The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1953 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 2, 1953
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, SEPT. *, 1WJ8 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER HEW! PAGE ELEVEH iollege Coaches Shift (Players and Positions NEW YORK (AP) The majority of college football teams have knuckled down to he business of fall practice while their coaches worry about everything from what to do ;or a tackle to who'll be the third right halfback. Southern California paraded 73 candidates in the first practice yesterday to claim OIK | the largest squads while Michigan and Southern Methodist came up with 70 hopeful 0 ' * * * * * * Boxing Officials Will Hurt Sport As a National Sport Boxing Is Almost Dead, Says Greene By IIE11B ALTSC11ULL : Personnel shifts were the deepest problems the coaches had at some ' the schools tabbed as preseason tvorites. ' Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech Pitched former defensive fullback arry Morris to center to fit the 'evlsed nonplatoon game and jpulled John Hunsinger from end the backfield. Pointing; toward full-dress Saturday scrimmage, Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma watched converted halfback Buddy ake work out in the vital quar- |terback position of the Sooner «plit-T. Joe Mobra moved from alfback to end. Biggie Munn, mastermind of Michigan State's defending national champions who are being |primed for their Big Ten debut, watched 65 players sweat and |groan through their initial prac- ce and then said, "We have an awful lot of work'to do." At Ann Arbor, the University of Hichigan's chief problem 8eemed Ito be at quarterback with atten- Ition focused on 19-year-old sopho- Imore Louis Baldaccl, who is the |blg hope for the Wolverines. Ted Kress Is back for workhorse chores |lt tailback. Elsewhere, personnel problems Iran deeper. Army, after two days' [practice, still was trying to solve |the mystery of how to plug the is left by the loss of the three i tackles and two of the out- la'tanding backs who had been injured or dropped out of the acad- lemy since last spring. Coach Earl •Elaik also wondered how long It Iwould be before his best runner— iFred Attaya—would recover from I a knee injury. Key player losses at Iowa State, • Virginia Military and Wake Por- lest ranged from Injuries to armed I forced 'induction. Minnesota's Wes Pesler, despite la strong nucleus of 30 lettermen, I wondered when his two-way gem, (Bob McNamara, would recover I from a knee operation. Dahlbender Qualifies As Amateur INEW YORK Mi—Gene Dahlbend- Jr., a 29-year-old shotmaker I from Atlanta, had one big golfing 1 ambition this year—to qualify for | the National Amateur. He not only qualified, but he led I the entire country by firing a I fancy 6-under-par 68-68—136 yester- Iday on the 6,604-yard East Lake I Country Club course in his home I town. Thus, Dahlbender, who passed I UP the Georgia Open this year to I be sharp for the National Ama- Iteur, looms as a major threat to Ithe 23 sharpshooters who were not • required to qualify for the event, I scheduled to be held at the Okla- Ihoma City Golf and County Club I Sept. 14-19. „ Winning titles is nothing new for I Dahlbender, a reformed pro. He I holds a whole hatful of Dixie I titles, and once captured the South- Itrn Amateur. He turned pro after J&e 1949 Masters and helped Claude • Harmon, at Winged Foot in Mamar- loneck, N. Y. He left Harmon and played a I few tournaments on the Texas cir- I cult before dropping out for two years. He was reinstated to the on pures last year, but it was late for him to take a crack I at the amateur title, which was Ijvon by Rep. Jack Westland of |:JVashington. ".'• Only five others among the m I .qualifiers managed to break 140. ETled for the runner-up spot were Ijtoung Eddie Meyerson of Los An- Jfdes, who is slated to start his I College career at Southern Califor- Inia this semester, and Southern I Oregon champion Bob Atkinson of I Portland. Both had 138s, Meyerson on a 18-70 over the San Gabriel Country I Club course in Los Angeles and I Atkinson on » 71-67 at the Waverly • Country Club in Portland. Angelo Santilli and Don Hoenig, I shooting on the same course in I Dedham, Mass., came through (with identical 70-69—139s, while I Joe Bernolfo had » 68-71—139 at I Salt Lake City. Jockey Bobby Permane plans to I accept mounts on New Jersey I tracks lor the balance of the sum- Ohio State Has "Good" Team, Say Coaches COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The men who tend the fires in this hotbed-of Big Ten football think Ohio State is coming up with a "good 11 team. Nobody is mentioning the word "great" just yet. The "good" tag is the consensus of Ohio coaches, sports writers and others who follow the fortunes of the Bucks. This year there's a note of caution because of the uncertainty of just how well the Bucks' offense and defense can fit into the r\i\v one-platoon system. And caution because of the uncertainty of just how well the Bucks' offense and defense can fit into the new one- platoon system. And caution because of a rugged schedule. The Buckeyes open against Indiana here Sept. 26. Taking it from there: California at Berkeley Oct. 3, Illinois here Oct. 10, Pennsylvania at Philadelphia Oct. 17, Wisconsin at Madison Oct. 24, Northwestern here Oct. State here Nov, 7, 31, Michigan Purdue here Nov. 14, and Michigan at Ann Arbor Nov. 21. Coach Woody Hayes says: "We are a good football team," adding: "but we're not as deep on defense as last year. And defense will play a greater part than ever before The team with the most returning defensive veterans stands the best chance." "Ohio has only one starting de- defensive letterman return- Ing — George Jacoby, 212-pound tackle from Toledo. Hayes hopes reserves and new-comers will help fill the gap. Sports writer Paul Hornung of the Columbus Dispatch says: "The Bucks will have one of the best passer-quarterbacks in the country, Johnny Borton, operating behind a line averaging about 210 and entirely veteran, except for Dick Hilinski. a 240-pounder hailed as one of the greatest tackle prospects ever to enroll at Ohio State. Borton has two excellent receiving ends in, veterans Bob Joslin and Dean Dugger, and explosive backfield support in Bobby Watkins and Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, last year's offensive standouts, and Jerry Harkrader, the best sophomore since Vic Janocwicz." July was a hard month on veteran ball players, Hal Newhouser, Vern Stephens, Max Lanier and Barney McCosky were among those released this July. The all scarlet silks of John A. Morris, president of. the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, are the oldest colors in America, — Boxing officials are doing sonic heavy backstage maneuvering these days in an effort to block what many of them call the threat thai television will wreck the fight game. "Boxing as a national sport is just about dead," said Commissioner Abe Greene of the National Boxing Assn. "Something's got to be done." NBA officials are busy trying to find the something Greene was talking about what come of pwows by boxing officials all over the country will be aired at the NBA convention in Milwaukee Sept- 13-16. George A. Barton of Minneapolis, the NBA president, said in a statement: "We've simply got to do, something about cooperation between TV and boxing because the terrific financial impact of TV on boxing' has eliminated the small clubs, the cradle of boxing. "Talent is scarce. The present crop of boxers is getting old and youngsters no longer have the benefit of the school for boxing." While worried about the fate of small clubs, the NBA has not been opposed to the televising of fights, since its officials believe TV has stimulated interest in the fight game. Unsung— Nelson Fox Should Inspire Young Players-Richards By MURRAY Ol.DERHAM NEA Staff Correspondent CHICAGO - (NBA) - It WB» last spring at El CentB), Calif., where the White Sox were stretching their muscles, that Paul Richards told a group of awed, attentive kids: ••Nelson Pox should be the model for every young ball player who aspires to be a major leaguer." Manager Richards wasn't referring to the oversize cud of tobacco the little second baseman habitually carries in his cheek. He meant instead a player who makes the most of what he's got and then adds a little extra through tremendous enthusiasm. A couple of years ago. the 155- pound sprite was shelved a couple of days with a bad leg. Richards had to hustle him back in the lineup before the bruise had time to get discolored. "He'll drive you crazy on ths bench if you keep him out," the skipper shook his head. "He's a scrappy little devil," says Jack Doyle, the old Oriole who now scouts for the Cubs. "Reminds me more of the old-timers than anybody else in the game today. "He's the best-looking young play- er'I've seen in the majors in a long time." * » • Before anyone gets the idea that Nellie, as the boys call him, exists on hustle alone, let's point out that he batted a solid .313 in 1951, tacked a .296 on to that last year. He started slowly this season, but now is hitting well and is around .275. He hurts the Yankees. He is unsurpassed as a fielder In A THKOH9ACK TO THE SCBAPPY, TOBACCO - PLAYER. OP OLP IS NEWS FOX! One of (he proposals certain to I the American League. The figures be advanced at the NBA convention is to black out ,as far as TV is concerned, all areas near where the tight is being held. Greene put the problem this way: "TV boxing's sponsors naturally wish to sell ine product. Uiey advertise and, hence, do not like to see sales areas blacked out. However, it does not appear to make sense to kill the sport which provides the sales medium for the product." BREAK HOME RUN RECORD — Johnny Logan, Sid Gordon, Joe Adcock, Ed Mathews, Jack Dittmer, Del Crandall, and Jim Pendleton (left to right) of the Milwaukee Braves broke three National League records and tied & major league record in the double header with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Eight homers in the first game set a National League record and tied the New York Yankees for a major league home runs in one game. Four more hit in second game set a new mark for National League double headers in two consecutive games. (AP Wirephoto) Coach Jess Nee/y's Face Was Red HOUSTON, Texas.— It was amusing what Jinx Tucker, the sports writer, told Jess Neeley, football coach of the Rice Owls. Tucker, a Waco scribe.'was attending the Texas Coaching School. He hadn't seen Neely to talk to him face to face In about 10 years although often conversing with the coach on the telephone. The sports writer v/as talking to Catfish Smith, coach of East Texas State College, and Prank McKinney coach at Kilgore High School, when Neely sauntered up. Jess inquired of Catfish about his football prospects, then he did] the same with McKinney. Not re-1 cognizing Tucker but thinking he | was a coach, Neeley asked Jinx about his prospects. Tucker carried it along. He lamented that they were putting him on the spot this year, that while he had excellent backfield prospects his ine wasn't strong and that while he might win the district onship he would be a dead duck in the State race. "We'll, that'll be pretty, good, winning the district title, won't it?" consoled Neely and sauntered off. It was the next day before Neely found out he had been talking to his pal, Tucker, instead of a coach. 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