The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 13, 1944 · Page 12
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 12

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 13, 1944
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SPORTS 12 October 13, 1944 Clje gahertftteto Californwn HORRELLTOHOLD STAR IN RESERVE .Inhuny TToesh. tlie speedy Bruin liMlfl'iick \vho scored t\vn touchdowns in two minutes against Smithein Cnl and two inure in Die i-losing minutes at San Jiiego. \\ill be held in reserve, hut Coach r.iibo Men-roll expects to rail on him fur early action. The flaels \\ill have in rely nmslly on forward pushes, especially t In- "Muopor" pass Phelan has rnoUi'd up. and with throe straight defeats Against them they nrr despised sh'irt-emlers. .Starling lineups: (Ulcknff 2:.;(> p. in.) St. Mary's—Shields. In. l.ittrel. It: Pcudder. lg: Hyrllck, c: llauer, rg: Yank, rt; Porich. re: O'Connor. <\: Johnson. In; J. Desmond, rh; .Mae-Donald, f. V. C. TJ. A.—Shclli-r, Ic: Boom, It: Keefcr, IK; Paul, c; Simons, rg: YannuUa. rt: Taucheck. re: U'ntrr- field, q; Boyd, Ih; Hossi, rh; Shipkey, f. Non-Pro Glove Men Plan World Series WASHINGTON. 0,t. n. if.n)— rtaymond Pumnnt of Wirhifa. Kan., president of the National Baseball Congress, announced plans today for a "World Set ins" among non-professional baseball tennis of night emin- tries to be played In Washington or Xew York the year iil'ler Germany is defonteil. Dumont. \vhu made !he announre- t men! after » coiifereni-e with the Of-) flee of Co-oi ilinator of Inter-Ameri- eao Affiiirs here, said present plans ealleil fnr making the project an annual feature eventually, embracing championship teams from '!- nations and territoriep. lie said the agency has recommended that the Culled Stales. Mexico. Canada, Cuba. Puerto liico, Hawaii, Panama and Guatamala be in the first series. '•Kventually," Duiiiont said, "all other Latin American countries will be represented, us well as Knglnnd, Australia, Ireland, India. Xew /.oa- land. Alaska, the Philippines, the Yirgin Islandn, Jamaica and New- foundljind." ISO M MS WKKCK I'-BOAT NEST—Two Allied soldiers gaze at the gaping 40-foot hole left in the grass-camouflaged roof of a Nazi U-boat pen at Brest, France, and marvel at the intricate structure, wrecked when several direct, hits t mashed through the roof. Two other pens also were put out of commission before Brest was liberated. PAR-TEX TOPCOATS PAR-TEX SUITS 100% Wool Fabrics $35 100% Wool Fabrics $35 Two heads are heller Hum one, \ve always say . . . .so it the little woman likes to go shopping with you, bring her along when you gel your new coal or suit. Look for fabrics that have been well prepared for a long light against wear and time. Look for really line worsteds. Made of the longest all-wool libers and twisted hard, these fabrics can take a lol of wearing, lake a lol of cleanings and pressings and look well for years. Their slvles are long lived, loo. (iood sensible lines . . . for looks and com for I. These tilings you'll lind in Hie large collection of suits and topcoats at Weill's Men's Store. Use Our Layaway Plan A small deposit will reserve your purchase and terms may be conveniently arranged. Weill's Men's Store 1315 Nineteenth Street Upsets Possible in Half Dozen Games Hy C'..\m, M'XDQriST NKW YORK, Oct. 13.—Football Ic,mis harboring ambitious for perfect-record seasons may find that they have run into a bad luck carryover from Friday the thirteenth tomorrow with upsets possible in at least half a dozen major games. Notre .Dame's Irish, performing above strongest expectations in each of their games to date, aren't likely to have trouble against Dartmouth at Boston in the day's top intersectional game, despite the fact that the New Hampshire Indians have been pointing for the occasion. A victory for Dartmouth, a !J to 2 underdog, would rate as the major upset of the season to date. However, other major teams aren't likely to have it as easy. Purdue and Oiiio State, listed as the top elevens in the Big Ten. both face opposition tomorrow in which they are little better than even money. The Boilermakers play recently strengthened Iowa Pro-Flight, while Ohio State opposes the defensively strong Wisconsin eleven, in a match between undefeated teams. Southern California, potentially the strongest team on the Pacific coast, is only even money to win from St. -Mary's Pro-Flight and in the top Southwestern game. Texas and Oklahoma are rated the same. Utah and Colorado are even money in the Rockies with Iowa State and Kansas "no choice" in the odds books in the P,ig Six feature. Yale is ',' to - over Columbia with a good chance for an upset in a clash between unbeaten teams. In other eastern games, Army is 4 to 1 over Pittsburgh. Cornell 8 to 5 over Colgale, Navy 3 to 1 to top Duke, although the Blue Devils are rebounding, Penn State 9 to 5 against Kucknoll, Pennsylvania 3 to 1 over William and Mary, and Lafayette- Syracuse even money. In the southland, three standout teams, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Alabama, are all solid choices to win without difficulty. The Engineers rate I! to 1 over Auburn, Wake Forest is 3'.i to 1 over Virginia Military and Alabama is a full 5 to 1 to top Mlllsaps. In other southern games, North Caroline Pre-Flight is 3 to 1 over Virginia, Tulane 7 to 5 over llicc in an intersectional bout. Louisiana State rates 7 to 5 over Txas A. & M. In another, Tennessee 2 to 1 over Florida, North Carolina and Cherry Point, N. C., Marines even, West Virginia 8 to 5 over Maryland, and Mississippi State 7 to 5 over Arkansas A. & M. Elsewhere in the midwest, Great Lakes Naval Is 3 to 1 over Western Michigan, Minnesota 5 to 2 over Missouri, Illinois 3 to 1 over Iowa. Indiana 3 to 1 to top Nebraska, Michigan 9 to 5 over Northwestern, Michigan State 3 to 1 to beat Kansas State, and Marquette 3 to 1 over Lawrence. Randolph Field's potent fliers receive 3 to 1 favoritism over Southern Methodist in their third, test against southwest conference opposition. Xnrnmu Naval is 8 to ii over Arkansas and Tulsa 8 to 5 to beat Texas Tech. The Second Air Force Superbomb- crs are given 4 to 1 confidence to bound back from their only defeat in two years against New Mexico, while Denver is 7 to fi to beat. Colorado College tonight in Kocky Mountain features. U. C. L. A., gaining momentum, is ll.stcd at 9 to 5 over St. Mary's on the Pacific coast, with California, an S to 5 choice to beat College of Pacific. STA66 PRIMES TEAM FOR UPSET SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 13. flTP)— There la nothing that 82-year-old Amos Alonzo Stngg admlreB more than an upset win on the gridiron— which his College of the Pacific Tigers will be primed for when they meet the unbeaten, once-tied University of California Bears tnmorow at Berkeley In the Pacific Coast's top football game. The Staggmen, their ageless coach avers, will be out fighting with a fine chance to win against the current Pacific Coast conference leaders, whom Coach Stub Allison fears might slump off after their 6-B tie with f. S. C. last week. Odds favor the Bears by two touchdowns, however. The twire-tled. hut undefeated To- JMIIS. KO barnstorming this week, plnvlng St. Mary's Navy Tre-Fllght in Fresno tomorrow night to give the valley city a ma.ior grid game. Jeff t'ravath's powerful club Is favored to turn back the Air Devils, not as potent as in former years. Conch Babe Horrell's U. C. T,. A. Bruins are expected to chalk up their first win of the year over .limmy Phelan's 17-year-olds from St. Mary's College at I^os Angeles, the Bruins bring fighting mad after losing two close decisions and tieing once. Washington's Huskies anticipate little trouble with Whitman at Walla Walla, having defeated the Missionaries (i.H-B earlier in the year, and will use the game to prep for their conference clashes with U. P. C., October I'D, and California October 'J8. Two major service team clashes feature the Sunday program, the "all-Americans" of the Fourth Air Force meeting Alameda Coast Guard at Kexar . stadium. Snn Francisco, and the powerful Kl Toro Marines facing Pan Diego Naval Training Station at the border city. The fliers and Kl Toro are given the edge. Other Saturday games rounding out the week end schedule find University of Nevada playing Tonopah Army Airfield at Reno. Arizona State meeting Compton College at Flagstaff, and Fleet City entertaining the Coast Guard Pilots at Camp Shoemaker, Calif. BLADE nACKFIEIJV-Thrse Kant BakersfieM hnckflelrt mon will see action tonight when they turn on their sprecl B nd running ability affnlnst the Wllrlcnts from Taft. Thoy are: (left to right) Don w'lgglngtam, Arlle Bronson, Bud Cox and Krnle Xicliols. The additional bucks observing the play are: Bob Heady, Ralph 1'ryor, Alien Sooger and .Toe Corn. Thf conler is lion Sutherland. Lack of Players No Problem Says Chiefs Mexico City Champ Wins 10 Round Bout KL PASO, Texas, Oct. 13. (JP)— Manuel Villa of Mexico City, last night retained his state welterweight championship by winning a unanimous decision from Benny Evans, the Oklahoma City challenger, In 10 rounds. Villa weighed 146, Evans 144. Evans couldn't match the expert ence of Villa and was at a complete loss to defend himself against Villa's in-fighting. Villa opened a cut above Kvans' eye early in the fight and kept hammering away at It. In the final rounds, Evans made a nice comeback and opened a bad cut over Villa's eye. In the tenth round Evans and Villa both tried for a knockout but wandered from clinch to clinch to end the bout. GOODS FOR PRISONERS LONDON, Oct. 13. (JP>— The Japanese news agency, Dome!, said today the Japanese government would soon send a ship to Nakhodka, a Soviet port near Vladivostok, to pick up accumulated relief goods intended for United States war prisoners and civilian internees being held in Japan. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 13. OP)— Promoters of the new United States football league say they're not 'worried about any lack of player talent for the 10 tennis with which the league plans to start operations next fall. Ronald D. Payne, Pittsburgh sportsman and organizer of the circuit, said today that replios from questionnaires sent to some 1500 members of most college and service teams in the country "indicate there'll be 'plenty of material available." The prospect that three new pro leagues will be competing for players with the firmly established National Football League next year has aroused conjecture whether there will bo enough play-for-pay stars to go around. "We're operating In competition, not opposition, to the National League and we believe there's enough room for two major leagues," Payne said. He expressed the opinion that the leagues might work out .some kind of a mutual arrangement governing signing of players. It may be possible he said, to set up a commission to supervise all pro football as has been done in baseball's major leagues. Seven teams are definitely "In." he said, having each posted $10.000 forfeits for their franchises, and three more are expected to lift certificates of operation when the league meets In New York November 11-12. The board chairman and other league officers will be named at that time, and permanent headquarters will be established, Payne said. Returning from a (iOOO-milo promotional trip, Payne reported Los Angeles Is the latest city to take out a franchise. Harry James, the band leader, is backing the enterprise there, ho said. Other cities holding franchises are New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati and Akron. Payne said he expects Milwaukee, New Orleans and Houston. Texas, also to be represented at the New York meeting. STORAGE DUMP BURNS—Smudge of billowing smoke is fiercely burning oil storage dump at Cobu in the Philippines, signifying Yanks' return engagement to the island group. Carrier-based planes from Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet struck first blows o£ American drive to recapture door to Japan. Grid Star Softens Accent on Youth By JACK CUDDY N1-:\Y YORK, Oct. 13. (Ufi>—Th* | sports pendulum which swung between unfuzzed youth and creaking age, as the bottom of the barrel was scraped for big-time talent during the current year, may have reached. one extremity In the case of Ken Strong. Strong, at 38, Is considered a valuable member of the New York foot, ball Giants. He has accounted for L'2 of the 4S points rolled up by the Giants in the three games in which he has appeared. They were two exhibition contests and one league game. Cannonball Ken, who first galloped to fame with New York University | teams many years ago, now is the oldest player In the National Football League. But—as they say in bc.-Aing;— he still has his "kick," which In Strong's case, in using the term "kick" in its native sense. In the ring, they say that the "kick" goes last, but when they refer to "kick" in leather-tossing parlance, they mean knockout punch. "Kick" in the ring never refers to the legs, which always go first. But with Strong its the "kick" of the legs that has lingered, on. AI« though his knees have grown too stiff for running, his right foot still packs booting dynamite and accuracy. For those two exhibition games and one league encounter he has a perfect record of 6 field goals in fi tries and 4 out of 4 conversion!!, "fwould be Impossible to improve upon that. Strong, who was a back on some of Chick Median's "Ziegfeld" teams in the violently violet days of New York University's gridiron grandeur, played small-time and big-time pro ball for years afterwards, including season.s of 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1939 with the Giants. His last previous pro connection was with Jersey City in 1940. Regardless of what happens to Strong and his lingering "kick" during the remainder of the current season, his early success in this campaign is one long to be remembered because of his age—a remarkable age in this era when the accent is strictly upon youth in sports and in war. UailortJ I* M.BORN $50 Here's one of the jtandout styles for fall and winter. Thii trim double-breasted is just right on every point. 'Tailored to your own measurements, it's certain to be your choice if yoi taste leans to style that is both individual and distinctive. CASPER and FRANKEL M'.M Nineteenth Street "JiiNt KMNI el TlnrV Phone 2-1517 UYS - MEN'S SHOES ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS A Here are three becoming styles in men's oxfords . . . You may select any one of the three with confidence for they represent top quality and value in their price range. Choice of three atyleg, B, C and D widths. A Pebble grain moccasin style, just as pictured — bard - wearing composition soles. B—Dark brown wing tip brogue oxford, hard-wearing composition soles. C—Semi-dressy sports style, straight tip, extra mileage composition soles. MAIN FLOOR, REAR

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