Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 29, 1937 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 29, 1937
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HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE f!V8 10 Leading Events of Sports Listed Alan Could Presents the Sports CALIFORNIA'S FOUR HORSEMEN I H.v AI NKVV Y( )UK (/!>)- Not withstanding n few j;irs and jolts. along wilh Die ( nsloinary nllolincnl of thrill* fur ;i boom-lime rush of rash customers, the si'ortihc. whirl of l!).'!7 IKIS been notably free from headaches for (lu- fnrni- pla.ver.s-, Whnl were the HI ycading episodes f r events of Hie sports year. taking into account Ihe element.'; of drama, PX- utcmont, ealilier of |/erformanee, and significance'.' Here they are and wily \ve pieU them: Hndgr-ing Tin- Cup -| John Uoinld Budge's thrillin/,; np- -l.« hill Iriuniph over Ocrnian.v'.s Baron (iotlfrieil von CYaumi in Hie deciding inalrh of tin- inter-/one Davis c-ii| .••erie.s not only he-cause it was a.-great a tennis m.-iteh as Wimhled ever lias seen hut because the l<):(7 destination .if Hi,, (-lassie u-ani trophy liiiii'.i>il upon, il.s onleonie. Budg fought Iny way In victory after Irail- int! (\-2 in M-I-; and then I--I in Kainey in the fifth set. Thereafter. America's rout nf KnuJaiid ii; Ihe Davis cup chal- lence round was an anti-i-limax. The old California red bead wliip- ped yo-i Ci-amm in the singles finals lit Wimbli-don a.s well a.s at Forest Hills, where )>/• won the American crown foi- the first time. Ciiniiiii; 'Way liitck 2 H;dph Goldahl's victory in the • I'nilod Slates (.pen golf cham- Pi"n. hip at Oakland Hills, because it %v:i! " rei .id-smashing climax to one of the uroatesl ciimeback.s Ihe sport ivor has known. Down and almost out the pri-.-ion... \,,ir. an financially har- as-cd that lu- borrowed "eating money" on his clubs. Guldahl began an ama/ini; uphill fight. One of (he Mar--' of ih« whiter, the Texan gambled with everything on winning the open' and came Ihn.mih in one of (he gre-at- est finishes. He overtook Sam Snead and won l,v a 2-slroke margin with 2SI. seven under par and a world record for .,,„.,, championship p) ;)V Ho i Iso led the American forces in their Ryder cup roiit of the British team at Sonihpoi-i. Eiudand. Admiral's Trliimnhs O W.ir Admiral's triumph in Ibe Bel»J. m,-nt -lakes, because it gave the Mont .son ,,f Man o' War the turfs "triple crown" for 3-year-olds and the rjliht to be called the .greatest son of the siiprrJ.or.sr. Despite n pish in one fore-fool. War Admiral won the Bel- inont in record time. 2:28 3 S for the milc-and-a-half. thereby dipping n fifth of a second off Man o' War's track mark and equalling the American record. The wonder colt, in capturing the Kenlii'ky Derby and Preakness. turned in ihe second fastest performances in the history of each event. He came back to the races in the fall and finished H u - season unbeaten Only Mrs. C. .S. Howard's Seabiscuit top|,,-d War Admiral as a monev-win- ner. Here .re Coach Francis Schmidt One Said Sammy Baugh Would Never Make a Grid Player Sweetwatci- Sam Was Not Impressive to Schmidt When He First Reported for Football at Texas Christian University ROCKETS RICE liff'r, ambition hut be was not otherwise impressive during HOT. He failed register a single knockout in 25 •omuls with Pastor and Parr. The Fan- 'igbl wa.s his first title defense. Giant Rally ^ The New York Giants' rally to tie 'J* the Chicago Cubs with ji 5-nin lari-ii|) in Ibe ninlh innini; at the Polo Jrimnd.-, August 25—because it saved a 'i iiciii! game 11.at looked irretrievably ost. propelled the Giants 'iclory and turned the tide of the Na- ional league race. Rdi Terry's club went into (he double-header trailing by four games. They led with their i ce. Carl Hubbell, but the southpaw was knocked out of the box and the der control until the Giants seized the "breaks" and tallied five runs, tupped off by the three-run homer of Jim Hippie. Shaw's Show 6 Wilbur Shaw's victory over Vct- • emu Ralph Hepburn by the amazingly dust- margin of 2.1G seconds in the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race on Memorial Day, because it was a rec- ord-smasher in every particular. Nursing his fast-dwindling-supply of keep.sie. because it added a record- smashing chapter to rowing history j and climaxed the greatest S-oarod ivM-Mty performance of till. The Hus- ikies broke regatla records in Ixjth the j junior varsity and varsity races. Tho big boatload." stroked by Don Hume, lowered ihe '1-mile record to 18 minutes. X! 3 , r i .seconds in a brilliant farewell to (be rowing wars, it was the came combination that won world to a double '. championship honors in l!)3(i. beating Kuro|.-o'.s best and setting a new Olympic record. Johnny's Mured Q Johnny Goodman's triumph over and put him in a class with Franc-is On i met. Chick Evans. Jerry Travers and Bob Jones—all holders of both amateur and open crowns. Goodman won (he national open in 1933 after losing in the amateur finals the year before to Canada's Ross Somerville. Sailing Away Hanger's sweep of the four America's cup yacht races with the U. S. victory in Ryder cup play, rated among golf's best achievement's. . . . Mike Jacobs assumed the d'nninant role in pugilistic promotion by tak- inj.< over the fistic rights at Madison Square Garden. . . . Bob Sweeny. American-born, wo,, the British amateur golf crown, and Mrs. Opal Hill. Kansas City veteran, shot a OS. Die V.est tfolf score ever lemrdcd by a woman in competition. . . . Lefty Gome/, the year's No. 1 comeback, led American league pitchers- after a (Second In n Scries) B.V FELIX R. MCKNIGHT Copyright, 1937 The AI* Feature Service Lean, gangling Sammy Baugh, who enrolled at Texas Christian university almost by accident, was just another bewildered freshman when the cal lor football wont out in the fall of '33. Varsity Coach Francis Schmidt squinted through his glasses, shook hi head and told Freshman Coach Leo Meyer that Baugh would never make a football player. But Baiigh scrapped his way into the first-string backfield . arid caught Coach Meyer's eye immediately with In';: loadly forward passing. Sammy wrr. his freshman numeral and next lall reported for the varsity, with Leo Meyer there to guide him. Francis f'chmidt. varsity coach, had resigned In go to Ohio Slate and Meyer had moved up. Sophomore Baugh was anything but polished football star. In his first i'cnithwcsl conference game against Arkansas he was guilty of the rankest irror he ever pulled. Down on his own goal line stood Bauuh in the safety position as a Forker pmil s-.inrod towards him. He thought he wa.s on his 10-yard line inili 1 be glanced down just before the punt arrived. He was so startled : ea.«".n slump, while a rookie, Jim Turner of the Boston Bees, topped National league hurlers in effectiveness. - . . The great Greyhound trotted to a new mile record of 1:5C at Lexington, 2- Ky. Bringing a rung . A Joe Louis' knockout of James J. 1. l!ra.M,..-k for the hcavyweighl chnmnioii'liii: of the world, because it completed Ih,. n r ,,wn Bomber's ,-,.. markal.le rise to the Ion of ,h t . fistic hean. only a year after being knocked out |,v Max Sehmelim:. and marked the first lime i negro | u -ld the main crown of pin-ilism in •>•> yeai-M, Louis nrovetl I-is Rameness by relliny up from a fu-(-round knockdown to subdue P.raildock wilh a knockout in (he eighth. ni«e,.s| ,.;.,(,. ,-,itr,-,ction since lJi-nip-:,-y. l.ouis thus achieved his gas through the last few laps". Shaw not only captured the closest race in I Indianapolis history but set a new j.speed record by averaging 113.58 m. p. h. This displaced Lou Meyer's mark of 1HQ.OG9. Shaw wa.s acclaimed by a crowd of 177.000, biggest for any sports event in America and an nll'- lime record for (ho holiday classic. Redskin Mu.ssiic-res 7 The successive triumph!! of the • Washington Redskins in professional football over the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, for the National League championship, because they lifted the pro game to new heights of popularity and climaxed the unprecedented forward-passing exploits of Slingin' Sam Baugh. The biggest crowd of the pr o .season, over 58,001), saw Baugh combine with Cliff Battles to rout the Giants. The following Sunday in freezing weather, Baugh's spectacular passes k-d directly to three touchdowns in the third pvriud and clinched the game svith the Bears. dusky Sweep 8 Washington's second straight • .sweep of the intercollegiate re-1 i on the Hudson river at Poiigh- Endeavour H, the-British challenger, because it was a tribute to American boat-building craft and a personal triumph for Harold S. Vandorbilt, .skipper of the defender. Vanderbill's third successive defense of the famous old mug equalled the mark of the old professional sailing master. Charley Ban-. Ranger, featuring a yacht design that produced electrifying results, broke many cup records. These high-spot happenings give only a cross-section of the year's wide sweep of activity. . . . Baseball ran the gamut of emotional episodes. Mic-hey Coehrane's skull was fractured by a pitched ball, thrown by Bump Hadley. at the Yankee Stadium in May. . . . The Detroit manager made a wonderful recovery but the accident ended his playing days. . . . Lou Oehrig'.s homer off Db./y Dean in the all-star game at Washington, Joe Di- Maggic's circuit clout off Bob Feller Ihat broke up a memorable ball game at Cleveland, and the crackup of the j Giant-,' defense in the World Series were other outstanding big-)|_-ague events. . . . Henry Cotton's triumph iver a crack American professional brigade m the British open, following he dropped the punt. Arkansas- recovered and scored. There Were Unbelievers Not everyone was sold on Sammy after that soph year, although he did complete 04 of 1G1 passes for nine touchdowns. The grandstand coaches still were dubious about Baugh's greatness through tho first three games of his junior year, but then he arrived. Hi.s willowy arm began shooting passes that no defense could slop. He hurled 19 touchdown passes thai year; reaped 1,322 yards from his 101 completions over and through bewildered enemies. But his best efforts on one stormy afternoon just failed of carrying his Christians to the Rose Bowl, Forty- one times he heaved passes in the memorable 1935 battle wilh Southern Methodist, and 16 of them were good for 179 yards and a touchdown. Many times his bullets hit their marks Ihat afternoon and bounded out of his mates' arms. Some said Slingin' San; was pegging them too hard that day. Little Bobby Wilson had a great day, however, and S. M. U. won the game, 20-14, and a Rose Bowl invitation. Texas Christian wasn't altogether slighted, for the Frogs moved into the 'ugar Bowl and there Baugh put on one of the greatest kicking exhibitions ever seen in the south to lead hi.s mates to a 3-2 victory over Louisiana State. After that Sugar Bowl triumph Eaugh confessed a sin. He admitted he had lost $3 on that game and further stated he always bet §3 against hi.s own team. Why? "Well, I figured that if we lost the disappointment wouldn't be so bad if I won the wager. And if wo won I was always so glad I didn't care about losing that S3." To Baugh went the credit for that treat 1935 season—a season that saw Texas Christian win 12 of 13 games. Only that loss to Southern Methodist in the wildest game ever played in the Southwest marred the record. The Whole Show Sammy Baugh was football itself to the southwest in his senior year. Injured at times. Sammy carried on and wound up the year- by pitching the Christians to smashing triumph in the first Cotton Bowl game held at Dallas. On that wet New Year's Day he passed for two touchdowns and set up a field goal with another long heave to bury Marquette's Golden Avalanche. Football wasn't Sammy's only dish in college, however. He lettered three years in basketball and baseball. So well did he keep up the third-basing that first attracted Coach Meyer's attention to the rangy youngster, the St. Louis Cardinals got his name on one of their contracts after his Collegiate days. With that Cotton Bowl game on January 1, 1937, ended Baugh's college career. Another, just as great, was around the corner—professional football. Torooinw: Sr.mm.v Bnugli licilis "P us (he greatest "frc. lunan" in r-rufcssiimal ranks. Those intrepid skiers arc springing a double golandesprung i e leap in the open country to clear ah obstacle, not from a prepared jumping hill. The picture was snapped at the Seigniory Club in tlie province of Quebec. - THIS 220-POUND SOPHOMORE'S AND PASSING QUICKLY PUT AND HAS KEPT WCE THE SOUTh/W£$T CONFERENCE %ACB,,, t WITH LAM AND OUT; THE OWLS TO SCORE /A/ Tti£l% GAMES, BUT HAVE TALLIED PLENTY SINCE ON HIS ...,,AND H/S BULL- LIKE CHRiST/AN WAS Tfts pf TO STOP uurtS Wait of 55 Years ANN HARBOR-After a 55-year wait, Michigan next fall will have an opportunity t 0 get even with Yale for J massacre in 1883, when the Ells •oiled up G4 points. Michigan had just taken up football in (hose days. The schools haven't met since. The Wolve- •ines will invade New Haven in command of a new coach. Maybe (he Boys Like Strtmibcrry Pic, Too SAN FRANCItCO-Gus Garnas of Ohio State and John Zitriclcs of Dartmouth, members of the All-East team, which plays the All-West eleven New Year's Day. have much in common. They arc two uf the best guards in the country, their last names start with the same letter, and both were born in Greece. exhibition in a Hollywood theater." Soccer Talent Costly LONDON—The average price paid for the transfer of star football (soccer) players in England is §25,000. Emerges From Emergency CINCINNATI—Willard Hershberger, purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from Newark, became a catcher in 1930 when the regular receiver of his Tuc son, Ariz., team broke a finger in a fight with a sports writer. LAWRENCE, Neb.—Tom Brock, younger brother of Charley Brock, Nebraska's All-America center, has been named all-state high school pivor man in Nebraska. CVast Sees New Faces MADISON—When the University of Wisconsin team travels to Los Angeles next fall for a game with U. C. L. A. it will be the first time n Badger football scjuad has appeared on the west coast. - ~ . — — • ~ : When a U. S. Marine's Curt 'Clear Stopped Japs Invasion of Shanghai Settlement rsSji^**' *" * ~~ vi *<^&^*8 w ' - ™<«SIW,.« SKVimffm..i,-j-K, •,<„,...,.... . . Morris Insures Medals LOS ANGELES-Glcnn Morris, 1936 wlymi.-ic decafhalon champion, insured hi.s collection of medals for $20,0110 before all-wing them to be placed on CHICAGO—Bowling is the latest fport to be introduced into high .schools here. Forty leagues are expected to be organized for inter- .'cholastic competition. v Stadium Seats 100,000 LONDON-AIthough London's famous Wembley Stadium seats 100,000 people it still isn't large enough for the crowds which flock to soccer .fames. English football officials, therefore, are planning to build a plant which will accommodate 150,000. coated men broke and scurried to nearby buildings. . The grenade thrower was found and shot promptly, and fell \vrith-. ing to tho pavement, where he Iny as this picture was tfcken. He died and at 3:10 p. m. the Japanese soldiers resumed the march, invading the International Settlement where they set up lines an j barbed wire barriers. Their newly-taken territory included several .blocks of the sector controlled and protected by the V. S. marines, nrt vV I- P * \, , P "'• C ° h C ' F B Price ("'dtoted by arrow) drove to Nanking' and Yu-aching Roads, where he )S p.cturcd above telhng Japnne.se ofticers that if they did not immedi! ately clear all Japanese soldiers and barricades from the American defense sector, Colonel Price's V. S. marines would clear them out. The bared bayonet at left didn't intimidate the colonel The Japanese commander apologized. In 10 minutes nil encroachments in the American sector were By 8:50 that night the Japanese had left the International Settlement.

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