The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 28, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 28, 1953
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\ FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIPR NEWS PAGE SEVEN SWC Starts Grid Practice By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Associated Presi Sports Writer Southwest Conference football teams — and it'll be f-teams this time instead of squads with the scrapping of the 2-platbon system — begin the long march next Tuesday. That's when official practice starts. In just three weeks five of the seven will play their first games The big three — Rice. Texas and Baylor will be among those opening the campaign Sept. 19. In nil forecasts this trio is selected to furnish the champion. The opening schedule has Texas A M playing Kentucky at Lexington, Baylor battling California at Berkeley, Rice and Florida clashing at Houston, Texas Christian and kansas getting together at Fort Worth and Texas meeting Louisiana State at Baton Rouge. Arkansas First Gam* The following week finds Arkansas playing its first game, meeting Oklahoma A M at Little Rock, But it will be Oct. 3 before Southern Methodist, under its new coach, Chalmer Woodard, moves into action. The Methodists picked tough one to open agalnst^Georgia Tech it Atlanta. Thel>e are plenty of experienced men in every camp but Texas and Arkansas have the most lettermen — .23 apiece. Southern Methodist and Texas A M show 21 each, there will be 20 at Texas Christian, and Rice and Baylor have 18 each. Defending champion Texas, minus a flock of excellent footballers including three members of f ne of the finest backfields the lea- ua ever knew but with a great sophomore crop and the nucleus for a steel-fingered defense, looks like the team to beat once more. There's a rugged intersectional schedule to be gotten out of the way before they start playing for keeps and Texas may not make an outstanding showing at the beginning. But down the stretch the Longhorns should be hard to handle as usual. Rice 20 Lettermen Rice'i' 20 lettermen include 15 seniors and the team shapes up much like the 1949 Owl outfit that swept to the championship and battered North Carolina in the Cotton Bowl. Coach Jess Neely Bays it will be his best team since 1949 and will be almost as good as that fine outfit. "We won't be as well balanced," says Netly but doesn't appear worried about it. Baylor boasts what it confident- ally thinks will be the best backfield in the country. They're calling •n*erry Coo'djr, L. O. Dupre, Cotton """^Davidson and Allen Jones the "Fearsome Foursome." And Baylor anticipates a good line. Southern Methodist gets some backing as a championship con- tender as Jerry Norton, Frank Eidom and Don Miller head a veteran-studded backfield Woodard says he has eight or ten backs of top grade and, while his'line won't be too big, it should be mobile and much stronger than the leaky forward wall thrown up last season. Texas Bragt Texas thinks it will have the nation's best end in Carlton Massey and looks for outstanding play from Buck Lansford, a tackle, and Phil Branch, a guard. The backfield will be led by Billy Quinn, the lone returnee from the top-flight 1952 quartet. Among the sophomores are Delano Wpmack, an explosive runner, and three fine quarterbacks — Pat Tolar, Charley Brewer and Dick Miller. Bunny Andrews, who second-fiddled T Jones last year may be the regular quarterback, Texas has plenty of 2-way performers and will be helped more than hindered by abandonment of the 2-platoon system. Other con ference teams also appear to face no handicaps from the change. Bice has 11 regulars back from lasl season, all able to go under 1- platoon football, TCU Rice's ponderous line will be led by Dick Chapman, who was all- conference last year as a defensive guard. Leroy Fenstemaker, a sensation at quarterback in the lasl half of the 1952 season, and Kosse Johnson, a runrrer, punter and linebacker, are key men of the backfield. Texas Christian's backfield will feature Ronnie Clinkscale, the speed demon, and Mai Fowler, who is going to be the regular quarterback, Texas A M expects a better backfield but is doubtful of its line. Just what Arkansas will do i; problematical. There is a new coach, Bowden Wyatt, at the helm of the Razorbacks and he's installing a new system, using the single wingback instead of the T. Arkansas has 15 seniors among its lettermen and again has Lamar McHan, who was an outstanding qurter- bck in 1956 but ws hndicpped by ijuries much of 1st year. Baseball't Unsung — Switching to Third Base Made Adams Fine Player for Reds Top Ten Spots For Heavys Reshuffled UP IN ARMS — Two English soccer players seem to be getting their elbows into each other fighting for a loose ball in mid-air during a rough^ match between' Huddersfield! Town and Arsenal at Highbury near London. (NEA) NEW YORK I*—Nine Valdes 1 upset victory over Ezzard Charles and Don Cockell's conquest of Har•y (Kid) Matthews has resulted in a drastic reshuffling of the heavyweight division's top ten. The monthly Ring magazine rat- ngs released today by Editor Nat Fleischer have Charles, the former heavyweight champion, in the No. 2 challenger's spot instead of the No. 1 post which he has held for so long. Roland La Starza, who gets a crack at champion Rocky Marciano's crown at the Polo Grounds Sept. 24 has been advanced to the No. 1 post. Dan Bucceronl of Philadelphia has been upped to the third position with Valdes fourth. Then come Tommy Harrison, Oakland, Calif., Bob Satterfield, Satterfleld. Chicago, Heinz Neuhaus, Germany, Cockell, Earl Walls of Canada, and Matthews. For the first time in years, foreign fighters hold four of the berths in the dreadnaught division's top ten. Billy Peacock of Los Anguies, who won the North American-bantamweight title from Henry (Pappy) Gault of Spartanburg, S. C., moved into the No . 2 position among the 118-pounders, dropping Gault to third. Prance's Ray Famechon, long time holder of the No. 1 contender's position in the featherweight division, and Corky Gonzales of Denver have been dropped from the first ten because of inactivity. Floyd Patterson, young Brooklyn light heavyweight, was omitted from the 175-pound division's first ten for the same reason. Alaska has about six persons to each square mile of land. ° Defoliate Your Cotton U/iti * Matures crop earlier— * Picking is gasier, faster— * Cotlon is cleaner— * Cotton grade is better (or higher profits at the gin— * Stops boll rot LEE WILSON & CO. Distributors Phone 3411 Jerry Hays Homt Phone 2901 By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Correspondent CINCINNATI (NEA) — Bobby Adams has a furrowed forehead that gives him the perplexed air of a bachelor in a lingerie shop. . It can't be age that accounts for the creases, because Bobby's a relatively young man of 31. Maybe it's puzzling about what » fellow has to do to gain recognition in his field. Bobby's field Is covering third base for the Reds. There aren't many around who do it better. Yet any discussion of ranking Na tional League third basemen in variably will exclude him. Eddie Mathews and Willie Jone have power, Billy Cox is the magic glove man, Henry Thompson ha hitting streaks. Bobby's just an all-round good man who hits well, fields well, throws well and runs well. At the belated baseball age of 30, he became a 154-game perform .Until last year, Adams was an in and-out utility man. nominally a second sacker with Cincinnati for six seasons without particularly distinguishing himself. He couldn't cling to a regular spot in the lineup. One reason was a pair of base ball's poorest legs. Despite his speed he was hampered chronically by pulled thigh muscles. Trainer Wayne Anderson fixed up the legs by the novel device of covering the thighs with elastic knee gcards. The muscles have no room to pop out. Luke Sewell. managing the Reds in the spring of 1952. completed the rehabilitation by the simple expedient of switching Bobby to third base. Why should playing third base instead of second make a bona fide major leaguer of Bobby? « • . • "I'm not as tired after playing a game as I used to'be when I was as second," explains Bobby. "There you're in on every play and have to do much more running. "The conservation of energy helps my hitting. I'm .also a better AT THISD BASE, IT'S TOUGH TO TOP CINCINNATI'S UNHERALDED BOBBY AS A TOP-fLIGHT REGULAR. DATS*, 8AC.K TO HI'S •SWITCH PfZOM SECOND TO TW/K-D LAST SEASON? Field & Stream— Some Hove Lure Trouble By AL McCLANE n s h than the bait fishermen by Fishing Editor | trolling a streamer fly very deep. The other day I received a letter; just ckiir 0 , lhe rock bottom . We from one of our readers In Phila- , cnught nn occas | 0 ,, Rl S nag. of delphia who said: course, but we also caught several "Last summer I wns fortunate' bass. enough to spend a week in northern; j would be wjmnB to bet that the Michigan. We caught quite a few p6rch oould be callght „„ „ sm!U1 fish - smallmouth bass, (treat b ,, cktal , behind a tiny spinner northern pike, rock bass, and which was , ished g | ong lhe edge of perch. However, I wss disappoint- ,„„ weeds and possiDl y jusl ab ove ed because, of all the fish we lhc weeds . A wce clless spoon with caught, only one pike was taken |)or kchunk w ,,, of , e ,, work on lne on nn artificial lure. i northerns, and you can cast "The natives and fishermen who; it right into the weeds and work it had been going there for several out with only an occasional snag. years told us that you Just couldn't | r thlnk you may also catch wall . take fish with anything but live. eyes apd smal i m(mths on p i ugS| n '^ p . ! but it will probably be necessary "I enjoy fly arid plug fishing to find the good spots and fish much more than fishing with bail.; deep. Oiten these spots are located and I wonder if you could give me : where shoals break off into deep any information on this type of; water. Naturally, without fishing fishing in this particular location, j there I cant' tell you definitely, but "The opinion seems to be that; I am convinced that you could take fish stay in the weed beds from 10 fish on artificial lures if you kept to 15 feet under the surface, and | experimenting, you have to fish through the weeds | u . s „ prob | em llke thls that to catch fish, with the exception makes an ftng ] er out of a , isher . of bass, the majority of which nre rman You should accept as a mat- caught In from 20 to 25 feet of • lcl . o[ com . se the (acl that Dait water over a rock bottom." ! fishing Is easier under almost nil The fish mentioned can all be, circumstances. Yet our records ca.iRht on artificial lures under' rtow ,., at prize-winm ng f lsh invari- nntives in any area know nothing ablv --„ to artificial lures, at all about fly fishing and very r .,, , , . , little about plug casting. After fail-! V *> e Blad to hear how you ing to catch fish on their first half-! "l" k , e ° ut ° n ., thls P roblem lf vou hearted attempts with artificials, j get to tly ll tnls summer. they revert to bait and say that the | fish won't take a plug or a fly. I Maurice Kuykendall; former ns- In one spot where the slstant stal . ter at Monmouth Park lold me that it was impossible to i • catch smallmouths on anything but starts tlle thoroughbreds at Mexico The San Franclso* 49ers will mak* their only New York appearunc* this year when they meet the football Giants !n the Polo Ground! on When its time To Repaint You'll save money by «lectlnj Rood paint. Good paint laita longer and the longer intervals between painting lowen your annual cost, We recommend V A X E - C A L V E R T Paints, made by "Amerlca'i Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we will figure the cost and recommend a eood painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. live minnows, a friend and I discovered that we would take more City's Hipodrome delas Americas track. New Metropolitan Employee fielder at third- At second when comes like a bullet, and you auto- the ball was hit my way. I had too much time to think—whether I wa going to charge it or wait, xvha play I was going to make after . fielded it. "At third, you don't have time to think. "It's all instinctive. The bal DOWN AND OUT — Umpire Grover Froese looked like a referee counting, and Big Luke Easter of the Indians was out of the game when struck on, the right and throwing hand and knocked down by a pitch thrown by the Red Sox' Bill Henry at Boston's Fenway Park. (NEA) EVERY SUNDAY 'llWHEVILLElAYCEE" SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 2:00 p.m. Races Start - - 2:30 p.m. "" A " HO" Races-Featuring Souped up" Cars Races Featuring Stock Cars FAST'CARSlOM Memphis-Blytheville & Southeast Missouri STOCK'CARS IN -v RACES "ADMISS'ION" ADULTS 75c-CHILDREN 35c Sponsored by BI.YTHBVILLE JUNIOR CHAiMBKR OF COMMERCE or you don't." Fortunately. Bobby does, matically stab at it. Either you do Players Get Contracts NEW YORK l£> — The most recent bulletin from Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick's office shows that pitcher Joe Presko of the St. Louis Cardinals and outfielder Jim Piersall of the Boston Red Sox signed new 1953 contracts. Usually new contracts mean one thing — a pay raise. Read Courier News Classified Ads. The Lowest Mce for Kentwty Sfrayfif Bourbon Wfffskey In Arkansas!!! ** 6 years 86 proof HEAVEN HILL* D'utilltd and tonled in Qld K.nlucly by HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES INC., Compare frices! AT ALL GOOD ('STORES IN ARKANSAS IAKDSTOWN, KENTUCKY Joe G. Trleschmann Is ft newlj appointed agent for the Blythevill* branch of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Having recently attended Metropolitan's specialized schoil for selling Life, Health and Hospitalization insurance. Mr. Trieschmann Is a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Methodist Church and the Lions Club. A long time resident of Blytheville, he now resides at 607 West Walnut Street. 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