Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 13, 1937 · Page 10
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liill- -ft!" - MM W mum COHN-ING lOWER By Art Cohn Sports Editor Today' required reading for the California football team 1. Mark Kelly of Los An roles quotes f Hector Sapp," a iiCtitious column character: . "Stub Allison is about as close to Andy Smith in coach In? ability as I fun to Greta Garbo rociallv. which fa about as close ai Brooklyn would come to beating the Yankees. . "Washington can, If fired up, take California or any ball club, in . the iusiness. That screwy Oregflnlgang could, and probably will, do.ajmost envthins? before this eaonv."ls innked. . - "' The Trolans. nlaying with the lm- frovement promised in the Ohio State frolic, could make caiuorma and those San Francisco folks look upon this year's U. S. C.-Bear game and compare the disaster with those sad days of 1906 ,when that other major- upset took' plapc S. Emersoij Spencer of San Francisco writes: "Mr. Phillip Dougherty, center and the sliding ghost of the Santa Clara defense, is by so much the most stylish player of any local team that in the matter of sheer fi nesse and class,' it would border on contempt of Gridiron Court to men tion any other three player in the . in vi. same breath with him. "Folks around Strawberry Canyon ere smug in their thoughts about Mr. Bob Herwig as an Ail-American center, Mr. Herwig Is a nice fcl- low and all that.. (but, shucks, he can't even carry Mr. Dougherty ;'ioes , , , he can't even pack his snoe laces. . .. "srs Ears Burning? The minority report continues S. Don Glendon of San Francisco s?!eans in an interview with The Linn in the Black Hat: "The greatest upset in the history of football will transpire in tne 1B37 Tig Game when Fay, Groves and lustiza send the Golden Bear to lis death. , - 4. Jack Rosenbaum of San Fran f' co auotes a mysterious Mr. X: "Santa Clara would lick California i-f they played. Stanford will do It 1u the Big Game. The Trojans, Vushington, U. C. L. A. and Oregon l ave a good chance of doing it, too."-- ' - - i .- , - - 5., Jim Dixon, Oregon State as , 'ant coach and chief scout, "oted by L. H. Gregory of Port l.md: .,. "Two more weeks and Howard Tories will have the BEST football t m in the Conference. I look for 1 th Washington and the Trojans ti boat California with the latter a CI.NCII too." I herty Good, Too My personal reaction to the five u-California fliatrines: 1. Mark (Hector Sapp) Kelly 1 -ands himself as a fogy still living i i the buggy-whip era by mouthing :. :t AllisoR-Jsn't the coach Andy v .-as. Roosevelt isn't the man Lin r .In was , . , fiut he's still leading , .9 league, - f. Comrade Sponeer hurts In-i'-ni of helps Center Dougherty's :)-American campaign by calling center Herwig a bum. If Dough. , ty has nothing better to reeom- r mid h m excent comraae spencer s , m that Herwia is not -"fit to (rry his shoes," 1 fear he will not r -t far. In contrast I think that Dough ;ly is an outstanding center, on his c sn merits. And he certainly . .ould. look like an AH-America i .inst such bush league opponents . U. S.F Portland University. San we. L Mary'a and Gonzaga.this r par on the Broncos' soft schedule, "ven so, Center Dougherty made at 1. .a.st three bad passes from center ttrainst U..S. F each causing a fumble). Withal, tinlike Spencer, I would not call Dougherty a tramp. I say Is Is a brilliant center , . perhaps as great as Herwig, ?czr CI J California! To continue: 8. The Glendon in the Black Hat "-edicted that Stanford would win . e 1938 Big Game, 3-0. Which was i -irrect except that the ' score was :i-0 instead of 3-0 and Stanford did rot win, but lost. 4. Tn 29 words, Mr. Rosenbaum'' Ilr. X picks two Coast teams that would positively beat California nd four others that probably' will. I cannot understand why he Ignored I'.e California Aggies and College of Pacific. After all, they have just m much of a chance of beating C alifornia as those other six teams .-.e. - ., ' '-. ': ' - : ,-, . B. - Even Mr. Dxon, lowly assistant coach. Is - still punch drunk fmra that 24-8 beating Oregon States received at Berkeley. Those Beavers i re so punchy that they may do or r-y anything. That accounts for their victory over Washington last week. If and v?hen they regain their rirrht minds;, the players will quit --inning games and the coaches will t :op making such lunatic statements. r:!sered. Shorts It happened In the Trojan-Ohio . ate game Saturday: Granny LansdelL U. S. C. reserre ' larferback, received a whack cn e head in a line play but he got p and seemed all ,right, Lansdell f -Tpcd back to "his position, lifted s hands and stared at them. -' V' 't are these things for?" he ' H out loud, i ' ,-i ' . : .ii's that?" Inquired a team- ' : said Lansdell, still look- at hii maulies. " t .-rmatt led him gmtlj to vol Cxxvn io" Fircf Rpvpri a ii bj i - ii is i u i . w -: .' V- V-' - - May Nbt Mix With Aggies Bill Plosch, Reserve Guard, Sprains Ankle. In Scrimmage Work By LEE DUNBAR An entirely new "We Look With Fear Club" has been organized at the university of California, For the cast three weeks Stub Allison and his coaching staff were the ""We Look With , Fear" boVs, Theyooked with fear at St. Mary's. Theyilooked.,.wlth feaf at Oregon State.. They Jooked with fear at Washington State." But even Stub, who can stare straight in your eye ana look with fear when there isn't a nickel's worth of fear in his sturdy heart is unable to work up any ,iear over cal Aggies and Col lege of the Pacific. But this week's "We Look With Fear Club" is just as active as the one that feared St,. Mary's. Oregon State and the Cougars. The words and music are the same but a couple oz other guys are singing the song. irUERENT FEARERS Current fearers out Berkeley wav are JKenneth Priestley, graduate manager, and Walter Frederick, publicity director, They fear Cali fornia's unbroken record of years standing of drawing not less than 25,000 customers may be shattered baturday when the Bears tackle a couple of weak sisters in a bargain matinee, -, - You could almost see the tears falling .down Frederick's cheeks as he phoned this morning. "Say,- gosh; can't you put a piece in the newspaper and say that Call- lornla is offering a bargain Saturday, Can't you mention the fact that we're playing two games for less than the price of one that the customers can get In, for $1.10?" "Nope," wereply, "we can't that ficketsT-cost but $1.10, against office rules." say It's "Well," sez he. "if you can't sav that tickets cost only $1.10, can't you say it's a cheap game "Yes," we reply, "we can say it has every earmark of a CHEAP game even if we can't say tickets only cost $1.10." . FEAR SMALL CROWD So there you have the new "We Look With Fear Club" the - Old business office Instinct assertin itself, Of course. Frederick, tries to pep himself up by citing the facts there are several thousand oeonle who hold season tickets, and some io,wo students who can set In on their student body cards. But you can sense the fear underlyina this orave taiK. Tne mercenaries fear the crowd will go below 23.000-4md gosh, how they hate It, Going back over California foot- ball records, one has to dig into the misty past clear to 1929 to find a Si J??!1"!"' . Xh$ that year the Bears and Montana lured bur'14000 of the faithful through the gates. In 1928 but 18,000 turned out for the Californla-Oreeon earne. But alnri. 105B 1W. h.. an unbroken record (n( 2S.nnn nr mnr customers for every varsity con. test. Last year's double header between the Bears and Aggies and C O, P. drew 23,000, as did the California. Washington State game. That was low lor tne year. This year s low was me o.uuu who saw California thump Oregon State. St. Marv's and Call, lornia piayea oeiore a crowd of 60,000, while last week Washineton I State pulled a gate of 35,000. . in an enori xo lessen the agony for the customers, the powers that be at Berkeley have decreed that the first tram of Rai,t.rfn'. jm- bill will be . shortened 20 minutes unuer me regulation time or one hour. The quarters for the Bear- Aggie game will be of 10 minute duration rather than the customary 10. COMPLETE GAME But the Calif ornla-C. O. P. affair will run the full 60 minutes. -Amos Alonzo Stagg is to have an entire. hour in which to regret his state ment in yesterday's Tribune that he hoped Allison played his first string While the worry bovs are worrv- innthe football sauad eoe rieht on wfth its preparations, not only for the Saturday twin massaging, but ior me jar louRner ana more im- M4an4 nn a ....l.U 1U. rt I . H"""'" naiuu wiui me il WHUS w leier. ; . .- .uhui mmon sam mis morning there' was a possibility the first auiiiK nugni noisee acuon ai an in positively would do its stuff aeainst AWIC TVIM1 - iue AKK1CS. UUL Pacific. '. puv m wrrnm w.fa0llfaiheri?d the iraPFH there wasnt a chance of the bia i- ji-i ,.. onwia gunm mm acuon in we iirsi game. The way Allison put it "Ve won't use the first string against the Aggies unless they are needed," left little room for doubt. There, isn t one chance In a thousand they will be needed. ; A 10-minute offensive scrimmage la the menu today for each of the ConL 3rd Sport Page, Col. 4 lo Static When " ofin Takes Air Tomorrow Night r Art Cohn, Isportsi editor of The Tribune, goes on the air again tomorrow night 7:45 to 8, via KLX (680 cn your dial) fa' the weekly Cohats"Toiro f the Ato peocmtiv D 'GOME ON, HOLD WjV.VSA'SW. ' mx ' ,1 1 irtrf , t ' ' f i I . i " , I i Win, lose or tie against the Loyola lions at Los Angeles , Sunday. St. Mary's will always have two loyal fans Edward Eugene Madigan Jr., 5-year-old son oi Coach Ed (Slip) Madigan, and Sherie, young Ed's priae Pomeranian. --r : . AJ. photo. GAEL FOR LINE-UP LOYOLA 'Madigan Drills Players on Pass Defense; Believes Lions Have Their Best Team By ALAN, Here it is a full four days before the Loyola game in Southern Call fornia and Coach Ed (Slip) Madi 8an has his lineup practically Intact, There is an- exception at right halfback, but within the ext 24 to 48 hours sliP "should have ironed out that difficulty ,' . . with practice sessions deciding which of three ju.,.. ... ,t. rB"u'UBlcs w 11,0 P'" snouia receive the call. The recent game with Nevada, won by St. Mary's by the top-heavy score of 42 to 0, convinced Madigan he possessed a team . potentially satisfactory, and while he realizes Loyola represents a bit more string ent competition, he won't make shifts which mleht weaken Vii lino or backfield. WAV TOW trvP TTIk . C, , . , If gs hls 1 ?fup against Loyola will be something as follows: Jack Crampton and John Giannonl, ends E?" Mi" and Ernie Jbrge. guarda; Nick ' Katzmeyer and Karl Orth, tackles; Jerry Dowd, center; Harry Aronson, Frank Shock or Dante Ma-gnani, right halfback: Lou Rimassa'. left halfback; Lou Ferry, center, and Tony Falkenstein, fullback. ' As might have been surmised by the foregoing paragraph, the one exception - Is right halfback, where tnree candidates are in the field. and workouts today and tomorrow probably will decide which young man will be honored by taking his siana in me onen nu nneun. Mnirnnni v,ir0oi . Uino a ( h Mn'n j Shock and Aronson may have to step high, wide and handsome to shove the fast and aernratn nnhn. more intn Ihn hnnlroi-niinH A ...... r even if Frank or Harry gets the starting bid. Dante is a cinch to se Unm sprvifo aoAinof sn.,it... California contingent, 111,31 "utl nveintnlfn wn., Madigan considers the current Loyola team the best ever as- t h a t recognition, "upled with the realization the stm. . . for the college the other side of the ; s o v.iui.iai tuincsi, tunnel, has caused the Moraqa menior to institute a vigorous pro- gram oi training., - I McCARTHY GETS CONTRACT AT $35,000 PER NEW YORK, Oct , -13. W) Joe I McCarthy today signed a three- year contract to manage the world's Um;s in the seven years he man-. . , , , aged the Yankees, H s New York chamnion New Yo Yankees at a Xama have won three' World's. Sfti Bfllnrt-Tlf AIM Tt Vttav VAxtrrr ' , G. Barrow, general manager of the Club, announced. . ' . McCarthy and Col. Jacob Rup-pert, Yankee owner, came .to an agreement fetter-a few minutes' discussion OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1937 THAT LION, POP!' SET TUSSLE WARD No fancy business, but an ad herence.to fundamentals, is the order, at St. Mary's. "We're prepared for passes, both on the giving and.the receiving end," Madigan said. "We'll have to do some fancy kicking. We expect to light our way through the Loyola line, and we anticipate Tom Leib's boys breaking their way through ours. "My youngsters are ' inclined to nervousness. Fundamentally they are sound, but they need touching up in most departments. That's why we're co--ering the entire ground in our practice sessions. We're hit ting every angle of football from the ground up." EXPECT CROWD OF 50,000 ' Tom Foudy, publicity man for St Mary's, left yesterday for the scene of combat, and Foudy, being a re sourceful young man, no doubt will aid and-abet an anticipated oO.OOO attendance Sunday afternoon. Foudy's departure for the south' land almost dovetailed with the re turn of Wormam (Red) Strader, as sistant coach,, who watched Loyola lose to Hardin-Simmons of Texas. Strader has r.dvised Madigan the Loyolans are inclined to the tossing of passes, and because of such warning a slight emphasis is being placed on pass defense in the late afternoon workouts. ...... . . A combination fullback and left halfback named Jack' Lyons is especially adept at pass tossing, having whipped one for 64 yards in the air against the Texans. That the flip missed a receiver by a scant yard hardly can be accepted as an indictment of Lyons throwing abil ity, Strader pointed out. . ' - ' ... .- - Billy Burke Joins Dons as Trainer Bilhe Burke, well-known Oak land fight referee and former trainer ef the Oakland baseball club, has signed on temporarily with the University of San Fran cisco Dons as trainer. He leaves tonight with the learn, which has a date with Montana at Butte Saturday and another engagement with Gonzaga at Spokane, October 24, Burke - will be with the team for both games. THREE-YEAR The Yankee manager won three pennants and finished second four McCarthy will go to his home at Buffalo tomorrow for a rest. He will pay another visit to club headquarters here before the major league meetings in Chicago in December. . Sam Red Grange Californiah Looms Cinch Alt-American By ART COHN Tribune Sports Editor The "48" Jersey of California today covers a greater halfback than the immortal "77" of Jllinois ever did. . L. B. XStub) Allison, a slightly prejudiced . resident of , Berkeley, says so, ' - ' ' - ; -'" .;'" ; "Sam Chapman," he says, "is the greatest halfback I ,have EVER seen . . , and I saw. Red Grange at his best." Mr, Allison, wjio has a weakness for' making interesting comments only OFF the record, thus goes ON record with one of the most pertinent remarks of the year. "Chapman runs HARDER than Grange did," says Allison, "and is so. far superior as a punter, as a passer and as a blocker that there is no comparison." i YOUR MOVE, ZUPPKE Mr. Robert Zuppke's retort should be a dandy. , ' , I Perhaps., it ' is unfair to compare Chapman and Grange, but Allison brought it all on himself when, of his own volition, he stated that Chapman was the BEST halfback he had ever seen. Then I asked him if he had ever seen the old Gal loping Ghost gallop and pop! there was my headline. Grange was a genius . . . doing Just ONE thing. His was a con summate artistry ... but only carrying a football. By J contrast, no All-American team has ever been graced by a more versatile halfback than Chapman.. Sammy, the Tiburon Terror, will never receive one small fraction of the national ballyhoo that made Grange a legend. That makes him none the less deserving, however. For, like Mr. Allisori, I honestly be lieve Chapman Is a greater half- t -k than Grange., GRANGE'S RECORD Grange's scoring record is with out parallel in major competition. In 19 games during his three-year Illinois career (1923-24-25),. Red made 31 touchdowns and 186 points in addition to carrying the ball for a grand total of 3579 yards . . , more than two miles! And why not? Red did nothing ELSE, to speak about, but carry the ball. Consider Chapman's career as a ball packer 1935: . Carried the ball but 14 times in eight games,' gained 43 yards to average 3.1 yards per play. Seared one touchdown , . . against the Trojans. ' , 1936: Carried the hall 27 times, gained 111 yards and lost 1 to average 3.8 yards per play. Scored two touchdowns , . . against the Tro-Jams and Stanford. ' . , 5.5 YARDS PER PLAY 1937: In the first three fames, carried the ball 19 tims, gaining 105 yards and losjng 2 to average 5.5 yards per"play. Has1 scored two touchdowns, one field goal and five goals after- touchdowns . . . 20 points. - -' v Even Grange did not average 5.5 yards per play. And he certainly igver blocked, passed and punted as Chapman has. Sam has been murder on interference,' the. tough guy .who leads Vic B.ottarl on all those long-gainers. SaniVis rooting the ball 60 and 70 yards again . . . and is death? '.on either end of a forward or lateral pass, v ;." . ; Mr. Allison will make just erne little concession . in the comparison between Chapman and Grange, GRANGE FASTER , "Re J may have been a little faster," says Stub, "but Chapman runs harder." - .- ". ' Chapmarf, -' like " Grange, has per fect competitive temperament. .He is a born athlete, one of those rare "naturals," who is a champion in any sport he tries. . At Tamalpais High School,' Sam made letters in football, baseball, basketball and , soccer. His prep ch and , discoverer was Roy Riegels, the celebrated California center. As an outfielder, Chapman led the California Intercollegiate League in hitting two years ago by batting 420. He hit -dose to .400 last sea son, being handicapped in the early part of the season by a fractured wrist thaKwas slow in healing. He broke it, you recall, in the Georgia Tech game last December. Sam ia just 21, weighs 188 and stands 6 feet even,.-He intends to play professional baseball after graduation next June, having already received three different ma jor league offers. SOUL OF VERSATILITY No played in the country can do so many things as well as Chapman can. He is reckless and daring, vi cious and brilliant, He never did any punting to speak about until last season, his junior war, Overnight he beosme the beat kicker on the Coast. He neve-dld any ball packing worth mentioning until this season and already is the most dan- Cent 3rd Bsert Page, Col. I J i . ; , ; ; J . , jm - Chapman Greater. Than . ,: ' .- v - .. y , ...);..,..,..... - ' ', ;' , VN? :MiAy?,.L " .... : I '" ' ' " ' ' ''' '' ' ' ' ' ' '''''' ' ' '' ' r ! 4' r kiwi-' X A Si ... . W ' liHffe:.s 'M&$M&3& 'stills''-'5 ' SAM CHAPMAN Scoff to Turn Skating Pro Eastern Promoters Bombard Oakland Champs With Offers By BOB BLAKi! - . Professional vice 'skating today lured Bob Scott, 20-year-old , Na tional Novice ice-skating champion, to desert the amateurranks and, join the Black Forest troupe of ' skaters for a tour throughout the United States and Europe during the next two years.' Realizing that Oakland is the only city in the United States that has developed outstanding skaters, the promoters have been bombarding the local ice rink with offers for th amateur champions to turn professional. ; X ' Scott, graduate of Technical High School and a sophomore at University of California, is the only Oakland amateur who has accepted. He will leave in two weeks to join the show. - Included among the local champs who have received offers are Mary Ann Lindelof, 16-year-old Pacific Coast and British Columbia senior women's figure-skating title holder. Miss Lindelof turned the offer Cont. on 4th Sport Psjc, Cel. 8 (Copyright, 1937, by the United Pres) NEW YORK, Oct. 13.-(U.R)-Char-acter-building certainly has been taking" a kicking around in the first three weeks of the cjirrent football season. ', Here it is still Indian Summer (or am I confused, and this is the dog-day period?) and dozens of our most renowned character:building teams have been beaten or tied. With the World Series finally out of the way I was glancing .over the gridiron re sults for the first time this year, and was amazed to find that these teams had either been beaten or held even: Notre Dame, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Arkansas," Pennsylvania, Princeton, Tennessee, Duke, Tulane, Columbia,, Manhattan, Auburn, Duquesne, . PurdUe, Southern California, Washington, Te::as, Mississippi- State, .T C. -U.,-" Stanford, U. C. L. A., St, Mary's, S. M. U., N. Y. U., North Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Carnegie Tech and lack 6f breath prevent me from naming the others .. This, to me, mokes very provoca fivV: li--' NO. 105 yfa , Claims Allison u NIVERSITY OF CALI Seabiscuit Shipped to S. F. Jpday By LEE OWEN Seabiscuit's victory yesterday in the Continental Handicap 1n New York, making him the biggest money-earning horse of the year on the American turf, will be loaded aboard a palatial, express car some time today and headed toward San Francisco. The Continental was the last of Seabiscuit's stake engagements in the East. The son of Hartack has run in twelve races since the first of the year and won ten of them. In the other two, one of them on a sloppy track and Seabiscuit is no great shucks .as a mud horse-he 4 ran second and third. Had the Howard horse failed to lose the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap by a scant nose last Spring, his name would go down in. racing history as one of the great money-winners of all tfene. These Argentine horses with a half dozen Chilean steeds thrown in i to add considerable more pepper to ' the- situation have the racing fans by the ears at Bay Meadows. It is a long time since a stable of hay burners have : excited- the curiosity of the racing regulars like the contingent of South American equines that are sojourning at and Cont. on 4th Sport Page, Col. 5 tive reading. Because, as every one knows, it is on the football fields that the character ; of America's youth is molded. And the teams of the schools in the above list have led in this fine development for years. It, indeed gives one pause to learn that the Minnesota squad, with character enough to fill each position with three young . leaders, already has been beaten. And that Ohio State, Where tackles are taught , to salute the -flag and help elderly ladies across the street even before they are instructed in body checking and the proper way to maim an opposing end, has been licked before the seasoned well underlay. , What is the reason for the defeats of these teams which for so long have led in the setting of youns idea's? Certainly it can't be-4he corches' fault. I hr.ve b?en around fcetball too long, and known too many coaches, to ever listen to a suggestion that the gridiron mentors are to blame. I have.lyet to meet a coach who didn't place the formation of character above winning. : j - - i m FORNIA HALFBACK Coast Teams Show Class , Broncos, Trojans' Intersectional Wins v-Bring Recognition By HENRY SUPER United Press Staff Correspondent ' NEW YORK, Oct. 13. 0J.F) The , . , Southwest and Mid-West, generally conceded for years to be the strongest football divisions, appear on the downgrade. , In intersectional ' play' thus far they have the worst records. In the unbeaten and united ranks, they trail the East and South. - Mid-Western teams have participated in 10 intersectional games and won only three. The Southwest has won three and lost six. The Mid-West boasts four perfect recordsDetroit, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin.. The Southwest has two Baylor and Texas A. and M. The East has 11 Army, Yale, Pittsburgh, For,dham, Navy, Harvard, Holy Cross, Catholic U., . Syracuse, Dartmouth' and Cornell.. ' Thei South has five Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Louisiana State and Vanderbilt. The Pacific Coast has two University of Southern California and Santa Clara. - ) In intersectional competition this week, the Mid-West .and Southwest have an opportunity to improve. Three intersectional games involve Mid-Western elevens Detroit-Cath-' Cont. 2nd Sport Page, Cot. I And it can't be the fault of. the boys themselves. No one would dare to hlrft that there (isyen "one football player in thi country be ' he tackle, end, guardi center, or back .' who reported for practice with any ether thought in mind "four years -of. taking my bumps out there on the gridiron, punishing as it may ; 'seem at the time, will' purge my being of all weakness, and toughen my - fibers for life." , , V, f ".. -V It would destroy another Illusion , and we already have far too many in this country if anyone rose up A" arid Suggested that perhaps there were football players who played for tuition, board, four years un?er . a roof that didn't rain, personal g'.ory, or a chance at a pro Job. 1 No, we mustn't seek an answer. We simply must wait until Saturday .'. and hope that these leading charac- V ter-building teams will once again forge to the front and, under tne m cultured lashings of their counselors, set everything right by winning : their games by anywhere from two to 10 touchdowns, ' ; , - ' 7,

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