The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 9, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEYTLLE (ARK.) COURIER TOWi TUESDAY, SSTTKUBER I, _ ^ _ ^^ ———^ iveatJM.i, mtvitMBKK 1, I Mi Chicks to Open at North Little Rock Thursday-Paps Start Season at Home Lfirlr nf ftontk PvrNAvls*.._.~ ——— —-—- Juniors fo Play A All King Cotton Players Agreed — Blytheville Has a Tough Course King Cotton comment: Although few people, aside from the Country Club members, realize It, Blytheville has one of the finest little golf courses in the South. The Country Club was practically sure of this fact even before the 1952 King Cotton Open but after all the testimonials from visiting golfers last weekend they are even more convinced that their sleek Jit lie course Js tops. The course, with its long, straight fairways and sand-trapped greens, got a real workout in this year's tournament and passed the lest with flying colors. Only a handful of the 70 golfers taking part in the tournament were able to do much with its par 12. Working a tournament like the 1952 King Cotton, a sportsv, riter rubs shoulders with all types of golfers. The duffers and duljs, the great and the near* great, and, naturally, he asks questions. The question we asked most was "What do you think ot our course?" or a reasonable facsimi- lie. And 99 per cent of the answers were gratifying. Here are some , of them: Chick Yarbrough,' the Vincennes, Ind., pro who was one of the few to master the course—"It's a fine and beautiful Uttle course and a tough baby especially if you're off your iron game. Trie greens are tricky and I've never played on finer, fairways." Red Wiley, Tcrre Haute, Ind., pro—"A course like this is lough lor g«ys who have been used to playing Northern courses. Your Bermuda greens are a lot different from our bent grass ones. You got to be a putter to lick 'em." Bib Mena, veteran Pine Bluff pro—"There's nothing wrong with this course except that it's the toughest little courso In the state and a lot of these guys are finding that out." Andy Cusfo, pro of Llttlo Rock's Sylvan Hills—"It's a beautiful oouree and in fine shape." ' Dr. Cary Middlecoff, pro golf- dom's second leading money winner—"The greens are a little fast but that's probably because the course is still pretty new." That's only n few, but there *ere many, many more and all favorable, especially the one from tha unidentified amateur who moaned "you've got ' to be able to play your middle irons or stay off the course. I've never seen one like it.". Usual "Unusuals" A golf tournament, regardless of Its size, is seldom without a good supply of "unusuals" and this year's King Cotton was no exception. First. Ihore was the record- breaking performance of Chick Ynrbrough when everybody else was finding par impregnable. Then there were the two holes in one on the same hole by two different golfers scarcely 15 minutes apart. They cnme on (lie No. 4 hole during Ihe Saturday afternoon session. Shcdric McKaln, the amateur winner, scored the first one. Then a few foursomes later caine Middlecoff. He used a nine iron on the 165-yard hole. The ball sailed past the pin by a few Inches, hit the green with a thud and spun back into the cup. Gallery members standing around the green Giants Trim Dodgers' Lead to 5 and a Half By JOE RE1CHI.KR AP Sports Writer The New York (Hants still believe in miracles and the Clevelandf refuse to vanish from the race. Porkers Get Power Test . Defense and Offense Units Clashed Today FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. M —The University of Arkansas' top defensive and offensive units will clash today to test the potential power of each for the forthcoming gridiron season. The defensive units were given the football spotlight at the Razorback grid camp yesterday and their performances were pleasing to Coach Otis Douglas. Reserves made up the offensive team and they were unable to dent the No. 1 defensive unit. In fact, the offensive power was bogged to about two yards per try over the ground. One pass completion lost a yard. Tlie first string di tensive unit consisted of Bob Linsbarricr and Bud Brooks at ends: Jim Spcrrin-; riTici Buster Grmv--. r.t tackles; Eddie Hrnaioul as the man over center; Rtrt Worren. Floyd Sagely. Billy Picltcns and Charles Ramsey In tho iiiKluckiru; slats nud Johnny Cole and Derm Pryor in safety positions. Dick Keyscr a 22G-ponnd sophomore from Norrislovvn. Pa., wns moved up to the first string offensive right lacfclc post by Dong- Iris. The move spelled Graves for defer.sive specialization. Trimble Takes Rams 7 Reins's Successor Named Last Night HERSHEY, Pa. f,W _ Big Jim , Trimble tonk over today as heart j coach of the Philadelphia Eagles to! face the man-sized assignment of tackling the champion LM Angeles Rams ivithin five days. "I really stepped into a frightening position," admiUeti '.he former University of Wichita mentor alter learing last night he had been named to succeed the ailins Wavne Millner. The national Football League Eagles meet the powerful Rams Saturday In Philadelphia under their fourth coach In three years. Vince McNally, the Eagles' general manager, handed the head coaching reins to the 34-year-oid Trimble last, night shortly alter he ' Thus the league-leading Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees must extend themselves to the limit during the final three weeks of the campaign if they are to meet In the October World Series. The Yankees own a two-game lead in the American League race but must play all but Ihree of their final IS games away from home. The Indians have the same number of games to play, but H of them are in Cleveland. The Yankees and Indians meet only once more this season, but that game too, will be played in Cleveland Neither the Dodgers nor the Giants has a schedule advantage. Each club has 16 to play at home and three on the road. But the Giants arc comforted by the fact that they are better off this season than they were a year ago today. Last year at this time, the Giants trailed Ihe Dodgers by 6<' 2 games. Today, following yesterday's split of Iheir day-night doubleheadcr. New York was only five lengths in back. Ilarli Ilijf Boy The Giants' desperate bid to overtake the Dortgrcrs appeared to have been stopper! when the Dodgers crushed them. 10-2, in the afternoon clash, but Leo Durocher's gallant crew bounced back to win the night portion ot Ihe twin bill 3-2, to large back Into the thick of Ihe battle. A two-run sixth inning homer by Alvin Dark and a ninth-inning two-out double by Don Mueller won for the Giani.s after Joe Black's brilliant relief hurling and Duke Snider's power ratline; had given the Dodgers an easy first-game triumph. "They'd better not stop to look back because we're coming " shouted Dark following the split that gave the Giants a three- to-two edge in ihe five-game Bones. "This was one we had to win and we did it." Manager Charlie Drcssen of the Dodgers retorted: "If we'd have won this one they wouldn't have a chance But they've still pot to co like hell. We won't blow it this vcar I'm satisfied. I figured SI we could win two of the five games we're In and we did," G la n t skipper Leo Durocher toiight differently, naturally. "All I know is we were five games back with nine to go last year," he said. "That I know. Now were five back with 19 ( O go." sccepted Millnpr's resignation. Trimble had been line coach under Millner. of Depth, Experience Are Tribe's Big Handicaps The Chicks kick the lid of their 1952 football geason this week m what possibly will bo the toughest opS game opponent ever faced by a Blytheville High School AMERICAN LEAGUE L L Pel. OB .82 68 .694 80 53 .580 2 72 64 11 65 72 68 71 67 56 New York ,. Cleveland Boston Chicago ..... Washington .. Philadelphia . St. Louis Detroit 82 . . -IS 91 ,529 .522'10 .522 10 .614 11 .400 26 .31 36 NATIONAL I.KAGVE Brooklyn ... New York .. St. Louis ... Philadelphia Chicago Cincinnati .. Boston ritlsburgh .. W L 86 49 81 54 Pet. GB moaned. 70 74 C7 60 59 5 1 >/2 33 100 .037 .600 .581 .544 .486 20',!. .441 2fi'/ 2 .437 27 .231 49 gulped. It was hard to believe .. what they had just seen. . . . Then there were the two unusual lies on the No. 2 hole. Harry w. Halncs, Blytheville amateur, was tho victim of the first In a pre- tournament round last Thursday. His second shot hit a tree limb on Ihe bank of « ditch that blsccis the fairway. The ball bounced straight down, hit the ground and rolled on to a foot bridge crossing the ditch, slopping In the center. Mr. Haines had to putt ihe ball on to Ihe green from that position. Then Sunday afternoon, exactly the same thing happened to Ed Koepper of St. Louis but he wasn't quite as lucky. His ball stopped In a crack between the boards. And when he tried to run it up to the green, the ball bounced on the end of tho bridge into the ditch. . . . Tournament officials said that lies (and we don't mean fib) like these had never happened before. . . . The 1052 tournament was without a doubt the best yet. The field was larger arid better and the scores higher. And a note of commendation should go to the club's Tournament Committee, especially Frank Whitworth, Jimmy Terry Bill Afflick and Skccier Bishop who did the work to make the 'ournament go. . . . SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet Chattanooga 86 66 .SOU Atlanta 82 72 .532 Mobile 80 73 .5228 Memphis 81 74 .5220 New Orleans 80 75 .516 Nashville 73 70 4 gg Little Rock 68 85 .444 Birmingham 64 flo .416 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American Kaguo No games scheduled. National I.cagrue Brooklyn 10-2 New Yolk 2-3 (day- night) Only games scheduled. Southern League Memphis 3. New Orleans 3 TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at St. Louis (night) Raschl (15-5) vs Llttlefield (0-4) Philadelphia at Cleveland (night) Shanlz (22-6) vs \Vynn (19-12) Boston at Detroit Trout (9-11) vs Houtteman (7-18) Washington at Chicago (2 - twl- night) Porterfield (12-13) and Porn- nielca (IpO) vs Rogovin (12-8) and Dorish (7-3) National League Chicago at Brooklyn (night) Hacker (J2-8) vs Moore (1-1) Pittsburgh at New York Hogue (1-3) vs Connelly (4-0) St. Louis at Philadelphia (night) Miller (4-2) vs Simmons (11-7). Cincinnati at Boston (2-twi-nIght) Church (5-8) and" Perkowskl (11-8) vs Spahn (13-15) and Surkont (1111) ,. . Southern Mobile at Atlanta Roberts, Canny Disqualified In Tag Bout Red Roberts and Bill Canny were up to their old tricks again last night and it cost them the decision In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. The two. tag cronies were disqualified by Referee Don Hatficld in (he third fall of the match because they were playing a bit too rough. The decision gave their opponents Lee Fields and Frit! Schnabel the lag match verdict for at the time of the disqualification the rounds stood all even at one each. Roberts and Canny roughed their way to victory In the first fall winning In 13 minutes. After 15 minutes of rough stuff canny put the finishing touches on Fields with Irish whips and a bidy pin and 10 minutes later Roberts beat Sehna- . . . bcMn three minute, «lth a crab But Fields and Schnabel returned to take the second fall In nine minutes with Schnabel taking care ot Roberts In seven minutes with body slnms and a pin and Fields beating Canny in two minutes with a body pin. In the two one-fall preliminary bouls. Roberts won over Fields in nine minutes with knee lifts and a body pin and Canny beat Schnabel in 15 minutes with a jackknlfe. Coach Russell Mosley takes his 1952 model Chicks to North Little Rock for their season opener Thursday night against the Wildcats of the slate's football upW crust^the Big Seven. And the Bis chief Is looking forward to the opening date with no limited amount of pessimism. His .squad IB short In number and In a couple or three key spots. In talent but he's hoping that the Chicks will make up for their shortages In "They looked pretty good," Coach Mosley commented yesterday on a Friday afternoon Ecrlinmaee session. "Some of them arc still not blocking like they should. We need a lot more work along this line. "I'm afraid our lack of deplh Is noing to hurt us. We need about four or five more good boys." he Right now the Chicks have three weaknesses that stand out like'a pair of black eyes. They are: m lack of depth, (2) lack of experience in some vital spots and (3) lack of a capable passer. The Chicks will go to North Little Rock only 26 strong—that is, barring any injuries In the one more scrimmage session remaining So fur they have gotten by with only a tew minor cuts and bruises anil Mosley Is keeping his fingers :rossed for luck to remain through the one more practice day. Weak In Depth The Chicks are woefully went In depth everywhere with orie poss'ble exception—at end.' They are five deep at the flankers with three of the five capable of holding down itnrtlng assignments. The flankers arc Montroe Holland, Billy Gilbow Bob Lee Hill, Charles Ray Hall and Bob Black. The Tribe Is lacking experience at both guards, at left tackle and In bench strength. They have four fumrd candidates but none of them with any appreciable amount of experience. Mosley has two candidates trying for the left tackle spot, senior M. L. Criner and sophomore John Fong. but both are Inexperienced. JUosiey lins even tried a switch maneuver In an attempt to solve the tackle problem, moving Billy Michael, a Junior who was out all year with a leg Injury last year, from guard to tackle but even if he ROCS nloni; with this It won't solve his inexper- J<£ w^£!t~7 n*L i. if" 0 ma ^ es . Believe spec i a i glove worn by Charley Goldman is Joe Walcott sjaw. The challenger, training at Grossinger, N.Y., bids for the heavyweight championship in Philadelphia^ Municipal Stadium, Sept 23 (NBA) TCU Will Have More Speed, Experience than '51 Champs ience problem. As for the bench strength, the , e Chicks have 14 extras, but. except for the Hankers, all lack previous nltih school experience. During the past two weeks. Coach Mosley has been working desperately in an effort to find R suitable pafwer. He has given every bnck- lleld candidates a chance to throw the ball but there have been only one or two who have shown any promise. Tommy Mosley and Dogaid Gentry probably' will handle most of the passing work. BacktieM Set Aside from passing and Inck of depth the offensive backfleld alignment seems pretty well set with Red Children as the blocker, Donald Gentry and Ralnh Snydcr at Ihe halfs and Benny Gentry at fullback. All four of these boys are let- tcrmcn with at least one year of high school experience. But there Is B bright side of (he picture, too. The Chicks appear in top physical condition for their season opener and their spirit, though erratic at times, as a whole Is good which, In due time, could offset some of their weak spots. The Chicks are at a loss as to what to expect from the. 5 Wildcats Thursday night. There have been many and varied reports come out of the Capital City as to North Little Rocks' potentialities. Some reports hnve them strong while others hnve them tltally wrecked by graduation. The most reliable report, how- , ever, Is that the Cats boast a fine spIit-T offense that Is maneuvered by backs that are small hut speedy And It Is on this report that Coach Moslcy plans to set up his defenses Oklahoma City; John Coyle, tor- neriy of Springfield, iu.. but now an oil salesman from Dallas, who posted his 70 with seven one putt nnd Jim Blair of Kansas City' the 1551 Western runner-up. Frogs Hove 27 Lettermen Bock And Should Be SlighrJy Improved By HAROLD V. RATUFF FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) - with experience, good manpower and ™™ additional speed, the Te., as Christian Horned Frogs should be liave to b mPr ° Ved ° Ver 195 '' Bl " ' here Sre Mme I" 65 " 0 "* '"at will their Southwest Conference football championship. | B «^ h'^JT the 19S1 Cflm l> al s<> h »ve experienced help At right nf 1V !L 0 L^ half wil, be Joh n „,£„" a'S pound senior, and at lelt half, Senior Jack Ray, regular last year Halfback replacements are stron" which they conference 27 termen. The list includes seven regulars froiu last fall's offensive platoon and "six of the men who started on the defensive team in the Cotton Bowl against Kentucky Tliis means the Frogs have 'a strong framework of experience on both teams. But there are gaps to be filled and in two instances, these holes are formidable. Cone is Keith Flowers, the all- America linebacker who was the team's top leader. Also missing r, u ,, ; --.ow ,,,™, lls i i sm guara. EN: tsikes 2 9 0-Dounri Bobby Jack Floyd, the slashing squadman of last year looms at fullback who played such a promt- '-" nent role in Ihe offense. Other telling losses include Guard Alton Taylor and Tackle Norman Hughes on the offensive line; Guard Herb Zimmerman in the middle of the defensive line. i w, H a ,e e rmar « M( " » «P~™ to face However, replacements for Plow- playing Ihe right.' Three veteran ™ ?, LemiSh (IIMI) - Me ™Pli's »"d ra Bn ° OBil la " ncl1 thefr scrics ln era and Floyd are main problems At the start of fall work, big Mai Fowler loomed as the o; fullback. 1951 but knee Injury. He played tailback In was handicapped by 'a ry. The leg nour seems whole again. Bill Doty, a junior letterman, will back him up. bobby McEachern of Austin a 155-pound "five-year senior," is being groomed to replace Flowers. He's mobile and may prove more effective against passes if somewhat weaker against runs than flowers. On offense, the Frogs will op ; erate exclusively from Coach Dutch Meyer's spread formation. Some new plays and refinements have been added. Use of the spread, of course, means that "the tailback position again will be of importance. For he will be passer, punter, runner and A-jsxfA-^s • , .. play selector. Starting out, the Christians have five talented performers at the spot. They are Gilbert Bartosh, senior from Granger who led the conference in total offense in 1950; Ray McKown, the Dumas dandy who is a Junior this year; Danny Powell, n fine passer from Archer City who missed all last, year with a bad knee: Ronald Clinkscale, most promising soph who runs Ihe hundred in 9.6, and Fowler, who can be pressed into service If needed. As a matter of fact, all the tail- tions in Ihe backfield and several of them may be in the game at the same time. Barring a long run of bad luck r injuries, iltc Frogs should have 2ry strong tailback, operations all offense, the tailbacks will Patton Among Front Runners In Western CHICAGO OT — DfcX Patton. Ft. Worth, Tex., who at the age of 22 should know better, broke his arm i roping a calf 18 months ago. Now he is trying to win the Western Amateur golf championship and nas a fair chance of doing It. Patton Monday easy 3331—10. one under Exmoore's par, to be among the front runners In the first of a 36-hol» qualifying round for the 50th Western Amateur golf crown. A match play bracket of 4, including defending champlo t n Frank stranahnn, will be drawn up today among survivors of the MEN WANTED BY BUCHANAN CHEVROLET CO. We need a first class BODY & PAINT man . . . also combinalion MECHANIC &'BODY & PAINT man to take charge of our used car department. Top salaries. House to move In. Phone Osccoln, 707, immediately. Buchanan Chevrolet Co. Osceola, Ark. Along the Ted Vaught offensive line, ends and Bob Blair are back; Marshall Harris returns at right tackle; Jack Rarnsay is back at left guard, and Cariton McCormack, 210-pound center, is on hand for his senior year. Mickey Teems, letterman. or Malcolm Wai , transfer from State College, will replace Taylor „,. right guard. Bill Sikes, 220-pound left tackle. On defense. Ends Charles Rogers and Wayne Martin are back. Morgan Williams, one of the best young linemen In the sector last year as a soph, has moved to left-tackle recciving should be better. He said he hopes the defense, which he coaches personally, will be improved, especially against passes. He looks for better punting. Memphis Wins Playoff Berth Chicks Defeat Pels 3-2 to Take Fourth Place in Southern I4y Mercer Bailey ...Associated Press Sports Writer Chattanooga won the pennant but Memphis is the "miracle team" of the 19=2 Southern Association which ; begins Its regular post-season playoffs tonight. After spending half the season m the cellar, the Chicks capped a steady climb to a playoff berth by edging New Orleans, 3-2. last night in an extra game to break a tie for fourth place. Atlanta and Mobile open Iheir best-of-seven series In Atlanta tonight. The Crackers' reliable Art Keiser Tborsday YeiiowjackeH Uva4« For Ni^Jit Contest; C»*ch Has Problem* BiylheviHe Junior High Sohoofi Papooses ran tliroueh their final day of hnrd work today in perpar- ation for the opening game of their 1952 season Thursday night. The Paps will open the season at home, playing Reiser's Junior Yellowjackets at Haley Field. The game is set for g p.m. Thursday. Conch Harold Stockton has been running his squad through tough dally workouts for the past three weeks in an effort to whip them in shape for their opening tilt. And he has a big problem confronting him. The Paps had a perfect record last year, undefeated, untied and unscored on in eight games. And Coach Stockton must try to prolcct the record with practically a new team. He has but four lettermen back from last year's all-winning squad and all are backs.' The forward wall will be made up completely of new and untried boys. And another thing that has Coach Stockton worried Is Reiser's last year record. The Junior Yel- lowjackets were undefeated and untied last year and had only two points scored on them. Coach Stockton is building his teani around his four returning lettermen but he has a problem here, too. Three of his four lettermen are quarterbacks and in order to utilize their experience he has been shifting Freddie Akers and Bobby Jones around from quarter to the halfs and he indicated that he probably will us« Ihree if not all four of his lettermen in his starting backfield. The other two "returning letter winners are Charles Abbott, R halfback and Mickey Sheltoh, a peanut-sized quarterback. The Paps will take things easy tomorrow with a light dress re- hersal workout, probably under the lights. . an ™ , uards, huge Hal Lambert n!or- ' !? Bn ° OBil la " ncl1 the ill Buck and James G C1 5 Uilno ° tomorrow u Bill on hand. For the defensive secondary, hide Marshall Robinson is back at safety and Ronald Fraley and "- — my Morrow at the halfbacks, i the whole. Coach Meyer looks ise. He feels that the team will have a grea night. breakawy nn< . ° n *' oc " third.Counnthee ureakaway runs and that the pass tra game, Memphis' season per- Ironically, a former Pel contributed greatly to New Orleans' defeat last night. Floyd Fogg, traded to Ihe Lookouts by the Pels, scored one Chick run and helped send another across the plate. The Chicks, who were in last a fraction of a per cent of tying third. Counting the ex- Brooks Jittery? Errors Say Yes NEW YORK Wl—Are the Brooklyn Dodgers showing signs of the jitters? The Dodgers, who went through their first 127 g^ with only 75 errors, have committed 12 miscues in their last nine tilts, including six in the five game set just concluded against the New York Giants. 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