Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 21, 1937 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 21, 1937
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Monday, September 20, 1937 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE THE SPO] Star Dust By LEONARD ELLIS APOLOGIES TO VASCO In reporting last Friday night's football game we snicl that Edward Aslin, linlfbnck, returned tlint long punt to the Benton 20-yard line, nearly getting loose through the Panther team for ;i touchdown. That was erroneous. It was grinning Vasco Bright instead of Aslin. To make doubly sure aboxit the matter we went to Vasco personally and ask for information. Bright hastened to say that no apologies were necessary. Similarity of the two caused the mistake in identity. All we can say Is that we are sorry, Vasco. BACKFIELD IMPROVED Hppe's conference victory over Benton reminded fans of the old-time Bobcat roar of lust season that carried the school to its groptest football heights. This year's squadron, figured to be weaker in the bnll.luggihg department, is coming along fast and may develop into a more potent aggregation than the combination of Bright, Parsons, McDaniel and Spears. Fullback Joe Eason and Edward Aslin, both playing their first year as regulars, showed rapid improvement in the Benton tilt. Aslin, .gifted with speed, needs only experience to blossom out. "Die Bobcat halfback will .gain plenty of yardage this fall when he pushes the throttle full speed ahead. Eason, weighing 180 pounds, needs only time to develop. He has the spirit and ability. The beautiful part about it, Eason has two more campaigns following the close of the current season. HIGH SCORING IS RULE t A review of last week's Arkansas High School grid tilts show that high scoring games were the rule rather 'than the exception. Topping the list was Nashville's 106 slaughter of Dicrks and Little Rock's 50 to 0 rout of Catholic High. ~ Other high scores wore Newport's 53 to 0 victory of Cotton Plant. Russcll- ville rolled over Ozark, 40 to 0. Walnut Ridge whipped Rector, 58 to 0. Searcy beat England, 39 to 0. Para. gould. went wild against Corning 97 . to 0 and Malvern smashed Prcscott, 42-0. THREE CONFERENCE GAMES ...This week's schedule holds a promise of much closer games as teams bc- • gin to hit the tough part of their campaigns, including three conference contests in the Big 15. Conference . games to be played this week-end include: Jonesboro vs. Hot Springs, at Joncs- boro. Pine Bluff vs. Clarksvillc, at Pine .Bluff. .Benton vs. Forrest City, at Benton. Hope catches a non-conference battle by taking on Bryd High School's Yellow Jackets at Hope. All should be close contests. Byrd High to Bring Heavy Team Here Frida Little Rock Wins Final From Pels Will Open Five-Game Series With Atlanta Crackers Wednesday NEW ORLEANS—W-Litile Rock's pennant-winning Travelers tumbled New Orleans under a 6-3 score before O fans here Monday night to cap- turn the series three games to one and qualify for the Southern Association's iinal playoff against Atlanta's Crackers. Leo Rogers, former Alabama south- pawd, elbowed the Arknnsans to vic- ;ory with a neat six.hit performance while his mates hammered John Humphries, Pel ace, out of the box during a four-run uprising in the sev- c'uth intiiru* Rogers had (he Pels at Jws mercy except in the eighth, when he weakened long enough to permit two scores, but lie weathered the storm and finished the game. It was a light ball game until Humphries lost his stuff in the seventh. Both clubs .scored in the fourth and each had registered four hits until the Pel liurler blew high, wide and handsome. Perrin, who relieved Humphries 1 , was nicked for another run n thn eighth and wont out for a pinch •litter. Drake, who finished for New Orleans mowed the Travelers down one-two, three in the ninth, but it was uo late. The champion Travelers will return o Little Rock to open the final playoff with the Crackers Wednesday night. The teams play in Little Rock Wccl- lesday, Thursday and Friday, rest on .Saturday and switch to Atlanta to ini.sh the series and determine the Southern Association representatives 'or the Dixie series against the winner of the Texas League playoff. Little Rock 000 100 410—6 10 2 New Orleans 000 100 020—3 C 2 Rogers and Thompson; Humphries, errin, Drake and George. This Hen Specializes in ^'Rush-Order Eggs" TULSA.-OT—L. C. Stillwell thinks ic has accomplished something toward •olbing the problem of the quickest service from producer to consumer. His pet bantam hen is matching eggs en top of the icebox. Next year, Stillwell says, he'll teach the hen'to lay eggs on top of the stove so they will drop off into the frying TIIOMSEN'S BIG THRILL The University of Arkansas News Bureau reports that Coach Fred Thomson's greatest football thrill occurred at Little Rock last December when his team defeated the University of Texas in the rain and mud to win the Southwest Conference championship. The most sensational play he recalls was the Razorback's Robbins-to-Poolo- to-VanS'ickle-to-Poole forward-lateral pass play against Southern Methodist in '35. The funniest play he remembers was a few years ago when Winton (Cow- boy) Kyle, Arkansas halfback, lost li.s shoe and fumbled the ball at the time time, then chased his shoe instead of the ball. Thomson is married and has a six- year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. The coach is a cruck golfer and is expert at bridge and poker. He has recently become something of a public speaker. HAS HIDDEN CHARMS Frankic Crosetti is proving that Barnum and Texas Guinan were right —a sucker is born every minute. The New York Yankee shortstop has caught three rival American League players on the ancient hidden-ball trick this year. THE "Y" OF IT! "But isn't il shaped like an at Harvard?" Bernie Beirman, Veteran Coach, Is Gloomy as He Begins Grid Campaign Launches His Sixth Season at Minnesota in Defense of 32 Victories, Four Defeats, Three of Them in His First Year, and Four Ties By HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NBA Service MINNEAPOLIS—Few football teams reflect their coaches to the extent of those of Bernie Bierman. His Minnesota squads and his Tulane teams before thorn, as a rule, have seen cool, calm, and collected under Jie severest kind of pressure. A story told of Bieman and one of lis earlier Tulane teams gives you a good line on the famous guide of the ophers. Fired by an unusual stituation, the reemes started sprinting from the Iressing room for the field of battle, and were headed down the ramp when Bierman shouted: "Stop, you fools! Walk to the field! You may need all that energy when you get there!" One of the few Bierman teams to nppear rattled was the splendid one of ast season in the final period of the Northwestern game. Something was about due to happen to the giants of he North at the time, however. They lad gone through 1933, '34, and '35 without a defeat, and had moved toward the windup of the 1936 schedule when a heart-breaking penalty helped the Wildcats to snap their string, Bierman generatty is credited with RUNNING FOR THE SUBWAY SERIES SPEC! having done the finest job of evenly balancing a running game with the lateral or so-call razzle-dazzle. But the Gophers met with so much success in pulling games out of the fire with laterals last season that chucking the ball about promiscuously finally got the best of them. Bierman admitted this following the Northwestern disaster, but nothing succeeds like success, and it took the Northwestern upset to restore a full measure of old Minnesota soundness. Gophers Became Panicky, Tossed Away Game Minnesota had all but a few seconds of the last period to 'score on Northwestern, but kept losing the ball on aimless laterals after long runs or after rushing the ball all over the lot. "Bemoanin' Bernie" Bierman is what they call him the length and breadth of this fanatical football country. There was a time, however, when Bierman did not moan, and the writers, perhaps stunned by the reversal, refused to take him at face value. Bierman was at Tulane then and had one of his more engulfing Green Waves. The Greenies were marching through Georgia to play the University cf Georgia and stopped off at Atlanta. There they were met by the customary battery of reporters. In the resultant conversation, Bierman was asked pointedly how he figured the game would turn out. The boys anticipated a pessimistic answer, but he fooled them. "We should be able to take them by two or three touchdowns," replied Bierman, much to their amazement. ''We have a pretty fair team this year, and I understand that they haven't so much. They shouldn't bother us." That was just too much, coming from "Bemoanin' Bernie." The writers, apparently figuring that Bierman was foxing them or was engineering a joke at their expense, just couldn't print the story. And Tulane won by four touchdowns! That proves that Bierman does not always employ the well-known crying towel as a part of his football toilet. There is no question but that Bierman is a pessimistic coacli fashioned on the foundation of Gilmour Dobie and some of the other Weeping Willies of the profession. But the most important observation along this line is that Bierman seems to be sincere in his appraisals. He really means them, and isn't putting un acts. Theiv was the trip to Ann Arbor with a ycung Minnesota team in 1935. Bior- man professed fright. Minnesota stepped out in that one and blasted the Wolverines 40-0, Tuffy Thompson, Andy Uram, Sheldon Beiie, and a few others running wild. Minneapolis writers sought to give Bierman the rib. The coach plainly was embarrassed, but he persisted in insisting: "Honestly, I was scared to death. I really didn't believe we could do it. I was willing to settle for anything because I figured we perhaps wouldn't be able to settle at all." Bicmuiii Keeps Dumper un Boys' Enthusiasm One reason why Bierman employs pei-sismism is to tone down his boys. There is nothing more fractious than a college football player who suspects that he is good. Nothing is quite as damaging as over-confidence. "There is no worse pre-game psychology for a team than going into a game convinced that it can't lose," says Bierman. "That is even worse than a team starting a game convinc- •"' that it can't win. The best josXzl Little Rock High Loses Quarterback Hamilton Gunn Injures Knee—Probably Has •Played Last Game LITTLE ROCK—Hamilton Gunn, regular quarterback for the Little Rock Tigers, who suffered a knee injury in the game with Catholic High Friday night, probably has played his last game in a Tiger uniform, Coach Clyde Van Sickle said Monday following a thorough examination of the injury. Gunn will become 21 years old, October 14, and will be ineligible. Van Sickle said it will be at least a month before the injury will be healed. Lloyd Heitman and Howard Hughes will alternate at quarter in t'he game against Central High School of Muskogee, there Friday night. The Tigers were given eight new plays Monday, all of which will be run from a double wing-back formation. Tiger teams in the past have used only single wing, and short punt formations. A light scrimmage is.schedul- ed for Tuesday afternoon anrj signal drills Wednesday. The team will leave for Muskogee late Thursday. -^. *'.?JWBSS2S5ES3i< Without Benefit of Wings Bryce Brown, end candidate for the Santa Clara University football team, appears to be praying for happy landings as be dives for a loose ball during one of the Californians' early season drills NATIONAL LEAGUE New York Chicago St. Louis Pittsburgh Boston Brooklyn Cincinnati Philadelphia ... 85 84 75 75 71 61 55 . 55 53 57 66 66 70 80 84 85 .610 .596 .532 .532 .504 .433 .396 .393 Monday's Results New York 10, St. Louis 3. Chicago 5, Brooklyn 4. Games Tuesday New York at Chicago. Brooklyn at St. Louis. Boston at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at Cincinnati. AMERICAN LEAGUE Club W. Vow York 94 Detroit 83 Chicago yg Boston 72 Cleveland 74 Washington 07 Philadelphia 47 St. Louis 42 L. 45 57 62 64 66 73 91 99 Pet. .676 .593 .557 .529 .529 .479 .341 .298 Monday's Results New York 5, Detroit 0. St. Louis 8-5. Boston 6-7. Only games played. Games Tuesday Detroit at Boston. Chicago at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Washington. Only three games scheduled. A process for the manufacturing of synthetic camphor has been developed in the research laboratories of the Japanese department of finance, according to reports from Tkoio. Japan has a world monopoly in natural camphor. chologiy is for a team to feel that it will win but that it must go at top speed all the while to accomplish the feat." At present, Bierman is his pessimistic self, perhaps as a checkmate on boys who have been told in the public prints and eye to eye that they again are destined to be the top of the nation. Bierman launches his sixth season at Minesota in defense of a record of 32 victories, four defeats, three of them in his initial year, and four ties. He starts with 27 lettermen, 16 reserves from 1936, and a class of sophomores who as freshmen had not as many outstanding players as the Minnesota peagreens have had in past campaigns. Outstanding among the loses are Bud Wilkinson, brilliant blocking quarterback; Co-Capt. Ed Widseth, unimous All-America tackle; Bud Svendsen, ace center; Co-Capt. Julie Alfonso, right halfback; and Ray Antil, end. Wealth of Material Is Mostly Homegrown Drilled to take the place of the departed veterans are Vic Spadaccini, veteran fullback shifted to blocking quarterback; Rudy Gmitro, veteran halfback replaceing Alfonso; Bob Hoel, a junior groomed to replace Widseth; and Dan Elmer, a junior favored to take charge of the center job. Once more the set-up virtually is a Minnesota situation. Of the GO players invited to return fur practice, ieven are from outside the state or within closer range of another major institution. And three of these are here because one, Ken Dollarhide, formerly lived here; another, Horace Bell, a negro youth, was sent here by his brother, Bill, in order to have him under his eld coach while at Ohio State, Dr. George Hauser; and a third, Bob Larson of Rockford, 111., desires to follow in the foosteps of a former Minnesota All-America tackle, Dick Smith of liis home town. Minnesota's homegrown football teams do their traveling on the The Fans Are Crazy About Him PHILADELPHIA-<NEA)-The Mad Russian. That's what they call Pete Sivess, Baltimore Oriole pitcher, who is going to get a trial with the Phillies next spring. "The Mad Russian is a combination of Babe Ruth and Carl Hubbell when jt comes to ability," says Business Manager Johnny Ogden of the Unoles. ' But he's as eccentric as he is talented. He has the long hair of a monk, the ascetic features of a Gandhi, and the arms of an ape " He drove the other teams crazy winning 15 of his last 18 games and saving six others with relief work. Electric Shock Is Fatal toGrid Star Lundy Corbett, Razorback Tackle, Found Dead in Dormitory Room FAYETTEVILLE, Ark,—(ff)—Lundy Corbett, 21, of Walnut Ridge, star 215- pound tackle on the University of Arkansas football team, was found dead Monday night in his room at a dormitory, the victim of an electric shock. Physicians called in a vain attempt to resuscitate him, said he apparently had been electrocuted by a loose connection on a bed lamp in his room. Corbett was lying on the bed with his leg over a radiator. Fellow students theorized that he was attempting to re. pair the light connection when the charge went through his body. A fellow student found the body when he went to Corbett's room on a social call. Corbett won his football letter with the Razorbacks last season when they took the Southwest Conference championship. His .deah dealt a severe blow to Arkansas' hopes to repeat as Coach Fred C. Thomsen is short of tackle material. Funeral services will be held at Moore's Chapel here at 8:30 a. m. Tuesday with the Rev. Oliver Bolin, Springdale Methodist minister, officiating. Tlie body then will be taken to Walnut Ridge. Mr. Bolin, W. S. Gregson, director of the University of Arkansas YMCA and a member of the football team will attend final services at Walnut Ridge. Carrigan, Murray in Feature Bout Hope and Spring Hill Battlers Scheduled to Go Four Rounds >airof200-PoiHid Tacklesjullbj Center Also Weighs fiet$j ter Than 200, Says Byrd/'"" High Coach Hope High School football team/ tot , the first time this year, will be out-" weighed Friday night when the teatrt > goes up against Byrd High School of < Shrevenort in the new stadium here. ' Coach Dotson of Byrd, in a tele-' phone conversation with Coach Foy', Hammons of Hope, was quoted as say- \ ing that he is bringing the strongest team possible to Hope. Coach Dotson has a pair of 200-'f pound tackles, a center that Weighs / slightly better than 200 and a 210- pound hard-driving fullback who. is a three-year player. The Shreveport team is expected to * display a heavy driving attack featur-' ing such ball carrier as Jack Orbison, James 'Sweeney, Jerry Mize, Leo/Bird, Bob McGraw and Halfbacks Dufour and Wendling. A request for 200 student tickets was * made by the Sshrevepori coach, who said the school planned to charter a special train to bring the team, 4 ' stu- ( dents, band and boosters to Hope for the game. A rumor that Byrd High was sending its second team to Hope was'spik- ed by Coach Dotson when he said "we are bringing the strongest team possible to Hope." School officials here prepared Tues- > day to take care of one of the largest crowds ever to witness a high school game in Hope. Notice has been received that the game would attract many fans from surrounding towns. Little Rock sports writers have been invited. With the opening of school Monday, approximately ten new candidates reported for the football squad. All are , inexperienced. The Bobcat squad went through a light drill session Monday afternoon, ironing out kinks and bruises received: in the Benton game. Heavier work is planned for Tuesday. The team is in good shape. Ozan Dick Milam was a quest of his sister, Mrs. J. K. Green, Sunday. Mrs. John L. Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Hockersmith, all of Benton, lave been visiting Mrs. Chlora Citty. They attended the Hope-Benton foot- aall game Friday night. Ms. C. D. Ball, Mrs. Robert Cook ind Mrs. Myrtle Robins attended the Pete Brown, mew fight promoter of the South Wafnut street arena, announced the following all-fight program for Tuesday night: £am Poindexter, 125, meets Joe Johnson, 129, in the opening preliminary. Both are negroes. Arthur Legans, 185-pound negro of Spring Hill, meets an opponent to be announced from the ring side. James Wilbanks meets Joe Turne'y in the three-round feature preliminary. Both are Alton camp recruits. Jessie Grice, 152, meets Bert Mauldin 150, of Hope in the semi-final. The bout is expected to be interesting as both fighters have expressed their willingness to get into the ring and mix it up. Pinkie Carrigan, local negro welterweight, and George Murray of Spring Hill, have been rematched for Tuesday night's main event. The bout is scheduled for four rounds. The two fought to a draw here last week. The new promoter announced that the pass list would be suspended beginning this week. Tickets will go on tale a 7:30 o'clock. The first fight begins at 8 o'clock. ins and children of Camden, were Sunday quests of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Murphy. Mesdames Wilbur Jones, John far- row, O. C. Robins, and Eugene GOod- lett attended the Baptist Women's Missionary zone meeting in Prescott last week. John Barrow, Jr., entered the Hope High School Monday. He is rooming in the Mrs. Carter Johnson home and taking his meals at the White House, funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Milwee of McNab Thursday. Marie Stuart, who is doing commer- with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miller Stuart. Robert May of Magnolia spent the week-end with Mr, and Mrs. Ed May. Mrs. H. P. Robertson, Clyde, Gibson and Jim Robertson and Grandma Robertson spent Sunday with relatives in Mineral Springs. Fred Robertson left Sunday for College Station, Texas, where he will enroll in the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. 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