Fitchburg Sentinel from Fitchburg, Massachusetts on November 9, 1944 · Page 8
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Thursday, November 9, 1944
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8 FITCHBURG SENTINEL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1944 Large Scale Football Program Is Planned By St. Bernard's; Dooley Sees 66 Players Per Day With the cooperation of the Rev. Daniel A. Crowley, moderator of athletics «t the local school. Coach Bill Dooley «t St Bernard's yesterday inaugurated m practice, whereby from now until the cold weather seta in more than 132 boys will get the; opportunity to play football at the school's athletic field. The purpose of the plan is to find talent for next year's varsity. Three games were played yesterday at the field, meaning that barring substitutes, 68 .players performed. And, according to the Dooley search for talent plan, 66 more, ·t least, will go at it today. All r^yers will appear in full uniform, wife one team wearing the regular blue and gold uniforms and the other wearing the white Members of this year's varsity team, some of whom will play to lend a little experience to the games will also serve as officials. Coach Dooley will be on hand at all times and will point out the players' mistakes. . . . . . This is probably the most widespread plan in the history of the chool, as far as furnishing good " -far^-fatuBs- ·ptoy ir «in« eernedi It will uncover material ·which otherwise would probably never go but for varsity sports. It will be a distinct boon to sports interest in the Harvard street institution and should be of tremendous help to Coach Dooley. At the close of the play, which may go to the tournament stage towards the finish, with eliminations taking place, the Seniors, material which will not be around next year, will.Jace the pick of the finest in the entire grouping. The first day was marked by some fine running and in a few instances, some good tackling. Some of the younger teams, inspired by the play of the varsity in the recent Gardner game, the school's first victory in two seasons, displayed some of the first string team's best scoring plays, Some unorthodox football, laterals, short over-the-line passes, and some eood kicking also featured. In the line, the centers seemed to be of Singer midget calibre and size. As soon as two teams leave the field after performing, two new ones enter. This keeps the afternoon activities moving rapidly. Yesterday, being a rather cool day, was a perfect one for the inauguration of the new everybbdy- play plan. The scores of the games- played WflrC JM - foJIOWSu iv'%fuJTy;J?£!~j!:^ Fighting 41st, 0; All-Stars, 6 Little Ones, 0; and the Dynamiters, 26,. St. Bernard's Bombers, 6. McKeen Rates McWilHams Top Back In South STATE -COLLEGE; wass.,: No.,.9 V?--Young Tom (Shorty) McWillians, ,fee Soufeeastern Conferences leading scorer, is rated by Mississippi ^State ·fbdtfaaU coach Allya. McKeen as: ctoe" of fee. "finest backs to ^ver appear on' a soufeerii gridirbh. McKeea-bjroke a fiveTyear silence long enough today to laud.- his freshman tailback as "coming close .to.bemg : a back -wifeout a.weakness." "" ^ backs I have seen -"who , can. everything well," McKeen ; said. : . .McKeen spoke after watching the 5 foot 10' inch 171-pound speedster call signals, .punt, pass asd run the Maroons. ..ttirpugh five successive victories withb'Gt a. defeat The vie- "^inxs irKuxtclB" Ix5tHsi3n" Stete^* 1 "**^!!TM tucky, Arkansas A. and" Ml, Millsaps and. Jackson-Army; Air Base.; - . . ; . . .'An All-Southern--prep buck .and ISOrpoint 'maker, at. Meridian^ ;Miss., last season, McWilliams has. aii .ap.- pbintaeht fo West Point'effective;in January.- He' is 18 and a member of ·the Army-Air Force reserve: . OMcWilliams'. record; .for. the season:' . . - · . " ' . . ' · - ' . ' · ' . . . - . Scored 11 touchdowns for 66 points, averaging 23 yards on - scoring .runs. .-. · · Averageo 1 yards on "78 rush 7 ing 'playsv.-. " . ' ' ·"' -',.'·"-':" '.- · ' . . · - . . Completed 20 of 40: passes attempted for an average of 9^ yards; has had none intercepted, ' Returned twp- kickoffs for 33-yard average. Lockwood Kecreation Assn. bowled at the Elm street alleys la»i evening wife some good scores and. a few of fee teams, changing places.: The leading Dept BNC-G, by- taking four points from Dept Y, made their lead more secure- and are now leading by seven pointsoyer iheir nearest rival, Dept EW. The latter moved-from fee third spot to-fee second by taking^ three points, from Dept XLO, forcing them into .a tie -for .last place wife Dept Y: Paul Murman of Dept EW helped put his;team in second place by hitting a 127 single and a 319 for three strings which was high for fee match. Dept "P; by dropping three p'ointe to Dept A, lost second -place also, only three points now separate r Ex-High School Grid Star Directs Big Navy Show CAMP BRADFORD, V*. Nov. 9 --Milton Savitt, SP (A) 2/c, a native of Fitchburtf, Mass., has- directed "Spearhead," · story of fee amphibious fighting men set to music, at Whitefield Hall, here. The shdw, wife original scores written and arranged for fee navy by Fred Waring and Jack Dolph, will play here for 15 days, moving t Richmond and then to Baltimore. There is also fee strong possibility feat fee show will play Worcester, Mass., in fee near future. It boasts a cast of 75 wife plenty cf new tunes. The show when it is playing fee road, will find fee entire proceeds Coing to navy relieL- Savitt, veil knowc in local ath- called: one of the' finest modern backfield men that Fitchburg high school has ever- produced. Up Tintil the production of' this show, Savittv connected with physical education education in the service, has been working on athletics in the navy. Naismiih Team Member To Toss Garden First Ball BOSTON; Nov. 3-When college basketball Wakes its debut at the Boston.Garden, Dec. 13, fee first ball --very appropriately-- will be tossed up tjy a member of '.fee. game's very . . William', R. Chase,, of New Bed- averag?. ' . Handled fee ball a total of 140 times without cbmmiting a fumble. Ray Donovan hit.'129 and.a total of 324' m the; City. Hall matches at the Putnam' : street. alleys last night He -topped- both records set by .John Ferault in the opening nights matches. BJs leading- Yankees' won; four points front the Cardinals. Jeanette. DeNomme led fee wom.en with a 101 and a total, of .272 to help the Braves ·win Ihree.from.'the Red Sox. . - - · - teams. The West End league showed some exciting bowling last night .at" the Palace, alleys. The Strand cafe kept their standing in first place by taking four points from the Independent-Lock -team. - The -Seligs -took 'three from: the Log Cabins and the Dejpnge's lost three' to. the'Crocker Burbanks; F. Blanchard had the high single of 133 and R Rines, Sr., had a high 340 total,. The Div. B men ; of the iLCO- Lockwo'od Rec. Assn. also bowled at the Elm street alleys last night Dept. KW took three points from! Dept O, arid iy doing so, jumped .from fourth to second place. Each- team had high singles of 111. This came in. the persons of H. Karkutt and P.- Pappas. The. leading DeptT N hold their lead by taking. three points from Dept. T, dropping them j to fourth place. -S, Courtney- aridj. L. Strau'b-both, had il' .the. night with:115's.. He "was beat ;tcing_top,..toialJ^ Ben: Silvers.tein.-who had'a 113 single, and a 311-"total;. . The latter .helped his Dept. OW team take .four points from- Dep't.HECU and by doing so, dropped Dept HECU back into the cellaiv taking .over' fifth place for themselves. ; Only two points separ- 'ate the second, third ' a n d fourth placg .teams, - -Jh the Strand Cafe championship at the Palace alleys Al Leger held the .title for the third week. : He defeated/Dick Richards by a margin of 28'pin: Dick had a.'poor start, but, 1 picked' .up in the second half; The total'pin fait was.Leger 1000, Richards,! 972; Next weel£ Leger -will his title by bowling. Dave Faulkgnham. " Y . · - . . . . . ' In the'.Market league, last".night at the Palace alleys, Nap Caouette hit the record- when- h^e'bowled a -total of :360 with .strings, of 199,.-H4 and 124. Paul Moretto hit .a total Dr. 'James 'Naismith's original -team at Springfielcl. college,' in 3891, and has maintained his-interest-in''.'the came ever since,--will toss up. the first ball, Bill:Mokray, director of basketball at the Boston Garden, ^announced here this-evening.. ; -··' r -'WhHe-;he--gave-up" i active- playing 37 ·'. years ago; Mr;' Chase ..attends basketball : games with surprising frequency, and- he is easily "detected because:of his rabid fee proceedings. An insurance' agent in his 78th year, Mr. Chhse.appeared-in Madison Square Garden'.in 1938, when meiribers of bSsketbaH's first team held a reunion with Dr. N No. 1 Seiaiors, leaders of the of. 331 as the Armours' took three Crocker Burbank mixed leagSeVj from Morin's Oil. With the help of gaine'd a point in last night's matches I Louie, LeBlanc, who had the high at .the Putnam street alleys. They ·won three .paints from the third place Debits while the second place. Office -Seniors were field to an eyeni break by the Finishers. Office".Up won three from the No. 7 Mill,' No. single of 122, fee Crystal Bleaches took four from the Sunshine Market Cormiers' Variety got. badf in trim again with three of fee five players bowling over 300. And they took all :four points from the Inde- w M-**4v* .j «^r»MJ Aj.i»»j%j. j-ii*, -%^*.t,u.* vjf -uj»*_t j^«;^ijj.ti*W A»-c i^ai-u* j.iiv/41 bi^x J.iavi. bi*«^ o. 6 Mill defeated fee--Chemical j high team single of 129. This puts ib;, 4 to .0. PauUne Leger. led the the Crystal Bleach in first place women with a 108 and a total of 289. B. Hill was high man wife a 316 high total and a single of .120. The Div, A men of the ILCO- and fee Independent Ice team now takes over second. Canada has 24,500 miles of coastline. Sport Slants TCXJCftOOOMf SKKHUStr" In the inaugural of college basketball at the 'Boston Garden next month, ·" -Bates. college will meet Union college, and LaSalle -college of: Phfladelnnia' faces Morehead state, of Kentucky. Ten days later t another star attraction sends Yale against Dartmouth and Holy Cross against DePauw. university. ... . . ... Since announcement.of Jhe Boston .Gard^,. t b'aske.tiia4i,:,goises...a^i!Sfi5 ! ft ago,- New:England .fans have manifested lieen interest in these games and the opening night's festivities are : expectid to bring out a banner . 13 --? Bates college vs Union- College and 'LaSalle college vs. Morehead State. .Sat, Dec* 23 -- Yale university vs, Dartmouth college and Holy Cross vs.! DePauw. university. · ·· ·Fri., Jan.; ISi 1945-r-Ldng Islianc university, vs. Bowliijg -Green anc .Rensselaer vs. Baldwin-Wallace. Thurs,, ·', Jan.' 25-yHoly·:' Gross vs Valparaiso University.-;and.Univer- sity "of Detroit vs. Albright college Wed.,;Jan, 31 -- Syracuse" uniyer-. sityl vs^:;St,:.Joseph's.,and,,University of Akron, vs; Brooklyn college, . Thurs., Feb.;.8. -- Holy "Cross vs Si Francis/college; and -Westminster vs. Hamline University. '. ··'":· . - Thuri.v Feb; 15---- Uv-S. Oast Guard'.ac:.dnriy.. vs. JGeneVa college and Marshall college vs. Rider, college..;. ;.;! . . . ' - . ;.,/'· '. Bowling Tonight At Hie Palace Alje| Watatic league, 7:00--Cards vs Winders, Speeders vs.. Genera" Mills, Ribbons vs. Spinners. . Hedsfrom Union, 9:00--Five Corsairs vs. -Wild 'Cats, Five Aces vs, Office Five. At the Elm Street Alleys Simonds' Office league, 6:30*Specials v Armor Plates, High Speeds vs. Red Tangs, Tungstens vs. Hard Edges. . Daughters of Isabella, 8:30--Blue Birds vs. Love Birds, Humming: Birds vs; Black -Birds, Mocking Birds vs. Song Birds. At the Putnam Street Alleys General Electric Nations, Rotors vs. Main Bay, Movemen vs Assembly Buckets vs. Test, Castings vs. Inspection,. Nite Hawks vs Pipers. ""'.' ·'-. ' Fitchburg Gas Co., 6:30--Electric Station-vs. Sales, Plant Office va Accounting, Line Gang vs. Office Boiler Room vs. Turbine Room Splicers vs. Gas House, Industrial league, 8:30--Wilson Plumbing vs. Hardy Foundry, S. M Nathan vs. Giadone Furniture Co. Unknown Five. vs. ATF Small Arms, .American Bowling league^ 8:30. (By the AsaoeUted Press) ELIZABETH, N. J.--Billy Grant, 174, Orange, N. J n outpointed Henry Jones, 218, New York, 6; Al Mobley 141, Newark, drew with Jimmy Pell, 141'/ 4 , New York, 6. BUFFALO, N. Y.-Phfl Muscato 174, Buffalo, outoointed BUI McDowell, 176%, Dallas, Te£, Iff; Joe Miller, 140V 4 , Buffalo/and Pal Qiprgano, 147, Toronto, Ont, drew ,6 "Black Jack" Pershing General John J. Penhing got hfa nickname of "Black Jack" from his long service as an officer in the Tenth U. S. Cavalry, a famous Negro regiment. Gunning For Fish : - . - (Official U. S. AAF photo from NEA) Sgt Tom Whittemore of 7th AAF holds coil as Pfc. Bob Sloop wife rifle. grenade launcher shoots line, hook and bait-carrying wooden float into surf 200 yards beyond rocky coral cliffs.of Marianas base. . VoUeybaU Won By Superiors, Helios', Simonds W^^3^^c*».»?m^»»«^-***»*»*^ bpoJWGllO · -jl'- ; - .;· · ;.-;-V : / - . - ; ·· The Superiors, Telephones and Simonds triumphed! in Industrial volleyball league matches jplayed on the "Y" court last night. George Adams' Superior Manufacturers downed the Fitchburg Pa- perfhen in games marked by some of the finest tilts in the league this season. . With Adams and Bolduc leading for the winners and Kenely and Ricci playing brilliant ball for the Papers, the teams engaged in exceptionally long volleys for each point. The openef was a 17-15 overtime game, followed by Superior wins 15-12, 15-5 and 15-7. Playing for the winners were Steele, Adams, _^ ^Ramjrenj^Kjnney^and Abbott. Clever all-round playing .featured the Telepbone-Fitchburg Yarn girls' .match. Both : teams located the ball with unusual accuracy and made difficult over-the-het returns to result in long volleys. · The Operators annexed the four games,-15-9, 15-10, 15-10 and 15-13, with Dezingas, Welch, Shortsleeves and Baho playing for the winners. The Yarns", who played one of- their best games of "the season, "were represented by Carron, Couture, Bergeron, Doucetfe and Bella/tore. Alie. Waisanen's Simonds Steel girls.' increased their chances for swooping into the girls' division lead by defeating .the- ILCQ Shop lassies, 15-5, 15-3, 15-4. and 15-3. It was the 17th win m 20 starts for the winners which were represented by Miniscales,. .Sampson, Waisanen, Toussaint;. Fredette arid : " MacLean. . feet in length, have sufficient permanent construction characteristics for easy installation elsewhere. And they would accommodate at leas: 10,000 basketball spectators with ease. Colleges enjov such a high priority rating that they would be; welcome postwar bidders for surplus j government material. Rhode Island State's Frank Keaney I rates Lt. "Hank" Luisetti, former; Stanford ace now reported stricken} with spinal meningitis at the Norfolk, Va., naval base, as the greatest basketball player he has seen in action. And the Rams' maestro includes his own Ernie Calverly asi one of his "first five.'' j It is probable that Mr. Keaney ;s, moie than a bit worried since he! heard what the Melville PA Boats'! Night Raiders did while making their first football starts against Boston college last weekend. They actually steamrollered the Eagies. A few days before that happened, Keaney booked the Night" Raiders to open the Rams' basketball season , next Monday night. The Night j i Raiders not only happen to hej j packed with high-class .football ma- I teriaj but they,also possess plenty \ of basketball tafcrit t It doesn't - mean anything but I Boston college and Brooklyn col- f lege, which clash here at Fenway Sunday, both drubbed City College of New York by 33-0 margins. Being'hospitaliied for a major operation didn't prevent E.- Marion Roberts, veteran Brockton high coach, from watching his team play Maiden high recently. The hospital tg"tigggted^directiy' "aeruiis^ttn» ; stn*?t from Brockton's home field and his room overlooks the gridiron. It would be pleasant, to report thatj Brockton won for its ailing coach; but Maiden was most unsympathetic. " Brown, still seeking its first major win of the campaign, does not figure to get it against Yale in the Bowl on Saturday. The .Elis still j are "blazing about .last year's 21-20.1 reversal. Since" Charlie Ticdemann was injured early in the Dartmouth game, the Bruins haven't displayed j the slightest trace of offensive pep. That.-speedy performer either made j or set up all of the six touchdowns I Brown has scored in their last three' "starts."- " - V " - - - - - - - · - - . .-. - -.. Gable Acts Again . . - : (NEA Telephoto) Making his first public appearance in civilian clothes since being placed on inactive duty by the Air. Force, Clark Gable is shown here rehearsing with Ginny. Simms for a Hollywood broadcast to the fighting- forces overseas. Frankie Stout, formerly of this space* and now in the U. S. navy at Sampson,. N. Y., ^writes that .Walter .Dubzmsfci, the £bfmer-'Fittiiburg high., school" coach, Is "inrhis "ipurth; .v/eek-tf re;iruit-training at the "base.. .This fact has received a lot of publicity in the last-few.days. Incidentally, Frankie's regiment commander is lit 3us Cerviiii, well known' hereabtiuts:as a coach and official. . . - . . . : . " . '. . Charley Gorman, the Boston. . Garden '.tub- thumper,, was in the other day doing rodeo publicity, He- told us that. Bill Mokray and his basketball: crew are going to move" an office right into the Garden and. . operate there all winter. All of which means Mokray ihay become the Ned' Irish of .this area/ Incidentally, the .Garden : has this city listed as one.from which it expects a considerable amount of patronage. Worces- : ter, too; . " . : . ; . #"lia JKMch .3^ two occasions so that both sides of the-story might be disclosed, shows every-.sign of going far into the night. YesteVday 'the accuser presented a new-letter with.fresh evidence. But enough is. enough. Why riot get together 'and stfaighteh'it out" between themselves? . Keep dragging it ^out and a. couple of good organizations will be.held up to a lot o£ criticism, Al Abbott of the-Gardner-News tells .us that. Gardner played its "svorst game in'15 years against St.. Bernard's here.-lasi Saturday. Knowing Al, we are sure .he was n6t trying to :take any of the glory away ; - frbin the Harvard. streeters either. But on the other hand Bill Dooley told us Saturday morning that he was going to "shoot the works" against the Wildcats. - He said that he and-Louie: Moran agreed to-pass, pass,- ····-- pass." That is exactly what they did. _ Since the corning of Dick Collins as the FHS extra point specialist, Crocker field games have something that no other school iri this locality can b.p.ast. Every time that boy gallops out'onto the "field to take care of a conversion, drama as thrilling as anything ever thought up by the writers of thriller-chillers, is enacted. Too bad the results couldn't have been more heartening for the boy in the Greenfield- game. James A. Chalmers, who has been watching college football for a good many years, was"telling us the other day that he thought the navy would beat the army. He said that the Middies have one of the finest lines he ever knew of and, that he expected the team as a whole to be the best in the country as soon as their backfield worked to a point of coordination with the forward wall. . - ; · · This is one of the greatest bowling seasons in the history of the city. There has been plenty of action on all fronts, with women, in particular, flocking to the alleys in .droves. Various industries have gone to town on this pin-spilling business aihd as one of the alley operators told us, "Business would be.even, better if we only had the pin boys to work on the alleys." We should see quite a city tournament this spring. We've been wrong before, but right now we'll predict two.resignations in local, athletic organization ..,,' official.positions. One of the guys, "finking" around in local sports for a number of years, is just about · j fed/up with public sports. '- ; t " · . ^TM^"M^^M«i«»«»M««»^«^^^«W«»MM««M».w,**' i:;: ; Although: the piily active part any athletes played in the Tuesday election was when'Christy Walsh put out a "Meet the Champ" booklet naming some of America's greatest in support .pfiDewey. The real active participants in the election, ex- £iit!Su£8ninj^ member of the Harvard crew, Gov.-Elect Tobin told us when last here that he played sports in high school and the commander- in-dhief himself was known to be quite a swimmer. Errant Patriot SAN l)ffiGX3;HDalif.C4»--Read- ing' in a Lea Angeles newspaper of fee death of a 19-year-old boy, a 15-year-old. Fort Worth, Tex., patriot rushed to fee bureau of vital statistics and obtained a birth certificate under the "borrowtd" name. Then he registered -for fce draft and was waiting to be called when a hotel clerk became suspicious and called juvenile authori- t i e s . ' ·'- . - " · ' . ' . : . · · · ' ' ' ' ! The birth flower for November k the chrysanthemum. Donghboy Thanksgiving BATON ROUGE, La. ·-*» -Twenty-five non corns of the first three grades a* Harding Field have volunteered to do KP. on Thanksgiving to give the lower four grades a rest Lest the rigors of a full day prove too much-for the unpracticed "rank," a number of additional volunteer* have been accepted to permit ·-.- two-shift deal, giving everybody a half-day break. The mines and quarries of ancient Transylvania supplied Bon* with fold and xoarbl*. Springfield May Purchase Navy Sampson/Sheds ·-'.-.---..- ---~.~* .i Jl -.' ,. ·-;_· ..· ·*««. .. ^-.-..,:-..-,·., .,-..;»,,,-. - j. |. Sports Carl"Tonight. Indnsirial Volleyball .League Hcdstrom Union vs. GE Office (girls), 7 . · · · - · - · - . . ATF vs. ILCQ Office (girls), 8; . GE Men vs. ATF, 8. . (All matches at B. F. Brown.) BOSTON, Nov. 9 C4 5 );-- Presidentf- E. M. Best of Springfield college,. who is very eager to grace fee birthplace of basketball wife a worfey shrine; appears to. have solved the problem' of; att institutions lacking j suitable, indoor sports facilities. . He has hopes of purchasing one of fee huge drill sheds at fee Sampson, N. Y.,.naval.base when they are dismantled after the war. Those structures, some of which are 600 CROCKER FIELD SATURDAY, Wl* tl - 2.00 P. grandpa's favorite and yonrs, too Schmidt's helped celebrate Lincoln's election. . Since then, seventeen presidents have --^j^tSalftetfto^ ' years, Schmidt's brews have remained popular favorites because their appealing flavor, sound quality and uniformity have never varied from the high stand- ard«, originally set -for them in .1860. ..InPhiUddpha once 1860 Schmidt's Join the fight... buy, MORE War Bonds! A FAMILY TRADITION FOR FOUR GENERATIONS' 0 DISTRIBUTOR: 95 Brwd St., Fitchburg, Mas*. 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