The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on November 17, 1957 · Page 7
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 7

Kalispell, Montana
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Sunday, November 17, 1957
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; : by INTER LAKE SPORTS .EDITOR There have been some important changes made in the basketball rules for the coming 1957-58 season. These changes can have a great bearing on the game played nowadays. The rules changes will undoubtedly change the strategy of a great many teams. Bergstrom Greeted by 7 Vets Braves' Height Problem Eased by Chapin, Tinney Seven lettermen will greet Coach'termen Les Chapin and Dave Tin-'"'TM' * ^^^ Tea Room Ralph Bergstrom tomorrow as the nay, Bergstrom has a couple of Flathead County High School'players who stand C-5 and 6-3 re- Braves begin daily workouts in spectively. - Banquet Honors FCHS Players Kalispcll Downtown Coaches Club standing defensive player and tie will honor Flathead County High'player -who proved most iaspira- School football players at the an- tional to his. team. The biggest change concern free P r fP al ' atio11 °* the 1957-58 basket-! Another senior letterman, Bob throws. The onc-for-one free throw bonus -has been curtailed in high school games. In college the rule applies to the first six fouls in each half. Fouls then would revert to the former rule of awarding a second free throw, in the event the first was made. . ' The rule for the double foul has 1 . season. Durado, stands an even six feet The Braves are getting a belated a"d junior leUerman Jim Mea- start because Bergstrom wanted cham is also six feet. The other to give the football players on the two lettermen, bolh seniors, Den- teani a rest and at the same time nis Olson and Harvey Sterner, look over the freshmen and sopho- stand 5-8 and 5-11 respectively, mores, who have been drilling Bol) Best, a 6-1 senior who did nual club banquet Monday at 0:30 Hal Sherbeck, Montana State.Un- Bill Walterskirchen will be. mas- ler-of-ceremonies. Redfield especially encouraged iversity assistant coach and former l' arents of Players to attend the Missoula County High School men-' banquet ' as weU as members of the tor, will be the principal speaker. ^ lub tatld ^ Public. Tickets may be Head Coach Jim Sweeney of FCHS *~~ wiU also speak. Kono Wins Mr. Universe 'TEHERAN, Iran (UP) -- The Russians may have run off with the team title, but Tommy Koao of Sacramento, Calif., won the most individual gold medals in the world weight-lifting championships. Kono, who won- the middleweight title Monday was-named "Mr. Universe" Wednesday. purchased at the door'for $1.75. since the beginning of last week. not Some of the returning vets suit- to add last year, is expected of the evening will be the presentation of three special awards by the Coaches Club. Rusty Redfield, club president, said club trophies will be awarded the out-i THE INTER LAKE, Sunday,. November 17, 1957 7- Frankino Believes Braves Near First READ THE CLASSIFIED ADS By DICK MTJLLINS -- 'Uniled Pr«*c Bporix Vftlltt BUTTE (UP) -- Youthful John Frankino, basketball coach at Butte Central, said today that "you can right down the line" when looking for a possible contender for the idass AA conference title this season. Mehrens is Chosen Top 1957 Coach also been changed. In" the past ed U P last We ek and got in a few strength this season. , whenever a double foul was com-. swi P es at tl)e basket, but the hard K j p Croskrey, a o-7 junior, is mltted, each boy was awarded a Iree ihruw. This season,, after a double foul, the free throws will , , ,. , a »d rebounding' Sta " dl " g o "c"sive player, the out- work begins tomorrow as the also back a l t l TMugh he failed to Braves prepare for their season's lettel " dm ' in e l| i e 1956-57. season, opener against Whitefish, Friday, 1 Ber fistrom will have other sopho- Nov. 29. be eliminated and a jump at center will occur with each team permitted to choose its jumpers. But,' a foul will be charged to each' player who fouled. | The rule prohibiting a throw-in from a 12-foot area under the basket has been rescinded to allow the ball to be put in play from a n y j position at either end of the court.! Another -change, aimed at eliminating goal-tending, decrees that players other than the shooter are not permitted to touch the ball on the rim or directly over the basket. This will not prevent the game's giants from dunking- the ball, however. The 12-foot wide free throw lane is now official for all courts. The wider lane reputedly reduces the advantage of the tall player, especially during tree throw rebounding. A yellow ball may be used this season by mutual agreement of the two teams. If one objects a regular natural tan ball will be used. When rectangular backboard is used, ball is out of bounds if it passes over the background from K ,, _ , , , , any direction. Shooting over or ba * e ' a a ; m * f. em "- ,, , passing over . fan-shaped back- ° one ^ the Flathead team , j ,. !__=,_,_ that compiled a 15-11 record last season are Jack Keith, Fred Zaun- mores, juniors and seniors to choose from as the Braves hit the! Westminster Rips Numb Mines, 90-0 .By DICK.MULLINS Uniled Preit SporU Writer Youthful William Mehrens said today he was "flattered" when told he had been selected United Press Coach of the Year in the Class A High School Football Conference by the other coaches in the league. Mehren's Great Falls Central only one i s a starter. The ' ]]as faeen ' ^^ w j t h ^ of t]]e season J n t o a comp)ete rout /freshmen and sophomores to get, here Friday, scoring 14 touch-' °· a by a better idea of the potential o£ some of the younger players who stand a chance of making the "12" which is usually the for a traveling squad, but Is larger for home games. downs for a 90-0 defeat of Mon-'°Y e F f 6 , 001 " 1 place Custer tana Mines. iHigh School of Miles City. schedule un- ful1 Barnes He said that he felt the Mustangs won the conference this year because of "team effort and the desire to win." He said that Central possessed several outstanding indivi- Mehrens said the Mustangs' toughest test of the year came from Billings Central in the final game of the season, Nov. 11. He termed the dual players, but based the success |Rams "Hred-up" and added, "they of the Mustangs on "team effort. The former Carroll College halfback said one of the best compliments for winning the conference came from his wife, Shirley. Seven days after the Mustangs downed Glasgow to clinch the title, Mrs. fought us on even terms all the way." Next year the have a good team, Mehrens said, but added, "I don't think it'll be of the caliber we had this year." He pointed out that eight top-notch When asked which team h« considered the one to beat, Frankino mentioned Billings, Butte, Kalispell, Missoula, then hesitated and said the choice would be nearly "impossible." He said he anticipates a "strong, tough close league." At Central Frankino has five returning lettermen. Two of the veterans were starters on the 1956-57 version Maroons who placed third in conference play and third in the state tournament at Butte. The returning starters are center Dan Sullivan, 6-4, and forward Dou McDonald, 6-1. Other lettermen are center Jim Hanifin, M, Guard Mike LsveUa, 5-10 and forward Ray Martinicb, 5-11. The 24-year-old coach said "all positions are open" this season. He said that there has been conslder- should|abie competition for starting berths It . j The 24-year-old mentor said he leen Ann Mehrens a tremendous offensive was "very grateful" for the honor. ''Mehrens gave birth to Miss Kath- men w "l be going down the gradu- RALPH BEUGSTROM lone starter on hand Is Frank Cab- board is permissible. Another big change concerns "inactivity" or activity as the case may be. This new rule, in short, places the responsibility for forcing action on the team which' is behind hi the score or, if the score is tied, on the defense. In other v.ords, say team A is behind team B by one point or a greater-margin. It is team-A's responsibility to create activity. It is its obligatiun to come out and be active on defense' and not play a waiting game. On the other hand if team A is ahead and is on defense It can play » waiting game but team B then must create activity". Team B has the responsibility then and must make a reasonable effort to keep the game moving. Failure to comply with this rule by either team draws a warning from the officials on the first infraction and a technical foul thereafter if eithr-r team is inactive Ae- pending on the. score. er, Sam Lowman, Herb Smith and Dave Rydquist. Keith and.Rydquist ^are .attending Montana State College, Lowman is at Denver U. and Smith is attending the University of Braves will have more In senior let- non-conference teams this season' that provided the opposition last year. Flathead opens at Whitefish No. 29, then plays host to the Bulldogs the following night, Nov. 30. On Dec. 6-7 Lewis and Clark High School of Spokane, one of I the real powerhouses from the Washingto'n city, calls on the Braves. Last year these two teams played two nip and tuck games and split the two-game series. f^ On Dec. 13 the Braves begin'j their C l a s s A A Conference '· schedule. '' · The 1957-53 schedule: Nov. 29--At Whitefish Nov. 30--WhlteCisli. home. Dec, 6--Lewis Clark (Spokane), home. Dec. 7--Lewis 4 Clark (Spokane), I home. Dec. 13--At Great Falls. | Dec. 14--At Helena. Dec. 20--At Butte Public. Dec. 21--At Anaconda. Jan. 3--Livingston, home, Jan. 4--Bozeman, home. Jan. · 10--Butte Central, home. Jan. 11--Great Falls, home, Jan. 17--Missoula, home. Jan. 24--At Billings. Jan. 25--At Livingston. Feb. 1--Anaconda, home. Feb. 8--Helena, home. Feb. 14--At Bozeman. Feb. 15--At Butte ·Central! Feb. 21--Billings, home. Feb. 22--Butte Public, home. March 1--At Missoula. hal{ edge, debacle in o a 4G-0 first h.He added, "It's only due because of - that great bunch of boy s we had.' second half. He nominated assistant coaches Hugh (Swede) Bushly and Paul ij'ear" awards. Bill was born and raised in Butte. He attended Butte Central and won all-state honors at halfback in 1950. At Carroll College he made the all-conference team his junior and senior years and in 1954 nam- lican squad. college ation trail this spring. Mehrens won the honor in close balloting. With all 10 coaches in (he league casting one ballot each, Mehrens received four voles to three for Hardin coach Charles Williams. Custer County Coach Bob Nees received two votes and the 10th went to Ralph Frank of Havre. thus far and added the boys have been "long on desire." Frankino will be coaching his third entry in the Class AA conference. He is a Montana State University * graduate and presently teaches high mathematics courses at the high school along with his coaching duties. The center is placing tha stress on fundamentals in Ms workouts. He said that fundamentals will continue to receive the majority of the time during practices this seasom mzsE u Rivers, Fight With Champ NEW YORK ( U P ) -- Former'his fifth-round knockout by Robin- champion Gene Fullmer yelled son in May. Registering 159Vi Oval au Gratirt \ *s\, ... ·'C^'v ^ '. / IT'S TIME FOR THANKSGIVING You supply the turkey and trimmings . . . we'll supply everything else you need to make this Thanksgiving's feast the best ever! Choose now from our complete selection of cooking aids and appliances. IMPORTED DESCO WARE Cook a mouth-watering Thanksgiving meat with cheery flame-colored Descoware . . . then serve in the same flavor-locking piece. Keeps food hot, even for the second helpings, right from your table. louder than ever today for a February return shot at the middleweight crown after his majority decision over dangerous Neal Bivers. Bull-shouldered Fullmer protect- icd his status as possible challenger This season a game can begin!; 11 .," s , ,Vt ,, " , · 1th . + . n ! , n l n « l *,,,,! 1,.f«TM'. ?,,,, F V l d a y nI 8 ht ^ § 1Vln g tlle Cal1 ' ·with a technical foul before - the ball is put 'in play. The reason for this Is a. new rule governing numbers on players' uniforms. It is a technical foul if a player wears number 1 or 2 or a number which has a. digit greater than 5 or which Is not of a solid contrasting color. All thcso rules are designed to speed up the game, make it a more interesting game and eliminate a lot of- free throw shooting. As I see it, the game is rapidly becoming more like the professional game each year. In time the 24 second rule now used by the pros Will Drobabl;' apply to high school and college games. That rule says the team on offense must make a field goal try within the 24 sec-, ond time limit or give up possession of the ball. The new rules give the "little man" a break, 'something he has lacked for many years. The ivideued free throw lane, the goal tending rule and the out of bounds infraction concerning a- rectangular backboard are designed to help the little guy. : Don't let these new rules scare you. The game of basketball will played in the same hustle, bustle style of recent years! You may see better defensive players than in the past and a more varied team offense with the tall man being restricted to a certain degree. The hook shot may return on a more widely used basis sisce officials have been warned to .keep a closer eye on the pivot foot of a player with the ball. Many centers thorough body-beating -in the late sessions of their exciting TV-radio 10- rounder at Madison Square Garden. But Harry ilarkson, managing j director of the International Boxing Club, said, "Everything must be'held in abeyance until Sugar nay Robinson decides what to do --probably within the next 10 days." - pounds, second - ranked G e n e clinched the verdict by his strong finish against 157-pound Rivers, who fights out of Los Angeles but claims Niagara 'Falls, N. Y., as his permanent home. Rivers is unranked. Gene's closing drive was, punctuated by his taking the 10th ;" round on all three official score sheets. Despite that finish, judge Bill Recht called the fight a draw after scoring it 4-4-2 on rounds and 6-6 on points. But the other two offi-' cials favored Fullmer on rounds: referee Mark Conn, 6-4, and judge Artie Aidala, 6-3-1. The United Press agreed, 6-3-1. A' poll of 16 sports writers favored Fullmer, 11-4-1. Rivers, an 11-5 underdog, was harder puncher and did L^-fcfid... 0 Open Roast Pan Round Covered Casserofe A. Sauce Pan ..... ............................... FromTf.iJJ B. Oval au Gratln ............................ p rorn *«OD C. Oval Oven ..................... . ............ From8»75 D. Open Roast Pan .......................... FromO.95 E. Round Covered Casserole .................... 4»jQ F. Skillet .......... . .......... ..................... From2.75 G. Coffee Brewer ...................................... 0,85 160-pound title from Fullmer May 1 and lost it to Carmen Ba- most damage but he faded at the silio on Sept. 23, has a return-bout contract with champion :Basilio. THIRD STRAIGHT WIN finish. His booming left hooks and jarring rights had Gene floundering in the fifth and sixth rounds. Fullmer suffered a four-stitch cut Friday night Fullmer of West on l °P of nis head, an eight-stitch Jordan, Utah, registered his third S asu on his right brow, and nicks straight comeback victory since' 011 his left brow and nose. Rivers' damage was limited to a six-stitch slice on his left, brow and a nick on his lower lip. Fullmer landed the most punches during the bout with his plunging barrages. He forced the action In the first five rounds and in the last two. Manager Marve Jenson said Saturday 'jGene will fight no one until he gets a return shot at the title. We are protected in that stand by a letter written to me by Jim Nor-] f ris last April 23." FULLMER PROMISED FIGHT The displayed Jeltef promised Jenson that it Fullmer defended successfully against Hobinson on May 1, the IBC. would-promote a HOUSEWARES DEPARTMENT have .been getting away with tak- house activities. The one and. one- Bobcat Prexy To Present New MSC Fieldhouse BOZEMAN (UP) -- Einar'Bros- ten, president of the Montana State College associated students, %yill present the new fieldhouse to the state of Montana during dedication ceremonies Dec. 4. The yersatije building is to be turned over to the.state .and accepted,by the state board of education, in a gesture symbolic of _, ^. r . ,.= the broad scope of proposed field- title figbjTb'etwee'nTuUtfte'r'artd Mni1*« n rt41 *Tt i · nr« T^K H A M i * * i M l n u . . ) . A ... i m «i New Westinghouse Speed ELECTRIC RANGE · NIWl Plug-Out Units throughout . . . both surface and oven · · . make cleaning a breeze. Only on Westinghouse! · NEW! Miracle Oven has Spread-even heaters top and bottom plus Miracle Seat on door to assure perfect results every time! · NEW! Convenience Panel with Grill-Appliance · outlet and retracfible cord outlet for other small appliances! - . . . . PLUS ALL THESE FEATURES: · Super Corox unit gets red hot in 20 seconds! · Automatic Unit won't let foods burn. · Roast Guard signals when meat is done! · Automatic Timer controls oven, both Convenience , Panel outlets. · Confection Colors , . . and a built-in look. ing an extra step, but in the recent basketball clime held at Flathead County High School, the MHSA and MOA team of Toby Karigas, Sidney coach, ,and Hay Baker, Glendivo official, warned that this infraction will be called more this year than has been in the past. , If you, the ever increasing basketball public, don't like these rules, be patient. Next year there'll undoubtedly be a few more rules juggled and improvised and compromised and surmised by the national rules committee. IfVyou don't think so. wanna bet? Half million dollar fieldhouse, promoted by students, is being financed by student funds and in- conic from activities held under the dome. · · Keynote speaker for the dedication ceremonies will be E. L. (Dick) Romney of Salt Lake City, commissioner of the Skyline Athletic Conference. MSC President B. R, Renne Js scheduled to deliver an. address Carmen Basilio. But,; the letter, added: "In the event Robinsor defeats 1 Fullmer, then the winner of the Roblnson- Basilio contest will meet Gene Fullmer in a middleweight title contest. We will promote no middleweight Wl contest except one between Fullmer and the wiimer of the Robinson-Basilio contest." On the basis of that letter, Jenson said he was demanding a February tltlo. fight with Masilio, or if . ; . , . · " · ·-- ·-»*'·· 11M «-»·»'«· wiiu masiuu, o during the brief dedicatory pro- Robinson and Basilio fought gram Bobcat football mentor Tony: February-written guarantees from Storti will act as master of cere-.both that the winner would defend Coffee Brewer . Ms low as 10% down -- , 24 months to pay ..... APPLIANCE DEPARTMENT V . . 369 monies I against Gene in June. ssw^iffi SsaKSKSESW^SES*?

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