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2 n Cook, Hanratty, Jackson, And Hans four GB's Drafted In '69 Could See Action O. The Baby Sitter Rule, Wilkens Account- for 50 Points Sonics Turn Super And Top Celtics In Overtime By THE ASSOCIATE DPRESS Suddenly, are the Seattle Super- playing like super sonics Sonics. Saddled with the third worst record in the National Basketball Association, the Sonics have been breaking all kinds of barriers in their last three games. The Sonics have beaten Eastern Division leading Baltimore for the first time, Milwaukee and defending world champion Boston for the first time. The upset over the Celtics came Wednesday night the hard way. Expected to fold against the relentless pressure usually put on by the Celtics, Seattle instead held up for a 124-122 overtime triumph over Boston in Philadelphia. In the nightcap of the doubleheader there, Philadelphia streaked to a 119-96 romp over Atlanta. In other games, San Francisco held off host Detroit 133-126, Phoenix stopped Milwaukee 111-107 at Tucson, Ariz., and Los Angeles beat visiting San Diego 122-120. In the American Basketball Association, Dallas defeated the New York Nets 120-105, Denver edged Indiana 131-128 and Kentucky tripped Houston 113-108. Len Wilkens was the super Sonic against the Celtics, scoring seven points in the overtime. He and Bob Rule brought Seattle back from a 115-112 deficit to a 117-115 lead and the Celtics never caught up. Rule finished with 26 points and Wilkens 24, but Sam Jones of Boston led all scorers with 39, including points that brought Boston back from a 13-point deficit to a 106-all tie before Wilkens and John Havlicek traded baskets to send the game into an extra period. Philadelphia, outrebounding the Hawks 18-5 in the third quarter, jumped from a 58-53 halftime lead to a 89-79 spread and breezed in. Billy Cunningham had 29 points for the 76ers. Jeff Mullins notched a career high 42 points as San Francisco won its fourth straight game. He twice led the Warriors away in the final half after Detroit came back from 12- and 15-point deficits. Teammate Nate Thurmond added 34 points. Gail Goodrich broke a 107 tie with a jump shot with 17 seconds remaining and then dropped two free throws after Neil Johnson stole the ball as Phoenix beat Milwaukee for the first time in four starts. Goodrich finished with 33 points. The Lakers' victory over San Diego may prove to be a costly one as Jerry West suffered a pulled hamstring muscle late in the third quarter and will be sidelined indefinitely. West hit on nine of 14 shots and scored 28 points. Wilt Chamberlain saved the game for Los Angeles, blocking two shots in the final 10 seconds. The Rockets, behind by 25 points early in the third period, cut the deficit to two points with 26 seconds left on Don Kojis' jumper. Elvin Hayes of San Diego led all scorers with 40 points while Chamberlain topped the Lakers with 30. Fairmont Still Leader Among Small Colleges By The Associated Press Fairmont of West Virginia, which extended its unbeaten streak to 15 last week by defeating Salem and Steubenville, maintained its lead in The Associated Press' small-college basketball poll today. Fairmont collected five first- plice votes and 272 points in the balloting by a national panel of 16 sports writers and broadcast- e;-s. Fairmont walloped Salem 104-64 and Steubenville 103-65. Stephen F. Austin, 16-1, including last week's 103-84 triumph over East Texas, ad vanced one place to second with 257 points, including 20 for one- fiist-place vote. Ashland, Ohio, rushed up two notches to third after defeating Wittenberg and Wheeling for a 16-1 mark. Southwestern, La., held the No. 4 spot followed by Lamar Tech, which climbed one position, and Kentucky Wesleyan, the runnerup a week ago. South Dakota State remained seventh while Long Beach Slate, Trinity, Tex., and Wittenberg round out the Top Ten in that order. Long Beach State advanced three places, Trinity one and Wittenberg slipped two notches as a result of its setback by Ashland. Eastern Michigan and High Point, N.C., gained rankings in the Second Ten. They replaced Illinois State, No. 18 last week, and Cheyney State, No. 20. i The top 20, with first-place votes, records through games of Saturday, Jan. 25, and total points. Points awarded for first 15 choices on basis of 20-18-1614-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: 1. Fairmont, W.Va.(5) 15-0 272 2. Steph. F. Austin (1) 16-1 257 3. Ashland, Ohio (1) 16-1 235 4. SY La. (1) 12-1 213 5. Lamar Tech (3) 13-0 201 6. Ky. Wesleyan (l) 13-2 197 7. S.D. State 13-2 132 8. Long Beach St. (2) 16-1 121 9. Trinity, Tex. 13-3 119 10. Wittenberg 11-11 74 11. Howard Payne 16-2 67 12. Central. State, Ohio 9-3 52 13. Indiana, Pa. 12-0 39 14. S.F. Missouri State 11-4 38 15. U.Nv., Las Veg.(l) 13-3 36 16. S.C. State (1) 13-0 35 17. Gannon 12-4 33 j 18. East Mich. 11-5 31 I 19. Evansville 8-7 26 20. High Point 14-1 24 Others receiving 10 or more points: Wartburg, Yankton, Detroit Lutheran, Alcorn A&M, Paget Sound, Cheyney State, Illinois State. By MIKE KATIIET Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tapping , a quarterback at the pro foot- j ball draft very often turns out to j be like buying an expensive i piece of China—you wind up ; putting it on the shelf. | But the crop tapped this year, j including top-rated Greg Cook j § of Cincinnati and two more Negro candidates, appears to have a far better chance of seeing action than the 1968 group. Twenty quarterbacks were drafted last year, including highly touted Gary Beban, but just four saw considerable action—Greg Landry at Detroit, Dewey Warren at Cincinnati, Dan Darragh at Buffalo and Marlin Briscoe at Denver. But Cook and his cohorts drafted over the two days of the selection meeting that ended Wednesday after 21 hours and 15 minutes of drafting, appear to be in better shape to break in than their predecessors. First, let's take a look at how the Top Ten were picked, with name, college, selecting team, round, and over-all number selected among the 442 players picked: 1. Greg Cook, Cincinnati, by Cincinnati, round 1, 5th player. 2. Marty Domres, Columbia, by San Diego, round 1, 9th player. 3. Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame, by Pittsburgh, round 2, 30th player. 4. Bob Douglass, Kansas, by Chicago, round 2, 41st player. 5. Al Woodall, Dule, by New York Jets, round 2, 52nd player. 6. Onree Jackson, Alabama A&M, by Boston, round 5, 110th player. 7. Jimmy Harris, Grambling, by Buffalo, round 8, 192nd player. 8. Sam Havrilak, Bucknell, by Baltimore, round 8, 207th player. 9. Larry Good, Georgia Tech, by Baltimore, round 9, 232nd player. 10. Sonny Wade, Emory & Henry, by Philadelphia, round 10, 236th player. Of that group, Cook, Hanratty and the two Negro candidates, Jackson and Harris, seem to have the best opportunity to break through while Domres, Douglass and Woodall stand somewhat as surprising selections. Cook will be competing for the job with the Bengals against veteran John Stofa and two holdover rookies, Warren and Sam Wyche—none of whom were significantly impressive during Cincinnati's first season in the American Football League. WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert E. Short, who says he's impatient with failure, has moved quickly to bring new leadership to the Washington Senators, a baseball team without a winning season in 17 years. In his first full work day after officially purchasing the American League team, the Minneapolis millionaire fired General Manager George Selkirk and Field Manager Jim Lemon. Other personnel changes were also expected, and Short hinted that farm director Hal Keller may be next on the ousted list. "Quite obviously, we may have to build up —the farm system," said Short, who scheduled a meeting with Keller today. Silkirk and Lemon were offered other jobs in the Senators organization, an dboth said they had not decided whether to ac cept. Lemon, whose rookie year as manager ended last season with the Senators entrenched in 10th place, said he had "an amicable talk" with Short and was not surprised by his dismissal. Lemon said he was offered "a Hanratty, although he didn't 'job which is a —mixture between | go until the second round, would | scouting and hitting instructor. O. J. Simpson, Heisman Trophy winner and Southern California's AH American, was first draft choice of the American Football League Buffalo Bills. But he was just plain "dad" to his 7-weeks-old daughter, Arnelle. Simpson was in San Francisco visiting relatives when he got word of the professional draft. Buffalo compiled the worst record in pro football, winning one game, losing 12, and tying one. (AP VVirepholo) And Field Manager New Owner Of Senators Fires Boss seem to have a shot at playing at Pittsburgh, where only Dick Siner and Kent Nix block the door. At the same time, the door also appears to be ajar Jackson and Harris. Neither Selkirk nor Short disclosed what position the former general manager was offered, but Selkirk said he planned "to for i sleep on it" before deciding whether to stay. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Manhattan 58, Seton Hall 52 Mass. 73, Fordham 60 Penn State 64, Syracuse 58 Boston Coll. 80, Northeast'n 69 Indiana, Pa. 63, Westminster, Pa. 54 South Gettysburg 80, Navy 71, OT High Point 95, Guilford 79 Midwest St. Jos., Ind. 70, Butler 69 Youngstown 73, Geneva 61 Jackson was rated as the sec-; In firing Selkirk, general ond best college quarterback in I manager during six losing sea- the country by the Patriots, who last year were disappointed in the efforts of Mike Taliaferro and Tom Sherman. Harris, who has been highly regarded during his Grambling career, will be up against somewhat stiffer I competition in returning Jac!: I Kemp, out last season with inju- j ries; Darragh, and Kay Stephenson. Briscoe became the first Negro in the history of pro football to play regularly when he took over at Denver last year be- sons, Short said he was eliminating the position entirely and added: "I do not operate with a general manager in any of my businessess. "I will draw the table of — organization with on chief executive officer.' A club spokesman said some of the duties now handled by Selkirk would probably be as- j signed to another man under a new title, director of player procurement. Sources said Short's first choice for Lemon's replacement The Auto Club with built-in PEACE-OF-MIND -AAA Si There 's a certain peace-of-mind knowing you're being served by a professional. That's why we can say the Missouri Auto Club has built-in peace-of-mind. Each man is a professional... vitally concerned with your need for personalized motoring services. That 's all. And you have peace -of-mind on the road, knowing the nation's largest, most experienced motor club is ready to back you up. So get a membership... and rest easy; The Auto Club pro who will serve you personally BILL MAY ;t 242-1242 - 532-4522 BILL MAY But a club spokesman said Sam Mele, who managed Minnesota to the American League pennant in 1966; Eddie Stanky, former manager of the Chicago White Sox "and others' were under consideration. Feeney, Bauer Heap Praise On O.J.'s Talents | cause of injuries. But it is ex- 1 is Bob Kennedy, fired as man j pected he—will be shifted back to | ager at Oakland in 1968 after a defensive back spot this year ! guiding the Athletics from 10th i since his greatest potential lies : to sixth place | there. There is one other Negro can' didate on the scene, Eldridge ; Dickey of the Oakland Raiders, ' who was schooled at the position j during the entire 1968 season j but did not play. He is, however, ' ready to make his debut. "Jackson could be the Willie '• Mays of pro football," said j Rommie Loudd, the Patriots' ; player personnel director. And Harvey Johnson, the Bills' top scout, was just as enthusiastic about Harris, who "has a great arm and can throw long ana short." Domres was a surprise because Ivy Leaguers have been snubbed in recent years. Douglass fit into that category because left-handers are frowned on. And Woodall stepped in to qualify because the Jets do have Joe Namath. Besides Havrilak, Good and Wade—the other members of the Top Ten—the other quarterbacks selected before the draft wound up were Bob Naponic of Illinois by Houston, Alan Pastrana of Maryland by Denver, Brian Dowling of Yale by Minnesota, Tim Carr of C.W. Post by Los Angeles, Ed Roseborough of Arizona State by St. Louis, Edd Hargett of Texas A&M by New Orleans, and Buster O'Brien of Rishmond by Denver. PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Now even baseball wants O.J. Simpson. Among those heaping plaudits, •jpon the Buffalo-bound football star at a banquet Wednesday night were Chub Feeney, vice president of the San Francisco Giants, and Hank Bauer, new manager of the Oakland Athletics. "If you get tired of Buffalo," Feeney told Simpson, "we'll give you a bat, ball and a glove and take our chances." Bauer looked at O. J. and asked; "I know you can run, but can you hit?" Simpson, picked by the Buffalo Pills seconds after the football draft began, received the Pop Warner award as the West Cjast's outstanding senior football player. Alvin Dark Signs Five Year Pact With Cleveland CLEVELAND (AP) — Alvin Dark has a contract for $300,000 to manage the Cleveland Indians for the next five years and says "I'm tickled to death." The contract, at $60,000 a year, was announced Wednesday and Dark said of the five- year pact: "It's something every manager hopes for, but never really figures to get. I'm grateful to In Skating Finals Kauffmans Edged Out As Champs SEATTLE (AP) — Ron and Cindy Kauffman, U.S. pairs champions, found themselves a surprising second today after an off-form performance Wednesday night in the first half of their bid for a fourth successive title in the National Figure Skating Championships. The tall-brother-little-sister combination from Seattle and Lake Placid, N.Y., was edged out in the compulsory skating by this year's Pacific Coast championship pair, JoJo Starbuck and Kenneth Shelley of Paramount, Calif. Each drew two fii'st placements from the five judges but the Californiaris had three seconds, the Kauffmans only one. John Baldwin, 18-year-old bellboy at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., took an apparently insurmountable lead in the junior men's school figures when he was placed first by four judges. Novice champion in 1967, Baldwin is such an excellent free skater that experts were ready to concede him the title without awaiting the event's finals tonight. The halfway lead in junior ladies singles went to a 15-year- old New Yorljer, Mary Lynn Golderman, who beat out Diane Garcia of Los Angeles and the Eastern champion, Louise Marie Vacca. Judith Kay Schwomeyer of Indianapolis and James Sladky of Rochester, N.Y., Syracuse University students and defending gold dance champions, took an apparent lead in that event. First competition In senior men's singles is scheduled this morning with skating of school figures. Tim Wood of Detroit is defending champion and favored. After Six-Game Suspension 6-9 Howard Back To Pate N. Over No. 8 ggies my players, because this couldn't have come about without them. The next thing is to win the pennant as soon as possible." P,y HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer Big Greg Howard is back in good standing at New Mexico but he's public enemy No. 1 at New Mexico State. Starting for the first time since a six-game disciplinary suspension earlier in the season, the 6-foot-9 Howard poured in 35 points as the unranked Lobos shot the eighth-ranked Aggies from the unbeaten ranks Wednesday night 86-66. The lanky junior from Pittsburgh connected on 16 of 18 floor shots and three of six at the foul line and pulled down 14 rebounds, twice as many as any Aggie. New Mexico State had won its first 16 games and only trailed 38-35 at halftime before the Lobos, now 12-6, pulled away. "They just beat us in all aspects of the game," conceded Coach Lou Henson of the losers. "This was the win we needed," said Howard. "We have eight games left and we can win them all now." Inclued is a return engagement with the Ag­ gies Saturday on the Lobos' court in Albuquerque. During Howard's suspension, the Lobos lost twice and he did not start in three more setbacks since his return. The outcome Wednesday night left top-ranked UCLA and No. 3 Santa Clara as the nation's only major unbeaten teams. New Mexico was the only member of The Associated Press' Top Twenty teams to see action Wednesday. Elsewhere, Ohio University whipped Western Michigan 78-68 and moved into second place in the Mid-American Conference as Gerald McKee and Greg McDivitt scored 20 points apiece. Toledo, which had been second, dropped to fourth by winners made 17 of 27 shots in the second half. Justus Thigpcn, playing with a broken hand, fired in 28 points and Willie Sojourner grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Weber State past West Texas State 92-76. Thigpen sat out the first 10 minutes while a bandage on his hand was changed. Bob Lanier, St. Bonaventure's 6-11 junior center, dropped in 33 points, eight above his average, as the Bonnies walloped Canisius 79-61 in their upstate New York rivalry. A crucial technical foul against Syracuse Coach Roy Danforth helped Penn State to a 64-58 triumph. Manhattan came from 10 points behind in the second half to turn back Seton Hall 58-52. Dennis Chapman's 22 points and Pete Gayeska's 20 rebounds led Massachusetts over Fordham 73-60. — In other major games, South em Mississippi downed Centenary 81-70, Miami, Fla., beat Stetson 98-90, Boston College topped Northeastern 80-69 and Gettysburg turned back Navy 80-71 in overtime. McCandless Is New Grid Coach At Princeton PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — J. L. "Jake" McCandless, a former reserve tailback and asssis- tant Princeton football coach, today was named head football coach at the university. 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