The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 27, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1954 •BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINS Chick Cagers to Face Tough 19-Game Slate Houston Usi Two Platoons And Cougars Doing Fine Alternating Two Complete Unit* By JIM VAN VALKENBURG ST. LOUIS (ff) — Two platoon football is dead, but Houston is bidding strongly for the Missouri Valley championship with the next thing to it—two complete teams alternating equally. The Cougars, heading for a, showdown with Wichita Saturday at Wichita, have but one man among the Valley's first 13 ball car riers in yardage, but nine of their backs carried from 13 to 36 times and six are around the 100-yard mark. Wichita comes close to a two-unit attack at most positions, both in the line and backfield. but the Wheatshockers can't quite match Houston's depth. Conway Top Passer The Kansans have the Valley's No. 1 man in passing and total offense yardage in sophomore quarterback Jack Conway and the No. 2 and ball carriers, Jim Ktisanin and Jim Sippy, Conway has 396 aerial yards, and 570 rushing and passing. KUsanin's 295 total is far removed from that of Oklahoma A&M fullback Earl Lunsford, but his 10.9 average is the best. Sippy has 269 and a 7.5 average. Lunsford is averaging six yards a crack for his 537 yards, romping behind the big two-unil Oklahoma Aggie line. .Houston, with a bevy of fleet backs, ranks second to Wichita in total offense 317.5 to 377.4. The Cougars trail Wichita in passing yardage but have completed the highest percentage—.548. ' All Have Good Averages All the Cougar backs have good rushing averages. One team, quarterbacked by Jirn Dickey, has Donn Hargrove with 6.0, Jack Patterson 5.3 and Ken Stegall 5.1. The other, quarterbacked by Ted Gray, includes Curley Johnson 8.1, Don Bloom 7.6 and Jim Baughman 5.3 Patterson is tops in yardage with 191. Dickey's 206 yards is second in passing and his 41 per cent trails only Charles Wynes of Tulsa, with 57. Lee Riley. half of Detroit's "touchdown twins" halfback pair, was sidelined with a slashed arm but stayed on top in punt and kickoff runbacks. The other half, Bob Burgmeier, scored three touchdowns to take the lead in the scoring race he won in 1953, with Riley second. He has 30 points. ' Vorono, Andrews Sign for Bout CHICAGO Iffl — Welterweights Chico Varorm of .Havana and Al Andrews, Superior, Wis., have signed to met in a 10 round bout at Chicago Stadium, Nov. 10. Varona defeated Johnny Bratton in New York Monday night and Andrews recently scored a third round knockout over Gil Turner in Chicago. The International Boxing Club yesterday announced the two fighters agreed on an official weight of 155 pounds. The bout will not be televised. Chicago light heavyweights Bob Satterfield and John Holman previously had signed for a '<0 rounder on the same card. CUCUMBER CULTIVATION The cucumber came to the New World with Columbus, was planted in Haiti in 1494, and spread so quickly that 46 years later De Soto noted Florida Indians were growing them "better than those of Spain." Tribe Opens Against W. Memphis Dec. 3 A 19-game schedule, including 10 home games and participation in two major invitational tournaments, was announced today by Coach Jimmy Fisher for his 1954-55 Blytlie- ville High School basketball team. The Chicks are slated to open their schedule against West Memphis here on Doc. 3 and will close their regular play against Leachville at home Feb. 25. The Chicks' schedule is loaded with some of the top basketball talent in this area including Humboldt, Milan and Jackson, Tenn.; Monticello, Marianna. Leachville and Bay. The schedule also calls for participation in two top invitational tournaments, the Northeast Arkansas invitational, which is one of the state's top schoolboy meets and Paragould's invitational. Paragould On Schedule The schedule also includes a single game with ParagouW. one of the teams that severed athletic relations with Blytheville a couple of years ago. The game will be played here Feb. 18. Following their Dec. 3 opener, the Chicks invade West Tennessee for games with perennial powerhouses, Humboldt and Milan. Then on Jan. 21 they move into central Arkansas for games with Marianna and Monticello. These will be the Chicks' two "big" road trips of the year. Coach Fisher said that he hoped to start his team on the practice court "as soon as possible after the close of football season," which means they will have but a few weeks of training before their opening game. Barring any bowl bids or the like, Blytheville's football season Will end following the Newport game on Nov. 12. After graduation cost him such mainstays as Bob (Bed) Childress, aU-district last year and an all- stater the year before, Tommy Mosley, who also won all-district honors last year, Bob Lee Hill and Charles Ray Hall, Coach Fisher faces somewhat of a rebuilding job this year. Good Nucleus But he still will have a good nucleus from which to groove his starting five with Danny Cobb, Freddie Ake'rs, Bobby Jones. Chuck Langston and Danny Edgmon, of last year's "traveling ten" back in the fold this year. He said he also expected plenty of help from "B" team graduates Charles Abbott, Earl Hyde, jim- mie Bratcher, Kenneth Stanley, Fred Hodge, Robert White and Glenn Ray Thomas. The Chicks will be lacking in height this year but should have a faster club. Coach' Fisher said. The schedule: December 3 West Memphis 10 At Milan, Tenn. 11 At Humboldt, Tenn. 14 Manila 17 walnut Ridge January 3-8 Northeast 'Arkansas tournament (Jonesboro) 11 Piggolt 14 Rector 21 At Monticello 22 Marianna 25-27 Paragould Invitational tournament 28 Greene County Tech February I At Bay 4 At Leachville 8 Jackson, Tenn. II At Hoxie 15 At Rector 18 Parngould 22 Bay 25 Leachville Ohio State's Cassady Is AP's Back of Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wisconsin's Alan Ameclie wasn't kidding last week when he tabbed Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, Ohio State half back, as an "underrated back who should be All America." Coaches and sports writers enthusiastically seconded that nomination today when they picked 177- pound Ohio State junior as The Associated Press Back of the Week for his performance agaiast Wisconsin last Saturday, 'Cassady was the difference," said Wisconsin Coach Ivy Williamson. "He's been the big guy every year against us. He does these things all the time — and just when they hurt most." Where "Hoppy" really hurt the Badgers was by intercepting a pass Welters Fight On TV Tonight SAN FRANCISCO (/Pi — Welterweight title bout consideration will be at stake here tonight when Del Flanagan of Minneapolis, the No. 2 ranking contender, tangles with Maurice Harper of Oakland. The 10-rounder at Winterland Arena will be nationally televised by CBS. It is scheduled for 10 p.m., EST. Flanagan, shifty and clever, Is riding the crest of a 10-fight winning streak which includes a decision over the newly crowned world's welterweight champion, Johnny Saxton. Harper is unranked and unknown except in this area- Local ringsld- crs think he has a brilliant future. This will be his most important fight and his first shot at a high- ranking contender. The Oakland boy has been ducked consistently by 147-pounders around here. LEVEE TAXES NOW DUE Will be in Dyesi Thursday, Oct. 28th F.H.A. Office Bassett Friday, Oct. 29th Osceola Saturday, Oct. 30th Blytheville Nov. 1st to 13th At Courthouse Mail your check, with exchange, or Money Order, without exchange, together with your statements, to me at Box 358, Wilson, Ark. Emily P. Trammel COLLECTOR and racing 88 yards i<y a touchdown that put Ohio State ahead 10-7 in the third Quarter. After that, Wisconsin's defenses fell apart and Ohio moved to three touchdowns in six plays . Cas.sndy didn't expect to score when he grabbed Jim Miller's pass. "I just got it and thought I\. run as Car as I could," he explained. "Somebody threw me a beautiful block and then when I got down on the sidelines near our bench, I thought maybe I could go if I cut back." He cul and, as Coach Woody Hayes put i!, "turned on all the jets." In addition to that run, Cassady gained 59 yards in 7 runs from scrimmage, caught 2 passes for 25 yards and did some great blocking. After 50 Year* in Baseball— Mack Dynasty to End Tomorrow IN PUERTO RICO — Pitcher f Ruben Gomez, left and outfielder Willie Mays, center, of the World champion New York Giants, who are' playing with the Santurce team in the Puerto Rican league, talk with their manager, Herman Franks, a Giant coach, be- j fore opening game of winter season nt San Juan Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) By TOM BRADSHAW PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barring unforeseen developments, today marks the final hours of the Mack baseball dynasty — a half century of Philadelphia Athletics ownership by Cornelius J. McGillicuddy. Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. the owners of the other seven .American League clubs gather in New York to vote on sale of the A's stock to an eight-man Philadelphia syndicate. If Iheir vote is favorable—and. Arnold Johnson notwithstanding, there appears little chance it will be otherwise—the only Mack contact with the Athletics will be a onc-nimh share in (he club retained by son Roy Mack, and the title of honorary president bestowed on Connie Mack Sr. Will Attend Meeting Johnson, Chicago businessman who "almost" bought the A's earlier this month and then last out to the Philadelphia group, announced yesterday ho planned to attend the league owners meeting In New York tomorrow and stated he wns "still interested in buying the Philadelphia franchise for transfer to Kansas City." However, League President Will Harridge. in announcing tho meeting, said the owners would consider the sale of the franchise to the Philadelphia syndicate. He made no mention of Johnson. Whether Johnson will make an effort to be heard at the New York session—and whether such an effort would be .successful— will have to wnit until tomorrow for aaswers. StrUKKlc Nearly Over The general fooling in Philadelphia lust, night was that the long, hard struggle wits nearly over, with the Athletics destined to remain In the city where they were first fielded as an American League entry by Connie Mack at :he turn of the century. If the owners approve the salo (o the syndicate, there will remain only the formality of exchanging the syndicate's cash for the A'a stock. Connie Sr. will be handed—probably nt a meeting In Philadelphia Friday—$604.000 for his 326 shares. Another son, Earle, is to get $45(V 000 for his 126 shares, and Roy will receive S200.000 cash and retain a one-ninth interest in th« club. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston Jackie Blair, 134!4, Dallas, and Lulu Perez, 132, Brooklyn, drew, 10. Detroit — Virgil Aklns, 153, 8»Louis, outpointed Hsnry Hajilc, 149'i, Detroit, 8. Chicago—Bob Boyd, 160, Chicago, knocked out Jimmy Welch, 160%, Columbus, Ohio, 4. Shawnee Game Is Moved Up Crawfordsville Tilt Will Be Played Tomorrow Night JOINER—Shawnee High's game with Crawfordsville, originally scheduled for Friday night, has been moved up to Thursday night due to conflict with the school's annual Halloween party, it was announced yesterday. The game will be played at 8 p.m. Thursday on Shawnee's athletic field. The Indians of Couch Carl Trus- j sell have been busy all week getting ready for their tiff with Crawfordsville with Coach Trussell again j putting the accent on fundamentals in practice sessions. The Indians spent the early part of the week working on blocking and tackling and had more of the same scheduled for today. i The Indians are slight, favorites | over Cniwfordsville. Donald Hill, Indian guard, was | reported some better today alter< undergoing medical attention at ft j Memphis clinic following last week's ' game with Trumann. . Hill passed out In the dressing I room following the game and was ; treated lor a severe nose injury. i Wrong Listing On Junior Games In yesterday's issue of the Courier News it was inadvertently reported that the Blytheville-Malden and Burdctte-Jonesboro junior games would be played tonight. The games will not be played until tomorrow night. The Burdette-Jonesboro game is scheduled for Burdette at 8 p.m. Thursday and the Blythovillp-Mal- den game will be played in Maiden at the same hour. NOBLE GILL PONTIAC CO. 5th & Walnut Blythevill* flresfone FIRESTONE D* Luxe Champions Used as Original Equipment for the Past Several Years on America's Finest Cars Buy 1st Tire at Reg. 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