The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1936 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 26, 1936
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'FACE EIGHT Mites o' Yore Outmoded In Style That Stresses Blocking Ability -MAJ. I UUIKNTK (1!IFF) JONKS Head Coach Univer. lly of Oklahoma NORMAN. Okla., O:l. 2C. — In the old days, (he ideal quarterback was a little Napoleon. He didn't have to Week or carry the Lall. All n coach demanded of him was leadership. Generalship, a Bcod, voice, and ability lo handle punts. Since none of these requirements called for weight or MM, he li. 1 rally was a little man. One of the best ill the?c oltl- lime quarterbacks was Vermin Pi'lclmrd, Army's All-America of! :"14. Scaling 1GO pounds, he never blocked cr carried, bill did develop into a fine parser in his t There wrrc many o!her lit'le If r , o'o ir Gutitandlng ones wire Gerhmlt, v:!io succeeded 1'rich- ard v.'ith (he Cadet-, mul came in i-l 110 jiHnli; Ous Dorals, the Dcliclt mcnlcr. who was n teammate cf Kiiute liocknc at Notre Fame rml Anse Cornell of Oro- £C'l It'.s. different nowadays. A quartet Lie 1 * must be just ns good a blccker or ball carrier as nny- Loaj cV and possess the qualities of the old-lime signal caller to i beet. -It; is a real break for his (cam and ccach if In addition the quarterback happens to he a passer or a receiver. Some of our bigger and more versatile quarterbacks of modern limes were Morion Kaer of Southern .California; Sego and Lawric of Louisiana Stale; Snmgue of (he Southern Methodist club of 1935, who didn't fall very short of 200 pounds and who was a good, .plunger and blocker wllh plenty of sueed, and Rilry Smith, the 190-poundcr of Alabama, who could block like blazes. Bud Wilkinson, a IDO-poimder twitched fiom guard, is doing n splendid job in qiiarlcrbacklug this jears Minnesota Varsity. IIuililln I limiiiatcs Learning Complex Signal System Smaller athletes have demon- Gopher Goliath. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 2G, 1936 Oii'Tlie Outside .Looking In D) 'UUKE loam 1,'as Crucial Test Status ol A Different Walnut Illdje While we didn't, make that notable Irlp to Walnut Hldge two years W/'il A -i l C, ! " 80/ another .^crlbo covering.,the WHIl Uut-Ot-Otale' tilt, the: "atmosphere" must have been entirely different ofi that- oc-, casfon than Thursday evenlng : when niythcvllle won its third straight, game over the Bobcats, 48 to O. 1 Of course Ihe fnct that the Bobcats are having a very indilfcrenl season and were considered no match for the Chicks, who chalked up (heir 24th-consecutive triumph had something to do with the ab- .scncc of thc tension so noticeable In 1934. . -, lint'iinothcr reason was the very lly-J. I'. • Faced with perhaps ihclr .s'trbna- .est opponent of the season the /flllytlievllk; Cfclckasaws.go back to '.'their moleskins 'this afternoon 'to pet n:idy for tho Invasion, of. th touted Greenwood. ,-. Miss., : -. . Friday night under-the! !^?£^^^ 'IC-0 rout of Walnut ,v, UB1; n, uu! mini mid rnln, Thursday'lilght'anil barring further injuries diidng the week should ba at their best'phy- sically for thc Ultsslsslpplaiis,;: ., Statistics on Hie BobcaUvgame show lhai the Chicks, gained Ma yards byrushlnj and did hoi throw n forward pass. For that matter neither did the ,home. team 'Mix Hulchins.. the Ma'nlla flash who hns been rouiuliiig'into sUnpe slp-,v- lv. ,was the spark of,-the loirens-- He carried the', .ball sixteen lime's for 1(17 yards. HQ,.also Krabbed in puhl on his own 45 and gallop-it for a score. I,2fioy Brown, giant fullback, lugged the leather 21 occasions for n net. 117 yards. Rob- 'mere , the memory of deplorable liu of 1034. ': It's (flo bad that niythcvllle fans than the , lu;lv .. handful \ylio made the trip couldn't have teciron hand for the game fti«l to receive the gracious hospi lullty of Walnut Ridge. Of cours" disagreeable weather was laiw'ly responsible for the siiinll number of spectators at thc game. Charles Him!) Wilkinson., .n guard last year this li-fool-1-lneh !9C-ponnder now is Uernlo Bid-man's qunrlcibnck nt Minnesota. , ing the hall down the field If the i receiving .side Is given an oppor- | tunlty to run It all thc way back, and possibly tlien some, That Is I why a good punter kicks the ball high as well as far, That gives his [ends time lo get down under the I ball. If he kicks "line-drives, 1 ' the -[safety man ran field, the ball like that nn outfielder and be back down —- «> ~ »^ n..-i uu p<:i cent! the field before Ihe ends can ob- r:f foolhnll, Bill Spaulding nl theUnm more than u running start '" n """' 1 '" -' to add an-:H goes without saying that speed --•• "'in going down under kicks, nftcr affording the punier nil necessary •By Harry Grayson AlWAVS kicking' ready to at least admit 50 per slraled thev could lead plays as j - - well TS cairj. One of Iliesc \vas cffct 'ttve punting slill Is the major Harrj Sluhldreher, The Wisconsin ' nct - 01 ' of Ihe game. who did plenty of blocking for Notre Dame. Another was Cliff Montgomery, an elusive and expert triple threat who handle;! tl)e. lall en every play Columbia moment -— -- . " -*".,•»,[» mnv DJ^C'U ithcr ir. per cent and make lt"n going down under kicks nftcr even CO In his book. .«-...,..... ... . .. • :paulding 1ms direct evidence at hand lo back the contention tlmt ry had a sturdy Mcnl'omer of le"s Linemen seldom 1 called plays in for . Skillful kicking paved the way ' Spaulding's U. o. L.. A. 's two touchdowns and protection; is highly Important. Make Safely Man Chase Ball or Boot Jl Out of Itoiinds Punters kick (he ball away from safety men, when possible. It is a field highly satisfactory maneuver lo "Frankly Speaking" Speaks ' Here's an extract from:."Frankly Speaking," column In. James 1 l, Eland's (Walnut Hldge) •'•rimes Dispatch: - ' ' ' ' ' "Let's Welcome Blytheyllle "HtytlMvH'.c high school briii"!, for a net 75 yards In'c tries.'On 1 .." T ,' „, , t ' his only attempt Homer Beslmrw I ,„,, °, Chl ?. ks cn " lc ovc , r Ilcrs '» broke Uirouah on a 39 v»rd .3 L 19 " wtal tne B ° b <--«'s ''ad a red broke through on a 39 yard Jaunt for a touchdown. Roland >'.Sk=et- er" iilshpp made his. debut as a vursity ]>crformcr by reeling on* 20 yards in 5 tries. Coach Carney Uislle used nearly all his substitutes and they came through In great style. , For the first lime Hits year the Tribe seemed to want lo score . touchdowns They made the best of all their scoring opportunities'in .view of the soggy, slow field. There is ho telling how they would have done had the turf been dry. Their .blocking' was-superb, rated,, by. many of the spectators, the best of the year, in short, they looked like "something" Coach Lnsltc and Prank .Whitworth saw. thc Bulldogs come from behind to defeat Cleveland anil were loud hi their praise of the Delta champions of 1935;. -They have clnss In every department and will prove a worthy foe, H-—' — A full training program Is , , "' ThC dell>y workKl on over-wrought tempers and ^ had some trouble that all walnut nidge citizens want to forget. "The Blytheville citizens helped us forget It lust fall when the Bobcats went, lo Blytheville. They did everything that was nice nnrt never mentioned the rough treatment they received in Walnut Ridge "Frankly Speaking hopes that every man 'and woman, boy and "'-' a point to make the . . heville .yjsltors feel welcome They're good,folks and have another good football team." Zebras Out of 1'icture Although It may be difficult for lie Idea to penetrate at Pine Bluff, the Zebras having made a habit of winning state championships with incredible regularity over the rs elsewhere In the p.oal against California, and two 6 ct ll 'ose young men chasing after fumbles when Ihe Los Angeles " lc ball, it's n difficult jlrlek'b the ' club 'was about lo boot the ball sometimes, fol . Morrison nnd Archie NIsbct and ivffls to match. Teams loday can't wait as thc old dins but occasionally -do . !>clcy low Larce Russ Stein-called plays lniulei flt while pertaining in the 11 line for """'"*' ""• the imbi. lien Washington ami Jcffcncn irray of 1921. George Barclay, excellent North Carolina .guard of two years ago, and Wet- eel, Southern Methodist forward of list hciison, called plays. In nn opinion, the old-lime quarterback who handled the ball from center on every piny and coukl stand there and calmly look things over tod a better chance weaknesses and openings .than (he modem quarter, who • cilhsr .carries thc pigskin or blccks on every play, or thc modern lineman calling signals, who Is handicapped to an even greater extent. , But of course that was before Ifl^ huddle. I wouldn't attempt lo of the 10 coached _ ..-- ... .„„. Point In 1915-10, had us huddle at times .when we played Navy in a large stadium and couldn't hear the Signals for the cheering. The huddle is pretty popular now, because it saves the boys the necessity of learning a signal .system; Learning n signal system which., could not be deciphered was, just one more requircmcn .that took lots of lime. I'irys Easier to Call From Sidelines or After Game The old style tad an advantage in that a learn driven by a quar- lerback with a strong, compelling voice had lots of pickup and drive. Rockne always seemed lo be able *....- IH.IIILI niuju DC wen pro- 10 discover or develop one of 'this tcctcd by llic line and backs. How type. Incidentally, many learns 'often have you seen a punt block- using the Noire Dame style of of- - ferse. still call signals. Andy Smith, who led 'California in B " tendency to fumble. There :o the pigskin heights in five con- . k something very nerve-wrackinii sceutivc unbeaten campaigns and abo "L wailing for n high one to Iliercby festered the great public <Iro )'' "" the lime hearing |h e ii:tcre::t and competitive rivalry lll "<l' of feet coming closer and which has since existed on the closcr ' n »<l realizing thai you nrc Pacific coast, had tiie same idea. Going to he hit quite Imrd pronto H was .n mighty plan in the llllis frequently results In the re' time of Hniighton and Smith. lceivcl ' signaling f or n fair catch Haughton hnd superlative Crimson wlllcl ' means no nm-bucK but kickers and arrays that could wait wllm llc "'es crack he soiucllmcs patiently for llic breaks and ovcl 'l°oks this precaution In which fash In on them when they came cvcn tllc ball Is likely to be fmn- Smlth had remarkable kickers in blc(1 " Ild " eamc takes on n new name the earliest . : huddle. • -.-. Maj. Charley Daly, win ; : 'when I. played at. West , , --_ u ..., , but a good one 'if a a ' perfect set-up for the *'ckor can do It. : : E' lone touchdown. | Then, too, (here Is the Idea of Percy Uatighlon of Harvard kicking particularly high ones to imous , Ihe expression, "'e safety man who suffers from : Kiek and wait for the bVeaks."' lllc unenviable reputation of hav- i'SptlCl. Finally u, ore ls lnc nml aw _ long ..'" , klck |»S l.i-lck of them all— "'cck, with emphasis on line nnd pass defense as well'ai ing up their own scorin» bee 6 the stale"titie V nfcliir^" Tl ">t '« »<> 0 defeat at the lands r ,i~^. ,„..,.._ '"e'liancs , Wf l'- e . durl »" aled from the stale"titi wenix>ns. ' i_l "-'".' l!iS !CCOIX ! books and can't be erased ,-. . •' i! '") As \ Ihc'only way ihpV.Zc- 1 Cag, Practice Under way -^^ . .At SteeVJiigh School one game, and tie -STEELB. . Mo.— Basketball . . o.— aseall uric- • ' j> V. ' tice began th, past week 1 S ed» • Sinf *„ " f • ™' S F ° r Hoile High school In both 1 girls an-1 bovs -' S r °" sills 31 to G icams.- Interesr ap 8 rx>ai Vre^e? than heretofore and' the numher going out for prac't « ^ is amer Un ' « ' , ," ? ever bcfbr - - '* rC<J - 1?cn - l '' l ever bcfbrc. There -nro about girls „„„ c^anchabout " Customarily' the'flrst game home 31 to G vlc ' o' e hlll '«lo. umleleated Scrappers Friday night ' , ," ? °'«-Hopc 'eleven have Ul ? dri " ns for lllc " ^ ?^^™^- ' ° vcs victory .blasted away the be with' Dec. 4t.h, and at Ihls e it Is prob climlnalcd and Hoi a scoreless tie witl- .v.,,,,,,, ,,, lmv cm,,, W(1U ns , ,,„ MCKing mck oi tliem all— i ,,w« ,.,', ",i" ~'i""T' ;""-."• 13 '"""-1 springs holds a scorelois tlr- "«.in, •' lh= old Harvard ami Califor- J<""'»B '«n out of bound, pre- V! v^ar , nn ^ ' flllee "- of i LUtle Rock TI,^ only "tber nn , Lr^ C ". m !- 5 , rtid ' '!.^™'- Com,,e- !'^.'>'J.» »>ffln corner." 'There ^ J ^' ^ZSS jJ^^Tr ;] ? r ^" '" Ulc ^ Se e", nsorcd hv Iho ,]„- does ,,. t t lcams ^^ ^ northeast' district," the Star con- >a innciniie.s did, however. Connie- u '' nul >' "' a "coffin corner" There l«i , cro ™ ea - This con- i Ion Is too keen. Teams of today '* '"> «'ay of running back a tall erenf ?„' SJ10 '^ rea *>* lh " <»'like In rnrr«- n-. n i«ii ^..,i i. Lint, line om,« ^... _7 .... . u * 1 " erent classes of hie h sc mnl nc,._ •• • «-""iin ui tvnilt J <r •*• •»•«*!til ig UlltK t\ l>il] I like to carry thc ball, and throw tllat ll(VS »one out of bounds nnrl t for long gains. Hie receiving team is i tl „' ba rJat,urally. when they are held. '"I 10 »'''«> H .goes out on the or the set-up U right for a sud- clllc1 ' side of (he nve-yard stripe drn siirpi-Lvc punt, they kick, and A I'ci'fcctcd kicking 6 ame Is of Klfl- nr Iil,,\, „ ...i f . i. Ilia F i»-l.. 1 ^ .1 > „ ° *** " l . • I t vm.j ji>vi\. iltlVI • - - ; •• "'vo kick as high and far as they can »">lerlnl advantage for "many rei t is thc easiest way yet devised Eolls - not ">c least of which 'LI fcr moving the ball toward the thllt , il «»»«•« three chances m ppcncnfs goal line. running with or passing the'ball ' ' • \ for B»ins. If the kicking K ame Ls Thcie Is- Considerable (o Well- lu ™ 'oo reliable, the averace ExtnilM Kickine (iamc sl s»nl caller is likely to call for There Is considerable to a well- n " ltnt °» third down, excculecl kicking game. The cen- Tl'al's sound, enough defensive ier must pass perfectly. He mav Slr( >le8y. uerhnps, but It's a lit hurry or bobble n short pa« on a llc lco conservative. A team cnn ™ lni "S Play, and still get away J 101 B et very far on only two 'at- 11 I « / " tC reccivl »8 back Is cmpts'lit rumilng or passing to alert. But a poor pass from center thc KCT>CS of downs generally spells ruination in id vance of a punt. is why coaches pay so much intention [ 0 kicking, ir a I •• iv niiAJlLg, i[ n The punter miut be well pro- i. '" lms co I 101 ' cent of Ihe game In Ihe comparative calmness of the bench or stands, or on Sunday after the E ame, it Is much cayer lo call plays than in the teat of battle. I remember one play when I was coaching at Louisiana Stale in 1933 that caused more discussion than nil the ethers put together. We were playing Centenary The statistics were all our way, yet Centenary had a senior team and vre found their defense very rug cd nncl the whole course of a game changed just because some back .T.ent? lineman failed lo check, or some nilucd his blocking asslgn- The kicker must have poL?e. He must keep cool and collected un- rcrat •' der nrc. He knows that opponents' —„ _L_!I!! game hand, It has contvol-unlcss thc '' nrllllmcllc . ,.,.„, "re rushing In on him. but .. v must not let that disturb him. It is his job to keep his eye on Ihe ball and get It out of there With an entire line charging in thc kicker who hesitates Is lost' The punter must get rid of Vale Fathers Loyal NEW HAVEN, conn. (UP)_F 0 1- lowlng thc footsteps of their fathers, 2W sons of Yale graduates were cnlered this year In the unl- class. : --.*.....*. ,iij iuy- * "V- lnuntl IIIU^L yut Till Ol tllO Bed Imlde their 15-yard, line. The ta ll n«!ckly. with as little waste SCOre Was 0 tO [) U-hnn In i\, n mntirtn -*c ic l,n,,,n,,I.. . :n. motion as is humanly possible. There Is not much use in hoot- ary massed. Forward pass? U was only score was 0 to 0 when, in uii,- last two minutes of play, we were on their two-yard lin on fourlh down, with the ball squarely in the middle of the field. We had a good field goal kicker and, mechanically, the field goal is Ihe simplest play there is We tried and missed. What should Bill Lobdell, our quarterback, have called? Some ™ , n operation in snt EBltl sweep, but centenary had. anxious history of success All-America end on one wing and personnel another almost as good on the ;TO; further convince stop Punch the line? We had found thai hard to do with the second- 12 yards to the end line, which made it difficult to deploy and scatter Ihe dcfeaslve backs. I still say our quarterback called the right play. It simply failed m operation, in spite of pre- —, ^i\.:|JlK'5 OI Lobdells good judgment, he later married one of our Oklahoma co- cns. Martin-Senour PAINT SALE OFF To lo close make purchased Hue. ' out present slnck room for newly Shouse-Hemy Hardware Co. Phono 35 mnl classes of high school" usii- lly causes more interest than any ther school event the entire tlnucs. Nrarth, Ware-Robbins w^^ »™i^f ,!*» "" i)ressl011 ueen last year will have nn i I' 01 '" nnd a tlc gnuie on Its .or.ant larfm Ihe "otin g "o f r ^o 0 'e ^ T'"! 1 ' ™ m ' mmv he queen this .season ,„ , P m h "* n1renil >' E°"e to work he queen this season. Bonus Exemption Claimrd ST. CLAIRSVlLLE, O. (UP)-In he belief an automobile bought vlth bonus money cannot be at- achcd, Walter West has filed ult to restrain sale of the nia- hlne lo satisfy a judgment. Wrecker Service G:« ' Ol'KN. ALL NIGHT I'HII.LIPS SERVICE CENTER Phones 777 -• 810 to bill the Hopj-Hot Springs Ihanksjiving Day game as carry ng the state championship., Un leSs we are HrfnrB Yon Bny Aiiy Onttioii-d - Sc« MM NEPTUNE, ;. ^ n. P. . Single CyL (Oilier Sizes to 16 H. P.) HUBBARD TIRE & BATTERY CO. Bear Down, You Cougars No., 'tisn't Simon Legrce doesn't have a whip. It's Ccach Babe Hollingtery, Washington State mentor, who is shown in this musual angle shot directing his hard-hitting Cougars from a plat: . form'-'on (he field. .ies, based on their records so far. mid likely each team has a game ir two to play before Thanksgiving. :Over here in, Blytheville our Chicks have, won 24 straight games. !ut we,.still watch 'em with our fingers crossed.. We believe in them mighty strong hut we're-little feai;- ul of this premature champion- hip ballyhoo. Sometimes it ex- ilodes right In your face, ch Pine Bluff? . '; ' Thanks, Sir. Wiley . Personal to Mr. Eugene Wiley of he Pine Bluff Commercial: -. .'Thanks for' your letter. I will 'eel honored by, the nomination. 3est'wishes. 1 X ^ : ' •'• Old Nails Collcclrd MARYVILLE. Cnl. (UP)—As the result of finding an old-time flinch square cut nail, no longer seen since wire nails have come into. use. County Clerk Albert h. Brcwn has started a collection of nails : for historical purposes. He, IIEIS cue from one of thc early j Clash in Feature .(Vlalch On Grappling Program; Masked One Carded By J. i'. FKIE'ND Two ' wrestling favorites, two of Ihe toughest and roughest'in Ihe gain;., head lh<? wrestling card tonight at the American l,i\t\on Hut arena on North Second street Roy Welch, the Canadian Will- cat, faces Lon chaney, the "H?art- let.s Hooslsr" In a'ninety nihinte tims limit match that is expected to reach siganllc- propoitinns in roughness, and.excitimenl for t!i e fans. Because of his in!mifabl» slyle Welch has a hi-gA. following wlio flock to see.him perform. Decidedly nn exponent of the modern style at grappling, Welch. ln. s ()«.•>« ratjc-r lame but has displayed a k-rn knowledge of ihe Oner points He has t?en able to win, and rath- v handily, chaney makes no bones about his mat gam? n ; s'arts In from ths owning gang' and usually docs about everything I humanly possible to do in order to weaksn his opponent. He k'eps j Ihe i-jfci'fo on his to; s thr?u«hoii|>-*|''. cerause ci bis ladies. Ha has'tak- \ en his last two matches, over Ol- ' sen an:l McEuin. and without ex- tcirling himself very much. Tlu "Masked Alarvcy." a gigantlc. an:i powerful hooded wrestler who mad-j such, a hit Ihrea weeks ago retiirns for another match with Bill McEuin. the chubby Laredo Texas youngster. There hnvc b-en f»w vrestlers to work here who can match the Marvel in sheer strength Kj tossed Olson around as If he Here a baby and took two slrai«ht [alls from the Swede, a rare feat | ndscd. The Texan, McEuin, had the misfortune to. be pitted against a bruiser in his initial match, and was not able to cope with the choking, biting, etc., until he was whipped down. He made a good showing, though, and may provide arnpl- opposition for the masked one It has the earmarks of belli" a sci°n- tific battle. The. show will get under way promptly at R p.m., with two boxing exhibitions. Blytheville youn"- sters will do the mitt slingiiv Mike Meroncj- will be Ihe third man in Slow Drivers Warned I DENVER (UP)—Terming slow/ drivers a menace. William Guth-l rer, manager ofv safely has or-! dered : policemen to "ticket" slow) motorists who tie up traffic, on' busy 'streets/ ; '' "" v> " xl DR. SALIfiA Eye. Ear, Nose & Throat GLASSES FITTED mncir VOICE Eoni NOW IN FULL SWING Important Notice CITY PAVING and SEWER TAXES All sewer and paving tuxes arc now due and payable at thc office of {he City Clerk in thc City Hull. Please pay taxc-.s without delay and save penalty and extra costs. RuthBlythe, City 1 Improvement Collector ' • ' TO LAST WEEK'S;WJNNIRS 5TJU HAVIA "CHANCE TO_WIN THIS WEIK. NOTHING TO BUY- HP P.UZZIES ro WORK. 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