The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 10, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLg'(ARK.) COURIER One B? Bock Again Th« wolves win. I trying to guess football winners and get »c cused of more things than did Ihe wets. They forced my hand so no to save face. I must resume my miserable efforts, Actually what hap pcned was that my crystal bull got cracked in the election shuffle. »n Hoopl* stole, my tecond beet system. So It took a little time to thin up a new one. Wilson at O*«»la—I had Just as soon lay off another week Van. 1 things look tough from the very beginning. On paper, (his one don look too hard, but after, everything is considered 11 gets pretty rugger Wilson actually hasn't had a .serious test all year and Osceola lost its Ion one so you can't approach it from that angle. Comparative scores giv the Seminoles the edg« but In modern day football comparative score can't be used as a gauge. That leaves but one other way to decide It- coin loss, the old standby. Hmmm, heads. Osceola by 12 points. StMac* al ParaiMld—Another toughle. In spile of the loss of hot-shot back lo the pro baseball ranks and their upset loss to Russell ville, the Trojans of Subiaco are still regarded as one of the best Clas AA teams in the stale and are almost cinched for a playoff invitation, i playoff Invitations are to be allowed. And since early season Paiagoiili has been coming along, getting tougher und tougher. This should be a lulu of a game with Subiaco the winner by a scant seven points. Rice at Arkan»»i—There's a lot of .speculation as to what effect th firing of two starters by Otis Douglas will have on the Razorbacks' aid tilde and the answer should be found here, it's my guess that there'll be an entirely different Porker team take the field against the Owls. And too, it will be homecoming at Arkansas, which should add up to a big victory for the Hogs. Arkansas by 20 points. Others—Batesville over Jonesboro; Texas over Baylor; SMU over Texas Aggies; Tulsa over Texas Tech; Cornell over Colgate; Illinois ovei Iowa; Michigan over Indiana; Oklahoma over Kansas; Nebraska over Kansas State; Minnesota over Michigan Slnte; Missouri over Colorado Northwestern over Purdue; Notre Dame over Pittsburgh; Ohio State over Wisconsin; Georgia over Florida; Kentucky over Mississippi state; Van- derbllt over LSU; Maryland over North Carolina; Navy over Ttllane; Georgia Tech over VM.I; California over UCLA. , Parting Shots Coach Jimmy Fishier Is pretty enfhufed over one of his new Chick basketball candidates and according to all reports he should be. He's Joe Lynn Vowell, R transferee from Eclor, Tex. Joe. Fisher says, is a six-foot ball-handling dandy and averaged .something like 16 poinls a game at Eclor last year, He'^ a junior and is being groomed for the pivot hole. . . Fisher has already started working with some of his non-football playing candidates during dally, after-school practice sessions. "With Ihe possibility of the football .season lasting unli! Dec. 15 and my baskelball season scheduled to open Dec. 1, I'm going to have to have someone ready," Fisher moaned. . . . Charley JRussell, Arkansas Tech's sports publicity director, Is prelly high on Billy Bob Elliott, the ex-Chick Comments Russell, "The Wonder Boy guard will be hard to overlook when it comes time to i pick the All-AIC team. . . Speaking of Arkansas Tech, Lloyd Koontz, another ex-Chick who is now seeing line duty with the Wonder Boys, scored a touchdown In the Ouachita game by recovering a fumble In the end zone. . . ; Gross Understatement of the Week Department—A Blytheville Junior High School student was overheard commenting afier Jonesboro had ended the Paps' unbeaten and unscored- on record last week: "It's not getting beat that hurts. It's 'eelting scored on." Phillies' Eddie Waitkus Voted Baseball's 'Comeback King' NEW YORK, Nor. VI.-(/ft—to Wdie Waitkm, skinny first base-man of the Philadelphia Phillies, goe« the title of baseball's "Comeback king" of 1950. And It was a story of courage in its rawest form. The award was not given to Edward Stephen Waitkus because he had hit .284 last summer. Or because he was the best fielding first . baseman In the league. Rather, It ' was given because of his determination to win.'the biggest battle of ; all: the battle for life. • .'It was only 17 months ago that Waitkus tottered on the brink of death, critically wounded by a bullet fired by a crazed girl In Chicago. Few thought he would lire. . much less play baseball again. ; But this blond of Lithuanian an; ceslry showed them all, even himself. • Waitkus put. hi four arduous, ; pain-filled months of conditioning . at Clear-water, Fla. At times, he be•'came discouraged, but never gave : Up. . • Mbe Is Second "Looking back now." Waitkiu said • later, "they were the four most hor- • rible months of my life. Worse than ; anything in the Army—worse than New Guinea''or anything In the • Philippines. The pain was so severe that more than once I found myself . wishing that the girl had finished the job." His reward, however, was a rich one. He lived again to play the only profession he knew — and loved — baseball! Waitkus edged out Johnny Mize . of the New York : Yankees in the annual Associated Press poll. Of the 368 sports writers and sportscasters who partook in the nationwide poll. 90 placed Waitkus No 1 on their list. Mize was tabbed ton choice on 79 ballots. . Mize also staged a fine comeback The former home run king ot the National League was senl to (he Yankees' Kansas City farm club early in the season. He was recalled and immediately look a hand in the New Yorkers' drive toward a second world championship. Mize, 37, clubbed 55 home rims, and most of his hits were against pennant contending teams. French Reopen Minet BRAZZAVILLE. French Eqllitor- ial Africa—w>,_An agreement has been concluded for the exploitation of French Equlloriat Africa's copper deposits located on the railway . about 1X0 mite inland from Poinie- Nolre. harbor. The deposits were "i™"?, f" lous1 y between 1905 and 1930 but the world crisis In 1930-32 compelled the exploiting company to close the workings Hayti Overcomes Bulldogs 13-12 Last Quarter Score Give« Indiant Thin Margin of Victory POHTAOEYILLE, Nov. 10—Hay- H'« Indians outlasted the Portage- vllle Bulldogs 13-12 In a Little Eight Conference thriller played at Hayti last night. Th« lo^; by Portagevilla threw second place in the Little Eight! standings Into a three way He'j among Portageville. Hayt! and Dexter. Each have lost two conference games. East Prairie has clinched the conference championship. The Indians scored on the very first, play of the game. Returning the opening klckolf to their own 15 ,the Indians shook their star fullback Kenny Bracken loose on the first play from scrimmage and Bracken scampered 85 yards to score. The extra point try "failed. Portaseville tied it up late In the second period when Shankle broke over tackle for 20 yards and then laterallcd to halfback Paul Huslhof at the Hayti 23 with Hulshof going the rest of the way. The Bulldogs, too, missed the extra point try and the first quarter ended with the score reading six-all. I'orlagevlllc Led at Half Portageville took the lead in the second quarter when Shankle again broke through Ihe Hayli line lo go 23 yards for a touchdown. Again Ihe extra point was missed ahcf Portageville led 12-6 at halftlme. In Ihe fourth Quarter the Indians came roaring back moving 75 yards on two plays to score. Bracken passed 25 yards to Nelson on the first play to midfield and then he broke loose again around end lo go the remaining 50 yards. Bracken cracked the line for the winning point. Portageville was scheduled to play Risco next week but Ihe game has been cancelled due to Risco drop- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER !«, Osceola andJ/Vilson Clash Tonight-Chicks Fill Open Date Till LJtK RjutiJ^ . ~T — — , —: L_ Mosleymen Book Tilt May Decide District Crown Seminoles Are Lifted At Slight Favorites In Important Battle Osceola and Wilson, the two top ranked Class B teanfe nf nistric rtf. clash tonight at Osceola'; Hnle Field In » game that co»l< lecide the district championship Klckoff time is 8 o'clock. One of the largest crowds e. r . 0 witness n football name in Mississippi County Is expected to see lie two arch-rivals battle in North- >ast Arkansas' "same of the week.' And Ihe gnme promises to be Just lial. The two teams are evenly Hatched with Osceola holding illght scoring edge. Wilson, how- vcr. BUS the district "sleeper" last •ear and the same could easily >appen this year. The Seminoles have been install- d as the pre-game favorite. South Mississippi County oddsmakers are uotin?, Coach Dnkle Speck's tribe s anywhere from one to three ouchdowns better than the Bnll- OKS but Osceola fans are not too nxious to agree. They remember ast year, too well. Bulldoes Won Year Last year, approximately the ame situation prevailed. Th» two •ams reached November tied (or he District Three lead. Osceola s supposed to romp over the lldoRs, but at game lime it was different story. The Bulldogs round out a narrow one-point largin to claim the district crown. The Seminoles are praying for air weather (or the game. They ave their offense built around the assing arm of Tommy Spiers, pos- bly the stale's leading passer, and n the fleet heels of Harvey Lfe till, the state's leading point mak- Bart weather would seriously andlcap the Seminoles attack and ould mean defeat. The Bulldogs are expected lo ounter with a strong ground game lat has carried them to six ght victories. Coach Roy Sto- augh's aggregation Is well bal- iccd in all departments and fea- ires a lot of power from its single ing offense. Osceola will enier the game boast- g an 8-1 record, their only loss eing to Whitehaven, Tenn. Wil- will carry an undefeated and ntied record into the game. Tickets for tonight's game have 'en placed on sale, In BlytiieviJle ; Barney's shoe store, 219 West lain. They will remain on sale un- 1 6 p.m. udqes Are Judged KARACHI— If,— A young Karachi undryman guilty of bigamy re- 'ived "justice" at the hands of ders of his community. They gave Ira a "trial." (led him up and hipped him. Then the police ar- ved. The self-appointed judge ow in jail, waiting for its course. idges ; justice to nj football. The llneiipi: .ytl oward -•', ;j._^, radley ".Hi. obb ullivan' .... orton Cunningham Chlsm ... Chaffin Nelson Bracken Pos. L.E. L-.T. L.O. . C. . R.G. R.T. R.B. Q.B. K.B. H.B. . F.B. Poria^eville ..'Hinton -. Reaves Whitaker i Moss .. Widner .. Burgess ... Kime.s ... Noffel . Hawkins .. HuUhof .. Shankle PapsHandedStunning 6-0 Upset by Osceola OSCEOI.A, Nor. 10.—An over-confident b«nd ot MyUwviJlc p» p _ oo*>«, seized by an acute c«se of dlsorgnnlwllon, r«n hnd-m, Into Ji .scrappy Osreola Junior Seminoles here last'night, und the result wu ine of tlie season's most stunning upsets, > 8-0 victory for the o««ol«n« The high-touted Papooses, cock- jiire of a victory, were caught completely off guard by a hard-charging ind determined Seminole line and -i pile-driving back by Ihe name of Donald Dunn who ate up the yardage like so much cake. . The high-spirited Junior Seminoles, out-welched in every department, never gave the Paps a decent chance, keeping them bottled up between the 30 yard lines except for one brief moment In the third quarter. They got the Jump early and kept it all night while the Paps piddled iround. unable to get started against 3oach Johnny Beardcn's harri-flght- ng charges. And the Paps contributed to their own scalping by becoming almost completely disorganized after they realised the chins were down. Their offense, which was never up to par, fell completely apart In the late stages and their defense was equally a.s bad. I Snyder Injuml A part of the blame for the Paps' >cor offensive showing can be contributed to the injury of Ralph lyder, their regular quarterback. Snyder suffered an injury to his eft arm on the third play of the Same, and from there on, saw only limted service. Bob Children, the tribe's big fullback, and halfback Tommy Mosley. also were injured but continued In the game. In Dunn, the Seminoles showed he Paps one ot the hardest driving >ack they have seen all year. Plav- ng with his left hand in a cast. 3imn bulled his way through large aoles In the Pap line, time utter ime, for nice gains. It w*i Dunn who gave Osceola its one touchdown. The score came in he second quarter. Taking over on :owns at their own 40, the Semtnoles drove to the Paps' two on eight llays. Then Dunn sliced off tackle or the touchdown. The Paps' line icld on the extra point and \that was all the scoring for the night. Miss Scoring Chance The Paps' lone bright spot came n the third quarter. Taking the ickoff owning the second half at heir own 35, they drove for three traight first-downs to the Osceola S.' But there they bogged down. - .1-0 plays lost 12 yards and a fumble stopped the drive completely. The remainder of- the game was ilayed at midfield with neither team offering a scoring threat. The loss was the second of the cason for the Paps, both coming n a row. It was the first'time this •ear that the Paps' were held score- ess and Osceola was the second earn to score on the Blytheville uniors. Starling lineups: Bl.Tthe.ri!le Pos. O'Dell L.B. L.T. L.G. C. . R.G. R.T. R.E. Q.B. H.B. H B. P 3. Jethroe k NL's Rookie of Year Bravei 'Negro Outfielder Wins Poll ot Writer* NEW YORK. Nov. 10. M>)_Sam Jethroe, fleet-footed centerfielder of the Boston BrnvM, reigned today as the National League's rookie of the year. The .speedy Negro flyeiiaser who once oiltraced Olympic sprinter Barney Ewell, drew u o f the 23 first place votes cast by *. committee of the Baseball Writers Association. One writer failed to vote. Second place went to young Bob Miller, snappy riRhthander r>[ the Philadelphia Phillies. Miller who won eight straight game* for the Phils before losing, polled five votes one more than Pittsburgh's classy shortstop, Danny O'Connell. Btibba Church, mother flashy Phillie righthander, placed fourth with two votes. Chicago Cub third baseman Bill Serenn received one vote. Jethroe promised the home folks he'd hit .300. Je failed by 27 points But the people of East St. Louis have long since forgotten that promise. Jethroe has made up for it In many, many other ways. Stole XI Raw. For one, his .IS stolen bases led the le.isue. And he pounded out 159 hits, 18 homers snd drove across 58 runs. So his .273 batting average doesn't look too bad, after all. Boston shoveled out J100.000 and three players to Brooklyn for Jethroe's services. He had played six years in the Negro American League before moving to. Brooklyn's farm team, Montreal. It was there, after stealing 89 bases, the Brave management became Interested. They've never been sorry. Miller, although hampered by a sore shoulder in late season, bobbed up with a good 11-6 record. He was .mocked out by the Yankees in the final game ot the World Series, but was a poised performer during the season. Church had an 8-« record for the PhlLs, and shows plenty ot promise for the future. ones . White Privett Birmingham . Michael .... Gilbow Snyder Mosley Cobb Childress Substitutions: Bl/t'.ievllie — Blankenship, B. Jones, Hill and rlsher Osceola—Crosthwait and Morse. Osreo'la Posey .<. Nunley! Zirkle' ... Colbert . /"limps rhompson .. Harlan .. Stiiwell Dunn . Rodgers Cole TIIK Cl.ll'I'KK HOLDS CLASS—Jcc DIMllgelo, slugging star of the New York Yankees, Illustrates his famous batting grip to an interested crowd of young Japanese diamond hopefuls in Tokyoi Kor.ikuen Stadium. With Joe is Frank "Lefty" O'Doul (behind DiMsggto) San Francisco Seats malinger who is accompanying the Clipper on a tour of Far East troop camps and hospitals. <AP Wirephoto). Price, Curtis Mentioned for Longhorn Job AUSTIN, Tex., NoV. 10. (AP) — The University of Texas is in the market for a new head football coach—the tenth since it became a member of the southwest conference in 1915. Blair Cherry, headman ot the Longhorns for four seasons, will retire to the oil business when the current campaign runs its course. Cherry said yesterday he woiilcl resign at'the end of the season. He will become a.ssocated with his brother. Alton Cherry, of Dallas. But business reasons were not the v>le factor in cherry's .retirement. He has tired of the gridiron wolves who have been after his scalp because he hasn't won a Southwest Conference championship. Thi.s year, however, he seems on he way to that title. Texas Is the only undefeated team in the con- :nce race with three games to Illinois Player Is Small College Offense Leader NEW YORK. Nov. 10. (.<!>>—Stire- fingcferi Bob Hcimerdingcr of North Illinois State Teachers College is Ihe nation's small-college tolnl offense leader this week. Hoimcniingi-r, according to fig- urcs of the official NCAA Service Bui-cau. has gained 1.37-1 yards via land and air. He has picked up most of the yurdnge through the air, havinc completed 78 passes ill 161 tries for 1,189 yards, milking him the top thro\vcr in the land. John Yanncs of the unbeaten St. Lawrence Larries moves from third to first place among the ground gainer.s Yanncs—the only smnll-collcgc player to gain 1,000 yards grounclwise—has piled 1,017 yards in 168 carries. I Louisiana Team TopsLRJC42-15 Buy A Poppy on POPPY DAY SATURDAY, NOV. 11 All Proceeds Go to Disobed Veterans Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary NOTICE ALL CAR OWNERS! If Jon don't think ytinr specrinnirler I? workinr exactly richl «l »n speeds, drive In »mt l«t « check II, We offer «ne-d»j service on repairs for all cars and trucks. T. I. SEAT 12] East Main MOTOR CO. t'hnne 2122 UTLEY BROS. LUMBER CO. WW.saf* Retail Holland, Mo. _ Highway 61 ' — Phont'.llSl SPECIAL FOR THE WEEK: PITTSBURGH PAPER S.%2: Flintkote Roofing-Pittsburgh, Paints Yellow Pine—No. 2, No. 3 & C Grad. Priced to S«ll — We Deliver — First names to enter conjecture If^r-''^ ."In"'^ ^ 6 C ° 1!e8 , e as successors lo cherry were those! ^f'l™]^ hi Ari^-TT , of Ed Price, Texas line coach, and [, °f', 1 pjj ., '." Ark i l ' ! f" ,- In c ™ }'• ™ach CUr " 5 ' I/ ' nshoTn "ackflclti' tall' lieie las" nujht. Cherry has three more years o- haTfback^pSiy 6 were'" offensive his contract after this. He has been standouts for the winning Indians. Two Little Rock touchdov.'ns came Marked Tree 11 Gam« (• Schedule* 1 For N«xt W««k «n Opponent*' Conch Russell Mosley of BlytM* ville High School said yesterday that he has filled one of the two open date« on the Chicks' football schedule. Mosley stated that he hai hooked game with the Marked Tree Indians to fill the Nov. n open date The Chicks' olher open date Is today. Mosley stated that he contacted 'Coach Kohn Bray of,. Marked Tree and that a verbal agreement was reached yesterday. The game Is to be played at Marked Tree. Schechile difficulties would 1 have forcedMhe Chicks to be idle two straight weeks prior to their first- round playoff game with Forrest City Nov. 24, had not Mosley lined up the Marked Tree game Mosley stated that he had contacted several schools in search for a "relatively easy" game as a warm up for the playoffs but all negotiations fell through. ' Mnnford Ricked Oat "I had to take what I could get " he said, "after Munford, Tenn backed out." Mosley had been' dickering with Munford for a game for Nov. 17 but Munford school officials called off the deal when their team was defeated by Portageville, Mo last week. ,- '' But in Marked Tree the Chicks may not have that "relatively easy" one. and Mosley knows that The Indians have witnessed a fair season and Is reported to, Have oti the stronger Class A teams of trlct Three. The Indian.'! were beaten by Par- asould by one-point 13-12 margin, for the District 3A title. an 18-yard end run by Vance Roberts and a 22-yard pass from Bobby Spann to Robert Jennings. Spnnn kicked one .point. The re- mnining two points were scored on safety. KEROSENE & FUEL Die! 4091 or 740 Shirley Hipp yOUR FRIENDLY AGNOLIA DEALER Red Grant rides Em Avery's wing across the field in an -' - * act that has thrilled and amazed thousands at air shows from coast to coast. You'ii see this act and eight thrilling others at the Flying Saucers Air•' show 2 p.m., Sunday at the Blytheville Airport. See America's Greatest Air Show FLYING SAUCE Blytheville Municipal Airport ADULTS $1 R SHOW Sunday, Nov. 12,2p.m. CHILDREN 50c

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