The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 25, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER N 7 EWS MONDAY, OCTOBER X, 1994 Chicks-Clarksdale Tilt Friday to Honor Dads Aggies Are Next For Razorbacks Victory Would Give Arkansas Commanding Lead in Southwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The brash young men of Arkansas make their last swipe int Texas this week in search of fourth straight southwest confer ence victory and H commandinj position in the pressured stretcr drive. The fans have ceased to wonde how they're doing — Arkansas nov js conceded to have quite a foothal team — bin it could be a niRhi a half for the Razorb.icks wher they ta.ckl.e grim and embittere Texas A&M at College Station. The battling Aggies haven't won a conference game ns yet — in 1'ac have won only one out of six fo the season — but there always comes a time in the rough and rugged Southwest Conference when the lowliest rises up. Saturdn night might be that time for the Aggies, who haven't been playing poor football and are getting bet ter each week. Fifth In Row Arkansas remained undefeated and untied and in a position to ascend to its highest pinnacle li the nation's football when the Rn zorbacks beat Mississippi 6-0 last week. That was the No. 5 team they were licking. Southern Methodist, the only outfit unbeaten in conference play, runs into its nemesis of four years — the befuddled Texas Longhorns. Texas lost to Rice 13-V last week to virtually fade from championship consideration but a victory over SMU would salve a lot of injured feelings. It could be that Arkansas will be the only unbeaten team, in the race after Saturday. Texas power, shackled thus far, is due to break lose in a torrent any time now. Baylor Plays TCU Baylor and Texas Christian scrap at Fort Worth in a game of deep significance for both. The loser will tumble from n chance at the title. Rice has no worries. The Owls play an intersectional gnme, meeting Vanderbilt at Houston, The conference really went to town In its battle against outside foes last week, winning all three Intersections! games on the schedule. In addition to Arkansas' triumph over Mississippi, Texas Christian romped ,on Pcnn State 20-7 and Southern Methodist easily whipped Kansas 36-18 in a mud battle. Baylor downed Texas A&M 20-7 to eliminate the latter from the Ttice and keep its own hopes glowing. Papooses to Play Maiden Thursday Blythcville's two football entries, the Chicks and the Paps, turn into the final three weeks of their 1954 football seasons this week with the Chicks playing at home and the Paps on the road. The Chirks will honor their dads*this week when they take on Clarksdale. Muss., at Haley Field Friday nifjht in the first annual "Dads' Night" lilt. The Paps of Couch Jimmy Fisher go to Maiden, Mo., Thursday for their second ini,-ctiiiR of the year with Maiden's Juniors. Breakfast Friday ."Dad's Night" Is to be under, the sponsorship of thfi Chickasiiw Boosters' Club. The observance will include a breakfast, for all fatliiTh of Chick players Friday morning. Then, at the football Kiime Friday night, the Chicks' fathers will be guests of the team and will sit In chairs alongside the BlyUwvillc bench- Both the Chicks and the Pups went right to work today preparing tor their games this week. The Chicks' poor showing East High last week, in nil probability will lie the main topic foi discussion at this afternoon's session, The Chicks' showing against East High wns their poorest of the sea son. They unable to hold on to the ball when it counted, gaining 239 yards but scoring only one touchdown. Doubly Important In Clarksdale. the Tribe will hieet another formidable foe. Clnrksdale has suffered its knocks this year but have proved it can be tough when it has to. A victory In this one will be doubly important to Coach Ruas Mosey's Tribe. It was Clarksdale that landed the Chicks their only l last year, a 33-14 shellacking at Uarksdttle that spoiled another wise perfect yenr. And the Chicks will >e out, to revenge thai HcklnR. Another important factor sur- •ounding this gnine is the fact that Clarksdale upended Jonesboro and victory for the Chicks would give them more prestige over the district. The Paps will be after second win of the season against, rtaldcn. They .soundly trounced the Missouri!!ns in o game played here earlier this season. Hlogs One of 46 Unbeaten Teams NEW YORK W-Forty-six col- Kge tool ball tefun.s, 10 of them ranked In the major class, .still boast unbeaten, untied rocoi-ds. The .select group lost 19 members lost weekend. Heading Ihe major group with six victories cuch nre UCbA, Cin- cinatti and Montana State, in the Hopper Still Top Passer in SWC And Dick Moegle Increases Lead in Ground Gaining DALLAS f/Ti-Billy Hooper. Baylor's hard-working quarterback, not only is the top passer of the Southwest Conference, he's the most accurate. The brilliant man-under in the Golden Ben rs' devastating T lor matlon had himself a day last week when he passed Baylor to a 20-7 victory over Texan A&M. He completed 11 of 13 passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns. It brought his average of completions to .GIB for the campaign, with 34 connections on 55 throws, and .shoved him ahead In the percent age. He baa gained 519 yards. MocRle Is Tops Conference statistics also show that Dicky Morale of Rice Isn't about to be overtaken In the ball- carrying d epnrtment. Moegle roamed for 105 yards against Texas to make his total for the season 427 yards on 60 carries and a bulge of 58 yards over the Texas Christian powermnn. Buddy Dike. But Elwood Kettler. the .busy young quarterback ol Texas A&M. still is the total offense lender with 587 yards on 135 plays. How- that's just 41 yards ahead of Hoper. Walker Top Punier George Walker of Arkansas continues to lead the punters with an average of 42. Moegle leads In punt returns with 11B yards on eight runs. Further showing the great value of Walker to the Arkansas tea ,he Kuzorbnck tailback leads In ntercepted passes with tour which he ran back -12 yards. Southern Methodist is the lend- ng offensive tnnm with an nvcr- of 3-l(i yimls per same, ami Lso tops in defense, giving up only Porks Played to Take Rebs By Surprise-and They Did Three Plays, Kick and One Touchdown Beats Ole Miss By KAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — For three quarters Saturday, .he Arkansas Razorbacks looked like the epitome of a Tennessee system football team on offense: three plays or less, RESERVE SENTINEL — Another one of the Chicks' six guards Is Jimmy Castleberry, a willing ymm^sier who has seen but little game action but is being counted on ror plenty of help next year. Castlebcrry is a third line guard ulong with Bob Robertson and Bruce Smythc. (Courier News Photo) 210.3 pe Henry contest. CireinmitiRer of Baylor tops the pass-receivers, taking 10 hrows for 219 yards. rtv*>-p\mc division arc Miami of 'Inridn. Das ton College, Ohio State. Arkansas. Oklahoma and Virginia Tri-h. The 10th member. West Virginia, hns won four. Arkansas Tech nlso has won five. Sports Roundup— Sugar Ray Says He's Serious By GAYLE TAU10T NEW YORK itf — Close friends have been unable thus far to dissuade Sugar Ray Robinson from attempting to make a ring comeback after two years on the tap- dancing circuit. The once-great fighter who retired as middleweight champion in December urged to give it a iry. and Louis needed money. Nobody has asked Supnr Ray lo put the gloves on ngain, and lie him iiproxmmtely hull the loose money in Harlem. The MiRKe.sUon \VL- are about to make Us Hint Robinson RC( himself n copy of the films of the ohnny Sitxton-Kld Gavilnn thing in Phila 1952 is m training and declares he ! delpbi.i last week and "piny tia is serious about winning back the 160-pound title. Many W r ho saw Robiason at his unbeatable best back in the middle MOs cherish the memory and wish ihat he would not .subject them to the .same pain thai Joe Louis did when he returned a few years ago a blubbery caricature of his former sell lobe pounded out of .shape by :bc likes of Ezzard Charles, who wouldn't have lasted three rounds wuli Louis ai his peak. It'.s an old Mory of the prize riiif; Fan 1 - ol Jim Jeilrirs wept v.'h-in .!:<•'.'• ;!-!'•>; f-;inu- mi? of retirement and was :wri by Jack John- soii. o'eSTie:-. though, had been few time. 1 , after he has finished his training chores. We would suggest that he puy particular iitlen- tion lo the mepi perform a nre of Gavilan, who five years ago was good enough lo £ive him. Robinson, a i'lurly lighl tussle lor the welterweight, crown. Afraid (o O|H-n Up He will sop that ;ne Cuban, I though only 28 by the record book, ! i.s no belter than ;i .shadow of the one they used to call the Hawk. He will .see that, after six months of doing nothing more strenuous tJitin Ihe rhumba, Gavilnn was afraid to open up and really fight Snxion until the closing rounds le-st his le^s Rive out on him. Thut seems the only possible explanation of hl.s failure to make a more valiant, pft'ort to protect his Htle nRainsl the home town decision that he feared. If Gavilau is tluit far over the ' Game and Fish News 4 Areas Opened to Deer Hunters; Reciprocal Agreement on Ducks By THE ARKANSAS GAMti -AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Doer hunters can take the wraps off four pre-Christmas gift packages from the Commission next month with the opening of all of Pulaski, Pope, Faulkner, and Poinsett Counties to the buck season for the first time in five years. Several years ago when nil but, their into the line and kick. Then, In one instant the Porkers did what they had been working all afternoon to set up—a 66'yard pass play for the touchdown that gave them a 6-0 triumph over the University of Mississippi. The victory ran undefeated Ar kansas' winning streak to six, fiv( for this season, plus the conques of Tulsa in the final game of 1953 That tied the longest run of con secutive victories ever turned by a Razorback. team, compiles over the 1936-37 seasons. Arkansas also handed Ole Miss its first loss in six games, knockec the Rebels out of the lead in the Southeast Conference, and probab ly cost them a bid to the Sugar Bowl. Mississippi had been unable to chedule the six Southeast foes necessary to qualify for the conference title, so the game with Southwest Conferencj Arkansas had been designated a league contest for the Rebels. Porks Had Spirit In the end, the team that had everything to lose—and shouldn't have—lost to the team that had nothing but prestige at stake, and hould have been defeated. Even the most rabid Arkansas fan would be hard put to question the fact that Mississippi had the superior ball club—in everything but competitive spirit. Arkansas, an aggregation which has glaring weaknesses on paper, has none on the field, simply be- a very few deer had been left by hunters In certain t\rc&s ol (hose counties the Commission closed parts ol these counties and established Game Management Areas In order lo allow the deer population Lo return. This sound investment In ;i good management, program has accrued interest over the years to ihr paint that the deer population increases In these arras now justify npemnn them again lo Ihe humor, It is important to note Unit oner Ihe deer population bus n-mnnxl to normal the Ingal 'inrvestim; of bucks has little or no of tee I upon maintaining n herd's numbers. In fact, unless the le^al him:IT is given an opportunity (r> hau entirety freedom will also provide of movement and better snfety conditions for hunters in these areas. The Commission would like to extend its appreciation and recognition of those local residents in these areas who have helped make the Game Management Program a success. Lack of cooperation in other areas where deer have been continually killed by illegal hunters and free-running dogs has resulted in a static or decreasing population and prevented the area from being re-opened to legal hunting. The, four areas which will be opened to buck hunting during the two coming seasons in November and December would have re- ' ruatned closed for these same rea- conflicts in the Border areas of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee , the Commission has entered into a Reciprocal Agreement with these states to recognize their regulations which apply to the waterfowl season only along the main navigable channel of the Mississippi and certain channels and akes formed by this border stream. The text of the Reciprocal Agreement is as follows: "It is hereby agreed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Tennessee (Mississip- Game and Fish Commission that there shall be a reciprocal agreement between the two states for the purpose of hunting migratory waterfowl during the time that the seasons of both states on migratory waterfowl run concurrently and the resident hunting licenses of both states shall be.valid for the purpose of hunting waterfowl only in the main navigable channel of the Mississippi River and in lakes or river channels formed by the old run of the Mississippi River where the state line runs through said lakes or chan- : nels." cause it is a team that refuses to be beaten. The Porkers take full advantage of ail their dubious assets, and capitalize on their opponents' mistakes lo boot. For three quarters, Ole Miss shoved Arkansas all over War Memorial Stadium's field, as long as the ball was between the 20s. Once Mississippi got anywhere close to the Arkansas goal, the outweighed, out manned Porkers held fast. Took No Chances On the other hand, Arkansas' offense Contented itself for three quarters with the stolid, unimaginative style of play that usually marks a single wing team. Fullback Henry Moore went Inside, tailbacks George Walker and Budd Benson went outside, and passed only when the situation guaranteed a maximum of safety. Then Arkansas got the ball on their own 17 late in the fourth quarter. Benson mid Joe Bill Wilson, understudy to Moore, picked up enough for a first down, then moved on to the 34. With third down coming up and six long yards needed for that all important first, Benson took the ball and Started around left end on what looked like another routine sweep. But, Preston Carpenter had slipped behind the Mississippi defense, and Benson passed 35 yards t the brilliant back. Carpenter took the ball going away, and outran two rebel defenders to score untouched. Benson missed the kick. 38,000 Saw Game Most of the 38,000 hysterical fans who packed the stadium to over"lowing had seen Arkansas win be"ore, but it's extremely doubtful hat they ever saw as great a group of "money" players as this bunch of Razorbacks. That Benson-to-Carpenter pass was the only long throw tried >y Arkansas in the entire game. Be- ore that play, Arkansas had not ried anything so daring as a simple reverse but once. They played to ca tch Mississippi of] uard, and it worked. When Benson started around that end, the entire Rebel squad surged joyously for vard to meet him, and allowed Carpenter to race unhindered and unprotected to their rear. In whipping Mississippi, Arkan;as stopped the country's best of- ensive team and shut out the Rebels for the first time this year. n all its previous games, Missls- ippi scored at least three touch [owns. Arkansas' off ease found much i-rder going against Mississippi than it did in whipping Tulsa, TCU, Baylor and TAKM. Moore Wai Stlckoui Mississippi bottled up ace tu*- back Henry Moore and held th« Little Rock bruiser to a net gala of only 24 yards all afternoon. But (hey couldn't stop Moore 0'Q» playing his usual outstanding game on defense. It was Moore who intercepted * Mississippi pass in the end zond which well might have given the Rebels the game. Leading the Razorback defense, as usual, was the incomparable Bud Brooks. Brooks ran over the heavier Mississippi line as though. it didn't exist. Sophomores Diet Hardwick and Billy Ray Smith and the veteran Way-land Roberts also turned in outstanding performances in the Arkansas line, and little Jo* Thomason again was a defensive stalwart in the backfield. Until they scored. Arkansas had made only one serious touchdown drive, and a 15-yard penalty halted that one. Mississippi was able to penetrate the Arkansas 20 only twice, and another drive was stopped on the 25. Coach Bowden Wyatt called the Arkansas victory "another tremendous team effort," and added. "We play Texas A&M next Saturday." Tiger B Team Plays Tonight CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville Tigers B football team will journey to Poplar Bluff tonight. • This grid contest will give Poplar Bluff's B team a chance to avenge Caruthersville's A team for it<- 41-18 defeat of Poplar Bluff's A team here Friday night. John McGulre's second string has an undefeated season. The B team has won over Kennett's B team in Caruthersville's only two contests. the deer, they are often wuMed m !sons nnct tneir deer populations hill at 28, Robinson can well wonder what his chances would be of Koiny 15 grueling rounds with such a relentless puncher ns Bobo Olson. j who succeeded him n.s miridle- | weight king:. The Sugar Boy says t he i.s 32. the book or edits him with | 3-i years and you probably would j be safe in splitting the difference. ' free-running- dogs game law violators. Will Continue to Inn,-.,.,Even under normal huntuii; pn- sure the deer population will cu: tinuc to increase largely brc.iu^ ol the fact that the stroncrr. moj mature bucks participate in mn of Ihe mating. They fii:hi off rhe weaker, loss virile t'ompc>".im i forcinp many bucks complctrlv 01 of the breed Ing picture win: one buck may mate with as nun »s ten or twelve does. In ihr ;:n; analysis it is the: great pn><<i;c<:v y of Ihe doe combined ur!i :h a rye percentage of a ye:.: 1 fawn crop reaching sexual :i:.i:u; ity the same year that :mv!i:;! for the preat breeding' poir:;r;,ii t our deer herd. Tlie buck law was oru;i:-..i:rfi .1 a men sure to enable deer ::•.!:]! ri a chance to enjoy their i-p^: 1 u:;; out adversely affecting !;;,• mi-increase of the herd. Opening these four beeen unable to increase and if { the policies of the Commission were not formulated to best serve the legal hunter. Kf Tin ror :il Agreement For the purpose of eliminating FOR CAB COMFORT Truck Seat Covers — $5.00 and up Truck Seats — We've Got 'Em GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Highway 61 North Phone 3-6742 WARDS PAY HALF INSTALLATION COST Now, Wards offer to pay one- half of the Installation cost of a rebuilt motor for you. Ai only a few dollars morr than an overhaul, buy a Wards Factors 1 Rebuilt Motor — remanufactured from the pan up. Detective parts arc junked, others reconditioned —up to 112 new parts used in an average job. Each motor la tested, given new car guarantee, 4000 mllea or 90 clays. Liberal trade- in on your motor. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION WRESTLING Monday, Oct. 25 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c DOUBLE MAIN EVENT COLORED GIRL WRESTLERS Ethel Johnson vs. Kdthleen Wimberly One Hour Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falli TAG TEAM MATCH Lester Welch And Lee Fields vs. Eddie Malone And Walter Sirois 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falls far. New "Total Power" Esso Extra is breaking all past sales records, far outsells every other premium gasoline because it's the best you can buy! First in sales of Iroth premium and regular gasoline in the area where Esso products are sold Saxron Offered Bout in L. A. LOS ANGELES W)— Babe McCoT, Olympic Auditorium's matchmaker, said yesterday that he has offered welterweight champion Johnny Saxton a $15,000 guarantee lor a Lot Angeles title fight. He said Saxton's manager, Blinky Palermo, is interested. McCoy said he had recommended two possible opponents: Ramon Puentes, of Los Angeles, or Carmen Basilio, of New York. TRY YELLOWSTONE FOR FLAVOR,,. FOR DOWNRIGHT ENJOYMENT THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY DlITIllED AND BOTTLED IY YELLOWSTONE. IKC. WAIT!- > brick will • ntll You've tried . . BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT

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