The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 18, 1961 · Page 3
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Nick Looks Ahead And Feels Lucky An Ottawa University halfback of a couple of years back is an individual who will be remembered for some time to come. Nick Gangwish is the name, and today, despite a rough start in life, Gangwish says, "I've had all the breaks." A story appearing recently in the Kansas City Kansan tells something of the obstacles of the first 13 years of his life, and something of the new life he has made for himself. Nick Gangwish has not always been Nick Gangwish. He was born in Kiev, Russia, of Ukranian parents, and became one of_the millions of European civilian war refugees who were moved about, living in first one displaced persons camp, then in another. Life for him really began when he and younger brother were adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gangwish, a farm couple near Gibbon, Neb. Then instead of being named Klaus Martino, his original name he became Nick Gangwish. His brother is now in the Army at Ft. Hood, Tex. Ten years ago when Nick became a Nebraska farm boy, he could understand and speak seven languages. English, however, was not one of them. Today he has only a trace of an accent, and tosses American slang back and forth with the students of Argentine High School, where he teaches mathematics, and coaches, as well as any native American. His athletic activities will be remembered for a long time at Ottawa ^University where he was outstanding in football and other sports. Discus throwing caught Nick's fancy early in his American life, and he broke the state high school Class C discus record as a junior. A bright spot in his life was the summer of 1960. Dr C. W. Henning, of Ottawa, made it possible for Nick, and Dr. Henning's son, Wally, to make a trip to Europe and the Olympic games in Rome. Gangwish had previously met Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson, who was in charge of the American track and field competitors. Through this connection Nick had virtually a paved road into Olympic Village, and was asked to help coach some of the U. S. athletes. He even tried out some of his linguistic ability with a group of Russians who were working out nearby. Gangwish appreciates his American citizenship, since he has had a first hand experience with life under other conditions in Europe. At Argentine High School, Nick is carving himself a place in the plan of things. F. L. Schlagle, superintendent of Argentine schools, says "Gangwish can impart more citizenship and patriotism in five minutes than most people can in five months." Gangwish prefers not to dwel upon the past. He looks ahead anc gives the impression that he is young man who knows where he is going. "Colt" Is Blasting Mountaineer Foes B*JACK CLARY Associated Press Sports Writer "Have Gun Will Travel" This is the slogan of West Virginia's renovated football Mountaineers today. The gun? He's Fred (Colt. 45) Colvard, the sharpshooting sophomore quarterback who has sent West Virginia traveling the victory path that eluded them from the sixth game of the 1959 season, until the fourth game this year— 19 games in alL Then all of a sudden, Colvard gent West Virginia winging 28-0 against Virginia Tech and last week led the Mountaineers to a 20-6 upset victory over Pitt. In oar system Colvard will be running more," Coach Gene Corum said in September. "Colvard is considered our best runner and that talent is suited to the wing-T so there is no use wasting It" But the fastest gun on West Virginia's football field took his lumps last week against the bruising Pitt line, sustaining a cut under his left eye that took eight stiches tf close. He was set to continue drills today, after working a while on Tuesday, as West Virginia prepped for Boston University this Saturday. Maryland Coach Tom Nugent will have only first-string signal caller Dick Novak in his No. backfield against Air Force this week. Halfbacks Dennis Condie and Jim Davidson and fullback Bob Burton are out with injuries. Colorado Coach Sonny Grandelius may be faced with a pleasanl choice. He moved Leon Mavity to No. 1 left halfback, replacing 60 and 65 yards for touchdowns Grabb. Jim Traficant will be the No. ] signal-caller for Pitt this week against UCLA, having recovered from injuries. His Panthers have lost three straight. Missouri's halfback picture brightened a bit when Bill Tobin and Gerald Stevenson, a pair o right halves, and left halfback Norm Beal came off the injury list. However quarterback Ron 'aylor was still listed as doubt- ul against Iowa State. Northwestern moved ends Ray Dillon and Pat Riley, guard .arry Zeno and quarterback Bob lichkoff to the No. 1 unit for the Ohio State game this week. Notre )ame end John Powers will be jack after a two-game absence, while Michigan State, whom the rish meet this week, will replace captain and defensive specialist Rock Ryan with Charles Mig- yanka. YOUNGEST HUNTER - Jack White, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack White, Riverdale, Mich., poses with the yearling buck deer he downed with bow and arrow. He was hunting with his father. The boy started archery when three years old. Machen Nearer Title Shot LONDON (AP) - America's Eddie Machen flies home today after a victory that could bring [lira closer to a shot at Floyd Patterson's world heavyweight boxing championship. The victim was Britain's Brian London, who was outclassed by Machen in five one-sided rounds Tuesday night and retired from the scheduled 10-rounder complaining his nose felt like it was broken. "Now I want a fight with Henry Cooper (British champion) to decide who is the No. 1 contender for the world title," the unmarked Machen told reporters after his light exercise in Lon- dons indoor Wembley Stadium. "I am willing to fight Cooper anytime and anywhere. If somebody can arrange the fight, I'll be there." British promoter Jack Solomons has been negotiating for months to match Cooper against Patterson. Some reports say Patterson may defend his title sometime next year against Cooper, who is in a class by himself among British heavyweights. London, 27-year-old former British champion who is no longer ranked among the world's top ten, set himself up as a punching Pratt Still In Running For Bowl PASADENA, Calif. (AP)-The Pratt (Kas.) Junior College foot ball team is still in the running for the nomination as opponent o the West in the Junior Rose Bow game. Pratt has forfeited six victorie this season because one of iL players was found to be ineligible for competition. But Hank Ives, member of the Junior Rose Bowl Committee, said that if the conference of which Pratt is a member will indorse the team it will be considered as an opponent for the California junior college chosen to represent the West. "We understand that Pratt Junior College is blameless in this incident and that the player involved concealed the information that led to his being disqualified," said Ives. "That being the case, we shall continue to consider Pratt as a contender if its conference will indorse it for our post season game." Wins Softball Competition The WelLsville seventh grade softball team won its final game of the season yesterday to win the championship record of four wins and no losses in league competition. Wellsville played Gardner on the home field, the seventh grade winning, 11-5. The Wellsville eighth grade team went down in defeat, 11-3. Teams playing in the league are bag for the 29-year-old from Redding, Calif. Negro Wynn May Hit 300 Mark CHICAGO (AP)-Early Wynn, the patriarch of the Chicago White Sox pitching staff, still may hit baseball's charmed mark of 300 victories next season. Wynn, 41, had his ailing pitch ing arm checked by club doctors this week. They found the swel ling in his right elbow almost disappeared, and Wynn was able to straighten out his arm, something he was unable to do most of last season. The doctors said it appeared Wynn can resume pitching next spring. He now owns 292 major league victories, needing 8 to reach the 300 mark. Rip Van Winkle couldnl sleep with nagging backache Now! You can get the fast relief you need from nagging backache, headache and muscular aches and pains that often cause restless nights and miserable tired-out feelings. When these discomforts come on with over-exertion or stress and strain —you want relief — want it fast! 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De- Kilmer Picks Up The Yards NEW YORK (AP)-Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung of Green Bay and Milt Plum of the Cleveland Browns held their places atop the National Football League's principal offense tabulations last week. But the glamor boy of ground-gaining was rookie Bill Kilmer of the San Francisco 49ers. Kilmer, national college leader in total offense last season and most valuable player in the Ail- Star game at Chicago last summer, found himself as a pro runner when he was installed as one of the three rotating quarterbacks in San Francisco's shotgun offense. In his last three games, Kilmer has run for 34 yards and has scored eight touchdowns. Latest NFL individual offense figures show him as the No. 4 rusher with 356 yards on 59 carries and tied with Baltimore's Lenny Moore for second in scoring with 48 points. He also has completed 11 of 22 passes for 172 yards. Green Bay's Taylor also scored four touchdowns in the Packers' rout of Cleveland and ran for 158 yards to Improve his lead over Jimmy Brown of the Frowns. Taylor has gained 518 yards in 81 attempts for a 6.4 yard average. Hornung picked up 13 points on a touchdown and seven conversions to run his point total to 77. Plum, who took the passing lead the week before, maintained it in the intricate NFL computations by completing 17 of 26 for 193 yards. Exhibition Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit (NBA) 142, Cincinnati (NBA) 108 St. Louis (NBA) 128, Boston (NBA) 103 Los Angeles (NBA) 113, Chicago (NBA) 99 Los Angeles (ABL) 125, San Francisco (ABL) 98 THE OTTAWA.HERALD Wednesday, October 18, 1961 Jay Comeback Player Of Year NEW YORK (AP)-Joey Jay, who bounced back from three so- so seasons with Milwaukee to become the ace right-hander for th« Cincinnati Reds, was named the National League's comeback player-of-the-year for 1961 today. 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