Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 22, 1937 · Page 5
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Wednesday, December 22,1937 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS THE Flaherty Proves Be Medicine Man Took Medic-ore Club and Sain P.aug'h and Won Championship Ky DILLON (iKAIIAM AP Kciitiiri- Service Writer WASHINGTON -This isn't heresy, for we echo every adjective uttered about 5,ammy Biiuyb and Cliff Battles, but (he boys arc- puppets. Highly talented marionettes are they, juggled on a string by u chap as freckled-faced as 'torn Sawyer. No matter how powerful a machine may be. someone lias to wind it up, 'ct its direction and touch it off. And 3,'i-year-old Hay Flaherty, the couch, built and engineered Hit 1 triumphant Washington Redskin professional gridiron thunderbolt. This modest, bulky redhead took an exceptional colii.-ge passer and transformed him into a devastating runner, (i .sure- bloekcr and a sharpshooter who could pitch a.s accurately on the dead run a.s from a flat-fooled .stance. He teamed him with a graceful speodslur, who had power along with olusivcncss, and produced the holiest outfit football saw in l'J37. It was Flaherty who made (his Washington loam, a mediocre club a month ugo, the (error of (be gridiron, one that hurdled three of pro football's .slrong- est chilis the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants, and the Chicago Bears to win the world championship Sammy Baugh Wius a headline name one to attract the crowds, but aftei a tew superlative performances, professional rivals found Baugh was just a passer. So Ihoy'd drift back to butter his bombs, instead of charging. Without Baugl.'s passing a.s a threat, Cliff Buttles was valueless a.s a runner. Flaln-i-l;. laughl Baugb lo block and tackle and run. He was an adept pupil and. almost overnight, the Red- ;kins he-came formidable. Flaherty devised a single wingb.'ick formation, winch pel-milled Baltlo.s to run, and called for Baugh to lu« the ball. He changed Baugh's passing technique. Out of the short punt formation, Baugh had always thrown the ball from a flat-footed position. Baugh learned to fade and fake and throw on the Pitt, California Power Attacks Stand Out: "W"*l ^ • w »4 • - •— ~*- — -*r^ ^ Parade of Fine Back 'j&F'"-?&?'?-':"'- J'. ^f.^.%-! — ••«.»;• .»'-.: t-j So while conceding the greatness of liangh and Battles, we rise to doff our t'hapeau to Flaherty. He won the eastern championship in his first year a.s a coach and took the "World Series" his second. You'll recall it was Flaherty who outsmarted the Bears u few years ago and brought Ihe Giants the championship by raiding a locker room for basketball shoes that enabled Ihe Giants to keep their footing while the Bears were skidding on an ice-covered field. By JERRY BKONDF1EU) NEA Service Sports Writer Trouble with too many ambitious ini'j) in Ihe public eye is thai they're in the public eye—like a cinder. On a hunting expedition in Pennsylvania, Vice President Garner brought back a buck tax collectors had overlooked. A sleuth failed in a week's efforts to serve a subpoena on Charlie Chaplin. Maybe Charlie wasn't so dumb, discarding those identifying gunboat shoes. Klorida indicated a point of agreement with California's choice of adjectives by describing that Los Ari- j-'i'les mountain slide as colossal. Those hooded visitors who closed a Florida night club couldn't have been aliened, by chance, will) Die move for wild life conservation'.' And now there's a rumor that convicts won't be allowed to play football anymore; it tenches them too much iilxnil open field running, Let the boys ut Washington fight it dill; the average man wdl bo satisfied In see the waitress at the corner cafe placed under civil service rules. liulianii transportation men lire protesting the validity of Trucking laws. All who think the I3ig Apple also ought to be pared will communicate. College football players are merely trying to maintain the Old Heidelberg Inulilioii.s, and all I hey ask is something a litlle better in fellowships. Senator Cupper jirojxises a federal i suitute on marriage and divorce—us if enough wives weren't already laying down the law. Every time the public gets set for a |.!e;isant little business cycle, it tunii into the old variety of tail spin. That l.'i-month-year advocate turns uj) again in California at an inventors congress, with time on his hands. Ui. Einstein lout his son-in-law by divorce. Ihe more practical students thereby assuming that relativity remains a theory. Farmers Protest ReJief During Harvest .SAN JOSE, Calif.-</i>)-A resolution of Ihe Associated Fanners of California condemned issuance of relief to able- bodied men while crops were lefl standing in the field for luck of farm labor. One of a number of growers' organizations in the slate, the Associated Farmers includes many of the larger ap (cultural operators. $15,000 Distributed From Equalizing Fund LITTLE HOCK— (A'}— The State De- p;;rlnieiit of Education allotted $15,- .'iJli.25 from Iht- .school c-qufilizing fund lo 17 schools in 10 counties Wednesday. The schools included: Cherry Hill, folk county, $l,OUO; Pawson, Union county, $800; Pluinviuw, White county, $511.25. With conches varying their lactic; Recording lo .situations, the season of I93T might be listed as one of unusual defenses. Because Die offense was pretty well hrottled thereby, there now is some lemand for bringing the ball in 15 yards from the sidelines instead of 10 and putting the goal posts buck on the goal line. Clint Frank—Whizzer White—Marshall Goldberg—the power of Pittsburgh and California—Minnesota's reverses at the hands of Nebraska and Notre Diinic—Vfinderbilt's trick play— u high school boy by the name of Bill De Coirevont— And professionally, the brilliant ctretrh drive of the Washington Redskins—their swamping the Now York Giants—Sammy Bsuigh's phenomenal passing against the Chicago Bears on n frozen Soldiers' Field— We give you, in retrospect, the 1937 season—a campaign crammed full of thrills and action, but which possibly will be remembered must for the startling number of fine backs who roamed the nation's gridirons. Multiplicity of Stiu- Hacks Attendance increased over 19,'i6 at practically every stadium in the land. Rain, snow, mid cold couldn't kjeep 'cm away. Pickers of all-star teams almost floundered under an avalanche of outstanding backs, such as Yalt-'s Frmik. awarded the Heismnn trophy us the outstanding player of the year; Colorado's mmi/ing While, the nation's leading scorer; Goldberg of Pitt. miKlit- iest bull-carrier of thorn all; Joe Kil- ferow, the Aliibiimii workhorse; Sam Chfipman of California; Sid Luckman. Columbia's ace passer; little D.-ivie O'Brien of Texas Christian, and ;, muny more. The southwest came up with 210- |.-ound Ernie Lain, the most remarkable substitute in years, Until Lain, reviously out with injuries entorud be lineup in the fourth gnme, Rice ladn't scored a point. But paced by this terrific sophomore, who did not turn a game, the Owls wound up with the Southwest Conference title. Pitt and Fordham played their third consecutive scoreless tie, and made it 180 minutes of the most bruising sort of football without a point being tallied. 120,001) Sec J»rcp Game Experts blinked when Carnegie Tech upset Notre Dame, Indiana rudely bowled over Ohio State, and Minnesota bowed to Notre Dame. Vanderbilt repulsed Louisiana State by the simple procedure of having fiicketsun, a tackle, hatch a hidden ball and run 55 yards for a touchdown, while the Tigers chased everybody but Raining in phola from every angle- on the floor, Charles (Chuck) Chuckovits, f;i£>]e- cyt'd University of Tuk'dn forward, set a new \vorld collegiate scoring record when ho dropped in 17 field goal's and SUAVII free throws for •!! points, Adrian College' tl.e referee. The largest football crowd in history- 1211.11(10 [jacked Soldiers' Field to sec Bill De Correvont in aclion. A mere high school youth who .scored 210 points in 10 games. There was the biller fight for the All-America center berth, waged by Alex Wojcicl.'Aviiv. of Fordbam; Carl Ilinkle of Vaiulerbilt; Bob llerwig of C'aliJornia, and Charley Brock of Nebraska—the best crop of i/ivot men in Ihe past decade. Not to forget a sensational Gfi-yard pass completed fur a touchdown against Southern California by Kenny Washington, spectacular U. C. L. A. negro halfback. Fans were handed another element of surprise when Pitt, because of so much talk of profe.~-.sionali.sm. heal the various howl committees to the jump, iind. decided to turn down any post- HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service NEW YORK—The year 1937 saw the Mrdison Square Garden Corporation, which practically controlled professional boxing since it was founded by Tex Rickard. drop completely out of it. When the courts upheld Jim Braddock in his deliberate run-out on Max Schmeling, making it t'jossible for Michael Strauss Jacobs lo present the Joe Louis-Braddock production in Chicago, the Garden people capitulated. Jacobs became the most powerful figure in the business since Kickard when he took over the beak busting privilege at the Garden and its bowl in Queens. This gives the Broadway ticket broker a virtual monopoly in Manhattan, for be also has the tow New York ball pnrk.s and his lease on the old Hippodrome theater enables him to conduct a weekly program regardless of what it booked at the Garden. In addition, Jacobs has practically all of the better fighters either under contract or preferring to appear under his banner. Sclinicling- Gets Run-Around Max Schmeling will maintain for the remainder of his days that 1937 was the year of the big run-around. After training ut Speculator for n I 1 antom fight with Braddock, and being left waiting at the scales, i-chmeling returned to Germany, and •-Hii-eed to box Tommy Farr, the British Knij-ire champion, in London. His intention was lo claim the title after petting over the Welshman. But Jacobs' money and an opportunity | 0 compete for the legitimate crown prevailed, so Farr became the opponent of Louis in the Alabama- horn darkey's first title defense after knocking out Braddock. It was this mulch that definitely removed (he cloak of invincibility from I.oiii.*. for while Fan- was badly'mark- ed and outpointed, he was credited) with the biggest upset of the year j-euwm invitations that might be ex, tended u, the Panthers. I Michigan dismissed Harry Pipke. | Harry Mehre and Chick Median re- j signed at Georgia and Manhattan, re- i spec-lively. Alumni made Mehre'.s |-o! Mtion unbearable. Meehun decided j to make business a fulltime job. i Football hasn't changed in that re- t:pect. A losing coach still takes it on the chin. To WIN PZO CHAMPIONSHIP PoR /•y\ when he stayed in there and pitchec for the full 15 rounds. Meanwhile, Schmeling marked lime but recently made one of his frequent excursions to this country to drop Harry Thomas n half dozen times and stop him by way of convincing Louis that ho will be far from a hollow shell when Ihey finally collide in a second edition next June. Armstrong Is Fighter of Yenr While there was plenty of heavyweight activity, despite the sidetracking of Schmeling, a cocoa-colored leather, Henry Armstrong, was to boxing in 1937, what Ihe Yankees were to baseball, the Pittsburgh Panthers to football, and Don Budge was to Itnnis. Hurricane Henry, with the legs of a banUiin. Ihe arms and torso of welter, and the tonsils of Gabby liarlnctt, was the squared circle's itslanding performer. Armstrong's long and impressive ::lring of knockouts, featured by his cli.vposa] of Petey S'arron. which feat made him the third negro with a world title, represents the sliffesl and most concerted firing of 1937. Hurricane Henry, who is out of St. Louis, per- ifipr i.s the finest fighter pound for pound in Die dodge today. Mike Jacobs did something never be"ore attempted in showing four world I champions at weight on one card— ' Mnreel Tliil. who was recognized as middleweight ruler abroad, Barney Rws. Lou Ambers, and Sixto Escobar. Freddie Apostoli of San Francisco cut and stopped Thil, and Harry Jeffra, a rtringbean from Baltimore, lifted Escobar's bantam bauble. Ailimiick Marches On Jimmy Adamiok, Michigan farm lioy, kept belting ordinary blokes ou to make progress as a white hope Maxie Rosenbloom outcuffcd him but was starched for the first time in a second edition. John Henry Lewis lost a decision for the first time in two years when Isidoro Gastanaga nailed him right under the Sim, hurt, and dropped him two or three times in Detroit. The younj, Fhoenix negro more than evened the score in St. Louis, however. He bounced the Basque around anc knocked him out. He checked the venerable Johnny Risko's comeback. Lewis is entitled to complain about Louis, drawing the color line. He gttidly would vacate the light-heavyweight championship next summer for a shot at the Louis-Schfeling survivor. Brig-Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman, and Bill Brown, his associate on the New York Boxing Commission, sued Jimmy Johnston, who lost his post as the Garden ringmaster when Jacobs moved in. The actions were the outgrowth of published statement by Johnson to the effect that the fistic fathers were a bit too thick wilh Jacobs and his Twentieth Century Cporting Club. Jack McAuliffe, a grand old character who held the lightweight leadership for nine years and retired unbeaten in 1893, passed on. He was the ast of the Three Jacks—Sullivan, the original Dempscy, and McAuliffe. Jack Torrance got himself and others n a jam when a confessed diver failed o keep an appointment with him at Salon Rouge, and then talked. Abe Simon put a lily in the erstwhile shot- lulter's huge hand shortly thereafter in New York. WHAT WOULD LUPE SAY? Barney Ross took until himself n wife, which, at least as far as the personable Chicago boy is concerned, was the real high spot of 1937. Firebrand Lupe Velez wasn't there, and maybe it was best for Johnny AVeissmuller, famed screen Tarzan, that she wasn't. Shapely Evelyn Thorne of Burbank, Calif., pictured with him, was the star swimmer's companion much of the time during his visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Chicago Suspects That De Correvont Will Go to School On West Coast Phenomenal High Sch'ool^Back Going to Hollywood for Holidays, and Tip Is He'll Stay If He Likes the Scenery After 22Years a (Continued from Page One) damage. He als o sodded 12 acres into pirmanent pasture in Bermuda grass, lespedeza and hop clover. "When I moved on to this farm. I'm sure it wasn't making more than a fourth of a bale of cotton to the acre; thic year I'm picking 14 bales from 20 acres." says Majure. With their family of six. the Ma- jures have reached a point of self- support at which they spent only 597 for food not raised on their own farm last year. "And we lived good," adds Majure. "If we could grow our :ugar, coffee, flour and salt, I expect we wouldn't have to spend anything on clore-bjughl stuff." Made Money, Too The pantry backs him up. There are !/C cans of beef there, and 3<f quarts of pork, 32 quarts of tomato pickles, 28 quarts of sweet potatoes, 24 quarts of string beans, 33 quarts of English 1,-sas, 80 quarts of blackberries, and many more of beets, squash, corn, apples, Imia. beans, tomato juice, carrots, peaches and preserves. The Majures have not only lived well and provided a good living for the winter, but made money, too. Their gross income from the 93 acres was S'i301.87, with a net gain of $1217.25. And that does not include $147.40 spent for home murnishings, S101 for education, ?26 for medical care, $20 for recreation, livestock bought for $125 and machinery at ?G8—and, best of all for a one-time sharecropper, $5 to charity. They All Helped The children all helped, becoming active in 4-H club work, and Mrs. Majure organized and helped run a Home Demonstration club. When Majure decided to "make his break" last year, be called the whole family into a "council of war." All agreed to help and all share the satisfaction of achievement. Mjaure's magnificent rise from a hopeless sharecropper status to independence and the road to ownership ihrough diversified and self-sufficient farming are reguarded by the judges as a beacon light pointing the way to ultimate solution of the desperate sharecropper and one-crop farm prob- .em in the south. By HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service CHICAGO—Chicago suspects that Bill De Correvont be making leadlines on the Pacific coast in 1939. The suspicion is based on the fact hat Do Correvont is going to Holly- j wood during the Christmas vacation. It isn't every high school boy who gets a trip to southern California over the holidays, and the presumption is that the jaunt is being made possible by unofficial authority of a west coast university. De Correvonl plans to matriculate in February or September, and the tip EIGHT TWINS MAKE QUINTET SANTA CLAUS and COMPANY Wise, Vu., has a basketball team composed of these four sets of pretty twins. They are, left to right' EtheJ and Edith Clark, 17; Fay and Gay Roberts, }H; Ruby and Williu Nuckles, 15, and Elline iinci EiirliJH' Mav. 17. They are well known in the surrounding Virgin ia-Kwiut-ky-Tcnnc's.sue territory, 'HAT <PP P££ SENT HAVE PECIPEP TO SIVE SANTA ClAUS? THAT'S WHAT CAP'N PART/ Y/ANTS TO KNOW J By KING COLE MEYER KHOWeo HIM T AFORE. PROB'LV SKIPPED ON A SLIPP'PY O.OUP • H NOW WHL SHOW DL) 'XACUy VMAT WE'fiE SOWS TO GW£ SANTA YMEN HE CDMESb BUT YME/2E ^ IS 5AMTA, AMVWAY ANP HANS IT WH8?E THE STARS PSIS1AT; fOg VWEN IT'S THERi VoU'U- KNOW IT '5 THAT CH//.P£5M SWL YOU, , 193? is that he'll remain on the golden slope provided he likes the scenery, which is excellent in that direction. The University of Washington, which draws many athletes from the Chicago district, is said to have the inside track. Thousands of words have been-written about De Correvont who scored 210 points for Chicago's Austin High n 10 games, nine touchdowns in a single contest, and who played before he largest crowd in football history— 120,000 persons at Soldiers' Field. Yet De Correvont has not been moved. If anything, he is more modest and retiring than the average 19-year-old lad. Fame usually does one of two things to prodigies. It swells their heads, or forces them into a litlle world all there own. De Correvont seems to have been affected in the latter way. De Correvont is a striking example of a real and good American boy. A blond cowlick refuses to stay out of his eyes. He likes lo play baseball which is the mark of truly great athlete. He has a girl. De Correvont's arm is expected to be out of its sling before he shoves off to Los Angeles. He suffered a fractured collarbone in that post-season pileup at Memphis. Here is another tip for the boys on the coast. College scouts watching Austin High during the past season have seen something besides De Cor- revont. Ernie Ncvers calls Alfred Bauman, 226-pound tackle, the best high school lineman he has ever seen. Movers was head linesman in Austin's engagement in Dixie. Sonny Skor, quarterback, and Don Johnson, center.ar e others of the 10 Austin seniors given lofty ranking by experts. Bill Heiland, Austin coach, would like to see the entire learn go lo the fame institution. What an opportunity for some coach to make himself a great one! Hammond High is another fertile "ield for the colleges. Unbeaten and untied in 10 games, it was awarded trophy as the outstanding prepare.- ory outfil in Indiana. Hammonds' line averaged 19G pounds from tackle to tackle and Ihe average age of Ihe boys was 18 years, 10 months, so it is not hard to see why the array's 50. yard line was crossed only half a doz- zcn times. Jula Papais, halfack, is described as a greater runner and passer than Tom Harmon, the four-sport youngster of Gary who stirred up so much fuss at Michigan. Papais is headed for Alabama, which knows where to look for latent. In the last -51 games Chicago high schools have played against clubs of the western division of live Northern Indiana Conference, they've won just four, tied iwo, and lost 35. This area, loaded with 200-paimd tackles and guards, furnishes as much ir more material for big time colleges Than any other in the United Stales. Horned Frogs Pick All-Opponent Band FORT WORTH-iNEA>-The Texas Christian football band bus taken the attitude that anyone can pick an all- >ppunent football team, but not every- >ne selects an all-opponent band. So be Horned Frog musicians did just that. They picked the drum section of Ohio State; the burses and trombones 1 Texas A. & M..; the baritones, pic- olos, and oboes of Baylor, and the larinets, trumpets, and saxophones of Southern Methodist. For their all-opponent drum-major, ie Frogs nominated Wesley Lees of Ohio State.

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