Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - February 11, 1937, Charleston, West Virginia
THE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY ll, 1937
PAGE FIFTEENTUBBS LANDS POSITION IN BIG TEN AFTER LONG WAIT
HAD RESPECT ' IN MIAMI JOB
New Big Ten Coach Is Also Famous as Inventor
By HARRY GRAYSON
(Sport* Editor, NEA Servient In being placed in command of Iowa’s gridiron forces, Ira Irl Tubbs gets his first big break in 20 years of coaching.
The most remarkable thing in connection with the little Kansan’s switch from Miami (Fla.T university to Iowa City is that the Hawkeye board's frantic search for a successor to large Ossie Solem ended in the appointment of such a capable citizen.
The hunt was as scatter-brained as it uas spectacular. The Iowa athletic bigwigs’ scouts scoured the
• f‘.on like G-men on the trail of a
.taper. The lob was offered to ?>rtical]y evervboriv front Howard
• tones to the inebriated twelfth mar of the Princeton - Dartmouth game of a couple of seasons back.
Like Arid'" Kerr, of Colgate, and Flail Rlaik of Dartmouth fine football heads who required rn any
autumns to crash the headlines, and Cliff Herd of Southern Californ-a and Herb Koof of Columbia, who till remain in the background Tubbs has been highly regarded within the profession for years.
Tubbs, better known in the more profitable calling of inventing football equipment, conducted the firs* summer coaching school in the country at Superior. Wis.. where for 14 years he was highlv successful at Central high and the Teachers’ college. There he hob-nobbed with Knute Rockne Howard and Biff Jones, and other highlv ranked drjJl-masters who appreciated his keen, analytical football mind.
Goes SL*g With Little
Accustomed to a paucit' of material. Tubbs long ago learned to fit h’« teams’ nlav to the athletes at ! and When he had a oas-er. he had a passing team etc Although a tickler for fundamental' he never hailed to capitalize on the element of surprise that coes with darn e plavjc This to a large extent accounts for a long string of upsets against vastlv more powerful opponents.
A serious illness hastened Thou* decision to emit coaching, but once erovered he fou’xi it difficult to iav away from the came and was drawn natural!'- to Miami, where e had been spending most of each car since resigning at Superior Teachers.
He had to install a new system mo a Miami squad of onh 30 men • '.935 vet he mar-ha!led his forces
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he H ii runner, en.oven ■ t campaign and atonal attention. The' nla\ed a tough schedule with a quad ? evei ox ceding 23 men. wiling -IX engagement-, one from Georgetown, tying two. and losing two.
Tubbs 40 is a graduate of William and Jewell college. He tutored high school clubs in Missouri for a couple el lalls: before moving to Superior.
He ha- won 80 per cent of his ran O' throughout his long career. ‘he greater part of it spent under rather trying conditions.
At Central high of Superior. Tubbs nursed Ernie Ned ci s along from a gangling kid into the man whom Pop Warner described as the greatest football player of ail time.
Other'- brought out by Tubbs in •hen preparatory da' - include John Hancock. Iou a end now head coach and director of athletic.- at Colorado State Teachers: Scott McIntyre.
tov a guard of the early ’20s; Putti Nelson. Wisconsin tackle: Pat Bo-'and Minnesota tackle and Leonard Wa'mh. Minnesota end
These lads, led by the versatile Ne vers and Hancock, ran up as many as 130 points again:-! their opposition.
Tu bb.-’ inventions in football equipment have made him independently wealthy.
Aro is the inventor of the lace-iI netball and basket ball Those v. .per of elastic which you see running up the flanks of football v»la,'ers and tlse elastic backs of football pants which hold them close to the players’ thigh.- are Tubbs’. His patent football cleats have tallied many a college hero over the goal line. He was the first to put a valve in a rubber football bladder.
Tubbs has fooled around, as he sa vs. with other patents. He has a .earless automobile transmission, a fountain pen. a tire that won't blow out. and several other devices.
Iowa is suppo-od to tie a tough rlace to coach, but I have an idea that the folks of the corn belt will like Ira Tubbs.
Those who like big names call ’mm a ’ high school'’ coach, but. as omeone recall? so was Bob Zuppke '.hen Illinois went to Oak Park high . choel, Chicago, for a roach in 1913
Garnet Bovs To Play State Team
The basket bal! game between Garnet high school and Stair high. iif Institute scheduled for 3 o'clock Friday evening in the Garnet g' in. brings together two of the out-tandmg teams of this section
Both have exceptionally good records to date, having defeated such iroo g teams as Wheeling. Parkersburg. Logan. London and Montgom-cr.v.
The onlv defeat recorded ti u far ag* nst either team wa? suffered I ' — -«te. 23-25 on its own floor again j ^.net earl' in the sea on. s d mo boys will be trying bald to get rex engr
With such stars as Fmgw-on and ‘All-State” Burroughs ably supported by a bevy of other eaglc-t'ed State sharpshooters Captain Wagner and his mates are in for a hard evening.
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PICK MSP ADEN Drive in Last-Half May Help TOURNEY SITE GOLF FAVORITE Capitals Against Huntington SHIFTED AGAIN
in $3,000 Open Event Ability to Rally During Final Periods Seen As Slated at Houlton Great Advantage in Hard Game W ith Express
HOUSTON. Tex., Feb. ll (UPL— Harold (Jug* McSpaden, Boston professional, was the pre-tourna-ment favorite todav in the $3 OOO open golf meet which begins here tomorrow.
McSpaden carded a blazing 66 six strokes under par. rn a practice round over the River Oaks Country club course yesterday.
Johnny Revolta, Milwaukee pro explored the course earlier and came in with the rediction that “70 will be a low score for the tournament.”
Other golf stars, either already here or en route from California where they have been bucking low temperatures and rain in West coast tournaments, include Lawson Little Horton Smith. Paul Runyan. Henry Picard and Harry Cooper.
The ability of the Charleston Mountain Lions to come back strongly has pulled them out of several tough spots this season, and it is this spirit that gives high school fans their strongest hopes for victory when the highly-touted Huntington team invades the local -------------• iajr Saturday night.
Steele* Fir roue lf ill Fight in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA. Feb ll < UP *.
Middleweight Champion Freddie Steele and Paul Pirrone. Cleveland. will meet here March 2 in a 10-round non-title fight promoter Herman Ta' tor announced todav.
Taylor said the fight will go on regardless of w hether or not Steele retains hi* title in a 15 round Title fight against Eddie “Babe” Risko at. Madison Square Garden, New York. February 19
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See where Morns Harvey students 'at lea.'t the loud ones' are putting up a howl that the'- ma' dance . . . Now, if they would put up a howl for an athletic department. we might get excited .. Seems a* though the church which backs the college ha- principals against dancing, naturally . . and Charleston fans *anv that caret are beginning to think that there must be a principal against good athletics . . . But perhaps, the Fidget'' Phils who fee! the urge to scuffle their shoes and opponents' corns, realize that the' might he able to hen* mg . . . Can’t Homer * 220-pot his Moms Hap the floor to the Love Nobodv for Mc?**
But tins dance idea might work out at that . . . The team could do a hula hula and wear gra--skirts for uniforms, with coconut-for basket ball- . . . Morris
Harvey did the butterfly dance on the court la-t year and was inst about to spring the finale *a lapse into death > w hen Homer revived the bovs some . . We don’t know if thev have been trying to do the Virginia reel or not but they are reeling in We-? Virginia . . . The Indians used to do a scalp dance with the head mere' of their conquered foes dangling from their wai-t- It would be a good idea for the Mon. Harvc*. dance movement, but opponent scalps would br might'- scarce Morris Harvey is so used to see
ing it? teams go down in defea1 that the' decided to use “de" feel on the dance floor instead . .
The college i« 49 'ears old b n the students feel that it s never to. late for an old clog to leal ii new tricks . . . But if MU is de I ermined to dance we wish the'
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NEW YORK Fen ll <UP>. -Lank Davev Da-, of Cha ago. -las ready for a shot at Loa Ambers' Light a cig* t crown toda\ as a result wing against the 0-round non-title
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' ist--eeond field goal tossed by Lanky .foe Garcia. Pitt renter, gave the Panthers a 51-50 decision ox cr Duquesne in the top-game of the tristate district basket ball card last night.
G.i.r a made hi.* w inning heave Porn toe een’er of the court. It slapped against the backboard and dropped through the net as the hand or. the time « c.’oi X -bowed the end of an overtime period.
Another clo.-mg rally- this time w ith 20 voronds to go was ira’ked chere Bethany ego. 40-39. Bu: -I brew the wir-tit on the court, lgton and Jef-a rat: eely easy
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Tin* is the last of six skiing !e«-vons b> Hans Hauser, three-tinie open champion of Austria and worlds foremost instructor.
There are three ways to climb hills on skis foi -tepp hills the side step is used For average hills, the skier u^es the half side-step for uphill trail®, herring-boning is the best method.
The side-step is like it sounds Tile skier places his poles in the 'lope and raise* and edge' his or her uphill ski into the slope The downhill ski i« then brought up close to and parallel with trie uphill 'kl The -top is then repeated
The half side-step is similar to the side-step but is falter. The skier raises Ole uphill ski and puts it ahead of and one foot uphill from the downhill ski. Tile downhill ski is then brought up close to the tipi * • 11 --kl and ahead of it. Tho step is then repeated
Fastest of the uphill steps ic the herring-bone so called betau-e of tire track it leaves in the snow. If however, herring boning is done on too steep a grade, it is tiring.
The student should turn tile t'*es out until his or her position is the reverse of the snow-plow position Tile !cft ski is then brought forward. its ba<k end parsing over the right -a; The right ski is then moved forward ahead of the left ski. It is exact!' like walking
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tho-e Chicago promoters want to get Heavyweight Champion James J Braddock in Chicago to sign for the Joe Louis bout, they should advance him SIB 20 of hrs $.500,000 for railroad fare . . . Even in the winter, Lou Gehrig swings at im wild pitches . . . Since Colonel Jake
Ruppert let out that blast against him. L«u has closed up like a bank. . . . The guy may not get any more than the $31,000 offered, but he's playing his hand the right way.
Mike Jacobs carries around a spare .-et of fa Le teeth . . . Walter Johnson.' considering a good radio offer . . Johnny Dundee, tagging
around the fringe of the fight crowd can scarcely talk . . . .His Adams apple was punched so much his speech grates out in a husky whisper.
The Max Bile will go on Marc most a certainty . what I tell you guy Johnston, “this kid
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FAIRMONT. Fob. ll - J1 in in' Jarrell ' Boyd I ii n ion high. school cagers. of Charleston took it on the nose again last night, dropping a 17-15 do-( 'ion to the local Dunbar .tumors. Dunbar led 9-5 at the half Boid was beaten Tuesday night at Parkersburg.
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given to understatement. James Joy also sa'' John Henry Lewi- is not only the br-t. light-heavyweight but the bc't heavyweight boxer in the business today . . . P S.: Both
Pastor and Lewis fight for Johnston.
That Fred Perry-Ell: worth Vines tour is doing better than anyone dreamed Perry himself figures
to make $75,000 for his first year s tour . . . Tony Canzonen’s new
restaurant is advertising ‘’heavyweight meals at lightweight, prices ”
Baltin ore 37, J oil Cit' * 37
St John of Annapolis 39. Washing*'in .if. 'extra period'
Pittsburgh 51 Duquesne 50 '0\«*rvmr< Wallington and Jefferson 43, VVavncj-burc 32
Georgia Tech 3fi. Sewanee 18 Hamline 44 Gustavu: Adolphus SI. X.ivic; 42. Centi-* 21 Youngstown 41. Newark 30.
MancnostOi 44. S' Joseph's 38
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Madison high school Skyhawks defeated the Sissonville high hoopers on the Wilson junior high gym Wcdnc day night by a score of 23-21 in a close scrap Green and Hatfield stored nine points each for Coach Woody Wilsons victors, while Beane tallied 12 marker for Joe Saw yers’ Indians.
The independent game will h together some fir.-t-cla." talent St Albans team features Nig \V /cl and B"b Cox, two out tam tat . Sammy's restaurant bo Everett Richardson. Vero Stew Freer Garrett and Join) Goetz
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Charleston hold? nine victories against three defeat?. The team started slowly with three victories against three defeats, but Coach Clyde 'Pud* Hutson has nursed it along so well that it has chalked up decisions in its last six trips to the floor.
Come Back to Win
Of tile nine victories notched in the local gun. Charleston has trailed at the half in four games anywhere from two to eight points. The.' staged second-half comebacks against Montgomery. St. Albans twice, and East Bank after entering the dressing room at the half on the short end of the score.
The Lions also came back strongly against Wheeling, but couldn’t quite overhaul the state champions who. by the way, are still unbeaten this season.
Since returning to the starting lineup after a ‘bari siege of flu. Forward Jimmy Fletcher has run long John Humphreys a close race for scoring honors. Jim has tallied 4,5 points in these five games, while Humphreys has dumped 52 markers into the hoop during the same period.
Cecil Gumm has proved to be a good ball hawk since joining the Lion? at. mid-year, but he is expected to be more consistent in his scoring. Gunini has scored 55 points in the seven games he has played.
Rid Marks l a< shown evidence in two of the last three games that he may yet develop into a scoring guard He tallied IO against St. Albans. failed to score against Dunbar and then came back with four goals against South Charleston. Joe Gigs can usually be depended upon for a couple of goals at guard also.
Charleston’s scoring strength is expected to get one of it? biggest tests of the season when Huntington throws its tough man-to-man defense against the Lions. Huntington-Charleston games of the la.-t tow 'ears have seldom found either team doing much scoring because of the rivalry and hard fighting displaced by the defenses.
The Express has won I! of 14 games this season and has averaged about the same number of points that ( harlcston has. The big advantage held by Eddie Blickie s refugees is their experience.
Cox-Morton, Jarrell Reds W iii Loop Tilts
Three games were placed Wednesday night in the Y. M. Ch A. Senior Bo's’ league with Cox-Morton. Jarrett Printers and the Midget Reds a inning.
Cox-Morton defeated the Daily Mail. 28-23 in a close scrap with Harmon tallying IO points to lead the winners w bile Richardson topped the Mail with eight.
Jarrett walloped Gazette Juniors. 31-7. with Adams scoring 14 points. Reuben Carp'.' Reds defeated the
Gazette Seniors. 32-28 as Patrick scored 12 points. R Cl ites and A. C"rites scored IO and eight points for the losers.
Malden and !\itro To Meet in Return Game
Malden and Nitro will meet
rim rsdJv night on the Roosevelt junior high school floor at 7:30 o'clock in tile second basket bal!
game between the teams this ' car.
Fred Huffs Nitro hoopers de
feated Harry Douglas’ Panthers in a pre'ions game. 38-25. After the high school game. the Malden Aces will battle the Church of God team in an independent game.
South Charleston Court H ill Be Scene of Play iii Sectional Meet j
For the second time in history, A sectional basket ball tournament will be held on the South Charleston high school floor, This \'as decided at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the Charleston high school athletic office with coachee and principals in attendance.
Tine tournament will run three day?, March 4-5-6. The first round will be played on Thursday, th® semi-finals on Friday and the championship game on Saturday. All sessions will be held at night. There will be no consolation game a* ruled by the state board of appeals.
Robert L Bryan, principal of South Charleston high school, was named tournament director. Hutton Strader, head football and assistant basket ball coach, will be publicity, director of the tourney.
The referee will be selected later. Toby Chandler, coach at Woodroxv Wilson junior high school, was named timer, and George Kerr. a member of the Clendenin faculty, was named official scorer.
As usual, the tourney will be seeded, with the pairings to be made February 27 at another meeting at Charleston high school. The coaches will decide what four teams will be seeded One of the,seeded teams will have a bye in the first round.
Toe *even teams entered in th:*
sectional are Charleston. Clendenin, Dunbar. Sissonville. Washington District, Elkview and South Charleston. The tournament was held on th® South Charleston floor in 1934 at which time the floor sweated so freely that much delay was caused during the games.
Charleston won the 1934 tourney and it was moved back to the local floor rn 1935. when Dunbar won the sectional. Charleston won again in 1936.
Champion Slated Iii Hog Show Ring
NEW YORK. Feb ll (APL—The Westminster Kennel club moved into the second day of its three-day show with the exhibition's titleholder set to prance into the ring sometime this afternoon to defend his crown.
The saucy little white Sealyham. Ch. St. Margaret Miagnificent of Clairedale. had before him a stiff test provided he came through his own class.
The first day s judging brought out two new contenders as well as a thud who competed against the Seal.'ham in the best of show test la<=t 'ear.
A native of England. Flornell spicy piece of Halleston. had a sensational series of victories in going to the top of the fox terrier heap. In the open class for her sex she defeated Wee Bit Tipsy of Hollyheath. best of breed last 'ear. and Crov-land Chantress O'Wildoaks. judged, best of show in the English kennel club last autumn.
Another Irish setter made a bid for the gun dog? title and a chance to show in the big ring Fridav night only by upsetting Ch Milson O'Bov, who wound up behind the Sealyham in 1936. The victor was the two year old Ch. Knightscroff Patty Bovne. chosen best of the Iri'h setts in an arduous nidging by Mrs Florence i Nagle. English Dog Expert.
Tile champion who came back was Ch White Rose of Bm ow a v. a oure white greyhound who captured be:t of her breed for the second 'ear in a row. and last 'ear represented the hounds class in the finals.
The Notre Dame eleven last fall played to the largest crowds for any season in which the Irish won oniv six games. The total of 198.000 at nome games was also the largest South Ben attendance in the Ramblers' records.
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