The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1930 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 15, 1930
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.PAGE SIX Hod-CarrkT for is m it .Ralph McWright Big Block- ant] Tackle Man in Tide Backficld. Hy W1I.I.IAM BR.UY:i!I-:it ; NEA Service Spcrls Lditjr ' New names wll! be ndcie.'l (o t\:c roll of Alabama's fuoibill li«.-i- liter tho Rose Bowl batH.a at 1'as- . .Idcnn on New Year's D:;y. > Gridiron historians may write I down in bright letters Ihe names! of "Monk" Cainpb;-lt, "Flush" K:s- i •her or "Hurry" Cain, as 0'ic- of: IIJEB slarhing Alabama backs hiss ; ^? leather across the lasl white! 'ine for the winning tGuchdxvn ': .isalnst the cunnhu; Cougar. i But how about Dalph .%icHI;h; ''ic big block-ar.d-l-.ickle mnii. tli •Jnknown Soldier of (lie 'i',ann •^ckfleld? Who is there-to .sin-, the i ir.ifces of the nmii wlio doesn't I ';nov: what the football feels like i •••cent wh3ii he Intercepts a lor-' •-vard pass or recover.? a fumble? McRiRht Is the "other fellow 1 " lr he Tide backficld. All he does I- nock down a half dozen of Ihp e;i•my while the ball carriers dn nl 1 'he work. Camubell or Suthor o"Jain mav take the ball and rall-v ••-round tlie end. That is Mrtllplif; •lie to hurl himself „(, lln onn'ish- '">!: body or two, clearing the lousfo. 'own trail for the p^apIe who gel .-.U the glory. * * * The football world ' renumber-- "•oolcy Hnberl. the passing wlzar:' "iha riiinK llirce touchdowns worth if foolballs lo win Ihe Rose BSII-' 'nttle from the Washington Hnsk: es In 1926 by n score of 20 tn 19 "iut It forgets the man who bloc':-:! he charging lineman or back whc .ried to break up the pass. Jimmy Johnston, wllh hj s shoul- ler bandaged lo hold II en. richer) ihrouirli a great hole in the Sta-i- "ord line in 1921 with the toi'di- :Iowji that. (!eti the store for A!\- 'jamn. He, too. is down In Hi? baik'- .is one of Alabama's footbr-H heroes. But who was the who Hung every <iimoe of his power at the. Incklcr who would have stopped Johnston nl the line of scnminacc It he hadn't been blocked out? Some unsung McRight was there;at the instant when "lie was needed most, bowling over the enemy with n fierce plunge. McRight this year has been the hod-carrier, and It was his brilliance iri that role Hint contributed much to. the success of th° victorious Tide. Big Mac is the heaviest man In the backaelil,,wel?hiti? he is fast, as big men go. Ji, a;l:lit:on to being a deadly biocker, he is a demon on defense, breaking i-. passes. tackling hard and dls-ncs- jng the enemy's plays. On New Year's Day when y ou s<" one of the Alabama backs go (esr- Jng across the line for n touchdown (or near it announced via Ihe radio) remember McRight, and [h- job he's doing out there-ana give the big boy a little hand New Armory Court Will Open Soon With the new national guard armory officially tunMii over lo Capt Ivy W. Crawford inut Company M today, c-xcepL for ih c forninl dedicatory exercises late this month, Ihe drill hnll and basketball court of the structure will be nviillabl" for practice f.-ssluiw this week probably Wednesday. The only leinainlng work Is fcr the basket ball jjoals to be Installed for play. Everything wll be in readiness by Wednesday ft Is nn- rlerslood. Bleacher seals, providing n cap- city of iiromiti 700 scats, will Ijo . director of basketball activities at the mod-, era new hail Is understood lo bs, dicktrlnif with the fiunons Earlc Cardinals, southern semi-pro case season here. Their opponents are P.S yet unknown. ]>ID voi; KNOW THAT— Of (he Army-Navy players who played this year for charity, lliere was only one man win had taken part In a previous Army-Navy baltle . . , thai was 'Tolly" number, captain of the Kiiydcli . . . Polly entered the nrarir-iny In the rnli of liilij . . . pHwi irere alloivc:! lo piny thru, so number became a member c! the squad nnd won his letter that year by Aiibstlliillng for Saumlci-s at right tackle In the N«vy (jiuiic . . . during the next two >cars he did not play, finally (jlvirig up allilctlcs lo con- centrale on his logarithms, etc. - - - l:c returned In 1928 and for three years lias been an important unit In the Aimy ihio. . number is the last of tho ii'-yenr athletes at the Point. • . . Ihe breach over eligibility rules may or may nol be healed hi 1K11 . . . iivltlier M.'lc Is v.-ll!- hiB lo yield lliaugh c-ach wauls to play the game. •There has been an u.-.trot,-™ string of Chicago-Purdue foctball Bnmos shice. 1838. with three contests coming tefore that year. In frame, that of 1M1, ending in a G to 5 tie. Burdetie Wins Two Then Loses | Al?,\rORKI,.—Tiie Armorel bas- I kclball tennis won two games from ! Dell Friday afternoon. The (jlrls 1 1 gnme v,-ns n walk ever, the score I being 27 to C. The entire Armorel' team functioned well, with Garner | ,i;.u Km 1:1! Ung [he Msket often. The, boys game was much closer! i nnd harder- fought, ihc mini scorj, i H8 to 8. Crowder and Sinollicrman' : In E well on the defensive. Friday night the Armorel play- lo-t n hard fonglil game to tin Caraway team. Caraway team was ccnsldernbly larger than the Armorel boys. The stands were yelling for Armorel before the g:nuc was over The final score was in to 4. Armorel played as a mill. Caraway us?rt tw ocoipplets teams, toll! averaging six feet in hc-ljlit. Pearson was the high scorer oi the game for Caraway. Loyola University, at Chicago has abandoned football. Si Ims tl-> University - — - M.ircoii5 s entertain. BRUSHING UP By Loafe HE Ufti PORGHA^SO BY PffiSBORGtt WD BECAME A WAS, DeFEATED IM WS RR5TA.MD OMLV AMAVeOR. FlCHr — 'rETDRiHE PUO MV L^vreR-RBE AS ' ~^," IWIUWV- uc^Jtn/t— V . /•} PITCHER?, ODOUR & , (->!, PUT THEIR FIM6ERC, f<^ ^-'f, EAIW, iA GAM6 UJA&A , ' '' PIW6R. ON TH6 sTEiME? PRi! 'iv^PAli TC--AM AC ^--"••*• ••»-•- fM_..) VI IK\'J_! .1 -K.j_A !' K. H^ "" fj i ( '', '-t >, '-i fV;;v,," ^ ' ' ' ' W'-^" "' •• - - fe'^^i U ii X \>An^ ^ J.i-s* *s /,. / M'lialV; (lip Wffcreiu-c? .The ollur <l;.y tills depjrlin-n! suilBt-.slal tiiat the Natscna! in American L';ij;:;cs jiilfht ha flad (j muke thv ni.ind gesture r.r iurnl:i- over iL'ceipts lor Hie opening d'-y of the ly^l Uasc-lMll season ;o lii'' cause of worthy charily—lor (if tin- inu-mploycj. The type Ijad hurdly Ijjcs'.ne C.-;. i befcre scmc-une s^niiiu liim^lf ••/' I-'an" note lo ask if •« really IhoiiulH urcani/ed baseball, - 'bus,lies? inve>tn:;iu. ow<>;i anything "ta charity. U L . carefully pointed ot' that (.rgiinizfd liawball pays iu players iva) jtionoy, tvr.creus the colleges pay Ihclr foalball i» am « ncthliiu wliateVL-r (tint Is. not verv miicht. Tl:c Beiu-ral idea was tlnl it wos l^rfcctly O. It. to ID the CDl- Icges lo helri ihc of charity they weren't paying sa|- arl?s to Ihc perforiiic-rs. but that i' was pielly nervy to ask n group oi busliK'fs firms to turn nver part of the profits on their Investment. U'iio Wants l-j Di-bato? Our original Imention was not i lo itaii 11 debate. Charity is a sub- Jew that defiles urcninem, Eilh->i the iircup appealed to wiints to give or it doesn't want to give. If H doesn't, yon might .is well ivrili down nil of your arguments,'bundl! Ihem nnd throw them out a con-1 vcnlent whidiiw. Bill does the factor of paying the players make any (lilference, evei- where the appeal is meant ta b- more logical UKIII cniotlonal? And would (lie colleges be exempt from any charitable appeal it they rc- j warded their players according tc the standard of professional baseball payrolls? It seems lo me that the remurer- Rllon received by the playm is 1101 Involved al all. The Dear Old 1'ubllc The owners of big leagua baseball clubs do not operate them Jus; to entertain John Public in hi? spare hours. Several of Ihe hi" league magnates have been known to clip coupons on their investments. On the other hand, even Ihoujli ihe coUcjjo football players do no' BO to the cashier's cage every Snl- inday. neither do the rrofesso:- nor any other college authorities become wealthy because of toot- ball profits. ' H Is true Iha!. the conch iisunlh is n well-paid Individual, bu! tin players are not out there working to gel his name lu Ihe paper o: win him a raise. Thi> Gent Who rays In tho college stands the s'.iul.':r.« are given liu best scats at a rc- duccil price. In the Big Ten this is nbsut 50 cents a game, I am lo.'d. But just because yon are a rrsi dent oi Now Yor!;, you are not admitted to grandstand boxes for r,:ij- nich small change as that. The <|iia!nt iiollon fhc.t I ?- n trying to explain is thin colonel Rupper or dear old Charley S'.or.o- hain didn't put up their grandstands that the natives of Manhattan might be entertained at a nominal sum. The public supports amateur football. The public, pays th? sahnies oi the baseball players, IOD and gives the owner cf the ball club a nice percentage on ||| S i n . vestmenl. If organized baseball, however feels that tt docs not want lo givi' lei us bundle up our arguments, as we suggested before, nnd heave them out the window Into t h night. Ksnnett High Debaters Defeat Cardwell Teem CARDWELD, Mo.—The Cardwell IliSh school debating teams lost their first debate to Kenneti High school. Decision at both places wa; 2-1. Cardwell's negative tenm, composed of Miss Gladys North and Swain Benton. met Kennett's af- flflrmallvc team at Cardwell, wliii» Cardwell's affirmative lean. co:n posed of Miss Mary Jo Illggs jiijrj Hoy I.asley. went to Kennctt' meeting their negative team there. On December I8th and 10th. at the Mary bale theater. Cardwell "" :h school will present a h-^m- ?'U ucnent minstrel endtled "Dixie Blackbird Mlnstrcbj." ItwJ ur=r about fifty persons as principal?, chorus, and specialties. It is beiiig directed by Miss Orviilc Tylor. who represents the comuaii'- ownlnk the production rights' 0:1 'he minstrel. The producing cotri- I'.iny furnished costumes, scenerv I etc. )- CardwetPs Puzzlers Lose to Hornersville CADDWELL. Mo.— "The Piiz- ?.ers." Cardwell's Independent bas- i-'.e;b.ill team, lost their game !•> I th? 'Homoiis." indeixMidcnt twin of : Hrrnorsville. Tlirrrday evening, j Ihc r.ime was well played anrt ti , ill" firtt Ihrcc quarters the scores . wore practically even. However. In : Die 1.15.1 quarter the "Domons" | managed to gain and hoitl the lead. fiir.g the [, by 7 points. Tin' n^ler" lineup was S. Davis, f ; T - Hull. s: o. Klnsey, g; D. Herrin :>;• •'- n. .Mann, c; C. Seaboin i ' " M. Wilson, f; c. W. Mickey, f. j j | The "Puzzlers" are under manag;. j incut of Everett {"Ducky") Hml- ] --n. A return game will be played ! , with the "Demons" later in tho J v __.___ n Army ami Navy Mrt. [? O r Cha ity 15, 1930 rs^ ^^ 5C . y , lr « t ,m for the iouchdown 'that blgh^,^'t I^ILT ^s.'" "" -"- Iluniiri- h.i t J,, r , u :i l.ronir l.ini|> ivlib » tmlli. i.lil.l, lndl<-nte» lo lh:it Ilir. t»urHcrcr bum^pd ' IUf In tnfc «r>lh irMnc l"nnrd IUf ll. TKACnY JH1.ES. ont n!ii-*l«. reiurn* offer* I.^illa home lil(h [tint (f he n] Dunilrc irllx her «if thlo ill. Xlcn'« ivlll, Irnvlnc lii|; |o l.jdln. which .h,M T . toar nr murder pud ulna netT inoilrc for Ihr crime ln. l,yrtia Unown nntlilnc; nf ".nin> M ln drnciillcil ilnce iur In Ilntnlllun. imfr lo l.riif.i. .VJ| (I (elU drri^ tier fnr rrciiinlfon fn '' ""lrr .,,. pr ,.,« I. a , TP ,,. '"rue ilr,,,. Mr l, nrrl . fro ,,, T ,, Jta rfinr .NCIn ^rnt nut "lib UA'.l»» IIAJIJII.XIl. In lore «Kh hor'nnd in'r^inL- trnin ilir II.ITIT. Tlii]r<>ilar »I<:U1. m..t 1-rt.ln, n l = Wt. ,hr r,l«: k t Si'-li V'rrT- "" i"' 1 "; ?"'\ l)l:xT '-:n .^, tvtm Irft hrr uy«n. ll.inilrr MI. Mll<.» ibnl l.rdla *c- ••riili Ihp nffpr. nnd n.k. him If his I"" ,,' i 1 ' 1 '. 1 " X ""'' '"""•• """•" «i<- rnllpj mornlnc. and \\bnl wn» r,[« Eittlnnlc. MIW lifl n\ WITH TI1K STOHY i:ilAI'TER XXIII 'HJKUSUAi.? 1 ' Miles rcpenteil. frnwnlng. "Ho was a Mule shnrl with me because ho was busy. and. I suspect, a little jealous be cause I'd c.-.-nie calling o.n ;\'fta— " lie broke off abruptly, tn ubrious distress. here. Dunileo! I (lidu't menu lo say lhai. i,ut i sup- poce you'll ilml oiu sooner or Inter— Well, the fact la. iho whole crowd bnoivs ?|ili fl:iminond r.-as nb!:olulcty mail jhoul Xiia Sellm. \Van;eil in marry her. and mailo no secret of It. ihoiigb we nil tljought or looped H would be lttil«s Penny Grain. He's ticca ilevotcil lo Penny fur years, anrt since Hoser Craln nwile a mess of tlituss and skijipnt out. leaving Penny anil her rmer mother hfj;h aad dry. we'va all dune our liest lo Ihrow I'cnay and Ualph togetlier. Bui slnco Nita came 10 town— " "Was iVila In love with fl.ilpli?" Dunaee cut In, rather curtly, tur he iiaii a curious distaste, for hearing Penny Cmla discussed In Uils ninnncr. "Sometimes we were sure she was." Miles answered. "Sho flirted wlih all of us men— had a way «tth her of making ovcry man she lalkeil lo thinl: he ivss (he only pebble on the beach, lint there was Eon'.cihlnj; special In tha war she looked at Italph. , . . Yes. 1 thlnk «!ie was In love with lilm! 'Uattnen "gain." he frowncil. "she wnnhl treat him liko ,1 dog. Sccmeii to want to drive him awny from tier— but the alwnys called him back- Oli. f.ord!" ho Interrupted himsiH vntlt a groan. ".Vow I suppose, 1 'mre put my fool In tt! J'oa've got the riamncdesi nay O f making "a cliap leJI evcrydiliig ho would cut out his tonguo rather than spill, Dundet! But Just because a young mans j.i love. ;,.„[ dnpp,,,,,, no{ {0 i », l P v al ' r " 17 ' ls no rcason to think h^ saeaksi »D lo ihe house dee! ... Do you know Ralph Mammond, by any chance?" • • • "]VO—but I should like to meet him." Dundee.retorted. "H« Tracer lilies began'violently, his bluo eyca blazing with anger, "you'll soon find you've been barking up the wrong treo! There's -not a cleaner, finer, sliatgnter—" "In fact, bo is a friend of youra, Miles," Dundeo answered tooth- lugly, "anil I respect you for every word you've said. ... .By tlio way, did all of you go to tho Country Club for dinner after you lett hero?" Somewhat ruolllh'eii. Miles answered: "All of us but Cllvo Hammond. IIo said bo was golog to have a look around for Ralph himself. Scemcil to base an Idea whore ho might find him. . . . And, oh yes, Spr.iguo disappeared In the scramble. IIo hasn't a car and nobody thought ot offering him a lift Guess lio look a bus Into Hamilton • . - Ah, Hero's Lydla! . . . Hello, Lydla!" ho called heartily to Hie wonisn who was standing, tall and gaunt, (n the doorway. "Mighty glad you'ro coming to look after the kids!" From belilnd the black veil which draped her ugly black hat and hid :ier scarred face. Lydla answered ID the dull, harsh voice that was char- actcrisllc of her: "Thank you. sir. I'll do my best." She made no protest when Dun- deo, with n word ot embarrassed apology, went rapidly through :bo leavy suitcase, she tad brought up from the busei.icnt with her. And when lie had finished his fruitless search. si;e knelt aad silently smoothed tho conrse, utilitarian ennaents ho had disarranged. Kii-e rainutes later Dundee was ilono In iho house where murder lad been committed under Buch strango and baffling circumstances that afternoon. Ho was ubl nervous, but again he mado a tour of inspection of the first floor and basement, looking Into closets, test- tog windows to make, aura they were all locked. Everywhere there were evidences ot iho thoroughness of the police detectives who hud searched for Iho weapon wllh which •Vila Solhu dad ocea murdered. In the basement, as h» had subconsciously noted on his headlong Jash to queslfoa Lydla Carr, tlia furnace iloora swung open, and tho lids of the laundry tubs had been left propped up, Ader iho unavailing search. . . . Ho plodded wearily up the basement suirs and on Into th« kitchen. I'orharis the lea box hid something fit to cat tn It—the fruit intended for Nlla's and Lydla's Sunday breakfast. Those caviar mil anchovy sandwiches b»d certalnlr nol stuck wllh litra lna». 4 ; 4 Tb« kitchen, duor, . taken eepeelol pain* t< self was locked, when'.. „„.„„„. the rounds Immediately after 'thi departure-.of .Captain .Strariu..»nil JTJUNDEE otarel blankly ' a j .'t^g . door, which vas equipped with a modem. Joct Spmeons wttb'a key. . ... But way' tad-tli» floor been left ajar? To ; mak«'cscsp« caslerf . . •_-'.- .. • With th« to* o'l'hte tint Datnle* pushed the door to, heara rt» click of tba lock. Oien, Bli thonghl of food routed from his mind. mad« i quick but almost tllent dub Into the dining room to secure on« of tns pair of tall wai taper*, which, in their silver candlesticks, lervtd ag ornamenta for tha sideboard. If the Intruder was still In tn» MIES he co'uld be nowhers but In that unflnl«h«i half or tha gabled top story. Th8 nearer stairs wera Ihose In tho back hall, and Dunde* took them two at a time, rcgardleei of trio noise. Who bid preceded him stealthily? ... By tho aid of his lighted candle hs discovered an electric switch at the bead of the stairs, flicked It on, aad found him self in a wide hall, one wall of wblch waa finished with buff-tinted plaster and three doors, the other el rough boarda with but a single door. With his candla held nlga, BO at Its light should not blind him, id trell aware that It made him a jerfcct tnrget. Dundee opened tbe Jnialnted door »nd found himself In the dark, musty-emclllng room lliat had served Nlta Sellra and tbs -rains befor» her «s a storeroom, r'rom the celling dangled a greon •°rd ending in a cheap, clear-gltss tnilb. But Us lltbt waa sufficient to penetrate «ven tbg fartheat low nooks msua b r ib« three gables. A quick (our convinced him tbal nothing human was concealed behind ono of Nils S«llm'» empty wardrobe trunks, or twalnd one of tba several pieces ot heavy old fur- nlture, undoubtedly left behind by the dispossessed Grain famlir. Big footprints on too thick dust olch coated the floor showed" him ial h» waa being no more, thorough than Captain Strawn'a brac« ot plalncloloes detectives had been much earlier tbat evening. Two pairs of giant footprints. , . . With an ciclamatlon b» disco*, cred a smaller, narrow pair ot )rlnts. and followed tlioir winding footprints. , r M I abou his leglllmito business of measarlDg and estimating f or tho job o( turning ih. atoreroom nto bedrooms and bathrooms. th*( k» -.— surorlee, and Enmc at, ha became awars tlint i-were trembling. ,• 'J.te .fact that, the door dlreelly la front of b.liu was open aboul two facrjmlnattiig .fingerprints which ^Ight^easily be obliteraled-he dis- coyesfed. a light switch near Hit door'; A ! .- ; . lMtl ' nt - illumination frnm, a ;-..ceiling cWster'revealed a br=e Mdrooiai.rUKi.^iKi ci wr i y Hlll ',| t , L , r and smaller room beyond it, faci'ng M 'tb« bobse faced—toward ilia south. Kn«s and hands stoaiiy aealn, h» InTestlireted tho flnislu-d portion of tbe gabled story swiftly A ci.rming layout, h B told himscl'f Had Penny Grain once enjoycJ tn-s delightful llltlo sitting room, whh Its liny balcony built out upon n-o sloping roof? And it gave him pleasure to think that ihls in- well-furnliaed but not firai'y fem|nln« bedroom bad once br...| hers, ru well as Iho email but |:.T- feat bathroom whose high nsrrn-i window overlooked tho b-^l; i;-. r . den. Th» closela. dresser ilrawi- 3 and highboy drawers were i-..ii, plotely empir, liowever, ot nny trace of her occupancy, With these rooms going to K,V IO why—ha suddenly asked hluis :i bad Nlla Sellm co:'.3eil Judge M. ;r shall lo have the- unfinished holt of (ho gabled atlle turned into li.\|. rooms and baths? Why couiili, t Lydla have slept up here. If f,'it :t thought m much of her "faltii; ; ,| and beloved maid"? But even us ha asked tilmsoii i!, g Question Dundeo realized thai ij, e snswer to It hod been Btrus^!-- 1K lo attract his attention. fhete rooms had tio! i.r,^ iittt! Someono had been <>i-i- u . pylng them as lato as last 1111-1,1! Weaving swiftly through ihe liiue rooms, like a bloodhound on i,, 0 scent. Dundeo collected the few :, ;l i Bufflclent proofs (o back up hn'-n lultlve couviclfon. A copy or It-., HnmlKon Evening Sun. dated i-'ii- day. Hay 23. lofl in on nrmch-lt in iha sitting room. All wltiii., v -i raised about eii inches (run-. iu 0 bottom, BO that the night ••iv-zc- stirred the band-blocked li-.on drapes. And, clinging t 0 ,|.',., 9 drapes, tho faint but unmt«tHk i,,' a odor of clgaret sn-.oke. rinaiiy „ ,, n a low cry ot triumph. Bonnie ij.m- ile« flung back iha hand-blncki-il linen spread which covercil i,-. three-quarter sized bed and di^...^ and i^li, v/ doubt, been slept upon. touched a pillow case he ti • Ti P l BU t e!J ' ' ' Who was thf> "" l who had slept In this bed -,., nljut? . <Xo it*

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