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PcGtribe.1:21,3 08 Frogs^Want to Know "How Good They Are" Porkers,Extend tl«r itAt>nv n t« A «rtt*-t«T O A^.f A f" 1r A-fe »Tir-i •*-*••• JT* t •*— — *. _—. _ ^lt t* » orf < HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS ' GttAVSON NEA Service Sports Editor Perhaps it Is because Texas Christian's wide margins of victory will permit nolhnig else, but Leo R. Meyer is one of those rare couches who admits that he has a great team. In fact, Dutch Meyer confesses that he really doesn't know just how hot the Horned Frogs really arc. , The Port Worth strategist expects his array to be extended for the first tltne by Carnegie Tech in Now Orleans, January 2. He says the Purple and White was deliberately/ hunting trouble when it accepted the Sugar Bowl invitation, instead of performing in the Dallas Cotton Bowl, a moshie .shot from Iwiffie. "We all wanted to find out if this T. C. U. team is as good us we think •it is," explains Meyer. "That is why we wanted to play a team with n real reputation, one accepted by eastern critics as u top-flight outfit." Meyer hud no opportunity to scout Carnegie Tech. All ho knows about the Skibos is what he has read and •been told, but naturally he realizes that any club that was the first to beat Holy Cross and Pittsburgh in two years anil which fought Notre Dume to a standstill for more than 45 minutes, must have plenty. Carnegie Tc»-h Busl" Team Texas Christian Has Met Meyer readily admits that the Scotsmen are the best aggregation Texas Christian lias mot, for the Horned Frogs; schedule wasn't so much . . with only mediocre Temple, Mur- ciuetlc, iind Tulsa out of the Southwest Conference. But Texas Christ inn hasn't uncn been under pressure. 'We haven't yet had to buck the nerd by coming from behind," says Meyer. "Maybe we won't look so good Jf Carnegie Tech gets the jump." Meyer believes his line will .stand up lo anything, however, "Linemen don't come any better than I. B. Mule and Ki Aldrich, no matter what the ) '^enc," he explains. "Hale weighs <MO pounds urn! is as strong as a steer. Nobody bulldogged or mouse-trapped him. He'.s fast, hard, and rough." "Hole acts as Duve O'Brien's bodyguard. Anybody who tries to get Mule Dave has to reckon with Halo.' Hale, the All-Southwest tackle, and OBrien came up from the same Dallas high school. They have been teammates for eight yours. "Aldrich is stronger offensively than was Darrell Lester." continues Meyers. 'He coves a heap of territory on defon.se. "Kj has ;i .soothing way with him Just seeing him bend over that ball sort of calms the rest of the boys flioy know that he won't feed 'em a bad puss in the pinches. "I've never seen y boy who likes lo mix it in scrimmage better than old Ki, and down our way the kids eat, sleep, and live football. Play Solid Bfcfslukc Brand of iPootliall • Meyor warns those who have not seen Texas Christian not to expect n rodeo with footballs filling the air. "We play a solid, beefsteak brand of faotbsll, using our running game to set up pusses," he asserts. "Our air stuff bags n lot of touchdowns, but it's secondary to a powerful rushing attack. Passes won't go unless you can make the other guys tighten their defense. We pass just enough lo keep AN ALL-AMERICA POUNCE KI Aldrich His hahil of swooping down on slrn.v footballs is (file of ||, c ninnv iKK (hat made KI Aldrich the most popular choice for All-America UMVler ami cause.! tbe Chicago Cardinals I ake the Texas Christian star Hie No. I selection in (lie professional draft. bein« pretty big. "Looney, a crack 'em down typo of end, weighs 1!I4 pounds and can block tackle as neatly he can snag O'Brien's passes," concludes the coach. "Hornor, our other end, comes in at Carnegie Tech obviously has a large assignment. Texas Christian really rides 'em, cowboy. /"I Moorts Money on Hulls the defense guessing. 'These kids of ours block, tackle, and charge in the old slambang style! "They're football players, no.t a bunch of leather slinging artists. We go in for fundamentals, which may explain why our record over the years averages pretty high, "O'Brien is some shakos at double- crossing opponents. He mixes up his stuff nicely draws set." Meyr-r spreads 'cm and 'em in. The defense can't get .'.s no bones about his line OKLAHOMA CITY—Tlie president f tho state board of agriculture believes Oklahoma would derive more benefit if money spent for football coaches was used to improve livestock. "We ought to bo able to purchase a dozen dandy bulls for the price of one coaching staff," is his contention. Rate Brock-Best /• PITTSBURGH-Charley Brock did not crash a single first All-America team, but it is the concensus of the Pittsburgh players that the Nebraskun was for the past two seasons the best football player who opposed them, and the finest center they ever saw. The Panthers consider most of the teams they tackled superior to Duke, which beat them on u blocked kick in the Durham snowstorm, 7-0, to obtain the Rose Bowl invitation. Not a single Blue Devil is included on the nil-opponent team v of Marshall Goldberg, the Gold and Blue's All-America back. Soldiers Should Shoot WEST POINT— After a lapse of two years, rifle shooting and wrestling again appear on Army's varsity sports program. Odds Against Despite its seeming frequency, sta- tisticians report there is only one Chance in COO, of ; u tacej/cnding "in a dead heat. ' ..-.•• Tartans Pick Camp PITTSBURGH-Carnegie Tech has selected Stanislaus College of Bay~St. Louis, Miss., as a training site for its football game with Texas Christian in Now Orleans, January 2. Beelcr a Manager FlTTSBURGH-Paul Beeler, lime- Keeper in the Tunney-Dempsey Battle of Die Long Count in Chicago is managing several Pittsburgh fighters. HnrtncK Wasn't Fooling NEW YORK.-Gabby Hartnett wasn't fooling when he popped off after the world series . . . said that every Chicago Cub was on the market except Bil Lee, Dizzy Dean, Clay Bryant, -and .Stanley .Hack,>.Jf. the Wrigley managers hears an attractive offer for Billy Herman, his captain and second baseman will be swapped,' too. Skiing Champion HANOVER, N. H.-For the first time \m the history of American winter sports there will be a chance to name the country's best amateur all-around ski champion. He will be crowned in a national meet sponsored by the National Ski Association at Sun Valley, with versatility rather;than specialized skill counting most, 'd • The title will be based on all-around excellence in jumping, downhill racing, slalom and cross-country running. In Hollywood LOS ANGELES.—Although ho was raised in this neighborhood and resides in nearby Glendale, Babe Herman's sale to Hollywood by Jersey City puts him closer to a screen test than he has ever been during the baseball season. If some movie company only gives the old Brooklyn luminary a chance, it first-class comedian— t comes to signing a Winning Streak Defeat University of Oklahoma, 39*31 in Wild, Rough Game NORMAN, Okla.—(/P)—The Univer- ,-sily of Arkansas':; undefeated Raxor- backs ran their string of basket ball ,victories to six in D row by defeating the University of Oklahoma Sooners, 39-lo-31, in a wild, rough non-conference battle here Tuesday night. The leader of the Porkers' slam- bang attack was John Adams, G-foot' 3-inch sophomore forward, who used a two-hand overhead jump shot to ruin the first home appearance of the Soon- ers under their new coach, Bruce Drake. Adams hit nine field goals for 18 points. The Sooners, outweighed, outreached and outclassed made a battle of it ,i:ll the way and managed to stay abreast of the gangling Southwest Conference champions throughout 1 the first half, although their offensive attack was far from the fast-break style they employed in previous years. Lead Changes Frequently The lead changed hands eight times through a slow first half, but the Ra/.orbacks forged in front to lead 21 to 18, at the intermission. Twice during the second period the Sooners chopped the margin to a single point, but they couldn't catch the sure-fire Adams and his mates. Coach Glen Rose's team formed a habit of swarming over any Sooner who managed to Come down with a rebound and it was this strategy that kept the Oklahomans befuddled. The Sooners scored more times from Set plays than did the visitors. Both teams displayed the raggedness of early season inexperience. It was Adams' deadly accuracy that proved the margin of victory. The teams meet again Wednesday night. By HARRY GKAY9ON Sports Editor, NBA Service FORT WORTH.-Leo R. Meyer dislikes to choose between them', but still and all the man who coached both reckons that the diminutive David O'Brien is just a wee mie better passer than Samuel Baugh, now of the Washington professional Redskins. EVERYBODY'S ALL-AMERICA By Art Krenz OF 7ZXAS CHftlS7/AU.,. SU6A* BOWL, 'JAN. 2.*. TfJ£ /BZ- PoVNO ' AND Tfl£ %O&& %57-POUNO CAPTAIN AND AU-SOUJfJWE'ST TACKLE, I, B. HALS, G UP FffOM. THE SAMS DAI-LAS HIGH SCHOOL.. ~tt£i tfAVE BEEN l£AMMATs$ POK By George Ross "Samuel Baugh -.ure could - and < ° f " NEW YORK—We saw a half dozen shows open and close within a fortnight. Quick arthmelic reveals they,, cost more than a half million dollars. It's the old story. Roll the dice, turn the roulette wheel or produce a show- Hie risks are the same. The other night we saw the premeire hit receivers," says Dutch Meyer, "But Dave O'Brien has more except when contract. 'Boy, Do I Have Headaches!' "Great Lady." was produced of a musical called "Great Lady." It was produced by Dwighl Deere Wiman, scion of Ihe mighly Deere Plow Company lune. It was big and pretenlious. Our con- fidenu'al and reliable sources tell us it cost $200,000! One-fifth of a million and maybe a little over. But the critics shelled it the next morning with all they had. It doesn't have the ghost of a chance on Broad- poise." And Baugh never equaled O'Brien's mark. Dynamic Davey threw 93 completed passes out pf-lti? attempts, 19 of which went for Texas Christian touchdowns. Only four were intercepted. Interceptions are bad medicine. They set up enemy touchdowns. "When you'e got a passer who does- T u a^ l ^r ca'n e s?ee Pb :r;r^d b s' 5r -4 ? ^xs^x. hearlily," asserts Meyer. "O'Brien seldom throws an unprotected pass. "He takes particular care on flat- zone (pegs . . . hams 'em in there like a 45-cnliber bullet. "Nineteen touchdown passes! Why, some teams don't score that many all year, and still get invited to the Rose Bowl!" That is a backhanded slap at Duke, going to Pasadena to scrap Southern California, January 2 ... unbeaten, untied, unscored on, and unwanted. Generally speaking, Meyer, and all other coaches like tall boys as passers, fellows like Baugh who can stand up and look over the field, but O'Brien is an exception. "O'Brien spots receivers instnctivc- ly," explains Meyer. "Anticipation is the most important quality a football player can have, and Dave has it like nobody else 1 ever , cat Only took three hours to lose, at that. Then there's tne case of "The Fabulous Invalid." One hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars worth of show, it was hailed as Great by some critics. But the public was apathetic. Not R dime of the original investment was recovered when this one went the way of all flops. But this is a hard-boiled business Gamblers all, these losers don't care Not much, at any rate. They'll be back with renewed bankrolls and other half- million dollar project "He seems to read the minds of receivers. I never did take much stock in mental telepathy, but Duve apppears to know jusl where Looney or Earl Clark will turn up. He throws 'em strikes even when he can't see them. "We use a lot of spot passes because of O'Brien's short stature. He stands only five feet seven inches." A small chap can pass if his hands are big. Harry Newman of Michigan was in no sense tall. O'Brien's hands are larger than those of 'Sid Luck'mtm of Columbia. Their mitts were measured when Luckman dropped in to say hello during the recent New Yorkj visit of the Horned Frog party. Texas appears lo raise boys abnormally big hands. Maybe this partially explains why so many crack golfers, baseball players, and forward passers are developed on the southwest plains. The dry air of Texas encourages and helps passers. You see kids throwing the leather around on any Texas sandlot. A thrown ball flies truer in the dry, clear atmosphere of Texas than in moisture-laden northern air. Meyer stresses the point thai O'Brien, in addition to being a superlative passer, can carry the mail with anybody he has. He just sneaks arqiund end or squeezes inside tackle behind his roommate and eight-year team'm'ale, Ihe gianl tackle and captain, Insull B. Hale. It doesn't take much of a hole to let the 150-pound Davey O'Brien through, and he is a little fellow who goes u long way. Clubs Too Rough So They're Using Gas CAIRO (/I 1 ) —Tear gas bombs will be used in future for subduing mobs and demonstrators, because of complaints that truncheons and clubs cause too many injuries. The city police hg created a special tear gas section, and men are being trained under the supervision of their Commandant Sir Thomas Russel Pasha. The Library The following books may be found :! the shelves of the city library. "An • Odd Little Lass," by Jessie Wright, "Alice Adams," by Booth Tarkington . "Anitra's Dance," Fanny Hurst. "As the Earth Turns," by Gladys Carroll. "All the Kins Horses," by Margaret Widclcmer 'All (he Way Payne. Nazis Lift Ban on U. S. Inheritance: Drop Restriction W"hei Faced by Retaliation in America WASHINGTON—(XP)—One week af ter a Philadelphia judge delivered < retaliatory'blow against Germany, th Reich lifted Tuesday a ban prevent ing American citizens from collectin in full on inheritances left them ii Germany. American heirs of persons who die in Germany have been unable to re oceive all? of .their .legacies because d '.German exchange'restrictions. Judge Raymond MacNeille of tin Philadelphia Common Pleas Court re fused last week to allow part of „ $91,258 trust fund to go to claimants in Germpny. ''In view of the fact that mone by Water," by E. S. An Elephant fur litealifast OWENSBORO, Ky.—(/Pi—Mrs. Jay Blythe of Cloverport was madder than amazed when she awakened to find a 4,000-pound elephant enjoying a vegetable breakfast in her garden. She called officers who herded the elephant back to a circus in a nearby town. Whose Baby Is it? Involuntarily, we are in the middle of a mild fued thai has sprung up a- roimd Ihe phrase, Cafe Soeiely. We wish we were not, for the argument neither intrests nor concers us. It seems that the disputants are the dupr man-about-lown. Lucius Beebe, and Ihe redoubtable Maury Paul who! under the Irade name of Cholly Knickerbocker, writes colums of society chitchat. Now Cholly argues that he invented the phrase, 'Cafe Society." But a short while buck Beebe was paid by a film company for use of the phra.su as the title of a picture and went to Hollywood to appear in it. When we heard about it. we causuul- ly remarked in print that being credited as the author of a title, "Cafe Society," was a new high or low in something or other. And Cholly instantly drew us into it. On his side, of course. Now, it happens we're on nobody's fcide. For all we know or care, Cholly and Lucius hud simulaneous flashes o fbrilhance and created "Cafe Society" in the same breath one fine night us they fidgeted at their typewriters,. Maybe we were the first to use the words. We couldn't say for sure. Any- Way, an academician we know says he first saw "Cafe Society" mentioned in newsprint as far back as 1911. Meanwhile the boys are all hi a Icthcr and making sly attacks upon each other in their respective columns But we are serving notice thai in or out of court, authority on their we can't serve as prior claims. Besides, if we had invented "Cafe Sociey" we wouldn't go bragging about it. Light Operas The showman who reaches the Rialto' largest audience is Douglas Leigh, the sign wizard who in his late twenties is the master of the bulbs that transform nightfall into daylight on Broad-1 way. Leigh's masterpiece are the animated signs. In those magic lanterns powered by thousands of bulbs, cartoon in smcharacters perform i nrapict gestures and in simple, little fables. One of Leigh's signs now features a five-minute rodeo in which a bronco thdrows the cowboy to the ground and an dhows gracefully to the thousands of paserby. His other shows a drum major on parade with the circues coming to town. Both of Leigh's electric displays art nightly traffic stoppers. One million, one hundred thousand ped- estrains have been estimated to pause and follow the antics of the mazda character every night. To the twenty eight year old sign builder, these Chickens sometimes suffer from a for which there form of tuberculis is, no know cure. ingenious displays are yielding a fortune. Give Away There in some significance, it seems to us, in fact that the next meeting of the American Society of Hypnotists is being held in a midtown night club and that the leading paper lo be read by one named Ali Ben Ali is called "Hypnotizing the Public." belonging to beneficiaries in this country is not permitted to leave Germany I do not think it fair anc proper to transfer funds from thi; country for beneficiaries in Germany,' he said. The German embassy reported the decision to Berlin. Tuesday Hans Thomson, German charge d'affaires here, notified Sumner Welles, undersecretary of state, that the German restrictions had been lifted. State Department officials understood that about $5,000,000 annually goes to Germany from American estates, and about half that much is left to American heirs from estates in Germany. Canada has more miles of railroad in propotion to its population that the United States. BRIGHTENS UP BROWNS F.D. Ends Drafting of Bills by Aides Corcoran and Cohen Must Leave Job to Committees of Congress WASHINGTON — (IP) — President Roosevelt was reported in informed Quarters Wednesday to have forbidden administration departments to draft legislation for submission to congress. Congressional leaders who asked that their names be withheld said the chief executive had advised them he had adopted a "definite policy" of leaving the job of bill-drafting to senate and house committees. The president's forthcoming message, they said, merely will make "affirmative suggestions" for legislation. The president's decision presumably would prevent future bill-drafting by such government officials as Thomas Corcoran and Benjamin Cohen, who have been credited with much New Deal legislation. TVA Prolie Ends WASHINGTON -(IP)- Public hearings in the congressional investigation of TVA ended Wednesday, more than nine months after congress authorized a sweeping inquiry into this vast project. Senator Donahey, Ohio Democrat, said the committee would report January 5. 7oL£DO'& CEUAK CHAMPIONS To SECOND ** PLACE AND MCf?£A$£C> ~Tfc ATfcHDANCE. F 60,000 To 270,000 <Y7:VO YEARS... White, Danowski Take Pro Honors Whizzer White is the Best Ground Gainer in Pro Grid Ranks NEW YORK-W-Byron (Whizzer) White of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a pro football rookie, and Ed Danowski of the New York Giants, a veteran of the game, were crowned 1938 champions of the National Professional League in ground-gaining and forward passing, respectively. White, who received $15,000 for what probably will be his only season in the cash-and-carry trade, gained 5B7 yards in 152 attempts. The former University of Colorado all-American, beat out.Tuffy Leemans of the Giants, leader in 1936, who,made 463 yards in 121 tries. Danowoski, in settng a new league record with 20 completions in 129 passes for a 54.2 percentage, displaced Sammy Baugh of the Washington Red skins and boosted his .own lifetime mark from 48.3 per cent to 49.8 on 255 completions in 512 attempts over five years. Baugh was second with 63 ,°£ J 28 complete for 49.2 per cent; Ace Parker of the Brooklyn Dodgers \vas ^third with 63 of 148 for 42.5. The 865 yards the Dodgers gained on Parker's passes was tops-for-flj» year. The biggest gain on a single pass play was 98 yards on a toss from JDou- gal Russell of the Chicago Cardinals to Gsynell Tinsley. This broke the previous record, set last season by Pat Coffee and Tinsley by three yards. Islands Become Monuments £ANTA BARBARA, Calif. (ff>) — Anacapc and Santa Barbara islands, off the coast of Southern California, have been transferred from the Burea of Lighthouses to the Department of the Intreior, to be established as national monuments. The islands are considered of special intrest because oi their geology and their numerous fossils. STAMP NEWS ACCBPT& THE MANAGEM£HT Of 7ff£ Sr.U>t>i68f?owfl$ WITH 7f/£ BEEfJ IN To * HEHA.S... CTAMPS of the new U. S. regular series are to be made available in coils and books, the Post Office Department has announced. The new coils in the sidewise perforated variety only will be first placed on sale in Washington, D. C., Jan. 20, in the following denominations: l cent, 1% cent, 2 cent, 3 cent, 4 cent, 4% cent, 5 cent, 6 cent, and 10 cent. Collectors desiring first-day cancellations of the new coil stamps may send not more than 10 addressed covers for each of :he above denominations to the Postmaster, Washington, D. C,, with a cash or postal money order remittance covering the exact amount of postage required. Allowance must be made also for Jie first-class postage rate other than for local delivery. Orders must reach the Washington postmaster by Jan. 15, 1939. » * » ' The new coils in the endwise perforated variety, as well as >ooks containing the new regular ssue in the same combination as available at present, will be first placed on sale in Washington, Jan. 27, in the following denominations: Endwise coils: 1 cent, 1% cent, 2 cent, 3 cent. Stamp books: i cent, 2 cent, and 3 cent. First-day cover regulations will apply in the same manner to the indwise coils and book panes. Orders for endwise coils and book Janes, however, must not reach the Washington postmaster later than Jan. 22. Covers will not be serviced with less than full panes of six each of book stamps * * * Sharp controversy has already swept the country as to who should be included in the forthcoming issue of "famous" Americans, 10 of which will likely be released in 1939. The Post Office Department has suggested leading universities of the country be asked to help in the final decision. (Copyright, m», USA Serylce. Inc.)

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