The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 14, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 1958 Notre Dame's Sophs Make Her Hot Choice By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame could have a great football learn in This fall, with reserve strength geared to sophomores, it will have ,1 good one. Coach Frank Leahy has veterans for every position and backing them up are some of the finest sophomore prospects since the war. None of the newcomers is likely to win starting assignments by the time Notre Dame opens its 10-game schedule at Oklahoma Sept. 26. But there is enough pressure from them to keep the lettermen constantly on their toes and before the season progresses too far, some of the fledglings are liable to bloom Into regulars. Vet Backfield A veteran backtield is huhbed by All-America right halfback John er- 1954 Press Likes Irish, Spartans and Tech NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame will complete its climb back to the top of the national collegiate football rankings this year in the opinion of the 171 sportswriters and broadcasters participating in the Associated Press' an- former. At left half is Joe Heap, « fast bundle and good pass-catcher. Bulldozing Neil Worden is a fixture at fullback.. Ralph Gugllelmi, a junior, is the No. 1 quarterback choice. Right behind Lattner are sophomores Dick Washington, fast, hard- driving 200-pound Negro from Van- derbllt, Pa., and Dick Keller, 180, Toledo, an elusive, slicing type of back. One of the rookie prizes is quarterback Don Schaefer, 5-11, 185, from Pittsburgh—a good long nnd short passer, breakaway runner and fins defensive man. "You should hear much about Schaefer, probably next year," says Leahy. "Like all of our sophomores, he needs a lot of coaching. "I wish we had a schedule that would permit the use of the so-call •shock troops' of (knute) Rockne's time. If we had some easy games at the start, we could send in a team of sophomores and have them get needed experience to use later on as 'shock troops'." "But we open our schedule against Oklahoma, then follow Purdue, Pittsburgh arid Georgia Tech. "Thus, we are not in a position to tike an early chance with untested sophomores." ihed thn third rung of the standings in the final poll of 1952 af.ter being shut out the two previous seasons, were voted by a wide margin as the team most likely to succeed. They received 84 first place votes and a total of 1,668 on the basis of 10 for first, nine for second and etc. UCI.A Fourth Michigan State, 1952 champion, dropped back' to second with 24 first place votes and a total of 1,305. Georgia Tech, runner-up to the Spartans last year, was placed at the top by the same number of voters and finished a close third with 1,128. UCLA followed with 12 first and a total of 1,065 (or a position two places higher than in the 1952 final poll. Alabama rose from ninth to fifth with 966 points. Then came Oklahoma, fourth last year, with 672; Ohio State with 666, Southern California with 165, Maryland 143 mrt Duke with 86. Alabama received 18 first place votes, Oklahoma and Ohio State 3 each. Maryland 1 and Duke 2, Busch Invites Korean POW's ST. LOUIS (#>! — Korean veterans who- were Communist prisoners of war can have St. Louis Cardinal passes for the rest of 1953 and all of 1954 just for the asking, August A. Busch Jr.. president of the ball club, said today. . Passes for the rest of this year's home games are' available now. Passes for next year will be available in the spring. Busch asked that the repatriated prisoners give their name, address, serial number and military unit in which they served when writing. UNIVERSITY, Miss. — Ole Miss list fall went through 10 regulnr- gcason engagements and the Sugar Bowl game without having a punt blocked, the first time that development has developed in a number of Mason*- RedbirdBats Flame Hot Against Phils By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals simplified lefthander Harvey Haddix's job Sunday as they romped over the Philadelphia Phils, 17-3. strengthening their hold on the National Lea- gun's third place. The 10-hlt performance was the best of the year for the Redblrds, now 2 J .£ games ahead of the fourth place Phillies. The Cards showed their Intentions early as a walk to Reel Schoendienst. double by Stan Musial, pass to Ray Jablonski, a twin steal by Musial and! and Bllko's two-bagger produced three first-inning runs. Two more tans in the third frame proved to be enough foi' victory but they held successful batting practices in the fifth nnd eighth Inn- ea ' t ]~' to TelF if hc''il "be" ready for ings with six runs each time. Bllko hit his 21st home run, two doubles and a single to lead the St. Louis batters. Slaughter's throe singles and two long files drnvn in four runs •— tops in that department. Haddix gave up five hits nnd three walks In posting his 18th victory of the season. In Philadelphia' the Browns failed to advance in their attempt to get out of the American League cellar splitting a doublftheader with the Athletics, a 5-2 victory in the 'irst game and 2-0 loss in the night cap. 'I'm Ready/ Red Tells Mosley "I'll be rendy Friday night.'* That's what Red Children, rangy Chickasaw blocking back, told Coach Russell Mosley from his hospital bed in Memphis yesterday. Red sustained a fractured cheekbone and jaw In Friday night's game with Osceola. Mosley said the popular Childrcss Is in good spirits and Is recovering rapidly. At any rate he won't be ready to go against North Little Rock, the "big" one, come Friday, tn spite of his optimistic prediction, Two other Chicks may miss North Little Rock. Tommy Mosley. highflying halback, cracked a rib in the first quarter Friday night. His brother-coach said it is too the Wildcats. Chuck Langs ton, promising re serve tackle, wrenched a knee against Osccola and definitely won't play Friday, GET THE POINT?—Nellie Fox pointed past Paul Richards and Sherman Lollar of the White' Sox telling John Stevens that Al Rosen's 38th home run looked foul at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, but the Indian slugger's long smash stood. (NEA) Praise for Bums Irks Stengel; Tebbets Good Bet for Indian Chief UNIVERSITY, Miss. — Ole Miss backfield coach Junle Hovlous packed Just 128 pounds when he enrolled as a Rebel freshman in 1938. He carried 153 pounds as a senior, was All-Southeastern at left half In 1940-41, fl member of thCiten- ycnr AlhSoutheastern (1933-43) eleven. .----.--:-. Woodard Likes SMU Chances (Tills is another tn a scries dlscussine Southwest Conference football prospects.) DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — The .average coach facing a schedule whibh sends his team against Georgia Tech in the opening contest and Notre Dame in the final with eight'other touches in between might view the approaching football season with misgivings. But such is not the case with Chalmer Woodard of Southern Methodist. Woody, ',vho came to SMU last spring from tiny McPhevson College of Kansas, will get his introduction to major college fool- ball when he takes his team to Atlanta for a game with Georgia Tech Ocf. 3. Throughout spring training, during-a. summer of countless speaking engagements, and since fall training opened, Woody has appeared to get more fun and enjoyment from football than any one else. Never has he lost his patience or been upset by any mlsplay on the part of the Mustangs on the field or by any happening off Duane Nutt and the other quarter-1 gainer for SMU to 11 of the 20 backs develop not only in their ball handling but in their choice of plays. Good Runners "We have some excellent ball- carriers with, such boys as Jerry Norton, Prank Eidom, Don Miller, Don Mcllhenny, Roy Pace and others and believe we will offer a balanced attack." The coach said it has been easier for the backs to learn their assignments than for the linemen to grnsp their blocking patterns. There is plenty of experience on the Southern Methodist squad the field. Methodist followers thus j There are 21 lettermen, 12 of whom are predicting that he will be one! are seniors. of the coolest coaches ever to di- j Key man of the backfield is the rect a Southwest Conference team j versatile Norton, a real triple- in an Important game. I threater. He \vn.s the top ground After putting more than six full teams through their workouts, Woody expressed confidence that they wuld five a good account of themselves. "I realize we are under a handicap this fall because our boys are learning a new system and because several members of the coaching staff are not too familiar with the abilities of the various players," Woodard said. "But the boys reported In excellent physical and mental condition and are working hard. They ore showing distinct progress in mastering the intricacies of the T and split T formations, and while they can not opening game, I think they will play Georgia Tech an interesting game." Much of SMU's success, Woodard added, will depend upon the speed with which Sammy Stollenwevck, Read Courier Newa Classified Ads. games played In 1D51 and 1962, he ranked fourth among the nation's punters both years with averages of 41.8 and 41,2 yards. If Southern Methodist was playing a game today, Woodard would start Doyle Nix and Alex Litovkln at ends, Jack Gunlock and Lou Miller at tackles, Jerry Clem and Darrell Lafltte at guards, Don Cole at center, Stollenwerok at quarterback, Norton and Pace at halfbacks and Don Miller at fullback. Ounlock and Pace were double- duty men last season; Litovkln, Clem and Cole played only on defense and Lou Miller, Lafitte, Nor. ton, Stollemverck and £on Miller played only on offense. (Tomorrow: Arkansas) By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Duke Snider, fleet Brooklyn center- "ielder, is taking a gentle rib- Ding f r o m his teammates about the amount of ground IB has to cover since two converted infielders, Jackie iobinson and Gil Hodges, were installed on his right and eft. His ordeal is being com )ared to that of the Chicago "ubs cenlerfielder Frank 3aumholtz who must risk life ?ml limb between those two amed lead-foots, Hank Saner and Ralph Kiner. Casey Stengel is beginning to get ouchy about all the hlfalutin' iralse being heaped upon the Dod- ;ers these days, the latest being he considered opinion of. Diz?y Dean that they would distance the Yankees by 15 games if they layed in the same league, "I can't ee that they're any different than tiey were last year," the old cover ioy growls. "We may fool a few teople." . . . Joe Louis, here brief- y as advance huckster for the novle. "The Joe Louis Story," Uributed Ezzard Charles' successive defeats by Nino Valdes and Harold Johnson to acute disappointment over his failure to land a title bout with Rocky Marciano. Eagle Rebuilding Now Is Paying Off LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The rebuilding program begun by the Philadelphia Eagles when their 1948-49 warhorses grew too old now appears ready to pay off. A hot tip here says that if A] Lopez resigns as Cleveland pilot next season he will be succeeded by Birdie Tebbets, currently managing the Indians farm at Indianapolis. That might stir up some interest In the American League race, as the former catcher has a long-standing feud with Stengel, dating from an all-star game some years back. He and the Yank boss engaged in a spectacular cussing duel out at Tucson three springs ago, fortunately before the spectators had begun to arrive for an exhibition game. The loth annual edition of Pudge Heffelfinger's "Football Pacts" has this comment on the return to two. way player operation, the kind they played when Pudge was taking entire teams apart as a Yale guard: "In compensation for this minor loss <of technical perfection) spectators once again will be able to recognize and appreciate players as rounded athletic, .personalities. Under the two-platoon system the player was more or less an anonymous pawn shuttled about in bewildering fashion on the board of strategy. Strong teams will remain strong and weak teams weak though possibly not as hopelessly so, where quantity rather than quality of talent was Uie short- corn ing." The "revolutionary" decision of the tennis rulers to permit em- ployes of sporting goods firms to play in amateur events after they reach tlft age of 21 will not help this country raise more and better voung players to compete against Ihe Australians, who have no age minimum. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 14 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c TAG MATCH We were unable to hook the five-man wrestle royal as night and instead we bonked this top-notch tag 1 match. FRED BLASSIE & LEE FIELDS vs. CHARLEY KEENE & EDDIE MALONE was announced last Monday Two On* Fall Matches BLASSIE vs. MALONE and FIELDS vs. KEENE In turning back the Los Angeles Rams 28-17 in an exhibition game here Saturday night,, the Eagles showed their greatest strength nee their two straight title years and justified their support as one the National Football League's favorites of '53. The faces were different—only seven members of the '49 champs still wear Eagle uniforms, but many other ways It looks like old times for the Philly gridders.~ They whipped the highly touted Rams with a bruising ground game that spearheaded a pair of 73-yard touchdown drives and a rugged defense that didn't yield a first down until just before halftime. It was Jie defense that broke the Rams' 3ack, recovering a fumble on the Jos Angeles 13 to set up -the third Eagle score and grabbing a stray Ram pass for the fourth. Those two tallies followed one of the Eagles' long touchdown marches in a rapid-fire third quarter scoring spree. Ten Runners Ten backs, led by Frank Ziegler, Don Stevens, John Brewer, Jerry Williams, Toy Ledbetter and John Huzvar. shared in netting 242 yards rushing for the Eagles. Philadelphia quarterback Adrian Burk, never forced to throw in desperation, picked his spots and completed eight of 16 passes for 82 yards. One of his tosses, a 25-yard- er, connected with end Bobby Walston for the first Eagle touchdown. A 20-yarder to Pete Pihos set up another score, which Burk made himself on a snealc through the mid- die,, A short stab by Ledbetter capped the second Philadelphia drive, and linebacker Jim Farmer got into the scoring column with a 13-yard jaunt after his Interception. Rams In Air With the Rams running attack held to 64 yards, Norm Van Brock- lln took to the air 29 times, completing 13 for 196 yards and providing some of the game's finest thrills. The Los Angeles quarter- back completed five in a row to cover 70 yards in the third quarter hitting end Tom Fears for 14 yards and a touchdown on the last one His passing also paved the way for a 4-yard scoring plunge by Dan Towler and for a 7-yard second' quarter Held goal by Ben Agajanian. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn Milwaukee .. St. Louis — Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh .. .685 .597 .553 ,535 .458 .438 .418 .317 121.4 19 21 "2 321,2 35',i 38 53 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... 94 45 .676 Cleveland ... 64 59 .581 12 Chicago 82 61 .573 14 Boston 79 65 .549 17)4 Washington ..72 71 .503 24 Detroit 57 88 .393 40 Philadelphia . 54 90 .375 42)4 95 .352 46 St. Louis 51 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Today's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago—Moore (00) vs Klippstein (8-11) Philadelphia at St. Louis—(night) —Lindell (5-17) vs Mizell (13-8) Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at New York—Wyrm (17-12) vs Ford (17-5) Chicago at Boston—Johnson (2-4) vs Henry (4-4) Detroit at Washington—(Night)— Branca (4-5) vs Stobbs (10-8) Only games scheduled. SALES POSITION Sears Roebuck and Co. Sears has openings for ambitious men interested in a selling career. These positions offer all employe benefits and career advantages, which include profit sharing and paid vacations. Draw and commission method of compensation assures excellent earnings to aggres- Experience desirable, but not necessary. Applicants must have a car, but out-of-town traveling not required. If you are between 23 and 38, in good health, and have a high school education, you are invited to apply in person (o Mr. H. L. Bailey at the Scars Catalog Sales .Office, 217 W. Main Street, Blytheville, Ark., on Thursday and Friday, Scpl. 17th and 18th between the hours of 9 and 5. Today Is V-Day For The Yanks By JOE KEICHLER AP Sports Writer Today is V-Day for Manager Casey Stengel and his New York Yankees. V stands for five, the record number of consecutive pennants Stengel and his Yankees are certain of winning} a feat never accomplished before by club or rnanager. The world champions reduced* — — ' their "magic number" to two by defeating the Cleveland Indians, 6-3 on amazing Johnny Mize's pinch hit home run with two mates aboard in the eighth Inning. The triumph boosted the Yank lead over Che Tribe to 12 games. Two is the combination number of Yankee victories and—or Indian defeats needed to gain New York's fifth straight pennant. As the Yankees and Indians were to clash again this afternoon, a New York victory would eliminate the Tribe from any mathematical possibility of overtaking the Yankees. Sox Out The Chicago White Sox officially faded out of the pennant race yesterday losing 7-6 to the Red Sox in Boston. In other American League games, Detroit solidified its hold on sixth place, sweeping both ends of a doubieheader from Washington 10-4 and 6-4 while St. Louis and Philadelphia divided their doubieheader. The Browns spoiled rookie right hander Bob Trice's major league debut, defeating the Philadelphia Negro 5-2 in the open- jr. The A's won the second 2-0. In the National League Chicago's seventh place Cubs extended their winning streak to nine straight defeating the champion Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 In 10 Innings. The St. Louis Cardinals rolled up 19 hits crushing the Philadelphia Phillies 17-3 for Harvey Haddix' 18th triumph. Warren Spahn won his 20th as Milwaukee split a doublehead,er with the New York Giants. Joe Adcock's 18th homer with a man on base enabled Spahn to win a 2-1 hurling duel from Larry Jansen in the opener. Five unearned runs in the fourth inning gave Marv Grissom and the Giants a 7-4 victory. After Pittsburgh's Paul Lapalme pitched a seven-hit 5-4 triumph in the opener, Cincinnati won the second game 8-6. Fred Blassie Is Booked On Mat Card Fred Blassie, a top television wrestling performer, will make his 1 initial appearance before a Blyihe- ville crowd tonight when he pinch- hits for Farmer Jones on the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Blassie was booked Saturday to replace Jones in a tag match. He is scheduled to team with Lee Fields against Eddie Malone and Charley Keene. Jones had to cancel his booking here due to a conflict in dates. The star-studded tag bout was lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney when plans for a five-man wrestle royal fell through. Meroney originally had planned the five-man bout but had to cancel his plans when he could not get enough top-rate wrestlers to fill the card. Blassie has headlined cards in Memphis and St. Louis on numerous occasions and has been seen . 1 here in several televised bouts orig- • mating in both Memphis and Chicago. In addition to the main event, two one-fall preliminary bouts are also tin the card with Blassie scheduled to meet Malona and Fielfls taking on Keene. UNIVERSITY, MiSS. — of the seven All-American football players developed at Mississippi schools, Ole Miss has produced six. Last Tourney For Wesrland OKLAHOMA CITY (/P)v-Rep. Jacfe Westland, who holds the distinction of being the oldest golfer ever to win the U, S. Amateur championship and the only member ot Congress ever to hold the title, doubts that he ever will try to win it again after this year. 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND • ALSO 90 PROOF "P| GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY" YEUOWSTONE; INC., IOUISVIUE i, KENTUCKY You pay as low as fora New '53 BUICK delivered locally! It's the highest-powered SpECIAt in Buick history. It's 6-passenger roomy and luxuriously fitted. 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