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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 12, 1952
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.T, SEPTEMBER 12, 1W1 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NMTg North Little Rock Blanks Chicks 25-0; Paps Keep Record Intact with 19-0 Win Miscues Costly as Tribe Drops Season's Opener By GEORGE CJ.ARK (Courier Sews 8port« KdHor) NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Clucks were poured *om« hot "T" here last night and the brew was a bit bitter to the digestive system. North Little Rock's Wildcats; clawed the Chiekasaws to the'time: o[ 25-0 before a near-capacity crowd in th* first football, game ol the itason for both teams! The Cats, manned by a dandy little quarterback by the. name of Richard Bird, a speedy little halfback, Trtvl* Hartwick who picked up yardage in big chunks and a line that ran through Blytheville's larger but far more leaky forward wall like sand through a trammel net, kept the Chicks •'( balance all night with their split-T offense and made their inexperience ailment stick out like a sore thumb. But to say that the Wildcats won the game ail by themselves not only would be a 'gross exaggeration, it would be a dottnriglvt falsehood. For the Chicks were on hand, to give what assistance that was needed. The awful truth is that the Chicks beat themselves. Their blocking, (he majority of the time, was below pa-land their tackling, for the most naft, was only a degree or so better. They fumbled, dropped passes and Just couldn't get their offense rolling. Two bad breaks at the beginning of the game, the nullification of a nice kickoff return and a fumble that «et up North Little Rock's first touchdovm, got the chicks off on •i, the wrong foot and they stayed on V,it-the rest of the night. Breaks Pay Off The Wildcats utilized two breaks 1 to score quickies In the first quarter. The first came early in the period when Tommy Mosley got of: a short punt from the Blytheville 19 -with the ball killed at the Chicks 33. Halfback Frank Dicus and Blrt teamed to move to the Blytheville ?0 in three plays then Btrd startec his one-man offensive show. In three plays he moved to the nine i Fullback Ross Stanley got two and j Bird smashed outside .left tackle to score. Dick Mosley's kick for extra 1 point was good but a five yard penalty nullified It. His next try was low. executed quick opener to go the 35 yards to pay dirt. Again Mosle> Kicked the extra point but again it was nullified by a penalty, this time a 15-yarder for Illegal UFe of the hand. The Cats tried to pass it over but it was knocked down. The Chicks again failed to move from the kickoft, get line only six yards on two tries from their 2S ! "' 00> "'> n and Mosley faded to punt, out guard i £ e ™ * . R.'C.-Ingram broke past his block- , l ',° us . ' ,4 slapped the punt down and ' Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 83 51 .563 ... Cleveland 83 58 .589 >/4 Chicago 14 Gfi .529 9 Boston 12 ?1 .518 l<Hi Washington ....73 69 .514 it Philadelphia ...71 10 .504 12 ',2 St. Louis 51 83 .401 26 Detvoil 48 81 .345 Si'/z NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB ' Th* next break, came only a kickoff and two plays later. The Chicks got the klckoff at the 20 but couldn't do anything with It. Benny Hays got absolutely nowhere "down the middle and on the next play Mosley fumbled at the 19 and a North Little Rock lineman recovered. Then Hartwick on a pitchout from Bird went around the right side to score stand- Ing up. Mosley's kick for extra point was good but again a penalty nullified and again his second try failed. Blvtheville got Its first break toward the end of the first quarter when guard Charles Garner recovered a fumble at the Wildcats' 38. And It looked for a while as if the Chicks might have found. themselves. Mosley, on a beautiful run after a hsndoff. hula-hipped his way 13 yards to the 25 but he lost sin on the next play when he couldn't find a pass receiver. Then he hit Bob Childress down the middle for nine but Childress fumbled as he wa« hit and North Little Rock recovered at the 30. The Wildcats appeared headed for another paunt into pav dirt after this fumble recovery. Bird showed he could do something besides sneak through holes in the line when he hit end Harrod with a 15- yarder and Harrod was hauled down at the Blytheville 47. But there the Chicks' line stiffened and end Bob lee Hill, recovered Bird's fumble at the SO. M-Tard Punt But again the Chicks couldn't take advantage of their assets and on fourth down Mosley lifted be&utiful spiral punt that went 50 yards In the air and brought the fans to their feet. North Little Rock moved to the Blytheville 35 before fumbling again and Garner got himself another oin but time was running out. Montroi Holland tried to get things going when he stepned olf 18 yards on nn end around play with a half minute to go. Then Mosley hit. Gentry, wh sneaked down the righi side, with » beautiful 31-yard toss and he wa hauled down at the Wildcats' 19 jus as the half ended. , North LItfle Rock's olher tw touchdowns came close together 1: the third quarter. A short' klckof to open the second half hv Blvthe v!"« foiled to serve the niirniKC nn a Wildcat lineman movrd the ba In the Blvtheville 48'. Stanley an H?rtwlcV % teamed and on two trie moved for a fir't down on - th chicks' 33. A five-yard cennlt checked the Cats temnorarilv o 1 , they came roarinz back and Haft wick broke through on a bea\iUtull recovered at the 25 to €et up the Cats' final touchdown. Hartwick | and Disciis on two stabs at the leaky line moved to the 13 then Bird passed to Stanley in the flat and Stanley, behind an escort of blockers, v.-ent to the end zone - tanding up. This time IvSosley i kicked the extra point and it stuck. The two teams sparred between the 30's lor the remainder of the jnme as both sides flooded the field with substitutions. Late In the game the Chicks got a drive going and with substitute backs taking over they moved for three straight first downs to-the North Little Rock 30 where a pass interception cut the drive short. But in spite of their poor shewing the Chicks weren't without stellar defensive performances. Bob Lee Hill, a junior flankman who Is scheduled for a lot of service this fall, and Montroe Holland, who alternated between offensive left end snd defensive left tackle, were the defensive mainstays. But they had some good help from little Ralph Snyder, who was used mostly in the defensive lineup. The Chicks' offensive plight Is told'in one quick look at the game statistics. Blytheville got but five' first downs, three of them coming in the fourth .quarter, and North Llllle Rock got 11. The Chicks gained but 51 yards through rushing with approximately half of this coming in the fourth quarter drive. About the only offensive bright spots were in passing and punting. The Chicks, with four throwing, completed six of 11 aerials for a gain of 44 yards and on five punts, with Mosley, Gentry and Kenneth Fisher doing the kicking, they averaged 33 yards. Next week, the Chicks are slated to open their home season against Messick of Memphis. Cincinnati Boston Pittsburgh ..88 51 ..84 54 ..80 59 ..16 63 ..69 ..62 .833 , '. .609 3\' 2 .576 8 ,547 12 13 .486 20 m .446 26 71. .4. .60 18 .435 27',i .39 103 .215 50',i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet Memphis 2 0 1.000 Atlanta 1 1 .500 Mobile Chattanooga .500 .000 YESTEKHAV'S RESULTS American L*acu« Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 0 Washington 4 Chicago I Detroit 5 Boston 4 (Only games scheduled) National League Ccliicago 11 Brooklyn 1 New N York 5 Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 2 (night) (Only games scheduled). bourne rn Leatue Memphis 6, Chattanooga (only game scheduled) PILOT'S PLIGHT—Lou Boudreau offers a candid illustration of the torment a manager goes through seeing his club knocked out of the pennnnt race. The Red Sox' p.enoralissirao's agony becomes apparent as he brace* head in arms, then seai-clies the inside of his cap for a solution. (NEA) High School Football lati Nllhl'» North IJttle Rock 2S, Blyttieville N«wp*rt 19, Bald Knob «' Starting lineups: Blytheville Tos. N. Little Rock Holland L. E. ,. Martinda'le Michael L.T Donahey Jones L.G. .. Duckworth Privetfc C Shive Garner. R.G. ....;'. Ingram Hodge R.T Voegel Gilbow R.E Hnrrod hildress Q.B Bird entry H.B. Dicus osley H.B Hartwick ays F.B Stanley Substitutions: Blytheville— Brat- icr, Snyder, Fisher, Edgmon, Crier, Cobb. Garner, Pong, Hall, Hill, hillips anrt Worrell. North Little ock—Mosley, Beard, Autry, Tolli- on, Faulkner, Roberts, Fowler, ixse, Mathis. Officials—Alvin Bell, eferee; Gus Albright, umpire; Lee ogers, field Judge; Robert Tubbs. nesman. Team Records Biytneville N.L. Rock 'irst Downs — — 5 11 Yds. Gained Hushing — — 51 191 Passes Completed 6 out of II 3 out of 6 Yds. Gained Passing 44 25 nterceptions by — 0 1 Punts Avg. — 5 for 33 yds. 3 for 29 yds. Penalties 2 for 10 yds. 6 for 60 yds. TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at Chicago (night) I,opat (8-5) vs Grissom (11-8). Washington at St. Louis tnight) Marrero (10-7) vs Cain (10-8). Boston at Cleveland (night) Hudson UO-10) vs Wj'im (20-12). Philadelphia at Detroit Scheib (10-6) vs Newhouser (7-8). National League St. Louis at Brooklyn (night) Staley (16-12) vs Roe (11-2). Cincinnati at New York (2) Haf- fensberger 15-13) and Church (5-8) vs Corwin (5-0) and.Kennedy (2-41. Chicago at Philadelphia (2, twilight) Miimer (12-9) and Kelly (3-9) vs Drews (13-13) and Konstanty (5-3). Pittsburgh at. Boston (2, twi night) Friend (5-16) and Neccial (1-4) vs Jester (2-4) and Johnson (5-1). Tribe Edges Up on Yanks With Eighth Straight Win By JACK HAND Associated frrcss Spurls Writer Cleveland's pennant drive and the Mike Garcia boom for most valuable player are swinging along hand In hand. Southern Lempaa Chattanooga at Memphis Atlanta at Mobile Darkhorses In Westerns Quarterfinals CHICAGO Three strict With "The Bear" boasting BJ siring of 28 consecutive scoreless innings, the onrushing Indians Thursday crept within one half game of the idle New York Yankees. Cleveland's eighth straight \^n, longest streak of the year in the American League, was A 1-0 job by Garcia who allowed only two Philadelphia singles. It was his seventh shutout. Six weeks ago Bobby ShantK of of the Philadelphia A's seemed to have a lock' on the American League MVP award. He still is the favorite .but Garcia is lining up a torchlight parade of supporters. While little Bobby failed five times in a row., reaching for win No. 23, Garcia has produced tour straight,make the 20 grade. Ha is the third 20-game winner in the league, joining teammate Early Wynn and Shantz. 13 to Play Heading Into the showdown one- game series with the Yanks Sun day, Garcia looms as the likely Cleveland starter. The Indians now have 13 to play, the Yankees 14. The Yanks aren't the only lend ut out. His season won-lost mark Individual Records Blytheville Player Tries Gained Childress — 3 Hays — — 2 Gentry 6 Mosley 8 Snyder 1 Holland — 2 Phillips — 2 Totali 24 6 -2 G 8 13 13 9 51 Avg. 2 -1 1 .750 13 6.50 4.50 2.12 North Little Rock Player Tries Gained Avg. 9 3 31 Stanley — 3 Dicus — — 7 Hartwick — 9 Bird 13 Mosley 3 Faulkner — 4 Tolllson — 2 Totals — 31 96 45 .4 3 4 4.42 10.6 3.4S l.M darkhorse.s were Jammed into today's quarterfinal field of the Western Amateur Golf Tournament, each bumping into championship- style competition. Foremost among the rank outsiders was Jim Frisina Jr., the 42- year-old Taylorville, III., movie chain owner, Frisina, two-time winner of the Illinois state title elim- nated co-medalist Don Cherry, the Vew York crooner and a semi-finalist in the recent National Amateur, in yesterday's second round yo up. Frisiim then went to work In the afternoon against Chris Gers. young Oklahoma Aggie champion, and iook a one up victory with a 20- foot- eagle putt on the 19th hole. Frisina tangles today with British Amateur Champion Harvie Ward of Atlanta in the lower bracket. In the other match In this dlvi sion, Ed Ervastl, 38-year-old copper tubing salesman from St. Louis, tees off against Dale Morey, long time amateur threat from Martlns- ville, Ind. Morey once was a. professional who was reinstated In the simon-pure ranks after a five-year wait. ers looking over their shoulders Brooklyn is at it again with thi New Yorfc Giants closing In. When Brooklyn lost to Chicago 11-7, Thursday and the. Giants nip ped Pittsburgh 5-4-, the Dodger lea dwindled to S'/i games. The Brook have 15 to play, the GianUs 16. A year ago the Giants were si games back on the_ morning o Sept. 12 and eight of them wer on the losing side of the ledger Kohrrls Gels No. 24 Robin Roberts of the Phillie wrapped up his 2[th win, tops ! the majors, by beating the S Louis Cards, 3-2. It gave the Phi two out of three over the cards wl switch operations to Brooklyn Fr day night for the first of a tv,- game series. The GianU play a di doubleheader with Cincinnati. Since June 17 Roberts' bvillip.: record Is 17-3 and the three loss, came on days when the Phils we Tonight's Wynne at Osceola Wilson at Lepanto Marlon Hot Springs at Texarkan* Ft. Smith at Van Buren El Dorado at Magnolia Normsn, OVA., at Ultle Rock Conwny at Forrest City Jonesboro nt Stuttgart Sherkiion nt Fordyce Stamps at Hope Rogers at BeuUmville Ciifsvllle, Mo. at Springdal. Smackover nt Arkadelphla Malvern at Dlerks Paris at Ru.ssellvllle Alma at Watdron Little Rock B at Harrison Bcrryville at iiuntsvillc Mountain Home at Batesvllle P.iycttcvillc nt.Sllonm Springs McCory at Walnut Ridge 2A I'ocnhontns at Searcy 2A Augusta at Ho.ber Springs 2B Marion at Burdette 3B Trumaim at Corning Hickory Ridge nt Hurrlsbuvg Marianna nt Marked Tree Charleston at Greenwood Palrview at Camden Mansfield at Ozaik 4A Heavener. Okla. nl Hartford St. Anne's at Bauxite 3A North Little Rock B at Jacksonville Lonoke at Brinkley Bismarck at Gurdon Rlson at Magnet Cove Gelletl at Cabot Fuller at Bryant 5S DeWitt at Helena 6A Clarendon at DeValls Bluff 68 Elaine at Hughes 6B West Memphis at Parkin Holly Grove at Marvell 6B Barton at Hazen Nashville nt. Ashdown TA. Horatio »t Norphlet 7A Junction City at Strong 7A Mineral Springs at Prescott Dumas at CrosseU Hamburg lit white Hall Deaf School at McGehee CUr City at Watson Chapel Juniors Roll Over Keiser In First Game of Season All business, Blytheville's Papooses methodically chopped down a fighting Keiser Junior High team at Haley Field last night by a score of 19-0. It marked the eighth conxecutWM Marked Tree )unior» Hw«. win for the Pups over & two-year The lineups: span. They curried a seven-game 3 AIC Teams Open Seasons Tomorrow 24-7. Washington toofc a fall out of ird-place Chicago, 4-1, on Jackie ensen's sixth-inning: double. Jim usby's triple, a walk and an error y Rocky Krsnich. Walt Mastcrson ent all the way for hfs 10th Win, eating Joe Dobson. : Walt Dropo smashed two tower- g homers and Jim Delsing came trough with a game-winning pinch ngle for Detroit's 5-4 edge over le Boston Red Sox. D'ave Madison Itched to only one batter in a rief relief job to get credit for the ictory, the Tigers' fourth straight, his equalled thetr previous long treak of UIR year. Mickey McDer- iott and AI Benton were blasted or 12 hits. "" •-•-•" The Yankes and St. Louis were die as were Boston and Cincinnati n the National. The Yanks resume defense of heir slim lead In Chicago Fridaj night where they open a two-game erics with the White Sox. The In dlans entertain Boston in a night Southern State's Mnlcriders will nc. ' visit Alabama State Teachers Col- By The As*ocUt«d Three Arkansas Inter col VegUtt Conference football teams will opr en trie season tomorrow — two of them under the handicap ol only five days of practice. Under new AIC regulations, grid drills may not begin until school starts. That was Monday for Southern State of Mngnolla, the conference's defending champion, and Henderson of Arkadelphla—both of whom had scheduled Sept. 13 games before the new rule was adopted. atreak into Last night's contest. The younger generation Chlcka- saws combined crisp blocking, sharp tackling and hustle to roll to one touchdown In the second quarter and two more In the last. Early in the first quarter. Keiser elected to run from their own 12 on fourth down. The Pap line held and Blythevllle took over, Charles Abbott, big Pap halfback, roaced off tackle for the score. Bobby Jones' sneak for the point was thwarted by the middle of the Keiser line, Keiser posed Us most serious threat in the third quarter *.vher Uoyce Smith, co-caplnln ami quarterback, sneaked for 40 yards on a twisting, spinning canter to the Paj 20. But a couple of running plays netted losses, a fourth-down pas. was incomplete and the Paps took over again. Bobby Jones, who with Abbott co captains the Blytheville, se up the next Pap score with nn inter ceptlon which he ran back to th Blytheville 25. Then Abbott unrolled the ton gen run of the night when he went wld lo his left, took a pitchout from Jones and, with the aid of razor- edge blocking, romped 69 yards to score. Predte Akers Just couldn't hold Jones' toss on the exlra-poSnt try', ' Akera Score* The Papooses scored again In the dying minutes of the game. Jones hit Akers with a strike which moved the ball from the 19 to th* four. Then Akers sped over left tacfele for the score, His placement for the point was perfect and the Paps took a 19-0 lead. The game ended Immediately after the Blytheville kickoff. Coach Hnrold Stockton's charges displayed nearly mid-season form in lifting the lid on Blytheville's 1952 football year. Especially sharp were ends Freddie Rounsavall all and Jimmy Bratcher, both of whom turned In competent defensive /games. In the second quarter, Rounsaval broke through to block a Keiser punt and the big Pop center, Don Handle, who was In the thick things all the way, pounced on the bull, Jodie Hall, Blytheville guard, wa Blydievllte Snds—Bratcher, RounsavaH. Tacklei—Snyder, Veach. Guards—Turner, Hall. Center—Handle. QB—Jone« HB—Akers. Abbott. 'B—Stephens. Keiser Ends—Brewer, Mattson. Tackles—Wommack. Bradford. Guards—Gadburry, Passeur. Center—Ashley. CjB^Smlth HB—McLean, Spain. FB^-Downs, Osceola, Wynne Clash Tonight Semmoles Rated Underdogs in First Game of Season tion-ruined Sem[notes are rated u underdogs tonight 1*\ their season. opener against the Wynn Yellow- Jackets. The two teaiiw wttl meet head- on «.t 8 p,m. under the light* of Hale Field in the first game or the eason lor both teama. Wynne Is picked by many coaches as the strongest Class A team in District Three again this year ant! ome are even naming them the tate Class A champions. The Yellow Jacket* won the District 3A title last year And their clmmpldiLshlp squad was left Just about Intact when the graduation diplomas were handed out last spring. Osceola, on the other hand, \* starting a re-bulldlng program »nd will be considerably weaker th»n Inst year. However Coach Dukl* Speck has a team composed mftln- ly ot Juniors and there U a good possibility that the Semlnole* will be a much stronger outfit ttian most observers are anticipating. The Wynne-Osceola g*ms wlU b« one of the top football Attraction* In this area this week. another of a host of Pap linemen who shined on offense and defense. But it was to the smooth backfleld combination of Jones, Abbott, Akers and Fullback Eugene Stephens that the Papa owed much of their .uccess. This foursome also performed jrllliantly on defense. Stephens, who didn't get much of ;he boll caryinK glory, nevertheless starred In the mock and tackle department. Noxt gnme for the Paps Is nn Sept. 21 when they will face the Ppfko Gets Sixth Grand Slam Clout Memphis Again Tops 'Noogo In Southern League Playoff By The Associated Press i After a fine and successful pen-' nant fight, things look dark for, Chattanooga In the Southern As-, sociatlon playoffs. •The Lookouts lost again last night to Memphis, 6-5 r to go two down in the "best of seven series. If that two-game deficit isn't bad enough, Chattanooga tonight must play in Memphis' home park. Mobile and Atlanta are even with a victory each In the Southern's other t>emi-jinal playoff. They were unscheduled last night but go back to work tonight in Mobile. Memphis poured 15 hits on five Chattanooga pitchers and the Chicks' advantage probably would have been larger if they had stayed out of two tloubleplays, Ellis Clary of Chattanooga pulled the hidden hall trick on Ed White after catching a pop up by Sammy Meeks. To offset those doubleplay*Mem- phis made two fine fielding plays to cut down Chattanooga, Dixie Up- rEght made a great leaping catch o Earnie Oravetz'a drive and Samm> Metfcs stopped Charley Letchaa' fast grounder and threw Letch Jus out. ,ege. Henderson will be host to Northeast Oklahoma. Arkansas State College swings Into action nl Memphis Naval Air Station. The Indians, though members of Ihe AIC, don't play enough conference games to qualify for the championship and do not have to adhere to Ihe practice date ruling They began work laet month. BROOKLYN ) — Andy Pafko's grand-Blam home run off Bob Bush of the Cube yesterday was the fixth of his National League career. Although the Brooklyn outfielder full- ed to hit a. homer with the base* loaded last season, he U one of th« leaders among active playen In th« senior circuit today in this depart* ment. Fain a Problem To Mike Garcia CLEVELAND yp) — Th« IrxtUn* Mike Gnrcia won't «rgue with «nr- body -who says Ferris Pain is th« leading hitter In baseball. Mike, Cleveland's rugged righthander, who whitewashed Philadelphia yesterday 1-0 for his 20th win, allowed just two hits. Fain got both ol them to raise nte average to .333, tops .n the major leagues. increased this year despite the fact: that the teams played 14 fewer! games than in 1951, said Haraway j He said attendance for the 126-1 game schedule increased 13.000; ' *^ a ^ fans over last year, when each club; i played 140 games. Haraway Plans to Step Dpwn As Cotton States League Head GREENVILLE. Miss, (ifl — Al Haraway, the Arkansas cotton planter who has headed the Cotton States League for the past four years, will not seek re-election. Haraway. who lives at Helena. Ark., said yesterday that he had notified the loop's eight clubs that he would step down as league president, an unpaid position. UM* 1HI«J> UMt "The Job has become too burdensome," said Haraway. Haraway began his baseball career ss a director of the Helena team. He was. president of the club —which does no^ belong lo the league now — for 10 years, before resigning to head the Class C circuit, Overall attendance in the league WANTED CAR SALESMAN Experienced man preferred. We have an attractive proposition for the. right man — but please apply in person. All replies "'ill be kept confidential, of course, IIOKNKR-WILSON 7 MOTOR CO., 317 East Main, Blytheville. SOUR IW&SH, YYtfl iwu su? M 90 PROOF iyts**»*™> B" IOm(D IN BOND miOWSTONl INC., IOUISVUIE, KYi m! ffgllllM 5 when you want It's convenient the place to come fo open your checking account. Then int to pay out-of-town hills, just send along your check, and adds to one's prestige, also. FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLYTHEVILLE &* He knows who has the cleanest, freshest wash in town . . . who is satisfied with halfway, old-fashioned methods. How do j-ou rate? 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