The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 22, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1954 Chicks Play Memphis East Tonight at 8 A's Bosses Await Harridge's Word New Owners Grow Impatient with AL President PHILADELPHIA Wl The new owners of the Philadelphia Athlet- are chafing at the bit. Arthur Rosenberg, spokesman for the nine-man syndicate which purchased the A's, said he can' understand what's holding up American League approval of the deal. "If favorable or unfavorable news isn't received" from League President William Harridge today Rosenberg said, "two men will be sent to Chicago to talk with him." List Sent But Rosenberg added his group wants to be delicate about everything. Antagonizing Harridge or other American League officials would do the new owners cause no good, he said. "We have sent Harridge a list o: the new owners with their financial and social background," he said. "P.oy Mack has Informed the league president that he and his brother Earle and father Connie have sold us the club. If there Is any other Information Harridge wants, we are not aware of what it Is." The syndicate spokesman explained his group is at a disadvantage, "nder baseball law," he said, "we cnn't contact Harridge and demand approval. Only the selling stockholders can deal with the league office. We have to wait until we're approved or called in for consultation." In Chicago yesterday, Harridge said Roy Mack still had not provided him with the signed bill of particulars. He said this is necessary for league approval. Until the agreement is "signed, sealed and delivered," Harrldge said, his office cannot act in the matter. At & day long meeting In Philadelphia yesterday, the syndicate worked over final details of the purchase agreement. The documents were turned over to the Macks for signing, expected within 24 hours. Patterson Fights On TV Tonight NEW YORK Wl — Floyd Patterson, 18-year-old light heavyweight contender who has been nurtured as carefully at a hothouse plant, is favored to make ex-cop Joe Gannon of Washington his nth pro victim tonight at Madison Square Garden. There's no betting. The waRer- ing gentry consider the Brooklyn belter a cinch. It is his Garden debut as a main eventer even though the bout is limited to eight rounds. Patterson can't fight more than eight rounds in New York until he reaches his 20th birthday. In Gannon, he meets a 27-year- old. 173-pound boxer whose chief claim to fame is that he is one of Rocky Marcfano's sparring partners. Contest Will Mark Tribe's Homecoming Still smarting from the 30-7 shellacking they sufferet at far off .Mobile, Ala., week, Blythcville's Chickasaw; will try to get back on the right track tonight when tho> take oh East High of Memphis in their annual homecomin) game. Opening klckoff is set for 8 p. m t Haley Field with the homccom Ing ceremonies M't for n few minutes before game tinu-. On paper, the Chicks are favored to Hike this one but Conch Russ Motley has cautioned fans abou over optimism. The Chicks are Mill a little dis- •us ted about last work he explained, and It's been hard trying to keep their spirits up. Aftf.r Fifth Win The Chicks will he nfl«r thch fifth win of the season to go wit - :: :helr one loss, This will be Blythcville's first meeting with East High. The MIIK- ;fings, coached by Kenney Holland the former Arkansas flash, i-s Mcm- ihls' newest high school and have been playing football only abou 'ive years. The Mustangs, this year, have been suffering their knocks as Holand la right in the mkltlle of (i re- niildlng program. However, anyoni who follows Memphis Prep League football closely, knows that given team is apt do do most any- ,hlng on any given weekend. Box vs. T It will be another case of the box vs. the T in tonight's game. The Mustangs employ the tlghi T with a fellow named Locke running the show from under center. The Mustang's two big horses lowever, are halfbacks Jim Butler and Bryan Lewis, a pair of specd- iters who have pared East High al fear. The Chicks will be in near top condition for this one; They are iuffering only one serious injury ,hat Is the sore knee of fullback Charles (Bug) Abbott which ceep him sidelined tonight. The Chicks spent most of thf, week In sharpening their offense .nd working on blocking and tacking. They capped off the hard week 3f drills yesterday with a light worjt ut. Jail Sentence Suspended for Champ Saxton Bit of Sad News — Auto Replaces Horse HALLANDALE. Fla. UP) — The machine age, aided and abetied by Jockeys, has triumphed over the horse. It happened the other day when Gulf stream Park discontinued its seven-furlong chute. The jockeys didn't like it- because there was a dangerous sharp bend. So the decision of the Jockeys was accepted, and the seven-fur- Jong chute is being converted lino a parking lot for 1,000 cnr.s. Horses will now have to be content with the six-furlong route. By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK tfi — It was Decem- cr In October for Johnny Saxton oriay. Snnta Claus paid another visit to ie trpshly crowned welterweight hnmpion and dropped another resent down his chimney—n sus- ension of his 15-day Jail sentence for 12 traffic violations. But just how long Santa will continue to bestow favors on the 24- yenr-nld Negro champ remains to be seen. j There was talk of a possible title bout between the New Yorker and [Carmen BnsIIlo, the No, 1 contender from Cnnastotn, N. Y., but that WHS clouded by the shouts of ex- champion Kid Gavilnn's handlers that the Cuban has "an ironclad return bout contract." Norm Rothschild, the Syracuse, ti. Y., promoter, has offered Saxton MO.OOr to put his title on the line against Basilio in Syracuse. But there's the bi£ question of whether Saxton wolud draw a gate with anybody, including a hot local attraction. For Alt Teams No 'Big' Games On Schedule in League This Week Ily Associated Press This Is Hie ho-hum week for Arkansas In tor-collegiate Conference football teams. The leaders either Liking the week end off or they are playing games thi shouldn't hurt them. Next .Saturday, however, Is a different story. Arkansas Tech meets Arkansas A&M and the game should write a bruising finish to the cham pionshlp race. Tech Plays LRJC This week unbeaten Tech, vlcto in four straight games this .season goes against Little Rock Junior Col tone at Little Rock, If the injured Trojans should find the power tc beat Tech, which Is unlikely, 1 would not hurt the Wonder Boys conference record. LRJC is not a member of the A 1C. Arkansas A&M, which has won two gnmes against no losses In th conference, takes a rest this wee! end. The Weevils saw their un beaten record uncercmonlousl; broken last week, losing 32-0 t Delta State of Mississippi. Hemlrlx vs. Southwestern Tech meets Little Rock JC tonight. Another game tonight pits Southwestern of Memphis againsl Ilendrlx College at Conway. Southern State College, which will vault Immediately Into championship contention If Tech evoi falls, goes to Conway Saturday for a conference game with hapless Arkansas State Teachers. The College of the O/arks plays Henderson at Arkadelphia Saturday. Henderson, struggling with a slim load of manpower, has lost -hree straight. Ozarks has won -hi'cc games over non-conference 'DCS and has lost one game, that ,o Southern State. Kindly Hearts But No Team RALEIGH, N. C. <# - Times are touph says Raleigh bnset)nil fnns The pennant which HaleiRh won in (he B Carol inn Baseball Leslie last yenr was huiiR up in special ceremonies hen; — but R;\- Two Backs Lead Small Colleges NEW YORK IfPl — Tailback Bl.l EnRlehardt of unbeaten Omaha and ullback Ralph Capitani of Iowa Teachers arc waging a close duel or top honors in the small-college otal offense race. NCAA Service Bureau statistics disclosed today that Englehardt has iccumulated 831 yards rushing and mfising as compared to Capltani's '23. Each has four games remaln- ng. College of Emporia is tops In team otal offense with 468-5 yards per ame and Kent State is the team eader in rushing with an average f 379.0 yards per game. Gustnvus Adolphus' defensive ei-ord of yielding only B8.2 total rrls per izanic unri New Haven State's 223.3 passing yards per contest are lop figures in other team rankings. leuth has no more learn. Despite its championship play, the team lost money hist season and the franchise \vns sold to Fay- ctteville. N. C, The Fayctteville team, beiiip noble fellows with kindly hearts, moved its game with RciilsvlHc (o .laloitfh us p:irt of the ponnam-raismi: ceremonies. A profit-inn kiiiR crowa. of I.-137 s;iw Fayettcvllle bent Refdsvillc, fi-4. Is One Platoon the Reason?Quarterbacks Stealing Headlines NEW YORK UP» — Veteran college quarterbacks, along with a Jew sophomores, are doing a good job of stealing the October loot- , ball headlines .with performances ' calculated to charm the All-Amer- : lea appraisers. Paul Larson of California, George ' Shaw of Oregon, Claude Benham , of Columbia, Bill Beagle of Dart- • mouth, Len Da\ son of Purdue, : Ralph Guglielmi of Notre Dame j and Pete Vann of Army are just j a few of the signal callers who i have distinguished themselves. j Maybe the reason for their success lies in the now limited .substitution rule that went into effect , in 3953. It gives the quarterback J an opportunity to show he can do : something besides call signals and j pass. Or possibly it's an increns- , Ing adoption of the split-T attack : in which he becomes an important i runner, too. Whatever the reason, i the results speak for themselves. Halfback at Quarter . The Larson story is that of a halfback pressed into service itt quarter when the regular quarter-; back was injured in '53. Last j year Lfirson won the national loUJ j offense championship as a Junior and In threatening to repeat Ihi.s , >i ar. He Is ranked behind Shaw! with 675 yards in five game* to 8-tb lor the Oregon Slur. In pa.sMiji.!. however. Lar.son h:us 54 completions to 53 for runncrup and has the top pass completion record with n ti^.H per cent in 86 attempts. Shaw's passes huve neltprt T-18 yards to Larson's 618. Host I'ixsscr? At Lafayettf-, Ind., they -say Daw-son, the lO-vrnr-old .sensation has .(he best pair of passing ha mis in the country- He thri-w tour touchdown passes and kicked three n)nvcrsion.s m the 27-14 upset triumph over Noire Dame. The 178-pound .six-looter has corr.pli.'U'd 3-1 ot 61 in four games for 555 yards and leads the nation with nine touchdown i i passe.-;. | ! It was Ciugltrlmi who got Noire j ; Dame off on the nyht foot in its opener against Teclao haenrt ; gineered the fighting Irish to a 330 vk-iory over Plt-t and a 20-19 .squeaker over Michigan Slate last ; week. NOTICE I have moved my Office into Ihe Broadway Building 2)1 N. Hrnadway Or Milton E. Webb Optometrist RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored AM. WORK CtUARANTKEI) GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS IT. I'lio. .1-6 81 WILSON'S BUU.I>Of.s — Shown above Is the 195'i version of Wilson High Schonl's Bulldogs who will observe homecoming tonight in a game wilh west Memphis. The Bulldogs this year are coached hy Bob Courtway and Don Crews. Members ot the squad are: front row (left to right) — James S;ino, Jame.s Conurn, Doyle Carpenter, Billy Rnnkln, John Elkins, Ellis Floyd. Charles Ferguson, Pete Benthall and Robert Wright. Second row — Danny Bowon, Bill Trannum, Don Harn- den, Delford Edrington, John Cash, Ed Vernon, Benny Bledsoe, John Grain, Coy Peepers, Joe Cynce, student manager. Third row—Mickey Cls- sell, Wayne Jones. Don Carpenter. John Woodyard, Bruce Childs, Jack Sugg, Bill Chism, Billy McAfee, and Clay Buchanan. Fourth row—Thomas Warhurst. Bill Rhoads. Sudie Cecil, Charles Beall, Billy Wiley, Kenneth Sano, Kimbrell Teal. Bob Trannum and Johnny Rogers. (Courier News Photo) Little Rock-El Dorado Contest Tops State's Schoolboy Slate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There will be a different picture of the Big Seven high school football conference tomorrow. And the chances are good that the picture after tonight's Little Rock-El Dorado game was to be the completed portrait of the conference season, except for a few strokes of background scenery. Defending champ Little Rock and It.s two flashy halfbacks, James unbeaten El Dorado collide at El Dorado In the game that probably will wrap up the Big Seven championship race for all practical purposes, Both teams have 3-0 records In the Big Seven. El Dorado has won three games outside the Bin Seven. Little Rock, fighting u schedule of tough out - of - state tfiam.s, has dropped two of its non-conference games. Fancy Running Backs Althougn me game undoubtedly will be decided In large measure the opposing lines, the touchdowns will be expected to come rom fancy-running backs. Little Rock has a relatively inexperienced line. El Dorado's rugged line can go almost the whole game without substitution. In one recent El Dorado game only nine line- non saw action. For moving the ball El Dorado undoubtedly will rely heavily on Fights Last Night Mooiy and Bobby Bates. Little Rock has a close match In Durryl Herbert and Ralph Goldman. In games last night Harding Academy fell from the unbeaten ranks The Searcy team lost its first game in five outings to Cotton Plant 27-20. Russellvllle of District 3AA walloped Clnrfcsville 26-0 in a non- conference game. Other Games Others scores Included Mineral Springs over Murfreesboro 32-0 0m d fit. Anne's of Fort Smith over St. Joseph's of Muskogce, Okla., 34-6. Port Smith meets once-beaten Tcxarkana in the only other B,ig Seven conference game tonight. Hot Springs, still looking for its first victory of the season, meets Mnlvern; North Little Rock goes tn Jonesboro, and Pine Bluff plays at Camden. Only one Class A A conference une Is scheduled. Magnolia lays if.s unblemished conference record on the line against Fairview. Van Huron, the leader in Dts- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I trict 1AA, plays out of the con- Los Angeles—Ramon Fcuntes, 150. • J'erence, taking on Huntsville at Los Angeles, outpointed Billy Gra- home. Payettpville goes to Springfield, Mo., Rogers to Harrison, Bentonvllle to Sprlngdale and .Sublaco to Booneville. The Newport Greyhounds, win- lam. 150, New York, 10. Portland, Ore. — Jimmy Byrne. 228, Portland, stopped Kirby Seals, 96, San Diego, 7. Birmingham. Ala. — Tommy Elridge Thompson. Qimhtico, Va., ners of six straight, go to Para- •rould. Blythevllle plays host to knocked out Bill Godfrey. Asheville. East Side of Memphis, N. C. 3. LiRhthenvywpiKhts, but ex- I Conway plays Searcy in a non- ict weights not available. (conference game. THE OR!GINAL 1840 CABIN BOTTLE •"' \J^ *T "' _ ..«nC*Y <C't tut MIC *io famous <£ ha& become * of the <.'nglidk&tftn$<""*" SIX YEARS OLD :i.o;,LU.i COMPANY, BARDSTOWN Class A conference games tonight: District 1 Alma at Siloam Springs. District 2 McCrory at Batesville. District aPocahontas at Harrisburg, Piggott at, Marked Tree, West Memphis at Wilson. District 4 Waldron at Greenwood, Mena at Mansfield, Ozark at Paris. District 5 Bauxite at Sheridan, Catholic High (Little Rock at Morrilton, Clinton at England, Lonoke at Jacksonville. District 6 I Marianna at DeWitt, Helena at Stuttgart. District 7NashvilIe at Prescott. , District SDumas at Hamburg, Warren at Eudora, Star City at McGehee. Never before such glorious tone from a TV set! New RCA VICTOR TELEVISION with new "Golden Throat" Fidelity Sound io fRCOF. E. j. • CAVUtor 31-Inch ArUn. Smartly ttylid (able modal !« ibony finilh.'Matching itand 0 ,o,lobl., 1,1,0. Mod.l 2IS503. "S223J5 Prices From S159.00 up on other RCA Victor Models Buying TV? Make sure you check sound as weff as picture! Here's a tremendous "plus value" only RCA Victor Television can fn've you—new "Golden Throal" Fidelity Sound. It brings you new tonal depth and clarity. And RCA Victor's new "Magic Monitor" chassis automatically ties this glorious tone to the clearest picture in television—RCA Victor's new "All-Clear" picture with 212 r ;greater picturt'conlrast! New "Easy-See" VHP dial gives 59'i greaterreadabil- ity! Come in. see and ( hear new RCA Victor Television today! "We Service Everything We Sell" ELECTRONIC LABS 111 W. Wnlnuf—Phone 3-353] 2008 W. Main—Phone 3-:ilfi" Blythevillt, Ark. Caruihersville Plays Tonight Tigers to Take On Poplar Bluff Mules In Home Showing By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — The Ca- ruthersvllle Tigers will play host to Poplar Bluff's Mules at the high school football field here tonight. Kickoff time will be 7:30 p.m. Coach John McGuire's team has been practicing hard all week for been practising hard all week for tonight's contest and several very minor injuries have resulted. The Tigers' have a season's record of four wins and two losses. Dutch Wyfttt's Mules have an identical record. Mules Won Last Year Last year Poplar Bluff defeated Caruthersville 47-14. Here is Caruthersville's probable starting lineup: Hill or Lay, left end; Willis, left tackle; McGill, left guard; Richards, center; Taylor, right guard; Grigory, right tackle; McClanahan, right end; Bartholomew, quarterback; Leslie, left half; L. Cook, right half; and Hughes, fullback. Here is Poplar Bluff's probable lineup: Bryan, left end; Kinkead, left tackle; NIcolini, left guard; Williams, center; Holland, right guard; Selvidge, right tackle; Hodge, quarterback; Wright, left half; Hall, right half; and Brace, fullback. Lou Little, coach of the Columbia football team, was an infantry captain during World War I. Rebs, Porks To Clash Tomorrow 35,000 to See One of Nation's Top Contests By RAT STEPHEN* LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi, two of the nation's top ranked, undefeated football teams, meet here tomorrow afternoon in one of the top college games it the week. The intersectional battle between the two powers, who lead their respective conferences, Is expected tr draw a crowd of 35,000 or more. All reserve seats alreadj have been sold, and only end zone tickets still are available. Mississippi, a 7-point favorite, must win the game to retain its leadership of the Southeast Conference. The Rebels were unable to schedule the six conference opponents necessary to qualify for th« title, so the Southeast designated the game with Arkansas as a league contest. 4 Grave Streak For the Razorbacks, only prestige and a four-game winning streak are at stake, but porker fans regard a victory over Mississippi as second in importance oriljr to defeating Texas. Both Mississippi and Arkansas are ranked In the nation's top 10 by the Associated Press. The Rebels are rated No. 5 and Arkansas No. 7. The opposing coaches, Arkansas' Bowden Wyatt and Ole Miss' Johnny Vaught, view each other'i aggregations with considerable respect. Wyatt commented that Mississippi has a "marvelous team." and Vaught said Ole Miss would have to play its best to keep up with the Razorbacks.. Mississippi, the nation's top offensive team, will pit Ite versatile attack against Arkansas' rugged, alert defense. Ole Miss boasts a. balanced air-ground assault which has rolled with ease over five opponents this season. Arkansas has shown flashes of real brillance on the attack, and has proved itself capable of cap- tializlng on the "breaks" provided by alert defensive play. In four games, the Hogs have intercepted 12 passes, and recovered 12 of 16 fumbles by their opponents. Mississippi features the passing of quarterback iagle Day and the running of fullback Bobby McCool, while Arkansas relies mainly on the running of fullback Henry Moore, tailback George Walker and tailback Buddy Benson. Walker does most of the team's passing and leads the Southwest Conference in punting. Play-By-Play direct from War Memorial Stadium Arkansas Versus Ole Miss Saturday, Oct. 23 Tune In KOSE OSCEOLA, ARK. 860 on Your Dial KICKOFFTIME-1:45PM SPONSORED BY LEROY OWENS PONTIAC CO. Osceola, Arkansas

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