The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 21, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 1953 Coaches and Players Favor New Sub Rules By BOB HOOBING NFW YORK (AP) — Football coaches' attitudes toward the new substitution rule ranged from enthusiasm to disapproval today following its first major weekend test, which produced a series of form reversals. But the victims of the biggest upsets insisted limited substitutions had nothing to do with the results of their games. Red Drew, whose Alabama + ——— ~~~ eleven sustained an eye-opening 2519 setback by Mississippi Southern Friday night, claimed he was simply outplayed. "I don't think the rule had any principal effect," Drew maintained ••We were beaten by a very fine football team. It was as fair to one side as the other." Stanford's Chuck Taylor felt the same way after College of the Pacific surprised the Indians 25-20. Don Faurot of Missouri believed his Tigers were as well off with one platoon as they would have been with two and he made about as many sutstitutions in losing to Maryland's powerful Terrapins 206. And Coach Bill Glassford of Nebraska insisted it was mistakes and not the substitution rule which hurt the Cornhuskers against Oregon. The Ducks capitalized on some Nebraska rniscues to defeat the Midwesterners 20-12 in the NCAA television game. . Baylor's George Sauer was one of the most outspoken proponents of the new rule after his team blanked California 25-0 in a game which had been rated about even. Said Sauer: "I like the onerplatoon system. . . about 15 boys played most of the game (Sauer used 25 men in all). We feel a good boy can play both ways. . ." Abe Martin of Texas Christian indicated he liked the substitution rule the first day he heard about it "and I still like it." "The boys adjusted themselves ' pretty well and played consistently - both ways," he stated. TCU played the breaks and a strong punting game to defeat Kansas 13-0. The players, appcafed to second the one-platoon idea. Missouri's Ed Merrifield, a halfback, commented: "I like it. . . when you make a mistake on offense, you get a chance to redeem yourself on defense." One of the biggest thorns in Missouri's side. Maryland halfback Chet Hanuiak, stressed the need of condition. "You've got to be in a lot better shape. . . I kinda like it," he observed. All the players agreed, however, they were minutes on tired the after nearly GO gridiron. Some coaches were quick to stress the strain of full-time play on their men. In other games Marquette stopped South Dakota 46-13 and Kansas State romped over Drake 50-0. Colorado surprised Washington S W C Teams Look Strong in Openers DALLAS (AP) — Two things were indicated in the Southwest Conference's opening week of football: The league is going to make quite a splash intersectionally but the touchdown output will be more modest. • Five conference teams started the* campaign Saturday and four of them won Intersectlonal clashes. Baylor was In, the starring role, whipping California, 25-0. Rice tumbled Florida 20-16; Texas Christian licked Kansas 13-0. Texas was clubbed 10-7 by Louisiana State. This Week A sixth member of the conference opens the season Saturday night when Arkansas plays Oklahoma A & M at Little Rock. Texas engages Villanova at Austin in a day game and Texas A & M tackles University of Houston at College Station. That will leave only Southern Methodist to open the campaign and the Methodists do it Oct. 3 against Georgia Tech at Atlanta. Baylor, Rice and TCU rest this week. Last year on a comparable week, four games produced 127 points with 19 conversions In 21 attempts. The four games this season brought only 78 point sand six points after touchdown in 12 efforts. This indicates that abandonment of the two-platoon system is go- Ing to hold down the scoring. Brooklyn . . Milwaukee . ... Philadelphia Now York . Chicago ____ Pittsburgh . New York Cleveland — Chicago Boston Washington . Detroit Philadelphia St. Louis ... Enos Slaughter of the St. Louis Cardinals has played in every All- Star game since 1946. Sunshine Park In Florida is scheduled for a 51-day racing meeting in 1954. The dates are Jan. 15 to March 15. Mary, using lust 10 men, edged Wake Forest 16-14.- It was Southern California 20-13 over Washington State, UCLA 41-0 over Oregon State, Duke 20-7 over South Carolina, Texas AM 1-6 over Kentucky and Cincinnati 14-7 smaller institutions over Tulsn. Coaches at voted strongly in favor of the one- platoon game. "The new rule is a blessing," said Jack Mitchell of Wichita. "Not because it will give us a world beater of a team, but because it will give us a chance against tennis which would have walked all over 21-20, Louisiana State stormed past us under last year's substitution mighty Texas 20-7 and William and rule." BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 102 48 .680 .597 . 89 . 80 . 80 . 68 . 62 49 60 67 69 81 85 101 .544 .537 .456 .422 .327 121/2 201/z 2114 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind , 81 75 59 57 53* 49 61 63 aa 74 91 92 97 .664 .591 .577 .540 .503 .393 .383 .353 10'/2 12 Yt 18 2314 40 41i/ 2 46 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at St. Louis, (night) Willis (2-0) vs Haddix (18-3) Only game. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston—Kraly (0-2) vs Henry (4-3) Only game. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 5-1, Philadelphia 4-J Pittsburgh 8, New York 4 St. Louis 11, Chicago 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 10, Boston 8 Philadelphia 1-4, Washington 9-3 (second gnl7ie 11 innings) j Detroit 8-6, Cleveland 8-3 Chicago 4-5, St. Louis 0-2 HAIRHUSKERS Nebraska teams are known as the Cornhuskers, but their football sophomores had their helds husked Indian style instead. End Sylvester Harris center foreground who looks as if he has his head screwed around, said, "I have a smile on both my faces. (NEA) Marciano Looks Sharp; Hopes To Erase Doubts of Last Fight By JACK HAND GROSSltiGER, N. Y. (AP) — Rocky Marciano", at the peak of his career, expects to erase the only disputed fight in his record Thursday night at the Polo Grounds against determined Roland LaStarza. "I'd like to clear that up," said the heavyweight champion after yesterday's sizzling workout. "It's the only fight there ever was any argument about. I always figuered I'd fight him again. "He's a strong guy, one of the strongest I ever fought—at least as strong as Joe Walcott. But he doesn't hit like Walcott. "I think I've improved an awful lot since the first fight with La- Starza. After all, that was 3V6 Marty Marlon, manager of the St. Louis Browns, played in four World Series and five All-Star games as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports Roundup— Campy or Mathews for MVP? By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Another rhubarb is shaping up nicely over the forthcoming election of the National League's most valuable player by a committee of 24 baseball writers. You may recall that harsh words *ere IrriUen a year ago when Jie delegates from the western half of the league were accused by their eastern lodge "brothers of having ganged up to elect Hank Sauer of the Chicago Cubs instead of Robin Roberts, the Phillies 28-game winner. The easterners still claim that one western blockhead didn't name Roberts among his 10 descending choices. Now the eastern .pracles suspect there's another plot afoot to name Ed Mathews, Milwaukee's sensational third-baseman, and keep the silverware in the west another year. They are steaming that anyone capable of counting to three knows the only possible choice is Roy Campanella, the Brooklyn catcher. Choose your weapons. Only a small and select group of boxing writers witnessed the other fight beiween Rocky Marciano and Roland LaStarza here back in the spring of '50. most of the columnists having been far fiwuy at the time exporting the baseball training camps. When you do run one of them down he is apt to be extremely hazy about what happened that night except that, In most cases, he scored LaStnrza the winner. They were just a pair of fairly promising young heavyweights at the time, he will suy, and he spent much of the evening admiring a blonde in the fourth row. They do agree on one thing, namely, that if Roland thinks he will be fighting the same Rocky next Thursday night he's in for a bad shock. They .can't recall that Rocky had much of a left hook in those days, and that's what he kills you with now. One must assume that Rogers Hornsby has served his last day is a big league manager. It Is too bad, for friend and foe alike agree that the former great slugger possesses one of the finest baseball brains In the business. \Gabe Paul, Cincinnati general manager, felt that he could get along with the gruff Rajah where others had failed. He must have been prepared to make concessions. But the blunt announcement of Hornsby's departure makes it apparently that Gabe found the job too big. Another former employer of Hornshy told us: "He not only won't listen to you. He walks out on you. That's hara 10 swallow." Rip Miller, Assistant Director of Athletics at the Naval Academy, was one of the "Seven Mules" at Notre Dame in the '20s. Rip played tackle. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 21 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c 5-MAN WRESTLE ROYAL AND 4-MAN TAG BOUT When the bell rings all five men will start wrestling and the first man dc- •feated will then serve as referee. The last two men left in the ring will toss a coin for the choice of his partner in the 4-man tag match. This will be the biggest card of the year. Don't miss it. FREDDIE BLASSIE CHARLEY KEENE EDDIE MALONE LEE FIELDS REX MOBLEY years ago." Marciano won a split decision from LaStaza March 24, 1850. Looks Sharp The champ looked sharp as he went four rounde with Mike Fisher of Boston. Toxie Hall of Chicago, Willie Wilson of Providence and Bob Golden of Denver. "That was~the best I ever saw him In training," said Manager Al Weill. Marciano talked freely of his last fight with LaStarza. "It was very close," he said. "But I thought I won it. I don't think I threw even one combination that night. When I knocked him down. I didn't hit him a full shot. It was a long right that caught him against the ropes. "I guess he's the best •''boxer I ever fought. But I don't remember that he ever hurt me. We were mixing pretty good in the eighth round, the one I lost on a low blow. I don't remember hitting him low but the referee came over and took the round away. I'll was the only round I ever lost on a low blow since I started boxing." Big Week for Fight Fans on TV NEW YORK I* — Fights fans* will have four network television offerings during the week. The TV-network headliners of the week include: Monday: At Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway Arena, lightweights Paddy De Marco, Brooklyn, and Orlando Zulueta, Cuba, 10 rounds, » t p. m. CST, Dumont. Wednesday: At Washington's Arena, middlewelghts Lee Sala, Do-, nora, Pa., and Willie Troy, Washington, D. C., 10 rounds, 8 p.m., CBS. , Friday: At New York's St. Nicholas Arena, heavyweights James J. Parker, Toronto, and Danny Nar- dico, Tampa, Fla., 10 rounds, 8 p. m., radio-ABC, TV-NBC. Saturday: At Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium, middlewelghts Tuzo (Kid) Porguguez, Costa Rica, and Joey Oiambra, Buffalo, N. Y., 10 rounds, 8 p. m., ABC. lowans Drinking Less DBS MOINES, Iowa m — For some reason lowans are drinking less liquor this year than they did in 1852. Sales at the state monopoly stores — the only places where liquor can be bought legally — show that consumption fell off 66,000 gallons In the first six months of 1953. State officials said part of the decrease may be due to a recent crackdown on taverns that were selling whisky by the drink Illegally. The grandstand and clubhouse sections of the Atlantic City race track have a seating capacity of 15,000. Jarman's "Marco-Polo" Styling Blue Brushed Buck You can really got around in style and comfort in this handsome "Marco Polo" pattern in Blue Brushed Buck that's ea?y on your Feel ano\ easy on ihe eyes. Kor an added fashion flnir that's right in style, note the high sidcwall well. Stop by soon and try a pair. »HOI <ro«l Aussie Net Hopes Brighten LOS ANGELES W) — Australia's hopes of hanging onto the treasured Davis Cup, dimmed a bit by conquest of Americans in the Wimbledon and United States championships, took on a brighter view today. The No. 2 Aussie hope. Ken Rosewall, was the main reason. Rosewall knocked off America's Wimbledon champion, Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, to win the singles title of the Pacific Southwest Tennis tournament yesterday. The day before Rosewall beat Tony Trabert of Cincinnati, the newly crowned United States champion. Eighteen-year-old Ken defeated Seixas, 6-4, 1-6. 3-6. 6-1, 6-4. His scores over Trabert were 1-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-2. ig News of 53: Shift of Braves By IDE REICHLER AP SporU Writer Attention, American League club owners: When you convene next Sunday to discuss the Browns' proposed transfer, it might be well to adopt the following slogan. "Remember the Braves!" It is doubtful if this amazing story—the Braves' shift from Boston to Milwaukee and the tremendous loyalty of the baseball-happy Milwaukee fans—will ever be forgotten. In its first major league baseball season in half a century, Milwaukee established a new National League attendance record when 1,826,397 cash customers came out to root their beloved Braves into second place. There is no doubt that the almost daily capacity crowds had much to do with the Braves' surprising showing. Even their most ardent admirers didn't dare hope for 'anything higher than fourth. Full House Ajaln Although yesterday's games had no bearing on the final standings, a capacity crowd of 36,011 — one person for every seat in County Stadium—watched the Braves split a doubleheader with Cincinnati. Bookie Joey Jay, making his first major league start, shut out the Redlegs 3-0 in an abbreviated seven-inning nightcap after Cincinnati had won the opener 5-3. The doubleheader, which concluded the club's home games for the year, enabled the Braves to shatter the old league attendance mark of 1.807,526 set by the pennant winning Dodgers of 1947. The only second place club ever to draw more than the current Braves were the 1950 Detroit Tigers, who drew 1,951,41*. Brigga stadium seats 52,954 to 35,011 for Milwaukee. Trucks Geti 20 Virgil Trucks oecame the fourth American League pitcher to win 20 games this year when he hurleti Irv Noren of the Yankees, was named the most valuable player in the Texas League in 1948 and the Pacific Coast League in 1S49. Joe Stydahar, coach of the Chicago Cardinals in the NFL, was a. member of the 1936 college all- star squad. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title more (25 times) than any other heavyweight champion. the White Sox to a 5-2 victory as Chicago swept a doubleheader from the St. Louis Browns. Chicago took the opener 4-0. Ous Zernlal walloped homers Nos. 40 and 41 to help Philadelphia win two -games from Washington 13-9 and 4-3. Billy Martin's three-run homer highlighted the New York Yankees' 10-8 slugfest victory over Boston. Mike Garcti won his 18th game pitching Cleveland to a 6-3 triumph over Detroit after the Tigers had taken the opener 8-6. Stan Musial cracked out a single, triple and his 28th home run in four times 4t bat to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-6 triumph over the Chicago Cubs. The pennant winning Dodgers divided a twin bill with Philadelphia, winning the opener 8-4 and losing the second 2-1. Cal Abrams hit a. grand slam, home run that gave Pittsburgh an 8-4 triumph over tne New York Giants. 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