The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 30, 1940
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PAGE SIX Qf |YANKEE'REVIVALIST?-' ML ' ." . L: -. — •-. 3BSeS«hfaft^<'!:V 1 *i''.'--^^MBB»es.. : r': > ';«'--^,. B Ar If Rain Comes, As It Probably Will, Nebraska To Gam PASADENA, Cal., Dec, 30 (OP) —The threat of rain came to Southern California in general and the Rose 'Bowl in particular today, bringing a mixed portion of gloom to Stanford's fleet Indians and joy to Kebraska. Because, should it rain in the next 24 hours— and the weatherman say.v it probably will—then Stanford's chances of dating the Cornhuskers Jan. 1 with its particular brand of football sleight-of- hand are as dark as the clouds overhead. Both teams took final workouts today: Stanford in the show of .the Rose Bowl and Nebro-ska at, nearby Occidental college, on turf 'still glistening with moisture from a 48-hour downfall. Neither practice was heavy. With prospects for a sluggish, doggy gridiron, despite use of tarpaulins, should New Year's clay be wet. stock of Nebraska's rugged team soared .to a new high, and Stanford's sagged correspondingly. Nebraska, which plays many of its early games in drizzles such as this and sometimes ends the season in a snowstorm, was jubilant over the prospect of meeting Stanford on a slow gridiron. That's just their element, Cornhusker supporters said, and there's where the power plays that grind, grind, grind to touchdowns are most effective — because Stanford then must meet them at their own game. Maj. Lawrence (BifT) Jones brought his squad in from its desert retreat yesterday with but one casualty from the week of hard practice there. Quarterback Roy Petsch. suffering from an injured back, worked out lightly today, and Jones said he hoped to start him Wednesday, completing the powerhouse backfield, since triple threat star Herman Rohrig has recovered from a mild influenza attack. Stanford, on the other hand, was having its woes in addition to the threat of rain. Coach Clark Shaughnessy worked long and hard with third-string fullback Rod Parker to fill the sap created behind big Norm Standlee when Milt Vicinich went to the sidelines with a wrenched knee. Parker, a senior who played but 32 minutes this season, is almost sure-to see action on the reserve- shy Indian squad, because Standlee still gavors a twisted ankle which placed him on crutches several : weeks ago. The rest of the Sianrord club suffers no outward bruises, bub the team doctor said all players who contracted influenza during the recent epidemic could not be expected to be in top condition? APPEARS To FiTM FOR 8£R\/£D W/W BMGHAMTbM ANO (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Halt On Activities Called After Gridder Falls Off Horse DALLAS, T<?x.. Dec. 30. <UP)~ Fcnlham is likely to have a tou'.'.h time finding n players able to fix-? the Texas Aj^ios in the Cotton Bowl. Texas hospitality is .slowly overtaking tile Ram.s. . ^Thcj major victim \va.s Claude Fieculewicz. second string quarterback, who was in a hospital 10- Uay under observation. And lu 1 wasn't hurt on a. football field— lit l oh" a horse and bruised' it couple 01 ribs. Pificulewic'/. probably won't pl.-ry ayaiast A. & M. Wednesday aii-l will br« replaced by .Jim Ileani. a .sophomore am) :i Un'rd .strinv. After tiie incident, Cup- Lain Lou Defilippo decided it v.u.s about time the boys quieted down. He called i.hern together last nirht and .said: "We've got to cut out riding horses, wearing- those cowboy boots and stick to football." The cowboy boots threatened to do more damage to the Rams than u train-loud of Kimbrouglis, Con- aisers and Pughs, Defilippo, for example, was given a'pair of .si/.e C boots when he arrived last week. Lou wears size 12 shoes, but. riding out to the hotel, the burly center squeezed into the small boots and .said: 'They'll fit, eventually." Another development was favorable to tlie- Fordhsim cause. The big pre-fcamfi discussions down he re- have been about what terrific "mousetrappers" the Aggies are, So yesterday -Johnny Kuzman, big tackle, was handed a package. Tn it was a .small mousetrap and a note which said; "This Is for you, John." Kuz- mun was furious,'and if you think he won'd do •some damage to thai A^to line, then listen to a .story about him. In Friday's first workout, Southern Methodist University sent over :>. blocking machine. Kuzman hit; it one block and ,the.,inachine shattered, one piece- 1 'seriously injuring the hand of Judge Carberry, Runt lino couch. The Aggies arrive from College Station today. They will practice in S. M. Cf.'.s Ownby Stadium. War Program Forces Jonesboro Changes JONESBORO, Ark..—Superintendent R. [I. Moore Saturday announced that James Markham of Little Rock has been employed as intramural coach at Jonesboro Junior High, replacing Lelnnd Payne, who will begin a year's army duty with the National Guard early in January. Markham will report Jan. 4. He is a graduate of Hendrix College. Clyde Trickey of North Little MONDAY, DECEMBER SO, 1940 Mat Card Provides 3 Matches A three-cornered wrestling nr0 - grani headed by a bout between Jimmy Lott and Bob Montgomery will be presented'- tonight at 8 o'clock by Promoter Mike Meroney at the Legion arena. Montgomery and Lott are highly- regarded throughout'the country's top-night wrestling drams and although they are comparative newcomers to this territory are well known by mat followers' and are expected to offer one of the year's best matches. Other matches include Karl Von Zuppl- vs. George Bennett in ihe seihi-windup, and ' ?the curtain- raiser will contain action b y J OP Oilman, Greek (.oughis, and "Wild Red" Roberts, Little Rock, slugger The opening match may show a lot of fireworks as both men are loath to do much wrestling and prefer their ring tactics on the more bruising side that Includes flsiicuii's and most of the illegal methods or wrestling-. All matches will be two out, of three falls or one hour time limit. Drop 48 To 6 Game To Tennessee All-Stars At Memphis , Tennessee's high school all-stars held a vengeful victory over Arkansas today after a 48 to C triumph in the annual football contest at Crump Stadium in Memphis Sunday which erased the sting of Arkansas' 13 to C victory of 1939. ' Among ihe starters for Arkansas in the ill-fated contest—as far as Arkansas players and fans were concerned -- was William Terry Mitchell of Osceola, who started ut the left guard position. Tennessee started off to a booming 1 beginning with ibree touchdowns and as many conversions in. Rock was signed last week in replace Bill Ruckman ,as head of the junior high coaching staff. Ruckman and Hansel Winters, assistant senior high coach, also -are guardsmen. Winters' position must be filled soon. the opening period, passed through a scoreless second session and counted 27 points in ihe final two periods while Arkansas was making a lone touchdown in the third per: iod on a pass play to ihe five aim 11 pass into the end zone for th* tally. The game was witnessed by 2,500 fans and numerous college roaches who looked over the best oi the 1940 ci'op of gridsters from Tennessee and Arkansas. BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd I'hone 167 Read Courier News want a as Sport Parade cnped them. They didn't have the luck to be placed in poor seats behind the goal line or back of posts. For GO minutes they were treated to the offensive powers of the T formation in all its scoring fury. I'm wondering whether or not the fact that they were able to study the T formation and learn some of its mysteries, offsets the dent that must have been made in the Cornhuskers' morale." Having the Midwestcrners v v;atch the Bears is something- like asking a fellow who is afraid of the dark to spend Halloween with Boris Karloff. or taking a man who-is about to start a journey into the Indian jungle to the zoo to watch the cobras at play. Still, Major Jones knows his, boys better than I do. Perhaps he worked on the theory that after watching- the damage the T formation can do, the Cornhuskers will piny their best game to be certain that they get back to Lincoln hale and hearty. Too, he can always bolster the boys by reminding them that the T formation they saw was operated by such gents as Ltickman. Molting, Pamiglietti, Osmanski, Stydahar, 1 Turner. Musso, and others of like caliber, and that Stanford, fine as it might be,.hasn't that sort of players passing, running and kicking. Well, we'll know the answer Wednesday afternoon. Before that, as a matter of fact, because my super-dooper predictions on all the bowl games will be released tomorrow—by carrier pigeon. So if you see a pigeon on your porch, let, him in. He brings glad tidings '—for the bookmaker. lure. Neely was all for reorganizing Texas football. He was going to '.-cncenrrate on ground plays to show il could be done, in his'early games his passers threw the ball no more than three or four times, but ac the end of the campaign they were throwing 25 or 30 passes like the rest of us. He learned. "In Texas, we employ the pass as a fundamental attack, not as a desperate third or fourth down attempt. "We run ground plays to draw in the secondary so we can throw more passes. "Elsewhere they throw occasional passes to loosen up the defense for .running plays." Thus does Matty Bell answer lhe oft-asked question: "Why does the cow country go in so heavily for the forward pass?" Osceola Cagers Play At Memphis Tonight CSCEOLA will be represented by an independent basketball team in Memphis tonight at the Memphis Y. M. C. A., with the Mississippi county quintet meeting the Memphis Coca-Cola Bottlers. The game begins at 9 o'clock. Pace-maker of the Osceola quintet is Leslie Speck, former Jonesboro star well regarded in independent basketball ranks. The Bottlers have lost only one contest this year. PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 30. (UP) —Nebraska's land-locked Corn- huskers saw the Pacific Ocean and the T formation on their first day in California, and it's a tossup which impressed them the more. They saw the ocean after a hmcheon in Santa Monica, and, due to a local and "unusual" storm, the Pacific was making a joke of the man who named it (name on-..request). Only five of the 43 Nebraska players 'had ever seen the ocean before, and even they were unable to be blase in the face of the mammoth rollers. Prom luncheon the Cornhuskers. By. HARK Y GRAYSOX NEA Service Sjiorts Editor Gns Dorais and Knute Rocknc. as Notre Dame players, undoubtedly tirst clearly demonstrated the practicability of (he forward pass. but. I have an idea MadLson A. Bell is t right when he says Ray Morrison gave the aerial game its greatest Bill Harrison Gets Letter At Hendrix Bill Hnrrison, a senior in Hendrix .college at Comvay, is one of sixteen leltermen in football, it has been announced by Coach Ivan H. Grove. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Zal B. Harrison, he Ls also an assistant in the biology laboratory, a member of the "K" club and of Tau Omega social fraternity. with Major Biff Jones leading them impetus. m brave army style, filed into Morrison, a Vanderbilt man now Oilmnrp C)- 0 ^<., m ;„ T — , , I _. „•,. . UV^UML man no\\ , Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles to watch the Chicago Bears °play •the All-Stars of the National Professional • League. The major arranged this stop in order that the boys could see for themselves what the T formation that Stanford will'employ in the Rose Bowl looks like. As you know, the Bears are masters of the T style of of- •fense, and the Stanlords were taught it by a Bears' quarterback •Bemie Masterson, who is now a , m - auacs s au trL^ ^sL^ so °' ; b — *»™« <*« the early 1930s P * " i ^ ang Acrial Circus. The public Well, if the ocean was rou->h the n«« « S0 . mucl ' l ^ al the r ° nv ^ Bears and their T formation we e ^?L*^ "' ? XaS f°° tba11 fc.,..,^ v_ _ .-_.* _ iLiivitrjiiiM T i or IT »• r^»-\^.*^.-v i_».». »._ '»«--t*^,* 1^*11, Llliltl JiU\Y at Temple, preceded Matty Bell | as nead coach of Southern" Methodist. He made an entire section —the great southwest—extremely [:a«;.s conscious. "Morrison had a light team one I fall." explains Bell, who as an athlete helped to make Centre College famous. "He had to do something about it. He couldn't run his small boys against big Texas Rangers, so he built a pass- rt* GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKEY" The Social Favorite rougher. The Bears generated al- . most as much power as did the long rollers of the Pacific, and ' they tore apart a squad composed of the-super, players of the other teams in the National League Prom the T formation the Bears threw short passes, long passes and laterals all over .the place. They sent backs cracking through the line for touchdown runs, and they swept the ends. * The All-Stars tried more defenses than a gangster's lawyer but to ncv avail. The- Bears were irresistible, winning 28 to 14, and both of the Ail-Star touchdowns were in the nature of gifts, one coming on a forward pass interference ruling and the other on a do : or-die pass by Sammy Baugh with^but-a second, to go in the second period. . v the", Cornhuskers saw all of this from ^choice, seats on the ' 50-yard •^line,-Not .-a detail could have es- rhoice but by i ter. not by :' demand. "Maybe Morrison wasn't the father of the forward pass in the southwest, but he certainlv popularized it, " ^"Texas boys are usually tall physically constructed for throwing and catching. Baseball is ,\n intense sport in Texas, and that helps. The weather in autumn is dry. so we just naturally fall into passing. "In the north, rain and muddy Helds discourage passing. 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