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10 PARTI f cc "SSI 21 TV WHIPS w fill IP r "Aft YOUNti (YOUNG tf life., I . GSl.- i .rf . - - ' . I h. - . - "I ' i -;-v jrv, 'tell . : --n; ;' 1 v ;i , j . . fc n r,,; Tlm Mircl Ey photo br John Malmln YOUNG TALLIES! Here's the fleet Fleet City halfback on a 94-yard touchdown trip against El Toro yesterday after taking a kickoff: The Bluejackets won, 48-25, before 55,000 Coliseum fans. The Football Writers Association of America is now engaged in final voting for the man of the year in football. On the ballot are Coaches Bo McMillin of Indiana, Earl Blaik of Army, Jim Phelan of St. Mary's, and two players, Doc Blancharjl of West Point and Herman Wedemeyer of the Gaels. Bert McGrane, our secretary back on the Des Moines Register, reports there were 18 other individuals or combinations of men whose names were placed in nomination. Among these were a Great Lakes Navy admiral who ordered the ; press box cleared at a game being played in the radn --"to make room for himself, his aides. and 13 females." Sports goblets. - Jimmie Fidler suggests two $100 Victory Bonds as special daily prizes for two top. scorers in the L.A. Open to be played at Riviera the first week in January . . . Thinks the boys who burn up the course and bring out the fans are entitled to monetary recognition even if they falter later . . . So do I. There were more than 330 kickoffs in National League pro football games this year and only once did a player run all the way back for a touchdown . . . This was Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles who went 93 j'ards against the NewYork Giants. One of baseball's puzzlers Is how the name of Eddie Erautt, Hollywood's brilliant young pitcher, happens to be on the reserve list of the Cincinnati Reds . . . Eddie was Twink property when he entered the service in 1943 and' it is difficult to see how Hollywood has lost him, unless he figured in the deal for Boss Buck Fausett. . ODDS AND END ZONE Capt. Ted Lyons has been discharged from the Marine Corps and is lazing at Vinton, La., before getting ready to join Jimmy Dykes and the White Sox at Pasadena ... Ralph Chick, former Coliseum manager, is now associated with the Burdette Henney Insurance Brokers . . . Reports from back East indicate Billy Conn does not look too impressive . . . His stretch "in ' the Army has dulled his keen speed, so they say ... Bill Veeck, former owner of the Milwaukee club, is opening a dude ranch 20 miles southeast of Tucson, come New Year's Day. By B RAVEN DYER Shirley Povich in the Washington Post: "Movies of the pro games are proof that slugging, piling on and uppercut-ting are rampant in the league, despite watchfulness of officials. In fact, it is plain from the stands that there are foul goings-on. It's rare, though, when a player squawks. Most of 'em are guilty of whatever they may be complaining about." During 1943, '44 and '45 Notre Dame did not lose a football game to any strictly college team . . . Harry Wright, star of-N.D.'s win over S.C. here in '42, is coaching the marine basketballers at Camp Miramar J. B. Briscoe, onetime Trojan frosh fullback and more inept heavyweignc pugilist, has been signed by the Washington Redskins for 1946. . . SPORTS POTPOURRI , John Polich, playing-coach of the Los Angeles Monarchs, weighed 205 at the peak of his ice hockey career and is now down to a mere 190 . . . This is John's 10th year and he's still rugged competition. Frank Parker, national tennis king, was invited to attend New. York's night of champions dinner late this month, but will remain here for the Times National Sports Awards event -instead .. . . That's on the 27th and if you haven't sent in your reservation you'd better hurry. Jerry Whitney, marine lieutenant and former. S.C. footballer, has been awarded a Gold Star for meritorious performance in aerial operations against the Japs last summer. . . . Jim Phelan says Buddy Young' i3 the fastest footballer he ever saw. NOTES TO YOU Of course you - noticed that the nation's top football scorer is named Walter Trojan-owski . . . It's a rather common Polish name, although there are no Trojanowskis in the local phone book . . . There are four Trojans, however, plus a flock of firms who use the handle . . . The Poles pronounce it Troyanovski and it can't be translated into anything animate or inami-mate in their language or any other . . . Thus endeth today's educational lesson. Jim Benton, rated the greatest pass catcher in the National Football League todajr, aside from Don Hutson, comes from the same town as the Green Bay wingman, Pine Bluff. Ark. Bobby Riggs Surprises Budge to Take Crown in Pro Tennis Tourney BY JOHN DE LA VEGA Chalk up another triumph for the tiny guy in the age-old duel between the good big man against a good little man. For that" was the outcome of PLC. Opens Meet Today SAN FRANCISCO UP) Faced with complex postwar problems dealing with eligibility of many returning war veterans, in .addition to a full agenda that includes selection of a new commissioner, members of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference open their winter meeting here tomorrow. , While the calendar of business was not available pending the arrival tonight of the representatives of the six northern schools of the ten-member circuit, (he delegates had such knotty matters awaiting them as: ; Retain or abandon the wartime ruling permitting freshman students to compete in major varsity sports, principally football. , Successor Sought Name a successor to the late Edward N. Atherton as conference commissioner or abolish the office. Atherton's former assistant, Victor Schmidt, has been acting commissioner pending a decision. Act upon the transfer rule as it affects servicemen who competed at other schools before ' the war and propose to transfer to conference pchools. Bulldogs Defeat Clippers, 34-6 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9. (JP) The Los Angeles Bulldogs today defeated the San Francisco Clippers, 34-6, at Kezar Stadium before an -estimated crowd of 15,-000 fans. SCORE BY QUARTERS Lns Anerlr 7 7 7 1334 San Francisco 0 0 fi ft 8 Wilman Bowling Victor CHICAGO, Dec. 9. MP) Joe Wilman, 40-year-old ex-soldier of Berwyn, 111., won the national individual match game bowling title tonight in the fifth annual all-star tournament, spilling a total of 13,437 pins for a Petersen point score of 310 1250. yesterday's match between diminutive Bobby Riggs and lanky Donald Budge in the finals of the world professional hardcourt tennis championships at the Los Angeles Tennis .Club. Little Bobby, always the hard working retriever, outsteadied and outstroked the powerful pounding Budge, 9-11, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, before a rapacity audience of 3000. For his brilliant victory, Riggs received approximately $900, while Budge took the $600 runner-up money. Budge and Fred Perry won the doubles title when they outlasted Riggs and John Faunce. 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, S-6, while 52-year-old Bill Tilden put on another great exhibition when he rallied to de feat Perry. 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, for third place in the singles play. Budge Gets Cramp ' Riggs, the former Franklin High School wonder, was clearly the sharper player and appeared to be getting better as the match wore on. It became a rout midway in the third, set when Budge, trailing 2-4, developed a cramp in his right forearm. He was granted a five-minute rest while his muscle was soothed but when play was resumed, Riggs continued his precise devastating base-line attack and broke the Oakland redhead's service for a 5-2 advantage. He then tacked down three straight placements and an ace to run out the set, 6-2. After a 10-minute intermission, during which ime Budge's arm apparently failed to respond to treatments, they returned to the court for the formality of concluding the match. And a formality is all it was as the catlike Riggs drove home shot after shot or forced Budge into error. Riggs fairly sizzled as he racked up six straight games. Riggs Drops First Set The first three games went with service but on the fourth Riggs broke through for a 3-to-l lead. After Riggs had taken his own serve for a commanding 4-to-l edge, Budge found himself and won three straight games to pull even at 4-all. Riggs easily won his service to forge ahead 5-4, and twice had a point set in the tenth game, only to see Budge rise to the occasion. Budge finally won Turn to Page 11, Column 3 MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1945 Redskins Down Giants for Eastern Pro Title WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (U.R) The Washington Redskins today trounced the New York Giants, 17-0, to win the Eastern Division championship of the National Professional Football League before 34,788 at Griffith Stadium. The victory, unexpectedly easy, won for tne Kedskins trie right to meet Cleveland's pow erful Rams for the league title in Cleveland next Sunday. The Giants' offensive virtually fell apart under the pounding of the 'Skins mighty forward wall. Washington held a 3-0 lead at half time with a field goal by Joe Aguirre late in the first period. The 'Skins, with Frank Akins and Merlyn Condit slashing at the New York tackles and euards, rolled from their own 30 to the Giants' 16. Here the attack bogged and Aguirre dropped back to boot a perfect 25-yard placement. Almost Scored The Redskins almost scored again just before the half ended. A 32-yard pass , from Sammy Baugh to Steve Bagarus and a roughing penalty gave them a first down on the New York 9. Line smashes carried to the 2 but the Giants took over as the gun sounded. Midway through the third period, the Redskins scored again. Baugh lobbed a 22-yard pass to Les Dye in the end zone and Aguirre converted for a 10-point lead. The final touchdown came on a Giant fumhle on their own 16 in the last period. The 'Skins recovered and blasted at the line four times for the score. Akins plunged over from the 2 and Aguirre added the extra point again. New York LI Van Buren Hot as Eagles Win PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9. (JP) The incomparable Steve Van Buren today paced the Philadelphia Eagles to a 35-7 victory over the Boston Yanks. Van Buren blasted across the Boston goal line three times to bring his season's total to 18 touchdowns and thus broke the National Football League scor ing record, held by Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers since 1942. Scintillating Steve did all his scoring in the last half. His first touchdown came on a 29-yard race following a lateral from Al Sherman in the opening moments of the third perjod. CabrHlt Spar M:chal Lindskoi Banducci Wistrt Humbert Zimmerman Van Buren Steele Kith l.T. LT. L.G. C. HO. R T. RE. Q. L.H. R H. F. SCORE BY QUARTERS Eailes 0 7 7 2135 Yank 0 7 0 0 7 Eaele worlns Touchdowns Sherman. Van Buren. 3: Butler. Points after touchdowns Zimmerman. 3; Van Buren. 2 (Placements, i Yanks ncorine: Touchdown Manders. Point, after touchdown Lio (placement.) Yank Ranspot Sertienko Lio Masee Leon - McGee Currivan Savis Dimancheff Griea Manders LA. All-Stars Trip Leilehua Grids, 7-0 HONOLULU, Dec. 9. (JP) Twenty thousand football fans doggedly sat through a gale and rainstorm today to watch the Los Angeles All-Stars defeat Lei lehua Alumni, 7 to 0. Fullback John Wynne scored the touchdown in the fourth quarter from the 2-yard line. George Phillips skirted left end for the extra point. Fox Tomainl Grate Hein Adams Ragazzfl Weiss Sulaitla Hovioun Cuff Paschal L.T. L.( G, C. R.G. R.T. RE. Q.B. L H. R H. F.B. SCORE BY QUARTERS Washington 3 0 7 717 New York . 0 0 0 0 0 Scorine: Touchdowns Dye, Akin. Extra point Aguirre, Baugh. Field Goal Aguirre. Washington x Aguirre Audit. Whited Aldrich Stralka Konlszenski Turley - Todd Bag am De Correvont Baugh Throng of 55,000 Gasp as Buddy Young's Long uasnes iuin ci joro 1 BY AL WOLF In the wildest scoring duel the Coliseum's ever housed, Fleet City's Bluejackets yesterday remained undefeated by whipping El Toro's Marines, 48-25, before 55,000 pop-eyed kibitzers. The big man of the'afternoon was the little man with the torrid tootsies Buddy Young. Sailor Young, who won the national sprint championship last year while attending the University of " Illinois, scored three touchdowns, on runs of . 20, 88 and 94 yards, v And what runs they were! Early in the second period Major Moguls Convene Today CHICAGO, Dec. 9. fU.R) The major leagues' first postwar con vention, and -the first for Conv after the Marines had jumpedjd tomorrow with base- into a 6-0 lead on a pass fromlhT1 lf,aHpra annarpT,tiv PMriv tn ' - " -' ' " t t ...... - - - sharpshooting Paul Governali to Elroy Hirsch, Young fielded the ensuing kickoff on his 6-yard line, dodged and feinted his way past several tacklers and then sped straight down the chalk to tally. Repeat Order j Moments later, he gathered in a punt on his 12-yard line, started for one boundary, reversed his field by doing a complete circle to the rear and then hightailed down the sideline to count again. After that repeat order, Lt. Col. Dick Hanley, El Toro's hard, bitten coach, was seen to practice a few quick draws with his service pistol, meanwhile glaring in the general direction of the galloping gadfly. But he must have decided Buddy was too elu sive a target, for nothing untoward happened when the colored blur scooted around end for 20 j'ards and another touchdown in the third period vote "no" on most of the pro posals to be submitted during the three-daj' sessions. The agenda is loaded with reconversion problems, such as: (1) The Pacific Coast's bid for major league status, (2) minor leagues' request for elimination of bonuses in the original' signing of players, (3) the minors' attempt to clip Chandler's power as supreme ruler of the game, and (4) request for unlimited night games. The National and American Leagues, with full representation of owners, general managers and managers, meet separately to morrow and Tuesday and then close out the 1943 gatherings Wednesday in the first joint session ever Raveled by Chandler. And it may not be as stormy a session for the commissioner as had been expected. Most big leaguers feel that the Pacific Coast's desire for big. time operations is "about fiv Young's sheer speed was in!vears t0 poon" and that the keeping with the tempo of the game. Rapid Scoring Touchdowns piled up so rapidly for a while that the scoreboard smoked. In one 26-minute interlude, 59 points materialized. Three touchdowns came in six plays during this lightning give-and-take battle. And the lead changed hands five times. It was anybody's ball game until the waning moments of the third period, when the Bluejackets' wealth of manpower finally wore down the Marines and opened the gates for a flood of late touchdowns. ' Brilliant in defeat was Gover nali, onetime Columbia All- American. Doing virtually all the throwing as' the Marines completed 17 of 46 passes, Go-Turn to Page 11, Column 3 West Coast loop does not have the talent or seating capacity to supply major league baseball to enoueh fans. Pro Grid Final Standing Pt. OF, 209 121 272 133 179 IPS 123 211 2.'0 79 EASTERN DIVISION Team W. L. T. Washinirton 8 2 0 Philadelphia .....7 5 0 New York 3 1 Boston Yanka 3 6 1 Pittsburgh 2 0 WESTERN PIVISION Team W. L. T. Cleveland 9 1 0 Detroit 7 3 0 Green Bar 6 4 0 Chicago Beara ....... 3 7 0 Chicago Card 1 9 0 YeerdT'l Peorea Washington. 17: New York. 0 Philadelphia. 35: Boston Yanka. 1. Next Bandar' Championship Play-off Washington at Cleveland. Pts. Of, 244 13IJ 19S 194 2SR 173 152 I3 83 228 Football Results Fleet city. 4B: El Toro. 25. Los Angeles Bulldogs. 34; San Prajjeise Cllopers. 6 i pro. I Air Training Command. 14: Personntl Distribution Command, O. Little Creek (Va.t Amnhibg. So: TX Pierce Ampiiibs. 0. Oakland. 15: San Diego. 0 'pro.) L.A. All-Stars, 7: Leilehua, 0. r i f 1 YOUNG i - i A YOUNG i s- - y . ' -- 0- . , if $ GEsJ ; ,vM S28---r if Ttet fSjjn -Ji-3 - i! 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