The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1930 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX 'AUK.) C(M!l!IKl!, NKW.S 'Alabama Relies on These Huskies in Coast G^me Reports Indicate 1930 Sea' son Little 'Below Normal: £ut Future Bright. BY CHESTER ],. SMITH NEA Service Sprclal Wrllrr i i ' Interc-llEgialP football may have, ! to watch Its pennies as an after-; math of its'cruise through Iv? iiol-i drums of 1930, but It sill! is a long I jump out of the bread line. . An examination of the business side of the game, representing nn investment that runs into millions 1 'of dollars, reveals n slump In some! quarters but also discloses inmw- es elsewhere which will make the aggregate almost the same as inj 1929, the year of (he golden gridiron liarvest. . Football continued lo be a $100,000.000 Industry. Notre Dame, winner of the unofficial "national" championship, played to a lotal of 539,000 persons, who paid considerably more than $1,000,000 for the privilege. • The Army-Notre Dame game, ^played in a cold downpour, at- L -traded 105,000 S|>cctplors-the high water mark for the season, and about 10,000 below the all-lime record. ..•Institutions whose gross receipts totaled over $500,000 probably de- Creased In number; but remained in the neighborhood of 10 or more. Excesses . Statements made to'this writer •by athletic officials of n selected .group of Eastern and Midwestern .colleges and universities, chosen bo- cause of their representative character, Indicated that football suffered less Irom excess this fall than - at any time since the \vnr. Alumni _ Interference was ncglible except in rate instances, the attitude of un- ,'dergraduates >was r^tlohnl niul far re-moved from the "c'nmpus hysteria" described by the famous Buitetln No- 23 of the Carnegie foundation's Investigation of allcg ed evils, and the general trend wns away from the "\vln-at-nny-cost" idea which friends of the game feared would wreck (he whole structure If pcrmited to go uncurb-1 ed. ..' During the past season, crowds continued to nock lo games which involved strong team* and remained, away from unimportant contests, just as had been the cnse in more <n"nnal times. './•Attendance at Illinois fell off 10 . per.jcent', according to George Huff, head of .the athletic department. wJso-. added thit "with a normal team, I believe our crowds would have, been larger than last season." The drop will not prevent the clev- elppfnent pi athletics at Illinois, Huff salt 1 . Plans of the department lo spend $400,000 for ndrtitton- al- facilities are uninterrupted by th*. depression. . .' - ' * * • •I.- -;'.P»Mic Football Minded •''Belief that the public is- becoming more tootbau-mindcd and is choosing the-games It'will attend more carefully than before was expressed by . Robert V?oodworth. director of fports relations at Purdue University;—Woodworth's statement Is significant -since his institution recently announced that decreased patronage had made it necessary to! crutail the program of minor sports.. Football, howeve, was nol responsible 'for the move, Wood ^,-worth' declaring that the season's receipts of 8172.000 broke all records. "So far as we are concerned, there has been an Increase In football Interest instead of a falling off,'.' he said. . Major ;o;m I,. Griffith, commissioner of the Big Ten. summarized the - conditions which existed arong ttii members of his organization- one of:the most powerful in the cr-untry—as follows: 'There will be some decrease In receipts this year due to Iowa's poor schedule, the playing of the Michigan-Harvard yame at Cambridge Instead of Ann Arbor and the Chicago and Illinois teams be- *ji2*.f-.'-iA? t x-.&(** v ^+ ..* :-. ' ^*:^&,sj,^Xi2~£'&'Jf.v.z--*L4. •#. 'mm Howard Jones Corrects j ! That was a pretty tough crack; j that Coach Howard Jones took nt , the hands of those licckne Horse' men, bill the gentleman cannot b? • criticized for not knowing how to :lake It. How do I know? V/ell, the I | story goes like this: | On Thanksgiving Day, the i ^ I Washington Huskies, coached by Jimmy Phelan, apostle of the No- SoulWcsl Champs .. Never to Repeat i:y NKA Service i:omi<ct!t!cn in :!ie .^ju'.ir.vf.it iJc-iftrni'-'e are L-. -[• a:rJ ii n-, t::iw has a eo!if?mic? champion i;:-cn aljlc to repeat its triumph;. Texas A. &: M. !:as c?.i'rle:l oil' live titles, Baylor aivJ Un:vjr;Hy tf Texas three rath, fiou'.hciv. Methodist tv/o rsml Texas Christian one. Two years were passed •iy without an award belli? mnde. Indoor Baseball Makes Bow Here At .Arnioiy Tonite or tennis shoes mcs: 1)3 worn b; | participants l:i any of t^» la-J; gaints, it !s stated. Indoor baseball a popular sym- mshim sport, will make l;.s b;«v in Elythevillc tonight at in? new ar• mory building and all b:al men v.'ho would like to parlWn.i:e iii . this form of inUocr spun urc 11:3- C. lor ! Sollth "» 3-i Years I.ate E. N. C. (UP) — I r.cn, n:!i!sv:i:a, W orS tin\.s in Jamury, liJ "' K b ''3ke!Ran for the ™ 1 ™"- Thlrty.thrcs I was sent to Ashville by mistake nnd was returned to Washington. Mason queried the paymaster re- Hepuled by foolb-ill exiicris lo'ue two of the onl';!-\mlii]|; lachley In the country, cipidn Clement, left, jinrt Freddie Slngton, rljjlit, an .All-Ainerlm ctiolco on sovcr.il teams tills ycsf, Trill' show their w:irea when Alabama meets WnshlniUoii Htntc C'ollfi;e, I'adflc Coabt .Conference champs,'In 1 She atnuial I'ust-weBt football classic at Uio Pasndwm Hose Howl <>u New Year's Day. Slngton ind 1 Clement cadi we!|!h 215 pounds, arc six feet two Inches tall, anil are two nf the principal reasons why op> ! ire Dnme style of play, blocked .and tackled some of the Trojans •in a manner nol ui all suggestive 'of drawing room amenities. A few of the U. S. C. boys, it .seems, were toted oil the field in buckets! Mr. Jones gave a short radio ad|dress, thereafte>;.aml a person lis- itenlng In. might have formed the idea that lite;-Trojan coach referred to Jimmy Phelan when he sharply criticized Uio tactics of a certain coach and certain team. He also remarked that another conch and another team (a person might have thought at once of St. Mary's) were guilty of similar uncouth tactics. Hoekiu' Confers When Koc'k'he arrived on the coast, there was no little readin" matter in the jrtws contains about It. The Bald Dome of &>uth Bend Just possibly might have interred I from the' tenor of the remarks that Ihls football style had.-'etmie In for i some disparagement. '..-ItV. happens thai not only Phelan, but'.Sllp Madlean, the 'St. Mary's mentor, Is a Rockne disciple, Anyway, tnp night before the slaughter of the Trojans, Rockne and Jones had' n long conference ; I What the tallc' v Ramblers. and th.v.. if South:™ nlifornla desired, it wouldn't haw ' Hobarl scored o:ie .touc!r.lau p n all season. Who said football was t:- .wore able lo make only eight flrsl_d»»-jis through the Alabama llue Ju as many games.'' Promoted Tom Short Will Lead '31 Chicks To:n Short, broken field nee and halfback of the 1D30 ..Chick[-saw fcotbnll squad has been elected. captain of the Maroon and While i warriors for the 1331 campaign.! Bernard McAfee was chosen sub-' ciiptntn at the annual grid bantmet. Short, who showed unusual promise in 1929. developed Into one of the tost ground gainers on the cn- llic snuad the pasl season ftnd wns the chief threat of the Hudsonmen on nn open field. Despite a chronic Injury Short managed (o play during most of the strenuous moments of the past campaign. McAfee, a halfback, and quarterback reserve this fall, came here from Memphis Central where he 'vns second string quarter. The Cubs -would- bask in sweet' suiii-hiiiD next 'season if they got Jim Bottomley: from the Caids. iWith Sunny Jim at first base, nud I Sunny Boy Wilson. In the outfield, ibrilllrmt things mightTbe expected, 1)10 YOU KNOW THAT.i;' Coaui Howard Jones of the Trojans chews gum when; he's nervous . '. .On the' v benc'h ICnutc Rockne usually clenches n newspaper, pulls at hts ,hat brim, rubs his chin with tiie.back of his hnnrt ... A recent wager was made in the winter books at Lexington, giving C to 1 on Equipoise, the great Whitney colt, In he 18-J1 Kentucky Derby . . . It .lid our hearts good to learn that Cy Perkins will have at least another year in the big leagues. Hatching for the Yankees." . . '.. Even the first-string catcher fo: the Yanks didn't have a lot of work to <to last summer . .. _ . Too many of the Yankee pitchers were throwing that "gopher ball." . . . Bucky Harris thinks Mark Kocnii;, the ' ex-Yank«<! shortstop, Is going to pitch win- nine ball for the Tigers next year . . . Tommy Connolly appeared at' the recent big league meeting In New 'York, looking ;\s fine as you please. never benon. you Imagine Rockne might have asked Jones it he meant to imply, that the. Washington team had gone' out of its way a bit to "soften up" [the Trojans for the Notre name i game? Don't ask me;-'T 'don't know. I Whatever happened, Joiies shook hands with Phelan after the Notre Dame-U. S, C. game. Also, he put St. Mary's on the Trojan sched- le. Following Jones' radio address, here' was a wide impression mong Pacific Coast writers that c really was trying to put over the npresslon that the Phelan team led to wipe out the Trojans .or, hanksgiving to make it easier for he South Benders to enjoy "a Ro- nan.holiday a short time later. Jones- has, clearly Indicated he an take it. He is a fust thinker i a pinch. If his learn could" think s fast as Us coach, the "story of ~ee. G might have been different. Just to enjoy .another night of ic imagination-Alo you fancy that :ockne might have to!d Jones that .ianford and the University of Cal- fornia would like to play-with the Equipment for playina l::e will he ready for uss imd in _Hoi-sc:n:n tiotis in the sport for those iv I'm asking : ready acquainted wi'.h the game Tyler Fruzler. Methodist ir.lnis-.ev at Cliilho-.vic. celebrated his 9C'.h birthday by broadcasting a sermon from station WKHC, Emory, V.i. He lias been a'preacher U5 years. Lpon the same day. his brother, Dr. - ....... :V,iiicli varys little from the nation- George Fra/Jer. cck-braled his astli : al pastime will be given. Ib.ithdoy by brcadcasthig a sermon j Ir.e only requirement of those! Irom WDZ Tuscolo 111 attending for the practice nn:l BS'in -- !- __ . ;. 1 l eii<xl lon '8'>t Is that gym shoes '. Head Courier News Want ..The charitable.angle of that Ar- iny-Navy game seems,to have.end- ed as soon as the. whistle blew for the kick-off.' " ".. : ... .'. ' Tlie Harvard football coaching job lint Arnold Horwcen has tried several times to retire from has innlly been tentleved to Eddie Casey, above, former Crimson football star nnd All-America player selected In 1919. Casey served ns back- Beld Instructor under Horn-eon, who leaves Harvard after five seasons as head football coach to devote his entire attention to business pursuits In Chicago. Ing. below average, play no post-season However, WL games nnd tickets are sold to students for 50 cents per game." - ., • • * ' v. East Holds Crowds Major- eastern schools did no! find-the past season far differcni Irom any other since football reach ed.its majority as a crowd ma? liate. the Ithaca University. Fielding H. Yost, Michigan's ven- oraWc athletic director, replied to the questionalre with a strong defense of footb&ll. "There Is no doubt in my mind," Yost said; "(hat interest in football Is ns great today as nt any time in Us history. Naturally, economic conditions have affected attendance, but there is hardly n hcmc in the United States that is not interested In fooball. The game appeals to the vast majority of us, typifying the spirit of our people." Ritz Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday Special Matinee—For School ' Children—3:45—Complete Show. Adm.—10 aiul.25c. Adults, Matinee—35c. **££ HAY One bale or a train load. EAR CORN, shuck on, 88c bu. Shuck off. Me per b« , in car lots. Cotton Stiles Sales Co., Inc. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 174 or LD 1805. "Attendance at our big ganwsi Gene Tunney has been appointed this year was the same as last— all! a deputy s - noritr in piamforrt Conn seUouts-except the Illinois game. o'Goofty says Gene can get Just this - year and Stanford last year. .,, ivriuv at Vr- «mt c „«,. and'both of these drew 70.000," —'^-'^ a "' S 110 *; Major Phillip B. Fleming of West Point declared. Major Flemin? pointed out that although attend-: ance at Army's minor games was below 1929 it was altead of 1928.! asserting thai he believed the presence of the famous halfback, Christian Cagle, on wsv year's eleven had been responsible for the record set 13 months ago. Football enthusiasm at tho Military Academy attained new heights the past fall, the reason, according to Major Fleming, being that secret practice was atollshed and the cad! *t'corps was allowed to watch the] players work at all times. There was a decrease at.Harvard, but Manager William J. Blngham ascribed It to the Crimson's ill for- lune In , encountering too many rainy, week-ends. On the other hand Pennsylvania is. -very gratmed" over .the attendance which was tqual to that of last year, it was said by Manager H. Jamison Swarts. Romeyn Berry of Cornell •started there was "no substantial mlatioo one way or'another" at PAVING TAX Time lo pay P.ivinjr Tat« Is {citing short. -The pftially Is :oo hljsh for anyone lo nrqlrct wvinff before the bonks Close— Belter TAJ- \nw— C. J. EVHARD. Do not drtav to pay PAVING AM> SKWKR TAXES Dec. 31st is the la.'.t Day. t'ay today and avoir) th* vus'.i. O. 0. CAUDILI., Collector. HOME THEATRE Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Join in the Fun See GIFTS THAT GAIN MEN'S GRATITUDE Whether he is The Tired Business Man or The Retired Capitalist he wants to be attired with distinction and taste. That is why gifts of apparel are so acceptable. That is why gifts chosen here are welcome. ^AMOUNT ON PARADE (paramount On (parade Hear! Any: Times the Time to Fall in Love"—Sung bj Buddy Rogers. Hear! Maurice Chevalier Sing—"Sweeping the Clouds Away". Song Hits Galore—30 famous Stars! 50 Dancing Beauties Ntws—Travelogue. Adm.—Matinee and Night— 10 and 25c. JUST A FEW HFLPFUL HINTS Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits or Overcoats Dressing Robes $6.50 to §25 Lonnfjinrj Robes $7.50 to $!G $15 to $25 $2,50 to $5 $1.00 to $3.50 $L50 to $10 35c to $1.50 House Coats Mufflers Neckwear Shirts Hosiery Pajamas Gloves $2.00 to S1G $2.00 to $8 If You Are Not Certain Merchandise Certificates 3k 8k 8k 1 as w. m i i 8? sr 8 iS , 3k Bill Folds $2 to $5 Cigarct Cases $3 S Tic and Handkerchief Sets $2 and $2.50 i Military Sets $7 • ' Kelt and Buckle Sets $2 lo $5 |[ Golf Sweaters with Hose to Match $7.50 | THE NEW | MEAD CLOTHING CO. 1

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