The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on November 2, 1947 · 21
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 21

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Sunday, November 2, 1947
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o)fjo) iiauu WW Ml jJS 0 t J f Craves Scores After 83 Yard Offensive Dropped Passes, Fumble Cost Possible Points; Brums Fight Until Final Play By Prescott Sullivan MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1.. California's Golden Bears made hard, nerve wracking work out of. what could have been a relatively easy chore here today, but, because they were equal to the burdens they imposed on themselves everything turned out all right. They won the game, 6 to 0, over their cousins, the Bruins of UCLA, before a whopper crowd of 80,266, and with the victory they preserved at least a matncmatical chance of going to the Rose Bowl come January 1. We can't call it more than that. For the Bears to qualify as serious candidates for the Pasadena plum picking, some one will have to beat USC. We wouldn't know whom that would be. Stanford isn't likely to do the job next week and after what we saw today we must doubt that UCLA is capable of it, either. Still, there was deep satisfaction for California in its success of this afternoon. The Bruins had been 10-6 favorites to beat the Bears and a goodly portion of the vast throng turned'out in happy anticipation of a UCLA landslide. Missed Passes, Fumble Cut Down Scoring It didn't work out that way. California seized the initiative from the start and was the dominant force through most of the game. But for three dropped passes, each of which might have been good for a touchdown, and a first period fumble which stalled them three yards short of pay dirt, the Bears probably would have won 'way off. s . As it was, they had to march 83 yards for their winning margin which was finally realized when Johny Graves took a lateral from Bob Celeri and scooted 2 yards around UCLA's unguarded right end. Jim Collum's try for the seventh point was blocked by George Pastre, Bruin tackle. All of that took place in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, so you can see that the Bears were pretty late in cashing in on their obvious advantages over their Westwood kinfolk. Even after they had taken that 6-0 lead, Pappy Waldorf's lads gave their admirers little opportunity to sit back and relax, sure that the day had been won. A third string Bruin quarterback named Ray Nagel came perilously close to undoing the Bears' good work with passes that didn't miss by much and then there was the matter of a fumble which staked UCLA to an unlooked for last chance with only 58 seconds of the game remaining. Celerl's Interception Ends Last Bruin Hope George Fong dropped the ball and Bill Chambers, 225-pound Bruin guard, fell on it on the California 40-yard line. Not until Celeri had intercepted a pass by Nagel and returned it 37 yards to the Bruin 34 did Cal rooters uncross their fingers. They could breathe easily then. The contest ended with the next play with the Bears in possession of the hide on the Bruin 30. When it was all over Pappy smiled broadly and said it was a "team job." He didn't want to single out any of the boys for special commendation although he might have said a word for Bob Hile-man, Jim Muir and Jackie Jensen, who did a powerful lot of useful things on defense. Indeed had he not adopted a policy against passing out individual bouquets, Waldorf might have" handed one to Bert La Bru-cherie, the UCLA coach, for no one can be sure that California despite its super line and greater striking power could have won without La Brucherie's aid. Twice during California's 83-yard victory drive, La Brucherie, strangely co-operative, helped the Bears along by injudicious substitutions. Each cost the Bruins a 5-yard penalty and while the Bears might not have been dependent upon such help it certainly was true that the two penalties shortened their road by 10 yards, Jensen Pulls Bears Out oi Trouble Nevertheless, it was a journey. The start of it grew out of Jensen's interception of a pass by Carl Benton, the Bruin quarter back, along toward the close of the third period. Earlier in the quarter, the Bruins ha"d twice stood on Cal's 30 yard line and now after UCLA had pressured and forced Dick Erickson to kick from behind his own goal line, the Bruins were acting up just 26 yards from pay dirt. They looked dangerous, too, until Jensen, always an alert un on pass defense, leaped high to snatch Benton's throw and carry it back five yards to the Bear 17. That was the beginning. With the next play, Jensen took a lateral from Erickson and dashed around left end for 11. The Bears .were on their way. As the contest moved into the fourth quarter, Celeri hit big John Cunningham with a 15-yard pitch. Kenfield rammed out an other three and then came the first of La Brucherie's two brain storms. Rtonnrrh, of th Oall'u Kwiworf. CCCC SAN FRANCISCO. NOVEMBER 2. 1947 21 Cal tar Throws A even! Badgers Win OnX.IT. Gifts EVANSTON (111), Nov. 1. (INS) His name wasn't in the linkups, but the 44,000 fans who saw Northwestern bow to Wisconsin, 29-0, today are convinced that Santa Claus was playing In the Wildcat back field. The alert, speedy Badgers, undefeated thus far In Big Nine play, didn't stop to look the gift horses in the mouth. They scored once in the first period after pouncing on a Northwestern fumble deep in Wildcat territory and then added a field goal by Lisle Blackbourn. The Wildcats fumbled twice in the second period and again Wisconsin capitalized on the breaks to score two more touchdowns. HOW IIOISCII WAS HALTED! Fierce tackling by California's Bears gave Al Hoisch, 145-pound scatback of the Bruins, no chance to break away yesterday. The open field ace was held to a net gain of ten yards. Here Johnny Graves throws the No. 1 man after a one-yard cain on an end sweep. s. r. Examiner photo by pnui Burg. La Brucherie Gives Cal 10 Yards as Gilt The Bruin coach sent in a substitute after the official's 25 second count had been started. It cost UCLA five and advanced the ball to the Bruin 46. There, Celeri wound up and lofted a long high one to Frank van Deren. The Bear end was in the clear on the 20 and it looked as though the TD was in the bag. Only trouble was, Van Deren dropped the melon. The Cal side of the stadium groaned at that. But its pain was short lived. Jack . (Continued on Tage 22, Col. 1 ) Waldorf Clratefii Fa Qiii Penalties By Bob Brachman MEMORIAL STADIUM, LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1. "Pappy" Waldorf is forever grateful to two 5-yard penalties and, of all things, a I SC necktie. We'll leave the story of the cravat for last because jt added only a sentimental touch. But those two five yard "delaying the game" penalties, those are something that all participants in California's 6-0 win over the UCLA Bruins and the 80,266 witnesses will be talking about for some time to come. Just by way of refresher, recall that, twice on second down during the Bears' 83-yard victory touchdown march, the Bruins were penalized five for delay. There was wonderment on all sides and the Bruins were ready to fight Referee Bill Fischer on the second occasion when the ball1 was nudged up to the 10-yard line. Fischer clarified the whole Situation. He explained: "After time out and once the ball is set down and the twenty-five second count is begun, it is violation to interrupt flint count with a substitution." It's plainly written in the rule book, and the wonder is that Coach Bert LaBrucherie did it not once, but twice when it hurt. We didn't have the heart or courage to walk up to "La- Bruch" and ask him if he didn't know the rules. So we put it this way: "How about the officiating?" "Nothing wrong with it," he parried. So we made it more direct. "What about those two delay penalties?" we asked, with feet in starting position. BEAKS WERE RELAXED. "I've never seen them called before that way," the little UCLA mentor shot back. "I don't want to talk about officiating." So we shifted to the Bears' dressing room where Waldorf was repeating over and over, I'm just proud as hell of these kids. Gee, they played a swell game.' "What about the penalties? Pappy." "Well, I'm grateful for 'em," USC Downs Wash., 19-0 SEATTLE, Nov. 1. (AP) The mighty football machine of South-em California kept up its steady drive toward the Rose Bowl today by crushing the stubborn University of Washington Huskies 19 0, powering 93 yards to a second quarter touchdown and adding 2 more in the final period. A crowd of 32,000 saw the fast and hefty Trojans whip a jinx that had kept them from a victory on Seattle sod for fifteen years. The passing of Quarterback George Murphy, the line smashes of Don Doll and the scampering of Mickey MeCardle carried the men of Troy to all the points they needed for victory in that one great attack, MeCardle snaggling an 11-yard pass from Murphy on the goal line for the touchdown V e r 1 Lillywhite plunged yards for the second touchdown and the Southern California subs added the last one, Dean Dill spinning over right tackle for 6 yards to pay territory. Washington was in the game and battling until that second Trojan tally, which came in the fourth period just before a driv- (Contbiued on Page 23, Col. 1) St. Mary's Frosh Blanks Santa Clara TOWNSEND FIELD, SANTA CLARA, Nov. 1. Led by the brilliant passing and running of Dick Jarvis of Modesto, who flipped two touchdown passes in the opening quarter, tne St. Mary s Frosh defeated Santa Claras Freshman eleven, 27-0, here today. Hiieliisaai Hurdles PSlJlesI Illiiii, 14-7 By Chas. Chamberlain . forced to pass up one fine scoring opportunity in the final quarter when Michigan's aggressive line held on the eleven following a re covered fumble, suffered their second consecutive defeat before a sellout nomecoming crowa oi 71,119. The victory, Michigan's twenty- third in the thirty-three game rivalry between the two schools, gave Coach Fritz Crisler's team a tremendous shove towards the crown with three conference wins. Its remaining foes are Indiana Wisconsin and Ohio State, all comparatively easy. Illinois was the big hurdle. BUMP IS STAR. Chalmers (Bump) Elliott of nearby Bloomington, 111.,- who passed up the Illinois campus to join his brother, Pete, at Michigan, was the driving force in the Wolverines' two touchdowns in the first half. After Gene Derricotte had herd ed Michigan 58 yards only to fumble away the ball on the 14 at the outset of the opening period, Elliott took Dwight. Eddie-man's punt and streaked 75 yards to a touchdown. Illinois tied the score in the first 90 seconds of the second period. Fullback Russ Steger broke loose for a 54-yard sprint before Pete Elliott caught him on the 13. Pitching Perry Moss rifled 5 yards to Art Dufelmeier and finally the Uhni reached the 1- yard stripe with the aid of a 5-yard offside infraction. Then Steger rolled over the top of the CILVMPAIGN (III.), Nov. 1. (AP) Michigan's fiery blend of nassinir and running cut down dogged Illinois, U-7, today as the undefeated Wolverines gained their sixth football triumph in a charge to he Big Nine title and the accompanying Rose Bowl trip. Thf Hrfpndine- chamnion. Illini. juicmgan line 10 score ana j-uh Maechtle booted the point. Bob Chappuis, who with Derri cotte, "Bumps" Elliott and Jack Wcisenburgcr helped roll up Michigan's 217 yards by rushing and eighty-eight by air, was instrumental in the Wolverines' de cisive touchdown in the second quarter which covered seventy- nine yards In six plays, excluding a five yard offside debit. Chappuis fired a twenty-two yard pass to "Bump" Elliott who smashed thirty more before being downed on the four. After the penalty, reserve halfback Henry Fonde drilled over and Dick Brieske made his thirty-third con version in thirty-six attempts this season. Moss had streaks of amazing accuracy with his passes. He hit three times for a total of twenty- (Contlnued on Page 23, Col. 4) Missouri Routs Cornhuskers,47-6 COLUMBIA (Mo.), Nov. 1. (AP) Scoring in every quarter, the University of Missouri took over undisputed possession of first place in the Big Six Conference football race with a 47-6 rout of the Nebraska Cornhuskers before 22,000 today. Six Missouri players, led by Bill Day who scored twice, figured in Missou ri's point-making. It was the Ti gers' third Big Six win against no defeats. I Football Today USF Faces Santa Clara By Curjey Grieve One of those good old-fashioned neighborhood brawls will take place today when University of San Francisco and Santa Clara square off in the Kezar ring for the eighteenth renewal of their annual contest. Kickoff time is 2 p.m. A crowd of 40,000 is expected and if the football fans are smart, the stadium will be comfortably filled. The game packs a tremendous appeal because it is sure to be hard and cleanly fought, with both sides going all out to hang this one up in the trophy room. That both have been beaten twice carries little significance. It is NOT for any championship. It is just a game replete with tense rivalry and glamorized by tradi tion. For USF it is their homecom ing, and old grads swear they did not come here from all parts of the country to cheer a loser. SANTA CLARA HAS WON 15. Another vital factor has been injected to whip up the spirit of players and rooting sections. That was the deft theft of the Santa Clara-St. Mary's trophy bell by Don students and players from the Moore Drydock Com pany Friday. It was the rallying center at USF and guard Joe Dougherty aptly expressed the significance of this coveted emblem by shouting to cheering students, "They say this bell rings for thirty seconds; we'll (Continued on Page 21, Col. 6) Beavers Sneak Past Battling Indians, 13-7 Blocked Punt, OSC Passes Tell Story As Improved Cards Drop 6th in Row By Harry Borba STANFORD STADIUM, Nov. 1. Stanford's battered young Indians, flattened five times previously, almost got up off the floor today against Oregon State's heavily favored Beavers. . ... i : Playing a desperate, hard-' WTVT U- I charging game against a team w ttatry ill Peak Ilait Ciaels Lose By Dick Toner BRIGGS STADIUM, DETROIT, Nov. 1. The odds make is scored a direct hit today when Detroit University, favored by 13 points, spanked a luckless but spirited St. Mary's eleven, 19-6 in an intersectional before 20,253 With Herman Wedemeyer es tablishing himself as an All-Amer- lean in Detroit at least, the Gaels played perhaps their best game and would have crossed up the betting gentry at least a little but for a series of bad breaks, eight of 'em, to be exact. ine Dreaks, nowever, were largely the Gaels' own fault, so they make no excuse. Too much of the time, St. Mary's was just overpowered on the ground. Pri marily, that's why the Titans won. YEDErS PASSES CLICK. Difference between the two teams probably is truly indicated by the first down totals seven teen for Detroit and fifteen for St. Mary's. Detroit's running game, one of the Nation's best on past figures, netted 337 yards to 137 for St. Mary's. The Gaels1 completing ten of eighteen passes, gained 164 yards in the air to 73 for the Titans. So Detroit had a commanding edge In total yardage. But it had no Wedemeyer. And the Ha waiian star, playing at his best, was a tremendous of fsettcr if not an upsetter. Wedemeyer threw most of the Gael passes and, doing a large part of the fullbackuig as well as most of the halfbacking, ground out 89 yards In 18 carries for a 4.99 average. He scored the touchdown on a 2-yard drive straight down the middle to culminate a 57-vard march in the third quarter and bring the score to 13-6. In the sec on quarter, he passed the Gaels to within five yards of the Titan goal, where the clock stopped tnem. And he launched other drives that were abortive because of fumbles. HERMAN PULLED OUT. Wedcy might have done more but he didn't play the last ten minutes. Last time he carried the ball he was kneed in the back and kicked in the shin. Phelan de cided the Honoluluan had had enough and pulled him out and kept him out. Herman wasn't hurt badly though and he'll be set for future games. Detroit started like a tank through small trees, driving 62 yards to a touchdown after re receiving the initial kickoff. Co- Captain Joe Wright, left half, Mike Kayserrian, 220 pound fullback and Gene Malinowski, 217 pound quarterback, carried the mail to the Gael 16 with Kurkow-ski's 26 yard charge around right end and the main blow. Kurkow-ski stormed outside left tackle on second down and crashed 16 yards for a score. Jack O'Leary came off the bench to place kick the extra point. In the second quarter came a (Continued on Page 22, Col. 8) that was evidently overconfident, the Indians lost their sixth straight, 13-7,. They lost because of a high pitch from center and a- resultant blocked punt. As usual, the fates were dogging the Schwartzmen, who had buckled up to end their losing streak and almost did against about as sloppy an Oregon State oufit as has invaded California in the Lon Stiner regime. Had the Indians been able to choke the short passing game generated by the lefthanded Don Samuel and the righthanded Ken Carpenter, they might have turned in the season's biggest upset locally. OSC PASSES CLICK. They had the large Beaver tackles all twisted out of shape by a sharp line charge and cleaver like blocking, particularly in the first half. But they couldn t stop the short Beaver chucks, nor could they make their own passing game go. The Indian receivers were in the open in the first two periods but the pitchers couldn't find the targets. Stanford outplayed the Beav ers from here to Corvallia throughout the first half, taking" the ball once on downs on their 16 and once being compelled to relinquish it on the Beaver 2. The crowd of 9,000 loyal root ers who braved a blustering, shower sprinkled afternoon was beginning to wonder what had become of the big bad Beavers as the clock read two minutes to play in the half. DISTRACTING RAINBOW. Out of a shower appeared a perfect rainbow. One end of it nestled in the corner of the Stanford end zone. The other was behind Oregon State's goal posts. Oregon State had just fought off an Indian drive and Don Samuel, great Beaver back, caught the Indians napping with a 43 yard quick kick on third down from his 29. Stanford retrieved the ball on its own 35 as the rainbow dis tracted the throng. It must have distracted Dick Flatland, too, in his upside down attitude of passing back to Mike Durket, Stanford's punting ace. PUDDY BLOCKS BOOT. Dick pitched high. Durket leaped for the catch and swung his toe. Hal Puddy, Oregon tackle, . went up and met the ball with his chest. It bounded back and center Jim Swarbrick fell upon it on the Indian 15. Carpenter hit for a pair. Dick - Twenge crashed center for three. The toughened Indians were doing all right until Carpenter shot a short pass to End Dave Anderson, who was promptly ! smashed earthward by Captain i George Quist. But the pitch net- , ted seven yards and first down on the Indian 3. . Samuel slashed right guard for . three and the touchdown. Warren Simas kicked the point and the highly touted Beavers finally J were in front, 7-0, after twenty- 1 nine minutes of play. f INDIANS BATTLE. Sanford's smarting Indians j came out fighting for the third ! quarter. Bobby Anderson fum- , bled Carpenter's kickoff on the goal line but Captain George ! Quist, a giant in all departments today, picked up the ball and ; (Continued on Page 21. Col. 2) PAUSON&COttl SINCE 1875 The Oiamp-Man ' War-Pics at M (Continued on Page 22, Col. 3) LEXINGTON (Ky.), Nov. 1. (AP) Man o' War, America's foremost thoroughbred, died of a heart attack today. Death came to the big red 30- year-old stallion at the Faraway faim of his owner, Samuel D. Riddle of Lexington and Philadelphia. Starting in 1919 as a two-year-old he won 20 of the 21 races he entered, established five world records and retired after two years to become the leading money winning sire of all time. "Pops," the name the stable boys tagged on him, had been ill since last summer. Patrick O'Neill, farm manager, said Man O' War would be interred Monday in his private paddock at the base of a statue that will be erected. Man O' War's life span was compared to the equivalent of 105 years in a person. DEFEATED BY UPSET. Riddle, who remained the horse's greatest fan, purchased him as a yearling. He paid the late August Belmont $5,000 for the son of Fair Play-Mahubah. Man O' War's lone defeat was by Upset in the Sanford at Saratoga in his two year old season. Man O' War recovered from a bad start and pulled out of close quarters in the stretch to come within a half length of winning that one, too. When Alan O' War raced there was little or no betting. In the Belmont Stakes as a three year old the odds closed at 1 to 100. TOO MUCH WEIGHT. In nine of his twenty-one starts he carried 130 or more pounds arid once carried 138. He raced at distances of five furlongs to a mile and five-eighths and seemed to delight in outdistancing his foes. He once won a race by nearly a quarter of a mile. Handicappers consistently as- (Continued on Page 23, Col. 8) I in Featuring a Complete Line of The Greatest Name in Rainwear KEAtfNY at SUTTER STREET -''-j!1min--niinfii(fiMiifiimifrMr"r' rr-rr 'ft"""'"' l"rt J yiiuilil)'j!iwiii"j;ji.lil; HTSM' MB I I,

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