The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 10, 1940
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ASK.) COURIER NEWS Neatest Trick of Basketball Season . . . Tf You Can Do It --_-,' 185 or 190 poimils. Regardless of what happens to- Light Hea\y Champ Moves Into Bigger Division Against Henry Cooper • By HARRY FEKOUSON : Untt«d Press Spoils Editor NEW YORK, Jan. ID.—The slim Irish kid who is a sort of Jim Corbelt of our tbne gives away 15 polinds at Madison Square Garden tonight in an attempt to prove that the bigger they are the harde. they fall. Armed with a beautiful, wnspy left jab, Billy Conn, light heavyweight champion of the world, invades the heavyweight ranks agains a ; so-so- fighter named Henry Cooper. No title will be at staki for Cooper couldn't get down to the 175-pound light heavyweight limit even if he went on a luinge strike. In fact, about the only thin? the bout will prove is whether Conn can mix It with the htavy- weights and not get his brain: scrambled. If he can, he is in a fair way to. bc a millionaire, for he will bt headed straight for a bout will- Lou Nova ,Bob Pastor and, If In gets past them, with champion Jo Louis. If he can't, he will have to keep on fighting light heavyweights mid pray that some good ones will come along. The hottest argument In boxing right now is whether Conn should be sent against the big boys. Thosi who say he should point out that Jim Corbelt weighed In at only 176 on the September day In 1892 when he stabbed the great John L. Sullivan silly In a New Orleans ring The other side comes back by recalling what happened to the orchid man of Prance, Georges Car- pehtler—a light heavyweight who was thrown into the ring with Jack Dempsey In 1021 and was battered out of his senses In four rounds. Johnny Ray, conn's manager, thinks his boy .should weigh at least 185 before getting into'the ring with Louis. Billy Is 22 now . and it becomes more doubtful every day whether he can pick up that much weight. He has small bones For n split second there was a ' and is slim through the waist and death-like silence, but shortly' the shoulders; he hasn't the frame to faces began to light up with'mute Min-v is, „,. ion „„ i. indication. Frank Whltworth was the first ILL ML BE 1 JANUARY 19, The PAYOFF "Tough" Game At Atlanta Federal Prison Is Mistimed WINNING WEST -'.'.. by Art COAST LEAGUE THOUGHT LITTLE to ATLANTA, Gil. (UP)—There'll bc no more football at the federal; pi'iilicnttary here unless thc boys' By HAJIJiY NBA Servltc Jijiorts Editor Howard Harding Jones gets little recognition for one of thc greatest j coaching careers dating back 1008. .Southern California's slratcgist i has contributed as much or more BUT 7ti£ Rlf, to modern football than any other figure. ^ With its multiple alignments, the ..— -. — .. .,— „ » hr-adscnrs stored away from the Amsdcn worked this hidden ball trick while performing for niir i>«,.t m 11 , , scaso " ° r mi - He |S5UC<! u >ese as 'olfshlng it up as Marquclle University center Lc-i ,0 ill, , , ' 8 ' SCllO °'' n " d fs "" aMcd e " arcl "a 31 '" 1 '"J"''"*.,,.. ..... . , ' . . .""I."' 511 * cc " tcr - "•<•• He takes n pass, fakes a two-handed pass nnd rap- "So _ with all this equipment for -'"" ' athletes made thc , — _. ...„ „„,„. - attack Is one of the most themselves from knot-kin- i cu '»P 1 eJ< ever seen on a fotoball out the halfback's bridgework. I ncl(i The Atlantlan, marine written I Yet you nem llcar ° r tno Jones .nut published by the prisoners, an- 01 \ Soul »«'n California, system, nounced iibandonmcnt of the cell homo football league. Sports Editor Oarwln Scott told (lit story: "Thc four-team football le:igtie wlilch svns organize;! tbe first of Hie season has been abandoned. Severn! of thc boys have been In- quirinsj as to the cause of the above action, so here's the Information— "Tiic league was formed with the understanding that the boys were to play touch football. In addition to the regular uniforms for touch football, including pants, .shirts, shoos and socks our recreational dln'ctor discovered that he had a liuge supply of shoulder pads and dly conceals tall In l ,| B i,t n ,, « , ,', " P1>SS ' " cs a two - h ""Klctl pass and rap- .aij conceals tall In lap, ilglit. Then In a flush. wn|| c defensive ma,i supposedly is fooled he- takes shot 11 Hue, Baker played the full eo minutes nnd had tlic time of his life. He taunted the Chick backs to run arcimil his end. Time after time they accepted the challenge and once or twice got around him. But not often. I recall seeing him prostrate on tbe turf only one time ; during the battle, ..„,..,„„ B1 ,v.->i B »t t'reat as he was on defense me more genuine pleasure than be- "• wfts "°' p u ' s on 'V attribute. For Ing In the middle of an old fnsh-' lll! w!ls on tn e receiving end of The Dope Bucket By J. P. FRIEND REMINISCING — Nothing gives 1 Today s Sport Parade By HKNI.X 1WI.EMORE - ioned chinfesl. For the first lime ;f' cml t" r "™ nil (hiring LOS ANGELES Jan 10 (UP)AS a rule I am 'not 'interested in sky Ide limit. Ulvalry. Goes Rampant ...... created among the cell house teams and tbe crowd was going wild with excitement. These games resembled a TUIano-L. S. (J., Kentucky- Tennessee. V. P. l.-v. M. I. affair. We really saw some high class football, but we will admit it was pretty rough. "hi one of our games, cvery- thing was going along pretty smooth . ae u in weeks a, group of us went into He session. Many times he sent around ..... - ........ ---- ... (lie health of horses. No horse.— 1 mean rough- unlit tlie warden ever called up when I was sick, or! (Joseph VV. Sanford) took Bitsy *""' """ ..... : - '— ' ' "• , uch a huddle last Saturday. Every- sc a ue as Saturday. Every- i o seemngy mpossible .hing In the sport line, from fish- ll "E'>ls to snag the oval. He truly Ing to football, was cussed aiid wns n B^eal player that night. And, a bowl of chicken discussed, both pro and con. During the discussion someone -..„,. asked this question: 'What was Ulc .University of Alabama, the most sensational play at Haley ( Field during the 1939 football sea- ' . , , " vllv '"vt..iu ,1 uuwi ui cnicKen to seemingly impossible broth or an egg custard. So I am *""" "'" "••"' "~ '-"'" '' Dually able to take their fevers, chilli nnd split fetlocks In stride ml sM add that, his performance won ror lllln il recommendation io night, the customers will be up to to spenk: the rafters-for when Conn moves out 'of his corner, flicking his and dazzling', the-crowd-will? foot work, it is one of the sights 'of sporst, The dlstanceloniglit is 12 rounds: and it would suit Conn better if It were 15. He starts slowly, figures out his opponent's style and then goes. to work on him. By tbe eighth or ninth round he Is under "To me the. fruitless run of But there is a horse out at Santa Anita whose well-being I am intensely interested in. He's a horse you might have heard of— Seablscult. I follow reports on hfs Grant (Atlanta tennis star) and his troupe down from the tennis courts to see a touch (?) football game. "It happened that the c cell house Bulldogs were in the last quarter of a scoreless tie with the A cell house Wildcats. Of course, there's no use to tell you what at-uuu-i-uit. i lOfiow reports on hfs .!,«cies no use to tell you what health as closely as I would those happens when a bulldog meets a of n very rich and very old uncle.-wildcat. This occasion was no ex- Am\ I am glad to lie able to re- cejilion. is always the chance that he can:.,., . get across the jolt that will sap; away Conn's speed, That's i.i^fio iu me inc. miiuc&s run ol s le!t Sonny Lloyd In the closing minutes ••Srasnn Fiml F r, « I- K a 1 1 H his or-thermic Rock game was 'the ,' ,, ? ' oot -P.,aH great most sensational and remarkable. ( All-Americans ' CllOSen~! It had everything In it. Best or all n n/i It had the zip, the daring, the ' tty Magazine grim determination of a tireless' • back to get across the goal line. DETROIT, Jan. 10. (UP)—The "During thc run at least a half season's final football All-Amsri-l =2cn Tigers took a crack at him. cans. 230 high school boys chosen hree or more times he was mo- tro <» iGOO schools where sK-imn itoppcd. And I for one football is played, were named to- hlm much cbnncc to '''"V '» Hie anminl six-man All- ii,.i i— i.-... .,!_._,.. American selections of thc American Boy magazine. The magazine hailed 1930 as the bnnner year of the six-man teams, with 1,500 new teams Joining the 2,500 who were in the ranks when lone remaining obstacle. But Son. faltemK He kept gaining tually outran line. • ," B »"? l'es to the goal "The toughest part of tlie whole came In the referee's decis- the customers want to find out— what will happen when nnd if a stiff punching heavyweight hands him one on the button. If Billy tf"' , . . can keep his head when that hap-1 , "f stc W c <' "ill of bounds pens and pedal his way out of ~! - ™ " lny ms cnll<; d back, danger, he might have a tbhtlne Same wtls over imd Llttlc Ro ^k chance against Louis. If he tries to wn V K Bamc ' 7 - G ' bllt ' "cvoi- slug it out somebody had .bettor c:nvlnced that Sonny went reserve a hospital room, for Conn's ° ' w '" s in n & ood position to only weakness as a fighter Is that sec ' tcl0 ' nntl VV[1S Closely watching only weakness as a fighter Is that „ the knockout punch Is missing. e runner me snocxout punch Is missing , '"""" <•» we n ne wo priginally Conn was matched! „*' lle wns solng to w with Steve Dudas, conqueror of the lsollnlls '' * lltm '' thl "^ promising Patrick Edward Coiriis- key, but Dudas caught the grippe and Cooper was substituted. to see If he would, and work out. ........... : he came within a yard of tbe sideline. "The official wasn't close to the Play, instead, he was behind it. And after the game he practically admitted the possibility of an error with the statement that he was trying to protect the runner when he blew his intention on whistle. That gocd his part cost the Tells His 1,700 Chattanooga Stock holders He'll Produce Again CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. Jan. 10 ••"«"<:> anjjpuu on tacKlc and start(UP)—President Joe Engel today cd dom i "'c sidelines at full sneed nn>mis*»ri hlc 1 7rV» ^t^-r.i.^,j_. . 1 -\ JrJfJrt l, n ) n r~.r it.. r*,. -' . Chicks not only that- game but very likely the next «1(h North LllUe Rock." Frank's selection was unanimous Quite naturally, nil remembered he play, though not in detail as did the close observing 'Whit " Another fine play that came in for consideration occurred In the Rlley High game. Norman "Monk" Moslcy slipped off tackle and starl- oay- promised his 1,700 stockholders in the Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Co. another Southern Association psnnant In 1940, Engel said the Lookouts lost at the gate last year but he managed to. make ends meet by peddling half a dozen players to the major leagues. "We will start the season the ii-lth best bunch of players ever carried Into camp." Engel said "Well have the best material to pick another winning team since I have been around." The Lookouts squeezed out three other clubs in last year's whirlwind Southern Association finish but were eliminated in the first round of the Ehaughnessy plav- ofTs, The Lookouts are strictly a local corporation, Engel having sold the A little belated, the Rllcy safety spotted the "Monk" and darted diagonally across the playing field Jc head him off. He succeeded barely In tripping Norman on the four yard line. Just, how lie did it. except fcr another display of sheer speed and determination wasn't attempted to be explained by the group. Vote for perhaps tbe most per- was an- last year's honor nounced. From recommendations sent port that the Biscuit, bless his tough ol' heart, is again sound as n dollar (copyright) nnd burring accidents will go to the post in the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap. . , ..In two or three weeks he will make his first start since .injury laid him up just about this time a year ago. It looked Ilka thc finish for the Biscuit then. No longer young, be was retired to stud and everyone felt that he had swirled the red and white silks of his owner, Charley Howard, around the far turn and into the stretch for (he last time. But the Biscuit was even tougher than anyone knew. He didn't tnke to the lush pastures and (lie life of case. A horse that 'came up the hard way—and If you don't believe lie did, Just take a look at his two-year-old record — he longed for the Jangle of the start- bell, the hard- hurt of the bat so frisky they started giving who orijinated the new versinn ol "ootball. Epler also named n second 70. and added an honor roll of 200. The selections also nnk thc 10 best and the next 20 teams in the country. Thc regular six-man team includes two ends, a center, quarterback .halfback, ami fullback, but Epler. In his top selections, picked hts players two deep lor every portion except the end posts. Tlie first team included Jack McDilda Dunncllon, Fla., at end and Milton Phillips, Hulbert, Ark., teams chosen by at halfback. Tbe best ten Epler included: St. Peter's College high, New Iberia. La.; Limlcrdale Co. high, no'crsvllle. Ala.; and Harritnan. Tenn.. South high. Osceola And Wilson Divide Pair Of Games OSCEOLA, Ark., Jan. workouts. Little ones, first. Gentle gallops. Gradually the distance was Increased, until tortay ho is working a mile and loving it. All the misery has gone out of his legs nnd jockey George (Iceman) Woolf, who Das been atop him in his efforts along the comeback liall. snys he Is ready to go to the races. Woolf's testimony means some- thins, because Woolf knows him as does no one else. George wns on his back (he day the Biscuit laid It on the line with War Admiral at Pimlico, and that wns the day he was at his very best. He broke in front ol the hotfooted Admiral, and never was headed. The Biscuit showed everything that day. Early foot. Power down the backstretch. And, more than anything else, a heart .-is nig as n pumpkin. Collared by the Ad- milar at the far turn, he looked Man O' War's favorite son In the 9.—Osce- eye. and broke his heart with a 76 BOBToN B£E& IN FALL OF '57 } POTENTIAL IN HUB.... WEST MOST SOUGHT three IW/O 51V/475 A LON& SHUTS NINE-MAN LINE INTO MANY FORMATION'S right or left, short kick with and many other things, some of and signal caller. , . Amos Alonzo Stagg's contributions have been extolled. You read and hear much of the innovations of Percy Haughton, Glenn Scobey Warner, Hurry-Up Yost, the late Knute Rockne and even those of more recent additions to the ranks. But, although Head Man Jones' power plays have been devastating for 32 years, they remain to this rti<3' vastly under-publicized. This is almost Incomprehensible because Emperor Jones has enjoyed continuous success since h graduated from Yale In 1908 . at Syracuse, Yale, Ohio State, Iowa, Duke and Southern California. While Southern California's tack Is based on masked p . . . faking at one point and striking at another, the Trojans last season beat Ohio State and ;*jtve Dame with passes. They -scored in thc last two Hose Bowl games on passes. No other coach ever / men at one spot ahead of the run- Me. Qjrrn, A ncr any faster or with >^tP ANP A deadly effect than Jones. most lire out Jones' formations following Southern California's 1330 victory over Notre Dame. . TOO TO PERFORM FOR .TONES have never heard a Jones, taught player who went into pro- , ., . .— sce- ye. an ro ola shared honors with Wllsrn In turn of speed. a double-header on the Osccola Woplf says he Is running better court Tuesday night. The Osccohv right 'now than he was on that boys were victorious in a closely great day In Baltimore. Several fought contest ID to 15, while the of 'he critics who have seen him girls bowed to Wllscn 37 to 27. I 'n his workouts bear Woolf out. I . During the first half Williams of | llav 'e be(;l ' told that he has. for Osceola looped in eight points, - solnc reason or another, smoothed making him high scorer lor the out ''is running action and that game. His temn-m,ite. Onablc was' n " tlle cbopplncss is gone, ind fectly executed was Hope's s touchdown In th c | as t 50 seconds of the first half. The referee had announced to both teams that but one minute remained. The Bobcats went Into a huddle and came cut «Wi a single wing to the right The ball was .snapped to Bobby Ellen . runner-up with seven tallies while tliat now lie falrl >' along Douglas of Wilson made six. it * fth n frcc ' beautiful stride. There was n holly contested game from ls "° favoring of the left foreleg tbe beginning, the count at thc " lat was ln ) llrcd test winter, and half being 0 to 9. H was cnlv in ' " 10 only WOTry he hns <s cxccs3 the final period that the Scmlriolcs '"""'" were able to gain the advantage. Edrlngton of Osceola tied with S^'fl £ ^'"f 011 for «<*">« weight. Owner Howard told me that the nircult was still many pounds overweight, and that he was los '"- thc blubber very slowly. Mils who started around right - cut back, kept _ the lelt as he reached ' the secondary and raced 78 ight, honors In the girl's game mnkliw * ° bUlbbcr very slowly. Mils- obby seventeen each. Rapp scored u ' c ' raUlcr ' " ot Mubber. Solid a? right (for the visitors. The Wilson basic-' 8 lllckor i' stick ' thc Biscuit Is hav kCDt'cteers eel tlir- Wri r. n ,i 1, " t'"8 trouble getting down to hl< «*»> . get the Weary I, quarter and held it '' ™ ll s game _ trouble getting down to proper racing weight, yjctory or the Biscuit In "" provide e ' EVCI 5 block!n g as- lor teams coached bv M V A" B , cn *" by thc camp ™ '" Uvo sl ' r>t - <; , sB ' n g as- or eams coached bv M A , - r^™ the belief lhat he | become a winner. 'Jeep' Castle, the sliced merchant from Big Sandy Valley in Kentucky, grabbed the ball from center and started on a wide end sweep .Swede Harbart, the big, 13 ™', 1 . tlle 190-pound tackle from Tennessee, !l left his feet to make a pretty Hying tackle to bring the speed demon .iown to earth. "After the whole team piled on, you csin imagine the warden's embarrassment when Bitsy Grant turned nnd said, 'Is that what you call touch football?' ."Incidentally, the captain of the C cell house team has found his brjdjework which someone knock- edfrdow-n his mouth during one of ilie. games. Warden "Our Guardian" "Fellows, I tried to persuade the warden to permit these games to go on (I was enjoying It because I had n ringside seat and it wasn't any skin off my face) bill he fears some of the boys may receive a permanent injury. After all, he's our guardian while we're here and he says lie doesn't believe any mother would approve of her son playing In a game where' everything was used but blackjacks, knucks and clubs. "We did gather this much from the conversation: If the boys who have played football before, and know how to protect themselves from injuries, will prepare and get Into perfect condition, I believe tlie warden will approve football for next season under these conditions. An effort will be made .to secure outside officials to keep the game under control. At any rate, it is up to us." . Jones originated the mousetrap ' fc sslonnl football say he learned to shake Morton Kaer loose in anything more about the business 1920. He gave it to his brother, j a[ -' er leaving school. Tad, at Yale the. following fall.! Jones has the happy (acuity of when the Blues everlastingly got being able to transmit,' his kiiowl- Bruce CaJdwell and others the otipn with hw Abe Shires, the tackle, was repeatedly the mousetrapping in the other afternoon. — charged thc the Trojans liked It as they into edge. ^, '" with Kaer for months . . . developed the pheiiomneal hurdler Into an All-America ball carrier . "Any boy who can run as fast (is Kaer must be pretty dull not to be able to play football," remarked Howard Jones. Southern California lias vastly more than grand material. It has. one of the best .'conches who ever called a football squad to attention.' > " S War Hits Baby Adoption . LONDON (UP)—Baby boys, once at a premium, now are unwanted Henderson rated I for adoption. Everyone seems to , -jorton Kaer too prefer a baby girl. Adoption soci- icmn (fumo to play football the two eties are swamped with letters KOSC years before Jones assumed com- from mothers who want to find The mand at Southern California. childless couples willing to relieve •1-1 But Jones had his former Iown (hem. of the responsibility of brlne- !- quarterback, Aubrey Devihe, live ing up infant sons >J\._ ; -7: II Read CX liner News uant nos. player to oppose the hours never would tS) Made with 40% SMALL GRAIN for RICHER BODYo/H/ FLAVOR 00 F KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY Phone 366 Taste is the charm of Coca-Cola. It never loses the delightful appeal that first attracted you. And it never fails to give you a happy after-sense of complete refreshment. So, join the millions who enjoy the delicious taste of Coca-Cola and get the feel of refreshment. r PAUSE THAT REFRESHES BOTTLF.D UNDER AUTHORITY OP THE COCA-COLA CO., BY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY wythevjuc, Ark.

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