The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1930 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 22, 1930
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U1GHT HI.YT1IKVJLI.K. (ARK.) COUKIER.NK1YS From the Timberlands of Arkansas innie Hamm and Mates •Quinnie Hamm and Mates ;/,:; Favored for Tille. ' Bjr SKA Hm-lcr V SPARKMAN, Ark., Jan. 22.—Na. tlohal A. A. U. Champions for 18:10 HSparkman Sparklers. ••/-There, ladies and gentlemen, ynu hav,e ben Introduced lo the "wonder girls" of basketball, an aggregation of. fair feminine lossErs that will, win the, national tournament . •t'-Wiciilta, : Kan., In March. An tborlty.for tliit statement comes from every son and daughter of ' Arkansas. ,-,' •'." •' •' -.'_ A-'vil!age of 980 farmers and liuii-- toermen .in (he central part 1 , of the state Is. privileged (p claim-thc girl . wonders. From "backwoodsy" middles' and .bloomers of grammar .school days Ihcy hnvc Jumped to Ihe last word In chic, abbievlate.1 trunks and Jerseys and (o national -prominence through remarkable deeds on the basketball court. All-America Rating Queen of the Sparklers who have tet'thelr hearts on winning the na' tlonal championship Is Qulnulc ; Hamm, 20-year-old forward and acknowledged leader of the group. .' Quinnie, by the.way. has ull-Amsr- ica rating as a lorwnrd while her sister. Irene, and Cosle Kile and Marjorle Leonard likewise have received that honor at guard, center 'and fonvnvd respective'-;,'. Quinnie was introduced at the Wichitft event last year as . tho "greatest 'girl basketball player of ' all 'time." .Her performance entitles .her to-such recognition. 53 Goals in Game In one contest that her team won by n score of 164 to 0, ihe "Queen" looped 53 field goals and three additional foul tosses for total of 109 points. On another occasion she snared 01 points In two quarters. The largest score ever recorded by a single ]>erformcr in national tournament competition 16 field goals for 32 points, also went to Quinnie. A total of 1245 ". 1?6lnts In 29 games last year mode -her overage-a fraction under 43 ,- points per game. Through eight .. games -this season she accounted for an average of 42 points & contest. : 1 .' Dallas Their Ulnv Twice have the Sparklers entered national tournament competition 'but both times'they fell victim to Dallas, Tex., girls. They lost to the Dallas .Cyclones, '10 to 14, In the ... - seml-flnals of the 1928 Schepp's Aces of Dallas doused.tne Sparklers 21 to 24'last winter. And there, kind readers, are the only defeats in the lives of the "Queen" and ladles of her court. Aggressive, but not to the extent of illegal tactics, the girls "simply -..' adore" mixing' It, with .opponents. Seldom, however, Is one expelled . from'the court on personal foiils. J. R. North, general manager of ' a-Sparkman lumber company, "discovered" the girls and launched them on the roart to national prominence. Through his own ,activity in collegiate athletics, North readily recognized ability In the girls as they administered a decisive trimming to another girls' team on an outdoor court. He sought Hie coach. ! Mazle Brown, graduate 'of Henderson-Brown College, and suggested that the Sparklers be paraded against sterner competition. That was the beginning of a remarkable record of achievements In the feminine cage woiid. Since then they have outdoor courts 'WEDNESDAY. JANUARY Z2. :f>30" is la <h$ Ultyes nov. . . Willie Hoppe .li'as'challenged JoAn- ny Layton to V $5000 'thr'ee- ciishjpn matcJi. ,. ,. Walte Hoyt thtnlcis yoii'would have your old pitchers' •"battles' back again if you let the slabmen moisten the onion. . ." For real fighting, oc- cer.I* ahead of.any other sport, even hockey . . .even the officials. ,*)f• the clubs take a hand lu, the fr,ee-for-all riots staged at soccer gaines, . . Tls true tha'/.,StiriIsJaw Potkiewicz beat Paavo Nurmi; mil everybody teems, to be forgetting that It was a;handicap race ... In tljeir. second meeting, Nurml gave Stanislaw the uo-by. . . Kid Chocolate will get a crack at Jiat Batlalino in March, according to the plans of Matchmaker Tom McArdle. BRUSHING,UP.SPORTS .., ByJLaufer Presenting "The Queen and Ladles of Ihe Basketball Couvl," or several reasons why Spa'rkrmu);. Ark,. is on' I he map. Abovo nro Ihe' Sparknian Sparkler.'! high school girls, who fcrm one' of the' best basketball leanr, of the country. Left (below) Is the qitcc:i herself, Miss Qulrmlc Hamm, most' dazzling ft (he Sparklers. Lower right shows four of the flrls who r.-ue All-Ameiiean ranking: Left to right Irene Hamm Majorie Leonard, Cosle Fltc and. "Tlic Queen." ctmlppcd athletic , plant built by public .subscription. So well patronized were their gaines, however, thai construction costs have been refunded lo subscribers, \vhllo additional funds rave been'available for losg trips. Visits abroad have proved "pleasingly educational" to the girls wno, prior to 192C, never had been 'outside of Dallas county. Today they feel at ease In the country's most luxuriant hostelrles find can Ult Ihelv welt-powdered noses at the best of .service. ' Football Game Is Work LONDON (UP)—Hy a decision of the Minister of Labor, men win) event" vor ^ nl football games as referees, inesmen and gntemen are no longer entitled to unemployment benefits on the days they are connected with (lie game. Bcrlinger Is Bright Track Star at Perm There's a smile adorning-the mg- gcd features'of Lawsou Robertson the'ec ciays and the reason is Barney Berllnger, n really great all- around athlete who. with a dozen or n;ore scas- liobertson . has another '-'star >road jumper In Lamoine ..Boyle, vlio turned In a leap of 21.feet T.» inches for second place. Ip trc ouldcor intercollegiates 'a year^bso. Boyle also shows class In the spiliils e 220 as one of i .Klnl Shi-Dijr Dike Jt»cc . Each contestant rode W hours a lay in the first six-day 'bike nxc:. vhtch was staged in Birmingham. England, In 1075. A London race v called for pcdnlling in 18 lours' of the day. tvoiu to a splendid!5 We just picked up a paper and read that France Is alarmed over an over-supply of wines and has started a campaign to promote drinking. That reminds us; we haven't seen O'Goofty for a long time. Phil Scott, returning trom England, says he has a "secret punch" witli which he 'will knock out Sim-key. Well, Mr. Scott took secret punch iu Ills last light here; maybe he knows how lo give one. in«l nonld mnke University veterans, the o f mis. Captain ircle. Bill Kastlcr; .and Add Shute to Your.List ."They asked me to come to Iho tvindow.'and v.afch..6hute- piitt, but I declined .without -'thanks, and stopped where I was. • I could tell alt I needed io krioic by listening. The huge gallery eithaled.a long and profound eigh'.'He had'mlssfd." So cpake ^-. 'B. kccler, the Atlanta Journal's ' chronicle^ 'of golf and the man who for.years has pliycd the role of Boswell to Bobby -Jones. Keeler was'-commenting op Densmore Shule's ^remarkable light to the finish-in' the open tournament of . -1929"at M.imaro- neck- when-Shute . blazed )iis, way Into golf's charmed circle of ig shots. . '. '', .;' Jones arid Al Esplnosa h»d lin- fshtd In a tie at 294, Denny Shute, tlic tall, curly-ha'.re<I youth from Columbus, was valiantly trying to battle to a Ihrcc-cbrnered tie. There was Just a slender chance for him when he started the last nine holes. "Esplnftsa, says Keeler, lie W«s the Jury ; : : ' suddenly' 'reprieved," "and -Jones, relieved ' from the ghostly • tension ?'of . the last six 'holes; 'went' Info ; th'e club- whose . the. - two minute; niccl ' Denny' and too nervous to Stecle, 49 second 5t:m d around the hoine'green, so I Kid McCoy Tricks Bi^ Jim Into Believing He Has Knock Out Blow ' BV TIM MeGKATH Pen nsylvanla's track team one of the strongest In eastern Intercol- iglate circles. The veteran track tutor has arricred his ath- e t e s to the 'board track on Franklin Field, track that Is kept clear of snow Within a few weeks Robertson hop es to have his squad in shape for half a dozen Indoor contests in New Rork, Boston and Philadelphia. In Berllnger, Robertson believes he has the' greatest athlete that ever wore the Red and Blue for Penn. Robertson confidently er- pects Barney to surpass his performances of last year, when, as a sophomore, he took the decathlon title In the Penn Relays. The big Quaker athlete surprised even his most enthusiastic admirers a year ago by heaving the shot over 4D feet, clearing the bar In the hgh Jump at sx feet, two, soarng 13 feet two nches n the pole vault and covcrng 23 feet n the broad jimp, thus far in the Indoor season Ber- Unger has confined his activities to the pole vault pit and the shot put Johnny'Kerr, liojt roller wlthiper T wns fornmnces under "-- ' • eark and Horace quarter miier, should garner points for Penn in almost any kind of competition the Quakers meet this season. Robertson also expects points from • Newklrk In the high jump, Montgomery In the distance Smith in the dashes and McKuifl, Coan and Dean, relay runners) [W.the hands of :the Jury, as Densmore .Shute. The crylijg need seems to be fov a couple of nubile, punches.'Then we'll all Snow what's going on' in a prize fight. ' : Too many a punch of purest raj- serene The dark untalhomed gyms- of boxing bear. O'Goofty has a friend who cleaned up- In 'Wall Street. It was -just 1 after. that big snow the other 'day: 80 many boxers have been winning fights .on secret punchev;(hat went upstairs to the locker room and talked with"'Al Watrous, who had been playing with Jones, about that last, putt of "Bobby's which, Al said, was one of the most difficult putts he ever saw holed in a pinch. "Then the' report came buzzing up that Stiute was playing the last hole and conflicting rumors flew about the locker room as to his status.'-!'could tell'all-I needeS to know'by listening. After hearing a nrofound sigh from'the'gallery, fol- owed by a-brjef cheer,'! knew. .It was not'a' winning cheer nov yet a tying, cheer.' The gallant'Denny had failed to win.or'tie.- the .York .commission has decided to cut Oicir pay. In with 1 a :wonde«ul r (}iipiay,ftwo strokes •uh<Jtr pir'forth'e last six holes. It also may be remembered that with the championship fairly in the bag And half a-•dozen noltj to play, Bobbx Jones went haVwtre and filially had to hoie\ g' perilous putt of 13 feet to ge't.'a tie .with Espinosa, whom he beat In tbe playoff the nttt 'day." '\ , . .j-'--j -'. Shute if » steady 'golfer,- deliberate but: without delay: Jje ras nerve In great goba, but no nerves. No wonder Keelsr didn't care to and by *nd watch Shute 'go rant the grim business of shoot- g. The other day Denny won the » Angele* Open.. You'l) hear trorn m again this winter, in the.south- n tournament*. The -young man not a flaih In the pan. He plays und golf. He Ukte hU ; plaeV>wiin mlth, Diefel and the-offapr gre»1 os » an equal. The kid U "there An'expert predict that'the : nur,~ el'will be stronger soap, but «e'r< ot quite ready to take any.,stock It- ' - . " ..-,'.;•:•'..>," 'Cage Teacher l'_. • .'• p ' •' :.'.-' .'':.;.•' • ;• ••; The'Bnaks "If lt,be-pointed out-that Denny blew a good'Ch'ance to:wlr).by skidding away from par to Ihe .closing holes. It also : may, be .recalled thai Espihosa.had required-an 8 at the 12th hole,, which '• apparently Junked his chances, after - which, the strain oaturaliy.-being-oit, he came .,Back In 1903, Kid McCoy was on the decline as a fighter. But as a fast thinker, he still was knots ahead of the average fighter. He played a fcxy one on Jim Stewart along about that yenr. Stewart was a husky young heavyweight and a good prospect. The Kid took the match because he was up against it. The referee called both to Ihe center of Ihe rlnj for instructions. McCoy pretended to be somewhat dense. "I haven't fought for some time, you know, Stcwatt." McCoy said. •"So excuse me If I ask a few questions to set myself right about the rules." . ; "Certainly, McCoy," -said Stewart. "Go ahead." "Supposing^' McCoy asked, grabbing Stewart by his shcuiclcr-, "sup- HOME THEATRE Wednesday and Thursday "SILENT" DONOVAN' _ AFFAIR" ooSV M 1 !^ — with— Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier Ritz Theatre Wednesday and Thursday All Talking. See! Hear! posing that as we break away, I smack Stewart on the chin like .that Will that be against th6 rules?" The Kid's "like that" was a hook 53 potent thai S'c«atl's knees sagged, and his eyes glazed. "That would be a foul," replied the referee. "Thanks, that's all I wanted to know," said McCoy, and ran to hi • comer. Stewart, actually staggered by the blow, wabblri to his own seat. He wondered what McCoy called a real punch If that was . rlove .tap/' .The bell rang. McCoy ran Into a clinch as soon as possible. "Lisseni" he hissed in Stewart's ear. "If you go easy and don 'try. to put anything, I'll let you slay .the limit. But try to ge funny aha I'll knock you cold." . Stesart;'goggle-eyed, fellifo'r the ttlk. He didn't know McCoy hS put nearly afrl* hed on" that "tap," nor that NfcCoy might not be able''to last tHrbngh' a ccuple "of fast rounds. Jim stayed away, am the,fl] : irentipo rounds. . ..- ' * <• *.'' ! '' ! (Copyright, 1930. NBA Service. Inc.) . Comedy Admission, Matinee nnd Night 10-25c greatest all talking ever made '_The— when. oi>tt ft \ uie- •ifijbjttjt? In Brd*dway{bout.~knocked .the: cd but. You can't blame him Wr. thit. . great-' basketball playsr ' Univerelty. -For' the lajt eight years ' • t o University. • 'd.u!ntet» In' 8t>.-L,6uls. WiiJteVleam last "SMksbn ;n) .uixl*f<;a.t*d th'e 'Missouri ,y»Iity ; 'Confer, ' Meyer,.., Center d f ' and foSard wrip' scored »4.&6tnU • ,->«;• •-•-.-Ui «-".<•>.?• ">. 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