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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Friday, March 8, 1957
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Packers Misby, igo uard-Tackle COP G Jack, Sixth Draft Pick, Rated Top Lineman on Coast; Stadium 'Rising' ajunesignee. He's a rugby player and an important cog in the school's rugby team but COP decided to drop the sport ... So, Nisby quickly returned his signed Packer pact. Nisby The Packers in the recent traaes dui BiacKDOurn was happy to note that Nisby was still available when the Pack Blackbourn ers got the Chicago Cardinal's pick on the sixth round. The Bays lost their own fifth and sixth round choices to Cleve-land. The first four-rourids were picked last November. Blackbourn ordered the Cards to select Nisby who gives the Packers possible additional help at three spots tackle, guard and linebacker. The west coast product is exceptionally quick for his size and Blackbourn expects him to add more weight as he grows up; Nisby is only 21. He stands six feet tall. Packer scouts rated Nisby . the best pro-type lineman on the west coast and he proved it by playing outstanding football for the West team in the East-West shrine game. He was in on every West offensive play in the game. Blackbourn feels that Nisby is a prospect for holes vacated by guard Forrest Gregg, who is now in service; Deral Teteak, veteran linebacker who has re tired; and tackle Bob Skoron- ski who may go into service. Nisby was honorable men tion Associated Press Ail-American for three years no mean feat for an athlete from a smaller school, and was also selected on the AP's all-Pacific coast as a junior and senior. Nisby was picked on 17 all-opponent teams in his three years at COP and was the only non-Big Ten player to make Purdue's all opponent team in '55. Nisby is considered an ex pert in judo and holds the Brown Belt title just one step below the top accomplishment in the art He attended Stockton, Calif., High school and was an all-Joaquin confer ence selection. Nisby is a native of San Francisco. Nisby is the 10th player an- nounced as signed thus far- Others are quarterback Paul Hornung; guards Al Barry and George Morris; halfbacks Bob Burris and Lee Hermsen; tackles Carl Vereen, Dalton Truax and George Belotti; and center Mike Hudock. FULLBACK HOWIE Ferguson left Green Bay this afternoon for his home in New Iberia, La., where he expects to start work on oil drilling projects in the gulf. Ferguson was here the last few days for treatment for his injured knee. He was told that no surgery is necessary, and he expects to toughen it up in his off-season work. Ferguson got his first look at the new stadium project along with teammates Fred Cone and John Martinkovic Thursday afternoon. They, like everybody else who looks at the operation for the first time, were amazed at the amount of work that already has been done. The sta dium is scheduled for com pletion Sept 15 or 14 days before the league opener. At the moment the wall di viding the field from the stands is half -finished. That is, the concrete already is poured and some of the forms have been removed. Contractor George Hougard expects to have the entire wall around the " field completed "quite soon." He commented that "the weather has been good and I hope it stays that way ' Thursday's Sports In Brief By Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. Mike Fet-chlck and Paul O'Leary each scored 4-under-par 68's Thursday to tie for first round lead In Pensacola Open Goll Tournament. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Defending champion Vic Seixas defeated Pete Cook of Cheyenne, B-t, 6-3, in the second round of the Master Tennis Tournament Thursday. "Look on the bright side, dear ... Be thankful I'm developin' liable of flyweights and not heavyweights !n i By ART DALEY Jack Nisby, the first player obtained by the Packers in the second portion of the 1956-57 draft, is safely in the fold, Packer coach Liz Blackbourn announced today. Nisby, a 230-pound guard, tackle and line backer out of College of Pacific, almost became missed the first two players draft in Philadelphia due to GREEN BAY, WIS., FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1957 Knight Reay Set for Games The St Norbert College track debut for 1957 will be made Saturday night when a Green Knight relay team travels to the Milwaukee Arena to take part in the Journal Games. Coach Ed Gregorich has announced that the Knight's . quartet will be headed by freshman Bill Buth and he will be followed by the top three halfbacks from last fall's gridiron team. Bill Van Lanen will accept the baton from Buth and he will be fol lowed by Andy Duda. Anchor man will be the whizzing Norm Jarock. Dennis Penza will also make the trip as alternate. Each man will run 320 yards or two laps around the Arena's banked track which will also carry some of the nation's top performers that night The Knights will be taking part in the small college relays and in their heat will face Car roll and Oshkosh State. Tabori Withdraws MILWAUKEE un Hungar ian running sensation Laszlo Tabori has been forced to withdraw from Saturday night's Milwaukee Journal Games be cause of an injury. His coach, Dale Ranson of North Carolina, said at Chapel Hill Thursday night that the Olympic distance star had strained a "hamstring" muscle and would not be able to com pete. Ranson said Tabori pulled the muscle during a hard work out last Saturday. The coach said the Hungarian refugee had been going through a stren uous work program in an ef fort to reach his physical peak for the Milwaukee meet He had been receiving treatments twice a day on the injured right leg, John Lacy, North Carolina trainer said. The Milwaukee Games had shaped up as the rubber race between Tabori and John Macy, a refugee from Poland, in the two-mile event Each had claimed a victory in their two previous meetings. Ski Conditions Good in NEW, Upper Michigan A fine weekend for skiing in northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan is in prospect today. Most northern areas had two to three inches of new snow earlier in the week, there is a prospect of some more tonight, and temperatures Saturday and Sunday should peak just under the freezing mark, according to the weather bureau. About an inch of new snow is predicted in the Green Bay area, but this won't produce any skiing locally since bases on almost all slopes are gone. The snow may be a little lighter further north. Skies will be cloudy to part ly cloudy Saturday and Sunday with maximum temperatures in the high 20's, it is predicted. Here's a round-up of condi tions as reported late Thursday: Fun Valley. Middle Inlet Two inches of new snow on 1 to 5 Inch base, skiing good. Pine Mountain. Iron Mountain two inches new powder on six to eight inch base, skiing good. It's 'Winterskol Weekend" in the Iron Mountain area. Brule Mountain, Iron River Two inches new snow on 5 to 15 inch base, skiing very good. Mus-Skl Mountain, Sayner Three inches of new - snow on 14 Inch base, skiing good. porcupine Mountains, onionogan Three inches new snow on good base, skiing excellent. Shawano Battling Measles, Niagara in Tourney Tonight SHAWANO Shawano High School's defending state champion Indians will be bat tling the measles, which already have felled their starting center and his understudy, as well as the Niagara Badgers in their Stevens Point sectional tournament debut tonight "We're waiting for it to No Cure Yet For Sectional Tourney Ills By CHUCK CAPALDO MARINETTE ( There is no administrative aspirin in the Wisconsin interscholastic Athletic Assn. medicine cab inet to erase the recurring headache of sectional basketball tournaments being overloaded with rated teams. At least, not this year. Maybe in the future. Hardly a year goes by that there isn't overloading at the sectional level, if not at the other levels of play. Madison teams used to knock each other off with regularity. The same, was true of Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point This year's case in point is the Janesville sectional. All four teams are top rated, but only one will survive to go on to the finals at Madison. They are three of the first four Big 18 clubs, Fort Atkinson, No. 1; South Milwaukee, 3; and Janesville, 4; and Sauk City, No. 3 in the Little 16 ratings. Aware of Injustices John Roberts, the WIAA's new executive secretary, is well aware of the injustices of such scheduling as was his predecessor, Cliff Fagan. "The trouble," Roberts said today, "is that when the re-gionals and sectionals are set up in December we have no idea who the strong teams are going to be. And, to be fairj about it, this office should not have to decide which of two teams is stronger." "Under the present setup," he continued, "there isn't a great deal that can be done unless we wait until all district and regional tournaments are over and then assign teams to sectionals. "That would be an almost impossible administrative job I cannot see where that would be feasible at the present time. If it had been feasible my pre decessor (Fagan) would have done something about it long ago. Of course, if we wanted to play basketball into July, say, it could be done. However, Roberts indicated that he has given this matter, plus other tournament prob lems such as geographical in equities, much thought and is toying with some ideas of his own. What they are, he isn't prepared to say at this time. Pro Basketball By Associated Press Tonight's Schedule Rochester vs. St. Louis at Fort Wayne Minneapolis at Fort Wayne. Thursday Results New York 99, Syracuse 94 Philadelphia 114, Fort Wayne 10O Minneapolis 109, Boston 104 Saturday Schedule Fort Wayne tat St. Louis (after-noon-TV) Boston at Syracuse IBC Found Guilty of Violating Trust Laws Court Holds Norris, Wirtz Engaged in 'Power' Conspiracy NEW YORK (IB the In ternational Boxing Club of New York and its Chicago affiliate and others were found guilty of violating the antitrust laws today by Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan. ' The court held that the box ing clubs, Madison square Garden and James D. Norris and Arthur M. Wirtz engaged in a conspiracy which "as a result of their activities acquired power ... to exclude competitors from the promo tion of championship contests in the United States." The anti-trust action was filed by the government in March, 1952, and accused the defendants of conspiring to monopolize interstate and for eign commerce in the promo tion of title bouts and the sale of radio, television and motion picture rights. Claim No Jurisdiction , The defendants had moved to dismiss the complaint, claiming that the court here had no jurisdiction and that break out somewhere else right now because we have 12 cases in school," said Head Coach John Kenney today after- the disease bedded 6-foot, 6 Vi -inch Fred Opperman and 6-3 Vernie Prusik, his replacement, earlier in the week. "All of the kids, as well as myself, have had shots since Prusik came down with 'em ..." .. . - n Jf - Lj; PlF5 Busman's Holiday Three Packer players, John Martinkovic, Howie Ferguson and Fred Cone, got their first look at the new stadium Thursday afternoon and wer6 surprised with of work that already had been done. Top left, the three stand 16-inch wall, which runs around entire field is half finished. Con-on the wall dividing the field from the stands in the northwest tractor George Hougard said wall will be three and a half feet corner looking east. Top right, shows southwest and west wall. above the level of the field. Curved portion in center of picture is in front of main west stand. . Battle of Menasha and Madison Quints Won 7 Crowns WCIAA STATE TOURNAMENT Tnntcht's Games 7:30 Prairie Du Chlen Campion (14-10) vs. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (IS-10). 9 p.m. Menasha St. Mary (17-5) vs. Madison eagewooa ui-?. By BOB WHITE Menasha St. Mary and Madison Edgewood will duel in an aopropriate "battle of cham pions" at 9 o'clock tonight in the opening round windup of the 27th annual WCIAA State Tournament at St. Norbert College's Van Dyke Gym. The St. Mary's Zepnyrs, coached by Ralph McClone, are four-time state champions, having annexed the crown in 1934. 1940. 1953, and 1955. Edgewood, coached by Earl Wilke, also is no stranger to the winner's circle. The Cru saders took home tourney champion's trophies in 1942, 1953, and 1945. St. worDen leads the parade in championships, won with six and La- Crosse Aquinas is second with five. The Menasha Zephyrs, Fox Valley Catholic Conference T the government had failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted. I. B. C. and its co-defendants were alleged to have taken part in the promotion bl 80 per cent of all championship bouts in this country between Jan. 1, 1949 and May 15, 1953. "The defendants, as promoters of such title fights, derive substantially all of their revenue from the sale of tickets of admission and the sale of radio, television and motion picture rights which are in the control of the promoter," the judge said. Judge Ryan noted that the combine controlled the heavyweight division since 1949, when Wirtz and Norris entered into an agreement with Joe Louis, then champion. At that time, the Joe Louis Enterprises, Inc., agreed to sign the four leading heavyweight contenders. Louis was then to resign his title and assign the four exclusive contracts to a corporation to be formed by Wirtz and Norris. Under, this agreement, Louis was to receive a salary of $15,000 a year; $150,000 in cash, and part of the stock in the newly formed company. Tuesday night" he said, "but they won't knock out anything contacted a week or 10 days before. If we can get by the next few days, the rest of us should be all right. "And, if we can get through this tournament, we'd have Opperman and Prusik back for the state next week," Kenney added. "It's a one week deal Champions in State Catholic 'Wo 1st Das Oostburg?' Phant runnersup to the champion Squires, are 17-5 going into their crucial contest with! Edgewood. The Crusaders are moving along at a 15-5 clip. The St.- Mary - Edgewood match will be preceded at 7:30 by another contest between evenly-matched teams. That one will find Prairie Du Chien Campion (14-10) going against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (15-10). ; Opening round games this afternoon pitted strong Milwaukee Pius XI, the top tournament team from the standpoint of record with 22-2, against Eau Claire Regis (16-5) and the defending champion Squires (18-3) against tall Kenosha St Mary (24-3). The Squires were directed against Kenosha by assistant coach Norb Vande List, han dling the reins in the absence of Fred Dillon who suffered a setback in his fight against illness this week, Dillon will be unable to coach the Squires in the tournament He has been hospitalized for the past four weeks but left his bed twice to direct the Squires to the Valley and regional cham pionships. The St Mary - Edgewood game should be quite a crowd pleaser since tournament fans will remember the colorful Zephyr quintet that appeared in the 1956 finals. Gone are the three stars from that aggregation, Ron Dibelius, Kenny Konkol, and Jim Kersten, but the Zephyrs, paced by hot-shooting forward Dick Monto-nati, are still dangerous and might rate as the tournament darkhorse Montonati, 6-2, gets most of his scoring support from Pat Below, his running mate at forward, who stands an even six feet. The Assumption - Campion clash will match two hot scorers in Mike Bosch, 6-5 Campion center, and Pat Getzin, 6-1 Assumption forward. The winner of the St Nor-bert-Kenosha match and the winner of the Campion-Assumption tilt meet at 7:30 Saturday evening in the first semi-final game. The second semi-final game, at 9 p.m. Saturday, matches the Pius-Regis winner against the Menasha-Edgewood victor. Tickets for Saturday afternoon and evening sessions are scaled at $1 each for adults and 60 cents for students. Tickets for the championship session beginning at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon are priced at $1.50 each for both adults and students and all Sunday seats will be reserved. iso Prusik would be back Tuesday and Opperman on Wednesday." If successful tonight, the Indians play the Wausau-Hortonville winner for the ti-jtle, and a trip to Madison Saturday night . His reshuffled lineup for to-Inight's tournament opener Svill jfind 6-4 & Loren Wolfe, nor-imally a forward, opening at center in place of Opperman, Bottom left Bottom right the amount up opening Face Dutchmen in Sectional Tonight By JOHN LEE NEENAH "Wo ist da Oostburg, Herr Professor?" That is what students of basketballin 1 this city of WIAA sectional competition may well be asking each other following first round tourney play here tonight Coming into sectional play as king of the small-school district tournament for east ern Wisconsin, the FLvine Dutchmen from Sheboygan County face West De Pere's Black Phantoms in tonight's curtainrairer. Coach Domenic Gentile's boys arrived at Neenah via the Green Bay West regional, upending East De Per Green Bay West and Algoma enroute. They are 14-6 foi thi season. . Oostburg comes here with an imposing record. Owner of thf 1956-57 Kettle-Morraine conference crown with 14-0, the Flying Dutchmen under Coach Dick Peregrine also boast an overall 23-1 mark. ineir only setback came at the hands of Sheboygan Falls, a power in the Eastern Wisconsin circuit Shooting 58 Per Cent Co-captains of the Oostburg entry are 6-3 Bill Vanderbilt and 6-foot Bob Hilbelink, both senior veterans. Hilbelink is completing his fourth year as leading scorer with the Flying Dutchmen and this year has been sinking 58 per cent of his shots for a 24 point average. Vanderbilt is a rebounder par excellence and rates No. 2 in the shooting department At center is Jerry Fritsch, 6 ft one-half inch, also a senior veteran, with Bob and Glen Slipse, 5-9 brothers, in the backcourt Adequate 'reserve strength is available to Coach Peregrine, in junior forwards Rick Meerdink, 6 ft 1. and Jack Young, 6 ft 2, and Russ Harmelink, 5-10, a sopho-mor guard. Againct this team West De Pere will field a unit composed of Bill Beecher and Bob Anderson or Fran Skenandore at the forwards, Mike Collette, center, and Tom Thyes and Tom Badclong, guards. Thyes, 5 ft 10, teads West in scoring with 16.3 average; Beecher, 6 ft forward, has collected 14.9 and Collette, 6 ft 2 senior veteran, has 11.6. Beecher, Skenandore, Collette and Anderson have proven ability at clearing the boards against taller opposition. Thyes, set-shot artist, with reserve forward Mike Dodge, 6-2, moving into! Wolfe's spot. The rest of thej starting alignment will be, thej same Dave Meyer opposite! Dodge at forward, with Marti Gharrity and John Cantwell in the backcourt "The boys are taking it pretty well," Kenney said. "They want to go out and win one forj Fred and Vernie." i shows trench where wall (left to right) Cone, Ferguson and Martinkovic walk where ramp will be built pairs with Badciong in bringing the ball upcourt. Winner of tonight's WestDe Pere-Oostburg game and the companion Two Rivers-She- boygan North contest square on lor sectional honors m Saturday night's feature tilt. Losers tonight meet for third place in the preliminary. Sportsmen Plan Brushing Bee at Club Farm Sunday A father-and-son brushing bee will be staged by the Brown County Sportsmen's Club at the club farm north of Duck Creek Sunday. Fathers and their sons are invited to spend the day in the open helping to clean up brush left by recent timber felling operations on the property. Bill Femal urges father-son groups to come out if for only an hour's work. He promises that hot lunch will be available plus bonfires if the weather demands them. Waterfield Set As Toronto Aide TORONTO W Bob Water-field, former Los Angeles Rams quarterback, has agreed to help Toronto Argonauts Coach Hampton Pool at the team's training camp which opens on July 8. Waterfield wound up a brilliant professional career in the National Football League in 1952. See and The 13 ft. and 15 ft. Lyman Runabout are famous for Moworthiness, performance, and stylo at moderate cost. With new "walk through" omidship deck, you can move asily from forward cockpit to stern. Drop in and see for yourself. Powered by The New 1957 Dream Motor DENS EASY TERMS will be buill on east side. under north stands. The Tonight Find Out Hart, Byars Duel Tonight NEW YORK OH Garnett (Sugar) Hart and Walt Byars, a couple of ambitious welter, weight newcomers who have almost forgotten how defeat tastes, collide in a television fight at Madison Square Gar den tonight. Hart, a power-punching 21- year-old from Philadelphia, has won 12 straight in nearly two years. Byars, 25-year-old Boston boxer and holder of the New England 147-pound crown, has an unbeaten streak of 10 for about the same period. Despite the impressive rec ords of both, Hart has been made an almost prohibitive 4-1 choice for the 10-rounder. It will be the Garden debuts of the two unranked but high ly regarded prospects. Sugar, a skinny, long-armed 5-11 speedster with a kick in either hand, has knocked out his last seven opponents. He has a 20-1 record, 18 of the wins by kayos. His only loss was a one-round knockout by Fred Terry in his ninth fight. It's the difference in punch which has made the PhiladeU phian the solid favorite. Byars, in building up his 16-2-1 record, has scored only four knockouts. He never has been stopped, however. Our the p. Runabouts Now Fintr Than Ivor .SPORT SHOP 922-26 MAIN ' AVAILABLE

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