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SIX c THE MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER' y THURSDAY, .OCTOBER 28, 1954 Halfback Swordsma Rejoins Auburn For Wave Clash Hunting Season To Remain Open; McGowin States Alabama's Conservation Department Director, Earl M. McGowin, stated here today that he has no intention of closing the hunting seasons within the next few days , because of extreme drouth and high forest fire Incidence. , . McGowin said in a "statement to the press, "Current reports Indicate that the fire situation ever the state is under control and that few fires are being carried over. I do not feel it is necessary to close the hunting season and no action in this regard Is contemplated for the next few days." "We are getting excellent cooperation from the public and a great majority of the hunters'. I will reappraise the situation the latter part of the week and take whatever action seems - necessary in the light of the weather conditions and the fire reports," McGowin said. Segura, Gonzales Win In Pro Tennis Match HONG KONG. Oct. 27 UPU-Jack Kramer's pro tennis troupe wound up its visit to Hon2 Kong today with an exhibition in which Pancho Segura beat Kramer 9-7, 6-3. and Pancho Gonzales toppled Frank Sedgman 6-4 6-2. A doubles match, Gonzales Kramer against Sedgman-Segura, was called off. with the score 4-4 In the second set. because of failing lisht. Gonzales-Kramer took the first set 11-9. Be c winner- FOR MEN . Cond'rtionsfh skin, for closer. (Smoother electric shaves. 1 no mk TAX I I 1 js&$i i Old Spice Smooth Shave Rich, creamy lather in the jprtswrtzed container. loo i Old Spice After Shave Lotion .The brisk, refreshing favorite of 'men everywhere. loo Old Spice Body'Talcum Refreshes and deodorizes the entire body. 100 phdtes Jit lee din 9 drug end department stores. tVJ " TAX r i jo rm i j im I'M mi'"- 5HULTON OffeTOTorJL. .Tofbnto v . -. Prep Forecast By MICKEY WHILE SOME OTHER UNBEATEN school teams have been receiving most of the licity, Atmore has been quietly publicity-wise loudly football-wise) rolling at the jumping off point between Alabama and Florida. Coach A. R. Holmes' Blue Devils have traveled 18 games without a loss since last being upended by McGill of Mobile in 1952. Three ties mar this record, the latest of which being a 13-13 draw with Evergreen in the season opener. The Aggies, who later clipped strong Greenville, were forced to battle from behind in the closing quarter to gain this tie. In '53 the Blue Devils also tied Evergreen, this time 6-6, and knotted Tate, Fla., 26-26. Following the Evergreen encounter, Atmore has racked up 'Flomaton, W. S. Neal, Monroeville. Fairhope and Foley in succession. The 13-0 win over Fairhope was the Blue Devils smallest margin of victory. While Atmore has scored freely In tallying 159 points to date, . the Blue Devils have been miserly on defense, allowing only 26 points. Sparking the Atmore attack is runner, passer, ball handler quarterback Alan Davis. Senior right half LaGrand "Cannon-ball" Etheridge has hit paydirt most often with 11 tds to his credit. Fullback Joe Osenton, an expert blocker, is also adept at carrying the mail with five touchdowns. Tackles Steve Dees (190) and Wendy Barnes (185) anchor the Atmore line with plenty of help from ends Frank Smith (170) and Capt. Billy Broughton (160). Tate and old rival Bay Minette loom as the Blue Devils' toughest remaining foes. ' : GAME OF THE WEEK Sweet Water's Bulldogs move into Orrville Friday night hunting thsir 12th consecutive triumph. Coach Fred Ramsey's lads haven't tasted defeat since dropping a mid-season clash to Grove Hill in '53. Thomaston, who fell by a 7-0 margin, gave Sweet Water its toughest tilt ' this campaign. Quarterback Eldred Downey directs the Bulldogs T attack, and right half Jack Bennett provides much of the scoring punch with his scatback antics. End Milton Etheridge spearheads the Sweet Water linemen. Coach Bill Latham's Orrville Torrents have lost several games this season but have been contenders every outing. Last week's 26-19 loss to strong Pine Hill emphasizes this point. Left half Holla-day, who scored twice against Pine Hill, will probably lead Orrville's shot at an upset. On hand to cover The Advertiser Game of the Week will be News Editor Gerry Lee and ace photographer Paul Robertson. Speaking of upsets these two gents have seen long winning streaks broken in their last two assignments with Greenville and Wetumpka falling. Sweet Water should be a definite favorite, however. COACH OF THE WEEK Although a newcomer to the coaching game. Coach Charles Hataway of Tallassee has welded a potent machine on the banks of the Tallapoosa. His Tigers defied a 16-game Wetumpka win skein and stopped the Indians, 12-0 on their home field last week; so, here's a snappy salute to Hataway and his gridders. .-..' COACH OF THE WEEK Lanier failed to derail Savannah's unbeaten express, but it was through no fault of halfback Earl Mills. Mills personally accounted for 174 yards in 18 carries with the ball. Included in his gallopswere an 80-yard TD sprint, a five-yard scoring jaunt and a 24-yard end sweep setting up the Poets final tally. Zeke Smith of Uniontown is another back who sparkled last week. Smith ran his point total to 70 points with three scoring dashes in Uniontown's victory over Akron. He also made vital yardage in other of the victor's drives. . EXCEPT FOR A BEVY OF TIES the Old Forecaster's Tea Leaves weren't too far off base in their selections this week. Forty-one games went as forecast, eight contests went awry and seven tilts ended in ties for an average of .837. However, in searching for more accurate predictions, the ancient football follower sent his lucky but weathered leaves back to the factory where they were reprocessed for the final few weeks action, Attired in a "new look" tea bag, the magic brew producers take another stroll down Prep Lane. PHENIX CITY AT LANIER Coach Tommy Garrett's undefeated but once-tied gridders will arrive in Cramton Bowl tomorrow night with touchdown guns loaded. However, the Poets, who played their -best game of the season in defeat last week, should prove too strong despite the loss of three guard stalwarts. LANIER 20. PHENIX CITY 13. CATHOLIC AT HOLTVILLE Jack-Of-All-Trades Wayland Dunn, who played four positions against Camden last week, will be leading the Saints into rugged football terrain when Catholic invades unbeaten, unscored upon Holtville. We expect the Saints to cross the Bulldogs' goal line twice, but the home team should push over three tallies. HOLTVILLE 19, CATHOLIC 14. SAMSON AT ELBA Led by the touchdown terrors of South Alabama, left half Marlin Dyess, fullback Reeves and quarterback Flowers, Elba has rolled unmolested ove six opponents and bids fair to go unbeaten. Samson will scrap the Tigers all the way, but Elba looks too strong, ELBA 19, SAMSON 0. GREENVILLE AT EUFAULA Coach Luke Whetstone's Tigers rebounded from their loss to Evergreen with a 28-6 win over Andalusia last week, and will be hard to stop in their remaining games. However, Eufaula's 32-6 drubbing of Troy indicates Coach Bill Buchanan's brand of Bengal is plenty potent. EUFAULA 26, GREENVILLE 20. " EUTAW AT GREENSBORO Scoring two TDs in the last five minutes, Greensboro overcame a 13-point deficit and dropped Thomaston, 14-13, in the Warriors last outing. Eutaw fresh from stopping Linden should prove an 'equally tough adversary. It's a verdict for the home team nevertheless. GREENSBORO 20, EUTAW 14. MARBURY AT VERBENA The "Old Gray Mare Ain't what she used to be," but Verbena is doing business at the same old stand. Forty-five consecutive victories attest to this fact.. Mar-bury appears in for a rough evening when the Bulldogs tangle with Coach J. R. Porch's boys. VERBENA 27, MARBURY 6. McGILL AT MURPHY Coach Joseph Sharp's previously . unbeaten gridders were stunned, 14-13, by Pensacola last week, and the Panthers will be eager to rejoin the victory trail against v Coach Ray Dicharry's cross town Yellowjackets. Despite the loss, Murphy still appears loaded. MURPHY 20, McGILL 7. B. B. COMER AT ALEX CITY Following an early season drubbing at the hands of Tallassee, Coach Coker Barton's B. B. Comer footballers have moved undefeated in their other games. Though not in a class with the unbeaten '53 combine, the Alex City Wildcats are still capable of giving most prep teams an interesting evening. A slim verdict to the Tigers, however. B. B. COMER 19, ALEX CITY 13. . . VIGOR AT SELMA Selma has been rapping at the victory door all this season and most of last, and something has to give. Coach Jack Brown's boys are too good-to keep dropping six-point decisions. Luck has to smile on the Tigers for a change, and tomorrow night should see quarterback Price, left half Hardin, right half Terrill and fullback Moorer pull Selma to a win. SELMA 13, VIGOR 7. SWEET WATER AT ORRVILLE Upsets may be the rule rather than the exception these days, but this time we stick: with the favorite. SWEET WATER 14, ORRVILLE 12. Andaluiia 20. Florals 14. Athford 26. Geneva 11. Atmore 1, Tat 7. Columbu 12. Baker t. Bay Ninette 13. W. S. Naal O. Ranter) 20. Baatrica S. Bcaiamar 14, Entley 13. Bibb County 27, Brookwood 18. , Goodwater 13. Billingsley 0. Brantley 19, Brundidga 7. Montevallo 12. Calara 7. Aihland 32, Childerbur II. Clanton !6. Jemiaon 7. Butler 7, Thomasvill Clayton' 13. Barbour County Tallassa 33. Dadavilla 12. Raaltown 12. SManteraville . Dothan 20, Banadictina 13. Demopelia 12. Livingston O. Lyaff on 7, Doner 0. Eclectic .13. Talladega ASB T. Hartford 12. Enterprie 0, Evergreen 2. Friaeo 14. Red Laval 14. Excel . Fairhoue 13. Semmee 7. Union Spring 13, Ft. Deposit 12. Ooo IS. Oeorgiana 13. Grove Hill 14, Monroeville 12. Moundvillo 12, Akron 7. Haynevilla 13, FrattviMo 12. Columbia 12. Headland . Rimer 20 Highland Horn X t LOGUE high pub- (and over foe after foe down Holt 7. Weit Bcockton 0. Waplesvitl It, Isabella . Albany 21. Jordan 13. Lanett 13. Talladega 7. Wetumpka 13. Auburn 12. Lafayette 12, Wadley 0. Chatom 13, Jackaon. 12. Linden 26, Ferry County ,6. Tuskege 14, Notasulga 7. I'cKenzi 7, Uriah 0. Midland City 13. Wicksburg C -Slocomb 13, Rehobeth 7. i. Columbiana 14, Vincent i. ' York 20, Reform 14. Troy 19, Luverne 7. Camden 20, Uniontown 12. Seeks Bout For Champ LONDON, Oct. 27 UV-Promoter Jack Solomons went looking for a Nov. 16 opponent lor British feath erweight champion Sammy McCar thy today and he said Baby Ortiz of Los Angeles; Carmelo Costa of Brooklyn and Ciro Morasen of Cuba are under consider atin. Flashy Soph Sparks Attack In Tiger Drill Scarbrough Paces Auburn Line Play By JOHN LOGUE Advertiser Correspondent AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 27 Gordon Swordsma, 185-pound sophomore right halfback, due to his outstanding performance this week, has been added to the Auburm traveling squad for Saturday's game with Tulane. Swordsma, who broke his right ' hand a week before the season opened, got out of his cast Monday and has stormed Drake Field all week with his terrific running. Gordon is also the best extra point and field goal specialist on the team, besides being one of the fastest backs on the entire squad. The Plainsmen had their best defensive scrimmage of the season as the Y team kept the freshmen from making a single first down all afternoon rush-ing. Bob Scarbrough was the 'outstanding defensive lineman for the varsity as he piled up the frosh backs for loss after loss. Coach Jordan said "the films showed that Scarbrough played probably his best game of the season against Florida State University." His work this week indicates that he intends to repeat this performance Saturday against Tulane, added Jordan. Hoppy Middleton was the most impressive defensive back on the Y team as he dropped frosh backs attempting wide plays around his end for three consecutive losses. The X team, while it yielded a couple of first downs to the freshmen, was nevertheless impressive in smashing down most of the Tulane rushing plays simulated by the first year men. . Guard Chuck Maxime and tackle Frank D'Agostino were 'bulwarks in the X defensive line and were ably backed by Howell Tubbs and Fob James in the backfield. Fullback Ray Minor, who missed the Florida State game because of a sprained ankle, has recovered as expected and will be ready to go against the Tulane Green Wave Saturday. . Quarterback Bill Burbank, who suffered an injury last week will definitely miss the tilt Saturday, but should be well in time for the encounter with Miami. Top Drivers Entered In Annual Dixie Race BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29- Drivers from as far off as Los Angeles, Calif., and Indianapolis, Ind., have entered the second annual Dixie 200 a 200-lap late model stock car race at Fairgrounds Speedway Sunday afternoon. J. P. Rotton Jr., president of the Birmingham Racing Club, announced today that more than 40 cars between the models of 1949 and 1954, including some that are brand new, will compete for the $5,000 in- purse money and bonus es offered by the Birmingham Racing Club. . Due to the large number of cars entered preliminary time trials have been scheduled for Saturday afternoon, with the public invited without charge. Official time trials start at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, with the big 200-lap race to start promptly at 2:30 p.m. THIS WHISKEY IS 5 YEARS OLD THE BOURBON BUY ")k Ml" OF THE G B NTUEY M A M : . fVvB j CHEAT STRAIGHT BOUfiBON , SM' -y cbb " i j You won't find many handle-bar mustaches - f:i j any Eaore kut today, as in the past, w"' 1 1- !! -Jfs 1 you'll always find great bourbon in the if' II ; ft 1 - familiar Century Club bottle. Since 1883. r$Jf IVi'll "Hll 1- it's been the bourbon buy of the century! Ttr' 4 ! I ' Jj it t ' - i.-s, " ''j.-w1 -ale GO ... GO ... GO ... GO MAN! Auburn's powerful sophomore fullback, Jim Walsh, is expected to get into action Saturday in the SEC game with Tulane. Walsh, a power runner and an exclusive back, is noted as a solid linebacker. A native of Philadelphia, Walsh was tabbed "The Brute" by Philly sports-writers for his crushing play in high school. He was voted the "Most Outstanding Back" in Philadelphia in 1952. At Auburn he shone as a freshman back-last year. Many Auburn fans have remarked that Walsh tearing around the backfield and line resembles Georgia's Frankie Sinkwick. Jim is 20 years old, five feet, ten inches tall and tips the scales at 200 pounds, of A (for Auburn) bomb! Basketball Coaches Believe Miken To Return To Pro Ball ' MINNEAPOLIS, . Oct. 27 W George Mikan,- new general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers, will be unable to resist a return to active playing status, accond-ing to coaches of the National Basketball Assn. Despite Mikan's current denials the coaches predicted in the Minneapolis Star's annual pro basketball poll that "Mr. Basketball" will be back. Mikan was voted the greatest player of the half century in an Associated Press poll. In New York today Mikan again denied emphatically any plans to "unretire." . Asked how many games he would sit out before succumbing to the urge to play again, the towering center replied: "I'll sit them all out." Viewing the season which begins Saturday night, the coaches went even, further. They expect Mikan to carry the , Lakers to their seventh professional basketball title in eight years. . STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY - - 4b 7 M J Only Johnny Kundla of Minneapolis dissented. He said he expects Mikan to stay in the front office. Moreover, the best he forecasts for his Lakers is second place in the Western Division, behind Rochester. - Here's how the coaches viewed the Western Division finish: 1. Minnapolis. 2. Rocheste. 3.' Ti between Milwaukee and Ft. Wayne. ' Syracuse Heads East In the Eastern Division, every team but Baltimore got at least one first place vote. But Syracuse, which lost to Minneapolis in last season's playoff finals, topped this list: 1. Syracuse. 2. Boston. 3. New York. 4. Philadelphia. 5.. Baltimore. Apparently figuring Boston a better playoff team than Syracuse, the coaches then selected Minneapolis to defeat Boston in the finals. 6 PROOFS NATIONAL DISTILLERS WilliamsLeads ActivePlayers Batting Marks Red Sox Hitter Tops Stan ftlusial : t By BEN OLAN NEW YORK. Oct. 27 Wl J- Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals, a couple of baseball's all-time great hitters, are running one-two in the lifetime batting averages among major leaguers ac tive during the 1954 campaign Williams, who hit .345 this past season, kept his lifetime mark for 13-years at .348, top figure among American Leaguers. Musial, also a 13-year veteran, heads the active National Leaguers with a .344 average. The Cards' slugger .batted .330 in '54 and lost one point on his lifetime mark, statistics compiled by The Associ ated Press show. Eighteen players nine in each league finished the 1954 season with lifetime percentages of .300 or better. The. other American leaguers in that select group are Dale Mitch ell, Cleveland. .315; Billy Good man, Boston, .310; George Kell and Minnie Minoso, Chicago; .309 eacft; Harvey Kuen, Detroit, .308; John ny Pesky, Washington, .307; Bobby Avila, Cleveland, .306 and, Enos Slaughter, New York, .304. National Boasts Nine at .300 I National Leaguers with .300 or better lifetime marks covering at least two full seasons are Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn, .319; Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia, .312; Duke Snider, Brooklyn and Doa Muel ler. New York, .307 apiece; Smoky Burgess, Philadelphia, .305; Willie Mays, New York, .304; Ted Klus-zewski, , Cincinnati, .301 and, Carl Furillo, Brooklyn, .300. The Red Sox Goodman, by hit ting .303 in '54 lost a single point; Kell dropped two points as a result of his .276 performance; Min oso, jwith his .320 showing gained four points in his lifetime aver age. Bobby Avila's American League leading .341 mark boosted his life time percentage nine points and Slaughter, playing his first season in the American League after 13 in the National, dropped one point with his .248 showing with the Yan kees. Jackie Robinson, runner-up to Musial in the National, neither gained nor lost ground from his .311 mark in 1954. Ashburn hit .313, leaving his .312 lifetime figure un changed. The leader (player active in 1954 300 or mor games lifetime): ' AMERICAN LEAGUE Player, Clib G AB R William, Bo. . 1581 5573 1937 Mitchell. Cle. .-I,.--. 1 1009 3872 1218 Goodman. Bo. -1 '. 90S 3385 1050 Kell, Chi. 1445 5538 1713 Minoso. Chi. . '. 606 2239 692 ritnl Pel .348 J 15 .310 .309 .309 .308 .307 J06 Kuenn, Det. 329 1415 43 Pesky. Wash...- . ..1270 4745 1455 Avila. Cle. 686 2467 756 Slaughter, N.T. 1889 6900 2095 Berra, N. Y 1053 3964 117S !296 Mantle, N.Y. . ill 1894 561 Rosen'. Cle. 734 2817 832 .296 i .295 .295 .293 .292 Bauer, N.Y 1 741 2481 733 Cavarretta. ChL 2024 6750 1977 Fain. Chi. -" L-1037 3672 J072 Rox, Chi. 1 836 3227 938 Stephens. Bait. 1695 6435 1844 Vernon. Wash. .". 1836 7066 2018 WBitkus. Bait. J...'. -1069 4062 1162 Doby. Cle. ..1015 3578 1021 Groth, Chi. 787 2874 818 NATIONAL' lEAGl'E Robinson, Brklyn. - 1160 4203 1339 Ashburn. PhU. " .'1039 4156 1296 Snider. Brklyn. 987 3729 1146 Mueller, N.Y 751 2686 825 Burgess. Phil. -V. 460 1303 398 Mays, N.Y -- '-' 306 1156 352 Klusiewskl. ChC - 79 3705 1117 Furillo, Brklyn. .' ill. 1118 4423 1326 Irvin N.Y. 602 201 0 601 Dark. N.Y 1052 4198 1244 Fondy, Chi. . 1. 485 1887 558 Schoendienst. St. L 1434 5867 J705 Baumholti. Chi. . 836 3095 902 Pafko, Mil. . 1472 5421 1574 Ennis, Phil. '1 1331 5133 1481 Lockman. N.Y. 1..1 1056 4261 1226 O Connell, Mil 1 374 1444 416 Gordon, Pitt. . . .1393 4802 1372 Cooper Chi. ..'.1.1-' 1331 4445 1271 .291 .287 .286 .286 I .285 .285 1 .319 .312 .307 .307 .305 .304 .301 .300 .299 .296 .296 .291 .291 .290 .289 .288 .288 .286 .286 PRODUCTS COJJSEWJORX WILDAS' Bargain Jubilo on . tVWV.1 U.S. Royal $ Eight Totally New Advantages No Bounce Easy Steeling! New Traction; New Mileage! New Safety! New Silence! New Style! New Value! (Black Wall Prices) 6.70 x 15 $18.9S 7.10 x 13 20.93 7.60 x IS 22.49 8.00 x 13 24.93 8.20 x 15 25.93 irLl'B TAX (Whit wall available at mall additional et- I iVILBANKS' Super Special! I Koyai Air Ride j AN ALL-TIME I LOW RPICE! ! Wtlii Sldmll I Available At ft ( (k 16 Piut Tax I illiHtly aliker I I eeet. Me hani Ill y yea II.M far year M tlr N rMMpable. The U.S. TIRE No exchange necessary We will pay you $1.50 for your old tire 75 -eexia Plui Tax if recappeble. U.S. Extra Low Pressure l,LAS - Biggest V vi... e.rexii tlu Tax In History! 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