans classic has no official tie-up with the SEC, the league champion normally plays host in the Bayou battle. . Coach Bobby Dodd has taken his boys to four successive New Year's Day games and they've won them all." Last Jan. 1 he piloted Tech to a 14-6 decision over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. His coaching adversary that day was Bowden Wyatt, now ringmaster at Tennessee. Saturday East: Boston University over Norlh Carolina State, Colgate over Buckncll, Columbia over Dartmouth, Cornell over Brown, Delaware over Gettysburg", Lafayette over Rutgers, Princeton over Harvard, Pittsburgh over Virginia, Holy Cross over Dayton (Sunday). South: Clcmson over Virginia Tech, Florida State over Villanova. Florida over Georgia, Mississippi over Memphis Slate, South Carolina over Nortli Carolina, Tulane over Alabama, Wake Forest over William & Mary, The Citadel over Newberry, Richmond over Davidson. . ' Midwest: Houston over Tulsa, Marquette over Detroit, Iowa over Minnesota, Nebraska over Iowa State, Kansas "tate over Kansas, Ohio State over Indiana, Wichita over Cincinnati, Wisconsin over Northwestern Colorado Oklahoma A&M, Southwest: Ariaona ftato ovtr West Texas State, Teniw Twh orw Arizona, Rice over Arkanau, Tw- as over Baylor. Far West: Colorado ovtr UUh, Denver over Colorado College, Utah State over Brig ham Young, Washington over California, Oregon State over Idaho, Oregon over Washington State. Hogs 5-Point Underdogs to Rice; HortonReplaceslnjuredThornason By THE ASSOCIATED I'RESS (ion Saturday night. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks tapered off football preparations for Rice today with sophompre Don Horton at left haLf instead of the veteran Joe Thomason. Thomason's last season as a Razorback was cut short because of a broken arm suffered in the Tex- That was the word from Texas A&M Coach Bear Bryant and Southern Methodist Coach Woody Woodard. IT will be the first time for the teams to meet under the lights and a Crowd of 40,000 is expected as the Aggies seek to protect their half-game lead in the championship race. Texas plays Baylor at Austin A&M game. X-rays revealed j the fracture Tuesday. i lon The Porkers have never beaten i _« ona Rice in Houston and they will b be underdogs by three to five points for the game Saturday. They will be trying to better a 3-3-1 season record and a 1-2-1 Southwest Conference mark. Except for the loss of Thomason, the Hogs are in good condition. Rice Coach Jess Neely said his squad "looked pretty good" in a limited workout. He cut the drill to 10 minutes 01 contact because of fear of further injuries. While end Marshall Crawford may return to action, Jay Riviere, starting tackle, probably won't be ready. He has a groin injury that has kept him out of the last two games. Aggies,,Ponies Ready The Texas Aggies and the Southern Methodist Mustangs are in top condition for their crucial conference football game at College Sta- and Rico meets Arkansas at Hous- day games. The Rice-Arkansas contest -vill be telecast re- Texae Christian takes Reports from Austin that the Texas vartHy didn't do very well In practice agahiM Baylor passes as thrown by Longhqrn freshman Vince Matthews. Neither the No. 1 nor No. 2 unit could Mop the passes that Matthews fried ta the fashion of Baylor's Doyle Traylor and Bobby Jones. The varsity had better hack against Baylor running plays. Baylor had a sizable injury list with nine players nursing hurts. These included rive guard*. PAPS Continued from Page 14 the season last night. They will carry the honor inio the Jackson game. Tonight's game will be bhe junior high swan song for nine of the Pap starters. DaVe Burnett, Billy Joe Harvison, Jimmy Bruce, Bobby Westbrook, Gene Williams and Jerry Manley in the,, line will be closing their careers with the Paps. The backfield losses are just as devastating., Jim Pulley, the team's No. One ground gainer this year, won't return in 1956. 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