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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1939
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-PAGE.TEN .Y COURIER NEWS Little Rock Boasts Aggressive Linemen And Backfield Aces By .[. I'. FRIEND When the .mythical all-stale selections ni'c mode nfc Uio close of tlie current -grid campaign the defending cliain- jiioii .Little Rock Tigers, wlio invade Haley Field Friday night for an encounter \vilh the Blylhc.villo Oliicltasaws, will have at least four likely candidates. They tire: A. O tllnum, center:'*! <-— r •—"•'' ••""' ' — ." mw.vrd Hughes, lefl halfback; Harry Carter, fullback, anil nidi- ard Gairtiol, guard. who scouted the 1'igeis for Chicks when they beat a strong Byrd:Hlgh eleven fran Shrcvcport CL.1) last v,eek, praised the fine work of nil agaimt the Yellow Jackets. "This boy Hinlon hns improved a'grent deal over last year when he was go;d cndugh lo rate second id Blylhevllle's Bill Godwin," Jnmre declared. "He slopixxl everything that came his way, and inade many tackles which were not in Ills' territory. Tall and possessing-powerful arms and shoulders, he Is a vicious tackier, an excellent blooker, especially in open field, and diagnoses plays well. "Make no mistake: about this Carter. He is better than ever. .1 believe he cracks a line as well as .any nigh"school.fullback 1 ever saw, and that goes for Eddie Saliba, wh: was a pretty fair hand at the business He throws his 198 pounds With all he's got and something is bound to give way and usually <l:es. Byrd's forwards were nol able to stop him and they were pretty good, tco. "' ' i Hughes Big Threat "Hughes Is certain to be troublc- •some Friday night, as I understand he was at Llltle Rock last year. He slices nicely, can run like a scared deer in broken Held, and is hard .to catch once he gets started, He ran.- 1 -the- Byrd would-be tacklers dizzy trying tj bottle him up on returned punts. He got away several times for sijcnble gams. "When I got to Little Rock Friday night I had my eyes null ears open for any and everythlno. I had been warned ID wntch Carter and Hughes, which I did. But I could not keep from watching a 5011115- ster by the nnme ot Gardiol, left guard in that powerful Little R9ck line He spent SD much time in the Shreveport. backfield 'that it was quite confusing Working beside Hmton, the combination gives Coach Clyde Van Sickle a great, offensive and defensive diw. • •'., Have Other Stars " "There are other outstanding players' on the first string. Billy Maack, left end, played a great game. If'that is a sample of his .usual play, the Chicks are in for more houMe He nipped many plays in the bud' and was seld-m on -'the ground. He is a good pass receiver, too Harry Donaldson, the heaviest man m the line (he weighs only 225 pouncs) Is a pretty gcod tnckle. He handles his weight well, is lin- big man 'and Charles Steed, usually fast for was hard lo move a substitute hallback who went .in for Hughes, leeled off some excellent mils Fmunatcly foi the opposition, he plays the same position ns Hughes and isn't used at the same lime Eslus Presland. tight end, Kellon Brown, left tackle, are better-than-avernge linesmen and fit nicely in a sturdy line. Bedtoid Smith, qunrteiback, tmd Raymcnd Rolf, light halfback, were overshadowed by .the illustrious Carter and Hughes in sensationalism, but Ihey did their bit in paving tlie way wilh great blocking " Coaches Expect Trouble " his .right hand man," Mitchell Best, ,expecl a tough time htmdVlnir the Tigers is reflected in the heavy training program They have sent the Chicks through some strenuov workouts, ttpplmj each with scrimmage. Yesterday he hauled out the « '"> In a siege of blocking and tackling. The injury problem in the backfield k becoming almost acute. Ncrman "Monk" Mosley Ls definitely out of (lie picture for this game, and possibly ptliers. Cramped In the beginning by lack of capable bucks the situation wasn't bettered uny when Gene l!o:d, blocking buck, Joined "Monk" on the hospital list yesterday. Uko Norman, Gene Is Imvlng trouble with one' cf his legs. Some ray of hope gleamed Uiro'ugh the gloom* with the niui'.imccment that Hugh "Tex" Htirtoort Is okay. Suffering from another slejc, of bolls, the 1 nimble-legged hnlfbnck had sonic treated and he sluuld be ready to step Friday night. Hugh and the, rest' of the Chick backs didn't, have much of a chance against Pine Bluff because of Inferior blocking. But the coaches fire hoping for a return to form in that department and have worked to that end. Passing Attack Expected To Be Offensive Weapon Of Lions OSCEOLA, Oct. 5.—The Osccola Semiuolcs step out In defense of their Northeast Arkansas Conference championship for the third time Ihis season here tonight meeting nnd up-and-coming Lions from Imbortcn. Coach Frank Jones' charges wound up their pre-game training activities with a spirited drill yesterday and announced, they, were ready. Bi)!y Beale, crack end, is the only regular absentee. The gangling youngster .whose all-round . brilliance sparked the 'victories over Dyess and Pocahonlas 'bunged a knee during lii&t week's encounter and will likely watch action from the bench. Ho will be succeeded by "Buster" Lackner, who shows excellent promise cf developing inlo n great wingman, also. ' Beaten last, week . by Marked Tree, who arc setting the pace in the conference .with three triumphs and ho defeats, the invaders arc said to rely on n clever passing attack as their foremost- offensive weapon. Although Ihey failed to dent the Marked Tree defense; they were a constant threat. Has Age Average of 19 CARLISLE, Pn. (UP)—The Dickinson-College 1939 fortbnll team is believed to be one of the'youngest Tt, a t a. -i ^ '»" ' college grid graips in the Enst, if i?ri i?^ <1 5° tlCh Jce D11(!y nn(i nal '" tl>c cntir <= country, nvcrag- IS Hem. nnnrt rnnn ' XfU^ViMl T3— I i ,« J * & ing 10 years. Tlie Red Devils have nn all- sophomore team, with Co-Captnin Harry Wilson Ihe ddest member at 21. Praises Blytlievilie's Sportsmanship,. Deplores Epstein's Switch To Zebras Walter B. Sorrells Jr, editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, devotes his "What Do You Think" column in Wednesday's paper to BJylhevllle the University ot Arkansas football team and Ben Epstein, Arkansas Gazette sports writer. .Here is S:rrells' comment: '"Hie people of Blyihevlllc suf- Icred a rude and harsh shock when their J favored Chicks dropped the opening conference game to Ihe Pine Bluff Zebras, but they gained a ht of admirers among the Pin; Bruit fans ^ho made the trip. "Quite a number of Pine Bluifians were just about as enthusiastic about the hospitality of the Ely-' thevlllc pcopic as they" were over' Ihe vickr,- for the Zebras "The opinion seems to prevail that Blytheville not only turns out good fcotball teams bul Ihe teams are b?ck»d by a fine group of sports. We hope that the fans of Pme Bluff can make the same impression when Blytheville plays here next icar win, Jose or draw. "And speakfn? cf football, which thank goodness, is about to replace a very /lull European \\ar in the minds of the people, If I «a s a candidate for g;vernor in the next democratic primary, come August. I'd have but one' plank in my plat- fonil. And that would be to guarantee a fo;tball team at the University of Arkansas that co'ild at least apply the fundamentals. Yov. hidw,, a team that could block anc -• 'ackle._\j' v .. ., •_ , "I'd never'permit a "repetition < ,sticti a game fts the Ra?or'oarki played in Memphis last Saturday to the complete humiliation of n large group of Icyal Arkansas fans, Grayspn Finds Fovdham Rale<l Best Team Atlantic Seaboard On NKW Bito»DriRM> Sfi-tlce Sports Writer YOniC, Oct. 4.— Fonllinm , . . University, lagged In pre-season estimates ns Die most fomiidablo collegiate foolbnll team on lh« Allanllc se.ibonrd, gets its first real teal Oct. 7, alion Alabama rolls only the llnlrst of margins <wr Florida In CfnfnesvHIi?. Pllko again lins loo' much for Colgate In Durham. North Carolina State has n slight edge over C'leinson in chai-iottc. Texas Christian will nol find It easy to bounce back" nnd upset Arkansas at Payettcville. . Utah, cajKible mouBh to tic Santa. - Clara, shculd hiwe nn trouble hurdling. Wyoming in salt lake. Colorado .Stale, is picked over Hrlglinin Young- In Provo and Colorado over Boulder, . f BIG SERIES Staio. in, Inlo Nfw York. The Just liow fur clubs will go. Prn on II by gradnalion. The Rnin, will Indicate )>nl)i Ihe.sft major l.s still Today's Sport Parade By HENRY. McLBMORE == NEW YORK, Oct. H. (UP)_If Ihe "5100,000 infield" of the Athletics of treasured memory was really wcrth that sort of money th °" a comW » tltl ° 11 Of if"' »' " " , 8 nn (ln( te nec<leU lo P. Mor- , quartet In il.s BJi- . Purchase of " cw - t0 ' , ° u! nd en ' " ,,? n £?If °' ,£' "° » Evors ; . and Steinlcldt of the olti Cubs; or Boston's Tcnney, Low, Long nnd Collins. But they never saw the day they could patrol, the beat between and third like and mldablc oflensl hislcry in Bill J.., , .„.. „,.._ moat/ Steve JJazlo, nnd Dom Principe—not to mention , Die sopho- inore beauty, Jim Blumenslock. Sleepy Jim Crowlcy has n typical Fordham front, nnd typjcal Maroon lines more than suffice. Looks like a decided easier;! bulge, but you never can tell about Alabama creations. BRIGHT ORANGE PICKED CO REPULSE CORNEU, Syracuse and Cornell, both powers, try out each other at Ithaca, -i(h the Orange at. its brightest cak in a. .decade. IHLH^I^ mm luru njuueti ino tjm- Dlck Banger and Harold Ruth are chumtis of base hits In that first ilehly geared operatives working game. Gordon at second nnd Cros- Mflilnrt n mobile wall.. j eltl at short put on an exhibition Oithand, I would say Syracuse ' in pulling three dcuble plays that as loo much for Cornell. never has been surpassed. How do Their impressive pcrformnncc! I know? Well, I'll tell you. if any against Mnnlmtlnn Indicates that second base combination lind ever Ihc Holy Cress Crusaders rate "a done any belter they would be in slight edge on Louisiana Slnte in some museum now, slutted and Worcester despite the absence of mounted, and with a barker chnrg- Uahrgren, Gouhn, CvosetU, noifc. Not for tlie money, at least, of the 58,000 patrons who watched them in ncticn against Ihe Cinclu- imfl Reds In the opening game of the World Series yesterday. Why, bless you, All Baba and his Forly thieves never robbed princes of money the way Bubo, plash, Pi-ankle and Red robbed the big Bill Osmanski. Ing you two bits lo sec 'em. yillanova should do better than' The second double play -the boys ' '" P " 11CCl ' hnrdio tilroll °" f1 ' seeonrt ' !o off Javativety weak, tav Haven. Georgia Tccli journeys lo Notre Dame, where the Irish should keep everything under control. Ohio State anticipates plenty of .rouble in Columbus from a Missouri nrray headed by .Ihe remnrk- , unbelievable speed and skill Gordon took it. spun around, avoldcii the cncomlng Myers, touched second and rilled the throw to Dalil- gren, who picked ' , d It t Is vcrv best- rind ' - out of the'air a . - t Is vcrv best- rind 'a down in front In Lincoln. ' mewhal, nervously takes 'on a powerful Oklahoma- brigade In ils ,a,«utm Byanslbn oixner, but the Purple, var<k w{th T7(l f r TTnlviin.^ln;.! ««^ »»„.. J rlvlvl:s ' with hnenslcm and cn'gy Jack Ryan leading Ihe be given an edge. * • THIS IVfAV BE ST. MARY'S Kirksey Produces Few Ifs And Why Al)oul Opening Struggle BY GF.OIUH: KIRKSF.Y Onllea Press Slaff Correspondent NEW YORK, Oct. 5 lUP)-Give the Yankees an inch of daylight, nnd they'll storm the cellar doors and mnkc off with the family Jewels. Two lapses in the Reds' defense yesterday, and Ihe Yanks were one "P today. Paul Derringer, pitching one of the finest games ever hurled against the Yanks in the world series, was beaten by two play.s. 1. Wnlly BM-RCI-'.S failure to throw to the right ta se 0(1 J3 a |, e rjaiii- grcn's double In the fifth Inning Thnt lapse enabled the Yanks to tie Ihe score, !-). 2. Ival Goodman's m o in e n t a r v halt In racing after Charley Keller's well-smacked fly near the 400-foot, mark Jti the ninth It, went for a triple and produced the Yanks winning i-tin. Derringer had no right to lose the way he did on the basis of the kind of game he pitched. If he can duplicate his opening game performance in his next start! against the Yanks in Cmcinnlll Sunday . he'll win — providing ot' course, that his defense does not let those ever-alert, always-relentless Yanks see an inch of" daylight. I With a 1-0 lead. Derringer might have won if Wally Berger, playing | on an Injured toe, hadn't made a j futile throw to the wrong base In the fifth. With one out, Joe Gordon lashed a single to left on' the first pitch. Babe Dnhlgren, the .234 hitter who replaced the hapless Lou Gehrlg at first this season, also clouted Ihe first pilch lo lefl. The ball went between Werbev and third base and, rolled into the left field corner near the box seats. Berger raced over nnd scooped lip the ball while Gordon charged for third and Dahlgren beaded for second. i For some unhappy reason Berger, whose throwing arm is notoriously weak, chcse to make the longer to second base. It was a- weak and disastrous effort. As soon ns-Berger made his move to throw to second, Art 'Fletcher, Yankee coach at third, waved Gordon home. Lonnie Prey went out to meet Berger's threw and relayed it _ to . Catcher Ernie Lombard!- at the plate. Some of the .experts nay that if Prey had made a perfect throw, mid not a high and wide one, Lombard! would have caught Gordon. Others say that Lombard! should have blocked Gordon oil the. plate .and got him, anyway. But Gordon should, never have had a chance to slide; into' home on' , -., - , -. Dahlgren's double. By making the ami nailed Berger by shorter and safer throw 'to Werber, j Berger could have held Gordon at i It,I...I ' . ) must' "Now collie's the second game and third. ' .one is forced tor ask one's self how i' so much- for Berber's mental he He*, expect to beat the Van-.1 Innsc . whlch deadlocked the -ame ' h C - S ',,, ,1°?, Cr "-'' 1 whl WU|1 ns -'-I- H was Goodman's failure to ... , beantin,] pitching as Dci-rhiger gave catch Keller's high, hnrd fly lo left- Michigan should repel its ancient 1 j,7 •,,„,£' o u,";, V 5 ' S °~ ' cemcr thnt ' nilllMl D e''™'Ber. The rival, Michigan Stale, at Ann Ar- ! , 1>E Io '!f ? Powcr? We »- '"<"'ly. Reds' bnlheW was playing Keller bor. Wisconsin gels IhS call over, ^ cflllse . lf .. Inl >«^s ever get clorti „ left-handetl hitter, as a left field Texas in! Madison. ' | to n slugging mnlcli the Yankees • hiUer . Harry Craft and Goodman |<-J \vtiu u .JULiaUUH LIIIUIU' »»»«.oiii.f»* i»«^ tl *, ill JAIV i o • • .. - •* The opening whistle is set for SEASON AGAINST HEARS Maiillful pltchii p.m. - Michigan should repel its ancient'S!!! 1 ",/'^^ All-Sophomore Eleven Texas iiv Mncllson. Indiana, tied by Nebraska in ! nA 'L '"?"?. lh "'\ " !" B . lch fcr Indiana, tied by Nebraska hi! " "'""-" lar incm. the closing seconds, will be pressed A!ld ' nflcr yesterday's game, they by Iowa, imeicr its new coach, Dr Cnll1t ver i' wcl1 collnlr °" f'ucsse Eddie Anderson, b\\t the iroosiers pll ' ! '" (? " lel " ""'Ugh. because the figure lo squeeze by in Iowa City. Ynllkces "PPear to have too much ftrnrrtnnttn ft? fni'nyis^I i\\m*~ w«,» * Ol lilflt, tOO. _. favored over Knn- sas 'Stale in a night game in Milwaukee, Oct. G. Kansas rates over Iowa Slate, with the handicappcr drawing a. fine line in Lawrence. This may be Saint Mary's year lo beat California at Berkeley, the Bears having losl to Amos Alonzo Stagg's little College of the Pacific team, fl-0. Southern: California bounced into more difficulty than the Trojans expected as Oregon held them Harding even for >'»" for the ball, but Goodman got, there first. He could have made the catch without difficulty it he hadn't hesitated. He appar- «"*•'>' took his eye ofT the ball either fearing lie was near a color near tr he% C en- i cat. If j'ou even, 7-7, but Howard Jones' men should gel _ _. tlinl moral-loss at the expense of Washington State in Los Angeles. if I had lo turn the coachm* staff TEXAS AGGIES OFFER upside dmvn and then inside out. SANTA CI.AKA 1'KOBLF.M "And leave it to our eld chum Ben Epstein to add n few bitters with the sweets. Practically all cause for jubilation over the Zebras' victory w,is nullified \Uien" Ben climbed aboard the Zebra band- wagih. "A worse curse could not smite tlie Zebras. "They might overcome other handicaps sueh ns injuries and sickness r even death bin tea- teams have vcr .survicd a 'nod' fr;m good old Santa Ciara takes -on a tough one In Texas A. nnd M. under the lights hi San Francisco, Oct. 6, and will do well to repeat Its 7-0 victory of last fall. Washington attempts a comeback against U. C. L. A. in Seattle, but the Bruins mast be given the Ben. Behold, for instance. Blythe "ille. >vas just enough to In .,],>„ ,-„.„ ,»• ' Cllusc nim lo lose lhc bfl11 - He got -pendent 1.™*''? is . ' lamls °» U ' " ow » M ° w llls -«ti. ^,/s & Sa u u amc tlown ' bia hc Heart-broken over his failure to make the catch. Goodman refuses out by n rim. If you want to take a toe-hold nnd let fly, they'll dig In nnd knock two boards cff the fence for every one you knock off. Speaking of predicaments, of which I nasn't. try nnd think of a belter all-around predicament than McKechnle found himself In the last of- the ninth Inning yesterday. With Keller on third with the u-ln^ ning run, nil he had lo do was figure li:\v to" keep DIMnggio, and then Dickey, from knocking in the winning run.-It was like deciding whether to hnve n black leopard or a hooded cobra fcr a. watch fob. Deacon McKechnle should have settled, ns Bill Coruni suggested nftcr llic game, with a simple "Let us pray", but he didn't. He chose to walk DiMng and gnmble on . to alibi his mistake. In bitter disappointment immediately after the game Derringer said, "I coulda caught that one myself." The moral ot the first game is: You can't make any mistakes and beat the Yanks. You've get to he perfect to do it. one to center and the ball game Has over. Hie series, too. I'm afraid. but the Bruins mast be given the 'o walk DiMng and gnmble on nod off the teams' opening game Dickey. He must have known he results. | was gambling wilh the "house" dico If Oregon was gcod enough to because "Bird Dog tin. tic Southern California ill Los Angeles, the Lemon-Ycllcw ought to be nble to hurdle Stanfcrd in Portland. I J. L. GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate Optometrist In BlythevUIe. Glasses Fitted Cor«e«T In the same w ay, College of Pa-1 cific. strong enough to edge Call-' fornia, should be able to reverse the ''Frankly \ve think Blytheville was i '-° -'•core which went against the hree or four touchdowns betters Stockton Institution in Its match hau pine Bluff last season but 1 with Loyola cf Los Angeles In Los he calamitous shadow of Ben' fore- ! Angeles a year ago. They hook up :asl impending disaster for a great m southern California again. ' America's Mildest football team. "-•Several months ngo Ben came down to address one cf the city's most progressive civic clubs and inat afternoon The Commercial received a hundred, mere or less nqumes as to who Ben picked... the Zebra's or Blytheville. . "Each and every fan who called let out a great sigh of relief when mtormtcl that Ben «- as stringing ilon s with Blyiheville again 'Say bynhc-wny. I wilder If Ben -picked the Raiorbacta to bsat Mississippi. "That might, be 'the university's' trouble riaht there." NA TIONAL'S TVJLANE IS FAVORED TO DEFEAT AUBURN' Tulane should ship the traveling Auburn ciitfit In New Orleans. i 1 have an Idea that Kentucky is ready to surprise Vaiiderbllt In>. Mississippi state deserves EAGLE TERMINIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-MEMPHIS WHISJKXy "The Kimq c^ 3(e*ufa -• 90 rroof-60% grain ncuirjl spirits, anoivil D(ili!ltr5 Products C«ri<, N. Y. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1939 iMbr/era Coinfor i with Tomorrow's Style ... 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