The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1940 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 26, 1940
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PAGE SIX Christmas PerfunctoYi 1 y Brushed Aside In Many Teams'. Camps By United Press NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—Four Fordham football regulars .still nursed injuries suffered during the season as the team traveled by tram today toward Dallas to meet the Texas Aggies in the Cotton Bowl. Halfback Len Eshmont and end Jim Lansing; still had shoulder aches; end Vince Dennery was limping on a weak ankle and guard Tom Bennett has an eye infection. When the Fordham party' of 57, including 31 players, left last night Coach Jim Crowley said he expected all of them to be in shape to play Jan. 1. Diagrams Of Stanford's Plays Vols In Mississippi EDGEWATER PARK, Miss., Dec. 26.—Tennessee's championship football team arrived here today to conclude training for the Sugar Bowl game against Boston College at New Orleans on New Year's Day. After yesterday's lighl workout at Knoxville, Coach Bob Neyland said "the team as a whole is shaping up slowly, but fairly well." ''Staters' at Miami MIAMI, Dec. 26.—Allyn McKeen brought his Mississippi State football team here today to finish preparation for the Georgetown game in the Orange Bowl, Jan. 1. He put the squad through a brief workout before leaving Starkville, Miss., yesterday. McKeen said he was "satisfied" with the club's condition. Scrimmage On Christmas BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Dec. 26. —Coach Frank Leahy of Boston College scheduled a stiff workout today for his Eagles, who meet Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl next week. After their usual punting and passing drill yesterday, Leahy put the boys through a two-hour scrimmage session. Leahy excused All-America end Gene Goodreault, who is recovering from a wrenched knee, from the full scrimmage but he did take part in the dummy workout. AH Indians On Hand PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 26.—All of,Stanford's players,were on liand today to complete practice lor their game against Nebraska in the Rose Bowl next Wednesday. Coach .Clark Shaughnessy and ' -the ; -14 players who left Stanford Tuesday were followed by the final contingent of 30 !ast : night. - with, a leg injury suffered in a --scrimmage .pileup, an* it is doubtful he will be able to play against SOME PLAYS RUN STANFORD'S 9 T BLYTOEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS day. PASADENA, Calif., Dec.'26. (UP) —Clark Shaughnessy left the University of Chicago to get away from six-man football, but now it looks —o— -,-.. «." ,-^>H iLisuL. jMnioacit as ^ that is what he might have Milt Vucinich .was still hobbling ot play in the Rose Bowl \VlLl1 ft TPCT ir\ TIT*-*? r<n f r«-n./\*a :^_ ^ .QHo iirrVttinn*,,.»_ <-.i _ /» Nebraska. Aggies R«smne Grind COLLEGE STATION, Tex., Dec. 26.—Texas- Aggies football players! back on the. practice field after a two -day Christmas holiday, resumed preparations for meeting 1 rordham in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Jan. i. Hopp Rejoins Huskers PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 26. will continue practice in the Stan- teammate that it is time for him ford gym untiMtojrnin lets up. (to take his aspirin or to put drops up his nose. And when the- two Hard At It captains meet before the kickoff MONTGOMERY, Dec. 26.—North for thc toss - the one whose ther- and South football squads got back ."IOmeter shows the higher temper- to heavy work today following light ature should be given his choice. Christmas Day sessions in prep- His choice of goals, that is, because oration for the third annual post- if Si.ycn his real choice he might season All-Star game here Satur- ""P 561 things by saying- I'll defend the south bed in the Pasadena clinic, and leave the game flat. Kerchoo! There I go! One more sneeze and they'll have me starting the game at right guard. Harbert And Bassett Ready For Friday Bout Hush "Tex" Harbert find "Chuck" Bnssett who meet tomorrow night at the Legion arena .in the feature bout on another amateur boxing card, completed training today for the scrap that promises to be a "natural." Harbert, one of the cleverest amateur boxers in this section, has been working daily un- Today's Sport Parade •fr HKKKY IfeLKMOE* Cheered by the of quarter- . back Harry Hopp to the lineup* Nebraska continued heavy' practice today in preparation for the Rose Bowl game against Stanford. Hopp, entirely recovered from influenza, did not practice on the rain-soaked field yesterday. Shaughnessy's Stanford Indians really are the vanishing Americans They have been vanishing from the practice field to the doctor's office and the hospital at the rate of two and three a day. They're not specializing on any one ailment, either, but rather they are playin* the field. Some have had the flu some have had colds, and some have had both of these plus tendon, ligament and kneecap trouble The Stanfords (with a huge Red Cross painted atop their special car i presume) are scheduled to _ gather in this city of roses today. In order to carry on an intelligent conversation with the coaching- staff and players I have been reading up on almanac. Prom •. " "In 'A-l' Shape TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 26. Arizona State's Bulldogs leave today fof their El Paso engagement with Western Reserve in the Sun Bowl Jan. l. Coach Dixie Howell pronounced his team in "A-i" shape following their final workout here yesterday. Back at Practice CLEVELAND, Dec. 26.—Western Reserve's Sun Bowl bound Red Cats resumed practice today after a three day Christmas vacation. Hoyas Miami Bound WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—Georgetown's -Hoyas were enroute to Miami today for their Orange Bowl game against Mississippi State Coach. Jack Hagertyand his crew leit Washington yesterday. Scrimmage Injuries Minor BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 26.— Scrimmage injuries suffered by Francis Reagan and George Muha of the Eastern All-Stars were regarded as minor ones today by the boys don't much anymore, medicine what I've discuss henrcl speecl and the resul t should "be" football to T' P - ,- - -. but spend their s «°P°rt'np the time exchanging recipes for cou^h mntch Wl11 be a syrup, discussing the merits "of en two o kerosene and sugar, framing their X-ray plates and autographing one mothers' mustard plasters. r a Rose Bowl offense based on der the coaching of Joe Craig since" mtes k 0 " 8 Islancl and the he returned home for the holidays' two of Lhe "atkm's best teams. By DON SANDERS NBA Service Staff Correspondent Pretty reliable tip-off on the way the national collegiate basketball race will shape up may come during Indiana's holiday tour. The champion Hoosiers—thus far victors over Georgia. Butler and Marshall College—face five tough games in 10 days. They open with Stanford, then meet California, 'Southern Gal and U. C. L. A.'before going to New Orleans for a Sugar Bowl eve encounter with Kentucky. The four Pacific Coast teams are rated just about neck and neck in the southern division race. Pre-season favorite in the northern division, Oregon has been having a tough time of it on an eastern tour. The Webfoots dropped decisions to L. I. u., Temple and Duquesne. Coach Howard Hobson Island and the Dukes from Coniah-Lincoln junior college at Wesson. Miss., and Bassett, Clair Bee of L. I. U. is not so _ optimistic. He says Oregon had a who also had considerable 'ring bacl case of Garden jitters the experience here before joining- the night the y lost to the Blackbirds. United States army, has been pol- {; Also ; he faces a serious loss when and M. Kansas—run- N. C. ishing up his hooks and jabs since I la ? ds wiu a § ain be Kansas coming home for Christmas. j Oklahoma A. & M. Kansas- The boys appear to be' about ner ' u P to Indiana in the f*n! T* !>iofrf->lirtj-I Y*» .-. j *_ __ *».. A A (-/^M 7*-rt o P*-» /*»•*>- >*•*«>• *.«^. • ovenly matched. Both are . fledged middleweights and power - in pack plenty of full both their right hands. Both are smart boxers capable of going- four rounds at top Harbort-Bnssctt semi-windup be- h en. vv weight novices, Jackie Ellor of Wilson, a towering 18-yenr-old kid weighing 208 and standing six feet five inches, who will make his ring debut, against Even Coach Shaughnessy is said «', makc h ' s ring clebllt a § ains t to have been influenced" by the 2lo " pouncl Johnny Ames of Bly- medical talk, and is considering thevillc - m or and Ames are shv scrapping the famed T-formation on ~ ex P e ."ence for n Rrv«> -Rrmti ^rr 1 , are anxious tc Ames are shy both say they "• "4.11.1 ioc WU^tfU Ull fr -r-,,1 . "' Harvey's theory of the circulation , - r vs nny a P litud e in of the blood. nis first appearance he may be What a break it would have been Pllt ; - int0 trainin * b -V Craig, who is for Nebraska if Coach Biff Jones s j;f ktn £ new {ale nt for Golden had been far-sighted enough to S, CS com P etiti °n next month, have engaged a competent doctor 7 ,, Craig he is anxious to to scout the Indians. A doctor could ^ his hand at amateur boxing have brought back a much more I C dis & la - vs an > r talent he comprehensive diagnosis than anv ™* y , cnterecj in th e novice di- ordinary football scout. Vlsion for the G °Wen Gloves totir- Thie vk-,^.. u~ _.. "', '.. ney. ordinary football scout.' This may be an extraordinary football game between Stanford and Nebraska on New Year's Day at that. Prom Phoenix, where the Nebraska team has turned desert rat and is toughening itself by , scrimmaging midst the cacti word i comes that sickness and injury' have hit the Cornhuskers and that they. too. may stagger into die bowl from the workings of an ambulance. Flu has hit some of the players A. A. tournament last spring—also has a holiday safari scheduled, but it isn't a.s- tough as that facing Indiana. The Jayhawkers" meet Fordham, Temple and Loyola of Chicago on a 12-day trip. Henry Iba's OklVnoma Aggies were victorious in three starts on their eastern trip—toppling City College of New York, 32-24; St. Joseph's of Philadelphia. 40-26; and George Washington, 38-33. Nat Holman at C. C. N. Y. was figured to have one of his strongest teams hi years. Iba, incidentally, says basketball is getting to be just as tough 'as football on a coach. . . . Every team the Aggies have played thus far used a different defense, and to TI - State. The Braves lost their best center Dolly King graduates at mid-year Two contenders from threat. o-.-^ c*o nmuu uues toaay ay * »w "as nn some of the players Co-coaches 'Andy Kerr and Bernie and camp followers and there is Bierman. Reagan \vas kicked in th* much couehins? nnri ™*c.^~ _.-__ Bierman. Reagan \ras kicked in the leg the first time he carried the ball and Muha suffered an arm bruise. More serious than either however, was the heavy cold of Forrest Evashevski. He was confined to liis room yesterday and his condition was being watched carefully in an effort to have him ready to go against the Westerners in the Shrine charity game at San Francisco, Jan. l. : Arc They.'Gym Athletes'? . - STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal Dec. 26.—Western All-Stars, preparing to meet the East in the V> Shrine's charity football game New ^ Year's Day,..were getting behind - ' ,m their... practice today as rainy ."V weather rtceot- th«»m inrfi-wvc nrv, 0 « much coughing and sneezing goine on. " f Unless the two teams regain their health before kickoff time certain changes in the rules for the game will have to be made For instance, there will have to be a penalty written in for the illegal use of the sneeze. It would be unfair for an ailing tackle on one team to threaten a healthy opposing tackle with a sneeze that might send him to bed for a week with an attack of grippe. Too, there will have to be a rule against having a back with a head cold, in motion before the ball is snapped. A substitute will have to be given permission to speak in the huddle before one m uieir,; practice today as rainy play is run because 7h* „« iT weather jrlKspt'them indoors. They•'have to^ send ^in? in tc0 ° ach may Mosley Declines Invitation For Memphis Game Norman "Monk" Mosley, whose sensational grid exploits as star halfback of the champion Blytheville Chicks this year brought" him all-state and all-Southern honors. has declined an invitation to participate in the annual Shrine o nmiro q "Dream Game" Sunday afternoon e l j?af ^bu at Crump Stadium in Memohis V™ ^ > - . The third of the Mosley brothers I ^11 >V * CXPCCL / -- . i «»l- <UI. mid° Wisconsin, chiefly because V . 4V . Badgers sank 20 of 28 free throws. Man "Officially" Dead Makes Draft Inquiry T-TOTALER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1940 ,>"• By Art Krenz PAINESVILLE. O. /. Clark, ? rnim ly decided not to the invita- .. . "x-v^^v me JU>Ucl- ' ~, , , , tJon because tinder Arkansas scho- I C a found thnt hc hiul been lastic rules participation in a post- ' llsted m the sheriff '« records as season contest would make him ineligible for other high school sports would prevent his playing on the Chicks basketball team of which he is also one of the stars. High school senior players from Arkansas will oppose a team made up of the pick of the Tennessee preps : - -•year dead for more than a month. 'A body found In a burning barn at Mentor, o.. was "identified" is Clark's by a left shoe, a necktie and a pair of gla.sses. Perfect Hand in Spades LENOX, Mass. (UP)—Lloyd B. Foulds held a perfect hand "of 13 D-'" WWLUVOl,, t/m, J lt , Blytheville player will take part in the game this time. Read Courier News want ads. Here's How 1940 Version Of Old Offensive Plan Works By ART KRENZ NEA Service Staff Correspondent What Ls this newfangled "T" formation used by the Rose Bowl- hound Stanford footblal team? Because of Lhe "TV used by Stanford and the Chicago Bears in their march to the National League pro championship, it seems clue for wider adoption next year. A Stanford victory over Nebraska In tlie bowl game wouldn't do anything- to decrease its new popularity. The "T" formation which has been shaking so many backs loose on the gridiron is no newer than that other model T which .shook backs 20 years ago. For the "T" offense was employed before the football world ever heard of wingbacks, tailbacks and spin- backs. Knute Rockne once used a form of the "T," dropped it when the one-second rule gave the defense time to shift to meet the attack. Success of the 1940 streamlined version depends on adept handling of the ball from center, expert timing, finesse and a good passing attack. Passes must be a constant threat. The Bears used Sid Luckman. Stanford uses Frankie Albert. They handle the ball on all plays. From the "T" formation any one of the backs shifts to the left or right. A man in motion is used on every play except when punting. He serves as a decoy pass receiver or carries out other assignments. He must come to a full second 'stop before the ball is snapped except when only one man is in motion obliquely, which does not constitute a backfiekl shift (see diagram 3) CRISS-CROSSING CONFUSES DEFENSE To get some idea as to what Nebraska must stop in the bowl game, consider a few of Stanford's plays. The line is balanced. Albert is at quarterback, Hugh Gallarneau at left half, Norm Standlee at fullback and Pete Kmetovic at right half. On one pass play (see large diagram) two men are in motion. The right end moves out 15 yards and Kmetovic shifts to the left wingback spot • 10 yards outside left end. Albert takes the ball, fakes to Gallarneau who continues on out to the right flat zone, fakes again to Standlee who goes on to block the defensive right tackle. Albert then fades back to the left, passes to Kmetovic who has gone down from the left wingback spot. All this criss-crossing confuses the defensive linemen, who have their eyes glued on the men in ' •.notion. Diagrams 1. 2 and 3 picture three different line bucks. In the first—a straight power smash- Albert gives the ball to Standlee After Kmetovic has moved to the left wing. Gallarneau is in motion in diagram 2, and Kmetovic takes the jail from Albert and hits off right Gallameau is in motion laterally -n diagram 3. Albert fakes to Stanrilee and gives it to Kmetovic, vvho hits to the right. In other variations Albert may ;ive the ball to Standlee after faking to Kmetovic; or he may itart around end alone. . The line must open holes quickly, as the jail carriers usually have no in- •.erference. DEFENCE NEEDS GOOD SAFETY MAN Diagram 4 has a blacker run- of the ball carrier. gc m the direction. This motont to ihe spins, tosses a What stop all this? Ask n r ° f s -u WlU or George added the man too. who was freshman coach at Illinois when Haias played there. Whatever defense is used—a 7-2-2 or a 7-1-2-1 or a 6-2-2-1— it's best to have the safety man (UP)-Ralph if he's back far enough, maybe late he can stop the baU carrier with "" a shoestring tackle. Read Courier News want BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd Phone 167 QUARTERBACK LEFT HANP€D -PUT IN ROSE BOWL..., • ..i :^ r >-.S;i)£SiaeaRSa ALBERT /$ /A/ STANFORD'S *r* FORMATION... BEHIND C£NTE% AND HANDLES BALL ON ££| PLAY BY BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—When people complain that the defense program is lagging because there has been no one presiding benius to get things co-ordinated, they are usually talking about things • BRUCE CATTON! "^"M ^ *U f ^i,e -. - - . *-*«.iwi^ program's, lack of direction. There follow a few more PUT IN ENGINES, TAKE THEIVI OUT One of the biggest airplane manufacturers on the west coast has j expanded his plant, taken on a 'flock of new workers, and set his production line humming. Airplanes are rolling off the line in gratifying quantities—but after they come off the line they sit there idle, because neither the engines nor.cer- Ilke this: I tain items of cockpit equipment Defense Commissioner Knudsen ' have . been finished, begins negotiating with a manufac- j Tn5s manufacturer has a con- turer for some machine tools. Be- tract wit htne government at a fore the negotiations get very ' for I fixed price P er Plane. <•• In 'figuring Knudsen learns that at the same i his costs - he of course included moment a War Department pro- Uie P rices he would pay sub-con- curement officer is negotiating with the same manufacturer for another allotment of machine tools. The manufacturer can't take both orders, as either one would be a capacity job for him. and he has no way of knowing which one he ought to take. Meanwhile, no one has been steering things to see that' the two bids didn't head into the same shop, and there is no one ' with autohrity to say which of the 1 Amateur BOXING Legion Arena, Friday 8 p.m. featuring 'Tex' Harbert 'Chuck'Bassett Also 5 other bouts, including heavy weight scrap between Jackie Ellor, Wilson, vs. J. J). Ames, Blytheville. ' ADMISSION .... 20c BUY NOWI PAY LATERI BUDGET PLAN TUB QJ low 05 jm f\~ ^^^^^ r ^^^^^^ HfV^M PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. & Walnut Phone 810 think about 1941? Babson's uncanny record of accuracy —over 85% through the years—always makes his forecast ' one of the big .Roger w. Babson business stories of the year. With spreading war and defense assures clouding the outlook foe 1941, Babson's forecast is bigger news than ever this year. Read his clear-cut, definite analysis of 1941 Courier News •.. and plan your course for the months ahead! tractors for the motors and other f equipment. The manufacturers with' '•' whom he contracted for these items in turn had based their bids on the expectation that they would ft^L -. operating on a normal work weefT Now, with his own production running ahead of schedule, this manufacturer cannot tell his suppliers to go on an overtime basis so that their output can keep pace with his own . . . nor is anyone in Washington in a position to step in and put the whole system on a rational speeded-\ip basis. Rather similar is the case of another big plane manufacturer. As his planes are finished he has them flown to the nearest, military receiving depot. There the engines are taken out and returned co his factory, so that the next lot of ! finished planes may be kown to \ the delivery site. j Two lacks of co-ordination are reflected here. Production of planes wasn't tied in with production of motors and accessories, and there is no central authority now to iron out the kinks. UTTLE SUM'S, BIG SHIPS There's the case of a shipyard, in New England, which last sprinJ|.j was engaged in the constructiorr f J of small harbor craft. British purchasing agents-offered a large cori- tiact for ocean-going ships. The yard official consulted the Navy Department abobt it. Navy replied tha tit didn't yet know what its own program was going to be (this was last spring, remember, before the huge defense appropriations) and that the yard might as well go ahead and take the British order. The yard did so. Now. with the two-ocean navy program calling for every resource, the Navy De- .partment is pressing this same ship-builder to take a navy'con- tract. Having signed up with the British, however, he can't as all his facilities are engaged. 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