The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1933 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 9, 1933
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PAGfe TEN BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 The History of the "Chickasaws" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1933 He's Next, Admits Mary McCormic While Sox. Alter Park to Suit Sinjinons About 200 years ago, with the pdvent of the first white men into Arkansas, the Arkansas Cher- ckees were at war with the Mus- kogccs ot Tennessee. One day a large band of Chlckasaw In- olans, a branch pf the Miisfcogces, paddled their var canoes across I and Tom Sccoy carried this edition | through an undefeated season. I Since then, until this year, the Blytheville team lias played only; Kcdlocrc foolLall. So far, tills c^acon, they have won three tames- i.: d lost one. Relying on thr> opinions of s:v- ! the rivctf and captured the village ual Authorities, consisting chieliy; o( Chief Onulliasen, near wliat'cf o'd timers v,l'f. huvc jiinycd on' is now Blytheville. 'Hie few] u-c-ms from ISIJ to 1933, 11 has Chickasav,s not killed In the fight loen fonnci thul uiuinubludly vl.o decided to settle at this spot for :i while. Willie here they built the Indian incund on the. out- twirls of Blyihevllle, leaving tlic only trace of Chickasaw clvlllza- lion west of th» Mississippi. 1C. Blytheville high school produced its first footbdl learn In 1013, when they played only part of n schedule, performing without the services of a conch. In 1314 and 1315 the team uc- cnme well-organized, playing full schedules with rcther unsuccessful results. The next year, 1016. was Blytheville's first great football year. They produced the first t«nm to go through the season without a defeat. The men on this team were Rock Saliba, Monk Matthews. Joe Craig, Darrell McDcarmnn, Alvis Hancock, captain; "Baby" Proctor, Jink Anderson, Clyde McGaiighey, Bryant Vaughn, and Paul Thompson. Because of Hie wnr, the fool- coll team only played Iwcr-gaincs in 1917 and thiee In 1918; They resumed their full schedule In 1919, playing a very fair season. Up to this po.'nt the team had playert merely as Blytheville high j S'-hool footbsll Unin. but Suiwr-' ; intcndenl II. H. Haley, along with Miss Rosa Hardy, and Miss Luna i B. Wilhelm, oeclde'i the team should carry a title. So, they created the name, Chlcknsnw, and devised several reasons for such a name. The first an-l most Important reason was the characteristics 01 ii'-e Chlcknsnw Indians, who fought until death, signifying that tlio Blythevilie football tsain never i;avc up until the flnnl whistle. In the preceding year the first j annual was produced and was appropriately named the Chlcka- s:iw because the Chlckasaw Indians most cnTs!;:mlii'!! ull-nroimd alii- tele ever iiK(!'.i:-d nt the Ulytlu 1 - scho-j! was Liamci 1 Hicks,' partidpr.tprl In four major, on Hi? trams of 1913-1-1-15- These old-ltnu-if .say that llleks mild play one spoil as well ixs an-1 other, lie. played football,-, basket-: ball, baseball nnd wcnl out for, t'.'ack. nnd w:'i outstanding In I all ot them. They also say Ihul! Klclu was more grAccful In anyj sporl In which he partlcipntedi than nny allileto who lias followed him. Blytheville liisli football teams owe a great to the Craig iirolhers. Joe Cnitt: wns a nii!in- l:cr of five foo'.t.all tennis, beginning in 1913 with the first team ih- school produced, and plnyliiR. bis Inst ycat in 1917. Jack Cralyj followed, plajlnB five years, 1010 through 1923, IVte Craig, probably (he lx?.sl known one ot the UraiR.s, played live years Inim 192S iiiro'.igli 1930. and J. T. Craig played three years beginning In 192H and finishing his high school career. In 1030. A; the present time there Is a Craig, O'-N'eal, out for the team. Chicago White Box officials bci'.evc that altering the park will make Al Simmons, slugging outlielder, look better. They've changed the }2,009,CM baseball plant to suit the $100,000 ball player, moving home plate 14 feet closer lu center field, ana reconstructing (lie infield, as shown above. SMALL FARMS for SALE r.O A. NEAK 48 SCHOOL SO A. NKAH -IS SCHOOL 80 A. NEAR 3JURDKTT ;t—10 A. TRACTS NEAR POPLAR CORNER •>— KO A. TRACTS NEAR POPLAR CORNER G—10 A. TRACTS NEAR .MARIE 5—51) A. TRACTS NEAR LKPANTO 1—(ill A. TRACT NEAR LKACHVILL1 1—53 A. TRACT NEAR LEACHVI1.U 1—SI) A. TRACT NEAR LEACHVILL1 1 — 10 A. TRACT NEAR LEACHVILLI Also have many more plates not mentioned for sale I'hi'up with smull cash payment and balance spread .'.over, ti'rin of years. J. W. &ADER Dlythevillc, Ark. had chosen (he trict for their Blytheville dls- only settlement \H-st of the Mississippi river. Also, the district was called the Chicks- New Flood Lamp Will Be Aid to Photography EAST PlTTSBUnGH. Pn. (UP) —A new jilio'.o flood lamp, designed to Improve color photography by increasing the blue rnys In light, hits b?ou developed by the \Vestinghousc Lamp Company in liloomfield. N. J., it was announced at Wcstlnghousc ofllces here. The new lamp Increases the blue rays by five times while the reds and yellows arc increased only three times, E. W. Boggs, engineer, explained. ' '•• s . : ;: The characteristic ot 'tiirigsteil to produce bl'.:cr light as It gels holler Is the principle on which the I new bulb Is based. The filament "Who'H the Kcnllcinan wltli 1110? Wliy, Iliat's my liancc," conlldtil dynamic Mary .McCoimk, lum- pily BinllliiK uinvanl at llavry Diumkster, uclur. And tliua iht lu^crot WUH rovealod, jiist na llie rnincrii clicked to lake tills pic turn of tlio couple- at Hoodcvcl yield, J.uns Island, llic ot'li'pr Any Tlio Texas oper:* sincor s lias uti ziuiuieeil she will peek a divorce from t'rlnco Scvge Jlilivnnl. Itnr. ulster 13 the lormcr Inisliaiicl Ann ilnriliug. Him Elnr. grces P.ihrenheil, or 360 degrees below Hie melting point. The new lamp !ias a lUe of 15 hours as compared with 1,000 hours for the normal type floodlight. riwta district, and the street on! lcnchcs fl temperature of 5.8«;<lc- whlch the school stands was nam-' ed Chickasaw ba nnd • with all these influences "Chlckasaw" was the logical name for the learn to carry. So the Blytheville football teem and the Blytheville student Lcdy have been proud to own nnl support the name "Ch!ckasaw" as en emblem of their "do or die" Epirit. Probably the greatc-3l football, team ever produced in Blytheville I was in 1923. With a clever football machine and a. winning combination, ii was indeed an upsel when Wilson handed the locals n 0-0 defeat. However, they wen all the I other games on their schedule and 1 remain one of llie greatest Blythe- I villc football teams from 1913 to the ' present time. The members of this team were Albert Alley, Elliott Jchns, Bruce Barham. B Oltis Kcontz. Leslie Adams. Herbert But- I fey. Raj-mend Holder, Roy Nelson ! Jack Craig. R W ves Allen, Fred j -Mays, captain, and Hcrschcl Cald- ! well. , Toe years between 1922 and 1928 -ere rather uneventful football! S-tars. but j,, 1929 another great vinmng combination was iircducrrt Such men as B. P. Brogdon Ed Sherman, Ord Marshall. Dub c-1- f'«"- 'p^nrc Matthews, Ben El- tt. Bernard Jaggers. j. W . R ". Read Couilc-r News Want Ads. BLYT Celebration PARADE, 10:30 A. M. SHARP All Ex-Service Men Invited to Participate There will be several National Guard Comuanys from this section in the parade, as well as School and Civic organizations. ' . . " ^ ' 3-Military Bands-3 - Clowns and Everything J + • W Now Is the Time to Buy a Farm ! Poinsett or Mississippi Counties Because- 1. Cotlou acreage tnidcr ^ovcninicnt plan \\\\\ In: reduced 40' ; . Good eollou Jam! for ivnl will he FtYING PLENTY OF AIRPLANES 2. President Ixoosevell promisw hi^hn- prices t'or farm, commodities. Land price.-, will a ho raise. 3. .Inflation means higher pric-'-s I'oi- eve.rylhin^— inakiug it easier to pay off debts. '_ -w . •.. 4. . • Prainagc ievee wo|;k coni])le[»«d. i\o more over- : '• flows. '-Honds refunded - - - lolal reduced - - - i!ii» . means low laxes. , We offer liberal terms and right prices on cultivated at- cut-over lands CHAPMAN Big Carnival Including Rides and Shows Of All Kinds Big Armistice Street Dance Saturday Night Congressman W. J. Driver will introduce the speakers of the day, chief. of whom beina HON. CffAS. H. War fyme Governor of Arkansas ROUGH K,:PAYiNE, Agent DEWEY Best Land in the South" Marked Tire, Ark, Selection and Crowning Of Queen Of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas I jjjjjjgjjrcty and ^ a ^' Late-Something Doing Every Minute ration In History of Blytheville | BBBBS«f?|gFfy^ffl?^^jj?f5^^R'B^ Ir

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