The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1940 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 20, 1940
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1940 Chicks Go Through Brisk Workout For penton Game Friday BY J. P. FRIEND , The Blythevilie Chickasaws' vacation was a one-day BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUUIER NEWS Tliis Is The End I affair. Given a comparatively easy workout Monday when a bit ot horseplay way inserted to break the routine monot-1 ony the Chicks went back to the-grind with vim and vigor. yesterday in perhaps the best practice session in weeks. I i hey spent more.: than: two; hours +—7—-———~—— Ion the field and there was not a Idull moment. Working like Trepans they rehearsed the en lire category—calisthenics, fundamen- , Jtals, defense against Benton forma - jtions, scrimmage, dummy tackling land blocking, charging on the buck- I board, and wind sprints. It was necessary to turn on the lights to I j finish but the youngsters appeared | unusually fresh despite the long [and laborous drill. * Frosh Backs Shine •The two-freshman backs, Curios I Deal, second string fullback, and J- T. (Speed) Victory, who has been used at the three other ball carrying posts, sparked the scrimmage session which drew favorable comment from the coaches. Deal shewed new drive and speed as he ripped into the line or skirted off tackles, while Victory repeatedly Still Heads League With Marked Tree Close' Second CKceola. the cnly Mississippi County school included in the Northeast Arkansas Conference foi* 11-man football, remained sixth in , the 12-team league after the official standings were announced yesterday. K,.^I • , ., - , . - _ T - .- i Corning with six wins and otie ^," U ^ J* e 'L *"" .?"'»: 1<™. is still h«d of the list with I handling right end in the absence of LeRoy Ross, Elliott Saliba. George Trusty and Wallace Smith I also turned in long runs. There was excellent blocking both in the line and down field, especially oy Everett Croslow, James Cobb. Her- jschell Besharse, Bo Coppedge, Elmer Stone, and Charles Wright. a percentage of .857 while Marked Tree, with five wins and one loss, is a close second. - Rector, in third place, has six wins and one loss but there is also a tie to mar an almost perfect record. Enile is in: fourth place witn fciT wins and one loss. Parkin is fifth with three wins, one loss and The touchdown twins. Captain | cne tie Qsceola has three wins, Norman (Monk) Mosley and Mayfield (Sonny) Lloyd, participated two losses and two ties. Three wins and the same num- in the entire program except the ber O f losses is the record of Pig- scrimmage. They were relieved by • 30t t ; Pocahontas has three wins Victory and Deal after running a { an d four losses; Imboden has but few plays and had to be content with watching their understudies (shine. ' Bo Wearing Shield His left arm still protected by a [shield, Coppedg^e saw action in the entire rough work' without mis*- hap. He hopes to remove the protector in. a few days, possibly bc- I fore game time. Ross spent the entire afternoon Ion the trainer's table with the reflector trained on his injured ri»ht knee. Although it has improved I considerably with the heat treat| ments he likely will gee a rest jthis week, especially since Harris [has shown to such an advantage. While major attention was directed to their own offense the Chicks took time out to again re[view the formation expected to -be; used^by their opponents, the;'Ben-ton Panthers, Friday night. Stanfill Cutchen, former Junior coach i who saw the Panthers against Rus- one victory and six losses and the same record is held by Harrisburg while Newark has one win and seven losses and Hoxie has no wins and five leases. The championship will be decided after the Nov. 28 games. Von Zuppi Wins Over Bennett Karl Von Zuppi swept the last two falls to take a twc-out-of-thrce fall match.,/ against rough "Gebrge ;-Bennett," Salt Lake City grappleiv a.t ; ' the Legion arena Monday : night. Winner of the other match on -the weekly program was No, youl-e not seeing things. It's only that a distortbgi-aph camera makes Joe Davis appear overly equipped for end position with Southern California, or perhaps picture was taken to illustrate wny they still call it football. sellville week before last, set up I Joe .Welch, who was awarded the their plays with the second team so the regulars could get- an idea deciding fall over "Wild Reel" Roberts when the latter was dis- of what to expect. Vanthcrs Have Speed Cutchen .^reported that Coach Jimmy Ahlf. former Osceola mentor, has a light- but scrappy team. The line averages approximately 165 pounds and the backs better than 150. Outstanding in the forward wall, , . , is Shoppach, 150-pound right end, ; ' iesAp ,^" V 5t; Richards, 165-pound center, and Moore, 168-pound left tackle. Shoppach was on the receiving end of qualified for strangling. In the Von ..Zuppt-BeuneCt battle, Bennett was the winner of the first tumble in nine minutes, forcing Von Zuppi to surrender with a hammerlock and a few crushing heel prints. Von Zuppi used body pins to take the second and third falls, in five and four minutes several neat passes and turned in a great defensive job in checking Russcllvillc backs? the Chick scout said. Fullback. Bill Westbrcok, who scales 160 pounds, is the heaviest in the backfield and a hard driving youngster. He-divides the passing and punting with Byron Nelson. US-pound quarterback. These.two kept the Russellville forwards busy all evening and have been outstanding in. most of the other cnmcs. ScvcJi "Wolves Killed in D;iy DUNCAN, Ofcla. <UP>—Anyone who believes that wild animals have vanished from the Southwest should consult. E. T. Thomas, government trapper. In one week he killed seven wolves near here. After taking the first fall in 12 minutes with body slams and a, body pin Welch came back only '. to Impressive Cast Lined Up For Bouts At ; [Memphis Auditorium Many local boxing fans plan to go to Memphis tonight for what is expected to be one of' the greatest mitt shows staged -in ""the Bluff City in years. Feature of tonighL's all-star card at Ellis Auditorium will be a ten-round scrap between "Tiger" Beech of Memphis and Picayune. Miss.,'and Arkansas' favorite. Bob Sikes. to decide the Southern heavyweight championship. The round-up of fistic talent that will parade before Mid-South fans tonight will include the sensational New Jersey Irishman; Pat Cbmis- key, hailed as a possible successor to Joe Louis, who \vill be .sent into tlie battle pit to issue with Max Minnich, New" York Jewish of boy. Another ten-rounder will be fought by rugged Jack Marshall of Dallas and. , "Spike" Pranks Detroit. This boxing show is being pro motecl by one of the nation's most famous matchmakers, Jack Kearns in celebration with Milo Solomito of Memphis. Another famous ring figure who will have a hand ,ir tonight's proceedings is Beunj Leonard, former world lightweight champion, who will referee the Becch-Sikes bout and the semi- windup between Comiskey and Minnich. Ered Gets!, well-known Memphis fight official, will be ; the third man in the ring for the preliminary fights which will include a pair of four-rounders and'a battle royal between five blind-folded negroes. Mayor Walter Chandler of Memphis will present the winner of the Beech-Sikes bout a special championship belt, 'as emblem of r the Southern heavyweight title, subject of a heated dispute between Beech and Sikes. Jimmy Lun.sford. s c n sa M o nal young Blythevilie heavyweight who has made an amav:ing record of 19 wins in 20 amateur fights in the past six months, .will be a guest of the promoters at the fights tonight. JHHIEGE xnild Upset Plans To Pit Boston Against Viols In Sugar Bowl NEW YORK, NOV, .20. (UP)-Ex- perls and fans already have con- bigned Boston College to the Sugar Bowl ns an opponent of-Tennessee on ..Now Year's Day. but Boston Ccach Frank Leahy sees Auburn ns i\ formidable stumbling block next Saturday. A.s the season wears onto its final weeks it becomes increasingly harder to keep a football team Rt top pitch, and Leahy realizes this danger 11 facing n strong Au- i-n club trying to atone for fumbling itwuy victory ngnlnst L. S. TJ. Ifust week. in rolling over eight straight opponents by a total of 290 points to 45, Boston College hns not had a letdown all season and Leahy fears that, one iniyhi be clue to follow that tough 19-18 victory 1 over Georgetown last week. Easterners who saw that bruising game fl-urc that any of the bowl promoters could do worse than scheduling- (hose two great clubs Tor a replay on Jan. 1. Boston College attained top ranking in the East in the eyes of most experts despite the announcement of the Lambert Trophy .Committee that Cornell still 'had n shade the better of it in the standings for the eastern championship. There seems little basis for keeping Cornell at the top since tlie Big Red conceded defeat to Dartmouth in that sunner nt Hanover. N.-H., last, week. AH concede that Cornell probably would lick the same Dartmouth nine times out of 10, but there is a unanimity of opinion that all concerned in this unprecedented .situation acted In an honorable and sportsmanlike manner; Referee Red Fiesqirs admission of error; Corneir.s concession of defeat; Dartmouth's acceptance of victory. _ .,.'.' • The defeat, first suffered by Cornell since 1938, makes the •CbrneU- Ponn same Saturday all the more Attractive. Without this • loss the Big Red undoubtedly would have been heavily favored against the '< Quakers, but now it shripes ,up an Ivy League climax. , : Georgetown, ranked third in Lambert standings by virtue of Its great stand against Boston College, ends Its season Saturday a big choice over George Wash ing- •'tpn 'rind ' a ' leading contender Toi the Orange or Cotton Bowl bid, Pordham, .almost forgotten since being upset by St. Mary's, • still Ks one of the • ranking teams of the East "and will seek to boost .it 1 ? bowl stock against Arkansas in the seetioiVs only Thanksgiving Day game of consequence. . With 'the Ivy- League 'and many ! other eastern teams ending the {season, this week, the section's last i He will , be accompanied by his j trainer and coach, Joe .Craig, who | will introduce his -protege To KcimiR land others. ,. Me program also includes:' 1 'Army- 1 Princeton, Boston U.-Western Maryland ; Brown-Dartmouth, . Catho-i Uc-Provldence, Colgate-Columbia, Cornell-penn, Duqucsne-Vlllanova,. Harvard-Yale, Holy Cross-Manhat-l tan. Lafayette-Lchl^h, L. I. u,- Toledo, Penn State-Pittsburgh, Rutgers-Mnryland. Temple invndes Norman to meet Oklahoma and West Virginia goes west to tackle Michigan State. PAGE FIVE Today's Sport Parade OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 20. (UP)-Maybe the nmn talks tho way hc does because this' Ls the part of the country where you never hear a discouraging word, but whatever the reason Tom Slldham likes to defend football officials. SUdham's word is not without weight, cither. In the 'first- place, he is bigger than any of the Oklahoma football players he coaches, and that Ls snyinfc plenty, because you'll never miss the buffaloes as long as you can visit nearby Norman and take a look at the Sooner squad. In fact, one of tho rules governing ulumni recruiting in this sect-ion Ls that all prospects under six feet and weighing less than 200 be thrown back as undersized. In the second place, Stidham's vole of confidence in officials means something because he hut been around .football as a playci and as a couch lor nigh onto 20 years and in that length of time a fellow is bound to run the gamut of officials from wheezy old gentlemen who wouldn't know a flanker from a chicken coop, to bright young men who blow their whistles just to call attention to themselves. And, thirdly, Stidham Ls one of the best coaches in the country and knows a good official when -h c sees one. "You know," big Tom .-said HS he watched his team work out for Saturday's game with Temple,' "you know, that mistake by PrcLsell in tho Dartmouth-Cornell game, unc the one Johnny Getcheil made in Notre Dame game with Carnegie , year or two ago, were given too much publicity. The public is liable to start thinking thnt the officials aren't competent and that would be a whacking mistake. "They are ' nn urn o King group o men. Honest, sincere, hard-working 'iwnd unbelievably efficient. I ;m< unbelievably efficient because then isn't a game in the world that put such a burden on Its officials as does football. In the first place. 22 players arc involved with each snap of the ball. That means 44 possible violations of the rules, because there isn't n play that doesn't afford each; one;. of the players »n opportunity to do something illcVaJ. That means n -lot for an official to watch. Sure I've seen them make mistakes. Who hasn't? But who doesn't make mistakes? I make them, you make them mid so does everybody else. The wonder to me is that officials call games as accurately as they do." Stidham has no patience with those critics who, in a projection room on Monday, put the referee and the other officials to a tost with the motion pictures of.-the game. "There- never was an ordinary mortal with camera eyes," Stidhnm points out;. "you don't tell me a human being Is supposed to see all the things a camera does, I'm telling you that, until'someone invents a robot official—a creation of steel and gadgets who sees all, knows all, and can make split second decisions without chance of error we'd better stick by the officials we have a-nd be grateful for them." In the Big six conference, Stidham explained, everything. possible Is done to guarantee competent officials. In September, the eligible officials meet with the commissioner in Kansas City. They arc put through physical tests to determine their Itness to keep up with the play They are drilled m the mechanics if the game, and then given a writ- en examination covering nil the tandard- football situations plus L dozen or more trying ones that might come up. They 5 u- c then -iven grades and the ranking 'ones ;et the assignments. If any coach would care 'to at- nck officials just let him drop me i line nnd this department of swcet- iess and light will be turned'over ,o him. be flattened by Roberts in 15 minutes with a punishing kidney punch. As the two fought'for the third and deciding fali, Roberts refused' to stop strangling his opponent and was disqualified, giving Welch the fall. The victoty wa.s somewhat of revenge for Welch who was jured by Roberts some months [. hi another match. M PROTECTS mf MAUAKD Read Courier News want ads. UAPPY H OUR GRO.& "MKT. F&EK BELIYEBT Jit W. Main St, Phone 15 CALL FOR More than 14,000 teeth have been counted in.the mouth of a normal Homecoming At > Shawnee School Friday, Nov.-22 The six-man football .games,.of Northeast Arkansas this < weekend" will be featured with Homecoming at Sha.wnee of .Joiner, when" this ' team will play Ivfcrion Friday afternoon. Second in the -Northeast Arkansas'.' Football League championship race, Shawnee will ,get a chance to meet the top ranking team, Crawfordsville, for- the Thanksgiving game which may decide the championship. For this week, the schedule is: Tyronza at Armorei; Trumann at Hulbcrt-West Memphis; Crawfords- vlllc at Reiser;, Marion at Shaw- ncc; Lepanto at Turrell; Dyess at Luxora, It Seems Early Hunter Is Successful, Too A successful deer hunter who kept his laurels hidden is Dr. P, L. Husbands, who bagged a deer the first morning of the season. He^was delighted with his kill bat couldn't hunt any more because the limit is one deer a season. A member of a hunting party of Stone and Izard counties citizens, Dr. Husbands made the only kill of the hunt when he shot the four-point deer. - The Increasingly rapid gala- in the number of s the most MR. FARMER We have a demonstrator MASSEY-HARRIS TRIPPER The. mallard (hick is too cagey to tfre the bank srtcb a u>Me-opeu crack at bh off-sfirias . 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