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Washington, D. C., Tuesday, September 30, 1947—A—16
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Star Staff Correspondent
All Serene on the Yankee Bench
NEW YORK. Sept. 30.—The Dodgers had crossed up the press by
holding their preseries workout before noon, but the Yankees waited
until a respectable hour and when they began batting practice the New
York dugout was crawling with newspapermen and photographers.
The early afternoon sun was bright and the
air was clear and not too cool. In the vast empti
ness of the huge stadium, with no humans in the
seats to serve as acoustical sops, line drives sounded
like .45s popping on a pistol range. On the bench,
where Bucky Harris was sitting, questions were
popping, too. _
The Joe McCarthy-to-Boston news had just
been broken and they were talking of Marse Joe’s
move to the Hub and of Joe Cronin’s stepping up to
the front office.
"That’s what Cronin’s been wanting,” said a
newspaperman. "Is it?” commented Harris. “I
heard that Cronin told A1 Schacht that he wanted
to keep on managing.”
Franck e. stam,. A delegation of Washington writers hove into
view and Bucky said, “Welcome, old -buddies. What’s with the Red
This struck a familiar, but unexpected chord. For years, when
Bucky managed the Nats, who consistently were eliminated by early
August, at least, Harris and the Washington newspapermen used to
chew the fat on the bench and talk about the Redskins. But, here it
was the eve of Harris’ first series since 1925 and he was hailing to the
Redskins and talking about the Red Sox.
Bucky Picked Shea to Win
“What's going on, Bucky?” asked a caustic bystander. “Isn’t there
a ball game or something coming off here?”
“TKat’s tomorrow," replied Bucky, winking. For a guy who has
been waiting 22 years for a series shot, he seemed remarkably casual
and you could see this attitude had caromed off Bucky and was re
flected in the Yankees, who were swinging loosely at the plate and jok
ing and kidding on the field.
“Say, Bucky,” asked a man determined to come away with a
series note .for his paper, “did you have to wrestle.. with your con
science when you picked Shea t.o pitch the first game?”
“No,” answered Harris. “If I didn’t think he could win I wouldn’t
have picked him.”
“Well,” persisted the questioner, evidently awed by the fact that
for the first time in history an all-aookie battery would open a series,
“do you plan to catch Yogi Berra all the way?”
“Not necessarily,” smiled Harris. “It depends on Yogi. But if he
plays his normal game, he’ll catch.”
“Are you worried about the Dodgers?” somebody else asked.
“No, we decided to let them worry about us,” Harris cracked.
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Bobo Newsom, who gathers no moss, walked up, his big, heaving
body covered with perspiration. Evidently he had been running or
shagging flies, chores he doggedly avoided while wearing a Wash
ington uniform.
“Can I shove off now, Bucky?” asked Bobo. ‘‘I got a dental ap
“Go ahead,” said Harris.
“Thank you, sir,” said Bobo, wheeling for the dugout steps. No
characteristic wink came from Newsom; no sign of anything except
booteamp subordination. *-*
“That can’t be Bobo,” somebody marveled aloud. “He said,
Thank you, sir.’ ”
“Must be,” replied a cynic. “At least he looks like Bobo and he's
the first to quit practice.”
Harris, smiling, watched Joe Di Maggio take his cuts and a re
porter asked, “Just having Di Maggio gives a team a big lift, doesn’t it?”
"Right,” answered Bucky. “You know, he’s a wonder. All these
years I’ve put him down as one of the great hitters and fielders. Do
you know what I’ve learned after one season of managing him? I’ve
found out he’s the best slider I ever saw. So help me, the best.”
Shea Was Just Trying to Placate
That was about all to the workout. One by one, the Yankees
ducked Into the tunnel leading to their super-auper quarters and they
all seemed happy and loose and confident, like their manager.
Harris had one more anecdote to tell, because another reporter
asked him about Shea and questioned in a mild way the wisdom of
pitching a rookie in the opener.
"Well,” said the diplomatic Bucky, "I told Shea the other day he
was working. I told him not to be nervous and Frank answered,
‘Bucky, is the world coming to an end if I blow this game? Isn’t it
Just another ball game?’
"I guess,” gagged Harris, “that Shea was trying to placate a
nervous manager. The kid didn’t want me to fall apart in a series.”
Williams, Often a Problem Boy,
Happy McCarthy Will Be Boss
By th« Associated Press
BOSTON, Sept. 30.—Since it had
been rumored so often during the
last year, very few interested in Bos
ton baseball will admit being sur
prised about Joe McCarthy’s ap
pointment as the Red Sox 1948 man
The concensus of the fans is “that
the deal was cooked up months ago
when Eddie Collins first became 111."
There is, however, one amazing
exception. And he is the club’s out
standing and highest paid perform
er. Ted Williams, who managed to
regain his American League batting
laurels while his club was dropping
from first to third place.
“Gee, I thought all along that it
would be Steve O’Neill if any man
agerial change was made,” Williams
said when he heard the news. “I
honestly didn't know anything more
about it than the average fan, but
it's great.
Got First Hint Last Week.
"I've always believed that the
two greatest managers in baseball
are Joe McCarthy and Joe Cronin
and now we have both of them with
the Red Sox, Williams continued.
Then he recalled that "he had
been given a hint that something
was in the wind when he visited
Owner Tom Yawkey in New York
last' week.
"Nothing wras said about McCar
thy or anybody else, but Mr. Yaw
key did assure me that if there was
a change in managers, he was cer
tain I would be satisfied,” Williams
The hard-slugging Williams, fre
quently one of Cronin’s most
; troublesome problems, Indicated he
was well satisfied with McCarthy’s
appointment and his former boss’
elevation to the club’s general man
agership as successor to the ailing
But McCarthy’s reactions to Wil
liams will not be known, most likely,
until long after Mar^ Joe has
settled down to the difficult task of
remaking the Red Sox into pennant
While McCarthy was establishing
himself as the only major league
manager to direct pennant winners
in both circuits, he ruled his stars
with velvet-covered iron fists.
None Had Same Liberties.
None of his players ever had the
liberties that Williams has enjoyed
as a Red Sox star. And, the guess
ing hereabout, is that Williams, de
spite his current .343 batting average
and $75,000 salary, will be just an
other ball player to McCarthy when
they meet up next spring in the
Sarasota, Fla., training camp.
After the World Series, most likely,
McCarthy will accompany Cronin,
who steps up to the job of general
manager, to Boston to study Red
Sox matters on the scene. The
former Yankee master mind has been
given absolute authority afield and
a free hand as far as trades are
It can be taken for granted that
he not only will plunge into a furious
player-swapping spree within a mat
ter of weeks, but also will bring
about the revision of the Red Sox
farm system which, despite its ex
tensive expansion, does not, at this
point, include a single player capa
ble of plugging a gap in the parent
Duck Hunter Blinded in War
Learns to Shoot by Sound
By the Allocated Pretl
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 30 —
When the duck season opens Oc
tober 7 one of the first hunters
at Merrymeeting Bay, on the the
Kennebec River, will be William
Gilman of Portland, blinded by a
piece of steel from a German 88
millimeter shell in 1945.
Gilman learned to shoot by
sound, rather than sight, last.
year, and, after weeks of arduous
practice, downed two ducks with
the aid of a companion, Dominic
Bonettl, and his own acute hear
Bonettl told his friend from
which direction the birds were
coming. Once he picked up the
sound of whistling wings, Gilman
was on his own.
For some time, he was shooting
behind ducks flying across his
line of fire and underneath ducks
rising from the water.
With Bonetti's help, Gilman
solved that problem. Bonettl
noted that Gilman was swinging
his head faster than his gun in
tracking birds by sound, so the
blind hunter practically glued the
gunstock to his cheek.
A better-than-average golfer
before the war, Gilman found
little difficulty in taking up the
sport after he lost his sight and
plays regularly in the 90s.
Series Records
ly Hi* Associated Press
Single Gone Attendance. 69.990 (Yan
kees-Cardlnals, October 7. 1943).
Single Game Rceeipts. $369,408 (Yan
kees-Cardinals. October 4, 1942).
Winning Players' Share. $6,844. De
troit, 1936.
Losing Players’ Share. $4,829, Brook
lyn. 1941.
Most Bases on Balls: 4 games—6. by
Henry L. Gehrig. Yankees, 1928. 6 games
—7. by James T Scheckard. Cubs. 1910;
7. by Gordon S Cochrane. As. 1929: 6.
by Joseph Gordon. Yankees. 1941. 6 games
—8. by George H. Ruth, Yankees, 1923.
7 games—11, by George H Ruth, Yan
kees. 1926.
Mast Stolen Bases: 4 games—2. by
Charles Deal, Walter Maranville. Braves,
1914. 5 games—6. by James P. Slagle.
Cubs. 1907. 6 games—3, by Edward T.
Collins. White Sox, 1917. 7 games—6, by
John P. Wagner. Pirates. 1909.
Most Assists by Outfielders: 4 games—
2. by many players. 5 games—2. by many
players. H games—2. by many players.
7 games—4. by Sam Rice. Nats. 1924.
Most Double Plays, 10, by Nats, 1924.
7 games.
Harris Gambling on Rookie Berra Behind Plate
Youngster's Hitting
Overshadows Lack
Of Catching Ability
By Burton Hawkins
Star Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—For the
first time in World Series history,
a contending team—and a winner
by 12 games at that—elected to
gamble with a rookie battery here
today. New York’s Yankees, pro
hibitive favorites, were taking the
risk and it provides a tip-off on the
caliber of the so-called fall classic.
Manager Bucky Harris was con
tent that he had a fun-loving,
nerveless representative functioning
for him on the mound in 24-year-old
Frank Shea, but whether 22-year
old Yogi Berra remains behind the
plate for the duration of the series
was to be determined by his conduct
in the opening game.
The fact that Berra, a lover of
comic book literature, is Harris' No.
1 catcher simply is a tribute to
Yogi's batting ability, for he hasn’t
impressed anybody with his men
tality in a catching capacity. Harris
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enters the series.
Willing to String Along.
Bucky, though, is willing to string
along with the potential extra-base
threat lurking iii Berra’s bat, for
saking the educational edge that
Aaron Robinson or Sherman Lollar
might give him.
Berra, as a tactician, doesn’t
qualify as a Bill Dickey, Mickey
Cochrane or Gabby Hartnett, but
he’s likely to break out in a rash of
hits and, on that theory, Harris has
announced that Yogi is his man in
the mask.
Harris never went overboard on
Robinson as a catcher. Last spring
he was attempting to unload him
to the Nats in a four-player deal
for First Baseman Mickey Vernon.
Even when Berra wasn’t hitting as
Bucky had anticipated, Harris was
saying, “I’ll string along with him..
If he doesn’t develop as a hitter
then 111 have to admit I don’t
know anything about hitters.”
Well, Yogi hasn’t made a bum
of Bucky. He batted a respectable
.280 during the regular season and
was improving steadily, all of which
has prompted Harris to risk his
reputation on a yearling. He’s
gambling that batting strength will
outweigh catching deficiencies and
he could be correct.
One Disturbing Item.
There's one disturbing item. If
Jackie Robinson sparkles, Berra
might be the series goat, for Yogi’s
throwing arm isn’t the acme of ac
curacy. Robinson, the National
League's leading base stealer, could
prompt Harris to switch catchers if
Jackie reaches base often enough
to constitute a problem.
Conversation passing between
Shea and Berra doesn’t inspire con
fidence. When informed he was to
pitch the opener, Shea turned to
Berra and said, "You’d better call
’em right.”
"You can always shake me off,
you know,” countered Yogi.
“Well, how many times have I
done tnat tms season?” Shea asked.
Sounds as if neither wants the
responsibility of calling a pitch. It
could be modesty, of course, but
It also could be inexperience or in
efficiency. Time will tell.
Mobile Takes 2-1 Lead
Over Houston in Series
By th# Associated frost
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 30. — The
Mobile Bears, Southern Association
champions, took a 2-1 lead in the
Dixie series last night as they won
their second straight victory over
the Houston Buffs, Texas League
titlists, 7 to 2.
The teams resume the battle, for
the Class AA championship, tonight
with A1 Papai slated to take the
mound for the Texans and Roy
Boles for Mobile.
In last night’s game, the Bears
opened up on Clarence Beers, the
Houston ace, in the first inning,
scoring two runs and bounced him
out of the box with a four-run out
burst in the sixth.
Deputy U. S. Marshal
Shoots Ace at Fairfax
Using a four iron, J. T. McGhee,
a deputy United States marshal,
shot a hole in one on the fourth
hole at the Fairfax Club. The hole
measures 160 yards.
Members of the foursome were
Don McCann, Russ Anderson and
Chff Werlla. It was McGhee's first
Enlarged Staffs Marshaled
To Keep Series Parks in Trim
•y th« Aitociatcd Pftll
NEW YORK, SeDt. 30.—Even be
fore the disorder is created, scores
of men have been marshaled to
clean up Yankee Stadium and Eb
bets Field for the World Series.
At Ebbets Field, there will be 120
ushers instead of 40, 50 special police
instead of 20, with even greater in
creases for the stadium.
A single concern patrols both
parks. One of its most delicate as
signments is to handle the huge
nylon sheets that cover the infields
in event of rain. There is a special
squad for that, equipped with rub
ber overshoes to minimize rips and
The Governors of New York, Con
necticut, Rhode Island and Penn
sylvania had reservations for the
opening game.
Playing against a team managed
by Burt Shotton is no new experi
ence for George McQuinn, veteran
Yankee first baseman. McQuinn
was on the Newark club that op
posed Shotton’s Columbus team in
the Little World Series of 1934. Co
lumbus won the first three games,
and then Newark came back to take
the next four and the championship.
All the Yankees need to do is
step on the field to set a World
Series record. This is their 15th
series. Next on the list come the
New York Giants with 12.
Is Bill Meyer, who managed the
Kansas City Blues to the American
Association pennant, under consid
eration for the managership of the
Pittsburgh Pirates, succeeding Billy
Herman? He appeared at the World
Series headquarters arm in arm with
Roy Hamey, general manager of the
Pirates. Hamey knows Meyer’s
capabilities well, having served at
Kansas City as general manager.
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E PLURIBUS UNUM—Here’s Milt Weinstein of Tech breaking
through center from the 1-yard line for a touchdown in the
second period of yesterday’s 25-0 rout of Roosevelt at Central
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Stadium. In addition TDs were registered by Glenfi Smith and
Cecil Gray (two). Tech’s Ray Fox (33), who helped open the
hole, is shown sprawled in left foreground. —Star Staff Photo.
Lane-Justice Meeting
High Lights Tar Heel
Invasion of Texas
By th* Associated Press
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 30.—South
western football fans expect the boys
to do everything except eat the pig
skin out at Memorial Stadium next
That’s why 44.000 will jam into the
big saucer for the first meeting of
the University of Texas and North
This game will answer a lot of
questions about Texas, a team no
one can get hot on, but on which
everybody in the Southwest Confer
ence appears to fear worse than
poison. But they’re still wondering
about the switch to the T formation
and whether the Texas line can get
the job done.
For one thing, Texas will be the
underdog in this game. It’s some
thing new—at least new since 1941.
The Longhorns have been the
favored team in every game for
seven years—until now. In fact,
this is the first season Texas hasn't
been picked to win the conference
Furnishing the chief lure to fan
dom is the expected duel between
two of the finest backs in the coun
try—a couple of guys who should
give the alT-America pickers worries
come December. One is Charley
fChoo Choo) Justice of the Tar
Heels, the other is blond Bobby
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Charles Wants Louis
After KO of Marshall
By th» Associated Pres*
CINCINNATI, Sept. 30.—Ezzard
Charles, Cincinnati lightheavy
weight, had his second knock-out
victory over Lloyd Marshall today
and his handlers were talking “give
us Joe Louis.”
The Cincinnati battler chilled
Marshall, who fights out of Sacra
mento and Cleveland, In 2:25 of the
second round of a scheduled 10
rounder last night at Crosley Field.
Last year Charles stopped Marshall,
avenging an earlier defeat.
Jack Mintz, who handles arrange
ments for the Clncinnnatian’s fights,
told newsmen: “This makes our boy
the logical contender for the heavy
weight crown. Give us Joe Louis.”
A scant crowd of 2,930 saw the
rubber fight between the two light
heavies. Charles floored the Cali
fornian twice for a nine count in
the second heat before putting him
away with a left to the Jaw. The
gross gate was $10,656.
Charles weighed 173, five pounds
more than Marshall who recently
KO’d Freddie Mills, European light
heavyweight champ.
Australia to Bid U. S. Stars
MELBOURNE, Sept. 30 (JP).—‘The
Lawn Tennis Association of Austra
lia has decided to invite Americans
Louise Brough and Margaret Os
borne to Australia to participate in
a number of amateur tournaments.
Tribe Signs Toronto Player
TORONTO, Sept. 30 (JP).—Bob
Prentice, young Toronto inflelder,
has signed with the Cleveland In
dians of the American League and
will report next spring.
Puzzled U. N. Representatives
Given Simple Guide on Series
By th* Associated Press
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—The World
Series, like a magnet or perhaps the
Pied Piper's pipe, today drew to
New York the baseball faithful in
such droves as to leave every hotel
j full to the eaves.
j In case the goings on might puzzle
j foreign visitors attending United
j Nations sessions, “a simple guide to
j the great American game” was
I distributed yesterday to the rep
i resentatives of 55 nations. It cau
tioned :
‘‘Even news of your organization,
the United Nations, occasionally
may be overshadowed in the press
by what happens in the World
At least as scarce as hotel space
were tickets to the opening game.
Box seats and reserved seats were
sold out long ago; although the
management of Yankee Stadium
sought to curtail speculation, there
was some talk that a pair could be
had up to game time for about what
Hornsby Expects
Hurlers' Parade
By Rogers Hornsby
(At told to John P. Carmichael.)
NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—What
kind of a series will this turn
out to be? Well, for one thing,
I believe we’ll see more pitchers
in it than ever before.
There isn’t any standout hurler
. . . and I wouldn't be surprised
if the Dodgers had to average
three pitchers every game and
the Yankees at least two.
What type of ball will the
Dodgers "play?
They have a certain amount of
speed, but I’m not sure they’ll cut
loose with it. They like to play
that old army game ... get a man
on and move him around in the
early innings like the book says.
But the Yanks still play for
that big Inning early in the game.
The Yanks are favored defin
itely because of Joe Di Maggio
In their lineup. He figures to
carry them.
(Chicago Dally Ncw»>
Navy Expects Rough
Going From Columbia
By tha Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md„ Sept 30—Un
dismayed by its 14-7 loss to under
rated California last Saturday,
Coach Tom Hamilton today buckled
down to getting his Navy football
team primed for this week’s" game
against Columbia.
“Certainly, we weren’t up to our
Army performance last fall, but for
an opener it was a terrific game at
Berkeley,” said the captain. "We
ran Into an excellent team—big, well
balanced. That game was mid
season football.”
The sailors expect a stiff test from
Columbia at Annapolis this Satur
day. The Lions knocked off Rutgers,
40-28, last week.
“When you score 40 points on
Rutgers,” says Hamilton, "you have
a good team.”
Falkenburg Is Injured
When Jeep Overturns
By the Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept.
30.—Bob Falkenburg will be off the
courts for a while.
The 21-year-old tennis player,
brother of Actress Jinx Falkenburg,
suffered a broken ankle, head in
juries and a cut hand when a Jeep
he was driving last night went out
of control on a winding road and
Star Scribes Pick
Yankees in 5 Tilts
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—Francis
E. Stann and Burton Hawkins of
The Evening Star sports staff,
covering the World Series here,
both pick the New York Yankees
to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in
five games.
They were among the 61 base
ball writers polled by the Asso
ciated Press. That poll showed
the Yankees as tremendous fa
vorites. Forty-three selected the
Yankees, ranging f*om four
straight to a drawn-out seven
games. Only 18 selected the
Dodgers. The consensus was the
Yankees In six games.
| it costs to rent an apartment for a
Even standing room went on sale
in advance, leaving bleacher space
the best bet for the flrst-come-first
served clientele.
More than 500 deep-dyed bleach
er fans—whose antics may have
suggested the word fanatic—camped
all through last night at the sta
dium gates to be there when they
Wearing a Dodger cap and waving
a Dodger pennant, Edward McCor
mack, 42, a Navy Yard worker and
a Flatbush fan for 20 years, said he
obtained reserved standing room by
mail, but joined the vigil anyway.
“All the boys are here—my place
is with them,” he offered by way of
explanation. “I love the bleacher
Vendors sold coffee and sand
wiches to these early birds. Some
brqught camp chairs, others found
boxes on which to sit or lolled on
blankets. A few played rummy.
Coast Flag to Angels
In Playoft With Seals
By the Associated Press %
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30.—Los
Angeles’ Angels, who held the Paciflo
Coast League lead for three months
only to falter in the stretch, won the
championship last night, 5-0, In an
unprecedented playofT game with
San Francisco which lacked only
one inning of the traditional story
book finish.
Clarence Maddern, Angel out
fielder, couldn’t wait for the last
of the ninth to clout the proverbial
home run with the bases loaded—
chiefly because his turn at bat came
in the last of the eighth.
He parked one over the left field
wall to send three teammates scam
pering home ahead of him and loose
a tremendous ovation among the
22,996 fans who jammed their way
into Wrigley Field.
The Angels thus won the first
pennant playoff in the PCL’s 45-sea
son span, finishing with 106 won,
81 lost, .567 percentage, to the Seals'
105—82, .562.
Maddern's clout gave lanky, Lefty
Cliff Chambers his 24th victory of
the season against nine defeats.
Today a year ago—Billy Her
man signed to manage the Pitts
burgh Pirates in 1947 and 1948.
Edwards' Hand Injury Creates
Only Disturbing Series Note
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NEW YORK, Sept 30.—Linger
ing doubt about the condition of
Dodger Catcher Bruce Edwards
was the only disturbing note on
the World Series front today as
Ralph Branca of Brooklyn and
Prank (Spec) Shea of the New
York Yankees braced themselves
for the big test of their baseball
lives in the Yankee Stadium
Edwards definitely will start,
but there is deep concern in the
Dodger clubhouse over the stocky
catcher’s badly bruised right
hand.—As deep as the Dodgers
are In all other positions, they
are dangerously thin in catching.
Back of Edwards they have Bob
by Bragan, rusty from disuse
after catching only a half dozen
complete games, and Rookie Gil
Hodges from Newport News.
One solid crack on the middle
finger of Edwards’ right hand
by a Yankee foul could cripple
me urooKS. Because or Edwards,
catching was the one spot in
which the underdog Dodgers were
given a decided edge over the
Yank starters.
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Giant-Boston 7-7 Tie
And Steelers' Rout
Mark NFL Play
ly th» Aiiociat*d Prut
The National Football League has
completed its first week's schedule,
all 10 teams now having seen action
in at least one regulation game, and
it remained for the circuit’s fans
to draw some interesting conclu
The New York Giants, opening
the defense of their Eastern Divi
sion title at Boston last night, were
tied, 7-7, by the Boston Yanks in
their NFL debut under Coach Clip
per Smith. Snath’s youngsters
matched the Giants’ vaunted power
on almost even terms from start to
At Pittsburgh the Lo6 Angeles
Rams, after an impressive exhibi
tion schedule, launched the regular
season by humiliating the Pitts
burgh Steelers, 48-7—the worst de
feat suffered by the Steelers in Jock
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Pittsburgh pro club’s helm.
The Rams’ vie ton’, sparked by
Bob Waterfleld’s deadly aerials and
unerring kicking—he booted two
field goals—put the coast club into
a three-way tie for the Western
Division leadership with the Chi
cago Cardinals and the Green Bay
Packers, each of whom won their
Sunday openers.
W. L. T. Pet. PP PA
Philadelphia _ 1 0 0 1.000 45 42
Pittsburgh - 1 1 0 .500 24 58
New York- 0 0 1 .000 7 7
Boston - 0 0 1 .000 7 7
Washington 0 1 0 .000 42 45
Chicago Cards __ 1 O 0 1.000 45 21
Oreen Bay- 1 0 0 1.000 29 20
Los Angeles _ 1 0 0 1.000 48 7
Chicago Bear* __ 0 1 0 .000 20 29
Detroit - - 0 2 0 ,00Q 3 62
Syracuse, Milwaukee
Resume Series Tonight
By the Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 30.—'The
fast-moving Syracuse Chiefs of the
International League, stalled by
threatening weather last night, will
attempt to make it three in a row
over the Milwaukee Brewers of the
American Association tonight in the
Little World Series.
Hank Wehmeier, crack right
hander of the Chiefs, was slated to
pitch the third game when bad
weather forced the postponement.
He is expected to take the mound
tonight against the Brewers’ Glen
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Tech's 25-0 Triumph
Belies Coach's Claim
Team Is Overrated
Hlrh School Standlnr*.
— - -
By Bill Fuchs
Ed Solomon, mentor of Tech’*
football team, which Joined the win
ners’ side in the first week end of
high school championship play by
trouncing Roosevelt, 25-0, yesterday
at Central, didn't even want to be
a football coach.
“I understand they’re going to
put competitive sports in the Junior
high schools,’’ Solomon explained,
"so I’d be coaching anyway and I
prefer coaching in high school.”
Before going to Tech last year,
Solomon, who quarter-backed the
U. C. L. A. teams of 1927-30, was a
physical education instructor at Jef
ferson Junior High School.
Solomon, a veteran of four years
in the Army Air Forces, claims hi*
team is overrated, but adds, "We’re
going to give everybody a busy aft
The Trainers did Just that to
Roosevelt yesterday, but in all fair
ness to Coach Phil Fox’s eleven, the
breaks were working against the
Penalties Hurt Roosevelt.
Roosevelt penalties which nullified
Tech punts set the 6tage for the
first and third touchdowns, an inter
cepted pass paved the way for the
second and a Rider fumble did like
wise for the fourth.
Early in the first period Cecil
Gray passed to Glenn Smith for 17
yards and a first down on the Roose
velt 33, but the Riders held and the
Trainers punted. However, Roose
velt was ruled tripping on the play
and Tech got another chance, this
time 22 yards away from the goal.
Jack Talbert raced around right end
to the 6 and Gray cracked over In
two tries.
In the same quarter, Talbert In
tercepted Carl Ruble's pass on tha
Trainer 48 and darted beautifully to
the Roosevelt 10. Left End Jim Mc
Cauley, on an end around, carried
the ball to the 1 and Gray again
went through the middle to_the goal
early in the second period.
It was after this touchdown that
Roosevelt showed some offensive
form, Vince Pugliese carrying the
ball from hU 4 to the 23 In two plays.
But the drive fizzled and Roosevelt
was ruled roughing the kicker and
the Trainers had another go, this
time from the Rider 31.
Pasa Ruled Complete.
Gray’s pass to Francis Howard In
the end zone was called complete on
the 1. Milt Weinstein cracked
through for the third score.
Tech almost scored again In the
third period with a drive that put
the ball on Roosevelt’s S at first
down, but the Riders held. •
Rlgh End Glenn Smith snagged
Weinstein’s 36-yard pass on the 15
and zig-zaged his way through three
tacklers for the final Tech score late
in the last quarter. The play before,
Phil (Buck) Bernstein nad recov
ered a Roosevelt fumble for Tech.
Bruin Puckmen to Open
Drills on Hershey Rink
By tfco Associated Press
HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. SO.—Coach
Bit Clapper la expected to arrive
here today to guide the Boston
Bruins of the National Hockey
League in two practice drills a day.
The main portion of the Bruins’
squad arrived yesterday headed by
Manager Art Ross, but minus a few
stars from last year’s team, Includ
ing Terry Rearden, now coaching
the Providence Reds In the Ameri
can Hockey League; Bill Cowley,
Eddie Barrie and Bill Shill.
With Norm Standloo and Franklo
SUNDAY, OCT. 5th, 2:15 f.M.
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