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THE PITTSBURGH PRESS. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 3. 1944 THE V011MQE I ' 'i By CHESTER L. SMITH Sports Editor It was a year ago, .almost to the day, that the Navy carried Notre Dame through a perilous first half in Cleveland's vast Municipal Stadium only to have the Irish open the seacocks in the last two periods and wash out the future skippers, 33 to 6. That score was no less decisive than it should have been. Navy was completely outplayed in the last 30 minutes. The scene-shifters have been busy in the intervening months, and when they meet tomorrow in Baltimore in the week's top game, the Midshipmen will be recognizable, but the Irish won't. A lot has happened to them. There are no more Yonakers and Whites at large in the South Bend line. Angie Bertelli, who was bowing out at Cleveland, is only a memory and so is his understudy, Johnny Lujack. Bob Kelly is running where Creighton Miller ran, and Frank Dancewicz reads the recipe from which the T is brewed. But the Navy is bristling with even more manpower than before, so it's little wonder Annapolis has been set np as the favorite. It would be something Ed McKeever could write his old boss, Lt. Frank Leahy, about if the ND's had this one to check with their baggage when they pull but for home. There were some who thought the Navy could have done it a bit more smartly at Cleveland, although only the most hard-bitten salts entertained the idea that anything would have been enough in this instance. But the sideline sharps did wonder why Navy's attack, which seemed to be having considerable effect when it was thrust at the midline area between tackle and tackle, should have been sent so often outside the flanks where the Irish ends a great pair and the Irish halfbacks, fast and deadly tacklers, were meeting it on the line of scrimmage with apparently no trouble. And there was some wonderment why Hal Hamberg, who is no Bertelli, to be sure, but does rank among the better pitchers, passed more often on the obvious down than when he was in a position to catch the defense off guard. That will have to be remedied tomorrow, for Notre Dame isn't the type of team that allows an opponent to get away with too many mistakes without suffering the consequences. The Middle line of Bramlett, Whitmire, Carrington, Chase, Gilliam and the two Martins, Ben and Jack, ought to more than hold its own. It stopped Georgia Tech's running plays and held Penn to a minus yardage, and so gave public testimony that what defensive weaknesses there are and there are some, else two games would not have been lost must be somewhere else. Penn made no advances of any kind worth mentioning, but Tech was able to throw its way to the victory just a hint that Dancewicz is the gent the men from Annapolis will have in their hair early and often. In the Navy backfield, behind the whacking blocking of Quarterback Dick Duden, Navy can throw Bill Barron and Bob Jenkins either wide or at the tackles, and is able to launch a tough hombre Joe Sullivan of Pittsburgh on its spinners into the center. And she can call on backfield reserves in almost unbelievable numbers, but unfortunately she must tip her hand when she wants to pass, by shooting in Hamberg. The Arkansas Traveler got in only three plays against Penn, the coaches being careful to guard against further aggravation of a leg injury. Tod bad for the Navy that none of its four starting backs is better than an ordinary passer; it would provide a strategic lift that would be tremendous. If there is another match that draws on the imagination of any but provincial clients it will have to be Indiana's visit to Ohio State. The Hoosiers have come fast in late October, the return of Hunchy Hoernsche-meyer (take that one with both eyes open, Mr. Typesetter) having given them a spark that was missing before, while the Bucks, at this writing, have established themselves as the leading all-civilian outfit of the season and have the gleam of the eagle in their eyes as they scent a Big Ten championship. One or the other could insure the title or no worse than a tie, although Ohio has a date with Illinois in the offing that could be a tear-jerker. Yale, under Howie Odell, is another eleven that comes in for a low bow not that the Blue is fit to be placed alongside Notre Dame, Ohio, Georgia Tech and the rest of the top-notchers but merely for the purpose of paying tribute to a crew that has taken what it had, played in its own backyard and performed well enough to remain undefeated. This Yale outfit cannot possibly-lift itself to the place where it will be talked about in the same breath with redoubtable Bulldog teams of the past, but it gets an A-plus for spunk and making the most of its tools. Tomorrow, the Yales take on the Dartmouth Indians, and the old grads with enough gas will have another opportunity to stick out .their chests under the elms. Bout Postponed . NEW YORK, Nov. 3 The featherweight title bout between Champion Sal Bartolo of Boston and Whistling Willie Roach of Wilmington, Del., scheduled lor Nov. 17 at Boston, has been postponed indefinitely because of a nose injury suffered by Bartolo. Suits To a "T" . . . . . . . . .... . . By Mullin one iwh& vm uk bout ry yjutct coeff -o . . ' -I "W "T" FORMATION S THAT fiuMBCR 3 BtoCKiwS s - - T PUTS Tfc BACKS BACK IH- f LOAT1M6 WU5 tMCK--'-"S ' : THEIR CiGHTTUU SPOTS . ,f ( pLtif M Ifr? " i J8tl$m tm TAIL BACK, SA.y BACK. " V S SsSr" VftS THAT LARGE (Js L Wlf MIDDLE -4 ( 7 Vfe1 sr DOC BIANCHARD f f 1S TOP HAND AT THE "FULLBACVaUS I (conscience N JOB 111 AAWtRRAiAHOM.-' 'District Football ( HURTS MS VEJV J V V HAA Th' BALL, 1 i&JSw Down Maple Lane Cpl. Craft Tops Deshon Keglers By JOHNNY MOCK Deshon Hospital keglers were given an exnimtion of plain and fancy maple toppling by pretty, blonde-haired Lillian M. Craft, of the WAC Detachment, who rolled 1S3 in a league game between the WACs and a team of Army nurses. Cpl. Craft, who hails from Newell, Ala., is assigned to the dental clinic at the hospital At Dresent. all toD CpL Craft women's scores are in possession of the southern beauty. Prankie Franz, bowline since he has been able to reach a ball on the rack, rolled a "Dutch" 200 in the last week's series of the Lucky strike House Tenpin League. It's the first time that he accomplished a 200 without a double strike, made by alternating a spare and strike throughout the game. Prosser hit the top 612 total as well as the best single 225. The Pinss have a three-game lead over second-place Cedars. Franz heads the individual averages. PLANCKA&D ooulo BE -tfE ROOKIE OT-TOB VEAB-- M6 . -WG.FAST, UkE3 Tb PLA7 TOOTBAU AND HS iS SUITED TO -A T WIST fO'MT In the Mapleite Tenpin League Marty Rea hit a 201 and reached a 544 aggregate, eight pins short of the standing record held by Catherine Zeitler. Alice Burns, with 156.16, is on top, closely followed by Marty, who has been doing some real timber-hewing lately, with 156.9. Strikes lead the league, two up on Curves. Arcel Suspended HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 3 Ray Arcel of New York was suspended indefinitely by the state athletic commission yesterday for failing to answer a summons to a hearing on charges of "conduct unbecoming a second." Bennett Lumber collected a lot of wood when it took three from Dutch Club No. 2, including the high one-game 993 and the three-game 2880. Krapf turned in a 633 combination and Viard a 224 single. Svach, of Sharpsburg, posted a 224 to share the single honor. BPOE No. 339 retains the league lead in the North Pittsburgh Ten pin League. Dutch Club No. 2 and W. B. U. No. 2 are tied for second place with 18 wins and three losses. Bach to help Sports Stew Served Hot By PAUL KURTZ, Charles E. (Gus) Dorais is known as athletic director in his second year of service with the Detroit Lions, who appear against the Stealers at Forbes Field tomorrow afternoon . . . Dorais is in his 20th year as a football coach in Detroit and has devoted 29 years to directing foot ball squads- Dorais -and insists he would have no other profession love it, that's all there is to it," affable Mr. Dorais says as one talks football with the Lion mentor who 'way back in 1912 booted a field goal for Notre Dame which defeated Pitt and he missed only one placekick in his four college years . . . One of the athletes lost by Penn State when the Lions' marine unit was disbanded was Marine Pvt. "Chuck" Klausing of Wilmerding, No. 1 ranking center and also a boxer on Leo Houck's ring squad last winter . . . Starting next spring, Lt. Charles H. Rosenbloom. the cnaneroi doctor wno was president of the cnar-leroi Baseball Club in the Penn State Association in 1934, and who now is in the Navy, will give a $100 scholarship yearly to the best boy in the WPIAL baseball division comprising Charleroi, Monessen, Brownsville, Monongahela, California and Donora . . . The boys will be selected for their playing ability, scholastic attainment and character ... His idea is three-fold: to stimulate high school baseball, to honor his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Abramovitz, for whom the scholarship will be named, and to perpetuate the names of the men in that area who are killed in action . . . The scholarship may be used at either Pitt, Duquesne, Penn State, Penn or Temple . . . He also will donate a permanent trophy yearly to the team winning that section's title . . . Klausing All the honors in the E. T. Good- fellowship Tenpin League went to Open Hearth and Rolling Mill teams. "Lefty" Feryak, of the latter, set the individual pace by shooting a 242 single and 676 series, creating a new record. Rolling Mill's 915 copped the team high. HOCKEY SUMMARY RESULTS LAST NIGHT AMERICAN LEAGUE Indianapolis .... 3 Buffalo i , NATIONAL LEAGUE Detroit 10 New York 3 Toronto 4 Montreal 1 STANDING OF THE CLUBS AMFRICAN LEAGUE EMtern Division W X. T Hershey 3 1 1 Providence 1 3 1 Buffalo 1 4 1 Western Division Pittsburgh 5 2 1 Cleveland 3 3 O St. Lou if. 2 O 1 Indianapolis 1 3 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L T Ptal W 1. T Tim Toronto... 3 o O Cicnicasro 1 1 O Uetroit... a O O 41 Boston.... 0 2 0 Montreal.. 110 21 New Tork. 0 3 0 d 0G Pet 16 11 23 18 16 12 32 18 10 9 22 11 17 6 16 Joe Returns 'Home' Bach Molds Line to Haunt Team That He Once Coached By CARL HUGHES : 'r-:7: If they didn't know the teacher so well, the Steelers might have less respect for the Detroit line they'll have to smash through to win their first league game at Forbes Field Sunday, but the tutor happens to be an old friend and feared opponent Joe Bach. Followers of the pigskin sport around here don't need to be reminded who Mr. B. is, or why the Lions have one of the best forward walls in the league despite their lack of standout veterans. Head, Coach Gus Dorais invited Joe to the Motor City last Fall, and Bach hasn't let the Detroits down In fact he's done better than ex pected. Joe was a part of the local scene from 1929 until 1937, when he departed for Ni- agra U. He came here Elmer Layden put Duquesne on top of the football heap and when the National Football League's Commissioner left in 1933, Joe took over for the next two years as head man on the Bluff. Coached Steelers Two Tears In 1935, Bach got his first taste of running a pro eleven and in that season and 1936 he led the Steelers to a couple of their most successful years, winning ten and losing 14. This season Joe has proved once mere his right to rank with the oest line coacnes in the game. Starting off with a fair assortment of centers, guards, tackles and ends, Bacn has molded them into a formidable combination that has been improving with every game. Last week, for instance, they held the mighty Green Bay Packers to a mere 115 yards practically a standstill in the pro circuit. The Lions forward wall averages 223 lbs. as compared to the 216-lb. average of the Steeler line. Two Freshmen Tackles Both of the visitors' tackles are newcomers to the pro league. Big Luke Lindon of Kentucky and Johnny Greene, a Pittsburgh grid der who got his higher education at Michigan, are the freshmen. An otner enemy linesman who s no stranger locally is George Siroch-man, the ex-Duquesne guard now in his second year with Detroit. But the outstanding member of the Lions' forward wall and probably the best center in the league this season is Alex Wojciehowicz, who's been at Detroit-seven years and had his name mispelled before that, as a member of Fordham's Experts Concede Irish Need More Than 'Luck' To Turn Back Middies NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UP) The smart money boys. who seldom see football games but are well supplied with the "rigHt dope" on every major team, conceded today that it would take more than the "Luck of the Irish" for Notre Dame to defeat the resurgent Midshipmen of Navy. Underdogs for the first time in two years, Notre Dame was on the short end of a 7-5 price for tomorrow's meeting of the teams at Baltimore in the top football game of the season to date. Seven Blocks of Granite. Wojie is good bet for &U-pro honors. having outplayed two of the top pivot men in the loop already this year Bulldog Turner of the Bears and Charlie Brock of the Packers. The Lion backfield is a better- than-average defensive unit, too, as ne ormiant Don Hutson found last Sunday when he was able to nab three passes practically a record low. Rooney Pays $50 For Fined Player True to his word. Art Roonev today sent Elmer Layden, Commissioner of the National Football League, $50 to pay the fine assessed Gilford. (Cactus Face) Duggan late vesteraay. Duggan was ejected from the Redskin game at Washington Sun aay for slugging, as was Tackle Jim North of the home eleven. The steeler tackle admitted hittine North, but said he did it only after the 235 lb. Redskin had slugged him several times. Ends Tony Bova of the locals and Toe Aguirre of the 'Skins were also tossed out of the game, but Bova has received no word of a fine. Co- coaches Walt Kiesling and Phil Handler got in a few verbal licks at the officials during the Wash ington brawl, but apparently haven't Deen assessed eitner. In criticizing tlw handling of the game by the officials, Roor-ey announced that he would Dav anv and all fines levied against his play ers or coacnes. Mountaineers Set for Owls MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Nov. 3 Special) The largest crowd of the home season is expected to see West Virginia U.'s green eleven entertain the Temple civilians here tomor row afternoon. Following Saturday's surprise 28- 27 upset of Penn State, Mountaineer followers are singing the praises oi their heroes and with the alumni returning for the annual homecoming festivities interest in the team has reached its highest peak. Temple has lost only one game this season and that was to Holy Cross, one of the nation's undefeated gridiron powers. Last week rhp Owls held Bucknell's service- manned squad to a 7-7 tie and af-though the Lion victory sent West Virginia's stock soaring, tomorrow's game is generally believed to be a toss-up. Ineligibles Dim Lions' Chances STATE COLLEGE. Pa., Nov. 3 (UP) Penn State's declining foot ball fortunes were handed another setback today when four freshmen were declared ineligible because of scholastic difficulties. Fullback Al Bellas, Halfback Joe Drazenovich, both starters; Tackle John Baker and Guard Mark May. strovich were lost to the squad. Newcomers who will participate in the Syracuse game tomorrow are Halfback Nick Ranieri, Army Air Corps veteran who is the first prewar gridder to rejoin the squad, and Tackle Bill Ropp, a recently-en rolled freshman. The Orange didn't have a squad last season, but returned to action this year with an all-civilian eleven. Syracuse has an edge in the all- time series, having won ten games to Penn States six. Five contests ended in ties. ! The oddsmakers reasoned that the luck was with the Irish in their four period 13-7 victory over Illinois last week and that Navy, on paper, was a much stronger team than the Illini. Comparisons Favor Navy Statistics announced today by the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau revefled that Notre Dame will have the offensive edge and Navy the de fensive edge. Notre Dame, according to the fig ures, has gained a total of 2,184 yards by rushing and passing in its five games this season while Navy has rolled up 1756 in the same number of games. The Middies, however, hold a wide edge defensively. They have al lowed opponents but 514 yards on the ground and in the air while a net of 1058 has been yielded by the Fighting Irish. A break down of offensive figures discloses that Notre Dame leads Navy in both passing and ground gaining. The Irish have accumulated 1457 yards on the ground and 727 through the air as compared to Navy's 1210 and 546 in the same departments. The Sailors have allowed 108 yards through their powerful line and 406 on passes while Notre Dame's figures on yards allowed COLLEGE FOOTBALL TONIGHT St. Olat at Drake. Florida at Miami. Sov b Plains AB at Southwestern. Lubbock AB at West Texas Stata. TOMORROW DISTRICT Penn State at Syracuse. Temple at West Virginia. EAST Villanova at Army. Seranton at Bloomeburgr. Coast Guard Academy at Brown. NYU at Bucknell. Cornell at Columbia. Dartmouth at Yale. Swarthmore at Franklin-MarehalL Ur sinus at Lafayette, flutters at Lchich. Atlantic City NAS at Muhlenberg. Notre Dame vs. Navy (Baltimore). Michigan at Penn. Case at Rochester. Connecticut at CCNY. MIDWEST Indiana at Ohio State. Nebraska at Iowa. Northwestern at Minnesota. Wisconsin at Purdue. Baldwin-Wallace at Ohio Wesleyan. Michigan State at Missouri. Oklahoma at Iowa State. Kansas State at Wichita. Olathe NAS at Kansas. SOUTH Clemson at Wake Forest. Georgia Tech at Duke. Virginia at Maryland. South Carolina at North Carolina. North Carolina State at VMI. Norfolk Apprentice at William & Mary ijeortna at Aiaoama. Presbyterian at Auburn. Georgia at Duke. Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (Mem Dnis) . Richmond AB at Catawba. 'Tennessee at Louisiana State. Charleston Coast Guard at Daniel Fieia. Millsaps at Southwest Louisiana. Cherry Pt. Marine at Jacksonville NAS SOUTHWEST No. Texas A. & M at Randolph Field Navy Zoomers at Oklahoma A. ft M lowa re-'iignt at xulsa. Iowa State at Oklahoma. Arkansas at Texas A. & H. Texa Tech at Rice. So. Methodist at Texaa. FAR WEST Alameda Coast Guard at California. Colorado at New Mexico. Denver at Utah. San Diego Navy at So. California. Fourth Air Force at UCLA. Amarillo AAF at Second Air Force SUNDA1 St. Mary's at Shoemaker Field, Brooklyn at Boston College. Great Lakes at Marquette Bainbridge Naval at No. Carolina Pre- filtrnt. Georgia Pre-Fllrht at Morris Field. Fort Knox at Bowman Field. (Nieht garnet break down to 672 and 386 respec- tively. ( Leaders Face Stiff Tests Trouble also appeared to be ahead for all but two of the 12 perfect record college and service teams. Only Army's Cadets, at 5 to 1, over Villanova and the Randolph Field Fliers at the same price over North Texas Agaries were conceded vietorv without complications. For the others the margin of superiority was slight and several were expected to topple. Georgia Tech rated only 7 to 5, r. over the hard-luck Duke Blue Devils, rated a much better team than their one vietorv in five starts would indicate. Wake Forest is 7 to 5 over improving Clemson and Yale's Bulldogs 8 to 5 in the traditional Ivy League contest with Dartmouth, while Mississippi State is 2 to 1 over Kentucky. Indiana Pointed for Buckeyes The Ohio State Buckeyes face an Indiana eleven that Coach Bo McMillin has been pointing for the game and are only 6 to 5 to win. Because of McMillm s repu tation for "firing" a team for a certain game, the contest was listed at even money in some Quarters. Kelly May Stay Through Season SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 3 (UP) Notre Dame's football hopes. pigskin during recent days, were on the upswing today with the report that Right-halfback Bob Kelly probably will be available" for the Fighting Irish's entire 10-game gridiron schedule which will be concluded with Great Lakes, Dec. 2. Kelly,, who has scored 60 points during the Irish's five straight vic tories, previously had been ordered to Lido Beach, N. Y., for advanced Navy 12-V training and then his orders were cancelled. BE DISCRIMINATING Drink America's UNEXCELLED WHISKEY BLENDED STRAIGHT WHISKIES 90 Proof MELROSE to 1 II fa offlCCU& S SMitolDUjk,SM. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ESTABLISHED 1885 THE STRAIGHT WHISKIES IN THIS PRODUCT ARE YRS. OR MORE OLD ivu Ic. ul mm FIGHT RESULTS BOSTON Henry Chmielewskl. 160. Portland Me., knocked out Johnny Ryan. 153, Detroit. (4). BALTIMOBri Ike Williams. 132. Trenton. TKO'd Ruby Garcia, 137. Puerto Rieo, (7) : Jimmy Gardner. 182. Philadelphia, decisioned Henry Jones. 206. Kew York. S. FALL RITES. Mass. AI Saunders. 159. Montreal, decisioned Johnny Brown. 159 New York. (10); Tony Berry. 125. Fall River, decisioned Eddy Berrv, 129. Portland, Me. (6): Bob Dance. New York. Decisioned Tony Soave. 155. Marine Corps. (6): Johnny Moran. 151. Boston, knocked out Johnny Marra. 152. Boston Frank (Tiger) Walton, who gained football prominence at Pitt, and later coached at Beaver Falls High and Geneva College, is going; great guns for the Washington Redskins ip their drive for the National Football League honors . . . Busy as ever he works in a canteen for servicemen in Washington every morning and three evenings a week, and practices football in the afternoon ... Two local title games here next week-end have North meeting Central at Forbes Field Friday night for the Independent Catholic championship, and the City High League playoff benefit tilt set at the Pitt Stadium Saturday afternoon ... Bucknell's loss was Yale's gain in the regular fall shuffle of Navy V-12 personnel . . . Jim Seel, a Pittsburgher, was Bucknell's starting center until he was . transferred last week and probably will break right into the Eli lineup tomorrow when the Bulldogs play Dartmouth. A THERE'S ONLY ONE BETTCR tUY IN I0NDS WAR BONDS GIXNMORB DISTILLERIES COMPANY. Incorporated, LOUISVILLE, KENTUQCY Louis Braille t fc a 3 4 invented f Baffle for. I gg potontod th Hollow Wfe Greand Blad for coolotv qwickOT, Toatfor Towdi shaving I I025 TPAT at one LOW Price! Shop . . . and Compare! Only Men who know clothing values will cer tainly want to. get their Fall and Winter Coats NOW at this low price! The big, warm husky Overcoats are lined for greater warmth. 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