The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 21, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Dildy Nails Rumor Reserves Might Get First Call Friday THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21,. 1940 Surplus . 335 03 jouiru 0] • aq) .* "I -intend to have my strongest* available team on ;tne field at'the ' beginning," the big chief said. "At no lime did I plan anything else and 1 don't know where and how .the word got out that the second team would start. "However, I hope to use as many players as possible but only if and after we get a- substantial lead. It seems as if this is a year of upsets and we cannot afford to get caught napping this late in the season when it seems that we have an even chance, to win the championship. On paper Benton doesn't uado pfnoAY Sifoiqo O.IOM SOAJOSOJ oqi ui uojssas pi?aj.[ A'q p05Jisi?qduja-qa oq-j 'jsuitfgi? sja#U[.r)8 rate as strong as the Chicks but neither did Iowa with Notre Dame, North Carolina with Duke, and o'thers. ^ Unfortunately perhaps the game must be decided on the gridiron and not with pencil and paper. "Because of our tough schedule we have been forced to point for every game, instead of just one or two as some of the other confer- ,vince teams. Since we are at the ' L top of the list every team is gun' for us. That makes it that ^ much tougher. We have cpncen- firated our efforts this week toward ' Beating Benton. The next game twill take care of itself. One is .just ]as important as the other to us. To <be beaten by Benton would count no less against us than -a licking „ ;by Forrest City, Pine Bluff, Little r Rock, or any other team. We have ourfeyes on the conference title and are out to win it. But we can reach it only week by week, game by game." . ' . / . Tneir spirits 'buoyed by the ex- - ceJUent workout Tuesday featured ' by drive and power during scrimmage, the tribe began tapering yesterday. They spent considerable time checking , the Benton plays, took stock 01 their pass derense, and unhmbered their own scoring plays. • Tnere is every reason to believe that trie visitors will flash an aerial attack since their forward wall is none ^ too -strong. In other games this^ season -they ,have bel-i;i6rced to-take to the air 1 for their gains. ' JLU. yuartefoack Byron Nelson cm Panthers boast a better-trian-aver- age cnunker, and an excellent receiver in Right End ijhoppach. • Txus combination lias clicked repeatedly, several going for: touch- qowns. Bill Westbrook, 160-pound - ruuoack, also takes a band in. the . cni'owmg. Many ot his passes' have oeen directed at Nelson who goes uown when not on the nurling^end. The tiioal innnnary .{list' still claims LeRoy Ross, rignt end,.wno Vl is receiving treatment for; a bruised "xnee sunered in the Russelivilie Alvis Harris has been hoid- Today's Sport Parade 'ing" down the terminal and is\ almost certain to get, the first assignment. j -Big Bo Coppedge and Sonny f^ioyct also are 'ahmg, Bo "'with a leu arm that .he has protecting with a shield, and with, a twisted loot, hurt before the Jonesboro game. Both have not missed a practice session, however, and are expected to hoid tiown their usual jobs. } James Aiilt writes that his crew Js in "pretty good shape" and expects to shoot the same lineup which started against North Littte Kock against the locals. He added he hopes to "give' them a good game." The Panthers have won only two games, a 20-19 scoring spree from catholic High of Little'.Rock, and ironv Arkadelphia; 26-0. They have been trounced by Beebe, 19-0- Forrest City, 39-0; Bauxite, 19-0;'Russellville, 19-0, and North Little Rock. 27-0. Blytheville downed Russelivilie, 9-0, and whipped North Little Rock 26-6, the only common opponents. If the weather is favorable the Chicks will unlimber under the lights tonight to close out the pre- ' game activities, beginning at 7 o'clock. The Panthers are expected to arrive early tomorrow afternoon and will be stationed at Hotel Noble. Sikes. Comiskey And Marshall In Wins At Memphis MEMPHIS, Nov. 21^—Bob Sikes of Pine Bluff, Ark. handed Neville (Tiger) Beech of Picayune, Miss a decisive beating in 10 rounds here DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 21. (UP)—Each year about this time, I write a story advising officials of the various bowl games about the teams they should select to play in their own particular piles of concrete on New Year's Day. This has become such a tremendously unpopular feature, both with the bowl authorities and the public. that I hesitate to abandon it. After all. when a writer develops a following, no matter if it is composed of prominent poison penners and those who sign names other than their own, he should strive to hold it. It is better to have that postman bring a time bomb than nothing at all. So, without further ado, let me plunge my nose into business that is not mine at all, and give you the proper bowl lineups for January 1, 1941. The Rose Bowl should entertain Stanford and the Texas Aggies. Stanford is already in and has.the right to invite any tfeam it chooses. Too many times in the past, the West Coast champion, knowing that the bowl would be filled,.no matter what team furnished the opposition, has selected the .weakest team with a national ranking. Remember Duke in 1938? Texas has been especially slighted by the Far Western crmmoions. Texas Christian should have been asked the year O'Brien was at his best, and the Texas; Ag?ies should have been given consideration, last year. This year there can be no ignoring the Assies. They will have won 20 straight IJ'heh'. they, finish with Texas r o'iv Saturday, t and come mighty close to • winning trie national championship two years in succession. . If Stanford wants .-to prove that Clark Shaughnessy really has wrought a miracle, and that its amazing comeback is not largely due to the weakest Pacific Coast Conference in years, it will take "a 'Whack at .the Aggies. Now, to straighten out matters for the Sugar Bowl. The logical pairing down there in the land of po' boy- sandwiches, gumbo, and Creole mamas, is Tennessee and Boston College. Tennessee wouldn't go too well in the Rose Bowl after the collapse of lost year, but would do all right in the sugar division. A game down there would give the VoJs the .distinction of having played in three different bowls on successive years. Boston College has yet to beat Auburn, of course, and I'm not saying- it will. As a matter of fact, the best longshot of the season is to take a flier on the boys from Auburn, the loveliest village of the Alabama plain, to upset the Easterners. Now what does that leave for the Orange and Cotton Bowls? My heart is heavy for the Cotton Bowl, and its fine officials like Dan Rogers 'of Dallas. Here is a bowl that- has been n flop to date. Yet it would have been a tremendous 'Bama Bombshell FLUNG mm A Yankee, from Titusville, Pa., Mary Sara ^Philips exhorts sons ana daughteis of Dixie as fireball cheerleader for Alabama. Leading Six-Man Teams To Clash Here Nov. 29 Reports Gleaned From Here and There In Soulh's Toughest Conference ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 21. (UP) — Southeastern Conferejice side dishes on Turkey Day: The first selections indicate the writers won't vary far on their all-conference choices this year. Fred Russell of the Nashville Banner and Pat Moulton of the Mob;le Press 'have .spotted their Learns land both list Elrod of Mississippi [ State and Rast of Alabama on the ends, Shires of Tennessee at one tackle, and Nelson of Alabama; Johnson of Mississippi State, -Foxx cf Tennessee and Hapes of Mississippi in the backkfield. Haven't they heard of Jimie Hovius or would not one of Harry Mehre's H-boys raise enough "H" in an all-star backfield? In Gainesville they are talking about arranging a special/train to carry Florida fans to ".. Atlanta' to .see the 'Gators play Georgia Tech. That's a far cry from a year ago, when few Horidam cared to journey as far as Jacksonville with transportation prepaid. The victory over Georgia fired the entire .state and many supporters are betting the 'Gators will take Bill Alexander's tricky Engineers. Florida has never beaten both Georgia and Tech in the same season. Alabama has hot allowed a touchdown on running plays this season but the Crimson Tide has been .dealt disaster through the air. Three of Tennessee's scores came on passes and the fourth on a 50-yard punt haul by that guy, Johnny Butler. (And why isn't he Chrysler «ThnnderboP' | Coming 1 'ffircl"^ i ••" •••'•' ' . ..-'•'..•.:•.•. • .. : . ; ' - J The Kiwanis Club of Blytheville today announced that Crawfordsville, leader in the Northeast Arkansas Six-Man ^Football League, and Altheimer, leading six-man team of the southern part of the state, will meet in the first contest of its kind here Friday night, No'y. 29. jhe game is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club for the benefit of the Community Chest. The'game .will bring together two of the outstanding six-man teams in the south and give, many Blytheville fans their;first glimpse of the wide open, fast breaking six- man team style of play. .; : Altheimer has run rough shod over all foes this season, winning seven games and scoring 293 points' to 36 points for the opposition. Al theimer, about 15 miles f ro m Pine Bluff, has' not tasted defeat since early in the 1939 season! Crawfprdsyille has encountered rugged opposition in .its' league which includes Shawnee, Luxora. Armorel, Lepanto, West Memphis and other teams. Grawfordsville demonstrated its strength when it rolled over Armorel recently, 33 to 12.' ' , . ' . . . ' '• '• '•;:•.•.•. Final arrangements for the game were "completed yesterday by ;Rpy Nelson," chairman of the Kiwanis Ghib t committee in charge of, the' event which will be staged at- Haley Field. Proceeds will go to the Community Chest fund. Corning Plays Seminoles At "^ Osceola Tonight OSCEOLA, Nov. 21.—The Osceola High • School Seminoles will p i a y the Corning Bobcats here at 8 tonight. The visitors .have lost only one game and are in second place in conference standing. The Semi- to exnmine iLs =• hemselves. rnr; all-star team) ? Kayoes Kilby In Second Round At Holland Arena Last Night Bob Hartwell, 187-pound Missourian, scored his .second consecutive kayo at the "expense of James Kilby, East St. Louis fighter, at Harry Bailey's new boxing arena near Holland Tuesday night. Kilby on somebody's Tech counted two touchdowns -, . . against-Alabama through the air. J. fte , r bem ° The Alabama defenders seemed to! st ' know where the .passes were going _but they couldn't outfight the receivers. Coach Frank Thomas | the bid hardly will is giving his side backs, Dave'before Dec 1 Brown and Charley Deshane, a' took the count in the second round floored twice in the One of the best scraps on the be extended thorough course this week in the manly art of going up and grabbing that pass, or at least breaking it up. This much seems definite: Either Alabama or one of the Mississippi teams will get the southern half of the Orange Bowl invitations. But with Mississippi and Mississippi state meeting this week and State and Alabama -the next; noles hope to get back in the win-' hing column after losing to Earle. 7 , to 0, last Friday night. r Billie Driver, Seminoie back, will not be Whatever became of Kentucky's jinx over Tennessee? Three times in 10 years the Blue Grass eleven held the Vols to ties in their final game just when it seemed they wouJo^ go undefeated. But that was Before' the present Tennessee victory string. In 1938, Tennessee won by an astronomical score and last year by three touchdowns. The handicap boys say the latter score will- be about right for Saturday. ' Speaking of the Mississippi H boys, the folks around Oxford know that both Hovius and Hapes can't be named . All-America so , _ , ' ' , ""** —«»* v MO A^u.^.i4v.vk . ^4.*i^iiJ.nti JXCV OVI aoie to play because of an injured one local-wag nominated: "Havious ^a- 1 f"lf TV^Ticcic-fir^rvi T*-v»- l^f*- Vv^lfU^, «1- *' I of Mississippi for left halfback; success if only the champions of Texas—the native champions—had played in it since its conception. The Cotton Bowl would have had S. M. U. in 1938; T. C. U. in 1939. and the Aggies in 1940. That would have been a beautiful set-up; and lifted the Cotton Bowl into the high brackets. This year. I'm afraid the Texans are going to take n kicking again, and probably have to settle on S. M. 17, and Ford ham, a pair of beaten teams. The Orange Bowl can invite several unbeaten teams. There U Penn State, for one. Marshall for another. St. Ambrose and Minnesota for two more. Or it could use a fine Nebraska team and a Georgetown club that lost to Boston c.°by | only one point. I think Nebraska and Georgetown would be a sound attraction for Miami and its sunshine. After all, the weather is so good down there it really doesn't matter who plays. In the next installment I will settle the problems of the Prune. Sun, Finger, and all the other bowls. Also, I will quote from let- f ' D •** *** » WU11UO IICIC ---•« — , A *i»fc* X^VAVtt M VJlii LCL*~ , last night to successfully defend his ters in answer to this story, calling ^southern heavyweight champion- J me ^busybody, an ignoramus, and It was announced that Sikes •would box Jack Marshall of Dallas here Dec. 11. \ Pat Coraiskey of Patterson, N. J. t giMned a technical knockout over %r~Mainich of New York city in tt» third round of the semi-final. Marshall, who lost on a technical knfckout to Sikes in Little Rock a : »«Jfl»|-,»*o; stopped Spike Pranks of •{' Detroit, Mich, in thet third round. , —well, everything but what I am— a fellow who has lost his draft number. DANCE EVERY BLUE ROOM HOTEL NOBLE BONNIE-BUTTER STEAK_ SANDWICHES SERVED "None but -BUSH for me!" Nunh-Bush as/iionecL Oometimc when you are near the store we want you to stop in and try on this shoe. It's one of the finest fitters we've ever seen —and it's styled in the new heavy brogue manner, so popular on the campus. Yes, it's Ankle-Fashioned, which means "comfort-fixt" and longer lasting style. Other Nunn-Bnth Shoes $8,50 to $12.30 Edgerton Shoes $5 Champion Shoes $4 R. D. HUGHES & CO. $5.'o $6.85^1 These All-Antericcm stars work wonders as a team! lou can count on every Arrow Shirt, Tie and Handkerchief to win'honors by itself . . . you can count on them to win more honors when you wear them together. 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