The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 29, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 29, 1940
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PAGfc SIX BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK)- COURIER NEWS 'FalW Of Football Sonny Lloyd Leads Locals' Scoring Parade Wednesday Niehl The' Blylhcville Chicks hit (heir scoring stride lust night <o win a lelurn basketball game from Mt- nila at Ihe Blylheville iiym by a score of 37 lo 2C. Several clays 1,0 the Chicks were eliminated from the Mississippi County tourney by 0,e Manila catsers. It was Sonny Lloyd, .spmly 1'h- IlieYllle forward, who stole the .scoring honors last night in tl f Chick triumph with a lotal of 14 j points, all as the result of iield goals. Two of his teammates, "Do' Coppedgc and Paul BlnckttonJ were also hilling the basket with considerable accuracy and gather ed ten points each. Manila's crack forward, Mowler. was held lo a total of nine points but- led other members of his smind In individual scoring. The Blytheville Papooses, however, did not fare so well against the Manila juniors, losing by a score of 31 lo 11. This will be (lie final home game for the Chicks who arc scheduled lo go to Marked Tree tomorrow to participate in the district toiivna- mem. M.,,11. and WachvUte arc other ''A" Class schools from this comity which will participate. Four Klory of fuolliall is cniii|iti'(c u'lthnul Amo THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2f), 3!MO ciigo portfolio, lie could have remained as chairman of a committee on athletics, a post created for him. Had ho stayed on he would have fought mlglUlly against the action of the trustees that deprived Chicago of the game he love.s, but iho xeal for active I-.PI vice with boys slill burned .so .strongly within him that he no «'»t«l Hie College of the Pacific olfer. "1 went west when 1 was a [f Ci'll n I ivr I young man," remarked (he snappy He Otlll I rodllCCS Will- ! M-pluagcjiurlan. -rm going west iiBuin, and I'm still a young man. l-'oMball has kept me young, n v;ill keep anybody young." i.KA»s TI:A;\I AUAINST XOTHH DA.Mi: NKXT I'AI.I, KlA'AK was the first athletic director to acquire faculty status. Mis name has stood for character, Alter 50 Years Of Ser ners '..lor the rugged honesty and stern .simplicity that arc Intolerant of l»y IIAHIIV miAVSON N1IA Scivlte Kpoiu iMitoi Arnos Alon/o Staff's story is II of inler-rallf-ijiale athletics—Io- ball in particular. Prominent in football In infancy, the l/innlc Klaujf Exit and Yale knew In the 'BOs liui i :.hum or any bargaining or trim- mere limn any other Individual : ining at the sacrifice of convictions to make it Ihe highly sole-mill" '. and principles, regardless ol emol- nnd dramatic spectacle it is lod.iv. | uinnils or penalties. Camp,, Warner, llnugliiu.'i. j Ills allegorical all-slar loam is Kuppkr. liockne. Jones. The whin-, j couched by Discipline, its <iuart«- brislliniHiaiied Stag" is the due. r, i tack is Dependability, the fullback of them all, ! (jbeiiiencc and Die halfbacks, Kell- I once asked Knule Control and .Self-Rcliunce. The | Yankees; Browns ave Mid-Siimmcr Day TAMPA. PH., Feb. 2'J. <UI>> — The OinciniiKti club trainer has not had a patient spring training. Manager Hill in three days of McKcc-hnie ei! (lie first jqitart of St. Louis llromis nf> iliey opened spring (raining today. The thermometer hovered around the 94-degrcc mark yesterday when the first contingent of bailerymen arrived. Of the 1!2 pitchers and c.itfhei.s scheduled to start drills, 17 were on hand. .Salary War Kmls ORLANDO. Pla., pel). 2'J. (UI'J — The .salary war between President Clark Griffith of Die Washington Nationals and Dutch Leonard, the lim-lcr, ended today with "B" clflM schools. Shawnec, Bin- cicUe. Mississippi County school, amid Blucktvater, will also BO to the meet. Last night's box scores: (Senior game) I winning (lie biggest slngls bet In history, and In the second, Blylhevillc (37) Blackwood 10 Lloyd 14 Coppedge 10 Hyde Moslcy 3 Substitutes: Ross. Afaniln—White Blylheville (11) Pos. Pos. F F C . G It would inalte Kanbn Ihc greatest money winner of all time. In one race he could surpass Ihe all-timr 1 mark of Sun Beau, and make (he winning:: of .Seablseuil, Gallant Manila <•>(>) ^° x - ^ Vl>l Admiral nnd nil thr Fowler ol 0 "" 1 ™ sc <-'"' '""'"S' Love 2 I A IH! in (he Ihlrd place, a win by Denton 2 ! Kanlan would undoubtedly mart: Hutlon 'i the sudden (and welcome! demise' fade before Kantan completes the mile and a quarlcr journey, but his owner figures (hul the day of miracles may not be past as reported. ai:<! thai- Kanlan turn one. G Ashabranner t> Blytheville, Harris, 5. Grant. of Brother Offutt. Can you picture Offutt's feeling if he had lo stnnrt in the clubhouse, and watch Knn- Haines Lambert Dopier 5 Houchins Caraway Subslilules Manila (31) : tan pound into the strclch a leugtli F P C G G Edwards 10 Fowler 8 Shaw 1! Mutton 2 Nimnclly Blytheville — Little t>. Marsh, Stafford. Thompson, Allen Manila—S\vlnk. Sp .By Today's ort Parade ARCAUIA, Cal.. Feb. 2S1. (UP)— ff a horse named Kantan wins the Santa Anita handicap this Saturday look lor Warner Brothers First National studio lo produce two or three hundred-super, colossal, tremendous, gigantic epics in n row. Let Ihis hide come in first, ahead of Senblsctiit, Kayak If, Heclfly, Whichcee and the others, and Warners will do a movie, so big lhat they'll use Spencer Tracy. Jimmy Cftgney and Bettc Unvis as dress extras in mob scenes. Because Harry Warner nnd h!.-; son-in-law. Mervy/i Lcftoy, the director :ind producer, stand to win nothing less than $600.000 from a Konlan victory. When KanUin was named for the S100.COO race Warner ahend and pulling awayV Tile chances are, however, Umt Offuli won't have lo walch such a disheartening sight. Mot even the advanlnjje of n feather Impost of 108 pounds or Ihe presence of Nickie Wall on his back figures lo help Kimlan a great deal. All that Kantan seems lo have in Ihe way of thoroughbred equipment, outside ! of bis ears, a niune, four tegs and ; a mouthful of large teeth, is con- I slsle'ncy. Ann his consistency is of 1 Ihc wrony sort. lie always runs out of the money. I During Ills three years on Lhls de! liBhifiil enrlli he Ims gone lo tbe pest IQ (ime.s nsid has yet to win n race. His two best efforts saw him finish fourth in ordinary fields, nnd .he £300 he has won doesn'l begin .0 cover his feed bill, much less; Ihc $3500 Warner paid for him at the Snrnto^n yearling sales in 1037. Warner purchased him because of a race lie had seen ills sire. Knntar. rim a(. (lie Longchatiips irack in Paris several years before. On thiit day in Paris Kanlar ran a brilliant race to lieal the best ill Europe In the Grand Prix. When Knntan was paraded before his eyes :il Snralogii, Warner, si HI re- inein'oerhiH the Paris. nice, lopped all bids for (lie i;rny coll. For a while Kantan g:ive promise of becoming n champion. In 19'.)8 inquired into the winter book odds lie could gel on the horse. He \\ns quoted a price of 5000 lo 1 by Hoy Oftutt, the Agtin. Callcnte 'bookmaker, and this was such an n maz- ing offer that he put $100 on Knn- lan's nose. So. if he wins, he'll get half a million from Offutt and the 5100,000 llml goes to 111 victor. A Knntnn win would be quite Southeastern Confere n c e Basketball T o u r n e y Opens Today KNOXVILLE, Tcnn.. Feb. 29. (PU)—Twelve Southeastern Conference basketball trams CIISMBC in a "sudden death" lournnmenl to- dny lhat will leave only four survivors by midnight. Alabama, conference champion on a basis of games won and lost during the regular season, nnd fomih-sceded Kentucky were accorded the best chances of win- 1 iilntj through the semi-finals. Bolp drew byes in Ihe first round nd will hnvc a lot or works to hoot, auninst second-round onjio- -ents who may be tired out from arlicr battles. Tlie first g«me nt 8:30 a.m. pits .oulsiana Slate against Tulanc in renewal of Ihe bayou country ivalry that is a 1 ways biltei- whether in (he gridiron, the diamond or the >asketball court. Other preliminary games: Georein (third seeded) vs. Auburn nt 9:45 a.m. Tennessee (second seeded) vs. Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. Vnndcrvill vs. Mississippi slate at 2:30 p.m. Alabama vs. usu-Tulane winner U :!:•!!> p.m. "Sunny Jim" Fitv.siminons, Iruiner for William Woodward's Belftii stud, said he was the best looking yearlinv; in (mining. This mvtst have yon^ lo Kr.ntnn's head because he slopped bslnis Ihe besl looking yenrling almost inimcdialcly, anc starlccl runnliiir so slowly thnt tin dockers needed calendars to his time. But lie is (joinj in Ihe handicap nevertheless. The Warner silks ma> where he got his football and tl;c Ihen iilmosl magic Noire Dam 1 ' system. "I got H from Jesse Harper ami Jesse Harper got it from Stags' replied the hnuiortiil Hack, \vli< dolled Ills hat lo A. A. Slagg u. Ihe fulhcr of modern football 1'iON'KKKEi) Tin: siiirr AN1> FOKWAIUI I'ASS Slagg increased the power of power plays. He opened wider the open name. He made tricks, Irk-kin-. He was a pioneer In ihc development of Ihe shift ... an early advocale ol Hie forward pass, lie developed Ihe flanker forinHliun. one of the more definite mlvnnfvs iu football strategy and a play ii^ sound loday as it was \vhea be inlrodueed it nearly 40 years nuo. He wa.s first lo number players for Hie convenience of spectators. lias given 50 years ot malchlcss service lo tlie gridimu. and in honor of his half-ceriliuy of achievement the Amerinui Football Coaches' Association convention in Los Angeles in cember was dedicated lo Ihls nuui of Spartan mold. Boy and man, player and conc-h. Slagg has been one of the most compelling forces sport has knmui. An All-America end nnd 1111 even belter baseball pllcher at Yale, athlclic direclor and football coach at Chicago for 41 years. .1 leader in tlie formation of tite Western Conference, the last, surviving member of the original ntercolleginte Foolball Rules Coiu- nittee, -a member of five Olympic Clames coimnillees. the Old Man of the Midway is as active ns ever today at 77 nt a liny college of the Pacific of Stockton, Calif. . .Stagg look football west. Under him. Chicago inlrodueed intersec- tlonal games ... was first to send a team across the Rockies. is Ihc only man ever mimed conch of u university which didn't exist at the time, of Ihe appointment. He coached Ihe Springfield, MU.S.S,. y. M. C. A. (ruining school two fnlls while wailing for Hie University of Chicago to be constructed. CHICAGO HUTIUED HIM AT ACi: OF 10 When Sliigg greeted H fool bull candidates at ; Chicago in 1892. Kmite Ro:k-nc was a three-year-old child In Norway. Robert C. Zuppke of Illinois was Just gelling a good start in grammar school. Jnmes J. tids are Perseverance ami Confidence, the Uicktes Honesty and Courage, the guards Parii'jipalion nnd Co-operation, and the center Work. i "Raising boys is more while than raising grass.' i -Uagg. , .S'lagg will be 18 when his little College of the Pacific team opens the Notre Dame season in .Sotilh He-net next autumn. Bui it will not be necessary for the Irish to show respect for okl age on the Iield. Outweighed 20 pounds to a man. Stagg's band of 28 Pacific boys held mighty Southern California 10 a c-0 score in 19'J-l. They trounced California last season . . . lost only to San Jose Stale, the highest scoring oulfil in the f-ounlry. Amos Alon/o Slngg showed America how lo pby football. And lie has kepi slcp'aiul hasn't forgotten how lo loach it. split 'his "no-injury" sqund into two sections, members of last year's team forming one group and newcomers composing (he other. Led by 25-gsimc winner Paul Derringer, eight pitchers have been throwing "spit" curves. .Hrowil Loin- Holdout PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 2!). (UP) —Heller plfL-lier Clint Brown was Ihe only Chicago White Sox holdout today as the squad of 25 players buckled down to .serious irainlnu drills. After watching Manager Jimmy Dykes slurl the initial grind yestcr- day. Vice President Harry Orabiner said, "Brown has had our last offer. We gave him an increase." Nals 1 ace 1/eonurd's acceptance of his contract. Griffith, as usiia!, declined lo divulge the terms. Leonard, who won 20 and lost only eight games last year, will repoit here, at once. More Cubs in Cump AVALON. Cal., Feb. 29. (UP) — The second contingent of Chicago Cubs arrived here today and will vi J The batterymen have been \vork[H out every day since (lie camp opt'jki ed. nnd Hie first balling prartj/*-! will be held tomorrow. J4l Manager Gabby IlnrtncU repot M ed lie was pleased witli the showif? made by several rookie pltchri-' notably Julio Bonetti and K.t; rtaftensbcrgcr, and Indicated 11',-; ihey may bo. retained on Itie p( ' mancul squad. IMckey Itfachcs Terms ST. PETERSBURG, Ma., R'b. (UP)-Calcher Hill Oickey 1: agreed to terms with the. N York Yankees. Dh'key notllleel Kd Harrow yi terday that he had accepted ten and the club president phon Manager Joe McCarthy lhat t veteran catcher will arrive frc Little Rock, Ark., tomorrow. Pitcher Spud Chandler work out with the batterymen after a suring McCarthy tluil lie had to hold their first wnrnmp tomorrow. York. warded liLs signed conlracl to N Krownirs Gel l!ol SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Feb. '2!). UIV—Mill-summer weather greel- Harrison's 68 Sets Pace In Golf Event ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.. Feb. 29 (UP)—A Ihrce-under-par tifi by B. J. Harrison of Lillle Rock. Ark., lopped the annual St. Petersburg Open golf tournament as the SB- hole final round begun today. Jimmy Demaret, Houston, leading money winner in the winter swing, was a stroke behind Harrison, The defending champion, S;immy Snentl of .Shnwnce, Pa., shot 70. Clayton Ilenfncr, Liuville. N. C.. carded n 71 in an unusual round thai included six pars, six birdies and six bogeys. Mississippi vs. Ooi'Uia-Auburn winner ut 7 p.m. Florida vs. Tennessee-Tech winner at 8:15 p.m. Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt-Miss. 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