Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 31, 1952 · Page 12
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12 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1952 SPARTANS, MICHIGAN FAVORED INCOMPLETE PASS, *TC. Michigan State Is 10- Point Pick Over Purdue and Michigan 14 Points Over Illinois. Dy AtioolitUil PreM CHICAGO—Purdue risks little more than having its feelings hurt in non-conference action Saturday with undefeated Michigan State, but the othpr Big Ten co- leader, Michigan, places its record In jeopardy In a conference corker with Illinois. No matter what, the outcome of Purdue's home engagement with the Spartans, the, Boilermakers will hang on to their Big Ten lead of throe straight victories. Michigan, at hom« to the desperate Illlnl, will be favored to mnke It four ntritlght Big Ten win*. Rut the time mny be ripe for last place Illinois to spring an iipsot after HbHorblng three conference defeats. Odds-makers favor Michigan by 14 points. They are backing Michigan State, ranked No. 1 nationally, by 10 over Purdue. In the only other Big Ten games, Iowa is a seven point underdog nt Minnesota and Ohio State is a six point choice at Northwestern In a nationally televised contest. Iowa pulled the biggest upset of | the season last week by toppling Ohio State 8-0 while Michigan was handing Minnesota its first league loss, 21-0. Northwestern, meanwhile, captured Its first triumph of the season with a 2313 count over Indjana. In other non-conference frames, Indiana Is a six point underdog at Pittsburgh and Wisconsin Is favored by 12 points at Rice, Count 790,000 Ducks in State Wildlife Survey AtiO THIS* Aftt BUT Rounding out the major mid­ west slate, Notre Dame plows into Navy at Cleveland and Holy Cross Is Marquette's homecoming opponent nt Mflawukee. New Waiver Rule Aimed At the Yanks Other Clubi Seek to Stop Their Habit of Getting Na tional League Help. NEW YORK — Incensed at |* Ward Plays In Shadow of His Brothers Al It Great Columbia Star But la Remembered as Brother of Bob and Jim. BY HUGH FULXERTON JR. NEW YORK.—Rclatively speuk- ing, Al Ward, the Columbia end, should be a fine football player. He is. but those relatives have been a handicap to Al in establishing his own reputation. Although hes the nation's second-ranking pass-receiver according to the latest NCAA statistics, Ward still Is remembered as a brother of Bob Ward, 1951 All- America guard at the University of Maryland. • • • BEFORE THAT he was just the "kid" brother of Jim Ward, Columbia's 1949 captain and end, and of Jim's twin brother, Jack, who attended William and Mary and now is a dental student at Maryland. The feats of Jim and Bob, gave young brother Al something to live up to, and in addition he was kept on the defensive platoon most of last season as Was Bomm starred as Columbia's No. 1 pass receiver. This year Al is a 60-minute man »nd the favorite target of Columbia's brilliant passer, Mitch Price. The Price-to-Ward passing combination is the principal reason why thinly-manned Columbia, al- Ishough it has beaten only Harvard and tied Army in five starts, is a two-touchdown favorite over Cornell this week. * • * SO FAR PRICE, the seven th- ranking "major college" passer and tl>e second in total offense, has completed 60 passes. Ward has caught 29, of which one produced a last-minute tie with Army last week. Brecheen Goes To the Browns By Auociattd Prill ST. LOUIS.—Harry (The Cat) Brecheen, the 38-year-old St. Ixmis Cardinal pitcher, signed a contract with the St. Louis Browns Thursday as a pitcher and coach, shortly after he had been given his unconditional release oy the Redbirds. The Cardinals had made Brecheen an offer as a coach at 610,000," said Cardinal owner Fred Saigh. "The Browns offered him 120,000 as a player and $14,000 the text year on a two-year contract." Saigh said he had obtained Vaivers on Brecheen to make him a free agent. As a 10-year man Brecheen had a right to refuse to join any club that claimed him. The southpaw pitcher, who pitched 100 innings and won seven and lost five for the Cardinals last season, has a lifetime earned run average of 2.91. ing made what they consider scupogoat, the New York Yankees today were formulating their plans on the new waiver rule, which ap. parcntly was aimed squarely at thorn, It would require .# team to ob^ tain waivers on a player from both" major leagues after July 31. The present rule requires that a team obtain waivers only from its own league. For the past four years the Yanks have gotten players from the National League after July 31 who have helped them in their pennant drives. There was Johnny Mize in 1949, Johnny Hopp in 195(5. Johnny Sain in 1951 and Ewell Blackwell this year. •For the rule to become effective, a majority of the clubs must vote for it at major ad minor league meetings in Phoenix Dec. 1. President Dan Topping of the Yanks has said that he would favor the new rule, but statements issued by General Manager George Weiss may change his mind. Weiss contended that the Yanks had been "cast in a bad light despite the fact that they have never obtained a ball player by going behind or beyond the • uies of base- all." "The Yankees always have lived by the rules." COLLEGE FOOTBALL The Gridiron Isn't Iron And the Pigskin Isn't Pig By Auoolatad Pr«n CHICOPEE, Mass. — Eighty thousand football fans roared as the pigskin soared through the au tumn haze and settled in the arms of a player. But it wasn't "pigskin." It was cowhide — or ntecrhide— for th.e makers of top grade foot' balls are fussy about the toughness of the leather they use even though they don't worry about the gender of the animal whose hide they lift. Ralph F. Wheeler, general fac tory manager for A. G. Spalding Bros., Inc., here one of the.lead­ ing manufacturers of footballs in ,the country, says the hide from ielther the cow or the steer Is best and toughest leather there is for greeting a football. "Pigskin is never used in the Spalding method," he said. "Pos- sfply "way back pigskin might have been used for a 'foot ball', one klbked by the foot, perhaps a soccer ball. But nobody has ever been able to run down the origin of the name." Spalding Bros, also turns out rubber footballs to meet a developing trend in athletics. So it boils down to the fact, that the gridiron isn't iron and the football isn't pig but someday might be rubber. * * * • But a I*. 8. to biiMcball fans— baseballs are definitely made of horsehjde. Stoneham Throws Ultimatum at Leo By tuoclilfd >r«M Bradley 29, North Dakota 13. Southeastern Okla. 7, Southwestern Okla. 6. Iowa Wesleyan 62, Culver Stockton 0. BOUT POSTPONED iy luoclatatl vtt . PHILADELPHIA—Gil Turner's scheduled rematch with Bobby Dykes has been postponed from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1 Promoter Herman Taylor said Thursday that Dykes had informed him he sustained an eye "Injury in losing a split decision to Lester Fclton at Louisville Monday. By Aliocl&tod Pram SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Leo Durocher was keeping his lip buttoned today after an ultlrnotum by President Horace Stoneham of the New York Giants that he decide between' baseball and the movies. The Giant manager said only, "I haven't made a definite decision." Durocher previously announced ho has had three offers in the motion picture'production field, Currently he's acting in a picture with Tallulah Bankhead. Leo said a film career would enable him to spend more time with his wife,}actress Laraine Day and children., » Zlobotny Interpretation) of Euclid's Theorem Applies Well By MAJOR AMOS B. HOOPI.E Mocker for Jim Thorpe Egnd! Plaudits are pouring in by telegraph, mail and kangaroo pouch! From Maine to California grateful readers are congratulating me for my upset selections, such as Minnesota to beat Illinois, Vanderbilt to beat Florida and Duke to beat Tennessee. Of course, there are a few sour apples on the tree. These carping critics we always have with us, but happily they number but a few among my zillions of readers. • * • THIS WEEK, always seeking the most astute methods, I have adopted Dr. Hugh Zlobotny's interpretation of Euclid's theorem, and it should apply splendidly. The theorem holds that if "m" and "n" are two integers without a common factor, "hn" is divisible by "m" when and only when "h" is divisible by "m." Thus take Maryland, which stRrts with "m." This team meets Boston University, which name contains the letter "n" twice. A few rapid calculations and we discover that Maryland will defeat Boston U., 35-0. One of my amazing upsets for this Saturday is Purdue to beat Michigan State! 20 to 14. Purdue has ho "m" or "n" in it, therefore is pot divisible by an "m" team such as Michigan State, Har-rumph! \ Now, go on aijd read the rest of the forecast: ' * * * ONE PREP GAME Mt. Vernon 27J Centralla 1(1. » • * AND THE COIXEO.IANS Maryland SS, Boston II. 0 s . Columbia 14, Cornell 7. Yale 20, Dartmouth IS. Marquette 14, Holy Cross 7. Notre Dnnio 21, Navy 7. Pitt 27, Indiana 7. Illinois 27, Michigan 14. Minnesota 20, Iowa 14. Kansas 21, Kansas State 0. Purdue 20, Mich. State 14. Missouri 21, Nebraska 6. Ohio State 14, N'vvestem 7. Wisconsin £7, Rice 6. Georgia 20, Alabama IS. Tex. A. and M. 27, Ark 13, Baylor 14, Tex. Chris. IS. Georgia Tech 26, Duke 0. Miss. 20, La. State 14. Tennessee 21, No. Car. 13. Texas 26, So. Methodist IS. 6UCLA 21, California 14. Oregon St 14. Wash. 6. Bratton Favored To Beat Miceli In Bout Tonight By Aataalataal Praia NEW YORK — Unpredictable Johnny Bratton, inclined to follow good fights with lazy exhibitions, is a heavy favorite over rough Joe Miceli tonight at 9:00 p. m. (CST) in a nationally televised welterweight 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden. But Miceli is no soft touch for the former NBA welter champ. He has beaten Luther Rawlings, Virgil Akins and Pierre Langlois with his unorthodox hell-for-leather slnmbang style. He figures to be moving into Bratton, and crowding him. Both fighters have 70 per cent winning records. Bratton, 25, in 74 bouts has won 52, lost 19 and fought three draws. He was stopped twice, each time on a broken jaw. Kid Gavilan also broke his jaw in winning the welter title last year but Johnny managed to last the 15 rounds. Miceli, 23, has a 36-11-4 record. He never has been stopped. Good Time Runs Record Mile and Quits the Track By Auoclat.a' Pran YONKERS, N. Y. — Good Time, a spunky little four-legged dynamo, retired from harness racing today after shattering the Yonk today after shattering the Yonkers Raceway track record for a mile. He was caught in 2:00 4-5 Thursday on the half mile oval, Bill Cane's six-year-old star,' greatest money-winning harness horse in history, broke his own Yonkers record of 2:01 flat for a half mile track. His own half mile track mark of 2:00 1/5 was set in a race at Saratoga Springs, N. Y„ last July 8. By Associated Prtif SPRINGFIELD. HI.—The grow, ing duck population of the Illinois River Valley now stands around the 800,000 mark, a larger than usual figure for this stage of the hunting season. However, hunting remained spotty, a state biologist reported Thursday, because the birds are concentrated in relatively few areas and waters were low, expos ing many blinds. Frank Bellrose, Illinois Natural History Survey biologist, provided the duck count—actually 790,000 I'after an aerial survey. In the Mississippi Valley, he found 255, 000 ducks, a smaller than usual number. • * * BELLROSE REPORTED THE LARGEST concentration of canvas back ducks seen in Illinois for years. He sighted 105,000 in the Peoria Lake area and an estimated 290,000 bluebills in the same locality. Some 15,300 bluebills were on the Illinois River below Peoria. Also in the Illinois Valley, he said, were 325,000 mallards, including 50,000 above Peoria and 275,000 farther down the river. Most of them were around Goose Pond near Putnam, Rice Lake and Big Lake near Banner and Crane Lake and Ingram Lake near Sni carte. * * * AN ESTIMATED 33,000 PIN TAIL'S were observed, mostly in the lower valley, as well as 1,700 green wing teal and 8,200 widg- ons. In the Mississippi Valley, Bell rose reported 40,000 mallards, largely in the Batchtown and Swan Lake areas; 180,000 bluebills around the Keokuk Pool near Nauvoo; 20,000 pintails: 2,200 green wing teal, 7,000 ring necks and 4,000 canvas backs. He said an expected new flight of ducks from North Dako.ta had failed to show up. The''flight, which left on Monday, was detained in Minnesota by warm weather, he said. Big 10 Game To Be Feature Of * eaevision BOWLING A. B. C. ALLEY Commercial League High singles: Bruce 213, Richard Harman 206; Howard Summers 204, Mark Arnold 202; Kenny Richards 202. High series: • Summers 558, Bruce 565, Don Gowler 542, Arnold 515, Richards 579. * » • Moose Ladle* League High single: Rozella Schdeider 182, Bernadine Hill 172. High series: Schneider 442 Mary Kniffen 434. MT. VERNON BOWL Kiwania League Three high singles: H. Laur 230; C. Schuster 194; B. Myers 180. Three high series: H, Laur 526; C. McCauley 498; N. Garbers 473. Ohio St at e - Northwestern Contest to Be Televised on National Hookup. By Anoelated Praii EVANSTON, 111.—For the second straight Saturday, TV; football fans will see two Big Ten aerial specialists in action as. Ohio State's red-faced Buckeyes ^meet improving Northwestern. ) The nationally-televised contest starts at 1:30 p. m., CST. \ Ohio State, considerably embarrassed by last Saturday's 8-0 upset by lowly Iowa, sends Johhny Borton against Northwestefn's Dick Thomas in what should be a skilled sharp-shooting duel. i Last Saturday at Champaign, 111., the TV. game of the week produced a 40-12 Purdue victory over Illinois in which Purdue's Dale Samuels and Illinois' Tommy O'Connell between them completed 30 of 38 passes, five for touch-* downs. ' [ Borton, in Ohio's conquests of Indiana, Wisconsin and Washington State and losses to Purdue and Iowa, has connected 57 times on or attempts for 831 yards and seven touchdowns and a fine 60.5 percentage. Although Northwestern only last Saturday scored its first triumph in five starts by beating Indiana 23-13, Thomas has clicked on 45 of 84 tosses for 732 yards, five touchdowns and a mark of nearly 54 per cent. Communication To Sports Editor, Register-News Dear Sir: "I would like to try to shed a little more light on the article which was in Wednesday night's paper concerning . the Benton game. "Persons who did not see the game, and some of those who did, probably got the idea that Benton Coach Jim Lovln is a poor loser, but I believe he had a definite right, to question the banishment of Kim Driggers. Don't get me wrong I am a very loyal Ram fan but 1 would hate to see the fans get the wrong opinion of a good coach. "I believe it was early in the second half that Driggers came out of a pileup, in front of the Benton bench, and started across the field toward the Mt. Vernon bench. He suddenly stopped and said something to an official and the official very definitely motioned toward the Mt. Vernon bench. I personally was of the opinion that Driggers had been banished but when he stayed in the game I passed it off as an over anxious motion by the official. I don't believe it was a motion of banishment or the official would have undoubtedly made him leave the game. "But Coach Lovin in my opinion, had a definite reason to believe Driggers w^s out of the game." "A Loyal Ram Fan" Two Freshmen Star as Bradley Drubs Dakota By Anoclatad Pran PEORIA, 111. — Two freshmen from Chicago, Burnett Lewis and Jim Varnado, scampered to long touchdown runs in the first quarter Thursday night to wind up Bradley for a 29-13 football victory over North Dakota State. Lewis romped 43 yards and Varnado dashed 54 to put the Braves ahead 12-0. Bradley added 10 more points in the second period for a 22-7 margin at halftime. Don Stamp climaxed a 41-^ard drive with a 13 yard scoring toss to Leo Davis. Gene Waller converted and later booted a 13-yard field goal. After State cut the margin to 22-13 in the fourth, Bradley added its fourth touchdown when Stamp streaked 35 yards after being traped trying to pass. The win was Bradley's third in a row for a 4-3 season mark. Former Grid Captain Missing In Korean War By Anoclatad Praia SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Second Lt. Ernest S. KoVatch, captain of the 1950 'Indiana University football team, has been reported missing in action in Korea, his family said today. Friends in Indiana said Kovatch had been in Korea only a few weeks. GEORGIA TECH AND DUKE CLASH IN BIG GAME OF THE WEEK SHOOTING MATCH TURKEYS—DUCKS GEESE—CHICKENS SUNDAY, NOV. 2 . 10:00 A, M. End o/ 15th St. - and Fishers. Lane V Not Responsible for Accidents COMPLETE TRUCK TIRE SERVICE Mt. Vernon Tire Service 12th and Broadway (STAN KOZIARjl, Owner) Phone 244* U.S. Royals Are Guaranteed for the Life of the Tread PREP FOOTBALL Decatur 52, Springfield Lanphier 6, Shelbyville 0, Kincaid 0. Tie. Edwardsville 40, Staunton 8. Herrin 20, Johnston City 7. Chester 68, Shawnee 0. Zeigler 27, Metropolis 5. Mt. Olive 33, Cahokia Common- field 6. LISTEN TO DEMETRI HASSAKIS Republican Candidate for STATE'S ATTORNEY OYER WMIX SUN.; NOV. 2 12:45 P. M. to 1:00 P. M. ' (Political Advertising) NEW YORK—(AP) — Georgia Tech t-.d Duke, two of the killers of the Southland, meet in the No. 1 college football game of the day Saturday as the season swings in to the home stretch. Unless the Engineer-Blue Devil contest ends in a tie, there will be one less undefeated, untied team among the major outfits When ^he results are in Saturday night. Both teams have identical 6-0 ^records and are rarin' to go The contest la rated pretty much of a tossup, but when the two take the field In DIMV ham, Tech probably will rate a slight favorite. Tech is No. 4 In The, Associated Press poll, Duke No. 6. Important games are sprinkled over the rest of the nation with the California-UCLA contest probably the best from a competitive standpoint. This is another one that will have an important bearing on championship—the Pacific Coast Conference and the Rose Bowl bid that goes along with it. The Uclans are undefeated'with a 6-0 mark whjle Pappy Waldorf's Gold en Bears sport a 5-1 record. If UCLA wins it—as the coast experts think they will—Califor nia will be pretty much out of the Rose Bowl picture. It wijl be between the Bruins and Southern Cal, which meet on Nov. 22. The Trojans have no game this week. Of the top teams In the country, Michigan State, No. 1, seems to have the toughest task. It must beat Purdue, which has been cutting a swathe through the Western Conference with surprising ease. The Boilermakers have a strong passing attack, which is just what has been bothering the Spartans all season. Maryland and Oklahoma, the second and third ranking teams, respectively, have what appear to be easier tasks. The Terrapins go against Boston University and Harry Agganis. Oklahoma, unbeaten but tied once, meets Iowa State in a game that figures to be a romp. Kansas,, the ninth-ranking team in the nation, still with hopes of beating out Oklahoma for the Big Seven title, plays Kansas State In a breather. Villanova, No. 10 and the only other major unbeaten, untied team, tangles with the Parris Island Mar'nes tonight in Philadelphia. In the Ivy League, Princeton, which still can win the title, takes on Brown. Penn, which is in the load—it also is undefeated although tied twice—plays strong Penn State in a non-league tussle. Texas and Southern Methodist meet in the big Southwest Conference game of the day. Sports-Brief NEW YORK — The New York Yankees defended their action in obtaining players from the National League under the waiver rules, and said that the club had never obtained a player "by going behind or beyond the rules of baseball;" ST. LOUIS — Harry (The Cat) Brecheen, veteran left-handed pitcher, signed a contract with the St. Louis Browns after being given his unconditional release by the St. Louis Cardinals. INDIANAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians bought the last put- standing stock in the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association and now have full ownership, PINEHURST, N. C. — Dr. G. R. Love of, Oconomowoc, Wis., upset favorite Thomas C. Robbins of Larchmont, N. Y., 1 up, to gain the semi-finals of the North and South' Seniors invitation golf tournament. MEXICO CITY — Frank Stranahan of Toledo, Ohio, and medalist Marion Hiskey of North Texas State College advanced into the second round of the Mexico Amateur golf tournament. HARRISBURG, Pa. — Mexico's Gen. Humberto Mariles, riding his French mount, Chihuahua II, won his first international jumping event as he defeated 14 other riders at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. CHICAGO—Sunny Dale ($5.00) breezed to a four legnths victory in the $3,500 Kingman Purse at Sportsman's Park. 32 High Schools Taking Part in Cross - Country CHICAGO — A field of 117 from 32 schools will compete, in the seventh annual state v championship cross-country run of.the Illinois High School Association at the Peoria Country Club Saturday morning. Urbana, defending champion, is one of 11 schools which qualified a full team in district competition last Saturday. Rankings of the first five finishers from each school will count'in the team scoring. Other schools with team entries include Alton, Austin and Lane of Chicago, Bloom of Chicago Heights, Christopher, Dxon, , Evanston, Oeneseo. Marseilles, and Peoria Woodruff. NEAL BROTHERS ROOFING COMPANY; Genuine Ru-Ber-Oid Roofing, 5 t Siding A Rockwoo) Insulation J \ Office: Mt. Vernon, 111. < HALLOWEEN DANCE At THE GABLES FRI. NIGHT, OCT. 31 Music By Lee Roy McKenzie & Orchestra FROST! E You'll want a good supply this Hallowe'en Season. Take a case borne for your friends and yourself to enjoy. FROSTIE- ROOT BEER ORANGE STRAWBERRY BOTTLED AN"J DISTRIBUTED BIT DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS fiiiMniiiiHiiiiiiHiiimiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniHmmHniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniini Enjoy Life—Eat Out More Often LITTLE SPORT TURKEY SHOOT Mt. Vernon Sportsman Club SATURDAY and SUNDAY AFTERNOONS Nov. 1 - 2 | PAT AND JOAN SAY, "EAT AT DADDY'S" | He has served the finest food In southern 1111| nols for 19 years and knows what folks like. " He serves choice steaks, sea foods, and chicken. . ? MIXED DRINKS Bernard Stein at tha Organ Sat. and Sun. Nights Travelers Cafe ' US. 51, DuBois * I

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