Jimmy Conzelman Quits As Coach of Grid Cards For Ad Firm Job Here

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It9 cent a last to 10-rounder. 10-rounder. 35 i of $35,-968 attack the the and had The the the his the of him with Pa., said the - the of a the 8-1 8-1 8-1 Bel All eye "He he who get the 6-2. of Jimmy Conzelman Quits As Coach of Grid Cards For Ad Firm Job Here CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (AP) A St Louis advertising firm has pulled the biggest coup of the season on the high-bidding high-bidding high-bidding pro football market by luring Jimmy Conzelman out of his Chicago Cardinal coaching job and into the business world. It ws done without much ef fort, sines the Irrepressible 49-year- 49-year- 49-year- 49-year- old coach in bis letter of resigns- resigns- tlon said be decided to get out of football and settle down to a more normal family life. As an account executive for the l, D'Arcy Advertising Co., his effervescent effervescent personality, which has made him one of sport's most colorful colorful figures, will come In handy. For two years he has worked for the firm on off seasons. But as Cardinal President Ray Bennigsen puts it, "Will he be happy out of football?" He has been in pro football, off and on, since 1920 as player and coach. Family .Ties to Consider. In a letter to Mrs. Violet Bid-will, Bid-will, Bid-will, chairman of the club's board of directors, Conzelman said "it has been increasingly difficult the past few years to take my family back and forth between St Louis and Chicago. The situation has not been helped by having a school-age school-age school-age son (11-year-old (11-year-old (11-year-old (11-year-old (11-year-old Jimmy Jr.) a part of that twice-a-year twice-a-year twice-a-year twice-a-year twice-a-year change. Because I think that it is about time I take root in one locality, locality, I have decided to tender my resignation effective Jan. 12. 1949, and to take a Job with the D'Arcy Advertising Co." Jimmy's Cardinal contract signed in 1948 had one more year to go, reportedly at a salary of about $25,000. His resignation, although expected expected to come later, was a surprise surprise at this time. No Thought of Successor. "We have not even started thinking about his successor," said Bennigsen. Conzelman in his resignation praised the Cardinal football playing playing personnel and his assistant coaches, Phil Handler, Buddy Parker and Dick Plasman, whom he significantly tabbed as "being well equipped to carry on the coaching duties." The rough-hewn, rough-hewn, rough-hewn, white-maned white-maned white-maned Conzelman spurned several lucrative lucrative coaching offers while with the Cardinals, especially since 1946 when they began to rise from a mediocre National Football League club and flex a giant's muscles. They won six and lost five in 1946, had a nine-three nine-three nine-three record record in their championship 1947 year, and captured the 1948 western western division crown with 11-L 11-L 11-L They lost the championship play-off play-off play-off to ma miiaaeipnia Eaelea a t.m they defeated 28-21 28-21 28-21 for the 1947 -u -u in a snow storm Conzelman Refuses To Discuss Report of $50,000 Redskin Bid WASHINGTON. Jan. 8 (UP). JIMMY CONZELMAN said here last night he had resigned resigned as head coach of the Chicago football Cardinals because because "I thought I ought to spark down in one locality." "This matter of moving a family from city to city, especially especially when you have a teenage teenage boy is pretty rough," he said. The veteran coach, here to address the Touchdown Club, said he was quitting pro football football to accept a full-time full-time full-time position position with an advertising agency in St Louis. Conzelman refused to discuss a report that he turned down an offer of (50,000 to coach another another N.FJ4. club presumably George Marshall's Washington Redskins. Harrison Paces Fie?d in Coast Golf Tourney ( (j titl month. Conzelman replaced Ernie Nev. ers as the Cardinals football boss In 1940 after serving eight years as coach at his alma mater, Washington Washington University in St Louis and giving that school three Missouri Valley titles. He am- am- v. - - Cards under an unusual arrange- arrange- mjcih wiia owner cnanie Bid will a mutual agreement from year to year insieaa or a contract. Bid- Bid- wui oiea in the spring of 1947 of pneumonia, never having the cnance io see his title team featuring featuring the $100,000 Charlie Trippi Had Fling in Browns' Office. During the war years, Conzelman Conzelman left the Cards in charge of assistant handler and returned to St Louis to become assistant to Don Barnes, then president of the baseball Browns, and public relations relations director. This was Just one of the many Jobs the happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky Conzelman Conzelman took over durin a nomadi J ... " WW iiu excumg career. While playing halfback in his student days at Washincrton it also managed six orchestras ani cut records, singing and playing his own accompaniment. In addi tion to being a versatile musirian and impromptu entertainer, his career also includes all-National all-National all-National Football League recoenition - player with the championship Providence steamrollers of 1928 an undefeated 160-r.nnnd 160-r.nnnd 160-r.nnnd champion at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in the first I war, player-manarer player-manarer player-manarer f h. Rock Island (111.) baseball team of the Mississippi Valley circuit, an ..1? j a-iime a-iime a-iime musical com-ny com-ny com-ny Noles 3. Whitaker-Ruehl Whitaker-Ruehl Whitaker-Ruehl 0; eay Lrood News." vi.i.j an.... ci. 1 - t- t- I?!? Grlch Village 1. Noles had 978 and 2733 for saie.man of sculptored soldier! team honors. monuments of World War I He LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UP)-E. (UP)-E. (UP)-E. J. (Dutch) Herrison of Little Rock, Ark., held a one stroke lead today as a field of 125 golfers teed off for the second round of the $15,000 Lo- Lo- Angeles open tournament tournament Only the steely-nerved steely-nerved steely-nerved Harrison, Harrison, a couple of unknown amateurs, amateurs, and colorful Jimmy Dem-aret Dem-aret Dem-aret of OJai. Calif, were able to break pa.- pa.- on the tough Riviera Country Club courso yesterday. Harrison came in with a twomn-der twomn-der twomn-der 69, and Simon Pures Bobby Gardner of Burbank, Calif, and Nick Petropolo of Culver City, Calif, Joined Demaret in the one-under one-under one-under par 70 bracket. But the tricky greens and long fairwpys of the beautiful canyon course withstood the par-busting par-busting par-busting erioris or most of the nation's links starts. Bantam Ben Hogan, the Little Fort Worth (Tex.) veteran veteran going after bis third straight Los Angeles open title, was well down among the finishers with 74. Thirty-five Thirty-five Thirty-five players were ahead of Hogan after the first round. With Hogan and other big names having trouble all day, Harrison Harrison shot a brillia ' 33 coming in, after going out on the front nine with a one over par 36. He bogeyed the second hole, but birdies on the eleventh, fourteenth and seventeenth seventeenth holes gave him first-round first-round first-round leadership. Still within striking distance of the leaders were Msrty Furgol. Bob ToFki. Sam Snead. Ellsworth, Vines, Smiley Quick. Jimmy Hlnes. Jack Burke, snd Eric Monti, who shot par 71's. Grouped in the 72 bracket were 15 linesmen. These included Los Angeles Negro Bill Spiller, Lloyd Mangrum, Herman Keiser, George Fazio. Ed (Prvky) Oliver, Ha waiian J-mmy J-mmy J-mmy Ukauka, Harry Bassler, Jerry Barber, Jack R. Cage, Felice Torza. Billy Nary, Bruce McCormick. Chick Harbert, Earl Martin and George Beer. Betty Kuhls's 246-677 246-677 246-677 Tops in Women's Loop Betty Kuhls, member of the South St. Louis Dairy in the Women's Major Scratch Bowling League, rolled games of 210, 221 and 248 for 677 series last night at the Du-Bowl Du-Bowl Du-Bowl Lanes. Team results in the Women's Major circuit: South St Louis Dairy S. Say It With Flowers 0: Monnlgs 3, Virginia Dares 0; Gin- Gin- was voted pro coach of the year in 1947. (I Many honors other than football nave been bestowed on Conzelman famed also a witty after dinner speaker. He is most proud of his commencement day address on American youth at the University ' of Dayton a few years back which was so well done that it became j .ciimrea reaoing at West Point and Annapclis. The affable lack-nf.aii lack-nf.aii lack-nf.aii ir.j... ! has been master of them all. I But he will have to prove to j Bennigsen, at least that he will be happy out of football r? AlI U rather Ball Villi Iiub!nr GET OUT OF DEBT!"" lUOfttT PLAN will arrewee m ALL veer elebretteriiee; m, YOU cm ft et ef etebt with, payments cm effore-. effore-. effore-. NOT A LOAM COM. ANY. NO SiCUtlTY OS INDOISEIS epi'iitfo. THE IUDGET PLAN. INC.

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch08 Jan 1949, SatPage 6

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)08 Jan 1949, SatPage 6
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