The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 21, 1940
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BLYTHEVIUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS County Amateur League Champions Oiylheville Senior And Juniors Win First Games fu • New Gym BV J. P. FRFCM) ifhe Blytheville Chlckasaws and Papooses broke into the win column for the first thus in their new gymnasium by walloping tlic Osceola , quintets here las', night, .Coach John Ed James' paps avenged a previous 20-8 defeat with a' slirrin<> nn:t exciting 22-13 vic- to'ry, while Big Chief Joe Dildy's charges inside it two straight ovei trie scminolcs with some plain mid fa.'n:y goal tossing. 39-20. 'Both victories vode home on fast second linlf surges, Badly outplayed, (hough not outgftincd, in (lie first two periods and holding the short end of a 13-8 count, the Juniors suddenly came to life. They set up an impregnable defense and found the fioal rnnye with a dazzling offense sparked by lanky Hugh (SlnLs-; Dozier to win going mvay. Osceola was nimble to score a' single point in the last half while the Juniors counted six field gpals and livo free pitches for 14 points. Dozier helped himself to eight tallies during ihe spurt, which added to throe field uonls In the first half gave him 14 points for'high score. J. F, Smith, Osce- dia forward, sank three from the floor and added a charily chunk foi seven points and rumiorup honors Caraway and Llllle, Blythevllle forward and guard,' respectively, and Ben Butler Jr.. Osceola guard, turned ill 'Sterling floor games. .Like (heir younger "brothers", the Chicks also were forced to come from behind to win. Shaded sliEht- . ly-'In a nip and tuck .first half during which they lagged, 14-12, they-turned on he heat and began to hit the basket with amazing accuracy,. taking the lead f.nd steadily pulling away. : Earl Morrison opened liie game with a score and Paul Btackwootl, a former Semfnole, retaliated. Dowen sent' his team out in front with'a beauty from near Ihe free throw line, But Billy Mehnrg nguin knotted (he count, by sinking a "crip" as the first quiirlcr ended. The '..visitors forged ahead on field goals by "Red" Amiable, Lnn Williams and Morrison as Mclnrg counlcd twice more, . Blnckwootl cnce, and Coppjdge.a free throw The half eildet! with Osceola out in front 14-12. ;. But Uip second''half jaw the tribal scoring machine in liljh, thanks to Meharg, Using ]>is superior height-to a decided ndvan- tage the Chicks fed him the ball under the basket and the human macaroni model did the rest, counting five field goals. Titantlc Bo Coppedgc, Norman "Monk" Mbsley and Blackwood also had a big hand ;tri the scoring.- The mile Williams, who has to stand on his reach.the 5 It-foot, mark, in comparison to his guarding op- pontnt; Coppadge, who is n gocii foot .taller,, scored five of the six Osceola points In the last half in addition to playing an aggre.ssive game .on; the floor. Meharg's 16 points easily gave him offensive laurels. Blackwood had nine, with Mosley, Williams and Amiable totaling seven apiece. Mayneld '"Sonny" Lloyd was cs- pcciclly Impressive at handling Ihe ball. .The box scores: •JUNIORS . The lower picture shows members of tlie Manila boys sqimd. Front row, lelt to Osceola (13) Seatoti, I J, P. Smith, f . Frazler, f Phillips, c Sutler, g Banks, g Lawrence, g. Tctais Blythevilie (22) Caraway, f Haines, f Allen, f .... FG FIG FC TP ,. 0 1 6 13 FG F1O FC TP Lamtert, f 0 Dozier, c 0 Stafford, c . i Little, g ".' i Hocchin. g .. 1 0 0 0 0 14 4 2 3 2 '""" rc " r " cllt Mississippi county in • Ihe district toiirnamonl Feb. 20-27. Today's Sport Parade Bj HEOT.T . LOS ANGELES. Feb. 21. (UP>- Thc-re may be a better. Quicker (o-.mula tor suc.-cra than staying the distance with Jce Louis l;i a prize fight ring, but those of us who sat around Arturo Oodoy's I'.otel suite here yesterday have our C'oubts. Even marry toy the boss' daughter, cr winning U'.c Ecmocrntic ):ilmaiy in Alabama doesn't fur- nlsii as quick n cut to f.ims mid fortune. Three weeks ago. before Gcdoy went 15 rounds with (lie champion iu Madison Square Garden, he was as unknown ns th? of a common cold. His — — — — ! name was a household word ii 1 22 jly one household—that of Mamma Totals 10 SENIORS I nnd Pappn Godoy. ionic where down Csceola ("M FG Flo Fc TP In Chile. lured him. Without Rskinj to see the cup. for iliumbalng and tangoing he says he won in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Madison Square Garden, agents booked him I think Godny got Louis by Ills Ills name in lights. His hotel room \vns a mad-houss, what, with phones clanging, bellhops flying in and out with messages, ami Kiilogniph seekers nil but beating down the door to get n genuine "Artuvo Godoy" on a sup of paper. Godoy couldn't accept all the cfTciv;. There were loo many evsn for a set of Shims- twins ' working in doubb shifts. So, wilh the aid cf his tour manager, Billy iVicCarncy. he sifted them out and took only the test, 'time was a consideration, ico. bemuse Los Angel :s Is not th 2 only city thnt nants a peek at the man who with Louis. He must leave Wiilie'ms, f Crivtr, ( .. ....... o BartIei-3. f ........ o Amiable, c ....... 3 Bowen, g ......... I Bannister, g ...... o Morrison, g ....... 2 Bryant, g ......... o £hani:o;!. g ....... o ;Tota!s , ....... Elytliavllls <3Q) Copp;dg;, f Meharg. f Ross, f New you should see him. He traveled across country in the thgaiic; of n mnbarajah His brief steps al such points ns Kansas City nnd St. Louis brou e ht out . crowds. w as inter- 2 10 I'O FG FIG FC TP . r- vicv,cd and photographer! and bis list-ncrs hung en his words like aucfcats en a 'horizontal bar Los Angeles stud nearby iiolly- v.coii. neither c( which is u-wc- custcmtd to celebrities wre e\- 5 6 3D BlacUwo- .1. c . Lloyd, 4 Mcslcy, g .... Hyde, s hanls, g Tc'^ls ~* • • • n u && Referee — Danny W.irrlngtoii limtr—Tommy Warrington. Purse Snalchcr Gets Spoon NEW BEDFORD. Mass. (TJP)- The man who snatched the handbag of Mrs Albert Pcrusse prob- abtv was disappointed when he inspected his loot. Th« ba 3 con- Ulned an empty bottle and a spoon Mrs, Peruke carried her pay envelope in a coat pocket y nv « fcr hall room numbers anrt Up ,™,t ' re!)u atio " of C P " ' en ro "" tls wlh 1 Invitations that his charge 6 .„- (aires could not licndie all of them I ™L7u l °\ KA to ™ sa 3 c au » s - wttiiin ten days to fulfill cncnge- mcms in Buffalo, Pccria, Sauk Center, and way points. For ihs moment he is nuich more of r.n attraction than the man who licked him. Louis beat him and kept the title, but dropped mlo comparative obscurity, while Gcdoy was vaulted into the position of a national figure. Gcrfcy is r.ot the only man who l:cs feathered his nrst 'with dollar "ills on the strength of having survived fifteen rounds with Louis Tommy Farr's defeat by the champion was worth much more to him •I '.''"i 1 ,"" y vlclor >' ]K ever scored. having stayed Detroit bomb- Yale Didn't Get Coy,, the Younger by the day. Tile movies wanted him. Holly- word called I !P to " a sk him if 1,0 Kf-rc- a-railRbic to make several . crl s.JDjccls and even Uic mtgh- S; .^"y^™ «« 'MOM.! 'g him play in n new su- Thc South Amer- kcpt hk phone r ,'IA ----- - lc s l'"»k on this hour? f,° f i c iL C L h ". "*i *ih in Way." Radio Ceu!d mlnutcs? vm 1 h s n v-ould he have tlnw enough to guast s!ar on that national hookup? The theaters went right out and Billy Mccatwy. the old carpet- tagger of boxing, who is handling Gcdoy on tcur. says the South Amolcan should be champion to- nay. Biily, who lias been watching fighters since 1888. nnd who knows ns much about ihe business as any man nllve, swore on a stack of racing forms that Godoy licked Louis. "Godoy was the aggressor - " •• * *' t- tttjKICAOU^ throughout," Billy said. "You never have seen a heavyweight champion with his back to the ropes cs much as Louis against Godoy. I think God oygot Louis by his complete lack of fear before the light, and the way he look oil Peter Coy, son of Yale football Immortal, Ted Coy, passed ,!,, his father's alnia mater for University of. Virginia but shows a lot of his famed parent's athfetic aptitude. Although loo light for football he has a lot of promise as 1.11-pound, member of varsity boxing t c ,\ni. Louis had in an early round in the rouiih ov fifth round Jce ii.ji- cd Godoy with a left aivl n'-iit can-led all the power 1 K - i,^ Godoy just kept walking m. '[-hat scrl cf pulled Joe's cork nnrt he never really punched again" Smithy's Anvil • Sloln, SAN JOSE. Cal. <UP>—Peiie;. ;,..„ looking for a slronj-nrm biiviar Ke stole a btacksmilli's nnvn°ij c .' ionging to Clem cohnnbet. Tr.cre were no Indications that it i, a d been carried: off otherwise than K' hand. ' * Ik Rewrote Rules, Glamorized Game And Pioneered Development Jfy IIAHKY GflAVSON' lir.A Service SporU Editor NEW YORK, Feb. ID.—Some of the Johr.ny-Come-Uitely.-i arc call- iiij Ernie Sliore, tlie great < m'n. Mv. Hockey. They forget that Curl Is l/>ster Patrick, head man of tlie New Yo;k Hangers, is Old Man Hotkey Himself. I.est<-r Patrick has rewritten tlie nilis to such nn extent that he noii' is tlie walking rule book of piDfex-iomi! hockey. Patrick, the most successful man i'i hockey, thought of the money- gating playoffs, which have been «,[ji«i by minor league basclxill, lie eliminated body-checking into bfirkbimrds. He is responsible tor (lie three ureas of the ice. and tlie lor.vurj pass in the center area. He made it permissible for go m to pass fonvnrd in defensive i ras. His legislation permitted lon'.jird passes in attacking zones. Hi' removed restrictions from forward unises in all areas. The pen- ally shot, n spectacular addition, was Patrick's. I HIST PLAYED ON VACANT LOTS IN MONTHEA1. Lester P.Uriclc and his brother. Frank, were two of tlie finest cie- (cnscmcn who ever played the They were promoters who were not afraid to lake n chance. Lester Patrick was n master irlesman . . . sold liockey to business men. The Patrick brothel's were the ("ii|)ii-c builders of the glistening ,mie. Tlie Patricks and Art Ross, noiv nnd for years head man of the Boston Bruins, first played hoek'ey on the vacant lots and iloooed sidewalks of Montreal, where they grew up together, tt was the Patricks who took tile game on its first important step . . to Ihe Pacific northwest. It .returned n major .sport. ' Lester changed ninny oki-fash- .ioned ideas about coaching and lung has been the leading exponent of the theory that a good player should bs abls to play anywhere. He has right-hand shots playing left wing, and vice versa BUILT FIRST ARTIFICIAL 1UNK IN VANCOUVER < When Lester Patrick was 19, cowboy. stories Inspired him to head west. The man destined to put hockey on big time had had a taste of the new country when his father, Joseph Patrick, sold timber leases for a million dollars in the wir.tcr of 1D11, and the tftmlly moved to British Columbia p The Patricks built the first artificial ice plants ill Vancouver, Victoria nnd Westminster. They organized tlie Pacific Const League Lester jnj Frank each .put iip $25,000. ' Patrick senior produced the, rest . . . $400,000. The boys interested outside capital . . . had rinks constructed in Seattle and Portland. Frank was the circuit's president. Lester said tickets in Vic- ,toria. Frank did the same thing In Vancouver, where he still hold i'ortli. Tho Patricks did well while British Columbia wjs enjoying a boom before the World War. They struggled nlouj thereafter but finally «ere forced to join hands with the Western Canada League. HAD CROP OF GOOD FLAYERS TIED UP • The Patrirks lost considerable money in their far western venture. It was n briMk for them when their old friend. Art Boss, introduced liockey in Boslon in 1924-5, ar.d the late Tom Duggan and William V. Dwycr put the New York Americans in Madison Square Garden the following winter. ; Players were In great demand when the Rangers nude their bow in New York, the Red Wings in Detroit, and the Blackhnwks in Chicago In the campaign of 1926-7. The Patricks had many of the better players tied up in western Canada. f The Patricks sold their interests for something like 5300,000. Boston got seven athletes for 450,000. including the still (lery Eddie Shore, who came from Edmonton. The Blackhawks paid $100,000 for H players. Detroit bought Lester Patrick's Victoria Cousars for $103,000. Lester Patrick became general manager and coach of the Ringers. He now is vice president oi the Madison Square Garden Corporation. Patrick doesn't get less than J2C.OCO yearly from the Garden and cashes in handsomely by writing; and speaking on hoikcy. Uynn and Murray Patrick, his two sow who star for him on the Rangers, net close to $15,000 between them. Without Lester Patrick, hockey might still be a back vard gams In Montreal. Hutchins 'Most Valuable' Northeast Center Grklcler JVRDNKSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 19JO Read Ccurler News want ads. Try One nf Our Delicious PIC SANDWICHES Oie Hickory Inn Acres* From Hljfh Sch»«l Max irnlehtns, former nlythe- vllle high football ilar and a half- Jack for Northeast Center of l/juis- Innii Stale University al Monroe for (he past two seasons, has been awarded the coveted honor of b°- ln.? dei'Ini-ed tile "most valuable player" during Die past .season, He was presented a handsome trophy at the Y's Men club banquet aiveii annually (or Hie football lesim when this aiva| .<, Wfts |1|ade Tlip, son of !),•. n!K | MJ . S w p' Huichlns ol Manila, Max attended high whool I,, this city where he played his football. In the years lie was at (he Junior colletie or U S. u., he starred In football having been outstanding both me first and seco.i<) yvars on the team. . Mickey Westbrcok, an pud who was declared the most valuable lineman and who received an award, was a roommate of Max These two outstanding honors nro tops m football circles of Die schcol, according lo nre.';s dispatches. . Max has now enrolled at Union University. Jackson, Tenn. after completing his junior college work and will continue his football career there along with another nlythc- vllle toy, Dick Ti,,Um, who also Played football at Northeast Center. THE PAYOFF BY JERKY BRONDF1ELD NEA Service Sports Writer The Big Show having come r.ncl jane. Homer Norton blew a blast m his whistle ami the natives irotind college Station, already treated to an unusual winter; lig- tireed It was an earthquake they were contending with next. However, it was only Homer's Texas A. & M. grid squat! report- I Ing for spring drill and. as one sage ' remarked when the Aggies burst I m the field: "It'll take an old-' fashioned rou'ndup.lo stop those uys," But according to the signs in (he wind, rounding up the Aggies next fall assumes a task of staggering proportions. For Hie next 30 days the rest of 'he Southwest Conference will csst, furtive eyes toward College Station as Norton prepares what easily might become one of Ihe great tennis of all time. "They tell me," murmurs Norton, "that the national championship is ready to be wrapped, pack- id and deliverer! to us. But I recall they said the saini.- thing about Ohio State in the. spring of 1935 . . . and Notre Dame'knocked 'em : JfT. They said it about Pitt in 1938 i . . . nnd Carnegie Tecli and Duke bumped, 'em. They said it about Northwestern last year . . . nnrl— a'ell I guess they lost to almost werybody, didn't they?" KIMUKOUGH ALONE IS JUST ABOUT ENOUGH Professor Norton raises a good point and lie can't be censure:) for being cautious but it's hard for him to suppress n chop-licking attitude as he surveys what's left of (he 1039 outfit which ran rough !hcd over 10 straight foes, winding ilp by whipping n tough Tulane Seam in the Sugar Bowl. The phrase "what's left" is something of nn understatement, because Homer has practically everything left, including All-America John Klriibrough, who did most of the rough-shod running.. Coaches have been quoted as saying that Kimbrough and any 10 student managers Is enough lo wreck anybody's club. Only three members of last year's .team are gone—Tackle Joe Boyd, End Herb Smith and Qcnrterbiick Wnlcmon Price. But in addition to Kimbrough. who deploys at full, the Aggies MM have Jim Thomason, best Max HuU'hin's, formti- Chlckasaw fcollall star, won this hanilsomr Ironhy for being- rhcsen sis the "must valuable player" on the football tc;im of Northeast Center, jiir.ior college of Louisiana Slate University. blocking back in the southwest- Derace Moscr and Lr.i Conatscr, corking running backs, :inrt MB-' fion Pugli who spelled off Price last year, and who will take over the signal-calling. Behind (his quartet (ire plenty of reserves and some swell graduates of the freshman ranks. Bill Buchanan returns at one 'nd. The other terminal will be fouglit over by Bill Dawson. 6- foot 5-inch kickcfl artist., and Jim Sterling, who lettered last fall while only 11 years old. Ernie Pannell is said to be as good a tackle as, All-America Joe Boyd and is a standout, at one side of the line. Chip Routt lends a Irio of Jettennen battling for the other berth. Marshall Robnctt, an nll-corifcr- cnca guard, returns and Eel Kob- nelt may make It « brother net It he can stave off Chuck Henke, lasl'i' regular. The first thne centers return for duly, with Tammy Vaughn, (Well Herman nnd Heiiry Hnuscr 'ranked in Uiat o;der, All (old (here -arc 24 varsity let- tcrmen available'and this horde of experienced nmnirlRi just aoout represents Hie fij-u two (cams of last fall. Southwest nitiijs can't remember any team that ciime up with as much sheer physical slrenglh unless it was ihe Texas Christian team of 1938. The Trogs had nuvoy O'Brien and Hie -Iggics have John Kimbrough. Little D.ivcy paiiicd them ilixv.v Big John Is the i hit-skipper who runs over everything in his path OBrien cllslud out Die more mcr- jiiul defeat ol the two. Chicks Take Onjonesboro Wilh basketball enthusiasm rapidly lnor<!iisiii<f because cf games nciv being played in the new gyrn, » large croivd is expected tonight lor the double-header with Joncs- ):oro. The junior tqnms of the two schools will meet before the finale ft-hich will be a tilt between the -enior teams. The Blytheville boys are improving daily now that practice facilities are available and the games between Blyiheville's most deadly rivals promise to be fasi and furious. East Arkansas Team Beats Green's Dairy The ladies' bowling team of East Arkansas Builders nosed out the lassies of Karl Green's Dairy by a narrow margin Monday nl'ht at the Plainer alleys. F-frle Wcslall of Green's rolled 210 for the highest score of the match. The leading averages for each team were held by Mertis Moore of East Arkansas with 194 and Mary Lou whittle of Green's with ISO. Inexperienced divers are in danger of breaking their necks when they strike tlie dense salt water of Great Salt lake, Utah STANDARD TIRES •OTHER SIZES r*OPORT10NATELY LOW PRICES! AT TODAY'S As Cftc Per Week Low As 'On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Olil Scliciiley's cxceplionril mildness makes it unique iinioiig rich bonded whiskies — exceptional value makes iliiniijiic among o//wliiskic3.

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