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THE PITTSBURGH PRESS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 16. 1945 IVf -'tl Dvvi i TThey are stiU combing the late World Series none Detroit Tigers got away with game Ten minutes before the first ball was pitched, Hank Greenberg was definitely out of the Detroit lineup. The big outfielder, who had been the batting bellwether for the American Leaguers all through the series, had such a severe sprain of the right wrist that he could hardly hold a bat, let alone swing it. "I can't play," he confided in Stolid Stephen O'Neill, the conversation taking place in - the clubhouse bei ore noon while the squad was dressing. Stolid Stephen thought "it over and made up his mind to turn gambler for the day. He realized that if he could keep Greenberg in the game without letting the Cubs know how helpless he actually was at the plate, Cholly Grimm's strategy would have to be patterned chiefly to try to stop Hank from hitting. But with the slugger out, the Cubs would be able to change their pitching tactics. It might make a difference, O'Neill reasoned, and he was right. Cubs Don't Catch On During batting practfce, Greenberg came up oniv mice or twice, took lazy swings and beat a quick retreat to the dugout. The Cubs suspected nothing. They started the game feelina that he was still the hitter they had to stifle if they were to win. Lady Luck deajt O'Neill a high card when Greenberg first came to bat. Skeeter Webb, Eddie Mayo and Doc Cramer had singled in succession off Hank Borowy. One run was across, there were runners on first and second, none out and a reliei pitcher. Paul Derringer, was en the mound. The play here was a sacrifice bunt, which Greenberg laid down successfully without tipping the opponents what was up. They continued to think Hank had all his power, not knowing they faced a one-handed man in the cleanup position. In the second inning, Greenberg appeared again, this time with a Tiger on first and tvp out. In this situation, Derringer -could afford to work carefully to be sure that he threw no "soft" pitch. Hank worked the count to three and two and walked. Both he and O'Neill must have chuckled at that, realizing as they did that the Bruins were still in the dark. He Walk$ Again There were two out end none on in the fourth Greenberg was making his third trip to the plate, and again the proper procedure from the Cubs' iewpoint All Outdoors Ross Goose, Mystery Bird, Still Enjoys Protection Elusive Nests of Smallest of Wild Geese Not Discovered Until 1940 By JOHNNY MOCK The Ross goose, which for 145 years, still enjoys the The bird was first described in 1795, by Samuel Hearne, a factor for the Hudson's Bay Co. A factor corresponds to manager. The discoverer, however, failed to send out any speci- p mens from the ice- yf- mu locked north, so it re- U mainea iuift."vvn . w. oionpp until 1861 ! V-A when Bernard Ross. HI another factor, J f Ho -1 sent seveim 4 Diras irom ruu rv-cow- , , lution, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, to the Phila-riplnhia Academy of Mock Sciences. Mothine was known of their nest ing grounds. For years bird students and explorers tried finding the location, but without success. The years went on without any solution to the last of the major watenowi mjt teries. Clue Results in Discovery At the turn of the century the long search for the elusive nests of tu rrrwiP continued, but it wasn t until 1939 when Angus Gavin, factor of the Hudson's Bay post at Queen Maude Gulf, in the Arctic Circle, got his first clue from the roving Eskimoes. t .i,mP of 1940. Gavin, accom- nanied by Ernest Donovan, factor panieu uy .ni.- Tdonrt of the post at. tvius TJ'T, 200 miles to the northeast, decided the clue. With four Eskimoes, they started from Flagstaff Island, in the Arctic V thp mainland, where they transported their boat oyer the ice and launched it aga in in Chester Bay, near the mouth of the Perry River. Further Directions Necessary Fighting their way up the turbu-..nt. thev reached an Es- S camp W Ucs ?b,re- SiT fhev were directed to follow a trib utary for another 15 miles, ponag- ut a number of rapids 2 t;"irT to a narrow lake dotted with small rocky reefs. Small white geese circled oer-. t Q the croup landed on the Sofes of Sfe unnamed lake. Cau-S the white men flattened Selves on the frosty ground and worked themselves toward the fating birds. They approached S3 arSSi reach of a trim white bird setting on the down-rimmed t Only the black wing tips contrasted with her immaculate white plumage, which was the distinguishes mark of the Ross goose. Old Mystery Solved With their pulses throbbing, they realized that the 145-year-old mys-Sv was solved at last. The search had ended. They glowed with the excitement which went with being i he first white men ever to set foot on the hitherto unknown breeding grounds of the Ross goose The birds winter in California, in the Sacramento and San Joquin vallevs. They migrate across trie mountains through eastern Mon WE VDIHAGE SMDTW By CHESTER L. SMITH Sports Editor a few odds and ends out of stranger than the hoax the on the Cubs in the seventh was to pass him rather than get the ball in his groove. Now Hy Vandenberg was the Chicago pitcher, and it is possible to visualize the sign that was flashed irom the bench don't make it too good. Greenberg walked again. He struck out in the sixth. Paul Erickson was the caster lor Chicago by this time, and again there were two out, but Cramer was poised on second, where he could score on a single. There could be no tom-ioolery on the pitcher's part here. Erickson phenagled the count to two and two, then bent over a curve for the third strike. If anyone noticed how weakly Greenberg swung, it was iost in the shuffle of a battle that had already become hopeless fcr the Cubs. Hank did have one punch lelt lor the by-then groggy National Leaguers a fly to Peanuts Low-rey in the eighth that enabled Mayo to score irom third. That was enough. There was a new leftflelder for the Tigers for the final inning. Stolid Stephen imust have reckoned that the trick had gone on long enough. Anyhow, the Bengals were seated comfortably in the champion's seat. The Miracle Happened Then there was the prophetic sentence uttered by Tommy Bridges. This happened on Sept. 16, when the pennant was anything but decided, and the Tigers and Washington Senators were locked in a doubleheadcr. Detroit had won the first game, but the second wasn't going their way. Greenberg was standing on the steps of the dugout. Bridges at his side. The neives of both were irayed. "Tommy," Greenberg said, "only a miracle can win this thing for us." At that exact moment. Pitcher Al Benton, who incidentally, isn't paid for his hitting, cracked out a two-bagger. "There it is, Hank there it is anytime Al gets a hit it's more than a miracle,"' Bridges yelled. The Tigers went on to win both the game and the flag. was an ornithological mystery protection of a closed season tana and north through Alberta to the Athabsubka Delta and Great Slave Lake, where the migrants pause to rest and feed, then con tinue onward to the long-sought-for nesting grounds some 650 miles northwest of Churchill, on Hudson Bay. Their numbers are said to be around- 15,000. Smallest of Wild Geese They are the smallest of the wild geese, being about the size of a mallard duck. John Cassin, curator of birds at the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, named the bird in honor of Bernard Rogan Ross, who sent the first specimens out of the far north. Ross was a correspondent of the Smithsonian Institute at Washing ton. Instrumental in the finding of the long-sought-for nesting grounds was Ted White, an Ottawa sportsman, who attended the first North American Wildlife Conference, called by the late President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. Present at the affair held at Washington was R. H. G. Bonnycastle, representing the Hudson's Bay Co. White induced Bonnycastle to set the wheels of his far-flung organization into motion. The rest of the story has already been told. Young, Giant Star, Receives Discharge NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UP) Lt. (jg) Norman "Babe" Young, star first baseman for the New York Giants, was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard at Charleston, S. C, today, the Coast Guard office here revealed. Young served for 36 months, 21 of them aboard a corvette in the American theater. He holds a unit citation for work under fire. Barons Open Title Defense Tonight CLEVELAND, Oct. 16 (UP) The Cleveland Barons open their defense of the American League hockey title tonight against the improved Hershey Bears. The Barons were confident of keeping their title this season. The play of Walt (Ants) Atanas, who played with the New York Rangers last season, and Earl Bartholome promised to spark the Barons this season. Syl Apps Discharged TORONTO. Oct, 16 Syl Apps, one of hockey's brightest stars before the war, was enroute to the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp today after receiving his discharge from the Canadian army. Team officials said that Apps, an all-league center, would be reinstated in he first line of the Stanley Cup champions. Brownsville Bars Donora's Title Path Dragons' Perfect Record in Danger By PAUL KURTZ A further reduction of championship contenders is certain this week in the WPIAL football races. Only 16 squads remain in the sec tion fights. Ten more were eliminated last week. D o n o r a Dragons, coached by Jimmy Russell, and L 1 g o n ier M o u ntaineers, super vised by their new mentor Paul Abele, are the only per feet record holdovers among the 16 survivors. Paul Abele Donora's well-balanced array is making strong headway in defending the Class AA championship won for the first time last season. Not a point has been scored against the Donorans, wiio are flashing stellar ball-handlers in Lou Cecconi, Dan Towler and Roscoe Ross. The Dragons have won five consecutive games. Four of them have been over section rivals. In amassing 130 points, Donora has trimmed Monessen (AA), 18-0; Pittsburgh Westinghouse, 27-0; La- trobe (AA), 33-0; Clairton (AA), 7-0, and Charleroi (AA), 45-0. Battles Brownsville There's a difficult divisional assignment for Donora in entertaining the Brownsville Vikings Saturday afternoon. Although Browns ville, coached by Earl Bruce, was eliminated 12-6 at home in its first "AA" test by New Kensington, the Vikings have been moving along in unbeaten stride since. Redstone, German, Monessen and Mononga-hela are "AA" rivals, who have fallen before Brownsville in its last four contests. The Vikings opened their schedule by trimming East Bethlehem but then came the elim ination by the Kensters. Only 31 points have been scored against urownsvme in lis six games. Earl Bruce Brownsville coach James Russell Pilots Donora Four straight wins show for Ligonier, which has beaten Dale, 21-0; St. Vincent Prep, 6-0; Derry Borough (B), 7-0, and Penn Twp. B), 12-0. But, the Mountaineers have their toughest opposition com ing up. Decide New 'B Winner The WPIAL survivors include: Class AA, Donora, Gre'ensburg and New Kensington; Class A, Derry Township, Dormont, Dunbar, Glass-port (title bearer the past two sea sons), Trinity and Waynesburfl: Class B, Chartiers Township, East Deer, East McKeesport, Youngwood, Ligonier, Marion and Masontowh. A new titlist will be determined in Class B since Aspinwall fell before MUlvale recently. Ten teams shunted out of the running last week included: Class AA Mt. Lebanon passed out in a 7-7 tie with Wilkinsburg, Aliquippa lost to Ambridge, 33-6; Altoona in a 6-6 tie with Latrobe; Duquesne lost to Scott, 12-6; Johnstown to Monessen, 27-0, and Turtle Creek to Munhall, 18-14, Class A Brentwood lost to Dormont, 32-6, and New Brighton to Trinity, 7-0. Class B Avalon bowed to Bellevue, 27-7, and fc.vans City to Shenango, 6-0. Nearly all of the teams still ton- tending for the section titles 'will participate in important division matches this week. Altoona Favored In Class AA, while Brownsville tries to win at Donora Saturday afternoon, Altoona is favored to come back at home and eliminate Greensburg. New Kensington visits undefeated Shady Side Academy toaturaay afternoon. Competition begins early this week in Class A. Dormont 'battles McKees Rocks at Stowe Field Thursday afternoon. Dunbar is host to Perryopolis in an inter-division game at Trotter Stadium Thursday evening. On Friday night. Trinity meets Canonsburg at College Field, Washington, and Waynesburg visits Carmlchaels. The Saturday afternoon tilts have Derry Twp. at home with Hurst and Glasspoit plays at Wilmerding. The Glassporters will continue in the "A" race even if they are defeated Saturday because Wilmerding is under league suspension this season. There should be exciting Class B elimination tilts. Chartiers and East Washington play at College Field Thursday night, while Ellsworth meets Marion at Fairhope and Ros-traver invades Masontown. The Saturday afternoon schedule is featured by Youngwood and Ligonier trying to eliminate each other at the latter's field, while Aspinwall visits East Deer and East McKeesport Is at home with Derry Borough. High School Grid Clearing House Coaches and faculty members are invited to use this Clearing HouseJ of football dates to complete their 1945 schedules. Open dates will be published if forwarded to Paul Kurtz, Press Scholastic Editor. When dates are filled, notification should be given to withdraw them. Oct. 19-20 CamcbeU Memorial Fol-!siish Fiwiinm Kne. CaUioiic PreP. Wet Bethlehem. Younsstown Memorial. On. 2-7 New Bethlehem. Aspirwail. ATaion, Br-H Twp.. Freedom. East WfH-inrton. Follanshee. Freeport, RamM. Munhall. Pitcairn. Richland. East Hunt-inrdon. East B-thlehem. North Catholic. Edrewood. Merger. St. Jngtin. Nov. 2-3 New Bethiehetn. Altoona Catholic. Ambridge. Apollo. Bellevue. Kjt-taomne. Monessen. New Brighton. Perryopolis. Sharon. Vsndergrif . Younrwood California. Follansbee. German. Cumb. La Salle. Mt. Morris. Nov. A.ln Amrt1 Rertforrf Chetr Rochester. Redstone. 'Sprintdai. We Sot. i8-17 Altoona Catholic. nPS I Jy? if jit m t b - y 1 fe, - V -JS WASHINGTON ; SJ'kn s-Saess) j f redskins' Hornets Ready 1 For Opener Kaminsky Selects Starting Lineup Decisions affecting the Hornets were Deing made on two widely separated fronts today. At The Gardens, Coach Max Kaminsky was sifting more than a dozen wings to determine which 10 he will dress for the season's opener against St. Louis tomorrow night. In Toronto, the Hornet bigwigs were conferring with Toronto Maple Leaf officials as tr. which defense-men would be lent to the Hornets for the season, according to the agreement between the clubs. Seek Defense Men By far the more important over the long run is the Canada meet- j ing. Toronto has 15 defensemen! trying out, but it is unlikely that any will be in Hornet uniform tomorrow night. This is because the Leafs do not open their season for two weeks and therefore Coach Hap Day will want to have the men under his eye as long as possible. Starting lineup Set Kaminsky had just about settled on his starting lineup, and its Roger Bessette who will be in the goal. Bessette, however, can't afford to let down for Maurice Gerth has been battling him for the post all through pre-season drills. There 5 no question about the Hornets' first line. it's Johnny Mahaffy centering for .Marcel Bessette and Bobby Walton, co-holder ct the individual scoring title last year. They've been terrific in practice. Defense starters will be Howard Mackie and Martial. Brodeur, unless the Harris-Balmer -Mitchell trium virate in Toronto bag experienced defensemen. Happy Emmsi the Flyers' coach. brings a vastly improved club to Pittsburgh. Biggest improvement is in the nets where Conny Dion, Detroit's netmlnder for part of last season, holds forth in place of Jimmy Franks. Sports Stew By BOB Geneva College will field a grid team next Fall after an absence of three years from the gridiron . . . Cal Hubbard, the mastodonic Covenanter coach, is back on the Beaver Falls campus and anxious to get his moleskin athletes into the fold . . . Several gridders from the 1942 squad, which was one of the best in Geneva history, have already returned irom the service ana a full quota will be back for the opening practice in '46 . . . Coach Slim Ransom is still m the service but is expected back on the campus sometime next Summer . . . A. C. Edgecombe completes the list of returnees ... The former director of athletics will be back at his old post 4 o after a three-year circles. . . . When ball warriors travel dav to onoose Bucknell, it will mark the Cal Hubbard first time since 1934 that the Lions have Edgecombe left their lair to play the neighboring eleven . . . The Staters have reason to believe it was a mistake last time, dropping a 13-7 decision to the Bisons . . . The initial gridiron battle between the two schools occurred in 1887 and it was the first time the boys from Mt. Nittany engaged in pigskin combat. ... Dr. Walter C. Gregg, local golfer, is now in the select field of tee-wallopers who have two holes-in-one to their credit . . . The hole-in-one bagged Sunday at Oakmont was his second in a 30-year golfing career . . . He showed disdain for the fates, picking the 13th hole to duplicate his previous ace. There will be a benefit boxing show at the North Catholic High School Auditorium tomorrow night with some of Pittsburgh's leading mitt wielders appearing on the program . . . Proceeds will be used to send Christmas gifts to North's athletic lettermen in the service, and also help establish a fund to send the football squad to a training camp next year. . . . Rudy Cernkovic, Bob Rutkowskt, 200-pound Penn State guard and a veteran of the fleet, qualifies as the most -polite gridder to don the pads at the Mt. Nittany school ... During the Colgate fray, Rutkowskt gave the opposing tackle a busy afternoon with his hard charging, rugged brand of blocking . . . Recalling his service days and feeling a shade of guilt, Bob grabbed the battered opponent by the arm as he prepared to leave the contest and sad "Sorry, sin if I seemed to push you around a bit, but you were a hard man to get out of the play." '(aliriril Puppet Ter Blanchard and Davis Give Army 'Double-Shot Gun' Provide Cadets with Great One-Two Punch; Can Stop One, but Not Both, Crisler Says By JOE WILLIAMS NEW YORK, Oct. 16 for a plane. He was rather pleased that his Michigan team had given Army something Browns, As Trade McQuinn, Siebert ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 16 (UP) The St. Louis Browns today traded First Baseman George McQuinn to the Philadelphia Athletics for Dick Siebert. Bill Dewitt, general manager of the Browns Who announced the swap of first basemen, said no cash was involved. McQuinn, who is 34, has been with the Browns since 1938, pre- -x. viously having McQuinn played part of the 1936 season. with Cincinnati, of the National League. He Is regarded as a brilliant fielder. Siebert, 31, played his first major league games with Brooklyn in 1932 1937 was with the Cardinals. The Athletics obtained him from Columbus of the American Assn. in 1938 and he has been with Connie Mack's team since. McQuinn batted .277 and Siebert .268 during the past season. Mangrum Golf Winner BIARRITZ, Oct. 16 Corp. Lloyd Mangrum of Dallas, Tex., added the intertheater golf championship to his ETO erown today with a 269 total for the 72-hole tournament. Served Hot DRUM; fling outside collegiate the Penn State foot to Lewisburg Satur- United Press sports writer. Is secretary of the Notre Dame Club of Western Pennsylvania, which will have its annual pre-Pitt-Notre Dame game smoker Friday night at the Royal York. . . . The Downtown YMCA't eighth annual "Down the Mississippi Swim started yesterday and the local natators are feverishly trying "t pile up the miles . . . The local "Y finished tenth in the national standings last year. fa Mr. Fritz Crisler was rushing better than a fair workout "The score (28-7) made us look better than we were. That's a great team, a really great team Mr. Crisler went on to discuss the Army team in detail. All of a sudden it seemed to me he put his finger on the greatness oi the Army team. It was no great surprise. but coming from the Michigan coach it carried added authority. "I've never Williams seen a team," he explained, "that had two men like Davis and Blan chard. I've seen quite a number of teams that had one or the other but this is the first time I've seen a team that had the two the dou ble-shot gun in the same lineup Football is a fairly simple thing You rig your attack to stop a run ner or you rig your attack to stop a plunger. Davis is the runner; Blan chard is the plunger and they are both superlative. What is a coach to do in a situation like this? I'll tell you what I did. What a Nightmare "I set up a defense against Davis but how was I to know it wouldn't be Blanchard? I also set up a de fense against Blanchard but how was I to know it wouldn't be Davis? In short, I was strictly guessing. It turned but I guessed better than I knew how in making it close. Davis and Blanchard! My goodness!" , Mr. Crisler rushed for his plane "Can they murder you and in such different ways!" he threw back over his shoulder. "Yes, that Davis and that Blanchard. I'm happy I'm heading back from Ann Arbor.' Most Explosive Punch As I said in the beginning, there is nothing new in this. All along all of us have known about Davi and Blanchard. But coming from Mr. Crisler is something extra: it confirms the belief, already popular and widespread, that they represent the most explosive one-two punch in college football; one guy can slit your throat with a thin sliver of silver, the other can run right over you and pound you into the dust. This is no exaggeration either. Keep these two young men in mind. They are on the unsual side. They may even be the best of all time, as a one-two punch. Some thing like Ruth and Gehrig. Busher Hollywood Gold Cup Favorite INGLEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 16 (UP) As final workouts for the $75,000 Hollywood Gold Cup ended today, 22 starters remained in the entry-lists for one of the richest handicaps In America. Louis B. Mayer's Busher is heavily favored to take the race. The three-year-old daughter of War Admiral has gathered In lifetime winnings of $334,035 to place seventh among all-time monty-win-ners. A Gold Cup victory would put her In third position, behind Whirlaway and Sea Biscuit. Godoy, Long Matched NEW YORK, Oct. 16 Manage! Al Weill announced today that Arturo Godoy of Chile, former heavyweight challenger, has been matched for a 10-round bout with Louis Long, Chicago "Negro, at the Coliseum in Baltimore, Nov. 5. Godoy. who twice failed to wrest the title from Joe Louis In 1940. has registered six straight victories ince his return to the United States. Five were knockouts. Coach Calls Panthers Good Enough to Give Notre Dame Battle By BOB DRUM "I gambled and we lost." . That was Coach Clark Shaughnessy's terse explanation of Michigan State's upset victory over Pitt Saturday. "Charley Bachman's club was underrated," the T-master continued. "He had two of the best backs I have seen in the last five years. Any club that had suffered a 40-0 loss to Michigan and just got by on a one-point victory over Kentucky, didn't seem to have a chance to beat us. . . "We undoubtedly are' a better team than we showed last Saturday. I figured we could - get by Michigan State without un- 1 due preparation. "That's where I gambled. We used the the practice time saved to sharpen up our attack for Notre Dame even though the contest was two weeks away. Plan Backfires "A coach who is constantly ab sorbing beatings at the hands of major opponents and licking the minor opposition is not my idea of a successful mentor. That's why I chose to try and squeeze by State in order to have both barrels loaded for Notre Dame. The plan backfired and now I'm In a worse situation than before. The squad may wonder if a team that lost to Michigan State is good enough to trouble the Irish. On the other hand, if the boys realize that Saturday's loss is past, they might bounce back with a greater determination than before and play the brand of football that they are capable of." The answer will come Saturday when the Panthers oppose unbeaten Notre Dame at the Stadium. Plans Intensive Drills For the present, Shaughnessy plans a week of intense practice sessions with contact work sched uled for today and tomorrow. Pass defense will be stressed as the Irish have one of the nation's top passers in Frank Dancewicz. Shaughnessy may change his backfield for the forthcoming tilt Jim i-mey, Pitt luiioack, has a sprained knee and is not expected to be ready to play against the Irish. His understudy, Mike Rous-sos, had an off day in the State game and may be replaced by Hal Wertman, freshman aspirant. Wert man has alternated between full back and right half In previous contests. The rest of the squad survived Saturday's battle without injury and will be ready. Must Bounce Back It is generally conceded that this year s edition of the Panthers, is the strongest to represent the Oak land school in recent years. Prior to their dismal showing against the Spartans, the juvenile team had entertained the thought of an up set victory over the highly-favored South Benders. A Pitt scout has watched Notre Dame in all of its contests and the Panthers were ready to go all out against the Irish. Whether or not the locals can bounce back from the last defeat and keep the "Beat Notre Dame" attitude is the pri mary problem. Although boasting only two hold overs who played regularly at the same positions last year, the Pitts have shown spurts of old time power. Illinois is the only team that has earned the edge on Pitt in ground gained, and in that contest the Panthers registered nine first downs against 10 for the Illini. Pitt's Big Ten Hope Given Setback CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (Special) Admission of the University of Pittsburgh to the Western Conference which has been bandied around for several years was more or less dispelled by Big Ten Com missioner Kenneth (Tug) Wilson today. Speaking before a weekly lunch eon, Wilson was asked, "When and if at any time, will Pitt be admitted to the Western Confer ence?" and answered: "The Western Conference is still composed of 10 schools, despite the fact that the University of Chicago dropped athletics a few years ago. We are not considering ad mittance of Pitt or any other school Chicago still retains its membership and I have been informed that athletics, including football, will be resumed there in the not-too-dis tant future." Terry Moore Father BALBOA. Canal Zone, Oct. 16 (UP) Staff Sgt. Terry Moore, for mer St. Louis Cardinal outfielder, and his wife are the parents of an eight-pound boy, it was revealed today. Mrs. Moore, the former Rhoda Flack of Provo. Utah, gave birth to her son at Oorgas Hos pital Friday. Art Jones Joins Steelers; Lowlher, 2 Others Dropped The Steelers lost one halfback and gained another today. Jack Lowther, promising speedster whom the local pro club bought from Detroit two weeks J ago. asked to be placed on the Inactive list. He explained that he was making too much of a sacrifice in staying away from his business In the Motor City. But just to keep the picture from appearing too gloomy. Art Jones, ace halfback on the 1941 eleven, made his appearance at Hershey, where the Steel-are are training Art Jones for their game with the Giants at New York on Sunday. Halfback Tom Pace, recently purchased from the Chicago Bears, is also expected. Although disappointed at the loss of Lowther, Coach Jim Leonard figures that he got a much better back to fill the vacancy. Jones is Irish Astonish Own Coach Devore Inspires 'Green1 Squad CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UP) Coach Hughie Devore should get a patent for the "pep talks" he gives his Notre Dame football team before each game. The Memorial Stadium locker room at South Bend has echoed many a thundering voice. But in Devore, the Irish probably haven't had such a persuasive dressing room orator Devore since the im mortal Knute Rockne used to whet Notre Dame teams to a fighting edge with his knife-like tongue. Devore is a different sort. He's a quiet, sincere talker who tells his young players just how good they are, what they have to do to beat the other team and then expects and gets results. Notre Dame's Inexperienced 1945 team supposedly was the weakest in the past quarter of a century. This was the season that old-time foes were to salve wounds inflicted by other and stronger Notre Dame teams. Young Team Surprises But instead of losing two out of their first three games, as was predicted, Devore's young men have romped to three straight victories over Illinois. Georgia Tech and Dartmouth, rolling up an aggregate 81 points to 7. In two of the games, they roared out of their locker room to score on the first play of the game. Devore, as modest as when he was the most deadly blocking end in Irish history back in 1933. won't say much about the surprising showing of his team. "I have been mildly astonished." he laughed. "Actually, the way this team fights and scraps is something new to me. They really try." Kids Play for Devore But men close to Devore say Its due to the play of three first-year regulars and the kids' love for Devore. "The boys admire Devore more than any Irish coach in recent years," one veteran official said. Halfback Phil Colella, Center Bill Walsh and End Joe Cronin, each playing their first varsity season, have passed the crucial test brilliantly. And they were question marks in pre-season predictions. Devore frankly believes Notfe Dame "should be able" to defeat Pittsburgh this Saturday, but again he's modest. The Irish should wallop Pitt by a big score. Colella Returns Home For Funeral Phil Colella, Notre Dame's freshman ace ball carrier, was back at his home in Rochester, Pa., today to attend the funeral of his grandmother. He will not rejoin the Irish squad until it arrives here Friday for its game with Pitt Saturday. Buck Coach Honors Injured Hackett ' COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 16 (UP) Bill Hackett will continue as Ohio State's football captain through the remainder of the season, even though theAll-America guard will be kept out of the game by head injuries suffered in a traffic accident last winter, Coach Carroll Widdoes said today. Widdoes will name an acting captain for each game, a capacity in which Paul Sarringhaus, Russ Thomas and Warren Amling already have served in the Buckeyes' three games thus far. Cross Country S6 C ent. Cab Penn 2 not just a runner, but also a passer and considerably bigger than the ex-Lion. Jones was No. 1 draft choice of the Steelers following his brilliant career at Richmond University. They were rewarded for their faith in him when he proved a sensation as a pro freshman. He went into the Navy before the 1942 campaign and arrived back In the States only recently. Leonard also announced that two other players had been dropped from the roster. Carl Buda, giant guard from Tulsa, and Melvin Odelli, ex-Duquesne halfback, were given ttieir releases. In addition to Jones, the Steeler backfield will be bolstered on Sunday by veteran End Tony Bova, who was shifted today to halfback. A Central Catholic product and protege of Leonard when he was at St. Francis College, Bova la one of the league's best pass receivers and a good tosser.

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