The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1954 · Page 20
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Sunday, January 3, 1954
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mars ONAA93TO West Romps to Upset Victory Over East, 31-7 Garrett, Switzer Star for Victors In Shrine Classic San Francisco, Jan. 2 (U.R) vided by quarterback Bobby Garrett of Stanford and Veryl Switzer of Kansas State drove the West to an easy upset 31-7 victory over the East in the 29th annual Shrine classic today. A six-point underdog before the game, the West recovered from two fumbles deep in their own territory in the first quar ter, scored a touchdown of their own in the same period and went on to their first vic tory over the East since 1951 It was the biggest margin ever racked up by a West team and the highest score ever recorded by the West. Switzer, a squat, 180-pound speedster, scored the first two touchdowns on sensational runs. The first was a 24-yard affair In the first quarter in which he ran out of the hands of three tacklers. The second came at the end of the third quarter when he took a pitchout and went 17 yards while doing a brilliant job of zigzagging behind his interference. Lattner Bottled Up Early It wasn't until the West had run up a 210 lead that the East was able to score. Up until that time, the powerful West line had completely bottled up the running of such noted backs as Johnny Lattner and Neil Worden of Notre Dame and Gene Filipski of Villanova, Garrett, who led the nation while passing for Stanford this season, was his usual sensational self as he completed pass After pass on the scoring drives, and scored one himself on d bootleg play. He kicked two points after touchdown for good measure. For his part in the game, Garrett was voted the most valuable player in this year's Shrine classic. End. Carleton Massey of Texas was voted most valuable lineman of the game for his brilliant pass receiving and do- lensive work. The West held a 70 ed; .it the intermission and in-;creased his lead to nearly two croased this to 100 midwavijengths going down the back- in the third period when oUtretdi and then fought off Ber- tun uax luaun ui ua iui un neeted on a 27-yard field goal Fumbles Mar Action Switzer then made his sec ond touchdown run to clinch the battle as the score went to 170. Al Talley of California took a handoff from Garrett to score from the two as the West ran the advantage to 210. It was a game that started nut as a drab affair for the 62.- 000 fans in Kezar Stadium with f.ur fumbles and the balljstrip faster than ever before in changing hands three times in the first 12 minutes. But the offensive play speeded up as the game progressed and it was a parade of touchdowns In the second half. The East then got its touchdown when Johnny Gramling of South Carolina passed into the end zone to Worden in the last quarter for its only score. Garrett counted from the one-yard line in the last stages of the game on his bootlegwnen tie captured three stakes play for the game's final tallyJat Hollywood Park. After a The East's big line had been,brief layoff, he returned to the expected to push the Westjraces in northern California around, but it was just thejwhere he and Berseem, a son of other way. The West got some Bernborough, staged another fine performances on both de-jnotable duel in the Children's fense and offense from Massey Hospital Handicap at Bay Mead-and tackle Dean Chambers of ows with Imbros emerging the Washington. 'winner. 'CAN'T EXPLAIN WHY 1 DID IT' Could Have Shot Self, Says Lewis Dallas, Texas, Jan. 2 (U.R) j Tommy Lewis, the 190-pound Alabama fullback who jumped up from the bench yesterday and tackled goal-bound Dick Moegle of Rice in the Cotton Bowl game, said today he was so embarrassed he would have hot his head off if he'd had a gun. Lewis said today that his mental outlook had brightened so that he no longer thought about self-destruction. "It was my last college game," he said. "We were leading and it looked like we'd win. Then we got behind and this guy got loose again. "I saw him getting closer and closer and closer and I had r,un out and hit him before I knew what was happening. I didn't realize what I'd done until I got back to the bench. If I'd had a Kun. I would have shot my head elf." Lewis examined photographs showing him getting up from tlie bench and tackling Moegle, ho was in the clear on a 95-ard run. A touchdown was al A one-two scoring punch pro P .3 WW united Press Telephoto JOHN RYAN, East, fumbles os he is, hit hard by Bob Garrett, West, in first quarter of Shrine football game in San Francisco yesterday. IMBROS CRACKS WORLD'S SPRINT RACING RECORD Arcadia, Cal., Jan. 2 (U.R) Andrew J. Crevolin's Imbros raced to a new world's record for seven furlongs of 1:20 35 today at Santa Anita in captur ing the $28,150 Malibu Sequet Stakes by a long nose over Ber-seem. Imbros, a son of Polynesian, broke on top in the sprint, in- seem's challenge in the drive for the wire. Joe Jones was third in the field of seven four-year-olds that went to the post. In setting his mark, Imbros clipped two-fifths of a second off the world's record set at Santa Anita three years ago on Xew Year's Day by Bolero, one of the turf's great sprinters. With Santa Anita's raring history, record breaking per formances started last week when Berseem in the Monrovia Cup equalled the six furlong mark of 1:09 flat and the mark was equalled later in the week by Alibhai Lynn. Shoemaker Outfought The winner, by the same sire as Native Dancer, demonstrated his class last Summer as a late-developing three-year-old lowed for the tackle and Rice won, 28 to 6. Lewis, center Ralph Carrigan and Captain Bud Willis were the only members of the Ala bama team left in Dallas today The others flew back home earlier. ! Carrigan and Willis chuckled over Lewis' evident discomfort ias he discussed his tackle, probably the most famous ever ;made in a bowl game. ! Lewis said everyone he had talked to had been "awfully nice" including Rice players, coaches, his own teammates and Texas football fans. "I sOre didn't expect anything like that," he slaid. "I thought they would have taken me out and hung me. "I wish I could forget it," he said. "Rut 1 don't think I'll ever get. over it. I can't explain why I did it. I'm highly emotional." He said hp lias bfcn promised a job as assistant coach of the Alabama freshman football team. Lewis was alternate captain of the 1103 Alabama ivar-sity. 1 f, BORO CAGER HURT AS VOLS TRIP DENVER Weiner in Hospital After Hard Fall St. Francis in Action By BEV GOULD Eagle Staff Writer Owensboro, Ky., Jan. 2 Ed Weiner, high-scoring star of the University of Tennessee basketball team, barely escaped a severe injury today while playing in the Kentucky Ail-American City tourney. Weiner, a junior from Erasmus Hall High School, was leading the Vols against the University of Denver in an afternoon consolation game. Late In the third period, with the score tied at 39-all, he made a dive for a loose ball. In the close scramble, a Denver player who also leaped for the ball collided with Weiner. The Brooklynite hit the floor hard, his head striking with a sickening impact. To Stay in Hospital Play immediately stopped, as Weiner was stretched out un- concious. An ambulance from the Owensboro Daviess Hospi tal was rushed to the arena and the Vol's ace removed to the hospital for X-rays. Weiner regained consciousness at the hospital and X-rays showed no concussion. He will remain in the hospital overnight but Dr. Oldham report ed he will be able to return to Knoxville with his teammates tomorrow. Tennessee won, 6650. Wein er collected ten points before his injury. St. Francis College met Ev- ansville College of Indiana in the third-place consolation tonight. The final-round clash pits Maryland with Kentucky Wesleyan. the host team. Harvey Triumphs In Elks Bowl Tilt Greenville, N. C, Jan. 2 (U.R) Quarterback Bob Maxwell passed for two first-half touch-1 downs, then intercepted a des peration pass in the closing moments of the Elks Bowl game today to lead Morris Harvey to a 12-to-O victory over East Carolina College. It was Morris Harvey's third bowl victory since 1930. The Golden Eagles of Charles ton, W. Va., drove 84 yards in the first period for the opening score, then came back with a 28-yard scoring pass in the second period to down favored East Carolina. East Carolina, snowed under by a speedy Morris Harvey line in the first half, took to the air in the final half but was stalled by a Golden Eagle backfield which intercepted four passes. Rickey in Amherst Debate on Professionalism Amherst, Mass., Jan, 2 Eranch Rickey, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will lead a debate at Amherst College Wednesday evening. Jan. 6. With three Amherst athletic coaches, lie will discuss; the question. "Is Professionalism Killing the College Game?'' The program, sponsored by the Rotherwas Society, an undergraduate discussion group at the college, is open to the public At the end of the discussion, questions will be invited from the audience. Niagara Routs Arizona Buffalo, N. Y Jan. 2 (U.R) Niagara's confident cagers, shooting with deadly accuracy even though Coach Taps Gallagher cleared the bench, an nihilated touring Arizona. 79 to Mi. tonight for their eighth win hi ten starts. DENSE FOG IN ENGLAND CANCELS SOCCER GAMES london, Jan. 2 (U.R) A dense fog disrupted British air and surface transportation today and forced cancellation of football games. The fans howled when the Kauies were halted even tliou-li they could only see the play when it was very cloe to their seiits. One game at West Ham was railed off only six minutes from the finish when 20,000 fans were unable to see any play. Visibility in southern England was reported from 200 yards to zero. f " "5 JSP X COP NET CROWNS Ron Hotmberg, Bishop Lough-lin High, left, and Paul Cranis, formerly of Samuel J. Tilden, who captured the Eastern Indoor tennis boys and Junior singles titles yesterday at the 102d Engi-neers Regiment Armory, Manhattan. SLATED FOR ATHLETIC T Biggie Munn Silent On Report He Wilt Give Up Grid Post Pasadena, Cal, Jan. 2 (U.R) Clarence (Biggie) Munn, In the wake of one of the most spectacular triumphs of his career, appeared ready today to give up his Michigan State Coaching job to become the school's athletic director. Coach Henry (Red) Sanders of U. C. L. A., whose team lost to the Spartans 28 to 20 in the Rose Bowl yesterday, said Munn implied to him after the game that he had finished coaching at Michigan State. Sanders said the Spartan coach whispered to him confidentially as they embraced each other after the game: "This is it. This is the last." The Bruin mentor said he interpreted Munn's remark to mean he was resigning as .Michigan State coach. Munn made no mention of whether he intended moving up to the Michigan State athletic directorship, Sanders said. Would Succeed Young Nevertheless, it was reported that if Munn resigned his coaching job he would be appointed to the directorship post, succeeding Ralph Young, who is retiring. The Spartan mentor himself. however, dodged the report that he would switch jobs. "That's up to Dr. Hannah," Munn said, referring to John A. Hannah, president of Michi gan State. He then left Pasa dena for San Francisco to watch the East-West Shrine game. But Munn had the sports world guessing about other things as well. The big question was what happened in the Michigan State dressing room at halftime yesterday that I! II' r" The transformation ' could Percy Bassett of Philadelphia, have been inspired by Michiganithe world interim feather- State team learning for sure itlweight champion. stopped was playing what was to be Munn's last game as coach. After yesterday's rlassir, Munn locked himself and his players in the dressing room. It was learned the victorious coach was so overcome with emotion that he wept unashamedly before his boys. Munn also asked his players to kneel with him in silent prayer, tor naving won tne Jm of their last 31 games. ., y rk'. 5cnbes lap Weaver . Dallas, Texas, Jan. 2 U"' DtWitt Weaver, the premature ly graying coach of Texas Tech's Gator Bowl champions, has been voted the Texas Sports Writers- Association's "Southwesterner of the Year" award for 1953. Weaver won out in balloting for the honor in a close race with Rice's fullback, Kosse Johnson. r I 20 SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1954 DIRECTORSHIP? mi United Press Photo ART DEVLIN, who won place on U. S. skiing team, which will compete in the world championship in Sweden next month, in try-outs yesterday at Lake Placid, N. Y. Bassett Chills Herbillon in First Paris,' France, Jan. 2 (U.R)- Jacques Herbillon of France In the first round of their scheduled ten-round non-title fight1 tonight. Referee Rene Sherman halted the bout after Herbillon suffered his third knockdown of the opening round and appeared unable to continue. Bassett weighed 12!UrT"PoundS;; iHerbillon 136' isassett opened in wninwinci 'fashion and floored Herbillon 'with a left hook to the chin. jTile Frenchman ran into an- lother stream of blows when he arose and was dropped for another nine-count. When Herbillon struggled to his feet the Philadelphian uncorked another left to the chin that sent his opponent down again. Herbillon once more was up at the count of nine, but the referee then intervened. V BROOKlVtJ EAGLE IS Edited by LOU NISS ; Ron Holmberg, Cranis Capture East Net Titles Boro Youths Score In Indoor Finals Over Tobias and JMandel A pair of Brooklyn tennis stars, Ron Holmberg and Paul Cranis, walked off with the Boys and Junior Division sin gles crowns in the Eastern In door tennis 'championships at the 168th St. Regiment Armory, Manhattan, yesterday. Top-seeded Holmberg. a 1"- year-old Bishop Loughlin High sophomore, defeated third ranking Allen Tobias of Man hattan, 61, 57, and f 0: for the Boys Division honors. ( ranis a Tilden High grad' uate, who was seeded sixth, upset the top-ranking George Mandel of Astoria, in the Jun for Division, 64, ft 2, I For Holmberg it was the sec ond title in as many days ami the 19th in a row for the past year. On Friday, the Loughlin star teamed up with Mandel to win the Junior Boys doubles crown with Cranis and Carl Xorgauer the victims. Cranis on Upgrade Holmberg won the first set easily but in the second the 1 4-year-old Tobias gave the Loughlin star considerable trouble and beat him, 7 5. However, in the deciding match, Holmberg was as strong as ever and won easily, 6 0. Cranis has been improving steadily and may wind up one of the outstanding Junior net-men. He holds the Htaten Island and New York City Public Parks singles crowns and with Bernard Stelner shares the Met doubles laurels. He made an impressive showing in the Brooklyn Juniors last Spring. Cranis, n besting Mandel, a Czechoslovakia refugee, broke Mandel's service twice In the first and second sets and once in the third. Mandel was thei winner of the Boys laurels in! this tourney la.,t year. j Pirie Weighs Okla. Bid London, Jan. 2 (U.R) Champion distance runner Gordon Pirie said today he has received an athletic scholarship offer from the University of' Oklahoma and if he decides to accept he may stay in the United States. He defeated America's top miler, Wes San-tee of Kansas at White City this Summer in 4:06.8. Win Calcutta Tourney Calcutta. Jan. 2 Australian Jack Arkinstall paired with Iftikhar Ahmed to beat Naren-dra Nath and Naresh Kumar in the men's doubles finals of the Indian national lawn tennis championship here today ,36, 67, 8 6,, 75, 63. United Ptcm Ttlephoto JOEY MAXIM, light-heavyweight champ, toils and boils getting into shape for world title bout with Archie Moore Jan. 27 in Miami. MARTIN STANDOUT OF SERIES, SCRIBES SAY Billy Martin, skinny second baseman of the Yankees, yesterday was voted the Babe Ruth Memorial Award as the outstanding player in the 1953 World Series against the Dodgers by the Xew York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association. The fifth straight Yankee to win the five-year-old trophy, Martin cracked out 12 hits and slugged for 23 total bases, both six-name records, for a -VM) batting average. He drove in eight runs, including the winning run in the sixth game. GUERIN CORRALS 36 POINTS, NEW HIGH FOR SEASON ! '4 I Walt Walowac. a 5-11 forward with a has full of shot. and a fancv behind-the-hark Marshall College of West Virginia to a 93-81 victory over Iona College last night in the first game of a Madison Square Gar i 1 Sail Sports Plctur WILLIAM YOUNG, 79th Precinct, by his fine anchor running, won the 105-pound quarter-mile relay title in P. A. L. city championship carnivol yesterday at the 369th Regiment Armory, Manhattan. The time was 0:50.2. Wynn Center Trails 28th in P. A. L Relays Despite the fact that Wynn Center in the Bedford-Stuy-vesant section captured the most first places, the 28th Pre cinct of Manhattan retained the Police Athletic League relay title by scoring AS points in the tenth annual city-wide meet at the 369th Armory, Manhattan, yesterday. It marked the fourth successive year that the 28th runners have annexed the title. They took only three first places to Wynn's four, but had enough runner-up positions-throe seconds, two thirds and two fifths. Wynn Center with four gold medals, three in the boys and one in girls' competition, moved up a notch from last year's third place as it rolled up 33 tallies. 79th Precinct Lags The Bedford-Stuyvesant athletes, who finished third in the Brooklyn P. A. L. relav league took the 220-yard 65-pound event, the 220-yard 80-pound class run and the 440-yard re lay, in the 105-pound class in the boys' section. Their lone girls' triumph was in the 410 yard relay 110-pound class. Another Brooklyn aggrcga-i tion, the 79th Precinct, dipped .previous two-platoon years, ac , rnnner-up post thejrcordl tQ Richard ITLa. the last three years, to f(,vp,tp.. ,:.. ' from the . attained fifth place with 16 tallies. The 70th Precinct, boro) P. A. L. champions. falteredjSKI SPORT BOOMING, badlv and finished sixth withjcAYC n c Afteiurv It points. (Summaries ni Pnqe 22) College Results BASKETBALL Al.t-AMriHlCAN TOl'RNFT 68 TeancssM OT1IKR GAMES 71 NUttn - . Arlwna 411 SI. Jwih i S3 l.oyoU (Cho.) S!f f0tlff Un 81 71 Waks Forr.t 79 Bswilnr Green 8:1 Manhsll FOOTBALL SHRINK GAME 31 IM ELKS BOWL II MotrU-H.mi E, Carolina Ollen Nat'l Basketball Ass'n 74 SrncaM ruisMrhl WIN BERTHS ON U. S. Devlin Tops Ski Field In Lake P acid Jump Lake Placid, X. Y., Jan. 2 (U.R) Four top entrantsArt Devlin of Lake Placid, Keith Wegeman of Camp Hale, Colo., Art Tokle of Chicago, and Willis Olson of Oak Clare, Wis. v on berths today on the U. S. ski-jumping team. . I Devlin headed the list wlthj on over-a'.l 67 1.6 sco; e for two days. Wcrcmin placed second with 606.8, Tokle 66i.2 for third, and Olson fourth with C53.1. til r in . luur , men win ku Sweden if sufficient funds are raised. However, the commit nass scored .tl nnints in loa, ', den doubleheader. , . Miami of Ohio met New York Universiyt in the second game. Walowac's fancy passing enabled Marshall to score nine straight points during a two-, minute period late in the sec ond quarter. That gave Mar-' shall a 43-29 lead and lona never caught up. ,; But Marshall won the hard way. Frank Crnm had four , personal fouls, while Carl York, Charles Slack and Dave Robinson of the visitors three each before tbe first half ended. As a rrsult, Iona was abl to drive in for shots as it , pleased in the second half. Richie Guerin scored 36 point;A for Iona, but he did not get the support from his teammates that Walowac got. Robinson scored 19 for Marshall, York got J 10 ana MacK li. Walowac, Slack, York and Crum eventually fouled out, but not until late in the final period when Iona was too far behind to catch tip. Guerin, who lives in Bayslde, set a new high for th 195M4 season with his total ' Paddy DeMarco i Gains Decision Over Ralph Dupas New Orleans, Jan. 2 Paddy fi nnUnHM fOO f Tl . , " 1 "cramm, 100 , vi crooKiyu, won a split ten-round decision over local lightweight Ralph Dupas, 139, in a nationally tele- vised fight before 7,500 custom-era tonight at the Memorial Auditorium. DeMarco, a veteran at 25. continually kept the pressure on the 18-year-old hometown hero during the early stages. But Referee Eddie (Kid) Wolfe warned Paddy for butting in the third round and for hitting after the bell ended,the fourth. The fans booed the decisiom. when Referee Wolfe's card of'i five rounds for DeMarco, three for Dupas and two even broke the deadlock created by Judge Pete Geruso's 6-4 count in favor of DeMarco and Judge Frang Perchival's 6-4 for Dupas. DeMarco suffered a slight cut on the bridge of his nose as the fifth round started, but he kept boring in as Dupas repeatedly had to cover up. DeMarco's bestl punching was done during" clinches with the black-haired youngster. One Platoon Helpful Easton, Pa., Jan. 2 One-platoon football does not increase injuries, if the experience of the Lafayette College, grid squad this year is any criterion. On the contrary, the Maroon squad suffered fewer' injuries this year than in any Washington, Jan. 2 (U.R) . Skiing as a sport is booming, the Forestry Service report- ed today. About 2,000,000 enthusiasts . tested their skill in the gov- , ernment's national parks and ; forests last year and the- service expects an even I greater turnout this Winter. It said that concessionaires who operate under license from the Government, have installed new ski lifts and lodges in many areas to?' accommodate the increase of . fans. TEAM tee says it hopes to send at least three of the men. Three of the four made the team with top scores' in yesieraay's events and earlf contests today. Today Wese-' man led with jumps of 207.216 and 212 for a scikp of t Devlin Mlacotl sn-oifd with jumps of 201,210 and 2tJ7 -for a score of 32S.9. O'mj.i was a sur-. prise newcomer Ik-.iJw list, he scored jumps of ,0;, .208. and 208 for a tally pf; 1325.5. Tokl placed fourth .with jumps ot 212, 208 and 206, lor a score of 32A00. -

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