Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 14, 1937 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 14, 1937
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Tuesday, September 14,1937 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE THE ^•"•wv A , ^""^li ' **MMM| PAGE Bobcats Prepare to Meet Renfon Here Friday Night First Conference Game of Season Benton High School Is Expected to Be Tough Foe for Bobcats The Hope High School football team, fresh from its 48 to 0 victory in the season's opening game here last week against Horatio, will lake on a much tougher foe here Friday night when the team bumps up against Benton High School. Coach Hainmons said the Bobcats came out of the Horatio game in good condition and expects his team to be in shape for the Benton contest. Intensive drills were planned for the first part of the week. New plays were to be given the team. The Benton-Hope clash will be among the conference games played tills week by the newly-formed Arkansas High School Athletic Conference which is intended to give Arkansas its first decisive football championship. Other schools will go into action this week. Clarksville .goes to Hot Springs Friday night. Camdcn's Panthers play host to the Smackover Buckaroos in a game that 'should be merely a warm-up were it not for the fact that Smackover sprang plenty of surprises last year and may be out to repeat this season. Coach Sam Colcman of Camden, assuming his usual doleful attitude, expects the worst, but Camden is given a slight edge in the doping. Little Rock's Tigers open, with Little Rock's Catholic High and this season the Tigers are rated top-heavy favorites. Coach Clyde Van Sickle ' 'lias an imposing array of veterans and lots of reserves to fling against the • smaller and supposedly weaker parochial school. El Dorado, dark horse in this year's conference campaign, opens its season against Ruston, La., in a game that will serve only to give other Arkansas teams an idea of what the Wildcats may hold in reserve. Fordyce warms up against Norphlet. The Rcdbugs are picked to win in a walk. Fort Smith takes on its traditional fue from across the river, Van Buren. The game is a toss-up, not so much on 'account of the relative abilities of the two teams but because of the strong .feeling engendered by the contest. Forrest City travels to Greenwood, Miss., for a game that likewise has nothing to do with the Arkansas pic. ture. North Little Rock takes on the Beebe eleven, a warmup game that should give Coach Bob Cowan opportunity to try out all of his substitutes. Pine Bluff will •entertain the McGehee Owls. The game is expected to prove Coach Allen Dunaway was doing a bit of fancy kidding when he said Little Rock was the "only" team the Zebra's were sure of defeating. Eight Travelers to BjgLeagues Southern League it by Recalls and Sales of Players MEMPHIS, Tcnn. — (fP) — When the curtain fell on the 1937 Southern Association season, it may have been "graduation day" for 36 of the stars, and again, baseball fortunes being what they are, maybe it wasn't. At least 3G of the athletes who've been playing in the South have orders that will lake them to other circuits nexl season—anyway for trials. Eight of the Little Rock travelers are headed for duty with the Boston Red Sox. They are Pitchers Byron Humphreys, Emerson Dickman, Lefty Rogers, Jennings Poindexter and Dick Midkiff; In- fieklcrs Al Nicmiec and Jim Tabor and Outfielder Leo Nonnenkamp. Nonnenkamp, Humphries and Niemiec were sold to the Red Sox while the others are merely recalled. 'From Memphis, Coaker Triplett goes to the Chicago Cub, Pitchers Carl Doyle and Al Benton go to Detroit, and Mike Martynik, pitcher, returns to Columbus in the American Association. Hugh Max Luby, who got 208 hits for the Atlanta Crackers, will return to the Philadelphia Athletics. Six New Orleans Pels will go to the Cleveland Indians. They are Pitchers Johnny Humphries, who won 20 games including a no-hitter and Tom Drake with a 111-11 record; Infielders Oscar Grimes, Thomas Irwin and Jim Shilling, and Outfielder Roy Wcathcrly. None of the Nashville Vols is headed directly for the big time, but Calvin Chapman, former Cincinnati Red aspirant, moves to Minneapolis and Outfielders Glenn Chapman and Ernie Sulick already have returned to Baltimore and Jersey City, respectively. Three of the Chattanooga Lookouts, First. Bas-'i-man Jim Wasdell and Pitchers Bill PhobiiK and Dick Lanahan, already have donned Washington Senator regalia and others :;latc'd to be recalled are Jimmy Bluudworlh, Mickey Livingston, Hank Banner, Jimmy Hon- eycuoii. Howard McFarland, Taft Wright and Dei- Miles. Ken Heint/.elmaii, Knoxville southpaw hurler, left Monday night to join the Pittsburgh Pirates. Paul Kardow, another Smokic pitcher, has been ordered by Cleveland to report to Buffalo while Lloyd Russell, shortstop, will report at the Indian camp Ln the spring Jim Asbell, the hard hitting uotfieldcr owned by the New York Giants, lias been recalled for use at Juihcy City. Football in Summer Heat: 2,OOO Hope Fans Turn Out to See Bobcats Open 1937 Season With 48-O Victory Over Horatio Webb Turner of near Texarkana will not meet Milton Powell of ffetmos in the four-round feature boxing match at the South Walnut street arena Tues^ day night, Promoter Bert Mauldin said Tuesday morning. "I received word Monday night that Turner would not be here for ' his scheduled fight with Powell. Turner; gave no reason, but sent word 'that' he would not be present," Mauldin said. Mauldin . said that Powell would 'ight Tuesday night, his opponent to announced from the ringside. Jolly Witherspoon and Doyle Lindsey will meet in the three^'round opening preliminary. Both are negroes. James Wilbanks and Albert Johnson of > the Alton camp have been sgined for the three-round second prelim. Wilbanks has appeared in the local ring three times, winning twice and losing a close decision here two weeks ago. D. K. Carson, negro heavyweight, returns after a month's absence to take on Buddy Legans of Spring. Hill in a scheduled three-round bought. Legans won over Edmund Davis on last week's card. '' Pinkie Carrigan, local negro welterweight, will be seeking his sixth consecutive knockout when he meets George Murry of Spring Hill in the four-round semi-final. The show starts promptly at 8 o'clock. Travelers to Meet PelshrPIay-Off Kola Sharpe or Bob Porter to Pitch for Little Rock LITTLE ROCK.— The Shaughnessy play-off will start at Travelers Field at 8:15 Tuesday night with the champion Little Rock Travelers opposing the New Orleans Pelicans, who finished in fourth place in the Southern Association race. The series will end when one team has won three games. The plan was devised by Frank Shaugnessy, president of the International League several years ago and was adopted by the Southern Association in 1935. The Travelers' opponent was not determined until the Atlanta Crackers defeated the Pelicans, 6 to 4, Monday afternoon. The Crackers and the Pelicans tied for third place at the conclusion of the regular season Sunday, necessitating a single game play-off. The second-place club, Memphis, will play the third-place club, Atlanta, in a similar set. Play will move to the opponent's grounds for the third game. The series starts on the home grounds of the club that, has the higher percentage at the end of the season. The winners then will meet in another series with the survivor representing the Southern Association in the Dixie Scries against the Texas League chuin- -© pions. Travelers in Snappy Drill The keyed-up Travelers looked great going through a long batting and fielding drill Monday night. A good-sized crowd turned out to watch the Travelers whoop it up as if they were in midst of spring training activities. Manager Prothro was unable to definitely decide on his starting pitcher. "It'll either be Kola Sharpe or Bob Porter," he said. "Both are ready." Indications are that Sharpe will get the assignment. Larry Gilbert, New Orleans manager, said before entraining from Atlanta that he would open with 21-year-olcl Johnny Humphries, whose 20 wins got him the league pitching championship. It is believed Sid Jakucki will get the Wednesday night assignment. Little Rock Baseball Club officials have made preparations to handle capacity crowds at each game. Among the spectators will be Judge Jolui D. Martin, Southern Association president. Probable batting order: Little Rock—O'Neal, lb; Nonnen- kamp, cf; Tabor, 3b; Tauby, rf; Graham, If; Niemeic, 2b; Thompson, c; Griffiths, ss; Sharpe or Porter, p. New Orleans—Irwin, ss; Galatzer, cf; Weatherly, If; Carson, rf; Shilling, 2b; Grimes, 3b; Anton, lb; George, c; Humphries, p. We play for keeps and if you get beat don't squawk. We won't have much time for scjuawkers.—George Kame of Almond, N. Y.. commenting on the horse trading convention at his farm. —Photos by The Star ®TOP—This was the first picture "shot" last Friday night when Hope opened the 1937 football wars. Vasco Bright, Bobcat quarterback, is scoring; the second touchdown of the game. He is down behind Freeman Stone, tackle (No. 37), the ball tucked under his arm—across the goal-line. Tiie white goal-line may be seen ankle- high on the umpire, who is standing in the end-zone. BOTTOM—The title of this picture might be "Look." Photo was made of the crowd on the Hope side of the stadium, at the 50-yard line, on the sidewalk behind the box seats. Jock Sutherland and Wallace Wade Begin 19th Season as Grid Coaches Scotsmen Who Look and Talk Alike Each Have Winning Percentages of .830—Both Have Produced Several Rose Bowl Teams By HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service To that old and long list of Scotch jokes might be added this one: "Tighter than Wallace Wade and Jock Suth- crland on a football field." Launching their 19th season. Wade of Duke and Sutherland of Pittsburgh have arrived at the head of the class of those gridiron guides who have been at it 15 years or longer. The records of these two thorough teachers of pigskin pedagogics virtually are the same, and the tacticians themselves are so similar in so many ways that they might well be culled Football's Twin Coaches. Both have winning percentages of .830. Both are Scotch—not far removed from the Land of Bagpipes. The thistles of Scotland stick out all over Professor Wade and Dr. Sutherland. The t'ilent doctor was born on the other side. He was 16 when he arrived in this country. Professor Wade and Dr. Sutherland talk alike, each with just a trace of brogue. Dr. Sutherland returns to his native land every summer or two to polish up his brogue. Professor Wade and Dr. Sutherland even look alike. Both have many facial characteristics of the true Scotsman. And consider the names. The nickname of Jock and Dr. Sutherland's middle name, Bain. Wade's first two names are William Wallace. His father's name was Robert Bruce Wade. What Scotsman has not been told of William Wallace and Robert Bruce? Wade is a direct dsecenclant of those two great leaders. In his 18 years, Wade's teams .have won 137 games, lost 28, and tied seven. The Brown product coached Alabama before transferring to Duke, which gives you a rough idea of. the bumpi- ncss of the road. Sutherland's outfits have bagged 127, lost 2G, and tied 13. {Sutherland, now tutoring his alma mater, broke in at Lafayette in 1919. so his path hasn't exactly been strewn with petunias. There is just one bit of dissimilarity in the entire football set-ups of Wade and Sutherland. It has to do with their records in so far as Rose Bowl competition is concerned. At the end of the campaign of 1935, their Pasadena scorecards read: Wade, two victories and a tie in three starts; Sutherland, three defeats in as many efforts. Sutherland made up considerable lost ground in "this respect last New Year's Day, however, when his young Pittsburgh party klonked Washington, 21-0. HLs arrays of 1927, '29, and '32 were beaten by scores of 7-6, 47-14, and 35-0, respectively, along about which time the good doctor readily admitted that he didn't cart 1 whether he ever saw southern California again. Wade's 1925 Alabama team edgec Washington, 20-19, in one of the mosi dramatic pigskin productions ever staged. This game perhaps did more to draw the nation's attention to Dixie football than any other. Wade's Alabama team of 1926 tied a Stanford combination coached by Pop Warner, 7-7, and his great 1930 creation walloped Washington state, 40-0. Wade and Sutherland have turned out many boys who have become coaches. At last count, Wade has 21 of his former players tutoring grid- men at universities and colleges in all parts of the country. Sutherland has as many or more. Two of Wade's former pupils are head coaches in the Southern Conference of which Duke is a member. Bill Kern, star Pittsburgh tackle and line coach of more recent years, has moved across the street as head coach of Carnegie Tech, and took another Panther produce or two with him. The Dartmouth staff is filled with Pittsburgh men coached by Sutherland, whose disciples now teach the game far and wide. The record of one or the other likely to slip when Wade and Sutherland collide for the first time at Duke Stadium, Durham, November 27, in the game closing the regular seasons of Duke and Pitt. This engagement m?y well decide on end of the Rose Bowl scrap, January 1. Maj. Bob Neyland of Tennessee and Frank Thomas of Alabama, who have been in the thick of things for 11 years, will not be far removed from the pinnacle when they enter into the W.Turner Not to FightM. Powell Texarkana Youth Sends .Word That He Will Not Be Present So They Say From what I observed in China, I believe this war will last as long as there is a man in China to bear arms. —William Benton, vice president of the University of Chicago, returning from the Orient. She is the apple of my eye. -If anything should happen to her I guess I'd die.—Wallace Beery, movie actor whose adopted daughter was threatened by kidnapers. ; It was too perfect. We were so polite and considerate that we got on each other's nerves.—Eleanor Bailey, rrioyie chorus girl, explaining plan for a divorce from Director Eddie Foy. 7k NATIONAL LEAGUE Teams W. L. Pet New York 79 51 .608 Chicago 79 54 .594 Pittsburgh 71 '62 .533 St. Louis 70 63 .526 Boston 66 67 .598 Brooklyn 57 74 .435 Philadelphia 54 78 .410 Cincinnati 51 78 .396 Monday's Results No games played. AMERICAN LEAGUE Teams W. L. Pet New York 88 43 .672 Detroit : 79 54 .594 Chicago 76 59 .563 Boston 71 60 .542 Cleveland 71 61 .538 Washington 63 70 .474 Philadelphia 42 88 .323 St. Louis 39 84 .293 Monday's Results No games played. 15-year rank. They have splendid records as "youngsters" in the coaching profession. Other oldsters who are right under Wade and Sutherland in the rather important matter of games won are Pop Warner of Temple, Howard Jones of Southern California, Gil Dobie of Boston College, Francis Schmidt of Ohio State, Slip Madigan of Saint Mary's, and Dana X. Bible of Texas. 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