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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 20, 1954
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Arkansas Keeps Eyes On SMU-Baylor Clash Hughes Defeats Shawnee 20-13 Indians Play Inspired Game But Are Beaten JOINER — Ehawnee's Indians turned in their best performance of the year here last night but it just wasn't good enough as they went down to a 20-13 defeat at the hands of Hughes. It was the last game of the season for the Indians and Coach Carl Trussell's boys played inspired ball, but Hughes proved just too much. Hughes poured all its scoring into the first three quarters and then fought off the hard fighting Indians, who pushed across two touchdowns in the last 12 minutes of play. Hughes' first touchdown came on a 67 yard run by Medlin in the opening quarter. Ashby sneaked for the extra point to give the visitors a 7-0 lead. Able Scores Then in the second period, right end Stoddard on a double handoff, passed to Able at the Shawnee 8 and Able stepped into the end zone to give Hughes a 13-0 halftime margin. The same double handoff play worked again for Hughes' final tally but this time Stoddard threw 13 yards to halfback Medlin in the end zone. Shawne got both its touchdowns on long returns of pass interceptions. Interceptions Score In the third quarter, end Billy LaForge grabbed a Hughes' pass and went 38 yards untouched for the first score. Terry passed to LaPorge for the extra point. In the fourth quarter Konrad Gwaltney, Shawnee center, intercepted a pass and went 42 yards I0 0ne e of"the better points of Shaw- j Billy Gilhow Scores nee's game was the defensive play of reserve tackle Malcom Chiles, a 115-pounder. Pos. Hughes LB Able LT Dilliahunty LG Harris C ' Griggs RG Gadberry RT R. Collier RE Stoddard QB J. Collier HB Littell HB Medlin FB Ashby Hogs' Cotton Bowl Trip Rides on Game By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas waits hungrily today while Southern Meth odist and Baylor try to eliminate each other in the Southwest Conference football race. SMU and Baylor clash at Dallas with Baylor having to win to stay in contention and Southern Methodist having to gain at least a tie Shawnee LaForge Bagley Housaman Gwaltney Daniels Kimberlin Dean Starling D. Jenkins Terry Mr-honey Substitution! J. Jenkins, M : Shawnee — Stacks, Chiles, LaRue, P. Chiles, Pates, Felts. Hughes—Meur- rier, Bernard, Pittman, Estes, Chism, Drennan, Wise, Brannan, Shull, Beane, Harrison, White, Mc- Milllon. Miami Defeats Alabama 23-7 MIAMI. Fla. I* —Miami's hard- striking Hurricanes got back on the familiar victory trail last night by sweeping past Alabama, 23-7, and the Crimson Tide coach, Red Drew, declared, "That was the best team we've played this year." "My boys played good game," or fall out. The Cotton Bowl host spot may be decided. If Southern Methodist loses, Arkansas will be it because only Baylor could tie the Razorbacks for the championship and Arkansas defeated Baylor in regular season play. SMU In Lead Southern Methodist, leading by a half-game, can win the championship outright by licking Baylor today and Texas Christian next Saturday, Even a tie with Baylor and victory over TCU would give SMU a championship tie and the host place in the Cotton Bowl. A crowd of 50,000 or more is expected to this do-or-die battle in which Southern Methodist will be seeking its first victory in five years. Porks Arkansas, which already has wound up its conference schedule with a -1 record, will play Louisiana State at Shreveport In the renewal of an aged interseotlonal game. More than 30,000 are expected there with Arkansas a solid 2-touchdown favorite. Rice and Texas Christian play a conference game at Houston, about 40,000 will turn out. Rice is a touchdown choice. Texas and Texas A&M rest this week and wind up the season Thanksgiving Day at Austin. Each is'ending one of its worst seasons in history. As Shoots Top Tulsa Blytheville's Billy Oilbow scored one touchdown yesterday as the University of Arkansas freshmen wound up their football season with a 40-20 victory over the Tulsa freshmen at Fayetteville. Gilbow scored the Shoats' first touchdown in the opening quarter on a pass from tailback Don Horton. The play carried 26 yards. Gilbow, who starred an end for the Blytheville Chicks last year, started at weak side end for the Shoats In the Tulsa game. He has been one of outstanding ends on the freshman team this Drew said. "They had to play well to keep Miami from running all over them." It was the seventh victory for Miami in a season marred only by the 14-13 upset by Auburn Nov. 6. That loss dropped the Hurricanes out of the top ten in the Associated Press National Football poll. Miami showed terrific team speed in inflicting the fourth defeat of the season on Alabama. The Tide has won four and was held to scoreless ties by Georgia and Tulane. Football Scores County Burdette 13. Wilson 11 Osceola 13, Piggott 13 (tie) Hughes 20, Shawnee 13 STATE Bessemer (Girmingham, Ala.) 20 Little Rock 1 Fort Smith 20, Fayetteville 19 El Dorado 46, West Monroe, La., 7 Pine Bluff 21, Magnolia 13 Van Buren 13, Subiaco 6 Springdale 27. Huntsvllle 13 Camden 33, Fordyce 6 Jonesboro 26, Benton 6 Crossett 19, Eudora 7 Hope 58, Prescott 6 Nashville 13, Fairvlew (Camden) 6 Paragould 7, Corning 6 Stamps 49, Strong 7 Searcy 13, Stuttgart 0 De Witt 13, Batesville 0 Marianna 53, McCrory 14 Fulmer 13, Murfreesboro 0 Lewisvllle 21, Blevlns 6 Dierks 26, Mineral Springs 8 Fuller 20, DeValls Bluff 0 OHlett 53, Elaine 0 Deafschool (Little Rock) 37, Marvel! 20 Augusta 38, Heber Springs 0 Bison 34, Gould 15 Beebe 20, Des Arc 13 Star City 18, Whitehall 0 DeQueen 64, Gurdon 0 Dermott 20, Hamburg 13 Cotton Plant 54, Hazen 0 Catholic High (Little Rock) 30, Jacksonville 0 Morrllton 26, Bryant 6 Ashdown 19, Idabel, Okla., 13 Ozark 34, Waldron 13 Mansfield 14, Clarksville 7 Magnet Cove 37, Lakeside (Hot Springs) 7 Mountain Home 26, Berryville 6 Mena 34, Horatio U Lake Village 14, Warren 7 Bauxite 47, England 12 Forrest City 19, West Memphis 19 (tie) Southeast Missouri Carlo 32, Portageville 0 Sikeston 25, Predricktown 6 COLLEGES Miamia (Fla) 23, Alabama 7 San Francisco State 7, Chico State 6 East Central Okla 58, Southeastern Okla 7 San Jose State 28, Fresno State 0 Memphis Navy 23, Tenn Martin Branch 6 Calif Polytech 1 3, Humboldt State 0. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (Madison Square Garden) — Floyd Patterson, 169'/ 4 , Brooklyn, outpointed Jimmy Slade, 175. New York, 8. Philadelphia—Tommy 140, Phoenixville, Pa.. Marciano, outpointed Frank Dixon, 139, Philadelphia, 7. Klamath Falls, Ore. — Jimmy Grow, 135, Boise, Idaho, outpoint- ed Ralph Weiser, 139, Klamath Falls, 10. Sports Roundup— What's With Baltimore Deal? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK i.T^-The most entrancing reading offered by the sports pages the past 48 hours has come in the form of startled statements by v a r io u s American League figures in the wake of the b!» Yankee-Baltimore player deal, which to all intents and purposes brought another series of flags to the stadium in the Bronx. Probably the plum of the lot was attributed to our old friend Muddy Ruel. the intellectually brilliant general manager of the Detroit Tigers, who gulped twice and expressed the opinion that the one- sided swap "will strengthen the American League." At least, it says here that was what Ruel said for publication. What Does He Mean? If Muddy means that the maneuver strengthens his league at the top. and especially in the vicinity of the Yankees, we submit that his lawyer-trained mind was working like a steel trap. But if he means that the entire league was shored up against the gales which will blow next summer, then we will have to ask him to file a brief, and be qulclc about It. Then there's General Manager Frank Lane of the White Sox, who vowed that the Orioles had put over exactly the kind of deal he would have made If he had been faced with a similar problem of building up a seventh-place ball club. Well, let's see about that. Lane became general manager m the Sox in October of 1948, and the club he took over still was panting from having finished eighth. For the past three straight seasons the Sox have closed a f'-htlns third, and they might have tjne better than that In the recent race but for a succession of Injuries to key players. How About It? Did Lane accomplish this great •ice bv trading away lop or might not. hit in the big time? We can't find it in the record that he did. We do find that he made many small, smart deals through which he eventually wound up with a fine new team. You can go through the rosters of the seven other American League clubs today and not find a player whom Lane passed along in his myriad trades who has become a star with his present owners. In short, he didn't surrender any Bob Turleys in the course of his rebuilding program, no matter how anxious he is to say something sporting about his former employe, Paul Richards. The final statement we feel moved to question was made by Richards, himself, in explaining to the Baltimore fans what had happened. Paul said that he felt the deal would give the Orioles a long jump ahead in their desperate need to build up a farm system And how is that? Not Farm Matrial The two veteran pitchers obtained from the Yanks, Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, are not farm material. Neither Is outfielder Gene Woodling, nor Willie Miranda, the shortstop. That leaves only the two rookie catchers, Ous Triandos and Hal Smith, and three other players of unknown quality whom the Orioles will receive to complete the deal. They do not sound like the answer to the Orioles' immediate Ills, or even to their future ones. Late last year the Vankees made a similar deal with the Athletics, gifting the A's with a whole slew of promising rookies in exchange for Byrd and Ed Robinson. A) though the A's did find one good apple In the lot, third-baseman Jim Flnlgan, they still finished last, and there Is no Indication that their farm system benefited. Big league players do not come ards' reasoning that his new chattels will be able to play every day whereas Turley could pitch only every fourth day will not be reflected in increased attendance next season. The swift righthander was the only Individual drawing card the Orioles had. Not many fans will feel strongly drawn to watch Miranda play shortstop. i, HEAD OF THEIR CLASS—Whether it's soccer or football, it pays to use your head. Charley Jones of Sheffield United appears aloof as he makes dextrous use oi his cranium in London. A similar pose is struck by Pete Pihos of the Philadelphia Eagles as he noes after a pass against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. (NBA) Burdette Noses Out Wilson in Thriller WILSON — A perfect extra point kick in the very first quarter and a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty in the last period were the deciding factors here last night as Burdette's Pirates nosed out Wilson's Bulldogs by a 13-12 margin. ^^ Keiser's Cage Schedule Fixed Junior and Senior Girls to Play Wilson Tuesday REISER — Reiser High School opens Its home basketball season here Tuesday night with the junior and senior Wilson. These sair.e girls teams meeting two teams opened their schedules last week by splitting a pair of games with Dyess. The senior boys do not open their part of the 1954-55 schedule until Dec. 3, When the Journey to Marion for a game. This year, the Reiser girls nre rated one of the top teams in District 3. Nov. 23 Wilson (jr.-sr. girls) Here Dec. 3 Marlon There 7 Gosnell Here 10 Shawnee There 14 Dell There 17 Missco There 4 Luxora Here 7 Armorel mere 11 Dell Here 14 Dyess (jr.-sr. girls) Here 18 Shawnee Here 21 Missco Here 25 Wilson There 28 Armorel Here 1 Wilson Here 4 Gosnell There 8 Marion Here 11 Luxora Thei" Jan. Feb. Holland Splits Cage Twin Bill HOLLAND, Mo. — Holland High School opened its 1954-55 basketball season at Hornersville last night by splitting a doubleheader. The girls team was defeated by Hornersville 46-45. Patsy Majors was high polhteer for Holland. . _, •, , ,„ , . . . Holland twice came from behind i sive Buar ? and '"> back and defen- to win the boys game 46-45. I sive llne bi!Cker Arkle Pankey. Billy With the score tied 34-34, Dalma i Duncan and «" d Bln B'e Biggins. '" broke the tie with ' The deciding point was kicked by Burdette's Milton Bui-k after the Pirates' first touchdown in the early minutes of the game. Then in the waning seconds of the contest after Burdette had gone ahead 13-12 with a line last quarter rally, a Bulldog back brought a klckoff back 97 yards for what looked like the winning score. But the officals ruled a clip was committed back In Wilson (territory and nullified the score. The Pirates then hung on to protect their slim lead. 1'ass 1'lay Scores Burdette sot its first touchdown on the third play of the game with tailback W. T. Langley passing to end Bingie Hlggins on a pass play that carried 55 yards. Burk kicked the game winning point to put Burdette ahead 7-6. Wilson came back In the second period to block a Burdette punt on the Pirates' 30 and go on to score its first touchdown . The extra point try was stopped by the Pirates' Don Payne and Burdette led 7-6 at halftime. After Intermission, the Bulldogs came back to take command o fthe game. A penalty against Burdette .shoved the Pirates back to theh three and on the attempt to punt out. they were penalized 15 more lor defensive holding and Wilson got the ball on the Burdette 20. Payne Plunges Over In four plays, the Bulldogs smash- Ed over for Its second touchdown. Again the extra point try failed. The Pirates took the short kick follov/ing this touchdown on their own 4P and drove straight for a touchdown. Jon Payne picked up most of the needed yardage on fullback wedges and he climaxed the drive by plunging for the touchdown, The game was the last of the season for both teams. A wet field kept both stymied both teams' offensive and turned the game Into somewhat of a defensive battle during the last half. Both lines played fine ball, with Burdette's forwards turning in one of their better performances. Th^ Pirates' defensive play was led by Elbert Rigsby, who played offen- fie] •Id!' L- ' 1 Reid goal. A few seconds later with the! Workman, J. Klfer, C. Childer; score knotted 44-44 Reid sank an- j D. Reid and Hugh James. Subs other field goal to untie the game, i were Jack Smith and Jack Ken- Starters for Holland were S. ley. hands for fading pitchers nmi out- crated like oranges. tod rookie* who might, 1 W* ai« i/rud, too, Let's Show Our Sincere Appreciation to Coach Bowden Wyatt Send a Check to the Bowden Wyatt Appreciation Fund For hll magnificent coaching job of the Un!v«r«ity of Arkansas Razorbacks . . lor the worldwide food publicity that has come to our state at a re»ult of his hard work ... for the tremendous and heartfelt gratitude that all of m have for Coach Bowden Wyatt, let ui then send a contribution to thlt fund and promptly, too ... that we may In some measure show our feeling i and aflectloiu for the greatest coaching Job and the finest Razorback football team within our •Minor/. Please Make Your Check Payable Tot BOWDEN WYATT APPRECIATION FUND, Cor* of LtRoy Huddltiron, BlyrhevilU, PO Box 890 Van Buren Wins 1AA Crown; Little Rock Suffers 20-7 Loss By TOM DYOAKD The Associated Press Van Buren's Pointers, a team expected to be two years away from the winner's circle, have wrapped up the District 1AA football championship, thus filling the final Class AA After failing to win a single game last year, the Pointers last night completed this year's slate with a 10-1 record by catching tough Subiaco from behind and capturing a 13-6 verdict at Paris. Pointer Coach Clair Bates, loaded with sophomores and juniors, had tabbed his team as two years away when he came away from his first look at the squad late last summer. Von Buren's victory over Subinco t •••— —~~~~"~™ gave the Pointers a 4-0 record In 1AA. subtaco now has three wins and one loss. The Pointers have lost only to North Little Rock. They defeated Fort Smith, Russell- vllle, Rogers, Springdale, Benton- vllle, Fayetteville, Huntsvllle, Harrison and J'oplln. Mo. After Sublaco's Mike Connelly barreled over the goal from the 11 In the first half, the pointers looked to big Pete Collier, a thundering fullback who played end until tills season, for the winning punch. Collier galloped 53 yards for the first Van Buren touchdown in the third quarter. Lester Beckham kicked the extra point that gave the Pointers a 7-6 lead. Collier set up the second touchdown—the insurance tally—also in the third quarter. Chuck Mitchell plunged over from the one. Newport 2AA Champ Other Class AA chumps are Camden in District 4AA. Newport In District 2AA and Russellvllle In District 3AA. Big Seven teams took a ,night out ot the conference and, except for Little Rock came away with victories. Little Rock's Tigers bowed 20-7 to unbeaten Bessemer High of Birmingham. Pine Bluff surprised Magnolia 27-13, El Dorado ran over West Monroe. La., 46-7, and Port Smith nosed out Fayettevlllc 20-13. North Little Rock defeated Texarkana 7-6 In a Thursday night game, thus keeping alive hopes of getting a piece ot the Big Seven crown. In Little Rock, some brilliant change of pace running by Tommy Loreno was Loo much ior the Tigers. Little Rcfk'5 three losses all have been to out of state teams. Pine Bluff Wins Pine Bluff got back into the win column after seven straight losses by tripping Magnolia. Hnltback Rex Hardistcr scored three Pine Bluff touchdowns on runs of 66, 32, and 48 yards. El Dorado's unstoppable hall- backs, Bobby Bates and James Mooty, led a pack of scorers In a rout of West Monroe. Bates scored twice, on runs of 14 and 71 yards. Mooty scored on 6-yard run. Fort Smith's Grizzlies squeaked out a 20-19 decision over FtiyeUu- ville when Donny Stone missed an extra point. Nevertheless, the Iron- muscled all-purpose tailback was the whole show. Stone plunged for one yard ftnd raced 48 yards to score two Fay- etlevllle touchdowns and make one extra point. The night's work brought his total points for the season to 15 and probably assured him of the state high school scoring championship. Camrlcn 33, Fordyc.e 6 Camden's Panthers lowered the boom in the second half to smash Pordyce 33-6 In a District 4AA game that served no purpose the standings, other than to Widen the gap and remove any doubt that Camden is champion. The Panthers, a rare outfit in that they run from the double wlngback formation, went into the game with the championship clinched. Victory over Fordyce gave Camden a sweep of Its six conference games. Junior Wedgeworth and Scotty McClain scored two touchdowns apiece In Smackover's 37-13 triumph over Arkadelphia in the other 4AA game. Bill Caldwell scored two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Jonesboro's Golden Hurricane of District 2AA to a. 2C-8 victory over Benton of District 3AA. Cnld well was ably assisted in the Jonesboro attack by Don Hlggs. Bowl Bids at Stake In Contests Today By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Prem The talk was all bowls and conference championships Saturday when the major college football powers of the country trotted on the field. Two of the three top clubs were going after their league titlel, but neither was interested in a postseason test because they tire ineligible, both having appeared' last New Year's Day. The two were UCLA and Oklahoma. The Uclans could win the Pacific Coast Conference title again by dumping Southern California, already assured of a Rose Bowl bid. Oklahoma, the perennial Big Seven ruler, also Is barred, by conference rules from appearing in & bowl game two years running. So the sooners' Interest In their game with Nebraska Is one of knocking the Cornhuskers out of a shot at the Orange Bowl. If Bud Wilkinson's forces whip Nebraska and Kansas State overcomes Colorado, the Wildcats would get the nod, having beaten Nebraska, 7-3, earlier In the season. Michigan vs. Ohio St»t» Southern California no doubt will have one eye cocked on Columbus where Ohio State, the No. 1 team in the weekly Associated Press poll, and Michigan clashed with the Big Ten title hanging In the balance. Ohio State needed only a tie to clinch the championship and automatically become the Big Ten Rose Bowl candidate. A Michigan victory would tie the ' two teams for the title, each with 6-1 marks. Then the conference would take a vote with the Wolverines probably getting the majority on the basis of their victory over the Buckeyes. Barbara linker Two Women Booked for Mat Card A double mnln event, featuring n bout between two women wrestlers followed by a four-man tag match, highlights this week's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium. The women's match will briny together Barbara Baker and Betty Hawkins, a pair of pert misses who have been following the professional wrestling circuit for n number of years. Both are considered top flight performers with Miss Hawkins rated as one of the top women wrestlers now performing on the southern circuit. The four man tag bout will mark the return to Blythcvllle of Roy Welch, the veteran heavyweight who retired from the ring a couple of years ago. Wnlch is scheduled to team with Lee Fields In R bout against Karl iKIllen Kowalskl and Butch Boyette. Welch retired from the ring two years ago because of Ills age. However, he returned to action recently on the advice of his doctor. Th women's match will be a one hour time limit affair while the men's will be a 00 minute time limit, best two of three falls affair. Eddie Mathows of the Mllwau- T\vo other teams with bowl aspirations can only sit back and wait. Arkansas, which would like the southwest Conference Cotton Bowl spot, will have to await the results of the Southern Methodlstr Baylor game and the SMU-Texaa Christian game next week. An SMU defeat and Arkansas Is in. Two victories and SMU gets it. Duke vs. South Carolina Maryland, the national champion last year, also will watch Duke with a wary eye. The Blue Devils, with an Atlantic Coast Conference record of 2-0, play South Carolina. Next week, Its North Carolina. Two victories and Duka plays In the Orange Bowl. A defeat in either game, and Maryland makes a repeat appearance. In another big one, Notre Dame was out to erase the sUgma of last year's 14-all tie against Iowa and possibly enhance Us national prestige should either of the top three— Ohio State, UCLA or Oklahoma- falter. The Irish are No. 4. Yale can win the mythical Ivy League championship by beating Harvard in the 71st renewal of this ancient series. Game Postponed CARUTHERSVILLE — The Ca- ruthersvllle Tigers' mtra-squad football game scheduled for Friday afternoon on the high school kee Braves has hit a home run field was called off about an hour In each National League Park in | before game time because the each of the throe seasons he has! field was considerably muddy fol- becn In the major leagues. 'lowing a 24-hour rainfall. Monday, Nov. 22 8:15 p.m. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c GIRL WRESTLERS e Hour Time Limit—Best 2 nut of 3 falls BARBARA BAKER BETTY HAWKINS Belty Hawkins TAG MATCH 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 out of 3 falls ROY WELCH and LEE FIELDS vs. KARL 'Killer 7 KOWALSKI and BUTCH BOYETT

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