Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 7, 1955 · Page 10
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TEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1955 Dial PA-2.4600 for a WANT AD Taker Pros Hate 'Natural'In Bear-Ram Game WesfsLead At Stake In Chicago Tiff Browns Beginning To Turn Eastern Chase Into Romp By The Associated Press Commissioner Bert Bell, whose many duties for the National Football League include making up the schedule, has come up with an authentic "natural." The commissioner had no way of foreseeing it, when he drew up the schedule long before the season, but he's got the Los Angeles Rams, Western Conference lead- |ers. down to play Chicago's ram"I've been in the National Lea-i pagin g Bears nex t Sunday at Ghi- gue as a player and coach since ; cago Tlle Rams, sparked by a new 1935 1 " Parker says, "and the only^aj.^^^ combination, rallied in outstanding left-handed passer I t j-, e secon d half to defeat San Fran- rin recall in those 20 years was C1 - sco 2 ?-l4 yesterday and hold their *-"" _. . -.i__ (-•„„ TIVir»- r - _ t I LITTLE SPORT By Rousen Baseball has been filled with talented southpaws. Big time tennis and golf have had an occaaonrfi standout who was left-handed but the star southpaws in football are a real rarity. Raymond (Buddy) Parker, veleran coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, and H. 0. (Fritz) Crisler, the shrewd athletic director of the University of Michigan, commented on the southpaw scarcity of gridmen recently. Cull I "wC*« *" v*»v/*jw —- »• wiijbu •*• *» j —— Frankie Albert of the San Fran- conference lead. Cisco 49ers. We scout hundreds of j college players each season and it is amazing how few lefthanders! 1919. s you find among them. When you think of all the lefthanded youngsters that play professional baseball it really surprises you there are so few in football. I can't put a finger on any reason for _it." _ Crisler has been a key figure in Big Time collegiate football since 9. ' •'- • 'Through my long years in the Big Ten," the Michigan director told The Sporting News, "I can't recall a standout passer in the conference who threw with his left hand." William Reed, assistant commissioner of the Western Conference, was checked next. "I can't recall our ever having a lop-flight lefthanded passer in the Big Ten," he said. "Outside of Albert the only one I can think of is the late Harry Agganis of Boston University." , TT . Don Liebendorfer, Stanford University publicity director who has been connected -with Pacific Coast Conference play for more than 30 years, was stumped by the query. - . ; "Outside of Albert," he said, "I do not recall a one during my many years in the Coast Conference. I never really gave It much thought, but it is a funny thing." ; . Then The Sporting News'contact-! ed Homer Cooke, director of'the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, the official statistical organization, who scratched his head trying to think of southpaw gridders. ..,.•, "You've caught "me 'with • my figures down," he - laughed. ; "In contrast/to baseball, • we rrfake no attempt to check whether ero who figure prominently in our statistics each season are right or ' lefthanded." , The inquiry set one of Cooke s Bears Crush Packers to go all out next Sunday to hang onto it against the Bears, who crushed Green B.ay 52-31 yesterday for their fourth successive victory. The Bears' 4-3 mark, shared by Baltimore, leaves them one game behind Los Angeles' 5-2. The Eastern Conference "race," meanwhile, became more like a Cleveland romp as the Browns, paced by George Ratterman, rallied in the second half for a .24-14 victory over New York and Washington slapped down 'Philadelphia 34-21. Washington's ' 4-3 record leaves the 'Skins .tied with Pitts- jurgh, which bowed to ihe Chicago. Cardinals 27-13 Saturday night. 3oth trail Cleveland by two games with five -to play. Baltimore fell out of a Western Conference first-place tie with.Los Angeles Saturday night as Detroit hung up.its first .victory of the year by a 24-14 count. Trail 14-3 At Half Trailing 14-3 at the half, the MossOfWVU Seen Winning ScoringRace By The Associated Press Halfback Bobby Moss of West Virginia begins to look like a pretty safe bet to win the Southern Conference football scoring race. Moss leads with 54 points. His closest rival is Richmond fullback Frank Pajaczkowski, who has 42. Halfback Mike Sommer of George Washington and • quarterback Leo Burke of Virginia Tech are tied for third with 30 points each. Halfback Dale Vaughn of Virginia Military has 25. Moss ran 43 yards Friday night for one of the Mountaineers' touch- over win Rams ground out a 93-yard march good for a touchdown, scored by downs in a 13-7 triumph George Washington. The coupled with Richmond's 19:0 vie tory Saturday over Davidson, gave West Virginia' its third straight conference crown;' Theodose Hero Quarterback Tommy Theodose was the hero of Richmond's decision over the Wildcats. He raced 95 yards with an intercepted pass for a touchdown, passed 21 yards to halfback Louis Wacker for another and directed the 'third touchdown drive. The weekend's action left West Virginia with a 4-0 conference record followed by George Washington and Davidson, tied for second with 3-1 marks. West Virginia, the-nation's No. 7 team and undefeated and untied, battles Pittsburgh Saturday in this week's No. 1 attraction involving a Southern Conference club. A glance at last week's other action: Maryland Given Lead In INS Grid Ratings 4r ' *~* By TONY GALLI NEW YORK—(INS)—Maryland had a long wait but thanks to an assist from Illinois is reigning as -the No. 1 college football team. The Terrapins, with only Clemson and George Washington standing in the way of a perfect 10-0 season, picked up the fallen sceptre when Michigan's six- week rule was ended by Illinois Saturday, 25 to 6. The defeat ended a six-game winning streak for'the pride of the Midwest and sent the Wolverines skidding down the "Top Ten" ladder into third place behind the Terps and Oklahoma. Jim Tatum's Marylanders nosed out the Sooners by one point in the balloting of International News Service's panel of experts. .Their 13-to-O victory over LSU was their eighth of the season and 13th straight win over the last two years. Oklahoma Advances Oklahoma, which owns the only aids, Steve Boda through the files 'I can't come up with much," Boda said. "But here's a southpaw the pid-lirhers will recall. Art Parisicn of the. Notre Dame teams of 1925-26. While he was known primarily for his running rather than his passing,. George McAfee of Duke and the Chicago Bears was a lefthander.". Only three collegians 1 on the 1955 rosters who have gained prominence arc lefthanders. They are Freddie Wy.anl, West Virginia: Don Hollcdcr, the Army quarterback; and Jim Contralto of Southern California. Thai's a mighty slim representation wheti you compare it with baseball. Thirty-seven 'percent of the pitchers on the spring rosters of American League' clubs in 1955 were lefthanders. And three of-the top moundsmen at year's end were southpaws, Whitey Ford and Tommy Byrne of the champion New York Yankees and Billy llocft of the Detroit Tigers. Another lefty, Billy Pierce of the Chicago. White Sox, had the Tank Younger from two yards out. Then San Francisco quarterback Y. A- Tittle, deep in Sari Francisco territory, elected to pass and Los Angeles' Andy Robustelli grabbed it on the 10-yard line for the.touch- down that put the Rams ahead to stay. Except for five intercepted passes and the clock, which halted Bear drives in both halves, Coach George Halas' team was literally unstoppable. They scored 8 out of the 15 times they got the ball, averaging nearly 7.7 yards per play'on their touchdown marches, and never had to punt. Ratterman emerged from the long shadow cast by Otto Graham to lead the Cleveland to victory after the Giants, got off to a 14-3 halftime lead. He passed to Ray Renfro for nne touchdown, to Pete . Brewster for the score that put Jr., digging ci eve i anc i ahead and wrapped it up with a touchdown of his own on a four-yard jaunt around end Standings: Clemson 21,-Virginia Tech 16— After taking the-Jead on halfback Barry Frazee's 25-yard field goal, Tech finally bowed on a 60-yard pass play from • Charlie Bussey,-to EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Cleveland 6 1 Pittsburgh < 3 Washington -I 3 Chicago Cards 3 3 Philadelphia 2 4 New York ,...2 I WESTERN DIVISION Los Angeles 5 2 0 Baltimore •< 3 0 Chicago Bears ....... 4 3 0 Green Bay 3 . 4 0 Son Francisco .3 4 0 Detroit 1 8 ° ret. .857 .571 .571 .500 .333 .286 .714 .571 .571 .429 .143 Joel Wells. Wake Forest Wins The Citadel 13, Newberry 7— Halfback Budgie Broome ran 64 yards to set up The Citadel's first touchdown, scored by Bobby Schwarze from the two. Broome scored the other from the five. Wake Forest 13, William & Mary 7-4W&M held a 7-6 halftime lead after fullback Doug Henley's 2- yard off tackle drive but couldn't cope with the running of halfback John Parham in the fourth quarter. Lehigh 39, Virginia Military 0— VMI fumbled 10 times, and Lehigh recovered on six occasions. Four of the recovered fumbles were turned into Lehigh touchdowns. Hampden-Sydney 35, Washington & Lee 7—unbeaten Hampden- Sydney struck twice in the first quarter and twice in the second to lead halftime. Furman, the league's tenth team, didn't play last week. Golfer Scores Aces On Successive Weeks longer winning streak of 26,. advanced a notch by blanking Missouri, 20 to 0. The INS panel of East-Wesl Shrine Game scouts Bernie Bierman, Andy Kerr and Francis J Powers; sportscaster'Harry Wismer, INS columnist Bob Considine and INS sports editor John Bar rington kept UCLA in fourth place Michigan . State in fifth; Notre Dame sixth and West Virginia seventh. But Texas A&M jumped from 10th to eighth while Navy remain ed ninth and Georgia Tech swap ped places with the Aggies. Texa: Christian, which was tied for las place the week before, slipped ou of the picture by remaining idli Saturday. .\ Illinois, which had won only hal its six games before Michigan provided the eye-opener of th week by crushing the Wolverine; before 58,968 fans at Champaign. Em Lindbeck's 25-yard pass t Bob Desenfants', scored the firs Illinois touchdown but Tony Bra noff tied it up in the second periot by running over after Lou Baldacc recovered a.fumble on the lllini 17 LSU Thrown Back The winning tally came in th third quarter on a fake field goa try from the Wolverine 24. Wit Dick Miller going through Jhe mo tions Lindbeck handed to Ab Woodson, who went all the way Halfback Bob Mitchell also star red with a 53-yard run and a 6 yard touchdown, romp. Maryland's, rugged defens threw back three LSU drive while the Terps marched 56 yard for one touchdown in the secon period, scored on a 32-yard pas from Frank Tamburello to Jac Healy and went 53 yards for th other in the third quarter. E nett. Gene Welsh. Rounding out the team are Roy Hott, ML Savage: Ken Lough, Flintstone, and Neil Swcene, Beall. Scoring records for the season follow; best earned,-run average in the league. But where, Mr. March, asks The Sporting News, are the •outhpaws in football? Sports Keg Residue One of the cutest tricks of the local high school football season was Pete Charuhas' steal of the ball in Friday night's Allegnny- Elkins game at the Stadium. . . . Alco's little "Golden Greek." who has played heads up ball" on the line all season, somehow got his hands in the act when Elkins' quarterback was attempting a handoff in the second half. . , . Pete didn't have a chance to run, but when officials began pulling players off the scrimmage pile, the alert Charuhas had the ball. . . . Pitt doesn't think the handle '"Model.T" is sufficient now for its hard-running fullback, Bob Ford, so the Panthers have redubbcd him "Thunderbird." . , . Halfback Eddie Vincent, hero of Iowa's 26-0 victory over Minnesota, said he lost.his memory after being jolted on a 36-yard dash in the third period. . . . lie threw one touch-| • down pass and scored two others, confessing afterward: "I don't remember a thing about the game." . . .Cumberland's recreation program, we feel, is a wonderful thing for the youth of the community, but it certainly .hasn't helped 'to reduce juvenile delinquency at Fort Hill Stadium. . . . The Times-News and radio stations WCUM and WDYK had hardly completed construction of a fine pref.wadio booth at the stadium (Continued on Page 11) t ft. Young Paces Point-Makers Ronald "Butch" Young, junior center-forward and three other members of Valley High's champions won places on the Western Maryland interscholastic Soccer League picked by The Cumberland News. Young, led the league in scoring with nine points. Bill Mofatt, Sam Brooks and Robert "Cokie" Robertson were the other Valley selections. Run- nerup Bruce also was honored with four places on the mythical team. They arc Bob Kerlesz, Billy Ben- Dawson and Frank CLEVELAND —(INS)— Charles McGrath of Cleveland is pinching himself today to see if it really was 'he who scored aces on successive weekends on the No. 17 hole at suburban Westwood Country Club. McGrath, who shot a hole-in-one last week, aced the 140-yard hole for the second time over the weekend with the same club, and ball he had used in'his previous one- in-a-million shot. Twenty-Nine Teams Still Undefeated And Untied -v NEW YORK, W) — There still are 29 unbeaten, untied college football teams in the nation, but only three of them—Maryland, Oklahoma and West Virginia — are rated as major outits. Maryland lias a perfect record in eight games and Oklahoma and West Virginia in seven each. The majors lost one member last Saturday when Illinois defeated Michigan 25-6. Vereb's four-yard burst gave hin his 12th TD of the season. Bob Burris dived over from th one as the first period ended give Oklahoma its 'victory ovi Missouri. UCLA chalked up i seventh win of the year again its lone defeat to Maryland with 34-to-O shutout of College < Pacific. Michigan State, now tied wi Michigan for second place behin Big Ten leader Ohio State, turne three fumbles and a pass interce tion into a 27-to-O victory ovi Purdue. Irish Ually To Win Notre Dame, with Paul Hornun passing for two touchdowns an on Schaefer running over two ore,, had to come from behind dee to record a 46-tb-l4 victory ver a Penn team which is winless nee 1953. Penn sophomore Frank iepl prdoduced the longest run- ack of the season .with a 108-yard :tiirn of the opening kickoff.: West Virginia also had to rally defeat George Washington, 13 7, Friday, night and remain the nly other unbeaten and untied lajor eleven behind the Terps, and ooners. Jimmy Wright passed for two ouchdowns as the Aggies beat MU, 13 to 2. Duke scored in the lird period to tie Navy at 7-all nd Georgia Tech had to score ith seven minutes left to pull ut another 7-7 stalemate with ennessee. . Upsets included Yale 14, Army 2; California 20, Washington 6; !arvard 7, Princeton 6; Penn tate 21, Syracuse 20- Vanderbilt 4, Kentucky 0, and Stanford 28, outhern California 7. raham Injury To Be X-Rayed CLEVELAND — (INS) — X-rays .ill be taken today of quarterback Otto Graham's head to determine the Cleveland Browns' star suf- ered any serious injury in yesterday's game with the New York Hants. .. Graham was knocked out of action in the second quarter of the »feme and did not play the rest of he afternoon. His substitute, George Ratterman, tossed two ouchdown passes and scored once limself to lead the Browns to a 24-14 win. Graham was hit in the side of he head as he was running on a quarterback option play. Graham said he did not remember who did t or how it happened. "All I know is that I got a bump on the side of the head. I didn't .-emember leaving the field or gong back to the dressing room. It was during the half that I came out the fog and then I felt all right." Santee Appeal May Be Heard KANSAS. CITY Wt—The Missouri Valley. AAU's board of managers probably will hear West Santee' appeal on his suspension some time this month. . America's fastest miler was suspended last Sunday by the Missouri Valley - AAU registration committee. He was found guilty of accepting excessive; expense al lowances for three meets in Cali "ornia last May. A few days later Santee filed his appeal. ' • Yesterday the ^Missouri Valley's executive committee" committee considered the runner's- case in a lengthy closed session. Maryland Hoping To Nafl Orange Bid Beating Tigers I By The Associated Press Maryland will try to sew up its second Orange Bowl invitation this Saturday as the state's other major collegiate, football power, Navy, takes on what should, be. a, warm up for the Army game. .• . The Terps play Clemson, their final Atlantic Coast Conference opponent, at Clemson, S.C. Navy has an outing against a weak Columbia eleven in New York: Maryland and Clemson have won'three ACC games each and are tied for first place in the circuit. A Maryland victory should be enough to get the Terps the vote to represent the conference against the Big Seven champion in the Jan. 2 classic at Miami, Fla. Duke, the other ACC flag contender, has played only one conference game and won it. But the Blue Devils, who surprised Navy with a 7-7 tie in Baltimore Saturday, 'already have lost two games by big scores while Maryland remains undefeated. The Terps won Saturday over Louisiana-State of the Southeastern Conference. Last year at College Park, Maryland came through with-a 16-0 tn- - umph but Clemson had the best : statistics on the ground and in;•'••_ first downs. • • : -••>Navy, 'despite its dull showing;; against Duke, is a prohibitive.,, choice over Lou Little's under- r manned Columbia Lions. Xha -, Middies won, 51-6, in 1954 and fig| ; . are to do about the same on Sat.. urday: Then comes Army at delphia on Nov. 26. (Continued on Page 11) Saturday'* Late Scores By The Associated Press Marshall 20, YounEstown 12 Wayncsburg 50, Wash-Jeff 13 Morris Harvey 61, Concord (VVVa) 19 Salem (WVa> 32. Davls-Elklns 6 Mississippi 39. Memphis State 6 Texas AIM 13, Southern Methodist J SUNDAY'S SCORES Holy Cross 13, Dayton 7 Scranton 20. -Kings (Pa.) 0 Men's Western Dungaree Overalls l»t, Carhardt, Headlight, & Iron King Brands om y $2.98 & $3.98 M«n'i Brown's Beach and Woolrich Vtsts for th» wint»r ahead. Idtol for lh« workingmen who art oyt- jid«. Real worm; cm/ $4.98 & $5.98 Boy»' School Longiti 8. 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