The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 24, 1953
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PAGE SIX (AR1C.T COURIER KTWF TUESDAT, NOVEMBER, M, 19M Chicks in Final Contact Work Today marked the first and last time for Coach Russell Hosier's Chickasaws to do any contact work this week, thanks to the shortened practice week necessitaied by Thursday's afternoon game here. The Chicks didn't even put on pads yesterday as they did a lot of running following a bruising 'game with Dupont of Nashville, Tenn.. in the Jackson, Tenn., Exchange Bowl Pvitlay night. Today's heavy contact work will be the last of the season. The Maroons close out their successful 1953 campaign at Haley Field Thursday afternoon when they play Catholic High of Little Rock. Oft-Beaten, But Game Little is known about the Catho- Lions Get Bye In Event of Tie PHILADBLHIA W) — National Football League officials will give the Detroit Lions some benefit of the doubt in case of a three-way tie for the NPL's Western Conference title. In the event of a triple tie. the Lions would draw a bye while the San Francisco 49'ers battled it out with the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Dec. 20 to decide which club would play Detroit for the championship. The Lions won the NFL title last year. If the 49ers should win a preliminary playoff, the Detroit 49ers game would be played in San Fran- clsci Dec. 27. In the event of a Rams victory, the game would be played in Detroit Dec. 27. lics, who play out of their class about every week. They have been trounced by some of the top teams in the state. But Mosiey points out that they have shown marked improvement over last year and he understands they have made headway during the -season, too. The Rockets don't figure to be of the same stuff which the Chicks have met in the past. But they have a habit of fielding a well-coached team which relies on lots of spirit and a wide-open offense which will get them a touchdown or two against just about anybody. Nine Captains All nine seniors — Bob Childress, Ralph snyder, Tommy Mosiey, Bobby Hill, Billy Gilbow., Charles Bay ' Hull, Billy Michael, Kelly Jones and Leon Privett — will be game captains for Thursday's contest. Mosiey said the Chicks came out of the Dupont win with only one injury. That was to Privett, who rtidn't work out with the squad yesterday. But the Tribal chief said today that he expects the big center to be ready to play come Thursday. Sometime next week, the Chicks are to elect regular captains. Coaches Mosiey and Bill Stancil didn't call for the election at the beginning of the season as usual because, "we just had too many good boys who are seniors," and they wanted to split the captain assignments among them. Chuck Langston UPCOMING LINEMEN — At least five of seven line positions are going to be up for grabs next year with the departure of Billy Michael, Kelly Jones, Bobby Hill, Billy Gilbow, Charles Ray Hall and Leon Privett, and the above huskies, all reserves this year, will see their names in the lineups frequently in 1954. Langston is out f?r"his first year, fireplug, he is a good blocker and of football and has made tremen- tackier, has fair speed and is the dous progress in spite of an early season injury which forced him to miss some precious weeks of practice. He's a tackle candidate and figures to sec a lot of action in '54 despite the return of regulars Allen Shames and John Pong. Hall, the original five-by-five, looks like a guard all the way. The stubby freshman would have played a good bit of ball this year except for an injury, Built like a low-slung leading candidate for a first-string guard slot next year. Nail has shown occasional flashes of real ability this year, but has spent most of his time on the bench learning the fundamentals with^. other reserve linemen. Another compactly-built youngster, he joins Hall in being a reading candidate for the (wo spots vacated by the capable Michael and Jones. (Courier News Photos) Jodie Hall Jerry Nail Arkansas Sportettes McHan Doesn't Have Chance at All-American By CARL BELL Associated Tress Sports Writer A man is judged by the company he keeps when i' comes to picking All-America football teams, too. And that of coures, won't help Lamai McHan's chances of landing on the honor eleven. The brilliant University of Arkansas tailback, who does everything superbly in Bo-minute or near 60-minute performances Sa turrin y after Saturday, js playing with a team that will wind up with only two or three victories, All-America selectors tend to pick their stars from the winning teams. Why? While, this is true, it doesn't make sense. Actually, an individual player must have more ability to cio well with a losing team. He doesn't have as much help as a star of a big winner. Rival coaches and players and most sports writers in the Southwest have labeled the big Arkansas blond as the best all-around football player In the section this season and one of the greatest ol all-time. If there is a dissenter to that appraisal, U would be McHan himself. The only thing this boy lacks is cockiness. No telling what he could do if he were a little more sure of himself. As it Is, Mac is the Southwest Conference leader in total offense and the greatest yardage-producer in Razorbnck history; the league's top punter; the No. 2 man in yards gained passing and hns a better completion average than front-running Cotton Davidson of Baylor. And More He has returnee] more punts for more yardflge than any other safety man in the conference; is a constant rushing Lhroul; does a better than average job of kicking off; kicks extra points; and is without, peer as a defender. There's only one thing McHan iiasn't done. He lias never been on he receiving end of a pass. Now wouldn't it be n nice gesture if Coach Bowden Wyatt would cook ip n play for Saturday's game with Tulsa in which some other back would throw a pass to McHan. It also might be a deceptive ma- inuvcr that would pay off for the Porkers. The football rule which requires an official to call time out when player is injured has decided the outcome of more than one game. A Notre Dame tackle was credited with saving his team from defeat lust Saturday when he dropped to the ground to stop the clock with one second left in the first half. The Irish got off another play and It went for a touchdown that enabled them to tic Iowa. Happened Before Whether the tackle really was injured or was faking can only be n matter of supposition. But his action recalls a sequel at the Uni- Stanford Back Now in Army SAN FRANCISCO (ff 1 ) — Stanford halfback Allen Napoleon ended the controversy over his draft status by going into the army yesterday. Napnlcon, who scored the winning touchdown in Stanford's 21-20 upset defeat of t/CLA Jast month, reported for Induction, quickly passed mental and physical tests and was .sent with other draftees to Ft. 9rd, Calif. .'."..U.-S. Attorney Lloyd Burke Raid as a result the tJ. S. Attorney's office in Honolulu would drop its draft charges against the reserve half- bat* k. versity of Arkansas a few years ago. The Razorbacks lost a game in which they might have tied or won with one more play. They were in good scoring position but already had called all the times out they were allowed under the rules. None of them thought of taking a full. No doubt the coach gave the Razorbacks vivid instructions on what to do in such a case. For n similar situation occurred in the very next game and six of the 11 moaning and writhing in feigned pain. Bams Will Unveil New Pilot to Public Today KO for Rock In Two Heats Sports Round-up T. Tech Embarrasses SWC By GAYLE TALIJOT NEW YORK (AP) — The emergence of'Texas Tech as one of the nation's outstanding football teams this fall has placed the Cotton Bowl committee in Dallas in an awkward spot. Its members, we note, are even asking for advice. Tor some 20 long years, you see. the Bed Raiders from the open spaces of west Texas have been demanding admission to the Southwest Conference. For the same length of time the seven members of that body have steadfastly refused to make room for the upstart. Sellout Possibilities Now the Cotton Bowlers are sorely, in need of a good "name" team to match against the Southwest Conference winner, and they must strongly suspect that they have the best of the lot right in their own back yard. They know, too, that the appearance of Tech would just about guarantee them a sellout, even if nobody showed up except west Texans. But would the conference take kindly to the Idea of pitting its champ against a school it saw fit to grant only one game this season, always with the chance its champ will get a walloping? Not likely. The dc-Ieat hung on Baylor by that other neighbor's kid, Houston, must have been bitter enough j without risking further humiliation j at the hands of the toughy who, in turn, chased Houston into the next county. Best in Texas? Private advices from down that way have been insisting for several weeks that Tech was probably the best team in the state, having improved vastly since its lone defeat by the Texas Aggies early in the season. A reader with a long memory*, recalls it was about this time a year ago that President Harry (Curly) Byrd of Maryland made his famous remark to the effect that the Terrapins had been the best coached team in the country in October and the worst coached had suffered successive deflatings in November. That was ri^ht after the Tcrps by Mississippi and Alabama. It is suggested that, under current circumstances, the least Byrd could do would he (o come out and concede that Coach Jim Tatum lias since learned to go the route. OAKLAND, Calif. 1.41 — Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano doesn't pull any punches, even in exhibitions. He KO'd Bob Golden of Denver in two rounds, then blasted Toxie Hal 1 of Chicago all over the ring for two more to the delight of 1,500 fans last night. Then he apologized that he just couldn't slow his blows, even against his sparring mutes. Marciano gives an exhibition in Sacramento. Calif., tonight, . then leaves to iv. arrow for Honolulu and an Asian tour. John < Jocko) Conlan. National League umpire, wns an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox in 1034 and 1935. James (Red) Smith, Duke halfback, is a major league baseball prospect. He's a left-handed hitting outfielder. John McKenna. head football coach at V.M.I., was line coach at the school last season. The 50th Chicago City bowling ; tournament will sUui Dec. 26. The CBA will give every member of every team a special anniversary token. Parts and Supplies for All Cars, Trucks and Tractors WHOLESALE Make Your Thanksgiving Meal A REAL PRODUCTION By Serving Wine! Our Wine List Includes: BOSTON—SWISS COLONY From California: ASTI—KOiMA—MR. BRANDS From New York Slate: TAYLORS From Denmark: KIJAFAi From Portugal: SANDEMAftS and HARVEYS PORTS From Spain: HARVEY'S — PKDRO DOMECQ — PALOMINO CREAM — DRY SACK and Many others in suit your individual taste Prices Range From 98c to $6.36 per fifth. Liquwi FOSTER'S Food's lt)8 N. Broadway By ED CORRIGAN , BROOKLYN (AP) — A mystery that would leave even Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan gasping for breath will be solved today when the new manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers is named. President Walter O'Malley will "unveil" him to the press after maintaining a coy silence right up to the end. One thing was certain, though. Whoever he is will work on a one- year contract. It was the demand for a contract of more than one year that led Charlie Dressn to part company with the Dodgers just 40 duvs ago. O'Malley Sciirce O'Malley couldn't even be found to issue a "no statement" quote. Vice President. Buzzy Bavasi Was cornered, but threw as much light as ;i burned-out bulb on the situation. "We will have a press confer- ence at our offices," he parried "Then and not until then will th< new manager be named and pre sented." Asked if it would be eomeom in the Brooklyn organization, Ba vasi answered like a real diplo mat: "It could be, and then again perhaps not. "He is not a person who ha; not been mentioned as among thf possibilities;" Mere Army That narrowed the field down to a mere army of present and former baseball men. The only one who really is completely eljru inated is Pee Wee Reese, who was offered the job and turned it down Reese said as late as last nigh that he had not changed his mind Another leading candidate wh. apparently is out of the running is Lefty O'Doul, the manager of the San Diego team of the Pacific Coast League, Lefty, an old Dod er star, was reported in Tokyo last night and if the Brooks are to introduce their new leader as Fully Aotomatic-Fully Proved i rupted P° wcr - I I BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Walnut & First • Phone 4422 Bavasi said, O'Doul is out. Interim Job By the process of elimination, the field seems to have narrowed down to someone within the organization. For one thing, there is only a one-year contract to be had. For another, it probably will be an interim job until Reese decides to quit playing and take the reins. This reasoning would place Wal- ter Alston, who won the Little Royals, and Vice President Fresco World. Series with the Montreal Thompson as the leading candidates. Thompson is an important man in the front office and would be loathe to give up his spot unless he were given a definite promise to return when Reese took over. The guess of most observers is Alston. The last bare knuckle champion-. Charles W. Comiskey, vice pres- ship fight was fought in Richburg, ident of the New York Athletic Miss., July 8, 1889. John L. Sullivan Club's Veterans Association, is a defeated Jack Kilrain in 75 rounds, former Dartmouth quarterback. George Ksll t of the Boston R;d Sox has hit over 300' for the last eight seasons. The first home vun by a major leaguer under the lights was hit by Babe Herman of Cincinnati against the Dodgers on July 10, 1935. ,.,,., .,,. The fastest National League Robin Roberts of the Phillies re- • baseball game in 1053 required one ceived a bonus of $25,000 for signing hour and 33 minufes. In it the with the club in 1948. Giants beat the Rcdless, 4-3. Remember friends with a gift they'll remember ... a gift you'd like yourself! It's the finest of bourbon, and only the finest ' is good enough for giving. KENTUCKY STRIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY v 86 PROOF JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING COMPANY, CLERMONT, KENTUCKY ' Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phon« 8662

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