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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1943 Bulldogs Show Championship Caliber SINKWICH IS TABBED HERO FOR COURAGE Uclan Defense Rated One of Best in History as Georgia Wins, 9-0 By LEO II. PETERSEN PASADENA, Cal., (J.fi--Georgia came out of the Rose Bowl Saturday as the nation's number one football (earn. There may be some shouts of dissent from Ohio State and other points, but if there was any doubt as to Georgia's championship caliber, the Bulldogs' 9 to 0 victory over a fighting UCLA club Friday should remove it. For they won it with only a little help from Frankie Sinkwich, and they won it from a team which put up the greatest defensive battle in the history of the country's gridiron classic. Although he couldn't run, pass or put in the style which made him the nation's top ranking player, Frankie bowed out like a champion. Standing on ankles that left him sick with pain he played on courage alone. His farewell to (he sport which won him All-America fame could not have been more fitting. With his face writhing in psin, he carried the ball over the goal- line for the touchdown which put the game beyond the reach of the Bruins of the University of California at Los Angeles. True, the Bulldogs were leading st the time. But with Bobby \Va- terfield still in there passing, those two points scored on a safety as the fourth quarter opened didn't loom too large. As soon as Fireball Frankie scored and Leo Costa came in to kick the extra point, you sensed the game was over even though there were nine minutes still to play. Probably never before has a learn been so thoroughly outplayed but still in the ball game as the Bruins. Coach Babe Horrell's team liad its offensive moments too. As Jong as it had Waterfield to throw and Al Solari and Vic Smith to run, there was plenty of danger. But compared to Georgia, the threats of the Bruins were few and far between. The Bulldogs began driving at the Uickoff and still were threatening at the end. of the game, which probably wonnd up Rose Bowl competition for the duration. The 90,000 persons who jammed the tournament oE roses stadium got their money's worth for there was never a dull moment. It was rough, tough football, and there was almost a thrill a minute. Of all the thrills, Sinkwich 'furnished most of them, although his understudy, Charles Trippi. was the individual star of the game. It took Frankie's leadership for the scoring. It looked like he was all done just before the half ended when he hobbled off the field afler the big UCLA line had stopped the Bulldogs within the shadow of the goal posts. And for all his fighting heart, he easily could have been tho goat. He fumbled at a critical moment, but his fumble paved the way for Georgia's first points. He had been called upon by Coach Wallace Butts to direct a late third period drive which Trippi began. Failing to find a pass receiver open, Trippi cut down the sidelines for 13 yards and a first down on the UCLA 19. Sinkwich passed twice to Van Davis an the southerners had the ball, first down .and soal lo go on the UCLA four. Twice Frankie hit the line, picking up a .yard each time. On the third try he fumbled and the Bruins recovered on their own three. * * ¥ Attempting to kick out from behind hi* goallinc, Waterfield had 3)is put blocked by Red Boyd and the ball rolled into the end zone for an automatic safety. A few minute.? later Sinkwich sparked the touchdown drive, although Trippi did most of the carrying. } In the dressing room after the game, P r a n k i c w a s crving. '·Thank's a lot, fellows, for letting me score." he sobbed. "I didn't deserve the chance." But his teammates knew better. There aren't many ball players who would even have dressed for the game had they been in Sink- wiclvs condition. Tournament of Roses QueenJAll of Texas Grateful to Dana Bible Texas Gains in Cotton Bowl Bowl Attendances Go Higher Than Pre-Game Expectations By AUSTIN REALMEAR NEW YORK, l./Pl--U. C. L. A. and two bad ankles didn't stop Frankie Sinkwich. and the war didn't stop the customers Friday as the advent of 1343 brought the expected number of New Year's day football games to an unexpected number of fans. In spite of gasoline rationing and travel restrictions, the six major holiday classics ~ were · played before a combined attendance of approximately 305,000, about 50,000 more than watched the same games a j'ear ago. * * # In Pasadena's rose bowl game, back home after being chased all the way to the Atlantic coast by wartime precautions last year, a capacity crowd of 93,000 watched the Georgia Bulldogs shut out (he Bruins of tJ. C. L. A. 9-0. Only 56,000 watched the 1942 game at Durham. N. Car., because there wasn't room for any more. V- * * In the sugar bowl at New Orleans, Tennessee's Volunteers nipped the all-victorious Tulsa Hurricane, 14-7, before a throng of 70,000, only 3,000 less than the sellout mob of 1942 and fully 20,000 more than advance ticket sales indicated. A crowd of 36,000 which saw Texas turn back Georgia Tech, 14-7, in the cotton bowl at Dallas, was 2,000 shy of last year's mark but at least 10,000 more than expected. Thirty thousand got I h c ir money's worth, in Miami's orange bowl clash when Alabama stormed through Boston college, 3V-21. This compared favorably w i t h the previous year's attendance of 35,505. An invitation crowd of 18,000 squeezed into the 15,000-capacily stands at El Paso, Tex., for the sun bowl game, in which the scond air force bombers tripped Hardin- Simmons, 13-7. And at San Francisco, the eastern all-stars nosed out the westerns, 13-12. before a crowd of 58.000. around 23,000 more than saw the shrine en- By OSCAR FRALEY D A L L A S , Tex., tU.R)-- Dana Xenephon Bible, the little bald football coach of the University of Texas Longliorns, could run for governor of Texas and win hands down. For Bible ended 20 years of coaching Friday by piloting his Southwest conference champions to a 14 to 7 triumph over the favored Engineers of Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bow). And the partisan crowd of 30,000 observed his strategy and gave a roaring ovation. Texas had been expected to throw the southwest razzle-dazzle at the Engineers. Bui Bible depended on the forward wall and the hard running attack that carried the learn to the circuit crown and with it stopped the second best team in the tough Southeastern conference. * * * That Longhorn line and two hardy Texas backs, Koy McKay ami Jackie Field, .supplied the margin of victory. McKay, the workhorse of the team, kicked off, punted, passed, ran and kicked an extra point. Field turned in a.dazzling 60 yard run for a third period touchdown that provided the winning margin. The line smothered Tech's vaunted Clint Castleberry, the 155-pound freshman, and staged a goal line stand in the game's fading moments to prevent a tie. * * * Six limes Tech smashed into Texas territory, but only once was it able to hit pay dirt. Texas, however, threatened only three times -- and scored twice. The game barely was under way when Tech made its first bid. Pat McHugh intercepted a Texas pass and Tech drove to the 21 before being stopped. Then McHugh fumbled a punt and Texas recovered on its 48. With McKay's passing and running providing the spark, BIG LEAGUES PLAN MEETING NEXT TUESDAY To Decide Whether Length of Season Will Be Shortened By JACK CUDDY NEW YORK, (U.R--Now th;t football has been tucked away with the magnificent elaboration due a d a u p h i n , we can concentrate on the wartime plight of the king of American sports--baseball--which must accept a drastic diet of miles or fold for the duration. Baseball, a travel sport, eats up miles during both the training and playing season. But travel-miles today are on a par with beef as food for the war importance! of Chicago, Spotlight Sports By Roger Rosenblum effort. Hence the Tuesday's meeting Jackie Field (31), the Texas ball-carrier, is snugged by J. A. Miirsliall (31, dark uniform), of Georgia Tech, as he goes through right tackle for a first |iuirter gain in the Cotton Bowl grid contest. Texas drove on to make a touchdown and thus score first, and the Longliorns eventually won, 14 to 7. counter last year when it was shifted to New Orleans. Virtually all the luminaries performed as advertised. * * * Hobbled by injuries to both ankta, all-America Frankie Sinkivich led Georgia to victory in tiie rose bowl by scoring the game's only touchdown in the final period. And it was his high- powered running mate, George Poschner, who broke through with Red Boyd to block Bob U'aterfield's punt and post a safety that opened the scoring after the teams had battled through three periods without a tally. * * W Glenn Dobbs, Tulsa's'all-Amer- ica back, tossed seven passes in a row and completed every one of them, the last for his team's lone touchdown a g a i n s t Tennesse. Such a spectacular aerial display wasn't enough, however, for Bobby Cifers and Walt Slater, whose running and passing put the Vols in position for two touchdowns. It was the same way at Miami, where all-America Mike Holovak scored all three Boston college touchdowns, two of them on runs of 65 and 34 yards. But he couldn't match the scoring parade of Alabama's RUES Craff, Dax'e Brown, Johnny August and Russ Mosley. The tide come from behind twice in the first half and won going away after intermission. * * ·*· Roy McKay and Jackie Field, who led Texas to the southwest conference title, were the LnnK- horn stars against Geor.sria Tech. IHcKny passed to Max Minor for one touchdown and Field rambled 60 yards for the other. Clint Castleiicrr.v. Tech's fine freshman, couldn't pierce the stout Texas line for three quarters, but finally sparked a 67-yard mareh that ended in a marker for the engineers. Tt was Columbia's Paul Governali, fourth member of the all- America backfield. who tossed one scoring pass for the east and led the march for the winning touchdown in the last period at San Francisco. And Bob Kennedy, Pacific coast star from Washington State, scored one of the west's touchdowns and passed for the the Longhorns went scoring from the two 52 on yards, a pass from McKay to Max Minor. Field added the point for a 7 to 0 Texas lead. That Texas front wall made three more stands before the half ended, stopping: Tech on the Texas 29, the 30 and the 20. Texas then made a threat of its own in the third period, driving to the 10 before losing the ball. Tech's respite was short. Fiela took the return punt on~ liis 40. eluded a tackier and, behind perfect blocking, went 60 yards for the second Texas score. iWc- Kay converted. ·¥ * ¥ Georgia Tech's touchdown came early in the final period. Passes and reverses carried to the Texas six. Three cracks at the line yielded only three yards, so Dave Eldreclge circled the end for the score and Bob Jordan added the point. Texas rolled up 15 first downs against 10 for Tech, outrushing the Engineers, 201 yards to 57. Tech gained 138 yards by air against only 23 for the Texans. IOWA, RIPON §S PLAY SATURDAY IOWA CITY, (/P)--Coach Pops Harrison's University of Iowa cag- ers will return to their court wars Saturday night after two weeks of rest to take on Ripon college. The Hawks will be after their ninth consecutive victory on the home floor and their third triumph in four games. Harrison said Jack Movnld will replace Jim O'Brien at center, the only change in the usual Hawkeyc lineup. Probable starting lineups: West Eleven Has Margin in Statistics SAN FRANCISCO, (IP)---Look ai he statistics, brother, before vou lail the East's 13-12 victory over he West as indisputable evidence hat Eastern football is superior. The East All-Stars won the New Year's day shrine charity game all ·ight, but by the closest of mar;ins in a bang-up battle that was i fight every bit of the way. Any- hing could have happened. BASKETBALL RESULTS (By The Ariortatcd Press) Wyoming GB: Rochester -1G. Kansas CO: St. Louis University 25 Bradley Tech 42; Oregon State ·!! (overtime). Iowa State College Naval Training 32: Fcnn CoIIepe 31. EvrmsviUe 56: Fort Kno\- 48. U'auash 51: Northern III. Teachers 42. Harvard 31: Micllipau State '28. Totedo Univcr.ity 41: Purdue 37. Southern Cal. 3D: Washington U. 31. lo-A-a State 34: Iow;i. State Teachers 30. Montana -la: U t a h State 44. Idaho 52; Montana State 44. IOWA RIPON' Chapman. P Seidl Trickcy F Christiansen Movold r....--. C7 ?-;-:;-.-.-. Stricklei Nesmith ..' G Scaliss Thomson C Jensen Officials: John O'Donncll and Al Barnes. Starting time 8 p. m (CWT). FIGHT DETROIT-- Jiikc "i ork, outpointed Detroit, no. PHILADELPHIA-- Heroic New York, outpointed IBl'.i. Philadelphia, (10). Other Big Ten Teams in Action CHICAGO, (/P)--Five western conference basketball teams \vil be in action Saturday night resolved to win their first games o£ 1043. The Illinois whiz kids, smarting under the Camp Grant defea --their first loss in five games-meet Stanford, NCAA champion at Champaign in one of the night's major attractions. Minnesota, who with Indiana and Michigan makes up the Bi_ Ten's undefeated society, goes after its fourth in a row agnins South Dakota State at Minneap olis. Ohio State, with a win am a loss on its barnstorming trip winds up the tour at LoutsvUl against a strong Kentucky quintc that was nosed out by Indiana 53 to 52. Northwestern, long idle, wa ready for a home contest w i t ] Great Lakes. The Wildcats, scckin their first win after losing t Western Michigan and Notr Dame, will be at full strength fo the Sailors, who have average Eddie Wilson^ 63.3'points in winning 10 of ihei 11 games. RESULTS Lamotta. ISI',5. Jimmy Edgar. A near-capacity crowd of 58,- OOD in Kezar stadium \ saw a dazzling exhibition of ground trickery and brilliant passing, and it was just a matter of place-kicking a point after touchdown that brought the East its first win over the Wcsl in five years. if y. So evenly matched were the learns, the cream of football talent liand-picked from 27 colleges, Hint both took to the air lanes early when their ground offensives found little success, and yardage was piled up in spectacular fashion. This was one of the greatest games in the 18 years of. East- West rivalry. The Westerners had this compensation for the narrow defeat: They made 13 first down to six for the East; 164 yards on the ground against the East's 13G, and 127 yards from forward passes against 103 for the East. T w o crackerjack opposing passers turned in handsome jobs. They were Paul Govcrnali of Columbia, who lived up to advance notices as perhaps the greatest passer since Sid Luck- roan, and the West's Bob Kennedy of Washington State. Governali tossed one touchdown pass and one of his sharp laterals set the stage for another; Kennedy, a demon of the air lanes all afternoon, tallied himself on a lateral and fired to end Nick Susoeff. his W. S. C. teammate, for the second touchdown. where rnajov league club owners and officials will give the game a ration card lor 1943. * * * To reconcile the diamond divertissement with the wartime transportation shortage, baseball must come out of Tuesday's meeting ivitli training and playing schedules that will meet with, the approval of Joseph B. Eastman, defense transportation director. Eastman conferred this week with baseball's high commissioner, Kcnesaw M. Landis, and it is believed that they agreed in principle upon methods to pare travel to the niarow. Landis submitted tentative schedules to Eastman. The schedules will be offered to the club owners at Chicago on Tuesday. Until then no one knows for sure what they require. * * * It is almost certain, however, that the new documents will provide for spring training at sites as close as possible to home cities, eliminating long hauls to Florida and California. Also, spring exhibition tours will be abolished and neighborhood exhibitions substituted probably. Concerning the playing season, which earlier was slated to start April 13 and to include the nor- With the Christmas holidays almost over with, the basketball sea- sun will gel bad; into the swing of thing:; next week. Mason City returns to action next Friday, while clown at Unv:i City lite Hawkcycs open Big Ten competition against Minnesota on Jan. 9. The Western conference is trying out a new idea this season in an effort to cut down on travel--· Joe Eastman's main worry about the sporting world. Instead of playing; a home and home series with the different teams, each team, in most instances, will spend a weekend at the opposition's town, and play on Saturday and Monday nights. The Hawks will meet the Gophers. Indiana und Ohio State on this basis, and will play away at Illinois and Northwestern by this same plan. Only single gumes on Iowa's conference schedule arc away with Purdue and Chicago, but these clubs will jiol jlay at loiva City. * * * Looking back over the Hawk- eyes' sports record for 1942, we find a surprising number of feats recorded. Here are just a few o£ them: Baseball--Team shared the Big Ten title w i t h Michigan, winning 10 of 12 games for the best Iowa ·ecord ever made in the league. The team led the conference in batting, runs, hits, total bases and stolen bases. Baskcloal!--The Old Gold tied for second place in the Big Ten race with 10 wins and five losses. It was Ihc second greatest number of league games ever won by an Iowa quintet. lowans made 588 points in the 12 conference games for a new league scoring record, 721 in 15 to top the circuit. ·£. *£ 3$. Football--A mediocre gridiron season was heightened by the (i to Additional Sports on Market Page Ortiz Decisions Kenny Lindsay P O R T L A N D . Ore.. (U.R)-- Swarthy little Manuel Ortiz re- ^ tained his world bantamweight I Bruins tied Ihc Red Wings 2-2 title Friday night by outmaneu- F'' ic ay night before 12,00(1 holiday Red Wings, Bruins Tie in Hockey Clash BOSTON. (U.P.)--Despile a fun- rc- j ous Detroit onslaught, the Boston Black Hawks Nose Rangers, 6-5, in Wild Last Scoring Period CHICAGO. (U.R)--In a wild scoring final period during which seven goals were scored in ten minutes and 28 seconds, the ChN- cago Black Hawks outlasted the New York Rangers to win, 6 to 5, before n New Year's gathering of 15,602 at the stadium Friday night. The Rangers with a change to break a last place national hockey league tie with the idle Montreal Canadicns, staged comebacks four times to deadlock (lie score. But with less than fivo minutes to play and the score lied at 5-all, Max Benttcy teamed with Brother Doug lo count the payoff goal lor the Hawks. vering Kenny Lindsay, young Canadian challenger, through 10 furious rounds. Throwing trip-h a m m c r left jabs. Lindsay tried lo carry the tight to the champion by outbox- ing him. But Ortiz kept one punch ahead in nearly every exchange and forced Lindsay across the ropes visibly shaken. But the Canadian rallied and came back fighting before the bell ended the round. Lindsay was jolted badly again in the eighth when Ortiz connected with a looping left and followed with a stiff flurry of blows that drove the challenger into the ropes. Neither fighter appeared to lire appreciably, and in the ninth round both kept swinging from gong lo gong. The United Press score pad gave Ortiz five roufids, Lindsay two and scored three even. Both weighed 11714. fans at Boston Garden and clung lo their first place tie in the National Hockey league. Both teams scored twice in the opening period but Detroit's offensive featured the play. Goalie Frankie Brimsek was the busiest man on the ice. having 3B saves to 18 fcr Detroit's Johnny Mowers. The Bruins drew first blood at 9:33 when Jack Crawford burst through the Red Wing defense and netted a pass from Bill Cowley. The lead was short-lived. however, as Mud Bruneteau scored unassisted at 13:15. Buz Boll got the second Boston score after and Detroit zone. The f i n a l tally was by Carl Liscombc who also scored unassisted al 17:39. There were no penalties in the final period and only three in the entire game -- Cullcn Simon and As Georgia Wins Rose Bowl Gome teaming with Art Jackson Jack Crawford to reach the Jimmy Orlando for Detroit Shewchuck lor Boston. and mal 154 games, two substitute plans may be offered: (1) To limit the season to 140 games, opening April 24 and (2) To play the full 154 games over a shorter, season starting April 27, but jamming in plenty of doublehe.iriers in the warm weather weeks. Both plans would eliminate considerable travel among the 1C major league clubs. The majors already have agreed upon three interscctiomil trips during the 1943 season instead of the usual four. K is believed that Eastman has approved. But for making these trips, it is understood that I,an- dis has suggested that each club carry 20 players instead of the normal 25. It is understood also that the journeying players may be required to carry tiicir equipment in hand-grips instead of moving it alongr in the usual bulky trunks. {We'll bet (he red-capped porters at railway stations would hate lo sec this happen, because ball players arc notoriously lieht tippers!) There have been rumors thPt Lnndis may suggest the use nf day coaches for all travel, thus conserving Pullman sleepers for service men. Under this plan, time would be taken out of the schedule for sleeping in hotels after clubs arrive from interscc- tional jumps. And to make up for these times-out cioublchcad- ers would be inserted in the schedule. Unquestionably there will be dissenters at the Chicago meeting, for the blueprint may threaten some of the mogul's dividends. But this time, it appears the brass hals will have to "take it and like it." King baseball is going on a strict diet of miles--or else. 0 defeat of Wisconsin, made possible by Tommy Farmer's heave to Bill Burketl. Dick Hoerner got oft a spectacular 92-yard run against Michigan. And some other individual feats: Lee Farmer winning two indoor track championships--the 60-yard dash and the broad jump, setting a conference record in the leap. Tommy Chapman's scoring fealK of 1311-42 in basfcolball--245 points for a new Iowa season's scoring record. Ben Trickcy's making 27 points for a new Iowa individual single scoring record in basketball. '_ Dick Hem's pitching, which won five conference games and lost none He allowed only 25 hits and 11 earned runs in 36 2/3 innings. Bob Fabcr's batting, w h i c h topped the conference with a .550 average. George Knight wns second with .4(4. Fabcr led the Big Ten in strikeouts with 48 in 51 innings. ¥ ^ 3 Three Iowa athletes who received (heir dcsrecs last mouth have been elected lo membership in '.he Alumni I club. Receiving this honor are AI Mauniiio of \Vcstficld, X. ^., Bob Penaluna of Waterloo and Bill SUuss of Crest a n. The travel problem evidently isn't affecting high school teams in Illinois. A headline in the Ke- wance Star-Courier sports page reads "Pckin Here 'Tonight in Holiday Cagcfcst; Havana Comes Jan. 1." Wonder when Santiago's coming up. Two Vol Sophomore Tackles Instrumental in Hurricane Defeat Lamar Davis (arrow), Georgia halfback, takes the opening kickoff in the Hose Bowl football game, at Pasadena, Cal., aiul returns the ball to his 44-yard line, almost breaking away for a touchdown. He was pulled down from behind by Bob Waterfield, U. C L A. quarterback. Georgia players shown are Trippi (62) and Kuniansky (46). No. 22 is Kiddie of U. C. L. A. Georgia won, 9 to 0. NEW ORLEANS. « -- Their names ciidn't appear in the scoring summary, but it was the smashing play of a couple of powerful sophomore tackles that gave Tennessee n 14-7 victory over the Golden Hurricanes of Tulsa in the ninth annual sugar bowl classic New Year's day. Dick Huffman. 215 pounder from Charleston, West Virginia, and Denver Crawford. 200. of Kings- i.os port, Tcnn., put the stopper i n ' Tulsa's passing game. For one and a half quarters the Hurricanes gave Passer Dobbs fine support and the Tulsa aerial attack clicked for a touchdown that put Tennessee behind 0-7 midway of the scond period. After H u f f man and Crawford started their deadly rushing, however, the Hurricanes couldn't get set for another scnrinft drive. Crawford broke through in the third quarter to block Dnbbs' punt for a safety that put Tennessee ahead 8 to G, after substitute Fullback Bernard Gold had scored a touchdown in the second. C Cards at Cotton Bowl Being Checked DALLAS. (.T)--Inspectors from the state office of price administration at Fort Worth checked license numbers of automobiles bearing C card stickers at the Cotton bowl game, Max McCullougli, regional OPA director, disclosed. "Naturally, it will be determined who owned the cards!" McCul- Inurjh said. He did not say what action would be taken, nor how many cars were counted. He termed such driving unnecessary. FIGHT RESULTS ' MILWAUKEE--Tommy Lcmmon. !43'i, Milwaukee, outpointed Qucniin (Baby) Rrecse. 137'j. Manhattan. Kans.. (10! PORTLAND. Ore.--Manuel Ortiz. Port, lanrl. outpointed Kenny Kindsay. Vancouver, 8. C.. to retain N". B. A. banlarn- \vcietit championship. 110). HOLLYWOOD -- Carlos Chavez. 121'A. I,os .-ViRelcs. outpointed Al Mcdrano. 125. ' - ·"- 'Ci. HOP. LOANS on HOMES MODERATE EXPENSE SIMPLE DETAILS NO RED TAPE PROMPT SERVICE We Will Help You Choose Your Method of Paying

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