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Battle Creek, Thurs., Sept, 4, INT TRC EVQfTSER A.TD KTWfl 25 Best Pitched Game of Year Goes to Rookie Mackman McCahan Error Robs Him Of Perfect Game tches to Only 28 Men in 3-0 Win; Yanks Win Pair. (Br the Associated Pren) Credit Bill McCahan, a widely unknown Philadelphia Athletics rookie, with the pitching job of the year a performance that overshadowed the virtual clinching of the American league pennant by the New York Yankees. .While the Yanks twice bowled over Boston, ruining a seven-game Red Sox win streak, and started selling World Series tickets, McCahan yesterday tossed his fast ball past the bats of the Washington Senators to win 3 to 0. . Error Costs Perfect Game Not only did McCahan, a 25-year-old big league freshman, throw the third no-hit, no-run game of the big league season but he also came within one out of a perfect game. A wild throw by first 'baseman Ferris Fain In the second inning permitted the only Washington runner to reach base as McCahan faced but 28 men. McCahan did not walk a man and struck out two. Cincinnati's Ewell Blackwell who' turned back the Boston Braves without a hit June 18 passed four and Cleveland's Don Black who hurled a no-hitter at the As July 10 gave six free tickets. Oddly enough, Black's pitching opponent that July evening was McCahan who was working his first complete game of the season. The Yankees turned loose all their batting power against the Red Sox, who were still fanning a faint pennant spark before the double loss. But after the New York crew paddled Sox pitching fort, a total of 34 hits in li-2 and 9-6 victories, the last hope vanished. Newsom Wins Opener Bobo Newsom, who becomes increasingly important in the Yankee scheme of things with Spud Chandler probably out for the year, picked up his 10th win behind the 18-single assault on Hughson and his gang in the opener. Frank Shea registered his first victory since July 5 in the second tilt but he required relief help from Joe Page making his 47th appearance of the year. Shea, troubled by a sore arm since the All-Star game, never had regained his early season form and still must be considered a doubtful series factor. As a result of the double win, the Yanks lead measured 12's games with only 22 to play, prompting the front office to announce that applications would be accepted for world-series tickets. Indians, Sox Divide 'A Cleveland and Chicago divided a 'fwilight-night pair, the Indians rallying to take the finale, 6-5, with two in the ninth after bowing. to Orval Grove's six-hitter in the 8-3 dusk number. The St. Louis Cardinals tightened up the National league race a trifle when they walloped Chicago, 11-1, slicing the idle Brooklyn Dodgers' margin to six games. The Brooks have 22 to play and the Cards 24. Stan Musial continued to set a rugged pace with five hits in six at bats to pace a 15-Kit St. Louis attack that included a homer by Enos Slaughter and a grand slam homer by Ron Northey as a pinch hitter in the ninth. George Munger, injured in the eighth when he was hit on the foot by a line drive, picked up his 13th win with the assistance of Al Brazie. Blackwell Gets 21st Win Ewell Blackwell side-armed his Way past Pittsburgh and its handy "Greenberg Gardens" to post victory No. 21 by a 13-6 margin. Black-well was touched for Ralph Kiner's 41st homer and one by Billy Cox among 10 blows but he struck out 12 Pirates. Kirby Higbe failed to survive the second inning. The four eastern teams in the National, Brooklyn, New York, Boston and Philadelphia were not scheduled, and St. Louis and Detroit were idle in the American. The box score of the Philadelphia-Washington game: WASHINGTON I'HILADKI J'HIA ah h o a ab h o a Yost, 3b 3 0 10 MeCosky. If 4 2 2 0 Lewis, rf 3 0 3 0 Joosl, s 2 0 3 3 1 Robertson. If 3 O fl 0 Valo. rf 4 2 2 0 Vernon, lb 3 0 9 2 Binks. rf OOOO Spence. cf 3 0 10 Fain, lb 2 0 10 0 Priddy. 2b 3 0 2 4 Rosar. c 4 12 0 Mancuso. c 3 0 4 1 Majeski. 3b 3 13 2 Sullivan, ss 2 0 3 6 Suder. 2b 4 0 0 4 Scarb (n, p 2 0 11 Chapman, cf 4 2 5 0 McCahan. p 3 1 0 0 Totala 28 0 24 14 Total 30 9 27 9 Wynn popped for Sullivan in 9th. Grace grounded out for Scarborough in 9th. Travis fanned for Yoat In 9th. - Washington 000 0O0 000 0 Philadelphia 010 000 20 3 Runa Philadelphia: MeCosky. Fain, McCahan. Runs hatted In Chapman. Valo 121. Two base hits MeCosky. Valo. Error Fain. Double plays Priddy to Sullivan to Vernon. 2; Sullivan to Priddy to Vernon. Left on bases Washington 1; Philadelphia 8. Bases on balls Scar-borough 4. struck out McCahan 2. Hit by pitcherSearboroujch iJoost). HUDSON WINS SPLIT NOD IN BOUTWITH LAMOTTA CHICAGO tU.P) Cecil Hudson. Milwaukee middleweight, today pocketed the winner's share of the . proceeds from his 10-round bout with Jake LaMotta last night, but LaMotta's manager was quick to claim his boy "was robbed" by the split decision. Al Silvani, manager of the New York middleweight who had racked as the number one challenger J ltr tne cr'n now held by Rocky lRraziano. said that Hudson won the light by backing away. The referee, Tommy Gilmore, gave the decision to LaMotta, but the two judges over-ruled him and gave the nod to the Milwaukee lad. The decision was a popular one With the 6501 spectators. WHAT'S IN A NAME? HILLSDALE (UP.) What's in a name? Hillsdale college has a 260-pound tackle from Dowagiac named George Smallbones. . ... -4 die Si A tS 5 NO-HIT HERO Members of the Philadelphia Athletics' infield carry Rookie Hurler Bill MaCahan off the diamond after he shut out the Washington Senators and chalked up a no-hit game in Philadelphia that came within one error of being a perfect game. The A's won, 3-0. Giving McCahan the lift are (left to right in baseball uniforms) Shortstop Eddie Joost, Third Baseman Hank Majeski, Second Baseman Pete Suder, Catcher Buddy Rosar and First Baseman Ferris Fain. New State Ball Unit Seen Assured in '48 GRAND RAPIDS (U.R) T. J. Halligan of Flint, president of the newly revived Central Michigan Baseball league, has announced that the circuit had been assured of opening in 1948 with at least six, and possibly eight cities represented. Halligan said he was almost sure that the entire eight cities would be ready to open the season in 1948 and that all would have major league working agreements. The cities thus far entered in the league include Dayton, O., Fort Wayne, Ind., Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw, Flint and London, Ont: Halligan was here Wednesday with Fred Cowan, Flint sports promoter, who, with Bo Bo Ntwsom, now pitching with the Yankees, want to purchase one of the clubs. Cowan and Newsom will take over if current backers headed by sports promoter William T. Morrissey do not take up the Grand Rapids franchise Halligan said. i If plans are completed, Michigan will have its first class A baseball league in 20 years. The old Central league went out 20 years ago and the Michigan Slate league, a class D circuit, was halted by the war after functioning in 1940-41. George Troutman, president of minor leagues, has given the Central league full permission to operate. Halligan said. (The girls All-American Baseball, league, which has been "packing them," would conflict with the league in three cities Fort Wayne, Ind., Grajnd Rapids and Muskegon. Muskegon), pennant winnef in the girls league, set a record with more than 139.000 paid home attendance this year.) ABC First Round Drawings Made First round pairings, split into two days of play this year for the first Time, in the "Little World Series" of the American Baseball Congress, opening here Saturday, September 20, were announced by Congress headquarters this morning as follows: Saturday, September 20 New England winner vs. Missouri winner; Michigan state winner vs. Man-dan Training School, North Dakota winner; Chicago winner vs. Arkansas winner; Charlotte Lance Packing, North Carolina winner, vs. Ohio winner. Sunday, September 21 Paul Weid-enbacher Co. of Springfield, Illinois state winner, vs. Mid-South winner; Battle Creek Clark Tructractor. the hast team. vs. Aberdeen Prads. South Dakota winner; Middlesboro Aliens, Kentucky winners, vs. Iowa winners; Indiana winners vs. Texas winners. Yankees Open Sale Of World Series Tickets NEW YORK CUP) Despite the fact that Manager Bucky Harris and the New York Yankee plavers refused to concede themselves the American league pennant, the club front office today began accepting ticket applications for the 1947 World Series. A spokesman for the Yankees announced last night that mail orders will be accepted only for four games sets at the Yankee Stadium for the first," second, sixth and seventh games and will be filled in order of their receipt. Single game applications will not be filled through the mails. Prices for the World Series seats, which were established by Commissioner A. B. (Happy Chandler, will be $8.00 for box seats, $6.00 for reserved seats, $4.00 for the regular grand stand seats, and $1.00 for the bleachers. Standing room and bleacher seats will be sold only on the day of each game". NEW DUCK LAKE CHAMP ALBION Mrs. Brockway Dickie of Albion, is the 1947 women's champion of the Duck Lake-Golf club. To win the crown, Mrs. Dickie deieated the 1946 champion, rs. Lynn Baldwin, in the spmi-fmoic and Mrs. Clayton Hills in the finals. nam women are from Eaton Rapids. Mrs. Eloise Tavlor of Alhinn was the other semi-iinalist. i- Springfield Entry To Represent Illinois in ABC The Paul Weidenbacher team of Springfield, 111., has been added to the growing list of sectional chanr pionship teams that will compete here September 20-28 for the national amateur "little world series" title of the American Baseball Con gress. Springfield has won the Illinois state championship, according to notification received yesterday by ABC DUCATS MISSING Four American Baseball Congress unreserved season tickets were dis covered to be missing from C. O. Brown's office at the Youth building yesterday. Brown, ABC prexy, said the tickets, which are numbered 54, 106, 107 and 110, will not be honored during the series. C. O. Brown, president of the ABC. Last year, Illinois was represented by Pekm. Thus far, six teams have been definitely decided for the national meet. Others are the Clark Truc-tractors, host team and defending champion, Lance Packing of Charlotte, N. C, Allen's of Middlesboro, Ky., Mandan Training School of Mandan, N. D. and Prad's of Aberdeen, S. D. ' The Michigan representative will be decided in Post Park this week end when Pontiac, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Dearborn battle for the state title. Two games are slat ed for Saturday afternoon with the championship tilts set for Sun day afternoon. Merchants' League The Daniels Jewelry No. 1 team swept three games from the De; Nooyer Bros, squad for the only "siam'' in Battle Creek Merchants' Bowling league games rolled on the Michigan Recreation alleys last night. Teams scoring two-and-one decisions were: V. F. W. Post No. 8715 over Wattles Hardware Tatum's Smoke Shop over Andersons Texaco station; Decker's Grocery over Kaiser Dry Cleaners and Keen and LaForce Roofers over LaForce and Sturgis Decorators. High games went to Roy Wager, 209. Keith Fer guson, 208. and Roy Russell. 207. Austin Williams roiled best series, high for the season to date, with a 562. Larry VandeVrede came second with 554 and Roy Wager third with 537. Best team single game went to the V. F. W. squad with an 850 and it went on to post best' team series at 2447. . Post Cereals League All series ended in two-and-one verdicts in Post Cereals league i matches rolled on the Michigan Recreation alleys last night. Victors were: Maxwell House over Toasties, Wheat Meal over Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes over Grape-Nuts. Postum over Calumet, and Swansdown over Diamond Crystal. Best individual single game went to Walter Harden burg, 220, Garry Neuer, 211, and Warren Pshea, 211. Neuer had best series, 573, with Frank Burgle in the runnerup spot, 549. High single team score went to Diamond Crystal on its 852. Postum 'had best series, 2337. Eagles No. 299 League Team No. 2 took three-in-a-row from the No. 9 squad for the only sweep in Eagles league games on the Michigan Recreation alleys last night. Teams gaining odd-game verdicts were: No. 8 over No. 3; No. 7 over No. 4- No 6 over No 10: 'and No. 1 over No. 5. Duane Eu- banks had best individual single games, a 213. Best series went to Bob Westwood with a 513. FUNERAL TODAY DETROIT (U.R) Funeral services were to be held today for Howard A. Donnelly, 53, captain of the University of Michigan's championship track team of 1916 and a practicing attorney here for 30 years. A high school distance running star at his native Williamston, Mich., Donnelly won the mile event In the 1916 inter-collegiate championships and was a member of the Michigan two-mile relay team that set a world's record at Buffalo the same year. Bowling Big Year Looms For 'M' Gridmen Power - Packed Wolves' Have Two Vets for Each Job. ANN ARBOR IP) The power packed University of Michigan football squad. 79 men strong, were deep in a gruelling fall practice schedule today, pointing toward a season that Head Coach H. O. (Fritz) Crisler predicted would be the greatest in football history. It's the accumulation of wartime men, he said during Wednesday's rugged six-hour session under a baking sun. "It's the same on every campus." . . Knee Deep in 'Material Bearing out his statements,' at Michigan at least, were two or more able and enthusiastic veterans for each position, for a whopping total of 28 returning lettermen. On the subject of opposition Crisler said "they're all tough.- Any one could give us trouble. Every team on our schedule outweighs us." Despite Crisler's guarded views, however, most observers felt that he may be heading for the first clear-cut Big Nine crown of his nine-year tenure at Michigan. Michigan sports a backfield that would be the envy of many a coach. Plenty of Backs To fill the halfback positions, Crisler has j such highly-regarded operators as Bob Chappuis. 1946 offense king of the Western conference; the speedy Henry Fonde: outstanding Negro tailback Gene Derncotte, Chalmers (Bump) Elliott and Walt Teninga, who'll divide his time between quarter and halfback position. With rugged Dan Dworsky shifted up to center, the fullback assign ment falls on the capable shoulders of Jack Weisenburger, Tom Peter son, 1944 letter winner, and Dick Kempthbrn, highly" regarded 155-pound flash from Canton, O. At quarter, there's the versatile 20-year-old i Pete Elliott, . Teninga and last year's regular general Howard Yerges. Many Veterans on Line And the buality doesn't end with the backfield. Vying for tackle jobs are sucn aggressive competents as regulars Bill Pritula, Capt. Bruce Hilkene and George Johnson, a 1945 regular, all 190-pounds. Al Weistert and Pete Denrinos, former regulars at Boston university and Michigan respectively, and Ralph Kohl, for mer Kentucky letterman, will add to the tackle strength. All three tip the scales at about 215. Topping the guard aspirants are such veterans as Quentin Sickles, Stuart Wilkins, Joe Soboleski and Dom Tomasi, while Dworsky, J. T. wnite and Jim Bneske, talented place kicker, fortifies the center position. . All showed plenty of zip Monday at the opening of twice-a-day practice sessions that ranged throueh calesthenics, lectures, dummy tack ling, backfield and line drills. Opens Against MSC That schedule is due to continue for two weeks and then taper down to intensified single daily sessions in preparation for the September 27 opener nere against Michigan State. Stanford will follow MSC October 4 and Pittsburgh October 11, after which Big Nine foes will take over October 18 at Northwestern. Octo ber 25 Minnesota, November 1 at Illinois, November 8 Indiana. No vember 15 at Wisconsin and No vember 22 Ohio State. Three Local Athletes Report to WMC Drills Three Battle Creek players, all of whom moved up from last fall's "B" team are among the candidates . who reported this week for initial football drills at Western Michigan college. Carlton Coss, who was the Broncos' regular first baseman on the diamond team last spring, is one of the 10 end candidates who reported to Coach John Gill when practice opened. Coss was one of the top ends on the "B" squad last fall, and was one of the stars in the 19-7 win over Michigan State's "B" team last year. Bob (Bottles) O'Connell, who played quarterback on the reserves last season, has been called back as a halfback. O'Connell's passing was the feature of the Bees' offense last fall, and the Bronco coaches have plenty of regard for his pass-pitching ability. , Lloyd Hartman, letterman in track last spring, is one of four fullback candidates. Hartman played fullback on the 1946 Bee squad, but spent part of the season with the varsity. All three Broncos were graduated from Battle Creek high school in 1943, and all three played on the once-beaten 1942 Bearcat football team. All three are in their sophomore year at Western. GIRLS OPEN PLAYOFF SERIES GRAND RAPIDS (U.PJ Mildred Earp of Grand Rapids and Jean Faut of South Bend, both 20 game winners, are scheduled to oppose each other tonight as their teams open Shaugnessy playoffs for the Girls All-American league championship here. Muskegon which finished the regulation season in ,first place, engages the Racine Belles at Muskegon tonight, in the start of another semi-final series. BRONCOS IN GARDEN NEW YORK (U.R) western Michigan college will be the only Michigan school to represent the state during Madison Square Garden's 56-game 1947-48 basketball schedule, it was disclosed today. The Broncos will meet Long Island university December 6 in the second game of a double-header. The first pits New York university against St. Francis. Ox-carts are still used in the Cuban sugar cane fields. DiajnoncTs Glamor fVriris iu nay ai Post Park Tonight Thirty-two of the most glamorous figures on the baseball fields of America members of two All-Star teaais from the All American Girls Baseball league will parade their charms and talents before Battle Creek fans in the first of a series of 10 exhibition games in Post Park field this afternoon. Game time will be 5:30 o'clock and a full nine innings will be played. Fans need have no misgivings about the girls completing the full nine innings if weather conditions permit for their type of baseball is undoubtedly the fastest mode of regulation baseball yet brought to the diamonds of America. They play under regulation baseball rules. The only difference between the girls' game and the standard baseball played by men's team is that the distance between bases has been shortened as has the distance from the pitching rubber to home plate. Trfc game definitely is not soft-ball, as will those who watched the Grand Rapids Chicks' and Fort Wayne Daisies in their game here May 19th attest. These are the fans who have been most anxious to have the girls come back for another appearance. They recognized in the game one of the fastest forms of diamond sport ever offered here and they have been clamoring for another "look see" ever since. Actual playing time for these girls' games is from one hour, 20 minutes, to one hour. 40 minutes. By starting promptly at 5:30 o'clock, the game should be finished no later than 7:10 well in advance of darkness. Should a tie score exist at the end of nine innings of play, there still will be time left to play an additional two or three innings before nightfall chases players and fans from the park. All grandstand seats have been reserved for this game. The reserved seats are priced at $1.20, federal tax included. General admission prices will be 90 cents for adults and 60 cents for children, federal tax included. AMUKICAN I.KAUt'E W L Pet. 'GB New York , . RS 47 .644 ... Boston 71 ,18 ..VMI 12"i Detroit 71 An .512 13 Cleveland 67 62 .M8 18V4 Philadelphia 66 .504 IRv, Chlcaso 61 70 .466 231 Washington on 75 .423 29 St. Louie 48 85 . 351 38 ii 'Games behind leader. Yesterday' Reaulla tKirat Game) , New York 010 123 (12211 18 0 BoMon 000 100 010 2 8 1 Newborn and Robinson. Houk Hugh-son. Murphy (5). Dorish 6, Zuher i and Partee. losing pitcher Hughson. Homt runs D. DiMaggio. Mele. (Second Game) New York 100 401 2109 16 0 Boston 010 Olio 2.106 12 2 Shea. Pase c8) and Houk; Smith. Klinger 5. Dorish (7) anH Tebbetts. McOah 8i. Winning pltcher-Shea. oLsing pitclftr Smith. Home rttna--Lindell, Doerr. (First Game) Chicago 100 102 3108 12 0 Cleveland 020 000 1003 6 0 Grove end Dickey; Black, Stephens (7) and Lopes. Losing pitcher Black. Home runa Gordon, Fleming. (Second Game) Chicago j,... 000 200 010 5 7 1 Cleveland 200 010 0126 13 2 Gillespie. Lee 19) and Trsh; Kuava, Klleman (6 and Hegan. Winning pitcher Klleman. Losing pitcher Lee. Home runs Edwards, York. Philadelphia 3. Washington 0. Detrolt-St. Louis not scheduled. Today's CftmH and Probable Pitchers SI. Louis I San lord 4-13) at Detroit (Hutchinson 13-9 . New York (Raschi 6-2) at Washington (Masterson 10-12 . Chicago (Lopat 13-11) at Cleveland (Gettel 9-8). night. Boston-Philadelphia not scheduled. NATIO.NAL LKAttUE W L Pet. 'GB Brooklyn 82 50 .621 ... St. Louis . 75 55 .577 8 Boston 73 60 .549 9Vs New York 68 82 .518 14 Cincinnati 63 72 .467 20 Chicago 58 73 .443 23 Philadelphia 54 76 .415 27 - Pittsburgh 54 77 .412 27lT 'Games behind leader. Yesterday's Results St. Louis 110 030 006 11 15 0 Chicago 000 001 000 1 9 3 Mungcr. Brazie (8) and Rice. W'ilher 9; Schmitz, 'Kush 15), Erickson 6t. Lade (8), Meers 19 and Schefftng. Winning pitcher Mungtr. Losing pitcher Schmitz. Home runs Slaughter, Northey. Cincinnati 052 004 20013 12 0 Pittsburgh 000 104 001 8 10 0 Blackwell and Lamanno: Higbe, Lyons (2), Singleton (7) and Howell.. Losing pitcher Higbe. Home runs Miller, Zien-tara, Kiner. Cox. (Only games scheduled). Today's (ame and Probable Pitchers Cincinnati (Lively 4-6) at Pittsburgh (Bonham 10-7). St. Louis iBrecheen 14-9) at Chicago (Borowy 18-12). Philadelphia (Rowe 13-9 1 at Boston (Sain 18-91 night. Brooklyn (Lomlmrdi 10-9) at New York (Koalo 14-9) night. SOLUNAR BiFJ" t7se Eastern Standard Time September A. M. P. M. Data Minor Major Minor Major 5 Friday 9:30 .1:40 9:55 4:IH Saturday 10:15 4:J5 10:40 4:5ft HEY KIDS! Football HELMETS . . $2.S5 and $4.25 iff ' Football SHOULDER PADS . .. $2.98 4 Football SHOES $13.95 FOOTBALLS, up from $3.00 Sec Us for Model LAKEVIZV spotting a Mem Bedford. Owner ?23 WEST TERRITORIAL PH0NE3-M7 Pro Giants Lash East All-Stars 21-0 Lacing Makes Blanchard-Davis Divorce Final. BY SID FEDER NEW YORK (jPi The divorce is final now for Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Glenn Davis and tJoc Blanchard and the best you can say about their farewell fling on a football field is that it was too late coming. Army's famed gridiron wrecking twins put on their, finale as the highly-touted one-two punch of the eastern college All-Stars against the New York Professional Giants in the ninth annual clambake of this series in the Polo Grounds last night. But the only wrecking that was done was on the persons of B. and D. in particular and the Ail-Stars in general, as the Giants rolled up the most lop-sized decision of the series, 21-0. In Different League B. and D. should have rested on their Army records. Blanchard found out he was in a different league now playing with the big boys and most of the time he was in there he was wearing a couple of the Giants as a lavalliere. Davis set off some minor sparks with a 25-yard runback of the opening kickoff and a 14-yard return of a punt. Bust just when he looked as if he might clear on the latter, his trick knee acted up again and he fell on his face and was carried from the field after 7 minutes of play. That was their last fling, briefly, before they got on with their soldiering for Uncle Sam, and they might just as well have "stood, in bed" for this one. As a matter of fact, the rest of the All-Stars might just as well have "stood" with them. Only in the fading moments, when Don Kasprzak, late of Columbia, pitched them to, the Giant 10-yard line as the last whistle blew, did they set off any real fireworks. By that time, half of the seats in the Polo Grounds were empty. And half of the 52,102 customer, who made It a record crowd for this series, were on the way home. It was that dull a ball game. And the officials didn't help it any with enough horn-blowing to make it sound like a brass band in a jive session. Giants Play Under Wraps The Giants, naturally, uncovered little of the stuff they'll be putting up on the counter for the National league campaigning this fall. They didn't have to. Only in the final quarter, when Frank Reagan, who used to do practically everything for Pennsylvania football teams except clean the uniforms, started pitching, and Jerry Blumenstock, who used to take opposing lines apart for Fordham, started to slice up the All-Star forward wall, did the pros take the lid off any of their fancy stutr. The combination produced ' the final touchdown, with Blumenstock going the last 14 yards ore a flip from Reagan. In the third quarter a 17ryard pass from Jerry NileS: ex-of-Iowa, to Gearge Franck, former Minnesota stepper, topped off another 60-yard touchdown push. Actually, these were just icing on the cake, though. The game was on ice two minutes and 20 seconds after it' started. A pass from center, on the All-Star 20, got away from Fullback Ed Allen of Penn and rolled into the end zone. Allen chased it and ran past It. Big Jim White, one-time Notre Dame tackle, came zipping up to fall on it for the touchdown. Confused by Goal Post Allen explained .that he was confused by the location of the goal posts in this ball park. He thought it was the same as on his college field, where they're 10 yards back of the goal line. Thus a ball rolling past them would be out 6f the end zone and an automatic touchback. Here, the posts are on the goal line professional style and a ball rolling back of them, if it doesn't roll out of the end zone, is as "alive" as a pup with a tin can tied to his tail. Someone should have tipped Allen off. . . . TITANS BOOK 25 TILTS DETROIT-4(U.PJ The University of Detroit basketball team will play 25 games this season, including home-and-home series with Michigan State, Marquette, Xavier, Loyola of Chicago, and Loras college. The remainder of the slate has not been completed. DETROITER DROPPED CHICAGO (U.PJ Lou Woods, 160, Detroit, was knocked out in the fourth round of a preliminary bout here last night by Jerome Frazier, 152, New York. Airplane Supplies Bearcat Teams In Number of 38 Championships Have Come to Local Squads Since Leajrue Was Organized in 1930 ' Grid Prospects Are Good. With the football season opener "just around the corner." Battle Creek high school athletic teams again are in a position to improve their record as the most consistent title winners in Five-A league sports. Although the Bearcats have never won a 5-A football championship, the school nevertheless boasts 38 titles in league competition. The conference, which also includes Lansing Sexton and Eastern, Jackson and Ann Arbor, was organized in 1930. Own 16 Swim Titles Since that time, Battle ' Creek sport teams have captured 16 swim ming titles, eight tennis crowns, six track championships, five baseball titles, two basketball crowns and one cross-country championship. No conference school can approach the record of Battle Creek swimming teams. Lansing Sexton (formerly Central) has come the closest to dominating one sport. Its basketball teams have won nine league championships. As a result of its basketball success. Sexton is second to Battle Creek in the most titles won with 34. Lansing Eastern has garnered 28 championships, Ann Arbor 26 and Jackson 23. Jackson, though last in total championships, garners some glory from the fact that the Vikings are the only team to win a title in every sport. They would have this honor even without the wrestling championship, for they are the only school other than Battle Creek to win a league swimming tit.e. Golf Famine, Too Ann Arbor has never won tennis or baseball titles; Battle Creek has never won golf or football: Eastern, Sexton and Ann Arbor have never Alonzo Stagg, Sr., at 85, Signs for 55th Grid Year SELINSGROVE, Pa. (P) Amos Alonzo Stagg, Sr., who has spent 55 of his 85 years as a football coach, yesterday signed a new 10-year contract to work with his son in dealing, up gridiron strategy at Susquehanna university. "I feel great," declared the white-haired coach as he romped around the practice field to illustrate how forward passes should be thrown. For the past 14 years the elder Stagg had coached the College of the Pacific eleven in California. Prior to that he was head football coach at the University of Chicago for 40 years, starting in 1892 and resigning in 1932 when he reached his 70th birthday and was no longer eligible to remain as a member of Lthe Chicago faculty. "The Richman 300 BOWLING SHIRT Especially Designed for Bowlers 1 Featuring I Sport Shirt Collar Regular Full Length Shirt Tails Two Large Flap Pockets Extra Wide Sleeve and Elbows Adjustable Cuff All Sizes Washable GABARDINE in 7 COLORS TECA CLOTH in 5 COLORS RAGLAN SLEEVE MODEL POPLIN WEAVE IN S COLORS All Sizes Available $395 WHITE BROADCLOTH 1 Sanforized Non-Wilt Collar Collar and Sleeve Sizes Orders Accepted RICHMAN 58 E. Michigan Ave. l' Pace Bir Five Athletic Titles taken the swimming honors, and of course, no school other than Jackson has won the wrestling championship. There have been seasons when Battle Creek reared a football title, but the end of the campaign never has seen the Bearcats on top. In 1931. a 24 to 7 setback at the hands of Lansing Central kept Battle Creek from a title tie, while in 1932, a defeat by Ann Arbor, !8-0, and in 1933, a 12 to 0 loss to Jackson, stood between Battle Creek teams and a championship. In 1942. a victory over Jackson would have brought the title to the Bearcats, but the contest with the Vikings ended in a 7-7 deadlock. But 1947 is another year. And, the zest in which Bearcat grid candidates have been going through daily workouts may prove fatal to that football title jinx. Tigers Resume Fight For Second Position Rookie Houtteman Named to Face Browns Today. DETROIT (VP) Fresh from a two-day rest much needed after two doubleheaders in as many, days the Detroit Tigers bucklet, down today to their September tas of trying to wrest second place from the Boston Red Six and finish the season in the runner-up spot. Going into the year's final series against tje down-trodden St. Louis Browns, Tiger Manager Steve O'Neill and his team had virtually counted themselves out of any pennant chances. But the Tigers, although 13 'i games out of the league lead and ready to concede to the New York Yankees, were only one game behind Boston, and the Detroit club will concentrate on bridging that gap. The brand of baseball Detroit played over the Labor Day weekend winning four games in two twin bills Sunday and Monday gave evidence that the Tigers may have enough late-season punch to carry through the task. O'Neill named Art Houtteman, a rookie who has been pitching excellent ball, to go against the Browns today. The 20-year-old Houtteman won a pair of well-hurled contests before bowing Saturday tq Philadelphia. Fred Sanford was to take the mound for St. Louis, a club that has been a soft touch for the Tigers all season. Detroit, with 12 victories over the Browns in 17 contests this season, is assured of a season winning record against that club regardless of the outcome of the current series. More than 20 million meteors enter the e&rth's atmosphere daily. for Any Quantity CLOTHES Phone 2-8861 1 V----- v- J

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