Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on October 21, 1921 · Page 4
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Decatur, Illinois
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Friday, October 21, 1921
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DECATUR HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1921. DECATUR HERALD WANNMEN FACE SWEDES M M Al. C BATTLE SATURDAY MILLIKIN ELEVEN IS READY FOR STRUGGLE WITH AUGUSTANATEAM Blue and White Players in Shape for Battle That WiU Probably Decide 1. 1. A. C. Football Championship Realizing they are going up against the stiffest oppositoin they have encountered this season, but determined to fight for victory from the first kick off until the filial whistle and confident they will win, the Millikin football warriors, accompanied , by Coaches Wann and Johnson, will leave this afternoon for Rock Island where on Saturday they meet the stalwart and fast Augustana team in a struggle that will probably settle the Illlinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football championship. The Millikin mentors are taking a large squad to Rock Island. The battle will be bitterly contested and It Is believed substitutions will have to be made before the struggle Is over. The Augustana team is the strongest In the history of the Rock Island Institution. The players are big. fast and veterans at the grid game and no team the Norsemen have faced this season has been able to stop their terrific line smashes and off tackle plays. The Swedes rtnpenil on shift plays to pain pround. They execute their formation swiftly and every man on the eleven is In very offensive play as the backs pound and batter at the opposing line. StroBK Defense. Augustana has shown great strength on defense this season. With a line from end to end that averages more than 180 pounds no set of backs has been able to break through or go around that wall for substantial gains and very few ffr"t. downs have been made agatst the Norsemen this year. Augustana has shown little this year in two departments of the game forward passing and kicking. They have tried but few passes in the games they have played this fall and those they have attempted have not been completed. Their punter .gets the ball away fast bvt I unable to boot the oval for any great distance. Coach Wann is sending against the Swedes a light but fast and scrappy team. Tbs Millikin forward wall charges ' fast and the men break through and are at the opposing backs before they are well started. They have stopped every offense di GOPHERS READY FOR BIGBATTLE Minnesota Expects to Stage Comeback Against Indiana Saturday MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Oct. 20. ' The University of Minnesota football t team, which meets the University of Indiana at Northrop field Saturday, : la being worked Into shape for the . strong opposition Indiana Is expected to furnish. Tha iinfYn?tri defeat Buffered by ; the Minnesota team last Saturday against Ohio State nas given ieaa ? Coach Williams and his staff of as- - sistants material to work on In correcting his defensive play, and developing a penetrating offense. The in-Jury to Arnold Oss, left halfback, who has been out of the play since the Northwestern game. In the opinion of Dr. Williams, Is responsible for the poor showing Minnesota made j last Saturday on the offense. - Team Crippled ' Minnesota's attack was built about Oss, and without his dashing play, -the Maroon and Gold was unable to ' develop an offensive which could carry through Ohio's defense. Minnesota's Inability to stop Ohio State Is said to have been due to the weakness of the ends, who are green, but show promise of development. 'The injury bugaboo is hard on the trail of the Minnesota squad, Johnson n n n They're all purpose Coats; .for rain or shine; lined with Skinner's Satin; full skirted model: FY-ench faced; Inverted back and belted; Extra fine quality Gabardine; GUARANTEED In every respect. Specially priced at $37.50." W.8 altz Yros. IISKWater St. n n n n n rected at them this season and have not had their goal line crossed. The Millikin ends are, speedy and no team has been able to make consistant gains around them thus far In the 1921 campaign. Fast Halfbacks. The Blue and White offense is exceptionally strong this year. Bailey and Wallace at the halfback positions, are fast men who pick their holes and slide through for big gains. They are dangerous at every stage of the ame and either one is liable to get away for a long run at any time during a contest Abrams at quarter back Is an excellent field general and carries the ball well. He is at his best in a tough battle and is expected to put up a great exhibition Saturday. Hartman, regular fullback, will be out of Saturday's tussel but Spitz, who will take his place Is an excellent man for the Job. He is exceptionally strong on defense, where a fullback is most needed. The Millikin team Is in mid-season form and readv to put up its hardest battle. The first eleven has shown up exceptionally well In practise this week and It has reeled off its formations like clock work. The last prac-trr before the Augustana game was held Thursday afternon and supporters of the team who saw the men In action were pleased at their work. A signal drill, in which all the formations and plays were gone over time and time again, completed the training for th battle against the Swedes and the S. M. IT. warriors are ready and waiting for the whistle that will send them Into action against the Norsemen. at tackle being able to participate only In light workouts due - to a bruised side which necessitated, his removal from, the Ohio game. Dr. Williams - expect to meet -a team In Indiana that will test the endurance of hia players. The experience gained by Coach "Jumbo" Stiehm's men against Harvard, Is expected to offset whatever advantage Minnesota may have gained In the win over Northwestern and the defeat at the hands of Ohio State. Same Lineup During the week the activities of the Minnesota squad have been con ducted behind closed gates, with only campus gossip giving the followers of the team a line on the week's activities. It Is not expected that Oss will be In condition to play, and the same lineup used against Ohio State will be started again. Mar-tlneau's kicking, running and passing ability will be used as Minnesota's main threat against Indiana. Coach Williams declared the In diana game will be the hardest of Minnesota's schedule, warning the supporters of the team not to ex pect too much, because the team Is still "green, crude and unpolished." MEN! WHY PAY $9 OR $10 FOR SHOES? It Isn't necessary for any man to pay 9 or tlO for shoes these days. In fact it's like throwing S3 or $4 to the birds. 15.85 Is H. S. Geb-hart Co.'s price for fine shoes. The most particular shoe buyers In Decatur go to Gebhart's; eight styles to select from; English lasts, straight lasts, freak lasts and conservative lasts, developed of fine leathers, made in the most skillful ways. Gebhart's $5.85 shoes are today's .usual ?9 and 10 qualities. Adv. n nm EXTRA QUALITY Gabardine Topcoats $37 .50 mberdasken n ' 11 Mi n PRINCETON AND HARVARD FEAR SATURDAY FOES Upsets Likely To Occur At Hands Of Chicago and Penn State EXPECT HARD GAMES I By JACK VEIOCK. (Internntlonnl News Sports Editor. NEW YORK, Oct. 20. With Chicago's Maroons coming east, -full of fight and Penn State tuned up to a high pitch, it begins to look more and more like a very busy Saturday for Princeton and Harvard. Having taken a trouncing from the Navy last Saturday, the Tigers are none too well prepared to withstand the onslaught of Chicago. It is still uncertain too that Don Lourle, Nassau's big star, will be able to stay in the line up long If he gets in at all. Mast Look Ahead. Princeton must look ahead toward the Yale and Harvard games. She must conserve her strength, even at the expense of a beating by Chicago and the problem is no laughing mat ter in Tigertown. The Maroons will come east with a varsity lienup intact. They will be fresh also, for they loafed last week. So there is reason for at least a thin veil of gloom at Princeton. In Penn State. Harvard's varsity will meet a foe of uncertain strength In a game that will be full of Hugo Bezdek's tricks, a team withal that seems tn have more line nower than Harvard has. """And Harvard's line has generally been her forte in tight games. The backfields of Penn State and Harvard, on paper, seem pretty even ly matched. . Where Harvard may show to advantage is the kicking department, as she did last fall against Yale, but her linesmen will have to do their bit. Hard to Pick. Picking a winner of either the Princeton-Chicago or Penn State-Harvard games would be foolhardy. Sensational developments may turn up in both games, however. Per haps the wholly unexpected. The game between Pittsburgh and Syracuse at Forbes field will be watched with interest. In addition to these " games and the Army-Yale struggle at New Haven, no games of ultra import stands out on the eastern schedule. DECATUR PREPS IN FINE SHAPE Red and White Team Rea dy for Game With Bloomington Saturday Following a week of hard practise in which the players were -driven at top speed every evening, the Daca tur High school football team will e In fine trim for Its battle with the Bloomington High school eleven on Millikin field Saturday afternoon. The Red and White grid warriors have been given long sessions of scrimmage .and long hours of signal drill and they will be In the best shape of the season when they stack up against their ancient enemy from the Evergreen city. Show Better Football The Decatur High school team has been coming along slowly this season. With only green material on hand for an eleven when school opened last month Coach Mulr was forced to build a machine from the ground up. The Red and White lost its first two battles of the season but got Into the win column last Saturday by defeating the Urbana preps In a hard fought and sensational struggle. The players are showing better football with every game and from the way they have been going in practise this week will be SO per cent better against Bloomington Saturday than they were against Urbaha. BloomlnKton Strong: The Bloomington team is strong this year, and according to word from the Evergreen city the men will be in good shape for this week's battle. The aggregations appear to be evenly matched and it is expected that? a stiff battle will be waged. A number of Bloomington rooters will accompany the team to Decatur. CLINTON TO MEET PEORIA HIGH TODAY CLINTON. Oct. 20. Coach Hoovers Clinton Community High school football team will go to Peoria Friday morning, and in the afternoon the local athletes will play their annual game with the Peoria Central High school team. Clinton made a fine showing at Peoria last year, and it is expected that the 1321 team will make a better impression. Hoover has been putting his athletes through strenuous scrimmages during the week, following the defeat at the hands of Normal last Friday 9, to 0. The local athletes had just enough over-confidence taken out of them at Normal to put them in fighting trim. SULLIVAN TO HAVE INDEPENDENT TEAM SULLIVAN, ; Oct. 20. William George is organizing a semi-professional football team, -to plauy the Lovington Independents here one week from Sunday. George expects to have a strong eleven and one that will defeat the Lovin?ton aggregation. There are more gold mines in the province of Shantung than in any other province of China. PUNTERS WHO AVERAGE FIFTY-FIVE YARDS IN GAME ARE MIGHTY FEW It is odd to read these days of scholastic and collegiate kickers who, as newspaper Mounts read, "average 65 yards." One little realizes what an enormous task a football punter' takes on himself to "average 55 yards" in a game. Very few. If any. have ever dons such a thing with any degree of consistency. In fact, rare have been the occasions when any kicker, anywhere, any time, In any game, has "averaged 55 yards" with his punts. i A short time ago a close follower) of football, In speaking of a kicker I in the Middle West, contended that this great punter "kicked 60. yards with regularity." . A check was made; on this popular punter and it was! found that, in a game where the line in front of him outplayed the; opposing forward wall, he actually managed an average of 34 yards from the line of scrimmage. Adding 10 yads, the distance which the kicker plays behind the line when punting. this kicker averaged 44 yards. This! is giving the kicker an actual edge of about two yards because In the execution of a kick he goes forward about this distance. Coy and Thorpe. Standing out prominently among consistent Tuckers were Jim Thorpe, the Indian, and Ted Coy. of Yale. In practise Coy was a positive 60-yard kicker. During his years on the Yale team he rarely lost more than five yards of his consistency. Coy was one of the very ,few who averaged around the 55 yards, and If a close check were made on several of Coy's performances it would be found that he rarely averaged 65 yards. His average would be nearer 50 than 55. In 1911, when Jim Thorpe was at his best, the Carlisle Indians, under Warner, planed Georgetown University at Washintgon. Prior to the game Thorpe stood out on Georgetown field and booted away long spiral for distances ranging from 60 to 85 yards. These distances were gained by actual carry of the ball. During the game Thorpe managed an average of 61 yards. . Quite a drop. Even then Thorpe's kicks were not hurried. " ANIMATED GRID FIELD TO SHOW PROGRESS OF GAME Featured by an animated football field that will show the progress of the Staley-Dayton football game tn Chicago, an after-' noon of entertainment will be given Decatur grid fans In Regimental Headquarters armory, corner of East William and Franklin streets, Sunday afternoon. Play by play, service will be given on the big battle and as each play is made in Cub park, Chicago, it will be shown on the miniature football field in Regimental Headquarters armory and announced to the crowd. The Triangles are the strongest club the Starch Worker have met yet this season and Decatur fans will watch the progress of the struggle with interest. TOMMY MURPHY HURT IN WRECK Driver Hurled to Ground When Peter Henley Falls in Race ATLANTA. Ga., Oct 10. Tommy Murphy, one of the leading drivers of the Grand Clrnnlt tvh 4n1nrri here today when Peter Henley, of the Murphy stables, stumbled and fell in the 2:07 pace. The sulkey shafts Seemed to stick in tfc a vrminH .nil hofse and driver turned a somersault. aiurphy hurling over the horse's neaa ana landing crumpled up on his shoulders. It was said tonight that While badlv bmfsflfl anri anff.rlnff from shock, he was not seriously nurt. summaries: 2:08 class trotting, purse $2,540: Grey Worthy, gr. h., by Axworthy (Cox) 1 l l Peter Daw (Murphy) I 2 2 Wikl Wikl (Georspy) S 3 3 Best time, 2:071. 2:07 class pacing, purse $1,000: Mabelle Direct, b. m., by Grodon Prince (Gray) 1 1 1 D. W. Maloney (Keener) ....8 2 2 Peter Hanley (Murphy) 3 8 fell Best time, 2:061. 2:10 class pacing ' for southern horses, $400 added: Harvest Day, br. h., Jy The Harvester (Stiles) 4 111 Lady Heir (Fisher) 8 12 8 Mary Coffee (Whitehead). 1 8 4 '2 Abbe Dale (Cox) 2 4 8 dr Best time, 2:08. UK is going into the basements of a large number of Decatur homes. We will be glad to include you in this list of satisfied customers. Call Main 77 or 78 and we will give you prompt service with team or truck. LUMP COAL, $6.25 PER TON. MINE RUN, $5.75 PER TON. (DELIVERED) Macon County Coal Co. Ontkleked Dea Jardlenes. "Shorty" Des jardlenes, Chicago star, was a great punter. When he played professional football with Cleveland back in 1915 he was even a better kicker than when ha starred .on the Maroons. . Pitted against Thorpe in a game ' at Cleveland, when Thorpe had the Canton Bulldogs, these two great punters banged away through four long periods. Neither kicker managed an average of 65 yards. Thorpe did come close, but Des Jardlenes was outpunted by the Indian by a full five yards on each exchange. Thorpe's average as near as it could be figured, was about 50 yards. Eddie Mahan, of Harvard, was a kicker of the Coy type. He was very consistent. He, like Coy, could have added yards to his average by outklcklng hli ends. Both Coy and Mahan were great kickers prl marily because they did not outklck their ends. There seemed to be little difference between the aver age of Coy and that of Mahan, Svrecley Was Under "50." Many Michigan men think that Sweeley, who punted for Michigan when Redden and Snow were on the wings, was the greatest kicker Michigan ever had. Yet It Is known that Sweeley's average was closer to 50 yards than It was to 65. In fact, Sweeley's average was under 50 yards. BaBrrett and Shlverick, Cornell kickers, both were great punters. Yet this pair did not average 55 yards. In fact, they did not aver age 50. Shlverick, said to be even a better kicker when he played with the great Camp Grant team in 1917 averaged 49 - yards in the game against Camp Custer. Men who have followed the game very closely for the last 10 to 10 years Insist that there are not at present kickers of such merit as existed around from 1900 to 1916. Consequently it is well to "check up" when persons speak of punters who average 60 and 65 yads. Any kicker who can manage an average of 40 yards Is far from being a slouch. BILLIARDISTS ARE OF OPINION HOPPE WILL BE DEFEATED Expect Champion To Be Uncrowned In Big Tournament Next Month Champion of the, billiard world for 16 years, will Hoppe, at the age of 34, be uncrowned next November? Billiardists are of the opinion that William is in serious danger, not from any one opponent, but because, in the tournament wherein he Is to risk his laurels, there will be at least three men, any one of them oapaM of playing as good billiard as the title holder, under suitable conditions. Horemans, tile Belgian, Is the first of these. . His wonderful display against Yamada in New York has really opened the eyes of Hoppe's friends. Horeman's average for 2400 points was 96; and In one block of 400 points he ran out from the spot shot. That kind of billiards, will defeat any opponent. Young Jake Schaefer averaged 50 for 4800 points In beating Horemans last year. Welker Cochran has also defeated Horemans. Hoppe's danger lies not in his inability -to equal or excel any one of these players, but in the possibility of one of the three catching him off form, or when the breaks of the short games are going against him. There Is one thing In Hoppe s fa vor his-temperament. This phleg matic young Iceberg chills the playing ardor of all competitors. In matches with other foes, Willie's rivals run wild; but thus far, against Hoppe himself, they crumple up and play as with a glass arm. ISLANDERS PLAY DETROIT SUNDAY ROCK ISLAND, Oct. 20 The Rock Island Independents left here tonight for Detroit where they play the Detroit Tigers Sunday. The teams battled to a nothing to nothing tie here several weeks ago, but the Independents expect to put over a victory In Sunday's battle. The Rock Island team will have several new men next week-and local fans believe the team will win from Staleys when the two great elevens clash in two weeks. PLAN SOLDIER HOSPITALS WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. After a conference with treasury officials, Chairman Xangley of the House public buildings committee, announced today he would Introduce tomorrow a bill providing an appropriation of $15,000,000 for soldier hospitals, including new buildings and extensions. &ML ILLINI STARTS NET PRACTISE Orange and Blue Basketball Candidates Begin Work URBANA, 111., Oct. 20. Although football Is scarcely advanced beyond the early season stage, the University of Illinois basketball candidates have been drilling for more than two weeks, in an effort to develop another quintet which will remain i:i the fisht for the Western Conference title. It was not until the final game last season that the mini were elim inated. Four veterans remain Captain Charles Carney, "Laurie" Walquist. football captain, "Hap" Collins, who alternated at running guard, and John Sabor, now playing regularly at end on Zuppke's football eleven. With the exception of Collins, these men will be unable to practise until the gridiron campaign closes late in November. Many Candidates More than 100 aspirants, including the yearlings, are working out two days a week. The squad Is divided into several groups, each under the supervision of a student in the four- year athletic coaching course. Early next month Coach Winters plans a regular series of games between these picked teams. Out of this tour nament will be selected the youths to remain for varsity competition in the winter. "Hank" ReitsCh, versatile center, Is in Colorado, combatting a serious illness, and will not be back all sea son. :"Swede" Hellstrom, out of foot ball with a broken leg, is not ex pected to appear on the basketball court until late In the campaign. Winters must obtain two good men to fill these vacancies. The other positions will likely fall to the veterans. BARKER SIGNS WITH ROCK ISLAND TEAM Dick Barker, All-Western tackle at Ames, who . was given a tryout by Staleys this fall but handed hla release a few days ago, has signed with Rock Island, and will hold down a line position with the Islanders against Detroit Sunday. INDIANS TO MEET SPRINGFIELD TEAM The Decatur Indians, one of the fastest Independent football teama In Decatur, will meet tha Springfield American Legion eleven in the Capital city Sunday. The game will be the first of the season for. the Springfield team. DECATUR ALL-STARS ARE ORGANIZED The Decatur All-Stars, a team composed of former Millikin and Decatur High school mm, will clash with the fast Beardstown eleven in Beards-town one week from Sunday. The Decatur team includes Gill, Young, Hamilton, Moffett, Thrift, VanGundy and others. MEN! You Can Buy a Good All Wool SUIT or Overcoat for $24 .50 OPEN A CHARGE ACCOUNT. Pay a Little Down. Balance Each Pay Day. f&AHear m Cor. Prairie and Main Sts. I si MV I I i ILLINOIS SQUAD SENT HARD IN PREPARATION FOR WISCONSIN CLASH Changes Expected In Lineup When Orange and Blue Lines Up Against Badgers Saturday Afternoon Tommy McCann Out With Broken Collar Bone. CONZLEMAN IS MADE MANAGER Former Staley Player To Handle Rock Island Football Team ROCK ISLAND, Oct. 20. Jimmy Conzelman, star quarterback and long regarded aa the brains of the Rock Island Independent , football team, has been appointed captain and coach of the Islanders to succeed Coughlin, who was released Tuesday. Hayes and Malone, former Notre Dame players, were also given the ax by 'Manager Flannigan. The men were given the blue slip chiefly for their failure to make arrangements to train with the squad during the week, although Coughlin's playing at tackle was also a disappointment Didn't Give Beat. Flannigan declared today that Coughlin did not give the club the best that was in him while he was In the game and furthermore refused to arrange his affairs so he could be in Rock Island to coach the team. The Rock Island manager claimed that Coughlin absolutely failed to live up to his contract. "He had the ability but always played an 1 should worry' game," asserted Flannigan. "He would take no chances and the result was that he was a weak spot on the line." Hayes and Malone. Flannigan stated, always gave their best but were unable to be in . Rock Island for training. All Here Now. Every man on the Rock Island squad now makes his home In Rock Island and is in a position to attend the dally workouts of the team. The new men signed recently by Flannl-j Attention-Auto Owners .We have the most complete stock of Polished Plate Glass Wind Shields and Door Glass in Central Illinois Installed While You Wait Complete Wind Shields Built to Order AT L. R. HA SOT SWAN'S Auto Radiator Works We Rebuild or Repair any make of Tractor or Auto Radiator Phone Main 3024 Decatur 347 East Main Street ' V Decatur Established 1884 C O At Now is the time to order your coal for your winter needs. Phone Main 89 or 109. COAL When You Call Fairview 360 We haadle the good old Citlsens LINCOLN Coal aad Lincoln Eg Coal. All kinds of feeds. a a i - . . . . I unirr nrfirir ig jtvota lor . Rash. Truck or Team - Office at 861 East J. A. Prescott. (Special to The Herald) URBANA. Oct 20. Unbroken scrimmage has marked Bob Zuppke's preparations this week for the Wisconsin battle here Saturday. To-night two squads, the Varsity sec-onds and the freshman Varsity wera required to satisfy Zuppke's program for his eleven. Positions were shifted continually and every linesman was tested in a number of positions before the session was over. Many of the changes were experiments, others were made to spur his regular line to greater efforts. Carney and Crangle "have both been returned to the first team for short periods but Sabo and Tabor their understudies were given long try-outs in their berths. It Is certain that these two will appear Saturday but other changes may be made In the line. Zuppke lost his first player through a fractured bone when Tommy McCann, stocky Junior from Waukegan broke his collar during a signal drill Wednesday evening. v McCann played in the line last year but was shifted to halfback early this fall and has worked there since that time. He did not get an opportunity to play during the Iowa game but made one of the touchdowns in the South Dakota game. McCann was also a baseball player and pitched several games last spring. Zuppke, fortunately, has a big supply of halves but McCatin's less will be felt because he was one of the most conscientious men on the squad. gan are all on the lob, while two others ere expected to arrive within the next 24 hours. Pat Gavin, a fullback, reported to Flannigan today. He comes from the Detroit Tiger club. "Brick" Travis, 200-pounder, wilt handle Coughlin's Job. ROOSEVELT UGH TO MEET BLUE MOUND The Roosevelt Junior High school football team will play the Blue Mound Junior High eleven Saturday morning on Millikin field. The game Is scheduled to get underway at 10 o'clock. Goal Co. COAL Need Coal We Deliver ."'.$6-75 Preaeat - - " " - Prompt Service Grand Avenue. , Residence, Fairview 634.

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