The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 4, 1940
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PAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Socker Christman Boston Needs Hurlers But Trades Off Some Just The Same BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. 4 (UP) The Boston Red Sox, who need pitchers worse than any other club in the majors, today sold two pitchers to the St. Louis Browns. For an unannounced sum of cash the Red " Sox sold Dennis Galehouse and Pritz Ostermueller. Galehouse won G and lost C last, season and Ostermueller won 5 and lost 9. About a year ago the Red Sox sold Eldon Auker to the Browns, and --lie won 16 games and lost 11. Tlie baseball people were speculating today whether sale of Galehouse and Ostermueller meant the Fted Sox were hoping to make an important deal for a strong arm pitcher, or whether they were clearing house for a new deal involving the entire club. Manager ;Joe Cronin said the pitchers never showed enough to win for him. and the best thing to do was'lei .them go. Among the National League clubs there was much speculation and dickering but no deals. The National League champion Cincinnati Reds considered several offers but were unable to agree. The Brooklyn Dodgers were understood to have closed a deal for Catcher Mickey Owen; but severa? other National League clubs insisted they were in the market for him Even though this is a minoi league meeting the majors were trying to steal the show, and they did, if you can consider the Red Sox—Browns—Ostermueller — Galehouse deal an important one. However, there are a few important matters concerning the financing o' about" 30" minor league clubs that officials are going to take up tomorrow. Around the lobbies here the theme songs are "Gimmie Some Ball Players," or, "Gimmie Some Cash." Judge Kennesaw M. Landis if circulating here more actively thar at any minor league meeting ii years. And some of the importatv baseball people are wondering whti he is going to say when he make: his talk .it the banquet Thursday night. * : ,- . . Sport Parade or not, u man, living anywhere within the confines of this state will hear little else discussed. But a coach can sift this information more intelligently. , LINCOLN, Neb.,-Dec. 4. (UP)— ; After spending several days in .this- rally ridden city, I left this morning > with] one impression: " ' The '-T" formation, a joint masterpiece provided - by two. of football's best minds, George Halas of the . Chicago Bears/ and Clark Shaughnessy of Stanford, may have left'destruction, debris and broken hopes in. its wake through the west coast campaign this fall, but Nebraska coaches and football players are confident .that they can handle the quick opening plays and the flanker passes. on which it is built. .. ' Roy "Link" Lyman, Nebraska line coach, flew to Chicago .for two purposes last weekend: (1) to attend the Chicago Bears' annual class reunion of "alumni" and. (2) to watch the • team for which he played a majority of his 286 college and professional games, in action. He sought out his old boss, Halas. and another former Nebraska player. Bernie Masterson, now a quarterback with the Bears, who- helped Shaughnessy install the "T" formation at Palo Alto last spring. However, neither of them would talk and Lyman said that his respect for the two men mounted But .Link kept careful notes on the offensive tactics ' of his former mates as they walloped the Chicago Cardinals, knowing that here wa the same edition of plays, bound i full leather, that the Huskers would be facing*New Year's afternoon in the Rose Bowl. Nebraska has won a reputation as a power team, a group of yo^ men who follow the rock 'em sock 'em tenets of Pitt teams under Dr Jock Sutherland. But a study of the record for the complete season offers another angle. The Huskers can pass when they have to. They don't throw many, but in the nine games they have played against Minnesota, Indiana, Kan: sas, Missouri, Oklahdma, Iowa. Pittsburgh, Iowa State and Kansas State, the Comhuskers have completed 49.4 per cent of the 87 forwards they have thrown. Only eight Paul Christman When next, you hear from Paul Christman, the Missouri football star will be trying for a major league berth. A first baseman who swats a long ball, Christman is sought by the Yankees, Tigers, Indians nnd Cardinals. Tls brother. Mark, has played 'n the infield for the Tigers and Browns. Fordham's Opponent In Cot Ion Bowl Expected 1 o Re Texas Aggies By Uniled Press e i Only one berth remained to b« | filled in ''NPW Year's Day football j tMrty follwimr rif>or«etown's I or an invitation to meet-j Mississinpi State in the Bowl at Miami. This Mi. onlv t.h-> opponent of Fordhnn jn t)v> rjolion Bowl at, Dallas t.o be decided. The Texas At/<nes ore cxnecU-d to yel the c-i)l but Southwestern r-onferan.^ offi- ':>H!.S have deckled to await the outcome of the Soul.hfcrn JVHhod- ist-Rice game Saturday before making a choice. The SMU-Ricft winner will lit; Uu> A«gie.s for the conference title, but the Aggies are favored to get the bowl nomination of victories over both during the season. GeorypUnvn beaten only by Bos- Ion College, -accented the Orange Bowl invitation by telegraph last ruVhl and C. P. Baldwin, president, of the Oranue Bow) committee, .nredicted a sellout crowd of 34,000 to sec two such "excellently coached teams." Here Ls the virtually completed bowl program: Rose Bowl (Pasadena)—Stanford vs. Nebraska. Sugar Bow! (New Orleans) — Tennessee vs. Boston College. .Orange Bowl (Miami)—Mississippi Stnte vs. Georgetown. • Sun Bowl '(El Paso) — Arizona State vs. Western Reserve. Cotton Bowl (Dallas')—Fordham vs. . have been picked off by enemy hands and they have never thrown more than a dozen in any one lontest. My understanding is that most coaches figure 40 per cent a .iigh average for pass completions. Six of the 25 touchdowns scored by Nebraska were through the air. j A study of the season's play also reveals that only three- totichdow.u .lave been scored through" either ;he first or second string; Jines and Jhe' of those was by Iowa State Tom the 1 yard line, after a 48 /arc! pass had put the bail there. Minnesota bumped, through in two jla'ys from -the- five yard line and Pittsburgh'pieked' up its one touch- Jown ovegrright* tackle from about ,he six yard line. The red light has jeen oh nt -'all other times. If the Huskers are vulnerable, t is in lack .of a defense for the ;ass. This may prove fatal with :?ra'nkie Albert's left, paw at the controls of Stanford's, aerial game Just '.how/ much do the ri.v'jr caches know .of the enemy V It was understood" that a Stanford scpu .•at' in'.the stands "Saturday' as the Huskers stopped Kansas State. He iidh't come near ' the press hutch, .lowever. AnoUier unobtrusive spec- .ator at the ;big-; game at Berkeley ,vas named Adolph Lewandowoki whose'elbows likely dug into the •ibs of the gentleman on his right is he preserved for further study he pet maneuvers of Albert, Stand- ,.ee and the other Stanford players, '-.ewandowski Ls a Husker assistant coach. • Clark Shaughnessy has two assistants, Marchy SchwarU and' Phi Bengston, who should know considerable about Nebraska's presen; team. Bengston coached the line at Missouri last year when the Tigers won the Big Six title. He had a vand in helping direct Missouri tc one of the most decisive victories iver the Huskers in recent Big Si? history in a conference game Marchy Schwartz coached at Creighton for several years, locatec at Omaha, only 60 miles away from Lincoln. Marchy's teams did not meet Nebraska but a coach that close to the Cornhuskers hears little else discussed. Whether he's n coae:; i. r. Local football fans have several crows to pick over the various all- conference selections, especially "•hose released Sunday by the Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Dem- Tr:rat, the state's leading dailies «md generally accepted as official. Most puzzling of all is the failure of,-'either to list May field 'Sonny)" Lloyd, Blytheville's great '^5-pound fullback, on the first '•cam. In view nf his play nil season, just what does it take to <mi a berth on the., mythical jlevfn?, they argue. Second ranking scorer in the .'-ig 15, one of the best, If not the line backer in the state. Sort- v has sparked the tribe in the • rmarkuble 10-game victory march. With exception of three games 'icn 'he'- \vas hobbling around on twisted arch, he hus gained his ho,re of the yards and .scored his "juota of touchdowns, to say the east of his teeth-rattling, bone battering blocks in clearing the yay for his mates. A survey of he games shows that when Lloyd vas "on his game", running wild, he Maroon Maulers were on the ear. too. It can almost be said hat "as Lloyd goes so go the thicks." Barring the Jonesboro game hen his foot was so tender he .:ould hardly bear to place his eight on it. much less run, Son'.y was at his best when the blue hips were down. His best perform- nces were against Memphis Tech, •'tile Rock. Pine Bluff. North Lit- tie Rock, 'pordyce, and 'Forrest City. He gained more than. 100 yards • ond scored both' touchdowns agairust Tech, which recently won the city championship and Js considered one of the greatest teams In school history, it was his superlative defensive play that kept Pine Bluff away from the tribal goal line in the last half. He teamed with Elmer Stone in a sensational display of backing the line. On the offense he shone just as brightly. ' are hot tho only attributes of the little dynamo. He is an excellent kicker and passer, though his pal. Monk, wa.s calied on to handle these assignments. He hurled u touchdown pass t,o M'osle'y. in the Benton game, despite a muddy, .sloppy ball. He catches passes we.'l, as a .sideline feature.' L:J 'rhort, he does just about every- ihing expected of u great back, and in h'jie fashion, too. L'on't breathe it to u .soul, bvit .on'i be surprised if he and Mo<- f, and possibly Coppedge, are not named on the all-southern squad. Another unusual twist of 'th» all-state selections is thai Little Rock, beaten "three times during the year, Including a 21-0 walloping bv Blytheville, placed one more player on the three teams than the champion Chicks, beaten only once by an inspired Jone.sboro outfit, which lost three and tied one during thf^ season. The Tigers had two on the first It-am, two on the second and one on the third, and had every other regular included in the "honorable mention" column. The Dildy Dynamiters placed two on the first, and one each on the second and third, and only three "honorable mentions." Sorta odd. Isn't it? Those of us who saw the tribe WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER. 4, 1940 against Little Rock and Jonesboro cannot agree with Jimmy •Morgan, Tiger wfngmazi, getting the nod over Jonesboro's Cannon. The Hurricane star''was terrific in stop- p:n-/ BlythPville, while Morgfen not only had trouble catching passes, but .spent much time on his back after being rudely dumped by Chick Mockers. Overlooking of James Cobb and Elmer Stone qn one'of the teams came as a surprise, too. Both have tH?i» very steady, jf not SEnsation- al. uJl season. The ^,'ay Cobb handled i'cirnssl City's Wally Woody. vJjo was named guard on the first tKim, was artistic.- Fight Manager Tangles With Law DANCE EVERY SAT. NIGHT BLUE ROOM HOTEL NOBLE BONNTE-BCTTER C -TEAK SANDWICHES SERVED TICE! COAL SPECIAL • High Grade Black Dia. mona, Deliv- ^/» A A ered, per ton ^U.UU Bundle. kindling free with each ton of coal. Pinner's Gin ft Exchaaf e Co. The Deadline for «M Persons With Applications in the Civil Aeronautics Authority 1s Thursday Night! ALL MUST ATTEND THE MEETING AT THE CITY HALF, at 7::>,0. First Clans Will Begin at the Above Stated Time. Those who have not yet made application are urged to do so. See me at the Barksdale Mfg. Co., or J. l>. Holland at the Hubbard Hd\v. Co. NORMAN F. MOORE, GROUND SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR Haskell Squad Has Two Guns, Flaming Arrow LAWRENCE, Ka.s. <UPj—The attack of the Haskell Insiituie football team this season featured Two Gum, a Flyjng Arrow, a Dull Knife and a Thunder- Cloud, Members of Die lean] came from 15 different Indian tribes. The [ scjuad'.s rosier T included: finds: Dull Knife. .Stur Boy and Chief Tubby. Tackles: Swift Foot, White Cloud. Cold Maker, Blue Sky, Buffalo Pony and Big- Beaver. Guards: Bi£ FOOL, White Eagle. Flying Arrow, Wolf Chief, Red Fox and Thunder Cloud. Centers:, Little Boy Man. Fire Chief and Thunder Bird. Backs: Blue Eagle, Pretty On Top, Black Beaver, Flying-" Bird, Flaming- Arrow, Brown Rabbit, Big Cat, Plenty Scalps, Spotted Wolf, Little Eagle and Two Guns. The groove between your nose find lip is known as a flltrum. Smiling broadly, Hymie Caplin, manager of lightweight boxing champ Lew Jenkins and many other fighters,is pictured clutching his ever-present cigar as hfe appeared in Brooklyn, N. Y., court .after his arrest on charges that he was the banker for a card swindling ring. Ring was said to have mulcted suckers of over S2.000.COO in last ten years. St. Petersburg Expects Open To Attract 150 -ST. PETERSBURG, Pla. (UP)— The $5.000 St. Petersburg open will climax an extensive program of sports activities sponsored by this city for the entertainment of tourists this winter. Jimmy Demaret, last year's title winner, will defend lus crown a field of 150 top-notch golfers, at the Pa.sad.ena' country club, Feb. 26-23. The day after ihe open, interest, will shift to the city's waterfront .-or the start of the annual St. Pe- tej-sburfc to Havana ra^e, one of the nation's yachting classics. The winter sports program got under way in November with an AnnLsiice day regatta for power boats off the municipal pier. St. Petersburg' again will be spring training headquarters for two teams in the big leagues—the New York Yankees and "the St, Louis Cardinals. And the St. Petersburg Kennel Ciub, America's oldest greyhound racing plant, opens its 90-day season on Dec. 27. Mumper Soybean Crop RALEIGH, N. C. tUP)—The state department of agriculture predicts 1940 North Carolina soybean production wiJl total 2,442,000 bushels, the largest crop on record. Try Our "Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal. For the New Warm Morning Stoves GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. PHONE 7(> < • Before you pick out any new car, see and drive the most sweepingly improyed new Ford car ever built! CHECK THE NEW FORD'S SIZE! Wheelbase is longer and bodies bigger! The whole car is longer, wider,,more massive. Seating width as mudh as 7 inches greater! Doors are bigger, total window area increased by 22% in sedans! CHECK THE NEW FORD RIDE! A ride that's new in softness, levelness, quietness! A ride made possible-by.a dozen different important changes in Ford springs, frame, shock "bsorbers, ride stabilizer! >:HECK THE NEW FORD'S IMPROVEMENTS all the way through! The rich new interiors! 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