The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 16, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1954 Razprbacks Get Rest In Light Monday Drills Leachville Lions Play Thursday Wordell Game Opens Tough Cage Schedule; Pannell New Coach LSACHVILLE—Leachville High School's Lions, sporting a new coach and one of the toughest schedules in the school's history, open their 1954-55 basketball season Thursday night when ih"" journey to Warden, Mo. The Lions this year will be .under the direction of Doy Pannell. who for the past several years has coached one of the state's Class B powerhouses, Bergman. Pannell was signed recently to replace Coach Charles McC-rew. who is now in the army at Camp Chaffee, Ark. The Lions this year face a rug- Bed 24-game schedule that includes tiffs with such state power houses as Jonesboro. North Little Rock. Pine Bluff. Blythevllle, Green Forest and Harrison. In NBA Tourney The schedule also calls for participation la the annual Northeast Arkansas Invitational tournament at Arkansas State College Jan. 4-8. Three starters from last year's team will be back In the Lions den this year. They are Joe Rauls, Daryl Blocker and Bill Kay. And Coach Pannell is working with several other nice looking lads including several squadmen from last year who did not make the starting five. The schedule: Nov. 18—Warden, Mo There 23—Manila Here 26— Marmaduko There 30—Bay Hcre 3—Rector There 10—Humboldt, Tenn. . There 11—Milan, Tenn There 14—Bay 18—N. Little Bock .... Here 20—Pine Bluff Here 23-Hoxle There 4-8—Arlt. State College Tournament Jonesboro 14—Green Forest Harrison 15—Harrison .. Green Forest IB—Joncsboro Here 21—Rector Here 25-Manila There 28—Nettleton Here 1—Jonesboro There 4—Blythevllle Here 8—Marmaduke Here 18—Green Forest . Jonesboro 19—Harrison Here 22—Hoxie Here a5-Blythevllle There Pirett .Fields, McCarthy Win Mat Feature It took a referee's disqualification to do it but the team of Ray Pirett, Lee Fields and Joe McCarthy were victorious in the six-man tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Referee Floyd Byrd stopped the bout after four minutes of the Ihlrd and deciding fall and awarded the decision to Pirett and Co., after disqualifying Kiui Kowalski, Charley Keene and Walter Sirois. The bout turned into a wild rough house early. And with a full house cheering, the grapplers battled all over the place before the thing was over. Pirett, Fields and McCarthy won the first fan in 12 minutes with Pirett pinning Kowalski after getting some outside-the-riiiE assistance from Fields. Pirett held Kowalski and Fields drop-kicked him and then Pirett, with Referee Byrd refusing to step in, pinned Kowalski. Kowalski, Keene and Sirois came back to have their fun in the second round. After beatng Pirett Into Sirois then Dec. Jan. Feb. Porkers Get Ready For LSU Encounter By THE ASSOCIATED J'HKSS The University of Arkansas Razorbacks, now ranked ninth in the nation, took their usual light workout Monday — even though Coach Bowden Wyall is expecting another "tough" game Saturday. The Porkers completed their conference schedule by bowing to Southern Methodist, 21-14, Saturday for their first loss In eight games. They play Louisiana State at Shreveport this week. The Hogs slipped from fourth to due Tuesday. Coach George Sauer started his varsity on defense, then switched thrill to offense with the freshmen and reserves providing SMU-style opposition. t Dallas. Southern Methodist ninth place in the national Associ- j could ill afford to scrimmage with nted Press ratings and lost the five regulars on the injury list, and Southwest Conference lead to the Mustangs. However, WyaU's Wonders finished the season with the best Arkansas conference record since 1946. when Arkansas and Rice tied for the title and the Razorbacks went to the Cotton Bowl. Could Put Hogs In Arkansas automatically will Ret the host spot in the Cotton Bowl January 1 if SMU loses to Baylor or Texas Christian. Baylor wasted no time a ml Southern Methodist no more than the coaches dared before starting full-speed contact workouts for the game between the schools Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. The contest, deciding whether SMU stays in the running for the conference championship and a Cotton Bowl berth or whether Baylor stays eligible for a half-share in the title, is the only crucial game in the week's lineup. Only one other conference game Is scheduled — that between also rans Rice and Texas Christian at Houston. Texas nnd Texas A&M are Idle. None of thoses chools worked out heavily Monday. Baylor Works Hard Baylor, opened last week and reportedly In the pcnk of physical condition, scrimmaged Monday for well over an hour, and more WHS Coach Woody Woodard said none ol the five would put on puds Tuesday. Halfback Frank Eidom. guard Tommy Hahsson ;ind ends Raymond Berry. .Doyle Nix ;incl Tommy Onetry wore on the sidelines a:; the Muslim^s c;uitfht their wind from the Arkansas tussle last week with a sweat-suit workout. They also snw movies of the g«me with the ftazorbacks, CrijipH-s In Kf'Lurti All five cripples are expected buck in action Saturday. Rice left most of the action, to the reserves and freshmen, who .scrimmaged. Owl Coach Jess Necly said he expected the starters to be in fine shape for eiitertnining TCU, although guard Kenny Piuil may be slowed slightly with a wrenched knee. Pnul missed today's drill but is due back Saturday. Offense was stressed in n light workout tit TCU which followed movies of the Frogs* loss to Texas. Trainer Klmer Brown said sophomore guard Vrnon Uccker had a Kpralned nnkle from the elfish, but should be ready for duty against Rice. Texas and Toxns A&M. each of which is idle until they meet ThnnksglvliiK Day at Austin, took the day off. Janowicz Seems Set In Switch to Football By HUKB ALTSC'IIUI.L AP Nfwsfcntures WASHINGTON — Professional football fans in the nation's capital have had precious little to cheer about this season, but they are gradually whooping il up for a halfback who was playing major league baseball while the Washington Redskins were in training. The halfbiick Is Vic Janowicz, who seems now lo have completed the football - to - bn.suball - to-foolbull swing. In J950 Janowli'z was an All- America halfback for Ohio SUitc. It was his field Roal thai won the. Hose Bowl gunitt for llic Biirkuyos over California 17-14. A betU'r limn (air enU-hrr l"i' the Ohio State baseball tei'.m. Jn- nowlcz first ignored tootbull otter;; tvom the Redskins ami went. l.o wnrk UK u bonus player lor an old Columbus friend, owner John Oiil- brenth of llic Pittsburgh Pinites. Vie won few cheers lit. Pitsbunih Last season his batting average, was a dismal .131. The RwLikins 1 owner, George Preston Marshall, kepi after him, trying to tell him his athletic curct-r was in football, not baseball. JanowicK nl. lust saw the lifihi. nnd signed with Ihe Redskins at the end of the 1954 buseball season He had none of the benelils nt pro-season drills, but. promptly won himself a start ing job in the ngton defensive backfield, "Normally," snys his coach. .'<»' It started just like the other two with everybody trying lo B' 1 ' "ilr the ring ;u once, hut it didn't !nsl long. Referee Byrd disoiiali Kowalski and his crew nl'li-r lour minutes after taking a little cult- ing around from the team. In the preliminary hunts, Fit'his "Ids and pinned j won ovt'r Keene. Kowalski dotivtiod him in 14 minutes. McCarthy and Pircll won over Kir. v .... i .e :,crewy third lali. i ois Kuliaricli, "It takes a mini nt least giving \Va.shm|.'.[on its first victory i'.lter'live. setbacks. Under his agreement with Gul- Ure.filh, who helped him through Ohio Stiite. Jimowiez bus .(.he right lo try out- as a baseball player a(;:tiii m-.xl -sprint; But. don't he!, on it. IL | looks as if Jmunvk-y, lias found his mi-he. si.\ weeks In Ri't Inlo .shape lor prn loolliall. Not .fiiiidivirz. though. He Mils in heller shape when he shmv- ed up it) Washington than sonir ol the players ulio had lieen working out for (wo iniiiillis." Vic's bt-Ki loolball weight, Is 18fi- IK \vekluHi m at. ttui \vhvn he join- erf the Knlskms hut pieked up tin neeessary weight fjliirkty and soon developed into the' mos' a(.:t-;ii's.sive defensive hnltbark. There is no i;i\ uu; up in ,nmn- wirz's makeup- He IMI'I .satisfied vilh a titrkle until his man is M retched out pnme on the lidd. He has mude mistakes defending a^un.s! passes, hut mure than once lif lias nunvct into another pluy- i r'.s territory lo bat clown passes he hnd no ripht !o re.ieh. Kuharich is (,'ivlnj; .l;inouicz a shot at ati offensive ;is>iKimient in ;> rt'sliiit'flfij line up ami expects Vir to develop as his best rimninj; half- Sports Roundup— Thinking Not a Part of Modern Tennis, Veteran Coach Says By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Having noted that one of our principal tennis heroes, Tony Trabert, had just taken a shellacking from a minor Australian player named Don Candy out in Sydney, we ran down that doyen of American tennis teachers, Mercer Beasley, and asked him what in the world he thought the game was coming to. Beasley, who has devoted his past 32 years to showing our yout the proper end of a racquet to grip, frankly was gloomy. "linking has gone out of the game." he said. "I would have to -say thnt that is the principal development I have seen in my time. If thfire Is 11 man playing today who thinks on the court the way Bill Tllden did, I don't know who he is. Bill would have thought any of our present a mil tours right off the court. ",lu si Hit tilt; Ball" "All they know now is to hit the ball past them down the lines. Maybe this dates me, but that's the wiiy I see it." Bensley, who was instrumental in the development of two such stnrs n.s Ellsworth Vines and Fi'iiuklc Piivker, now travels around (he country lor u sporting Roods Jinn, conducting tennis clinics iiiul ever searching for talent. He i.s convinced thnt if the United Sin I <*5 ever is to reclaim its former place in the net world it must look to I he public parks. "Where do you think Don Budge bark. A lint' kicker. Jnnowicz lias been taking cure of the ktckotf chores and sharing puntniy Unties wnh another former MI-Aiiiei-ic;t, Clnrlie ! Justice. Kurarich regards his ;is a ' sure shot for field ^oals. Janowicz's j 15-yurd tield ticiul in the last per- Mid bent the Baltimore Colts, :M-21, and Bobby Riggs and Parker and most of our other great players came from?" he demanded, "They didn't come from the colleges and country clubs. And neither did these Australian boys who have been taking us over the jumps for the past few years." Not Convinced The old coach Isn't convinced that our expeditionary force will even get past the Swedes in the Interzone final of the Davis Cup at Brisbane early next month, much less prevail over the Aussies In the Challenge Round at Sydney later on. "If we are lucky enough to reach the final round against the Australians, I don't see that our chances are any better than they were a year ago when we lost by 3-2. We'll have the same two players, Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas. S e i x a s lost both his singles matches to Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall last year. I doubt that Vic will do that again. He's too, fine a player. But I also have to doubt that we can win the doubles which should be decisive." Sanders Cautious Of USCs Power Undefeated UCLA Gets Set For Crucial Tilt Saturday LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Red Sanders of UCLA is taking no chances on his undefeated and untied Bruins underestimating the Southern California Trojans when the two meet for the Pacific Coast Conference championship Saturday. "The Trojans have perhaps the fastest set of backs that has ever been in football and an underrated line," Sanders said yesterday of the team which has surprised everyone, including its own coach. This Is the ninth and final game of 1954 for the Bruins and their only chance of regaining the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll they relinquished this week to Ohio State. Idle Saturday The Bruins were idle last Saturday and dropped into the No. 2 spot by a narrow margin as the Buckeyes of Ohio topped Purdue. "This is the best Southern Cal ifornia team I have seen," Sanders told the Southern California Football Writers Assn. But he also rates his Bruins as "the best team I have ever coached." Asked whether he thought UCLA had an edge over USC, he told the group: "I don't believe I've seen a line any better than ours on any collegiate team." Hill Surprised Coach Jess Hill, of underdog Southern California answered "yes" when somebody wanted to know if he was surprised at the showing of his Trojans, who were generally overlooked in preseason rating and now are tied for No. 7 in the poll. "And I'm very gratified," he added. "We are in better shape In the won and lost column than I'd ever even hoped." The Trojans have won eight, losing only to Texas Christian early In the season, and have shown improvement, particularly in running and blockig since then. Yale football coach Jordan Olivar is employed by a Los Angeles insurance firm during the off-season. Luxora Cagers Fix Schedule Panthers to Open 19-Game Slate Nov. 23 at Turrell LUXORA—Coach Hershel Brewer of Luxora High School, today announced a 19-game schedule for his boys and girls basketball teams. The Panthers are scheduled to open their season Nov. 23 at Turrell. They open their home schedule the following night with two games against Dell High's teams. This is Coach Brewer's first year at the helm of the Panthers. The. schedule: Nov. 23 Turrell there 24 Dell there 3 Wilson there 7 Armorel there 10 Dell there 13-15-16-18 invitational tournament at Luxora. 14 Shawnee there 17 Osceola here 21 Gosnell there 4 Reiser there 1 Burdette here 11 Osceola there 18 Armorel here 21 Dyess here 25 Gosnell here 28 Shawnee here 1 Burdette there 4 Dyess there 8 Wilson there 11 Kelser here Dec. Jan. Feb. Bead Courier News Classified Adi. Confidence Always Pays Off, Cross-Country Runner Finds NEW YORK Wi — Confidence?] George coolly waited for George Exhibit. A today is George Terry, King of New York University, who a 24-year-old Ex-Gl from Boston v:as puffing along in second place. University. [ to catch htm, then followed. In short order, he overtook King trotted across the finish line about 40 yards to the good In 24:36.4 for the five miles. George was gulloping merrily along over Van Cortlnndt Park's hills and dales yesterday, fnr ahead of the rest of the Held in the ICMA cross-conn try championship when he abruptly came off the appro- Twjnk W(m , he f , rst running 0 , priately named cemetery hill, about the Spalding Lowe Jen kins Stakes a mile from the finish. j for j uven i]es at Laurel in 1928. Never having run the five-mile emirse before. Terry. BU's sole entrant in the race, wasn't sure which Ben Martin, assistant football coach at Nnvy, is a former Middle .......u 41.1 i..~ ...-.., ~ cu«t:ii ill ivuvy, i?> a luimc* ivimuic way to turn. 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