7 Nov 1957

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7 Nov 1957 - j^TICrystal Ball Picks Corner TOM KOECK MURRAY...
j^TICrystal Ball Picks Corner TOM KOECK MURRAY WARMATH IS NOT WITHOUT AMMUN- ition in the battle to prime his Minnesota football team for an upset effort against Iowa Saturday . . . The frustration of two consecutive shutouts at the hands of one of their keenest rivals should make the Iowa and Buckeyes Gophers fighting mad when they wade in on the kickoff at Iowa City . . . Two years ago it was 26-0 for Iowa and last season the Hawks pulled a 7-0 upset to close out Minnesota's Rose Bowl hopes. Saturday's contest presents the final opportunity opportunity for the large delegation of Gopher seniors to avenge these "insults" and Warmath should have no trouble getting getting his club in the right mental mood . . . On the credit side, the Gophers face this contest in the best physical shape in weeks. Every varsity player except fullback Bob Blakley. who has been confined to the University University hospital with «u, should be ready to help The re- — ^ By JERRY LtSKA CHICAGO WV-Sputnlk II Is a celestial doghouse. The old Midwest Midwest grid seer'i crystal ball could rapidly become one. It gets the heave ho If this isn't the real lowdown: lowdown: Ohio State 14, Purdue 7-Ohlo State's exact caliber isn't easy to peg. However, the Buckeyes whipped whipped Illinois 21-7 and Wisconsin 1613, 1613, while Purdue conquered Illinois Illinois 21-6 and lost to the Badgers 23-14. This regionally televised game could be closer than the next minute. Purdue may have the defensive edge, but Don Clark's running and a little splurge in passing could do it for the Buckeyes. Iowa 13, Minnesota 7—Like Ohio State, Iowa extends its Big Ten turn of quarterback Dick Larson, the Gophers best pass defender, will give Gopher hopes a big boost. Iowa's Randy Randy Duncan is one of the league's most dangerous passers. Larson has been sidelined since he suffered an injury In the Illinois game on Oct. 19 ... Facing the stoutest defensive line in college football against rushing plays, the Gophers are expected to turn loose an aerial barrage to open Iowa's formidable defenses. defenses. Larson, Bobby Cox and Jim Reese will take turns at the tossing ... Iowa needs this victory to keep In line for another Big Ten title, although they are not eligible for the Rose Bowl trip. This could be one of the top grid attractions in the nation if the Gophers decide to play up to their capabilities capabilities . . . Kramer Deserves Honor ANY HONORS FOR "COMEBACK OF THE SEASON" MUST BE awarded to reserve halfback Chuck Kramer, member of the Austin football team which finished the 1957 season with a share of the Big Nine Conference title and an 8-1 record . . . Kramer could be tabbed the hard-luck kid, but his determined efforts efforts to play football earned him a varsity letter in his senior year. It is'a solid example of what can be accomplished if someone makes up his mind he wants to do something badly enough ... '." Kramer's promising football career was cut short during his sophomore year when he needed an operation for ulcers. Last year, Kramer missed football when he had part of his stomach removed . . . ' Although not encouraged by any of the coaching staff, Kramer decided to try football again and reported two weeks after the opening opening practice. A fins defensive back, Kramer developed rapidly and saw action in every game . . . '.. After Kramer's first operation his weight dropped from 175 to 135 pounds. At the end of the football season, Kramer, who played in 30 quarters, had added 10 pounds and was never in better health . . . Biggest Thrill for Crowe CORNER CHATTER — It took the final game of Hie season to give Pacelll football coach, Marty Crowe, his greatest thrill . . . It happened In the last two minutes when his Shamrocks dug fa with their backi to the goal line and prevented St. Mary's of Waterloo, Iowa from scoring what would have been the game-tying touchdown ... "We had some great seniors on this club and I wanted them to win this final game so bad I could taste it," Marty said. Pat Macken and Pete Thorkelson have been elected co- captain* of the 1958 Rochester Blgh School football team. Thor- fcelson was the regular center this season, while Macken played •t a defensive halfback post. Both are Juniors. Ronnie Rathke is the only returning letterman on the Rochester Rochester Lourdes basketball team this season. Rathke played regular guard on the Lourdes team that went to the Catholic State tournament tournament for the fourth straight year . . . Kubek and Sanford Named Top Rookies By SHELDON SAKOWITZ NEW YORK UrV-Versatilt Tony Kubek, who wasn't tven on the New York Yankees' roster in spring training, and Jack Sanford, a pleasant pitching surprise to the Philadelphia Phils, today were named major leagut Rookies-of- the-Year for 1957. Kubek was selected ai the American League's outstanding freshman and Sanford captured eligible by the board of directors since he had 103 official at bats in 1956. Sanford was named on 16 ballots. ballots. Teammate Ed Bouchee, a solid-hitting first baseman, was next with four votes. Pitcher Dick Drott of the Chicago Cubs received received three votes and outfielder Bob Hazle of the M i 1 w a u k Braves one. Kubek, 22 last month, ia the orite. Although the Hawkeye-Gopher Hawkeye-Gopher rivalry is a rousing one, we like Iowa's speed and its best-in- the nation defense against rushing. rushing. The Gophers have been getting getting good results from reserve quarterback Jim Reese. Passes annoy the little Hawkeye secondary secondary and Reese is probably Minnesota's Minnesota's best tosser. Realignment Talks Slated by PCL Today By ED WILKS NEW YORK WWLeslie O'Connor, O'Connor, president of the Pacific Coast League, was reluctant to discuss^" specific aims in fear of "muddying "muddying the water s" before today's special meeting with Commissioner Commissioner Ford Frick to study realignment realignment problems facing baseball's top minor league. O'Connor, flying in from the West Coast, will tackle the problems, problems, arising from the Giants' and Dodgers' shift to San Francisco and Los Angeles in a conference with Frick, George Trautman, president of the National Assn. (governing body of the minors), and representatives of the two National National League clubs. O'Connor acknowledged that today's today's meeting was set up to discuss discuss only realignment with no mention of damages to be paid the PCL by the Giants and Dodgers Dodgers for invasion of its territory. The PCL, however, has voted to consider the questions of realignment realignment and compensation as a single single package. The fact that the amount of compensation is the big stumbling block in the situation was apparent apparent from O'Connor's views on the cities which may be available to replace Los Angeles Francisco in the PCL. and San "While the cities we have in Michigan State M, Notr« Dame IS—Ntry was the best team Notre Dame faced In its first five games and thi Irish suffered a 20-6 broadside from the Middies. MSU's Spartans carry more guns than Navy. It'§ hard for Terry Brennan to point for Michigan State with Oklahoma and Iowa following right behind on the Irish card. Michigan 19, Illinois 15-Wolverine 15-Wolverine fullback Johnny Herrnstein returns returns for at least part-time duty. The Illini reportedly are aching after scoring a statistical triumph, but actual 21-6 defeat against Purdue. Purdue. Michigan is able to platoon quarterbacks Jim Van Pelt and Stan Noskin, but the Illini have e thrower, too, in unheralded Tom Haller. Wisconsin 21, Northwestern 7 — The Wildcats, crippled as they are, aren't as bad as their winless record record indicates, However, the invading invading Badgers have too much speed and balance to be taken. Wisconsin held Ohio State to a 1613 1613 triumph. The Buckeyes blasted Northwestern, 47-6. Only a blizzard blizzard can make this an even game. Indiana 14, Cincinnati 7—Leaving 7—Leaving the Big Ten jungle, the mauled Hoosiers can do a little preying on their own. It will be touch-and- go, though. Penn State 28, Marquette 7 — Another long Saturday for the Warriors. (Last week's record: 4 right, 2 wrong, 1 tie. Season: 36-10-1. Average Average .783). Injury Slows Hawkeye End IOWA CITY (in — A top question question around the Iowa footb all camp Thursday was whether sophomore end Don Norton will be physically able to aid the Hawkeyes' cause against Minnesota Minnesota in their last home stand of the season here Saturday. The knee injury Norton suffered suffered in the Michigan game last weekend has hampered him all the week and it was doubtful whether he will be ready for the Hawks' effort to stay in the undefeated undefeated class. Bob Prescott, Iowa's point-kicking point-kicking specialist, probably will start if needed and will be backed up by Dick Livermore. Coach Forest Evashevski may not give first call to his 289- pound center, Mac Lewis unless there is imporvement in his left hand, hampered by a bone chip since the Northwestern game. Lewis' Lewis' understudy, Bill Lapham, has been holding down the first team assignment this week. The only other injury trouble Shamrock Cagers to Lack Size An informal workout for members members of the Pacelli basketball team was held Wednesday, but coach Marty Crowe won't begin full- scale drills until next Monday. "Some of the kids like to fool around so the gym is open," Crowe said. "We plan to get down to brass tacks Monday and from then on it will be all work." Reporting for the informal drill and picture taking were three lettermen lettermen holdovers from last year's outstanding team that finished with a 15-3 record, but lost to Rochester Lourdes in the Region Five finals, 66-57, to miss a chance to play in the State Catholic tournament. tournament. Returning veterans are guards Larry Scheid and Steve Lickteig, and forward Orris Jirele, an excellent excellent floorman and scorer. Jirele Jirele was the leading point maker of the Shamrocks last year and is expected to fill the role again. Missing from last year's great combination are Capt. Gary Babcock, Babcock, who played either forward or center; guard Larry Rensink; center Mike Zender and toward Gene Halvorson. All of them will be missed. A few of the top prospects Crowe hopes will develop are Mike McDermott, a reserve last year; Leon Zender, who is expected to take over Mike's job at center; Gary Maschka, a transfer from Marshall and Jack Meyer, who is a question mark because of a knee injury suffered in football. A couple couple of promising sophomores are Mike Donovan and Dave Carey. Crowe probably will use the same style of play he developed last year as the team again lacks size. "We will be smaller than last year," Crowe said. "We'll need speed, ball handling and lots of spirit to offset height." Tallest man is Zender at 6-0, while Jirele stands 5-11. The Shamrocks have less than two weeks to get ready for the opener Nov. 22 against strong La Crosse, Wis., Aquinas. They meet St. Thomas Academy of St. Paul the next night, Nov. 23, with both games at home. So far a 15-game schedule has been arranged and it looks like one of the toughest in history of the school. "We probably could have a bet- OVER AND OUT — Big Bill Russell Celtics vaults high in air for shot that in Wednesday's Celtic-Minneapolis by Boston, 103-94. The Lakers' Bob tries unsuccessfully to block shot slipped by Art Spoelstra (27). Bob Frank Ramsey of Celts move in for Photofax) noted on the squad has been | ter record Paying smaller schools, mind already have baseball," he j tackle Dick Klein's sore back but said, "no two of them by any means are the equal of Los Angeles Angeles and San Francisco." That means the Giants and Dodgers, and perhaps the National League as a whole, will have to fatten the kitty to make up the difference in revenue the PCL can expect to suffer. Thus far, O'Connor has found the Giants' and Dodgers' offer "too humiliating to discuss." that is expected to be cleared up by Saturday. For the second day contact work was omitted in the practice practice session Wednesday to avoid the injury jinx. The first two teams brushed up on passing and running plays in a dummy scrimmage. scrimmage. but there is always satisfaction in bumping off the big boys and you can't learn anything playing Clark Leads 28 Awarded Yard Making I 6 Grid Letters in Conference the National League rookie award, rangy left-handed swinger who A 24-man committee of the Base- j batted .297 in 127 games. The Mil- ball Writers Assn. of America,(waukee native finished ninth composed of three from each big;among the league's leading bat- league city, participated in the an-1 ters and was the third highest hit- Dual poll. ter on the Yanks. Kubek was a unanimous choice, In the World Series against the receiving 23 votes. Frank Malzone of the Boston Red Sox was named on ont ballot. Malzone, however, CHICAGO Itf-Don Clark Ohio Twenty-eight members of the,State's 200-pound junior hclfback successful Austin High School foot-1 from Akron, has become the Big ball team qualified for varsity let-1 Ten's leading yardage maker and ters it was announced today by'scorer, official conference statis- head coach Art Hass. .tics showed today. Included among the letterwin-| Mainly through Clark's yard Braves, he hit .286 and slugged j™" were 16 ^niors Jim Bald- gaining has the league leading, win, Bryan Baudler, Dave Dam-;unbeaten Buckeyes become the 10-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD SET TORRID PACE OVER Halimi Out Wins LOS ANGELES Uf—A rugged little French-Algerian named Alphonse Alphonse Halimi last night out- slugged and outboxed Raul Macias of Mexico for the undisputed world bantamweight championship. A crowd of 20,060—at least 8,000 8,000 of them countrymen of the Mexican fighter—were on hand when the two little, scrappers squared off under the dazzling ring candelabra at Wrigley Field, The night was coolish, but the fighters set a torrid pace over the 15-round route. As expected, Halimi, rock-hard onetime Algerian street fighter, tried to turn 1 the nationally televised televised match into a slugfest. Macias, renowned for his box- a weak sister," Crowe said. "Our I ing deftness, played the French- kids like to play the good teams.' The schedule is not complete as Crowe would like to add at least three more games. His big ambition ambition is to hook either Boys Town, Neb., or Des Moines, Iowa, Dowl- man's game. In the early rounds, the little gamecocks battled head- to-head in bruising in-fighting. "Box him, box him," urged Macias' Macias' manager, Pancho Rosales. "I can't jab him," said Macias, ing, last year's Iowa state champs..! bleeding from the nose. "He's on Other top-notch attractions in-1 top of me. I can't keep him elude Minneapolis Central and !awa y." Marshall and Shattuck of Fari- Nevertheless, Macias fought bau ' t - , Halimi on fairly even terms. Both The schedule: Nov. 22—La Crosse Acjulnas Nov. 23—St. Thomas Academy Nov. 3O—Mpls. Central Dec. 4—Holy Family, Mason City Deo. • 6—at Rochester Lourdea Dec. 11—Shattuck Dec. 21—Mpls. Marshall Jan. 7—St. Felix of Wabasha Jan. 10—at Wlnona Cotter Jan. 22 —at Holy Family Jan. 3A— at Sacred Heart. Wuseca Jan. 31—Rochester Lourdes Feb. 7—at St. Felix Feb. 11—at La Crosse Aquinas Feb. 14—Wlnona Cotter LOSES WINGBACK two homers. Sanford, a durable 28-year-old France, round Wednesday recognized his vote landed some dandy^ hooks to the under system. Judges body and head. But neither was shaken badly. "In the sixth I realized I couldn't knock him out, so ] knew I'd have to box him," Hali mi said later. Halimi switched from in-fighting j to long range jabbing about the | 10th round, and proceeded to beat] the Mexican at his own game. He held a reach advantage of almost two inches and made the most mite men Tom Davis. Don Dimrnel,: B ig Ten's top offensive team. iwithout the services of first string AMES (Si — Iowa State will be I of it, pulling ahead on all score | cards in the last five rounds. The Low The

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  1. The Austin Daily Herald,
  2. 07 Nov 1957, Thu,
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