Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 16, 1937 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 16, 1937
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Thursday, September 16,1937 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS THE SPO] Benton Team To Be In Shape for Game Friday Night Panthers Ready for Hard Battle Veteran Team Will Take Field Against Hope in Conference Game BENTON, Ark.—Thirty members of the Benton Panthers football squad completed heavy drill work Wednesday afternoon before polishing off for the Hope Bobcats Friday night at Hope. The game at Hope will be the Panthers' first contest of the season and one of six Arkansas conference games scheduled for Benton. With 10 veterans from last year's team and an array of new material on hand, Coach Ben Means hopes to give Benton one of the best teams in recent years. The squad is expected to be in good shape for the Hope tussle. The locals are figured to be on a par with the Hope squad. Weights arc nbout the same, however, (lie Bobcats have played one game already this season. The game at'Hope will be the first for the Panthers. A victory over the Bobcats would not be surprising to loyal followers of the Panthers. Coach Ben Means announced that 22 members of his squad would make the trip to Hope. Nalley, a 190-poundcr starting his first season, is expected to see action Friday in the tackle position. The squad will be led by Capt. Leon Covey, center, arid Sub-Captain Junior Jordan. Other lettermen who are expected to be in the line_up are Wyatt Crawford, Harvey Sweeten, Maurice Parker, Dodson Newcomb, O. Holder, David Cunningham, John Fleming and Horace Drennan. The Panthers, who face one of the toughest schedules in history of the school, will play four conference teams in their first four games. Following the Hope game, they will play Forrest City here September 24, El Dorado there October 1, and Russellville there October 7. North Little Rock and For- dyco, the two other conference foes, will play here at later dates. Hard Baltic Expected Coach Foy Hammons guarded against possible injury to his team as he sent the squad through a brisk work-out Wednesday afternoon. The team is in pretty good shape and expects a tough battle here Friday night, .Hammons said. "The Benton team, they tell me, is big and powerful. They will bo hard to push around with 10 veterans in there. We expect a hard .game," the Bobcat coach said. Hammons plans on sending practically the Siiine squad against Benton that started in the first game here last week against Horatio which includes Reese and Ramsey at ends, Stone and Quimby at tackles, Wilson and Koith at guards, Bright, Parsons, Ea.son and Aslin in the backfield. The game will start promptly at 8 p. in. The officials will be announced Friday. Doesn't Follow TOLEDO—(NBA)—Joe Tinker, Jr., son of the famous Tinker of Tinker-to- Evcrs-to-Chance, is no chip off the old block when it comes to baseball but lie's making a name for himself in other fields. Young Tinker, 22 slim, boyish, is a night club and vaudeville dancer, teaming with the Sophistocrats. Twice as Much Sleep? PITTSBURGH—Jim Weaver, G-foot(i-inch Pittsburgh Pirate hurler, lias to use two upper bertlis while traveling ;« We Specialize •I In Body, Fender and Paint Work, "I •: O. K. Body Shop 3 ;Il015 S. Elm (Old Ilgli. Shopj;! •I M. I\I. 1JIORGAN '', INSURE NOW WHh ROY ANDERSON and Company Fire, Tornado, Accident Insurance QUILTS Properly Laundered 25c Nelson-Huckins Orville W. Erringer Hope, Ark. Representing Hamilton Trust Fund Sponsored by Hamilton Depositors Corp. The Best iu Motor Oils Gold Seal 100% Peiin., qt 25c The New Sterling Oil, qt. 30c Tol-E-Tex Oil Co. East 3rd, Hope—Open Day & Nile American Trapshoot King 'Moaningest' Grid Coach Is Sought Newspaper Offers $500 for Winner of "Blues" Contest , 9™ 1 ?.' 35 -year-old hardware merchant of Brecksville, O., scored 100 hits HI 100 shots to win the 38th Grand American Handicap Trapshoot championship at Vandalia, ~ DeQueen Meets Waldron in Opening Grid Game DE QUEEN, Ark.—The De Queen High School football squad worked, out under the lights Tuesday night for the first time this season, in preparation for the opening game with Waldron here Friday night. Nine letter men reported to Coach Criswell at the start of the season, and a squad of about 30 has been work- ing out daily since the opening of school. The letter men are: David Young, Jake Thomas, Gene Gardner, Dorris Kelly and Wilburn Lemley, linemen; R. W. Hendricks, Johnny Kyle, John Wiley Pafford and Derroll Aubrey, backs. New uniforms of orange and black have been obtained. The 60-piece De Queen school band, organized after the football season last year, is expected to add to the interest of the game. SPOKANE, Wash.—(/P)—Who is the nation's "moaningest" football coach? That's what the Spokane athletic round table wants to know. And it announced a contest today to find out —an honest-to-goodness contest with ?500 worth of athletic equipment for the winner. "This is no small fry competition," said Joseph A, Albi, president of the round table. A little thing like a 28- game losing streak isn't going to take the money from such old-time dark blues crooners at 'Blomie'Gir Dobie or us Dorias." Invitations to join the Chorus Loloroso have been sent to 202 of the nation's college coaches. Albi said they must moan their moans by October 9. "Have your backs lost their ankles?" asks the invitations. Is Charley Horse playing end? Did the guards graduate? The tackles flunk? Has the faculty found the center is a Bluebeard with a schoolboy complexion? .Sit right down and write that tearstained letter." Blevint High School on Bearden Schedule BEARDEN, Ark. — Bearden High School will open its 1937 football season Friday night at Warren against the Lumberjacks. Coach Irving Wilson has 22 out for practice, including eight letter men. The latter are: Albert Merritt, captain; Reed Daniels, Robert Watt, Jack Daniels, Frank Priddy, Leander Launius, Willard Stoker and Lee Reddin. The schedule: September 17—Warren there. September 24—Monticello (site undecided). October 1—Gurdon there. October 8—Dermott (site undecided). October 15—Sheridan here. October 22—Stephens here. October 29—Prprrott there. November 5—•Blevins here. November 12—School for Deaf at Little Rock. November 19—Benton there. Tokio Iluel to Retire? CHICAGO-Herold (Muddy) Ruel, coach of the Chicago White Sox and former star catcher, may retire from baseball at the end of this season to devote all his time to his St. Louis law practice. Travis McLaughlin was a business visitor to Little Rock Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Dock Stanton were visitors to Nashville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loe and little [•daughter of Hot Springs visited relatives here Sunday. Haynie Hutchinson of the Mt Pleasant community was a.business visitor here Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Maroon of Bingen visited Mr. and Mrs. Noah Old- ner Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Doak of Nashville, our pastor, preached at Sweet Home Sunday and took six new members into the church. Little Rock Loses to Pelicans, 8-2 Crackers Even Series With Win Over Memphis Chicks T 8 ! 11"" TH LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— The New Orleans Pelicans took advantage of Little Rock miscues Wednesday night to defeat the Travelers, 8 to 2, and even at one-all their Shaughnessy playoff series. Hugo Klaerner, Pel hurler, allowed nine hits but was invincible with men on bases. The Travelers got three doubles and a triple. Five hits and four Traveler errors in the fifth clinched the game for New Olreans and broke up a pitching duel between Bob Porter, ace of the Little Rock staff, and Klaerner. New Orleans was leading 1 to 0 at the time. George singled to start the big inning and Klaerner sacrificed. Irwin singled to left and Galatzer got a hit to center, scoring George. Irwin scored on Weatherly's single. Carson walked. Art Graham dropped Shilling's fly, Galatzer scoring, then threw wild to third, Weathery scoring. Grimes walked. Carson scored when Midkiff, Who relieved Sharpe, threw wild to first, then Shilling tallied when O'Neill overthrew home- plate. Grimes scored as Geopge grounded out. Klaerner whiffed to end the inning. Doc Prothro, Little Rock manager, used four hurlers, one less than employed Thursday night, and two pinch hitters to no avail. Approximately 4500 were in the stands. New Orleans .... 010 070 000—8 11 0 Little Rock 000 001 001—2 9 5 Klaerner and George; Porter, Midkiff, Sharpe, Poindexter and Thomp- CAST OP CHARACTERS riU.SCIM.A PIERCE — heroine, youiiKr woman uttornrr. AMY KlOltlt — cilly'H roommate and murderer'* victim. JIM KERRIGAN— Cllly'N fiance. HARRY HUTCIIIN.H — Amy'n Htrimgv vIxKor. .SERGEANT DOLAiV— officer nn- NlRniMl to Nolve the murder of A my Kerr, # * * " YeNterdnyi Alone In her npnrt- ini'iil, lifter midnight, Cllly be- eomen Imrrcnfiiiigrly nliirined when Amy fiilU to return from the rooftop. She rccnll* It would he terrifying ui> there In the dark- CHAPTER II /"MLLY'D been up there once herself — to get a coat she had had hanging out all day to air. You ran up the five nights of stairs — that was all right, for there were lights on every landing. But from there on it was No-Man's- Land. You went up the other half-flight to the roof, and pushed the heavy iron door out. As you stepped out onto the roof, that door swung shut behind you with a bang — a loud, terrifying bang against the lonely silence on the roof, Cilly was a courageous soul, but she had shuddered that first black moment after the door slammed behind her. There was nothing ahead but dark emptiness. The clothesline was just a few steps beyond the doorway, but in the darkness it seemed a mile away. You picked your steps carefully, expecting any moment to trip over the raised platform under the lines; you held your hand out in front so that you wouldn't walk blindly into radio aerials. At every step you stumbled over a clothespin or a piece of rope. There were the tall stacks, too: two from the furnace, and one from the incinerator which belched fire and brimstone into the black air above. At every step, you wondered just who or what lurked behind the next step. Not anything human, of course. You knew that. If you met anyone on the roof, it would be poor old Mr. Johnson, the superintendent, dragged from his bed to check up on someone's aerial. And Mr. Johnson was a harmless soul. But you didn't think of Mr. Johnson as you stepped out toward the clothesline. You thought of Dracula, and at every step you expected to see him before you, his black cape spread out bat-like, ready to enfold you. You thought of Dracula, and quickened your steps so that you stumbled, and as you stumbled you felt the monster upon you. . . . You remembered all the stories you ever heard about ghosts that rise in graveyards at midnight. You remembered them all in the 10 or 20 seconds it took to cross from the heavy iron door to the clothesline. And because those 10 seconds seemed like 10 long, dreary years, you hurried as fast as ever you could; you grabbed (Continued' From Page Two) "Amy!" she cried, hearing. that dress or coat down from the line with small regard for flying clothespins; and you fairly flew back to the big heavy door, lest Mr. Johnson come up and lock it for the night, and leave you out in that intense blackness until morning. * * * 'T'HIRTY seconds it took, at the most, to rush over to that clothesline and back. You didn't linger. Cilly hadn't lingered, and Cilly was as brave as the average. Even a little more brave than Amy. Amy would not come home alone evenings when Cilly had to work late. She didn't like to be alone in the apartment. She said so. No, Amy wasn't the sort to linger in the terrifying blackness of the roof at midnight—not if she were alone. Then Amy wasn't alone. It was all poppycock about wanting to air her blue dress. Amy was going up on the roof to meet someone. Who? Harry Hutchins had left 10 minutes earlier than Jim. Amy could have walked down to the vestibule if she wanted to be alone with him. And given Jim a few minutes to say goodnight to her, Cilly. But Amy had waved Harry out with a nonchalant air, and she had waited around with Jim and Cilly. She didn't even excuse herself and pretend that she was going to bed. She just waited around until Jim Illustration by Ed Gunder "Amy!" But Amy Kerr rvas beyond all left, and then she immediately got the bright idea of taking her blue dress up on the roof. If she had wanted to go up there so badly, she'd have said to Harry: "Come up on the roof for a minute with me, will you? I want to air a dress." That would be the natural thing to do, instead of waiting around for Jim to leave, and following him out, So Cilly was annoyed at Amy. Annoyed and not a little hurt. They had gotten along so happily together. Up until tonight, Amy had never shown any truce of selfishness or pettiness. Ciliy had really loved her. Was Amy at last showing her true colors? walked wearily over to the bed and removed the spread. There was no sense sitting up all night to worry about it. It' Jim really cared for her, he'd be back. And if he didn't, well, it was certainly much better to find him out before sha married him. Much better. She wasn't a foolish schoolgirl. She could face a disappointment sensibly. Quite sensibly. Was ever a woman in love sensible, she wondered. She brushed aside a tear savagely, and jumped into her twin bed. Twelve-twenty, the tiny clock on the vanity said. Let Amy stay up there all night if she wanted to. Let Amy take Jim Kerrigan if she wanted to. . . . Cilly was going to sleep. But of course she didn't. As soon as her head touched the pillow, she knew that she wouldn't get to sleep for hours. When you're unhappy, sleep doesn't come immediately to slip you quietly into oblivion. You have to smooth out your thoughts first. You have to banish ugly suspicions, and bitterness, and jealousy. Cilly tried to do that. She honestly did try to realize that Amy was a dear, that she was honest and fair and altogether too kindhearted to hurt anyone. Besides, Cilly told herself sternly: "You're a pretty poor sort to build up such a case against Jim the very first time another girl looks at .him. What a jealous, nagging wife you'll be! Then, quite unexpectedly, she realized what had happened. She realized how utterly silly she had been. It was all so very simple. The big black door had slammed shut while Amy was hanging up her dress. Sunday was Mr. Johnson's day off, but he always returned about midnight and made the regular rounds of the house. He had locked Amy out! All this time that she had been painting a devil in her imagination, Amy had been up on that terrifying roof alone—locked out! * * * pILLY jumped out of bed, ^* slipped on her shoes without her stockings, and took her coat out of the closet. She'd go right up and unlatch the door. Poor Amy. . . . Cilly stopped, clutching the coat in her hands. Her heart turned to ice in her breast. For the still night air was suddenly shattered by a wild, terrifying cry—the deathly, agonized cry of a human being. Shrill and high-pitched, it pierced the midnight quiet for an eternal second, then died down to a rasping, choking murmur. A moment of silence followed—a silence so intense that it could be felt in every nerve. Then there was a dull thud outside Cilly's bedroom window—a heavy, swift thud, as if something had fallen a long way. , . . In an instant, Cilly was at the window, and as she looked out, she forgot the six-foot drop to the ground, she forgot that she was clad only in pajamas and shoes. She jumped quickly; she knelt beside that crushed, broken figure that had come hurtling from the roof. "Amy!" she cried. "Amy!" But Amy Kerr was beyond all hearing. Vaguely, Cilly was conscious of windows being raised along the street, of heads craning out, inquiring the trouble. She looked down at this twisted, broken body that had only a few minutes ago been a lovely, lively girl. Amy still clutched the blue dress in one hand. The other hand, clenched in the terror of death, slowly relaxed; a slip of newspaper fluttered to the ground. Cilly picked it up, unthinking, and tucked it into her pa jama pocket. (To Be Continued) „ 73k Sicndmq* NATIONAL LEAGUE Club W, L. Pet. New York 81 52 .609 Chicago 80 56 .588 St. Louis 72 63 .538 Pittsburgh 72 64 .529 Boston 68 68 .500 Brooklyn 60 75 .444 Philadelphia 54 80 .403 Cincinnati 52 81 .391 Wednesday's Results New York 7, Pitsburgh 2. Cincinnati 6-5, Brooklyn 0-8 Chicago 5, Boston 2. Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 6 (called end 13th, darkness). Games Thursday New York at Pittsburgh Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. AMERICAN LEAGUE Crax Defeat Chicks MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (IP)— Catching the Memphis Chicks with their batting and fielding eyes beclouded, the Atlanta Crackers smashed out an 8 to 1 victory Wednesday ni,ght, evening the Shaughnessy playoff standings before 2568 fans. Lefty Leo Moon, veteran Southern League hurler, mastered the ,Chicks completely after they scored once in the first. He held them to eight scattered blows, issued only one pass and marked two strikeouts. Carl Doyle, fast ball righthander, allowed three runs and four hits in two and two third innings. The Chicks' lone tally came in the first when Keith Frazier raced home on a hard clrive off Coaker Triplett's bat, after he had been advanced by Benny McCoy's single. Doyle was jerked after a walk, a successful bunt and a wild heave preceded a sharp double by Eddie Rose which scored two runs. Miscues galone enabled Johnny Hill to score in the eighth. Chatham's single, a pass to Moon, another wild throw by the pitcher and an error by Jack Peerson, resulted in two more runs. Johnny Hill drove in two runs in the ninth after Alex Hooks beat out a hit to the hot corner and took third jvhen Rose bunted and Benton threw the ball into centerfield. Atlanta 012 000 032—8 13 2 Memphis 100 000 000—1 8 4 Moon and Richards; Doyle, Benton and Epps. Club W. L. Pet. New York 90 44 .672 Detroit 81 54 .600 Chicago 77 59 .566 Boston 7i 61 ' .538 Cleveland 72 63 .533 Washington 63 72 .467 Philadelphia 43 90 .323 St. Louis 41 95 .301 Wednesday's Results Cleveland 5-1, New York 4-3. Chicago 5, Boston 3. St. Louis 2-3, Philadelphia 3-1. Detroit 4, Washington!?. Games Thursday Cleveland at New York. Detroit at Washington. Chicago at Boston. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Morley Jennings "Blue" Over Team Rates Baylor Squad On a Par With Team of Last Season WACO, Texas— (&}— Sad-eyed Morley Jennings can't see that his Baylor Bruins will be any better this year. The Silver Fox who conjures magical upsets, the Baylors always sneak over once Y twice to a season, rates his club on a par with the 1936 hustlers who finished the Southwest Conference race in a third-place tie. Perhaps, he concedes, the team will be a bit stronger defensively but with Lloyd Russell, his great triple-threater, out trying to peddle a diploma for a salary now, Jennings can't figure many touchdowns. "We must replace Russell and John Reynolds, as fine a center as the league has had in years. And then Owen Parry, all-conference tackle, is gone. Figure those things along with the fact lhat we have five new tackles —four of them sophomores—and you see our problem. I'm hoping the tackle play will be up to standard by mid-season." Prospects over the end play offers Jennings some consolation. He figures his wings will outshine their predecessors of '36—and might even bloom into the best ends in Baylor history. He has shifted Frank Huessner, erstwhile guard, to an end—and likes his experiment. Sam Boyd, "a good, tough hard-driving boy," who favored an injured knee last year, is in top condition. Ends will be "big people" on the Baylor eleven, for to them will fall the job of plucking off aerial darts Billy Patterson, slender junior, will toss during most of the Saturday afternoons Baylor plays football. In Patterson, curly-topped rifler who crowded Russell for laurels last year, Jennings has a kicker—better than Russell, the coach opines—a superb passer, shifty runner and his field general. Briefly, Patterson will be carrying Baylor's fortunes around in his SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION t Thomsen Plans on Super Air Atta< Fans Last Year Saw Prelude to New Aerial4 Circus FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— (IP)— South' west Conference football fans wh» • marvelled last year at the "showet" of footballs turned loose by UniveY^ f sity of Arkansas backfield men may have just seen the prelude to the. t»ig show. , , , In the first ten days of training this season, Coach Fred C. Thomsen'has concentrated on the development of a "super_aerial attack." The new "circus" will feature two ace flingers—Quarterback Jack Hobbin and Halfback Dwight Sloan—both assured of starting backfield assignments and having opposing linemen to solve as they charge in the question,of "who's throwing it this time?" Halfback Lloyd Montgomery and Fullback Marion Fletcher probably wiU round out the backfield giving^it an average of 185 pounds. Other ball utters who will see plenty of action are Ralph Atwood, Ralph Rawlings, Ray Cole, Neil Martin, Frank Mosely, Floyd Lyons, Kay Eakin and Walter Hamburg. Lanky Jim Benton and Ray Hamilton are back at their end posts. Other starting linemen will be Ed Lalman and Randall Stallings, tackles; George Gilmore and B. A. Owen, guards; and Lloyd Woodell, center. Providing adequate line replacements are Lunday Corbett, Wilfred Thorpe, Jack Holt, Nathan Gordon, Art Withers, Zack Smith, Bob Stout, Dudley Hays, Dana Bishop, Irving Wolfson, Drew Martin, Sam Parker, Cecil Johnson, Jimmie Maugeri, John Donaldson, Odus Roberts and Leslie Hagood. Club W. L. Pet, Little Rock 1 1 .500 Memphis 1 1. ,50( Atlanta 1 1 .500 New Orleans 1 1 .500 Wednesday's Results New Orleans 8, Little Rock 2. Atlanta 6, Memphis 1. Games Thursday Off day. TEXAS LEAGUE & Club - W. L. Pet. Oklahoma City : 1 1 .500 Tulsa 1 1 .500 Fort Worth 1 1 .500 San Antonio 1 1 .500 Wednesday's .Results Tulsa 7, Fort Worth 3. San Antonio 6, Oklahoma City 2. ' Games Thursday Tulsa at Fort Worth. San Antonio at Oklahoma City. good right hand. Further shifting of his veterans has brought in Julie Gernand, ISO-pound junior, from an end to tackle With Hervey Blue, veteran 210-pounder, slated for the other posts. Jennings plans to spring a sophomore guard sensation on the boys be. fore the season folds, predicting big things for Bobby Taylor, 185-pounder who tore up the premises in spring drills. Until he has proved his worth the veteran lettermen, Emmett Kriel and Foster Coleman, will flank the center—which is a position Jennings wishes you wouldn't pring up. Two sophomores look lige they will be doing most of the pivot play—Hoyt Williams and Sherill Bailey, rugged, 190-pounders but with a minimum of experience. If they show signs of weakening, still another soph, 180- pound Gerald McCarver, will be around. Along with Patterson, Jennings described Bubba Gernand, 180, and Carl Brail, 185, as "dead cinches" for backfield posts. Gernand, a field goal specialist who finished third in the conference scoring bee in '36, will be at halfback with Brazell in the fullback slot. Scrapping it out for the other berth, alarmingly vacant since graduation of Bob Masters, are Ted Lewellen, Fred Graham and Norvin Wood, the latter a letterman—the other two squad- men. Sophomore backs who could come through include Durham Bivens, a likely transfer from Kemper Military Academy who does considerable passing and kicking; Malcolm Lider, a fast stepper, W. J. Wimpee and Elwin Williams. Tradition Against Arkansas FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas has the finest material in he Southwest Conference this year Jut tradition is against the Razorbacks retaining the loop championship. No :eam has ever won two titles in a row. 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