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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 7, 1931
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fAJHO COURIBU NKWS LEflES LEGACY OF But There Were Other v Gifts the Great Coach Could Not Bequeath. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is (he third of rive storks on phases In the life and carter of Knute Rockne, written by William Brau- ch«r, kporlfi editor of NEA Service, who was intimately acquainted with the famous roach. • * * . BY WILLIAM RRAl.'CIIEK NEA Sen-ice Sports Editor •- When Knutc Rocknc went swirling to his death In a broken plane, he left the American gridiron gifts that never will be forgotten. .'•• He left the immortal memory of his first All-America player. George Gipp. Other All-America men developed under the careful hand of the South Bend genius were Quarterback Carideo (who won the honor in 1929 and 1930); "Clipper" Smith, a grenl guard; Harry Stuhl- drehcr, quarterback of the vaunted Four Horsemen; Jack Cannon, the bare-headed guard, and Bud Boerlnger, center of the 1926 team. Though he scorned a "system" ns such, he left a great pattern of play for posterity to follow. It was the precision, rhythm and efficiency of the Rockne shift that dominated the game in the last few years to such an extent that new rules were directed against it. He developed this simple yet devastating maneuver to the same point of perfection to which he brought the forward pass years earlier. "' » * • His "shock troops" have become a legend of the gridiron. One of his greatest coaching desires was for ample reserves. Often he sent second and third siring men to the field to start nn important game, maiiy times thereby.gaining n psy- cholojical advantage over his football foe. * TKe seven All-America men lie, developed are not many, considering that the coaching regime of •Rockne goes back 14 years. But perhaps the main reason why more of his men were not chosen lor the mythical elevens was Rockne himself. He placed ball-carriers second to blockers. Every man on a Notre Dame squad caught this spirit—or left the squad. Rockno clung to plays that were thoroughly tested. Most of the plays were not complicated, but he .knew that they would click if every man performed . his Job of blocking. The. Northwestern game last year was a perfect illustration. Big Purple linemen and backs for three periods arid part of a fourth smeared the. same plays time and again. A'little something went wrong on ««ch of these failures. Until well past the middle of the last quarter. Heroes of Rockne's Genius Notre Dame •round. was being shoved Then, suddenly came the perfect pl»y. Schwartz went through tackle and ran nearly halt the length ol the field for a touchdown. One after . another, the Purple tncklers were dropped in their tracks by the South Bend blockers. .That play was Rockne all over. All of the much talked of Notre Dame ."system" was wrapped in that one play. To begin with it must have taken great faith for Carideo to call it, after seeing 11 slaughtered so often. It was faith that. Carideo got from Rockne—and in the pinch, he had it. And it must have taken great persistence and courage for the players to cnrrs through with the play that.had been knocked cockeyed time anc again. It was persistence and courage they got from Rockne. too— and In the pinch they retained it Rockne's life was like that "perfect" play. In high school he failed to make the team until his senior year. In his first workout at Notre Dame he looked like anything bu player. But he kept on "calling the same plays" with the faith and courage that some das the. big click would come. Rockne almost had to leave school following the death of his fathe In 1912. Aided by his sister, he over came even that obstacle, and it wa in the very next year, as captain that the Dori as - Rockne" pas astounded the east and ran an odds-on Army eleven ragged. ;"After being -graduated, Rockn remained as assistant coach unde Jesse Harper for four years. Gu • Doriis was another assistant. Th •tory Is that when the opportunit to become head coach at the Unl- wrslty of Detroit was presented Rockne and Dora is flipped a coin to determine who should take the jfob. Dorals won and took the Detroit offer, Rockne remained at -Notre .Dame, and when Harper left in ,; JI16; Hockne was the man for the Last year Rockne sent Moynlhan to scout Drake as Rocknc used to tell Ihc story himself, Tim was a little hardy in arriving at the scene of tho Bnme. and learned upon arriving that Drake had played the gnmc tho night before. . . Tim was chagrined, expecting to be fired when he got back to Noire Daine. . . . But Rock merely grinned at Tim's lugubrious fnce when he" returned to report he had failed to scout the team. . . . Reaching Into a drawer of his desk, Rockne took out an envelope and .dumped n. bunch of charts nnd notes on n table . . . with the charts was a letter: "Dear Rock, I understand your scout got his dates mixed nnd did not see our gnmc. ... i sat down and scouted the game for you myself. . . . We are suckers for u short pass. . . . Inclosed are diagrams of our shifts and pusses." . . . Tlie letter was signed .by Ossle Solem, coach of Drake. I Indiana, his team pulled out win- icr by n single touchdown, which tlrrcd to lamentation some of the tl urn nl. who had bet on a four- ouchdown victory. Rockne heard of the complaints, md that night at the-banquet fol- owing the game,.lie.nrosc in what was the- nearest rage I ever have seen him. When ho had finished with one of the most artistic and nmning lambastings I have been rivileged to hear, lie was paid the ribute of loyalty in a terrific wave if applause. "Old Hock" could pour It on 'em vhen the need nrosc—and they lov- d him for it. * TOMORROW: Rockne's Fsychol- Circus Freaks Elope in West District Junior High Schools to Hold Meet Here Friday and Saturday TIIACK MEET—3d., swa • The annual Fourth District Junior high track incet.wlll be held here Frlrlr.y nnd Saturday with repre- sentallves of probably 30 schools in the district participating In the meet. Couches Hudson and Stewart have been grooming :i small ljul speedy Aiiiad of Ulythjvilli; juniors for the meet and have hopes of remaining in (he running for sweepstakes honors. Joncslwro will have a. formidable J.mior high array and a number of (lie other tarse schools In the district will he represented by fast squads. The preliminary events will he held Friday and the finals of the mret Saturday. Blylhmllc junior lilgh candidates for honors are: Fifty-yard dash— IMwIer. Gabriel; 100-ynrd dash- Fowler, Gabriel; 440-yard run— Moslcy and Bristor; 220-yard dash —Fowler and I'urtle; 880-yard run —Mosley and Blister; 120-yard low hurdles—BroBdun and Burns; 880- yard relay—Purtlc, Chady, Fowlfr ami Gabriel; broad jump—Fowler. Burns; high jump —Bums nnd Puv- tlc; shot put—Purtlc; discus— Pin- tle; pole vault—Mosley and Dresden. O UE BlRfi RECKLESS DRWER. | S -•Tr\e TOMBSTONE- ^•Hl (Iftc of Impartiality and loy- ' »Uy he leaves only as a tradition. of cewrae: Hundreds of . coaches throughout the country are copy- his methods, but Rockne's own companionship and Tfent down with him in .'plane. These are Intangi- r tes, bom of experience ithln, and there is no way of After Kockne? What will Ihe foolball fales bring t..o Notre Damn now that Rocknc is gone? When that question is answered, will it not be a pretty yoDd gauge of the "Old Man's" greatness? There were skeptics vho used to nscrlbe Rockne's success In n measure to tlie fact that Notre Dame was "n football school," nnd that Rockne annually had nearly 400 men from which to pick his first, second and third string elevens. Jt Is true that Notre Dame fo." years and years has been a foollrall school, by which I mean that football was the chief game and nearly every mnn who went to Notre Dame aspired to play It. But it, seems also true that it wns n football school since the war because Rockne was coach. Hundreds of young men throughout' America who liked football went to Notre Dame to play under Hockne. Muny choosing foot- bail coaching as their life work matriculated at the South Bend school that they might sit at the feet of the master. * * +. Affcr Him, the Deluge? What is going; to happen now at Notre Dame? Certainly, the man succeeding the old Bald Eagle will find himself in ft n-.lher tough spot. The shadow of Rockne remains on the campus. Those of the football squad remaining frorri last year will remember "how Rockne did it" or "what Rockne said" about this sort of play or that. Should Rockne's successor make a mistake, his commands may be received with some skepticism by the holdovers, whose Influence will be felt among the men coining up from the freshmen ranks. Gradually, of course, this difficult handicap for Rockne's successor will be overcome, as his ways with "the men" arc forgotten. In a few years more Rockne will become a glorious tradition. Even then, however, tlie coach at Notre Dame will have lo carry a lot of magnetism, courage and detcrmlna- lion to win the respect of youug men who can look back lo the framed record of Rockne's triumphs. * * * Next Fall Tom Yarr, the center of last year's team, who will again be in the lino for Notre Dame, said tho other day: "We will have Rockne's Imago before us and we will light to carry on. Rockne is our Ideal j and we know that we have to do to live up to such nn ideal." That may help to express what mean by saying that the mnn •ho finally becomes Rockne's suc- essor will find himself in n tough pot. ro Who Shot Deputy Arrested, Returned Here Jim Johnson, negro, who shot ind seriously wounded "Jake Threlkeld, Mississippi county- deputy sheriff, while resisting arrest on a plantation near Wilson in the fall of 1929, was arrested in New Mfld- rid 'county, • Mo., last night. Tlie negro, who escaped after the shooting nnd remained at liberty until his nrrest yesterday, - was brought here and placed In the county Jnil Inst night. He was indicted by .an Osceola .district grand Jury last year for assault with intent to Mil. Courier News Want Ads Pay. Birthday Photo of Princess Ingrid phtag those traits them around. rotre Dame football men and had th In him not only because he iew his stuff but because he was ;al to them under every condi- ]Uwt. Once In t hard gam* against He fta a South African 'VIM man." She was a circus freak with lips distended as large a. saucers. Thai didn't prevent them from eloping, as love, you know laughs at barriers. But what di< matter Is that they took «500 be lonying to the woman's husband according to grand theft com plaints Issued at Los Angele against Jennie Lambezl. show above, and Caucasus Bird, th "wild man." South Sen Island Joe the woman's husband, made th complaint^when he missed th Electrification of British Railways Seems Nearer LONDON. England. (UPl — The proposed billion dollar scheme for the electrification of the entire railway system In Great Britain moved one step nearer reality with reports that the committee ap- polntrxi two years ago to investigate the plan, was completing Its work. The scheme. If adopted, would be carried out In stages. The suburban areas of the largest cities, London, Birmingham. Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow would receive first attention. Main lines radiating from thes= centers then would be electrified until the entire system had bcconv modernized. Peru is estimated lo have 4.500.000 potential horsepower in Us waterways, of which less than 100,000 horsepower has been utilized. Two of Nine Held fo Freight Car Attack Ordered to Trial Today. SCOTTSBORO. Ala., Apr. 7, (UP) —With n change of venue denied, two of nine negroes alleged lo have assaulted Iwn Huntsville, Ala white eirls, In n freight car of r moving trnin near here two week: neo, were ordered to lri:tl today in Jackson county court. ' National guardsmen equipped wilh machine guns were In command of the situation which on two previous occasions threntenec TUESDAY, APRIL7. if)31 BRUSHING UP SPORTS By La ufer , \)S- S .,. ATHieECS FiUJite BASES, CSItHER OTTWE SCK To SECOND OWES A, COMER OFF THE BAfo Avl9 A G£ME%L ROM CCW)M" BETWEEN " BW.U.CM3Y DASHES OP AMO Tue RUMER IUHO newES THE BAIL iu WAS RETIRED ..... TrtB THREE R)XV Rl^HEFS DA&H FDR (HE A!OD AIL HMDS SCORE.,,.. A an extraordinary extent Biblical narrative. °'d:. A large crowd attended the •game here Sunday. visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs W. W. Davis Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Clauft Steward and children attended Sunday The secrets of thrre periods of, Mr. and Mrs. JallLs Mnhan and school at Burdettc Surday istory are being revealed by tho i Mr. and Mrs. Russr-ll Gaines at- Daniel Webster of Blytheville vis- history expedition which is working on! tended the Easter services at'Proni- thrce separate strata. Magnificent;be Land Sunday, sculpture dating from 250 A. D. was I Mr. nnd Mrs. Priest Orr visited found on the top layer nbove the!Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orr great Temple of Nebuchadnezzar. I Misses Iris Akins ami Gertrude Below the temple n series of, Lowe were gursts of Mrs Bob Wil- Sumerian royal lombs approxi- i liams Saturday mately 5,500 years old were found j several from here attended the and are beiiii; carefully explored. to result in'mnb vlo'encc. The two defendants, Chattel/r, , . . „ », Wnams. 20, nnci Clarence Nonis, vrnCflTlSt FttYin N&W8 10. were represented by the county bar association and t'.vo attorneys appointed by a negro society. The Dewilt Daniels ^entertained a ;««;; ^.»«?i^« •'*»* ^ *«, n ^ 12 to 22. First threat of violence against them occurn capture after the freight cnr \vlth a group of, pr.rty Saturday night. Clirton Davis of Memphis ed the night of their ! ? pcndinl! tnc Enster holidays with r a wild fight nboard '" s P^uts. Mr- K»d Mrs. Emmctt white youths who were overpower- Mr - nnd Mrs - Har ™ Stockton vis- ed and hurled from the train. IJ 1 ." 1 the tattoos parents, Mr. and Promise of swift grand jury action and summary trial. Court of Nebuchadnezzar Jewels Found by Explorers LONDON. England, (UP)—Jewels that adorned the beauties al the Court of Nebuchadnezzar, have been found by the Oxford-Field Museums expedition at Kish, near the site of old Babylon, according to reports. The baubles are said to be priceless and include solid gold ornaments of outstanding beauty. The Jewels, it is believed, may reveal much of the history of that ;ige. Mrs. Hcbtrt Orr, Sunday. MiesfTanws Chiude Steward and Mclvin Burns visited Mrs. C. S. Webb Sunday afternoon. Clyde Hov.-el! has returned home after visiting his parents in Texas for the past week. Mrs. John Burns ami daughter, Mrs. Rcba Page, visited Mr. nnd Mrs. Johnnio Hocott Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Leaborn Tate were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brashers Sunday. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jim Orr attended the func-ral of Mrs. Orr's brolhcr at Sandy Hidge Friday. Miss Mayme Joyce has moved to Tennessee. Mesdamcs Ollie Burns. Edgar Sawyers and Harrison Lyles were track meet at BIylheville Saturday. Clarence Davis of Promise Land HOME THEATRE Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday See ited in the Wilder homo Monday. ' MAN'/.' I stan-ing Reginald Denny STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP. MANAGEMENT. CIRCULATION ETC, REQUIRED IJV THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24. 1912, Of Blylheville Courier News, published daily at BlythevUlc, Ark. for April 1. 1931. State of Arkansas. County of Mississippi, ss. Before me. a Notary- Public. In and for the Stntc and county aforesaid. pcrson.illy appeared Chester R. Bahnock. who. having been duly sworn according to law. deposes and says that he ts the Editor of the Blythcvil'.e Courier News, and that the following is. to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management fand If a daily paper, tlie circulation!, etc.. of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in tli<- above caption, required by the Act of August 24, 1912. cn-bodlcd in seclion 411, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse side of this form, to wit: 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editcv. managing editor, and business mannaer are: Publishers. Courier News Company, Inc, Blytheville, Ark. Editor, Chester R. Babcock. Blytheville, Ark. Managing Editor, Chester R. Babcock. Blytheville. Ark. Business Manager, Harry W. Haines, Blytheville, Ark. 2. That the owner Is: Courier News Company. Btylhevillr. Ark. Chesler D. TUbcock. Blythcviilc. Ark.: Harry W. Hnlncs. Blytheville Ark.: Journal Printing company, Frank W. 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