The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on December 5, 1950 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama · Page 8

Anniston, Alabama
Issue Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 1950
Page 8
Start Free Trial

1 . 1 Hi Ara (Al.) tut. Vutatof, Dec 1. 1W8 Curtis Loot Gain, Make All-America ' ' ; ) ; Ted Dafer Given Guard Position On Dcfewir . t'-J.TtBk I-, Three players from tha South were selected for the 1930 All America Football Team picked by Graatlaad Rice aad the Football Writers Association at America or the Issue of Look Magazine 're leased today. They are: Robert Gala (Kentucky); Theodore Daifer (Tennessee); aad Ernest Curtis fVanderbilt). "Convinced that "two-platoon football la here, perhaps to stay," Look names twenty-two players, the first time that aa All America has cited both a defense team and aa offense. Rice pointed out: "It was Illogical to continue to choose one team of eleven men. It made much more sense to pick an Of-fensive Platoon and a Defensive Platoon." Honorable Mention Southerners chosen for honorable mention are Billy Cox (Duke); Doug Moseley and Vlto Parilli (Kentucky); Ken Kons (Louisiana State); John Dottley (Mississippi); lrvln Holdash (North Carolina); and William Pearman and Bert Rechlchar (Tennessee). Offense End J. Dan Foldberg. Army. Tackle Robert Gain. Kentucky. Guard, Lewis McFadin. Texas. Center Redmond Finney, Princeton. Guard Robert Ward. Maryland. Tackle James Weatherall. Oklahoma. End Ernest Curtis. Vanderbllt. Quarterback Robert Williams, Notre Dame. Halfback Cictor Janowicx, Ohio State. - Halfback Robert Reynolds, Nebraska. Fullback Kyle Rote, Southern Methodist Defense End Dome Dibble, Michigan State. Tackle Albert Tate. Illinois. Guard Theodore Daffer, Tennessee. Guard Robert Momsen, Ohio State. Tackle Holland Donan, Princeton. End William McColl. Stanford. Backer-XJp-r-Elmer Stout, Army.. Backer-Up Les Rlchter, California. Halfback Richard Sprague, Washington. Halfback Edward Withers, Wisconsin. Safety Buddy Jones, Oklahoma. South's Line Gets Heavy Performers FromTulaneTeam rv i in . ii.iiii. M N The History Of Southern Football GEORGE NICHOPOULOS ... Sewanee back Nichopoulos Makes Letter Former Anniston Star One Of 29 Receivers MONTGOMERY Un The Southern lino for the 13th annual Blue-Gray football game got a ' heavy anchor today as four Tulane Greenies, all weighing more than 200 pounds. Joined the Gray squad. Blue-Gray officials also announc ed that Tom Banks, star Auburn guard who was named to the All-SEC third team, would play for the Rebels. Three of the Tulane linemen are tackles and the other a guard. The group Includes another all-sectional player. Tackle Paul Lea, 223, who was chosen to the All-SEC team. Besides Lea. Tulane Is sending Don Joyce, 220, and Dan Rogas, 218, the other two tackles, and 207-pound Guard Dennis Doyle. Yesterday, Blue-Gray officials announced the acceptance of five more Rebels including All-SEC Halfback Kenny Kons of LSU. That brings to 13 the number of Southerners announced for the annual All-Star grid classic. Previously Alabama's Ed Salem, All-SEC halfback: End Al Lary and Quarterback Butch Avinger, along with Duke's All-Southern passing halfback, Billy Cox, were chosen for the squad. The South, which holds a 7-4 edge in games played, won last rear's tussle, 27-13. Governor Warren Will Take Part In Gator Activity JACKSONVILLE. Fla Governor Fuller Warren of Florida will take an active part in all festivities scheduled tor the Gator Bowl game, to be played here New . Year's Day, it was announced today by the Gator Bowl Association. Governor Warren plans to come to Jacksonville Dec. 29, (topartfcl-pata In pre-game activities. Among the events he will attend are the Gator Bowl dinner on New Year's Eve, the grid classic the next day and the dinner following the bowl contest Sam Wolf son, first vice president of the Gator Bowl Association, stated that the governor would be his guest during his stay la the game city. The governor has been a mem- a . ... -per m uie association lor three years. , He saw the Clemson-Mle-souri bowl game here In 1949, but v was not present at last year's tilt Thla year, he will meet the coaches , and players of both college teams, as weU as many of the 'visiting newspapermen, who will be present for; the annual January I spectacle. ; , Alabama linesmen have been responsible for the two safeties scored by the Tide this season. End Jug Jenkins tackled a passer in the end tone In thie Vanderbllt game, end Guard Fred Mima repeated the trick against Florida, SEWANEE. Tenn. George Nichopoulos of Anniston, Ala., was awarded his varsity letter for outstanding ability on the 1950 football team at the University of the South, at the annual football banquet here last night. Nichopoulos, a 165-pound senior tailback was one of 29 men to receive a letter out of over 70 candidates for the coveted varsity spot Tooth Breaks Hampered by a long list of tough b r ea k s, the Tigers ended what should have been a banner year with 3 wins (Southwestern, Wabash, and Washington University) to 6 losses (Trinity, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Florida State, Centre, and H a m p d e n-Sydney). Five of the losses were by only one touchdown. Sewanee has been nationally recognized ior us strictly ama teur"' stand in intercollegiate ath letics. The game is played entirely for the students, there being no subsidies to players, no com merclalization of the team. This year the tiny school (slightly over 500 students) set a new record by having almost 15 per cent of its student body actually participating in intercollegiate football. Head Coach Bill White's five-year record since coming to Sewanee in 1946 stands at 23 wins, 13 losses, and three ties. By XIPP NEWMAN 5 (Chapter Two) (Advent of professional coaches in the South Thornton of vandy; Helaman of Georgia Tech, Clemson and Auburn; Warner of Georgia; McGugin of Vanderbllt and Dona hue of Auburn). With the advent of professional coaches In the early 1890's South era football began to appeal to both players and the public. Vanderbllt hired Its first pro fessional coach in 1894. Henry Thornton, a University of Pennsylvania guard, was hired for the princely sum of $400. Thornton was a man of ability and after leaving Vanderbllt he was named a Knight of Commander of the British Empire for his work in Canada. Warner Came Sonth John W. Heisman and Pop Warner came South In 1895 to begin illustrious careers and leave to football rich Inheritances. Heisman coached at Auburn 11895-99), Clemson (1900-03) and Georgia Tech (1904-1919). He later went to Pennsylvania and Rice. Warner coached at Georgia from 1893 through 1897. Heisman and Warner had great imagination. They were experi-mentors, always trying something new. Warner gave football the single wing and the double wing formations. He was a genius at creating plays. Heisman loved the South and the Dixie boys' flair for football. He was a friendly man. He went out of his way to teach football to newspapermen. He picked the first All-Southern teams. Among his contributions were both guards out for wide interference; the center tossing the ball back instead of trolling It, the double pass through center and the creation or ui Heisman Shift In 1910 the year Dr. Williams created the Minnesota Shift Heisman proposed legalizing the forward pass In 1903. the division of games Into quarters in 1910. He was the originator and the spearhead In organizing the Football Coaches' Association of, America la 192Z Played Guard The year 1904 nrarks the South's Indebtedness to Vanderbllt and Auburn for bringing Into Southern coaching. Dan McGugin. who played guard in Fielding Yost's great Michigan polnt-a-mtnute teams of 1901 and 1902, and Mike Donahue, Yale quarterback. They built great championship teams and left footprints on the gridirons of time. McGugin pioneered in speed and the forward pass. Donahue built massive lines with terrific power plays. Dan McGugin started with an undefeated team and it was not until the last game of 1903 that a Southern team scored on the Commodores. He lost to Michigan in 1905. In the 1906-1911-1915-1930 seasons he lost only one game each year. He lost one and tied one in 1907-12-16. He was undefeated but tied in 1910-21.22, winning his last Southern championship In 1923. He quit coaching in 1934. McGugin's colorful teams won 200, lost 58 and tied 18. McGugin was a pioneer in Dixie intersections! games the Commodores played Michigan, Carlisle, Ohio State, Navy, Harvard. Yale and Minnesota. The Commodores' 6-6 tie with Navy in 1907 was startling news. The greatest of all Michlgan- Vanderbilt games was the 1922 game which dedicated Dudley Stadium In Nashville. It was one of football's greatest punting duels between Klpke of Michigan and Scotty Nell of Vanderbllt aad ended in a scoreless tie. Vanderbllt beat Minnesota In 1930-33-37 for the Commodores' moat over whelming lnteraectlonal victory. Great Play Maker Dan McGugin might have gone down In history aa the greatest of all coaches had he given all of hla time to coaching. He was a great play maker but football was a sport with the beloved McGugin and law was his profession. The South learned the Michigan punt tng game from McGugin, who be lieved in a punt, a pass and a prayer. McGugin's greatest contemporary from 1904 through 1922 was Mike Donahue. Donahue coached undefeated and unscored on teams in 1908 and 1914. He also had undefeated teams In 1904 and 1913. He lost only one game in 1910 and 1919. In 1912 his Tigers lost one and tied one. Auburn claimed Southern championships la 1904- 08-13-14. The 1913 team was probably Donahue's best only Vanderbllt and Georgia scored on Auburn. Donahue's teams won 98, lost 16 and tied six. The Tigers' two greatest intersections! games were beating the great Carlisle Indians, 7 to 0 in Atlanta In 1914 and hold ing Ohio State's heavily laden All-Americas to a scoreless tie in Montgomery in 1917. One of the South's longest winning streaks was Donahue's 22 wins and one tie (1913-15). The dapper little Irishman finished his coaching career at Louisiana State with a record of 22 wins, 19 losses and three ties. Supper Meeting Is Announced For Grid Players Chicago White Sox Have High Hopes For Anniston Boy The Chicago White Sox expect great things of Ed White, former AU-State football player and top-notch baseball prospect for Anniston Hif h School. Personnel of the White Sox figure that Big Ed might make the major league grade In 1951. anyhow la 1952. White played football and baseball for the University of Alabama after leaving Anniston. He was a stand-out at right end for Coach Red Drew, but according to all reports was even better In baseball. Ed was voted the University's best all-around athlete. White, la his first film In orranlsed baseball last Summer, batted .352 for Waterloo In the Three-I League. Champ Charles Is Big Choice To Retain Crown CINCINNATI Ohio U.R Out. side of a goodly number of folks from Syracuse, N. Y., it was hard to find anyone today who would believe Ezzard Charles would Inn his newly-won heavyweight boxing title to Nick Barone In tonight's 15-round title match at Cincinnati Gardens. The fighters, in top condition despite a week'i postponement of the bout because of a blizzard, weigh in at noon today. Charles was expected to come in around 184. Barone at 180. Promoters Sam and Benny Becker estimated at least 10,000 would see the bout. They said advance sales had brought In more than $35,000 and predicted a gross gate of approximately $50,000. Charles, a hometown boy, was rated a 5-1 favorite in most quarters. Some betting men across the nver In Kentucky offered 6-1 that the "Cincinnati Cobra" would do way with the hairy-chested Barone from Syracuse. Nifty Gavilan Moves Up Ladder v,140' - Nifty Kid Gavilan was a lot closer today to another shot at the world's welterweight championship because he finally had found the cure for "hard luck" a raging, aggressive attack. Gavilan of Cuba put .himself up front In contention for the crown now held by Sugar Ray Robinson when he belted tough Tony Janlro about the ring here last night for an easy 10-round decision In the annual Christmas fund show. Tommy Nolen. director of the 1950 Y. M. C. A. Boys' Football Leagues, has announced that a supper meeting of all boys who played in the leagues will be held in the Y. M. C. A. dining room Thursday night at 6 o'clock. Trophies will be awared to the winning teams at the Thursday meeting. These teams are Chevrolet Bull Pups in the 125 pounds class and Eulaton in the 150 pounds class. Nolen said an effort Is being made to reach by mail or telephone every boy who played in the 1950 Y. M. C. A. football program. George Selkirk Is Named To Manage Kansas At Meet Last Undetermined Managerial Post In Majors Will Be Settled At Meeting Thursday Tide t Pla y Cagers Tonight Coach Burdette Has Six Lettermen Returning UNIVERSITY, v Ala Tho- University of Alabama basketball team will open its 1950-51 season when it meets Mississippi Southern on the campus tonight. The game Is the first of a 23 game schedule which includes hol iday appearances at the San An tonio tournament and the All-Col lege tourney at Oklahoma City. The annual Southeastern Conference tournament on March 1 will wind up the year. Coach Floyd Burdette has six lettermen on hand. Back from last year's squad which won 9 and lost 12 are forwards Bryant Ivey. Tal ladega, and Sammy Moore, Fayette; center Paul Sullivan, Northport: and guards Bob Schneider, Rich' mond, Ind., and Nick Vrotsos, Mar tins Ferry. Ohio. Guard Pete Man gina, urange, new jersey, was a letter winner In 1949. Also returning are senior for ward Marv Blemker, Huntlngburg, Ind.; and Juniors Jerry PannelL Forest Hills, New York, and Paul Riddle, of Spurgeon, Ind. Sopho more newcomers are Jim Grant, Ft Wayne, Ind.; John Cherry. Vienna. 111.; Walt Evans, Northport: and Bill Sexton, Huntsville; all at forward. Glenn Scott of Montgom ery is an addition at guard. Birmingham Seeks Neto Field Boss ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (Pi The Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association today were seeking a successor to Manager Mine Higglns. promoted by the Boston Red Sox to nllot their Louisville farm. Higglns' formal appointment to the Louisville Post was announced yesterday. The Barons twice finished in second place during his two-year stay at Birmingham. Prominently mentioned for the post was Johnny (Red) Marion, brother of Marty Marion, recently named manager of the St. Louis Cardinols. Red Marion managed last year at Roanoke, Va., a Red Sox farm. Hlggins came to the Barons In 1949 from Roanoke. Birmingham has a working agreement with the Red Sox. Tide Season Is Over TUSCALOOSA. (P) Athletie Director Frank Thomas repeated today that Alabama has completed Its football season. Commenting on reports the Tide has sought for a possible post-season game In Houston, Texas, Thomas said: "We ended the season against Auburn last Saturday, and that's it. .The uniforms are in mothballs now. "We have been approached on three of -four post-season 'feelers,' but we won't play any more football until next year." Houston reports said the Tide had been sought for a poktsea-soacharlty game with Baylor. ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. The last undetermined managerial post in the major leagues is expected to be settled Thursday when Pittsburgh General Manager Branch Rickey and the incumbent Pilot Bill Meyer meet here. Indications are that the 57year-old Meyer is to be retained for the 1951 season at least, after which his three-year contract calling fot $40,000 per annum is at an nd. " With a minimum of action taking place at the 49th Minor Convention aside from the player draft the Pittsburgh managerial guessing game" was the chief topic of conversation among the 2,000 baseball men meeting here. Named To Manage George Selkirk, the former Yankee outfielder, who led Birmingham to second place in the Eastern League last year, was last night named to manage Kansas City. Another Associated Press report was confirmed, besides the Selkirk appointment, with the announcement by Louisville President Ed Dougherty that Frank (Pinky) Higglns had been named manager of the Colonels to succeed Mike Ryba. Ryba later was expected to take over the reins of the Columbus club left vacant by the resignation of Rollle Hemsley. Trade rumors flew thick and thin. The hottest concerned the Yankees and White Sox and Involved Southpaw Bill Wight and First Baseman Ed Robinson of the Sox and Lefthander Tommy Byrne, First Baseman Joe Collins and Outfielder Cliff Mapes of the Yankees. The Indians also were trying to wrangle Wight or Southpaw Billy Pierce from Chicago in exchange (&) ffor Pitcher Steve Gromek and rookie Outfielder Orestes Minoso. Both Boston and Philadelphia officials denied a report that they had discussed a trade involving Red Sox Shortstop Vetn Stephens and Athletics' Southpaw Lou Brissie. On the business end. the High Minors drafted 75 players at a cost of approximately $270,000 I from the lower classification clubs. The three Triple A Leagues selected 25 men worth $126,400; the two Double A Leagues obtained 22 players for $76,500; and the four Single A Loops drew 28 players for $67,000. The draft concludes today when the Blass B and C Leagues take their turn. Last year 222 players were selected for an outlay of $449,050. Discussions on the bonus and high school rule and the radio and television problem are on tomorrow's a g e n d a. The major league sessions follow next week. o o o m ar . m 1 ? .1 X e . a 1 ;; d si Ym'II Im IStiBd SlD FOR fi 1 This is the cor you'll wont to see CHEVROLET for 1951. YouH wont to see the smart and spirited new styling . . . the new improvements for safety and convenience ... all the newest of the new features-inside and out, front and rear that make CHEVROLET for 1951 the greatest value yet! Remember it's coming soon and you'll remember longest and like the best CHEVROLET for 1951. COMING DECEMBER 9lh ADAMS-McCARGO MOTOR CO "YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER FOR 24 YEARS" 111 East Tenth Three Big Colleges Remain On List Unbeaten, Untied NEW YORK WV-College football's "death march" is over and only three Oklahoma, Princeton and Wyoming have survived as the nation's unbeaten and untied major teams. Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl bound sooners finished up their season In a blaze of glory Saturday by trouncing Oklahoma A & M, 41-14. for their 31st straight victory. Princeton and Wyoming completed unbeaten and untied seasons a week ago. However, Army failed to make it, going down before an inspired Navy team. 14-2, before 103,000 fans at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium. The Navy victory, in the Blst meeting of these traditional rivals, snapped a 28-game unbeaten streak built up by the Black Knights of the Hudson over a three season span. Tivo-Man Teams Will Be Chosen In Golf Tourney MIAMI, ria. ;p) Sixteen two- man teams will be chosen today to compete against 16 others In the $10,000 International Four-Ball Golf Tournament starting here to morrow. . They will be picked from a field of 46 teams in qualifying rounda over the Miami Country Club course. The other 16 teams were Invited and were exempt from qualifying. Play will be on a best-ball basis and the 32 teams will compete over the 72-hole route. Finals are sched uled for Sunday. r Defending champions Sammy Snead and Jim Ferrier head the upper bracket while Cary Middle- coff, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Ed (Porky) Oliver.' Seattle, Wash., head the lower bracket- "MM IV NO REASONABLE OFFER TURNED DOWN ON ANY rr CC-T o o "SAFE BUY" USED CARS Longer Trades TOO BIG LOCATIONS 424 WEST 10th Earl White, Mgr. $1695 $1495 iaja MERCURY 2-lUif DOOR. Radio and heater. Blue finish. Motor and tires in excel lent condition iaja PLYMOUTH CON-1319 YERTIBLE. Red finish. Radio and heater. Low mileage one owner. An exceptionally good car 1 QA 7 CHEVROLET CLUB 191 f COUPE. Maroon finish. Has radio and heater. WW tires. Are11225 1Q4 FORD FORDOR. 1 J40 Green finish. Good tires and good motor. Heater. A good clean car 1011 OLDSMOBILE 4-lUHtl DOOR. Radio and heater. Good tires and good motor. Good finish IAJA PONTIAC 2-DOOR. 19411 Radio and heater. Good tires and motor. Body In good shape. tJ9C See this one AO FORD COUPE. An liU the extras radio. heater, etc. nice car A real $345 1011 CHEVROLET 2-lif'tL DOOR. Good motor but the body is a little rough. This is a real good buy $245 1940 Good motor $1095 $425 good car. Black fin- &OQC lsh. A good buy ... v30 1QO CHEVROLET 2-IV JO DOOR. This car has new tires and new '51 tags. A real buy $95 o o 2001 NOBLE Bill Cole, Mgr. iajq MERCURY 4-1940 DOOR. Grey finish. Radio and heater. Smooth-running motor. '51 tags. Clean Iajc LINCOLN 4-DOOR, 1940 Good $1295 Id AG. "ORD FORDOR. 1940 Tan finish. Smooth- running motor. Good tires. heater. A clean $1095 tires. covers. '51 New tag. $1195 satin seat A good buy .. . IAJA FORD TUDOR. 1949 Black finish. Good tires and aood heater. New seat ' covers'. lA FORD TUDOR. 1900 Motor is extra good. Body interior rough- but what a bargain 1QI C F0RD TUDOR. 1940 Grey finish. Radio and heater. A clean car throughout $1295 $75 $1195 one AJ FORD COUPE 1941 Heater and sun visor. Good tires and a good motor. New '51 tags IQIO MERCURY 2-1949 DOOR. Heater and new seat covers. Good motor and good tires. '51 tags, Excellent condition .... 10 AC 'ORD FORDOR 1940 Grey finish. Radio and heater. Good tires. Clean throughout. See dMAQC this one 1U90 1011 PLYMOUTH lr 1941 DOOR. Smooth- running motor. '51 tags. For economical transportation thla Is a good buy $695 $1695 $395 SEE OUR "SLIGHTLY USED" BUT "NOT ABUSED" SELECTION OF '45, '47, '48 AND '49 CARS pfnni 2001 NOBLE ST. 'CONVENIENT TERMS" PHONE 3200 i J.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 18,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free