Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 12, 1947 · Page 24
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w yBaMyw UvU 0 ,YV UVuNllll.N vy; u S S:i u -w-- u x u v s I . , "1 . .... ...,.,.. - . . . , . - r : t, . s .. T . T:. Vol. CLXVII 9 Oakland, Calif, Sunday, Oct. 12, 1947 No. 104 L , - V - - v . t, - THE By LEE DUNBAR Tribune sporu Editor rs " 8 A'- - ;-At , v . tr.- r5 - ' " - - ' f , ' . v - V - 4 . X .MA' r-'::cr ' -A- K .v : AA P , K, ,4 X '' r; t ' 'n - , w - ' ' ' ' I '" . ' -"' 's'wi''"" l ACORNS TAKE 1AST STAB AT LA. TODAY Gathered on the ruiL Last week our town saw a pretty good two dollar fight show . .. . for the customary $3.75. . . Two weeks hence well be offered a good $3.75 show ... for five bucks a copy . . whatta business. : . ' President Bill Veeck of the Cleveland jndians will breathe a sigh of relief when the silly Coast League President's Cup ipiayon is enaea . . . juutewie offer up a short prayer that Gene Bearden has a bit of arm left when the last game is played. And. speaking of the President's Cup playoff, do you know where the president of our little league was during " the series . . .' only back at the World Series, that's all . . . not anywhere near the PCL where his series was being played. . . Word conies to this department that at least three new umpires will make their appearance when the 1948 Coast . League season rolls around . . . the word doesn't say whether they'll be any better than the three Who'll be. canned. . . WILLOWS WANTS IN Arno Poggi, No. 1 baseball ; nut of the town of Willows spends sev eral half dollars to phone me that his town would like very much to be considered for a franchise in that new Class D league to which reference was made recently in this column. . . Willows, sez Poge, is redhot for baseball, has an ex cellent playing field and will install a modern lighting system if granted franchise. . . Early season football statistics re leased by the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau mention the fol lowing Coast players and teams. . . Morris of Stanford rates 16th in the country among forward passers with 18 completions in 37 attempts. . California, off the first three games, is 14th in total offense with an average gain of 372 yards per game. . . In rushing offense the Bears rate sixth with an average ground gain of 297.5 yards per game. . . Stanford's passing attack is the ninth bfesl in the Nation while California's Johnny Graves is the country! fifth best ground gainer, packing the ball for 236 yards in 25f altnpts. . . HOUSE WANTED Classified ad department . . Frank Van Deren, one of Cal's good ends, has a housing problem. . . Van Deren and his young wife live in San Leandro and it's a tough hustle for the kid to do his school work, take part in afternoon practice, eat dinner at the training table, attend night team sessions and have any home life at alL . . The Van Derens would like to live in the northern part of Oakland or any part of Berkeley . . . and are not too fussy . . . even a one- roomer would do.. . The Denver Nuggets, one of the country's better basketball teams, is pinning ita hopes for a successful season on gigantic Ron Livingston, uajciana lad who played briefly last season. with St Mary! College, the Bittners and then switched to Uni versity of Wyoming after an alleged runm with then Gael Cage Coach Swede Anderson. . . The State Athletic Commission has granted a boxinsr license, to Tony Ross, a Lot Angeles lad, with one provisio . . . Tony must box only in exhibition matches . . . there's a reason. . . Ross lost a leg due to the explosion of a land mine in Germany, now wears as artificial limb. . . Los Angeles scribes who've seen the lad box at the Main Street gym says he moves? around like a lightweight although he weighs 175 pounds. . . Gene Vinassa drops a line from L.A. to say Ross will soon appear, in an Oakland exhibition. . . By PHIL NORMAN The shoe will be on the other foot when the three-down and four-to-go Oaks make their last desperate stab at the lucrative Governors' Cup playoff dish this afternoon, 1 o'clock, at Emeryville. A week ago Stengel's lads were riding the wave of a three-to-one advantage over the Seals and managed to terminate matters quickly before the afternoon was half over. But beating the Seals is one thing and beating the Angels another. Bill Kelly's pennant winners have been torrid the last three weeks and the Acorns have appeared to be just another victim as were Portland and San Francisco. Besides wrapping up the $15,000 gravy package by beating the Seals in a post-season game, the Angele-nos appear to be odds on favorites to duplicate their holdings- within the next two days. HURLERS OVERWORKED If they should win the first game, Pacific Coast League operations will be over for the year. If the Oaks should surprise, another game will be held immediately thereafter. And should the Oaks continue to deflate the league champions, it will be necessary to hold games Monday and Tuesday nights. The possibility of this taking place rests on the shoulders of Sten gel's three-man pitching staff mon Hayes. All three, of course, have seen overwork in recent games but one last fling at an expense paid winter seems worthwhile. Hafey, the consistency improving righthander, will probably get the -call aeainst Russ Bauers, another tall righthander, or Bob McCall, the strikeout wizard who southpawed against the Oaks in the series opener. Both Bearden and Hafey saw ac tion in Thursday night's marathon when Eddie Sauer's lgth-inning single chased across the winning run, after the Acorns had .all but sewed up the contest in the eighth inning. OAKS BEAT SEATTLE Regardless of the outcome of to day's tiff, the fourth place finishing Acorns have done surprisingly well in the playoffs. A few weeks ago Stengel didn't have a pitcher he could turn to with any confidence. Then all of a sudden Bearden began clicking with remarkable regularity, giving the Oaks a fighting chance at the three hole. They didn't quite reach Portland but they insured their position in the playoffs early In their series against Seattle here on October 24. From there on it was a breeze with Stengel grooming his charges for the Seals, whom they beat handily a week ago. Probably the most valuable ad dition to the staff during the late season and playoff series has been Will Hafey, a sure bet to draw many a scout's attention next year, if if 1 ? -"-4 , . S fejS- " v. Although, the California Bears whacked the Wisconsin of yardage through the middle all afternoon. Here's Earl Badgers, 48 to 7. at Madison, the Badger backs made plenty Girard (44) taking off for a short gain through tackle in the "ilOTHllf hih A.iWt. third period. No. 61 is Wray George of Badgers, while blocker and player with outstretched arms are unidentified. Stanford Loses Third Straight; Broncos Win, 13 to 7 Georgia Tech Goal Still Is Uncrossed 20,000 WATCH REDS FAIL TO PRESENT OFFENSIVE DRIVES Bears Chalk Up Fourth Straight By EMMONS BYRNE CAMP RANDALL STADIUM, MADISON. Wis., Oct 11. An amazingly heads-up of Golden Bear swamped the University of Wisconsin, 48 to 7, this afternoon before a ranaritv rrnwrl of 45 000. it was one of the worst defeats ana oemg aii-arouna sona cnizens. By BILL DUNBAR STANFORD STADIUM, Oct. 11. You can't say these Stanford Indians aren't patriotic. For the past two weeks they have been feeling the President's rnnsprvatirvn nnlirv dpnrivincf themselves of pridiron ... ,,. ,r J jut- t 4. lj ! before 28,000 victories, nittincr down on sernnd helnincfs of touchdowns. ; 11. ivivv )tvtut T Owls Shatter jfireen Wave HOUSTON, Tex.,' Oct. 11. U.R Rice Institute's football team, a disappointment in its first two starts, began living up to pre-season OREGON STATE POWERS WAY TO 33 TO 6 VICTORY OVER IDAHO CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 11. (JP Oregon State's aerial attack and strong line gave the Beavers an easy 33-6 victory over the equally air-minded University of Idaho Vandals in a Pacific Coast Conference game 'score came midwav through the sec protnise today, routing a bewildered' a "crowd of about 10,000 saw the Oregon State fumble on the OSC I wane University eleven 33 to 0 i!a9vK trn n'p in h f rc ,iir- i oi O ff or or.e in the second, and twice in plays. the third against the strongest Idaho team to appear here in recent years. The Vandals displayed fine passing, but -were unable to gain through the stronger OSC line. Their only ever suffered by the Badgers, yet they at times outplayed the big Californians. Wisconsin fumbles, which were almost invariably recovered by California, were the order of the day. That and a new California noccinff attnrlr Vlot wac altrtthpr too much for the red-shirted Wis-5 to a 13 to 7 victory meal as some iorf. mn with ; 25.000 not too excited fans watched After piling up a 20 to 0 lead in The contest if you want to call a first half that saw them out-; it that brought out the poorest gained and outdowned, the Bears showing mat tne inaians nave maue were surprised after the second half, m a long, long time, n mere was any ngnt ana lire on xne oiaiuwu Their record remained intact as they politely relused a bit of Santa Clara Bronco) steak here this afternoon. SojT A 1 1 the Broncos, a more aggres- I I f 111 V V fl I II II l sive ztoud. steeped up to thd 11 WI MU,,VrJ m -m 4 lit 1! table and helped themselves ATLANTA, Oct. 11. JPh-Georgia Tech. repulsed repeatedly by an undermanned Virginia Military In stltute eleven, put together three drives for as many scores to con quer the KeydetSjtoday, 20-0. A sparse srowd of 25,000 saw the visitors hold the 1 highly-favored Georgians until the closing minutes of the first. half when they drove 59 yards to take a 7-0 margin. George Mathews, who led the attack with Frank Ziegler, threw two scoring passes and Ziegler plunged for the other two scores coming in the final period. The Yellow Jackets, still unscored on in three games and still unbeaten, charged up and down the field between the 30wyard lines most of the afternoon, with Jack Hutchinson, ace.Keydet punter, nullifying the forays with booming punts. Reds Take Option on : Texas League Club -! DALLAS. Tex., Oct ll.-r-Cin-; cinnatl of the National League took a 15-day option on buying the Tulsa . club of the Texas League today. Texas League club owners approved the probable sale with the - provision that Grayle Howlett, vice-' president and general manager, re-; main with the club. Howlett now owns 25 per cent' . , , .. Buckeyes, 32-0 MICHIGAN BURIES PITTSBURGH, 69-0 ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct 11 yP) The University of Michigan's thundering Wolverines smothered Pittsburgh under 10 touchdowns in the last three periods for a runaway 69 to 0 football victory that was Michigan's third straight top- heavy triumph. The same? Pitt line that played Illinois on even terms for the first half and did almost as well against Notre Dame gave the 59,964 partisan Michigan fans a slight scare by holding the mighty Wolverines scoreless for the first 17 minutes. But the throng that turned out In perfect football weather for another Wolverine touchdown parade wasn't disappointed in the end. kickoff when Clarence Self, speedy Badger back, broke through off right tackle and galloped 65 yards to score. The try for point was good. But that was the last tune the Badgers threatened, and a few minutes later the Bears had those seven points back. COMPLETE LONG PASS It came on a 43-yard pass, Bob Celeri to Bud Van Deren, who caught the ball a few yards out from the goal and rambled over. Jim Cullom made it 27 to 7. It was only a few moments later that the same play, with Tim Mine-han, doing the passing, netted 45 yards and a tuochdown. The pass was in the air for about 45 yards, Van Deren taking it behind De fender Earl Girard. Again Cullom converted. The third quarter ended, 34 to 7, tmd the Bears were not long idle. Ted Kenfield tore off a 47-yard run, a beautiful dash through a broken field for a first down on the Wisconsin 32. Jack Jensen and George Fong made it first down, and then Jensen went around left end all the way to score standing up. Cullom made it 41 to 7. The finale was made by Billy Montagne, who was pinned off the three-yard line after a 19-yard dash? and then carried the ball over guard. Cullom made it 48-7. FUMBLES HELPED squad, it was well hidden. POOR PASSING The Indian's passing attack was noticeable by its absence and the running attack was little better. The Bronco team, on the other hand, came out with the win after fighting the entire 60 minutes. They only tried three passes all of them in the first quarter and did quite well with Fullback Prentice and he rest of the Bronco backs running the balL Both of the Bronco touchdowns came in the second quarter, and Santa Clara had a 13 to 0 lead at Motion pictures of yesterday's S t a n f o r d-Santa Clara game played at Palo Alto will be shown alumni of the two schools Tuesday noon in Oakland at the El Curtola restaurant on 17th Street. half time. The Indian tally and a freak one at that came midway through the final period. The Broncos dominated the entire start of the game. They got down to the Indian one-yard line late in the first quarter, but the Indians held them on downs. In the first period the Stanfords handled the ball only seven times, COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 11. fP Southern California's rollicking Tro jans gave a spectacular display of. power and precision today as they scored in every period to hand Ohio State's fading Bucks a 32-0 setback, their second of the season, before a capacity crowd of 76,559. The colorful coast team tore apart Ohio's 5-4-2 defense for 194 yards rushing, and passed over and through it for 106 more. It outgained the Bucks 300 yards to 183, despite the fact Ohio State had the ball for 71 plays to 58 for the visitors. The Trojan victory evened the intersectional series at three each and was Southern Cal's first win over Ohio since 1938. Last year the Bucks triumphed, 21-0. Coach Jeff Cravath used all of his traveling squad of 44 in the contest, and had the field flooded with third and fourth stringers in the final period when the westerners marched for two touchdowns after having scored once in each of the first three periods. TAKE QUICK LEAD , The tipoff came on the first play when Joe Whisler, Ohio's fine fullback, fumbled and the Trojans took over. That was the first of two fumbles and three pass intercep tions on which Ohio the ball. was expected. but not by such a margin. So strong was tne Jtiice defense that Tulane.i never got inside the Owl 35-yard line. In the opening minutes Georgie Walmsley got a 16-yard run to the Tulane half-yard stripe and Big Virgil Eikenberg snaked through the middle from the quarterback spot on the next play. Walmsley slithered through the Green Wave 11 times for a net Of! 121 yards an average of 11 yards' a try. Rice scored once in each of the nrst three periods and twice in the last Tulane's biggest bid was aerial display whicn moved it to the Rice 42 in the third period, only to fizzle when Fullback Carl Russ, a defensive stalwart, slapped down a fourth down pass, flipped by Jim Keeton and intended for Ken Tar-zetti, at the Rice 28. i-3 Harvard Handed One Of Worst Defeats CHARLOTTSVtLLE, Va., Oct. 11. (P) Virginia combined sharp running and slick passing today to knock Harvard from the unbeaten ranks and hand the Crimson its worst defeat since Dick Harlow became coach in 1935. -The Cavaliers scored two touchdowns in the first period and kept pouring it on for a 47 to 0 victory. - Jayhawks Rack Up All-Time High Score LAWRENCE, Kas., Oct. 11. UP) The University of Kansas Jayhawks scored three touchdowns in each surrendered j of the first three quarters and four I in the final period for an 86 to 6 the capable hands o the Broncos Tko worn narcH Viv affffressive The Bears weren't nearly as good ; Fullback Bm prentice, who was as the 20 to 0 lead at half-time mdi-i fr.nrn , aarnt. way through the second quarter after scoring the first Bronco touchdown. He returned, though, in the second hall POOR BALL HANDLING The Indian backs didn't appear cated. Wisconsin fumbles and holes in the Wisconsin pass defense ruined a carefully planned Badger defense that had California pretty well bottled up on the ground. California got a break on the opening kickoff, Turner's boot go in to Wally Dreyer who returned I too capable when it came to han to his own 19-yard line where he dling the ball from center. This fail- Bob Chappuis, talented Wolverine1 fumbled. Jack Swaner grabbed the ; ing led to the first Bronco tally after Wichita Tops Drake" tV WICHA,-?'Kii,?:;'Oct-- lir-(flV- . x . At 1LU ..... n-wn im rnnnwni 1 n me uiira uusi - ter, one scored on a blocked punt ; OWay gave Wichita University a 21 r to 13 victory over Drake University I in a Missouri Valley Conference f game played befort 8000 fans, y halfback, hit end Boo Mann with a 70-yard touchdown, pass on the sec-! ond play of the second period and Michigan rolled as it pleased from there' on. " It was theworst Pitt licking in a football history that extends back to 1890. As in its , two previous runaway triumphs over Michigan State' and Stanford, Michigan rolled up the tremendous i score with its first string lineup in action less than a half of the time, -r Pittsburgh showed no semblance of an offense, gaining only 19 yards on the ground and 50 in the air while Michigan ground out 262 yards running and 234 in the air while amassing 23 first downs to the Panther one. ball, and there were the Bears in six and one-half minutes of the scoring territory. Three plays on second period. the eround were smeared by the! Miice Durxet, the Indian punt ar- Badger forwards, the Bears gaining i tist. came into the game when the not an inch. Then, with what i staniora team was xorced back to amounted to an eieht-man line 'its own 10-yard marker. As he is against him, Dick Erickson pitched always inserted to kick, the Bronco a fourth down pass to Swaner, who took the ball a few steps from the goal and went over. Halfback Don Doll fooled the : victory over South Dakota State in Ohio defpnsp rnmnlptplv in th a nnnjnfprnp fwH-iall crams SSSS first eight minutes when he faked i here today. The Kansas total was with the entire offensive resting in , a crack at tackle swung wide and ' an all-time scoring record for tiptoed 42 yards for the first score : Jayhawker team. without being touched. The second ' period marker was a spectacular one. Quarterback Jimmy Power lobbed a four-yard pass to Halfback Gordon Gray, who stuttered his way out of two pockets and zig-zag-ged 38 more yards to the end zone. Late in the third session Ohio had the ball on its own 44, third down and seven, but elected td plunge for it The Bucks missed, and the Trojans took over on the 49. Jay Roundy faked a pass and went 27 yards around end, Powers passed to Don Garlin for a first down on the Buck 11, and then Powers skirted right end for the counter. "i . - me Oakland Police and San The i;nsim . . kouui wiu 'Ciasn next TiiMrtatr defense fell back and Durket went into punting position on the second down. Bud Cullom kicked the extra! He crossed his opponents up. point to make it 7 to 0, with theitnougn and tossed a pass to Bob game only 90 seconds old. BADGERS LOOK GOOD For the next 15 minutes Wisconsin actually looked the better team. Clarence Self ran back the kickoff to his own 35, and the Badgers clicked off three successive first Continued Page 2S-A, CoL 7 Spartans' Passes Drop Cougars, 21-7 PULLMAN, Wash, Oct. 11. UJ0 , Little George Guerre, pitching bull's-! eye passes all over the lot, led Mich-1 igan State College to a 21 to 7 inter- j sectional football victory against ' Washington State College before 18.- !000 at Rogers Field. .' ig-; t- 4 .J 7 Of 71 i a S i gW Pot Set Practical ovenware set with run k covered casserole, six indi- ff vidual serving dishes. Saves dishwashing you cook, O J? serve and store right in the WnuY now . FOR ' W iff1 aX-5jj A,mwfe Oakland Police FBI Bowlers to Clash SO. CALIFORNIA Lineham LE (Anderson, who got the Indians out of the hole by getting to the Stan ford 22. He tried it again on the irjoii imro down, and tne alert Bronco iocu defense threw him back to Stanford's eight He definitely was set to kick then, but fate stepped in and made Ferraro Clark . . . . McCormick McCall .... Hendren . . Cleary Murphy ... mu LG... . C ... RG... BT... RE .. QB... LH... RH... FB... Southern California 6 Ohio State 0 Southern California scoring: Touchdowns Doll, Gray sub for DolU, Powers sub lor Murphy , Curry uub for DoIl, Davis fsub for McCormick . points Continued Page 26-A, Col. 5 placement. 1 K meht at R OHIO STATE (VrWvlr An tho T,ct T U 1 t wS Lieut Walter Hawkinson is captain j Tift," Ui Uie P"ce live. uapt. lxu John- ::: TeSonheads the FBI team. Jennings' 1 . Haeue ! ' ' Generals Triumph rr1""";; Lexington, va, Oct n.-w- s 7 1332 ; wasnmgton and Lee slid and slam- 0 0 0 0 rnprl fhrrmerrt th miiA sAnmt V a four-day rain here today to register a Southern Conference football victory over George Washington University, . i Enter Kay Jewelers' 33rd Anniversary SALE CONTEST YOU CAN VALUABLE PRIZES worth $3,300 FREE! 1st Prize IC47Do Luxo Plymculh Sedan NO PURCHASE REQUIRED GET YpUR ENTRY BLANK AT KAY JEWELERS 1203 BROADWAY 0R "T SOSStt

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