The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1939 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1939
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EIGHT BT.irmjsvii.JjH/ '(XKKJ COTJTITER HEWS STILL 'TOP' STOLE Sugar Bowl Crowds Leap From 23,000 To 70,000 BV HARRY GRAVSON NEA' Service Sports Editor The annual New Year's Day Hose Bowl game ... between Southern California and Tennessee this trip , . . survived many obstacles to jecome football's top spectacle. While Bonm journeyed to Pasadena to take a 14-0-'shellacking from Washington State, Jan. 1, I91G, Pennsylvania lost an identical decision to Oregon the following year, and Harvard Inunched the post-war serle.s 'with a 7-G victory over Oregon, the Ivy League thereafter turned thumbs down on the coast proposition. The Western Conference decided :o end its season on the Saturday belorc Thanksgiving, after the phenomenal Brick • Midler <md Califor- ila smothered Ohio Slate, 28-0, In :921. Navy appeared on the scene to lie Washington in 1924, but soon both: sen 1 ice schools cited difficulties involving Academy rcgu- 'atlons which stood In the wny. Notre Dame's famous Four Horsemen reached the end of the :rain In repelling Ernie Nevcrs nncl Stanford, 27-10, in 1925, but the good padres about that time became more interested In the atom-smash- er than the line smasher. •' The Pacific Coast Conference accepted Washington and Jefferson as California's opponent. In 1322 only because It could land no other school., , .A similar condition existed in 11926, wfieri Alabama and the south jobtained Its big break nationally land the 'Crimson Tide shaded j Washington in a thriller, 20-18, to J demonstrate to the cockeyed world that the football played below the Masou-Dixon line compared very favorably with 'the ' best, ' ; ' •. . ; * • • SOUTH HAS BEEN LIFES AVER FOR TOURNAMENT OF ROSES Dixie has since been a life-saver for, the,.Tournament of Roses. Tennessee ; will- be the eighth southern team to appear, in the Rose Bowl In the last 14 years. And with football' material now evenly, distributed the football end of the Tournament of Roses is more firmly entrenched than ever. Southwest and Big Six teams also, are.available, so the Pasadena and other bow! games can get along .very well.y/ithpu(,. the 'ivy-clustered Institutions .of the Atlantic-seaboard and the more dignified of the middle, western schools. The Rose Bowl's only problem tn more recent years has been the distribution of tickets. Southern California, this season's host, hns been returning applications for days. Thousands stood to abreast in- line for blocks trying to get Ihelr hands on end zone tickets of which the allotted 15,000 were grabbed In an hour. Southern California and Tennessee will deploy before more than 90,000 persons. Receipts will be. fri •the neighborhood ; of $300,000 of flhich more than $100,000 will go (o each' seat of learning. : Ifs quite all right for Ivy -League institutions to be snooty, . but schools-like Southern California arid Tennessee can use another $100,000'for minor sports and intramural athletics. New Orleans Sugar Bowl show has growp in msmmoIJi fashion until Its' sixth renewal Is certain lo attract the largest crowd ever to see a football game In the Deep South. The first Sugar Howl game attracted 23,000. The flflli was played before 55,000. The sixth I . . . bringing out Tulane and i Texas A. and M. . . . will tax the 70,000 seating capacity of the Tu- Janc Stndiuin. The Dallas Cotton Bowl offered Texas A. ami M. and Tennessee $85,000 each, but wound up with Boston College and Clemson, nbo an oulstimdmg ntlractlon. The Miami Orange Bowl has Missouri and Georgia Tech, which isn't at all bad. Where many college authorities said (here wasn't room for one bowl game, New Orleans, Dallas and Miami have proved there is room for four. Today's Sport Parade By HENRY Md.EMORE LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23. (UP) — Today I finished winter house- clcanlne my wallet, and from under four road maps, 17 tickets ou T. M. Dorsett to win the last Kentucky Derby and n headache prescriptions', I found a timely tip for my friends in Tennessee. Knock on wood, Knoxvillc, knock on wood. For there in a dark distant corner, almost hidden by a Confederate two-dollar bill, I blundered upon the publicity booklet Issued by University of Southern California a year ago when the Trojans met Duke in the Rose Howl, Several days ago I told you ot Tennessee and liuw both Frank Thomns and Jock Sutherland heaped praise on the Vols, Somehow, as T re-read the fuels and figures contained In the publicity booklet,. I almost forgot the Vols. 1 began remembering about the Trojans and how they handle guests in the flower-banked stadium down in (lie canyon. ;' Knoxvilie, your team Is going Into n .strange land to face mi even stranger squad of football players, the New York Yankees of the Rose Bowl. Don't bear too strongly with tho' past season and don't become loo enthusiastic about the records. In the Bowl they'don't mean a thing. Because the Bowl is the one place oh earth where the wooden horse of Troy Is never wooden-headed. ". USD's boys have played Iri Pasa- denn five' times. They have been but-gnmedocc as tonally, out-t|iought perhaps, and out-gained' some times. But they've always tbeen considerate ( of their guests,; Knowing _the opposing players can't celebrate New Year's Eve, .trie Trojans, make their guests'.feel right at home by giving them', a headache on'New Year's-Day. Troy has never lost ti game in Uie Bowl. Thul fact alone is frightening, but once you've seen the'scores the Trojans, have ' \vbn' by, you begin thinking.of them as II Mr. Hydra with '11 duplicate versions of Boris KarloJT, for', substitutes. . If your blood/pressure is" Iti hand and your, heart action under control, take -a quick look. 1923—USC 14, Pcnn State 3, 1930—USC 47, Pitt H; 1932—USC •El, Tulane 12; 1933—USC 35, Pitt 0; and 1939—USC 7, Duke 3. Now those scores represent an average of 25 to 6 in five games. None of those eastern or southern teams were as bad as that. Particularly not Tulaiie nor the ID33 Pitt squad. .Tulane made IG first Third 'Old C<ir Derby' Will Be Held Tomorrow seiUc<l )>y Ihrce other' drivers Imt their UleiidUcs or vital statistics are unknown. Koscoo Colcman Iiiixorn, completes the list to da(c He will drive a 1831 Ford, owned by W. M. Johnson. Roy Nelson, city attorney, will act as .starter. Neil Reed, Roseoe Crnflon and C. B, Cook will serve as judges, witli Sam Mllligan, Clarence Holder and II, B. McCord the checkers. Starting time Is 2 p.m. Encouraged by attendance In the two previous ja loppy races, officials of the Dud Casou Post anticipate a capacity crowd. A record entry list, plus an attractive prize list litus quickened interest which promises to make this program the most sensational. In the event of rain the old car derby will be held on Sunday, Dec. 31, instead of tomorrow as planned, it was announced today. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 193.9 son. A newcomer named Buck Thompson from Evie, Pa., will test his strength against the Boston bull, 'Bulldog" Mallory and. Just for good measure (lie fans will .see Hoyd Byrd of Birmingham and Oklahoma Joe Welch trade Christmas socks. At least IS cars will start In the American Legion's third old Car Derby which will be held Sunday, December 24, at- Walker Park, Joseph N. Whltley, chairman of the entries committee : announced today. While Ihe deadline expired yesterday, chairman Whltley said he would accept late applications', and indicated that several other out- of-town sponsors will take advantage of (he decision. The 'program will consist or four races currying a total of $125 for the various winners. For the first Twelve Wrestlers On Card A special Christmas mat program at the legion arena Monday night will feature 12 performers In six fast bouUi. The star villain, [Charles Sinkey, takes on big Jack Dillon while Little flock's pride, •Red" Roberts, will swap licks with Gene Blakely o( Texas. '•Torchy" Smith who hails from Hawaii goes after Indian Benny [iolt in another bout- that promises to be a thriller, some fast action also likely between "Lofty" pa- ccr of Chicago and the veteran Norwegian grappler, "Stocky" Kncil- Dunaway Will Stay As Pine Bluff Coach PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 23.— Coach Allen Dunaway, producer of championship high school teams here for more -than u decade, today was signed to a new iuree- yrar contract at an undisclosed salary increase. J. Harvey Gillespie, chairman of the school Board's Athletic, Committee, announced that Dunaway, who had been offered the conclilm; post nt Hot Springs High School, signed his new Pine Bluff contract last night. Tlie Hot Springs offer waiTrc- portcd to have ranged between S3000 and $5000 a year. Indications here were that Pine Bluff met the terms in order to keep Dunawny, whose 1939 team will meet Baton Rouge at Baton Rouge Dec. 30 for (he "national high .school championship." Informed sources said Ihe new contract, probably would make Dunaway the highest 1 paid high school coach in Arkansas. Read Courier News want ads WE WILL BUY YOUR G6VERKMENT LOAN COTTON Georffe H. McFadden & Bra's. Agency I. 0. PATTON, Agent Grand Leader Building downs, enough for two ordinary ball games, against- seven for USC. Yet the Wnve lost, by nine points. In 1933 Troy led Pitt only 7-0 until the middle of the third period. Then came the parade. last year Duke was within a few seconds of completing an undefeated, untied and unscored on season when—wham.'—the Doyle, Nave lightning struck. The present Trojans are no different. They've been tied twice arrdlour or five' touchdowns have been.scored;against 'them tint that shouldn't mislead anyone., Last year, they were plastered 'l'o-7 by Alabama and 7-B by Washington. Yet look what happened to Duke in those final seconds. We know what Tennessee can do. .1 saw th« Vote pound Ala- ;THREE OTHER BOWLS LAND OUTSTANDING ATTRACTIONS • The Hose Bowl scale ol profits' ;has been increased in the lost few i>ears in fator of the participants, 'with the civic association In Pasa- .dena getting less and less as pro- '• >eeds rise beyond $100,000. ! This has been acceptable because jtlie bon-1 Is nearly paid for now, ;and not so much money Is needed ,to keep'the calendar going. The < Tournament of Roses will .take something like $65,000 from this season's game. _ From a modest beginning, the ATOBCE CASH , For 1938-1939 Government Loan Cotton See Louis Applebaum 107 So. 2nd. BlytheTillc, Ark. PHONE 107 L.D. 19 Season's Greetings May we extend our hearlicsl wishes for a Merry Christmas d a Prosperous New Year. BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP Louis: Applebaum bama.nnd I know what itlielr progress lias been' like since. They're two races, which will be for ten miles ench, the entry list will br divided equally with each division competing in a single event. The first four finishers in each automatically qunltfy for the feature event of 25 miles and which cnr- rtes a purse of $72.50. Two other entries will be determined .from n 5-mile consolnlion race among those failing to place in the first ami second races, making ten in all. Eleven From liljrthcvillc Blytheville furnishes all but five cars anc! drivers. Heading the iocnt list Is Lee Stickler, winner of the second derby, anil almost certnli! lo lie nt least a co-favorite. He will drive n 1928 Model A Ford, owned by Miss Vita Jo Powers. However. It is not the car thai he drove to victory three weeks ago. Bed Davis, who copped third place in the first event and crashed through the ; rail In tiie second, will drive the Model A Ford which flashed across the finish line with Stickler behind ttie wheel on Thanksgiving Day. Other sponsors, the drivers and makes of entries include: Hubbard Hardware 1929 Jordan driven by "-Robert "Red" Baxter, former chicka'sa^v star end who finished in the money twice; Walter Moore, 1G30 Dqd'g'6', driven by Mrs. Walter Moore; 'D(i singer and Martin, 1925 Maxwell! driven by George Disingcr; Ed Anderson, 1929 Hudson, driven by Ed Anderson; R. C. "Red" Williams. flrestonc STANDARD TIRES 1928 Ford; Walter Moore, 1D3'1 Chrysler, driven by Bud Nally'l powerful, quick, smart, versatile Buddy Anderson, 1923 Ford, driven and deep. But so ; wns Tulane in by Otto Scrape; W. B. Nally, 1931 1032 and so was; Pitt twice. And,' Chrysler, driven by clarence Cum- 'or' defense,- a defense which bc- ;rudgod ,every Inch every minute, have to go far to top the Dukes of last '-season. Maybe it's the iPasadena air, the smell of roses, or just a jinx, but. the Bowl does something to Troy. So knock on - wood, Knoxville, knock on wood. , And don't make the mistake of knocking the wooden horse. Splinters aven't good for the hands. mlngs. There is a possibility that "Red" Williams also will enter a 1929 Buick. Thompson to Compete Harold Thompson, Union City, Tcnn.. winner of first place In tlie llrst derby , and runner-up lo Stickler in the second, holds interest among the visiting drivers. H5 will again drive the 1927 Packard which made such a remarkable showing. Union City will bs repre- Nnw Located at 101 North Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU DON EDWARDS, Proprietor All Makes of Rebuilt Typewriters, Adding Macblnfi ftni Calculator*—Repairing—Puto—Kttboni PROPORTIONATELY LOW ATTOBflV'S LOW PRICES! tAc As Low! As Per Week On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. The 4 in 1 Whiskey | AGE FLAVOR QUALITY PRICE CLUB Straight Bourbon Whiskey •s. * i / WRESTLING 6 Special Matches—I 2 Men Charles Sinkey vs, Jack Dillon Gene Blakely Floyd Byrd Benny Bolt Lefty Pacer vs. Red Roberts vs. Joe Welch vs. Torchy Smith vs. Stocky Kneilson Bulldog Mallory vs. Buck Thompson American Legion Arena, Monday 8 p.m. For the 21st time we've said it! For 21 years Ihis firm has served the people of this section, and thus for the 21st-lime the employes and management of Hubbard's extend our sincercst greetings. We thank you for a generous amount of patronage this year and look forward (o again serving you in 19.JO. HUBBAED HARDWARE CO. HUBBARD TIRE & BATTERY CO. Phone 32 "Quality, Variety and Values"

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