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W 3 Tied with Everybody loves a winner. So there should be plenty of satisfied fans in the National Football League. There are 12 teams in the two-division loop. Seven of them are in first place. Four of the six clubs in the National Conference are tied for the lead, including Detroit's Lions. The others are San Francisco, Los Angeles and Green Bay. All have 6-3 records. o IT'S A RESULT of Sunday's efforts. While Detroit was upset by Chicago, 24 to 23, Los Angeles knocked off San Francisco, 35 to 9, and Green Bay romped past Dallas, 42 to 14. jii Wrl n W (Mi i 'iniBl.A. . ' Jh'Mto PAN AMERICAN road race winners are Karl Kling (left) and Chuck Stevenson. Kling, a German engineer, topped the sports car division in a Mercedes Benz. Driving a 1953 Lincoln, Stevenson paced the stock cars in the 1,934-mile grind. (Details on Page 35.) NEVER CLOSE Long Rams' Aerials Bury 49ers, 35 to 9 LOS ANGELES (JP) The defending champion Los Angeles Ram put on another demonstration of long range scoring Sunday to sink the San Francisco 49ers by a 35-9 margin. Green Bay Has Picnic ivith Dallas Packers 'Off,' Still Post 42-14 Triumph STATISTICS DALLAS CRM. BAY Flrftt down nrrl runhinc Yards DHNMttK Passr altrmntrr? I'ntMief riiinulrtrd I'fl1! Intrrrrplrd I'linttnc avrracs Fumhlr Iwt lard otnaliftd J 45 1'. 40 VI .1 .VIS 0 95 13 7 MO I 4 : 108 rwii.n 7 7 tjrrrn Bit 1 14 14 7 1 1 Palla srnrlnir: Tourlirlnwn Trlpnrka, HiMrnrr. f nnvrntlon Mower ' (irfrn Bur srorinct Tonrhrlowna Ta-narliMi 2. ilnwinn, Mann, Kid. Loomis. Conversions Cone fi. GREEN BAY, Wis. (JP) The Green Bay Packers slapped down the Dallas Texans, 42 to 14, in' a National Football League farce at City Stadium Sunday for their fourth straight victory, longest for the club in eight years. The hapless Texans, homeless since their owners threw in the franchise a fortnight ago, had absolutely nothing to offer offensively in absorbing their ninth successive loss. THE PACKER triumph, one of the easiest and sloppiest in years, was cheered "loudly by 16,340 fans watching the season finale here in temperatures just above freezing. The Green Bay passing pair of Vito (Babe) Parilli and Tobin Rote had one of its poorer afternoons, but each of the quarterbacks hit on two touchdown tosses during the route. Veteran Tony Canadeo, making his announced last appearance at home before retirement at the end of the season, and Halfback Ace Loomis scored the other tallies. ( The Texans' two touchdowns came on runs by Frank Tripucka snd Dick Hoerner, with Keith Flowers converting. Bruins Bounce Leafs, 6 to 5 BOSTON (U.R) Boston's Bruins rolled up their highest score of the year Sunday night but only managed to edge Toronto by a single point, winning 6 to 5, before 8,834 Boston Garden fans. Fleming Mackell scored twice and assisted once for Boston. FIRST PERIOD: 1 Toronto. l,..ir... (Hannisaa llaaard. A:4H: t Hmton. I iHHtaEiiiii I .cnrntoi'tfoniiirT n:IH; IliHMon, M l.i:1H: 4 a e hell Nchmldt-Sitnrifnrd). -Roatnn. Sandrrd (tindrreri! lt:0. Pcnalllc Hnlvin, flaman (major) Lanine tmajon. llurlun. SF.COM) rF.RIOI): O Boston. Schmidt Lahlne.0.uarkrnriuh. :4. HToronto. ii. Armtrnnff (llortonl. 10:01. 7 Toronto, lUtaard t llorton-Butvlnl . IO:AI. S Boston. Mackell tl.avcic-Mandrorrf. l:tf . tt Bonton. Land (Miirkfll), 18;3I. Penalties kenncdv. Chevreflls. THIKII PKKIIIKi to Toronto. Hannl-tun 4Haard.tt. Armvtronal, l:t!0: II Inrontv, fcrnith (Iturtoa), 8:0(. Ne penalties. PASSES A O PROBLEM Here's Tip for Lions CHICAGO VP) A youngster used an oversied butterfly net to garner a football at the Lions-Bears professional football game Sunday. His catch, atop the north fence of Wrigley Field as George Blanda of the Bears booted a point after a touch-Jown, was televised by the American Broadcasting Co. to Viewers in cities other than Chicago. r II 83lnalS OH Lions: 2 Catch Browns ; : X.,.'V-: V-S feX:-: J3 limp's I ; , I The triumph, the fifth straight for the surging Rams andthe third loss in four games for the previous breezing 49ers was executed before 77,968 fans in Memorial Coliseum. THE RESULT left the Rams, the 49ers, Detroit and Green Bay tied at the top of the division in the title race. Defensive Halfback Woodley Lewis started the busy scoring parade when he returned a low-sailing punt 83 yards through the bewildered 49ers in the second period. Quarterback Norman Van Brocklin got together with one of his several brilliant receivers, El-roy (Crazy Legs) Hirsch, on a pass play good for 46 yards in the third period to make it 14-0 for the Rams. The count mounted to 21-0 on the first play of the fourth period when halfback Jack Dwyer picked up a fumble by rookie half Hugh McElhenny of the 49ers and rambled 52 yards for the third touchdown. The Rams added two more to the rout before the game ended, one after an 85-yard parade, most of it via the air, and the other to end a 60-yard drive. V. T. Smith scored the last two, one on a six-yard run, the other on a 20-yard Statue of Liberty play. The 49ers, trailing by three touchdowns and unable to penetrate the Ram defense beyond the 30-yard mark, finally decorated the scoreboard with 2 points a safety produced when end Charles Powell trapped Van Brocklin in the end zone. Quarterback T. A. Tittle then mustered the fading 49ers to go 44 yards in eight plays, hitting end Gordon Soltau for the score. STATISTICS SAN FRANCISCO L. A. f, Flr( down VnnU riiMliint ard paink rahMs attemiited PHes roninleted Pauses Interrented I'unlint averaita rnmhles lnt lards DenallEed San Franrtseo Los Anceles I 14 111 104 :u ll 43.1 I 1.1 IS 134 3S IS t 40.8 1 AS 9 SI 3d San 1'ranrlsen srorlnc: Touchdown SnltMii. Conversion Soltau. Safety roHrll. Ioa Anaeles scorlnfft Touchdown i Iwis. Hlriich, llwyer. Smith 3. Conversion Water Meld 8. Rayncr Stars in 2-2 Tie NEW YORK (U.R) Paul Ronty's third-period goal and spectacular saves by Goalie Chuck Rayner enabled the New York u- i w , j. the Montreal Canadiens Sunday nignt in a National Hockey League game at Madison Square Garden. FIRST PFRIOD:New Tor. Rcl.e IRa-Iclth). I:0: '4 Montreal. Meter (Har-vev). 16UC4. Penaltv lllmatead. SKCOVn PFRIOD: S Montreal. Oeor. rrlon (Harvev). :40. Penally HaOicate. ...THIRD PKRIODl 4 New York. Rontv '"'rrehelmer.Wral), I :SS. Penalties "'II. mniHriq, nunnian. Kctne. cT-3 llP This crowded condition should be eased within a week. Detroit plays Green Bay Thursday, and the Rams and '49ers meet again next Sunday. Only three of the six teams In the American Conference share the top rung New York, Cleveland and Philadelphia. They alM have 6-3 marks. This happened because Philadelphia surprised Cleveland, 28 to 20, while New York slipped past Washington, 14 to 10. None of those three collides until Cleveland plays New York in the last game of the season. So their tie could go on until Dec. 14. Pro Football NATIONAL CONFERENCE WLTPctTPOP San Francisco 6 S 0 .667 233 149 DETROIT 8 3 0 .667 210 141 Green Bay 6 3 0 .667 230 195 Los Angeles 6 3 0 .667 242 172 Chicago Bears 4 5 0 .444 191 247 Dallas 0 9 0 .000 128 325 AMERICAN CONFERENCE WLTPctTPOP Cleveland New York 6 3 0 .667 218 152 6 3 0 .667 173 107 6 3 0 .667 171 195 3 6 0 .333 137 179 3 6 0 .333 199 231 2 7 0 .222 162 201 i Philadelphia Chicago Cards, Pittsburgh Washington SUNDAY'S RESULTS Los Angeles 35, San Francisco 9. Chicago Bears 24, DETROIT 23. Pittsburgh 17, Chicago Cards 14. Green Bay 42, Dallas 14. Philadelphia 20, Cleveland 20. New York 41, Washington 10. THURSDAY'S GAMES Green Bay AT DETROIT. Dallas vs. Chicago Bears SUNDAY'S GAMES Cleveland at Washington. Los Angeles at San Francisco. New York at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at Chicago Cards. Red Wings Bow to Haivks, 3-0 Lose First Game at Chicago in 2 Years Special to the Free Press CHICAGO The Chicago Black Hawks bounced right back from a 10-1 trouncing Saturday night in Detroit to beat the Red Wings for the first time in two years on home ice. The season's top crowd of 15,962 roared their approval at Chicago Stadium as the Hawks outrouehed Detroit to earn a rousing 3-0 triumph for Al Rollins' second shutout of the year. Detroit last lost here on Nov. 26, 1950. Since then 12 straight victories went into the books before the Hawks managed a 1-1 tie on the Wings' only previous appearance this season. Victory boosted Chicago's National Hockey League lead to four points, the largest yet. Detroit, which could have moved into second place by winning, slipped to fourth instead. It was the Wings' first defeat in their last seven starts and the first to Chicago this season. THE HAWKS opened with different tactics, having learned the folly of trying to match the Wings' smooth style Saturday night. Chicago came out at the start to bump the Detroiters off stride and found an early payoff. Two men were in the penalty box for both teams when Gus Mortson gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the first stanza. There were three more double penalties In the first six minutes of the second period. Goalie Terry Sawchuk was Involved in one of them, getting a five-minute major for a fist fight with George Gees Lou Jankowski was serving Saw-chuk's penalty, and again both teams were two men short when Bill Mosienko boosted the count to 2 to 0. The penalty box had been emptied for the first time in the period just a minute later when Gus Bod-nar struck for the Hawks' third goal. FIRST PFRIOD: 1 Chlcaao. Mnrt.on f(.ee-lrwtiury). 14:31. Penalties Itews hury, Focolln (major,, Delvecchio (maiort. Uncut, hkov. Goldham. HF.CONR PFKK1M: 9 Chlcaan. Mini, etiko (Mortson), K1 1 1 M Chicago, Bitdnar ll.ucMnl, 1:10. Penaltle Leawlrk. (iardner 3. Sawchuk (major). Gee (major), Fosolin. Pavrlleh. Skov. ' ' THIRD PF.KIOD: No arnrlnf. Penaltle ilowe, uiover. Abel. Hockey W 11 9 8 8 7 2 T P GGA S 25 59 5S S 21 59 62 5 21 50 41 4 20 62 47 4 18 39 41 5 9 88 63 Chicago Toronto Montreal DETROIT Boston New York SATURDAY'S RESULTS DETROIT 10, Chicago 1. Toronto 2, Montreal 2. SUNDAY S RESULTS Montreal 2, New York 2. Boston 6, Toronto 5. Chicago 3, DETROIT 0. WEDNESDAY'S GAME ' Toronto at New York. THURSDAY'S GAMES Montreal at DETROIT, Toronto at Chicago. New York at Boston. 9 Seconds Left -Bears Shade Lions, 24 to 23 Long Drive Offsets 79-Yard TD Run by Christiansen BY BOB LATSHAW Cna Prn Staff Writer CHICAGO The Detroit Lions' five-game winning streak came to an end, 24 to 23, in just nine seconds before the battle with the Chicago Bears. George Blanda pitched a two-yard touchdown pass to End Ed Sprinkle for the winning marker after Jack Christiansen had apparently put the game on ice for the Lions. Detroit trailed, 17 to 16, with less than two minutes to go when Christiansen returned a Fred Morrison punt 79 yards for a Lion touchdown. There was only a minute and 69 seconds left when the Bears took over on the kickoff. BLANDA, who until last week was just a place kicker on the Bears' squad, then pitched a 43- STATISTICS CHICAUO UKTKWT First dmn I aril rulilnff Yard tasintj t'aftftrs attrmritrd l'asrt complrtrd Punhr Intvrrrptrd I'Dtitlnc avarata rumblr Inxt Sard penalised 17 n 2I 31 11 3 40.1 S 45 lilt 110 27 a 4:1.4 1 40 lMrr.lt 3 13 7 S3 Chi. Bean 10 124 Detroit Marina: Touchdowns Horn- srhmeyer 2. ChrifttlaoRen. Conversions Hardrr X. rirld goal Hnrder. t'hlraca orlnr: Tosrhrlowne-Stone 3, Snrlnklr. Conversion Blanda 3. tirld goal Blanda. yard pass to Billy Stone for a first down on the Detroit 25. Blanda then hurled another pass to Morrison on the one. Blanda tried a sneak that lost a yard before he stepped back and tossed a quick pass to Sprinkle, who took it away from two Detroit defenders. The defeat dropped Detroit to 6-3 in the standings. The Lions now share first place with Green Bay, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the National Conference. THIS WAS the 12th time in 13 meetings that the Bears have beaten Detroit. The Bears' defense stopped the Lions, and two fumbles late in the game, plus a pair of pass interceptions, kept Dptrftit frnm rtvertnlnno1 thfl Phi- cagoans. There was a virtual donnybrook just before the game ended with cnrisuansen ana wnizzer wnue flailing away at each other in front of the Detroit bench. This was the second time the Bears came back off a two-game losing streak to beat the league leader. Three weeks ago they topped the 49ers after dropping two straight. , The Lions spent most of the afternoon trying to get back into the ball game. They had trouble with Blanda, who completed three touchdown passes, kicked a field goal and three points after touchdown. PAT HARDER kicked a field goal and Bob Hoernschemeyer scored a pair of touchdowns before Christiansen traveled for his. With Stone supplying the big punch with a 48-yard run, the Bears put three points on the scoreboard on Blanda's first-period field goal. Then the Lions recovered the first of five fumbles and tied the score. Blaine Earon fell on Chuck Hunsinger's fumble, and Harder kicked the field goal from the 31. That knotted the count at 3-3. The Bears came right back, however, with a 39-yard touchdown pass play from Blanda to Stone that gave "them a 10-3 edge. That's the way it stood until Lou Creekmur recovered another Bear fumble on the Detroit five, stopping another Bear drive. The Lions drove 95 yards, with Layne hitting on four passes during the march. Hunchy went over from the top to cap the drive. A bad pass from -center got away from Layne, holding for Harder, and the kick was blocked, Chicago still leading, 10 to 9. DON DOLL recovered the third Bear fumble on the Chicago 29. In five plays Hoernschemeyer went over again, and the Lions led for the first time, 16 to 10. The Bears then traveled 87 yards to take over the lead again midway in the third quarter. Blanda threw a 59-yard pass to Stone, who caught the ball on the 21 and went over the last stripe with Bob Smith , on his back. TWICE LATER in the game the Bears threatened, but a fumble gave Detroit the ball on the Lions' 28. Chicago held, and Detroit in turn forced the Bears to punt from their own 28. Christiansen took the ball on the 21, and with Yale Lary supplying a good block on the 26, he headed up the sideline to core cattily. That seemed to clinch it, but they hadn't reckoned with Blanda, who was playing his first full gams since he graduated from Kentucky. He threw Just three passes, and Detroit dropped its first start in the last six games. Layne's passes were covered too well by the Bears, who gave up only 110 yards through the air. Bobby had two intercepted, and Hunchy threw one and had it intercepted. All told, the Bears outgained Detroit, 395 to 259 yards. Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon final gun terminated a grueling OPERATION AND 2 Things BY DICK PETERS Bowler Joe Flynn had something to talk about Sunday other than his operation. g It was Metropolitan Detroit's fifth 300 game of the season, a 12-strike effort the 25-year-old Irishman manufactured Sunday morning in the Beacon Recrea- tion House League. "I ALMOST didn't bowl Sunday," Joe related. "I had an operation on my Jaw last Thursdaythey took out six teeth and a piece of bone. But I decided to bowl anyway, and I'm mighty glad." s Flynn, who is " a bachelor, and works as a clerk in the Wabash Rail-- road superin-. tendent's of-- ( f ice, opened i with 161 and 194 games Sunday, in keeping with his 167 average. Then he began linking together strikes on Alleys 11 and 12 at Beacon. Among the first nine were i.wo "Brooklyn hits." His 10th ball hit on Ih nose, but brought a "cave-in" strike. His 11th and 12th were Brooklyns agoin, but each brought 10 pins and the 300. FLYNN, WHO lives at 1933 Liberty, Lincoln Park, has been bowling "four or five years". His previous high Single game Xavier Gains I ( .rif JiPVPllo'P CINCINNATI (Jp) Xavier was held scoreless Sunday for the first time in 43 games as Bobby Recker went over for both touchdowns to lead Dayton to a revenge 13-0 football victory. The Muskies had beten Dayton, 14 to 13, on Nov. 2. Flynn (Mm and Monogramming it included at no extra cost Charge now P. . lA .. . . - :s : LIONS' PAT HARDER 300 GASIE to Jmv About Now had been 256, but his 655 series Sunday was four pins short of hi) all-time three-game effort. Unlike many othtr perfect-game (.hooters these days, Flynn didn't pick up too much cash. He wasn't wearing any of those hlrts, pants or belts that pay off for 300 games. But Otto Blieme1ler, Beacon Recreatir:'- proprietor, tendered him a $25 check for the fourth perfect game rolled in the estab Monday, FIELD GOAL HELPS Steelers9 Early Drive Wins over Cards, 17-14 PITTSBURGH (P) Big Ed Modzelewski sprinted six yards for a touchdown and Gary Kerkorian kicked a 22-yard field goal to produce 10 points In the first quarter as the Pittsburgh Steelers squeezed out a 17-14 Sunday in a National Football Jimmv Finks, who leads the Finks, league in touchdown passes, failed to connect for a score but sneaked over from inches out on the second play of the final period for the Steelers' other score. Kerkorian converted both times. Quarterback Don Panclera pitched two touchdown passes for the Cardinals Eight yards to Don Paul in the second quarter and 38 yards to Don Cross in the final period. The contest, played in the mud here's a value that makes it worth while to buy now for gifts priced to s-t-retch your gift dollar 100 All Wool Flannel Robe Here's the most useful robe you can get him. Ho can use it for lounging. It's soft end warm for a bathrobe. Navy and maroon in small, medium, large and extra large. And this will probably be the season's big robe value. 9.95 Rayon Polka Dot Robe Watch his eyes light up when ho sees this handsome robe under the tree. Ho II enjoy the feeling of elegance and comfort when he wears it. Fully cut for comfort, expertly tailored. Fully lined in rayon with rayon satin trim. Navy and maroon in small, medium, large and extra large. A big value. 12.45 . . . pay in January af f IN PROCESS OF MAKING GOOD lishment since it was built 11 years ago. Flynn also will be in, line for the usual American Bowling Congress and Detroit Bowling Association awards. Another member of the league also had a torrid run of strikes. Don Mohr, a 182-average bowler, strung 14 strikes, ending his middle game with nine and opening his third with five. He ired 671 for the session on 192, 270 and 209. November 24, 1952 triumph over the Chicago Cardinals League game at Forbes Field. and under the arc lights in the sec. ond half, attracted 18,330 fans. STATISTICS CUK (.0 19 1S4 94 21 9 .1 Sfl :t 4 riTT. 14 101 i'4 e 44 47 O 31 14 717 -t-aul. First down Vard raliln arris pailna I'ttes attempted Paii.es completed l'ae Intercepted I'nntlna averaga Fnmlile lout larUs penalised Chicago Cards nttnliurth 10 I iiicsko scoring Touchdown . CroM. Conversion- Cirri 2. i'lttfthurah scoring: Touchdowns Mod-selewiik!. link. Conversions fcerkorlaa 'i. Meld goal Kerkorian. (S w J O D w a 1 1 yjVx i V ' -. ""- I ' j 10 I MCNTCAlM 7 I -d 'V J ON 30-YARD FIELD GOAL BADGERS FAVORED Ballots Cast -So Is Die-in Big Ten You'll know at 1 p. m. Monday. That'a the only solid answer to the question of the day: Who's going to meet Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl? Wisconsin and Purdue tied for the Western Conference title Saturday. That threw the final choice upon a vote of the 10 athletic directors on the Conference schools. Their votes have arrived at the Conference office in Chicago, and Commissioner Tug Wilson will an nounce the results Monday at 1 p. m. (Detroit time). CURRENT feeling is that Wis consin is a slim favorite. There are points in Javor of and against - -both clubs. But the Badgers hold some support for their consistent Big Ten record' in recent seas.ns and because they were in contention all the way this year. Both had 4-1-1 records In Big Ten games, but Wisconsin had a better over-all mark. Th Badgers won six and tied one of nine; Purdue won four and tied two of nine. Neither Wisconsin cr Purdue ever has gone to the Rose Bowl before. THE DOOR also is open for still a third team to get the nod Ohio State, for instance. The rule speci fies that the directors choose "the most representative eligible team." That word "eligible" bars Michl-gan State, In case you'ri wonder-inj,. .. This la the first time In the seven years of the Big Ten-Coast Conference pact that the vote has had any meaning. All previous times there was a clear-cut choice and the balloting a mere formality. 4 i ) i

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