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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 8, 1953, Winnipeg, ManitobaPage 22 Winnipeg free press saturday August 8, 1953 maybe you did t know it but Ever since he played High school football which 14 years ago Dick Huffman the bomber s giant tackle has worn no. 20 on his Jersey. For 17 years 27 is the number which Jack Jacobs has carried on his Back. But it could be there will be some changes made this season and Huffman and Jacobs May have to part company with their favorite numerals. Under a ruling in the Western inter provincial football Union it is compulsory that Centre Wear numbers from 10 to 49 guards from 50 to 59 tackles to 69 ends 70 to 79 and backs from 80 to s9 thus Huffman s number should be in the 60 to 69 bracket and Jacobs in the 80 to 89 group. The idea behind this ruling is an excellent one because in these Days of the two platoon system it aids fans in following and enjoying football games. This system of numbering which was taken from the american pros was first introduced into Western football last year. However Jacobs and Huffman were Given permission to Wear their favorite numbers. This season however one Man has the say so in the matter. He s Winnipeg s Syd Halter commissioner of football in the West. In order to continue to Wear 20 and 27 respectively Huffman and Jacobs must make application in writing to commissioner Hafter. That of course does t guarantee that hell comply with their request. Now whether Huffman will be As Good a tackle and Jacobs just As Good a quarterback if Halter turns Down their bid to keep their favorite numbers we would t know. Actually a change should t make a darn bit if difference to their play. But As you know most guess the same goes far As athletes Are superstitious i Divi not Hall players Are concerned Ruals and even things too. The changing of a number on a Jersey bothers them no end. So it s up to commissioner Hal the other night while watching the Blue bombers run through a Jersey s can he it s a fact that you can t Tell a Hook by its Nover. And we for Good Hunting Ter to make a couple of Little of plays which coach tray Happy. Ton will throw at Ottawa a week still not even he can prevent from saturday at the new stadium Dick and Jack from wearing their we happened to stand beside two pet 20 and 27 underneath citizens apparently i were seeing the bombers Drill for the first time. The two gents were All eyes at what was going on. Then one of them spotted a player on the Field whose hair has a very greyish tinge. Screamed the fellow his companion. Just As i thought. The bombers Are going to have another old team again this year. Look at that old out there. His hair is his companion intently out on the Field for a moment or two and then said which player do you mean. There s two Grey headed Birds out with that a look of utter Dis pair passed across the faces of the to spectators. They probably left he workout convinced that George Trafton had gone to the old folks Home to recruit the footballers in question. But no doubt before very Long i those same fans will be cheering i loud and Long for the Grey haired i Gri Deys Bud Grant and Bill both of whom Are Only 26 years of age and still a i few years away from Sunset a real Happy gang the annual International seniors Golf Competition Between Manitoba and the twin cities took place Friday afternoon at the St. Charles country club. The americans carted off the honors and the crooked Putter trophy. Here is. A group of the competitors who looked As if they were really enjoy Iny themselves. Left to right Vic Hurst Dave Mcdonald Herb evil Cox p. N. Wickham Henry Johnson Hugh Hardy Toni s. 0. Abrams Bob Chipmon and j. L. M. Thomson. Rochon main win for Canada by w. R. Wheatley Canadian press stall writer Montreal up Canada breezed through the opening Davis cup singles against Cuba Friday Henri Rochon and Lorne main set Ting up a 2-0 read with victories Over the Garrido Brothers Rey Inaldo and Orlando. I neither of the canadians were hard pressed although main dropped the first set against or Ilando before he could figure out i the cuban s weaknesses and adjust his own game accordingly. Then he ran through three sets losing Only seven games in them to win the match 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Opening the North american zone Semi final Rochon played with a world of Confidence. His 19-year-old opponent appeared to have a mild Case of stage fright at called on to open the Henri s experience and smart play disposed i of the cuban youngster in straight sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Canada will have an Opportunity to Clinch the series in today s doubles. Captain or. Georges be new York often in the past came through again in the clutch and broke the hearts of Chicago White sox Friday in the opener of a series that cide this year s american league Pennant. The familiar Yankee stadium figures of Mickey Mantle. Yogi Berra and Billy Martin All hit homers As the yanks blasted the sox for a 6-1 Victory their Lead to six games Over the second place sox. Mantle came through again with a picture Homer an inside the Park blow with two on in the third. The yanks got four Ruhs 1n that inning and sewed up the contest in the Only other Day. Game in the majors Philadelphia phils needed just two innings to defeat the cubs at Chicago 5.-4. It was the phils 13th win in 14 National league encounters with the the third place phils scored three times in the second arid added a final pair in the then held off Chicago As they rallied in the eighth for two runs. V Brooklyn dodgers maintained their Lead Over Milwaukee braves As they used rain splattered Cros Ley Field for target practice in Downing Cincinnati Redlegs 9-1. The Brooks whacked out 14 hits including a Homer by Duke Snider and Carl Furillo s three run Dri Milwaukee took a 9-2 decision 1 from Pittsburgh to keep Pace As Vern Bickford tossed a five hitter in his first Start since june 24. That left the braves games Back of the Brooks. I at St. Louis vinegar Bend Mizell and the cardinals won a 2-1 Duel from Reuben Gomez and new York giants. Stan Musial s 15thi Homer provided the Victory mar Gin. In american league night James Philadelphia a s downed Detroit tigers-3-1 on Alex Kell Ner s seven hit pitching Chico Vla Rerp held St. Louis Browns to free hits As the senators won 12-0 at Washington and Boston red 3ox downed Cleveland indians 44 it Fenway Park. Coach George Trafton introduces hit 1953 Blue bomber players Tho quarterback club members playhouse theatre sunday aug. 9 one show 8 . Gel the urn hand Story of every player admission by 1953 quarterback club membership number Impi on Salt at the every brother in act King of shot St mfr for High Fly hug dec act Ono. I Clerc announced that main and Paul Willey of Vancouver will make up Canada s team. Captain Ricardo Morales vet eran National doubles Champion in Cuba with or. Juan Weiss announced he will team up with or Lando Garrido although there is a Bare possibility he May a Hange his decision. The partnerships must be made official an hour before the match. Or. Leclerc said main and Willey Are pay up although Norm Lucas had to it tilt for the runner up spot to or. H. G. Blair Centre he nevertheless picked up a Little Host change from one of the visiting Minnesota golfers yesterday. Here Norm at left is shown accepting a bit of Silver from Gil Carmichael of Minneapolis of Champ Bleir looks on. Minnesotans Tumble Manitoba seniors to Happy about it All. By Scotia Harper it s not much of a trophy to look at. And its commercial value is not much either. It s just a Gold plated crooked Putter. But it stands for a lot. It s emblematic of the Golf championship Between the Manitoba seniors Golf association and the senior Golf Lea gue of the twin cities of Minne Sota. Two teams of 12 golfers battled for the International trophy the old crooked Putter at St. Course Friday afternoon and Minnesota old boys had what a s in third Slot and to Complete the Pic Ture two Minnesota gents walked away with both trophies. Which was Tough on our old Chappies. Or. H. G. Bleir a former Minne Sota Amateur state Champion won the International trophy. The Doc Tor shot a Fine three Over Par 75, which included a seven on the Par four ninth. Norman Lucas of Niak gesture of president Paul Coates to present a leather bound volume containing a Well written appreciation of their visit to the with 78. Manitoba seniors Tommy Barone who won the bantamweight championship in 1915-17, shot a Fine 82 Tommy did some fighting Here and would be glad to meet some of his old opponents chief of police Tom Jones and sheriff Wochenko night at Brooklands aug. 8 8.30 . It was a big night for the to Chenko s last night at Brooklands Speedway. Pete Wochenko nosed out brother Stan in the 25-Lap feature while Bill Wochenko nipped in for third m the first Indianapolis Speedway Wal final. Brooklands has inaugurated the 25-Lap feature a regular even now. And judging from Friday at least that s Fine with the Wochenko s. Pete held first place most of the Way but Stan had a lot of trouble keeping Bill Dynes out of second. However Dynes faded badly on the final three laps and Art Henkel came cruising through to take third spot Edmonton card draws entry Edmonton special Alber t s final turf session of 1953 the 14-Day Edmonton August meeting gets underway Here saturday afternoon with the first program Ever presented at he local track. Horsemen flocked o the entry wicket Friday morn no with All indications pointing 0 a fast track and Ideal weather or the opening and a record num Ier of 298 horses were entered or the initial card. As a result seven of the eight aces on opening Day Are assured if capacity Fields and the other has 1 select group of seven. Feature s the president s Handicap i Nich has brought together Many Ralph Weisner and Art Hen Kel captured the first and second Indianapolis Speedway Competition semis. Stu Laird and Bill Wochenko second Mill third respectively in the first Semi while Howard Kenny and ,71m Tumble wed Hein finished second and third respectively in the second. Soft. Jimmy Hein captured first heat Johnny Payjack the second George Feller the third and Art Henkel the fourth. Three thousand fans watched a spectacular spill in the first Semi. George Feller rolled four times and wound up blocking number one Corner. Five cars eventually figured in the pile up and the race had to be stopped and started again after the debris had been cleared from the track. Whittier Park Speedway Sutton Webb fight to draw Lloyd Sutton and Lawrie Webb battled to a three round draw in the main event it St. Boniface boxing club Friday night. In other bouts the Martin druthers Drew in the 80-Pound class Norm Martin won Over Dennis do 30is and Vince Mclennan Triump led Over Al Bruneau in a close Sattle. In the wrestling bouts Dave tiny Burnett was disqualified against Ted Stefanik after 24 min utes of grappling. In the Semi wind Advance Sale ticket Emper. stand 449 Portage Avn in Box office admission shot mom a amour Ryan told two Good humorous of the top performers in the West. Stories at the dinner Sam an Seixas Defeated South Orange . A Wimbledon Champion Vic Seixas of Philadelphia suffered his first de Telford Len Harvey and fran feat since he left England when Morris said the minnesotans to upset Friday in the Quad the Putter. St. Paul and Minneapolis. The net 66. The minnesotan checked in with 79. He the boys from the other Side o the line was t disclosed. Statistic ians Jim Mundie Secretary biter final round of the Eastern grass court Tennis championships by 23 year old Rex Hartwig of Australia. So president Paul Coates of the twin cities league and his m m m m t Ifeta horse races saturday to monday aug. Sept the Una 16 year no. To Park the Martin Podany from the Golden cities league Jan even so in the scores said St. Charles Trees police Tom Jones of Minneapolis and de Ryan the sheriff of Henni pen county. We brought along plenty of pro Lection gained Ray Smith the genial Secretary of the twin cities golfers. And there were 23 ladies in the group. We re certainly being Well looked whispered Tony Stecher the wrestling and boxing promote from Minneapolis. The old dodgers got a swell Day the big International event Hile Only four managed to beat so still the scores were very Good Many were in the Low 80 s. Course there were some who checked in with 90 and Over on their cards. But the seniors enjoyed their Days Golf and the Good Fellowship and International went with it. Goodwill that the dinner which winds up the Day s proceedings which is a feature of the International matches was a very Jolly affair Karl Slocomb made a Good master of ceremonies c the were Hon. S. Mcdiarmid lieutenant Gover nor. Who spoke briefly. President Tommy Thompson of the m.c.a., i Iam Abrams Gil Carmichael Paul rams who is t6 and still plays Golf was the first president of the twin Leo Johnson shot Jim Mundie was around nil afternoon Art Chip Man was t saying anything about his 102 Tom Casey did a heroic piece of struggling to break 100 Cutchie Morrison of Selkirk and Cece Browne took a keen interest Josh Richards has too Many still he was Happy at nicking Cju mate Jack Mcormond for six bits Hiram Brown flew his own plane from Minneapolis Johnny Drew flew with the Minne Apolis gent president Stan Cook owing to being out of town on business was unable to be with the old boys is a cheery lad Percy Wickham Hugh Hardy of Najwa and St. Charles is Selling his clubs Jimmy Gibson the Friend of the Little Guy came in top weight of 120 ibs. Has been assigned to Meadowbrook stable s eleven men who has been racing consistently since shipped to the Prairies from new Orleans and Pacific farm s Star affair a recent Winner at Vancouver. Secondary feature is the Colum Bine Handicap Over 1 3-8 Miles which brings together a Fine route Field. Top weight of 122 ibs. Will be carried by j. J. Smith s Well caught who earlier in the season registered six successive triumphs Dave Piper pinned Al Corbett in soccer Western final new Westminster royals Winnipeg . Scottish Alexander Park saturday aug. Monday aug. I oth. Kickoff 7.15 . Third game if necessary August Lith. General admission i 3k i with an even 90 Gil car Michael is the Royal chief of the scottish clans of America Bagpiper Jack Reay and his son Jack Junior played a number of selections in the clubhouse they also piped the boys at the station when they arrived the visitors will be the guests at an the clubs Over the week end. It s on the House at consolidated grab a erf our free lunch counter while you see Fife cars hot dogs Coffee on the House to shoppers on consolidated used car lot 235 main at St Mary s saturday August 8th 1 1 . 3 . These for Price Appeal 1950 game fish smorgasbord the greater Winnipeg game and ii ish association Are holding their ii 3rd annual smorgasbord at Vasa und Park on thursday at . Tickets for this event can be of a Good aimed from the Secretary at 611 a. Confederation bldg., main Street. Fans to Boltie bomber fans have been watching the club go through its paces on the practice Field for weeks. They be been Able to form opinions on the player s s abilities and sunday night they la be Able to form opinions of the perion Alt Lea. On that Date at the playhouse theatre George Trayton will introduce All. The players to the fans when the quarterback club holds its first meeting of the fall season. Trafton the bombers the bomber ettes and drum and Bugle i band will All be together for one gala show. Starting time is 8 . 1951 Studi Fakir in conditioner _ owner t cart but a Lub Stantial by 1950 Morris 2-dr. Lotty with Dov. Gray hearer and Dotro Tori boat Lull for 1950 meteor custom for Dor. Sheridan Bluit file Titi. Stud Tsakir 4-dr. Tier tit Froy Bright Rod clean Interior air conditioner Good 1949 Kaiser 4-Dcor. Exit Lent thy Blu. Paint air i9js Oldsmobile 4-door. Black hear Good 1 ,495 come to consolidated a reliable dealer it pays you Trade terms wide choices All makes Model consolidated motors Ltd. 235 main strut phone 92-8910

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