Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 21, 1938 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1938
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Wednesday, September. 21 f 1938 HOPE STAR, HOPE,. ARKANSAS PAQft FIVE Clarksviile Panthers Boast Team Composed of IO lettermen £**•_*** I*' * # * * * # *• * ^r „, T-.,; . Victoryfor Title Elliott and C. Schooley Hit Homers—Next Game Monday Night Roy Taylor, Bruner-Ivory .Softball pitcher and center for the Hope High School football learn, .scrimmaged most of the afternoon Tuesday ami then went to the pitcher's mound Tuesday night ami hurled a four-hit performance to give the Bruncr team its third straight victory over the Williams Lumber company soflball team. The present series, two out of three is for the championship of the Hope' Softball league and the Saengcr theater's gold trophy. The Bruncr team took a twin bill from Williams Monday night, Taylor pitching both games. The first scries was for the last-half title. The Bruncr team needs one more victory to win the championship. No date has been set for the next game, but in all probability it will be played next Monday night. Fike Ilmles G-Hittcr "Bootsie" Fikc, hurlcr for Williams, gave up only six hits Tuesday night, but his support was ragged. The Williams team committed four errors that paved the way for several runs. Fountain, shortstop O f the Williams team, got two of the four hits, a triple and single. Elliott smacked a home run in the fourth inning with the bases empty. l : cte Brown got the fourth hit off Taylor, a long triple t o right field which he attempted to stretch into a home run and was thrown out. C.irroll Shooley led the Brunei- batters with two out of four including a home run in the fifth inning. Frank Ramsey got two hits and Charley prince got the other two. The score by innings: Williams 2001010—4 rimer-Ivory 031141 x—10 Sciiuls Play Wednesday The Hope Buy Scouts will meet a team of Hope merchants at 8 o'clock Wednesday night a t Fair Park. Chicks Work Hard for Zebra Contest Offensively, Blytheville Appears to Be Ready, Says Report BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.-Facinfi one of the toughest foes on their schedule, the Blylhcville High School Chicks went through the first of a series of scrimmage sessons Tuesday in preparation for their game Friday with the Pine Bluff Zebras, state high .school conference champions. Coaches Joe Dildy and Mitchell Best sought to correct faults apparent in the game against Piggott last week, principally erratic line play on the defense. Offensively, tho Chicks appear to be ready to match touchdowns with the host combination in the state. Led by little Russ Mosley, all-state and all- Southern halfback, the Chick Ball Carrying Department' has plenty of speed and drive, with 'Tex" Harbert, Murray Thompson and Johnny Paulk likely to start against the Zebras. The most encouraging phase of the Roy^Taylor Pitches Four-Hit Ball to Defeat Williams Team Again Br»r Needs On, la, -n. Southwest Conference Grid Race Looms as Tossup Between Strong Texas Christian Team and Rice American League Clubs New York Boston Cleveland Detroit Washington Chicago St. Louis ..;.... Philadelphia W. 94 81 81 74 71 59 50 51 L. •18 59 61 67 72 75 88 91 Pet. .662 .579 570 .525 .497 .440 .362 .359 Tuesday's Results Cleveland !), Washington 1. Chicago 5, New York 4. Boston 12-7, St. Louis 8-2. Only games played. Games Wednesday New York at Chicago. Washington at Cleveland. Philadelphia at Detroit. Boston at St. Louis. National League Pittsburgh 81 57 .587 Chicago 78 61 .561 Cincinnati 76 62 .551 New York 75 64 .540 Boston 69 69 .500 St. Louis 67 72 .482 Brooklyn 63 75 .457 Philadelphia 44 93 .321 Tuesday's Results All games postponed. r.amt's Wednesday Cincinnati at New York (2). Pittsburgh at Brooklyn (2). Et. Louis at Boston (2). Chicago at Philadelphia (21. o Fourth in .a scries of sectional football n.umlups. Chicks' training has been the rapid development of a set of 'pony" backs, "Monk" Mosley, Sonny Lloyd, Willis Ford and Eugene Hood, who are slated for a lot of relief service during the next three weeks when the Chicks meet Pine Bluff, North Little Rock and Little Rock on successive week-ends. Yanks Are Beaten 5th Straight Time World Champions Are on Worst Losing Streak Since 1931 CHICAGO.—(/Vi-Thc champion New York Yankees hit a new low for Joe McCarthy's eight years as manager when they lost to the White Sox, 5 to 4, for their fifth straight defeat. Not since McCarthy took over from Boh Shawkey in 1931 have the Yanks lost five in a row. M'onte Stratton held the champions after a two-run uprising in the eighth threatened to tie the score. He limited the Yanks to eight hits in winning his 15th victory. Bump Hadley had n two-run lead for the New Yorkers going into the sixth inning but a base on balls, a double by Luke Appling and single by Meyer tied the score. The Sox scored tho three winning runs in the seventh when Lou Berger The French language is based mainly on the rude Latin of the wsetern nations subjugated by the Romans, Ily JERRY BRONFIELD NEA Service Spirts Writer Rice is the defending champion and Texas Christian is the favorite down in that thrill-packed Southwestern Conference—all of which means thai any ric of several others probably wU wind up with the championship as far as 1938 is concerned. That's just aboxit the scheme of things in sun-baked Texas where the first law of the gridiron is to keep on throwing the ball—it'll get there faster. The old cliche that anything can happen really holds true in the southwest. Lust season it was Texes A. and M. at the half-way mark, Baylor at the three-quarter post, and -Rice at the finish. But if by some miracle everything runs true to form i,t should be Texas Christian and Rice, neck and neck all the way this season. Nineteen lettermen and a flock of up-and-coming frosh give Dutch Meyer plenty to work with at T. C. U. Mason Mayne and Bull Rogers, two coiking guards, were the Horned Frogs' major losses by graduation, but Meyer has capable replacements. The forward wall, averaging about 204 pounds, will be the stoutest in the sector, and has two potential All- Americas in Ki Aldrich, center, and I. B. Hale, 240-pound tackle. Little Davie O'Brien, 150 pounds of punting, passing, and leather-lugging fury, will spark the backfield from his quarterback position, but the power will bo generated in the person of Connie Sparks, an eye-filling, 190- pound sophomore whom everyone expects to be the best fullback in Texas Christian history before he packs away his cleats. Also on hand are a quartet of good halfbacks, headed by Earl Clark and Johnny Hall. . A One-Man Riot But over in Houston, tho Rice Owls are anxious to break the tradition that champions never repeat in the Southwest Conference, and their case will bo handled by the toughest-looking outfit in years. And in speaking of Rice one speaks first of all of Ernie Lane. 'Six feet one, and 210 pounds, this young giant was the terror of the range in 1937 and with a year's experience should be just about the most startling thing that ever happened to the Souhwest Conference—not excluding Sammy Baugh. The Owls hadn't scored a'point in their first three games last year until Jimmy Kitts inserted Lain in the lineup, and then Ernie preceded to pass and plunge the enemy to pieces. He completed 44 out of 84 aerials for a total of 587 yards; scored four touchdowns himself and passed for all the others except three, which were scored doubled, Steinbacher and Connors singled and Appling doubled again. The Yanks strung together singles by Rolfe, DiMaggio and Gehring and Dickey's long fly for two runs in the eighth but they were not enough. DO YOU KNOW ByArtKrenz -WHO PITCHED THE FIRST V/C1&W IN A WOKLD 6AME? ._ HOLDS THE. FOR roTAL YAWAGS GAMED IN A Ernie'/Lain Ollle Cm (Jill Answers to ArVKrenz Cartoon 1. "Deacon" Phillipa of Pittsburgh was the first pitcher to win a FhnHnf neS T™' ^T' ° Ct ° bOr l > 1W > ™™< Boston at Bo ton Fhdhpe won three 6 nd lost two during the first world scri of pny ™ yl "' ds durin 8 a " " Verage of ninc y ies. ™ *»« of oach minute "' ™' "' when he was out of the game. Paired up with him is Ollie Cordill, a fit running mate who can rell off yardage and pout with the best. No one doubts that they'll be the best halfbacking duo in the district. The Owls lost the great Jim Nance at end, but 12 returning lettermen will place that line practically on a par with Texas Christian's. The tackles and guards will be especially strong with four vets on hand for each position. Arkansas's hopes faded last June when graduation took Ray Hamilton and Jim Benton, the best brace of ends in the league, and Dwight Sloan and Jack Robbins, scintillating forward passers. The Razorbacks would like to continue their aerial tactics, but the ma- teiial at either end isn't available. Coach Fred Thomson needs help—in a hurrj—and he isn't likely to get it. Baylor Appears Dark Horse Texas A. and M. should cause a lot of trouble for all, but the Aggies don't figure to win a title. Dick Todd, one of the nation's outstanding triple- threats, leads the backfield, but the line could be stronger—especially in the middle section. Southern Methodist has 20 lettermen, but any strength the Mustangs have will lie in numbers rather than brilliance. Dana Bible is likely to run into some trouble in Texas unless he finds a few guards and tackles. The Lonulvjrns will have a capable enough backfield, with Wally Lawson and Beefus Bryan showing the way, but they'll need someone to clear the patch. Baylor should be something of a dark horse with 17 lettermen returning, with power well distributed at every post except center. The biggest job is to replace Carl Bra/ell, All- Conference fullback, but the Bears still have Bullet Bill Patterson, the crack passer who was voted the most valuable back in the lop a year ago. Among the smaller schools, Hardin- Simmons will be weaker, mostly because Ed Cherry and Burns McKinncy, backfielders par excellence, are no longer available. Texas Tech will be strengthened by a flock of promising sophs, and Centenary, if some reserve material is developed, will be a tough nut for anyone to crack. That 11-ganie schedule, however, which includes big-timers like T. C. U., Mississippi. Mississippi State, and Baylor, is a man-sized job. Pritchett Moves Up in Net Match Will Meet Gurdon Player in Semi-Final Match Wednesday First rounds in the Southwest Arkansas Tennis torunament were played Tuesday at the Fair Park. Cup of Gurdcn advanced to the semi-finals by winning two matches; the first over W. Taylor, 6-0, 6-0 and the other over E P. Young, Jr., 7-5, 6-4. Culp played a driving game and has) a very fast serve. Taylor never got started; Young had better luck by playing a chopping game but could not cope with tho all-round ability of Culp. W. C. Wilson of Gurdon won a hard match from Harry Hawthorne of Hope 1-6, 8-6, 6-3. Jack Fvitchett, a seeded player, who received a bye the first round defeated Wilson f!-0, 6-1. Culp and Prilchett meet in the semi-final match Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. E. Frisby ami George Ware, who received first round byes play at three o'clock and at 4:30 the team of Culp- Cabo frcm Gurdon play the team of Taylor-Young from Hope. Flay will begin at 3 o'clock for the boy's .singles. Matches Thuisday will be J. B. Scruggs and C. Whitmore of Gurdon at 1:30 and at 3 o'clock a doubles match between Keys and Scruggs against White-more and Randle of Gur- dcn. Another singles match at 1:30 Thursday will he E. Ward of Emmet against Randle of Gurdon. At 3 o'clock R. Stanford of Hope plays F. Houson of DeQucen, and at 4:30 the winner of the match plays Kays of Gurdon. Also at 4:30 E. P. Young, Jr., redes Number One plays the winner of the Scruggs. Whitemore match. Atlanta, Vols to Meet Wednesday First Game of Finals to Be Played in Atlanta at 8:30 p. m. ATLANTA, Ga.—tfp)— Survivors of the preliminary skirmishing, the champion Atlanta Crackers and Nashville's Vols start the final seven-game playoff series at 8:30 Wednesday night. Nashville advance dto the finals by eliminating New Orleans and Atlanta came from behind to win two in a row and overwhelm the Memphis Chickasaws. Manager Paul Richards said he would rely on silent Tom Sunkel, ace left-hander wh oled the association over the regular campaign, to get the Crackers off to a winning start. Sunkel lost, two games to Memphis in the first round, but as a relief pitcher got credit for victory in the fourth game. Richards said he wound send Sunkel into the first game and follow up with Bil Bockman in the second. After the first two games the scene changes to Nashville for the next three, starting Friday night. If further games are necessary the clubs will return to Atlanta. "Nashville has a strong club and right now is about at its peak," Richards said, "but I believe we.can take them. We will miss Russ Peters and Eddie Rose (injured in a game with Memphis). However, if our pitching holds up I think we have a fine chance to get in the Dixie Series." Woody Johnson, young left-hander, will be Manager Chuck Dressen's pitching choice for the first game. Dressen plans to use Bill Couch, the Vols' 21-game winner, Thursday night and will use big Ralph Birkofer in the opener at Nashville Friday night. Except for Catcher Stu Hofferth, who had a piece of glass cut out of his right hand, the Vols are in excellent physical condition. Dressen expressed confidence of winning the play-off. "It may go seven games." he declared before entraining with the team for Atlanta, "but my boys are in good shape both physically and mentally and we feel we can lake Atlanta just as we Celt confident wo could take New Orleans." Veteran Squad to Battle Hope Friday Hammons Stresses Offensive Drills as Team Prepares for Game Coach Bill Metheny of Clarksviile will bring a team composed of 10 lettermen to Hope Friday night for the first conference grid game of the year between the two schools, he wrote in a letter received by The Star Wednesday morning. His letter, in response to a'tele- gram of inquiry as to the starting lineup Friday night, follows: s .; "Hope Star, Hope, Ark. "Dear Lir: ' ,. . "I sent the starting lineup, weigKts and the names of the substitutes tp Foy Hammons. I suppose you have it by now. As to comments in regard to our team: v "We have 10 lettermen back, mostly substitutes from last year! They are, Yarbrough, Hickey and Snow, ends; Bean and Hudson, tackles; W.. Scar borough and Hamzy, guards. • '•.. "Backfield lettermen are F. Delmonego and McNally. Our regular, starters from last year are Yarbrough, an end, who played center last yedr; Bean, tackle; and Hamzy, guard. ' "We won seven and lost four.games in 1937. We won from Fort Smith', Van Buren, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Russellville. "We lost to Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Forrest City and North Little Rock. ' "Our line will average 165 pounds, and our backfield 152 pounds," the coach concluded. Coach Foy Hammons said at noon Wednesday that he had not received the weights of players and the starting lineup. They will be announced Thursday. Hammons sent the Bobcats through some rough scrimmage Tuesday afternoon in an effort to perfect a stronger offense. Additional scoring plays will probably be .given the team Wednesday afternoon. Roy Anderson, finance chairman, of the athletic committee, announced that a few box seats were still available on either end of the field. The price range is ?5 to $7 (not required to buy season entrance tickets). He also said plenty of reserve seats were available. The reserve seats are located in the top five rows under the press box. They sell for ?1 for the season. Persons wanting either box or reserve seats may purchase them at Mr. Anderson's office, South Main street. Vitt Sees YraCn; CLEVELAND — Oscar Vitt who knows quite a bit about the Yankees, having worked for the New York organization, doesn't think it'll take them more than four games to win the world series. "If they're in stride that's as far as it will go," says Os, "and I don't care who they're playing. They simply overpower you, and I'm talking from experience. Why, a two-game losing streak is a slump for those birds." On the Water. DETROIT—Detroit Tech claims - to be the only Michigan football team that will travel by boat this fall. Tech will cross Lake Erie to play John Carroll at Cleveland, September 23. Starting Young DETROIT—Al Ciuci, pro at Fresh Meadows, has a. 4-year-old daughter who is able to drive a .golf t£ll.90 yards. , ' '; : > ALL PROPHET - NO LOSS NEXT: The Rocky Mountain rcgiui. —• m i m Many large South Louisiana sugar to haul cant 1 cessing. to the mills for pro- Wants Rule Civilised BROOKLYN-Larry MacPhail, at Burleigh Grimes' suggestion, will attempt to have the National League rule changed which makes a player ineligible for the second game of a double-header if he ha.s been chased in the first. In Now Orleans, there are several famous old resturants where diners enter, sit down and arc served an elaborate meal without having to go to the trouble of ordering or speaking a word. Tff£ WHIP OVER At-ASAMA .. H . f • ? 'i ' k

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