The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1955 BLYTHEVILUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN AAissco, Northeast Arkansas Gridders Dominate ASC Squad Northeast Arkansas gridders dominated the Arkansas State College spring football roster this year probably more than at any time in recent years. And Mississippi County, with 10 players listed on the squad, dominated the Northeast Arkansas delegation. Eighteen of the 34 boys on the Indians' spring roster played their high school football in some North- Arkansas town. Mississippi County's 10 entries is the largest contingent from any single county. In fact, except for one position, Arkansas State's new coach. Gene Harlow, could field an all-Mississippi County team. He has Mississippi County alumni for every position except end. Osceola, with four, has the largest number from any .city. And many of these boys, both from Mississippi County and other counties in this part of the state, in his freshman year. Blytheville has three former Chlckasaws on the squad. Leon Privett, who was starting center for the Chicks for four years, graduating in 1954, is the most recent Ohick graduate playing for the Indians., Billy Mayo, guard, who finished here in 1952. and J. L. Johnson, co-captain and tackle for the Chicks in his last season here in 1945-46, are the other two. Johnson has been switched to center by Harlow, though he may be used at tackle also. Harlow indicated all three prob- were among the outstanding grid j ably would see considerable action stars in the area during the past few years—particularly from the smaller towns. Three from BlylhcvUIe Probably the most widely heralded from this county now playing for Harlow is Tommy Spiers, the Osceola T-pitcher who is expected by Harlow to be one of his best boys next fall. Spiers originally was an Ole Miss gridder. playing in the number two next fall. Five South Missco other Mississippi County gridders, all from the south end of the county, are destined to play a good deal for Harlow. Donnie Dunn of Osceola Is listed as starting fullback with Russ Thomasson, also from Osceola, in the number three fullback slot. Three Mississippi County halfbacks should give good support to quarterback slot lor the Rebels \ the Indians' strong brickfield. Harvey Lee Hill of Osceola probably will start at one halfback spot with Pocahontas' sturdy Billy Templeton at the other. Right behind these two are Howard Cissell of Wilson and David Wilbanks of Kelser, both expected to carry a fairly large share of tate's backfleid chores. Monopoly uii Center Mississippi County has a monopoly on the center position. In addition to Johnson and Privett, the other candidate for center is Billy Davidson of Manila, who stands a good chance of getting a starting nod next fall. Three ex-Southeast Missouri grid- ders, all from Hayti, give the squad even more flavor from this area. Hugh Barnes Is a halfback and Jih Phillips and Murray Sullivan are guards. Other Northeast Arkansas players on the roster include: Dick Hilburn of Walnut Ridge, Templeton of Pocahontas, Jerry Adams of Biggers, Don Riggs of Jonesboro, Dan Wells of Marked Tree, Ray Smith of Paragould, Jim Rhodes of Corning and Bud Phillips of Jonesboro. Souchak Shortened His Drive —And Became Golfing Sensation •T/ie Champ Shows You How- Downhill Lie Played Only Off Right Foot HE'S TOPS—But Open Champ shots when playin (Fourth of five articles) By ED FURGOL Written for NEA Service Unless you're careful when you have a downhill lie, the odds are that you will get a topped shot or a push to the right. How to avoid such results: First, use a club one number shorter than the distance requires. Play ball on a line off the right foot. Make stance fore upright. Keep swing compact. Aim lor the left because the ball Ed Furgol watches for topped downhill lie. should drift to the right. And stay down on the shot until well after the ball is hit. Concentration is the most important mental key to good golf . . . for the lowest and the high- esi handicap piayers. Develop a mental picture of the ball's flight and where you want the ball to go. Concentrate on slow back- swing, head down, hit through. NEXT: Reading the green. Mike Souchak By HAROLD V. RATLIFF AP Newsfcatures SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Mike Souchak was- getting a Jot of publicity A year ago because he could drive a golf ball out of the county. But it wasn't paying him any money. So Mike shortened "his drives and concentrated on the best way to get the ball in the hole. Today he's the newest sensation in the game. Souchak, the 210-pound former end on the Duke University football tram, took the Texas Open by storm. This tournament always has been noted for its sensational feats. Chandler Harper, the Chattanooga veteran, shot 259 in winning the 1954 Texas Open and that tied the record for 71! hales. Twice previously a 60 had been shot over the 6.400 - yard Brackenridge Park Course. That also was a world's record. MIKE WASN'T looking for a record when he came here with the touring professionals for a crack at the $2.200 first money. But it came when the big man from Durham, N. C., was forced to shoot a 60 to lead the first round. On the way to hi, 1 ; record-tying round he did nine holes in 27, which was a new world's mark. The second round found one of the tournament veterans breathing on Mike's neck. He was Freddie Haas of Claremont, Calif., who did 129 for 36 holes. That made Mike post 128. Haas still hung on after the third round when his 65 gave him 194 for 54 holes. Mike just had to shoot a 64 to stay out front. Came the final day and Souchak had to really bucule down to get his greatest glory on the links. It rained during the mornintj and almost froze during the afternoon and there was a bitter wind that chilled the boys to the bone. Sou- chak, however, was prepared for it. He wore a suit of windbreakers and gloves and said ' he was plenty warm. • • • HE STEPPED up to ihe first tee, drove down the middle, pitched to the green and was 15 feet away with his second shot. He calmly rammed that down for a birdie. "When I did that, all the pressure was off," said Souchak. "I figured I could win and have a good final round. I had gone out determined to win the tournament and to heck with the record. But that first putt dropped and then I got a good break at No. 3 when my second shot jumped the corner of the trap and rolled 12 feet past the hole." He got another birdie there. By the time Mike reached the tenth hole he was looking for that record. He told Ray O'Brien, the PGA tournament supervisor, that he would get it. And he did: Souchak shot the 72 holes in 257 with a 1-under-par 65 on the final 18. It won the tournament by seven strokes. WHAT DID winning this tournament mean to the 27-year-old ath- leet who has been a professional Saxton, Demarco in Title Bout BOSTON \jf\ — Champion Johnny Saxton of New York and challenger Tony DeMarco of Boston have started fimil tuneups for their April first 15-round welterweight title fijrhl at Boston Garden. The fight will be Saxton's first j less than three years? In the first place, it was his initial major victory. In the second place It brought :iim about $10.000. Not only did he act the $2,200 first money but. the ! [iolf manufacturers he represents I paid him about the same or more, j he got a flock of exhibitions and ! he'll get at least SI,000 for being ' invited to the Las Vegas, Nev., tournament. A week later Mike won the 530,000 Houston Open, richest tournament on the winter tour. His 65, 70, 71 and 67 gave him a 15-under par 273 for the 2.700 yard Memorial Park course. His 273 also set a record at Memorial. Mike is a thinker. He figures everything out. "You have to hit the ball squarely and you have to make up your mind where you're going, to hit it before you swing," he says. "You can't start changing up while you're in the process of swing-ing," he says. title defense since winning the crown from Kid Gavilan in Philadelphia last October. He's defea-ted Raymond Fuentes and lost to middleweight Ron Delaney in 10-round decisions since then. DeMarco, unbeaten in his last 15 bouts, drew with lightweight champion Jimmy Carter his last time out last month. Saxton, 24, has won 47. lost three and had two draws in his professional career. DeMarco, 23, has won 46 of 50 appearances. The championship bout will not be televised or broadcast. Major League Previews This Could Be Braves' Year By JACK HAND BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) This could be the year thatj baseball-mad Milwaukee goes completely berserk with its first pennant winner. If the Braves can escape the injury jinx that struck down five key men last season, they could go "all the way." The exciiliiB uioCba!! adventure that is Milwaukee simply boils with enthusiasm. Thousands lined up in the snow to buy opening day tickets. Already they talk confidently of topping last year's attendance of 2,131,388. If they ever win, the city will hit a new hysterical high. Despite a series of bad accidents that started when Bobby Thomson broke his ankle in spring training, the Braves finished third last year only eight games behind the New York Giants and three back of Brooklyn. Good Chance With the record of the last two years and the tremendous backlog of fan enthusiasm to back him up, it is not necessary for Manager Charlie Grimm to pop olf. "We have as good a chance as anybody," says Grimm. "We could have won it last year. We got off to a terrible start and the Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (A) 10, Washington (A) 4 'Brooklyn (N) 15, Kansas City (A) 4 Detroit (A) 5, Cincinnati (N) 1 Philadelphia (N) 3, Milwaukee (N) 1 Cincinnati (N) "B" 2, Milwaukee fN) "B"0 St. Louis CN) 5, Boston <A> 4 Pittsburgh (N) 7, Chicago (A) 6 New York (N) 9, Cleveland (Ai injuries killed us after we got rolling." Thomson was given a clean bill of health recently by the St. Petersburg doctor who set his ankle last Spring. He does favor the ankle a bit and appears a trifle slower. The Braves count on Bobby to hold down left field and lend his power to the cleanup spot in the order. Only Two Contests There are only two contest for everyday jobs on the Braves- right field and second base. Hank Aaron (.280) Is expected to edgt Andy Pafko (.286) out o( right and Danny O'Connell probably will hold off the challenge of Jack Dittmer at Second. 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