The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1954 · Page 11
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Hogs' Walker Proved Worth in Rice Victory Risen Soph Paced Porkers to 8th Win By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas' victory Saturday over the Rice Owls marked the arrival of sophomore tailback George Walker as a dangerous cog in the Razorback offense GEORGE WALKER SMU Faces Four Tough Weekends Arkansas, Baylor, TCU, Irish Lie Ahead for Mustangs DALLAS (ffl — Southern Methodist can compile one of the best football records in the nation by beating—on consecutive weekends —Arkansas Baylor, Texas Christian and Notre Dame. tt makes Coach Woody Woodard wince to think about it. In fact, he said he refused to think about it. '.'We're thinking only of Arkansas," he declared. "If I included those other teams I'd pick up my bats and go home." • He wonders if any team ever faced a tougher vow in the final •four weeks of a campaign. Wasn't Hated Highly SMU, which wasn't rated very highly before the season started, can gain a strong leg on the Southwest Conference championship Saturday if it downs Arkansas. Then, SMU would be leading the race by a half-game and could win the title by winning over Baylor and TCU. "My boys will be ready to play a football game Saturday." he said grimly. "They'll have to be too, because 'Arkansas has a great team. I thought at first part of Its success , came from being fortunate In some things but I know now it's oij\y because it has a real football team." Red McClain, the SMU scout who saw Arkansas roll to its seventh straight victory in beating Rice 26-15 last week, brought back word that Arkansas had everything. "Arkansas had 26 or 30 boys well drilled, in great condition and capable of beating anybody," he said. But Woodard says "we'll have to be beaten on the football field before we'll concede it." The SMU coach is the man who predicted publicly last year, before his team played Rice, the oonference favorite, that he would win. SMU did win, 12-7. He's making no such predictions on this one but he does say his team will give Arkansas a fight. The talented youngster from Risen, ably abetted by Henry Moore, kicked the props from under the lavored Rice team with the most •parkUng individual performance of any Porker this year. Walker, who is unusually poised for a sophomore, personally accounted for 19 of Arkansas' points In the 28-15 conquest. He carried the ball 10 times from scrimmage for 53 yards; returned two kickoffs for 64 yards; one punt for 73 yards, and a touchdown; completed 9 of 13 passes for 119 yards; punted six times for 43,3 yard average; and played 52 minutes. In turning in this impressive performance, Walker set aside any doubt that he merits the starting job at tailback. All year, Walker 'has played steady, competent single-Wing football. His understudy afc the job, Buddy Benson, has at times outshone Walker. Great Open Field Runner Benson, who isn't the all-around football player that Walker is, hgs the knack of doing something spectacular, A'great open field runner, he has that unexplainabje thing called "color" which Walker lacks to a great degree. Benson didn't get a chance to show his wares against Rice. The game was too tight for Coach Bowden Wyatt to gamble, and Walker and his other mates on the first unit were forced to play most of the contest. The Arkansas victory — seventh of the year against no losses or ties — was a must triumph for the Razorbacks. It left them in a com. manding position In the race for the Southwest Conference championship and the Cotton Bowl berth which accompanies the title. Arkansas now needs only a tie when it meets Southern Methodist at Fayetteville next week to win Us first solo championship since 1936. In 1946, Arkansas shared the title with Rice. SMU is the only other learn which hasn't lost a conference game, but the Mustangs have been tied by Texas. Not One-Man Show While Walker's brilliant performance caught the fancy of the 38,000 fans who filled War Memorial Stadium, the Porker triumph was far from a one-man show. Coach Bowden Wyatt pointed out that it was another "tremendous team effort by 25 or so youngsters who just don't know when to quit." Rice Coach Jess Neely echoed Wyatt's analysis. The game had been billed as .a duel between Rice's Dicky Moegle and Arkansas' Moore, who stand 1-2 respectively in the Southwest in rushing and scoring. Neither of this pair was disappointing in the least. Moore racked up 85 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown despite the fact that Rice had pegged its defense to stop the "bruising fullback's plunging. On several occasions, it looked like Moore could have gone all the way if he hadn't been forced to drag a couple of Owls through the line of scrimmage. Moore made all his yardage the hard way—he never got completely clear of the Rice defense. Lou Brissie is Named by ABC CHICAGO Hfi —, The executive committee of the American Baseball Congress closed a three-day meeting yesterday by naming Lou Brissie, former American League I pitcher, and N. C. Haley of Aberdeen, S. D., to the advisory committee of the ABC. The executive committee also approved recommendations of the National Committee for Amateur Baseball that players under 19 be prohibited from participation in two amateur baseball programs at the same time. The date for determining a player's age was fixed at Sept. 1. HESTER'S BEST GRADE 10 oo PerTON L (Plus Tax on '.'. Tons or More) S. Highway 61 Phone POplar 3-3186 Bud Brooks turned in his usua outstanding performance in the line and ends Ted Souter and < Billy Lyons were defensive stalwarts. A comparatively unknown re serve, Benny Berry, got into his first game of the year, and inter cepted a pass to set up one Arkansas touchdown. Arkansas had a lot of trouble stopping Moegle, and two of his brothers-in-arms, Moe Stone and Mac Taylor. Moegle, probably the best runner the Rozorbacks have faced all year, picked up in yards on 21 carries to lead the rushers of both teams. The consensus of the fans am reporters was that if Moegle isn' an All-America back, then nobody ever was. Stone added 71 yards on 10 attempts for Rice, and Taylor addet 34 more on seven rushes. The game had one weird momen that would have been more appropriate in Brooklyn's Ebbets Field Walker took a Rice punt on his own 27 and was hit hard on the 31 However, the Arkansas back kep his feet ftnd pulled away from the Rice defender, took to the sidelines and raced the rest of the way to score. The Owls, apparently thinking that Walker had been stopped back on the 31, didn't recover in time to give seriouB chase to the tailback. In adding Rice to its list of victims, Arkansas has run up an eight- game winning streak, starting with the final game of the 1953 season In addition to the Owls, the Hit zorbacks, fourth-ranked nationally by The Associated Press, have defeated Tulsa, Texas Christian, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M TRY YELLOWSTONE FOR FLAVOR,,, FOR DOWNRIGHT ENJOYMENT THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY DISTILLED MO IOIIUO II miOWSTONE. INC. LOUISVILLE, KENTIICKT BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nov. 8 8:15 p.m. . Adult* 50c — Children 15e DOUBLE MAAIN EVENT • COLORED GIRL WRESTLERS • CLARA HORTON vs, KATHLEEN WIMBERLY One Hour Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falls • SECOND MATCH • JOE WELCH vs. EDDIE MALONE 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Fold ON THE SIZE LINES—Opposing forwards are startled when five-foot six-inch guard Ron Kramer lines up beside td Vaujjm for Kansas City, Kans., Junior College. The tackle stands six- two, weighs 314 pounds, (NEA) Transfer of As to Kansas City Expected to Be Okayed Today AL Club Owners, Executives To Vote at Meeting Today NEW YORK (AP) — Despite opposition from Detroit and Washington, the American League was expected to approve the transfer of the Philadelphia franchise to Kansas City today at a special meeting of club owners and executives. Cleveland held the ace card, nnd as early us this morning both factions were trying to win the In- dinns over. Six votes are needed to complete the transfer. New York;, Baltimore. Chicago, Boston and, of course, Philadelphia favor the move. The Indians voted for the original plan to move to Kansas City last month and nothing has happened that might change their minds. ..General Manager Hank Cireen- berg of the Indians said his club would not make up its mind until the last moment. "We want to sit down and talk over what's best for the league," he said. "Only then will we make up our minds." Possibly the one point that would sway the Indians to the "approval" group was the endorsement of Arnold Johnson, the would be purchaser, by Commissioner Ford Prick. President Clark Griffith of Washington objected to Johnson owning the A's and the Yankee Stadium. Other Conditions "I don't see anything wrong with Johnson retaining ownership of the Yankee Stadium and leasing It to the Yankees," snlti Prick. "Of course, he can have nothing to do with the "Yankees and the lease must be passed by the American League and the commissioner's office. "There are other conditions which will have to be met and Mr. Harridge (American League President William Harridge) and I have discussed them and arc in perfect agreement. It's Just tho same as Connie Mack renting hU ball park to the Phillies and to the Philadelphia Eagles for football." Negro Women On Mat Card Another double main event program featuring a bout between two Negro women wrestlers, will headline the American Legion'B wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Clara Horton and Kathleen Wlm- bcrly, a pair of top ranked Negro women grapplers, \viii square oft in the first half of the doubleheader. In the second half, two malfl heavyweights, Eddie Malone and Joe Welch, will swap grips. This will be the first appearance here for Clara Horton but Kathleen Wlmberiy apearcd here two weeta ago in a match. Both are highly rated among the top Negro women wrestlers. MM WYF/? ESSO EXTRA PREVENTS STALLING Prevents stalling due to carburetor icing! 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