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PAGE SIX NEW GRID RULES Sutherland Explains R e- strichons on Use of the Hands, Other Changes. By DR. J. B. 'JOCK' SliTHF.KI.AM) Football C'cach, University of Pittsburgh (Copyright, 1932, SEA Service, Inc. One of the most gratifying .step tnken In n foatball way last yea was the effort of the Iiuercolleglai Rules Committee to eliminate liny, ards thai gradually mid Insidious ly have inarifd the name of n ^rca outdoor sport. Tl-.s u.ime itsell niv Ihe abuses of the gnmc were L? corning confused, and the game wa Ihe sufferer. 'Hie committee acted wisely I adopting more stringent rules gov erning l!ie use ot hands by dcfen five linemen. However, iherc Is one change on ly in the rule governing t^e us of hands. Up lo 19M 11 wns lega for a limn to strike his op^niion with the pntms of his hands o! the head, neck or Ir.ce. in 1031 i was legal for him to do so if l;i. arms were moving with Ills body as part of (he charge. Tlie I'm riik-b have it that It Is Illegal to do so wlielhter tho lineman Is clinrgim; standing still, or moving b.ickwa The difficulty anticipated bj many who are close to I lie game is that a defensive lineman while legally trying to open up his opponent by strlkiiig'liim on the body will, due to an unexpected move of the opponent, strike him on the head. If tills happens, no official cnn possibly know the intent ana can only penalize for actual occurrence. It Is no secret that defensive linemen could ami did deal out considerable punishment with their hands on the heads of oppaslns linemen. Tne purpose of the rule Is lo put an end to such a practice. An official cnn enforce the rules so as : to prevent punishment, without necessarily handicapping Hi? defense. A strict enactment of an "illegal use of the hands rule," it 1ms been thought, would handicap tire defense too greatly and add (o the poifer of the offense. But the Issuance of trie new "dead ball rule" will check the offense sufficiently so as to offset the other insofar ns any disturbance In the present balance of offense and defense Is concerned. The dead ball rule llteivlse is another attempt on the part of the rules committee to eliminate some of the hazards that were nollca- ably prevalent last fal]. Under the provisions the ball bc- carnes dead nulomntlenlly when any portion of the player in possession of'It, except hands or feet, touches the ground. In the past a player partly tackled or thrown to the ground could regain his footing and continue to advance. Such an attempt on the part of the ball carrier was conducive to "piling up." The flying block and flying tackle, far more spcclacular than effective, under the n:w interpretation have also been altered lor (he sake, of safety. Many players leaving their fiet in an effort to contact an opponent have fallsn to the ground with arms, neaj or neck unprepared for the shock of the fall. Tr.e. result has been numerous unnecessary broken bones, sprains, and in some cases serious head Injuries. Minor changes in the kickoir rule, however, will not take mvay any of the thrill tr.at is present, In that initial play of the game. The neiv rule provides that five men remain within five yards of (heir restraining line until the ball has been kicked. This provision has been clearly designed to prevent the receiving tcanr from forming mass interference, commonly called the wedge Play. In lire latter a defensive man was compelled, by the very nature of the formation, to hurl his body Into the protective V in an effort to stop the ball carrier. Wr.en executed properly it was most effective, but the safely of the players involved far outweighs any spectacular qualities It mav have possessed. In the final analysis the success ol the ne'w rules will greatly depend upon the officials. The committee, so far 'as is possible bj ARK.1 -COURIER NEWS "The Ox" Leads the League HOW THEY STAND American Ix>a(rue (How They Finished) W. L. PC i New York 107 -n 69 Philadelphia 94 59 .01 Washington 93 61 .GO Cleveland 37 65 .51 Detroit 76 75 .50 St. Louis 63 91 A Chicago 49 102 .y Boston 43 111 .2 National League (Hew Thty Finished) W. U. PC Chicago 90 64 .5 Pittsburgh M C8 j Brooklyn 81 13 A: Philadelphia 73 76 .51 77 77 .H ...^j 7J 82 it li;;;i W N' $ •lltle Mnrty McManus, who wns nmile maim^er ot the Boston Kcil xix in Ihe middle of Ihe icason. hius one lili; tliliif lo lie thankful or. or ralhcr a Wg person, shown ubove. With a lull end club i the American League, Marty has (lie league's lenillmj slusycr i Dnle Alexnndcr. glnm n, b i biiacmnn. "Thi; Ox" Is so lns|ilrccl y his lend Ural his fielding, mid. of nil tilings, his sjH-cd, Is pick- in up. Above Is u recent, action picture nf il:e MB Imy. shnwlng Is ixjwcrful bullil. He llnished with an average cf .367. ihvcc yolius ftbove Jiuiiuy Foxx. FOOTBALL 1 SKETCHESffi During the last four years more :id more • teams have ncknowl- dgcd (he value of the spinner, his type of offensive play olfcrs combination of power niul de- \>I)lLon an<l a change of pace. • Success of the play dnimuls upon rong reverse plays.-If Ihe slren- h of Iho reverses Is not ilroiijj lough to force tlio opjxjncnt to lift his defense In nn effort to op them, Ihe spin plays cannot oi» io gain. Spin plays arc usually n uiodifl- •illon of reverse. Diaurnm No. 1 lows .1 revciTe from the Warner Ing back formation with an un- •xlanccd line. The ball is passed the fullback v.ho turns uncV asses to the right wlngbuck who as swung around behind him. The les allow one man lo be in moon before the ball is passed. Diagram No. 2 shows (lit same rmatlon made efTecllvc. by etn- oyin» the spinner. Instead of ng the ball to the right wiiij;- \ck who lias swung nrouud. the llback. spins, completely around id goes through the line where :\ olc has been made by Ihe lelt I ,. x y x xx oo®oc5oo PIA&.-U . REVERSE SPINNE.Q OIA&.2 wingbac's. Hie end nml tackle. The \vingback to whom Ihe ball is faked bends low. with an imaginary tall tucked In his nuns. (Copyright. 1032, NBA Service, Inc.) ere rules, has endeavored (o iminatc unnecessary hazards, b;il ithln the jintallctloir of ihe oni- al lies the power of a stricl -:n- irccmenl. which arc built around last backs. The Indians' incomplete schedule for the xiMson follows: Sept. 30—Crnwfordsvilte, here. Oct. 7—Li.xora. there. Oct. 15—Harrisbiirg, here. Oct. 21—Paragouid, there. Ocl. 27— iTluirsday) Luxova, here Nov. H—Wilson, here. Nov. 11—Open. Nov. 18—Shawnee, )io.-c. Nov. 25—Open. jame With Crawfordsville May Open Season; Fin- chcr Is Coach. OSCEOLA. Ark.—Depending on heir speed and aerial attack to ombnt tlie much heavier Crnw- ordsvlll; high school team, the Oseola Indian eleven has arranged i tentative game with I3ie Cr.-nv- ordsvlllc team to open their sea- ion here on September 30. Tlie Indian squad of 19 is exceedingly light with only four letter men back Ironi last year, according to Coach Allen Finclicr, and t will take some time to round on', a smooth team ho says. The Hue, where at least five new men must be Inserted to replace those lost by graduation, presents a problem, but up to date in the practice scrimmages Gsrald Henson. Arthur Brickey anc! Billie Snctson liavo shown good promise as end players, Wathen I'rc-.viu- and Sam Edrlngton at tackles, Carl Walker, Ned Aycrs, Terry Turner and Russell CMles at guards. Ma- ricn Wright and Richard Cromer at center. Coach Finchcr says there is no worry for the backfield as three stellar performers from last year's team have returned. They ar? Capt. Howcll Nicholson at lull and Allan Eegravcs at quarter with Billie Nicholson in reserve. Most of the pnsl week. Ihe coach saldj w»» ii«rt (<i f*rfrr' '-•"•• HOME THEATRE Last Time Today — "Stalus AUoniey" with John Uan-y- niorc. Tuesday. Wednesday ;md Thursdiw Adm—Matinee and Night 10 and 25c ' Clrrlaln alurr.nl of Michigan, I-ciinsjlvanla. Iowa, Nebraska, Noithux'Sl'n'ii and a few othei n>u- joi 1 uniu'i.sltie:; must have graved a .sigh tho otlu-r day upon reading In [lie sp-jrls |;aaus |)as- •>agea tomtlhing like this: "Oianje t-iirricil Ibr bill cicht lima-i fcr Ilir IJi.irv, saining !'l \atils, Mcrinjf l\vt, louclnli:ui.s anU IhiuuiiiK a IKISS fur aiifjlhi-r." Tl«' old GnllK|iiii|> Gliost sllll can yel around on thai gridiron. '1 «'i.'iity-!ilii2 yeai-s eld now, ;ui(t :i iitlli: hit di/lcircnt from Hit. yoiini; man who wondi-icd if IIL v.ould h: ablu (o mala: the freshman lootljall tc-am al Illinois ahoul 'JiU time 11 yeaih a:jo. Cellar Clubs Boat New Champs; Foxx Fails io Match Ruth's Record. MAJOR LEAGUES— Chicago Cubs, champ:ons of l!i" American and National league-, closed their seasons yesterday !.", losing to collar i?:(ins in eath league. The Yankees were beaten by tto 1 Hasten Hc-d Sox 8 lo 3 at Hosl(,:i. Dusty RV.odfs and Paul Andrcv. -. lornier Yankee hurlers, l:cl<! I!','New ycrkors in check while tlu:r mules (jot lo Allen and Tlpgras Jo: 1 11 hits. Tlie Yiuiks physd with a patched Infield. Dale Alexander $«: two hits on', ol four tlmos a{'L-U ! ,, ... lo finish the American league cam-1 '""' ; ' y '' " l ' l: °" l:l11 '' Il5 ' (r palcn ll:rce points :ii;ead of Jljmuv I ..'' hc ''"'-head from Wlicaton, Fflxx. the Philadelphia .slugger, (a imolflcial averages. NaU Heat .Marks The Athletics loM a 2 to 1 d?r> fclun to the Wasliingtrn ScnnUas allhoiigh Jimmy Foxx illil !)i5 p-m with a 1'omer and llirec hits rar. of three trips lo the plale. Fold's circuit. $11135)1 .sent Ills tal.il to 53 lint livo short of Ruth's record n! CO homers. Al Crowcier. SMialor aiv. held the Macks to -Jx hits In ivln- nliiB his Mth garni' cf tin: season. Cain was the losing Philadelphia linrlcr. The Cleveland Indians won froai Ihu Chicago While Sox G to •! .ami (led tl:c .second gnme 5 lo 5. Wteu- garner was the winning pitcher <.'. the nrsl panic and Gregory the lo.-,- er. Walsh (and ffudlin met In th3 tie game. The Detroit Tigers defeated'in; St. fxiiils Browns 5 lo 4 al IMroit. Wyalt relieved Hogsett lo turn tin- winning g am e for IMrdil. stewa:-: was tli(> Itiniy Brownie hurbr. D.V.- uk and Walker hit hoaiers. The Chicago Cubs finished bv- fore u-r- home fans, losing to t'i» Cincinnati lieds. Tlic «core was ,i (o 3. Frcy lie-Id the Cubs to 13 scattered blows. The Rods got lo four Cub hurlers for but 10 hits. TI'vv massed their hits at lh? cxpcii-- of Pat Mnlone In the sjxth Innta 'or (heir five runs. llcau Wins No. 18 The New York Giants divider! two Raines witli the I'iilllics al Nc\v Vorfc. The oianls won the Jlrsl 5 to 3 behind the hurlimr of Hubb-m but lost the second G to 3 with oM Plin.t ithem turning them back- rile score of His second game was 5 to 3. Mallon and Lee hit houiirs In the tlr.st contest. Tlie Boston Brnvcs walloped the Brooklyn Dodgers in the season's final nt Brooklj-n. The score was 13 to 7. Zaehnry relieved Brown to hold the Dodtjers in hand after 4>lnpp had hit H honiGr with the bases full hi the second Inning 'Moore also hit for the circuit 'Tne Sl.T/nds Cards. 1031 clumps closed their season in sixth p'ace They beat Ihc Pirates In (lie *ec- ond game yesterday 7 lo 4 after losing the first 7 to 1. Harris turnrxi the Cards back In the first game. Di7/.y Deai, hurled for the i>ar<ls i» Hie second and won; the route, earning hi., i sth v | c , f the season. Dugas BO! two homers and I-Yisch one. 111., is one of the liaimler cx- :iiii|j!f.s of the overdur.u saying, "Once a fcctUill player always n fo..iball iiluyer." He Ls one of the few who lias made pro football pay. Jim Thci|:c Is the nn- hapm't-r example. Old Jim hasn't a dime. * • • C'.ra!if;c always played fcr money, llatl; ill the ilay.s \vhen hc wns a liijili stlitjtjl buy, his father re- mui.rr.iU'd him for eat-h tijucli- dnwn In the uniuunl nf 25 ccnls. Itcil r-.roljably- ahcays will rcnipmber earning $1.5fl in a game bttwceri Wlualcn and Dcwnvr's Grove hieli schools. Hc also probjlly ran miumlxr prftty well pliying for SI2.03C, his sliare ill tlio receipts in Ills lirsl pro gajiir, :il Oilcaso, inly kiitns how much lie lias rarr.nl In actual iilai-. for time s not the pay he received upon tlie foolbali ncld lliat really counted In bis case, lied matle his fortune from the fitielliie velvet—such as $300.000 inoung picture coutracUs mid a few Ihotisands thrown in here und (here for indorsing soap, fountain pensi wasliins; machines, and so His Greatest dame That old Number 77 Hashed up and doivn the gridiron so many limes that it is hard to say which game of Grange's was his greatest, He has provided thou- BRUSHING UP SPORTS • MONDAY, _-SEETEMlER-.--'gg By" Laufcr lASA CffAf VH^ESSIO^I., ' (ED i&z ffos wo ori r\ HOJ.ES A •f I- Ot-f~l\\ ^.TTr-Ll ^-Hk.— ' / 53-YW3}, A *>-VARi> AMD 113-YARp B sands of pcop!'.' with Hie greatest ™tL>a!l they C-VIT saw. Maybe it was his game ngninst Michigan. The t:o!nt tliere is that Michigan v.'ns .'all set to stop him. lliuois formations had been stud«d carefully by Yost and his us- ociates, and e\i'ry precaution had been (aken lo lliraw angry bodies nto his pfithv-.iy. • • * H »-as a' iiobli- gesture un the larl of Mlcbt;;-.ii to sail the npen- nj kicbolT kcrphink into tlie of. Grange hiniwlf. The Ghost responded wilb a 95-yard run down tlie field, eliding in a touch- Before the hubbub had subsid- ed, Orange had reeled off another 70-yard run. The customers weren't all sealed before he had gone scooting down ihe field for yel another and Yost Ifad swallowed his cigar. ? • * Four runs, from 45 yards to D3 jards, for four touchdowns, In the finl 10 minutes of pUiyl • » • Th- Others Several yoimg men ran iuter- ]fcrence for liim that day. among them Jim McMillen. Wallic Mne- llwain nnri Ear) Britton. Most of thr,se names ha\e dropped out ot Iho picture. Jim McMillen is still I hustling about the coiinlry, \vrest- ' ling, and from (his occupation seems to be earning a pretty good j living. Grange himself says (lie reason he was so good against Michigan Ihat day was that Michigan was very poor. He's modest thai way. Large Variety of Canned Fruit Wins First Prize INK, Ark. (UP)—At a recent demonstration of farm work, Mrs. Sampson Harris was awarded first prize \vith her display of 07 varieties of canned fruits, vegetables and other products.' rncicienlally, that's 10 more than the well known national cannin" Read Courier r-nvs Want Ads. COOLEST SPOT IN TOWN RITZ THEATER Lust Time To<];iy—"Lovn Me Toniglil" with Mannco Chov- cv anil Jennettc AIcDon;\ld. Tuesday and Wednesday Adm.—il.ilinee—10 and 25c Niijlil—lO ami 30c Sco stand up and cheer BROY/H CULVER with Tom Brown News and Comcdv Does a BLINDFOLD KEEP YOU from OBTAINING the THINGS YOU W/VNT? PHONE 306 OUR AD-TAKER WILL HELP YOU \/ OU'RE reading this part of the paper .... but have you failed to read another section? A section where wants are stated and merchandise exchanged al t h e lowest possible cost. It's the want-ad scctioi where the "seller" can find a ready market for anything from second hand furniture to hundred-acre arms. And the "buyer" who is looking for real bargains, whether they be in apartments for rent or machinery for sale, can find the; thing wanted at the price that can be paid. THE COURIER NEWS WANT ADS

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