The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 18, 1940
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PAGE SIX yards on 38 kicks, is the most dangerous climax runner in the* comerence.' At, the ends are tJill Henderson, I best pass-catftier on the team, and ! Sterling, a 'great, defensive ' man. The tackles are Ernie Panne]!, a tic-minute man,'and "Chip" Routt. The guards are .Marsha)) Poch Robneii, another 6'0-mimite player who made Uie AJ.-A^ier;i-a it-a;}). a.nd Chiiriie Heake. a torgotten man u*j£;uu i >e Kooneu owri WWtewashe r L . T \l • '•' \t T 1 «.*.~«U7«. me IS Very Very lOUgn hlni - Commie Vaugiui, me center, X i Ti J T*i " * i » v who calls rifit'iisive .sigtiuLs, i.s i , And ihen ill ires Jar- gre&t pluyer at breaking up ti.fc nn* l?irT' opposition'.s phiy.$ huo the line. DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 18. (UP)-The Texas Aggies, who meet Pord- ham'.s Rams in the Cotton Bowl tit 'Dallas'Jan. 2, rate as one of ihr toughest of bowl teams. 'The. Aggie line 1? tough and very iev,* teams went through it for any sizeable gains'this yeur. But in several games, the'Aggies were suckers for a passing attack.. U. C. L. A., for example, was held to minus 10 yards rushing but gained 123 yards passing while S. M. U. lost 12 yards rushing and gained 106 yams through the air. Over the full season, the. oppo- sition'made only 387 yards rushing ami 908 passing. Passing may decide the Cotton Bowl game 'Steve Pilipowicz of Fordham is one of the best throwers in Hie business • and .. the Aggies will have to stop him if they hope to halt Fordham. 'The'Aggies'starting team is composed of 10 seniors and one junior -end Jim Sterling. The line aver- bi.- the Aggies' third appearance in a bowl game. They ^eieated Centre, 22-14, in a game on Jan. ^. ly^i. in buiin.-, .or uic benefit GJ the Shriner,' Hosyitul and licked Tulane in liu Bo\vl r H-1'J, i.n>; year. The Aggies will take a squad o! 51 players to Dallas on Dec. 'J8. They will do their Kitrly training ai College Station and taper off on «. M. !M:i in Dallas. Coach Norton won't make any j predictions on the game. "Fo: p <lhum, according to our rc:- port.s, hith a team waic'h will be hurd lo btrat," Norton ,s«iy.s. "Naturally, we'll do all we can to win, but no coac-h i.-. uoaxi:^ trouble by coming out and saying positively his t.;i«m v.'iJl win -uiy game. It isn't dene." Thirteen Schools In Pre-Ckristmas Tourney D fc c. CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. ages 198 pounds and the backfield ' 18. ~ The pre-Christmas -Warden invitational basketball tournament - Star of the team is "Jarrin 1 " John .Kimbrough, All-America fullback. Kimbrough carried the ball 161 times, gained 671 yards and lost 54 for a net gain of 3.83 yards per carry. He also was.high scorer with 42 points. He can run over, through and under a line and is'a •good .passer, as well. .. Pugh, according to his teammates. . was more valuable than Kimbrough. His selection of plays, his ability to gain an average of 4.10: yards a try himself, and his passing and quick-kicking made him the team's key man. Jim Thomason, the blocking back, has been rated the greatest) : man for that job in the history of• the conference while Bill Conatser, Hn addition to being the best punter, with an average of 38.42 with got underway at Warden Tuesday, thirteen Pemi.scoi County competing in boys' and girls' divisions. Semi-finals were held Wednesday night, with finals Thursday night, Dec. 18. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place winners vision. Peg Mahew and Tharon Stal lings of Sikcston are officiating. Teams competing are: Girls Cooler. Caruthersville, W a r cl e 1 1, Hayti, Braggadocio, Reeling. Boys—' Wardell, Cooler, Hayti, Bragg City. Caruthersville. Braggadocio, Deer- iug. in each di- of Kewanee BRILLIANT EARNED E. H/MW/A/6 MOUND LOOK AND W&6H6 MO MORE TdAN /64, BUT ties FAST, STf?OHG AND SMART... .BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1.8, 3940 FllNNY BUSINESS World's mast congested traffic area is the Place de 1'Opera, Paris; Park avenue and 51th street, New York City, ranks second. Try Our ''Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal, For the New Warm Morning 4 Stoves GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. PHONE 76 Today's Sport Parade By HXNKY MeLKMORl LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18. (UP)— There Is something about owning u race horse that affects a man's judgment to such an extent that it is doubtful if even a supreme court justice could own one and still retain, his full powers of reasoning. Give a justice, a sway-backed colt with bowad tendons and the hiccoughs and the chances are he'd badk it, at even money, against Challedon and go around telling his friends; to just wait until ^r May and they'd see his silks come home in tront in Louisville. If this isn't true, how in the world can you explain the nearly 100 nominations ' that have been made for the next running of the 3100,000 Santa Anita handicap in March? I was looking over the list of horses named for that race today (in view of .sending Uncle Clabe tt S2 winter book ticket on a 1000. to 1 shot as n Christinas present) and you never saw such u collection of chaff and wheat. Scats and sheep, buckshot and : f s;viixr in your life. For every horse entered who has Calvert SPECIAL race, there are ten fugitives from the plow, milk wagon, truck farm, and antique shop. You can understand an owner entering a horse just for the thrill of seeing his silks pass by the parade to the post, but Baseball Highlighted By Hanks Folding, Reds Winning World Title Nineteen*forty turned out 'to 1 be ih<: year the National League was waiting for. Mot only did the Cincinnati club break the American League's grip on the- world championship, but Bill McKechnie, the Reds' manager, piloted National League 'teams to victories in the pre-season all,star game for Finnish relief m Tampa and the regular, 24-carai game in St. 'Corns, in July. The season saw the supposedly 1 invincible New York Yankees fail apart like the one-hoss shay at the season's .start. They were so: highly rated that, the American League passed a rule prohibiting its pennant winner from obtaining 1 athletes within the league except j on waivers. The Yankees pulled themselves together toward the flag end, and with the aid of superlative pitching by big- Ernie Bonhiim, brought in from Kansas City, managed to ;m<ike a race of it near the close, i No one figured that what, appeared to be a decrepit den of De_ trolt Tigers would be a serious ! contender. But there was no holding that Tiger in the run down the stretch. Dick Bartell turned up on two good legs. The underpinning of aged Charley Gehringer stood up, and Del Baker's race in the hole was Hank Greenberg in left field. GREENBERG ADJUSTS HIMSELF TO GARDEN After 10 years at first base, Greenberg switched to the garden to make room in the infield for JRudy York and his big bat. Greenberg quickly adjusted himself to his new surroundings . . . was a pretty fair flychaser by the "I don't,think I'd do for the submarine service—I can't ^ hold my breath very long!" defeats. He became the first pitcher in major league history to turn in a no-hit, no-run frame on opening day . . . performed the ff-ot, against the White Sox at Comiskev Park. . ' • John Ed Janus Is On Junior Grid Committee Tex Carleton recorded a no-hit wi.muee ot inre<? no-runner against the Reds at! ^ ohlLed in fl meeting- at Crosley Field shortly afi'pr I.HP Mano " i^tevdny inomlr season's Field start shortly afte while LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Dec. IS.— A committee of three was ap- the Hotel ihe i'"*"*'"" y^.wjiu-tiy ...nuniijig to or. ganiii- a junior high school football conference, draft a constitution and by-laws. Clyde Trickey of North Little Rock was named chairman. Other members are Joe Ensminger the m uic jjtuauc bu Lilt: pOSC, DUC «jw.....«.,. -*j *.***. there are horses entered for the| Limeof tne spring all-star show in handicap (just as'there are for all !Tampft> where he served noti £ e the rich stakes) whose only chance I lhat he was ^ be no dud by mak " of getting to the post without. , ing a spectacular catch. breaking down would be for the ! jockeys to lead them and bait them along with carrots and lump sugar. ' Why are owners this way? Why Greenberg's batting thrived in the pasture. He manufactured 41 home runs and his 150 topped both majors in runs batted in. He was one of the leading batters with .340. in the handicap, and that's a nice neighborhood. Having never owned do they throw away their money? , Buck New som' s pitching was unit costs m the neighborood of j other tremendous factor in the $1.000 to send a horse to the gate Detroll 5urpl . ise . O ld Bo-Bo cop- m t tin I\o »> rl i f+n >^s...*.>i£-t..r<.*f^- -*^ ped two games—one as a relief worker — in a single afternoon horse j when the pressure was at its peak, myself. and,'therelore being unable-r" Paul Derringer, who hadn't bag- to answer my own question. I turned'!ged a game, in two previous world to a couple of Hollywood turfmen (series, took two in this year's fall for the answer—Bing Crosby and | fashion show—the fourth and the Dave Butler. .final. Newsom lost the payoff num- Crosby was practicing chip shots ber, although he pitched well after at the Lakeside Club when I queried only one day's rest. him. ,. -Jimmy Wilson. 40, hopped back ''A man's pride in his own judg- • m'to the thick of things. to catch inent is the answer. I believe." *he R ?ds to the world champion- Bing said. "The owner Ls the one ~ hi P- Fitzsim- ball for the grabbed his --3 — «*»••. • J -**^^»»li^ki->tliCl fc >U.C- »•»£*. , . , responsible for the purchase of the' Wilson, a coach, started to get ;l;,^" eral mana = er of hl « organi- horse.anri- he just hates to admit in shape when poor Willard Hersh- that he was wrong. So he strings ' '"""' along with him even after everybody else knows the horse can't run a lick. Take me with High Strike Brooklyn club was showing . remarkable early foot. The Dodgers presented .a prize shortstop in Pee Wee Reese, and were hurt when he was beancd and then put out, for the remainder , of the season by an injury. He | * c wil1 ^ e submitted to schools played no more than 84 games. I soon. The veteran Freddie mons hurled great Platbush flock . 200th victory. BOTJDREAU CONSlpERED RECRUIT OF THE YEAR While he finished the 1939 season with the Indians. Lou Bou- drenu, a brilliant shortstop, generally wns regarded as the finest recruit of 1940. Prankie Pytlak, just traded - rf Cleveland to the Boston Red SOK , established a major league record by handling 571 consecutive chances without an error. Versatil» ,Timrw Foxx finishe 'he season c?tflninir for the Red Sox. hit. his 500th home run and set his sights on Babe Ruth's record. Greenbere was adjudged the most valuable player in the American League. P"-ank McCormick. 'he Cincinnati first baseman, won the same laurels in the National. Managerial, changes saw Roger Peckinpaueh returned to the helm of the Cleveland club and Hero -Jimmy Wilson replacing Gabby Hartnet as boss of the Chicago n ubs. Philip K. Wrigley named Jimmy Gallagher, a baseball writ- Read Courier News want ads. and Sabueso. I stayed with them long after it was evident to everyone els( that they couldn't beat a fat man out of the front door. And there's .mother angle that..accounts for an owner hanging on when everybody else has given up. That's the natural liking for a horse a fellow gets When a horse has been eating out of your hand for a year or two. and muzzling you when you enter his barn, well, he becomes a sort of friend and you don't quit on friends, do you?" Director Butler, who did.the fine picture Kentucky and who knows a< much about horseflesh as any one in these parts, wasn't at all Kurpnj-eri by my question. "Hell, you just own a once and .see what happens." he siiil "In the first place, the trainer gives you a line of talk that convinces you the horse has the possibilities of a Man o' War. if it takes him two minutes to run a mile the trainer says he is bringing him along slowly or that he will find himself in a week or two. or that he can't hurry him in his work with a rich stake .still i\vo months off. Soon you begin to believe that your horse Ls a potential Santa Anita winner that needs onlv berger committed suicide, so was ready when Ernie Lombard i twisted an ankle! PLAYER REBELLION HURTS TlIE INDIANS Cleveland, was eliminated . from the American League race in the first game of its closing three-flame series with Detroit, A home run by Rudy York beat Bob Feller. The winning pitcher was Floyd Giebell, a recruit, recalled from Buffalo. . Cleveland's. chance was not improved by- the Indians' June rebellion against Oscar Vitt. A dozen Redskins told President Alva Bradley that they could not play winning ball for Vitt, but Bradley stood firm, behind the manager. On the surface the breach was healed, but- morale suffered a heavy blow. Feller easily wns the -pitcher of the year with 27 victories and U a. little time and a little luck to win a fortune. Then, there is the outside chance that all the good horses will drop out and that your horse will be dropped in there with his own class of dogs to beat. There are very few men who can. resist a 100 co 1 shot. And that goes double when the long-shot belongs to you." 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