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CASE-PILE PAGE TWO-B O Who Controls Collegiate Football in Arizona By ABE CHAXIX Star Sports Editor THE PUBLICATION or a statement by Footballer Joe Matesic implicating Arizona State at Tempe coaches in his falsification of entrance records was late in coming out. Actually, the story has been in abeyance, awaiting a positive action in the matter by Dr. Grady Gammage, president of Arizona State at Tempe. But no positive action, other than what has been termed a "whitewashing," has been forthcoming. The newspapers in the state knew of many talcs incriminating Head Coach Larry Siemering in the playing of Matesic as a freshman although he already had had two seasons at the University of Indiana. And then suddenly one assistant coach after another resigned from the Tempe football staff, the word spread quickly, and from those assistants, that it HAD been known all along that Matesic was falsely registered and playing under an assumed name. If, as Matesic says, he was told to register under his brother's name at Tempe, and if, as the assistant coaches have said, this was known as fact, how did Dr. Gamm'age's investigation fail to announce a clear-cut decision? . The Sun Angels Enter the Picture MATESIC ALSO dragged into the picture the Sun Angel Foundation, Tempe's downtown boosters' organization of professional and businessmen. He did that by saying ttiat Mike Casteel, executive secretary of the Sun Angels, also knew his real identity. The Sun Angels have much to say in Tempe football. They raise money to pay Tempe football players and have, in the past, raised money to pay coaches' salaries. And the influence of the downtown group on collegiate football at Tempe was not restricted merely to giving out pay checks. They took a hand in hiring football coaches, setting . football policy that would be geared to the championship "big-time" football they were footing the bills for. Thus it would be , only logical to wonder if Dr. Gammage, a respected educator in the state, was allowed a clear hand in his investigation and subsequent decision on the Matesic case? O Desire to Best Arizona Had Much to Do With Interfering of Sun Angels What is it that draws booster groups into the manipulting of collegiate football, not fonly in Arizona, but throughout the nation? It can't be selfishness for there is little open gain for the businessmen. In fact, it costs them. Rather it is a desire to satisfy pride in their hometown institutions. . IN TEMPE'S CASE it has been the desire to outdo the University of Arizona. Throughout the years the Tempe school rode a poor second to the university in athletics. But after World War II, the Sun Angel Foundation was formed. It was spurred on by Arizona's 67-0 licking of Tempe on the football field. From then on the Sun Angel Foundation, hiring an executive secretary at a good salary, drove Tempe football forward. The Sun Angels selected . Ed Doherty to coach Tempe out of the hole. He did the job but balked at interference by boosters and resigned after bringing Tempe its second straight triumph over rival Arizona. Larry Did the Job Too The Sun Angels, after Doherty's resignation, again selected a coach to continue the upwards parade. This time it was Larry Siemering who had brought College of Pacific nation-wide fame although it was reported that the Stockton, Calif, School and its boosters had over-spent on football player recruiting. SIEMERING DID the job, too. He did it even better. Whereas Doherty only defeated Arizona, 34-7, and 47-13, Seimering's Tempe eleven routed the university, 61-14. v Joe Matesic played in that game for Tempe. Siemering had produced the results the Sun Angels asked for. And now it would appear that Siemering is really going to deliver the goods. He has loaded Tempe's football squad with west coast transfers that include giant linemen and at least one very highly paid much-touted back, John Henry Johnson. Siemering is delivering the goods; the Sun Angels are footing the bill. And who controls collegiate football at Tempe? Arizona Learned to Put Football m fs Pffce - ' The University of Arizona learned that football is no eighth wonder of the world. i learned to remedy a strange situation in which Arizona football had been blown into an autonomous position. , Football, built up by its downtown boosters, had grown so large that it no longer could fit its size into the department of athletics. And the university's director of athletics had NO control over football. THE FOOTBALL COACH, rather, was made responsible only to the president of the university. This odd situation came about- through the direction of Arizona's downtown boosters, the Towncats. Now, however; football is back in line with other Arizona sports. It is once again, where it always should have been, under the department of athletics. Tempe still must learn to curb the football ' ambitions of its booster groups. It must learn that downtown booster groups can work quietly and effectively . with university athletics. But the control must remain with thejchool and the sport of football must remain small enough to live in the department of athletics on the same level with other sports. . glrtjona atl gtar gport TUESDAY TRIBE SUFFERS 1ST LOSS; CUBS HELDHITLESS 2 Giant Hurlers Notch No -Hit Tilt; Paige Tames Cleveland BURBANK, Calif.. March 17. OP) The St. Louis Browns surged from behind to hand the Cleveland Indians their first defeat in six games, 8-7, today. Cleveland held a 6-0 margin after five and a half innings, four of the runs coming in the sixth when Brownie Southpaw Lou Sleater walked five men. In the St. Louis part of the sixth, the Browns romped across seven times. The Indians quickly tied the count, but Tom Wright singled home Bob Nieman in the seventh with the winning run. Al Rosen blasted a Satchel Paige pitch over the left field wall for the Indians seventh frame marker. It was one of two hits Faige gave up in three innings. The box: CLEVELAND BROWNS AB H O A AB H O A Boone. s 4 111 Young, 2b 5 14 3 Combl.ll i1 0 0 0 Marion. 2 0 13 Avila, 2b 1 0 2 4 Rotek.ss 3 2 0 2 Wilson, 2b 1 0 0 2 Rivera.cf 4 3 0 Doby.cf 3 12 0 Kryhoski.lb 10 4 0 Kennedy.cf 10 10 Arft,1b 10 4 0 Eater,1t. 2 0 5 1 Sehmees.rf 2 0 10 Simpson, 1b 2 14 0 Nieman, rf 110 0 Rosen,3b 4 112 Thoma,3b 2 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 Mitchell, If Reiser.lf Fridley.rf Hegan.c Gromek. p 3 10 0 Oeliing.tf 2 0 10 Dyck.lf 3 13 0 Wright, If 1 0 3 0 Courtney, e 10 10 Byrne, p 2 0 0 0 b-Joluison 110 0 4 2 0 0 10 0 2 10 0 0 Rorek.p Chakales.p 0 0 0 1 Sleater.p 0 0 0 0 1-McCoiky 0 0 0 0 Taylor, p Fahr.p 0 0 0 0 e-Rapp Piige.p 0 0 0.0 10 0 0 10 0 0 Tatalt 31 6 24 11 Totals 32 10 2710 -walked for Chakalta in 8th, b-Flied out for Byrna In 5th. e. Fanned for Taylor in 6th. Score by Inning: CLEVELAND 000 024 1007 BROWNS 000 007 10x R Doby, Slmpaon, Roien 2, Mitchell 2, Fridley, Young, Rotek, Rivera, Arft, Nieman 2, Thomas, Wright. E Doby, Young, Arft. RBI Fridley 3, -Hegan, Boone Avila, Rivera, Nieman, Thomas, Courtney 2, Wright 2, Rosen. 2B Rivera. HR Frid ley, Rosen. SB Hegan. DP Byrne to Ma riorr to Kryhoski; Boone to Avila to Easter; Rosen to Avila to Easter. Left Cleveland 9, Browns 6. BB Byrne 2 Sleater 5, Taylor 1, Paige 2. Rozek 4, Cha-kales 2. SO Byrne 4, Taylor 1, Paige 3 Gromek 1, Chakales 2. HO Byrne, 4 in 5 innings; Taylor, 0 in 1; Gromek, 2 in 3; Chakales, 4 in 2; Sleater (pitched to 6 men), 0 in 0; Paigei 2 in 3; Rozek, 4 in 2; Fahr, 0 in 1. Winner Paige. Loser Chakales. U Bill Summers and Charles Berry (AL). A-M341. T 2:30. CUBS BLANKED LOS ANGELES, March 17. (JP) Righthander Jimmy Hearn and Southpaw Montia Kennedy com bined to pitch a no-hitter as the New York Giants walloped the Chicago Cubs, 10-0, here this afternoon. - ' Hearn went the first five innings, facing 17 men. Kennedy fin ished up, walking three and fanning three to face 15 batters in his four-inning stint. The only threat of a hit by the Cubs came on a line drive to left center by Third Baseman Ransom Jackson to lead off the second inning. But Willie Mays of the Giants made a brilliant glove-hand grab for the out. NEW YORK (N) 002 t01 11010 t 0 t,Hlt,AGO (N) 000 000 000 0 0 3 Hearn, Kennedy (6) and Westrum; Kelly, Rush (4) and Pnmesa; LP Kelly. CARDS MP PHILS CLEARWATER, Fla., March 17. (; Wally Westlake singled, stole second and went home on a wild throv to first in the 11th inning today to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 exhibition win over the Philadelphia Phillies. ST. LOUIS (N) 100 020 110 016 9 0 PHILADELPHIA (N) 120 101 000 005 13 7 (11 innings) Rubert, Presko (4), Ludwig (7), Beard (8), Blaylock (10) and Fusselman, Sarni (S); Miller, Dempsey (6), Church (9), Hansen (11) and Burgess. TEAMS SHAKY ' TAMPA, Fla., March 17. (p) It looked like bush league baseball today as the Cincinnati Reds took a 6 to 5 decision from the Philadelphia Athletics. The half dozen pitchers allowed a total of 19 hits and gave up nine walks. There are five errors, two by the Reds and three by the A's PHILADELPHIA (A) . . 112 010 nnns m i CINCINNATI (N) 110 310 00X-6 9 2 BU.i.ny, oyra (4), Kucab (7) and Wur-ray; Blackwell, Jordan (6), Smith (9) and Ross. WP Blackbird. LP Byrd. YAXKS ROLL OX ST. PETERSBURG, March 17. W ine New York Yankees continued to sweep their American league opponents in the Granefrnit league today, wallopine the Wash ing tun aenaiors, s-o. I his was the world chamDions' seventh victory in . nine games. Both the losses came at the hands of teams in the National league. WASHINGTON (A) ... 200 002 0015 5 1 NEW YORK (A) 2C1 023 OOx 8 16 1 Haynes. Consuegra (4), Ferrick (7) and Kluttx, Grass (7); Reynolds, McDonald (5), Miller (8) and Houk. MeKalvav Ki WP Reynolds. LP Haynes. BUMS WIX VERO BEACH, Fla., March 17. (JP) The Brooklyn Dodgers leaped on Joe Coleman for five runs in the second inning and easily defeated a Philadelphia Athletic B team, 13-5, before a crowd of 2,452 todav. PHILADELPHIA B (A) 00 001 004 5 7 0 BROOKLYN (N) . . . . 050 003 32x 13 15 3 Coleman, Kume (6), McGroaty (8) and Tipton. Spasano (7); Branca. Mossor (4). MaMette (7) and Campanella, Walker (6). WP Branca. L Coleman. PALEHOSE BLASTED PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 17. (JP) The Seattle Rainiers collected one run off Bill-Pierce, two! off Sol Rogovin and three off Lou Kretlow to blast the Chicago White Sox 6-3 today. CHICAGO (A) 100 100 1013 7 1 SEATTLE PCL) 100 011 03x 6 8 0 Pierce. Rooovin (), Kretlow (7) and Porter: Johnson, Carlson (4), Abbert (I) and Erautt. MORNING, MARCH 18, 1952 Arizona Spring Drills Close Day Early Arizona's spring football practice will close today, one day short of the allotted 20 days. Following Saturday night's intra-squad game, the Wildcats had two remaining days of workouts. But rain limited the squad to a chalk talk yesterday. Head Coach Warren Woodson said he would close out the spring practice with play-running, checking of various offensive assignments and going over some of the errors shown in the game-condition scrimmage. San Jose Tank Crew Belts UA San Jose's swimming squad routed the' University of Arizona swimmers yesterday afternoon 72 to 12 In the opening meet of the year for the locals. The same two teams will swim again this after-: men's pool. Lack of training for the Wildcats was given as the reason for the Cats' dismal showing in the meet. "With all this bad weatlv er," commented one Arizona official, "the swimmers haven't been able to work out. They haven't had any trials at all this year." Outside of that one factor, however, the Wildcats faced a rugged foe in San Jose State. The visitors captured first in all the events. Web Small was the top scorer for Arizona. He grabbed off a second in the 200-yard backstroke event and finished third in the 50-yard free style event. Num Fong was a double winner for the visitors. He captured firsts in the 220-yard free style swim and in the 440-yard free style event. The resu'ts: - 300-yard medley relay: 1. San Jose. (Lebedeff, Short and Gorman). Time 3:23.1 seconds. 220-yard free style: 1. Num Fong. (SJ) 2. By Smalley (SJ). 3. Don Funk (A). Time 2:32.9. 50-yard free style: 1, Chet Keil, (SJ). 2. Garry Smith (SJ). 3. Web. Small, (A). 26.3 seconds. 150-yard Indivu. Medley: 1. J. Flood, (SJ). 2. Bob Filler, (SJ). 3. Don Renner, (A). Time 1:48.4. Diving: 1. Bill Finch (SJ). 2. .Lebedeff (SJ). 3. Jim Young, (A). 100-yard free style: 1. Gary Smith (SJ). z. cnet Keil (SJ). S. Bill Dinkmeyer (A) 1:01 seconds. -200-yard backstroke: 1. Bob Filler (SJ). z. web small (A). 3. Jock Coultas (SJ). 2:39.6. 200-yard breaststreke: 1. Bill Short (SJ). 2. Phil Monier (A). S. Jay Flood (SJ). Time 2:51.9 seconds. 440-yard free etyle: 1. Nstm Fong (SJ). 2. B. Smalley (SJ). 3. Charles McGovern (A). Time 5:45.4 seconds. 440-yard relay: 1. San Jose State (Lebe- t'lZ I Ke''' Gorma" nd Smith). Time Point staftdings: San Jos Stat 72, Arizona 12. Two South American Track Stars Ready To Run Against UA Arizona's track team will come up against two South American Olympic prospects Saturday night in a dual meet with Santa Barbara State college. The California school will send Albert Triulzi, hurling star, and half-miler Hugo Nutini against the Wildcats. Triulzi, an Argentinian, has run the highs in 14.2 and the lows in 23.8. He is scheduled to run for his country in this summer's Olym- iuiim nas aireauy gone considerably under two minutes in the half this season. The Arizona-Santa Barbara dual meet is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Arizona stadium. TWO STRAIGHT BRADEXTOX, Fla., March 17. IJPh-The Boston Braves made it two straight over the Boston Red Sox today behind the four hit pitching of Max S.urkont and Chet Nichols, winning 2-1 before a crowd of 2541. ' BOSTON (A) 100 000 0001 4 1 BOSTON (N) 101 000 OOx 2 5 2 Henry, Brodowskl (6) and Niarhos, White (6); Surkont, Nichols (4) and Bur-rii. WP Nichols. LP Henry. IBG Faces Anti 1 Government Claims Group Conspiring to;?omlnant position in wgtime box. . r ,, 1 0 ling three years ago, Ijas con- monopolize nampionsnip r ignis; Officials Deny Allegations By WILL GRDISLEY NEW YORK, March 17. (IP) The government filed a civil antitrust suit today against the International Boxing Club of New York and Illinois, charging the group with conspiring to monopolize cham pionship fights in the United States. Charges were brought against James D. Norris of New York and Arthur M. Wirtz of Chicago, own ers of the IBC, and the Madison Square Garden Corp., of New York. Both Norris and Wirtz con- lenaea ineir Dusiness was strict- ly legal." . - "As far as we are concerned we've acted on the advice of coun sel who said all our actions were perfectly legal," said Norris, in Miami Beach, Fla., where he' is vacationing. "If the government finds otherwise, we'll just have to change." In Chicago, Wirtz said: "it is my understanding that personal service contracts are exempt from the anti-trust law. "From a purely personal angle, I can't understand why we shorld be sued for putting our bouts on television, while - the National f a ' A - - $ . - X I y i y if ; . 's - ; 'i !- M : J V ' , :)1 t " r.f m ' - -St. HIGHBALL BY HIGH SCORER . . . Norm Grekin (7), LaSalle Jiigh-scorlng forward, really does some- flying as he goes up with the ball in first half of National Invitation tournament champion-ship game. Right behind him with only legs and arm risible is Dayton's John Hoian. On floor in background is Jim Paxson (53) of Dayton. Reaching high In right foreground is Dayton's Pete Boyle. (AP photo.) Saddler Bounces Off Floor, Whips Collins; Henry Loses BOSTON, March 17. JP) World featherweight champion Sandy Saddler of New York was knocked off his feet for the first time in his 143 fights tonight but came back with a furious attack to floor Irish Tommy Collins of Boston four times before winning a technical knockout verdict in the fifth round of a St. Patrick's night Donny- LaSalle Has 3 , Men on Nil" Star Team NEW YORK, March 17. f.T) Champion LaSalle placed three men on the All-National Invitation Basketball team picked today by the Associated Press. The Explorers, who defeated Dayton 73-64 in Saturday night's final at Madison Square Garden, were represented by Tom Cola and Norm Grekin, who tied for most valuable player honors, and Jumping Jack Moore, the crack rebounding guard. Here's the all-NIT team: Tom Gola. LaSalle, 6-6, freshman. Norm Grekin, LaSalle, (-5, Junior. Don Meineke, Dayton, t-7, senior. Bob Sanone, St. Bonaventure, 6-0, Junior. , Jack Moore, LaSxlle, (-1, sophomore. The second tean: Forwards, Fred lehle of LaSalle and Chuck Grionby of Dayton; Center, Jim Tucker of Du-auesne; Guards, Leland Norris of Dayton and Johnn O'Brien of Seattle. Chacon Is Scheduled To Meet Mazon Here Bartolle Chacon, the only boxer in the state to hold a victory over Joe Mazon of Tucson, will fight here next Monday in the featured bout on the Tucson Sports center amateur card. Last night's scheduled card was called off when heavy week end rains turned the area surrounding the center into a virtual sea of mud. Promoter Bill Santos announc ed last night that Mazon wanted to iaKe anorner cracK at unacon now, that he has gained a little more experience and Santos was only too happy to oblige. Five pitchers on the Detroit Tigers roster were born in the city of Detroit. Football League was sued for not putting their games on television, A government anti-trust suit Is Dendin, against the National Foot- ;haii Leasue for restrictinz tele- vision of its games Control Sale of Rights The IBC is accused of control ling the sale of radio, television and motion picture rights to the contests and of obtaining exclu sive use of principal arenas in New York, Chicago and other large cities. The complaint further says the defendants obtained contracts from champions and leading con tenders in all major weights divisions requiring the fighters to box exclusively for the IBC - The IBC, hich took over it brook in Boston Garden. Saddler weighed 13094, a quar ter pound more than Collins for the scheduled ten round non-title bout. The win goes down as a tech nical knockout under Massachusetts rules as Referee Joe Zapustas stepped in to stop the wild action at 2:20 of the fifth round. HEXRY UPSET PHILADELPHIA, March 17. (JP) Young Harold Johnson, Phila delphia light heavyweight who was counted out of boxing two years ago because of a serious back injury, scored a. startling upset tonight by winning a split decision over Clarence Kenry, the nation s third ranking heavyweight title contender. Johnson weighed 178 and Henry I86V2 for tne 10 rounder at the arena. Johnson, winner of 34 bouts in 38 pro fights, received the nod from Judge Lou Tress and Referee Zach Clayton by the identical card of 5-4-1. Judge Max Dar-off awarded Henry the bout 5-2-3. The Associated Press scored the 23-year-old Philadelphian as the winner 5-3-2. ' ALISON, FELDMAN WIN IN HANDBALL Handball had the lone spot on the university intramural program last night. Matches were flayed in both singles and doubles competition. The results: Roger Alison, Phi Gamma Delta over Bill Hollenstiener. a A it, 21-15; 11-21; 21-18. 'Howie Feld- man, ZBT, over Jerry Epstein, Tau Delta Phi, 21-2; 21-1 1. Ken Dorrmann. Phi Kappa Psi over Winnie Frank, 21-12; 21-17. Eller and Humphries, Phi Gamma Delta over Hannon and Derby, Phi Kappa Psi, 21-8; 21-18. Coopvvood and . Simmons, Delta Chi over Houg and Hough, Delta Sigs, 21-2; 21-0. - Trust tracts with every world champion from featherweight to heavyweight guaranteeing the organization two title fights a year from each. The IBC says these champions 'are permitted to sell their wares elsewhere. Ezzard Charles, former heavyweight champion, and Sugar Ray Robinson," middleweight king, have made numerous appearances for other promoters although under contract to the IBC. The action was announced by Melville C. Williams, chief of the department of justice's anti-trust division. It followed a recommen dation by a federal grand jury which has been probing the sport since last October. In Washington, Attorney General J. Howard McGrath said the suit was aimed to remove monopolistic practices and he added that the public, contestants, promoters, radio and Ty broadcasters are "entitled to a free, competitive market in a business which com mands such wide public interest.' Other IBC Arenas Besides New York's Madison Square Garden, the IBC control Griddes Disclosure Brings About Request Laney Indicates Regents Will Act but Gives No Hint as to How Soon; Tempe Coach Under Fire In Document Released by Former Player PHOENIX, March 17 UP) The board of regents of the University of Arizona and the Arizona State Colleges at Tempe and Flagstaff Bhould reopen the "Matesic case," Gov. Howard Pyle said today. The Matesic case involves Joseph Matesic, who played football last fall at ASC Tempe under his brother's name, Andrew Matesic, COWBOYS START SPRING DRILLS WITH WG TEAM Partial Roster Shows Strong Prospects; 31 Are Listed The Tucson Cowboys will begin spring baseball training with one of the strongest rosters in a half-dozen years. A roster of 31 players with eight or nine, more players still to be named was announced yesterday by Carl Mulleneaux, business manager of the Cowboys. Here Is the' way the squad shapes up position by position: PITCHERS Chris Nicolos!. Frank DeCarolis, Jose Medina and Ramon Chaoarro are returning for last year's club. New additions are Bob Palash, 27-year-old who had three seasons with Lincoln in the Class A Western league; Zeb Walker, 21-year-old Xegro who twirled for two vears jjn the Canadian league and Jerry Juzek. former California State !oop hurler. Francisco Soza. who pitched for Tucson a few years back, also will go to spring training to fry and make the club. FIRST BAJR As soon as school lets out, -Tony Morales. now coaching at Eloy high, will be back. Meanwhile, there Is Larry Hester, 18-year-old prep star from Los Angeles and Bill Darnell, ex-San Diego State Col lege baseballer, will be around to fight for the position. SECOND BASE Willie Moore, although holding out for a salary boost, will be back and Fernando Ramirez, who left two seasons back for army service, also will try for a spot on the club. A new comer, Tom Martinez, Is consid ered an excellent .prospect. He starred for San Diego State. SHORTSTOP Another holdout, Tony Barnett, is back for his old spot. He's a smooth-fielder, light-hitter. A newcomer Is Paul Ragan, 18-year-old. who made All-Southern California prep from Corona high school. THIRD BASE Jim Estrada. In school at USC, will join the squad as soon as he puts away his books. He was the long-ball hitter for the Cowboys last season. Rafael Gutierrez, who alternated at third and right field for Tucson last season, also will report to spring training along with Jack Cooley, a rookie from San Bernardino, and Ramon Serratos, 21-year-old star from Mexico Citv. CATCHING LeRoy Pettus, 20- year-old Xegro prospect who caught for two seasons In the Canadian league, is listed as No. 1. Others are Bob Billings, who played three seasons with Ponca City; Ed Roland, who caught for Yuma; and Lewis Uribe, who was with Bisbee-Douglas last season; and Ramon Brown, who is coming from Mexico City for a trvout. OUTFIELD Manager Don Jameson will hold down one of the starting berths and peppery Bill Cleveland will probably win another. Other outfield candidates are Dave Fox,- who is being sent to the Cowboys by the St. Louis Browns' farm system; Chuck God-sha!, who was with Tucson and Yuma last year, and Bill Ellis of Oceanside, California. JJ0CKEY IS BADLY INJURED IN FALL MIAMI. Fla., March 17. OP) Jockey Richard A. Thompson, badly hurt in a spill during the fourth race at Gulfstream Park, underwent surgery tonight and his condidtion was reported "very critical." Thompson, 22-year-old rider from Jeffersonville, Ind., was first taken to Hollywood Hospital near the race track but later was removed to Mt. Sinai hospital, Miami Beach, for surgery. Charges the sport in Chicago Stadium. De troit's Olympic and St. Louis arena. The group has television and broadcasting contracts totaling more than a million dollars. Wednesday night fights are broadcast and televised by Columbia Broadcasting system. The Friday bouts at the Garden are broadcast by American Broadcasting company and televised by, National Broad casting company. Norris and Wirtz leaped into the boxing business with a lightning coup on March 1, 1949. On that day Joe Louis, announced his resignation as heavyweight champion and the creation of a partnership with Wirtz and Norris to be known as the IBC. At the same time Louis asked and received. permission from the Xational Boxing Association to promote a fight between Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott for the va cated title. With control of the leading heavyweights, Norris and Wirtz then moved swiftly to don the promotional mantle worn by the late Tex Rickard in the roaring twen ties and later by Rlckard's asso ciate, Mike Jacobs. won all-Border Conference tackle honors and was declared In Jan uary to have been ineligible. In a notarized statement appearing in today's Phoenix newspapers Maiesic charges Larry Siemering. head football coach at Tempe, aided in working out a plan whereby Matesic, although ineligible be cause he had played football for Indiana University In 19oO, be came a member of the Tempe squad. Siemering refused to comment on the published statement. Dr. Grady Gammage, president of the college, said: Gammage Replies "Proper disciplinary action has been taken.. Preventative measures have - already been applied and we've made decisions for next year. I consider the affair closed." An investigation of Matesic s status was made by the college board of athletic control in January, shortly after the player had left college and returned to his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. The board gave a mild reprimand to Siemering but cleared him and his assistant coaches of complicity in the case. Recently the board of regents approved Dr. Gammage's recommendation that Siemering be rehired as head coach. Governor Pyle said today he had asked Matesic for a sworn statement in February before the board met to consider Siemering's new contract. Such a statement W'as not received. "The regents made a decision without Matesic's sworn statement," the Governor said. "It is incumbent for the boardTto determine whether or not the' matter should be reconsidered." 3Iay Take Action Lynn M. Laney of Phoenix, board president. Indicated the board would take some action in the case. But he refused to say when, or what the action might be. Matesic is now in the marine corps at Parris Island, N.C. In his sworn statement he named Siemering and four others as having known his true status during the entire football season. Two of Siemering's assistants re signed earlier this year. None of those named by Matesic have commented on his sworn statement. In his statement Matesic also said Siemering talked him into taking his brother's name and arranged for him to leave Tempe quietly with a one-way ticket to Pittsburgh. "I admit my act In thig cheap farce," he said. "Why shouldn't the others involved? "I did it for an education and love of football. What reason had Siemering other than to make a name for himself this season at my expense?" Since leaving Arizona State College in early February Matesic was turned down by a Pittsburgh draft board and later enlisted in the Marine Corps. He is stationed at Parris Island, N.C. Matesic's ineligibility first came to light in January when Gammage announced it and at the same time promised to "conduct a full investigation." Presents Findings The college's board of athletic control conducted the investigation. It reported its findings to Dr. Gammage who then propbsed to the board of regents at its February 'meeting that Siemering be re-hired as head coach for 19o2-53. The board concurred. Dr. Gammage announced at that time that Siemering had assured responsibility in the "unfortunate situation." But no word was given out as to whether or not Siemering knew in advance of Matesic's ineligibility, or had found out before the season endd. Matesic's brother, Andrew, who lives in Phoenix, has never been quiet about the affair. He publicly has said he didn't like, the way the matter was left Until today, though, Joseph Matesic declined to make a public announcement of "his side." Although it came six weeks late, Laney said the regents mav re consider the affair, possibly plac ing Diame. CAGE SCORES NINTH NAVAL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT First Round) U. S. Naval Hospital of Crtat Lakta 9, Naval Reserve et Chicago 62. Glenview (III) Air Base 60, Hastings, Neb., Marine Barracks 40. Naval Air Station, Lincoln, Neb. 56, Oe -585 of Chicago 41. Naval Air Station of St. Louis 79, Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kas. 77 (overtime). I Great Lakes Naval Training Center 17, Naval Air Station, Memphis, 27. Coast Guard St. Louis 62, Oe t45 of Chicago 45. (Second Round) Glenview 77, Naval Hospital 7S. AAU TOURNEY Phillis 66. Billings 45. Abilene 54, Colorado Springs 44. Denver 63. Dukes 55. Allen-Bradley 83. Buchan Baking 67. Fibber McGee-Molly 66, Purdy Mtrs. 3J. Riggers Bowl 56. Thomas Jewelers . Adams State College 68. Detroit IT 59. Santa Ft Sellers. 60, Arkansas College 61. FIFTH ARMY TOURNAMENT (First Round) Fort Leavenworth, Kas., 61, Camp Lucas, Mich., 59 (overtime). Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., 88, Camp Crowder, Mo. 39. Fort Sheridan, III., 66, Camp Atterbury, ind., 62. Max Zaslofsky of the New York Knickerbockers and Leo Barn-horst of the Indianapolis Olym-. pians work for the same company in New York during the summer months.

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