The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 17, 1954
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1954 SWC Teams Get Ready For Tough Weekend Razorbacks in Light Drills, See LSU Films By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist held cloak-and-dagger practice sessions Baylor went through long defensive drills, Texas and Texas A&M took it easy, and other Southwest Conference elevens stuck to routine Wednesday. At Houston Coach Jess Neely I Hall to the first team. The running of the Rice Owls promoted Jerry I of Hank Crowaey highlighted Texas *~sn d UJu Ljeorge L-lark Courier News Sports Editor Little Rock Writer Speaks Out In Defense of Chicks' Football Blytheville's case against other football-playing high Khools of Arkansas — or vice versa — was shaken from a state of near dormancy last week end by an editorial broadside fired in the direction of those who have been pointing fingers and wagging tongues at the Chicks. And we must ad mit that, though welcome, the bit of hand slapping came from rather strange quarters. Mr. Orvllle Henry, chief scribe of the Arkansas Gazette's sports section, who not too long ago was •mong those strongly hinting: that the Chicks were guilty of proselyt- ing football players from nil over the place, was the author of the editorial tid-blt that held the Chicks up pretty much as the heroes of District nAA. And we would gather from his writing that Mr. Henry IB now convinced that the Chicks are not the rascals they are accused of being, that they want nothln more than their just due and that they are truly one of the better Clasi AA teams in the state. Henry witnessed the Chicks' slaughter of District I1AA champion Newport last Thursday night and then went home to Little Rock to tell his readers of the plight tile Chicks are in right here in their own home district, mainly because of the smear campaign that has been launched against them. Actually, what Mr. Henry hud to say has been said time and time again in recent years, but coming from him, a sportswrlter who has a statewide following. • it gives needed support to / the Chicks' case. At any rate, we think his statements are well worth passing on to our readers. * « « In his Sunday column, Mr. Henry said: "THE STATEMENT wiU stand tome challenging, but the most relaxed coach' in Arkansas this week ought to be Blytheville's Russell Mosley "HIS CH1CKASAWS are through, their equipment rendy to be packed away, with two cllmnx weeks of the campaign still showing on the calendar. "THE CHICKS beat Osceola, North Little Rock, and Newport, on each of those team's fields, In their three trips against Arkansas opposition. They won three times against Memphis teams, twice more against Western Tennesseee outfits, and dropped one decisively at Mobile to Murphy High, a big city school which just had too much manpower. "WHERE does that leave the Chicks? Feeling pretty good about the season, of course, but holding no awards. Three teams within Region HA A. their own district in Arkansas, refused to piny then nnd the fourth, district ctuunnloi Newport, agreed and lost by 30-14 'ONCE UPON a time the teams which dropped Blytheville iron .heir schedule licensed the Chicks of too-rough piny nnd of using Ineligible players. If cither uccustt- tlon wns ever true, .which. Is doubt fill, then neither can be made now Newport lost by a large mnrgli but the spirit of the game In the stands and on the field wns of the- finest sort — our sent was on n "ront row near the field nnd yet li the midst of the fnns — nnd there Was no roughness on either side. "BLYTHEVILLE wns u s I n B Blytheville boys nnd they wcr better footbnll players — with n disparagement meant toward the Greyhounds (who welcomed the game and asked no quarter). "THOSE who duck the Chicks low can do so only on the groilndb that they Just can't piny the kind of footbnll that Blylhevllle does. "THAT BEING their privilege they'll likely continue lo give Mis slsslppi County a wide berth." Well put, Orvillc, well put. Christian's offensive drills at Fort Worth. And In Fayettevlllo. Arkun- as' Razorbacks worked against Louisiana State offensive plays as run by Porker reserves. Coach Woody Woodard said the Methodists, gunning for a victory ind the championship, would con- Inue secret practice .sessions Wednesday and thursday In preparation for the crucial test against Bnylor. Full Strcnetli Expected Six Mustangs were too bruised rom the tussle with Arkansas the Porkers' first loss o( the year— lo get Into uniform Tuesday. But Woodard expected a full-strength Incup Saturday In the Cotton Bowl. Baylor made no secret thai it wns concerned with stopping Frank : Eidom and the galloping Pony of- | tense Hint Whipped Arkansas 21-14' lasl weekend. The Bears worked worked for more than an hour on offense Tuesday and planned more defensive preparations before the game In Dallas Saturday. Jack Throckmorton's bruised shoulder caused the promollon of Hall to the Owl (irst string as the Rice squad drilled [or its TCU battle. The bin soph looked especially good Tuesday against the Horned Frog split T formation. Lonjl'iorns to Movies The Longhorns resumed practice Wednesday after watching movies of their 35-34 victory over TCU. Coach Ed Price said the Texas tenm would concentrate on hard work the rest of the week in preparation for the traditional Thanksgiving Dny game with Texas A&M. The Aggies, meanwhile, worked lightly on all phases of the gnme but there wns a determination noticeable that might bode ill for Ihc Steers. Arkansas took It easy In a brie! drill nnd then watched game-study movies in preparing for the non- conference clash with LSU. Conch Bowden Wyntt, undismayed al the Porker's detent by SMU, plainly expected his tcnm to bounce back against the Tigers. There wns no contact lor the Hogs Tuesday. Church Loop Cagers to Begin Practice Practice games in the "Y" Church bnsketbnll leagues are scheduled to Ret imtlor vmy ni the high school gym Snturdny niorn- Inp, wf'i Conch J times Fisher in chni'ge. The Church leagues arc mi annual venture riosigneci to give hoys mi opportunity to piny basketball who would nol ordinarily hnve State's Razorback Boosters Planning 'Bowden Wyatt Day • Osceola to Play Piggolt Friday S«minol«i Shooting For Y«or'» 4th Win In Mohawk Contest . _ ._ ___ _ ANOTHER LAZZERI — Fans who remember the late Tony.Laz- h imultaneousl zeri will — ans wo ree .l perhaps wax nostalgic and prophetic simultaneously learning that his six-foot-two, 22-year-old son, Tony, Jr., is a basketball-guard at Santa Clara. Pop played considerable second base while hitting the long ball tor the Yankees in the late 1920 s '' Duck Season Opens Today Minus Ducks LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas hunters were sched uled to fire their first salvos at south-bound ducks after noon today but Fish and Game Commission officials feared onr elonient might be missing — "the ducks." A commission spokesman said yesterday, "I don't think anyone will have much luck. There Just Isn't much water." The official snld mass flights ol ducks would not begin from Can- udn for two or three weeks and "perhnps by then we'll have some that privilege. Members of the high school squad are barred from competition. Bach Church Is en- cournged to form its own team and secure Its own conch and the rule Is adopted that only those who nre fairly regular in attendance are eligible to participate. There nre two leagues, Junior and Senior, the former including boys thirteen years of age and under, while the Senior league is composed of boys 17 years of age nnd under. Play begins at 9:00 A.M. ench Saturday at the High School gym, and a regular cham- plonshlp schedule is observed, pre- coded by a practice schedule. Church team wishing to enter either the Junior or Senior leagues should contact Coach Fisher or J. P. GaiTott. rain." Bain Needed The commission said at leas four Inches of rain would be nee essary to draw birds in any num bcr nnd that six inches would b lecessary to insure a plentiful sup ply ol ducks. Water now is being pumped int the 13,000-acre Black River are in Green and Clay counties. Hunting is restricted to the per od between one hour before sun rise and one hour before sunse The daily bag limit is four, an possession limit is eight. Woo ducks are illegal. The season ends Jan. 10. Leachville's Juniors Open Season Friday LEACHVILLE - Leachville Junior High School's basketballers open their 1954-55 season Friday night against the Monette juniors at Mon- j etle. The junior Lions have a 20-gam^ schedule lined up thus far wilh doue open dates on theu" slate. The schedule: Nov. 19 MoneLte 23 Manila 26 Marmaduke 30 Bay 3 Rector S Lepanto 9 Open 14 Bay , 15-8 Dixie Tournament 16 Jonesboro 21 Childress 23 Hoxie 4 Alexander 8 Lepanto 12 Alexander 18 Open 21 Rector 25 Manila 28 Nettleton 31 Open 3 Childress 8 Marmaduke 10 Jonesboro 15 Open 22 Hoxle HISTORIC DEMAND! Tremendous public call for Old Crow reaches record heights with the introduction of milder, lower-priced, 86 Proof bottling—companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! Dec. Jan. reb. There Here There Here There Here There There Here There There There Here Here 'mere Here There Here Here Here Tangerine Bow! Foes Announced ORLANDO, Flu. {ft — Two unbeaten teams — Eastern Kentucky State College and Omaha University—will meet in the ninth annual Tangerine Bowl football time here Jan. 1. The selection committee named Eastern Kentucky yesterday Omitha's selection wai announced talunbf. NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGS! 86 PROOF Celebrated Old Crow—lighter, milder and lower-priced trun the 100 Proof Bottled in Bond BOTTLED IN BOND 1OO PROOF The mosi f«mou» of bonded bourbom available ts uiual THE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY, FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY Drive Underway for Funds To Buy Car for Hogs' Coach University of Arkansas fans in Mississippi County today were called on to take part in a state-wide campaign to rais« money for the purchase of appropriate gifts for Coach Bowden Wyatt and members of his staff. OSCEOLA—-Bouncing back after i slow start the Osceola Seminoles have taken their last two games against Wilson (21-0 and Lepanto (18-0) and will be out to add thelr !ourth win and their third straight against Piggott Friday night on the Mohawks home grounds. The game will start at 7:30. In their last two tilte the Seminoles have shown a, tough defensive aggregation and their offense which has been clicking fairly well all season has gotten into high gear and it could be the Indians are on their way. However, in tneir. game with the Mohawks Friday night nothing can be taken for granted for the Pig gott eleven boast a. large and last outfit which is capable of scoring on anyone, and their defensive group hasn't allowed too much to penetrate their lines. This could be a very close battle according to all pre-game Indications. Last year, these two teams battled to a 19-J9 tie in Osceola and both will undoubtedly be out to take this one. One Game Left The trek to Piggott Friday night iloses out the road schedule for the Seminoles this year and will leave them their annual Thanksgiving affair with Marked Tree at Hale Field on Turkey Day. Last week In their tilt with ths Maulden, Missouri eleven the Plg- gott team won 13-7 and Coach Bob Cameron of Piggott will probably stick with his same lineup. That would be: Larry Underwood, lefi end; Dwatn Allen, left tackle; Wayne Parkeer, left guard; James Sneed. center; Paul Griffif, right guard; Lloyd Perry, right tackle; Hayden Bobbins, right end; Alar Raldder, quarterback; Gene Hawkins, left halfback; Jaekie Evans right halfback; and John Hill, full- hack. Raidder and Hawkins are the big guns in the Piggott offensive and James Sneed Is their defensiv. The campaign, under the sponsorship of the State Razorback Club, mushroomed into state-wide affair after a meeting of officers of the Razorback Club last week-end. Chism Reed ol Paris, president of the State Razorback Club, yesterday appointed Leroy Huddleston of Blytheville and Ben F. Butler Sr., as co-chairmen of the appre- ication drive in Mississippi County and called upon all tans in every section of the state to take part in the drive. GUI* for All In a telegram to Mr. Huddleston yesterday, Mr. Chism stated that the plans are to present Coach Wyatt with a. new automobile and each member of his staff with an appropriate gift. The club's plans also call for the proclaiming some future day as "Bowden Wyatt Day" throughout the state and that the gifts be presented the coaches on that day. Mr. Reed stated that state-wide campaign was decided on in preference to smaller, more-isolated campaigns "so that everyone in Arkansas can take part." •"We feel that it would be fitting for all of the people of our state to have a part in this tremendous display of gratitude," Mr. Reed said. Drive Underway The campaign started eysterday and will continue throughout thfc week. The drive if scheduled to clo«« Tuesday. Mr. Huddleston aUttd. that persons In this are* desiring to contribute to the campaign .can matt their contributions direct to him. Any size cash donation, from 50 cents to >25 will be accepted, Mr.' Huddleston said. The Razorback Club has placed a »25 maximum on contributions "K> that more persons can take part in the campaign." standout. For the Seminoles, Coach Beall will probably start: Dewey Gentry, left end; Bernie Weiss, left tackle; Paul Goble, left guard; Illey Ellis; center; Otto Fleming, right guard; Allan Craig, right tackle; Sharon Faulkner, right end; Wade Rodgers, quarterback; Lloyd Moore, left halfback; Jake Morse, right halfback; and Nelson Hopkins, fullback. When the ball changes hands the Seminoles defensive alignment adds Jlmmie Robblns, Dick Lucas, Jerry Spencer, Jackie Crosthwait and Leroy Meadows, Armorel Cagers Divide Twin Bill Boys Triumph 58-19 Over Cooter in Season's Opener ARMOREL — Armorel'« Tigers split a pair of games with teams from Cooter, Mo. ,in their first games of the 1954-53 basketball set- son here last night. Armorel's girls went down to dt- feat by a 36-30 count in their game. In the boys' game, Carl Patterson scored 29 points to lead tht Tigers to an easy 58-19 win. Cooter was never in the bill game. The Tigers built up *n eai- ly lead and then coasted home. . The visitors were held to a »ingl« field goal in the first half. Armorel Pol. Cooter Patterson (28) Ashmore (8) Bassett (7) F. P. C. (4) McClur* .... (2) Shea (6) whitnee Coats (3) .... Q. (3) Hunthousen Garrison (2) .a. ... (2) Wagner substitutions — Armorel — M. Elliott (2), Lilly (2), Stinnett (3). Elliot, Cooper (2). 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