The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1938 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1938
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PAGE SIX Recent Successful Conference Race Climaxes Brilliant Record KV W. J. I,KMKE FAYETTEVJLLE. Ark., Mar. 1.- (SpeciaD—From an outdoor court 15 years ago to eight Southwest Conference basketball champion- .sliips Is the remarkable record of tile University of Arkansas. Tlie Razorback basketccrs defeated Southern Methodist University in a pair of games the past week-end and thereby, won their eighth title, one of which they .shared, since Arkansas took up the cage sport; In 1924. The game with S. M. U. Saturday nlglil. closing the 1938 season, was the 131st conference victory for the Hnzorbaeks. During the 15-year period Arkansas has lost only 49 conference games, for an all-time winning percentage of .728. Records for (lie Rnzorbacks' 15 years of conference basketball show Umt, ill winning seven Southwest championships ntirt lielng for another, Arkansas has amassed a total of 5,971 .points to 4,550 for their opponents. During: the seasons of 1928 and 1929 Arkansas won 21 consecutive games. Won 243 Games In all games played during the past 15 years, conference and non- conference, Arkansas luis won L'43 and lost 87, piling up n. total of 11.550 points to 7,706 for an opponents. .The average score for 330 games over a 15-year period is 35 to 23 In favor of the Rnzorbacks. Basketball got, its start here in 1923 when Francis A. Schmidt, now at Olilo State, organized a freshman team that played'on nn outdoor court. There was no varsity (cam. In 1924 s gymnasium was built and a full schedule of games played. Arkansas ranked next to last in the Southwest conference, winning 3 and losing 9. Rolln Adams was second high scorer in the conference,- with 100 points. Tlint year the Rfizorbacks also won 7 non- conference games and lost one. In 1925 Arkansas placed third in the conference, winning ten nnd losing four games. Eleven of twelve non-conference gomes were won. Elbert pickell of Arkansas led the conference In scoring, with 149 points. Capture First Title The following year Arkansas won its first championship, with H conference victories against a single defeat. Pour Razorbacks were placed on the official all-conference team: Rolla Adams, Eibert Picket, Curtis Parker and Glen Rose. Two others, Harold stecle and James Avers, re- celved honorable mention. The 1926 quintet also won 12 of 13 non- conference games. The Razbrbncks won their second title in 1927, winning eight conference games and losing two. Glen Rose, Tom Pickell nnrt Harold Steele won all-conference honors. A third championship was won in 1928, the Razorbacks winning all 12 • of Iheir conference games. Glen , Rose, now Arkansas' baskelball coach, .was named on the all-conference team for (he third (n a row, Tom Pkkcll was second in conference scoring, with H4 points, nnd was named all-conference center. The 1928 Arkansas team averaged better than 44 points a game. Set Record Run of Victories A fourth consecutive championship was won in 1929, when the Razorpacks won 11 out of 12 conference games. This quintet established a. Southwest record, of 21 consecutive victories over a two- BLYTHEVILLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Like This, Son DF1 OB DIE' MOT SPIRIT Ohio Stale Trainer Says Handling Problem Be- Crowning" Bridge Hand T P II iBMBBiaMBBBs^^ ' • U • U • S WRDNRSDAY, MARCH 2, l!).-)8 comes basicr Jim Bngny, Jr., won't be able to blame It on laek of Instruction if hi; fails to make llic grade with Hie Uoston Red Hox this son. The son of the former Cleveland hurling star Is shown look ing on v,'liilc Big Jim, now « sergeant on the Atlanta. Ga., police force, tenches him how to throw a screwball, young Jim won 21 and lost eight for Hnzclioii of the N. Y.-I'.i. League last yeiir. con'. :;ea- had year stretch. Tom Pickell was named all-conference center for the third time and Wear Schoonover nnd Eugene Lambert, the latter now Arkansas freshman couch, were also named on the mythlcii enco first team. The 1920 team established n single game scoring record of 71 points against Baylor, a record that was broken by this year's champions when they tallied 74 points against .Texas on February 11. A fifth consecutive championship was won by Arkansas in 1830, with ten victories in 12 conference games. This Icatu was coached by Charles Bnssell, who had succeeded Francis Schmidt. Wear Schoonovcv and Milan Ciclgliton were named on the all-conference team. Drop to Third Place In ,1031 and 1932 the Razorbacks placed third in the conference race niv.l In 1033 dropped to fourth, the lowest any Arkansas (cum has fallen since the first season of inter- collcglnte competition. The 1934 (inintet tied for third, under coach Olen Rose, and in 1935 Arkansas climbed back to the heights, tlclng for the conference championship with Rice and B. M. U. In 103U the Razorbacks wo^e undisputed champions, ijist j'eilr Arkansas finished second, with Don Locknrd leading all conference scorers, with his total of 159 points. No\v the perennial champions are back on lop. Arkansas players who have won all-conference honors during (lie past, six seasons arc Doc Seclon, Tom Murphy, Taft Moody, n. L. Jim Jack coach at Centenary, at the guards, opponents averaged only 18 points a game , against Arkansas. During that season the Razorbacks held . Texas to seven points In one game, nil-confer- S. M. U. to eight points, and Baylor ' 'o nine points. "Ike" Poole, Elwln Oillilan'd. Don Lockard and Lee Howcll, Bobbins. Sol Scormg Kccorrt This year's championship nuintct vies. Glen '• set a new Arkansas scoriuj record basketball The best previous offensive record was held by the 102D team that scored 512 points in 12 conference games and 36D points in non-conference games, for a season's totnl of 311 points. The 1938 champions scored 5C8 points In K conference games and 424 points against non- conference opponents, for n season's total of 992. The best defensive record was set m 1026, a record that should stand for many years. With olen Rose present basketball coach at Arkansas, and'Curtis Parker, now head He Scouted Him 10 M •FI Meet In First Round Of District Tournament At Joncsboro The stock of the Blylhcvllle Chickasaws, Mississippi county's No. One team In the district tournament opening at Jonesboro tomorrow night, rose today with (lie announcement that Dan Waiting- ton, crack forward, would be : in the Chicks' line-up. .- • ft had been feared that an old "football" hip Injury, which lias bothered Warilngton quite a bit during the prc-lourncy cage campaign, would force him out of the varsity line-u|j but he will be allowed to piny, it was announced after n physician's examination. Even nt full strength, however, )ly TOMMV DKV1NK ""He,! stuli CorrrsjHiniU'iii COI.UMHUS, O. rUPi-Tlie day when an athlete wus willing lo "do or die for nlmn ninlcr" has passed but «jl)<s'c boys sun insist nn sports • participation when Injurv) necordiiij; to Tucker Smith, vct- f-i.'iti Olilo Slate trainer. "College athletes arc nr.l mnll- vatcd by '.school spirit 1 to stay In 'lie lineups when Injured," Smiili said, "but still very few of (hem BO to tin: bench willingly ••cvoxly ijijm-ed. -nils is parltai- liirly true In football, where competition to many l»ys Is the means of gniiiliiK recognition that "will lend to post-graduate employment." Smith, -.vlio has served as trainer at three Western conference .schools over a 10-year period, .said re many instances that > to lils attention where athletes bad continued to play when good judgment should keep them on the bench. Case of Course died "The outstanding cnse 1 know" Smith said, "is that of one of the best halfbacks to be developed In the Dig Ten In recent years, [n Ills .senior year tills halfback received u fractured ankle early in (he season. Then with a remarkable display of courage he played the schedule out. The ordinary person would not have attempted to even walk on Mich nn ankle bill foolball meant plenty to this boy and he wouldn't voluntarily give it lip." Trainers never give headstrong youngsters the benefit of a doubt when tliey are Injured, however Smith said. "Many times nn athlete will .wear to you he is physically nt to play," the Olilo State trailer snid, "nnd the Interests of the team would be served by your agreeing, but experience tells you he is bluffing. I f or get lenm wel- elim- Hie Chicks may be quickly hinted from the district meet. having drawn for their first round opponent Hie crack Murmadukc quintet. Marmaduke extended Joncsboro's state favorite quintet in n recent game and Hie Greene county aggregation is rated one of the" outstanding trams in the district mrct. If the Clilctasaws should Jiuppmi to gn through to the finals they would more (ban likely niect the Joi.cj-boi'o live, lop heavy district fnvovllcs nnd rated Ihe i-i.diug rnndklMc l«i (lie title. .lonesboro nnd Shnwncc consolidated school o! Joiner. Mississippi county's No. Two tenni. will meet fare entirely and chink the boy's own good upon the seriousness of and make my report to the coach." head Mnyne.-roqiilnvguairis lost bv crad- iratlon. , The 1938 schedule: Sept. 24 — Centenary ut Port Worth. Oct. 1—Arkansas nt Forth Worth . Oct. 7—Temple at Philadelphia i 'nlgliti. Oct. 1ft—Texas A. & M. nt College Slation. Oct. 22—Marquellc at Milwaukee. Oct. 29—Baylor at Fort Worth. Nov. 5—'lulsa at Tulau. '. 12—Texiis at Foul] Won!) NOV. 19-RlCC ill IJouslOH. N«v. 20—.Southern Methodist at Eon:,, lu.rn.wrt till just to , nake it reaHy t(1; , lp | L , x , fifth suit fur the game-the "crown" the royal familv. ihe crown suit (.rings u,, ,1,-ck of ,,,d, ,„ . Ptay« IB in his | IB11U „„„ ,,, )C . , bft>ovei . tthleh llH> (| , v,, dtortmK «s he ploaws. n W( || IIX js Rlmlll|f lo n ing, except KKU trick eountlnir begins m <^>t i nf)t e (l(! Ijf sjx A small .slam means all but two of the ,„ i rlckR . tt , ;r , mj sl:lm ^ ^ "^ a.«l a 'super .sln.n" all the tricks. Kxpe,,, i,, slsl Ult , llew fiv( ,. M , lu ,j deck and «ii mL > ilre ••interesting." Conditioning a "big time" alh- Jctic team no longer is the problem It was "away back when— 1 ' 1'reventlvc Work Stressed "Take football as nn example" Smith said, "wo dn not haphaz- iirdously send the boys out to practice or play and then worki like trojans lo have them in shape "gain (he next week after they have been hurt. Rather, flo per cent of our work is of n preventive nature. We cnrefully tape and protect nil vulnerable spots on (he body and check thoroughly muscular caws there'.s- nolliing Hint will substitute for some oil and plenty of good old 'elbow grease.'" rroblcni Hccomcs Kasler Handling athletes isn't Ihe problem it once was, Smith saw, "The temperamental athlete who has to be handled with M Cloves Is almost e.vtinct," lie deci;>r« "the relations of a trainer wiih athletes Is necessarily elo« and for the most part pleasant, unless a boy has been 'babied 1 in hi-li school we seldom have trouble with him." Smith said a cardinal rule that' guides him in nil his training work Is "never to let myself believe I know more than the team physician." i "There frequently j.s n tendency to "go o lone band" in diagnosing and treating an athlete's injury."! he Mild, "i guard against (his con-1 stanlly. We have a team physician, ivell versed In 'nil branches of! re is no reason lim, and dmw on : Smith is now completing bfa ninth year nt Ohio State. Prior (o coming here he served as trainer for three years at Northwestern and was at Illinois for seven years. ,Test for Trcnkle vi iuam wei- ., , ink solely of mcdici!le . ""d tliei when 1 pass " ol to eonsl " 1 Ilin ; nf ini,,Hnc hls experience." at B:30 o'clock Thursday night, followed by tbe game between Manila. Mississippi county's third representative In the tourney, and Enrlc Friday moaning. POPLAR. Mont. (UP> — Father SfcUale has been officially adopted a member of the Sioux fndlan tribe IHTC. nnd named SUir Eagle. piece of equipment that is used This precautionary work has held injuries to a minimum. There was a time when every athlete received nnkle injuries, but .they arc (lie excptioti rather llinn Ihe rule now." In addition lo greater attention the training room. Smith sa ld accidents had been reduced by improved playing fields everywhere Ohio State is prohibited by a Western conference rule from ,.,,.- maintaining n training table, but state " lls doesn't cause much of a conditioning problem, Smith said Diets Not I'rcscribCci "Except in the case of undernourished athletes we never pre- Holt Meets Hubbard; Hudson Plays Ark-Mo The undefeated Holt Funeral Home will meet the Hubbard Hardware company in Ihe second of two Cily league bowling matches nt Sudbui-y's Playhouse tonight. In the opening inntch, al eight i o'clock. Hudson Tailor shop nnd : the Arkansas-Missouri Power cor- j poratiou will clash. i KicifAKu M. MOKI:HJ:AI. ''•is- stuff l.'orri'spomlcnt HT WORTH. Tex. <Uf, -I Clui ti in University's fixii- '< m lines ;ii> for .sprint' n-aln- i i t) i v i him of d:'fp-cituiii'f mm- ations for ih» fall M'KMMI. '' l<o mulch) Meyer's fJO- 11 01 td is rated rjtie of the Kill-sirs -strongest on ihe winter )(xil:s with If) k-tlci-men. three of II (."inference, all-Amcrlea •> 10 kquadmeii and the i lio.'.hmeii. The Horned lin ^licd behind nice in Hie \'M1 Southwest cemfCM-ence nice. MI rui outstanding record nnd lc-.! f?u' imijortant men by grad- Tl.e "mystery" maneuvers in spring practice arc expected to be in Hie form of offensive Innovations. Little David O'Brien, quiir- (uback, was almost the entire attack last year. He (lid Die passing, most of the running and much of the punting despite' his 150-pound size. O'Bi-ien was nominated on moil all-America teams and was a unanimous choice for all-conference. Needs More Scorers Meyer hopes to develop something to aid O'Brien next fall. Earl Clark and Spud Taylor, juniors, probably will perform with him and Taylor will be given running, passing and punting assign-, incuts. Clark specializes In blocking. Lacy McClanahiin, John Ifnll,' Pat Clifford and Ward Wilkinson I are other veteran backs, but none' generated the necessary scorin« punch last fall. "l The Homed Frog line, coached I by Mike Brumbelow, should be one of the nation's best next fall. II includes two who were prominent all-America candidales in 1937—( 23C-pound lackle I. B. Hales ami 2GC-pound center Ki Al.-lrich. The two are co-captains this year. jlliist Develop Reserves These stars will be aided by 10 lettermeii and a fine crop of squad- men and freshmen, although Brumbelow said reserves must be developed at some positions. TCU's squad included n candi-' dates for end, six of them sopho-' mores from last year. Allie White and Bob Cook, lettciinen.. should | fill the other tackle post; but re- placements must be found for Glynn (Bull) Rogers nnd Mason 1 N 0 T I <; K l.i'tli'i-s to.stameniary on ihe Rs- tiito ol OUo llrndbeny, deceased wsi-e granted to U 10 uiiiler.sigiKfl ui the mil day or January, 101111 :>y the I'l-obate Court ,)f u,,! ChickuMiwba District of .Missis-sin- pi Comity, Arkansas. Ail persons having claims agiimU ;:aid c-state aro refjulred to exhibit them properly authenticated for allowance u, the undersigned as executrix of .said estate before the end of (jne year from the date- of the granting of the letter;; execulor.ship upon .said estate, »n-.| if .such claims be not so presented they will be forever bar red. MATTIE BRADBERRY, l&eeutrix of thp will of Otto Bmdberry, Deceased. Held & Evrard, Attys. 1S-23-2-9-10-23 Read Courier News Want Adi. Fred Trenkle, Norlluvcstci n's captain nnd star forward, will have a job on his bands March 5 when the Wildcats meet Purdue in a game which probably will decide the Big Ten bnsket- i. ball championship, ^ •— .,.. ....,^i |ut;- scribe diets," he said. "We couldn't nmkc the athletes follow them nnd anyway I regard such orders as foolish. A large percentage of our good athletes are the first or second generation of foreign - born families and liave been reared on food that is peculiar to their own nationality. To bring out my point ' been eating Interpreters were necessary lo con- duel the rites. Star Eagle" received i (ma „„ ,.,; an Indian bonnet, tobacco pouch i i c n ,,<„, • and pipe and two Indian quilts. A nervous. Indecisive man, whose war tactics against the Americans during the Revolutionary War are ,.„ ., ,.,„„ still n mystery, Sir William Howe followed he officially retried that he couldn't ' bent the rebels when his army was nes ns strong as Washington's the British Navy was on hand. let's cite an Italian boy. He lias li as a basic so why should we .. isn't good for him, when he comes to college and! lakes part in sports.' j Since Smith started his training! work lliere have been no revolutionary changes in the procedure; - ..- said. i "The development of light air!' NEW SPRING YARNS AND FASHIONS By Rerun! FREE INSTRUCTIONS Airs. Leslie Hooper lion Chickasawba I'lioiie 592 NO JOE Is Too Small or Too Large For Our Expert Automobile Mechanics We pride ourselves in aoing every joh right no matter bow small or large. Years of actual experience and the fines! in shop equipment assure ,vou of satisfaction. 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