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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1950 Can Rams Match Record of Taylorville 48 Straight? iiitwuAii move runcE I ALL IS JOY IN CHAMPAIGN IAIII IIIAUI » CHANGNON PICKS THREE ; STARTERS; ML V. NEEDS 7 WINS FOR STATE MARK . Coach Stan Changnon, who guided Mt! Vernon basketball teams down Record-Break Road for the past two seasons, is not ready to make any predictions on the fate of the 1950-51 Rams. The Mt. Vernon basket squad staged its first all-out scrimmaRe last night. Plenty of field goals cut the nets for both squads as S rsonnel was shifted from team team. >+With the Rams drilling for the opener against a veteran Fairfield crew this Friday night, one tiig question—a carry-over from the last two years—remained uppermost In the minds of a good m.any Mt. Vernon fans. i... "Do the Rams have a chniice i^of beating Taylorvllle's all-time state cage record of 48 ^consecutive triumphs?" !£ Despite the barrage of prep marks shattered by the State Champs in 1949 and 1950, this is tfle big one that still hangs in the balance. It's the big one because, if attained, it's one that's least likely to be beaten by red-hot cage teams of future years. After a 31-30 defeat at Johnston City in February of 1949 the Rams rolled to 42 straight victories. The streak, including two state titles, remains intact. In the 1948-44 season Taylorville won 45 straight games and the championship. Starting the 1944-45 year, Taylorville bagged three more wins to make It 48 In a row before I tasting defeat. That record was compiled when | it was possible for a team to play 45 games (or more) per year. The Rams have rolled up 42 straight the hard way.- Under present I. H. S. A. rules which have chopped down the number of regular season games which a school may schedule, any record-smashing win streak must carry over two or more seasons. • • The Rams have what may amount to a final shot at the "old Taylorville mark. .No team ;• la likely to equal It again. The ••• record might go into the books Tas a permanent fixture. J3ad feature of the talk about tKe "big record" is that it puts Unholy pressure on an untried Mt. Vernon quintet. The Rams of '49 and '50 got used to pressure through a string of hard ball games. At the start, all of those games were not victories. X This '51 gang of Mt. Vernon has cine boy who has been there before when the chips were down. He's a great basketball player— but Walter Moore is just one guy. ^This year's team has enough to live up to merely because it happens to be the successor of two champions. Ordinarily that would be pressure enough. Now an untried team is handed the torch tlfet has to burn for seven more giJtmes. Pressure deluxe. 'J Coach Changnon was not optimistic about the shot at the big mark. To complete the job the Rams would have to reach the Christmas Holiday tourney with an undefeated record. Fairfield, Sparta. Marion, Salem, Centralia, Iferrin and Benton stand in the way. >*"In other seasons we've had to experiment a little around the first of the year," Stan said. "This Season will be no exception." y Changnon is currently l.worklng Moore at guard, Mose v Stokes on the pivot and Jim .Stokes attforward. "I would ,'aay that those three positions ^.are taken care of — but we jQhave two other berths to fill -permanently and a lot of work vto do," he said. r^'Our main problem, oi course, is tg_gain the experience that brings confidence. After so many games together a team begins to click. IJjich boy knows what the others a$e going to do. There's no sub stftute for that knowledge, it copies after a lot of work." J^With Moore and the Stokes brothers sticking to the varsity squad in scrimmage, Changnon alternated two other six-foot- pjussers, Lee Roy Young and Don McCann, at a forward post. On a double-pivot setup, Young and Mose Stokes teamed up. Jim McMaln saw most of ;"the scrimmage action at the pother guard position. McMaln, iMoore and the Stokes boys are f-the four returnees on hand :^from last year's champs. ^Also working at guard were Don Martin, Billy Shields, Frank Huff. BS1 Shea, who missed last bight's scrimmage, has also seen action aiguard. SSThe Rams' 13-man varsity squad wprking out daily includes: Walt Mpore, Mose Stokes. Jim Stokes, Roy Young, Don McCann, Jim MeMain. Don Martin, Frank Huff, BUly Shields, Nicky Davis, Joe - JOJMtton. Johnny Avant, Bill Shea. Want No Fans At Fairfield "Mt. Vernon basketball fans are asked not to follow the Rams to the opening game at Fairfield this Friday night." M.T.V.H.S. Principal Arthur Mihvard said yesterday. "Fairfield is now constructing a new gymnasium and school authorities there have informed us that Friday's game will be played in the grade school gym. There will be no seating accomodations for Mt. Vernon fans," Mihvard said. Under the circumstances Mt. Vernon cage fans are requested not to attempt the trip to Fairfield. Pirates' Harney Back to Yanks By Associated Prtis NEW YORK, Nov. 21. — Roy Harney, one of baseball's top executives, is going back to work for his first love. New York Yankees, the world champion. Harney, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates the past four years, will sever connections with the Pirates on Dec. 1 and become assistant general manager for the Yanks. The 48-year-old executive'decid­ ed to break off with the Pirates although his reported §40,000 a vear contract doesn't expire until 1952. Harney's status with the Pirates has been in doubt since Branch Rickey recently has signed as vice- president and general manager of the Bucs. Harney said, "I feel very badly about leaving Pittsburgh where I had some wonderful associations. But I feel as though I were returning home after my many years of association with the Yankees." Vice President Thomas Johnson of the Pirates said that "Harney asked to be released from his contract, which runs until 1952, because he thought that might make it easier for Rickey." University of Illinois football players were Jubilant In their dressing rooms after their stunning 14 to 7 upct win over Ohio State In Champaign. The players are (left to rij;ht) Tackle Bernle Eisner, Fullback Dick Raklovlts, Halfback Don Laz; End Joe Vernasco, Guard Don Smith; and Tackle Chuck Ulrlch. ~- (NE.\ Telephoto) Grid Notes — From — The Midwest Fights Last Night By Associated Press BOSTON — Irish Bob Murphy, 177 ]2 . San Diego, knocked out Fred McManus, 192 H, Jersey City (4>. BALTIMORE — Harry Wills. 204, South Bend, Ind., outpointed Freddie Bcshore. 194Harris- burg. Pa. (10). SAN FRANCISCO—Frank Buford, 203, Oakland, outpointed Georges Pannentier, 220^, Eureka, Calif. (12). By Associated Prtss CHICAGO, Nov. 21—Big Ten football briefs: OHIO STATE — Lots of practice but no scrimmage, that's the order for the Buckeyes this week as they strive to avoid injuries and reach top strength for Michigan . . . Coach Wes Fesler said of the loss to Illinois that "any team that loses four fumbles, has throe of its passes intercepted and drops three possible interceptions is going to lose—and we did." MICHIGAN — The Wolverines ran through signal drills on a hard snow-covered field and were cheered by wingback Leo Koceskis improved running . . . Linebacker Roger Zatkoff nursed a pulled knee ligament and may be sidelined . . . ILLINOIS — Paul Douglass, defensive halfback ace, reinjured his his shoulder and may miss the Northwestern clash . . . Don Stevens. Chuck Boerio, Don Smith and Herb Neathery were all treating minor hurts. NORTHWESTERN — Five defensive-offensive starters were on the casualty list . . . Wally Proksa, linebacker, may be definitely out with a chipped ankle bone . . . The four others, all of whom are expected to be ready Saturday, are safety Bob Baggott, left halt" Dick Alban, and ends Chuck Hagmann and Burt Keddie . . . WISCONSIN — Ivy Williamson promises improved performance against Minnesota and says his boys are "coming up" for the game . . . Passing is being stressed . . . All regulars but halfback Roy Burks are expected to be in trim . . MINNESOTA — Kormit Kief- 1 saas, 190-pound sophomore, has won the starting left half assignment after piling up 57 ground yards against Purdue . . . The Gophers plan to be at their best physical strength of the season for Wisconsin . . . INDIANA — Bill Bird, defensive left tackle, is lost for the Old Oaken Bucket tussle with Purdue with a torn knee cartilage . . . PURDUE — Fifteen players (count 'em, says coach Stu Holcomb)- are on the hospital list, including such key men as backs John Kerestes, Earl Heninger, Mike Maccioli and Dick Schnaible and an assortment of linemen . . . It's certain we can do only a minimum of contact work this week," said Ilolcomb . . . IOWA — Glenn Drahn sharpened his passing as the Hawkeyes regrouped after their 14-14 tie with Notre Dame for a stronger attack against University of Miami ..— in the Orange Bowl Friday night.'190. Chicago Catholic League Lands 5 on All-State Team Cook County Public and Suburban Loops Come in for Six Positions, Big 12 Conference Provides Four Players; Harrisburg, Fairfield, Herrin Each Get One Selection. By Associattd Prtss CHAMPAIGN. 111.. Nov. 21.— Two schools—Proviso of Maywood and Mt. Carmel of Chicago—land, cd two players each today on the 15th annual All-State High School Football Squad selected by the Champaign News-Gazette. Proviso is the unbeaten champion of the Suburban League and Mt. Carmel is the south section champion of the Chicago Catholic League. The Chicago Catholic League tops the list with five players. The Big Twelve has four, the Chicago public League, Suburban and West Suburban each has three. The squad averages 184 pounds. The line average is 197 and the backfield average 174. Here are the selections: ENDS: Richard Kulich. Kelly fChicagol. six feet, two inches. 210 pounds: Steve Roake, Harrington. 6-V 2 . 189; Willard Schuldt. Elgin, 6-5. 212. TACKLES: Milton Erickson Kankakee, 6-1. 210: Tony Pasquesi. St. Phillip (Chicagol. 6-4, 220; Eugene Slowinski. Schurz (Chicago). 610, 198; Robert Taylor. Pekin. 6-2. 215. GUARDS: Robert Hoffman. Dekalb, 5-11, 175; Max Ponder, Lane Tech (Chicago). 5-11 190: Harland Seats, Harrisburg, 5-9, 155; Clarence Stensby, Proviso, (Maywood). 5-11, 190: Jan Smid, Leyden (Franklin Park). 6-0. 197; Don Valentine, East Moline, 5-11, 183. CENTERS: John Damore. Riverside-Brookfield, 6-1. 211: Ron Frasor, Mt. Carmel (Chicago), 5-11. 185. QUARTERBACKS: Rav Von- Buskirk, Fairfield, 5-11, 165; Ronald Mavor. St. Mel (Chicago). 6-0, 170; Denzil Walker, Herrin, 6-2, 220. HALFBACKS : Bob C i p a 1 o , Streator, 5-10. 165; Austin Duke. Moline. 5-9. 170; Bill Ellis. Carbondale, 5-9, 164; George Fisher, Maine (DesPlaines), 5-10. 170; Dean Guzeman, Wesa Aurora. 5-9, 165: Timothy McHugh. Mt. Carmel (Chicago). 5-11, 180; Bob McKeiver Evanston, 5-5. 150; Dean McKown, LaGrange, 5-9, 170: Paul Reynolds, Cathedral (Springfield), 6-1, 175; Ray Trobiani, Proviso, 5-9, 165. FULLBACKS. Dick Ohls .Champaign, 5-11, 185; Paul Mayerand, Quincy, 5-11, 180; Bob Peake, Peoria Manual 5-11, 180; Dean Smith, Robinson, 5-11. 190; Matt Werle, DePaul (Chicago), 6-1, ROUNDUP -SHOOT 'EM UP, CHAMP- Joe Louis Is Gangster, Report Them Communists • By Associated Prtss NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Oklahoma's rushing attack against Missouri was so rugged that head linesman George Bourrette was knocked down and run over twice. "It was like being hit by lightning." said the official, who admitted other teams had flattened him, but never twice in one game . . . Story from Boston says the Braves' Lou Perini wants to buy up Denny Meyers' Boston College contract and fire the coach ... If such projects continue, maybe Dan Topping could fire enough guys to get Army vs. Notre Dame back into Yankee Stadium. * » * * STILL CHAMP Jack Dempsey's "Championship Fighting" (as distinguished from mere boxing) hits the bookstores today, but it doesn't tell you the things that make Jack a champion 24 years after he lost the heavyweight title . . . For instance, wrestler Dave Reynolds tells this one with admiration choking his voice . . . Dave's father, who is paralyzed, is a great, sports fan . . . Dempsey heard about him while he was visiting promoter Pinky George in Dest Moines, la., on one of his whirlwind tours . . . Nothing would do for Jack but to climb into a car and drive 50 miles for a chat with a bed-ridden guy he didn't know. * » • * SPORTS BEFORE YOUR EVES The Missouri Valley AAU wants to change the rules to permit foreign teams to compete in the National Women's Basketball Tournament and the Iowa Association wants foreign gals barred from swimming championship meets . . . It all depends on who can win and who can't . . . Probably the only governor playing football is Governor Gradv flashy halfback of the South Bend, Ind., Central High team. Probably he gets plenty of plays where he can elect to pass or run . . . Some of Indiana's prep basketball hotshots who have left their home state for higher education include Spence Schnaitter at Yale, Bob Kriebel at Tulane, Doug Cunningham at Ala. bama, Bob Clayton at Northwestern, Don Loughmiller at Louisiana State and handfuls to such spots as Michigan State and New Mexico State. THIS, IS THE LIFE— -Andy Gustafson not only has an all- conquering football team, but the coach sips milk from freshly-picked coconuts while watching his Miami squad practice junder a spring-like Florida sun. OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE 5c BUNDLE BY RICHARD O'REC.AN AP Sports Writer VIENNA. Nov. 21.—Joe Louis, comrades, is a gangster—a gangster of "imperialist s,ports," the Communists so tell millions of east Europeans. They have few ways of knowing what the rest of the world thinks. The former heavyweight hoxlnd champion, to the Communists, is JI good excuse for antl - American propaganda. This Is what Communist news- Papers In the Balkans have been telling their readers recently: "Not long ago, Joe Louis arrived in Rio de Janeiro. The object of his trip was not that of organizing sporting contests. Immediately he arrived, he began an inflamed speech about the 'splendid liberty and civilization' in the United States and the necessity of war to allow the 'American way of life' to be extended over other countries. ' "Joe Louis was sent to Brazil to LITTLE SPORT use his former sporting glory to make propaganda in favor of war." That is a Communist theme —that American sports are developed to "prepare young Americans for wars and looting like the bestial aggression in Korea." As "proof" of this contention, the Communists claim: "The sporting bu&messmen in America have invented hundreds of perverted forms of sport in their desire to poison the peoples' con- sicence. These range from 'catch as catch can' to 'marathon dances.' They aim at developing bestial instincts and to pervert the young." "American sportsmen are the lackeys of Wall Street. They do not hesitate to bring gangsters from American jails and notorious war criminals on to their sport grounds." /his is the argument — that American sports train for war. But it is an argument the Communists advance with their tongues By Rouson Hi in their cheeks. If you pick up scattered newspapers from eastern Europe, you will also read: "Sports are the defense of one's country. They are important from a point of view of national defense. But this, of course, only holds good for Socialist sports— fon in the capitalist countries, all sports serve only the profit of rich patrons." Although the Communists advance contrary points oi view for their own purposes, their newspapers agree on one thing: "The golden days of the "invincibility , and superiority' of American sport have gone forever. Corroded by the cancer of pro- fiteerism, U. S. sport, is today far behind the flourishing development of Soviet physical training and sport. "The imperialist sporting gentlemen," asserts the Romanian newspaper Scateia Tineretului, "boil rage when they hear about the victories of outstanding sportmen in the Soviet Union and the peoples' democracies " California- Stanford Big Coast Game SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.— California's Rose Bowl-bound football team meets Its oldest and keenest rival, Stanford, in the crucial test this Saturday. The undefeated, untied Bears must win this one to assure themselves of an undisputed claim to represent the Coast Conference In the big New Year's Day game. Coaches of the two schools exchanged compliments yesterday at the football writers meeting. Marchio Schwartz of Stanford sale] he Is convinced "California Is the best team I have seen In my ten years of coaching out here." He said his chief scout. "Dutch" Fchring, who has watched the Bears all season, goes even stronger in the appraisal. "Fehring thinks this is the best California team he has ever seen," the Stanford mentor declared. Genial Lynn "Panpy" Waldorf professed to have worked up a good-sized fear of Stanford. "This is a traditional game. Anything can happen and probably will. It is a 50-50 contest, one that can swing either way depending on the breaks." The California conch said he was concerned with the possible condition or the field. "We hope the rain lets up in time to give us dry footing," he said. "We were fortunate to beat University of San Francisco, 13-7 in the mud last week." Waldorf reported his*scouts had been impressed with Stanford's showing in holding Army to a 7-0 win in the mud last Saturdav. "They noted that Stanford had shown great development in defense," he said. "The line is rugged." Boudreau Has Several Offers CHICAGO. Nov. 21.—Lou Boudreau, cut adrift as the Cleveland Indians shortstop-manager, says he has several baseball offers to mull over before making up his mind where he will land in 1951. The Washington Senators and Pittsburgh Pirates are known to be in hot pursuit of his services, and the Chicago White Sox also ogle him. Boudreau and Sox General Manager Frank Lane have only reached the "telephone conversation" stage. "There was no mention of any price by Lane or me,'' Boudreau said. "I have other offers, of course, and right now I would not consider going with the White Sox as one of the better ones. "It is possible that my going to the White Sox might be tough on Paul Richards (the newly appointed manager) and I have no desire to put anybody on the spot. If something went wrong, some people might be wondering how I would have done it and the result could be embarrassing to both Paul and myself." Illini Nurse Bumps, Bruises CHAMPAIGN, 111., Nov. 21.— Illinois settled down today after a riotous Monday of pep meetings and celebrations over the mini's 14-7 decision of Ohio State. "We're certainly not in the Rose Bowl yet," Coach Ray Eliot kept admonishing. "We still have a fine Northwestern team to play and we cannot afford a letdown." While the University's 17,000 students celebrated a holiday from classes, the football squad took a look at Northwestern plays indoors away from the snow-covered practice field. The Illini may have to play without the services of halfback Paul Douglas, a secondary defensive stalwart. He reinjured a shoulder. Other players were nursing bruises and bumps but all should be ready Saturday. Johnny Karras' ankle is on the mend and Eliot looks forward to him returning to his running stride. OKLAHOMA TOPS GRID POLL, ILLINOIS CLIMBS TO 6TH, ARMY 2ND, KENTUCKY'3RD Rampaging Sooners, With 29 Straight Wins, Were No. 2 Behind Notre Dame When Voting Closed Last Season; California Bears Remain Fourth, Texas Longhorns in No. 5 Position. NEW YORK. Nov. 21. — The University of Oklahoma, knocking on the front door in the weekly Associated Press football poll nil season finally got in today as the nation's No. 1 team. If the rampaging Sooners of Conch Bud Wilkinson retain that lofty perch until the end of this unpredictable .season, they will become the first Big Seven Conference team to cop this mythical football crown. Oklahoma wns voted the No. 2 team la,st year when Notre Dame ended the season as t he No. 1 club. Unlike recent years, when a mighty Notre Dame, Michigan or Army team led the poll week after week through the long fall, Oklahoma Is the fifth outfit to hold the No. 1 spot this season. Oklahoma, which blasted Missouri last week 41-7. to run its unbeaten string to 29 straight, replaced Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who lost to Illinois fell from first to eighth place. In seven previous polls this fall, Oklahoma was voted third four BOWLING AT THE ABC City League Jim Lane, rolling with Pepsi Cola, had a 216 high single and 580 series. Jack Ross had a 616 scries rolling with Kort Krust Bread. • » * * Amvet League Fred Bayer took all honors with a 202 single and 556 series. AT THE BOWL The Classic League keglers hammered the maples in last night's session. Best series and games were by Mark Arnold 183 258-207—648, Ralph Guidotti 136 267-236—639, Harry Hlggins 223 201-204—628. Others with high games, Oscar Stockton 224-205, Ed Gritzbaugh 222-204. • * • * In the Owl Handicap League, Lou Caataldi of the Gables Smith team annexed scoring honors with a 208 single anl 540 series. * BIG SQUARE DANCE * TRIANGLE INN WEST ASHLEY "V * EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT* NEAL ("Toar") GILBERT, Caller Also DANCING every WED., SAT. and SUN. NIGHTS Points Rcc. 2,964 8-0-0 2,438 8-0-0 2,346 10-0-0 9-0-0 Standings of all teams receiving at least 10 points with first place votes in parentheses. (Points figured on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis). Teams 1. Oklahoma (173) 2. Army (36) 3. Kentucky (55) 4. California (20) 5. Texas (6) 1,817 7-1-0 6. Illinois (14) 1,807 7-1-0 7. Princeton (8) 1,268 8-0-0 8. Ohio State 935 6-2-0 9. Tennessee (2) 844 8-1-0 10. Michigan State (4) 532 8-1-0 SECOND TEN 11. Clemson- (7) 207 7-0-1 12. Wyoming (3) 147 8-0-0 13. Pennsylvania 129 6-2-0 4. Miami, Fla. (1) 113 7-0-1 15. Southern Methodist 109 6-2-0 16 Nebraska (2) 90 6-1-1 17. Alabama 71 7-2-0 18. Washington 58 7-2-0 16. Nebraska (2) 90 6-1-1 20. Loyola. L. A. (1) 24 7-0-0 Others were: Lehigh and Cornell, each 20; Tulsa. 18; Tulane, 16; Wake Forest, 13; and Michigan. 10. times. The Sooners were rated No. L> twice, and No. 5 in the first poll Oct. 2. Wilkinson was almost speechless when advised his team had been voted No. 1 with a total of 2.964 points. This was 526 better than Army. "I don't know what to say," he declared. "I never expected this, .lust say I hope we win our next two games." Oklahoma polled 17S first place votes, compared with 88 for Army, and 55 for Kentucky, which moved Into third for the first time this year. Army, winner over Stanford in the rain and mud, 7-0. received 2,438 points and Kentucky, which walloped helpless Clark Griffith Wants Boudreau^ WASHINGTON. Nov. 21— Clark Griffith set two gonls for himself on his 8lst birthday yesterday— the first one being acquisition of Lou Boudreau to play shortstop for the Washington Senators. Griffith said at a big birthday party that he made an offer last week to Boudreau, the Cleveland Indians' former manager and star shortstop. He indicated he hopes to hoar something by next Mon-day. P Boudrcnvi, a free agent since his release by the Indians, said at his home in Harvey, 111., that there was "nothing new on the subject— I won't make a decision until later on. Offer From Yankees He reportedly has had offers also from the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. And there has been talk he might wind up managing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ir the Senators should sign* Boudreau. they would plan on using him as their regular shortstop. Manager Bucky Harris said he'd like to land the former Indian manager even though Boudreau might be looking longingly at the managerial job. North Dakota, 88-0. rot 2,848. Kentucky was fifth a week »go. California, with 20 first placed votes, held its fourth place rating for the second week in a row with 2,188 points. The Golden Bears also overcame San Francisco in the mud, 13-7. Texas moved from sixth to fifth, as the Longhorns trimmed Texas Christian, 21-7. while Illinois, eighth a week ago, advanced to sixth by defeating Ohio State, H-7. The Texas victory assured a Cotton Bowl berth as well as the Southwest Conference title. 'J| Princeton hung on to seventh place, lashing Yale, 47-11. In ninth and tenth places are Tennessee nnd Michigan State, which held the same ranking last week. Army rests now until the Navy game, Dec. 2. Kentucky gets the acid test against Tennessee. California tackles Stanford, Illinois plays Northwestern, Princeton plays Dartmouth, Ohio State meets ~ Michigan. These games are Saturday. Texas plays A. & M. Nov. 30. and L. S. U. Dec. 9. Tennessee has another game after Kentucky, meeting Vanderbilt Dec. 2. Michigan State's schedule is complete. FOR SALE — FRYERS DHESSED AND DK1.1VKHKD $1.25 to $1.45 Phone 8957-W* LEON SKINNER BA KING HKN8 ft FOR SALE OR LEASE "CLOYDS"— Large, prac- Property on the Salem Road known as Approximately one mile north of square tically new building, 40x50, with inlaid tile floor, fluorescent lighting, and lavatory, that could be arranged suitably for most any business or offices. Large chat lot that runs from Salem Road through to back street. See this property to appreciate its value, and possibilities. Fairly priced at $18,000. Present operator has conducted a Frozen Custard-Root Beer-Barbecue business . . . Can be bought with or without this equipment. Would consider a close-in farm in trade. See: MR. 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