The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1931 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 6, 1931
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•AGU SIX I BRUSHING UP SPORTS i-n.vriii''vn.u;.-^f !j? ;n By Laufei fj •v'KWS Buvdette- Schools Score; BO Points to Lead Ele-j ven Schols in Track Meet'. BurdHle schools won sweepstakes honors n the Division Onei Mississippi' county track meet held j Here Saturday with a lolul of 130, points. ' E!even points participated in the] .meet. Division one consists of nil] schools wfc-re there arc senior or j junior litEli schools. A number of Bl\thevllle Hucksters participated in the meet unofficially. ! Bnrdclte will' high honors was followed by the other schools in the following order: Blylhovlllc 102: Manila 95; I.uxora 30: Ytiibro| , BO; Dell 70; Osceola GO; Wilson 55; | ^Shawnec 4T.i; Gqsnell 45; Armorcl i 25. - Sectbn -I—Grades 1-C Bean Bax Board—1. Bates. Manila; 2 Virginia Cook, Gosncll: 3 Morris Wilson, Osceola. Block Relay—1 Dell; 2 Burdetlc; 3 Yarbro. Balance Board-1 Cecil MJtcalf. Dell; 2 Ringer, Wilson; 3 Lois Buchanan, Osceoln: Tus ol Wnr—1 Burdette; 2 Armorcl; 3 Dell; Has? Bali Throw—1 Lcnls Ramsey. Osceola; 2 Claud Garner, Manila; Wood. row Cook, Gosnell; Basketball Relay—I Wilson; 2 Armorcl; 3 Dell; 35-Yard Dash-1 C. D. Ivy. Gosncll; 2 D. E. Youns. Osccoln; 3 Horac? Hooker, Armorcl; 200-Yard Shuttle R^lay—1 Yarbro; 2 Gosnell; 3 Osceola; Basketball Throw—1 Russell Mills. Dell; 2 Bradford Chnring, Burdcttc; 3 Jack Burrand, Yarbro; 10-Yard Hash—1 Hermit Franch. Manila; 2 James McGloughen. Iiiix- ora; 3 Victor Hughes, Gosnell. '' First place—Dell, 55 poinls: second place, Gosncll,-45 points; third place—tie Manila, -40, Osccola 40; fifth place—Burdetle. 35; sixth place—tie Armorel, 25; Wilson, 25; Yarbro, 25; ninth place—Luxora, 10. . , • • Boys Athletics '... Section 11—Grades 7-U , Baseball Throw—1 Wendell Dan. lels, Yorbro; 2 Richard Revere. Luxora; 3 Edward Norton, Shnwnse. Flag .Relay—1 Blytheville (33 sec.); 2 Shawnee; 3 Uixora. Broad Jump^l Tom Short, Blytheville; 2 Jack Tipton, Manila; Dyer Garner, Luxorn. Basketball Relay—I Luxora, 2 Yarbro, 3 None. Halt Mile Relny—1 BIythevilb (1:*4); 2 Shawnee; 3 Luxora. Tug of War—I Blylheville, 2 Burdette, 3 Luxora. • High- Jump—1 Two fled for 1st place—Speck. Shawnee, and John Alexander, BlythevlUo; 3 Cook, Burdette. 100-Yard Dash—1 J. T. Craig, Blytheville (10:1); 2 Melvin Uipe- des, Osceola; 3 Win. Lynch. Luxora. •".150-Yard Dash—1 Robert Lee • Fisher, Blythevillo (1G); 2 Ralph Gary, Shawnee; 3 Alvin Tipton, Manila. First Place—Blytheville. 102M points; second Luxora, 50; third Shawnee, 42'.4;-fourlh Yarbro, 25; filth tie, Burdettc, Manila 15; seventh Osceola, 10; Girls Athletics - .S«tion H—Grades 7-12 Baseball Throw— 1 Zclma Scott. Burdette; Ruby Martindalc, Wilson; 3 Mildred Galyean. Luxora. Flag Relay—1 Burdette, 2 Osce- oU, 3 Yarbro. Broad Jump—1 Black, Dell; 2 Bobbie Lou Douglass, Wilson; 3 Lynch, Luxora. Basketball Relay—1 Manila, 2 Wilson, 3 Buidelte. Hah" Mile Relay—1 Burdette •> Yarbro, 3 Manila. Tug of War—1 Manila, 2 Luxora 3 Burdette. 100-Yard Dash— 1 Nola Qunils Burdette; 2 Kate .Rogers. Luxora, 3 Evelyn Griffith. Manila. First place—Burdette. BO points- second—Manila, 40; third place- tie, Luxora, : Wilson, Yarbro 30- sixth—Dell, 15; seventh, Ofceola 10- eighth—Shawnee, 5. in Mint ;:or!oci v.-iien brute strength lire-veiled, over t!:> sly stratceem, K!-V.?rsi!! v,';« n master timer. Over find over again Kcklc'5 correct precision and liming caught ! the bumptious I3rcoklynitcs off j balance snd brought long Rains for the Hyc'i? [>ark eleven. Rockne the rythm of that uloiks'd L'J'. t'.-.r '.v.iy V.T.C liar.; :o;- him. 1 trc;n Dartmouth. Rn^kiw tri-dl With I'll? r,m\ r.el of saving $10031 again. This time i !r h. ld a littV sn he mlsht enter the University latter success, atul In 1312 Mart gave him a steady alignment at 1 end. ' cf lliinols, he look a e'.vil service examination and ' was appointed a mail dispatcher. Tip -tsliry for r.urh a job was 5100 a month. Rcckno paved. How he must have saved! By 1310-Rockne was | attack, and years) ater if was that vt then—he had put by his Toward tlw end of the 1912 caon, Rockne. constantly improving h-- camc ihe subject of All-America team selectors. The B oai ( \ n <x near- Knule, Snmciley - Legged ersall as Idea! Gvirlder. Kruuclicr, sports cdllcr of NEA rvlno, who v.-:is Intimately ac- u;ilnlcd wltli the famius coach. timing that made his teams .-tm! h?.d enough left over to buy at Kolic Dante jr.urvrlmis to watch ;" suitcase. Hii goal was Illinois, ami hard o itop. Kckerfall awakened In sHmleg- 0 . „. . -, •-.", lf..:il youns Rockne tin desire to IK- co.iie wit 1 DOy 111 Chicago, baw Lck-i« m - i football player. Previously: Ro:l:ii3 Rockne had held up befcre hhn- Klf the heroes of baseball of the period as \vlrlhy of following. Mar- Kdlln's Xotc: This Ii the src-'decal Drown was on."; of hh joulh- <nd of live stories mi Ihe life ofj ful yearnings. Hiibe Waildell was Knulc KoeUiic. wrUIrn by U'llli:nn i Rticther. It WAS In playing baseball, hy the way. ihat "flock" had Ills nose splattered nil ovt-r his face, being smashed with n bat in a fi-.-o-roi'-all. HY WfU,l.«] mtAIJC-IIEK N'EA Scrri«. Sports Kditor All his life ICiiute Rockne had a oft spot In his heart for gate- kids. He never forgot mt once hn had Iwe'.i a gate- ashing k!J himself, and it was In 1013 it was realized. Rickiv ^ was elected captain. One »lu-v- but two fric-nds, Johnny Plant und noon the Noti-e Dame squad in- Jolinny Davine, persuaded him to vadcd Chicago for a game a t which season wns made the subject of a Etory. Through it all, his heart remained right. Can any finer thing be .said of him? Jralbcful Paeans Lasl j-car \vhcn his Ramblers rose to heights unexpected even of n Rockne tcnm, beating the Uni- loast of America. Hero-worshlp- uing Imaginations placed him on a pedestal. He was popularly pictured as though he might have been one of the old Norse gods, the very ncme of football wisdom, an unfailing, all-knowing guide to his tcfiiit, tile ninslcr strategist. He was glad as ho sat there on ihe bench In the streaming sunshine, his hat hvlsled to one side, clenhclng* and unclenching n folded newspaper In fingers that excitement had. unnerved When that game ended and a tremendous shout of tribute went up from myriads of husky throats, Rookne rc'- lolccci. But only' for slant did he Inrry to bask In bright glow of adulation. nnd "psychology," walling to get a ellinpse of him or shake his hand, there was 'Old Rock." bending over a torn'kivjc. seeing lo it personally that n strained back was properiy taped nnd treated. Rockne wns great. But what seems to me a higher trlbulc than nil was the fact that his Iwart- \s"as always right. II never changed. Track Team Wins Over Jonesboro JONESBORO, Ark.—The Gold 311 Hurricane was defeated In a dual track meet with the Paragould high Bulldogs here Saturday. Para- Rould counted 78 points to Jonesboro's 02. ' • • Though defeated the. Hurricane C|j!kers won n numl-er of first places in the various evenls and both the Hurricane and Bulldogs will be contenders for the district stakes. Issues Call for Ball Candidates To Attend Mcetiiu, John Smith, who managed a bn club here last year, announce that he will again put a fast base ball team upon the field this yea :cause he crashed the gate at n otbal! game that he drenmed Ills rerxt life dream that finally came •ue. The vf.sllnaiy gleam of heroism roke into nocknc'f, soul like the in suddenly naming from behind cloud—M years a^o in Chicago. After f^cii-.B Elkersr.ll Itorkne definitely determined tint he wanted to do. and his baseball hopes fac'.-id b-:fore the great desire that Edkersnll's phying urousvd. In 1501 Rohknc entered high jchcol in At football he Ruck", a skinny kid from tile Loan Square nei^hliurhood. sneaked at the 'jute through which the was not ai\ immediate sdcit-i-s. He tilled faUhlhlly as a scrhb und it was not hntil his senior year that he umci'2 the team Dhring this period young Rosk- n? had some shrcess at traek. He had speed afoot and developed in- theiri to Notre Dame. v.'ns a Protestant, then, hut hl= friends convinced him .Jie could live morci cheaply and stood n tetter chance of Kcttinj a job at the Catholic school. Frank Longman was coach the year Rcckne arrived. Freshmen played In - that fcotball era, and someone recommended llockne to Longman. Longman stuck him in at fullback In a scrimmapo between rce- utnrs and Eckersnll was t referee. Caotilnl Knulc Rcckne ran uver to the'manl In white and shoow his hand. "You are . the reason wliy i here," said "Rock." And hs told "Ecklc 1 the kd who crashed years bieforc just to Eckersall play. tlr-! Elory of (he gale 13 ee the tR-at PORTLAND, Ore. (UP)—It'squile a different life that a SOO-psuni sea lion is living in his fresh water pool at the Portland mo [Inn ed miserably in that first The coach sent him back t Brownson Hall team, Rockne out for track. rellow ' s that ™H went tnk- at Newport when the out. The coast guard t:crt him to a half-miller of parts, later adding pole-vaulting ti his athletic llr-?. It was bccnuse he v.-as a ivw-faiiglort" horseless carriages pronl ising track athlete that he ref that distant day passed. | ma in c( i ou t O f school for four years A high school team from Brook,-n. N. Y.. had come to the west o play Hyde Park High, Chicago liampions Walter Eckersall was imrterback for the Hyde Park earn. Above all others he was I-.-? man 'Rock".wanted to see. Reck" waited patiently nt the notor gate until the guards were on the other side ot the line of ca.-s, then pulled nn end run with .lie vehicles running the interference. "Rock" was something of a. blocking bli&Lcglst at gatecrashing, too. Eckerall's play that day was a revelation. The man who was to become one f the greatest qunr- Kiilded his team unerringly to a i terbacks the • world ever knew 105 to 0 victory over the flock from after being graduated from high school. He competed in all sorts of track meets, finally being taken under the colors of the Illinois Athletic Club Tiie dream of football greatness Hint Eekwsall had inspired was still retained by Hockiw. however, TVI -" U "«>•• j.'"; tyja-. guuiu i:cci nun In the following year Notre Dame and ottered the prize to tlv> Po-L- I hired a new coach, Jack Marks land park bureau. •»: Planting Seed for Sale Mis-Del No. 2, @ $50.00 per (on Uelfos 911, @ $45.00 per ton. Seed guaranteed pure and germination test 98%. This Mis-Del 'is one year from breeding station. Staple 1 1-8 inch, thirds itself. The most satisfactory cotton I have ever grown. Prices F. 0. B. Gridor. 6C-K13 Maj. F. P. Jacobs Grider, Ark. Flalbush. "Rod:" saw and idolized the keen-eyed sienal-caller. who -with not much more than four plays, liuset the (wavier Brooklyn team with tl-.e support of the mercrinn llmc af '« timc - U P lo that timc of Blytlievllle. who he says, are.'giv-j Rcckne had played his football in Int; 55CD to support the club. Smith requests that all players desiring to try out for the -. tcnm nnd others interested attend a meeting at the local office of: the Ark-Mo power company Wednesday night nt 7:30 o'clock. Smith requests the following men to: be present: Phillips, Jenkins, Ledbetter, Warrin?ton, Bagc, Ketlinser, I the neighborhood games in which the Irish and "the Swedes"—as nil boys of Scnndinavinn descent were called—battled for Wood on the vncant lots of'1-Cgin Square. As an end on the "Tricky Tigers" young Rockne's sqindly legs nnd Hying feet cnrrlcd him to some local renown. But Eckersall, that day against I.noks To His "Men" As swiftly as he could go, he lurried to the dressing room of xts "men", us he called them— and they were "men" that day— and moved about among the bruised and injured, bestowing all the care a father. iniRht bestow, sorrowing \vlth Moon Mullins. Bert Metzgcr, Tom Knssls and others who had been hurt, and advising the team trainers how to handle the injuries. There was loyalty. With Ihe football world outside singing lib name, iiiaiveling at his strategy Now -Birth for Historic Stilr- , PORTLAND, Ore. (UP)—There !? . e .!!; i seems to be no room here for the once proud old battleship Oregon that steamed around the Horn during Ihe Spanish American War. The old ship has been berthed 'here and kept by state flppronrla- ;tions. But n new site is necessary and city and slnte authorities are In a quandary where she will bo put. RITZ THEATER Sunday and Monday The Last Ttibofc A great many words have been written about Knutc Rockne since his death. His life has been re- \vswed, his "system" carefully gone over and his wisecracks refreshed .Thousands of sympathetic columns r-bout the dear, dead coach have been written around the world. . Yet there Is time perhaps for one last tribute. It concerns Rockne as a human being, Rocxne retaining to the last the "common touch" He remained "Rock" to his friends and to the students nnd graduates cf Notre Dame no mailer what the circumstances or, demands of his llfe~6r theirs happened to be. Fame came to him In measure sufficient to turn the head of any man. Did it turn "Rock's"? The world knows ft didn't, and that is why the world understood and loved him. ' J v • • • He StMd Alone He won more renown than any other, m&n of his calling ever achieved. His teams played before stogie' crowds of more than 126,003 people. Publicity, was he»ped up•.-..on him, his "psychology" was prafaed to the skies by sports writ- Ing enthusiasts, his every rriove- . went or word during the football Courier News Want Ads Pay. HOME THEATRE Sunday and Monday even H* hay« moon of hit own because other women suffered heart attack^ laughter. Hires, Senton and Brooklyn, brought to tlia mind of Vcoils of Luxora nnd Kyle. At.the the Norwegian boy a picture and iccllng a manager will be appolnl- a lesson that he never forgot. Even d (o handle ti:c tcnm aciording o Mr. Smith, who is business of the team. • ; i )sceola Indians Beat I Memphis Semi-Pro Club j OSCEOLA, Ark. — The Osceola ! ndii-.ns defeated the Memphis! Steam Laundry ball club here yes- j crday 7 to 0. The Indians were in :onininnd of the game all the way: ind the visitors found the offer- j iigs of the local pitchers puzzling. I Typewriters - - - Adding Machines Repairing — Rebuilding — Rentals—Ribbons—Carbon — Adding Machine Rolls Acton Printing Co. Typewriter Dept. Phone 10 AK1E IN H June Moon Q Qmnmnl fyOwe ; He may be a small town lad, but he 'knows what it lakes to hold a sweetie. And three of them fight for Jack and his jack in this humorous and HUMAN comedy. Two get the Jack. One gels Jack. Admission—Matinee— 30-25 and 40c. Night—15 and <10e.\ Coming—-Norma Shearer in ''STRANGERS MAY KISS' with WARNER BAXTER JOAN BENNETT f Di?tatdliy FRANK BORZAGE Adm.- -Mnlinea & Night— 10 and 2ac. To the Citizens of the City of Blytheville If you will remember when J announced for Mayor for the second term I published a resume of my administration up to that time and invited the people to go to the records to ascertain the truth of my statements. I have never heard that statement questioned unUl last Saturday evening when some of my friends gathered up a bunch of typewritten statements misrepresenting the financial condition of the City of Blytheville. made by some one who did not choose to si(;n his name. This statement i.s false and ^yas made for Ihe sole purpose of misleading voters without any one taking the responsibility for such statement. They .didn't go lo the Priiiting Office to get the ciivuliirs printed because thev knew people would find out the Dartriy of Die Statement. All 1 'have to say is to invite you lo read the statement of the Bonded Auditor of the City which you will find in this issue, and decide whether a statement -marie by the Auditor is more substantial than the statement of scnr.o politician who doesn't know nor care what he is talking about and is afraid to sign the statement. I had hoped this would be a fair and clean contest but on account of thi s eleventh hour woods colt statement I am forced to the conclusion that the contest has not been as fair and open as I had thought it had been. 1 do not know who was responsible for this statement because., he hasn't favored us with his name. But I am willing to i eavc nly f a t c j n the minds of fair minded. people of Blytheville as to which statement is entitled to mo>i credit. Thanking the pcoplr nd humbly asking y ,,f Blytheville for past favors ir support tomorrow. 1 am youro truly, Neill Reed Candidate lor Second Term, as Mayor. Statement By City Auditor In the interest of fair play and on account of the spurious statement circulated on the streets of Blytheville last Saturday in regard to the financial condition of the City of Blytheville I dEs'ive to publish this statement under oath as the Auditor of the City of Blytheville. I was Auditor for the Brown Administration and have been Auditor of the lUcd Administration. When Reed went into office on the 9th day of April, 1929, there \vas in the Treasurer and City Clerks hands the wish sum of Five Hundred and sixty-five dollars and seventy-seven cents ($565.77). In the Sinking Fund to take cure of the bonds and interest there was §24.30. There was outstanding indebtedness of local bills, lire hose, etc., ?5,200.00. Mr. Brown had drawn a few days before he went out of office from the Collector ol" County Revenues" the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.), taxes payable for the year 1929 which belonged to the Reed Administration, had it not' been for this .collection of anticipated revenue the Brown Administration would have been that much more in the Red. The Reed Administration inherited this indebtedness of §5200.00 with ?uOOO.OO of the county milleage used and had in money to start on Five Hundred and sixty-five dollars and seventy- seven cents. Besd has paid this $5200.00 indebtedness. At the end of the first year of the Reed Administration he had one thousand dollars in the bank and all the indebtedn;ss of the Brown Administration paid and made all bond payments. The second year ending April 1, 1931 the present administration owes outstanding bills in the sum. of sixty-eight hundred and seven dollars and forty-nine cents ($6,807.49) including, back salaries to April 1, 1931, to the Farmers Bank and Trust Co., the sum of $3738.07, which was borrowed to pay the interest on the bonds sold to construct the City Hall and City Hospital. Of this amount of $6807.49,-?nS3.50 is due the Light Co., $2774.30 is due the Water Co. Neither of these companies have paid their 1931 privilege tax, except the I-ight Co., has paid ?357.13 on their privilege tax, first half, neither have they paid .their county milleage tax, which when paid will retire this indebtedness. The.-revenue for the second year of the Reed Administration has decreased on account of the financial depression in the sum of $10,440.68, as follows: The vehicle license decreased $381.15 Street tax $2436.50. Fines $3156.32. Privilege license $2980.00. Miscellaneous items such as permits, gasoline turnback etc S51313- County milleage, $937.68. In the amount of expenditures of last year is $250.00 cash paid to Busby, Pugh & Harrison for successfully prosecuting a law suit against the Morgan Utilities Co., for which the. city now has a judgment against the Morgan Utilities Co., and the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. for $5000.00. The jail board amount the last year of the Administration increased in the sum of S440.20 above the first year, this i.s on account of the- fact that the people fined could not pay fines and were confined to jail to serve out this fine which made the fine a financial liability to the city instead of an asset. This statement is made from the books and records and is true and correct. I am not a partisan in this election but on account of tlui misleading statement circulated over the city last Saturday I am publishing this statement so that the people may know the facts If the people had paid their taxes as of normal tinies, there would be no bills unpaid. There is nothing wrong with the disbursements or administering of affairs. The chief executive office has no mandate, over the collectors office. The collector has used everv reasonable effort to collect all taxes. Due to the agitation for the delay, of payment of taxes owing to the economic depression, i s responsible to a large degree for the npn-payment of taxes from all resources. I, A. G. Hall, Auditor of the City of Blytheville, hereby certify that the foregoing statement is true and correct as reflected 'bv the books of the City of Blytheville iiv the clerks office of said city. ' This 6th day of April, 1931. A. G. Hall Subscribed and sworn lo before me this Cth day of April, 1931. S. C. Craig City Clerk.

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