The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 8, 1940
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. PAGE" SIX : * BT.yTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY; NOVEMBER 8, 1940 All Roads Lead To Haley Field Favored Chibkasaws, Keyed Up Hurricane To Clash Tbnight BY J. P. FRIEND Blylheville's championship-seeking Chickasaws, with six highly prixed scalps of the Big 15 chase already dangling at their belts, hope to- add another—Jonesboro's (Jolden Hurricane—tonight at Haley Field in the renewal of the spectacular feud that has survived more than two decades. School officials iire preparing i'or + ..the greatest crowd in athletic history. Ticket demands have been so extremely brisk that extra bleachers have been erected at the south end of che field to help accomodate the fans who are expected to number at least 7,000. All reserved seats in the stadium were reported sold out late last night and requests continue to pour in. A .special train has been chartered to bring Jonesboro 1'aas and students, including the crack 65- piece high school band. The Cotton Belt excursion is scheduled to leave Jonesboro at 5:30, arriving- here .arounJ 7 o'clock. Both In Shape Both teams wound up their pre•,'game training chores with light •workouts under lights last night and were pronounced ready. With / exception' of minor ailments they are expected to be at the physical 'peak. Although rated as the favorite on the basis of their undefeated and untied record in seven games. Blytheville will have no small task to subdue the Hurricane. Head Coach Joe Dildy admitted in announcing Jonesboro will provide his Chicks with the stLffest test of a football campaign which has been fraught -with'almost.-nothing.but tough encounters since its inception last ' September 20. The tribe won't be out to "shoot the works"., just against Jonesboro. Coach Dildy said—it has had to do just that against all but two opponents so far on the schedule. This may be a factor in its favor against; • Jonesboro, which so far has had:an easier schedule. Chicks Come Back Poise, perseve'rence and determination have marked the Chicks' play so far this season. They have Teachers, will referee. Other officials will be Gus Albright, Ouachita College, umpire; Duke Speck, Arkansas State College, head linesman; .and Morgan Magnets, Hf-n- drix. field judge and timer. Lunsford Win Over Red Henry Jimmy Lunsford extended his winning streak Wednesday night at the expense of Robert "Red" Henry, 208-pound De Soto, Mo., heavyweight, who went down for the count in the second round after being saved by the bell at the end of. lhe first. It was Lunsford's 18Ui win in 19 fights and his tenth knockout. Henry scored once or twice in the COLLEGE TENS Certain Casualty Due In Michigan-Minnesota Tilt; Aggies Meet.S.M.U. NEW YORK, Nov. 8. (UP) — Twelve maor football teams put their perfect records on the block this weekend and at least one is bound to get the axe, while three others have no better than even chance of remainind undefeated and untied. The certain casualty will come in the Minnesota-Michigan battle for the Little Brown Jug at Minneapolis, only game in the nation sending a pair of perfect record teams against each other. Stanford, Lafayette and Franklin and Marshall are the three clubs given no better than ii 50-50 chance of remaining i in the select circle. Of the seven favorites, Notre Dame, Texas Ag- gies and Penn State seem to have the tougher assignments while Cornell, Boston College, Georgetown and Tennessee should retain their How Jonesboro-Blytlieville "No. K2' i>2 80 70 8! 82 09 60 77 80 76 BlyOievilie W. Smith Coppedge Croslow Stone Cobb Wright Ross Besharse Mcsley (c) Saliba ' Lloyd Officials: Billy Wt. 1 145 215 175 146 170 193 146 150 155 134 . 1G5 Dunaway, 'OS. L..E, L.T. L.G. C 11. G'. H.T. ii.E. Q.B. Ulf. H.H. F.B. No. 45 .51 57 44 41 49 47 32 31 , 50 48 t State Teachers Gu.s Albright, (Ouachita College), umpire; Duke State judge College), head linesman; • Morgan (Compare * Jonesboro Sellers Barringer E. T, Smith Taylor Wiles Harris (c) Cannes Daugherty McCall Peterson Duncan Wt. 162 195 140 1GO 155 198 1G5 138 150 173 183 College), referee; Speck, (Arkansas Magness, (Hendrix), n'eJcJ The Dope Bucket By J. P. FRIEND CREDIT—A friend Of mine offered a bit of constructive criticism the other day which I appreciated. "Give the boys in the Blytheville line a little more praise", he suggested . passes without mentioning Monk Mosley, Sonny Lloyd, J. T. Victory and other backs ... They deserve "seldom a day J held dowiv hif , sicle of lhe 1Ine unblemished records without undue k - to ° -.- • Tnree is »' fc a.pair of trouble. ball carriers in the state who can Tommy Harmon makes Michigan match Monk and Sonny and they the choice over Minnesota an3 news I are entitled to every good thing it! on the stocky.. Missourian. crashing body ho^lc midjy'ay of thb first round hurt' Henry'and a mo- j n i so are at stake. '''-later Lunsford"had scored aj The big game of the Pacific that Forrest Evashevski, the Wolverines' great blocking back and signal caller, will be back in the lineup should increase the odds against the Gophers. This traditional battle is more than a fight for the Little Brown Jug. Western Conference and national honors knockdown, Henry was on the floor when;the bell rang arid was dragged back-to his ; corner,'but came back fighting in the second and swapped blows a wain with Limsford but the Blytheville boy quickly hammered him to the floor for keeps. "Reel" Lewis of St. Louis knocked out Denny Wright of Blytheville in the second in another fight Coast sends Stanford, last, of the Par Western undefeated and untied clubs, against Washington, beaten only by Minnesota, in a game that most likely will decide the conference title and the Western defender of the Rose Bowl championship. Stepping up the caliber of its schedule this year, little Franklin and Mai-shall may catch a tartar you can and do say about them. . . . But if it were not for the line opening holes and doing the blocking in front of them they wouldn't get very far. So, why not give them a break more often . . . They'll appreciate seeing- their names in the papers, too ... So will we fans." I didn't atttempt to disprove the statements for they were quite true and the truth hurt But the Soto decisioned Jess Coulee. A battle royal featuring negro touchdowns "in double quick time for a 22-7 victory. The Chicks will be at their full strength:for the Hurricane invasion. Coach Dildy included May- Meld (Sonny) Lloyd at fullback in his probable starting lineup. The 165-pound fullback was the only member of the- tribe who didn't see action in the 38-6 drubbing of Hope last week. Sonny was kept on the bench because of a bruised foot but is okay as proved by two eruelling scrimmages Monday and Tuesday during which he went the limit. He is expected to pair with his -'touchdown twin'*. Captain Nor-man (Monk) Mosley to lead the -local attack that has netted victories over Tech High. Clarksville. --Pine Bluff. Little Rock. North Little Rock. Fordyce. and Hope to place them at the head of the Arkansas High School Conference class. Have Smaller Editions 'Not unlike the Dildymen. the •Hurricane', will show the smallest - aggregation in recent years, but one none the less formidable, despite a! G-0 defeat by El Dorado and a 20- 1 20 deadlock.with Forrest City. The -line averages 168, and backs 155. .They teams beaten by BythevHle—Little Rock and Hope. Although using a diversified attack from short punt .formation, in contrast to the dou- tle wing back as employed before been behind twice and both times they showed offensive and defensive- boxers opened' the .show, 'punch to forge ahead. They .spot-: ted Pine Bluff a five point lead: at • the, half^ then >,came back .to score a touchdown and protect n one- ttoint margin with. great defense to win. H-13. Then : two 1 .-weeks ago an inspired Fordyce Redbug; band held a 7-0 advantage until late in the third quarter when a long pass was turift'il into a touchdown. Then followecV a safety and two more Si Res Wins Bv -* Knockout; Byrd Shades Marshall oversight was wholly unintentional . . . Like a .'great many others who attempt to write sports, especially football, I have been following the line of least resistance . . . easier to"follow the ball and offer descriptions how the oval was moved up, and . It Is like the average Ian who simply watches the one who is carrying the mail deem itself. Trouble also is seen for land pays little attention to those Lafayette, conqueror of N. Y. U. unsung heroes who throw their and Army, in its tilt with a Rutgers bodies across enemy defenders and Leroy Henderson of De Soto earned ] i n New York University, a fair I down the field a three round decision over Buford I team that has .lost five in a row' Nicholson and Bud Knocky of De and is acheing for a chance to re- 5?nt-n ripcisinnprl J&KK nnnl»>p > ,1,1«,-,., ;t^nif TI,._.,UI O r>i cr \ ic co*m fnr has bowed only to :to stick with Notre Dame over Navy, but the Irish's eleven that Princeton. You have | squeaky 7-0 victory over a-weak jcesses.. . . They ha\ Army team last week, might be in- the fondest dreams PINE BLUFF. Ark.. Nov. 8.— Bob Sikes of Pine -Bluff knocked out Jofcnny Miles of St. Louis, Mo., in the third round here last niaht as a tune-up for his bout with Neville Beech in Memphis later this month. Sikes plastered Miles heavily in the first round and then eased off until the third when he nut Miles to sleep with a hard right to the jaw. In a co-king six-round semi-final Jack (Aaron) Byrd of Blytheville cjear the way.,, ; The thin Maroon line has come through brilliantly and has played no, small part in the Chick suc- have far exceeded of the most dictaive of an upset in the making' optimistic who did not look for The Middies are judged much much help there. In Everett (Pep- stronger than the eleven from West Point and have the same ability to reach the inspirational heights that snubbed the Notre Dame machine last week. Texas' Aggies have no .breeze in Southern Methodistt. a team tied by Pittsburgh and still undefeated, and, Penn State usually finds the going rough against Syracuse, a team beaten three times but, by- no less powers than Northwestern Cornell and Georgetown. The four highly favored perfect recoi'd teams are Cornell over Yale. Tennessee over Southwestern, Bos- shaded ' Don Marshall, toueh 155-1 ton College over Boston U. and rounder from Bauxite, Showing an Georgetown over Maryland. exceptional left hand, Byrd wor the earlv rounds but almost was stowed in thp: fifth by the tough and hard hitting Marshall. They slugged it out in the sixth per) Croslow and James (Cowboy) pobb they boast one of the greatest. If not the greatest pair of guards in the conference. In every. game this year these two 175- pounders have stood out above the opposition, and sparked almost every drive. They are the peppery aggressive types. • There is not a, greater all-round tackle in the state than big Bo Coppedge, six foot-four inch. 215 pound giant who Is serving his first real season at the post after a year of center understudy. If lie isn't selected on the all-state team many, many Chick fans are going to be disappointed. He has been terrific on offense and defense alike. For his size Bo is unusually last afoot, and gets, across the line of scrimmage with amazing speed. Perhaps the most pleasant .surprise o!' all has been Charles (Jumbo) Wright, Coppedge's running mate. A great deal depended on the '200-pound youngster. Shy of' tackle candidates, it was . an open .secret that he held the key to the Chick defense. If he come through the tribe was certain to be hard to handle. To make a long and interesting story short, he has. His development has been rapidly and has in fine fashion against first class opposition. In discussing prospects 'oefore the season Head Coach Joe Dildy jotted down the names: LeRoy Ross, right end. Wallace Smith, left end. That he knew what the score was is best indicated that those two have started and played most of the time in the seven consecutive victories turned in by the Chicks. Although small, considerably smaller than Chick terminals in recent years, they have done their jobs well and keep improving with every' game. Both have shown well on end-around- plays and pass receiving. When Bill Godwin gracuated this spring and Coach Dildy announced he was shifting Coppedge to tackle the natural question arose: "What about center? Who'll be there?" The big chief replied that he planned heavily on a Junior high graduate, Elmer Stone, .who held down a tackle berth for Coach John Ed James' Papooses. Learning that Stone weighed a scant 150 pounds many shook their heads in doubt. "Not big plug center and more especially back the line", they argued, remembering that with but few exceptions the tribal snapper- backs have all been huge, .strong, rangy and the backbones of the first line defense. But they were wrong — dead wrong. Though a mere mite in comparison. Rocky has done what the others have done. He has been a demon on defense and adequate.on offense. Especially was he a stone wall in the t,iu1e Rock game. If he continues to improve and develop and brushes, up on his passing his name likely will go down beside the other outstanding Chick centers — Bill Godwin, Byron Walker Jimmy Tipton, J. W. Purtle. Jess Eberdt, "Monk" Matthews, and others. HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION General Repairing, Welding Across from Red Top Gin HENRY McLEMOR* DALLAS. Tex., Nov. 3. (UP) — You've heard the ol' saying about have won four, two from I how men are men in s beaten bv Bvtheville—T.itr.lP Well, it's not true: still Is strong. ' .rX'U'-. here they just can't believe thi.. the Aggies will do something that ne v f; has been done before. • P°rh..ns I should explain that the ' Aggies will not automatically win the Southwest Conference cham- ; pionship if they are victorious to- j morrow. They still will have Texas j and Rice 'to hurdle, but those who have seen Rice and Texas play say that a one-le?ged man carrying the Queen Mary's anchor cuuld clear them with fathoms to spare. Nov. for a moment, let us set analytical. Every child knows what the Agstfes have, so let us discus? don't let those cowboy songs convince you it is. Forget the roundups and lhe ranches, and like a little dogie get along to the record. what SMU has to throw these monsters from a place called College Station. To start with, they have Madison (Matty) Bell, a man who even a? the advent of Coach Clarence Geis. The biggest men in Texas, the I he moans his troubles, works on ? the Hurricane's most effective scor- mosl he-mannish men, piny foot- defense that puts leg-irons on you ing weapons have been via the I bal1 - Tne y P la >' for SMU. TCU serial route. In Bud Daugherty and ' Arkansas. Baylor, the Texas Aggies "Pete" Peterson they boast two expert marksmen in heaving the oval, Daugherty also does an overtime Rice, and Texas. Yet. since th° Southwest Conference was organized in 1914. no school has been 3ob of running the ball, as do his | able to gather together enough backfield mates. James McCall and Roy Duncan. In view of the tight defense of the Blytheville thin forward wall, which has yielded only two touchdowns, they likely will take to the air in an effort to hurdle it and offset the powerful men to win two championships ir a row. It is easy to win once, but trr business of repealing u too much even for the double-brea= fn <-!, r'fyjblp chested men of the Lone Slar State. That Is why in Dallas today the running attack from the Notre Southern Methodist Mustangs are Dame system featuring Mosley. .Lloyd, Elliott Saliba and Herschell Beshearse. Usual Lineups Named Big Chief Dildy has named his usual starting eleven which includes: .Wallace Smith and LeRoy Ross, ends; Bo Coppedge and Charles Wright, tackles; Everett Cioslow and James Cobb, guards, and Elmer Stone, center, in the Jine; -Beshars.s, Mosley, Saliba and Lloyd, backs. Coach Geis has indicated that Bobby. ; Cannon and Gene Sellers wil\ be at ends; Elbert Barringer and.-Eugene Harris, tackles; Dick Wiles and E. T. Smith, guards; being given a very sound chance of beating the Texas Aggies tomorrow The Aggies are national champions. They have won 17 straight games against all opposition. They have won nine straight conference victories. They are sparked by a man who is considered to be one of the finest—if not the finest—football players in the country; namely. John Kimbrough. SMU is just another squad in the national football picture. True/ the. Mustangs have not been beaten, but they were tied by Pittsburgh, which everyone admitted was < r mediocre ball club, even before it was beaten, by Ford ham which was In the backfield. he has. others, one Presto Johnson—a good runner, a fair passer and a great kicker. He was the bov who booted one 9 1 * yards agtinst Pitt. At the passing position Mattv ha« * l ie best pair of passers in the United States. No other te^m oroduce a combination such as Johnny Clement and Ray Mallouf Matty's blocking back. Will Mtil- lenwes. needs only 12 more pounds of weight to be as good a blocker as the Aggies' Thomason. and in Bobby Brown at quarter. Bell a smarter boy than the Aggies' Pugh. even if he can't pass as well. SMU has no line, and it doesn't have a man on it that you'll ever see on this year's All-America. . So. you see. the Aggies should be a definite favorite. But today in Dallas you only have to turn around to find SMU money. Real money, too. But I say to hell with precedent Given a dry field I give you the Aggies by two—not points, but touchdowns. Marding_TayJpn center; Daugherty, beaten by a sickly St. Mary's. Peterson, McCall and Duncan in The country may have thrown 1 the.backfield: " over the third-term precedent, but " Billy Dunaway, Arkansas State in Texas the second-term precedent "Vaccine" comes from the word) '"vacca," meaning cow t since cattle i furnished the virus with which the scientist Jenncr"'conquered smallpox. AT NO INCREASE IN PRICE... CENTURY DISTILLING PcoriJ, [Hindu For those contacts that count SKYWAY WORSTEDS Tailored by Mansfield i The plot of any success story is ... contacts. And how quickly you sell yourself depends a whale of a lot on the "first impression" you make I Thai means looking-, your-best every day because you never know when that important contact will pop up! 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