The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 28, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS New 12,000,000 Golden Gate Race Plant Grayson Also Likes Arizona State. Georgetown, no In Other Battles Fres- BY HARRY GKAYSON NTA" Service Sports Editor Who do you like in the bowl games My. choices are: Stanford over Nebraska in the bowl in Pasadena. Boston College over Tennessee in the'Sugar, in New Orleans. Texas A. & M. over Fordham in the Cotton in Dallas. Georgeto\vn over M i ,s s i s s i p p i State in the Orange in Miami. Arizona State Teachers over Western Reserve of Cleveland in the Sun at El Paso, and— Fresno State over Hawaii in the Pineapple- in Honolulu. With Chief Standlee altogether .at fullback for the first, time .since rnid-.season, Stanford will pick up the momentum it had when Clark Shaughne&sy's Cinderella club launched its unbeaten and untied season. I saw Nebraska against Pittsburgh, and the Cornhuskers will have to show more than they displayed that afternoon to take the Red Indians, who have built a remarkable game out of ihe old "T" formation and around an amazingly .' versatile thinking, running, passing and kicking quarterback'. . Frankie. Albert. STANFORD HAS SPLENDID LINE Nebraska has more reserves, but Stanford has a splendid line behind which run another back or two, not the least formidable of whom is a player by the name of Hugh Gallarneau, hero of the Big game with California. Gallarneau was named as the NEA; All-America right halfback before that performance definitely sold him as such to everybody else. If Chuckin' Charley O'Rourke attains the heights.he hit in Boston College's phenomenal 19-18 •victory. over Georgetown, Tennessee •'will bow in the Sugar Bowl. •This, is the last game for a flock of Tennessee seniors, but the Eagles have a bit more on the ball. Fordham has a lot of balance and stuff,.but John Kimbrough and his Texas, A. & M. teammates are going to demonstrate that the Texas party was a big mistake. ...•.Mississippi State was the most under-publicized good college team in the land in 1940, bur, George- town'was only a sten or' two from the finest in the land. The Hoy as have lost only one game in three campaigns—to Boston College by ; a 1 .gnat's eyelash—and I doubt that the .Bulldogs can make it two BOWL GAMES HERE TO STAY Western Reserve has two backs who could run in any company Johnny Reis and Dick Booth, but, Dixie. Howell, the old Alabaman has:.;a couple of fair to middling ban, packers himself at Tempe Ariz., and also had a climatic break in preparing for the engagement at El Paso. -Fresno State has tackled more and sterner competition than Hawaii. All of the bowls are sold out and money is being turned back' This is something in the way of evidence that bowl games arc here to say. Set"'em up in the other alley! Winter Sports For California Receive Boost SAN FRANCISCO (UP) — California's several hunded thousand skiing enthusiasts are promised a "good snow year" in the mountains which line the eastern border of the state. The winter sports committee of the State Chamber of Commerce consulted Dr. Irving c'rick of California Institute of Technology on prospects. Crick forecasts a cold winter much precipitation as last year. The committee also called on the >^. nP ? S J_ nStitUte of Oceanography f . . ^ institute Aerial view of $2,000,MO plant a Golden Gale Turf Club <m San Francisco Bay, showing artiflm. Jake to i,,fiew7 Upper California Gets First Big Layout, Season Opens Today BY HAKItY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. <>7 -The tast time i saw Edward Patrick Maclean he Was , leac , coad) U* fcauii Mary's Collie footba'l i earn. SATURDAY;; -DECEMBER .28; -19JO Big and Little Webfoots both fullbacks unlikely to be of much .service against Nebraska in the Rose Bowl on New Year's D;ty, tied in another well-matched .scrap with Williams taking the r*(Vr^'< nod A on parsing today. Prankie Aibrr; -and Thor Peterson kept the rerrivttr.s busy yesterday with bo'h long, short and wide aerials. Fullback Norm Standlee returned 10 the active list yexti-rdav, but hls injured knee .still bothered him. Harborl Stages Fast Finish To Monty And Lott Will Swap Grips A match many Wrestling fans have been anxious to see will head.-.,.-. - t BdSSCll Hue the weekly mat card at Edward Patrick Madfean explains layout of Golden Gate Turf ub, ol which he is now general manairpr. Club, Chuck Eassett. looking sharp tor three rounds and apparently piling " up a winning margin on ran into a stiff right points. nppemit early in the fourth round and lost the judges' decision to Tex Harbm in the main event of Joe Craig's weekly amateur boxing card °at the American Legion arena Friday and Bassclt fought a Time Draws Short For Bowl Teams' Conditioning By United Press BAY ST. LOUIS. Miss.. Dec. 28.— Coach Frank Leahy said today that his Boston College Eagles "were ready" for Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl football game at New Orleans on New Year's Day. He took advantage of fair weather by ordering another scrimmage session today. He put the boys through their hardest scrimmaging yesterday since arriving on the Gulf Coasij.. and .all of them escaped injuries. Except for right, tackle John Yauckoes. who hns a tooth ache and a slight cold, the squad is in top physical shape. day will for El Paso. Tex., where it meet Arizona State in the Sun Bowl game Jan. i. Coach Bill concluded home drills intensive • workout yes- Edwards with an terday. EDGEWATER PARK, Miss.. Dec. 28.— Maj. Bob his Tennessee Neyland scheduled Vols for another secret practice session today. He put his squad through Us first scrimmage since Christmas yesterday in preparation for meeting Boston College in the Sugar Bowl Jan. i. MIAMI. Fiji.. Dec. '28.—An offensive • drill EL PASO. Tex., Dec. 28.— Arizona State will practice again today in the Sun Bowl where they meet Western Reserve on New Year's Day. After a western welcome upon tf/Jrival . yesterday. .Coach Dixie Howell put his 32 players through a stiff session in Sim Bowl stadium. BERKELEY. Cnl.. Dec. 28.— Bernic Bierman and Andy Kerr continued today to build the Eastern All Stars', attack around Tommy Harmon, Prank "Reagan and Dave Allerdice. .With the Easterners outweighed, .Bierman and Kcrr are counting on speed and deception to beat the Western squad in their charity bowl game at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco next week. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Cal.. for Mississippi State's Dec. 28.—With no immediate pros- footballers was scheduled today by Coach Allyn McKeen. Hc "pro- pects for clearing weather. Babe Hollingberry and Matty Bell are his squad in "excellent concentrating on teaching the condition" yesterday following a j Western All-Stars how to handle practice against offensive plays of a wet ball. They put their charges Georgetown. Orange Bowl opponent of State next Wednesday. MIAMI BEACH. Pla., Dec. 28.— Secret workouts at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., were on Georgetown's practice schedule today. Coach Jack Hagerty put his squad through three hours of hard work yesterday and.let the team try out some new plays to use against Mississippi, State in the Orange Bowl next week. Art Lemke. an end who Drained an ankle last week, was back in the lineup, but halfback Frankie DornfieUI took it easy because of a weak ankle. COLLEGE STATION. Tex, Dec. 28.—Coach Homer Norton hopes to get his Texas Aggies out on the practice field today if weather permits. Rain forced the Aggies to practice indoors yesterday for their game with Fordham on New Year's forecast. that temperatures tins winter would be l to 3 degrees below av- ' • erage, or from 3 to 7 degrees below " last year it, too. forecast a.s much precipitation as during the 1939-40 season when precipitation was i->o per cent of normal Finally the sports a'urned to mountain Day in the Cotton Bowl. Passing. ' sprinting wer. ihe big rodeo barn learned from them that the cones are loaded with buts the sages and pine squirrels are working overtime g in for- hoarding, wild fowl are comin earlier and animals of the - ests are growing heavier coats of USUal ~ a11 signs of * cold The skiing season officially was opens Jan. l. although maiw resorts opened two weeks earlier. BROTHER, STSTEl NEW YORK.-Furman and his sister, Mildred, of Somer- Kugler hold the two highest amateur bicycle racing viHe, N. national titles. A member of the same ^ racing club, Harry Naismyth, holds the junior men's championship. BARGE DWELLER Mrs.. Margaret Lown has lived on a . barge in the harbor of /Bridgeport, Connecticut, for 30 vycars. without once -setting foot, on land.- ' ; DALLAS. Tex.. Deo. 28.—Coach Jim Crowley of Fordham said today that he was devisin? n defense 10 stop the Texas Aggies' John Kimbrough in the Cotton Bowl next week. His plan calls for guards and tackles to converge on "Bi<* John" in a "V-drive" before he picks up momentum. Crowley .said he knew that left his boys* open for mouse-trapping, "but if you don't stop him before he <^ets started. Kimbrough will murder "the line." PHOENIX. Ariz.. Dec 28—Still dissatisfied with Nebraska's of fenri: V T>'' C° ach Bl » J °ne.s today ° practice schedule despite injuries to two of his squad in yesterday's bruisin* scrimmage. Starting quarterback Hoy Petsch and second stringer f * ik r md w^' be missing the lineup when the Corn- w in the Rose Wednesday. Petsch suffered through two long workouts despite n soggy field yesterday in preparation for the Shrine's benefit game in San Francisco on New Year's Day. PASADENA. Cal.. Dec. 28.—With night. Harbert cautious first round, (hen tore into each other with stinging rights and lefts in two vicious rounds that presaged the final flurrv that Rave Harbert a narrow decision at the conclusion of the fourth session. Harbert, popular former Blytheville high school football star who competed in the backfield for Copiah-Lincoln Junior college at Wesson, Miss., last fall, took the starch completely out of BasseLi. former local star now in the UY S. Army, early in the finale and carried the fight easily the remainder of the distance to rally for the decision. In the second 'and third rounds twice it seemed that Harbert would fall victim to a knockout aft,er Bassett hammered the Copiah-Lincoln star with many blows. He was almost out on his feet but came back with enough punch to win. A very good fight between two little fellows weighing a mere 124 pounds was unreeled the main event, with a draw decision the outcome of one of the finest toe-to-toe slugging matches for three rounds that any fight fans will ever sec. Combatants were Jesse Cooley and J. T. Hawkins of the National Guard, and Hawkins, .slightly taller and seemingly more polished than Cocley. suffered a bloodied nose in each of the first two rounds during the furious slugging. Referee Don Burton's decision was a draw, and a popular verdict it was. Henry James. 138. won a'decision over A. J. Caraway. 131."after a good three round fight, with the decision awarded to James by virtue of a second round knockdown that found Caraway on the floor. A pair of 1-10-pound negroes. Bo'o Johnson and J. c. Williams, bat- the region arena Monday night. It is the scheduled struggle between .Jimmy Lott and Bob Montgomery, comparative newcomers to this circuit but two of the fastest and most able grapplcrs Promoter Mike Meroney has presented in the past Madigan. the old Notre Dame center, once wa.s beaten a.s ctMch of the Galloping Gaels by Cahfom.a. too to 0, or .something n ' bUl hc stuck with "• soon was trimming the Gold- him * a '' : Ol ' ten !1S Lh ° y repellcd if u year ago you would have me I would now find Madigan nwnauer of a tremendous '•ace track venture. I would have luuaned. Madigan-s only previous experience with the bangtails was us a V2 bettor, and he .seldom went to mi oval to risk that amount. Madigan .says he is .still bewildered as to how he became genera! manager of the new $2000000 Golden Gate Turf club, but 'the djreclors are by no means hesitant! m stating specific reasons for hir-' Lott and Montgomery first appeared on Meroney's card a few weeks ago and both won their matches in an impressive manner. Since then they have displayed a world of class in trimming some of thr best heavyweights in this territory, and many mat fans have asked Meroney to'match the two performers, with the result that they will clash Monday night. Another bout that will interest many followers of the mat sport will be staged by Karl Von Zuppi and George Bennett, who are slated for the semi-windup position on the card. An extra feature will be a knockdown-and-drag-out between Joe Diliman. the Greek strong man, and "Wild Red" Roberts, Little Rock toughie. These two were partners in a tag match here last week and according to Meroney have been at odds since that time, each claiming the other was responsible for loss of the match. The feeling has reached such a point. Meroney said, that the two want to settle their issue with something more than words, so they have been accorded an opportunity. Each of the three matches will be two out of three fall affairs, one hour time limit. easy distance " Golden Slate Pit Worker, 80, {n Quarries 70 Years PEN ARGYL. Pa. (UP>—Eighty- year-cld Edward Jackson has been employed in the slate quarries for the past 70 years and i.s still going strong. Jack.son says .that no other man in the .slate belt can equal his record. At present he i.s employed as a block-maker at the Jackson Banger Slaie Company where hc works beside men 30 years younger. Read Courier News want ads ALL PROPHET- NO LOSS BY Art Ivrenz ? kmund - a wingback. sustained a bruised shoulder. CLEVELAND, Dec. 28—Western football team leaves t™ HUSKBRS GET DOSE FORMATION... DEAD GAME BIRD.,. A , cnnn contract *<; $15,000 a year. They engaged him because of his terrific crowd appeal, great popularity in north- em California and proven executive ability. Madigan says lie's been having a lot of fun. although he Ls at present putting in 16-hour days to complete business before the opening on Dec. 28. He suspects he'll soon be able to tell'the eighth pole from a goal post. The Golden Gate Turf Club is situated at Albany, between San Francisco Bay and the Berkeley foothills, 15 minutes across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, eight minutes from the thriving city of Oakland. There are 1.700.000 persons within of the strip. GRANDSTAND IS THREE-TIERED The plant of the new Gate Turf Club is the third major track in California. The others are Santa Anita and Hollvwood Park, the latter at Inslewood. not far from Los Aneeles. Golden Gate is the first track built upon such a scale in northern California. The course i.s unique. from a structural standpoint. It has the only three-tiered racetrack grandstand in America. The grandstand clubhouse and Turf and Paddock Club enclosure are under one roof. Through such construction, clubhouse customers, on the second tier, and Turf and Paddock Club members, on the third tier, arc directly centered on the finish line. At most other tracks, customers who nav the most money are to the right of the finish, and have a poor visual angle due to the snrawlins- construction of stands. This is eliminated at Golden Gate by building up in the air. Grading- of turns makes both front and back stretches 183 feet longer than those at any other mile track. The track i.s built on the side of a hill. Wally Borrevik, 6-foot, 9-inch sophomore center lor University of , vsy o Oregon, ays ball in basket as the smallest Webfoot regur vrterar Paul Jackson, 5 feet. 7 inches, also reaches lor the hoop. The Dope Bucket B7 J. P. FRIEND Blytheville will not be! represented in the second annual Shrin- ers High school "dream game" featuring senior stars from. Arkansas and Tennessee tomorrow afternoon in Memphis' spacious Crump Stadium. Norman (Monk) Mosley. the Chicks' great little captain and field general who was honored with places on practically every all-state and all-southern selection, was given an invitation to head the Wonder State eleven but declined since participation would bar him from basketball and track, two other .sports at which he is especially adept. that should warm the heart of every coach. He is strictly a team Player, one who cares little fo- nereonal glory. The bit* thin* with him is co win. He trains "religiously and works hard all the time Coach Leslie (Duke) Speck, who nnri him under his wing o n the 1940 Seminole team, handed the hustling linesman a hu«>e bouquer. "He Ls one of the''best boys T have ever coached. He never give.-; any trouble, on or off the field. He handles assignments like a soldier. Whenever an order is given be carries it out to the best of his abilitv. regardless of whether hft thinks it will work or not. He M a natural born leader and his se^ lection as captain last season was an excellent one. Not once-did he make a faulty decision all season "I have talked with Osceola fans who have been close to the football teams here in the past They f rate him one of the greatest de- Fans have not forgotten the part fensive plavers i u school annals that nve members of the Maroon 1 Unusually fast for his 185 noi.ndV Maulers played in Arkansas' 13-6 i he diagnosed plays perfect v and ' the of the stand. The back cf the stand i.s. literally, the hill itself. This saved 51,500.000 in steel construction, it also enabled the architect to outline roads that follow the contour of the hill, so patrons of the higher tiers can drive ri?ht up to entrances. SEASON TO RUN' ONLY 3G DAYS Golden Gate has the only paddock built in front of the" stand. enabling racegoers to watch tht: horses being saddled. Circular lounge rooms of the clubhouse and the Turf and Pad- dcck Club are completely glassed in • - - overlook San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate and the two preat bridges— Bav and Golden Gate. 'There are $75.000 worth of fixtures in these thickly carpeted lounge rooms. Harry Brown, president of the Tnterocean Steamship Co. of San Francisco, is president of the track. George T. Williams, owner of the Geo. T. Williams Steamship Co. of San Francisco, is vice president and the largest .single stockholder. It's a -seagoing outfit. Golden Gate has 36 racing days formers. Hugh perfect ly to work ac t The fact that only one more publicized per-} touchdown was made over his DO- / TVa^r't T_Y«. •..!-. ;-.,.* ..4-* »-* C*i ^ »/->»» !..„ i si • rx • ... . " Long John Paulk cap-' went outfit and actually stole! them. Harbert started at one of the halfback slots and threw a long pass that led to the winning touchdown. in 1940 is tribute enough how well he did his job. It earned him all-conference rating at tackle and a bid to the "dream " But Mississippi county will havel^ 1 " 6 *" You can kce P your eyes on - -' : ' ------ • • h ' m for h e is certain to succeed ' cne of its native sons in the opening Pleven and from all reports h--- •should take care of the job in <";eat .style. He is William Terry "'"itchell. known as "Doc" to his mates and horde of Csceola fans, story of "Doc" reads like one of Horatio Alger's best selling novels. Tt is the story of a boy with a fighting heart as big as M giant pumpkin who overcame handicaps to attain a life-lone ambition. At birth he was groomed to be an athlete by his fond c ports-mmded father who gave him the name of William Terry after the one-time great first baseman and current manager of the New York Giants. But Father Mitchell, a prominent druggist and cne of the most loyal fans in Osceola history, did not live to see his son attain the fame that appears waiting for him. Weighing 185 pounds at his 18th birthday. "Doc" worked his wav between Dec, 28 and its closing | through high, school ov nandlini' date Feb. 22. A total of $424.900 U paper route and finding odd obs Will be distributor. «„ „*„!,.„ n«rt = n thfi ^^ ^ ^ ^^ However, this and his strenuous athletic program did not affect his studies for his report card shows almost a straight "B" average, ( something unusual among athletes. I He is one of the most popular stu- ' dents in Osceola high school, having been elected to several promi- will be distributed in stakes and purses. Stakes are headed by the S50.0CO Golden Gate Handicap at a mile and a furlong, Feb. 15. Horses will shuttle back and forth between Santo Anita and Golden Gate. If Golden Gate enjoys any fair measure of Santa Anita's success, no one will regret his investment. Golden Gate, like Santa Anita, is meant to be strictly a winter track. I repeat—that's the trick in California racing. Not to overdue it. Yon can't keep a kid with his spirit and determination down" William Terry has not deflnite- iv decided on his career. Rislu* now he is interested in aviation '~ut has the coaching bee in his bonnet. He hns made up his mind [•hat he is going- to college some how. And when he does get within the portals of high institutions— and he is certain to get there- old timers close to the family believe he will enter the school of medicine or pharmacy to carry on the family tradition. The line forms to coaches. the right, "Iodine" was taken from the Greek word meaning "violet," because of its violet-colored vapor. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores More man 30.000 students are enrolled at Columbia University, the largest student body of any single institution in the world. BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP nent class officerships. 107 S. 2nd Phone 167 m His athletic temperament is one * WRESTLING JIMMY LOTT Vs. BOB MONTGOMERY KARL VON ZUPPI Vs. GEORGE BENNETT JOE DILLMAN Vs. "RED" ROBERTS American Legion Arena, Monday g p. m.

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