The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1955
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PAGE TWELTE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1988 \jeorqt One More for the Chicks And the Razorbacks A reasonable degrM of «anity returned to the nation's gridiron* last week and permitted some oJ us desk jockeys to recoup « littlt of the face that had been obliterated .long the autumnal path of fallen football Idols. With only » few upsets marrinjr the form charts, the use ot loflo (In small dose, only, o* course) finally paid off (at least w. OM •(, tribute It i« th»t). Our season's record got a considerable boost (and our «go »n even greater one) with the results of last week's guessing game. W« came up with blue chips on 20 out of 24 attempts for 83 j»r cent effort, our best of the «»son. (Of course that wasn't good enough to win anything but the office money.) That bolstered our season average back up above the DO per cent mark at .417 on 129 correct picks against 80 incorrect. Bat a glance at toll week's slat* jars one out of the clouds and back to the firm terra. This Is going to be another one of those Weeks. AND THE FIRST one is just as good as any of them when it oomes to frustrating the picker. We refer of course to the Blytheville- El Dorado bash scheduled for Haley Field Friday night. This game should provide the hottest grid fireworks seen by Blythevill fans on home grounds this year. El Dorado comes to Blj-the- Tille as one of the state's top aggregations noted for its speed and rugged defense. The Wildcats fell to Little Rock by only 13-0 and have a 6-3 record with other losses to Port Smith and Pine Bluff, The Fort Smith loss was by a point or two and the Wildcats were under strength for the Zebra contest. The game will be only the third meeting of the two clubs, each baring one previous win over the other. It looks like another blue chip affair with the victor requiring some smiles from lady fortune to come out on top. We'll go with the Chlckasaws In a tight 14-7 battle. • » • THE RAZORBACKS themselves started the ball rolling to make a big thing of their Little Bock battle with LSU this Saturday when they came up with the "Barnhill Day" idea. Between that and the other incentives they've been given hy the Tlgera by one-point margins during the past two years the Porkers should have the fire and determination to go all the way against the bruising Bengals. The Tigers have played some rugged customers during the season, as they always do, and have come up with some great football despite their mediocre record. And you can't forget that the Hogs' Saturday opponents dropped Kentucky in the first game of the year, which team beat Mississippi which toppled Arkansas. It looks like more defense for the Porks, and WE believe they can keep up the pressure they've applied during the past two and one-half games and hold the Tigers scoreless. Arkansas 14-LSU 0. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY has another one this week in the Wilson- Burdette scrap at the Pirates' cave tonight. It's the do-or-dle battle for Wilson. The Bulldogs can hold their district lead with a victory or can give the championship to their friends at Osceola. And the Bulldogs are not In the habit of giving things away on the gridiron as the Seminoles well learned two weeks ago. We'll have to go with Wilson 21-6. THE OTHERS: Michigan over Ohio State, UCLA over Southern California, ^tan- ford over California, Missouri over Kansas, Illinois over Northwestern, Notre Dame over Iowa, Oklahoma over Nebraska, Indiana over Purdue, Minnesota over Wisconsin, Auburn over Clemson. Dnkc over Wake Forest, Maryland over George Washington, Osceola over Piggott, Miami over Alabama, Tennessee over Kentucky, Vanderbilt over Florida, West Virginia over Syracuse, SMI! over Baylor, Trumann over Keiscr, TCU over Rice, North Carolina over Virginia. Bluebird Goes On Display; Hit216.2MPH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The trim, jet-powered Bluebird went on display today and the man who guided her to a new world speedboat record, Donald M. Campbell, quietly debated the future and possible further assults on the so-called "water barrier." Campbell and tlie 4.000-pound Bluebird skimmed across Lake Mead's Witters yesterday at a speed of 216.2 miles an hour, breaking the mark the 34-year-old son of the late Sir Malcolm Campbell set in England at 202.32 last July. Campbell said his immediate plans are indefinite aside from giving himself and his loyal crew from Britain a well deserved rest. The new time, he said, will be submitted tor formal approval ns Golf Winners Get Trophies AtBCC Tonight Trophies will be presented to flight winners of this year's Blytheville Country Club golf tournament at a buffet dinner at the club tonight at 7 p.m. The buffet is open to all members of the club, Pro Paul Farrlngton said. Tophies will be awarded to winners, runners-up and consolation winners of each of the three flights of the club championship tournament held last August. Bill Joe Denton will receive the club championship trophy. Also included on the program will be the showing of a golf training film, Farrington said. Mel Boor*, Sun Jose,State halfback, WM clue president M, Kitme- HJfh School In Honolulu. a world record in the unrestri ed class to the Union of International Motor Boating, governing body of the sport. Record Run Supervised The Campbell record, the average registered in two runs over a measured Kilometer distance timed at 239.5 and 1"3.0, was supervised by Kent Hitchcock, o/fl- cial of the American Power Boat Assn. and the UIMB. Much research remains to be done in rega rd not only to the Bluebird's record run but In the entire matter of jet propelled craft. Of the great danger involved In traveling at such a speed, Campbell observed: "Certainly the danger is there. We saw it in the case of John Cobb. You recognize this danger. Then you forget it. You must forget it, else one would never get anywhere." ,Cobb was killed in a jet boat In Scotland in 1952. The run was timed at about 206 miles nn hour. Surpass 200 M.IMI. Campbell is the lone person to surpass 200 miles an hour on water and live, and the Bluebird Is the only successfully engineered Jc. craft built thus far.. Campbell questions Uie use of the term "water barrier." "It is not a • accredited scientific term," he said, "but it Is my guess that it will do until I, or someone else, makes It as obsolete as aircraft engineers have made the term 'sound barrier/" Most of the Campbell supporters believe he is thinking in terms of 250 miles an hour'. They Also believe he will do U. This One for Dads and Bobby »**'*** •••»»»» Chicks Set Dual Purpose for Wildcat Tilt •• • ' •' * -*"'' f ''V t** -..** . -"i"^' V •** '•' * • *'• v "" . ••'•*-*.*> • $->£ f* £~ • • .. \:'^-..: •"• • Dennis Lundstedt . . . Reserve Center Wilson at Burdette Tonight Seeking To Cinch 3 B Crown The Wilson Bulldogs invade the stronghold of the Bur : dette Pirates at 8 p.m. tonight and they have one objective in mind — clinching the 3B Conference football title. Burdette, standing in third place in the conference, could be helped considerably in the season's finale by the return to action of Elbert Rigsby, 190-pound fullback. Rigsby. inactivated by back Injuries most of the year, may se limited action tonight. Coach John Curlee. said yesterday, "It depends on how he feels." The Pirates have not won a game since Rigsby dropped out of their lineup, A fine ball carrier, he is a sparkplug on the team. Except for Rigsby, the Bucs are in good shape Byrne Awarded Ms Plaudits For'SSComeback By JOE REICIILER NEW YORK (Ji — On June 15, 1951, the New York Yankees announced they had given up on left- hander Tommy Byrne, the wild man of the American League. They had kept him season after season since 1940 despite his erratic course and lack of control. Pin- ally they sent $25,000 along with Byrne to St. Louis for veteran Stubby Overmire. Four years later, Byrne, in his second hitch with the Yankees, hurled a five-hit 4-1 World Series triumph over Brooklyn. His World Series start was a reward for his brilliant 16-5 won-nnd-lost record during the regular season. For that, the 36-year-old alumnus of Wake Forest College who still makes that North Carol 1 a city his home, bagged 80 out of a possible 99 votes to easily gain the American League Comeback-of- the-Year honors for 1955. Joins Roy Campanella Byrne joins catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers, vho won the National League comeback honors, beating out his teammate Don Newcombe 57 votes to 35. Campy, who had slumped to .207 for the game. Wilson, gunning for its sixth vie- j tory of the year, will have the add- j ed Incentive to nail down the undisputed title. Busy Evening Coach Bob Courtway hopes to have his ace halfback James Sano. ready for action. Sano injured an ankle the Monday before the Osceola game two weeks ago and has! been hobbling since. j If Courtway can put Sano, James Cissell, Doyle Carpenter and Jack Sugg in the backfield at the same time and get another sterling line performance from end Billy Tran- num, the Bulldogs should be able to give Burdette a busy evening. The rest of the 3B Conference will see action tomorrow night. Osceola's Seminoles play Piggott in a non-conference game, but tonight they'll be pulling for a Burdette upset. The Seminoles have four wins and one tie and a Burdette win would give Wilson its first demerit in the lost column. In non-conference games Earle hosts Marked Tree. Earle, fresh from a 69-6 masacre of the Shawnee Indians, finished its league season with a 2-4 record. The Keiser Yellowjackets travel to Trumann for a non-conference game with the Wildcats. It will be the third meeting between Blytheville and the Wildcats of El Dorado but there will be much to remember about the game for the Chickasaws. , The Chicks will be playing for more than just the sake of victory when the Cats come to Blytheville tomorrow night — though to any spirited, well-coached team that is a lot in itself. They'll also be playing it for two very special parties—their dads and their former mate Bobby Bratton. The boys have made it "Bobby Bration Night" together with "Dads Night." The day's festivities will get started at, 7 o'clock in the morning with a breakfast at Rustic Inn for the boys and their dads. 75 Expected A parade will be held tomorrow Hiternoon and they the dads will join the Chicks on the sidelines for the expected tough battle with El Dorado. The Chickasaw Booster Club is handling arrangements for the day's activities. Herb Childs, chairman for the breakfast, said he expected to sell about 75 tickets for the event. The Chicks may go into the game without the services of starting tackle and defensive linebacker Home Ratliff. Ratliff was stricken with flu and missed practice yesterday. He may be ready to go by tomorrow night but it's still doubtful, Coach Russell Mosley said today- Bruce Smythe probably will replace Ratliff on offense and Charles Coalter on defense. Bobby Jayroe, reserve fullback, also has been out with flu and may miss the game. Otherwise, Mosley said, the squad is in good shape and high spirits for the game. Chicks "Ready" A stiff workout yesterday, hampered somewhat by the extreme cold, completed rugged contact work for the game. Another session today will be light work and dummy scrimmage. Mosley said he hoped the weather warms a little but pointed out "the cold will hurt them just as much as It does us. "I think we'll be ready for them," he said. The Wildcats will bring an extremely fast split-T attack to Haley Field and will provide the first opportunity for Blytheville fani to see the "I" formation here. They use the "I" only a small part of the time with the two halfbacks and fullback directly behind the quarterback. The formation is very similar to the T and Mosley said he will defend it about the same way. Only Rice Blocks Path TCU Expected to Be Cotton Bowl Host By RAYMOND HOLBROOK AssocUted Prest SUff There are now five remaining Southwest Conference games in the 1955 season — the Texas Christian-Rice battle at Fort Worth Saturday and four other tilts. It's the TCU-Rice game in which the Horned Frogs could pick the Southwest Conference's choice plum — the bid to be the host team in the Cotton Bowl. Should the Christians lose, the other remaining games would take ne ' importance. It would mean that Arkansas would still have a remote chance at the bowl bid. Right now, the Porkers' chances are so remote that Only mathematicians with slide rules are bothering to figure them out. The Hogs also are outside contenders for a Gator Bowl bid. But nobody, except the most avid Rice fan, is expecting TCU to lose Saturday. Jim Swink, the The Associated Press' national poll, and the other Horned Frogs are expected to sweep to the victory that will nail down second place in the Southwest Conference race and the bowl bid. Second Takes Prise Second place this year will be good enough for the bowl bid since the Aggies, who appear headed for the championship, are ineligible for a post-season game because of recruiting rule violations. While TCU tangles with Rice Saturday, Southern Methodist travels to Waco to take on Baylor. Rice, which has dropped five straight games and is the low man of the conference's 1955 totem pole, has no illusions about its chances against TCU Saturday. "The TCU team isn't the inspired kind of team," Rice scout Red Bale told the Owls Wednes- Now It's Official- LITTLS ROCK (AP) — When the Arkansas Razorbacks meet Louisiana State In a football game here Saturday it will be John Barnhill Day In all of Arkansas — officially, no less. Gov. Orval Faubus issued a proclamation yesterday declaring: Saturday to b« John Barnhill Day, In honor of the Arkansas athletic director. The Razorback players earlier dedicated the game to Bamhill, a former Tennessee lineman who came to Arkansas In 1946 as head football coach and athletic director. Barnhill stepped out as coach after the 1949 season and remained as athletic director. day. "They're cool, calm and deadly as the devil." Only end Marshall Crawford was on the injured list. As the Christians worked out Wednesday, Joe Williams stepped back into the starting left guard post and Vernon Hallbeck regained the No. 1 fullback berth. The Frogs worked out for an hour, mostly on offense, then wa tched a movie of their last year's game with Rice which the Owls won 6-0. Baylor Bears Ready At Waco Coach George Sauer said only one player — Fred Britton, No, 2 right tackle—will miss Saturday's game with SMU. The Bears Wedntsday held their last contact practice, working until dark on pass plays. Two Mustang starters — tackle Don (Tiny) Goss and fullback Hal O'Brien—are to miss the B_ylor game because of injuries. Pass defense was stressed in SMU's workout Wednesday. Freezing weather chased the Arkansas Fazorbacks indoors Wednesday. The Hogs, who have finished conference play, meet Louisiana State at Little Rock Saturday. At Baton Rouge, the Tigers spent the entire afternoon on pass defense drills. Halfback Don Stinson is recovering more rapidly than expected and probably will be able to play against Arkansas. in 1954 because of a crippled left hand, rebounded with a fourth- place .318 mark that included 32 home runs and 107 runs batted in. Byrne had no opposition whatsoever. The remaining 19 ballots among the voting members 01 the Baseball Writers Assn. were widely scattered. Comeback of Decade .Byrne's comeback at 36 is one of the most dramatic in a decade. He did not make the grade with the Browns and also failed with the White Sox and finally the Senators. After a mediocre record with Charleston of the American Assn., he caught on with Seattle of the Pacific Coast League in 1954, pulled himself together, revised his pitching pattern and won 20 games. Desperate for pitching help needed to overhaul the Cleveland Indians, Stengel recommended the purchase of Byrne late last year, So Crisp, So Clean-Cut To The Taste! Before you do your Holiday Buying, here's... WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHISKY OVER 50% OF AMERICA'S WHISKY IS PRODUCED IN KENTUCKY BECAUSE KENTUCKY WHISKY IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD AND OF ALL THESE FINE WHISKIES, EARLY TIMES IS THE ONE STRAIGHT WHISKY KENTUCKIANS OVERWHELMINGLY CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES. TASTE IS THE REASON. IT'S WHISKY OF SUPERB MELLOWNESS ... MADE FROM A TRADITION A CENTURY OLD. What it true all year round is more than ever true at holiday time—Early Time! is the first straight whisky of Kentucky. 54 '5 GIVE AND SERVE EARLY TIMES IOUMOK WHISKY • u Moor • imr TIMES oisrnutr concur • LOUISVILLE v (urmr

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