The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 12, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Peck's Father Plays Short at 80 Team Which 'Will Face Tennessee Used Variation In Ten Games NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UP)— Thai "T formation" is in the news again today—and tins time in connection with Boston College. Ever since tne Chicago Bears walloped the Washington Redskins , with this ancient formation, the country has gone ga-ga over the . intricacies of a system that i.s as old as football. So last night Frank Leahy, coach of the team which will meet Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, was almost swamped when he admitted Unit he used a variation of this i'ornia- , lion in seven of the ten games that B. C. won. Leahy \vas in New York along with officials of Boston College to receive the Lambert trophy, emblematic of the Eastern Football championship. Before the soup course was served at a banquet, celebrating' the occasion, the tablecloths were liberally sprinkled with circles and X'es as the mob descended on Leahy to,get the lowdown on this so-called gridiron cure-all. -. ; Leahy explained that basically Boston College was not a T formation team like the Bears, who run "every, play from it. But he said that three or four times in each of seven games the Eagle'backfield lined up in a T and that the formation, was successful. Successful, in fact, for 17 touchdowns. But before you go outf and bet your last "''clean shirt' on B. C. against Tennessee, remember that the Bear and- Eagle systems are as different as black and white. In the Bears" T, the quarterback handles the ball on every play, feeding it to backfield men who are getting up steam as they pound toward the line or make end sweeps. In addition, the Bears have a backfield man running laterally all the time to serve as a decoy or pass receiver, or to fulfill any of che numerous assignments required in the Bears 300-odd plays run from the T. The Boston College quarterback is its blocking back. He doesn't handle the ball., The Eagles use the T formation only for deception. .They have no backfield man in motion and they don't have 300 plays to. operate from this lineup., ••;• - , -. _. . : , v Nevertheless," according to'"Leahy; Tennessee is going to hove it's hands full on New Year's Day Amateur Faces Big Larry B o cl i n e With Jack Kearns To Referee Jimmy Lun.slorcl finished training- today for hi.s four-round scrap at the Legion arena tomorrow night against big Larry Bodine, 2irj-poim<] Spaniard. Ln n x f o r ci worked out yesterday with Don Burton, former middleweight fighter ,and this morning hit the road or a •three mile jairnt to complete iis training program. It was definii.ely arranged today or Jack Reams, noted fight promoter and former manager Jack Dcmpsey; to referee the Roger Peckinpaugh, new manager of the Cleveland Indians, comes by his baseball talent naturally. Here is his father, Frank C. Peckinpaugh of Cleveland Heights. O., who at 80 is. star shortstop of the St. Petersburg, Fla., Three-Quarter Century team, all members' 01 which are at least 75. He's shown during practice. Today's Sport Parade •f BOAT MeLCMOtt ..LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12. (UP)— Just a year ago today I wrote.a piece saying it was a dirty shame that Tennessee wasn't going to ; bring its barm to the Rose Bowl, and even went so far as to urge the Tennessee musicians to beat their instruments into bludgeons and whack the stingy athletic directors over the heads with them. This had such an electric effect that when Rose Bowl day rolled around the Tennessee band was still back in the hills of Knox;ville and the sacred and martial tunes of the school were played by some such organization as the Pasadena Department of Sanitation band or the Burbank P. S. 43 Fife and Drum Corps, it is any •''wonder that the Tennessee players, j with, such inspirational music to . key them up. went out and got nied a trip where you could have *ome fun and show off before 90,000 folks? I feel even more strongly about !he Nebraska band getting to the Rose Bowl than I did Tennessee's. This is because of' the dif- fFrence 'in climate between the cities of Knoxville, and Lincoln. Knoxville is fairly pleasant in the fall and winter, and a bandsman can parade before the game, between the halves, and afterwards, with some degree of comfort. But a gridiron in Lincoln in the winter, needs only a couple of wolves incl a few guys who speak Rus- Man to c'ouble for the steppes. Imagine playing a flute when it's 5 b£?low. or wrapping yourself up 'n n frosty tuba and marching out n blow it in the teeth of a bliz- rnrcl. To my way of thinking the Nebraska band deserves a trip to ?as?dena. if only for the chance to thaw out nncl get : its - collective blood moving Uuough its :collective veins once a?ain. * .•. ••^ , And. finally, what is the reason fcr schools' not sending their bands to the Bowl? Ls it because it costs a-few thousand dollars of the big hunk they make -with post-season 3ames? If-this is the reason then r hy in the name of goodness don't they say so? Why don't they comes r-:ht cut and say the one reason 1 hoy' irant bowl bids is !'cr the old dough that's in it, and nothing! e?se? That the honor, the trip lor' the hard-working football players, i he sport of the thing, mean n'oth- .ng. of according to Joe Craig t Limsford's coach. Kearns, who has been promoting a series of heavyweight fights in Memphis, is interested in Lunsford and is taking this opportunity of seeing him in action. He had a brief look at the lanky Blytheville boy last Saturday in 'Memphis when Lunsford boxed two rounds with Pat Comiskey at the Catholic Club. Bodine, now headquartering in Chicago, will arrive in BlythevilJe today with Ollie Russo, St. Louis boxing'coach and promoter, who will be in his corner when he faces Lunxl'ord. It is possible that Bodine will arrive in time to go through a light workout nr the Lpgion arena this afternoon, Craig announced this morning that he had arranged Aye other fast bouts between amateur milt- men in this section to complete the card. 'Flies are the food of most spider, and spiders form the food of Certain flies. The best Panama hats are made In. Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Columbia. Cooler Divides Two Cage Games With Braggadocio COOTER, Mo.—The Cooter Wildcats divided honors with the Braggadocio teams on th» local court Tuesday night, when the Braggadocio girls won by a score of 14-28, and the Cooter boys won by a score of 21-19. The Braggadocio girls took an early lead, the .score being 19-4 in iheir favor at half, in last half of the game M Cooter made ten points while Braggadocio made only .9. The Cooter boys took an early lead but by the end of the first quarter Braggadocio had cmo« within a few points of them and the game was real close the,, rest of the way. the visitors getting in the lead at one time. With the score being 19-19 and only a half minute to pJay, Jones made a long shot, putting Cooter in the lead.. Just before the etfd Gibbs of Braggadocio, in. a last effort to win, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1940 " 'i—', i_n uBjpaijiJUJU ball across the entire and Huckama. court striking the ceiling and making a goal which was not counted. Harrold Hopper of Cooler, possibly the smallest player in Pemiscot County, --was the most outstanding player in both games. The Cooter teams will play their last games before the holidays Friday night when they play Car- ulhersville a double header on the Caruthersville court. These games are expected to be very good as both teams are due to be about the same strength. Lineup: Ccoter Girls 14 Pos. Braggadocio 28 N. FH'/maurice' 6 F Weingfield 2 p Brown <Ca|)j 6 F M. Fitzmaurice G Wright, Wag.ster G Green r; R. Bryant 3 B. Bryant 19 K>irsey FLsher Weaver Curtis Braggadocio substitutes: Dye Childress, Sloan, ciinkhart, and Cm Us 4. Cooler boys 21 Pos. Braggadocio 19 Parharo 2 p Gallaher Barger 2 p Childress 4 Hopper? C C rowe 2 J ° ne - s , n G scoit rh ™*" G cunner Braggadocio substitutes: BOTTLED IN BONO KENTUCKY STRAIGHT flOURBON WHISKEY STITIEL-VCUER DISTILLERY IMC .SHlVtLV.KV Moon Distributing Co. Little Rock, Ark. in a TIMELY with the Redskins for the, National League championship. Ralph Jones, the Lake Forest coach, is the father of the modern "T". He coached George Halas as an Illinois freshman and later drilled the Bears. Clark Shaiigh- nessy, the Stanford conch, practically was a member of the Bears' board of strategy during his stay at Chicago. Bernie Masterson of the Bears drilled Frankie Albert and the other Stanford backs in the intricacies of the new fangled "T" in spring practice. So Major Jones and' his assistant. .Glenn Presnell; hied themselves to Washington to scout Stanford by way of the Bears, and what they saw was plenty. They saw the remarkable quarterback and ball-handler, Sid Luckman, directly behind the center ... in position to pick vlunerable spots- in the defense and to do anything with' the ball. They saw what perhaps .was the greatest variety of offense, in history—a formation that set up passes and which got the maximum put of the power and speed of -outstanding backs. They saw split bucks and direct passes from the center for quick end runs. There' a general renaissance of the ''T" all the. way along the line. ' •-. and / TIMELY TOPCOAT Caruthersviile Cage Team Beats Sikeston •• *--•>'. SCOREBOARD By HARRY GKAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Dec. 1 12. — Caruthersville high school i Tigers defeated Sikeston high quintet 28-6 Tuesday night on the local court in o close game that, went into an over-time period. , Gene Michie, Tiger captain and ] guard, scored six points in the j over-time period to bring the Tigers out ahead. Michie was high , scorer for the Tigers, while Swack| er. six foot, four-inch center for Many coaches are planning to • Sik eston, led the invaders in points 'VPl't" i'A fKfk r\\rl ..mi' c . _ i • * • i fr\r Viic rnni^s revert to the old "T" formation, i for nis team or the numerous variations de- ' The line veloped from it, next fall \ Tigers 28 While the Chicago Bears have |®f rles * 6 stressed the modernized "T" ri^ht V, y ' along, and perfected U to a point Tnh " cn " where ii is next to unstoppable, ---j. v-.^.i. u^j. went UtJL UI1U EOi ..^.-M iv» i.»*ioi.\jjjjjuuic, ili the daylights licked out of them? j the ,- v de ™°nstrated in their unpre- ;. Now another Hose Bowl game is ^ ?nte ^ ^-0 victory over the approaching and Nebraska's" Corn- j Washington Redskins, it is Stan- huskers are coming out to play.| 1 ? rd ' s succes s with the formation 'And. I don't believe the train res-j tnat nas set college strategists to ervaticns they have made include' Lhinking any tickets, berths or standing! Knut e Rockne dropped the "T" room for the Nebraska band. Un-| when the one-second rule.gave the less my information is wrong thel defei l se time to shift to meet the • band will get no closer to the; attack - and fr ™ that time on New Year's game than the huge' coacnes generally agreed that an ... .statue of the sower atop the state' off ense built out of the streamlined capitol in Lincoln. i n fact, the version was too complicated to be : sower will probably have a better taught in the time allotted football view of the game than the bands- 3n college. men.jbeing as he. towers some 400, A11 that remains of the antiquated feet m the air. ; "T" is the basic alignment. The Well, rm not a man who letsi°- jl ' : three teams that employed one failure discourage him. so let's !it tni s year—the Bears, Stanford launch another crusade, this time a "« Lake Forest College of Illinois m behalf of the .Nebraska band.'—were spread 1 out and used a man- Mind you. my 1 , interest in bands in-motion to advantage isn't because I'm musically in- It requires a superlative ball dined. The only thing'I can piay'lvwdicv an ^ passer is the ponies, and I don't play' One of the principal reasons why tnem very well, i just feel it's the current version of the "T" is unfair to boys who contribute so '.-.nuaable is its perfect balance muchjoward school spirit to ig-; which keejxs the defense in "he nore them when a bowl trip comes'same place. There ore three men ? ^Jf; r . , '• on ea ch side of center. The back- Hie life of a college bandsman' UeU is split. The attack is strone snt too much fun. Not under, to either side and down the mk£le the exacting demands made on a The defense can't run hi r sk of college musician these days. He! shifting [ not only has to spend hours prac-l Maj. Lawrence McC Jones hid ticmg music, but he must spend! no reason to scout Stanfort5urS2 almost as many hours* marching, the season, but when Nebraska and- rehearsmg the intricate ma-;<:amed as' the Cardii neuyei^ that modern bands go, in the Pasadezia Rose JBOWI through. He is a combination; mu-! the old Army man became sfciM, soldier, ballet dancer, and interested clothes horse. And he .has to! Stanford completed its know the English language, too/before Nebraska waV i because bands spell out everything that didn't deprive Mai K ,n the sun.- Suppose you had been a of an' opportunity to obtain „ t-,, capital T all season or, worse still, on the Mans He had bSt to were de- watch the Bears in theu- Pos. P F C G G Tigers (C). fl Tipton, 3 Substitutes Fields. Sikeston—Felker 1, Crose. 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