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SUNDAY. NOVE5IBEB 7, 1943. Flayers Polite How, Says Weteiraini leff By Nelson Fuller. DALLAS, TEX. CP) On Saturday afternoons, Jack Roach is right in the middle of the tumult that floods tho - football field. On Sunday morning, ho quietly usher worshipers to their ie and passe tho collection plate In downtown Dallas' First Presbyterian church. That Roach dean of Southwest conference football officials and church leader can combine such diverse avocations and maintain his religious creed is a tribute he pays to the modern football player and to his coach. "In the old days it wasn't unusual for a bull-necked fullback to storm up and demand why in the blankety-blank-blank you called a play as you did. "Players don't act that way now and I think a lot of the credit for the change should g o to the modern coach." Roach was half of a brother combination that made Baylor grid history from 1914 through 1917. Jack helped open the holes for brother L. W. to plow through. Each earned four letters in football and L. W. added four more as a Baylor diamond performer. It was Jack Roach -who stepped back from his tackle post one afternoon against Texas Christian in 1915 and booted a 49-yard field goal. That performance still stands as a Southwest conference record. "Of course, I had one advantage the 1943 player doesn't have," he concedes. "The goal posts were 10 yards closer than they are now." Roach earned the record, however, for he practiced field goal kicking an hour a day, and was Baylor's specialist in kicking off and converting points after touchdown. This native Texan played in the first football game he ever saw, in 1909, as a seventh grade member of the McGregor, Tex., High school team. After the game, he had to ask what the score was. As McGregor's uniform hadn't arrived, Roach played that first game in a madras ehirt. He wore school shoes to which a cobbler had tacked leather strips for cleats and shoulder pads sewed from his mother's rag rugs. The youngster finished out season as a seventh grader. DEACONS DUMP N.C.NAVYf20-12 CHAPEL HILL, N. C. (U.P.) The Wake Forest Demon Deacons scored two touchdowns in the first half to defeat the North Carolina Navy Pre-Flight Cloud-busters, 20 to 12, before 5,000 fans here Saturday. Nick Sacrinty, right half, paced the Deacon offensive as he passed to Rig:ht End David Harris for the first touchdown and then scored one himself a moment later on a lateral from Russ Perry. ine second score was set up as Perry intercepted Cook's pass on his own 45 and lateraled to Sacrinty who ran the distance for the tally. The Cloudbusters hit pay dirt for the first time with a minute and a half gone in the third period. Cadet Cecil Hare did the scoring, a 53-yard run off tackle. A sustained 80-yard drive with Fred Grant bucking over from the four produced the final Deacon score while the Cloudbusters counted their second with less than a minute to go on a 16 yard pass from Dave Hayden to Eu gene Lovett. Big Orval . , . w, . itf j i . .t'j'zy .... ....... . ' A II Orval drove (above), Chicago White Sox pitcher, has turned to war work, operating a machine at a naval ordnance plant in Chicago during the off-season. WIKEPHOTO CP). ft NOW! More Than 375,000 Circulation! -ft played four years in high school and entered Baylor in 1914. The Southwest conference emerged from the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic association In 1915. Roach began his officiating career In nonconfer-ence games In 1919, made his debut In the young loop In 1920 and haw n't missed a season since. He's performed before tens of thousands of fans in the southwest, in the north and in the east, most of the time as a headlinesman, although he has refereed, umpired or acted as field judge. He suffered a W'JfA S" V ,'"3 - ft ' Q ( m?,.A J ' -yV- 'V' .i Jack Roach (left), dean of Southwest conference football officials and active In church work, discusses a church problem with his' pastor, Dr. Frank C. Brown of . Dallas, Tex. Modern coaches have reduced profanity !n games, Roach declares. Odell Goes 41 Yards for Penn Tally FINOS SCORES TWO FOR NAVY Navy Continued from Page 1. third quarter opened but it didn't stay that way long. Half -pint Harold took over the quarterdeck and went to work, operating behind a line that resembled the gun-turret on a man o'war. Before the shooting was over, Hamberg had set up one , touchdown with a 43-yard punt return, had scored another and had passed for a third. He was aided and abetted no little, naturally, by that front line STATISTICS. Navy Venn First downs IX 3 Yards Kainrd ruHhinir 24li 24 Forward passes attempted ... 7 JO Forward paasrs complrted ... 3 3 . Yards gained by forward pastes 52 29 Yards lost attempted forward passes O 25 Forward passes intercepted bw O 1 Yards Rained run back of intercepted passes O 4t Panting average 31 36 Total yards all kicks returned 88 43 Opponents fumbles recovered . . 1 I Yards lost by penalties ... 23 45 and by Bob Jenkins, Hillis Humes and Vic Finos in the backfield. And on top of that, the Penn operators suddenly came down with such a bad case of butter-fingers in making tackles. In addition to his second half spree, Half-pint Harold had a big hand in the opening touchdown, early in the first quarter, when he heaved a 22-yard pass to A. B. Channell on the Penn one. From there, Finos ploughed through the middle for the tally, but then missed the extra point. Midway of the third quarter Hamberg skipped 43 yards on a Helps Navy ?sr broken arm in the 1940 Southern Methodist-Pitt game at Pittsburgh when he was on the receiving end of a flying block. His only New Year's day bowl assignment was the January, 1942, Texas Aggie-Alabama Cotton Bowl classic. "Games In the north and east are easier to call than those the Southwest conference clubs play when the chips are down," says Roach. "A fellow has to be on his toes 60 minutes of every game down here." About his officiating, he remarks: "It's hard to break away from a game you've been wmwe mmmrrr FINOS I ME 3 M i V .v se"" W x s.- - ln iM- : i niiw?i 42 fev ."fO - While Penn defenders stand by helpless, Navy back Vic Finos plunges over from the one-yard line and is buried under a pile of players to give the Midshipmen their first score in first quarter of game at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Penn. Nav y won 24 to 7. WIKEPHOTO (JV). brilliant "run during which eight Penn players missed tackles on him. He finally was brought down from behind on the 13, and in four cracks at the line, Finos went over. A 39-yard parade, with Jenkins picking up 29 of it in two shots at the Quaker tackles, resulted in Navy's first tally in the final chapter. Harold rang this one up on the cash register by going over from two yards out. Bill Shepard, a second string guard, recovered a Quaker fumble a few minutes later on the Penn 23 and the Navy was sailing again. This time, Hamberg heaved to Roe Johnston, former Davenport, la., prep star on the 14 and the varsity right end lateralled to Hume who did the rest. NAVY 24. Channell Whitmire Brown ....... J. Martin PENN 7. X E Oulllen L.T Zetty L. Q. Stickel C McCloskev Chase ..R. O .. Barr Sprinkle R. T H. Nelson . . Bubien . . . Odell Johnston ........R.E...,., W. Nelson ....... Q. B Hamberg L.H...,., B. Martin R. II , Hume F. B . Michaels , J. Kane Vincent Score by quarters: Navy 6 O 12 24 Penn . O 7 O O 7 Hummnry Touchdowns. Finos 2. Ham- ber. Hume. Odell; point after touch down, MoKernan (piaccKirx). Navy substitutions End, Athenanla, Glorgls, Hansen, Lalande, Bramlett, Dlet-zen; tackles, Staubiti. Schwartz, GUlooly; guards, Bandlah, Shepard, Hadich, Gilliam. Briehtman: center. Baker: backs. Pettlt, Walton, Jenkins, Barron, Crawley, rinos, lyuafn, jonnson, lawyer. Penn ends, F. Kane, Rosenthal: tackles, Bird, Hananowlc; euards, Stengel, He-Witt, Buck: center, Mostertz; backs. Am- Drogi, juakar, Tusslne, Jones, BmalL A HEAVY FOG; NAVY CHEERING SECTION LATE PHILADELPHIA, PENN. im The Navy's cheering contingent of 776 Midshipmen missed the first quarter of the Penn-Navy game Saturday. A chartered Chesapeake Bay steamer that brought them from Annapolis was delayed by a Delaware river fog. Their scheduled parade from the water front to Franklin field was cancelled and they went to the field in trolley cars, arriving after the quarter. .DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER. associated with nearly years." As for his church duties: "THEY'RE WHAT ANY OTHER MAN WOULD DO IF HE WERE CALLED ON TO SERVE." Roach Joined the Dallas church in 1920 the same year he began his Southwest conference officating became a deacon in 1933. He attends morning and evening services each Sunday, meets with the deacons once a month, assists in arranging the weekly church suppers and still finds time to serve as secretary-treasurer of the Sunday school. 35 CN) SMASHES FROM 1 YARD ClD C1DCT TrMirlJrsrVAM '"IgJJ ..n.m'r. ii, f-i t rr.i.,1 n.7.7i in,.. i-lfT..' . .1. .. rc w' BROWN SHADES YALE, 21 TO 20 NEW HAVEN, CONN. CP) A Yale football team that kicked back to its own three yard line in the first couple of minutes and spent the rest of the afternoon recovering finally crept up to within one point of the ever-leading Brown eleven Saturday in the final period, only to lose, 21 to 20. Ed Strype, who had converted after two previous Eli touchdowns, missed as his third place- kick was partially blocked and Yale'3 valiant attempt to overcome that one-point deficit in the waning- minutes were thwarted by a fumbled pass. Brown got the ball deep in Yale territory, and when Coke fair's long forward pass carried to the goal George Egan, jr., who intercepted it, slipped and was nailed for a safety. Ray Scussel's fumble of a Brown punt on the Yale four, with Brown recovering, set the stage for a Brown touchdown a little later, Jay Pattee taking a pass from Cokefair for the score. Cokefair, shot through the line Major Grift (panics This Week Friday. STATE. Western Teachers at Central. BIG SIX. Kansas State at Washburn. Saturday. STATE. Idw at Minnesota. lows State, at Drake. Lamp Grant at Iowa Fre-Fllght. BIG TEN. -Illinois at Ohio State. , (ireat Lakes vs. Indiana (Indlanapolla) Wisconsin at MlchlKsn. Notre Dame at Northwestern. BIG hlX. Oklahoma, at Missouri. INTERSECTION AL. North Carolina at Pennsylvania. Arknasas at Southern Metholltt. EAST. Cornell at Dartmouth. Navy at Columbia. 1'rlncetun at Vale. Former T.C.U Star's Voice Aids the Navy FORT WORTH, TEX. UP) The foghorn voice that earned Wallace Myers the nickname of "Hog Caller" ten years ago when he played football, basketball and baseball for Texas Christian university is standing him in good stead as a sailor. "I'm an aviation mechanics mate, first class," says the former T.C.U. athlete, "and my job has to do with navy planes flying from carriers to land bases. "A lot of times during my ten months of combat service In the south Pacific, I had to tell a pilot something while his motor was 'reving up. All I had to do was let out a little on the voice and the pilot would nod his head in understanding. "Most of the other mates had to. either make signs, draw pic-j tures or climb up on the planes to get their messages over. Yep, that voice is still coming in handy." In his athletic days Myers would holler opponents out of plays. As a football end he used it while rushing passers. As a guard on the basketball teams he employed it to confuse many a rival in the act of trying for a field goal. In baseball he even filled the open spaces of the diamond with his tremendous shouts. There has been nothing like Myers voice In the Southwest conference since Hog Caller left school. He joined the navy two months after Pearl Harbor and reached the combat zone eight months later. "I can't say what ship I was on and where we went," Myers says, "because our skipper told us not to talk, but our ship and crejv saw plenty of action and we were at a lot of different piaces." A service ribbon worn by Myers shows that he was in three battles but he came out without a scratch. I t - ,s - . OR for 11 yard3 and a second touchdown which, with Pattee's conversion, made the score 15-0 early in the second period. But the Elis came back with a fine 70-yard drive of their own to bring the score to 15-7 at the half. Cokefair scored again in the third, but Pattee's placekick again was blocked and when Yale scored a few minutes later' it left the count, 21-14, Brown. ' Brown tired badly in the final period, to let Yale score. BROWN 21. Florentino L. E. YALE 20. Stock Prchiik Smith Bateman .......L.T.... Teschner L. G.... Llppencott C . . . . Petropoulos .....R.O.... 8tover R. T . , . ....... Warner Whitint; . . . . Strype . . P. Walker it,rj Pattee Cokefair . Tiedemann O'Brien . . . . . . . . . B. Walker . L. xx . - . . . Scufisel R.H Eean r . o rurst Score by quarters: grown 8 7 6 0 21 Yale o 7 7 6 20 Summary Touchdowns, Cokefair 2, Pat-tee, Pickett (sub for Krist) 2, Scussel; points after touchdowns, Strype 2 (placement), Pattee (placement) ; safety, Egan. Dartmouth Harriers Heptagonal Winners NEW YORK, N. Y. CP) Arthur Truxes of Army led a field of harriers over the five-miles of the heptagonal cross country meet at Van Vortland park Saturday as Dartmouth carried off the team title with a low total of 25 points. Coast Guard Academy at Brown. Mnmp Naval Training station at Army. Temple at Penn State. R. P. I. at Colsate. Tufts at Harvard. Rutgers at Lehigh. SOUTH. Maryland at Balnbrldare Naval Tralnlnr station. V. M. I. at Georgia. Georgia Tech nt Tulane. Georgia Pre-Flight at Clefhsnn. North Carolina state at Davidson. Virginia at DiiUk. Daniel Field at Jacksonville Naval station. Camp LeJeune at North Carolina Pre- r ngnt. Presbyterian at Camn Davis South Carolina at Fort Uennlng 300th inianiry. SOUTHWEST. Texas Christian at Texas. Texas Aggies at Rlcke. FAR WEST. P. C. L. A. at California. March Field at Southern California. NOW! More Than 375,000 Bears Packers in 50th Duel Cards Will Miss These Two iwi h: s'kic.j rif,(J "z ft ! " ; Pitcher Al Brazel (left) and Outfielder Harry Walker of the St. Louis Cardinals tote barracks bags after being outfitted for service in the army at Jefferson Barracks. They won't be around forspring training next season. RICE BOUNCES ARKANSAS, 20-7 HOUSTON, TEX. (JI1) Striking with lightning-like rapidity, the Rice Owls scored three touchdowns in the third period to de feat the Arkansas Razorback3, 20 to 7, Saturday and win their first Southwest conference football game. A crowd of 6,000 saw Bucky Sheffield set up the first Owl touchdown when he punted dead to the Arkansas 15. There was a mix up on signals, and the ball went sailing back to the Arkansas four-yard line, where it was scooped up by Bob Smith" of Kice. Sheffield went over for the touchdown. The Owls, scored again after Billy Scruggs intercepted Harold Cox's pass and dashed to the Arkansas 31. Charlie Haden picked up 27 yards in two tries and then carried over. Sheffield intercepted another pass a few plays later and gal loped to the 13-yard line to set up the third touchdown. Scruggs scored. Big Leon Pense, a guard, was called into the backfield to pace an Arkansas drive that traveled 62 yards. Ben Jones went over for the counter. Frank Lawrence kicked the ex tra points for Rice and James Young converted for Arkansas. RICE 20. Smith Crutchfield . . . , Cox , Tate Nichols Hook Grinineer . . . . , Lawrence . . . . , Haden ....... ARKANSAS 7 .X.. E Rankin . L. T Alexander .L. G. .......... Pense . C. Wheeler R. G Milam .R. T. Young .R.E. ......... Dineler . Q. B Davis .L. H Cox Scruggs ...R.H. Jones Sheffield F. B Randolph Score by quarters: Rice ...O O 20 O 20 Arkansas O O O 7 7 Summary Touchdowns, Sheffield. Haden, ScruttKS. Jones points after touchdowns, Lawrence 2, Younp. Substitutions Rice: KndR. Bradher. Isaacks; tackles, Davis, Wallace. Miilseed; Kuaros, z.elsman, Allison, Van Meter, Wright; centers. Kilsore, Conk; barks, Stelzer, Parriah, Kucera, Durrett, Swatzell, Green. Arkansas: Ends. Thomas, Douthltt, Baldwin; tackles, Kinp, Burleson, Johnson: Kuards, Ford. Taylor: center, Jackson; backs, Nicholas, Mcintosh, Lindsey, Wep-fer. Officials Referee, Jack Sisco of Bav-lor; umpire, Jimmy HigKins of Southern Methodist; field Judse, Eddie Dayvnutt; headlinesman. Bud Price of Austin college DRUDGE SPILLS FAVORITE. SALEM, N. H. UP) Battling it out in the stretch, the Pine Tree farm's 4 to 1 shot, Drudge, came in a neck in front of the 4 to 5 favorite, C. S. Bromley's Samhar, at Rockingham Park Saturday to take the $2,500 Carpenter allow ance purse. Cadets on hi ... .. ... fc , u.txutl&Ziti Cadets of the United States Military academy arrive at the Yankee stadium, New York City, from West Point for the annual football game with Notre Dame. The Irish arrived too end thrashed the Army, 2G to 0. WIKEPHOTO CP), Circulation! McSpaden, Nelson Draw In First Test PINEHURST, N. C. (U.P.) Byron Nelson, former national open champion, and Harold (Jug) McSpaden, re-c e n t Tarn O'Shanter open winner, bias ted three-under - par 69's over the Pinehurst championship No. 2 course here Saturday to reach the half waj mark in the first of their war re- 1 i e f ex hibition matches all even, bykox nelson. The two topflight professionals are playing a scries of five 36- hole duels for a $5,000 purse post ed by a sporting goods company. They will complete the first match with 18 holes over the Starmount Country club course in Greensboro, N. C, today, and will go on to Dallas, Tex., Seattle, Wash., San Francisco, Cal., and Los Angeles, Cal., for the other four contests, finishing in Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 5. Waterfield Stars, Infantry Wins, 48-7 AUGUSTA, GA. CT Paced by Bob Waterfield, former U.C.L.A. great, Fort Benning's 176th infantry football team downed the Daniel Field fliers, 48-7 here Saturday night. Waterfield scored two touchdowns and passed for three others. Pvt. Gene Fiala Now Instructor WATERLOO, IA. Pvt. Gene Fiala of Waterloo is now a PT instructor in the army air forces at the Alexandria, La., air base. He was graduated last spring from West Waterloo High school, where he was prominent in basketball, football and track. NOT A SENIOR. CHICAGO, ILL. The senior student manager of the Illinois football team is not a senior at all He's freshman Jim Felsenthal. March -Before ft fOUTS FIVE g SKINS, STEAGL.ES IN EAST'S BEST By Dave Hoff. CHICAGO, ILL. (V) A smalltown" football team which George Halas 22 years ago vehemently swore his Bears would never meet again is the opponent of the mighty Chicago professional array today in the biggest game of the National league schedule one expected to attract a standing room jam of 45,000 for the fiftieth renewal of this series. These Green Bay Packers who aroused Halas wrath so fiercely in 1921 are the only outfit to stand off the Bears this season. They did it in a 21 to 21 tie in their season' opener and have to beat the Chicagoana today or concede the western division to the Bears. Since then the Bears have paraded to five straight victories, while the champion Washington Redskins have been sailing to four in a row to dominate the eastern division. The Redskins play second-place Phil-Pitt today, and that game, too, is a last ditch affair for the Eagles who must win or agree tho eastern crown is all Washington's. There's a pretty good game brewing in Detroit. The Lions vs. the New York Giants matches two of the season's finest rookies Frankie Sinkwich of the Lions and Bill Pascal of the Giants. And in Brooklyn the Chicago Cardinals will oppose the Dodgers, each seeking its first success of the cam paign. But getting back to Halas ire over the Packers. George was burned up that day because of ths field's condition, the attitude of the Green Bay crowd, and those "small-town amateurs" the Packers. (The Bears won, 20-0.) The only cash collected was from the hat of a young newspaper man who poked through the crowd looking for donations. But Green Bay has been hard hit of late. Center Charley Brock, one of pro football's best, had an emergency appen- dectomy in New York last week. However, Tony Cana-deo has been a capable replacement for Isbell and Hutson's doing all right. Phil-Pitt's hopes will flicker if they, too, are unable to stop Sammy Baugh's passes for Washing ton. The Texan is having his finest year, last Sunday throwing a record six touchdown aerials as part of a record passing offensive how for 376 yards. N. C. MASTERS GAMECOCKS COLUMBIA, S. C. (U.P.) The North Carolina Tarheels ran over an outclassed band of South Caro lina Gamecocks in their annuil clash Saturday, 21 to 6, before 7,000 fans. The gamecocks' line, which had held the opposition to only 210 yards by rushing in five previous games, crumbled before the hard-running North Carolina backs who stormed for 325 yards on the ground. South Carolina gained only 23 yards rushing. North Carolina opened the scoring in the first period when Triple-threat Eddie Teague broke loose for 40 yards and a touchdown. Hosea Rogers scored the other two on short runs. Omaha Golfers Help Bluffs Links Upkeep (The Register's Iowa News Service.) COUNCIL BLUFFS, I A. Council Bluffs folks can give thanki to Omahans for that low cost of maintain Jig city parks. The cost per person was only 16 cents in Council Bluffs; low for the state. And Omahans helped make that low figure possible, with their patronage of the Dodge Park golf course, just across the Missouri river bridge from downtown Omaha. the Game

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