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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAGB TEW BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS" WEDNESDAY, NOVKATBBEH If, Playoff Tilts Feature County's Thanksgiving Grid Action I Blytteville Plays Mustangs Friday Chick*, Forrest City Mt«t at Holey Field In AA Playoff Game Blytlieville's Chickasaws will hold the Mississippi County football spotlight this week when they clash with the F'or- rest City Mustangs in R first- round state playoff Lilt at Haley Field. The all-Important contest, rated M one of the state's best of Ihf. week, will he played Friday night with the Chicks as the host. Warn. This Is i blue chip battle with the winner moving Into the second round of the Class AA championship run-off. The Blylheville-Forrest City con- lest plus OsoeoJa's Class B playoff game with Augusta tomorrow night, overshadows even the hot perennial Thanksgiving rivalries of the week In this section of the state. Wilson and Keiser got their Turkey Day affair out ot the way last night with Wilson winning easily 40-0 and Shawnce and Le- panlo are slated to square off At Jollier tomorrow nifiht. The Chick-Mustang battle has been rated a toss-up by most of t h e stale's prognosticate™ with Blylhevllle holding what little edge there is. Both teams stack up about even in weight and experience, with the Ghicks holding a slight margin in the won-lost department. Blythevllle will enter the game boasting 10 consecutive wins while the Mustangs have been beaten but once, in the opening game of the season. ' Chick* See- Play» .The game Is expected to be ft battle of hot shot broken field runner*. Charles (Ruff) Lutes of the Chicks and Bob Cosgrove, the Mustangs' sweet-stepper. Both boys are definite all-stale material and -ihould have little .trouble In copping this honor. Rut the big difference In, the gume may be another Chickasaw back, hard-driving Robert (Mr. Four Y»rd) Reid, the Tribe's btg fullback. Reid's ability to get that /irst down 'When It's needed has made him one of the chjcks' Mg- ftst. threats In their 10'previous contest*. •' . The Chicks got « look at Forrest City plays yesterday. Coach Russell Mosley had some ninth graders who joined the Chicks' roster on the completion ot the junior high sea»on last week, running the Mustang plays while Line Coach Bill Stancil set up the defenses. The. Mustangs employ two offensive formations, the straight- T and a modified short punt which formation. Their offense Is built around the running of Cosirrove and closely resembles the ancient "A" the T pawing of quarterback Bob KeMinger. The Chicks are scheduled to taper off with i light drill today ami will t»ke tomorrow off. Holland Is Site For Chicks Cage Opener .Tlmmy Msher. BIylheville High School basketball coach, said yesterday that the Chicks would open their 1950-51 cage season at Holland, Mo., next week Instead of at home M originally scheduled. Coach Fisher staled that the Chicks' game with Holland, .scheduled for Blytiieviiie Dec. 1, has been moved up until Nov. 30 and will be played In Holland. He staled lhat the Holland game here has been moved back until Dec. 13. The unusual lenglh ot the current football season due to Ihe stale playoff necessitated the change In schedule. Fisher said. The Chicks' first home game will be Dec. 8 against Mcssick of Memphis but Ihe date ot this game will have to be changed if the Chick footballers go past the first round in the playoff, Fisher said. SPRAY AND AWAY—Wild Sill Hatficlrl, Florida's lop mualic skier, is airborne as his •lender sliv/>r crosses the wake •< his at Cypress Gardens where he times up for the, In- Vrnational Water Ski Toiiina- Shotton, Meyer and Marion Best Bets for Skipper Jobs ItF JACK HAND HEW YORIC, Nor. K. W'j—Paging Burl Sholton, Bill Meyer uul Murty Marion. Stand by tor • phone call. You look like the best bets for thj three open big league managing Jobs. + This is no exclusive, no "It was learned" story. Just the best gossip available after talking to a couple of men who should know. Shotton seems to be In the. strongest pos.Ition of the three. It is ex- peeled his reappolntment as Brooklyn boss will be announced as soon as Ihe football learns vacale a sporls Sports Roundup HUGH FULI.EKTON J*. Michigan State Must Shun Bowls Big Ten Conference Says Spartans Can't Play in Dallas Game DALLAS, Nov. 22. (,T,_The Cotton Bowl has lost one good prospect : but has plenty more in the pot the Jan. 1 football classic In which Texas, champion of the Southwest Conference, will be host team. Michigan State, memhnr-i-:-wRit- ng of the Western Conference, ycs- .crday was denied permission by hat league to play ' in Ihe New Year's game here. But Ihe Cotton Bowl Selection ::omniitlcc is due to meet for lire SHOOTING AKKA-Thls map of Big Lake, drawn by J-T^TMeyer, civil engineer lor Drainage District n, outlines the 7.000- acWwooded tract to be purchased by the Arkansas Game ami Fish Commission for development as a public hunting and fishing urea. The area lies adjacent lo the eastern boundaries of the Federal Waterfowl Refuge on tlie northern portion of the lake, rlie hunting area is shown on the map by the dotted half-seclion line that extends through Sec- lion 24, 2S, 36, 12, 13, 24 and 25. It extends south t« the heavy line marked "free cut" and north lo (he Arkansas-Missouri state line. ^Hoopie Picks Navy Over Army And Calls the Whole Thing Off By MAJOR AMOS B. FOOPLE Valedictorian, Yale '02 Kgad. now. zillions of gentle readers, hail and farewell! With the forecasts herewith for games of Thankssiving, Nov. 25 and lcllvcs >'°" rnr » mouthful of tur- long winter ol pleasant irst time today lo see who can an.-| ' Dec ' 2 ' yollr rtlcrt correspondent will accept its invitation for the lcllvcs >' Mg show. • Key and Michigan suite heard with dis- 1 "ostalgia. appointment that, the Western Con- | One of Ihe comforts of this sea- 'crcncc wouldn't waive a regulation . .son has been the carloads of ieilcrs banning postseason footbnll play inj from my readers, mostly in oom- gamc except the Rose Bowl mendntlon, naturally. The mast rc- ilthough Ihe Spartans have lo wait until 105.1 lo become partlclpalinR members of the conference and thus liave no chance at the California classic. I'rlncclon, Kcnlmky Considered Michigan State, which lost only :o Maryland in nine games, was ex- Lended a feeler by the Cotton Bowl, The Spartans were not formally Invited but had merely been nskcd could play If Ihcy consuleralion nrc whether they were. 'Also under Princeton. Army and Kentucky, all undefeated and untied, and Tennessee, loser o[ one game, which plays Kentucky at Knoxville, Tcnn., Saturday. The Cotton Bowl has litlle hope of getting Army, which repeatedly has turned down bids In the pasl. But the Cadets always arc asked anyway. There for Princeton, hasn't e,one Is solid sentiment The Ivy League for post-season games but bowl officials said 'there Is no set rule against it. It. is hardly considered likely lhat either Ken- lucky or Tennessee will' be invtled until alter their game and general opinion is that Kentucky already Is lined up with Ihe Siigar Bowl anyway. Oklahoma, of course, still is In Ihe picture but few thing Ihe Sooner, would want lo play Texas again. Oklahoma beat the Snulhwcst Conference champions 14-13 In early reason. .Scorpions possess from two lo 13 eyes, but can Just barely (ell light from dark. A falling barometer usually Indicates a ilorm, cent batch praised my wizardry in picking one of the season's greater upsets, VM[ to beat Georgia Tech. and by one point. Just as I forecast^ -har-rumiihl Others back me up heartily In my criticism of Army for its Inferior schedule, and my praise of Navy for Inking them all on. Indeed, the big factor In my selection of Navy lo defeat Army In their classic clash u the fact that Annapolis has played bcllcr fool- ball, meeting better learns, and lenrning more about Ihe game Ihan West Point as the season progressed. Navy Is one of Ihe fighlmgesl Icams in Ihe land.' as they showed against all Ihcir lough opponents, winning the respect of one and all. Why doesn't Army meet some teams like Maryland, rulanc and Noire Dame, like Navy does? Well, now go right on wilh the forecn.sU-aurt again, farewell! THANKSGIVING f'olumlila 21, Rrotvn 7 Kansas 27, Missouri 13 TiiHa 20. Arkansas 11 NOV. 2X ft mi 21, Cornell B Vale 20. Harvard U Prinrrlon M. Dartmouth « Temple 2(1. Holy Cross 13 RulRcrs M, Colgate 7 Illinois 30. \orthveslfrn 1,1 Indiana 21, Purdue 13 Oliio Stale in. Mirhlj;an 13 Wisconsin 27, Minnesota 13 Pill M, Perm Slate 7 N'o. Carolina 14, i>i,k e ^ Alabama M, Florida in KonlnrVy 20, Trnncssfc 1.1 Tulanc- l!>, Vanrtcrolll-11 So. Mr-lhoilisl 27. Baylor II Okl*. A. and M. U, K»ni. si. < Wilson Defeats Keiser 40 to 0 Bulldogs End Season With 8-1 Record; Six Players Score Points WILSON. Nov. 22--Wilson's Bull dogs closed out their 1950 footbal oason last night with a 40-0 victory over their Ancient Thanksgiving rivals, the Reiser Yellow Jackets. The Bulldog: scored In ever; quarter In the rout. Their six touch" downs were divided evenly among six players. Burch. an end, scored the Bu.. dogs' first tally when he went 5C The. Old Hoy Himself Oklahoma 20. Ncliraskn U California H, Stanford 7 UCL.V 27, So. Calif. ID Orrgon 21, Oregon Slalc 1! Washington 20, Wash. .SI. 6 1IKC. ^ N'avy 20, Army VI Noire n.imr 20. Sn. C;ilir. |2 .So. Mellimlisl 27, Tex. clirh It Okla. 20, Okla. A. an,l M. U Alabama 19. Aulnirn 7 Tennessee 20, Vamlrrbill 13 Tttlanc 20. \a. Slain M ficorRia 20. C!a. Tech n na.vlnr II, Klrc 7 Virginia 20. IJiilu- 1.1 Mississiprl 1". Miss. St. 1.1 Pesky to Spin Discs on Radio PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 22. '(-T Boslon Red Sox third baseman Johnny Pesky revealed lortay he will launch n new career laler Ihls month—disc jockey for a Bostor rndlo station. Pesky said he had signed a con- .IvacL to be master of ceremonies on the musical record and sports comments program. . "It will be au all-requesl program." Pesky said, "and we'll play anything and everything- c.vceiil •Yanks Ar« Coming'." NKW YORK. Nov. 2'J. MV-Talk about over-emphasizing football, how • bout this? . . . Colorado College, which won the Rocky Mountain ,'onlerence gri dtitle IhU .season, ilready U worrying about a surplus of good hockey players... .Seems hat so many Canadian boys, and other good skalers, have listened to lie encouragement from C. c. that 38 first-class prospects tu/ned out for practice while only 16 can be ilrejsed for any game. Some of the eleven lettermen may be cut from the jquad Colorado Springs also is lomlng up as a rival to Hershey. ''a., as a- home for retired cross- deckers. About eight of the Canadian alumni are established In busi- ess there and will form the nucleus of a team that will oppose the C.C. varsity in an "old timers" game. Coach cheddy Thompson and tub-thumper K. G. Fieysehlag also will try to hold those varsity Tigers. Wh»t, N<i Servk'e? The new Oklahoma II. press box. tabbed as Ihe "mofil Improved" In Ihe nation by a vole of sports wrilers, already has drawn Us first complaint from the M ribMing fra- lernily. .During last Salurday's game against Missouri a vLsiling writer moaned: "What sort of a Joint hi this? The pencil iharp- ener« are manually optraferi Instead of by electricity." Or.c-Mlnute Sports Pane I*fly Gomez-has been telling upstate. New York audiences that Joe McCarthy belongs in baseball's Hall of Fame because he "made more records than any other manager."... And Tommy Hemich adds: "I played under 'three great managers. Casey Stengel. Bucky Harris and McCarthy. I'll take McCarthy as the greatest manager who ever lived He wrote the book." . . . George (Greensboro) Corcoran says to tab golf's "three busy B's" as the best prospects to win on the winter tour. They're Jack Burke (who has been tabbed before), Julius Boros and Tommy Bolt.. .Hardin-Simmons U.. hopefully plugging John "Model T" Ford for All America, points out that in three seasons he has completed 2SO out of 502 passes for 4,842 yards and 56 louchdov.'ns. After Sunday we'd say that's approximately equivalent to one game between Ihe Yanks and Rams. Plane Talk At tttf. football writers' gather- Ing Monday, a scribe asked Xavy coarh Eddie firth-lad: "Roughly, whal's jour program of preparing for Ihe Army j-ame?"... Replied KrfHie thoughtfully: "Thai's It— roughly." i Dols All, Brothers Latest hot tip on the Texas coaching situation says Kentucky's Bear Bryant has the inside track, with Texas line coach Ed Price the outside man... Bill Skyuiskus, Syracuse soph tackl.c who is tabbed by Coach Ben SchwarUwalder as a future All America, took fourth place In the AAU heavyweight wrestling championships last winter althou»l he never had wrestled before he entered college.. .Another "rookie 1 Hank Rosenstein, star of the Scrnn 'ton Miners on the American pro basketball league, never plavcd high school basketball. He took 'it up at City College (New York) headline. When Branch Rickey sold out Ills Oodfici* stock, It was taken for granted Sholton, a Rickey man, would not be back. Now it seems that was wrong. Unless tliere Is a storm of protest from the Dodger customers. Burl probably will be back for another term. Chuck Drcssen. a Brooklyn Coach under Leo unraclier, Is a Dodger Osceola, Augusta In Class B Battle Seminoles Favored' Over Strong Team From District T possibility, it rejjorted he has strong supporl Irom one of the new I Dodger vice presidents. Keese May Wait Pec Wee Reese, the popular Dodger shortstop, probably is the manager of Ihe future. Reluctance to combine playing full lime and managing, Phis a loyalty to Shotton is likely to delay Pee Wee's debui- until 1952 or later. In Piilsburgh. Rickey still Is making up his mind about Meyer. The skipper from Knoxville still has another year to go on his contract. After a conference with Rickey. Billy went home knowing little more than when he arrived. Insiders at Pittsburgh say Meyer has a 60-4(1 chance of returning. Lou Boudreau. deposed Cleveland manager, has the best chance of the others, Rickey has talked business with Boudreau with Ihe managing job in view. Boudreau undoubtedly will accept if Rickey decide to nmke a change. Fred Saigh still Is going through his list of candidates for the St. Louis Job vacated by Eddie Dver. An original field of 18 l> being narrowed day by day. Marion, often mentioned by Salgh as » potential managerial timber, is believed to have the inside track. A personable athlete with natural leadership qualities, Marty Is definitely bound (or a career as a manager. Whether it will be with the Cardinals In 1951, I« up to Saigh. - x^tvj v>ui Jt : Kt ; \i>ew iorK) nioht yards on an end around play to pay school and played at Brooklyn Jew- d.rt In the first quarter. ish Cenler and in the Navy!" Cash picked lip the second counter a few minutes later when he plunged over from 10 yards out to climax Wilson's first, long drive of the night. Robertson, .n reserve tailback, climaxed another sustained drive when he plunged over from seven yards out for Ihe Bulldogs' third touchdown. Edwin Webb scored the fourth counter on a 10-yard plunge ind he figured in the fifth one when he passed 25 yards lo Hyals. Boylcs climaxed Wilson's scoring for the night when he plowed over from five yards out In the fourth Quarter. The victory was Ihe eighth of the season for the Bulldogs giving them a season record of eight wins and one. loss. Starling for Wilson were Burch and Ryals at ends: Alexander and Forrester at Inckles; Keel and Deer at. guards; Garrett, center; and Muncy. Webb. Cash and Boylcs In the backfidd. /Womafi'evtti'' Ride Control IS coming FRIDAV in the '51 FORD! Y Open Tomorrow J. P. Garrott^. director of the Blythevllle Y. said this morning lhat the Y will be open tomorrow but will observe holiday hours. The Y will be open from lo.-.'IO a.m. until 12 noon and from .1 to 5:30 p.m. Osceola's Sem I n n I share the Mississippi Couritv grid spotlight with the Blytheville Chicks this week when they tangle with strong Au- jrusla in a first-round slal« Class B playoff game »l Qs- ceola tomorrow night. The klckoff for the run-off tilt Is scheduled for 8 o'clock. The semiiioles' aren't celebrating Thanksgiving this week but till* game will overshadow their annual Turkey Day clash with Marked Tree next week as far a* importance Is concerned. This lilt can make or break Coach Dukie Speck's boys as stale championship contenders for a loss would eliminate them from further competition In the playoff. One of the season's largest crowds Is expected to see the battle which Is set for Hale pield. Ticket sales are reiwrted a.s brisk and a sell-out crowd is all but assured. Augusta Is the 1950 Clas« g champion of District Two and in reputed to have one ot the 'strongest teams In its history. August* fans boast a pair of top drawer backs in Malcom Lambert. 192- pound hard plunging halfback mid Quarterback Jakle King, > ball handling dandy. But the Serninoles will with a trio of line .backs own in tailback Tommy Spiers, on« of the state's best, high school passers. halfback Harvey Let Hill, the state's leading scorer and Paul Stillwell, a hard blocking halfback. And they have a fourth, fullback Doyle Dunn, who carrir< hla share of the load, Ux>. The Seminoles will be favored take the contest but only by a narrow margin. Although no odds hud been quoted this morning, Osceoln earlier in the week had been listed as a two touchdown favorite. Coach Speck sent hl»' squad through long practice session yesterday and will taper off with another today. Phillips to Start For Razorbacks In Tulsa Game PAYETTEVILLB, Ark., Nov. 22 M'I— Jiggs Phillips, a fust-hard- hitting halfback who was a member of the B learn at the beginning of the season, has been assigned a starting rote for the Arkansas Razorbacks' traditional Thanksgiving football encounter ivilh Tulsa tomorrow. Coach Otis Douglas announced that Phillips will replace Ray Parks at left halfback on Ihe No. 1 offensive team. Phillips wasn't even Ikied on the Razorback roster a few weeks ago but ran well against Rice and Southern Methodist. Douglas also said Don Logue. a starting quarterback shunted to the second string most of the season, may be used nt right half where he can utilize his running and pass- calching ability. Sophomore Larry Hogue Is slated to open at quarterback for the* second straight week. fclarvin Stcndel is due to replace Injured Jack Richards at offensive right end. Burdettc Cagers Defeat Armore! Burdclle High School got Its 105051 basketball season o!f to a flying start last night as the Pirales swept past Armorcl in a pair of games played at Armore]. Jn' the first game the Burdette Slrls nudged Armorcl 30-2S and in Itie second gnrnc the Burdette boys outlasted the Armorcl team 39-35 in another thriller. The games officially opened -Ar- morers new $50,000 gym. mm mm TOERE I WA9, SITTING ON A TELEPHONE WIRE, MINDiNG MY OWN BUSINESS \WHENAU. AT ONCt A BLAST f ROM A SHOTGUN KNOCKED ME RIGHT Off MY PERCH R, I CAME OUT PRETTY GOOD-ONLY A FEW TAII FEATHERS MISSING - 0UT TH& HUNTER THAT MISSED ME CUPPED A COUPLE OF TELEPHONE WlRtS. ONE WAS MY FAVORITE ROOSTING PLACE, TOO. THAT ROOST' WAS ALSO CARRYING AN IMPORTANT LONG DISTANCE CALL. THATS- WHY WE ASK HUNTERS: PLCA9E DON'T SHOOT AT WRDS ON TELEPHONE WIRES OR POLES THANK YOU. Steele Sweeps Cage Twin Bill From Gosnell Oosnell High School got off lo » bad start in Its ' 1950-51 baskj^ill season last night, losing » doi^ps- header to Steele, Mo., High School teams. In' the (irst game the Gosneli rle were smothered «8-ll and In the feature game of the night the csosnell boys were handed a 55-25 hellacking. Farmer, a substitute forward, paced the Steele girls with a toral of 211 points, followed closely by Bur-Ion with IS, Minyard sn'd T. Ward each scored four points for Gosnell. In the boys game Bishop paced Steele with 22 points and French led Gosnell with 10. Starting lineups: Sleel# Pos. Burton (18) ... F. Thompson (12> F. Wilson (2)" .... F. Hitlsey G. G. G. GosneH .lalden Substitutes: H> Minyard (4) T. Ward ,... J. ward Whit* Roberta Steele—Driscoll (2), Petty li:t>, Farmer (20, McCollum fl). Christian, Weaver,. Anderson. Isabell. Gosnell -Bevill at. Lucius. Potter, Shultz and Ingram. Boys Game Pni. <; F (1) F C Sishop (22) .. Tastings (2) . Elhridge ill) Funderburk (13) Cecil (5) ... G a. (8) Temple (10) French (6) Brown Substitutes: Steele— U-ick, Frame, Crews, Gonriman and Davis. Gosnell —Lollar, Cook and Hyde. Famow ALL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY I V ! I L I . K t * I U C K. T

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