The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 29, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER M, 19S4 Razorbacks Get Week Off After Houston Win *¥** * * * * '54 Season Hogs' Best in 27 Years By RAV STEI'HKNS F^YETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks finished their best football season "in 27 years Saturday with a 19-0 victory over the University of Houston and earned a well-earned rest. Coach Bowden Wyatt said after the game Saturday: "We're not going to hit a lick for a week; this team is tired." ^ And, no wonder. Arkansas carried NavyChoicebutCotton Bowl Officials Happy DALLAS (AP) — The Cotton Bowl sought Navy for its Jan. 1 football game because it wanted to honor one of the service academies but it's happy with Georgia Tech, a Cotton Bowl official said today. "The whole idea was to honor one of the academies since the Southwest has so many military establishments," Felix R. McKnight, president of the Cotton Bowl, said. "Army doesn't play in post-sea son g aroes but we found that Navy was interested. But the Navy players voted to go to the Sugar Bowl and we got. Georgia Tech, an outstanding football team with an illustrious history. It is noted for its wide-open, pleasing style of play and we think we will have a fine football game between Tech and our host team, Arkansas of the Southwest Conference." Ticket Sales Brisk McKnight said he found interest at fever pitch In Georgia and Arkansas. Arkansas already has received 20,000 tickets and many of its people have obtained tickets in the bowl's mail sale but they're wanting more. Georgia Tech is to get between 7,000 and 8.000 tickets and is already planning special trains, McKnight said. Georgia Tech Is an old head in the bowl business, having already been in 10 and winning eight o! them. Arkansas is a sophomore at II, having appeared in only one major bowl — the Cotton Bowl In 1947 when it tied Louisiana Slate — and in the now defunct Dixie Bowl In 1948, befltlng William and Mary 21-10, 6 Man Tog Bout Heads Mat- Card Six man Ing wrestling returns to the Memorin] Auditorium ring tonight in the feature bout of the American Legion's wrestling matches. Two top teams of heavyweights, including a pair of newcomers, have been lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney for the main event. The newcomers are Nick Carter and John Venus, a pair of top ranked heavyweights. They'll be on opposing sides In tonight's brawl. Venus Is scheduled to team with Karl Kownlskl and Charlie Keene against Carter, Jack Welch and Don McGee. Three one-fall preliminnry bouts are also on the card with Kowalski scheduled to meet Carter, Kec Porker Cagers Open Tonight Northwest Louisiana First Foe; Only 5 Lettermen Back FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. UTJ—The Arkansas basketball Unzorbacks, with only five lettermen on hand, open the 1054-55 cafje senson here tonight against Northwestern Lou- Isiann. Conch Glen Rose says today that he probably will start four lettermen nnd a junior college transfer, Pete Butler, ngnlnst the Louisiana team. Rose indicated Unit Norman Smith and Buddy Smith would get the starting call as the Inside men. with Jerrcll Barnett, top scorer on lats season'8 quintet, and Carroll Scroggins opening: nt the outside posts. Butler at Outer Butler, a 0-4, 210-pounder from Jefferson City (Mo.) Junior College, will start nt center. Normnn Smith nnd Scrogplns, the team's co-cap tut us. are two- year lettermen. Barnett and Buddy Smith lettered last year. The fifth leUerman if. guurc.1 Leo McDonald. Five lettermen for the 1953-54 team were lost by Kraduntion. They lire Raymond Shaw. OrvM Elklns. Floyd Safely, Marvin Adams, and Bill Sailer. Shuw Is coaching the freshman team this year. Unused Schedule Arkansas luces n rugged schedule for December, meeting such hlghly-royimied powers as the Phillips 80 Oilers, Oklahoma City University of Tulsft, Missouri, Ole Miss nnd St. Louts University, Last season, Rose's team finished third In the Southwest Conference, and had nn overall record oi 13 victories against 10 defeats. The coach probubly will play his entire squad In next month's games as he socks a winning combination. One soplmmor scneauiea 10 meet, unner, -Keene uuiaiion. um 1 .supnumui <:. o-:j taking on McGee nnd Welch meet- Charlie Brown, is sure to sec plen- ing Venus. ty of action. Orioles After Kell, Sun Says BALTIMORE tji_The Baltimore Sun sold today it had learned Ihnt the Baltimore Orioles hnve offered catcher Clint Courtney and 550,000 to the Chicago White" Sox for (he veteran infieldcr Georpe Kell. , Prior to Inst season, when he was hampered by n bad back iind a knee injury, the 32-year-old Kell had batted over .300 in eight straight seasons and had a lifetime major league mark of .311. The bespeciacled Courtney, n scrappy player who ^oes alt-out in every game, hit .271 last season. Only Two Teams Won 10 Games NEW YORK i/Pi — Oklahoma and Tennessee Slate ended the lf)f>4 ; football season as the top winning j learns in the list of 25 unbonlen- i untied elevens. j The Soonevs nnd Tennessee State i ench finished the campaign u'ilh j 10 victories. UCLA and Ohio Stale i wore the only major schools, br- ] sides Oklahoma. lo RO through the season with perfect records. They won nine each. College ot Emporia wns one of j the other five unbeaten schools winning nine games. off eiylit victories In one of the 10-Rnme schedules in the nation, won its first full Southwest C o n Terence championship since 1930, nnd will go to the Cotton Bowl for the first time since 1947. Arknasn.s will meet GC'oryiu Tech in the New Year's Day classic at Dallas. The Southeastern Conference school, which posted a 7-3 record, was chosen Saturday after defeating Georgia 7-3, The HaxorDncks won the undisputed championship of the Southwest Conference when Rice whip ped Baylor 20-14. If Baylor had won, the Porkers would have shared the title with the Bears, who fell 21-20 to Arkansas in season play. Couch Wyatt lauded the selection of Georgia Tech its Arkansas', Cotton Bowl opponent, commenting, "We know they will be ready and in good condition." "I don't know anything about Georgia Tech this year except that they beat SMU — and that's enough," he added. Only Two Losses SMU and Louisiana State were the only teams to beat Arkansas. The, Method tat turned the trick 2114; LSU edged out a 7-6 decision. Tech Coach Bobby Dodd, who like Wyatt is n graduate of Ten- ne.see, said hts team was "very happy" that it was chosen to meet Arkansas. "Arkansas is every bit as good as we are," said Dodd. "In fact, I think they are about nne touchdown better right now. But Georgia Tech Is always up for bow! games and I'm not worried a bit." The Razorback's victory over Houston Saturday broke a two- game losing: streak, and Wyatt said bo was happy to see his team bounce back from the defeats. Before losing to SMU and LSU, the Razorbacks scored consecutive triumphs over Tulsu. Texas Chvls- linn, Baylor, Texas, Ole Miss, Rice and Texas A&M. New Tailback Wyntt unveiled a new tailback in the Houston game, nnd the youngster, sophomore Tommy Lock hurt, led the team to one touchdown. It was. Lock hurt's first appearance. He replaced Buddy Benson nt the helm of the second lenm. Benson also sparked one touchdown drive, as did starting tnil- back George Wnlkcr. Locklmrt raced around end from the three for the first Arkansas (ally; Walker plunged over from the one for the second; nnd Benson im.-iscd lo end Wnlt Matthews for the third. Tjie scoring pass wns intended for Jorry McFadden, who tipped I hi? ball into Matthews' hands. Henry Moore. Arkansas' brilliant fullback, led the Rnzorbnck ground attack with !>8 yards on 19 carries. Yesterday. Moore and the Porkcrfi' grout KUiivd, Hurt Brooks, wt'it- named to the All-Southwest Conference team. Blocking back Preston CiupMilev. the tmim's loading puss receiver, was named to the second unit. Arknnsns found little trouble from Houston's offense. The Congers never got pnst the Arkansas 25. BUD BROOKS HENRY MOORE Brooks and Moore On AII-SWC Squad DALLAS (AP) — Baylor landed three players and Arkansas and Rice two each on an All-Southwest Conference football team that leaned toward the little men for a change. Seven of the selections weighed under 200 pounds, two of them tipping the beams at only 175. While Baylor got the most places. Arkansas and Southern Methodist produced the only unanimous choices. Bud Brooks of the Razorbacks hud no competition at guard. Kenny Paul of Rice, the other Kuard, lacked only one vote of being unanimous. Versatile Frank Eidom of Southern Methodist was the other player getting all the votes but he was picked both at halfback and fullback. Baylor came up with Billy Hooper at quarterback. Henry Grem- mlnger at end mid James Ray Smith nt Uickle. MoCRlc Named Arkansas landed Henry Moore. ILs magnificent fullback, in addition to Brooks. Dicky Mocgle at halfback nnd Paul were Bice's contributions to the team. The other three members o! the conference each landed one man. Bcnie Sinclair of wlnlcss Texas A&M made one of the ends, Buck Uimford of Texas was picked nt Inckle and Hm:h Pitts of Texas Clirtstlun was a solid choice for center. Selected By Cixichcs The team was selected by the coaching staffs of the seven schools for The Associated Press. The coaches were In unanimity more than ever before. H was the first, time In years that there wasn't a tie for at least one position, making the team a 12-man affair. Oremmlnger weighs 186. Sinclair 105, Paul 185. Hooper 175, Moegle 175. Eidom 190 and Moore 185. The only 200-pounders were Smith, 222; M.ASOX-Di:;nx LIVTC World's larKest dredge, i-npnble Oncmally. the Mason nnd Dixon o [ sucking up boulders M Inches Line was marked by milestones.; in diameter was built to clear a with every filth one showing on : (..,„.,] for Canada. It includes SSOO.- one Mde. the Pcnn family coat-tit- r, 00 worth of electrical equipment arms and that oi Lord Baltimore : for powol . „,,,, controls. on the other, the.--e br-int; ijie disputers who had the hue marked Chick Boosters To See SMU Film A film of the Arkansas-SMU n;\mc will be shown tonight at 8 at the weekly mod ing of the Chicka- MIW Booster Club in the High School £>MH. Dun McCaskill, .club president. sntd Iliiii the film was complete and equipped with sound. The film runs for approximately one hour. A mriMlnn nt tlif rlub's board of directors \\-\\\ follow iho showing of the t'llni, McCaskill mud. Osceolan Wins Final Grid Picks Wayne Pierce of Osci'ola is the winner of the $10 cash prize In the Courier News' final [ootball contest of Ihe .seii.son. Pierce correctly picked the winners of 20 of the 2'l contest, games to finish in n tie \vitli (Jut* 1 Cnldwell of Blytheville bill Pierce was de- clured the winner becnuse he guessed the closest, to the score of the Ole Miss-Mi.s.Mssippi State game. Pierce picked the score 20-7 in fuvor of Ole Miss while Cnldwe,]! guessed 21-13 in favor of the Rebs. The final score wns 14-0 in favor of Mississippi. Lansford, 220; Brooks, 200, and Pitts, 205. Watch those Teeth ANN ARBOR. Mich,— Be careful wiUl those first teetli and you might save yourself a lot of trouble in later years. Dr. Robert E. Meyers. University of Michignn professor of Dentistry, says the first teeth determine the shape of teeth to come. Proper care of a child's first teeth will eliminate two-tl'.rds of the trouble normally experienced in later yenrs.hc snys. THE END? — Allio Reynolds, who has been considering leaving baseball, inspects bandaged hand after operation. The Yankee hurler suffered a bone-deep cash in an accident with a floss door. Doctors don't know if he . .ever can pitch again. (NEA> When can I eee the sporty New Monte I air ? _AT YOUR MERCURY DEALER'S THURSDAY, DEC. 2 SPEAKER DARK—Signed b y the Giants for two years at i$36,500, Shortstop Alvin Dark 'addressed 8000 people at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort "Worth. The occasion wns the Texas Baptist Brotherhood con- i vention. (NBA) Poor Start Meant Good Finisk for Seminoles OSCEOLA Osceola's Seminoles closed out their 1954 football season last Thursday with a 12-7 victory over Marked Tree and a sweet victory it was. Not only did the win tie the traditional Thanksgiving Day series between the two teams at 13 games apiece, it furnished a fitting climax to a great comeback of the Seminoles. Starting the season with only two starters from a 1953 team which won eight, lost three and tied one, the Seminoles made too many mistakes in the earlier games which left them on the short end of the score, but with Wade Rodgers, Osceola's Split T quarterback, and Paul Goble, senior left guard, giving balance to the inexperienced group the Seminoles shedded their algae formation about one-fourth of the way around the twelve lap trap and things began to pick up for the Osceola Tribe. Tough Schedule For a Class B team, the Seminoles probably play the toughest schedule in the State. They open with Blytheville. a Double A perennial powerhouse, and along the route encounter six Class A teams and live Class B ball clubs. Pointing for any special game is out for the Osceola eleven for they could not afford to overlook any of their opponents as any of them were capable of a win. But on the other hand, most of the teams put the finger on their game with the Indians and things were pretty tough for the Osceola team. Outside of their losses to the Blytheville Chicks and the West Memphis Blue Devils the Osceola team with a break here or there could have taken any of the games they lost. Burdette was a 6-0 victor over the Tribe in their fourth game. Pocahontas fell by the wayside in led Helena team eaked out a 7-6 win. With a 12-7 lead in the third quarter Wade Rodgers' services were lost In that quarter and Kelser went on to win H-12. Reiser climaxed a great football year by being placed in the number two spot in rankings of Class B teams throughout the State. Then came Earle who two weeks prior to their meeting with the Seminoles, beat West Memphis 6-0, and Sarle had to come from behind In the final minutes if play to take a 24-20 win. Osceola had two touchdowns called back in that game. Beat Wilson The "big un" every year for the Tribe is their tilt with the Bulldogs from Wilson and they took a 21-0 win over the team from South Mississippi County. Lepanto fell 20-0 in the next battle. In their, final road, game against Piggott it looked for a long time as though the horseshoe had hit the Seminoles square in the kisser when the Mohawks jumped out front in the first quarter with a 13-0 lead, but the Seminoles, who have battled against terrific odds all season, kept plugging away and a Rodgers to Gentry pass with twenty-five seconds left on the clock tied the game at 13-13. Then came the Indians from Marked Tree to oppose the Seminoles in their final game which was played on their own environs on Turkey Day. Both teams battled on the see-saw for a quarter TD from the Seminole 29. The conversion was good and the Marked Tree team left the field at intermission with a 7-0 lead. An onside kickoff to start the second half was recovered by Osceola and a TD drive was on the way with Jake Morse, senior right halfback going over from the two yard line. The try for extra point on a pass play was incomplete and the battle was on. In the fourth frame Osceola began another march toward paydirt and they took a 12-0 lead when Morse again went over from one yard out. With a 12-7 lead, the Indians from Marked Tree tried everything in the book, but the Osceola defensive outfit put out with everything they had and finally took over on their own 35. With four minutes to go, Osceola was penalized five yards for too much time and three plays later had to boot picked up a from their own twelve yard line and took to the airlanes. One pass was incomplete, no receiver could be found on the second try and Bobby Scott was dropped hard when he tried to run outside. The next pass was good for six down the middle and on their fourth try Dick Lucas pulled one in at the Marked rTee 32 and one play later the gun sounded ending the 1954 season. out. Marked Tree first down starting the fifth frame 33-13 but a Powers' and then Marked Tree broke for a Read Courier News Classified Ads. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Nov. 29 8:15 p.m. Adults 50e — Children 15e • GIANT 6 MAN TAG MATCH Karl "Killer" Kowalski Nick Carter John Venus VS. Jack Welch Charley Keene Don McGee 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 1 out of 3 Falls ALSO 3 ONE FALL MATCHES Kowalski Keene Venus vs. vs. vs. Carter McGee Welch 30 Minute Time Limit KEHTUCKY BOURBON \f YELLOWSTONE IT'S THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY $& $C28 $O34 $169 •flltllf 1^ fKTH %J PINT I'/ 2 PINT (PLUS TAX) We distill «very drop- W« boft/e every drop YELLOWSTONE, INC., LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY •6 PROOF ALSO AVAILABLE-*) PROOF AND 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BONO

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