The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 16, 1953 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 16, 1953
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, II Grim Chickasaws Work For North Little Rock Injuries Lessen Backfield Power Blytheville's Chickasaws yesterday grimly went about their task of preparing for Friday night's engagement with North Little Rock. Three key backs seem almost sure to miss 1953's most important game. Definitely out is Red Childress, the big and powerful blocking back. Hobbling about during yesterday s workout was Bobby Jones, capable sophomore, who is Childress' understudy. Childress was brought home from Memphis' Baptist Hospital yesterday. " Out for a little running, but with no equipment on was Tommy Masley regular left halfback and the Chicks' main ground threat who is nursing a cracked rib. With one shoulder well-taped, Leon Pvivett participated In yesterday's drills which contained practically no heavy contact work. Indications are that Privett will play Friday night. Missing from workouts, too, was reserve tackle Chuck Langston, who has''a bad knee. All in all, a rather gloomy picture. But Coach Eussell Mosley and his aide. Bill Stancil, wasted no time in bemoaning these losses. Those Intangibles They got right to worn with the remaining personnel, banking a loi on team spirit, desire and hustle to overcome some of these shortcomings as it has on occasion in the past. Childress, Mosley and Jones represent the Chicks' main passing threats. Jones has a deep-seated bruise o" a thigh muscle. Chances are he'll see some action Friday night. Mosley is okay except for his rib. A final decision on his playing condition probably won't be forthcoming until Friday. Meanwhile. Charles (Bug) Ab bott, a husky and willing sophomore, is giving the quarterback Blot an earnest trial . . . and Freddie Akers and Kenneth Fisher are getting their passing arms unlimbered. Akers, the elusive sophomore, will probably step into Mosley's left half slot, with either Danny Edgmon or Ralph Snyder at the other halfback and Fisher at fullback.. That will give the Tribe good running power, but overall offensive smoothness will depend largely on whether Jones plays or how well Abbott can learn the quarterback-blocking back role in just one..week. Weighing-in around 165-170 pounds, Abbott has powerful legs and has shown good power in blocking. No Rough Stuff Mosley said yesterday he plans no full-scale scrimmages or any other rougn stuff for the Chicks. In the rear of the new high school building yesterday. Junior Coach Billy Wayne McFarland was putting the finishing touches on his Papooses, who begin ineir season tomorrow night. The Paps journey to Keiser to take on the junior Yellow Jackets. Scrimmaging against the high school B team yesterday, the Paps put on quite a defensive show. Coach Jimmy Fis.ier's Bees, who are just getting organised, couldn't aent the hard-working' Papoose line. The Bees also have an engagement this week, meeting Lepanto in that Poinsett County town Friday night. McFarland. usually pessimistic about his green material, scarcely could hide his satisfaction with the defensive performance of his crew. "They've come a long way since we first started in August," he smiled. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn Milwaukee .. St. Louis Philadelphia , New York ... Cincinnati ... Chicago Pittsburgh .. Won Lost Pet. Behind 46 59' 65 C6 79 81 83 90 .683 .503 .545 .542 .455 .441 .420 .322 13 20 20',i 33 35 38 52'..;, AMERICAN LEAGUE Duke, Maryland Class of Atlantic By ROBERT MOORE RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new football era begins this season in the land of tobacco, cotton and peanuts. It will be the first campaign^ . T vs. S-Wing Battle Saturday Nebraska-Oregon Game Will Be Televised New York .. Cleveland ... Chicago Boston Washington . Detroit Philadelphia St. Louis Won Lost Pel. Behind 95 46 .674 85 8<l 79 73 57 54 51 .580 .579 .641 .507 .31)0 .375 .352 12 13 18'i 23 !i 40'.i 421, 2 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at St. Louis—Roe (11-2) vs; Staley (16-8.1 New York at Cincinnati—Koslo (5-12) vs. Perkowski (12-0) . Philadelphia at Chicago—Miller 7-7) vs. Pellet (6-7) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee—Face 6-7) vs. Buhl (12-8) AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Washington—Trucks High I (19-0) vs. Mnrrero (1-7) first since the Southern Conference spl up. Ten .schools were left behin and will continue U> operate undc the same name. The other seve seceded, to form their own circu —The Atlantic Coast Conferenc The Atlantic Coast .Conferenc has two great gridiron powers i Maryland's Terps and Duke's Blu Devils. The Terps, coached by Big Jinf Tatum, appear a cinch to do well as last year when they wo seven and lost only to Mississlp] and Alabama. They have Bern! Faloney and other outstandln backs to go with a husky, stron line. Duke Strong Duke could go unbeaten. Th Blue Devils really have class-sea onecl veterans across the line an tested backs. Wake Forest likely will have fair offense hut a questionable de lense. North Carolina and Clen son are both in the process of re building. South Carolina might b regarded a dark-horse. North Car olinn State likely won't better Ik 3-7 record of 1052. West Virginia's Mountaineers ar the only team left In the Soutr ern which might stand its groun with the leaders in the Atlanti Coast. Coach Art (Pappy) Lewi : ias 37 lettermen back, Includin Ben Dunkerley, second team Al America tackle last year. The Southern circuit has two oth cr schools which have come aloni npiclly the last couple of years in Virginia Tech and George Wash ngton. Tech hns an abundance of back field depth and a first-rate for Ward wall although the line doe not have much reserve strength George Washington, coached by Bo Sherman, has two good teams In fact. Sherman Isn't positive which is the first team and which is the second. William and Mary and Richmond are teams to be watched. With little luck, either could press Tecl and Georgo Washington for seconi or third place. ' After these five clubs, there Isn 1 much choice between Virginia Mill tary, Davidson, Washington and Lee, Furman and the Citadel. Detroit at Boston—dray (8-14) vs Nixon (4-7) Cleveland at Philadelphia—Fcllei (8-0) vs. Frlcano (8-1.4) St. Louis at New York (2)—Pillette (C-ll) and Turley (2-3) v; Loput (15,3) and Reynolds (11-7) Sports Roundup — Dodger Whoopla Out of Hand By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Lookahere — all this loose talk abovit what Brooklyn would have done to the Yankees if they had been playing in the same league is getting out of hand. When Dizzy Dean said the National Leaguers would have distanced the world champs by 15 games over the season, that was all right, or Diz is a sort of special character. But when such an otherwise temperate man as Harry Banning, the Giants catcher of a few years back, puts the Dodgers' superiority at 10 games, it's time to start counting buttons. In an interview here, Harry the Horse opines that Brooklyn's "deceptive" pitching staff and its array of sluggers would wear the Bombers out over the long haul. And vet, in the next breath he picks the Yankees to win the World Series. What sort of reasoning is that? Let us be cool, even Dodger fans. Sure, Charlie Dressen's heroes won it by a mile, and in the process they shattered team and league hitting records by the dozen. They're hot stuff. But they still have a scatter-gun pitching staff, and how in the world anyone can figure they would have run over the Yankees, not to mention Cleveland and Chicago, is beyond fathoming. The Yankees, let us note, overpowered their league by as impressive a margin as the Dodgers did theirs. Professor Casey Stengel's boys didn't exactly limp in. Some argue the Brooks ran away from a stronger group of clubs than the Yanks did. That is at least debatable, no matter the result of the all-star game. Any National Leaguer who wants to be entirely honest must concede that one reason for the Dodgers' romp was the utter collapse of the New York Giants, who had figured to give them an argument. The fact that five .300 hlttvrs are packed Into the regular Brooklyn line-up against the Yankees' two. as of this writing, should not be taken too seriously. A comparison of the current averages of the leading hitters in each league indicates very strongly the American Leaguers hnvc faced the better pitching. Ten National Leaguers—three of them Brooks- are hitting .314 or higher. Exactly three American Leaguers cnn claim the same distinction. Does anyone wish to .contend the Dodgers have faced and belabored such pitching as that afforded by Cleveland's Lemon. Wyim and Garcia, or by Chicago's. Pierce and Trucks, or even by fifth-place Washington's Porierfield and Masterson? Outside Robin Roberts of the Phils and Warren Spahn of Milwaukee, we don't believe they have. Or, take the erratic sort of pitching that has been good enough to win for the Dodgers, thanks to their tremendous hitting. Buss Meyer, the Phil castoff, has made a habit of beating Milwaukee, the chief threat, but there is doubt that Dre.ssen even will risk him , In a starting role in the play-off. Would that be significant? To those who dreamily picture the Dodgers standing astride the American League over the season, we would propound only one more question.. If you fear that Ed Lopat. Whiley Ford, Vic Raschi and Chief Reynolds will be rough on your lads in the series (and with pood reason, we might add), why do you think you would like them any better in extended doses? Speaking as a National Leaguer from away back, our guess is that you wouldn't. WANTED AT ONCE Two first class mechanics. One as a replacement and one in addition to our present staff. Straight salary, pleasant working conditions. Must be A-l mechanics. None other need apply. All rcplys confidential. See Frank Ashby, Service Mgr. Noble Gill Pontiac Co. LINCOLN, Neb. (/Pi — Those who want some more "debate" on the merits of the "T" formation as compared to the single wing will get It here Saturday. When Nebraska meets Oregon in a nationally televised college football game thn t's what it's goi ng to be — basically Nebraska's single- wing against Oregon with the "T, But it probably won't be a straight test- That's because Nebraska, a "T" team last year, still retains i little of the formation to mix in with the basic single wing. Oregon, however, sticks straight to the "T" — although making fair use of flankers. Last year Nebraska beat Oregon at Eugene, 28-13. Both teams are considered some better this season, Key men in the attacks of the teams will be little John Bordogna (No. 14) for Nebraska at left hall and six-footer George Shaw, a quni terback who wears the same number (14) as Bordogna. Expect Passes Nebraska coaches have emphasized that they expect Oregon to throw a lot. The West Coasters have along with Shaw a lad named Barney Holland who throws expertly. When Holland is in the ;ame Shaw sometimes switches to Halfback. Oregon's speed boy in the backfield is halfback Ted Anderson while Nebraska's chief running threat on the No. l team besides Bordogna Is Bob Smith at right. ialf. Up front, a lot of Nebraska power rests in the two big tackles, Jerry Minnick and Ted Connor, both 220 pounders, and Bill Schabncker at right end. Oregon presents a standout tackle i Hal Reeve, a fast 222 pounder who has proven his ability to go both ways, and a rugged guavd n Jack Patera. Then there is six 'oot, five inch Emery Barnes at end. Charles Abbott . . , may move to quarterback. Barons, Vols Will Decide SA Crown NASHVILLE. Tenn. f/P) — Tw huvlevs, who begin this year teammates, face each other to night when Birmingham meet Nashville in the opening game the Southern Association playof finals. Winner of the best four-out-o Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 Brooklyn 4. St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 4. New York 3 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 1, New York 0 Chicago 6, Boston 0 Only games scheduled // you're lonkinij for the finest Kentucky bourbon on the shelf, C.,1. — don't just nsk for bourbon ...ask for Bourbon tic Luxe! Fully Aged KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBOX WHISKEY $184 $11 4 THIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS OLD 36 PROOF - THE BOURBON DE LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY seven affair will meet the Texas League playoff champions in the Dixie Series. Jim Constable, the Vols' southpaw ace. gets the starting call tonight. Opposing him will be veteran Pete Mallory. a righthander who started the season with Nashville but was released unconditionally a short while later. The Vols hold a 12-10 margin pver Birmingham for the season. MONEY Money is what you will save this fall If you have storage bins to store your surplus bean crop With a support price of apnrox- ibately $2.56 per bu. and an indicated fall price of S2.00 per bu you can see this will mean a 5Gc per bu. savings for the farmer on beans stored on the farm in government approved storage Our bins can be financed will years to pay. THE ONLY GRAIN BIN WITH 6-PLY RIB$J H ;, EVERY M'A OF HEIGHT FOR EXTRA STRENGTH EAS1IST BIN Or ALL TO IRECV! •Stop in soon, while we still have famous -SIOUX- Steel grain bins! For Additional Information Please Call Blyfheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main B'ville Phones 6856-6857 Not a Skipper KO'd This Year By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer The 1953 major league baseball season looks as If it's going to be one of those rare years in which the 16 managers who started in April are going to finish in September. Since they have survived this I game victory circle back on Aug. long it's unlikely that any of the skippers will be fire or quit with only a week and a half to go. Post-seasons changes are another matter. In only 10 other seasons dating back through 1901—the year the American League was organized —have one set of managers gone through the entire year. The last time it happened was 1947. Before that it was 1942. Even this year didn't escape without strong rumors. In. June the odds were strong that Rogers -lornsby, a familiar figure in mid- season changes, wouldn't be around tciniy.'.ti much longer. Hornsby still, there although he hasn't been rehired for 1954. A cellar-dwelling outfit early in the season the Redlegs picked up abruptly toward late June and the •umors of a sudden managerial switch died. The Reds now are in sixth place, two games behind the ifth place New York and three ahead of seventh place Chicago. Win A^ain They beat the Giants 4-3 last night and get a chance to shave off another game today. In other National League games \esterday and last night Philadelphia broke Chicago's 10 game winning streak with a 4-2 decision, Brooklyn edged St. Louis 4-3 on Duke Snider's two-run pinch hit omer in the ninth inning and Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 7-5. With the pennant pressure, off Cleveland shaded the New York Yankees 1-0 as Bob Lemon won His 20th ganie. Chicago whipped Boston 6-0 in the only other Anieri- can. League contest. Robin Roberts, who hit the 20 12, won his 22nd game In stopping the Cubs. Snider's home run, his S9th, gave Brooklyn its first victory since it clinched the National League flag Saturday. Young Steve Kraly can't have a very high opinion of the hitting strength of the New York Yankees. •The Yankee Rookie has started two games and lost both on shutouts. He gave only lour hits yesterday but the Indians put two of them together in Vie first Inning along with a walk to score the one run they needed. Lemon now has won 20 or more games in five of the last six seasons. Young Boxer Gets His Chance Tonight CHICAGO (Ifi— Alan Moody, re- . .. garded as one of Chicago's most promising welterweights, will be afc the crossroads of his whirlwind 21- months fighting campaign tonight. Moody, winner of 26 of 27 bouts, , will get his first test against a. '. "name" opponent. He tangles With speedy Del Flanagan of St. Paul; in a 10-round, nationally-televised ... scrap in Chicago Stadium. It be-ST gins a* a p. m. <CST). ~ The clever Flanagan, although only 24. is a veteran of 12 pro bouts. He ha-s won 62, lost eight and had ' two draws. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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