The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1941 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1941
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PAGES SIX ' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Guard Named By Coach Dildy; Two New Squremen Start high .school gymnasium here. ttihiy announced his starting lineup today, ineluclini? Sonny Lloyd and Hugh Dozior. forwards- BeCovmpto center ^nrt *<rnci.i,. «»>,» TV «i._i _ ' wj'^i. u^,^, center, and Mosiey and Hersehel Besharse, guards ° ap- he's like an eel and enemy forwards" don't score too much on him. He's the first oap; ; \in of the season in a system where leaders arc- poimed for each game. Llcyd is a juijior and a Coring- forward. He teamed with Mosiey on ihe gridiron and the pair was known as the btf.-.t ' combination O f "st-ai- batks" in tlie state. Another veteruu.among'the roster's five lettermen is Bo Coppedge, six- foot, five inch center u-ho carries his 230 pounds with grace even on a basketball court. Two newcomers will get the starting call. Dozier at forward and Besharse at guard. Dozier Ls a freshman, stands .six-feet, two. inches and should make a crackerjack eager. Besharse Is five-feet, 10 inches high and a sophomore! He snd Mosiey should handle the | ctu'onse positions nicely. The game Friday night will be played about 8:30, after the junior high contest Ls ended. It starts at! 7: SO. Ticket Sale Brisk; Byrd Tapers Off Demand- for tickets to the Friday night professional boxing show at the Legion Hut was, brisk today and a good-crowd was expected to witness Blytheville's first pro card in three years. Meanwhile, Aaron Byrd tapered [V off in training; for nis fieht in the f ma/n event against Lew Wallace of St. Louis. The local puncher has been training hard and Promoter Joe Craigr manager of Byrd. said he thought Byrd would be able to last the distance in this'fight, his first '10-rounder. Favorites Still Going In NetMeet TAMPA, PJa., Jan. 8. (UP)—Play in ihe nth annual. Dixie icnni.s i To f \Y/ . Dl M r i Lcn fiiaineni swings into full strkir-' Last-West Players Not In- L0cla i r formed of AAU Rule, Official Asserts Starts Defense Program - By Art Krcnx Ray Simmons,' St. Louis, 'who , nehts Joe Kennedy of Kansas city star, in another 10-round bout will be in Blythevm c "'-Ti.\ursdny afternoon with-Kid Irish, middleweight who-tangles, \vith Don Burton of ElyrhevUle in ' a six-rounder. The cut-of-to«-n lads will workout at the Legfion Hui. at 2:30 P. Jtn. ,Tickete .for -the well-cast professional show are on sale at Kirby and Borum .drug stores. Ten per cent of .tiie fight's proceeds mil go to the family of Lawrence "Wal- oran. Osceola service station attendant slain during a holdup Dec Paul Brown today . . . his team*, have won 3£ successive tames over four seasons, tour. Unfortunately, they are traveling on their own, and have hardly enough money to make the trip. * • * '.-. * - '.'.'"' ' Such . interchanges -of. athletes as have taken place between the United States arid' South America have; been based pretty' much on a commercial basis. - As - diplomatic friendship this NEW YORK', Jan. 8. i UP)—The automatic/ ; suspension of nil the playors but one. who took part In Lhe East-West, football game :it San Francisco, on -New year's Day will bt» lifted', whenever those phiy- — make .application-to the Ariia- A'thletie" Union. Secretary- Treasurer Daniel J. Ferris saw today. ' Ferris saiti thai all of the- players except Frt-a ilurtuian •»f like, who obtained AAU permission,- had been suspended for failure to ask permission «f the atnuteiu- body to play : m the Charity <Jinie. However. Ferris said, most of the players were not properly Informed of the amateur rule inenis. He made the statement following a long distance call from William Coffman of San Francisco chairman of the Shrine committee, who told Ferris that the failure of the boy.s to comply with the rules was clue to their "being misinformed in Sail Francisco. Ferris said that since football is not one of the sports over which the A. A. U. .claims jurisdiction and since the game's proceeds went to a recognized charity, the disqualified players are eligible for reinstatement at once and he will .so-recommend. The violated rule Is. a., long established one, he added, and no special rulings had been made in. this case. require- competition scheduled to oegm in the women's .singles MIC! men's doubles. Frank kovacs of Oakland, Call' and Jack Kramer of Los Angles' seeded third and fourth ix£pc'"- tively, won second round matches in the men's singles yesterday after drawing byes in the opening round. Kovacs eliminated Mike O'Brien of Tarnpa. (j-4, 6-3 ami Kramer cheated CSawie Laikj Tarnpa, 6-0, g-2. Other seeded players—includes National Champion Don McNeil! Bobby Riggs. Bitsv Grant,- Marti'n, Hal Surface, Frank Guernsey and Russell Bobbitt—had little trouble winning first round mutches. Second Western Golf Meet Starts Thursday • OAKLAND; Calif., Jan. 8 (UP) —More than 200 of the country's best professional and amateur golfers warmed up today for the $5 OOU fifth annual Oakland Open tournament, second stop on the winter circuit. The 72 holes of medal play be»iu tomorrow and end Sunday. All the champions of preceding Oakland Opens—Sammy Snead 1937; 'Harry Cooper. 1938; Dick Met*, 1939; jimmy Demaret. 1940 —were entered. Johnny Bulla, fresh from .winning the $10,000 Los \n- i geJes open, led the contingent ! CAMPBELL. DEVELOPED A ^ AT A CLEVELAND CLUB ftf JANUARY. ;-8-1941-' Fairymaht" Watched More Thar^Gypsy R os . BV HENRY McUCMORE A nr A m * ^ Pw!SS Steff Correspondent .ARCADIA, Cal Jan. 8. (UP)-Talk, may challenging the "big four" 'for con money. Prospects were for rain throughout the- tournament. Prep Coach, Probable Ohio State Mentor, Loves Football Yankees To Present Classy -If Youthful-Diamond Squad By DON SANDERS NEA Service Staff Correspondent MASSILLON, 0., Jan. 8 _ in the fall of 1926 a slim, wiry youth from Massillon went out for quarterback on, the freshman football team at Ohio State University Kesier. who followed two years at- Massillon •pretty fertile, -nn'd hardly y BOB HARLOW .Publisher. Piachnrst, N. C.. Outlook It., was nice to read that Norman Armour, United states ambassador co. Argentina, and Edwin C. Wilson, United states minister to ° f nr • tennis p avers in South America was a diplomatic mission of portance. mi-: , When relations are jus( about the most Important thing ^n the world for those of us who want to see peace on earth. _ The value of international m creating friendship amoiv jiorurhas never been given a p™,. test. It has never had national subsidy of a sort LO make such a rest. The Olympic games involved too many countries at one time and-placed too much emphasis on winning They created as much bad feeling as good sport j n a- a proper At this Japan and the field scratched. Surely the government,' in.spend- ing, so niany v billions for defense;" could do a lot in the way of good will by getting behind a movement' to cultivate the exchange of athletes and teams on n big scale. Nothing' will better acquaint, the foreign people we wish to reach with a message of our desire to live in peace. * * * - Nothing can be done at present about Europe. But there is South America, filled, they say, with Nazis. How. about filling these countries with American athletes, even If we Itave to send down enough to put on the whole show? America introduced baseball into Japan and It was a warmly received gift. We could do much in South America at this time, afong a similar line. bvuv he weighed only about 150 pounds, and didn't = get a second look from the coaching staff. Chagrined, lie transferred the next year to Miami University at Oxford, O.,pvhere they didn't put so great, a' premium on size and weight.. •;. . . , . lie Lives Football .Even then "football "was important to Paul Brown. 'Ever since then it-has-been his j major interest, Otherwise, ' he'd 1 never have become the phenomenally successful coach he Ls— with a record of one defeat In four years. He'd never have becn.booined for an important Bijr Ten coaching- berth. He'd never have been the mitral figure in a -spontaneous, widespread campaign to h;tve him selected head coach at this same Ohio State University. ' .Paul Brown has made the'name Massillon symbolic of the best in scholastic football. He lias made the Massillon Tigers a fearful opponent for such teams as Gary. *."d., Marblehead, Mass., New Castle. Pa., Toledo Waite—and always Canton, 0. For nearby Canton is Masslllon's great nat- _ . Tlnited States differ over various items in the Pacific area. Offhand K is a safe guess that if there is some friendly feeling in the Japanese -public for Americans, much of it- was created by the visit of fon? 10 ^ 1)aSeba " Players ' § olf ers. tennis champions and other ath- nr^f 1 - these ^taUons were pi yately sponsored. They were of a limited scope. But thev did fcre- mendous good. . • • * '•. * * Right^now the President of the United States is attempting . to woo j South American nations, and it might be 'a splendid idea if there could be an exchange of athletes Our tennis players have just been ir\ the Argentine and other South" American countries, and our dip- loaats reort are at present two Argen- Tprofesslonal golfers in the -'-.United States maldng the winter HJaleab Jammed Today As Long Race Meet Opens MIAMI. Jan. 8. lUPi—A crowd of 15.000. including important figures of society, sports and the business world, jammed Hialeah Park when the gates openod today for the inaugural program of a 46-dav meeting. Based on figures from Tropical Park, Florida's- other horse racing plant. Hialeah Park, glistening under a new coat ot paint and with its miles of multi-colored hedges tnmmed to perfection, is expected to^enjoy^a record-breaking season. FRESH DRESSED POULTRY AT LOWEST PRICES You Select them, we dress 'em free! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Free Delivery Phone 154 L K. Ashcraft & Co. AT OUR NEW LOCATION 112 E. Main, 2 doors east of Blythevijle Bakery Katluyn him by high school. ' Severn-a Maryland school for naval academy appointees who wain to brush up on their studies Annapolis—lost the two seasons Brown was football coach there Then he got a chance to return to Massillon. where football was in the doldrums. In the nine < before one sea- ne has been there, the game has become an obsession- •#!*-h f*° whole, city. - . " *" u - Every boy in Massillon wants to. play football, but Brown carries a squad of only-.35. H e usually uses no more than 22. trains ht* players to go the full game when the going is tough." NO smoker, he keeps in shape the year 'round. Student of Grid He uses a variation of the box- single wing formation, His own development. it resembles the system employed by Cornell and Columbia. x He makes full use of movies has .pictorial, records of every game his Tigers have played. Daytime games are photographed In color; (This is the first of a series of .articles on • major league baseball teams, written by the United press 1 baseball expert). By GEORGE KIRKSEY Ututed Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—The reconditioned New York Yankees will be the team to beat In the 1941 American League pennant race. In gearing the Yanks for the drive to regain their lost laurels, the accent will be heavily on youth. Ed 'Barrow,' president of "the Yanks, has been cloning house during the winter, getting the club streamlined so that Marmger Joe McCarthy can patch" up the weak spots with youngsters developed on the Yankee farm clubs at Newark and .Kansas City. Fifteen of the 35 players on the Yankee roster are newcomers. Already five veterans have bean 'cut loose. Other Yanks are likely to go before the season opens April 15. Rookies Sparkle McCarthy will have his hands full rebuilding the Yanks despite the fact that the rookie crop coming up appears unusually bright. No one will recognize ihe Yankee infield next summer. There is a chance that even- track talking about a thorough^ -well, the bettors will all " nk to get plenty me good Uiing. What 1 I'm leading up'to, men is a stall-stalker, a bran-burner' a horsey-hide who operates under'the name of Falrymant. He is quartered here at Santa Anita, and if he were Gypsy Rose Lee doing a slrip ease on the backsiretch every morning, lie couldn't" attract more attention. You ask-a docker what he thinks of Ffiirymanc and he peeks' over the cheeks of his vest and. wh^- ( pers: "A hot tiling-." j You ask a jockey how he feels 'About, Fairymant and before the wrinkles in his walnut face can get to line, he tells* you: "He'd be mighty nice to sic on/' It's Unanimous You ask trainers what they think of Falrymant and before thev can remember to be mysterious as trainers fire supposed to be thev whisper: "He's the hoss we «*otta watch." You go to owners, even, and before they can remember to duck you lest you ask them if they know anything good. they, tell you that Fairymant. has "got us worried." Vou would think from all of that Fairmant had already won the Kentucky Derbv the IVertkness, the Belmont* the $100,000 Handicap, the Pulitzer prize, and the Dan Beard memorial plaque for blazing ti-ee* to aid lost campers. As a matter of fact. Fairymant hasn't won anything. He has'never walked on a track in a real race He wouldn't know a starter from Michelangelo. The sound of the starter's bell is as foreign to him as the Island of Madagascar and no one knows whether he can carry enough weight to get a singer midget past the draft board no chances with, the big fellow and kept him in his stall. f rtT i>r,,, blg ^eature, who belongs to William Dupohf via the Foxcatcher., .farms, is ''• the 'Lionel Strongfort' of horses insofar as looks are concerned. He looks as if T l Hke <to puc on a leoPa«l i y up ' a ' Dumbbell-, and sell niiTV 011 uw ° bucks oiy n ° w look handsome. . He is half-brother to Fair; L three year < old fi ">' of the "^ « fl k-wtane* or Bui ant, ' or boys with the. clocks to outdo these'relation^'faTtoS he will be able u> name Sem as dependents if he happens caught in the draft. to get Kept Under Cover j At three years old this son of .--., [ Ma » O- Wai- and Star Fairv has spot may he maimed by some- ' never been to the barrier He was fcociy besides the UJ40 regulars. scheduled to start at- Saratoga last One of McCarthy's biggest -problems will be deciding whether to break up the Kansas City kid infield combination of Gerry Prlddy and Phil Rizzuto. Rizzuto, a dimu- nitive shortstop who hit .347 for to „- last summer as a two-year-old, but like a human child of that age, got all tangled up in his own legs and "bucked" his shins. His trainer, Dick Handlen, took his play He plays golf, travels with family. He and Mrs. Brown chess, too, but football Ls his cipal hobby. Almost every summer he'.is on Ihe teaching staff of a mldwestern coaching "school The library in the Browns' Lv. for the Tigers not only win— they win by 30 or 40 or 70 points Practically ..\ Youth Massillon's football outdraws every school and college in Ohio except Ohio state. During • the 1.940 season the Tigers' 10 games attracted 182,000—more than all but the biggest college teams. What's Paul Brown like? Well, physically he's. still slim and wiry. He stands about 6 feet weighs 152. His dark hair is receding at the forehead; he has sharp eyes that .size you up quickly. He's 32—pretty young to be a big-time college coach. After being ineligible in his sophomore year. Brown played varsity quarterback at Miami for two seasons. He graduated in 1930, got his master's degree at Ohio State in 1940. - , On June 10. 1929, he married book on I know Distilled Spirits In 1939, domestic production and foreign imports of distilled .ssirits consumption in the for States, totaled 126.210.725 -ailons Complete Stock of Whiskeys, Wines and Gins At All Times BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd Phone 167* seems in doubt, He may be moved to third or again Joe Gordon, an established star at second, may be transferred to third.- Red Rolfe will try 'to retain his third base job but that may not bs possible Frank Crosetti is likely to be the club's utility infielder. Veterans Man Outfield The probable outfield lineup will be Charlie Keller in left. DiMaggio in center, and Henrich in right. Tommy Holmes, a fine all-round ball player who hit .317 for Newark., is going to make a strong bid lor an outfield job and if he makes good may force the Henvich shift fielders. Nine of the 18 pitchers ori the roster are newcomers. Kansas ,City- is sending up three great prospects in Charlie Stanceu who won 15 and lost 8; John Lhr- deli. 18 and 7; and Don Hendrickson, 16 and 7. Prom Newark will come .Steve Peek, who won 14 and lost 1; George Washburn, 18 and 8; Red Branch, 15 and 9; George Barley. 15 and 8; and Allen Gettel, 4 and 3. Rinaldo Ardizoia, who won 15 and lost 20 for Hollywood, rounds out the greatest bunch of rookie pitchers any club has brought up in years/ Hoppe Still Tops in Nation's Cue Rankings CHICAGO, Jan. 8. • (UP)—Willie Hoppe, the one-time,'Boy Wonder of billiards, was undefeated at the halrvay mark today in a challenge match against Jake Schaefer of Cleveland. He held a 94-point lead at the end of the first four blocks of the three-cushion match 1 and showed promise of repeating his'perform- ance hi the* 1940 World Championship tournament when.he won the title with 20 consecutive victories Two more blocks will be played today and the final two tomorrow. 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