Austin Daily Heraold (Austin, MN March 25, 1959

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Austin Daily Heraold (Austin, MN March 25, 1959 - LACK EXPERIENCE, BUT HAVE SIZE Berven Mist...
LACK EXPERIENCE, BUT HAVE SIZE Berven Mist Rebuild; 4 Regulars to Graduate Attorney Fired by Players By ED WILKS TAMPA, Fla. (AP)-J. Norman With ri* seniors graduating this I it Is going to take a lot of hard spring, including four starters, it; work and sacrifice! to produce an* appears that coach Ove Betven other winner. We'll wait and see will face a rebuilding job wtten what happens." the 1959-60 basketball seated rolls' around. The Packer quint, which corn- Left over from the state tournament squad is one regular, forward Clayton Reed, aitd a reserve Lewis became the legal represen-: serves Tom Berven and Jim Mil- pleted the season with a 18-3 re- guard, Lyle Cline, who saw concord and a third-plaee finish In siderable service during the re- the 47th annual state tournament, gular season. , will lose such top-rated stars as) Reed will be a three-yaar vet- regulars two-time all-state guard eran as he moved in the regular Tom Kezar, forward John Dean, lineup as a sophomore in the center Jerry Goodwin, all - state. 1958 state tourney, won by Atis- guard Mike Marlneau, and re- tin. Reed Is a good rebounder tative for the major league base- ler. ball players six years ago despite the belligerent opposition of the club owners. Today, the New York attorney has lost the job because of his own belligerence toward the owners. Lewis was given the ax here Tuesday at a meeting of the 16 player representatives. They .announced they now have more need for a public relations representative—an agency man to handle endorsements and similar matters —than an attorney. Scott Takes Over The representatives, after a day long meeting, took back to their respective clubs a proposal to set up a central office in New York with Frank Scott to act as their representative. Scott already has served as an agent for numerous players. Lewis himself made the announcement that his contract, which calls for $20,000 a year and expires March 31, had not been renewed,. He told newsmen: "The players believe that by reason of the achievements they already have accomplished, they no longer need n permanent attorney under contract." "But we felt," said one representative, who declined use of his name "thaj; he had become too oclllgerent toward tho owners." Two recent moves by Lewis led to his dismissal. One was an attempt to gain a pension fund for international League players. That plan died aborning when players in the Triple A minor league called off proposed strike in the face of owner insistence that no money was available for such a fund. Aids Salary Hike The other was Lewis' threatened court action against baseball as nn outgrowth of the International League pension plan. Such action would attack Uie reserve clause which binds a player to one club and a contract requirement repeatedly approved by the players. The players' major achievements wiUi Lewis' aid where a like In minimum salaries from !5,000 to tho present $7,000, and a more expanded and rewarding pension and insurance plan whicl collects GO per cent of television ees from the All Star game one World Series. All-Star Cage Rosters Set KANSAS CITY (AP) - Rosters or the East-West all star basket•all game to be played here Sat- irday night neared completion to- lay with the addition of three layers. Named to the East team that will be coached by Adolph Rupp and scorer and has been a steady performer for the Packers. He is "You can't lose so many key a natural leader and will have the performers and expect to get right i necessary experience to take back on top," Berven said. "We charge. have some good boys back, but| Although the outlook isn't too 12-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Wed., March 25, 1959 COLLISION IN NBA—Dick Carmaker (right) of Minneapolis Lakers and Win Wilfong (15) of St. Louis Hawks crash as Carmaker drives for basket in four p e r i od of NBA playoff in Western Division Tuesday night. Wilfong was knocked backwards to floor and objected to decision when he was charged with fouk The Hawks won by 127-97 score. (AP Photofax). Visitors Fail to Win in Pro Cage Playoffs If they keep It up, both will go seven games and Boston will nail the eastern title at home April l and St, Louis will wrap up Minneapolis four games to three on March 31 at St. Louis. The Hawks, who go to Minneapolis night, for game four Thursday rushed Into a 32-21 first By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If the home court advantage holds up—and It's batting a per feet G-for-0 so far—the Syracuse Nationals will square their Eastern division series with the Boston Celtics In the National Basket ball Assn, playoffs tonight. The Nats trail 2-1 in the best-of- seven scuffling to determine an Eastern NBA champion. But they're the homo team tonight and — east and west — narry a visitor has won a game yet. promising, it Isn't by fifty mesfis dismal. Besides Reed and Cllne, Paul Campbell, DOn Bulger, Tef- ry Brown and Gary Schumacher will be back. ESxcept for firftwn and Cline, all of the boys top the 6-foot mark, which mean; the club will have size if not experience. All of tte tournament squad saw action in the final"game against North St. Paul, won by the Packers, 70-47. Additional help may be gained from Brian Johnson, Bill Krueger, Earl Butler and Kendall Longe- berg, who were reserves this season, but failed to make the tournament squad. Berven expects all of them to figure in the plans. Moving up from the Austin Sophomore team, coached by Oscar Haddorff, and which finished the season with an 11-3 record, are forwards Ed Vilt, Dave Bulger, Bill Booher, James Nelson, James Kramer and Marvin Dauer; centers Dick Golberg and, John Holmes and guards Chuck Dra- helm, Ron Hagstrom, Mitchell Page, Dale DeFor, Doug Wilcox, John Murphy and Gene Chrz. Of this group Drahefm, Vilt and Golberg look like the best prospects. Besides the 11 - 3 record, the Sophs shared the Big Nine Conference B title with Albert Lea, which was regarded as the finest B aggregation In the conference. "£ome of the kids develop fast and it makes a big difference when they are fighting for a starting berth," Berven added. "It will be slow going early in the season, but don't sell these boys short." Competition Stronger The Packers can expect plenty of competition next year, as several of the Big Nine Conference teams will be stronger. In that category are Albert Lea, Rochester, and Winona, which gained the finals of Region One before eliminated by Austin. Before turning away from the season the club's achievements are worth noting. They finished the regular season with a 13-2 record and won their first Big Nine Conference title since 1955 with a 9-1 mark. The District 2 title was the 17th for an Austin team in 20 years of coaching by Berven and it was the 14th Region One title since the setup was reorganized in 1931. Cops Scoring Title Kezar won the Big Nine individual scoring total with 199 points in 10 games for a 19.9 average. Other Austin players in the select group were Reed (119) and Marineau (104). Although they finished third In the state tournament, statistics show that Austin had the best rebounding with an average of 42.3 per game for three R.imss and led in team scoring with 184 points. Top scorers in the tournament were Carlton's John Pierson with 66 for three games and Hawley's Dick Riedberger with 60 points. Kezar sparked the Packers with 53 points and a 17.3 average. State tourney scoring; quarter advantage Tuesday night as Pettit scored 17 points. They built it to a runaway 63-39 lead at the half. Torn Kezar Clayton G FO FT PTS AVK .3 Jl U 53 17,3 Mike Marineau John Dwn .... Jerry Goodwin Jim Miller ..„ Terry Brown LyleOllne ..,,,, Tom Berven .. ,* Oary Bohumftcher l Bulger , Paul Campbell 38 12.6 13.3 8.5 7.6 -1.3 O.S 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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  1. The Austin Daily Herald,
  2. 25 Mar 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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