The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 8, 1937
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PAGE SB BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS IGBBSGEISHIS FIEF , Iowa. Gives Ex-Ht°h School Coach Firsl Big Time Chance. ' .'BY~ UAUUV GUAYSON Spcrls IMIIor, Nli.V Service Jn being placed in command ol Icwa's gridiron forces, Ira Ir' Tubbs gets his first • bfg break Ir SO. years of coaching. The most . reinarkaUi! thing li connection with the little Kansan'; * switch from Miami (Fin.) Unl slty to Io'*a Oily Is that the Hfuvkcye hoard's fnmltc search for a successor to large Osxle Eolem ended. In .the anpolntmcn' of such a- capable citizen. The hunt was as scatter-brained as It was -spectacular.. Tlic Iowa athletic bigwigs' scouU scoured the nation like G-men on the trail of n kidnaper. The job was ! offered to pracllrnlly evcrybcdj , from Howard Jones to the Inebriated ' twelfth' man of th Princeton-Dartmouth game of i couple of seasons back. Like Andy. Kerr of ColTalc anc Earl Blaik of Dartmouth, fine , football licads. who required maiu autumns to crash the headlines and Cllf Herd of. Southern Ca'.l- frrnla : and Hfil- Kopf c! CoHnii- bla, who still remain In the.back- , ground, Tubbs Ims been hlphly logaidcd within the piofcssloi for, yen is. Tubbs, betfer 'known In tlir more : profitable cnlllii'j of Invent ing football • coitlpmi'nt, c,~n<lur-|r< the first summer coaching schoo In the country at Superior. WIs where for 14 yenrs lie was hlghl' :successful- at Central: nigh nnc the Teachers' College. There he hob-nobbed with Knule Kcckne Howard and Biff Jones, and othe: highly ranked drlll-mostc-rs who appreciated his keen, analytical football mind. » • • Goes Big Wllli Ulllrf Accustomed to a paucity ol material, Tubbs long ago learned to: fit his teams' play to the athletes at hand. When -lie had passer, he had a passing team etc. Although a stickler for fundamental 1 ;. IID never failed to capitalize on the element or surprise that goes 'with daring'plays. Thi: to a large extent accounts for i long string of upsets against vast ly more "powerful opponents. A serious illness hnstcnei i=~-Tubbs'' decision to quit coaching but once recoveied he found difficult to stay uv,ay from th gnmd 1.4 nnd was-, drawn •• natural) to Miami, where he Itad bee spending most;'of -each yfar- sine resigning:. at . Superior : Teachers. He hail to install a new systcn -into a Miami squad-of only -.3 men In 1035, yet he marstmllc Iris forces to win the InsT foil and most difficull games of 111 schedule. Last, year/the Hurricanes '• en rjoyed their greatest campaign an attracted national attention. The played : a tough schedule with squad, never exceeding 28 mei winning six engagements, or from Georgetown, tying two, an losing; two. Tubts, 49, is a graduate of William and Jewell College. He • tutored high school clubs In Missouri-for a; couple of falls .before moving to Superior. ' He has won 80 per cent of his > games throughout his long career, the greater'part of it spent under rather trying conditions. * • » ; ' Improved Equipment ' At Central . High of Superior, Tubbs nursed Ernie Nevcrs along from a gangling kid Into the man whom Pop Warner described as the '.v greatest football player of all .time. Others brought out by Tubbs in their preparatory days include John - Hancock, Iowa end, now head coach and director- of athletics r at Colorado State Teachers; Scott Mclntyre; Iowa guard of the early '20s; Putty Nelson, Wisconsin tackle;. Pat Boland, Minnesota tackle, and : Leonard Walsh, Minnesota end. These lads, led by the veisatile Nevers and Hancock, run up many. as ISO points _ against their ittlc Man With Large' Job By Krenz 60 AH£AD WM OUR FooTeAi.i- PEV/ce's , flOP£S TilAf IIC IV/t-t- OBTAIN A PATENT ONE OF '/US FEIV AMCFflCM HOT OFFEFfZD Tile lt,WK£Y£ •JOB.. HIS FIHSJ 'Bib 8fl£At< IN 7il£ itTlLE KnUSM f - -v DEVELOPED SEE. now ^ FAST YouCAH\ANi) NUMEP0VS $VN iwai Tint ofiiEp; FAMOUS MDER HIGH SCHOOL COACH SUCCEEDS oS6/£ AS COMMAND^-i,\i-CHIEF OF /OMI'S FORCED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1937f From This "Beast" Will Come 'Beauty' RA Is Developing Magazine Mountain for Recreation Kerr Gels Leave ol: Absence From Job Here To Pilot Club lly J. 1', FHIHNI) Alter ah absence of almost n decode, Illchnrd (Ulcky) KCIT is re- urnhn; to organized bnscbnll. The one time star southpaw, vhose brilliant cunning stood out .5 a beacon light during the Chicago "Black Sox" scandal in 1919 lint rocked the baseball world and FAMOUS WIND-UP opposition. Tubbs' inventions In football equipment have made him independently wealthy. He is the inventor of Hie lace- less football and-basketball. Those stripes of elastic v,hich you sec running up the flanks of footbal players'and the elastic backs o! football pants -which hold then fclose to the players' thighs are Tubbs'. His patent football cleat, have carried many o college her< over the goal line. He was th first to put a valve In a rubbe football bladder. Tubbs has fooled around, as h says, with other'patents. He ha ft gearless automobile transmls slon, a fountain pen, a tire tha won't blow but, and several othe devices. Iowa is supposed to be a toug ~^ to coach, but I have an threatened the future of the professional game, and finally result- 2d In Ihc'.'innlilmvjiil Of seven members of the Chicago ranks for "throwing" the scries,- announced, today that he had signed a on&year contract as inanauer-player of .the Waiisau, \Vls.,'Lumberjacks of the Northern I>euguc, n Class D unit;-He'plans to leave Feb. 28 for eltlier Qrcenupod, Miss., -as In'- stiiictpr'.' in Lena Styles' baseball school, 'or Houston, Tex., his wife's lipinii, .where' lie will train with the Buffs' of 'the Texas League. '•""Wee ..'Dicky! 1 ' has 'b;cn--out of baseball since 1028 when he coached^ the Rice University Owls, Houston! Ten. But he revealed that it has been hard to stay out. He has had repeated managerial and coaching offers, many of llicm enticing, since going into tlic cotton- business. It was only fitter insist-: s'nce from his old pal and battery mate, Ray' Sclialk, and a flatter-' ing contract from President E. C. Stoddard of the Lumberjacks, that Kerr asked for a leave of absence from the Federal Compress here, where he has been employed since last fall. It had been rumored that Paragould business men had lade overtures to Dick In an ef- ort to get him to return to the ccne of his first pro experience, s chief of - the : Rebels of tlic North- ast Arkansas League. Fight Against Ortiis Tlic diamond career of Richard Icnry Kerr is one of glorious tri- mph over almost unsurmountable dds to reach the pinnacle of fame vliere lie once ruled. Determined o adopt baseball as his protes- ion he had - to go against the vishcs and advice of his family and ricnds; overcome the prejudice of laseball managers against a hurl- :r .of smal>-Stzc (lie stands only . feet, six inches in height nnd ias to have a couple of bricks in each pocket to scale 150 pounds); coming up to the big ring once, only to be 'shipped back; in sptie of it all he stuck, and mads gooj as It comas to precious few pitchers, in that memorable series. Dicky won two of the three games against the Cincinnati Reds. was sold to San Francisco. It was too co'il for him on the const so he asked lor a change. The Seals sent him to fort Worth under juke Atz. The next year he went to Waco where lie wound up his active .playing days. Starts With rfirugoiilri Horn July .3. 1803, in St. Louis. Kerr began his cai'cer In 1Q10 with Paragoukl of the NBA league with his brother, Bob. He made good and in 1911 went to Cairo, 111., in' (lie Kilty League. Clebiirne got him a year Inter in the South Central Texas loop. Par the next two years he was at Paris where he wooed and wed Corinnc Downing. In 1015 he graduated , to port Worth. Memphis grabbed him in 'lo and lie came .through wjlh his uest year, copping 2t games for the Chicks and attracted tfcc attention of Branch .nick'ey, [lien with [lie St. Louis Browns. Rickey bought his release from Memphis In the winter of 1010-n. The following spring Kerr turned up in the Drowns 1 camp. Because of his size Fielder Jones turned thumbs down from the start. But he gave him one chance—ngainst the Cardinals in an exhibition game. The Cards mined him In the first inning, driving him from the box to Milwaukee. He blossomed again under Pants How-land who recommended him to another half plnU-joe Gleason. who took him over in the sprine of 1019. How the Brownie lastin pWc IdcaV castoff came through memories in the baseball' liaiT of fame. > Highlights; Never was able to beat Washington at Ihe capitol. Babe Ruth & Co. always easy for him. though the Bambino connsct- Pitched no lilt- at times. no nm game In the Texas-Oklahoma Lengue ut Dennison, Texas . . . Rogers Tlormby, Brownie manager, up three limes, down thro!- limes . Was sort, of a ldea\ that the folks of the com belt Mill like Ira Tubbs. 'Those who like big names call lm> - " school" coach, but, recalls, so -was nob when Illinois -went to Oak :igh School, Chicago, for 7ln 1913. , Is . f ^c \; _—L— i T The, first practical ^electric lamp was jpat^ntcd by Thomas Edison on Ja». 27, 184W. One was a dramatic three-hit shutout that goes down in tlic record books as one of the best, if not the best In world series history. All three safeties were of the scratch variety and witli better luck would have turned in a perfect game, it required ten innings of stout heart pitching to record his second game and keep the Sox In the running, despite their efforts lo the contrary. During the regular season he won 13 and lost 8. Quits Organized Ball The next season was Kcrr's biggest. Working as,a regular ho tolled more than 300 innings, winning 19 games and rated'onc of tlic outstanding hurlers In the league. Basing his demands oil his fine work for two years Dick asked for a hike in salary.-But'White Sox officials couldn't 45CC Will f* his figure- said to be $7,500. They argued back and forth, neither willing to concede. Consequently, Kerr refused to report the next spring to the P.ile Hose, playing in a city league instead. He said he-made more that year playing just, one game a wcsk than -he was offered by the Sox He stayed out of OB until 1925 when he asked for reinstatement But.he had lost his wizardry and . . . , wedding present— came on Ills (irs road trip following his marriage . . . Rates immortal Ty Cobb as "greatest plaj-er" . . "j oc Jackson greatest liiiter. ... in two seasons under 4.V hi? Sent liurlct more than 300 innings Too small . He and Sch.itk comprised the smallest, battery in OB at that time and probably since . . Inseparable friends >Janie<I his only son aflcr him rle's 14 and plays baseball Likes the hot corner ultchcd four games in' ........... , days . . . once 41 innings in four days. . . It doesn't always rcnuire brawn. This is not, as you might suppose, a sketch of a prehistoric critter in pensive repose. It Is the top of Magazine Mountain, us, it would apjiear looking down upon It from di-, reclly above (far above) if the <xlgcs of the nlateau were sharply outlined. Tlie sketch was reduced and reproduced from nn chcnrous mat>, stretching across an office wall, prepared by the Land Utilization Division of 'the Rp^ttlement Administration. 1 ; M(igazine Mountain, as you may know, rises majestlca'ly from the flcor of (he ; Arkansas . river val- lev to the greatest heights nt- Imncd ty anv peak between the * llcihanlcs nnd the Rockies. The RA hns l}OU7ht the mountain, with Us 7.000-acre plateau, as a part of romo 100 O r O acres of submar- glnnl land in Logan and Ye] counties to be retired from- agriculture. 'llic , mountain top • wi'l be the center of the recreational velopment. and the Land Utilization Division ,is converting the .7,000 acres into .a playground as eautlful as' the .shape of the lountain is grotesque. ' '""••• The meandering- black . line,<.,rc- embllng an alimentary.- canal', is brand new road traversing the ;ven-mile length of the nioun- ain. Where it forks, one branch eads down off the mountain to aris In Logan county and the thnr down to Havana in Yel! ounty. Tlie snout of the "beast" is lie famous West End of Maga- ine, which looks down ' over hall dozen [owns and villages and Dizzy Doan works out at Miami lieiicn. Niilionnl League bals- men wish the St. Louis Cardinals' great .rifihl-hnnder threw a volley ball. Cooler Teams Win Pair From Holland on Friday view west- Otiaehitas This will nt a max- minimum permit's n magnificent ward clenr lo (he nrouncl Hot Springs. be developed to p'-psent imum of vistas with a of effort by sightseers. Tiie "evil eye" is an automobile parkins ground convenient to a nicnid aren on the blockheaded skull of the criltor. Elsewhere along the sprawlin? mountain, the artist lias indicated tccations (hot readily visible from this Tent height) for foot trails an 85-cabln nnd community-lodge center, a golf cours!. a tent and trpiler camii, a zoo and museum, stables, bridle trails, a lire lower and other picnic areas. '.The eslimnled twl of the de velopment Is S839.WO. Magazine Mo"ntain and its sur rounding lOO.CCO acres of land are but one of lo such i-roi'-'!t. c in the Sixth Reinon of Resettle ment Administration. In Arkansas. there uro others at Fayetleville V<?n .fluren. Mariannn, Forrest City and DeVails Bluff; in Mis slssippi there one at Stark- vine aiid one at Okotana, and in Louisiana there Is one at Minden and- one tit Homer. Altogether, the HA is buying 282.44G acres in Arkansas, 114.80E acres In Mississippi, and 28,838 acres in Louisiana; it is moving 'he families to better farming land and converting the submar- ginal areas to better uses than agriculture. Recreation is but one phase of Ihe development; most of each area is for forestry, refuges. being developed irazlng' and game J^Read ciun'er wews 'want 'Ads. (Roaring Back Seat Driver Now if Ruby Wood had taken her pcb lion for a stroll on a. leash,| it would have made a picture like dozens of others before it. But j taking a Iton driving, that's something else again. Even in bla'se California. And as you can sec, Leo is about the last word in back- . seat drivers. What a roar of disapproval Ruby is likely if he doesn't like her chniuTing. ' Among •:, the' stage people is superstitions of a dressing room is the height that 1 'whistling 'In.bad luck. j " .»/ ' COOTER, Mo.—The Cooler Wild cats won n double header from th Holland cage teams Friday nigh at Holland, the girls winning, 27 t 15, and the boyr. 23 to 5. In the girls' game thp score \va tied at the end of the first hal 12 to 12 but In th elast half Cooler made 15 points white Holland made only three. In the boys game the Cooler team had an easy time. Sam Av- cry was referee in the two games. The cooler teams will play at Dccring Tuesday night and will play Braggadocio here Thursday night. Twice manv Spinach Popular Dish With Bucknel! Co-Eds LEWISBURG. Pn. (UP)-Buck- ncll University's fair co-eds like spinach. According to Mrs, Clara G. Sale, when spinach is on the menu seven bushels of the green vcge- arc consumed.' An<! when table meat is served, between 190 nnd 200 pounds are eaten by the women students. There are 275 different Inngnairos spoken on the African continent. Play Billiards! Wholesome Recreation Moderately Frtccil Blytheville Recreation Center 316 W. Main - Former Homo of Bell's Pharmacy GARNEU Al'l'LETON MARVIN'. CHAPPELL Southern Industry-Grows NEW ORLEANS (UP) — Heavy Industries such as iron aim steel mills, paper manufactories and oil refineries accounted for the bulk of the record total of $322.000000 invested in new southern industrial plants in 1036, -says a rejwrt or the All-south Development Council. The world's largest Swiss cheese factory Is located at Antigo Wis and not in Switzerland. TERRY ABSTRACT K UEALTY CO. Abstracts, Lands & Loans E. M. Terry, Pres.andMgr. Phone 617 Bljrthcville, Ark. W A N T E D Government Loan Cotton Phone 167 APPLEBAUM BROS. COTTON CO. Bcrtlg BlcJg. Blylhcvllle, Ark. BILL-OF-FARE Only the stoutest heart enters a restaurant and proceeds to order filet of beefy lobster Thermidor, or even ham-and-eggs without first consulting the menu-dard. For here are suggestions to set the taste- buds aquiver ... . and prices plainly marked. Shopping for merchandise can be pleasantly conducted in the same manner, The advertising columns are in effect a bill-of-fare, with prices that protect as a bill-of-rights. In the leisure of your home, at the breakfast-table, yon may check and choose before starting to town. . And what a varied bill-of-fare • it is! Everything your heart may desire, yourhome may require, and your budget may permit. Presented in a readable and interesting fashion. Sponsored by.a merchant whose - , . . - - i name you know, whose services you have come to rely upon. Get the advertising-reading habit.. It saves time, ' tej?^ r '4I^ shoe-leather, to sayjiothing of your hard-won" cash.' The advertiser's word is'aTgood'as his bond. On no other basis could he hope to win and , hold your custom. 131

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