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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1931 BLYTHEVILLB. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE^FTVl BRUSHING UP SPORTS TO AFTER JS1UH5 Tutor of Knute Rockne Meets South .Bend Trains Again After Long Time BV WILLIAM nRAUCHEIl NEA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK. — 111 the fall, 18 years ago, Jess Harper nwt a train al the railway station in South Bend, Ind. Several students s»l off. JMS Harper picked out one man and walked up to him. "Aren't you Knule Rockne?" hi. asked. "In person," was the grinning reply. "Well, I'm Jess Harper, the non- coach," was the Introduction, "and I'm meeting all of you football men as quckly as I can because there is a lot of work for us 10 do this year. We're going cast—to play the Army!" Jess Harper, coming to Koti'c Dame 18 years ago ns ccich, had •plenty to think about. Notre Dame was lacing the toughest schedule in its history. There were games with South Dakota, Texas, Penn. State and Army. There was work to do! Now Harper is bjrk again, and early next (all he nul be waiting Jor the boys to come in. And there is more work to do now than evc-r. Notre Dame, as usual, is facing the toughest schedule, in Us football ' career—without RockJie. There will be 110 Brill at right half. Lost year's fullbacks have passed along. A young man named Frank Carideo will not call the signals. Tile guards, IttUe Bert Mctzger and Kassis, have been laken away from the lin?. But there will be more hoys to be met. As Hocknc said, down south in March, "ive usually have pretty fair luck in finding replacements.!' HaVpcr, it-called as director of athletics after 15 years on a western ranch, will super-j vise Coaches Anderson, Chevigny and Vocdisch in this job of "carrying on for Rock." The basis of the Notre Dame system, the Rcckne system, was the strategy drilled into Jess Harper by A'onzo Stagg. Rockne himself \vas the authority for that- Once Rockna said: "Our system probably came from Alouzo Stagg, in its origin, and Harper started the basis for it, Stagg's old 'wlioa-back' play was the germ of it. We have gone a long way since that, of course, but Stags must be given tte cred- Harper is a University of Chicago man. He was a light,, wiry halfback of the type known as "sllpperyhippcd" today. Light backs were an innovation in Harpcr'3 playing day, which was n rough, brave, line-plunging period of football. With Harper, Stasff evolved spriyhly off-lackle dashes and end runs, opening up Ihe game. Harper took the same itL-a with him 10 Notre Dame, and encouraged the famous Doras-to-Rocktic forward pass that in 1013 snapped across the gridiron like a scourge. In 1911 Harper turned over his job to »Rocknc, who in three years as assistant coach had displayed Ecnius that Haiper recognized. Jess settled down to ranch life rt?ar Sitka,'Kan , about 100 miles from the spot where Rockne was to crash to his death 14 years later. Harper lias been out of Ihc center of the piclur: lor 14 years, but liis assistance often has proved valuable to Rockne. He has constantly maintained touch with Notre Dame's athletic affairs, and Rockne was a frequent visitor at Jess' ranch. Rocknc had great respect for his old teacher, and often sought his counsel on coaching problems. Harper as a coach was a firm, businesslike insUuctor. with lavorilcs. He had the knack of quckly recoBivizins ability and, like Rockne, always cculd gel Ihc boys lo "play over their heads" by application ol inspirational per- tuasion. It was under Harder that Notre Dame inslilutcd its 3-ycar eligibility rule, and he was a strict administrator of the laws of amateur ism. WCK A>lROC« CAME BACK ToTriE- MAJORS A$ "A 1913, HE HAD FUMY TRIG* To AMUSe TH E MlHOR LEPvSOE FAM&....IN A Tl&KT GAME UHTri M £ESSioS OF S'ACOU) BO&KG WHICH OT3> W UrS LASWK& A . ..VIEW £ pi(tw»G. FOR. CLEVELAND MUCH HE LOST (W.P fl'S IN VICI1Y; 'S OB kccs Homer \Vithoul Rvilli, Dodgers Finally Win; Phils-Giants Draw Jess Harper and Knute Rockne DEFER! DIXIE mm Crackers Pulled Back Down; Barons Win From New Orleans Pels. Knute Rockne often used to call on his old teachei, Jess Harper, left, at Harper's Kansas ranch, and frequently sought • Jess' advice on coaching problems. The picture was taken during one of Hockne's recent visits. HOW IISTANE © ml SKIP OWER. is TUG 6CCFEU WHO Three teams were deadlocked for the Southern league lead Hie close ol yesterday's games although only two coriiests were played, other games being rained out. The Mobile Mnrlnss pulled, the Atlanta Crackers down on a leve with tha idle Chicks and the Uar ons who won over the Pelicans. The Marines suddenly awoke in the eighth inning and pushed over six runs on the startled Crackers to win 6 to 4 after the Crax had counted four runs-in the first three innings Burns • was the winning Ditcher although relieved by Owens aud Starling was credited with loss although. he pitched less lan ts Touchstone held the, New Orans club to five hits and the Baris won walking away fro:n the ids 9 to 3. The Barons got 12 ts off four Pel hurlcrs. The Boston Braves dropped a lo Hie llrooklyn Dodgers but ccmlmicd lo lead the National League chuse while the N-w York Yankees minus Habe Until keiit up their wining by turning back the lied Sox wit hhomcrs vosk'alay. The outstanding feat of Ihe day was coim-lbuled by Manager »oy- ers Ilorasby of the Chicago Cubs who iHLshcd his aBBregatlon Into a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates by hilling Ihrcc consecutive humors and driving jin flelit runs Willi their slugging manager rhowiug the way the Cubs won 10 !o U. Clnrk llmllcd Ihe Boston Draws to live hits and Hie Brooklyn 15od- gers broke (licii 1 hit fast lo win C to 1 over Wee Willie Shcrdel. Wright with two home runs and Ul;oii:llii with a homer mid three singles showed Ihe way lor Ihe Dodgers. 12 Inning I>r:»w The Giants and 1'hlllles hoked i In a battle thai found them sllll deadlocked in the twelfth the game was called niran accoul of darkness. The score was 1 to 1. Not a run was scuv- cd after the skill Inning until each team scored one in Ihe elcrc-nlli inning. The Giants used sis pllchcrs and the Phillies Ihrcc. I'ilc'ier Charley Hutting and First Baseman Lou Oehrlg !cd tl'.c Yankees lo a 7 lo 4 triumph over HH Boston Red Sox for their fourth straight i vldory. KufflntT gave Hie sox bill six ):ils. The world clmiripiou alhlcllcs won from the Washington Scnu- tors yesterday when Al Btnnions foijnd lib batting eye and with a iniuer .and two triples drove li Ive runs. The ccore 10 lo 7. All ol Washington's runs were scored h the seventh Inning. Earl Whltehill gave the Brownie only four hits and the Detroit Tig ers won 4 lo 2. Schullc and Kivs lilt homers In the sixth inning t score the SI. Louis runs. The Tig crs.wcnt into the lead in the scv enth. TTa Chicago White Sox failed I find "the offerings ° f -Willis lin with any degree of success an lost n ball game lo the Indian 0 to I. A last inning score save the Sox from .a shutout.Avcrill the Indians hit a home run. tired that llio Tigers would IK foil for hltn after Iho way they played dead for Hie lirosvns. T'ni- TIBITS slammed him right oil' the rubber. Kainshaw sulCercd a hostile reception the first lunr limes he worked. The only man who could win for Brooklyn 111 HID llrsl 10 days ol the campaign was Joo Shauu-, t!u- former Clcvelandev, who WAS Ilg- ured as washed up with'a sure nvin a year ago. But. to return lo the youu;; man who aspires to play regulatly hi the cutIk-lil. H he can UMVII to bat on cither slile of Iho plate, he can llgurc an advantage lor litinsi'lt tlua few big leaguers have. I think 1'uuiklc l-'rlsch, 1)111 Ilumu-lleld, Jack Hotlnock. Lu BLue, Wall} 1 Suhang, Mark ICofnlg and Charley Wilson Iho only players, aside from pltclK-rs, who bat at cither tide, I'ltchcis liraxton, McKaln, Lyons Pmiiock and Hubbell ' aie also "turn-hlltcrs." liiillly of vlolaling the Volslcad act Is ihc boolleggcr who supplies hi). Thai was proved In fedciul court litre rcci'iilly. When n man was niTOflcil on Ihc charge, his lawyer scolfed at Hie accusation, llul. on ciurv? scrmny of one. provision uf the of Ihe prohibition act, he r.ilvlsrd his client lo plead Bulky and auu'pl a $250 flue. The provision; •No PCI sou shall solicit or re- ceive, nor knowingly permit fail v- employes to Bollcit or receive from any person any order'for liquor, or give any Information how -liquor may txi obtained." • ''. That o 1 -•:.-" '• a" inclusive, and liKlud-- . . :xir iwlghbor, or f:'.!i.,. ii/'i :: i i.i-.;iii/»r right along with liciuor ulslribiitoi's, said W. U. Vaiidcvcnlcr, United States dls- Ulct attorney here. liead Courier News want ads. KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Ul 1 )— If you tell a friend where lie van a:l a drink of llrmor, i'Oil are Jusl us . \ Planting Seed For Sale Mis-JH-l No. a, («) $50.00 per ton, Ik'lfos !)I1, @ Sifi.OO per Ion. Seuil i;ii;inmU'C(l pure and gcnnination test 98%. This Jlis-Del is UNO ycat from breeding station, Sliiplo 1 1-8 inch, thirds itself. The most satisfactory fotlon I have ever grown. Prices F. 0. I>. Grider. Maj. F. P. Jacobs Grider, Ark. On niching Angles. „ i The young man yearning to play an Inning Shirley got three I rcBul!u .i y in the big leagues should for Atlanta; | aspirc lo bat ^^ r | shl n11[i i c [ t - andcd. For it has bccoir.c increas- gly the fasobion to use Icit-hand- i batsmen when right handcrs ari .tching, with right-handers hit ng against southpaws. Bucky Harris has carried th ipcriincnt to an almost radical eie- ree this year with the Tigers. In ic first few games, he alternated complete scl ol oulflelders. Against cuthpaws he used a roo>:lc trio, •ith Doljack in lefl, Gerald Wa'.kin right and Ivey Sliivcr in c:n- er. Against right-handeia he used Southern League W. L. Memphis C Atlanta Birmingham — Lille Rock New Orleans ... Chattanooga ... Nashville Mobile Na'iuv.al League W. Eoston SL Lcuis .. New York . Chicago — Pittsburgh . Philadelphia Brockljn Cincinnati New York Cicw:!aiid Warliln^inn Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis Chicago . Boston GAMES TODAY Smiliirrn l.ra;ilc Memphis al Nashville- Mobile at Atlanta. Nov.- Orleans r.t l!i:minsham. American League Cleveland at Ciiicigo. St. Louis at Detroit. V.'ashinslon at Philadelphia. New York at Boston. ART KPE.KZ Explain the proper pivot for the golf swing. « * * The pivot usually takes care of itself. In taking back the club- Ihe left shoulder should be without perinil'.ing it to AS M/tDOMALD SMrM CCAIES &CX, TtJEf?£ 15 WO ORDPRN& ME LEFT SMOULDER, A COMMON MISTAKE OF TrlE OUFFER. National League Er>;ton at Broo'slyn. P'.iiladdphia at New Ycik. Chicago at Pittsburgh. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 'But It Means Life or Death— :to:ie in left, Harvey lllubbyj Waler in center and Johr.sua in right. * * * Vherc Heroes PLiyrd. Just how Ihis works on', only ime and figures will prove witn any accuracy. There are other facers, too. which enter into the sta- Islics but which ca:mo! IK cjm- putcd, such as the individual abl!- ty of each man himself. Oddly, the cxircriment by Manager Harris was conducted with a .cam thai in the past bmsled same mighty outfielders. In Detroit pastures roamed Cobb and Crawford and Vearh and Heilinann and M.ui- ush ar.d that simou-pure slussi:". Fatty Folhergill. Harris, in rcaich cf speed ant! abilily, Is confronted with Un- building of a new o'.i'.tield. Just before the season Marled, he told nu- he was pretty well satisfied wlui his pitching statT. But you never ca;i tell about pilchcis. In liie fir.-', five games Detroit played, lo-.ir Malting pitchers were shelled from the trenches. Only on?. Earl Wliilchill. finis!ic:l his ass:gr.mcnt. Tlirct pitchers were driven Iro::i the box HI, ol all places, St. Louis. The officer didn't believe her. Not until the in a wet bathing suit, disheveled and tearing along a country road in a battered -";''. ;> epeatetj . her pleading was ihe policeman corn-meed that she was really Irving lo find a doctor. - ; - And every minute was so important! Back on the beach small Angie lay while-faced and motionless* .Beryl bad lo find help to save him! She had to! Angle's rescue from his foolish venture into the ; swirling waves is one ol! the exciting episodes in KulJi Dcwey Groves' thrilling new serial, "The Melody Girl." Beryl Borden, adored by the neighbor-, hood youngsters who make up "the gang," is the lille character. She is the melody girl whose voice is eagerly listened i'or by thousands of radio fans; Beryl's adventures include stardom as a singer, before (be microphone and heartbreak when she realizes the man she loves cares for another. NEA dron. While this goes on, the weight gradually 15 shifted from the left to the right loot without swaying and without turning Ihe head. The natural result of this is a slight bend in the icit knee Pitching Quirks But there h.is been >OIIID ;,lranje pitchini; en all Iro::! r . this s'M.-,r:i. Wcs Fcrrcll. the Clivci.iml acr. . _, . . i is a sngni iiena in me icn MICKI o,inis O.ympic team next summer. and tllc rnislng of t |,n !cjl heel. | He's Jim Baiiscli-the same Jarring The sollcr may ask how In •ring football and keep from swaying, to this IF lo put My the answer weight against a firm right leg and con- Jini who starred in basketball at Kansas. Jim won the all-round championship In the I c enir.itc on keeping the head still. Kansas Relays, deicaling Duster | As the club comes down in the Charles, phenomenal Hajl-.ell Indian athlete. He competed for the Kansas City A. C. because of In- elieibility at Kansas, where he still is a student, downswing, the; oirpositc action takes place—the body turns to the left, the.weight is shifted to the left foot'and the ball is hit. Courier News Want Aeis Pay. Typewriters - - - Adding Machines epfti-ng — o, — RontaLs—Kilibiins—Carbon — Adding Machine Kolls Acton Printing Co. Typewriter Dept. Phone 10 Bravely Beryl meets disappointments. How she struggles on phickily in the face of overwhelming'; hardVhips, stands by the young man when : all'the- world turns against liim, and at last arrives at happiness is told in this absorbing romance. "The Mel-. oily Girl" lakes you behind the scenes'in the great broadcasting studios of the metropolis. Watch for the first installment. GIRL" Begim Wednesday, April 29 In ILYTHEVILLE COURIER- -NEWS

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