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Jackson, Mississippi
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Friday, January 9, 1953
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THE-CLARION-LEDGER, JACKSON, MISS., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1953 SECTION THRE6 Champion Detroit Club Dominates NFL All-Star Teams PAGf a Five Lions Are Honored; Hugh McElhenny Is Named Top Rookie Of '52 Season By FRANK ECK NEW YORK. Jan. 8-Ul-Pive members of the champion Detroit Lions have been selected for T h e Associated Press All-Pro two pla toon football team. Chosen for the offensive array were End Cloyce Box, Guard Lou Creekmur and Quarter-back Bobby Layne. Lions on the defensive squad are Tackle Thurman McCraw and Halfback ' Jack Christiansen. Four Cleveland Browns, who lost to the Lions in the champion ship playoff, were picked for the team after polling: Associated Press sports writers in the various National League cities. Browns named for the offensive eleven are Center Frank Catski and Guard Lou Groza. Those on the defensive setup are Guard Bill Willis and End Len Ford. 49ers Place Three The San Francisco 49ers. third place finishers in the Western Division won by Detroit after a playoff with Los Angeles, surprisingly placed three men on the offensive team. They are Halfback Hugh McElhenny, the league's outstanding rookie. End Gordon Soltau and Tackle Leo Nomellini. Besides the Lions. Browns and 49ers on the offensive team others chosen are Tackle George Connor of the Chicago Bears. Halfback Eddie Price of the New York Giants and Fullback Dan Towler of the Los Angeles Rams. Players from five other teams besides the Lions and Browns were selected for the defensive eleven. Two Giants, Safety Emlen Tunnell and Tackle Arnie W e 1 n-meister, were the biggest vote getters. Also on the team are Guard Stan West of the Rams. End Peter Fihos and Linebacker Chuck Bednarik of the Philadelphia Eagles, Linebacker Jerry Shipkey of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Halfback Ollie Matson of t b e Chicago .Cardinals. Three teams Washington, Green Bay and Dallas failed to gain places on the 22-man squad. Based on league statistics, the offensive team is truly an outstanding unit. Towler Gained 894 Yards Towler, 220-pound Negro who played for Washington and Jefferson during his collegiate career, led the league in ground gaining. In 156 a 1 1 e m p t s he gained 894 yards and averaged 5.7 yards per carry. Both figures topped the marks of Price who failed to regain the ground gaining title he won in 1951. McElhenny, a star at the University of Washington, had the best ground gaining average in the league. On 98 attempts he averaged seven yards and was the league's fourth best ground gainer. Bobby Layne got the quarterback spot after a close -vote with Cleveland's Otto Graham. Layne ranked seventh in league passing yet he tossed 19 touchdown passes as against fourth ranked Graham's 20. However, the Lion coaches credited the team's offensive success during the season, to Layne's play calling. He called every play himself and is one of the f e w T quarterbacks who can run with the balL Among the signal callers Layne was top ground gainer with a 4.4 average on 94 carries. Graham is strictly a passer the best In the game, in fact. In a circuit featuring brilliant ends few could argue with the selection of Frisco's Soltau and Detroit's Box. They finished one- two in the individual scoring race. Soltau led with 94 points, four more than Box who got his tallies on 15 touchdowns, high mark in the league. Soltau made seven touchdowns on passes, kicked 34 extra points in 36 attempts and made six field goals. Groza Acclaimed Cleveland's Lou Groza final-1 y received an honor which seemed long overdue. Possibly the most accurate kicker in the game to day, Groza made the offensive team on his line play as a guard. However, in the booting depart ment he set a new field goal recora with 19 in "33 attempts. He made all 32 extra points attempted to finish third in league scoring with 89 points. The team, chcen after all games were played, was selected on the basis of reports from .Associated Press sports writers in each city where the pros played. In Saturday's Pro-Bowl game in Los Angeles. 18 of the 22 All Pros are scheduled to see action. HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSIVE ENDS Bill Eowton. Packers: Mac Speedie. Browns; Elroy Hirsch. Rams; Harry Grant, Eagles: Leon Hart, Lions; Hugh Taylor. Redskins. TACKLES: DeWitt Coulter. Giants: Bob Toneff, 49ers. GUARDS: Bruno Banduccl. 49-ers; John Wozniak, Texans: Dick Barwegan, Bears; Dick Stanfel, ' Lions. CENTER: Bill Johnson, 49ers. BACKS: Otto Graham, Browns: Norm Van Broklin. Rams; Pat Harder, Lions: Bob Hoernscheme- yer. Lions: Babe Panlli. Packers; George Taiaferro, Texans; Ray Mathews, Steelers; Eddie LeBa-ron Redskins: Joe Perry, 49ers. DEFENSIVE ENDS: Ed Sprinkle, Bears; An dy Rosbustelli, Rams; Jim Doran, Lions: Ed Henke 49ers. TACKLES : Ernie Stautner, Steelers; Vic Sears, Eagles; Jerry Groom, Cardinals; Don Colo, Texans. GUARDS: Dale Dodrill, Steelers; Frank Kilrov. Eagles. LINEBACKERS: Tommy Thom pson. Browns: Don Paul, Rams: Hardy Brown, 49ers; ' Chuck Drazenovich. Redskins. HALBACKS: Johnny Williams, Redskins; Herb Rich, Rams; Robert J. Smith. Lions; Lowell Wag ner, 49ers; Warren Lahr, Browns; Russ Craft Eagles. $- Team Rassle Tonite Seen As Blood Go Wrassling thunder will shudder the framework of City Auditorium arena this Friday night as four determined mat characters go for everything in the pot including Juice out of the turnip. Hustling Henry Harrell. populai Vicksburg ruffian, returns to the wrassle front as he joins another favorite, oJhnnie (Frogman) Hen- ning for a team .match campaign against Bad soy cronin ana tret ty Boy Monroe, tough newcomer It s the main event, 90 minutes, two out of three falls. Preceding the battle for blood a couple of other top drawer duels are on the menu. First, Henning will warm up and tentatively test this Kansas City hurricane, Monroe. Second a seml-windup strong enough to head anybody's wrassl ing program: Jimmy Siksay ver sus reliable and clever Rex Mob- le. For scientific research, the cus tomers will find in the Siksay-Mob- Jey duel a smart job of work. No grappler has won friends so quickly in the ring here as Jimmy Siksay. but he has some long furrows to plow when he matches ring savvy witn Rex Mobiey. For . boistrous, roway o r awis, however, the pasteboard investors are looking to the Harrell-Henning Vs Cromn-Monroe pumpk.n bash ing. There is a long story behind the feuding of Cronin and Harrell, and most of the fans know it from stem to stern. The night Cronin reached into his trunks and came out with that unidentified "The Thing" t rhill Harrell colder than a frozen mackerel (and went to jail for the freezing) will long be remembered by Jackson mat fans. Cronin has always denied he used a "foreign ' weapon ( I lust gave him a strong dose of pure old list"), but Harrell has a Iways maintained men don t blackout! like I did from 'pure old fist." Henry is bringing into the fight tonight his Rocket hold that he made famous in the Carolmas ( and I'm coming for blood") which should level .the matter of weapons. Cronin. however, asked for further trouble last week when he pushed himself into a team match squabble involvling Johnie Henning; accused the Frogman of laying down on his partner. Bad Boy, therefore, can look for t r o u b Je from that source, too, and Henning knows lots about making it . Pretty Boy Monroe is t h e unknown quantity to local wrassl mg fans, but Cronin must know something about his ability to do some "thundering" on his own. He lost no time in getting him for a partner when the match was suggested. Monroe looks like dynamite in a large package. f . J '-fez . QUITE HAND James II. Connell, left, of Troy, N. Y.t with William Bootman, pose at Troy's YMCA gym. Connell has been blind since the age of two and despite his handicap is quite an athlete. Connell, 32, fences, wrestles, swims, does weight lifting and takes part in indoor track meets. He's considered tops, too. 32 Grid Letters Awarded By Miss. State Maroons STATE COLLEGE, Jan. 8 Mississippi State Coach Murray Warmath announced today the a-warding of 32 varsity letters to members of the State squad for their play during the 1952 football campaign. Included among the letter winners who helped the Maroons to a record of five wins against four losses and a seventh place finish in the Southeastern Conference race, are 10 seniors, 12 juniors. seven sophomores and three freshmen. Carlton "Bo" Reid, Ackerman. center and captain of the 52 elev en, and fullback Joe Fortunato, Mingo Junction, Ohio, alternate-captain, head the list of seniors. Other fourth year men are end Steve Clark. Seminary; tackles Joe Cimini, Providence, R. I. and Ken DeLoe, Pennsboro, W. Va.; guard Arthur Broome, Batesbille; quarterback Gil Verderber, Cleveland, Ohio, and halfbacks Norman Du-plain, Biloxl; Joe Robertson. Ver non. Ala., and Dick Stuver, Johnstown, Pa. For Reid, Fortunato. Clark. De Loe, Broome and Duplain it was their third varsity letter won at State.' i Juniors receiving letters: ends-John McKee. Memphis; Tom Fulton, Greenwood; John Katusa, Car-michael. Pa., and John Santillo, Youngstown, Ohio; tackles-Frank Newsom, Newhebron; Billy Sheph erd, Hollandale, and Tom "Pap" Morris, Wilsonville, Ala.; guards- Murpny Roberson, Batesville, and Ron Yarnick, Johnstown, Pa.; backs - Jack Parker. Knoxville Tenn., and Zerk Wilson. Tupelo.i and linebacker- Ollie Fairchild, La el. Sophomores: guards - Bill Zim- Sedgman Is Defeated By Jack Kramer LOS ANGELES. Jan. 8 (INS) Australian Davis Cup Cham pion Frank Sedgman, who lost the second match of his professional tennis debut last night to Jack Kramer, admitted today that Big Jake is "the best tennis player in the world, bar none." Sedgman played even better tennis last night than he did the previous evening when he defeated Kramer, but Kramer had found his service and dumped the Aussie handily, 6-3, 6-4. Sedgman blamed Kramer's big serve for the defeat, saying: "I could hit his first serve which was 100 per cent better than last night. He was just serving too fast, and getting that first one in it seemed like all the time. "He was volleying very well and kept me away from the net. In addition his placements were terrific, hitting the baseline and side line with monotonous regularity." The match can be described in four words Kramer held his ser vice. Big Jake fought the speedy Australian off for both sets without losing his delivery. He broke through Sedgman's service only twice once in the -fourth game of the first set and again in the first game of the second set but that was all he needed to win. In the preliminary match, Little Pancho Segura routed Sedgman's fellow Davis Cupper, Ken McGregor, for the second straight evening, 6-2, 6-2. Segura was near perfect. He blasted back the Australian's servis for placements, caught McGregor flat - footed with - superb passing shots and scored service aces on his own delivery. McGregor was frankly disgusted with his game, -saying: "It was one of the worst routs I have ever been subjected to. He was just too good for me." Segura admitted that everything went right for him and wrong for his opponent. He said: "This is the best tennis I've ever played, and I thought it was pretty good. McGregor played terrible, and I know he is a far better player " In the doubles, the Americans made it a clean sweep for the evening when Segura and Kramer downed the Aussies 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Their win evened the series at one-one. v The four players left Los Angeles Thursday for New York where they will continue their 90-match nationwide tour with matches sche-uled for January 10 and 11. Lake Superior, one cf the largest bodies of fresh water in the world, is 383 miles long. $ Thunderstorms are most mon in the tropics. ccro- Detroit, Mich., and Bill Glasgow, Shadyside, Ohio; backs Bobby Collins, Laurel; Charles Caven, Okolona and Don Morris, Martins Ferry Ohio, and linebacker - Harold Easterwood, Eupora. Freshmen: tackle - Billy Lin-ville, Columbia, Tenn.; guard - J. E. Logan, starKvine, and bacK- merman, Natchez; Tom Boisture, Arthur Davis, Clarksdale. QUONSETS O All Steel O All Purpose O Available Now O Immediate Delivery Writ, Wire or Coll MISSISSIPPI METAL PRODUCTS, Inc. 718 E. Amite St. O Jackson O Diol 5-6478 Two Hunters Are Injured During Deer Hunting ' Two Mississippi deer hunters from widely separated parts of the state were injured in hunting accidents during the last half of the 1952 split season, according to re- Kirts received hy the Game and sh Commission. V In Benton County, Olin Mc El-wain of Falkner was shot in the leg with buckshot by his hunting 'companion, Russel Richardson, also of Falkner. According to game warden su- pervisor Connie Davis, McElwain was standing behind a tree with his leg extended when Richardson. seeing the leg move and taking it for a deer, fired, breaking both ; bones. - ' - . - The 'injured man was carried to Campbell's Clinic in Memphis for treatment, Davis said, and is recovering. The other hunting accident victim. C. L. Renfroe of Vicksburg, was leaning against a tree in t he woods near Valley Park with his gun muzzle resting en his shoe when the gun went off and Renfroe lost a toe. He received treat- . ment in Vicksburg. according to fame warden supervisor W. A. Martin, and. is also recovering. Olympic Ski Star Gives Birth To Boy In Vermont RUTLAND, Vt.. Jan. 8 jF) Olympic ski champion Mrs. Andrea Mead Lawrence ga'e birth t o d a y to her first child, an eight-pound nine-ounce boy. Winner of two gold medals in the Women's slalom and Alpine combined events in last yen's Winter Olympics, the 20-year-o 1 d skier is the wife of David Lawrence, also a member of the U. S. Olympic ski team. The couple was married ' at Davos, Switzerland, March 13 1951, while on a pre-Olympic ski tour of the continent: Mrs. Lawrence is the daughter of the late Bradford B. Mead, developer of the Pico Peak Ski Area here, and Mrs. Janet Mead. Lawrence, president of PICO, Inc., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lawrence of New York City j and Paris. , Dr. Clara Benson of Rutland and Pittsford reported mother' and child in "fine condition" it Rutland hospital. Cleveland Plans 29 Night Games CLEVELAND. Jan. 8 (INS) The Cleveland Indians announced today that they will play a 29-game home night schedule in 1953, highlighted by six arclight contest with the World Champion New York Yankees. . . The six games with the Yanks will mark the largest number of home night games in one season with the Yankees since the Tribe started playing under the lights in 1939. The Chicago White Sox also will appear in six night contests in Cleveland. The Indians will meet the Philadelphia Athletics five times at night and Boston, Washington and Detroit four times each. St. Louis will not appear in any Cleveland night games. The Tribe's first night contest will be played April 24 with the Detroit Tigers. It will be the earliest night affair ever played in Cleveland. RELIGIOUS CENSUS TO BE TAKEN IN THE mmm jAcason i area mwwi 11th The religious life of Jackson plays a vital role. in the growth and atmosphere of our city. It sets a pattern of living: unequaled anywhere in our nation. In order to have a more complete scope of. our city's religious picture, the Jackson Ministerial Association, working through 53 protestant churches, is conducting a religious census in Greater Jackson. A worker will call at your home between the hours of 2 - 5 P. M. on Sunday, January 11th. It is imperative that each person be recorded, so should you plan to be away from home next Sunday afternoon, please fill out the coupon below and leave it on your front door or some prominent place where it can be picked up between 2 - 5 P. M. r Name: (Print) First Name Initial Last Name Address: (Print) - I I I Date of Birth: . , . I Month Day ' I Church Member? I "Yes or No" ' Denominational Preference? '' j Local Church Preference? I Member Sunday School? j ' "Yes or No" , Extension or Home Dept. Prospect? - ! Worker: " V : USE A CARD FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL FILL OUT EACH BLANK SPACE i . ' . ... Not at Home: I Phone No.: Age: year Where? II No Preference write "None." It Child GlTg Parents' Preference If No Preference Write "None." If Child OWt Parents' Preference Where? Why? Worker's Phone "GREATER JACKSON RELIGIOUS CENSUS 195JM r SPONSORED BY JACKSON MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION 4 for Prompt, Efficient Service ell type 2C3 INSURANCE CALL 4.4416 Robert Candy INSURANCE AGENCY ' rire-AatomobUe-Llfe Casoalty-Earety Bends IVSLrtE TODAY 101 DepMlt Gty Bank Bldg TEAM WRASSLING CARDED FRIDAY 'Rocket' Versus The Thing' Henry Harrell and Johnnie Henning Versus 1 Its kswitLL II Jimmy siksar II Bad Boy Cronin and Pretty Boy Monroe SEMI-FINAL Rex Mobiey Vs. Jim Siksay Henning Vs. Monroe ' jf', ' ' J,."f "C '-' , ' ''". '' ' ' . '.''"', v'"-' '". t 'iV ' , X 1 ' ' , y ' ", , ' , v ' " ' ' ' , ' uill be ready ihis year . . . n)m ioked ih& 1953 Ckidms s 'V. ' ' First National Bank JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI ' . Moeri Jicksok Biuret T. A. Eosnui FtCIUTT - Pout sum Bum COMUSBt. OffTZCB Btmsnu Cuk Btuxrcs Woi Si. Osntaa Reed at Uonu Center Ulla Bulldlnc V. A. 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