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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 11, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 1953 Chicks-Osceola Tonight; Missco Gridders Kick-Off Chicks Take No Chances; Practice Hard For Opener One of Mississippi County's oldest football rivalries will be renewed tonight when Blytheville and Osceola usher in the 1953 grid season at Haley Field. Kickoff time is 8 o'clock. Although Blytheville Is an established favorite, there has been no lack of seriousness on the part of the Chicks In prepping for their opener. Head Coach Russell Mosley and Assistant Bill Stancil have just completed one of the most rigorous preseason conditioning sessions in Chickasaw history. In spite of all the rough work, the Chicks will take the field tonight with only one regular sidelined by injuries — center Leon Prjvett, who may get to see action although being hampered by an injured shoulder. Osceola'! head man, Bill Beal, has not been so fortunate. Two Seminoles Out Several weeks ago, Buck Alexander, veteran guard, underwent an appendectomy. Last Friday, Gerry Burns, first string center, dislocated * knee. Alexander Is expected to return In a few weeks. Burns is out indefinitely. Chickasaw game captains, who uiill be appointed before each contest this year, will be Kelly Jones, senior guard, and Charles Bay Hall, senior end. Mosley said the Chicks will not elect captains until the season's •nd. Osceola's elected co-captains for the season are Russ Thomason and Donnie Dunn. Dunn, a 179-pound, pile-driving halfback, is rated one of the outstanding ball carriers of eastern Arkansas. He led Osceola In almost every offensive department last year. Now a senior, the husky Seml- nole appears headed for his top year of a brilliant career. Workhorse Thomason is seal's workhorse. He began the season at halfback, but Burns' injury forced Beal to mov« Dowell Harlan from tackle to center. Thomason was put into Harlan'a tackle slot, a position he (llled on occasion last year. Tonight's Seminole lineup, beginning with left end and working to right end: Larry Hulsey, Ten Nunley, Paul Coble, Harlan, MUrrell Warhurst, Thomason and Ken Cole. Joining Dunn In the backfield will be Wade Rogers at quarter, Bobby Stillwell and Dunn at halfbacks and Don Shoemake at full. For the most part, the gold-clad Seminoles will field a relatively light team. Nunley, at 243 pounds, is the largest of the group. Thomason at 165, Dunn and Cole are the only others listed above the 160 mark. Beal, in his first year as head man, has installed the split-T, which he figures to use exclusively. Chicks Balanced Blythevllle's hopes for victory will rest with one of the best balanced clubs In Chickasaw history with no single threat looming very large. The line is pretty solid all the way down and will average, unoffi cially, about 175 pounds. The back field starters figure to w e I g h - 11 some five pounds lighter. Probable Chick starters are Hall and Billy Gllbow, at ends; John Fong and Allen Shanks, at tackles; Billy Michaels and Jones, at guards; Dnnny Cobb at center. Bob (Bed) Chlldress will open at blocking back. He'll have Tommy Mosley and Danny Edgmon at t h e halves and Kenneth Fisher at fullback. Good weather, opening game enthusiasm and the proximity of the two towns may mean that Haley Field tonight will hold one of its largest crowds In recent years. Keiser Wins Over Shawnee 26 to 20 The Keiser Yellowjackets got up a head of steam and tramped the Shawnee Indians 26-20 in the first game of the Missco High School football season last night. The game which drew a full grandstand, was one to be remembered. Anything that could happen, did happen. First one team scored then the other. The teams were very well balanced against each other. The game which was played at Wilson because the Kiser grid wns not in shape yet. opened with Shawnee kicking off to Keiser. The ball was returned 45 yards. on the first play from scrimmage, Bobby .Dlxon, Yellowjacket right end, took the ball around right end for a fast dash across the goal line- The extra point was missed. When Shawnee toolc the ball on the next kick and returned it 18 yds. the play was set up for Brewer to send a bullet pass across the goal to Harrison, tying the score. Brewer quarter back, then passed to Bowen for the extra point. During the second quarter Keiser had the ball on Shawnee's 55 yard line when Dixon again used the right end play to run 36 yards for another touchdown- A pass from Wilbanks to Cochran made the extra point. The two teams battled up and down the field for most of the game and Keiser led at the half 14 to -13. A penalty called against Shawnee took one score from them when a touchdown made by Harrison on a pass from Brewer was called back. Dixon passed and Brewer intercepted to take the ball 18 yards for another gcore for Shawnee. The boys on both teams were really fired up and the fans -got their moneys worth. When the curtain iell on the last minutes of the game the crowd was remembering the line plunge thnt took David Wilbanks over for another touchdown for the Yellow- jackets. The final score when the .clouds lifted from the hot battle was 26 to 20 In favor of Reiser. Slmwnee Pns. Keiser Bowen LE Crafton Rogers LT Stevenson Soeck LG Pascur Gwaltney C Ashley Samon HO McGinnis Bagley RT Tate Wilson RE Cockerham Brewer QB D. Wilbanks Harrison HB Dlxon Battle HB Brock Sulcer FB Smith Substitutes for Shawnee were, Collomp. Seymour, Larue, Shannon, and Starling. Substitutes for Keiser were: Russell, Petty, Womnck, Spain, Graham, Paulk, Gadberry. The officials for the game were: Stobaugh, Stotts, Trammell, and Lynch, High School Football HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THURSDAY St. Anne's of Fort Smith 34, Dardanelle 0 Newport 12, Bald Knob 6 Searcy 27, Augusta 7 Dermott 13, Gould 6 Fort Smith "B" 18, Clarskville 12 Bearden 32, Prescott 14 Clinton 32, Conway "B" 19 North Little Rock 20, Subiaco 0 Little Rock "B" 7. Harrison 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Washington—Lemon (19-13) vs. Shea (11-6) Detroit at New York—Gray (8-14) vs. Reynolds (11-6) Chicago at Philadelphia—Trucks (18-8) vs. Martin (10-10) St. Louis at Boston—Plllette (511) vs. Nixon (4-6) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION •onthtrn AtsocUtlon pliyofli Best of seven Nashville at Atlanta. . Memphis it Birmingham "Sliding" Cold On a cold winter night, a few hundred feet of altitude on a hillside may make a difference of ten degrees in the temperature. Cold air .slides down hill on a cold, still night. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Boston—Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 130. Hartford, outpointed George Newark, N. J.—Joe Serafini, 157\2, Newark, outpointed Birdie Loffa, 15S', 2 , Elizabeth, 8. Detroit — Kenny Lane, 135. Mns- kegon. Mich., outpointed Eddie Crawford, 129'/ 4 , Akron, 0., 6. Chick Co-Captains for tonight . . . Charles Ray Hall and Kelly Jones. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn .... 57 43 .603 Milwaukee ..84 56 .600 13 St. Louis .... 76 Philadelphia . 76 62 .551 20 63 .547 20!/ 2 75 .464 32 80 .429 37 82 .406 40 Pittsburgh ... 44 07 .312 63 >/ 2 New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago 65 BO 66 AMEIUCAN LEAGUE New York . Cleveland . Chicago ... Boston Washington Detroil Philndclphls St. Louis ... Won Lost 1'ct. Behind 92 44 .677 84 56 .600 10 80 77 70 54 , 53 411 .571 .546 .504 .383 .379 .348 14 17',i 23!/ 2 4014 41 451' 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS all best of seven series Atlanta T, Nashville 3 (Best-ot- tled. 1-1) " L Birmingham-1Z, Memphis 6 (series tied, 1-1) Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn 5 (11 innings) SI. Louis 1, New York 6 Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Now York 1," Chtcogo 0 Boston 14, Cleveland 4 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 12. Memphis 6 Best-of-seven tied 1-1 Atlaita 7. Nashville 3 (Besl-of- seven tied 1-1) Today's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Milwaukee—Meyer (14-5) vs. Burdette (14-4) Pittsburgh nt St. Louis—Waugh (3-3) vs. Mizell (12-8) New York at Chicago—Gomez (13-8) vs. Rush (8-13) Philadelphia nt Cincinnati—Roberts (21-13) vs. Perkowskt tll-9) or Rnffensberger (7-12) Spiders do not allow dew to remain on their webs for long. They pluck at the foundation lines and set the web to vibrating, which shakes off the dew. SW Conference Preps For Tough Schedule By HAROLD V. RATUFF DALLAS (AP) — Sc.-.thwest Conference football squads wind up the second week of training looking tolward one of the toughest intersectional schedules the league ever attempted. However, major interest in on who's going to win the conference championship. Burdette vs. Marion, Caruthersville Gets Portageville Tonight Although Mississippi County's grid spotlight will be on Haley Field tonight when Blytheville and Osceola start mixing it after a long lay-off, several other games in the Blytheville area are on tap as the grid season gets into full swing. Rams Play Eagles Saturday In Little Rock Game They Have Lost Only One Game Each This Season Rice, blessed with a senior team, is the choice over defending champion Texas. , Texas complaints'of inexperience although there are 22 lettermen In the ranks of the Longhorns. It's certain positions where the greenness comes, however, especially at Boy/or Has 21 Hot Returns WACO, Tex. (AP) — Baylor's colorful 1952 football team scored 27 touchdowns. The speedy players who made 21 of them are back getting ready for Baylor's Sept. 19 opener against California at Berkely. That Just might be the tlpoff that crowd-pleasing Baylor, which has averaged 20.5 points In Its last 30 games, plans to go right on making those touchdowns despite some predictions that the return of non-platoon football will bring dull, lowscoring games. Maybe the fellows who made .hose predictions never heard of Baylor's "Fearsome Foursome" (Francis Davidson. L G. Dupre, Allen Jones and Jerry Coody) and Charley Smith, best sophomore pass-catcher in the conference last season. Last season, Dupre dashed for nine touch downs, averaged 5.7 yards per carry and amassed more than 300 additional yards on punt and kickoff returns. Coody crunched for a 4.2 average, scored four times and set up several touchdowns with nifty punt and kickoff runbacks. Allen Jones, the swift fullback, averaged 5.9 yards and scored twice. Davidson scored three times, handled all the punting and r»ost of the passing. Smith caught 21 passes for 370 yards. Nor will they be handicapped by two-way play. Davidson was one of the league's best defenders last season. Against Southern Methodist, he played three downs on defense and swiped two Mustang passes. Cody's defensive work was the talk of Baylor's spring drills. Jones and Dupre are coming along nicely on defense, too. The Bruins figure to get standing tackle play from out Bob Knowles, all-conference last year, and James Hay Smith. Their replacements are promising sophs Bill Green of Temple and Clyde Letbetter of Conroe. Centers Jimmy Taylor of Clyde and Bob Hilton of Port Worth. Backs Weldon Holley of Odessa and Tom Anderson of St. Louis and End Excell Amyett of Fort Worth are other top sophomores. Baylor has only 17 lettermen, fewer than nine of its 10 opponents, quarterback and center. Baylor Is the third ranking team in the eyes of the writers and the Bears probably are the most potent offensive outfit in the league. There are some votes for Southern Methodist with a senior team, a new coach and a new system. Chalmer Woodard has come from McPherson College of Kansas to replace Rusty Russell. Woodard has installed the T in this hitherto single wlngback stronghold. Texas A & M, Arkansas and Texas Christian are relegated to the second division although there Is plenty of experience in these three By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK Iff} — The Los An geles Rams and the Philadelphia' Eagles may well give Arkansas fans a preview of the National Football League's 1953 championship playoff tomorrow night. They'll square off here Is War Memorial Stadium's annual pro exhibition—an attraction that In three of the last four years has featured the team that was to win the NFL title by Christmas. The setting is right for this year's game to do the same. The combatants both finished second in their divisions last season and entered this year's exhibition grind strengthened over 1952 and favor- champion Detroit Lions, for the crown. Coming to Little Rock, the Rams and the Eagles have lost only one game each. In previous meetings here, a 24-24 tie in 1949 and a 31-26 Ram victory in 1951, it has been a case of Los Angeles passing against the Eagle's powerful running game, vamped considerably this year, The arch-rivals have been re- howevcr. The Rams still have their great forward passer, Norm Van Brocklin, but they also have molded a strong rushing attack to go with their aerials. To develop his current ground —* Burdette, with Coach Harold Stockton at the helm lor the first time, will show fans its new split-T formation which Stockton used with such success as Blytheville Junior High coach. The Pirates will be entertaining Marion at the Burdette field tonight. Lepuito vs. Wilson Lepanto goes to Wilson tonight to provide the second high school game in as many nights at that south Mississippi County town. Shawnee and Keiser opened up there last night with Keiser taking a thrilling 26-20 victory. The game was a home game tor Keiser but was shifted to Wilson because Reiser's field is not in top shape just yet. Up In southeast Missouri, Caruthersville's Tigers, with high hopes, tangle with Portageville, last year one of the top teams in the sector. Coach Don Ditsler of Caruthers- vllle has completed three weeks o! tough practice with his gridders and has a number of first-stringers returning to his backfield. Starting backs are to Includs Hughes, McGill, Cravens and Bartholomew. Other starters are Abernathy and Castleberry at ends. Grigory and Jordon at tackles, Green and Willis at guards and Moody at center. but will not have a. depth problem if players converted to new positions and several sophomores and squadmen come through. Only time will tell whether Coody and other placement kickers can replace the amazing Cosimo Brocato, whose accurate toe brought Baylor three victories and three ties the past two seasons. Coody plunked 5-for-5 in the spring game. Sauer has been pleased With practically everything that has happened in Baylor's training camp thus far. The Bears once more are loaded with spirit and desire; they have no overweight players and there were only a scattering of minor wounds in the early drills. "I believe Texas and Rice are the teams to beat," said Sauer, "But I'm encouraged over our chances." Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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If you want (ojsell your City Property or farm land, list with us, we have buyers for properly where the price is reasonable. "All That's Good in Insurance" W.M. Bums, Realtor-Insurer camps. Sept. 19 Texas nieets Louisiana State at Baton Rouge, Baylor goes to Berkeley to engage California, Texas'" A M jousts with Kentucky at Lexington, Rice entertains Florida at Houston and Texas Chr tian Oklahoma A & M at Little Rock, while souinern Methodist waits until Oct. 3 to battle Georgia Tech at Atlanta, Probably the outstanding prospect for national stardom in the conference is Jerry (Parson) Coody Baylor's Baptist preacher who plays a terrific halfback. But Southern Methodist's Jerry Norton, a true triple - treater; Texas' Billy Quinn, DicK Chapman, the giant Rice tackle; Carlton Massey, Texas' end and Morgan. Williams, Tex> as, Christian guard, are major All- American contenders. punch, Ram Coach Hampton Pool shifted fullback Paul Younger— who aptly bears the nicknama 'Tank"—from defense to offense. Halfback Brad Myers, a rookie from Bucknell, also has added, punch to the Los Angeles offense, as has another first-year ball carrier — Tom McCormicfc. McCormick, from the College of the Pacific, is threatening to beat veterans Glen Davis and V. T. Smitti out of a half backing job. Still oh the receiving end of Van Brocklin's tosses are those record- breaking ends, Tom Fears and Elroy Hirsch. The Eagles have a seasoned combination of Brian Burk, the ex-Baylor star, to Pete Pihos and Bobby Walston. Their veteran power runners—Steve Van Buren, Frank Ziegler and Jim Parmer—have help aplenty from rookies like Larry chiodettl of Alabama and Al Conway of William and Jewell, the nation's leading scorer last year. Both clubs likewise seem to have strengthened their lines. Among the Eagle rookies up front are end Ted Vaught from TCU and guard John Michels ol Tennessee. Newcomers to the Ram line include tackle Bud McPadin of Texas, and guards Bob Pry of Kentucky and Frank James of Houston. A crowd of close to 20.000 is expected )for the scrap. Kickoff time will be 8 p.m. Added comfort you can't get in an ordinary shoe Widths A-B-C-D-E-EE Sizes 6-12 Gel into this smart new moccasin blucher as soon as' possible and discover a new measure of walking pleasure! The added comfort comes from Jarman's easy-going, . hand-Hexed sole and cushion tread rubber heel. YOUR FRIENDIY SHOI STORI

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