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Skins to Face Versatile Attack
In Steeler Game Monday Night
By Lewis F. Atchison
The Redskins will have to cope
with one of the most versatile
offenses they’ll come up against
all season when they go to Pitts
burgh Monday night to play the
Steelers in their second game of
the season. It seems to be the best
balanced offense the Smoky City
club ever has had.
“They’ve got good outside stuff
and good inside stuff," said Her
man Ball, riffling through his
scouting notes. “It’s practically
the same setup Army had a few
years ago when Doc Blanchard
and Glenn Davis were running
their opposition into the ground.”
Pittsburgh has three guys where
Army had only one Davis, and
the most confusing passing attack
seen in the National League in
many years.
George Papach, sophomore full
back from Purdue, is the linebuster
used on off-tackle thrusts. Films
of the Steelers’ stunning 28-7 up
set of the Giants show that
Papach not only gets through the
hole quickly but is hard to bring
down in a broken Held. He s got
power as well as cunning.
“If we tighen up the line to stop
Papach," Ball continued, “they’ll
send Bobby Gage, Joe Neri or Jim
Pinks around the outside. They’re
all fast, hard runners.”
Another new wrinkle the Skins
must contend with is Pittsburgh’s
cockeyed passing game. Coach
Johnny Michelosen has left half
backs who run to their right and
chuck the porkhide, and a left
hander in Don Samuel who plays
right halfback and throws with
his southpaw. It means that
whichever way the Steelers run
the Redskins must be wary of a
pass as w'ell as a run. Heretofore
the Tribe knew Pittsburgh backus
—and that was usually singular—
could throw only from one posi
tion and it wasn’t too difficult to
break up.
While Coach Billick Whelchel
put his men through another
scrimmage today, Prexy George
Marshall went over to the District
Building to present season passes
to the District Commissioners.
Commissioner J. Russell Young
accepted the ducats on behalf of
his cohorts.
National League
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to beat them every time I pitch
against them.
While Dyer refused to talk about
Dickson, some of his players did.
“I was afraid this might hap
pen.” one of them said wearily.
“Murry always is at hi\ best in
the stretch. He has a rubber arm
and never gets tired. He’s also
one of the finest competitors in
the game.”
Dyer, on more than one occa
sion during this stirring race,
openiy declared his resentment at
Dickson’s departure. He was not
consulted when Bob Hannegan,
erstwhile owner of the Redbirds
sold Dickson to the Pirates last
January for a reported $125,000
and no players.
Today finds a tired and haggard
St. Louis squad relieved to get
away from Pittsburgh and hopeful
of better things in Chicago. The
cellar-dwelling Cubs already have
dropped 92 games, more than any
other Chicago team in National
League history.
Max Lanier will attempt to
straighten the Cards, who have
lost four of their last seven games.
The 34-year-old southpaw owns a
five-game winning streak, clim
maxed by his 1-0 triumph over
the Dodgers last week. Lanier
probably will be opposed by Bob
Rush, a young righthander, who
has dropped 18 games while win
ning only nine.
Harry Brecheen, who has beaten
the Cubs four straight times and
owns a lifetime mark of 27-6 over
the Bruins, is Dyer’s nominee for
tomorrow’s game. His mound op
ponent, in all likelihood, will be
Johnny Schmitz, who at times is
almost as tough for the Cards to
beat as Dickson. If the race is not
decided by then. Dyer probably
will pitch Red Munger. t:
On the shoulders of Ralph
Branca and the much brawnier
ones of Don Newcombe ride the
pitching hopes of the pennant
! seeking Dodgers who h*ve a day
off today.
Dodger Manager Burt Shotton,
grinning from ear to ear over his
boys taking over the National
League lead after trumping Bos
ton aces Warren Spahn and John
ny Sain, promptly replied “Bran
ca,” when asked who would pitch
against Philadelphia tomorrow.
Shotton, who guided the Dodg
ers back into top position for the
first time in more than six weeks,
was almost as prompt in naming
the husky Negro rookie right
hander, Newcombe, to pitch the
season’s finale Sunday.
If Newcombe does start Sunday
in the final game of the regular
season it will be the fifth time the
big chucker with the snapping
curve has been called on to pitch
with only two days’ rest, and he s
won on every other such occasion.
_(Continued From Page C-l.l
ing Oregon State and U. C. L. A.
It will be rejuvenated U. C.
L. A.’s biggest test, and we
think the Bruins are capable of
knocking off Oregon. Cali
fornia’s power should be too
much for the Orgeon Staters.
Jeff Cravath’s Southern
California Trojans appear to
be a sure bet over Washington
State, while Michigan*will have
to continue its brilliant brand
of ball to defeat surprising
Stanford. San Francisco is
favored over Loyola in the re
maining coast contest and in
Southwestern circles we prefer
Texas, Texas Christian and
Iowa State over Idaho, Ar
kansas and Kansas.
Purdue’s Chances Seen Good.
In the Big Ten, two future
Notre Dame opponents will
square off as Pin-due takes on
fowa. Taking into consideration
Purdue’s fine showing against
Northwestern, without the full
time services of Harry Szulbor
ski, a victory for the Boiler
makers is expected. Also in the
conference, Illinois and Ohio
State are the favorites in skir
mishes with Wisconsin and
Indiana. Non-conference con
tests give the odds to Michi
gan State and Northwestern as
they oppose Marquette and
Notre Dame takes the long
train ride to Seattle to play
Howie Odell’s Washington
Huskies, who threw a big scare
into Minnesota when Hugh
McElhenny returned-ihe.open
ihig kickoff '-®?’ yards -for a
touchdown, •jtVe plan to we the
same lineup^hat opened against
Indiana, with the possible ex
ception of left guard where the
injured Frank Johnson may be
back at his old position. As
suming Notre Dame can get
organized a little earlier in the
game 4han it did last week, the
sellout crowd of 58,000 will wit
ness an outstanding football
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ATHENS, Ga.. Sept. 30.—
Philosophical football note for
Patsy Rocco, safety man for
the University of Georgia’s
Bulldogs, has a pair of work
gloves tacked to his wall here.
He explains: "They remind
me what I’d have to do if I
ever thought football was too
tough and quit school.’’
Lesane, Virginia Star,
III as Miami Invades;
W. and L. Rated Even
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RICHMOND. Va.. Sept. 30.—
Jim Lesane, the University of Vir
ginia’s star southpaw passer, may
miss tomorrow’s football came
here with Miami University of
Lesane has been stricken with a
virus infection. If the sophomore
ace doesn’t see action against
Miami, the Cavaliers’ chances of
beating the Ohio eleven will take
a dip. *
Lesane entered last week’s game
with George Washington in the
second period and promptly heaved
a 29-yard touchdown pass.
The Cavaliers are expecting an
aerial' game of Miami. This was
evident yesterday when Joe Mc
Cary, last year’s Cavalier captain,
re-enacted his old role and threw
plenty of passes in depicting Mel
Olix, Miami sharpshooter.
Washington and Lee’s fullback
Henry Mastrlann may miss to
morrow’s contest with West Vir
ginia at Charleston, W. Va., due to
a leg Injury. The Generals are due
to arrive in Charleston tonight.
They haven’t defeated West Vir
ginia since 1939 but are rated even
in this one.
A great deal of the Generals’
hopes will rest on the shoulders of
Gil Bocetti, sophomore quarter
sack, whose ball-handling and run
ning last tpeek sparked the team
to a 27*7 victory over Furman.
William and Mary Coach Rube
McCray said, "There'll be some
sophomore in our lineup against
Virginia Tech tomorrow.” The In
dians meet the Gobblers at Wil
McCray said Center Bob Finn
had been moved to right tackle.
At Virginia Military Institute,
Coach Tom Nugent was impressed
with the passing and Improved
generalship of Joe Veltri, who
likely will fill the air with aerials
against George Washington at
Lynchburg Saturday night.
Two sophomores, Walt Nelms and
Bob Tiller, may see considerable
action Saturday night for the Uni
versity of Richmond Spiders at
Virginia Tech’s lineup "for the
William and Mary tilt also has
been blostered by players making
their first appearance on the var
sity. Three sophomore baokflelders
will include Dewey Wool wine.
Eustice Frederick and Ki Luczak.
Senior District Linksmen
Have Oct. 9 Deadline
The District Golf Association
today announced details for the
annual senior championship tour
nament to be held Thursday. Oc
tober 11, at Congressional Coun
try Club.
Low gross scorer in the event
for members of member clubs who
are at least 55 years of age will
be the senior champion but net
prizes will be awarded in age
qlasses, 55-60, 61-65 and 66 and
over. Entries close October 0 at
the host club with Albert E.
Steinem. Francis E. McArdle and
Dr. Thomas A. Utz are co-chair
| Football on Air |
By Hit Associated Press
Tomer rew.
(Eastern Standard Time t
North Carolina ra. Georgia—1:45 P.m.,
ABC. from Chapel Hill. N. C.
Penn State rs. Army—1:55. MBS. from
West Point.
Roundup—2:30. CBS. three-hour sum
mation of approximately 20 games. In
cluding direct pickups.
. Georgia Tech vs. Tulane—3. NBC. from
New Orleans.
Penn State r«. Army—1:80. NBC-TV
(even Eastern cities, from West Point.
Columbia eg. Harvard—1:30, CB6-TV.
to New York and Boston only, from New
York. _
Sunday—Chicago Bears rs. Chicago
Cardinals—ABC-TV, 3:25 p.m., from Chi
Monday—Philadelphia Saglea ys. De
troit Lion a. ABC-TV, 0 p.m., from De
troit. _
Three years ago—Billy Her
man was signed as manager
of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
RED SOX WIN COIN TOSS—Flipping a half dollar in the Chicago office of American League
President Will Harridge (left background) to determine site of playoff should Sox afid New
York Yankees end regular season in a tie, Sports Writer Warren Brown (center, shows coin
came up “tails” to give Boston the playoff. Looking on are Sportswriters Ed Sainsbury (left),
representing Yankees, and Jerry Liska (right), representing Red Box. —AP Wirephoto.
BUMS ABE BEAMING—Good reasons for grinning were furnished by this trio of Dodgers in
their first-game 9-2 conquest of the Braves at Boston yesterday to net a temporary tie with
the Cards for first place. Preacher Roe, the victorious pitcher, is flanked by Duke Snider (left)
and Carl Furillo, both of whom chalked up three-run homers. Their smiles widened when the
Brooklyns followed with an 8-0 nightcap win that gave them the lead ii\ the race for the
National League pennant. —AP Wirephoto.
A's Tossing 'Works' at Yanks
After Fans Criticize Mack
By the Auociotcd Prm
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—Mild
Earle Mack of the Philadelphia
A’s is the latest to blow a fuse
in the temper-popping heat of
the pennant races.
Earle, 57-year-old son of
venerable Connie is all in a
dither about a flood of wires
and "fan mail" accusing the
A’s of “lying down” against the
New York Yankees.
•Telegrams and special deliv
eries. addressed to Connie Mack,
poured into the visitors’ club
house at Yankee Stadium yes
terday while rain washed out
the ball game.
The A’s lost the first two
games of their final series with
the Yanks. Mr. Mack had
nominated Phil Marchildon, a
sore-armed pitcher all summer,
to work tiie last game.' Much
of the criticism was directed at
that selection.
Son Earle opened the mail
and tore each letter into small
bits. He, fumed and sputtered!
His father was home in Phila
delphia because of an upset
stomach and Earle didn’t want
him to see them.
“Look at all these,” he said,
pointing to the mail. “Why
they even accuse us of lying
down. We try to keep them
from dad, but I’m afraid he
saw some. It’s damned nasty
terrible stuff.
“This is a great game and
it’s a shame to accuse you of
letting another club win a pen
nant. Some of them even say
we're not trying because dad
gave out a story one day pick
ing the Yanks. Never before
did we get anything like this.
It’s terrible stuff.”
As a result of “excessive
criticism,” Earle said he would
switch from Marchildon to
Dick Fowler for today’s game.
Marchildon “worked” against
Boston September 2, when he
was knocked out in a five-run
first inning. His start against
the Yanks was designed as a
“fair play” move.
Marchildon would have
pitched yesterday if the game
had been played. Normally a
top-flight workman, he pitched
only a total of 16 innings all
season. From May 30 to Au
gust 26 he didn’t throw a ball
in a regular league game.
"My arm /eels all right,” said
Marchildon. "I don’t- know
about'my control. That was the
trouble in Boston.”
Mack made the shift after
the rainout. He said Marchil
don was the “nervous type” and
was “all primed up” for the
Thursday game.
“They aren’t going to point
any fingers at us,” said Earle.
“If Fowler has trouble well use
Carl Scheib. And if he fails
we’ll use Bob Shantz, Lou Bris
sie and Joe Coleman. Maybe
all of them if necessary.
"Our club is mad about those
letters. I wish Marchildon had
gone in there and beaten them.”
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For School Gridders
The team picked to take the
Virginia State scholastic football
championship will try to pick
off Washington-Lee High tonight
when Jefferson High of Roanoke
faces the Generals at the Arling
ton school at 8.
A sellout crowd is expected to
be on hand to watch Washington
Lee, paced by Slingin’ Sam Ebert,
try for its second victory in three
starts this season. The Generals
won over Fort Hill in the opener
and tied with Central, defending
champion of the Washington pub
lic highs, last week.
Two other scholastic games also
are on tap tonight, each starting
at 8. Georgetown Prep visits
Mount Vernon and Osbourn of
Manassas faces Falls Church at
The Washington public highs
had four series games on tap today
with Western at Anacostia, Bell
at Tech, Central at Roosevelt and
Chamberlain at Eastern.
In other games, St. John’s
visited Wilson, HyattsviVe was at
Bethesda, Gaithersburg at Wood
ward, Devitt at St. Albans, Severn
at Friends and Douglas of Balti
more at Cardoso.
Out of town games listed Coo
lidge at Fort Hill, George Wash
ington at Morrison of Newport
News, Blair at Westminster, Rich
ard Montgomery at Herndon,
Landon at Baltimore Friends,
Armstrong at Dunbar of Balti
more and Phelps at Armstrong of
Joe Di Mag Hopes
To Rejoin Yanks
For Bosox Tilts
•y the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Sept. 30.—Lat
est word from Joe Di Maggio is
that he "hopes’* to be in the
New York Yankee lineup for
the week-end series with the
Boston Red Sox.
"I feel much better.” said
Joe yesterday in the Yankee
clubhouse before the game with
the Athletics wast postponed.
"Yesterday in batting practice
it felt as though the bat was
swinging me.”
"I didn’t have any ill effects
after the workout and 1 want
to be in there Saturday if I
can. I .want to sink or swim
with the gang.”
Joe had a visitor in his
brother Tom of San Francisco
who operates the brothers* fa
mous restaurant. Tom is tom
between two camps with Joe
playing for the Yanks and
brother Dominic playing cen
terfleld for the Red Sox.
There are two other brothers
in the Di Maggio family. Mike
still runs a fleet of fishing boats
in San Francisco and Vince,
the former big league outfield
er, just finished the year as
manager of Pittsburgh, Calif.,
in the Class D Far West League.
Today a year ago—The Bos
ton Braves bought Marvin
Rickert from Milwaukee to re
place injured Jeff Heath in
World Series. „
Marlboro Show Headlines Busy
Week End for Area Horse Fans
By Angelina J. Carabelli
Nearby Maryland and Virginia
will provide three horse shows for
Capital fans this week end. Sun
day’s program presented by the
Marlboro Hunt highlights the
To be held on the J. B. Bland
estate at Suitland, Md.. the Marl
boro prise list, both in format and
in planning, presents one of the
finest all-around cards of the sea
son. Many horses competing to
morrow will be entered in the Sun
day show.
Madeira School will be the scene
of the McLean show tomorrow,
beginning at 8 o’clock. Twenty-six
classes are scheduled for ponies,
hunters, jumpers and breeding
stock, with a mule race as an
added feature. The show will bene
fit the McLean Fire Department
and School and Civic League.
The Howard County Hunt also
will hold its annual show tomor
row, beginning at the same time,
at Glenelg, Md. Such outstanding
performers as Bonne Fille, Snap
shot, Irish Chap, Sir Pennard, Sen
Satin and Birthday Party are ex
pected to vie for honors:
All three shows are important
to area exhibitors as points will
toward the 1949 State and
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Cooper-Titone Bout
At Turner's Monday
Three more prominent local
lighters have been added to the
Monday night program at Turner’s
Arena which features Jimmy
Cooper of Washington against
Charley Titpne of Brooklyn in a
featherweight 10-rounder.
Marshall Clayton, former Army
lightweight champion who has
taken three straight pro victories
here, is matched against Pedro
Firpo of Camden, N. J„ in another
10-rounder. Booked for opponents
yet to be selected are Pat Thomas,
former Golden Glover with a rec
ord of five straight kayo victories,
and Danny Petro, slugging South
east feather. They will battle in
five-round supporting numbers.
Another 10-rounder previously
booked brings out Ken Stribling,
local middleweight champion,
against Holly Mims, another local
battler. In all, 40 rounds of boxing
are scheduled.
Louis, Cestac Won t use
Headgear in Exhibition
To make Monday night’s Joe
Louis exhibition against Abel Ces
tac at Griffith Stadium more like
a real fight, the two principals
have agreed not to use protective
headgear usually worn in such
events. They will use 14-ounce
Cestac, who will be seconded by
Jack Dempsey, is reported to em
ploy a bobbing and weaving style
similar to ifcsnpto** Louis wll)
report in Washington either to*
day or tomorrow and work oat at
Liberty A. C.t while Cestac is due
here Sunday.
Joe Louis to Receive
Brith Sholom Award
By th« Associated Press
Brith Sholom’s 1949 national
sports award will be presented to
former Heavyweight Boxing cham
pion Joe Louis October 5.
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Major Leagues Set
For Extra Games if
Races Are Tied
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, Sept. 30. —The
American and National Leagues
girded for possible pennant play
offs today as the major league
races moved toward an unprece
dented windup.
Both flag fights appeared cer
tain to go down to the final day,
or beyond, to decision, possibly
pushing back the scheduled Octo
ber 5 start of the World Series.
There have been close races and
playoffs before but never the likes
of this with dead-heat finishes
looming in both the big circuits
at the same time.
With three days to play, the
New York Yankees and Boston
Red Sox are tied for the Ameri
can League lead and the Brook
lyn Dodges hold a thin half
game edge over the St. Louis
Cardinals in the National.
Both league headquarters set
up mechanics yesterday for play
offs in case of ties.
If it’s a dead heat in the Na
tional, a best two-of-three game
series will decide the pennant. The
first game would be at St. Louis
Tuesday, October 4 with the
second and third at Brooklyn
October 6 and October 7.
If the Red Sox and Yankees
wind up a tie in the American, a
single game at Boston’s Fenway
Park will decide the issue Monday,
October 3.
If there’s a draw in the Ameri
can League only, the World Series
will open on schedule Wednesday,
October 5. If a National tie
develops, the series schedule will
have to undergo a complete re
Five years ago—Hal New
houser won his 29th game for
Detroit, beating Washington, as
Tigers remained in tie with St.
Louis for first place.
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