The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on October 22, 1952 · 65
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Wednesday, October 22, 1952
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I m "I u 3-r-. , t - t - "i1" 11 "''hi' "- i ....... ( mi ri.l.1iM..m. i i , -1 M , , , , , m m yw ' "' '"" H i k; u fir .1 lit w J i n. " u l , r u w Jtj u 'j PART 4 SPORTS VOL LXXI C C WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1952 Read Th Times for latest Sports POWER, SPEED (arid Experts Praise Bears iimiii i iiii.iii in iii ... .1 i i.m in n ii imp in ,i i ii imniMi.111 i i i. i Mr-vi -.- f tm - iy'm ,.mnjn: mmm(:m0m'mmmimmmmmm ..r"''. ; ' : - , - 3 ; , , r ' - v , . . t7 s - -b- rV' i; v J I. " ' m 5- v i. : Lt : , -;: , it ii ii ii iinitu mri t. . A . irniiri i iiirrlin i.n in rni narj-i,iWiir'Mi',haiirii um K,mimxnt. mm. - rm-lhar IniVii tAwrmiftif-r-it t r" r imi - - " - ,... -, M. ... . , - - FREE WHEELING BEAR BACKS Here's how University of California backs looked against the opposition in SPORTSCRIPTS By PAUL ZIMMERMAN You can expect to see more of thi3 business of punishing college football player for misconduct on and off the playing field. It all reverts to the college presidents at last sticking their nose into football through the American Council on Education. rDER THE Gt'N College coaches now find themselve in the position of not only having to win each Saturday for the alumni but they mut do it with a graciousness becoming a church pastor. Every public word a grid mentor utters, every sideline action, every piece of misconduct by a player come under the stern scrutiny of an ethics committee set up among the coaches themselves. Understand, we're not squabbling with the theory behind thjs- We're only trying to help you understand the action of Coach Red Sanders of UCLA in sending his guard to the showers after a field altercation: of Coach Warren Gaer of Drake in dismissing several of his grid stars from the squad. . VERT FEW CASES Actually." of course, there have been very few cases where there has been coach or player misconduct at or immediately after football games. A3 a group, football coaches are of the highest character. Under the stress of a tight game, where close official calls go against a team, we have seldom seen any untoward action by either a coach or h 1 s players. However, the coaches themselves feel that the few cases that crop up should be administered against, so they are setting up a code of procedures that will be presented to the American Football Coaches Association next January. DE CROOT CHAIRMAN" Chairman of the committee is our old friend Dr. Dud deGroot, coach at New Mexico and former head mentor for the now defunct Los Angeles Dons. Top men from each section of the country have been named to this group. For example, the West Coast representative is Jess Hill of the University of Southern California. It is quite interesting to read the list of points being considered for the coaches' code. A lot of them already HYLAND LAUDS MOOMAW'S CLUTCH PLAY BY DICK HYLAXD Much has been written and said about UCLA's giant linebacker, Donn Moomaw. Every bit of it has been deserved. He has 'been so consistent, w hen not injured, that one of his great characteristics has been overlooked to a great degree. In a way, that is a compliment. He's good, fans and opponents expect him to shine, and so when he does well, what did you expect? Come-Throagh Kid One point rarely considered is that, good as he is consistently, he is one of the finest "come-through' players in the game today. There has never been a spot when he needed to come through more than he did last week against Stanford. Indian Coach Chuck Taylor said, following the game, that the Bruin line was not so good defensively as he had been told (1M STOtTS IDITOI are being followed by most of our college mentors. . For example, the code states that ther should be no public gripes about the officiating. This rule has been practiced in the Pacific Coast Conference for quite a few years. The code would go even farther and prevent coaches from showing game movies in slow motion to point up the faulty judgment of an official. The committee also feels It is improper for any coach to participate in football guessing contests or polls on games. This undoubtedly springs from the basketball scandals where players were convicted of fixing point spreads. Such a feeling is proper, although the gambling syndicate has an information system of its own that beats anything a coach could do in the way of divulging victory chances. EXCESS PROMISES HIT One thing that hits at the coach's pocketbook is a 'ban on endorsements of any product "not in keeping with the traditions of the coaching pro-fession." That would include liquor, tobacco, etc. It has been common practice for professional athletes to endorse certain brands of cigarettes, for example. Again we don't recall an active college coach doing this. The code also goes into the matter of making extravagant promises to high school athletes which cannot be kept and hits at the practice sometimes used of running down another school in discussing the advantages of Old Siwash to a prospective young star. COOLIXG-OFP TIME Another suggestion has been to give the coaches a "cooling-oS" period after a football game. The idea would be to bar the press from the dressing rooms for a 13-minute period while the unhappy or deliriously excited mentor gets his wits about him and his feet back on the ground. There probably are occasions when this is necessary but we've been visiting football dressing rooms for a long span of years and have seen no need for it yet. The thing we like best is the suggestion that grid coaches toss away the crying towel. PA. The public and press pay little heed to a mentor's sob stories anyway. it was. He was correct. The Stanfords were trapping and belting the Bruin forwards out of the way again and again. Stanford poured so many good men through on Terry Debay that he was given a test as a linebacker such as he has never had before. At times he failed that test. Tet for Halves The Bruin defensive halfbacks, called upon for the first time this year (except a few occasions against Washington) to stop a running attack, showed a lack of aggressiveness when it came to tackling that could have been costly enough to lose the ball game. So what did Donn Moomaw do? Donn Moomaw came through with the greatest game he has ever played for UCLA. He was a rock on his own side of the early 1952 games. At left, Don Johnson is shown carrying the ball in the game with Minnesota. Pictured at the f ir-- w - 7- .? : . j xj-: . ': 1. ) . i v r 1 N ' " r ( ' ' ' c . POWELL SHOWS MISSOURIANS Bill Powell was caught by the cameraman while packing the ball in game SIZZLER Beshore Whips Fernandez in Bruising Fight - BV CAL WHORTOW Performing like a pair of ban tamweights in a four-round quickie, Freddie Beshore and Abel Femandei never stopped punching last night at the Olym pic in their heavyweight brawl which was won by Beshore after 10 sizzling rounds. For big guys it was an action battle all the way. Seldom do heavyweights 6tep around and punch as these two did. The es timated 2000 patrons, plus thousands of TV spectators, really got their thrills. For half the fight it was touch and go. After the fifth, though, the rugged 28-year-old Beshore started wading ahead and Fernandez started fading. The El Monte blond, who has now won two straight fights in his come back campaign, nabbed the last five heats handily, bulling his Tarn to Page 3, Column S line. He moved across and covered Debay when the latter was screened away from the runner. He ranged from sideline to sideline, insuring the sloppy tackles of the Bruin halfbacks, notably Milt Davis. That is "come-througft" artistry, to rise to' the occasion when needed. More, he did it so efficiently that many of us overlooked what he was doing until the pictures of the contest were studied. You could see it then, believe me. In fact, you couldn't miss it. Your reporter, for one. must have been making an awful lot of comparatively unimportant notes not to put Donn Moomaw in headlines following that Stanford-Bruin game. Or he has become so used to seeing Moomaw star that lt is taken for granted and ignored. Moomaw and Debay, the Terrible Twins, are going to have ) ROBERTS FANS NINE IN FIVE INNINGS Major-Minor All-Stars Hand Satchel Paige's Kansas City Royals 3-1 Defeat in Exhibition They saw what it takes to win 28 games in the National League at Wrigley Field last night as Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies mowed batters down like a tornado disrupts a haystack. . The crowd was disappointing, but the brillianAce led the Major-Minor Leaguers to a 3-to-l victory over Satchel Paige's Kansas City Royals in the second game of their exhibition series as 2486 fans watched. All Roberts did was hurl five innings of hitless ball, strike out nine men and walk nary a batter. Fast Ball He displayed a blazing fast ball, a crackling curve and a baffling change of pace to have the Royals eating out of his hand. Only two balls were hit to the outfield and they were lazy flies that were easily snared. It was an exhibition of pitching seldom seen. Only once was their hands full again Saturday. Almost every way you look at the UCLA-Wisconsin contest the view favors the Badgers. Terrific Backs Wisconsin has four terrific backs. Last'season the Wisconsin backs blasted dozens of conference and Badger records out of the books. They included everything from most first downs and most yardage both rushing and passing to most points. All for conference records. The men doing that were Alan Ameche, Jerry Witt, Harland Carl and Quarterback-Passer Johnny Coatta. - Ameche is considered by fans and pro scouts .the hardest runner to stop since Bronko Na-gurski. Witt is a 9.9 sprinter. Carl was handicapped by injuries most of last season; all he is dqlng so far this season Tans to Page 3, Colon a T right is a scene from the California-College of the Pacific contest with Johnny Olszewski toting the pigskin. -." $' ' y t i r -j . j " f i , - t I . ' v ; ' ' , - -- ;- '.-. - v t f ; 4 -w 'h '4 ----: - i ' ' - - . " . ' IMt M I Mt1 II 11.1'WII lll-"ll V against University of Missouri this year. He will be pitted against the Trojans in Memorial Coliseum Saturdoy. the youthful right-hander behind a batter in the ball and strikes count and he ended by whiffing him. As the game began fans were given an inkling of what was to come as Roberts struck out the first four batters to face him. ' Three-Hit Performance The venerable Paige also went five frames and was touched for one run and three hits, with Roberts getting the first hit and scoring the first run. This came in the third and Rocky Bridges sacrificed him to second from where he counted on Al Zarilla's single. Eddie Chandler took over In the sixth for the Major-Minors and yielded the only run, a hom er by Andy Anderson, although Bobby Talbot made one of his electrifying catches on a line drive off Theolic Smith's bat with two men on in the eighth to save the game. Deciding Ron The winners got their deciding runs in the ninth as Irv Nor- en singled and Murray Franklin was safe on Luther Branham's error with both scoring as Nel son Burbrink singled home N'or- en and Franklin tallied on Chandler s infield out The runs came off Smith, who was charged with the defeat and Chandler got credit for. the win, Another game in the series will be played with "additional major league stars to be announced later. 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'I am interested In such a project." said Durocher at his Santa Monica home. "There is nothing definite about it, but have had some proposals along this line and I am very serious-1 ly considering such a step." "Baseball has been good to me, extremely good, and certainly I can't say enough about the wonderful organization I work for, the New York Giants. My contract with them runs through 1953 and naturally I'll fulfill it After that, who knows " Considers Family 'The peppery veteran of many a major league campaign, and many a major hassle, went on to say that he must take his family into consideration. He and his wife, the attractive Laraine Day of the films and television, have two youngsters, 7 and 9. "The children are getting of an age where we hate to move them about, he said, "to New York, back to California, changing schools. We have a fine home here; we like California. Making Movie "Of course, Durocher continued, "it may be that I'll find I'm not capable of handling this new venture. But I might. I might give it a try, anyhow." At the moment. Durocher is busy rehearsing for a part in a movie, TMain Street to Broadway, with Tallulah Bankhead. "Great baseball fan, great girl, Tallulah, Leo remarked. TODAY IN SPORTS AMATEUR BOXING South Gate Arena, 8:30 p.m. WRESTLING Olympic Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. . HORSE SHOW Pan Pacific Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. BV BRA VEX DYER Rival coaches, scouts and competent grid writers seem pretty well agreed that California's offensive backfield is the hottest thing since popcorn. Thousands of fans must think so, too, because Ticket Chief John Morley at SC reports that Saturday's crowd for the Trojan-Cal tremender will hit close to 100,000 and may go over that mark. Great Depth Wes Fesler, who saw his Minnesota Gophers mangled, 49 to 13, by the Golden Bears, says this: "California has more over-all speed than any team I have ever seen and what depth! The second stringers were as good as the first team. "Take Halfback Paul Larson. He certainly rated with Cal's starting backs. Boy, can he scamper! "Johnny Olszewski is one of the best I have ever seen. Kear the Top Dick Cullum, veteran Minne apolis writer, said: "The Gophers lost to a team which is near the top in 1952 football. "The Bears were brilliant In the way their ball carriers used the excellent blocking afforded; them. Time after time, by making just the right move in leaving a blocker at the right moment and in the right direction, the runners stretched short gains into long ones. "It appears safe to say that this is Coach Lynn Waldorfs most versatile and able scoring machine." Gallagher Awed Santa Clara Coach Dick Gal lagher, after watching Cal murder Oregon, 41-7, said: "The Bears have the best running attack, the quickest, sharpest-hitting backs and the best line charge any college team has showed me in the last 10 years. Brick Muller, Cars All-Ameri can end, watched practice at DON KLOSTERMAN SIGNED BY RAMS BY FRANK FIXCH With his two veteran passers woefully off their feed, Coach Hamp " Pool yesterday signed the former Loyola . Lion star, Don Klosterman, to a Ram con tract. Although holder of eight NCAA aerial records, Klosterman failed in previous trials this season with the Cleveland niuatrataxl oft Fags 9, Part IV Browns and Dallas Texans. The 22-year-old Compton High grad was signed as a free agent. Xeed Reliefer In Tuesday's Times Pool re vealed that he wanted a third quarterback because his veter - . nl A nMJ Vamm ans, bod waterneia ana iNorm Van Brocklin, have shown definite signs of overwork in their off-the-beam passing this 'year. "What we need is a 'batting practice pitcher, Pool said. But Fooi said yesterday mat he does not regard Klosterman as sucli- "Don will be given every opportunity to make the squad as a player. Naturally, ne won't be used against the Chi cago Bears here Sunday; it will take several weeks for him to absorb our offense. Not Since '49 Not since 1949. when Clark ShauKhnessy carried Waterfield, Van Brocklin and Jim Hardy, has the club been armed with three QBs. Klosterman's NCAA standards include the following: Three seasons (1949-50-51) most passes attempted, 729; most passes completed, 368; yards gained passing. 4481. Single season (1951) most passes attempted, 315; most passes completed, 159. Single game (Loyola vs. Florida, 1951) most passes attempted, 63; most passes completed, 33; yards gained passing, 372. Best Year la '50 Don's best year was 1950, when the Lions rolled to eight victo-! ries in nine starts. He connected for 113 passes in 207 attempts, netting 1582 yards and 19 touchdowns. More help is on the way for the fifth-place Rams in the per son of Paul (Hoss) uarry, ziu- nound risrht halfback. Sgt Barry, who returned last week end from occupation duty in Janan. yesterday was busy disentangling himself from the Armv at Camp stoneman in Northern California. In 1950 the hard-running Tul sa Terror carried the ball 50 Berkeley one night and, peering through the gloom, paid: That looks like Olszewski; it has to be Johnny O. No other big man can run that fast. I can tell him in the dark. If he doesn't make All -American, there isn't one." Jim Scott, our Times man at Berkeley and sports editor of the Berkeley Gazette, rightfully is proud of the mighty Bears. He has dubbed this year's squad "The Golden Horde-He refers to Olszewski, Johnson and Powell as "The CAL-amity Kids," which is pretty good referring. Injuries Hart " Wes Fry, assistant Cal coach, said 'way last spring that the 1952 Bear squad was "potentially stronger" than any club Pappy Waldorf had at Berkeley. "Injuries hurt us last year," said Wes, "but now I'm sure we have the reserve strength to sustain any misfortune." Personally, I'm wondering how the Bears can be as good as last year without Les Richter, the best defensive player the West Coast has seen in 20 years. SC ran on em last season and I expect them to run again. A future Cal great appears in Saturday's preliminary game . . . Mike Casey, quarterback from Brawley, who is now with the Bear frosh. All Mike did in last summer's San Diego charity tilt was pass for three touchdowns and run for two others. If you're interested in how Cal and SC have scored by quarters this season, here's the breakdown: Opponent lit 2nd 3rd 4th COP 7 7 13 7 Missouri 7 0 7 14 14 14 13 62 O 2S 13 O 7 Minnesota 14 7 14 20 0 54 21 Oregon 7 O Santa Clara - 14 0 Cal totals 4S 14 WSC 7 7 Northwestern e S Army O 2 S.D. Navy 13 7 OSG 14 0 0 T 0 7 SC total 34 19 35 4S times for the local pros, averaging 3.4 3'ards a whack and scoring twice. He also caught seven passes for 122 yards. Pool said Barry will be used against the Bears provided he is physically fit and can learn his assignments. He is due to rejoin his old teammates when they resume practice this morning at Gilmore Field. The addition of Klosterman will force the team to cut a player from its 33-man squad. Under NFL rules, a discharged serviceman like Barry can work with the team for two weeks without forcing a personnel cut. Ready for Action The 27-year-old Hoss should be rarin to go, for he has been coaching and playing football in Tan-in In fhpaa nivn... ...f V. tl.. Japan. In three games with the Camp Younghans team in Northern Honshu he gained 625 yards. uetensive tna Andy Kobustei-li, who sat out the Detroit debacle with a bruised hip, also is expected to be ready for the Bears. . George Halas will load his Midway Monsters on a westbound train at noon today. They're due to arrive Friday morning and will make their headquarters at the Biltmore. Sam Baugh's Hand Okeh WASHINGTON. Oct. 21 tP) Sam Baugh's pitching hand was X-rayed today and the pictures showed the Washington Redskin veteran had no broken bones. Baugh, who has set about every passing record in the pro football books during his 16 years with the Redskins, hurt his hand in a game with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. He was supposed to have an X ray made yesterday, but had such a cold he went home to bed instead. He said he expected to be ready to play against the Browns in Cleveland Sunday. SC-CAL TICKETS SELL AT COLISEUM A ticket booth opposite Gate 1 of the Coliseum will be opened this morning at 9:30 to handle the sale of SC-Cal football tickets. Tickets are also still available at the regular SC ticket agencies.

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