The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1939 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1939
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PAGE SIX IIS TO 11H VOL FOOMLSTM Three Coaches Who Learned Football Under Neyland Lead Team 'BY'WHiLIAM J. TUCKER United Press Staff Correspondent .ATLANTA,' Qa., Aug. 25 tUP) — Three coaches who learned football in the slam-bang manner ,ot Ma). Bop Neyland, will star moulding a "Little Tennessee" this fall at Mississippi State. FcotBal) fortunes have tumWec a long way at Slarkville since 1935 when Ralph Basse put together o team that knocked Alabama am Army from the' National grid picture. The low point was reached wher Emerson "Spike" Nelson gave uf the ghost last Nevember after getting nowhere with a bunch o: sophomores he hnd ben bequeathed by the retiring Basse. Tliis set the stage for Allyn McKeen, as head coach, Murray Warmath and Bowden Wyatt to lake over the'reins at Mississippi State. All three played at Tennessee, where the theory of fundamental football with little 'fancy trimmings proved gocd enough to give.Coach Bob.: Neyland the best sustained won-and-Iost record in the nation McKeen earned his spurs as coach nt West Tennessee Teachers College. Wai-math starred at end in the heyday of Beatlie Feathers while Wyalt was All-America end 'and captain-of-: the undefeated, untied Tennessee eleven last fall. The new coaching set-up finds 23" lettermen returning to State, but the squad Isn't as formidable as It sounds because everybody but the" faculty was called Into service last year. Several sophomores may oust letter-wearers for starling Five line and three backlletd posts, however, seem pretty well sewed up by veterans.' Cnpt. "Shag" Goolsby will holt! jlown center and the line to the left of him'shapes'up with Hunter Cohern nt guaid, John Trlpson at tackle and Buddy Elrod on the end Foots McDowell gets the call at right guard but the other tackle and end posts are wide open. In the ball-carrying department, Sonny Bruce and Jack Nix were the best Stale had last year, and with added weight tmd experience might "cavort In touchdown territory for the the coming campaign—if they get blcck- ing. They-will play halfbacks, an a Pop Tinner will augment the of- for quarterback Help Wanted .BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.);-COURIER NEWS j "' * - - *.'" - -.•'•..- _, fqnse at' full. A handy-man hasn't appeared and unless one ........... -^ «..^ does between .now and the start of the season the Maroons will have a hard time gearing their attack. The schedule Is an average one, as southwestern menus go, : with one or two easy spots In which the Maro:ns can salve the 'wounds they .may have incurred the week before. Florida, Auburn,- Alabama, Louisiana State and Mississippi provide conference cojiipetl tibn. H o w a r ( d, Birmingham - Southern, Southwestern and Mlllsaps of the Little Dixie Conference have been carded, with Arkansas added for intersecttonal spice. BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas l W. Caruthersville ....... 33 Pardgould ...... ...33 Newport ........ ....26 Jonesboro ' ...... ....IS Southern League W. Memphis • 75 xAtlanta 73 Chattanojga -.11 Nashville ... 71 Knoxville 08 Birmingham 58 xLittle Rock 55 New Orleans 51 National T,eagu(- W. Cincinnati 71 St. louls ...." 65 Chicago C5 Brooklyn 53 New York 55 Pittsburgh .. ..-' 52 Boston 49 Philadelphia .....'..' 36 American FIT 'w. New York 82 Boston .. 72 Chicago .,'_'_'_ 5^ Cleveland '.'.'. 51 Detroit . ["\ 50 Washington .... 50 Philadelphia ...40 St. Louis .'.'. 33 Pet. .023 . s]1 .481 .201 Pet. .577 .557 ,550 .550 .519 .430 .426 .380 Pot. .623 .575 .551 .518 .496 .464 .438 .321 Pet. .707 .632 .547 .530 517 .424 .315 .•295 Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Paragould 7, Newport 3. . Caruthersville 5, Jonesboro 4. Southern'league Birmingham 4, Memphis 0 Nashville 6, Chattanooga 3 Atlanta at Little Rock. Only games scheduled. National Leal-lie Chicago 6, Boslon 1. , .Pittsburgh 4, New York 3. Bro:!jlyn 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 6, St. louts 5. American League, Cleveland 10-17, Philadelphia' 2-2 New York U, St. Louis's, ' Dwelt 8. Washington l .Chicago 3,.Boston 1. ^Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEiWOKE By JACK GUENTIIEIt O'tnch.hUtliig for Henry McLeiuorol NEW YORK, Aug. 25. (UP)—In he hush o! the paddock rings tinier Saratoga's spread of trees or In he less select circles of Hell's Kitchen bookie shops, racing eon- •ersntion Is growing more con- Ined. The dominant topic Is Kayak II, and let the superlatives fall vhere they may. The Eskimo name of this South American horse may be an odd c">e, but along the Pacific slopes from Agua' Cnllente to Longaeres It is a [amljjar one, with numerous ratnl- fItalians."'To horsemen It Is synonymous with black magic; lo bettors I Is the open sesame to almost :ertaIn profits; and to spectators t conveys a picture of a lop-eared beast with a sausage-skin and a disdain for anything that runs. Kayak If is owned by Charles S. (fcr ScaUIsculO Howard, a sofl- sp'caking San Franciscan who reversed- the "usual path-of progress. :ie threw over -the automobile for the -horse. Howard left his aiita •salesrooms for racing with little preparation, but he hns mode it jay.-He bought Seablscult for $7,100. Seablscult rmi over everything n sight, wen the 1937 mid 1033 landlcnp titles, and earned almost 350,000. When the Biscuit broke down in February the wise guys said Howard vas through ami that if he stayed n racing he would lose all he hnd von and more. But while Sea biscuit still wns collecting gold cups toward was poking about the bargain counters of Buenos Aires. His igents picked up a colt for 57,500, brought him to San Francisco, and chooled him to take his stablc- nate's place when the time anue. The time came In the $100,000 Sanla Anita handicap and Kayak vas the horse. He won the prize ifter the Biscuit muffed it twice. He also won Ihe $50.000 gold cup ind broke Scnbiscuifs mark' in dong it. Now the mnn who knows Jotli horses best. Trainer Tom Smith, says Kayak H is the better f the two. So in three years Howard has von $500.000 and. barring an accl- ent to Kayak, come November he hould .win his Ihird straight na- ional title. These are Important, ven unusual, attainments. But- top us If ycu've heard this before —their implications f>o deeper than Ither money or titles. Racing is essentially a gambling ntcrprise. It Is no less a gamble or a Whitney or a Vanderbilt lo pay .$20,000 fcr a yearling than or the butcher to pass $2 through a mutuel window. The hope of irofit is the motive behind either ransaction. But gambling Is a nasty word, so he trade invented Ihe pleasant fiction that horses run to in\>rove the breed. This theory has been advanced for 200 years and men have spent their lives and millions to forward It A few, like William Wcodward lave studied blood lines for years to match strains In the pursuit of this advancement, others have used horses merely as expensive, fashionable toys. Regardless ot the ments of either case,-what of this theory of Improvement ot the breed when applied to Howard, the Johnny-come-lately \vho ran an investment cf $15,000 Into $500000? His horses were, no flukes. Seablscuit rates as one of the great horses of history. Kayak II, with three more years to run, Is Maybe Howard is just a straw In the wind or ninyuc-hc was born with a Midas toiwh. Yet, with minimum expense this San Prun- clsco businessman single-handedly has spread-eagled the handicap division for three straight years and. his horses—one n three-legged cripple and the other a lop-eared bargain from Buenos Aires—have beaten almost, every top-Illght horse produced by Ihe men who spend Iheir lives improving Hie breed. Memphis L i m p J n g Bui Other Clubs Bump Off Each Other By XInitril Press The Memphis Chicks todny were sill) playing anything but championship ball,.but R appeared they might liinp home with the Southern rtxscclalioii pennant after all ss their rivals continued (o liquidate each other's - chances. Elmer Riddle, Birmingham Barons hurler, threw misery into Ihe Cliicks in 'their own park last night, blanking them on four hits while his mutes clubued Allyn Stout for tour runs. But the second-place Atlanta Crackers nntl the llilrd-plnce Chattanooga Lookouts also tost, leaving the Chicles three games ahead. The Liltle Reck Travelers cut down the Crackers 7 to 0 with a 10th inning tally. Chattanooga lost 3 to C to the Nashville pulled into a ouls for third place. New Orleans and Knoxville were not scheduled. Chattanooga at Nashville nnd Birmingham at Memphis are the only games corded today. Vols. who thereby tie wilh the Look- IJaml Washing I' GALION, O. (UP)-V. D. Carlin died as the result of burns received when naphtha, in which he was washing his hands, exploded. Quick Progress Although she never had a shotgun in her hand until o year ago, Mrs. William Gilbert, 27- year-old sharp- Leads Lefties Runner-up last year, Alvin Everett of Rome, Gn., hit the lop this lime when he won Notional Left Handei's Goiters Association championship al Oakland Hills, Birmingham, Mich. Local Golfers Meet Memphis Squad Sun flay The golf lenm of the Firestone Tire tmd Rubber Company of Mom- phis will meet the Blylhcvillc Country Club goiters Sunday afternoon in a tournament lo be played here. George H. Stanton, who is in charge of the Memphis golfers, sent word to the locals that he was bringing a number of players who consistently shoot under 80. juilcrRced, new pro of tlic Bly- theviilc club, wants at least 30 players to be matched with the •Isitors. The local golfers will return the ournameul by playing the Fire- slone team in Memphis at an early date. Today't Games Northeast Arkansas League Pnrngould at Newport. Cnruthersville at Jonesboro. Birmingham at Memphis. Chattanooga nt Nashville. Only games scheduled. National League Chicago at Hasten. Pittsburgh nt New York. Only games scheduled. American i.rajjuc Bcslon at 'Chicago. Washington at Detroit. Philadelphia at Cleveland. New- York at St. Louis, two, birds at yoniialia, p. . Tomb Under OM Church CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (UP)-U i s jrotablo many parishioners of Christ. Church will be surprised to iienr tlmt there is a sealed tomb in the basement of the church The WPA Historical Records Survey reports that the tomu was milt soon after completion of the church In 1759. Ten bodies were placed there, including lhat of one of the builders, Henry Vassal! bo- fore the city ordered (h ( . tomb closed In 1805, FRIDAY, 'AUGUST 25, 1939 U National- League Leaders Find Brooklyn No Laughing Matter BY GfeoiunTkinksEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YOUK, Aug. 25. (VP,l he Dodgers are no laughing matter these days. The Cardinals found out and the Reds, are Irarn- ini; too. lietore n capacity house off 34,102, last night In Ebbcts Field Brooklyn won its tlttti stralgiit ;nmc by downing Cincinnati, -1-2. Tot Frcssncn pitched a six-lilt Fortunately for the Reds St. I.culs was beatou by the Phillies ast night, G-s. It was Ihe fourth straight loss for the Cards and ook considerable wind out of their pennant sails. Trailing 6-0 the I'hlls rallied and kayeetl McGec, Andrews ami Weilnnd. Carl Reynolds and Rip Russell slugged homo all the runs us the Cubs heal Hie Dees, 6-1. Claude •asscau held the Bees to six lilts, .'inning his 12lh game. Pittsburgh nosed out (he Glnnls J-3, behind the six-hit pilchiug of Ma>: Rutchcr. ElWe Flclelier's homer with one on was the big punch in the Pirates' cause. Charley Keller led the Yankees to a 11-5 victory over the Browns. He drove In five runs with three lilts, one of them a homer. -It iras the Yanks' fifth straight win (iud increased their lead lo nluo games. The White Sox triumphed over the Red Sox, 3-1, behind John Rigney's six-hit pitching. Rlgivjy fanned 'Jimmy Foxx four straight times. Cleveland won a twin bill from Ihe Athlellcs, 10-2 and n-2. Hal Trosky. hit his 18th and Iflth homers hi the first game lo aid Mel Harder in winning his sixth straight game. The Indians slug-! il out 1C hits In the nightcap. Gives Shower In Honor Of I'aslor. Mr. and Mrs, John Brlnn were honored wilh a shower by the Church of Christ given at the home of Mrs. Otto uradbuiry with Mrs Earl Potter as co-hostess Wednesday afternoon. Forty-five guests were present and many beautiful and useful gifts were given. After (he gifts were displayed refreshments of a salad plate and punch were served with miniature parasols as favors. Mr. Urinn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brlnn of Dell and Is a graduate of Hardln college of Searcy. He has been pastor of the local Church of Christ for the past two ''years. lie plans to make his home in Bandanna, Ky., In the future. + * :> W. M. S. of Methodist Church Meets, Mrs. 'p. A, Owen opened the meeting of the Methodist Worn- sin's Missionary society with a scripture lesson taken from the Sermon on the Mount when it met with Mrs. Nob'le Gill Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. Otto Koehler was in charge of the program "Widening ,che Missionary Service." Talks on tiie subject were made by Mrs. Malcolm Griffin, Mrs. L. M. Moody, Miss Warrenc Brownlee, Mrs. Gilland, Mrs. Henry Krister, Mrs. R. A. Greemvay and Mrs. E. M. Wcodard. Mrs. J. L. Tidwell reported that a basket valued at $8.00 had been sent lo a sick negro. The society, adopted a plan to sell Christmas and every day cards before Christinas. The meeting was closed with a prayer by Mrs. F. A. Owen. Mrs Frank Russell came in as a new member. The next meeting will be with.Mrs. D. W. Cranforcl. Delicious refreshments of sandwiches and iced tea was served by the hostess, Mrs. Noble Gill. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Tom Craig visited trends in Dell Saturday. Mrs. Alice Jones of Cooler, Mo., is visiting with her nephew, L. M. Moody, this week. Miss Corinne Hardln is visiting friends In Memphis this week. Curtis Smith of West Memphis/ Ark., is visiting Jim Ross and Star in Stripes With Pnul Trout pitching nil family this week eight-hitter the Tigers beat the -- - - — Senators, 8-1. Charley Gehringer made four hits In five times at I it to lead the Tigers' ll-hit at- nck. —o— Yesterday's Hero—Tot PressaelJ, Brooklyn's knuckle ball pitcher, who beat the league-leading Reds, 4-2, to extend the Dodgers winning streak to five straight. Trend Of Times Curtails Sales Of Spruce Gum MONSON, Me. (UP) — Harry Davis is the state's spruce gum king. Of Die dozen or so concerns manufacturing spruce gum 30 years ago, only Davis still is in business. He says that 50 or 60 years ago the crop would amount to 150 tons and be worth 5300,000, hut today four or six tons supply the market and its value does not exceed $20,000. lie plans on 00 barrels of rough gum and a half ton of clear nuggets for tlic season. Nuggets ure getting scarcer and thus the'poorer rough grade must be refined before being put into sticks. Davis says that gatherers now have to go way back into the forests to find their supply, but they can still make a good day's pay. Occasionally they "strike it rich" and bring In $10 worth on a single day, but $2.50 to $3.50 is the usual thing. The younger generation is responsible for the falling oil in the market. Only older people who liavc chewed it fcr years still have the habit. Youngsters are accus- loined to the flavored manufactured arlicle. Aulo Mechanic Is liliml BOYNE PALLS, Mich. (UP)— Motorists nt the garage here are surprised to learn that Harvey Cnrson is blind. He moves about confidently, changing tires, repair- ng motors and servicing automobiles with gasoline and oil. Mrs. R. B. Wallace and Miss Blanche Ross spent the weekend in Blytheville. v Miss Joan Freeman of Blytheville is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. B. T. Freeman. News has been received here that Percy Blcdsoe is playing ball in the National League in Michigan this season. The B. Y. P. U, held a social at Ihe Baptist Church Tuesday night. Sevral young people of the Methodist church attended the Mississippi County Young People's Into one of the Freeman apart-' 4' ments. She will live there during the school term. She is a member of the faculty for the coming year. M useum Horse In Custer Rout Needs Repairing LAWRENCE, Kas. (UP) — Comanche, the rugged horse which alone survived the Custer Indian massacre of 1870, is going to receive a set of beauty treatments from Klauss Atict'g, a Swiss taxidermist. The horse, feature exhibit In the Dyche Museum at the University of Kansas, survived the massacre of Ouster's regiment at" the battle of the Little Big Horn without a scar, but dust, rain and a leaking roof combined to make the mounted exhibit come apart at the scams. Abegg said that the mounted steed needed a complete overhaul Job, which includes stitching of the cracked places In the hide and an old-fashioned rub-down to remove dust and mold. Comanche, a veteran horse In the 7th cavalry, was returned to the army outpost at Port Riley, Kan., afiei- the battle and was accorded military honors. Later the animal died and was removed to the museum here many years ago. Abegg came from the Hoffman studios in New York to rcliabill- ate Comanche. Arriving in New York from iurope, Marlene Dietrich looked every bit as chic as you'd expect of the screen's glamoress-in-cbief But she'll dileh this Paris suit of cocoa-colored striped woolen for somelhing less chic in her next picture — a roiigli-ridin'. toiigh-snpotin 1 horse opera. Union at Lake Street church Tuesday night. Mrs. C. 'P. Armstrong has recently returned from a visit i Jasper, Ala. E. M. Woodnrd is having the barns and tenant houses on his farm painted. Mrs. J. A. Luckett is having the Luckett building' on Main street repainted. Miss Christina Doyle spent Sunday visiting a friend, " "" ~ Stable, in ITnyti, Mo W P. Miss Gladys Fowler has moved KENtBCKY SmicMloOIUolf WHISKY Js made the good old Sour Mash way It's "Country Miit" i, tie »«y that raidc Kca- hcky Bourtoa fimooj. from not Boiifcoa Springs whichli is Kl( j e fine wKisty since 1820. This whisky is 90 proof Our Fiddle Butllc -M crested in honor ol Stephen Foster, who wrote "My OM Kentucky Home" at . Bardtlonn in 1852. Distribute a by Feltlman's Commission Co. Helena, Ark.t A Set of 4 Firestone HIGHSPEED TIRES IHJY ON OUR BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR GO. . Ellis Snlpfs, Budget Mgr. 5lh & Wainul rhonc 810 NOTICE! As an additional service to its customers, all cotton received .at either the Memphis Compress and Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Go. will he insured for its full market value against any loss or damage hy fire. No charge will be assessed for this insurance. When issued, the warehouse receipt will show 7 that the bale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton taking out individual insurance policies against loss by fire. SIGNED: Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. and Storage Co. Evadalc, Arkansas Memphis, Term.

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