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Friday, February 28, 1964
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t) GREEN BAY PRESS - GAZETTE Friday, February 28, 1964 13 Hinkle, By ART DALEY Clarke Hinkle and Mike Michalske a fullback and his guard are the newest Packers in the National Professional Football Hall of Fame. They were named Thursday along with George Trafton, Bear center and onetime Packer line coach; Ed Healey, Bear tackle; Jimmy Conzelman, player, coach and executive; Link Lyman, Bear tackle; and Art Rooney, founder of the Steelers. The seven new members will be officially installed in pro football's permanent shrine at Canton, 0., Sunday, Sept. 6, as part of a football weekend including a game between the Steelers and Colts. Hinkle and Michalske, the first Packers in their posi tions and often rated sure bets to make it big in present-day football, join four other Packers in the Hall. Elected a year ago were Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson, Cal Hubbard and Johnny Blood. Hinkle was rated as the fierc-1 est competitor in all football history and the Packers' greatest full-time all-around player. He was all-pro four times, led the league in scoring and field goal kicking and set scoring and ground-gaining records that only new rules wiped out. He was a top-flight punter and one of the better defensive players in the league. Hinkle, known as the Buck-nell Beauty, led the nation in scoring as a senior in college, once getting 50 points in three quarters, and stole the show in the 1932 East-West game, after which he was eagerly signed by Lambeau. Hinkle played 10 seasons with the Pack, 1932 through '41. Michalske, known as "The, ichalske I Conzelman Rooney Guard of the Century," played his first pro football with the old New York Yankees before joining the Packers in '27. At Penn Slate ('22-26) Mike helped make Lighthorse Harry Wilson a great runner, setting new standards for blockers. Michalske was signed by Red Grange for his Yankees, along with C. C. Pyle, for the 1927-28 seasons and then came to Green Bay In '29 to lead the Packers to three straight titles. He played his last season in '37. Hinkle, reached at his home Lyman Trafton in Toronto, 0 said, "I'm thrilled like anyone. It's the highest honor I can get and I'm humble in thinking that they picked me. It certainly was good fortune to be picked in the second round." Now 54, Clarke said, "My weight is about the same now as it was when I played and I feel good. I played between 196 and 212 and now I go about 207. "You can tell them up there that I still love (he Packers. I follow them very close on tele- Paul Has Suffered' During Suspension ' "- jiff ....-! if fili Hi jim PAUL MAKES PITCH Paul Hornung emcees sports show in Louisville, Ky. Can't Waif To Join Pack By JIM MORRISSEY LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PG)-Paul Hornung nervously tapped a well-polished toe in an off-stage dressing room. His usual happy-go-lucky demeanor had been sobered by a question: What's your attitude about the possibility your National Football League suspension will be lifted? Hornung was drapped in a frown and his own thoughts momentarily. Then he answered with moving sincerity that at first blush seems foreign to his exuberant nature. He said: "I hope and pray It bap-pens. It's been a real, long year." Hornung was wrapped in a fore he took over master of ceremonies chores at a sport and boat show in his Louisville, Ky., home town. He said he has not been contacted by N.F.L. officials concerning his suspension for gambling involvement during the 1962-63 season. He added that he has received no indication if or When he will be reinstated. "I can't find the proper words to tell you how anxious I am to get back to the Green Bay Packers," he declared. .. Hornung has kept busy and obviously has done well financially during his grounded period. But his close friends report money making hasn't relieved the torment that has plagued him. One man commented: "Paul has kept busy at a number of projects. And he throws himself into them with typical Hornung enthusiasm. He's never neutral about anything. But Paul Hornung considers himself first and foremost a professional football player. That's his life and he has suffered I mean really suffered because he couldn't be out there with the Pack." Keeping busy for Hornung has included a five-days-a-w e e k sports commentary show on WIIAS radio in Louisville and a Sunday sports Show on WHAS-TV. He has traveled over much of the eastern half of the United States making banquet speeches. And he has made a number of personal appearances in an advertising-promotion capacity for a large sportswear manufacturer (Jantzen). Also he and William II. King of Louisville are partners in a corporation promoting sport-ancl-boat shows TURN TO PAGE ), COLUMN I Five Nights Sold Out in PG Tourney Two more nights, bringing the grand total to five now have been sold out for the 12th Press-Gazette Individual Bowling Championships. Added to the list todav were Saturday night, April 11, and Saturday night, April 25. Filled earlier were Saturday night, April 18; Sunday night, April 19; and Sunday night, April 26. To date, well over 1,000 entries have been assured for the handicap classic, to be conduct ed at the "new" Broadway Bowl April 4 through May 3 Days or shifts will be added as warranted. Any league, establishment or individual in the tournament's 22-county area of eligibility may reserve a shift (30 bowlers) by calling or writing Mrs. Harold Elder, the recording secretary, or Tournament Director Lee Remmel at the Press-Gazette. Deadline for entries Is midnight Friday, April 3. Medication UsedToBIind Clay: Machen LOS ANGELES (AP)-Heavy- weight boxer Eddie Machen said Thursday that Sonny Lis-ton's handlers made deliberate use of illegal medication to temporarily blind Cassius Clay. Clay complained that Liston had linament on his gloves which blinded him during the fifth round of their heavyweight championship fight in Miami Beach Tuesday. Clay won the crown by a technical knockout when Liston failed to come out of his corner for the seventh round. "The same thing happened to me when I fonght Liston in 1960," said Machen at a sportscasters luncheon. Machen was a spectator at the fight and was introduced from the ring as a leading heavyweight contender. "I thought my eyes would burn out of my head," said Ma chen, "and Liston seemed to know it would happen. The San Francisco fighter the orized that Liston's handlers rub medication on his shoulders which is transferred to an op ponents' forehead during clinches and then drips down in to the eyes. "Clay did the worst thing when he started screaming and let Liston know it had worked, said Machen, "Clay panicked. I didn't do that. I'm more of a seasoned pro, and I hid it from Liston." Machen said Clay was fortu nate to have veteran handler Angelo Dundee in his corner, "He (Dundee) changed sponges after the fifth and got the med-ication out of Clay's eyes," added Machen. Machen, who went 12 rounds with Liston but lost the decision was unimpressed with Clay's win. He s two or three years away," commented Machen, "and I still rate him just a lit tie above a rank amateur. It was more Liston losing than Clay winning. Sonny just went to pieces. He lost his cool.' Machen said Clay told him he learned a great deal from watching films of Machen's bout with Liston and promised him first crack at the title. "I told Clay that I'd then give him first rematch," said Ma chen. Once ranked number one contender, Machen has fought his way back from a nervous breakdown and now boasts five straight knockouts on the come back trial. Bout Triggers Probe By MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - The heavyweight title match in which Cassius Clay lifted Sonny TURN TO PAGE 16, COLUMN 1 Mixes Dentistry and Football Nebraska quarterback Dennis Claridge (foreground), who has signed with the Packers, works on a denture in a University laboratory. He will continue his dental studies while playing pro football. (AP Wirephoto) "Here they come . . . maybe we'd better not be too hard on the boys at first." Rebella to Marks lime On Scoring By LEE REMMEL Burly Gene Rebellato, who is taking the bulk of his nourishment through a straw at this point, is a frustrated citizen these days, The former Michigan Tech luminary, who sustained a frac tured jaw in last Saturday night's 7-4 Bobcat triumph over Waterloo, restricted to marking time from here on out in his "bid" for the United States Hockey League's individual scoring championship. Rebellato still leads the USHL's averages (the title is being determined on the basis of average rather than total points), by a fairly comfortable margin with a 1.94 mark. But the gifted playmaker will have no opportunity to improve on this ratio in the Bobcats' five remaining games, since his damaged physiognomy has im mobilized him for the balance of the season. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native's jaw was wired Sunday and he has returned to Michigan Tech campus at Houghton, Mich., where he is completing work for a degree In engineering. Although "Reb" can do no more to advance his cause, such is not the case with his closest pursuers, untortunately. nun nerup Ken Johannson and third place tenant Dave Frank, both of Rochester, have four games in which to overtake the Bobcat sharpshooter. Johannson, who last won the crown in 1959-60 when he shad ed the Bobcats' Dick Dougherty by a single point, has a 1.67 average while Frank, a late starter who has been highly con sistent since returning in De cember from Army service in Germany, has a 1.65 mark. Either one or both of these could conceivably, zoom past the idle Rebellato in the stretch. There is one factor in the Bobcat forward's favor, however. Johannson and Frank will be facing the 'Cats and Waterloo, both with title aspirations of their own, in those final four games. The Green Bay icemen, as a matter of fact, must win all of their remaining ventures to gain a share of the USHL crown, pro viding, of course, that the Black Hawks lose both of theirs. ected I vision and In the papers," he said. Asked about present-day full backs, Hinkle said, "They are different kinds of players now and no comparison can be made. It was routine for me to kickoff, kick the extra points and the field goals, carry the ball and then stay there and back up the line. "I think there are some great fullbacks now and Jim Taylor certainly is one of them. "When I give a speech on oc casion I usually tell 'em that I played 20 years of pro football 10 years on offense and 10 years on defense." Hinkle, single, lives alone in the family home. His mother died three years ago. He is now a lubrication engineer for American Lubricant in Dayton, Ohio. Michalske couldn't be reach ed today at his home in Tyler, Tex. Rooney is the only one of the new Hall of Famers who did not play organized Pro Football However, he saw considerable semi-pro action. Conzelman's selection posed a problem. The white-maned dynamic Missourian is a member of the 14-man Board and he never left the conference chamber during the deliberations. How could the Selectors maintain their self-imposed requirement for a unanimous vote and yet over-ride Conzelman's stubbornly modest veto? The question was solved when his name suddenly was paired without warning with Rooney's for a voice vote. Conzelman sat in open-jawed silence as his fellow-Selectors acted voting both him and Rooney as an entry into the Hall of Fame by acclamation. The elections actually took place in Chicago last Dec. 28. Participating were George Rebellato, Green Bay Johannson, Rochester G A TP Ave. .9 26 35 1.94 51 19 40 1.67 Frank, Rochester 13 15 28 1.65 Rendall, South St. Paul ..7 21 28 1.56 Dutkowskl, Waterloo ... 14 18 32 1.52 Melnychuk, South St. Paul 13 14 27 1.50 Rochon, South St. Paul ..8 16 24 1.50 Jorde, South St. Paul ...12 10 22 1.47 Wennechuk, Green Bay ..15 22 37 1,42 Kins, Rochester 6 23 it 1.38 GOALIES' RECORDS S Ave. G Ave. Pd. Rheaume, S. St. P. 300 30 40 4.00 11.8 Coyle, Waterloo . ..785 28 118 4.21 13.1 Nichols, Rochester 564 35 89 5.56 13.6 Matlson, Green Bay 682 26 117 4,50 14.7 Key: 5 saves; G goals; Pet. Per centage of shots scored. De La Torre Tied For 8th in Meet BOGOTA, Columbia (AP) - Milwaukee professional Manuel de la Torre posted a 71 and was four strokes off the pace after Thursday's first round of the $13,000 Bogota Open Golf Tournament, the third stop on the Caribbean tour. Miguel Sala, a Bogota pro, shot a five-under-pnr 67 to take the lead, playing on his own 6,970-yard Los Lagartos course De la Torre was tied with five others for eighth placf. I t"" f 1 tV'i ' -z - - Hall of Famers Clarke Hinkle, Packer fullback for 10 years starting in 1932 and shown in typical fighting pose, and Mike Michalske, the Pack's "guard of the century," were today to pro football's hall of Canton, O. elected fame in Strickler (Chicago Tribune), Chuck Heaton (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Art Daley (Green Bay Press-Gazette), Jack Sell (Pittsburgh Post Gazette), Jack McDonald (San Francisco News Call-Bulletin), Lewis F. Atchison (Washington Star), Bob Oates (Los Angeles Herald-Ex aminer), Arthur Daley (New York Times), John Steadman (Baltimore News-Post), alternate for Paul Menton (Baltimore Sun), and Conzelman. They agreed to have their de cisions withheld until today's official announcement which came from the office of the director, Dick McCann, of Pro Football's Hall of Fame. The director's office also will announce details of the enshrine-ment. The new members' contributions to Pro Football's mighty advance will be perpetuated in the same reverent elegance ac corded to the charter members. Life-sized busts will be sculp- St. Norbert-Lakeland NAIA Playoff Set Monday in Arena For the fourth time in five years, St. Norbert College has fought its way down the stretch to capture a place in the state playoffs leading to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tour nament in Kansas City. The Green Knights were selected Thursday to meet Lakeland College in the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Monday night with the winner to face La Crosse State Bukich Bomb? Chicago Bear quarterback Rudy Bukich gets ready to unload a basketball pass in back of, left to right, Johnny Morris, Bob Kil-cullen and Bill Martin. The Bears' basketball team will meet the Packer cagers as a preliminary to the Globetrotter game in the Arena Saturday afternoon. Arena Twin Bill for Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters, holders of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena single event attendance record, return to the scene of that triumph for a twin performance Saturday. Just a year ago, the Trotters drew 6,043 fans to the Arena and another 1,500 were turned away, according to the estimate of Arena Manager John Hollo- way. The previous year, Owner- Coach Abe Saperstein's fabulous troupe of athletes and showmen lured just 200 less than the record figure and another group of almost 1,000 had to be turned back in disappoint ment. In order to avoid that disappointment, Holloway has arranged for both an afternoon and evening game Saturday. In addition, there will be an attractive preliminary to each Trotter game. The opening afternoon game will pit the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in a hardcourt renewal of the famed pro football rivalry at 2:30. At night, the National Football League champion Bears will take on a group of Green Bay amateur cagers headed by Lance Olson, one of the city's all time stars at Green Bay West who went on to Michigan Buss Wins; Caldwell Out i LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Charlie Buss of Fond du Lac is the only Wisconsin boxer to gain the semifinals of the Na tional Golden Glove Tourna ment, outpointing Ted Nance of Roswell, N.M., in a 135-pound! bout Thursday night. Three other Wisconsin en trants were eliminated in the quarterfinals. i John Letourneau, Fond du; Lac, a 175-pounder, won his first bout Thursday night, outpoint ing Ken Maples of Kansas City but was stopped at one minute of the second round of his second fight by Charles Mayes of Toledo, Ohio. That bout and all the others were scheduled for three rounds. Heavyweight Charles Se-ton was outpointed by William Page of Louisville and Jim Caldwell of Neopit was outpoint ed by Don Cobbs of St. Louis at 175 pounds. for the national tournament berth at La Crosse Wednesday night. St. Norbert and Lakeland were named for the preliminary game by the District 14 selection committee meeting in Stevens Point. St. Norbert, represented by Athletic Di rector Mel Nicks, then won the coin flip to determine where the game would be played. St Norbert's Van Dyke gym has been declared as "inadequate for tourney play by the NAIA but Nicks was prepared to host the game in the Arena Win Final Four Winning 9 of their last 11 games, including the last 4 in a row, the Knights concluded their regular season with a 12-9 record. Lakeland, which has a Gateway Conference game tonight, is 11-10 at the moment, but has also put on a closing rush with the help of Wes Seyller, 6-11 center who became eligible for the second semester. Milton was the only other team under consideration. The Wildcats have an 11-7 record but have been beaten twice by Lakeland. La Crosse State qualified automatically as champion of the Wisconsin State Conference. The potent Indians have a sparkling 15-1 record. Five years ago, St. Norbert lost to Oshkosh State in the playoff finals; four years ago, the Knights defeated Stevens Point State to gain the nation al tourney; three years ago, St. Norbert beat Whitewater State for the Kansas City berth, but last year the Knights failed to make the selections. tured and cast in bronze, and a huge action mural of each hon ored man will be created. These works of art will be Installed in individual places of honor in the impressive Hall of Fame. Already honored in such man ner are Sammy Baugh, Bert Hall, Joe Carr, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Curly Lambeau, Johnny Blood McNally, Georga P. Marshall, Tim Mara, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers and Jim Thorpe. The dramatic new building In Canton featuring nostalgic displays of old uniforms, exciting motion pictures of the past and present, numerous trophies, an impressive library, and recorded voices of great playerj has attracted more than 30,000 visitors. It is open daily and on Sundays. Thumbnail sketches of the non-Packers follow: George Trafton First center to roam on defense. Left Notre Dame after a year to join the Chicago Bears in their first year, All-League eight years. Returned to football as line coach at Green Bay in 1944, was with Los Angeles 1945 to 1950 and then in Canada. Lives in Los Angeles. Ed Healey First player bought by George Halas, who calls him "most versatile tackle of all time." Played at Dartmouth under Frank (Iron Major) Cavanaugh and Dr. Clarence Spears. After two years at Rock Island came to Bears in 1922 in return for settlement of Rock Island's $100 debt to Halas. Lives at Niles, Mich., a retired farmer. Jimmy Conzelman Colorful figure on and off the field. Coached champs years apart at Providence in 1928 and at Chicago with the Cardinals In 1947. A public relations executive in St. Louis. Link Lyman Developed shifting, sliding style that inspired modern line play. Was with three straight champions Canton, 1922-23, and Cleveland, 1924. Toured with Red Grange and finished career with Bears, runs insurance agency at San Marino, Calif. Art Rooney Vital force in preserving pro football during war, fielding team when others failed. Played baseball in the minor leagues and won AAU boxing titles. Owns a leading racing stable and has sponsored fighters. Bought franchise to help friend Joe Carr's struggle to save the NFL. Still operates the Steelers. Baseball Signings By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE NEW YORK-OuUielder Mickey Mantle. CHICAGO-Pltcher Ray Hebert. MINNESOTA Outfielder Harmon Kllle-brpw. KANSAS CITY-Outfielder John Wolclk. 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