The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1940 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 20, 1940
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1040 Age Old Question To Be Raised Again In Zivic- Jenkins Battle NEW YORK, Dee. 20 (UP)-A pair of 'world champions meet tonight at Madison Square Garden in a 10-round bout that will decide nothing except the age-old question of whether a good big man can lic-k a good little man. _ The big- man is IMlaio Zivic of Pittsburgh, w o r I d welterweight champion, who has been established as a 9 to 5 favorite. The ULtle man Is Lew Jenkins, world lightweight champion, a scrawny little g-uy who, pound for j pound, probably is the hardest hii- f »>r in boxing. ^'either title will be at stake when the boys square away and the only conditions a;-e that Zivic must come in at 144 pounds or less. Jenkins, at around i:M, will lie giving away almost 10 pounds, which is quite u chunk of bone and muscle among the little fellows. It is unlikely that the 15.000 customers will gel to .see JO rounds of.boxing. Jenkins is an authentic killer-cliller if he gets rt right- hand shot at a man's jaw. and Zivic can throw the thunderbolts, too. Fritzie doesn't have the knack of slamming a man into unconsciousness with one punch, but he has a wearing attack, that takes the steam out of his opponents. One reason the betting favors Zivic is' that both men have fought Henry Armstrong with widely varying results. Jenkins went out last July, fired everything he had at, Armstrong and took such v a beating in return that he was unable to answer the bell for the sixth and lost on a technical knockout. A few weeks ago Zivic fought Armstrong for the welterweight title and won. He gave Henry such a bad beating around the eyes that the little negro was partly blinded arid lost the title. Zivic and Armstrong will meet in a return bout on Jan. 17. - .Jenkins believes the Garden ring is lucky for him. There may be something to it at that, because he has knocked out all opponents there in three rounds or -less. He disposed of Billy Mai-quart and Loii Ambers in three rounds each. Pete.Lello in two and Tippy Larkin in; one. The licking- he ' took from Armstrong was an outdoor bout. .-'On sheer boxing ability the edge belongs to Zivic.'He has picked up a. lot of cunning during his years in the ring, and: believed that even if he gets clipped a hard one on the button he will have enough savvy to weather the storm. His plan of -attack is to bore in close and hammer away at Jenkins' body in an attempt to soften him up for a knockout. Jenkins will try to make it a stand-up-and-box affair, hoping to get room to put across his jaw- cracking- right or his deadly left hook. BLYTHEVILLE CARK.) COURIER NEWS put my Hands • over • my eyes at certain points of Uic i>unie. 1 nm going- to be dreadfully disappointed if the Stanford players don't wear caps aud carry .swords, and if the sponsors of the team don't wear black lace mantillas, wear and combs in Uieir hair, and have their duennas with them. Speaking as a man who has seen (he Nebraska bull in action, I feel [>>:;l t.Me Califoniians may well be in i'or u surprise, n i.s an amazingly smart bull. It is very fast for Midi a big bull, to stun with, j It can move around with whal runount.s to yrace, and there is no clumsiness about it. li'.s one of the few bulls that knows how to ihrow, catch and intercept passes, and it has a little trick of ILS own called the reverse which it does so well that even u California matador might be excused for being Jooled by it. There have been cruses of matadors Jo.sin£ the fight state of New York vs. Fred A. Little; and if it should happen in this instance the Cnh'formans would at least have this consolation: They could get a prize beef from a bull. I'm not prc-dicling that the matador will lose—my predictions are never made txuept on bank holidays, which protects Uu; poor j working man and nil others from | losing tlKrir .shirt*-- but f will say , tins: Don't be too sure that it .will be Nebraska's ear which is cut off iuul thrown to the crowd. It may be the ear of «oraebociy else. mm COLLEGE The Dope Bucket By J. P. FRIEND Today's Sport Parade •r KKNKT McLCUOSC LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20. (UP)— Nebraska is going to play the bull to Stanford's matador in the Rose. Bowl arena on New Year's Day. At least, that's'the way you have to size up the game after listening to the sunkissed citizens of this section discuss the corning clash between the Mid-westerners and the men from H. Koover's town of Palo Alto. The Comhuskers. they tell you. just as emphatically as if they had been on the bench for all of Nebraska's games this year, are tremendously big. tremendously strong, and with tremendous hearts of oak. They don't say so, but the insinuation is there that the Nebraskans have heads to match those oak hearts, too. They picture the Comhuskers. with wisps of hay, grain and seeds clinging: to their uniforms, as roaring into the Rose Bowl after the manner of a bull into the Seville ring. Let your imagination off its tether as they talk and you can almost picture the Ne, braskans snorting and pawing the turf around the 50-yard line and then, with a bellow of rage, charging gloriously and madly in the direction cf the Stanford team. The Stanford team—if the scores of football filberts I have talked to since reaching here are correct in their estimates—will await the thunderous charge of the invad- c-rs like eleven Belmonts or Sidney Franklins, not at all afraid of death in the afternoon, or even contusions and abrasions in the afternoon. Light, fast, graceful, airy and poised, the Stanford team—so I'm told—will dip, dart, elude and confuse the Nebraska bull. Its sprinting halfback, operating behind the red cape of the T-formation, will draw the bull out of position. Matador Frankie Albert will harass the clumsy monster with his stinging passes, and prepare him for the kill as twilight gathers in the Arroyo Seco. Such is the picture of the Rose Bowl that Californians have conjured up, and so vivid is it that I am fully expecting to have to NOMINATION—Head Coach Joe Dildy said a mouthful, and a big one at that, during the Chickasaw Athletic Club football banquet Monday night when, he handed out well deserved bouquets to the local fans. The Big Chief -uaid their attitude, words of encouragement and attendance at practice sessions and games played prominent rolo.s in the first Chick conference championship conquest. Even in face of the Jonesboro j defeat, a distasteful dose that would make castor oil seem like ice cream in comparison, they remained loyal. Naturally, there were some who were bitter. But as a whole the fans showed they could "take it." Not unmindful oi the wonderful service rendered by Clarence Wilson, Ernest Halsell, Fred S. tRock) Saliba, Bill Wunderlich, Sam Owens, and others, my nomination for the 1940 No. 1 fan goes to Dr. W. M. Owen, first citizen of neighboring Armorel. Though not a resident of Blytheville he considers the Chicks as much his team as the most loyal local townsman. He rejoices with them in their successes and shares- their disappointment in defeat. He is never too busy to engage in a sports chinfest and not once did I ever hear him say or intimate anything uncomplimentary. Since the New Deal was installed with the advent of Carney Laslie in 3934 he has missed few games, either at home or away, and then only because of pressing business. Several times during each week he joined the other "sideline coaches" to watch practice sessions, especially when scrimmages were likely. Before the 1940 season got under way he land not Druggist Sam Owens as was erroneously announced) 'promised a trip with all the trimmings to the Sugar Bowl game at New Orleans ;o members of the Chicks who were named on the first all-state teams of the Arkansas Gazette. Little Rock Democrat or Associated Press. Only Ncnnan (Monk; Mosley und John Oliver <Boj Coppedge got bids on the first elevens, with Mayfield (Sonny) Lloyd and Everett Croslow on the second teams. Dissatisfied over the" failure of all four to make the first teams, "Doc" told me "confidentially" the other day that he was taking the quartet. He said he felt they were as good as any in the state and deserved to get No. I ranking whether they did or not. As far as he was concerned, they made it. Deprived of the opportunity to participate in sports because of his studies in medicine, Dr. Owen's interest in all forms of athletics has not been dimmed. He did play a bit of football while at Millsaps Prep School and was a regular, too, alternating at left end, and quarterback. He enrolled at' -the Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, alter concluding his prep work. He received his M. D. at Loyola University, Chicago, after doing his bit during the World War. His first job was house surgeon at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. After less than six months there he listened -to the late Dr. R. P. Nail tell of the possibilities that Mississippi County offered and joined him at Armorel where he has benn for 21 years. While the Chicks have boasted some great individual players, the touchdown twins, Monk and Sonny, are tops with the medico. He rates Sonny as the greatest line backer he has seen in high school and considers Monk greater than Russell or Herky. Other outstanding favorites include Bin" Godwin, Byron Walker, Coppedge, Croslow, Bab Roberts, Gene Blackwell. With him the 1935 group is greatest of the last seven, though the current championship outfit had the greatest team spirit, he says. Wen I Through 10 Games Unbeaten With Highest Scoring Record , NEW YORK, Dec. 'JO (UP)-Tho Boston College team which plays Tennessee-in the New Orleans 'Sugar Bowl i.s the kind of eleven that most coaches dream of having— and {<et perhaps once in a lifetime. The l&xyli'.s wont through a 10- yunu; schedule unbeau-n; they were the hiyhest. coring team in Die nation; thoy won the Lambert trophy, emblematic of the Eastern championship; they had live players named on various all-America, teams; and <nghr of their .senior,-; were on UK- nxrm National root- ball Leiljjui!- tiraU This will be hj. c.'s .second .straight trip to :i bowl game — -something of :t record i'or Couch Prank Leahy. H»> was lino coach for Jimmy Crowley at Pordhunr when Boston College lured him away last season. Leahy's team last, year lost only one regular game— | to Florida—and played in tlu- 19-10 [Cotton Bowl, losiny i.o Clemson by 'the slender margin of G-;i. No coach ever before sent teams into bowl games in his first two years. B. C. has a potent offense that rolled up 320 points in 10 games. | Its defense yielded only 52 points. The first string line, which averages 208'L- pounds, didn't yield n, touchdown on the ground all season. The backfield averages )78>-'. pounds. B. C.'s major victims this year were Tulane. Temple. Manhattan. Georgetown and Holy Cross. B. C. won the Tulane game in New Orleans, 27-7, even though it was a 9-5 short-ender in the betting. Tulane. rated as one of the strongest teams in the country before the season started, never recovered gmw winning .streak was -snapped, Ifl-lC. as B. C. overcame a 10-0 deficit and won one of the greut games of the -season. Against Holy Cross. U. C. suffered u letdown— a case of bowl jitier.s- and barely squpo/ed oui n 'NO victory. The Ragles rode to l.hosc victories on a variation of (he N'oi-re l)a<ne system. The variations con- ui' slnjiU- and double wingback and T-l'orniations. An increase array of linnker.x, laterals, single, double ;\iui triple reveres, end around plays and passes stem 1'rom ihi.s divorce baekfield .setup. Porkers Will Play Southwestern Tonight MARION, Ark., Dec. 20. — The University of Arkansas Porkers and the Southwestern Lynx meet in a lop-aird }mk<M.bnll name here tonight. The Arkansas will be, strong' favorites to win over the Memphis team. Hy DON SANDKltS NUA Service Stall CorrcKpondcnt Avery Brundage comes through a choice bit of trivia when he warns Stanford loot ball players who accept up to $50 -compensation" for playing in the Rose Bowl that they will be ineligible for Olympic compelion. . . . where arc they holding the Olympic Games—in Albania? * * m The Green Bay Packers' third choice in the player draft was Ed Friitig. Michigan end, whose order number in the selective service draft Ls 3'J. He will probably be playing for Uncle Sam after graduation next June. * * * Tommy Harmon may be following the pattern of so many of his highly-touted predecessors in disclaiming any interest in pro football. . . . His vehement denials- Uuu he's yoiiig 10 phty put him in u good bargaining position when George Halas* of the Hoars starts talking' turkey. But the Michigan Flyer may inadvertently create a lot of aului',- oni.sin amonj'Jiis future, teummiUe'.s j—if he docs'relent—by talking of ' a professional career in inures approximating $ l .jr>,000, . . . The highest paid or the. Bears now eaius about one-founh ihut amount. a «• The way Col. Bill Terry touted I Many Dauninjt all over the Chicago mivtinyj; didn't enhance his trading value any. . . . Give Bill DeWitt and Fred Haney a couple of pitchers next season and the ,st. Ijoul.s Browns may have to open the upper deck. * o & Wrestling continues to write its sordid chapters iti the liivv book. During 1940 its mast notable contribution was the tremendous buildup given a I'reak called "The Aiitfel," who packed them in throughout the country. . . . Already a number oi' unfortunate prototypes' have begun Co tour the circuit, which makes veteran observers wonder to just what depth* tin.- snnri. will fall. ')> a » vloi- Louis' "light-a-month" plan is no surprLse to the rhuj crowd. . - . The Bomber has collected a -small amount for his efforts this year in two flghl.s with Arturo Gocloy and one with Johnny Puy- chek. . . . That's-fur below the 200 grand Louis grossed in the 1'nl years, and Messrs. McCoy. Burinan and Simon are kindly doing' their .share for the Louis community Head Courier News want ad.s. NEW YEAR'S KVK DANCE Owen Zuck and His ORCHESTRA Sponsored by the BIytheville Bachelor Club City Hall USED CARS Y OU>U F/ND JHtM y ou* AND *§£. f0n ' ' QUIt/^ Leads in Manufactures Ontario is the leading manufacturing province in the Dominion of Canada, producing approximately one-half of the gross value of manufactures for the- Dominion. YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER IS NOW STAGING HIS GREAT YEAR'S-END USED CAR SALE BUY HOW and SAVE! r «3fc «*%%„ £SF ° e «Wli SEE THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS NEWSPAPER FOR YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER'S USED CAR AND TRUCK BARGAINS! PAGE THREE —— $12.95 A complete service for (> in a handsome, modern pattern! in u tnrnish- f box. Terms. 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