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INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Thursday, October 3, 1940 IT MAY seem odd to suggest that the Rt. Hen. Dr. John Bain Sutherland, better known as Jack, is tackling a new sort of Job. The job is still coaching a football team, but this time it is the Brooklyn Dodgers and not the Pittsburgh Pan- thers. "This is my first shot at pro foot- hall," Jack tells you, "and rll have to admit it may be something en- tirely different. "For example, there's the matter of forward passing. As you know we liked to hang onto the ball at Pittsburgh as long as we could. I used good passers when I had them, but I didn't like to throw the ball around too much when I didn't have them. "It is different with the Dodgers. We have the passers, one of the best in Ace Parker, and we'll do our full share of air work. I know also that pro crowds demand a more open or more spectacular game. College football is full of spectacular play, but no fireworks are demanded by the crowds." Big crowds still remember those slashing Panther backs who ran and blocked with an offensive that was hard to stop. Speed Before Weight "Being new at this pro game," Jock continued, "I may be entirely wrong, but I still don't believe weight is as important as some oth- ers do. l'd rather have a fast 190- pound lineman than a slower player at ?.~0 or 240. I still believe In speed far above bulk. That extra yard or two in moving around means more than you might think." "What about a big, fast man?" I asked Jock. "As for instance?" Jock asked. "Well, Cal Hubbard?" *"How many Hubbards do you see around?" Jock said. "I mean 240 or 245-pound players who are just as SOCK SUTHERLAND fast as your backs and ends? We haven't seen many Hubbards in foot- ball. Or Fat Henrys either. The 1940 rush may break all rec- ords, both among the colleges and the pros. Sport remains the big mind distractor and football leads all other competitions in this re- spect. I can't recall when the college game had so many strong teams-- scattered all over the map---Cornell, Princeton, Fordham, Tennessee, Al- abama, Tulane, Texas A. and M Southern Methodist, Ohio State, Min- nesota, Michigan, Notre Dame, Southern, California, Washington, Duke, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebras- ka, L. S. U Texas, T. C. U Geor- gia Tech and Santa Clara. And even this list is only a partial roll c all. There should be at least 35 excep- tionally strong college teams this year and they cover all known and explored sections of the map. The Football Phenomenon Pound for pound, one of the great football players and one of the most amazing is 150-pound Dave O'Brien of Bert Bell's Philadelphia Eagles. Little Dave has one record that is almost beyond belief. As ! recall the vital statistics O'Brien's slight frame has never left a football game through injuries in five years of col- lege and pro play. Be finished three years with T. C. U.'s hard schedule minus a dent in his small but solid system. And he was always be- tween a 50 and 60-minute man. He was supposed to be too small for the pro game. But in place of being rumpled into a shapeless mass Little Dave went along passing and running and kicking without any trouble. You might ask Steve Owen of the N. Y. Giants about him. "One of the best 1 ever saw," Steve said, "smart running his team, a fine ball carrier and one of the best of all passers. And above all as tough as green hickory when it comes to taking his share of being knocked about." O'Brien completed 40 passes in his last two pro games a year ago. That ought to be a record--and I think it is. Star Running Backs A group of football coaches were talking about the star running backs of football, apart from the power- house delegation. In the discussion my top nomina- tion was Cliff Battles, and no one cared to dispute the pick. Cliff Bat- tles and Red Grange were two of the first nominations. Cliff will tell you he was rarely even jarred. Extremely fast and slippery, he had a way of avoiding any shock tackling. No one could pick an opening quicker. By LEMUEL F. PARTON (ConzoUd~ted Features---WNU Service.} NEW YORK.--In Uncle Remus, Brer Fox said to Brer Tarripin. "You ain't seen no trouble yit. I'm de IDan w'at can show yer trouble." ,And that goes The Per?oct Fool for Ed Wynn Once Again /Sand adds to Fooling tile Jinx the public zest in whooping it for his new revue, "Boys and Girls Together," at its Boston tryout. His revue sounded extemporaneous, like everything else he does, and seemed to make people feel that even these dire days will end when an old mas- ter, who though be was licked, can thus improvise a knockout. 8et upon by a blizzard of trou- bles, financial and domestic, two years ago, Brer Fox Wynn re- tired to his Park avenue cave to sit around in his pajamas and bite his nails. Then something touched off a giggle or two and he began trying on funny hats, and working up a few gags. He began to feel better, and along came George Wood and Pat C. FHck with a bankroll. That recent mess of trouble was Mr. Wynn's twenty-seventh upset, in the light of which his comeback is not so surprising. His radio chain was as fragile as a Vassar daisy chain and took $300,000 of his money. A delayed income tax time bomb blew up a similar amount. Harassed by lawsuits and whatnot he found his wellspring of gags had dried up. He shopped around for new and used gags, but found none in stock. It was his own inner resources which finally reclaimed and reissued the waggish Mr. Wynn. Funny hats have figured tn his karma from the first. His fa- ther, a milliner, came from Czecho-Slovakla and his mother from Turkey. In the millinery shop, he handed himself many a laugh, trying on hats. When he was 16, his father said it was time for him to take up the mil- linery trade, but he had other Ideas. He tied a shirt and a Sunday suit into a Dick Whit- tington bundle and made his way to Norwich, Conn. He talked his way into a rousta- bout job with a barnstorming com- pany, presently got a small part, and burlesqued it just enough to re- veal his genius for comedy. Twelve years of barnstorming and vaude- ville followed. His recurring trou- bles have been such that 'Interview- ers or critics usually stress the Pagliacci note when writing about him, but it's rollicking, sympathetic laughter which greets his happy comeback. WINSTON CHURCHILL stirs wide interest and approval with his demand for simple and pre- cise language, official and unofficial, More and More in the interest of national ef- People Taking Up fectiveness. His own re- Word Gunnery c e n t a d - dresses have been models of clarity and force. He has risen nobly to the demands of the hour. All the more credit to him in view of his previous lapses. This department has dredged up an old speech of Mr. Churchill's in which he scolded certain offenders for "terminologi. cal inexactitude," and deplored the public trend toward ornate lan- guage. Perhaps under the pressures and urgencies of the times pre- cisionists are coming forward in the entire field of communica- tions as they are in machine tooling. War casualties among pedants and mystagogues may be heavy. Over here, Charles A. Collin takes a long overdue swipc at the mystic word maze of life insurance policies, as he addresses the Insurance Adver- tising conference in Atlantic City. This writer has been thrown for a loss every time he tried to read an insurance policy and has had to take them en- tirely on faith. Also in tune with the times is Judge Pecora's deep pondering and long-studied decision in that ques- tion mark or period case. Sixteen entrants in a civil service examina- tion were sustained against their examiners when they picked the question mark as the proper ending for a certain sentence. Just getting under way before the war started there was in England a society for general word renova- tion and fumigation and the further- ance of good diction. In these en- deavors, Mr. Churchill now gets a putout, but something more than an assist should go to the mischievous and ironic A. P. Herbert, the par- liamentary gag man who was far ahead of Mr. Churchill in blasting at over-elegant word setups. Half Irish, the author of about 20 novels, and a half-dozen plays, he has pinked much revered, but preten- tious usage. Velveteen, Spotted Fur, Plaid, 'Big Three' in College Vote By CHERIE NICHOLAS THE college girl fashion picture bids fair to be largely a matter of gay velveteen and gorgeous plaids--and we are going to see just "oodles" of leopard and other spot- ted furs. This means that what- soe'er the event graced by the pres: ence of her majesty, Miss College Girl, the scene will be one of ani- mated and youthful fashions. At that highly significant event, the semi-annual fashion show presented recently by the Style Creators of Chicago, the supremacy of vel- veteen, plaids and spotted furs was emphasized in a group of fashions for college-faring girls. The illds* trations show four from among the hosts of stunning fall and winter models that received the applause of an enthusiastic audience: Looking at the fetching costume suit ensemble to the left in the g~oup pictured, one readily understands at a glance the "reason why" a tre- mendous velveteen vogue is spread- ing throughout all fashiondom this season. In the life of the college girl especially, velveteen is going to play a stellar role. She will look sweet and lovely indeed in a cos- tume suit of this type which is fash- ioned by a leading style creator of wine colored velveteen for the coat with white saddle stitching around the buttonholes, and the smart pouch pockets are shirred. The dress is crepe in the same color. Note the very smart pompadour bonnet. The grand and the practical and the economical part of this long-coat ensemble is that the coat itself is a valuable asset in any girl's ward- robe, It not only partners perfectly with the crepe dress but can be v0orn as a wrap with one's party gowns. For afternoon affairs with more or less formal gowns it will be looked upon admiringly and will be cov- eted by every girl present. The story of velveteen as it is un- folding in the season's fashion events includes adorable little afternoon dresses in fas- cinating colors. The stores are showing little velveteen classics, so- called because they are styled with such exquisite simplicity. It is best to buy this type, for it "shows off" costume jewelry to the 'nth degree of glamour. Velveteen can be very informal when it chooses. Cunning jackets are made of it that look good when worn with' bright plaid skirts. Often these vel- veteen jackets are lined with the plaid of the skirt. Speaking of plaids--they are su- perbly beautiful this year. It is no wonder style creators are turning out not only handsome coats of it but suits made all of plaid. They are the "last word" in high fashion .this fall. The costume suit that has a long coat is the smartest of the smart for fall. As pictured to the right, the long plaid coat tops a dress ~vhose monotone color keys to some one leading tone in the plaid. The coat modeled here is a fashion of distinction. The soft wool plaid fashioning it is not to be outclassed in its superb coloring and its high- tone quality. As is true of most costume-suit coats this fall, this one is painstakingly finished in detail so as to serve smartly as a separate wrap with any and every dress or suit. Be sure to note the plaid jacket suit with hat to match centered below in the picture. It is a college girl favorite. A college girl will look her most alluring in the new fall red costume suit (see center above). It has Just enough leopard fur on the tiny collar and stylish muff to satisfy without being overdone. Looks chic on her large sombrero, too. Leopard and other spotted furs certainly qualify as eligible to be counted in on the "big three" so conspicuously pres- ent in the college girl fashion pic- ture. In fact, the vogue fbr spotted fur coats and accessories is devel- oping into almost an epidemic among the smart young set. (Released by Western Newspaper Union.) Knitted Sleeves Knitted accents on your tweeds and other wool fashions are being interpreted in clever ways this fall. Attractive little wool frocks often have fancy hand-knitted pockets to- gether with collars and cuffs. Insets of knitted motifs are among the novel uses, and 'they certainly add an attractive feature to the new dresses and blouses and coats In the picture a very modern suit of handsome green tweed has knitted sleeves. A cleverly gored skirt and matching tweed bag contribute dis- tinguishing style touches. Also popular is a one-piece knitted dress with a flared skirt topped by a cardigan style bodice. Fullness of Skirts Variously Positioned While a slim silhouette is the goal of the majority of designers, this does not mean there is entire ab- sence of fullness. The fact is that designers are managing to intro- duce fullness for ease of action with utmost ingenuity. A panel of full- ness at the side front springing from under a clever pocket, a few gather- ings at each side of the front and a deliberate bringing of fulness to the direct front are some of the maneu- vers being made in the newer fash- ions. The new side move involves the fastening of coats and dresses. There is no end to the cunning with which this new turn of affairs is be- ing eploited. The new to-one-side fastening of coats is cspecialy in- teresting. New Prints Adopt Patrmtlsm Themes The craze for patriotic themes in fashion's realm reflects in the sea- son's newest prints. In washgoods sections the stars and stripes are floating throughout cleverly pat- terned cottons, linens, broadcloths and spun rayons. Such motifs as flags, eagles, military emblems and" the like are patterning washable wcave~ in artful attractive manner. For scarfs and blouses and acces- sory items, there is a series of shiny rayon crepe weaves that are most intriguing. In this class you will find the American eagle, the Amer- ican flag on a starry ground and even the Statue of Liberty. GENERAL HUGH S. JOHNSON Unlmd FIt~ WNU b~ TRIBUTE TO BANKHEAD NEW YORK.--This Is Pretty late for a piece about the passing of Speaker Bankhead, but if it were even later, I couldn't let the going of a great man pass without at least the tribute of a sigh. These Bankheads have been south- ern public men in the very finest of American traditions--father and three sons. The father of the late speaker and present Senator Bank- head also was a senator. A third brother was a cadet at West Point in my time and became an able and beloved officer in our army. The~ were all much alike in ap- pearance and more alike in charac- ter-courteous, considerate, brave, loyal, gentle and kind. Those are a lot of adjectives, but I considered every one before .I wrote it, and I couldn't fairly or accurately have omitted any. I never met anybody, associate or op- ponent, in public life or out, who didn't have about that opinion of these men, which is a remarkable circumstance indeed. The late speaker was noted for all these qualities and, notwithstanding intense party loyalty, for leaning over backward to be fair to the opposition minority. RED CAPS Mayor LaGuardia wants to mo- bllize the Pullman porters for the New Deal third term. I don't know about the Pullman porters. They are railroad employees. Neither NRA nor its successor labor laws could help them much. Certainly the mayor would have harder sled- ding with the station porters. Both the red caps and the public are reg- imented by the wages and hours ad- ministration and they don't like it. Before the more abundant life came to them, while there was no- body to guarantee their maximum hours and minimum weekly wage, and no compulsion on the passengers to pay them 10 cents for every pack- age toted, they found the traveling public reasonably generous. A two- bit tip was usual for a real load. Sometimes it was only a dime and sometimes nothing. But these cases were exceptions--usually old ladies and country bankers of the David Harum type. A compulsory dime for every package carried was an untried ex- periment. Now the red caps wish it had never been tried, even if when the public doesn't collectively pay their minimum wages in full, their employers--the terminal or railroad companies--have to make up the difference. The boys variously estimate to me that it has reduced their incomes on the average 10 to 25 per cent. They would prefer Adam Smith's doctrine of laissez-faire to the Henry Wal- lace thesis of "regulate everything." They want their rugged individual- ism restored. Formerly, and because he didn't have to, the average passenger with one man-sized grip willingly gave a quarter for carrying it. Now Uncle Sam tells him that 10 cents is enough and that the porter must take it. Soroetimes, as in a recent experi- ence of our First Lady, who left a train with seven parcels, what with the hurry and bustle and this and that, the passenger forgets the new rule and, as in that experience, hands out half a buck and thinks it generous. It used to be, but now the tariff should be 70 cents. The carrier-for-hire relationship has not yet been sufficiently established for these small enterprisers to demand the extra dimes. Just the same, they get debited by the company exactly as though they had been collected, This also may be imagination, but some of the red caps think they see a Tendency to fewer but larger p~ .ees of luggage. DRAFT LAW The conscription bill is a law and .~ is high time. But because of the last-minute rush and the sheer poli- tics and demagoguery of part of the debate, a perfectly unworkable, un- constitutional and almost unintelli- gible provision was jimmied into it --the provision relating to compul- sory orders and, in the alternative or in addition, the condemnation of plants. It providcs that either the secre- tary of war or the secretary of the navy may place an order with a manufacturer at a price fixed by the secretary. If the manufacturer docsn't proceed to fill it at that price and give it priority over all other orders, it shall be dcemed a felony punishable by three years' impris- onment and a fine up to $50,000. Also, in case of a failure not only to take but to fill the order, the plant may be seized and operated by the government. As this column has repeatedly urged, the government must have power to commandeer not only man- ufacturing plants but also supplies, warehouses, wharves, roads, docks, ships and even railroads. The pres- ent provision applies only to com- pulsory orders for manufacture and to manufacturing plants. I am aware of no experienced authority who contests the granting of such a power to the President wizen properly defined. For the rea- son of its almost total insufficiency as Just explained, the provision is not properly defined. Write for free booklet on AVIATION TRAINING WESTERN AIR COLLEGE Alhambra Airport - - Alhambra. Cgl/f, dAU O COURT Me sere. station, store, nice living qtrs good bus. Priced right. Terms. OWNI~.R, 27576 Nfles Road - Hayward, CattL FURS FUR COATS--CHUBBIES- --.HECKPIECES DOW Ft~R WAREHOUSE "Hou*# 5y Z~O JZu Bargain" IRa Kem~y hr. a~t ~ Vleer, ~ I~ 10~ eztra discount with this advtrtt~men~ BOOKg RESORT SILVER SPRINGS LODGE AND COT-:- TAGES. 2 miles north of Port Orford, Oregon, highway 101. Year 'round bust. nasa. Completely equipped, steam heat. electric ltghl. $2,500 will handle, balance small payments, OWNER~W. GARVIN, COSMOS HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO. COFFEE 3 FOUNDS ANKOLA, MOCHA and BOGOTA COFFEE for $1. 4 pounds Kona or Bogota blend for $I. Mention grind wanted. Postage paid. CONSUMERS COY. FEE CO 1613 3rd Ave San Diese, CallS. L OUEST'0Ns For a little variety bake your pies in square or rectangular- shaped pans. Often they are eas- ier to cut into equal portions from such a shape. R To keep marshmallows moist, store them in the bread box. $ S * A novelty container which will hold several of the handsome vine plants is a clear glass bowl about five inches in diameter. Plants such as the ivy or philodendron will take root in such bowl filled with clear water, and the effect is stunning. R $ When using pastry flour in cook- ing use a little more ,than when using bread flour. Bread flour thickens a little stiffer than pastry flour. BY YOUR LAXATIVE-RELIEVE CONSTIPATION THIS MODERN WAY When you feel gessy, headachy, fogy due to clogged-up bowels, do as milllon# do--take Feen-A-Mint at bedtime. Next morning--thorough, comfortable relief, helping you start the day full of your normal energy and pep, feeling like a millionl Feen-A-Mint doesn't disturb your night's rest or interfere with work the next day. "Pry Feen-A-Mint, the chewing gum laxative, yourselF. It tastes good, it's handy and economical a family supply costs only Inquire Within Go to your bosom; knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. FELLOWS tell the tale: WIELAltD S BEER WIELAND'S ALE Foolish Sheep It's a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor. DRACKER HOTEL & APTS. 1o8z4 Mndbrook Drive * Los Angeles Exclus. Westwood i)Istrtct. Loeatod in Beau- tlful Westwood }/ills, All-elee. AptS. and Rooms with Hotel Service. Beautiful ]and- seeped Patio. Sun-deck Lounge. Free subter- raneanR~arage with ei~vau)r direct to lto,)ms. Attend U. (L L. A. or U. S O. FootbaU Games. Ilotel adj. to famous Hollywood, Bew,rl }/ills and I~m Angeles shops and night Spots. FOLDERS UPON REQUEST RATESf $2.S0 and S3.50 Per Day "All the Traffic Would Bear" There was a time in America when there were no set prices. Each merchant charged what he thought "the traffic would bear." Advertising came to the rescue of the consumer. It led the way to the estab- lished prices you pay when you buy anything today.