The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1937 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 15, 1937
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PAGE SIX No Wonder 'Bama Cheers J8LYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COUfilER NEWS Sweetwaler Sam's Passes Did Work When Ground Game Stopped BV IMRRV OR.AVSOS' Sports Editor, .NKA Service CHICAGO, Dec, 14.—In college football, the general belief outside of the southwest Is that they pass to excess in the cow county. But Sammy Baugh, product, of Texan Christian's aerial school, was brought into the.National League for that very purpose, and oaid rich dividends in pitching the Washing- Ion Redskins to the chanipionshlu. Rarely has an individual meant so much to a club as did Baugh to the Braves from the banks of the Potomnc, who were just about the hottest, team in the history of professional football as (hey roared down the stretch. Sweet Sammy of Sweetwnter (•-.'nfi'lv demonstrated the potency of'the pass, when there are receivers Jike , Wayne Miller and Eddie Justice, 1 and when the nlr lanes nre .thrown open by a running attack that /has Clifford Franklyn Battles us n spearhead behind blockeds like Ernie pinekert and Elley Smith. Baugh's final stand In his maiden year as a money olaver probably was the finest exhibition In the annals of the game. As Coach Ray Hoherty explains, the Redskins were flat against the-powerful Chicago Bears at Wrlglcy Field. ixi.>>i annihilating the New York Giants. 49-14. Just 'As Well for Rrars That Baush Wasn't Well Flaherty realized that under the conditions there was little hope In -a rushing game against the strongest ling on the gridiron. If the Redskins were to prevail, it had to be on Baugh's accurate and speedy arm. Everything was against Baugh. The battle was waged on a field thrfl necessitated the wearing of basketball shoes. The six-foot, three-inch, 185-pound Texan appeared to be frozen, too. in weather to which he was totally unaccustomed. On top of that, he was on one good leg- and his pitching hand was raw across the palm. Yet all Baugh did was comulcU 17 of the 34 forwards for 352 of the 464 yards amassed by Washington. He tossed three touchdown passes in thn third period anrt set up the Redskins' oilier touchdown with thenvin the first, five minutes. Battles going over from the seven- yard line on his favorite reverse to the weak side. Washington copped by the margin of a single touchdown. 28-21, but iL might not have been so close had not Baugh been injured in the second period. The Redskins trailed. 14-7. when Baugh returned to the lineup al the start of the half. Sweetwater iSammy promptly tied the score with a bullet-like. 20-yard shot to Millner, who raced the remaining 35 yards. Then, after the Hrnrr again took the lead, Baugh a?ain found Mlllner with a 27-yard shot, and the former Notre Dame luminary went 50 yards more for the third Redskin touchdown. The payoff punch was a 20-yard pass to Justice, -wlio saw that the Bear? got one by sprinting 15 yards to pay dirt. Swettwater Sam Runs, Blocks, and Kicks, Too Baugh's passing ad Battles' run- ring -"on every kcv qame played by Washington. With Blockers Smith and pinekert, they formed one of the greatest bnckfleld offensive combinations that the oldest critic ever saw. Baugh improved tremendously as the season progressed, sweet- water Sammy neither blocked nor carried at Texas Christian. He was a new man when he learned to do this with the Redskins, for whom he did all the kicking. Georeo Preston Marshall, owner of the Washlnglon club, paid handsomely for Baugh, but he turned out to be a splendid investment. Marshall had a net profit of $90.000 for the season just closed, which wiped out the deficit of six straight losing; campaigns in Boston, and then some. Such a keen jud^e ns Earl (Dutch) Clark of Detroit calls Baugh the most accomplished passer that he has ever seen. With his running, blocking, and kicking, Sammy Baugh of Sweetwater in another season may lake his place with the all-time greats as an all-round performer. Indeed, the Bears. Giants. Green Bay Packers, and the rest aren't al all certain that he docs not merit such ranking right now. The first horses in America aftci the Ice Age were brought over by Cortez for the campaign' In his conquest of Mexico, begun in 1519. • 11 wasn't, difficult for (hem to guess what was going to happen, nnd It did Louis no good to actually we Max SchmiMing chop down a powerful opponent nine)) as lie chopped down Hie Brown Bomber himself. Louis admits Unit he is a bit hnny about what happened lo him when hit mistook S:hmellng for t. rank sucker 18 months n?o, Budly hurl early in the goiiijf, tile Negro probably wasn't exactly sure as k> Just what dropped on his head, l.ouis Srfs (he Light Up until Die other night, Ixmis might liuve gone along kldtllni himself that It was all an accident which couldn't possibly happen again. After nil. a young fellow with a punch like his should Ire able to dispose of a plodding bloke who will b". crowding 33 when (li»y meet again. lint such a mental anal,-sis of the Sclimcliiig case will not work from now on. Whnt Louis saw was a perfcclly- conditloncd Si'hmellng who after an lit months' layoff was able to thread n needle with as fine and .straight a right hand as you ever saw. Louis s,it at the ringside immoule and Impassive throughout the first five frames, winching for the right hand that smashed him Into Insensibility in June, 1936. Schtncllng seldom missed with it, even while feeling his way throughout the firat five rounds. It must liavc been consoling to Louis when it landed and nothing much transpired. But I would have liked to have rend Louis' thoughts when the Fc- rocious Frankfurter started to un- Ifiiiber in Hit. sixth. Same Old Schinclhif It goes without saying that I Schmeling's performance against i Thomns \vas highly satisfactory. I flic Pretzel Pounder looked great 1 for a chap who had been on the sidelines for a year an:| a half. It must be remembered, however, that the contest was no barometer of Schmcllng's speed. Hc was a fraction of a second swifter than the slew and swinging Thomas, and appeared speedy In comparison. But the Black uhlan will be faster nest June. You can bank on that, and 1,0111s had hotter keep his noggin out of the way, Goo-] Nighi Goli 1 llnbamn rooters naturally will b= in the minority when the Cvini- 011 Tide meets California In the Rose Bowl, but nevertheless they'll .lake plenty of noise. The reason Is iiretly Mnrllm Will Btirleso.'i ynamic vaislty chccrloader who will make the journey to Pas.v ena for that express purpose. Martha Is shown above In three ypieal poses, ivlilrllng around with skirts aflutter, standiii" on her tinds, and In Hie close-up, letting the folks know wiinl comes ncjrt on the veil list. By JKItltr KKONDFIUU) NBA Service Sports Writer CHICAGO. Dec. 14 (UP)—Kin? l.cvinksy. who made his first bclll- crem- moves .sliippiiit,' »el hen-Ins onto the scales in Maxwell street, hmks maybe he'll become a rasslor the realm'' ' ^ ^ "' _ ', By coming up will, this brainstorm the King fish just about ad- Hits he's washed up as a box- flgliter, so why shouldn't he pick i > some change the way football Mayers, has-been pngs. and circus clowns are doing? And anyway, when it comes to clowns, who is there to the Kingfish's qualifications? Let's see now—it was Lou CielirlR vho murmured something about Celling in nt least five more years in the National League when his Jim went on to become one of the more successful professionals in both lines of activity. Jumping Joe Savoldi made many a first down for Notre Dame was bounced for being married secret found his name "in headlines and capitalized on it in rassling. Whiskers Better Than a° Hold A mighty behemoth by Hie name or Frank Leavllt from tJell's Kitchen in New York was a policeman until he found Hint by growimr a luxuriant, .set of whiskers ami changing his name to Man MOI lain Dean, he could coin a bar of dough niiikiii-; odd noises and many faces. So maybe I.evinsky has the right idea. Hc made more than S300.000 during his career as a fighter, but he wasted or spent it as rapidly us he made it. draw the j cinch. ' "'* ° r ' '" K "' g ' S n lli'.ig and | Early this year Lovlusky wenl |- Kvrn l.rvins-kv All Hint is required in the heave and haul business nowadays is to first make a name for yourself in another line of endeavor. Then to tattle Jack Doyle. H a luncheon in London where the loastnuster raised hi.' glass and said: "Gentlemen, the King!" The hrrrlne .simmer from Max- when you're all washed up. you he- well street stood up and took a come a heavyweight rassllnj as-! bow. nirant, 'Dint is. provided you aie; When bigger and better clown large enough. j come along. Rlngling Bros and Lcvinsky. despite Ihe state of! liarnum and nalley will have l!<cm whackincss hc might b; In from i — slopping so much leather, is quick I BV IMKHY r.K.U'SON to sec his possibilities. Sports Editor. NKA Service CHts sonncnbcrg was just another! NEW YORK. Doc. 15— "Hie big. wu ,,.. v ., ul .. & , wl ,-, j,,^i .mmiuT i HC.VY xvjiuv. uoc. 13—The bli football player with the Providence ac.vt mistake in connection with thi Steam Rollers until one iilglU he I fight at the Garden the other ni»h cracked he could "throw those two wasn't made by Harry Thomas big bums right oitta the arena." who was knocked down for hi It was just six falls and .three ' sixth time and slopped with onl 1 shakes later that hc found himself I six seconds of the eighth rouni world champion. remaining. Jim McMiltcn. who as « i-j >. guard blocked the pins from underneath various and sundry people who tried The Minnesota heavyweight, did Ivis utmost lo capitalize on n tremendous opportunity, and was paid I Id nJTEt WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1037 Basket Calls Shot Crisp and Costen Will Be Principal Sneakers At Noble Tonighi I "'"l><? banauet honoring Hi,, ,,,,.! defeated and untie;] BlyUinvi!I-> liivl) school 1937 foothill squad v.ill IIP given at l):« Motel Noble at, 7 o'i:c:k loiiiglit with a record turn- I out, of fnu'i expected to attend. Henry "Hank" Crisp. dire;:1or of | nthlciics at the University of A!H- bi-mn. ad y<\m Cuslcn, Memphis attorney and volunteer conch of early Blytheville high alhleti: "'m;, nill lie the principal speakers. I Details cf the 1938 Cliiekasa-.v I sound, generally conceded to be the ' most representative .slate sclieduli \ in the school's history, will be announced at Hie banquet. Amon« opponents scheduled for next year ] , are Little Rock. Pine Bluff. Hope. j Jonesboro. North Little Rock. For' rest City and Paragould. The gnmcs M-ith Liltle Rock and Pin P muff will be the first the chick».s.iws have played with the two schools in a number of years. Horton Smith sinks the putt that won low medal in a nine- hole Owl tournament at Cor;:) G;ibles, Flii. Many of the nioiu famous professionals p;n-ticip;il- cd with the aid of minei-s' Jump.'--. Says Alabama's Coach Sold On Ex-Chiekasaw The Dope Bucket By J. P. Frltnd a)! Ben Epstein, sports editor of the Arkansas Gazette, declares in hit column In Tuesday's Gazelle thift Coach Frank Thomas of Alabama regards Herschcl Moslcy. of tills city, sophomore, as his best back „,. ... , - tr-nd expects to take the wraps of! Ihc critics made nmch of Schincl- the former Chickasav; ace in the ings protraccd layoff, disregard- Rose Bow , encounter with Calif- Ing fhe fact that hc long h:\s - thrived on inactivity. He repeatedly has permitted a year to lniis c between engagements, and en all save one occasion came back sharp enough to prevail. And there were extenuating- clrcumslnnces the hot ornia's Bears, Here's Epstein's comment: "Slosjey. 'Rama.'s Best "Although Coach Prank Thomas of Alabama never would say so lor publication,- with the Rase Bow! shower of gold just around night which witnessed his being t he comer, it is grapcvlned around bounced around by Mr. K Baer ' , llc Southeastern Conference that Der Movie follows the training i hc com , <lcl , s Hencliel Mosley of code carefully between starts. . | jllytheville. Ark., to be Alabama's Sclnneling may not be the i best back Schmeliiig of 1930 when he again gets a belt at Louis, but he has. demonstrated that he will be far from a hollow shell. Louis had best be ready—and plenty good. College Fears Loss 7R far.0 10 Ldge "Mosley flashed symptoms of developing Into quite a collegiate card by all-stating in 1935. However his rapid development at Alabama came as a pleasant surprise. U is common gossip that Thomas Immediately installed the Blytheville boy in the blanket de- ipnrtmcnt once he discovered Hcr- Day by day we are finding out ; new things about Jovial Joe Dildy, I Bij Chief of the Blytheville Chicks ... The latest discovery came Sunday afternoon' enroutc to a program committee meeting for tonight's football banquet . . .Anxious to put the bee on Dildy and find out all that transpired at Little Reck during the Big IS session, we began pouring the questions . . . Here is an account of tlie conversation: Q. Well, coach, what did they do nt Little Rock, Sai.? A. I don't know. Q. You went, didn't you? A. No. . : Q. Did Mr. McChnkin go? A. Yes. Q. Didn't you ask him when he got back what was done? A. No. Q. Then you don't know anything definite about the accounts in the papers? A. No. Confused because of having read the press accounts of the meetini in which Dildy's name was used. we couldn't fathom it all . But .. during the meeting Joe broke down and told why (lie ruse He and Mr. McClurkin had decided to save that juicy news plum for the banquet ... So fans. Coach Dildy has announced that he will be able to give the entire schedule with , STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (UP)— lo get all steamed 'up over u boy The fute of the nation's best col leslnli basketball record— 78 con scculivc victories — will rest, this ' in taking care of the seniors. It •eason in the hands of n compar- l.lcavcs n pleasant- impression with atlvely inexperienced John Tarle-'all concerned, especially the ma- ton College team. i mas and papas of the athletes. For four years, the John Tarle- i " Wc learned that Mosley is des- ton quintet has kept, its record I *- inc<l lo 1; e Alabama's No. 1 back schel's class. He didn't fancy the I the possible exception of the first idea of giving ihc scribes a chance I game . . . That in itself is incen- l- |With two more years to play. The n- 'Tide mentor is a devout believer ' , . •mblemislied although It often hasj as a Junior next year. Provided engaged teams from senior col-|" 1nt "'i" Tide enjoys another suc- leges. Coach W. J. Wisdom fears ! cessful "ason 'no reason to doubt that the remarkable record is due lo be ended this season. The en-ire starting lineup of a year ago is mising; the center tip has been eliminated to give smaller teams tlie advantage, and opponents , v in have as an extra incentive tilt- chance to mar Tarleton's record. A Icllernittn guard, n center, and > forward will form the nucleus } of tills year's club. . sqiiadmen of last -iczcn 1,-nigy first-yea with four year nnd a it .with llaywood Sanford around lo handle the nlp-and-tuckers). Hcrschcl stands a strong chance to get on the majority of the- all- Americans. Mosley is Coach Thomas' hope for becoming what Joe Kilgrow was during the past season and w-hat Riley Smith anci Dixie Howcll were In yesteryears. "Indications are that Thomas will instinct Mosley to leave the wraps in the dressing room and go ' against jout and "enjoy himself" California on New Year's Day Let Of the deep-sea varieties of fish i ll " ol bD ss>i<1 - wc Clicl "' t - WKr " N' 0 "the halibut has the largest cinrs'l Herscllcl "oslcy has given his Eiss that have an accumulated' CMC " lhnt '" !tl fcc!inV " ' weight of more than 16 pounds frequently arc carried by a 100 pound halibut. Want England has spent more than 4.500.000.000 on Its roads since the SPECIAL 40C HOTEL NOBLE Merchants Plate', Lunch to stop Red Grange at Illinois, look $6300. up wrestling on the advice of Bob] Th c gross error of the evening- in Zuppkc. who told him it would give I tlie minds of trained boxing nien him more agility on the crlriiron. must be charged to John noxbor- CORRECTION In our advertisement of yesterday we quoted Men's Gladstone Hags al SI, wKcr'cas it should nave read: MEN'S GLADSTONE. 21 inch, black or nrown split leather, slnrdilv il ; sm-Sl2.5(1-15 MEAD'S ARKANSAS & MISSOURI FARM & CITY! LOANS Low Interest Rates Easy Payments-Long Terms Fastest closing service of any mortgage loan company doing business in these states. FLORIDA BROS. & CO. Life Insurance - - Fire Insurance Investment Securities OSCEOLA, ARK. tive enough to attend . . . Other big reasons: the \mtied nnd undefeated chicks will get their due acclaim "Hank" Crisp, Alabama's Athletic Director, and Sam QKten, the "daddy' of athletics here, are to be the guest speakers . , , Other luminaries, including Don Hutson, Bill Lee, Arnie Herber. Emmett Maum and Ben Epstein, have been invited and likely will be on hand ... A corking good program, with the affable Max Reid as toastmastcr, has been arranged by Chairman Farmer England and his able staff Advance tickets were discontinued last nighl but niay be secured frouj the Hotel Noble desk clerk . It is to be a stag affair, but for the benefit of the feminine fans, nnd these unable to make the grade, arrangements have been mnde with "Dutch"' LJnUcnick. to broadcast tlie program over KLCN . . . Time in about 8 p.m. Tlie banquet SPECIAL OFFER WE HAVE A FKW Brand New Firestone Tires AT SPECIAL Low Prices WHILE THEY LAST Don'l Fonrct Our Free Service For • Brakes, Lights, Itattcry, Anti-Frcc/c Wheel Alignment FORD ANTI-FKKK/K PRESTONE WINTER OIL PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. A .single pole standard, pictured afcove. permits spectators a better view of oor play in basketball. It is the invention of Prof. Clyde Morris of Ohio State. The ball passing through the rigid net of a iiew basket, inset, througs a tripping device which witches on a red light, under and behind the basket. Both upright nnd basket have been installed in Fair Grounds Coliseum, Columbus. proper begins at V p.m., in the I Butane gas has been found to Blue Room of the Noble . . . Only I be one of tile most efficient fuels ; ># . . . 150 seats are available, so get your tickets early Read Courier News Want Ads. ever tried in locomotives. It long was considered an unimportant. by-product of the petroleum industry. 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