The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 27, 1937
Page 6
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PAGE SIX fi l WS Cunningham Top Survivor Among Pace-Setting Old-Timers BY LESLIE AVERV unii«t mss Stan Correspondent KEW YORK (UP) — New blood pumped Into the veins of track mid field checked the usual post- Glvmnlc decline on the cinder track this year, and the high class 1 performances by newcomers swept manv familiar names from championship roles. ( T n -- National A.A.U title events at Milwaukee in which only three athletes retained tlielr crowns, furnished a yardstick as to the keen ,competition that prevailed all year. >oui of five Olymulc champions ,wre defeated In this meet, niul only seven of the 30 participating Olympians broke Into the victory .'column. Answer to the downfall of so many old-timers was not found in sub-par performances. Winners in M, events turned in National _ championship records, three of which eclipsed existing American marks And the fact that six junior records'were shattered in the Nationals will go a long «oy In alleviating any fears that Uncle Sam's athletes fade from the Olympic precession In 1940 Tlic new crop of talent will be full rlne by then. New Vaulting Ceiling While the A.AU had dozens of new records up for approval ot its "•' ttmyen.tii'n In Novemlier, no feats of 1937 caught the nation's fancy such as the "stratosphere" pole vault flights of South- i California's "bamboo twins," "Bill Sefton and Earl Meadows. In the pacific coast conference championships. , This pair of aerlallsts slid over the bar at 14 ft 11 In. bettering Georg^ V^roffs world record by 4W In..At .the'Nationals, tire best either^could do was H ft. IS'in!, at which height they were matched by VarofT and a newcomer, Cornelius Vfarmerdam, from San Fmn- /•'soo's Olympic Club This latter figure, however, was 1'i in. higher than Varoft's recognized world mark Another of the year's standout •""•'ormances »as turned m by the Indian Iron man, Donald R. Lash! at Boston last winter He toured ih« boards in the fastest two miles ever run Alreadj holder of the world outdoor lecord of .8:58.3, Lash added .:'. the Indoor laurels when he broke the tape in 8:68 lo flip a fifth of a second from Paavb Nunnl's record. , Lash came back after a four months rest and retained his 10,000-meter cross country championship on a treacherous, water- l"!?ea course last fall It was the first, time in the 44 >ear history of the-.event that an.athlete h'ad won Jt four consecutive yean Lash Also. Ran Mile It was Lash's brilliant, two mile jwrk' that "de-emphasized" the mile and Its standbys—Glenn, cun- niflgham and Gene Venzke. Lash, the com-thatched :ndl- anan even tried to mop UD ,some of the mile glamour when he ran'Cunningham" and Archie San Romanl at that disla,nce In the Prmceton Im National In the spring Although San Roman! won by a hair, th,e timers caiight the Kansan and Lash at the same time —4:07.2—a half-second slowir than Cunningham's world record, Glenn ran third It was not Cunningham's first defeat ot the year by Romanl, however He beat Glenn at Chicago. iCunninzham. however, .was one ct the three athletes to retain his c'lrtn at Milwaukee. Glenn ran a mile and 'half In the phenomenal time of .6:34 at Nevi> York In the spring that pared down Nurml's world'mark 8',4 seconds. • On the debit side of American track, was the lowering of Cunningham's three-year-old mile iwor<- of-f-06.7 by Stanley Wood- erspri, spindly-legged British bank clerk. Wooderson, paced by two club mates, was clocked in 4:06.6. Halt-Mile Kecord Broken .Delving into the numerous note-' worthy feats of 1937, there are several more notable ones. Elroy ' Robinson set a world record of 1:49.6 for a h'alf-mile on the day that Johnny Woodruff. Pittsburgh's great Negro runner, decided to try- the mile against Cunningham"' and Roman!. Woodruff, however, came back at th« Pan meet anrt was clocked in the world record time of 1:47.8 for 800 meters, but the course was found to be 5 feet short. Mel Walker, Ohio State's great Negro high-jumper, twice bettered BLYTHBVILLE (ARK,)'COURIER NEWS California's Four Horsemen Chapman, ml , wastag right , wlfbMk . Jo|mny ^ 2I o. W u,,d (icls °". f«»; and Vic Bottnrl, .shifty left half. Dave An Latest Links Lion E. J. (Dulch) Harrison mljjB" lift, with a G4—six under jmr ..anil u new course record—in the fourth round of the $3500 Nas- wui dpen, E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, nbove, definitely became the newest phenomenon of the winter golfing circuit. The; Little Rock professional finished: two strokes back of .Sam Snead, the winner. Harrison required birdies and par to tic Henry Clay Poe in the Ml:l- Eoulli tournament nt Plnehiirst, and defeated the former Duke University star In the playoff. Blytheville golfers .will recall Harrison's appearance in the Tri- Eta'te Open hera several years ago. He was n decided favorite with the gallery and runner-up In the tourney. The PAYOFF the world standard wllli leaps of 6 ft. 10 In, and 6 ft. I03j In., while on an European junket last summer. In team competition. San Francisco's Olympic club squad won the national outdoor title, dlsolac- ing the New York A. C. after & r?hn of five years, but the N.Y.A. , G. retained its Indoor crown. South- : ern California annexed trie N.S.A. I A. championship and Pittsburgh took the I. c. 4-A title by n half point from Columbia. New York's Mlllrose A. A. regained the cross country championship from Indiana, and Michigan state retained its I.C.4-A cross-country crown for the flltli straight year. On the executive side of track and field, most Important was the partial settlement of the wrangle for control for Olympic affairs between the A.A.U. and N.C.A.A. The A.A.U, conceded the N.C.A.A. equal membership on Olympic committees. Judge Sam E. Hoyt of New- Haven, Oonn., replaced Jeremiah T. Mahoney as president ol the A.A.U., and the American Olympic Association retained at Its head Avcry Brundage. The coconut palm, second most valuable tree In the world, originated in the Malay Archipelago. It has been cultivated for at least BV.1MRKV GRAVSON Sports Kditor, NBA Sen-ice DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 27.—Meet J Curtis. Siuiforri, the one-man Cotton Bowl Association. The annual football game at Dai- Ins on New V^ar'a Day is his baby. He conceived It, promoted It over ihi» jeers of his friends, and today the battle between. Colorado and Rice Is the pride of the entire southwest. And speaking of attractions, the Cotton Bowl .really has one tills trip In the Incomparable hack Whizzer White, Colorado's All- America Rhodes scholar. Sanford Is an oilman from Tyler, and the Santa clans of the Texas sirorts world. They call him the Tex .'.-Ickiird of the cattle country. He Is 35, but appears younger. He stands six feet and weighs 185 poimds. He is as different from il'e usual picture of a promoter as are his ideas. He. looks strictly Joe Country, but his business associates know i differently.. . , tried ;o bring a lieavy- velglit championship prfee fight to Texas. He keeps boxing alive at Daltas. He is a friend of Max Baer, and financed the former champion's exhibitions through the Lone Star state. Not only did he lose money, but Maxle took a Ilk- ing to Sanford's IC-cylhider Dusenberg, and made himself a present of It. Bowl Wollls Go for Scholarships J. Curtis—the J, stands for James—says, "I'm not a publicity hound, but am so much of a fight nut that I'm willing to go the limit." still Sanford made a bet that he could obtain national publicity by spending $2. So he inserted n want art that read. "For Sale: East Texas oil Wells—Reason lor selling: Going on Relief." He made practically every front pa«e •In the country and sold five wells for $35,000. He offered Sir Malcolm Campbell $100,000 for Bluebird. He brought professional tennis matches to this district. •Sanford doesn't make a cent out ol the Cotton Bowl production. Whatever profits there ar e go for scholarships for deserving boys at Texas colleges. Next to that, the game to Sanford is a lot of Tim and a splendid medium lor making friends. His ambition is to ontdraw the Rose Bowl's top figure of $320,000. He has a long way to go. A year ago the game between Texas Christian and Marqiieltc grossed $40,000. A $160.000 Intnks Is anticipated this time. The Cotton Bowl game is Sanford's \v^y of proving that the Southwest conference Is the strongest In the land, and that Is « holy mission in Texas. Sanford Picks a (iood PbK-o to Slop Friends really had Sanfard going a year ago, when they telegraphed from ^Durnnt, Okla., that smallpox had broken out among Marqiiettc players' en route to the Cotton Bowl. Not even all his oil wells going dry would have disturbed him more. Six years ago J. Curtis Sanford left Birmingham, Ala, with $50 and nn old car. He had been a mill hand by day and a hoxing promoter by night. His $50 and his gas ran out at Tyler. But the cast Texas oil field wns coming in nnd Sanford soon lu-.l a well for himself. Today, some tell you that ho has 1C wells worth hnlf n million, others suspect Hint lie Isn't worth much more than $50,000. Anyway, J. Curtis Sanford Is vastly bettor off (linn when he quit Birmingham, and Snntn Glaus, n Tex Ricknrd, sucker, or just n sport bug, you're going lo hear nnd rend a lot more of him. New Brunswick Expects Winter Lumber Slump FREDEFilCTON, N. B. (UP) — With ocean freight rates, labor costs nml supply prices soaring, Ihc cut of long lumber in Nciv Briins- wlclc.thls winter will be Imlf the 193G figure, according to a recent operator's survey. Besides (he doubled freight rates lo overseas points, operators face a stumpage rate of $1,50 per thousand, a 30 to 40 |wr cent increase in supply rates and 10 per cent wage Increases. Stationary railroad freight rates tire regarded us an Insignificant factor In the situation. 3000 years. The coconut and its kernel arc its chief products. The ultra-violet light of the sun varies In Intensity as much as 20 per cent. Announcement Tim Bveedcu ' Is Now Back In Charge of Our Service Station.. He hopes that his friends 'w i 11 patronize him at his new location as they have done in the past. See Him For Ford Anti-Freeze Prestone Winter Lubricants FREE TESTING OF Brakes, Lights, Mattery, Anti-l>'rcez c Wheel Alignment PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5lh & Walnut 810 WRESTLING MONDAY NIGHT, 8 O'CLOCK 'Rough Hoise' Reynolds Vs. Hajeeb Rabban Chtrles Siikey vs. Roy Welch ftMERICM LEGHM MEM Sinkey, Welch On Mat Program At Legion A.rcm nk lKiite SJnkcy, biting nnd kick- snrclaim who knows no rules lien he Is In n tight spol, will e on another fnmltlnr pe.rfoim- at Hit; Mortli Second street 'im on the American Legion's try our MEW SENTRY COAL this time GAY & BILLINGS PHONE 76 will be Roy Weicji, tne Canadian Wildcat, who performed here Iftst week tin a who Is one of the most popular mstmen'to show here. Another "Interesting' bout Is in prospect" with Najceb Rablraii, tlic Kurdish strong man, meeting a newcomer, "Hough House" Kcy- JWlils, a toiijjhlo from tlie. ulnlns of Texas. Both Iwut-i are scheduled for two out of three fnlls, with the % minute time limit in effect. Mike Meroney win officiate. MONDAY,/DECEMBER ,27, 1937 Ear-Corn -WANTED- Soybeans Highest Market Prices Paid MAIDEN GRAIN CO. W. 0. Heeves, Agent _ s ». It. It. Street. Wytheville, Ark. t'lione 555 MEAD'S 3> eefi r Redttcfauti 0*1 HART SCHAFFNER & MARX AND MANSFIELD SUITS ANJD TOPCOATS mobbed doitMt ta ,75 75 - $33 You're invilcd! Oscar Bailey "and Fred Sandefur in- vile you to participate in the deep, dollar saving re- "ductuins on the "Golden Anniversary" highlights of Hart Schaffncr & Marx suits and topcoats. Every one tailored, valued and styled to celebrate that great firm's 50 years in business. We've given them a severe "reducing" diet for we stubbornly refuse to carry over any clothing from one season to the next, . no matter how desirable it is. We can't begin to list lite fabrics, models, colors or si/es, but you'll find i hundreds of suils and topcoats in this event . . . and the one you want is here. Come and get il! As usual the best is always at MEAD'S 315 WEST MAIN STREET

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