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Section A—Page 4 M6I»E'OTXR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, November 2?f 10? German Command Reported "Split" Inaction on Western Front May Reflect Nazi Controversy By MORGAN M. BEATTY AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON — The story persists in responsible international circles that the German high command has definitely split into moderate and extremist wings, with the moderates on top—up to now. The moderates nre supposed to be holding out to the bitter end against invasion of neutral Belgium or Hol- They not only fear the impact of such a maneuver °' v world public opinion, but also they are wondering if Russia might not change friends in the middle of the melee—and hem the fatherland about with the strongest military trap ever devised by' ftian. 15 Years Ago Hope School Board Considered Abolishing Football Local Football History in the "Roaring Twenties" Is Reviewed—At "fhat Time Hope Never Dreamed of Battling for State Championship Ry JIMMY MONTGOMERY KKOITOR S NOTE: Jimmy Montgomery; former Hope newspaper HWH, now of the Times-Record at Fort Smith, reviews high school football history in Hope during the 2#'s—as the 1939 team, greatest in history, prepares to battle fcr its first state championship at PineBluff Thanksgiving Day. Fifteen years ago the Bobcats won three football games. The school board had considered abolishing football, but loyal patrons nipped the idea without any public rucus. The season of 1934, when Cor.ch Foy ;__ , i j > • rf l IIH: svaauii ui ijut, wiit?n v^ur.uti r u> The moderates are also advising Mammons began at Hope, might be Hitler he cant expect to flank the ^ beginning of » Rearma- Majpnot Line in 1939 or 1940 any moie ment iod _ * m • ^^ a Kfi . Ujan the German army could flank the Allies in 1914. They're telling him the net result would be to achieve nothing more construction period began. Before the 1923 season ended, the state association had booted Hope out in the cold, contributed something of vyi»u ^ ~ ^..^ ,„., s ...-.- ^j 1923 had contributK , sometnin| than submarine and air bases closer, to the British Isles, at the expense,,,, w=lln ^ rnnlr ,£ ,„„.„.,/ hae of many thousands of lives. Mean- ; while, the German army's fighting j front would be doubled in length to • |{ liue v -'" 11 "^' •nearly 40C miles, {rom the Swiss borcl-j £.,"" „. . ..." ... f\.. i r>-!_:.. , i u.,i/i nope nign ,.,. • J ' " ei to Ostend. Belgium, and of it would be unfortified. Eut what's more interesting is the | c or T"i'^ w1 reason given for the moderates' strong goes: When Hitler and his army command half' ^°I- e High has had other reconstruc- ] tipri days, but those of 15 years ago discussing Poland in August, it was generally agreed that a blitzkrieg should be feasible and-barring rain—successful. found Bobcal stock at a re- The Bobcats had many ups and trim Nashville, something which even the tfiims of the early 1930's found impossible. " Well, back to that disastrous 1924 season when the poor Bobcats won only (hree games. Largely a tenth- grade team, they opened with an impressive 54-6 win over Foreman, but later games proved that the first opposition had been weak. Hope was lucky enough to meet another weak team. Locke.sburg, and won that game 44-0. And, to keep the season from being n complete washout, the team rt(iieakecl through Ashdown, 6-3. Texarkamijjcored more than 40 point against the boys, and Arkaclelphia routed them 58-0. But Aubrey Grain, captain and end. played « whale of a game for Hope that day. and got all- state honorable mention. (In those days, "honorable mention" was quite an achievement.) Hope fans knew Grain had the stuff, and he proved they were right. Two years later, playing for Magnolia Aggies, ho was named captain of the i.ll-stnte college second team. The following soason. 1927, he was Mulerider captain. Later he pbyed at Harding college, ihen located in Morrilton, nnd coached mi Oklahoma junior college team. He returned to Arkansas fields in 1930 and played bang-up football for Ouachita before the state con- downs between 1912, when Ed McFad- ierence ruled him ineligible for al- dih came home from college to see Prescott wallop his alma mater for the first time, and 1924, when school authorities proudly assured the Parent Teacher association that "this year's •gut the moderates advised against i"*" 1 " f^ 01 """"" "!"' ""? *' ** ^ team has bona fide students only. PRINCE ALBERT IS QUICKER ON THE ROLL AND EASIER ON THE TONGUE—A TEAM FOR PERFECT SMOKES fir JOV- SMOKES ROLL-YOUR; OWNERS In recent laboratory "smoking bowl" tests, Prince Albert burnftd 86 DEGREES COOLER In some of those years, as well as many season after 1924, it would have been tough to decide whether the ians or the players themselves had the greater endurance and patience. It is one pf those significant things, that Coach Hammons put the Bobcats in Arkansas' major league e.xacf- ly ten years after football almost was > blacklisted. In the "Pparing Twenties." Hope played under threats of football de- emphasis even while the rest of the world was tending to over-empha- ! size the sport. I This story does not intend to chal- j lenge the supremacy of Hope's great j teams under Hammons. But its pur- i pose is to give a sort of "pat" to the ! boys who took the bumps in days when Hope had no stadium, only lukewarm support from business men, j not much publicity, and (before 1926) j not even a band. Usually inexperienced, often poorly equipped, sometimes poorly coached, those boys didn't know what a major schedule looked like, and their'sole ambition was to beat Prescott—an ambition never realized betwen 1918 ; and ( 1930. But they developed into some of Arkansas' best college players —and mest of the time they could But How Fatt Can They Go? collapse hod many another "personality." . Gharely ftobisori, a" older brother itf Jack, wiis one. He played In the line. ROME—(<f>—Horse carriages, on a On the dny before the Prescott game direct competitive basis with taxicabs in Rome, operate on-a taximeter basis. The high price of gasoline—one dol- nr n gallon—HS well as the prohibition of private motoring, has taken most cars out of circulation and increased ;he demand for horse-drawn vehicles. Meters on the horse carriages—which Italians csll "carozza"' or "vettura"— tick off a bill about equal to that of the taxicab on short trips. ready having had four college seasons. Grain came to Hope from Bodcaw. Another Bobcat \Vho starred with him at Magnolia and Harding was Kromer Ams of Blevins. Bodcaw and Blevins used to play—and wallop—the Hope second team. The 1924 nightmare ended with a 15-0 loss to Nashville—considered a moral victory for Hope. Wallace Cook returned in 1925 and was elected captain. He promptly led the Cats to an 8-0 victory over Camden. Hope's last until 1934. Hope also beat Horatio and Arkadelphia, but lost to Stamps 14-6. Renewing their ancient rivalry after a three-year lapse, Hope and Prescott played at Prscott on a cold Hal- lowe'en afternoon in 1925. Nine players reported for practice the day before the game, but somehow, Hope had the spirit and really expected to win. In the first quarter, the Bobcats had the Prescott yell leaders singing, "Hold that line!" But the Curley Wolves soon put their bearings and the final score was 33-0. The Prescott captain was Oren Harris, now the persecuting attorney at El Dorado. He 1931 captain, and he and Robison won three 'varsity letters ,in the line. Francis Schmidt, now of Ohio State, still wns coaching the Porkers when Sc- crest was a freshmun. The Razorback staff did not try to keep him 111 the backfield, and in addition to his line play, he smacked many n kick-off. The 1926 quarterback was Regan Cornelius, who handled the ball on every play but rarely ran with it. "Eggar" went to Texas A. and M. but did not play football. The entire line from tackle to tackle won all-stale honorable mention. With the center making the first team. Tackles were Martin and Harry Hipp. Martin wont to th Henderson Reddic-s, lettering as a tackle for four years and making the all-slate in 1929 and '30. Hipp went -to Ouachita, but a buck injury suffered in high n-liool kept him out of football. There were four guards. Bill Schooley held down one position, and Horace Kennedy. Heivey Holt and Omer Williams alternated at the other. Schooley, who did not go to coljege, and Kennedy won honorable mention. Kennedy attended Arkansas college, Batesville, where he became the school's second four-letter man in history. He set precedent in basketball at Hope by being captain his freshman and senior years, and led the Bobcats to their first district title in the 1927 tournament. Of the other guards, Holt went to Ouachita but did not play football, and Williams did not go to college. Bill tFootsyl Reaves and Bob Young received all-state honorable mention in the backfield. Reaves, injured did not play against Nashville, but Young .ending his third season, was Hope's offensive spark plug in that 14-14 tie. Bareheaded, he crashed the Scrapper line for repeated gains ol "first and ten." Young lettered at Hndrix college as a fullback in 1928 his sophmore season, but withdrew and later studied medicine at Emory in 1922, he arose at a pep meeting and said, " I just want to make an announcement. The Hope High Bob- eats will defeat Prescolt tomorrow." Well,, they didn't. But Hope undoubtedly was the financial winner. Frescott had beaten Little Rock, where the team also won the name "Curley Wolves." Hope was the underdog, out held Prescott to a 13-6 score, at the old North Elm park. Hope also succeeded in "crippling" Lee Hal« riffith, Prescott star who had played for Hope the preceding year. Feeling was bitter, over Griffith's •eturn to Prescott. Hope had elected )im captain after Die 1921 season. He lad attended school in Hope that year Because (as some understood) he was .o stay with an aunt teaching here. The next year, when he was to have seen captain, other relatives had moved to Hope and he no longer was needed, so he went hacx to Prescott, which iad been his real home all the time. Anyway, Hope didn't like it— not 17 years ago, anyway— and vowed to 'get 1 him. Prescott said he couldn't be hurt. Griffith wore No. 16, and his ex- admirers in Hope razzed him Hs~ > £weet Sixteen." They hooted when he was ;:arried off the field. It all sounds rather crude now. This tlidn't happen 'way back in Ihe days of cnnvn.s uniforms five points for touchdowns and the flying wedge. Hope was quiU "modern." Harding wns president, the Alice theatre had burned only u half- ' year before, the junior and senior high , schools had just moved into Hie Gar- i land school building, and nobody could outshine Jack Denpsey and Babe Ruth. But, us usual, a j rescott won the game, exploding Charley Robinson's announcement. Now Robison is tlu> superintendent of schools at Prescott. Bowling Rrstills for Moixln.v November * 27, 1939 City Bnkrry J. Jones Evnns Son Jones R, Jones James Walker D.Jones Totals Mudgett Polk Johnson D. GunU-r Reynolds King Luck J. Gunter Totals 100 154 m - - 387 97 214 142 — 453 90 145 135 — 378 27 - 27 58 - fll 84 — 433 Wntoh Out N. c.—</»v-Hniiww detective W. W. Caldwell owes his life to n timoitjlece that will tick no more. A mini, surprised In 11 freight car. fired two shotgun ehnrgrs nt close range at Caldwell. A. heavy wntoh In tho detective's pocket caught the first shot; the second went wild. Poisonous snakes an> "mllkr< their venom which is used in i [aciili'ing antitoxin. 23 IfiO 189 71 157 14(1 368 2125 filmier Bros 114 140 133 117 111 «2 109 !)2 140 93 • (17 107 105 135 — 388 44 -- 294 79 — 170 - fi2 341 117 — 210 — G7 150 — :iC2 181)4 J, C. I'oiincy Co. Stoncquisl 108 126 139 — 373 Taylor 97 168 118 — 383 Horvey • 44 153 - 197 Oliver 139 145 166 — 450 Barnes 142 127 119 — 388 D'risby 112 99 — 211 134 139 — 273 Totals Minn- Am I rows Bowdcn West Ellis Johnson Nolvo Dnmo never ill Ci'V)tchfield lluslu't Co. 131 ,S2 174 91 116 11C 122 »l 107 95 77 Mf> i(i:i 100 quite find its wny through Ihnt tnll Totals corn ovil there in lown. 2275 - 183 - :m 94 — :i:i2 - 1.17 122.— 320 80 — 257 131 — 27G 1RRI1 SUITS and COATS KAOUFICKO 100 OAT f.V- Vz PRICE (ItCRiilar Trice $15 In $1ftl LADIES Specialty Shoj LOST :)3 Dearer MASONIC HINd With my name and rialr of 1925 Krnvf'tl inside. If found will prrrlnlR rclurii TALBOT FEILD llox II llopr. Ark, Other highlights of those around 1920, incomplete but recalled by many fans: days asily university, which has no intercol- cat line as often as Kreider (Red) Buchanan did. The Wolf backfield al- legiate sports. He is the Dr. F. Young who practiced in Hope for a time this year. Jo Karner Lowthorp a nd Huber (Dobber) Kennedy were the ends, and Herald (Pod) Porterfield played end and halfback. Raymond Jones, half back, was captain the following year. Only Jones, Reaves and Porterfield returned in 1927. Eleven of the 15 had out his eligibility. The Bobcat banquet speaker after the 1926 season was Foy Hammons, the average of the 30 othtr of the largest- selling brands tested - coolest of all I P RINCE ALBERT showed "makin's" smokers that CQQL smokes are MILD smokes — easy or. the tongue! P.A.'s "crimp cut" puts the real joy in handmade cigarettes— every puff, every roll. P. A. lays right /or a fast spin into the neatest, firmest smokes you've known. They stay put too — and they stay lit! Sure.P. A. is easier-drawing — choice tobaccos, "crimp cut" Think of Prince Albert's smoking joy — its famous economy. Then get P. A.! (You too, pipe- smokers.) They said it would draw the British into war. They reminded the fuehrer that even his No. 2 man- Hermann Goering—did not want to fight the British. Incidentally, Goering told a famous American shortly before the war start ed that the German blunder in 1914 was to put the British empire in a position to oppose the Reich. "That, said Goering, "can't happen again." But the Nazis apparently were convinced that the British would not fight in 1939. So, the s\ory goes, they blithely promised the moderate &rmy chieftains that they wouldn't have to fight on the Western front. Afld on that basis, Germany invaded Poland. Now the Nazis seem to be on the pot. They apparently have agreed not o fight on the westwall. And Herr rfitler, apparently, is keeping his aith^with the moderates—so far. That leaves the old-line military caste on top of the heap, despite the mysterious death in Poland of their 'ormer commander_in-chief, Colonel- jeneral Werner von Fristsch. The general had been demoted to retirement only a few months earlier because he failed to keep step with the iienrer. All this grapevine material seems Q agree with the facts about the Western Front It explains why the "lermans have moved ?1 divisions—a complete army—into position on the Belgian and Dutch borders. And it also explains, in part, why these troops have not yet gone into action. It explains why the Germans have npt yet used the full force of their tremendous air arm against the French army. Either one of these moves would mean that war would be on in earnest. And the moderates don't want war to get goin£. Acording to the grapevine, they still hope some way can be found to call the whole thing off by spring. i. j *•*• , . ^. — icimntru in tail. JMeven or the IS n;in McS HI CoUin S ham a » d T °™ graduated ^Lowthorp had played The heaviest man on the Hope squad was the late Carroll Scho&ley, 164 nounds according to printed programs. He was to become a record-breakins r^i[r-«,r '' LaJience'Mar 3 - ^ *"-' * C °? ch Uke Ham "'°» s ™>uJd lineman tin, junior tackle. Maybe these weight s hi figures give an indication of the kind ' of material which somehow held to-1 gether, and on which Hope depended for too many years. But this "little" 1925 team rallied on Thanksgiving 70 Something New . . . See Our New Sun Flame Display of GAS RANGES Priced ?52.50 and $59.50 '26 had the most remarkable , 1927 had the most surprising. The team was as green as any the Bobcats ever had, and dropped its first five games but won the last four, climaxing the season by upsetting Nashville 12-0. Reaves made one of the touchdowns, but the other score packed a bigger thrill. Long before Joe Dildy became Blytheville's coach, he made trouble for Hope football teams. He was Nashville's center, and gave Jack Robinson plenty of opposition in 1920. The next year he was the "bear" and captain on the Nashville team which came to Hope on Turkey day. His Hope rival was the late Joe Houston, playing his first a«id only year of high school football. "Joe Boy" not only stayd in there against Dildy, but grabbed a Nashville fumble and scooted for a touchdown. Houston attended V. M. I and Georgia Tech, but was not on the teams, and Dildy headed for Alabama and the Rose Bowl. Nobody thought about night football. Nobody thought Hope ever would be the Thanksgiving rival of Pine Bluff, of all teams! Or that they would some season play three school located in the opposite section of the state such as Blythevil'e, Jonesboro and Walnut Ridge. Or that a Little Rock sports editor would dub • them the "Minnesota" of Arkansas high schools. No body thought that Jim Jones, a star backfield man, would be Hope High School principal. Jones played four season, 1922 through 1925, then carried on with the Arkansas freshmen and Henderson Teachers. If memory serves right, he coached a ,. , ,. „,• ,. , - Dierks team which beat the Bobcats yaid line. The final score was by one poi , U| befm . ne rAurned , (J Webb Loseter Jr.. etteer leader. 1920 all-state at guard, liis sophomore year. Now lie's in business at Morrilton. He.and Willie Wurren, u fine] quatrer, drifted down to Louisiana Tech in 1923, when "Lone Star" Diet/ was coach. Warren went to St. Louis from Fort Smith early this year— a promotion with the Southwestern BelJ Telephone company. A (all first baseman named Pat Brazil persueded those Hope boys to go to Ruston. Hope had a South Arkansas league team in the summer of '23. £o did Pine Bluff. The Pine Bluff Manager was Foy Hnmrnons. Hope's baseball catcher, Bell came . back to North Elm park a few months ! later and helped the Dragons, Henderson second team, wallop the Bobcat.s 20-0. But the Cats held the Ouachita seconds to a scoreless draw that year. Dale Hunt, big Bobcat, hollered like larzan. Hope and Prescott swapped another ', player in those days —"Big" Munn, i center. Coulter Lipscomb blushing i when the late D. L. Paisly, superintendent at the time, praised his tackling in an assembly talk. Just a few of the old familiar names: Dave Thompson Jr., Dale Jones, Monk Bowden, Ira Andrews, Levi Mattison, Phil McRae, Tope Monts. Earl Spencer Jr., Earl O Neal, Cecil OeArmon from Houston and Vernon (Spark Plug 1 champion- Gibson from Atlanta, Texas, a one- man line which helped Hope crush and took to the air to beat Nashville by two touchdowns. If some of the Hammons teams are conceded to be Hope's greatest, the team of 1926 certainly should be called the most remarkable. At the end of the season, there were 15 lettermen, 11 being seniors. Their graduating class (127) contained more football talent than any other, before or since, in this writer's opinion. Jack Robison, center, was captain. It was his fourth season and he made all-state— Hope's first all-state man since Charles (Fat) Bridewell in 1920. As far as leadership was concerned, Jack was the team itself. The players had so much confidence in him that they didn't even elect a sub-captain. Hope played a typical old-time schedule, and even lost three games, but Robison was a big favorite for all- state. Perhaps he remains the Bobcat's greatest all-time center. Jack scored Hope's first touchdown of the year Texarkana was leading, 5-0-, after kicking a field goal and throwing Hope for a safety. The Bobcat line shifted to leave Robison centering at the left end. He caught a pass and lumbered about 30 yards for a touchdown. Hope wpn 34-5, to break into the victory colymn. Before that game, the Cats had been upset by Camden, 12-2, and had lost at Fordyce, 19-0. In, Jack's last game, he nailed Nashville runners in their tracks and helped stop the Scrappers inside Hope's Camden 16 years ago, before he was nilecl out. Seems that Jayhawkers used to be Camden's name, Instead of Panthers. In the early twenties, Prescott was the Thanksgiving day rival, and Hope played Nashville on Armistice day. The world hart been made safe for democracy, the country had rejected Franklin Roosevelt for the vice presidency, Hope was getting some paved streets for the first time, and one of the favorite yells was "With a vee- vo, with a vi-vo. . . " OKLAHOMA CITY - (/?)— Roger Rogers, deputy sheriff, knocked at a door and handed a housewife a summons to divorce court. "Now who in the world could be suing me for divorce?" she exclaimed. "Must be your husband," Rogers volunteered. "Yes, sir, I'll bet that's just who did it." Sleeping sickness in horses apparently is caused by mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects, pathologists say. It is with a deep feeling of pride that I watch the laying of the Cornerstone. And I am glad to have had a part in the Construction of this magnificent structure. B. W. Edwards GENERAL CONTRACTOR W. HOPE HARDWARE CO. Phone 45 14-all. About 100 Hope automobiles braved the slick roads of Mine Creek! township for that game, in which both teams were lucky to get a tie. The day was damp and a high wind tlew. In another part of" the state, a tornado struck Heber Springs. In other games that season, Hope tied Arkadelphia 7-7, set a record by smashing Dierks 104-T, beat Stamps 12-6, and lost to Beebe 7-0. Hope and Beebe were not traditional rivals, but had an open date on the same Friday afternoon. The Bobcats went up to Beebe and met a one-man gang, Joe Fuqua, the Indian who could throw 80-yard passes. Jack Robison went to De Queen and Stuttgart as coach, after winding up his playing days at the University of Arkansas. From the bench, he has seen his pupils beat his old high school. After a freshman year at Southern Methodist university, Jack started all over again at Arkansas. He hitch-hiked to Fayetteville. With him went an unheralded Hope team mate who had been a slow, second .string halfback—Earl Secrest. "Sc" had made a touchdown from a Texarkana kick-off, in that 34-5 massacre, and had kicked a dozen extra points after touchdowns in one game, when tho Hope .second team had trouced Lewi.sville more than 70-0. Aside from that, he had done little in football, and he worked for the 'phone company his first year out of high school, instead of going to college. But Secrest became the Razorbacks' Hope as a faculty member. The days befofe the 1924 near- We Hope You Never Need a Prescription! Bwt if You Do... We will be glad to serve you! 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