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SANTA ANA DAILY REGISTER, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21. 1937 Bernie Bierman it ora of five^but that Bierman is a po.«!*imi«tie famous coaches who will write coach fashioned on the foundation weekly articles for NEA Service of Oilmour Dobie and some of the and The Register this fall. I other Weeping Willies of the pro• • • | fcssion. By HARRY GRAYSON But the most Important nbserva- (Sports Editor, NEA Service) tion along this line is that Bierman MINNEAPOLIS. — Few football seems to be sincere in his ap- teams reflect their coaches to the | praisals. He really means them, extent of those of Bernie Bierman. ; and isn’t putting on acts. His Minnesota souads and his There was the trip to Ann Ar- Tulane teams before them, as a bor with a young Minnesota team rule, have been cool, calm and in 1B35. Bierman professed fright, collected under the severest kind of Minnesota stepped out in that pressure. one and blasted the Wolverines. A story told of Bierman and 40-0, Tuffy Thompson, Andy Fram, one of his earlier Tulane teams Sheldon Beise, and a few others gives you a good line on the fam- running wild. ous guide of the Gophers. Fired by an unusual situation, the Greenies started sprinting from the dressing room for the field of battle, and were headed down the ramp when Bierman shouted: '‘Stop, you fools! Walk to the field! You may need all that energy when you get there!” One of the few Bierman teams to appear rattled was the splendid ;one of last season in the final period of the Northwestern game, Something was about due to happen to the Giants of the North at the time, however. They had gone through 1933, ’34, and '35 without a. defeat, and had moved toward the windup of the 3336 schedule when a heart-breaking penalty helped the Wildcats to snap their string. Bierman generally is credited with having done the finest job of evenly balancing a running game with the lateral or so-called razzle-dazzle. But the Gophers met * with so much success in pulling game« out of the fire with laterals Ajast season that chucking the ball about promiscuously finally got the best of them. Bierman admitted this following the Northwestern disaster, but nothing succeeds like success, and 1t took the Northwestern upset, to restore a full measure of old Minnesota soundness. • • * «Gophers Became Panicky Toseed Away Game , Minnesota had all but a few seconds of the last period to score on Northwestern, but kept losing the hall on aimlesa laterals after long runs or after rushing the ball all over the lot. “Bemoanin' Bernie” Bierman Is what they call him the length and breadth of this fanatical football country. There was a time, however, when Bierman did not moan, and the writers, perhaps stunned by the reversal, refused to take him at face value. Bierman was at Tulane then and had one of his more engulfing Green Waves. The Greenies were marching through Georgia to play the University of Georgia and stopped off at Atlanta. There they were met by the customary battery of reporters. In the resultant conversation, Bierman was asked pointedly how he figured the games would turn out. Th« boys anticipated a pessimistic answer, but lie fooled them. “We should be able to take them * by two or three touchdowns,’• replied Bierman, much to their amazement. “We have a pretty fair team this year, and I understand that they haven't so much. They * shouldn't bother us.” That was just too much, coming from “Bemoanin' Bernie.” The writers, apparently figuring that Bierman was foxing them or was engineering a joke at their exppnse, Just couldn’t and wouldn’t believe it. They didn't print the story. And Tulane won by four touchdowns! That proves that Bierman does not always employ the well-known crying towel aa a part of his football toilet. There is no question Minneapolis writers sought to give Bierman the rib. The coach plainly was embarrassed, but he persisted to insisting: “Honestly, I was scared to death. I really didn't believe we could do it. I was willing to settle for anything because I figured we perhaps wouldn’t be able to settle at all.” Bierman Keeps Damper On Boys' Enthusiasm One reason why Bierman employs pessismism is to tone down his boys. There is nothing more fractious than a college football play* cr who suspects that he is good. Nothing is quite as damaging as over-confidence! “There is no worse pre-game psychology for a team than going into a game convinced that it can't lose.” says Bierman. "That is even worse than a team starting a game convinced that it can't win. The best psychology is for a team to feel that it will win but that it must go at top speed all the while to accomplish the feat.” At present, Bierman is his pessimistic self, perhaps as a checkmate on hoys who have been told the public prints and eye to eye that they again are destined to be the top of the nation. Bierman launches hifi sixth season at Minnesota in defense of a record of 32 victories, four defeats, three of them in his initial year, and four ties. He starts with 27 lettermen, 16 reserves from 1036, and a class of sophomores who aa freshmen had not as many outstanding players as the Minnesota peagreens have had in past campaigns. Outstanding among the losses are Bud Wilkinson, brilliant blocking quarterback: Co-Capt. Ed Wid- setb, unanimous All-America tackle; Bud Svendsen, ace center: Co- Capt. Julie Alfonse, right halfback; and Ray Antil, end. ♦ • * Wealth of Material Is Mostly Homegrown Drilled to take the place of the departed veterans are Vic Spadaccini, veteran fullback shifted to blocking quarterback; Rudy Gniit- ro, veteran halfback replacing Alfonso; Bob Hoe], a junior groomed to replace Wldaeth; and Dan Elmer, a junior favored to take charge of the center Job. » Once more the set-up virtually is a Minnesota situation. Of the 60 players invited to return for practice, seven are from outside the state or within closer range of another major institution. BEGIN BIG CUB-GIANT SERIES Marchie to March to Altar FORE TO GO TÍ (This is the sixth of a series on Pacific Coast conference football teams—Sport editor's note.) BY JAMES A. SULLIVAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) BERKELEY—Picking a varsity team to represent the University of California in the football wars this season was the least of Coach Leonard (Stub) Allison's worries when he assembled 90 warriors on Memorial stadium turf and began work for the campaign ahead. Allison merely ran his eye down the lineup he used in most of last year's games, and offered this array of talent: Ends: Henry Sparks and Perry Schwartz, San Francisco; tackles: Dave DcVarona, Ocean Beach, and Milton Pollack. Hollywood: Guards; Claude Evans, San Bernardino, and Yard Stockton, Alhambra; center, Bob Herwig, Pomona; quarter, John Meek, Upland; left half, Vic Bottari, Vallejo; right half, Sam Chapman. Tiburon; and fullback: Ken Cotton, San Marino. Allison’s problem is to mak# this sxpsrisncsd machins do better than it did last ysar, when the Golden Bears won only four of their seven Pacifio Coast conference games. There appear two good reasons why he should be more successful. First is that he has a. veteran team, one that, will be more closely knit as a unit than most of their rivals. The second, and by far the more important, is that he has only one loft halfback to be concerned with this year. I^ast year he had five, and their constant parading in and out of the backfield appeared to bewilder the California team more than opponents. There rarely was any cohesion in the Bear backfield. This year Allison has only Bottari on whom he can depend for the most important Job in the California attack. But this 20-year- old 171-pounder has the goods to make the Bears go. They went fast last year during the period when the squat, broad-shouldered star of the 1936 frosh was carrying the mail. Bottari can pass long to the nimhle-fingered Sparks or short to burly Sam Chapman. Feinting a pass, he can slice apart a line. And Jimmy Coffis of Stanford is his only rival carrying back punts from the safety post. The other three men in the varsity backfield are well seasoned. Meek, the quarterback, is a barrel- built blocker who received some all-star consideration last year Chapman, the most unappreciated Marchmont Schwartz, Creighton University football coach and foi mcr all-Amei ies backfield star it Notre Dame, poses happily with his bride-to-be, Rosemarie O'Donnell, of Omaha. They plan to be wed in Notre Dame's famous Log Chapel at South Bend around Christmas. p .. .................... ... .................. ... Chicago, Needing 3-Game Sweep, Primes French, Carleton, Davis For Mound Work BY GEORGE KIRSKEY ♦have won only two gum* 1 out of*-md r *:r,for final (United Pr#9S Staff Correspondent) eight in Urn Cubs' park. out. .«tanley Hack had a perfect NEW YORK — The National The Giants' pitching staff has day at hat, getting "4 for 4.** league's pennant race approaches a shown signs of weakening under The New York Yankees need climax today in Chicago, where pressure the past three days, with American league pennant. "Lefty” the league-leading Giants open a Hubhell, Schumacher and Melton only I mon victories to clinch th three-game series against the sec- unable to pitch complete games. Gr*ive won his 20th game when he ond place Cubs. Hard and timely hitting, however, held Detroit to 4 hits for his sixth With a 2 1-2 game lead the has kept them out of trouble, shutout, 3-0. Joe DiMaggto hit Giants can’t drop back unless they Ri\ al pitchers f*>r today’s game homer No. 44 with & man off lose three straight to the Cubs. In were French. Cubs’ southpaw who “Lefty” Jake Wade, that event the Cubs would he on has won his last, thr* c starts, in- The Bost n Red Sox dropped top by .001 and make the stand- eluding two shutouts, and Harry into a fourth place tie with Cleve» Humbert, who pitch*-* at his best land by dividing a doubleheader CHICAGO 87.57 .804 against the Cubs. IV-tting odds with the St. Louis Browns. 34. NEW YORK 85-56 - .603 were 6-5 and take our choice. Louis collected 14 hits to win the All the Giants need to keep on The Giants slugged their way opener. 8-6, while Bobby DoerFs their pennant course, is to take 1 yesterday to their second straight I | ' ^r, l a ,,n n “nabled ths one game in Chicago. I _____ ... ... - ______ I Rpd to win th* over the Cardinals, 10-3, collect- I r.r With only 10 games left for . ... . . . . „ , ,,, . * , .. .. , ing 1< hits and driving Boh Wei- Chicago after the New V ork ser-j ies the odds will be heavily against lanrt to covor in t,1P first inning, them overtaking the Giants unless j Ripple and Whitehead each made j they can sweep the current ser- two doubles and a single. Melton, j ies. A sweep for New York would ! Giants' southpaw, was touched for .1 clinch another “subway" world | six hits in the first inning. Wild j series. j base running allowed him to get i The Cubs have come back to life I out w,th on!>' thrruna «-«rod. . ‘ Carl Huhbel finished the game, since Ripper’ Collins returned to I, MoWnA on)y 4 h,t8 m 7 inn_ first base, and have won four j ings for ¡,jS *>oth victory, straight. Charlie Grimm has three j The Cuba had a close call with j pitchers, Larry French, “Tex" Brooklyn, winning. 5-1. after stop- j Carlton and Curt Davis, all prim- ! ping a Dodger rally one run short ed for the Giants in that order. ! of tying the game in the ninth. J recent game without being charged i The Giants haven’t won a game at Bill Lee held the Dodgers to 2 ^ with an official time at hat. He was Wrtglev field since June 23 when hits until the ninth and then col- 1 Hit by a pitched hall twice and Carl Hubbel scored an 8-4 tri- j lapsed. With the bases filled. Bob walked five times. umph. All the season Die Giants • Logan, rookie southpaw, came in TÄLLEY. SMALLWOOD 10 BE CO-1 EASY DAY AT BAT Lynn Myers, Asheville, N. C. shortstop scored seven runs tn a LOS ANGELES—Adrian Talley, sprinter, and Harold Smallwood, quartor-miler. will be co-captatn* of the University of Southern Cali, fornia track and field team next season, a tabulation of votes by lettennen of S. C.'s National inter- colle ¡ate championship t*>tm of 1937 disclosed today. (This ia tha twelfth of a aeriea about Orange county's football teams —Sport editor's note.) And three of these are here be- member of the quartet, is a talent cause one, Ken Dollarhide, formerly lived here; another, Horace Bell, a Negro youth, was sent here by his brother, Rill, in order to have him under his old coaeh while at Ohio Htate, Dr. George Haulier; and a third, Bob I.Arson of Rockford, III., desires to follow in the footsteps of a former Minnesota All-America tackle, Dick Smith of his home town. Minnesota's homegrown football teams do their traveling on the gridiron. NEXT: Dana X, Bible Notes From The Press Box o ed kicker, an adopt pass receiver and a capable blocker. Cotton ought to be called bulthack instead of fullback. He bulls his way through for short gains that pull the secondary defense <n to set up the stage for Bottarl's passes. There is good material among the second and third stringers. Sophomore Ted Hubert is Bottarl's understudy and a good one. Terry Thomas spells Chapman; Dave Anderson, who was regular fullback for a time last year, is behind Cotton and another sophomore, Bill Huters, has the makings of a good quarterback. Besides Sparks and Schwartz at ends, Allison has the veterans Jud Callaghan and Willard Dolman, and Sophomores Bill Biggerstaff and I j O u Smith. Hanagan To Publicize Clark; Fighter Golf-Minded .JiV"1““ are ■tr°'“' BY HENRY McLEMORE (United Prese Staff Correspondent) ) NEW YORK — Putt.ng the sport shot here and there. The gentelman who owns the Detroit professional football team, one Richards by name, has engaged the moat high- powered publicity firm in the nation to spread the fame of “Dutch” Clark far and wide . . . Steve Hanagan—for he's the gent who has been hired to publicize Clark—never had an easier job , ■ . Because Clark, for the past five yeare at least, has been recognized as the greatest football player, pro or pure, in the country . , , Vincent Richards, for a long time a member of the Big Ten in tennis, thinks Bill Tilden is the only player he ever saw who would be certain to defeat Donald Budge ... In other words, Vinnie rates Don No. 2 for ell time . . . When Greentree meets old Westbury for the National Open polo title, it will be a fairly good test of the general belief that winning polo is 50 per cent players and 50 per cent horses . « Greentree, defending champions, is better mounted, and old Westbury has the better riders , , . My dough is riding on old Westbury, because I’m a funny fellow who thinks players are smarter than ponies . . . Harry Jeffra, challenger for Sixto Escobar’s bantamweight crown on Mike Jacobs' carnival of champions card, would like to win the title chiefly because it would give him enough money to quit boxing and take up the career of a golf professional . . . Jeffra, despite his lack of time to practice, consistenly shoots in L e low 70s . . . To show you how little the world's heavyweight wrestling championship means I would like to point out that Bronko Naguroki, holder of said title, X will play fullback for the Chicago Bears this fall . . . And speaking of wrestling, if it isn’t a phoney sport how do persons like Tommy Farr, who never wrestled in their lives, become wrestling referees overnight? . . . The answer is, of course, that wrestling is about as on the level as are the Himalayas . . . Eddie Rommel, onetime Athleti« pitcher, will umpire in the majors next year . . , And, talking of umpires, the American league players call Bill McGowan (who was recently voted as the best ump in the circuit) “Little Joe Chest” . . . Henry (Esky) Clark or Harry Rockafellow is likely to succeed Walter Okeson as ap- pointer of eastern football officials . . . You may consider this a vsry minor job, yet the “Ivy" and the “poison Ivy” colleges of the Atlantic seaboard are fighting a bitter war over Okeson's successor • • . All the experts except one pick Washington to repeat as Pacific Coast football champion , . . The exception is Jimmy Phelan, Washington coach . . If I were a player on Brother Phelan’s team, and he tried to get me enthused, I’m afraid I’d say “coach, what's the use in losing weight over seventh place?” . . . The American Legion didn’t make Uncle Mike Jacobs happy when it scheduled its amateur bouts for the same night of Mike's all-champion card . . . The Legion is giving away tickets for its show . . . Mike, no philanthropist, is charging upwards of $20 ... At that, Mike will outdraw the free show . . . mith and Bill Stoll, the latter & Portland product, are first reserves to J)e Varona and Pollack. At the Guards Ray Hanford of Oakland may crowd Evans from a starting position, and Tom Ray of Piedmont is right behind Stockton. With Bob Herwig in health, the team needs only one center, but just in case the big fellow, an All-America candidate for two years, waver* or weakens, Ralph Sauer, Bob Wileon and Robert Lee are waiting to snap them back. California opens its season Saturday with a game Allison wishes were a month or two later. That’s the annual clash with “Slip” Madf- gan's St. Mary's Gaels. After that come two conference games, Oregon State and Washington State, then a double-header against California Aggies and College of Pacific, and a game with U. S. C. for a home program of five straight Saturdays The first trip, Oct. 30, takes the Boars to Los Angeles to play If. C. L. A. They play Washington at home, and then go to Portland to meet Oregon. The season reaches its climax with t He Stanford game at Palo Alto Nov. 20. On Dec. 4 Georgia Tech, the team that trimmed the Bears in Atlanta last Christmas, comes to Berkeley for another game, unless the Bears go to the Rose Bowl. Every year since he moved up: the canyon from Fullerton, the i cry in the Orange league has been: "What's ‘Shorty’ Smith got j up at Brca-OIlruia?” Even when the tall dean of Or- j ange county football coaches has one of his infrequent off-seasons, the other mentors worry about Brea. For one thing. Smith always fields a fighting team that like as not will play “over Its] head.” For another, the Wildcats usually come big and strong | and well schooled. "Shorty” is gloomy this season; that’s a good indication that i Brea-Olinda will finish near the * top. When Smith moans, look out; the loud*'r his wails the tougher the Wildcats. “Shorty” is the league's Gil Dobie. “I have only 16 players,” sobs I Smith. ‘I’ll have to get more out. j or use the girls. Some of them , want to play at that. We have | hopes of placing third or fourth In the league, with Laguna anti j Garden Grove fighting it out for I top honors. Bill Cole (Tuet n) and I might, slip up and heat one of them. But I have the smallest J number of players checking out suits since I've been at Brea. On paper -aside from a dearth of reserves—Brea <Io**fin't look bail at all. Smith starts with nine! lettermen of whom six were regu lars last fall"Slinging’ Sam” Henderson wilt be the backbone of the backfield This is the big fullback's third and last season on the Wildcat varsity. There is no question but the Urea-Ollnd&'a backfield will do In addition try Henderson, th. | ’Cats have Captain Mei "Bud” McConnell and Hubert McConnell. These are all seasoned players. Other veterans returning or- Belaud Kinsler and Janies Joins son, ends; Don Voorhles, tackle; Afton Drake and Lyndie Oh<:*n. guards. Kinsler has been bold back bv a series of boils ail ov> his right arm and left leg. »» : may not he ready before Brea conference season. Other leading candidates ar* Wallace Manning, Adrian N>-< and Eldon Smith, ends; Victor Guard, tackle; Dick Barman, Harold Himes and Don Laey, guards; Russell Johnson, center; Hamid Nelson, quarterback; Robert B<>w man, half, and Roy Ledbetter, full. Ledbetter is another of Uncelebrated Brea-Olinda athleti* family. Coach Smith has arranged aev eral early Informal scrimmages but will not launch Brea's season un til the 'Cats face Citrus October 8. The schedule: Oct. 8—Brea-Olinda at Citru». Oct- 15—Brea-Olinda at Orange. Oct. 22—Brea-Olinda at Garden Grove (league), Oct. 29—San Juan Capistrano at Brea-Olinda (League). Nov. 5— Brea-Olinda at Laguna Beach (League). Nov 12—Valencia at Brea-Olinda (League). Nov, 17—Brea-Olinda at Tuetin (League). Tomorrow—Stanford. REAL JOB AHEAD STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York ................................. 35 5.5 .»>15 Chi< ago ...........................................34 57 .536 St. Ixiuli* ................ 75 66 .552 Pittsburgh ................................. 75 6« .552 Boston ............... 71 70 .5»* I Brooklyn ................ 61 80 .45:: Cincinnati ................................. 55 8t .396 Philadelphia ...........................»5 85 .393 Yeeterday'» Reaulti Chicago, 5; Brooklyn. 4 New York, 10: St. Louis, J. Only sanies scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 1 »étroit DEL MONTE- Clara Callender, Chicago Centenary and South Carolina play the longest schedules of any major college grid teams in the j latter is the daughter of the late 18-year-old state golfing champion, and Mary Morse, 16-year-old daughter of a noted golfer, will enter the National women’s championship to be played at Memphis, Oct. 4 to 9. Miss Morse began her golfing career at 12, and Miss Callender has been playing since she was 8. The Boston Cleveland . Washington Philadelphia .fit. Louis ............................. 42 Yesterday’« Results New York, 5; Detroit, 0. St. Louis, 8-5; Boston. 6-7. Only games scheduled. w L. Pet. 54 45 .676 8357 .593 78 62 557 72 64 .529 74 66 .529 «7 75 , 479 47 91 .3 41 4299 .296 country this year, Each has an even dozen garms on its pio- gTam. professional, Eliot Callender. 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