The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 24, 1953
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PACE SIX BLTTHEVJLLB '(ARK.)' COURIER IfBWl TOURSDAT, SEPT. 14, 19W B Team, Papooses, Chickasaws, All to See Action During Week Bees Play at Burdette Tonight; Chicks Take On Frayser Tomorrow Before it's over, this will be a busy week for Blythe ville's three football machines. All of them will be in actio within the space of two days. This afternoon, Coach Bill Me Farland sent his Junior High Schoo Papooses against Burdette. The Paps figured to rule a sligh favorite. Burdette is inauguratin a junior football program just tnl year. The young Pirates have play ed one game, losing that one to Os ceola. McFarland was to dress out some 48 boys and hoped for a chance to use them all. Bees At Burdette Tonight, Coach Jimmy Fisher wll take his high school B team to Burdette where he will do battle with the Pirates. The Bees at best will be given an «ven chance to overcome the Pirates. They lost a 48-0 decision to Lepanto last week. But the Bee lineup will be a little «tronger this week and the Junior varsity .has shown some improvement, too. They gave up only two touchdowns in the last hall during last week'i rout at Lepanto as some o! the green Bees Began to catch on, Burdette Coach Harold Stockton, up out of bed from an emergency appendectomy which had him floored for nearly two weeks, will field * strong class B team. Burdette starters include Higgins and D. Payne, at ends; Duncan and Epperson at tackles; A. Pankey or Aycock and S. Pankey at guards; McDermott at center and Eubanks, Langley, Garner and J. Payne In the backfield. Fisher's probable , lineup will find Rounsavall and Bratcher at ends, Hyde and Thomas at tackles. Bagley and Moxley at guards, Lowe at center and Stanley, Beacham, Westbrook and Birmingham in the backfield. Meanwhile, Chlckasaw Coach Bus- Mil Mosley wasn't exactly happy with progress his club has made •ince overcoming North Little Rock Injured Return Some of the Tribal Injured wer dressed out and one was active 1 yesterday's workouts. He is Bobby Jones, the sophomor blocking back who missed most 0 the North Little Rock game due tc a severe thigh bruute. He and Charles Abbott, convertec fullback, figure to be alternating a the blocking slot. Red Childress, who has been ou since the first game, came out yes terday, but was not In pads. Tommy Mosley, who cracked rib in the opener and didn't pla: last week, wu out too, but dldn' get in on any heavy work. Otherwise the Chicks seem to be in good , physical condition. Leon Prlvett, who was used >s sparingly as possible against North Little Rock due to an Injured shoulder, was mixing it up yesterday. The <big senior center should be ready to go on both offense an<! defense.come Friday night. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Jrooklyn ... .Illwaultee . t. Louis ... 'hlladelphia lew York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh .. Won Lost Pet. Behind 103 48 .682 91 61 .599 12l/j .543 .543 .450 .441 .411 .325 69 83 66 88 102 21 21 35 30'/ 40 54 last week. He feared a letdown and noted « lack oE spirit as the Chicks prepared for Frayser, Tenn.,—a team nobody seems to know anything about. AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York .. Cleveland .. Chicago Boston Washington Detroit Philadelphia St. Louis .598 .670 .640 .603 .391 .377 ,358 10J4 41'/, «'/i 46>/2 Arkansas Sportettes Forecasting Tough; Chickasaws Liked By CARL BELL Associated Freis sports Writer Football forecasters are in the same boat with the coaches and the fans at this time of year. They haven't seen the teams under enough competitive fire to tell much about them; or they haven't seen them at all. Many of the teams make their 1953 debuts this week, so there's a lot of guesswork along wlih some reasoning in these predictions: Oklahoma A&M over Arkansas—• In their fourth season under him, the Aggies are well schooled In J. B. Whltworth's system and are aoastlng openly that their material is the best In many moons. They also already have a victory ;ucked away. The RazorbackB, he other hand, will be makln their first appearance under Bow den Wyatt and his single win They are thin material-wise an t's too soon to say how much apparently good spirit will do I them. It could be very close, a t was last year, when Arkansa won 32-30, and really wouldn't b n upset either way. The Little 'Urn Southern Slate over Ozarks—Th Mulerlders have "It" again. Henderson over Austin Peay—• Mostly A guess.. The Reddles ar oaded. Information on the Tenne ee team Is scarce. Arkansas Tech over Easter Oklahoma A&M—Hiding will 'ech's speed against an unknow uallty. Louisiana College over Stat 'eachers—The Tutors look goo r oday's Gomes NATIONAL LEAGUE No games today. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games today. 'esterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Cincinnati 4, Chicago 3 Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 1 Only games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3, Philadelphia 1 Cleveland 8, Chicago 3 Only games Sports Round-up Ballot Marked for LaStarza By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Having given the matter much thought and tossed out a vivic dream to the contrary, our conclusion is that Roland La Starza, whom we have nicknam- «d the Bronx Buzz Bomb, will become the new heavy weight champion of the world shortly before this midnight. As we piece the picture together, it will be a hard and closely waged fight for the full 15 rounds, wth LaStarza the winner by a decision. Maybe it will even be a split decision of the three judges, as it was in their only other meeting, but we would prefer not to slice things quite that thin. Practically everybody else is picking Rocky Ma/ciano to keep his title by a knockout. That is an easy and lazy way out, lor all they have to do is invoke the first two rules of experting: 1. Stick with the champion, and 2. Take the man with the big punch. Explanation It takes a good deal more doing to explain with cool logic how La- Starza will bring it off, particularly so after this dream unmistakably showed the challenger being toted from the ring feet first and a ghostly companion at ringside said it was the eighth round. Our experience has been that dreams are never better than about 50 percent reliable. As we expect to see it In real life under the Polo Grounds lights, there will be considerable gore along the way and both boys will sho\v signs of heavy wear and tear while they sit on their stools waiting for the announcer to quit moving his lips and frowning and announce the verdict. Marciano wil be cut up around the eyes. We do not expect to see La- Starza knocked out because, for want of a better reason, he never has been in a total of 58 fights. Just because Rocky still was strong enough in the 13th round to chill Jersey Joe Wnlcott in their first title bout Is no reason, as we see it,, .to assume that he will be as dangerous at the same stage tonight. Joe was an elderly gent, and by that time he figured to be dog tired. LaStarza Is only 26, nt his physical peak and In perfect condition, and the longer It goes the better his chances will be. Start Slowly The challenger says quite frank ly that he means to start slowly and watch his step very carefully for four or five rounds. He fully expects that the crowd will noi like his early tactics as he tries to tie the champ up and wrestle him about and let out a little ol the famous Marciano steam. But he Is equally confident his audience will forget all about this once he warms to the business of winning the title. Our guess Is that he will score his winning margin In the last five rounds. There Is some regret at picking against Rocky, for the boy from Brockton is the greatest ornament the boxing game has known In many a. year. Being champ hasn't changed him In the smallest detail. But LaStarza Is a fine young man. :oo, and he Is needier than the Rock. Let us pass the presents around. ATTENTION FARMERS We are interested in booking approximately 50,000 bushels of soybeans for September and October delivery. Please call us for prices »nd information. RED TOP GIN CO. Phones 3756 & 2142 on paper but haven't found the winning combination yet. Texas over Villanova—Can't expect the Longhorns to lose two : : n- tersectional scraps in a row. Besides, they have everything in their favor this time, including the Austin heat. Houston over Texas A&M — The Cougars are supposed to be stronger than they were last year, when they really mauled Arkansas. In the high school circle, it looks like— El Dorado over Hope, Fort Smith over Pine Bluff, Texarkann over Hot Springs, Little Rock over latrouma, La., North Little Rock over Camden, Fayetteville over Subiaco, Spripgdale over Harrison, Rogers over Van Buren, St. Anne's of Fort Smith over BerryvJHe, Forrest City over Brinkley, Blytheville over Frayser, Tenn. Ciarksdale, Miss., over Jonesboro, SmacJcover over Benton, Rus- over Conway, Malvern over Nashville, .Bearden over Fordyce, Slloftm Springs over Bentonville. Alma over Hartford, Seavcy over Bald Knob, Paragould over Bategvllle, McCrory over Beebe, Corning over Pocahontas, Osceola over West Memphis. Helena over Trumann, Mena over Ashdown, Oxark over Booneville, Stuttgart over Catholic High,, DeQueen over Fairview, Dermottl would fly to New York to seek over Strong, Warren over Cross ett, | hearing before league owners a Eudora over Dumas, Hamburg the special meeting Sunday. Bobby Jones . . . ready to play again. Baltimore Is Ready To Buy Into Browns BALTIMORE (AP) — A group of wealthy Baltimor- eans was all set today to plunk out ?1415;000 for working control of the St. Louis Browns if American League owners okay the transfer. Meanwhile, a group of St. Louis fans announced last-ditch plan to fight the transfer, saying thej- over McGehee, tar City. Monticello over Cards Buy. ERA Champ Of Coast ST. LOUIS l/n—Pitcher Gtiillermo Memo) Luna ol San Diego. Calif., lie Pacific Coast League's earned un leader, was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals today In a deal iclleved to involve a large amount pf money. The Cardinals announced they 'paid cash plus players acceptable both clubs and to be named at l later date." Unofficial reports ilaced the cash sum Involved at more than $75,000. The developments came as tin,ie for decision neared on Bil Vecck's second attempt to mov his Browns from St. Louis. The .'eajue turned down his request to come to Baltimore last spring bj a 5-2 vote. ; The feeling here was one of con fidence that this' year's attemp would succeed with local basebal men claiming the necessary six votes lor the franchise shift wouk come Baltimore's way. A special American League committee has said only that it will recommend transferring the Browns to "another city" to be determined by the owners. Main Decisions Financial arrangements aimed at giving Baltimoreans control of the main decisions: 1. Local interests, headed by At torney Clarence W. Miles, would Soft and Easy and Smart for casual ivear Jarman's new "Santa Fe" Brushed Buck When you \vant to go casual with (he greatest of case, slep into ibis new Jarman "Leisual" in Santa Fe brushed buck lhai's sofl aa a shammy cloth. With rawhide laci>s and foam crepe soles, it's ihe casual hit ol the .-rason. Stop by soon and try a pair. Buy Your Football Tickets For Chick Game at Kelley's IHOI jro«» pay an estimated $1,115,000 for half the stock now held, by a Chicago- St. Louis combine headed by Veeck. This is approximately 78 per cent. 2. Veeck would remain president of the club, to be renamed the Baltimore Orioles, and Miles would be chairman of the board. 3. Local members would hold six of the 11 seats on the board of directors, and the Chicago-St. Louis group would retain the others. Veeck, reached in'St. Louis, said there could be no financial arrangements made until such a time as 12-5 for Rock To Win by KO By MURRAY KOSS A NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano tests his vaunted wallop and risks his one-year^old crown tonight against Roland La Starza, a supremely con- . ficlent challenger, in a 15-round title fight at the Polo Grounds. The handsome. 26-year-old New Yorker firmly believes he beat Marciano (Rocky won a split decision) in their first meeting 3!;> years ago and he is sure he is ng to make it official in the aall park with some 32.000 fans looking on. Despite the challenger's optimism there were only a few of the fight experts who believe the ex-collegian will be able to escape the numbing blows of the aggres- Harrison Loses To Forrest City Harrison High School's Dragons lost their first ball game of the year last night when Forrest City took a 25-13 verdict at Haley Field. Charles Sanders punched across the dragons' two counters in the ast half which Harrison entered trailing 25-0. B. Sanders converted. Next week, the Dragons travel to Stuttgart. 'we have something to sell, and we have nothing to sell." Reported ready to fight the trans- er was a group of at least four St. Louisians who said last night hey would fly to New York and ask to be heard by league owners. sive, powerful 23-year-old champion. The odds were 4-1 that the undefeated Brockton blaster would win; 12-5 that LaStarza would be knocked out; 9-5 that Roland wouldn't finish 12 rounds and even money he wouldn't complete eight rounds. It was 8-1 that LaStarza wouldn't stop the durable Marciano. 8:30 Tonight Starting time for the outdoor bout is 8:30 p. m. CST. There will be no television or broadcast into homes direct from ringside. A telecast will be beamed over a closed circuit to 45 theaters In 34 cities and towns from coast to coast. Some TV and radio stations, however, plan to broadcast a brief summary at the end of each round. "I'm going to win," said the broadchested challenger. "I beat him before and I know i can out- box^him and I can outsmart him. He can be hit by a jab, a hook, a right and practically any kind of a punch. I may stop him or even knock him out. Probably stop him because he cuts easily and his eyes close up." Marciano, who rarely makes predictions, told several newsmen at the camp that he would win "with- * in seven rounds." He now says he was misunderstood. But there's no doubt that the brawny-armed, heavy-fisted champ feels he can do it that quick. We Are Proud to Announce That CALVIN SMITH FORMERLY OF BLYTHEVILLE Is Npw Our Used Car Sales Manager Calvin invites his many friends to see him here for (he best deal in a Chevrolet car or truck. See Calvin soon. Here are a couple of his used car bargains:' 1350 PLYMOUTH. New tires, radio, heater. $695 1950 CHEVROLET 2-door. Power Glide, Radio, heater and seat covers. $695 Bernie Chevrolet Co. STEELE, Mo. NOW AMERICA'S LEADING PREMIUM STRAIGHT WHISKY* WHY OUNCE A MAM'S WHISKY) •«»ir TIMES OUTSELLS All OTHER STMIflUT WHIJKIES *T M «OK ITS FMCf KENTUCKY STRAIGHT lOURION WHISKY . 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