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fa q)i pnp IS) M Graves Paces Bear Rampage; Fists Fly Three Fights BreakOut;78,000See Waldorf Team Click Aground, in Air By Prescott Sullivan MEMORIAL STADILM, BERKELEY (Calif.). Oct. 4. Call fornia's Golden Bears, Individually the same outfit they were last year but collectively, oh! so different, rolled on to their third sue-cessive victory of the new campaign by crushing: their old rivals from Sit. Mary's College under a a near capacity crowd of 78,000 give or take a few strays-saw the Bears run and pass to a grand total of seven touchdowns in handing the Galloping Gaels from Moraga one of the most decisive lacings they have ever suffered at the hands of a Berkeley team. Not since 1923, when the score was 49 0 against them, had the Gaels been handled as roughly as they were today. Even so, it might have been worse. California had the second, third and fourth stringers and a scattering of ramblers in there at the windup. , Despite its one-sided nature, it was a tempestuous battle marked by three separate and distinct outbreaks of punching, the most serious of which was a flare-up between St. Mary's Johnny Johnson and Cal's Paul Kcckley in the third quarter. The incident took place not far from the California bench, and for a moment it looked as though it would touch off a general free-for-all. But order was restored, and when the game ended, following one more unfortunate episode, California's jubilant rooters crossed . the field and serenaded St. Mary's downcast adherents as though nothing disagreeable had happened. Cal Clicks on Ground, In Air The California side of the stadium had far more reason to be elated than it had to be rednecked and angry. Cal's blocking was savage and effective.' The Bears' ground attack literally flattened the St. Mary's defense. And later in the game, even Cal's aerial attack, of which not much had been expected, clicked with pay-off force. The Bears looked good better by far than they had looked in winning theif opener from Santa Clara, 33-7, and better even than they had appeared in beating Navy 14-7 last week. So the few fistic diEturbances which marred the afternoon were quickly forgotten as California rooters rallied to the thought that theirs is a team that might go all the way yes, even to the Rose Bowl. As of now, California is the only unbeaten, untied conference power. That's it. The same guys who won only two games all last year are leading the pack. It might not last through next Saturday when Cal plays Wisconsin, but it is something for Berkeley to crow about lor the nonce, at least. The betting today was even money that Cal would win by 13 points. It took but a few minutes for the Bears to convince the crowd that it wasn't going to be that close. California went to work right at the outset and by half time it had the ball game sewed up, 19 to 0. Bears backs, notably Johnny Graves, fullback and acting captain, ran riot through St. Mary's weak but willing line. And when St. Mary's managed to get the ball, Cal's big forwards and alert pass defenders thwarted the Gaels' every more. ' Wedemeyer Has an Off Day All America Herman Wedemeyer suffered as did the rest of St. Mary's backs. Making his last stand in the Berkeley Stadium, a circumstance which the Cal rooting section noted by flashing "Aloha, Wedey" during the half time card stunts, Hei-man was something less than the ball of fire he had been in three other appearances against the Bears. Fact is, Wedey was something of a goat, although had he been twins, or even triplets, he couldn't possibly have saved the Gaels from a drubbing. California's edge was too well defined for any one man, or any three men as good as Wedemeyer, to make up the difference. Nevertheless, Herman did not have a good day. He let one touchdown pass whistle right under his nose and a fumble by him (Continued on Page 21, Col. 1) Can Ifeneli r- Dy Bob MEMORIAL STADIUM, BERKELEY, Oct. A. In the opinion of Coach Jim Thelan, who lias just received the second worst licking In his entire coaching career, the easily reach the Rose Bowl!" "Gentlemen, I have just seen one helluva ball club,'' the veteran Gael mentor said In the dressing1 room. His charges, fresh from being- larruped by Cal, 4.-6, were trying to figure out what had hit them. "Y., they can very easily go to the Rose Bowl. "USC won't come close to stopping 'em, but UCLA might give 'em an argument." Asked to compare the Waldorf Bears with the Thunder team of 1937, Phelan unhesitatingly com mented: "It's too early yet to say this club is better. But you can bet your best shirt they compare favorably and certainly they have more reserves. How I like those ends and those tackles, and those guards and those centers and those backfielders. I don't think I've ever seen so many fast linemen in one place at one time." BEARS IMPROVED. Jimmy thought California was far improved over its effort against Santa Clara and was only grateful the Bears hadn't exceeded his all time low. That was in 1922 when his Purdue team took a 620 shellacking from Iowa. We asked Phelan if the quality of his Gaels didn't have something to do with the Bears' showing. His answer was a strong "No. XVe're not a solid ball club but, Hell, that California la just one terrific team." Phelan expressed a note of regret that Herman Wedemeyer phowed so poorly again the fault of those big, fast charging Cal linemen. Like Waldorf. Jimmy shook off the fistic battles attending the pa me with an explanation tnat pome kids just blow their toppers In the heat of battle. We talked to the two principals In the "main event," Halfback 43-6 score this afternoon. Brachman aam 1947 California varsily "ran very Paul Keckley of the Bears and End Johnny Johnson of the Gaels. Their versions varied. Johnson said the play was dead when the Bear back grabbed him and spun him around, "so I just let him have it." That he did because Keckley sported a "beaut" on his left eye where Johnnv's right connected. ','Vour ,arn right I was, said the half pint Bear. "Take a look at this." he pointed to the "shiner.'! There also was a sliglit cut clos3 to the bridge of his nose. "I guess he just got sore be cause I tried o block him out," Keckley t eclared. "Wasn't much to it." Coach Lynn Waldorf of Cal commented: "You can make more of It than there was. A fine rela- . tionship exists between the schools and will continue. I was sorry to see the game marred by a couple of punches traded by kids who just forgot themselves." LYNX TLEASED. In the light of events, Waldorf didn't want to talk about boxing. He wanted to talk football about his Bears. "I sure do feel good about this one. I even think it cured my cold. There were two things .that pleased me particularly I think our blocking was considerably better and our passing has moved up." t For the first time this season Waldorf was willing to single out a couple ot his Hears. He men tioned Captain Johnny Graves' running and Bob Celeri's passing but quickly returned to form with. 'it was a good steady team per formance." From the balcony, "Pappy" (Continued on Tage 21, Col. I) Shea's Thinking c;? . . ,' .;.::- . ..... 111 - -sV'r' V' ' w x- v , ft "s t -I ' t' NT X : 4 fi . : - i ;M Kit ti ' BEARS ALERT! Tackled behind the line, California's Jackie Jensen did some quick thinking;, whipped a lateral to Bob Celeri (arrow to ball) and, instead of losing- yards, the Bears picked up 11 yards on this third period play. Ted Kenfield (upper left), leaped out of Celeri's way as the Bear back ran right by Bob Testolesi (left foreground), Johnny Russell (21) and Chet Szumlanski (32). Ceieri, hero of the triumph over Navy, passed to two of the Bears' seven touchdowns. Broncs Nip Fresno 20-19 By Bill Mulligan RATCLIFFE STADIUM, FRESNO, Oct. 4. Santa Clara's Broncos came up with their first victory of the 1947 coajon tonight by eking out a 20-19 win over Fresno State's Bulldogs. ni;T PlRKiK Aftfi- ilin iivl one-lmlf mlnut Bill s)trin:iii toon HmMh'a 40-vaid punt Shhib L'la-.-ii' H.". anil, utter kfy Work hy Bill I'l enli'i- vent Bj ynl for tlir toui-huown. Iterlilnn ronvprted. o set tlie Rem m 7-rt in- Sunt i'lars fdvur. Two more thrsani hy the Rronroa took the ball over the soal line. A forward puss Hheridan to VVllllitma. was ruleil incomplete in the end lone, and Prentice 4.Vyan! run to pay dirt as called back Jor Bronco llolilitiE. The Broncos hnd the hall on their own 4S at the end of the quarter. Score: Santa, lara 1, Fresno Stat 0. SKI OM1 Ul AKTt.K Santa Clara ended a Slyard drive after Ihrea minutes elapsed in the period with a touchdown by Paul Conn on a nine and two yard end run, the latter resultltm In 1 sweep over the end stripe untouched. Hherltinn converted. Kcner: Santa lara 14. Frenim Statu II. The Broncos then started a tumhllns spree that was deadly. Ktisene re Kllipis, Krone half, fumbled on his own 44. Tin BulldoBs recovered and slutted a dilM with smashes end runs and short fonvai nasxea cnrrvlnx them over the tnal with a ua.-s. Ancy to .Hoffman, atx-ouniina for the score. Knelling' placement for conversion as blocked. The second Bulldog score was set up Dy a stolen ha7i. Verne Hsae. Krone hnlt. never fully R"t possesion uf the pIRsMn on an end run and it vas hnmked from Ills rap and recovered on Santa Clara's 2-i bv Banner. Montgomery passed for six 4 nsss. Montgomery to. Hoffman, and i lateral to Smith carried the had to the Hione nine. Palmo then skirted left end fur a tnui-hilon n. kmeline conv erted. Score at half: Santa Clara 14, Fresno State i:i. TMIIttl Ul ARTKIt The Proncns and Bulldocs matched touch downs In this period. The Broncos u?e.l mdy three plsvs for a 55-yard drive, with Conn Ruing 21 yards, liare tsarina off IV snd Conn golns over on an end run. Bherl-dan'a conversion Placement wa low. Later the Bulldogs' Montgomery threw a lnntt pass over Samhrnillo for 40 jarda and a touchdown. KniellnB's conversion attempt was blocked. fceore: Sanla 'ara ?(l. Vresno Stat IB. Fill KTH t)l AKTfiK For more than a half of the final quarter the two teams battled on even terms. Then Palmo tore 11 yarda. and Montgomery-passed to Ayres for 26 yards, and the Bull-does were pressln son Santa Clara'a 20. The Broncoe pushed Fresno back for 28 vards. and a fake placement, with Palme carrying the ball, failed to make yardage, Banta Clara takli'K over on Its own 13. Conn then s'arted another tnar.'n. wttn runs of IS md 10 plus. Line plunges by riowlinc end Chlnn took the hall Into Fresno territory, out the Bronca were forced to punt. Hare was rsll'rt for interterence. and me Bulhlons got tho ball on their own 41. The game ended with Fresno having the ball on Its own 4. hut a penalty on the play asve the Rullriots another try, on which Montgom-rv was tossed for a 10-yard loss. Final score t ,anta tiara TO, Fresno State Iff. ..I Four-Hitter Trims Dodgers, fc. . . . JU ccco SAN Car lis'cd vMiIaisan.49-Iei By Harry Borba MICHIGAN STADIUM, ANN ARBOR, Oof. 4.These were not the shades of Fielding: Vot' "point a minute" men who beat Stan-fnrfl. 49.13. hefnre fifi.100 nprsons In this beautiful sunken bowl this afternoon. These Wolverines, all of a size and match, probably would have spotted the 1902 Michiganders some two touchdowns and then beaten them by two. That is how good the Fritz Crisler 1947 ver sion looked as it trampled a game, willing but incompetent Stanford team into the turf. The Indians, mind you, were incompetent only compared with mighty Michigan. This Michigan team, excuse us, these Michigan teams did to Stanford what that Fielding Yost team did in 1902 in the first Tour nament of Roses game in i'asa-dena. They scored 49 points. This Indian team outdid that Stanford eleven by scoring two touchdowns and plavinz the Wolverines off their feet in the second half. It should be explained that Coach H. O. "Fritz" Crisler used his third team all through the second half while the Stanford valiants, ever surging, scored two touchdowns against one. The tally at the end of thirty minutes, with Crisler using his first two strings and some thirds while keeping up a never ceasing parade of substitutes, was Michi gan 42. Stanford 0. The score could have been disgraceful had UCLA Brosizzl?r to EVANSTON, 111., Oct. 4. (AP) A fourth-string halfback, speedy Jules Sicgle, grabbed a thirty-three-yard touchdown pass in the fourth period to hand in spired Northwestern a sizzling 27 to 26 win over heavily-favored UCLA before 44,000 at Dyche Stadium today. The actual victory margin was provided by Quarterback Jim Far-rar's point-after-touchdown, but Siegle in his first and only play r Mr't 7 . ittininrch. o the Onilirs FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 5, 1947 not Crisler been a merciful man. Maybe he was only working a few boys into competitive shape for the rough Big Nine schedule that lies between Ann Arbor and the 1948 Rose Bowl. NAMES TO NOTE. Out of the welter of Stanford woes came some names to be noted as the Indians try next Saturday to get a victory after two straight losses. Marchie Schwartz Indians started with only one man of the backfield that was to have put Stanford in the forefront of football this yeai Ainslee Bell, the quarterback. Sidelined were Bobby Anderson, the scooting left half, and George Quist. the battering right half and linebacker, both by injuries. Gone, as oft mentioned. Lloyd Mcrriman to pro baseball. Today, trying to hold Stanford's red torch aloft and succeeding against age, maturity, height and experience were Danny Mervin, a pass-snagging end; Wayne "Sabu" Erickson, a 153-pound left half; Julian D. Field, another scat-back of the same poundage; Mike Durkct, a terrific punter; Harry (Continued on Fage 24. Col. 7) of the game broke the back of the heralded Uclans with his payoff snatch from Farrar midway in the closing period with Northwestern behind, 26 to 20. The Uclans blew a 13-0 lead in the second period and were demoralized by two sensational Northwestern touchdown runs in the third period a ninety-three yard kickoff return by Frankie Aschenbrenner and a sixty-six- Gardner to Face Quick In Golf Fina By Harry M. Hayuard PEBBLE BEACH, Oct. 4 Smiley Quick of Inglewood tomorrow will battle Bob Gardner of Los Angeles in an all-southern California thirty-six-hole final for the State amateur golf championship. Quick, the 1945 national public links champion, defeated San Francisco's Paul Millett today in a semi-final which went thirty-four holes, 3 and 2. Gardner, 1945 and 1946 southern California amateur champion and twice runner-up for this title, smothered Vein Callison of Sacramento, 8 and 6. DECISION QUESTIONED. Ninety-nine percent of the gal-leryitcs who witnessed the morning round of the Quick-Millett affair definitely and vociferously believe that San Francisco's Paul Millett was given the shabby end nf a decision bv Referee Tex Schramm. The verdict cost Millett the sixteenth hole in the morning round and meant that Paul was leading by one up instead of two up at the noon period. The importance of the decision shrunk as Quick came from be- (Continued on Page 27, Col. 6.) ;C.-iig. 27-26 yard punt return by Tom Worth-ington. UCLA had been a 13-point favorite- over the Wildcats, who were def " "-' o"on(,r last week by Vandei bilt. 3-0. It wasn't as humiliating as UCLA's "4514 Rose Bowl drubbing by Illinois, but it was stunning, especially after UCLA's win over Iowa last Saturday. Worthington, a second string (Continued on Taffe 25, Col. 5) Fans Lavagelto With Tying Run on Second Spec Drives in First Run for Winners; Di Mag Homer Proves Victory Margin By Bob Consldlnc International .e Service Sports Writer EBBETS FIELD, KOOKLVN. Oct. 4. Frank Shea, youn? Yankee righthander who came up from Oakland, superbly moved hi ball club out to the front in the World Series, three games to two, today by turning back the Dodgers, 2 to 1. With the tying run on second base, Brooklyn's Immortal pinch-hitler Cookie Lavag-eto at hat, and two out in the ninth inning, Two World Marks Set At Albany By Abe Kemp Not all the Incredible ac-in complishments take place Brooklyn. At Golden Gate Fields, fastest racing strip in the United States, world records were established yesterday for six furlongs and a mile and one sixteenth. The two new champions are Charles S. Howard's Fair Truckle, who scampered six furlongs in 1:08 2-5, and Mrs. J. D. Hertz' Count Speed, who traveled the mile and one sixteenth in 1:41. This almost unbelievable dem onstration of equine speed stunned the 19,579 who turned out for the afternoon's sport. For the benefit of any Doubt ing Thomases, a canvass ol independent dockers revealed that they all caught both horses in the same time as that of the official track timer, Russel Brown. WINS IN BREEZE. Using the Pleasanton Handicap as the medium of his world shattering performance, the English )bred Fair Truckle left his field hopelessly in the wake to win by five lengths. His blistering frac- (Continued on Page 97 Cn ?) o. 2 for Shc.i M VtlKK (AL) stlroivelsa. ib .... flrnrirh, rf Utidrll, If IHMsnlo. rf .... MiUiilnii. lb . . PO.A.K. Johnnon. 3h ...... A. Kobln-on. e , , . itlmiln, ss Shea, p , , 1 0 Totals KIUIOKLVN (M.I .Mtnk, 'b ietser . ........ Ml UK, 1 ...... .eee, ss ....... -I. Kohlnton, lb tlalker, rf . ... Herottin'.kl, If .... I.tlnardv. e I.omharul .... Kiirlllo. rf Jortrnsrn. 3b ... Harney, n Ilatten. n it ! 7 H. PO.A.I tl II II (I I II II II II I II II U U Iilnntridilo ...II Helirntan. j O Vatithan I Latatrtto L Totals :tu 1 4 21 1 II J t.loiilrliltlo walked for Mullen In slvth. innn dotililril lor Hehrnmn In seivnlh. Kelser walked fur KtanUy In eynth. lomoardl ran for t:dnrd In ninth. I.mnr'lt fanned for ary In ninth. r lork I L Krimklyn I V I.) IHItt I 10 tMIO-tlilll 11(11 IHIII- UHI Mim, III Mmiilo, J. KcittliiMin 'JB llenrlrli. atljhltn, Mlra. HK III Mactio. x Kurlllo. 1)1' Hrese. Manky and J. lioh-lilson '!. KR New i ork (Al, 1. Bro.ik-hn (M. I. LOB New York AL 11. Brooklyn (M.l 8. BB Barney iMIrn-nrlss i, l.ludrll IS Kliuto Hrnrk'h. A. Kohlnson. .lohnson); shea a (l(eee i. t.lon-frlddo, d arils, Reiser I: Hehmtan (111 Maealol so Barnev 3 1 1M Jlitiln. John son Jit Shea 7 IKiwaros. Joritensen Manky, Heese, J. Ilomnwm, i.n bchhci , llattrn (shea): Behrman 3 tl.lnilrll, Mc-Uttinnl :t asey tsitlrnwelssi. P ton nr Ntimmarvt Darner i runs, s hits In 2-3 Innings; Hallen. no runs, no hits In I 1-3 Inning: Hehriuan. no runv I hit In one Inntnr; (arv, no runs, I nit In 9 lnnln(t Hit hy Pitcher, hy t a-ey ll.lndrll), W Barney. Passed Balls Itl- arils '. LP Barney, 1 moires Mrliowan (Al.l PI. Plneltl (NLl lb lliinimel lAL in. 4uft (M.I ,'lh. M-vierkurth (lf. Bover (Al.l. At tendance :u,3n paid Time !: lit. PAUS0N & CO Featuring a Complete Line of The Greatest Name in Rainwear KEARNY at SUTTER STREET Ulll 111 ! II I ! IIJWULP mi. I.I. ' I III II "' II --TTIT'r" 2 to 1 Shea reached his pinnacle to th utter joy of his teammates and the anguished screams of 34,379 Ebbets Field fans. Frank struck out Lavagetto swingin' on a smoking fast ball, and the curtain fell with a loud clatter on a tight, wil-knit drama that possessed all the good baseball the early series, games have so appallingly lacked. The often daft 1947 World Scries spectacle now returns to the Yankee Stadium tomorrow for the sixth game. REYNOLDS VS. LOMBARDI. Allie Reynolds, winner of the second game, will pitch for the Yanks against Vic Lombard!, whom he conquered in that second game. Today's was Shea's second victory in the series, for he gained credit for winning the first game although he was lifted by Bucky Harris in the. middle of the fray. He held the Dodgers to four hits, and didn't give up a safe knock until the fifth inning. Shea was at his greatest today at the very moments when only his best would suffice. He burned a searing third strike across the plate on Peewee Reese in the seventh inning with the bases filled and two outs. ' And his strikeout of Lavagetto at the game's end after the count had gone to three and two and the Italian was swinging lustily for the kind of miracle he wrought in yesterday's fourth game was great pitching. Shea virtually won his own came, a memory for any pitcher to treasure. He drove in the first Yankee run with a spanking single to left in the fourth inning which scored his catcher, "Aaron Robinson. Joe Di Maggio provided the other Yankee run, in a style that only Di Mag can achieve. He leaned his great rhythmic brawn against one of Rex Bar ney's fast balls in the fifth and drove the horsehidc into the upper stands in left-center. Tho ball was still fifty feet high in the air when it made its crash landing in the distant stands. It was Joe's second home run of Ce series. ' Those were the two Yankee runs, but Shoa did what he could to lengthen the lead. He doubled to the wall in left-center in the eighth, off Casey, but he was stranded. FOUR DODGER HLRLERS. v Shea was opposed on the mound by four Dodger throwers. including, at the end. the lumbering Hugh Casey, winner of the previous two games as a pinch-pitcher. If Lavagetto had busted one today Casey was the potential holder of the incredible record of three consecutive victories. Frank's first opponent, Barney, was a whim of Manager Burt Shotton. So wild that he was lucky not to be slaughtered, Barney walked nine men during his four and two thirds innings in the game, (Continued on Page 2(5, Col. 1) SINCE 1875 t n r A--' l'.'7..:. ' mm

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