The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1955
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1955 BLTTHEVILLI! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK 1'BlftlIEN Fast Improving Porkers Make Little Impression on Tigers FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks may well be one of the fastest-improving teams in the south—but you'll have to pardon the Tigers of Louisiana State if they don't seem overly impressed as they prepare for an interstate battle in the War Memorial Stadium at Little Rock this weekend. It's not that the scrappy Bengals are disrespectful of the showing made by Arkansas in the past three weeks—it's Just Hint Paul Dietzel's men have cut their teeth on mighty tough opposition warming up for their Arkansas - Tulane closers. Backing into the stadium with a 2-5-1 record, LSTJ hopes to approach the kickoff again unnoticed and flalten a lethargic Arkansas team. Their own 34-7 trouncing of Mississippi State last week plus the inspired play of the Porkers in the late stages of the current season, however, dispells that feeling. Faced Top Teams Louisiana State has not only faced some of the nation's finest split-T teams in preparation for this game; but they've met four opponents now ranked in the nation's top 12—Maryland, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and Mississippi. It's small wonder why they regard the Razorbacks as a real strong opportunity to fatten their own record. The Tigers con't wring a tear from the eyes of 10 Arkansas seniors who have watched them in three seasons of play. In 1963, LSU had a 3-3-3 record approaching the Porker battle with Arkansas given a strong chance to win. A deliberate safety by the Tigers and a crazy fumble by Lamar McHan (it rolled into the end zone and then out of bounds) ruined the Hog finale, 9-8. The Bengals caught the amazin? 1954 Razorbacks still wrapped up in the miseries of a Homecoming loss —arid promptly jolted them again, 7-6. Taking his cue from these scores. Jack Mitchell opens the practices every afternoon with the remark, "It'll just take an extra point U> ruin our efforts men." Vengeance Sought The Porkers are not only anxious to reverse the outcome of last year's game, they will have an opportunity to do just that against the same LSU hands who aealt out the misery in 'M. End Joe TumincUo is rated by the Arkansas scouting staff as highly as any end the Hogs have met all year —better defensively. Together with halfback Vince Gonzalez, they stopped everything Arkansas ran in the way of outside plays. Gonzalez joins fullback b. K. Ferguson and halfback Levi Johns as returning offensive threats. The Arkansas lineup is without change — with fullback Henry Moore's condition improving. It was co-captain Moore who first shouted, "Lets' win this one for Coach Barnhill," to start the now official "John Barnhill Day" in Arkansas. The Arkansas athletic director, grateful for the team .expression, conceeds that nothing would delight him more than another Bazorback win. • While the Tigers are not rated as a heavy team up front, Arkansas guard Bobby Gilliam must feel as though he was drawing undue opposition every week. The 185- pounder faced 266-pound Don Goss of SMU last Saturday, and now will play in front of 265-pound Earl Leggett this weekend. And, he's a family man with one child. Bowl Echoes There's no question but that the echoes of Bowl offers have been heard in the Arkansas camp as the season's final game nears. Currently the second best eligible team in the Southwest Conference Arkansas' improvement (with a 6-3-1 record possible), the attraction of record- smashing Moore and others, plus Mitchell's split-T (called in many quarters the league's most entertaining football) are factors. The two teams have had three common opponents — Texas A&M, Rice and. Ole Miss. Arkansas tied the Aggies, 1-T, beat Rice, 10.0; and lost to the Rebels, n-7. LSU has posted 0-28, 20-20 and 26-29 scores in that same order. Each school is headed up by a new coaching staffs with 31-year old coaches at the helm. AIRBORNE—Indiana fullback George Crowe hung onto the ball BS he went flying after being tripped by Michigan's Jim Maddock at Ann Arbor. Jim Bates of the Wolverines appeared to b* A'aitinE for Crowe's landing with pained anticipation. The Uclans, fifth-ranking team in the country and possibly the Pacific Coast Conference's representative in the Rose Bow), remain the favorite to win but most observers predict it will be, close and most liiely a grid donnybrook. The coaches, Henry R. (Red) Sanders of UCLA and Jess Hill of the Trojans, named their probable starting lineups today and neither occasioned any surprise. Tint Down' Brown Starts Sanders' single wing backfield lists Sam (First Down) Brown at left half, Jim Decker at right half, Bob Bergdahl at the quarterback- blocking position, and bopping Bob Davenport at fullback. The Trojans' multi-offense includes speedy Jon Arnett at left half, Jim Contratto at quarterback, Don Hickman at right half and Gordon DuVall at fullback. Speedy Backs Each team packs speed in its backs, notably "..e shifty Arnett for USC and Brown and Decker for the Bruins, and each carries a wallop in the fullback department, including such reserves as Shoats Finish Year Of Good and Bad Games Against JC FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' unpredictable 1955 Shoats wind up an unusual season tomorrow night in a game with the strong Trojans of Little Rock Junior College. The game is set for 8 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. Intermitently strong and weak on offense as well as on the defense, the Shoats have compiled a not-too -impressive 1-2-1 record in games with Texas Christian, Southern Me- ihodist, Tulsa and Oklahoma A & M. Twice the Porker frosh have been held scoreless, and two times their offense has produced two or more touchdowns. Scott attributes his team's in-and -out showing lo "over-imxiousncss and a still-not-too thorough knowledge of the Mitchell spUt-T. Most of our boys played the tight-T or an entirely different kind of split-T in high school and are making slow progress in mastering this game,' he concluded. The game against Junior College always produces the best in each team—with the advantage in Little Rock's favor during the past few years. Nearly always an early season contest .the Shoats hope improve on the 14-6 loss of last Bobo Olsons Wife Files Suit For Divorce HILLSBOBOUGH. Calif. (/P) — Mrs. Carl (Bobo) Olson, wife of the world middleweight boxing champion, says she will file suit for divorce today on grounds of extreme cruelty. "This thing. has been building UP »nd Sunday he walked out without a word," Mrs. Helen Olson told newsmen. Bobo was unavailable for comment. Mrs. Olson's attorney, Warren Sapiro, said Mrs. Olson, 36, would seek custody of the four children, 12,006 a month and "her fair share" of what Sapiro estimated at more than $200,000 in community property. There has been no indication of marital troubles. The Olsons were married in Honolulu In 1M6. Their children— three boys and a glrl^-range In age from 2 to*. year with a full season's play behind them. Trojans Start Fast The Trojans started the '55 season in great fashion—winning over Perkinston (Miss) JC and Ouachita, plus a tie with Arkansas Tech. They have since defeated Arkansas A&M and Texurkana Junior College and lost, to Southern State and Tyler (Texas! JC for a 4-2-1 record. Scott said "it'll take far more than we've shown this year to win." He listed his starting lineup for the final game as end Walter Dumond, DeWitt, and Billy Luplow, Parkn; tackles John Butler, Dallas, Texas, and Allen Shanks, Bhthevlle; guards Jimmy Van Dover, North Little Rock, and Ed Daniels, Earle; center Johnny Lineberger, Texarkana, Tyler, Texas; quarterback Mike Cooney, Texas, Texas (Subiaco); halfbacks Don Rltschel, Tulsa, Olda.. and Dale Boutwell, Cotton Plant; and fullback Lloyd Woodman, Newport Woodman scored both Arkansas TD's in the 14-13 loss to Tulsa last week. Devils, Dogs Pace Big 8, Little 6 SeMo Grid Loops CARUTHEHSVrLLE—The Sikeston Bulldogs and the Chaffee Red Devils led Southeast Missouri football conference standings. BIG EIGHT W L T PF 0 0 167 0 0 152 .330 183 .330 111 .330 79 .240 68 1 5 0 47 Jackson 060 38 LITTLE SIX W L T tt Chnffee 4 0 1 Poitagevlllc 3 0 I Slkeston 6 Charleston . . Cairo Caruthersvllle Poplar Bluff . Kennctt . Cape Girardeau Jim Kicca, Detroit Lion* tackle, I Hnytl 3 1 0 h»« his own dally radio sports] Maiden J -i « broadcast In the Washington, D.; Dexter 1 3 » 0. area during the off-season. llait Prairie 0 » 0 130 40 135 43 80 26 46 lltt 33 tl II 143 UCLA After the Roses In TV Battle with USC LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA and Southern California football teams, those crosstown rivals who bring their bitter local feud into full view of a national television audience Saturday, wind up the serious phase of practice today, C. B. Roberts for the Trojans and Doug Peters for UCLA. The parallel continues in the aerial game. Neither may be expected to burn up the airlanes. UCLA was seriously hurt when its star thrower Ronnie Knox broke an ankle bone last week. The Tro j~ns never had a Knox to lose. Wilson Gal Gets Into Football Act In Mississippi BLUE MOUNTAIN, MiBS.—Mis- sissippi County, Arkansas, producer of many top notch high school and college football players, is not without representation on the touch football team of Blue Mountain College, an all-girl school here. Carolyn Lynch, Wilson, plays left guard on one of the teams which will play in the Beauty Bowl game here Thanksgiving Day. Football was discontinued at Blue Mountain two years ago but "the girls insisted on playing football again," said Roma Lupo, president of the school's Athletic Association. The "Blocking Beauties" and the "Dashing Dainties" are hard at work preparing for their Turkey Day intramural clash. Miss oJhnnie Armstrong, physical education instructor at Blue Mountain Is coaching the two squads. Spieser's Stature On Rise After Win CHICAGO (fP) — Chuck Spieser's confidence, as well as his ranking as a light heavyweight contender, got a boost last night when he made quick work of veteran Paddy Young, The muscular former NCAA champion from Michigan State floored the experienced Young with a left hook in the first round and felled him three timos in she second before Referee Frank Gilmer stopped the slaughter at 2:45. Spieser has a record of 17 victories in 20 fights as a pro. He out- weigher Young, a veteran of 64 fights, 171 pounds to 168. Kewk Deserves Raise, But No $30,000-Bavasi BROOKLYN tf) — Right-hander Don Ne^combe and Vice President Buzzy Bavasi of the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers agree th« big 20-game winner merits a bigger salary — "But not," says Bavasi, "the $30,000 Newtc wants." Newcombe and Bavasi sat down and talked at Ebbets Field yesterday, but both denied the conversation con jerned Newcombe's 1956 contract. It was about the weather and many things, including a personal business venture Newk's considering, but paychecks? "Who, us?" First of all, Bavasi said, Johnny Podres was presert (to talk over his draft status) and "you just don't discuss contracts with two players at once." Secondly, said Buzzy, "what is there to discuss? When the time comes, we will mail him a contract. He did a fine job last year and deserves a raise. I'm sure he'll be happy." Newk wasn't so sure. "It's true we didn't get around to talking contract," he said. 'i\Ve kidded a lot. We always do. But there's one thing I'm not kidding about —and that's the $30,000. I think I'm worth it." Nothing concrete resulted from Bavasi's talk with Podres. Newcombe worked for 2. reported $17,500 last season, after taking r, $2,500 cut on his 9-8 record in '54. Michigan, Irish, Terps, UCLA, Spartans Get Nod By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP) — The next-to-last glance at the crystal ball for the wlnneri of th» weekly college football games. Last week's figures: 37 correct, 13 wrong, .740. For the season: 312 correct, 110 wrong, .739. This week's expected winners: Michigan over Ohio State: Not much to chose between these two Big Ten powers but the game will Be played on Michigan's field and the Wolverines know that if they win they go to the Rose Bowl. Notre Dame over Iowa: Iowa Das 14 good players, Notre Dame aas threetimei that many. But it could be close. Maryland over George Washington: Only the Florida team of early season has made George Washington look badly on the field. The Colonials' defense is rugged but Maryland has enough to pierce it. Michigan State over Marquette: In a breeze. Bruins Over Trojans UCLA over Southern California: If the s< ^n doesn't end soon, UCLA may run out of able-bodied backs. Even if Ronnie Knox and Bob Davenport are shelved, the Uclans want to go on to the Eose Bowl with a victory over their arch-rivals. Texas Christian over Eice: Jim Swink of TCU gets the same reverence in Texas as a 10,000 barrel oil well. Auburn over Clemson: How can a team with Fob James and Joe Childress ever lose? West Virginia over Syracuse: The angry Mountaineers, dumped irst week by Pittsburgh, take it out on Syracuse. But the New Yorkers are rugged and could win. Yale over Harvard: That Yale line, with powerful Phil Tara- sovic as the bossma \ to decide. Upset Maybe Tennessee over Kentucky: A spot for an upset. EAST: Pittsburgh over Pennj State, Columbia over Rutgers, Boston University over Temple, Holy Cross over Connecticut, Delaware over Bucknell, Lehigh oven Lafayette. Princeton over Dartmouth. SOUTH: Duke over Wake Forest, Florida State over The Citadel, Furman over Davidson, Miami over Alabama (Friday night), North Carolina State over William & Mary, North Carolina over Virginia, Vanderbilt over Florida. MIDWEST: Colorado over low* State, Purdue over Indiana, Missouri over Kansas, Wisconsin ov*r Minnesota, BlinoU over Nortb» western, Kansas State ov*r Oklahoma A&M, Detroit over Tulsa. Razorbicki Faron* SOUTHWEST: Arkansas ovir Louisiana State, Baylor over Southern Methodist, Houston ov*r Villanova, Texas Tech over Colleg* of Pacific, Oklahoma over Nebraska. FAR WEST: Arizona over Hew Mexico, Colorado A&M over Brigham Young, Idaho over Montana, Oregon State over Oregon, Stanford over California, Washington over Washington State. Now in its 67th season of collegiate football competition, Notre Dame boasts 18 undefeated season! and 10 undefeated, united years. 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