The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 21, 1953
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1953 BLVflTEVTLLE (ARTO COtmrRp PACK NTNB Sub Rule Won't Aid Confused Coaches By HUGH FULLERTON', JU. NEW YORK (AP) — If you see a football player gallop off the field in a game next fall and promptly pull a different colored jersey over his head, or if he goes over and sits morosely on a bench apart from his teammates, don't get excited. He's merely trying to avoid breaking the new limited substitution rule. When the football rules commit e went back to limited substitjj (ions last January, it created a tf uation loaded with possibilities o confusion. The rule states that a player, once removed from game, can't re-enter during th Porker Golfers Win Once More But Margin Over Aggies Narrow; Barber Victorious FAYETTEVILLE (ft— University rf Arkansas golfers won another victory yesterday, but the margin v ~as so narrow that their percent- r-re declined and they dropped f -om second to third in the Southwest Conference standings. The Porkers clubbed out a 3V 2 ti 2y 2 decision over Texas A&M Miller Barber and Tom Raney paved the way, each shooting a cne-under-par 69 on the Fayetteville Country Club course. Barber Vsat John Barrett of A&M, 5 and 3. Raney downed Homer Callaway, 1 up. Gee Loses Malcolm Douglass. A&M. defeated Jim Billingsley, 3 and 1. Bob Briggs, A&M, defeated E. B. Gee Jr.. 2 and 1. Barber and Billingsley defeated Barrett and Douglass, 3 and 1. Raney and Gee broke even with Cnllaway and Briggs. In Texas yesterday. Conference leading Southern Methodist whipped Rice, 4>/ 2 to l'/2. The Mustangs meet Rice again today, Arkansas will take on Baylor at Waco Thursday and Texas at Austin Friday. The standings: Southern Methodist Texas Arkansas Texas A&M Texas Christian Baylor Rice W L 16'/ 2 7 12 Pet .688 6 .667 6'/2 .639 12 1/2 .479 13 .458 14 .417 18', 2 .229 quarter, except in the last four minutes of the second and fourth periods. It further states that "coaches shall be responsible for the legality of the return of players in any period." There's no requirement, as there was in the oltl days when substitutions were strictly limited, that an incoming player must report to an official. Considering how often, during the platoon days, a harassed coach or an excited team wound up with ten men—or twelve—on the field instead of the regulation eleven, it's easy to see how they could get mixed up trying to sort the ineligibles from the eligibles. Nobody yet has explained what happens if a player, illegally substituted, scores a touchdown or two before the mistake is detected. So the same coaches who casionally failed to count the pla ers in their platoons are busy fi uring out colorful ways and mea of keeping track of individual s\> stitutes. Colorful is the right word, to Ray Eliot of Illinois has the id of having a separate bench, pain ed bright red, to receive the eligibles as they leave the gam Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd plar to have the "dead" men don sli over jerseys of a different coli and wear them until they becoir "live" again at the end of th quarter. Says Eliot: "I think there w be horrible mix-ups if replace players mixed with the rest of th squad." .. Under his system, the coach an the public can see who can enti and who can't. A number of other coaches pla to use some sort of a dual benc system of distinguishing betwee the available, players and the r .m touchables. G^Uers figure the \ ers themselves should know wheth er they'r^ eligible or not and : ew plan to assign an assistan coach or a student manager t keep track. Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma an others figure it will be enough t .nstruct their players carefully an pass the responsibility along ,hem. If the coach tries to send i in ineligible, the player is sup josed to tell him. DressenMustWhip First Division in 53 By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Last year the Brooklyn Dodgers won only eight of their 22 games against the New York Giants, and yet they were able to distance the Polo Grounders by a comfortable margin because they slaughtered the tail-end Pirates, Braves and Reds, 54 to 11. LITTLE LEAGUE Player Registration I, the undersigned, do hereby apply for registration as a player In the LITTLE LEAGUE. I certify that I will not have reached my 13th birthday on May 1, 1953 and a^ree to abide by all the rules of the league as set forth by the Coaching Committee and the Board of Commissioners. Name Age Address Phone School - - Date of Birth • Mail or Take to Blytheville Y For that original Bourbon taste...enjoy the one and only JAMES E.PEPPER the original Kentucky Bourbon Now.., also availnlilc years old Bottled-in-Bond Rorn tvilh tnc Republic 1'irM Bourbon in kfnlu (17HQ). More years limn tiny Kentucky Rnnrlion . rnore friends et Fry year Ken/lick) Slrillgln f -'-ii tt'lii J,,-i », proof GtON. <(NtuC« ^ P'"' 1-55 Charlie Dressen. the manager of the defending league champions does not believe It. possible for his athletes to again run up such staggering margin over the second division patsies. For one thing, the law of averages is against it, anc for another the Dodger pilot is convinced that there is more sound strength in the National League's lower bracket than there was year ago. Gunning for Leo So. Charlie reasons that it behooves him to take a much firmei stand against the Giante this time and that has been uppermost in his mind from the first day he began putitng his squad together down in Florida. Every move he has made was aimed primarily at gaining tit least parity with his old pal Leo Durocher. For example, he realized he had to do something drastic about Sal Maglie. The Giant • right-hander slapped his lads down six out of eight last season .which might well have proved fatal if other clubs in the league had not curled up and died before the Flatbushers. "It'll be different this time," Charlie promises. "If i feel like it I can toss in six left-hand batters against that guy, something I couldn't do last year. In addition to Duke Snider I will be able to stack my lineup with Junior Gilliam, George Shuba, Don Thompson, Rube walker and Wayne Belardi. "On the other hand, there isn't much Leo can do to help his lineup when I throw my lefty, Preacher Roe, at him. He hasn't any right- hand hitter he can put In right field to'replace Don Mueller or at first base in place of Whitey Lockman. Over the long run this could make the difference. I don't think they'll get fat on us this time." Dressen feels that Russ Meyer, whom the Dodgers obtained in the winter's most mysterious player deal, may give him some important help in standing off the club he obviously thinks is the one he has to beat. We well recall that the Giants viewed the deal with vast distaste. History Repeats For Cards' Bilko ST. LODIS fP) — A. year didn't make much differance 4.0 Steve Bilko. the Cardinals' hefty first baseman. Bilko hit his first home run of ;hc season last night in the fifth nnin? against the Milwaukee Braves. In 1952, Steve also connected for his first four-bagger on April 20th, Oddly, it also came in the fifth inning. ' Bucceroni Pops Into Title Picture HeandLaStarza Listed as Top Contenders WASHINGTON ( A P ) — Roland La Starza and Don Bucceroni jumped into the heavyweight title picture today on the strength of the National Boxing Association's spring ratings. La Starza, a slick boxer who lost much-disputed split decision to Champion Rocky Marciano three years ago, hopped into the No. 3 challenger spot on the basis of his victory over Rex Layne during the winter. Bucceroni Ready Bucceroni, a slugger from Philadelphia, climbed from nowhere into the No. 4 challenger position, and he claims he's ready to take on all comers. Former Champions Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles rated one-two behind Marciano. Walcott gets a shot at the title May 15. Col. Harvey Miller. NBA secretary, said "the natural assumption" that Charles will take on La Starza, with the winner getting the next crack at the title. Tiiere were ho major surprises in ,he NBA's spring ratings, announced yesterday. Four men were umped in the top middleweight Bracket, where a champion still is ;o be crowned to replace the re- .ired Sugar Ray Bobinson. Randy Turpin of England, who -ook the title from Robinson once only to lose it again, is listed at the top, followed in order by Bobo Olson of Hawaii, Charles Humez of France and Paddy Young of New York. Misseo Coach luxora Coach Charley Johnson- Bird Dogs Run a Close Second ny BILL BRA'UI Courier News Correspondent Some people might think leading a dog's life would mean you are at the rope's end, but having talked with Charley Johnston, Luxora High School's athletic mentor, and after having him show us his collection of pointers (bird dofj.s to those who know the subject as we did prior to our interview with Charley) that .sort, of dog's life is not in the least bit bad. In fact, they get their share of that rare stuff called moat. Since this is in the dead part of Sammy Oasanato of the Syracuse Warriors was the first American Hockey League defenseman to score three goals in one game this season. the school year with athletic coaches, except for track and field events, Coach Johnson kept plugging 1: favorite hobby — dogs — sane wiched between our talk on h football, basketball and trac squads this year. But, let's clo: the doghouse ttoor for tije ttnie to ing and give you athletic fans i this area a dog's eye view i Charles E. Johnson. Boxing Champ in Army The youthful coach first saw dai light in Jonesboro, Arkansas, an remained there throughout his nig school career, graduating In th spring of 1940. While attending Jonesboro Hig School Charley participated in three of the school's major sport and was a member of the icai which won the state baskctba championship in 1940. He related t us this was his biggest thrill in h. participation in athletics. Prom high school Johnson joine 20Gth Coast Artillery via the Na tional Guard and spent some tot and one-half years in the service. T\vo and one-half years of thi time was spent in Dutch Harbo: Alaska and he was on the receivin end of some of the Japanese bomb ings. While stationed at Dutch Har bor he won the Golden Glove Lightheavy Championship in th tournament held .In the Alaska] city. In August of 1945, Johnson wa discharged and immediately entere college at Arkansas State where h graduated with a B. S. Degree in 1948. During this interval Johnsor played football on ASC's first post war football team, and in 1946 h got married. First Win After receiving his college sheep skin Johnson entered the coachlni profession and in 1948, 1949 am 1950 he coached at Sloan HeiidriJ Academy at Imboden. Another big thrill in his athleti career ae a coach and player oc curred at Sloan Hendrix. In 1948 after many barren years, Johnson' football team won the first gam for Sloan Hendrix in eight years. TV Service-Center NEIL ROSS Trained Technician for radio and television repair, industrial electronics, and basic radio engineering-. For Service Dial 3816 The new American car with the long, low, European look! „(,*%. _ t ^ -**«*. *& --^ ^ "/, m^&^^ii^. lliuli*ti-d: 6tudeb»kor Comm«ftder V-S w gbt coup* for fivt. Whito »ideir»ll» tad nhrooM wheel di»e» optlcnd *t iit« «»lj Only Studebaker has this NEW styling You saw Studebaker's first postwar car copied everywhere! Now Studebaker again steps years ahead in smart design! The fortunate owners of new 1953 Studebakers are certain to be the most envied motorists in all the world this year. Be one of the first to enjoy the distinction of driving America's smartest car. Order a new Studebaker sedan, coupe or hard-top right away. They're all down to earth in price-dramatically styled new Champions and new Commander V-8s. Alt models offer Sliidcbakcr Automatic Drive or Overdrive — and glare-rcdutinU tinted glass — at extra cost CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY ailrood & Ash Streets W. 0. "Bill" Chamblin, Owner Phone 6888 From Sloan Hendrix, Johnson took an assistant coach position at Joncsboro High School, and in August of 1952 took over the head coaching position at Luxora. An abbreviated fiuminary of his record at Luxora is as follows: Football, 7 wins against two defeats; Girls Basketball, 21 wins and five losses, plus a number three position in the County; Boys Basketball, 17 wins and dropped 10. The boys basketball team placed second in the County, losing to the powerful Dyess team In the County finals. To the average onlooker this record may not seem outstanding, but Let's take it apart and see what ticks. In the five previous years before Johnson took over the coaching reins at Luxora the football team won one game and tied one The boys basketball team had to face some pretty tough customers when they tangled with Wilson and Shawnee in the County Tournament before they ever got the opportunity to play Dyess in the finals. This year .marks the first time in many moons that Luxora has fielded a track squad and Thursday Johnson will enter his thlnclnds in the District Track Meet to be held at Jonesboro. Many of his speedsters are busy with senior activities but Coach Johnson has selected several from lower grades and intends to let the Luxora cotors make their mark at the District Meet. The bulk of his squad Is from the junior class and he expects such boys as Herman White, David Towles, Buddy Denton, Howard Clark, Billy Thweatt and Yvonne Perkins to pick up some of the ribbons which will be passed out. Organized Boxing: Team This year also marked the first time Luxora was represented in any sort of boxing activity as a team. Johnson entered -several boys in the Osceola AAU Invitational Tournament and one of his boys made it all the way to the state Champion ship finals only to lose a close decision at the Hot Springs bouts. One can readily see Johnson i tends to produce some outstanding athletic teams at Luxora. He might be taking a backseat now in some of the new activities but time will bring forth results and we predict outstanding results. Right now, Charley is trying to figure out some way in which he can start junior high football next year, and he figures if he cap get any sort of assistance he will install a junior high football program come September. As to the prospects for next year, Coach Johnson felt his basketball team would be a county contender although he lost three first stringers. Football prospects remain to be seen. The football eleven was almost picked clean when graduation took seven first stringers, but don't think ol' "Bird Dog" Johnson will ever be a pushover. That guy has the patience of Job. and by jove! he will find something to give the opponents next fall a run for their money. Attends National Trials Now back to bird dogs . . and Johnson's number one hobby. All our life we have heard about the U. S. Open Field'Trlals at Her- Charlcy Johnson nando. Miss., and as close as the Mississippi town Is to us, we have never thought too much about attending one of these annual events. Perhaps in the near future we might take the time and see what makes bird dog owners like bird dogs so much. Johnson Informed us he attends the nationwide trials every year, and hopes soon to enter one of his pride and joys. Right now the apple of his eye is a pointer which is a descendent ol Air Pilot Sam and the son of Lone Survivor . . . Well, It didn't mean, much to us either until Charley brought out the registration o£ his family and that dog tree was filled with champions. And from what we gathered In our dog-gone conversation, that is what counts in the dog business. No, leading a dog's life Isn't all that bad, especially when you have an owner like Charley Johnson . Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Brooklyn — Tvizo Kid Portuguez, 163K, Costa Rico, outpointed Garth Panter, 102',', Salt Lake City, 10. Trenton N. J. — Ike Williams, 151, Trenton, outpointed Billy Andy, 152, Providence, R. I., 10. Dallas — Jacky Blair, 132. Dallas, outpointed Al Juergens, 134Vi, San Antonio, 12. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! SAVE v < Hurry* Great (or itair treadt and other haid lo-elcan placet. This Sensational Offer is good for a limited time ONLY! Don't wait! Stocks are limited and this offer may never be repealed! 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