Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan on October 24, 1960 · Page 19
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Monday, October 24, 1960
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Coach Wilson Hails Lions: "Set ter Than 9 57 GAME ICER FOR LIONS Dick (Night Train) Lane of the Detroit Lion leaves the field at Briggi stadium Sunday rfter Ohio State for Homecoming! .New partans JL By GEORGE S. ALDERTON (Journal Sports Editor) Still in the running for the Big Ten championship but unable to withstand another defeat, Michigan State's football team tightens up its cinches and rides into the face of new fury this week. It's Ohio State here Saturday! Coach Duffy Daugherty, delighted with the way his team handled Indiana in the 35 to 0 victory, feels that the Spartans now are travelling in their best form of the year. "I thought we were closer to f our potential at Bioomington than at any time this year," Daugherty said today. "It was a good and consistent team job with the attack running smoothly and the defense capable of all the jobs Indiana posed. We were pretty good team.'S , . But Daugherty knows if the Spartans do anything about stop- ping Ohio State the Spartans will have to be better than ; "good" they will have to be f "great". "Indiana was a 'good team, but we handled them pretty easily," he reviewed. "Now we take on a 'great' one, and if we are to do well we will have to be 'great' ourselves. It's an exciting prospect this week." There was a dark cloud on the horizon, however. Fullback Carl Charon, a star of the Indiana game, is laid up with a wrenched knee. Charon scored a touchdown against Indiana and gained 54 yards in six carries. Dr. James Feurig, team physi-. cian, said Monday that it was highly questionable whether Charon would be ready for the Ohio State game. And Don Stewart, halfback on the defensive backfield in which Charon plays, also was limping on a severely bruised thigh muscle. Prospect was that he would recover during the week. There were several other injured Spartans, including starting halfback Herb Adderley, but they are not regarded as seriously hurt. One of State's main chores this week is getting the defense ready to withstand the assault of tal rSI Hot & Cold Buffet Every Sunday Watch for Opening of NEW Capital Park Motor Hottl Capitol Park Motor Hotel (Formerly DEAN & Fori Dialer E. Grand River at Cedar i'" STEVE gwB wm?i.iwjiM I'V CHQSKQV p yVj says hello to all his W J ' 1 t HI old friends and ; I -J J 1 ill neighbors ... Come P 5" 111 "i or Demonsrra- f nj' i L Beautiful '61 FORD ) X-.X J . U Built to take care J intercepting Johnny Unitas pass in closing minutes of game and racing 80 yards for an in Fury Awaiting This week ented Buckeye quarterback Tom Matte and the rushes of the 225-pound fullback, Bob Ferguson. Indication that the defense is functioning well is seen in successive shutouts that the Spar tans handed Notre Dame and In diana, 21-0 and 35-0. Neither opponent was able to get into scoring position. The Spartans' SPARTANS REMEMBER HIM! Fullback Bob Ferguson ran nearly half the length of the football field last fall to score the touchdown that enabled Ohio State to beat Michigan An Invitation Leisure' dining Your Favorite Cocktail Delightful atmosphere, perfect food plus home made bread. Hotel Porter) HARRIS Over 45 Years Ph. IV 2-1604 surance touchdown. Detroit upset the Baltimore Colts 30-17. (AP Wirephoto) haven't had successive shutouts since the opening games in the 1957 season, Indiana and Cali fornia. "It's a week of hard work, and I'm sure the players want to look their best for the alumni homecoming crowd of 76,000," Daugherty said. "I have confidence in this squad." State, 30-24, and it meant the Spartans' loss of the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl trip. Ferguson will be here with the Buckeyes Sat-, urday. Two Ring Titles To Be at Stake NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPD In this busy boxing week, two title fights are slated, Archie Moore gives a non-title perform ance and the welterweight divi sion continues to command attention. Lightweight champion Joe Brown of Houston, Tex., 34 makes his record-breaking ninth defense of the 135-pound title 3 1 against former top contender Cisco Andrade of Compton, Cat 30, at the Los Angeles Olympic auditorium Friday night, with out benefit of TV or radio. Actual splitting of the bantam weight (118-pound) crown begins Tuesday night at London, Eng., when Freddie Gilroy of Belfast Northern Ireland, fights ex-world France for the European version of thewacant world title. Gilroy is champion of Europe and the British empire. Li2ht heawweisht chaniDion LArphie Moore, whose age ranges between 44 and 47, engages in a non-title bout with Giulio Rinal-di of Italy at Rome on Saturday. Recreation Football - JVNIORS Lutheran's 19, Untouchable IS Argonauts 33. Bombers 0 M1IX.KT Rockets 3o, Spartans 0 Beadles 19. American Legion 0 White Hawks 12. Lansing Building 0 Lions 48, Optimists 0 Hot Dogs W. Union Baptist 3 Mt. Hope Wildcats 2. Kaiamszoo Lions 0 Kit's Fits 50. Everett Bobcats 6 . FOOD & FUN LARRY'S STAG LUNCH 332 N. Washington Rum Pinochle Moon By DAVE D1LES DETROIT, Oct. 24 Wi Jim Martin, the man who kicked the Detroit Lions back into respectability, is a grizzled old marine fighter the Lions tried to- talk into retirement a year ago. Martin resisted front office tirgings that he hang up his cleats because, as he put it, "I can't afford to quit." Today, the Lions can thank - the 36-year-old kicker and occasional linebacker for rescuing the sagging Detroit fortunes with a 30-17 victory over the defending world champion Baltimore Colts. "And a little bit of luck in fact, quite a bit of it," Martin was quick to add after yester- Lions Help Shake That NFL Tree Colts Lose, So Do Browns; Packers and Bears Share Top (By The Associated Press) A month ago who'd have imagined: That the Baltimore Colts would be in third place with two losses in the National Foot ball league's Western conference while the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears would be tied for the lead That the Cleveland Browns would rest in third place in the Eastern conference after opening the season with a 41-24 triumph of the Philadelphia Eagles. Yet this is the story today after the Colts Sunday went down to their second loss, 30-17, to the Detroit Lions, winless in three previous starts. The Packers, who beat the Colts two weeks ago, crushed San Francisco 41-14, while the Bears were held to a 24-all tie. The deadlock broke a 12-game losing streak for the Rams. Philadelphia's Bobby Walston kicked a field goal in the final 15 seconds to upset Cleveland 31-29 and avenge that opening day trouncing. The victory moved the Eagles (4-1) into the second place in the east, behind idle New York, which has three wins and a tie. Elsewhere, St. Louis handed Dallas its fifth loss in as many games. 12-10 while Washington and Pittsburgh played to a 27-27 tie. PACKERS PASS WELL In the American league, Houston tightened its hold on first place in the Eastern conference with a 42-28 victory over second place New York, Denver beat Boston 31-24 and Buffalo defeated Oakland 38-9. The second of Jim Martin's three field goals a 51-yarder that hit the crossbar and bounced over broke a 17-17 tie for the Lions after Baltimore Quarterback Johnny Unitas had thrown scoring passes to Ray Berry and Jim Mustscheller. His TD-toss-per-game streak went to 42 regular season games. However, Dick (Night Train) Lane wrapped things up for Detroit when he intercepted a Unitas pass and ran 80 yards for a touchdown. The Packers unlimbered a good passing attack to go with the running of Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor. Quarterback Lamar Mchan completed 11 of 24 for 183 of their 206 passing yards, while Hornng and Taylor combined for 170 of 249 rush ing. Hornung also scored twice and kicked two field goals and five extra points. Y. A. Tittle passed for both 49er scores. BROWN DEFENSES RIDDLED Chicago .Quarterback Zeke Bratkowski turned from goat to hero, m a few moments when he tossed a 29-yard scoring pass to Angelo Coia for the tie after Ed Meador had intercepted one of the tosses and ran 25 yards to give the Rams a 24-17 lead. Bratkowski also hit Coia with a 15-yard TD toss and Willie Dew- veall with a J4-yarder. Walston s 38-yard field goal was set up by a pass interference call and climaxed a brilliant second half offensive show by the Eagles. Norm Van Brocklin riddled the Browns defenses with passes, throwing 57 yards to Tommy McDonald and 8 to Bill Barnes for scores. 1 He hit Walston with a 49-yarder for a TD the first time Philadelphia had the ball. Jimmy Brown ran 71 yards for a Cleveland touchdown and gained 167 yards overall. But the Eagles held halfback Bobby Mitchell to 35 in 14 tries. Gerry Perry's 18-yard field goal in the last 43 seconds after L. G. Dupre fumbled on the iDala; 39 beat the Cowboys. Dupre's TD had put them ahead 10-9 earlier in the period. The Redskins also heeded a last minute field goal 43 yards by Bob Khayat to tie Pittsburgh. Bert Rechichar's 44-yard effort with 12 seconds to go bounced off the cross bar after the Steelers had been penalized five yards for delay of the game. IS5 5 DAY SPECIAL CARS PAINTED $ggl iqc Choice of Colors s B M3 - 20 Years' Experience w 9 Expert Body Work Martin's Auto Painting Service 125 N. Larch Open 7 to 7 day's stunning triumph accomplished in a fashion reminiscent of the glorious championship years. Martin won the game with field goals of 52, 51 and 40 yards. The Lions came from behind, like the Lions of old, with such a stirring victory that it caused Coach George Wilson to say flatly that "this team is better than the 1957 club that won the championship." Wilson claimed it was not a wiM statement coming from a hungry coach who had seen his team win only 7 of 27 games, a coach whose job might be jeopardy because o three straight losses this year. "No sir," said Wilson. "This is a better team, and here is THIRD SECTION Monday, October 24, 1960 Pages 19 to 30 AT CIVIC CENTER Mat Game Will Bow This Week This is the week that professional wrestling comes to town. Veterans of Foreign Wars have joined hands with Burt Ruby associates of Detroit to launch a proposed 26-week program in Civic Center. Wednesday night will find the grunters and groaners performing under the floodlights of the big arena. How Lansing is to greet the wrestlers who have hitherto con fined their activities to the 119th armory ring on the east side will be one of the points of interest in this opener. Ruby, a former wrestler him self and in recent years known as a promoter of the game on a state television network, told the V. F. W. leaders that the card for Wednesday is the best he can recruit. "Nothing but the best is our motto,," Ruby promises. "We want Lansing to step into our widening picture and have the same class of promotion that bag- inaw, Pontiac and Detroit are now enjoying. The Wednesday night card features the Mr. Americas, in a tag-team match against Abner Jacobs and All Bey. The Americas decline to reveal their iden tities. Another tag-team match will feature midget wrestlers. Larry Chene will meet Jim (Brute) Bernard in a return match. They met on television last week. Gross Leads U-D Past Dayton, 13-0 DETROIT, Oct. 24 UP) The University of Detroit had a quar terback job open but . Jerry Gross, sensational passer from Bay City Central, may have it sewed up. Gross, subbing for the injured Bob Lusky, sparked the Titans to a 13-0 victory over Dayton Sat urday night His fancy footwork netted him' 124 yards in 16 rushes against the Flyers. Gross, who passed for 2,825 yards and 34, touchdowns in his final two years at Bay City, turned in a workmanlike job for the Titans. Top 10 at a Glance (Br the Associated Pms) Here's how the top 10 teams in last week's Associated Press college football poll did Saturday: 2 MississiDDi. beat Arkansas 10-7 "ight. . .... o Syracuse, oeac esi vuguus 4 rsavy. Deal fain -'i-u. 5 Missouri, beat Iowa state 34-8. 6 Minnesota, beat Michigan lO-O. n Rnvlnr. htnt Tpvs. A & M. 14-0. 8 Washington, beat Oregon State 30-29.... . . , 9 Ohio State. Deal Wisconsin ot-i. 10 Purdue, lost to Iowa 21-14. New Sinclair Heating; Oil is clean, safe, always dependable. Gives more comfort per dollar. It's Premium Quality at s regular price. CALL IVanhoe 5-7275 ... or nearest Sinclair Supplier Sinclair Sinclair Refining Company why: better receivers; we don't have the confusing two-quarter back situation we had with Bobby Layne and Tobin Rote, and the spirit and attitude well, they are the big things. We're not deep in personnel like Baltimore or Green Bay, but we make up in spirit what we lack in depth." Wilson admitted that the spirit and attitude had suffered in recent games. He went back two weeks to the San Francisco game the Lions lost in the final second of play. 'We could easily be 3-1 now instead of 1-3," he said. "Losing that Frisco game almost killed us. It's tough to bounce back, but we've done it now. We were up from the start to U-M Now Must Regroup For Game With Badgers Wolverines Not as Victories ANN ARBOR. Oct. 24 U& Michigan football fans aren't ready to concede that Minnesota is one of the better football teams in the nation. So, Wolverine partisans must concede, then, that Michigan is not quite as good as it appeared in the first four games of me campaign. e- The 10-0 loss to Minnesota forces a re-evaluation of the re maining games ardnst Wiscon sin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio State. It would appear that Mich igan s rebuilding process is not quite as far along as the early victories over Oregon, Duke and Northwestern would have indi cated. Minnesota's big, hard-hitting linemen turned Michigan into a fumbling and inefficient offense on Saturday. Seven giveaways, on five fumbles and two intercep tions, kept the Wolverines from being a contender for victory. This week, Michigan must re group its forces and hope that Dave Glinka is a good sophomore quarterback who operated the Wolverine offense with calm ef ficiency through the first four games that he is not the jittery signal-caller who failed to get Michigan's machine running and who was tossed for 51 yards in losses by the Minnesota line. Saturday, Michigan travels to Madison to me:t a Wisconsin team that has looked both good and bad. The Badgers were wal loped by Ohio State on Saturday. SATURDAY'S FIGHT RESIXTS MEW YORK UPI Emtlle firlffith. 147 New York, stooped Willie Towell, 114, soum Ainca isj. HAVANA (UPI) Chlro Mora'el. 136si. Cuba, outpointed Gulliermo Val-des. 131. Cuba (10. start ; ff&V)a' 'All 1 4 . I Schenley the only whisky with extra smoothness whipped in ... an exclusive Schenley discovery. 4?6rAth $27SPint day. Everyone just had that'. feeling and we were lucky t get some of the breaks." The Lions gambled, like the Lions of old. A backfire on either of two major gambles, said Wilson, and "the Colts would have murdered us." But both gambles paid off. The first was Jim Ninowski's third down pass from his end zone in the first period. It gained 26 yards to Dan Lewis and launched a 95-yard touchdown drive. The play that kept the drive going came three plays later when it was fourth and one to go on the Detroit 39. The period ended after the third down play. As Wilson put it, "we had time to think it over. Every man wanted to go for it The players had to make it work, and they did because they wanted to. It was just that little three-inch play that did it." Three plays after that second gamble, Ninewski. hooked up with rookie end Gail Cod-gill on a 54-yard pass play to the Baltimore 5. Hopalong Cassady scored from the 3. It was the game's first touchdown, coming after Martin had booted a 52-yard field goal, Strong as Early; Indicated ings Lose To Toronto Detroit Loses Its Touch, Ends Three-Game Winning Streak DETROIT, Oct. 24 W The De troit Red Wings, their scoring punch suddenly gone, dropped a 3-1 National Hockey league de cision to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night and ended a three-game winning streak. George Armstrong, Bert Olm- stead and former Red Wing Red Wing Red Kelly scored for the! Leafs. Norm Ullman scored the only Detroit goal. The Red Wings play the New York Rangers at New York Wednesday in their next game. Armstrong's goal touched off a long argument. The goal judge didn't see the puck go into the nets when "Armstrong fired a rebound of Allan Stanley's long shot in the second period. The judge didn't flash the light, but referee Eddie Powers awarded the goal after consultation jvith linesmen Neil Arm-ssrong and Loring Doolittle. I SCHENLEY DISTILLERS CO, N. Y. C. BLENDED WHISKY, 86 enjoying ihe longest of his 11 season pro career, and his first of three in the game. Baltimore's Steve Myhra had tied it 3-3 with a 48-yarder later in the k opening period. When Johnny Unitas caught fire, it appeared certain this would be loss No. 4 for Detroit The Cinderella quarterback, who completed half his 40 passes, started clicking with Raymond Berry and the two of them led tho Colts to a pair of scores in a span of two minutes and 17 seconds. A 22-yard- scoring pass to Berry was followed moments later by a three-yard touch down pass to Jim Mutschc-ller. As it turned out. the Colts were through for the day, although Unitas hit Berry for 11 completions and 182 yards. The Lions tied the game midway through the third period on a 80-yard drive held together by Ninowski's 35-yard pass to Jim Gibbons and a 30-yard run by Nick Pietrosante. Martin kicked the winning field goal just after the fourth quarter began. Dick Lebeau intercepted a Unitas pass at the Colt 43. Ninowski missed on three passes before Martin's booming field goal 51-yards from the Baltimore goal hit on top of the cross bar i and bounced across. 1 1 On the first play after tha ' kickoff, Martin added to his hero's stature. The ex-marine, 1 who calls himself "Captain of 1 the Bench," was put in as a ' linebacker because Wilson wanted a "freshman" in tha game. . ( Martin barreled into Unitas, s causing him to fumbie. Detroit's Bill Glass recovered at the Colt 10. A penalty and a 13 yard loss shoved the ball back to the 32. Martin, on fourth down, sent a low, swirling kick that barely cleared tha cross bar for his third field goal. It was a 40-yarder and made the score 23-17. The Colts had one last big effort. Unitas led them to tha Detroit 27, but Dick (Night Train) Lane intercepted one of Unitas passes and sped 80 yards for the insurance touchdown. It was a victory Wilson called the Lions' best since tha world title walloping of Cleveland in December, 1957. Tha jubilant coach said this merely is the start of much better things for the Lions. "There's no telling how far we can go now," he said. "We proved something to ourselves today." He promptly gave the squad an extra day off Tuesday, gen erally a hard working day for the club that until yesterday looked like it might never win another National Football league game. : WINES i To Take Out McFarlana Drugs 428 S. Washinaton t Free Parking In Rear , PROOF, 65 GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS "5? ) - i m m A i

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