Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 28, 1937 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 28,1937 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAOB ITVt THE Rival Coach Sent Baughjo T. C. U. Baugh Was First Persuaded to Attend University of Texas Not since (In 1 ilnys of Hod , (lie (inllopln' Ghnst, has n fuotlmll player so completely nipdircd fuiulom us has Sain Adrian Kailgh, (lie former Texas Christian university star whose mid kicking gave (lie Kedsklns (lie professional (Ille. Here is the first tif n series of three stories (aMiiK you behind (lie scenes in (he life of (he raw-boned Texan. BATTLING 'BAMA BOYS BENT ON BEATING BEARS By I'T.MX K. McKNIOHT Copyright, 1937 The A I' Kcalii re Service Great football players, they say, are born. If so, date this xafin of the nation's current football idol hack to Mnrch 17, 1914. On th.-it day, in u Bell county farm deep in Texas, a son was born to Mr. nnd Mrs. J. V. Baugh—a little fellow they christened Sain Adrian. It was ;i nice inline—one the .sports writers 20 yearn Inter were to twist into Slingin' Sain, Sweet Slinger, etc. Tiny hands flailed around in that fjirmhousc •• cradle, hands that later were Uj develop into hamlike hooks that tossed fouthalls like they hud never been tossed. At ju.st about the lime Harold (RodI Grange left his Mheaton ice wagon and slnrled an incredible footbal) career at Illinois, Sammy Baugh was having liis first look at u football--, one of those lightweight, imitation- leather balls you pick up at a notions counter. Charging at you is the lineup Alnbiuna will start against California in the Rose Bowl, Jan. 1. The linemen, reading from left to right, arc- Tex Shoemaker, Jim Ryba, Lew Bostwick, Cox, Capt. Lei-oy Monsky, Waller Merrill, nnd Tut Warren. The backs, left to right, arc George Zivich, Charley Holm, Joe Kilgrow, and Vic Bradford. Jack Machtollt may get the call over Cox at center. Not much of Holm and Kilgrow can be seen, but they can bo Hupenclfd upon to make their presence fell at Pasadena. The Texas. and a football player was in tlic making. Third-graders don't have organized grid leagues, but Sammy and his pair cleared off a vacant lot, got hold of a battered old football and "chose up sides." "I sort of took n liking to passing buck in those kid days and have been working on it since." drawls Buugh. "I started us u n end on the Temple high school team. "One day 1 threw some passes—and then I played in the baekfiekl." "His Everything Right" Only one year did Sammy play nt Temple high before his family movoc on to Sweetwater, in West Texas. Coach Ed Henning put Baugh into his Sweetwater backfield "because he wns u steady plugger; n boy who did everything right. And believe me, he could pass and kick then." After his last high school football season. Sammy turned to baseball. lie ilid some third-basing for an Abilene team and Couch Leo < Dutch I Meyer of Texas Christian, varsity baseball mentor jnul freshman football conch, look hi.s T. C. U. Horned Frogs out to play the Abilene nine. JVIeyer, after the baseball series, returned to Fort Worth and told Francis Schmidt, then varsity football coach, that lie had seen "a real baseball player" out at Abilene." "lie's this kid Biiugh from Sweet- WiitcT, understand he also pluys football ;uul basketball. Why, lie's got the sweetest muscular coordination for ;i kid his uge I've ever seen. I don't know what he cun do in foot- bull but he could certainly play on my biisebull Ic.'iiu." Sc'bmidt hadn't seen Baugh and nothing was done. T. C. U. Second Choice Meanwhile, a University of Texas alumnus persuaded Uaufih to Iry Texas, chiefly because lie wanted liin to piny third bnse under the veteran diamond couch, "Uncle Billy" Disch. Buugh went to Austin and talked things over with "Uncle Billy." There was u hitch in plans, however, jnd Buuyh didn't KO to Texas. Shortage of student jobs, m somelliinn like tluit. "Uncle Billy," the grand old man of college husebull, did just what lie has done for many other boys. He loaned Sammy Bough the money to travel on to Fort Worth uncl enroll at Texas Christian university. Unknowingly, a man who had spent nK.re than a score of yours developing Daughs moved into Temple, j great athletes for the University of Sammy started to grade school Texas sent along to u rival Southwest conference institution one of the greatest college athletes of all times! Call it u boner if you wish—down here in Texas they set it up us just another uet of kindness by u .silver- haired, fine old man. the Tomorrow: Sammy Buugli, "unknown" fillers Into 11 tollegiiile career finally crowned by thunderous iircliiini as the grcUcsl of till forward twisters. JJfAlabama Backfield Stars|| Fc.r Wife and Kiclo:ts Tulsa—Three members of the Tulsa University football tcuiii are married and liuve families. Now the Question is WARSAW — Stanislaus Zbysko, former heavyweight wrestling great, lius a mat prospect in Poland who is seven feel lull and weighs 2C>2 pounds. Hi.s name is Wlndysluw Tallin, uncl he recently tossed 14 opponents in one night. Zhyszko says he is the nearest thing to Yousiff, the Terrible Turk, that lie ever lius seen. Makes It Kusier RALEIGH, N. C.—Curl Stanclinuileer, greatest of North Carolina Cherokee Indian archers, has been ruled out of further competition by hi.s tribe. Champion for years, his easy triumphs huve discouraged annual tournaments. Permanent Vts. Pts. Charley Holm, the Red Elephants' fine defensive fullback. Iron Man Joe Crimson Tick'V/ Kilgrow, the threat. Jim Benton Given First Place Among 10 Outstanding Arkansas Athletes of 1937 Grid Performer Leads Field of 34 Nominated for Honors in Associated Press' First Annual Ranking of Outstanding Athletes LITTLE HOCK—(.4V-Football-mind- ed Arkansas Tuesday huilivi Jim Ben- ' versity of Arkansas Razurbnck.s, as the TOKIO—Stanislaus Zentbytski, who I 1 " 11 "' Furdyce, star end for the Uni- dosignucl the Olympic' bobsled runs at Luke Placid and Garnii.sch-Parten- Kirtheii, h;is been hired to build the- slide at Sapi/oro, Japan, for the 1U-IO Mines. !>-liilL-'.s outstanding ;itblele of 1937. | l?c>nton led u field of 3-1 nominated 1 fur honors in the Associated Press first I annual ranking of the- year's ten lead- ing sports performers. Selections were mude from nominations by sports editors of Arkansas A.'-.soc'iated Pre.ss member pa|>cr: 10-9-8-7-G-5-1-3-2-1 point basis. Four of the top ten were football players. two tennis stars, two golfers and one each performed in baseball and bas- ketball. The list: Name Sport 1. Jim Benton Football 'i. Dwight Sloan Football .'I. Raymond Burnett Football 4. Marilyn McRae Tennis 5. Earnest Harrison Golf C. Jack Hobins Football 7. Frank Stiedlc Golf 8. Leo Nonnenkamp Baseball 8. Morlcy Lewis Tennis 10. Don Lockard Basketball Properly included above Lockard but ruled out because their sport per- fornumccs (luring the year were not identified with Arkansas directly were Bill Dickey. New York Yankees catcher, who polled 18 votes; Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers end, who polled 17; iind Lon Warneke, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, who polled 15. Benton was named on every list, a ranking earned by his sensational play throughout the year, which also lodged him on the All-Southwest Conference first team and the Associated Press" All-America squad. He was picked lirst by three editors, second by five and third by one, being the only athlete unanimously nominated in the first three. | Sloan of Van Buren, the "over-look{ ed" halfback who reached his greatest ! form with the Razorbacks this season ! wns lightly praised as was Burnett, I ace of the Arkansas Slate Teachers : college eleven. Burnett is an Atkins boy who concluded his scholastic athletic career in the Christmas day game at Los Angeles. Miss McRae, Little Rock greatest I woman tennis player, No. 1 ranking by the Missouri Valley Tennis Association and earned her right to honor with a bold invasion of Ihe easlern grass courts afler winning all Ihe championships open in this seclion. "Dulch" Harrison, the Stuttgart pro, i.fler several false starts hit his stride (luring Ihe year and currently is among the money boys in many of the country's major tournaments. A great golfer, some predict he will be among the champions in a few years. Robbins, Razorback quarterback slipped slightly into eclipse with the rise to fume of his running mate Sloan. The Litlle Rock boy still carries a world of football punch and is expected to carry on in Ihe professional or coaching game next season. . Helena contributed Stiedle to the list. "" ;l j Twice state amateur golf champion, his inclusion was entirely expected. Followers of the fairways rate Frank as u national .star who needs only faster competition uncl more of it to get Tide Tossers May Decide Bowl Game Alabama May Gamble on Passes in Ciiash With California By DILLON GRAHAM AH FentUfe Service Writer NEW YORK—Alabama, Although lacking another Dixie Howell-Don Hutson combination, is likely .to gamble its Rose Bowl chances on an aerial attack. Although the pass hasn't been a feature of the Crimson offensive, Alabama has used it to good advantage to score eight of its 33 touchdowns. This southern team hasn't the weight nor the power of Alabama's other bowl contenders and, sortie critics feel, it rtay be unable to cope with California on the ground and may have to go into the air. Howell's passing to Unison highlighted Alabama's victory over Stanford three years ago. California this year has used the pass comparatively little. "Football teams are passing too jnuch," observed Stub Allison, Call- 1 fp'rnia coach, at the start of'the season. "The trend seems to be to play too fancy. We're going back' to fundamentals." Hepertoirc Of 14 Plays And Allison stuck to that theme. Even in California's toughest contest, the 0-0 tie with Washington, the Bears held to the old rx>wer plays, even though they were not effectavb enough to win. The Bears won nine games and tied one while using just 14 plays, fairly simple but beautifully executed. in major company. Nonnenkamp, outfielder for the Little Rock Travelers, was voted the most valuable player to the team that brought a Southern Association championship to Arkansas for the first time in 17 years. Lewis, a Texarkana boy who once won the state singles championships and later perfected his game under Coach Eugene Lambert at Kenyon College, Ohio, swung his racket in the Eastern tournaments last summer with no little success and was praised by experts there as a coming youngster, Lockard is the University of Arkansas' ace basketball player. Known as the "Batesville Beauty," the slim youngster is a crack shot sr.d took high scoring honors in the Southwest conference during the year. The remainder of the nominees covered all branches of sports and polled from one to 10 votes each. Grouped by sports, there were: Amateur football—Lloyd Woodell, University of Arkansas; Heywood San- 1'ord, University of Alabama; Robert Smith, Ouachjta college; Joe Arnett, Cuachita; C. N. McGibbony, Pine Buff; Billy Phillips, Pine Bluff; Roberts, Blytheville. Professional footbal} — Jim Lee Howell, New York Giants. Baseball—Berry Hinton, Camden (Semi-pro)! Byron Humplwies, Little Rock Travelers. Golf—Byron Nelson, Texarkana. Basketball—Hazel Walker, Little Rock; Elwin Gilliland, University of Arkansas; Lucille Thurman, Little Rock; Fred Strickland, Ouachita. Boxing—Snyder Parham, Bauxite; Robert Hand, Bauxite; Tommy Freeman, Hot Springs; Raymond Hedlock, Little Rock. Track—Jack Baldridge, Arkansas State Teachers. Tennis—Darnell, Litlle Rock. BEAR HUG FOR 'BAMA TACKLE Too Many McDonalds WHEATON, Ill-Just when midwest sports fans are beginning to get their signals straight on Jim McDonald, llli* nois football center, and Jim McDonald, Ohio Slate fullback, Wheaton College muddles things up again by exhibiting Jim McDonald, basketball guard. Jim Ryba, Alabama tackle, gets a bear hug from his best girl, Co-ed Louise Wheat, as the Crimson Tide shoves off for the Pasadena Hose Bowl and the battle with California, Jan. 1. Whether Allison may spring anything new in the Rose Bowl—especially in the way of a wide open game—is not known, but his aides think not. In seven conference games, California gained 1,C66 yards from scrimmage to opponents' 701. But in passing, California had only 347 yards to 334 for its rivals. Touchdowns came chiefly from sustained drives. Only one forward pass figured in the two touchdown marches of 05 and 76 yards against Stanford. California's best plays have been half spinners, that look simple but open holes for substanlial gains. Whatever passing California may do will be done by Vic Bottari, with All- America Halfback Sam Chapman and Perry Schwartz, an end, as receivers. The Statistics California threw 62 passes, completed 18 and had six intercepted. Rivals tossed 104, completed 28 and had 19 intercepted. Alabama threw 86,"completed 34 for 517 yards. Its opponents threw 120, completed 39 for 453 yards. Joe Kilgrow, the Crimson's all- round ace, has done most of the pitching, completing 20 out of 57. But there's a sophomore, Herky Mosley, whom they are touting at Tuscaloosa as another Howell in the making. He had a .500 batting average in his 26 passes this season. It's quote possible that Alabama may employ both in the backfield, giving more deception to its air raids, for Kilgrow also is an excellent receiver. Crown of Thorns PASADENA— UP)—There's often a crown of thorns us well as a hero's wreath in the annual Rose Bowl football game. Perhaps the most unfortunate individual in the long string of games was California's Roy Riegels. In the 1929 game with Georgia Tech this fine center picked up a fumble and, in the general confusion, lost all'sense of di- Soccer Strong Magnet BERLIN—Although the event is six months away, more than £0,000 seats lave been ordered for the soccer match oelween England and Germany at Olympic Stadium here. Finn New Dog Track HAVANA—Plans for a half-millibn- dollar greyhound track at La "Playa practically are completed. Larry Doyle of New York is slated to be president. Their Owi> Gog EVANSTON—The announcer kept a significant silence when the Holy Trinity basketball team took the flbbr in a tournament here. The starting lineup was Lukawszceky and Krzeminski, forwards; Wisinski and Starzyk, guards, and Wisniewski, center. Retires as Hunter RALEIGH, N. C—John Wilson of Yancey county killed 113 bears in hunts at Mt. Mitchell and then quit the sport because he didn't want to equal the record set by his father, who bagged 114 bruins in his lifetime. rection. He ran 60 yards toward his own goal before a teammate finally tackled him. The Tech team blocked a kick on the next play for the safety that won the game, 8-7. Then there was Fred Solomon, who called the pass plays which Notre Dame intercepted for the touchdowns to defeat, Stanford 27-10 in 1925. Alabama won from Washington, • 2019 in 1926, because George Guttarsrhan failed to kick the extra points atfer touchdown. Pete Stinchcomb of Ohio State was responsible for the completion of .the longest pass in bowl history in 1921. He undereslimated the throwing ability of Harold (Brick) Muller, and allowed Brodie Stephens, apparently a decoy, to get behind him in the end zone. As a result Muller's 70-yard pass for a touchdown became famous. California won, 28-0. Muller was something of a goat the. next year. He was kept on the sidelines for most of the battle was played in the rain, and was rushed in late in the game. He was obviously sent in to pass and the crowd gave him a big hand, but he was smolhered on his tossing attempt. Washington and Jefferson held California's "wonder learn" to a scoreless lie. Dixie Howell of Alabama's last Rose Bowl learn, which beat Stanford 29^13 three years ago, was one of the greatest heroes. His perfect passing, punting and 67-yard touchdown run sparked the Crimsons to victory. Others who won fame in the Bowl were Notre Dame's Layden, Tulane's Zimmerman, Alabama's Hubert and Johnny Mack Brown, Southern Cali- fornia'a Pinckert and Shaver, Harvard's Casey and Brown's Pollard. "The First Lady" D r. "First Lady" COIFFURE A CROWNING GLORY A flattering interpretation of the important upward trend in a lovely coiffure. Softly brushed curls swept off your forehead . . . off your ears to accentuate and compliment your facial contours. SIBYL'S BEAUTY SHOP Phone 8G Balcony Cox Drug Co. Herloise Miller, Manager THE CHOICE OF EVERY "First Lady" Smart and gloriously comfortable, our shoes are the ultimate for dress, town, country, travel, or campus. The perfectly balanced straight back gives the illusion of a shorter foot and a slenderer leg. HITT'S Store uizzer Wednesday Night December 29 The most sensational attraction of all time— "DR. QUIZZER" At the Saenger Theater, Wednesday night, in a series of questions, for which CASH is paid fo rthe correct answers, The questions may be geographical. The questions may be historical. The questions may be scientific. The questions may be taken from the ads appearing in the Hope Daily Star. If you answer correctly you will be paid on the spot... instantly. Read the Ads for "Profit" "First Lady" THINKS OF HER HOME FIRST HOPE FURNITURE CO. Complete Home Furnishings Call Five R. V. Herndon T. S. Cornelius For "The First Lady" Copies of Hope Star's Centennial Edition, containing 48 pages of facts, stories and pictures of 20 Southwest Arkansas towns are still available at office of Hope Star. Unbound copies, 25 cents, add gix cents K desired to be mailed. Permanent-bound copies, 50 cents, add 12 cents if desired to be mailed. SHEER LOVELINESS FOR THE "First Lady" PHOENIX HOSIERY We Give Eagle Stamps The Leading Department Store GEO. W. ROBISON & CO. HOPE PBESCOTT NASHVJUJB DAINTY LINGERIE FIRST CHOICE OF EVERY "First Lady" Dainty lingerie, hand-finished with fine em* broidery or sheerest lace, according to her taste. Figuremolded to insure perfect smoothness under her most form-fitting frocks. Delicate pastel shades. HAYNES BROS,

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