The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 29, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 29, 1954
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLfc (ARK.X COURIER NEWS TAGS SEVEN, Unsoiled Teams Target Of College Underdogs #*** **** Only 10 Major Elevens Unbeaten By HAROLD CLAASSEN The Associated Press major College football blithely enters its, seventh weekend of the season today with only 10 jor teams unbeaten and untied and with every indication most of them will be happy — and lucky — if they still retain their spotless records come Sunday. The shooting .at the unsullied begins tonight when Miami, a surprising contender for national honors, takes on Fordham under a Florida moon. The Miamians, already pointing for their game next season with Notre Dame, are young and potent, having whipped Mary land in their most recent outing. The Hurricanes have won five straight this season. But the firing becomes really intense Saturday. Then Ohio State, currently the No. 1 team with five straight successes, meets Northwestern, which hasn't won. It is the Ideal spot for one of 1954's many upsets, but the Buckeyes have Hop- along Cassady. Oklahoma and UCLA, also unbeaten, make up the top trio of college footballers at present with. Ohio State and they face opposition of a rugged type. The Oklahomans are at Colorado where they were tied two years ago. The mile high altitude and Colorado's ground attack may combine to trouble the Sooners. UCLA, with a prolific scoring machine that has counted 265 points In six victories, is at California, a team which still lists Paul Larsen among its star players and which last Saturday gave Southern CaJlfornia a rugged afternoon. Arkanias Flay> AAM Arkansas, another surprise name among the unbeaten, treks to College Station, for a night tussle with the cadets of Texas A & M. The Porkers have Won five, but the Cadets are dangerous despite only one victory In six starts. West Virginia, already boasting of four triumphs, faces, a solid task In repulsing a Pittsburgh team that dropped three and -then won two. Virginia Tech, Boston College, Cincinnati and Montana State are the other major unbeatens. Tech travels to William & Mary, Cincinnati takes its unblemished record all the way to the College of the Pacific at Stockton, Calif., Boston College Is host to Xavier of Ohio and Montana State Is host to Idaho State. That leaves many top teams who have suffered a defeat along the way. Among them Is Notre Dame, a one-time loser, meeting Navy, with a similar record, at Baltimore. Army, a cropper in its opener with South Carolina, has a below-par Virginia team as Its opponent. Family Affairs Purdue and Wisconsin, among the country's best, are occupied with strictly family affairs. The Badgers, bounced out of the Big Ten lead a week ago, play Iowa and the Boilermakers engage an Illinois team that has speed but little defense. Perm and Penn State occupy the TV screens. The Quakers have yet to win for their new coach, Steve Sebo, while the Nittany Lions, who started the season as though headed for the promised land, have dropped their last two. Other games on the Saturday docket are: . East—Cornell-Columbia, Dartmouth-Yale, Holy Cross-Syracuse, Colgate-Princeton, Ohio University- Harvard, Brown-Lehlgh and Bucknell-Boston University. SOUTH—Maryland-South Carolina, Georgia-Alabama, Tulane-Auburn, Mississippi-Louisiana State, Mississippi State-Florida, Georgia Tech-Duke, North Carolina-Tennessee, Clemson-Wake Forest, Fur- touchdowns). man-North Carolina State and Villanova-Kentucky. Midwest — Indiana - Michigan, M'."higan State-Minnesota, Missouri-Nebraska, Kansas-Kansas State, Drake-Iowa State. Houston-Wichita and College of Pacific-Cincinnati. Southwest—Baylor-Texas Chris • tian. Southern Methodist-Texas, Vanderbilt-Rice, Oklahoma A&M- Tulsa and Texas Tech-Arizona. Far West — Oregon State-Southern Calflornia. Oregon-Washington, Washington State-Stanford, Idaho- Utah, Montana-Colorado A & Brlgham Young - Utah State. M, 18 Players Set Adrift By 'Firings' This Year By ED WILKS By The Associated PreM College football players, headline stars and scrubs, have learned the hard way this season that training rules are a lot like a woman's birthday — none of the principals look forward to them, but don't overlook 'em. A total of 18 players at Georgia Tech, Pitt, Texas and West Virginia, have been dropped from rosters this season because of training violations. Veteran Bobby Dodd, Georgia Tech's gentlemanly coach who usually has been lenient. toward players in the past, put his foot down Thursday and suspended five players—including his ace offensive threat, Billy Teas. Dodd's action was a Jolt to his Tech squad. Teas, needing only three yards to set a new career rushing record at the school, was Tech's Ing hope against Duke, Sat- Martinez Fights On TV Tonight NEW YORK Ifl— Vince Martinez, a glamor boy from Paterson, N. J., with box office and bobby sox appeal, picks up his fistic career tonight after a four-month lapse. The handsome young welter boxes Carmine Fiore over the 10-round route at Madison Square Garden in a rematch of their Jan. 30, 1953, bout. It will be carried on radio and TV at 9 p.m. CST. urday. Dropped with Teas were guard- tackle Jakie Shoemaker, halfback Larry Ruffln, guard Harvey Brown and Tackle John Lasch. Broke Curfew Dodd said "these boys were guilty of breaking our curfew, but were not guilty of breaking any other training regulations. I consider this offense grave enough to drop them from our team. I am very disappointed that this thing happened." Dodd hasn't been the only coach to crack down 'this Price of Texas and season. Ed Pittsburgh's Tom Hamilton took similar action earlier this week. Nine Texas players were disciplined for "misconduct and breaking training." None was dropped from the squad, although all nine were ejected from the athletic dormitory and two who were first string linemen were promoted. Pitt's troubled trio missed a couple of practice sessions and were cut from the roster. One Reinstated Before the season even opened tackle Bruce Bosley was cut from the West Virginia squad for three days when he was AWOL from camp. He reported back, however, _ ..... ^ _____ ^ jiMartinez whipped the Brooklyn i explaining hFs wife had him busy left hooker quite handily in their j nt fa n housecleanlng. Coach Art first meeting. As he stopped Chuck Davey and gave Art Aragon the worst drubbing of his career in his last two starts, there's no reason to expect he won't beat Fiore again. Holds Grid Records WALTHAM, Mass. f/Pj—Bill McKenna, Brandeis University's football captain, holds many of his school's grid records. They are 1 Most points in one game (24) most points in three years (107), most passes caught in a season (37', most yards gained on passes in season (621), and three-year pass receiving record (70 for 1,276 yards and 16 Lewis reinstated him. The various cuts this year recalls 'the suspension of quarterback Ralph Guglielmi and halfback Joe Heap at Notre Dame lost December for violating a 12:30 a. m. campus curfew by "about 20 minutes" following a celebration of Notre, Dame's victory over Southern Methodist on Dec. 5. Both were re-admitted at the start of Title Bout Reset TOKYO W)—The postponed World Flyweight Championship fight between titleholder Yoshio Shirai of Japan and Pascual Perez of Argentina today was definitely reset for Nov. 25. Sports Roundup— Aga Khan Horses Up for Sale By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YOKK I/PI—An event which is expected to profoundly affect the future of horse racing In this country is scheduled to take place Monday night at Keeneland, when 20 of the finest brood mares from the fabulous stable of the Aga Khan, all but one of them in foal, will be sold at auction to American bidders. The 77-year-old religious leader, grown old and ailing, is making a start toward reducing his vast racing establishment, which is considered to be the world's greatest, and this is his first big shot in that direction. We have it on the word of Ma]. Cyril Hall, who is manager of the stable's five stud farms in Ireland and is here to superintend the sale, that there has never been anything in all the history of racing that remotely compares to Monday's event. Always Kept Marcs "I can put it this way," he said: "In the 30 years he has been In racing, the Aga Khan before this has sold only three brood mares, and none of those as outstanding as the members of this lot. He has sold many great stallions, such as Bahram. Mahmoud, Alibhai and Nasrullah, to name only a few, j but he always has clung to his brood mares. "These not only :-epresent the cream of our farms, but they are in foal to some of the world's greatest stallions." He was asked what he expected the mares to fetch, on an average. "It's impossible to even make a guess." the major said, "because there's no precedent to go by, no precedent at all. 1 don't think it I impossible some of them might be j bid up to S100.000 or more. It would i only take two bidders who badly want the same mare." 112 Left How big a dent, Major Hall wasj asked, would this sale put into the Aga Khan's supply of thoroughbred i ' mothers? "Not much of one," he said, ruefully. "Let's see, when we have sold this 20 and another 15 of not quite as high quality at Newmarket (England) we will have 1!2 brood marcs left. Disposing of them is going to be a slow process. The racing world can assimilate ! only so many such valuable ani- mals at a time. The Aga Khan in tends to retain quite a few of them and to remain In racing, but he feels the time has come for him to reduce stock." CLUTCH GUY (OH OKLAHOMA ...THIS YE4S IT COULD FILLED 8Y... m LI&JT& ;H&fiPAV| /TKUBffAYfl £9U>sRHA*[ Culver-Stockton Takes Losing Without Alarm By ALLAN MERR1TT CANTON, Mo. (AP) — "1C you are down flat on your back there is only one way to look — and that is up." That's the ray of sunshine Coach Kenneth L. Robb holds out to his Culver - Stockton College football team through the clouds of a losing streak that now stands at 18 and Is in its third year. Culver-Stockton's tame Wildcats haven't won a game since Oct. IB, 1952. It's no joking matter In this Mississippi river town of 2.600, which takes 1U football seriously. But a spirit of optimism seemingly prevails on the part of players, (ans and school officials in spite of the sad record. "More Important Things" Dr. L. E. Zlegler, president of the small college erred by one year on the extent of the losing streak in saying "I am not alarmed by the fact that we have won no football games in more than a year." "There are many things more important In getting a college education than winning football games," said Dr. Ziegler. who once played football for Central College of Fayette, Mo., the team against which Culver-Stockton scored Its last victory. "B»d la Win All" "While I think it is Important, for the sake of morale, to win some games, I also think it is bad to have a team that wins all its games year after year." The fact that Culver-Stockton was able to complete Its schedule at all last season was regarded as a sort of moral victory. Injuries had cut the squad to 13 before the final game. The present squad of 24 includes only four lettermen. Halfback Oney Shade of Palyra, Mo., the only senior on the squad said "you can't go bear hunting with a switch, and until this year haven't had the material to field a top ball club." "With a freshman squad this season, it has taken'some time to learn how to play together." Winning Habit RALEIGH, N. C. IIP)— Winning the sports writers golf tournament of .the Atlantic Coast Conference Is getting to be a habit with Bob Brooks, assistant sports editor of the Raleigh News and Observer. He recently captured first place honors " ' th« fourth consecutive year. FOR CITY ATTORNEY f Sail deeply appreciate your vote and your support on .r. ember 2, 1954. 0 1 1 "/? M" . W. Bill Vote for J. W. "Bill" Stcinsiek for City Attorney Political advritlsemcnt paid for bj J, (V. Sltlnjkk. COURIER NEWS Osceoia, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J Penn State, Penn Tiff on TV Saturday PHILADELPHIA (ffl — The nation's TV football fans get their first chance this season to view an Eastern college football game tomorrow when Penn State In I borhood scrap. Penn entertains traditional nelgh- The Penn Slate Nittnny Lions, rated as one of the East's beat be- jfore losing to West Virginia and Texas Christian on the past two weekends, will have revenge on their minds when they tackle the wlnloss Quakers at Franklin Field. It was last year that the Jired-up Quakers upset the Lions from upstate State College, 13-7. in a game they had promised to win for retiring Coach George Hunger. Penn, playing Its first season under new Coach Steve Scbo's complicated multiple offense will be out to win their Jirst game under the former Michigan State aide. They've lost on successive weekends to Duke, William and Mary, Princeton, George Washington and Navy. State, led by the rabbit-like Lenny Moore, opened with impressive victories over Illinois, Syracuse and Virginia before developing fumbleitis against unbeaten West Virginia and strong TCU. Moore has gained 574 yards this year In rushing and is rated as one of the top running backs In the nation. Athletics Apparently Forced To Kansas City by AL Owners By JOE REICHLGR NEW YORK (AP) — The American League apparently has forced the Philadelphia Athletics into Kansas City. Blocked In ite efforts to sell (he club to a Philadelphia syndicate, the Mack family was expected today to resume negotiations for Uie sale o[ Its stock to Arnold Johnson »nd the transfer of the Philadelphia franchise to the Missouri city. In a special meeting yesterday, the American League voted to reject the bid by an eight-man Philadelphia group to buy the Athletics and keep the club in Philadelphia. The vote, according to an American League executive, was 4-4.. Six affirmative votes are needed to approve any owner. No reason was given for the turndown of the syndicate. However, the opposition appeared to stem from a desire to get the league out of Philadelphia. League public relations director Earl Hllllgan, who made the announcement at the conclusion of the six-hour meeting, simply said: ';To Work Out Problem!" "The transaction presented today by the Philadelphia group failed to receive a vote of approval. The meeting wns ad- journed to permit the Mucks to return to Philadelphia to attempt to work out their problems." Hllllgan did not amplify the statement, but several club owners indicated they were not satisfied with the "divergence of opinion" In the Mack family on how, or to whom the stock should be sold. "It seems to me," said Chnrles Comlskey, vice president of the Chicago White Sox, "that the Macks can't get together on what they, want to do. One wants one thing and another wants something else. "I will not come back to any more meetings until the Mucks (91-year-old Connie and his two sons, Roy, and Earle) have settled their own affairs among themselves. There are others who feel the same wny." No Further Meeting* Planned Will Harrldge, president of the' American League, said no further meetings were planned, and It now was up to the Macks to settle their own affairs. "As far as the league is concerned," he said, "the Macks have the ball club. They own the stock. They are going to operate the club." Baseball people, however, doubted the Macks could do that financially, and predicted they would renew negotiations with Johnson, who recently offered 13,375,000 for the entire stock plus Connie Mack Stadium. In an Oct. 12 meeting In Chicago, the American League approved the sale to him and also the transfer of the franchise to Kansas City. Connie Dejected The Macks In a surprising switch Oct. 17 had ended negotiations with Johnson and agreed to sell to the Philadelphia group. Connie Sr. and Earle appealed dejected after the meeting. The former had made an impassioned plea to the other seven owners to sanction the sale to the Philadelphia syndicate "because I want so much to see the Athletics remain in Philadelphia." Earle blamed his brother, Roy, for the failure of the sale to go through. "It's all Roy's fault," said Earle. "He's thinking only of himself. I'm thinking strictly of dad. I want to do anything he wants. If it weren't for dad. neither Roy nor I would be in the business. He's given us our bread and butter." Only one team in American League history won as many as 90 gomes and finished fourth. Cleveland In 1950 won 92 but finished behind New York, Detroit and Boston. Fights Last Nigh; By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philadelphia — Carmen Bartolomeo, 145, Philadelphia, outpointed Ike While, 146, Philadelphia, 8. New York — Tony Johnson, 175. New York, stopped Billy TIsdale, 182 U, Bridgeport, Conn. 4. Sidney, Australia — Freddie Dawson, 148-Ti, Chicago, knocked out Benny Falcn. 149, Manila, 1. TOO EASILY TEMPTED TEMPTED TO OVER-EAT*.. th«n suffvrvd add ftomachl Like many people she wrongly "lets herself go" at times—eati too much —then suffers acid indigestion. Tumi neutralize excess acid almost before it starts. And give top-speed relief from sour stomach and gassy pressure pains. Turns require no water, no mixing. You can take them instantly, anywhere. That's why millions always carry Turns. Get a roll today. i^ Il/MJ rot IM TUMMV WE HAD TO ... GO TO COURT! TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO LEGAL ELECTIONS! IN A DESPERATE, FUTILE ATTEMPT . to stop Pratt Rommel from being elected Governor on next Tuesday, the Machine Politicians are REFUSING TO PERMIT JUDGES AND CLERKS OTHER THAN THEIR OWN HAND-PICKED PEOPLE to serve at the polls in certain of the Arkansas CounliesI CONVINCED THAT THEIR PHONY THREATS Iiuve not tricked th« people of Arkansas into electing the puppet candidate, the Machine Politicians are resorting to this last-ditch stand . .. refusing equal represenlation lit the polls when th« vote* are counted. WE'VE GONE TO COURT TO PREVENT THIS INJUSTICI AGAINST THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS! Court action has been necessary to insure that both candidates are represented when the ballots arc counted—AS THE LAW REQUIRES. We make no accusations, but we ask why .... WHY ARE THEY AFRAID to have both sides present when the votes are counted? WHY DO THEY WANT ONLY HAND-PICKED judges and clerks to count your ballots? WHY? WHY? WHY? IS IT BECAUSE they know Pratt Remmcll can and will he elected Governor? IS IT BECAUSE they know the people are fed up with Machine Politics and Boss Rule? IS IT BECAUSE they fear that equal representation will result in the election of Pratt Remmel? PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS, RISE UP AGAINST THE DOMINATION OF THE MACHINE POLITICIANS. YOUR VOTE IS YOUR OWN. THE RIGHT TO HAVE IT COUNTED ACCORDING TO THE LAW IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT. PROVE TO THE MACHINE POLITICIANS THAT THIS IS YOUR ARKANSAS AND NOT THEIRS ALONE! DEMAND HONESTY AT THE POLLS AND HONESTY IN GOVERNMENT. ELECT PRATT REMMEL GOVERNOR Pollllcal Adv. paid for by Verne Tlndall, Kcmmcl for Governor, Campaign Man- niter, Stuttgart.

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