The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1950 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 24, 1950
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FACE TEN BLVTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER M, IMt Chicks Meet Forrest City Tonight--Osceola Blanks Augusta 13-0 in Snow Hit To Be Played In Spite of Snow Workmen Clear Field For Playoff Tuisle; Tribe it Favored Blytheville's undefeated and untied Chickasaws will try to-jump the first hurdle on their home stretch to the state Double-A championship tonight when they clash with the dangerous Forrest City Mustangs at Haley Field. Kickoff time is 8 o'clock; The game has been rated as tops In the state this week a* it will bring together two of the state's high school powers. The Chicks are the only major unbeaten, untied team in the state and Forrest City ha* lost but one contest in 10 starts. Therf. was much speculation this morning as to whether or not the game would be played tonight but W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of Blythevill* schools, announced that the game would be played as scheduled. A crew of workmen began work this morning clearing Haley Field /of Its blanket of snow left from last night's un-expected snow storm, and the field is expected to be In • good shape by game time. The game is expected to feature straight ground football due to the of the field with hard- driving and quick stepping backs to get most of the play. Fin* Backs fa be Featured Two of the state's finest broken field runners, the Chicks' Charles (Ruff) Lutes and the Mustangs' Bob Cosgrove. will match talents In the battle. Both boys are experts it the game of blocker-less running and picking their way through a broken field. But the big difference may lie In the Chicks' other two thirds of their one-two-three punch. Mel Hay, the Tribe's far flinging passer *nd Robert (Mr. Four Yarns) Reid, the hard driving fullback, will see their share of the duty along with Lutes. The Chicks have been rated favorites /or the tussel but only by a narrow margin. They will hold •light weight advantage In the back field but the Mustangs' .linemen hold the edge up front. 'Tonight's meeting of the Chicks «nd the Mustangs'marks the re newal of one of the oldest gridiron rivalries in the history of the state. The rivalry was ctlt off two years ago when Forrest City elected to drop Blytheville from Its schedule Since that time the Chicks have been without an annual Thanksgiving rival. Forrest City ha* defeated Blytheville but one time in the past JO years, In 1912. Cage Tourney Scheduled for Osceola Gym The annual Mississippi County Class B Invitational basketball tournament will . be played in Osceola Dec. 13-16, it was announced today. Dates for the tournament were announced by Osceola coach, Dukie Speck, when he announced the 105051 schedule for hts basketball teams However, there is a possibility the tournament will be delayed. If Osceola's football team goes all the way to the finals of the state playoff then the tournament would conflict with the Class B final game which Is slated for Dec. 15. The Seminoles are slated to open their 1B50-51 cage season at Luxora »nd close it Feb. 16 at shinvnee. The schedule: Dec. 12 Luxora at Luxora; Dec. 15 West Memphis at OUT OF SEASON—Philade-1- phi«'s Ron Livingstone puts tptctators in mind of toolbal •< he shoulder-blocks Sweet w«ter Clifton to thwart a scor big attempt by the Knicker jbockcr slar at Madison Squar Porkers Close Losing Season with. 2 8 -73 Loss Probable Starting Lineups No. 61 58 69 70 65 81 60 13 S6 55 57 niythevllle Player Ted Vanc« Bill Boyd Bill Mayo J. C. Drok« Leroy Criner Qulncy Hodge Mack Hay Dick Reid Mel Hay Charles Lutes Robert Reid Averages Line—1139 Backs—113 Team—171 Wl. 160 187 165 132 170 180 145 162 180 160 190 I'w. I,.E. L.T. L. a. c. E.G. R.T. R.E. Q.B. H.B. H.B. P.B. Wl. 110 no 165 173 170 192 165 155 160 188 155 Forrest CHy Player Locfchart Emerson Wall Dongeau Blake Morphia Rich Kessinger Cosgrove GUlenwater Martin Average* 172 Backs—151 Team—106 No. 34 37 33 31 45 « 38 20 21 18 19 FAYETTBV1LLE, Nov. 24. OV>— A (cam expec(eri to be one (lie besi ever turned out at the University of Arkansas has wound up ie worst and most weird season in the school's football history. The 19oO Ra?.orbacks lost their points, scored more than twice. But he offense flopped, due largely lo lie aforementioned miscues more than to a lack of physical strength. Only in the Raxorbacks' 50-G and J7-6 victories over North Texas ami Baylor, respectively, did they gel more than two touchdowns a game. Pour times they managed only one. They weren't shut out, however. If it's any consolation to Douglas, he might look forward to next year. Coming up are a ttoct of big, talented youths who this year made up one of the finest freshman squads Arkansas has hart. And, too, the basketball season opens next week. Winning' is an Arkansas habit In that sport. ghth same, against two victories, ten the University of Tulsa came oni behind in the second half (o are a 28 to 13 win at Tujsa yes- rday. Arkansas built up a 7-0 halftime ad on a 71-yatd drive climaxed by uddy Rogers' six-yard plunge and eorge Thomason's conversion. Another Kazorback touchdown, a B-yard run by Jack Bailey, was untied by an olT-sidcs ncmity. ut, having held the upper hand orn the start, the Porkers' margin emed comfortable, though not afe, at the Intermission. Then lightning struck—and It dn't strike Tulsa. On the first rrimmage play of the third quar- r, (he Hurricane's Jake Roberts ashed 80 yards for a touchdown hich, with the extra point, tied he score. From there the Tulsans went on Ice the game before the thit-d uartcr ended. They made It 13-7 hen Jack Crocker ran six yards , the pud of a drive started by a ass Interception. The score shot l 19-1 on n 13-yard dash by Crockr after Tutsa covered a fumble on ie Arkansas 41. runt Blocked That was enough but a blocked />u!e Schautcle punt In the end one for a safety and a 27-yard ass from Ronnie Morris lo Fred tnlth and another conversion adcl- d to the margin after Arkansas ad scored again on a three-vard lunge by Larry Hogue In the fourth criod. Actually the Razorbacks weren't s futile as their Iwo-won, eight- osl record would Indicate. Only lllsn and Texas A. tt M.. the later piling up a 42-13 edge, beat Aransas by more than one touch- own. There were a one-point loss o Vanderbilt, a three-point setback \ the hands of Rice, losses by five, oints each to Oklahoma A. <fe M. ] Texas and seven-point deficits Texas Christian and Southern lethodist. Although they won but two,, the axorbacks were outscored by only even points, 163 to 156, for the eason. And. hart it not been for penal- es, fumbles or other Porker mls- les, Arkansas could have won ev- ry game except the Texas Aggie cbacle. Such mistake.'; killed up to ve Razorback scoring threats ame. Back in September Arkansas was reaming of a season of at least even wins and was given a chance f copping the Southwest Confcr- nce championship. No one gave ie cellar position, in which the orks finished, a thought. Probably nn one. has been sur- rised any more than the disappointed Arkansas coach, Otis Doug- is. Though just installing It in Por- erland, he thought his pro-styled flense would click and that it would ake at least four touchdowns to eat, Arkansas in any game. Tro Offense Failed Douglas felt his offense would be ood for a minimum of three TDs game and was pretty sure his :efense could stop the opposition hort of four. The defense lived up to ex|H?c-' ations fnirly well. Only Texas A. c M., Tulsa and Texas, with 19 Sports Roundup HUGH FUI.I.BKTON JR. BETHLEHKM, Pa.,,Nov. 24. (AP) —A good golfer could come up to the 14th tee two down and win the match on ihe 17th green. . . . That was the Analysts offered by former champ Willie Turncsa after playing K round on the Saucon Valley course where the 1951 National Amateur golf championship will be played. . . . And pro Ralph Hutchison, touring the course for perhaps the last time before taking off lor a fling at the \vlnt<?r tournament tour, explained how that could happen. . . . The 14th Is a 202-yard uphill note to a green that slopes forward. The good golfer can get his par there.' but the guy who hits (he back of the green when the pin ts on the front would have to putt like the dickens. . . . No.,J5 Is 600 yards, a (iogleg affair requiring extreme accuracy and Ihe huge green calls for more good putting. They all do at Saucon Valley; the greens are tremendous, rolling affairs with as imny as nine good places to spot the pins. ... if a golfer can't put his approach up close, he'd better be lucky as well as j?ood with his putter. Portageville Tips East Prairie 21-0 Thanksgiving Gome Ends Season for Missouri Elevens PORTAGEVILLE. Mo., Nov 24— Portaeeville High School's Bulldogs wound up their '1950 football season with a 21-0 victory over East Prairie, the Little Bight Conference champion, here yesterday afternoon. This was the second time this season the two teams have m»t and it was the first loss of the season for East Prairie. On Oct. 13 East Prairie defeated Portageville 12-0 in a regular season. Yesterday's game was the- first of what is hoped to be an annual "Soybean Bowl" contest. The two schools are trying to line up an annual Thanksgiving Day meet is a bowl affair. Bulldog., Never Threatened Portageville scored In the Cirst, second and fourth periods and was never seriously threatened. The first, marker came midway in the first period when Hulshof passed to Hawkins for 25 yards and Hawkins going on to score. Hawkins kicked the extra point. In the second quarter, Hulshof swept 18 yards around end for the second touchdown and Hawkins added the extra point. The third quarter was scoreless but in the fourth guard Roddy Reaves pounced on an East Prairie fumble in the end zone to give Portageville its final touchdown. Again Hawkins kicked the extra point. East I J. Hale . C. Jones D. Sorrells I. Starling lineups: Fort.inr.vlHe .LE ... .LT C. Moore K. Parker ... E. Rowe ..... T. Brown .., B. Kennedy J. Brown J. Bard ..C... , .RO .RT ..RE ..Q8 .HB ..HB ..KB Kimes .. Burgess Widner Moss Reaves . Whitaker Wilson Noffel . Hawkins .. Hulshof TITO llimcort fair Hutchison, who Is Inlensely proud nf the layout and the con- dlllon in whirh It If kept, rails HIP ISth hole "mip nf Hie finest In lhp v,-orhl." . , , ll's straight, almost flat anil ctiu'sn't have an artificial hniarii. but that's where A lot of matchrs end. . . . Trees on both sides of Hie narrnw fairway call for extreme accuracy; its 4W yards from (lie back Ices require a lonj; seronrl shot, and the creen, us USEKI!, Is contoured lo make lonj pulls difficult. . . . The nth Is similar, but with a .slight dogleg .mil a second shot over Saurnn Creek. Von ran'l waste » shot herp, either. ... So Dirrn yon have H: four little mistakes, like anr amateur could make. And the match Is Rune. F.ver.vthlng Rut Arabs There Isn't a trick hole or\ the course, but to the casual observer it appears that Ihe sixth, appropriately named "Sahara," will bring out a few words that might have been learned in the foreign legion. . . It's a 586-yard affair ,and Just where a miriplaced second shot might land there's the gosh-darn- edest sand trap you ever saxv. It Jut.s out across the fairway and then runs alongside it to the right for 100 yards. Get in there and you might come out with a sheik but not a par. ... If your second is good, the approach to the tree- surrounried, well-trapped ereen resembles the famous hole at St. Andrews, it still isn't easy. Praisr Agents Tllrnesa anil Ted Rishop, a conservative sort nf pent, heaped pr.ilse on the Saucon Valley course aflrr playing H, . . . Willie railed II Ihree strokes harder fhan Augusla N'alional anrl Bishop said it will he the finest course ovrr which the amateur rver has been playi-ii. ... "I think fi.W5 yards is a hit ton lon^ for >Villie," said Hulrhison, "bill \ilicri yon Kei fellows like those two, Frank Stranahan, Dick Chapman and Jimmy Mcllale all likius the course and thinking Ihcy can win on it, you're bound to have some pond mafrhps." . . . Sound Inn tonph for an ordinary ^oHrr? Well, steel man Eugene G. Cirare, a sort i>f palron saint ol Ihe club, shot Ms ase over the cniusc when he was 67. Osceola: Jan. 5 shawnce at Osceola: .Ian. 9 Keller at Reiser: Jan. 12 Dell at Dell: Jan. IB Wilson at Wlln: Jan. |9 Marked Tree at Osceola. Jan. 2.1 Open; Jan. 26 Nettleton a: Osceola: .Ian. 30 Dell at Osceola: Fcb, 2 Koiser at Osceola: Feb. 6 Luxora at Osceola: Feb. 9 Wilson nv Osrrnl.i: Feb. 13 Marked Tree at Marked Tree; Feb. 16 Shaw- net at Sbawuce. Football Scores County Osccola 13. 0 Slate Rison 32. Hughes 13 Soulhrasl Missouri Sikr.ston 20. Charleston 7 Cape Girardeau 14. Poplar Bluff 14 Curuthersville 7. Kennctt S Maiden 13. Hayli 0 Porlageville 21, East Prairie 0 Jackson at PerryviHc (snow) fair Named as Notion's Top Ail-Around 4-H'ers CHICAGO, Nov. 24, (API _ An Oklahoma youth and a North Car olina girl were announced today a. the nation's top all-around 4-K'rrs Porter Lee, Jr.. 18, of BC Shank!;! ok!a.. and Carolyn Durham Smith 20. of Andrews. N.C.. won scholarships to the collrpe of their choice, plus silver trophies award ed by President. Truman, as win ners in the National 4-H Achieve ment Awards Program. PIRATE PUMPKIN!—A basketball being thrown lo bouncing Bcloit fnru-nnl Billy Kelly is made lo look like a big medicine hall by the camera nngle. Hundreds of schools are in early cage drills, and the Buccaneers of the Wisconsin institution are ranked among the best of the small college learns. Seminoles Win Playoff Contest Punt Return, FumbU Give Dukie Speck's N Team Victory Margin By GKOIiOK CI.ARK Courier News Sports Editor OSCKOLA, Nov. 24. — Os- (.•eola's District 3B champion Seminoles cleared their first liiirdle in the slate playoff here last nielli, whipping'the Augusta Red Devils, District 2B champs, 13-0 in a blinding now .storm. The entire game was played in a wind-blown snow storm that covered the field with nearly two inches of snow before the game was over. Only a handful of loyal fans, mostly partisan, braveci the elements to witness the all-Important tusse! which resembled a football game only because a football was used. The weatherman put the damper on everything but straight football with the unheralded snow storm. Osccola's famed aerial attack, which had carried ihe Seminoles to nine previous victories was stalled and Conch nukie Speck's boys diet their damage on the ground. But the weather failed to keep Seminoles grounded entirely Magnolia Tops Arkansas A&M 21-14 to Avenge 'Kidnapping' BV Carl Bfl| Associated l^rrss Sports Writer Mngnolia A- & M. Ls in the posi- .ion or he who laughs last—and st. Heckled earlier this week by the Kidnapped of their "good luck" mule n ascot and the shearing o[ the hearts of about 95 of their Jellow stucienls, the Mulericlers got revenge vesterday by trimming Arkansas A& M's Boll Weevils, 21-14, on the football fieW. Magnolia also got back its mas- Chicks' Bowl -oes Get 10th Straight Win Russellvllle, Ky., Blyth*vtn« school's Polio Bowl lot of neitt week, nded its regular seiion'wUh t 3 victory over Bowling Gr*«n, n a game played at Bowllnf i esUrday morning. Russellvllle overcame mn Mrly Bowling Green le«d ivith touch- .own* En the first and second quar- crs on long passes from Wrenn-to Hinton. At halftime Russ*!lvi]l« )«4 4-8. Bowling Oretn scored in th*. third wrind to move to within on« point if Hussellville but Russellville cam* back in the. fourth with » «0-j»rd uslained drive that was cllrintied by a 12-yard touchdown plunge by Bradford. The victory was the 10th ef th» ;eason for r.ussellvllle. Wilhelm Books ig Slate for Stee/e Cagers STEELE. Mo.. Nov. 24. — Coach Benny Wilhelm of Steele High chool has announced a 19-game schedule for his senior boys and girls cage teams. Steele already has played two games. The Bulldogs opened their season against, an alumni team Nov. Ifi and last week they took a dou- bleheacter from Closnell teams. Their next game is scheduled for Nov. 28 when they meet Hornersville at Steele. lemnlning games follow: Nov. 28 Hornersville here: nee. 1 Deering there: Dec. 5 Braggadocio here; Dec. 8 Wardell here: Dec. 12 Marston there: Dec. IS Holland here Dec. 19 Cooler there: Dec. 22 Hoi- comb here: Jan. 2 Braggadocio there; Jan. 5 Gosnell here; Jan. 9 Hayti here: Jan. 12 Holland there; Jan. 15-18 Wardell tournament; Jan. 19 Cooter here: Jan. 23 Arbyrd there: Jan. 26 Marston here; Jan. 30 Wardell there; Feb. 2 Arbyrd here. cot, Optimaggi?, and to boot M- Aggie 2, the nanny goat which goes to the winned of this trnditiona Thanksgiving football rivalry. Arkansas A. &' M. students who had spirited Optimaggie away from the Magnolia campus may have made » mistake In returning him to' his owners so soon. Optimaggie, which has seen Magnolia win six games and, tie one without a loss since becoming the team's mascot after four straight losses, was taken to the Muleriders' side of the field at halftime. Magnolia, was anerul, H-7. at the ntermission, but had to score in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 deadlock.. , ' Two Passe* Score Quarterback Jack Barnes passed for two Magnolia touchdowns and sneaked one yard for.the.third. The Boll Weevils, who dominated the statistics but had five Koring threats ended by interceptions and three others by brilliant Magnolia line play, got both of its touchdowis on passes by David Anderson. And, to make it even sweeter for Magnolia, the boys whose heads were shaved when they were trapped in an effort to rescue op- timaggie from the Monttcello campus Wednesday were admitted to the game free. The result left the two State A. ; M. Colleges deadlocked for fifth place in the Arkansas. Intercollegiate Conference standings with four wins, three defeats and a tie apiece. Slipping Little Rock Junior-College, which still ha take the AIC crown of American forces In Germany— the First U.S. Infantry Division and the U.S. Constabulary—have been assigned to Ihe new unit. The U.S. Commander-in-chief in Europe. Gen. Thomas T. Handy, announced. The Seventh Army will have Its headquarters in ^tutleart. losses to Oimchita a chance to if Henderson next week, the Tommy Spiers. Osceola's all-staii tailback, threw In spite of the adverse conditions but he completed only a few, mainly because of the bitter cold hands of his receivers. Hill Scores First The Seminoles did. all the neces snry damage in the first quarter on a 55-yard punt return by halfback Harvey Lee Hill. The return came after three minutes of play and an exchange of punts, Backed deep Into their own lerri tory by an Osceola punt the .Red Devils were unable to move on th slippery field and punted to Spier at the Osceola 45. -Working from a double safety. Spiers handed off t Hill who streaked down the side line, behind a'screen, of btocker mid, went all the way. Spiers kicket the extra point. That was the ball game as far a who won and lost was concerner But the .s'eminoles capitalized two straight breaks in the flna stanza to add insurance points. Both teams played the game safe often punting or quick kicking 01 second and third down. The pret liest of these was an 80-yard qulc kick by Spiers. He kicked on firs down from his own 12 and the ba' rolled dead inside Augusta's fi\ yard line. Fumble Scores A fumble recovery inside th Augusta -five'-'yard line by 'guar Jimmy Lee Stevens set up the Sem Holes' final .tally and a-fumble re covery In the end' zone by tack Jimmy Lowe got the six point Fullback Doyle Dunn fumbled as he crossed the goal on third down and the alert Lowe fell on the loose ball to get credit for the score. Spiers' kick for extra point failed. Augusta never offered a serious threat In spite.of the fact they wailed through the snow for some long gains. Operating from the T and Notre Dame box the Devils sent their 195-pound halfback, M. Lambert, sloshing through big holes on a number of .occasions hut when the chips were down Osceola's line dug in. . Osceola's brightest defensive spot dropped its third straight game, 30-13, to McN'eese College of Louisiana. Arkansas State gave the conference an even break in interstate competition with a 47-0 romp over Union University of Jackson. Tenn. The Indians scored in every quarter and merely toyed with their foes State Teachers maintained its hold on third place by blasting College of the Ozarks, 26-12. Jim Devazier scored one Teachers touchdown and picked up m yards rushing, .boosting his season total to 1.003. 'Bowl Season' Gets Underway NEW YORK, Nov. 24., (>P)_J^ V » minor college football games were played yesterday as the "bowl season" opened: The scores: Pear Bowl—Lewis and Clark 61, San Francisco State 7. Bur-ley Bowl—Emory and Henry 26. Appalachian 6. Bean Bowl—Doane M. Colorada State 6. Corn Bnwl—Missouri Mines 1, Illinois State Normal 6. Shi-one Bowl—Olympic (Wish.) JC 8, Napa (CsUlO 0. Ten Cars Pile llix On Memphis Span MEMPHIS. Nov. 14. (AP) _ let and snow was blamed for * ten- car pileup on the Memphis irid Arkansas bridge over the Mississippi River here late la.?i night. Only one persons, Albert Tricf, M. of Memphis, KU Injured •lightly. The first accident Involved thre» cars, but in a matter of ten minutes, seven other vehicles hud skidded on the slippery pavement and crashed Into the wrecki. Curtis Quits HotpHal LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 34. Iff)— H. B. Curtis has resigned, effective Dec. 1, as business manager of the State Hospital, i post he h»i held since last January. Curtis, whose home is at Fort Smith, said he could not disclose his reasons for resigning or his future plans at present. was the tackle played by Colemiin Lannum. Lannum showed why he 1ft all-state material by' kni through the Devils' big line after time and often caught bi carriers before they got started. Osceola Wilson ... Lannum . Stevens .. Johnson . Alexander Lowe .... Weihberg Spiers ... Stillwell . Hill Dunn ' Starling llnenpo: Pos. August* 1. E. T. McAlnc'der . E. Pi;;? Divla Kittrell Simmon* Baker L.T. L.O. . C. . R.G. R T. R E. Q.B. H B. H B. ... Jennings King .... Duncan .... Lambert McAlexander 7th Army Reactivated HEIDELBERG. Germany, Nui 2-1 f/Pt—The United States lod.v. announced reactivation In Europr of its Seventh Army—the Eir?t American "army" on the continent since demobilization after World War II Two veteran major tactical units The call is for Kentucky Straight Bourbon CABIN STILL Straight from Kentucky 4 Years Old LOUISVIIII, KINTKCKY T V C K Y STKAIOHT I S K t Y The Biggest News In Town! ^COMING The DIXIE PIG SKYLINE Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 50e Adults Only Fri.-Sat.-Sun. FRENCH BURLESK As You Like It PARISIENNE FOLLIES

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