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til " A Vik&s Blitz Mania Lp,af with 4 Goals im 10 M JL J - Early Spree Is Started j4 Mangram Ties McSpadeii at 140 Halfway in Los Angeles Open Detroit Free Press 2) 11 J T p3 PART TWO JANUARY . 7, 1945 WANT ADS START ON PAGE 4 - To. Whom It .May Concern By Dale Stafford i . 'OTES TO YOU! Tom Davis, star fullback of the Duke University eleven, says that hell be happy to play pro football in 1945 -for $10,000. Pete Cawthon, assistant coach and scout for the Detroit Lions, was a. recent visitor on the University of Alabama campus at Tuscaloosa. Pete wanted to sign Ralph Jones, left end and acting captain of the Crimson Tide m the Sugar Bowl game. Jones is a free agent, having been overlooked in the National League draft when his class was graduated. He has been ordered to report for Selective Service examination Jan. 18, however. 1 Skeeter Webb, the infielder the Tigers acquired from the Chicago White Sox, is delighted at the prospect of playing with Detroit. Skeeter and Mrs. Webb, daughter of Tiger Manager Steve O'Neill,' live in New Orleans in the off season. . " Steve Owen, coach of the football New York Giants, is through having his team play Washington in the last two games of the regular schedule. "In 1943 the Redskins finally beat us but put out so much they couldn't cope with the Chicago Bears in the playoff game," says Owen. "Last season the situation was reversed. We beat the Redskins two in a row, but the games were so"demanding that our chances against Green Bay were killed." What Happened to Johnny Grigas? COACH PHIL HANDLER, of the Chicago Cardinals, has exactly seven possibilities for his 1945 team. Rolling north from New Orleans, Handler gave us the story on Johnny Grigas, star back of the Pittsburgh-Chicago Cardinal eleven. Johnny quit the team the night before the final game against the Chicago Bears. "He worked days in a steel mill at a job where he had to stand all the time," says Handler. "The team practiced at night and because of a shortage of backs Grigas had to work out both . on offense and defense. Then Sundays he played sixty-minute football. The strain was too great, and he finally gave up." Football puzzler: Can a player make a fair catch on the kickoff? The answer is yes. Athletic Director Ralph H. Young says that Michigan State College will be represented in boxing, fencing, swimming, wrestling and track in addition to basketball. State has a civilian enrollment of 900 men compared to only 450 a year ago. . . . Ben F. Van Alstyne, State basketball coach, has moved to a country estate three miles from the East Lansing campus. How Tarheels Lured Suavely Back HARRY WISMER needs to broadcast only 30 football games this year to equal his 1944 record of 31. He started 1945 with the Sugar Bowl engagement between Duke and Alabama. . . . Carl Snavely wrote his own ticket when he quit as football coach at Cornell to return to University of North Carolina. Among the terms are a postwar salary of $12,000 and a three-month vacation every year. . Coach Charles E. Dorais,. of the Lions, isn't exactly optimistic over the outlook for professional football in the fall. H there are teams, he expects the players to work days in war factories. Martin Burke, a so-so heavyweight fighter in the late twenties, Is making heavy sugar running a night club in New Orleans. Pete Herman is sharing, in the entertainment business boom, too. His place in the Crescent City is packing them in. Byrd Slides into Fourth by 2 Strokes Revolta in Third; Snead Muf f s Chance LOS ANGELES (AP) Ray Mangrum, Los Angeles pro out of the big-time golf tournament picture of late, and Defending Champion Harold McSpaden were deadlocked for first place at the end of 36 holes in the 72-hole Los Angeles Open. They posted two-round totals of 140, two under par at the halfway mark. Sam Snead, tournament favor ite, had an excellent chance to jump to the forefront, but blew it on the back nine to finish with a par 71 for 142. McSpaden played steady, if not spectacular golf. In the first round, when he tied with Sam Byrd, of Detroit, he had a 34-36. He reversed the figures in the second round. Byrd dropped back to 72 and a tie with Snead, Leland Gibson, of Randolph Field, Tex., and Georsre Schneiter, of Salt Lake City. MANGRUM, with an opening-day 71, charged into real contention with a 69.' It was the second lowest score of the second round, a 34-35. The best fairway performance was credited to the Army private, Gibson, formerly of Kansas City, Mo. Gibson tacked up 37-31, including five birdies on the back nine, for the 68. Johnny Revolta, of Evanston, 111., trailed the two leaders by a single stroke, posting a 71-70 141. Trailed by the biggest gallery, Snead muffed . his chance to take over undisputed lead after a flying start. He turned the first nine in 34, one under par, and was three under at the eleventh. TWO HOLES ruined the works thereafter. He took a 6 on the par-4 fifteenth when he hit his drive and second shot behind and under trees. A trap shot was 20 feet past the pin, and he missed a four-foot putt. A bogey 5 on the eighteenth resulted from a weak approach and weaker chip to the green. Byron Nelson, leading golfer in 1944, slipped back a stroke when he came .up with a 72 for a 143. Of the other Detroiters r Chick Rutan wa's best with 145, although he slipped to a - second-round 74. Ed Furgol posted a 75 for 149 and Jimmy Johnson had 77 for 155. The Lansing pro, Eldon Briggs, soared to 77 and a 155 total. By Frank Williams THE BEST BET - - - - - - - - - - - LWlTM HOKSE RAC1WS- A VICTIM, OF 1 ? " ' WA. MAKl POWER MHEOS SOME FOLKS x - U yC.woMOE-R. S. ?0lJG nHAVE A HASDYMET irr .trite.c- ) Y ii, ( TrXEtte'S A J : 'j MosroF Thz track Si4i lTMOK ' FlWDlMGTMElR NICHE Om'!w' , I feFFORrc- 7 A&i" OPPRTUMVTy HAS OM TWf ) rf&ES sfraw (M the fellow who Jrk u feV 2- Mel Queen Set for Induction HUNTINGTON, W. Va.-()-Mel Queen, 26-year-old hurler for the New York Yankees, passed his pre-induction examination. Captain A. J. Bloom, -of. the Huntington Induction Center, announced that Queen "has been found acceptable for general military service." Queen, who won six games for the Yankees after joining them in August last season, returned . to Wellsburg to await his call for in duction. He is married and has two children. Hudson Store Hours: Daily, 9:45 to 5:45; Saturday, 9:45 to 6:00 Handsome Siiccpliiiecl r (DdDATT Hccp out ilic cold 55 Here is an all-purpose coat that commands admiration in practically any surroundings. It's a double-breasted, full-belt fingertip with slash pockets. The big, brown Laskin-Lamb collar contrasts smartly with the tan Whitman cotton gabardine body cravenetted for resistance to rain and snow. The "Zero King" has a lambskin body lining; the sleeves are lined with quilted cotton. . And for added protection each sleeve has a knitted wind-cuff insert. In sizes 38 to 48. Own a Hudson "Zero King" and keep warm. Second Floor Grand River Section A m hj m o 9 SPOUTS STOKE ftU Subjttl f $ Sain Tarn v , P it V fi - 4 " 1 1 ' . Uj i it'.-i ' '. Ui O " .: i- 1-W'-'. V jT f use'' 1 S, ' - V jf ? ' 1 i ' Join the Merchant Marine and Help Deliver the Goods F.D.R.Plan Perils Sports Draft of 4-Fs Means Blackout for Duration WASHINGTON (JP) If Congress adopts President Roosevelt's suggestion that all 4-Fs be fun-neled into essential war industry, professional sports might be blacked out for, the duration. The major baseball leagues, for instance, have 281 players with 4-F draft ratings among the 400 athletes used last year. If all were sent into military service or war industry suddenly, it is unlikely that baseball could survive. This despite the oft-asserted statement of the late K. M. Landis, baseball commissioner; Ford Frick, president of the National League, and Will Harridge, of the American loop, that baseball "will continue as long as we have nine men on each club." PRO FOOTBALL would likely suffer the same fate, and loss of such golf stars as Byron Nelson, leading money-winner of 1944 and . the outstanding athlete of last year, among many others might end tournament play on the links. College atahletics, supported in the main by pre-draft age athletes and naval trainees since Pearl Harbor, might suffer heavily through loss of 4-Fs if the Army lowers its physical standards. The President recommended the enactment of a universal service act but urged the immediate enactment of legislation by which persons deferred because of physical disabilities find their places in the war effort. , HOCKEY, whose playing talent comes primarily from Canada, would suffer little because of that fact and because of its own stringent rules which forbid the use of players v deferred for any reason other than physical disability. Columbus Hires Root as Manager COLUMBUS, O. (JP) A. L. Banister, president of the Colum bus club, of the American Associa tion, announced the signing of Charley Root, former Chicago Cub pitcher, to manage the Red Birds during the 1945 season. Root succeeds Nick Cullop, who resigned recently to become manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE W 1. T PF PA Pt. Montreal 18 ft S ICS 7 38 DETROIT 1 4 l'li 8 36 Toronto IS 3 9J 77 28 Boston 9 l:t 1 9-! Iff 1 New York ,4 IS 70 HO 14 Chlrsco S 17 S 63 HO SATURDAY'S RESCLTS DETROIT ft, Toronto 1. Montreal 10. Chlesca 1. SUNDAY'S GAMES Boston Bt DETROIT. Chicago mt Hew York. BASKETBALL DEMONS Michigan Takes Illinois inBigTen Stride, 43-38 Special to the Free Fres CHAMPAIGN, 111. A much-improved University of Michigan basketball team kept in the victory groove by defeating the University of Illinois, 43 to 38, in their Big Ten basketball game. It was Michigan's second conference triumph in as many nights. The Wolverines handed Indiana a 54-53 trimming in Ann Great Lakes Sivimmers Nose Out U-M Special to the Free Press ANN ARBOR Great Lakes powerful swimming team, winning five of nine events, defeated the University of Michigan, 44 to 40, in the first dual meet of the season. Paced by Achilles Pulakos, former Wolverine swimmer, and Arnold Pylkas, who was a Detroit star at Northwestern High School, the Sailors clinched the meet with a narrow victory in the 440-yard free style event. Pulakos led early, was overhauled at -the 350-yard mark by Michigan's Dave Zimmerman, but sprinted in the stretch to nip Zimmerman by a stroke. 300-yard medley relay Won by Mlehl-iiran (Pal ford, Kessier. Church); second, Great Lakes. Time 3:03.6. SO-yant free style Won by Fries (M); second, Craisrr (GL) ; third, Bridges (M). Time :S4.S. . . . , , J-iO-yard free style Won by Pulakos (GL) : second Pylkas (GL) ; third. Church M). Time 2:23.6. " Divine Won by Quaintance OV). 302.1; second, Dirfendorf (UL), 298.1; third. Lopes M), 156.4. lOO-yard free style Won by Fries (M); second. Church (M) ; third. Dowell (GL). Time -..54.6. . ISO-yard back stroke Won by Cnrley (GL); second, Munson M)j third, lulk-man M. Time 1:44.7. 00-yard breaftt stroke Won by Mondro (GL.) ; second. KcMler (M); third, Mowea ir.i i Tlnn Z:.lVO ' 4IO-yard free-style W br Pulakos GI-; second, Zimmerm-.-. M)J third, Pylkos iL.. Time ft:l 4M-yard freestyle relay Won by Mich-lean (Green. Fries. Pal ford. Drake): second. Great Lakes. Time 3:49.2. Arbor Friday night. Michigan has now won two of its three Big Ten starts, being beaten only by Ohio State in its opener. MICHIGAN (43) ILLINOIS (38) G F T G F T Geahan.f ft lit Juditon.f 4 2 10 Mullaney.f ft 2 12 Mnrton.f O O O Lnnd.e 4 5 13 Xtaab.f O o O Kifenbarr.e Oil Orr.e 237 Keil.tr 2 2 6 Delaney.e O O O Lindquist, O O O Rurmatter.r 3 3 8 Kerulin,c O fl O Seyler.t; 1 O 2 Kirk.c 4 3 11 Totals 16 1143 Totals 14 10 38 Score at half Michigan 17, Illinois 20. Buckeyes Upset LAFAYETTE. Ind. (P) Purdue's underdog Boilermakers overcame an early, 10 to 3, deficit to edge out Ohio State in their Western Conference basketball game, 37 to 36. ' With two minutes remaining Jack Dugger gave Ohio State a 36-35 lead on 3 free throw, but Red Anderson connected from the field and Purdue held out to the end. v OHIO STATE (36) PURDUE (37) OFT G F T Grate.f O O O Goewehr,f 3 O 8 Duseer.f 2 1ft Anderson. f ft 4 14 (auriill.f 0 O 0 Hoffman.c 2 3 5 Risen, e 6 2 14 Hinica.K 12 4 Huston.r 5 111 Haar.i 3 2 8 Amlinr.c 3 O 6 Elliott.c O O O Jacbs.c O O O Pfeiffer.c . O O O Totals 16 4 36 Totals 14 9 37 Talftime score: Purdue 22. Ohio State, 19. Badgers Lose MADISON, Wis (IP) With their scoring ace, Ray Patterson, on the bench, the University of Wisconsin cagers bowed to a smoother Northwestern team in the Big Ten opener, 52 to 37. Iowa Has Trouble IOWA CITY, la. (TP) The undefeated Iowa basketball team, its high-scoring attack almost completely absent, . opened its bid for the Western Conference championship with a 41-34 victory over Minnesota's surprisingly -tough Gophers. by Seibert Bukovich Connects in First Appearance Special to the Free Press TORONTO Those hockey un-predictables, the Detroit Red Wings, lashed out with all their scoring fury in the first period to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5 to 2, in their National Hockey League game before 12,-000 fans. The triumph keeps Detroit within two points of the league-leading Montreal Canadiens, who walloped Chicago, 10 to L Detroit clinched the game by scoring four toys in the first 10 minutes. It marked the fifth time the Wings have beaten Toronto this winter. Manager Jack Adams had a surprise starter in the Detroit- line-up in Tony Bukovich, called up from the Indianapolis Capitols,. Bukovich marked his promotion by producing a goal at 6:07 of the opener. - It remained for Earl Seibert, defenseman acquired from Chi- cago, to score first for the Wings. Seibert connected on a ten-footer at 3:16 after taking "a pass from Mud Bruneteau. Bukovich's goal came on a pass from Defenseman Bill Quackenbush. MIDWAY in the period Mel Hill drew a penalty for tripping Flash Hollett and the Wings stormed Goalie Frank McCooL This time it was Rookie Ted Lindsay who scored on a play with Hollett and Syd Howe. Twenty-four seconds after Lindsay's effort Jud McAtee shot the fourth Detroit goal. It came when Joe Carve th started a shot from the blue line and McAtee tipped it past McCooL Bob Davidson finally got through for the first Toronto goal early in the second period after taking a pass from Wally Stanowski recently discharged from the RCAF Howe picked up the fifth Detroit goal 11 seconds before the second period ended. He connected, after a rush with Joe Carveth and Hal Jackson. Pete Backor got through for the only other Toronto goal in the third period, but by this time the wins were coasting and it didn t make much difference. Goal ED LD c KXV TORONTO McCool Hamilton Stanowski Kennedy Hill rii"TDfit -nmley Seitert Hollett Howe M. Bmneiean airAfce .... - Detroit sparesArmsrronr, H. Jackson URST PKRIOD: i Detroit SiKert fM Bruneteau-Howe). 3:16; L-DrtrSt BukoTirh iUuarkenbush) . 4 .OrTS-SimL troit. Lindsay Hollett-Howe; k:ST D'i'- McAtee ( Carveth) . 9 :22. PenalT? SH ON D PERIOD? 5 Toronto B 7 son (Stanowski). 1:216 DeTri frrxem1! PJJ T Toronto. Backor Jackson!. Jackson)' -M:6. Penalty H. Canadiens Run Wild Against Hawks, 10-1 MONTREAL () The , Montreal Canadiens rode roughshod over the last-place Chicago Black Hawks to gain a 10-1 decision that kept them perched firmly atop the National Hockey League. A crowd of about 10,000 turned out despite sub-zero weather to watch the Canadiens in their highest scoring display of the season. CHICAGO (1) MONTREAL 10) Karakas Goat Durnan J-."1" I- Bouchard tooner Ri Lamonreux Smith ( Lac ",r0!:so. l'w Blake Moatenkft RW Richard t hicaeo spares March, Brayshaw, Simon Iloreck. B. Mat-Donald, Mitchell. Dahlstrom. Harms. Montreal spares Harmon, Kddolls, Chamberlain. Getliffe, Gauthier, O'Connor. Hiller. Mosdell. FIRST PKRIOD: 1 Montreal, Hiller l Harmon-O'Connor), 6:34; 2 Montreal, Mosdell (Getliffe-thamberlain), 16:47. Penalties Laeh. Gauthier. SECOND PERIOD: 3 Montreal, Gau- thier i Hiller), 4:42; 4 Montreal. Mos- dell (Bouchard-Chamberlain), :r0: 5 Chicago. Brayshaw (Cooper). 7:32: 6 Montreal, Lach (Richard-Blake). 11:08. Penalties Harms, Boachard. Chamberlain, Harms. Fields. THIRD PERIOD: 7 Montreal. Ganthter (O'Connor), 4:44: 8 Montreal Mosdell (Chamherlain-Getliffe), 7:40; 9 Montreal, Richard (Lach-Harmon). 13:51; 10 Montreal. Blake (Lach. 14:38: 11 Montreal. Bouchard (O'Conuor-Gauthler), 15:06. No penalties. Wolverines Drop Hockey Opener ANN ARBOR (JP) The University of Michigan's 1945 hockey debut under the Wolverines new coach, Vic Heyliger, was spoiled by the Vickers AC sextet from Detroit, who skated away with a 12-6 victory. Michigan led only once, midway of the first period, on Capt. Ted Greer's two early goals. Greer, center, and John Jenswold, right wing, accounted for all the Wolverine goals with three each. Vickers Robitaille also performed the hat trick. Basketball SATURDAY'S RESULTS COLLEGE 59 Chiearo 39 Miehican SUte fil Maryland .V Western Illinois 66 Princeton ( hicaeo N'avy , Cincinnati Duke Eastern Illinois Ellis Island CG Iowa Iowa State Miehican Northwestern Purdne C. of D. 41 60 Minnesota Kansas State 43 Illinois S2 Wisconsin 37 Ohio State 55 Fort Wayno 4T ST 24 23 49 a 31 38 37 36 33 Pro Gridders Tackle Tie Problem Special to the Free Press CHICAGO One important problem that will very likely be thrashed out during this week's National Football League meeting here is the loop's much-discussed and disgusting method of ca-culating each, team's percentage so as to determine its standing in the race during the season. Specifically, the debate involves what to do with tie games. The National League's governing body appears to be facing more trouble with ties than a guy who received a dozen gruesome cravat creations for Christmas. The present system of disregard ing tie contests completely in figuring a team's percentage has drawn considerable criticism. mm ONE OPPOSING faction proposes that a tie game be figured into the percentages on a half-won half-lost basis, while another even more radical proposes that each tie should be charged against the teams involved as a half game lost only, with no credit whatever resulting in the win column. Here is the final 1932 National Football League standing which clearjy demonstrates the injustice of the present practice of dis regarding ties when figuring percentages. It cost Green Bay th championship and gave the title to the Bears. (This was the final year before the national football league split into two divisions. Note, the irregular number of games played by the various teams. That evil has been eliminated, but the percentage weakness still exists.) Bears Green Bay Portsmouth Boston New York BrrMklyn Cardinals Stapletoa Won Lost Tied 7 i e 10 3 6 a 4 4 4 3 9 5 6 3 7 1 4 ft a Pet. .875 .7H7 ,7.V .500 .400 IS23 ifcawahnweaa.i)!i. pwsi eahweie. mim

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