Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 164, Ed. 1 Monday, August 23, 1937 Page: 3 of 6
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MONDAY, AUGUST 23 1937.
SWEETWATER REPORTER, SWEETWATER, TEXAS
Final Games In District Softball Tournament Tonight
Winner To Meet Stamford
All-Stars For Right To
Go To State Meet
The final games in the West
Texas district softball tourna-
ment are to begin at 8 o’clock
tonight at City Park.
In the curtain raiser, the Ros-
coe All-Stars meet the Coca Cola
Bottlers of Abilene for the
right to play the Stamford All-
Stars In the championship game.
'I'he game between the winner
of the Roscoe-Abilene and the
Stamford team is scheduled to
begin somewhere around 9:30
o’clock and is to be a nine-inn-
The finals were originally sche-
duled for Saturday night but had
to be postponed on account of
Following tonight’s games, the
Sweetwater Softball League will
resume its playoff to select the
1937 city champions In a seven-
game series between Gulf and
Magnolia-Medico. Gulf went into
the final by winning three
straights off Sunbeam Magnolia-
Medico duplicated the feat in a
series with U. S. Gypsum.
PLAY PROGRAM OPENS
MRS. LAWK MX CM (.ItllTIN
McCAULLEY — Members of
tin- McCain family gathered for
a reunion and day of celebra-
tion Thursday at the Clear Fork
of I he Brazos river near Galon.
The occasion honored Mrs.
.lim McCain, mother of the
group. It was the first time the
kinsmen had met for a reunion
in many years.
Absent members were Mr. and
Mrs. Fjoyd McCain tax!- -step,
grandson, B; vw.J-ad.
Attends, -v Mr. and Mrs.
Carton Cabe, Mr. and Mrs. A. I).
Sanders and daughter, Inez if
Tahoka; A. D. McCain, Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. McCain, Miss Ruby
McCain, Warner Huggins, Mis:,
Edna Earl Maples of Galon, Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis McCain and
daughter, Zona Mae of Odessa.
McCAULLEY — Mr. and Mrs.
.1 E. Griffin have returned from
a visit in Roby with his uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griffin.
Miss Ruth McCasland spent
last week with Miss Juanita
John Crenshaw was a Wednes-
day morning visitor of W. I.
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NEAR TO FARR
Ycttr-Around Plan Pul In
Tommy Farr, on whom England is <.......ting to wrest the
world’s heavyweight title from Joe Louis, t . S. negro, is con-
fident lie will tiikr the crown hark to the empire with him
following their fight Thursday night. Hut experts think not.
Louis litis hern nlloted 15 rounds to do away with the Welch-
man. Ring followers believe Joe ran give hark half of them.
Filer Is neither shrewd nor last.
The Confident Champion
A year-round, permanent WPA
recreation project went into ef-
fect here today under the direc-
tion of James F. Houlihan, Jr.,
I who was selected as superinten-
dent of the project by the recre-
ation council in a meeting of the
council last Wednesday.
Houlihan, who has been con-
nected with recreation work at
Loyola University in Chicago
and with the city recreation de-
partment in San Antonio, will
direct a staff of eleven play-
ground directors and special ac-
tivity directors in a program
which will include playground
athletics, municipal athletics,
dramatics, handcraft and danc-
ing. The purpose of t program
is to provide leisure time activity
for every age group and the
program will be enlarged grad-
ually until this is accomplished.
At Wednesday’s meeting the
council elected C. R. Simmons,
Rotary Glut) representative of
the group, as president and Mrs.
H. A. Walker, Business and Pro-
fessional Womens Club represen-
tative, as secretary.
Other members of the council
include: H. L. Marshall, of the
board of education, Charles W.
Lewis of the Lions Club, P. Ed-
ward Ponder, Mrs. Frank Kling-
ler of the Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation and George Barber of
the Board of City Development.
Also serving as ex-officia mem-
bers of the council are R. S.
Covey, superintendent of
schools, and Mayor Luther Wat-
son. The councili will act as
an advisory body to the
perintendent of the
Football is gradually worming
its way back into the sports
picture. Throughout the Oil
Belt, youngsters who hope to
tote the mail to stardom are'
reporting for the muscle bruis-
ing, bone crushing grind of fall
training. Wily coaches are
broadcasting gloomy tales of
how terrible their prospects are
for the season.
* * *
Among tin- coaches in the Oil
Belt will be a number of new
faces, one or two old faces in
new places. Cisco, who began
planning last year to fight its
way back into prominence in
the Oil Belt, is, so far as we
know, still looking for a men-
tor. Walter Roach, great TCU
end who had accepted the job
of leading Cisco out of the wil-
derness, resigned1 week before
last to accept an assistant’s job
in Fort Worth
* + *
There will be a new eoaeh
at Eastland. Johnny Kitchens,
perhaps finding the job too
tough at Eastland, moved down
into the Rio Grande Valley.
* + *
George Brown at Big Spring
is the latest Oil Belt Coach to
quit the district. Brown has ac-
cepted a position in the Dallas
school system. In his place at
Big Spring will be Pat Murphy, J
formerly assistant coach to Dew-
ey Mayhew*at Abilene. Murphy
will lie assisted by Carmen
Brandon. Brandon was there
I last year.
Starts At Roscoe
By JAMES JOBB
ROSCOE—Another football season opened here Monday when
candidates for this year's football squad reported to Coach “Squib”
Carruthers for the initial practice of the season. Equipment was
issued and light work inaugurated the fall grind for candidates.
Carruthers finished school at the Abilene Christian College Sun-
day and arrived here Monday
to start his regular duties as
athletic director of the Roscoe
Carruthers was a star in the
Wildcat attack last year, accord-
ing to Dalton Hill, and is the
man for the Roscoe job. He was
captain of his team and also
served as assistant coach dur
ing last season.
Inheriting the (test material
that Roscoe has ever had. he
should mould a team that will
make a strong bid for the dis
triet championship, snatched a-
way from the Plowboys last
vear over a ruling of ineligibil-
ity of a player in a non-confer-
Without a loss in the hack-
field, and with an ^improved
line, the Plowboys are looming
up as the most powerful team
in the district, and one of th"
strongest in the history of foot-
ball in ihe local high school.
Seven lettermen were lost la t
year, four of which were classed
as second stringers.
Confidence in Carruthers hits
been voiced by the boys Former j
Coach Hill stated this week that j
a better man than Carruthers
could not he found.
This year Roscoe is playing in I
the district formed hv Roscoe. i
Rotan, Roby Colorado. Loraine,
About (id girls are expected
here Friday and Saturday for
Nolan County'? annual 4 H club
encampment at the city park.
Miss Viarena Stinson, assistant
county home demonstration ag-
ent. aid that Sweet water scouts
are to exhibit handicraft for the
vi-iting campers, and that the
program will include reports of
records on the various clubs
and leading individuals.
Girls are to tiring picnic lunch-
e for supper Friday night, and
the rations for breakfast and
lunch Saturday. They are to fur-
nish their own bedding, and eat-
ing utensils, and wear, preferab-
ly, slacks and shirts.
Jeanne Mannet, a singer, report-
ed engaged to Tommy Farr,
British heavyweight champion,
gaily poses on the traditional
ship rail upon her arrival in New
.York for the Welshman’s 15-
round bout with Joe Louis, Aug,
26, in Yankee Stadium.
Sweetwater will have one old
face in a new position. Coach
Laurance Pridd.y will lie the
driver of the Mustangs. He’ll j each other With their !»-game
be assisted by Adrian Clark a district schedule th | teams
newcomer to the district. j won’t have much of a chance
* * * t for foolishness After one warm-
The consensus of those who Up affair they start on each oth-
have seen the Mustang candi-j er. Sweetwater picked Snyder’-
dates in preliminary training is I Tigers for their opener Snyder
Port is Fall
physical education director in
the high school.
The present staff of playground
directors includes: Paul W.
Jones, Louise Purser and Virgil
Ford at Junior High School
playground, Helen Hobbs at
East Ward playground, Gladys
McKee and Floyd Porter at
West Ward, Eulala Holland and
Jimmie Black at South Ward,
su-1 Juan de Cantu and Dionicio Ran-
recreation i gel fit the Mexican playground;
j also on the staff is E. W. Miller,
who has been operating free
motion pictures on the various
playground recre- J playgrounds in the evening.
ation in Sweetwater has been
carried on during the summer
months only, under the sponsor-
ship of ihe Board of Education.
Miss Florence Boyd has served
as director of recreation during
the last three months hut has'brought
resigned to resume her duties as weekly.
The only country in which
regular slave markets still ex-
ist is Arabia. At Midi Berk and
El Taif, hundreds of slaves
from Africa are sold
that the 1937 dub will be bet-
ter than last reason. Coach Prid-
dy thought last spring he would
have a heavier squad than last
year. When the boys reported
for training last Monday Prid-
dy was disappointed. The hoys
had lost weight during the
* * ♦
At Abilene, sports writers are
saying: "They were pachyderms
but lightweights outnumber
hefties on the AHS squad. May-
hew had 30 candidates out Fri-
day for the issuance of foot-
ball gear. Four lettermen were
present. Two others were ex-
pected to report Monday.
lias nearly every one of the men
hack from last year’s great class
B team, which won the district
after Roscoe was ruled out. It’ll
tie prettv tough test for the
Priddymen Sept. 17.
The Man Shop
WHITTEN A SIMMONS
fOR ALL AROUND
Open 14 Day Camp
Candidates for the 1937 Mus- for the removal of his tonsils
tang football team Monday morn- and will he ready to go by the |
ing opened a two weeks camp|m’ddle of the week
Five lettermen reported to j
Coach Baker Wright at Rang
er. There were 31 candidates on I
hand. Heaviest man among the
lettermen was Charles Har-1
graves, tackle, 190 pounds. The
other four were backs, weighing
from 135 to 150 pounds. Wright
is much more optimistic over
the outlook than he was at thi
time last spring,
* * *
It won’t be long until the op-
ening whistle will send the Oil
Belt teams into battle against
First class repairing, dying,
and shining. Cowboy boots
made to order. We guarantee
our arch supports.
King experts are saying the Joe Louis, world heavyweight
champion, is not making the mistake he did when lie lost a
surprising upset to Max Selnnelling sometime ago. Shuffling
Joe, say experts, is making serious preparations for Tommy
Farr Thursday night. There will he no more upsets, says his
manager. Joe has looked like a champion during the training
season, observers say.
Large Earthen Tank
J. H. Withers has completed
an earthen water tank which re-
required 800 yards of dirt to be
moved, according to County Ag-
•nt It. B Tate, who measured
Tate also measured an 850-
yard tank on the Haney ranch,
and a 850-yard tank on the
Lance Soars and Willis Davis
have completed tanks as com-
pliance with the government
range conservation program, and
others are planning to build, ac-
cording to Tate.
Considerable water was caught
by most tank, during the rains
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
Newman High campus,
with Head Couch Laurance Prid- j
Iv and Assistant Coach Adrian!
Clark planning an intensive
training program for 23 young-
The boys will lie housed at
: he high school and will take
their meals in the high school
cafeteria, with the cafeteria pro-
viding three wholesome meals
i day. The camp will retjpss Sat-
urday, hut the boys will reas-
semble Monday morning.
Two training periods daily,
from (i to 7:30 a. m, and 5 to 7
p. m.. are to be held. Most of
the work will be as tough for
lie lads as any they will export-
■nee during the season, since
most of them have completed a
week's light training program.
Those reporting for the camp
W. R. Owen, Billy Bob Swalm.
W. R. (Buck) Johnson, Jr..
Thomas Spencer, Gerson Ber
man, June Brooks, Jimmie Beall.
Blanton Brown, George Brad-
Voss, W. B. Thomas, W. B. Wet-
sel, Roy Edgar, Delma Bland,
Robert Seadrick, Horace Young,
Johnny Bradshaw, and Audrey
J. D. Webster, a back, will re-
port later in the week Jake re-
cently underwent an operation
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