The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 18, 1954
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PAGB EIGHT BLYTHKV7LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'MONDAT, OCTOBER 18,1954 . Chicks Will Homecoming Observe Friday Sleelers Drub Browns in NFL Pittsburgh Shows Championship Form In Pro League Win Bj- SHELDON SAKOWITZ The title • hungry Pittsburgh Steelers have their sights set..on capturing their first division crown since joining the National Football League in 1953. Nothing would please Wtv\t Kies- llng more than to have Pittsburgh win the Eastern conference championship in this, his first season as head coach. The closest Pittsburgh hns come to a division title was in 1941 when the Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles ended the regular season tied for first place. But the Eagles prevailed 21-0 in a playoff. The Steelers demonstrated Sunday they're definitely a team to be reckoned with this season as they drubbed the once-mighty Cleveland Browns 55-21. This brought Pittsburgh's record to 3.1, good for a second place tie with , the New York Giants who also won. Eagles Win, Too But the front running Philadelphia Eagles bowled over the Washington Eedsklns 49-2! for their fourth straight victory. The Giants impended the Chicago Cardinals 31- 1T. The Eagles and Steelers come to grips Saturday night at Pittsburgh in a game that could have an important bearing on the outcome of the eastern division title. In their first clash at Philadelphia the Eagles squeezed out a 24-22 decision. Meanwhile, the defending champion Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers clash in n vital western division test Sunday. . The Lions racked up their third straight success by blanking Baltimore 35-0 Saturday night, while the 49ers turned back the Chicago Bears 31-24 yesterday. San Francisco has three victories and a tie with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams dropped a 35-17 victory to Green Bay Sunday. Tribe Will Take On Memphis East High Blytheville's Chiekasaws, their victory string broken at seven games, will observe homecoming this week against East High of Memphis. The Chicks and East High are slated to clash at Haley Field Friday night as the highlight of the school's annual homecoming celebration. And the Chicks went right to work today attempting to work out some of the kinks they sustained when they ran smack Into a red hot team of Murphy High Panthers at Mobile. Ala., last Friday nlfiht. Coach Russ Mosloy scheduled a workout for today as he attempted to get his sciuad back In peak form for their Homecoming lift". Arrived Home Saturday The bewildered Chicks arrived home from Mobile shortly alter 5 p.m. Saturday. And in spite of tholr feelings they hod few excuses to offer lor their 30-7 shellacking they suffered at Mobile. 'We just got teat," Dnmiy Cobb, first string center, replied when asked the standard question "What happened." "They had a good ball club and played us olf the Held. They were ready for us awl we weren't ready for them." Cobb added. That seemed to be the feeling of most of the Chicks. East HlRh ToURh In East High, the Chicks are expecting another formidable foe. The Memphis team has had some bad luck in the Memphis Prep League this year but are reputed to have a sound ball club. The Chicsk are expected to get right rlown to hard work for thl.« one. They have a tough scrimmage :heduled for tomorrow and another for Wednesday before they relax their pre-game training. They'll cap things of! with a light workout Thursday. Two Main Events On Legion Card Two women wrestlers plus a Texas Tornado, non-title bout between champion Ray Plrett and Red Roberts, will hlghllRht the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium tonight. The women's bout will bring together two top women grapplers, Penny Banner of St. Louis and Lee Chona LaClaire of Huntington, W. Va, Rated as two of the prettiest women in the professional wrcstlins business, they'll swap holds in two out of three falls bout Unit will run over the 90-minute time limit rout*. In the other half of the double main event bout southern junio The Chicks had to forego their deep sea fishing trip while in Mobile because of the weather. They had planned the trip for Saturday morning but because of the top coat weather that prevailed in the usually .summer-like Mobile, they decided to come home. The Chicks' loss to Mobile was only the 10th suffered by a vllle lenm since Conch Russell Modcy took over the Chicks' reins in 1048. Mosley'K coaching record now stands at &tt victories. 10 defeats and two ties. The most (jumps any of nls teams hiive lost in uny year is four. hcayweight champion Pirett wiii take on Red Roberta, the uuy hi' won the \\i\e from, in a winner- take-all, no time limit. TPXIUS Tornado match. Under Texas Tornado rules holds are burred and there will be no time limit as falls do not rount One participant must admit defeat before the bout Is over. Paps to Observe Homecoming, too Juniors to Play Osceola Seminoles Thursday Night Blytheville's Papooses, like their \K brother Chicks, will observe lomec'omlng this week when they take on Osceola's junior Seminoles at Haley Field Thursday night. The Papfi, who have a record of four wins and one loss, began pre- jarlng for the big event today . as Coach Jimmie Fisher sent his jun- or tribe through a lengthy workout. This game will be one of the top ones on the Paps' schedule. O.sceola's junior Seminoles are regarded as one of the top Junior teams of this area and will be out to avenge a defeat they suffered at the hands of the Paps last year. Beat Newport The Paps got back on the victory trail last week with an impressive win over Newport's Juniors. And they will be out to make this their record victory since suffering their only setback of the season two week, 1 iiRo at the hands of Whltelmvcn Tenn. Coftch Fisher sent his tribe through a long workout this afternoon and promised more of the same for tomorrow. They will taper off with n light workout Wednesday afternoon be- forii settling back to await the invasion of the Seminoles. Only One Team Is Unscored On NEW YORK C/P) — Fifty-eight collepe football teams are still unbeaten and untied but little New Britain State Teachers College of Conn., Is the only OUR that hasn't given up a point. New Britain State has won two names while reRlfitorinR 60 points and holding its opponents scoreless. Arizona wild game rangers are versntltc fellows. Along with violators of name and (Lsh laws, the rancors also brought in to their Phoenix office three thieves of stolen curs—iincl one mun charged with stealing a cow. The Duke University football record lists a 96-0 victory over Fur man in 1801. That season a touchdown was worth four points Instead of six. Sports Roundup— Rocky's Punch Is Powerful By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK tfV-Up to now' when anyone asked whether we thought Rocky Marciano could have whipped Joe Louis when the Brown Bomber was at hi.s wonderful best, the answer bas been in the negative. The memory of Joe on the night he knocked out and hospitalized Max Schmeling with a single sustained flurry of punches still is too green to go back on him this soon, no matter how creat onr present admiration for Rocky. Our argument has been billed on the belief that Joe hit st, hard and so much when he got his opening that Rocky, no defensive penius. would have found it impossible to survive. But what, we have been asked, about Rocky hiuing Joe while al! that was going on? Well, the reply has been, Rocky surely would have hit ihe Bomber with E\ lew rights. Everybody did that, and many of Joe's opponents knocked him down too. But he always got up mad. and no doubt he would have arisen after Rocky had pinpointed his jaw. Shook Off Punches That has seemed h be a reasonable assumption, because Loui? shook off some brutal punches first and last. He was a great champion despite the fact that his chin was vulnerable to a degree. The only question is whether he ever got hit quite as hard as Rock\ would have hit him, and that brings us to our present state ot uncertainty. There's n book Just out entitled "TV.Boxing Bonk." The author is Joe \V!!linnis, and his avowed purpose is to give the home expert some idea of how io score » fight. Nobody can do thnt. not even Joe, but he does sometliing else is a lot more interesting.. He discloses exactly how hard Mnrcinno hitf.. Seems that after Rocky look Jersey Joe \Viik-ott oil! with one shattering punch at Philadelphia, a very scientific tcstinp outfit was i n.sked to measure the velocity of : the new champion's hiiyiniiki-r i Rocky whacked it liRht punching I baL;. and somehow, by siny electronic yadfi'Cts and physics eqtia- :Uons, they mv an answer, j !i2. r i Foot-I'ounds j "It proclaimed," swears Wil- j liams, '"ihal the champion's best | punch is more powerful than an ; armor-piercing bullet. Specifically. {the punch received a rating oi 925 foot-pounds, us acairust 690 foot| pounds claimed for the most powerful Amevicim hand sun bullet. A foot-pound is the energy required to lift one pound one foot off the ground. By way oi comparison, in a .somewhat simitar test Dob Feller's best pitch recorded 900 foot- pounds." One of the men who conducted the had boxed a little in college, and he gave it a dry run before letting Rocky take his lick. His highest figure was 200 foot- pounds, or maybe normal for n pood ttonri .salesman. "The gentleman." Williams continues, "dup into his. scientific satchel, for n last fact. A -15 Colt's ammunition is rated at 429 foot- pounds and is credited with being able to knock a man down. If that knocks a man down, what does Rocky do when he lands with 925 loot-pounds?" We Have Moved! LEE DUNCAN Brake & Tune Up Shop NOW LOCATED On South Highway 61 Ph POOl EOUIPHEHT FOR SALE 3 Pool Tables Completely Equipped with Balls, Racks & Cue Sticks. BUILDING FOR OPERATION OF BILLIARD HALL & BEER TAVERN AVAILABLE for RENT Write or Set J. F. LITTLE LITTLE POOL HALL Next Door to Post Ofice—Holland, Mo. . -.„DEFENSIVE END — Playing a lot o! defensive end for the Chicks this year is Freddie Bounsnvall, ;i junior letterman from last year's squod, Roumnvall is expected to see quite a bit of work in the Chicks' game with East High Friday night. (Courier News Photo) To Many Fans. Razorbacks Now Own Successful Season 6 Games on County Slate This Week Mississippi County's Class AA, B and junior football learns offer another full schedule of activity this week with six games on the agenda, all of them to be played on county _ 1G (S ' .» Activity gets started Thursday night with a pair of junior games. Wyatt Ponders Ole Miss' Might But Cheers from Texai Victory Still Ringing in Ozark* FAYETTBVILLE, Ark. I/P)—Coach Bowden Wyatt already is pondering the problems Ole Miss will throw at his Arkansas football team next week, but the cheers from Saturday's victory over Texas probably still are echoing in the Ozarks around Fayetteville. That, despite the fact that the students are in classes today. Three years ago when the Razorbacks whipped Texas for the first time in 13 years. President Lewis Webster Jones called a Monday holiday. No Holiday President John Tyler Caldwell declared no holiday today because "If I give you a holiday for every game we win this year, you wouldn't go to school much." Caldwell gave his decision to a group of students that went to his house from a giant celebration welcoming the victorious Razorbacks home. . Cars stretched along both sides of the highway as far as the eye could see yesterday, waiting for the bus containing the Razorbacks to arrive at Farmington, a commun ity about five miles out of Fayetteville. EslimalCTl .at 2,000 State police, who estimated the mob of cars at 2,000, stopped the Razorback bus. The fans called for the team and Wyatt, but the bus followed a State Police escort to the University field house. At the field house the Porker disembarked. Wyatt was the last to leave the bus and enter v he huge throng of cheering fans. He Just waved and smiled and said nothing Win Over Texas at Austin Porkers' First Since 1937 By HAT STEPHENS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — For a big bloc of fans, the University of Arkansas Razorbacks have completed a successful football season. Saturday, the Porker upstarts, unawed by jinxes, hexes or Texas, soundly smashed the Longhorns 20-7 for their fourth straight 1954 victory. Not only did the Razorbacks beat game's most spirklin? play. .,,_ t _, .... ., Following the Interception, Arkansas ground onslaught which run out the clock to protect a 14-0 halftime lead. Then Moore, a 185- pound fullback, slipped through a hole at tackle and raced 82 yards to score untouched. Moore and Buddy Benson, the second string tailback, led the Ar- j kansas ground no slaught which Texas—they accomplished .the al most Impossible feat of defeating he Longhorns In Texas. It was the :irst lime the Hogs have been able :o win at Austin since 1937. That triumph In itself represents to many Arkansas Jans the pinnacle of football success. From here on out. everything will be anti- climatic. Robin Roberts holds the Nationa League record for most starts in the Ail-Star game. Roberts ha: been the starting pitcher in four o them (I860,'1951, 1953 and 1954). GridContestWon By Elaine Smith Georgia Student Tops Field by Missing Only Five Games The havci upset bug. which raised in just iiboilt every .section ' of the milinn lust weekend, didn't phase Miss Elaine Sinilh of flre- nau Academy. Gainesville, da. In spite of the fart that .she is a member of thr "weaker" sex. Miss Smith apparently refused (n be in- Mlienred by the so-called fnnllmll experts rind as a result she walked olf with iTif. $10 pvlie in the courier News' weekly football contest last week. Miss Smitli eorreetly picked the winners of 1!) of the 2-1 foulest pames Including such upsets as Army's win over Duke, Arkansas over Texas and Pittsburgh over Navy. But Miss Smith wasn't the only one to miss only five games in the contest. Several others did likewise to tic her but she picked Mobile to trounce Blytheville by a 21-14 score and score was the closest lo beincr eorreet. so she was declared the winner. This .veek's contest games appear in today's issue of the Courier News. Scores o{ lust week's euutt games: Mobile 30. Blytheville 1 Army 28. Duke 14 TCU 21. Texas A.tM 20 Wisconsin 20. Purdue 6 Georgia Tech 14. Auubrn 1 UCUA 72. Stanford 0 Pittsburgh 21. Nnvy in Georgia IS. Vnnderbill 14 Minnesota 19. Illinois 6 Miami 27. Mississippi State 13 Notre Dame 20. Michigan State Then Friday night, four high school games will follow. Thursday night Blytheville's Papooses are slated to play Osceola in Blytheville while Burdette's junior Pirates entertain a team of Juniors from Hayti, Mo. Then Friday night, the big boys take over. Blytheville, Mississippi County's only Class AA team, will celebrate its homecoming against East High of Memphis. \Vilson vs. W.' Memphis At least one other school, Wilson, will observe homecoming this week. T,ie Bulldogs are scheduled to take on powerful West Memphis at Wilson Friday night. Osceola's Seminoles travel again this week y:oing to Keiser for another lough tilt. Reiser's Yellow Jackets are one of the lop Class B teams of the district having a record of four wins and one defeat. Osceola has won but one while losing five. In the other game in the county this week. Shawnee's up and down Indians will take on Trumann at Joiner. The Cleveland Browns of the NFL have 19 players on their roster who have been released from the Army Navy or Marines since last season Boxer Archie Moore fought for Ifi years before he won the light- heavyweight championship in his 128th fight. Kurt Burris. stalwart center for the University of Oklahoma football team, is majoring in geology. Arkansas 20, Texas 7 Helena ' Osceola 6 Nebraska 27. Oregon State 7 West Virginia 19. Penn State 14 Baylor 34. Washington 1 Florida 21, Kentucky 7 Ohio State 20. Iowa 14 Alabama 27. Tennessee 0 California 17. Washington Stat Missouri 20. Indiana 14 Mississippi 34.. Tulane 7 . Houston 14. Oklahoma A&M 7 Michigan 7. Northwestern 0 The conquest marked Arkansas' beat Texas at its own game—rush- For the first time since the easy straight victory, beginning the final game of the 1953 season. It leaves the undefeated, untied Hogs atop the Southwest Conference standings. Aransas is the only unbeaten team in the Southwest, and only one other conference member, Southern Methodist, still is unbeaten in conference play. Many of the hysterical Arkansans who witnessed the Razorback's hour of glory Saturday eel- ing. 41-0 victory over TuJsa, Arkansas whipped an opponent in statistics SL well as score. Thi Razorbacks trailed Texas only in first 'owns— and passing. They surprised everyone by topping the Steers on the ground. It generally was admitted that the big Longhorns were weak in the air, but a combination of depth and a previously devastating ebrated by shouting, "We're in the j ground attack had been expected Cotton Bowl now." Coach Bowden Wyatt, not quite so carried away, replied, "Let's don't think about bowls; we've got six tough ball games in front of us." Despite their No. 12 ranking nationally, Arkansas entered the game a 2-point underdog to unranked Texas. But, once again the Razorbacks combined errorless defensive play with a sparkling attack to push another opponent all over the field. From the time that blocking back Preston Carpenter to overcome this handicap. But the Arkansas defense effectively haltered the Texans' rushing, while the Razorbacks found very little trouble piercing the Texas line. Offense This Time In its conquest of Texas Christian and Baylor, it was the Arkansas defense that spelled the difference. Against Texas, the Bazorback offense really came into its own, but the defense suffered not one whit in comparison. Five times, Arkansas defenders plucked a Texas pass from the i plucked Texas passes out of the hands of a receiver -nd raced 20 'air, running the Razorbacks' rec- yards to score, Texas was a de- ord for interceptions to 12 in four feated team. Texas, like the Razorbacks' three previous victims, learned that a team can't make mistakes against the Porkers. Arkansas pass defense men Intercepted three Longhorn throws deep in Araknsas territory to stop Texas drives. Henry Moore, who paced the ball carriers of both clubs with a 9.6 average, took passes to set one of the Texas the stage for the games. Texas got Inside the Arkansas 2t only twice, and on the first of those pentratlons the Arkansas Una held inches short of a touchdown. Don Maroney, who led Texas' somewhat lethargic attack, finally bulled across for the only Texas touchdown in the third quarter. Texas' tremendous depth, which had been counted as a big factor in the pre-game forecasting, also failed to be of use to the Longhorns. Forced to play catch-up from the start. Texas could use only 28 men. Arkansas played just 23, with reserve guard Bobby Gilliam the only third-string man to get into the game. The Arkansas get no rest next Saturday, when they take on unbeaten Mississippi at Little Rock. Ole Miss has downed five oppo- DHyiui acmui, yuoiiv-u jiii.u n».ji. .p*"~~ *•' J.------CJ i ponents this year, and was ranked is imminent sophomore Jim Swing of Texas Christian ap- eighth in the nation prior to de- pears about to leap to the top in ball-carrying. Bating Tuiane last Saturday. Hooper, who threw for 2-14 yards ' past and Baylor's Bill Hooper Is SWC's Top Passer DALLAS (AP) — One change in Southwest Conference statistical leaderships came last week as Billy Hooper, the Baylor senior, pushed into first .place in passing and another • - ' - against Washington, shoved his teammate Bobby Jones, now sets the passing pace with 23 completions in 42 attempts for 393 yards. Duane Nutt of Southern Methodist, who gained 74 yards against Rice, stayed in second place with his 284 yards on 24 connections in 42 throws. Swink romped to 144 yards against Texas A&M and now is just eight yards back of the ball-carrying lender, Dicky Moegle of Rice. Moegle has gained 322 yards on 39 runs. Elwood Kettler. the hard-working quarterback of Texas A&M. stayed 1 on top in total offense with 81 yards rushing and 45 passing against Texas Christian. Kettler has 506 yards on 109 plays. Walker Top Punter George Walker of Arkansas continues to lead the punters with his average of 44.7 yards on 16 kicks. Walker also is valuable defensively. The Arkansas tailback has intercepted four passes for 42 yards to lead in that department. Henry Gremminger of Baylor is the leading pass-receiver with seven catches for 182 yards. Baylor tops in team offense with' an average of 345.8 yards per game. Southern tyethodist leads in team defense, giving up only 230.7 yards per contest. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Oct. 18 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c DOUBLE MAIN EVENT LADIES WRESTLING Miss Penny Banner vs. Miss Lee Chona LaClaire Onf Hour Time Limit—best 2 Out Of Three Falls SPECIAL MATCH Texas Tornado Rules—Nothing Barred—Fall* Do Not Count HOT Dee/ DELICIOUSLY SEASONED WITH OUR CHILI AND CHOPPED ONIONS TAKE HOME SACK— 6 FOR $1 DRIVE IN KREAM KASTLE for the COURIER NEWS BILLY BEALL, Th« Great RAY PIRETT vs. RED ROBERTS (Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion) NO TIME LIMIT—They wid wrestle until one gives up. Try Lowe's Take-Home Pac Sliced Barbecue Pork 8 large sliced buns—cole sl»w —1 bottle barbecue »»uce. Enough for 8 sandwiches. All For 89 CECIL LOWE GROCERY & MKT. Call 3-45S7 Between (I 4 > A.M. for Noon Snrie* tr Between I * i P.M for 6 O'clock Eats

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