The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 26, 1954
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1054 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN, Crippled Chicks Get Ready for Clarksdale Fisher Cobb on Crutches Uncomplaining, Coach Russ Mosley took a hurried look at the list of injured and ailing players and then hung out the business as usual sign on the Chickasaws' training camp. In spi,te of the absence of a couple of key players due to injuries and ailments, Mosley sent his Tribe through a lengthy drill session yesterday afternoon as he began preparing his team for its all- important clash with Clarksdale, Miss., here Friday night. First string center Danny Cobb and starting fullback Kenneth Fisher were both absent from yesterday's drill session. Cobb was limping about the high schol campus on a pair of crutches while Fisher was sent home from school yesterday with a mild case of flu. Cobb Doubtful Starter Cobb sprained his foot in the East High game last Friday and has ben ordered to take it easy for a couple of days. Whether or not he will be ready to go Friday night was a big question mark yesterday. However, it is expected that Fisher will be ready. Under doctor's orders, he left classes yesterday and was told to stay in bed. He is expected to return to practice today or tomorrow. And Warren Moxley, a first line reserve tackle who injured a knee in practice last week, was still limping yesterday. He dressed out only in sweat clothes and did not take part in yesterday's drills. Work On Offense And Tommy Carney, a reserve back, Is also listed on the ailing list. Carney Injured his knee earlier this season and the injury is not responding to treatment too rapidly. Yesterday the Chicks hea rd a pcoutlng report from Olarksdale's 21-0 loss to Greenwood, Miss., last week and then spent most of the afternoon setting up plays for the Wildcats' defensive alignment. The Wildcats employ a semi- Bplit T with a young wizard by the name of Bobby Franklin guiding the attack from quarterback. The scouting report also spoke highly of a big tackle by the name of Bob Sisk, who some of the Chicks will remember from last year. Ed-Ford Boasts Top Lifetime Mound Mark NEW YORK (AP) — Ed (Whitey) Ford, stylish New York Yankee southpaw, has only throe, America'n seasons under his helt, but he boasts the top lifetime pitching percentage in the major leagues today. Bouts Rough On Legion's Mat Program Things got a bit rough in both ends of the double main event of the American Legion's wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium )ast. night. In fact, things got so wild in the all-male tag match that the referee had to step in and stop the action. And even the bout between the two Negro women wrestlers was a bit wild. In that one, Ethel Johnson proved why she is ranked as one of the leading Negro, women wrestlers in the country by disposing of Kathleen Wimberly in two straight falls She got the first fall in 12 minutes with a body check followed by a pin and took the second in 10 minutes with kangaroo kicks and a pin. In the tag bout, Lee Fields and Lester Welch were awarded the de- cisipn of Refere Luke Hatfield when he disqualified Walter Sirols and Eddie Malone in the third and deciding fall. The disqualification action came when Malone and Sirois launched an attack against the ring official and refused to heed his warnings to rease unnecessary rough stuff. At the time of the disqualiiica- tion the rounds stood all even with Fields and Welch winning the firsi and Sirois and Malone taking th: second. Boudreau Says Ted Won't Quit CHICAGO 1ft — Ted Williams still will be Hitting, home runs for (he Boston Red Sos next year the Chicago Quarterback Club was told yesterday, Lou Boudreau, ousted manager of the Boston Red Sox, said Williams has talked It over with Tom Yawke, Boston owner, and will return to baseball in 1955. Williams announced his retirement from the game at the close of the season. "I understand he has all of his baseball equipment for the 1955 season and is all set for spring practice," laid Boudreau. Mexican Army Horsemen Lead HARRISBURO IB—The Mexican Army team, held a commanding lead here today as the Pennsylvania National Horse Show moved into the second day of international low score competition. The Mexicans, paced by Capt. Joaquln D'Hacourt, have won both blue ribbon* so f»r and lust night took the first phase of the three- \ day low icora tvtnt. Caruthersville Juniors Beaten Kennett Hands Cubs Season's Fourth Loss In Final Contest CARUTHERSVILLE—The Cubs, Caruthersville's junior high team, underwent their fourth and final defeat of the season here last night 30-7 to Kennett's junior Indians. The game was Caruthersville's homecoming. Coach Jack Hopke's Cubs scored (heir lone touchdowns early in the first quarter wtih a 20 yard by quarterback Walter Hinze. That was just after Caruthersville had taken the ball on downs following their opening kickoff to Kennett. Wayne Collins kicked the extra point. Robinson Ties Score Early in the second period, Ken- nett'a left half John Robinson rah five yards for the Indians' first score. That concluded a 24 yard advance by the Indians after right half Donald Darden had intercepted a Caruthersville pass. Robinson ran for the extra point. Minutes later Robinson ran 22 yards for his second touchdown of [.he game to put Bob Dawson's Kennett eleven out in front. This iouchdown was set up by Kenny Sexton and Robinson and climaxed a 35 yard drive on four plays. The halftime score was 13-7. No .scoring resulted in the third quarter with Caruthersville controlling the ball. But in the fourth 3er:od Sexton bucked the line for ;he Indians' final score. This Ford has won 43 and lost 15 for a .741 percentage. In 1950, his freshman season, he hud a 0-1 record and then was drafted into the Army. The 25-year-old hurjer returned to the Yanks in 1853 and picked up where he left off with an 18-6 mark. He posted a 16-8 record in 1954. Sal (The Barber) Maglie of the New York Giants has the highest j percentage among the active National League pitchers, .699, ac cording to figures compiled by the Associated Press, The crafty right- hander has won 86 and dropped 37 in six complete seasons with the Giants. Maglie had 14 victories against six losses in 1954. Garcia Second Cleveland's Mike Garcia ranks second in the American . League among pitchers with 50 or more decisions. The Big Bear has won 104 decisions while losing 57 for a .646 percentage in six campaigns with the Indians. Sandy Consuegra of the Chicago White Sox holds down third with 43-24 for .642. In 1954 the Cuban righthander had the best American League percentage, 16-3, .842. Mel Parnell Fifth Cleveland's Bob Lemon is fourth with 163-92 for .639, followed by ilel Parnell of the Boston Red Sox 114-6, .633 and Bob Feller of the COOKS, TOO—Larry White plays the oboe with the Albuquerque Civic Symphony. White, Now Mexico's captain and center and top candidate for All-America frqni the Skyline Conference, itlso is a professional barber. He scans Don Faurot's Secrets of the Split T with Porky Leyva preparatory to cutting the quarterback's hair. (NEA) Sports Roundup— Indians, 262-154, .630. Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals i.s runnerup to Maglie In the National League with 128 victories md 59 defeats for a .684 mark. ouchdown was set up by Kenny Sexton and Robinson and climaxed i 75 yard drive. Robinson concluded the scoring >y running' the extra point. Caruthersville had the ball in Kennett territory for the last half the fourth quarter but failed to Crop of Bowl Candidates Slim By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK WV-The men who must be coming down with the galloping jitters as the nation's gridiron Qoliaths continue to fall on their faces week after week are those individuals who see the clay coming closer when they will have to invite a team or two to play in the major bowl games on Jan. 1. The pickings from among the "name" powers promise to be perhaps the thinnest ever. There is at least a possibility that not one of the four major bowl contests — Rose, Cotton, Sugar and Or.ange — will be played this New Year's Day between two undefeated teams. The howl chairman who presents even one all- conquering eleven will count himself lucky unless he wishes to dip down among; teams of less than major standing. He would rather die first. Tough Order The only chance the granddaddy of the bowls the Rose, has of show- an unbeaten team rests on Ohio State's ability to knock off its three remaining Big Ten rivals, plus Pittsburgh. That is a tough hand to fill. UCLA, the only undefeated member of the Coast Conference with the season only just past the halfway point, is not eligible fo.r the Pasadena classic this year. HAVE YOU PAID YOUR LEGION DUES? Take Advantage of Your Benefits ... Join The American Legion NOW! <mW earned the riff hi to loin the Biggest Team ol ML! You showed »h« world what team work can do to win a war. You earned the right to ttep into the biggeit, itrongest, peacetime veterans' team in the history of the world. Now, your American Legion guarantees you * "welcome home' 1 that TALKS YOUR LANGUAGE. It givti you comradeship, real backing and guidance in voter. fnt affairs, a live-wire social and activities program, an opportunity to turn your ideas about civic improvement into concrete fact. TK« Ugion NEEDS your kind of action to carry on its great civic service program. And the O.I. Bill of Rights and Veterans Administration, both the result of Legion spon- Jonhip, show what you can do for yourself, your buddies, and your families wht* A* Legion goes into •etion. It's your organization — you call the shoti. YMI'V* Mtiwd hSe right — join now! Dud Cason Post 24 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS Similarly, the Cotton Bowl at Dallas cannot offer nil unbeaten host team unless the remarkable Arkansas Razorbacks continue to outscramble five more muscular opponents, including three Southwest Conference members. Suoners Unbeaten Only one other team whose claim to greatness is undisputed. Oklahoma, appears certain now to sail through unbeaten. One might guess that the Sooners would show up again in the Orange Bowl at Ml- a mi, except that they a re not eligible. That would leave five vacancies to be filled among tho Orange, Sugar and Cotton e hussies. With Maryland already twice beaten and once tied, and Colorado, which apparently had bowl aspirations, knocked off by Nebraska, the bowl selectors will have to do some tnll looking. Wlmt the flock of lesser bowls, led by the Gator at Jacksonville, will wind up with this time is fringe benefit. Is Bratton Through or Rusty? NEW YORK ('/Pi—Is Johnny Brnt- ton through at 27 or was It only ring rust? Brallon, 155U, blamed lasi night's losing performance against, Ohico Varona, 150!i, on an eight- month layoff following a suspension after his Feb. 24 "stinker" with Johnny Saxton at Philadelphia. Many of the 1.500 spectators who paid $2,012 at St. Nicholas Arena thought the former NBA champ simply didn't have it any more. In it, last night. For one brief flurry in the third round, the Bratton of old battered the stocky Cuban around the ring. That was It. Exuopt for a dying gasp rally in the 10th, Bratton never took charge nyatn. He lost by unanimous decision. Brntton won't be seen In a New York ring for R time on the advice of Bob Christenberry, chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, who told matchmaker Tex my event, lie postlvely didn't have Sullivan he thought Johnny "wasn't Owners to Decide As Fate Thursday Syndicate Refuses to Pay Macks Until Sale Approved By TOM BKAHSUAW PHILADELPHIA (AD — The long-drawn-out drama ol the Philadelphia Athletics and their future today was in rehearsal for the latest act to come — a meeting of America* League owners at Chicago Thursday, At that mooting, called by League President Will Hitrridgu, tin; club owners will In* uskecl to approve or reject the sale of the Philadelphia 1'rnnchise to an eight- tnnn syndicate. But that won't ring down the eurtuin. The following day the .syndicate members »re scheduled to meet with Roy Miutk, his brother Earle and their father Connie to ex- rhnngG nearly four million dollars for nil hut a one-ninth share of the A's stock. More Postponements? There is every reason (o believe (he stock-cash Irnnsfer Will all but end (he .play. However, the A's (nigi-comedy ha: been extended so many times beyond the expected final curtain that it's anybody's yuess whether there will be further postponements, delays or what have you. Hero's'how matters now stand: Yesterday, the eight members of the syndicate put iu n noetic afternoon In a meeting which wits sup- po.sed to complete the deal as per a clause in the preliminary agreement. Thai stipulated that the sale was to he consummated by p.m. yesterday. To Await Approval The syndicate members said they didn't want to hand over their noney to the Macks until the Icngiie had put the stamp of approval on them and their offer for .ho franchise. When the delay In leapue approval became known, the syndicate began efforts to have Roy •eady for this kind of a fight," pnrmclo Costa. 20 - yew - old Brooklyn feather who was unbeaten H(l starts, lost his first lighU-n split decision to Rudy Garcia of Los Angeles last night, ab Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. All three officials liad It 5-5 In rounds, but two found Garcia ahead on point*. agree to an extension. Earl* and Connie Sr. had agreed to the extension previously. But R6f heged. After the late afternoon portio» of the meeting, .Roy took a on*? hour recess to confer with hie attorney. Then he came back and announced he was willing to giv« the eight syndicate members until 3 p.m. Friday to turn over the cash and accept receipt of KM stock. Leo Is Honored By Home Town BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. I* — Piloting the New York Giants to the National League pennant and a four-straight world series victory over the Cleveland Indians lias won Leo Durocher an award frum his home town — Beverly Hills. The city yesterday honored him as its outstanclinjj citizen and presented him a black bat bearing hie nnme in rhinestones. Mayor Harold L. George mad* the presentation In behalf at U» Rotary Club, which sponsored tlif nflalv. Comedian Jack Benny introduced Durocher to the packed crowd at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Fights Last Night liy THE ASSOCIATED PBMI Purls — World Featherweight Champion Sandy Saddler, lit'/,, New York, outpointed Ray Famt- ohon, laa'/i, Prance, (8) non-titl» bout. Now York—Chfco Varona, 130ft. Havana, outpointed Johnny Bratton, 1651/i, Chicago, 10. Milwaukee — Ernie Durando, IBO'.i, Bayonne. If. J., outpointed Bobby Dykes, 158^, Miami, 10. Motor Trend magazine shows Mercury is LOWEST COST CAR IN ITS CLASS 10 OWN 13-car test by leading automotive magazine covers all costs of owning and operating a car—shows Mercury has lowest cost per mile in its class! What does it really cost to own and operate various 1954 cars? Motnr Trend magazine decider] to find out—in probably the most detailed study of (rue car cost ever made. All the costs that go into car ownership were covered, including depreciation. Thirteen cars in nU price classes were compared on a 10,000-mile basis. Il was a survey thai duplicated "nn average experience of a ear owner in the first year's operation and ownership of a car." Tlic results: Mercury bail nil cars tested In its class for low ownership cast par mile — heat fill cars in the tent in every class except for one in the so-called "low-price" field. And, remember, for all its economy, Mercury has a new 161-hp V-8 engine. You enjoy the easy handling of the only hall-joint suspension in its field. And you get a car that holds the "class championship" for resale value. Best of a|l, you couldn't pick a better time to buy a Mercury. We are now offering special year-end dealt that top any we have ever made. Come in and seel MERCURY IT PAYS TDOWNAIIIfelllBVII • _THE RECORD PROVES IT Don't miss Ihe Mi television hit, "TOAST OF THE TOWN" with Ed Sullivan. Sunday evening, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Station WHB<J, ObuMMl Ml STILL MOTOR COMPANY Walnut at First Street

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