The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on September 29, 1946 · Page 30
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The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 30

Decatur, Illinois
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Sunday, September 29, 1946
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30 SPORTS- Bait for Bugs The greatest crowd that in Memorial Stadium also saw the University of Illinois make one of its most disappointing showings yesterday afternoon as Notre Dame wrote finis to the present series 1 by winning, 26 to 6. Thousands of fans who left the stadium were wondering whether Notre Dame was that good or Illi nois that bad and a majority would probably agree that the South Benders were "good." No matter who Coach Frank Leahy had out on the field the team didn't seem to be weakened and it didn't matter who was in there for the mini, they didn't show anything offensively. We are thinking only in terms of three periods and the first nine minutes of the final . period, for the rest of the time was consumed in making our way to the press parking lot and heading back to Decatur. Folks just don't do that when there is a contest being waged but ' it was co contest yesterday. We are going to let the mini grads who write' sport pick out the many flaws that showed up in the Orange and Blue's play and we are quite sure they will find many. Buddy Young, while on the field, didn't come close to the form he showed as a frosh and here again it may be that the service took something out of the boy for foot ball just as it did in track. Naturally Buddy was watched like a hawk by an alert forward wall and a well arranged secondary, but that should have opened the door for some other back but it never did at least as long as Bait was up there in section IX And Perry Moss, the ballyhooed Tulsa passer, would never have been noticed by scribe or fan if be had not been on the receiving end of considerable publicity about his status at the university following a transfer. As far as comparing him with Johnny Lujack it was like mentioning Home Run Baker of the old Philadelphia Athletics with Babe Ruth. There were times when an mini forward or two would halt an Irish back for a loss or a very small gain but once through the line or around the ends tho backs were hard to bring down. Often the mini secondary didn't have the ability to avoid a block or the speed to reach a ball carrier and that probably, more than anything else, made the Orange and Blue look bad from a defensive standpoint We will admit that the Orange and Blue got a bad break at a time that such a thing as a recovered fumble inside the Notre Dame 15 yard line might have given the mini just the tonic it needed. The longest punt of the day only a minute or so before had fallen dead inside the five yard line, when the bounce brought it back instead of sending it across the goal line for a touchback. Notre Dame was in the hole and working against a stiff wind from the Southwest. Carrying the ball in an effort to move it out it was fumbled and fallen on by a blue-jerseyed mini. The official awarded the ball to Notre Dame, and of course the reason being that he had blown his whistle while the ball was in the possession of the Irish back. It was one of those things you don't even remember in the course of an ordinary game but in this spot it loomed big. No one in the writer's position was justified in criticizing the play but no one can deny the fumble might have occurred a split second before the whistle in which case it would have been awarded to the Ulini. Whether a score would have developed can never be Droved. The day was too hot for football, both on the field and in the stand, and that is where Notre Dame had a big edge with the caliber of replacements that could be shuttled in and out of the lineup. When the half ended the Notre Dame team ran to its dressing room and the 'Illini started to walk until several of the boys saw what the foe was doing and then they trotted across the field. Despite the enermous crowd that even occupied chairs on the running track, bleachers at each end of the field and on roofs, the score boards and any other vantage point, it was well handled and under trying conditions. Illinois will win some Big Ten games no doubt, but the offense will have to be revamped to a great extent It was so ineffective yesterday that a rabbid follower of the Illini might say that Notre Dame bad an Illinois quarterback dressed in a green jersey and used to call off the plays before they got under way. The series . is over and an as a synthetic mini will say, "let's don't resume it for some time for the folks in Northern Indiana seem to have us skinned a mile in pick-. ing gridders. That 17 to 0 win of North Central's over Illinois Wesley an yesterday at Naperville should add a lot of spice to Millikin's opener next -Saturday afternoon on the JJM.U. field. Many have been considering Wes-leyan as the toughest foe on the Blue and White chart this season but North Central's win will go a long way to change that picture. Marsh Wells, the Blue and White -By Howard V.Millard ever witnessed a football game head man, is probably very happy that he decided to make the trip to Naperville personally to scout the game. " A setting that will provide bowl effect was assured the other day when the High Twelve club of the Masonic Temple and Jimmy Dale came out with the announcement that the Temple . building would be the scene of amateur box ing and wrestling shows during the fall and winter season. Those who have a good memory of the setting realize that -there just won't be a poor seat in the place and with the stage between 1,300 and 1,500 will be able to witness the shows. While this will be the first time for boxing or wrestling to be put on at the Temple it is not uncom moh in many parts of the country, some of the building even being turned over for basketball such as is the case at East St Louis where the D.H.S. Reds played in the Shrine Temple last Season and the three-day tournament was held there during the Christmas holi days. Only the best amateur boxers will be brought to the city in keep. ing with the policy established by Dale and the High Twelve club in their activities at Fans Field this summer. i The program may consist of a show once a week with boxing and wrestling alternating depending on the class of talent that can be se cured. Today is the payoff in the Nation al league for the St. Louis Car dinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers, but that doesn t mean that the pen nant will be decided. The win of the Dodgers yester day afternoon over the Boston Braves and the Cards victory at Sportsman's Park at the expense of the Chicago Cubs last night left the Eastern and Western representatives still deadlocked. Many things could develop today either m Brooklyn or St Louis and here they are: Cards win, Dodgers win, three game playoff. Cards lose. Dodgers lose, three game playoff. Dodgers win, Cards lose, Dodgers champs. Cards win, Dodgers lose, Cards champs. Dodgers tie with Boston, Cards win. Cards champs. Dodgers tie with Boston Cards lose, Dodgers champs. Cards tie with Cubs, Dodgers win. Dodgers champs. Cards tie with Cubs, Dodgers lose, Cards champs. Cards win, rain in Brooklyn, Cards champs. Cards lose, rain in Brooklyn, Dodgers champs. . Dodgers win, rain in St. Louis, Dodgers champs. Dodgers lose, rain in St Louis. Cards champs. Rain in both cities, three game playoff. Since both games are scheduled for afternoon, neither could be played at night in the event of rain or wet grounds in the afternoon. Neither would it be permissable to turn on the lights to finish a game that might be tied for the game must be started and finished in the daylight The above holds true unless there would be a special ruling out of President Ford Frick's office. which has never been made public WIND (560) will undertake some thing unique this afternoon in that the Chicago station will open with the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers football game; switch to the Cards-Cubs game for three innings; return with a resume of what has happened in the grid ame; return to the Chicago stu dio for the next three innings of the ball game; back for a portion of the football game and then wind up with the baseball game. During this jumping back and forth the station announcer will chip in with the score of the Dodgers-Braves game in Brooklyn. One thing is certain, both Sports man s park, St Louis, and Ebetts Field, Brooklyn, will be packed to the last inch of room this afternoon. The night the Reds are in Spring field for the annual game there will be a football squad on the South Jasper St field for permission has been given to Western Kentucky State of Bowling Green, Ky., to use the field for several hours of practise. Western Kentucky plays Bradley in Peoria the next day and will stop off in Decatur for a session. Our Tune-up SPECIAL consists of a thorough check to determine what should be dose to give you the most from your engine. Because we use special tools and equipment and follow factory methods, the cost is. very reasonable. See Out Shop Foreman H. P. HAZELRIGG CO. DeSoto Plymouth -435-449 East Prairie Phone 3-3479 Heavy Gophers Triumph Over Nebraska, 33-6 Minneapolis, Sept 28 (AP) Minnesota's weight and experience gave it a 33 to 6 victory over Nebraska today in the ' opening game of what the Gophers hoped would be a comeback season. In one of the few drives where its passes and deception 'worked, Nebraska drove up the field under Sam Vacanti's quarterbacking to send Bill Moomey, substitute back, racing across for the lone Corn-husker tally. " Leo Nomellini, substitute guard, gave Minnesota a two-point lead midway in the first period when he blocked a punt by Roy Long, who had replaced Richard Hutton, Nebraska left half, for an automatic safety. Dick Lutz, Go'pher fullback replacement, set up the next score with a pass interception to put the ball on Nebraska's 18-yard line. Chuck Avery, Gopher right half, scored. , Late in the second period fullback Ken Beiersdorf plunged a yard for a score. to end the half with the Gophers ahead 15 to 0. After Nebraska had counted its lone score, Faunce passed to Sand-berg for a score. With the Gopher third string backfield playing late in the fourth period, Harry Elliott, left half, wormed his way 19 . yards to a touchdown. Mark Heffelfinger, right half, ran 10 yards for the final Gopher marker a minute bdfore the game ended. Nebraska Minnesota 0 13 0 6 1233 Nebraska scoring: Touch down. Moomey. Minnesota scoring: Touchdowns Avery, Beiersdorf, Sandberg, H. Elliott Heffelfinger. Point after touchodnw: Gagne (place-kick) Safety Long (automatic). Nebraska Minnesota 0 0 2 13 6 06 6 1233 ' Nebraska scoring: Touchdowns Moomey. Minnesota scoring: Touchdowns Averv. Beiersdorf. Sandberg. H. El liott, Heffelfinger. Points after Gagne. Safety Long of Nebraska. Grid Scores Colleges - MIDWEST Ball State 27; Canterbury 6. Manchester 9; Rose Poly 7. . Otterbein 57; Detroit Tech. 0. South Dakota 19; Yankton 13. St. John's 27; Loras 0. Ohio 27; Ky. State Tchrs. 7. Miami 42; Memphis A.T.C. 0. Akron 31; Lawrence Tech 13. EAST W. Virginia State 31; Winston-Salem 0. Muhlenberg 32; Lafayette 20. Susquehanna 13; C.C.N.Y. 7. Coast Guard 33; Rensselaer 0. Navy Plebes 32; Iowa Seahawks 6. ROCKY MOUNTAINS Wyoming 7; Colorado Mines 7 e). Arizona State 32; N. Mex. State Tchrs. 0. Utah State 47; Idaho Southern 0. High Schools DOWNSiAXIS Peoria Manual 19; Lincoln 0. CHICAGO AREA Calumet 32; South Shore 0. Hinsdale 14; York 13. New Trier 1; Morton 6. Dunbar 12; Tilden 7. Fenger 39; Hirsch 0. Taft 15; Sullivan 13. Concordia 18; Wheaton 0. Maine 14; Downers Grove 0. Amundsen 37; Roosevelt 6. Evanston 20; Thornton 0. Morgan Park 24; Harper 6. Morgan Park M. A. 0; Argo 0 (tie). Kelly 7; Englewood 6.' Foreman 20; Marshall 6. Professional ALL-AMERICA LEAGUE Brooklyn 17; Miami 7. Cubs Purchase McCall; Ray Sowins to Nashville Chicago, Sept. 28 (AP) Bob McCall, southpaw pitcher of the Nashville club of the Southern Association, has been purchased by the Chicago Cubs and will report to the Cubs at spring training on Catalina Island in February. General Manager Jim Gallagher said today. Larry Gilbert, Nashville man ager, closed the deal while visiting in Chicago. He also made a deal with Cub farm director Jack Shee-han for the purchase of outfielder Ray Sowins from the Davenport Cubs of the I.I.I. League 24-HOUR SERVICE DVS a WEEN Hot Water HEATERS AVAILABLE HOUSE & SOUTHERN STANDARD SERVICE Caat Won and 32nd Strawt . hon 4783 -DECATUR SUNDAY HERALD AND REVIEW NOTRE DAME LINE STOPS ILLINI'S RYKOVICH Mr i;'f$j u &i W if 0?J?QC-s Champaign, Sept 28 Julie Rykovich, center with ball, Illinois halfback, smacked into Illinois Continued from Page 29 six distinct scoring chances and cashed in on four. Illinois never had a scoring chance so well did Irish defenders plus its own mistakes hold it in rein. Clinch Decision by Halftime The conquerors sewed up the ball game in the second quarter. Its line, which had failed to func tion on offense the opening canto, began prying large cavities in the ponderous Illinois wall through which Emil Sitko and Jim Mello danced. Then when Illinois rallied Mn Lujack would drop back and spear a receiver perfectly. Sitko's brilliant run came on sec ond down after Gallagher's punt had put the Irish in their worse hole of the tilt. The speedy back swung wide at left end, sped by end Frank Bauman's diving tackle which would have resulted in a loss if successful, tore up the East sidelines to the 40 where he picked up three blockers and raced un checked to the two where Ryko- vich's desperate lunge knocked him out of bounds. Jim Mello was stopped on the first thrust at cen ter but Bob Livingston then hurdl ed left tackle for the score. Fred Early's kick was wide. The suddenness of Notre Dame's score shocked the huge crowd and apparently took a lot of starch out of the underdog Illini. The touch down came with nine minutes gone in the quarter and it wasn't five minutes later that the Irish scor ed again to win right then and there. Illinois Line Wilts ' This time it was just a matter of ripping through Illinois' discouraged line. In eight plays Notre Dame marched 67 yards with the drive high lighted by a 15-yarder by Sitko and a 30-yard sprint at right end by Mello. The latter followed with another 11-yard gain at tackle to make it first and four. Sitko failed through the line but murderous Mello went again around right end to reach. the end zone. Early's kick was good and Illinois trailed 13-0. Notre Dame's final pair of touch downs came on Illinois fumbles in the final quarter . although it lost a sure touchdown in the third Auto and Truck Supply Store Complete for Car or Truck ANTI - Alcohol Type GAL. For Over-Counter Sale. Bring Your Own Container To Replace or Complete See "Woody" Fox at mm 300 East Eldorado Street a gang of Notre Dame tacklers here today as he attempted to pick up yardage in the first when. Mike Swistowicz fumbled after a vicious, jarring tackle by Ray Florek, bad knee and all, on the Illinois two. Dike Eddleman recovered to halt what had been a 49-yard drive featured by a 43-yard passing gain from Lujack to Swistowicz. Another Irish bid failed later in the third when Early's attempted field goal from the Illinois 14 went wide to the West Ziggy Czarobski, big tackle, dropped on Paul Patterson's fumble with nine minutes left in the game to give Notre Dame the ball on the Illini 27. Babe Serpico spilled Ashbaugh for an 11-yard loss on . the first, play but Lujack unlimbered his arm again and shot a beauty to Ashbaugh on the 18. John Panelli hit twice for four and Terry Brennan went through a right tackle opening for the last 14. Early again converted. Irish Score Again On the next series of plays Notre Dame repeated. Moss cocked his arm for a short pass from a postion a yard behind center and Paul Limont knocked the ball from his his hand with Wilmer Russell, reserve tackle, recovering it on Illinois' 25. A lucky pass completion which bounced off Lou Donoho-'s outstretched hand into the waiting hands of Swistowicz wiped out two Irish losses on runs and made it first on the 12. Fullback Comie Clatt bashed the right side of Illinois' line twice to score. making eight yards on the final trip. Early's kick was blocked to end Irish scoring. It was then, with Illinois thoroughly beaten and with most of both' side's third stringers on the field, that Illinois produced the most sensational pass of the game. Rykovich faded to his right and standing on his own 28 unleashed a tremendous throw which Heiss caught on the Irish 21 and raced untouched to pay dirt. ,The play gained 63 yards from scrimmage and Rykovich's rocket-like aerial traveled 51 yards In the air. Don Maechtle's attempted placement Announcement Our Pricai are as follows: HAIRCUTS .... We SHAVES 35c . "Miki" Edwards Barber Shop 650 E. Eldorado - Open Saturday and Monday, from S A. M. to M. FREEZE $ 1.40 Phone 4408 quarter of the Illinois-Notre Dame football game. The Irish won, 26-6. was wide. This final bit of heroics came with only a minute left in the game. Complete evidence of Notre Dame's superiority is given by the statistics. The Irish, unlike the past two years when the mini pushed them all over the field only to lose, this time gained 381 yards to Illinois' 177. The running statistics'- are especially revealing, showing a total gain of only 90 yards for the losers, 269 for the winners. Young was so well bottled up by Notre Dame's 5-3-2-1 defense that he made but a net 40 in 11 tries for his. poorest game since he en tered college. Buddy twice had only the last man to beat for touchdowns but Lujack ' got him once on Notre Dame's 48 and again on the 33, the farthest point of Illinois' advance other than the score. Illinois' longest single gain- other than the score was a 14 yard pass. Moss to Sam Zatkoff, and its longest run an 11-yarder by Young. NOTRE DAME POS le It 1ST ILLINOIS Zatkoff Kasap Prymuskl Wenskunas Agase Franks Bauman Moss Rykovlcb Young Steger Martin Connor Fisher Strohmeyer Rovai Czarobski Zllly Lujack Brennan Sitko Mello re IS rh fb Notre Dame Illinois 0 13 0 U-36 0 0 0 Notre Dame scoring, touchdowns Livingstone. Mello. Brennan, Clatt. Points after touchdown Early 3. Illinois scoring: touchdown Heiss Substitutions Notre Dame: Ends Skog-lund. Z. O'Connor. Kosikowski, Bart, Limont. Tackles SulUran. Fallon, CifeUl, Urban, Russell. Guards Signaigno, Meter. Potter, Mastrangelo. McBride. Centers-Wendell. W. Walsn, Dangen. Quarterbacks Trlpucka, Ratterman. 'Ashbaugh. Halfbacks Livingstone, Swtlstowicz. Cowhig, Gompers. Coutre, Eearley.- Fullbacks Clatt. Panelli. Illinois: Ends Valek, Owens, MaeebUe, Busceml, Heiss. Tackles Lou Agase, Blng-aman, Cunz. Guards Wrenn, Serpico. Centers Donoho. Sellger. Quarterbacks Gallagher. Halfbacks -Eddleman, Patterson, Dufelmeler, Maggjoll, Zaborac, Kwasnt-wski. Fullbacks -Florek. Plgott, Lazier. Delivery Immediafely From Stock OFT 'We were fortunate in obtaining a shipment of this scarce equipment . Free wheel lifts, rotary' and joice single post, and Globe 2-post lifts. Immediate delivery while they last. V gMlPLPlLY Mars ivim 302 North Franklin Army Recovers In Time to Top Oklahoma, 21-7 West Point, N.Y., Sept. 28 (AP) Armv'a dream of a ' thir straight, all-victorious football sea- war, twisted into a norriDie niffhtmare for nearly two periods here today before the Cadets pull ed themselves together ana rurneo back a surprisingly powerful Okla homa eleven, Zl-7. rltv crowd of 25.500 in eluding President Truman, watched the Cadets come from behind to chalk up their second win this year. Thncp in the stands Sat COKgle eyed as the big Oklahoma line hurled the cadets Dacic on weir Koli thrntiffh 29 of the first 30 minutes and accounted for the game's first touchdown in tne sec ond period. Norman McNabb, a substitute guard, recovered a blocked kick for. a touchdown. Dave Wallace kicked the extra point ana usia homa held a 7-0 lead. Pui Ties Score . Later in the second period, Army finally went into the air and Tucker flipped a short pass 10 Hank Foldberg, Mg Army eno, across the goal line. Jacis jaacjunuij rnnverted. tvine the score with less than a minute of the first half remaining. Army got its first break in the third quarter when Barney rooie orairiori throush to block Charles Sarrattfs fourth down punt, giving the Cadets the ball on UKianoma 15 yard line. A five yard 'slash by Rowan and an eight yard pass from Tucker to Davis carried to the two yard iin . from where Fuson. the erst while center attempting to fill Blancbard's shoes, went over ior a score. On the first play of the final quarter. Tucker, who was army's best performer this day, stepped in 9nri clucked the ball out of the air -when an attempted lateral from Wallace to Koyai misnrea an4 van RS Tarda to the last touchdown. Mackmull kicked his third extra point. Wheaton Rolls to 31 -6 Victory Over Concordia River Forest, Sent. 28 (AP) iirkoofnn Pnilppe crushed Con cordia Teachers' football team today, 31 to 6. The Crusaders spread their scoring among Sutherland, who made two touchdowns, Maynan, .oiascne and Madsen. Blaschke kicked the only extra point. Roman Vallesky made the Cou gars only touchdown. The score at the half was to to 6 AUTO RADIO REPAIR We are equipped to remove, re pair and re-install your Auto Radio promptly. CENTRAL RADIO STORE 248 North Park- Phone 6621 ' SnAaumce. Coveiaoe tors Muffler & Tailpipe SALES and INSTALLATION IIIPSUER'S FRIENDLY SERVICE MONROE A ELDORADO Ph. 4862 ROTARY JOICE and GLOBE Phone 5474 I -Sunday, September 29, 1948 DjOMT LET YOUR CAR DEVELOP MAJOR DEFECT! HE US CHECK YOUR ENGINE AND VOTES CHASSIS THOROUGHLY AND REPAIR YOUR CAES WHEN NECESSARY. DO NOT FAIL TO TO OUR GARAGE WHEN YOU NEED (D) HAVE IT SERVICED. DO THIS REGULARLY AND .THE CAR WILL NOT NEED TO . BE SENT TO THE JUNES YARD TO BE PLACED -. ON THE DEFUNCT PILE WITH OUR HELP YOU CAN IT IN A-1 CONDITION, SO THAT DT iwii i pe ibi r TO KEEP UNTIL THE NEW CARS ARRIVE. 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