The Birmingham News from Birmingham, Alabama on November 27, 1914 · 10
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Friday, November 27, 1914
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1 ' Mr- , i' f 1 THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS,' BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1914 . Thursday's Game Uncovers Two All-Southerners Sports Sports EDITED BY H. C. VANCE. SNAPSHOTS FROM THURSDAYS BIG ROAD RACE ) I AGGIES TOO MUCH FOR ALABAMIANS Lin Gerat Football Battle Vandegraaffs Toe Keeps Score Down to Interesting Point. - , Love, Kimball and Gaddy Also Star. BY LEROY R. JACOBS. : Mississippi Aggies were all over Rick-: wood at all times Thurwlay afternoon, and Alabama, unable to hold the forwards, blocked in and buried under an avalanche of maroon Jerseys, was ' played off its feet The score of 9 to 0 does not begin to tell of the way Mis-i aisslpuf outplayed Alabama, t But for the splendid nerve and fight -t ng spirit of the Thin Red L-dne, the , imrnn would have been a walUover. , But each time, as the Aggie-s neared : ' flie Crimson goal. Alabama put jut a f1 little more energy, juat a trifle more fight Into Its game, and the Maroon whs held off. The first score came In the beginning i : of the second quarter. Mississippi had worked the ball to the 25-yard lino, where the Alabama line held. The As-- gies catapulted Kimball ami XTcAuthur , - and Junes at the line without result. ; Then Jones dropped back for a score via the serial route. Mississippi's line held firm. Not a rift showed. .'One Alabama man came through, Love, but the secondary defense got Him' without trouble. Jones took ample time, leisurely dropped the ball and lifted his foot for one of the prettiest goals from drop ever kicked at Kickwood. -The way the Mississippi . line held for him was a marvel. He must have held the ball ten seconds be- fore finally placing Ills toe against it. The touchdown came as the quarter was ending. Mississippi had the ball almost in end field. The Alabama lino held again for three downs, and the Aggies were thrown back -on a kick or on a trick. The ball was passed to McArthur, who , was standing on the 85 yard line. The half hurled the ball like a shot for the goal line. Gaddy raced on down from the extreme right flank. As Gaddy .crossed the goal line, two Alabama men hit him from opposite sides. Gaddy was stopped, but held upright and unable to move by the Crimson tacklers wfio were sprawled on the ground, one trying to pull hjm down from the r&it&lo, the other from the left. Held plsitvlj and took tljpAbiiSt der as anfotitfh'fcler running backwards s.vlse, Gnddy reached up L'fjJt foutfk'ble! would take a bake ball. It was one of the most tnarveluuawplays from nil angles, bne of thebtVexhibltions of he.xdwork and lack, of dtj ever seen on Jtickwood yield. V. The score when the half was practically over. A few seconds remained foreplay, and the goal was missed. v , , Much Fumbling. The firet half .was distinguished by fumble after fumble, both teams offending. Mississippi was lucky In re covering funtjdes, Alabama was unlucky. Twice in this half, Alabama threatened ytha Aggie goal, blit the fumble shvyMcame in time to choke off a possHiy score. Early in the-first half, Alabama pulled a forward pass. Three passes hadj'BnUVd, and Vandegraaff fell back 4is if far' a place kick. The ball was passed to G. Harsh, kneeling in of Vandegraaff. As the Missls- vpfci forwards came charging through, snapped to his feet, Yiindegraaff hurled himself fit the Maroon - menace, and Harsh passed the ball across the field thirty yards to Morton. The next play, with about ten yards to go, Alabama fumbled and Mississippi got the b&ll. ' In this half, too, Alabama worked the ball up close and Vandy" tried a place kick, but fulled. Alabama never had another chance to score. The second, half was nothing hut fight, smash, and ginger. Alabama came backkfl of scrap. Only the scrapping Alabama forwards and the work of Vandegraaff kept Mississippi from a couple of touchdowns in the first quarter. Kimball, probably the best half seen In Birmingham this year, smashed aiui ripped through the Alabama line almost at will. The Mississippi forwards ton ATLANTA, WHITBY, 26 in. high 1"( in. high AR.HOW COLLARS 2 for 25 cents duett, Peabody & Co, Inc Makers Blachs the Practical Gift Store You Save on the Price Yet Wfe Put That Into the Value of . Blachs Frat $3.50 and l r, arc!-honest value Shoes. Most shoe wearers usually want style first,' tteti quality and price. " Blachs FRAT combine all three, and FRAT shoes are proving marvel 'in shoe specialization in Birmingham. . AT BIRMINGHAM 'EXTRA READ! i. Men's Clothing Ad on Page 7 , J Boys Clothing Ad on Page 9 great yawning gaps In the Thin Red Line through which Kimball and McArthur cantered until Insid the 25-yard line, where Alabama would hold for downs. The great toe of Vandegraaff would remove Immediate danger then, and Mississippi would begin all over again. When the Mississippi forwards could not open the Uno, Kimball would come racing in, charging low, ami crack bis way for six. eight and ten yards at a dip, but alwas outside the 25-yard line. Darkness Dims Play. As tile game was m-aring ah end, darkness began to fall. Mississippi worked the hall to the ten-yard line, and needed just that distance in two minutes to score. Alabama held, though, and four plays ut the line faded. As Alabama held for the last down, the whistle blew. By this time it was so dark, spectators on the side lines could not see the ball, and it was impossible to distinguish Alabama from Mississippi players. Grand stand spectators might as well havo been at n picture show for all they could see qf that last five minutes tf the gamest, hardest fought football playing noon in Birmingham this year, equalled perhaps, but never surpassed. The whole thrill of a full game was concentrated in this last five minutes when Mississippi, apparently as fresh as. when the game started, bent every power to shove another store over the wornout light Alabama team. The high spots In the gam', besides the general excellence of Mississippi and Alabama's play inside the 25-yard lines, were furnished by Kimball, Vandegraaff. Love, Gaddy and Long. Long sprang Into fame with his splendid return of a punt. Taking the ball on Ms 20-ynrd line, he punched through the Aggies for a spectacular, twisting, dodging run. An Aggie man stopped him when the field was cleur on Mississippi's 3t-yard lino. On the Honor Roll. Gaddy, by his marvelous catch of McArthur's hurl for a touchdown, climbed on the honor roll. Kimball was the best ground gainer on the field. IBs bin-king was the best seen in Birmingham tills year. He had the punch ami the speed, and appeared to he the hardest man to stop that Kirkwood has seen this year. The brightest spot on the Alabama team was at left tackle and left end. Vandegraaff and Love made a marvelous pair. But one gain was made around Love, and hardly rniv through loft tackle, though Vnmb-graaff was behind the line backing up on defense. Vandegraaff and lave were In evorv play. When a Mississippi man was dropped behind the line, it was sure to b Vandegraaff or I.ovo or both who did It. Vandegraaff, also, gave the best exhibition of punting seen this year in Birmingham, Hnd probably the best ever shown at Kickwood. The Alabama line, tylthout him, was paper, and the Mississippi men came charging In for every punt. Vandy was hurried every time, but his punts went high and far. Tvvicj punts were blocked, which brought his average down to about 40 yards, but never a punt from h!s toe that cleared the scrimmage line but went for more than 45 yards. . Two or three times he lifted the ball for 65 yards. On defense and offense and klrlrip. Vandegraaff is the best man seen in Birmingham this year. His equal has not played this year at Kirkwood. For individual playing ami value to his team, Vandegraaff is the class of Dixie's 1914 gridiron. The line and summary of the game i.i: Alabama Left end. Love; left tackle. Vandegraaff; left guard, Jones; center. Barnett; right guard, Hicks; right, tackle, Burks; right end. Morton; quarter, G. Harsh, left half. W. Harsh; right half. Hates; full, Long. Mississippi-Left end, (biddy; tackle. Hotter; left guard, Spurlock; center, Wells; right guard. Ran, ,n ; right tackle, Rainey; right end, Shaw, quarter, Kinney; left half. .Tones; right half, Kimball; full, McArthur. Score by quarters: A. and M ..0 9 0 0 9 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 Summary: Touchdowns. Gaddy, one; field goal. Jones, one; time of periods. 15 minutes; referee. Tirhenor (Auburn); umpire. McAllister (Tennessee); head linesman, lVdhnm (Virginia). Substitutions: Alabama, Johnson for Cl. Harsh; Miller for Barnett; Olhbona for Jones; Izzurd for Hates; Nevlllu for Long; AVeD for VV. Harsh. A. and M Carpenter for Patton; Noble for Kinney; Jackson for Jones; Bowman for Jones; Hatton for Carpenter. TECH WINS EASILY. ATI.ANTA. Gu.. Nov. :7. With a mixture of open and mass play, the football eleven of Georgia Terh defeated Ch-Mison College Lee Thursday 26 to 6 in their annual Thanksgiving Day game. The Suth Carolinian were unable to gain eoTjMDtentJy, thoir sin-Ge touch-down resulting from their only sueeess-fid forward pass In a dozen or more attempts. lachs $1.89 theyre Hats that represent the best standards of workmanship, style and value. Theyre Hats with Blachs own name in them so they cant be distinguished from $3; and higher priced hats. Were showing two new Spring styles in Soft Hats tomorrow in five new colors, contrast trimmed. The Velours at $1.89 are wonderful value. Other Velours special at $2.95; worth $3.50, $4 and $5. Imported Velours, $5 and up to $10. iST... Photo by Bromberg's Kodak Department. The picture on the left was taken as the runners were completing the first mile. Beatty is In the lead, with Edwards closely trailing Beatty, by a spurt, displaced Edwards from the lead here. The picture on the right shows Jones. Jones cannot be plainly seen, as he Is furthest from the camera. This picture was taken as Jones was forging to the front near the mile and half mark. He took the lead here and kept It to the finish. The News photographer and Sporting Editor led the runners around the course, viewing the race from an auto. A. season ended yesterday with a defeat for victory for A. & M. The cheesecloth line melted before the attack, of the heavy Mississippians time and again and yet the 'Aggies did not score their victory over their gains through the line. They did not buck through for a touchdown for Bully Vandegraaf would not permit it. The six points came through the forward pass route, McArthur to Gaddv. And the field goal came from the toe of Mr. Jones, now a resident of Starkville. That totalled all the scoring done, but it would probably have been 1 oo to o but for the brilliant toe work of Bully Vandegraaf. THE FORWARD pass whs the most beautiful seen cm tin local gridiron this season. U went for 35 yards front McArtJiur to Gaddy. Gaddy revolved the bull behind the Alabama's goal lines. He gathered It from the clouds by a hefty leap Into the uir. shook off two Alabamians like they were a couple of straws and planted the ball behind the goal posts fop the only tmiehd' wn of the game. And then Mississippi failed to kick goal. Wild the was eompleted. it would have gone wild, but for the brilliant work of (kiddy, who should, b all the rules of the game, have fumbled the ball. WHEN YESTERDAY'S game was staged at Uiekwood, Birmingham fandom had the pleasure of seeing two real bonaflde all-Southern men in ae-tkm. They were Kimball and Vandegraaff. Time and again the Mississippi Aggie, tore through the line for gain after gain. He was railed upon repeatedly to carry the ball and he always carried it for substantial gains. The Alabamians looked like babies as they rode Kimball for a few yards and then by reinforcement were able to down him. Kimball will surely get an all-Southern berth. The other who is certain for the big honor is Bully" Vandegraaff. The Yamle-Rrnafi boy looks like he is put together on the loose leaf system. To see him awkwardly ambling around before play is commenced one would have no idea that. he. ran kick that left I old football. But he can and he does it. BULLY IS the host kicker in the South today and If he improves next year as he has this he will be the i.est kicker the South has ever turned out. Time and again yesterday he sent bis punts down the field, sometimes for forty, sometimes fifty and sometimes even sixty yards. When Alabamas goal was In danger Bully" ws called upon to khk and Bully' always kicked with the exception of two instances when his life-savers were blocked. Hut, at that, 11 was through no fault of his. The Aggies went through the Alabama line with such a rush and such eae that the younger Vandegraaff was forced to speed up several of his kicks. There Is not a sport writer In the South who has seen Bully" in his best form but what will award him an all-Southern berth. THE LAST ten minutes of the battle was played in total darkness. Had anybody seen fit to kick a field goal the referee couldn't have told whether the ball went between the goal posts or some spectator's eye along the automobile space. L AN GFO R DA WIN N E R, LOS ANG1CLES, Nov. 27. With a left swing to the jaw Sam Langford of Bos-ton knocked out Harry Wills, the giant BULLY HAS NOT gained All this , Orlbans negro, in the fourteenth) punting strength bv sitting down In a j round of a scheduled twenty-round fight ! hair and reading or playing Sol. He Thursday afternoon at Vernon. I has practiced with ;.il the earnestness nf Charlie Brick ley. Ho spends an hour or so each day in going through kicking maneuvers. He has the persistency in bis nature which will make him a greater foothall player Soft Felt Hat Genuine American Velours & Derbies $4 Shoes and already has made him a great one. Bully can tackle a man and t;i.,ikU? 'him hard, and Liullv can kick with the best of them, but if his playing of ; st nlny ts a criterion, he cannot be rated as a good man on the offense. He was called upon several times to cany tiie ball, and more than once he was thrown fur a big loss. Bully can save the team but he can't win for it. Had in any backing to speak of. h Wi-vt-r, just think what the t. r. I. couid do. ALABAMA fumbled yesterday time and again. They were not able to hold t tie ball at all it seemed. The Aggies fumbled, too, but right here wo want to state that'the farmers are the greatest little roeoverers one ever saw. When the tumbler cant recover it the man behind him backs him up as In baseba.ll, and It looks like the boys were completing the starting off of a double pass, instead of recovering a fumble. They fumbled and fumbled, hut recovered numerous times. Alabama fumbled and fumbled, but if they recovered any they saw to it that no one enught them at it. IN SPEAKING of ether stars of the game it might Le well to drop in a column or two about Amo Love. ! Not having a column or two to spare, j we might blue pencil it dvvn to this: Had "Amo" played football all season like he did Thanksgiving, he, too. would be a winning candidate for that mythical eleven. Love played as good a game rus any man on the team and i a better jjamp than about ten of them did. Love lefi ended jut like Mr, Hoyle would have had him left end had he been overseeing the job in person. and the only thing that got around his end was a puff of wind now and then and a rav of sunshine or two. Had the rest of the team played with the fierceness of Love we would have been reading something like the Georgia-Auburn score of last Saturday. Both men were knocked down repeatedly, Langford himself taking the count four times In the first two rounds. re I FOOTBALL RESULTS At Syracuse, N. Y.: Notre Dame 20, Syracuse 0, At Washington: Georgetown 12, Gallaudet 7. At Allentown, Pa.: Albright 20, Muhlenberg 10. At Washington, Pa.: Washington and Jefferson 34, Bucknell 0. At Easton, Pa.: Lafayette 56, Dickinson 7. York: Villa Nova 7, At New Fordham 6. At New York: Rutgers 33, New York University 0. At Knoxville: Tennessee 23, Ken. tucky State University 6. At Oklahoma City: Oklahoma A. and M. 7, Colorado A. 4 M. 0. At Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins 13. St. John 34. At Lancaster, Pa.: Franklin and Marshall 7, Gettysburg 6. At Lexington, Ky.: Transylvania University 53, University of Mlss-Ippl At Atlanta: Georgia School of Technology 26, Clemson 6. At Chattanooga: Chattanooga 61, Cumberland 7, At Nashville: Sewanee 14, Vanderbilt 13. At New Orleans: Tulane 0, Louis, lana State University 0. At Richmond: Virginia 20, North Carolina 3. At Austin, Tex.: Texas University 39, Wabash 0. At Gainesville, Fla.: Florida 14, Mercer O. e At Springfield. Mo.: Drury 28, University of Arkansas 7. At Kansas City: University of Oklahoma 33. Haskell 12. At Lynchburg: Roanoke College 19, Hampden Sydney College 0. At Charlotte: Davidson 7, Wake, forest 6. At Greenville: Maryville 26, Furman 19. At Roanoke: V. P. I. 3, V. M. I. 0. At Mobile: Spring Hill 21, Marlon 12. At Waco: Southwestern 7, Baylor 6. At Spartanburg: Newberry 13, Wofford 7. GREAT TOLL FROM RACES YESTERDAY Four Fatalities and Numerous Serious Injuries Result in Mad Swirl of Speed-Demons For Glory and Prizes, RACE FATALITIES. At Knoxville, Tenn., Fred Redlna killed in auto race. At Omaha, Neb,, Roy Milney killed In motorcycle race. At Savannah, Ga., Gray Stoop And Z. D. Kelly killed In motorcycle race. At Birmingham, Bob McCarthy seriously Injured In motorcycle race. There were four fatalities and numerous serious injuries in the Thanksgiving auto hnd motorcycle races held oor tin- nation Thursday; it was prob- STREET RAILWAY SUED. Jcirv Gnnieh sues the Birmingham Railway. Light and Power Company in the city Court for 12.000 damages, claiming to have been hurt November 22. when a car started Just as the lighting plaintiff was in the act of Janie Crouch also asks for the same amount and makes the same allegations as that of Jerry Crouch. The old huntin' case style of waist aint worn anymore and it takes a girl with th open face design to get by these days. Its a shame t' dig up th passed, but what has became of them tango teas that was ail th' rage a few months ago? 'A y Tailored to Beyond any question with standing every comparison we make a better suit, a better overcoat, to order than any other tailor (real or self-styled) featuring low prices. The assertion rests not upon our say-Ho, but upon a demonstration of fabrics, workmanship and service; upon the testimony of thousands of pleased and inalienable customers; upon the lonu established permanency and solid financial responsibility of this business. At $15.00 we offer none but nil wool fabrics of full, seasonable weight, cleverly patterned, well woven and rigidly cold water shrunk; fa-l.rics thnt, if we did not get them direct from the jpiils in mill lots, at mill prices, could not be sold for the money. All linings and trimmings are equally good, while the workmanship is painstaking to a degree, and our well known guarantee applies precisely as it does to our tiigher prices. Though our customers MTdHT ho satisfied with less, we would not; theres the secret of our success. XV c make as quickly as vou sav. BE MEASURED TODAY PAIR OF TROUSERS OR A FANCY VEST FREE! o ably the worst Thanksgiving the speed demons have g -me through with since It became the fad t Mage speed festivities on Thanksgiving. Hie Corona auto race was the only contest of any consequence which escaped a fatality or serious Injury. SAVANNAH CLAIMS TWO. SA AXXAH, Ga , NnV. 27. Two riders were killed and one seriously injured in the second Annual three hundred mile motorcycle race here Thursday over the Savannah motor race course. The dead: Gray Sloop, Mooresvllle. invk, back, hip and Dg broken. Kelly. Savannah, left leg crushed X. v Z. D and internal Injuries The injured: K. H VerriM. Chicago, badly bruised and lacerated and skull may be fractured. Physicians bel!oe he will recover. The race won by Lee Taylor, of Middletown, O., who completed the 27 laps in 5:02:32. Joseph Walters, of Chicago was second and Irlvlng JanUe. of Milwaukee, third. There were 31? entrants. . Sloop's death resulted when he lost control of his motorcycle, ran over a small embankment and crashed "headlong Into a tree. He wras dead when aid reached him. Kelly was hurt when he struck a tree whiie rounding a curve. He was thrown fifteen feet, his machine falling on top of him. Verrill crashed into another machine ahead of him and was thrown with terrific force to the ground. The other rider was not hurt. BABCOCK WINS AUTO RACE. CUROXA, Cal., Nov. 27. Hiding at the rate of ninety and a half miles per hour George Babcock led at the end of forty laps In the 30-milo Corona road race today. His speed was nearly twelve mils an hour faster than the record. Karl Cooper wan second, 13 seconds behind Babcock; Barney Oldfield third and Huckstall fourth. Babcocks time for thirty laps of 2.70 mile course was 55:20; Coopers, 55:12. Tom Alley and Guy Ball were retired by accidents to their cars. Harry Grant's car was burned up on the forty-seventh lap, but Grant and ids mechanician came out untnjured. KNOXVILLE CONTRIBUTES. KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Nov, 27. WMle inamz TRODSERS or FANCY With Any Suit op Overcoat Ordered In the Next Ten Days. Un restricted Choice of Any Pattern in tho Large Stock. Order and to Measure ALL COATS FITTED IN THE NORWOOD WINS ROAD RACE CUP Vivian Jones Individual Winner But North Side Playground Is Winner of Tutwiler Cup, Greatest Local Road Race., Trailing the leaders for the first mile, slowly edging to the front at the mile and half, and coming into the home stretch with a grand spurt, Vivian Jones, of the East Lake playgrounds, finished ten feet ahead of his nearest rival in the two-mile playground road race Thursday shortly after noon. On his final dash for the tape he was cheered onward by the thousands who-had assembled to witness the finish of the biggest track event ever pulled off in Birmingham. Jones time was 10 minutes. 48 3-5 seconds. He carried off the Individual honors and the first medal. Norwood Playground, however, finished ahead of the rest of the playgrounds entered and won the handsome Hotel Tutwiler Cup, which was presented to the winning team in front of the hotel after the judges had checked up and announced their decision. Norwood had 112 points credited against them. West Knd was a close second with 121, while North Birmingham ran third and Enslcy fourth. It was a great race and thousands lined the course to watch the runners In their miniature marathon. Beatty took the early lead and held It ffrn the first mile. Here Edwards forged to the front and for a time It looked like the big boy had the pace that would make him a winner. The hard work began to wind him, however, and he dropped to seventh at the finish. It was a great nice and a great day for a race. After th doctors hnd xaro-ined every entry to se that he was in good physical condition. the athletes toed the mark, the starter fird th pistol and the crowds cheered as the runners made their get-away for the length) run. I Supervisor Nespor of the Playgrounds stated after the race that the feature of th contest was the brilliant shewing made by the dark horse, many of w hom had never been entered in a match rnco before. These beginners displayed r-n arkable ability nml finished w -11 in the lead of many track stars who have been rated ns the best in the Magic City for several years. The way each individual finished, th number ho wore and the playgmund he represented follows; Distitvcthety Individual VEST BASTING BEFORE FINISHING 52, Vivian Jons, of East Lake. 42. Henry Brnstl, of Woodlawn. 84. Wallace Loveless, of East Birmingham. 93, Guy Walker, of North Birmingham. 22, Henry Beatty, of Norwood, 8, Douglas Early, of West Park. 9, Edwards, of West Park. 2,1. Keith, of Norwood. 44. Graham, of West End. 17. McDonald, of Pratt City. 72, Nesbitt, of L&kevJew. 45. Hall, of West Knd. 47, Dutton, of West End. 64, Johnson, of Kaat Luke. 53, Hajne. of Avondale. 29. Ilankiim, of Avondale. 24. Platowsky, of Norwood. 25. Douglas Beatey, of Norwood. 6ft. Seales, of Enslcy. 43, Laughinghouse, of West End. 11, Soqua, of North Birmingham. 95. Woody, of North Birmingham. 61, Cissons, of Last Lake. 71), Bobbins, of Lakeview. 65, Gandy, of Kinsley. 46. Hundley, of West End. 2ft, Densler, of Norwood, 62, Haynes, East Birmingham. 26. Mayes, of Norwood. 31, E. C. Jolly, of Avondale. 14, Gndd, of North Birmingham. S3, Loveless, of East Birmingham. 63, Walters, of Enslcy. fiS. Sherrott, Martin School. 64, Gandy, of Easley. 61. Hickman, of Knsley. 21. Green, of Norwood. S5, Connor, .East Birmingham. 92, Nieholis. of North Birmingham. 9o. .Nicholls, of North Birmingham. 5ft. Taylor, of West Knd. 15, Stoves, of Pratt City. 62, Hitt, of Enslcy. 7ft, Bristol. Martin School. 7. West, Behrens Pink. ll D

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