Conzelman, Cardinal Grid Coach, Resigns Post With NFL Titlists

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Dresden attempt Augusta of of cagers the 4-0 affair 3l- At a who defeated win ^ 3 ) 1 .. 3 3 9 r f O i l 0 0 0 2 0 4 B*s 43-36 Friday's controlled a points Red 14 2 2 2 6 3 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 Conzelman. Cardinal Grid Coach. Resigns Post With NFL Titlists Chicago, Jan. 7. (AP)--Colorful Jimmy Conzelman. coach of the Chicago Cardinals pro football club of the Na..onal League, today handed in his resignation to Mrs. Charles Bidwill. chairman of the board of directors. Contents of the letter, mailed from St. Louis, are to be made public at a press conference Saturday. Saturday. A club spokesman said: "His resignation came like a bolt from the blue. It was entirely unexpected. unexpected. He had one year to go under his present contract." Conzelman for the last two years has been working during off Trinity Five Upset Victim At Bowdoin Brunswick. Jan. 7. -- Bowdoln College cagers held towering Trinity Trinity scoreless for more than one period to take a 45-41 upset win over the invaders before a wildly cheering Bowdoln Gym throng tonight. tonight. The Hartford crew raced to a 16-4 lead in the first stanza before before the Polar Bear was able to organize its attack. Then, paced by Lary Deane and Sid Connolly, thev pulled to the short end of a 17-11 count as the period ended. Capt. Joe Ponsalle led the Invaders Invaders to a half time margin of the Bowdoins put on their point- 28-22 before an embargo making. Bob Curtln sank a foul shot for Trinity's 31st point in 2.59 minutes minutes of the third canto and the invaders didn't tally again until Ron Watson scored from, the charity line in 4.38 of the fourth. The Bears held a 40-31 lead when Watson came through. It was an Iron-man stint for the victors who weren't relieved from their assignments until only 24 seconds remained in the game. Highlights of the game included Bowdoin Capt. Bob Speirs' close guarding of the six feet, five Inch Watson, who was held to- one field eoal for the game. The score: Bovdoln (45) I Trinity ( 4 1 ) G P PI O 3 2 8iCurtm.tr 0 . . 0 0 01 Van Lanln.lf 0 Connolly rf 7 1 ISiWalson rf 1 Leone r f 0 0 0 Elliott.rf 0 Prentlss.0 0 4 4 Pltkln.c 1 Tvrer e 2 0 4lBralnerd c 1 Deane Iff D 0 10 Mahon.ll 3 Spelrs.re 0 4 4'Boyko.lff 4 Brown re 0 0 01 Ponsalle.r» / 4 fLeahey.rK 0 iNmud.ri o 1 7 1 1 4 9 1 Totafa 3 11 0 0 Referees -- Park and Bodnartk Tun* -Connecticut -Connecticut Beats Maine Storrs. Conn., Jan. 7. fAP) -The -The University of Connecticut basketball team won its ninth game in 12 starts tonight, easily downing Maine 63 to 43. The Connecticut Connecticut varsity, due to tangle with Rhode Island State here Saturday played less than nine minutes of the first half and only the first five minutes of the second second half. Maine and the U-Conn second stringers played on fairly even ternts. but the -Connecticut varsity varsity i did the damage with big Pete Lincl' operating from the bucket and Ed Gates tallying on set shots. Charlie Ooddard of Maine was the games high scorer with 16 points and Lowell Osgood of the visitors won praise for his play- ·naking. but Connecticut found the Maine ?one easy to penetrate ronneetleol M [Maine ( 4 3 ) n 9 pi seasons with the .D'Arcy advertising advertising agency of St. Louis. A spokesman spokesman said he had decided to quit football to devote full time to the advertising firm. « Conzelman. now 49. succeeded Ernie Nevers as head coach of the Cardinals in 1940 after tutoring tutoring football elsht years at his Alma Mater, Washington University University of St. Louis. A fun-loving, affable personality, personality, w h i t e - maned Conzelman brought color to the Cards and eventually the National League championship as well. That was in 1947. when Charlie Trippl--a $100.000 Investment made by owner owner Charlie Bidwill before he died --helped drive the club to its greatest heights Conzelman was named pro coach of 1947 by the Quarterback. National football weekly. The Cardinals grew under Conzelman Conzelman and Bidwill from a second rate league powerhouse 1943. the club won only eight games. Then Conzelman withdrew to spend the war years in the front office of the St Louis Browns as assistant to the president and public relations director. Bidwill lured him back in football football harness in 1946 and the club won six and lost five. In 1947 it team into a classy From 1940 through compiled a feated the 9-3 record and de- Philadelphia Eaglea S alnlse f ate r "Yeedman f Heffernan f 1 2 4 McCortnack f 1 3 S Lord f 1 T 31 Norwood f 4 2 in'Pi-aseier f 3 2 B Feeney f 0 0 0 O o d d ^ r d c 3 8 12' Lynch c BearJsw th c 2 0 4IOscooda 3orot* m _ 5 0 Fa rn 'worth K 1 0 2 1 Hnoklnii B 0 o n Mahoney K 2 2 81 0 0 0 0 0 01 0 » . 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 : 4 s 2 12 n o o s R i« o o o I f f \ § igp 23 931 Totals : Waldoboro Scores First League Win Waldoboro, Jan. 7. -- Waldoboro's Waldoboro's firl^t win in the Knox- Lincoln League was scored at the sxpense of Thomaston here tonight. tonight. 34-14. It was a close battle 'or the first half, which ended with Waldoboro leading 14-8. but .he local five drew steadily ahead ·hereafter. Charlie O'deU's 15 points were enough to beat the invaders. Pay Winrhenbach, forward, itarred as the Waldoboro girls defeated the Thomaston sextette. 28-21 In the championship playoff. playoff. This season the Cardinals lost only to the Chicago Bears, defeated defeated the Bears in a return battle battle and took a brilliant 11-1 record record Into the title match at Philadelphia Philadelphia with the Eagles The favored Cardinals lost 7-0 to the Eagles in a snow storjn. Conzelman took his pro coach job extremely seriously and told reporters after the 1948 season closed that "I am very tired-this tired-this is a helluva grind." Happy-Go-Lneky On off season, however, he has always been happy-go-lucky, playing the carefree part that made him one of sports most colorful colorful members. Conzelman learned his fotball as a student at Washington 0» and also found time to manage six orchestras and become a soloist soloist for a recording company. playing his own accompaniment on his banjo or ukulele. Conzelman quit Washington as a student in 1920. His father died and his family needed ready monev. So Jim signed with the old Staleys. whom George Halaa pioneered and nvramided Into the powerful rich Bears of today But since that time until the present. Jim has been more than a football player and coach . He was middleweight boxing champion champion of Great Lakes navy training station, a 160-pounder undefeated in 26 fights. He was a song writer with such World War I hits as "Lovln Like My Kind" and "What A Baby" He was once a publicitor for a trucking concern and before that lived in New York's Greenwich Village as salesman of sculptored soldier monuments. While at Great Lakes he played on the team which defeated Mare Island in the Rose Bowl game of 1919. In pro ball, he eventually went with the Providence Steamrollers, Steamrollers, helped themr«wln the National National League title fir 1928 -and was voted the league's most val- 4 uable player. In 1930. a knee injury forced him to the sidelines for keeps. Then he turned to baseball and managed the Rock Island club in the Three-I league in 1932. The next year he returned as head grid coach at Washingtcr- C.

Clipped from Portland Press Herald08 Jan 1949, SatPage 9

Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine)08 Jan 1949, SatPage 9
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