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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 Games Thursday End Chicks, Paps Season r™"' TT wriTOTjTfnT ; ;T~" r ," Moegle Extends Offensive Lead Rice Express Leads Henry Moore by 91 Yards in Southwest DAliAS Of i— Dicky Moflgle. the Rice express, has taken a commanding lead in ball-carrying but the other departments have races sc. close they may not be determined before all games have been played in Southwest Conference football. Dashing Dick roamed lor in yards against Arkansas last week to make his season total 025 yards on 93 carries and 91 yards to the good over second-place Henry Moore of Arkansas with his 534. Moore gained 85 yards against Rice. The tightest race is in passing •where Duane Null of Southern Methodist has the lead for accuracy but is just, three yards behind Billy Hooper of Baylor for distance. Walker Koorlh George Walker or Arkansas made the greatest progress last week by Hinging for 119 yards against Rice. He moved from seventh to fourth with 365 yards on 26 connections in 47 throws. Hooper got 57 yards against. Texts while Nutt made 75 against Tex- BI A&M. Now Hooper leads with 43 out of 79 for 635 yards and Null is second with 632 yards on 47 completions out of 19 throws. Mutt's percentage of completions is .SOS- tops tri the league. Hooper Second Hooper gained 74 yards rushing •gainst Texas to move inlo second place in total offense, replacing Nutt, who skidded to third. Elwood Kettler, Texas A&M quarterback, leads with 760 yards on 176 plays- Hooper is next with 725 on 123 • nd Nutt is third with 689 on 124. Ray Taylor of Texas Christian vas idle but maintained his lead in punting with an average of 41.7. Walker ii second with 41.4. Moegle tops the punt returner/; with an average of 15.fi yards on 12 runs. Henry Gremminger, Baylor end, is the pass-receivliiR leader with 13 catches for 255 yards. Southern Methodist stayed on top Jn team offense with 335 yards per game and also leads In defense, giving up 229.7. Tribe Plays Newport, Juniors W. Memphis Both the Chicks and the Paps will ring down the curtain on Iheir 1954 football seasons this week in games scheduled to be reeled off Thursday night. And both will end their seasons in road games. Thursday night the Chicks go to Newport for their big one with Newport's Greyhounds. And nt the same time Coitch Jimmy Fisher's Papooses will be closing their year at West Memphis. The Chick-Newport gflrne was originally scheduled for Friday night but was moved up to Thursday night on the request of Newport officials. This means that the Chicks have three rough days ahead of them. Instead of a usual easy practice session today, the Chicks faced the possibility of stepping right In to the rough work and Coaches Russ Mosley nnd Bill Stancil rushed to get- their charges ready. A "Must" Game While the Chicks are not eligible lor the district championship by their own decision, this game will mean move to them than any other one on their schedule. Coach Mosley has made no secret of the fact thnt he lias been point- Ing for the Greyhounds nil year and he should have little trouble .n getting the Chicks up for this one. Had the Chicks elected to compete for the district championship on the "paper" set up that Jones- bovo, Newport and Forrest City offered, this K Hm c would be (.he deciding factor. But Newport, by the Chicks' decision not to compete for the championship, already has the district trophy tucked awny. But all this means nothing to the Chicks. They're not loo Interested in trophies but will be put to give Newport everything they have. Greyhounds Tough And the Chicks will have their work eul- out for them. The Greyhounds this year have probably the best club they have hurt in years. Newport has lost but one game all year and that was an 1-13 upseL loss to Conwny last week. The Chicks are fresh fvom two .straight impressive wins .that suw them reiurn to the early sen son form that curried them to tour straight victories before they slipped into an offensive slump. They displayed plenty of hustle in soundly thumping Messick of Memphis 35-13 last Friday night and if they can keep that spirit and hustle, they will make things Interesting for Newport. Giants, Eagles in NFL Feature Two Top Eastern Teams Clash Sunday For Lead Showdown .. By OKLO ROBERTSON The Assoolntcd Tress Commissioner Beit Bel) couldn't have done a better job if he had waited until today to make up next Sunduy's National Football League schedule. The New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles are tied for the Eastern Division lend, each wtih 5-2 records. They meet Sunday at New York's Polo Grounds. The champion Detroit Lions lead the second-place San Francisco 40crs by a game In the won-lost column. They clash Sunday at Detroit with the Lions seeking to square accounts for the season. The champions' only setback was a 37-31 beattng by the 40crs at Frisco. They have won five. The 49ers are 4-2 with one tie, GInnts Iteat rittsburffh The two naturnls were set up when the Giants knocked the Pittsburgh Steclers out of at hree-way tie Cor the top spot in the Eastern section 30-6 and the Eagles downed the Chicago Cardinals 30-14. The Lions rode roughshod over the Baltimore Colts 27-3 Saturday night and the 4Dcrs dropped a 42-34 decision lo the Los Angeles Rams. At the same time the Cleveland Browns kept right at the leaders' liccls with a 62-3 romp over the Wn.shlngtoi' Redskins. The victory left the Browns, defending En stern chnmpioiiK, with a 4-2 mark. The Chicago Bears edged the Green Bay Packers 28-23 In the other game, Sports Roundup— Is Allie Reynolds Through? By GAYLK TALBOT NEW YORK (>P> — When Allie Reynolds slipped on a shower mat •nd gashed the index Jin^or of his throwing hand the other day, the I Yankees as likely as not lost Whatever chance they had of overhauling Cleveland In the next American League race. It is not definite IJiaL the Chief Is through. Last we saw they were talking about doing a plastic surgery job on the injured digit after U has healed, and there appeared to be some hope that the great competitor from Oklahoma would be able to report at St. Petersburg next spring. But from this distance it doesn't look good. Geltinfj Old Allie is 37 by the official record,; and there is reason to suspect that, he might be crowding 40. Par some reason never entirely clour, baseball players like to fudtVje on their ages. At any vwic. the bis fast- bailer was near ing the end of his career before the accident befell him. It figures that he would have groat difficulty overcoming even the slightest impairment of his efficiency. Financially Independent Another factor mitigating against b<> return is the fact that Allie will have no burning incentive to give it one more whirl. His investments in oil wells and such have, : from all accounts, made him fimin- t cially independent. If we know the j man who pitched two no : hitters in a single season and who has fierce pride in his skill, he will not be back unle-ss he is firmly convinced that he still can win. Some may feel that our opening j estimate o( the Chief's importance ! to the Yankees is a little strong. : We will stick by it. Casey Stengel ; needs the services of his veteran! stopped lor another year or two I while his mound staff i& In a penod ' of transition, until his young pitch- are ready to lake over the en- Ford, will Ure burden. They, the youngsters .such as Bob Grim and Wliltey be ready to beat Cleveland on their own next sen- SENIOR SENTINEL — One of the Chicks who will be wearing the Maroon and While for the last time Thursday night is Jerry Nail, a guard. Null, a senior, has been sharing starting assignments with sophomore Bo Huffman but has turned in some creditable performances. (Courier News I'hoto) 3 Missco Teams End Seasons This Week Three Mississippi County teams wind up their seasons this week as the county's football year grinds into its final stages. A total of six games involving Mississippi County teams arc on this week's slate with only one of the.se to be played on a county field. The lone game to be played within the county's boundaries will hp Burdcttc's lift with PnrtuKCvlllc, Mo. The gnmc Is scheduled for Friday night at Burdette. The county action Is slalcd to get underway Thursday night with flly- Uicville's two teams in action. The Chicks go to Newport Thursday night for an all-important tilt with Newport's Greyhounds. This game will ring down the curtain on the Chicks' season. And at (he same time. Biythe- ville's junior Papooses will end their-* .season in a game with West, Memphis at West, Memphis. Kelscr fo Close Keiscv's Yellow Jackets will close HARVEST SALE at BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRE SERVICE 3 Big Days!— November 11 , 12 & 13. Nothing to Buy! No Obligation! Just come in and register Thursday, Friday or Saturday—Nov. 11, 12 or 13. Tires will be given away at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. (Not necessary to be in attendance to win.) Osceola Booster Club to Meet OSCEOLA—Tile Osceola Booster.'. Club will have their monthly meeting tonight at the Elementary School with activities scheduled to commence at 7:30. President L. C. B. Young has obtained the 1954 Hose Bowl film ol ' the Michigan State-UCLA game and it will be the feature event for tonight's program. All members are urged to attend this meeting as it will be the last general meeting before the football wuon end*. plant for further meetingB alter foothill te»qpn will b« announced •t Ibat tlmi. All You Have to Do IS REGISTER! Features of the NEW U.S. ROYAL "8" I.lolpl/Vnew . 1UBELESS CONSTRUCTION 2. totally nc»- Solely AGAINST PUNCTURES. BLOWOUTS 3. totally new Si7onc« SQUEAL AND HUM ARE HUSHED X. lolally n&w Rids LESS BOUNCE AND JOUNCE 5. totally new Stepnnp EASIER HANDLING AND CONTROL 6,Malty dew St>!ing LONGER, LOWER LOOK 7. lolally new Milengg UP TO 250 EXTRA MIIES PER 1.000 8. (ololly newVoluc NO PREMIUM IN PRICE Special Prices and High Trade in Allowances on All Sizes and Types of U. S. Royal Tires! New 600x16 Tires no 95 I'Uis tux and Your Old Tire BURNETTS ROYAL TIRE SERVICE HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. uiu tiieir season Friday night.'Coach Charley Sims' Yellow Jackets will hit the road Friday, going to Barton for 1 a game. Osceola's Semlnolcs, pack on the winning trail after a miserable season, go to Lepanto Friday night for Cotton Bowl Officials In Tizzy Over Surprising SWC Season Osceola Gridder Contest Winner Richard Lucas Picks 20 of 24 Winners to Cop Courier's Prize Richard Lucas, offensive center and delensive end of the Osceola Seminoles, proved that his football talents extend past the gridiron last week when he walked off with top honors in the Courier News' Weekly football contest. Richard missed only four of the 24 games and two of the games he missed ended in ties. Another was Auburn's upset .over mighty Miami and the other was Michigan's 14-7 victory over Illinois. And to top it off, he missed picking the correct Blytheville score by a mere two points. His. prediction on the Blytheville-Messick score was 33-13. The correct score was 35-13. This week's contest appears In today's issue of the Courier News. Last week's scores: Blytheville 35, Messick 13 Arkansas 28, Rice 15 Georgia 14, Florida 13 Colorado 19, Missouri 19 (tie) California 27, Washington 6 Harvard 14, Princeton 9 Baylor 13, Texas 7 Auburn 14, Miami 13 Iowa 25, Purdue 14- Navy 40, Duke 7 Southern California 21, Stanford 7 SMU 6 .Texas A&M 3 Osceola 21, Wilson 0 Georgia Tech 28, Tennessee 7 Pen State 30, Holy Cross 7 North Carolina 21, South Carolina 19 Kentucky 19. Vanderbilt 7 Michigan State 54, Washington State 6 Nebraska 41, Kansas 20 Dartmouth 28, Columbia 0 Alabama 0, Tulane 0 (tie) TJCLA 41, Oregon 0 Michigan 14, Illinois 7 Ohio State 20, Pitt 0 a game with the Panthers and should have little trouble in getLing their third win of the season. And in the other game involving a Mississippi County team, Shawnee's Indians will journey to Harrisburg Friday night for a District 3B game. Who Will Oppose League Champs Is Major Problem By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) — The Southwest Conference football race may end two weeks earlier than usual and it has Cotlon Bowl folks in a tizzy. They're not used to this — in the past it was tougher to get the Cotton Bowl host team than the visitors. The conference champion automatically qualifies for the host spot. Saturday at Fayetteville Arkansas plays Southern Methodist and the Porkers need only a tie to win the title. Just two teams- are left in contention for the Cotton Bowl place — Arkansas and SMU. The latter would have to win two more games to make it, however, even If it beat Arkansas. Baylor still has a chance to tie for the championship but the Bears wouldn't get into the Cotton Bowl even if they did it. Baylor lost to Arkansas 21-20 When they met during the regular campaign. Under conference rules, when two teams tie for the title the one that defeated the other gets the host bid. Unless SMU wins the title, Arkansas Is bound to gain no less than a tie. Tech in speculations, but Alabama has lost two and tied two and has Georgia Tech, Miami and Auburn to play. West Virginia lost to oft- beaten Pittsburgh and hasn't played a very strong schedule. Georgia, Tech has lost three and still has Alabama and Georgia to play. Tiger Boosters Hold Meeting CARUTHERSVILLE—Bernie Lay, president of the Caruthersville Boosters Club, revealed Saturday the business brought forth at last Wednesday night's meeting of that organization. The club voted to send a wreath of flowers to Fayetteville, Ark., lor the funeral services of John Benja- If Arkansas wins Saturday the I mm McGuire. young son of football ' coach John McGuire. Mr. Lay was requested to contact Radio Station KCRV and make arrangements for the Boosters Club to tape record this season's 13 basketball games for broadcast the day following each game. Also mentioned was the homecoming game with Cairo, 111., and the fact that films of that game and other home games will be shown at the next meeting of the club. The next meeting will be a special meeting called for Tuesday, Nov. 16. All members are urged to attend that special meeting as important business will be discussed then. Cotton Bowl won't even have to collect preferential lists. The rule is that by Nov. 1 teams left in the conference race are polled for teams they would be willing to play in the Cotton Bowl. If SMU beats Arkansas, however. Arkansas and SMU will have to be polled next week. Now, with that situation understood, what about the visiting team? Bowl president Felix McKnight and bowl secretary Howard. Orubbs are faced with the most confused situation yet experienced. The bowl has been getting teams from the Southeastern Conference, but leaders in that league are Georgia, which lost to Texas A&M, last-place team in the Southwest Conference, and Mississippi, which was defeated by Arkansas 6-0. A rematch of Arkansas and Mississippi has been talked of but it's doubtful Arkansas would agree to play Mississippi again. Besides, Mississippi still has Houston and Mississippi State to play while Georgia still must meet Aubur nand Georgia Tech. Besides, Mississippi may be the prime target of the Sugar Bowl. Cotton Bowl officials include Alabama, West Virginia and Georgia Arkansas Deer Season Opens LITTLE ROCK (Si— Deer hunting season opens In Arkansas today with the promise of fair skies and cool weather. The first period of the split season closes Friday. The secorfd period Is ,Dec. 13-18.' The Game and Pish Commission says the Monroe-Roc Roe Refupt in Monroe County will be open to deer hunters for the first time since it became a state refuge 20 years ago. 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