The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 2, 1952
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Chkks End 2nd Week with Rough Contact Work Ralph Snyder Reports to Drills Tribt Mixci Past** With Ground Playi In Scrimmage Session With only one more week of pre- aeaaon training remaining B)ythe> ville's chloks got down to serious Krimmage work a* they prepped (or the Sept. 12 opening date with Ihe North Llttie Rock Wildcats, Coaches RUBS Mosley and Bill stancll ran their slim squad ol 26 through more than an hour and a | ,! ces , , half of rough contact work as they . s inserted more plays into the scrimmage prosram, giving their offensive attack more of a pattern. And while Mosley and stancll toiled with Ihelr "so-so" looking Coaches Pick Rogers, Blytheville, Conway, Camden as AA's Class By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK OP) — High school football players still are sweating through pre-season drills, »nd late-November is a long way off with plenty ot upsets sure to (all in the meantime. But the lour teams most likely to be on the firing line when the post-season playoffs for Arkansas' Class A A championship gt under way are Rogers, BlythevlHe, Conway and Camden. There are nine lettermen on the 40-mnn squad nt Arkadelhla and Coach Jack Bell feels the chances for a winning season are good. That, at least, Is the opinion of|My which has'produced stars down coaches and sports writers who through the years for Blylheville so.uad they got their first real piece have studied the on-paper prospect* and the lat«-EUmmer prac- e 19 teams competing In cation. * Rogers, given the nod over perennial powers Fayettevllle and Van Buren in District One, comes up with a team that will employ five or six offensive systems to confuse the opposition. It also has a brilliant fullback In Jerry Ferguson, » and the University of Alabama Is Tommy Moslcy, a speedy left halfback with triple-threat possibilities. speedy 180-pounder. The Mountaineers have 14 lettermen on their squad of 40, and they are spread out over 10 of the 11 positions. ' Fayetteville Coach Harry Vander- hns 15 lettermen to keep the of good news since the opening of training Aug. 20. Rfllph Snyder. the Tribe's diminutive halfback who did fine work as a sophomore last year, reported for practice yesterday which gives the Chicks added backl^elrt strength. . , , ! Bulldogs in the running for the dis- Snyrier went right to work but he j [r | ct crown thev coppcd i^t yDnr . took things fairly easy until such j couch Clnir Bates proclaims that time as he rounds into shape. i the prospects of his Van Buren The Chicks' roster was increased ; pointers "are poor." Van Buren has to 26 when Allen Shanks, a Junior I a squad of 30 boys, including eight high graduate reported (or practice. L,lettermen and 14 reserve lettermen. However. Shanks will be of little, Bates looks for the First Dislrict help this year, as he has had no , race to he a free-for-all, with previous football experience. And (or Ihe first time, the hnnd- ful of spectators who watched yesterday's session got some idea of how- the Chicks will fair In the air. „ Coach Mosley mixed passing plays "with a ground attack during the scrimmage. In an effort to find nn Rogers out front. Room for T)3rkhnrs« While there's room for a Completing the unusual picture n coach optimism In the Third District is Benton tutor Elbert Ktw.ia who describes his team's prospects 11 Tit AMERICAS LEAGUE W L Pet. 11 b 15 57 New York Cleveland Boslon Philadelphia Chicago Washington St. Louis Detroit 69 50 69 61 67 62 67 64 &5 78 43 87 GB .6fl8 — .568 3 1 ,? .539 6 l ,i .531 7 1 /? ,519 9 .511 10 .4U 23 .331 33i/ 2 One of his brothers, Russell, currently ts the Chicks' head coach. Jonesboro will wade in Kith 12 lettermen, including two' backs who as "pretty good." Benton has liromise stardom — Halfback Bobby lette'rmen and a squnrl of 45. Rogers and Quarterback Jerry ! lags Backs Rill Jent?.sch and Sam Yielding. While others feel the Hur- Richards for stardom, ricane definitely should win more Fourth District Mrong Rames than it loses, Coach Chili Perhaps the most hotly contested Davis says "A 50-50 season would race of all looms in, the new Fourth be highly acceptable." District, down In South Arkansas. Forrest City expects an Improved Magnolia and Hope are mentioned club, if not a tills contender. The] close behind Camden In the title Mustangs have nine lettermen and ; speculation. Each points to the oth- some highly regarded All- from a strong 1051 squad. Guard Curtis Back Billy Swim are listed State candidates. Newport Improved J^ewport rounds out District Two. Coach Raymond Bright admits his Conway Campus Cat.s should be "as good or better" thr.r, his 1951 effective passer, he let- practically every backtield candidate he has out throw some but the results wren't ton promising. 1 Ends Look Good ' The Chicks continued to look strong at one or two spots .however. They appear well fixed at ends /where four lettermen, Montroe Holland, Billy Gilbow, Charles Ray Hall and Bob Lee Hill, are holding forth. Holland and Oilbow are doing most of the first string work but thlj are being pushed by Hill Who 'has turned in several line defensive performances. The backfield. although small In alee, is rounding into form fairly well with Tommy Moslcy. Red Childress. Donald Gentry and Benny Hays, all returning lettermen. leading the way at present. Kenneth Fisher and Danny F-dj- mon. the two big junior high backs of last year, are still coming in for their share of work and in spite of their lack of experience probablj will see quite a bit ot action this year. However, Coach Mosley is stressing to hLs squadmen that no one has a position cinched and that every candidate has a chance making the starting eleven. . The Chicks close out their second week o( pre-season training todas and have but 10 more days In which to get ready for their opener. Blytheville, which consistently topped District Three in'the riis- rict alignment Junked this year, at. liis stage stands head and shoul- ers above the pack in the new District Two. The Chick* have 14 lettermen and inother Mosley. The latest contri- >ution of this football-famous fam- eleven, which headed the o!cl Fifth District. One disconcerting factor, as far as Conway^is concerned, is that Rilstc-llville, 1951 champion of District Four, has been cast into the new Third District, along with the Wnmpus Cats and three others. Conway has 13 lettermen on a squad of 41. Only 24 hoys turned out for practice at Malvcrn Ihe first week, but Coach Hodge Phillips expects some additions by the itnm school opens, •He ^"vs he's pleased \vtih the prospect." prospects i;p i er as the favorite, junior high I Camrlcn has a bulging squad of Merrell and ] 62, but only seven lettermen. Most ' of the experience Is In the backfield, but the Panthers will have size aplenty up front. Anchoring the line will be Kenneth Davis, 216-pound all-district tackle. All-State Fullback Charles Cole, who led the state's Class AA scorers NAT I ON A I, LEMiXlE W L Pet. Brooklyn 83 42 New York 15 52 St, Louis 74 51 70 68 66 68 56 13 Philndelphia Chicago Boston Cincinnati Pittsbursh 61 on .644 — .501 9 .5(55 12 .54,7 14V4 .493 21}' a .434 29 .434 28V .291 38',' SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga Atlanta New Orleins Memphis Mobile Nashville Little Rock Birmingham W 80 '18 18 71 76 71 66 60 PC .552 .534 .521 .620 .511 .486 .452 .411 VESTERDAVS RESULTS American Leajjue Philadelphia 9-2 Washington 8-4 with 132 points nnd piled up 1.436! Cleveland 0-1 St. Louis 3-2 (second yards rushing last year, projects: game called end of 5 innings-rain) Magnolia into contention. Coach j New York 5 Boston I (night) fine} Detroit at Chicago, both games Marvin Lirtsey aho has passer In Quarterback -Terry Day. Magnolia has 43 players, Including seven lettermen. Hope boasts more experience, with 10 elttermen, A strong Ijackfield is indicated, but Coach Joe EnsminROr i Brooklyn at Philadelphia, is doubtful about the Bobcat liae. i games postponed rain A squad of 50 Is working out. Not figured in the chamninoship struggle at Ihis time are Fordyce and Smackover. Detroit at Chicago, postponed rain. National l.eagus New York 3-1 Boston 1-5 Chicago €-4 Pittsburgh 0-5 St. Louis C-2 Cincinnati 0-3 SWC Teams Begin Grid Training With Contact Work Order of Day Canny, Roberts Rough Way to Tag Victory Red Roberts and Bill Canny made their comeback as a tag team, one that should be remembered for some time last night as they bulled their way to a victory over Johnny Hennlng and Hal Keene in the tag match feature of the American Legion's bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Canny and Roberts virtually user! everything in their reach, including I a ringside chair, to win the rtcci- [ slon. The chair was wielded by; Canny in one of the preliminary j bout* in an attack on Referee Mike | Meroney. 1 Roberts and Canny put on a full showing of their old tricks. They roughed up their opponents and i Referee Meroney to take r\ie first.j Nor. 11 Caruthersville Opens Sept. 12 Tigers Have Seven 1951 Lettermen Back CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. — With opening niyht only 10 days away, Coach Red Cross is putting his Ca- ruthersviNe High School Tigers through strenuous daily workouts in an eflort to whip them into shape for the coming Big Eight Conference battles. Thirty-four candidates are meeting the dally workouts and Coach Cross is hopeful that from this number he can build his team into a conference contender. Included in the 34 candidates are ieven lettermen from last year's squad including five backs and two linemen. They are: backs—Leroy Cravens, Ron Summers, York Hughes, Joe Franks and Maurice Cunningham. Line — end Vic Cromer and center Perry Going. Coach Cross' biggest problem 1= building a line. Most of his line candidates lack experience but have Porkers Hold Two Drills; TCU Boosts Big Squad DALLAS, Tex. Wi — Coach L.R. !Dutch) Meyer's TeXas Christian lorned Frogs, defending champ- ons, led seven Southwest Con- 'erence grid squads onto the prac- ice field today, second of the 1052 r football season. ! Meyer's champs, favored to re- j lent in the hurly - burly football eague, went through two drills Monday at Port Worth that were marked by rough contact in Block- ,ng and tackling. Meyer reported Ills star-studded 70-man aggregation in tip-top shnpe. At Austin, Conch Ed Price of the Texas University Longhorr.s was all smiles after two brisk workouts opened fall practice. A good size. The Tigers' backfield appears to be set with the five re turning lettermen being the cornerstone around which the ball carry ing department will be built. The Tigers have a 10 game schedule line up with Portageville being their fust game opponent. The schedule: Southern League New Orleans 4-1 Atlanta 1-2 Mobile 1-13 Birmingham 0-1 Chattanooga 7-1 Memphis 0-3 Little Rock 4-3 Nashville 3-4 Date Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept.ZS Orl.3 Ocl. 10 Oct. IS Ocl. 21 Oct. 31 Xov. ^ fall in 17 minutes with Rnberts talune care of Keene in 10 with | »i g . knee lifts and Canny pinning Hen-[ YY QitG njns in seven after a series of body slams. Then they really stirted to work in the second fall. Their first act, was to finish off Referee Meroney! t-L DORADO, Ark. W) _ Walter who was forced to retire from the• ^"^ ^ T ring with Virgil Hatfield taking over. Then they u-ent to work on Kenning and Keene, Kenning was the first to go in eight minutes the victim of a right cro^s thrown by Roberts. Keene then went out In three minutes by a body pin administered by Canny. In the two preliminary matches, 75-man squad at Texas gave the appearance of being in fine shape. The Lonijbors whipped through a morning session without tiring, but' found the going rougher in the broiling mid-afternoon sun as the! temperature passed 100 degrees, j Coach George Sauer at Waco j worked, lour Baylor Bear backlield units and declared "every position on olli" entire team wide open." - Juniors Jimmy Davenport and Francis Davidson and Sophomores Billy Hooper and Frank Peschal quarterbacked the Golden Bear units in the first workouts. The call for orange juice for SMU 73-man sciuad came at 6 a.m., in Dallas, followed by field work at Ownby stadium. Coach Rusty Russell was cheered as the Ponies went through Kcrimage wilh the defense trying to stop plays which Duke and Georgia Tech are expected to use in the first two games of the season. After a light morning workout. Coach Otis Douglas chased Arkansas reserves through a full-scale scrimmage in 90-degree heat in the afternoon workout. Linemen on the first two Razorback teams went through a rough blocking drill. All of ihe 66 Hog candidates, in- TV « c- • • eluding 22 lettermen, reported in Hot Springs. Ark., who .. Bxcc fi Dnl - physical condition trainer Bill Ferrell said. At Houston, the Rice Owls' 58 Luxora Ends Year with Win Tigers Sweep Two Games from Keiser LUXORA — The Luxora Tigers pulled the curtain on the 1051 base- bal season here Sunday by posting a double win os'cr Keiser, 11-0 and 0-8. ' Frank Ellis was In complete charge in the opener, getting his second shutout and fifth win of the season, as against four losses. Rrrt Childrc.w of Blytheville lasted the route in the nightcap to gain his initial Tiger win. The Timers' season wa only mediocre in the won-lot column, with fifteen victories in twenty seven starts. In the runs department, hem-ever, the homelings crossed the plate 191 times against the combined opposition's I4D. 'The* Dyers- TODAY'S GAMES American League Boston at New York (2-day-night) Hudson (1(1-9) nnd Pnrnell (11-7) vs Gorman (4-2) and Blackwell Delroil at Chicago (2) Gray (11-14) and Hoeft <2-a> vs Orissnm (10-7) and Dobsou (12-9) Philadelphia nt Washington <2-twi- night) Bishop (2-0) and Newborn (2-4) vs Mnsterson (8-6) and Fern- ieles U)-0) (Only games scheduled) National League Brooklyn at Philadelphia (2-lwi- night) Wade (11-7) and Landium (1-3) or La'oine (8-3)'vs Roberts. (21-7) nnd Simmons (11-7) Only games scheduled. Southern League Mobile nt Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham Memphis at Chattanooga Little Rock- at Nashville BIO THREE—The Yankees again depend on their Big Three in the fierce run down the Amerkui League stretch. They are, left to right, Allie Reynolds, Vic Ras?hi and Eddie Lopat. (NBA) Rain May Play I rnportant Role InDecidingAmericanPennant t By JOE ItEICHI,E» AP Siwris M'rl(«r Jupiter Phivtus may have *. hand in deciding the American League pennant this yew. No, Jupiter pluvius Ls not another castoff plucked by the New York Yankees for their etreUh 6riv* although he proved to be as helpful to the world champions as Ray Scarborough, th« refugee from ths B4x<jton Red Sox. The two combined lo Increase he Yankees' first-place margin to games over Cleveland Monday. Scarborough, purchased last week from the Red Sox, handcuffed his former mates with three bits last night in pitching the New Yorkers to a 5-1 triumph. Mr. J. P., otherwise known as Old Man Rain, helped ihe St. Louis Browns defeat Cleveland) 2-1, in (he second game of the doubleheader nfter the Indians had won the opener, &-2. Flain halted the nightcap for an hour and 12 minutes in the bottom half of, the fifth inning with the home team Brownies ahead, 2-1. After the rnm let up, St. Louis tailed to score in the fifth auct the Indians rallied for three runs In the top half of the sixth' to take n 4-2 lead. As Ihe Browns prepared lo bat in their half of tho sixth, another raw storm broke and this time there was no let- up. The three runs were wiped out and the score reverted back to the fiEth inning with St. Louts winning, 2-1. Rain washed out Brooklyn's scheduled twin bill in Philadelphia but the Dodgers retained their nine- game lead in the National League as the second-place New York Giants divided n dmible- icacier in Boston. Tlie Braves came back to win the second ame 5-1, after the Giants htid captured the opener, 3-1. In addition to washing out the scheduled twin bill between the Detroit Tigers ami White Sox in Chicago, Ihe rain, which swept the Easter Seaboard, forced the Yankees and Red Sox to call off their two afternoon games In New York. The Yankees, however, managed to salvage something by playing one ol the games in the evening, A crosvd of lfi,529 saw the 34-year-old Scarborough limit the Red Sox to three hits for his first victory in n Yankee uniform. Splits marked nil other double; headers. Philadelphia's fourth- placo Athletics won a 10- inning 9-8' opener lirwn Washington t>«' the Senators came back, to tflkt the nightcap, 4-2, Cincinnati won the second game, after the St, Louis Cardinals lad walked off with a 6-0 open- ng win. Chicago's Cubs thrashed ittsburgh, 6- 0, but the Pirates von the second game, 5-4. Early Wynn registered his 18th :riumph as the Indians backed :ilm with K 14-hlt'attack against loser Gene Bcarden and Tommy Byrne, Two-run homers by Luke Easter and Wally Westlake highlighted the Indians' victory- Clint Courtney's "two-run homer In tho second inning off Bom Lemon accounted for all St, Louis's second- game runs. Satchell Paige went the curtailed distance. The Rice boys of St. Louis larruped first-inning homers to give W\hncr (Vinegar Bendl Mvzell more" rims than he needed to-register his ninth win. Hal Rice's homer cam'e with the bases loaded off loser Bubba Church. Del Rice hit his wilh nobody on base. ' An -error by Billy Johnson and singles by Jpc Adcock nnd Roy McMillan produced a sixth-Inning Cincinnati run' thnt snapped a 2-3 tie and gave the Reds game win. fell twice before the locks' bats. Tunna Quails, sidearming slowbnll- er, posted the best pitching record for the Tigers, winning three and credited with only one setback. R. P. RicharciFon. Dyersburg right- burs, Tnnn,, nine was the season "si hanrier who worked in three con- chief nemesis for the Ticre™, ns! tests for the Tisrrs, was credited they swept a four game series. The! with two wins, including a no-hit, Manila Lions lost three of four to] no-run effort against the Blytheville Air Base Nine. Wylie Tnte, Sr.. pen^ra! business manager for the Luxorans, said here this marninsf that the Tigers Mould field a team again next year. the Tigers, and the Number Nine Niners, district semi-pro champions, cl T-shirts in the afternoon work- is. Opponent, Pori.igcville Ilaj-tl Sikcslon Dexlcr Cape Girartlrau - Charleston Poplar Bluff Jachson Cairo, 111. Kennett Where here (here there here there here bore there here there ••. . _ tuCl Jf, f "' Cops Oil Belt Title up in second place last year won his second Oil Belt Golf Championship title here yesterday, Ebel. the 1953 titlist, led all the way in his 3 and 2 victory over Gene Kenney of Toxarkana. He shot par-35 golf for the first nine holes, halved the 10th asd moved to 4-up on No. 11. Kenney man outfU look It easy and spen the day in light exercises In ehorts Henning beat Roberts In 10 min-l natved tne nex t three holes with j utes with a reverse step-over toe ^^ ^ n< ^ m &de his last threat on hold and Canny beat Keene in eight minutes with a body pin after knoc king chair. ou t M eroney with the Th« lumbering town of Cleveland, Nova Scotia, was named \n honor of American President Grover Cleveland in 1891. 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