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Wednesday, December 7, 1955
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DECEMBER 7, "1955 THE DETROIT REPORTER Page S even Wings Break Baseball's Immortal Monus Wagner Dies CARNEGIE, Pa. John Peter- (Honus) Wagner, by acclamation tne greatest shortstop in baseball history, died in his sleep here Tuesday. He was 81. vvagner, once termed by John F.,M j.x-vjriiw me greatest DaseDau player who ever lived," had a stranglehold on several National League batting records. During his 21 years in the circuit Wagner hit over .300 in 17 seasons and eight times won the batting championship. Those marks have not been challenged by any National ' ucagucj. sHuue. ms metime p average was .329, compiled tt g against ine aeaa ball. Deceptively awkward looking and bowlegged, Wagner was the personification of grace afield. He played every position but catcher, although his fame came as the Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop from 1900 to 1917. In 1933 Wagner was brought , back as a Pirate coach. He planned to stay just one year, but did not retire until 1952. He was credited with developing the late Arky Vaughan into one of the best present era " shortstops. If bp fs.&v ' .... f i X f mmmmmmiim Stars How Spark Hew Combines Lindsay Howe Line HONUS -WAGNER sports today Olson Favored Over Sugar Ray Doubt Robinson Can Go Route By GEORGE E. VAN (Detroit Times Unit) Bobo Olson is figured at 18-5 to eliminate Ray Robinson as the man haunting his middle-weight championship in their gettogether in Chicago Friday night. This is the fight that many figured would never come off after the original Nov. 4 date when the Sugar man begged off because of what he and his handlers termed a "sprained ankle." But anyway you look at it, this is the most tantalizing fisticuff affair to come along in a spell. Robinson has beaten Bobo twice, once for the title. He is now 35, almost an old gaffer. But he's cute, cute in the manner of Jersey Joe Walcott. And he can punch. The record says so. If he regains the purple robes as the middleweight king, he'll duplicate the stunt of Tony Zale and Stanley Ketchel. But, and this is the tantalizer, even his most ardent boosters say he'll have trouble going the 15 round route. EXPECTED TO GO FOR QUICK KAYO 1 So they expect him to go early for the big one . . the knockout . . . because a fighter always keeps his punch although his legs may go and his timing m iss. He could always punch as well, many say better, as any middleweight in history. And while he was being a killer with his deadly punching he remains as one of the smoothest workmen in the history of punching. He has 148 fights and he has won 136 and 88 of those have been by knockouts. The record also says he has had had four losses and two draws. Robinson, as is his wont, always goes first class. He arrived in Chicago in his usual style with a party of twelve and enough luggage to fill a boxcar. You can look for Sugar Ray to pour it on for four, five, six, perhaps seven and if the issue isn't decided by that time in a kayo for Sugar Ray, the rugged Olson will likely take over and hang on to his mantle. IIAD GIVEN UP ON COAST TEAM Two years ago, and that would be when Michigan State went out to the Rose Bowl to play UCLA, the coast writers in sort nf a mutual ayreerrent Viarl crivan nn There was a common assent ... the Big Ten was too N?w York pul1 awav' the Wings mucn . . . too powerrui lor any Facinc coast conference Cr- V i iUlvvflu 11Iie tom-outfir bmations in yesterday's practice. The native son sports lads were all at the airport Z an eVnSmento .or. Sn,rt,n, crri co ca 111 . a.n experiment to be ..n 11 iuho utai-c iicKmcu a giant renewed alter tomorrows game record in football achievement. with the Bruins, nut the imnc But when the famous "pony backs," comparatively clicked so well Skinner told little guys like Billy Wells, Leroy Bolden, Ellis Duckett, Manager Jack Adams after HmmU TTlllO rtK)A TnmmiT Vanmirt plrirriv jsmvtm V, OraCtirP that ho Vl a AartiAnA rimn lilra on mom? vwMmrrcA.w. wOr. fn -.4-1 Send the n PW linpR intn NOT loin uric ovy nia.iijr jvuugaicia icicascu iui x tLcoa al school, the coast writers gasped. They rushed back to their typewriters and began to whoop it up, just as they always had before. UCLA would run the little horses right out of the park. Remember the score: Michigan State 28. UCLA 20. SPARTANS EVERY BIT AS FAST This year's team is every bit as fast as the Spartan Rose Bowl winners of two years ago-. In fact, the line gives State a faster overall team speed. And State is bigger. Particularly in the backfield with Walter Kowalczyk and Clarence Peaks letting loose off the halves . . . and Gerry Planutis, a little guy, plays big . . . he's the bread and butter man who goes for the needed five and frequently gets 15. And in Earl Morrall, and time will bear without even more, State has the greatest quarterback in its history. . If UCLA blows this one you'll again hear the cry to dissolve the Rose Bowl pact. By LEWIS H. WALTER (Detroit Times Unit) One of the greatest scoring combinations in the history of hockey was broken up today when Gordon Howe and Ted Lindsay were placed on different forward lines by Coach Jim Skinner of the Detroit Red Wings. , ine Wings started an un precedented streak of seven Na ;tional Hockey League chamDion ships when Howe and Lindsay were brought together to form the Wings' famous production !line with Center Sid Abel in 11948. Now Lindsay and Howe, still Detroit's two big scoring guns, are being placed on different lines in an attempt to add more balance to the Detroit attack. They have scored 28 of Detroit's 57 goals in 25 games. LINDSAY'S NEW LINE Lindsay, six-time NHL All-Star left wing, will team with Center Alex Delvecchio and Right Wing Bill Dineen tomorrow when the Wings play the Boston Bruins at Olympia. Howe, four-time NHL scoring champion and four times an All-Star selection at right wing, now will play with Center Dutch Keibel and Leonard (Red) Kelly, the great defenseman who has Deen smrted to left wing. The Wings other forward line ' will be composed of Rookie' center Norm Ullman. Rookie Left Wing John Bucyk and the veteran right winger, Metro Prystai. Said Skinner: 'We've got to spread our punch around a bit. It's getting: so the enemy doesn't think it has anything to fear when the big line is off the ice." SETS PLAYOFF RECORD Lindsay has scored 15 eoals and Howe 13 this year while playing with Reibol as center. This trio set a Stanley Cup playoff record last spring by rolling up 51 points in the 11 games against Toronto and Montreal. Lindsay's new line has a season total of 29 goals, Delvecchio havine scored nine and pineen five. The new Howe line has totaled 20 with Reibel srnr- ing five and Kelly two. iviemoers of the third Detroit line have totaled only four, which is two each for Ullman and Prystai. Bucvk. th hnriv forward from Edmonton is, how ever, just getting his chance to piay. jbKinner used him extensively on the three-game road trip which saw the Wings break even last weekend. SUFFERING INJURY The Wings now have in rp- serve Forwards Jerry Toppaz-zini, who is suffering' from a pulled groin muscle, and Left Wings Real Chevrefils and Alarty Pavelich, whose play has been below standard. Chevrefils is the only one of the three to nave scored a goal. Now tied for third nlace. hut tired of seeing Montreal and : -'-O-j Doak Walker day plans were outlined by Nick Kerbawy (seated), general manager of The Detroit Lions, and Bud Erickson, publicity man, in the Lions' office. The Lions star will be feted at Briggs Stadium Sunday, when the Lions meet, the New York Giants. dpons En Shorts CLEVELAND Bob Baker of Pittsburgh rules a 2-1 favorite over Nino Valdes for their Wednesday night television light. (Channel 7, 10 p.m.). The fight carries considerable importance. The winner is almost certain to land a crack at heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano next summer. MIA3II Sam Snead, a five-time former winner of the event who was kept idle last year because of an injury, will be included in the all star lineup of golf pros battling in the $12,500 Miami Open tourney which starts tomorrow. Other headliners will be Mike Souchak, Bob Rosburg-, Doug Ford, Julius Ford and Dr. Cary Middlecoff. LOS ANGELES Dan Reeves dpnipr! rnmnrc ha uniilH tiara n 'i , - , ,1 . . . ;j . C i 1 Los Angeles Rams football team after 15 years. The storv said Reeves' three partners hald .told him he would have to quit unless he devoted full time to the job. DETROIT TECH HOME AS WAYNE TRAVELS Detroit Tech's basketball team, boasting a 1-1 record to date, hosts Western Ontario in the St Elizabeth gym, Canfield and McDougald, at 7:30 tonight. At the same time Wayne University's cagers open their season battling at Michigan ions to Hold ' lay' 2 Drivers Get Racing Trophies n w hi m talker tm BY JAKE BERSON (Detroit Times Unit) Doak Walker, one of the greatest running backs of all time, will be honored in his final football appearance at Briggs Stadium Sunday afternoon. .Liions oiiiciais nave designated the occasion 'Doak Walker Day," with ceremonies scheduled between halves of the Lions-New York Giants football game, last of the season. Walker is retirins from the Same after six seasons in the National Football League, a 1 1 with the Lions. lie wants to devote all of his time to his extensive business interests in Dallas, Tex. lie was reluctant to return to the Lions when the 1955 season opened for the same reason, but was talked into playing by Coach Buddy Parker. City and state public officials as well as officers of every, club m the NFL will pay tribute to the Doaker. The Detroit Football Club, in addition, will re tire his jersey number, "37", after this season. CAT.IE FROM SMU Walker came to the Lions ir 1950 after a fabulous c-ollcatc career at Southern Methodist. In college he won unanimous All-America honors as well as the Maxwell and Heisman trophies. Weighing only 170 pounds. Walker was considered by many as too small in the roughest team game in sports. But all doubt soon evaporated as the Doaker became the scourge of the league as a ball carrier. His uncanny running ability pro vided Lions fans with their biggest thrills from the moment he joined the club. HERE AND THERE: All American Robia Freeman tossed in 40 points, but Ohio State dropped its basketball opener to Vanderbilt, 76-47 . . . Aging Ez-ard Charles says he wants another shot at the heavyweight title . . . Saudi Arabia has been I admitted as the 87th member of the International Soccer Fed- 3ration. Johnny Riddle, ex-ma.jor leage catcher and coach, has been named coach of the Milwaukee Braves' new Wichita team in the American Association . . . National League attendaance in 1955 totalled 7,674,412, a drop of 4 per cent over '51 . . . American league crowds zoomed li ptr cent to 8,912,971. Joseph C. Dey Jr., executive director of the U. S. Golf Association, has asked all pro linksmen "to do everything in your power to help check and destroy any gambling influence in golf." m m m Coach Paul Erown credits Otto Grahams return to action for bringing Cleveland its sixth straight Eastern Division title in the NFL. Graham came out of retirement in September. Brown said he didn't plan to ask Graham to play again in '56. out of six ganes TLAYS BIG ROLE He played a prominent role T. A 1 T i urn? i ts,. v,jr. ,. "i uie i-,ions itL. cnampion-Two handsome, drawling iu; , -,no j . southerners, Tim Flock andUi,; , . uoigui uiviaiuiicu. line 111 was named to the All-Pro eleven G RECREATION RINKS four times, missing out only in I OPEN 12 HRS. DAILY t952 when injuries forced him The Department of Parks and send the new lines into NHL .action immediately. the smashing olav of Dp- fenseman Gordon (Buckv) Hoi- lingworth in recent games helped Skinner make his decision. With the newcomer playing a solid game, Skinner feels he can afford to move Kelly up iront and go with just four aeiensemen. Titans See Perfect Grid Year in '56 A new era In sports at the University of Detroit was the keynote at the annual alumni football banquet held at the Latin Quarter. The Titans, after a discouraging start became a pell-mell outfit as the season advanced and won their last five games to tie Wichita for the Missouri Valley Conference title. U. of D. clobbered Wichita, 41-0, earlier in the year. Rev. Celestin J. Steiner, S.J., president of U. of D. said the 1956 squad would 1)9 the "sur prise of the season." He said the Jimmy Lynch of Erie, Pa., and Bob Chendes of Redford. I were named as co-captains of the 1956 team. Coach Wally Fromhart introduced the new captains in addition to listing the personnel of the varsity and frosh squads. The Titan frosh, coached by John Ray. Dick Abel and Joe Eelluso, were unbeaten. Letter winners announced by Coach Fromhart included the 1955 co-captains Frank O'Connor and Dick Quadn. Others were: Dick Vaughn. Stan Bartnicki. Jim Lobkovich, Al Baumgart, Tom rramski, Steve Gomola, smiad was the best in hislDick Burmeier. Perrv T?irh. six years with the school. ' lards, Chendes, Lynch, Arnold other years who acted as co-jsell, Al Korpak, John Carroll chairman wun int,eciui ix'uis.Ldve uaniKemper, luck cnap- ooo aaa mock car cnampion, 10ck iNASUAK title .i'6it"-" "--'"- j uviui.i uvpuin uric anaiucu al ix oucrUIUU po unbeaten next season. ISewell and John Bridges. I CaMW-xi Wnfol lnnr.ii o - - - Frank Mundy. both of Atlanta. suh, smilingly accepted trophies in Detroit Tuesday as champion auto racing drivers. Host at a luncheon at the: Sheraton-Cadillac was Chrysler Corp., whose powerful 300s were driven by Flock, 31, to the National Stock Car Racing Association (NASCAR) championship, and Mundy, 36, to the American Automobile Association title. Chrysler thus had the first twin championship in the industry. Their 300s earned 37 firsts in races of 100 miles and over. Sponsor of both Mundy and Flock was Carl Kiekhaefer, president , of Mercury outboard motor manufacturers. Jim Lamb, AAA contest board secretary, presented the troohv to Mundy. Ed Otto Sr., NASCAR vice president, gave their trophy to Flock. Chry sler presented silver plat ters to the two drivers, who 1954. Even in the Iniurv vear. i Walker, returning to action late in the season, led the Lions in their 31-21 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in a playoff of first place tie for the divisional title. He ran 67 yards for the winning touchdown over the Cleveland Browns in the championship game. Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1930 with 128 points, 10 shy of the league record. In the present season he tops the league scorers with 85 points, mostly from field goals and con versions. Here are his rushing and point totals. Recreation outside artificial skating rinks are open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The rinks are located at State Fair, Civic Center, Chandler Park, Gallagher Field, Redford Golf Course and St ' Hedwig Center. Year 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 Carries Yards Ave. Pts. 83 79 26 66 32 20 386 356 106 337 240 101 4.7 4.5 4.1 5.1 7.5 5.0 128 97 14 93 lOo 85 also were chamns nf thpir r1.l. aiKer s great prowess on the soective ernun in iqi iIield was matched by his repu- spective groups in 1953 tation as a gentleman. No athlete ever won more respect! as a person from his teammates, the opposing nlavers or j Nashua Sale Plan Revealed NEW YORK Nashua, 1955 1 horse of the year, will be sold1 to the highest bidder, it vas 4- announced Tuesday by exec-; mors oi tne estate oi tne latei William Woodward, Jr. Closed bids are expected to! range between $750,000 and! $1,000,000, experts said. Woodward was shot last: month in his Long Island home by his wife, who mistook him fpr a prowler. vs WASHINGTON GENERALS Boston Whirlwinds vs Philadelphia Spars Plus All New Enter-tainment Features Sat. Dec. lOp8; TICKETS ON SALE NOW $3 2.50 I.7S 1.25 inc. Tax Choice Seats Available OLYMPIA Stock car champions Frank Mundy (left), and Tim Flock holding their new trophies on the fender of a Chrysler 300, which they drove to victory. 3Iundv is aoo aaa siock car cnampion, iock JNA5UAK title- l 1 J ITL. A 1 " -. Cadillac Hotel luncheon Tuesday. LOANS On All Types of BUSINESS RESIDENTIAL HOMES MANUFACTURING MACHINEY REAL ESTATE PROJECTS New or Established Enterprise KENT MORTGAGE CO. 1928 Gardkm Building WOodward 2-9066 N CMt Purchase A Gift Certificate Redeemable For Gar Washes - Simonize - MerchandisQ JAK ICAR WASH 127C0 VV. McNichols cor. Meyers UN 2-4747 JOHNS BROS. 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