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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 7, 1951
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, DECEMBER T, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVBK Chicks. Paps Play in Rector Tonight-Mosley Names Tentative Grid Slate 'Game Will Open' Juniors' Season 9*. A The T a Football Evil?— It Brought Forearm Block, Platoon System > This has been a trying year indeed for football. The nation's leading Aiter-scholastic -sport lias undergone probably Us most severe attack in rts history and the attacks have come from fans and critics nlike. But in practically every instance the sport, has won out. There have been numerous charges leveled against Ihe gridiron snort, from excessive commercialism and over emphasis on down. But the one that lingers the longest in our mind is the innumerable chants of rough tactics. Cries ot rough football \veie heard from practically every corner of the nation this fall. There were broken jaw bones, twisted legs and fat Hp.s popping up in the sports headlines just about every week. Name call ing almost became the order of the day. So there must be something to the charges. If so, what's the reason? Why should football suddenly become a maiming game Instead of a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon or a Friday night? There have been many reasons why. Commercialism, over-emphasis, pressure groups. All of probably are causes but in our opinion the finger hasn't been put on the real reason for the outgrowth of rough football tactics. Our vote goes to the all-out trend to the T formation and Its variations In recent years. « Stupid? Maybe so. But let's just nsider it for a minute. The rebirth of the T formation brought with it three things which, in our opinion, are main causes of rough football tactics: (1) brush or forearm blocking; (2) the platoon system and (3) specialization. More Prominent In the T formation, while con tact blocking U still a must, the brush, forearm or' ahleld block (whatever you prefer to call itt Is much more prominent than in other systems, TTie forearm block is committed by raising the forearms chest high to form a shield with which an opponent is checked long enough for the play to materialize. That's perfectly legal provided the hands ar« kept nexb to the chest and the forearms not moved up or down But, sa-y an opponent sidesteps the shield or the blacker is a splii second-slow and his man gets by What's his first inclination? To step out and. throw the forearm, Resul —often times R forearm in the face That's Just about as lethal as a fist The T formation, with all its trickery, ita back* in motion, it. double and triple fake haridoffs anc the like, called;,for more special jfcjed manpower and more end var •Npd defen««. So, »» the result thi atoon system rapidly became a nust in big time loot ball, The pla- oon system opened the way for nore boys to play, true, but it also *ept a fairly supply of man- lower injuring on and oil Ihe field "very time the ball changed hands. By doing this, it gave the players nore time to re-si and build up energy so when they returned to ac- .lon they felt more like a little ex- .ra shoulder on tackles and blocks and a little more horseplay which often led to frayed tempers, fn tlie ;ood old days of the 60-minute man, he players had to conserve their energy to take the gruelling grind of 'our full quarters. Vcs. the T formation witli all its fan fascination, might well be the wolf in sheep's clothing to foot- jall. SAME SONG, Etc. For the benefit ot 'those wlin are wondering why Hl> Eheville Junior High wasn't even listed in the official football standings that appeared In a Little Hock newspaper last weekend Johnle Burnett of the Arkansas Athletic Association has come up with his usual reason—"you're not cooperating with us." When questioned, Johnle claimed that lie received only one game report on the Paps In spite of * letter (o Coach Harold Stockton and a conversation with W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. But junior high school officials rlalm that a report was mailed to the AAA after every fame. . . Coach Stockton's only comment, "The U. S. Mall isn't poinK to fall to deliver every- time. Or is it? I didn't get Mr. Burnett's letter,"... And while we're in a complaining; mood we might as well fet tills off our chest.. .Wonder why Bl.vtheville High School failed to receive an a 11-state ballot this year? No, we won't call Johnle. We'll just demand ah Investigation of the Postal Department... And what about tfiij deal o f refusing; the Chicks permission to play in the Arkansas-Ole Miss preliminary?.. We'll wager there are plenty of teams that have played three fames a week since that AAA ruling went into effect. ...... JVe. : know, of one school that haa three game* scheduled for the week before Christmas. Chicks After Second • Victory of Year; Catholic High Next Biytheville's senior Chicks and junior Papooses hit the road for the first time this scnson tonight when they journey to Rector for a pair of games with Rector junior and senior teams. Tills will be the Papooses' firsl outing of the season. They have been practicing daily for the past month and are expected to be in top shape for tonight's opening tilt. For the Chicks, it will be their third outing of the season and they will be seeking their second win. They lost to East High of Memphis 58-53. In their opening game and last Tuesday night defeated Greene County Tech of P.lragould 52-44. The juniors (his year are ex- libclcd to be only slightly weaker than last year's flue team. The Paps ost four starters to graduation but iave looked good in pre-season ractlce sessions. Four lettermen from last year's quad make up the starting lineup. The Chicks have been working •n their offensive attack for the two days and Coach Jimmy : isher hopes to have them at top trength for tonight's game. The Chicks played Rector twice ast year and was victorious in ioth contests. Following' tonight's game at Recor the Chicks return home to meet 3athollc High of Memphis at the Haley Field gym next Tuesday light. SWC Group Studies Football De-Emphasis DALLAS, DM. 7. (AP>—The Southwest Conference .fathers—the f»c»)tT oommitte^-opened their winter meeting thli afternoon and wll hold three »eMion« before making known their attitude on footbal d«-empb«*i. as projected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Bowl games, spring footbal! practice, limitation of the number of games in football and basketball, the the free subetitutlon rule and aid to athletes are the major topics. But there are some 12 points In the NCAA's' outline. The committee will decide what points tt will support, which It will oppose and what remedial measures of its own might wish to present to the NCAA. The bowl picture is to be examln- t l In the light of pressures creat- by these games. There are indications the conference will go on record as favoring taking the money angle out-lhat Is, allowing all members of the conference to share In the money that coines from the Cotton Bowl to its champion, the hos 4 team. Now the conference champion gives only 25 per cent of its take to the conference for distribution to ths other members. There appears to be opposition to the banning of spring football but the conference favors a limitation which it already has. The conference also already limits foot ball to 10 games per team and has ketball to 24. It has a limit on th financial aid to athletes but ther. is another point set forth by th NCAA — limiting the number o athletic scholarships a school ma award. Coach L. R. Meyer of Tcxa Christian advanced this" idea at th last meeting ot the conference bu it got nowhere. Most of the coaches apparentl favor the free substitution rule. Athletic directors of the confer ence schools met last night to tnl! over (he NCAA's points. Thev me with Ihe coaches today and wil make recommendations to the fa cully committee, which holds ses slons this afternoon, tonight am tomorrow morning. Taylor Coach of Year NEW YORK. Dec. 7. l&t — Cliarles (Churk) Taylor. first year coach at Stanford, Unlay wa: named thn foolhnll cnach of Ih year in a ballot tabulated by tin "^^•^""•^^^^^^"^•^^^•^^^•i^^BiaHBMBB Auction SALE Enlire stock of merchandise to be sold at Auction Sale on Sal. Dec. 8, 1D5I beginning at 10:00 and lasting until every thing is gone. Wallpaper — 150 patterns to select from. Painls — Anything you need. Barn Paints, Roof Coating, Outside White. Complete stock of Sundries, Cleaners, Waxes, etc. Everything must go — closing out the business. Kemp Whisenhiint & Co. 109 E. Main Phone 4469. UNDEFEATED, UNTlED-Shown above Is Keiser Kyzai, H. Bagwell. D. Morgan, R. atcpheiuon O Junior High School's undefeated and untied football Scudder, B. McMinn, B, Petty. Bottom Row-B. McLean, B. Dixon, S. Cockerham, T. Tate, E. Passeur, W. O. Parker, F. Bagwell, R. Womack, B. Crnfton team which led the stale In scoring this year. Members of tlie squad are top row (left to right)—C. Bradford, H. Oirdley, O. Graham, 1. Ashley, B. Wood- and R. Smith. Nine Schools Are Listed As 'Probables 7 by Coach An attractive, but as yet largely tentative, schtxiufc for his 1952 Rlylheville High School Chickasiws wan yesterday by Football Coach Russell Mosley ward, D. Ashley, O. Spain, B. Stages .Coach Barney Vols, Michigan State and Maryland Dominate AP's 1951 All-America Team By HAROLD CLAASSEN . NEW YORK, Dee. 7. <AP)-Tenne s see. Michigan State and Mar.vlnnd-tl.e top Iliree teams in the fln.l poll of the season-snared the major honors on ll,e Associated Puss all-Amerlca IBS! football team announced today. • Tennessee, co-champion of the Southeastern Conference and taking an unbeaten record Into Jan, i's r Bovl a Sugar Bowl game, was honored with Hank Laurlcella on the offensive b Y Gridders To Be Feted at Dinner Tonight Players In the Blythevtll« Y's Grade School Footb.ill League will be feted tonight at the annual football dinner In the Y rooms. Tlie football dinner is held each year In honor of the team winning the league championship. Sudbury with a record of five wins and no losses, la the 1951 champion. The dinner tj scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and ft will be proceeded by Ihe presentation of a trophy to the captains of the winning team. The ceremony will b* climaxed with the showing of movies.. • About 75 players and coaches are expected to attend the dinner. Little Rock J. C. In Lions' Bowl LITTLK ROCK, Dec. T. (/P>—The Little Bock Junior College Trojans departed today for their fourth football bowl gtroe Jn five years. They'll meet Jones JC, Mlssls- jippl JC champion, In th» Lions Bowl at Laurel, Miss., tomorrow night. Coach Howard Pearce said the IVoJans are In Iheir best pyhsical condition of the year *nd "should be re^dy" for this one. Little Hock has a bowl record of two wins nnd one loss. Its 1947 team was victorious In the Coffee Bowl at Coffeyvllle,_ Kan. The 1948 Trojans lost in trie Little Sugar Bowl, and the undefeated, untied '49 eleven won in the Little Ros Bowl. Missco High Gets Pair of Victories WB3T RIDGE, Dec. 7—The Mississippi County High School seniors and Juniors won a pair o: games from McCormlck High Schoo of Poinsett County here Wednesdaj night. The senior boys won by a score- o: 35-30 a/ter the lead had changec New Vorh World-Telegram A Sun and otber Scripps-Howarcl newspapers. : ' deflmslve e " ard on tne tcilm « and Willalm (Pug) ago, la on the second team Michigan State, also unbeaten,* auds two berths on the offensive auds two berths on the offensive SSS.^^" 0 ^' 111 ^ Majors Likely Will Vote Marvlnnd. unbeaten llk« tho «*Vi_ To Keep 24-Hour Recall Maryland, unbeaten like the other two leaders and booked to play Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl, lias Sob Ward, a repealer from the 1950 *am. at offensive guard and the ModMlewskl brolhers on the second aggregation. Edward, known as Migh'ty Mo, is In the runner-up offensivt backlield while Richard, dubbed Little Mo, U a defensive Uckle. Three others. In addition to Ward, are repeater« from the 1950. They are Richard Katmaier, Princeton's all-everything back; Jim Wealher- all of Oklahoma, defensive tackle, and Les Richter of California, linebacker. The teamj: Offenie Ends—Bill Mi-Coll, Stanford; Bob Carey, Michigan State. Tackles — Bob Toneff, Notre Dame; Don Coleman, Michigan State. Guard! — Bob Ward, Maryland; Marvin Matus&ak, Tulsa. Centers — Doug Moseley, Kentucky. Backs — Dick Kazmaier, Princeton; Hank Launcella, Tennessee; Hugh .\fcElhenny, Washington; Larry Isbell, Baylor. Defensive Ends — Pat o oonanue, Wisconsin; Dewey McConnell. Wyoming. Tackles — Jim Weatherall, Oklahoma; William Pearman, Tennessee. Guards—Ray Beck, Georgia Tech; Joe Palumbo, Virginia. Line backers — Keith flowers, Texas Christian; Les Richter, California. Backs—Bobby Brosky, Illinois; and Ollie Matron San Francisco. Tha teams were picked afler the Dec. 1 game* in consultation with 31 prominent sportsHTlters. They had the benefit of .reports from hundreds of writers and broadcast ers throughout the country. Thre« Porks. Mentioned NEW YORK, Dec. 7. (API—Thre Arkansas Razorbacks won honor Press 1 1951 All-America football team. They are quarterback Lama McHan, tackle Dave Hanner am center-tackle Bob Griffin. Dillon, Texas; Al h'antls several times during the game. The juniors coasted to an easy win with a score o! 33-10. By JOK RKICHIXR COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 7. (AP)-Althou 8 h the minor leagues voted overwhelmingly to wipe out baseball's 24-hour recall rule. Ihe statute will remain on the books, an Informal poll of lh« big league clubs Indicated today. The rule, which President Prank leaves only three in the National Shaughnessy of the International League, described «s "even a bigger threat to the structure of the minors than nationwide ng and televising of major league games," has long been a sore point with the little fellows. Their constant cry has been that the rule robs them of their stars'and kills off the attendance. The rule allows the majon to recall their optioned players by giving only one day's notice. In UilK way, the parent club can shuttle their players back and forth at will. By a 41 to-seven count, the minor leagues voted to loss tha rule out the window. This means that a player, once sent down, mtal remain for the entire m.tnor league season including playoffs. The majors, however, also must pass this amendment In order to kill the rule. This, however, does not seem likely unless there Is H change of heart between now and next Monday when tlie vote comes up. Nine Oppose A poll of a majority of the big league clubs showed that at least five clubs in the National—Brook lyn. New York, St. Louis, Philndel phin and Boston—and four clubs in tht American—New York, Detroit, Boston and Philadelphia.—will vole against the amendment. That id four in the American who are Ikely to back the minors, far short f the needed majority. The minors, however, won an 1m- ortant point when they voted uaniniously to set up a new open" classification. ThU wai In- ^rpreled a* a tremendous victory or the Pacific Coast League which nas been clamoring for higher tatus for years. Naturally, coast-leaguers are Ju- lilant over their victory for spe- fal recognition, when the approval of the measure, which was expected, they expect to apply Immediately for the "open" rank, one tep higher than Triple A. At the present time there are three Triple A leagues- — (he Inlit national American and PCL. • Meet Requirement* "We meet all the requirements,' aid Leslie O'Connor, coast leagui idvisory. "There seems to' be nr question about this being passed by he majors. It's the opening wedg i becoming n major In from Ilv > ten years." The "open" class would permit he POL to have first draft rigfits Trom lower clarification league: aise Its own draft fee from $10,00 to $15.000, enable Its players t WANTED JUST A FEW PEOPLE WHO WISH TO SAVE 25% ON NEW AUTOMOBILE TIRES We have a very limlkd supply of new leadlnj brand ('l mention tht name) passenger car tires offered to you at a Mi-ings of 2S%: Just two slie.v Prices 5 oo* while they last. Come down tomorrow. 760x15 l,o\v Pressur« Reg. $29.57 $20.73 800x15 I,ow Pressure Reg. $32.44 $22.75 Langston-McWaters Buick Co. 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Of the remainder, he said that he fell "pretty sure" that South Side and Erust, Ihe former one of Memphis strongest teams every ear, will face th« Chicks if their :hedule permits. He said he Is still negotiating •Ith Clarksdale and'Newport, tlie liter, if scheduled, would be the only Arkansas Class AA school the Chicks would face, as- things siand low. Wauls Thanksgiving; Till To this schedule, the Chlckaaaw roach said he would like to add i Thanksgiving Day game. "I know the Blythevllle fans vould like to see us piny Pine Bluff Little Rock and North Little Rock. "We wish w« could play them, loo. And I hear they aren't too ileased with the crowds they have ud at some of their gumes. "Maybe, someday, they'll , find room for us on their schedules because- Blythevlllo always assured hem of good crowds," Coach Mosey stated. Meanwhile, he said, the athlelic department is busying Itself building a schedule with teams from Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. "I contacted high schools at Paducah and Mayfield," he said, "But both had full schedules." When queried concerning a possible game with Sikeston, Mo., Mosley replied that he had contactec the Sikeston schools for a garni each year nnd talked with tin Sikeston coach at this year's Polii Bowl game at Charleston, Mo. Squad Introduced •But It doesn't look like there'! much chance of getting a garni with them. They have a soheciiili, of teams they have played for several years and evidently don't fee like making ro"bm for us," 'he stated. Mosley introduced members o the squad and reviewed next year 1 : team, which he pointed out, wll have only one lellerman, Kellj Jones, returning at guard, which ha called "perhaps the most understaffed position on the team." On the brighter side of the pic turc. he pointed to Montroe Holland, big eml, nnd his small, bui speedy backfleld, all of which wll return except 1951 Captain Me jtay an extra year (four to five and give its players the right of re fusal to Vie drafted. At present, Ihe PCL is Ihe onl; minor league to meet all the re qulrements. To move up from Tri pie A to "open" classification, . league mint have an aggrcgal population of 10,000,000 a total park capacity of 120,000. no salary limit and an average attendance of 2,500.000 over the past five years. Rotarinn Dick White introduced losley und Line Coach Bill Stancll. Guests at the meeting Included ohn Geshet, Memphis; and Junior lolarlans Ralph Wahl and Warren lecture. Writers Honor 3 from Boxing • Wolcorr Gets Neil Plaque; Gil Turner Is Rookie of Year NEW YORK. Dec. 7. M'|-He«vy- iveight champion jersey Joe \Val- :ott, former atliletic commissioner :hairman Eddie Eajan, »nd 21- «av-old Gil Turner, a sensational . JOXillg newcomer, today were choa- m tor the Boxing Writers Associa- .ion's three main awards of 1951. Wnlcott, who won his title by knocking out Ezznrd Charles In an amazing upset last July, was voted :he Edward J. Neil Memorial plaqu* lor having done the most for box- Ing during the year. The plaque U named In honor of Nell, Associated Press sports writer who wan killed In 1037 while serving as * war cor- " respondent in Spain. Engnn. Olympic light heavyweight boxing champion in 1920, • Rhodes scholar, attorney and chairman' of the New York Slat* Athletic Commission for 614 year*, was picked for,tho James J. Walker memorial award "for long and meritorious service" to boxing. Ea- gnn resigned lib commission post last 'September. Turner was selected for a raw prize, the rookie fighter o( th« year trophy. The undefeated Philadelphia Negro, who started boxing:u a pro only IB months ago. has surged to the topflight ot the welterweight division in that short ip«c« of time. All three will receive their trophies at the writers annual dmn»r at the \Valdorf Astoria, Jan. IT. Gen. M'Arthur (s Honored by New York Club NEW YORK, Dec. T. (AP)—Oen. Douttlas MacArthiir say« govern- 1 inent control of college, football would make the sport "a playthlni tor'aelfiah politics." MacArthur spoke lasi night a» the 18th annual dinner of the Touchdown' Club of New York. He received the organization's 1951 award for service to football —dating back to 1919 when a* tup. erintendent of West Point, he Inaugurated an Inlramural iportt program. MncArthur said he feared the college gridiron game might fall "within the clutches of rapidly expanding federal controls" and added: If I were to give you but one word of warning. It would be to keep football and, Tor that matter, all other American spores free, of governmental bureaucratic rtgula-. lion." Beta-Brewed to be Sugar-free! '_ nOT SW66T .. Stag-long ago- developed cosily extTtistepi :oelim- inate un fermented sugar. 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