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Albaufcloned Planus CompetitivexJrid Field's Loss of Man- - t Power Is Not Blamed Pin Toppling Open Here Soon Keglers to Have Ogden League; Kosof in Charge Five Vets Return But Too Many Shipping Orders officials Athletics of the Hill Field Army Air Base are not planning on producing: a gridiron representative for the 1943 season, it was disclosed early today, thus adding to the list of colleges and service teams ever-growi- ng that have discarded the football sport for the duration. it Be Hill understood, however, that Field is not dropping the game due to a shortage of" manpower. It is abandoning the game because of the almost impossible task of maintaining a team of any respectable size, and with the same players from start to finish of the season, in the face of constant shipments of troops. Unless the local grid moguls could find a suitable number of experienced performers from among the ranks of men in the few organizations, they would continually be losing key players through transfers and overseas movements. And such would definitely not be conducive to a good brand of football. Both Capt Carl Menger, physical Texas training head and former high school coach, and Lit. Richard Pickens, athletic officer, want a team. But, they do not want to field an outfit whose personnel would always be changing. Not semi-permane- - 10 Hill Field, Hill Field Army Basketeers Look to Successful Season Verdonckt and T Local Cage Smith Back For Campaign inr nt non-co- ns . Touch League Regardless of whether or not Hill Field Army Air Base has a club to enter competition with nearby colleges and other mill tary installations (it was recently announced by Fort Douglas and the Salt Lake Army Air Base that they would enter the intermoun tain grid picture) touch football will be a part of the recreation setup here. Within two weeks the athletic calendar will list two leagues, com prising teams from all organizations on the base. The enlarged facilities of the physical training office are such now that there is space for five regulation size football fields. The touch-tackl- e teams will be comprised of 11 men and not or. toe six-mvariety. . an Van Meeteran Is Medalist Carl Van Meeteran, a Depot Sup ply employe working in warehouse 43, sprang somewhat of an upset day when he turned in a sizzling clubs, both at home and away, Max, Buddy on Tour of ASC Buddy Baer, former world's heavyweight champion and erstwhile title contender, respec Max and left the Sacramento Air Service Command headquarters, where they are physical training for an extended tour of tively, have non-com- s, ASC installations within the United States. Oglahoma City area command is scheduled to be their first stop, The two brothers will give exhi-onions ana a series of talks on their physical training program at McCIellan Field. Because they have been at Hill Field twice in the past six monts. it is doubtful if they will stop here during their present trip. Field Boxers In Exhibitions f Of UIMJ LarillVal uiiucr or 10 10 warn nil Willi medalist honors in the qualifying Four Hill Field boxers play of the 1943 Ogden city cham- - tional color to Ogden's lent add! Twenty pionships over the rolling country xourtn street USO carnival last ciud course. Van Meeteran, a former caddy, Monday night when they put on two d exhibitions. These swept through his first and quarter-same leather throwers are boxing final round matches with simi lar scores of 3 and 2, only to lonignt with the rest of Lieutenant lose in the to the de Dick Pickens' team at Wendover. Corp. Ben France, 165, tangled fending champion. Dee Richards. Richards, with six birdies during with Pvt Booker T. Smith, 175, ine and and Corp. Francis Kelly, 135, mixed play, was red-hVan Meeteran had --annarentlv it with Pvt. I C. Phillips. 145. .r rr JCU. There were no decisions. wilts three-roun- semi-fina- ls m-no- ie ot -- 1 A. st enjoy." - Staff Sgt. Maxie Kosof will pervise all bowling activities, ui! requests tnat bowlers contact hisj as soon as possible at the Speciil Services office in the Base l nasium, or by calling extensioi' I gym-- fiirm lyjiiy.iiiiwuii.il M ... On the new basketball court of the recently- INITIAL ACTION ooened cymnasium in the barracks area, two of lieutenant Richard workout. Fran Smith Pickens cage stars get In a little (left) receives the ball from George Verdonckt, stellar guard. For further details see story, left of picture. (Photo by Sergeant George Kinney, Public Relations staff.) pre-seas- on ASC Installations Indicate Plans For Grid Season Where the colleges and univer sities have dropped out of the football picture, the Air Service Command is stepping in to give a helping hand to the war torn athletic set-uBoth the Rome ASC and the Spokane ASC, each with a sprinkling of veteran football play ers, have announced their inten tions of fielding competitive teams this year. , p. And. it is understood that the Sacramento ASC, an organization that has been outstandingly strong in all phases of sports for several years, will make public its 1943 schedule within the next several weeks. McCIellan Field's 1942 agre gation was considered one of the strongest service elevens on the Pacific coast. Pocatello Base Is Scheduling Tilt With U. of Idaho POCATELLO. Idaho, Sept (Special to the Hillfielder) A track and field meet between the Unl versity of Idaho, Southern branch, and the Pocatello army air base is being scheduled,'- it was revealed here today. With this annoucement, it was indicated that other athletic events between the two organizations may be slated within the near ifuture. - - Hill - 1 Threats Workout Initial Practice Scheduled for Last of Month Manpower shortages on the bas ketball front aren't troubling LA. R. E. Pickens, Base physical training officer and coach of the Hill Field court aggregation. Despite the fact that only. two holdovers are left on the field from only the schedule but all practice last year's team, Coach Pickens sessions could easily be affected is confident that a winning squad will be out on the hardwood to by an indefinite lineup. base. Veterans Back represent the hill-to- p "With the facilities of the new first-string men are back Five from the 1942 edition, and Pickens gymnasium available for the team would have little trouble in secur- to practice, tne loss oi veterans year's outfit shouldn't ing a good turnout. He indicated from last serious," he said. this morning that, should the call be too two men from the 194Z-4- 3 The for practice be issued he would are: five George Verdonckt, Sgt. least at expect a response from 50 men. His biggest worry would of the Medical Detachment, and be probable loss of players at any Cpl. Francis "Wild Horse" Smith, two forwards around PT time. Lt Pickens whom hopes to build comes Just in case a change about and an attempt is made to his squad. organize a Hill Field eleven, the College Games Menger-Pickementoring conv Smith, a fast breaking type of bination has a pair of capable player, was a key man in the last wingnien that it can count on, basketball campaign, and also was Capt. foe Mazzeri, former little one of the team's top scorers. As from Kansas State his running mate in the forward and Cpl. Fran Smith, end sensa- slots will be Verdonckt, a six tion from Southern Illinois Col footer, formerly of Lawrence Tech lege. in Detroit The latter also con Three seasoned bacKfield men tributed a large share of the hoop- comprise the nucleus around which sters totals, averaging ' Pickens would build his squad. around scoring eight points per game. All are adept at ball toting and A call for players will probably would form a distinct threat to be made around the end of Sep the opposition, The trio of hard tember, Lt Pickens stated. While hitting backs are: Capt. Bob Af- - no definite scheduling has been flick, Sgt George Verdonckt and done, he promises games with col Cpl. Noah Valades. lege, independent, and service - Ogden Utah Hill Field military bowlers in for a busy season this wJ with kegling activity being pial ior BQw on ana on tne Wednesday, September 8, 1943 Alleys on the field, topost, orovwJ an opportunity for soldier sonnel to bowl more- freon.H. anaJ at. 1rawer cost, are ranii. nearing completion. These secured through the efforts of Col Lilburn D. Fator, Base coq. manding officer, and the Post Ej. change Council. In addition, following last w. successful program, leagues f both officers and enlisted mea m now ucing urgamzea unaer tbt direction of Capt. Carl & Mener duel ui wnoi aim case opeciii Services section. All league games will be toM in Ogden, to leave the woofa ways on the field available for accordini open play at all times, .... T 'to addition tin uspb ivienger.thatin all units captain urged the field organize teams 'to con. league. pete in tne mtra-PoKosof in Charge "Bowling is a friendly and em leisurely activity, yet at the ami time provides plenty of exercia and competition," he said, "ui it is a sport that the amateur eu1 Louis Not to Appear Here! Sgt. Joseph Louis Barrow, mm easily recognized as Joe Lm world's heavyweight boxing ehs pion, will not include Hill Ffc. exMbsJa y on his present tour of army installations tareopVl out the continental United Stfttft, it was officially learned today. 100-da- In Local Golf Captain James McAlvin, recent winner of the Ogden Country club championship, was upset in the first round of the present Ogden city .tournament .when .he .was edged out by Dr. Leslie Fonts over the country club course last Sunday. McAlvin had been considered an early favorite to cop the title. Hill Field's only other qualifier in the tourney, Capt. Ted Bruno, lost his initial match to Ray Goates, Ogden Arsenal recreation director, by the same score, in me consolation DracKet mc- Alvin defaulted to Bruno, and the latter will meet Arnold Peterson in the semi-finthin afternoon. 1-u-p, p. al sirs. Mae wanamaxer, wire oi Jari Menger, opwj vaptam Services officer, was told by CaL William Beveridge. Ninth ServW Command officer in charge of ipH cial services, that Louis will fl appear at any camps within s state of Utah. Louis' routing being done by the War Department, and it was indicated tM troon DODUlation i Hill Field' not sufficient enough to wanti a visit by the Brown Bombev Louis is expected to go aw following compleW immediately v- n ftoMw tnr a series base appearances at overseas r.. Kich son, W . ' a sparring partner, r ' im. i i . . pin of simon-pur- e matches In 1985, 86 and S7. Wank, who plays to a four handicap, went to the semi- - "over. i c fIfi Released; Looms to Grid the best golfers on the field Is Sgt Bill Wank, who was a com- pettier la three national amateur events, having played in the king--- want DOXer. Ir ars tn w Capt A B. Wanamaker, and final- - Ws 1st in the Ogden country club's OlllAkTV ity womens' title affair held several weeks ago, is ranked as a leading contender for the Ogden city la- dies' golf crown, qualifying rounds being held today. Upwards of 40 feminine players are exoeoted vie for medalist honors. 'a 'Robinson, coioreu SeptJ PARRIS ISLAND, S. atnirwioh Georgias (fr halfback who w the from discharged on Saturday "because he $ cally unqualified for cate class " may report n- the Detroit Lions of the professional football W & u air.korlrh in tne football draft last sprms- - v...bi. Several other enlisted men who are In the better than average class day where he was defeateo or golfers are Coroorals Henry Perry, k Red" Taylor and Johnny "Saulnts" MeKeaa, ast rcWtee Mead. Taylor shoots consistently in OASO EsfcgineeHng tli?T, Eg: OGDEN SERVICE LEAGUE tne tow etgnties, while Mead, who toth on 1M ( "T--s- s Third Round Standings te open m bv W. L. Pet. oniy started playing the game sev ago. breaks 100 quite Hill Field Army npetttlesi with mo" t 1 .7M eral months and last Saturday kaaM Mtfen as ma Naval Supply Depot ..1 1 .750 frequently A. 8. F. Depot ClvIL .. Lleyd 1 JUH turned in an 87 over the El Monte course. si oeorge o Ogden Arsenal ....... HiU Field Civil. 1 t4 50 Dick McKean, who only a short Another OUtSMMiu. A. 8. F. Depot Army . . jf time ago gained state-wid- e prom goner is no" it Tonight's Schedule: 6:00 p. m. Hill Field Civilians inence when he ousted Profession- g branch No. 4. Whitman, vs. Hill Field Army. op Tedesco Schneiter from ooen the Tedesco out of the 8:15 p. m. Naval Supply Depot tOUrnev befora hn Wtla AmmrnmA In I nitartar.rin!. WSS ellm .Mt I vs. Utah A. S. F. Civilians. the finals by Pro. George Sennet- - the SLO amateur champw of the Choc Brooms, weu- ter, went to the "Keep 'Em Flying" salt Lake City amateur tilt Satur- - golfer. Standings! P- w SV SnsSStUlsBBBV ..-- semi-fina- ls a.