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Friday, November 5, 1948
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J(ramer Finally Gets- Recognition As Leading Pro Lawn Tennis Group Puts Out Rankings - Pnr Prnfoccmnnlc NEW YORK, Nov. 5. UP) Jack Kramer of. Los Angeles today gained official recognition as the best professional tennis player in the United States. He drew the No. 1 spot in the 1948 rankings of the Professional Lawn Tennis association. , Kramer's selection came as a surprise to no one. In his first year in the play-for-pay game he has left no douot that he is the best. Behind Kramer in the rankings came Bobby Riggs of Altadena, Calif., the best in the business until Big Jake came along. The PLTA bracketed Don Budge and Frankie Kovacs of Oakland, Calif., in third positior. Kovacs won third place money in the national pro championships when the tired Budge declined to meet him. However, Budge beat Kovacs Qplier in the year and had played good game against Kramer, so the committee called it a draw. Welby Van Horn, professional at the Germantown, Pa., cricket club, was ranked fifth. Dinny Pails of Australia and Pancho Segura of Ecuador were not ranked because they don't belong to the PLTA. Other ratings: 6 Carl Earn, Beverly Hills, Calif.; 7 Wayne Sabin, Bretton Woods, N. H.; 8- El wood Cooke, New York; 9 John Nogrady, Flushing, N. Y.; 10 Robert Stubbs, Miami; 11 Pi erre Pellizza, Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 - Jerry Adler, White Plains, N. Y.; 13- Robert Harmon, Los Angeles; 14 William Lufler, Nashville; 15 Mitchell Gornto, Ft. Lauder dale, Fla.; 16 Frank Goeltz, Chevy Chase, Md.; 17 Joseph Fishback, New York; 18 Edward Copeland, Cleveland; 19 Al Doyle, Woodhaven N. Y.; 20 Jack March, Kansas City; 21 Harold Blauer, New York; 22 David Gillam, Denver; 23 George Seewagen, New York; 24 Martin Buxby, Miami; 25 George Richey, Houston. Forecaster Claassen Tries to Fatten Up Further; Has Baylor Bears Over Texas J By HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK, Nov. 5. UP) Football experts can't be 100 per cent correct either. This forecaster steps up for another ride on the gridiron merry-go-round aware that last week's record of 72 correct picks in 83 games for an average of .868 will be hard to duplicate. That boosted the season's rec-' ord to 389 correct, 88 wrong and an averaee of .816. Penn State at Pennsylvania: It isn't often that Penn State's Nit-tany Lions come to the big arena at Philadelphia. But when they do, they usually are hungry. This time they have been on a non-Quaker diet for six years. Penn may be thinking too much about Army, next week's foe. Penn State. Missouri at Oklahoma: The fundamental " rule in this game is always to pick the home town. That would be Oklahoma. But all other indications point to Missouri. So the rule is broken. Missouri. Stanford vs. Army at New York: The Californians will discover that the present Army team isn't a toy. It's dynamite. Army. Tennessee at Georgia Tech: The Engineers, who do a bit of passing themselves, should have the right answer for the tossing of J.; B. Proctor. Georgia Tech. Navy at Michigan: Pity the poor sailor on a day like this. Michigan. Notre Dame at Indiana: The Qloosiers ace back, George Talia-erro, is injured. Even if he were sound as a government bond it would help but little. Notre Dame. William & Mary at North Carolina: A battle of fullbacks Hosea Rodgers and Jack Cloud. Rodgers rates the nod. North Carolina. Colgate at Cornell: Hillary Chollet still is absent but the Big Red doesn't mind. Cornell. UCLA at California: That Jackie Jensen sure loves to play football. California. Texas at Baylor: All season long fans have wondered what kept the Baylor unbeaten. The team may come apart this weekend but that is not likely. Baylor. Northwestern at Wisconsin: The Wildcats aren't going to blow a Rose Bowl chance this late in the season even if this is the first Badger game since the "Goodbye Harry" ncident. Northwestern. THE TOUGHEST ALL-AROUND KNIFE IN THE WORLD K9W Iten, kere'i e world-famous Marine combat kntte at tremendous saving, arana new . . . with razor-keen 7" Paxkerized rust-resistant O blade . . . $" grooved leather handle . . . heavy leather Death. Beautiful rugged knife unex-rlU4 tar a ttieusand outdoor and wsrkshaa use. ORDER NOW AND SAVE! Send check. bm7 eedcr. cuii. Y FAY POST. Reno's Army Goods Store I 10? SIERRA ST RENO November 5, 1948 RENO Hubbard Is Given Nod Over Bob Dunlap, hard-punching Oakland light heavy, was again the best fighter in sight state building auditorium, but the other mam event stole the show as Dean Hubbard got off the canvas to punch out a close win over Roy Voris. Dunlap hung up his second KO win in Reno by dropping Hank Thurman, a 190-pounder who had some 14 pounds on him, in the fourth. Dunlap had chased the gangly six-four heavy for three rounds, and had trouble getting past Thur-man's long arms. He finally caught him in a corner with 2:15 gone in the fourth, hit him in the midsection and found the opening he needed for a powerhouse left hook to the head. It dropped Thurman glassy-eyed for the count right in Dunlap's corner. But if the first main event had its fireworks, the second was the fan's delight. EVEN-UP MATCH It saw Hubbard, now a Reno boy and a local favorite, catch just about all he could handle in the hard-punching 168-pounder, Voris. A slugfest all the way, it came out so close that Judge Wally Rusk, scoring on points, called it a draw, while Referee Dan Murphy and the other judge, Sen. George Malone, tabbed it Hubbard's by two rounds. Hubbard was the aggressor most of the way, but he ran into some stiff blows. In fact, the Reno boy took a flock of straight lefts in the second and then caught a right that bounced him on the canvas, where he took a nine-count. As in Hubbard's bout here with Jiminez, however, he came back stronger the round after being floored and won it, beating Voris with his left and hooking well to the head. In the fifth and seventh, Hubbard landed hard overhand rights which bothered Voris plenty, but was unable to make anything of his advantage. In the meantime, Voris was land- Texas A. & M. at Southern I Methodist: .The Aggies have won only once this season, SMU has lost only once. You'll still be able to repeat that statement on Sunday. Southern Methodist. Oregon at Washington: This is the site for a possible upset. But one must go along with the team with the better record. Oregon. Purdue at Minnesota: The Boilermakers haven't , been the same since their opener with Notre Dame. Minnesota. Skipping over the rest in a hurry: FRIDAY NIGHT Georgetown over New York University, Miami (Fla.) over Cincinnati. San Jose State over Brigham Young, Missouri Valley over Tarkio. SATURDAY EAST Brown over Western Reserve, Dartmouth over Colum bia, Holy Cross over Duquesne, Lafayette over Rutgers, Princeton over Harvard, Temple over Syracuse, West Virginia over Ohio University, Yale over Kings Point, Boston University over Fordham, Bowdoin over Maine, Brooklyn over CCNY, Connecticut over Rhode Island, Delaware over Gettysburg, Muhlenberg over Lehigh, New Hampshire over Tufts, Rochester over Vermont, Spring field over Massachusetts, Trinity over Amherst, Wesleyan over Wil liams. SOUTH Alabama over Missis sippi Southern, Clemson over Fur-man, George Washington over The Citadel, Georgia over Florida, Maryland over South Carolina, Mississippi over Chattanooga, Mississippi State over Auburn, North Carolina State over Virginia, Tu-lane over Virginia Military, Van-derbilt over Louisiana State, Wake Forest over Duke, Rich mond over Davidson, Catawba over Louisville, Appalachian State over East Carolina State, Wofford over Presbyterian, Villanova over Kentucky. MIDWEST Iowa State over Drake, Michigan State over Marquette, Miami (Ohio) over Day ton, Nebraska over Kansas State, Ohio State over Pittsburgh, Okla homa A. & M. over Tulsa, Wichita SURE' EXPERT ' fer DODGE ana PLYMOUTH Owntrs Driv ia for stt'maf r ' DIETZ MOTOR CO. C00 South VirjmU St. Be MS -' Plume 4101 Reno. KeVeJa , EVENING GAZETTE 19 Voris at last night's card at the ing steadily with a straight left and an occasional looping right. Hub bard closed strong, though, and had Voris in the ropes twice in the ninth but again was unable to make much of it. The tenth saw both boys fight at top pace and trade blows with both hands. The crowd thought the fight worth a standing ovation after the 10th round. ONE PRELIM SHORT One prelim boy from the bay area failed to show, with the result that only two preliminaries were held, but they were pretty fair ones. The first saw Pete Martinez take Ki-Ki Garcia of Sparks easily. Martinez, a tall spidery San Francisco featherweight, had too much reach, too much speed and too much of everything for Garcia except agfressiveness. Garcia bulled ahead throughout the fight, snorting and working hard in the clinches but he shouldn't have bothered for Martinez scored steadily at long range and Garcia caught plenty. Martinez got a prize given by the Rolo Casino for the best prelim boy. The other early go saw Les Eben, Reno Indian, last just 1:45 of the first round against Oscar Penn, a pewerfully built 150-pound Negro from Richmond. Penn played it cautiously for just about a minute against Eben's southpaw style, and then got in a single left uppercut that stretched the localite. Eben wasn't hurt much, but he was lying flat at the ten count, and that seemed just as good an idea. over St. Louis, Baldwin-Wallace over Case, Deiiison over Witten- berg, Wayne over Toledo, Bradley over M. Ambrose, Washington (Mo.) over Grinnell, South Dakota over North Dakota State. SOUTHWEST Arkansas over Rice, Texas Tech over Texas Mines, Abilene Christian over Hardin-Simmons. FAR WEST Colorado over Utah State, Detroit over Denver, Idaho over Montana State, St. Mary's over Portland, Washington State over Oregon State, Utah over Colorado A. & M. College of Pacific over Montana State, Nevada over Santa Clara (SundayK Haney Considering Hollywood Offer HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 5. UP) Fred Haney, former manager of the St. Louis Browns, is considering en offer to manage the Hollywood Stars. Haney disclosed that he met yesterday with the coast league club's directors and said it was "an attractive offer." He prom-isea to give club officials an answer within two weekr. Skipper of the Browns from 1939 to 1941. Haney has been a popular baseball broadcaster here for several years. He would succeed Mule Haas, who was the final acting manager of the Stars last season after Jimmy Dykes "re signed. NO HUNTING OR TRESPASSING On The ANDREA LITUANIO RANCH BOYNTON LANE RANCH WILL BE POSTED Mile I " " 'in-- . ii. i . m '-i V;-:.;. i ' - - f -,..' I. t NEARLY AUTOMATIC Bob Corley, center and placckicker for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, is the man who adds those extra points which have helped toward making the local grid team the highest scoring in the nation. He's booted 82 of 45 conversion tries he had a really fine record until he contrived to miss five of 12 last week -and made the only field goal he's tried for a total of 35 points. FOOTBALL NOTES SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 5. iPl San Jose State college goes after its third win in as many years from Brigham Young university of Provo, Utah, tonight in Spartan stadium. The Spartans won both the two previous meetings, 14-0 in 1946 and 28-19 last year. This year the Brigham Young Cougars have won three games and lost four. San Jose State lost its season opener to Stanford but has three wins and no losses in California Collegiate Athletic association play. Last week the Spartans wen 14-7 from the. defending association champion. College of Pacific. Coach Bill Hubbard, has named Marv Johnson, 158-pcunu sophomore speedster, to start at left half in place of Team Capt. Billy Parton, who is injured. Bill Schemmel, Parton's No. 1 replacement, also is injured and not expected to play. " ...... SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5. 3. J& St. Mary's Gaels were rated four touchdown favorites today, mindful that nearly 10 battle here with Portland university tomorrow. The Pilots arrive by train today, midnful that nearly 10 years ago a Portland squad upset a St. Mary's team 14-12, in a real shocker. Recent victories over Mon tana State and Pepperdine - testified to the Pilots' improvement. The Gaels also are on the climb, having held undefeated Oregon to a 14-13 score last week. BERKELEY. Calif.. Nov. 5. (JP) The UCLA Bruins fly here from Los Angeles today to run into a 28-point underdog rating in tomorrow's grid game with the undefeated and untied California Bears. The Bears, shooting for the Rose bowl, are after their eighth straight win of the season and their fourth in conference play. Coach Bert La Brucherie's Bruins were given slight chance of upsetting the Bears on the Just in ! CHIPPEWA HUNTING BOOTS BOTH MEN AND WOMEN'S Light weight, tough, at new low prices ! "Nevada's Leading Sporting Goods Dealers' 350 NORTH VIRGINIA TRUMAN STILL PRESIDENT YOUR DRINKS STILL FUMBLED airport mm So. V ' '& ground. If they confound Lynn Waldorf's team it probably will be in the air. Ray Nagel, UCLA quarterback, is rated as one of the coast's best throwers, with a crop of lanky ends as receivers. Last week USC showed the Bears could be passed against, and in the first game of the year Navy moved against California in the air. But both teams lost to the Waldorf ground attack. The Bruins planned no workout today. La Brucherie's squad, plagued by early season injuries, mustered a first string backfield this week for the first time since September. There was a chance that Waldorf would be able to use Rod Franz and Jon Baker, two top-notch injured guards. Left tackle Jim Turner, hurt against Washington, won't be- back until the Stanford game Nov. 20, if then. Center Doug Duncan was named Bear game captain. Fight Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHIIADELPHIA Willie Beltram. 135V2, New York, outpointed Jimmy Collins, 134' i. Philadelphia. 8. FALL. RIVER. Mass. Johnny Cesario, 146, Boston, outpointed Joey Peralta, 150, Tamaqua. Pa.. 10. NEW YORK Sunnyside Garden) Tony Ijabua, 138, New York, outpointed Joev Eelfiore, 138 ,fe, Philadelphia, 8. PITTSBURGH Sonny Hampton, 140. Buffalo, N'. Y.". outpointed Sammy Mas-trean, 144. Pittsburgh, 10. ATLANTIC CITY Slpio Lofton. 163, i Newark. N. J., outpointed Leroy Coleman, 159. Lodl, N. J.. 8. MAPES TURKISH BATHS FOR MEN and WOMEN O MASSAGE O COLONICS Relox and Reduce FOR APPOINTMENT PHONE 2-6653 or 2-4581 PHONE 22711 ON AT MOODY'S VirgiE.16 Baylor Is Rated As Underdog But Has Best Record Battle with Texas Sees Bears Put In Bottom Role WACO, Tex., Nov. 5. UP) Baylor's Bears are in the unusual position .of being the only undefeated team in the southwest conference yet under dogs to a team that has lost three games. But Baylor always has been different. There was a time when every school feared Baylor because it staged at least one big upet per season. It never won the championship but it played havoc with those that expected to. There was 1941 when a downtrodden Baylor team held mighty Texas to a 7-7 tie and knocked the Longhorns out of the Rose Bowl. Baylor didn't beat anybody hut that was a tough blow nevertheless. Tomorrow Baylor plays Texas again. This time the shoe is on the other foot as regards a bowl game out its about the same as regards the odds. Texas, which lost to North Carolina, Oklahoma and Southern Methodist, is the general choice to beat a Baylor team that has only a tie with Mississippi State to mar its record. y The reason is those close ones the Bears have played and the fact that they usually had to hold off the enemy down around the one-yard line as time runs out. In six games this season Baylor has taken the lead in only one and two weeks in succesion the Bears have had to ward off drives that looked like touchdowns in the final minute. Texas Christian, for instance, went to the 15inch line with five secords to play and couldn't score. Baylor won 6-3. Coach Bob Woodruff, in his second season with the battling Bears, says from now on no matter how close the opposition gets to th? Baylor goal line he isn't going to worry. He made the statement before Jack Wilson, one of his assistants, torn tnis story: Last Saturday Baylor made that five-second goal line stand; Monday, when Voodruff came to his office he was smoking one clgaret ana carrying another in his hand. "Give me a cigaret." the Bavlor head coach asked. OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK MIAMI. UP President John C. Clark of Hialeah race track is optimistic for the Florida horse season, in spite of the national downward trend in the racing business. "There is every indication that Florida will have a banner racing season, and Hialeah one of its best meetings," says . President Clark. Hialeah operates Jan. 17- March 3. THIS USED TO BE A WALL? Workmen are shown here tearing down the Second Street wall -of the former Club Fortune, and new Club CAL-NEVA. This is being replaced , by one fronts available in present day construction and which will beautify another downtown Reno building 1 PINEHURST, N. C, Nov. 5. tfP) Did you know that a lot of the best righthanded golfers Ben Ho-gan for one are lefthanded? It's easy to figure out and the fact was emphasized the other day when Dick Mayer and Pat Cicl, two of the better clouters In the current North and South open, were observed playing Kelly pool left handed. . . . They're natural southpaws but they learned to use golf clubs from the other side because that's the way most clubs are made . . . and everyone knows the left arm is the controlling member in playing golf. . . . What we'd like to know is which eye is the "master" for these guys. . . . Best answer, to yesterday's tournament play came when Tony Manero, the 1936 open champion, was chuckling over his incoming 33 after he had started out 55455. . . "You must have been putting," some one suggested. . . . 'No, I was driving 'cm," said Tony. . . . In the same vein, Sammy Snead, whose weak putting is notorious, just made that kind of motion when he heard about Clayt Heafner's fine round and said: "He s getting them in." THE INSIDE DOPE Douglas Clyde Walker, Wake Forest football coach who used to be a minor league manager, maintains: "All you got to do to manage a ball team is to know when to take out a pitcher. It's intuition. If you know when to Jerk a pitcher, you're a baseball manager." . . . Peahead's intuition must have failed once. He claims to have traded Jim Tatum for a necktie and two beagle hounds and Jim is the guy whose Maryland teams can cause all kinds of trouble for SoutKern Conference rivals including Walker's Wake Forest boys. MAIL FROM HOME Word trickling into this outpost is that mid-western football fanatics have found as good a bet as Citation Michigan State to enter the Big Nine and make it a Big Ten again at the December conference meeting They say even Michigan's Fritz Crisler can't block this move, thouch he nrnh. ably would like to after the rnu?h afternoon the Spartans gave the universitv a fpw h-poU 9rrn - . . , Joe Lapchick, coach of the basketball Knickerbockers, wasn't a bit worried when handsome Johnny Palmer "retired" and didn't show up for pre-season practice. . . Lapchick, an old Celtic, just com mented. "Retired a half-dozen times mysolf." . . . Frank Silva, who general-managed fte Topeka Owls in baseball last summer, is having a 'vacation" as football broadcaster around Boston these days. Frank airs high school games Friday nights, Saturday nil ml lp "l-"" ' . '. s'i -,rf ; ffiniimiiii,, Ilinn nmWftu If :W ",JllJPM'Wty .lll iir'WtA WUSMHai of the most modern buildinq A SANFORD D. ADLER ENTERPRISE SECOND AND afternoons and night and Sunday afternoons. ' END OF THE LINE Dugan Aycock, Lexington, N. C, pro, is threatening Craig Wood's record for giving star golfers a start. Dugan put Johnny Palmer, Clayton Heafner and Skip Alexander into the business? . . . Palmer's explanation of his extra-long hack-swing is: "Just kept reaching out for more distance." And when Sammy Snead, practicing iron shots, asked: "What's wrong with those?" Heafner replied: 'Nothing, except that you ought to be down there on the practice green." Two Even Teams And Tvo Like Ones in Baffle STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 5. (Pi "You'll have to watch- the . uniforms if you want to know who has the ball." says Penn State's Coach Bob Higgins about tomor- !'.! row's game with Penn. The Penn State mentor was referring to the similarity of sys-terns. Both Penn and Penn State two of the three unbeaten Eas- " tern collegiate powerhouses op crate from a basic single wing attack. "Some of our plays are Identical," said Higgins, adding, "They have buck-lateral series; so do we. They have a wingbaek-in- "' motion; so do we. They use a lot of fullback spinners: so do we." M Higgins pointed out, however, . that his team doesn't shift as Ptnn does nor does State mix up . its plays with Minnesota double wing and flanker formations. "But," concluded Higgins, "they . J are Drimarily single wing; so are Neither Penn nor Penh State goes in for wholesale substitutions. And thsy mix their plays In about -1 the same percentage. .,, In five games the Nittany Lions have tossed 83 passes, completing " 44 for 515 yards. The figures are roughly the same proportion as Penn's but the Quakers- hive no , one with a record equal to the fly- , ing fragment," Elwood PetcheL Petchel has registered eight , touchdowns while gaining 414 , yards through (he air on 34 com- plete aerials in 60 attempts. State wound up heavy prepara-tions for the battle on Franklin field with a workout under the " lights that covered all points irt-eluded in the earlier practices. This is the second in a series of advertisements informing you, the people of Reno, of the acuta changes as progress is being mad at Club CAL-NEVa , . MP rW VK CENTER STREETS - i

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