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The iv f iNNEAroos Star. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1937 n n fv r ALL MM rr li 1 ITS. lib 1; v u v; B'XTTXN An nrpv n OWDOW ON PORrT Z II II V II CHARLES J0HNS0N1- RICKEY "K MILWAUKEE, WIS. One has to attend one of these minor or major league baseball sessions to appreciate the vastness of the St. Louis Cardinals' chain store system as well as the businesslike manner in Which this gigantic organization is operated. One can't turn around in the Schroeder hotel lobby today without bumping into a Cardinal representative, big or small. The Cardinals have the largest delegation of men at this or any other meeting. The big boss is Branch Rickey, the general manager, and not Sam Breadon, the principal owner. An able executive, Rickey is hidden away in his hotel suite pulling the strings and doing the directing. His agents are on the trading floor (the concrete lobby). They do all of the preliminary work, report to the big boss; then he issues the orders. This St. Louis outfit has no less than 30 men representing every known league at this minor league session. Checking over the group, we find that the Cardinals own or have working agreements with one major league club, three in double A, one in class A, four in B, four in C and 15 in D. From that setup, it's easy to explain why the Cardinals have so many players. They concentrate on the raw rookies, then develop them, with the major leagues .as their eventual goal. The Cardinals must be given credit for trying to give every baseball-minded youngster a chance to go into this profession. They scour the country for talent on a most systematic basis with an organization that does nothing but this work through the year. From every prospect they demand the following two natural gifts speed and good throwing arms. Fielding and batting are secondary in the first sift of material. That comes later in actual competition where more fall by the wayside as they show a permanent weakness In some department We don't think these chain stores are an asset to baseball, but they have some good qualities. However, we marvel at the St. Louis organization and the smooth manner in which it handles its tremendous amount of business. Branch Rickey, a smart gent if baseball ever had one, Is responsible for it. How long this organization would last if he stepped out is a question that can't be answered until it happens. But as long as he's on the job, he'll keep the works moving most effectively. d -fc -b KARL ERSEEN ONCE MORE SHOWS THE WAY JUST AS WE HOPPED A TRAIN last night for the scene of these J many, sessions, we were handed the final and official record of the football prognosticators for the 1937 season, which to all intents and purposes ended last Saturday. Once again, The Star's Karl Erseen leads the way even though by-only a small margin. His leadership isn't anything new to football fans or for those who follow his predictions in other lines. He's uncanny as an accurate sport forecaster. Look at the standings for 1937 in football: Risrht Wrong Ties Pet. Erseen 606 124 59 .830 Darhy Hicks 673 150 75 .818 Heck 773 174 80 .816 Royal Ziemer 598 163 67 .786 Four Coaches 506 153 58 .785 Norman Sper 168 49 25 .774 Roundy 87 39 15 .690 One's first reaction to that table is one "expert" picked more games than another. That's true. However, there is still another and fairer way of determining the relative abilities of these guessers. That is to gauge all of them on the same basis judging them only on games where all picked the same events. Even by such a comparison Erseen leads the field. Here are the standings for that: Right Wrong Ties Pet. Karl Erseen f. 415 96 44 .812 Heck 412 99 44 .806 Darby Hicks 408 103 44 .798 Royal Ziemer 406 105 44 .795 Twedell Is on Third Team By DAVIS J. WALSH New York (INS) Following a national survey and poll of opinion by spokesmen from every major section, the International News Service today is presenting its annual All America football team, with the two seaboards, east and far west, taking seven of the eleven positions. Six of the first team selec tions, namely, Markov. Stockton. Wojeiechowicz, Goldberg, Frank and White, dominaated the selections throughout and won their places clearly. It remained for Byron "Whiz-zer" White, the Colorado comet, to stand alone, however, as the one man who was accorded his honor by a unanimous vote. Oddly, Frank, one of the most I.N.S. All America First Team Age Weight Left End Wysocki, Villanova 22 180 Left Tackle Kinard, Mississippi 22 215 Left Guard Stockton, California 21 185 Center Wojeiechowicz, Fordham 22 193 Right Guard Dougherty, Santa Clara. . . 21 205 Right Tackle Markov, Washington 22 195 Right End King, Minnesota 21 195 Quarterback Frank, Yale 22 190 Left Halfback White, Colorado 21 190 Right Halfback Goldberg, Pittsburgh . . .19 180 Fullback Kilgrow, Alabama 22 193 Second Team Pos. Souchak, Pitt LE . Shirey, Nebraska LT. Monsky, Alabama LG. Hinkle, Vanderbilt C. Routt, Texas Aggies... RG. Matisi, Pitt... RT. Jordan, Georgia Tech.. RE. Hackney, Duke QB . Chapman, California. . . LH. Osmanski, Holy Cross.. RH. Davis, Indiana FB. Third Team . Sweeney, Notre Dame Ryba, Alabama ...Zitrides, Dartmouth . ...Herwig, California . . . Twedell, Minnesota . . Babartsky, Fordham . .Bershak, N. Carolina Meek, California .Pingle, Michigan State . . . .Stopper, Villanova .Rohm, Louisiana State publicized backs of the year, had to fight for his place in the first team backfield, not a few favoring a switch of positions whereby Chapman of California was to be moved up from halfback to quarterback. But though Frank failed as a runner in his two big games wtih Dartmouth and Harvard, his defensive genius, his blocking, passing and quarterbacking was such that in the final count, he remained that ideal of the gridiron, a "coaches' ball player." Kinard got his tackle position only after a rugged rally all the way from Shirey and Matisi.' Joe Routt almost beat Dougherty out of his place at guard, with Monsky polling a strong vote also. The latter's teammate, Joe Kilgrow, finally won the fullback position, but not without a rousing contest from Davis, Rohm (actually a halfback), and Christianson, Minnesota. As for the two first team ends, they were crowded from the start by Souchak, Jordan, Sweeney, Bershak: Benton, Arkansas; Daddio, Pitt; Miller, Dartmouth, and a half dozen others. Perhaps the oddest feature of the voting was that Babartsky, the Fordham tackle, ran consistently ahead of the more celebrated Ed Franco from the same team, the contention being that Babartsky was the more consistent. Franco's trouble, it seemed, was that his flair for the spectacular sometimes carried him afield and left his position open for reverse plays. & .V) j, ij, - i MW" ; i 4Si 11 NuVf Iff v viz RAY KING Chosen on S All America football team Lipscomb of Duke, by the way, came in for considerable favor, probably as a result of his excellent effort against Pitt in the final game of the year. Many of the observers liked Gatto, LSU tackle, for the third team. Struck and Foley, the Harvard backs, received a scattered mention. So did MacLeod and Hutchinson, the Dartmouth backs. Likewise Luckman of Columbia and Gray of Oregon State, These were only a comparative few in the long line of nominees. HARD IS CHAIRMAN OF TICKET GROUP Gopher Seating Study Will Take at Least Two Months The same conscientious effort to solve the seating problem at the University of Minnesota which marked the original meeting of the selected committee was evident again yesterday when the sub-committee of five met for the first time. Machinery to make a detailed study of the problem was set up, and so thorough will be its survey that a report is not anticipated for at least two months. The Board of Regents will be asked for an appropriation to finance the study. The sub committee is made up of Prof. John Reig-hard, assistant dean of the Business school as chairman, Dr. Larry Doyle, president of the "M" club; Carroll Geddes, student financial adviser; and Charles Ireys, vice president of the Russell-Miller milling company, and Joe Toner, representing the students. Also present were Leslie Schroeder, ticket manager; and E. B. Pierce, chairman of the Senate committee. FITT RECEIVES AWARD New York-lNS) For the second straight year, the University of Pittsburgh football team today was the recipient of the August V. Lambert memorial trophy, em-blematic of leadership among eastern gridiron teams. KAMS DOMMATE U.P. TEAM Whizzer White Named All American Quarter He Bosses Party at Annunciation So, there you have Mr. Erseen out in front again. It's not a new experience for him because in basketball, football and baseball he has an enviable record that stretches over a period of years. And here's the strange part of it: he goes to very few sports events. r ir ir DE CORREVONT IN DIFFICULT SPOT "DASEBALL MEN two years ago got wise to themselves and staged their annual meetings after the football season was over instead of when the gridiron campaign was at its height. As a result, their sessions get more publicity and more serious attention. However, it's impossible to discard football entirely even at this date, when baseball deserves the spotlight. The scribes, of whom there are hundreds here, still get into the football business occasionally. This morning we moved in on a group of Chicago scribes to And out what was going on. To our surprise, we discovered that the subject of conversation wm the most highly publicized pre star in the past decade Billy De Correvont of Chicago. This boy scored over 204 points in prep competition this fall. He gained such a fine reputation that in his finale game last Saturday he showed before 102,000 paid customers for what should be an all time record for high school attendance. And strange as it may seem, Billy didn't stumble all over himself as these publicized youngsters often do when such a big crowd is looking on. Among the things we found out about Billy is that he's a normal American boy. And the most important thing he hasn't become FAT HEADED one bit because of his many brilliant feats. That's something in his favor. But the big point of the discussion today was on where the young man would land for a college career. Every big time school has given him the once over during the 1937 season, and every one would like to have him. But it's a fact that most schools are afraid of the young man. They can hardly be blamed because the .institution that gets him will find the finger of suspicion pointed at it in a big way whether it deserves it or not. The boy, too, Is In a tough spot In picking his next school. Every one will be skeptical about the inducements made to him. There are some reports that this young sensation may wind up at Chicago where football is a minor sport as far as football is concerned Wed like to see the boy get a better athletic break than that, but maybe it would be the best thing that could happen to him. All eyes will be on Billy De Correvont from now on. And they snouia De ior every one is agreea mat ne s tne real goods as a prep football star. r UeLJ MILWAUKEE HAS ITS T IKE MINNEAPOLIS and St. 1 . . RING REVIVAL. TOO -V ,-, LKNHART KENNY BROWN Directing the Patty Berg-Mar-ty Christiansen testimonial at Annunciation parish next Monday night will be Kenny Brown, who has handled the athletic program at the Washburn district parish. Supporting the testimonial will be the AAA, sponsors of the Northwest Catholic amateur basketball tournament, the Minnesota state Catholic high school tournament and the South Minneapolis amateur boxing shows. Paul, Milwaukee is enjoying a slight - fistic revival in recent weeks. Thpv have somp hnrw hpre thar eventually this city can regain the spot that it once had as one of the best fight towns in the country. We're not quite sure how long the fistic prosperity will last in the Twin Cities. Tommy O'Loughlin got off to a good start last week because he had a fine card with some real attractions. Harry Lennon's promotional effort in St. Paul Friday night, when he offers Fred Len-hart and Oscar Rankins, undoubtedly will do well at the box office because it has all the earmarks of a real competitive event, an asset that most matches have lacked in recent years. Oar hunch is that one Mr. Lenhart will figure prominently in the success or failure of this sport in the Twin Cities during the remainder of the winter. Fred is one of those rare fellows who will fight anyone that is offered to him juit to keep busy. So if he should get by Rankins again this week, he will be available for a title shot with John Henry Lewis in Minneapolis in January. He also could be used against ther topnotchers because he'll make a contest of it all the way, AA Protests LITTLE WORLD SERIES OUT? Milwaukee (INS) Baseball's Little World Series" appeared to be headed for the junk heap today. While the International league voted in favor of the playoff system to select their representative for the annual minor league classic, the American Association still stood on its protest against the system. Unless one or the other backs water or they can work out a compromise, league officials were of the opinion the whole thing may be called off. The only other outstanding move of the Internationals was to reelect President Frank Shaughnessy for a term of three years at a reported salary boost, and to permit each club to employ a coach. CLINT FRANK GIVEN TROPHY New York U.R) The Heiseman trophy, emblematic of the nation's outstanding player of the year, goes to Clinton Frank, halfback who captained the Yale team. Frank will be notified officially at New Haven today by Willard Prince, chairman of the trophy committee of the Downtown Athletic club. The award is made annually in memory of the late John W. Heiseman, for 36 years a football coach. Francis Twedell on Second Team, King on Third By STCART CAMERON New York U.R) California and Fordham, two of the strongest teams in the nation, dominated the annual all America football team named today by the United Press. Two players from each of those schools were on the mythical eleven. The following summary gives the first team's claims to fame: WHITE, QUARTERBACK Greatest back in his school's history. Scored 16 touchdowns in eight games, made-23 conversions and kicked one field goal for a total of 122 points. There is nothing a back has to do that he didn't do outstandingly. FRANK, LEFT HALFBACK Hard blocker, deadly passer. Yale men describe him as another Ted Coy the greatest praise an Eli could give to one of his men. CHAPMAN, RIGHT HALF BACK Key man in the great Cal ifornia backfield. Great punter especially when the pressure was on him. A proficient blocker and strong runner on weakside plays. GOLDBERG, FULLBACK Great runner of ends and the middle of the line. Developed into a good passer and quick-kicker this sea son. An excellent open-field run ner. WYSOCKI, END Great defensive end. Carries ball well. Great kicker. Personally responsible for several victories that kept Villa' nova undefeated. SWEENEY, END Emerged from second stringer in first game to All America. An opportunist who made own breaks by hard charg ing and brilliant speed. Was win ning factor in Navy, Northwestern and Minnesota games, by blocking kicks or picking up blocked kicks for scores. KINARD, TACKLE One of the speediest tackles in the country, Runs the 100 in 10.4 seconds which accounted for his tremendous charging. Handled kickoffs and points after touchdowns. Was the Iron Man" of the Southeastern conference. FRANCO, TACKLE Known as the "Devil Doll." Good blocker on offense and a demon on defense. North Carolina put four blockers on him and couldn't stop him. STOCKTON, GUARD One of the fastest line-chargers on the coast. Was constantly In opposition backfield. Excelled as a blocker on a team where blocking was brought to a superlative de gree. ROUTT, GUARD Outstanding aggressive rlaver. Fine blocker and great on defense. All opposl tion assigned three or four men to block him out but still had diffi- cultv stoDDing him. A 60-minute player. WOJCTECHOWICZ, CENTER Never played a bad game in his football career. The bulwark of one of the strongest lines in foot ball. His ability to open holes in the opposition line accounted for more victories than the entire Fordham backfield. Always one of the first men down the field on covering kicks. Age Wt. Ht. Class 22 180 6 Junior 23 215 6 Senior 22 194 6 Senior 22 193 3 11 Senior 21 185 5 10 Senior 22 196 5 8!i Senior 23 190 6 Senior 21 190 6 Senior 22 190 5 10 Senior 21 184 6 Senior 19 180 5 11H Junior U. P. All America First Team Position Player School Left End John Wysocki, Villanova ... Lett Tackle Frank Kinard, Mississippi. Left Guard Joseph Routt, Texas A&M Center Alexander Wojeiechowicz. Fordham Right Guard Vard Stockton, California Right Tackle Edw ard Franco, Fordham Right End Charles Sweeney, Notre Dame Quarterback Byron White, Colorado.. Left Half Clinton Frank, Yale Right Half Sam Chapman, California. Fullback Marshall Goldberg, Pitts burgh Second Team Pos. Third Team Bershak, North Carolina LE King, Minnesota Shirey, Nebraska LT Beinor, Notre Dame Monsky, Alabama LG Buckner, Tulane Hinkle, Vanderbilt C Herwig, California Twedell, Minnesota RG Slivinski, Washington Matisi, Pittsburgh RT Tipton, Alabama Souchak, Pittsburgh RE Daddio, Pittsburgh Luckman, Columbia QB Puplis, Notre Dame Wolfe, Texas LH Bottari, California Kilgrow, Alabama RH O'Brien, Texas Christian Karamatic, Gonzaga FB Cecil Isbell, Purdue Honor Roll ENDS Dohrmann, Nebraska; Jordan, Georgia Tech; Holland, Cornell; Dreher, Denver; Druze, Fordham; Boyd, Baylor; Benton, Arkansas; Smith, Oklahoma; Steen, Rice; Schwartz, California; Kovatch, Northwestern; Green, Harvard; Fitts, Bowdoin. TACKLES Melius, Villanova; Brunansky, Duke; Barbartsky, Fordham; Markov, Washington; Ryba, Alabama; Kevorkian, Harvard; Isbell, Army; Hale, Texas Christian; Kaplinoff, Ohio State; Booth, Harvard; Stoll, California; John, Yale; Armanati, St. Vincent's; Krueger, Kansas State. GUARDS Sivell, Auburn; Merlin, Vanderbilt; Little, Army; Smith, Louisiana State; Reutz, Notre Dame; Kawchak, Carnegie Tech; Evans, California; Lezouski Pittsburgh; Nee, Harvard, Zitrides, Dartmouth; McLemore, Vanderbilt. CENTERS Miller, Indiana; Brock, Nebraska; Moore, Colorado; Dougherty, Santa Clara; Hartline, Army; Hensley, Pittsburgh; Wolf, Ohio State; Parks, Oklahoma, BACKS Paulman, Stanford; Mayberry, Florida; Pavelko, Santa Clara; Patrick, Pittsburgh; Meek, California; Gray, Oregon State; Waskowitz, Washington; Struck, Harvard; Patterson, Bay-lor; Baer, Oklahoma; Thompson, Oklahoma; Hackney, Duke; Pingel, Michigan State; Hessberg, Yale; Hutchinson, Dartmouth; Schwenk, Army; MacLeod, Dartmouth; Osmanski, Holy Cross; Heap, Northwestern; Stebblns, Pittsburgh; Sims, Georgia Tech; Gmitro, Minnesota; Famigliettl, Boston U.; Davis, Indiana; Kin-nick, Iowa; Farkas, Detroit Prepare Fete for Barnard Les Barnard, coach of the South high school football team, will be honored at a testimonial banquet at the Curtis hotel Dec. IS. And these former South high captains are aiding in making arrangements: Rolland Ring, 1937; Vernon Aim, 1932; Kelly Ness, 1928; Len Velan-der, 1931, and Gene Newton, 1936, are the captains shown here, left to right. J rr- JIMMY ROBINSON Dr. Raymond Stone writes: I have read that you think the deer season should have been closed this year. However, you have not given any reasons, nor suggested a remedy. It is easy to criticize. Now let's hear you give a concrete suggestion." I mentioned several times in the past that no district can stand the strain the deer of Minnesota have suffered recently. I have explained the Pensylvania deer law on several different occasions simply because it has been successful. Although Pennsylvania has only 4,750,000 available acres of deer territory, there is deer for everybody when the season opens. We might add that Pennsylvania made its first deer planting in 1912. In 1920 it opened the first deer season on bucks only and shot 1,000 deer. By having buck shooting two out of three years the deer herd gained foothold and in 1932 78,000 bucks and does were taken during the season. In 1933 they shot only bucks and killed 22,000. Th fol lowing year, (bucks only) they killed just 18,000. Then the fol lowing year, 1935, which was open for bucks and does, they sold 100,000 licenses and these hunters killed 96,000 deer. Pennsylvania has found that by closing the season on does two out of three years, they tamstand an annual season. Another secret of Pennsylvania's success is the fact that they have small refuges, surrounded by public shooting grounds. Our only deer refuge, the Superior National forest is too large. We might also add that Minnesota has 40,000 acres available for deer hunting. BY JACK NORTON THE FOOTBALL season may be . . . . . t . 1 n A I . .. weeks the fans will be busy review ing the 1937 season and previewing 1938. In order that we fans may get a sane outlook on the season to come, it might be well to look ahead and see what we have to face next year in Washington, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. Washington and Purdue were not on the schedule this year, and their addition 'isn't going to make the Gopher schedule any easier. When we know what the other teams showed this year and realize that every team we face in 1938 is big league caliber, maybe we won't be picking Another G-V Man Switches Posts natural championships in the summer. If we jump around the country, we find that (despite many upsets) that the forecast ran pretty true to form. Down south Alabama came through and patiently awaits the Rose Bowl offer. Out west It ( was a foregone conclusion that California would be tops. By the way, how many fans know that California's coach, Stub Allison, is an Anoka boy? Down in the Ivy league, Yale seemed to be out in the lead until it received the setback from Harvard. This gave the shade to Dartmouth. While on eastern football and the Ivy league, let us say that they all report Frank of Yale a really great player. As a sample of his smartness In one game, going down for a pass and realizing that he would have difficulty in getting it ahead of the defensive back coming up rapidly, Frank, using a basketball trick, jumped, batted the ball over the defensive players' heads, ran around, caught the ball, and kept going. Down east the freshmen play a regular schedule, and the fans have an opportunity to figure strength ahead. Dartmouth, Yale and Cornell are well fortified with returning lettermen and fine freshmen prospects. Dick Harlow, who did a splendid job at Harvard this year, will have back only a few regulars and nothing much from the freshmen. Our own choice of the eastern teams is Pittsburgh. We had the pleasure of seeing them in action, and they had everything weight, speed, drive and blocking. Goldberg is a great back, and Cassiano is not far behind him. HOPPE HOLDING 71.2 CUE LEAD New York-U.R Willie Hoppe of New York and Jake Schaefer of Chicago were all square today in their 71.2 balkline billiard match for the American championship. AL COLLINS For the second time within a week, a former Golden Valley amateur has been jiamed to an important golfing post. Al Collins, once Golden Valley amateur who since turned professional and has been holding forth at the famous Indian Hills country club, Kansas City, for the last 11 years, has been named professional at the Highland Golf and Country club, Indianapolis, it was revealed today. The Indianapolis club is regarded as one of the finest in that section of the country. TONIGHT (Wed.) at 8:30 Minneapolis it. Wichita A R E N A 2900 Dupont S. COMFORTABLY HFA1KD Box Sfalu SI. SO. S1.2A, 1 ( RmervM 8rU 76c, 65c and 4 Or, Tax Inrludrd. Tlckcti on Hale at Downtown Tlckr Of Are, 107 N. W. Bank Bid, ft Arena. Shetplintd ULSTERS Full lined, 48-in. to SO-in. lengths BrECIAL SOf-14 WCOUfT AVI 14 51 5 - i

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