The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1932 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 27, 1932
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fAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COUftiaft NEWS IF 1HEJUEN' Yale Alumnus Played Big • Part In Starting ,West-"• erners In Game. -.This is (he last of a series of fhree tiflrtes on the life of Artios Alenzo Stajc, and reviews briefly his career as coirh at Ihe L'nivrr- slty cf Chicago. * • • By WILLIAM BRAUCIH.'K NBA Service Sports Editor It was through the advtc; or Dr. William Rfiinty Harper of Yak, j who founded the University of Chicago, thai Stagg resigned hio coaching job at Springfuld, Mass., and reported at Chicago in IS9J. . . , to become coach at a sulnry of S2.- 500 yearly . . . plus as associate profess ii:s.:ip. He disccve"---•' '.'-"\ than one . . . .wua. .. .-^ ( "the Midway" was a strip of unimproved prairie land, on a fcjv buildings had begun to taks shape ... the site 01 tne university was surrounded by a barbed wire fence. Thirteen men reported for football ... .so Slagg deeldjtl he would pliy himself . . . Chicago was not si particular about scholastic requirements then . . . once, Indeed, Stagg took his team to Toledo, masquerading as the Lehigh eleven, and played Michigan. As the university grew, the fool- ba.ll team grew, too ... uiuil it became one of tlie mightiest in the midwest . . . and ihe headline, "Stagg Pears Purdue." become a national joke . . . hs coached m'en whose names became unforgettable to the world of football . i. . Walter Eckcrsalt, "Tiny" Maxwell, Hugo Bazdek, Walter Steften. Pat Page, Fritz Crisler, "Five Yards" McCarthy, Paul DCS Jardicns, Mark Catlin, Clarence Herschberger, Walter Kennedy, Charles McGwire, Kenneth House. But he never would name his greatest player of his greatest Wain . . . because he thought it would be unfair to the others. iStagg teams were going from cdast to coast long before Notre Dame ever had been heard of in a;football way ... In 1894 Slagg tccl; his eleven to the r Pacific . . . bjfcre the end nf tlie century,. he was taking his boys as far cast as Pennsylvania and Cornell ... in 1806 he was a leader In thc formation: of the Big Ten. 'in -'toe- light of "his personality, his'record with football teams In pMnt of games won, seems secondary ..- , . but he shared thc championship of the west with Wisconsin in 1896 (the first Bryan ran for president, by the way) • • . and Chicago teams were con- iirerice champions in 1899, -1905 1907, 1903, 1913 and-1924. . ..statistics that cover the 40 years he ccachrt, up to 1932, show that Etagg teams have won 252 games of 383 played, of which 21 w;re ties . . . and in the Western Conference Chicago has won 124 of 218 played, 1C being ties. lie always abhorred profanity and intoxicants.. . . one of his terms <=f reproach, used on players of his Usani, was -You jackass!" . , some years a?o, membsrs ot th: squad organized a Jackass Club .... once Stagg, was especially Irked bv a. candid ale's dumbness ... so he fhouied, "You arc two jackasses" •'. . . which entitled the culprit to a life memb2rSnip in the club. On football trips he loved to sing with the boys . . . teaching them what lie knew of harmony . one ol his weaknesses is vanilla ice cream and soda water . and he reuses u> give up that ancient electric runabout . . . tin toys on the Midway call "the O • Man's showcase" . . . j n 19^4 wnci he B-cne to Europ- .itiach^ to th" Olympic squaj, n e j^..; ,1 , u - r .. high-heeled shoes in Paris but was just a ,.... c j u3 'ajj>" waring thsm . . . A ,id finally K av, them to one of the football players ... they now rest in a Midway frat house. II; has taken pride in hts phv- sical condition . . . m]y iast ^ he tnsd to give an actual demonstration to hi-, players on how „ tackle ... and had to coach for some days thereafter from hi. "showcase," using a msjaphaa. You hear of the Notre Dam 0 ry- tent . - . that's part ot th" si™- £5?iem that Jess Harper took f ! Dam^ and taught to Knut; „ •— • • • Stag's shift forma thai was widely copied . . hi cnving game, built on cross-blocking which he originated, has been fako 00 ^ f - ' ^ ^'t^'firsMo . , i 1 * torwa rt pass seriously to Plug" for its being l c 190S, and to adopt it as able reapon. _He was the nrit in so Stagg Working-And Having Fun Proposes Town Football Team to Tackle Missouri THURSDAY, .OCTOBER 2 7, 1932 f .•.iftai.iiiiit- iti hniitl, Aino^- AloM- 10 King); Is shown :il)3vc directing his iMaruon ^tiilik-is. ll'jlow lie nnd Huffo Jli^ilfk, one «f his faoflnll pupils ana foniic-r i-Oiich al Pciiu State, uiu sliuivn as they jilayi-d a "with- you wore here" prank on ihe boy* batk hcnic, while thty van: vae»Uanlu e :tl Hut Springs, Ark., in 1905. Country Club Golf Title at Stake; Pick Three Flights. The annual championship tournament of ifie Jilytl'ei'JHe country club will start next week accord- Ing to announcement by -Bill Afflick. Members of th e club have been divided Into 'tlir.zc nights for the annual tourney by a club coni- bul any championship'play by reporting his Intention to the club committee or Mr, Affllck at the club grounds. The three flights are compose;! of a 'championship flight and • a second nnd third night. Anyone listed by the committee in the second or third flight but desiring to 'enter the championship flight- may do so by notifying club officials" before Saturday when the pairings l n the Mires flights will be 'announced. mittee of five members player mny participate of regard for the grent man's foci-1 ings, spare Dim? Did they tackle i „..„,,, „,„„„„ him softly, block him gently, let I captain-elect of Captuln Orestes' 1'litycr ' Buster Braimon of Afn-ns Tes " that the Ishcd . . . defense . . and him alone? They c'iU not. He ran with the ball twice, ancl they sin?nred him properly. On oi:e of his sallies, Lubratovkch, former Wisconsin star, and Riblett, thc Penn end of liut year, piled into him like a locomotive smnslips nn iiiilomcbilc at a grade crossing, lie gnln:cl a net loss of one yard. Push Him Around He tried the line, and was handcuffed effectively. Twice he went out for forward passes and was shunted nway by plunging Dodgers who evidently hadn't heard about the flying blcck ruling. The punting wns a delight. Dick Ncsbltt, former Drake star, ex- plulned with Iiis toe why Node Texas learn, is con- •' - tile greatest guard lh« i Christians have yet seen. He play- j <W on two national championship quintets when he was in high I Sutherland Writes of '[ Styles Made Famous i Bv Warner and Rockne JIV I>n. JOHN I!. "JOCK" SUTIIKKLANI) Football Coach, University of I'ltlsliurgli <Copyri°lu, 1032. NEA Service, Inc.) There arc countless fo:;b.ill sy:- Icms. base;! upon various coaches' favorite forinnlbiis. To say «-h;ch is thc most, ellcc-!ve sty'.e of »!ay is to provoke nn Argument that could so on and on fawver. We have been using tl:; Worr.Dr fYf.lim nt Pitt, K'hic.i is no marc than natural because that'.-; the system I .p!ay;d under when Warner was coaching at Pitt, aiv.l 1 know more about th2 i?ac'.iins; cf I It ihnn any of thc others. I . , . | Horkiie nnd Warner, of coiirss, J started out In fcDtball with the tame Ulea to obtain spcc'J. deception and power. -Th2 Warnsr .system calk for an unbalunced lin^. By (lint f menu (her? are niDre players on one side of Ue cent;r than on the other. The Notre Dame system 1$ operated with a fcalnnced lin?, thr22 men en each =!de ot the center. The ,<o-;alle<l Warner-Pitt" sys, tjj;i. wlngbacfcs. ivhich slm'ply means that a back Honks an --nd. The Notre Dame syi'.cm jjlncjs the backs in a sort of box forma.- I son behin-; the line. This box is r.ot arrnnged ncrording to right angles, but is irregularly shaped. -months' work of rcpjh-iW' ,T-I , ' i iistorlcal nionumcnt Tim ball team T"°il Ol " ° lty \°°}' Mtnc such n ccntrat m 'S"t go 1 !^ of the giant edifice,- Vh"'; Chariev K- - " " r T SKl 1>v 1)3 ' 1 of the way toward settlemeiit completed nnd directors ^ f aoout coach t , B 'f cr '. B '' vl j " e '''BII . of the mooted ciuestion of super- ' Icmplaling rcdccoration of'ii., 0 ,!?' 1 " and others. Kramer has Issued a call .for all ex-college and high school • tilddcrs who will play in so-called i" games to ,report at Haley t with thc Bly- for si town team can" work out at ! Couple Miirrieil VI ~\ }Jaley Field, even after Ihefr rej- JACKSO.S'. .\fic-l!. CUP1- ular workinii hours. H.? pointed Mrs. James S. Snen—r • out that the Chicks have been married th"»> .«core and' snd b-'CIl . It is planned to stage one or two town games with proceeds to eo toward payment of the n.^v lighting system at Haley Field. Everett B. Gee of this city, who has business interests in Kennetl. vu!l a ^o work past .dark next Oci. 15, 18C) SD-IICT «'«<*. The floodlights have be?, of the CivH War v- miied on until after 7 o'clock the"l».c\f'Knr^'lV '-very night this week an'l °m b » 'tno.^ili?. turned on as long if not lon°er >'-?xt iveek. ° Coach iKrainer ann his Farmer 1 !. Troubles Cci <=oin.| LAUREL \U>-r v ui'i has ahrays been considerable ques-! Chicks will' h e stngett^at'"il tmn as to supremacy of northeast j Fhltl. Arkansas or southeast Mteouri! - - • fnctball and backci.s of the gainc i^HWaaen^BHHSM^gH lioiids UPDII the ]i!ay;vs. They arc j the ones wiio can nnk-> o: 1 break j any system dsvlsed by ihe human mlml. After all. they :i:c Hi? on:s v.-ho " .school nnd was an all- We have heard much about 13'-^ Three systems. The theory of the _, j »" .iii-^uuuvcsi ] °' ( ' Vale-Hnrvard-Princcton attack Lonrcrcncc selection in 1931-32. I which has been likened to Michigan's, coaslstcd of kicking as frequently as possible and waiting for a break. New coacl'.es have come into the Big Three, with their own idjas, so est 1 Another Ittctz;er? Florida University has a guard rge Mc- . g c- Ca.npbell. who. while weiphin-, 150 Pounds, is only two pomu's' over th- of Metigjr. Professional football players piny for money, of course, but they ccr- ialnly do play! It is strictly a de- :uslon that Itcy arc out there tuk- lng no chances, taking It easy cm:l allowing the stars—big college names—to strut their stuff. In a' recent charity gauu, Red Grange, the old Illinois stnr. wus pitted against Benny Friedman. Michigan's marvel. Th? contest was exprcted to be a du:l between these two. A week or so before the game, however, .Grang; Injured Iiis shouldeiV His tr.Unsr, I U-tty Weisman, toltl me on thc! night before the game iliai h: J would' be unable lo play. 1 Watching Friedman i I3ul I wanted to sec Friedman [ again. He was billed as t!ie star', of thc Brooklyn DDdgers' backflcld. I and was expected to fling som; cf \ (hose long forward pusses which i earned his fame at Ann Arbor. i And I thougr.t that Grange, in-; jured aa he was, would b: p?r- | milted lo gnllop at lea.5t 90 yards' to a touchdown• for the citfani-'s'' benefit. " ! These desires were rtctely slock-! cd. Friedman ihrcw only a f"w passes, and all but one "of thc'e i tlie Bears knocked down or In-1 tcrcepted. It used to be Benny's- proud L-on.$t. you know, that never' in his footbuli playing days in ! Clevsland or at Ann Artor had a! Pass been intercspted and run 'Or a touchdown. : I' Help Be irs Tne night wlicn the Dodgers met the Bears saw two of his pas^s— laterals, not forwards—Intercepted oy Bears and carried back for i touchdowns. Luke Jolnisos. former' Northweslern end. grabbed one and raced 30 yards for a score. Bill Hewitt. Michigan's All-Wes'.srn tack last year, grabbed thc other and 'printed 40 yards to tally. Perhaps those tiros didn't understand that Benny Friedman was supposed to be a flawless passer, a guy thit never missed! Grang;, with hts dislocated shoulder and all. went into the game In ;M S ,T < Tl perlod ' Hc llt>d » rcn >all over tov "'° l: ' d 1>!ai '' BiIII "S s Grange. * V ^^ " P tho his tcllow-professlcnnls. -out respaiidcd to NesbiU's challenge I ii.l ,;„,.,-£•'> " with a very gootl answer. UCXt ^'"ary. They nil played linrd. The block-1 r . ~ lug was even more than you would ps l ros P"»'K expect to see in an intercollegiate game. The tackling was Jnsl as hiud. i' f • My Impression of- n professional football game is that thc players enrn their money. There is no fool- ST. PAUL, Minn. (U p)_ A fnvof _ j nl>..?. relationship between the as- ' sets nnd liabilities of in cooped- ativc crciiincvii-s in Minnesol a study marie \\v nm>io- ' You often hear of (he Howard Jones system. I think that would be harder to analyze on paper than perhaps any of the others. 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