The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 21, 1963 · Page 2
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THE OTTAWA HERALD Thursday, March 21, 1983 W FISHING BUDDIES - A fishing trip with Harold Ensley (left) is in store for Melvern Coach Gene Otis and Mrs. Otis, pictured with Ensley at Melvern High athletic banquet. The trip, compliments of Ensley and Melvern community, will be reward for Otis' work with Melvern youngsters. (Herald Photos) Lie Test "Clears" Coach Of Fix, His Attorney Says ATLANTA (AP)-Former Geor gia Athletic Director Wallace Butts has taken a lie detector test and his attorney says the results indicate he is telling the truth in denying a charge of collusion to fix the Georgia-Alabama football game last fall. William Schroder, the attorney, •aid Butts took the test Wednesday at Jacksonville, Fla. "He passed with flying colors," Schroder said. The Saturday Evening Post charged that Butts telephoned in- •ide information on the Georgia team to Alabama Coach Paul Bryant eight days before the game which Alabama won 35-0. Bryant also took a lie detector test. He said the results showed that he, also, was telling the truth in denying the charge. George Burnett, an Atlanta insurance man who heard the alleged telephone conversation, according to the Post, also took a lie detector test. He said the test showed that he, too, was telling the truth. Burnett issued a statement through his attorney Wednesday night in which he challenged Butts and Bryant to take additional tests — using sodium pentothal (truth serum). The attorney said Burnett offered to allow attorneys for Butts and Bryant to question him while le is under the influence of the serum if they would permit his attorney the same privilege in questioning Butts and Bryant. There was no immediate comment from either Butts or Bryant. A spokesman for the Georgia Athletic Board said a record has been found of a telephone call from Butts to Bryant at the time the Post alleges the two conspired to rig the game. The attorney for the board, M. Cook Barwick of Atlanta, said "we found a record of a call at the precise time Burnett said he heard the call. The record indicated the call was made from an Atlanta number to Tuscaloosa but was charged to the athletic board." Butts, who has never denied talking with Bryant, said at his Athens, Ga., home last Sunday that he did not recall a conversation on the specific date. Burnett was quoted in the Post as saying that through an electronic mistake he was connected into the conversation between Butts and Bryant. By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP)—Does your age •care you? Do you feel an outsider in the 80-mile hike crowd? Do you think this is strictly a world for bright young guys, who wear sharp suits and wits to match? Well, here's good cheer for oldsters huddled in what seems a duster's Last Stand against war- pathing youth. A roll call in the realm of sports leadership reveals the elders still are big pow-wow men. They'll never see 60, or 70, or even 80 again, but the sports pages still sprout such evergreens as Gen. Douglas MacArthur (83), Branch Rickey (82), A very Brun- dage (75), Casey Stengel (71) and Ford Frick, P. K. Wrigley and George Halas, all 68. Then how about Will Harridge (77), George (Red) Trautman (73), Chick Evans (72) and K. L. (Tug) Wilson (67). These aren't rocking-chair dreamers of the past. Old soldier MacArthur recently astounded the rival AAU and NCAA leaders with his firm arbitration in their long-standing feud for control of amateur athletics. Rickey, baseball's old fox, has them alive in the St. Louis Cardinal front office. Brundage still is the most dominant personality in the amateur sports world as nres- ident of the International Olympic Committee. No Boxing For Awhile No More 'Golfing' For Sonny Liston By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP)-Golf club-shy Sonny Liston began training again Thursday—this time for an operation on his left knee that may shelve him for the rest of the year. "For the next couple of days I've got to lift 40-pound weights • with my legs to help strengthen my knee," he told The Associated Press. "Then I guess I'll have another examination. I know now I got to have an operation. The sooner the better. "I'm glad I went to Miami yesterday and proved that I had • bad knee, I was getting mad about all the talk that it was an excuse to duck the fight (with Floyd Patterson. I think everybody is satisfied about my knee now." The world heavyweight cham pion, who said he quit training weighing 222 pounds and now is 225, hurt his knee swinging a golf club while posing for a photographer. The bout was set back from April 4 to April 10 and now is off indefinitely. "I just swung back like this"— and that was the end of the demonstration as his ham-like mitts, clasped over an imaginary golf club, banged against the roof, "Last time I'm ever going to pick up one of them things club," said Liston. "And even if maybe I once thought of playing golf, it's out of my mind for good now. It's cost me too much alread." Liston said he never had played Stengel still gets interviewed by the hour and never runs out of subject matter as boss of the lowly New York Mets. Frick, of course, is the titled leader of professional baseball as high commissioner. Wrigley, the chewing' gum magnate, is full of new baseball ideas, the most noteworthy his persistence in keeping his Chicago Cubs a managerless outfit with an "athletic director" as the freshest twist. All need be said about Halas, a founding father of the National Football League, is that he will continue his quest for just one more title as owner-coach of the Chicago Bears. Harridge, former president of the American League, still keeps office hours in Chicago as chairman of the league's board of di- By A. l! VAN CLEAVE MELVERN - One day soon, when Harold Ensley hangs out his "Gone Fishin' " sign, it'll mean that Ensley is at Bull Shoals with Mr. and Mrs. Gene Otis, of Melvern. There's a little story that goes with this announcement. Ensley, the "Sportsman's Friend" of radio and television, spoke last night at the Melvern High athletic banquet honoring Coach Otis and the school's athletes and cheerleaders. Earlier some people of Melvern had asked Ensley if it would be possible to arrange for the coach to fish with Ensley. They wanted to offer the coach this token of their appreciation. Ensley had told them "sure", that the trip would be on him with the exception of transportation costs to the Shoals. The community is going to pay those. Before the meal was served last night, Otis asked Ensley if he could tell him where he might go at Bull Shoals and whom he might contact to do some bass fishing. Ensley told Otis he'd tell him. Not until the end of the program, however did Ensley let Otis know that his contact and "guide" at the Shoals would be the "Sportsman's Friend", himself. And Ensley said the invitation is for Mrs. Otis, too. It was the same old story at Melvern last night with the athletes, with the help of Ensley and a good ham-apple pie dinner, packing the gymnasium. The students, faculty members and supporters heard some of Ensley's fishing tales, mixed with philosophical words for people, particularly today's young people who, he said, are prettier, more handsome and smarter than the young of any generation. He told the boys they shouldn't drink or smoke if they want to bt great athletes. He told the girls they were much prettier without a cigarette between their lips. Ensley Grid lettermen are Bill Kramer, captain, Bob Criss, Jim Lacey, Dennis Haworth, Tom Bradley, Jack Herring, Deward Phipps Robert Burnett, John Gibson, Dale Mochamer, Ray Korbe, Harry Geier, torn Arb, Roy Bailey, Ray Patterson and Leroy Bailey. . Winning basketball letters were Wayne Cranwell, captain, Bob Criss, Jim worth, Bill Lacey, Dennis Ha- Kramer, John Gibson, Robert Burnett, Dale Mochamer, Harry Geier and Ray Patterson. These ten men made up the squad that went to Dodge City to the state Class BB tournament. Melvern dropped the opening game to Sylvia. Three members of the basketball team Cranwell, Kramer and Burnett, teamed with Kenny Sells to show they had talents other than athletics. The quartet sweetened the meeting with Ensley offered his "basic fishing tips" and said the same principles apply in everything a person does. "Keep your bait in the water," he said. "In 2,000 fishing trips in 10 years, I've caught only one fish with my bait out of the water," he added. And just as the fisherman must keep his bait in the water, the salesman must make his calls, the minister must keep spreading the word and the basketball player must keep shooting, practicing. "Develop a sense of touch, of feeling," Ensley advised fishermen. He said an Arkansas angler really had such a sense. Ensley was fishing with the Arkansas fellow when the latter was slow- reeling. Suddenly, he said, "I feel the bass' breath on the bait," he jerked and caught a fish. golf, rectors. Trautman still is a fighting president of the National Association of Professional Baseball League, battling to stem the fall and decline of the minor leagues. Evans continues to compete in the National Amateur Golf Championships which he won, along with the coveted U.S. Open, in the same year, 1916. Wilson, forced to retire as Big Ten commissioner several years ago, still rides tall high in the administrative saddle as resident of the U.S. Olympic committee. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA PLAYOFFS Wednesday's Result Western Divisional Semifinal St. Louis 118, Detroit 99, St. Louis leads best-of-5 series, 1-0 Today's Game Eastern Division Semifinal Syracuse at Cincinnati, Syra•use leads best-of-5 series, 1-0 Friday's Game I Detroit at St. Louis "When you can feel a bass' breath on a piece of pork rind in 40 feet of water, you have the sense of touch and feeling," said Ensley. "Jerking" is the third tip. Ensley said a fisherman, when he feels any change in the action of his lure, should jerk. He said that a fisherman can feel the movement of an active lure being pulled through the water. If the feeling stops, "jerk," he said. "When you feel nothing, there may be something." "Play the fish" was the final tip. You shouldn't rear back on the line unless you want to make the fish jump out of the water, Ensley said. When the fish jumps, of course, it's apt to free itself. Ensley told a story about a fishing companion who reared back and made the fish jump. The fish shed the lure. "Why didn't you play with him?" Ensley asked. "I play with them when they're in the boat," the unsuccessful fisherman said. Melvern School Supt. Arlon Bryson was master of ceremonies at the banquet. Coach Otis listed football and basketball lettermen for 1962-63. "Galaway Bay" and "Tell Me Why." Melvern Mayor J. W. Dick-Peddie presented Coach Otis with a gift from the community. Bob Cousy Chose The Right Path BOSTON (AP)-With his boundless energy, young Bob Cousy viewed life from the street of a New York slum and saw two paths. One was to achievement in sports. The other to the world of stolen hub caps and broken windows. The all-time athletic great retiring from the Boston Celtics after 13 years credits his path on the right road to his parents and the fact they moved to a basketball hotbed in the borough of Queens when he was 13. "Contrary to popular opinion, I was not born with a basketball in my hands," Cousy says. "In fact, I hardly knew what one looked like until we moved to St. Alban's. From then on, the excellent competition at my school and the ones we played against helped me to sharpen my game." When Cousy arrived on the Worcester, Mass., campus, the Crusaders had a budding national champion. "So here was I, the great Cousy, captain of the New York City all-scholastic team the year before relegated to a buy fighting to stay on the squad," he recalls After earning All-America honors at Holy Cross, he was drafted by the Chicago Stags. That National Basketball Association franchise folded shortly thereafter and the Celtics, who didn't want him, got him by drawing his name from a hat. Bob now discloses he had doubts then that he would even make the team but set out to prove himself all over again. Thirteen All-Star squads later and five NBA championships later, the results of Cousy's efforts need no embellishment. FRIEND TO SPORTSWOMEN, TOO - Harold Ensley, who spoke at Mevcrn athletic banquet, autographs notes taken by Cheryl Richardson (standing) and Mary Catlin on Ensley's "fishing tips." The two Melvern girls said they just love to fish. Ensley says he does, too. Coaches Optimistic As OHS Golf, Tennis Training Opens Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results New York (A) 18, Washington 3 Boston 5, Cleveland 2 Los Angeles (A) 2, Chicago (N) 1 St. Louis 4, Baltimore 3 Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 5 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 0, 6 innings, rain Chicago (A) 7, Philadelphia 5 New York (N) 4, Los Angeles (N) 3 Houston 16, San Francisco 12, 13 innings For Insurance On dwellings, household goods, buildings and automobile See Dean Berlin, Agent 109 B Second Phone CH 2-2804 B.O.W. EXPRESS, Inc. Merle Paul, President and Manager formerly Densil Cox Truck Line Ottawa, Kansas—P.O. Box 205—Phone CH 2-5425 Kansas City, Mo.— 819 West 25th St.—GR 1-4008 TRY US FOR EXPRESS SERVICE at FREIGHT RATES Training in two of Ottawa High School's minor sports, golf and tennis, has opened on an optimistic note, according to coaches Harvey Drake and Conrad Downing. Coaches Drake, veteran links- man, will miss the services of his star golfer, Jeeper Deputy, but is depending a lot on Gary Duffield to lead the team as the number one player. "Gary is our only letter-man and is a good steady player. He usually shoots a pretty good game and is in the mid 80s." The Cyclones placed fourth last year in the now defunct Northeast Kansas League composed of Lawrence, Leavenworth, Atchison, Highland Park and Ottawa. Drake's Reds played matches with the NEKL schools and participated in a quadrangular match with Paola, Seaman and Osawatomie besides the Emporia Invitational tournament. With Olathe, Rosedale, Argentine, Turner and Bonner Springs set to compete in the Eastern Kansas League against the Drake- men this season, the Cyclones' forte will lie with a young squad. Fred Irwin and Jim Haworth are returnees with only Irwin having any experience in competition The group of sophomore candi dates includes Tom Parks, Jim Colby, Steve Roush, John Evans Mike Moore and Glenn Conus. "Colby, Roush and Evans are looking pretty good," comment ed Drake, "and Parks has pos sibilities." Drake also expressed the thought that it is still pretty early to tell how the entire squac will shape up. In the racquet squad, coach Con rad Downing has five experiencet lettermen who will have to carry the burden of winning or losing in one of the roughest schedules to face the Cyclones. Eddie Davidson, top-flight junior letter winner, heads the list of returnees, along with Loren Shofner, another junior. Both players were instrumental in last year's campaign. "Eddie and Loren were right behind our number one man, Roger Reynolds, who won 5 and lost 2," said Downing. "Davidson won 3 while dropping 4, and Loren picked up a 2-6 record. Another letterman Jan Jefferis won 2 and lost 2 to give us a rugged top three men for this year," added Downing. The won-lost records are for singles only., This season's program has been expanded to include a •"B" team with a schedule of 6 matches to give the beginners experience and bolster the varsity fortunes in the future. With DeSoto, Washburn Rural and Osawatomie on the agenda, the junior Racket Men J GILLETTE I <) Super Power Bar ^ • Tractor Tires • T See Us for J J FAST, EFFICIENT • J TIRE SERVICE J T on All Tractors! J ? 110 West 4th 8t T T RiKbt Down Town T • C*6M f f ' re * + 4 Jain S Supply, Inc. J EDDIE DAVIDSON Reds will have a season of their own and get a taste of competition. The varsity, which returns five lettermen in Davidson, Shofner, Jefferis, John Thompson and Jim Graham, all juniors, will find the 1963 schedule lacking little. With Lawrence, Washburn Rural, Olathe, Osawatomie and Emporia lined up, the Reds will need every ounce of experience to knock out a few victories. "I hope the boys can come through and win 4 this year," said Downing. "If they do, I'll consider the season a success," he added. "We lack polish but we do have some experience and should be a real contender. We'll give someone a rough go this year, you can bet on that." Excluding the lettermen, the Cyclones have one senior, Max Spooner, and one junior, Milton Bland, returning from last year's "B" team. Doug Schultz, Terry Wollen and Phil Whirley are the other junior candidates while Martin Williams, Ronne Mendell, John Brockway and Rod Kitts complete the roster from the sophomore class. "Playing tennis is just like playing bridge. It all depends on whom you're playing," said Downing, as he and Coach Drake set then- squads to swing into action within the next few weeks. Varsity Cyclone Tennis Schedule Emporia, T—March 29 Lawrence, T—April 5 Olathe, T-ApriT 8 Osawatomie, H—April 9 Washburn Rural, T—April 12 Osawatomie, T—April 16 Washburn Rural, H—April 19 LOREN SHOFNER Olathe, H—April 26 Record 1962: 2-6 "B" Team Schedule DeSoto "B", H-Aprfl 8 Washburn Rural, H—April II Washburn Rural, T—April 17 Turner, H—April 18 Osawatomie (Not set) Record 1962: 1-1 College Basketball National Junior College Basketball Tournament At Hutchinson Quarter-finals Championship Bracket Moberly, Mo. 86, Burlington, Iowa 71 Phoenix, Ariz. 78, Wilmington,- N.C. 76 First Round Hibbing, Minn. 66, Amarillo, Tex. 63 Casper, Wyo. 80, New York Community College 74 First Round Loser's Bracket Southern Union College, Ala. 58, Brome Tech of Binghamton, N.Y. 49 National AAU Tournament At Denver First Round Arkansas City, Kan. 97, San Francisco 69 Enid, Okla. 62, Seattle 61 Brownstown, Ind. 121, Jacksonville, Fla. 76 Wendover, Utah 96, Buffalo, N.Y. 92 College Tennis Rockhurst'7, Park 0 OTTAWA BOWL 418V 8 N. 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