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Friday, October 23, 1953
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18 The Daily Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111. Notre Dame Faces Georgia T. In Top Grid Game Saturday Friday, October 23. 1953 t NfiW YORK UB-Notre Dame ind Georgia Tech, mightiest of the mighty, meet Saturday in the No. 1 game of the college football season Georgia Tech, unbeaten in its past 31 games, has come along fast after a shaky start. Notre Dame, undefeated this year, has reigned as the top team in the land in every weekly Associated Press football poll to date. This isn't the only big one on the program, though. In the Big Tefl, for example, Michigan, one of the top contenders, must get past strong Minnesota. In the Southwest, Texas and Rice, either of which could pick up the marbles, tangle at Austin. On the Pacific Coast, California will try to get back in the race by beating Southern California. Tonight, the big one pits Mary­ land, the third-ranked team in the Country, against the University of Miami at Miami. This figures to be nothing more than a brisk workout for the terrors of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia Tech's coach, Bobby Dbdd, thinks he has his boys "up" for the Irish—and the team itself thinks it can win at South Bend Leon Hardeman is the Tech high scorer and unless Notre Dame can stop him and his running mate, Glenn Turner, the Engineers will cause trouble. Notre Dame Coach Frank Leahy is his usual pessimistic self. For one thing, he can't understand why his club has been named No. 1. He also pointed out that the South Benders have had all the best of the breaks "Maybe we won't be so lucky one of these days," he said darkly "Maybe Tech won't make any mistakes and then where'll we be?" Johnny Lattner's strained heel muscle has come around and Ralph Guglielmi, the fierce Notre Dame one-two punch, are set and rarin' to go. Michigan State, No. 2 in the national rankings, figures to strengthen its Big Ten stock when it plays Purdue, an outfit without much punch—at least in the Spartans' league. CHARLESTON, 111. (UP) - Al. Wh ; le T * xats . an £ R | ce " e c }™' Circuit Court judge has ruled thatPS at . each , ot ^ r Bay or the sixth- a minor league baseball player in'!: anked . scho 9 l and sh « ht favonte Decision of Judge Favors Minor League Rocky Graziano Has Become a TV Star By OSCA* FRALF.Y United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (UP)- There is wonder in the eyes of Rocky Graziano today and a new pride and strange humility in his bearing. spring training is not "employed." Circuit Judge Ben S. Anderson said Thursday that the Mattoon Athletic Association, owner of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley Mattoon Phillies, therefore does not have to pay unemployment compensation to a former first baseman. Anderson said that "ball players who report for spring training are not employed" and do not come for the Southwest Conference crown, tackles Texas A&M. The Bears will rule heavy favorites Illinois, right in the middle of the Big Ten scramble with Michigan State and Michigan, has a date with Syracuse, and the Easterners will get a look at the Illini's sophomore sockers, J. C. Caroline and Mickey Bates. West Virginia, Oklahoma and TURPIN HITS DECK IN NINTH ROUND—A right to the jaw drops Randy Turpin to the canvas in the ninth round of the middleweight title bout against Bobo Olson in Madison Square Garden in New York City (Oct. 22). Turpin takes count of seven as Referee Al Berl moves in at the sound of the bell, ending the round. Olson won a unanimous decision to take the title vacated by Sugar Ray Robinson. (AP Wire- photo.) under the Illinois Workmen's Com-' Navy > 4the ei S hth - nintn - and tenth pensation Act unless they are em-! rated . teams > ? 0 into actlon - re ployed for 20 weeks not counting spring training His ruling ended former Phillies player Gerard Uht's five-year fight to collect compensation. Uht filed his claim at the end of the 1948 season. Anderson reversed a decision by the State Labor Department which said the Mattoon association should pay. The department said spring training should be considered employment and thus the association came under the compensation law which classifies as "employer" anyone who employs more than six persons for 20 weeks or more. Tom E. Grace, Mattoon attorney representing the athletic associa tion, said he believed this was the first case in the country involving the question of spring training and compensation spectively, against Virginia Military Institute, Colorado and Penn. Navy, which even Coach Eddie Erdelatz (like Leahy a charter member of the pessimists club) admits is "probably" the best Middie eleven since the end of World War II, could run into trouble against Penn. Rocky Kansas Has Operation BUFFALO, N. Y. UPi — Rocky Kansas, 58, former world's lightweight boxing champion, was recuperating today from an operation at Roswell Park Memorial Institute here. A doctor at the Institute said the former champ was "not doing too well, but not doing too badly cither." He said another operation might be necessary. Musical Mutiny PHILADELPHIA (#h-Musicians in the University of Pennsylvania's marching band had a spat over spats — they even threatened to strike — but now they're marking time again. White spats, they said, are just what they need to give their uniforms a touch of dash. The university didn't see it that way. The result was almost a musical mutiny on the eve of Saturday's Penn - Navy game at Franklin Field. "No spats, no music," was the bandsmen's ultimatum. Dr. Arnold K. Henry, dean of student affairs, talked to the ruffled musicians, indicated things could be worked out and restored harmony. "I had no idea you bandsmen felt so,strongly about it," the dean confessed. First intercollegiate fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, was founded at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1776. Ray Boone Ties Grand-Slam Homer Mark NEW YORK W) — One major league record and a National League mark were tied as a result of bases-filled home runs during the 1953 season, Associated Press statistics showed today. Ray Boone, by walloping four grand-slams, equalled the major league standard held by nine other players, among them Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He got two with Cleveland and two more after be ing traded to Detroit in June. The Cubs' Ralph Kiner drove out the 12th bases-loaded homer of his career, on June 14 off Brooklyn's Carl Erskine, and now shares the National League record with Rogers Hornsby. Native Dancer Is A Question Mark LEXINGTON, Ky. (UP)-Native Dancer left a number of questions unanswered because of his injury this fall, owner Alfred G. Vanderbilt said today, but "I believe he will answer them satisfactorily in 1954." Vanderbilt, honored as racing's outstanding figure of 1953 by the Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland Thursday night, said "If Native Dancer is all right, and I believe he will be all right, he will race next year, either here or abroad." The 41-year old Vanderbilt, the youngest man ever to receive the Thoroghbred Club's annual award, also indicated that "The Dancer" should do better next season. Where's the Ducks CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. UP)— Missouri's 55 - day duck-hunting season started today but one thing seems to be missing — the ducks I. T. Bode, director of the state conservation commission, said Thursday he hadn't heard any reports of ducks in this drought seared state. He said some geese were seen on federal refuges. Bowling Scores BOWLETTES LEAGUE Coffee Corner.. 712 745 671 18 6 Fleck's 672 701 762 ,7 17 Bill's Appl 787 830 791 16 8 W. Main Coal ..735 815 769 12'i ll'i Neumode 725 748 655 11 ><j 12',-i Larson Furn. 673 761 7« 15 fl Johnnie's Mkt. 756 705 708 11 13 Hlnchllff-Wilson 710 729 792 8 16 Coal Bucket .... 791 741 751 14 10 Motorcycle Club 704 739 722 11 13 Soft Water Serv. 720 725 679 10 14 Tasty Grill 767 687 710 10 14 High Individual Serie» Anderson 168 167 E. Hilllgoss 126 171 R. McCulloch 150 180 D. Frachllch 151 172 A. McGovern 179 146 V. Cummings 130 151 D. Dorthey — 159 126 M. Llndsey — 136 165 M. Llndsey 136 165 M. Weathers 146 150 P. Robinson 153 142 M. Von Drake 171 140 180—515 201—498 162—492 160—483 148—423 181—462 163—448 163—430 129—430 142—438 143—438 155—136 Carl Furillo Top Comeback Player In Senior Loop NEW YORK UrV-Carl FurHlo to day boasted another laurel for 1953 to go with his National League batting crown. The Brooklyn Dodger outfielder was named the player making the best comeback of the year in the National League. Furillo edged teammate Gil Hodges, 66 to 55, in voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America in The Associated Press' annual poll. A year ago Furillo, hampered by eye trouble, batted only .247. This year he won the batting title with a .344 average. Hodges went over the .300 mark for the first time in his seven seasons with the Dodgers, ending up with .302. The big first baseman also socked 31 home runs and had 122 RBIs. Bobo Olson Is Too Tired for A Reception SAN FRANCISCO Ml — World middleweight champion Carl "Bobo" Olson arrived home yesterday, too weary to participate in a planned civic reception. "Any other time, if they want to," he said. A representative of Mayor Elmer Robinson said a reception definitely will be held—"how extensive depends largely on Olson's own desires." The new champ, who won the title with a 15-round decision over England's Randy Turpin Wednesday night in >New York, plans to relax for a while—except for road work to keep in shape. For the one-time bad boy of box ing has learned at last that you don't have to crush people with your fists to earn respect, it is he finds, even easier the new way The "Rock" almost overnight has become a television star, and one who is in great demand. And there is amazement which almost amounts to disbelief in his voice as he says: "Why, I get more cheers now than I ever did when I was middleweight champion of the world." Rocky just recently appeared on the Martha Raye show with Jake Lamotta. If you saw the show, you know that he was little short of sensational. A lot of TV producers thought so too. "Everybody has been calling me up, asking me to be on this show or that show," Graziano said. "I didn't do nothin". I just acted nat ural like they told me to. They tell me I photograph good, too." He does. But then, even when you talk to him in person, this is a different man than the old Rocky Graziano. Because back in the days when he was battling his way up to the middleweight title, the Rock was a tousle-haired, wild-eyed young man who never wore a necktie and rarely used a comb. He was, and tried to profit from the fact, a swaggering tough guy from the lower East Side of New York utio learned his manner in the fang fights and reformatories. His admiring set included one who played a mouth organ with his nose, and the Rock gloried in the way ho was "living it up." Very easily he could have faded back into obscure poverty. He was in trouble for failing to report a bribe offer, lost the title and slid rapidly down grade. The Rock could have been lost once again in the ant hill, except for television. Strangely enough, it has taught him in a few quick months more than he ever learned in years of riding the boxing crest. Now he is dressed neatly and wears a necktie with accustomed case. His hair is short in a modified crew cut and there is purpose in both his dress and his diction. "I liked to fight," said the Rock, who never adopted the word "box" affected by most of those In the fight game. "But this is a different feeling." He was struggling a bit for the words, but this is what he said: "I feel respectable. And it make* me proud to have an ability every, body doesn't have. Almost anybody can fight if they have to, but this is something real." To the new "Rock" it's a strange and wonderful thing I Cards Hire Meyer ST. LOUIS OP)—Richard A. Meyer, who has been secretary of the St. Louis Cardinals since last March, is the new vice president and general manager of the ball club,. He was appointed Thursday by August A. Busch Jr., president of| the club and Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Meyer, 36, has been with the brewery 17 years. He had no baseball experience prior to the club's purchase by the brewery. READ THE WANT ADS Jewelers Feted At Banquet A dinner was given by Joe Hecht, sponsor of the team, to the Ellis Jeweler baseball squad Wednesday night at Club 19. Members of the team voted for the most valuable player of the year and when the ballots were all cast it was Ken Barton who got the honor. Ken got a trophy and billfold for this and also a trophy for leading the team in batting. Barton slapped the ball at a .355 average. READ THE WANT ADS THIS AIN'T BROADWAY—Manager Leo Durocher and his wife, Larraine Day, wave from a car as the New York Giants are given a ticker-tape parade in Tokyo. (NEA) Snapshots of Prep Grid Parade SPRINGFIELD (UP)—Snapshots from the Illinois high school football parade: Wayne Sawyer of Litchfield has developed into a dropkick ace- all because he wasn't satisfied with his placekicking in 1952. Sawyer practiced placekicking all summer. When there wasn't anyone to hold the bajl, he drop- kicked. Came Litchfield's game with Kincaid and the Litchfield team built up a big lead. Sawyer decided to dropkick on the next touchdown conversion. He made five dropkick conversions in five tries. A dropkick was the margin of victory in a junior varsity game between Pekin and East Peoria. Dick Becker dropkicked the extra point that gave Pekin a 13-12 triumph. WGIL 1400 ON YOUR DIM FOOTBALL TONITE 8:00 It's High School Football from Lombard Field GALESBURC —vs— KE WANEE Tomorrow at 1:30 - KNOX vs. OMAHA Willie Wins ALBANY, Calif. Mr—It's 398 wins this year for Bill Shoemaker, with every triumph increasing his world record. He won one race at Golden Gate Fields yesterday, Better Value at $4.90. Tapering off, he sat out 4 of the 8 races, but is scheduled to ride all 8 today. Center Prairie CENTER PRAIRIE — Kenneth West accompanied boys and the teacher of the F.F.A. of Williamsfield to the National F.F.A. convention at Kansas City, Mo., the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson and son, LeRoy Larson, and family of ElCampo, Tex., are visiting relatives here. Dick Meehan, who is home on leave from the Navy, and Miss Bertie Broadfield were supper guests Sunday evening with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cain. Mr. and Mrs. George Carlson spent Sunday aiternoon at the John Carlson home at Maxey. Mr. and Mrs. Ford Goff of LaFayette, Mr. and Mrs. Claridon Craig and son, John, spent Sunday j afternoon with Mr. and Mrs Dewey Craig. Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Carlson spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lucy Elliott in Galesburg. Mrs. A. G. Johnson, Harold Holmes and family spent Sunday evening at the A. V. Norman home near Galva. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thurman of Dahinda were Saturday evening visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Llndstrom. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lindstrom, Mrs. J. D. Creel and grandson, Bobby Smith, Mrs. Mary Harpman and Linda were Galesburg visitors recently. A 135-pound freshman halfback got a moan and then a cheer from Bradley fans in the'Gilman game Little Ronnie King bobbled a kickoff on his one - yard line . .. But then recovered in time to dash 89 yards before he finally brought down., was Bert Dancey of Flora, now in his 27th year as coach, never has had a year when his team finished below the ,500 mark. Dancey's teams have won 166 games, lost 48 and tied 3. Future Flora foes had better take heed, for the Wolves now have won 2 and lost 3 this year. Mooseheart's undefeated untied Red Ramblers must win the tro phy for the most interstate competition. Mooseheart already has played Kokomo. Ind., and Barberton, Ohio. Saturday the Ramblers visit New Haven, Conn., for game with Notre Dame. Later in the season they play teams from Davenport, Iowa, Muskegon, Mich., and South Bend, Ind. One Paris alumnus had good reason to be joyous when the Tigers lost their homecoming game to Effingham, 25-13. He was Floyd Henson, coach of the Effingham team which sports a perfect vec ord. Canton is trying to work out fu ture football schedules with teams more evenly matched with the Little Giants. Canton has come up against some rugged competition this season—three of its foes have | won every game, and a fourth (has been tied just once. YELLOW CABS PHONE 4747 THE REWARD for a season's hard work is the harvest, rich and bountiful. This year, as in every year since 1863, we invite the farmers of Knox and surrounding counties to bank their crop money here. You'll like the safety and convenience of our savings and checking account service. NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST CO. v GALESBURC. 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