The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.12.1944, Blaðsíða 6

The White Falcon - 30.12.1944, Blaðsíða 6
& AP CI ALL-AMERICAN PACKS POWER WITH 7 ' Air Cadet Otto Graham, the sensational backfield ace for the North Carolina Pre Flight triple-threat team, made the All-American at Northwestern last year and now has been chosen by the Associated Press to be one of the stalwarts for the GI eleven -— recently selected by the news service. Sgt. Jack Russell of Randolph Field, Texas, (end); Guard Garrard Ramsey, Bainbridge Navy, Md., former William and Mary ace; and Lt. Leonard Eshmont, Nor- man Navy, Okla, previously with Fordham, are repeat- ers on the All-GI team. The team looks like this: LE Sgt. Jack Russell Randolph Field 6-1" 215 lb Raylor LT Lt. (JG) Jos. Stydahar, Fl. City Navy, Cal. C-4 260 W. Va. LG Garr. Ramsey, SP (A)lc Bainbr. Navy, Md. 6-1 195 Wm. & M. G A/C George Strohmeyer Iowa Pre Flight RG Russell Letlow, CSP Camp Perry, Va. RT Ens. J. Woudenb., St. Mary's Pre Fit, Cal. RE Lt. Nick Susoeff^ Second AF BACKFIELD: A/C Otto Graham, NC Pre Fit ', 0-0 190 Northwest Sgt. Charles Trippi, Third AF 5-11 185 Georgia Lt. 'William Dudley, Randolph Field 6-0 185 Virginia Lt. Leonard Eshmont, Norman Navy, Okla. 5-11 180 Fordham 5-9 205 Tex. A&M 6-2 230 S. Franc. 6^-3 220 Col. Coll. 6-1 210 Wash. St. Sportswriters Name Widdoes 'Coach Of Year' Ohio State's coach, Carr- oll Widdoes, was voted the Coach of the Year in an annual sports writer's poll. Widdoes, who coached an undefeated team, was given 75 votes to 20 for Col. Earl Blaik of Army who was sec- ond. Fritz Crisler of Michig- an was third with seven vot- es. Jim Lookabaugh of the SNAVELY RELEASED AS CORNELL'S COACH Carl Snavely was releas- ed from his coaching con- tract at Cornell recently. He has been in conference with North Carolina officials and it is likely will head the Tarr heel eleven once again. Benny Leonard Awarded Trophy By Ring Scribes Lt. Comndr. Benny Leon- ard of the U.S. Maritime Ser- vice will be presented with the Edward Jay Neil Trophy by the New York Boxing Writers at their annual dinn- er next month. Leonard, former light- weight champ who retired undefeated in 1925, is the biggest booster of boxing in the service. He has appeared at Bond rallies and other public functions for war re- lief. Baseball's Mentors Give Okay To Night Games Unlimited night ball and the banning of the use of parks by pro football teams until the baseball season is completely finished, are two of the decisions reached by big league owners at their recent meeting. Oklahoma Aggies was fourth witli six votes and Howie Odell of Yale was tied with Jeff Cravath of Southern California for fifth place with five votes each. DEMPSEY—FIRPO BOUT COMES TO IBC SCREENS The third in the series of great ring fight pictures, "Kings of the Ring," is now touring the Nissen Hut Cir- cuit on GI film No. 68. Feat- ured in this edition are the famed ring classics with the old Manassa Mauler - Jack Dempsey himself — in acti- on against Georges Carpent- ier. Also featured is the battle wherein Luis "Angel" Firpo knocked Jack out of the ring. Miami Gets Pro Football Miami, Fla., was granted a franchise in the newly-org- anized All-American Pro Football League which hopes to operate next season. COWLES DISCHARGED— RETURNS TO DARTM'TH Ossie Cowles who coach- ed Dartmouth to six of sev- en straight eastern inter- collegiate basketball titles received his discharge from the Navy and will return to the Indians on the first day of the new year. Mack, At 82, Wants To See Team At Top Connie Mack celebrated his 82nd birthday on Dec- ember 23. At that time he announced to the world at large that his one ambition is another pennant for his Philadelphia Athletics. Navy Bowlers Push In Game Toppling 1,813 pins to win high team honors and notch- ing no fewer than 644 pins to take the laurel wreath in the five man one-game vis- a-vis, the Navy this week became the newest leaders in Class D of the IBC Bowl- ing League. Meantime, League A looks to the dynamic Eight Bails for guidance. The B keglers are on the alert with the Alertments and in League C, the Yanks, are coming on like gangbusters: Pvt. George Metsopulos, the Newark, N. J., Flash, bowled a terrific 202 to take single high game honors. While winning this category, "Metz" fell behind his brill- iant IBC three-game record of 523 by knocking down on- ly 459 wooden soldiers. Though the star of the Four Strikes and a Spare is in top form, he'll need plenty of help from his teammates to win from the Yanks who are leading C. League by seven points. This thriller comes off at ARC Club 14 tomorr- ow at 1330. With his 202 single game total and the 523 for a three- game total, Pvt. Metsopulos holds two IBC crowns which have yet to be challenged. NEBH. TURNS BACK MINN.. 55-54 IN EXTRA PERIOD Nebraska received its ini- tial defeat at the ten hands belonging to Minnesota this week. Final score of this ov- ertime battle read 55 to 54. Clarence Hermensen of the Gophers dropped 27 points to. cop high-scoring honors. Bob Lehrman tossed two free throws from the 15 foot mark in the last minute of the hectic game to assure victory for the Minnesota five. Colorado returned to the court after an absence of a year to register a 64 to 43 victory over Missouri. OTHER RESULTS: Kansas 63 Kan. State 40 Great Lakes 60 Purdue -47 Byrnes Bans Racing For Duration To Give War 'Utmost Effort' Horse racing and dog racing throughout the U.S. will eud on January third as the result of action taken last Saturday by War Mobilization Director James F. Byr- nes to curb all professional sports for the duration. Officials of some 80 tracks in 17 states expressed their willingness to cooperate with Byrnes' "request," but the Government is prepared to enforce compliance, if necessary. Byrnes has asked the War Manpower Commission to withdraw all authorization for track labor and directed 386 Points As Navy, Bears Maintain Lead A dozen quints scored 386 points at the Andrews Field- house in a half dozen not- so-hectic games this week. The Bears won on a forfeit from the Orioles, while the Navy continued on its merry streak when they downed the Rangers by the count of 68 to 26. Still in a tie for top honors are the Bears and Navy fives. RESULTS: Commandoes "Flyers 63 28 Fess Orioles 32 20 Bears Orioles 2 0 Navy Rangers 68 26 Commandoes Rangers 44 29 Panthers Flyers 53 21 Giants Release Miller To 'Frisco, Coast League Pitcher Ken Miller has been released to the San Francisco Pacific Coast Lea- gue by the New York Giants. His transfer was in part pay- ment for pitcher Ray Har- rell..Miller, 26 and 4-F in the draft, won ten and lost 13 with the Jersey City club last summer. At the same time, the Pac- ific Coast League announc- ed the purchase of outfield- er Jojo Whiter from the Cin- cinnati Reds. NYU Brooklyn 57 48 Yale Marshall , 60 42 Okla Penthalon Mil. 44 39 Temple Princeton 42 •25 Great Lakes Illinois 52 49 Penn State Bucknell 32 30 Wisconsin Iowa Sea Hawks 51 43 Tennessee NYU 50 48 Corpus Christi Naval 63 Texas Aggies 20 Brooklyn W. Kentucky 49 45 - the Office of Defense Trans- portation to take whatever steps might be needed to ban travel to and from the tracks, whatever the deadline for their closing. The War Mobilization Dir- ector explained his action by saying in part: "The exist- ing war situation demands the utmost effort that the people- of the U.S. can give to the support of its armed forces in the production of needed war materials. The operation of race tracks is not conducive to this all-out war effort." The effects of the ban will be felt mostly in Florida and California where plans for the winter meetings had gone ahead as usual. Santa Anita track near Los Angeles was scheduled to dpen today — the first time since the war began. Byrnes also announced that he has asked Selective Service to review the draft , qualifications of all deferred professional athletes. The New York Times quot- ed B3Tnes as saying that neither he nor the public could understand how men 18 to 26 who are adjudged physically unfit for military service could continue "to compete with the greatest athletes of the nation in games demanding physical fitness. They prove to thous- ands by their physical fitn- ess on the football field and baseball diamond that they are physically fit and are able to perform military ser- vices as are the eleven mil- lion men in uniform." Baseball officials, includ- ing National League presi- dent Ford Frick, said they will cooperate in any action the Government might take regarding the 1945 playing season, but recall that Presi- dent Roosevelt gave baseball the "green light" early in the war. Experts Term Browns 'Surprise 0! Year* The feat of the St. Browns Louis winning the pennant was voted by the AP sport- ing experts as the "Surprise of the Year." Second place surprise honors went to the Army for its 59 to 0 triumph over the Notre Dame eleven. Show honors went to Bob Hamilton's upset in the PGA final.

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