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I pj.jiyjBii''M';i.?'V'1' The Palm Beach Post! Best Fishing Bet Bluefteh la the north end of Lake Worth and in the St. Lucie estuary seem to be good fishing prospects today. If the wind is not too strong, blues and whiting are possibilities In the surf at Jensen Beach. Speckled perch are hitting on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee. ft y This Column Is A Hoax. . . ,Ed Plaisfed. : - r 1 (Executive Sports Editor ( Friday, November 1, 196829 NEWSPAPERMEN ARENT BORN cynics as some of our critics suggest. Some of us get that way because of the nature of the Job and the people we deal with. Most newspapermen would like to be believers, not doubters. But past experiences have Hu rricanes Favored taught us otherwise. ; Being a newspaperman Is a lot like being a cop, except you don't have the same powers. Cops aren't born cynics, either. They get that way because of the nature of the Job and the people they deal with. But t successful newspaperman often has to think like a cop and consider everyone guilty until proven Innocent. This newspaperman this week was almost the victim of a hoax. Maybe it being the week of Halloween and the 30-year anniversary of the greatest hoax of all times, Orson Welles' To Bounce Back In Game Against Pitt radio drama, "The War of the Worlds," that caused It. I don't know. But it makes me wonder what prompts people to stoop to fabrication, especially when In the end they will probably get caught. In order to protect the Innocent, I have changed the author of the big He's name to Johnny Vincent along with his occupation and place of employment. The rest Is true. And Johnny can only be thankful that the story didn't appear In print before I learned the truth. Johnny Is employed In a supervisory capacity at a high class nightclub in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. His boss is a friend of Glenn Laney, editor of The Freeport News. And the boss suggested that Vincent would make a "hell of a column. Johnny X. Ji v. w 1 ' 4U ' f :J -" "Is a former pro football player." worked hard to improve the defense, riddled by Auburn, and he hopes the Miamians will click as they did last year in a 58-0 rout of Pitt. The starting backfleld Is expected to be the same as that which rolled over LSU, Northwestern, Georgia Tech and VPI. Dave Olivo was below par last week, but is 17th nationally as a passer. He'll have John Acuff at fullback, Vlnce Opalsky at running back and Ray Bellamy as a flanker. Pitt will field only, four seniors in the starting units, and one of the soph starters is punter Joe Splcko, whose 41.4 average is 14th best in the college statistics. By BOB BALFE Sports Editor MIAMI (AFN) Hoping to bounce back after a thrashing by Auburn last week, the Miami Hurricanes will be heavily favored over Pittsburgh In the Orange Bowl tonight. The 8:15 klckoff will mark the local finale of what has been an historic series between two of the nation's independent football powers. Featured by close rivalry through the years, the series now stands at 6-6-1, but after a game in Pittsburgh in 1970 tlu series will be discontinued. Pitt, winner of only one game In 10 last year, has won only one of six this season, but will depend on a youth movement sparked by sophomore Dave Hearn, a scrambler who has moved up to seventh place among the nation's top collegiate passers In total offense. Hearn is just back of Notre Dame's Terry Hanratty in passing, but also runs the rollout option well and has a net of 1,290 yards both passing and running. Despite the 31-6 loss to Auburn, the Hurricanes have a 4-2 record, and know that a good showing against Penn State, Alabama and Florida, after tonight's test, could mean bowl recognition. Coach Charlie Tate has L izo BROWN SHULA Played For Browns In A AC . Vincent is a handsome man, In his early forties who displayed an expensive diamond ring and gold wristwatch. He wore a black tuxedo and fondled a gold clgaret lighter In his hands as we talked, Vincent said he had been in Freeport two years, coming here from Las Vegas. He said his sports career started at St. Ignatius High School In Cleveland and continued to John Carroll University Gators Crank Up For Auburn At Hot Pep Rally and the Cleveland Browns of the old All-American Conference, Like Vincent's boss, I thought I had a hell of a column, too. "When I got out of the service In IMS I was 22," Johnny told me. "I had been a catcher in college and the Cleveland Indians offered me a minor league contract. When I reported they told me I was too old. Can you Imagine: too old at 32 to play baseball. So, I tried out for the Browns. And I found out I was not too old to play football." ' Vincent said he was a second string halfback with the Browns, named after their founder and coach, Paul Brown. He said he played from 1946-48. "I was Injured near the end of the 1948 season against the New York Yankees In Yankee Stadium," he said. "In UFITeltplwto ers will also be expected to carry a big load of the Seminoles' offensj Saturday night with his pass catching against Virginia Tech. ByEDPAVELKA GAINESVILLE (AFN) A HEAVY LOAD - Florida State's All-America candidate Ron Sellers works out with a bicycle and his "teammates" at Tallahassee. Sell- more Buster Brooke has been brought up from the B-team to be Florida's fifth running back for the Auburn game. those days a ball carrier had to be held down. I'm sure glad they 2,000-student pep rally led by University of Florida president Stephen C. O'Connell and the changed that rule. He talked of the backfleld of quarterback Otto Graham, full back Marion Motley and halfbacks "Special Delivery" Jones and Gator band Invaded the Gator Don Greenwood. He said he was Jones' backup man. "I used to practice field to help the Gators pray for rain," he said, "because I could run better than Jones In get fired up for Saturday s Homecoming game with Aub urn. the mud." Said Teammate Was Shula 'Get The Ball To Sellers' Is Seminoles Game Plan Coach Ray Graves told the large gathering that "We'll win Saturday If we have support like Vincent said he was a teammate of Don Shula, the Baltimore this." Colts coach, in high school. He talked easily of his pro expert' O'Connell then took the micro enced. There was never anything in our chat to suggest he wasn't phone and said that no matter telling me the whole truth. What tripped him up was a routine check. He told me he couldn't recall his scoring record a very natural reaction. Most nued. "And we had a good practice a good review of our Auburn game plan." ' Graves said that all his players, with the exceptions of fullback Larry Smith and defensive tackle Jim Hadley will be ready for Homecoming action. Hadley Is sidelined with torn shoulder muscles and Smith is slowed with a sprained arch. Smith will start Jogging today and he will suit up for Auburn, Graves said, but "he has no chance of playing and we are not counting on him." At quarterback, Graves still plans to go with Jack Eckdahl, although Larry Rentz could see some action. "Rentz' Injured knee has come along well enough so that he can handle his punting duties," Graves said. "We are counting on using him some at quarterback, too, If the need arises." In the in-again-out-again story of 9.7 flanker Gary Bimson, It appears that the El Camlno Junior College transfer might finally see some action soon. Torn knee ligaments have kept him out of the lineup since early In how the polls ranked Florida, the Gators were "still No. 1 to him." As he finished his remarks, a "We're No. 1" chant started up and the half-hour pep athletes and coaches can't. So, I called a Cleveland newspaper. A veteran sports writer said he had never heard of a Johnny Vln cent. "In fact," said the Cleveland writer, "the Browns don't have "I never underestimate them," Peterson said. "They always come to win and with a line averaging 235 to 240 pounds and an offense that scored 27 points to beat West Virginia, I expect more of the same." The big thing Coach Peterson pointed out is: "I've got to keep my kids believing they're tough too. I think they do. rally was under way. any last names beginning with V on their all-time roster." 'It looks like the President Fred Down, the veteran United Press International sports writer who covered the AAC, couldn't recall the name either. But the fact our team was lulled to sleep. I've made no changes because all we need to do is play the game we're capable of playing." Dale McCullers, outstanding FSU linebacker and one of the defensive team leaders, Is still slowed by a kidney Infection, but Is expected to start the VPI game. "VPI last week found an offense to go with Its tremendous defense," Peterson said. "They run option and power plays from a wlde-I position and I expect they'll throw the ball a lot." he checked with Paul Brown, now coaching the Cincinnati Ben and students are ready for Auburn," Graves said later, "and most Importantly I think the coaches and players are ready. gals. The answer was the same. Still, Down suggested that Vincent might have been in the club in preseason training and been cut. Next I contacted Paul Sukys, the John Carroll sports publicity "All the commotion today will directory. Sukys found no record of a Vincent at that university. A deeper check by the publicity man revealed that Vincent had help us get ready for the crowd noise Saturday," Graves contl- game plan would remain substantially the same get the ball to All American receiver Ron Sellers. "Ron has a pulled leg muscle, but It is nothing serious, and he will be ready for Saturday's game," Peterson said. FSU pro-type offense features passing to the Jacksonville senior. If he is double or triple teamed, then go up the middle with running backs Bill Gunter, Tom Bailey and John Plttman or hit other fine receivers Chip Glass, Billy Cox or Phil Abraira. First, and usually last, Is get the ball to Sellers. There also have been no major changes In the defensive lineup which dropped In national ratings after the wild scoring 35-28 South Carolina affair. "Our defensive unit missed 20 tackles against the Gamecocks," Peterson said." That was due to the flred-up performance their backs put on and By JACK HARPER TALLAHASSEE (AFN) Head Coach Bill Peterson Isn't about to underestimate Virginia Tech, his Florida State opponent in Tallahassee Saturday night. "That was the mistake we made in South Carolina last week and we barely squeeked by them," he said. "I saw it coming and I tried to get my kids to see It, but they didn't see it." Part of the campaign to lull the Seminoles put on by his former LSU boss, Coach Paul Dlet-zel, was the red carpet treatment. Peterson said 10 sports writers in the Columbia area picked FSU to win in a "put on job." "Some of my players believed the newspapers and we almost lost," he said. Predicting a low-scoring game due to the VPI defense which held Miami to 13 and Alabama to 14 points, Peterson said the Seminoles practiced some new pass patterns, but the offensive Indeed attended St. Ignatius High but had never graduated. Score Board Vincent's claim that he was a high school coach is what worries me. "I want to help the kids," he told me. "When Freeport Catholic organized they asked me to coach. I stayed up one night making up plays. But my vacation came during the season and I kail practice and at one point wanted to go back to Ohio and visit my mother." Marine Weather Small boat forecast for the Florida lower east coast through the Bahamas as far as Threat For PGA DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The NBA Roundup W ants Prep Coaching Job Eaalen Division Won Lost Pet. Behind Graves said he would red-shirt him this season. Bimson has recovered and has been working out with the varsity for the last two weeks. However, Graves said that "He wants to play. If he can help us In a ball game, we will use him." Graves also said that sopho .700 Normally, I'd lust file this story In my circular file. But Nassau and southward through the Florida straits Friday. Seas Increasing to 5 feet today. Inland waters choppy. George Izo, a real former pro quarterback who Is coaching Free port High's football team, Informed me that Vincent was seeking Baltimore 7 3 Boston i J Cincinnati 4 2 Philadelphia .... 3 2 New York 4 4 Detroit 3 3 Milwaukee 0 5 .667 .7 .6(10 .9110 .500 Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce threatened Thursday to s1 4(4 coaching job with the Freeport Catholic High team. Such a man .000 cancel Its contract to host the PGA championship tournament cquld be dangerous and certainly a teller of such fabrications Western Division shouldn t be permitted to influence youngsters. here next August unless it can be assured top name golfers will ! There have been other such stories of lnpersonaters over the years. W hat the person who misrepresents himself to the press participate. Los Angeles 4 3 .571 Chicago 3 3 .500 Phoenix 3 3 .500 San Diego 3 .1 .5110 San Francisco ... 3 3 .500 Atlanta 3 4 .429 Seattle 2 4 .333 Wednesday's Resaha Roosevelt See North William P. Balthrop and Rob 1 never realizes is that In the vast audience of readers there are people who will spot the hoax. Why this man Johnny Vincent ever ert S. Oelman, co-chairmen of told me such a tale remains a mystery. But as I said earlier, newspapermen aren't bom cynics. Shore, Game Nevele Pride Wins the chamber's sponsoring committee, said they have invited representatives of both the Professional Golfers Association and the American Professional Golfers, Inc., to attend a meeting In Dayton next Monday. With 'Cousins) To ugh They said both groups had MONTREAL (AP) - Nevele Pride, who swept the trotting Triple Crown in the United States, won the $24,600 Grand Circuit race at Blue Bonnets Wednesday night In track record time of 1:59 3-5 for the mile. Driven by Stanley Dancer, Nevele Pride scored by an easy 14 lengths over Kevsteon Spartan. Detroit 119, Boston 117 Phoenix 115. Seattle 108 San Diego 127. Atlanta 117 Cincinnati 118. New York 114 Baltimore 112, San Francisco 110, overtime Only games scheduled. Thursday's Games Chicago at Phoenix Detroit at Milwaukee Only lames scheduled. Friday's Games Philadelphia at Boston San Francisco at Atlanta Chicago al Los Angeles Baltimore at New York Milwaukee at Cincinnati Only games scheduled. ABA Roundup Eastern Division agreed to send representatives. The chamber said the meeting was called to determine the precise extent of cooperation" of the two groups In staging the 51st annual tournament on Dayton's NCR Rountry Club course By DON BOYKIN Staff Writer Bill Hobson, North Shore high football coach, attended last Friday night's game between Roosevelt and Cardinal Newman. The likeable Hobson was naturally Impressed with Roosevelt's Maroon Devils after they crushed Newman, 38-0. But one play In particular had Hobson gasping. "Roosevelt runs a real good power sweep," Hobson said. "When they use that play It looks like the entire student body Is leading the way for the ball carrier." The reason Hobson is so concerned about Roosevelt's power sweep Is that his North Shore Mustangs must find a way to stop It tonight when the two teams play at the Devils' Field. Game time h) 8 p.m. Aug. 14-17. Behind t Lost Pel. Minnesota 2 0 1 000 Kentucky 4 1 .800 New York I 1 M7 Indiana 0 3 .000 Miami 0 3 .000 Weaten Division New Orleans 3 1 .750 Memphis Golf Goes To APG MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Oakland 3 1 .750 Dallas 0 0 .000 Houston 0 1 Out) 1 The Memphis Open will go with the American Professional Golf Los Angeles 0 1 .000 Denver 0 2 .000 ers In next year's tournament, offering a $150,000 purse, It was announced Thursday night. 1 The APG was formed In the (vx I J f 4 summer when the touring golf pros split with the Professional Golfers Association. V 1 WedauMtfny'a Resnlla Kentucky 123, Denver 100 New Orleans 112. Los Angeles 10 Only games scheduled. Thursday's Camas Denver at Indiana Dallas at Houston Los Angeles al Oakland Only games scheduled. Friday's Games Miami at New York Only game scheduled. NHL Roundup Eaat DtvMon fit Pis. GF OA North Shore players," Sutton said. "I am sure there are boys on my team who could name North Shore's starting lineup. And the same Is true for North Shore." Sutton is as impressed with North Shore as Hobson was with Roosevelt. "North Shore Is tough," Sutton simply warned. "I have seen them several times this year and they have looked good each time. I was really shocked a few weeks ago when I saw that Forest Hill beat them by a big score." (Forest Hill won, 20-0, but all the scoring came In the second half). A total of 13 other games are scheduled tonight. Klckoff times are all 8 p.m. with the exception of the St. Andrew's-Florlda Christian game, which is slated for 4 p.m. In a heated Suncoast Conference Eastern Division, contest, Riviera Beach (4-2) travels to Forest Hill (4-2). Forest Hill's Falcons are coming off a big win over Lake Worth last week while the Hornets find themselves scarred from last week's 34-2 loss to Vero Beach. The big question for Riviera Beach is whether or not its touted defense, which was so brlllani early In the campaign, can stop the Forest Hill attack, which has new life with Sandy Cushman at fullback and Dick Hopkins at quarterback. "We have to get our defense going again," Knowles admitted. "We know Forest Hill Is a good club. It did a real good Job holding Vero Beach to only 14 points a few weeks ago and Cushman has done a real good job at fullback for them. "The game could go either way." Tonight's card also pits the best of the Suncoast West Pahokee against a Suncoast East co-leader Seacrest. Seacrest b 6-0 while hosting Pahokee, which lost its first game of the year last week, is 4-1-1. Lake Worth (3-2-1) and Cardinal Newman (1-5) meet in a non-conference battle at Cooley Stadium. Newman's problem this season has been lack of offense and Coach Sam Budnyk knows it. "We have to get our offense going," he said. "Our offense has not come around like we expected. I know people think we have a bad defense because of the score against Roosevelt but when your defense has to play all the time It Is hard to stop a team time after time." Tonight's schedule: TCNHiHT Plm Bech il Dan McCartv PBGrd it Boci Rilon Rlvleri Beach 11 Forest Hill Moore Haven at UewLilon Se acrel it Pahokee Llnioln Park at Carver Cocoa . Vero Beach F la Chrlatlan at SI. Andrew'i Lake Worth at Newman (Coolev) John Carroll at Lake Placid Jupiter it Be lle(;iade Uke Shore il Auupfca Wh" alley Norl h Shore at Roosevelt SAILKDA V Martin County at Leonard (LWI Kennedy at Gifford r 5 1 ' ' I f t x"x if cS-: 7 iiakH -nr,i 'ana 1 1 1lmia i i ii i i (APWIiipam Vernon Bell, general chair lywwy-i. I. ii i.j L BUDNYK JAMES CLSKMAN man of the Memphis Open, and Billy Booe, APG tournament administrator, announced the new lineup for the tournament scheduled May 29-June 1. The Montreal 1 1 13 28 14 Chicago ( 2 0 12 40 25 Boston u u M is New York S 3 0 10 33 22 APG has collected name pro golfers and has 15 tournaments Toronto 4 2 1 I 18 18 Detroit 2 3 0 4 14 15 under contract for next year. West Division Booe said from New York his organization was "delighted to St. Louis 4 4 0 I 27 21 Oakland 2 5 2 I 19 32 Los Angeles 2 9 ' 5 17 33 Minnesota 1 t 1 t 21 18 Philadelphia 1 4 2 4 14 21 Pittsburgh 1 4 2 4 14 21 have the Memphis Open. We are overwhelmed by the Increase in purse and are glad to give Memphis the time they Hobson, however, will be the first to tell you that Roosevelt winner of three straight games after losing Its first three has more to offer than just one play. "Roosevelt has a quarterback No. 10 (Emanuel James), who throws the ball well," Hobson said, "and It plays good defense. Roosevelt has Improved as much as any team in the area." North Shore down to 20 players on the varsity was idle last week and has had two weeks to prepare for tonight's game. Coach Hobson's club Is 3-2. Despite North Shore's depleted ranks, Hobson Is not calling for the crying towel. "We are not crying," he said. "Injuries and other problems which we have had are Just part of football. But I will tell you this the boys we have, are all with us and they are giving 100 percent." Roosevelt Coach Alfonso Sutton notes an added Influence in tonight's game. "Some of my players are cousins and neighbors with the Memphis had hoped for the weavMooay-s Hestsm Montreal 5, Toronto ( Boston 4, Minnesota 1 New York 7, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 1 St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 1 Only games scheduled. Tlasraday'a KesnlH New York 2, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 7. Boston 5 . Only games scheduled. FrMav'a ( antes Chicago at Oakland Only game scheduled. May 29-June 1 date, two weeks before the National Open in Houston. It is one of the better dates to draw the top pros because they will be sharpening their game for the Open. I GUESS WHO? - Detroit Tigers pitcher Mickey Lol-ich opened Wednesday night as a singer at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev, Lolich sar;g country music style with a Detroit area quartet, the Four Scores. I

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