The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1939 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTIIEVILLE, (ABK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks, Zebras, Thousands FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1939 Intermittent Rains Fall; Teams Primed For Classic Tonight By 3. V. FRIENJ) All roads lead to Haley Field tornght for (he 1030 Arkansas high school conference football elns.sic featuring the Blytlieville Ohickasavvs' and the Zebras of Pine Bluff, two formidable contenders for the Big 15 championship. Despite overcast skies and intermittent showers through the night and morning, a complete sellout is practically assured. Seating arrangements have been made for ap- pioximatcly 6,000 anrl all available spate, both sealing and standing:, is expected to be taken, setting a new attendance record for Northeast Arkansas football. Rcrjuesls for tickets have come from fans in the trl-stales, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, as well as Mississippi and as far up as Illinois, indicating the game's popular appeal. Several notables are expected to " — be on hand for the occasion, Blan ™ . . , ' „ Maxwell, Tennessee's Speaker of P. cir ft!Ult lo crass lhe £tlgma ° r the House, made .csenntlons for a flst ycats ™ , defmt ' " 5 wel1 "* party of fcur'from Memphis. Gov- "."If 0 "? llc ^s, Ml in Zebra- ernor Carl E Bailey, Arkansas' ,""?• , NoL s , ncc J? 'f ^giving Dny, 1933, have tlie Chicks lost a gome chief executive, may conclude „ board meeting in Little Rock in time. His secretary, Beverly Lambert, and tluee other members of his staff, arc,certainties. Ben Epstein, sports editor cf the Arkansas Gazette, Allen Tilden, sports editor of tlie Arkansas Democrat, and Walter Stewart, sports editor of the ccmmercltii Appeal, head the fouilh estate delegation which Includes practically all the sports editors of leading newspapers in surrounding territory. Game A •. Natural The game Itself has air the earmarks of a "natural". Perennially aincng the leaders over four decades, the Zebias boast one of the most powerful elc\ ens in years. The wily Allen Dunaway had 24 returning, from last year's crack unit, Including the Hutson twins, Robert and Raymond, yt linger brothers of lhe illustrious Don Hiitson, All- Amerlcaii end at the University oi Alabama, now one of Green Buy Packers' biggest (hi eats They are halfbacks and played a prominent part in Blytheville's 7-G defeat last year ccach Dunaway is assisted by Jefl Sherman, u^iov father once pastoretl the local First Methodist church. , ' Six regulars and two reserves are lost from the Mnrom nnd'White 1938 ranks But Coaches Joe Dilily, and Mitchell Best have a. squad of , 35 which includes _20 lettermen, two „',-• reserves and a few Papoose grnds • Riling the slices of Russell Mosley/! Norman "Monk" Mosley is the considered' the best i mining back only doubtful in tho Chick wigwam, in the state last year, and Fullback "Monk" has been ccnstnnlly re- Murray Thompson, has been (heir m ' n( led of a painful boll which he biggest problem Only four who; had'lanced the first of the week opened against the Zebras last year aml .which hnsn't healed completely, are due to get the first cair tonight. A Previous leg bruise hus also bolh- nt Haley Field. There is not even a tie to mnr that spotless record nnd they arc especially anxious to extend that 'streak. The loser tonight may lie eliminated as fur us title as pi rat ions are concerned. To say the least, the one which . finishes on tlie shtrt end will have a big handicap to overcome. No cillckasaw grid representative has ever bested a Pine Bluff standard bearer. They first met in 1029 and the tribe fell, 34-0. They returned on September 17, 1931, and again fell via the .live touchdown method, 32-0. Last year resulted in the cue point margin, The Chicks could gnln much satisfaction with n victory tonight. Have 'Question Marks Question mnrks lire present In both camps. Reports from the Zebra camp list* Perky Davis, 213- pound tackle nnd Tommy Prlne, husky halfback resprte ns 1 casualties. Davis Is suffering from a sprained ankle, while Prlnc turned up with a bad knee. However, both are expected to be okny for the game. Virgil Wo:dcll, star center, and W.- S. Lnfittc, all-state end, have recovered nnd were listed as probable starters. The others include: Stnlworih, end; . Jnrrell Bush, tnckle; Eddie Atkinson nnd T. D, Davis, guards; Robert and Hutsou, Tcmmy Leftwich Irgll, Merpncy, in tiie back- Tiiey are Captain Danny Warring- ten, right end, ' Wild Bill" Godwin, center; Alvin "Man Mountain" Justice, tackle, and Hugh "Te.x" Harbert, halfback. . : Both Pack Power Both clubs have demonstrated evidences of pov,er galore. The Chicks opened their season with a smashing 53-0 victory over Prescott and a week lister made a well coached band of Pirates . from Fleming, Ky, walk the gang plank, 51-0 That same night the Zebras \>ere prying off (he lid oh their current campaign with n 51-0 rout of the McGehee Owls In which tlie Zebra chief ga\e every man on his squad a chance to display his wares The Tribal chieftain nlso substituted freely in both the Blytlieville victories Twenty nine strong, the Zebras left their lair yesterday at noon. They spent the night at Fcrrest City, where they had n light limbering up and continued on to the scene of .the battle this morning. .The Zebras spent the last three days In secret practice behind locked gates at Jordan stadium and news leaked out that new plays were given for a pcssible surprise attack. The Chicks wound up a fairly strenuous week of drills with a brief workout yesterday afternoon. Special emphasis has been placed,on passes, bah on offense and defense, and on blocking. \ Chicks Want Revenge Tlie Chicks have a three-power Incentive in tonight's struggle: (1) They ha\e a perfect five-year-33- game home record to protect; (2) They are anxious to remain in the running for the state title- (3) - ered him. Whether he will get the starling assignment wasn't offlcinlly announced by Head Coach Dlldy but he likely will. His running mates probably will include Sonny Lloyd, Gene Hood and either Hugh "Tex" Harbert or Willis Ford. In the event Hnrbert is nominated Lloyd will go to 'fullback. Tf not. Ford will remain til full and Lloyd at his regular right halfback post. The line will' be tho snme as In the previous starts nnd includes: Warringlon and Buddy Baxter, ends; Justice and L. C. Johnsln. tackles; Raymond Blckerstnff and Pat Chilmoii, guards; and Gcdwln, center. I Officials will be: Marion Hale, Memphis, referee; Ed Cole, Bauxite, umpire; Bob King. Memuhis, head linesman, nnd Pete Rnlnoy, Little Rock, field judge. BASEBAU, STANDINGS National Cincinnati 95 St. Louis 01 Chlcnso ...; 82 Brooklyn 80 New York 16 Pittsburgh 01 Boston fit W. T, 50 50 CO G8 13 83 8G ,<K9 .607 .543 .541 .510 .441 .415 .304 Philadelphia ......... 45 103 American League W. L. Prt New York ........... 105 4-1 .705 Boston .............. 88 Gl .501 Cleveland ........... 84 86 .560 Chicago ............. 84 67 Detroit .............. 80 70 Here Are Blytheville's Chickasaws Await Game The opening line-up of tlie Blytlieville Chickasaws tonight' will likely consist of the above pictured team unless "Monk" MosJoy is kept on the sidelines by Injuries. Reading left to right the Chickasaws are In scrimmage formation as follows: (front row) Warrlnglon, right end; Justice, right taekle; Chitmon, right guard; Godwin, center: Blckerstnfi", loft guard; Johnson, left tackle; Baxter, left cud; (back row) Hnrbeti, Hood, Uoytl and Mosley, tacks. And Here's Pine Bluff Zebras This,ls tile football squad that,will represent Pine BluH in the gnme toniglit. They are, from left to right, ns'fbTiows: 'Front row—Jack Dortie, Eoy Ferguson, Raymond Hiitson, Eddie Atkinson, Kobcrb Hutson, Virgil Mcroney, Alex Leftwich, Leslie Mcln- tyre and Wiley Allbrlghl, mnnnger. Middle row—Travis Cason, David Piper, Frank Wcnzol,.Fuzzy Watts, Washington ......... 04 .87 Philadelphia ........ 55 ........ St;. Louis ............ 41 110 .55G .533 .424 .304 .272 Probable Starting Line-ups' Pine BInIT Stnlhvortli A. Davis Atkinson Kennedy T. D. Davis Ferguson Bush T. Lettwtcli Raynioiu! Hntson IDS Robert Hutson 15-t Meroncy 158 Wl. 103 213 163 183 158 187 173 147 Vos. No.. Blylhcvillc L-E. 49 B. Baxter L.T. 40 I;. Johnson ,L.G. 47 Pat cnUmn'n C 55 Bill Godwin H.G. 41 R. BickerslsiiT R.T. 54 ' A, Justice R.E. 50 D. Warrlngton (c) 130 UH. 24 N. Mosley 157 R.H. 28 Hni-bert 168 Q.B. 39 Gene Hood 1GS F.B. 33 Sonny Lloyd 1G3 Pine Bluff Reserves: Bell, Townscnd, Adnnis, Bays, Bodie, Afc- Intyrc, Glowers, A, LefUvich, Cason, Gibbs, Piper, Holden, R.'Wen- KOl, Rogers, Smith, Galloway, Prlnc, Hart, Jordan, Kalstend, Woodcil, Farsythc, F.. Wen?.el. Lambert. Watts, Lafilte. Blytlieville Reserves: Henry Muery, Charles Abuott, Johnson BInckn-cll,. Albert. Sailor, Leroy Ross. Willis Ford, Alvis Harris. Jack Jenkins. Paul Blackwood, Roland Roimstwille, George Pruilt, Everette Croslow, Howcll Alley, John Cramer, Bo Copnedgc, John Pnulk, TVavls Bennett. Wnr Delays Schools SAINT JOHN, N. B. (UP)—While this city still is under a partial blackout nightly, schools in suburban districts have been opened a week behind schedule. Schools In the city itself still arc closed and there has been no Indication they will be opened In the near I future. Read Ccurier News -want ads. Journey To Mecca Slow LAHORE, India (UP)—A Moslem pilgrim of Bihar, who is on his way to the holy city of Mecca nnd who offers prayers at every fifth step of Ills journey, has reached Punjab. Shnh Subhnn Ahmed is his name, and he started on his pilgrimage seven years ago from Shahpur In Bihar. REAL COFFEE — ALWAYS FRESH T.^DyDavis^Snm Holden, Robert Wenzel, Buster .Bell, Charlie Clowcrs and Horace 'Bavs.' , : ! . Back Row—Coach Allen Dunaway, Harry Glbbs, Arthur Davis, Clint Hftlstcad, Chmte Hart, Jim Kennedy, Jarretl Bush, Bill Adams, Buck Forsythe, Melvin Jordan, Russell Lambert, Jesse Stallworth, Tommy Leftwieh, Tommy Prine, R. L. Rogers anr! Coach Jell Sherman. —Pine Bluff Commercial Photo. Whittington Sparks Forrest s City Touchdown Drive, Score 7-0 FORREST CITY, Sept. 20.—Forrest City Mustangs defeated Mor- rllton Devil Dogs, 7 to 0, at Smith stadium last night in a game that ivas filled with passing and long runs. Whittington, freshman halfback, scored tiie winning touchdown in the tnird period. He advanced the ball 72 yards in five plays to the Morrllton eight-yard line, then lie shot, through left tackle for the tally. Whiltington added the e.xtra point on a line buck. A large attendance saw tlie game with many out-of-town fans. Turk and Wliittington were the Mustang backfleld stars and led the ynrdmaking with Freeman do- Ing the passing. McMnhoii and Japtnin Harris were outstanding inentcn. Watscn was Morrilton's test back and Smith and Skipper best linemen. Forrest City made 18 first downs igalnst three for Morrllton. It »p5»»rt'« though Don 'Padgett has mteed tagging Fi-ank McCormlck, but Umpire Coetz Itat C^lr,al catcher fl^ged I Reds- r.rst ton as hc alteMpted (o ^ pn ^S Bear's flce fly to Joe Medwicic In first of pennant-deciding series in Cincinnati. ruled BUY A PKG. TODAY As of July 1, 1039, there were 2320 landing fields in live United States with 730 of this number Ighted for night use. Yesterday's Results National League Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3. Boston 3-0, Brooklyn 1-3. New York '1-6, Philadelphia 3-3, second called end eighth, darkness. . . Only games scheduled. American l.cngne New York 8-4, Philadelphia 4-5. Boston 4-1, Washington 2-G. Only games scheduled. Tortav*; Games Dixie Series ' Pert. Worth (Texas) at Nashville (Southern). Brooklyn at Boston, two. New York at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. St, Louis at Chicago. American League Chicago at St. Louis. Boston at Wosliignton. Cleveland at, Detroit, two. Only games scheduled. Oznrks Hr.ve 1'oct I/aurcate WEST PLAINS, Mo. <UP)— Carl B. Ike, the slender, soft-spoken postman on Rural Route No. 1 out of West Plains, so successfully wrote verses about lave in the hills country and the folksy life that he has been given the title "Poet Laureate of the Ozarks." Derringer Hurls Victory That Defeats Card s' Great Bid BY OKOKGE KIRKSEV Unflcil Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UP)—Tlie 1 Cincinnati Reds are champions of .he National League, ami they got .here the hard way—by defending their load against one of tlie greatest August-September drives ever jut on by a challenger. On Aug. 1 the Cardinals were 12 games from tlie top and only six games out ol seventh place. In a whirlwind finish tlie Cards won 43 while losing 17. Tbnt'j the kind of challenge tlie Reds had to beat back. Foldups have been so frequent in recent s-ears in the national league Ihat the Reds' gallant stand to Jiwnrt the Cards' pennant bid definitely marks the men of Bill McKechnie as a stouter-hearted club than they were credited with being. When a Nntlcnnl League leader -vtarts to slip slightly in August uid September, that usually means nirtalns as it, did for the Pirates ast season, the Cubs in 1937, the Cardinals in 1935 and the Giants in 1934. But tlie Reds saw the Cards coining for two long months and :hey hung on. The Reds' 12-game ead of July 30 melted-to 5'/j games iy Sept.- 1 and the Cards had plenty of time to overhaul them. But through the dangerous days of September Cincinnati doggedly held on to its lead until the Reds put over the pennant-clincher yes- '.erday by throttling the Cards, 5-3. The mainliners of the ijeds 1 climb to the National League heights for the second time in 20 years were the two strong arm boys, pitchers Bucky Walters nnd Paul Derringer; fust baseman Frank McCormick, leading hitter of the Reds' regulars; outfielder Ival Goodman; and the nniclily-mnligned second base combination of Lonnie Prey '.lid Billy Mj'ers. There were other valuable contributions but these six did -the heavy work. Walters, with 27,.victories, tind Derringer, with' J25i Aid the greatest two-man pitching job in the majors since ' Grove "and Earnshaw copped 52 for the Athletics in 1931. During their fiercest bailie to defend first place in Sep tember, Derringer and Walters paced the Reds with 14 victories and only two losses. Bill McKechnie, who led the Reds from'last to first place in two years, achieved another personal triumph for himself when he became the first major league manager to win three pennants with separate clubs. He piloted the Pirates to the title in 1925 and the Cardinals in 1928. His Pittsburgh club won the world's title but he suffered the ignominy of losing in four straight to the Yanks in 1928. A chart of the Reds' pennant prcgress shows them getting away slowly but finally taking the lead May 2G from the Cardinals never to lose it again. Their ability to shiacfc over the three bottom clubs played an important role. They beat, the Phils, Bees, and Pirates 49 limes while losing only 14 times. Interest in the waning days of the two major league seasons will center on the battles for third place between the Cubs and Dcdgers in the National League and the Indians and White Sox in the American League. With a half-game lead over the Dodgers, Chicago opened Its final three-game series against the Cardinals with big Bill Lee slated to defend the Bruins" hold on the No. 3 spot. Brooklyn lost an opportunity to pa.ss the Cubs yester- A. sightseeing bus capable of carrying 120 passengers is reported to have been built ny a German automobile company. day by splitting a twin bill with Hie Bees. Dick Errlcksoji pitched a fpur-hlUer to win the first game, 3-1, while (he Dodgers won the nightcap, 3-0. Battling to hold its half-game lead over the White Sox, Cleveland had a twin bill scheduled against the Tigers today. The Yanks won their 105th game by defeating (he Athletics, 8-4, hut lost the nightcap, 5-4, when Sam Chapman hit a homer. Lefty Grove '.von ills 16th game as the Red Sox beat the Senators, 4-2. Dutch Leonard hurled his 20lh victory In iving Washington the nightcap, The Giants won two frcm the Phillies, 4-3 and 8-1. Jay Rowland Stars As Hoi Springs T rims Hurricane JONESBOnO, Sept. 29 — Hot Springs High School Trojans showed strength in turning back the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, 18 to 0, here last night. The Hurricane was pounded from start to finish by Jay Rowland and the heavy Hot Springs line. The Hurricane line 'held the Trojans to even terms in the first half except, when Lloyd Holland ran 30 yards for the first touchdown in the opening quarter. Both teams made eight first downs in the first half. Rowland smashed the Jonesboro line repeatedly. He gained 102 yards and lost four. Hot Springs' beefy line smothered the.fleet Jonesboro backs before they could get started. Two Jonesboro punts were blocked, and four passes were intercepted. 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