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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 10, 1952
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PACE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, CEFT.'M, 1WI Seminoles to Open Friday Night Against Tough Wynne OSCEOLA If there's a blue note being sounded around Osceoln these days there's a reason for it. Coach Dukio Speck's 1952 model Seminoles open their football season Friday against what possibly will be their toughest foe of the season. The Seminoles take the field against the strong Wynne Yellow-; Jackets at Hale Field Friday night, The game Is scheduled for 8 pm.. Wynne Is rntcd as one of the state's strongest Class A teams and has been picked In some (i unrtcrs to cop the state championship while the Seminoles. wrecked by graduation, are starting a re-building program. The Seminoles lost seven of 11 starters by graduation last year Including their three three-time all- starters, Tommy Spires, Warren Weinberg and Harvey Lee Hill. And to replace players like this is almost an impossible (ask for a school as small as Osceoln. Coach Speck says his blgscst weakness right now Is depth and. inexperience. He'll dress out a squad; o! 22 for Friday night's opener and ' a number of these are first-year men. Nn Bench Strength "My starting eleven is going to have to be able to go all the way." he moaned, "because I Just don't have the bench strength." Coach Speck said that he probably would make only one defensive change during the game and that will be Murrell Wnrhurst at guard. Coach Speck says his starting lineup Is pretty well set for the opening game. He plans to use Kenneth Cole and Russell Thom• ason at ends, Dowell Harlan and Ted Nunley at guards, Buck Alexander and Billy Hill at guards, Jimmy Little ai center, Bob Stllwell at quarterback, Jackie Crostwalle and Bill Cnntrell at halfbacks and Donald Dunn at fullback. Dunn, a returning letterman, probably will be the Seminoles' best ground-gaining threat. Ths hard. running youngster was a starter as a sophomore last year but had to take a back seat to Spires and Hill. George Cole a Vital Cog In Porks' Grid Operations By CAUf- BELL FAYCTTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Other football coaches come and BO Fit the University of Arkansas, but George Cole stays on, Wilson to Open Season Friday District 3B Champs To Invade Lepanto For First Contest "I believe we will defensively," Coach do all tight Speck said. "We're a little green In some portant spots and lack depth everywhere, though," WILSON—Wilson's Bulldogs will begin defense of their District 3B football title Friday nlRht with Le- pimto furnishing the opposition. The Bame, first of the season for both teams, Is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Lepanto, While the Bulldogs are not as strong as they were this -time last year, they arc still picked by most of the coaches of the district as one of the strongest Class B teams In this district. Wilson lost 11 players by graduation last year, but have six of last year's letter winners hack in the fold this fall. They arc Bob Douglas, L. C. Freels, Jimmy Grant, Terry Robinson, J. D. Rankln and Howard Cissell. Coach Bill Yates, who Is starting his second year as head of the Bulldogs, was n little reluctant In making predictions for his team but he sutd that he was looking for a "fnlr to good" season. The Bulldogs will open their home season Sept. 19 at Marked Tree. The stubby. 46-year-old assistant mentor and head scout has been vital cog in Ha/orback fcrid operations since 1024, when he showed up on the Ozark mountain campus as a freshman halfback. He ha,s played under or assisted five head coaches and was head man himself hi 1942 for one year. Although lie also tutors Porker backs, Cole's chief alignment is scouting — bringing home information on opposing tennis anil lining up future KAZorback .stars. His ability to perform Ihesc Jobs kept him on the staff every time a new head coach came in and otherwise cleaned house. "When George Scouts an opponent before we play them," says Head Coach Otis Douglas, "he comes back with a complete report on that team's offense and defense. He has every detail we need to prepare ourselves for a game with that team." Colo has been scouting rivals for the nazorbackiS since 1934 and has developed a simplified system which has been adopted by other big- time football powers, notably Tu- Imie and Alabama. Preparation lllg Job "The biggest job of scouting." Cole explains, "Is the preparation. When I go to a game to scout some {earn, I Mreiuiy have that team's formation drawn on each page of AMERICAN LEAGUE L 1, Pet. OB W L Pet. GB 82 51 .590 ... 81 68 .583 1 New York Cleveland Chicago noston Washington Philadelphia SI. Louis, Detroit .13 .72 .12 .71 ,.51 .46, ,629 8 .626 9 .614 10' .511 11 .410 25 .336 35 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 80 50 .032 ... New York 82 53 .603 4 St. Louis 80 51 .584 6'A Philadelphia ...74 63 .640 12'/ 2 68 71 .480 19'/2 61 TI 60 11 Ex-Teammates Block Paths Of Weary Yanks and Brooks By JOE RUCHLEB AP Sport I WrtU. Tlie weary New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, stumbling along th« T«e* road to P*nnaMyiU«, arc finding their paths bkxtked by revenge-minded forms* t«anv mates. Chicago Cincinnati Boston Mtlfiburgh BACK IN BUSINESS J. D. Kirruncl pulls on his shoes preparatory to a workout with the University of Houston squacl. The 235-pound tackle v/as one of the UnitcrJ States Military Academy cadets dismissed last year for cribbing (NEA) ..39 101 .438 26'/2 .279 49 SOUTHERN Mobile ?hattnnooga icmphis Atlanta ASSOCIATION W L Pet 1 0 1.000 .000 .000 .000 Stranahan Is Favored In Western Amateur CHICAGO OP)—Whllo other en- tfants struggled to break par tn a 36-hole qualifying test, defending champion Frank Strannhan breezed around Exmoor's exacting course at ease and definitely is tabbed the man to beat In the 60th jubilee of the Western Amateur Golf Tourney. Thirty-two match play twosomes teed off today, each man hoping to win this prestige championship. Stranahan, seeking his fourth Western cro\vn. was exempted from qualifying. But he played nlong with the record field of 223 Tuesday and carded a one under par 70. Western Golf Association officials bore the brunt of a confused situation by allowing such n. bulky • field to try for the 64 match piny spots on on 18 hole golf course. The first qualifying round Monday had to be finished Tuesday morning because darkness engulfed 17 players before they finished. It was even worse Tuesday. Most of the favorites qualified for the man-to-man competition starting Wednesday. Among them was Jim Tom Blair of Jefferson City, the 1951 Weslcrn ninner-up, with 146. China's Secret Police HONG KONG W5—The Chinese Communists will enlist thousands of carefully-screened Chinese to help the secret police. Pelping announced lhat Chinese from publi offices, factories, buslnc-w house end schools will be organized Inti security committees. They will hnV' power to investigate and arres persons suspected of antl-Commu nist activities. 'Nooga Meets Chicks Tonight In SA Playoff By The. Associated Press After a two-day rest Chattanooga tonight opens against Memphis in Its attempt to put the playoff lampionshlp back-to-back with e Southern Association pennant, he first games will be at Chat- .noogn. In 15 playoffs seven, teams have lanaged to win both the pennant nd playoff championships. Those 11 victories teams and their big ears were: Atlanta. 1335; Little 1937; Atlanta, 1938; Nnsh- ille, 1940; Atlanta. 1946; Mobile, 947. and Nashville, 19-19. Mobile and Atlanta opened, their emt-final playoff last night with lobile winning, 4-1. Mike Lemish pitched the victory nt\ it took him 11 innings to win. He should have hud fl 1-0 victory loosoleaf book. Then when the team vans a play, RU I have to do is 1111 in the marks showing what each man did." Cole's scouting book also hns, -space set aside on each page to record other details of a play, such as where the ball was, what the down was, etc. He once thought of putting his xiok on the market but then decided It wouldn't be profitable. 'A scout would buy one copy of it, see how it works and from then on make up his own," George explained. "I wouldn't sell any more." Cole likes his Job, but it has Its drawbacks. Never Sew Hogs IMay ''I never get to see Arkansas play a gflnie," lie laments, "I'm nlwnys .scouting next week's opponent. I used to get to see our boys play the last game of the season, but not any more. That week I scout the team we open the next season against.-" --- Gcofgc;Ls on the road during much of the off-season, too, visiting high' school stars to sell them on coming to Arkansas. "My wife says I'm gone all the time," Cole' laughs. "It's not that bad, but I'm awny enough that my dog barks at me when I come home." His dog may bark at him, but the football wolves have never howled at him—and that's something few coaches can say. Burdette Hits Road in Opener Pivates y/ill Invade Marion Friday Night BURDETTE— Burdotte's Pirate, hit the road Friday night to open their 1952 football -season. Coach Charley Sims' Pirates are slated to open against the Marion Tartans at Marlon. The Pirates, one of the surprise B learns ot Mississippi County ami District Tliree iast fall, are looking forward to another good season this year. Unrftette has added a new cnach to Its statl for this season. He is Jimmy Allen, who played for BS,v- Ihcvlllo Clucks' In the early 40's. He is coaching the Pirates' line. The Pirates have a squad of 30 but most of their squadmen are inexperienced. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS American league £>t. Louis 5 New York 4 (nii;ht> Cleveland 6 Philadelphia 1 (night) Chicago 3-3 Washington 2 - (first game 12 Innings) Detroit 4 Boston 3 (11 innings). National League Chicago ^ Brooklyn 1 (night) New York 11 Pittsburgh 6 St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 4 (night) Boston 1-0 Cincinnati 0- 2 (twi night). ' The Yankees' lead over Cleveland was a skimpy one game today following last night's 5-4 loss to the Browns'in St. Louis and the Indians' 6-1 triumph over Bobby Shantz and the Philadelphia Athletics. Brooklyn's once seemingly safe !0'4-eame bulge over New York dwindled to four us a result ot esterday's 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, several hours after the Giants had thrashed the Pittsburgh 'irates, 11-6. Brooklyn's woes were further in- reasert by the rapid climb oi Bt. x>uis' "longshot" Cardinals, who jushed back into the pennant pic- ure with a 1-5 victory over the htladelphla Phillies that left them \'z lengths oft the pace. Run Forced In Two former Yankees—Dick Kry- hoskl and Clint Courtney—teamed up last night to bring victory to :he Browns. Kryhoski. pinch hit .ing for winning pitcher Dick Little field, doubled off Ray Scarborough to open the last of the ninth. An infield hit and an intentional pass sandwiched around an out, loade the bases. Scarborough's third pitch to Southern League Mobile 4, Atlanta 1 (11 Innings (only game scheduled) ,'ourtney hit the catcher to force presenting the Giants with sic »a- .ome Ray Colonial}, running for Cryhoski, with the winning run. was four-time loser Llttlefield'B irst win of the season. At Ebbets Field, former Dodgers Dee Fondy and Toby Atwell proved he big hatchetmen as knuckle- lallcr Warren Hacker stifled the Brooklyn hitters with seven sate- les. Fondy smashed a run-scoring riple and Atwell chipped in with i single that drove in one of the tallies in Chicago's big five-run, 'ourth-lnnlng rally against loser Ray Moore and Joe Lnndrum. Early Wynn reached his 20-vic- .ory goal for the second straight season as he pitched the Indians to their sixth straight triumph. Held scoreless through live innings by Shantz, the Indians rallied for two runs in the sixth and added six more In the eighth to hand the iiiiie lefthander his seventh setback, A dozen Giant hits, including homers by Monte Irvln, Don Muel ler and Alvin Dark, helped rookie Bill Connelly rack up his fifth straight success since joining thi club in mid-August. Five Pitts burgh errors helped considerably arned runs. Solly Hemus' 'bases-loaded «lngl« nd Red Schoendlenst's two-run double featured a five-run, nlnth- nnlng uprising that gave the Cardinals their uphill triumph over he Phillies. Stan Musial got on» hit—his ?,00flth major league hit or SI. Louis. Chicago's White Sox advanced o third place in the American League, taking a pair of 3-2 decisions from Washington. Pitcher Saul Rogovin baited in the first two runs and scored the winning run on an nth-inning single by Nellie Fox In the opener. Pinch- :iitter Sam Mele homered in the last of the ninth to give Harry Dorish the second game win over rookie Mike FornEeles. Successive homers b y Cliff Mapes and Joe Ginsberg in the last half of the 11th gave Detroit a 4-3 victory over Boston, dropping (he Red Sox into fourth place. Cincinnati and the Braves swapped shutouts In iheir twi-night" twin bill in Boston. The Reds Harry Perkbwski bested Max Surkont, 2-0. afler the Braves' Warren Spahrt had taken a 1-0 hurling duel from rookie Joe Nuxhall, Inexperience Longhorns' Biggest Problem; '52 Schedule Toughest TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at St. Louis (night Reynolds (17-8) vs Pillette (10-11) Philadelphia at Cleve land (night) Kellner Ul-ll) vs Le mon (18-10). Boston at Detroit Parnell (12-8) vs Wight (6-10). .Washington at Chicago Sanchez (1-0) vs Pierce (13-11). Leo Durocher Handed Third Suspension f ) NEW YORK Wj—Leo Durocher started serving hts third suspension or the season Wednesday as his New York Giants prepared to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second of their three-Rnme series, The latest suspension is a two day vacation handed to the fiery manager by National League Pres idont Warren Giles for the bean- Idling incident In the Nc\v York- Brooklyn gnme of Monday afternoon. Durocher was held responsible for Monle Kennedy throwing at Joe Black but the suspension was held National League Chicago at Brooklyn (2, twi night) Lown (4-10) and Klippsteiti 9-11) vs Rutherford (5-6) and Erskine (11-6). Pittsburgh at New York Dickson 14-19) , vs Heard 13-6). St. Louis at'Fhiladelphia (night) Mizell (10-6) vs Meyer (11-13). Cincinnati at Boston (night) Raffensberger (15-13) vs Wilson (12- AUSTIN, Tex. OP) — Don't be; surprised if the boys In the Orange and White of the University of Texas look a little green in spots this fall. For CoacU Ed Voice and his 52 Longhorns will tackle the ost nmbHiouR schedule in Texas' -year football history this season, nd they will be undertaking the ssigument with the most inexper- nced squad in recent years. Price has 19 lettermen available Southern League Tonight's Games Mobile at Atlanta Memphis at Chattanooga fter the regular nine Innings hut an error by Don Simmer in the eighth sent the gnme into ovcr- tme, 1-1. Atlanta first baseman Junior Mooten made an expensive error n the llth. Soon after Wooten dropped a throw Mobile's Bill Antonello hit a long, rlghtneki lomer. George Freese and Bama Rowcll 'ollowed with additional hits to 5ive Mobile its fourth run. Mel Hinies who lias lost two and won one against Atlanta, pilches for Mobile tontfiht agai Atlnnta's Jack Brltthi who has whipped Mobile four times and lost only once. After tonight's gnme the teams go to Mobile for series. Bratton Picked Over Zannelli DETROIT l.ft — Johnny Bratton of Chicago Is an odds-on favorite to whip Ralph Zannelli, the Boston antique, in their 10-rounrt welterweight bout nt Olympia Stadium tonight. Tlie bout, scheduled to siart nt 8 to a pilot minimum because the Giant removed his pitcher after wnrning by the umpires. Leo also was fined S100. Other Giants fined were Kennedy nnd Larry Jnnsen, who hit Billy Cox with a pitch In Ihe ninth Inning and was ordered from the flame by plate umpire Lee Ballanfant. Kennedy was fined S50 and Janscn $2.5. Because of Jnnsen's excellent record, his fine was remitted. Dtirochcr was forbidden to direct his chib in Wcdnrsday's and Thursday's games. Each lime the Pirates nre the opposition. WalcotttoTry For Early Kayo ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., f/P) — Heavyweight champion Joe Walcot is aiming for a first round knock out in his title defense agains Rocky Marciano Fit Philadelphia 1 Municipal Stadium Sept. 23. Jersey Joe said Tuesday he is go ing to hit the challenger "any ttm I get an opening." Walcott sparred Indoors with fou of his training partners when- co- Atlantic ocean breezes forced hi to abandon his outdoor arena i Barter Field. Manager Felix Bocchicchio sa Wnk-ott plans a tour of Europe an South America^ IE he defeaUs th Brockton, Mass., challenger th month. The champ then may de lend his title a^ain in Londo against Johnny Williams, Bocchli chio added. hns most of the offensive punch >f a good 1951 team. But the de- 'ensive aces who contributed greatly to last year's success have departed and their shoes must be 'illed by newcomers. Greenhorns will, man the posts iand!ed so expertly a year ago Bobby Dillon, the Al! - America safety man; Don Menasco and June Davis, linebacking heroes for three seasons, and Don Cunning- riam, busiest of all secondary de- season, but almost" half of hem averaged less than eight linutes per game i» 1951. Most f the "veterans" picked up far nore splinters than playing ex- erience last fall. More than half of ihe Texas quad is composed of sophomores nd transfer/ 5 , and virtually half f the probable starters in Price's wo - platoon plan will be seeing heir first varsity competition vhen the Longhorns open the cam :>aign with Louisiana State in But in Rouge Sept. 20. And the Steers will still be we ichincl the ears when they travel o Chapel Hill for a Sept. 27 en- :agement with North Carolina. Af- cr that, they return to Austin to prepare for their home opener Oct. 4 with collegiate football's most consistent winner — Notre a me Next comes the Oct. 11 meeting •with ominous Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, and then six ever-rugged which probably will be even tougher than usual. We have a 'small nucleus of outstanding juniors and seniors," comments Price, "but we are depending heavily on untested sophomores. We've got quite a number of young boys — and they're not without ability — but they will have to learn in R hurry to play as sophomores in this rugged conference. They'll cut their teeth on good teams like, LSU, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Oklahoma." The Longhorn split - T attack is expected to move farther "and faster this year, for Price stil fenders last fall. Seasoned players will be cast in.most of the key offensive roles, but the quarterback's job likely will go to another tenderfoot — John (Bunny) Andrews, a junior squadman who saw only 12 minutes of action last season. Andrews will be pushed, however, by T Jones, a two-year letterman who directed the Texas attack in the early stages of 1951. But regardless of who the field general may bo, he will have at his disposal such proven backfield- ers as Gib Dawson and Richard Oclion, leading ground - gainers last season. The fleet Dawson looms as an all - America candidate, while Ochoa, a 200-pounder, gives the ground game good balance with his power and cpeed. Tux as covered lots of ground with the split-1" in 1951, Price's first year at the helm.'But n con sistently good passing attack was conspicuous by its absence. Andrews should solve this prob em. however. He gave a brilliani performance in the final spring .raining game, completing 10 pas ses of 13 for 134 yards and tw ;ouchdowns. And Andrews is blcs sed with sood targets in Ends Ton Stolhandske, Gilmer Spring, Carl ton Massey and Dawson. Up front, the line boasts six last year's offensive starters, lee by Guard Harley Sewell and Sto! hanriske, a pair of strong all-Am erica contenders. The only spots in the attsckin 8 p.m., CST,-wiU be televised over n , , r-i * c«..«J n national network, 1 Potato Cfuster Found The term "holiday" derives from "holy day.*' In fact, the fight is being staged mainly far the benefit of TV fans. The program originally called for n bout, between Clarence Henry and Archie Moore and when tills fell through, tlie International Boxing Club arranged a substitute to satisfy its weekly TV commitments. I Reportedly very little betting I was being done on the fight nnd if there was any it was all in favor of Bratton, a welterweight champion for two months in 1951, making another stride forward on Uie comeback trail. - CHARLES CITY. la. '&>— Robtrt C. While dug up a peculiar bunch of potatoes in his garden. Instead of growing individually ns potatoes usually do. were in a cluster. There were seven large potatoes and five small ones in the bunch. It was placed on display in n down-1 WANTED CAR SALESMAN Experienced man preferred. We have an attvac-l live proposition for the right man — but please] apply in pcrdon. All replies will be kept confidential, of .course. HORNER-WILSON MOTOR] CO., 317 East Main, Blytheville. platoon slated for sophomores ar* eft tackle, right guard and tight halfback. Tops among the crop of promising young tackles Is Buck Lansford, younger brother of Jim, Texas' star of the past two seasons. Smooth * running Billy Quinn appears a shade ahead of letterinan Jimmy Dan Pace in the race to succeed Don Barton at right half, And- many observers already ar» pointing to Guard Don Miller as the Longhorns' next great lineman. Other probable offensive starters will be Bill McDonald at center, nd Charles Genthner at right ackle, seniors who lettered last ear for the first time. Sewell, Spring, Miller and pos- ihly Stolhandske appear headed double duty, although Price s to utilize two platoons us rwch as possible. Tlie only de- ensive regulars returning to th« avne old stands are Sewell, tugged middleman tn the live - maa ine; Linebacker Jack Barton an<i End Bill Georges. Sophomores such as Guard Bob Flinn, End Howard Moon, Half- jack Paul Parkinson ,Linebacker Jim Rosser. and Back Ed Kelley are strong: candidates for vacated! positions on the defensive platoon. So are lettermen Hub Ingrahnm and Stan Studer, and Massey, th« very talented wingman who le^ :ered twice at Southwestern. Ty Cobb, Jr., Dies In California MENLO PARK. Calif. (iP) — Dr. Tyrus Raymond Cobb Jr., 42, one ot five children of baseball's Immortal Ty Cobb, died yesterday. Dr. Cobb practiced as a physlclaa at Dublin, Ga.. until stricken last year with a malignant tumor of th» brain. RLEA$E,A/II$TEB DRIVER, OBEY J/MMIB OUR SCHOOL FbLlGEAAAts/, BOTH TO KEEP SAFE / 7&T MEN WANTED BY BUCHANAN CHEVROLET CO. ABOVE-THE REST—Heading lor Portsmouth's goal before a ^tremendous London crowd, ^Jdck BenUey, Chelsea forward, :6ftd* hJiftKlf head and shoul- '•dcn above the rest. 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