The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1936 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 4, 1936
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PAGE SIX ' BLYTHEVFLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS r lUEIJBEEK of, 27 Contests; "0nce Clocked at 76 Per Hour „ , The Race to Nowhere '~i~. BY JIMMY DONA11UK 7 , NE1 Service Sports Writer 1 j NEW YORK, Dee 4— The squlr- i relly -whirl sport of ilx-day bIKo 1 rating, hmlng lost its grandest, ' n)£sl colorful campaigner in Kcg- » gia , McNsimnrn, Uio "Iron Man" probably y |!1 see his .successor ; crovined before the end of the , current season ' Whatever else jou choose to say I about the race to noahere, It is » as "colorful as a house -p» Into s J oSerbllA, that IE, it v\as until Mc- I JJamara retired last \car, at 49, t the-igrandest, most broken-up flg- ' in-rtlie sport has known in >ears , "who'll be the peddlci to suc- 1 ceed him and add that little sonie- I Ihlng in coloi that McNamaia lent to pull crov.ds into the sau- . cers In New York, Cleveland, Clil- f cago Montreal, and other cities \ on the circuit? It's our guess that f William (Torchy) Peden, the big , fooj from Vancouver, B C is tho * man. < • I' lnjF|,tH * ' He -isn't Jniman, he's a horw," J is the way J>*i\ Chapman, chief •» impresario of the merry go lound 1 sport put it the first time he saw - the sorrel- topped iltler And Its ^-P«den's very sire, cjupled with ti •J iionchalnnt poise on hit bit.c, that S gets 'em. ;. Great Crowd Plfaser «, Torchy has ridden in 27 six*< day bike victories in the last eight ^ seasons, already having passed McNamara in number of trl- _fUuiphs A diivtng madman In n Here's Pcden In the lend next to 235-ponnct frame In Ihc rail, .. a heated with nil hi sprint. T FRIDAY, DECEMBER ''4, 1930 Bcnlon and Van Sickle Make First Team; Robbins Makes Second Clash With Loi.ghoins at Little Rock Decides Southwest Race PAYETTEVIU-B, Ark., Dec. 4.— Football schedule makers of the jam, the lad can put on a press-1 Universities of Alkamas and Texas ure .of which only one of his 235 mu ° "allied a .car ago v.hen pounds Is capable While lie turns on the heat relentlessly, he Know. liow to ease off when sprints nre over, mid his grandstanding and 1 toothy smile have made him a * favorite Vvitli the crowd His elevation to the peak or = popularity has heen somewhat de* la>ed by the great riding of the *-^ German team, Oils .Klltiih and 1 Heinz Vopel, which won nine ., freight races until the French of Ignat and DIot recently nprev ailed In Chicago ' ^\However, Torchy has had the ,,jnlsfortune to be teamed nith a • t-<nucli weakei partnei, due to the r tendency of promoters to pair the '"Jjtrong with the weak to even up ' '**•-, field Vopel and Kllian never J »;*rill surpass the red-head in pop- aritv. r While they ride sensn- ^ r*33fl5allyi as 'a team, individually % -Utey'.are ^com'paratlvely dull us "pleasers.' °nly reason they nere nl- ;-to»ed to,' ride together this yeai "•tj-tjiat' they flatly deehnedito com- *SeTe In 'the Un!ted | _States unless .iESyv were "paired, ejid promoters, •••ealizing the value of their wln- "IJHlg.slieak a ' ' ne 8 a ^ e - ' et them ' their way >-Peden, paired with one of tho Germans, would be practically unbeatable The,big fellow a fc\\ years back underwent n speed t«t, lo convince skeptics that a ^biker could make between 15 and ,f£ miles an hour on his wheel '^Paced by an automobile, Torchy Was clocked at an average of 70 miles an hour o\er a measurec ' Ptenty of Stamina , ,Tlie fellow* is a horse for work In 1932 he Vion five races in nine (weeks, and when jou consider the x facl that a biker gels on an average of only 2J4 hours' sleep a day, •when In a grind, >ou realize what ' a _drain makeup .hey agreed on Dec. 5 as the dale and .Little Rock as the. place for the' annual Razorback-Longhorh scrap that the contest would decide the 1936 championship of llic Southwest conference. But that's what the biggest athletic and the final event of the Arkansas Centennial celebration, Is going lo be, the breaking or the making of Arkansas' chfmplonbliip aspirations foi 103C ^ Arkansas has licked Baylor, Rice, Texas Ai & M., and Southern Methodist this season losing to Texas Christian The T C. U tcani, hiennwhllc, has defeated Arkansas, Baj\or, Rice, and Texas, losing lo Texas A & M and tying with SMU This means that Arkansas can win tlie champion ship bj defeating, will share lion ors with T, O, U should there be & tie Satuidoy, and v,lll make the Christians champions Uy a loss lo Texas , The ball-tossing nazorbacks, 103G edition, find themselves in much the same spot as their predecessors ot '33 were on when tliej met the Texas Long-horns Pom seasons ago Arkansas needed only lo beat Texas, so the Porkeis thought, to win the cro\\n in the game at Austin, the Longhorns scored first, but the Razorbacks struck back with thiec touchdowns and t^o extra points lo win later conference fathers declared ' no it is on his physical Peden is one ot the highest sol- i -nrled performers in the sport which Is another proof of his popularity. Back in 1932, when preliminary arrangements were being made for a grind in C lei eland, PMen was found barnstorming in Berlin t ,-;:Boardmg ship, he set sail for <~f America, arranged for a plane to ^. meet him 500 miles out at sea -i flew back to New York, anc Chopped off for Cleveland He arrived there an how before the jrace started ( T Torchy has been developing his ( jojmger brother, Doug, "and recently rode witli him in the Chl- •cag£ grind The joungster, a star .ajjafeur biker in Canada for several .-years, and a member of the 'I Dominion's, Olympic basketbal ,5quad. Is coming on fast, and it .won't be long before they are riding regularly together 'Then It's look out, Kilhan and ,Vopel, Torchy declares championship for anjbody No\v the Razorbacks and the Longhorns are at It again, with a title for Arkansas at slak? In fourteen games between Arkansas and Texas unlveistl, teams since 1894, the Porkers have won only two victories while they have cropped 12 decisions to Texas Ar- :ansasv wins were In 1933 and in 1935 Texas ho,s scored 311 points against a total of 13 for Arkansas Nine limes tlie Razorbacks have gone scoreless, Texas never. Torchy Peden, flashing Ills famous smile, gels iciulv lo another slx-dav bike racc, fielder, who led the Northeast Arkansas League In four.departments last year, and Matthews said Me- Govvan may, lie sold. Blytheville To Play Jonesboro On Nov. 19 Four of 1936 Pilots Are Given Outright Release CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Dec. 4 —A communication from wid C. Matthews,' secretarj- of the Ca- ruthersvUle Baseball Association who is now at the International Minor League convention at Mon- , trcal, Canada, stated that he has unconditionally released lour of JONESBORO, Ark.. Dsc. 4.— Coach Lowell Manning of the Jonesboi'o .Golden Hurricane announced today that ' a definite agreement'had been readied for Blytheville and Jonesboro fooluall ,e.>ms lo meet here on Nov 19 in 1937 The tvvo teams met much carlie IhLt year, when Blyfhcvlltc won-13 to 0 at Blyllievllld. Other definite dates on the Hurricane schedule announced are Hot Springs, here, Sept.. 24 and Forrest City, here, Oct. 29. Read Courier News Want Ads Ily KOWillT WEAR United 1'rrss Stair Correspondent DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 4. (UP) — Out of n badly scrambled Southwest conference football season the United Press herewith submits IU. selections for all-conference and second siring teams. ; The University of Arkansas, Wildi slaiyls In n favorable position to defeat Texas tomorrow for the j{(iv,orbacks' first conference till?, nonpareil to rate two positions on the first tsam—Jnmes Bcnton at.left'end and'Cliff Van Slckl* at right tackle. •'...' In fact, If Texas Christian' liail- n'l. had All-American Sammy Baugh In Hint first string as quarterback, Arkansas probably would IKIVO been nllolted a third maii— .Inrk Robblns. As passers, punters runners and field generals, these tv.'o have stood-out In the results achieved this .season by their loams Texas A. & M., which has paled from Its early season strength, was given first string places for Roy Young, left tackle, and Joe .Routt, left guard, with Owen parry of Baylor aim. Wllbfrt Harrison "of Texas Christian as close second for those positions, respectively!..; ; -' Two Baylor men also were chosen for first siring positions—Johnny Reynolds for center and Lloyd Russell, the 'crooning wlngbtick, for left half, Charley Beware was a serious rival of Reynolds mid Dick Wllck. also,of A. & M,.'of Russell. Besides Baiigh, Texas Christian's Walter Roach ranked in the first firing- as ri»ht end. with''Johnny Morrow of the Aggies runnerup not to he overlooked. Roach was ILst- cd as a third tcnm choice in the United Press'All-American poll this season. . Pnsclml scottlno of ' Southern Methodist was assigned first 'rank as right guard, with Percy Sanders of Arkansas as second choice. Consistency of play during the season 'thus far appeared to rate Buck Friedman of Rice ahead of Dick Todd of A. & M. for right half, although Todd displayed "a brilliance early In the season which aroused false hopes of .what h'<- might, do. , . Hugh 'wolf, Texas tailback, ap- >ared to deserve first string honors vith Bob Fin Icy; of Southern Methodist as a close second. ' Billy PEIVOII,-sophomore at Sou- lana Mcthoillst', nppaa'red to rate left end position on the second team, and Drew Ellis of Texas Christian, right tnckfe -.'•:'. ...' '. Thou selections were from a polj. at sports editors and coaches and represent ,a' consensus. •'• Naturally the pet favorite of this or that sports \vltcr or coach may have been; omitted when he failed to receive sufficient votes. First Team L..E.— James Benton,.Arkansas L.T.— : Roy Youiig, Texas A. & M L..G.—Joe.Roult,.Texas A. & M C. —John D. Reynolds/Baylor R.G.—Paschal Scottlno, SMU R.T.—Cliff Vfin Sickle, Arkansas R.E.—Walter Roach, TOU Q.B.—Sammy Btingh, TCU L : H.—Lloyd Russell. Baylor. RH.—Buck Friedman, Rice .F.B.—Hugh 'Wolfe .Texas Second Team L.E.—Billy Dewell, SMU UT.—Owen' parry, Baylor ' L.G.—Wilbert Harrison, TCU C. —Charley Deware, Texas R.G.—Percy Sanders, Arkansas R.T.—Drew Ellis, TCU . R-E.—John Morrow, Texas A. & M. 'Q.B.—Jack Robbiiis, Arkansas L.H.—Richard Vltek, Texas A&M R.H.—Dick Todd, Texas F.B.—Bob Fillies-, SMU. Pitt Will Battfeln Rose Bowl PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 4.—The University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh will meet Jn tny Hose Howl football classic here on New Year's Day, It was announced ycslcrday. The Invitation was extended to the panthers by the University of Washington, designated us the West coast representative, and promptly acccpteo. The Panthers have been beaten once and tied once this season. • Local Scliool Will Representative at Little Rock Meeting Riyttievlllc high school will have n rrjiirceiilnUve fit the meeting al Little Hock tomorrow for discussion ot the ]X>ssible forming of a conference composed of thirteen of the larger schools in the state. It was Indicated todny. Coach Mcrving E. Perry of Hot Springs proposed the and Invited representatives of schools to pnrllclpntc in tile dis- ciissloii. Schools invited nre: Little Rock, North IJtlle Rock, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Hot Springs. El Dorado, Cnnulen, Hop?. Blythevills, Jonesuoro. TUisselli'Hlc, clarksville and Fordycu. "If we can form n conference of the larger high schools or the state we could determine the championship by percentage methods similar lo that used by the Southwest conference," perry was reported as saying lit press dispatches. H is known that Jonesboro has accepted the' invitation to participate in the discussion and win have one or more representatives on hand tomorrow. Drs,.Wert & Wert OPTOMETRISTS Over Joe Isaacs' Store ••WE MAKE 'EM SEE" Phone 540 MEM COULDN'T LftUGH ST.. US WOMEN-DRIVERS If WE ALL USED PHILLIPS 66 POLY CMS. I-KNOW1.-BECRUSE I USED TO HAVE TROUBLE StflRTIMG! 1 USED TO STftLL IN TRAFFIC HMD TO SHIFT GEARS ft LOT. BUT PHILLIPS 6G CHANGED RLL THAT-OVERNIGHTI AND BESIDES, IT ACTUALLY SAVES ME MONEY, NEW • ON TOE Am • Phillips Poly Follies • Tune in ywir CBS station, every Tuesday, 9:30 P.M. IC.S.TJ Strange But True Build That Home Now It'you take advantage ot the ion^ lime F. II.-A. Loan vrilh its low interest rates .you need not have large, amount of cash (about 20ft) ...Collie in and discuss the details wllh us. We'll furnish the house plans and all ot the materials. '.' EAST'ARKANSAS BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. RED • NO ION© last year's Pilots. They are Don Dennis, third ., rase; m Amelung, first base; Bob 5™ y '- tlghl han't"! twlrler, and Willie speer, southpaw WHr, sa!d ma for the services again here nest sear of Russell "Ruslj • Lewis, PI•tots star righthander, who is lo be farmed out by the Houston Texas club which bought Lewis at the close of the 193G season An offer has been made for Johnny McOowan, Pilots' center last Quarter Rally ^~ . Wins for Manila Five \" MANILA, Ark—Th£ Manila higl -;| v EChool Lions,won ihelr second -p game of the season Wednesday night In the local gymnasium 1 v when they trounced Lake City • high, school by, the close margin of 28 to ao The visitors led until! 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