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PAflE TEN BLYTirEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER », 1M6 9* A Gio Siience it Broken We thought this business of the Blytlieville-Little Rock severance had long been buried and that both sides had accepted what happened as Just one of those things, but, apparently not. Orvllle Henry, sports editor of the Arkansas Gazette, struck a match In Llltle Rock yesterday and before the morning papers had much more than hit the streets of Blytheville, a four-alarmor was well underway. Henry broke Hie i»"r silence on Die part of LKlle Hock with his Idea of what caused the Cliicks ami (lie Illg SI* si-hook to part ways and in doing so he got Blylheville's school officials and a good many of the fans hotter (Iran a two lilt pistol. Henry stated: '!Th« bare truth is that the three HlK Six coaches decided the Chicks were Selling their football players through unorthodox routes, even If verv oftoi legally, and that If Blytheville wanted to do It that way, U could find someone else to play." Then he went on lo say that "BIylhevllIe sufferer! one suspension and same forfeiture and one reprimand bv (he Arkansas Athletic Association for alleged recruiting over 1918-1910." We don't know where Mr. Henry got his information but lie might do well to change his sources. To put It bluntly, he's all wet. As far us IMs department knows, Blytheville never has been suspended nor was the school reprimanded by the AAA. As for the other, if that is the reason then Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine Bluff must have wanted to get via of the Chicks In the worst sort of way because their accusations never have been proven except in one case In which the AAA itself referred to the ruling ns a technicality. But if'the coaches of the Big Six schools Involved in the freeze-out did drop Blytheville because they suspected player recruiting, then why do they not openly admit It? Why slurk around and offer various exr cuses? Because, Mr. Henry, that Is not the reason. In our opinion, not that it means too much, the Chicks were dropped because the so-called "big boys" were getting a little bit too much football from Northeast Arkansas. Besides, there ore other schools on the schedules of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine BlufT that have been suspected of recruiting. Why weren't they dropped If the Big Six clubs are so lilly white? Luxora Panthers To Meet Lepanto The Luxora Panthers meet Lcpanlo under Hie lights of Hale Field in Osccola at 8 o'clock tonight to open, a full schedule of six football games involving Mississippi County "Kangaroo Court" Trial Max B. Hold, president of the Blylheville School Hoard, probably was the sorest of the school officials over the accusations Henry reported were made by the BJg Six' schools. "Nothing at all would give them (the Btg Six* coaches) that suspicion but the fact tliat Bl.vlhe- vllle, as (he records show, will beat Pine Bluff one out of every four "' games, Little Rock one out of every three and N'orlh Lftlle Rock with regularity." he said. "No other team In the stale has ever beaten Lillle Rock four times !n 12, years. There's your reason." As for the reprimands, suspensions and forfeitures, they're strictly poppycock, Mr. Reid snld. "He (Henry) was referring to the 1D4H case which was tried in a kangaroo court and a ruling handed down that never would stand up in a legal court. The Arkiuisas Athletic Association declared the boy ineligible and then to soothe the pnln a little, turned right around and declared him eligible after makUig us forfeit two games. And one of the men that heard that case wns the EE Dorado superintendent, whose school was one r of the two that benefited by the forfeitures. According to the AAA, the ruling was handed down in this way because BIythevllle was not guilty of nn intentional rule Infraction but was more or less the victim of ft misinterpretation," As for any future scries with the Big Six learns, Mr. Reid said: "We do not want to play them if they do not want to play us." Which • met with our wholehearted approval. BlytheviMe doesn't need Little Kock. Thai Is being proven this year. Anil we dara say thai Knox- vllle, Oklahoma City, Sublaco, Jonesboro and same of the other teams picked up by the biff boys in what Henry called "an avowed determination to book thr toughest schedule thai can be arranged, 1 ' will pall 3M to SOO home town follower! on their jaunts to the capital city. Porting Shot* Last night's Louis-Charles heavyweight go proved to us only one thing —ttiat Joe Louis still can climb through the ropes. In our opinion the flght has been a •big laugh every since It was first talked last summer. Wonder when Tunney U going to make his comeback? ." . . Bill Stnncll, • Chick line coach, tells this one: He and Jimmy Fisher, the Tribe's basketball coach, were enroute home from ML Verrion, 111., last Friday night after-having scouted the Bentan Rangers. They stopped at ft service station near'BlytheviJIe'to get gss and Bill inquired about the Blytheville- Poplflr BIufT game. The station attendant Informed him that Btythevilte had won and expressed his opinion that the Chicks would go undefeated this year. "Yeah? How do you know?" was Bill's reply. "Oh," said the attendant, "the conches eaw to that. They sat down and picked them out an easy schedule so they could win every game." And Bill, shaking his head, walked away. teams this weekend. After the Luxora-Lepanto tuvsJc tonight, the county's remaining seven high school teams swing into action tomorrow afternoon and night with four games to be played within the county and one out of state. Jn tonight's opener, the visiting Lepnnlo eleven will he favored to knock off Coach Tye Adnms' panthers. Lepanto i.s reported to have one of the stronger Class B teams of (he district while Luxora is one of the weaker ones, The Panther* opened their season last week with a 39-6 loss to the defending district champion Wilson Bulldogs. BlythcvilJe i.s the only Mississippi County team thnt will travel any great distance this week, going to Beaton, III,, for a game with he Hen ton Rangers. Only two oth- coimty tentm travel awny from icme grounds this week, Dyess In- adcs Wilson for n night contest omorrow and Shuwnee goes to Kei- cr, Osc cola's Semi riolcs return to heir home field tomorrow nteht meet the West Memphis Blue devils. Although the Scminoles are avorecl £0 emerge victorious from his one the Blue Devils are ex- jpcted to give them their bc.sL competition so for this season. 1'lrnlo.s Open Grid Work in nn afternoon game tomorrow, Burdette's pirates are scheduled to play the State High Papooses of Joiicshoro at Bttrrlettc. The Pirates, playing football for the first time his year, were beaten in their 'irst two outings by sizeable scores but are expected to find the going i little easier against the Craig- liead County eleven. Two junior high games are scheduled to be played tonight. Osceo- a's junior Scminoles journey to Joiner for a game with Coach W. Rook's Shiuvnee Juniors. And, Kciser's Junior Yellow Jackets go ,o Lepnnto for n contest tonight Blythcville's Junior Papooses are mt -scheduled to play until Saturday afternoon when they invade Poplar 3luff, Mo., for a game with Poplar Bluff's junior Mules. Southeast Missouri teams also face a busy weekend with Caruthersville, and Hnyti going into action, each against tough foes, Garuthersville's Tigers, with two victories tucked under their belts go to Sikeston tomorrow game for their traditional game with Sikes- High School. Hayti goes Chaffee for a Little Eight Conferences fuss. Philadelphia Brooklyn . Boston . ., New York . St. Louis . ncinnatl . hicago . , NATIONAL I.KAGUE M' I. Pel. 90 60 .600 85 63 .514 82 C6 82 68 Full Slate in SWC This Week; Longhorns Hurt by Injuries Bf WILBUR MARTIN DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 26. (/T/—Southwest Conference lootball squads tlarted tapering alt today tor Saturday's full schedule of games. There were notes of gloom here* and there. Otis Douglas, whose Arkansas Uam was upset last week by Oklahoma A. and M., threatened to keep his squart out until dark yesterday it "you don't do better." He sent them in at 5:30, but didn't appear very happy over the workout. Southern Methodist Coach H. N. (Rlisty) Russell said the Mustangs' practice yesterday went "pretty slow," He drilled hi* regulars on (ietense against Ohio State plays, as run by the subs. Texas Christian University Coach L. R. (Dutch) Myeycr sent his offensive team through a dummy scrimmage, but worked his reserves hard-against Oklahoma A. and M,! running plays. John Morton, converted from fullback to right liallbsck because of injuries to three players in last week's game with Kansas, again showed to advantage at this position. Ajjics l« Play Tech Texas A. and M., -18-18 victcr over Nevada last week, skipped through another loug session. The Aggies are txpectrcl to be in top physical shape for Texas Tech Saturday night. R:ct, propping for its season op- hnlfback Buddy Parker decided he', play this season. He previously had said he would skip football and sign a professional baseball oon tract. Coach George Saner said "I nm confident Parker will add greatly to the Baylor oHense". Texas added another sophomon to its starting lineup when Hugh Reeder was given the task of lillin in for injured center Dick Rowan, out with a dislocated elbow. Line Coach Ed Price had the Longhorn lineman working hard yesterday. Fullback Byron Townsend nnd guard Jim Pakenhatn missed the workout because of injuries. Missions Even Score Wf't/i Vols In Dixie Series NA51HVILLE, Tcnn,, Sept. 28. OP — i'Tfie scene of the Dixie Serie mtnes ; totiay to Texas, with th weary participants, Nashville aru San Antonio, tied at one game each They clash in tHc third game of th host of seven set in Mission Stadi um, San Antonio, tomorrow nigh The Mission. 1 ; dropped the Vo' 10-5 last night after losing Tue-i day night's opener to Nashville, 11- The rlubs ore showing the wen nnd tear of a gruelling season an hectic playoffs. Together, they made 19 errors in the two serie, games, anything hut the mark top Class AA nines Hal Hudson's southpaw sldearm Ing was deadly afcer he gave two runs in the first inning t Nashville. He gave the Vols on seven hits throughout, and the two last-gasp counters in the nint were unearned. Nashville's eight error? w a nugh to drop the Vols. The mi .iccounted for six of the ML OUR' runs. But the Texas Leng 1 lamps were more deadly at t1 .ate as they got the range of lef : art Flammmi In the sixth f< our runs to go ahead 5-3. Ti lisslons added two more in l! evcnth, and three ; n the eight Jewish Olympics To Start Today TEL AVIV, Israel. Sept. 33. (AP) —Competition in the all-Jewish world Olympics was slated to begin today. Some 30,030 spectators visited the new Ramat Oan stadium for yesterday's opening ceremonies, favored by fine weather. Five hundred countries eni*r against Santa clnra, pot tile! athletes representing 23 news that halfback Teclriv Riggs' appeared In a parade, and tackle Cliarley Bittner liavel Acting President been alerted for active duly with the Marines. They are expected to be available to play against the Bnrcnc. 1 ;. Baylor got, a lift when veteran JcMcph Sprin- zas formally opened the program and said the games should serve to strengthen the bonds of friendship and brotherhood among the Jewish yout'.i world. STOCK CAR RACES Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 P.M. Walker Park Speedway SO CARS — Soufh f s Greatest Racing Show! Tim« Trial* 12:30 Racing 2:30 p.m. THRILLS, SPILLS AND FUN FOR ALL .544 .547 ,500 .430 .423 .373 G.B. 4 7 8 15 25% 261-i 34 Charles Decisions Louis Easily In Heavy Title Go \ • Bjr JACK HAND NBW YORK, Sept. 28. (AP) —J<* Louis knowi to- that they never come back. AMERICAN t.EAGUE W L Pet. York . .... 96 58 .e36 droll 93 57 .623 oston Dl 59 .601 eland 90 61 .596 Ilingtoll ... 67 84 .444 hlcago 58 93 1. Louis 57 93 .384 .330 G.B. 214 414 6 29 38 38 U Ynstorclav's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 8-5, Philadelphia 7-0 irst game 10 innings) Brooklyn 9-2. Boston 6-4 Pittsburgh 7. Chicago 4 St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0 AMKKICAN' LE.AOTJE Philadelphia 8, New York 7 Detroit 5. si. Louis * Washington 2-6, Boston 0-3 Cleveland 7, Chicago 0 Totlav's Game J NATIONAL LF.AOWE Boston at Brooklyn (2) Philadelphia at New York 12) Cincinnati at St. Louis (nlglil) AMKKICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia St. Louis at Detroit Washington at Boston Only games scheduled —Courier News I'liolo CHICK TACKLES—Destined to see a lot ol action at tackles for the Clucks Ih's (all are Eugene Koonce (led) and L. G. Sartnin. Both lx>ys weigh around 180 pounds and have had previous experience. Yanks and Phils >V.u// Chances To Clinch World Series Berths By IlAI.l'H UODEN Associated Tress Sports Writer So near and yet so far. Both the Philadelphia Phillies in the National and the New York Yankees In the American are within two victories of a world series meeting but the road is strewn with class. The Yanks and the Phils have a*~ D ops Schedule rid Tilt with Osceola Nov. 9 Blytheville Papooses have scheduled another game on, their 1950 ootball slate. Coach Earl Stabler said this norning that he had completed negotiations for a game with the Oseola juniors for Nov. 9. The game will be played in Osceola. This leaves the paps with seven ,ames remaining on tncir schedule. Two schools, Conway and Dyess, lave called off games with the Paps. Conway was scheduled to play the Paps Sept. 22 but forfeited by refusing to come to Blytheville. Dyess was scheduled to meet the h aps next week but called the game off Tuesday because of a dwindling squad. The paps go to Poplar Bluff. Mo.. Saturday afternoon and will not play aga'.n until Oct. 12 when they 50 to Paragould. They have only one home game left on their slate. against Jonesboro Nov. 2. chance to end it all today hut the I task is not as easy as it appears on paper New York can clinch with the' help ol the St Louis Browns. The Yanks will have to beat the Philadelphia Athletics nnd the Browns must -ooperate by downing the Detroit Tigers in order to assure New York of its 17th pennant. The Phils can nail down , their first flag since 1915 by taking a doubleheader from the tough New York Oiant-s. The Phillies can also win if 'hey split with the Giants while the Brooklyn Dodgers divide with Boston or If the Dodgers lose a donbleheader to the Braves. Both the Yanks and Phils missed opportunities yesterday to take charge. The Yanks fumbled a chance t< assure themselves of no worse than i tie by dropping an 8-7 decision to the Athletics while the Timers nosed out St. Louis, 5-4, The Phils boshed an opportunity to clinch the pennant by dropping a doubleheader to the Giants. 8-7, in 10 innings and losing 5-0. The Dodgers divided with the Braves, winning the opener, 9-6. but losing the nightcap, 4-2. A Philly sweep and the flag would have been in the, bag. Washington eliminated the third place Boston Red Sox by sweeping doubrheader at Fenway Park, 2-0 and 6-3, behind r;on Marrero and Gene Bearden. In other games Bob Feller shutout the Chicago White Sox, 7 to 0, for Cleveland; Pittsburgh trounced the Chicago Cubs, 7-4; and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked Cincinnati. 1-0, behind Harry Bre- chcen's three-hitter. Portageville Gets Win over Maiden First Little Eight Conference Victory Taken by 27-0 Score PORTAOEVILLE, Mo,. Sept, 23— FoitaReville High School won its first home game and its first Little Eijrht Conference game of the season last night, getting past Maldei 27-0 in a game played here. After a scoreless first quarter i'ortageville broke loose in the sec ond period with Hulsof passing t< q' artorback Noffei to the three anc Noliel bucking over Ironi there. Before the third period had gone Portageville scored twice more." / few plays later Hnlsol crashed ove :acktc to score from 12 yards ou and Noffel passed to Hinton for the exlrrt point. The third touchdown was score( ) e 20-yard pass from Noffei t< end \Vlson. Hulsof circled end fo the extra point. The final score wa: made ii. trie fourth quarter on i Hrlsof to Hinton pass that ciirrle 25 yards. The lineups: Hot Pennant Race Telling on Stengel PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 28. W) — The American League pennant race must be getting Manager Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees down, A reporter asked the Yankee skipper what hotel he was staying at. "The Ferrick," he said, snapping back with the name of his trusted relief hurler. Tom FerricJc. The reporter looked at Stengel quizzically: "Did you say Ferrick?" 'On.' .said Stengel. "I'm sorry. I mean* Warwick, not Ferrick. I must Siamese Penalize Schools iANGKOK UP) — The Siamese Ministry of Education has closed six Chinese schools In southern' Siam [or falling to keep a daily record of school activity, failure to hire competent teachers and other violations. The requirements are part of the new laws governing Chinese -schools. The schools were ordered to close after an education mission had toured the area on inspection. have been else." thinking of something Mnldcn Darnel .... Venable ... M.iloney .., Richardson Kirkpntrick James RT Hollett ..; RE . Burge QB . Caristrom HB Shipley HB . Wickham FB I'qs. LE . LT . . LO C RQ I'ortageviH Wilso ,. \Vhitake — Bllrgcf Mos Reave Widner .... Hinton Noffei Hulsof ... Hawkins ... Shankie day Ezzard Charles, « vastly underrated heavyweight champion, buried the ghost of Louis last night, at Yankee Stadium In 15 cnifcl rounds. It was the same sa'd story that Jnck Dempsey and Jim Jeffries learned years ago. You can't beat Father Time. Puffed to 218 and shaky Iu his timing, Louis absorbed a bloody beating in his unfortunate" bid to become th« first heavyweight hamplon ever to recapture .his Me. He missed by plenty, The 29-year-old Charles did ey~' rything but knock out the tie wild-' red Joe Louis of 1950, a 36-yea'r- id man whose Iron fists had rust- d away, Joe groped blindly toward he top rope in the 14th to save .imself. He probably wouldn't have \sted many more rounds. "I "just didn't have It,' 'he said n his dressing room, swabbing his wollen-shut left eye with an ice hack. "I Just didn't have it In any de- tartment." He didn't have to say so. Jt was ibvious. Only in the 10th round vhen he hurt Charles with a.flash if the Louis of old did he ex:ite the :ro\vd of 22,337 that paid a gross 1203,370. Some 25,000,000 more vulclied on television. Wants to Fight Savold Charles fought a Brilliant fight to earn the unanimous' vote of all hrce officials. Referee Mark Conn ;ave him a 10-5 edge, Judge Joe Duello 12-3 and Joe Frank Forbes 13-2. The AP card had it 12-2 with one even. It is too bad that Louis* failure will take much of the overdue credit away from Charles. The lean 184 VI pound Cincinnati Negro, previously recognized as National Ecxing Association champ, now Is also certified in New York state. The British recognized Lee Savold of Palcrson, N ,J. as their champ. lie may be next on the list for Charles. "I'd like to tight Savold or anybody" said Charles. Louis was the popular favorite as well as the 5 to 8>i betting choice last night. But at the end, everybody had new respect for Charles, This was no awed youngster in there with Louis. Sure he was fighting his old idol and friend. But he came out punching. Hooking to the body, throwing a right hand to the head, Ezzy completely outboxed Louis. Joe plodded straight ahead in his usual style but when he caught Charles he couldn't put over the old equalizer. In Trouble Twice SzAiird was In trouble twice, in the fourth and 10th. A left-right to the head buckled his knees In the fourth but he came back strong at the bell. Louis had his one big chance in the 10th when he shook up Charles with a right to the head uid chued him the reit of the round. H« never coulci set him up. - ; ^^ i Charles got the ihort end of »• purse, about Vfl ,405, counting hl» slice of the 1140,000 radio md TV cash. LouU, who said. h« mad* hif comeback fco get money to pay up Income tax debti, will receive about $100,458 for.'h(a share ot the fight and radio rriohey'. Asked: If -hjs pay fined him up fl- naricially,'Louis mumbled a brief. Yeah." .r .•'•"' Major League Leaders By Th« AuacUUd American Batting — Goodman, Boston, .354; Kell, Detroit, .337. Huns — DIMagglo, Boston, 129; Stephens, Boston, 124. Runs batted In — Stephens, Boston, 144; Dropo, Boston. 143. Hits — Kell, Detroit, 211; Biz- zuto. New York, 195. Doubles — Kell, Detroit, 52; Wert/. Detroit, 3«. Triples — Bvers, Detroit, DiMag- glb and Doerr, Boston, II. Home runs - - Rosen, Cleveland, 37; Dropo, Boston, 34. Stolen bases — DlMaggio, Boston, 15; Rlzzuto. New York, 12. ^ Strikeouts — Lemon. ClevelJ*. 167; Reynolds, New York, 156. ™ Pitching — Ford, New York, 9-1 .900; Rijchl, New York, 21-a .724. National Le*n» \ Batting — Musial, St. Louis, .345; Robinson, Brooklyn, .331. Runs — Sta'nky, New York and Torgeson, Boston, 113. Runs batted In — Ennts, Philadelphia, 125; Ktner, Pittsburgh. 117. Hits — .Snider. Brooklyn, Igs; Musial, St. Lauls, 18«. Doubles — Schoendienst. and Muslai, St. Louis, 41. Triples — Ashbum, Philadelphia. 14; Bell, Pittsburgh, 11. Home runs — Klner, Pittsburgh, 47; Pafko, Chicago, 3«. Stolen bases — Jethroe, Boston, 35; Snider, Brooklyn, 16. Strikeouts — Spahn, Boston, 190; Blackwell, Cincinnati, 189. pitching — Maglte. New York, 1T-4 .810; Hearn, New York, 11-4 .733. Quiz Quandry CALGARY—«")—Worries of W. B. Castel. head of the Calgary Public Library, are not confined to biis/ji; ness hours. - He received so manf» off-duty telephone calls at home from radio .quiz program.fans that he wrote a letter of complaint to the office of the city clerk. He said his staff also had been "snowed under" by inquiries from quiz fans. What Else? CARLYLK, III. (if) — A Cnrlyle high school freshman apparently thought he left no doubt in anyone's mind when he filled out his registration from the first day of school. He wrote ins name and address. Then in the blank calling for his parents' names, the boy wrote: "Mother and Father." TRY GLENMORE TONIGHT there are more than a million barrels experience behind bottle. 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