Montana Butte Standard • 14-June-1936 • Page 25

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Montana Butte Standard •  14-June-1936 •  Page 25 - MONTANA SPORT TALES •OF OTHER DAYS- Bowling Had...
MONTANA SPORT TALES •OF OTHER DAYS- Bowling Had Ideaa Man Outran Horses An Immortal Bobcat Grizzlies Look Hot Coach No. 19 Loaded W. Miller Wrestling By JOE L. MARKHAM====== . While Montana University -has never knocked the football world for a row, Grizzly teams have won 44H per cent of games played over Its grid period of years, which is a pretty good record, comparable with that of ms.ny schools, the sam? size, or larger. The writer predicts that the average Is going to "take a ride upward after this season becomes history. The 1938 Montana team Is being touted as the best ever to represent the schoo). The eleven faces the heaviest schedule ever built tor Montana •aslly. Emery wanted that title. Then along came the intercollegiate hamplonshlp, which was coveted by lorette. No trouble was experienced y Emery In disposing of his oppo- .ent In .lie finals. Yes, his name •as Corette. University, embracing nine games, most of them with formidable opponents. opponents. MOKE THAN GAME A WEEK. Speaking of schedules, many years ago, a Montana University grid team played two games in one week, but Michigan takes the cake lor most games plaj'ed In a seven-day period. In 1881, the Michigan vntslty played Harvard, Yale, and Princeton In the same week, all games taking place away from home. Those three games, were lost by the Wolverines, though by snug scores. The team finished the season with a .SOB average, by winning three games and tlelng one. Kacine college, another Opponent on the Wolverine schedule, foiled to show up, not even bothering to write or wire the reasons, if any, for the team's absence on a certain Saturday. GRIZZLIES' 19TH COACH. "Doug" Fcssenden, Grizzly coach, would be wearing number "19" If head coaches had to be numbered like kings and popes. Eighteen olher Mlows held down the head-man job at Montana before Fessenden. When "Doug" packs his belongings and hits out for other parts, which I hope he doesn't, I'm betting that Ills record will eclipse this, that, these and those of any or all predecessors, predecessors, despite his mania for bigger and tougher schedules. In the last 20 years. Jerry Nlssen, Bernie Bierman, "Click" Clark, Major Major Prank Mtlburn, "Bunny" Oakes and "Doug" Fessenden have been the football major domos at the U. . MH,LER STAYS ON MAT. In 1916 and 1917, one Walter Miller, Miller, middleweight champion wrcs tier, and former titleholder in the • welter division, established, a residence residence in eastern Montana. Miller, a Polish .boy, reached the top rung of tlie wrestling ladder, but tried boxing boxing before he engaged hi the field that brought him lots of dollars and doughnuts, As a kid In St. Paul ; Walter regularly patronized a gymnasium gymnasium where fighters trained. He just couldn't make the punching grade. Another kid was nuts on he coming a wrestler, but in the art of grappling he lucked that something. Tills kid switched to boxing and like ; Miller, acquired fame In the profession he transferred to. You'll recall him as Mike Gibbons, the St. Paul phantom. Mjller enlisted with a Montana regiment when war was declared In 1917. At BO, he Is still wrestling. For a number of years, 1922-1930, he covered a circuit In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The last I heard o[ him he was around Denver, Denver, armlocklng his way as a light- heavy weight, Little Error Sounded Otld. - Miller was booked to wrestle Henry Irlsinger at Roundup in 5016 Irlslnger was, even in those days, a great exponent of facial grimaces He was a showman. Miller met E young fellow of Polish descent a' Roundup, who, like himself, had lived st Warsaw. The young man, a coal miner, was Invited by Miller to attend the wrestling match. Waltei told his young friend to appear at the door df the theater where the bout was to be staged, and fell the doorman that he was going to "second" "second" Mr. Miller. The young man's attempt to crash the gate wasn' 1 done any too smoothly. Approach- Ing the doorman who asked him for his ticket, the young Pole in broken English stated that he was "one o Mr. Miller's minutes." This Polish explanation was as Greek as UT hard-boiled doorman. Along came Miller and he explained to the door man that the boy was to act as hi: "second," and this time the ycvmi Pole moved Irito the hall. WHY CBBS MISSED STAR. When Pete Bowling was pitching lor Butte in the Pacific Coas Jeagtin. the Chicago team of the Na tlonal league was willing to pay th Butte club a good price for th -linger. The deal was okaved by th two clubs, but knocked for a !oo by Pefe. The contract sent by th Cubs for Dowllng to sign was satis factory as to salary, but it carrie< a "temperance clause." Pete tore u the contract, and the deal was of: Pete was willing to pitch for th 1 Cubs, but objected to being told ho 1 to regulate his morals &nd liquids LOST TEMPER. 1'ete Dowllng put on an "Iro man" stunt on July 4, 19D3, pltchln two games, both wins. In the firs game, Pete had the San Pranclsc club eating out of his hand. WaJte Wilmot, the manager of the Miners wanted Dowllng to pitch the secon game, but at the time, he and Pel weren't so friendly, due to the fac that Pete refused to go » the Chi cago Cubs., Wilmot asked Bart Monahan, clu secretary, to see what lie could d with Pete about pitching that F.econ game. As Dowllng came to the bench be Innings, Bart Rbl-pered some hlng In Pete'a ear. Pete said "noth- ig doing." Bart then told the flinger that he ad bet $100 with a fan that Pete ould pitch and win the second ame from the Seals. He offered to Ive Pele half the bet. "You're on," said Pete, "but I'll do for you and the fifty bucks, but lot for Wilmot." Monahan told Wilmot about the eal as Pete went out to the box. It's cheap at the price,'' said Wll- lot, "and I'll see that both of yon et $50." So Wllnol, Pete, Burl and he Butte team all won on the deal. WAN OUTRAN COSTLY TEABf. The distance between Belt and Great Falls is 22 inilcs,or was in the lorse-ahd-buegy days. The distance Going Places TRIBUTE TO Cl' GATTON. Every time I go to Bozerrmn, I lake It n point to drive out by the .tale College, and look In the dlrcc- lod of Gatton field and say "Hello Id," which Is my way of paying rlbute to Cy Gatton, for whom the thlcllc field was named. Oatton, as lost followers of Montana college thletlcs of 20 years ago know, was Bobcat backfleld ace.'He lost his Ife in the World war. When I was coaching basketball t the college in '13-H, Gatton spent s much time as I did at the gyni- msium. He attended all the prac- Ice sessions, though he wasn't on lie «i»nd. He wns nt my office as nuch as I was. Ed Noble, who was aptatn of the football team, had hargc of the.gym building. There vas many an hour when the old rooden structure was populated nly by the three of us. Was a Bobcat Ace. Gallon was a Bozeman boy. At -allaltn high he was outstanding rack and football star. The same vas true while he attended Mon- ana Elate. Cy, I am sure, In 1914, had umbl- lons to become an athletic coach. That was one reason whv he put In o much time at tho gym. Another eason was, he knew I liked to have ilm around the place. Gatton wasn't a giant In stature, mt he had more than his shnrc of ightlng spirit, He certainly could ilay football. He was u great kid, popular with everyone. Tho athletic field at Bozeman proves that he was popular, for It 'arrlcs his name. COACH DOUG FESSE7VDEN. Rumor has It that the ISth coach of football at the University of Montana has the best Grizzly team in history coming up. Fessenden Fessenden has picked up a backbreaking backbreaking schedule and shows liis team here twice—against San Francisco U Dons and Montana State College Bobcats. didn't mean much lo a bird named lanson, who in 1905 covered the 22- mile trek in fast time, not on a bet, nor in a race, but because he hap )ened to be In a hurry, and couldn't be bothered with any kind of transportation transportation other than leg power. Hanson was known in that part ot the state as a distance runner. Competition Competition over marathon courses or distances of less mileage was an old story to him along Minnesota and Montana roads. Jack Collins, Great Falls master plumber, who later was sheriff of Ills county, happened to be in Belt one day. He had a fast team ol Korses, of which he was Quite proud He was looking for company on the homeward trip a:id Inquired a stores and the hotel to find out i! anyone was "going to the Falls." Collins found out that Hanson, the runner, was planning to walk ant run to the big city. Collins sough out the Swede and asked him It he wanted a ride. Horse Laugh Ueversed. "Hell no," said Hanson, "I'm In hurry." Collins thought the Swede was crazy. Hanson took to the road, Collins following in about 15 minutes. Jack never saw Hanson, though he kep an eye out to see how the Swede was faring. Upon arrival at Great Falls, Col [ins drove straight to Gerald's cafe The counter was crowded. As a man got up from a chair, Collins took hlf place. The man was Hanson. Tin Swede had beat horseflesh Inti Great Falls, and had ,'inlshed hi: dinner by the time Collins arrived Jack Collins soon afterward traded his prized team. CORETTE -EMERY NET DUELS There was one tennis title tha Bob Corette of Butte wanted to win and couldn't. The Earn -story applies to Ca Emery of Billings. Th two young men aban doned Montana unl verslty two years ago by graduation. Between them the owned titles. In hi junior year. Corett wbn the unlverslt championship. Pittc Cat Emery. aga inst him In th finals was Cal Emery. A few week later the Intercollegiate champion ship was played at Mlsssula. Emer won, having Corette stadn? htm In the face In the final round. The next year the unlverslt; championship was again fought ou by Curette an<i Emery. Corette _voa DO YOU RECALL?—When RECALL?—When E. Pat Kelly was quarter- jacking for Montana U. . , Wher Fred Bemifon coached tho Bobcats . When Frank Knight of Great ?alls won the doubles trapshootlng .ille of Montana . . When George flotz was secretary of nearly ever; lorae-racing meet held in Montana cities... When Tally Johns was wln- g al! his ligMs. . . Wlien Butte h won its first interscholastli track meet at Mlssoula. . , When 'Wild Bill Kelly" of Montana race< through the Stanford team for c touchdown. . . When Gov. Elmei Holt played on the Miles City base- mil team. . . When a Butte rifle :eam was recognized as the nation's best. . . When Danny Shay managed managed the Helena league team. . The time Anaconda high dcfcatcc Billings nt Bozeman for the state football championship. Sees Collegians As Cue Artists of Future Years ST. LOUIS, Jiuie 13—(/Pj—Charley f"Sliow-me-a-shot-1 -can't-make") Peterson believes the billiard star of the future will come from the colleges. The bald, stream-lined veteran trick shot artist, who hopes to make billiards an Intercollegiate sport says when Hoppe, Schsefer, Coch rana, Layton and olher expert; hang up their cues they will be sue cceded by outstanding players from the present crop of university en thusiaste. 3. M. Cohee of Purdue and J. O MHJer o! Wisconsin are two eolleg youths he lists as having the talen necessary to become "Hoppcs." "These boys are by far the mos promklng future billiard greats have come across," Peterson say.' "In the short time they have been playing they have developed nea perfect strokes, a wide knowledge o angles and a keen will to learn." Peterson himself Is ranked amon the all-time fancy shot performers The Japanese team will be th first to depart for the Berll Olympics, leaving about June 25. f. honors !or an up -f ; lo (o J. T. N. J. V. O, i- Z. L. BLANTON AND 1935 HOUND PITTSBURGH, June 13.— {JPi— Cy and Clyde Castlemar. of the New of 1935, are the outstanding failures campaign. Blanton, who has been 11 starts, blames It on the cold weather, his slow start. The New Yorker says: "My arm Is just as good as ever hitters are any better than In 1935 or control Is good and I hope to get going The Pirate hurler, who turned In* 13 wins and 13 losses last year and led the senior circuit In earned run effectiveness with nn average at 2.59, gives this explanation: "The cold weather has bothered my arm, hut things seem better since the warm weather has arrived. My control Is getting better and I expect to start winning.' . glanton pUched. bit.first cptopJ-te ..-, .,-.... .. ^ KX.. .... ~*_*.

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