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SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8,^1928 THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER Fair West, East Place Eight Men On All American Dutch Clark Places On First Grid Team 'Colorado College Star Is Termed Outstanding Quar*. terback of Nation; Carroll, Strong and Cagle Also Named for Posts; TJtahns Get Honor Mention. ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS 1925-1928 · 1925 Oosterbaan, Michigan End Weir, Nebraska Tackle Diehl, Dartmouth .' Guard.... McMillan, Princeton Center.... Sturhahn, Yale Guard... Chase, Pittsburg '...Tackle... Tully, Dartmouth End Grange, Illinois Quarterback. Wilson, Washington Halfback... Oberlander, Dartmouth ,..Halfback.. Nevers,. Stanford Fullback.. 1927 Oosterbaan, Michigan End , Kake, Pennsylvania .Tackle Webster, Yale Guard... Bettencourt, St. Mary's Center Smith, Notre Dame Guard Sprague, Army Tackle Shiver, Georgia E n d . . ; . . Spears, Vanderbilt Quarterback. Welch, Pittsburg .-.Halfback.. Drury, So. California Halfback., Joesting, Minnesota Fullback... ' 1925 Hanson, Syracuse' Wickhorst, Navy Connaughton, Georgetown .. Boeringer, Notre Dame Shively, Illinois Sprague, Army Winslett, Alabama Friedman, Michigan Baker, Northwestern. Kaer, So. California Joesting, Minnesota, · 1928 . ' . Frankain, St. Mary's .. Pommereinng, Michigan Burke, Navy Howe, Princeton Post, Stanford '.. Speer, Georgia Tech Van Sickel, -Florida ... Clark, Colorado College -... Cagle, Army .'. Carroll. Washington .. Strong,' New York Univ. By ALAN J. GOULD (Associated Press Sports Editor) \TE~W iOEK, Dec. 8.-- (AP)-- The shooting stars of the grid. IN iron firmament, collected in the All-American galaxy, once more show a distinct tendency to follow a South by AVestward course. " Jt was not so'long ago that this annual habit -was just .. matter of inspecting .the. Eastern' talent, taking a glance or two at the Big Ten ranks, selecting eleven.stars by this somewhat near-sigh led inctUod and labelling -them "The All- America." . Jt was a simple task, at least," compared with, the Job of surveying a nation filled wltli such gridiron talent as it- is today, but the swlris of football's pendulum has brought r -well-earned recognition to players over a wider range of action 1han ever before. It has been conclusively proved that no One section any longer has a monopoly on star teams-or star performers. Whatever shouting there may have been from the eastern hilltops toward the close of November' was abruptly stilled after events that transpired at the Yankee stadium under the direction of Oregon State and Stanford. Competition has not'failed to score at least one touchdown in every game 'His average-gain this' year vas slightly more than ten yards 'or every time he handled the ball. Charles (Chuck) Carroll of Washington and Christian Keener Keel) pag;lo of the Army corrves The Associated sports experts. y X f Nowhere has tho nationalizing process in college' footbal been so strikingly emphasized as in the All- American consensus compiled by The Associated Press in the four years since the death of Walter Camp, father of the all-°tar idea. This, consensus -for 19 2 S represents the opinions of more than 250 experienced observers, the com- pilation'of country-wide opinion^ It has been gathered t'irst-har.d by " Press staD of ^**~ -·- men " tv " ho have "covered" all the big games in every section and been so situated as to best collect the verdicts of sports editors, coaches, scouts and officials. JFOTJR ON TEAM Its sifting, analysis and final compilation . shows the far west, including tho Rocky mountain aren, on a par with .the east for the first time in All-American history. The supremacy in individual honors always enjoyed by the east heretofore, though by dwindling margins. is now wiped out altogether, On the first team, four places so to the east, four to the far west, with the Rocky mountain area In- included for the first time, two to the south and only one to the middle west, experiencing an otf- year" in All-American ranking. On the All-American squad of 35 players as a whole, including second and third elevens, the east aga.n is tied by the far west with places each, while the middle west has seven, tho south six and the southwest two. Twenty-eight institutions are represented. Only four havo move than one man on the squad or Jo. Only one, Georgia Tech, as powerful an array as Dixie has produced, can claim the distinction ot putting three players on the mythical outfit. Stanford, Army, and Florida have two each In the list. The battle for places on this year's All-American has been just as keen as the struggle for team honors. The task of selection has been -Just as difficult as that of nicking a championship team in a season that has had its full share of stunning reversals, its rise and fall of team as well as individual fortunes. Star tackles like Captain Sprague of the Army and Captain Hibbs of Southern California, great lacks like Al Marsters of Dartmouth, and Redman Hume of Southern Methodist had the bad luck tn suffer -injuries or mishaps that Impaired their effectiveness and consequently lowered their all-American rankings. CLARK SHINES Nowhere was the race nny swifter than that for the backfielrt -positions. It is noteworthy, thero- ' fore, that Earl Harry (Dutch) Clark. ball-carrying terror and halfback extraordinary of Colorado college, gets into the backfield combination with Red Cagle of the ^Vrmy. Chuck Carroll of Washington and Ken Strong of New York university to give the Rocky mountain its first chance shot at All-American fame and glory. Clark, declared to be the greatest.'player the Rocky mountain area has ever produced, gains -ho quarterback position only a f t e r sharp contest from a formidable group o rival candidates, including Howard Harpster, pride of the eastern -en- cral staff; Clyde Crabtree, versatile star of the Florida Alligators: Freddy Hovde of Minnesota, Howard Maple of Oregon State and Don Williams of Southern California. All possess imusual qualities, bu none appears to combine all the essentials of football greatness so much as .Clark. Clark, alternating this 'year- at quarterback and fullback/ perhaps lacks the polishef generalship and passing artistry o' Harpster but the "Flying Dutchman" is considerably morn usefu -,t bucking a Hue, skirting the ends or backing up a line. Unusuall; close' to being unanimous as any All-American this season. 'Joth lave performed with consistent brilliance, as brightly in defeat .as n -victory, .ret they are widely -Jifferent typ'es. Carroll .is more on Clark's style, big and powerful, a stone \yall 'on defense, kicker, paes- er and a shifty runner.- Cagle can also kick and he passes with unusual skill but the Army captain- elect for 1029 is noted chiefly for lis elusiv.eness in a broken -field. an art at w h i c h - h e is proclaimed the greatest, since Red -Grange was -mining wild. Cagle's speed and 'ootball ' intu'i'tion are his biggest assets. ·'. MANY BACKS There are' other great halfbacks this year, few so thoroughly equipped as Paul' Scull of Pennsylvania, an extraordinary drop kicker, and Waller -Mizell of Georgia Tech's triple threat. Scull is .also a wonder on defense but neither he nor Mizell prossesses.the.running ability of Cagle or the fiery aggressivt- ness of Carroll. The middle' west, -which produced three oC ihn four All-American backs two years ago, had its share of stars but none quite up to the standard set by Grange, Friedman and Joesting in recent seasons. Glassgo\v of Iowa, Bennett of Jn- diuna; Welch of Purdue, Lusby ol Wisconsin, Kby of Ohio State, Sloan of Nebraska, Brazil and Connell of Detroit, Chcvigny and Niomiec of Notre"Dame, all were in the limelight but not sufficiently to -crowd such super-stars as Cagle, Carroll, Mizell and Scull. The south also was rich in back- fiefd material, with Mizell and Crabtree perhaps the best all- around performers, but not many steps ahead of Peak'e of Virginia Poly, Banker, of TuIaneV BucUy Moore of Uoyola, Armistead of Vanderbilt, McEver of Tennessee and Tli.oni.ason of Georgia Tech..' Although he played at halfback on New. York university's team, Kenneth (Mike) Strong is of the bulk, jpower and all-around ability ideally suited to f i l l , tho fullback position allotted him. The country's leading touchdown maker dot-s everything and does it with convincing skill. He was no mort. slashingly effective in his big day against Carneglo than was Captain Biff Hoffman of Stanford against the Army but. over the season's stretch Strong was as consistently good as any player in the country Howell of Nebraska. . McLain .ol Iowa, Nagursk of Minnesota and Miles of Princeton had their bi days while Snyder, Maryland ace had several as he numbered Yale among his victims. FIXE TACKUE Great ends were difficult to'find this year. The first choices for riankmen. Jke Frankain of St Mary's and Dale Van Sickel' of Florida^ fine team rank high but do not dominate the field. The biggest man . on the team outside o Kranlj Speer, Georgia Tech tackle Frankain is nevertheless fast and rated by Pacific,Coast critica as the best all-around end since the days ot Brick Miller at California. Vai Sickle is a star at the passing game In addition to being a-good blocker and tackier. Phillips of California. Fesler of Ohio State. Brown of Missouri, Messinger of Wes grass .that he cultivates on-hislSrm. grass.- -in the pictures below he is shown some registered hogs. · ·r-i « «· * r r f T./-V1-* lirrrVVf./'WfartKri 11 ^ on k* s _ - . _ - . - . _ , v ,. RAJAH HORNOO Y the greatest infield and outf ield-in .baseball-it the park is ; sodded, with. *,*"* * V * ** * ·» *, *^ t . ._ . '. ., . . _ _ . _; ^ ",_" Vil' , _ j _ ' n ^ v.,,* t,i^' tirtVX-r* ic voferfno- fine ^M-j. * * * *** --. .~-- Hornsby sold, to the : 'Cubs'lop-f2-50;OOa,praises.blobde'd stock on his.:farm, but his hobby ; is raising fine ' Hornsby Says Cubs Will Have Strength VISSER LOSES IN BOUT WITH LEOJWION9S Big Crowd Sees Match; Ogclenite Knocked ' Out Point Donchess of Pittsburg ..- in the front rank all year. The selections in an outstandln; group of fine tackles are Otto Pom merening. credited with almos single handed lifting Michigan on of its rut. and l''rank Speer, 205 pound bulwark in Georgia Tech-s great line. Pom.mere.ning playei throughout the entire season with out once yielding to a substitute, an "iron man" stunt that in Itself gives him unique honor. In Michigan's march to the touchdown that mean' a final victory over Iowa, eight o the nine plays netting around G( yards were driven through Pom merenlng's position'. It took such great work as" tha to keep off the first team tackles like Mike Getto, one of the out, standing players in Pittsburg' mighty forward wall, and Gordj Brown, rangy star of the UnKer sity of Texus eleven. Butch 'No wack, Illinois captain. .Al I-assrnan Ot N. Y. U., Mel Dressel of Wash Clark in two years of keen inyton State, Wakcnian of Cornell Undefeated Teams Meet Today.In Grid Tilt At Knpxville KXOXVILLE, Tenn. r Dec.- 8.-- (AP)--Knoxyille occupi'ed the center of a colorful football stage today 'with two!..undefeated.'- teams, presenting the Universities of Florida and .Tennessee rfighting . it out in the."finale of the 192S sea-' Florida held a distinct edge over :he Tennessee -Volunteers at' the *lckoff 'on the .basis of comparative results, 1 the Gators having ro.unded out a strenuous schedule without loss or tie, also-establish-, ing a nation-wide scoring record: Tennessee's '"past" is almost as- good, although a Thanksgiving setback in the form of a.-tie with the Kentucky Wildcats virtually eliminated the Volunteers from the Southern conference running. A-possibility existed that-today't; game may bring a conference championship to Florida. . . Georgia Tech, with a clean record in the.south and an added victory in an intersectional clash with Notre 'Dame, is a "long favorite In the game a t ' A t l a n t a today with the battered and flu-ridden University of Georgia eleven. Victories for Tech a n d ' F l o r i d a will result In a conference tie. while a win for Florida and a defeat for Tech will give' the title to Florida. A n d , vice versa, detent for Florida while .Tech- is winning ivill give the Atlanta eleven undisputed claim to the.title." A victory for Tennessee will have no bearing- on the latter's standing ·unless Tech Is defeated. . · , (Both teams 'were handicapped by illness. Joe Bryan, Florida tackle, has-'been' forced out by a kidney ailment and "Farmer 1 ' Johnson, Tennessee guard, is in a weakened condition from influeza. Coach 'Bob, Neyland of Tennessee, too, has been confined with flu anil training of his' eleven the last few days has been left to others. A new attendance . record for Knoxvllle was expected with th'ou- Ends -- Rosenzwelg; Carnegie;. Barna, Hobart; Smith, Alabama; Abernathy; Vanderbllt;. Alley. Tennessee: Collins.' Notre Dame; Phelan, Dptroit: Provincial Georgetown; · Donchess, Pittsburg; Tappan and McCaslin; Southerh.'Cali- fornia: Haycraft. MinncS^ti; Murphy. Boston college; Petty. Texas Aggies; Earrabee, New York *iril- versity; .Churchill, Oklahoma. . ·Tackles--Higgs, -Southern Call-" : ornia; Lassman, New. York; Wake- ma'ri, Cornell; Sprague, .Army: Smith, Pennsylvania;- Raskowskf Ohio State;, Maree,, Georgia Tech; Steele, Florida: Burnett,'Mississippi; Tinsley, -Louisiana' State;- Swof- Co'rd, Clemson;- Thayer, Tennessee: Schleusner, Iowa; 'Williams, .Texas Christian; Bancroft, California; Tobln, St. Mary's;. Speidel Washington State; McGuirk, Boston college; Brewster. West Virginia; Nagurski, Minnesota; Kevorkian,.Brown: Carman,-Utah; Prince, Colorado Ag- gies; Anderson. Cornell: Mooney Georgetown: Miller, -Notre- Dame; Barrett, Harvard; Lyon, Kansas Statej-Brbadstone, Nebraska^ · Guards--Drennon Georgia Tech: Eddy, Yale'; Holm. 'Nebraska; 1 TJobesky, Stanford; Hagler, Alabama: Fan-is.- North Carolina: Brown, Vanderbilt: Vaughn. North- Carolina State: DIMolia.- Pittsburg; Young, Ohio State:. Koch. Baylor: Meisel, West Virginia: Thompson, Lafayette: Crane. Illinois: Farber, RrQwn; Trainer. Harvard: Carroll, Georgetown; Carlson, .Oregon State. Centers- -- Presslpy. Clemson: Moynlhan, Notre Dame; James, Nebraska-: - Randolph. -Indiana; "Powell, · Southern .Methodist; Atkins, Texas. .Christian: Westgate, Pennsylvania: ' Kneen, Cornell: Mooney of Georgetown and- Bancroft oi California were other v fine tackles. ' Injuries handicapped two' of the best, Sprague of the Army and Hibbs of Southern California, while Raskowski -of Ohio State f a i l e d ' t o ' r e a c h 'his 1927 form. Sprague was a two-time All-American, the only survivor from last year's team; but failed to. repeat. , Much as did Pommerenlng of Michigan, Captain Burke of the Navy successfully led ;his team out ot early season drisaster and displayed- the prowess that gained Him- a post as Ail-American guard. The -MiclshipYiian's running mate is Seraphim, otherwise known a: 1 "Dynamite" .Post of- Stanford':, powerful line. .There is l i t t l e - t o choose between Post and his. teammates Robeskey or Driscoll, to judge from what they did to .the .·\rrny at .the .Yankee stadium, but Post is the unanimous choice of Pacific Coast critics who have seen nirh perform brilliantly all season. Post and Burke are both rang* and powerful while the former can carry the ball If necessary on one of Pop Warner's trick plays. Not far behind them in all-around.abil- Ity are -Gibson of Minnesota, Mc- Mullen'and his Nebraska'runriins mate, -Holm, Dumont of Colgate, Choc Sanders, full-blooded Indian of Southern Methodist. Drennon of Georgia Tech and Dimolio of PHts- burg. ' ,. . Charles (Chuck).Howe is Princeton's second Ail-American .center in four years. The aggressive Tiger leader outplayed-every .rival he met and they included -the'-giant Barratt of Ohio State as well as the rangy Kneen of Pornell and-two or three Yale opponents.- Howe's fighting spirit gives him an -edge, even if slight,! over .such . capable ' passers- and towers"of strength s Captain Peter. Fund _of Georgia Tech,,Nate Barrager of. Southern -California Heinecke of ,Stanford, Fressley- ..of Clcmson and ICncen of Cornell. Many Stars Receive Honor On A. P. Eleven ParadGa'ux, Bayor-.Stadelman, Oregon; Rlchman, Illinois; ' Ha'wley.' Davis. 'Elkins; Tlchnor, Harvard; Hotnecke, Stanford. : .Quarterbacks -- Don' Williams, Southern California.; BLovde, .Min-' nes'ota; Armistead, Vanderbilt; Blunting,' Gonzaga;' Culsmler,.-..Wis- consin: Flefshhaoker ..Stanford; Witt, Tennessee; Ellis, Tufts;" Put- nan-r, Harvard; Weston: Boston-college- Gulick, Hobart; Hume, Southern' Methodist; Baysinger.'Syracuse; Shober, .Pennsylvania;. .Russell,'Nebraska. · ' · ' · ' ' ,, ' . Halfback's--Peake, Virginia Poly.- Marsters, Dartmouth;' Loud,' Tale; Bennett'and Wittmer, Princeton; Bartrug West Virginia;.-Hart, .Colgate; GiHespie, Villairova; Thpm- a'son.. Georgia Tech: McBver and Hackman, .-.Tennessee:.. '· Reeves-, Louisiana State; Justus, Clemson; Barnes, .Virginia, Military;. G-ood- ·bread, Florida; Hicks, .Alabama; Walker, -Mississippi; Moore,. Loyola.: Lautzenheisar, Chattanooga; .Eby Ohio.State; Bennett..Indiana: Welch. P.urdue: Lusby. .Wisconsin; Con'nell and Brazil. .Detroit; Bsb- cvt, Marquette: -Mehrle, Missouri: Sloan.. Nebraska: Peters, Illinois; Letzelter, Carnegie: Lorn, .California; Couch, Utahr Hanna. Centenary; tovp Southern ' '.Methodist; Niomic and Choclgny, Notre Damp. Fullbacks--Holmer. Northwestern- McLain.· Iowa;' Fred Collins, Notre Dame; .Miles;. Princeton; Karcis, Carnegie; Langmald, Williams; Cornswect. Brown: Howell. Nebraska: Beavers, .' ' Arkansas; .'Lumpkinr Georgia Toch: Holm. Alabama;-Terromere,. Santa Clara: 'Sohm-idt, California! Parkinson. Pittsburg: W-hire, Washington Left; McCrary, .Georgia. ' - ; · ' ', sands of visitors arrlvlrig early for' the game.; · Probable lineups:' Tennessee . Florida ' Hug ........... ..... yan .Sickle- Left End . Tha'yer- .......... ... .3: Celmmons Left Tackle J. · Johnson ....... .. . ..... Steele Left Guard FInn'ey ........ '· .-· B. Clemmons Center · Tripp ..... . ---- ..... ---- .Reeves Right Guard- J. Johnson - ..'.*, ..... '·' Waters 'Right Tackle Alley ..... .......... '·'····· Stanley '· Right -End- -' - Dodd .......... -. · · · . · · · -' Crabtree · · Quarterback Hackman ........... Baumbaugb Left Halfback ·-. ' · ' · McEver ...... ~. ----- . ' - . · · ' Goodbread 'Right Halfback . . : Homer ....... .... ..... Cathon Fullback - . . · Officials: Lambert,' .Ohio 1 -' ," State. referee: Bagley, Washington and Lee, umpire: Clark, Sewanee, head linesman; Franke, Army", field 1udge. · · j. FEATUREBATTLE ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. S. -- (AP) -The triumphant tornado" of Georgia Tech today encountered the crippled 'Bulldogs of the. .University. 'of Georgia with every' prospect . of continuing its^stride toward more impressive- gridiron honors -for'. the season. ·' · . . ... · ' " The'trek of .some 40,000. Seorg- ians to Atlanta' for. this traditional engagement . ..demonstrated, however, the conviction , of partisans that the T.e'ch-Gebrgla gameVis any- b-ody's-- always 'has 'been. . · Georgia's 1 , blithe marcli tp.prom- victories over -Yale; ^inr] other impressive .opposition-' last year, only, to bow', to a. lech 'that had'- nothing '.Impressive' in., its record, was the'measure"of..tbeir cpn^ vicUph .that ""past performance ·counts for- little. 1 - ·' · · · · - . · ,'~ · 'But- seven' 'of .-.'the' Bulldogs -'have just recovered- fronv. influenza, among them -.the. .-dangerous · McCrary, -and ' t h e ' t e a m - has been soundly, thrashed by' Tale and University of Alabama. . . . . . . . . Confirmation, as to the-., importance of.this'game, came-.from th? coaches.-today.-both of * them announcing-a complete first v" string roster from the kickoff. Bill-' Alexander of Tech- even risked-... the chance- of relapse- for Warner zelVhis all-southern halfback who had Must recovered from Infiuenz:), His baekfieid Durant, .Mizell, '-Thomason and. ..Lumpkins against'Hill.-Hooks, Dudley and McCrary": No two. backfields in the ^o.uth with the single cxce'ptipn oj Florida, and Tennessee's could' be expected to furnish 'more.fireworks than 'those. [, . ' . . ' , " It was not the Tech'., that" conquered Notre Dame, Alabama; Van derbilt - a n d - Tulane .that, met' the humble Bulldogs' today, but, simply Bill Alexander's Yellow Jackets against 'Harry Metre's; Bulldogs. Royalty. will be represented. 1 in colorful -throng in the, persons of Count and Countess Folke .Bernadotte of Sweden; who interrupted their honeymoon-stay at Aiken, P C., :for a hurried, trip, to .Atlanta They''erijs for -the coveted' seats by telephone.. ,Jas' night.and were .expected by. noon Probable lineups: Georgia . Georgia Tech Maffett '. Jones Left End ·;. · . Watkins Left Tackle- · ' . ' ' .. .· '.-.'".. ~Westbrool Left Guard ; Bryant · Jacobson Boland .Frisbie ·Palmer. . i . .Pund '·Drennon .' Thrash Waddes ' -Center . . Right Guard.'. ·Right Tackle ··· Right End. .Quarterback. .-. Hooks:'.?.'.--..- ...-..'... · ' · : · · ·'· -Left Halfback. Dudley :. '·'· · . . Thpma^pn . ... ; · ' - Right- Halfback"._. : , McCrary '.......::. - · . , . . .Fullback . PQRAT .rtii.. ;·:·;-· . . CHICAGO, Dec.' 8;--(APy^O...... VoTL'Porat',' Norwegian -heavyweight is 111 with' in/luenza;. 1 . He; was\forc«' to ' cancel -hi-, sbout .with'-. J otffTac ·k'o-'-of Cleveland.' "-.Grand .Rapids .Mich....Jast n ight. : Von Eoratfs. con dition is not serious.; ,_·' ·: ' "··;, · . 'riicago' Conference Now, On Slate.; Draft To Get Consideration TORONTO, Ont., Dec. 8.--(AP) --The'.temporary baseball capital of he North .American continent tp.; day ; was- '.moved from -.Toronto" where-the 27 minor.leagues, of or ganized: baseball have been In session, .to. Chicago where: a- joint meeting of .the American and Na .ianal .leagues, the majors, will be held,next Thursday. T h e ' 2 7 minors, came together with the. question of th.e draft at .he head of-the program, and when .hey. went'home 1 it'wasjn the same relative position. Committees' from the class AA leagues, opponents' of the unrestricted draft'.and , the A .eagues, one non-draft-and .three more or'.less in favor of it, will-meet at .Wesb-'Baden,' Ind., ^January 1 : 0 With '' a ' smaller' , representation :rcim the leagues of -lower classifl cation,"?'very--.much In ^..-favor.'- o: ·wholesale..drafting, to talk, if possible, to' the. majors face to ' face about ,the-- selection . of players through 'the · medium - commonli called the "draft." The draft .question will now move to New York..and-Chicago,.' It .may be discussed, at the-National league meeting at New ; York . and th« American'league conclave at -Chi- cai?;o'-Tuesday. The Toronto .con vention seemed t o ' shy from th question'although an elaborate se rles'. of recommendations for '-revl sion had -been made by. the major minor advisory; council. ' , .The national association conveii tion.gaye opportunity . for trade of players and many "deals" were m'a'de.. ^Thirteen' s pf the 16 majo league .. managers attended th meeting and'.-.'som'e business, wa: done although the.,.only Importan announcement..was the'.transfer o first '.basmari Dale Alexander am Pitcher'J.ohn :'Pru'dhomtne fron Toronto to Detroit, .Other-rumore deals'·· involving ' Cincinnati, an New York iri'the.National and Ne- York, Washington and Boston i the. 1 American' were not- confirme but -announcements;' -'-positive o negative, were, expected, next week~. The , minors · rfid some'. · tradin 'among, themselves and with th majors although the volume -was "said-to have been smaller than n other years.. Los Angeles in the Pa cific-coast league and Birmrnghajn of the 'Southern association had -tn most'.-fruitful'sessions, getting hal a- dozen players -'each.'-' . Many of 'the clubs in leagues, o the lower - classifications were no so 1 ..fortunate. One ciyb, presiden from, a 'class B league- said tha when he came to -Canadar he le* a ;nurnber of notes In banks bacl home. ·' "I".'expected' to sell some plav eris to'pay these notes,", he safd. Bu added;. :"r; have not : been able 1 sell z..-single player.-- ; .- '. "I-:don't know what/the ban .are going.·.tb'.say. to me-.when -1 6' home.-'-.... '. ';,-' · · · ' : . . . · · ' . - · By BILL BOWMAN Pete Visser,. bgden heavy-ivelght. proved conclusively at the T-wenty- thiril · street auditorium Friday night that losing one's head ip an athletic contest is synonymous with losing the match. " Pete lost his head a flock of times in his bout with Leo Papi- nos, roughhouse Greek, . a n d - t h e _tter won the. match, hands up. r perhaps "it -was thumbs down. It is with some, hesitation that we efei" : to the brawl as a wrestling natch..- The things the two con- estants did in.the name of grap- ling must have made the- Greeks, ho are supposed t o . have discov- red .-the..gentle art/ roll over in heir graves. '' . . The contest- developed into an ven exchange of slugs, slaps, digs, ougcts, pokes, bites, scratches, ·hams, biffs, kicks and what have ou. . , Actor 10 minutes of these kind f goings on, Vlsscr got mad -.for ie first'time and..picked Pa-pionos p and dropped 1 him over the ropes. fter. that the times that Pete got :a'd and tried the same, thins came o often that a'statistician would ave been hopelessly .lost. ROUGHHOtlSE Tho roughhouse continued and he crowd, which, packed the au'dl- orium from" ringside "to .rafters' vent completely daffy. Evidently t Is roughhouse that' the crowd rpfers. Very evidently. VIsser got a,good split and lost · He tossed Paplonos arounc lenty for. a while and finally lamped on a series, of five.head- oc.ks, each time - -throwing ;. the Ireek over, with a thud,, until, ho ook the first fall at the. end of 25 minutes and' IB 'seconds of going The t'wo.matburn artists r e a m i ack for the second fall with a ven geance. Extreme' roughness, th apparent goal of all good .wres lers,- Improved greatly and slap, vere about even-' Visser got mad. Then he go mad some more. And finally h not madder still--no fpolin'-- posl iyely,-.enraped. .''Visser spent most of his wak ng -hours,- or minutes, trying t 'igure 'out»new ways In which t throw the Greek over the ropes on to the floor. ... ' ' · He had a goo.d airplane but was i't 'content to toss Leo to the mat H e ' f e l t that he just had to. flo him on some spectator's lap. Th referee was horrid. He; insisted i: standing between the wrestlers .an the ropes so there was nothing t do but 'stay in the ring. ALL WERE -MAT). Visser got madder--if possible Papipnos acted sort-of put-out. Th referee seemed peeved. That mad it unanimous and they all-growled Up 'to this point Visser seetne t o ' h a v e pretty much the'best 1 '.o things.. He lifted Paplon.os high 1 the air and with a-neat bit : of open Cield running,, eluded the referee. With a- mighty heave., he' tossed Papionos over-.the ropes.. The i- : ; -.,,pv.u;:R. JD: CO:; " ' · v 1 ' ' · - ' ·" 1 l 2 " 3 '· T Cashmore.;.'.:.'.'·-" i**' I- 3 '' "i* 4 - 4S .Bufrisi'de ·i- i ;.:i".'l-72 i . 14.7-137., 45 ··KuiittRYV: ;-:'.i-4G. 157- AI i Etotm'an-;::'"....;.::20n. ; 1,53V : 165 Cijltchlpw...';.. .'.165':. m-' : .14G : . - Jrotalsf-:: ...;..~85l'' 714' 709 ' : ' ' · : RUSHMER OPTICAL ,,'.'·;;..- ' " . · · . ' . · ·- i" -· '2 ..'"!, 8- 44 Morse'..;...-''.-. '··F£ushmer--V: .Kci wards 1 '.-.'. ICfl. .-135 3 4 4 ' 13»' ..14S'' 143 ""185" 148 To ,47 .47 46 ' 4a . 49 vLtidde'ii-.·..'..-,;' :T6£als,,.v/.7D4 - SO^ ' . 7 4 3 - 2341 ^eteran Player Operates Farm; Expects Lengthy Baseball Career CT. LOUIS. Dec. 8.--"What do you think of the Chicajro ubs-in 1929?" the ambitious in- crviewer - shot at Rogers Hornsby -hen baseball's highest -priced layer was tracked down and In- or'rupted at his chores, on his big arm estate not far from the city. It may not be necessary, to recall hat the man who was 'fired from t. Louis after he had won a pen- ar,t and a world-series, sent on to , \*ew York and then to Boston, was old to the Cubs recently for-cash 'nd players that .may have reach- d the value of'$250,000 or more. Hornsby is celebrated 'for quick ecisions and frank answers. When 10 has. something to sa'y he says it nd. he says just what he thinks. He lasn't been celebrated for a sense if humor, however. But he has me. - · , · ."What do I think of the Cubs? he responded. "I'm not thinking his. I know it. The Cubs'will lave the finest infield and outfield n baseball--if. they buy my grass." Hornsby's farm is stocked with )looded horses cattle, hogs and chickens, but all the pasture, sections of the- farm are not.used to graze the stock. There are several acres devoted to the cultivation of :he very finest grass, a commbd- ty that Hornsby thinks has a great future market for use on -golC courses, baseball diamonds, football fields- and tennis courts. With the exception of some expeditions, into the scientific 'field, of discovering how the ponies aro.go- ing to finish (a pastime which he :nsists is no one's business but his own), Hornsby has been a very shrewd business man. He talked himself into the salary he thought lie was worth .when he. was playing with .the Cardinals a'nd be also forced the owners fo take him In as a, stockholder. He became a $40,000-a-year man with . tho Giants and the Braves had to assume ' the same salary obligation. It is not-known what the Cuba, marked in on his new contract, but the amount was certainly not less.. It may have been more and It. Is understood that lie was given a comfortable, bonus for' signing the new contract. ' . .. . ·J had to do a lot of heavy talk- ng to JMr. Wrlgley and Mr. Veeck,' · he said. .'They're big business men and those men who are Immensely wealthy like Mr; Wrigley have to be shown. But I think I have shown them.!' · . · "Was there any danger that..yon wouldn't sign the contract?" he was asked! ,' : " . · "What contract?" he retorted; "Your- baseball contract." 'T wasn't talking.-about any baseball contract," he said. '"We r!idn : t talk two minutes-.about tho- baseball contract. 'The . proposition I was talking about was to'sell them my grass f«r the park. -The ball players are the only ones : who . know what .good grass means. In handling -balls or in savins the Iftgs. ATid I think I.-, convinced .them- that/1 am raising the best grass that grows.'.' .." ' , Hornsby spends.a lot of his time on -the -farm with. "Little Raj:' · his^., dogs and his livestock, but he gets his greatest kick driving a. tractor and plowing up the field 'where^ the grass is being cultivated.- He hasn't been away frpm the farm much and he considers the outdoor life of a farmer to be positively ; necessary for. his chief profession. . "You can't.rfcallze how careful a . Greek held on-'and pulled Visser over with. him. . On the floor-they, rolled and then under the platform, kicking, 'poking, and, we suppose, scratching and...biting. '. ' When the police, other -wrestlers and spectators had unscrambled 1 them and they were back in the ring, Visser was hurt. He was wobbly and groggy. They clinched and went :off tfie platform again, this time : through .the ropes.; With' Pete .groggier than ever Papionos landed in the middle of him, flaitening^hlm out like .the proverbial pancake''and -the bout was ended. .-'Papionos took the fall in-14 minutes with a reverse body. VISSER HCRT Visser never came back. He was hurt and very ill. Dr. Mark Brown, said Peter was perhaps injured-.internally. In* the dressing room he appeared decidedly -injured.,. At the "'fall. Police ;. Sergeant George Phillips hopped Into the ring; grabbing: the .Greek. Then Chief ot Police · Harry -S.: Anderson acted rather mad. He.shook his [1st in Papionos" face. We couldn't hear' what he said.: . · . · '·' After the 10-minute' rest period Visser failed to^return.-. He was granted another-five' .minutes and still' was ; uiiable to come back-,, so the refereei.'awarded, the., bout- to Papionos. - . . . · ' · · · · '. REED DRAWS'- , - Arthur 'Mackay.-'-an- old follower of tHe-game,'e bout. He was-.activ'e, careful; and seemed to know, his business. 1 .Jack Reed. Ogden, -and 'August- Sepp, Colorado, wrestled.,30,minr utes to a.draw.In.a match that did not seem, to please the fans-overly o u c a . . ball player .who wants to be a-good- batter lias to be. in nursing his cyes^ I do practically no reading under/artificial light and I try to remain outside as many hours as possible. The outdoor life, of course, 1s .good for the body but It is a vital jiecessit'y to remove-strain from the eyes. . "I live for baseball, of course.. but'there'are those months In the '. year when I can't play baseball and T spend 1 those months keeping myself fit for another season. T never, have been sick.\ I never .have haa . a headache and-I neverhave felt badly (n the .morning:. Whe-n- you get nsed to It, it is a great life ana T have discovered that it can-be.a- ' ' · ..- -. '·I -know that I'm- not KolnK to last-any longer;than Ty Coob Ait and when .baseball, days are over I want to hav«. another. business!'In .-hand. ..This farming ,; looks-to .me like .that business and --there certainly.; Is a. great future; in that grass. If you want to ouy some I will make you a profession- ran -Miller: took a fall from Dave Dodson and -won his bout.. Bill Thornton refereed these- bouts _ Promoter Charles, Revell said he was pleasantly : surprised;, -at ^the crowd and, decjared he. believed, he .broke 'about' ev,en"on finances.: EIGHT ? BIG TEN ATHLETES: ACCEPT CHICAGO, '' Dfc; .: 8.-- (A'jT,)-- Bight Big Ten .football stars, six-of whom won ."ali-conference honors duringilie past'seasoji',,, have agreed to play for tbe'east'.in ib=. fourth Annual gridiron battle 'w-itli.'an 'all- star ;ttarii-' at San I'fancisco, 'December Ji9."" ; , . ' · ' ': . ' · · · The Bigi-Ten; players arc.Captaln Rube Wagner, Wisconsin, : Jackie.: Captain .George .Gibson, -.Minnesota, ··gu'axtt: "Captain-. "Walter ^Hblmer, Nprthwest'erii,^ j: ullback ; ... -Rahneth -Haycraft.-i Minnesota,:^, end 1 .; v -,lo " ' . . back: .ofjensiyj; VCaptain . "Chtick? Bennett,- Indiana', ·'-hajifback,.- and - i ."BufcH" Nowacl,' Illinois, -Captain .. tackle.' al price." SPORTS FAIL IN - CHICAGO SECTOR _j · CHICAGO, 'Dec. '8.--CAP)--Professional sports In Chicago have been a financial, failure, promoters. have advised-the city council, which. Is cbnsidei'ing a 3 per. cent-tax levy on all their gate receipts. ·*" William^ Veeck, 'president of the- Cubs National league baseball club.-^. said that in 15 years'the: club 4 .has- hot paid a 6 per cent-re.turii on the - Investment'to stockholders. Hockey, football'' and basket ball ..promoters also said they were heavily In debt. : George 'Halaa.' business · manager. ottho-Chicago-Bruins, professional basket ball team.'reported. his teain. had- lost JiO.OOO during. thevpast, three seasons;'.W. J. Tobjn,.manag- er 'of the . Chicago BlackhawkB : , hockey ; team, said- his. orKanizatlpii-.; Avas 590,ono in debt, 'aid prorobtei-s of. bike raclnK,' .ho-xing and other- sports reported deficits. .. . · rt'the- tax ir, -levied, promoters said-'atlroission .xvould be forced u.P-' ward at all o-venis. ''.-...' . The council has taken the proposal ii'iider advisement. : . . " · · " SCHCiLASTIC TEAMS , TO CLASH TODAY - .CH ICAGOi ·pee": - R."--- "·(.4T ~~ Thlrty^ive--thpusand:;spectatcrsr.-'» ifood-; crowd-'for 'any coIlesrerKa»e, · - . ^ t o . . w a t c h · ^ TVpW-arifl 'Tie^atil academy.'iattip fo -thW-Cjii'A K o :prep",footban title ? THe'winner. wiii.;n)«e.t the Browns- '· ·vlIlV.' : ; TesaH:;.; HSsh-. school; tcarn^ , . 'ch'anfpions:'o'Mhc- Rio ley, in a "post-season game there. '···it

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