The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 8, 1955
Page 10
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PACE TEN BLYTHETTLL15 (AKK.) COURIER NEW8 ft'BSD AT. NOVKMBKK f. BasketbaltCHnic Here Tomorrow Rules changes for the 1955-56 season uill be thoroughly outlined and interpreted tomorrow night at the Courier News' annual rules clinic for basketball coaches, officials, players and fans in Blytheville's High School gymnasium. Rules discussion will be led by Harold (Trigger I Wall, veteran official from Manila and a member of the executive committee of Arkansas Officials Association. J. M. (Johnie) Burnett, executive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association, will attend the meeting and will assist with the rules discussion. Mr. Burnett also will show a film "Better Basketball" which depicts the major 1955-56 rules changes in an actual game. The basketball rules clinic is sponsored each year by the Courier News through the cooperation of the AAA and the AOA. Chicks Get Set Sooners Are First To Get a Cinch On Major Bowl Berth By LARRT FRIEDMAN NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma today was sitting on top of the college football world. The undefeated Sooners are ranked by the Associated Press as the nation's No. 1 team anc »« bound for the Orange bowl on Jan. 2, the first school to definitely grab the ring for the postseason merry-go-round. Oklahoma's opponent for the Miami classic Hasn't been determined , yet, , but second-ranked Maryland appears to be the choice to represent the Atlantic Coast Conference. That would make the game a "natural." Oklahoma earned Its right ttie Big Seven representative by whipping through four conference rivals while stretching the nation's longest current winning streak to The Sooners are tied for the conference lead with Nebraska, which also has won four without defeat. But the Cornhuskers went to the Orange Bowl a year ago and the conference prohibits a learn to go two straight years. Even if Oklahoma were to lose ite two remaining games with Iowa Slate and Nebraska—an unlikely occurrence—only Colorado would be eligible if it wins two more games. And the Sooners already have defeated the Buffaloes. So, mathematically the Sooners are "in." Reaves Peters .executive secretary of the Big Seven, made it official last night. "It's clear cut," he said. "Oklahoma goes to the (Orange) Bowl." The 1955 edition of the Sooners may well be the finest team ever developed by Coach Bud Wilkinson in his nine years at Oklahoma. That takes in a lot of ground. The 1950 Sooners (10-0) were the national collegiate champions and the year before (11-0) were the national collegiate champions and the year before (11-0) were runner- ups. For eight years, Oklahoma has been among the top 10 teams in the country. The Sooners have speed, depth, a solid line, and a set of hard- running backs. Defensively, Oklahoma applies the pressure all the way, forcing its opponents to commit errors. And, just when the opposition becomes weary, Wilkinson sends in his alternate unit, a sophomore- studded eleven that has scored at almost as prolific a pace as the starters. Knox Is Double Threat LOS ANGELES. Calif. (/P)—Ronnie Knox, UCLA halfback, does his job well whether he punts or passes. In his first three games, while he gained only 28 yards in 15 carries, he averaged 37.-M on nine punts and completed 15 passes in 21 attempts for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Floyd Wooldrifljje, out of baseball all of 1954 because of a fractured leg. had a 3-2 record at Houston v.-hen recalled by St. Louis this spring. HIGH MAN—Antonino Rocca hopped aboard Oyama Kato at Madison Squ;ire Garden and gave his head a twist in a grapple of barefoot boys. The Argentine heavyweight got down to pin the Japanese. First Flag Winner MEMPHIS, Term. Wi—Ted Lyons, after 32 years in baseball, finally became connected wi'li a pennant \vinner when Memphis took the Southern Ass. flag. Lyons, who had been scouting for the Chicago White Sox, took over late in the season when playing manager Jack Cas- sinl was hit in the face by a pitched ball. For Newport # * * * * * * * But Most Eyes on Wildcats The week's work is supposedly aimed at Friday night's Haley Field battle with Newport but it's hard to convince many people that Blytheville's Chicks with an eve to next week's season finale with the rough and ton are not really working h Wildcats from El Dorado. The Tribe got down to work yesterday with the usual relatively ligh'- Monciay drills with all the shouting directed to the Greyhounds o! Newport, 39-14 victims ot the ChicUs last year. Homecoming The game will be homecoming for the Chicks with Miss Betty Crocker due to be crowned queen at the ceremonies. But at least a few wary eyes will be out during the week for next week's big tussle with El Dorado. The Wildcats, who were just barely edged by Little Rock in a rugged contest, will be Big Eight foe number four for the Chicks, and a win would give the Tribe a 3-1 record against league members, though the figures will not go into the record book. Blytheville will be gunning for its seventh win of the season against one loss in the scrap with Newport Friday night, and the Chicks will be heavily favored to come through. Little is known here about the Greyhounds. They beat Paragould and Conway but were thrashed by Jonesboro and Forrest City in District 2AA games. For Bobby The Chickasaws looked mighty sharp against Jackson Friday night In the one-sided contest which permitted the reserves to get valuable game experience. The starting team looked great in the short time it was in the game as a unit. Blocking was sharp and effective, tackling was good and both the running and passing games showed considerable work. "It was a great team effort." Coach Russell Mosley said. He wouldn't suu'.k- out individuals, j aL;er, Bobby Bratton, who is in the though in 1 sa:ti he \vas pleased with i hospital. the sho'.vin;: o: most of the reserves.! "The boys wanted to give tne game The Chicks showed great deter- • Ixill to Bobby and they really play- min;ttion in the game and most ot: ed their hearts out for him," Mos- it was for their former student man- ' ley said. Coaches Will Tally Personals 'Mississippi County basketball coaches are going to try to do something about letting the fans know what's what in the way of fouling in games during the coming season. At the monthly meeting of Wie Mississippi County Coaches Association in Osceola lasi night, the couches approved a motion tha C each coach work out a way to let fans know how many fouls a player has during the course of a ball game. The plan calls for the coaihcs holding up a sign, a number of fingers or by some other means, to notify the fans how many personal fouls a player has when a foul is called on him. Dates for the pre-Christmas junior and senior invitational tournament were approved at last night's meeting. The junior tourney will be held at Shawnee High in Joinor Dec. 5-10 and the senior tournament at Missco High Dec. 12-17. The next meeting of the association will be held Nov. 30 in Wilson. V • .-.•- ,;,- ^\:&af : --'*?^m Eddie Perry . . . Understudy Center 2 Anti-Integration Schools Play At Van Buren in Friday Tussle Driving Range Helped NEW YORK (fl'l—DOUS Ford, who \nis enrned more thnn $32,000 In golf price money this year, say.- in his book "Start GoU Young,' that, lie got his chance because ot his father's driving range neur Van Cortlandt Park. Ford says: "When he moved to an indoor range went over whenever I had the chance. It was there that I found out what a pleasure golf is — even on a big city driving range." ...YOUR CAR NOW! THE FIRST FROST HAS ALREADY COME FOMOCO Anti-Freeze 85c qt. Guaranteed Not to Boil Away Don't Get- Caught With Your Anti-Freeze Down! We had our first taste of winter here in Itlythfville last week. Could you lean back and enjoy it or were you worried about your car freezing up? Let us help yon make the coming temperature drops as painless as possible. Drive in today for a complete winterizing. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO, VAN BUREN, Ark. (/pj—Harrison and Van Buren high schools, which canceled football games because their opponents had racially integrated teams, will play each other here Friday night. Thtt game \vas announced last night by Van Buren Coach Char Bi'.Le.s. Both teams, although m*'in- b.LTK of Arkansas' District 1AA, had , been .scheduled to meet this year. Van Buren recently canceled Us Friday night with Joplin, Mo., on the heels of a suit in federal court seeking to force integration on Van Buren public schools. Bates said at the time that school officials felt they should play only segregated teams until the court action was settled. Harrison earlier declined to fulfill its Friday engagement with Fayetteville which has four Negroes on Us squad. comfort you can 1 ! get in an ordinary shoe Widtht A-I-C-D-E-EI Gel into lliis smart new moccasiii blucher n won » possible ami discover « iew n»e««u» of *»lling ple»»ut«t The added comfort comes from J«rra«ii'« awy-going, liand-flcird sole «nd cushion tread rubbtr hoi. row* MriNotr snot troftf 3B Grid Picture Remains Foggy After Leaders Tie Gridiron warfare in District 3B just about come 10. an end af- tor last week's three contests with •Jie feature attraction ending in a stalemate. Only two more games are left to be played in the conference and only one of them can have any ef-! feet on the outcome of the conference championship. Osceola and Wilson remain in '.he top of the league after last week's rugged duel to a 13-13 tie. Wilson shades the Seminoles because the Bulldogs have played one more loop game. Wilson has five wins to four for Osceola. One Important One I-etf This week's conference game affect the conference leadership. It's between two league tailenders, Shawnee and Earle. The Indians will have a chance to pick up their first victory of the season at Earle. Only remaining conference game of importance is next week's Wil?on-Burdette battle. Burdette, third in the conference with only one loss, has a chance to bump the Bulldogs from the lead and show Osceola in for the crown. The Pirates can't win the title but they can play the spoiler and move up to second. All Mississippi County teams are in action this week with Wilson at Corning, Paragould at Osceola, Burdette at Portageville, Shawnee at Earle and Baton at Keiser. CONFERENCE STANDINGS W L T PCT. Wilson 5 0 1 Osceola 4 0 1 Burdette 4 1 1 Lepanto 3 3 Crawfordsville ,2 2 Marion 3 4 Keiser 3 4 Earle 1 4 Shawnee 0 6 Texas Faces TCU in Game For Bowl Bid By HAV.MOMI HOI.IIKOOK The Associated 1'ri-ss Tlie Southwest Conference this weekend heads for a crucial tilt between two runner-up teams thai could determine who will represent the loop in the Cotton Bowl. 1.000 1.000 .800 .500 .500 .429 .429 .200 .000 Senators Swap Porterfield, YernontoBosox WASHINGTON f^i—The Washington Senators today traded pitcher Bob Ponerfield, first baseman Mickey Vernon and t\vo other players for five Boston Red Sox players. Also going to Boston are pitcher Johnny SchmHz and outfielder Tommy Umphlett. In return, the Senators will receive righthanded pitchers Richard Brodowski, Alpheus Lee Curtis, Jr , and Thurman E. Clevenger, and outfielders Karl Olson and Neii B. Chrisley. $20,000 a Wink — CAMDEN, N. J.. ifl»>—Trainer George P. iMaje) Odom of Nail, winner of Belmont Futurity, says the horse winked at Mrs. Alison Bigelow of Palm Beach, Fla., at the 1954 Saratoga yearling sales. It was then that Mrs. Bigelov/ bid in the grey colt for S2Q.COO. Mrs. Bigelow is the former Josephine (Fifi) Widener. In a season that may prove aniiier than even the usual zany Southwest Conference nice, the loop-leading Texas Assies won't if they win the championship. Placed on probation for recruiting infractions, they are barred from pose .sea-son games. Hence, their game Saturday owls will figure only in the championship races, not for the Cotton Bowl Fourth place Arkansas and fifth place Southern Methodist. Saturday will be bailing to keep their slim mathematical chances: for the bowl spot. Big Game Saturday The big game Saturday will bt^ between Texas and Texas Chris-1 tian at Austin. If the second place! Longhprns can beat the TCU Progs they will have the job as host- in, the Cotton Bowl clinched. If the Christians beat Texas they will still have to beat one of their remaining foes—Rice and SMU— to get the Cotton Bowl bid. And there's even a chance that in the round-robfom beltings the; Southwest Conference tarns are famous for giving each other that the season could end with two or: three teams tied in the race forj the Cotton Bowl honors. Only one player—Bill Livingston, the number two center—was missing from the Southern Methodist lineup Monday as the .Mustangs began practice for the Dallas game against Arkansas. He lost four teeth in the Aggie battle but Is due to rejoin the squi-.d soon. Mustangs Practice Defense While the Mustangs were working on quick-kick defense and improved ball handling, the Razorbacks Monday saw movies of their 10-0 victory over Rice and had a 45-minute workout. All of the squad are expected to be ready against! SMU, whom the Porkers haven't | been able to bent in their p;\st' eirrbt meetings. TCU Coach Abe Martin Announced two important changes Monday in the probable starting lineup against Texas. Harold (Toadl Pollard will start for the injured veteran, Vernon Hallbe-k. Bill Alexander will start, at lei'l guard in place of Joe Williams, who has been out with a hip injury. Hallbeck is expected to see action Saturday but not as a starter. Afc Austin, the Longhorns Monday went through n moderate workout with emphasis on running plays. Coach Ed Price reported that the squad emerged from the Baylor game in fair physical con- riition. Aggies Take Dny Off The Aggie regulars who helped down SMU took the day off and the subs scrimmaged against Rice plays Monday- Rice trainer Eddie Wojeckl said Monday that the Owls have their best t'ham-e in wt-t-k* of having all injured pl.uer.s re:uiy 'or action for rhe A&M name at Houston. Three regulars — end Marshall Crawford, suard Jay K.vit-re and halfback Pa«e Ro^rs—who misled mKseri last uvek'.s mum- n^ain-a Arkansas, are due tor ae'.um Sui- urday.,. At Waco Coach Geor-e Siiuer welcomed a rest for his team this weekend. He said the Bears injury list was the largesi he had ever had in hi.s 15 years as heart coac-h. Srt.uer said he plans to work out hi.s iv-^'rves to tfivc Hie regulars time in rest ami U'l \\\i-ir injunrv. heal. Jones Vies In 8th TV Ring Test OAKLAND. Calif., -;PI—A familiar figure to television fights fans makes his eighth appearance of the year on living room screens tomorrow night. Ralph Tiger Jones, who earned his chance to vie with cowboy films for the home TV audience by battering Sugar Ray Robinson savagely last. January, takes on ex-welterweight champion Johnny Sax ton. 7"he scheduled 10-rounder will be fought at the- Oakland Auditorium, starting at 9 p.m. CST ABC radio- TV. It'll be an overweight bout as far as Sax ton is confer neri. is thf sixth-rated middleweight in the world and Saxton has the promise of n welterweight title shot this winter. The word is that he will go p.guinst the winner of the Nov. 30 Boston battle between champion Carmen Basilio and Tony De Marco. Kaline in Select Company DETROIT it—Al Kaline. Octroi;'.* 20-year-old rijiiu fielder, is in select company as a hitter. The sophomore who placed both lea^iu-s :n hitting dunn<* 195» with a .340 a-.e- rage is the third soph to lead botii circuits in hitting. The others are George Stone, ft St. Louis Brown rookie who won (he American bailing title witrt .353 ir. 19C6, and Stan Musial, who hit .357 as :i soph for the St. Lo,:is Cardinals in 19-13. Only other sophs to win bn,;!Vip nt'es are Paul Warier of the 1927 Pirates with .380 and Pete Reiser of the 1941 Dodgers with .343. Kaline, incidentally. :» '.he younsest soph ever to win a batting title. YOUR REWARD FOR ACTING NOW.' Free Recap! 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