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1 2 RENO EVENING GAZETTE October 30, 1943 4 -S5 ifSSP. $ ! Hunters get limits at Wolf Lake, - Vy-'!? ' 2tftf season opens. Travel restrictions t- S a&h ' lgM make suburban spots popular. I jC!j-i--'EygSLmiL.. if iiiiW-'mSr?'".!-. Z.SSSSSSSSSLi SPORTS By HUGH FULLERTON, JR. NEW YORK. Oct. 30. Story McCallum, ear-to-the-ground Evening Star scribe is that Los Angeles interests are offering $100,000 for with the idea of staging it in the are likely to be the eastern playoff siderable weight. . . . Since the playoff is scheduled for December 19 in the midwest, such a shift would eliminate a lot of financial uncertainty even though it did deprive some team they follow all season and (2) pneumonia. ALMA STRANGER Before last week's Notre Dame-Illinols game a sports writer asked Julius Kykovich, Notre Dame halfback from Illinois: "How does it feel to play against your former teammates?" ... "I don't know," replied Julius. "The only one on the Illinois team I know is Lester Joop, who was on the freshman team with me last year." SCRAP COLLECTION Westminster college, a garden basketball "regular," will be back again this winter with a trainee team. . . . Bob Artman, last sea son's top scorer for Doc Carlson at !Pitt, will head the Titans. . . . The Rev. Arnold Fenton, who taught Yale s Scooter Scussel to boot a football 70 yards or so, says that Iwhen Ray first started at the U pt Connecticut he "hooked the ball pike a heifer side-tracking a harsh Imilker." . . . Jerry Lawrence, New York radio man who golfs in the 70 s, used to caddy for Bing Crosby m California. Its reported that uerry also croons a bit when he takes over a pal for a couple of bucks on the links. . . . When St. Mary's high school of Rutherford, !N. J., entertains Cardinal Haves of New York tomorrow, the coaches will be otherwise engaged. St. Mary's is coached by Bob Tro-colar and Cardinal Hayes by Ward Cuff, both of the Giants. TODAY'S GUEST STAR John P. Carmlchael, Chicago Daily News: "One of these days Fritzle Zivic is going to quit fighting. There are those who aver that he already has." SERVICE DEPARTMENT The Sampson, N. Y.. naval sta tion basketball team has heen booked for a couple of double-headers in Buffalo's civic auditori um, if navy rules about playing off-base don't interfere. Opposition will be either Colorado Aggies or Brigham Young in one bill and J JSh ILLINOIS' 4 L,t ALU-AMERICA AGASE (tCws t NOW pOS up X'miS iff V, . CaCj&nss )(( . try I f rfW T. rkW ' i 5-0, V hM& ROUNDUP out of Washington via Walter the National Football league playoff Rose Bowl. . . . Since the Redskins team, the report may carry con fans of (1) a last chance to see the East Texas and U of Savannah in the other, with Canisius college taking the other half. . . . While Charley Brickley, Harvard's fam ous dropkicker, is working in a Wilmington, Del., shipyard, Sgt Charley, jr., is with the army somewhere in England and another son, Pfc. John of the marines, is attached to a M. P. unit in the South Pacific area. . . . After watching his Camp Edwards (Mass.) grid team taly? a coupl of thumpings, Coach Clell Barton, formerly of Washburn U and the Philly Eagles, decided he'd play guard today against Worcester Tech "If I'm good enough to make the team." . . . Watch for the lineups. A PHEASANT TIME WAS HAD Capt. Don Casety of the army air corps, former Syracuse U tennis coach, spent two days of a brief furlough tramping the woods and fields near his home in a vain search for a pheasant. . . . As he was breakfasting his last morning at home, Don looked out the window and saw a cock pheasant. ... He grabbed his gun, stepped out and bagged the bird, then discovered he had only five minutes to catch the train back to his base. . . . His wife wrote that she enjoyed the meal he had provided. ... A case of going hunting instead of fishing and getting nary a bite. Training Essential Says Jim Thorpe JAlINLrlUIN, MO., Oct. 30. UP) Jim Thorpe, famous Indian ath lete, often called the greatest foot ball player of all time, says stories about his refusing to train are all wrong. 'They say I performed miracles without training," Thorpe said yesterday in an address to the Wentworth military academy student body. "That's not true. I trained religiously all during my years of competition." 4 mmwmmmm V V -4. PASS SNAGGER Eddie Rucinski (above), end for the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League, leads the loop in pass receiving with fifteen catches good for 255 yards and two touchdowns. (Associated Press wire photo). PHEASANT SEASON OPENS TOMORROW Pheasant season, limited in most instances to a single day of shooting, will open in nine Nevada counties tomorrow with good hunting in prospect. Local nimrods were making final preparations today to hunt the game birds,' with some sportsmen leaving town late in the day to be close to their favorite hunting area at day break. It appeared that Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, and Washoe counties would attract the greatest number of hunters. Hunting dates have been announced as follows: Douglas, Oct. 31; Churchill, Ormsby and Lincoln, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; Esmeralda, Oct. 31 and Nov. 5; Storey and Washoe, Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 and 7; Lyon, Oct. 81 and Nov. 1 and 7; Clark, Nov. 6 and 7. Shoeless Gridder Proves Able Kicker ODESSA, Tex., Oct. 30. The railbirds were watching the young ster place-kick from 55 yards out, The ball wasn t splitting the uprights but he was kicking it far and high enough. A strong wind was the handicap. Now lots of guys can send the pigskin that far out but how many can do it without shoes? Eugene (Blue Eyes) Clark, 16- year-old guard on the Odessa high chool team does it. Moreover, if conditions are right he can score the points, too. Not only does Clark make the conversions for Odessa but he also kicks off and the ball usually goes down to the opposing team's five yard line. One day in practice he kicked from one goal line and the ball rolled over the other. "When I was a kid," says Clark, I always played barefooted. I learned to kick that way and now I just can't kick with shoes on." He opens a game with one shoe on and one off, kicks the ball and sometimes plays for several minutes before he finds time to get that other shoe on. But he's not just a specialist. He's power in that Odessa line that has been holding the opposition to less than sixty yards a game. Schoolboy Rowe In Golf Tourney MEXICO CITY, ' Oct. 30. UP) Ten golfers from the United States and some of Mexico's best amateurs tee off today in the qualifying round of Mexico's national tournament. One of the Americans is Schoolboy Rowe, major league baseball pitcher, who won fourteen games for the Philadel 4 tS ft 7 Wf ALL-COAST GRID STAR LEAVES FOR SERVICE "Big John" Sanchez of U.S.F. Fame Trades Moleskins for Marine Garb "BIG JOHN" SANCHEZ REDLANDS. Calif., Oct. 30. "Big John" Sanchez, 225-pound Little All-American tackle from the University of San Francisco, and a marine officer candidate trainee under the navy training program at the University of Red-lands, today turned in his maroon Bulldog grid suit as he prepared to leave Redlands for further officer training with the marines. Retiring from football play with "Big John" will be his numeral "71" which, during the past seven years that Sanchez has engaged in gridiron encounters, he has worn emblazoned on the game jerseys of San Diego high school, Los Angeles City college, the University of San Francisco, and finally Red-lands. The Bulldogs decided to retire the number in honor of John's spec tacular play at the U. of R. and have invited the other schools at which he played to join them in the move to retire the numeral "71." BEGAN AT SAX DIEGO Sanchez began his football career at San Diego high school when, as a sophomore, he reported to Coach Joe Beerkle as a candidate for the fullback spot. Coach Joe had different ideas for the husky redhead, however, and "Big John" ended up playing first string left tackle, a position that he has played ever since. With three years of varsity experience to his credit in addition to All-Coast league and All-Southern California high school honor squad laurels, Sanchez, on graduation from San Diego high journeyed north to Los Angeles City college where he played one year of jaysee football. Then he journeyed farther north; this time to the University of San Francisco. One year at L.A.C.C. was enough for John, as while playing there he was selected on the All-League and All-Southern California J-C. teams. Under the able guidance of Coach Jeff Cravath, now U. S. C. grid mentor, Sanchez bloomed into what Cravath termed "the finest tackle that he had ever coached" and in his junior year at U.S.F. he was selected by the Associated Press for the left tackle berth on its All-Coast and its Little All-American star grid teams. Rocky Mountain Grid Tilts Few DENVER, Oct. 30. UP) Military football games monopolize eye witness attention of Rocky Moun tain fans this weekend. Only one college club of the re gion is active Denver plays Mar quette in Milwaukee tonight, out of reach for mountain-country game-goers. Fort Douglas, leader in the Utah service league, played the Logan navy at Logan and Kirtland field, with All-America John Kim brough in the backfield, met the South Plains fliers at Albuquerque today. Fort Warren's quartermas ters will battle the Salt Lake City airbase Wings in Salt Lake City tomorrow. Colorado and Utah are idle until next Saturday, when they meet at Salt Lake City in the second half of the home-and-home series for the mountain states conference title. Colorado won the first game, 35-0. Undefeated, untied Colorado college is resting until November 13, when it plays Utah in Cok rado Springs. Hockey League Season to Open NEW YORK, Oct. 30. UP) The National Hockey league opens its 1943-44 season tonight with the possibility that the lack of experienced goalies and a change in the rules may lead to high scoring. The opening game finds the Bos ton Bruins at the Montreal Canadians and the New York Rangers at Toronto. Tomorrow the Rangers play at Detroit with Toronto jumping to Chicago to meet the Blackhawks. The change in the rules provides for a twelve-inch red line across the middle of the rink. The defending team will be permitted to pass the puck forward to- it instead of to the blue line marking the limit of its defensive zone. SPORTS MIRROR Today a year ago Tami Mauri-ello, 184, outpointed Lee Savold, 191 ?4, in ten rounds at New York. Three years ago Joe Medwick signed a $20,000 contract with Dodgers for 1941. Five years ago Paul Runyan's record of 282 won the Argentine open golf tourney. PROTEGE BEATEN NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 30. UP) Ike Williams of Trenton, N. J., decisively defeated Gene Johnson, New York protege of Henry Arm strong, in a ten-round bout last night. Williams weighed 13354 1 1 ' ji i......,vv11 '"HIM him")' ". f ' r - ' j IV-I c I ''"4s& v.-Vi "BIG JOHN' SANCHEZ REPORTS AT REDLANDS On July 1 of this year, Pvt John C. Sanchez, USMCR, report ed to the University of Redlands as a marine officer candidate trainee. As far as Private Sanchez was concerned, football for him was terminated. But when Coach Lieut, (jg.) "Bo" Molenda, formerly New York Giant coach, then navy athletic officer at the U. of R., organized a grid team early in August, "Big John" Sanchez was the first to report, annexing the first string left tackle position without the slight est opposition. Now, five games later, three losses and two wins, John Sanchez is turning in his football uniform positively for the last time as he, one of the greatest tackles to come out of Southern California, pre pares to tackle the job of becoming on officer in the United States marine corps. HAWTHORNE NAVY QUINTET FORMED The Hawthorne Sailors have begun basketball practice for the 1943-4 season and are working out twice weekly on the huge new court which, as part of the recreation center, was dedicated shortly after the close of the 1942 basketball season. According to Lt. Thomas A. Tucholski, athletic director for the middies, Hawthorne will be represented by a fair aggregation and the navy boys want to schedule games, preferably on a home-and-home arrangement. Western Nevada basketball teams looking for games are urged to contact Lieutenant Tucholski at the Naval ammunition depot, Hawthorne. Fights Last Night CHICAGO. Fritzie Zivic, 150, Pittsburgh, outpointed Bobby Richardson, 149, Cleveland (10). NEW ORLEANS Ike Williams, 133 , Trenton, N. J., outpointed Gene Johnson, New York, 138 M (10). TAUNTON, Mass. Francis Leonard, 130. Taunton, outpointed Eddie Moniz, 132, Fall River (8). SAN FRANCISCO. Paulie Peters, 163, San Francisco, outpointed Pete Pedro, 167, San Francisco (10). BOSTON. Tippy Larkin. 143, Garfield, N. J., knocked out George "Red" Doty, 144, Hartford (4). WORCESTER, Mass. Pat Foley, 134, Worcester, outpointed Joe Lemieux, 140, New Bedford (10). HIGHLAND PARK, N. J. Bill McDowell, 160, Paterson, outpoint ed Joe Lynch, 166, Plainfield (8). HOLLYWOOD Ernesto Aguil-ar, 120, Mexico City, outpointed Joe Robleto, 120, Pasadena (10). INDIANAPOLIS Jack Marshall, heavyweight, Texas, outpointed Johnny Denson, heavy weight, Indianapolis (12). QUICK SCORES AMERICUS, Ga., Oct. 30. UP) The way the game turned out they need not have been in such a hurry about it. but the Americus high school footballers clicked off three touchdowns in the first five plays from scrimmage against Forsyth high last night. Americus won 40 to 0. NOTICE! My ranches in Carson Valley are closed to pheasant and quail hunt-ling this year. No permits issued. GEO. G. HUSSMAN, Gardnerville, Nev. Zivic Winner Over Richardson In Chicago Fight Former Champion Coasts to Take Easy Decision CHICAGO, Oct. 30. UP) After thirteen years in the ring, thirty year-old Fritzie Zivic, Pittsburgh welterweight and former champion, just shrugs when asked if he plans to reiire. "There's only one easy way I know to quit, he said, "and that's to get my nose fixed up. If I ever get it straightened out, I won't want to get it punched again." Zivic won his 130th bout in 176 starts last night by taking a ten-round decision over Bobby Richardson, Cleveland Negro, in the opening show of the indoor boxing season at Chicago stadium. A crowd of 6520 watched four ten-round bouts and contributed $22,114 in gross receipts. SLOW FIGHT After taking a beating recently in Detroit from Jake La Motta, Zivic spent five rounds last night protecting a gash under his left eye to stay groomea ior a return fight with La Motta in New York on November 12. After Referee Norman McGarrity twice warned him for lack of action, Zivic opened up in the sixth heat and finally sent the cautious, rather timid Richardson sprawling for a nine-count in the seventh with a smashing left hook to the stomach. Zivic outweighed his young op ponent 150 ?4 to 149 pounds. Other ten-round results: Nate Bolden of Chicago, 173 U, beat Claudio Villar of New York, 199!i; Pfc. Joe Maxim of Cleveland, 182 'i, beat Buddy Scott of Tampa, Fla., 180; Freddy Dawson of Chicago, 136, beat Harry Tean-ey of Cleveland, 137. Golfing Seniors In Quarter-Finals Play in the first annual Nevada senior amateur goir tournament continues at the Washoe county course this weekend with the eight winners of the first round meeting in the quarter-finals. The tourney is limited to golfers fifty years of age or over. Meeting in match play at handi cap are: i?ranK irvm ana xate Wil liams; E. C. Bangs and Bob Os borne; Ken Henderson and Dan O'Connell; A. K. Bourne and Charles Rawlings. The winner of the unprecedented event, as well as the runnerup, will be awarded trophies given by A. K. Bourne. First round results last weekend were as follows: Frank Irvin defeated Bill Totman, 3 and 2; E. C. Bangs won from Claude Saviers by default; Bob Osborne downed Walter Butler, 4V2 and 4; Ken Hender son beat Ernest Harker, one up; Dan O'Connell defeated Bert Cohen, 4 and 3; A. K. Bourne topped H. W. Edwards, 4 and 3; Charles Rawlings took the match from Bill Goodin by default. Game a Day Pace For Army Gridders FORT SHERIDAN, 111., Oct. 30. UP) Fort Sheridan's first football team has an ironman assignment for the ' week-end, playing two games instead of the conventional one encounter. The army team today entertains Wilson Junior college of Chicago and tomorrow goes to Milwaukee to meet the Falk Corp. eleven, 1942 midwest industrial league champions. It will be the soldiers' third game in eight days, having played at Dayton, O., last Saturday. FOOTBALL SOUTH South Carolina 20 Charleston Coast Guard 0. Georgia 39 Howard 0. Presbyterian 19 Camp Gordon 13. MIDWEST Tuskegee, Ala. Institute 27 Wil-berforce 0. Rosecrans Army air field 33 Wentworth Military academy 12. Kearns Army Air base 25 Bush-nell Army hospital 0. S. C. Presbyterian college 19 Camp Gordon 13. Tuskegee, Ala., Institute 27 Wil-berforce, Ohio, university 0. KEARNS BASE WINS SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29. UP) A Kearns army air base ejeven had little difficulty in disposing of the army's Bushnell general hospital, Brigham City, team, 25 to 0. r . 1 n J y ; 9' t I 7y J ! lis ,9 A fr Just like that! Bronko Nagur-skl, Chicago Bears tackle, tosses Dominic Sigillo, another Bear, over his shoulder during a workout. The 235-pound Nagurskl is at right. BRONKO NAGURSKI BACK FOR MORE PRO FOOTBALL Minnesota Iron Man at Tackle Spot For League-Leading Chicago Bears CHICAGO, UP) Frankie Sink- wich, the nation's No. 1 collegiate football player last year, waited for his Detroit Lion teammates to open a hole past the Chicago Bears' Bronko Nagurski, the great pro grid hero of the thirties. Frankie grabbed the ball and, swinging his hips and changing pace, headed for the Bronk. With one mighty sweep, the Bronk reached out and felled Frankie, and as the players piled on, iagursKo mutterea in oinK- vvich's ear: "You can't fool an old man with that dipsy-do stuff, son" It was just that element ex- penence mat prompted xne uni- cago Bears this fall to bring back the mighty Bronk, in a move slightly comparable to the New York Yankees returning Babe Ruth to their lineup. STILL HAS POWER The difference is that they knesv Nagurski could be a big help. He still has the power and coordina tion to be a formidable lineman. So it's as a tackle that the bust ing Bronk, now 34, reappears on the pro grid scene after a five-year 'retirement". He's been in the line before he was a great tackle at Minnesota but it was as a full back that he made his great mark in the. National football league. They tell about the day in Pittsburgh when the big Bronk broke into the line and knocked a Steeler player unconscious. Two substitutes were carrying the injured fellow off, but simultaneous ly the time-out ended and the next play called for Nagurski to lug the ball on an end sweep. DOUBLE KNOCKOUT As Bronk went for the side lines he caught up with the Pittsburgh stretcher convoy and sent al Ithree sprawling, knocking out the injured player again. Nagurski always was a fabulous character in the pro league. Near the close of career No. 1 he mixed football with outside appearances as a wrestler. One Tuesday after Come In Open Evenings and Sundays Standard size portraits in two hours . . . moderate prices . . . framing and tinting. . MODERN PHOTO 28 East Second Street Only the best quality of materials used. Let me estimate your interior decoration. No job too small. Paul Barnes 221 Maple Street Phone 8438 IK I. i - - An it I tii iTiiiHlti-KT ii,ti a game in Duluth, Nagurski left the Bears and flew to the west coast for several mat matches. Two weeks later he caught up with the team in Pittsburgh and watched in disgust as the Bears tried for three periods to break a scoreless tie with plays unfamiliar to the Bronk. They were back on their own ten when Nagurski entered the game and scowled: "Forget the new stuff. Let's use the old plays." In seven attempts the Bronk carried the ball toward the goal line and set up the winning touchdown. It was a strange day this fall when Nagurski rejoined the Bears. Only George Musso, Danny Fort-mann and George Wilson of his old teammates were still around. The Bronk told co-coaches Luke Johnson and Hunk Anderson: "I'd like to get in the backfield again, but for my health's sake and his face split in a wide grin "I don't think I'd better." So Anderson, a master as a line coach, went to work on the big fellow and groomed him for tackle. CARRIED 856 TIMES 1 Certainly as a tackle Nagurski can't hope to WTite his name in the pro grid record books like he did as a fullback. In eight years he plowed 3947 yards in 856 carries and completed "6 of 80 of those jump passes he could throw from anywhere back of the scrimmage line. He scored 236 points and made the all league team seven times, missing out in 1935 when arthritis slowed him. Typical of the way Nagurski scraped up acquaintances and influenced people is the story of the homeward-bound Pittsburgh team after a harrowing experience against the Bears and Nagurski, the fullback. The engine hit a truck and the players sprawled out of their scats as the train ground to a stop. One rookie dived to the floor and when his teammates looked down at him in surprise he cried: "Jiggers, gang, the Bronk again." TARPS Made to Order and Repaired Truck Cushions Recovered Burlap for Shrubery All Work Guaranteed! TED'S CUSKION SERVICE 800 West Fourth Street (Opposite Diner) PHONE 4683 BELIEVE IT...L OR NOT! t We Have Wrist Watches $12 so io $59 50 Postage paid on all mail orders. FREE DELIVERY 8:00 A. 31. to 9:00 P. 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