The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 6, 1955
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PAG1 «IX _BLYTHEVILLE COUEIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY- 6, 1988 BUS May Become Member of Big Seven South Favored In Senior Bowl Coaches of Both Sides Predicting Big Day for Rebels MOBILE, Ala, (fP)— Both Senior Bowl coaches are predicting a happy day for the South in the sixth annual classic-Saturday, just like they did before the last three games. The North won them all. Jolly Steve Owen, director of the South forces and a rare optimist among coaches, is enthusiastic over the 25 stars picked for his squad. "You know, I believe we've got better personnel than we've ever had," he said after looking at his team in several workouts. ' We've got some good big boys in the line but I like those backs." Grim Paul Brown agrees with his opponent, "How can we possibly win?" he asks. Line Big "Our line isn't as big as it has been in the past seasons. Those South boys are giants compared to what we have. Then those sand burns some of our players got in the Rose Bowl are going to hurt our offense quite a bit." The "good big boys" Owen has include end Max Boydston, 207, Okla.; tackles Sid Fournet, 225, Louisiana State, and All-America Keed Rex Boggan, 235, Mississippi, guards Prank Mincevich, 240, South Carolina, and All-America Bud Brooks, 301, Arkansas, and All- America center Kurt Burris, 209, Oklahoma. Btelskl Praised Among "those backs," Owen calls Maryland's Dick Bielski "as good a fullback as you'Ll see on the field Saturday. He can do anything a fullback is supposed to do." Brown, coach of the pro cham- pionsiiip Cleveland Browns, need offer no apologies for his club, however. He has such backfield standouts as Rose Bowl star Dave Leggett of national champion Ohio State at quarterback, Lindon Crow of Southern Cal and Bob McNamara of Minnesota at halfbacks, and All- America Alan Ameche ol Wisconsin at fullback. The squads will wind up practice with a 'single drill tomorrow. About 30,000 are expected for the game. OBS will broadcast the game, but it will not be televised. Letter of Intent Filed with AAA By GEORGE CLARK Courier News Sports Editor If everything goes well, Blytheville High School may become an active member of the state's Big Seven Athletic Conference by 1956, it was announced today. Superintendent of Schools W. B. I The letter of intent was filed with Nicholson today verified reports that he has filed a letter of intent with the Arkansas Athletic Association and with members of the Big Seven expressing a desire for Blytheviiles High School to become a member of the state's highest athletic classification. But Mr. Nicholson quickly cautioned that the transfer of the Chickasaws' classification was "still in the negotiating stage" and that no definite decision has been reached. "We have merely written a letter the AAA and Big Seven members last week but the fact was kept quiet by officials of both Blytheville High School and the Arkansas Athletic Association yesterday when Jimmy Atkinson, of the Pine Bluff Commercial, broke the news. Just p-ootball? Atkinson stated that the Chicks were seeking membership in the Big Seven in football only. However, this statement was not verified by either the AAA or Blytheville High School officials. Mr. Nicholson stated the school's reason for seeking membership in the Big Seven is because most of the the AAA and the Big Seven schools expressing a desire to become a member of the Big Seven," ^ Mr. Nicholson told the Courier News, j class °AA schools'oi this area" feel Awaiting Comment ! they cannot compete with the Chicks "We have asked for and are I m football. awaiting comments from the. Big | Last year the Chicks had only one Seven members and will make no; class AA team on their schedule definite decision until such com-1 and because of the wholesale boy- ment is received. I co tt of other District UA\ schools "We do not want to put ourselves. the chicks did not compete for the in the position of trying to force district title. ourselves on anybody. If comment This year, the Chicks have two from the Big Seven members is-fa- Big Seven school?, North Little Rock vorable, then we will go ahead with our plan. If it is not, we probably will remain as we are," Mr. Nicholson stated. In Little Rock, Johnie .Burnett, executive.secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association, told the Courier News that he has received a copy of Mr. Nicholson's letter but stated that while it actually is a letter of intent, he has interpreted it as 'a "feeler" to Big Seven schools. and Pine Bluff, on their schedule while Newport is the only Class AA team on the slate. Jlr. Nicholson stated that at UK present time Blytheville High School does not have sufficient enrollment to automatically become a member of the Big Seven. According to AAA regulations, an average daily enrollment of 500 in the upper three grades is needed for a school to automatically become Chicks VS. Augusta in NEA Meet Today; Manila, Leachville Win The^ChicksTnd lugulta"were scheduled to ^^\^^^S^!& the right to meet the Chicks after eliminating Piggott 65-50 in a first round game yesterday afternoon. Another Mississippi County team, Manila, moved into the quarter final round yesterday morning with a 72-70 surprise win over Harrisburg's Hornets in the tournaments first real upset. By virtue of its win, Manila will meet tourney-favored Jonesboro in quarter-final contest at 8:30 p.m. tonight. Leachville Wins TEAM GRADUATE — Am I*eachville's third seeded Lions also moved into the quarter finals v.'iih a 65-51 victory over Marianna , Leachville also plays tonight meeting Forrest City in a quarter- linal game at 10 p.m. In other Class A games yesterday Forrest City defeated Hoxie 62-38. In the Class B bracket Nettleton, one of the tournament's powerhouses, whipped Poughkeepsie by P. 69-61 count. Cash also proved that it is to be reckoned with by trouncing a good Black Rock team 67-52. Dyess, Dell Play Today Both Dyess and Dell are scheduled to play Bono at 9 a.m. today in one of the two remaining first round games. In the other, Mt. Pleasant was slated to meet Caraway at 10:3C a.m. today. Dyess Eagles were to play Grubbs •^ot 4 p.m. today in a quarter-final match that could prove to be a very interesting contest. Batesville Plays Rector In other games today Batesville raise its classification merely; based on each previous year's aver- by filing a letter or intent with , age number belonging as reported in the AAA. No vote is necessary. i the annual high school report to the However, he said, for a school to j County Supervisor which is in turn : lower its classification, a two- thirds j reported to the State Department of j , t_ from NCAA Meet- majority vote of district schools in the classilication to whish it wishes to be lowered is necessiiry. Mr. Burnett told the Courier News that he seriously doubts if the Chicks could get a big Seven foot- Education." However Article 5b of the AAA's regulations concerning classification states: "A team shall have the privilege of promoting Itself from a lower to a higher classification at its ball schedule this year as mast of | own request, providing such request the Big Seven schools already have j is made in writing to the AAA by their schedules filled. January l, preceding the nex£ foot- However, he said the Chicks prob- ball season and provided further the Sanders to Get Coach Of Year Award Tonight Sports Roundup— Mays Is Great But He Needs Help By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As a sort of afterthought, the New York Giants announced yesterday that they had signed an outfielder named Don Mueller for the 1955 season. Evidently, someone in the world champions' organization got to President Horace Stoneham and convinced him that Willie Mays, great as he is, will need a little help. conciS NCAi^dlorth SaSlr0n ° mlCal ^^ * •*" ably could get a . full schedule of j team shall remain in said~ higher 1 P' ace ' "' "' ' Big Seven games for the 1956 season.' classification lor two (2) years." of the the New Howard newspapers! coaches conventions takes of UCLA, the "Coach by and Sun and the Scripps- Team and Coach But No Schedule MEDWAY, Mass. f/P)—The Med- '.vay high school basketball team has just about everything i.t needs j for a great season. i The players turn out four days a week for practice sessions in the town hall, and they have a topflight coach in John Jordan, son of Harvard University footbah coach Lloyd Jordan. But one thing is missing. No schedule. Maybe next year. to S a a n?n-wS° n ™ achedth! ;,V'; l!lnS «•<=• " was-learned. He has talks jue presented to him t ;i 't C. Jacobs, president ( College of Hartford, Corn As we like to reconstruct it, the conversation between Stoneham, speaking from his winter home at Phoenix, and his assistant here in charge of contracts must have run about like this. Horace, still dreaming of that catch Mays made in the first game of the World Series, was a trifle Irriated at having his favorite reverie interrupted. "If it isn't important," we hear him snap, "don't bother me. I've got important things on my mind." "But Boss," pleads our contract man, "don't you think we ought to be doing something about Mueller? I was thinking maybe we might even give him a little raise. He had a real good season." Willie Got One "A raise! What'd that, guy do to deserve a raise? I thought I told you if there were going to be any raises give 'em to Willie." "You did, Boss, and we've already given him a good one. But Don's going to notice if he doesn't get one too. Maybe you didn't notice, but he was out there in right field evevy day, just like Willie was playing center, and he didn't hurt us at all. Did you realize he got seven hits in the series?" "If he did they must've been pretty little hits. I know that Willie hit. 41. homers for us during the season and I'd like to know how many this guy you're hollering about got." "He didn't do so good there, Boss. He only got four all year. But he got 212 hits, which was more than any other batter in the j league, and he struck out only 17 times. You'll have to admit that's pretty good. And another thing you might not have noticed, he had a better batting average than Willie going into the last game of the season. He finished! only three points back of Willie's i .345." "Well (somewhat mollified), if you really feel that way, go ahead and give this Millard, or whatever his name is, a little hike. From what you say, I guess he didn't hurt us any. I'd still like to know why my manager never said anything about him to me." Around 4 Years "That's just it, Boss. Don's been around steady ever since 1950, but Leo never gave him a regular job until last season. Leo was always looking to find some big guy who could unload home runs into those right field stands. But now he thinks like I do that Don's a good man to have in the lineup." P.S.—The metropolitan press, obviously tis confused about Mueller's worth as was Stoneham. estimated , that the mysterious outfielder will receive anywhere from &20.000 to $28,GOO for "his services next season. They agree only that he is 27 and might have a fine career, ahead of him if he keeps out of Willie's way on fly balls. "« first time, the American Football Coaches Assn. has P it itself on record on the subject ol sprm- training;. And naturally he coacties are for it in a bii way—about 499 to 1. their feelines known scheduled this week with representatives of both. Blackman also has been mentioned in the lobby gossip as a posr sibility for Dartmouth's head coach vacancy along with a dozen others. yesterday pproving a resolu- - — "i'1-Muvuig a retoiu- asking [he NCAA to Con5kler the present 20 to 30 UP AND AROUND—Summer'Tan and Trainer Sherrill Ward are at Hialeah, where the leading money-winning juveniles of 1954 will be prepared for next year's three-year-old classics, including the $100,000 Flamingo over the Florida course. After pick-| ing up $151,000 for winning the Garden State, swelling Summer] Tan's earnings to $230,420. the colt was stricken with colic, hov-| •red DMT d««th tut three d«y«, lost 100 pounds. (NEA) Geese Population Is On Increase EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's wild geese population Is booming, wildlife specialists say. Dr. Miles D. Pirnie of Michigan State College said Canada geese nested in at least 15 counties last spring. sions fro days. Acted Too Late late h [ 0C ^ ( ° h f S ' howe «''. acted too ™£*&SiF£^««* of^£--r—e 1 ^ be hmited to five days a week dur- ™lus?y P f0tSiXCalendarwee ^ exclusive of vacation periods at spfan hb e lnh 1, d ''° P""*' '""0"* exS tw "'K* SeSslons must nt * exceed two hours duration tin,, making- a total of. not more than 60 hours of out of season pr ac lice. No games between schoo|s on campus scrimma^R h n K Arkansas Coach Bowden Wyatt and Gen. Robert Neyhmd, athletic director of Tennessee, which is hunting for a new coach, have admitted talking to each other "but just informally." Gen. Neyland said he has talked to a dozen other coaches, too .and that he didn't expect to do anything about .filling the job this week. ^ Bragg City Piays Wardell Tonight CARUTHERSVILLE — Two extra basketball games will be played in Pemiscot County tonight. Warden's boys and girls will play host to teams from Bragg city in a doubleheader to be played at the Wardell High School gymnasium. and Rector clashed at 1 p.m. lot the right to meet the winner of the Blytheville-Augusta contest in the semi-finals. The winners of these two games will meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Ash Flat and Valley View square off in their quarter final match at 7 p.m. tonight. In the Manila-Harrisburg game. Manila's Lions staged n brilliant finish to overcome the Hornets in the closing minutes. Harrisburg at one time held an 18 point lead in the third quarter but the stubborn Lions fought back like champion; and went on to win. Leachville had little trouble In disposing of Marianna. The Uons jumped to an early lead and held on, warding off a strong Marianna finish. Wyatt and Neyland In 'Friendly Chat' NEW YORK (AP) — Arkansas' Football Coach Bowden Wyatt and Tennessee's Athletic Director Bob Neyland, both here to attend the National Football Coaches Association, have talked "informally" but say they haven't gotten down to brass tacks on the coaching vacancy at Tennessee. Wyatt said yesterday they hadn't*, talked about it at all. General Neyland said "It was just a friendly little discussion," and that he did not expect to fill the vacancy created j by the filing of Harvey Robinson; I f. by the end of this week. ' " Meanwhile, Sports Editor Raymond Johnson of the Nashville Tennessean wrote in today's edition that Neyland will again become Tennessee's coach unless Wyatt accepts the post. Wyaw, a lormer Tennessee all- America end and a native of Knoxville, In his second season'With Arkansas this year coached the Razorbacks to a suprising 8-2 regular game record and a spot in the Cotton Bowl, where the Porkers lost 14-6 to Georgia Tech. Wyatt's salary at Arkansas was boosted from $12,000 to S15.000 a year toward the end of the season. His contract has three more years to run. Neyland retired from active coaching at Tennessee last year. His successor, Robinson, was fired recently after a poor season. Horsemeat Is Rather Costly COLUMBUS, Oslo W» — The A1I- wood Stable of Far Hills, N. J., was the leading purchaser of harness horse yearlings in 1954 with $141,000 spent for young- horseflesh. The U. S. Trotting Assn. also announced that the runnerup was Sol Camp of Shafter, Cal., who paid Arkansas Tech Cage Finals MOBILE, Ala. (IP) — Arkansas Tech and Mcmphle State, winners in the first round of the Senior Bowl basketball tournament last night, tangle for the championship tonight. Tech coasted past Mississippi Southern 81-69, and -State downed host Spring Hill 94-83. Southern and Spring Hill met in a consolation tilt before the' title game. fi Substitute forward Willard Smith dropped in 14 points In the second period to pull Tech from a 15-H quarter lead go to 42-32 halftime margin, and Southern never got closer than 10 points after that. Smith and Southern center Seabourn Watts each got 22 points. The boards were pretty well controlled by 6-7 center Don Sevier and 6-3 forward E. C. O'Neal of Tech. Memphis State, with a dazzling . 44.8 shooting percentage, was never in trouble. I by fi-tr- Real Irish Fan NOTRE DAME, Ind. W) — Peter Shannon of Chicago can claim to be Notre Dame's No. 1 football fan. He has seen every game In the past four years. Of course there's a special rea- 590,500. In 1953 Camp was the top! son. "is son, Dan, left end and vearling buyer and All wood Stable! co-captain of the '54 squad, hai second. ' been a regular for four years. Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla . was runner-up for the U. S. women's tennis crown five times before winning in 1954. Dave Kerr, former goalie of the New York gangers, now operates a restaurant in Windsor, Ontario. Rolling in Prizes OLD FORGE, Pa. U) — George Billick. one of the nation's top bowlers, has won a flock of prizes in ABC tournaments the last 15 years. Billick has received seven diamond rings, three diamond wrist watches, a clock and a medal. Last season he rolled three perfect games of 300, thus making his lifetime total 12. Blackman Sought co?rnU h lhe m ° S£ sou Sht after coaches by coachless teams « Thff ^ Batman of Denver u-hn i * £ ern Calif °™ia graduate J\ho led Denver to the Skyline C Qn I ference championship last fall, ls being pursued by the T — *- - Airiomafce Gprrfrol! Appliance Co. Inc. In Osceola ... You may buy the Courier News Cramer's Cafe and Reidy Drugs ADAMS APPLIANCE Inventory Clearance Sale Continues! 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