The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1954 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 6, 1954
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (AM.)' COURIER NEW! MONDAT, DECEMBER «, 1984 U.A. Fans toGive Wyatt Car, $20,000 Today Porks' Coach to Split Cash with His Staff FWTfEVlLLE. Ark. (AP) — Less than two years ago Bowdeii Wyatt arrived at the University of Arkansas from Wyoming, driving a pickup truck. Today the Razorback football coach and his wife and daughter will step into a handsome 1055 automobile (Cadilac), a gift from the people of Arkansas in rccognt- j tion of Wyatt's astonishing success with the Razorbaclts. That's not all that's in store for the young Cotton Bowl-bound coach. There's the matter of $2,0.300 contributed by thousands ol Arkansas people in a whirlwind two- week Bowden Wyatt Appreciation Fund drive. Not Much of a Drive Actually, it wasn't much of a drive. A group calling themselves the Fund Committee simply announced that they were open for business and the money started pouring in. Wyatt insists that a large part of the fund be divided iiniong people who have worked with him. This includes assistant coaches, many of whom he brought from the University of Wyoming two years ago, and every other em- ploye of the athletic department who is connected with the football program. On top of that, Wyatl has been voted a pay Increase from $12,000 to $15,000 yearly by the University Board of Trustees. Also, the trustees hope to give Wyatt and his staff an extra month's pay this year. That will be to pay for the added effort of coaching the Razorbacks prior to their Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl date with Georgia Tech in Dallas. Tex. teeal Anslc Questioned The trustees aren't certain yet whether it's legal for the state- supported University to award nn extra month's salary. In 1053. bis first year »l Arkansas, Wyntt won three games and lost seven. Wyatt joined most of the predictors in expecting nothing better for Arkansas for 1054. On the surface, the only difference In the two tennis was H minu.v The single wing Porkers lost two all-Southwest Conference players—tailback Lamar McHan and wcak.sidn end Floyd Siigely— and there seemed to be no one to take their place. The young Porkers—overloaded with sophomores—surprised everyone. Led by Senior guard Bud Brooks, sophomore tailback George Walker, and Junior fullback Henry Moore, they whipped Tulsa, Texas Christian. Baylor, Texns Ole Miss. Texas A&M and Rice. They tost then to Southern Methodist and Louisiana State, but came back to close out with a lll-t) victory over the University of Houston. l.«l WyonihiK To '''op Success nl Arkansas murkcd the .second time in Wyatt's short career that lie bus built a winner out of a long-time loser. Uuer Wyatt. the Wyoming Cowboys won their first Skyline Conference crown In history. Wyatt's Wyoming teams won 30. lost seven and tied one during his five years there. Wyatt, a native of London, Tenn., played his college football under Bob Ncyland at Tennessee. An end, he captained the 1D3S team which completed in Ihe 1030 Rose Bowl. , He started coaching at Mississippi Stale, where he was an assistant until he entered the Navy after the 1(M2 season. He returned to Mississippi State In 194(1 and iiioved to Wyoming the following year. Wyalt Is married lo Hie former Molly Miller. They have a 12-year- oUI daughter, Mary Gayle. Blytheville Team NipsBraggadocio Independents Get 44-43 Victory in Caruthersville Tilt Bv Sunny Snndrrs — Blytheville's Independent basketball team edged out the Braggadocio, Mo.. Independent's 44-43 at the Armory here Sunday afternoon. West was Blythevllle's high point man with 22 points. Arnold was high for Braggodocio with !f> points. Blytheville had a first quartu edge of 10-9. However, they were slightly behind at the close of the half 24-22. Braggadocio l<Vit the lead in the third quarter with Blytheville ahead 34-30 going Into the fourth Braggadocio made a futile attempt In win In the final chapter They scored 13 points to Blythcvtlle's 10, hut as the whistle blew it was 44-43. Preceding the fllythevillc-Braga- docio contest WIVK a cage gume between the Whiskered Wizards, a professional team from Kansas am the Southeast Missouri All stars formerly the Kennctt All Stars. The Whiskered Wizards won thai game 73-03. Their high point mar was Stroud who scored 22 polnt.s The All Star's high scorer with 20 was Gene Turner. The Wizards kept tile lead throughout the contest and also providec comedy such as playing bnsebal with the basketball late In the game. Baylor, Not Arkansas, Was SWCs Standout By THE ASSOCIATED I'llliSS The Southwest Conference football campaign is at an end and the statistics show Baylor should be the champion instead of Arkansas. Trouble wa.s they measured the title by points scored instead of yards made. The Golden Bears led the leiiRue both in offense and defense, averaging 329.7 yards per gnme and giving up 261. Baylor beat out Southern Methodist as a result of the finul name— SMU's 26-H loss lo Notre Diiine Saturday. The Irish run up -111 yards on the Methodists, meanwhile holding them to 103. Arkansas, which won tlie clmm- pionship. was a flat last in Doth statistical departments. The Razorbacks averaged only 246 yards per game on ottense and gave up 'J7U.8 •on defense. Baylor players look (wo mdivnml championships, Billy Hooper led the passers with 50 completions in 107 throws for 818 yards. Henry Greniminser topped the pass-receivers with 18 catches for 323 yards. Dicky Mocglc. Rice halfback, led in ball-carrying by » wide margin. He made 005 yards on 144 runs. Frank Eidom ol Southern Methodist was second with (>77 on 126. El Wood Ki'UlL'r, lln- busy TrXi^ A&M quarterback, was Ihc total offense leader with 937 yards on 221 plays. It was just three yards more than Hooper. Ray Taylor ol Texas Christian Gosnell and Dell Clash Tonight DELL — Dt-l!';> Blue Devils go after their sixth consecutive win here lomsht when they entertain Gosnell's Pirates m the feature game of a basketball twin bill. The Blue Devils of Coach Bob Edwards have won their last Jive games in a row. In the first came, scheduled lor T:30, the Blue Devil Rirl> will *\\~ tempt to get back on the winnuif; trail at the expense of the Gosnell girls after suflerinp their first loss of the season at Monette Friday afternoon. led the punters with an tivenigc of -11.0 yards on -1<1 kick.s, Dunne Null ol SMU topped In punt returns with nn average of '2\ yards on 5 runs. Ronnie CHnk.scale. of Texas Christian led In kickoff returns with flv« lor liift vimls, un SWIM'UKC ol 33. (i. George Wnlker of Arkansas wa.s the lending inteceplor of passes. He gathered in six lor flu yards. Moegle led the .scorers with 72 points with Kelt lei' second at -I. Arkansas wound up with the best season record, winning eight gmnes and losing two while Baylor and Rice, had -K1. The eunterence I nut nn intersectional record of 15 victories against nine losses—the byst mark along this line in yeiir.s. HIGH TIDE lllylhcvllle IjOiiK <G l RO.S.S 121 (22) Kerbough 121 CnWva-11 UOi Foil. F F C G G <21 Morgan < 101 Crow (Id Arnoll (G> Teeter (3i Scotl Substitutions: Blylhovlllc—Hnlslcad 2i. BraKRHclocio—James 16), Cameron. All Stars I'ns. WtarUs B. Tui-m'r Hi F (21 > Medley Parkinson i|!)i F U2i Dnlcy Turnor (20) C (22» stnmd Bucy (81 F* 10) Martin Mcllaney iOi G ilOi Conper SnbKlllulions: All Stars-Franks, Draclcn. Wizards Rakestraw (2). White Sox, Orioles In 17-Player Trade NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox today com pleled a seven player deal with the Baltimore Orioles with catcher Clint Courtney moving to the Sox as the big name in the trade. 70-Gome Grid Slate Booked For Porkers FAYE1TEVIU.E, Ark. i/Vi—The 1H55 luotbnll schedule of the University of Arkansas Razorbarrk.s has been imnouncvcl by the Faculty Committee on Athletics. The schedule, lIstlnK a renewal with Oklahoma A&M, Includes three consecutive home Raines. The schedule date, opponent and .site: Sept. 17, Tulsa. Payetleville. Sept. -.M, Oklahoma A&M, Little Huck. Oct.. 1, Toxns Christian, Fayctte- vllle. Oct. 8. Baylor. Wnru. Oct. 15, Texas. Little Rock Oct. 1!2, Ole Mis*. Memphis. Oct. '.!!>. Texas A&M. Fayetta'ille. Nov. ft. Rice. Houston. No. 12. SMU. Dallas, Nov. 19, LSU. Little Rock. Ooini! with Courtney to Chicago were pitcher Bob Chakales and In- ficlder Jim Bridcweser in exchange tor pitchers Don Johnson and Don Pcrnicso, Infielder Fred Marsh and catcher Malt Balls. The announcement was made (here us Hie major leagues opened their three-day winter meetings. Ed Short, press director for the White Sox, said the swap was a straight player transaction Involving no cash. Sought By Others Cowtiicji ha.s been sought by scv- veral clubs Including Cleveland ever since he broke In with the old St. Louis Browns. He is regarded as a j high spirited competitor, a good han ! dler of pitchers but only a moderat ' hitter. He compiled a .210 averag In 122 games with the Orioles Ir 11)54,. Johnson is the No. 1 player so 1 Ing to the Orioles. A former Nett j York Yankee farmhand, he appear ! i-d in 46 games and had an 8-7 record. Nine Chickasaws Are Named On All-District IIAA Squad Newport Gets 8 Berths, Jonesboro 4 on Teams Blytheville's Chickasaws dominated the All-District IIAA football selections announced yesterday, receiving nine berths on the mythical team selected by District JIAA coaches. The nine positions awarded the Ihicks was the most given a Blytheville team on the honor squad in the past three years. A total of 24 players were picked Chicks Football Banquet Tonight Bo Coppedge/ Navy Plebe Coach, to Address Gridders Members of the 1954 Blytheville High'School football team will be guests of ' honor tonight at the school's annual football banquet In Hotel Noble. And a former Blytheville High School grid great, Lt. Oliver (Bo) Coppedge, will be the principal speaker. Coppedge, who is now plebe coach at the Naval Academy, was scheduled to fly here tonight aboard a Navy plane for the speaking engagement. The banquet, is scheduled to 7 p.m. and will be open to the public. A charge of $1.50 per plate is being made and tickets can be obtained in downtown Blytheville at the Mead Clothing Company, Kelley's Friendly Shoe Store or Owens Drgu Store. Tickets may also be purchased trom members of the 1954 Chick squad. Four-Man Bout Tops Mat Card It'll be four-mini UK wrest ling tonight 1" the iniiin event of Ihc American Legion's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. Knrl (Killer) Kowalski and John Venus will make up one of the two tennis. They will be opposed by Lester Welch mid Don McGee. This bout is expected to be* n roviKh ftifiiiv. It WAS (irnwgecl alter last week's wild .six-mini bout that ended in a near riot. And Kowalski. Venus and McGee look part in thnV one wit.ll Mcdee out to iict revenge lonif-hl for the rough handling he got lost week. Two one-fall preliminary bouts a re on the ca rd with Kowalskl meeting Welch and McGee taking on Venus. Sports Roundup— Found: Meaning of TV Announcer's Stress on Official Time Out Phrase Ky G.AYU-; TAU1OT i NEW YORK M'' — Mas am une : ! rise been wondering ;ill season . \vhv ihe television .aimoimcei 1 ; i would, in some iastimri's, bear ! ; down on Hie plira>e "The reieroe ! ! hit:, culled an otlk'itil tune out" ' J while, in others, he would content j himself with a simple nnnounce- i men; that Siwnsh had requested ! a time out? I Well, there were times when it nearly pot this a rim-hair oracle down. Only thing we eon Id conclude wus that the vulcK committee must have gotten together while we were out of town mid done a job on the time-out department. Just what it was ihey had done, though, we could never quite Mgure out. That's KlKht — Tis Cue Finally .swallowed our pride ihe other ilny and a.sked. Got an an- >wrr loo. "Phut "the referee hits. etr." is not hint;' more than a tip lo the various commercials on the n a lion a 1 hunk up that the time bus ronif for iliem to .shine. You might i-iill it a cue for the hucksters. We lace the 1955 season with renewed, confidence. The recent decision of Harry Sint thews to retire from the rum "while I still cjui walk straight" recalls the story that Ills manager, colorful Jtick Hurley, \vus fond of telling about his first encounter with the Const heavyweight in 19-19. Ma thews at the time hud been t'iiiMmg for n -decade without pel- lint; anywhere, and was dead broke. A Ultle Hough Hurley opened the conversation by siiymy he always cut his fighters risht down the middle, or 5050. Mathews sugj-ested that was a lutle rouijh. "What are you making no.\v?'" Hurley u.sked. "Nothing." Matthews replied- "Well," the mnn- ni;er said. "50 per cent of noihinR Isn't much. If I take you on, you'll be netting 50 per cent of me." And that wa.s how one .of the more successful piiRilistii' punner- ships of recent times was founded. Matthews never had cause lo rc- srel it. The canny Hurley Moored him into one lucrative match after another, inclurtmi; an ill-fated assault on Rocky Mnreiano and three heavy money jotiMs \vith Don Cockell, Ihe British Empire champion. Instead of being broke. Matthews retires a comparatively wealthy yonn^ man. Girl Gets Limit CARMI. 111. '.•?» — Myrna Embrcc proved what's sauce for the gander is for women, too. She shot two Canadian geese to become the first woman hunter of the season to bag the limit at Horseshoe Luke. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3-3122 Wade Furn. Co. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 6 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c TAG MATCH John Venus Lester Welch and vs. .and Karl 'Killer' Kowalski Don McGee •JO Minnie Time Limit—Best 2 out of 3 falls 2 One-Fall Matches Venus vs. McGee and Kowalski vs. Welch 30 Minnie Time Umif Read Courier News Classified Ads, Arkansas-LSU Film to Be S/iown Here A film of the Arkansas-Louisiana State football game will be shown tomorrow night at the weekly meeting of the Chickasaw Boosters Club. The meeting Is scheduled for 8 p.m. In the Blytheville High School gymnasium. following the showing of the film there will be a meeting; of the club's board of directors, Dan McCaskill, club president said. The meeting is open to the public. Tiger Cagers Open Tuesday Caruthersville Team to Travel To Steele for Gam* on the honor squad, 12 on an offensive team and 12 on a defensive unit. Five Blytheville players were 1954 season Tuesday night when picked on the offensive unit and they, journey to Steele, Mo. Both four on the defensive team. In both I the A and B teams will see action. CARUTHERSVIL.LE — Caruth- irsville's Basketball Tigers, with five returning lettermen, open their cases. Chick players dominated the selections. from Newport Newport had eight players picked on the 24 man squad, Jonesboro four and Forrest City two. End Chuck Langston, tackles Allen Shanks and John Fong, and backs Danny Edgmon and Kenneth Fisher were picked on the,offensive unit. Fong, however, was named to a guard position. . On the defensive unit Jimmy Gee and Jodie Hall were given the guard berths and Bobby Jones and Charles <Bug> Abbott were picked in the baekfieid. Here are the all-district listings as picked by the coaches: Division IIAA Offensive Unit 6 E—Ben Brownstein, Newport E—Chuck Langston, Blytheville T—Allen Shanks, Blytheville T- -Billy Compton, Newport G—John Fong, Blytheville C—David Adcox, Newport B—Danny Edgmon, Blytheville B—Lloyd Wodman, Newport B—Carl Hohn, Newport B—Don Riggs, Jonesboro B—Kenneth Fisher, Blytheville Defensive Unit E—Bobby Jones, Newport E—Billy Steed, Forrest City T—Jack Settles, Jonesboro T—Jim Pickens, Jonesboro G—Jimmy Gee, Blytheville G—Jodie Hall, Blytheville C—Eldon Hawley, Forrest City B_BUIy McDonald, Newport , B—Earl Don Rawlings, Newport B—Bobby Jones, Blytheville B—Charles Abbott, Blytheville Last year CftruthersviHe won both games. They won the A game 57-42 and the B game 35-24. The Tigers have been practicing under the direction of Coach Joe Parkinson for the past four weeks. However, Caruthersville's main cagers were out for football and managed to gel in only a week ol basketball practice. Returning lettermen are: Dale Abernathy, James Darnell, Jerry McClanahan, Bob Willis, and Bill Grigory. Only one of last year's nine lettermen still in school that has not come out for basketball is York Hughes. Those boys that have been out for basketball during the past month are: Lee Bennett Jones, Joe White, Jerry Camp, Morris Patterson, Bill Collins, Dennie Green, Carl Pool, Arlie Wattle, Bob Mollett, Jimmy Dean, Phil Kelly, Clark Stone, Bob Carter, Darnell, and Abernathy. Football players that began basketball practice last Monday are: McClanahan, Willis, Grigory, Bob Bartholomew, Jim Southern, Louis Cook, Logan Cook, George Cbok, Gerald Clayton, and Al Pounds. Coach Parkinson, who has been coaching for about five years, is a graduate of Caruthersville High School and Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. He became local basketball coach last year. Harrison Teams Win Two Games Harrison High School'! basketball teams won their second victories of Osceola in the Harrison High gym. the season here Saturday night turning back Wilson Trade School teams in a pair of games. The Harrison girls were victorious by a 41-11 count in the first game. Ruby Brown scored 33 points to lead the Dragonettes. In the boys game, Harrison chalked up a 67-30 win with Flowers scoring 35 points. Friday night, the Harrison teams play teams from Rosewall High in JAMES E. PEPPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon 6 years old 86 proof Whiskey drinkers sometimes don't believe uc when we say no chaser is needed with oar James E. Pepper Straight Kentucky Bourbon. But after one tasl« they do! In 174 yean of distilling fine whiskey, this is ihe mildest Bourbon whiskey we'Te ever bottled. Try H straight... without a chaser. Or try il "on the rocks", in a cocktail or highball for the smoothest mixed drink yon ever tasted. 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