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Friday, February 28, 1964
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TFinley Signs Four-Year K.C Lease 'Let's Forget the Past, Play Ball He Says " ------ - W o A f I 1 31 Qrw KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 28 (UPI)-Charles 0. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics signed a new four-year lease for Municipal Stadium today and officially stamped it with the seal of his corporation. At a brief news conference, Finley signed the three copies of the 28-page lease and officially stamped them with the seal of his insurance corporation. The unpredictable owner declined to say anything about the terms of the lease or whether it contained a clause miking It irrevocable. He said yesterday In Chicago he would not sign an irrevocable lease without written order from the American League. "Let's forget the past and go forward," said the owner after signing the documents end ending a two-month impasse with the city. Eagles Sign Kuharich For 4 Years PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28 (AP) Joe Kuharich took over as head coach of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles today, armed with a four-year contract and a mandate from millionaire owner Jerry Wolman to build the best team money can buy. Wolman introduced Kuhranch nc hie nour viarti at a naive fnn. "I love baseball. That is why ference jMt nj ht I am in it. That is why I am ,, , , , ... nunancn, m-year-oia iormer college and pro coach, suc ceeds Nick Skorich, fired by Well, It Is Leap Year By James A. Rackwitz, a Post-Dispatch Photographer Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors leaps as the Hawks' Zelmo Beaty shoots in a game at Kiel Auditorium. No. 7 is the Warriors' Gary Phillips. His teammate in left background !s Guy Rodgers and the Warrior in center background is Wayne Hightower. The Hawks' No. 15 is Richie Guerin. Frisco won, 107-97. 'Game to Rememb''' Chamberlain Wilts Hawks vf 4 4m i u PjJST'OISPATCH By John J. Archibald Thp tali miifsfarhpH man Ipav. ing the San Francisco Warrior time in a11 the Io"g evenig Aat dressing room smiled softly. he had Deen ab,e t0 smile at any- sympathetically as he spotted th,ng Wllt Chamberlain did or the figure on the stairs. sa'c'- "A tough one, cnach" said the "You've played a lot of San Francisco man. games, Wilt," said Gallatin, "but Sports Comment Second Verse Is Wilder Than First Hawk coach Harry Gallatin re- I bet you'll remember this one turned the grin. It was the firt a long time." Chamberlain nodded. "Guess you're right, coach," he replied. u n 1 1 a 1 1 a rf t fill Fri., Feb. 28, 1964 going to stay in it. "In spite of huge losses which I have suffered in Kansas City during the past three years, I am approaching the new season with enthusiasm. So let's play ball." The signing today came with the opening of the Athletics' spring training in Florida. The owners' attorneys and city officials had worked on the lease all morning and then took it to Finley in a downtown hotel. Finley said he called Mayor Ilus Davis after finding an angle In the lease which he said he had previously "over looked." But he did not indicate what the ankle was that he referred to. Finley had sought a way to rent the stadium for the next WoM League championship, will pittsDurEn Steelers' founder and four years without legally bind- tU e t u. V tsourgn Meeiers rounder ana ing the team to Kansas City for head fie!f eiSht leams present owner, AM seven are liv-the duration of the lease. Davis competing m the St. Louis open ing, demanded a lease stipulating the men's basketball tournament rnn.eiman . c. t MrKin Athletics could net be transferred ,starti"g tomorrow night at the , Lo lm anJ b ' L uls Mcn Wohl Community Center, Kings- ,ev product who coacnea '-i- - L. m ' ' . ; j u ,v if r ' . . ' "('' ' ' ' a"'? ,a ' ft St Wolman last month on the day t h e 37-year-old contractor's $5,500,000 purchase of the Eagles was approved by the league. He takes over a team that has been last in its division two straight years. Kuharich left his job as supervisor of NFL officials to take the Eagles' job. He said he had the "itch" to return to coaching after one year in the league office. Jimmy Conzelman (The Associated Press reported highway and Easton. d that city officials said the lease contains a provision that It IS not 5orrelJ."1? v"- McDonnell. S:30. Sun-, . . r ,, . nay: Collegians vs. Montrey, 1:30, and SUJbieCt tO Cancellation.) Grand Prix vs. Saiuones, 3:30. Semi- linala will be played a week from today and tile final! Sunday, March S. Conzelman, Hinkle Gain Hall of Fame From Pnst-DiMialcli Hire Nrrvlrrn NEW YORK, Feb. 28 St. Louisan Jimmy Conzelman, who went on to fame as coach of the champion Chicago Cardinals after starring as a halfback on several professional teams, and powerful Green Bay fullback Clark Hinkle were among the seven named to pro football's Hall of Fame yesterday. The others selected: center George Trafton, tackles Ed Hea- with baseball's Ty Cobb. An all-, jt - i t , pro fullback four times, Hinkle ley and Link Lvman. guard Mike i .... . , . TU. u. , . w oiau aiuuu inn as a iieiu-EOai The Haymans, winner of the Michalske and Art Rooney, the kicker and starred on defense. Rooney was the only new member who did not play organized pro football. He saw semipro action before he founded the Steelers In 1933. Trafton DlaveH with th rhi. aiso ai wasningion university in Cago Bears from 1920 to 1932 Cage Pairings Set For City Tourney Stilted Broeg don't suggest By Bob Broeg , Post-Dispatch Sports Editor So boxing has gone from bad to verse, from an ex-convict champion to a garrulous guy who rhymes without reason or invitation. Sonny Liston hated cops. Cassius Clay just hates to be silent. The temptation was to write that Clay just hates, period, because of his membership in the Black Muslims. But, no fooling, after listening to gaseous Cassius sell his segregationist sect's "brotherly love," the impression exists that he's either a master of self-serving semantics or the biggest-hearted blabbermouth . extant. Maybe the most naive, tor, He is, however, even the most cynical would agree, a better boxer than many believed, though it's unlikely the Louisville Lip ever will be as good as he thinks he is. Nobody could be THAT good. Even those who think the fight was "fixed' that Clay carried a knife into the ring. Yet the big kid cut up T istn,n pnonph arnunH the eves to have troubled the glowering giant sufficiently, perhaps, to have caused the fight to be stopped the 7-foot-l center eventually. The fact is, thick-necked and strong at 210 pounds, the fleet 22-year-old new champion can, to use his own nauseous description, "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." To Liston's discredit, Sonny didn't fall like a champion. A warrior should be carried out on his shield, not sit glumly on his stool as his chicken-hearted well-wishers toss in the towel of surrender. Quite appropriately, however, a Senate subcommittee announced an investigation, not because Liston didn't lose convincingly, but because of the odd arrangement by which the stricken gladiator would stand to profjt hy his misery. As Bill McGoogan said in the office, it's quite unlikely that either New York, California or Illinois, to name three stern state boxing commissions, would have approved a contract by which a corporation headed by Liston was permitted to purchase exclusive rights to promote Clay's next bout . . . even be--fore they touched gloves. Florida, which lives off tourism and parimutuel betting, couldn't see, didn't want to see or just didn't care about the immediate suspicion such cash-and-carry collusion could cast upon the performance. Yes, it's true that Jim Braddock shared in Joe Louis's fights for a period of years after Braddock iost his title to Louis in 1937. But there were important differences. For one thing, in the desire to circumvent logical contender Max Schmeling at a time of strong anti-Nazi feeling, Braddock's manager, Joe Gouid, forced an arrangement with promoter Mike Jacobs for a share of Jacobs's profits out of Louis's future bouts. Out of Mike's profits, not Joe's. " Probably even more important, the veteran Braddock fought a courageous battle against young Louis. The Cinderella Man knocked down the Brown Bomber early, then absorbed a fearful beating, yet refused to permit his corner to strike his colors. He finally was stopped in the eighth round. Even if Liston's loss was not one to inspire even a Clay to poetry, the shoulder injury should not be discounted. The former Champion's inability to make a better fight with one hand against the shifting, retreating feet of Clay should, on the other hand, be better understood. After all, Sonny isn't the brightest boy who never went to school. And deprived of his best weapon, the left, the hand with which he began all his punching combinations, Liston could have been as bewildered as he looked. Thinking, after all, can be quite a strain. If at times the powerful brute reminded ringside or closed-circuit observers of Smead Jolley, a big lumbering former baseball slugger who could hit and couldn't cover ground, either, there is a possible explanation. Try this one on for size: Liston and his handlers shrugged off a recommended operation some time ago for a damaged left knee. In the fifth round the other night, when Sonny couldn't catch Clay even when Cassius couldn't see, Liston seemed to be limping. If Liston really favored that knee moving around, it's small rr)nder he hurt his shoulder with. a wild swing. An unnatural motion when Dizzy Dean was favoring an injured toe ruined one of the greatest arms in baseball history. And, swinging awkwardly trying to pull a high, outside pitch behind a runner on a hit-and-run play, durable Stan Musial once suffered a hairline shoulder fracture ... See what happens when a fella listens lo a golden gift-of-gab guy like Cassius Clay long enough? He finds himself making excuses for even an unsunny Liston. HnrnhUI Beaty Karmi-r ivtlit Vatulin Vlllki-n II. A. It was a big one." For the Hawks the word "big" may not have been enough to describe the 107-97 defeat they suffered in the National Basketball Association game at Kiel Auditorium last night. One game can't make or break a season or a division championship drive, but this one hurt so much. Now the hill is far steeper. Chamberlain made it so. What did he do? Everything. He scored 40 points. He got 31 rebounds. He blocked shots, harassed St. Louis shooters and Ji'"1" ran at full gallop for 48 minutes. Chamberlain's coach, Alex Hannum, said, "I think this may have - been the greatest game Wilt ever played. The Hawks had a good plan to stay in front of him and make it difficult for us to get the ball to him and they carried it out well. But this time Wilt was too much for any defense." Before the game, Hannum re vealed, Chamberlain had dis- T-hni.-ai f.u Peini. V, , , , . , . Nhiwtiiiir: Hawks .:179: San Fran- cussea ine proDaoie at. J-ouis ae- eisco .4,i. officials: sirom, i-owers. Last-Second Basket Wins for Principia NBA Standings By the Asrociatert Press ui.vriiiv DIVISION' Stan Williams hit a 20-foot s.i'l.'r'anris,-. iV li in':V jump shot at the final buzzer and "V a'IwIp. mS '!" 'So? :m .43:1 SO .M4 saved Principia an upset 73-72 puiii'mure U..1...U.H ..:... ..... r Uctrult ville College last night in a PAGES 1 4E Prairie College Conference game at Elsah, 111. ,3 Rollers to Roll lTlT!nTtibHZi his home city- and the six other and Healey was active with Rock new memoers or me nan oi lsiana ana me Bears trom 1920 Fame were chosen by a commit- to 1927. Lyman was a tackle with tee of nine newspapermen and the Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Conzelman. and the Bears from 1922 to 1934.' Conzelman was elected In a Michalske broke in with the old parliamentary procedure New York Yankees of the first whereby his name was linked with Rooney's, and the newsmen suddenly called for a voice vote. Conzelman, who had been protesting his election, was unable to raise a dissenting voice before the mo tion was carried by acclamation. Conzelman also coached the Providence Steamrollers and the Detroit Lions in his long football 17 23 '-2 1 8 30 HAWKS (97) Mln. Wl. VT. n 111- 6 3-1 IB .):) 14- K ;i- 3 K 1 in in- a 4- 3 r 4 10 4- 1 2- i 2 I Id 2-01-134 in i i-2 i- ii n i IB IK- M 1 I --H 1 H 4 I- II 2 2 - 7 1(1 3 t F.PIs. H I :t 4 i:t li 9 I 4 i l I 4 S 24 Totals 240 B-:i 3:i-2S H5 2S 25 87 May 7. Joan Weston and Bob Venter will head the St. Louis Pioneers who oppose the Chicago Red t Devils in the opening Roller Derby match tonight at 8:30 -o'clock at Kid Auditorium. The Ml 4arkif m 1 1 choc itill pnntinna nn i nursaay nignts at Met tnrougn fiAN' FRAMIMO (I(I7 Mln. Hi. I T. R. A. P.FIs. Attics :I8 IS- 3 1- B 7 2 4 II (ha'lnln 4H 29-18 1 I- 4 31 2 2 40 Hl tuwer 37 77- 4 7- 3 8 I 4 11 Hill 7 1- 0 0-1) 0 0 2 II Mesrhrry 44 22-11 1-1 9 fl ti 23 I'liilliln III 3- 1 2- 1112 3 Rmliters 41 14- 4 10- 7 3 H 2 IS Tlmr'ond IS 3- 2 0- 0 3 0 3 4 Team reb. 13 Totals 240 98-43 39-21 7S 18 24 107 Hawks 17 San Francisco 24 28 97 36107 Attendance 925S. fense with his teammates. "If they get in front of me, just go ahead and shoot," said I'll see if I can guide a few into the basket. "At any rate, don't worry about getting the baM to me. I'll get mine, all right." And get them he did. Five, or maybe six, of Chamberlain's filed goals were manufactured from near misses by his teammates. Some he merely tipped in as they floated by. Others needed a more persuasive twirl from one of his massive hands. But even Chamberlain couldn't do it alone. Tom Meschery, a 6-6 forward with a 12-point aver- pairings, age, scored one point more than Host State College of Iowa is Prep Rifle Results Western M.A. rfl-0) defeated Cleveland (3-6) 732-719; Country Day (7-2) defeated Kirkwood (6-3. 810-907; CBC 1 7-2) defeated Southwest (2-7). 727-678; O'Falkm Tech (6-3) defeated Beaumont (0-9). 726-546; McCluer (4-51 defeated ladue (1-8). 701-693. 0' Fa lion Tecb Girls (4-2) defeated Cleveland girls (4-2), 663-620. AU-8-rar team-of-the-week: Rich Rich Wehnee. Kirkwood, 190; Paul Parashak, CBC. 189; Carl Sclioenberg. Kirkwood, 188; LelRhton Westlake, Country Dav, 187; BUI Storkho, La-due. 187; Ken Bohannon. WMA, 187, Anita Pearson, Cleveland. 181. KA.NTKRN niVlNKIV Club W. I,. IVt. Boilon 49 19 .721 Inilniiall 47 22 .681 J'liiladrlpliia 311 3 .49.1 . lork 20 SO .286 THI'RsnAV'S HF.sri.TS Han Francisco 107, Si. liuls 97 TODAY'S SCHF.Dn.K Detroit vs. New V'nrU at Boston Nan Fram-lsco at Boston l.os Anarles at Baltimore Cincinnati vi. Philadelphia at tteran on, Fa. KATI RDAVS S HFDIir.E l.o AiikcIpr at St. llUiM 9 lei roll vs. Ronton at New York San Francisco al New York Cincinnati at l'lilladelplila Nt NllAY'S M III 1)11. K SI. Louis al l.o Anitelcs 1'hlludcliibla at Boston, arirrnonn Snii Francisco at Detroit Cincinnall at Baltimore, afternoon MONDAY'S SiCHFIll I.K SI. Louis al San l-rancisco American League and also played with Green Bay between 1S27 and 1937. The seven new members will be inducted Sept. 6 at Canton, Ohio, site of the Hall of Fame. Covenant Champion Covenant clinched the title in career. When he retired from the Midwest Christian College the game, he became an adver- Basketball Conference by defeat- Using executive here. He is now ing Manhattan (R Bjb, c with a local public relations , firm. Je8e. 79-55, at Priory gym last Conzelman was a quarterback n'Snt. Covenant had a 4-2 league at Washinptnn II nnH nlavprl record. with Great Lakes Navy in the 1919 Rose Bogl game. Hinkle, 5 feet II inches tall and weighing 205, played with a fury that invited comparison ( OV FN ANT 79, MANHATTAN fui MANHATTAN (Kan.) Hicks 5, Thompson 2. Winner 15. Wauch 1:1, a ft iHmS- AweM, COVENANT Peterson 3. Muller 10. Kiser 32, Blrchler 0. Ward 6. Sohradrr 0. Brown 19. Robinson 4, Siier.lll 3. FG 29. FT 21. F 20. Bears in Tourney WU Accepts NCAA Bid (Picture on Page 2E) By Harold Tuthill Washington University's basketball team received a bid today to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association small college regional tournament next Friday and Saturday in Cedar Falls, la. Announcement of the accept-ance was made by athletic direc- Bear Facts tor Harry Burrus. Coach Chuck Smith was to call Cedar Falls n'ncym ij,, t;A fV. r,- Jackson iuuay.t lu iiuu uui uic iuwi -iikiii that in the first half. He had 23 points in all, most of them on jump shots while under heavy guard. The Hawks were in the fight most of the way. They had a 46-45 lead at halftime and one of John Barnhill's skyrocket baskets gave them a 73-72 edge early in the fourth quarter. Then they faded. Barnhill and fellow guards Len Wilkens and Charley Vaughn did a fine job of shooting 42 points among them but Cham- "f the I!?" NCAA transfer i iui a indue il tut) luuii iui iihjm of the Hawk frontliners. Bob Pettit had 24 points and 18 rebounds, but there was a sharp dropoff after Bob. The Hawks are three games behind San Francisco now and their other two meetings with the first-place Warriors will be In Frisco next week. Harry Gallatin, who now must get his team ready for tomorrow night's game with the third-place Los Angeles Lakers at Kiel Auditorium, studied the terribly tall figure of Wilt Chamberlain as the Warrior loped down the hall. "There are one or two other things we could try against j him, said the coach. "But, frankly, when he's playing like that there isn't much you can do about it. What a remarkable man." one school. Others are Minne sota State of Mankato and Nebraska Wesleyan. For a while it seemed Washington's season might end with the home game at 8:15 tonight against MacMurray (111.) College and on the road Monday against Millikin at Decatur, (111.) Steve Levitt, out with an in jured knee cap, was on the doubt- full F0 FT Reh. V Pit. 1.11-2S2 62-107 1SB 51 324 73-187 94-141 173 57 240 fll-240 39- 60 52 57 221 Jones 90-207 34- 54 125 63 214 Shelton 36-100 5(1- 77 2S 27 122 Roe 47-104 1 1- 18 69 45 105 Levitt 43- 67 12- 2 62 29 PR CerHkus 26- 62 13- 16 4 2 32 65 Reed 10- 23 - 10 I 15 26 26 rohaualt 3- 7 7- 9 2 5 .13 Kramer 6- 8 0- 0 2 5 12 was beaten by Evansville in the final, 85-76. Smith said he would start his three seniors in tonight's final home appearance. Ron Jones, the regular center, will be at his favored spot. Ray Cerskus, also a center, will be moved to forward and Boyd Shelton, reserve euard. will he a slartinr hark. ist and Washington needed jner. him because it could not Wayne Williams and George Fiqht Pictures Open Spencer, both ineligible under a Ci l ti i rules. T OT. LOUIS I neaTer Yesterday it was learned Lev- A movie of the Cassius Clay-itt would be in shape to play in Sonny Liston heavyweight cham-the tournament so Washington pionship fight will be shown at was eager to accept the bid, its tne St. Louis Theater for a week second in two seasons. starting at 5:15 p.m. today. Oth- Meanwhile Burrus had re- er showings will be at 7:20 and ceived the green light from the 9:45 P m- eacn week day. WU athletic committee. Saturdays and Sundays the Last year Washington was host movie wil1 be shown at 12:30, to the regional tournament and 2:45 5:1. 7:35 a"d 1" P-m. 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