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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1947 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Beau Jack to Test His Knee and His Fists Against Zavala Tomorrow 2C Twice Was Lightweight Champion By W. J. McGoogan Beau Jack, one of the most storied of present-day boxers, will be on exhibition before the fans of St. Louis when he opposes Humbert Zavala, Mexican, in a 10-round bout at the Auditorium tomorrow night. More than usual interest 'attaches to Jack's appearance for it marks the first time he has boxed since he suffered a second break of his left kneecap in a bout with Tony Janiro in Madison Square Garden, Jan. 4 last. He broke the kneecap first last year in Chicago and two operations were necessary. Examining physicians of the New York commission, after watching Jack work in a gymnasium for the past six weeks, gave him a license to box and .Dr. Krank Cleary, of the Missouri Commission, placed his stamp of approval on him, after observing him in a light drill at the Sporta Gymnasium. Jack, whose real name is Sidney Walker, was a bootblack-in a golf club in Augusta, Ga., where a group of wealthy members, including Bobby Jones, former international golf champion, backed him financially as he started out in quest of boxing fame. This fame was not long in coming and he quickly rose to the lightweight championship, only to lose it, then win it back again, and lose it for the second time to Bob Montgomery, whom he later defeated in a non-title match. Jack has boxed 25 times in Madison Square Garden, more than any other boxer, and he drew huge sums of money for his bouts there. Beau was in the Army in 1943, entering the service after he regained the title from Montgomery. But he was out of the service only three months in 1944 when ha lost the crown back to Montgomery. In Zavala, Jack will oppose a fighter who has appeared here twice, losing to Phil Terranova and to Maxie Shapiro. Humberto is a plodding type of boxer, a good puncher but slow. He should be able to provide a fair test for Jack. Leon Thompson, Everts, Ky., middleweight, suffered a broken rose while helping Marcel Cerdan get ready for Anton Raadik in Chicago and promoter Hans Bernstein has substituted Don Lee, Omaha. Nebr in the 8-round bout with Alex AreHa, Pennsylvania Italian, which will follow the main event. Douz Von Hoff, Oshkosh. Wis., who fought a stirring battle with Lou Moeckel, St. Louis, on the last Auditorium card also had to be replaced as a cut suffered in that bout has not healed sufficiently to permit him to fight Johnny Jordan, Chicago, will take his place against Moeckel. Beau Jack and Zavala finished their boxing preparation for the match yesterday as Jack went three rounds with Moeckel and two with Jesse Turner. Both appeared ready. More Bouts Signed for Herbst Benefit Card Three more amateur bouts have been arranged for the Joe Herbist Jr. benefit card to be held at the South Broadway A. C, Seventh and Shenandoah Wednesday evening. Vito Vitale, Mullanphy Center, is to oppose Dan Strubelt, Sherman Park, in a 112-pound novice class. In, an 85-pound sub-novice bout, Bernie Kahn, Third District Outh Assn. meets Mike O'Rourke, Dreckshage A. C. Alphonse Latto, Twenty-first street Neighborhood A. C. boxes John Lacy, C.Y.C. in a 75-pound sub-novice contest. There are expected to be about 12 amateur contests on the program with all proceeds going to Joe Herbst Jr., former amateur boxing champion, who, since his return from duty in the Navy, has suffered a severe illness. Bears Nose Out Illinois State Normal, 14 to 13 Continued From Page One. Cardinal forwards throughout the third quarter, but two Washington advances bogged down inside the Normal 10. A late drive was halted on the six and Dal Santo punted to Lu Rawlings on the L S. N. U. 42. Winner Goes Over. Bill Swick and Robert Buhr-master paced the march to the 24. There, with the last quarter four plays old. Winner scampered to the goaL Schoknecht again did his chore to give Washington a aeven-point lead. The battle, however, was not over for Weeb Ewbank's eleven. Leroy Vogts stopped one Normal march on the Bear 45 with an alert fumble recovery. In possession after 20 yards of penalties halted the Bears, Normal drove 2 yards In three piays. Quarterback Bill Brady skirted end for 20. His alternate, Louis Haker. heaved a short pass to Ray Morelll and the end sped to the Bear two. Dal Santo bolted across, but the stubborn Mahoney cancelled the entire effort in one charge on the try for point. Bear Bes Win. The Bear "B" squad uder Coach Frank Nobel also won by virtue of an extra point as they defeated the Rolla School of Mines Junior varsity 7 to 6 yesterday at Rolla. Bob Roessell ncored the junior Hilltoppers' lone touchdown on a pass from Don Turley in the third quarter. TIRF RARfiAINS wniim alW New Tires at a Substantial Saving Liberal Allowance for Your Old Tirei Berry Motor Car Co. Ex-King Jack and Dukes . xi I ' ' . yV - 1 ZX A -, '; ' f r BEAUJACK Missouri Wallops Nebraska to Take Lead in the Big Six Continued From Page One. tcjchdown run at the start of the tlj'sd period. For the Tigers there were several standout players in their seven-touchdown parade, which eclipsed by seven points their previous margin of a victory over a team wearing Nebraska's proud colors. That mark shattered was a 54-to-20 triumph over the war-weakened Cornhuskers in 1943. Before he was stunned by a kick in the face that caused him to leave the lineup. in the first minute of the third quarter, Quarterback Harold (Bud) Entsmin-ger, No. 1 signal-caller from St. Joseph, demoralized Nebraska by his ball-carrying as he constantly faked laterals and cut back in side floating defensive ends. Ents- minger s injury was diagnosed in preliminary examination as a possible fractured cheekbone. Braznell Pitches for Two. Dick Braznell, sophomore halfback from University City, threw two lefthanded strikes for touchdowns, completing running passes with the needle-threading control of a Harry Brecheen. And Bill Day, who scored wo touchdowns, rocked the Huskers on their heels with his grade-A punting, once quick-kicking 70 yards with the wind and again skipping a 48-yard punt into the same stiff breeze and out of bounds on the one-yard line. Outgaining Nebraska two and one-half times to one on the ground and nearly as decisively in the air, Missouri was on its way when veteran Verlie Abrams, guard and co-captain, recovered a fumble on the visitors' 40-yard line early in the first quarter. Entsminger's clever use of Fau-rot's famed optional wide play resulted in one first down and, after he completed a pass to Roland Oakes on the nine-yard line, the quarterback again went .inside end to the four where, just as he was tackled, he lateraled off to Day, who stepped across untouched. Bob Dawson, the placekick specialist, added his first of five extra points. A change of goals at the start of the second quarter, forcing the Tigers to buck, the wind, failed to stop the home forces, for from an end position Oakes quickly blocked a punt off the toe of John Pesek, son of the well-known wrestler. The crazy-bouncing ball was returned 16 yards to the 20 by Loyd Brinkman, and on eec-ond down Entsminger, again keeping the ball when a Nebraska end figured he would lateral, cut inside to tcore easily. Fuchs Runs 50 Yards Midway in the period a jump pass by Dick Thompson, Husker quarterback, was picked off by Bob Fuchs, Missouri's brilliant sophomore center by way of Western Military Academy, and the lineman went 50 yards with the interception for a touchdown. Nebraska's quick score and Entsminger's injury made the first moments of the third quarter uneasy, as press box observers remembered that a year ago the Tigers scored three times in the first half and the Huskers three in second. But this tim the Tiger's offense began to roll. Following Day's coffin-corner kick. Bob West, Entsminger's re- V J 0:1 THE LINEUPS NEBRASKA. Coehrana Tooqood WHklna Novak Loranz SamueUon Paaek Thompson Hutton C. Fitchar Arfsmi Pot. LE LT LG C KG BT RE 08 LH MISSOURI. Oak At Fritz Akriml Faeht Stona P0r thaehan Writ Day Brinkman FB Volx Refer But nasmn, uaianomau umaira Dwight Ream. Wajhburn. Linesman Clay Van Keen, Bradley. Field Judge Art Stark, Kansas State. Nebraska Substitutions: guards. Means, Hoy, Jaequpke: tackles, Colan, Potton, Becker; ends,. Copenhagen, Doyle, Nyden; backs, Thompson, Partington, Wieeand, K. Fischer, Mueller, Myers, Moemey, Ackerman, Collopy, Salrstrom, Adams. Missouri Substitutions: centers. Ctlffe, Ha-mann; guards. Carter, Wright, Marusie, An. gevlne. Co. Hlxon; tackles, Scholfield, Donley, Bullock. Savage: ends, Hulsn, Bounds, Eb-Inier, Watiig, Ousenbury, Armstrong, Wren; backs, Entsminger, Rauer, Welrh, Carres, Bonnet!, Englert, Bussell, Braznell, Kllng, Roby, Quirk, Dawson, Ahly. STATISTICS. Plays. Nebraska. Missouri. First downs 1 10(1 2(1 H 42 J Oft 11 17 . 4 A . O 3 O 63 9 5 33. 37.0 162 68 3 2 . 49 60 Net yards, forwerds Forwards attempted - Forwards completed Intercepted by Yards, returns P u M , number -Punt average Yards kicks returned Fumbles, ball lost Yard 1 lost, penalties placement, lugged Pesek's punt 10 yards to the Nebraska 43. The Tigers ripped off three first downs, and Day then scored from the three-yard line. On the next drive Missouri went 80 yards, picking up four first downs, and as the Cornhuskers edged into what was virtually a nine-man line, trying to halt quick-opening plays, the Tigers switched to payoff passing. Day threw a 21-yard pass to End Kenny Bounds, who then took Braz-nell's 10-yard scoring toss just outside the red corner flags. The eerlal TD came on the first play of the fourth quarter, and in that final period the Tigers tallied twice more. First, Braznell climaxed a 73-yard . march with another scoring pass to Nick Carras down the middle and then substitute Center Ray Cliffe's recovery of a wild lateral on the Huskers' 31-yard line paved the way for a touchdown scored just 25 seconds before the game's end when Allan Roby, fourth-string quarterback, sneaked over. In the celebration afterward, goal posts adorned in the red and white of Nebraska went down, but only after stadium attendants tried to resist victory-happy stu dents. A general free-for-all followed and pacifist Faurot, wading into the melee, soon decided the press box was safer. The Missouri mentor, dean of Bix Six coaches, was grinning by then, and not because that wild punch on the field had missed. "The boys looked . good, didn't they?" Faurot said, giving expression to king-sized understatement. HOCKEY LAST NIGHT'S SCORES. Clrwland 7. Flyars 2. Pittsburgh S, Providanea 2. Sgringlleltf 4, Buffalo 4. Indianaaolls 6, Harshy 4. Philadelphia 7, Washington O. TONIGHT'S SCHEOULk? Pittsburgh at St. Louis. Springfield at Indianapalia. Washington at Buffalo. Her they at Providence. Philadelphia at New Haven. NATIONAL LEAGUE HOCKEY New York 4, Detroit 3. Toronto 1, Boston 1. U.S. Hockey League Dallas S. Fort Worth 2. Minneapolis 6. Houston 3. QUAIL DUCKS Nov. 10 Jan. 1 Nov. 4 Dec. 3 COMPLETE STOCK OF HUNTING EQUIPMENT Clothing by Red Heed Pendleton Chippewa Falls Drybak Accessories Gum Cases Duck Calls Decays . Cleaning Reds and Kits HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES ISSUED SPORTING GOODS - Grand at Natural Bridgt FRanklln 0955 Nevada, Hopeful Of a Bowl Bid Plays Billikens By Robert Morrison Set to deliver the leading end of a one-two punch in the midwest that will turn the eyes of bowl-game promoters their way, Nevada University football warriors will oppose St. Louis U. this afternoon, starting at 2 o'clock, at Walsh Stadium. Traveling on a double-game trip that will finish against Detroit University next Friday, the Nevada team must be fully aware of the bowl-game possibilities hinging on their performance during the Jaunt. But, like all emart college football teams, the bowl-game idea is something that is kept in the back of the mind, not talked about even though thought about, "The public out our way is, of course, catching the bowl-game fever," admitted Glenn (Jake) Lawlor, assistant to Nevara's Head Coach Joe Sheeketski, who took the Saturday opportunity to scout Detroit against St. Mary's. ' "But," said the round, stout Lawlor, "I think I can speak for Joe Sheeketski and the Nevada team. We are not looking that far ahead. We wouldn't even be looking to the Detroit game if this trip hadn't presented the scouting opportunity." Harold's Club Lends a Hand. Still, the bowl idea is there in Reno, where a gambling establishment known as Harold's Club has such a keen interest in Nevada U. football that it co-operates with other clubs in an athletics finance organization that helps, the football players through school. There is the word of Reno's United Press man Robert Benny-hoff that the home town is looking for Nevada to take St. Louis and Detroit, then finish strong against Arizona State, of Tempe, and Montana State for nine victories in 10 games. "After that," reports Bennyheff, "the bowl inviters will find a wolf at their door." The Wolf is in a healthy and hungry condition right now, judging from Lawlor's report on the physical condition of the team. Expect Hard Game Here. "Just minor injuries and bruises," Lawlor said. "We're in good shape. But we expect a hard game from St. Louis; you can bank on that." Lawlor could rest assured the Billikens hope to give the Wolf Pack that, but with several key men on the doubtful list because of injuries, the capabilities of the St. Louis team are questionable at the moment. Badly defeated by St. Bonaven-ture last week, Dukes Duford's team hopes to bounce back and gain its fourth victory in seven starts this year. The Bills may find difficulty, especially if the field is wet, in running against the heavyweight Nevada line. But if the footing is good, St. Louis may come up to the form shown in the Marquette game this year. Out west Nevada is made a one-to-two touchdown favorite. In other places St. Louis is given a slight edge. If the weather slows both teams down, the Billikens can look to their big tackle, Ross Nagel. to give them a break in punting. Under any circumstances, however, the Bills can look for rugged battle from a Nevada team making its farthest trip east in as long as its present coaches can remember and hoping to make a national impression. The Probable Lineups ST. LOUIS. V. Pot. Wuettllxg (205) E. NEVADA Hayes (INTO Carlton 2:ft) Sinotlky (Z(tH Ceruso (22.M Tilton (230) Leon (22(1) Beasley (200) or Shortal (171) L. T. Nagel (22ft L. G. Jark-tadt 11 A3) 6weenry (221) Pappas (202) Otto (202) Sortal (10.V Roonev (164) D. Alberts (167) L. Alberts (179) Hemp (183) Weight averages: L. C G. R. T. R. E. R. B. Q- H. L. H. R. B. F. Heatn (1!M) Kalmanir (lfi.l) Trachok (170) Subda (160) Line Balks Team St. Louis 201 173 1!U Nevada 215 171 19!) Referee Ted O'Sullivan (Missouri). UmpireJohn Waldorf (Missouri). Linesman John Lance (Pittsburgh Teachers). Field Judge Lawrence Ely (Nebraska). BOWLIRS Once Again Yon Can TRADE IN Your Old Ball en a New Manhattan BOWLING BALL. Jenturv Sporting Goods Co. innn Michigan ave. Open Man., FN., sat. Till H pl. i!m open won., pri., oat. Tin n iJ ' W'llpM For Only One .Penny '.PX I;!-; A Difference jgf7 -V;, i"T ', !, ' ' The difference between 9c and 10c is j ' V, "l onlf O0e Pny. but what a difference T ; ' f iCts that one penny brings you in extra ! cigar quality when you choose poPv I L- uLirr?r lafendrich. A,wT 1 i SJfrrTf Txf iwM Yes-the costly OTW 1 l :'ZnJ Jg .blend of imported" 1 X- CV3 fJ tobaccos in LA FENDRICH AsJSStf Ztr ' makes it today's TOP VALUE. Jmwf.J- I aV . ' -'x T No wonder smokers agree i&Wf 7 l lC X " t LA FENDRICH is a luxury MMif IV , y cigar at a popular price. issSlm' 21Sf y and up I'f if5?y - i J Vui J PI RJ k u U J T u ul 5 5 More TELEVISION is causing no e.nd of trouble to the Twentieth Century Sporting Club . . . Not only has it been charged that televising fights has kept down attendances, but now the split of the television money has caused the New York Boxing Managers Guild to enter the picture with a big stick. Managers demand a bigger share of the payoff . . . They demand it so seriously that they have put the bite on the promoter of thn Joe Iniis-Jerwey Joe Wulcott title fight, set for Dec. 5. The Twentieth Century Club has until Nov. 15 to say yes , . . Or else . . . The "or else" includes a threat by the managers of boxers not to let any fighter perform on the championship card that night . . . That would leave the $30 ringsiders only a remotely potential 15 rounds of battling for their money. The Twentieth Century management has replied that nothing can be done about television until present contracts with the razor-blade company which sponsors this feature exposure next May 31. . . . Even thereafter nothing can be done, it seems, because the fighters already are getting the lion's share of the gravy. 0 RDINARILY the betting would be 100 to 1 that the ight goes on as scheduled, with the usual preliminaries . . . But old man Jinx has seemed to have the leg up on this promotion from the beginning . . . Already its conditions have been altered- from a 10-round non-title bout to a 15-round championship battle, because it was feared the box office would be draped with icicles, otherwise. We still believe that Dec. 5 will be notable for New York stay-at-homes with television nets, rather than for a packed Madison Square Garden. . . . The boys may not risk 30 bucks to see a couple of Joes fight. Louis apparently is neither worried much about promotion troubles, nor about his opposition. . . . He broke silenco yesterday to say that he is figuring on a fight in March next year in defense of the title. . . . "That is, provided Walcott isn't as good as they tell me he is," he grinned. And guess whom the champ picks as his foe. . . . "Either Gus Lesnevich (175-pound champion) or Ezzard Charles (light-heavyweight challenger). . . . Looks like the- heavyweight fight level is lower than a snake's belt buckle. Father Time May End Cerdan's Title Climb. EVER since he came to this country and declsKely beat Georgie Abrams in a middleweight scramble American ring observers have been watching this European middleweight king from Bel Abbes, Algiers. . . . In beating Abrams he showed plenty of what it takes to make a fine fighter punch, courage and skill. Itfngnlder at that flRht were hoping to watch hjiu battle Tony Zale . . . but now It may have to be Rocky Grasiano. . . . But Rocky is out, with most state commissions and promoters, despite the fact that he's the most riotous ring ravager in the game, of his weight . . . The disclosure of his war record has clammed his future, it seems. What they will do about Gra-ziano's title awaits some high- Louis Sachs Ralph Sachs Announce the change of name and address from UNIVERSAL FINANCE CORP. to MID-CONTINENT FINANCE CORP. :i2:jb olive st. AUTO LOANS Grief for Joe-Joe Title If - k vl Had a Close Call MARCEL CERDAN, 31-year-old European middleweight ring champion, who still rates high in hit division, despite his close call in a fight with Anton Raa-dik of Estonia in Chicago, Friday night. up decisions. . . . They may have to put on a tournament to decide who shall defend the 160-pound championship, if it is officially vacated. That wouldn't help Cerdan a bit. ... It might indefinitely postpone his chance to win world honors. . . . And at 31. fighters can't stand many postponements. ... Pa Time is apt to tap him on the shoulder any moment. " In this respect, we note that Cerdan almost lost his fight with Anton Raadik at Chicago Friday night. . . . After winning all the way, he seemed to tie evertnken by age In the tenth round. . . .' Raadik floored Marcel three times. . . , Cerdan was groggy when the bell Intervened. . . . His curly showing won him the decision. In lieu of that third fight between Zale and Graziano, promoters might arrange a very good show by matching. Cerdan and Zale. Beau Jack Should Still Be at Best. B EAU JACK (Sidney Walker), former Augusta (Ga.) bootblack, is returning to the wars here tomorrow night against Humberto. Zavala, Mexican fighter. . . . An injured knee which twice forced ' Beau to take time out, is ready again. TUNI WTMV 1490 WEW-FM 95.1 WEW 770 1:45 P. M. cutA. HARRY CARAY Caiagedlecfc ire a. rewery Ca, St. leal 4, Ma. IVE. 8590 & FINANCING footbaiA broadcast Y TODAY Fight. .... He's still young, only 26. and should be at his best. Jack was a flashy fighter during war years, when he entertained and thrilled Madison Square Garden crowds for some 25 fights. . . . His popularity was attested by the crowds he drew. ... He averaged $80,000 for his appearances. . . . He beat the best of his weight. . . . And his battles with Bob Montgomery for the "duration" title were classics. . . . He stopped the former lightweight titlUt Sammy Angolt, he treat the N II A titlist, Juan Zuri-ta, he beat the former welterweight kings, Zlvic avnd Armstrong, and he made a noise like a near-champion, In everybody's estimation. Zavala is a rather tough h ombre, although in 1946 he had bad fortune. ... In his seven recorded fights that year he lost all of them, two by knockouts. Shuffleboard Dates. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 1 (AP) The 1948 national midwinter shuffleboard tournament will be held at Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 20-21-22, it was announced by Pierce V. Gahan, president of the National Shuffleboard Association. 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