Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on September 28, 1949 · Page 10
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„ 16 nit Sept. 27, 1949 Kason City Clobe-GaietIc, Moon City. la. John Bright Just That in Drake Games Des Moines—There's a bright star on Drake university's football horizon. And Drake followers hope it will light the way to new football heights for the Bulldogs, coached this year by Warren Gaer, former Drake captain ind star guard. The new constellation is John Bright, sophomore halfback from Fort Wayne, Ind. Busy on Statistics Bright's fleet legs and powerful arms are causing overtime for Drake grid statisticians. T he y also appear to have cinched the left halfback berth for him on' the Bulldogs' starting outfit. Here's what the 190-pound colored comet has done in Drake's first 2 games (40-0 over South Dakota State and 42-0 over Emporia State): Carried 23 times from scrimmage for 295 yards, an average of 12.8 per try; Completed 8 of 20 passes for 220 yards, including one touchdown; Tallied 5 touchdowns on runs of 53, 10, 59, 36 and 49 yards; Had a hand in at least 2 other Drake markers. His payoff peg to Tom Bienemann against Emporia State last Friday night covered 72 yards for one of the longest pass completions in Drake stadium History. Bright's 515 yards gained by via land and air routes likely will place him among the nation's leaders when the National Collegiate statistics bureau releases its figures this week. Good on Defense Too Although Coach Gaer is using' the platoon system and Bright operates -primarily on offense, he is rated one of the most deadly tacklers among the Bulldogs. Bright is no one-sport flash, either. He was the leading scorer on the freshman basketball team last winter and won a frosh numeral in track where he vaults better than 12 feet. This summer Bright sparked his Hawkeye Elks Softball team to the state finals, tossing a no-hitter. Drake takes to the road this week to meet Bradley U. at Peoria, 111., Saturday night. It will be the Missouri Valley conference opener for both schools. Bradley won its first 2 battles, 14-0 over Ripon and 20-18 over Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs return to backyard action Oct. 7 when they entertain South Dakota U. in Drake's annual Dad's Day clash. Kansas State Hopes to End Win/ess String Kansas City, (/P)—Coach Ralph Graham believes Kansas State has a chance Saturday to end its 5 year winless period against major football teams. The K-State Wildcats, who last won a Big Seven conference game by beating the Kansas Jayhawks in 1944, will play Colorado at Manhattan, Kans., Saturday afternoon. "Colorado will be hard to stop," Graham said. "I'm confident we can score and if our defenses stand up, we might have a chance." Sophomore Laden Club Encouraged by his team's 55-0 trouncing of Fort Hays (Kans.) State in its opener last week, Graham expects to have his sophomore-sparked Wildcats in peak condition for Colorado. Nobody got hurt against Fort Hays and Regular Tackle Bud Cole, who missed the opener because of an injury, is about ready to go again. Colorado, which will be favored by several touchdowns by virtue of its 13-12 victory over Kansas, got the word from Coach Dallas Ward Monday that "Kansas State is loaded for us." Colorado won 51-7 last year. An overflow crowd of more than 15,000 is expected for the game. The Buffaloes may have lost the services of Center Bill Simons in the Kansas game for the remainder of the season. He suffered recurrence of a shoulder injury. Of equal importance' on the league slate will be the meeting of Iowa State, which tied Illinois 20-20, and Kansas at Lawrence, Kans. Coach Abe Stuber of Iowa State Monday said the offensive formation which twice pulled the Cyclones from behind to tie Illinois was nothing new. Modified Short Punt "Call it a half-punt if you like," Stube said, "but actually it's nothing but a modified short punt and we used it practically all season 2 years ago." Stuber said the Cyclones mixed the short punt in with the T simply because some of the boys could do a pretty good job running it. Kansas Quarterbacks Dick Oilman and Jerry Bogue worked with the Kansas reserves in a long scrimmage against the freshmen. Mighty Oklahoma and Missouri, regarded as the Big Seven's No. 1 and 2 teams, respectively, got busy for games with Southwest conference members Saturday, while Nebraska pointed-for Minnesota.. Oklahoma plays Texas A. and M. at Norman, Okla., and Missouri meets Southern Methodist at Dallas. Mohawks, Trojans Lose Key Players The Mason City high school and junior college football teams have both suffered blows with the loss of key'linemen. Socrates Pappajohn, defensive stalwart and biggest player in the Mohawk line, will be out of action for 3 weeks and possibly the entire season because of torn ligaments in his knee suffered in the West Waterloo game. The previous week, he had suffered torn ligaments in his wrist while playing against Central Sioux City. 'Duane Johnson, guard for the Troj ans, suffered a back injury in the Waldorf game and will be out of action for 3 weeks. Dave Colbertson of Northwood will take over Johnson's place in the junior college line. Coach Har.ry Helgason probably will use Frank Miller in Pappa- john's running guard spot for the Mohawks. Helgason is considering shifting a few players for Friday's game against City high at Iowa City. He's not satisfied with the blocking of the backs and also wants his linebackers and halves to come up harder on defense. Sexton Wins Trophy Race at Fort Dodge Fort Dodge—Dutch Sexton Of Thornton won the trophy here Sunday in the 2nd trophy race in the Speed Unlimited midget racing circuit. He copped the feature race from a 12-auto field which included such top drivers as Roy Riser of Cherokee (winner at Mason City Saturday), Jerry Shirley of Waterloo, Chuck Horn of Fort Dodge, and Dean Farmer of Alta. Sexton was driving a Studebaker owned by Tommy Paulson of Mason City. According to surveyor's measure, 38 square miles comprise a township. ORDER NOW! NEW FALL Custom Tailored SUITS and TOPCOATS More than 1,000 fabrics to choose from. Latest fall colors. PRICES START $52.50 Ed Finnegan CUSTOM MADE CLOTHES 24A lit Si, S. E. Across From Davidson's ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS IS Years Clothing Experience Coaches, Officials Discuss Grid Rules With Lyle Quinn North Iowa coaches and officials met at Mason City high school Monday night for a rules interpretation meeting with Lyle Quinn, executive secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic association. Quinn also showed a new high school training film featuring prep teams from El Paso, Tex. The film is similar to the baseball training film expected to be out in December using members of the 1949 Mason City and Kanawha high school teams as subjects. Passing rules have been revised so that all illegal passes are now penalized in the same manner. Quinn said. They are briefly: (1) when an illegal lateral becomes a forward, across the scrimmage line, it's a. 5 yard penalty (2) deliberate grounding or out of bounds throw is now considered an illegal pass and may result in heavy loss because -a 5 yard penalty is assessed from the spot of the throw (3) a 5 yard penalty is assessed from the spot where a ball is caught by an illegal receiver and (4) no pass interference can be charged behind the line of scrimmage. Quinn also discussed kicking rules. He reviewed the disputed play in the Clear Lake-Webster City game last year when the Lynx kicked on 3rd down and the ball was blocked by one of their own men, rolling out on their 2. They retained possession of the ball but should not have because "any kicked ball going out of bounds belongs to the receiving team at inbounds spot." Exceptions are in case the receiving team first touches it or on a free kick to the receiving team. North lowans Rank in Motorcycle Hill Climb Elmer Thompson of Wesley, ranked 6th and Charles "Bud" Huntley of Mason City took 7th place in the 80 cubic inch novice class at the national championship motorcycle hill climb held at Longview Ski Hill at Dubuque, Sunday. Winner in this class was Herbert Lanoo, Kewanee, 111., winner of more hill-climbing contests in 1949 than any other contestant. Winners in other classes included "Windy" Lindstrom, of Oakland, Cal., and Sam Arena, Palo Alto, Cal., internationally famous star of climbing and racing for over 20 years. CHARLES CITY RESERVES BEAT MASON CITY 14-6 Charles City—The Charles City reserves defeated the Mason City reserves in football here Monday afternoon 14-6. The first half was scoreless but Mason City held a 3-0 lead with less than 3 minutes to play. A safety, a touchdown and another touchdown on an intercepted pass -gave, the winners all their points in the short space of time. The colors in the American flag stand for courage (red), liberty, (white), and loyalty (blue). Opinion Split on Strength of Wolverines By JERRY LE DONNE Ann Arbor, Mich., (U.R) — Easy- chair quarterbacks and veteran ?rid observers alike are divided into 2 camps regarding the chances of Michigan's Wolverines sweeping another undefeated season. Some fans, including many of the 97,239 who saw the narrow 7-3 victory over Michigan State in the season opener, thought the mighty Michigan grid machine was beginning to slip its gears slightly. But others were willing to go along with Coach Bennie Ooster- baan, who said his 1949 edition was just as good as his undefeated 1948 model. He said he wasn't pessimistic about proving it to any doubters,' either. "We'll just play them one at a time," the ball-handling maestro said. "There's no sense in getting nervous." History Support Oosterbaan had some history to support his position. The Wolverines didn't look quite like a team with a 24-straight win string when they. edged MSC. But it was the same story last year. Michigan barely nosed out an identical Spartan team 13-7 and it was hard to convince anyone that Oosterbaan was going to produce the type of team H. O. "Fritz" Crisler had sent forth the previous year. The Wolverines gulped twice after that opener and then galloped to their 2nd unbeaten campaign last fall, however, and the Big Dutchman was picked as "coach of the year." Faced 8-Man Line Coach • Biggie Munn's fast 8- man line defense gave the Wolverines little chance to unfold their celebrated ball - handling tricks. The Michigan ground game was stopped cold. The Wolverines did show a little new offensive punch, however. Fullback Don Dufek hit the State line for several short, tough gains that indicated he might unloose some dynamite against a weaker forward wall. Oosterbaan, when asked why more passes weren't thrown over the immovable Spartan line, said: "Well, there's a reason for that." Szulborski to Play Against Iowa Hawks Chicago, (/P)—Hurricane Harry Szulborski, top ground gainer in the Big Ten the past 2 seasons, will start against Iowa in the Boilermakers' home opener Saturday. Szulborski sat out last Saturday's opening loss to Northwestern because of a leg injury. Coach Stu Holcomb says the crushing left halfback has recovered and nopes he will be back in his old form at Lafayette this weekend. The Purdue squad, raring to go after a strong but losing fight against the Wildcats, reviewed a scouting report on the lowa-U. C. L. A. game and then ran through a light conditioning drill. In other Big Ten camps Monday: Iowa: The Hawkeyes went to work in practice to patch up a woefully weak pass defense after UCLA riddled them through the air for a 41-25 victory Saturday. Northwestern: Trainer Carl Erickson announced that Loran "Peewee" Day, Mason City, Iowa, defensive halfback star, will be sidelined indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder suffered in the Purdue game. But there was good news, too. Erickson gave Quarterback Don Burson a clean bill of health after he suffered a shoulder injury in the same game. Ohio State: First-string Buckeye gridders were excused from a brief scrimmage in which the 2nd stringers tied the 3rd and 4th squads 6-6. Rod Swinehart, of Wooster, Ohio, senior, and Skip Southern Methodist Has 'Offside Coach' to Teach the Rules Dallas, (;P)—Probably the only coach who works to cut down yardage instead of making it is E. O. "Doc" Hayes. Hayes looks at one item in the football statistics to see how he's doing. The smaller the figure the better his record. Hayes is called the "officiating coach" of Southern Methodist university. It is his major duty to watch the squad in practice and tell them the rules of play. If a boy is offside, Hayes calls his attention to it. If a back is in motion, he informs the young fellow what it will cost his team if he does it in a game. Illegal use of the arms on offense is the most prevalent fault, Hayes says. Doc came to Southern Methodist university in 1947. He had been a football and basketball official for more than a dozen years. He really knows rules. With Hayes on the hilltop, the Methodist footballers began getting fewer penalties. Last season, for instance, Southern Methodist had 29 penalties for 202 yards in 11 games. The opposing teams got 560 yards stuck to them on 70 penalties. That's 358 yards the Methodists made by just remembering the rules. SMU was undefeated in 1947 and lost only one game last year. It could have been that Hayes won some^of those battles. The boys are" quite conscious of the rules with Hayes around. They call him the "offside coach" but they listen to him and act accordingly. Doc never played football and does no coaching. He just watche for the rules infractions. Coach Matty Bell considers him a very valuable fellow to have around. FIGHT RESULTS By The Associated Press Sohenectady, N. Y. — Sandy Saddler, 120 New York, slopped Proctor Hcinholil, 1Z8 Oklahoma City, (2). Brooklyn — Tippy t,arkln, 147. Garfleld, N. J., knocked oat Hy Metier, 14S14, New York, (2). Chicago — Ted Bussey, 1<VI, Detroit, out- pointed Jimmy Sherrer, 150, Milwaukee, Baltimore — Sonny Boy West, Washington, D. C., outpointed Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 132, New York, OO). YOU CAN DEPEND on fine Cigars in pefect condition when you choose your favorite Brand from our line of famous-name Cigars made in American and imported Brands from Havana, Cuba. In the lobby of the HOTEL HANFORD MASON CITY, IOWA Doyle, Rochester, Pa., sophomore, sparkled in the No. 2 team's backfield. Michigan: Handicapped by time, Coach Bernie Oosterbaan began pulling his Wolverine champions together for Saturday's clash with Stanford. Marchie Schwartz, the Stanford coach, didn't help matters when he told San Francisco newsmen his team might break Michigan's 24-game winning streak. Michigan State: The Spartans took it easy as a reward for the good showing they put up against Michigan last week. Coach Biggie Munn told his players to forget the Michigan game and start thinking about Marquelte, their next foe. Minnesota: Coach Bernie Bierman put his Gophers through a light workout, a breather they earned after trouncing Washington 48-20. Tom Krueger, 220- pound Duluth sophomore, worked out at the 2nd string guard berth, replacing Gene Fritz, who suffered a broken leg Saturday. Indiana: The Koosiers counted their football injuries as its battered team began preparations for Ohio State. Only light workouts were held. Wisconsin: Only one casualty resulted from the Badgers' 41-0 shutout of Marquette. He is Tackle John Drews of Milwaukee, who twisted his knee. Illinois: Determined to bounce back after being held to a tie by an underdog Iowa State 11, the Illini began preparations for its Big Ten debut against Wisconsin with the accent on offensive drill. Russ Steger was shifted from defensive to offensive fullback while Burt Schmidt nurses injured ribs Parrots have no wishbones. Ret/ Sox Now Printing World Series Tickets Boston, (U.R)—T h e conrident Boston Red Sox now pacing the American league, began printing world series tickets Tuesday after announcing that applications for them have been sent to season ticket holders only. The club said it will not accept other applications at this time and that an announcement about public sale for the series would be made later this week. Oosterbaan to make Stanford Game Trip Ann Arbor, Mich., (U.P.)—Michi- gan Football Coach Bennie Oost- erbaan, still fighting a bad cold but no longer in danger from a slight case of pneumonia, said Tuesday he would accompany the grid team to the Stanford game Saturday. Oosterbaan said he planned to conduct practices this week despite the illness. He was ordered to bed by doctors immediately after Michigan's 7-3 triumph over Michigan State last Saturday. On College Play Among the 22 principal characters of the annual homecoming play, "Street Scene," at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, Oct. 20 and 21, are the following North lowans: Rosemary Siplon, Charles City; Arlan Rohlf, Waverly; Dawn Dummermuth, West Union; Jane O'Hol- leran, New Hampton, and Bernard O'Brien, Geneva. School Paper Staff Announced at Calmar Calmar—Miss Elsie Kiel wai elected as the editor of the Calmar high school paper, the CaHaSa. 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