The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1952 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 19, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLT'IHKVILLE (AJUC.) COTmiTSR KfcWl Chicks Vs. Messick Tonight FRITUT, SEPT. U, 1981 Co-G'upliiln DonnM Gentry Home Opener Set for 8; Tribe Rated Underdog Blythevllle's Chlckasaws, still quaking from th» 36-0 ih«Hackln( »t North Little nock last week, open the home end of their 1952 football season at Haley Field tonight agalrat or* of MemphiV best prey grid teams—the Messick Panthers. The game, second at the season for both teams, Is »et lor >n I p.m. starling time. In (his. (heir first showing before the hom« folks, Hi« chicks wiM b« out to make a better showing than their disappointing offering at last week and Chick Chief Russ Mosley Is hoping that he has hlj trtb« geared In full battle humor for the occasion. This game will command a considerable amount of Interest In thU •ectlon of (he stale as it is the only game Involving top flight teams ncheduled In (his area this week. A near capacity crowd at some 3.500 fans are expected to be on hand to j« th« Chicks open their home season. New box seals which have been under construction for (he past couple of weeks have been completed »nd will h* pressed Into sei-vice at tonight's game. The Chicks will take the field rated underdogs to their high, touted Memphis rivals, Messick come, to Blythevllle highly rated by scouts who saw them maul Memphis' East High 27-0 In their Memphis Prep I-cague opener last week. Against the Panthers the Chicks are going to have to shoot the works and they know it. They have been working all week on a full Mate of play., nnd, because ol their lack of polish in some spots, they will be forced to use plays lhat ordinarily wouldn't be used until closer to mid-season. Conch Mosley Is expected to go with Ilia same starting lineup that he used asalnst North Little nock last week with two possible exceptions. That is at offensive left guard nnd tackle posts where Mosley has been witnessing trouble In finding a suitable combination. Mosley DnuMful Slarler M. I,, Crtner. the 100-pound senior letlennan, Is expected to get the stalling call at the offensive left tackle slot with Billy Michael, a 100-pound junior, the probable starter at Ihe guard post but Mosley has indicated that he may shift Michael to left tackle on offense with Charley Garner going In the tackle hole. The oilier questionable spot In the Chicks offcnsiva lineup Is at left hair. Tommy Mosley, or.c of the main cogs in the Tribe's machine, Is still nursing a sore sltle and may see only limited action. In the event he is not ready to B o, Coach Mosley probably will start diminutive Probable Starting Lineups McwicK S3 41 30 31 tt 44 55 11 ID 18 IS t FUy«r M. Holland M. L. Crlnw K. Jones L. Privet* B. Michael Q. Hodg« B. Olloow B. Children. T. Mc*ley D. Gentry B. Hays Officials — Leon Hall, linesman; Dave Pa*. 1,8 , LT La O HO RT RB QB LH RK PB Stephenson, referee; Zack McPherson, field Judge. H»yw McAlpin Shepherd Wood* Fife Millican StanflH Parrish I-cdbelter Terrell Stcvena Barber Curlln, umpire; No. 27 SO 33 20 80 60 16 33 20 22 50 Parker Ralph Snyder at the left half. Or he could go with Billy Phillips a B team graduate, who saw some action against Norlh Litile Rock. But aside from Ihose changes the Chicks' starting eleven probably W 'H nT'£,iH laCt W " h b ' g Montroe Holland, one of the co-caplalm, and Billy Gilbow at the ends, Quincy Hodge at tackle on the right side Kelly Jones at the other guard, and I.eon Privelt in Ihe center spot. f-o r™ ? b " ckn f, d ""' ** Bo » <Red> Cblldress at blocki.) K !»ck with Co-Caplain Donald Gentry at right half and Benny Hays at fullback. Panthen Hav« Fine Backs The Chicks wound up the pre-game preparations with a light, dress rehearsal under Haley Field's lights last night. They spent the hour- arid1 kickoffs r """ (118 dummy scrimmage and working on punting Coach Floyd (Preacher) Roberts' Panthers boast a flne army nf backs that operate a potent T offense behind a line well sprinkled wh weight. The Panthers, according to Ihe scouting information, run from an orthodox T with Ihe line split occasionally „( .1, f nnt £ cts "*»'" lhis y<»r are picked as one of the top teams of Memphis Prep League which is considered one of the fastest hitih school loop., in this area. Messick, with a fine sea.son last year, has been rated 1-2-3 by many Memphis football observers. h\ v"* t°J p** 1 "' 6 ™ 6 '" several key spots was Ihe Chicks' stumbling DiocK in their first game of the season and is expected to be one of their big drawbacks In tonight's game. All except one of the starters are returning lettermen but under Coach Mosley's system of lettering ihls does not mean lhat all are experienced hands. He lettered 21 members of his 30-man squad last year with some of those who lettered seeing duty only after the chicks had built up a sizeable lead. Burdette Sinks Bees 22-6; Porks Open with Oklahoma Ag: _ _ * *^ Co-Captain Monfroe Holland Pirates Hang Up Second Victory of Young Season BURDETTE — Burdette's Pirates hung up their second consecutive victory of the 1952 season here last night as they turned back Blytheville High School's B team by a 22-6 score, The Pirales, laking advantage of every break, scored touchdowns In the first, second and fourth quarters and a safety In the third period lo gain their margin. Blythevllle's lone tally came late In the game on a beautifully-executed pass play from left half George Stanfleld to halfback Shannon Langley. The pass play carried for 30 yards, wilh Shannon taking It on the five and plunging over. Burdette's first .touchdown came on a pass play with fullback Eugene Cable passing to end Billy Garner for Ihe six pointer. Elgene Hamilton plunged for Ihe extra point. A pass by Cable also set up the second touchdown in the second quarter. He passed to end W. T. Langley who was hauled do\vn at the Blytheville five from wtiere halfback Russell Eubanks plunged over. The try for extra point failed and Burdette held a 13-0 halftlme margin. In the (bird quarter, the Pirates utilized a Blythevllle miscue to add two more points. Stanfietd. back to punt in the end zone, saw the snap from center sail over his head and an alert Burdette lineman fell on the free ball in the end zone for a safely. Interception Scores Burdette's final touchdown came in the fourth period when halfback Max Whatley pulled down Terry Vail's pass at the 25 and took It all Ihe way lo pay dirt. Hamillon again plunged for the extra point. It was Ihe first game of Ihe season for Blytheville's Bees, and everything considered, they played a good ball game. Their weak point, however, was blocking and their strong suit was defense. While every player in the Blytheville lineup turned in a creditable performance. Staufie'.d. fullback Joe Bynum and halfback Frank Fowler were the offensive stalwarts while tackle Dean Panky played a top- drawer defensive eatne. Startiuc lineups-' BlythcTille 1'ns. Hurilcllc w <^t L.E Garner Shelton L.T Perkins Brown L.G Franks GEe C. ... McDermolt Birmingham . R.G West Robinson .. Langley .... Long Gore Whatlcy Panky R.T. Whtsenhunt . R.E. Halstcad Q.B. Fowler H.B. Slanfleld .... H.B. Bynum F.B. ....... cable Substitutions: Dlythevllle — borrow, Vail, nccchum, Shanks, Black, Langley. IlurdcUc—Suvks, Collie. Eubanks. Hamilton, Pankey, Rigsny, Aycock, H. Aycock, Crosskno, Epperson, C. Pankey. S. Pnnkcy, D. Payne. O. Slanflold. Stntler and G. Franks. ' Mobile Moves To Playoff Finals Bears Take Series From Atlanta; Play Chicks for Crown ATLANTA «") _ The team that flopped ami then came back meets the team which never quit In the championship round of the Southern Association playoff. Mobile whipped Atlanta, 3-2, tost night to win a semi-final playoff series and complete a cycle. During the early season Mobile led the Southern and looked like the slickest club in the league. Then, Mobile began to fade. Or possibly it was a case of other teams getting hot. Which ever it was. Mobile tumbled from first place Into the second division and only crawled up enough to win n playoff spot in late August. Mobile has a day of rest today before taking on Memphis in the first- same of Ihe championship playoff series tomorrow night In Mobile. The scries lasts until one (earn wins four games. Mobile moved ahead of Atlanta last nicht In the eighth inning when Chuck Coifs fired n single for two runs. A crowd of 993—one of the sn.atlest in years in Atlanta's big Ponce De Leon Park—sat through the rain to sec Ihc home T8e AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Cleveland Chicago Philadelphia . Boston Washington .. St. Louis Detroit W L Pet. GB ...88 57 .607 ... BG CO .580 1\'., ... 17 l!9 .527 IP/, ... 7fi 71 .517 13 " ...74 11 .510 14 ...74 73 .503 15 ... 59 BG .407 29 ...49 00 .338 39 N'.iTION'AL LEAG W L 01 54 88 57 84 61 80 G5 73 15 04 82 C3 82 41 108 Brooklyn NewjYork Si; 'Louts Philadelphia Chicago Cincinnati Boston Pittsburgh UE Pel .028 .607 .570 .552 .-193 .430 .434 .275 3 1 11 IB',', 27'/, 28 52 VESTEIiDAV'S RESULTS American league (No games scheduled). National League (No games scheduled). TODAY'S GAMES American League Detroit at Cleveland (night) Gray (12-15) vs Wynu (21-12). Philadelphia nt New York (night) Shantz (23-7) vs Raschi (16-5). Boston nt Washington (night) Hudson (10-11) vs Sanchez (1-1) or Fornleles (1-2). (Only games scheduled). National League Brooklyn at, Boston Roe (11-2) vs Surkont (12-12). New York at Philadelphia (night) Maglie U7-7) vs Simmons 112-8). St. Louts at Chicago miller (62) vs Kllppstein (8-13K Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (night) Wchmeier (8-11) vs Friend (6-16). Ridged by chains of active volcanoes, parts of Indonesia are still among the wildest places on earth. tou-n Crackers take the licking. Gerry Lane of Atlanta and Jay Ver Crouse of Mobile .had a fine pitching battle going until Coles cracked his single. North Little Rock Trounces Helena; Full Prep Slate Tonight By The Aswi.ilcd Press Only one Big Seven Conference contest is on lap tonight, as Arkansas' Ms high schools continue to shnrpen Ihcir cleans on non-loop Ices in preparation for the championship struggle. North Little Roc's knocked over its eerand foe of Ihc year last night, ivaluinz to an f-.,sv 4.VO victory over the pame. but badly outclassed, Helena Indiana. The Wildcats, runner-up in the Big Seven last year, rolled up a 19-point first quarter lead .and from Ihen on concentrated on irnprovnig their passing game. And, ff the North Side passes had clicked, the score might hn\e been much larger. Only live of 10 found their receivers, and two ol these went tor touchdowns. Helena couldn't dent the big North Little Rock line, and didn't [ally until the last four minutes of the game. Defending Champion Pine Bluff opens its 1952 season tonight against Forrtyce at Pine Bluff. The only conference battle sends Ft. Smith, minus their two ace passers, to E! Dorado. Texarkana. Tex., w-ill seek its third consecutive win over Little Rock's Tlpers. while Hot Springs takes on Arka- delphla and Tcxa-rkana, Ark., clashes with Nashville. In Ihe double A classification, these games ere scheduled: Warren at Camden; Memphis Messick at Blytheville; Pocahontas at Jonesboro; DcQueen at Hope; Monett. Mo., at Rogers; Springdale at Fayetteville; Russellvllle at Van Buren; Forrest City at DeWitl; Subiaco al Mena: Malvcrn at Conway and Fairview at Sm&ckover. Phils, A's Can Play Vital Roles in Pennant Drives By ORLO ROBKKTSOls' Associated Press gporU Writer Two one-time door mals of the major leagues, each forfeited by one of baseball's top hurlers, and two teams which definitely are not going anyplace in this year's flag race, will play an important role in the selection of world series opponents. It wasn't so many years ago that the Phillies and Athletics were considered easy pickings but today " :y both are fighting for third place berths and a slice of the world scries payoffs. And one need to go back only to last year when the Detroit Ti- EVM's. current doghouse tenant of : American League were far from a push-over. The Boston Braves, fourth of the quartet, can't do anything for themselves financially with sixth place the best possible finish but like Ihe other three they are In the spot to cause trouble. .' •-'£As the pennant contenders entered the lists today for the final tilts after a day of rest, (he schedule for the remainder of the season calls for Ihe polent Phillies to meet the pace-setting Brooklyn Dodgers three times and clash with the challenging New York Ginnls on six occasions. Three games, separalo the Brooks and Gianls. Each has nine lo play. It Is just the reverse for Ihe Braves. They meet Ihe Dodgers six limes and the Ginnls three. At the same lime In Ihe American League, (he World Champion New York Yankees' chance for Iheir fourlh straight pennant depends largely on their ability to whip Jimmy Dykes' dangerous Athletics. They meet six times. The Yanks other thrtc games nre with the Red Sox, also hoping for first, division berth, at Boston. The Cleveland Indians, trailing by 2',i games, tangle wilh the Tigers In a six-game set and meet the Chicago White Kox in the other two of games. Today's lineup colls for the Phillies to play host under the lights lo Ihe Gianls In the first of a three-game series at Shibc Park. It'll be Sal Maglie againsl younp: Cvirt Simmons. Before the Shlbe Park lights are lurned on the Brooks will know their fate against the Braves in the first of a three-setter at Boston. Manager Chuck Drossen has nom- their eight remaining inated Preacher Max Surkont. Roe to oppose Allhough today's results rmlural- ly 'important. Ihe most important role Is expected to be played by Philadelphia's Robin Roberts, baseball's-winningesl pilcher wilh 25 victories, He figures lo face the Dodgers at least once and the Giants twice. Againsl the Dodgers the Michigan Stale alumnus has five for five recprd this season. But he hasn't been .so fortunale against Ihe Giants, who have beaten him three out of four and H out of 16 since he came up to the big leagues In 19-13. The Yankees jinx could well be Bobby Shnntz. The Athletics' little .southpaw has won 23 games but has a 3-3 split wilh Ihe Yanks. He'll be on the mound against Via Rascht when Ihe lights are turned on at Ihe Yankee Sladium tonight. At Cleveland, also at night, the Indians will turn their pennant hopes over lo Early Wynn. one of their 20-g»me winners with a 31 and 13 record. Against him will be the hard working Ted Gray, who has won 12 while dropping 15 this season. Other grimes Ir. the National League send Ihe St. Louis Cards, battling to ward off Ihe Phils' third place drive, against (he Cubs at Chicago and Ihe Cincinnati Reds against the Pirates at Pittsburgh in a night affair. Boston will play the Senators a night game at Washington in the only other American League con- Harrison High BookslO-Game Grid Schedule Ira Long and Leonard Williams yesterday were elected co-caplains of Harrison Negro High School's 1952 football team. Both are seniors and returning lettermen. The Dragons, boasting six returning lettcrmen In the squad of 32. are scheduled to open their season next Friday night aguinst Osceoia at Haley Field. Dragon Coach Ira Long announced the following 10 game schedule for his team: Daft Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Get 21 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Opponent Osceola Conway Osceola Where here there there Douglas (M'phis) there Pine Bluff Mnrianna Helena Jonesboro Forrest City Siitlvern there here here here here there Arkansas Aggies Win; Tech Loses B.T The Associated Pres.1 Arkansas A. <b M.'s Boll Weevils, who spent most of the practice grind bemoaning the fact that they had lost their great quarterback. Davey Anderson, seem to have found an adequate replacement. A Magnolia sharpshooter who played second slrlns lo Anderson last year, Jackie Haynes. showed the way [or a 32-6 A. ft M. rout of Little Rock Junior College In Mon- tlcsllo last nlghl. Meanwhile, another AIC team, the once-powerful Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys, fell before East Central Oklahoma. 28-13. Wallace, Bivins On TV Fight Card NEW YORK U?)-CoIey Wallace, aiming for a shot at a leading contender and nls flfch straight victory, clashes with veteran Jimmy Bivins of Cleveland at St. Nicholas Arena tonight. The 24-year-old New Yorker Is a 2 to I favorite lo win lh« 8 p.m. (CST) ten-rounder which will b« bto*dcasi and KlecaM nallonall/. KAZORBACK COMER—Giving three lettermen a terrific battle for playing time at fullback on the University of Arkansas football team Is Earl Kaiser. 185- pound sophomore from Atkins. A hurdler in track, he has speed to go wilh his power. (AP Photo) Razorbacks Are Favored To Win Little Rock Game By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Revenge may weigh heavily on the minds of both teams when the Arkansas Razorbacks and Oklahoma A. & M.'s Cowboys kick the lid off the 1952 football season in War Memorial SUdiura here tomorrow night. The Aggies would like to atone for that 42-7 pasting handed them by Arkansas at Stilhvatcr last year. And the Razorback seniors still think of the rank underdog Cowboy eleven that upset them. 12-7. here two years ago to start them on the worst grid season In Arkansas history. Arkansas Is favored again this time, but a- more certain winner seems to be the paying fan who likes a lot of offense. Though it's too early in the fall for them lo be fully polished, these teams possess plenty of attacking potential. The Razorbacks' split T offense will feature a big. fast f,nd experienced backfield rated by many as the finest in the Southwest Conference. Lending the Arkansas ball-ad- .-,_ vancing department will be all- ''* America Candidate Lamar McHan, the do-evcrything quarterback who earned the Aggies' respect with an 81-yard touchdown run against them last year — when he was a sophomore. Big men In the Cowboy attack are Quarterbacks Bill Bre'dde and Don Babers, crack passer who completed 121 tosses in 1851. A pair of veteran runner*, clunne Jones and Ronnie Bennett, man the halfback slots, with Elmer stout, a transfer who formerly starred for Armi-. at fullback. Make Your Drinks BEAM! MakeXour Bow*« JIM BEAM KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Serve the bourbon your friends know and respect...serve smoother, mellower, richer Beam ... the World's Finest Bourbon Sines '/ >s^»«s 1735. Also Available in Bottled in Bond

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