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46 RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Sunday, Auguit 24, 1969 GEORGE HALAS CAL HUBBARD CURLY LAMBEAU JIM THORPE JIM CONZELMAN RED GRANGE —AP Wlrephoto Included on the National Football League All-Star team for the 20s are these men: George Halas, Cal Hubbard, Curly Lambeau, Jim Thorpe, Jim Conzehnan and Red Grange. Pro Football Honoring First Leag NEW YORK (AP) — On Sept. 17, 1920, in Ralph Hays' auto agency in Canton, Ohio, a group that included George Halas and Jim Thorpe sat on the running boards of the Huppmobiles in ,the showroom and formulated a Iplan for an organized professional football league. Out of that meeting came the American Professional Football Association with, Thorpe the president of a league that in- ;cluded such legendary teams as the Decatur Staleys, Massillon Tigers and Canton Bulldogs. Became NFL. The APFA eventually evolved into the more familiar NFL— the National Football League— and now in its 50th anniversary season America's first pro football league has decided to honor the players who provided the impetus for the tremendous growth of the sport. To do so, the NFL is publishing, with Simon and Schuster Inc., a history of the league called "The First Fifty Years. The book punctuates the highlights of the half-century with the naming of five all-star teams covering the five different decades and leading up to the final selection of the top stars of the first 50 years. First Team The first decade team, cover- hig the 1920s, was released Saturday and shows those two running-board sitters, Halas and Thorpe, among the top perform­ ers in that era of one-platoon football when everyone played 60 minutes. Halas, named to the team as an end, and Thorpe, named as a back, are among 18 players selected as the best of that decade, including 16 who have been installed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame that now stands at Canton, Ohio as a monument to the first meeting. Lambeau, Grange Also listed among the top players of that era were two others who like Halas went onto club executive positions, Curly Lambeau and Jimmy Conzelman; Cal Hubbard, currently the supervisor of officials for baseball's American League, and Harold "Red" Grange, the famed Galtopuig Ghost. The te^ was picked by tiie Hall of Fame selectors in NFL cities from nominations submitted by each of the teams in the NFL. ue Stars Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians. Rock Island Independents, New York Giants, Kansas City Cowboys. Earl "Curly" Lamlieau, 1921-29, Green Bay Packers. _ Ernie Nevers, 1924-27, 1929-31, Duluth Eskimos. Chicago Cardinals. ^ Jim Thorpe, 192l>-2i, 1929, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Rock_ Island Independents, New York Glan?*, Toledo Maroons, Chicago Cardinals. End Adv. "Galloping Gale" Today's Best "Game is Different": Grange NEW YORK-(NEA)-In the 100 years of college footbal there has never been an undergraduate like Harold (Red) Grange, a back for the University of Illinois from 1923 to 1925. On one of the most remarkable days in any athlete's life, Red Grange, against the University of Michigan in 1924, returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, scored another on a 67-yard run, a third on a 56-yard run and a fourth from 44 yards out. Soon after that, the first quarter ended. ParUaUy Retired Grange, now 65, lives in Indian Lake, Fla. He said he does some promotional work for a brewery, but considers himself "partially retired." "I live near a nice lake," he said. "And I have a couple boats, a golf course nearby. And I've got a lot of time to take it easy. My time's not too valuable now." By telephone, with a dog barking some in the background, Grange compared his era of college football with the present. It's an entirely different game now," he said. "It's as different as tennis is from baseball. No comparison with 30, 40 year ago. Free Substitutes "First of all, there is free substitution now. Years ago, we played 60 minutes all the time. Now, who is to know how great Don Hutson, say, could have been as pass catcher if he had not played defense? "Most of the rule changes have made it a better game, I think. For example, now after the ball goes out of bounds it is brought to the hash mark. Before, the ball was put in play just one yard in from the sideline. You just couldn't run as well frbm there. "And years ago, you had to pass from at least five yards behind the line of scrimmage. Now, you can run right up to the line of scrimmage and still Won't 2nd Guess Says Martin's Wife PACERS SIGN GUARD INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association announced Saturday the signing of Gerald McKee, a 6-3 guard from Ohio University. The NFL's AII-19205 tean:i (wjth name, yeafs played and teanns): ENDS Guy Chamberlain. 1920-27, Chicago Beas, Canton Bulldogs, Frankfort Yel- lowlackets, Chicago Cardinals, Cleveland Bulldogs. Lavern Dllweg, 192i-34, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Badgers. George Halas, 1920-29, Chicago Bears. TACKLES Ed Healey, 1920-27, Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears. Pete (Fats) Henry, 1920-23, 1925-28, Canton Bulldogs, Akron Steels, New York Giants, Pottsvllle Maroons. Cal Hubbard, 1927-33, 1935-34, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Steven Owen, 1924-31, 1933, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. GUARDS Heartley (Hunk) Anderson, 1922-25, Chicago Bears. Walt Klesling, 1924-38, Duluth Eskimos, Pottsvllle Maroons, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Mike Michalske, 1927-35, 1937, New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers. CENTER George Trafton, 1920-32, Chicago Bears BACKS Jimmy Conzelman, 1920-29, Decatur Staleys, Rock island Independents, Milwaukee Badgers, Detroit Panthers, Providence Steamrollers. John "Paddy" Driscoll, 1920-29, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears. Harold "Red" Grange, 1925-27, 1929-34, Chicago Bears, New York Yankees. Joe Guyon, 1920-27, Canton Bulldogs, SCHEDULE IN RACINE SUNDAY 12" SLOWPITCH TOURNAMENT Finals a! Horlick Field 4:15. 16" SLOWPITCH TOURNAMENT — Finals at Horlick Field 1:45. 12" FASTPITCH TOURNAMENT — Finals at Horlick Field 3. 12" WOMEN'S SLOWPITCH TOURNAMENT — Finals at Horlick Field 12:30. MONDAY AAAJOR KING 12" SP — Schultz Jewelers vs Gorton Machine, Douglas 6:20. WVAJOR JACK 12" SP—Prima Vera vs Oino's, Douglas 8:40. MAJOR DEUCE (Play-off) — Looey's vs Grace Luth., Douglas 7:30. DOUBLE A 12" SP — Maler Pennant vs Rondone's, Humble NW 7:30i Maler Pennant vs Johnson Wax, Humble NW B:40. PAROCHIAL 6 SOFTBALL - Holy Name vs St. Joseph, Humble NW 5:55. TUESDAY CHURCH SILVER U" SP - St. Mesrob vs Holy Tinity, Island S, 8:30. MINOR QUEEN 12" SP - Royalaires vs Rainfair, Island S. 7:30. DOUBLE A 12" SP — Racine Hydraulics vs The Flower Box, Island N. 7:X. PAROCHIAL 8 BASEBALL — St. Patrick and Holy Name vs Sacred Heart, Lincoln 5. OLD TIMERS SO. i SOFTBALL Goodland vs Stephen Bull, Island N. 5:55. OLD TIMERS SO. 5 SOFTBALL Knapp vs Goodland, Island S. 5:55. EASTERN 12" SP - Local 556 vs Kelley's, Island N. 8:40. WEDNESDAY CLASSIC 12" FP — National Alum, vs Schonert's, Douglas 7. FACTORY 16" SP — Roma Lodge vs Johnson Wax, Island S. 7:15; Roma Lodge vs Young Rad., Island S. 8:30; Belle City vs Johnson Wax, Island N. 8:30. AffenffOfi/ KANKAKEE BOWLERS Organization Meeting Tues., August 26 INDUSTRIAL 14" SP — Police Dept. vs Case Skilled Trades, Island N. 7:15. MINOR QUEEN 12" SP — Royalaires vs Zayre's, Humble NW 8:40; Western vs Johnson Wax, Humble NW 7:M; Wigs & Ellies vs Wells Bar, Humble NW 6:20. PAROCHIAL 4 SOFTBALL (Playoff for Championship) — St. John vs Winner of 8-25 game at Douglas 5:55. THURSDAY MAJOR WHITE 12" FP — Racine Merchants vs National Alumn., Douglas 7:15; Racine Merchants vs One Hr. Martlnlzing, Douglas 8:30. MAJOR BLUE 12" FP — Franks Lawn Contr. vs Charlies Club, Roosevelt 7:15; Franks Lawn Contr. vs Western, Roosevelt 8:30; Racine Bible vs Don's Enco, Island S. 8:30. . ^ DOUGLE A 12" SP — Racine Hydraulics vs Maler Pennant, Humble NW 4:20 SI 7:30; Rondone's vs Johnson Wax, Humble NW 8:40. MAJOR A 12" SP — Acme Die vs Flower Box, Humble NE 4:20; Acme Die vs Sky's Humble NE 7:M; Racine Bible Church vs Twin Disc, Humble NE 8:40. MINOR B 12" SP (Play-off for Championship) — Case Wheels vs Nielsen Iron, Island N. 6:20. MINOR C 12" SP — Standard Foundry vs Case Taccones, Island S. 6:20; Fritz Tap vs Case Taccones, Island S. 7:30; Standard Foundry vs Journal-Times, Island N. 7:30. OLD TIMERS 6 th SOFTBALL — Playoff for championship at Douglas 5:55. ATURDAY PAROCHIAL 8 BASEBALL - St. Pa-, j ""^^ '''''' "-^'''Gretchen in 1959 near the end of MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (AP) — Gretchen Martin balks at trying to second guess the baseball maneuverings of her husband, Mmnesota Twins Manager Billy Martin. Example: Richie Reese hits a bases loaded home run that gives the Twins a crucial victory over Baltimore. En route to the airport the next day to send the manager off on a roadtrip, Mrs. Martm poses a question many Twins fans were askuig. "I asked him, 'Rich Reese is going to be in the lineup tonight, isn't he?'" said Mrs. Martin. He said no, and I thought he was kidding me." Doesn't Disagree Rick Renick started the game instead, Martin's explanation that certain left-handed pitchers give Reese trouble. "Renick got two big RBI in the first inning and we won the game," said the manager's wife. "I really wouldn't dare to disagree with him about baseball. Once in a while I start to second guess him but I realize what he is doing is probably best." How does the manager's wife size up Minnesota's pennant fight with the Oakland A's in the American League's West Division? "I've felt all along we would be in first place," she said. "We haven't been getting the frontline pitching we needed. But the players are coming through. I don't think too many people expected Oakland to pull out some of these ninth inning miracles." Student of Game Petite Gretchen Martin, her blonde hair smartly combed to one side and accented by corkscrew curls, started learning her baseball when she lived in Alliance, Neb., and Martin was beginmng his big league playing career in 1950. The first major league game I saw was in September when Billy had just been called up by the Yankees in 1950;" Mrs. Martin said. "The first time I saw Billy play was in Kansas City, remember my mother saying how cute he was, how much he gave of himself to baseball.' Billy met and married his playmg career. He later scouted and coached for the Twins, becoming manager this season. "There is definitely more pressure being a manager's wife," said Mrs. Martin. As a coach's wife I felt more secure. Managers are hired and fired so easily. But I don't sit around and worry about Billy being fired." Mrs. Martin is a devoted Twins fan. "I get terribly more excited about the games since Billy became manager," she said. "I cant' stand to miss any games." Fan heckling is another matter. 'At one game, one man stood up and yelled, 'Billy Martin, you're a donkey.' I just let it go in one ear and put the other. But It's terrible on the children. Our little boy, Billy Joe, won't understand until he's older." What is her reaction to some of Martin's outspoken comments, which have pronipted national headlines? He's Good Copy "Billy is good copy and always has been. He doesn't fit the mold of the man in the gray flannel suit. It's just his nature to speak out on what he thuiks." Gretchen Martin also likes her husband to speak out at home about baseball. "Billy loves baseball so much," she said. "It's not the means to an end. It's the end for Billy. I never really believe wives who say their husbands forget about their work when they come home. They must be good actors. Especially when they lose, they just can't go away and not think about it." throw. That gives the defense a lot more to think about. Defense Changed "Defense is the biggest change. Years ago a team had two set defenses, a diamond or a box. Now, there are as many defenses as offenses. I think it's made the game much more interestmg. Equipment is another improvement. We wore equipment that weighed three times as much as now. We wore canvas, leather and felt. Now, it 's sponge rubber, nylon and plastic you can run in it. "You know, they've changed the size and shape of the ball three times since I played. It's narrower and longer now. You can't drop-kick it because of the pomt on the ends—it just goes off the side of your foot. They made it so anybody can throw a football. An ou wonder what someone li :enny Friedman would have aone with it because he could throw the old balloon the way some people throw today's football. Better Coaching "Today's players get more coaching and better coaching— from grade school on up. When I was at Illinois, we had three coaches: a head coach, a line coach, a backfield coach. Now, there are nine and 10 coaches on a team. "And a coach then was thought of differently. Take my college coach, Mr. Zuppke. Doggone \ right we called him "mister." We used to tip our hats to him when we passed him on campus. Gosh, we adored him. And I imderstand that players at Tennessee felt that way about Gen. Neyland, and Rockne Stagg, Warner and others like them had the same kmd of respect and admiration from their | players. But I don't think anybody has respect for anybody else nowadays. Great Psychologist "Mr. Zuppke was a great psychologist and knew how to handle 19-, 20- and 21-year-old kids—knew when to be serious and when to crack a joke. He never swore. The worst he ever said was, 'You lemon.' Or, 'You jackass.' And you knew what he meant. Oh, sure, he called me that, too. You never got to be a big shot around Mr. Zuppke. He'd trickle you down to size. "But the big thing in football] today is recruiting. College football is no longer an amateur sport. Shucks, there are a hundred coaches in the country who can win a championship if they have the material. But if you don't give out the scholarships, you can't play a team that does. You can't win, anyway. Years ago, they didn't give scholarships for football. I never had one. The only free thing I ever got was a meal on a road trip. We did not even have a training table. Game The Same Of the 50 or 60 freshmen out for footbal! with me in 1922, only two were from Ilhnois. One was from a border town in Indiana. The other was from Mon- 1 tana. Now, two-thirds of the 7:30 p.m>. at Schonerf s. Inc. 1659 N. Main St. Phone 634-9528 PARADISE LANES Yes, we ore open doily from 9 a.m. to closing . . . Open Sundoys at 9 o.m. 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The players are good today, of course, but they were good in my day, too. But I don't think anyone today compares with Bronko Nagurski. He had speed, temperament, size and he was about the toughest man I've ever run into—literally. And he was a great competitor. He'd run into you and over you. He loved to play, and he loved that contact. "I think that, today, Gale Sayers is the best runner by far. I saw 0. J. Simpson on television and he looked great. They run the way I did, not the way Nagurski did. I never sought out contact. "I don't watch much football any more, though. I just don't see anything new, when you come down to it. I watch a game only when I have a special interest—if I know the coach, like my friend Bear Bryant at Alabama, or maybe the son of a friend who is playing. Sometimes I'll watch a game and turn it off at halftime. I wouldn't go very far to watch two teams play football. It just doesn't mean an awful lot to me. I'm not a football nut. 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