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Banks Back for Hawkeye Grid Practice Iowa CJity, (#>)—University of Iowa football stock rose several points Tuesday when Guard Earl Banks reported for practice in uniform. Banks, who missed the Illinois game because of injuries suffered against Purdue, probably will be ready for the homecoming game with Indiana here Saturday. Tackle Hubert Johnston, who injured his neck against Illinois, also is expected to be ready by Saturday. The Hawkeyes worked on defense against Indiana plays, and worked on their running game Tuesday. * Football Notes From Big 10 PURDUE Lafayette, Ind., (U.R)—Coach Stu AP Wirephoto SITKO GETS SET FOR,TULANE — Emil Sitko (left), Notre Dame's hard-charging, dangerous fullback gets a whirlpool bath leg treatment as the Irish sharpen up for their battle on Saturday against Tulane, rated the power of the south. Trainer Hugh Burns gives Sitko some words of advice for the game in South Bend, during which Tulane will be attempting to avenge a 59-6 defeat from the Irish when last met 2 years ago. 12 of 16 Managers in Majors Seem Set for 1950 Season Holcomb had only planned for his a light drill Boilermakers Redskins. By RALPH RODEN New York, (£>) — T h e m a j o r league baseball managerial lineup for 1950 is almost sure to carry 12 holdovers from this year. Two skippers, Joe Kuhel of Washington and Bueky Walters of Cincinnati have lost their jobs. Jack Onslow of the Chicago White Sox and Zack Taylor of the St, Louis Browns may follow suit but the rest seem .secure. Onslow, serving his first season as fc a major league manager, brought the White Sox home 6th. He has a year to go on a 2 year contract-. However, rumors are that he-will be paid off and another manager hired. No Pitching Staff Taylor, whose Browns came-in 7th, departed for his Florida home without having his 'contract re- ne%ved. Taylor's employers, the DeWitt brothers, were disappointed over the team's showing but admitted that Taylor's pitching staff was nothing to brag about. The remaining leaders are on a more solid foundation. Most are working oh holdover contracts. Casey Stengel, manager of the World Champion New York Yankees, has another year to go on a year pact. Reports have "Ol of the Dodgers in the World Series which the Yanks won, 4 games to 1. However, Branch Rickey, Shotton's boss, gave Burt a vote of confidence the other day and Burt is expected back.. Southworth to Return Billy Southworth, who took a leave of absence from Boston because of illness, has regained hfs health. At the time of his departure observers said Billy was through although his contract isn't up until 1952. Recently, Southworth, and Brave officials affirmed that Billy the Kid will return. The situation in. the remaining National league camps is as folows: ; St. Louis—Eddie Dyer, one year o go'on a 2 year contract. New York — Leo D u r o c h e r, signed for 1950-51. Pittsburgh—Bill Meyer, signed :or 1950. Chicago—Frank' Frisch, signed o a 3 year contract in June, 1949. Philadelphia — Eddie Sawyer, signed to a 2 year pact during the season. ase" .in .line for a raise from $40,000 tbf$60,000. The contract of Joe McCarthy, whose Boston Red Sox finished a game back of. the'Yanks, .has expired. However, Red Sox General Manager Joe Cronin said that the job is McCarthy's "as long as he wants it." Rolfe Seems Certain Red Rolfe's contract at Detroit also has expired but the Tigers very seldom offer managers more than one year documents. Rolfe brought the Tigers home 4th this year, his first at the job, and it will be a complete surprise if he isn't retained. Connie Mack will be back at Philadelphia. Lou Boudreau inked / a 2 year document last season and his post at Cleveland-appears safe. The managerial picture at Brooklyn and Boston is slightly clouded in the National league. i Burt Shotton, who led the i Dodgers to the pennant hasn't been signed for 1950. Shotton was '• sharply criticized for his handling THE FINEST AUTO BODY AND FENDER Repairing Service by Skilled and Experienced Men at J.ohn Gallagher, Inc. 22-24 3rd N. W. Phone 1144 the gate. Charles Heavily Favored to Beat Pat Valentino '-San. Francisco, (fP) —This city's first heavyweight title fight in 40 years found interest mounting by the minute Wednesday as NBA Champion Ezzard Charles and Pat Valentino finished training. Their 15-round battle will be waged at the COW Palace Friday night. Charles, recognized by the National Boxing Association as the boss of the big fellows, was a 1-5 favorite to defeat the San Franciscan, holder of the California state title. It will be Charles' best money shot. He's fighting for a $40,000 guarantee or the option of 35 per cent of the gate. The bout may draw in the neighborhood of $150,000. Valentino, guaranteed $8,500,, is getting his big chance after plugging along with above average success for a number of years. Both he and Charles had their first professional fights in 1940. Wednesday in prepping for, Friday applied night's tangle with Miami university in the Orange Bowl. The motion. squad had its first and only heavy scrimmage of the week Tuesday, cline. The team leaves by chartered plane for Miami Thursday morn- right. ing. MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, Mich., (U.R) — Coach Bennie Oosterbaan indicated Wednesday that Halfback Wally Teninga may be moved to quarterback for the Northwestern tilt Saturday. The Wolverines went through a full-scale practice session in the rain Tuesday, testing Northwestern plays. MINNESOTA Minneapolis, (U.R) — The Gophers will concentrate for the remainder of the week ori strengthening the ball-carrying from the right halfback position for their tussle with Ohio State next Saturday at Columbus. The wing back have carried the ball only 15 times out of the 154 rushes by the Gophers in their last 3 games, and have placed a heavy burden on the lei't halfbacks. WISCONSIN Madison, Wis., (U.R) — I n j u r i e s may leave Wisconsin without a single regular quarterback on the field against Navy here Saturday. All 3 starters — Bobby Petruska, John Coatta and Forrest Parish — have been sidelined with injuries. NORTHWESTERN Evanston, 111., (U.P.)— Coach Bob Voigts will employ the ' 2-team system of offensive and defensive units against Michigan Saturday for the first time this season, it was indicated Wednesday. Voigts split his regulars into 2 teams in Tuesday's practice, sending an offensive group against the B team, and a defensive unit against a freshman team running Michigan plays. OHIO STATE Columbus, Ohio, (U.P.) — Team Captain Jack Wilson, right tackle, and End Dick Schnittker appeared Wednesday as extremely doubtful starters in Ohio State's 'Clash with Minnesota Saturday, . Coach Wes Fesler said Wednesday. INDIANA. Bloomington, Ind., (U.R) — Joe Bartkiewicz-, right end, was pronounced physically fit Wednesday after being out of action since the season start because ef a kidney injury. Bartkiewicz will relieve Hugh Craton who has been doing both offensive and defensive chores. ILLINOIS Champaign, 111., (U.R) — Rudy Valentino, sophomore guard, and Joe Cole, sophomore center, are being considered as .replacements on the defense for Elie Popa, fullback, who suffered a fractured leg in Monday's practice session. Elbow Blocking This business of "elbow blocking" is coming in for a lot of discussion . . . Actually, what is it? . . . Just this: it's plain face-guarding, the hands are held near the chest with elbows high and extended. . . .If a player catches an °lbow in the eye that's part of it. . . . It comes through blocking upright. The elbow blocking is an outgrowth of the popularity of the T formation. . . . With deception as a keynote, offensive linemen raise up to further obscure the view of defensive players. ... It occurs during short check-blocks when plays are hitting through another hole or in passing when the linemen merely give ground slowly as they protect the passer. The next time you're at a college game watch this style of play . It says that the northern pike, nuskellunge and pickerel are all nembers of the pike family and notes that many anglers have dif- iculty distinguishing them (that applies to me) while experienced anglers can tell them quickly. Here's .how .you .tell .what's what: The northern pike has light bean-shaped markings against a dark background and has a com- >letely scaled cheek and upper . Or better still, watch a movie of game action in slow The old break 'em in two shoulder blocks are on the de- Watch the backs running interference—they block up- Those mashed up faces on players aren't coming from tackles, they're coming from flying elbows. * Financial Troubles Although exhibition c r d w d s were both good and terrible, the general outlook in pro football this season in the battle to use blue ink instead of the red variety is poor. . . .The only 2 clubs which figure to make money for sure are the Chicago Bears and Washington Those 2 teams always are successful financially at They are aided by a good advance sale of season tickets. The Chicago Cardinals and champion Philadelphia Eagles stand a fair chance of finishing above water. . . . Not one club ir the All-America loop will predict a sure profit. ... To break even games in the National league musl average 25,000 spectators per game while the All-America must have 30,000. . . . Last week a game in New York just topped the 5,000 mark. . . . You can't make up for a flop crowd of that size. There's nothing wrong with pro football—it's the best. . . . But i will die unless the dollar business can be straightened out . . . Tha means a combination of the 2 conferences with a single draft. . . . Dollar competition in bidding for the services of college aces is nice —for the college'stars—but it may kill the game. * Northern Pike I've been one of those guys who has claimed that a northern pike and a pickerel are all the same UP Coach of Week Honor to Earl Blaik of its gill covers, the lower half being bare. . . . The muskel- unge has scales only on the upper halves of its cheek Ind gill covers while the pickerel has completely scaled cheeks and gill covers. * 5 Headline Games Quite a list of top games to chew on this week in college football. Here's a list of 5 games which should cause hesitation for even the best informed: Illinois- Missouri, Ohio State - Minnesota, Notre Darne - Tulane, Southern Methodist - Rice, and California- Southern Cal. The winners of these contests should have high national rankings snd a mythical national championship could well hinge on 3 of them: * How fast can a football player run 100 yards in full uniform? . . Just for a note, the world's record was set by Bill Fell of Compton college (Cal.) in 1948 vhen he covered the distance in :10.6. The name Rote may be an important one when Rice and Southern Methodist clash this Saturday in a Southwest conference game which might be the title tilt for the season. . . . Kyle Rote is the famous halfback who teams with Doak Walker to give SMU its strong backfield punch. . . . Tobin Rote is the Rice quarterback. . . , They're cousins and claim San Antonio as home. difference—that more 'fancy to northern pike. . .it .just .'.sounds call said fish a There are other names for the same fish like jack- pike, jackfish and snake. The recent issue of "Heddon Fish Flashes" has set me straight. Mokes All-Amerlcan In the Converse 1949 basketball year book, 3 All-American high school teams were named. . . . Holding down the center post on the first team is Carl Glocke of St. Patrick's, Eau Claire, Wis. . . . He's the big boy who put on quite a show as St. Pat's defeated Holy Family in Mason City last winter. . . . Glocke, 6-6£ and weighing 200 pounds, is remarkably fast for a big man, a superb rebounder and clever on faking. . . . He scored 450 points last season and hit on. 51 per cent of his tries from the field. * The Wisconsin Badgers will have a rough time in trying to defeat Navy this Saturday at Madison and a Wisconsin native may be the thorn for the Badgers. . . . He is Bob Zastrow of Algoma, Wis., who is the sophomore quarterback for Navy. ... The 209- pound gridder has been a standout at passing this season. By STAN OPOTOWSKY ! New York, (U.R) — He has been known as coach of some of the greatest teams in football history, yet never as the greatest coach. He has a passion for planning— and consequently started planning for 1949's toughest game 9 months ago. His offenses have been among the most potent of the decade, yet he considers defense the key to all victories. Errand Accomplished He sent his boys but on a man's errand, and they produced a man's result—the 21-7 upset defeat over Michigan which ended the Wolverine victory string at 25. He's Coach Earl "Red" Blaik of Army, the United Press coach of the week. The Cadet triumph at Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday hoisted Blaik from the status of a talent collector to that of a football brain. Blaik really shot the works at Michigan. 'He said, "We've been preparing for this one for 9 months. We are ready. If we lose there will be no excuses." Here is an example of the extremes to which Blaik went in getting ready for Michigan: Army originally was scheduled to open this season against the University of Hawaii. Blnik found out that Hawaii used the T-formation. "Cancel that game," he ordered. "I want to play nothing but single wing teams so we'll be used to them in our defense setup." Davidson was substituted. "Zone-Ball" Defense Even little Davidson showed Blaik one weakness—pass defense So he invented a new defense, jusl for Michigan passes. It was a "zone-ball" defense. Each back was assigned a zone but, if he were positive that the ball had lef his zone, then he could leave it Thus, no Army backs were tied up guarding decoy Michigan receivers once the ball was thrown Blaik feels that coaches woi too much about offense. "You know what your offense is," he says. "You know your own play; and you know the capabilities o your players. Elect to Kick Off "That's why Army a 1 w a y chooses to kick off, not to receive Oct. 12, 1949 17 Mai*n City GI«b«-Gai«U«, MatM Clly. t EARL. BLAIK ' —Stresses Defense We want to get a first and fast look at their offense—and maybe we can get set early in the game for anything our scouts may have missed." Blaik, of course, has coached some of the greatest teams of our day—the war-time Army clubs of Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis. But, although he has been elected coach of the year, he has never attained greatness as coach. There are several reasons. One of course, was .the sour-grapes wail of other coaches that "the material was funnelled to Blaik during the war while we usec kids." Another is his personality—he is not a gregarious fellow as, say Herman Hickman of Yale, who can charm the public into admiration, win or lose. However, this victory ove Michigan now established Blaik as. one of the great coaches of tht nation. His team was in perfec condition for the game—so much so that there was only one mino injury in one of the most gruelling games of the year. Lawrence Drops Plans for Suit Against Anderson Itfwa City. (U.PJ—Jim Lawrence, University of Iowa student and former Hawkeye football player, said Wednesday he has dropped plans for a suit against Coach Edie Anderson. Lawrence said he abandoned he plans on the attvice of UCLA Coach Red Sanders. He origin- lly had announced he was con- idering suing Anderson in connection, with accusations that he upplied Iowa grid secrets to the vest coast coach on the eve of he Iowa-UCLA clash Sept. 24, which Iowa lost. Lawrence said the UCLA coach wrote him; "I doubt if you cart ain anything by the suit against Dr. Anderson . . . and I think you will be amazed at the rapidity with which the matter will be forgotten." Lawrence was accused of watch- ng the Hawkeyes practice and re- .aying information to Sanders by telephone. Sanders said the calls were purely social. Lawrence said he released Sander's letter to demonstrate to lowan's "what a fine man he (Sanders) is." FAST TALKER Cleveland, (JP) — L a u Saban, backer-up ace of the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football conference/was an army interpreter in Shanghai after the war. It took him some fast talking in English, however, .to get orders back to the states in 1946 with training camp only a week away. He reported on time. 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He was outstanding on defense as linebacker and made many important tackles. Minnesota won 21-7 and in the words of Don Heap, assistant Northwestern coach, "it was that Tonnemaker who wrecked us in the first half." Minnesota held a 14-0 lead at the half. Tonnemaker, a product of Edison high, Minneapolis, wrestled brewery kegs last summer to strengthen his arms and shoulders In the opinion of George Svendsen, Minnesota assistant coach, "Tonny is the best college center and best pro prospect I've ever seen. Minnesota never has had an All-American center, but Tonny will correct that." Tonnemaker joins Howard Houston, Harvard tackle, and Art Weiner, North Carolina end, who gained the lineman awaixl in the first 2 polls. Others who received high praise for their, play last week included William and Mary's 235-pound tackle, Lou Creekmur, who made 16 tackles although playing only part of the game against Virginia Military; Bob Jablonski, Yale guard; and J. D. Ison, Baylor end. Ison caught 7 passes out of 7 for 60 yards against Arkansas while Herman Hickman, Yale coach, said of Jablonski "He was brilliant against Columbia and it has been a long time since I have seen more effective defensive line play." Corwith to Fall Finals in Baseball Slater, (/P) — Anthon and Corwith were to fight it out Wednesday for the Iowa high school fall baseball championship. Corwith won a semifinal contest 2-0 from Presentation academy of Whittemore Tuesday, as both teams got only one hit. Ari- thon had to go an extra inning to edge Douds 3-2. Corwith got ils 2 runs in the Gth inning, Jim Davis' double, an error, 2 walks and Walt Babcock's sizzler to deep short accounted for one tally. Jim Mullins, heading for 3rd after Davis scored, ran into 3rd Sacker Marv Dahlhauser, causing him to drop the ball. Bob Shipman then broke for 2nd, and Mullins scored as Dahlhauser tried to nail Shipman. Up to the 6th inning, neither team had got a hit or committed an error. Douds got off to a 1-0 lead on a hit batsman and an error in the first inning, but Anthon went ahead 2-1 in the 3rd. Douds tied it at 2-2 in the 6th on a walk and singles by Dennis Slutts and Bob Drake Can Use Negro Johnny Bright in Stillwater Game Stillwater, Okla., (/P)—Drake university can use its Negro sophomore star, Johnny Bright, when Drake and Oklahoma A. and M. play here Saturday. Otis Wile, Oklahoma A. and M. sports publicity director, said Tuesday a Missouri Valley conference rule permits use of Negro players. He added that Aggie football cioaches have no objection to Negroes playing here. Finney. In the 8th, singles by Carroll Sawin and his brother, Keith, and a walk loaded the bases. B. Emery bunted and Pitcher Don Jamison threw to Catcher Russ Kunzman. Instead of touching home plate for a force out, Kunzman tried to block Carroll Sawin, who charged into Kunzman and made him drop the ball, allowing Sawin to score. 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