Delaware County Daily Times from Chester, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1967 · Page 26
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Chester, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 8, 1967
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DELAWARE COUNTY '(f^.):' ' ' ' DAitir '· Wediwday.ftBruafyt.lli7 . , Basketball Is Just One of Many By GENE GOMOLKA Jlaily Times Sports Writer · HUNTINGTON, W. Va.~ HAL GREER is content to keep his eye on the basket and thus gain fame and for tune as a Philadelphia, 76er guard. But folks down hero in Greer's home town believe their favorite son could 'give both the Phillies' Bill White and Norm Snead of the Eagles a fight for .their jobs. .Greer at first base? Greer at quarterback? If Greer's feats in high school and college are still vaiid indicators of his athlet- ic abilities, then the Idea sound less remote. So much has been sail about Wilt Chamberlain, tha Greer's career is practically obscure' by comparison. This despite the fact that Hal has worked into the No; 2 starring role on Alex Hannum's squad * * * "THE FIRST mistake they are making up in Philadelphia," said Marshall University Sports Information Director Charles Dinkens, "is that they continue to refer to Greer's alma mater as Marshall College." In fairness to the news me- HAL GREEK,. 1 . all-around guy dia, ·: Greer's records show. that he earned his degree'.'at .MarshaJI College in 1958. That was; correct-at the time. Since his graduation, however,: Marshall was elevated to University status and t h e citizens of this Ohio R i v e r City are. right; proud of the distinction --; thank,you. To correct Wrong No, 1 Dinkens would be pleased ,if newscaster' and writers ^-Updated this item in Hal's biography. Marshall University it is. # ¥ M TO RIGHT the wrong of Greer's relative obscurity, Dinkens and Dr. Ray'Hagley, a local physician and President of Marshall's Alumni As- sociation, had an avalanche of data to offer. ''We", hold great admiration for- Hal; Greer as a gentleman and an athlete,"' Hagley said. "Hal was the first Negro athlete m the,history of Mar- shall'and'the manner in-which he conducted himself 'greased - the - skids' for otheis of his 'face who followed him into.our school*" said Hagley. -* « · · ·' GREER GRADUATED from Huntington's Douglas: H i g h School in 1954 "Cam Henderson was our basketball coach at the time' and he simply contacted Greer and 'said 'How would you (lite to play at MaishalP' Greer said, 'OK', and that's all there was to it," he said "He got good publicity locally, but {hat's where it stopped apparently Otherwise I'm sure he would have been approached by many colleges with offers of an athletic schoUishtp," he said * ¥ * AS A FRESHMAN a^ Marshall m WKti Geer benefited from the baskdball teachings of Hendeison who was recognized nationally as a prime exponent of the zone- defense In the middle of Greer's sophomore year, Henderson became il' and was replaced Greer Talents by Jule Rivhm' Undei Rivlm, Gieer placed second in the nation in field goal iaccuiacy, hitting 60 pei cent pf his shots "As a semoi," Dinkens said, "he was elected op-captain of the team and f" · a while Mai- shall made the nation's head lines " Gieer, together Wh Leo Byrd, another local Huntington boy who was sought after by 47 colleges as a highschool- ei, paced Mai shall to \the top as the highest scoring team m the country TV Hal had the highest sifree- throw percentage (83) ft and was second m the conference in rebounds and field goatac- curacy ' \i GREER GRADUATED from Marshall in June, 1958, but was not considered a'pro prospect until Rivlln,' approached Alex Hannum, then coach of the Syracuse Nationals. Hannum, gave Greer a chance and he stuck. When the Syracuse'franchise was shifted to Philadelphia after the Warriors left for San Francisco, Greer fast became a favorite of 76'ers fans. .* * *. BUT WHAT -about his being a'threat to Norm Snead and Bill White?" "He could do the job'if he wanted to," said Dinkens. "He made the All-State West Virginia High School football team as a quarterback to hi! senior year. He was--such * good end also that they could not decide on whether to honor him as an All-State end or All- State quarterback," Dinkens said.. , "Then during the Spring of 1959 Hal showed up for baseball practice at Marshall, grabbed a first baseman's mit and starred in the Conference for four years." · -.- · "But you'd never guess-what Greer thinks -is his bes-t sport," challenged Dinkens. "Ping-pong!" . . ;, "He takes it seriously so don't accept any challenges from him," Dinkens warned. North Carolina Takes No. 15 After Struggle By THE ASSOCIATED PRES Just when things .lookec lackest Bob Lewis and Larrj filler came to the rescue of th Worth Carolina Tar Heels. The once beaten Tar Heels econd-ranked nationally in Th ssociated Press poll, wer ·ailing the aroused Virgini avaliers by six points late ir second half before they ulled out a 79-75 victory Tues ay night. "We were real lucky to win lis one," said Dean Smith, the orth Carolina coach, after the oad victory at Charlottesville a. It was the Tar Heels' sixtl a row and upped their season ecord to 15-1. The seventh-ranked Kansas ayhawks, the only other .team the AP Top Ten to see action nocked Nebraska out of firs ace in the Big Eight and took ;er. the top spot themselvei ith an 84-58 home court victor; ·er the Cornhuskers. Iowa, led by Sam Williams' 35 wints, jumped back into con ntion in the Big Ten race by bduing Illinois 9(M!9 at Iowa ty. It was the Hawkeyes' 20th f" . . . . · - .., . - · .... · · - . . . . · . Hall of Eame Names . - . ' t · V ' · · - : · ' " '-''l- ^ ' . ' ~ ' · · ' - · . Tunnell, Bednarik CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Chuck Bednarik, Bobby Layne, Ken Strong, Joy Stydahar and Em len Tunnell from the playing ranks and Paul Brown, Car peeves and the late Charles Bidwill of the coach-owner cat egory have been named to pro football's Hall of Fame. 'The eight new members were tlje unanimous choices of the Board of Selectors at its annua meeting Dec. 30 in Dallas but announcement- was withheld until today. The Hall df Fame, built four years ago, now has 47 members. Since its opening in 1963, almost 250,000 .persons have .visited the museum. , ' . - · · ' - · · : ! Bednarik, former, center anc linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Bobby Layne, vel eran Texas quarterback who played with the '.Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroi Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers, Suburban Kicfefers V I T m I · -m * m-' " · ' M '· '·*" m A f\M~-^* *~* m j~^^ m w^ · » · - ··· -·-.--»·. -*«.^fc-'--t faceloug '. '· DREXEL HILL - Suburban'! Knicks, who have all- 'but clinch- ejl the Delaware County Junio Soccer League 'championship get their toughest- test of-.thf year here, Sunday when : they take on- the 'Lighthouse 49ersra prexel Hill Junior High. ; -v · Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. : 1 the field Is playable.- The snow could force a postponement. '·The 49ers, who are from Phil aflelphla, were runnersup in the: Eastern playoffs last season. '* V- .^. 'iHorne Gets S-Year Lease JLANGHORNE - irvin Fried and Albert D. Gerber, executive officers of Langhorne International Motor Speedway Corpora-; tin, have announced the. con-. summation of the sale. of the Speedway property for its ulti- hlate development as a huge slopping mall complex. ;0f great .'Interest to the thou- lands of ardent automobile race 4ns who have followed race svents at the world · famous Jennie, Is the additional an- wuBcement by Fried and G«r- j^rj that the company, which hey head has retained . a five- £«, lease upon the Speedway. Jurlng this time, they .will con- hue to present Langhorne's fcstonwry annual program' of Otomoblle race 'events; and af- |r which they plan to continue t same operation at another by- location, ....··.:.. .·..., y Suburban, unbeaten .Inlelght games this season, Snd the'.49ers ate', colliding, 'in the, first jounc of the national 'junior., cup^'tour- hanient; The championship will eventually be : *-;decided : in St. Louis..;., .' ':,'·. Li ' · ' . " , ,' The 'Knibks. whipped Springfield | AA,, 5Jpi? v jn , ', their' 'latest league- test ''and must 'defeat either' Cardington or Marple -both, second 1 division clubs'-- to clinch ' the Delaware County title. IVlsny of Suburbsn s . plsysrs are ex stars of. arep high schools. Bob Hallman and John Alvanltakus of Ridley; Sam Alen and John Vroman of Upper Jarby '. and John Pennpacker from Lower Merion were recent All-Suburban selections. In addition, the Knicks have ex high schoolers Pete Atkinson, Save Ward and Gene Pot of Ridey; Arnle Piccone, Paul Parrish and Dan Dougherty of Lower Werion; Rob Flshman of Lower Merion and Jim Soroka of Sun Valley. CITY GAMES POSTPONED Basketball games In the I Chester Recrfeatin League 1 have been postponed for me * second -straight day be- ;. cause of the snow. Dates for makeup games * will be announced later by I the City Recreation Department. in i "· 1 n " - · retired after the 1962 season. They now share the honor Of being the players who were active most recently to .make the grade. Strong, halfback and kicker, came out of New York University to play with the Staten Island Stapletons, New York Giants and Yankees. He still is the straight victory on their home court. DOWN BY SIX North Carolina was down by 63-57 .with nine minutes left, but rallied to tie at 73-73 on two jump shots by Tom Gauntlett and Miller's .layup with less than three minutes to go. A layup by Lewis broke the deadlock and he and Miller added four more points before Virginia scored its last points on a :ip-in by John Naponick with 26 seconds left. Lewis and Miller each tallied 22 points. Mike Katos, with 19, paced the Cavaliers. Kansas, led by Ron Franz and Rodger Bohnenstiehl, with 18 )oints each, and 16 from Jo Jo Vhite giled up a 51-27 bulge to topple Nebraska at Lawrence. Nate Branch's 11 points le he Huskers who failed to scor or a 10-minute span-in the firs lalf arid for a six-minute spa n the second half. Kansas now eads the Big Eight with 5-1 Nebraska is 5-2. SCHOLZ SIZZLES Dave Scholz threw in 32 point! or Illinois in a losing cause against Iowa. The winning Hawkeyes now are tied for thin with Michigan Stata in the Big 'en at 3-2, one game back of th? o-leaders, Northwestern anc ndiana. Texas Christian broke a two- ame losing streak, and moved ack into contention for the outhwest Conference title by eating Baylor at home 96-89 dickey McCarthy's 21 points aced the Frogs. Darrell Hardy nd Jimmy Turner each got 24 or Baylor. Texas AM edged Texas Tech 0-67 at College Station and Tex- with 351 points. Stydahar, 6-foot-4, 250-pound tackle was all-pro four straight years with -the Chicago Bears for whom he played from 193642 and from 1945-46, interrupted by service in the Navy. He later was head coach of the Los Angeles Rams for two years. Tunnell becomes the first strictly defensive gack to enter the Hall of Fame. He set all time records for punt returns (258 for 2,909 yards) and pass Interceptions .(79 for 1,282 yards) while, playing .with the Giants (1948-58) and Green Bay (1959-61). Tunnell starred for adnor High School in the early 1940s.- Brown compiled a most im- aressive record, organizing the Cleveland Browns and leading ;hem to four straight titles in the All-America Conference and winning seven Eastern NFL crowns and three world titles. He coached the Browns from 1946 through 1962. s downed Rice 81-67 at Austin n other SWC games. HOMES WIN In other home court victories, lemson whipped South Carolia 75-57, Davison humbled Rich- Giants' all-time scoring leader mond 94-79, William and Mary with 3B1 nnmu owned Virginia Military 64-57, fcmphis State subdued Missis- ippi State 61-53 and Purdue anded Hawaii its ninth straight efeat 93-64. On the road, Oklahoma de- eated Missouri 75-65 and Seate conquered Portland 88-57. Pasarell, Drysdale Top Seeds SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Varies Pasarell and Cliff Drys- ale were given the top domes- c and foreign seeds today for le U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships opening Sunday. Pasarell, f r o m Santurce, Reeves made the fJFL truly p . R . w a s given th to d I t l n n a l urhon hm tnf\1r +UA D a m n ° " "umv-u national when he took the Rams fiom Cleveland to Los Angeles n 1946, a daring gamble that paved the way^to expansion ERWIN MUELLER (14) of Chicago gets: hemmed -in'after grabbing first period rebound against Detroit in NBA game Tuesday night in Chicago. Dave Bing BOSTON ALSO TRIUMPHS (21), Joe Strawder (15) and;Dave DeBusschere coflr verge on Mueller, while Jeuy Sloan (14) of Chicago watches. (AP Wirephoto Cunningham ? Jones Pace 76ers To Narrow Win Over Warriors By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minute-men Wally Jones and Silly Cunningham have kept he Philadelphia 76ers on the starts. 'un, but Boston's sprinting quarter-horses are still on the points. and Jerry West 12 in a rack. Jones and Cunningham hit the 76ers edged the San Franisco Warriors 126-123 and held leir six-game lead over Boston the National Basketball Asso- games. iation's Eastern Division race. .At Cleveland, the torrid Celt : cs, led by Bailey Howell and 5ill Russell, reeled off 41 points in and blasted victory in 58 games on Cunning- the Cincinnati Royals 138-123 for a. ; 13-1 mark in their last 14 play. The Celtics Elgin Baylor poured in 14 point lead into a 115-95 margin York with 27, fourth-period rally that shot Los final period,; with Howell and Chicago before Miles reeled; pff Ah'g'ele$ .past New York122-117; 'askets in the final minute Edd.ieMiles came off the b^nch 'uesday-night at Pittsburgh as to .spark Detroit to a 98- decision-over Chicago, and 'Sichie Guerin led St. Louis' to ai09'-96 victory over Baltimore ; In iother The 76ers, trailing 123-122 with less'than a minute remaining, took the lead on Jones' jump, shot and wrapped up their'50th ! ham's layup with 42 seconds to turned an eight- in. the first four minutes of the player-coach Russell leading ton scorers with -28 points. Russell had 24 points and 24 bounds. Down by 11 points midway in She last quarter at New York, the Lakers closed the'gap in the West outscored the Knicks 10-2, ihen moved in front-to stay on West's jumpet with 1 40 re mammg Bayloi scored 34 points over-all and West added 27 Dick Barnett paced New Detroit blew a, 14-poiht leaU at nine stiaight points, giving rlie the charge, Howell topped Bos- Pistons a 94-88'-bulge with less than two minutes to play". Miles re- and Dave Bing each scored 21 points for Detroit, two less than the Bulls' McCoy McLemore. Guerin, St. "Louis' player- coach, dropped. In 25 points-as next 2'/2 minutes as Baylor, and the Hawks built a 25-11 first- quarter lead at St. Paul, Minn;, and breezed the rest of the way. EMLIN TUNNELL . . . honored I tic seed over Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va,, although Ashe was second and Pasarell fourth in the latest national rankings. The nod went to Pasarell on the basis of his victory here in the (National Indoor last year and-triumph over Ashe. indoors at Richmond last weekend. Clark Graebner of Lakewood, Ohio, and Cliff Rlchey of San Angelo, Tex,, round out the domestic seedings. Graebner ranks third national and Richey fifth, giving the ournament four of American's top five players based on 1966 )lay. The only one missing is Jennls Ralston, the No. 1 rank hg player who recently ilgned a professional contract. Drysdale, a South African, reached the semifinals here last year. Seeded behind him among the foreign entries were Bobby Wilson of Groat Britain, Thorn- Koch of Brazil and Istvan Onlyas. of., Hungary, WOULD 'CONVERT' TERRELL HOUSTON,·"-'"fat.'- "(AP) ; -"Heavyweight champion Cassius Clay apparently has run: out o opponents able to'mllkU dime from closed circuit television and may have to hang up his gloves altogether if he converts some of the contenders to hii Muslim faith. The ring lighting Muslim mm ister who handed Ernie, Terrell a Vicious beating with lUs fists and a taunting tongue lashing Monday mgtft now sayi hopes to convert Terrell 'He "f will some d!iy,' he .said Tuesday The fighter who has 1 \re nounced my slave nam«\of "' " ' the AraBjc said Cassius Clay" for Muhammad Ah, CASSIUS CLAY . ...still in tune Sijii-Up, Tryout -Set by Suburban ·pARKSIDE-Reglstratlon for Chester Suburban Little League candidates 9-13 years old Is I) a.m. to noon, Feb. 18 at Parkside Fire Co. Birth certificates. must accompany applicants. Tryouts will be March 11 and Catholic Church field In Brookhaven, starting at \ a.m. Rain will be,required and-.a^parenudaio .Is April J. " X wouldn't fight another Musllhi ' Five of the fcontenderi right now are just about Musllmi/* he said "I wouldn't fight * brothel Muslim l v would retir$ and give the title to them " Clay once again ' mentioned Zora Folley of chandler, Ariz., Canadian champion George Spencer as his next three title opponents but said that former champion Sonny Liston, if in shape, was the besVbf Ihe'hvall. Clay said he had received- an invitation from the king of'sSali- di Arabia to make *a pilgrimage to Mecca and would go in about two weeks.. Then he said wanted to fight again in he - 10 weeks. His program could be Folley, the 34-year-old, No..2 contender^ at Detroit in April; San Francisco In May or. June, Chuvalo, whom he ; beat in ; .-15 rounds in 1965,.,at the Montreal Exposition a month or so later, and possibly Liston, whom ,he stopped twice, in Sweden in late summer. . ; ,. , ,-, For his lop-sided victory oyer the half-blinded, blood-smeared and head-lumped Terrell, Clay will collect about $750,000.. Terrell may earn about $250,000, . A major portion of {the income will come from the 'dosedi cir* cult television both here,.and abroad. ··· -' .«,' '···': ·; ·· 'But right now, there's /no opponent who can draw: mora than a dime on closed circuit," said Bob Arum, an attorney for an official of Main-Bout, Ine* which.has -the nnciHary,.right* 'o.r.--Ctay;*«flghl8. ,v, U'.v^i

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