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Of Sooners' Rally Is 'Lineman of Week' By th« Associated Press NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 12.—Life wasn't worth living for big Jim Weatherall, college football’s line man of the week, when he missed' the conversion that nearly plunged Oklahoma into defeat last Saturday. But that miss ignited a spark that caused the Sugar Bowl champions to sweep past Texas A. & M., 34-28, and extend their three-year winning streak to 23 games. And out of that last-minute triumph came sufficient praise for the 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pound tackle to make him the day’s top lineman in the eyes of sports writers from coast to coast. ‘‘I thought all our linemen played well,” said Coach Bud Wil kinson, whose Oklahoma team now ranks third in the AP na tional poll, ‘‘but Weatherall was the best. His blocking and tackling were wonderful.” Here was the situation in the dying moments of as thrilling a football game as you’ll ever hope to S661 Oklahoma trailed, 21-28. with less than four minutes to play, in the rugged struggle that had see sawed back and forth. Then Claude Arnold fired a 32-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Billy Vessels. Failure Inspires Sooners. A hush fell over the crowd of 40,000 as the teams lined up for the conversion attempt. Weatherall, who had kicked seven straight extra points in two games, squared away to try to tie the score. But the pass from center was low. That threw Weatherall’s timing off. He missed. The score was 27-28. That did it. Had Weatherall kicked the point, the Sooners probably would have settled for a tie. So would most of the fans, who watched in sympathy as Weatherall—whose line play had been a standout in the game—trudged to the side lines. Then the Big Seven champs caught fire. The Sooners forced Texas A. and M. to punt after the kickoff and started on their own 31, with a minute and 44 seconds remaining. Back into action went Weather all, blocking like a madman. Arnold completed six of seven passes which ate up 65 yards. Fullback Leon Heath churned around left end for the last 4 yards and his third touchdown of the day, with 37 seconds left. Terp Lineman Mentioned. “Who, me?” asked Weatherall when told he was the lineman of the week. “I didn’t think I played that kind of football. I only hope I can play that kind of game (against Texas) this week.” “He played very well,” Wilkinson concluded. “It is a fine thing for Jim and the team.” Other linemen nominated for this week’s honors: Ends—Hal Lokovsek. Washington State; Bud Sherrod, Tennessee; Dan Fold berg. Army; Doug Atkins. Tennessee. Harold Riley, Baylor: Frank Flschell, Arkansas. Bob Moorman, Texa6 Christian. .Pete Augsberger, Maryland; Lowell Perry, Mlch 14 ‘Tackles—Joe Finnegan, Yale: Jim Jerome, Cornell; Bob Gain. Kentucky: BUI Crockett. Rice; Chet Gierula, Maryland; Pug Pearman. Tennessee; Bill Smith, In di^?uards—Les Richter, California: Bob Ward. Maryland; Ted Da Her. Tennessee. Centers—Bob Bates. Texas A&M: Irv Holdash. North Carolina: Bob Davis, Tennessee: Bob Gaige, Cornell. Jets Fade at End, Chicago Evens Roller Derby Series The Washington Jets fell apart in the final period last night at Uline Arena and unless they come back tonight the Chicago West erners will take the lead in their Roller Derby series. Action will start at 8:30. A crowd of 2,114 watched Chi cago outscore the Jets, 8-2, in the last period to chalk up last night’s 19-14 victory. Coach Russ Massro scored a five-point grand slam with only 10 seconds remaining to square the series at one game each. I money saving i time is... J ■ i ■ j LITTLE TAVERN I time j for famous ■ I HAMBURGERS | only 10c I ■ Tasty lunch only 30c ... try and beat it! J For a Tasty Bite ... J J Day or Nite . .. Stop at a J I I I I I I SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED —Gussy Moran, who makes her professional tennis debut in two weeks against Pau line Betz Addie in Madison Square Garden, tries out her back hand and some new leopard panties. Gussy will play at Uline Arena the nights of October 27 and 28, with Jack Kramer and Pancho Segura heading the exhibition matches.—AP Wirephoto. Gonzales Says His Tennis Is OK Again, Wants Another Pro Try By the Associated Prtris LONDON, Oct./ 12. —Pancho Gonzales says he's fully recovered from last winter's disastrous pro tennis tour with Jack Kramer. Now he wants a chance to prove it to the world. The big strapping 22-year-old from Los Angeles has regained his confidence and is playing a bet ter all-around game than ever be fore. “I was whipped when Kramer got done with me last spring,” Pancho admitted while in London for the Wembley Indoor profes sional tournament. “But I spent the summer just resting,” he continued. “Now I really feel like playing tennis again. Maybe my game isn't at its peak and I’m probably not in as good physical shape as I was when that tour started last year, but I think I’m ready. I want to play and that counts a lot.” As of October 15 Pancho is out of a job. He was paid $30,000 a year ago by Bobby Riggs to turn pro. After Pancho’s poor showT ing against Kramer—he won less than a fifth of the matches—Riggs didn’t renew the contract. Gonzales backed up his opinions on his recovery by winning the Wembley tournament singles in a breeze and teaming up with Vet eran Don Budge to win the dou bles. In both events Pancho played brilliantly. His devastating service and tremendous net play brought round after round of applause and cheers from the British customers, who appreciate good tennis almost! as much as they do a cup of tea. John OllifT, one of Britain’s most respected tennis writers, declared that Gonzales’ play in the singles final when he whipped Welby Van Horn in three straight sets was the best seen in England since the war. Gonzales now is trying to line up a tour of his own. “Nothing’s definite right now,” he said, “so I can’t tell you much about it. But I hope to get some thing under way soon. I want to play and I want to show the folks that I can play.” For playing nine sets of singles in the Wembley tournament Gon zales collected 500 pounds ($1,400 dollars). His share of the doubles purse was 200 pounds ($560 dollars). Caps Star! Scrimmages With AU Squad Tomorrow The Caps will tune up for their 1950-51 National Basketball As sociation season in a series of scrimmages with American Uni versity, starting tomorrow. The Caps w'ill scrimmage the Eagles again Saturday and Mon day, Wednesday and Friday of next week. Meanwhile, Coach Bones Mc Kinney has welcomed Frank Kudelka into the fold. Kudelka, who served with the Coast Guard during the war, was assigned to Washington after the Chicago entry in the association dis banded. Tech Jayvees Win Tech Jayvees beat Episcopal High Jayvees, 7-0, at Alexandria yesterday. The Trainers’ O’Cleary scored on a line buck in the first period and Browne added the extra point. Yanks Can Take Lead In Division by Win Over Forty-Niners By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 12.—Leading the National League in scoring, the New York Yanks can take over undisputed possession of first place in the National Conference tonight by beating the San Francisco Forty-Niners at Yankee Stadium. It will be a repeat performance for Coach Red Strader’s men if they win since the Yanks nosed out Buck Shaw’s squad, 21-17, in their first game at San Francisco last month. The Yanks, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are dead locked for the division lead with three victories and one defeat each. Although Zollie Toth, the Louisiana State rookie who is leading the league in ground gaining and Tackle Nate Johnson, one of the Yanks’ key defensive linemen, are on the ailing list the New Yorkers nevertheless will be slight favorites. Zoth may get into action but Johnson definitely is out. The Forty-Niners have re gained the services of Quarterback Frankie Albert, Fullback Joe Perry and Guard Bruno Banducci, and after losing four straight games they should be in an unpleasant mood. San Francisco knocked the Yanks out of the All-America Con ference championship play-offs last year, 17 to 7. The struggling Baltimore Colts have announced the purchase of 'Art Fletcher, rangy Negro end, | from the Los Angeles Rams, for an unannounced price. A sprinter at Washburn College last year, Fletcher weighs 210 pounds and stands 6 feet, 3 J/2 inches. His ad dition gives the Colts a total of four ends. Idle this week, the Redskins have started pointing for their October 22 game with the Chicago Cardi nals at Griffith Stadium, with Coach Herman Ball revamping his backfield defensive setup. Hall Haynes, a slippery ball carrier, has been moved to safety with Fullback Pete Stout replacing him as a ! line-backer. Joe Bartos will take over Stout’s old defensive post at one of the corners. Pittsburgh's Joe Geri, who now tops the league’s pass throwers but was strictly a runner and punter at the University of Geor gia a couple of years ago, admits he is the most unscientific passer in the loop. “I just /:ock my arm and let go,” he says. Geri has completed 14 passes for 218 yards in 27 attempts. GU Harriers Open Season With Victory Georgetown University’s cross country team has a win to start i the season after beating LaSalle !of Philadelphia, 17-46, at George town yesterday. Charles Cappizzoli, Jim Rams and Tom Boorehees were the first Hoya finishers. Hoyas 3 Deep at Quarterback ] As Gagliano Proves Worth One thing Georgetown found out while losing to Tulsa last Satur day was that it has good quarter back insurance in Sophomore Charles Gagliano. With both Tommy Hardiman and Frank Mattingly available at the Hilltop to take care of the ball handling and passing, it ap peared unlikely that Gagliano would get much opportunity this year. But he got a chance against the Golden Hurricane and showed himself to be a smooth operator who can make the team go places. When Hardiman was injured in the Tulsa game, Gagliano came in and directed the Hoyas on their longest and fastest march. In seven plays with Gagliano at quar terback Georgetown moved from its 26 to inside Tulsa’s 5. The drive included a 12-yard pass to Dick Losh and another to Art Gulla that went for a 34-yard gain. One pass was incomplete. The drive failed to give a touch down, although in one play Gulla went over the goal only to have the play called back for a penalty. In this march, Gagliano presented a fine mixture of daring and dis cretion. * With Hardiman recovered from his injury and ready to play against Maryland Saturday and CHARLES GAGLIANO. with Mattingly also due for a lot of action because of his passing talent, it may be that Gagliano won’t play much. But with him available, the coaches won’t have to worry about what to do if both Hardiman and Mattingly aren’t able to go all the way against the tough Terrapins. Maryland (Continued From Page C-l.) Georgetown will have very few sophomores in its starting lineup.1 Coach Jim Tatum of the Terps said yesterday that scout reports show . Georgetown played ’ good football in two quarters bf the Penn State game and one quarter against Tulsa. “If they play that kind of football against us and we don’t come up with our best game, they could beat us.” the Maryland coach added. NOTES—Maryland had a cam pus pep rally scheduled to night, while Georgetown’s home coming festivities start tomorrow. . . . Maryland's football p’ayers are calling Chet Gierula “TV Wig 9 gles” after his television per formance the other night. He was far more nervous than he was with that Michigan State line in front of him. . . Four Washing ton boys are regulars on the Maryland freshman team: George Weikler of St. John’s, tackle on offense: Jimmy Pantos of Central at right half, Leonard Fay of Western and Harvey Lynn of Eastern, guards on defense. Tatum’s mail included a let-, ter from a Maryland alumnus in Michigan who asked the coach to request students to bring Free State flags instead of Confederate flags the next time they come to Michigan. That’s some idea of what a football coach has to put up with . . . Maryland’s three game statistics find Bob Shemon ski leading in ground gained with 138 yards to 135 for Ed Modze lewski and 97 for Johnny Scar bath. Scarbath has completed 12 of 28 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and Pete Augs - , *#• ' I WE MAKE THEM OURSELVES, SO WE KNOW WHAT ■ A GREAT VALUE THEY ARE: OUR FINE ALL-WOOL Nobody has to sell us so we can sell you. We know what a great value these worsteds are . . . because we make them ourselves. From buying top-mill fabrics to tailoring them in our own factories ... we control the quality every inch of the way. We know men in 13 states want these fine clothes ... and we’re geared to deliver it. How about you? The new fall pat ferns are really a treat! OPEN THURSDAY NIGHTS burger is tops in pass receiving with 11 for 91 yards . . . Jake Rowden leads in interceptions with two. Tatum has great respect for Bob Noppinger, who made Tatum’s all-opponent team at end last year. This year the Hoyas have Noppinger at tackje . . . Maryland had a rugged scrimmage session yesterday, but Georgetown was forced to forego contact . , . Georgetown listened to Bill Bat tle's scout reports, while Mary land had Flucie Stewart and Jim Larue scouting Georgetown for two games. Leading Stock Car Racers At Lanham Meet Sunday The Big Four of the West Lan ham Speedway—Wally Campbell. .Ken Marriott, Tommy Coates and Frankie Schneider—will be on hand Sunday for the final stock car racing program of the season. Starting time will be 2:30 p.m. Campbell has been leading point scorer at Lanham the last two years. He tied with Marriott and Coates in features won last year, while Schneider is second to Campbell this year. Schneider collected the biggest purse ever offered for a single event at Lanham when he won the $1,000 hundred-lap championship feature last month. Air Force Area Boxing Scheduled at Bolling Thirty-one fighters represent ing four installations are entered in the Washington area Air Force boxing tournament opening next Tuesday night at Bolling Air Base. Additional bouts will be held October 24, with the finals Thurs day, October 26. Fights will start at 8:30 each night. Admission will be free. Entries are from the Air Weath er Station at Suitland, Arlington Farms, Andrews Air Base and Bolling. Arlington Farms has the heaviest entry with 13, but Bolling with 11 fighters seems to have the edge in talent. Among the Bolling battlers are Bobby Leeper, well known as an amateur fighter here and winner of the Eastern Air Force title last year in the featherweight class, and his brother Walter, also East ern lightweight champ. 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