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Hammond Times (Newspaper) - October 20, 1942, Hammond, Indiana SHORTS THE HAMMOND TIMES SPORTS Second Section HAMMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1942 PageNme Undefeated Oilers, Senators Tangle Friday Campfire Corner Bf JACK WELCH HOW NOT TO BAG DUCKS WASHINGTON TO BE FAVORED IN PREPJEADLINER Clark Opens Scrap for City football Title Against Hammond High GAMES THIS WEEK Wednesday Lowell at Crown Point. Plymouth at Griffith. Thursday Tolleston at Lew Wallace. Friday Clark at Hammond High. Washington at Whiting. Hammond Tech at Roosevelt. Fractional at Bloom. Michigan City St. Mary ut Catholic Central <2 p. m.) Froebel at Horace Mann. Saturday Rockford at Emerson. Strike Up the Bond, Boys, For These Majorettes (Courtesy Illinois Conservation) Hunters five 'lif-nisehes a break hero Jim Smith hadn't planned a 1 approach closer than some 60 yards duck hunting trip. He just de- cided the night before that he'd out and try his luck around mine potholes and small lakes not 'MI from home. His preparations consisted in checking the gas tank, affixing a duck stamp to his license and throwing his gun and some ihells in the back seat. He reached the first of th- pot- holes about the time his sunrise told him shooting was legal, [t was mid-week, and there were 10 other hunters in the immediate vicinity of his first stopping rhere weren't any ducks, either, in the pothole or in the air. Maish ivren? chirped sleepily in the rushes; a few awakening red- rvings chortled a greeting to a (ray dawn. Otherwise, silence. No quack- of Distant ducks or throaty nals of unseen honkers. Sloshi- ng along toward the brink of the plough, Jim found the water higher nan it had been in previous years ow grasslands were inundated, nd the heavy growth of vegeta- that had marked the rim of pen water in previous seasons was to the old shore line. He made con- siderable noise despite his carefully slow progress, and that water was cold! Again a shtheiing of wings, and from all along the out-of-range fringe of reeds again skittered and flew half a hundred ducks. Desper- ate now, Jim took aim at the near- est of a close-in trio and let fly. One dropped, apparently hit on a wingtip by a No. 6 shot. Anyway, it couldn't swim, but it could fly, and proceeded to do Three more shots only speeded the bird along. Jim decided there was little! chance of any more shooting that morn- ing, so he hied himself back to his car, and homeward. No Mistakes Jim's mistakes' He made no Whiting and Washington those hardy football perennials who at- I tracted the Calumet district's all- i time record crowd of more than' 7.000 fans at Roosevelt field in 1938, meet again Friday night under similar conditions. This pear, as in 1938, neither team has lost a game and leader- ship of the Western .division is at i stake. The big differences however, are that this year's game is scheduled for Whiting High field, long known as the region's finest, and the winner will become a tavonte to take the championship. Back m 1938, Washington spent itself in a 13-0 victory over favored Whiting and was battered later in the same week by Emerson's Kuzma, Johnson and company who went on to win division (ind con- ference titles. Emerson can haidly duplicate this year because the Norse have been brushed aside, 20-10, by Wash- ington and would have to capi- tiihze on a long sequence of strange happenings to win the 1942 crown. Washington's triumph over Em- erson, followed by workmanlike victories over previously unbeaten Football Briefs (By International News Service) CAMPAIGN, El. Secret prac- tice for the remainder of the week was ordered today by Coach Ray Eliot as Illinois opened Its cam- paign against Notre Dame. Left Guard 3ob Wilson, injured in the Iowa game, returned to the mini campus from the hosoital at Iowa City, but is not expected to be ready Saturday. WRIGHT SIGNALS N.D.BOUNCEBACK By TOMMY DBYINB Itaff Correspondent) resurgence of Presenting the champion drum majorettes in the Rockies The gals are members of the Utah State Agricultural college at Logan, Utah. If you're in- uried knee deep, "Well, no use hanging around Jim finally decided, "might's veil try the next place." Repetition His subsequent experience was repetition of the first, except] .hat upon his return to his car a rather irate farmer wanted to mow what he meant by parking n the yard without asking per- mission to hunt on the place. Rub- ier shortages and car restrictions wing what they are, Jim had left lis auto in the yard rather than having the machine stolen, hough there hadn't been anyone in light when he anived to grant the privilege. The farmer was placated lasily enough, but his comment hat he hadn't seen a wild duck lor I month wasn't encouraging. Jim proceeded to a large, shal- ow lake some miles to the south, where he'd bagged some green- leads one lucky day a couple of reasons back. However, he recalled regretfully, he'd had a boat along :hen. By the time he reached his iestination the sun had broken through its gray shroud and was beaming benignly on a sizable ex- panse of open water from which 111 cover he.d been drowned out. Jim slogged along the far side fence, partially concealed the lake by shrubs from which the leaves had not yet fallen, fence was perhaps GO yards the new shore established by he high water. Silence Broken Then the silence and placid adequate preparations didn't know exactly where he was going or what he'd do when he arrived. He had no boat, and no dog to retrieve any ducks he might shoot over open water. He reached the scene of action too late m the day and he hadn't contacted the farmers in the vicinity before going on their premises. He hadn't taken the Clark and a highly keyed, if im- potent, Hammond High team have made the Senators slight favorites m the big game Friday nigh' in Whiting. The Oilers of 1042, in coriti si to earlier green and white combina- ,tions, have come up the hard way. Thev scrambled for victories over Tilden Tech, Bloom and Horace unusually high water into con- Mann capitalized on Lew Wal- sideration. Almost any kind of field lace mistakes to olast the Hornets, glasses or a spyglass would have 18-0. enabled him to identify the ducks, he was stalking. Had he ap- proached the lake more quietly he differs trom its predecessors their las' start two weeks coach Pete Kovachic's team also might have gotten a shot at one 01 :wo of the birds that rose the first ;imp. He had no business shooting when the ducks were out of range, even under stress of excitement, leaving a cripple that probably fell prey to a predatory hawk or mink. He had no decoys, which he might have set in some suitable pond hole, and no duck call. coached by Ray Gallivan in that it leans mere to brilliance than individual heroics. The starting eleven is lighter than any Whiting team in more than 12 years anil isn't particularly fast. Squad spirit is excellent, however, and each vic- tory has produced a bit moie hubtle and aggressiveness. Foimer Whitmi; players and The whole jaunt was illplanned I many longtime Oiler fans refuse and poorly executed. Did Jim (that j to get too excited about the cham- wasn't his name of course! learn a j pjonship o 1 the lesson? Nope, if he's around next fall he'll probably repeat the per- formance, with slight variations, all over again. BIVINS BATTLES PASTOR TONIGHT Kovachic ensemble. They won't be surprised, however, at anything the team does even against a terested in their names, here they are: From the left, June Gait, Helen Crosbie, Phyllis Thompson, Irene Alkema arid Thelma Richardson. JOCKEYS BANNED FOR 'COLLUSION' NEW YORK (INS) Today's Sport Parade By JACK CUDDY (United Press Staff Correspondent) NEW YORK Our concept of a igeinents finally were compl L u. Donelli explained at yesterday's luncheon of the New Yolk football writers. "We left Pittsburgh at a. m, Thursday IOWA CITY, la. The Iowa Hawkeyes" prospects against Indiana received a jolt today with the report that End Bill Burkftt, one of the three regulara injured in the Illinois game, may not be ready Satur- day. The other two injured regulars, Bill Parker, end, and Bruno Niedziels, tackle, am ex- pected to get back into action. The Hawkeyes will stress study on their pass defense, which lapsed against Illinois. BLOOMINGTON Ted Hasapes, Indiana's left end, was shelved in definitely today because of inju- ries, and two sophomores, Full- back Bob Dean and Right (United Press Si Notre Dame to a place among the midwest's football elite today was attributed largely to the play of a youngster who couldn't win his monogram as a Harry Wright Linemen usually are obscured by the brilliance of backfield men, but not Wright. The six-foot, JSO- pound gridder from Hempntead, N. V., had to click in the clutch before the Irish began to roll in the fashion expected of them in pre- season ratings. Notre Dame was tied by Wiscon- sin and beaten by Georgia Tech in its first two starts. Then Wright was given the signal-calling duties and the field direction. He deliv- ered in a big way as the Irish downed Stanford 27 to 0 and trampled the previously unbeaten Iowa Naval Cadets 28 to 0. Sat- irday Wright attempts to continue his magic touch as Notre Dame meets Illinois in the out- standing game. As a sophomore Wright played fullback, but didn't sec enough service to win a letter. As a junior he was switched to quarterback and split the assignment with Bob Hargrave as Notre Dame went through its arduous nine gome schedule unbeaten. Piloting a team through a season unmarred by defeat was proof of Wright's tactical talents, but it didn't win him permanency of position. Head Coach Frank Leahy saw greater need for Harry else- where and this season he was switched to 0Tiard. Although the position was strange to him Wright was a cap- able performer in the Irish's first two starts, but the team didn't click. Then he was given the added burden of calling signals m an effort to restore the efficiency of Notre Dame's offense. The records of the last two games speak for themselves as to Harry's ability to call the proper play at the proper time. Wright is a gambler on the foot- ball field. He scorns orthodox methods in favor of the surprise Lou Gambino were being groomed i element. Against the Iowa Cadets for his berth as the Hoosiers be- j ne had the experienced Scahawk y for collusion in running of the fifth race this date and Meade's mount, Imperatrice, disqualified. The extent of the suspension will be determined later J. Westrone is fined for striking .Tockpy Lindberg with j his whip during the running of the some race" Westrope's mount, Spiral Pars was tne of a foul, it was claimed. Jjindberg was aboard Elimar, Meade up on Impera- ti ICP. Zaca osa. the winner, was not affected bv the rough riding or the official ruling. officials phoned Donelli, inviting the Dukes to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Donelli and the Duquesne officials ac- cepted. Washington team that has gained steadily on the ground against all opposition. They realue that Washington's fullback, Art Mura- kowski, offers a real test lor the less rugged Whiting foiward wall but there is no tendency to concede anything. Hammond's city title race oppns Friday night on Hammond High field with the Wildcats underdogb j for the f irbt time in a game with A George Rogers Clark. The Pioneers urface of the lake alike were Iken abruptly by a skittering of whole lot of wings, thai opelled perhaps half a hunil.-ed lirds farther into the open ste. Jim speculated, as he through the bushes. Btul he immediately saw they weren'l They were some sort ol Tay ducks, and while a few settlec own, only to swim farther out 01 unchot, others took wicg and in the same direction. Jim ollowed the lake's rim, cautiously silently now, nothing that he ouldn't get within 40 yards of the MI because of the two or tie feirt of water that partially ubmerged the shore rashes. Ap- iching as closely as possible, at expense of a partial soaking, iieated himself on an upturned loft by some previous hunter, hidden by bushes and composed himself to await oc- lopments. There weren't any. The ducks were nonchalantly lazing about some 200 yards offshore; no ones were flying In to join hem. After a lime Jim noted that bigger part of the raft was king slowly landward. He them for more than an until they vanished behind nptfar-distant point Finally, "ng low as possible, he in a wide semicircle around i projection of reeds that hid the from view, and again peered No ducks In sight "They certainly swam this way, I ought to be pretty close to Jim meditated. But splash almost waiit-deep into the of rushes, trying to find i footing on tussocks that sank irljr underfoot, he was unable to IN FW SPA PERI though he had him on the floor twice, Negro Jimmy Bivins will take another crack at the durable New Yorker tonight in a 190-round -scrap at Cleveland area. The improved Cleveland batt'er a terrif_ic_ batOe with Washing- tied Roosevelt and lost only 12-6 ton. Roosevelt trimmed the Wild- cats 13-7 and Washington did it SAYS BASEBALL MUST BE RETAINED IN WAR The future of baseball depends on the youths of America, said E. R. Reilly, formpr Cleveland Base- ball scout, iii addressing 100 players of the Calumet Industrial league at their annual banquet last night in Peter Levent's restaurant. "Baseball is a Reilly declared, "but it must be played by 'he younger players to make the game more fascinating. The hustle and speed of (he St. Louis Carumals in winning the world's cTiampion- ship this year proved this fact." Rei'ly predicted Hint baseball will SPORT CHUKKERS By H. C. WARREN (INS Sports Writer) College football, which has already encountered more upsets in 1942 than has been seen m two average seasons, is due for sev- eral more upsets before the year is over. If you want the views of Kenneth (Tug) Wilson, athletic di- rector of Northwestern, and Jim Kelly, on the coaching staff at Minnesota. 21-6 but many Hammond Hifh continue uninterrupted during, the fans insist the Purple will not sur- render to Clark. Roosevelt, still vpry much in the is liked by many to decision the championship race, encounters a ex-collegian, who is eight years revived Hammond Tech club older than 20-year-old Bivins, but seven or eight pounds heavier Pastor will climb through the ropes weighing 184 pounds, while Jimmy will scale about 178. will do well to hold the Rough day on the Roosevelt field. Tech Rider margin to two touchdowns, Thornton annual battle with Chicago Heights Bloom Matchmaker Larry Atkins looked on the latter's field highlights do- for a crowd of to pay about j mss in the South Suburban league i race. FAIR OR FOUL By LAWTON CARVER ___ International News Service Sports Editor NEW YORK Normally Beau Jack wouldn't get his name in the big lights on the Madison Square Garden marquee as quickly as he has except in these days fighters are so scarce. And he might not get much beyond that one flash in the neons now when competi- tion is as scarce as big paydays along Jacobs beach. However, there he is in the big he will be for the Nov. 13 regardless of what he might have done under sterner conditions or how far In. will travel along the pugilistic glory road he has come a long way from the locker room vat the Augusta National Golf club down in his native Georgia. The chunky little Negro, who is I--------------------------------------------- backed by a. syndicate ri-.Oedly box at New Orleans to reach tne rolling in the championship, of Ken Overlin leav- war, declaring that the game will provide sports fans of the nation leisure activities while other events are suspended for the duration. Don Yohe, rranager of the Inland Steel team that won the league title Ibis year, was presented With the championship trophy by Leonard M. Tree, president of the league The Standard Oil playoff cham- pionship trophy was given to Man- agers Bryce Voight and George I Shabi by Rudolph Jarabak, recrea- tional director at East Chicago Andy Shabi of Standard Oil, bat- ting champion this season, received a baseball bat from A. P. Davis, vice president and treasurer of the league. John major league baseball star, and Jack Hubbard, East Chicago youth wno made good in the movies, were among those present. A program of entertain- ment followed the presentation of awards to winning teams. Augusta fought his way around the east each year taking on all corners, whipping most of them and generally putting on a good show and on Nov. 13 will meet Allie Stolz, who not so long ago misaed winning the light- weight title and who will get an- other crack at is he can get bast Beau Jack. This is another one of the pugil- istic sagas along the broad general lines the one that shows Tony Canijceri coming off a shoe shine ing the navy behind to win a title, dozens of others who have turned from one trade or job or chore to hit the jackpot in boxing's big time. To make his story parallel Beau Jack will have to get a little farther along. Otherwise he is just another "good boy" who laid' aside his whisk broom, shine cloth and bottle opener and put on boxing gloves for a livelihood in surroundings so different from the friendliness of that Augusta locker room. and Virginia Wf- wer scheduled to arrive in Washington al 7 35 tint night, but didn't get thilu until 10-4fi We didn't get oul of Wash- ington until (1 o clock the next night, Fritlay. Meanwhile they kepi telling us every quarter hour that we woud be leaving within the next 15 minutes. So nobody got any sleeix At Quantico, Va, we wei e stalled fiom 7 to 11 o'clock and the boys finally went to their beiths without dinnei. At last we got to Raleigh, N. C, at a Sat- gan preparatlo iw for the homedoni ing clash with "owa. 3IADISON, Vis. The prc ft- sure of war p a considerable proltld the Wisconsin BadKev-. they prepared foi the Purdue game. Because must leave far tytayi-l' in Thursday, Coach Hars-y -1- rtrcber ordered Mi.f workn> for the few days of praot With Fat Hardpi- and iirst replacement, Bob Ray, on the bench with injuries. Len Calli- garo was in the fallback spot. LAFAYEri A: Drill on loth urday, and at Chapel about The boys ate, and everybody was ready for a nap. But they didn't get their nap until they wer? on the field during the game's second half, when the whole Duquesne' learn seemed to go to sleep." Because the game had been ar- ranged at the last minute, neither team had been able to scout the j other. Accordingly, spent j the first half of the contest analyz- offensive t id i e charge by the Purdue line foi ibe week was ordei ed by Coach jElnu' Surnham today as thp Boilermakers nreparad for the homecoming stsrd against undefeated Wisconsin. -_ 1K11L VJi Lilt allAIJA- Wilson and Kelly, along with Bob jng Tar Hee, forraationg and de. Zuppke, coach emeritus at Illinois, I vlsing methods combatting them George Halas, owner-coach of the j And his were doing thp Chicago Bears, and Lt. Benny I thing Duquttme was Ipading Friedman, assistant coach at Cjreat f. Friedman, assistant coach Lakes, were speakers at the Mon- day Quarterback club luncheon conducted by the Chicago Herald- American. Wilson who has seen ern beat Texas and lose to the Towa Seahawks, Purdue and Michigan, says that Ohio State, hail' d as thp No. 1 college team of the will lose to Northwestern next Saf- urday. Kelly declared that Minne- at the end of the -fial "Then it was up to me and the boys to pool ou- information in the dressing room and map a campaign for tlie second Donelli said "I did the best I could, but I guess I didn't do as good a job between halves as Jim Tatum of Carolina, who 11 a very fine conch. I dont know whether it was iny conversa- tion the relaxation between halves, but when my boys got out UlUnJI. AVCI1J wv-mlil.-.., j.. I T i n sota which hasn't been oeaten by the- e on the field they seemed to Michigan in 10 years, will still be be half asleep. And you know the undefeated by the Wolverines after next Saturday's meeting between the two teams Both Wilson and Kelly based their prediction on the fact that 1942 is still a year of upsets. "We got beat, but I'll tell you this, I never enjoyed a football game as much ir ;ny life And the hoys said the same thing after the first half. Because it was catch- as-catch battle of brains If ZuppK? has any desires along 1 far different from playing with the idea of forgetting football, they plans already made. The kids were will never be realized. If he votes j out there on their own. The boys against taking an active role in j on both teams had to b-' doubly football again, he will continue col alert or. every play. For a while, be in command as a speaker where- every 'ad was his own field gen- ever football is thet main topic of eral. Football played that way is tops. It really gives the game to the tosses it right into convocation. Professional football, as It is their laps. ROBINSON RUNS MS WIN STREAK TO 37 PHILADELPHIA The professional winning streak of Rny Robinson, uncrowned king of the welterweights, stood at 37 straight today following an ea-sy, 10-round decision over Izzy Jannazzo of New York. N1HSC STANDINGS WESTERN DIVISION W. Washington-EC 3 Whiting 2 Roosevelt-EC 2 Emerson 3 Lew Wallace 2 Froebel 1 Hammond Tech 1 Ham'd Clark 0 Tolleston 0 Horace Mann.. 0 T. Pts. OP. Hammond 0 53 26 38 80 40 31 28 32 7 6 13 31 known today, was born in 1917 on' "That's why I'm convinced it the campus of the University of would be a great thing for football Illinois. Halas gives credit for the it scouting could be abolished for GAMES THIS WEEK Thursday Night Lew Wallace vs. Tolleston, Glea- son field. Friday Night Froebel vs. Horace Mann, Glea- soi' field. Washington at Whiting. Hammond Tech at Roosevelt. Hammond Clark at Hammond. Saturday Night Rockford, 111. vs. Emerson, Glea- son field. Beau Jack, according to repor's, has signed away practically all his end of the purse to Stolz for the opportunity to meet the No. 1 light- weight contender. He might, if this arrangement prevails, wind-up ow- ing money besides taking a beating. He is confident though and so is Chick Wergc'les, his manager, Who is a manager of the old school with unlimited confidence in the amount of whipping his boy can take. Wer- geles also is a manager of the new school, if any, in that he is willling to lose money to prove that Beau Jack is the No. 1 man. If Beau Jack stands up and wins, the Dig paydays must and will fid- low, not overlooking an eventual title tussle with Sammy Angott lor birth of the progame to a remark made by is too bad that a lot of my players, who are just learning to be experts in fbe game, have to quit after three years the duration, at least. It would ado zest to the game and at the same time save money for the colleges. I'm sure that if scouting were abol- ished for the duration, it would in college Halas, who played f o jt-1 prove so popular every where that ball under Zuppke at Elinois, took; the change would be permanent." a cue from that remark and de- j veloped the best money-making prc> fessional football team in America. Zuppke insists that the T forma- tion was developed at Illinois by Halas and salutes the owner-coach of the Bears as "the No. 1 citizen of U. S. football." Who was the greater football player Red Grange, the "galloping ghost of Illi- or George cAfee, speed merchant of last champion- siip Bear Zuppke was asked that question and he voted In his coming fight with Stolz, shots. the 335-pound crown and other such I for Grange, "who could do every- t pass, kick and block." AILING BOILERMAKERS CATCH STIFF DRILLS LAFAYETTE, tered but undaunted, Purdue's Boilermakers went through stiff drills yesterday in preparation for their homecoming game Saturday against the undefeated and con- ference-leading Wisconsin Badg- ers. Coach Elmer Burnham concen- trated the attention of.his charges on signal and running drills. EASTERN DIVISION We Washington-SB 3 Riley-SB 3 Mishawaka----4 Central-SB 2 Elkhait T. Pta. OP. 76 68 65 39 33 20 19 26 12 26 Michigan City. 1 LaPorte 1 Adams-SB 1 North Side-FW 0 Goshen .0 GAMES THIS WEEK Friday Night LaPorte at Washington. Adams it Hobart, Elkhart at Michigan City. Garrett at Goshen. Saturday Evansville Bosae at Riley. RESULTS LAST WEEK Washington 32, Riley 6. Central 26, Michigan City 7. LaPorte 12, Goshen Mishawaka 8, Elkfcart 7. Adams 0, fcorth Side 0 linemen baffled constantly by the manner in which he mixed hit, choice of plays. While it was feared that Wright would be handicapped to some ex- tent in calling plays by his inability to spot the defensive alignment irom his position, it hasn't turned out that way. From his place "up iront" he's been quick to note v iaknesscs and take advantage of them Wright is bigger than the "watch charm" guards that the late Knute Rockne favored, but he has one asset that they always speed. Hairy can pull out of a line to lead a play as well as any performer in the midwest. In the game against Illinois Wright will face another guard who has proved a great opportunist Agase. Agase scored two touchdowns as Illinois beat Minne- sota and blocked a kick to set up a score in the triumph over Iowa. Other midwest games Saturday pi'. Ohio State against Northwest- err, low-, against Indiana, Mich- igan against Minnesota, Wisconsin against Purdue, and Great Lakes again-it Michigan State. The Iowa Cadets are idle this week. Their contest with St. Mary's pre-flight school was cancelled because of transportation difficulties. "Greatest Says McKeever SOUTH Notre Dame football stock hit mythical heights yesterday with the an- nouncement by Trainer Eugene (Serapiron) Young that Dippy Evans, senior left halfback who has been benched this season be- cause of injuries suffered in early scrimmages, has a possibility of playing Saturday against Illinois. The have been riding high since last week-end's victory over Bernie Bierman's Iowa Seahawks. In fact. Acting Head Coach Ed McKeever had noching but praise for his squad. He said: "Saturday Notre Dame was the greatest team I ever saw in action. The only way we can lose is through over-confidence." McKeever described the Illini eleven as "big, fast and aggressive and wilt be on the tilcrt to take full advantage of any and all Irish mistakes." Evans, key man in train- ing when Frank at Mayo's clinic at Rochester, Minn, to the T-formation, has not seen action because of .a leg injury. Young said three other regulars, Wally Ziemba, center; Tom Miller, left halfback, end Jim Mello, fullback, injured two weeks ago, were "fully DROP SCHOOL FROM INDIANA PREP LOOP AURORA, Baiket- baU games played this season will count in conference standing for teams playing Milan high school hen, but not for Milan, duo to their infraction of southeastern Indiana conference regulations. Milan was dropped from the con- ference after a meeting with offi- last night Milan's basketball tcheduit- In- eludes with Lawreaceburg, North Vernon, Salem, PaoU, Vtvay, Batesville, Austin, and Orleans. k
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