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February 17, 1947

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EmporU, Kansai, Monday, February 17, 1947 SPORTS— LOCAL, NEIGHBORTOWN CDflDTC OrUn I O— STATE AND NATIONAL —OF UK I O iMlirray Brown Is Offered Coaching Job at C. of L Topeka High Staff Member Accepts Grid Pott Verbally • Announcement that Murray Brown, of the Topeka High school staff, has been offered the position of head coach In both football and track and assistant director of phy- ical education at the College of Emporia was made today from the office of Dr. D. A. Hirschler, president. Mr. Brown has accepted verbally but has not yet signed a contract since he wishes to obtain a release 4 from his present positio'n by March S15 or April l" Further announcement will be made when the contract Is signed. Today's announcement ends a long period of speculation since the resignation last fall of Walt Newland, head football coach at College of Emporia. Both Dr. Hirschler and Ernie Vanek, athletic director and head basketball coach, expressed pleasure today that Brown had accepted the position here although they were unable to • say when he would assume his duties with the Emporia school. An Oiustandinff AthJete Mr. Bro-wn is a graduate of th> Warrensburg, Mo., Teachers col lege where he was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball am track. Thirty-three years old, h took his graduate work from th University of Kansas and was a member of the coaching staff both in football and basketball ther while taking his graduate work. % Before entering the Navy in 194 Mr. Brown was for one year an as sistant coach in both football and basketball at the Topeka High achool and returned to his old jol there last fall following his dls charge from the service. Mr. Brown Is expected here this week for a conference with Colleg of Emporia officials. Chicago Monarchs to 1 Show Wares in Emporia Professional Colored Five Will Meet McPherson Here Wednesday Nig'nt Emporia basketball fans will hav^. an opportunity Wednesday evening to see one of the top ball clubs o • the nation hi action when the col pred Chicago Monarchs come ti the Civic auditorium to display the!, talents against the Crump-Esbori " ¿J club of McPherson. Flashy ball handling and shoot Ing Is expected from the time of the opening whistle until the final gun when these two clubs take the court The Monarchs are members oí the major league of professonal basketball and come, to Emporia as one of the top basketball attractions o the season. The Monarchs have a record tha' in known throughout the nation and go against a worthy opponent in the McPherson Crump-Engsborg * live. Such stars as Jimmy Nutter Kenneth McBroom, Eugene Nelsor and:.Dee Day are on the Kansas team's roster. The club has a long string of victories and will move into the Kansas A. A. U. tournament in March as one of the top clubs In the meet. Former high school, service and college stars make up the 10-man McPherson squad. The Chicagoans are a professional colored club that plays ball each ••9 day of the week and keeps in shape to give fans a top display' of basketball. Emporia Teams to Play Eight Garnet Thig Week On« fe the heavtert ichedules of th« ccuon face* Emporia's two college and two high school basketball («*m» this week. The court parade will include eight fames, five O f which will b* played mi home. Emporia State will fill threo Central conference engagement!; College of Emporia hax two fames, one of which will b« a learue affair; Emporia High will take the court only once, and Roosevelt High will switif Into action twice. The week's program follows: Tuesday—Emporia State YS. St. Benedict's at Atchlson (conference); College of Emporia vs. Southwestern at Wlnfleld; Roosevelt High n. Matfleld Green at Emporia. Wednesday—Emporia State vs. Washburn at Topeka (conference) . Thursday—College of Emporia vs. Baker at Emporia (conference). Friday _ Emporia State vs. Southwestern at Emporia (conference) . Saturday — Emporia High vs. Manhattan at Emporia; Roosevelt High vs. Hamilton at Emporia. Bowling The Emporta Tobacco company Santa Fe and K. E. P. each won a pair of games in City league matches rolled Friday night at the Emporia Bowl. Victims were the Knights of Columbus, the Ten Pin Cafe and the Kiwanls club, respectively. Topping the scoring parade was McMinn, a member of the K. E. P. quintet, with 203 and Smelser of the Emporia Tobacco company, with 510. The scores: EM? TOS co. IKINGHTS OP COL Mead 125 120 I36 : ?crdln-d us 1«3 195 Moyes 100 150 i20,B. Diddc 143 Dummy H~ ,p Waters 127 113 119 Denser 130 114 miFoster 129 Smelser 161 171 iTSIKircher 142 l« 173 127 102¡Eckelson 35 44 «iKensler L ToUk 633 726 7I9¡TolaTs 691 673 763 rTEN PIJí i SANTA F A ac £?/ js -1 s íssssírt H2 " 3 us Dcmmy 150 [Riser HIckiB'n 126 13S 152 ! Gray NRTC 142 152 J85 Hcnsler Terry 145 198;Dusim y [Kandrp Totals 718 671 797'Totals KIWAJÍIS | K.E p TraroTit 118 142 152-Morse* Cary 122 139 131 Harbour ICassem 14? 128 Jl«:Jackson Shfbll'y 143 ]4< 148'Wsgo^rer Schmidt 145 12S 142 MCMinn (Hantfi-p •ToWl» «75 sso CSSlTotals Berry Hasdl'p Lynn Waldorf to H«ad Football Post At California U. Berkeley, Calif., F.eb. 17 (•*>;—Big Lynn "Waldorf had 'a new job cut to his size today — reviving the golden era of football at the Uni- Tersity of California. "challenge" v the r —. 12 years. He succeeds Frank Wickhorst whose contract was taken up amldsc a clamor of students after the Bears won only two games out of nine last season. With 2,733 cases. Minnesota was haraesl hit In the 1946 Topeka Trojans in 44-26 Win Over Emporia Hoopsters Spartan Five Trails Entire Game to Drop Eighth Decision Emporia High school's Spartans ran into another "too-tough-to- handle" proposition at Topeka Saturday night and dropped a 44-26 decision *.o the strong Topeka Tro- The Spartans had trouble finding the basket most of the evening and trailed throughout to a team that is considered one of the top high school quintets in Kansas. The Topeka five demonstrated early that It intended to win by jumping into a first quarter lead which it increased as the game progressed. At the end of the first period the Trojans were out in front by 11 to 6 and at half time held a 22-15 advantage. The third stanza was Topeka's best, the northeastern Kansas team piling up 15 ooints to hold a 37-18 margin as the final period opened. Gordon, red-headed Trojan forward, displayed a fancy brand of basketball against the Spartans, besides playing a good defensive game chalked up six baskets and a pair of free throws for 14 points and high scoring honors. Leslie Hayes, Emporia's top point-maker, again set «he pace for the Spartans with 12 points made via four field goals and a quartet of gift shots. Falter in Second Half The Emporia hoopsters remained fairly close on the heels of the Trojans during the first half but faltered In the third and fourth periods. The Spartans were cold In the third quarter and could register but three points to drop far behind. The defeat at the hands of Topeka was the eighth of the season for Coach Wood Bloxom's charges and dropped them below the .500 mark. They have entered seven games on the credit side of the ledger. In a preliminary game Saturday night the Emporia sophomores made a battle of It for more* than a half before succumbing 40-22. The young Spartans played a bang-up brand of ball in the opening stanza to gain a 7-poInt lead at 12-5 but ran out of steam in the" second canto to surrender the lead at half time 17-15. In the final two periods the Topeka reserves ran away with the ball game. *?u H U> ° f T °P fika - lec * the scoring with 10 points while Harry LaCerte set the pace for Emporia with six. Only one game is on tap for Emporia High this week—against Manhattan here Saturday night. It will be the final home game of the season for the Spartans as they will play games In foreign territory next week and conclude their regular season at Arkansas City on March 1. The box scores: TOPEKA (U) ¡EMPORIA (29) « pfl if tt pr Gordon, f Benson," í rt. f McParl'd, i. , Lambert, c o McCon'lI. (32 Archer, j' o l Smith, g o o Barrett, 2 '4 ; K!skey. f 1 0,G. Carr. r 2;Thorntorj, f O -Í 0 0 0 OiWoodbury, "f í 3 3 0 2-Brockel'n, f 0 0 0 0 l^Ralns c 10* 1 ¡Collins, c Oil OjM. Carr. g 2 0 1 •• K «04 K 000 Toia'í 1 0 17 10 la] Total* A.. . ll I0 I",Total* 11 i i- Oííic!al»: Mel^nheimer mud Oodlove. TOPEKA "B-^ («» JEMFORIA "B" ig Schuster, f Stelr/yer, { re. í pard^ í Roberts, c 0 O.HoKaans, f 0 . ShTJll. f Junten, Jort*ch O O OjHurit. r i 2 3 3;Sher5roo<í í o 0 O o;Burkey. í o 3 O IjLaCerte { ~1 - O O lÍDuncan. O O llCrist. c O O i;Harr. g 5 O 2 "Phillips « O i:Smith, u O o llRode*. g T231 II pf O O 1 O O O 3 O 1 2 I O I 0 O 2 O 1 2 1 2 O I Hornets Lose 5755 Court Thriller To Drake Bulldogs Last Second Goal Is Margin of Victory; Reeser Tops Scoring The high-flying Hornets of Emporia State lost a heart-breaking court decision to the mighty Drake Bulldogs before nearly 3,000 popeyed fans here Saturday night when Forward Gene Ollrich dropped a desperation heave-from far out on the court in the final three seconds of play to give the touring Missouri Valley team a 57-55 decision. K Z «m?f a * ough Bame to lose. Led by Wilbur Reeser, who at times was many degrees hotter than the proverbial depot stove, the Hornets dished up one of their best games of the season and looked like winners much of the second half A* one. time in the last stanza they held a 12-point advantage but faded m the face of a determined Drake rush that gave a -storybook endin" to the most thrilling game play»d here this season. Held 42-30 Margin After coming from behind earlv In the fracas to gain a 4-point margin at 31-27 to end the first half the blazing E-Staters spurted into a ^2-30 lead that looked almost insurmountable. Suddenly, however the Iowa team began to gather speed. Within six minutes the Bulldogs had drawn to within one point at 44-43 and shortly afterward squeezed into the lead at 45-44. From then on It was a dog fight Both teams battled furiously for the remaining time and with one minute and 20 seconds to go th« visitors still had a 1-point lead at 53-52. The next 60 seconds were scoreless but with 20 seconds remaining "Corky" Wright hit one to put the Hornets in front Five seconds later Gene Ollrich, who was Drake's chief trouble maker all evening, sank one for his club and again the Missouri Valley quintet sneaked into the lead. Only six seconds of the ball game remained when Wilbur Reeser was fouled and calmly dunked the free 'toss to deadlock the count at 55 all and to all intents and purposes send the game into an extra period The Bulldogs had another idea however. Gaining possession of the ball, the visitors broke fast, moved across the middle court and Oil- rich let loose with a long heave that dropped three seconds before the final buzzer sounded. It was a sensational end to a thrilling ball game and left the wildly c" fans limp. Brilliant Shooting Features Brilliant shooting by both teams featured the game. Reeser, although he missed many shots in the first /half, enjoyed one prolonged hot spell during which he couldn't miss. His most breath-taking heave was a long toss from near mid-court just as the horn sounded ending the first half. The ball was in the air as time ran cut and dropped through the hoop to give the Hornets their 4-point margin at intermission time. Reeser ran off -with scoring honors when he manufactured 20 points on nine baskets and a pair of charity nips. Towering John Pritchard, Drake's 6-foot 9-inch center, was held in check most of the game but managed to score 12 points. He surrendered honors to Ollrich, however, who piled up 14. How furiously fought the game was the entire route ,is shown by the fact that the. score -was tied seven times with the lead changing hands nine times. In a preliminary tut the 'Hornet "B" team took it on the chin from the Junction City VFW quintet 48-31. The game was close until the second half when the visitors drew away to a comfortable lead. Ike Emerlch. former Emporia State star, now playing for Junction City, gave a first class scoring exhibition by dumping 22 points through the hoop. Anderson was tops for the Junior Hornets with six. The visitors led at the half 19-16. The box scores: DRAKE (57) [EMP_ STATE Í55) ÍE ft pfi O. Ollrich. 167 s'smllEj-.r 0 0 OJMcVer! I O 3¡B. Lltchfd, Sapp. I Rothbart. í i Pritchard. c 5 2 2J Foster í Erar.s. g 60 3¡ Wright Dirtier.. 5 - - - Flick. f Jíarlor, r Totals WJchU» U 3 1 3¡ Campbell, c 3 < «¡W. Litchfd, g O O «i Reeser. j íg H pf 145 133 * 3 2 000 302 I 0 1 220 922 21 13 15 1 0 1| 101| 13 4 lS¡Toti Godlove and '•* 8 6 15 Me!senhel=i*r. Virgil Wins Greenwood •pm-fiV* T? C: I Eureka. Feb. 1 • — Vlreil the Greenwood county ' advanta ** The winners ead and had half time. > seven baskets 'or 18 ] >rs whi ~ -«»^ nttu Ol-C* Madison with seven each. T™*^ ^" te * m championship went to Hamilton following a 17-14 -tctory over Lamont while Reece won the consolations by deieatinz Severy 23-20. fS it pj! EmcrJch g ^ 2iPcr=ceIl Monteóme ry 001 Lamb Kr.op.' B l 2'Grima Woods 100 Larfcln Sander. i 2 2 Anderson J: 00!l 2 1 o;Co:e«»n Crawford i o 2 Stokes Perry o O rshanlee ¡Clark" [Taylor i Griffith ÍB ft 00 00 00 310 1 2 3 2 Totftls porla State. 20 3 llj Totals u 7 jj Ar.dr?irj and Grllfith. Em- Probably the most fertile fish in the world, the common ling produces 30 milljoa eggs at a ton! League Spotlight on McPherson, Wesleyan Game Friday Night Kansas City, Feb. 17 <&) — The McPhercon college Bulldogs, who nave been up-and-down all winter will tangle with the Kansas conference leading Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes at Salina Friday In one of the state's top basketball games of the week. The number I pre-season favor- He, McPherson has won rive and lost five and could regain prestige m deieatirjg: the Coyotes who are humming along with seven wins against a lone defeat. McPhen=on beat Bethel, 43-36, Saturday night The runner-up Ottawa Braves closed in on Wesleyan the past week by bumping both McPherccn and Bethany and are only half & fame off the pace at 7-2. The Brakes have one conference game this wesk. meeting Bethany at McPherson Thursday night j Bakers Wildcats, who climbed j out of the cellar last week despite THE EMPORIA DAILY GAZETTE * ••' ••• • —— Junior High to Play Junction City Here a 52-So loss to Bethany Saturday night, will play at College oí Eni- poria and take on Bethel, who sank into last place, at Bethel Friday. College of Emporia will meet Southwestern at Winfleld Tuesday in a non-conference game, whil" Ottawa plays outsider Sterling college at Sterling Saturday The Standings; W L Pet. Pts.Ops. Kan. Wesleyan 7 1 .875 417 338 ottaw a _ 7 2 .778 449 408 McPherson ... 6 5 .500 461 445 £• of E - 4 5 .444 387 438 B <*hany 4 5 .444 380 435 ^ akver 2 5 .286 327 339 Bethel 2 8 .200 442 459 Three Conference Foes To Get Crack at Hornet* This Week Kansas City, Feb. 17 W)—Three teams will get a crack at Emporia State's perfect record in the Central conference basketball standings this week as Coach Gus Fish's Hornets close in on the championship for 1947. Emporia State has won five in as many starts, while their closest competiton is o/fered by the St Benedict's Ravens and Pittsburgh Gorillas, each at 4-3. The Hornets play at St. Benedict's Tuesday and the Ravens wil be battling with their backs to the wall in an effort to keep in the running. The Washburn Ichabods, tied with Fort Hays State (3-4) for fourth and fifth places, will entertain Emporia State at Topeka Wednesday before the Hornets return home to meet Southwestern Friday night. Other conference games will match Southwestern and Pitfcsburp at Pittsburg Thursday, and St' Benedict's and Fort Hays at Hays Saturday. Southwestern has R non-conference date with College of Emporia at wlnfield tomorrow. The Standings: ,-, , w L p ct. Pts.Ops. Emporia State 5 0 1.000 260 215 St. Benedict's . 4 3' .571 314 298 Pittsburg 4 3 .571 317 317 Fort Kays ..__ 3 4 .429 360 367 Washburn 3 4 429 3^4 343 Southwestern . 1 6 J43 287 322 Flashes of Life Fire Alarm All Wet Philadelphia—Firemen answered a downtown fire alarm to find Plenty of water already there—but no fire. Janitors at a paper company decided to use fire hoses to wash down the floors of the building. The hoses were attached to a sprinkler system—and that set off the fire alarm. Mechanical Monstrosity Ogden Utah, Feb. 17 {/P)_ A motorist asked Deputy County Assessor "° n , Ga r ner to assess his automobile for taxation. a « BU L <Ga r ner wasn ' fc able to Knd any hit of the proper levy on that type of car In the tax book It had a 1930 Graham body, a 1937 Ford frame, and a 1946 Mercury engine. • Gas Eater «£**?'J*\ 17 ^-The Pratt High school bought a used Navy training plane for use In Its aviation classes for only S100. But after it was flown here from a Texas field Superintendent Amos Glass said it-, would be used only ior ground Instructions. The gasoline bill for the trip was S22, almost one-fourth the cost of the plane. Persistent Customer Chicago, Feb. 17 OP>_John Peta- hara came into the Chicago avenue police station seeking a place to sleep. In the morning he complained. The bench was too hard. The cops made too much noise at morning roll call. Besides." he said, "the pnsoners have nice cots to sleep on. I've got my rights!" "O. K.," snorted Sgt. Frank Sheehan. He booked Petahara on a disorderly conduct charge. "You can have a cell for the next 24 hours." "That." said Petahara, "Is what I came here for in the first place," LAST RITES AT WICHITA Wichita, Feb. 17 (/F,~The body of Sister M. Vivian of Mount St Mary's convent, long a piano teacher in Catholic schools here will be returned to Wichita today for funeral rites. Sister Vivian, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, died Saturday at Win field. "There's nothing- organically wrong: with you, Mrs. Smith, you're just working too hard . . . just take this prescription to your husband ... it says, 'send your washing to the Laundry!' " "LmtnJry Washed Clothe* Are Cleaner" Willie Knox, Emporia Junior High school coach, announced today that his team's scheduled game with the Emporia High Sophomores this week had been called off and at the same time disclosed that the Junior High will play a game here Tuesday afternoon with Junction City. The game will be called at 3 o'clock. Basketball Title to Chase County High Special toThp OiW.ti- Elmdnle, Feb. 17-^Chase County High school is the champion of Chase county following Us 40-31 triumph over Mutílela Green in the finals of the county tournament here Saturday night. The victors led throughout, with the outcome never in doubt. Chase County High held quarter advantages of 6-1, 21-5 and 33-15. Third place went to Strong City, which squeezed out a 23-22 victory over Clements while Elmdale won the consolations by defeating Cedar Point In another close game 31-29. HOWARD QUINTET CHALKS UP SEVENTEETH VICTORY Special to The Gazette: Howard, Feb. 17—Howard High High school chalked up its 17th win In 18 starts this season by overpowering Elk City here-Thursday night 68-22. Howard rolled up a 36-7 margin at half-time. Clark was hig scorer of the evening with 27 points. The Howard "B" team defeated Elk City 32-25 to knock the latter quintet from the top spot in the league standings. . 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