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December 8, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE Chick Fans to Honor Team and Hear Wyatt Blvtheville football fans will gather tonight to honor their 1953 High School football team and to hear Bowden Wyatt, University of Arkansas' head grid coach, at the annual BHS football banquet. The meeting will get started at 6-15 at Hotel Noble's Mirror Room. Tickets have been on sale this week. They may be purchased at Kelley's Shoe Store. Owens Drug or at the door tonight for S.1.75. . Coach Russell Mosley explained thai the dinner is being started early this year so those attending saay see the Christmas parade which 'is due to get started at 7:30, but which probably won't reach the western downtown sector until about 8 o'clock. Captains Selected . Another feature of tonight's meeting will be announcement of 1953 football captains. With nine seniors on this year's squad, Mosley and assistant Bill Stcmcil elected to appoint game captains so all could get a chance to serve. Last week, the squad elected permanent captains. Results of the voting will be announced at tonight's meeting. Wyatt is expected to speak regarding his rebuilding program at the University and to review highlights of the 1953 Arkansas football season. He is bringing" along a film of one Arkansas game and will conclude the program with its showing. In accepting the invitation to appear, Wyatt told Mosley not to expect a major oration from him. "He told us he'd get through in a hurry," Mosley said. U.S. Chemist a Cager C-HEKT, Belgium (IP)~An American chemist, now studying here to become a doctor, is playing with the "Hellas Basketball Club" of Ghent. It is one of'this country's best teams. The youth is 24-year-old Martin Berger of Newark, N. J. He came here recently with his wife and daughter to study medicine at Ghent University. Berger's father, a professional basketball player, taught him the game. The medical student played with Rutgers as well as the St. Louis and Pittsburgh University squads •when he Was in the states. Sports Roundup — We/// Moves Uptown; No Autopsy for Boxing By GAYI.E TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Boxing's most important social note of the season comes in the form of an engraved card from Al Weill, manager of heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, announcing that he has moved his offices into a hotel suite over on Manhattan's swank East Side. fAWt.T TUESDAY, DEdMBBK «, 1MI In moving his and the champion's enterprise into a neighborhood where steaks start at S7.50, VVelll obviously is making a clean break with the Broadway-Eighth avenue sector which for a quarter of a century has been the boxing capital of the world. Good Ride It's a sizable taxi ride across town from Madison Square Garden and Stlllman's Gymnasium and the theatrical office buildings which traditionally have housed the ame's managers, ^sometimes three :o a room, to Weill's new offices. 'I notice," commented a rival of the rlcheet manager, "that he waited until he was out of town to have those notices mailed out. He probably thinks it will blow over by the time he gets back." It. might have been more than a coincidence that about the first thing the big league owners did after coming to order was announce attendance figures for the past eason. The news was nearly all bad. Business dropped In every American League park a total of 16 per cent. Only the fact that Milwaukee aroke all National League records cept the National from showing a similar drop. One authority claims that 12 of the 16 major league clubs lost money. Thus the owners have their situation indelibly on the record when .he time comes today or tomor- row to go to the mat with their players on the matter of increasing pension payments and other benefits which would run into money. The men who foot the bills would lilce very much to have the public on their side if it should come to a serious showdown. Herman Taylor, veteran Philadelphia promoter, swings at television from the floor In the current issue of International Boxing Magazine. "You can't sell something you're giving away free," Herman cays. "However, boxing Is doing: just this—selling Its birthright for > mess of pottage. Local Shows: Gone "To offer two. three and even four boxing shows a week on video gives the fan more boxing in a month than he would ordinarily see in a year. And all in the convenience of his home. So, what is to happen to the small clubs and the local promoters with their weekly shows matching local talent and neighborhood rivals? They have to go out of business, and with their demise goes boxing-. "Throughout this area, spots like Camden, Allentown. Atlantic City, Trenton and Reading, all have been forced out of business. Here in Philadelphia only one club is running, and that has been running at a loss for the past few years. There is no autop«y needed—w« know what is killing boxing." Blytheville's Orphan Boxers Finally Get Selves Sponsor Blythevitie's orphaned boxers finally got. a sponsor last night when the Junior Chamber of Commerce voted to back xthe team. For more than a month, from ]Q to.20 boys have been working out with little equipment and only occasional adult supervision. The boys have been working out nightly at the Jaycee clubroom. They have a pair of jumping ropes and one pair of boxing gloves, too light for training purposes. BEGINNER'S LUCK —This 755-pound silver marlin caught in the Panama Bay area breaks Zane Grey's 23-year-old record by 74 pounds. It is the first of the species taken by Ralph Dugan, Jr., of Gatun, Canal Zone. (NEA) However, last, night, the Jaycees told Herb Chllds, who has been instrumental in organizing the group', to order a minimum amount of equipment to get the program underway- The Jaycees will stage amateur boxing cards here and will enter & team in Osceola's Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament. No definite schedule has yet been worked out for the young fighters and towns with boxing teams are asked to contact Mr. Chllds it they are desirous of bouts. Tentative plans call for staging fights at American Legion's arena. Workout site is to be switched either to the arena or to the YMCA room* over City Hall. Boys Interested In joining the team may contact Mr. Child! at Mead Clothing Co. Seniors Irish Bulwark NOTRE DAME, Ind. (fl*h-Six seniors have been starters for Notre Dame's football team this season. As a group they averaged almost 4S minutes playing time each game. They are: Captain Don Penza, right end; Art Hunter, right tackle; Menil Mavraides, right guard; Jim Schrader, center; Johnny Lattner, right halfback; and Neil Warden, fullback. Why not treat yourself like a guest? Taste the whiskey in its flavor.. AlllCiCntJi OP V^V ^^r ^^ The Straight Kentucky Bourbon SIWIIHI mm MIMM . S TOUR KD X nW • ©)», HOOT ME MSItLIN N., FWIBT, IT. Grid SiitctM Story/ Browns Wor/c and Take Nothing for Granted ALL-STATE PAPOOSE — Bo Huffman, co-captain and guard on an undefeated 1853 Blytheville Junior High Papoose squad, was th« only member or the team to earn an all-state position. Huffman was one of 23 boys named to a "first team" by the state's Junior coaches. (Courier News Pholo) Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn—Paddy DeMarco, 140. Brooklyn, outpointed Carlos Chavez. 13T/2, Los Angeles. 10. Holyoke, Mass. — Bobby Courchesne, 127, Chicopee, Mass., stopped Dom Amaroso, 127%, New York. 2. San Francisco—Leonard Morrow, 185, outpointed Willie Bean, 30, Los Angeles, 10, »T MILEI A. SMITH *~ CLEVELAND (AP) — A flabbergasted rookie once put his finger on one important reason for the success of the Cleveland Browns. This young player had been in the training camp of another professional club before coming to the Browns' camp. He scarcely had dirt on his cleats when he came up with this surprised observation: is on the road a good bit, check- Ing on players and contracts.' Wilbur CWeeb) Eubank, tackle coach and talent scout, makes long campus tours, talking with college coaches and players. Backfield Coach Blanton Collier, specialist in pass defense and play diagnosis, makes the famous Browns' charts. He spends weeks and weeks with t movie projector, running through game films hundreds and hundreds of times and studying each frame of the film minutely. Tor each player, he grades every play of every game on such things as initial stance, charge, follow through, "got man," and "why." They're lUldj By August, when the club opens its camp, everyone ii ready for business. This is where the notebook begins. Other clubs "Use them, too, but Cleveland makes the most of them. Each player keeps notes throughout the training season. When league play begins, each player gets a "brochure" the week before each game. Every strength and weakness of "The other club assumed I knew all the fundamentals, and went on from there. But the Browns don't take anything for granted. They teach you their way of doing things right from the start." That Is only the half of it. mil Time For the Browns' staff, one season begins where the last one left off. Even more than on most professional clubs, they make a year around job of it, Coach Paul Brown is at the Pro Bowl and the Senior Bowl in January, attends the Winter meeting of the National League, takes a long Florida vacation, and then becomes General Manager Paul Brown. The off season goes lilc« this for the coaching staff, all of whom played under or assisted Brown at Massilon, Ohio, high school, Miami University, Ohio State and Great Lakes Naval Training Station: Off Season End Coach Howard Brlnker, who also is chief scout, works at lining up draft choices, and prospcttve draft choices for the future. Guard Coach Fritz Heisler also Top Ytar for AC ATLANTIC CITY, N. J- (ft— Th« 50-day thoroughbred race meeting here was the mott tuccuful ever held at the retort course. A record attendance of 834,173 exceeded, la»t year's 801,205 lor a M-day season. The Jack L. Knight stable was the most luccessful. It earned W0.070, resulting mainly from 17 victories. . " the next enemy, and what to do about same, is in the brochure. Also, the whole team is sequestered in a hotel the night before a game —home or away. Psychological Warfare Brown, a turf-kicking sideline dynamo, calls virtually all game signals, sending them in via guards Lin Houston and Chuck Noll. He often sends in a whole series of plays, complete with backfield spacing and line blocking techS nidues. He gets spotters' reports. He growls to himself about the officials 'judgment. He quizzes players coming off the field. Each player on the bench yells instructions on what specific kind of mayhem to commit on specific enemy players. These are no vague exhortations streaming out to the players on the field. Every man on the bench is conducting a sort of psychological -warfare on the enemy. Eaty Hunting JEFTTERSQN CITY, Mo. Wh-Jim Rimtdell ol nearby Hartsburg hat deer hunting down to a tint art. For the past three yeari hi ha* donned his red clothing during tht Missouri deer season, picked up hil rifle and headed for a particular spot in Gasconade county. He plops himself down on th« same weathered stump and wait* patiently with understandable confidence- During the last three yean h« has killed his deer, aiming *t approximately the same spot. Check With BIG LAKE STORE Before You Sell Your Raw Furs Top Market Prices Paid For Mink Coon, and Muskrat C. R. BROOKS -BUYER- Phone 35J3 - Manila, Ark. Why Ford delivers more car for your money With more worth when you buy it... and more worth when you sell it... its your best buy! More go Whether it's Ford's high-compression V-8 or Six, you get more GO per gallon, thanks to Ford's Automatic Power Pilot. Only Ford in the low-price field offers V-8 power . . . only Ford a low-friction, high-compression Six. More ride With Ford's advanced front suspension, front end road shock alone is reduced up to 80$. And with Ford's balanced spring and shock absorber action you travel "first class," whether on boulevard or the rough back roads. More drive Fordomah'c is the only "automatic" in its field which offers both torque converter smoothness and the get-up-and-go of an automatic intermediate gear. Ford also offers gas-saving Overdrive and easy-shifting Conventional. More lookg Modern, clean lines give your- Ford style- setting beauty. And for eye-pleasing decor, you get exterior colors that harmonize with decorator-designed interiors. Ford's beautiful Crestmark bodies feature the most visibility in Ford's field and hull-tight construction. And the way these bodies last is just one more reason why Fords have such high resale value. More advances Ford alone in the low-price field brings you such fine-car features as foam-rubber cushions on all seats, on all models ... suspended pedals . . . Center-Fill Fueling ... and optional Ford Master-Guide, the last word,in power steering, which does up to 15% of the work when you make a turn or park your car. Test Drive the Ford and you'll see why over 1,000,000 car- buyers selected Ford this year I Test Drive a Ford and you'll want to drive it home GREAT TV! FORD THEATRE, WMCT THURS. 8:30 P. AL _ PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chickasawba Phont 4453 . If you're /'nrtreif«d in 4*£J- used cars, be iur« fo te* our silectioni • the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phont 1462

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