The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 1, 1954
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEX 'Very Fortunate' Says Wyatt of Aggie Victory SURPRISE PORKAGE Win Gave Porkers Sweep of Texas Tilts By KAY STEPHENS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — "We were very fortunate to get away from there with a win," said Coach Bowden Wyatt as he brought his Arkansas Razorbacks home from Texas A&M last night. "Everybody told us they didn't have a very good team, but they played a fine game against us," Wyatt told a reporter, ''they moved the ball as well as anyone we've played this year." Arkansas stopped Texas AS.-M 14-7 Saturday night, and for the first time in history won all the Southwest Conference games it had scheduled on Texas soil. The undefeated Razorbacks, ranked No. 4 in the nation prior to Saturday's victory, also tied the longest winning streak, seven in a row, ever run up by an Arkansas team. The last time Arkansas won seven straight was in 1909. On the basis of past performance, Arkansas was supposed to have an easy time of it at College Station, but the Aggies almost proved too much for the Porkers. Muffed Chance Arkansas muffed a scoring opportunity the first time it got the ball when a pass Interception gave possession to the Aggies on their own 13 and stopped an Arkansas drive. Texas A&M, led by the great Elwood Kettler, marched right back up the field to score and take a 7-0 lead. Arkansas, as has been its custom, took advantage of an Aggie mistake to get its first touchdown just before the half ended. Arkansas' Jerry McPadden recovered a Cadet fumble on the A&M 38, and then George Walker passed to Walt Matthews for the touchdown. A third quarter drive netted the other Porker touchdown. Henry Moore, Arkansas' leading ground gainer for the day, dived across from the three. Wyatt would listen to no suggestion that Arkansas had been flat after its startling 6-0 upset of Ole Miss the previous Saturday. "I thought our boys played a mighty fine ball game," he said. "We moved the ball very well; our blocking was good. We were i, little off in our tackling, but that's all." The Arkansas coach held out no optimism for next Saturday, when the Razorbacks take on the rugged Rice Owls at Little Rock. "They beat us 47-0 last year and they are an improved team," he said. "We'll be lucky If they don't beat us 40-0 this year. All we hope to, de Is play them a decent game." Arkansas' triumph over the Aggies ran the Razorbacks' victory •trlng for this year to six straight. Arkansas also won the final game of the 1953 season to run up its seven-game streak. The Razorbacks, who now stand alone at the top of the Scuthwest Conference, have v.'hippecl Tulsa, Texas Christian, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M in succession. Arkansas gained sole possesion oi the top spot in the, conference when Texas held Southern Methodist to a 13-13 tie Saturday. SMU and Arkansas are the only teams unbeaten in conference play, and the Razorbacks are the Southwest's only undefeated team for the season. Arkansas One Of 38 Unbeaten NEW YORK (.-Pi — Thirty-eight college fiotball teams are still undefeated and untied. Seven of them are major schools. UCLA. Cincinnati and Montana State top the unbeaten list with seven victories each- Ohio State Miami (Fla.), Arkansas and Oklahoma have won six each. Major teams dropped from the unbeaten and untied rankings over Ihe weekend were West Virginia, Boston College and Virginia Tech. Hog-Baylor Film to Be Shown Here Films of the Arkansas-Baylor game will be shown by the Chickasaw Boosters Club at the weekly meeting of the club at. the Haley Field Gym tomorrow night, Dan McCaskill, club president, said that the film is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. No admission will be charged, Mr. McCaskill said. Mr. McCaskill issued a special invitation to all Blytlieville civic, clubs to see the showing of the film. Two \veks aso the club showed films of the Arkansas-TCU game and plans to show other Arkansas games throughout the remainder of the season. Blanda's Passes Win for Bears Chicago Tips 49'ers In NFL Contest; Browns, Cards Win By JOE REICHIF.R The Associated Press It's not George Blanda's fault the Chicago Bears aren't leading the National Football League's western Division today. The Bears, onetime NFL rulers, are in third place with a mediocre 3-3 record but it would have been a lot worse without Blanda. The rugged 197-pound pass-and kick expert from Kentucky University, enjoying his greatest of six seasons with the Bears, appears on his way U) win the league's All-Star quarterback berth. First Loss It was Blanda pitching and Harlon Hill catching yesterday as the Bears defeated the previously unbeaten San Francisco 49ers 31-27 in one of the season's biggest upsets. Hill, a rookie end from Alabama State Teachers College, caught four touchdown passes, the last one with only 33 seconds remaining, to knock the 49ers into a first place tie with Detroit. The Lions also had to come from behind, scoring a touchdown In the last quarter to overcome a 24-20 'deficit and nip the Los Angeles Rams 27-24. Detroit now has a 4-1 record while Frisco has the same won-lost mark plus a tie with Los Angeles. Leaders Beaten The Eastern Division was even more knotted up with three teams —Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York possessing identical 4-2 records. All three leaders bowed over the weekend as Cleveland walloped the Giants 24-14, the Chicagl Cardinals surprised the Steelers 17-14 and Green Bay routed the Eagles 37-12. Philadelphia's defeat, Its second straight, came on Saturday night. Washington joined the Cardinals in winning its first game of the season, shading Baltimore's Colts 24-21. If Only Takes One Big One WILMINGTON, Del. Ifl — Qalns- boro Girl won only one race at Delaware Park this year but was the leading money-winning thoroughbred of the meeting. The four- year old daughter of Bernborough earned $101,800 by taking the New Castle Handicap, world's richest race for fillies and mares. POLLOW '...THAT THE (THE LEADED 'Vt CAPITALIZE ON ! ; 'i$V -SEWP THE 4AME MB. 6ROOK6 ,' ^iruKW^ft (j)l?i1tHHS J Future of Athletics Is Back at Sit-Tight Stage PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Athletics was back in the "sit- Earle Mack, executive vice president and general manager of the club, best summed up tlie situation. Said Earle yesterday: "We're Just waiting — for what I don'k know, but we're Just wait- Ing." His brother Roy and father Connie Sr. had no comment. Neither did any members o! the eight-man syndicates whose proposal to buy the team from the Macks was turned down In Nc\v York last week by the American League. And Arnold Johnson, Chicago industrialist who appears again as No. 1 prospect to take over Ihe floundering bull club, returned home yesterday after changing his rnind about remaining here until he succeeded or Iniled in his efforts to buy the team for Kansas City. To Consult With Associates Before leaving yesterday, Johnson said he and his attorney, Edward L. Vollers, were returning to Chicago "to consult with our associates, to look over the situation and make a final decision." Johnson declined, however, to The future of the Philadelphia tight" phase today. elaborate upon What plans he and his associates were to "make a final decision." Johnson had made a bid of 53.375,000 for the club several months ago and the American League owners voted In Chicago hits month to approve the shift to Kansas City. But the Philadelphia syndicate stepped in at the last minute, and up until the New York meeting last week it appeared that the club would remain In Phila^ delphla. John Lambert, junior tackle on the University of North Carolina team, is a shotputter on the Tar Heel track team. His home li Rocky River, Ohio. Top Ten Teams Take Lumps; More of Same Due This Week By ED W1LKS The Associated Press There's a great deal of prestige connected with being listed among the nation's (op 10 teams in college football, bvit the only squads who regard yon with respect are the ones you've already licked. Look what happened last weekend: West Virginia, ranked No. 7, wns dumped off its unbeaten streak by PilLsUurgh, admittedly an Improving team, but one thnt had lost three of five. Wisconsin, listed No. 8 with a 4-1 record, was socked by Iowa, an ex-top lOer with a 3-2 record, 13-7. Oklahoma, No. '2, hail to scramble to teat Coloviwlo 13-6. The Buffs, with a 4-2 record, had been pointing for the Sooners since last season and managed to hold to n 6-0, lead Into the final period. Arkansas, No. -1, had plenty of notice Texas A & M wius out for an ujiset and hud to scrap for a 14-7 victory, with both TDs set up by Aggie fumbles. Army, No. 5. thought it hurl a breeze against twice-beaten Virginia, but barely made It, 21-20. Notre Dame. No. 6, was busy all afternoon restraining Navy 6-0. And now that those ordeals are over, there's yet another round of ambitious foes ahead this weekend. Ohio State, Army and Arkansas would appear to huve drawn the toughest among those not listed In the top 10. The Buckeyes (6-0) meet Pitt, an outfit that has won three in a row alter dropping its first three games. Army nest opposes Yule, a 5-1-0 team that Insists the Cadets, with their 5-1 record, aren't the best in the East. ' Turkers Play Rice Still unbeaten Arkansas (fi-0) hfls another of its weekly "tests" ahead in ice. The Rny.oruacks have the upper hand in the Southwest Conference, and presumably in the race for the Cotton Bowl, but Rice's Dick Moegle looks to be the 'jest back they've faced. An embarrassing weekend might also be in store for Purdue, the No. 9 team, which handled Illinois with ease. 28-14. last Saturday. The Boilermakers tncc loin, nnpnrent- ly now turned spoiler after being knocked out of the Big T«n net. Oklahoma (6-0) >nd Notre Dam* -l> should -have easier times this weekend. The Sooners meet low* State (3-4) and the Jrlsh play Perm (0-6). Fields and Welch In Mat 1 Feature It'll be regulations tag wrestling ngnin tonight in the feature bout of tile Amerlcnn Legion's wrestling matches nt Memorial Auditorium. And Promoter Mike Meroney liiid booked four top notch hcavy- welRhts to compete in the best two of three falls feature. Joe Welch and Don Fields »r« scheduled to team against Red Roberts anrt Waller Sirois in the bout which Is expected to be ft. wild, rough and tough affair. In the preliminary bouts Field* will take on Roberts and Si roll will meet Welch. The University of Mississippi hasn't kicked a field goal since 1031. That year they lost to L.8.U. 2G-3. Ql mar* SARASOTA, FLORKWk Where Summer Spends the Every day it a h»n-Mt«d Joy o* wmqr '. Winter home of Hw Great** Show on Eartfc — Ringling Brothers — Barnvm & Bofey Qtcm, Boston Red So* spring training, Ringfag M»- tcum or Art, jimjle yofdeits, foiidy b*aai*l and fabulom fnhtng. Y«, yo» wW «»jof •*Mt>, tut, exciting Saracofa — dor end uiyM OPEN DECEMBER 1 Th« Soroioto Terroct it th« fin«» on Florido'i famous Wc*t Coott — iwimming pool, jhyfflcboord courts, excellent dining and cock- rail lounge. American and European plan. Guettt enjoy privilege* of Lido Beach, Bobby Jonei golf cotine, including free transportation to the** facilitki. "Southern HospitoHtf" SARASOTA TERRACE, P. O. Box 1720, Phone Ringiing 2-0421, SARASOTA, FtA. KIHTUCKY BOURBON amnsi. 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