The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 27, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 27, 1940
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PAGE SIX \> U k SLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER' NEWS 27, 1940 Forrest City Has Formidable Team; Blytheville Ready BY J. P. FRIKN'J) Blytheyille's conference champion Chickasaws and the Forrest City Mustangs write "liinis" io i>e U)*10 season in their annual clash tonight at Haley Field and each hopes to scroll a happy ending to sensational records. Starting time is 8 p.m. The/weather man has promised*—— — to furnish a dash of his choicest frigid elements but fans can look 1940 Conference Title Crowns Dildy's "Take Em On" Efforts for a hot time on ihe gridiron. Both, teams have waded through- tough seasons with but single defeats, although the Mustangs also suffered a tie, and honors appear to be almost equally divided. The Dildy Dynamiters have won nine of ten starts, being beaten only by the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane by a single touchdown margin. .The Thoroughbreds have won eight, lost to Paragould by five points and hooked up with Jonesboro in a 20-20 deadlock. •In"the. Big 15 Forrest City is the only unbeaten member, though tied by Jonesboro. while the Chicks chalked up • eight :• triumphs inside ihe loop and were tripped by Jonesboro. 13-6. Since Coach Bill Irving did not schedule the minimum six games as required to be eligible for the championship, the game will have no bearing on the Chicks' title which they clinched last week. Forrest City's chart shows victories over Christian Brothers College 'of Memphis, 19-0; Benton, 390; North Little Bock, 19-13; Marianna. 33-0; Russellville, 20-18; Stuttgart. 34-7; Wynne, 26-7; and Helena. 20-13. Blytheville whipped M e m phis Tech. which recently won the city crown, 13-0; Clarksville. 52-0; Lit- Ue Rock, 21-0; Pine' Bluff, 14-13; North Little Rock, 26-6; Fordyce, 22-7; Hope, 38-6; Russellville, 9-0, and,Benton, 25-0.' The presence of at least ten potential all-conference stars adds considerable prestige to the expected nip-and-tuck battle. Heading the list of Forrest City luminaries is Captain Vernon Turk, hard driving 170-pound back. .Turk is well remembered by local fans who were on ;hand at the Mustang corral last Turkey Day. For he repeatedly broke through the big Maroon forward w*ll for long gains and was a continuous nuisance. His punting kept the Chicks in 'the hole during the first half before they got going to win, 29-6. The score was tied at 6-6 as the teams left the field ; for the rest period. He is considered even better this season, his last. Supporting' him" is Frank Webb, 175-pound sophomore fullback, - Wally r Woody, 200-pound left guard, Al Stewart,•.rangy .left end, Kenny, McCown, right guard. • Six wearers of the : Maroon and White are due to receive consideration for places on the mythical eleven. They are: Norman (Monk) Mosley and Mayfield, (Sonny) Lloyd, famed touchdown twins who rate 1-2 in the league scoring; Big Bo" Coppedge, 215-pound tackle; Everett Croslow, aggressive left guard, and LeRoy Ross, 147-pound right end who lugs the leather with the skill of "a back,' arid 'dependable James (Cowboy) Cobb, right guard. With but few exceptions both teams will be at their physical peak. Head Coach Joe Dildy named Alvis Harris at right end instead of Ross, who is suffering from a badly bruised knee. The other probable Chick starters are the same who have opened most of the games. They are: Elmer Stone, center; Croslow and Cobb, guards; Coppedge and Wright, tackles; Wallace Smith, end; Herschel Beshearse. Mosley, Elliott Saliba, and Lloyd. Coach.Irving has definitely named Turk in .the Forrest City list of openers, despite a bruised foot and charley horse. Russ Rowland right end; Mem Wilson, center' and Al Stewart, have been ailing bin are expected to be all right tonight. Others due to get the first call include: Bryan, (177) left tackle; Woody, left guard; Dude Williams (165), right tackle; Cecil and Andy Forrester, halves, and Webb, fullback. A.s an added feature bands from both schools will parade between halves, Red Cavette. of Memphis, will serve as referee, with Bob King, another Memphian, umpire; Lowell ^Manning, head linesman; and Les- jlie (Duke; Speck, field judge. Jefferson County Still Boasts Star Team—Altheimer At lenst 250 Altheimer footba',1 fans will trek to Blytheville Friday for the all-important clash between Altheimer and Crawfordsville six- man football teams, it was reported today. Six-man fans of Altheimer and nearby towns and cities, including Pine Bluff, regard Altheimer as unbeatable. Altheimer is undefeated .since 1938 according to latest reports. With Pine Bluff suffering its most disastrous season in many- years Jefferson county fans claim they still "tops" in have one the rid team that is world in the six-man Altheimer team. They are confident that their team will take the measure of the powerful Crawfordsville squad here. The game will be the first six- man football game ever played in Blytheville. It is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club for the benefit of the Community Chest with Roy Nelson chairman of the committee 1 in charge. Geis Names 4 Chicks On All-Loop Eleven JONESBORO, Nov. 27. _ Four members of the Blytheville Chicks were listed on the all-conference team chosen by Coach Clarence Geis of the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, conquerors of the 1940 Big 15 cham- B? HENKY MeLRMO&I Her.schell Be.sharse 75 N'nian Mosley fc) 77 Elliott Saliba ... GO Mayfield Lloyd .. 76 DES MOIN'ES, Iowa, Nov. 27. <UI J )—This Is the city where the "\vhite hope" beats eternal in the breasts of the boxing lovers. Not so long ago Des Moines felt thai Johnny Paychek's .skill had riut-ned like the corn and that lie would yo forth LO win the heavy-* weight title from Joe Louis, 1!7te Republican oraior. Johnny went forth, all right, but he came in a bad second. His was at the same time the weakest and the bravest challenge ever made for a championship title, H was the weakest because he \va,s knocked out without ever having thrown a punch. It was. the b.' because no man ever was a.s terrified in a ring as he was. and only courage of the highest order kept him from collapsing while waiting for the first bell to ring. Now Des Moines, undaunted by Paychek's annihilation, has fastened its hopes upon Lee Savold, one of its younger and blonder citizens. This L-ity already has a schedule worked out for Lee. He is to par- aL ni - s industry, tially erase the painful memory i Des Moines feels Here Tonight How Chickasaws-Mustang. Compare Blytheville Wallace Smith Bo Ccppedge* .. Everett Croslow Elmer Stone ... James Cobb ,.. Charles Wright Alv>£ Harris ... No. 62 83 80 70 81 82 78 Wt. 145 215 175 145 170 .190 170 150 155 135 165 L.T. L.O. C rt.G. H.T. R.E. Q.B. UH. R.H. F.B. Forrest City N 0 . \Vt. Al Stewart 81 167 Hod Bryan as 177 Wally Woody ... 89 199 B. Wilson 83 165 Kenny McCown l<j 170 Dude Williams ... 90 175 Russ Rowland ... 80 , 173 Vern. Turk it) .. 85 1G9 C. Forrester 78 155 A. Forrester 87 185 Frank Webb 7G 175 Reserves (Forrest Cityj—(67) WhiUington, <C8> Cotfey, (69) £i- dridge, <70; McGee, (71) Aycock, i72) R. Woody, (73} Porter m; Dangeau, (75 Westbrook, <77j Warren, (tti, Peevey, '86) Bl'edsoe • 84) Hughes, (91) Glass, <92> Jolly, .93) Armstrong, O4j Meison, '95) Darling, <96j Dortch, <97; Austin. Blytheville—< 61) James Anderson, ((53) Bcbby Peterson (tin Hunter Sims, »C5j Jimmie Altoi, «ie, j. T . Victory «i7, Rofc-ri Thompson, (68) Roland Roumaville. .<i9> LeRoy Ross <7n Carlos Deal, (72) Tommy Little, ,73, L. £. Stafford, «74; Cecil Austin '79) Bill Stov-all, (84j Charles Parker. Officials-Red Cavette <Ga. Tech), referee; Bob King (Missouri), umpire; Lowell Manning iArkansas College), head linesman- Leslie (Duke) Speck (Arkansas State College), field jud«e Between 1690 and 1720 it is estimated there were more'than 2000 Pirates off the United State coasi between Maine and Florida. Rflfld Courier News want ads. JOE 1)1 LDY pions. Included were Norman (Monk) Mosley, left halfback; LeRoy ROSS, right end; Bo Coppedge. left tackle and Everett Croslow. loft guard. Only one third of the schools in the circuit were honored: Blylhe- ville, Jonesboro, El Dorado. Little Rock, and Hot Springs. The selections were as follows(Jonesboro) ... Coppedge . (Blytheville) '.'."".' 'LT Croslow (Blytheville) ......... LG Ragland (El Doradol ... c Atkinson (Little Rock) .... .'RG Boozer (El Dorado). .. RT Ross (Blytheville) ...... '. '. ..... RE Daugherty (Jonesboro) ...... QB Mosley (Blytheville) .. HB Reese (El Dorado) ..,,[[ ...... HB Dugan (Hot Springs) ..... .....FB There were a total of 13m daily, weekly, semi-weekly and tri- weekly newspapers in the United States at the end of 1939. Head Courier News want ads "Blytheville has the best high school football material I ever saw," big Joe Dildy told members of the Chickasaw Athletic Club four years ago when he accepted the post as head coach here. "If i don't succeed, it will be my own fault." After voluntarily putting himself on the spot in this manner. Coach Dildy did succeed. His impressive four-year record was climaxed last week when his. boys clinched the 1940 Arkansas High School conference title by whipping- Benton 25-0. bringing to Northeast Arkansas this season's first state grid championship in history. A survey of Coach Dildy's record shows that since he succeeded Carney Laslie as Blytheville's head coach at the beginning of the 1937 season, his teams have won a total of 36 games, losing six and having one tie. Although ;the 1940 season i will not end until after' tonight's f annual game between Blytheville nnd Forrest City, the Chicks' four year scoring record, not counting! this final contest, shows that Ely-' theville has rolled up a total of 1375 i points against 221 for their opponents, leading the conference in scoring in 1938, 1939 and 1940. Dildy's 1937 squad was undefeated and untied, but failed to win the conference title because only five of their ten games were against conference foes. Pine Bluff, which defeated eight members of the circuit that season, was awarded the title. , Coach Dildy credits a great deal of the success of his teams to the help'of his chief assistant. Mitchell Best, who came to Blytheville with Dildy after Coach Leslie resigned to accept the job of line coach at Virginia Military Institute. Best has devoted much of his time to coaching the Chick' backs and the result of his work .is reflected in the high scoring marks set by Blytheville ball carriers. This year two Chick backs, Monk Mosley and Sonny Lloyd, are leading the conference in scoring and apparently will finish the season with a monopoly on individual honors. Most of the scouting duties htive also fallen on Best's shoulders and his thoroughness in preparing the Chicks for their opponents' plays has meant a low average score by opposing teams against Blytheville. One factor to Coach Dildy's credit in the estimation of many football followers is his willingness to accept a tough schedule each season. For the past three seasons he has of Paychek by beating light-heavyweight champion Billy Conn in New York's Madison Square t Garden Friday night, and then* he is io vindicate Des Moines completely by going on to a victory next summer over the aging politician. Louis. Reports from New York that Conn has been made a l to 3 favorite over the lowan are discounted here on the grounds that the East is biased toward its Eastern fighter, and everyone is quite sure that Savold should certainly sent his team against Pine Bluff, he no worse tnan even money. Little Rock and North Little Rock on consecutive week-ends, and this year succeeded in trimming all three in a row, something . rarely attempted, much less accomplished, by other coaches in the state. Year before last he flung a challenge to "any prep .school team in the nation" which resulted in the 1939 Chicks scheduling and decisively beating Riley High of South. Bend, Ind., in an intersectiorial-" contest. Wife's Hair Blue, He Says LAKE WORTH, Fla. (UP)—.'. are accused of paying little attention to their wives' appearance after they are married. A motorist's application for his wife's driving license gave the following answers on a description of her: Eyes? Blue. Hair? Blue. Read Courier News want ads. Everyone was cheered, too. by reports that Savold has been training seriously for the bout. Inquiry here revealed that for a while it was feared that Savold had ambitions to become the corn belt Tony Galentp. Blessed with a natural taste for beer, and an equally natural dislike for such things as shadow boxing, sparring, road work and diets, he found it difficult to maintain what medical men term "tip top" shape. His weight rose •and fell like the tides. Sometimes Uie would light at 190 and sometimes' at 225 and 230. / For Conn, .however, the Des Moines Norwegian has really worked. Before going to New York to &o his final work in the ^mart atmos'-' -phere of the exclusive Columbus Circle gymnasium (no one allowed unless wearing cap and sweater) ••he. toiled for three weeks in a Wisconsin forest, wiiere it is said he hud the local beavers marvelling that Savold will knock out Conn. Here he is regarded as the hardest hitter in ihe world, Louis included, and the fact that lie has broken the jaws of several of his recent ooponents Is spoken of- with justifiable pride. He is said-to hit .fust as devastatingly widT his left hand as with his right, and that his left jab is not only, a superbly fashioned weapon but one that nacks tremendous authority. Savold's courage and stamina never have been questioned, either. He got off the floor to give Buddy Baer a busy evening and out here they figure if the mammoth Baer couldn't stop him. Conn's punches surely certainly won't bother him. For myself, I am not so sure about that. Billy the Kid will hit Savold more than he ever was hit before. That's a certainty. There isn't a boxer who can match Conn for speed and accuracy. And he can punch, too. When he wants to, that is. When Billy tires of fancy- dan ning- it and settles down on his 'feet, he can throw a right hand that'll hurt anvone. I saw him knock Bob Pastor through the ropes with a right, hand smash, and Pastor takes a fair sort of punch. WHY PAY MORE? 1.—Short terms considered as cash. 2.—Everything, everyday, the best for as LESS. 3 -~ I - ar » e st variety in town—Meats—Poultry—Groceries 4.—Prompt delivery town or country—Nc Ions waiting 5.—Quality unexcelled—Never undersold any day. All These & More at the One & Only RITE PRICE GRO. & MKT. 111-113 E. Main in Blytheville Phone 234 . . . / called for Calvert "Special" and found out why it's the largest-selling whiskey in the world. It tastes better. MOTOR CO. ; Phone Sift WPNDED WHISKEY Calvert "Special": 90 Proof-72*% Grain " _ S ?" lt$ ' Calvert Disdu « s Corporation, New York City Agent Sinclair Refining Company (inc ) B. J. ALLEN Phone 200 For Des Moines .sake I hope Savold wins. But it'll surprise me if he is in there at the finish. 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