Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 21, 1938 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, November 21, 1938
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Monday, November. 21,1938. HOPE STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS THE O'Brien, Cafego, Goldberg, and MacLeod Are All-America Backs Aldrich and Hale Make Second Team O'Brien Is Called Greatest Passer in History of College Football By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Writer (Copyright, 1938, NBA Service, Inc.) All America once uguin hulls 1938's All-America men of football! Prisoners of prestige, NEA's All-Americas of this fall got there the hard way . . . did a thorough mnd splendid job all the way along the route. In most cases, press comments and honors won in 1937 made them marked men. Op)>on- ents pointed for them , . . double and triple-teamed them . . . but they went right ahead and played their game . . . a game tops in any company. If there was any change in their fire, it was because of a sophisticated damper that comes with finesse. They were more than rugged individualists. Several were stars on a star-studded team. Yet they were satisfied to bury their glam- or under a blanket of team piny. The great majority of football heroes do not crnve headlines. Noa's 1938 All-America men were smart, keen, and capable . . . truly finished football products. Praise and fanfare did not blur their vision, or swell their heads. They showed rare sense of values. No one of them had a bad day. They let nobody down. So, all America once more hails 1938V All-America men of football! Three are of the east, the middle- west, Missiuri Valley, and southland two posts each, and the outfit is rounded out by one athlete from the great southwest and another from California. Dnvey O'Brien Greatest Passer Tills year's All-America backs are David O'Brien of Texas Christian, George Cafego of Tennessee, Bob MacLeod of Dartmouth, and Marshall Goldberg of Pittsburgh. The ends arc John Wysocki of Villanova and Waddy Young of Oklahoma, the tackles Alvord Wolf of Santa Clara and Ed Beinor of Notre Dame, the guards Ed Brock of Iowa State ami Ralph Heikkinen of Michigan, and the center Dan (Tiger, Hill of Duke. O'Brien crashes the All-America despite the frict that he weighs only 150' pounds. The Texas Christian quarterback was vastly more than the greatest thrower of a. forward pass in the history of the college game. There were few better tall carriers and no better safety men. Irish Davey Tucked exceptionally well. As for his passing, he .completed 79 of the first 138 he threw this autumn . . . for a total of 1379 yards. Fifteen of his passes rang the register for touchdowns without further ado. He made the cow country forget Samuel Baugh. Safego hails from Scarboro, W. Vn., which is a sjnall mining camp. He wasn't sought after by any school. His high school coach called Tennessee coaches . . . told him he had placed the boy on a bus and asked them to look after him when he arrived in Knoxville. Cafcgo Kan Away and Hid Indifferent in practice as a freshman, Cafego ran wild when he got in scrimmage. Maj. Bob Neyland said: "Well, that fellow can run." Later he remarked: "Why, that fellow can tackle." Then he learned that Cafego could pass, kick, and was a great defensive player. George Cafego is the finest all-round player in the football history of the University of Tennessee. He is only 20 years old, stands 5 feet 11, and weighs no more than 170 pounds, but runs with the power of a 200-pounder. He practically ran away and hid in the Coluntters' smashing victory over Alabama. Goldberg, perhaps the finest running back in the land a year ago, switcher from left halfback to fullback this season at the request of his Pittsburgh teammates. The Elkins, W. Va., lad turned out to be as fine a blocking fullback &s he was a running back. The Pajithers were not beaten untli a knee injury placed him on the sidelines. As a sophomore, .Goldberg served notice of his ability to do something besides carry when Dr. Jock Sutherland turned him into a bloeker against a fine Washington array in the Pasadena Rose Bowl. MacLeod Great Player Although his play was limited by his coach, Goldberg gained 890 yards by rushing in 193C, 701 in 1937, and 31C in his first six games this year. He scored a half dozen touchdowns each in 1936 and 37 and seven in. his first six games this season. He switched to left half at times this season, and during his three-year reign runs of from 40 to 90 yards from scrimmage, on receiving kickoffs, and on pass interceptions were not uncommon. Capt. Robert F. McLeod has been *'the difference between an ordinary Dartmouth club and a great one for three years. He is only 20, stands 6 feet, and weighs 190 pounds. He resides at Glen Ellyn, 111. MacLeod could run with the best, tackle'and block to suit even a coach who was a severe critic of those who could not master those two arts, pass, pick, and above all was the fighting type who nose even above his usual brilliance when the going was tough. One of the many characteristics of MacLeod was his stamina. For three seasons he has played 60 minutes of every game in which the Big Green was locked in a combat in which the outcome was not settled until the final whistle. It has been the same way on the basketball court, a#d was previously on the cinder path, when MacLeod as a schoolboy hurdler was setting Ed Bock Iowa Slate Left Guard Beinor •'• Notre Dame ght Tackle Al Wolff 'Santa Clara T .cfl Tackle Ralph Heikkinen Michigan Right Guard David O'Kricn Icxas Christian Quarterback Marshall Goldberg Pittsburgh Fullback Bob MacLeod Dartmouth Right Half Waddy Young 1 Oklahoma Right End John Wysocki Villanova Left End ALL-AMERICA Unscored on Duke Meets Pittsburgh May Be the Last Game for Sutherland as Pitt Mentor records in the 220 lows. Wysocki, the Polished End MacLeod's endurance could be traced to native strength and letter-perfect training which he kept the calendar 'round. MacLeod, a superb field general, is modest, studious, and ambitious. Opponents of Dartmouth will tell you that it is impossible to measure MacLeod in points scored. It was Mac's constant threat that aided the other Hanover backs. Mac's crushing power when lie carried raised havoc with the enemy's lasting ability. John Wysocki is a raw-boned kid who made more All-America teams last year than any other end. As a sophomore, Wysocki had little polish. He was just u big fellow with a desire to put on bone-crushing blocks, a fevor for knocking people down, and obsessed with the idea that end play should be confined to the opponents' backfield. There was finesse to his blistering blocking, brisk tackling, and uncanny forward pass receiving this year. He gave Maurice Big Clipper) Smith a chance to turn the foemen's- desire to sock Wysocki into a Villanova advantage. Wysocki is all team player. He was the ideal decoy on past, plays, and a demon on defense. Wysocki, a Wilkes-Barre boy, played with a pair of ankles that would have ebnched a less hardy individual. Waddy Young, Huge End Waddy Young, 203-pound Oklahoma senior, is one of the grandest offensive Second and Third Teams .Position Second Team Third Team Hml Holland. Cornell Shirk, Oklahoma Tackle Maronic, North Carolina Delancy, Holy Cross Gur.rd Suffridge, Tennessee £.mith, Southern California Center Aldrich, Texas Christian Brock, Nebraska Guard Twedcll, Minnesota Landry, Rice Tackle Hale, Texas Christian Boyd, Texas A. and M. End Wyatt, Tennessee Brown, Notre Dame Quarter Lansdell, Co. California Kischer, Iowa State Hallhark Bottnri, California McCullough, Oklahoma Halfback I-ingel, Michigan State Christman, Missouri Fullback Weiss, Winconsin McLaughry, Brown ends and blockcrs who ever played football. He is big and strong enough to move the defensive line-backer or tackle without help. Instinctively, he knows and can apply all the blocking leverages. He's the boy who made the Oklahoma attack go since most of the Sooner plays went to the right. Ho could cfitch a forward pass anywhere und handle the forward-lateral bcauti- lully. He was smart, fast and playeil more minutes than any other member of the club. A great defensive end, he was particularly good at rushing passes ;-s Emit* Lane nf Rice. Tommv Thomu- nounds. He made his letter as a sophomore at a tough school in which to make a letter. All-America a yeai ago, he was an aggressive and truly groat tackle. Alvord Wolff, after making all- city teams at Mission High School o: San Francisco, not only dcmonstratec himself as a perfect team player a Santa Clara, but also was a standout on individual performance. Fast for all his 220 pounds, Wolff got downfield to nail punt receivers . . intercepted and broke up for ware basses. In the Sugar Bowl name of t son of Tulsa, and other passers will year ago, he twice broke through to testify. He stands G feet 2 and registers .stop ball-carriers. graceful for his size. In three years ie lost little time because of injuries He is i,s smart in his classes as he was on the football field., Bock Best in Cyclone History Ed Brock, 202-pound co-captain was the greatest lineman in Iowa State history. He could not be taken out by one man. He was one of the finest blockers in the game. He was at the bottom of every play. A keen football analyst, he never was fooled. He is tn honor student in engineering and president of his fraternity. He started every game in three years of competition . . . played many without re- By PAUL M1CKELSON NEW YORK—(/P)—Putting two and two together— Duke, undefeated and unscored on in eight games, is the last, deep mystery of the up and down campaign. And its right to stand up with such teams as Notre Dame, Texas Christian and Tennessee will be decided Saturday on $ts home field by still mighty Pittsburgh. If Duke should win, no one can doubt its football supremacy. The team should be in a choice spot to receive a Rose-Bowl invitation, a bid it has been craving for years regardless of what Coach Wallace Wade and his drum beaters may say to the contrary. The Duke-Pitt game should be one cf the standouts of a decade of football Fill, despite its one setback, must be favored because of its terrific power Duke hasn't encountered a backfiek like Goldberg, Stebbins, Casiano am Checkerneo, all of whom should be ready to shoot the works Saturday More than that, the Panthers have a hunch it may be the last game fo: Jock Sutherland as Pitt coach. Rumors have it that Sutherland, dis- uestecl over some rather picayunish •ules under the Bowman purity movement, is ready to quit and accept a call to Stanford. No one but Sutherland knows but the boys are out to make what may be his Pitt swan song a funeral dirge for Duke's hopes of one of the greatest football seasons on record. And Pitt should win after a •lard fight. T. C. U. Great Team T. C. U. Vuns into unexpected opposition Saturday in. Southern Methodist at Dallas. The Mustangs, after a so-so start, are hotter than a Texas sun in July and rate to give Davey O'Brien and his touchdown makers their severest test of the season. There's a rule that no Southwest team ci:n ,run the razzle-dazzle gauntlet Without a setback and up and coming S. M. "U. may uphold that tradition. T. C. U. should win, but win, lose or draw, the Christians must be rated as one of the three strongest, if not the greatest team in the nation. Didn't the late Knute Rockne say that no team Mokes Sure Now TCU to Battle £ nv.i.1 ct '"i *'*~& for Title Satur Arkansas to Wind son Next Thursday Against Tulsa By FELIX B McKNIGHT DALLAS, Texas.—</P)—To ; 'a" grgat unbeaten Texas, Christian,, team' that •' hasn't once actually turned^ ^ori>the " heat, a run of nine consecutive ttrif]', u'mphs has been just a rehearsal 'for ' one game. ' '•'*'," Next Saturday the Christians arrive.'., at their objective—an invasiott-^ofSa ..Southern Methodist stadium -tHat^WJlT'j be jammed with a capacity .crowd'-ofv' 23,000 persons. 1. Their first -Southwest'.Conference.""^! title since 1932; third in'history;*,'.^qy! 'i~$j ". An undefeated, untied" ^season:. 1 -K';| ir second in history. '. -Y,4<. ''vV,-.'-ill . 2. An heir Johnny Getchell, who lost track of the downs in the Notre Dame- Carnegie Tech game, makes certain now. The Minneapolis official, field judge in Wisconsin's 14-7 victory over XI. C. L,. A. in Los Angeles, follows the flight of the ball as the Bruins convert after their touchdown. 3. An invitation to any man's ,'.'boWl'V. '' lief missed 50 minutes of nine games in 1937 55 in his first eight from Ponca City. Joseph Edward Beinor is Dame senior from Harvey, Wolff was a vicious tackier. Little Noire yardage was made over him. He He is clicked in opening holes for his back- 21, stands C feet 2, and weighs 207 fielders. He is only 20 yeans old and Broncos of Sonta Clara Reach End of Trail panics this fall He played four years at Fort Dodge, Iowa, High School and one year at Fort Dodge Junior College. He has been an All-Big Six player for three yeu-s. He graduates in December, and has a job with a meter company in Cleveland. Heikkinen Fastest in Big Ten Ralph Heikkinen, Michigan senior of Ramsay, was small as guards go. He flood only five feet eight and weighed 182 pounds, but he was the fastest guard in tjhe Big Tan . . . one of the best Fritz Crisler ever saw. He had a great offensive charge. A corking bloeker, especially when pulling out of the line, he was chosen as the Wolverines: 1 most valuable player in 1937. Hill, (iO-Minute Man Co-Captain Hill was Duke's GO-minute num. He perhaps was of as much or more value to the Blue Devils as any one man to any other team in the nation. For five games straight running, following the Rurham outfit's easy openers with V. P. I. and Davidson, Hill played brilliant football for GO minutes in four and for 5G minutes in the other. A whi-le of a defensive man against both running plays and passes, Hill also was an accurate snapper-back. He v>'as so fast that he was sent down to cover kicks and usually led the way down. He divided the signal calling with Quarterbeck Bob Spongier . . . directed the team in a number of ouchdown marches against major foes. lis play and natural leadership was he inspiration of the club . . . helped o carry the Blue Devils through de- pite the fact that the team practically et a Dixie record for sickness and in- uries. Hill was the type of player who got a big kick out of just being out there jlaying football. We repeat what we have said in other years. We might go on to unveil the tallents of a brilliant second team, especially of men like Ki Aldrich, the great Texas Christian center, and possibly an equtlly good third team. It's hard to tell where an All-America leaves off and a second choice be gins. was great until it was defeated? Notre Dame, which escaped with a two-point victory over Northwestern has Southern California left for an engagement at Los Angeles, December 3. All the great teams of the year have been well fortified with reserves, bad- y needed this fall as hot weather sapped the strength of the regulars. Notre 3ame has reserves, galore in quality and quantity, and should dispose of the Trojans to finish their first undefeated, untied season since Rockne's farewell campaign in 1930. Michigan also would be judged as one of the best teams of the nation if it had sn errorless kicker. One kicker of merit would have left the Wolverines undefeated. The job that Fritz Crisler turned in his first season'at the Michigan helm must be rated as one of the most outstanding of the 1938 season. Predictions: Thanksgiving Day—Alabama over Vanderbilt, Brown over Columbia, Vilanova over Manhattan, Nebraska over Kansas State, Cornell to beat Pennsylvania, Southern California to win a tight one over U. C. L. A. and then get the Rose Bowl bid, Tennessee over Kentucky with ease, and Arkansas over Tulsa. Saturday—Army to wallop Navy, Holy Cross over Boston College, Pitt over Duke^-Fordham to trounce N. Y. U., Texas Christian to whip S. M. U. after a wild day, Rartmouth over Stanford, Baylor over Rice, Tulane over L. S. U., Auburn over/Florida, Georgia Tech over Georgia, and Washington over Washington State. Victory also would give, therchris-'.) \i| ians revenge for a defeat, threei'yjears Jf ago in a similar setting.- 'At,.;tlie'";fag. ^5| end of the 1935 season TCU and!,SivlU>.',;i!| came up to their traditionaL'gafne tin-'. ^ defeated, untied and looking)fpr-Hhe' conference title and a Rose ; -Bowl, iii-> vitation. • , •,-'?':"'-•;!.-'; In the wUdestxif. all Southwest games Southern Methodist won, 20-14;';Soutth- ern Methodist went to the Rpse'jBowl; Texas Christian to 'the Sugar Bowl.fi • -.' Both undefeated in conference-play,".•"',? the two denominational schools,-separ- , £ ated only by 30 miles of "'pavement,;' > 'i meet again in the nation's top'game: /. for the second ti'nVe in four'' years." ,; Southern Methodist hasn't a Rose.BowJ -''. bid at its fingertips, but could step into 'i the Cotton Bowl by winning the;con-. ,'• ference crown. Texas Christian .'{may". ','• be able to take its choice if it wins/ '^-. 7 Not a man on the big Texas Chris- ,V. tian team that smothered Rice" Institute, 29-7, behind David O'Brien's passing and running wizardy, canie:;6ut' with a scratch. The same held':tnie for Southern Methodist's warriors, who trampled Bullet Bill Patterson ahd'his Baylor Bears, 21-6. . ]'•:. Coach Leo (Dutch) Meyer, a mellow; man who has been head coaching'pnly our years, said of his Christianslafter he Rice triumph: . >. ' •-.'.;" "I just don't know how good th&y really are—we haven't had to -really -', f- ipen ,up this season." , , i ' - ' ;';"' On the Methodist side, Coach, Matty!} :•' Bell has brought along his boys.^in v ,'grand style since the Pittsburghi-past-,- -'5 ing. Thej' have improved week ;jby ' " : week, piling up scores but odds .still .,.lean in the Christian's favor. •;* ," The TCU-SMU game put the annual Bested By Browns NEW YORK.—The only team to hav an edge on Lefty Gomez last season was the St. Louis Browns, who bestec the Yankee star three games to two. Thankgiving Day game between-Te^as. ";j Aggies and the Texas Longhorns in.^he' '-deep shade. Texas, loser of eight • straight games, meets an Aggie te'aW with explosive material that had, f its. biggest day on its last out, whipping Rice, 27-0. ' ;, :':«•> . Nevertheless, some 40,000 will*cram the Memorial Stadium at Austin'to see the ancient state institution'rivalry renewed. ", • /'• Arkansas winds up its schedule with a Thanksgiving, Day date with ; .Tulsa University at Tulsa. yV No Out of Bounds for Him Smashing line play featured St. Mary's 7-0 upset .of Santa Clara at San Francisco, where the Broncos 39; 34»ney, Np 31, ajid Scliiechi, No. 32 N V. U. Halfback NEW YORK.—Stanley Mikulka, New York University halfback and leading ground-gainer, has been elected to Tau Beta Pi, national honorary engineering fraternity. The Bronx boy, a brillian student,' is the first N. Y. U. football player to gain that honor.

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