The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 17, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT "¥•"•*». BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS Pigtkin Pickings • Things »re Batting tou«h *11 over In this football prognosticating butineu. It'« getting where we ein'b even guest the set-ups. Last week's mrprlses sent our batting average down like » one-track yoyo. Take for example VMI upsetting Georgia Tech, Texas A. and M. stopping SMU. Louisville tying Miami and Jonesboro winning » game. But, BE we have Mid before, there's no stopping us. Bljlheville <t Marked Tr«*: The Chicks scheduled this game us a tune-up for the playoff and on paper It should be just that. Marked Tree has had its troubles of late but on the other hand still managed to give Paragould a whale of a good game. And somehow we can't get the Blytheville-Osceola junior game out of our mind. Just' guessing and hoping: BlytheviUe by 24 points, Earle »( Osceoli—This Is the blue chip game for both the Bulldogs §nd the S«niinoles with the district B championship and a trip to Hie state playoff in the kilty. It could be trouble for Osceola but we'll string along with Dukle Speck's boys. Osceola by 12. SMU at Arkansas—Anyone know of any reason why we should pick Arkansas? SMU by 18 disgusted points. Others—North Little Rock over Jonesboro; Texas Agcles over Rice; Texas over TCU; Alabama ever GwrsU Tech; Florida over Miami; I.SU over Mlululppl SUl*; Tennrute over Mississippi; North Carolina over South Carolina; Wake Forts! ovtr N. C. State; Tulane over Virginia; Washington ov*r Southern CaJ; Army over Stanford; Ohio SUl* over Illinois; Notre n>mf. mrr Iowa; Nebraska over Iowa Stale; Michigan over Norlh*e»lern; Michigan State ovtr Pitt; Minnesota over Purdue; Oklahoma over Missouri; Penn over Wisconsin; Princeton over Vale; Navj over Columbia. About Rusiellville, Ky. The Ink had scarcely dried on the Polio Bowl contract before questions began swarming into this department. "Just who, where or what IE-this Russellville, Ky., anyway!" Chick fans wanted lo know. And offhand we couldn't answer them, So we set about to find out and we sort of wish now we hadn't. It the answers we got are correct, we had just about as soon take this bowl business In the dark. We questioned Charleston, Mo., authorities rather thoroughly about "this Russellville, Ky.," and here are some of the answers. Russellville is a cozy little city ot between 5,000 and 7.000 in the western section of Kentucky about 35 miles from Hopkinsville. It's main assets are lobacco and a high school football team that claims Ihe honor of being one of the state's best,: Russellville is undefeated and Is the Western Kentucky Conference champ rated right along with Paducah as • high school power of the state. "It's the foolball-erailest (own I have ever seen,** Bill Webb, Charleston Klwanlan, reported without so much ai a twitch of Ihe mouth. "Just plain old football craty. It looks like they built a school ' and then built the town irnund the school. It's a Ane (own with a fine football team." And a little later we learned that Russellville nuns the goose eggr on Mayfield, Ky., to the tune of 46-6 and at the time Mil-field was being considered for U» Polio Bowl Invitation that ' Knssellriile rot. Parting Shots ' Pop Mosley, the-Chicks', veteran trainer who had never hunted deer until two years ago when he was presented with an all-expense trip to the BlytheviUe Hunting Club's camp In Priilllps County as a "Pop Mosley Night" gift, has now become of »ge as a deer hunter. He got hfs first buck, a 160 pound "spike" Tuesday while-hunting at the same camp. It »'as one of the four bucks reported killed In the camp as of yesterday morning. C. G. Redman got one-of the others, » six-pointer which also was his first kill. Largest..of the four was »n eight-pointer bagged by Ben Abbott. . . It looks like Otis Douglas might have started something when he cut two football players from his squad for failing lo attend classes. Now, Auburn's Earl Brown has come along and ejected a 210- pound lackle for the same reason. Next thing you know, college coaches will get the Idea that football players should be studenls, too. Wilson Observes Homecoming With 46-6 Win Over Burdette WILSON, Nor. IT. — Wilson High School's Bulldogs celebrated their homecoming In i big w»y here last night, trounchlng Burdette's Pirate* *«-«. . In a pre-game ceremony Ml*s^ — Helen Harnden was crowned 1960,- , . t football queen by Bob Arrester ,| MyjfgflQ^ f fjp Bulldog captain. Miss Harnden was attended by maids Virginia Ellen Bird, Jeanne Trannum, PaUy .Greenwell and Peggy Bowen »nd crown bearers Jimmy Bowen and Masha Beall. The Bulldogs scored three touchdowns In the first period with halfback H. P. Cash and .tailback Edwin Webb plunging over from Inside the 10 yard line and end Bill Ryals scoring from 55 yards out on an end around. Tom Boyles picked up one of the extra points to give Wilson an 18-0 first quarter lead. K-0 at Halfllme Cash scored twice more for the Bulldogs In.the second quarter and got both extra points to ; give Wilson a 32-0 margin at halflime. The third period went scoreless but in the fourth both teams tallied. Webb added another six points to his string early in the period when he plunged over. Wilson final marker came when Captain Forrester, a tackle, scored on lateral off an end around play from five yards out. A fumble recovery set up Burdette's lone score on the final play of the game. The touchdown came on a five yard pass from halfback Daniel to end Billy Conner. Starting for Wilson: Burch. left end: Alexander, left tackle; Keel. left guard; Garrett. center; Deer, right guard: Forrester, right tackle; Ryals. right end; Muncy. quarterback; Cash, hallback, Webb, tailback; Boyles, fullback. Magnolia Defeats Arkansas College BATESVTLLE, Ark.. Nov. 17. (AP) —Magnolia A. and M. defeated Arkansas College. 47-0 in this week- End's lirst Ate football game here last night. Twice in the first period Arkansas College almost scored, setting to the one-yard line and HIE three- yard line. The Highlanders never threatened thereafter. Also scoreless in the first period Ihe Acgiei piled up 27 points in the next quarter and added the remainder In the second half. Mules 2-1 in Y Soccer Action The Mustangs made it three straight over loop opponenls In the "Y" Junior High Soccer League yesterday afternoon by defeating the stubborn Mules 2-t In a rough, hard-fonght contest at Little Park. The Mules assumed the lead early In the second period on James Ryan's kick from far out. The Mustangs came back to tally late in the same quarter on Jimmy Bratcher's booming kick which trickled off the goalie's fingers and through the uprights. Their second goal was the result of good team work on the part of Jimmy Watson and Bobby, Smith. In a wild charge near the Mules' goal posts. Watson flicked the ball out In front of the goal and Smith booted It through for the winning point. Ryan and Caplain Billy Colston teamed up for the Mules to make a tough assignment for the league- leading Mustangs, playing well both offensively and defensively. Mfcsco Conr/cfi GiVen Reduced Prison Terms Five. Mississippi County convicts yesterday were given new prison sentences when Governor Sid McMath reduced the life sentences of 57 Arkansas prisoners. Length of the new sentences range from 30 to 45 years and make the men eligible (or parole, pardons and restoration of citizenship. The county men are Will Washington, sentenced Oct. 23. 1935: Henry Motley, sentenced Nov. 13, 1931; Willie Banes, sentenced Dec, 21, 1937; Jesse Blair, sentenced March 25. 1935; and Robert Thorbes. sentenced Oct. 16. 1935. All have been out, of the penitentiary for at least three years. the Delaware l s the slate with me lowest elevation, averaging around 60 feet; Colorado averaging 6.800 feet, has the highest. TO THE CITIZENS IN THE THIRD WARD Thank you very much for your suppm-f and vole In the recenl election. As one of your Aldermen I shall Ho everything possible (o merit your confidence in me. &AN A. BLODGETT FBIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1950 Chicks PlayMarkedTree Tonight-Paps End Season With Win TrinA CaaLinM *i — -=• ^^==——————————, —*• • •* . No, 61 58 69 TO 65 81 60 13 56 55 57 Probable Starting Lineups Bljlherill* Mai-kerf Tree Wl. 160 187 165 182 170 180 Ted Vance Bill Boyd Bill Mayo J. O. Droke Leroy Criner Qulncy Hodge Mack Hay Dick Reid Mel Hay Charles Lutes Ro'eirl Reid Avenges Line—160 Backs—173 Team— m 163 180 160 190 Fos. L.E. L.T. L.G. C. R.O. R.T. R.E. CJ.B. II.B. H.B. F.B. Tribe Victory No. 10 Mosleymen Favored Over Indians; Team To Be ot Full Strength Blythevillc's unbeaten and untied Chicks will try to tune up for next week's state playoff opener tonight when they invade Marked Tree for a game with Marked Tree High School's Indians. This game was booked only last week as a fill in for an open date on the Chicks' schedule. The Tribe will be after win No. 10 and are favored to get it.. According to all advance Information the Chicks should have little trouble with the Indians but Coach Russell Mosley, remembering Osceola's upset victory over the Bly- theviUe juniors last week, hns spent the entire week in fighting over confidence Among his players. He sent the Chlcks.throueh heavy drills three days this week and capped them off with dressing room sessions during which he warned them against, 'becoming over confident and to accept this game just as if it was a battle for the slate championship. Chicks Have Ailranlate The Chicks will hold the edge in ~ — — j —~~ every department. Marked Tree will l ' on came up at a Joint meeting of field a light team but one that fea- speed and \Vt. Player KB. U5 Bobby White 24 161 Jimmy-Payne 44 147 Frank Dean 27 152 Troy Kelly 35 US Bobby Ford 33 173 Bill Provost 43 158 Don Canada 37 > 130 Bill Jennings 47 141 Don Adamson 32 128 Jack Brewer 22 142 Johnny Prince 40 Averages Line—155 Backs—133 Team—148 Series Radio-TV Fees Will Go for Pensions lure* speed and rteceptlvcness. Coach Kohn Bray wil; loose three light-footed, backs against the Chick.s in hopes ot off-setting the Tribe's weight and power advantage. Marked Tree this year has witnessed only a fair season. One that was marked with numerous injuries. Last wek they were thumped soundly by class B Earle and could easily be on the re-bound tonight. The Indians are class A and were beaten out of the state playoff by District Three champion Paragould. But the Bulldogs had their hands full in doing it. managing to scrape by their perennial rivals by a narrow one-point margin. The Chicks are expected to be at full strength this week, thanks to last week's open riale. Charles (Ruff) Lutes will be ready to ramble at his regular halfback post and Joe Toiiilinson, a defensive halfback, has recovered rrom a mouth Injury and will see service tonight. Navy Seeking Easier Slate; Buckeyes Cut ANNAPOLIS. Mri., Nov. 17. Will's official now. Navy Is out looking for an easier football schedule. This.became public property last n!ght; : 'when ohlo State announced It was- cancelling its home-and- home series with the Naval Academy—at Navy's request — for 1952 and 1953. And don't be too surprised If a couple of other nationally ranking teams are scratched off future Navy schedules. It Is reported reliably that Navy is trying to ? ct off the hook with Rice, powerhouse of the Southwest, booked for the next two years. It seems a verbal agreement is the only strand holding the link together, and that was made by Captain Tom Hamilton, who Is now athletic director at Pitt. A break in the 24-year-old series with Notre Dame Isn't out of the question. Although earlier this week both schools denied a published report future games would be called off. the scheduling between the two remains on a year-to-year basts. Notre Dame reportedly this year wanted to book Navy through 1051. But Navy salt! no. It preferred no binding agreement beyond 12 months. You can't blame the Midshipmen too much. Afler all. since 19.15 they have won six, lied three and have come out on Ihe losing end 34 times. During the war years, with a wealth of material at their beck and call, the Middles stood up quite well against anything that came their wax-. due to a change in the athlr.ll policy at the Naval Academy and Its attempt, to lighten and moderate its schedules." In I860, total value of U. S. man- iifacturinc was two billion dollars in IS129 It exceeded 70 billion. By HAROLO HARRISON CINCINNATI, Nov. 17. IX'i— Major League's baseball bosses in terms of a lot of dollars yesterday. They decided to turn $975.000 of+- : revenue from 1950 world series radio and television rights Into a fund for payments of annuity and life insurance for ball players. And they paid out $239.500 for 25 players they drafted from minor leagues. The radio-television money situa- lalked Shawnee Knots Harrisburg 6-6 Homecoming Game Spoiled for Indians; Housman Scores JOINER, Nov. 17.—Shawnee and Harrisburg battled to a 6-6 draw- here last night before a large homecoming crowd. In a pre-game ceremony Miss MR. ble Housman was crowned as 1950 Shawnee football queen. She reigned over the game and was attended by maids Bettye Bagwell, Bette Welch and Joyce McPatridge. Harrisburg drew first blood scoring in the first minute of play but failed to get the extra point. The visitors threatened once in the opening quarter but were thrown back by the Indians. The second quarter went scoreless with both teams playing tight defensive ball. The Indians broke loose in the third quarter and got a sustained drive under way that carried 70 yards to their touchdown. Sonny Housman picked up the six pointer by plunging over from three yards out. Shaw-nee saw an excellent scoring opportunity go for naught in , - — ,..-.,-... ~... & the late stages of the game due to picked off the minor league rasters a penalty. A pass completion put at a total cost'of J239.500. ' the ball on the Harrlsburg 10 in of " " ' "' " the American and National Leagues. It took less than llirce minutes to decide what to do with that money. Player representatives Freddie Hiitchinson of Detroit and Marty Marion of the St. Louis Cardinals had already agreed the mono should go Into the Baseball Central Fund. Committee Set tip Prom that Is paid a big share oi the pension-insurance fund premiums. Walter Mulbry, secretary of baseball and secretary of the fund, says It now takes between $500,000 and S600.000 a year from the central fund to keep It going. More can be paid at any time it is possible and the baseball magnates decided to have a three-man committee decide whether an effort should be made to pay off the eventual premiums ahead of time. Some of the players ha.5 asked previously .that part of the radio- television money be diverted to players on clubs which finished among the first four in each league. The draft found 25 players being —Courier News Phnto SHAWNEE QUKKN—Nfiss Mable Housman {center) was crowned football queen of Shawnee High School last night In ceremonies preceding the Shawnee-Harrisburg homecoming game at Joiner, Attending her were maids (left to right) Bettye Bagwell, Bette Welch and Joyce McFatridge, Sellout Crowd Expected to See Porker-SMU Gome Tomorrow By CARL BELL * LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 17. (AP)—Possibly Arkansas' largest, football crowd of alt time will see tomorrow what the wildest offense in college football can do against a pro-styled defense designed especially to coin- bat forward passing. •- Twenty-two of those 35 came from Class AAA clubs which are involved in a mixup because the Pacific Coast League wants to be exempt from the draft. One proposal still hanging fire is that the draft price be hiked for clubs in those leagues. Kansas City Hit Hard Thirteen of the sixteen clubs drafted one or more men. The only ones which passed the whole thing were the St. Louis Cardinals. New- York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. Eleven ot the 25 draftees have been in the major leagues previously. The drafted group was made up of 12 pitchers, eight infielders, three catchers and two outfielders. Hardest hit was Kansas City of the American Association which could do no better than last in the American Association in 1950. The Bines, a New York Yankee farm club, lost three players. Two ot those taken from Kansas City were bonus players. Paul Heimichs, a pitchers and Richard Dale Lone, a first baseman. The third player was Jack Cusick, a shortstop. possession of the Indians but a penalty nullified the play. The Indians will end their season next w:eek against Lepanto. N O T I C F. Notice is hereby given that a petition to abandon that part of Thirteenth Street (formerly James Street) In the city of BlythevUle. Arkansas, that extends north from | West Main slrcct through Clyde t Robinson Addition, has been filed i with the City Council of the City | of BlytheviUe, and lhat on the 12th day of December, 1950. (he council will hear said pelition and deter-,.,,„ ^- _, , mine whether such properly should I no- Ohio S ate announcement be abandoned and vacated as a said Ihe cancellation "came about street, and whether all abutting property owners and other persons directly Interested in said mallei have consented to such abandon mont. Dated this Uth day of November 1950. W. I. Malln, City Clerk Chicago Cubs Offer to Settle Springfield Debt SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 17. (1ft —The Chicaqo Cubs have advanced a proposal to clear a $21.500 mortgage they hold on the Springfield baseball park. The Cubs said yesterday Ihey would give Springfield a Western Association franchise if paid only half of the amount owed. Springfield lost its hookup with the Cubs last season. John shcehan, director of the Cubs' farm system, sairi. yesterday the Cubs will not. give Springfield a working agreement. He added that Topeka will have a working agreement "if we decide to operate in the Western Association next season." The. Association has informed baseball directors they have until Nov. 21 to post their cash deposits nnd guarantee letters if they plan to field a team next sca.son. United States stamps are of some 47 different varieties and In 15 different shades. The schedule lists It simply as Southern Methodist vs Arkansas. But the paying customers know SMU's Mustangs as offensive wonders, the lap passing (cam tn the nation. They know, too, that, while down and out In the won-lost column, the Arkansas R3z->rbacks have been most successful against teams which depend on throwing the ball. Allan Berry, manager of War Memorial stadium here, site of the scrap, said today the turnout probably would range between 33.000 and a full house of 35,000. The creates! attendance ever recorded at"a football game In Arkansas was 33,000 for, the Rlce-Razorback tilt here in 1948. SMU Strong Favorites SMU, with aerial specialist Fred Benners and triple-threat Kyle Rote was the ringleaders, will be on the rebound from two close but rude setbacks which dumped it from the lofty perch of No. 1 team in the nation. After winning five straight. the Mustangs have fallen on successive Saturdays before Texas and Texas A. <fe M.. Southwest Conference front-runners. The visitors from Dallas, however, will be strong favorites to return to their winning ways. With Benners, Rote and half a dozen outstanding receivers uppermost In mind, Arkansas Coach Otis Douglas has had his Razorbacks working overtime this week. He hopes his tight man-for-man defense is the answer to the SMU aerial circus—just as it has been successful for the Philadelphia Eagles In pass-happy professional circles. At the same lime, however. Douglas hasn't overlooked trying to sharpen the Arkansas offense. He realizes that the more the Razorbacks can control the ball, the less the. Mustangs will have It to throw around. Porkers Scconrt In Rushing Arkansas is the conference's No. 2 rushing learn and has tried the second-most passes of any Southwest eleven although it is in the league cellar. Which points to an offensive duel with the pmnt-mad 11,16-2; • U. S. No. 1 Permanent Type ANT1 FREEZE 3 Per Gallon SO GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE Ponies. Tne Razorback attack may have a new look. Whether he will start Isn't certain, but Larry HOEJUB will see more time at quarterback as the result of a brilliant performance against Rice last week. Ray Parks and Buddy Rogers again are due to start at halfbacks, with Lewis Carpenter at fullback. SMU Coach Rusty Russell has ready the five boys, from which he picks his regular backfield — Benners. Rote, Rusty Russell. Jr.. Johnny Champion and Pat Knight. Each learn will be hampered slightly by injuries to' defensive players. A knee., injury has forced Johnny Cole, fleet Arkansas safety man, to the sidelines for the season. Juniors Defeat Walnut Ridge 12 to 0 Game Clous Season; Children And O'Dell Score The BlytheviUe Junior HjA Papooses closed out their lot*' football season last night by taking the Walnue Ridge Bob- kittens 12-0 at Walnut Ridge. The victory gave the Paps & season record of six victories against only two defeats. Their losses were to Joncsboro by a 19-14 score and a 6-0 upset decision lo the Osceola Juniors. The Paps struck first in the opening quarter. Drewy O'Dell, who was shifted from end to quarterback to replace the injured Ralph Snyder Intercepted a Walnut Ridge pass at midfield and returned it to the Walnut Ridge 30 to set up the tally. Three plays carried the ball to the 25 and on the fourth reserve halfback Danny Bdgeman, on a reverse play, circled end to go all the way. The extra point try was missed on a bad pass from center. The second quarter went scoreless with both teams playing good defensive ball and the Paps led 6-0 at halftime. Chlldress Scores The Paps scored again on the first play from scrimmage after the kickpff opening the second half. The kick went out of bounds and the ball was given to the Paps at the 40. on the first play fullback Bob Childrcss galloped the remaining so yards to pay dirt Kenneth Fisher kicked the extra point but a penalty nullified the sco^, Late in the game the paps drllk to Ihe Walnut one foot line 'Mi there halfback Tommy Mosley lum- bled and Walnut nidge recovered. The Bobkittens tried two running plays nnd on the third play passed but O'Dell intercepted and ran for a touchdown. A penalty however, nullified the score. Except for several fumbles thai cost scoring opportunities, the paps played well both offensively and defensively. Their blocking was sharper and the line play stronger than in last week's Osceola game. Starting for the Paps were Walker and Gilbow at ends. Jones and Michael a t tackles. .White and Birmingham at guards, privett at center; O'Dell at quarterback, Mosley and Blankenshlp at halfbackj and Childress at fullback. Substitutes we're Spencer, Hay, and Skelton. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III Nov. 17. W)—(USDA1—Hogs floOO bulk good and choice 110-240 Ibs Ice cream, so far as is known, first, was made and eaten durlnz the 16th century In Italy. 15.50-16.50; good and choice sows 100 Ibs down 16.25-17,25: heavies sows 15.75-16.00; slags 12.50-laj bsars lO.tlO-1350. C.-.ttle BOO: calves 600; odd lots - - — ju:i; medium lightweight steers and 18.25-50; top 18.50. mostly for 1-cif-rs 2-1.08-23.00: common and weights under 200 Ibs; 2-10-210 Ibs medi"in cows hvaely 1950-2100' 18.00-25; 210-310 Ibs 17.50-18.00; 140- odd heart sood to~T200- cnnners 160 Ibs 17.00-18.00; few 110-130 Ibs I and cutters" 15 50-in 00 r Sour Mash is your Key to True Bourbon Satisfaction Old Fitzgerald is acknowledged to possess a flavor all its own, instantly recognized by any judge, and preferred over all other bonds in Kentucky where men know bourbon best. The reason is the genuine old fashioned Sour Mash manner in ' which it is made. We scorn modern distilling short-cuts which speed production, stretch grain, cut cosfs. Consequently, we sacrifice none of the distinctive flavor and quality on which the reputation of Kentucky whiskey waa originally built. '•• 101^ BONDED KENTUCKYSTKAIGHT IGURiON WHISKJY— 100 PDOOr OLD FASHIONED. .. OLD FITZGERALD G.nuin. SOUR MASH Bourbon Moon Distributing Co. Ultle Rnck. Ark. STtTZIL-WEUtX PISTlUtRY, 1ST. LOUISVIUI, UN7UCKY, (M»

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