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San Mateo Times (Newspaper) - November 5, 1957, San Mateo, California SPORTS PARADE Mora! of Sport in Rome's Olympic Setting .By OSCAR FRALEY But then you look more closely at the bland face of the .rnoun- ROME such as Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra, an insisted vehemently today, are better known abroad and Actually arc finer good-will ambassadors than the- big wheels in rthe state department. You hear this same approach to the subject in baseball-happy And certainly, here in the jpaRhetti and vino capital of the world, you'd have to give an edge to such fine loca! handles as Di- and Berra. Vet. when you inspect the scenic Tiber valley where the O'ympic games are to be held in 19SO, you can't be blamed for scanning such statements with a slightly suspicious eye. This is not designed to provoke a debate as to whether the international games do anything to foster international good will. 'Nor is it meant to knock the slightly soggy slogan anent the friend- jhips formed on the field of friendly strife. But there must be moral of sorts somewhere in Rome's Olympic setting. Rising tall and green beyond the playing fields is a mountain i.'tfhich forms a breath-taking backdrop. It slopes upward with a soft gentleness, undulating and reaching toward the sky, and atop its lummit stands a commanding gold statue of Christ. It is a setting which, at first glance, gives the impression of a deep serenity. tain and only then do you realize the incongruous nature of some of the silent gallery which will be staring down' at -the games de- signed to promote a greater spirit of friendship "and understanding. On one knoll there is a building which'' houses war orphans. Topping one rising slope, white crosses .gleam in the sun light, shimmering symbols in a cemetery dedicated to a nation's war dead. Jutting out on one rise is a blank-faced building, its facade as. vacant as the kinds of those incarcerated on the inside. And on another of those commanding hills is a stately mansion which, though now a restaurant, still stands as .a testimonial to the fact that it once housed a dictators' mistress. Looking at these sores under the sad eyes of the statue at the crest, you remember that the Olympics sprang originally from a war. For they were designed by'the ancient Greeks in-tribute to" Pheidip- pides, who carried the news of Greek victory over the Persians.in the buttle of marathon all the way to dropped dead after the telling. So they started with a broken heart, fell apart as other wars intervened and finally were resumed again at Athens in 189fi. According to plan, they are held every four years, yet still other wars three times have halted them in the years since their modern inception. Rome is planning busily to make them a smashing success three years hence. Looking up at the mountain, you hope they do some good, and that the athletes will go home' and really spread the message printed so plainly on the backdrop. Times Sports Mateo Tuesday, Nov. Told You So' NORMAN, Okla., nation, but'this isn't satisfying is riding a 46-game football win- ning and is No. 2 in the STATISTICS SHOW Sooners 'Just Ain't1 What They Used to Be NEWVYORK OkJa It's difficult to shed a tear for a football team which has won 46 straight unbeaten in 63 straight conference battles and scored in. 122 straight outings. But figures released today by the National Collegiate Athletic bureau show that Oklahoma, just ain't what it used to be. For'ex- ample: Total cham- pion the last two seasons (481.7 yards per game, in ranks I1 Rams' Offense 'Broke Down', Says Gillman LOS ANGELES W) Sid Gill- man, the. Los Angeles Rams coach, says his offensive line a broke down altogether against the jiQhicago Bears, but he still thinks dub lias a chance in the Na- "'tfonal Football League race. Gillman told the Football Writ- ers Assn. yesterday: "Our offense was great against Detroit, but Sunday we couldn't break our way out of a paper bag." Asked why Billy. Wade is trapped more than Norman Van "Brocklin when he goes back to -pass. said: "Van is a master at slipping from tacklers. He has to be. 'He's not a good runner." i'..Don Liebendorfer, Stanford pub- 'licist, told the writers the Indians a good football team and Will make it interesting for South- ern California here' Saturday. Of quarterback Jack Douglas, sai.d: "At times this year he de- served to bo ranked with the best. We have a one-two punch .in the backfield in Chuck Shea and Al Harrington." Eight Points Liebendorfer pointed out that Stanford has lost five of its last 31 games by a total of only eight points. Coach Red UCL'A says he considers. Washington State's Bob Newman one of the nation's best collegiate passers. UCLA meets the Cougars Satur- day in Spokane. Sanders said the Cougar receivers also are good and that the Bruins face a really dangerous club that has the knack of pulling games out of the fire in the last period. .Don Clark, Southern California coach, wasn't present at the luncheon, as he was busy map- ping f defense for the Trojans the' Stanford air game. Backfield coach Al Davis said the Trojans were quite fortunate in beating Washington last week and that he hopes they play as well Saturday. S. S. F. Water Polo Team Beats S. M. South San Francisco High school's water polo team defeated San Mateo'High school, 6 to-5, yesterday. San Mateo won the frosh-soph game, 5 to 3. Don Crawford's four goals for San Mateo and Bill Drysdale's four for the Warriors led'scorers In the varsity game. Linescores: MATEO ........2 0 2 1_5 SOUTH S. F...........1 1 1 SAN MATEO.........1 SOUTH S. F...........0 Peninsula Drivers Set Speed Records Two Peninsula- drivers estab- lished new class records in the hot rod races at the. Litde Bon- neville dragstrip in San Jose over the week end. Ted Gotelli of San Bruno'set a mark in the BM class with a time of 113.06. and Bruce Lovaz- zant ot Daly City broke the class CSX record with a time of 89.SI. Jim Thomas of Woodside annexed the ESC class race in 101.01. Top eliminator was Jay Chealh- am of Sunnyvale. Maseratl race car. of American Harry Schell goes up In flames after crashing into wall during 600-mile grand prix of-Venezuela road at Caracas Sunday. Schell skidded into wall after he was hit by Sweden's Joakim Bonnier, who had a blowout on WiriDheln) e his his Maserati. Schell, who now lives in Paris, jumped before car burst into flames and suffered only slight injuries. Peter Collins of England Phil Hill of California, driving a Ferrari, won the race. TITLE DEFENSE CHICAGO iff) Lightweight champion Joe Brown agreed yes- terday to defend his crown against Joey Lopes, the No. 7 con- tender, at the December 4. Chicago stadium Cousin Bill Easy Winner At Albany Cousin Bill, owned by Mrs. Nat Goldstone of Beverly Hills, took the lead when starter Sid Swan- son said go, and never looked back in'scoring a two-and a half length victory over Poop-Deck in the featured Walnut Creek purse yesterday Gate Fields, Warsick Lad finished third in the field of eight three-year-olds for the six furlong sprint, three quarters of a length in back of Poop-Deck. Trainer Carl "Slim" 'Koles had Cousin Bill razor sharp for his first start winning an over- night handicap at .Del Mar on September 6 and jockey Maesc did the rest. The latter hustled the son Solidarity away from the gate in nigh and he just widened on his field to have four lengths 'enter- ing the stretch. He easily main- tained most of that margin at that wire. Time for six panels was a rapid and'Cousin Bill, well supported by the goodly Monday gathering re- turned to win. Kalph Neves was forced to take off all his mounts when he ap- peared to be coming down with the 'or Caucasian and Bud Giacomelli -and Dick Lirtberg benefited by his enforced withdrawal. GiacomclH replaced the Pepper- pot on the favored Dennis in the fifth and got the job done to the tune of a S4.50 mutuel. while Lid- berg substituted on Prince Bandit in the sixth. The latter outlasted Patrullero 2nd in the drive to re- turn Golden Gate Entries mllrs. S-reAr-clil. WEDNESDAY ind Time I'M P.M. furlonrl. 5-rear-oldj. J Clalmlnr. rune Jl'IM. CalUinn, Tonr'i Urnnett, Golden Miller. Drllllnc Ed, All Von Dom, Montana Red, Clneo Onlavoi entered for S4WHI. Blessed Imp xllO Drilling Ed Greejc Bossy CtUdlna AU Von Mrs. Mar 113 Toubolonte 118 Bella Tall Tor.y'a Bennett 115 Bamboullt Late Card 115 Montana Red Golden Miller 115 Able Bound 118 115 11! 115 1110 115 115 ClDCO ____ Free Brd 118 SECOND f> furlonn, Claim- I Of. run.f> Srloco, Ilelrn Kar, Chance HIth entered loi Setopo 1M Lftttuct Gem Rearmed Miss Dort sprtdy Bond xlD6 114 111 Helen Ran 109 Camp Zbc 114 chance. Hlsh 10? rallet. up. Clalmtnr. Cal-brrd. J'urse J-.HK10. All entered lor 116011. Xeno D'Arelio 112 Hilarious Boy X107 Primes T104 Wa-Nftlcha Royal Treasure Trallct i'ure Speed Water atone Vcerlta Khan 109 112 NUmald Victory 109 112 Misty Mountain lO ioft Amlno AvliR i 112 xii Drum 112 mile. ror.ic KOOO. Coif FlliM, Whiiicr K. entered Tor S'l.'OO. For Me 113 SI 112 Sea Metric 109 Cold FIlRht 108 HI Sullivan U3 Whizzer K. 112 Special Demand HoUvIlle Klnil 115 Roma inlteii. S-year-oldi up. Claltnlnr. Purje JtHOft, All entered I, Royal Pursuit 120 113 X107 Pair Allbhal Tell Me Tony Ode The largest boxing gate in Yan- kee Stadium history amounted to when Joe Louis and Billy Conn, fought for the heavy- weight title in 1946. Dldjono Ola Howdy Kewardlnic 112 I mile. PUT.-.C Doctor D. 112 Sister's Prince xllO Furyvan 112 Tony's Lemon 115 Double PedlicTee 1M Kyrat 112 Paper Plcfcrr 112 'Color Sand 112 Bar Pest 112 fi furlimiB. 3-ycar-oldK and up. Allnn-ances. Purse SHSOO. "Tlifi San ..Rafael." Heel Flume 113 Gesticulate? 113 HlRh Tor 113 Old Blarney 113 BUco Precious stone xlOS 122 Monroe Doc 119 Solly's Selections TUESDAY Marg, Blessed Imp, Drilling Ed Speedy Bond, Chance High Royal Treasure, Printcx Me, Roma, Hi Sullivan Royal Pursuit, Tell Me Tony Prince, Furyman, Tony's Lemon Blarney, Gci'ticulator, Monroe Doc Dancer, Can't Pass Me, Texas Ranger (Fourth) up. CUlm'inr. Pane 1210U. Golden Victory Kubr. Rlclit entered for OtHen IUOO. Nece Vivo 3tl09 Texu Ranger IU 1W Golden Bode I'll Sunday Silver Ox 2nd 120 Creole Dancer Sir Boss xliz Victory Ruby Can't Pass Me IU Right Brinht 112 Copper Stone 111 Brisk V Brljht IU 111 100 MOORE GOES SEATTLE' OP) Light-heavy- weight champion Archie Moore meets unranked Eddie Cotton of Seattle in a 10-round non-title match here Wednesday night. Baseball Veteran Gets Millers Job MINNEAPOLIS Bos< ton Red Sox Monday night ap- pointed' a 40-year baseball veteran to the' post of Minneapolis Miller general manager. Appointment of .Tommy Thomas. 58, was announced by Red Sox Farm Director John Murphy. Thomas is no stranger to the general manager- ranks, havinj served as both field and general manager of the Baltimore Orioles of the International League, from 1939 to 1949. Next to Michigan, Irish Top Foe on MSU Schedule EAST LANSING, Mich. UB-No- tre Dame, the school that gave Michigan State its first important assist into big money football, can only expect a hard time as thanks on Saturday. The Irish appearance here, a Midwestern classic in recent years, will be the first sellout in the new capacity Spartan stadium. In the last few the Spar- tans have beaten the 'ears .off the old buddies who .gave them the initial lift into national promi- nence. Michigan State is a slight favorite. The. MSU-Irish football series dates back to 1897 but was dis- continued after Notre Dame won a 48-0 shutout in 1941. Michigan State decided to gam- ble on getting into big league foot- ball when enrollment started 'boommg in the. years following World War II. A solid; gate attrac- tion was needed to justify enlarg- ing the stadium capacity from to Notre Dame signed for a long- time series, starting .in 1948 and the rise of the Spartans dates from that agreement. State later was accepted into the Western Conference, had several unbeaten seasons, topped the na- tional ratings and has continued enlarging its stadium. The Irish won the first two games of the modern series, in 1948 and 1949. But State has taken five but of the last six, including a 35-0 shutout in 1951 and. a 47-14 walloping last year. Golden Gate Results FIRST 6 MONDAY ana. 2-year-oldi. purse J2DOO. JOpSCkC Tcpsy, XllO FlUrholm 6.70 4.90 El Draco. 115. "W Skust? 3.80 and Honny. 115 G. FedersOn 380 Also Love Bird. Silver Cup. Tom's Future. Lydla B-. Alo van Dom, shamroz. Mystery World, Swecs Trip. Scratched River Sand. (t furlencf. Tears and up, Claiming nurse 52000. Cursory, 115 5.1D 3.70 3.30 iM. Petersonl Pence Comet. 1J3 3.40 'J, Cbntarlnl) Pnt Sawycv. 122, M. Paultner 8.50 Also .run Pappy Time, Hooplty Larrup. Mr. Swing Toward Possession Football Continues NEW YORK year toward possession football is continuing, a check by the Na- tional Collegiate Athletic Assn. service bureau showed today. Scoring, -grounc gaining and forward passing are down to the smallest figures in years while the high percentage of running plays reached last has been main- tained. More field goals than usual are being attempted and made. The service bureau, concerned primarily with statistics, doesn't try to explain the figures. But most coaches point to the popu- of the T formation and swing last i various ''variations which are bet- tcr suited to running than passing. Running was the principal ground-gainer under the old single wing style, though a tailback who could pass was considered very useful as a threat or when the runners couldn't move'. NCAA, records for major col-, leges show that the scoring aver- age, is under 32 game, for .both the-first time sines 1943. During the first half of the 1957 season, major teams averaged only 31.5 points a game; as compared to a 33.3 point aver- age during 1956. An interesting sidelight in this respect is that the Far West, which led all sections in scoring last year with an average ot nearly 40 points per game, is at the bottom of the list now at 28.3 points. Tlie Big Ten. area, next- to-last in .1936, is on top with a 3G point average. The drop'-'ia yardage gained per game isnt- so' pronounced but the total figures are yards for .two teams, on the average as compared to last season's 558 yards. Pass. attempts have' dropped below 28 per game for'the third time in average 20 years, although .the down 59 28.2 last year. The first half 'figure is Only in 1939 and. 1952 was the average for a season less than 28. Over a period of 'many years, the total number of running plays per game averaged about 90. Last 'season the average increased to 'S8.2 .and that figure :has' been maintained so far this year. In 1952 there was a-sudden up: surge in field goals and major col- lege teams booted 82. The aver- age has been less than 60 for 12 years; So far this year 32 have been made. zoolyi, Miracle Girl, AJfljig, Knight, Nor- cotilvn. Direct Current. Dully Topsy to Curs- ory paid J47.30. 2-year-nliln. Cali- fornia, bred. Claiming purie Pollined Kamc. 118 21.20 (P. Morenoj Blue Sunset. US, R. YorJc 3.90 3.50 Convertible. 115, M-. Volzk. Time 1.11. Also ran Toubolonte, Small '.V Bit. Jr., Wirrol. Pooer picker. furloncf. S-jeir-olds. Clalin- Jnr Dune JiV'lKl. Naufbly Ike, 113 13.5D 5.80 3.80 (K. York) Klnc Pi'., 110, Pul'.flO 3.50 2.60 Bourbon Belle, ion, skuRe <.30 Also Roy, Rip Turf. Moonhawk, "Wise Heels, flirloilfrs. and up. Cteimlnc. Tune SHOO. Dennis. 113. GlacOTnelll 4.50 3.20 2.TO Little llusb, 114. P. Moreno fi.90 6.20 Hobcaw Sftfe, 114; Peterson. 6.40 Also rtn Vunderbar, .WaltlriR Game, Ze PlDDln, fitur Port. So scratches. mile. 3-year-olds ID. Op- tional elalmlni. Purae 12100. Prlnco Bandit, 113, 11.60 7-20 (Lldben) Pfttrullero 2nd, P. Mreno. 10.60 Euxlne, Falrholm 3.50 Also Ed- die Read. Llano. No scratches. InrlOTifS. .l-rear-oldi. Al- lowances. Pprse SJWKMt. Cousin lam. 119, Maese 8.40 '4.70 3.40 X114. Fntrholm 3.80 2.00 Warslct Lad. 122. H. .Moreno 3.80 Also Tros- i ty News, Traveling Man. Ko Bumps. No neratctes. mild. and up. CUImlnr. Fune ISOOo, Waltz Lark, 112, 39.4O 12.00 8.40 CitcWe's Last, 113.' York. 3.40 Cinder Bor. 113, Domlngnez 4JH) Also Not Bet, NliHt Street. Celebratrf, Ctbeao, Pteco- clout, Coutc, Ctronr Advance, Sir Barrister, Picnicker, No iciatcnei. A only thirteenth this season with a 344.0 average. That's almost 100 yards leading average 433.7 by Arizona (Tcmpe) State. Scoring Oklahoma, the leader here for.-two years (46.S points per game in is tied for ninth with leads per game, here, -too, Arizona State with 35.5. If it's consolation, Okla- homa is getting off. its plays faster han any other, team, averaging 77 rushes and passes per game. But the yards and points are harder to come by this year. leads in rushing of- fense (333.9 yards per game) for the second straight week and Utah has the .best passing' record (185.4 yards per game) for the fourth straight week. Since Army is second in throe offense, rush- ing and Army-Utah game this week should be a wide- open, display of how to move a football. Utah enjoys a special distinc- tion by .completing 96 of1-151 passes for a 63.6 per cent average. Only twice in history has a major team thrown at least 100 passes and completed at least cent during one season. Alabama, led by Harry Gilmcr, completed 60.7 per cent in 1945 and Cali- fornia, with Paul Larson throw- ing, completed 61 per cent in 1954. 1. Arlsona. Army Navy Colorado lotfa Mlchlzan Rice Princeton Ohio State Rashlnl MlsslsslDpi ___ Arizona State Princeton Oklahoma Miami (Fla.) Duke West Virtinla Plays Yards 2802 .430 .503 .512 4tt .402 2751 2749 2287 2154 2259 2200 2143 AVI. 333.0 392.7 377.3 .375.5 3S7.7 Otfense Plays yards Avr. 2337 333.S 1K48 354 429 .380 .407 .325 .403 .351 .448 .389 2153 1B13- 17H 1705 1658 IBM 1852 308.0 307.5 303.0 277.2 264.3 Piuilna- Offenftr Alt. Cmc. Yds. Avg. TDs Utah .......lil St. ..174 Darton ___178 -vivy .......157 Hardln-Bms. 136 Artiona St. 101 Holr Cross 96 1298 85 1233 81 .1156 79 1089 77 901 M 888 738 856 844 Dralto ......no 53 1 Arizona State..... Army Ohio State ..............IBS 18574 165.1 1MJ 148.0 147.fi 146.2 142.7 140.7 Pts. .213 Mississippi 169 Bostc-a T7. ..............162 10 12 5 10 9 7 7 7 1 10 Avz. 25.5 32.0 31.5 30.! 28.1 17.0 27.0 27.0 some Sooner followers. Fair-weather spectators are un- happy because Oklahoma isn't piling up 5 and 6 touchdown-mar- gins. The situation was brought into focus Saturday as the a 5-touchdown favorite, had a hard time beating weak. Kansas State 13-0. A 14-13 victory over Colorado in another .Big Eight Conference game didn't set well with some. It's a perfect situation for Soon- er Coach Bud Wilkinson, who has a reputation for.being pessimistic about each 'upcoming game, to say "I told you so." Wilkinson today just pointed out what he had said all season, that he'didn't have a superman team and bis squad is playing at the peak of its capabilities in .each game. "I feel it's not in the' cards for us to keep said 'the graying Wilkinson, 4r, in forecast- ing Oklahoma's string would come to an end against Missouri at Co- lumbia Saturday. "We'll be trying as hard as we can to win. But we have just.an ordinary squad on offense." He's happy with the Oklahoma which has stopped, all touchdown bids on the ground. "I think we have improved and I'm very well pleased with the way played. But we're, go- ing to have to move the consistently and improve our kicking." Then Wilkinson added: "Even if we lose the next three out of our four games the rest of this season, I'd say we-had done real well." Saltwell Joins Cubs as GM CHICAGO Uri Eldred Saltwell, former concessions manager of the Los Angeles dub in the Pa- cific Coast League, was named general manager today of the Chicago Cubs' affiliate at Fort Worth. Saltwell, before going to Los Angeles last season, was president of the Des Moines dub in the Cubs farm system. Saltwell replaces Spencer Har- ris at Fort Worth. Harris resigned Break in PGC Hassle Seen LOS ANGELES A pos-' sibl-e break in.the two-year.hassle in the Pacific Coast Conference was seen today' in the calling of a 'Special meeting of heads of the nine schools by California'.Presi- dent Robert Gordon Sproul. The Los Angeles Times reported that Sproul has asked presidents and chancellors io meet with him Sunday, presumably in San Fran- Cisco. UCLA Chancellor Ray Allen acknowledged to the Times that such a meeting "had been called1 but said "the man to talk to is Dr. Sproul." Debate recently has centered around .the. decision of UCLA1 to refuse1 to1 participate in'the round robin football schedule with North- west PCC members.1 Under.: the rules this could mean UCLA'would face expulsion. Berkeley's Chancellor Clark Kerr, who next year succeeds Sproul of the sity, ._ said ,last week under., oath that'if'UCLA were expelled the committed to walk out with the .Bruins. One possibility raised was that Idaho might be asked Simday to drop from the conference, there- by taking, away .the power of the vote-heavy -Northwest -to dictate PCC Macias, Kalimi Mix Tomorrow ANAHEI'M main pres- sure, on Raul (Raton) Macias is the fear he'might1 let his countrymen down when he fights Alphonse Halimi of France for the bantamweight champion- ship. The co-claimants of the title meet at Los Angeles' Wrigley field tomorrow night in a ID- round bout that will be televised nationally via ABC, with a 300- mile radius from Los Angeles blacked out. to rejoin the Dodgers organization. bout tonight. FIGHT TONIGHT DENVER (IP) Bushy-haired Joey Giardello, a boxing veteran from Philadelphia, .is a 3-1 fa- vorite to defeat Wiif a youngster from Canada, in .their scheduled 10-round middleweight WHEEL BALANCING and ALIGNMENT Open Evenings Till 12 and Vibration and Tin Recapping FUNKE ROGHA 885 San Mateo Drive Dl 4-7646 MORE FANTASTIC PRICES! ANOTHER FACTORY SHIPMENT OF Dayton Premium Black Tubeless While They Last SALE 670-15 710-15 760-15 800-16 Average Coif 34.00 37.25 41.25 SALE 19.66 21.66 23.66 2-Yr. Written Road. 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