The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 5, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1964 Chicks to Play Messick Here \Jne ^.sn y j e Courier News Sports Editor Razorbacks' Secret of Success Lies Within Players Themselves Thousands of words have been written and many, many thousands more have been said of late about the University of Arkansas' sudden rise to football prominence. Sportswriters and fans alike from all sections of the country have been speculating why the Razorbacks, a team picked to win no more than three ball games and to finish dead last in the Southwest Conference, currently are riding the crest of a six game winning streak, leading the Southwest Conference and ranked fourth in all the nation. All sorts of reasons have been expressed. There are those who blame a carry-over of Bowden Wyatt's coaching magic that lifted Wyoming out of the football dumps and made it a mountain slate power. Others are saying that Wyatt's Tennessee single wing offense is a stranger in the madhouse Southwest, the league of the pass and the pltchout. And there are others, ranging from sheer, unadulterated luck to *• some sort of secret weapon. All of these are, In one sense or another, true, but in our way of thinking the real secret to the Hogs' success lies In the players themselves. Coach Russ Mosley of the Chicks, himself a fair country coach in anybody's league, pretty well summed up our way of thinking recently. When asked what he thought about the Raxorbacks' successes, Mosley replied simply "Wyatt hius a bunch of boys up there that want to piny football and want to win." That, In our opinion, is the whole thing In a nutshell. We do not want to take anything away from Coach Wyatt. his system pr hi* staff. Who are we to argue with success? But it must be remembered that all the coaching in the book can go for nil if the players do not have that desire that is so necessary for a team to become a winner, particularly In a conference the calibre of the South- The desire to play and the will to win are not learned from books. They are .sol f-acquired factors that are 'absolute muste if a team, kindergarten, high school or college, has plans of being anything better than an alfio-ran. . It just wasn't meant for us to win in this business of pigskin picking. Not even a ghost writer could perk up our sadly sagging batting average. But we never learn, so here we go again. . . BLYTHEVILLE OVER MKSSICK —Last week the Chicks picked up their old fire and came from behind to lick Clarksdnle. If they can hold it, they can go all the way. We think they can hold it, at least for this one. Blytheville 14. Messick 0. ARKANSAS OVER RICE—Things get more crucial for the Hogs each week. Bowden Wyatt already has one foot In the Cotton Bowl and this one could very easily put him In all the way. But the Eazorbacks should be used to tight deals by now, there's nothing but blue chips In their stack. Arkansas by a scared six. And now, the remainder of our weekly two dozen: Florida over Georgia; Colorado over Missouri; Princeton over Harvard; California over Washington;, Texas over Baylor; Miami over Auburn; Iowa over Purdue; Duke over Navy; Southern California over Stanford; Southern Methodist over Textus A&M; Osceola over Wilson; Tennessee over Georgia Tech; Penn State over Holy Cross; South CnroHn» over North Carolina; Kentucky over Vander- bllt; Michigan State over Washington State; Dartmouth over Columbia; Nebraska over Kansas; Alabama over Tulane; UCLA over Oregon; Michigan over Illinois; Ohio State over Pittsburgh. AAA Relaxes Penalty On Eligibility Rule HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Athletic Association is going to relax the penalty against high schools which unwittingly play ineligible athletes. A new rule adopted at yesterday's meeting of the AAA permits schools to use ineligible athletes who transfer from other schools if the athlete's transcript doesn't detail his previous athletic experience. An earlier rule called for forfeiture of all games in which an ineligible player took part. The rule change was proposed by District 3 and backed by Clarence Gels, principal of Jonesboro High School. Last year Jone,sboro forfeited eight games after it was discovered that a reserve lineman on its football team Was ineligible. At the time, Gets said the boy transferred to Jonesboro from Rus- sellvtlle, and his transcript didn't show he had played football previously. The 'AAA also voted to Inm-nsc the assessment for its members from 10 con Us to 15 cents for cueh pupil above the seventh untie. How Times Have Changed HARTFORD, Conn, l.fl — In the last If) years under coach Dnn Jcs- see. Trinity College football teams have won over 70 per cent ol their Raines. But such good football fortunes were not always the lot of little Trinity. It took the Bantams 10 years to win their first game. From 1877 to 1887 Trinity did not have a victory. Tribe in Final Home Showing Of 1954 Season The Chicks ring down the curtain on their 1954 home season tonight when they play host to the Messick Panthers of the Memphis Prep League at Haley Field. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Coach Russ Mosley'a Chicks will be after their seventh win of the season to go with, a single loss. But they needn't, expect No. 1 to come easily. Reports from Memphis are that the Panthers are a much Improved ball cluh after a slow start and are capable of causing any team plenty of trouble. But it Is doubtful if the Chicks need any cautioning along Ibis line. They are pretty familiar with Memphis Prep League teams, and know that the Memphis loop Is one of the fastest in these parts. Learned the Hard Way The Chicks learned it the hard way. They barely managed to edge by East High of the same league two weeks apo and at that time East was tied lor the league's cellar. Very little Is known about the Memphis team. But scouting information reveals that the Panthers boast a potent T offense that is built around speed. And Messick also boasts a well- sized forward wall that is anchored by n 240-pound tackle by the name of Fletcher. However, the Chicks should be ready fqr this one. in workouts this week they showed signs of returning to the early season form that seemed to end when the Tribe was soundly ben ten by Mobile, Ala., Oct. 15. Worked On Offense The Chicks spent most of the Week working on their offense. They rehearsed several new plays and sharpened some of the old ones, which means that they could planning an all-out attack against the Panthers. The Chicks will be hoping to use tonight's game as the springboard for their lily one next week i\t Newport. A victory here would give thorn added prestige and go a long ways toward getting them in shape mentally for their all-important game with Newport. Conch Mosloy Is expected to go along with the same offensive alignment he used agnlnst Clnrks- dale last week with Freddy Hodge and Chuck Lnngstc-n nt tho ends; John Pong and Allen Shanks at tackles Bo H;uffman and Jodie Hall at guards; .Jimmy Qec at center; Bobby Jones at blocking back; Freddie Akcrs and Danny Edgmon, halfbacks mid Kenneth Fisher or Charles Abbott at fullback. Injured Pirates Ploy Shawnee Indians Tonight BURDETTE — Bm'tU-Ue's Pirate*. stifTerlnp from injuries in a key spot, !.ake on Shuwnee's Indians tonight in a game to ho played at Joiner. The Pirntos wound up their heavy re-gamp work yesterday and Conch Harold Stockton listed both his regular ccntevs as tiouWful starters in tonight's tilt, Harry Shearin, the regular center, has been nursing Injuries a 11 woek and may not. sec action to- itfihl. And bis .substitute. Orville St unfold, is nursing a bruised Sunny enfoy the whiskey \at- smile! 5J85 $«05 $-155 '</j qt. W pi. li/ 2 pt. KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY He Hves In «. house ftet high on a cliff «bove > tp»rklino b«y. He'» Juet tried cheerful Old .Sunny Brook. You can tell by that , Sunny Brook »mil« — h« likes III qt $005 $ . 0 pi. $-|55 !/i|>t. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Paps, Jackson To Play Today Weather Forced Postponement of Game Last Night Blythcville Junior High School's game at Jackson, Tenn., .scheduled for last night, was postponed because of Inclement weather but the game was immediately re-set for tliis afternoon. Paps Coach Jhmnle Fisher said that Jackson officials notified him at noon yesterday that the game had been called off and asked that it be re-scheduled for 3 p. m. today. The Paps left by bus at 9 a. m. today for Jackson. They opened the season with a 20-13 victory over the Tennesseeans. Musial's Plan- 3 More Seasons MIAMI, Fla. WV-Stan Musial's plans right now call for three more seasons with Ihc St. Louis Cardinals. •"In one of those three years, I'd like to win another National League Batting championship," Muslal said today in an Interview with the Miami Dally News. "That would be my seventh. It would give me a lucky number to retire on." Musial. here on vacation with Mayor Ray Tucker of St. Louis, Sen. W. Stuart Symington of Missouri and Julius Biggie, Ills business partner, sold he isn't slowing down physically. He'll be 34 on Nov. 21. "I won't be going for many home runs next year," he confided. "I just want to meet the ball and let the- chips fly where they may. "If I can ftet one over the fence once in a while, okay, but. I'll be satisfied Just to get my shure of hits." Last season, Muslnl butted .330 nnd hit, 35 home runs. Hogs Set for Crucial Tilt with Rice Owls • By RAT STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The undefeated Arkansas Razorbacks, working for a spot in the Cotton Bowl, meet the f»- vored Rice Owls here tomorrow afternoon in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the football champion of the Southwest Conference. i^Li&/£,2-i3&*&f3M KICKING MAGIC — This is the kicking toe that has salvaged Hie last two ball games tor the Chicks. It belongs to Kenneth Fisher, Chick fullback. Fisher has kicked 12 consecutive points after touchdowns and his last two were the deciding factors in the Chicks' victories over East High ol Memphis and Clarksdale, Miss. (Courier News IMioto) Second baseman Bobby Aviln figured In the scoring of 164 runs for Cleveland. During Hie World Series he fuller! (o drive in n run nnd scored only once. shoulder. But in spile of their injuries, the Plrntes will tnke the field Ionn;ht favored over Coach Cnrl Tntssell's Indians. The game Is set for H p.m. Tigers to Observe Homecoming Tonight By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — The Caruthersville Tigers will play host to Cairo, Jll., tonight. The game will be Caruthersville's homecoming and the last time for this year's seniors to see action on the local field. The Tigers have been practicing this week under the direction of the assistant conch. Hurry Darr. Mend Coach John McGuire is not expected to return in time for tonight's game UK funeral services for his 5-month. 29-day old son. John Benjnmin McGuire, were held yesterday afternoon at Fayetteville, Ark. Don "Red" Cross is the Cairo coach. He was head coach at Ca- nUhevsville two years ago. Caruthersvilie will be going into tonight's grid contest with a K -3 all game record. Their conference record is tv:o wins against three los- IOTH U HOOF. KENTUCKY BLENDED WHISKEY CONTAINS 6 S % OIAI.N NEUHAV SMUT* .flit 016 SUNNY HOOK COMPANY. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY HANDSOME GRAINS WITH A LIGHT NEW FEEL 995 Feel their softness , . . test their lightness. Never before such handsome grains to give the comfort of .1 casual with all the style and rugged wearability for which grains • re preferred. See them here, «t Pedwin's light-on-the- billfold price. FAMILY SHOE STORE W. Moin^gPhone 2-2342^ BACK THE CHICKS AND PAPS sos. They'll be trying, for their third conference win tonight. Won Twice Before The Tigers have only played j Cairo twice — winning' both Limes. Last year Caruthersville ran over the Pilots 31-0. Homecoming: queen Linda Taylor will be crowned during the traditional ceremonies which will begin at 7:30 p.m. — just before the same starts. She will be escorted by Diok McGill. Senior attendant Carolyn Bookout will be escorted by Bill Grigory, McGill and Grigory will be to- ni»ht's co ; cnptams. Jerry McClanahan will escort If Arkansas, winner of six i straight, games this year, can whip \ Rice, the Razorbacks will need nothing more than a tie with Southern Methodist to clinch their first title since 194,6. Rice must win if it is to stay in the running for the championship, and the'Cotton Bowl bid that accompanies it. Despite their 4-2 record, which includes defeats by SMU and Wisconsin, the Owls are favored by three points among the men who make their living off the fat of the odds. No Novelty This is no novelty to Arkansas, which has been the underdog in four of its six previous games this year. Rice holds a 22-5-2 edge over Arkansas in the schools' 29-game series, and has whipped the Razorbacks .eight years in a row. The last Arkansas win was in 1946, when they downed the Owls 7-0 at Little Rock to share the conference championship with Rice. Only Arkansas and SMU are undefeated in conference play, and the Mustangs have 'been tied by Texas. SMU meets Texas A & M tomorrow, and the Mustangs must win that one to stay in the running for the title. A capacity crowd of 38,000 is assured for the Rice-Arkansas meeting at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. Clear skies and chilly 55-degree weather have been forecast for the game, which starts at 2 p.m. The game will match the offensive power pf Rice and the brilliant Dicky Moegle against an alert Arkansas defense which has allowed an average of only 7.8 points per game. Moegle, leader of the Southwest, in rushing and scoring, will be pitted against Arkansas' bruising 190-pound fullback, Henry Moore. Moore is second to the'Owls' All- America candidate in both rushing and scoring. Both teams also will have All- America candidates in the line. Anchor of the Arkansas line is Bud Brooks, a speedy 190-pound guard, while guard Kenny Paul leads the Owl line on both defense and offense. Coach Bowden Wyatt probably will start this line-up against Rice: Jerry McPadden and Ted Souter at ends; Eddie Bradford and Jim Roth at tackles; Brooks and Wayland Roberts at guards: Jerry Ford at center; Preston Carpenter at blocking back; Joe Thomason the junior attendant, Virginia Ann White. Sophomore attendant Linda Hopke will be escorted by Earl Hill while Sue Chris Mehrle, the freshman attendant, will be escorted by Bob Willis. HaHtime festivities will be supplied by the Caruthersville High School Band, which is directd by Henrj H. O'Donnell. at wlngback; George Walker at tailback; and Moore at fullback. Probable starters for Rice are: Lamolne Holland and Marshall Crawford at ends; Jay Revlere and Eddie Rayburn at tackles; Don Costa and Paul at guards: Don Wilson at center; John Nlsbet »t quarterback; Moegle at left halt- back; Morris Stone at right halfback; and Mac Taylor at fullback, State Conference Activity Light Big Seven Leaders Go Out of State; NLR Plays Pointers By TOM DYGARD Big Seven leaders go out m" the state this week end for their football and, except for District 4AA, the important games are Inter- conference. Little Rock, unbeaten to the Big Seven, goes to Paducah, Ky., tomorrow night to try to Improve merrily over Arkansas teams, have done no better than 2-2 In their competition with teams from Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee. El Dorado, whose only blemish is a 21-7 loss to Little Rock, tackles Natchez, Miss. The Wildcats are looking for their seventh victory of the season. North Little Rock, the other Big Seven team playing uut of the conference, has a tough assignment. The Wildcats take on the unbeaten Van Buren Pointers at North Little Rock. The Pointers have won eight straight this year and are leading District 1AA. Big factor In Van Buren's success to date has been the running and pass catching of Pete Collier, a fullback converted from end, and the passing ol Dewell Easham. North Little Rock has lost two games, both to top-drawer teams. The Blytheville Chicks, who are unbeaten in the state, and El Dorado .have taken the measure of North Little Rock. Conference games In the Big Seven will shake only the bottom half of the standings. Fort Smith, looking for its second conference victory, goes to Hot Springs to play the winless Trojans. Texarkana, three times loser in the. Big Seven, meets Pine Bluff, which has a 1-3 conference record. In District 4AA the Pairvlew Cardinals, four times whipped in the conference, served notice last night that they don't consider themselves finished. They polished off unbeaten Fordyce 2D-0. Going into the game the Redbugs had seven victories and one tie; Fairview iwo victories and five losses. SEAT COVER SALE! Dress Up Your Cor! Colorful Assortment In Brand New Plastic Seat Covers. Regular Values Up to $43.85! (Not including installation) NOW Your Choice of Any Set INSTALLED Satisfaction Guaranteed! Phillips Motor Co. Broadway & Chickasawba Ph. 3-4453

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