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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 9, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 9/1940 Basketball? Unbelievable Score Is Run UD In Pro Championship Battle WASHINGTON,' Dec. 0. <UP>— For one f-yclom'c afternoon, the Chicago Bears, the mastodons of the'" midwest were the greatest collection of football players ever assembled. Striking with a savage and relentless attack that crushed the once-pow*rful Washington Redskins as a sledge-hammer would an egg-shell, the Bears yesterday captured the world's .professional' 1 title by the score of 73-0. , It was unbelievable yet it happened. Operating at better than a point-a-minute. the Bears made H touchdowns and It-it the field .strewn with records. It was the greatest score ever run up in a playoff of league games, the most touchdowns ever scored in any kind of league competition and possibly the most crushing defeat ever administered in a champion- shio game in pro or college football. They struck in the first -45 .seconds and keot uo the dizzy pace which made the Redskins a pitiful memory of the team which won the Eastern Division championshin. It . was a stunning shock to the Washington fans who on Nov. 17 saw the Redskins beat them 7-3. In the end even George Marshall, the Redskins' owner, walked out. He couldn't stand it. In the deep gloom after the game, Marshall charged. "Those guys out there quit," but later in a cooler moment, he solved it with. "They lost their heads." Redskins' mistakes helped the Bears but not even time and tide could have stopped the bruising giants who charged 68 yards in one breath-taking run. for their first- score, moved 80 yards for their second, and smashed 42 yards for their third in the first 12 minutes of -play. The .throng, or 36,034. which packed Griffith Stadium to capacity.' were thunder-struck. Once' the Bears had the Redskins •on the run, they never let up. The Bears have run up large totals before-,this season but 1; they always became complaisant then and were usually on the run when the end came. ' Yesterday the Bears, with ^vengeance in their hearts, kept the heat on for a full 60'minutes. ; Some of the Bears said they hac been burned up ' by a remark of * Redskin -Owner Marshall about them having" folded up in important games. Others said they were burned by the bad breaks in their first game with the Redskins. I Wears 7 at Santa Anita Its Sales-Talk Day But Only Rumors Fill Air Al This easily could be mistaken for center jump on basketball court, but it's Bill Wixted, left, end, and Jack Doolan, back, reaching for high pass as Georgetown football team practices for game with Mississippi State in Miami Orange Bowl. ' Jan. 1. «- watching all these games, talking to these coaches, and speaking to til! these alumni? If you'll move forward and sit on the very dge of your chair, and bend your ears gracefully my way, I'll tell you. The first football player I saw was 190 pounds of Michigan man named Harmon. He had a little something none ol the others had, and I suspect it was "ham." Yes, show-off. The desire to play to grandstand. I've never known a champion who didn't have it. Harmon was a team player, yes. but somewhere back in hts mind was tlie positive conviction that he, Harmon, was a part of the American entertainment scheme, and that he shouldn't fail. Like a Ruth, like a Cobb, like a Tildcn. like n Jones, he finally became^ convinced CHICAGO, Dec. <). (UPi—Major leagui; baseball officials reassembled today for whut may be one of their quietest winter conventions in years unless some of those rumors hatched at Atlanta blossom into actual players' trade.s. This was scheduled "as .sales-talk duy. Officially, the convention opens tomorrow with .separate meetin^ 03 the American .and National Leagues to be followed by a joint session .with Commissioner, K, M. Landis on Wednesday. Early arrivals hud little to offer but warmed over rumors. Almost all o! them wanted something and had .something to nive but .shied at the asking price. Casey Stengel of the Boston Bees was on the prowl all day yesterday, but his activities may be curbed by possibility of the ball club's sale. ! Negotiations^ were reported under- I way. Casey has three assets, in ! .shortstop Eddie Miller and pitch- i ers Dick Errickson and Nick Sirin- i cevich. each of which could bring , a bundle of cash. About the only official fireworks ' may be in the American League j meeting- tomorrow. Last season, the i St. Louis Browns, one of the league's financial problems, were permitted to play 14 home games at night. All other clubs in both leagues were limited to seven and a proposal has been submitted to limit the Browns to that number next year. Also expected during the week: 1. A new contract for Landis, extending his present contract from 1942 until Jan. 12, 194ti, expiration date of the 25 year old major- minor league agreement. Landis, now 7-i, became commissioner In 1920 and draws an annual salary wiridup • to -~ : ilie ;: - :: Matf Brief-Tony Galento bout and since that time the iArkansan'fi handlers' have been clamoring for a return engagement. Sikes has improved considerably since the knockout and Is boxing" well. Issy Kline, Sikes' manager and handler, plans to use a different type of attack this time. Instead of sending Bob out to slug with the hard-hitting . Irishman, they plan to use a boxing attack. On the same card with Sikes when he won the title, Comiskey made his first appearance in the South with a three round technical knockout 'over Max Minnich of New York. In addition to the ten round title affair. Promoters Jack Kearns and Milo Solomito have lined up another ten round bout. Jack Marshall of Dallas, who has never been j defeated in his appearances in a j Memphis ring, will meet Johnny McCarthy of Chicago, • but it is the Sikes-Comlskey battle that holds the attention of fans throughout the Mid-South. It will be a fine slugger against a belter-than- average boxer and Sikes promises to give the Jersey 'Irishman a close battle. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis M. E. Ryan's Stimady wears celluloid visors to protect eyes from wind and sun while training for the $50,000 Santa Anita Caruthersville»Not To Have Golden Gloves CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Dec. 9. —The Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce will not hold Golden Gloves district elimination on Its;stomach'! iriust-not,be (-rue, the Jaycees believe,' at least insofar as the; I28tlr Field Artillery pntingents are concerned. • , Nov.-. 28,--Lieutf Ben A. Goodin, i mess .officer ; of the 128th, wrote*' he local Jaycees asking that prep-*' rations be made to feed 78 men and officers two meals—suppfir Friday and breakfast Saturday— nd the Jaycees niade arrangements vith a local restaurant to provide lie 156 meals. Friday night arrived—but no field artillery. Late Friday the Jaycees || and the restaurateur—with loads ; of roast beef and baked beans "-and ] other eatables growing cold and! tasteless—went on a survey. Lieut.; Goodin and his field artillery were 1 located—at Hayti. The lieutenant || had gotten his wires .crossed and|| billeted his men. in the v/ronjj! place. They ate both meals at Hayti, i/hen Saturday morning de- J parted southward, with t.he Jaycees holdine ihe bag—the feed bag tor 15U meals. •• derby. When Ryan bought i con tp. s ts this .season, it was an- SUmady, the thoroughbred was almost blind. Sammy Baugh, the Redskins'I that he was not winning for him-passing , wizard 'who pitched his 'team to the world's- title over, the Bears in 1937, said "it was the most humiliating thing I ever went, through on the football field." '• scored the Bears' first 10, touchdowns, .and Harry Clark, West ..Virginia rookie made his second touchdown; and"; the Bears' llth iind" last.- Pour, touchdowns were made, on runs, three on plunges. self alone, but for his public. This made a great player greater. His coach, Frite Crisler, gave me the best tip-off on Harmon. "I never saw him kick a football as much as 35 yards in practice. But I never saw him kick that poorly in a game." of $50,000.' 2. Removal of the no-trade ban against the American " League champions. Originally aimed at the New York Yankees, the rule now affects the Detroit Tigers Only way the Tigers can acquire new talent is on waivers. 3. Further discussion of the status of a ball player called into military service. On t.he trading side. Manager Jimmy Dykes of the Chicago White Sox. was threatening a deal of some kind, probably for a second baseman. He has catchers to spare. The Browns need catchers, but will offer only outfielders and Dykes may settle for a long ball hitter. Bill Terry of the Giants wants Hank Leiber returned from the. Cubs and the Cubs want catcher Harry Danning in exchange. Gabby Hartnett. recently deposed manager of the Cubs, was scheduled for a conference with Giant officials, who indicated at the minor league meeting in Atlanta last \veek that Hartnett would become a player coach at New York. A little Lott To Take On Von Zuppi _—. , ,, Two 'special feature matches that will hold high interest for Blytheville wrestling fans will be presented at the American Legion nrena tonight when Promoter Mike Meroney stages his weekly mat show beginning at 8 o'clock. In one of the matches, the classy newcomer Jimmy Lett will tangle with stocky Karl Von Zutmi in a two-out-of-three-fall battle. Lott impressed the fans who turned out to see him in his first appearance here a week ago and promises : to become one-of the local, favorites if he is retained in this territory. Von Zuppi has appeared on several mat shows here recently and is regarded as an able workman with the locks and socks. It's my college diploma—it leads dignity to the business." nounced today by President Dick Neeley. The. club voted at the regular meeting last Monday to hold the contests, provided suitable tei> ritory allotments were made for the local district. The decision to abandon the Golden Gloves was made following a. meeting at New Madrid Friday night, attended by local representatives, and representatives from Clarkton and Cape Girardeau. President Neeley said the Cape Gfrardeau. organization, through one of. its members, James Pinch J/i-., 'had last April tentatively agreed that this year Golden Gloves events would be held in Cape Girardeau. Perryville, Sikeston and Caruthersville. The tentative agreement was made last April 18th. after the local club had filed application for Gloves events on March 10th: v^ . • ; But at the meeting Friday night at New Madrid. Clarkton was granted permission to hold gloves events, since Perryville had abandoned their gloves events, and Sikeston .is still undecided about holding the events. '.. Since Clarkton is close to Caruthersville, territory formerly as- The"other"feaTure"battle; on '£6-' si ^ed to Caruthersville under the Larry Bodine, 215-Poimcl Experienced Husky Will take- his young protege back to Memphis today for another sparring session with Comiskey who will wind up the training schedule for his fight Wednesday night against Bob Sikes for the Southern championship. In 'Addition to this, Lunsford is being given a considerable amount of road work, wind sprints, etc.. and will probably lapei off with a light workout here Thursday afternoon. three on pass interceptions and one 'on a-pass. * j Bill "Osmanski's '68 yard run on the,second :play of the game was something ,Vto. : . make one's., hail- stand on end. Sweeping around Washington's'right wing, the 197- pound fullback reached the sidelines and ran the line until he reached the 30. George Wilson. Bears'i end, swept in from the side and cracked down two Redskins. Justice and Johnston, with one mighty block to let him go on. The Redskins lost 12 yards on running plays. That's how good the big .Chicago line was. Their only threat was in the air, where they made 217 yards, but gave away three touchdowns on intercepted passes. The Bears gained 492 yards from scrimmage and many more on intercepted passes. The best player, for one duty, I matter of salary has to be adjusted I saw was John Kimbrough of the ] ancl Hartnett may wind up some- Texas Aggies. He wasn't, much of, \ V here else. The Boston. Red Sox a kicker, or a passer or a defensive man. but he could always get his four and five yards. He had touch of ham in him. too merit's card will pit "Wild. Red" Roberts. tough Little .; Rockfcr. aeainst burlv Bob Montgomery, who also made his Blytheville 'debut in a convincing manner last week. If anything, Roberts ".and Montgomery are even closer matcfr- ed than Lott and Von Zuppi with either wrestler figured as a possible winner. were said to be interested. "rt h l among a group that, included Bill 1«7« ^exc'epT v^erT he ""waited ! ^I"?* *g» Layden ' ^^ on to Tben If MKNRY MeLEMO&I I OS ANGELES. Dec. 9 (UP) —Unless someone has been tampering with my diary land the f nly suspects I can think of are the book of the month club and 'he watch and ward society) I have traveled 6200 miles since the nrsi of October. All of those. miles were traveled for the purpose of looking at football teams. All sorts of football teams. Football teams thai were him. Then he d The best lineman I saw all year was Bauman of Northwestern, a tackle. I saw him against Minnesota, and he was there here, and everywhere, doing damage with his 225 "pounds. I • talked to Milt Pie- pul. Notre Dame captain, yesterday, and he- agreed that Bauman was the best lineman he had seen all year. The most under-rated player I saw was a chap named Pugh. the quarterback of the Texas Aggies. He made few headlines, but you'll remember that the only game the Aggies lost was after Pugh hurt. The most intelligent player ,\ talked to during, the season was Bill De Conevont. I couldn't write what he said but please believe me that Bill knows all ihe answer.^ and despite all the publicity he had received—good and bad—will com out of football a swell kid. The two flashiest backs I saw al year, were Juswik of Notre Dam (and I saw him twice) and Luther of Nebraska, of the t\vo, Juzwik. is ones. Matty Bell. Jesb" Nealey. and he Penn coach, who, for the life f me. I can't recall. Football memories in dot and tentative ; written agreement made last April,' was re-assigned to Clarkton, reducing the territory for, the local organization to such Small proportions that the local club abandoned all hope of staging the events. Representative spokesmen at the meeting Friday night included: Clarence Suedekum, Cape Girardeau; Dick Neeley, Caruthersville; Prin. Dickey, Clarkton. Clyde Harper, district inspector for the Mis- The sensational winning streak of Jimmy Lunsford, pro mis in P; young Blytheville heavyweight who has won 19 out of 20 amateur fights, may come to an abvunt halt Friday night. Lunsford will fn< >a perhaps his toughest foe when he climbs into the rine at the Am°-- ican Legion arena for a four rounder with Larry Bodine'of Chicago, a towering Spaniard weighing 215 pounds. Bodine is described by OHie Russo. St. Louis fisht manager and promoter, as one of the amateurs in the Mid-West at the uresent time and Rus-o advi~°rt I Joe Craig. Lunsf ord's trainer. Bodine will be perhaps the a fighter Lunsford has. been against since he started his am<>- teur hoxms career over six month* a^o. Bodine, who carries his 2 1R i ooimds on a six foot three frame, is oowerful and ae^re; and has the advantage of Inn? oerience in the ring. He formerly | represented Soain in the International A. A. U. boxin" i."ur""^-^ Artillery Unit .Leaves Jaycees "Holding: Bag" !- *-* *•-' CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. Dec. 9. —The 128th Field Artillery of Columbia, Mo., ''marched' out' of Pemiscot County Saturday morning —and the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce" was left- holding the bag. The old adage, "an army marches souri Athletic attended. Commission, also Heavyweights Meet In Feature Bout At Memphis Wednesday Night Bob Sikes. sensational Pine Bluff boxer, will stake his newly won Southern, ship, in heavyweight aother title champion- match at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis Wednesday night when scheduled to meet Pat Comiskey. Patterson, lash—Frank Reagan of Penn, de-1N. J., Irishman.'" in a ten round pile his Michigan debacle, is one if the great players . . - .Whito\v of Rice is a great center and Robertson of U. S. C.. against NTotre Dame, at least, was a tre- nendous player scarce this year good guards I mean guards who do it every day. like Harry Smith 'of a y.ear ago . . . S. M. U. has the best band—it plays, to entertain the customers . . Northwestern has the b t est looking gals ... Look for the rest of my diary . . . it is being released by the. district attorney at the next session of the grand jury . . . bout. Sikes won the title two weeks ago when he decisively outpointed Neville "Tiger" Beech in Memphis. and now puts the championship belt on the block for the first time as he again meets, the only man to ever defeat him' in more than 35 professional fights. Comiskey flattened Sikes in one round in Jersey City in the seiui- the better—he can pass as well as run — but Stanford can watch Luther in the Rose Bowl. . Tine best end I saw was Tson of Georgia Tech. This despite the fact that he was injured axid shouldn't have besn in uniform when I saw him. A well Ison is recruited, football teams that were! th ^ best end in the country. as pure as pasteurized cream, foot- i T ™ n l tr >' to n««e l lc best ' teams- looking- for a bowl bid. coach I saw. A fellow would be a Read Courier News want ads. BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd Phone 167 Shawnee Team Honored At Annual Grid. Banquet . JOINER. Ark., Dec. 8.—The annual football banquet, given by the Joiner Booster club was attended by 75 people Friday night. It was in the home economics cottage of the Shawnee school. J. P. Friend, of Blytheville. .master of ceremonies, was introduced by J. M. Collar who gave the invocation. Mr. Friend told the purpose of the banquet to which Captain N. R. Hosey of the team responded. A reading. "Dizzy Definitions" was presented by Miss Betty Oberst, after which MLss Sara Johnson and Miss Frances Johnson sang a duel "Brahm's Lullaby." Other speakers were J. M. Burnett, superintendent, of the school, who talked on "It's a Great Game" and Coach James A. Puckett. who gave a review of the season. The program was concluded with the singing or the loyalty song. sent -md has met outstanding amateur j boxers of many countries. Lunsford, who has been idle for the past -week or two. is now training for Friday night's ' contest j Craig arranged for him to spar two rounds with Pat Comiskey. the top-notch Jersey Irishman, in Memphis Saturday and planned to COAL SPECIAL High Grade Black Diamond, Deliv- <>C AA ered. per ton «pU.UU Bundle kindling free with each ton of coal. Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 BUDGET PLAN Give yourself a treat over the holidays ... Take refuge from fickle winter weather and the hazards of the highway ... For a real merry Christmas trip, travel in comfort and safety — on the Frisco. See the local Frisco Agent about the LOW ROUND TRIP FABES IT Z LAST TIME§~TODAY M& FING£R, LEfT HAND* LOY ,a MELVYN DOUGLAS RAYMOND WALBURH - LEE BOWMfcH BONITA fiRANViLLE • FELIX BUESSMT A ROBERT Z. IEONASD Productjoa Oii^ia*! 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