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2) iSrfiiof rax sgBasfutt ROCHESTER, N. Y., MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1948 The Sports Trail... Sutherland and Dobie Had Similarities In Careers By WHITNEY MARTIN MEW YORK UP) Gil Dobie, who died last Friday, and the late Jock Sutherland had more than a little in common during their long coaching careers. Both were Scotch, and both had their full shares of the canniness generally associated with that nationality. Both were long and lean and dour in demeanor, although each possessed a dry wit. The fact Sutherland was known as the Dour Scot and Dobie as Gloomy Gil indicates the impression they made upon those with whom they came in contact. The similarity didn't stop there, however. Each was convinced the ofT-tackle smash was the bests offensive play in football, and each showed a meticulous attention to detail in the training of his teams. Dobie would spend hours working with a center or a guard until that man had mastered his assignment, and he would work with his backs endlessly on such apparently minor details as crossing the legs in stepping toward a hole in the line so that the runners would arrive at the designated spot at the opportune moment. Perfectionists they both were. In fact, this trait made them extremely chary in praising individual athletes. Even the great George Ffann failed to elicit more than a wary: 'Oh yes, George is a nice boy," from the reticent Dobie. As for Sutherland and his addiction to the off-tackle play, the story is told of a game in which his Pittsburgh Panthers were marching steadily down the field against some hard-pressed rival, picking up five yards at a clip. The quarterback, sensing a chance to pick up greater yardage by doing the unexpected, called for a forward pass. It was good for 60 yards. Sutherland promptly yanked him. "What's the matter?" he growled when the displaced player reached the bench, "Those off-tackle plays were gaining five yards, weren't they?" Both Sutherland and Dobie were famous for their lines. They liked the big, rugged type of players, but they didn't want them that way at the sacrifice of speed. Dobie s method, diagnosed during the height of his success at Cornell, was described thusly: "His coaching method, or rather the style of play that he develops, has the peculiar quality of absolute precision that goes with definite cadence, not unlike that f i y v- ., -S manual of arms. The marvelous thing V k ft rVn4- it- ia i4- yaqd nnorrinfrlir in Hie uuuat Ui. Hie tumuoiuu ui ciioisuis unto and strenuous physical combat. "On a given play each member of the team has definite duties to perform in a per JOCK SITHEKLAXD fect routine and he takes his three steps in one direction and two in another as infalliably and accurately as if there were no one else on the field." As was the case when Connie Mack broke up his championship athletics, followers of Dobie's teams at the University of Washington became sated with success. The monotony of winning was such there from 1908 through 1916 that attendance dropped off. His dire predictions concerning coming games predictions that earned him the nickname of Gloomy Gil were taken with the proverbial grain of salt, but those close to him always maintained he was sincere in his statements. He realized that nothing is certain in a football game. The only certainty in those days was that his team would win. Dobie Pall Bearers Named Services Scheduled Tomorrow At 2 p. m. . Ithaca CP) Pall bearers were announced yesterday for J. Gilmore (Gloomy Gil) Dotoie, whose 36-year football coaching career was ended Thursday by death. Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church tomorrow at 2 p. m., with many men who played under Dobie among the bearers. Miss Jane Dobie, the nationally-famed coach's daugrhter, said yesterday in Trenton, JJ. J., the pall bearers will be: Ray T. Hunt of New Brunswick, N. J., who played under Dobie; at the University of Washington and coached with him at Cornell; Robert Kane, athletic director at Cornell; Edward Gulnlock, who played under Dobie at Cornell. Also George Pfann, All-America back and star of the great all-conquering Cornell teams of 1921-2-3; the ranking Naval officer at Cornell, representing the Navy; Floyd Ramsey, a Dobie player; honorary bearers: P.ym Berry, former graduate manager at Cornell; Foster Coffin, director of a Cornell hostelry; Leo Sullivan, of Ithaca, .a family friend: Frederick Rowe, with whom Dobie often played golf In Ithaca. Also, Bruno Laticl of Putr.am, Conn., a neighbor; Bart Viviano of New York, who played tinder Dobie; Emmett Murphy, president of the Alumni Association of Cornell, and Assemblyman Ray Ashberry of New York, former Cornell athletics manager. fACE 20 omdt Perry and Monti Split Gun Honors Anthony Perry and S. Monti deadlocked for skeet doubles honors yesterday afternoon in the Brooks Avenue Gun Club ehoot. Perry compiled 24-24 48 and Monti hit 23-25 48 to top 14 other club gunners. C. Terrana annexed singles laurels with 24. Scores: A. Perry, 24-24 tS: It. K. Wray, 'ZZ-24 17: J. 8onuTrt, 2.J-2.J ; 8. Monti, 2n-2: 4; H. Chatham, 19-214(1; G Wu, 21-1R 39: D. We.ii. Is-IH H Howell, 1U-1S 3S; K. KrhlPKfl. 17-1S 3.') H Carey, lti-lh 34: N. Gnldtirrg, 14-18 30: C. G. Benjamin, 11-18 F. De-Bla, 13-1124; H. Tratxild, 15-li 31; C. W. Heniimin, -s 16. blnKlr": E. Ter rana. 24; Mra. OJieetham, iy; c. rimitn, 19; J. StronK, 2d; M. Orbaker, 2n; W, PonunerenlnK, 38; G. Bolton, 17; L.. YounK, 18; a. Btelnmier, 15; R. Ada, 10; ii. jiaiz, ; ti. iiecKman. . Woman Smashes Duckpin Record Baltimore UP) Mrs. Elizabeth Barger of Baltimore broke the women's world duckpin record for 15 games yesterday in the Evening Sun's 24th Annual Bowling Tournament. Mrs. Barger rolled the afternoon's high aet of five games a 663. That gave her a 15-game total of 1,986 to top the nine-year-old record of 1,939 aet by Ida Simmons of Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Barger scored 702 and 621 in last week's rounds. The American Duckpin Congress is sanctioning the tournament which reached the halfway mark yesterday. Record claims will be formally approved at the close of the tourney. C.I I, DOBIE FL YNN GAINS HIGHER RANKING 'RING' RATES ROCHESTER HEAVY 4TH By GEORGE BEAHON Christmas arrived one day late for Kochester's Johnny Flynn yesterday afternoon. The Polish heavyweight yes-day learned of the highest ranking he ever has enjoyed in the ranks of the world's heavyweight boxers. The highly respected Nat Fleischer, editor of Ring Magazine and one of the world's foremost authorities in the boxing business, placed Flynn fourth in the listings behind Champion Joe Louis for the 1948 season. Annual Awards The copyrighted story in the February issue of Ring announced the magazine's regular annual awards and listings in all professional divisions. Three groups of heavies were classified. Louis was all by himself as champion. In a second bracket came Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles. The next list was headed by Lee Savold, with Flynn following. Flynn was placed ahead of such punchers, in order, as Joey Maxim, Jimmy Bivlns, Jo Kahut, Rusty Payne I'at Valentino, Melio Bet- tina, Joe Baksi and Bruce Wood cock. Flynn kayoed Bettina in Roch ester last Tuesday. It is possible that Flynn was ranked fourth be hind the champion even before he stopped the Beacon battler here. Latest Triumph The ' knockout victory over Eet-tina was Flynn's latest triumph in a string of 15 bouts. He won 13 of these bouts in his comeback campaign-After the Bettina scrap, his man agcr, Joe LoVerde, wired Twenti eth Century Sporting Club offices in New York, offering to box Sa vold, Walcott or Charles in the Garden, and contribute his fight er s entire purse to the Damon Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund. Williams Responsible For Loss ... Hickman New York CP) Ike Williams is the fighter of the year and Rocky Casteliani the Rookie of 1948 in the annual ratings of Ring Magazine. Both awards were announced yesterday in a copyright story appearing in the February' issue of Ring which reports an "empha tic rally" by the sport. Editor Nat Fleischer rates boxing still for below its pre-war level but finds hope in the influx of new f;;ces and numerous title shifts of '48. Williams took No. 1 honors on the strength of three defenses of his lightweight championship and seven other victories, his rating was based on the caliber of his opponents as he took on the best mc-n in - his division. Led la Dcft-usi-M Challengers Kririque Uolanos of Los Angeles, Beau Jack of Augusta, Ga., and Jesse Flores of Stockton, Calif., were beaten by Williams who led all champs in defenses. There were 11 world championship fights during the year with every titleholder, except flyweight Rjnty Monaghan of Belfast, risking his crown. The Marcel Cerdan-Tony Zale brawl at Jersey City in which the Frenchman knocked out Zale to take the middleweight crown to Europe was rated the fight of the year. Off his performance in that exciting battlj, Ccixlan also was given the Nat Fleischer Medal for an outstanding performance in 1948. Round of the year was the 11th between Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott at the Yankee Stadium when the Brown Bomber struck with his pro-war fury to knock out Walcott. Louis' 25th defense was his only start of the year. Louis, Williams and Welter weight King Ray Robinson are listed as standouts in their classes in the annual year end rankings of all division. Among the heavyweights, Louis still remains in a class by himself. It is interesting to note that the last three "Fighters of the Year" all lost their championship in 1948. Willie Pep, named in 1945, was stopped by Sandy Saddler, New York Negro, an event rated by Ring as the "surprise of the year." Tony Zale was beaten by Cerdan, a lew months after he had regained the title from Rocky Graziano at Jersey City. Zale was fighter of the year in 1946. Gus Lesnevich, the 1947 standout, knocked out Billy Fox in one defense of his light heavyweight crown but later lost it to Freddy Mills of England. Casteliani Knnkie Casteliani took the rookie award after a tight battle with several contenders. The rangy Luzerne, Pa., middleweight moved into the main go ranks by winning seven straight fights since Jan. 15. He has lost only once in 27 starts to Billy Kilroy, a decision he later re versed. He was fighting in 1947 but did not become a star ntfrac Hon until '48, hence the rookie title. Lee Sala, unbeaten middleweight from Donora, Pa., might have been ranked ahead of Casteliani but for a disappointing winning perform ance against Reuben Jones of Norfolk, Va., 'at St. Nicholas Arena Roland La Starza, unbeaten Bronx heavyweight, was ranked high among the prospects as was Rocky Marciano, a Brockton, Mass., heavy. Other rookies considered for the honor won by Laverne Roach last year were Sylvester Perkins of Chicago and Harold Johnson of Philadelphia, light heavyweights Sala, Joey de John of Syracuse. Jimmy Herring and Jimmy Flood, both of New York, middleweights; Eugene Hairston of New York and Lester Fenton of Detroit, welter weights; Del Flanagan of St. Paul and Billy Murphy of New York' lightweight; J ji&f f r si ........ . A... . Vim HEADLINE STUFF: Johnny Flynn and his wife look over wire service story containing word that Rochester heavyweight boxer Irish Gridders Start Gotham Jaunt Today JICH reward for success on the gridiron this season in form of a four-day trip to New York City comes today for Aquinas Institute athletes. Thirty-four players plus school officials and some press and radio guests will hoard a train at 9:45 a. m. today, and return Thursday afternoon. Plans for the trip include two visits to Madisor Square Garden, tonight for a college doubleheader and Wednesday night when the Rochester Royals make their second appearance of the season there, meeting the New York Knickerbockers in a BAA tussle. Radio shows and a dinner also are scheduled. The party will stop at the Hotel New Yorker. Priests making the holiday jaunt with the players are the Revs. Wilfred Kehoe, assistant principal; Cyril (Cy) Carter, director of athletics, and Arthur OXeary, assistant director of athletics, all C.S.B. School secretary Felix Hart and Music Director Ray Hasenauer also are in the group. The Little Irish team, coached by Harry Wright and Neil Green, rolled up the second undefeated season in the school's l!)-year history of football this year. The team racked up upvon straight victories, then tifI St. Item-diet's l'rep of Newark. N. .1., in Its finale. Last year the Irish won seven and iost one. The attendance total this year reached the 147,000 figure. BEAHON. Tar Heels End First Full Week Of Grid Drills Hammond, La. JP) Wind sprints, calistenics and similar excrei.sos comprised North Caro inaj brief workout yesterday morning as the Tar Heels com pleted a full week in their Sugar Bowl game training camp here. Fullback Hosea Rodgers, who has been suffering with migraine headaches, was back on the job and feeling good. Tackle Pete Tlywok ond blocking backs Bobby Weant and Bobby Reynolds, are dressing lightly each day because of minor injuries. But otherwise the squad appears to be in good physical condition. The players were feted in New Orleans with a Christmas Party Saturday night. They organized a golf tournament in which many of the players, headed by End Bob Cox, participated. Cox Is a mem ber of Carolina's golf team and is the squad's best player. Coach Carl Snavely indicated that sightseeing and entertainment would cease yesterday and that from now until game time the squad would be pushed hard with a. menu of work only. One practice will be held daily, but it will bg a hard one. Ring Boxer Now VnrU 1 7T "Rmtr M-K'n-rinn't.' rating of outstanding boxers in all classes: Heavyweight World champion Joe Louis, Detroit. Group 1 Louis. Group 21. Jersey Joe Walcott, Camden, N. J. 2. Ezzard Charles, Cincinnati. Group 31. Loe Savold, Patcmon, N. J.; 2. Johnny Flynn, Rochester; 3. Joey R.axim, Cleveland; 4.- Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland; 5. Joe Kahut, Portland, Ore.; 6. Rusty Payne, San riego, Calif.; 7. Pat Valentino, San Francisco; 8. Melio Bettina, Bea con, N. Y.; 9. Joe Baksi, Kulp- mont, Pa.; 10. Bruce Woodcock, Doncaster, England. Light Heavyweight World champion Freddy Mills, London, England. Group 1 1. Mills; 2. Gus Lesne vich, Cliffside Park, N. J.; 3. Bob Foxworth, Chicago, 4. Leonard Morrow, Oakland, Calif.; 5. Archie Moore, St. Louis; 6. Dave Sands, Australia; 7. Lloyd Marshall, Cleveland; 8. Charley (Doc) Williams Mahwah, N. J.; 9. Nick Barone, Syracuse; 10. Tommy Yarosz, Mona-ca, Pa.; 11. Oakland Billy Smith, Oakland. Middleweights World Champion Marcel Cerdan, SUGAR BOWL TAKES Tourneys Prevail During Regular College Cage Lull New York (UP) Temporarily shunting aside the doings of the regular schedule, college basketball moves into a week packed with' exciting and important tournaments in almost every section of the country. Highlighting the week's fun and C T f . 7 foul shooting wHl be the small but high-toned Sugar Bowl Tourney at New Orleans on Wednesday and Thursday, A glance at the first night's line up tells you why the Sugar rates top mention: St. Louis University, last year's National Invitational Tournament winner and undefeat ed this year, against Holy Cross, rated tops in New England, in one tilt and Kentucky, NCAA champion and early favorite for the mythical National title, against tough Tulane. That second game should be a "wow" judging from their meeting last Wednesday when Kentucky tagged Tulane with its first loss, 51-47, at Louisville. The second night's action pits the winners of the first doubleheader :i "ie game and the losers in the other. Aggies Eye 5th Ule In the Oklahoma City Tourna ment, the top-s'eded Oklahoma Aggies will be trying to gain the title for the fifth straight year. Texas, with only one loss in seven games so far, is seeded second, Baylor third, and Alabama fourth with other entries Southern Meth odist, Colorado A. and M., Auburn, and Texas Tech. That merry-go-round gets going today with four games: SMI vs. Alabama, Texas vs. Colorado Aggies, Baylor vs. Auburn, and Oklahoma Aggies vs. Texas Tech. The Pacific Coast Tournament also starts today at San Francisco's Palace with Oregon State playing Southern California and Washington State meeting UCLA. At Kansas City, the Missouri Valley Tournament opens today with visitor Harvard facing oft-beaten Iowa State and Kansas State playing Nebraska. Tomorrow night it's Kansas against Missouri and Colorado against Oklahoma. Pepperdine Defends Crown Pepperdine College will defend its titlrf in the Los Angeles Invitational Tournament which starts tomorrow, but it will face plenty of competition. First round games pit Pepperdine vs. Marshall; North Carolina State vs. Wyoming, Ham-line vs. Loyola of Los Angeles; and Brigham Young vs. Montana. Along with the Sugar Bowl tourney, the Corn Belt play gets under way at Des Moines, la., and the Midwest College Tourney opens at Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday. The regular season is not com pletely ignored, however, and every section lists some top-flight games. At Sew lork a Madison Square Garden, NYlT will play Ramp against Yale and Connecticut; LIl faces Rice, Western Kentucky and Duquesne; CC NY plays Miami of Ohio ani San Francisco; and St. John's meets I tan. At Philadelphia's Convention Hall, nn lieaten I.aSalle clashes with Iiulsvlile and San Francisco, St. Joseph's plays Fifth and Western Kentucky, and Temple meets Rice and I-afayette. At Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium, Canisius plays Western Kentucky, Miami of Ohio and Cornell; Cornell plays I tali: Buffalo play Lafayette and .Niagara meets Rice Ratings for France and Casablanca. Group 11. Cerdan; 2. Bert Lytell, Oakland; 3. Tony Zale, Gary, Ind.; 4. Cyrille Delannoit, Brussels; 5. Jake Lamotta, New York; 6. Sylvester Perkins, Chicago; 7. Steve Bellolse, New York; 8. Rocky Graziano, New York. Welterweight World champion Ray Robinson, New York. (iroup 1 1. Robinson. Group 2 1. Kid Gavllan, Havana, Cuba; 2. Bernard Docusen, New Orleans; 3. Frankie Fernandez, Honolulu; 4. Johnny Greco, Mont real; 5. Beau Jack, Augusta, Ga.; 6. Eugene Burton, New York; 7, Johnny Cesario, Hartford, Conn.; 8. Charley Fusari, Irvington, N. J.; 9. Charley Williams, Newark; 10. Tommy Bell, Youngstown, Ohio. Lightweight World ' champion Ike Williams, Trenton, N. J. Group 1 Williams. Group 2 1. Enrique Bolanos, Los Angeles; 2. Maxis Docusen, New Orleans; 3. Freddie Dawson, Chi cago; 4. Tommy Campbell, Rock Island. 111.; 5. Jesse Flores, Stock ton, Calif. 6. Johnny Williams, Montgomery, Ala.; 7. Arthur King Toronto; 8. Paddy Demarco, New York; 9. Carlos Chavez. Los Angeles; 10. Bolton Ford. Los aw mr- i r im'.ism was ranked fourth behind Champion Jo Louis in Ring Magazine's rankings for 1948. Johnny stopped Melio Bettina last Tuesday. SPOTLIGHT il. UYTGlU I ATlPCl In Main Event Of Mat Show 'J'HERE'LL be no. excuse for Slidin' Billy Hansen Wednesday night if he fails to fulfill his promise to pin the villainous Texan, Hy Lee, in their best two of three falls main event at the Sports Arena. Promoter Pe dro Martinez announced last night that he had obtained permission t o lift the curfew for the main 11IM.Y HANSKN' event tussle. This will prevent any recurrence of the disappointing windup to their last meeting. In the initial match Hansen and Lee divided the first two falla. Only four minutes remained between the second fall and the 11 p. m. curfew. Lee insisted on hi five minute rest period betwen falls, and Hansen had no choice in the matter. Martinez announced also last night that Man Mountain Morgan would clash with Ben Sharp in a preliminary match. Johnny Barend, Rochester's gift to the pro wrestling world, meets Jack Wentworth in another half hour test. The semifinal will be arranged today. American Unit Nips Hawaii, 14-0, For Grid Title Los Angeles UP) The United States defeated Hawaii. 14-0, yes terday to win the first interna tional Amateur Football Federa tion championship, A pair of Pepperdine College players sewed up the decision for the Yanks. Terry Bell romped 64 yards for one touchdown, with Ed Hyduke traveling seven for the other. Harry Beck added both extra points. Hawaii's hard-scrapping Warriors stopped vaunted Hugh Mc- Elhenny, Compton College star, and threatened on several occasions themselves. A fumble on the U. S. three-yard line stymied the Islanders' farthest advance. In a consolation game, Canada defeated Mexico, 20-0, as Pete Thodos tallied two touchdowns. A crowd of 4.000 watched the grid doubleheader winding up the Amateur Federation's first tourna ment. The organization hopes to make it an annual event. '48 Season Angeles. Featherweight World champion Sandy Saddler, New York. Group 11. Saddler; 2. Willie Pep, Hartford; 3. Ray Famechon France; . Miguel Acevedo, Havana; 5. Jackie Graves, Austin Minn.; 6. Tirso Del Rosario, Manila, P. I.; 7. Eddie Miller. Australia; 8. Johnny Molloy, St. Helens. Eng land; 9. Kiln Ask, Finland; 10. Har old Dade, Chicago. Bantamweight World champion Manuel Ortiz, El Centro, Calif. Group 1 1. Ortiz; 2. Cecil Schoon- maker, Los Angeles; 3. Luis Ro mero, Spain; 4. Guido Ferracln, Italy; 5. Memo Valero, Mexico; 6. Chico Rosa, Honolulu; 7. David Kul Kong Young, Honolulu; 8. Jackie Peterson, Glasgow, Scotland. Flyweight World champion Rinty Monag-han, Belfast, Ireland. Group 1 1. Monaghan; 2. Maurice Sandeyron, France; 3. Dickie O'Sullivajj, Finsbury, Eng land; 4. Dado Marino, Honolulu; o. Al Chavez, Los Angeles; 6. Monito Flores, Mexico City; 7. Louis Skena, France; 8. Emile Famechon, Fiance; 9. Charley Squire, Coven try, England; 10. Honor PrateaL Italy. ' 2 Bowl Tilts Fail to Prove Grid Strength New York UP It either the South or North produces a better brand of college football than the other, the first two games of the holiday "Bowl seaeon" failed to prove it. A team of hand-picked stars from above the Mason-Dixon Line took the field at Montgomery, Ala., Sat urday and defeated an all-star Southern aggregation, 19-13, in the annual renewal of the Blue-Gray game. But a few hours later a collec tion of star players gathered from all over Dixie leveled matters by thumping Northern representatives in the North-South charity game at Miami's Orange Bowl, 24-14. Some more fuel to the long- winded argument over sectional su premacy, of course, will be added this week when 18 Bowl games will be played at scattered points. Veto Kissell, hard-running Holy Cross fullback, furnished most of the momentum for the Blues tri umph over the Grays at Montgom ery. Grays Seoro Alter Fumble He emashed out 63 yards in 14 running attempts to share offensive honors with George Guerre, 157-pound scatback from Michigan State. Ed Finn of Brown was the Blues' passing specialist and he outshone the Grays' aerial ace, Bobby Thomason of Virginia Military Academy. The Gravs srot both their touch downs after enemy fumbles. Huey Keeney of Rice tamed tne Tirsi from tho two-vard line in the first period. Russell Inman of Auburn scored the other in the third arter snatching a loose football. The Blues scored twice in the second period on passes by Finn a nine-yarder to end Robert Heck of Purdue and a 22-varder to Kis- sell. Wisconsin's Wally Dreyer plunged over from the two in tne fourth period for the clincher. Blanda Stars tor South At Miami. Georee Blanda of Kentucky led the Southerners to a last half rally that netted tnree touchdowns and a field goal. Tex Furse of Yale, passing, and Frank Lovuolo of St. Bonaventure, receiving, set up the first touch down for the North and scored it on a two-yard heave in the opening period. Furse also tossed a pass good for 51 yards to Jim Dieckleman of Holy Cross for the North's other score in the final period. In between, the South ran up three touchdowns on a 70-yard sprint by Navy's Pistol Pete Wil liams, a 16-yard run lay Lynn Chewning of Hampden-Sydney and a one-yard smash by Frank Zleglcr of Georgia Tech. Blanda kicked a 30-yard Held goal for the final points with less than two minutes left in tne game. Williams Selected Fighter of '48 Miami -CP) Coach Herman Hickman of Yale yesterday attri buted his North eleven's 24-to-14 defeat by the South in the Orange Bowl Saturday night to .ristoi Pete Williams 70-yard touchdown run. "That run broke our backs," he said. "Until Williams got away in the third quarter we had the game under control." Coach Andv Gustafson of Miami, the winning mentor, couldn't praise the Navy back's performance too highly. "I certainly liked Pete s running, he said. "Although they had been treated pretty roughly, my players were confident at halftlme that they could win. And Pete showed them how to do it in hurry." Hickman conceded that fumbles by the North on the one and two yard lines in the first hair probably detjrlved his club of a victory, but added, "It's part of the game and you have to expect fumbles in most all-star games." The Mahi Shrine's Chanty all- star fray was largely a story of the South's backfleld speed master ing the North s amazing passing attack. Guided by Williams and Missis-sinni's Dixie Howell, the South gained 307 yards rushing. The loser's running attack produced only 27 yards. Oxford Alleys Set Tournament The Oxford Bowling Hall has scheduled a mixed doubles tournament Sunday, Jan. 9, Nick Rago alley manager, announced last night. Handicap will be based on 60t of an aggregate of 350. Guaranteed priz list will be $200, Rago said. First place winnsrs will receive $100; second, $60 and third, $40. Other prizes will be paid ao. cording to the number of entries received. Entree fee U $7 per couple, in cluding bowling. For reservation, cull Rngo. Main 8095. Includes triclnr of Carburetor. Distributor, Spark Plugs, Coil. Condenser, fuel Pump. Compression Test, Battery and Connection!. ;Hrrr 1 -U 1 J U i ix. mrmh $50,000 Parlay Legion Funds Helped Many Top Players MEW YORK ( UP) An 1 annual expenditure of $50,000 by the commissioner of baseball has developed today into an incredible investment. Twenty years ago the majors began to couch up the $50,000 at each Winter meeting as co-sponsors of the American Legion junior baseb a 1 1 program which has put more than a million youngsters on the sand-lot baseball diamonds of I.Ol America. BOtUKEAU The investment paid huge dividends. In 1948, there were 243 players in the major leagues who got their start In Legion baseball. Anion? them were the most valuable players in both leagues, the leading batsmen of both Circuits and the top pitchers in both league in won and lost percentages. -)(-- Twenty-nine of the 50 players selected for the annual All-Star game last Summer and S3 or the 50 men certified an eligible for th World Serin were graduate of legion baiw-ball rank. Another S.437 were spread through the vattt annoclatlnn of 58 minor league clubs. At current inflation prices, baseball would have made a terrific bargain if only one youngster a year decided to make the game his profession because of the lift he got from Junior competition. Most of the stars who hit the big time probably would have made It, anyway, but many undoubtedly were influenced by the Legion program. The American League lists 123 former kid stars, including Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians, the most valuable player; Ted Williams of the Red Sox. the top hitter, and Jack Kramer of the Red Sox, who led the league in pitching percentage with 18 victories and five defeats. Among the 120 National Leaguers were Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals, most valuable player and best batsman, and Cardinal Harry Bre-cheen, who led the league both, In earned run average and pitching percentage with 20 victories and seven defeats. The list reads like a baseball "Who's Who." riayers like Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Joe Gordon, and Don Black of the World Champion Indians; Charley Keller, Vie ICaschl and Johnny LIndeU of tlifi Yankees; Iom DiMaggln. Johnny Pesky, Vera Stephens and Bobby Doerr of the Red T.ox ; Barney McCoskey, Sam Chapman and Ferris Fain of the Athletic; Geo. Ke. Hill w-lintiNf r ami I'at iMnllln of the Tigers; Kid Hud son and Walt Master-son of the Senators; Rob Dll-linger and Jerry friddy of the Brown"; Caws Michaels and Orval Grove of the White Sox . . . HAL And AlDark, NEW HO USER 1'hll Mast, Earl Tergeson and Jeff Heath of the Braves; Rex Barney, Pee Wee Reese, and Bruce Ed wards of the Uodgrr; Marty Marion. Whltey Kurownkl and Howie Tollett of the Cardinals; Johnny Hopp, Ralptt Kiner and Kirby Iligbe of the Urates; Larry Jansen, Whitey Lix kman and Sid Oordon of the Giants; Johnnny Vander Meer and Grady Ilatton of the Reds; Richie Ashmtrn and Oraaville Hamner of the Fhils; Phil Caiar-retta and Harry Lowery of the Cubs ... They're just a few of th3 grand total. Sherbrooke Sextet Clips Rovers, 4 to 2 New York (IPs The Sher brooke Red Raiders celebrated their debut at Madison Square Garden with a 4 to 2 triumph over the New York Rovers yesterday before 8,148 fans. COLONIAL HOTEL 1111 Empire Blvd. A Will Peoie foa Wlfs Yr 'jl Christmas Party ft xL Food Served yes 'jh jf. like It U Steaks Chops Sta .11 Food Hor Skew Oaitclnf Saturday A 1 M

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