Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 20, 1955 · Page 29
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Dial PA-2-4600 for • WANT, AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND,, MO, THUUSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1955 .TWENTY-NINE. il'S Michigan For . •> • .'.- ~.,. •/•, •. . .-•.-. 01dBrb\vhJiig CHICAGO'(INS)-One of lh< sports world's oldest footbal rivalries will bo'rcenaclcd for the 40th time Saturday when undcfcal cd Michigan battles Minnesota foi possession of -'The,Little, Brown Jug." . ' • ''.'.,' A crowd of 60,000 persons is ex leeted to jam Minneapolis'.. Me iorial Stadium to watch the two teams collide for a battered piece of pottery, which had its origin with the great Fielding H. Yost famed Michigan 'coach, back in 1903. .--'.The Wolverines hpld a big edge in the series', having won 24 times to 12. Three games have ended In ties. ; - '. - " . Wolves Sniff 'Hoses' Besides the "jug," at slake will be Michigan's perfect 1955 record Most experts are picking the Wolves to go on to the Rose Bo'U next Jan. 2. , \ Last year Michigan' 1 stunned Minesota, 34 to 0, at Ann .Arbor, Mich. Past records, however, are not important in this ancienl rivalry. The Wolverines have been made 14-point favorites. They possess the conference's top defensive unit, having permitted only' 4.5 - points per game. . '••-." Michigan will be without Ail- American .-end candidate Ronnie Kramer who was injured in t'hc Army game. His absence, however, is not expected to hamper (he tremendous cxplosivencss of the Michgian attack. In recent years. Michigan has bom able to control the "jug." When Minnesota and its great Paul Giel won in 1953, it marked the end of a nine-year domination by the Wolves in the battle'for the antique earthenware. Starts In 1303 The Jug's background dates back to an October day in • 1903 when Yost, who had taken one of his famous "point-a-minute" teams to Minneapolis, was held to a 6 to 6 tic by Minnesota. The game was billed Tis the "championship of the west." Because fancy water carts were not yet in existence, each team brought its own water in large stone jugs. In the excitement that followed the game. Michigan's water jug was left on the field. ] The Jug was discovered the fol-| lowing Monday in the old armory on the Minneapolis campus by the] Gophers' equipment man, Oscar Munson. who retired in 1947. Munson brought the Jug to the Minnesota athletic office and inscribed the words: "Minnesota 6. Michigan 6, Oct. • 31, 1903." on it. 'Conic And Gel If When Yost wrote for the jug, he was told that if he wanled it back, he would have lo "conic and gel il." Michigan waited until 1909 before playing Minnesota again but regained the Jug with a 15 lo 6 triumph. From that day, the feud was on. Michigan also won in 1910\ but because Mhc Wolverines dropped out of the Big Tcyi conlerence, held on to the Jug until 1919 when Minnesota won it back. After that, 'Michigan won the jug eight straight times until 1927 when Minnesota earned a 13 to 7 decision. Bonnie Oosterbaan, present Michigan coach, was on that 1927 Wolverine eleven. HOLD THAT GOAL!—The Dublin defender, second from left, seems to be yanking at the head of Pat O'Sullivan, who has just made a'dcsperate effort to put New York ahe_ad in the first half-. of a'Gaelic football match at. Dublin's Croke Park. Johnny Manning of. the home side connects, wjlh.his head to keep the visitors from scoring. Dublin won with 2 goals and 9 points. '.Dick Guest 'Unsung Hero* Of Undefeated Navy Team By HERB THOMPSON ANNAPOLIS, Md. (7P)—In a Navy backfield where attention centers on a spectacular quarterback, Dick Guest is a dependable plugger Vho'frequentiy makes the spectacular possible. . r: ~ He does about everything but smoothly against Pennsylvania this all signals and kick extra points Saturday, it's a safe bet Guest's rom his fullback position, and is N O . 30 w ill be leading the way. he man quarterback George Welsh an rely on when two or. three Officials Send Claims Duclley ••'•;. '•'•-'••;: '.'iV.'. ;''•''•'•; ' • '"'.I,' I : . 'V ': VII/LANOVA, Pa 'w-iiiid ' Dud ley, .'-Villanova's. modern • design athletic 'director, says.': that i toadies imd more faith in 'liumat nature ol officials, colleges coult cut their gridiron expenses,,. .Dudley, .who -.startled the colic/ jiate world by selling pickets', to /illanova games I6;'chain ..stores 6 give away with -groceries) suggests that traveling teams dispense vith the; custom of ' taking -along (heir own 1 officials. .•. . - 'All Ai-is Honest' ."The way we feel about it,' 1 says Dudley, "is. that all accredited officials are competent;. honest men. Football rules are- the saine and are interpreted 'the : same. in. all sections of .the'. country.'. Therefore * is silly, to • import officials • from distant points." . ' . . Dudley, of course,,' is : talking about 'the' common 'practice" 1 of using. two officials from the home area and two from the region of he visiting team in intersectiqnal competition. For example, two At- antic Coast Conference officials are coming up to join two eastern arbiters for the North Carolina State ; Villanova game here Satur day; Dudley said: "Officials for our season.opener with Baylor cost us .$1,100. Each official is paid $100 plus expenses. Ve had to pay the expenses. of wo of them who came all'the way up from Texas, as well as the expenses of iwo local officials. Use Big Ten Arbiters ' "Before our game with Indiana ast week I called Bernie Grimmins (Indiana coach! and told him ie didn't haye to worry about get- ing us any eastern officials^ He aid we were welcome to have ome if we wanted them, but that ic could get many good men. from LITTLE SPORT ByRouioit, 2? Unbeaten Marks Being Built By Teams On'Solid Defense' By The Associated Press A solid/defense, something which most football coaches and very few fans appreciate, seems 1 to be the key to an unbeaten record this.season. Nine undefeated and untied major college teams' and one that's unbeaten but tied, show up among the first dozen in the total defense figures released today by the NCAA Statistical Bureau.. Two others are in the West Virginia, Yale and Michigan. top ten in "Scoreboard defense" and that's all the top flight teams .here are who haven't. lost yet. BC Edges Into First Boston College" edged into the op place in'defense against both rushing and passing last. Saturday as Navy -was unable to preserve ts spotless record against -Penn State. B.C. limited Detroit to 105 'ards and now have given : up an even 135 yards per game to'three ipponerits. Navy, which yielded 218 •ards to Penn State, has a 135.5 'ards defense average for four Barnes. ho Big Ten area. So .that's what vas done." Frank Reagan, Villanova coach, vho doesn't worry about costs but ather victories, was philosophical bout, the whole thing. "I'm con-j /inced that all officials call them s they see them.'I think the dayi s long past when you have to I • orry , about being jobbed by Behind these two come once-tied Auburn, Maryland, Holy Cross, Duke, Army, Colgate, Syracuse, Of these teams only three—Army, Colgate and Syracuse—have been beaten. Middies Average 3.5 Points Colorado and Oklahoma, who couldn't- edge into this group, are fifth and tenth, respectively, on the basis of the number -of points given up per game. Navy, whose goal line was untouched until last Saturday,, tops this list with 14 points in four_starts, an average of 3.5 per' game". Maryland's impenetrable line has compiled the best record against ground attacks, allowing only 39.8 yards a game by rushing. Cage Meeting Changed The date of the meeting of. the lentral YMCA Sunday School Basketball League representatives has been changed from Monday, October- 24, to Tuesday, October 25, in, the "Y" Community Room; at 8 p. in. I BIG ONE—William Sheeler of Reading, Pa., took time out from training trotters at Pinehurst. N. C., to hook the biggest fish he ever caught.' The large mouth bass .is 25 inches long and weighing seven pounds and seven ounces.: Eagle Day, Mississippi quarter- jack, averaged 41.7 yards on 11 Hints against Georgia and Ken- ucky this season. Three 500 Sets Rolled In Bowman's JJu.v Loop Three 500 sets were roiled in the Bowman's Addition Mixed Bowling League as .Martinis whipped P,cd Devils.' 2-!, and Zombies nicked Hi-Balls by the same score. Mary Meyers with a 522 set and Otis Metz with a 443 set paced Martinis while Harold Riggleman's 509 and Nora Bowman's 353 paced Red Devils. Charles Stcmp posted a '505 and Kate Buckalew a 372 for.Zombies while Jim Coleman's 404 and Emma Balls. Stemp's 405 topped Hi- yards is nc&ded most. . Leading .Middle Scorer Guest, a 184-pound senior from Voodbury. N.J.. is Navy's leading corer, with five touchdowns in its irsl four victories. No other player ias scored more than one this sea on. He is rated by Coach Kddie Er- lelalz as "the best blocking full- tack we've had since I've been icre" and is a stickout as a line- lacker on defense. He is Navy's N'O. 1 punter with 36.6 average, has carried the •all 40 times for 123 yards and an Average of 3 yards per carry, and ranks third oh the team in pass receiving, having snagged six ol Welsh's aerials for 97 yards and one touchdown. Blocking Major Forte All of these qualities make him one of the steadiest and-most dependable on the Navy team, but perhaps his major forte is block- ing—downfield on the Navy runs 01 .shielding Welsh on many pass play's. "You hcnr a lot about the ball carrier but seldom anything about the guy who paves the way for him," Erdclatz said yesterday in praising the work of the Woodbury senior. "I was looking at the movies of the Penn Slate game iwon by Xavy 34-14-last Saturday) and this guy was terrific," the Navy 'coach added. Guest is as durable as he is' de- pcndablei Hobbled with leg injuries :he past two years, he has managed to stay ahead in a battle for the starling fullback job. Last .'car, it was a season-long contest with Joe Gattuso, the flashy little runner who was Navy's leading :round gainer. Guest alternated as starter for about half the games. Holds On To Job This year, despite a spring operation on his knee and strong pressure from junior Vince Monto—a barreling runner who can rip up i line even more than Guest—he las managed to hang on to the starting job. In fact, he played three fourths of Navy's games with William anc '.fary,.Pilt and.Penn State. In the 'reely - substituted contest with South Carolina he saw action for 37 of the CO minutes. And if Navy's running game; Coach Says Yanks> > Weightlift Champ Instead Of Russia^ NEW YORK (INS)-Coach Bob Hoffman claimed today that the; United States and not Russia.won the world weightlifting championship last weekend at Munich. Hoffman, returning to the U S t with his team, said selection of Tom Kono of Sacramento. CaL, winner of the 181-pound title, ,as champion also in the physique or "Mr. Universe" competition should haye credited the U. S. with five additional points. Since, Russia wont unplaced ;.in the physique contest, Hoffman claimed a 30-to-29 victory instead of the previously reported 29-to-25 • Soviet triumph. Pennsylvania Purse ..,......--. Feature At Wheeling •"•;•;• WHEELING, W. Va.-Thc $1,500"-Pennsylvania Purse, a six and one-?"' half furlong dash for three-year-" ••• olds and upward, will feature Sat-'", urday's nine-race program iaf Wheeling Downs. ' : -" v In spite of miserable weather.'.that kept down attendance, Downs ~' officials announced that mutuel.4 play for the first four days of the->= 34-day. fall meet was ?710,781 .as... compared with $592,4% for a cor-»-. responding period last year. 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