The Times from Munster, Indiana on December 14, 1939 · 21
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Thursday, December 14, 1939 THE HAMMOND TIMES Page Twenty-one O O Car; 1 lure learn e aces on ii y If II Tr3 ' o T w 1 1 A w . ! jStcilalUiiigiI Be win Wis F Pro A 11 Star iri COMEONE recently nominated Bill Alexander, of Georgia Tech, as the coach of the record and name him as the number one coach of present day football. He's a master of offensive strategy, a sound defensive fundamentalist and above all, own in any company. Those fans who saw Georgia Tech put on an offensive show here last fall will be glad to know that the Engineers will return to South being effected to bring them here two years in a row. Further more, the game is going to be only five of the first 22 men on through graduation. ' "Old Alec awed a banquet hall early Monday evening and then carried on in a star chamber session in a downtown hotel. Some 35 men from all walks of life sat about and listened to Alec give his views on rules and recite grid history. He put out more concrete information in the time we spent with him then we have heard from a mentor in several years. As a member of the football rules committee Alexander is bitterly against the fumble rule. 'You either have the ball or you don't,' explained the Atlanta veteran, 'so why shouldn't a fumble be a free ball?" One of these days we're going to put that rule where it be-lonjs in a garbage can." Another rule which meets with disfavor in the eyes of Georgia Tech's finest asset is the measure which declares a ball dead when O any part of a ball carrier's body except his hands touches the ground. "It's natural to get up and run so why pin a player's instincts with such a rule?" is his comment. tit, JUST in case you think Alexander ia hoping to revolutionize football we quote the following statement: "There is nothing wrong with the game as a whole and except for two changes I favor leaving football alone for another 10 years. Legislation to regulate the defense or offense Is absolutely silly for there r3 several ways to beat such rules. We have a good balance between offense and defense today and let's keep it that way." Considerable sentiment for Notre Muncie Burris on Top INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 14. (U. P.) Muncie Burris' potent scoring Owls were top dogs today in the chase for the best winning streak among the larger Hoosier high schools. Burris outscored a threatening Lapel club that boasted a six game winning streak of its own last night at the Ball State gymnasium, 53 to 40, and ran the string of consecutive victories to seven. Among the smaller schools, Sheridan conquered Arcadia, 25 to 16, and ran its string to seven straight also. Both Sheridan and Burris held a one game edge on New Castle's powerful .Trojans who were idle last night, although most of Indiana admits that the Trojans have played much tougher competition than either the Owls or the Black-hawks. Burris probably will stand alone in the field by Sunday as they meet a tough Bluffton club at Bluffton tomorrow and then return to the gigantic Ball State gym Saturday Tony Thinks Godoy Will Crash Early NEW TORK, Dec. 14. (INS) Speaking with conviction born of experience, as he waddled about in his Orange, N. J., tavern today, old T. Tarzan Galento, Esq., con fided for publication that Arturo Godoy will last just about six , rounds with Joe LouLj in their heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in February. Galento is the world's outstanding authority on this particular encounter, being the only fighter at large who has been out-roughed and twice whipped by Godoy and knocked out by the heavyweight champion. He doesn't think, he wishes it to be known, that either of them could repeat against him now, but that's another and a longer story. ill -r 1 PS i' Must Be Stopped TO AVOID BALDNESS Call today lor a complete scalp examination. No charge. No obligation. Ji-Z ' r ' s JiOUrJ: 10 A. ti. TO i P. M year. We would like to go on a personality who can hold his Bend in 1940, a schedule shift exceptionally interesting since Alexander's squad will be lost Dame is carried by Alexander. He greatest football figure that ever lived. "He did more for football considers the late Knute Rockne the than any 15 men who ever fooled around with it," said Alec, "and hi equal never has been found." George Techs mentor ean tell Rockne stories by the hour but one of his best has to do with the in stigation of the present series. "Rock figured he wanted a southern team on his schedule and approached me. I told him we'd play Notre Dame twice a year for nothing if he wanted us to. He said once a year was enough and offered us a deal which was fairer than any we had ever negotiated with a northern team. During our series all kinds of incidents occurred to prove that no coach had a bigger heart than Rockne. He never beat us bad and when he had a good team he'd tell me what to expect." "Alexander had to leave his team and miss two days of practice in order to attend Monday's banquet but he didn't complain. "They wanted me to fly," he ex plained, "but Ira staying out of those planes since Rock's death." Asked about his Orange bowl game with Missouri Alex replied "I've seen some pictures of their games and they're good. Christman is one of those passers who looks one way and throws another. Our Bobby Dodd (backfield coach) can do the same thing so I told him to limber up his arm while I was away. We're going to try a little pass defense this week and then shift onto offense for two weeks." JACK LEDDEN, South Bend Tribune. to play Portland, favored to take The Owls are both contests easily. New Castle plays Richmond Fri day on the Trojan floor in its only game this week, while Sheridan remains idle until Dec. 22 when it travels to Tipton, probably to take its first trimming. Columbus won its first South Central victory of the year last night, downing the in - and - out Shelbyville Golden Bears, 32 to 22, on the Columbus floor. In the only other conference game Elwood's rapidly improving Panthers over came the Alexandria Tigers, 29 to 26. It was a Central conference tilt. Other Scores: Batesville 41, Liberty 15. New Albany 25, Corydon 23. Gary Horace Hann 53, Delphi 13. Knightstown 35, Kennard 17. Shoals 29, Plainville 28. Morristown 56, Carthage 18. Waldron 21, Mt. Auburn 16. Brook 34, Monticello 22. Wolcott 24, Chalmers 17. West Point 32, Wingate 21. "The way I figure this Louis Godoy fight," Galento said, is this way: Godoy is about washed up and can't punch, but if he stays in a crouch and Louis fights a care ful fight it might go along for a while. Anyway, Louis will get him sooner or later and I figure it will be inside of six." Godoy 's reaction to all this would be a grunt with a Chilean accent, He reportedly is well-fixed finan- rn - e , cjdiiy, is on souna mind and in good health, yet accepted this shot at Louis and sailed in a rush from South America without even know ing what he will be paid. . We have the word of Al Weill, his manager, for that What's more, he has been training since Dec. 1 and bv the day of the fight will have been in his Summit, N. J., camp for 2V& months, which may be an all-time record-breaking preparatory campaign for a fight. By the way, Mr. Weill and Godoy think Godoy will win making it two for the affirmative. "Win?" said Galento. "He'll get all busted up, watch. Louis hits too hard and too fast, and Godoy hasn't "got anything to keep him off with." Nevertheless, Godoy beat Galento twice, once in 10 rounds and again in a six-rounder, with the first meeting one of the roughest fights ever waged. When Galento started fouling. Referee Arthur Donovan cautioned him. and Godov suggested they be permitted to go iree-ior-au. f rom then on they nearly wrecked the joint and each other. But Godoy won the decision, then made it stick with a reneatr a few months later in a preliminary on the Louis-Jim Braddock card at Chicago in 1937. "But he couldn't take me now" Galento explained. "When he won those other bouts I was dissipating and all like that. And I'll show i that Louis can't do it again when i get mm in the ring next sum PACKERS RATE LONE POSITION ON 1STJLEVEN Osmanski, Fortmann, Stydahar Are Named by United Press By GEORGE KIRKSEY (United Press Staff Correspondent) NEW YORK, Dec. 14. Take the whole country from coast to coast and pick the 11 best players lump every all - American team picked and get the consensus use any formula you wish but unless you delve into the National Football league you still haven't got the best bunch of football players in the land. There creme de la creme of the gridiron is named today by the United Press the 1939 all-professional team. Before you think you can name a better club, remember you'll have to have a passer who completes every other pass thrown, a fullback who whacks off 5.9 yards a crack, a pair of halfbacks good for nearly four yards every time they start out on a journey, a punter who averages over 40 yards, an end who requires two men to cover him and a guard who can run as fast as a halfback. That just gives you an idea. The all-pro backfield is made up of Parker Hall, Cleveland; Tuffy Leemans, New York; Andy Farkas, Washington, and Bill Osmanski, Chicago Bears. It can do everything but knit and take cafe of the baby. Hall, a rookie from the U. of Mississippi, is the league's No. 1 player of the year. He can pass, run and kick and that's putting it mildly. He completed 106 out of 208 passes for 1,227 yards and nine touchdowns. He was fifth in yardage gained, 458 yards in 120 attempts and was one of the league's best punters. The two halfbacks, Leemans and Farkas, are break away runners capable of getting way for a touchdown from any spot on the field. Leemans, famed for wriggling out of tackler's arms and running away, gained 429 yards in 128 attempts for a 3.3 average and Farkas, a power runner, gained 547 yards in 139 attempts for a 3.9 average. Osmanski led the league in ground gained, ripping off 699 yards in 121 attempts for a 5.7 average. Also a rookie, Osmanski, was good enough to take the Bears' No. 1 fullback job away from Joe Maniaci, who averaged seven yards every time he carried the ball. Mainstay of the line again was Mel Hein, New York Giants, cen ter who made the first team for the ninth consecutive year. Al though 29 and playing his ninth year in the cash and carry ranks, Hein continued his outstanding defensive play. The two guards are Dan Fortmann, Chicago Bears, a holdover from last year's team, and John Wiethe, Detroit, a newcomer. Both are speedy and aggressive and star at leading interference and crash ing through to break up plays. Joe Stydahar, Chicago Bears, again was the league's best tackle. He is one of the toughest linemen in the league to take out. Jim Barber, Washington, having his best season in the five years he's been in the circuit, was given the other tackle berth by a slight nod over Bruiser Kinard, Brooklyn. Don Hutson, Green Bay's great pass catcher, and Jim Poole, the Giants' defensive star, won the end berths without an argument. Hut son, who holds or shares every pass catching record in the league, grabbed 34 passes this season, for a total of 846 yards and six touch downs. It takes two men and sometimes more to stop him. Poole, a fine receiver, blocked three punts the past season and is a standout on defense. The champion Green Bay Pack ers landed only one man on the first team and two on the second club. The Chicago Bears and New York Giants each placed three men on the first team. The other first team spots went to Washington, with two, and Cleveland Detroit, with one each. ALL PRO TEAM NEW YORK, Dec. 14. (U.P.) The United Press All-Professional selections for 1939 follows? FIRST TEAM Player Team Wgt. Pos. 185 End Don Hutson, G'n Bay J. Stydahar, Chi. Bears 230 210 225 195 230 218 Tackle Guard Center Guard Tackle End Dan Fortmann, Bears Mel Hein, New York John Wiethe, Detroit Jim Barber, Wash t'n Jim Poole, New York Parker Hall, Clevel'd 205 Quarter 195 Half 190 Half 198 Full Tuffy Leemans, N.Y. Andy Farkas, Wash. Bill Osmanski, Bears SECOND TEAM Player Team Wgt. Pos. 210 End 21Q Tackle 190 Guard 195 Center 206 Guard 245 Tackle 200 End 150 Quarter 190 Half 214 Half 205 Full Dick Plasman, Bears Bruiser Kinnard, Brk. John Dell Isola, N. Y. Ki. Aldrich, Chi. Cards Orville Tuttle, N. Y. Bufford Ray, Gr. Bay Schwartz, Brookl'n Davey O'Brien, Phila. Filchock, Wash't'n John Drake, Cleve. Clark Hinkle, Gr. Bay Tony Galento predicts Arturo Go doy will last about six rounds mer."aganst Joe Louis in February. Huffine in the i 1 VX rry . i y If fir " ; u v illiK r-. ' Highlights of the 1939 football dinner of Hammond's Downtown coaches included cross-examination of Coach Karl B. Huffine, who "explained" what happened to his Hammond High football charges this year. Coach Huffine was answering questions from the crowd when this picture was snapped. Later he awarded letters to members of this year's Wildcat squad. Principal speaker of the evening was Joe Benda, .Notre Dame end coach, who told of experiences as a scout. Approximately 225 members and guests attended the party at Lundgren's restaurant. McLemore Says By HENRY McLEMORE (United Press Staff Correspondent) ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 14. When Grover Whalen sealed his time capsule and buried it deep in the heart of what only yesterday we were calling the World of Tomorrow, he carelessly neglected to include the most enduring object to be found anywhere. ' I refer to tireless Tommy Hitchcock, who others refer to as the Peter Pan of Polo or the Methuselah of the Mallet. If any living mortal, and I don't exclude any holdovers from the Stone or Iron Ages, deserved a place in the world fair capsule along with the books and bottles and toys and trinkets, it was Hitchcock Whalen could have done much worse. He could have searched valleys, climbed mountains and sailed all the seas Atlantic, Pacific and high without discovering a bit of bric-a-brac capable of ranking one-two with Hitchcock for sheer, downright, free-style lasta-bility. The Hitchcock capacity for endurance is immense; he is, honestly,- a glutton. And there is reason to believe this enormous appetite for carelessness never will dimish. For the United States Polo association has announced the rankings for 1940 and guess who heads the 500 odd gentlemen who take their exercise by participating in what amounts to a slightly modified version of hara-kiri on horseback? If you can't score 100 on that brain-twister, I won't forgive you but I will tell you. The answer is Hitchcock. And I'll tell you even more. The year of 1940 will be the 18th in his 21 seasons of hell for leather galloping that Hitchcock will carry the honor of a perfect 10-goal rating. As you know, a 10-goal rating is the equivalent of a .400 batting average in baseball, a score of 65 in golf, a hand of 13 spades in bridge, or seven straight passes in the grand old recreation known as barnyard golf. There is no higher rating in polo and the score of 10 goals is so awesome that in some years no player in all the 500 attains it. Now consider Hitchcock's record. He started the same year he discarded his three-cornered pants, probably because they didn't wear well on a horse. By 1914 he had established a reputation. That was before the names. of Ruth, Demp- sey, Wills, Jones and even Tilden were more than mere names. It was before Joe Louis, Sam Snead, Joe Gordon, Billy Conn or any of 1939's football heroes were born. Gene Tunney wasn't to be come known as a fighter for 10 more years and J. Donald Budge, at the age of two months, had just begun work on his backhand and hadn't even started to practice on serves. The war interrupted the Hitchcock career for a year or two and Tommy traded his ponies for fighting planes. But he was back on the turf in 1919 and in 1920 was ranked as a seven goaler. Only twice since then has he missed the perfect rating, and once he was simply too busy with business to give polo enough of his time. The surprising thing, even more surprising than the fact that he has out-lasted every contemporary, is that he haslost none of his skill. Witness Stand 4 and no other, Last summer while Hill-hcock Was leading the United States to victory over Great Britain in ths' international cup, Deveroux Milburn a truly great player in, his own right a few years ago told me Hitchcock was better than ever. "He may be a bit near the end now," Milburn said, "but he is just as fast and smarter. You can t pick a smarter player anywhere In the world." So perhaps it is just as well Whalen overlooked him. The man who forged the time capsule admits it will last only 2,000 years. By that time tireless Tommy will be barely middle-aged. PURDUE AND CHICAGO WILL PLAY 1940 GRID GAME AT LAFAYETTE LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 14. (U. P.) Noble E. Kizer, Purdue uni versity athletic director, today had announced that University of Chicago authorities have agreed to transfer the scene of the 1940 Chicago-Purdue football game to Lafayette. The change was made to bolster the Boilermaker home schedule which previously included only three games. Under the new arrangement the Maroons will invade Lafayette for the first time in 22 years. Next season will mark the 43rd meeting of the Chicago-Purdue series, started in 1892. Although Purdue has been superior in recent years, the Maroons have scored 27 victories and the Boilermakers, 14. F a r m e r "I've never seen uch a season. My corn isn't an inch high!" N e i t h b or "An inch? Why the sparrows have to kneel down to eat mine?" During this Christmas shopping season be sure to select his shirt from our exclusive slock of Jayson shirts $1.65 to S3.50. u VOL STUDENTS RULE AGAINST GROUPSQUAViK But They Still Oppose Idea Of the Subs Staying At Home KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 14. (I NS) The scheduled mass meeting of University of Tennessee students in protest to official announcement that several members of the Volunteer squad would be left behind when the team makes the trip to the Rose Bowl, was cancelled last night by Charles Higdon,' vice president of the All-Student club. Higdon today explained his action in cancelling the scheduled meeting by declaring "we didn't want a lot of pictures and stories about all this going out all over the country." The squabble developed after officials announced that the entire squad of 50 members would not be carried to the Rose Bowl New Year's day. The students first demanded that the entire aggregation and an 85-piece band be carried on the 5,000-mile journey to the west coast. Higdon earlier had declared in a statement that if the university could find ways and means to carry the entire athletic council and 14 Southern sports writers, . "some means could be devised to send those boys who have been out on the gridiron every day taking a chance of being permanently injured in an effort to make the Vols a better ball club and bring nothing but praise to the University of Tennessee." Meanwhile, Tennessee's football scouts reported to Head Coach Bob Neyland after returning from the west coast where they witnessed the UCLA-Southern California battle last week, that the Volunteers had not met a team with the manpower of the Trojans. Assistant Coach Hugh Faust, who watched the Trojans beat Notre Dame and tie UCLA, told Major Neyland : "They've got three big, fast teams to throw at us. They've got a lot of power, but they are fast enough to mix in a fine passing game. They completed 15 of 28 passes against Notre Dame. "Their three teams are just about on a par and this boy Grenville Lansdell is one of the finest backs I ever saw. He does everything well." BRUINS DEFEAT DETROIT, 34-24 CHICAGO, Dec. 14. (INS) Chicago's Bruins remained the only undefeated team in the National Professional basketball league today following their 34 to 24 win last night over the Detroit Eagles. The Eagles previously had been unbeaten in five games. The Bruins, with two victories, no losses, will meet their biggest test of the early season next Wednesday when they take on the champion Akron Fire-stones. BASKETBALL SCORES (By United Press) College Iowa State, 55; Denver, 46. Purdue, 43; Detroit, 19. Colgate, 40; St. Lawrence, 38. Lehigh, 43; Upsala, 36. Swarthmore, 35; Washington College, 25. San Diego State, 39; Chico State, 25. Concordia (Minn), 41; Gonzaga, 36. National League Kautsky's, 37; Sheboygan, 34. Chicago, 34; Detroit, 24. Even whiskey experts are amazed at the matchless quality of this great 3 year old bourbon! NOiV $0 3 ysAns civ ASK FOB WINDSOR If NAME AT PACKAGE STORES AND YOUR FAVORITE BAR This whiskey is 3 years old 1939, National Distillers Prod. Corp., Irish Cagers Will Battle Michigan 5 NOTRE DAME, Ind., Dec. 14. Notre Dame's basketball team, having survived its first major test of the season against Wisconsin, will invade Ann Arbor to play Michigan Saturday night. The Irish "not only survived the Badger test Tuesday night, but turned in a convincing 51 to 33 win, avenging last year's 45 to 39 defeat. Pre-game reports had indicated that the boys from Madison had more experience and height, and were better set all around than Notre Dame. Wisconsin's inability to hit on set shots from quarter court had much to do with Notre Dame's success. The Irish used a closely-drawn man for man defense especially in the first half. They allowed the Badgers to set for their shots and invited them to shoot with even less molestation than Coach George Keogan liked. But even then Wisconsin couldn't make them drop. Notre Dame made 11 out of 27 shots in the first half while Wisconsin could sink only 4 efforts in 39 attempts over the same period. Michigan's 40 to 38 victory here last s.eason will provide incentive for the Irish Saturday, and there is no doubt that they gained confidence after a shaky start in the Badger contest. Great improvement by Captain Mark Ertel, center, was one of the highlights of Tuesday's game. Ertel not only collected 12 points, sinking all of his four free throws, but he had Gene Englund, Badger star, on the bench with three fouls after nine minutes of play, did a fine job of ball-handling, and turned in an aggressive, sparkling defensive game. Eddie Riska, junior forward who led the team with 200 points last year, had a great evening, making seven field goals for high point honors. Two of these were bat-in follow-up shots, and he showed a greater variety of set, hook, and lay-in shots than his repertoire included last year. The steadiness of Larry Ryan, junior guard, who missed most of last season with weak arches, was another cheering, factor in the Irish triumph. 226 GOLFERS IN MIAMI TOURNEY MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 14. (U.P.) The vanguard of a record field of 226 golfers eyeing $10,000 in prize money teed off today in the first round of the Miami Open golf tournament. The first threesome left at 6:18 a. m. (CST), and others followed at six-minute intervals. It will take until 1:36 p. m. for all to be underway. Although all except the handful of amateurs entered will be gunning for the $2,500 top prize, the tournament will mean more than that to PGA Champion Henry Pic-ard and National Open Titlist Byron- Nelson, who will settle their rival claims to the year's top golf honors here. This is the last tournament of 1939, and Picard is only five points up on Nelson in the competition for the Harry Vardon memorial trophy, awarded each year to the nation's leading pro. The Miami Open is expected to settle their private feud. Points in the trophy competition will be , awarded to the first 20 finishers in the open, so the pressure will be on Nelson to cross the line well ahead of Picard. Picard, Nelson, Defending Champion Harold (Jug) McSpaden of Boston, Ralph Guldahl, National Open champion in 1937 and 1938; Dick Metz of Chicago and golf's longest hitters, Jimmy Thompson and Sam Snead, were 8-1 favorites as opening round play began. Georgia Coleman reported holding her own against pneumonia and other complications as sports fans seek $2,000 funds to finance her hospitalization. Windsor comes into its own as the "PRINCE OF GOOD M UJuS', Villi mm ? fML N.Y, TIGERS V ANT 4TII CAGE VJIN rROMJJILERS League Leaders Expected To Remain on Top in Rough Week-end Friday Mann at Horace Mann at Hammond High. Hammond Tech at Whiting Roosevelt at Froebel. Valparaiso at Washington. Fractional at Argo. Clark at Crown Point. Emerson at Lew Wallace Saturday Hammond .Tech at Washington. Whiting at Valparaiso. Western division. South Suburban. Three undefeated Western division fives return to the basketball wars tomorrow evening and it is not beyond the realm of possibility that two of the teams will wind up their evening chores on the short end of the score. Hammond Tech, boasting two loop wins, travels to Whiting to take on a bunch of Oilers who never know when to quit and figure to be dangerous right up to the final gun. Tiger speed, collective height and experience figures to make the Hammond five a winner but all the statistics in the world are useless in that little matter of propelling the spheroid through the hoop with effectiveness and abandon. Emerson, last year's division champs, are in a likely spot to blot the Lew Wallace record of two successive conference victories. The Hornets have displayed a few defensive weaknesses that must be corrected before they can expect to remain near the top in this year's scramble. Froebel, currently leading the division with three triumphs, figures to breeze past Roosevelt's Rough Riders when the East Chi-cagcans invade the Gary floor. Hammond High's rejuvenated Wildcats play host to a red hot Horace Mann quintet that served notice on the remainder of Indiana of the calibre of play up north by running roughshod over Delphi, 53-13, in the Horseman gym last night. The Wildcats' showed a world of improvement over early season form in dropping a three-point decision to Tech last week and additional development figures to make it a tight fit for the winner on the Civic Center floor tomorrow evening. The remaining conference game occurs at Washington where the Senators play host to Valpo's Vikings. The game, a conference tilt, should improve the standing of the Indiana Harbor squad which appears to have hit its promised stride following an early defeat by Froebel. Elsewhere, Clark's Pioneers invade the Crown Point gym to give the Hub crew a lesson in fundamentals and the Thornton Fractional Meteors travel to Argo for their final South Suburban league clash before the Christmas holidays. IF YOU ft ERE OVER THEK FAllMUri PVER HERE MEETINGS EVERY FRIDAY. I P. M. AT 5719 CALUMET AVENUE BOURBONS" i

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