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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 14

Detroit, Michigan
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Wednesday, November 28, 1945
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'Flu Sends Army9s But Tucker Expects to Face Navy Waltcrhouse Takes Star's Place in Drill WEST POINT, N. Y. (AP) With only half a dozen privileged spectators looking on, Army's great football squad put on an exhibition good enough to fill ; any stadium in the country in a lengthy scrimmage for Saturday's Navy game. For 45 minutes various combinations on this mighty squad that many are calling the best of all time bumped heads in a rough-and-tumble drill which brought Army's heavy practice In preparation for the annual service classic to an end. COACH RED BLAJK'S first team was quarterbacked by Dick Wslterhouse, a second stringer whose specialty is kicking extra points, in place of Arnold Tucker, regular field general and key man , in Army's T formation. Tucker was taken to the hospital with Influenza and a temperature of 102. "I have every hope that Tucker will recover in time to play 1 Saturday," Blaik said. "He is very important to us. He's the fellow who makes our team click." Blaik's hopes were boosted by hospital officials, who said Tucker had only a light case of flu and might be released Wednesday If his temperature went down. WALTERIIOUSE will be Army's starting quarterback Saturday if Tucker does not recover by game time. Blaik named the same 38 players who made the trip to the Penn game to go to Philadelphia Friday. .With the possible exception of Tucker, Blaik aaid that he expected to start the same line-up that started against the Quakers Nov. 17. The Cadets will begin tapering off Wednesday with a smattering of contact work and then take only light workouts here Thursday and in Philadelphia Friday. Meanwhile, all talk of a postseason game involving Army was ; squelched once and for all by Col. -Lawrence (Biff) Jones, graduate manager of athletics, who declared that all invitations to play in bowl . contests or other attractions wero being rejected. Jones said that Army had been approached by representatives of at least three "bond" games in California and another in New York but that all had been turned down. DAVIS FAST? Navy Coach Suggests Army Ace Race Scott ANNArOLIS, Md. (T) A foot race between Army's Glenn Davis and Navy's Clyde Scott was proposed as an added feature to the colorful service game in Philadelphia Saturday. Comm. Oscar E. Hagberg, Navy's head coach, suggested that the rival nackfield stars meet in a sprint duel at the the half. "I would like to see the race . arranged, and I would bet my dollars on Scott," he said. Davis has gained wide recognition as probably the fastest college player in the country, but Navy remains unconvinced. Both players are track stars and have been timed under 10 seconds for 100 yards. 'Gramps Image Brings $13,000 BALTIMORE (JP) A top price of $13,000 was paid for Mrs. A. J. Abel's Gramps Image, four-year-old chestnut son of War Hero and Treasury Key, at an auction held in the Maryland Jockey Club paddock. The colt, one-time Kentucky Derby hope and stake winner last season, was bid In by J. F. Patterson, an agent acting for Howard M. Stack. The four-year-old was away from the winner's circle this year until this meeting where he won two sprints and then failed in the Biggs Handicap. Dot A., a three-year-old filly by ; Glastonbury-Treasury Key, also was consigned by Mrs. Abel and brought a $2,400 bid from William J. Meyers. Quinii Becomes , Baseball Promoter BOSTON (JP) Bob Quinn. former president of the Boston Braves and recently resigned director of its farm system, has accepted a position with the Wilson Sporting Goods Co., as director of baseball promotion with headquarters in Chicago. Quinn asked the nominating committee of the American Association to withdraw his name as a candidate for the presidency. Hockey NATIONAL LEAGUE w s 7 5 I. t or r. rt. 4 4 O 41 .-VI S7 S(t 14 lit TKOIT ( MrMO Tnront k 4 1 4 41 13 5 I .1.1 II i m m 7 ' wrnNrov game New Trk. si ManUtfci. E&B Champions Meet Defeat in Classic Dorais Has BY JOHN X. SABO GL'S DORAIS didn't have to look at the scoring records. He knew all about Don Hutson, of the Green Bay Packers. But being a meticulous soul and knowing that the pestiferous Mr. Hutson will be operating in Briggs Stadium against his Detroit Lions Sunday, Dorais looked at the records anyway. He saw an awesome story. There It was In black and white. The skinny end who came from Alabama into the pro ranks 11 years ago already has scored 819 points in pay-for-play football. He has 105 touchdowns, 174 extra points and six field goals. Gus held his head and said nothing. He looked a little deeper, and the more he looked the more painful the picture became. Hutson has scored 148 against the Lions. - HE SCORED two touchdowns in 1935, his freshman year in the National League. He kept right on scoring against Detroit up to the time he snagged four touchdown passes in the 57-21 f trouncing in Milwaukee early this season. In that game alone Hutson produced 31 points. He contributed . rx 1 v . I !" ,. . - V- - x A ' t I ' -;if, ( ' . f M r u t -y, 1 f . ,tr - v X I IX. ANY POSE, AT Injury Jinx Hits Wings Couture, Adam Brown Forced to Sidelines . There was only trouble in large portions for Manager Jack Adams and his Detroit Red Wings at practice Tuesday. Adams started to get bad news when Right-Winger Jerry Couture reported with a back injury. It was the result of a check tossed by New York's Bill Moe Sunday night. COUTURE DIDN'T say anything about the injury for two days, but it pained so' much that he had Dr. C. L. Tomsu look at it. The result was that Couture was ordered to keep away from all practice sessions this week in hopes that he will be recovered sufficiently to play against the Bruins in Boston Sunday. No sooner had Adams been given this information than Adam Brown hobbled off the Ice with an Injured knee. He was in a collision with Fernand Gau-thler during the practice session. He'll also stay out of practice for the next few days. Shannon Stays at Orchard Lake Orchard Lake Country Club has retained Tommy Shannon as its pro for the 1946 season. Shannon was signed at the annual meeting of the club's membership. Officers for the coming year were also elected, with C. L. Miller being named to the presidency. Middies Get Orders from Halsey: 'Beat Army!' ANNAPOLIS, Md. UJ Adm. William (Bull) Halsey, Jr.. himself a former star Middie fullback, exhorted the Navy football team to "fight like hell . . . and get that game" with Army Saturday. The occasion for his pep talk was his presentation of Japanese war trophies to the Midshipmen's Brigade in ceremonies at Bancroft Hall. Halsey described as "a lot of bunk" suggestions that Army-Navy games "engender hatred, but wryly advised the team that "all friendships are forgotten" during Saturday's game at Philadelphia. The Pacific war hero, who played on the Navy team at the turn of the century, told the Midshipmen that he was "the worst fullback the Naval Academy ever had," but that what he learned on the athletic field was of "inestimable value out in the Fleet." a Headache J t. ...,;. ,,; . ,-. v...v..-.:.':' Sit M ANY TIME, DON HUTSON IS MR. WATTS MOST VALUABLE Renner Elected Captain of 1946V M Grid Team ANN ARBOR End Arthur Renner, of Sturgis, is captain-elect of Michigan's 1946 football team. The 21-year-old discharged Marine was voted the honor by his teammates Tuesday at the annual grid victory banquet in the Michigan Union. He shared honors of the day iinrtfVmfiiiiirriiiH' if r"r fi-miiB' rwnn--- - ART RENNER Honors for an ex-Marine o f - y : 1 . " ' J N, 1. and His Name Is Hutson seven extra points. He made four touchdowns that afternoon, and all of them came in the second period. Through the years Don has 18 touchdowns, 37 extra points and a field goal against Detroit. "WE'RE MAKING special plans for Hutson again," Dorais said rather futilely. "We tried to cover him with one man last time. We'll give him multiple coverage this time. Dorais reflected for a moment. "But I wonder what we'll do about some of those other receivers who might be open, that other end, Clyde Goodnight, for example." - 1 Finally, Gus admitted that his hopes in a victory rest not so much in stopping Hutson as in stopping the passers from getting the ball away. 1 "OUR BEST CHANCE is to rush those passers to death," he said.' "Of course, it's going to be no easy job with that big, Green Bay line. Besides, Roy McKay, Irving Comp and Bruce Smith get their passes away pretty fast." It was still raining outside, but Dorais started for practice. "There's one consolation. In 11 years Hutson has scored as many touchdowns against Cleveland as he has against us. Why don't you fellows call him Mr. Poison V POISON TO PROFESSIONAL GRIDIRON OPPONENTS with Center Harold Watts, of Birmingham, who was named the most-valuable player in the season which closed last Saturday. Michigan won six games, lost three and finished second to Indiana in the Big Ten. Oddly enough, the captain- elect wasn't with the team at the start of the season and the most-valuable player wasn't around at the end. Renner, a reserve end in 1943 and a regular last fall, was transferred in February to an advanced Marine base at Quantico, Va. He was discharged in time to see limited service in the Michigan State game this fall after missing the first two contests. WATTS, CENTER on the 1945 Free Press AH Big Ten team, saw action in the first eight games before being sent to Glenview Naval Air Base, following the Navy game for further military training. He missed the final games with Purdue and Ohio State. McCool Agrees to Leaf Terms TORONTO (JP) Goalie Frank McCool, who has returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs after settlement 6f a contract dispute, will start against the Chicago Black-hawks in a National Hockey League game Saturday. "I HAVE HEARD a lot of criticism many times about the Army-Navy games engendering hatred. That is a lot of bunk. The finest thing is to go out there and fight like helL It is the grandest spirit in the world." As an example of Army-Navy comradeship In war, he recalled that when he was commander of the South Pacific, a general from the Fiji Islands whom he did not identify went to see him. "I was introduced to him at a conference," Halsey recalled, "and I said: " The last time I saw you, you were rubbing my nose all over Franklin Field." "He retorted: 'How did I know you would become commander of the South Pacific?' Quarterback r. Hawks Rule Scoring Race Bentley's 17 Points Tops ; 3 Mates Close MONTREAL (U.R) Chicago's Black Hawks hold four of the first 10 places in the National Hockey League scoring race, with Max Bentley in first place with 17 points, one ahead of Montreal's Toe Blake.. Bentley scored five points In two games last week, while Blake got four points in three games. Bill Mosienko, of the Hawks, was third with 14 points. Gaye Stewart, of Toronto, was in a fourth-place tie with Bill Cowley, of Boston, at 13 points. All Stewart's points were goals, and he led the league in that department. ADAM BROWN, of Detroit; Alex Kaleta, . of Chicago, and Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach, of Mon treal, were tied at 11 points, Pen. G M. Bn(lT. Chicago 12 Bisk. Cmnariirns J 1 Moxlrnkn, Chirac 5 It. Mrwart. Toronto S Cowley. Bonton 7 A. Brown. Detroit S Rirhard. f'anadieni 6 kaleta, Chiraco 4 l.arh. Canadiena 3 C. Kmith. ( hiM " - A Appa. Toronto S A S A 9 a 3 A 7 a 5 ft Pta. Mln. J7 a 1 10 10 Champ Wins LONDON (JP) Bruce Woodcock, British heavyweight champion, scored a technical knockout over Jock Porter in the third round of their scheduled ten-round non-title bout. Porter was down five times before the referee stopped the fracas. Paris Keeps Pin Lead by Winning 2 Cleaners Outrolleci; Strohs Still Second BY XV. W. EDGAK Making their first appearance since winning the National match-game championship, the E&B bowlers dropped two games to Parisclean and failed in their bid for first place in the All-Star Classic. Bowling on the New Fairview alleys, E&B outrolled Paris, 2978-2938, but didn't get the pins at the THEN COMES 741 Border's 49 5 JustaWarmup Henry Karaslnski, reversed the usual order of things and went from the ridiculous to the sublime In a bowling way on the Rainbow alleys. Bowling with the Inter-Local Morning League, he posted a 495 series. Then, competing in a doubles match at the close of league play, he linked games of 196, 246 and 299 for a 741. He missed a perfect game when he left up the No. 3 pin on a "Brooklyn" hit. right time. As a result Paris remained in sole possession of first place by a single game. ELWOOD BLAKE paced the Cleaners with 648. Johnny Crim-mins rolled 631, while George Young led the Brewers with 640. Strohs clung to second place by downing Pepsi-Cola twice, 2864- 2877. Top individual honors of the night went to Bill Schlicker, of Palmer Park, who linked counts of 204, 203 and 255 for a 663 as his team won a pair from Ira W ilson, 2959-2788. With Phil Bauman turning in 654, Fife rolled the high team series when it won a pair from Kraetke Tool, 3030-2907. IT REMAINED for Tommy Do-razio, however, to hit a new low. He finished with a 125 game for 464 as Chene-Trombly was blanked by Gaskets, 2919-2728. Bill Mow-ery was high for the winners with 634. In other matches 7-11 downed Koepplinger twice, 2818-2712; Mineralites won two from Delux-weld, 2758-2642, and Coca-Cola dropped deeper into the cellar by losing three to Nye Furniture, 2739-2874. Ed Schemanske, bowling in the Twenty Grand House League, carried away top honors with a 715 series. He opened with a 233, followed with 279 and closed with 203. 1 8 Strikes in Roic Fail to Break 700 Joe Di Giovanni strung up 18 strikes In a row at Casino Recreation and didn't better 700. Bowling in a match game he opened with a 187 that included a string of five strikes at the finish. Then he went through his second game with every ball in the pocket for a .300. He opened the final game with another strike before the string ended. He wound up with 190 for a 677 series. Joe carries a 174 average and bowls on the Casino team. Denver Goes to Sun Boivl EL PASO, Tex. (JP) It will be Denver University vs. New Mexico University in the Sun Bowl Jan. 1. Denver's acceptance was announced by Dave Wyatt, graduate manager of athletics for the Colorado school, who told Sun Bowl officials the game "should be a natural." The Denver Pioneers, coached by C. W. Hubbard, bobbed up in the New Year's picture after capturing the Big Seven championship with a 14-8 Thanksgiving Day victory over Colorado University. Earlier their record was spotted by losses to Oklahoma A&M, Kansas and Colorado College. New Mexico has won ; five games, tied tone and lost one this season. 6 Wildcat Gridders in Line for Armv EVANSTON (P) Three freshmen on Northwestern's football squad have been ordered to report to their draft boards for Im mediate induction into military service. Three more are expected to be called at the end "of the current school term in December. Those facing immediate draft are Fullback Don Whan; Tackle Chuck Hagmann and Guard Paul Schuetz. Bronco Five Bows to Percy Jones KALAMAZOO (JP) A Percy Jones Convalescent Center quintet took a 66-50 basketball decision from Western Michigan College. Ray Johnson paced the Soldiers with eight baskets. Top scorer for Western was Erwin Fitzgerald, who accounted for nine points. -to 14 DETROIT FREE PRESS OF FANS AND FOULS Question about town concerns the offside penalty in Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game. Here was the situation: Michigan had the ball on Ohio's five-yard line. . The Bucks 3 were offside. The officials moved the ball to the one-yard stripe. r The phones have been ringing and the mailman has been dropping . letters on the desk, and they, all ask how come. "Shouldn't the ball have been placed on the 2V2-yard.line, half the distance to the goal?" The answer has to do with the difference between collegiate and professional rules. In collegiate football, If a foul is committed outside the 1-yard line (this one was), and the distance if enfortjed would carry the ball across the goal X line or inside the 1-yard line (this one would), the ball shall be down on the 1-yard line (it was). The pros, on the xther hand, rule that if a penalty would carry the ball more than half the distance to the goal line (this one would), the penalty should be half the distance from the spot of the infraction to the goal line. In this particular case, that would have been on the 2 2-yard stripe, except that collegians don't use the pros' rules. . . Collect those bets, fellahs! I Friedman Set to Tackle Auto Business OF FACES AROUND TOWN Benny Friedman, Michigan s All-America quarterback in '26, ing his formal discharge from the Navy. He wound up on the aircraft carrier Shangri-La in the Pacific, is now a partner in a motor sales company here. "Lots of salesmen, no cars," he" grins. . And then there's Lou Diamond with his pockets bulging with publicity about Sonja Henie who opens her show at Olympia Friday. "Best yet," he bubbles. "Costumes cost $350,000. Just a small item." The story of Sonja is a glittering one at that. She has appeared on 11 shows at Indianapolis, will come out 19 times here, 23 more in Chicago, 15 in New York and 21 on the West Coast. entourage will gross something Rangers Are Cinch r mwrN mrw mw mi t un xjiia avsu liiAL-latest guessing game nereaoouts i. which four teams will wind up the close of the hockey season. Consensus has Montreal, Detror. Eoston and Chicago in there with the Cup champs, Toronto, on the outside along with the Rangers. Nqw it looks as though the Rangers can make it. All they have to do is play the Wings every Sunday. , Despite the minor and major-league clambakes scheduled for the next two weeks in Columbus and- Chicago, baseball evidently is out of season. Officials of the dormant Michigan State League were to meet" here the other day to talk about reorganizing for next summer, but the session was canceled. Reason? Interested parties were deer hunting. Last week, the Lions were fighting for first place. Sunday, they'll be fighting Green Bay at Briggs Stadium for second. Maybe it's a good thing their pro season is ending. Wayne Boasts Usual Good Basketball Club BY BOB LATSHAW ' Coach Newman Ertell will have a good season with his 1945-40 edition of the Wayne basketball team. You can take that on the football coach. Jolly Joe isn't going out on the limb, for this will be the sixteenth varsity team that Ertell has coached since coming to Wayne in 1929 and only centages. Ertell will have several members of last year's' squad which finished the season tied for the top in the state's collegiate standings with 11 victories in 16 games. - THE VETERANS are headed by Avery Jackson, leading scorer last year, Abe Parness and Walter Szkarlat,- all six-footers. Ben Pitt- man, who played the first semester last year and made an Impressive I jsrS "-p, - leaving me T squaa, nas re- : turned. rru ; W mice members Of Wayne's football team have reported for basketball. Dei Terril, who played halfback for Gembis this fall, is only a LUL little fellow as trteu far as basketball players go, but his speed is expected to be put to good use in the fast-breaking system used by Ertel. END CHUCK KOUVELAS, a 'graduate of Kennedy Collegiate In Windsor, and HauoacK bob Siegfried are the other gridders trying for berths on the squad. Siegfried is having a little trouble concentrating on basketball, however, for his wife presented him with a seven-pound daughter Sunday. Jim Alexander, who played for three years at Southeastern, is one of two freshmen who have Impressed in early drills. The other Is Emil (Bones) Jones, lanky center from Uamtramck High School. Jones, however, will not be available for the entire season. He has passed his physical examination for the Army and has been notified that In 21 to 90 days he will be in the armed forces. ERTELL STILL has 25 men on the squad, one of Wayne's biggest. He will probably pare it down before Friday's opener with Western Ontario University. The Canadian quintet is coached by a former University of Detroit athlete, Johnny Metras. - 1 ospitaL Wednesday. November 28. 1945 As of TODAY Difference in Grid Rules Explains Buckeye Penalty - BY LYALL SMITH drops in to say hello while await FRIEDMAN "UK" . : V That's a total of 86 and on them, the Henie like $3,000,000! with Wings' Help . i i i in the Stanley Cup play-downs a word of Jolly Joe Gembis, Tartar two of his clubs have losing per 17 Beauties, Players Ready ior,ChinaBoid SHANGHAI (JP) Seventee- gorgeous gals from Russia. China, the United States and Canada en tered the Richsha Derby which will precede Saturday's Army- Navy China Bowl football game. . The girls paraded for. newspaper men while the unnamed and unsung coolies who will pull them from the waterfront to Canidrome Station sweated m n , . . &nanghai race course. The only "Stateside" representa tive is Ann Goodpasture, of Oklahoma City. She is a civilian technical representative attached to Army liaison. Lt. Gen. George Stratemeyer, commanding general of air forces in the China theater, is sponsoring Canadian WAC Cpl. Betty Shantz, or Vancouver, B. C. Birmingham Moves to Top With some heavy firing the standings in the Women's District Bowling League were given a shakeup at State Fair Recreation. Birmingham moved Into first place by taking three points from Lakelands, 2213-2038, as Mrs. W. F. B. Grant hit 494. Meadowbrook-r paced by Mrs. C. E. Strieker with 507, split the points with Detroit Golf Club, 2185-2218, to move into second position. The 500 series in Class A was produced by Mrs. R. B. Crawford, of Pine Lake. - Detroit Golf Club suffered its first defeat in Group B, when it dropped a single game to Bloom- field, 2118-2060. Mrs. J. W. Chivas, of DGC, was high with 460. RubvWins J Bert Ruby defeated Speed La Ranee in the feature bout on 'the Fairview Gardens wTestllng card. Eddie Lewis and Louis Klein drew; Buck Masters defeated Frank Manaici and Vic Costello won from Bob McNabb in other matches. '4

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