The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1939 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 26, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT Chickasaws Defend Perfect Five Year Home Record Friday BLYTITEVILLE. (AKK.)' COUKIBR NEWS Kv .r. i A five year-phis perfect home record will lie ;il strike Friday night when the Blytliovillo Chic-kasaws chisli with the Zebras from Tine Bluff. • It was .on Thanksgiving day way back in 1!)33 (hat .-Humes High of Memphis outs-cored the Chicks, 20-13, mttvk,- hiK the last lime n Maroon and White gridiron rc|jroscnfa- tive finished o;i tlie short end of a wore at Haley Field. In turn 83 consecutive, teams have fallen to the Cliit-k power and passes. Tiie streak beerm with the advent ' — of Cnrncy Graham Lnslic as head coach in ISM and the Seminoles, one linie foiuei were the lirst victims. Playing on a sm:ke tilled field the Chicks scalped the Indians with n 53-0 rout. Earle, Forrest City, Slumiec, Piggolt, Jonesboro and Mcsslck (Memphis) followed suit during the season, completing the first )>er- Icct record in tlie Ill-story of the local school. The following year the Semimles again provided the opening impetus which led to the second sue. cesslvc campaign without a defeat. Beaten 85-0 the Seminolcs deckled they had enough .and bowed out as football opponents of the Chicks and have not scheduled a game Beats Beltina On Points; To Fight Again As Light Heavy PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20. (UI'J — Satisfied that he now is nicster cf Die light heavyweights, handsome Billy Conn planned today to defend his title once more before since. Plogott. Par.igoukl, Newport, I embarking en a career as a heavy- Walnut Ridge, and Messick were wc-fcht fighter, given much the same royal reception by the tribe, sparked by Herky Mosley and Eddie Saliba. This poj-erful aggregation is considered by many as Ihe most powerful ever lo represent Dlythcvlllp. They scored more than 500 points that year and had only 3Q scored against them, 20 by Forrest City. .Despite the loss <f practically the entire forward wall, the Chicks kept up their sensational streak, bnlh at home and abroad, in 1030. After racking up nine more straight victories, six in their own back yard, they were suddenly checked by the l*e High Generals cf Co- lumtus, Miss., in a post season game at Memphis, 7-0. It wns the lirst time in 44 straight games that a Chickasaw 11 had failed to score, and the first defeat after 29 straight »,\ins. The six home wins extended their streak to 19. Included were: Corning, Plfgolt, Jonesbcro, Greenwood, Newport- and Forrest City. During Ihe summer Coach Lsslie accepted nil offer as head line ccacli at Virginia Military Institute under a former teammate at Alabama, Pooloy Hubert, and Joe Dilcly, another 'Bauia product took over as big chief. The , new leader chose Mitchell Best, also a former inember of. the Red Elephant-;, as his chief aide. The change in leadership didn't alttr the charm of Haley Field. F:r the Dildy Dynamiter's blasted through 11 consecutive opponents for the fourth consreutive perfect regular season. Plggott, Na-Ui Little Rock, Pnragould, Walnut Ridge, Hope and Scarcy fell by the wayside on the terra lirmu of Haley Field, making 25 to bite the dust in order. Last year saw the winning streak of the Clftck.s against Arknusas teams shattered, but not at home. In the second game cf the season the Zebras nosed out (lie Chicks in a bitterly fought, 7-6 battle at Pine Bluff. Russell l\Tosley broke out Into the open and slrcakeri 70 yards fcr a louchdosn in the first quarter. They held' thai advantage until the final five minutes when the Zebras gained the bail on their own 34 yard line on a blunder by Referee The 21-year-old champion beat back the challenge of Melio Bettina of Bcncon, H. Y., last nl»hl In 15 furious rounds at Forbes field nnd won a minnlmous decision. It was a ([ratifying victory to Conn, who wanted to prove tint hc was Bettina's superior, a question which some fans and writers disputed when he beat TCettina last July 13 to win the 115-potiml championship, clcse, but not The first fight was the one last night. As Conn's handlers worker over him after the fight his manager, Jolmny Ray. said Conn would meet Gus Lesnevlch In Madison Square Garden next Nov. 17 before stacking up against any heavyweight. Ray said he would like lo match Billy with nob Pastor or some other good heavyweight who wouldn't hnve too much weight advantage. He excluded Um Nova because of this. In his first title defense, Coim tilsplnycd, once again, a deadly left and added lo it a right hand wallop that slarleil Bctllna toward defeat. 'A right to the face b) lhc seventh round staggered Uettina, and from then on it was all Conn. Conn was behind going into the seventh, but he took the next five rounds with n two-handed attack that had Bettina tired and shakv. The challenger had enough left for a tinal eirorl, in Ihe 13th. He won Ihe round with a two-fisted fillack. but Conn won the last two rounds. Hcttina weighed 174 1 ', Conn 172 1-4. Promoter Mike Jacobs had anticipated a $75.000 gate. The official figures showed n,r>3'2 pniil admissions for a gross gale of SC7.- E92.30 nnd a net of $58.117.98. Qonn received ti7!i per cent of the net, Deltlna 12"j per cent. BASEBALL STANDINGS T.Mgiie W. National ... L. Cincinnati 93 54 St. L,:illx 89 57 SC 09 72 Pittsburgh 07 51 Boston fio 8-1 Philadelphia -H 101 89 Brooklyn 78 80 73 American League W. . Pryor Evans and proceeded to batter their way acrcss the Blytheville Chicago goal line. On n Ihird try for the New York extra point, after Chick linemen had been declared offside on two previous failures via the place kick, a pass was completed for the deciding p:int. The nest week the Chicks and Little Rock Tigers tied up in perhaps the most thrilling- ] New York 10-t high school game ever staged in j Boston 87 Arkansas, which -was won by Little '. Chicago 84 Rock. 33-21. Tlie following Friday ' Cleveland 82 the Chicks returned to greater Ut- Detroit 77 lie Reck but could get no belter Washington 63 than a 6-6 tie with North Little Philadelphia 53 Rock. Returning to their own haunts St. Louis : 4| the DiWyrnen regained their win-' • • • ning ways, smothering Clarksvillc j (78-0), Catholic Hish of Little Rock. ' Walnut Ridge. Jonesb:ro (45-7),, and Forrest City. Tills season the homclings bowled over Prescott. 5B-0. in the opener and last -jveek numbered Fleming (Ky.) victim No. 33, with n 51-0 plastering. Will the streak bo extended an- cther week at least? Only time will 'ell and those same Zebras, who broke their previous perfect Arkansas record, possibly hold the answer. Local fans are wondering i,nd have their fingers crcsscd. Cut II Will Be Mostly Praclice Round Againsl Kasy Targets NRW YORK, Sept. 20 IIJP)- Thc big fiiins of J'ODlbal! will begin to thimdei- this week-end and most of It will be practice-firing against cosy targets, but In a few instances n blistering counter fire Is promised. Ucfore the leaves have turned brown, and with baseball's national uufi pennant race .still imclccld- cd, the football calendar brings together Notre Dame and Purdue, two midwestern Ki'lcl powers both lni! for national rcccynllion. This Is the highlight game of :i program which Includes a half- dozen good iJilersectlonal mid several conference games'. Purdue is rated aloni; with Northwestern and Michigan for the ten crown. Coach Mai Edwards has more than 20 leitermcn on his sijuad. As usual, Notre Dame has material lo bum, and Elmer Uiy- dcii Is reported to have fashioned n powerful new line. Other games which promise top action Include; Arknnsas-Mlssissispi Slate; Oklahoma-Southern Methodist; Hice-Vimderbilt; Colgale-N. Y, U.; Wisconsln-MuripieUe; Washington-Pitt; Indiana-Nebraska, and L. a. U.-Misslssipp'l, the only South- cm conference game on the card. Duke has a breather In Davidson ami North Carolina should find Wake Forest easy In the Southern conference. In the Pacific Coast conference. Southern California, already n leading choice for the Rose Bowl, will begin to roll against Oregon, nnd powerful Stanford is expected lo lake care of Oregon Slate, The pigskin power elevens oiien- ilf against "breather" opponents Include: Alabama vs. Howard; Fordham vs. Waynesburg; Carnc- Sie Tech vs. WlUcnborg; Tulniio vs. Clemson, and Texas Christian re. U. C. L. A., on Friday night. Here is how the Saturday pro;rain shapes tip by sections: East: Holy Cross - Manhattan, Aimy-Furman, Navy-William anil Mary; Vlllanova-Muhlenbcrg; Rut- »ers-Wesleyan; Lchlgh-Alfred; Lafayette-Ursinus and West Virginia- Virginia Wcsloyan. Middle west: Illinois-Bradley. hlcago-Bcloit, Minnesota-Arizona; iXfichigan State-Wayne; Missouri- Colorado; Iowa-South Dakota; Kansas Slntc-Pl. Hays Teachers and Buttler-Ohio U. South: Gcorgla-Thc Citadel; Kcntiicky-V. M. I.; Marsliall-V. !>. I.; Washington and Lec-Scwance; South Cnrollim - W n k c Forest; Maryland-Hampden Sydney. Southwest: Baylor - Southwestern of Texas; Tulsn-Wichila; Texas Tech-Texas Wcslcynn; Texas Ag- gies-Cenlenni'y; Texas-Florida nnd Rlce-Vanderbllt. Rocky Mountains: Colorado Slate-Colorado Mines; Idaho-Montana State; Utah-Santa Clara; Utah Slate-College of Idnlio; Idaho 'southern branch)-.Grfeley Teachers. Pacific Coast: California-will play . a thp I'aclllc and California Aggies and Montana will meet Portland] 20 Today's Sport Parade ny I1KNRY McMiMOHK (Imt the White Sox barely wen in the American hut iieat the 'day- Hams out of the Cubs who liad coasted In the National. And the Hi-fives In 1914 fought right down lo Ihe finish nnd then dusted the AlhlellfK. «ha had cakewalked In the other league. Don't talk to me about those ball players who can't stand ;t few weeks of hard vv-rk, all of it between |,j) ( > hours'or two ! left before lie could (<•]( m( . NEW _„ _ Broadway's best informed"amMj'esl > , , •-• • dressed bookmaker, Jack Doyle, was Orioles, being fitted for a ne* topcoat wlic-ii I visited him today for a line on Die World aerie.-! betting- odds. As he will wear only coals made from the green cloth that covers billiard table tops, the room was n bit crowded. There was the billiard table- which had yielded Its pelt- n head tailor; an assistant tailor' In .. cf side pocket size, and mi adviser Irom Ihe nrunswk-k-Ralfec- ~)(>lleiid»r company. Uiancd in the bright green i;ar- mcnt, and resembling nothing >,<, ninth as a portion of well-kept icdcje, Doyle said he ccnldn't see anythlnis but Ihe Yankees in (|i<World Seiies, anil very quick, lo:j. Double Victory This Afternoon Would Give Cin- cinnali Pcnnaul , , "III show you how much 1 „ nk of that bunch out at the stadium," " , Sept, 20. (UP) — nnatl Hods and the Si, rdtnals begin a crucial • the National Uie race by three nnd a le .siiid. "by lelllns; ysu what odds a man will be able to get if in- i ir " ,.". J "'"• "• wants to bet that the Yankees wi" r ,f'I'"' Wltll ,. hut ' scvt " to ^'~ • • '.,,,. II1C " " tcl s can clinch the flag this U "" K nftcrnoon by defeating St. t/mis In both games «.r a double-header. Or they can do it tomorroiv ntul Iho next day by winning the other | In four straight. What he'll gel?" "About 10 or 12 to I," I ventured. "Haw! Who fixm? Not from me Pour to one I;; my price and It's . ',""„ „„,„„,. nf ,,,„ ,.„,, liberal. Lcmmc tell you why Every- 1 ,, , ,, „ , wo <lc ' Uilng-or nearly everything-- «-m l ™ lsr l)y , tlle Rc " a ' wolll(1 I' 1 "- «"= depend on (hi first Se ^™ Ctmlm»r s oiil or lhc race. Yanks will be S to 8 in (, lc first L''' n ±' S ''^ cnt ™* « I*n>wnt one, no matter who pitches for lluifc' !?'„""' if, ,,'v ","; other side. Say its Ducky Walters. sTrfc" T. OVD,^O v S "' '' All right, the Yanks belt him out S'f^r nlT» fl ,Z V ''" S "'" of there, ius they have a way ot =mne.s. doing to any ami all pitchers. Now where is your .wrirs? If ... ..-. -. Walters can't lick 'cm who can? Yessir. four to one is tops in my book." Was hc sure the Reds -were in? "Well, if they don't win they oueliUi Ue shot. They had a 12- game lend and blow It. You don't tell me that now. three and a half saints in front and with only seven to go, they can blow up again? I'll tell you one thing, though: the .Cards wculd give the Yankees a tougher time than the Reds. They've I got more power, more spec:), and more—well, you know. They're fight- ser.s. I'd a bold 'em at shorter c<lds In my book than the Reds." I asked Doyle, who has been watching baseball for more lhan SO yearn, if he agreed with those press box pedants who thought the Reds and Cards were wearing themselves out in Iheir battle down the National League stretch. "Would your price on the Yankees lie I:::ter, say, if Hie National League winner had clinched the pennant a week or so ago and was going into the scries rested?" This brought such a snort of disgust from Mr. Doyle that his green drapery fluttered violently, glvinn Mm the appearance of u lawn in an earthquake. "Rest, the devil!" hc said. "Whnl. kind cf an athlete Is it thai rani play a game Iwo or three hours a day without falling npnrt, t saw Hoss Rndliournc pitch 18 games hi n row to win the National League Hag fcr Providence in 1881 A club that has to fight right to the lost day is better oil Hum a club that wins early. Look in the record books. Tlie Cubs had to go into a play-off to win the flng in 1008 and then they breezed against De- Red Manager Bill McKeclmic hoped (o sriuolch the Cardinals' challenge f)»M:ly. Hc ;155 j gnc(1 Ducky Walters, the best plteher in the league—and, on the basis of his season's record, 27 games won and 10 lost, the best in baseball—to pitch the first game, and Junicr Thompson, a promising rookie who has won U and lost five to hurl the secern). Manager Ray Blades, who has made the patch-work Cardinals contenders if not champions in Ills first year as a major league manngcr, countered with his veteran ace. Curt Davis, -who has won 22 and Jest 13, and his star rookie. Morton Cooper, who has won 10 and lost six. In the last seven games between the Cards and tlie Reds, Walters has been the only Red pitcher to win. He wen twice. Both clubs have won seven games in n I-OA-, both are hot. and both are at their best when the pressure Ir-f on. Bone has UMce the strength of oak. ALFALFA SEED FOR SALE IVe have on li.-itul u supply of N'eiv Crop alfalfa seed for sale-. V. S. Verified ami unproved for A.A.A. payment hi North Central District. L. R. Matthews Gin Co I'honc ll-F-2 Yiirbrn 1'osl Office, nlythevilte, Ar/c. APPY GRO.& FREE DELIVERY 109 W. Main St. rhtmc 15' Yesterday's Results N*.lttoiir»l T,c:irnc New York 6. Boston s. Only game scheduled. Amcricnn l.eniri Chicago i. St. Louis 3. Only game scheduled. Di.vic Scries Nashviltc at Port Wcrth. XaUonnl !r:i*rnc Chicago at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Cincinnati, two. Amcrlriin rcaguc Cleveland at Chicago. Philadelphia at Washington Dolroit at St. Louis, two. New York at Boston, two. THE TCPWHiSKCT BUY F3R 7H1 An old-timer not n \J newcomer—ciuiclic byanexcr.i yearofaging. A quality whiskey since 18SO—and made the quality way. Fifty per cent older and 100% finer --as your own taste will tell you. ON SALE AT ALL PACKAGE STORES COmiOHI l»39, NATIONAL DlSIIUIRi PRODUCTS CORPORATION, NEW YORK Sinkey Is Still Big Mat Villain A scries of punches in the jaw followed by n "leg bar," Vcn another rough match for Charles Sinkcy at (He Lesion arena last hV. The victim was '-Jiunpln" lot:" Feroni, tlie Italian spitfire, aim I'st the sc-wiid and dilrd falls filler taking [he first in 13 minutes wllh n body slam ami jiln. ei-oiil's reluctance to slay in the g as lie and Slnkry were fight- lor tlie second fall cost the Italian this tumble. Hard pressed >>' the big Misxi.sslpjiimi, Feroni ought refuse outside the rhi'/ and .Iter dcdijiinf in anil out, "while Referee Mike Moroney tolled off lie count he was finally counted nt, giving Sinkey tlie second fall. I'lte third was a repetition of the igh stuff with both performers ujiglnt'. However, Feroni «a< ; play- vj Sinkey'.s (fame, and finally roppccl long enough for the Mis- ssliipirm to catch him in a "le-' iar" and clinch the mulch. Tiger Long had comparatively asy ir.tng against Tony Marcno n;l literally kicked him out of he mulch, employing kangaroo licks ami body pin to tike the first uitl second falls in succession. Time f (he first was four minutes and he second went, ten minutes. Humes To Be Foe Of Papooses Football fans who don't want to «ait until Friday to sec another grid bailie will have an opportunity to sec liic Chicks' little brothers, the Junior high, Parxcsos, open their season against the Humes Juniors of Memphis. Coach John Ktl .lames fmiioimceri today that he had<! .1 contract for the appearance of the Memphis aggregation here Thursday night at K o'clock. The admission will lie lOc and 25e. Boasting the largest squad in several years, the Paporscx arc cx- wcted to put on a creditable show. Coach James fa counting heavily on several fast hacks tmil a fnlrly strong line. Ills triple-threat star J. T. Victory, win has shown Rats, like the human beings, are both "right, and left-handed," ac- ording to a .survey. Save YourSoybeans See us aljoitt ;t iMasscy Harris Clipper Combine Full fi-foot cut. Full width, straight through separation. Power take-oil or motor driven. Easy terms arranged. Blytheville Soybean Corp. So. R.It. SI. rimnc 555 considerable promise In seri!ninn"e.<; ^ and who will be the key «mnn of V the Pap offense. Fullback Tommy Little, -»ho was shifted from a guard pcsltion, hns been btirrowlii" ihroiiifh the line like ;i veteran and will likely do a great deal of the ball carrying. Other backs expected lo .show up well are Carl Hood, llerschel TScshares and C'nr- 1ns Deal. Head Ccmler New.s Mill ads, ^•••I^^^^^^^^^^^^-^^M.^^.^^—^^ ^^^•••••••MHBBnniH REAL COFFEE — ALWAYS FRESH BUY A PKG. TODAY OeMer Is! is tlie last day for the payment of i!! apply after that date. Come in early and pay yours before the last minute rush, You Must Pay Your TAX , FOBE MIBIieHT SEPT, 301 h II you expect to vole in state and county elections of 1940. HALE JACKSON, Sheriff DON'T FAIL TO SEE At The Fair Grounds DAY & NIGHT 5th and Walnut Phone 810 J

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