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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 29, 1939
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SIX Blythevilie Blocking Back Honored By Coach Of Arkansas nV 3. F. FIIIKNIV Blythevllle will furnish the captain and'possibly six sinners In the prep "dream • game" between Arkansas niul Tennessee Sunday afternon at Crump stadium in Memphis. Coach Harry Melire yesterday nominated "Long John" Paulk, Chick blocking back, to act as captain following the second dav's work at (lie Bluff City FMIrgrounds. "Paulk is a splendid leader", saiil Melire, "and I feel he Is more qualified for the job than any oiliev member of my squad." The Ole Miss mentor wlio is directing activities for the Arkansas seniors, along with his regular as- sislanls. Edwin "Goal" Hale and Weems Baskin, alia named Ills tentative starting lineup to face Coacli Ed Kubale's Tennessecans. Captain Paulk will be at quarterback; Lylc Buckley, Stuttgart,, loft halfback; Hugh "Tex" Harbcrl, Blythevilie, right halfback; Tommy Kurani, Stiulaco Academy. In the line Danny Wnrrlngton, Blythevillc, and Billy Mnack, Lll- Uc Rock, will hold down the ends; Alvln "Man Mountain" Justice, niytheville, and Arthur Hayes, North Little Rock, tackles; Pete Black, Paragould, and Raymond Hiekei^laff, Biylheville, guards, and "Wild Bill" Godwin, center. Causes Surprise While the selection of Paulk. created a mild surprise here, especially in vjew of the fact, that War- ringten and Godwin, who acted as leaders for the tribe, and Maack, captain of the Little Rock Tigers, were on hand. But (lie choice appears a good one. The tall, good nalured youth was one of (lie most popular and hardest working members of the Chicks. Among the first on the field every afternoon for practice, he usually lingered behind to kick or pass after the coaches had sent (lie others to the showers. Despite the fact thai, he was shifted back and forth from line to backfleld, the 198-pounder never showed any signs of dissatisfaction. Instead, he gave the impression that as long as lie was Remitted to be in there it didn't matter where he played. John first "showed his true cooperative spirit three years ago. Having transferred from Turrel! where lie was fullback oii the six- man team, he Was'riot play his first .year. But he missed but few r practices and worked as hard as If lie were a. regular. He was assigned to a tackle berth and while the position was new to .him, he tackled the job, with vim and worked hard lo 'master It. .Just when he was beginning to show definite signs of being nblo •to lake.;over a regular post a greater need developed for a blocking back. So Head Conch Joe Dildy told him the Job-was'his. as long as he could hold it. He kept it all year and improved with every game. Varied Career In pre-season training this year Paulk was again listed as a tackle, j competing with U 0. Johnson for Die left berth. Gene Hood was counted on for the blocking back, but Jclm alternated with him in the'drills. Johnson and Hood started off so well that the conches began looking around for a place to put Paulk, considered far too valuable to ride the bench. A weakness '•shewed up at the guards to there lie went, along with Travis Bennett. The shift completely transformed the Chick forward wall. So formidable was it in fact, that the hard hitting Liltle Rock fullback, Carter, was able to gain but eight yards in six tries. And no little credit was given to the new gunrtis. But the change was not for long. For shortly afterwards Hcod developed a series of boils. Paulk again proved his versatility by plugging the gap. He continued, there until the last two games when he was pressed back into the line at right guard, Instead of left. A Banks to Bank On BOCTOIpECE McFadclen Is Seen As'Too Much For Boston College 11V JKUIIV BKONDF1KI.D N'KA .Srrvlec Spoils Writer U'.s a venturesome spirit who will iianii! the Cotton Bowl winner — quick, just like Ihnl—without giving the matter some really serious Today's Sport Parade «>• lIENItV McMiMORE consideration. I've changed times since my mind three sitting down to begin Hunks MrFuiliU'n . . . ClenuonVi man of nil work. Flics High for Eagles this piece, before Dually deciding I like Clemson to edge Boston College in Dallas' New Year's Day gridiron party. fJ umber one reason for mv choice isn't because I regard the South Carolinians as the sounder footbiill team, but because - In Bunks McFiulden they will have the best football player on (lie Held. And with little to choose from iu i the way of comparative strength, 1 ' think the difference lies in Bonnie Banks, the lanky trl-tlirenter who is Clemson's first Ail-America. The Bostons played n slightly tougher schedule, but not much. The oncc-defculcd Eagles beat Lebanon Valley. St. Josephs, Temple, and St. Ansehn in early season games and wound uj> strong by whipping Auburn! Detroit. Boston University, Kansas State, and a good Holy Cross outfit. Their lone setback came In their third game, which they dropped to Florida in a 7-0 upset. • * • LEAHY CLICKS IN FIKST YKAIl AT CHESTNUT HILL Clemson defeated Presbyterian, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Navy, George Washington, Wake Forest, Southwestern, and . . clslon at that-is far removed from a debacle. , Prank Ideally, who learned football all under the late Mai Frank •"": vkMn « coaches naugh. did a swell job in his' bookl "» agent -' i l ° s ' 8 vear at Ch^tiinh HIM nil movc uack and for first year at Chestnut Hill. Gil .. ' kicking, and that in the near future visiting coaches will send out "?n up stars to IIISL yvjti at i;ne.sinuE tim (jit "' ~ —" '--til from goal Doblc left him plenty of good ma- ' 1)0sls ' crentm S inspiration, terinl, but not every coach can iu- f *t °" c . who has nlwa l' s fclt tllat stall a new system so • successfully i f ° oLbil , !1 'f " same, even wlicn in a single season. In Leahy's ca.w' S" 5 '*" lllull ;r the pressure of Hose • - Dnnij Bowl conditions, and that Hie ehansc fiT^ "..i^, so " n <^ the latter LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29. (UP) — If Tennessee wins the Rose Bowl game against Southern California next Monday entire credit not be given to Coach Hob Ncyland and Ills assistants, nor to ihe team's love for alma mater back in the Smoky Mountains of Knoxvillc. Assists, and very . generous ones, loo, must be given (o Ana Sheridan's "oomph," Mryna lay's perl and freckled nose, Jean Arthur's natural prcltincss. and Brenda Joyce's cult'ness. These. Hollywood stars, and (juite a few others, nrc going to provide much inspiration for thc players on thc Tennessee team. During a party at thc ranch of Director Clarence Brown, and hilcr at n dinner Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Stierd gave Hie team nt Edgar Bergen's hoiise, I heard a lot from Hit boys on the subject of their favorite movie stars. Sam Bartholomew, the blocking hack/ was musing as to whether Prlscilla litinc would be at the Hose Bowl game'. "If I thought Priscllltt would be back of the Southern Calllornla goal posts," he said, "I'd make 'em let me take that ball for once and I'd get n touchdown just lo get that much closer to where she was silting." EU Molinski. thc All-American guard ivlio leads IW Off FOR Tulanc's Veterans Due Back; Missouri Ready 1'or Tech's [Engineers Ky United Press MONTGOMKHY, Ala., Dec 29 (Of 1 *—Both thc Northern and Southern !ootl>all squads taper off today with light practice for Iheir charity football classic Saturday. Jimmy FVmtham of Georgia worked out nt Hie fullback spot for the Southern squad after a knee injury benched Paul slm. Virginia Military Institute star. Tulanc Vets Ucturn NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 29. <UI>) — First string tackle Millnrd White and right w»l rialpli Wcnzel were expected back in uniform for Tu- Innc today, 'nicy liacl left practice to attend funerals of relatives. Coach Lowell Diui'so;i .stressed punting, protecting Ihe kicker on the offensive and rushing the punter on (ho defensive as his squads practiced in cold nralher. The PAYOFF FRIDAY, DECEMBFR. 59, 193! Coming Champ the Tennessee Interference, hopc>. tliat if Myrna Loy is on tiie right side of the stadium that the Tennessee quarterback will ,see to it that most of their plays go that way. He confesses to having written her letters and to having pictures of her on his dormitory wall. Johnny Butler, the sophomore halfback wants to make yards, and nil In the general direction of Ann Rutherford. The only trouble he might possibly have Is that he might do a Roy Eiegels and run ,n>n<: i. ulralj ouiKiiwesiem ami " le wro " B wny wlth thc V al1 I( Fin-man: The one loss the Tigers I, adl Nc J' Ial «' Is wise he will have Kiilfcred was a 7-0 edging' by Tti-1 ,\ hc liro " er movlc stars sUtm S m lane. And dropping a decision lo i P ra P cr !>'MCS at, all times. It the Green Wave—a one-point de- i mtty . ° '™ t Ulc (lcc °V s »''" become Boston Holds Workout „..„.„. DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 29. (UP) — great deal of The Boston College football team r ' worked out at SouthermMethoellsl University today. The Eagles arrived yesterday for Iheir Cotton Bowl game with ^lemsoii and, wearing their goltlcn football uniforms, rode through the .own on fire trucks in ncar- frccziiig weather. Aggies at Orleans COLLEGE STATION. Tex., Dec. 23. IUP)—The Texas Aggies arrive in New Orleans today for their Sugar Bowl game on New Year's Day. The Aggie squad left here yesterday and after a brief stop in New the Rose Bowl of football in as passing and . he uses a modified set-up mid makes Notre Dame necessary (o suit his material. BOSTON HAS BULGE !N RESERVE MATERIAL of II. I would like to go on record as saluting Major Neylnnd for tiie way he has handled the Tennessee .team on this trip. One of the severest taskmaster? back, Is staying home as a courtesy I sllch ,|f., trl '-•fmtnrn In l>in oni.fVin..,™*.. K,a I see 1'LUC Or Charley O'Rourke, a 155-poumlev, ; °, uc of tl)e severest taskmaster? Is a good bull carrier and a wJmlc I! 1 I" 5 , P rolcssto ". everyone believed of a passer lhat thc major would march., his Lou Montgomery, nifty negro' 10 y f ° 1 ' 1 ileri ? and hold tnem to 1 '•:" i such st.rl:t training that they would see little or nothing of thc social life of California. Much to everyone's .surprise and pleasure, Major Neylnnd has bscn thc most lenient of any visiting coach in years. The boys have been, beautifully cntcr- ttilnecl. and have stored up memories that are likely to last longer than that of the score on New Year's Day. Seemingly the team has appreciated the major's consideration of it. No visiting Rose Bowl squad I has ever behaved any better, or made i better Impression on California. No matter how gay the rcarty. the members of the team , gesture to the southerners, but Vito Ananls, top scorer in eastern major college circles, gives the Eagles plenty of threat. The team is big and strong up front and in Gene Goodreault has the outstanding end on thc Atlantic seaboard. Capt. Ernie Schwolzer is n whale of a guard. Reserves are good and deep and, hi fact, arc the big reason why an edge might be given Boston instead of Cleinson. Jess Neely, Clemson head man and a smart article, can't match Boston's depth, but he lias the brilliance. t • * NET PROFITS GO TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL {'our Changes To Be Proposed At Meeting On Jan. 2 LOS ANOELES, Calif., Dec. 29. (UP)—Pour football rule changes will be proposed to the National Football Rules committee in Its Pnhn Springs, Calif., meeting Jan. 2. Thc recommendations were made nt the first session of the American Football Coaches Association yesterday when 150 college and iiul- Collegiate Athletic Association. Larger Milk Production whcn Bennett wcnl AWOL/'u | vcrsity coaches "fiUed" mil Eeemed to make no difference, j nalrcs which listed n different -- ...- ~ u . U o<.-.ii.c,j-o-vo ».L^,I us*™ n aiiicrem lm Pvovemcnt In production of however, for he continued lo play proposals. The following four were „ ., ncco """8 lo P !l1 "'" lie pre- a sterllnpr brand of ball aimrnvnH hv ih» v,.i^, ^« m... i dieted. par of summer and early fall. j McPaddcllp „ greal bal) carr|er S«lSrdnv S , In ""?, nmi »» excellent pnsser, heads one foi S«im« v in n W w ,, ' of Dlxle ' s sharpcit atlacl:s - Shad joint sessions with Hie National Bryant is a devastating runner whom many consider even belter than All-America McE^ddcn when it comes to lugging the leather. TL in j- c • Ci> P t - Joc Payne Is one of the InrOUgn Dreeaing Seen best blockers In the business and ' Fullback Bru Trexler is the spln- ST. LOUIS (UP)—Dr. C. W. Tur- ner who adds hocus-pocus lo the Sophomore Joe Blnlock lias been little short of terrific as a pass- snatchlnj end. George Fritti has nltrncled rave notices In the line. Tiie game Is highly worth while from every viewpoint. Net pionts go to the Texas Children's Hospital. The battle Is a, depending on the breaks, but \vc haven't changed our mind a fourth time. We still pick Clemson. . lave kepi strictest training as regards food, drink and hours. Given an Inch they haven't tnken a mile. Railroad Feud on Again; Sand Piled on Tracks TOLEDO. O .(UP)—Dominic Ar clolino, 80, hns resumed stoppin •ailroad trains. Ardolino, who has contended for years (hat the session of the historic exchange ner, associate professor of dairy husbandry nt the University of Missouri, said here that within 10 ' cnrs rescnvcl1 wolll <' thc , brcc<ill1 S ° r make possl- a definite amount of determining the limiting will milk. "By factors in tiie endocrine make-up mid by nulling animals which will supplement each other's deficiencies we may be able lo obtain the "Seeing-Eye" Dog Goes With Bicycling Couple VICTORIA, B. C. (UP)-A "bicycle built for three" carried Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hopkins of Tacoma Wash., and their seeing-eyc" doj on a tour of Vancouver Island. Mrs. HopVins is sightless but she has psdalled her way through Pacific northwest scenic areas with her husband on many their tandem bicycle. trip.s on The third party'— Mitzi. thc rioi approved by Die rules committee: 11—To widen the distance between the uprights and lower the crossbar of ihe goal posls. (The committee refused to sanction moving the goal posts from the end zone stripe back to the goal line.i 2)-Aciopt ... cleats for football shoes. 3)—Provide physical examination for referees. i)—Reduce the penalty for a forward pass touching an ineligible player behind thc line of scrimmage. It was suggested that an smaller and sorter Hildiins rest "Kidnaped" DEVON, Pa. (OP)—Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jcanes' "little sailor boy" Schools Will Introduce Lectures on Records PHILADELPHIA ) — [nstriic- - --•-:-- ...... ....... — ~"> ) — [nstriic- constantly is being kidnaped but ' t| on will be given in Philadelphia they just place au advertisement schools next year by means of rein the lost and found columns. ! corded lectures, according to Alcx- Thc 'boy', a 200-pound cast-iron andcr J. Stoddard. school siipcr- • • - • hitching post, usually is carried away by neighborhood youths as a prank. Read Courier News want arts intcndent. The lectures will be on science, history, music. English, art and health, Dr. Stoddard said, and in some cases will replace lextbooks. —either rides • in a wicker basket trailer or guides his mistress through crowded thoroughfares or alonst unfamiliar country roads. "We think it's just about the best way to travel." said Mrs. Hop- >kins. "i ride on the rear seal and Carl docs the steerini;. n makes so •much difference to be able to get out on the open road and roll alone. We have lots of fun traveling this way." elating school be established offer- Heat waves approach gradually but depart abruptly, vrtlh a thun, •'• dcreto.-m; cold waves reverse Ihe - process—they come with a sudden slonn -and-depart gradually, CASH For 1938-1939 Government Loan Cotton See Louis Applebaum 101 So: 2nd. Blythevilie, Ark. PHONE 167 L.D. 18 WETENKAMP & C W. Ash St., niytheville Long Distance Wheeling & Lake Erie railroar right-of-way is on his property was arrested by railroad detectives on the charge of obstructing a railroad right-of-way. On several occasions he had constructed a fence to block passage, but on his latest attempt he put a sandpile. lopped with n flag on the tracks, police said. Orleans go to BHoxl, Miss, where they will stay until Monday. "As Christman Goes" MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 29, (UP)—. All-America Back Paul Christman will carry the Ornnge Bawl hopes of Missouri University against Georgia Tech New Year's Day. Chrlslmnu was successful with 48 per cent of his passes during ,he season but Ihe Tigers' ground ittaek was twice as potent. Their running plays have been good for 1.736 yards in nine games. Georgia Tech practiced kicking and passing, indicating a revival Monday of the old but effective Michigan "punt, pass ami prayer" technique. Vols Work Secretly PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 29. (UP>— Tennessee's Vols practiced secretly today for their Rose Bowl game with Southern California Monday. Although Bulst Warren worked out at tiie tailback spot in" place of George Cafego, Trainer Mickey O'Brien was confident the Vol star would be In shape for thc game. Conch Howard Jones drilled his Southern California squad on siiort passing plays. BY UAIUtY ORAYSON NBA Service Sports Kdilcr NEW YORK, Dec. 2Q.-Ur. Forrest Allen, famous coach, wonders how his Kansas basketball team is t'oini; to get any rebounds off backboards this season with no plavcrs taller than o feet a\i,. inches ' When Jimmy Howard, a '5-foot- 8-incii guard, trotted out on the North Carolina court the other night, scientists rushed out to examine him. He-re, they believed, was a prehistoric basketball player, for— A new edition of towering athletes practically has taken over the court gnmc. It Isn't a new race, or anything like Hint, u is a class of yom)g men which was somewhat neglected until recent winters. I" the past most young'men who slood higher than <j f<>et. 3 were dismissed by' coaches as freaks who were too clumsy and who couldn't • get around fast enough to keep warm. Di'lllinaslers had it in their heads lhat ail Ihe agility in the sport was confined lo the smaller fellows. But the physical advantages of thc lads of great altitude steadily made themselves felt until today the lop teams of the country make it plain that height Is might In basketball. The answer is simple. Thc taller the player the shorter distance he has lo shool J The player with tiie most elevation gets the rebound off the backboard. He has a distinct margin on the one-handed shots being stressed today. Naturally, height gives the nth- le having it a pull in jumping in le air for a free ball. It increases the effectiveness of assing generally.. * * » 1IX-FOOT EIGHT-INCH •LAYERS NOT UNCOMMON So it is that young men such as lig John Freiberger, 6-foot 8-inch irkansas center, are not uncom- icn sights.. Oregon lias a pair of centers, lenry Anderson and Archie Mar- hik. who come in at 6 feet 1. Bill Ogilvle, the California cenlcr, :nnds G feet 5. Jack Harvey, Colorado center, nd Banks McPaddch, Cleinson's \vo-sport All-America forward, re comparative "shorties" at 0 ;et 3. So Phog Allen of Kansas may enlly have a complaint when you im through the Big six and other outfits his combination must ackle. Although it formerly was iniLsiial to call C-footers midgets, he Jayhawks may appear just hat when they grasp thin, air vhilc trying to get their hands oh cbounds. Kansas is the only Big Six combination which does not have a ilayer standing 6-fcet-G or taller. * * * BASKETBALL REALLY 3ETS UP IN H'OJJLD Every other team in thc con- erence hns at least one giant pronting high in the ozone. Nebraska leads the Big Six pa- •ade of skyscrapers. At center or the Cornhuskers is C-foot 7- • 1 Seventy-one—for nine holes—at Ihp nfe of three-aml-a-half, Thai's the golfing achievement of, Bobby Dawson (above), son of the professional ftt tiake\voocl Country Club, Lafcewood, N. J. Leipzig Fair Announces Regular March Session LEIPZIG (UP)—The spring session of the Leipzig Fail' will be held on its regular schedule from ^fnrch 3-10, it is announced here. More than n score of countries arc expected to send exhibits. A new exhibition hall has been added to the 20 already in use, making available more than 4,000,000 square feet of exhibition space. The spring fair will be the 1083d which has been held without interruption lor 700 years. Road Repairs Delayed, So Mayor Buys Plane NELSONV1LLE, O. (UP) — WPA workmen have been trying to repair the road which leads from When a lizard dashes away from |,Ls farm to the office of Dr. C. G an enemy, he is quite likely to Dew. mayor of Nelsonville. leave his tail to distract the pur- pi v e times they had graded i suer's atlentlcn while he makes preparatory to paving and fivi Ills escape. By means of specially times rains had destroyed the grade tortned muscles and ligaments, the Mayor Dew, -provoked, bough amputation is bloodless and, almost a n airplane. Immediately, a new tail starts to form. Read Ccurier News "want ads. GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. $7 Phone 76 TT * \Ve make only a little whisky each year! We stick lo the old slow way oscd for 119 years itrtatBoinboB SprlnRs j . . and ttic result: o nighty fine drinking vttssky! •\cntucky Straight Bourbon Whisky Ilitfdiionn Distillery, nc,, Bgiitbon S-piitii;*. Nelson County, Ky. P.O. Unrthlnwn. Ky. inch Al Randall. Leonard Dunker stands G feet 5, Bob Therien 6 feet !5, and Don Fits and SW Held H feet 4. Missouri alternates two giants ut center . . . Elaine Curiencc, -^1 the football-playing end who'v'»! conies In at a sheer 0 feet 5, and G-foot 7-inch Haskell Tyson. Hugh . Ford is 6 leet C inches of forward for Oklahoma. Carol Schneider and Wilbur Reed are C feet 6 inch ' Dead-Eye Dicks with Iowa State and Kansas State, respectively. Yes. sir, the old peach basket gams is really gelling up in the world. Porcupines travel backwards when attacking. STANDARD TIRES •ROPORTIONATELY LOW// AT TODAY'S LOW PRICES! 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