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Palm Beach Post-Times Best Fishing Bet Bluefish and timpano in Lake Worth, and bluefish in the St. Lucie estuary appear to be good prospects for today. Fresh water fishermen should find more speckled perch action on the north shore of I ke Okeechobee. Stocks On Page E-9 SECTION Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 196&-D1 Gator Homecoming Sad Affair; Vols Wallop Bruins By 42-18 ' .r Gators Chances In SEC Ruined 99-Yard Kickoff Runback m " A 1 -mi KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) - Quarterback Bubba Wyche sof 1 'i.ftmV. tened up UCLA's defenses with his best passing performance of the season Saturday and fifth-ranked Tennessee went on to crush the Bruins 42-18 before a By RONNIE JOYCE GAINESVILLE - (AFN) That same familiar, cry rang out loud and clear over Florida field Saturday. The old cry that says "wall until next year." Florida, picked by most folks to win the Southeastern Conference title this season, threw away whatever chance It might have had before a record crowd of 63,122 fans. The spoiler on this clear, bright afternoon was the Auburn Tigers, who overcame a ten-point deficit to hand the Gators their first SEC loss of the JO- 1 A:0&4 record homecoming crowd. JOE BONOWITZ: A LOOK BACK Bonowitz Back; He Would Like A Baseball Job Tailback Richmond Flowers scored twice on runs of three yards and one yard, Wyche hit V end Gary Kreis for 14 yards and another touchdown, fullback Richard Pickens ran 33 yards for the fourth TD, quarterback Bobby Scott hit end Terry Dalton season, 24-13. with an 11-yard touchdown pass, r loriaa s league record now tailback George Silvey scored stands at 2-1-1 and overall coach Ray Graves' troops are 4-2-1. from the one and Karl Krcmser tacked on six extra points. Auburn keeps Its SEC slate clear, posting its third victory In as many starts and ran its overall record to 5-2. UCLA scored on a 99-yard run by tailback Mickey Cureton on a Vol kickoff, a 41-yard pass from quarterback Jim Nader to end Ron Copeland a five-yard run by The Gators' lone touchdown came on a five yard pass from quarterback Bill Bolden. quarterback Jackie Eckdahl to When Wyche went out with 223 yards through the air and the Vols ahead 21-0 early in the third period, Scott continued the aerial bombardment that broke a tight end Jim Yarborough. The Gators also had a pair of three pointers from Jack Young-blood. The Gators moved from their own 25 to the Auburn 15 with the opening kickoff to set the stage for Youngblood's first field goal, a 31-yarder. iiirnw 1 1 v. . J. . . . school passing record for a sin gle game. Tennessee had 319 CARTWHEELING FOR A YARD CAIN ...Florida's Tom Christian Against Auburn yards through the air, eclipsing a record of 275 yards set against Kentucky In 1966. Tennessee finished most of the second half with second and third stringers as Coach Doug Klckey gave his substitutes IMAGINE MAKING A PROFESSIONAL baseball debut as a catcher with Ty Cobb at bat ! Or try this for thrill size: barnstorming with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Or how about hitting a home run off Grover Cleveland Alexander? These are among the storied memories which Joe Bono-wita: enjoys as he returns to this area to live In retirement. "I'm really not ready to retire," says Bonowitz. "I went to a picnic in Atlanta couple of weeks ago and hit four-for-four." That's a 69 year-older speaking, and In truth he looks spry enough to fit some role in baseball's business management, which is what he would like to find in South Florida. He is remindful of the story told by Sid Keener, who retire , to Juno Beach after a long career as sports writer and director of baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. A young sports writer, goes the story, was Interviewing an old-timer who had been among the game's great hitters. "Batters don't hit for such high averages today," said the scribe, "and what do you think you might hit today?" "Oh, I guess about .320," said the veteran. "No more than that?" "Well, after all, young feller, I'm over 70 years old." Joe moved to West Palm Beach in the late thirties when he completed an illustrious minor league career as "the king of the ballhawks" in Texas and Southern Leagues. At the end he was a playing manager for Joe Engel's Chattanooga Lookouts, at a time and in the same league where Paul Richards was managing Atlanta. He passed up further baseball offers to learn the laundry business, not just soap and water, but the Internal workings of a linen supply company with national franchises. Even though he took time to coach and manage American Legion baseball teams for Post 12 here, Joe established a reputation In the business world, was promoted by his firm to a San Francisco position, eventually formed his own engineering consultant service, headquartered In Atlanta. "I've been successful In business," Bonowitz said, "and I like to think that my old boss was right when he said I went ahead because of my baseball background, knowing how to meet challenges, and having courage under pressure." Joe knew pressure, all right, from the time, two years out of high school in Columbus, Ohio, when he was given a tryout Buckeyes Down Spartans And Remain Undefeated LARRY SMITH Eckdahl, the southpaw quarterback from Gainesville, chewed up most of the yardage with his passing, hitting Yarborough on two 13 yarders and Ted Ha-ger on another 13 yarder. The Tigers managed but two plays offensively before the fired up Gators had the ball back again. Carter, back to pass on a second and eight play, had his aerial picked off by Pensacola's David Ghesqulere at the Gator 45 to set up Florida's lone TD of the day before a disappointed homecoming crowd. Eckdahl quickly found Yarborough on a ten yarder and then Eckdahl who sat out the second half with a leg Injury, rambled 38 yards to the Auburn six before being pushed out of bounds by safety Buddy McCllnton. Two running plays and a pass play netted only one yard, but on fourth down from the five Eckdahl tossed to Yarborough In the end zone to give Florida a 10-0 lead with 7:19 still remaining In the first quarter. However, that was the beginning of the end for the Gators. After Florida's Steve Tannen blocked a Riley field goal attempt from the Gator 27, Florida took over on ;.; own 20. But on the second play from here, Bobby Strickland Intercepted Eckdahl's pass and returned the ball 16 yards to the Florida 13. It took Auburn only three plays to get Into the end zone with Carter's nine yarder to Frederick being the payoff. Auburn was right back In business a short time . later when McLlnton grabbed another Eckdahl aerial that went astray and the all-SEC safety man raced 42 yards to the Gator three. The Gator defense, spearheaded by Ghesqulere and David Mann, also of Pensacola, stood tall and the Tigers had to settle for a 24 field goal by Riley that knotted the score with 10: 10 left In the first half. The start of the third quarter was a battle of mlscues with Tannen fumbling the ball over to Auburn and on the first play after the bobble, the Tigers' Christian gave the ball right back to the Gators on a fum put the Buckeyes on the visitors' 47, Maclcjowskl to Jankowskl, who caught light for 88 yards, started this drive, whUe Leo Hayden's catch was good for 26 yards. Maclejowski took the ball around left end for the touchdown from the 2. Ohio State tailed attempting the extra points, on three of four occasions. Michigan State rallied again In the last minute of the third period after receiving a kick on the Buckeyes' 31. Tripled and Tommy Love alternated In carrying to the 6, and after three rushes Love scored from the 1. game experience. A crowd of 64,078 saw the Vols, who now launch a four-game drive for the Southeastern Conference title, gain revenge for last year's 20-16 loss to UCLA In the season opener. Tennessee's win gave the big orange a 2-1 edge in the series with the Bruins. Wyche riddled the Bruin defense with passes throughout the first half, hitting 17 to 24 for 223 yards, and one touchdown. Two pass interceptions, one in the end zone early in the game and the other as the half closed, marred the performance. Tennessee started Its first touchdown drive at mldfleld. Wyche hit end Ken Delong twice In the drive, the second carrying 15 yards to the UCLA 12. Flowers dived the last three yards for the score. The second touchdown drive started on the Vols' 11, with Wyche hitting six of eight attempts, the last to Kreis who leaped high to haul It In for the touchdown. Karl Kremser hit his second extra point kick. ICLA 9 1? 1-18 IK v f V i (C) N.Y. Times News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State retained Its place among the nation's unbeaten football teams by vanquishing Michigan State Saturday, 25-20, before a record crowd. A Parents' Day gathering that set an attendance mark of 84,859 witnessed the action In this Important Big Ten tussle. The parents saw Ohio State score its 10th straight victory, Its sixth of the current season, In another step toward the conference crown. A fourth quarter defense throttled Michigan State, which a week ago surprisingly conquered Notre Dame. The first string sophomore quarterback, Rex Kern, retired with an ankle injury In the second period to be replaced by another soph, Ron Maciejowski, and the Buckeye offense continued to move effectively along the ground and overhead. On the first play from scrimmage after the opening kickoff, Coach Woody Hayes team went to the air. This sophomore-dominated squad put together such a coordinated offense that It gained 214 yards rushing and 215 yards passing. Before the game was two minutes old, a Kern pass to sophomore end Bruce Jankowskl was good for 34 yards as Ohio State swept downfleld for 83 yards. Fullback Jim Otis completed the half-yard plunge that scored the first touchdown and Jim Roman kicked the extra point. Kern, who completed nine of 12 for 138 yards before he was hurt, connected on an 8-yard toss to Jankowskl for the second touchdown. Before the half ended, Otis tallied again, from the 3. ty BOB BALFE Sports Editor i Tennewee I) 14 21 7 Tenn Flowers 3 run i Kremser kick ) Tenn Kreis 14 pass from Wyche (Kremser kick t Tenn Flowers 1 run ( Kremser kick) Tenn Pickens 33 run I Kremser kick I Tenn Dalton 11 pass from Scoll (Krem- str ) UCLA Cureton 99 kickoff return (kick failed) UCLA Copeland 41 pass from Nader (pass failed) Tenn Sllvev 1 run ( Kremser kick ) UCLA - Bolden 5 run ( run failed ) A -64,078 Michigan State 0 7 13 0-20 Ohio State 7 12 6 0-25 OSU-Otls 1 run (Roman kick) OSU Jankowskl 14 pass from Kem (kick failed) MSU-Trlplett 1 run (Boyce kick) OSU Oils 3 run (pass failed) MSU Foreman 13 pass from Triplet! ' (Bovce kick) OSU-Maclejowskl 2 run (pass failed) MSU Love 1 run (pass failed) A-84.859. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Statistics of the Michigan State-Ohio State football game: Mich. Suit Ohio Stale First downa 18 24 Rushing yardage 134 214 Passing yardage 137 215 Return yardage 67 36 Passes 9 15 3 16 261 Punts 5-38 7-37 Fumbles lost 4 1 Yards penalized 26 71 fc v.. ft i. A 13-yard completion to Foreman accounted for the second Spartan touchdown. Gary Boyce's placement kick kept the visitors In the game, trailing at 19-14. But the Buckeyes braced and took the subsequent kickoff to go on to score. A personal foul against the Spartans on the runha' k of the kick MSU RUN DIDN'T LAST LONG Three TD's In Space Of 73 Seconds by the Columbus team of the American Association. His manager was Joe Tinker of the famed Tinker to Evers to Chance combine. "We were playing an exhibition In 1919, and our catcher Grover Hartley got his hand split when Ty Cobb fouled off a pitch. The bases were full, with two out, and Hartley walked over to the bench holding his split hand and told Tinker 'put the kid In.' "That was my first chance. Cobb lined to third base to end the Inning, and In the ninth I drove In the winning run. "But in those days catchers had to be big hulks, 220 pounds or more, and I was a skinny 154, so they shipped me to St. Joe, Missouri, to learn to play the outfield, because I was a good hitter. I never went back to catching, and at times my contract was held by Cincinnati, Washington and Detroit, and I played some springs with the majors, but I set a lot of records, some of them still standing, for both batting and fielding in the Texas and Southern leagues." The record books testify that Bonowitz five times batted better than .350 for a full season, once In the Texas League had nearly 500 chances In centerfleld with but one error. A broken leg curtailed his chances when near his peak. "They were still throwing spltters In the Texas League," Joe recalls. "Every team had a couple of spitball pitchers, and the pitchers had knucklers and screwballs and yet there were years when the league would have two dozen or more hitters over .300. In one season I was hitting .358 in the last week of the season and was sixth in the league. It makes you wonder what has happened to the hitters today, "I think the big trouble Is the home run. Everyone's hitting for the fences. I had some power. The year I set the record for all baseball with 73 two-baggers in the Southern League I also had nine triples and nine homers among 202 hits for a .351 average. But I found bunting and dragging, which are now lost arts, were important. I had some speed. Rogers Hornshy taught me how to control the hat for the hit and run. I was good for 30 to 40 hits a year just bunting." Whatever his theory, It worked for Joe Bonowitz for 17 years in pro ball after that debut against Ty Cobb. He might have remained In baseball as a manager, but he heard the call of the business world. Now he's ready to make It full cycle, and he'll live In South Florida, hopefully at some point where he can again be associated in his game. Florida Room Like Funeral as the best we've had since I've been here and we feel bad about letting them down." ble. However, the Gators couldn't be content with the ball and Larry Rentz, taking over for the Injured Eckdahl, quickly gave the ball right back to the Tigers on a pass Interception. Strickland picked off the wild Rentz aerial and the sophomore linebacker returned the ball to the Auburn 30. Carter rolled out to his right on the first play from here and hit Christian, who made a diving catch in the end zone, for the score and the lead, 17-10. However, Florida was far from out of the game, as they took the ensuing kickoff and marched to the Auburn four. On a fourth down play from three, Graves decided to go for a field goal, but Youngblood's three point attempt sailed wide. This seemed to be the end of the Gators. But again Ghesqulere, playing one of the best games of his college career, Jarred Carter loose from the ball at the Tiger 17 and Mike Healey recovered. Jerry Vlnesett, subbing for Smith, picked up five yards on two running plays before Rentz' pass fell Incomplete. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Statistic By van Mckenzie GAINESVILLE (AFN) D'u you ever see a six-foot, ght-lnch, 258-pound man cry? T isn't a pretty scene. The hulking frame of .m r- "That wasn't why we lost the game," he said. "Remember they did move the ball some. I wanted to give those boys a chance In Homecoming. They did all right. You Just can't say It was a game effort from the Gators, but in a vear when rybody thought "next year" was nnaiiy here thev now stand 4.2-1 orougn was arapea over a mat had a bearing on the It has been one letdown after wooden bench, his ho.td lowere. and a bland expression on his face. He looked li! e the Greek warrior who would rather die than lose a battle. He was hurt. I.? couldn't hold back the tears. EVANSTON, 111. (AP)-Ninth-ranked Michigan scored four touchdowns In the second quarter, three of them In a span of 73 seconds, to wallop Big Ten football rival Northwestern, 35-0, Saturday. Ron Johnson drilled three and five yards to score twice during the deluge. In all, the senior halfback carried the ball 24 times for 129 yards. Johnson raised his car eer carries to 416, surpassing the Michigan record by Tom Harmon set 28 years ago. Harmon totaled 406 rushes. Tom Curtis stole two Northwestern passes In the second quarter, one of them setting up a touchdown, and boosted his Interceptions In conference games this season to seven to tie a Big Ten record. The victory put the Wolverines at 6-1 for the season and 4-0 In the Big Ten to remain locked In the conference lead with Ohio State's Buckeyes, who defeated Michigan State 25-20. Northwestern Is 1-6. larDrougn, tne quiet man they caT "punJab," had Just walked away from Florida field and a "A 13 loss to Auburn. If Injured again, picking up a key first down on a fourth and three situation and limped off the field. The record 63,122 Homecoming crowd gave him a standing ovation. "Smith's run was a tremendous effort," Graves said. "Not many athletes could have made It on a bad leg." The Gators did get plenty of chances. Steven Tannen blocked a field goal and punt. David Ghesqulere intercepted a pass and Mike Healey recovered a punt. None led to a Florida score. Tanned said blocking two kicks In one game wasn't a first for him. "I blocked three kicks in one game in high school," he said. "They didn't help anyway." Nothing seems to help. Where do the Gators go from here? "We pick ourselves up and get ready for Georgia," Graves said. "The sun will still come up tomorrow In the East, as It always does." Tomorrow Is about the only thing the Gators have to look forward to now. Yesterday is full of tears. you've ver been to a funeral you know what It Is like In the of the Auburn-Florida football game: Harvard Surprises Penn Aahan KtorUa another. Even several of the victories were discouraging. "This team hasn't given up and won't" said Graves. "Our kids gave it everything they had, they went after Auburn as hard as we've gone after anybody In a long time. That's all I can ask for. I'm proud of them." For the first 13 minutes, the Gators looked like the team everybody thought they would be. They Jumped out to a 10-8 lead. "We looked better than we have all year at the first of the game," said Graves. "But Auburn kept Its poise and took advantage of our mistakes. Auburn is the best football team we've played this season. No doubt, Graves move, to put In the second team offense after the Gators led 10-0 will be criticized because the first team never did gain momentum again. Graves defended the game." ' It was evident that the Gators still have quarterback troubles, although the passing of Jackie Eckdahl and one dazzling run were responsible for the early lead. Eckdahl tossed two Interception to allow Aubura to pull Into a lt-10 halftone tie and Injured his right foot again. Larry Rentz took over and couldn't come up with the big play again. Eckdahl and Graves disagreed about his playing status In the second half. "The doctors said he couldn't play," said Graves. But later Eckdahl 'aid, "It was Just a slight sprain. I think I could have played but I wasn't asked about It." A big boost to the Florida offense came from the running of sophomore Jerry Vlnesett, who gained 46 yards In relief of the Injured Larry Smith. Smith did get into the game for a couple of plays, but he was First downs Rushing yardage CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (AP) - 12 17 60 166 220 J7 . 17-301 W44-3 8-28 740 2 3 31 .. 0 10 7 7-24 . 10 0 0 3-13 Pahstng yaraage Return yirdage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Auburn . Florida . FlorUa dressing room. Yar-brough took It the hardest of ail. Somebody walked up to Yar-brough, patted him on the back, and asked him li he'd like to talk about It. He raised his head and simply said, "No." The hsue wasn't pressed. Nobody really wanted to talk about this one. The Gators felt they would beat Auburn and they weren't ready to accept the fact that they hadn't. "What I feel worse about, personally," said coach Ray Graves, "is letting down our students. Our student support this week Fla FG Youngblood 31 Fla Yarborough Hv pass from Eck Pat Conway Intercepted the first two passes thrown by Penn's Bernle ZbrzeznJ, and John Cramer recovered Gerry Santinl's fumble the third time Penn had the ball. Two of those mistakes were turned Into touchdowns, the other killed a drive at the Harvard 28 and when Vic Gatto raced 70 yards with a punt late in the opening period Harvard had a 21-0 lead. Harvard stunned Pennsylvania with three first period touchdowns and rolled to an easy 28-6 football victory Saturday that knocked the surprising Quakers out of a tie for the Ivy League lead. Harvard and Penn had unexpected 5-0 records but the Crimson quickly settled matters and became only the second Harvard team In 37 years to win Its first six games. Michigan 0 28 0 735 dahl (Youngblood kick i Northwestern 0 0 0 00 Mich-Johnson 3 run (Kllllan kick) Mich Harris 4 Dais from Brown (KU. llan kick) Aub rreoencn iim paaa irom v.nrr (Riley kick) Aub-FG Riley 24 Aub-Christlan fiv past from Carter (Riley kick) Fla FG Youngbood 2S Aub-Frederlck 41 pau from Carter (Riley kick) A-63,122. Mich-Johnson 5 run (kick failed) Mich Parks 50 Dass Interreotlon (John son pass from Brown ) Mlch-Scheftler 1 run (Kllllan kirk) A 40.101

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