The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 11, 1940
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PAGE FtiUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1940 IHKEESDF ; Have Best Of Professionals : And Corner On Collegi- ; ate Stars " WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (UP) — * The Chicago Bears today were in Di]dy "remedied that, this spring a fair'way to becoming-the "New i by pu t,ti n g him at blocking back. *'v> var>vof»c" nf the nro football ._. _, ____, season. "Will Victory be able to Replace Mosley? I reckon he will. You know Victory is ,the kid that 5s being sponsored by Pop Mosley, father of the three Chick backs— Herschel, Russell, and then Monk., Victory is-built along the lines of the Mosley group, and runs exactly like them, although he is not quite so - evasive. Victory thinks v every play is to be a touchdown,' and -honestly is extremely irritated when tackled. With a veteran ball club in front of him, Victory is going to be the greatest running back in the state next year, and he will also be the most conceited. The kid gets so cocky when he pi;> on a good show that it's pitful. Yankees" of the pro football ' circuit. ' They hold the world's profession• al football title, have corralled ; the pick of 1940's crop of All• Americans and have had a league • rule passed- to curb their future • attempts to corner the player mar- -ket. . .. 1 . -In all the history of the national ': football league no club has clomi- . nated the circuit as the Bears do today. Just as the baseball world set "up the cry, "Break up the • Yankees," the pro football baili- 1 \victc is shouLiiJo, "tjrtfrtK up <- iit Bears." That is easier said "uian done. There is nothing decrepit about the Bear squad which crushed the Washington Redskins, 73-0, for the world's title, but George Halas, . owner-coach of the Chicago club, has no intentions of standing pat. From yesterday's draft he landed such stellar players as Tommy Harmon, Michigan's new "Reo - Grange," Norman Standlee, Stanford's 210-pound fullback. Don Scott, Ohio State's husky quarterback, Dave Rankm. Purdue's great end, Charlie O'Kourke, Boston College's Deadeye Dick passer, and Fred Hartman, Rice's giant taclue. Halas' new move is to get these boys and numerous others acquired in the draft under contract. .'Since he drafted 20 players 'he • won't, sign them all but there art certain ones Halas has his heart, set on getting in a Bear uniform next fall. Tommy Harmon, the lad who insists he won't ;,play pro football, is one of them- Halas, who's a shrewd manipulator, didn't work for months t> get tide to Harmon - just so no other pro cluD coum ^^ mm. ' wanted him for the Bears. Even • though the Bears are lO^ujciuu... with more backfield stars than any • other club in the league, Halas, like the Yankees, is anxious^ to get more big names and great players. Harmon wired Carl Storck, National League president,, yesterday " reciuesting him /to 'withdraw his name from the draft us t: But a waited until after'Othe' dcaft meeting to do it Tnat^maltes about the 87th time \vithinV"ii ; month Harmon has said he wouldn't play pro fooL * - : ball.*; Maybe' he, ; ;.won't.,but there'v pne man who 'thinks different^ , and he happens, to be the felioy who owns sne rignts to Harmon', services—George Halas., Halas has failed to land only om '• college star he really went afte. 1 in about 20 years. That was Jai Benvanger, U. - of Chicago's. All* - .American.of 1936. 'When Berwangu finally-rejected Halas' last offei : I the two were. only. '. $1500 apart I , % Benvanger asking $15.000 and Hala. \ ' \ offering $13,500." A~< year later Ber[ wanger. disillusioned about his re? 'jection' of Halas' offer, sounded I \ out newspapermen to ascertain j " whether Halas would renew his of' fer of the 5*ear previous. Hala. '• said no and Berwanger lost hii j . chance at a fancy nest-egg. $ • The cagey Chicago Bears' owner" coach won't" talk about Hannon't ? case except to say, "I'll see him - when, he graduates from colleg ' next summer." Meantime, those \ close to Halas say his plan is tc -wait until Harmon gets, or even v "accepts,; a radio contract. Then . he'lV'.talk turkey. It's pointed out in some quarters that there's nothing that'll keep Harmon from holding , down two jobs—left halfback with •-the Bears and a broadcasting post ; at the same time. Red Grange did \ it for many years with the' Bears, : and Grange was pretty good. too. Clarence Gels and yours truly were bemoaning the set-up this morning and the Hurricane mentor decided to take a vacation next Novbmber, New Zealand being recommended. We are are going along." Thanks, ol' pal, ol' pal, for those salty tears but the Chick loses two instead of one from the starting lineup. Charles (Jumbo) Wright, 200-pound right tackle, also is a senior and will not be back. Since the tribe had only two tackles and no capable substitutes who appeal- ready for top flight competition in a year, Wright's loss may prove to be a serious "problem. Though serving his first year in the pigskin sport, Charles played a remarkably,,strong and steady game. He was not spectacular but opponents found him more than tough to get out. of plays, and getting tougher and smarter with every game. It is regrettable that he has to hang up his togs just when he was coming into his own. If ha, were permitted to return next year there is every indication he would develop into one of the greatest tackles in local history. Another k potential star who will be caught in the six-semester rule is Alvls Harris, speedy end. Harris appeared on the brink of finding himself all year, only to arrive just as the campaign was in long pants. Big and fast, scaling in the neighborhood of 175 pounds, he is considered a great college prospect. He needs only experience to blossom out into a' full fledged star. His case rivals that of John Paulk, handy man of the 1933 and 1939 teams, who is going- great at Oie Miss. Possessed with an abundance of natural ability Paulk was shifted from line to backfield and back to the forward wall but ncvei really played the game the coache felt he should, though he showed occasional .flashes of brilliance But Ole Mi-ss is reaping the benefit of the patience and attentloi accorded Big John by Coaches Joe Dildy and Mitchell Best. Read Courier News want nds. Kearns Or bounces out of his corner to seek | his 20th amateur ring victory ' against perhaps the most formid- iefifightpr he has ever been called upon'to face. Bodine, now headquartering in* Chicago; will be brought to Blytheville by Ollie Russo, well known St. Louis, boxing coach. Bodine and Russo were scheduled to arrive here today and Bodine will probably do .soma ^ light work at the Lsgion arena where the bout is to be held. The towering Spaniard is said to have an impressive record and once represented his country at the international A. A. U. tourney. Jonesboro Lines Up Eight Conference Foes To Referee:;'' Referee for the four round :>crap here Friday night between Jimmy .unsford of Blytheville and tough ,arry Bodine, 215-pound Spaniard, will either be Jack Kearns, noted light manager and promoter,, or Pat Comiskey, sensational Patterson, N. J., heavyweight. Kearns, who managed/" Jack Dempsey in his greatest days, is now in Memphis promoting a series of heavyweight fights at _ Ellis Auditorium. Having watched Lunsford workout with the Jersey Irishman at the Catholic Club in' Memphis last Saturday where Comi-l:ey has been training for his fight, tonight with Bob 3ikes of Pine Bluff, Kearns has become interested in the lanky Blytheville buster and wants to see hini in „ „„ _ „ . action against Bodine, according i this: Sept. 2b', Little Rock Tigers to Joe Craig, Lunsford's manager at Little Rock; Oct. 3, Pordyce and trainer. Kearns has agreed to officiate here "Friday night or will bring Comiskey to serve* as the third man in the ring, Craig said. : At any rate Mr. Kearns will be av the ringside when Long Jim JONESBORO, Ark., ;oach larence Geis De 10 — Re-Election Of 74-Year- Old'Baseball Boss Mere Formality CHICAGO, pec. 10. (OP)— Twenty* years after they first call?:! him in to save baseball, fie niajoi leagues wet today to draft 74 yeai eld 'Kene.saw Mountain Landis as announced ;hai he is negotiating with eight .inference .foes and two non-conference clubs to make up the 1941 football schedule for the Jonesboro High School Golden Hurricane, games were listed like commissioner and administrator ol oaseoall law lor six more years. His re-election at a joint session of the American and Nat:j".al Leagues h a mere formality. Both 1946. Landis first was drafted from :he federal belich in 1920 to restore oV.?r after the infamous "Black S;;:<" scandal had threatened a blow to baseball. Today, the ;ame is near its peak But with increasing pressure of the U". S. jreparedness program and critical -rob 1p ms to be met in connection .vith :i new major league agreement •'Sue in 1946. club officials preferred an old hand at the helm. The white haired judge is anxious to continue. Despite his age, he is in '-.i-tter health than he's enjoyed for years. He has idealistic plans uO cure many of the ills of the •jr^ent system and hopes to put many into effect before he retires. T'.ie deai-a-aay pace continued yesterday, .and again the world champion Cincinnati Reds were involved. In a straight cash transaction the Reds sold outfielder Morrsi Arnovich to the New York Giants. The Reds then traded southpaw pitcher Milburn Shoffner •; Liu: Giants' Jersey City club of r.he Internationa; League for short- leases i"?ec!bugs at Jonesboro; Oct. 10, "ope Bobcats at Hope; Oct. 17, Crimson Cyclones at joupsboro; O2t. 24, Forrest City Mustains at Jonesboro; Oct. 31, Clarksville Panthers at Clarksville; Nov. 'Blytheville Chicks t-ci* u'niS; .=£ "" ww " A " b: " and «*• night to extend his S85.UDU a year! Arnovich nit .250 in 101 games contract from 1942 until Jnn. 12.1 " v ^ Philadelphia and Cincinnati last year. Ke went to the Reds in 1— The National League reelected President Ford Prick for a four ?| year term at increased salary. 2—Detroit will stage the all-star Tame July 8 with Manager Bill McKechnie of the Reds and Man- f. t ager Del Baker of the Tigers di- \ recting the teams. 3—Bill Klem, dean of major league umpires, was named the National League's supervisor of umpires, replacing Ernie Quigley who moves into the league's public relations office. Jocko Conlan, former Chicago White Sox outfielder, moves up from the American Association to fill the umpiring vacancy. • -i—Gabby Hartnett, veteran 'of 19 years' catching and two and a* half years managing the Chicago Cubs, made connections as player- coach of the New York Giants. More a player than a coach Manager Bill Terry said. In addition to the Landis reelection the joint session today will jonsicter several proposals, dealing ihiefly with military service, night oaseball and disability lists. The St. Louis Browns hope to get permission again tc schedule 14 night games, although a National League motion calls for seven • ; une 1-mit tor all clubs. for Johnny last June . VT i ' >*s{j ior jonnuy KIZZO last June Jonesboro; Nov. 14. Ho: Sprin-s i 14 . Arnovich, 26, and unmarried. Trojans at Jonesboro; Nov. 21, several-seeking this -date T5 draft number 153 which is 212th in the national draft list. Nov. 28, Paragould at paragould. "^ Other developments: Kansas City grain mills grind between 80 and 90 million bushels of Kansas wheat every year. Read Courier News want ads. Xv ON ANY RADIO! Year's greatest radio news— ] ust Sn ti me_for C h ris>mas i Choose any Ward radio over $10., .without paying a penny down! Seea(!the new models! Hurry! Offer for limited time! \ r^a*,-' ellefi * ! doubt that" ' ' ' 3nc * it's a h The Dope Bucket By J. F. 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