The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 30, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1955
Page 9
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NOVEMBER 80, 1958 BLYTHF.V1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN1 Baseball Trade Talk with Lane In Middle Perks Up at Meeting By JOE RKICIILEB COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — M.iior league trade talk, almost nil during the opening Hays of the minors' convention perked up briskly today and,' as usual, frantic Frankic I .me the boldest barlerer of liicm all, was right in the middle of things. The energetic general mamiKCV of the St. Louis Cardinals, who has found it tough sledding in his efforts to swing his first National Lea" ue swap since he quit the Chicago While Sox last month, ap- peircci finally to ue making some coiifercnce with officials of the He spent most of yesterday in Phillies* and Chicago Cubs. While New York Gianls. Philadelphia no deal stemmed from these long sessions, it was expected that something will develop when he resumes negotiations with the three clubs today. Lane admitted he was seeking a veteran catcher, a right-handed hitting outfielder and a front-line pitcher. It can be reliably reported that the Cardinals are trying: to woo \Ves Westrum' strong defensive but Giants in exchange for infielder Solly Hemus and one of two out- :ielders believed to be Harry Elliott and Pete Whisenant. Bragg City Invitational Next Week BRAGG CITY — The Bragg City Invitational basketball tournament gets underway Dec. 5 and continues through Dec. 10 with eight boys teams and eight girls teams slated for action. First round play is set for Dec. 5 and 6. A consolation bracket for losers begins Dec. 7 with semi-finals of the championship class Dec. 8. Finals in both classes is set for Dec. 10. Boys teams entered are Cardwell, Campbell. Caruth, Gideon. Holcomb, Kennett, Senath and Bragg City. Girls teams invited are Caruth, Arbyrd, Holcomb, Kennett. Piseott, Maiden, Senath and Bragg City. Tie Giants reportedly have sounded Lane out on an entirely different deal, a big one that would involve Schocndienst, the Cards' aging but still brilliant second baseman. The deal would include Whitey Lockman and right- handed Jim Mean) of New York Both Lane and General Manager Roy Hamey of the Phillies ac- Kiiowledged they were "not too far apart" in their proposed transaction that involves several play- era of regular status. Both sides declined to mention names. In the American League, Cleve- land, seeking to strengthen such positions as first base, pitching anc catching, has talked to Baltimore concerning first baseman Gus Triandos and catcher Hal Smith Sherman Lollar and to Washiag- ton about Southpaw Maury McDer- rnott. In New Field House Porkers Open Rugged Cage Slate Tomorrow FAYETTEVILLE — Four seniors and a junior will embark on one of Arkansas' all- time tough basketball schedules this coming Tuesday night — and the curtain will go up on what could be a new era of cage-play for the Razorbacks. The game will be in the new Porker Field House — and will feature last year's NAIB finalists — the Savages of Southeastern Oklahoma. The campaign will be the 13th for court-wise Glen Rose whose iondest wish is to return his Razorbacks to the top of the Southwest Conference standings. He's guided them to five titles In the past and in his three years back at Arkansas after a decade away—the Porkers have continued to climb. They're not even mentioned as title favorites this season, but after fifth, third and second place finishes in succession— the championsip is the only way up. No Big Man Rose starts play in the new Field House with a quartet of rangy 6-4 men and a six-footer—who oddly enough is the scoring champ. Seniors Buddy Smith. DeQueen; Manuel whitley. Bismarck: Pete Butler, Jefferson City, Mo.; and junior Terry Day, Magnolia—all 6-4— will go after the point-crown against Jerald BarneU, Harrison. The much-smaller Barnett has led Arkansas' scoring for three straight years, 160 points as a freshman; 225 points as a sophomore; and 247 last year to vein in the last came of the season. Arkansas' opopsition is formidable. Southeastern is the defending Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion; finished the 1954-55 season with a 37-5 season record; and swept clear through the NAIB tournament to the finals where they lost to East Texas State. One-Sided SeriM Coached by Bloomer Sullivan, the Savages have met Arkansas eight times in the past (all under the first period pf Glen Rose' coaching) and have yet to beat the Razorbacks. Their series includes two games each in four different seasons: 1923-33— 32-29 and 24-22; 1935-37—33-19 and 30-28; 1939-39-51-33 and 36-31; and 1941-42—30-19 and 38-36. Although Rose freely admits nis major problem this season will be defensing the big man, Jie can take some comfort in the fact that Southeastern will not hurt Arkansas there. Sullivan's crew goes rts higher than 6-5, and will play some eligible freshman. The Rnzorbacks run into another formidable foe this coming Saturday night as they continue their tough December slate. Arkansas will host another conference champion— from the Missouri Valley—the University of Tulsa. Clarence Iba opens his season also on Thursday against Texas A&M so Arkansas will have an opportunity to gauge Football Expansion, in SeMo Seen IT'S ALL IN THE MIND itself alongside of SWC competition early. loath Road Trip The Porkers take to the road—an Oklahoma road at that—after the pair of home games. They meet Oklahoma University, Oklahoma A&M and the sensational Phillips "Oil- ers" at Norman, Stillwater and Bartlesville before the SWC tournament. Rose apparently will not be in a position to throw unlimited reserves into the game as he did last year. After his starting five (and Buddy Smith has a slight shoulder ailment), he has only two lettermen— Joe Dickson and Joe Kretschmar. A quartet of sophs will unodubt- edly get an early baptism of varsity play, however. They are Stanley WiUiams, Wayne Dunn, Freddy Grim and Ed Dozier. WHILE THE GRIDIRON OF '55 PALS IHTO A TANGL& OP LIMB* I AND (LlKS oi.£ , Mif9' 3AKBAHA "*WtMA!.L Johnny Saxton was knocked out first 54 bouts. He of Newark, N.J., April 1 by Tony DeMarco in the but once in his | 14lh round, thereby losing his wel- was stopped last ; terweight title. Despite Worst Season Faurot Wins Acclaim Of His Players COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Don Faurot just finished the worst football season in his coaching career — 9 losses in 10 games — but his players acclaim him "the best coach In America." University of Missouri back them. Strange happenings in a period when a flock of coaches—and even fl coach's wife—have been hanged in efi'igy by disgruntled fans? Faurot, inventor of football's split-T formation, drew some alumni fire during the disastrous season but you wouldn't have known it at the annual Missouri football banquet lust night. Dr. Elmer Ellis, the university president ,read two brief papers. One from the institution's athletic advisory committee was a resolution commending Faurot and others responsible for the athletic program and recommending that To Be Retained "Don Paurot be retained as athletic director and head football coach," The committee consists of r.ien who relay the attitude of alumni throughout the state university officials governing the sports program. The other paper signed by 49 members of the varsity football squad said: "Coach Don Faurot is the best coach in America and we petition you to keep him. Our coach stands for the things we want." Paurot, 53, has been a head football coach 26 years—18 of those at Missouri. Some alumni grumblings in the past have beer, aimed at his methods of obtaining athletes. He concentrates on players living in Missouri, does practically no out-of-state recruiting. He also officials, believes In strict adherence to tb« Big Seven Conference and NCAA codes on recruiting and subsidization. His overall record at Missouri M 96 victories, 74 defeats and 9 tlw. He's a strict disciplinarian wtti his players. It's follow the training rules, or else——. He shouldered the blamt tor the losing season. "The players had the spirit and the desire," Faurot said. "In t like this the failure can b« only the coach's." Faurot's reception at season's end was just the opposite of that accorded a number of other coaches, principally on the Wes* Coast. Wife "Hanre* At the University of Washington, about 30 football players rebelled against coach Johnny Cherberg. They took their complaints to Harvey Cassill, director of athletic*. Jim Sutherland, a backfield coach, was fired but Cherberg i» still on the Job. Both Sutherland and th« players denied Sutherland had anf connection with the uprising. Several coaches in the West ha»« been hanged in eifigy and at San Jose State the effigy of Mrs. Bob Bronzan, wife of the head coach, was found banging from a telephone pole. Eddie Price, playing lor th« New York Giants in 1961 ,set a National Football league ball carrying record with 271 carries. He averaged J.« yards per cany. FIRST choice in gas and oil... America's leading petroleum research laboratory assures you of top quality products. Outstanding among them is Esso Extra Gasoline for '56 with D-FROST*. the special additive that prevents stalls caused by carburetor icing. By SONNY SAN1JEUS Courier NRWS Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — A Missouri newspaper editor and avid sports fan believes more smaller schools throughout the area will take up the sport of football within the next few years. Ralph N. Hawkins, editor and publisher of the Southeast Missourian of portageville says. "Oive us more rural boys taking part in the sport and you will see their parents and friends coming and rooting for the home team." The newsman claims that ninny small schools would presently have grid teams "but for cotton picking; vacation." Hawkins points to Port-1 ageville, which tied for first pLicej In the Little Six Conierence dcspits| their cotton picking vacation. Some Agree Some Southeast Missouri sports: editors say they agre with Hawkins' that smaller school can and should offer their boys a chance to play football. ' While Portageville is the only [ school in New Madrid County, with : football, there are only two teams; in Dunklin County and two in Pem- Iscot County. Hayti and caruthers- ville have squads in Pcmiscot and Kennett and Maiden have Dunklin County teams. Only 11 towns have football in seven SeMo counties, Hawkins said. In Arkansas, the situation is similar for although ther are more teams, sonic of the smaller schools don't have football teams. Both Missouri and Arkansas small schools specialize in basketball. Seven in Mississippi Mississippi County schools \vith football are Blytheville. Os^eola.. Wilscn, Burdette, Shawnee. Kriser and LuKora,. The Luxora football team disbanded last year but began a reorganization program this year. It is hard for just one small schol to try, to build a football team while competing against larger schools with years of football activity behind them. Such a problem wouldn't exist n smaller northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri schools would start teams. Then loops could be formed by the smaller schools. Costs High Some argue that football equip- ment costs too much money for smaller schools. Editor Hawkins says. "Ask any boy who has participated in the sport, or most parents whose sons have played the game and they will tell you they are all for it." Hawkins sums up his ideas by quoting the immortal Knute Rockne as once saying, "Show me a boy who likes football well enough to play, both scholastically and physically, and I'll show you a man in days to come. Holland Shatters Ross, 110-16 HOLLAND — The Holland cagcrs triumphed over Ross in a twin-bill Cooler Wildcats In Cage Action Friday Night COOTER — Coach Hal Rhea's Cooler Wildcats will travel to Senath for activity on the cage court Friday night. Remainder of schedule: Dec. 6—Ross, there 13—Steele, here 20—Braggadocio, there Jan. 2— Caruthersville, here 6—Dem-ing, there 13—Hayti, there 17—Warden, here 20—Armorel, here 24—Holland, there 31—BraRg City, here Feb. 14—Steele, there here last night. Holland won the A game 110-16 and took the B contest 64-35. Kenley was high for Holland with 36 points in the A game. Bryant was hiEth for Ross with five. Holland, directed by Coach Rom Malone. had a 50-5 halftime lead. The B's led 28-14 midway through their game. Canada, a substitute, paced Holland B's with 24 points. Milan hud 17 for Ross. Ross is the new high school in Pemiscot County near Warden. This is its first year and first year in sports. 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