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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 24, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 24, 1945 BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) UOURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Nation's Sports Fans Have Full Thanksgiving Menu Tigers, Kennett In Annual Clas'i Caruthersville Ends Season in Turkey Day Game at Home By SONNY SANDERS QARUTHERSVIXJL.E — Caruthersville's Tigers football team Will journey to Kennett, Mo., Thursday afternoon for the annual Thanksgiving contest with Kennett's In- diajis. The Tigers, under Coach John McGuire's direction, have won six «nd lost three of this season's games. Their conference record is 3-3 and they'll be trying to make it 4-3 as they bring: the curtain i down on the season in the Turkey | Day game. O. J. Armstrong's Indians have had- a rather unsuccessful season losing seven of their nine gric games. In their latest battle, the Indians upset Hayti 51-13. Tigers Won 13 A great deal of interest is aroused .-in this yearly conflict. During the" past quarter -century the two teams have been meeting Thanksgiving, Caruthersville has won thirteen games and Kennett has won seven. There have been two tied games Play was suspended back in the war years of 1940-42 so only 22 games have been played. Tjast year Caruthersville won by a 34-0 score, but two years ago the Traditional Football Games Horse Racing on Schedule By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Generous portions of college and professional spor will be available tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day fans wl plan to take time out from their turkey. Traditional football games do' the college football map, heade by the 61st meeting between Cor nell and Pennsylvania at Philade. phia. Two football television attrac tions are scheduled. Missouri an Maryland meet at College Park Md. ABC will telecast at 1:55 p.m. EST. At Detroit, the Lions hope t< advance another notch toward : third straight National Footbal League title at the expense of the Tigers went to Kennett and the game was a 0-0 tie. That year the Tigers were picked as the team to win as is the case this year. Coach McGuire has reelased the Tigers' probable offensive and defensive starters. Probable Starts Probable offensive starters are: Lay, left end; Willis, left tackle; MoGill, left guard; Richards, center; Taylor, right guard; Grigory, right tackle; McClanahan, right end; Bartholomew, quarterback; Leslie, left half; L. Cook, right half; Hughes, fullback. Probable defensive starters are Taaner, left end; Willis, left tackle; Pounds, middle guard; Grigory, right tackle; Lay, right end; J. McCoy .and Dick McGill, inside line backers; L. Cook and Hughes, outside line backers; Hill and Leslie, halfbacks. Caruthersville has eleven seniors, all among the probable starters, that will be playing their last high school football game against Kennett. They are: Dick McGill, Louis Cook, George Richards, Jerry McClanahan, Joe McCoy, Al Pounds, York Hughes, Earl Hill. Don Lay, Bob Willis, and Bill Grigory. Colorado's Hardy Is Back of Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Carroll Hardy, the battering tailback of the University of Colorado, probably would be greeted like the public hangman if he put in an appearance at Manhattan, Kan, and aa a result he was selected today as the Associated Press Back o! the Green Bay Packers. And Hockey, Too The game, on the Du Mont TV network, begins at noon, EST. There is horse racing, plus a ful schedule of National Hocke; League games, and four games in the National Basketball Assn. Cornell can share the Ivy LeagU' championship with Yale by defeat ing Penn, and the Big Red will 'be favored to do just that Other games with Thanksgiving tradition include Colgate at Brown; Virginia Tech and Virginia Mill tary at Roanoke, Va.; and Utah State and Utah at Salt Lake City. Texas A&M plays at Texas, Dayton at Chattanooga, Miami (Ohio] at Cincinnati, Colorado A&M ai Denver, William and Mary ai Richmond, Wichita at Tulsa, Newberry at Presbyterian, San Francisco State at Fresno State, Wesl Texas State at Texas Western and Sul Ross State at East Texas State in other games. Races at New Orleans The New Orleans Fair Groiinds opens for its 82nd season with the Thanksgiving -Handicap. The horses also are running at Bowie, with the Endurance Gold Cup, and at Golden Gate Fields in California and Rhode Island's Narragansett Park. Two football howl games bring together Appalachian (N.C.) and East Tennessee in the Burley Bow: at Johnson City, Tenn., and Hastings (Neb.} and College of Emporia, (Kan.) in the Mineral Bowl at Excelsior Springs, Mo. The four-day Boys Junior and ienior Indoor National Tennis Championships open at St. Louis. In the NBA, Boston plays at Philadelphia, Milwaukee at Syracuse, Baltimore at Fort Wayne and Rochester at Minneapolis. The NHL games are Montreal at Chicago, Toronto at Detroit and New York at Boston. The Fellahin of Egypt are the peasants who work in the fields and cultivate the soil, the name signifying tillers. Week. A real triple-threater, Hardy was :.he main instrument in knocking Kansas State from a chance to play n the Orange Bowl. His Buffaloes whipped K-Statc last Saturday 3814 and Hardy did the following: 1. Scored three touchdowns. 2. Carried 10 times for 238 yards, better .nan his three-season average of 6.1. 3. Kicked one extra point. 4. at off runs of 79 and 36 yards for .wo of his scores and 49 yards, which set up his third. Leachville Splits Pair with Manila Lions Take 50-38 Victory in First Home Showing LEACHVILLE — Leach ville's Lions opened the home po tlon of their 1954-55 basketball sea son here last night by splitting pair of games with Manila. Manila's juniors, with Hamilto and Benson each scoring eigh points* eekec out a narrow 28-2 victory over Leachville's junto Lions in a preliminary contest. In the feature attraction, Leach ville's Lions posted a 50-38 victor over the visiting Mani] team. Bill Ray paced Leachville's scorin with 17 points. Hatcher and Isaac each meshed 10 points U> pac Manila. Junior Game Leachville Pos. Man! !. Powell 10 P 8 Hamilto F Blocker 2 Blocker Kennett 11 Ward 3 C G G 6 Hick 8 Benson 2 Simpson 4 Cunningham Substitutions: Leachville — C Towell 4, Byrd. Manila — Dyer. icachville Rauls 7 Blocker 12 Ward 4 rhweatt ID Ray 17 Senior Game Pos. P F C 0 G Manil: 10 Hatche 8 Veacl 1 Shedi 2 Wagne: '10 Isaac Substitutions: Leachville — B D. Carter, Atkieson. AAA Says Keiser District 3 Kings The Arkansas Athletic Associa ion has officially declared Keiser he District 3B football champions In a letter to Coach Charle; ms of Keiser High School J .M Johnie) Burnett verified Reiser's :laim to its second District 31 rown In spite of the fact (hi Burdette and Keiser ended up with dentical 6-1 won lost records in istrict play. Keiser defeated Burdette 13-8 uring regular season play and nder existing Arkansas Athletic \ssocifltion rules if two teams tie or a district championship, the earn that defeated the other dur- ng regular season play is declared le champion. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Fla. — Willie Pas- rano, 166. New Orleans; outpoint- d Bobby Dykes, 161 !4, Miami, 10. Denver — Ernest (Redl Martln- :, 110, Denver, outpointed Teddy Roberts, 118%, St. Louis, 10. Botson — George Araujo, IS 'rovidence, B. I., outpointed Tommy Tibbs, 132'A, Boston, 10. Sports Roundup— More on Yank-Oriole Swap By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore fans do not agree unanimously with this agent that their Orioles got plucked by the Yankees in last week's earthshaking player deal. Maybe a Baltimore fan, having suffered, is in better position to evaluate the transaction than an outsider. In a gallant effort to be fair to Paul Richards, the Oriole gejiera manager who fathered the trade and was criticized so enthusiastically, we give you Spencer Davidson, who writes to us emotionally from, the Baltimore Evening Sun a.s follows: "I'm one of the Oriole fans who sweated all through the summer with the ball club last season and was cheered considerably when we finally ooched up to seventh place when the season ended. And !f anybody was taken, the Yankees were. "Let's take the Baltimore players (traded to the Yankees) In ascending order. Don Larsen is without doubt the poorest competitor in major league baseball today. He made no bones about not wanting to pitch for a miserable team like the Orioles. Now that he's got his heart's desire he'll probably be loo overawed to be of much value to them. They might make pinch hitter out of him, but that's about all. "Next take Billy Hunter. Hunter at bat has about as much power as I do. and I never got farther than Softball. Afield he's priceless to watch In action. He can go to his right or his left and stop balls that with anybody else playing shortstop would go for certain hits "But more than once us Balti- moreans groaned in crucial moments when, after one of those spectacular stops, Hunter let a slow roller go. right through his legs. Don't misunderstand me, I like the boy. But he and Willie Miranda are an even trade. "Next comes the jewel of them all, Bob Turley. Here Is a boy who Is * fine competitor, a gentleman, a great baseball player. Every body«!n Baltimore Is sorry he had to be, traded. After all, we gave him a car last year for being the most valuable player on the team. "You seem considerably elated with Turley's sti>«?out total (185) last season. But don't forget to read all the statistics. For every one he struck out he walked another one (181). Sometimes, I still remember with some agony, the walks came one after another. One afternoon in Detroit, four of the first five Bengals to come up got free passage. Turley Has Potential "Turley has a lot of potential, but do you think the coaches down here didn't try to bring it out of him? Harry Brecheen spent the whole season trying to calm the boy down and didn't succeed. Turley got his reputation early In the season when he got within two outs of a no-hitter. He never came that close again. "So don't get the Idea that us yokels got taken by the big, bad Yankees, or that we're about to ride Richards out of town on a rail. Richards didn't get where he is by being taken. By the end of next season he'll be the one who can sit back and say, 'I told you so.' "We lose some strength, but look at all the players we got. That might sound funny to you, but man, did we have a thin gray line last summer. The Yankees might win the pennant, but that doesn't concern us yet because we're not pennant contenders. I'll bet you that the ball club Richards puts together does better tha the seventh-place Orioles of 1954. And Isn't that what we hired the man for?" At The End of Your Rope? When Aches & Pains and' winter ColdB make you feel at the end of your top* . .. Try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment NOW OPEN At Former North Star Location '/: Mile from Blytheville on N. Highway 61 — Phone POplar 3-9922 Serving Good Food & Catering to Parti*!— Large & Small Enjoy Dancing In Our Newly. Decorated Dining Room ROBERTSON'S Good Food Rebecca and .limmic Robertson : , ', -•-•^Sflj^ END SEASON TOMORROW — Osceola's Seminoles finishing strong after a weak beginning, will close out their 1954-55 .season tomorrow afternoon when they entertain Marked Tree in their annual Turkey Day contest. Members of the squad are: front row (left to right) — Ben Wells, Lloyd Moore, Lyman Shoemaker, Otto Fleming, Eddie Parham, J. L. Smith, Illey Ellis, Jerry Stilwell, Ray Mann, Tom Pat Hartley, Bill Blias. Jerry Hill, George Cone. Second row — Coach * * * * Jim Lee Stevens, Kenny Clark, Jake Morse, S. E. Stovall, L, Meadows, Dick Lowe, Larry Halsey, Allen Craig, Dcwey Gentry, Sharon Faulkner. Jackie Crosttiwait, Bonnie Weiss, Jimmy Robblns. Third row — Coach Austin Manner, Coach Bill Beall, Joe Thomas, Sam Nichol, Bud Henderson. Jerry Spencer, Jimmy Maloch, Wade Rodgers, Paul Goble, Bob Porter, Billy Robbins, Jimmy Eucll, Hclsou Hopkins and Mark Chitwood. (Courier News Photo) f * * # Osceola, Marked Tree to Renew Old Gridiron Rivalry Tomorrow Teams Clash on Osceola's Field In County's Only Turkey Day Game OSCEOLA — Tomorrow's traditional Thanksgiving Day clash with the Marked Tree Indians will officially close out he 1954 footbalt campaign for the Osceola Seminoles. The two teams Will square of .t 2 p.m. tomorrow on Hale Fielc lere in, the 25th renewal of one o "forth. Arkansas' oldest high schoo ootball rivalries. This will be the nly Turkey Day action in the ounty. Over the 25-year period, Marked 'ree holds the edge in games won y a 12-11 count and the Seminoles 'ill be out to knot the score at 12 piece in tomorrow afternoon's •ay. The traditional Thanksgiving af- air is another of those toss-up ,mes where records can be irown out the window for it h Iways been a battle from the pening whistle right down to the nal gun. Marked Tree favorite According to pre-game statistics he Marked Tree eleven must be iven the favorite's role as they ave beaten several ball clubs hlch in turn beat the Seminoles. oach Bill Beall's outfit lost to arle 24-20 and the Indians came ut on the top end of a 19-7 score, n the comparative basis with iggott, the Seminoles played to a 3-13 deadlock and Marked Tree merged a 14-7 victor. But, as stat- d previously, this annual rivalry as seen the tavored team bow to ie underdog on several occasions, nd this might be one of those ears. Although on paper the Semi- oles' record does not look too im- •essive they have since the third ill game of the season been in iere for either a win or one of iose horseshoe games, where oseness almost counts, but does- t. Since the West* Memphis tilt e Seminoles have won three, lost ur and tied one. The losses have een by a total of thirteen points, vided up with n. 6-0 loss to Burette, a 7-6 loss to Helena, on the tort end of a 14-12 score against eiser, and a 24-20 loss to Earle. In their 13-13 game with Piggott is past weekend the Seminoles jotted the Piggott team thirteen held the Mohawks scoreless the remainder of the way while battling their way from the bottom rung of the ladder to score in the final twenty-five seconds to tie the game up. And Osceola fumbles set up both PigSOtt touchdowns. The first came on the very first piny Irom scrimmage with Piggott recovering at the Seminoles' 29 and marching on to a touchdown. The next time the Semfnoles got the ball, they rolled to two straight first downs before fumbling at the Osceola 35 with Piggott recovering. The Mohawks marched to their second touchdown here to put the Seminoles well behind the eight ball. But the Seminoles, who are used to being behind, came rearing back in the second period. With Lloyd Moore, Jake Morse and Wade Rogers leading the way, they drove to the five from where Rogers scored to erase seven points from Piggott's lead. The Seminoles tied it up with a late surge in the closing minutes of the game. Rodgers, one .of the finest T quarterbacks in the district, took to the air and combined his talents with the running of Moore to move to the Mohawks' five from ,where Rodgers passed to end Dewey Gentry in the end for the tying score. Seniors Captains Keiser Girls Beat Wilson Yellow Jacket Sextet Cops Easy 64-31 Win KEISER — Reiser's top ranked senior girls hung up another victory here last night as they romped to a 64-31 win over Wilson. The game was the tcuture of an all-girl twin bill. In a preliminary tilt, Kclser's junior girls whipped Wilson by a 33-16 count. Shoemaker with 20 points paced Reiser's vaunted offense as the Yellow Jacket girls had little trouble in getting by their neighboring rivals. Nicholson, with 17 points, was high for Wilson. Pos. Keiser Mills 8 Shoemaker 29 B. Creecy 14 Hall Holy Smith Wilson Nicholson 17 Camper 2 Casey 4 Bo wen Whitakcr McNftb Substitutes: Keiser — H. Creecy t, B. Staggs 10, M. Davis, C. Warren. Ashley; Wilson — Bowcn, Jones, Chtindler, Walls, A. Nicholson, Nunally. So, with the memories of that comeback in their minds, the Semfnoles could very easily prove too tough for the Indians. Coach Beall will probably start: Dewey Gentry, left end; Bernie Weiss, left tackle; Paul Goble, left guard; Illey Ellis, center; Otto Fleming, right guard; Allen Craig, tackle; Sharon Faulkner, end; Wade Rodgers, quar- riRht right .erback; Jake Morse, right halfback; Lloyd Moore, left halfback and Kelson Hopkins at fullback. This will be the final high school ame for Seminole seniors Gobi. , Luxora Clash Tonight Blue Devils Win Doubleheader from Armorcl Teams DELL — Doll High's senior boys ami givls teams, after notching wins over Armorcl Inst night, take on Luxora'6 Panthers In a double header here tonight. The first game Is slated for 7;30 p.m. Last night Conch Bob Edwards Blue Devil girls whipped the visit- Ing Armorel sextet by a 50-28 score. Then the Dell boys made II n complete evening: with 68-55 verdict over Conch Wayne Ncedham's quintet. In the girls game, Richardson with 2(j points paced Dell's scoring nnd Hughes with IB led Armorel. In the boys game Johnson of Dell and Patterson of Armorel carried on a personal scoring duel with Johnson meshing 34 points and Patterson 33, Dell Pos. Armorcl Johnson (34) .,F.. (33) Patterson Nanny (2) F... (15) Ashmorc Pccples (9) ....C (10 BasseLt Gulp G (4) Coopet Stamey (12) ...O (2) Garrison Substitutions; Doll — Moody (1), Cook (4). Mlnyarcl (0). Armorel — M. Elliott, Lilly, Stinnett, Elliott (4), Con Us. Wardell Wins 2 From Steele WARDELL, Mo. — Wardell High School's basketball teams won both ends of n twin bill here last nlyht with Steele. s B re- in the first game team squeezed by Wardell Steole's serves with a narrow U7-25 victory. In the second (fnmo, WnrdelP; A team trounced the visiting Bull dogs by an 85-52 count. Wardol led all the way in this one and, except (or a brief moment In the first quarter, was never seriously threatened. Redman with 41 points and Burnett with 23 lei! Warden's scoring. Smith with 23 and Kcllcm with 14 paced Steele. Maxim, Andrews In Video Bout CHICAGO I/PI—Joey Maxim becomes another trial horse tonight, testing up-and-coming Paul Andrews ,of Buffalo, in a 10-round scrap of light heavyweights at Chicago Stadium. CBS will telecast at 10 p.m., EST. A masterful boxer but a buttercup of a puncher, Joey will be faced with a hard hitter eight years his junior. Experience might tell, just like it did when Maxim recently handed Hold goal to break the tin and lie Holland Takes 2 from Gosnell HOLLAND, Mo. — Holland's boys broke an IB-18 deadlock In the second quarter and then went on to whip Gosnell's Pirates by a 10-32 count here last night. Cletus Chllders dropped In Olympic champion Floyd Patterson his only defeat. oints in the first quarter and then Craig, Faulkner, Rodgers, Morse, Rom where I sit... 6 Joe Marsh Buz "Badgers" 'Em into Coming Attendance at Rotary Club meeting! wit a real problem — until Bui Walker, the new president, took over. Bur managed to get 100% turnout last night. "No matter how good an organization is,".Buz says, "you can't dc^a real job unless you get everybody working together and coming to meetings." "I wanted to be sure all the boy« made the first Fall meeting, 10 1 »ent each one a badge marked 'Reception Committee.' Ye«, they all ahowed up —I hare a hunch they'll keep coining back, too." From where I ait, Buz know« how to get reaulta by using hi« head a little. That was a worthwhile Idea of his. Same with Andy at the GardenTavorn. Andy co-operates voluntarily with th« Self-Regulation Program-sponsored by the- Brewing Indu«try. He keepi his place clean, n«at, and homelike. And in return for his consideration he jjeti a r«l good "reception" from the whol« community. Copyright, Arkansas Division, United States Brewers Foundation, IBM Meadows. Crosthwait, and JImrnle Euell, These boys will be cnpLalns for their final game. was followed by Delmar Reid with another that set Holland In motion Childers led Holland's scoring with 11 points and Reagan paced Gosnell with 12. In a preliminary game, Holland's girls won en.sily from the visiting Go.snell sextet. Texas Ags, Texas Tilt Tops in SWC Teams Clash Tomorrow in 'It' Contest By THE ASSOCIATED PREM The old grads and the little brothers and sisters were descending on Austin, Tex., Wednesday, eve of the annual Thanksgiving Day football battle between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. By nightfall the old town on *• Colorado would be jumping Una the university cnmpus, still called the "Forty Acres" although long ago expanded many, times, will be a behive of activity. For no matter how Uw Aggie* fare, no matter how the Longhorns do in any given season, this {jiime is it. And previous records hardly, if ever, mean a thing. Every year the two schools roll thnir season into this one game. Texas will be favored in this one mainly because they are playing on their home field. If the game WHS over at Kyle Field in Collega Station, the smart money probably be on the under-manned Aggies. Coach Ed Price or the Longhorra, who came up from. Corsican&'s great high school teams of the late '20s to become a star end and finally head coach of the Orange and White, has had a hectic s«a- aon. Price's team this year.was th« most overwhelming favorite according to sports writers, In the history of the Southwest Conference. To date, the disappointing Longhorns have won one conference game, a 35-34 tussle with Texas Christian. They also whipped Louisiana State and Washington Stale, but nobody cared much. The Aggies, beset with strife for years, started the season with a tiny nucleus that congenial Bay George, their most recently disposed couch, left behind. The Aggie officials shopped for a coach and snared highly successful Bear Bryant from Kentucky. Won Moral Victories Bryant took over and before many weeks had passed, much of the nucleus George left at College Station had quit the football .sqund. Bryant talked of using student managers and the water boy In his depleted lineup. And to date the ARRles have won several moral victories but only one gfime, a fl-0 triumph over Georgia. But there'll be little criticism of tho season's play for either team if It emerges winner in the 81st meeting of the two big state schools Thursday. ' The other five conference members, although hardly noticed for the 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day, were still in the circuit. The Bnylor Bears, with n. possible shot at a bowl game in the o/fing and their first share of a conference title possible In 30 years, worked hard for their game with nice. Rice Relaxes Ant! Rice, hampered by Injuries, took it easy in Houston. The team trainer, Eddie Wojeckl, said he hoped all hands would be ready for liie final against the high-scoring Bears. But he seemed doubtful. Arkansas' Henry Moore returned to the fold as conch Bowden Wyatt put the accent on offense in his effort to holster the sagging but Cotton Bowl headed Razorbacks. They play Houston in Houston Saturday. Both Texas Christian and Southern Methodist took it easier than usual Wednesday In preparation for their final game Saturday on the Cotton Bowl turf. Both were reporting Injuries, and TCU fol- ers said the Horned Frogs mighfc he shyer In manpower than at any time this season. RAZOR BACK SPECIAL! HAMBURGER STEAK Complete with French Fries, Combination Salad and Hot Rolls. 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