Daily News from New York, New York on December 28, 1942 · 288
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Daily News from New York, New York · 288

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Monday, December 28, 1942
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rr. CI o CM Pi K PS r'. K O oc (1 Slhars Nop 'Sknmis, 17-114; Seamen GeF $75, By Dick McCann Philadelphia, Dec. 27. The Bears today smacked their lips contentedly over a small measure of revenge for their stunning upset by the Washington Redskins two weeks ago. Nine of the deflated and dethroned champions collaborated gleefully with other National Football League All-Stars to nose out the Sammy Baugh-less Redskins, 17-14, in a ferociously played game before 18,671 in Shibe Park. None of the players were paid for their efforts, the fray being staged for the benefit of the United Seamen's Service which will receive about $75,000 to care for torpedoed merchant marine men. s The charity began and ended in the box office. On the field, the two clubs played for blood. The Bear-studded All-Star outfit was out to prove the Redskins' playoff victory was as freakish and as unrepeatable as quintuplets. The Redskins were out to prove (1) it wasn't and (2) that Baugh wasn't the whole kit and kaboodle of their club. Tempers sizzled like thermometers in St. Louis in mid-August. There were several threatened fist fights, the most promising of which was between Lee Artoe, six-foot- .WjF"" "tes,- i (AP wirefoto) 'Petty' Gain Eight Yards John Petty (10), Chicago Bears fullback, who scored one of the two All-Star touchdowns, is shown skirting the Redskins right end. with help from Bruiser Kinard (25). Dodger tackle, for an eight-yard gain in the first period after taking a short pass from Cecil Isbell. Baugh Misses Pro Bo vjI, Rouses Redskins' Ire By Dick McCann Philadelphia, Dec. 27. Sammy Baugh, failing to show up here for the All-Star-Redskins charity game, not only is facing severe disciplinary action by the National Football League next season, but also "will never be forgiven" by his While league officials and bosses of his own club debated the case, Baugh's fellow Redskins bitterly condemned him before the game and, in an angry pre-game meet ing, pledged to go all out in winning this one despite that (deleted by censor)." They felt that he had not only thrown down the league, the United Seamen's Service for which the game was played, and the fans who paid in prospects of seeing him along with all the other grid greats, but that he had thrown them down. DETERMINED TO WIN "We were determined to win this game," said a spokesman for the players. 'to prove that our victory-over the Bears was no fluke. We had read where they were going to use a flock of Bears against us so that those guys could get revenge. Well, we didn't want 'em to get it. We wanted to win this one as much 3 the playoff. And Sammy doesn't show up. Hell, suppose all of us did that? There wouldn't have been any game, and there wouldn't have been any money for the seamen." Redskin and league officials made desperate efforts right up to the last moment trying to get Baugh to the game. Sammy, at home on his 3,000-acre ranch at Rotan. Tex., claimed he had been ill with influenza for five days and "even if I got there I wouldn't be able to play." Redskin general manager Jack Espey, via long distance, tried to impress on Baugh the importance of just showing up to keep faith with the ticket purchasers. Yesterday Baugh consented to fly up if plane connections could be made. Slashing through rolls of red tape, Espey arranged special priority for Baugh on a plane that would get him to Philadelphia this morning. The air line even agreed to hold the plane a half hour and, if he were unable to get this one, to hold a later one for an hour. This second plane would have brought Baugh to Shibe Park just about at kick-off time. Baugh wasn't the only Redskin who failed to appear. Dick Todd, fleet ball carrier, was reported to have had an argument with George Marshall, owner of the Washington club, and was almost as conspicuously missing as Sling-in Sammy. AIX-STARS Ru inski Dodders) Poa. REDSKINS L. F. Masterson L. i fanuan 1.10 Detroit C Aldrin Cherundolo Steelers t L G Shusurt R. T Tount R. E filers Q. B R. Hare K. H Justice I. H Zimmenuaa F. B Farkas All-Stars r Redskins 1 -Conti (Eae-les Ailams i Rams 1 S hwartz Doltrers Thomnson Eagles! Dudley tSieelers i lift' Sammy Baugh .Com it ( IVxI'-rers Hopp Lion? O 14 : 17 O 7 O 14 All-Stars scoring: Touchdown? Dudley ff.-yd. run with intercepted pass : Petty 1 -vd- iiunse . Conversions Maznicki 1 placement . Field o;- Artoe 4:t-yd. Dlaoerm nt . Ken-Kins soonnar : Moiicnoow n Aldrich 28-vd. iunt return: Seymour 1 7 -yd. run aifr pass. ton versions Ma!Tion 2 (p!aeements . Officials; Referee Carl K. Rebels: fmpire J. Kdward Tryon : Linesman ( ha-. F. Berry ; Field Judge Wm. H. Gnmberr. STAI IM U S Washington Firpf downs Yard-t rainel rushimr (net) Forwani parses attempte1 -I X 11-St. i rs 17 7 "5 13 14.1 4 "5 1 1 45 Forward passes completed . Yanis br forvanl nassinir Forward passes interi-epted by 4 Yards run back of int. passes .V2 Puntin? aver. from sTim ffet .'t! Total yards, all kieks returned Ti nniKinen's' fumbles recovered 1 Yards lost by penalties 6"i three, 230-pound Bear tackle, and Fred Davis, six-foot-three, 243-pound Redskin tackle, in the third quarter. Both flung off their helmets and strode menacingly toward each other before officials and calmer players wrestled a safe distance between them. Davis was given the heavo by the referee. ARTOE KICKS CLINCHER The Redskins wanted Artoe chased, too. And it didn't soothe their feelings in the matter a while later when Artoe dropped back and booted a 43-yard field goal that broke a 14-14 tie in the first 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, thus providing the AU-Stars' victory margin. The Bears, who were humiliated by the 'Skins, 14-6, for the NFL championship, scored 11 of the Stars points. In addition to Artoe's three, John Petty, first year Bruin full-back from Purdue who was something of a goat in the playoff because a touchdown pass was completed in his territory, bulled over from the one-and-a-half-yard line for six points and Frank Maznicki, frosh halfback from Boston College, counted two points for the Bears and the Stars with placement conversions. The other Star touchdown was tallied by Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh's sensational freshman halfback from Virginia, who intercepted a Red skin pass on the btars Z. and whisked away for 98 yards. The Redskin scoring was done by center Ki- Aldrich, who captured a freakishly bounding punt m the center of a flock of Stars and lumbered 28 yards for a touchdown, halfback Bob Seymour, who took a seven-yard pass from Bob Zimmerman for seven more yards and a tally, and end Bob Master-son who made both conversions. TIE ATTEMPT FAILS Masterson just missed tying the game in the last 31 seconds when, climaxing a desperate last - ditch Redskin drive, he attempted a field goal from a bad angle on the 27. The ball just sailed wide of the post. Observers seemed to agree it would have been no contest ifJBaugh (Continued on page 38, eol. 1) Fast Mows the SDoit By Hy.Turkin Per capita, the greatest football city in the world is Green Bay, Wis. Practically every citizen owns at least one share of stock in its NFL entry, the Packers. But the fans of this oldest city of the state "exercise the oldest privilege of sports spectators to criticize. So one Sunday morning in Sept., '35, a merchant bought time on the local radio station to wail, "What's gotten into our coach, Curly Lambeau ? This new end he's picked up doesn't weigh 175 pounds. He's apt to be killed playing pro football." Killed? Xot quite. On the first play from scrimmage of the season's opener that afternoon, the blonde wraith broke from the main melee and drifted ahead. Meanwhile Arnie Herber took the center's snapback, faded back to the Packer goal line and whipped the pigskin with all his might. It sailed past midfield. Too far? No! The slim end kept flitting across the turf like the shadow of a cloud, outraced Gene Ronzani and Beattie Feathers and hauled down the manna with an over-the-shoulder catch. He raced on to a touchdown and a 7-0 triumph. Don Hutson raced on to rack up more game, season and lifetime records than any other player in grid history. He raced on and on . . . but soon stirred another stockholder's squawk. Another merchant later bought Green Bay's kilocycles to lambaste Lambeau for failing to plumb Hutson's potentialities by converting him into a backfielder. But Curly answers this oft-repeated suggestion with the contention. "Why waste a man in the backfiekl when he's a sure touchdown getter in the line?" He's echoed by the evidence that with Hutson as Packer left end, Green Bay has rolled up a won-lost of 66-22 (.750 average) and copped three pennants (from the Bears) and two world titles. Besides, the Alabama comet never added enough weight to withstand ths.pile-ups and head-on collisions a backfielder falls heir to. REASON - HV HE I '"fX CATCHES" WW3 S.- , passes: ar - O- Dol Hutsok Of the raft of records in his bag. Huston gets keenest delight out of the one he set this year, then surpassed for catching the shortest touchdown pass. With the ball four inches from the end zone. Cecil Isbell flipped a flat pass to Don. Lambeau almost fell off the bench at that hare-brained "gamble"; so you can imagine the curly coach's reaction two weeks later when halfback Tony Canadeo. stung by jealousy, dared a touchdown pass to Hutson that clicked for a net gain of one inch! Yet none of .the catches Hutson has made with the Packrs can compare with the hairbreadth catch they made of him. According to Oliver Kuechle, Green Bay Boswell, here's how: Hutson finished college in the days before pro draft laws. Under obligation to Shipwreck Kelly, Dodger part-owner, Don sought him out in vain for a week before finally autographing a tempting contract offered by Lambeau, who had been bewitched by Don's Rose Bowl performance. The day after Don mailed the deed to the league office, Kelly flew in from Florida, frantically signed him and rushed it ahead airmail-special delivery. Rules made official only the first contract to reach the league president's desk. Prexy Joe Carr, receiving both documents at the same time, decided to base his decision on the postmark. Lambeau's was stamped 8:30 A. M.; Kelly 'a 8:47 A. M. So Hutson became a Packer by exactly 17 minutes! BOWL SCOOP: We like Boston College to bash Alabama in the Orange Bowl next week. Fair-weather friends have poured off the Eagle bandwagon after the Holy Cross trouncing, but we saw that 55-12 stunner, and beg to offer certain pertinent facts. On defense the team lacked two injured key players, center Fred Naumetz and quarterback Harry Connolly. On offense they lacked nothing! Their trusty T-formation, with an any-play-may-score pattern, developed five "touchdowns" that afternoon. Besides the two in the book, Mike Holovak fumbled after plunging into paydirt. Red Mangene's 24-yard run over the goal line was recalled for a technical offside and Johnny Killelea stumbled in the clear just as he was about to gather in a scoring, pass. ODD SHOTSj A hearty "a atque vIe" to Tom Reilljr, one of the most humorous sports scriveners since Ring Lardner. Our chubby contemporary must have a real sense of humor about life, and an intense sense of proportion (or is this the same thin;?), for he's decided to leave our racket for the duration to enter the U. S. Maritime Service ... Given his first opportunity to manage, in '29, Bills' Southworth was so eager to help Rochester win every way possible, he played the outfield wearing a torn mitt to protect his right index finger, which was broken in three places. Lobert to Stay as Phils' Manager Philadelphia, Dec. 27 OP). Hans' Lobert will manage tlft Philadelphia Phils again in '43. Prexy Gerald P. Nugent made that announcement today, denying reports that Johnny Allen, pitcher recently acquired from the Dodgers, or anyone else would replace Lobert. "I haven't signed Lobert to a new contract, but I will any day now," said Nugent. "I have never had anyone else under consideration for the job." Nugent added that he was still in full control of the Phils and has the final say on the club's policies. Yesterday he announced that he was seeking a Spring training site in the Philadelphia area. Ruffing to Take Army Exam Santa Monica Cal., Dec. 27 (U.PJ. Charles (Red) Ruffing. Yankee pitching ace for the past decade, -disclosed today he has been ordered to report to his draft board tomorrow for physical examination preparatory to induction. The 37-year-old baseball veteran is employed in an aircraft plant in Southern California during the off season from baseball. He is married but has no children. Ruffing will be 38 in May.

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