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Part 2 Tuesday, Nov. 20,1951 STRANGE AS, IT SEEMS By Elsie Mix 115! / MNNY RED COSPJSCLES 'Ing MOON ,, ALWAYS Tj»i IKS eJAS SID' ..-'.·-r-.;'. -·:V--v,-- To.VASD ·:··;"·: -":·_-.C ND ONE II--H Wt4^ : Thomlon Margin Over Bloom Widest Since 30-12 Score in '43 When Thornton d e f e a t e d Bloom, 25 to (!. last Wednesday, it was the widest margin by which a match between the old rivals was decided since 193G, when the Wildcats clawed the Trojans, 30 to 12. If memory serves, Johnny Sullivan, later shortstop for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns, was a. Thornton star, while Bloom was led by Bob Morrow, ex-football C a r d i n a l and former Illinois \Vesleyan grid coach. A review of the record reveals that while the rivalry is fairly even, wherever there is a one-sided decision, it is in Thornton's favor. The Wildcats triumphed. 20-0. in 1932. 47-0 in 1919, 57-7. in 1912 and, 26-0. in 1911. Bloom's big gest margin was 19-0, in 1920 and again in 1927. Dive-bombed by some flu bugs, we missed last week's {.Mi- counter, but had we ventured out we'd have probably been left gasping and reeling at the entrance to Memorial field. Why, B l o o m actually supplied a n honest-to-goodne.ss program, one listing the names and numbers of the players in type which could bo read without the aid of a magnifying glass. An old and pointless rule forbidding advertising on a program of a school event has apparently been tossed into the scrap heap, where it belongs. · But there was a serious flaw. Where were the names and n u m - bers of Thornton's freshman- sophomore team? And why didn't Thornton sup- plv Ray Olson's name for its var- sitv roster? Most Bloom fans went away t h i n k i n g the end who made those great catches was a fellow named Triumph. He was listed as No. 3G, the numeral worn by Olson. These are "little" things, but in view of sagging attendance figures this fall, high schools had better develop public relations and keep those "little" things in mind. Offered other forms of entertainment in large and inexpensive doses, the public is no longer of a mind to "take" when the alternative is "take it or leavo it." . And before we forget it. the on-the-field yard m a r k i n g s chalked on tho Bloom gridiron this fall ' b u t erased by the snow prior to the Thornton game) were a definite help to spectators. Other schools in the South Suburban would do well to follow suit. A list supplied this department shows that Joe Kwasek led Bloom in tackles last Wednesday with seven. Tho husky junior, a good man all season found himself in the Thornton Fractional tilt. He is a red-hot guard prospect for next season. Some of those "laughing boys" who line up with him might move closer and let some of Kwasek's determination rub off. Specifically, we have Oorge (Continued on page 2). In the face of n continuing search of a f i f t h man to round out his starting team. Dale Love, Bloom basketball coach, voiced the confident opinion t h a t "We'll have as good a team as we've had at Bloom as far as tho first five men are concerned." The statement indicates that while Love is certain he'll t u r n ip a capable f i f t h man to fit in with the four veterans--Billy Schoof, Jerry Collinge, Sam Cameli and Denny Murphy--he isn't too sure about his "bench" Right now, with the season's opener with Downers Grove on Saturday night looming ahead, it appears t h a t the s t a r t i n g team will be one of two combinations. Vs. Thornton Dec. 7 The first and most likely possibility is Collinge and George Varalio at forwards, Schoof at center and Cameli and M u r p h y at guards. A second combo would see Schoof and Collinge at forwards. Charley Manson at center and Cameli and Murphy at guards. Saturday's encounter will open r. lengthy home stay for the Trojans, who play host to Marseilles and East Aurora the following week-end. The South Suburban conference opener is set for Friday, December 7, against Thornton at Harvey. The schedule follows: Saturday. November 21--Downers Grove, here. Friday, November 30--Marseilles, here. Saturday. December 1--East Aurora, here. Friday, December 7--Bloom at Thornton. Friday, December 14--Thornton Fractional, here. Saturday. December 15-rBloom at Kankakee. Friday December 21--Bloom at Blue Island. December 27-2S-29--Pontiac Inv i t a t i o n a l tourney. Friday. January 4--Lockport, here. Friday. J a n u a r y 11--Bloom at Eldorad'o. Saturday, January 12--Bloom at Harrisburg. Friday. January 18--Argo, here. Saturday, January 10--Bloom at Leyden. Friday, January 2~--Thornton, here. Friday, February 1--Bloom at Thornton Fractional. Friday. February S--Blue Island, here. Saturday, February 9--Bloom at Lockport. Friday. February 15--Kankakee. here. Friday, February 22--Bloom at Argo. Saturday. February 23--Mooseheart, here. Friday, February 2D--Leyden. here. By HAROLD SHYMKUS Starting Friday night against Riverside, Thornton will open a 23-g a m c basketball schedule which will pit the Flying Clouds against some of the best teams in the state. Not since 1942 has Thornton been faced with a schedule of the caliber drawn up for 1951-52 by Coach Tom Nisbet. By staying out of _ holiday tournaments, Thornton is permitted by IHSA rule to book 23 opponents and Nisbet has put together a card which offers his cagers no'soft touches. Holiday Trip Some of the better non-conference aggregations t h a t will face the Flying Clouds this year are Moline" Bradley. West and East Rockford, Quincy and Danville. Probably the biggest test for Thornton will be the week-end of December 27 and 28 when it travels to- Rockford to face the East and West teams. Thornton's schedule will be as follows--Riverside. November 23, here; York, December 1, there; Bloom, December 7, here; Moline, December 8, there; Leyden, December 14, here; Bradley, December 15, here; Thornton Fractional, December 21. there; West Rockford, December 27, there; East Rockford. December 28, there; Blue Island, January 4. here; Lockport. January 11, there; DeKalb. January 12. here; K a n k a - kee, J a n u a r y IS, here; Argo. January 19, there; Bloom. J a n u a r y 25, there; Leyden, Februaiy 1, there; Quincy, February 2. here; Thornton Fractional. February 8, here; Blue Island, February 9. there; Lockport. February 15, here; Kankakee, February 22, there; Argo. February 29, here; Danville, March 1; there. Five Veterans To oppose these 23 teams the Flying Clouds have five r e t u r n - ing lettermen, who appear to make up the first five on the ball team. The men are Roy Johnson. I G-4; Duke Wessman." G-1: Bill Hillemeyer, 0-5; Dom R u f f a l o , j G-0, and Harry Kousiik. 5-7. Assistance can be c o u n t e d on from Bill Groogan. 15-2 ' t r a n s f e r from Mount Carmel; Jim Clark, Hail the champions! The Warriors of Crete-Monee annexed their second straight Kankakee Valley conference and concluded the season with a lone defeat, 13 to 12, to Dyer. A year ago, only one loss marred the Crete-Monee record, a 14-13 setback by Dyer. From left, front row, Ted Becker, Alex Cellini, Norm Blie- vernicht. Pat Bolger and Larry Beasley. Middle row. left to right, Al Hathaway, Don Hixon, Guy Henry, Loren Hodson and Dick Lien. Back row, from left. Coach Verne Morris, Ron Hummel, Tom Storms, Don Coulom and Jim Bonney, assistant coach. Bill Bazil is not pictured. Piunti Starts On Bench But Is Top Runner Sam P i u n t i , junior h a l f b a c k who moved into a regular job a f t e r Kon Le.oni was injured, leads the Bloom ball carriers for the 1951 .season with a 4.8 yard gain per a t t e m p t . P i u n t i moved the ball S3 times for 397 yards. His t o t a l is bested by Melvin ttiee. right halfback, who toted the pigskin 50 yards. But Hire carried 110 times and Reserve back Bill Barclay went l.'H yards in 2!) tries to average 1.5. while f u l l b a c k Harry Bishop averaged 3.7 on 2(i9 yards in 73 fi-2; Hal Oppenhuis. 6-4: Brooks J attempts. Bob Deese picked up 72 McChristian and yards in IS carries, while Lomio I'ellagrino went 7S in 30. Young, (i-2; Ed Bob Keenan at 5-7. As can be seen Coach Nisbot does have height to t h r o w into any contest and with the r e t u r n - ees he has experience and shooting ability. The reserves t h i s year are shaping into some able replacements. But Scotsman Nisbet commented t h a t t h e team w i l l need to shape up iti the way o f , defense, speed and all around I floor play. What good team i s ' there that does not have the three mentioned phases of b a s k e t b a l l before it can be selected to be a good ball club? Gridders Report Many rival coaches when seeing Nisbet have commented. "Will we be able to stay on the floor with you boys t h i s year?" This statement has merit in t h a t many partisans are looking forward t h i s year to seeing a Thornton team t h a t has all of t h e punch that the school is noted for in tho way of producing good cage squads. Nisbet has Johnson. C l a r k . Op- penhuis, McChristian. Al Lowety, Ray Olson. Bob DeVries and Tom Wallace working out the bruises and football muscles from a lengthy season on the gridiron. It takes time to run those k i n k s out. The opener Friday n i g h t should offer an eye-opener to forthcoming games in the way of what can the boys do who have not donned football u n i forms during the season. 1,500 Yards by Rushing Injured t h » second game ol the season. Leoni averaged 4.2 with SI yards gained in 19 trips. As a t e a m . Bloom picked up an even 1,500 yards by rushing. The opposition gained 1,402 yards f r o m scrimmage. Bloom had a t o t a l of 105 first downs to 81 for its foes. But the Trojans lost the b a l l 17 times by fumbles, w h i l e recovering 12 of t h e i r opponents bobbles. Bloom's foes were p e n a l - ized 450 yards. Bloom o n l y 105. Q u a r t e r b a c k s Bob Deese and Steve Paul p i t c h e d a t o t a l of 58 ( C o n t i n u e d on page 2) Heniff Makes Scoring Lead Two-Year Term Jack Heniffs right to wear the South Suburban conference individual scoring crown, a foregone conclusion for several weeks, became official last week when the seasoft concluded last Wednesday. The Blue Island halfback's to- Jim Bonney AT Varsity Cage Helm ». Grant Park, last season's surprise team in the Kankakee Valley conference, will field a veteran crew upon opposing Crete- Monee in the opening game of the 1951-52 campaign for the latter tomorrow night at Grant Park. The Dragons defeated Crete- Monee once during the regular schedule and again in the district tournament, which they copped, last year. Coach Gib Hamann has lost only two members out of the ten ^vhich composed his varsity last season. Grant Park will have a distinct height advantage on the Warriors. Center Ken Oppenhuis towers 6-3, while Arnold Richardson, a forward, is 6-2*2. Top scorer is Joe Shirk, 5-11, who teams at forward with Richardson. Guards are AI Meyer and Glen Seivers. Making his debut as varsity cage coach at Crete-Monee, Jim Bonney will probably start Tom Storms, 5-11, and Don Hixon, 5-10, at forwards: Guy Henry, six feet, center; and Don Coulom, 5-9 f and Dick Lien. 5-7, at guards. Others likely to see action are Graham Duffield, Ted Becker. Pat Soucie, Pat Bolger and Bill Bazil. While Crete-Monee is entered in both divisions of the KVC, tomorrow night's tilt is not a league game. The Warriors will play a Division II game one week from tonight at Gilman. The Crete schedule is as follows: November 21 --Grant Park, there. November 27 -- Gilman, there O. November 30 -- Central, here O. December 4 -- Manteno. here X. December 7 -- Reddick, here X. December 11 --St. Anne, there O. December 14 -- Momence, here O. December IS -- Grant Park, t a l of 51 points is the highest here X. since DARRELL CRAWFORD (RIGHT), GEORGIA TECH STAR QUAR- terback and one of the country's top passers, enjoys a classroom chat with teammate Buck Martin, a 20-year-old end from HaJley- ville, Ga., who usually is on the receiving end of a Crawford toss. Last year the Yellowjacket hurlcr completed 54 out of 96 passes. He's 22 years old, 5 feet 11, and hails from Kingsport, Tenn. Johnny Knrras of Argo to t i i l o d 71 in 1915. Heniff led the O. league last year with 30 points. He equalled his 1950 title in one n i g h t . October 2(5. when he raced for five touchdowns against Bloom. . · H e n i f f s 30 points is an all- t i m e one-game record for the .South Suburban. i Bob Allan, Argo end. placed second in the 1951 standings with 'il points. His teammate, f u l l back Jim Bercich, was third with 2-1. Leaders from 1941 up to date arc as follows: G TD EP T P i 1951-- Jack Hrniff. Blue Island | 4 9 0 5 1 j 1950-- Jack Heniff. Blue Island December 21 -- Bradley, there Vs. Brother Joe Bush, sophomore t a c k l e at Notra Dame, tells of an i n t e r - esting experience which occurred during his first day of Going across'to make a tackle, he saw a form h u r t l i n g towards him in blocking position. A f t e r the play was over, he found t h a t he had been trapped by a h a l f - Beecher Registers First Win on Big Fourth Quarter Beecher h i g h school's basket- b a l l team broke into the win column Friday n i g h t a f t e r two s t r a i g h t defeats, t u r n i n g back Manteno. Cd to 42. at Beecher. The Bobcats bioke up w h a t was a f a i r l y close contest w i t h a 27- point deluge in t h e f i n a l period. Jack Schultz, who led the scoring for the game, set the pace for the r a l l y w i t h 12 points. Beecher held a slim, IS to 10. a d v a n t a g e at the q u a r t e r and M a n t e n o was s t i l l close. 2(5-23. at h a l f t i m e . The Bobcats added another point to t h e i r a d v a n t a g e d u r i n g the third round and led, 39 to 35. J. Schultz hit 12 field goals and a pair of charity tosses to t o t a l 2G points. Jim Scheiman and Leroy Olson had 15 and 14 points, practice. | respectively. Marv 1'oquette top' p e d M a n t e n o w i t h 22 counters. Beecher won the»"B" team t i l t , 52 to 4C), a f t e r h o l d i n g a 29-19 margin at t h e intermission. Ronald Albers scored 17 points 4 5 0 1949--Jackson Gray, Bloom 3 5 0 1918--Wes Howell. Argo 4 5 2 1917--Bryce Reeve. Bloom 4 7 1 19If--Lou Pignotti. Bloom 4 5 1 1945--Johnny Knrras. Argo 4 11 5 1941--Johnny Karras. Argo 4 10 0 December 26 to December 29-Morris Holiday tournament. January 4 -- St. Patrick · Kankakee) there O. January 8 -- Bradley, here O. January 11 -- Peotone. here X. January 14 to January 19--Kankakee Valley Conference tournament at Bradley. January 25 -- Herscher. there X. January 29 -- Beecher, there. . Februarv 5 -- St. Anne, hero OX. February S--Gilman. here O. February 12 -- Momence. there OX. February 15 -- Central, there O. February 16 -- St. Patrick, hern OX. February 22 -- Beecher, here. 30 February 26 to February 29--· District tournament. 30. o designates Division I games. ' X designates Division II games. 3 - j O X designates games w h i c h { count in both divisions. 43 ! . 31 A second meeting of representatives of teams planning 19 .| 3 _ John zaranti, Bloom to enter adult basketball leagues sponsored by the Chicago! -, G 0 Heights park board will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the j 1942--Joe Chor. Arco nark board building on West Main street, west of Euclid J 5 5 park board building avenue. In a n n o u n c i n g tho meeting. Hale Swanson, park board superintendent, stressed the importance of a t t e n d a n c e by all teams p l a n n i n g to enter the two leagues., since definite- plans for the 1951-52 season will be drawn up at tomorrow's session. . . · ] o \ 1 11, * * i w i * . _ m i » » « « ^ * J Depending on the number and , rmmt am| a t r i p , p GO 3G 31 1941--Jack LaNowV Fractional 5 4 0 21 Barbers Defend League Lead Luko Brauer propelled a Mf,! Carl Zeilstra's 5f,l enabled series to lead West End to a 2.8(55 jM.loy Barbers to hold first place Luke Brauer's 636, West End's 2,865 Blanks Defiance back, his older Jack Bush. brother, senior and Don Stahlbcrg added 12 for the Bobcats. By JOB MAHONEY IS THE FIRST ALL-AMERICAN BACK IN THE 69-YEAR GRIDIKOM HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OP KENTUCKY. HE WAS PICKED ON ELEVEN RRST STRINO TEAMS LAST FALL. 1951 WILL, BE HIS WIND-UP SEASON AND HE'LL CE STRIVING HARD TO BEAT HIS OWN COLLEGIATE RECORD OF 23 TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN ONE SEASON. CYO Sponsors 'Turkey Run 7 Men and boys from high school ago and up, who think they can sprint, arc invited to take part in the seventeenth annual "Turkey Kun" which the Catholic Youth Organization sponsors on Thanksgiving morning. This year's marathon, a 5.000 meter race will be staged on the Wavcland Park golf course, Wavcland and the Outer Drive, Chicago, at 10:30 a. m. Thursday. However, entrants j must report to the Fieldhousc no I later than 9:30 a. in. INITIAL VELOCITY OF A DRIVEN caliber of teams interested, two leagues of from six to eight teams each w i l l be organi/ed. Swanson said. Nights of play w i l l be Monday and Tuesday from December t h r o u g h March. Scene Shifts The independent basketball scone t h i s year s h i f t s from Old Bloom to the Washington school gymnasium. The park board has niade arrangements for use of the grade school court Monday, Tuesday. Thursday and Friday evenings. Adult recreation other than basketball is on the program for Thursdays, while girl's basketball will be played Fridays. A year ago. the "A" league Included the Hornets. CIO Steelworkers. Lodato Clinic. Collins Construction. Sportsmen, Merchants and Crete Amvets. Pending the opening of the season, the Washington gym will be available for team practice, drills Monday, Tuesday. Thursday and Friday evenings. Arrangements may be made by t e l - ephoning Swanson at SK 5-1351. Defiance Electric league Thursday Ed Kasper added Dick Kolioway Is Wounded in Korea Dick Kolioway of Harvey, former Chicago Heights AA catcher, l.s in a hospital at Yangu. Korea, recovering from shrapnel wounds in the chest, arms, face and leg. diirand 577 and Iggie Pagoria 557. Harry Smith smashed 231-KKJ as Crete Bowling Lanes beat ("lor- don Lumber twice. Al Dahn tacked on 550 for the winners, w h i l e Red Howard fired (i()5 and AI Wassman shot 51tj for Gordon. Mike Nave's 237-(501 showed the way as N u - W a y Cleaners blanked Hagemaster Express. Helping were Mike Bruno's 5GH, MacMaster's 519 and Hap Bruno's 510. Tomaso Totals 606 Joe LoCascio's 502, John Gasbarro's 5S3 and John Cifelli's 55G featured Corso Liquor's two wins over M u r p h y Beverage. For the losers, Bill J u l i a n carded 571, Dom Amadio 55} and M a t t Zollar 552. Super Motors scored a sweep over C C Service as Leo Kasinskas rolled up 5S!), Ed Bushong hit 519 and Leo Stachura shot 513. Al Ohrt's 5(57 was high for the losers. Pagoria-Express blanked Esther's Restaurant on Hal Hecht's fifW. Merle Wolfs 5(5R and Bill Juriga's5W. Dan Tomasco totaled for the losers. victorv over (against a challenge from Chi- in the Classic'cago-Riverdale Lumber In the Bowl-Aire. jHomowood Commercial bowline league Wednesday at Ten Pin Lanes. The leaders turned back the runnersup two games. at 51'0. Lou Dan- Real Irish Dial SKyline 5-6161 To reach THE STAR office in Chicago Heights. That the 1!)51 version of the Notre Dame football team t r u l y deserves the name "Fighting Irish" is proved by a look at the roster. A rundown of the roster includes the following Gaelic monickers: Paul Burns, Leo Call a g h a n , Tom Carey. Dave Flood. [Bob Kelly. Bill McCarthy. Tom Mcllugb. Hockne Morrissey. Tom M u r p h y . Tom O'Brien. Roger Battery Wins on Arlene Harms' 541 Arlene Harms topped the Bowl- Aircttos league Thursday with a 511 mark, a big help in National Battery's two victories over Hagemaster Express. Marcella Stadt tossed 212-532 for Mariann's Beauty Shop, which beat Dixie Dairy twice. Doris Walker's 52S was high as Chuck's Trocadero tripled Copacabana. Bea Cook carded 507 and Pauline Rekau rolled 502 as LoBuo Coal blanked S H Motors. Hawkeyes When Notre Dame play? tho University of Iowa in Notre Pa mo Stadium."November 21. it will bo a sort of renewal of old times for three Notre Dame players. Charlev Horn hit 51)7. high for! Brothers Jack and Joe Bush and t h e session, but his Fiebig Feeds · quarterback Bob M a r t i n , all hail dropped all three to Wally's. !froni the Hawkeye stak». FOLLOWING IN THEIR FATHERS' FOOTSTEPS ARE THESE students at Duke university, all sons of famous sports figures. Left to right are: Sam Eberdt, son of Jess Eberdt, center of the 1930 Alabama Rose Bowl team; Henry Kistler, Jr., son of Capt Henry Kistler. Sr., of Duke's 1929 grid team, later a pro baseball star; O'Hara. Bob O'Neil. Jim R i l e y . ' Bil i y Anderson, son of "Hunk" Anderson, Notre Dame grid star, Dan Shannon and Jack Whelan. present i y C0 ach of the Chicago Bears; Tom Miller, son of "Hip" For complete sports news, read ! Miller. Notre Dame star; and Bill Wcrber, son of Bill Werber. Sr, STAR. l star pro baseball player.