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By Cardinals Helps Keep Bears in Race By th» Associated Press NEW YORK, Dec. 5.—The Chi cago Bears, who staved oil a last half Pittsburgh Steelers rally yes terday to win, 30-21, remained in the running today for the Western Division title in the National Foot ball League. The Bears victory combined with a last-second loss by the Los An geles Rams to the Chicago Car dinals to postpone a decision on the Western champion until the final league games next Sunday. The Rams bowed to the Cards. 31 to 27, in a thriller at Los . Angeles. The Cards, behind 24 to 10 going into the last quarter, spurted to victory with three late touchdowns. Los Angeles still leads the West ern Division with a record of 7 victories. 2 losses and 2 ties. The Bears are right behind with an 8-3 record. A Bears victory and a Rams’ loss would give the title to Chicago. The Bears play the Cards and Los Angeles is host to the Washington Redskins Sunday. Title Game December 18. The divisional winner will meet the Philadelphia Eagles. Eastern champion, for the National League title December 18. Philadelphia trounced the New York Giants yesterday, 24 to 3. The Rams’ setback came as the final gun sounded. Paul Christ man’s pass sailed 24 yards to Billy Dewell in the end zone for the winning touchdown. More than 74,000 home fans sat dazed at the whirlwind Cardinal comeback. At Chicago, the Bears jumped into a 30-to-7 lead before the Steflers came to life. Bpbby Gage, former Clemson acei sparked Pittsburgh's surge with aYpcord run. The 175-pound halfback raced. 97 yards from scrimmage to match the league mark set by Andy Uram of Green Bay in 1939. Julie Rykovich scored three times for the Bears, twice on 1 yard plunges and again on a 19 yard toss from Johnny Lujack. John Hoffman counted Chicago’s other touchdown on a 3-yard bolt. George Blanda kicked a 33-yard field goal for the other Bear points. Eagles Are Easy Winners. The Eagles had an easy time bowling over the Giants. New York scored first on a 35-yard: field goal in the initial quarter by Ben Agajanian, then stopped Philadelphia drives on the three-; yard line and one-foot marker.! Frank. Reagan bolted 41 yards with a punt in the second toj score the first Eagle touchdown. Philadelphia scored twice in the third period. Tommy Thompson teamed with End Neill Armstrong onta 45-yard pass play for one. Then Fullback Joe Muha inter cepted a pass by Charles Conerly on the Giants’ 27 and raced across. Cliff Patton added a 13 yard field goal. In Detroit the Lions got out of the National League cellar for the first :fhne since 1945. Bo Me Millin’s boys edged out the New York Bulldogs, 28 to 27, the margin being an extra-point kic’|i blocked by the Lions’ lies Binga man. Detroit had to come from behind after blowing a 21-7 half time edge. Maryland Turf Betting Drops; Laurel Hit Hard By the Associated Press BALTIMORE, Dec. 5. —Fol lowers of Maryland horse racing pushed $86,474,462 through the pari-mutuel windows this year—a drop of $8,711,217 from the total for last season. Bowie, which closed its fall sea son Saturday, became the eighth track in the State to register a decrease from 1948 figures. Its closing-day handle brought the 1949 total to $19,426,534, com pared tottst year’s $21,398,698. The ov plant to show an in crease in its handle was Marlboro, whi|h' underwent a vast renova tions for its summer session. The half-mile track saw its betting rise from $2,667,842 to $3,373,287. Laurel—which with Pimlico, Bowie and Havre de Grace makes up the "big four” of Maryland ovals—suffered the sharpest drop, from $20,678,833 to $15,440,474. Some of the decline in wagering at the flat tracks was attributed to the operation of three harness plants, only one of which operated in 1948. ITiis year $11,751,937 was bet at sulky races in the State. Tom's Auto Basketers Win in County League Tom’s Auto drove to an easy 56-21 victory over Elks Club in a Montgomery County Parks Basket Ball League game last night. In other league contests Silver Spring Athletic Club beat VFW, 31-23; Myron Cowell trounced GPO, 47-24; Ig-Nor edged Coles ville, 32-31, and Kensington de feated Bethesda - Chevy Chase Respue Squad, 47-37. • . $ There is no other drink in the world like CHAMPEER a sparkling :ipalt liquor aind it’s less expensive than a highball CM It- HCUftICH BUG. CO. WASHINGTON. P. C IN GOOD COMPANY—Doak Walker (third from left), Southern Methodist’s great back, dropped by the Notre Dame dressing room Saturday in Dallas to offer congratulations and remain long enough for a picture. Left to right are Emil Sltko, Leon Hart, Walker and Bob Williams. Walker sat out his team’s 27-20 defeat because of a leg injury. _—AP Wirephoto. Irish Won't Be Half as Strong Next Year, Coach Leahy Says By the Associated Press DALLAS, Dec. 5.—Notre Dame’s gridiron champions are on the way home boasting the greatest four-year record in Fighting Irish history—but take it from Coach Frank Leahy, they accomplished it in the nick of time. Next year, laments that rugged individualist among pessimists, his team can’t hope to be half as strong as the 1949 outfit which he called “the greatest team I ever coached.” Happy that they were pble to finish four seasons without de feat while winning 36 games and tying two. the Irish still are talk ing about the thunderous game they had here Saturday when it required every ounce of drive and fight to turn back Southern Methodist, 27-20. From this year’s great team— voted No. 1 in the Nation and called national champion of col legiate football—Leahy loses nine and one-half starters. And from the remainder of his first-string squad, 10 more depart. That one-half starter comes about in this manner: Bob Lally and Fred Wallner divided time at one guard position. Lally is through but Wallner has another year. Notre Dame is swept clean of AU Americas. Giant Leon Hart, that peerless wingman; Jim Martin, that tremendous tackle, and Emil (Six-Yard) Sitko, that blasting fullback, now belong to Fighting Irish gridiron history. Others lost from the starting team are End Bill Wightkin, Tackle Ralph McGehee, Guard Frank Johnson, Center Walt Groth aus and Backs Francis Spaniel and Larry Coutre. Bob Williams, brilliant quarter back who outpassed the South west’s pass-h%ppy boys in the Southern Methodist game, comes back to keep Wallner company. Others lost from the squad are Ends Doug Waybright and Ray Espenan, Tackles August Cifelll, Ed Hudak and A1 Zmijewski, Guards Steve Oracko (that extra point genius) and Jim Dailer, Quarterbacks Gerald Begley and George Dickson and Fullback Mi chael Swistowicz. Thirteen fellows with varsity ex perience return, six of whom were sophomores this season: Backs John Petltbon, Bill Barrett, BUI Gay, John Landry, Ernie Zalejski, Fidel Gander and Williams; Center Jerome Groom, Guards Wallner and Paul Bums, Tackle Bob Toneff and Ends Jim Mutscheller and Bill Flynn. Barrett, Gander, Mutscheller, Toneff, Petitbon and Burns were sophomores this year. Leahy says: "We will lose five games next year.” The schedule is about as tough, although Notre Dame plays only nine games. This means Indiana, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tulane, Navy, Michigan State, North Carolina, Iowa and Southern California. Martin's Bakery Gains Round 2 in Soccer Martin’s Bakery is in the second round of Stewart Cup soccer play after whipping the Williamsport Wildcats, 2-0, yesterday at Wil liamsport. In Washington and Suburban Soccer League competition Marl boro defeated Uncle Billies, 3-1; Gaithersburg edged Washington French, 1-0; Charles County nipped Greek-American, 1-0, and OSIA trounced Indian Head, 8-0. Kramer Far Ahead at Net ERIE, Pa., Dec. 5 (JP).—Jack Kramer defeated Pancho Gonzales 10—8, 6—3 yesterday to take a 22-4 edge in their Nation-wide professional tennis tour. Brawling Bout Due As Tifone, Llanos Clash Tonight For the second straight week featherweight fighters are fea tured tonight at Turner’s Arena, with Charley Titone of Brooklyn and Art Llanos of Puerto Rico meeting in the 10-round main event. Although both are out-of towners they are no strangers to District fight followers, who have seen them in several hot scraps here. Matchmaker Gabe Menendez is starting early to round up attrac tive fighters for next summer’s outdoor shows and from his cur rent series of featherweight bouts hopes to find suitable opponents for Manual Ortiz and Willie Pep. He is dickering with these cham pions and Ortiz, the bantam king, particularly seems agreeable. Titone has lost only two fights in his pro career and Llanos only one, and all of the defeats came in Washington. Titone lost to Jimmy Cooper and Bobby Bell here. He also beat Cooper and fought a draw with him in Wash ington. Ring folk here like him. He’s a hard hitter for a little fel low and a ready mixer. Llanos is of the same order. His one defeat also was by Cooper. In this Llanos was decked three times, but got up to slug it out. Llanos has won here over Jimmy Watkins, jr.; Johnny Arduini and Lou Yonkers. Lightweights are prominent on the supporting program, with Pat Thomas against Walter Hudson and Marshall Clayton against Jimmy Briscoe in five-rounders. A four-heater opening the show at 8:45 sends Jackie Williams against Scott Richardson. Irish War Vets Win The Irish War Vets football team chalked up a 6-0 victory over Momingside A. C. yesterday at the National Guard Armory Field. Bolling Field Ring Host Bolling Field will play host to Fort Meade in a 10-bout amateur boxing program tonight at 8 o’clock. The public is invited. SPECIAL NEW SAFETY DOOR GLASS ANY MODEL C fi* CA NOT OVER Half Windshield, Not Carved N0T $7.50 AUTO PARTS IN STOCK ANY MAKE CAR PHONE US YOUR NEEDS It you can buy It tor lest we’ll double the difference GLASSER’S 155 FLA. AVE. N.E. PI. 3670 Browns Seek Fourth AAC Title in Game With 49ers Sunday By th» Associated Press CLEVELAND. Dec. 5. —The Cleveland Browns, champions of the All-America Football Confer ence since the Conference’s incep tion in 1946, will attempt to make It four straight titles next Sun day when they play San Francisco here in the playoff Anal. The Browns qualified yesterday by defeating the Buffalo Bills, 31-21 before a crowd of 17,270 in Municipal Stadium, while the 49ers outplayed the New York Yankees before 41,393 in San Francisco. The Browns-Bills playoff was a battle of aerials, with 85 passes setting a new league record. Cleveland's Otto Graham, ace of the AAC, connected with 22 or 43 pitches, two for touchdowns, and had a total of 326 yards. Buffalo's George Ratterman completed 21 of 39 attempts, three of them for touchdowns, and totaled 293 J yards. The Browns had to come from behind twice. They went ahead for good late in the third period on three Graham pitches, the third of 49 yards going to Dub Jones for the deciding touch down. Another in the final quar ter was not needed. Frankie Albert’s passing and running were big factors in the 49ers’ win over the Yankees, who made two last-period bids that barely fell short. Joe Vetrano, place-kicking specialist for San Francisco, kicked a 38-yard field goal and both extra points, run ning his consecutive string to 106. Van Buren Gains 7,050 Yards ' For Record Despite Bad Start ‘ By the Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5.—Steve Van Buren of the champion Phila delphia Eagles apparently isn’t ready for that wheelchair some opponents and pro football experts were ready to buy him earlier this season. The National Football League's famous “wham bam” still is the runninge'st man in the loop. He wasn’t under a full head of steam yesterday but still had enough power to gain 53 yards on 17 carries and erase his own season ground-gaining record of 1,008 yards, set in 1947. j Van Buren now has 1,050 yards on 242 running plays and still has one game to go. It took the Eagles’ seige gun only two seasons to break a mark the oddsmakers were wagering would stand a long time. “Gosh, I thought that 1,008 would hold up a long while,” said Van Buren today as he surveyed his new record-smashing figures. ' “I guess the best thing that happened to me was Tony Cana- j deo (of Green Bay) getting off to such a fine start and taking such a big lead on me in thej ground-gaining race. I just began to run a wee bit harder.” Jack Ferrante, Eagle end, heard Steve utter that "wee bit harder”! remark and commented, “I’d sure; hate to see you run a whole lot harder.” Ferrante was thinking of the Pittsburgh Steelers game in Phila delphia last week. Van Buren ac cidentally smashed into Ferrante while running with the ball and put the end out of action. In the dressing room at half time, Ferrante told Van Buren, ,“Gee, Steve, I’m on your side.” To which the former Louisiana j State ace answered, “Not if you’re in my way, you’re not.” Van Buren started off rather slowly this season and more than one football observer was heard to comment that maybe the Bayou crusher was nearing the end of the pro football line. * But apparently Steve was only warming up to his task. He picked ' up 182 yards against the New York Bulldogs and followed that up with a single-game 205-yard total against the usually tough defensive Pitts- r burgh Steelers. What made his Steeler perform ance even more remarkable was th* fact that the Pittsburgh coaches spent an entire practice week work ing up a special defense to stop Steve. The Eagles had several scat backs out with injuries and the Steelers figured they had a chance if Van Buren was boxed. How long can Van Buren keep up this terrific pace? “I’ll run until the figures tell ma to sit down and rest,-’ says Steve, He ought to know. Schindler Is Auto Victor TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 5 UP).—Bill Schindler, one-legged driver from Freeport, N. Y., won the 10-mil* feature AAA automobile race yes terday. He finished about six lengths ahead of Mark Light of Lebanon, Pa. Doc Shanebrook of Indianapolis was third. 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