The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 9, 1955
Page 11
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norSMBBR a, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGl ELEVBN Hogs Again Face Old Texas Jinx FAYETTEVILLE — Back to the Lone Star State and another try at an old Porter jinx go the Arkansas Razorbacks — now heralded as one of the fastest improving teams in the Southwest Conference. Equals of front-running Texas A&M and masters over the Eice Owls in the past two games, the Porkers are anxious to settle the bitter taste of their only '54 loop loss and at the same time snap an ANOTHER THORPE—Leading touchdown maker at Mount Carmel, 111., High, is Mike Koehler, also outstanding ' in track and wrestling. The youngster comes by his all-round ability naturally as grandson of the great Indian athlete, Jim Thorpe, daddy of 'em all. TV Favorite Jones Meets Saxton Tonight OAKLAND, Calif. I/PI—Ralph (Tiger) Jones, an old favorite for armchair boxing fans, meets Johnny Saxton in a scheduled 10-round bout tonight at the Oakland Auditorium. Although the fight is not being billed as a rematch, it'll be the second meeting between the two. If it's as close as the first one. television viewers (ABC-TV) are in for a pretty fair evening. Saxton, who since then has won and lost the welterweight championship, got the decision in the Initial meeting on a verdict as close as you could make it — one point. That was back in 1952. when both fighters weighed in the vicinity of 150 pounds. Saxton still scales in the welterweight bracket but Jones currently is the sixth-rated middleweight in the nation. They go in overweight tonight. The ex-welterweight champ hns the superior record — four losses in •65 fights. Jones has a 37-13-3 slate. The bout is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. (CST). Fordham, with No Football Has No Campus Interest eight - game winning streak by SMU, Tlie Mustangs haven't lost to Arkansas since 1946 and have won nine consecutive games over the Porkers in Dallas since 1936. Smoothly moving into late-season shape as head coach Jack Mitchell had predicted, the Razorbacks close out their 1955 SWC race this week end. They're already out of the title picture as defending champions — but they have much to salvage In pointing for a pair of November wins over SMU and the Tigers of Louisiana State. £ 6-3-1 season would equal the 1946 SWC championship year for them. Biggest Line Improving as they may be, Mitchell labels the Mustang lin< 'probably the nation's biggest and; finest in the conference this year." The Arkansas coach has the figures to back up that awesome statement, too. ! The Ponies this year are by ihem- .selves statistically on the defense. They've limited seven opponents (including Georgia Tech and Notre Dame) to an average of only 118.4 yards per game on the ground. The Cadet front wall comes closest to that — but fs still nearly 30 yards off the mark. The 3-4 season mark on the part of the Ponies reflects untimely fumbling, penalties and pass interceptions — not the SMU offense and defense itself.. As for heft — Coach Chalmer "Woody" Woodard can line them up wiih the pros up front. His starting lineup alone has Don Goss, 6-5, 256-pound guard; Eric Knebel. 6-6. 243-pound tackle; and Forrest Gregg, 6-3, 216-pound tackle. Beside these monstrous griddevs, their 205-210 pound centers and reserves look puny. Arkansas' Bobby (EDITOR'S NOTE — Fordham University, the second largest Catholic Institution in the United States, Is without a football program. The sport, abandoned after a disastrous 1954 Season, dated back to 1883 on Rose Hill and made the Rams a national power which took them to the Sugar and Cotton bowls. This is Fordham, 1955, the first of two articles.) By MURRAY OLDEBMAN N'EA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — The stuffed dummy and the blocking machine stood significantly idle and lonely on Fordham Field, the practice terrain that used to resound to the leathery thuds of names like Wojciechowicz, Franco, Babartsky and Filipowicz. The am'umn tang that signifies football pervaded the campus. In the, school cafeteria circulated petition: "Football's dead . ; FORD- HAM!" It. was sent by students of Georgetown University, which gave up football after 1950 but has resumed It on an organized intramural basis. Fordham has nothing. "They've turned it in to a suitcase college." says Pat Moriarty, a sophomore from Brooklyn who was a center on last year's freshman team. "Fordham has become a 9 to 3 o'clock school," says Warren Spellman, editor of the Ram, student daily publication. Now campus boarders organize expeditions to see Notre Dame play Penn. "You'll find 60 per cent of us in the Polo Grounds on Sundays when the pro Giants are in town," says Mike Swells of Somerville, N. J., | one of 500 students who live on | cnmpus. ! End Bill Liptack, who was to have been the 1955 captain, assists Coach Lou Little at Columbia. The only other New York football attraction is little Wagner. "The freshmen miss something," says George Bonigno, senior class i American educational set-up." The school took a $500,000 financial bath in the post-war era, the result of a wishy-washy policy that couldn't decide whether Fordham was to return to the pre-war big- time glories of Frank (The In i Major) Cavanaugh and Sleepy Jim Crowley when, from 1929-41, playing the toughest intersectional schedules, it had the nation's highest winning percentage. "We could get the restoration of football underwritten at a quarter of a million dollars on a five-year basis," says Cohane. The present set-up forbids it as a poor investment. Four successive athletic directors couldn't remove Head Coach Ed Danowski after losing seasons because of alumni pressure. Football was finally buried in ? welter of alumni and siudent apnthy. TIiis at a time when such attractive opponents as Oklahoma, UCLA, Maryland and Army were football at Ford-1 lined up for the schedule "the school needs a' president. "They don't grasp the| meaning of Fordham life," "The Fordham band used to have from 65 to 100 members," says John Murray, the junior class president. "Now it has only 44, and you only see it on St. Paddy's Day. Interest in campus activities is nil. Football was our rallying point, the bond between the 6,500 students on bur downtown campus and the 3,500 here." "Huh!" scoffs Ray Hartnett, special events director of campus radio station WFUV-FM "The day football was dropped last December we interviewed 33 students in the cafeteria at random. Not one of them said, 'Well, we dropped football. Let's get It back'." Tim Cohane, sports editor of Look Magazine and a prominent alumnus, doesn't think ti will ever come back. "To restore ham." he says W. Virginia Risks All In Pitt Battle Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia, which will endanger its unbeaten record and status as a bowl contender against Pittsburgh Saturday, also will risk losing its status as the nation's top major college football team in ground-gaining and scoring. The Mountaineers, who face their stiffest challenge of the season in Pitt, were "held" to 358 yards and 13 points last week by George Washington. Still, they con tinued as total offense leader with a 436.9 yards per game average for the season. Their point making lead fell from 37.5 to 34.0. Oklahoma, the No. the Associated Press down second place in total offense and maintains the lead in rushing. The Sooners re No. 3 in scoring Deliver, a newcomer, moved up to third place in total offense and scoring. Sonners Cain 376 Yards The Sooners picked up 376 yards and 30 points against Missouri, to close in on West Virginia with a 389.7 average a d 2,728 yards. In rushing. Oklahoma has a total of 2,181 yards for an 311.6 average. Hardin-Simmons took over th.e passing lead as West Virginia fell to third place by completing only 5 o'i 13 for 60 yards. The Cowboys 1 team in leati in attempts with 189 and corn- poll holds pletions with 100 as well as In yards per game with an average of 159. Navy is second with 156.3, West Virginia has an average of 154.3, and Denver is fourth with 1553.8. president who understands the j NEXT: "The most discouraging place ot college football in the' thing in my life." l.fl - By ED WILKS The Associated Press Phil Tarasovic, Yale's foo'bali captain and leit tackle, said last week "we'd rather beat Army than win the Ivy League championship.' "The Elis, of course, did upset the Cadets, and it was Tara- sovic's great line play that helped get the job done. Off that performance. Tarasovic today was named the Associated Press lineman of the week. The Yale line gave Army PHILADELPHIA clear on our 35 and had only 65 yards to go. But they were the longest 65 yards ever measured. And I know a football field is at least a mile long." Young Frank Riepl was talking about his fabulous 108 yard runback of the opening kickoff Satur- was, day for Penn against Notre Dame. Riepl, a sophomore halfback on a winless team, has been honored as ess chan i end of trouble last Saturday in the GiHiam will give away no 70-pounds to the gigantic Ooss! Yale Bowl, chopping down Army when they line up Saturday after- backs with such force that the Cadets fumbled five times. Twice it was Tarasovic, a 21-year-old sen- noon. Started in 1920 The two SWC rivals started their series back in 1920 — two years after the SMU entry into the conference. The Porkers took the new opponents to their liking in the early years, winning the first three games, 6-0, 14-0 and 9-0. The 1920 opener is one of only two games that Arkansas has won in Dallas—the other coming in 1936 In the 1922 contest, Arkansas observed its first Homecoming game with the 9-0 victory. Since that time, however, the tide has turned and by virtue of eight straight wins, Southern Methodist now leads in their 30-game past, 19-9-2. The two schools have played =U five different sites in their 35-year old feud — With SMU leading at the i lor from, Bridgeport. Conn., who flopped on the loose ball. One o fthe recoveries set up Yale's first touchdown. The other choked an Army drive late in the third quarter as the Elis pulled it off 14-12. In the second quarter, the 6-4. 215-pound tackle smothered a fumble by Army's Pat Uebel on the Cadet's 10. Two plays, later. Yale scored and took a 7-6 lead. i In the third period, as Army (Started a march, Uebel nEain film bled and again it was Tarasovic who recovered, this time on the Army 38. Tarasovic, who says he "mi; consider professional football," the only two-year lelterman on the Yale squad. He was an alternate Husky Mountaineers MORGANTOWN, W. Va. ifl>i— Coach Art Lewis of West Virginia can field a football team that averages 215 pounds on the line and 206 pounds in the backfield. Despite the bulk the Mountaineers are fast. tw ; o campuses, Dallas— 12-¥f and) tackle as a sophomore and last Fayetteville — 6-3-1. They've split! year too!c over as a ft |1!tl me regu- two Little Rock games and Arkan-! lar. sas has won two games at Fort i Other linemen who gained ron- Smith and a single contest In San I siderntion for this week's award Antonio (1943). i were Jerry Tubbs, Oklahoma, who The string of eight straight wins i won the third award of the season: is exceeded only by one rivalry in J rry Walker. Texas Tech: Pat the conference at the present time I Bisceglia. Notre Dame. Dennis — and that, too, is on the line this | Goehring, Texas A&M; Hal Bur- weekend. Rice holds 10 consecutive | nine. Missouri: Jack O'Toole wins over Texas A&M — and is .Wichita: Charles Krueger. Texas likely to see that streak snapped. I A&M; Forrest. Gregg. Southern Methodist, and Johnny Tatum, the Associated Press back of the week for his performance in a 4614 losing cause. How can you select a player as back of the week whose team loses by 32 points, Riepl. a 93.5 student when he graduated from South River. N. J., High School, wanted to know. He was anybody ManWhoRuined Quaker Named AP's Back of Week Cadets Named as Week's Lineman 01 the great performances last Saturday by Bob Mitchell, in Illinois' stunning upset of Michigan, the superlative play of UCLA's Ronnie Knox, the fancy running of Lenny Moore in Penn State's win over Syracuse and others, all winners. "Why me?" asked Riepl. "After all, we lost." You have to know the background to appreciate the choice of this modest college kid as back of the week. His team had lost all six games this year. I fact, Penn hasn't won a game since October, 1953. Their losing streak, longest among major colleges in the nation, is now 16 straight. Powerful Notre Dame, one of the top 10 in the nation, visited Franklin Field a "name the score" favorite. Yet PiepI ran 108 yards for one touchdown, kicked two extra points and passed for another score. Penn led twice and with six minutes gone in the third period had the fighting Irish stalemated 14-14. Rip! said his 108-yard kickoff return was a planned p"lay. "I started up the field to my left, following the blocks. I kept thinking to myself, guys go down.' "Charley McKinney was leading me. I thought once he had me by the wrist trying to steer me away from Paul Hornung. Then Charley let fly at Hornung and he was out of the play. That's when I took off to my right." The Hat' Named Houston Skipper HOUSTON, Tex. (/P)—Harry (The Hat) Walker, who managed the St. Louis Cardinals the latter part- of j last season, coday was announced as the new manager of the Houston Buffaloes. Walker's appointment was announced by Art Routzong, general manager of the Houston Buffs at a breakfast this morning. Walkers succeeds Mike Ryba who has been signed as a scout for the Cardinals next year. Fights Last Night By TH EASSOCIATED PRESS San Antonio, Tex. — Memo Diez, look at those 121, Mexico, outpointed Tony | Qrasso, 121, Hartford, Conn., 10 Houston, Tex. — Joe Brown, 135, New Orleans, stopped Ray Riojas, 134, Port Worth, .8 Fresno, Calif. — Frank Skidmore 148, San Francisco, outpointed Jimmy Dupre, 147, Compton, Calif., 10 The hottest features for'56 are in the new Chevrolet Chevrolet never had it so good for you before .. . and no other car in its field even comes close. See if Chevrolet doesn't feature everything you want for '56. 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Anti-Dive braking Anti-Dive braking, an exclusive Chevrolet development, means more level stopping—even when you hit the brakes hard! 12-volt Electrical System Packs twice the punch of ordinary 6-yolt systems . . . spins the engine up to one-third faster. You get surer starting in all weather. And you have a greater electrical reserve supply. THE HOT ONE'S CVSN HOTTER It's the Pikes Peak Record Breaker! The '56 Chevrolet proved its surer, safer driving control by breaking the Pikes Peak record! Floats over the bumps Roads seem newly paved with Chevrolet's Glide- Ride front suspension and long outrigger rear springs soaking up the jolts. And Chevy's cat- footed on curves'. 'Chevrolet performance puts your safety first! SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 W«t Walnut Phon* 3-4578

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