The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1940 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 11, 1940
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER'11, 1940 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS PAGE STi ffilS IS FINE slur. Lakeside being principally by actors, "And there," Iho populated «* culled. they dug in for Old Nassau. Michigan Is another institution that might now be in a, numbering predicament had players ibeeii idemified in that fashIon .earlier !• Then he saw the rest of me. and the numerals of all its out- (. Hud ho semi a water buffalo or a' .standing stars been erased for j ring-tailed gibbon stalking from keeps. i the weeds he could not have been Harmon's 98 goes Into the Hall more surprised or confounded. Numbers £o Into Retirement Yes sir, even the half-ton steer as an automobile." GMC Trucks now have this Come in today and try a proved GMC comfort and GMC—the truck that's way safety development that out ahead in power, econ- makes a truck "as easy to omy, and driver comfort! Time payments through our own YMAC Plan of lowest oval/able rates LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. T IT 1 Phone 329 GMC TRUCKS GASOLINE DIESEL But What Happens' If Numbers Give Out Asks Harry Grayson Ily 1IAKKY QUAY.SON NEA Service Spurts Editor" The i)8 maue famous by Tom Harmon hangs in the Michigan trophy room alongside the 47 immortalized by Bennie Oosterbaan, All-America, end or 1925-2G-27. Michigan wants to remember 98 and 47 as they swept clown the field, so has taken them out of circulation. Illinois did, the same thing with the 77 worn by Red Harold Grange. There is a movement now on «at Missouri to retire the 44 which was passed to renown by Paul Christman, and Texas A. and M. men would like to see Big John Kimijrough's U!) hung up for keeps. Taking a number off a squad list for all lime Ls a fine sentimental gesture, but suppose players were numbered and the practice of retiring them had been started when big football names tirst started'to pop up in the '90s? Players at. some schools with large squads would have to wear three digits, it would be old 198 and old 247. By this time. Yale, Harvard and Princeton, which monopolized All-America teams for .so long, probably would be hanging- virtual automobile license plates on combatants — CONN. ZQ-4738, MASS. 9654-A. N. J. B.-4851. etc. There really would be quite a problem if all the lads who died for dear old Rutgers had. their numbers put in cold storage. MICHIGAN'S HESTON r SCORED MORE THAN 100 TOUCHDOWNS From Amos Alonzo Stagg, the fabulous Pudge Heffelfinger and Frank Hinkey through Tom Shevlin, Tad Jones, Ted Coy and Cupid Black, and down to Larry Kelley and Clint Frank, 'Yale has had many who were worthy of having their numbers tucked away. The same is true at Harvard with its Charlies—Daly and Brickley, and Eddies—Marian and Casey ... a long line down to and through Barry Wood. The numbers of Edgar -Allan Poe, Snake Ames, Arthur . poe. Eddie Hart and some more would be remembered at Princeton- had the figures been in vogue when of Fame at Perry Field because he .scored 33 touchdowns, In three years, two more than Red Grange. Willie Heston scored more than I 100 touchdowns in 44 games for Michigan in four years and never lasted defeat, but there is no number to remember him- by. Michigan easily could have recognized the greatness of Germany Schulu, John n y Maulbelsch, Frank Steketee and others by withdrawing teir numbers had thev had them. "And there——" He started ngnin . but the full sight of me was too much for him. "Ami there — well, ladies 'and gentlemen, there is something I never saw before, either in Hollywood or anywhere else." Then, from u neighbonnu bush, also a victim of n -slice, strode'j Menjou. 1L« walked close to me, • There \ve stood, water and \virn*. before ami after, night ami day, caviar and peanut butler, so Harry Kipke was a fair sort of j speak. back and kicker who was num- j 'I'hm " gentleman (and I use the bered at Michigan, but did not word advisedly) on (hi: bus spoke . . * i i • ' _ ' i) t \ have his numerals placed in u vault. Benny Friedman wasn't half bud. NONE RECALL HARLEY'S NUMBER AT OHIO STATE There was an agitation at Ohio State a year ago to keep apart Die mmilwr worn by Chic Hurley. whose amazing ability-- look ? the Buckeyes into big-time football. The trouble was that no one, could recall Harley's number, or numbers. • Coaches believed they were fooling someone in Harley's time when they deliberately switched numbers. Numerals appeared on Ohio State players for the first time 31 in Harley's senior year— 19.19\ .Karl Davis, now athletic director of Western Reserve of Cleveland, introduced numbers in. 1910 as a means of selling Pittsburgh programs, but nearly a'. decade elapsed before the plan caught on in a large way. Coaches were afraid they were ! giving something away. Ojie fall at Illinois, Bob Zuppke came out 1 with a four-number scheme. He had his backs numbered 7928, 8541, 9613, and 1096, or something like that. At first the numbers were small and stitched on only the front of the jersey. It was some time before numbers appeared both in the front and back and were big enough to aid materially in identifying athletes from the stand. "One of 'em i.s wrong." he called lo his fellow passengers, "and 1 ain't giving you three » which one." lost the hole to nn eight, the next one to a seven, and wound up thoroughly beaten, 0 and The next time I challenge Menjou it svill Which ran be be at played bells, rorty fathoms down. Head Courier News want ads. n.e I,,* made famous by Tom llimnon, ocnur. ifo«.s in Michigan trophy room alongside immortal 4'; of Bennie. Oosterbmin. The 44 of Pltchin' Pan) Chris imim, loft, of Missouri, ami the 39 carried by John rluht. of Texas A, &. M. also may be mired. . • SISTER FATHER * BROTHER ILL m GRANDMA ^ U MC\-t , » 4/j '> COUSIN YOU GET BIGGER A5SORTMENT|/f FIN|ER QUALITY . . FAR BETTER VALUES! NOW WHJLE STOCK IS COMPLETE Today's Sport Parade 9f BENKY MeLCMOU "An Outstanding Value In • Bio *•" Modern Chest, with ' Matched Oriental Wood and American Walnul." DREAMS COME TRUE MAKE HER AS FEATURED IN LIFE AND LOOK The ideal gift for >wecthe«rt, daughter, mother or sister—for Christmas, birthday, weddings. oradu»t'°n or confirmation. S Moderately Priced Home FURNISHING CHAS. S. LEMONS LAY-AWAY FOR CHRISTMAS Buy now while our selection U complete. Will hold for ChriitrriM or deliver when you tay. HOLLYWOOD. Dec. H (UP) — When the final story of golf is written this humble reporter, will. have,-'a definite place in It. ; ikofe: asVbig a place;": perhaps. .as^ BotT Jones; Lawsorf Little,""' Walter' Hagen. Gene Sarazen or Francis Cuimet, but a substantial mention just the same. Because I am the only man ever to be beaten at golf by the Aurora Borealis. And the Aurora Borealis in technicolor, too. It happened at the Lakeside Club here yesterday when, in answer to a challenge by the world's worst dressed golfer to the world's best dressed golfer. Adolphe • Menjou appeare'd .to. do battle with me. . Friends -of mine and .friends of faenjou had .done their, best -to prepare me for the sight ol Adolphe rigged out for a day' on the fairways, but.he is a sight that beggars • description. When he strode"- from the. locker room and onto the practice putting green he was a combination of a sunrise at the Grand Canyon, a sunset over the painted desert, and the paint testing room of Shenvin Williams. Birds in nearby shrubbery called-to their mates, to come and have a look. The poinsettias outside the dining room windows dropped their heads in shame. The first thing in Menjou's costume that caug'ht^and blinded— the eye—were his cerise knickers. They were of .tweed, and .so fresh from Scotland that heather still bloomed around the knees. His sweaters—he wears one for each- hole on the course—were so soft and luxurious that when he accidentally brushed against a fellow putter wearing an ordinary cashmere pullover there was a. grating sound. ' The sweaters, while they blended perfectly with the cerise knickers, were of such vivid shades that quick-thinking member . hurriedly smoked some glass and made a tidy profit selling them to bystanders, who, using the dark glass, gazed at Menjou as one docs at an eclipse. I wore the golfing costume I normally reserve for Sundays, consisting of a pair of corduroy slacks, a sweat shirt that was only one process away from a cotton gin- a pair of smart army and navy socks, and a pair of half-soled half-soled shoes. I won -the first hole when Menjou, obviously shaken from mistaking me for his caddy, asked me the distance and what club I thought he should use off the tee. I managed to hang on pretty well and we were all even until we came to the hole whose fairway borders on a main Hollywood street, and down which sightseeing busses with guides travel in order that tourists may sec the movie stars at play. * Unfortunately just such a bus stopped as I, after slicing my tee shot near the street, emerged from beneath a big bush. As my head poked through the bushes the guide, no mpre than ten feet away, started to point out to his customers what he had every reason ito believe would prove a movie S «*S«* ^'^^ Ball-bearing Hand Cor Here's the set kiddies wart eludes 25 paints, pai s. sLcn cils, large pieties and brush! Made of strong steel tubing... but lightweight Easy-to-runl Adjustable Wire luggage carrier! Folding Type Doll Carriage Famous Blue Willow Tea Set Sta's o/mosf real! Chubby Baby Doll 79-incfos tail! For frrrfe coo* si Play Stove »~ utensi/s? Unbelievable LOW price for such a lovely doll! Her head, arms, legs move! She sleeps! 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