The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 17, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 17, 1955
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MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER PAGE NINR Signing of Mitchell Means It's Back to Split- T {or Razor backs But the System Isn't New to Oft 7 Changing Porkers By TOM DVGARD FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The signing of Jack Mitchell as the next Razorback football coach undoubtedly means the Porkers are in for another shuffle of offensive formations. Tittle and Wilson Lead West Pros to Victory LOS ANOELES (If)'— When tho and gained 157 yards as he snagged This time it will be from the single wing.of Bowden Wyatt to the split-T of Mitchell. Mitchell, a former standout quarterback at Oklahoma University, where the spllt-T lias been used to greatest advantage, will set about converting tailback George Walker of Rlson into a quarterback. T-Sinule — Split T In six years the Razorbacks have run the gamut from single wing to tight T to split-T to single wing and back to split-T. John BarnhlH, now athletic director at the University of Arkansas, switched from the single wing to the tight T formation when he was coaching In 1949. When that produced no more than a 5-5 season, the Porker supporters howled for the wide open style of the split-T. The split-T came to Arkansas with Otis Douglas, a veteran professional football player who had seen the split-T reach Its heights with the pro champion Philadelphia Eagles. Jailed Up Single In three years Douglas produced only 10 victories. He mixed some tight T and a formation he called the Z with his split-T. The Z was a jazzed up version of the single wing. Douglas resigned after winning only three of 10 games in 1852, and Wyatt came on the scene with his single wing. Wyatt was a Tennessee product, but his single wing did not swing on the same hinges as the Tennes see single wing. He injected more passing and more offense into his game, while still holding to the Tennessee tradition of grabbing the good breaks and being in top physi' cal condition. May Surprise • Now that Wyatt Is gone and Mitchell is coming to Arkansas, some of the players are going back to the formation they studied as freshmen. Such seniors as fullback Henry Moore find blocking back Preston Carpenter were frosh under the last year of Douglas' split-T reign. Then they went to single wing as sophomores and iuniors under Wyatt. So don't be surprised if you see the Razorbacks trying to pull off i good single wing spinner play next fall, in the midst of all the quarterback option runs. Patterson Fights First 10-Rounder Now 20, Former Olympic Star Meet* Don Grant Tonight NEW YORK (fl — Floyd Patterson finally has graduated from the eight-round class. For the first time In his meteoric career, the former Golden Glove champ i! scheduled for 10 rounds tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway against Don Grant of Los Angeles Winner of IB of 30 pro starts 20-year-old Patterson makes his second start within 10 days. He stopped Willie Troy at Madison Square Garden, Jan. 7. The bou will be carried on network televl slon (ABC). Ward Meetc Savage Moses Ward of Detroit and Mllo Savage of Salt Lake City top the St. Nicholas Arena show tonlgh (Dumont-TV) in a middleweight 10 rounder. Sandy Saddler makes a tuneup bout before defending his feather weight title when he takes or clnssy Lulu Perez in a non-title 10 rounder at Boston tonight. Sad dler meets Teddy (Red Top) Davis in a championship bout at Madison Square Garden Feb. 25. Sugar vs. Tiger Sugar Ray Robinson, making a comeback after a 30-month "re tirement." appears on TV (CBS for the first time in almost threi years when he boxes Ralph (Tiger Jones of Yonkers, N. Y. at the Chicago Stadium Wednesday. Perhaps the top match of thi week Is the Friday show from Syr acuse (NBC-TV and radio) in which Carmen Basllio of Canasto ta, N. Y., "the No. 1 welter con tender, meets Germany's Pete Mueller. Basllio hasn't lost since 18, 1953 when Kid Gavilan welter champ, beat him in bout. ime comes for discussions of contact! ana salaries, a couple of San Francisco ISers, quarterback Y. A. Tittle and end Billy Wilson, have yesterday's Pro Bowl games a« a mighty good talking point. The two players were outstanding as the West surged back to beat he East 26-19 In the game match- ng all-star squads of the National Football League's two divisions, be- 'or 43,972 fans who braved the rain. The 6-foot 3 Wilson was unanimously chosen by sports writers at the game u it* most valuable player. He scored the first West touchdown after his club trailed 19-3 Sept , then a title Grudge Bout Tops Wrestling Card Eugene (Red) Roberts, the former southern junior heavyweight champion, resumes his age-old duel with the Welch family here tonight In a grudge tag bout that highlights the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling card. Roberts, the former Little Rock undertaker, Is scheduled to team with Butch Boyett against the most popular of the Welch brothers, Joe and Lester, in a wlnncr- "-rhe 1 bout a |s' to be of regulation NEW YORK tfl — Forest fire: lencth with the only stipulation be- kill many fish in addition to othe ing'that the winning teams takes I wildlife. This Is the word of Dr. R home all the marbles. The losers ] W. Eschmeyer, executive vice will receive no pay. | president of Sport Fishing Instl The Roberts-Welch feud has been i lute. go:ng on for years and it seems to j In discussing get hotter with each renewal. Ev-1 prevention erytimc they get together, the meyer bout generally turns into a riot. In preliminary bouts Roberts will tfiko on Lester Welch and Boyett will take on Joe Welch. Forest Fires Killing Fish the current fire campaign, Dr. Esch said: "Forest fires pause slltation and excessive warming o trout waters and smallmouth basi streams. Folks can help their fish ing by preventing forest fires," LOSING BATTLE—Bob Clark of St. Bonavcnlure College looks like he's fighting lo save his head with three while-clad lonn plnycrs. Led to right, LeRoy Scott, Wally McCarvill and Jnck Trout tussle for .the ball, while teammate watches Clark RO it nlone during Mndison Square Garden game. (NEA) EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE 122 E. Mnin . Phone 3-9713 Owned A Operated by Eddie 8»lll>» 11 passes. Tittle passed twice for touchdowns, to Wilson and to end Harlon Hill of Chicago's Bears on a 42-yard gainer. The 49er quarterback wound up with 184 yards on 16 connections In 28 throws. Boston Red Sox home attendance for 1954 fell below the million mark for the first time since the end of World War II. Read Courier Newt Classified Ads Mid-Year Exams Will Slow Basketball Action This Week By ED CORRIGAN ' The Associated Press Midyear examinations will slow down the action on the college basketball front thii week and a good thing it is. The coaches probably will take that long to figure out just where they stand la this crazy-quilt season. One thing is certain—no team, defeat nine days ago, still is the FIELD MARSHAL — General Manager Paul Richards forms a baseball diamond with golf balls on a Dallas green to make clear he will also run Baltimore Orioles on th» firld. (NEA) be fighting, to preserve an | No. 1 club in the country and the loss to Georgia Tech, which snapped a 32-game winning streak, has not bothered the Wildcats. Here is how the major loops stand: Big Ten—Illinois and Minnesota are tied for the lead with Indiana In the cellar. The Illinl turned back Ohio State 86-78 Saturday. Pacific Coast—Southern California, the defending champion, looks to be heading for a fall. The Trojans dropped two games to UCLA over the weekend. That left UCLA and Stanford tied for the Southern Division lead with 3-1 marks. Big Seven—Missouri, the preseason favorite, leads with a 3-0 mark. 1 Atlantic Coast—Only two games will be played in the next two will unblemished record. The undefeated list has been whittled down to a nice round number, zero, with the demise of Auburn. Alabama turned the trick Saturday. 9-78, it wasn't particularly unexpected. 'Bams had been rated the team most likely to give Kentucky a fight for the Southeastern Conference title. Auburn had won seven in a row. Trends Unmistakable Actually, most of the conference races still are up in the air, but some trends are unmistakable. Indiana, lor example, appears to be out of the running in the Big Ten. 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