The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on November 21, 1925 · 15
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PACE FIFTEEN SET TO OF PETRELS THE CONSTITUTION, ATLANTA, GA SATURDAY, NOVEKCSR 21, 1925. MAR OgletHorpe Will Start Veteran Lineup; Mercer Holds Win Over Furman BY GEORGE CONGDON. Only the intense rivalry that lives between Oglethorpe and Mercer, even a it lives between Tech nd Georgia, makes today's battle at Spiller field, wherein the Petrels and Bears do battle, a classic of S. I. A. A. history. It will be a hard game, for both teams, but today the dope bucket is tilting in favor of the Petrels, undefeated in the association. All of this is introductory to the declaration that the Mercer Bears this season have acted like a bunch of moth-eaten bruins about as tame as to many bear rugs. That is.he Bears have been that way, with the exception of one Saturday, that one two weeks ago, when the Mercer outfit spanked Furman. rated high in football circles this season. Against the record of fiercer s de- fear this season, stands a line or. victories fur the Petrels that have brought glory to the Oglethorpe doorstep. Few Changes. The team that the Petrels start today at - o'clock against the team brought iiji by "oach Stanley Robinson i practically the same as that which lii'iian the season. There have lieen one of two changes, but that is all. Oglethorpe 1 will line up with Nix and Ilancocl:, ends; Corless anT Goldsmith, tackles; Hardin and Justus, guards; Cousins, center; Campbell, quarterback; Mnurer and Garlington, halfbacks, and Kilsore, fullback. The officials for the game this afternoon will le Springer, Pennsylvania, referee; Tichenor. Auburn, umpire, and Steeman, Chicago, head linesman. Petrels Beaten Once. The Petrels have been beaten only once this sea-son and that was in the opening game of the season by Tech. Mercer did not: play last Saturday and has the advantage of a two weeks' rest. However. Mercer had need of the rest, for the Hears have won just two of their games. They beat Fur-Jnan and Howard college, and have lost this year to Gem-gin. Citadel, North Carolina, and Florida. The Pears had their last workout yestfsday on their home field under the direction of Coach Jtobinson. They will leave Macon early this ruoriring t Thar. Will and arrive here before noon. leave no time for a final workout and limbering up practice Saturday morning. They will jump right into the game from final prac tice on their own lot. The Petrels ran signals on Iler-Tnance field yesterday afternoon in their final practice. Every man of the varsity squad, except Carroll, end, whose place will be filled by Hancock, whs out and in splendid The much-discussed question: To bag, or not to bag ? Every fellow decides for himself whether the Oxford effect in trousers is a swish job or a lot of static. Being in the swim of style, we have them a-plenty; beine; neutral, we have the regulation widths also. But we particularly have got The best possible value in SUITS of pure wool worsted ever seen for The Only Reason Us Is That You condition. All injuries which clouded Petrel hopes early in the week have cleared up. so that Oglethorpe presents a lineup that is practically its st rongest. MERCER TEAM ENTIRELY REVAMPED. Macon. Ga., November 20. (Special.) With hope revived as a result of their unexpected victory over Furman two weeks ago the Mercer Bears have completed Their final preparations for the annual Oglethorpe struggle and believe they have a chance to win. It was a revamped and reorganized team that so decisively defeated Furman. With two weeks' rest and light drill interspersed with scrimmages Coach Kobinson's Orange and Black warriors carry a dangerous threat into the Petrels backyard tomorrow, l.ate season changes in the line are strengthening the forward defense, while the shifting of Jimmie Glover to quarter and the placing of Roberts at full has filled the team with pep. With every man in shape Coach Robinson has reworked his offense and it is expected the Bears will resort to a iassing game if necessary, although, with '"Phoney"' Smith in the best of condition. Atlantans will have their first chance to see one of the flashiest backs in the south. Smith will be called n to do most of the punting and passing as well as bear the brunt of the running attack. Jimmy Glover, the new quar ter, has spirit, and the morale of the team more than any quarter used this year. Skelton and Roberts will start the game with the aforementioned. The line strength of the Bears has offensively and defensively improved by shifts. Butts has almost cinched right end. He is a sure tackier and is a hard man to remove on end runs. Parks has played an important part in recent games by being on the receiving end. ' EH McDonald, the old reliable, will still be at tackle. Slim Dean, an S. I. A. A. guard 'last year, has been moved back to his old place and Pierce put at tackle. Lancaster and P. Xeul will be called on for guard. Car son, the captain, will start at center, LANIER PLAYS GORDON TO TIE Macon, Gil., November 20. (Special.) Lanier High and Gordon institute, of Barnesville, played a 35 Lots of Blues and Grays. Double or single-breasted. Many with two pants. Some with 19-inch Bags. Unbeatable value. 14 AfoariettaSt. You Haven't A Charge Account With Never Have Asked To Open One. Two Unbeaten Will the Bear or Petrel Survive? - ( Q wiouoG who'll scoreless tie here this afternoon. In , the first quarter the Gordon team carried the ball to within three yards of Lanier'p goal, when Lanier held for downs. After that it was an even battle. This means that Riverside and Lanier will probably have to play a post-seaf-on game for the G. I. A. A. honors, neither Riverside nor Lanier having been beaten by a G. I. A. A. team and both having played a scoreless tie with Gordon. The postseason game probably will be played here on December 12. I m Df HC sue? Vi aL6 1 mosall MiM-re't?- fHin 'ifhl (THE Oi.0 MAH HiMSCi" ac meo Smithies and Greenville Battle to Tie; Score 6 to 6 BV ROY E. WHITE. Tech High and Greenville High; from South Carolina, each scored a touchdown in the first quarter and then struggled the three remaining quarters to a 6-to-6 tie Friday afternoon on Henry Grady field, in a well played and hard fought prep football game. Tech High's sweeping and running attack which has been working so well this season was stopped cold Friday afternoon, partly due to a field which was covered six inches in sand and also due to the alertness of the visiting ends and tackles. Greenville's main threat lay in a forward pass attack, which also was slowed up due to the sand underfoot, but the visitors proved that their aerial attack, which carried them to glory in South Carolina during the past games, was a threat at all times and was responsible for a 30-yard gain Friday afternoon and paved the way a few seconds later for the touchdown that tied the game. Tech High received the kickoff and failed to gain and punted against a strong wind to its own 35-yard line. Greenville then lost the ball on downs and Tech High started its drive to a touchdown on its own 35-yard line, i Cook broke through left tackle for a 27-yard sprint and Waugh circled left i end for a beautifu? 38-yard sprint and a touchdown. Waugh failed to kick goal. It was the only time and place in the game that the fleetfooted Waugh had any chance to show his speed on firm ground. Greenville Comes Back. Greenville was not to be outdone and promptly fought back for a touchdown. Tech High kicked off and Anthony, of Greenville, returned the ball 20 yards on a beautiful run. Greenville then enne-hf the Tecli TTip-h team napping and punted more than 1 60 yards over the Smithie goal line. lech High was forced to punt and Greenville received the ball in the center of the field. A 30-yard forward pass. MeMannaway to Cass, placed the ball on the Smithie 20-yard line. A beautiful off tackle buck by Cass netted 10 yards and then Captain Mc-Mannaway carried the ball the remaining 10 yards to a tonchown. Roth teams fought for an opening in the second quarter, but is developed into a punting duel. Late in the third quarter Tech High carried the ball to the visitors' 10-yard line, only to lose it on downs. Again in the final quarter. Tech High had the ball within striking distance, but lacked the punch to carry it across. The work of Davis at end, Maddox at guard and Cook and Waugh was exceptionally good for Tech High. Brainy Work Shown. Captain MeMannaway's work was by far the best for the visitors. He was one of the smartest prep field gen The "'The Shoe tha keeps its shape" 3 H A Conference Tec i rirs-f Sack's of erals this writer has seen in many a day. Time after time he caught the Tech High .team, japping and chunked a pass - or kicked over the Smithie safety man for long gains. Not only was his generalship good, but his punting was way above the prep average. The work of B. Martin at right end, Greer at left guard, LoftiS at right tackle and Cass at halfback was also noteworthy for the visitors. Lineups and Summary. G'VILLE (6) Pos. TECH H. (0) McKeithan l.e Davis R. Martin... ... l.t .Carlton Greer lg. c. rg. r.t. r.e. q.b. l.h. r.h. f.b. . . .Rasnake Bull Wrigley . . Loft is . . . . P.. Martin. Chandler . Anthony. . Cass iRoyston Maddox (V'l Pavne 1 Davidson .Cook . . Waugh Bardwell M'Mann'w'y (c) Touchdowns, Waugh, McMannaway. Officials, Fortier (W. 1'.), referee; Wilson (Ga.), umpire; Barker (Tech), headlinesman. GEORGETOWN BEATEN BY CENTRE Danville, Ky.. November 20. tJP) Centre defeated Georgetown in a onesided football game here today, 34 to 6, coming back strong in the last three periods after being clearly outplayed in the first. The feature of the game was Rabenstein's 62-yard run for a touchdown, the first of the game and the longest run a Centre man had made this season. Georgetown had things its own way in the opening period, making three first downs to none for the Colonels, but did not score, it was about the only bit of brilliancy shown by Georgetown during the game. Their threat did not last long, however, and Centre scored two touchdowns in the next period, one on Rabenstein's ruo anil Bimilr" as the result of a Georgetown fumble. Return of the kickoff 50 yards, a 25-yard pasjs :uu a init; pj ejVe Centre its third touchdown at the opening of the second half. Late in ti... ,.,-.j a, irTPtown scored a touchdown when Rabenstein, who had sig-i.iii..i ij.- a luir catch, fumbled the ball. Georgetown recovering. A flash of strong offense netted Georgetown two first downs and a touchdown, but goal was not kicked. Two more touchdowns, aided greatly by long forward passes, ended Centre's scoring in the last period. CD Nation's Best! mAjrphy for Gentlemen CSv 77 ri U. S B. BEATS NEWNAN HI, 19 TOO TL S. B. passed another G. I. A. AI milepost yesterday afternoon at Her-m'ance fields by winning from Xew-Inan High school by a score of 19-to-O. This game was the seventh G. I. A. A. contest to be played by the Bluebirds and they are now confronted by the strong Monroe A. & M. team next Saturday. The Bluebirds did not show their usual drive and fight in the first half of yesterday's mix-np, scoring only one first down which came on the first play, and scoring no touchdowns. They came back in the second half, however, and ran roughshod over the visitors, scoring their three touchdowns. Dickie Butler made them all. In the third quarter two touchdowns were scored, the final touchdown coming in the last period. Butler made the first touchdown after a series of long bucks, most of them by Ferguson, fullback, bad placed the ball in scoring position. The second touchdown came when Martin passed over the goal line to Butler. Butler added the final figure to the score when another series of bucks by Ferguson had put the ball in a scoring iMjsitioti. The work of Butler and Ferguson was outstanding during the entire game. Both of these backs did most of the ball carrying, and made a good job of it. Butler made the longest run of the day when he tore off around end for 25 yards. Murray and Timmons played fine defensive games in the line for the Bluebirds, Murray playing center, and Timmons tackle, v For the visitors, Nixon, 190-poundickle, played best, while "Bo" Barron, at right half, did most of the gaining for Newnan. Though most bacteria are easily killed by heat, they are very resist-ent to freezing. REPORTS STILL CONFLICT GRANGE SILENT AS BEARS AND FLORIDA CLAIM HIM ON PLANS OF RED GRANGE Chicago, November 20. Despite all the rumors that have floated around the country concerning "Red" Grange's activities after Saturday's game at Columbus, it is known to be a fact that the Illinois halfback will play professional football Thanksgiving day at Chicago with the Chicago Bears. He has signed no contract and no terms have been mentioned. On this Chicago professional team are seven Illinois football players. They are Joe and Dutch Sternamann, Walquist, Hallas, McMillen, Mullen and Scott. These players are interested in Grange through their affiliations with their alma mater. Several of them know of the jealousy and alleged meth ods which were used by the teammates of ".Chick" Harley a few seasons ago to so injure Harley that he ultimately had to quit the game. The Bears have assured Grange that he will not, suffer from any professional jealousy and that he will get a chance to learn the pro game with the right kind of protection. Loyal to Graduates. Grange feels the right way about it, too, it is said. He knows that he is younger and has not reached the physical development that the average pro- fessional Pyer has and is therefore loyal to this group of men who are going to take care ot him the right way. He has long since privately intimated to the boys who are on the team that when he was through college he would play with them. "Red" has been very careful to explain to them that they talk no financial terms ; until after he finishes his college ca-! reer. There is no contract, but merely the word of a great football player to a bunch of his friends who are going to see that he gets a chance. CALLAHAN CLAIMS GRANGE FOR FLORIDA. New York, November 20. Florida has won out in the mad scramble for "Red" Grange's services, according to Tim Callahan, former Yale captain and all-American guard, who broke the news Friday afternoon at the Yale club. "Grange not only is going to play professional football in Florida this winter, but is to captain a team of his own choosing," said Tim, with conviction. In fact, he added, Florida apparently has scooped the pool of football stars, and will have besides "Red" Grange's team, an aggregation of Harvard and Yale players, the former "four horsemen" of Notre Dame and a team known as the Princeton collegians, j- Callahan himself will organize a team to play in six games in Florida after Christmas. One of these games will be against "Red" Grange's team on New Year's day. he said. Mike May Play for Tim. Tim has been selling real estate at Coral Gables and is associated with interests which are putting up the money to attract the greatest stars of the gridiron game to Florida this winter. While at Yale he was rated as one of the best linesmen that ever wore the Blue. His brother, Mike captained Princeton and played opposite Tim the year the latter led the Bulldog, and a great family scrap it was. Mike may be drafted to play on Tim's "pro" team, although the former Princeton star is busily engaged in the oil business in the west. Callahan said he knew of no contract ' signed by Grange as yet, but was positive of his information that the Illinois star would turn professional after Saturday's game with Ohio State. "Red" will organize a team composed of Earl Britton, star fullback of the Illini, and other players from the western conference, Tim asserted. "Instead of playing for the 'Chicago Bears, he will take away some of their best players and add them to Ids team." Columbus, Ohio, November 20. (JO Harold "Red" Grange, the galloping ghost of the gridiron, passed the threshold of two important, events tonight. Tomorrow this red head, heralded as the football star of the generation, brings to a conclusion his amazing intercollegiate football career. Tomorrow, after the last play in the Ohio State-Illinois game, he may formally announce he is going to choose a professional football career, and reap a fortune. . He may also an Cr Just Four Games Billed in Conference Today; Bears, Petrels Feature in South - ' ' BY JULIAN GRIFFIN. Four Southern conference teams have steadfastly refused as yet to lower, their colors in defeat, and all four seem determined to travel right on to the curtain games of Thanksgiving with the same condition existing, which will, leave a problem of mathematics confronting the committee of 40 sporting editors picked by Champ Pickens to pick, the southern champs. Alabama and North Carolina, comprising exactly one-half of the select quartet, will not play today. Tulane and Washington and Lee, though in action, will come through with a clean slate unless tremendous up sets are marked on tne boards. Tulane plays L. S. U., a team the Greenies defeated 13 to 0 last seasin. Tulane is mnch stronger this year and should .win today by an even more de cisive margin. Washington and Lee has a game with North Carolina State. Last year the score was 34 to 0 in favor of the Generals. Truth, which the story books say is stranger than fiction, may come to light this afternoon with one of the favorites beaten, but such is quite unlikely. Four Conference Games. Only four southern conference games are billed for this afternoon, the other conference members prilong-ing the finale until the traditional Thanksgiving meetings. The other conference games today besides the pair mentioned above, bring together Florida and the Mississippi Aggies in one game and Mississippi' and Southwestern in the other. Florida and Mississippi were last year's winners in these games. While Tech is idle in Atlanta, the Oglethorpe Petrels and Mercer Bears will engage" in a contest that will probably be the most colorful affair of the south. Both are S. I. A. A. members and Oglethorpe's chances for the nounce that he will immediately leave the University of Illinois, ending his academic career as well as his intercollegiate activities, and launch upon the business of capitalizing upon the most remarkable and spectacular football record in in history. As Grange is awaiting tomorrow's battle he is harangued on one side by those who have guided his course through his intercollegiate career, and on the other by those who seek to have him take immediate advantage of the opportunity of making himself independently wealthy by engaging in professional football, moving pictures and other business enterprises. Urged to Finish Course. Grange's close friends are urging him to refuse to play professional football, which they say is held out as a lure and a snare to him and are counselling with him to finish his course at Illinois. George Huff, director of athletics at Illinois, said tonight that he had not given up hopes that Grange would decide to remain out of professional games for the present, at least. Robert Zuppke, coach of the Illini, as well as President Kinsley, of the university, have Grange's word he has not signed a contract with C. C. Pyle, the Champaign, 111., moving picture owner, to act as his manager in business ventures, including football. Zuppke is of the same opinion as Huff as to Grange's plans. " "I do not owai Grange," Zuppke said, "and have no control over him, except that he may decide to take my advice. He has had several offers made him, with big fat salaries, but if he engages in professional sports, these business opportunities will not be held open to him." Grange Dazed by Crowd. When Grange arrived here this afternoon He appeared to he dazed by the pushing, shoving crowd that wanted to get a glimpse of him, and by newspaper men who beseiged him with questions. With a half fighting look in his eyes, Grange stood still mumbling only to indicate that he wished he were away from it all. "I am tired of all this notoriety," he said, "I have had an awful week of it. Almost got kicked ont of school, and everything. This excitement and everything is more than I can stand." Said he . did not think he would have any announcement to make after the closing game. "I do not know what I'm going to do," he said. "Do you plan to leave school after this game';" he was asked. "I have not decided that either. Although Grange will leave Columbus tomorrow night he declined to say whether he was going to Chicago as persistent reports say he will or return to Champaign. Reports persisted Grange would go to Chicago and complete negotiations with the Chicago Bears, a professional team playing in the Cubs park and a member of the National Football league. Going Duck Hunting. To reports that he may make his professional debut on Thanksgiving day. Grange Smilingly replied that he had an engagement to go duck hunting with a trainer of the Illinois team. .Some idea of the financial reward being held out to Grange for playing professional football, was revealed here today by Clyde Tuttle, treasurer of the Columbus Tigers, who indicated that Grange could earn from $10,000 to $20,000 for every appearance. Tuttle said that the club-to-club contract .between the Bears and the Tigers had been revised on the assumption Grange would be an attraction to the Chicago team. This new contract provides that Grange would receive 10 per cent of the first $5,000 which came into the gate, 20 per cent of the next S5.000 and 40 per cent of all over $10,000. Figured on a basis of a S50.000 gate, which is conservative for Chicago, Grange's share would be 17,500 for this single game. WALTER JOHNSON KILLS SNAKE; HURLS; STONES Walter Johnson, the Senator pitching ace, fanned a snake the first time up. adding a new notch to his Florida "strikeout" record. Several days be fore that - the Big Train" killed m black bear. - Johnson struck out the snake with a stone, .but admitted two pitches were necessary. The snake was about four feet long and Johnson declared he did not kuow "to what league it S. I. A. A.-championship depend upon victory in this game. In fact, the cold facts are with' the exception of the Petrel-Bear encounter the eyes of the south will turn today to the east and west, to the annual Yale-Harvard battle and the final Eprint of the famous Red Grange. The S. landings. The standing of southern conference teams to date follows: Team. W. U T. Prt. - 6 O O 1 .OOO 4 o o l.ono 4 0 0 l.OOO , 4 0 0 l.OOO 4 10 S00 4 1 O .80O . 2 11 .067 , 2 o .eon -' 3 2 O .60O 2 2 O U0O . 2 3 0 .40O 2 3 O .40O ; 2 3 - 1 .400 S 1 2 O .333 ! ISO .250 1 3 O .250 ? . 1 4 O .2(M 7 Oil .OOO O 3 1 .OOO O 4 O .OOO O 4 O .OOO 0 4 O, .000 Wash. & Lee . . . North Carolina. Georgia Tech .. Virginia Tennessee ..... Auburn- ....... Kentucky i . . . . . South Carolina . Georgia Vanderbilt V P I . . - . ....... Florida MLss. A. & 31. . . Sewanee V. M. I Louisiana State N. C. State .... Maryland ..... "Ole Miss" .... Clemson ....... Since 1863 jtfONAfCOHOUC FOR SALE AT ALL LEADING GROCERS & DRUGGISTS . TENENBAUM BROS. Distributor If your dollar cannot tnonly yen writ us for ns.vr.9 ef n-resi dealer. ' L. E. Junsr & Wulff Co., Inc. Km Orleans. - 0F JhfZ & coctah. - Jf t ijfti; . ;vmoutns 1 I II .c ml f "tWOftlCAKiS. lA " IKC belonged. . . " ' i

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