The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 24, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS No Joke This Time Its All Work As Teams Prepare For Battles On Jan. ! .By United NEW -YORK, Dec. 24. <UP>— Ccach Jimmy Growley added some "T" formation offensive plays to UJP Fordham repertoire today at the Rams took their last heavy rcrkcui before leaving for Dallas wtore they meet the Texas Aggies in the Cotton Bowl Jan. i. The muchly publicized "T" was used a Jew timers with success against N Y. U., and Crowley hopes it will : help his club against the Aggies The team will get, a light workout Christmas afternoon, and leave tomorrow night for Dallas. Cornhiiskers Hart] At It PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 24. <\JP) —Nebraska's Ccmhuskers were .scheduled for another intensive workout today against the "T" formation, employed with such success this year by Stanford, the Cornhuskers' opponent in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Coach Steve Owen of the New York Giants stopped for a chat with Coach Biff Jones and they discussed the best methods for stopping the offensive "T." Halfback Ken Sim- mcas suffered a twisted ankle when hit hard by tacklers yesterday, but the injury was not serious. Work On New Plays PALO ALTO, Cal.. Dec. 24. (UP) —Babe Hollingberry and Matty Bell, co-coaches of the Western team being readied here for the Shrine's All-Star, game in San Francisco, continued to drill their In Fact Ambers Sure He'll Oppose Armtsrong As Champ Soon IJV JACK CUliOV IJntU-d I l rf;ss Stan' NEW YORK, Dee. 24 (UP;—Lou Ambers, launching his campaign .is u welterweight, says he expects to wrest that championship from Henry Armstrong before August. Armstrong! How's that? isn't champion any more. % "I_ know," Miy.s Ambers, the form- is champion now. Bui Armstrong /v , will beat him and take the title " • when _ they meet on Jan. 17." or at least trying to.' Three weeks ago Lou went to Hot Springs, Oid lie remain away from' the ring to recover fully from the Jenkins kayo? "Nertu!" says Ambers. "I wasn't knocked out. r was on the floor a couple'a times,, when my manager, Al Weill, gets soft hearted and starts up the steps with a towel The referee sees him and stops the fight, i wasn't hurt at all. I'd been on the floor in 15 other fights and always gave a good account of my- The ex-Hghlweight king admitted, however, that he wasn't in good condition for Jenkins WeJ°'hi- makJng had left him "as weak as fc cat" It seems that Ambers, though 20 years old. when he met Jenkins, was just a growing' boy _ I hough champion of the 135- pound class, he scaled 148 when d ° Wl f ° r lhe ««<« Women Sewing For Red Cross Total 600,000 WASHINGTON (UP)~Mor e than GOO.OOO American women are rolling bandages and sewing clothinp for Europe's war victims, the Red Cross disclosed in a recent report. Working in 3.000 centers throughout the nation, these women will produce 3,309,805 garments and 21 446,155 bandages by January according to present quota allotments. DECEMBER 24, 1940 More than iwothirds of this; total will go to Britain. It is estimated that the 15,000,000 hours of work donated by these women repersent a labor savin? to the Red Cross of $5.000,000. "All of these articles have required skillful work, and if one pays at the rate of about -35 cents an hour for a dressmaker's assistant, it means that these women have given time of a value in money National Committee on Volunteer Service, declared. A giant Jersey City warehouse on the edge of the Hudson river is the embarkation point for the millions of dollars worth of "oods flowing from the United "Slates 10 Europe through the Red Cross Its 50,000 square feet of space are continually filled, and a force of 50 men and women is required to handle the 300 tons of supplies that pass through it each week .saved of more than S5,(;00,000," Mabel T. Eoardman. chairman of the »p fld courier ^ wam *" m • • " - , .. „ u L natl licked Jenkins " * ml frs, " X wouldn't have de- Lh J. Utle ***** because °' tmkln *' I would hav e given > ol Jsjck Altrock clown prince of baseball whoso antics ns coach ot jVashmgton Senators entertain thousands, ruefully regards broken iinlclc suffered in fall when he went too far out on limb of. grapefruit Uee at his Sarasota, Fla., home. His wife, left, and Nurse Vera Self v are properly sympathetic. improved, but still wearing a brace, he ran through plays alone foi fear of a collision that might set back the injury. Dixie Ignores 'Flu' TEMPLE. Aria., Dec. 24. (UP) — A slight attack of influenza failed to deter Coach Dixie How/ell from drilling his Tempo Teachers for their Sun Bowl game against Wei-tern Reserve Jan. i. Sam Andrews, first string end. returned to the lineup from the infirmary yesterday after recovering from "the fllL ^erve guard Prank Cosen- mud sion was held indoors with Missouri's Paul Christman calling Elmer Gentry for the other. BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 24 (UP) How to Use Harmon? —Andy Kerr and Bernie Bierman, coaches of the Eastern All- Stars, were trying today to decida on a system to best employ the talents of Michigan's Tommy Harmon in the Shriner New Year Day game with the Western team. .Rain confined yesterday's practice session to skull work : and running plays indoors. /.,... . Polishes 'Passing Game STANFORD UNIVERSITY Cal Bee. 24. (UP) —Coach Clark Shaughnessy, realizing the strength of the Nebraska line his Indians will face in the Rose Bowl, concentrated on passing tqday. Despite the rainy weather * which made the Stanford field a mud \vallow, Shaughnessy gave the boys seme new plays and had them throwing the slippery ball. Offff For Christmas COLLEGE STATION, Tex. Dec 24. (UP)-Texas Aggie football players scattered to their homes today for the Christmas holidays and will not resume practice for their tilt with .Fordham in the Cotton Bowl until Dec. 2G. After yesterday's two hour session Coach Homer Norton said the Aggies were aporoaching too form. tast Home Workout WASHINGTON. Dec. 24 (UP) — Georgetown's Hoyas take their last practice today before leaving for Miami to play Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl. Coach Jack Ha<*- erty put the boys through a li^t workout yesterday, and after this afternoon's heavy session they are llirough until they arrive in Miami. Major Says Two-a-Dav KNOXVILLE. Term.. Dec 24 (UP)—Maj. Bob Norland scheduled two work-outs a day from here on out for his Tennessee Vcls who meet Boston College in the Sugar Bowl Jan. i. Neyland was anv- ;thing but pleased with his club when practice was resumed yester- w£ after a three w£ eks "layoff "The blocking was terrible and the timing worse." he said "Itv going to take two practices a day to. get them back in trim." He put the squad through calisthenics and short, sprints yesterday morniiv. then scrimmaged the first two teams against B. C. plays in the afternoon. Stresses Defense STARKVILLE, Miss.. Dec 24 (UP)-Head Coach Allyn McKeen drilled his Mississippi state team on defense against Georgetown plays today as practice was resumed for the Miami Orange Bowl game. Yesterday, State's first string stopped cold the" reserves' rendition of the Georgetown running attack. Blockinb back Wilbur Dees and center Ben Griffin, stood out on pass defense. Praises Team Spirit BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Dec 24 , OJP}—Coach Frank Leahy, drill-! ing his Boston ^College football' team' for its encounter with Tennessee in the Sugar Bow!, said • today that "the spirit of the team is ithe best that it has been all* season. The boys are not overconfident, but' they are sure of .themselves." Rainy -weather re- •siricted yesterday's workout to punting and passing practice. End , Gene - GwxJrdtalt's • knee seemed s holiday, will resume practice Thursday for their Sun Bowl game against* Arizona State. Coach Bill Edwards said his squad was in excellent shape. The team leaves Saturday lor El Paso. Today's Sport Parade ARCADIA, Cal., Dec. 24. (UP)— A horse player's wants are simple. have enough ships left over to give one to each congressman for n door stop. However, there l.s a ray of sunshine for the horse player, at the Santa Anita track, at least. Through its energetic, red-tape-cutting chairman, Jerry Giesler. the California Racing Commission has notified the Santa Anita officials, the owners and trainers of horses stabled there for the meeting that opens Saturday, the jockeys, and all others concerned, that from now on when a horse is sent to the post he must be sent for but one purpose—to win the race. There must be no more saddling of unfit horses, Giesler has said. If they have any of the 10,000 and I ailments that beset the thorough- brerl they must be kept in bed. or le thing that a horse is silly enough to accept as a bed. The day of the "tightener" and the "freshener" is out ut Santa Anita. This business ol" running a horse in a race just to give him the exercise and workout he needs to condition . him for a genuine el fort the following Tuesday is finished. Legally, anyway. From the owners clown, the word has gone around that the commission intends to see ; to it that, every horse in every "race- : is ridden out, There will be no passing of the buck. The owner is forbidden to tell the trainer to take it easy on the horse, the trainer is iiui&e piayers wants are simple; forbirlripn tn'cri,,/," , i • """""• " Jiat about ,„ te Mks . to Pan °*«"«' °,.«'«« «* ™t™tu». honest to goodness run for his money. That means a horse that is trying and a jockey that wants him to. .When you stop to think how much the horse player spends each year trying to get this! you would like to. feel that the tracks do all they can to provide him with it. The fact is, though, the tracks don't. If all the money that has been lost on horses that weren't "trying" were available to the government, ihs United States not only could build n navy for each ocean, but one for each of the Great Lakes, the Rogue, Brazos and Chattahoochee rivers, and .still to the jockey, and the jockey has been told that he must ignore such instructions if received. And the stewards—who will be given an eye test by the commission today— have been ordered to detect and report transgressors—or else. As for the owners, trainers, and jockeys— they have been told that violation of the rule means a one-way ticket to somewhere else. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, master of Sagamore Farm, head of Plmlico and Belmont tracks, advocated a similar rule several years ago. But his suggestion was tabled m the east. Vanderbilt maintained that for the protection of the pub-' lie. owners should be made to de- Things will be different now, Lou is that so? Did Signor Ambers !W ' sure - s - w »e« lie can /qom into Herkimer. N. Y., recall that i e ring ' under ruJ1 -steam, .scaling ivic had beaten Armstrong for the," p Lo M? P° unds . title on Oct. -4, almost blinding i ~ — him in the process and having on the floor at the final bell? "Certainly, I remember that"! says Ambers, "but Zivic won't do' it again—not against the new 1 Armstrong." So there'.s u new Armstrong? j Ambers says there is indeed. It.t •seems that Ambers arrived! from Hot Springs, Ark., where he has been boiling- out preparatory to launching his welter campaign. Armstrong 'was at the springs also, and larruping Lou met him almost daily on his early morning hikes. Ambers Ls an expert on Armstrong, having studied the Los Angeles negro under brilliant ring lights for 30 long rounds. And Ambers says. "Armstrong looks like a man-killer now. Since he fought Zivic, he's had an operation on his eyes for too much scar tissue. Now they're perfect again. And his rest since October has made him strong as a bull The old Armstrong had the style to beat Zivic, but not the eyes and strength. The new Armstrong has everything." Ambers hasn't fought, since May 10, when he lost the lightweight crown to Lew Jenkins of Texas on a technical knockout in the third round after being floored four times. Since then the "Herkimer Hurricane" has been tending to' his laundry business at Herkimer and teaching his flve-months-okl soif Anthony-, to sing hill-billy A ; their, intentions, if they wanted to'exercise their horses Ui a race, that was all right, provided! they let the customers in on the- news. The new ruling at Santa Anita will be n tough one to enforce No one denies that. After all. a horse can't talk and there is always the chance that even the most honest and competent trainer will consider an ailing horse fit. And there is- no doubt but that the stewards'- will make a few mistakes, and that occasionally the. innocent will suffer. But the riiis'vis a .sound one- and should be kept'; in the books.;' It can't, help but put .-the check on owners and trainers and jockeys "saving" a horse for a "spot" r . when" the purse and odds, especially the'' latter, are better. ' In short, its a rule calculated to increase the honesty of racing and that's what racing can stand a lot of. Lott And Welch In Mat Win Jimmy Lolt and Roy Welch combined their mat talents to defeat Joe Dillman and Red Roberts in another hectic tag wrestling exhibition at the American Legion arena here last night. The Lott-Welch combine swept the last two falls after . dropping the first to score a triumph that was evidently very popular with the hundreds of fans that jammed the arena to. the rafters for Promoter Mike Meroney's special pre- holiday show. Individual matciies preceding tiie feature resulted in one draw and a win for Welch over Roberts. Tough Jimmy Lot^t, a former grid star and one of the best performers to show here in a long time, battled Dillman for 30 'minutes in a match that ended in a draw. Welch .-.-cored over Roberts, in 20 minutes with nn airplane spin. Golf Class for Co-eds ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (UP) — Golf has been added to the curriculum of St. Petersburg Junior College for co-ed students by Dean Reed, who declares the game not only is an aid to concentration but also gives poise to young women students. And A crous New Yea To All It is our sincere wish that your business dealings be as completely satisfactory during the coming year as they have in the past. TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. And may we express our wish (hat you enjoy A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Tear HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. Christmas Merry

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