The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 11, 1952
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FACE EK»H1 • •LOHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KTWf TOMCAT, TfOT. 11, WithAceBacksOut; Tech Fears 'Bama By VKBNON BUTTER ATLANTA, (AP) — The pessimistic among Georgia Tech football fans wiestled toclav with tht horrible thought that the Engmeeis' unbeaten string of 22 games fnight end Saturday with millions of people watching Tech tangles with Alabama here toon—one of the country's best— In the television "Game 'of The Week," 'and quite a few million folks across the nation will. Judge whether"- Tech deserves Its new notch a* America's No:. 2 grid machine in the Associated Press poll. Alabama, ranked 12th this week, routed Tecih, 54-19, In 1850. Nobody has topped them since. Some Tech fans 'profess lo be- leye an upset may be - In the works because two of the team's jest, ball carriers are hobbled by njurlM. Leon H aide man, a hot All-America candidate and the South's top running, back, badly sprained his ankle lii (he Army game last week. '• It is, extremely doubtful that he will play. Hardeman has contributed 704 of 'the ,969 yards Tech has gained on he ground this season. And Larry Ruffln, who was formerly Tech's other starting halfback and 1 raced 220 yards in four •amcs until he was hurt four .. . BRAINY, TOO — Better than one-third of Oomeh RusMU Mos- • lej"! Chickas»wi art honor roll and near honor ron material. The abov* quintet, Charles Ray Hall, Bob Chlldrets, Leon Prlvett, Danny Cobb and Bobby Lee Hill tleft to right), qualifies, each havlnj a B average or better. Johnny O'Brien, Charles Garner and Bob Black also made It. Captain Montroe Holland and End Billy Gllbow juit barely missed. Each had one C. (Courier Newi Photo) One More Idea Concerning The Hog Coaching Question Day by day tht University of Arkansas picture is growing more and more gloomy. According to first hand in- 'formation from the Monday Morning Quarterback's bench, U. of A. Alumni have already started beating the bushes for a replacement for Otis Douglas as trough master of the rancid Rarorbacks. , "He won't finish out the season " driver's seat of a school as big as some of the' self styled experts are laying. 1 "The axe will fall after the first of the year," others forecast. But whatever the predictions, it tx now pretty obvious, the wolves the howling for what's left'of Otis' fast-greying cre» cut and they are hell-bent on sending the congenial Virginian with the so-called ''pro- ityle" offense and the "you-guess- lt",defenses back to the land of : the long O's from whence'he'came. So, they hang his scalp high Then what?; There seems to "be'ah Insistence that the game of the boot and the bobble: be continued In Rasorbackland, and according" 10 the best football ethics, a coach is considered a necessity. So, what «re you going to dp? At this moment'we are at a loos for a guess as, to'.who is going .to replace him; That Is if the Rizor- back boosters .and ;the. money r rnen of central arid southern • Arkansas insist, u they; have in past years, that a coach with a name be hlrsd. We carrV think of a single "name" coach • that' happens to, be visiting the bread lines with any frequency these days and tf one Is to be had it looks like someone Is going xo have to lay down a whole row of the long green stuff. After all $10.000 Isn't too enticing in this day of Harry Trumans 4Z-cent dollar. How About the Prep Field? According to our readers (both of 'em) we've come up with 'some pretty crack-ppttish Ideas In days past so, we won't hesitate to- comment along this line. It's just R suggestion but it might be worth while If Arkansas' crop of good high school coaches was surveyed a little. There's some pretty good talent floating around there. Little Rock's Wilson Matthews, Pine Bluff's George Terry, Camden's Sam Colemnnd and Blylhevllle's- own Russell Mosley, to name a few. Now we don't advocate taking a man fresh-off the high school grid- Iron and throwing htm into the the University of Arkansas While Mich a thing rnlght work out all right, It's just not a recommended idea Our thinking is this hire ( n man with some college know-how a»' the head man and then staff him »ith a half dozen or so top-notch high school coaches, men who have proven records, a* assistants. Let the college Joe do the hand shaking, the bow-taking and the back-patting among the fat pocke book clan and the assistants do the leas-important task of shipping the team Into game condition each *eek Of course the head man would run the show,: decide on what of fenses and defenses to use, mnki the schedule, etc. The handling n the plajers would be left up tc the" assistants. After all a coileg boy Is just a high school boy with year or so more maturity. Maybe it Is a silly Idea. Wh knows until It's tried? Rose to Build His Team Around Twelve Players FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Coach Glen Rose, says he 'lans to orgam/t his 1952-53 basketball team at th*e Univer- ity of Arkansas atomic! a small, compact force of 12 players weeks ago, ,he contest. Is definitely out of The Arkansas cagcrs opened" ractlce yesterdny. and 11 players nswered the call from Rose, coach f five Southwest Conference'cham- 'lons. Two more players, Guards 'loyd Sagely and Johnson Qunn. .re., expected to 1 Join the squad when football season ends. Rose voiced no high hopes for he Rnzorbncks chances lo regain he heights of .the conference, in which Ihey slumped to sixth place ast year. "The absence 'of tall boys and speed on the -squad are our two biggest handicaps," he said. There are three lettermen he team who. scale 6-6, but Rose feels -that none of them have e- nollgh weight to withstand steady punishment In rugged play under the basket. Rose said he would go along with the entire squad until after the Christmas' holidays. Theri he expects to choose the 12 men who will receive nil ..of his attention from then until season's end. The other seven won't be dropped; just held In reserved _;Elghl lottermen .showed up for the first day's practice. They are Walt Kearns, «Mnrv Adams, Raymond Slmw, Orval Elkins, Gene Lambeil, Joel Lucke, Bill Sailer and J. W. Walker. This Is Rose's first season at Arkansas since he left to coa'ch at Stephen F. Auslln College In Texas. His five , Southwest Conference champions came at Arkansas during a fl-year temure be ginning in 1933, With these weapons unavailable, Tech must oulscofe , a menacing Alabama offense sparked by veteran Bobby Marlow aiid sophomore Corky.Tharp which has piled 213 points against eight foes this year Only Tech. with 241, has a more impressive scoring record in the touchdown - happy 'Southeastern Conference. Coach Bobby Dodd of Tech, al ways candid about such matters admits he fears the Alabami scoring punch but believes hi team < can take advantage of an Inexperienced Alabama defense The figures bear.him out. 'Bama opponents, have racked up 11 points! On the .other harid, the gang-tackling Tech defensive pla las yielded only 40 points all ear and 13 In the last five games, Sad Boys disqualified f n Mat Show Ivan and Karl Kawalskl and heir playmate/Leo Newman, were disqualified last night and' Roy Welch. Jack Moody and A1 Cantino won the main event-at the Amerl can Leglori's weekly wrestling program. The match was about as rough as was. expected. The first fall went to the Kawal ski's after 28 minutes of mayhem when Newman beat Cantino with a aackbreaker. Moody brought his bear hug into play In the second fall which he won for his team. , Referee Virgil Hatfield awardec the finalfall to Welch, Moody am Cantino and the Kawalski's an< Newman showed their* displeasun by pouncing on Hatfield.V Moody, Welch and Canlino came to his rescue, and chased the ba boya from the ring. In the preliminaries, Newman de feated Cantino with a head twist Moody's bear Hug brought Karl t bay in Just one minute and Welch beat Ivan with right crosses and body slam! Terps, State, Tech Bunched at Top By HUGH FULLKKTON, JR. NEW YORK, (Al>) — Michigan State, Georgia Tech I and Matyland, lesjaidtd as the "class" of college football af-l er Oklahoma's lesoundmg uash last Satuidav, came about I as ncai as possible to landing in a thiee-uav tic foi fiibt place | n this week's Associated Pi ess football poll. Sparring Partner SYRACUSE,N..Y. — (NEA) — Syracuse, drubbed by Michlg.i State this year. 48-1. has not de fented a Big 10 sine 1941, when it beat Wisconsin, 27-2 Michigan State atlll held the lead .oday after 138 ballots from spoils writers and broadcasters had been counted, but for the second straight week the Spartans' point .total dropped. Georgia Tech's impressive 45-6 victory-over Army boosted the Engineers Into second place, a shade ahead of idle Maryland. E'oints are counted on the basis of 10 for a first place ballot, nine for second, etc. - And here's how the lust three line up Michigan Stale, 1,193 points: Georgia Tech, 1,135; Maryland,.1,128. A week ago It was Michigan Slate, 1,204; Maryland, 1,095. and tech, l,'o<7. Oklahoma's 27-21 -setback at the hands of Noire :Dame-apparently had a piofound effect on the voting Oklahoma,.which received 27 first- place votes and was ranked fourth last week, dropped to eighth place while Notre Darne moved up troin a shaky loth to sixth. The high-powered Michigan State team, which racked up-Jndiana 4114 last Saturday, was listed'first on 57 ballots and mentioned somewhere on all 138. Cieorgia Tech also-was named by every voter, drawing 32 'firsts, 27 seconds and 40 thirds. Maryland was given 24 firsts, 51 seconds and 26 thirds. UCLA and Southern California, the unbeaten Pacific Coast powers which meet Nov. 22, rank fourth and fifth.' ' Others in the first 10 are Tennessee, Texas and Purdue. 3. Maryland (24) ..'...;... i 129! 4 UCLA (15) 951 5. Southern California (1) . 6 Noire Dime (3) , 7 Tenne"ee ... 419! 8 Oklahoma 402 9 Te\as 134 10 Purdue 109 Second 10: 1 Mississippi . g? 2 Alabama . 77 3 Syracuse 69 •! PiKsbuigh (1) 6b 5 Wisconsin , 55 Princeton 31 7 Washington . 30 8 Florida ' !-29 9 Kansas 22 10 Michigan '21 Olheis recchlnj \o'cs i •- u 1 Missouri, Virginia, Navy,. : Minneota; Holy Cross, Villanova", Penh State, Duke, Tulsa, South'Caroiiha, Illinois. Lcnoir-Rhyne, Baylor,-California, Kentucky, Houston. The leaders' (first-place voles In parentheses): , 1. Michigan Stale (57) ....1.193 2. Georgia Tech (32) ._.„. .1,135 Where Are The r»m? What ever happened to the foot ball-rabid Blythevllle of the good old days? The Blytheville that use to pack, 'em in at any footba stadium In which its team wa playing? . . . We couldn't help bu wonder that when we saw th handfull of people that watched th Papooses play WhKehaven In a whlng-dinger the other night. And. too, the Chicks haven't exactly been mobbed by fare-paying-customers in the past couple of years . . Is It the schedule troubles the Blythevllle teams have been having in recent years? Maybe. But It's doubtful if that excuse will hold water because even considering the days of Little Rock, Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, -It's been many a year since Ihe chicks have played teams the calibre of South Side, Whitehaven, Jackson and Messlck . . . And along thU same line of thought it was Interesting to note lhat in Puragould the other night lowers , Espionage Via Fishing Boat TOKYO W|—Police suspect that Japanese Communists are using fishing boats and : meeting. Russian warships off Northern 'Japan to smuggle information and agents In and out of Japan! They have seized some boat« anc made a'few arrests, but they reppr the traffic Is hard to stop. The boats ply among the clusters o smnll Russian-held Islands off Hokkaido. there were Just • about as many Btytheville people present as Paragould fans. In fact we saw some Blythevllle faces at Paragould thn we haven't noticed at Haley Field all year . . . Maybe If the Blythe- vtlle learns would start playing al their games away from home they would get. more home town foi Georgia Techmen. as Sout/iern As Hot Biscuits and Molasses • By WILL GRIMSLET NEW YORK (AP) -^ Punts and passes: "''.,' Georgia Tech is driving a man-sized spike into the old theory that Dixie has to dip Into the Pennsylvania and Ohio mine fields to produce its winning football teams. • Unbeaten, bowl-bound and rated one of the three best college elevens In the nation, Bobby Dodd's Rambling Wreck squad IE as Georgian as red clay and red suspenders, as southern as hot biscuits and molasses. The 63-player roster lists only two Yankees, and they must have drifted In by accident. They are Roger. Frey, a sophomore tackle trom Bethlehem, Pa., and chick Wills, t junior end from Scranton, ft,, who sees only spasmodic action. , , . All the others »re strictly sons of the Confederacy. Thirty-six were home-grown in the state of Geor•«•, 3* <B Atlanta, sod All five of the team's quarterbacks are from Georgia, Piano-legged Leon Hardemnn, the ace b«ll- carrler, halls from Lafayette, O». Speedy Bill Teas Is from Andrew*. N. C.. and fullback Olen Turner calls Talladega, Ala., home. When co-captain and line-backer George Morris writes home, it's Vicksburg, Miss. Morris is Tech's All-America candidate.' Gone With the Wind But the Georgia Tech (quad has one phenomenon. It has a tackle named Sherman who'.plays on Grant Field, Tech's stadium for a coach named Robert E. Lee Dodd. Down la Texu, they'ra rac*Ula« history and warning lhat Ti Christian University shouldn't t> sold short in Its game Saturday wll Texas . . . they recall that on ton previous occasions In the last dec »de—1941, 1947, 194« »nd 1945—th Horned Frogs went Into the gam against Texas with "no chance" bu emerged the upset victor. . . Whe Kansas' Gil Reich, the former Wes Pointer, winds up at Kansas, pr football will have to bid with othe mercenary sports for hi* services. , He Is a topflight basketball an baseball player. ^ . And Dayton ha come up with the niftiest label o the season for one of Us stars. The Divylonians cull their rtigget Irish line-backer Pat Maloney tfutcl* with dimple*.* A winning combination for Power and Mileage! ESSO EXTRA GASOLINE i ESSO EXTRA MOTOR OIL From ffw v»ry »torl and all the way, Esso Ijxtra Gasoline delivers ready, steady power ... long mileage . . .smooth performance ... clean-engine protection—all in one great "all- around" puollne. Try a tankful today ,,. and find out why Esso Extra is the biggest gelling premium gasoline in the area served by Eaao Dealers, Mil* after mil*, your engine runs nmoothly, •afely when Esso Extra Motor Oil Is on the job. 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