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Port Huron, Michigan
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Tuesday, October 31, 1950
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u Southern Methodist Rated No.l In Weekly Poll ! : 8 State Prep Teams Unbeaten Flint Northern Faces Roughest Schedule Detroit, Oct. 31 UP With eight tchoolboy grid teams still undefeated, Flint Northern won't be without a rival for the State Class A title should it survive in its four remaining games. This year's unbeaten crop is one of the largest in several seasons for the home stretch drive. Although Flint Northern stands out as the mightiest, it still has the most games to play, and thus runs the biggest risk of having its perfect record blemished. Sharing undefeated honors with Northern are Saginaw Arthur Hill, Dearborn, Alpena, Ann Arbor, Detroit Redford, Detroit Northeastern and Mt. Clemens. At least one of the eight clubs is certain to fall by the wayside this week, for Northern and Arthur Hill clash in the feature attraction. Since the start of the campaign, Northern and Saginaw have ranked one-two among the State's leading aggrera-tions. On the basis of speed, passing might and comparative scores. Northern rates as favorite by several touchdowns. But the Hillites are sure to be fired to a fever pitch for the big battle, and there is always a chance that Flint has reached its peak too soon in its early, high-scoring routs. 'Northern isn't taking the tussle lightly. It expects its toughest game so far this season. The tilt normally would stack up as a breeze for the high-powered Flint eleven simply on the basis of its 60 to 0 triumph over Owosso compared to Arthur Hill's scant 13 to 0 win over the same team. The Saginaw Valley loop is just one of the three other Class A leagues which are still featuring bitter title battles. Xip-and-tuck races currently are raging in the Grand Rapids City league, the Southwestern, and Detroit Metropolitan loops. Union, Central and Catholic are in hot pursuit of the Grand Rapids crown. Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Muskegon Heights feature the Southwestern chase, and Northeastern and Redford are roaring toward a championship playoff in the Detroit Metropolitan league. Five teams clinched conference crowns last week. Ann Arbor made off with its second straight Five-A diadem, as did Mt Clemens in the Eastern Michigan loop. Dearborn copped the Twin Valley banner, Fordson the Border Cities title, and Alpena the Arrowhead championship. State conference undisputed champions: Ann Arbor Five-A; Mt. Clemens Eastern Michigan; Dearborn Twin Valley; Fordson Border Cities; Alpena Arrowhead; Ypsilanti Suburban B; Fitzgerald Oakland B; Stanton Montcalm; Charlevoix N. Michigan; Newaygo Newaygo County; North Muskegon Western Michigan; Comstock Park Ken-Owa; Farmington Inter Lakes; Vassar Upper Thumb; Port Austin Central Thumb; Milan Huron League; Shepherd Valley C; Chesaning Central C; Leelanau 5-. .cot''' v-v' . , u TOUCHDOWN PASS! End Jim MutscheUer (right of Notre Dame goes up in air for touchdown pass in first period (Oct. 28) from Back John Mazur as Back John Wilson of Michigan State moves in on vain attempt to break it up at game in South Bend, Ind. Michigan State won 36 to 33. (AP Photo) 'Igtetaqoainted! In Octobor IT S SINCLAIR N. A. COSGROVE SUPPLIER . 104 Water St. Phone 2-8523 Port Huron. Mich. 23 YEARS OP DEPENDABILITY That Is That Lansing. Oct. 31 AP All you young bucks in your nineties take a back seat. Let's hear no more about your claims to being the State's oldest fisherman. The State Conservation Department, which has been looking through the 90-year-old lists for the winner, says it has settled now on William "Pop" Eddington of Long Lake in Kalamazoo County. He fishes regularly in the summer and occasionally through the ice. "Pop" is 101 years old. Army Does Not Pick Soft Spots Coach Blaik Defends Cadets And Schedule (By The Associated Press New York, Oct. 31 Army doesn't go around feeling muscles and looking for soft spots in choosing its football opponents, Coach Earl (Red) Blaik said today in defending the Cadets schedule. "I don't think our schedule needs a defense," the West Point taskmaster declared. "Year in and year out we play as tough teams as anybody in the country. "But I know there has been criticism of our card this year I don't know wrhere they get it." Blaik said the Army policy has been to schedule seven big games and plant a couple of lighter foes in the middle somewhere to give the boys a chance to relax. That would explain the appearance of Harvard, played Oct. 21, and New Mexico, to be met November 11. "There's nothing unusual about that," the Army coach added in a telephone interview. "Look at the schedules of some of the other top 10 teams and you will find schedules weaker than ours." Blaik said in Army's case it was especially necessary to give the team a letup once or twice during the season's grind. "The players aren't given any special consideration at the Academy. It's up at 5:50 in the morning just like the other cadets and football practice until dark. That makes it very rough." Army's head strategist said furthermore the schedules are made out three and four years in advance and it's impossible to tell how they will come out. "When we scheduled Perm State three years ago they were regarded as one of the best teams in the country," he said. (Penn State finished fourth in 1947 in the Associated Press' final polL) "We played Michigan. They were No. 1 when we scheduled them. They were considered one of the best teams in the middle west this year and still are." Northern Michigan, and St. Johns West Central. I rri MINNESOTA STOPPED! Halfback Dick Gregory (14) runs into the arms of Oswald Clark (86), Michigan end and is stopped for no gain in the second period of game at Minneapolis, Minn. (Oct. 28) No. 98 is Al Markert, Minnesota tackle. The game ended in a tie, 7 to 7. (AP Photo) R AM B By FRED H. VINCENT Home football fans may have been so busy watching Port Huron Big Reds and St. Stephen Saints that they might have missed what Junior College Skippers did in their recent game with Grosse lie Naval Air Base . . . THOMAS E. WOODS, a member of the Junior College staff, City Commissioner and holder of a few other offices, wants everyone to know that Jaysee Skippers set a record Saturday night. Here is what the Skippers' statistician wants the world to know: "The 47 points scored by Junior College against Grosse lie established a record for the Blue and Gold in 16 years of gridiron competition. Back in 1933, the local Collegians hung a 38-0 loss on Wayne Frosh, their highest point total until Sat Sports Parade By OSCAR FRALEY (United Press Sports Writer) New York, Oct. 31 UP Four years of frustration came to a happy ending today for George Ratterman. His coach finally told him that he was a better quarterback than Johnny Lujack. Ratterman, currently the sparkplug of the professional New York Yankees, has been waiting a long time to hear that. Ever since 1946, when he was a substitute for the widely-heralded Lujack at Notre Dame. BIG GEORGE was convinced, even then, that he had more on the ball than Lujack. But Coach Frank Leahy thought otherwise and, the tall blond from Cincinnati went to Leahy and asked him about his plans for 1947. Ratterman suggested that Lujack be shifted to left halfback and that he be installed at quarterback. Leahy wouldn't promise anything. So Ratterman turned professional and signed with the Buffalo Bills. Lujack continued to star at Notre Dame as a 1947 All-America and in 1948 signed with the Chicago Bears. The Bears were in the National league and one of the best clubs in that league. So Lujack's buildup continued. The Bills, for whom Ratterman played, were in the All-America conference, and not one of the best in that loop. BUT THE LEAGUES consolidated this year and Sunday, for the first time, Ratterman, now with the New York Yankees, squared off against the fellow who had kept him on the bench. Ratterman walked off with all the honors. He brought the New York Yankees, whom he directed, from behind and pitched and planned them to a thrilling but convincing 38 to 27 victory over the feared monsters of the midway. Lujack was good, completing 20 of 39 passes for 331 yards and one touchdown. But Ratterman was terrific. He completed 10 of 18 for 276 yards and two touchdowns and set up three others. "Ratterman certainly proved to be the best quarterback," said Red Strader, coach of the Yankees. IT WAS MUSIC to big George's ears. "That's no reflection on Lujack," Strader added. "Any team would be fortunate to have either one of those boys." "I definitely think Ratterman is better than Lujack," the redhead grinned. ' "That's because I think he's the best in the business." That puts the Yankee quarterback on top of some pretty fair country field generals and passers such as Sammy Baugh, Otto Graham and Frankie Albert. But Ratterman is content just to be rated better than LujacTc. It's vindication lor which he has waited four long years. Fights Last Night (By The Associated Press Scranton, Pa. Gene i Silent Hairston, 153, New York, outpointed Kid Gavilan, 150. New York (10). Baltimore Cesar Brion. 194Ti, Argentina, outpointed Keene Simmons, 202 '.i, Brooklyn (10). Paris Tlaude Ritter, 157. France, outpointed Tiberio Mitri, 158Vi. Italy (10). Nottingham, England Jan Sneyers, 110 V4. outpointed Terry Allen, lllMt, London (15. New York Billy Neri, 141, Brooklyn, knocked out Vito Drago, 138, Louisville (5). ALL WOOL Coat Sweaters $c95 All Colors Only civilian 320 Hnron Phone 2-5576 L I N G S urday night. Likewise 19 points the fruit of 3 touchdowns and a conversion is a JC record for scoring in a single quarter. So was John Jacobson's achievement on conversions. He was successful after the first four JC touchdowns, missed the fifth time, clicked on the sixth and missed the seventh. JIM LITTLE'S gallop around end for the final Skipper touchdown was somewhat remarkable, too. The 150-pound reserve halfback had appeared in football competition only once before in his life against Grosse He on the Naval Flyer gridiron Oct. 7. On that occasion he rambled for a 13-yard gain just before the game ended. Ground gaining statistics of the game show that Seely racked up 75 yards in 16 carries. Hamilton 52 in 14, George 39 on 3, Willis 33 on 11, Jacobson 26 on four and VanNess 10 on 2. Boyd's 60-yard touchdown gallop was the longest JC ground-covering play of the game. GROSSE ILE scored on an intercepted pass in the third quarter and twice in the final period on a combined passing and running attack. Another Flyer touchdown, in the first quarter, travelled 55 yards on a deceptive pass play, but was nullified by a 15-yard penalty. The Skippers can hang up a JC football record by winning their next two games, as no previous Blue and Gold "11" has finished a season with four victories, one loss and one tie. This can be achieved by a victory. Saturday against a strong Ypsi Frosh team and over Selfridge Field in a return engagement on the Army Flyers' gridiron Nov. 11. The Selfridge team hung up a 25-7 conquest in the Skippers' inaugural Sept. 30, but the local Collegians hope to make it a different story in the season finale. COACH HARRY ANDERLE had high praise for all of his JC squad for their performance against Grosse He, observing that every man gave a spirited performance, regular and reserve. He singled out on defense Alvin MacLean, of Jeddo, and Bill Hahn, Jim Thomas, Fred McLouth and Harrison Miller, of Marine City. Seely, Hamilton, Willis, George, and Jacobson were the big guns on offense, while Boyd's all-around play at end was outstanding. Seely did an excellent job as a triple-threater, running, passing and kicking with great efficiency especially throughout the first half. - A HOST OF JC gridiron athletes will wind up their JC football careers before a home crowd Saturday night in the Ypsi game. The group includes: Seely, Willis, VanNess, George and Sheldon in the backfield, and McLouth, Conrad, Paton, Boucher, Boyd, Sheppard, Touma. Christensen, Hahn, Dinger, Troy, Haenke and Reed in the line " In Michigan College standings the Skippers are seventh back of Michigan State, Northern Michigan, Albion, Western Michigan, Michigan Tech and Ala. THE HIGH SCHOOL Big Reds can finish in second place in the Eastern Michigan league with a Heating with Oil Is a joy to behold You'll end all toil And never he cold. Phone 2-8553 THE MOORE CO. Heating Specialist Military at Court S PORT HURON P TIMES HERALD n 1 s Tuesday, October 31, 1950 Baseball Bosses Have Three Items To Talk Over Cincinnati, Oct. 31 AP The future of major league baseball game broadcasts, the ambitions of the Pacific Coast league and the status of jobless Branch Rickey formed a strangely mixed baseball diet here today. Officially it was to be a meeting of the major-minor league executive committee to consider what to do about major league broadcasts infringing on minor league territory. That was on the docket today for the combined major-minor bosses. Wednesday Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler is to meet with representatives of the three Class AAA leaguesthe Pacific Coast, the International and the American Association for a discussion of the renewed request by the Pacific Coast loop to be excluded from baseball's draft. That's where Rickey entered into the picture. Rickey, left without any official baseball status after severing his connections with the Brooklyn Dodgers, said in St. Louis Monday that he would be in here Wednesday to see some major league club owners. Of Interest To Sportsmen Lansing, Oct. 31 AP Hunters were reminded by the State Conservation Department today that the Lower Peninsula season on pheasants, partridge, woodcock and squirrels ends Nov. 5. Hunting: , for ducks, geese, rabbits and woodchuck continues legal. Ducks and geese can be shot through Nov. 16, rabbits through Dec. 31 in the southern Lower Peninsula, Jan. 31 in the northern Lower Peninsula and March 1 in the Upper Peninsula. Woodchuck hunting Is on the same schedule except that there is no closed season above the Straits. Down Your Alley PRESSED METALS High Individual Series: Ray Morris 191-175-200 566, Otto Richert 186-179-180 545, John Kota 159-185-194538, Ray Bailey 190-152-196 538. High Team Series: Draftsmen 846-842-897 2585, Inspectors 792-943-756 2491, Cold Headers 799-828-8272454. Season's Record To Date: -High Individual, Ed MacCallum. 232; High Series, Ed MacCallum, 618; Team High Game, Inspectors, 943; High Series, Draftsmen, 2585. High Games for Round: B. Bernaby 223. R. Morris 200, D. Symon 196, L. Carlisle 191, R. Bailey 196, J. Heimbach 189, B. Sischo 196. BLOOMINGTON, IND. UP The Indiana Hoosiers sought to improve their defense for Saturday's meeting with Michigan State. Coach Clyde Smith was disappointed at the team's showing against Illinois. victory over Hazel Park in the final of the season Nov. 11 at Memorial Park. The St. Stephen Saints rest in fifth place in the St. Clair County league. KI D JPk ... 8:30 P.M. DETROIT AUTO CLUB - vs. - SARNIA Phone Sarnia, Digby Coach Voted Down Philadelphia, Oct. 31 UP It was third down and Coach Bill Leconby sent in word to his Lehigh football team to punt. To his surprise, the next play was a run which made a first down. After the game, he asked the players what happened. "Oh," came the quarterback's reply, "we took a vote in the huddle and you were voted down." No Rose Bowl Trip For MSC Only Big 10 Title Contender Eligible (By The Associated Press) Chicago, Oct. 31 Any hopes Michigan State, winner of five out of six starts thus far, might have of going to the Rose Bowl were squelched today. K. L. (Tug) Wilson, Big Ten athletic commissioner, said that a ruling of May, 1949, was made by the conference permitting only a championship contender to play the final two games in the five year series which ends next New Year's day. Michigan State, which includes Michigan and Notre Dame among its victims, is a member-in-name-only of the conference. The Spartans begin football championship play in 1953. With only a loss to Maryland (34-7) marring their record, the Spartans have lately been boomed from several quarters as the Midwest's delegate to the 1951 Pasadena classic. A new Rose Bowl pact, if one is ever signed by the Big Ten and Pacific Coast conferences, may prove less stringent than the current contract and leave a possibility for a Michigan State bid in 1952 or 1953. "Both conferences have exchanged ideas on a new pact," said Wilson, "but we haven't done anything definite yet, and I don't think the Pacific Coast has either. "The Pacific Coast Conference apparently has a preference for sending its champion every year. We thus far are sticking to our old idea of limiting a team to one bowl appearance every three years. If we get together, undoubtedly there will be a compromise." The Big Ten race currently fav-. ors Illinois, Michigan or Wisconsin for the Rose Bowl bid, although the champion may not be any of them. Ohio State now is a heavy favorite for the crown, but the Buckeyes are ineligible for the Pasadena trip since they went last January, edging California 17-14. Illinois took the 1947 Rose Bowl championship in the opener of the pact, beating UCLA 45-14. Michigan trounced Southern California 49-0 in 1948 and Northwestern whipped California 20-14 in 1949. Although ineligible to compete, Michigan State ironically has a vote in selecting the Big Ten's Bowl representative when the conference title chase ends November 25. " Maurice Richard Of Montreal Hockey Scoring Leader Montreal, Oct. 31 AP Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens pulled away from the leading scorers in the National Hockey league last week and today leads the loop in goals scored and in total points. , The hard-shooting right winger scored three goals last week to bring his total to seven goals and three assists for 10 points in nine games. Pressing behind the Rocket are Gordie Howe of Detroit, who suffered a fractured skull in the playoffs last year but still is a powerhouse, and veteran Max Bentley of Toronto. Jack Gelineau, in his sophomore year with Boston, and Terry Saw-chuk Detroit's rookie sensation, lead, the league's goalies with a 1.71 average. Both have allowed 12 goals in seven games. The point leaders: Richard, Montreal, 10; Howe, Detroit, 8; M. Bentley, Toronto, 8; Sloan, Toronto, 7; Kennedy, Toronto, 7; Stasiuk, Chicago; Curry, Montreal; S. Smith, Toronto; Gard ner, Toronto; Lindsay, Detroit; Mac- Kay, Montreal, and Mosdell, Montreal, all 6. In the International league Monday night, Detroit Hettche defeated Detroit Auto club 3 to 0. At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday the Sarnia Sailors and Auto club meet in the Sarnia Arena. K E Tf . Uorinncrioir Unit let iibuiiGouay, nuv. 101 SARNIA ARENA SAILORS 4511 for Reservations SMU Given 153 First Place Votes While Army In Second Slot Gets 34 Michigan State Rests In 13th Position, U-M and Notre Dame Among Also Rans By JOE REICIILER (Associated Press Sports Writer New York, Oct. 31 Southern Methodist's unbeaten Mustangs clung to their No. 1 rating among the country's college football teams today as Ohio State vaulted from sixth to fourth and Miami, Princeton and Illinois squeezed into the top 10. The Southwest Conference leader, despite a Saturday of idleness remained the top choice of a majority of the 280 sports writers and sportscasters who voted in the fifth weekly Associated Press poll to determine the nation's outstanding team. The Mustangs (5-0) grabbed 153 first place votes and accumulated 2.574 points to outdistance second place Army which notched 34 first place nominations and 2,184 points. Although the undefeated Cadets walloped Columbia, 34-0, they gained 50 fewer first place votes than last week when they also were second. Oklahoma retained its third place ranking by trampling Iowa State for its 26th consecutive victory but fifth place Kentucky (7-0) and sixth place California (6-0) dropped down a notch to make rocm for Ohio State. The Buckeyes, shooting for their second straight Big Ten Conference championship, swamped Iowa 83-21. . OHIO STATE received 30 first place ballots to 25 for Oklahoma, but the Sooners had more seconds and thirds to amass 2,137 points to the Buckeyes' 1,822. The heaviest voting in the 15 years of the poll also saw Kentucky pick up 17 first place votes, Miami 12, Clemson 3, California, Princeton and Wyoming two apiece. Biggest jump was registered by Princeton. The Tigers leaped from nowhere a week ago to ninth by virtue of their surprising 27-0 victory over Cornell. The ' Big Red, 10th last week, received only one 10th place vote to drop out of the first 20. Northwestern was another to lose prestige, because of its 14-13 defeat by Wisconsin. The Wildcats, ninth last week, didn't make the first 20. Other appreciable gains were made by Miami (Fla.) and Illinois. The unbeaten Hurricanes exchanged places with Tennessee climbing from 11th to eighth on the strength of their 28-0 win over Pittsburgh. Illinois, with only a one-point defeat by Wisconsin to mar an otherwise perfect five-game slate, rounded out the top 10. A 20-0 victory over Indiana gained two notches for the Illini. The top 10 teams (figures in brackets indicate first place votes) j with the first place worth 10 points, second place nine points and so on down the line: TOP TEN Points 1. Southern Meth. (153) .2,574 2. Army (34) 2,184 3. Oklahoma (25) 2,137 4. Ohio State (30) 1,822 5. Kentucky (17 1,632 6. California (2) 1,244 7. Texas 1,236 8. Miami (Fla.) (12) .... 462 9. Princeton (2) 382 10. Illinois 352 . SECOND TEN Points 11. Tennessee 331 12. Washington 201 13. Michigan State 180 14. Clemson (3) 105 15. Pennsylvania 88 16. Maryland 87 17. Florida 81 18. Wyoming 19. UCLA 20. Wisconsin (2) 73 .59 53 Nebraska 50, South Carolina 22, Lehigh 20, Georgia 18, Kansas 17, Michigan 12, Loyola of Los Angeles 12, Northwestern 11, Washington & Lee 7, Wake Forest 7, Baylor 6, Vanderbilt 3, Tulane 5, New Hampshire 5, Franklin & Marshall 5, Notre Dame 4, Mississippi 3, Duke 3, North Carolina 2, Lewis & Clark 2, The Citadel 2, Alabama 2, Xavier of Cincinnati 1, Amherst 1, Carnegie Tech 1, Iowa State 1, Cornell 1, North Carolina State 1, Texas A & M 1. AMES, IA. UP Iowa State College officials today investigated the use of counterfeit student activity cards to gain admission to football games. They said 11 persons crashed the games with forged cards for the Iowa State-Oklahoma game last Saturday. One man said he paid $1 for his card but refused to say where he got it. FORD ENGINE TUNE-UP SPECIAL ! $g95 includes Clean and Adjust Carburetor and Spark Plugs. Check Battery Cables and wiring. Clean Air Filter Check Generator and Fan Belt. Adjust Points, check Distribu 0 0 0 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. tor timing. (Parts Extra If Needed) PARFET-LADD CO. YOUR FORD DEALER - 'Railroaded' Says Bob Mann Ex-'M', Lions Star Questions Deals ( . By JERRY LE DONNE lUnited Press Sports Writer) Detroit, Oct. 31 Flashy Bob Mann, pro football's No. 2 past receiver last year, charged today that he has been "railroaded" out of the game. The speedy 26-year-old end, former Detroit Lions and University of Michigan star, is jobless. "I must have been blackballed it just doesn't make sense that I'm suddenly not good enough t make a single team in the league," Mann said. Last year, Mann led the National Football league in yards gained through pass receptions with 1,014 yards, and placed second to Lot Angeles' Tom Fears in catches with 66. He contends the NFL ha adopted a "hands off" policy toward hira ever since he objected to taking a $1,500 pay cut from the Lions this fall. "Detroit sent me to the New York Yankees in payment for Bobby Layne, but I think the cards were already stacked against my continuing in pro football," Mann stated. The lithe Negro claims that Yankee Coach Red Strader informed him upon his arrival that his trade to New York was strictly a deal cooked up by the "brass" was a complete surprise to him. a the face of my record last year, I figure the Yanks never gave me a chance to make their ball club," he asserted. "I don't think they ever intended to. "I got in for two minutes against . the Washington Redskins in an exhibition game and scored New York's only touchdown on a 50-yard pass. The next day Strader told me he'd put me up for waivers." Mann is more disillusioaed than bitter over his failure to receive even the slightest offer from other league clubs after the waiver period elapsed. "Strader said I was too light for pro ball, but I still weigh 170 and that was enough to make me a regular with the . Lions for two years. It just doesn't add up," he said sorrowfully. Detroit Lions Coach Bo McMil-lin hailed Mann's charges as "absolutely absurd." Back from a western trip with his Lions, McMillin said, "it isn't hard to see why Mann couldn't make the Yanks' team, with all the big, 200 pound ends they've got. I don't want to take anything away from Bob's pass catching, but because of his small size he was totally ineffective as a blocker. "I can't understand why he thinks anyone has anything against him in football." ' ST. LOUIS AP A doctor said today he believes athletes are much more prone to injury "when the team is behind in the game than when it is leading." Dr. Thomas E. Shaffer, Columbus, O., told the American Public Health Associa tion there alreadv is some evidence that certain people in the general population are more liable to acci dents than others because of emotional instability.

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