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Editors Quolcbooh REPUBLIC CITY -1 fltMK"i , i No Preparing For Bad Luck By FRANK GLVNELLI Cincinnati Clings To Top AP Run; AS A REMOTE fan who didn't go to the Fairground Sunday because I'm tired of burying friends, I'd like to get in two cents worth before the deluge of "stop auto racing" letters gets posted and perused. Our personal feeling is that people who race automobiles for thrill or profit are wacky. They take life in their hands. And so do people who sky dive out of airplanes just for kicks, rodeo riders who straddle a ton of mean bull, skiers who jump hundreds of feet down snowy slopes. Prize fighting kills men and so does skin diving. But if that's what participants want to do, who's justified in stomping on the brake of prohibition? And I'm not even sure the thrill-seeking public would permit it though there's considerable lip service after each sporting tragedy. Oldtime fight manager Tom Walsh put it succinctly. "The public craves excitement. Let a fight break out on a street corner when the president of the United States is going by in a parade and you can bet the people will watch the' brawl," Tom reasons. Racing Led '62 Necrology Granted, auto racing leads to spectacular death and topped sports casualties worldwide last year with 43 funerals. But there were 32 In football, 11 In golf, seven in horse racing, six in baseball, 11 In outboard racing, six In track and field. Surprisingly, for all its bad publicity, boxing was down the list with 12. There were 20 hunting fatalities in New York State alone last year. No one comes forward with the demand that hunting be banned. True, danger sports need control. Boxing, for example, could stand more rigid policing. But preliminary investigation shows little reason to point an accusing finger at auto racing for Sunday' spectacular at the Fairground which killed Ked Sefton and seriously injured Hank Henry. The track held together as good as any In Thoenlx racing. The promoter took extraordinary precautions to provide spectator safety. Few Sprints Go Distance The California Racing Association is a pacesetter in development and enforcement of safety equipment. So what went bad . . .? Luck. Just plain luck, it seems. These sprint cars are about three cuts down the racing ladder. The Indianapolis speedway cars and their similarly built dirt track machines top the list. Then come the sprints such as were raced Sunday. You can't exactly call them "back yard" cars. But they are built and raced by men with whom racing is an avocation, rather than profession. Despite the high safety code, they shake apart, falter in races, malfunction to the extent that a sprint car field usually is cut to just a few cars able to run the full distance. As with any gamble where life is the stakes, death rides as copilot in auto racing. So why do it . . .? Probably because it's inbred. Boys who build and race model boats and cars and planes grow up to reality. It would seem they are entitled to accept or reject it. By ASSOCIATED PRESS The unbeaten Cinciwati Bearcats hurdlxi one of their biggest obstacles by whipping Illinois last Saturday night and thus kept a tight grip on their No. I college basketball rating. In winning their 15th game of the season and their 33rd in a row, the twice national champions gained 42 of the 43 first place votes from The Associated Press panel of sports writers and broad casters, announced yesterday. Loyola of Chicago, with a string of 18 victories and no defeats, held second place but Illinois, which bowed to Cincinnati. 62-53, place. Only one newcomer broke into tk. (nn tmn That ua a frtlnmrln tvfi. Alia, wwv which thumped Kansas State 70-53 and moved into eighth place. West Virginia tumbled out of the rankings. Arizona State, idle last week held fifth place, followed In order It was Duke, incidentally, which.by Georgia Tech, Stanford, Col- The Illinl were replaced on the No. 3 rung by Duke, which smothered West Virginia 111-71 with an impressive display of strength. iu. got the only first place vote thatjorado, Mississippi State and Wlch didn t go to the pace tetters, who have topped the poll now for nine straight weeks frequently by a unanimous vote. Georgia Tech was up a notch after beating Auburn 69-64 and Tennessee 73-69. Stanford climbed from tenth, although idle. Mississippi State stayed at No. 9 despite a loss to Memphis State 71-64. Wichita tumbled from eighth aft er losing to North Texas State 69-67 and beating the Air Force 77-45. Cincinnati plays Drake Thurs day night and then has a Satur day date with St. Louis. Loyla, meanwnue, win t taking on Washington of St. Louli and Iowa. Duke tackles South Carolina tonight and North Carolina Saturday. Illinois is idle all week. Arizona State returns from the holidays with' a Saturday game against Texas Western. Georgia Tech meets Alabama Saturday. Stanford has games with Washington Friday and Washington State Saturday. Colorado is at Oklahoma Saturday, Mississippi State Is host to Louisiana State and Wichita is home with Tulsa. The top ten with points pased on 10 for first place volt end t for second, lc, and Meson records In parenthesti: I. .intmnii 15 4. iMinoii J. Arliona Stat i. Georgia Ttch i. yii MO 337 3P JOJ 141 10 7S M 57 A tantarfll "'1 a " 1 a. vowwn 11 . Mississippi tut. 11 Ulnar, ratamnf VOIM UlpnttXtlcally I : Auburn, Bradley, Cenlslus, Holy Cross, Kentucky, Memphis stilt, Miami, Fie.. Nlagin, North Carolina, Notre Oame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, St. Josephs, j The ArizonaRepublic Sports 1 1 49ers May Be Next In Gambling Probe Tuesday, January 29, 1963 SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-An in-jhas to do with their team in the vestigator for the U.S. Senate sub- National Football League, committee which keeps an eye onj San Francisco newspapers car rackets has been doing some,ried front page stories of an in checking in San Francisco. But vestigation into whether three both the coach and two key play-( players associated with a gambler r nf trip dlprs said VPSterdav anil arranfwf in chnva mint, in Page 28 ithey know nothing of reports itjgame. r n ia i anTire aw '.wf"V"'l'''"', "fmmwr rj.i - AW,. I V: ..awfiai-.. ! " :';ym THINGS HAVE CHANGED The catcher's mitt used by Ray Schalk, Chicago White Sox Hall of Famer in 1912, is dwarfed by special model de- AP Wirephoto signed to handle knuckle pitches thrown by pitchers such as Hoyt Wilhelm of the Chicago White Sox, which would find old gloves inadequate. Georgia Tech Wins, Ups Record To 15-1 ! From ASSOCIATED PRESS Georgia Tech conUnued its habit of bedeviling Kentucky last night when it beat the Wildcats, 66-62, in Atlanta to take over the Southeastern Conference basketball lead. The win made it three times in a decade that Tech has beaten Kentucky twice in one season, an unprecedented achievement. Sophomore Ronnie Scharf sank twot field goals in the last two minutes a 72-70 triumph over Northwest-to provide the winning margin. Jern, Sixth-ranked Tech now has aj The Indiana-Purdue game was 15-1 season record and 5-1 in thetjei four times m the last five conference. Kentucky is 11-6 ov- minutes before soDhomore Tom Van Arsdale scored the winning; field goal. Jimmy Rayl paced! Heard That Song Before STRYCTLY BUSHE erall and 3-3 in loop play. KENTUCKY ACE Cotton Nash, playing despite a sore ankle, scored 10 points in the first half and was great rebounding, but the 6-5 star ran out of gas in the second half and scored only one point. Mississippi State, ranked No. 9 nationally, wore down troublesome Southern Mississippi, 62-52, in a game which saw the lead change hands 15 times. A State solurce of 12 straight points in the second half proved fatal to Southern. State's Stan Brinker led the scorers with 21 points. The win was State's 13th in 17 games. Southern is 5-11. IN NEW ORLEANS, Loyola's offense chilled with four minutes to play and Tulsa came on for a 57-50 win. After Loyola's Larry Holt put the Wolf pack ahead, 50-49, Tulsa roared back and took command. Bill Kusleika of Tulsa was high scorer in the game with 19 pouits, hitting on all seven shots he took from the field. Marquette weathered a late rally by St. John's of New York to post a 51-47 win, its 10th in 14 starts. St. John's closed to within two points at 49-47 with 40 sec onds left, but couldn't prevent Marquette from getting a basket INDIANA INCHED closer to the Big Ten championship with a 74-73 win over Purdue, its first win on the Boilermakers' home court in nine years. In the only other Big Ten game, Ohio State posted its 44th straight home-court win, Indiana with 25 points. Indiana now has a 3-0 league record and Illinois leads with 4-0. The Hoosiers entertain Northwestern Saturday and a win would send them into next Monday night's game in Champaign, 111., with the conference leadership at stake. Gary Bradds led Ohio State hitting on 11 of 15 field goal attempts and 13 straight from the free throw line for 35 points. Rich Falk scored 32 for Northwestern. DRAKE Sports Summary COLLEGE BASKETBALL Highland (N.M.) 65, Grand Canyon 53. Tulsa 57, Loyola, New Orleans SO Indiana 74, Purdue 73 Ohio Slate 72, Northwestern 70 Clermon 68, Virginia Military 58 Furman 59, West Virginia 58 Georqla Tech 66, Kentucky 62 So. Illinois 62, Toledo 59 Davidson 85, Ersklne it Florida 83, The Citadel 75 DePaul 55, Bowling Green S3 Teas Western V2, West Texas 5? Florida State 63, Alabama 61 (at) Mississippi St. 62, So. Mississippi 52 Marquette 51, St, John's, N.Y. 47 Nevada 76, San Francisco 74 Seattle 102, Loyola, Los Angeles 5t Idaho St. 67, St. Mary's, Call. 56 Montana 74, Orange St., Calif. 72 St. Joseph's, N.M. 107, Western New Mexico 94 COLLEGE WRESTLINO Wyoming 39. Utah State 0 Wyoming , utan Alta Golf Results ARIZONA CC Handicap qualifying. Medalist: Hatford, Dolly Frazler, tied, 72. Match vs. par Class A, Alta Harford, Geneva Fox, tied, 2 UP. Class B, Ellen Getz 1 up. Class C, Jeannlg Springer, Vivian Mills, tied. 2 down. Class D, Rose Fontaine, 1 down. THEY HAD TCOMDChA ( BENCH STRENGTH AND 1 V BESIDES WE WERE CUSTER By SANDY GRADY Philadelphia Bulletin PHILADELPHIA (AP) Cranking up the time machineor how the great figures of history would have sounded had they given interviews to sports writers: Napoleon exiled to St. Helena "Sure, this is a shock, but I'll be back in the big leagues yet, boys. Remember, I had the club in first place and woulda won the pennant if I had any bench at Waterloo." Cornwallis at Yorktown: "don't wanna complain, but in this league the home court is worth 10 points." Warren G. Harding, before the Teapot Dome scandal "Naturally we're Investigating all the rumors, but so far this is just a lot of silly gossip. Our league is clean as a whistle." Julius Caesar, warned of the Ides of March: "Whadya mean, you hear I'm gonna get the axe? After all the good years I've had with this club? Well, if it happens, you can quote me as saying, "That's baseball." Jesse James "Sure, I'm going for 100 steals this year, if my horse's legs hold out." Hannibal after crossing the Alps "One of the worst Art work by Kearney Egerton, Republic sports cartoonist. road trips of my experience. Frankly, the commissioner had better improve the schedule or some of the guys are quitting." Leonidas after being overrun by Persians at Thermopylae "Their three platoons just outmanned us. I can't compete against these big clubs unless the alumni go out and recruit." Sherman after burning Atlanta "I hated to run up the score on them, but the team was too hot to stop." Lee before Gettysburg "Sure, the club's tired but we're up for the playoff. I'll pitch Longstreet, Hill and Early, with Pickett in relief. We're just playing 'em one game at a time." Sir Francis Drake after three years sailing around the world "Frankly, travel conditions in this league are bush. I've told the queen, the franchises are too far apart." General Custer after Little Big Horn "You can't win against a shooting percentage like they had. It was a comedy of arrows." George Washington at inauguration "It's a real challenge to take over a new franchise like this. I can only promise the fans we'll have a young, hustling team that will build for the future." Czar Nicholas after revolution "I've heard of being hung in effigy, but this is going too far." Alexander the Great after conquering all known world-"Which Is Green Bay?" CAESAR CANTW I In Washington, Sen. John L. Mc- Clellan, D-Ark., confirmed that an investigator for his subcommittee has been doing some checking in San Francisco but he declined to say what the investigation was about "We do not want to injure inno cent people or give any publicity that might prove to be erroneous or misleading when all the facts are known," he explained. VIC MORABITO, co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers, in Miami Beach, Fla., for the NFL meetings, said, "I know nothing at all about it" when asked for com ment on the story. "I am happy to refer you to the Commissioner," he added. NFL Commissioner Pete Rorelle said: "We are cooperating with the McClellan committee. We will not discuss any specific details on any matter under investigation until it is completed. The 49er head coach, Red Hickey, said: "I HA VENT been contacted by anyone and neither has anyone else in the 49ers organization that I know. There is nothing to lead me to believe the 49ers are under investigation." The published reports men tioned no names of players. They drew heated reaction from a key linesman, Bob St. Clair, and the team's No. 1 quarterback, John Brodie. "It's impossible to shave points in a professional football game," contended St. Clair. "Anyone who played realizes how ridiculous it is. This isn't a one-man deal like boxing. The quarterback, the guy who handles the ball, is the only man who d have a chance and it would be so obvious to the coaches and every one else that he'd be out of the game fast." Quarterback Brodie, asked about the reports, said: "No one has asked me anything. I haven't heard about any investigation. I try to mind my own store and it's clean." Coach Hickey, reacting sharply to reports that at least one big name star on the team had asso ciated with a well known gam bler, said: "As far as I'm con cerned, it simply isn't possible for any one player or group of play ers to shave pouits in a football game. It would be obvious to everyone, including people in the stands, and they would be found out immediately. "I have complete faith in my players. These boys are high class men. There isn't one who would risk ruining his life for anything like this. Nearly all are married and have families." THE PUBLISHED reports took particular note of last Septem ber's Chicago Bear 30-14 win over the 49ers in San Francisco at a time when the winless Bear's were six-point underdogs. Win Puts Burke In Cash Race DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Jack Burke Jr. took a giant step among professional golfing' 5 leading money winners with his week end victory in the $50,000 Lucky international Open, but Garv Player still held on to the top spot. PGA headquarters yesterday listed Player with official winnings of 10,702 an increase of $1,262 over last week. He picked up the $1,262 for his sixth place finish at San Francisco. Burke, who will be 40 today, wasn't even among the top 10 money makers when he overtook Don January at Harding Park Sunday to win the San Francisco event The $9,000 first prize put him third on the list with total winnings of $9,540. Arnold Palmer, who won $800 at San Francisco, held on to sec ond place with a $9,800 total. January, who won $4,600 for second place, moved into the list in sixth place with total winnings of $4,888. Others in the top ten in win nings included: 4. Bill Casper Jr., $9,333; 5. Bob Rosburg $5,595; 6. January $4,888; 7. Tony Lema $4,756; 8. Art Wall Jr. $4,660; 9. Phil Rodgers $4,411; 10. Charles Sifford $4,338. I JUST AIN'T- I RCKIJlTIN.y LEONIDAS Globetrotters Here Feb. 8th Another sellout crowd is expected when basketball's zany Har lem Globetrotters perform Feb. 8 at Arizona State University. Which is no remarkable news the Trotters have played before more than 35 million fans in 36 seasons of touring. Tickets for their Sun Devil Gym appearance are on sale at four locations the ASU ticket office, Kerr Sporting Goods at Chris- Town, and Pinney-Robinson stores at Park Central and Scottsdale Fashion Square. They are priced at $2, $2.50 and $3.50. The Trotters' 10-man squad will display Its buffoonery against its touring counterparts, the Atlantic City Sea Gulls. Visitor Chalks Up First Golfing Ace Stewart Stephans, a native of Illinois and a winter visitor here canned his first hole-in-one in 20 years of coifing yesterday at1 Maryvale Golf Course. The ace came on the 143-yard 6th hole, and was shot with a 5-iron. He was golfing in the company of Alton Tape and J. E. Shilliday. Arcadia-Mesa Top Prep Tilt A second place tie involving Coronado, Arcadia and Chandler, will be at least partially broken when the threesome, along with Mesa, engage in a pair of IAA conference tests tonight. Mesa's Jackrabbits, who lead the league with an 80 record, visit Arcadia in quest of their third straight win over the Titans, while Coronado hosts Chandler . The deadlocked teams are 53 in conference play. An expected Mesa win, coupled with a win by either Coronado or Chandler, will eliminate two teams from the deadlock. However, should Arcadia produce an upset, the Titans would then share the run-nerup spot with Coronado or Chandler. Coronado's Dons have shown unexpected strength, winning their last four games after win ning two of their first eight. But Chandler's Wolves have come on just as strong, and with the ra dar shooting of Gordon Rule and Chuck Rutledge, rate as five- point favorites. Mesa is conceded at least a 10-point favorite over the Titans. Two other AA contests, both In IIAA, matching Glendale with St. Mary's and Sunnyslope with Washington, complete the AA competition. The Glendale St. Mary's clash is rated a toss up, and although St Mary's Knights enjoy the home court advantage, the game might be decided in overtime. On the other hand, Washington's powerful Rams are overwhelm ing favorites to run their league record to 10-0, while miring Sun-- nyslope deeper into the confer ence cellar. Three Class A games round out the day's action. Buckeye is heavily favored to be an obliging host for Peoria, allowing its guest to run its . record to 61 in A North-West and retain possession of first place. In the other contests, Phoenix Christian is expected to lower its North-West mark to 0-6 at Tol- leson and Class B Clifton is favored to make a successful invasion of Morenci in an inter- class tussle. Tonlght't Oimu: CLASS AA Mnt it Areadli Shandltr t Coronado lendala at St. Mary's Sunnyslopt it Washington CUSS A Peoria at Bucktvt Phoenix Christian it Tolleson Clifton it Morenci Last Night's Fights BALTIMORE Gaspar Ortega, 144, Mexican, Mexico won unanimous decision over Charlie Scott, ltt'i, Philadelphia, 10 rounds. LEWISTON, Maine-Bob Cleroux, JM, Montreal, knocked out Gene (Stonewall) Jackson, 214, Cleveland, third round, i t

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