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SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 1953 »« BLYTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks Are Improving With Tough Workouts rfavv 1 i he / lint u.°[ I few silver llnln ^ $ ls week be S an to ' show themselves through the aai clouds which have hung over Blytheville High School's football camp. I Coach Russell Mosley.and hto aide * Bill Stancil, have seen unexpectec performances from some of thel greener material during rugged con tact work of the past week. One B team graduate and another lineman up from junior high school have given indications thej may be ready to play a good dea of football this year. Jodie Hall, sophomore guard, reported to camp with more mea on his ctocky frame and has been one of the bright lights of the new linemen. Allen Shanks, who'll have a first- string tackle position ali to himself if he continues to improve, is the other surprise of early drills. Shanks was on the B team last year, but Mosley used him on a few rare occasions in varsity games. His performance during the past few weeks has been steadily on the upgrade. Jerry Nail, who played Junior high ball but did not come out last year, is a new guard candidate who shows promise. Including B team candidates who have been working out with the varsity, the Chick squad has grown to about 28 boys. Some of these lads will double with the B team end varsity. , Two speedy breakaway runners, one a veteran the other a soph, have stolen much of the ball-carrying limelight. shoulder separation. Mosley expects.Privett to be ready to. work out with the club next week, but doesn't expect him to be ready in time for bsceola. However, Danny Cobb, junior let- errnan, has stepped into Privett's position during workouts and ha turned in a capable job both on of' fense and in linebacking. Next week, the Chicks will get in only one or two heavy contact drills before tapering off for Friday night's opener. 2 AA Teams Don't Show Last Year's Strength Probably no. team in Region 2AA will measure up to its last year s strength with the possible exception of Forrest City, which is out to improve on a very mediocre 1952 ro/t/M-rt *be . Tommy Mosley has been in the :st pre-season form of his three- year career. The flashy senior has shown more power and drive this year and may provide the Tribe's top offensive fireworks when fall's Friday night Cessions roll around. A fair passer and punter. Mosley is likely to do most damage by running the ball from his left half slot, which makes him tailback most of the time in the Notre Dame box. Pushing hard for a starting spot Js the pride and joy of last year's juniors, Freddie Akers, a dandy runner who has plenty of speed and spirit. The hustle and break away running of Akers has been one of the rral bright spots of early drills. Medley hopes Akers will develop into a real passer, too, giving the Chicks some bolstering in their weakest offensive department. Mosjey expects one regular to miss the opening game with Osceola Fri- Pjay night. Leon Privett, 'the big center who - • - - record. Blytheville and Jonesboro, annually the powers of eastern Arkansas, haye been hit hard by raduation losses in the line. Both, lowever, have plenty of go in the Jackfield, but coaches are holding heir breaths awaiting performance )f green material up front. Jonesboro, declared champion ast year by the Arkansas Athletic Lssociation, has 44 boys out,. 10 of hem lettermen. i Their big gun of last year, speedy Bobby Rogers, all-state halfback, substitutes for Newport, Jonesboro and Forrest City as far as regional records and title determination are concerned. A pair of sophomores have been bringing a glint to the eyes of Forrest City Coach Ed Henderson. They are Sonny James, 155, a fullback with good speed and fullback with good speed and fast reflexes and Marvin Laws, no, 6-2 LOOK OUT BELOW-—Mrs. Lucille Carter jumps Glencree »* —.» vv . MbL.w*v—""-a. *j«v*.it. voi LVI jumps iLriencree inrough instead of over a tough barrier in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup of .London's International Horse Show. (NEA) ha held down that slot for the past two years, is still recovering from a is returning for his final year. Promising sophomores with nior hugh experience will be called on by Coach Chili Davis to plug the gaps in the line. Davis is mildly optimistic, predicts the Hurricane will equal its 8-3 record of last fall. Low Reserves Blytheville's Coach Russell Mosley likes his first 11 boys pretty well, but winces every time he looks at the bench. With a few exceptions, reserves are made up of some of the most inexperienced aoys ever to sit on a Chickasaw bench. Mosley's squad numbers only 24 boys, some with no appreciable junior or varsity experience. Bob (Red) Childress, 180-pound Sports Roundup — Worst blocking back who spearheads Mosley's Notre Dame bod formation, and speedy Tommy Mosley, 160, hold the limelight amid a host of backfieid standouts. If the Chicks are to move however, several untried linemen will have to make tremendous progress in a hurrv. Substitute Teams Blytheville. which can get games with no regional teams, has been assigned North Litlle Rock, darks- dale, Miss., and Hot Springs as US Walker Cup Team. Starts With Good Show MARION, Mass. (AP) — Under the exacting eyes of ICIICAIS, mm i«arvm i,aws, i-iu, 0-2 menca s greatest amateur golfer — the immortal Bobbv end. Both are expected to begin the I Jones — his Walker Cup team successors seemed assured .eason ai nrst-stnmr slots and fans of wrapp j n g up another victory over British golfers in their lop-sided' series of international conquests today on Kit- tansett's narrow course. ster Mustang football fortunes. They were the big guns of For rest City's undefeated junior high football teams of the past two years. Henderson also is faced with beefing up his line with sophomores. However, he has some 40 boys, mang of them ranging upward from 170 pounds, from which to choose. Jack Bailey at Newport plans to! build a lot of character this year. He has ten lettermen, five first stringers returning. One side of his line and half his '52 backfield are gone. He figures on seniors for only two or three positions in the first eleven. But his youngsters bring with hem some impressive clippings. The junior team lost only to Blythe- 'ille last year. Lloyd (Bulldog) Woodman, 205- pound fullback who kept nudging into the lineup last year, and Bobby Jones, 145, halfback, who also American tandems, in 36-hole al-4 ternate shot foursomes, piled up a 3-1 lead in opening day rounds. The homebreds need only an even break in today's eight singles matches—also at 36 holes—to gain their 13th triumph in the 14 team competitions played since 1922. Britishers John Morgan and Gerald Micklem prevented an Ameri- saw considerable action in '52, figure to carry most of the mail. If Bailey can rebuild his line and come up a quarterback, he figures to make Newport tough. By midseason, the Greyhounds should be ready for just about anybody. Thing Possible Is Happening to Indians By GAl'LE TALBOT _.. (AP) — The wor could happen to the Cleveland Indians is happening -"aTain Manager Al Lopez' doughty warriors are making their move just as they did about this time a year ago Memphis In SA Driver's Seat Now Undated Southern Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The once-powerful Nashville Vols -. ar e wishing today September had NEW YORK (AP) — The worst thins that nossihlv ^T rolled " round - M * na s™ haooen to trm niPvolanH T n ,i;,,,e. ;„ "."!?—="_ P ° SSIbl Hu B h Poland's slumping outfi roared out of August in a tie fo first place in the Southern Associa lion pennant race. Today, the Vol are in third and chances for tin pennant aro all but gone. Memphis—the ball club which ate Nashville dust most of the tei son—is in the driver's seat, 2!/ 2 games ahead of the second plnce Atlanta Crackers. Atlanta is hal a game ahead of Nashville. Here's what happened last night: Memphis downed Nashville 5-2, Atlanta clubbed Mobile 11-2, New Orleans stopped Birmingham 12-4 nd Chattanooga split a doubleheader with Little Rock. The Lookouts won the opener, 3-0 the Travs the nightcap 1-0. Nashville winds up a fateful five- ;ame stand in Memphis tonight. A defeat for the Vols would leave hem four games off the pace with our games remaining. First-rate pitching and steady looga-Little Hock twin bill. Jim 'earce stopped the Travs on three lits in the first game. Ed March, he loser, gave up only seven. . Veteran Milo Johnson of Llttio Rock and Dean Stone of Chatta- ooga tangled in one of the league's est pitching duels of the season 1 the nightcap. Each gave up hree hits, atone was-lifted for a inchhitter in the eigth. Julio Morno went the last two innings for Chattanooga, pitching hitless ball can clean sweep by defeating Bill Campbell of Huntington. w. Va., and Charlie Coe of Oklahoma City 4 and 3. Lt. Col. A. A. (Tony) Duncan, the Britishers' sportsmanlike non- playing captain, interceded in the behalf of St. Louis' Jim Jackson after the latter, teamed with Gene Littler of San Diego, Calif., accused himself of carrying 16 clubs, two over the limit. Disqualified That discovery was made after the Americans had played and lost the first hole to Jimmy Wilson nnd Roy MacGregor. When Jackson confessed, he and Littler were declared disqualified. But Duncan's plea—"You must not extend a rule to its very last letter when gentlemen nre playing" — lightened the American oair's penalty to tile loss of only two holes. Thereupon, -Jackson and Littler went on to win 3 and 2. Harvie Ward of Atlanta, and National Amateur Champion Jack Westland, the 48-year-old congressman from Everett, Wash., turned in an easy 9 and 8 victory over John Langley and Arthur Perowne. Youngsters Sam Urzetta of Rochester, N. Y., and Ken Venturi of Pretty Crooner On Mat Card Monday Night PAGE FIVE Y Giants' Sad Show Disappoints Exoerts been sad The Giants, By HEN PMLEOAR AP Sports Writer who of ° f th ° 1953 bascba " ««» , . new friends with their 'riumnhant drive to the npn nan ,„ 1951, were picked as a .solid third place entry with a good See o nudging Ph,^ sno I wJwM/hPd^ ?, BS °, 3 " dgmCnl - S Were giVe " by men Closo 'y connected^ the spoil who watched the clubs during spring training. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Bnhliu Brooklyn ... Milwaukee .. Philadelphia St. Louis New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago isburgh .. •* At their present rate the Giants | run in the ciiihth inninf to give the are Romg lo be lucky to finish a.?, Cardinals ihcir marRin of victory hiRh as fifth. They nre 28 games over the Braves, stu Miller al- behmci league-lending Brooklyn, lowed seven hits in scorin" his only 4|,i in front of sixth place seventh triumph. Cincinnati. ~ u T j- The Indians wiped out a 5-2 Chl- RiKht from the start they have C.IRO lead with four runs in the not looked good. Their supporters j .seventh but (be White Sox tied it brushed aside the weak beginning with a run in the eighth The game with the excuse that teams 92 82 74 72 64 59 50 42 .687 .612 .552 .545 .478 .444 .379 .307 10 18 19 28 32 '4 41 51 !a Vew York . Chicago . . . Cleveland . loston . . . . Vashington AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind . 89 43 .674 79 64 54 62 Detroit t. Louis 79 73 67 . 52 50 . 47 .594 .594 .541 .496 .388 -.370 .348 10(4 10'/a 1754 2354 38 4054 4354 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind . 84 65 .564 — . 81 Icmphis ... tlanta ashville ... irmingham ew Orleans hattanooga Little Rock lobile' 81 77 73 71 65 63 .547 .544 .513 .493 .477 .439 86 .423 254 3 T,4 10!/ 2 13 1854 21 Yesterday's Results AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 6, Chicago 6 (called ter 10 2-3 innings rnin) St. Louis 14. Detroit 6 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 8, New York 6 St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2 Chicago at Cincinnati (2), ned, "aln Only games scheduled post- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION • New Orleans 12. Birmingham 4 Memphis 5, Nashville 2 Chattanooga 3-0, Little Kock 0- Allimtn 11, Mobile 2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn nt New York—Milliken (6-3) vs. Hciirn (9-8) Cincinnat at Chicago — Raffens- jerger (7-12) vs. Rush (8-13) or Hacker (9-18) St. Louis at Milwaukee — Staley riO-7) vs. Spahn (19-5) or Liddle ;ij-5) Only games scheduled Students of the game will reca that during last September, afte it had installed George Strioklan at shortstop, the Tribe was th hottest thing in seven states. Th Injuns closed with a terrifi swoosh, and were breathing righ down the Yankees' necks wher jjiey finally ran out of games. "They returned to their wlnte lomes convinced that If they onlj lad fired up a little earlier, o: had been given the advantage of a slightly extended schedule the' would have made heroes of them selves In the World Series. Dream The probability is that they would not have, the Yankees being he obstinate athletes that they re, but the point is that the In- lans' official family spent the off- eason dreamily looking forward o the day when they would take p where they had left off. They lade no trades, of course, for who 'ants to break up a championship lub. Last spring, when the thought expressed that the Indians might need a little chinking up ere and there, the natural re- xmse was that they would be the ame outfit which nearly ran down nd trampled the Bombers, only erhaps a bit stronger. For instance, they would have g Luke Easter and his powerful at all the way, whereas the lus- ous one had been available only art time in '62. Also, the chances brittle and aging Luke had injur trouble almost from the start, an first thing you knew rookie name Bill Glynn, was playing first regu larly. Next came a wholes*! swapping of lesser talent will Detroit, and Boone was gone Th Indians had dropped back wcl behind the fleet Chicago White Sox, a situation they appear now to be on the point of correcting Our own mild contention is tha General Manager Hank Oreenberg would have been in better shape to assess his assets, real and imag inary, this coming winter if his Joys had remained dormant. Dui mg their current streak they must look terrific to big Hank. Their etching is wonderful, their hitting hard and timely and their fielding nerely out of this world. If they sustained their late surge o the point they did a year ago and chase the Bombers home—but don't quite catch them, natch— vhere is the former home run king o turn for guidance? He'll be right ack where he was last October, i'ith a second place club and base- iBll's biggest headache. a«re good that Ray Boon» would --- ... STnke a fine comeback at short- League infielder was admitted to •ierzog Strikes Out •or Last Time BALTIMORE UP) _ Charles L. 3uck Herzog, storied baseball fig- re of yesteryear, died last night at taltimore City Hospital. The 68-year-old former National top and jive up the batting attack, Swap So what happened? Well, the the hospital last January with ad vanced tuberculosis, Herzog's colorful n the major leagues included tours, .1 player or manager with the New fork Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston 3raves and Cincinnati Reds. Fred Enke has coached the Uni- ersity of Arizona basketball team for 28 years. During that timt his ,„ squads have won 42fl games and 30-year career ] os t 206. San Francisco, bested Joe Cnrr of I day night Dlllllin (h» TJvitic-h n.^ n l~.. u —V Terry Majors It'll be women wrestlers agai i the American Lesion's wrostlin card at Memorial Auditorium Mon Dublin, the British amateur chain pion, and Ronald White 6 and 4 The pairings for today's singles matches: Carr vs Ward, White vs Dick Chapman, Micklcm vs Littler; MacGregor vs Weslland: John Drew, Irish amateur champion, vs Don Cherry of Wichita. Texas, Wilson vs Venturi, Morgan vs Coe and Langley vs Urzetta. Fighfs Last Niqht By THE ASSOCIATE!) PRESS New York—Lulu Perez 125, Brooklyn, stopped Davey Oallardo 126'i, Los Angeles, 8. Asbury Park, N. J.-Vince Mar- Jnez, 150, Paterson, outpointed Joey Bishop, 144, Philadelphia, 10, • San Jose, . Calif.—Augie Salazar. 133, Haywnrd, Calif., outpointed Jorge Macias, 140, Mexico, 10. Terry Majors and Slisanne Smith rated as two of wrostledom's "pret ticst" members .are slated to swap bolrifl In one .half of Promoter Mike Meroney's double main event card Monday night. Two male heavyweights who are nursing a deep grudge. Lee Fields and Rex Moblcy, are slated to tangle in the second half of the program Besides being l wu of the pret- ticsls, Miss Majors and Miss Smith are also regarded as two of the top women wrestlers in the ring today. In fact, Miss Majors has been trailed by the National Wrestling Alliance as one of the ton contenders for the women's crown. The second half of the double nain event program is expected to be a rough and tumble affair. Fields nnd Mobley began a hot feud sev- cral weeks ago when they clashed here in a tag bout and hnve been AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington—Ford 16-51 vs. MilBterson (9-11) Chicago at Cleveland (2)—Con- sucgra (7-31 nnd Pornlcles (8-8) vs. Wynn (16-10) nnd Feller (7-6) Detroit at St. Louis—Branca (35) vs. Turley (1-2) Boston at Philadelphhla — Brown (11-5) vs. Byrd (10-17) SOUTIIEllN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Mobile Atlanta at New Orleans (2) Nashville at Memphis Chattanooga at Little Rock managed by Leo Durocher are slow starters more often than not. Echoes of the Giants' victory sons, which blared from every corner two years ago, were being beard again in July when the club finally edged into the first division. For two weeks the Giants were in fourth place more often than fifth. But with August came the real breakdown. They have won only 13 james since Aug. 1 and they've lost 27, dragging their overall average from a respectable .543 to a nedlocre .478. Two Hurt Sal Maglie lost his touch, Mont Irvin was hurt, Hank Thompso was hurt, the pitching staff gener ally went to pieces. AI Worthing on,' a pitcher the Giants had beei warned wasn't ready for the ma ors, wns brought up from Minne ipolis in July. He broke In sensa ionally with two shutouts. Nov le's lost six straight. Worthington started last nigh against the Dodgers. He wasn' barged with the 8-8 loss but onlj lecause the Giants managed to ti( he contest twice and then kick i .way after he had departed. The New Yorkers committeed our glaring errors which gave Brooklyn five unearned runs. The iy they played in the field it was f no help to the Giants that they quailed a major league home 'run ecord by hitting three in a row In be fourth inning. Three Kun Homer The victory moved Brooklyn !( games in front of the second place Milwaukee Braves, who bowed to (he St. Louis Cardinals. The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox played a 6-6 tie in 11 Innings with rain halting play and the St. Louis Browns clubbed the Detroit Tigers 14-6. Chicago's twilight-night- twin bill at Cincinnati was washed out and the rest of the clubs Vi'eren't scheduled. Stan Musial hit a three-run home was halted with Cleveland at bat nnd two out in the Itih. The clubs, tied for second in the standings, will play two games tonight to make up. The Browns' victory over Detroit was their 13th this year. Altogether they've won only 47. A 10-run fifth inning during which Vic Wertz hit a grand slam home run made it easy foj; Don Larsen to win his fourth game. Larsen also homered. Ira (Babe) Hanford was the only iprentlce Jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby. He rode Bold Venture to victoryln the 1936 classic. Leonard Young New Favorite At Ft. Smith By CARL BELL FORT SMITH 1/11 — A former runner-up and seven newcomers to the Willard Memorial Golf Tournament were still "alive" as quarter final play got underway this morning. New favorites after a flurry of upsets yesterday were Leonard A. Young. O :lnhonia's amateur chiiin- ilon, and a poker faced Camp Cbnffec sergeant from Memphis, :«rl Mitchell. Mitchell, who has spent nine of ila 34, years in the regular Army — 18 months oversells in World War I. eliminated medalist Vincent Allison of Fort Smith 2 and 1 in he second round. Young, lhn Tul.san who hns been under par 72 in all three of his rips around the Hardscrabblc i tounlry Club course with Its roll- ng fairways and blind holes, scored two lopsided victories yesterday and tied the course record in one o{ them. Booster Club Plans Clean-Up Of Haley Field The Blytheville Booster Club in cooperation with the high school is sponsoring a clean-up, campaign of the football stadium which Is to get underway Monday, Herb ChUds said this morning. The Booster Club met last night at the YMCA and drafted plans for the functioning of the club in welcoming the visiting teams this fall. The club plans to have automobile stickers printed and distributed to advertise the coming football games of the Blytheville Chicks. These stickers will be distributed in advance of each game. The clean-up and paint-up of the Chick football stadium which is to begin oMnday will bo ; in preparation of the openingV game here Friday night when- the Chicks play Osceola. Mr. Childs said that the plans tail for painting the stands grey, trimmed in white. The movie ''Modern Football" • which was to be shown last night during the meeting of the Booster Club wns not shown due to the long business meeting. The film will be shown, however. Monday nlsht when the Booster Club meets again to finish their plans. The meeting will also be at the YMCA, at 7:30. BiyfheviHe Golfer Cards 76 in Oil Belt Tourney Blythevlllr's E. B. Gee, Jr.. corded a fivc-over-par 76 at El Dorado yesterday to qualify for the championship flight in the 28th annual Oil Belt Golf Tournament. First round piny at the El Dorado Golf and Country Club begins tndny with the University of Arkansas shotm.'ikor pnlred with Howie Johnson of Houston, Tex., who fired an even-par 71 in qualifying. The match play tournament continues tomorrow with semi-finals and finals set for Monday. Whitey Locknwn of the New York Slants hit a horns run his first .ime at bat in the majors on Julv 5 D45. lursing a bitter brudge ever since. The men's bout will be for 90 linutes and the" women's for one- our. 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