The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1955
Page 13
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1055 B1,YTHEVIU,E <AKK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN AP ALL SOUTHWEST. 1955 CARPENTER, Ark. HalilMtk FONDREH, Texas CURTIS, T.C.U. ' MOURE.Ack, Halfback Quarterback Fullback GREMMINGER, Baylor SCHR1EWEH, Texas STAUWGS, A&M End End End GREGG, S.M.U. Tickle GOEHRIfiti.A&M Guard HTTS, T.C.U. Confer Topped by Pros Brilliant Backs Bow Out of DA In Fine Style By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Henry Moore and Preston Carpenter, two of the finest performers in Arkansas' football history, rounded out their collegiate careers today, siummi cum laudc. Both of tiie brilliant backs, who played major roles in the Razor- bach.s' last two winning seasons, were named today to the All-South- wesi Conference team, heating out such outstanding players as Texas A&M's Jack Pfirdec. Texas' Delano Womack. and Southern Methodist's John Roach. Yosies'djxy, Moore and Carpenter were selected by National Profes- Monte Irvin Heads List Of 10 Drafted by Majors By JOE REICIILEK COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Monte Irvin, whose big bat played a key role in the New York Giants' miracle finish in 1951, is coming back to the major leagues at the ripe old age of 37 — this time with the Chicago Cubs. The slugging outfielder, abandoned by the Giants last summer,; was the only big name, among the 10 minor leaguers selected by the majors for a total of $115,000 In yesterday's annual draft session, which officially opened the winter baseball meetings. Although an unusual number of big league managers were here, only one trade was consummated. The Chicago Cubs seni Hal Jeffcoat, a 1'air relief pitcher, to the nati. If Irvin can come any where i near the .352 batting average .he! posted with the Millers, he will 1 provate a real bargain. Chicago also took title to pitcher : Vito Valentinetti from Toronto. Valentinetti had a '-15 record with Charleston last season. The Cubs were the only club to sional Football League teams. Carpenter was the number one choice of the Cleveland Browns and Moore was number two selection of the New York Giants. Moore actually was the Giants' No. ! selection. The Giants had to hanci over their first round draw to Los Anodes to complete a previous tr^cie. The 37 players drafted came from 25 colleges, but Arkansas was one of only six schools to provide two | standing center,_Hugh Pitts, _onjhe Bragg City Cincinnati Kedlegs in an even-up exchange for Hobie Landrith, a |J _!,_ J,L.„ II second-string catcher. DQSKGlUQII The Cubs, in desperate need of u strong right-handed outfielder, plueked Irvin from Minneapolis, the Giants' farm club in the American A.-'n.. for the $10,000 draft price, beating out at least two , other clubs — Detroit and Cincin- QRAY, Texai Guard ALL-SOUTHWEST — Here is the 1955 All Southwest Conierence team as picked by the coaches. There are 13 men on the team clue to ties at End and Halfback positions. Those selected are: (upper left) Preston Carenp'.er of Arkansas, halfback; (upper right) Jim Swinfc of Texas. Christian, halfback: (others - left to right, top io bottom) 1st row: Walter Pondren of Texas, halfback: Charles Curtis of Texas Christian, quarterback; Henry Moore of Arkansas, fullback. 3nd row: Henry Gremminger of Baylor, end; Menan Schriewer of Texas, end: and Gene Stallings of Texas A & M, end. Bottom row: Forrest Gregg of Southern Methodist, tackle; Dennis Gbehring of Texas A & M, guard; Hugh Pitts of Texas Christian, center; Herb Gray of Texas, guard; and Norman Hamilton of Texas Christian, tackle. (AP Photos) Moore, On All-Southwest Read Courier News Classified Ads or more players for the pool. Southern Methodist and West Virginia provided four players each. Three men Were drafted from both Auburn and Michigan State, and j Arkansas and Maryland each gave' up a pair. Seven Others Named Seven other Southwest Conference players were drafted. Of SMU's quartet. Green Bay took tackle Forrest Gregg; Chicago's Cardinals got quarterback Roach; Los Angeles' Rams drafted halfback Johnny Marshall, then traded him to Cleveland; and Detroit selected halfback Don Mcllhenny. Menen Schriewer, the great Texas end, was a first round choice of the Chicago Bears, and Los Angeles picked up Texas Christian's out- second round. The other drafted Southwest player was center Jim Taylor of Baylor, who went to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Carpenter and Moore were the only Arkansas players to make the first All-Southwest team. Their fellow backfield mates on the honor squad are Texas' Walt Fondren and TCU's Jim Swink and Chuck Curtis. Arkansas placed quarterback George Walker, guard Wayland Roberts and tackle Bill Fuller on the second team. Moore is regarded by many observers as the finest fullback ever to play at Arkansas. The 190-pound bully boy combined power, speed and deception to often break loose on long runs In thrusts at the line. Schedule City's tms- | i BRAGG CITY under their belts. Bra keteers go to Steele for a game Tuesday night. Remainder of the schedule: Dec. 1—Ross, here 3- Leachville, there 5-10—Bragg City Invitational Tourney 9—Wardell, here 15—Pisk. here 16—Braggadocio, here 20—Caruthersville. there 22—Leachville, here 26-31—Kennett Invitational Tourney Jan. 3—Campbell, there 5—Hayti, here 10—Wardell, there 12—Maiden, here 19—Holland, here 24—Deering, there 26—Clarkton, there 28—Manila, here 31—Cooter, there cl.oose more than one player In the lightest draft since 1945. when the same number ol players *er» selected. The biggest surprise was Washington's selection of a practically unknown pitcher, right-hander Conrad Grob, from Montreal, as the No. 1 pick. Grob, 23, had an 11-9 record at Mobile before being moved to Montreal. Baltimore Gets Boyd The second choice went to Pittsburgh, which selected Jack McMahon, a southpaw on the Denver roster who turned in an 11-5 record for Birmingham last season. Baltimore picked first baseman Bob Boyd off Rochester. A former outfielder with the Chicago White With one game; Sox, Boyd batted .309, drove in 94 ' runs and hit 15 home runs at Houston. The St. Louis Cardinals picked pitcher Billy Muffett, who was 10-4 at Shreveport. Muffett came off he Los Angeles roster. Kansas City took title to Bill Berriage from Oakland, Herriage, a right-hander, had a 15-7 mart at Montgomery. The Tigers selected Joe Preslci,- a former Cardinal right-hander who had a 6-10 record at Omaha. The Giants took right-hander Steve Ridzitc. former Philadelphia and Cincinnati pitcher, drafted from Seattle. Milwaukee took southpaw Lou Sleater from Columbus. The former American Leaguer was 1-1 at Toledo. The Giants completed their coaching staff with the selection of Ray Mueller, former National . League catcher, as bullpen coach. NO TIME LIKE By HAROLD V. RATLIFF DALLAS (AP) - Jim Swink. the Texas Christian terror, heads up an all-Southwest Con- sn up 1.283 yards rushing, wa, the on, ' tinani- mous choice of coaches of the seven schools in selecting the all-conference learn foi the Associated Press But there were ties at two, positions, thus it is a 13-man squad that gets the honoi of being picked as the best in the Southwest for the 19oo season. Herb Gray, Texas' mighty guard lacked only one vote of being unanimous, while Hugh Pitts, Texas Christian's great center, and! Menan Schriewer. Texas' brilliant; :ls halfback. He and Prestnn Car pass - receiver and hard - work-; p e nter, the Arkansas star, tied tor ing end got five vole? apiece. i one of the halfback posts. Swink. of In the overall. Texas Christian. I course, made the other without set- conference champion and Cotton; ting up a sweat. Bowl host, dominated the selec-| Schriewer won one of (lie end lions with four players on the first team. Tex Texas A&M apiece and Baylor and Southern iul ^ ol „.„,,_,, .._ Methodist one each. i O f the Southern Methodist line. Rice, which had one of its worst' seasons and was hampered by many injuries, especially to its best men. didn't place on the all- conference. handler. «.dept passer and bril "The sophot'o^making the team | ^.^cr»n,orajt,«. ^ was Walter Fondren. versatile'lex- lacmLs—u.u- The second team: Ends— Bryan Engrain, TOU, and Marshall Crawford, Rice. Bill Puller, Arkansas. Guards — Wayland Roberts, Arkansas, and Don Goss, SMU. Center— Johnny Tntum, Texas. Quarterback. — George Walker, Arkansas. Halfbacks— Delano Wnmnck, Texas. and John Roach, SMU. Fullback— Jack Pardee, A&M. p 0 ,.,. es t 'orcrss, old dependable ~~ " | pairs with , at tackle. is as po\v- Monkey Business ANN ARBOR, Mich. 1.4*1 — Lester Fisher of Ann Arbor fired at what he took to be a squirrel swinging through the trees. He brought down . a rhesus monkey. The little animal . ".,-tt,, i The fullback is Henrv Moore, Mvas believed to be an escaped pet or ^'^c.Tctu'lr^rinagic^:! A^rjgvjh.y ball-carrier. • a stray from a laboratory. Hamilton : , 'l'25 and erful as a tank. Dennis Goehring, light but agile Texas A&M guard, is Gray's oppo- .,,., L ,v,,,.-*.. Texas A&:\! guara. is uiriys uj Landing along with Swink .and; all-conference line. Pitts from the TCU team were - slte ln 'It's even better than '.sweet-mash' bourbon". '. I ''Even smoother than 'sour-mash' bourbon' and only "mellow-mash" bourbon... 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