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IS, Th« Annitton (A!a.) Star, Thursday, Nov. 13. 1947. Jacksonville Will Battle Pembroke Indians Tonight Sport Briefs ; H o m ccoming' Game To Open New Stadium To Miss. S t a t c Gamecocks, Still Umlrfcal ed, Looking For Aiiollicr Victory In Contest LSU Coach Looks lOluitchee Will Battle Oxford ;? I Jackets Friday BATON ROUGE. I,a.. Nov. 13. M — Louisiana Slate University Coach Jrfcrnie Moore said today tha "people who favor us to beat Mis- i sissippi State tire just plain ridicu- i lous—ami furthermore, they don't know any more about football than I know about fan-dancing." Moore referred to the pending game .Saturday nh:ht with Mississippi State. Halfback Al Heroman, the LSU I speed merchant, has a sprained an- lm ~ jklc, and the TiRers' all-round back. Y. A. Tittle, also has an ankle that's ailing. JACKSONVILLE. Nov. 13. (Special)—Coach Don Sails' undefeated and untied Jacksonville State Teachers Collepe Gamecocks Ishcd out a week of training yesterday afternoon in preparation for their homecoming till with the Pembroke State College for Indians - Mot)1 . c . s s , cncni , outl<)ok , s th( , to be played on the brand-new col- j tnat doctors (oday p ,., ce(1 , nc , legc field tonight, beginning at 8 t but wobbly log ot first strlllg n , n . o'clock. . i back Zollic Toth in a plaster cast. Tuesday's full-scale scrimmage ; Tncv sa j d Tothp the u ,., m . s nian proved to be mildly disastrous for ! K , orcr (fiv( , toucnt j nwils in six the Gamecocks as several players I „.„„,,,,> win wrai . thc thini! for at came out on the worst end physic- i , cast two wccks His knee hils bccn ally. Coach Sails reported a list j 2ivjng nim tvau ^[ e of ailing performers yesterday - Movin <, ovpr , 0 Mississippi State which included End Sam Hcalon, college. Coach Allyn McKeen made Guards Fray Carter and Edwin • Ule a i most unprecedented statement Taylor, and Backs "Blackic' Heath, , , hat .. [cam is jn VC[ . V eood John Wiliams, and Rex Cassidy. l sn ape." Carter and Taylor are the only Jax ' players definitely out of the picture tonight, but the others aren't expected to be at their peak. This week's drills have been slanted mostly toward an effective defense against Pembroke strategy as put forth by the Jacksonville "B" stringers. On the whole, the Jacksonville coaches passed a satisfactory verdict on the Gamecocks' showing .during the work. The Pembroke team, the sixth on a rough schedule for Jacksonville this Fall, practically thrives on brotherly love. Included on the North Carolina Indians' roster are three Oxedine brothers, five Lowery brothers, two Chavis brothers. and four Locklear brothers, all of whom make up the most brotherly football team in the nation. Coach Harold Kennedy's tribe arrived here last night and went through a light work-out this morning. The Indians seem to be in top physical Jacksonville And Piedmont Co Into Action In Nipht Kneoiinters By 1IAKKV SIIKKMAN Probably the most interesting game of a full week-end of football for Calhoun County will be played in Oxford's Choccolocco Sta- diunr at 1 o'clock tomorrow after| noon when Coach Bill Ferrell will Putting a final touch of gloom to j have his biff chance to prove that his Ohatchee team, beginning football for the first time since 1939, can compete on equal footing with some of the county's older powers. The inexperienced Indians will be matched with the hometown Yellow Jackets in a regular battle for the cellar in the county football picture. About the only thing either team has done toward winning a game this season has been j a tie contest. Neither has managed to win a game inside the county. i although Oxford tied Alexandria in | the season opener. I 'Stock in the Ohatchee team went • down a lot last week when thc In- j dians hit the lowest mental slump 0 I B B, -,, >•» o * : ° r tne season against, a lighter ell .1 II I V_, tl I: Southside team from Etowah County. Before their last outing the county team had been progressing j steadily and was in a good posi- i tion to gain a lot of prestige in ! their last two games. But. where : Ferrell is complaining about a recent let-down among his pla>ei' Coach Bill Finch of Oxford'has ! had the same trouble since the i beginning of the season. I Ohatchee will hold an advantage The ! in we '8ht but their beef isn't e.x- Gridder To Penn State Lions Arc Rated As The Aation's Top Defensive Eleven By GAIL FOWLER NEW YORK, Nov. 13. UP) Anniston Will 'Shoot Works' With Gadsden C o a c It Haiicroft Up Training; For Annual Hiah School Classic The once-beaten Anniston Bulldogs are expecting to have to use everything Coaches Billy Bancroft and Bulldog .Johnson have taught them about the game of football and a few of their-own ideas as well tomorrow night when they face Nurmi Nelson's always powerful Gadsden Tigers here in Memorial Stadium. Whether that will be enough to cope with the strongest opposition of thc season remains to be seen as the two North Alabama prep school powers renew their 17-year- old annual grudge classic. The Tigers possibly have a slight edge over the hometown Bulldogs In pre- TUSCALOOSA. Nov. 13. (,/|>i — Alabama Athletic Director Frank Thomas, just buck from three montlis treatment for high blood pressure «t Durham, N. C., vantt the Crimson Tide to present him Winds with a birthday present Saturday— a victory over Georgia Tech. Saturday's my 49th birthday anniversary." Thomas said while watching the Tide scrimmage yesterday, "and I can't think of a nicer present than a win over those Yellow Jackets." Thomas retired as the Tide football coach before the start of this season after 15 years during which his teams won 115 games, lost 2-1 and lied seven, and engaging in six bowl games. MONEY WHEN YOU NEED IT $5 to $5< QUICK, COURTEOUS SERVICE *STA FINANCE COMPANY I230W Noble Over 13lli St. A&P yardsticks—and seven frustrated op- ponems-still point to Penn State j ^, e 5 len , ce . ° ff as the nations gridiron defensive!" 1 king, but Navy may have something ! abollt pl . e . garae i]lterest amon! to say about it at Baltimore this I playej . sv tn - first of a nfiw j peered to match the valuable game of the Jackets who also poundage themselves. Even with both coaches moaning STARTS INDIAN CAMPAIGN"—James "Moo" Hicks, former s(ar performer for the Anniston Bulldogs, will lake over a starting end assignment for the undefeated Jacksonville College Gamecocks tonight when they meet Pembroke. N. C.. State College for Indians on the new college field. Hicks started his end duties for the Gamecocks this Fall after centering for a while last season. He has since developed into one of the best defensive blocks in the strong: Jax line. :ame picking, but the odds may go the other way in the game. If the locals can put up their usual near-perfect blocking and ackling they have a good chance of swapping Wows with the Tigers on an even basis, otherwise. Gadsden's weight and experience may be too much for them. A break in the weather yesterday gave both (cams a chance to re- I stime their daily workouts in full scale and they have this afternoon to polish up the edges. No bad breaks hive been suffered by the Bulldogs so far this week although a few of them have been battered up slightly in the past three games. Coach Nelson has a different story : to tell from Gadsden. where several i of his players are nursing some bad ' bruises. However, most of them will be able to see action tomorrow night. Gadsden, will furnish the first, real big-league opposition for the CHICAGO, Nov. 13. — (iV) — The young IC-team professional basketball league of America gave up the ghost and disbanded today, leaving only two major cage circuits in operation. Announcement of the league's dissolution was made early today by James O. Brooks, attorney for j Commercial Advertisers, Inc., parent organization of the loop. BALTIMORE, Nov. 13. (,F) — Larry MacPhail, former President of baseball's New York Yankees, has set himself up as a Maryland horse- breeder. MacPhail purchased three brood mares from Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt yesterday—but he declined to say whether he would race their offspring under his own silks or would produce thoroughbreds for sale. PATTY TAXI Phone 1775 5 Ride For i The Price of 1 24 HOUR SERVICE "WE'RE HERE TO STAY" Phone CHICAGO, Nov. 13. (.T) — The 27th annual National Collegiate Athletic Association track and field championships will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, next June 18-19. Sa 'l uci iJ?.'. . . I series between thc county teams; _The N'.uany Lions improved their ; win more than likely bring out! -- -., and: against Temple last Saturday,! give the fans their first real look holding the Owls to 25 yards in 33 j at some of the hidden power. i plays, all 25 being on the ground ; Another intra-county game will' and none in the air in the 7-0 : be played on the new college field i which kept Penn! at Jacksonville tomorrow night j j when Coach Jim Manderson'sj This gave the Lions a yield of ! Eagles play an underdog Alexandria only 61.G yards per game, as" against j eleven at 7:30 o'clock. ! their 67.7 mark of the preceding i Coach "°-"i" week. i frankly shape and are primed for a chance i already stingy total defense record | the better part of both squads at the Gamecocks' unblemished "" '" record. Probable starting line-ups for tonight: (Jacksonville) Gilliland. le; Adams, It; Cash, lg; Jones, c; New- I raudpie battle man, rg; White, rt: Hicks, re; State undefeated. Smith, qb: Heath, Ihb; Hoclaes, rhb; and Williams, fb. (Pembroke) R. Oxedine. le; Coins, It; Spalding, lg: J. Lowery. c; F. Locklear, rg; Sampson, rt: H. Lowery, re; J. Oxedine, qb; Strickland, Ihb; H. Lowery, rhb; and D. j staters had held "the™foe" to'oniy TV p e c e other. Their performance against ., ....._„ „„,„ „., ,„. lllc j Ramsay last week was possibly the Bulldogs since they lost to Bessemer I worst of the season for the Tigers in the second game of the year. j and, consequently, they will be To Be At By ROLAND DOPSON" Vniled Press Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Nov. 13.—Harry Gilmer's wiry 160 pounds are about. Drew credits Garner's rest, his i lo's7tTtwo7f them^wnlle' . • . •': mem nuiie Since the Bessemer beating Annis- i harder to stop tomorrow than usual, ton has improved considerably in For Tedi * his hometown friends his best show | in the last appearance he will make in Birmingham. practically every department but. with the exception of Dothan. they haven't been tested fully since then. The Tigers have met what is probably the best teams In the state. Including Etowah, West End. Phillips, and Ramsay, and have Red" Phillips admits; as tough as his shoe leather that he sees little chance; Alabama Coach Harold Drew but has discovery of the year in Linebacker I • -HEATERS- For All Makes Cars & Trucks FOWLER MOTOR CO., Inc. G30 Xobls St. FINANCE COMPANY 209-10 Commercial Bank Bldg. J. W. Hinton, Ignatius LaGarde O'Sullivau ' In rushing, the National Collegiate i to , upset the re i uv ™ated Jax t,eam j found that Hurlin' Harry is human M OS i e y's sterlin- relie"f work with Athletic Bureau figures showed the j " nless - hls Ja " , b f k f. and scra PPy j a»er all. j bringing Alabama from the cellar and ith Locklear, fb. Anniston Bees To Meet Heflin i linemen can catch j The Cubs will be them napping,! on the under ' ! side of the ledger by a long way in I weight and experience but the : tae ! Eagles are now in their poorest i 61 yards in 179 attempt.? in seven games, for an average of 9.1 yards per contest. This reduces to slightly more than one foot, or 12.9 inches, | physical shape of the season fol-, , v pel assault. . j [ ow ing a bruising game last week. I It is against battlements such as j Oscar Johnson. Tommie Weaver ! those that Navy will be leveling i and Buddy Rogers may be missing j 1, this week-end, and whether the from the Jax baekfield because of- High School Teams Clash Tonight At 7:30 At Memorial Stadium . -. . . . ,. _ , . i the Tulane defeat and 57 minutes , injuries but the Eagle line is m-! in tne vanderbilt loss ! a new defensive record will depend i fair condition with the exception ! ' Lions are successful in their bid for largely on how they can repel the] of a. few minor bruises. At lex- "'"dies. . j andria. Capt. Ruffin Webb is still ! Kansas is second to Penn State I missing from his end berth and • ute Drew took stock of his team after ! into a leading bowl contender. : dropping two. of the first three I T!l at is. if the Crimson Tide can ! games. He found Harry could take knock undefeated Georgia Tech out •'•- pounding from the brawniest i O f the picture ckles for a full game but he did j Alabama is in top shape for the :ed vest - I battle of the week in the South. He noted that Gilmer. who has I Big Charley "Preacher" Compton, ?\er been taken put^of a game for I a tackle, has been out of uniform since the Kentucky game but he is expected to be ready. | The Alabama line, described by Du- i vandy Coach Red Sanders as the best he has seen offensively and I irr iotal defense this week, hut has ; Halfback Thomas Harbin may be team will be seen in their season finale at 7:30 o'clock tonight when n j 139.9. Last week's second place i team, North Carolina State, took a tbeh His dead ] y ri » nt arm Gitaer clicked as 194o when he was named Coach "Red" Nichols" Bullpups ] turned in a decisive win over B. B. i -pn. ed , Gew ? ia ,,, r ? chhls !they will face the Marshall County Comer's junior varsity gridsters in |, -' ac , e . ;'",= v. ? I ° by i eleven in a homecoming attraction thoir i=cf tim n n ,,f t,™ ,„=„!„ „„„ I boosting it to 143.3, but not enougn • Coach On-me Hause?' Piedmont! ^f 1 ""*' Bulldogs are expected to wind up j All-Air C^ite™ trSrrow 5 ni^S! anfson" expert quarTerScWng™- j defensively, has been coached to • stop what Drew said were the fast'• est and trickest plays he has seen this year. Drew scouted the Engineers against Navy last week. Big Nine Seats their last time out two weeks ago but they failed to dent the win col- - , umn two times before while plaving j ra nKings. to win the game or disturb the at Piedmont, starting at 7:30 o'clock. varsity teams from Munford and wake Forest The powerful upper-county Bull! dogs bowed to Anniston recently in ! , the ball game, j their only defeat of the season but i Tallapoosa. Tonight's match will i 14 ' 13 ' but lost trie statistics as the j have since turned in a H to 0 wini give local fans a look at the mate- i Deacons traded their second place j over Centre in the rain Monday ; rial on. the way up to the Bulldog I In J ' usn ' n S defense for the ninth ! night. Coach Hause revamped his; varsity camp in the next few sea- l slot Previously occupied by Boston [.baekfield for the Centre affair and j sons. . j College. The Eagles limited Wake j the new combination worked very j The probable starting line-up for Forest to 50 yards on the ground. I effectively with Billy Bates sup- ! rice Drew. Also. Drew- realized ' that ' Norman Mosley, Gilmer's sub, had been a most underrated player and the squad's leading punter. ; Gilmer will go against Tech here \v-- • IT- 1 • f Saturday with a full two week's ; " J^OHSIll-iMlchlgail Game rest since the Crimson 'Tide was : idle last week. And he should give ~\lf • VI 171 Ol* VA Sold Out For Weeks Ahead the "B" teamers will have Jimmy Army dropped from third to 15th i Porting the blocking back post even Thrash and Earl Beeves at ends' after its loss to Notre Dame; Baylor j better than fullback. In other back- j \" Charles Pate and Charles Gilmer I tumbled from fifth to 13th, and I field switches, Joe Penny took over j ~ 3-5! at tackles; James Steadham and North Carolina State dropped from Billy Stewart at guards; John Bur- ! seventh clear out of the rankings rell at center; Bobby Blackie or i Alabama advanced from llth to t ™ lr at £ullback: wll ile Mutt Steward and Paul JohnE0 "- Jr - sta y e< l re S ular " a «back posts. Georgie Keech at quarterback; Bil- [fourth. ly Hightower or Bob Livingston at i Colorado College resumed its pass lef, half; Leldon Strickiand or | defense ieadership, surrendered 'ast , Probably the most inspiring thing. COMPLETE BRAKE SERVICE Phone 3400 16 E. 10th St. Total defense — (against rushes land passes)—!!) Penn State, 61.6 ! yard.s average yielded per game; | (2) Kansas, 139.9; (3) Georgia Tech, 142.3: M) Texas Christian, i 155.4; (5) Holy Cross, 158; (6) Wil• Ham & Mary, 159.1; (T) Davidson, 159.C; 18.1 North Carolina State. 1G4.3: <9i Southern California, 167.1; \ Ut>> Tulsa, 163.0. Rushing defense— U) Penn State. 9.1 yards average yielded per game; i ^2i Boston College. 74.8; (31 Georgia j MADISON, Wis., Nov. 13. (/Pi —"Where can I get a couple of tickets for the Wisconsin-Michigan football game?" That question has been plaguing „ acting Governor Rennebohm of 1 acitlC Loasl Loop Poll- ; Wisconsin. President E. B. Reid of I the University ticket office. I Apparently every football man in \ | Wisconsin—and hundreds from : NEW YORK, Nov. 13. Iff 1 ) — The , other states, too—wants to see un-j beautiful punting, j Florida weather won't be the only } defeated Michigan and Wisconsin | e two extra points thing that will keep the basebail I tangle in the all-important Big j big-wigs warm on chilly December j Nin e Conference game Saturday. 3-5, the dates when the Minor! .The game has been a 45.000 sell- lions For Higher Clnssifi- cation At Miami Session -ouble on the w : et B asketballers!^ n O. ;ague Convention holds it an- lal meeting in Miami. I The request by the Pacific Coast ff -i-j /a ' league for higher classification — i» ll ^ | fls a step t owarc ] ma j or league *— ' ! status— and raising the draft price -n T\- ! from 510,000 to 825,000 as well as Be His- 1 player eligibility from four to six iTcch. 73.1; 141 Alabama, 81.9; (.5) ! fessional Basketball League of William ,v ; Mary, 82.4; 16) Southern California. 84.3; ill Kansas. 85.6; 'Si North Carolina. 80.1: (9) Wake Forest. 8G.7; <!()> Utah. 89.3. Forward pass defense—(1) Colorado College, 34.4 yards average yielded r«'r srame: '2) North Caro- Organization To solved, 16 Teams Cancel Games, Officials Say I national League and American As- CHICAGO. Nov. 13. (.T'l—The Pro- < sociation. j out for more than two weeks. William Aspinwall who directs the ticket sales, said he could have sold 20,000 more tickets. The unusual demand for Wisconsin tickets was brought about by the surprising Badger eleven that lifted itself from the doormat team I years, appears certain to face stiff i tu one of tne two leading conj opposition from some of the other i TendErs for the Western Conference I minor leagues, namely the Inter- i ' ;it: ' e The Badgers, with three triumphs and one lie in conference play, are runnerup to the leading Wol- America will cease to function as a league and all 16 teams will cancel games from today on. Climaxing three years of agita- ! tion for major league recognition, "™ have won league ithe PCLhas drawn up 'a solution i co ."^'. The Reason ends Nov. 22, James O.! which it. has snhmiitnri in ih P PV. i wltn ^'-^onsin playing Minnesota Arc you ]]M5,.r.-,l,lp willi couijlis (rum i-olils „• smi i);. ilifr? Sillier \vjlh slnlt'y Hi],.,.? Ili-rc's rrlii-f — lusi . . . ciiiiali Famous Smith l!rullii-rs im-,li,-;,[:„„ „,„,, to CUM: lii-k!,-, f.,,,11:,. in-ill!,.,] Sports Advcrlisers. Inc., owners of the league, said today. Brooks said that the reason for lina Siiiic. 44.7; >:!> San Francisco. ! abandoning lhe setup is "that the 46.7: 141 Maryland, 47.0; (5) Du- i leamie attendance has been finan- quc.<ne. 431.1: ifii Arizona State i dally unsuccessful." iTempe-i 49: (7i Texas Christian.; Brooks said Commercial- Sporls 49; i(ii Davidson. 50.1; f|)i Penn i was <h? parent organizntio:: which Slate. S2.4: un> Villanova. 52.7. j owns all of the league franchises. ------------------- t Brooks (lid not elaborate further Vi ins Championship i leacue "would become free audits." ™ - H;irry A. Footr. an executive di- OOLUMBUS. Miss., Nov. 13. Wi— : rector of (lie league, confirmed ! Brooks' announcement, and said he Brooks, attorney ^ for Commercial I ec utive Council making five specific and Michigan opposing Ohio State. Wisconsin hasn't had a conference J championship since 1912. The largest combined press, radio and photographic coverage of a Badger sports events will be in i operation. In addition to about 90 „ „. ,. ' reporters who will cover the game, 2. - The creation of a new das- thcre wm be six llewsrecl " com . panics, 13 radio outlets and more than two-score photographers. demands, it was learned from an authoritative baseball source. They follow: 1.—The name to be used at th- start of next season to be the Pa- : dfic Coast, major league. do, bring cuol i.-ornfurl Ic, ..(iill'y- IKI-I-. KrolliiTr. are richer in men Mini-. ;,/, r/ii.-irc Smith linlliri.i mciUfjIwi,. fur "Trade'' and ".Marl;" „„ lln ,.,,',, lill.v Ihi'ii) loil.iy. STILl ONLY name of Cat. Wines, skim- ; I'oulfln't add any more to the state:i championship yesterday , mcnt except that the league had Chase Futurit'y of the i disbanded." :onal fox hunters trials. ! , Teams in the l«;uue were: Norlli- - John T. Hays of Uub- ' crn fiivision: Chicimo. Grand Hnp- C.'it \Vini;s ])ilcd up a < i'ls. Mich.: KIIIIHIS City, Mo.; Louisville. Ky.. Omaha. Neb.. Si. .Tnseph. Mo.. St. Paul. Minn., and Wairrioo, Iowa. youlhrrn di\-ision leaius: Ailanln. Cia.: liinninshnm, Ala.: Cliatta- noosa, Tcnn.; lloiislnn, Tex.: New a (ieornia hrmnd, • Orlenns. La.. Oklahoma Cilv. Okla.: I. willi aso nnims. i Sprinufiflri, M<i., Tulwi. Okla. sification for the PCL—between the! present triple A and thc Majors. 3.—No elimination of draft selection regulations except, that, the draft price for the PCL be increased from S10.000 to S25.000 and the draft eligibility be raised from four to six years. 4. —The PCL shall follow the : major league in draft, .selection order and precede the other triple A leagues, but will agree not. to draft from the international If-agues and American Aw:cia!ion. S.-.-The agreement shall last three years at inn. mil of which period the status of the PCL shall be reviewed for the purpose of taking ihe final su<ii to full uia.inr league clas- Mficalion. Thc nin.st's pi-opos.il already ''as drawn tire (rum -,\ certain official Light Weight COUGH DROPS MEDICATED s I.AK<;I-;ST ci-nl (if the Iln-.lni -it hy i tic Mif.-i.-.sip- loni;- Thc Professional Haskolhall , who knew of the plans, bin (Ifi-lm- of Aim-lira was sol up this : ed u.'.e of his name. IWIII 1 ]' Ihi' . ((-in | n yrar by Maui-jco A. 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