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EVEN RECORD-SETTER CAN MBS SOMETIMES ... Elmo Wright of Houston lets pass slip through hands (AP Wirephoto) Records Shattered Surest Bet of World Series By DAVE NIGHTINGALE Chlccgo Daily Ncw« Service DETROIT. ~ The surest bet of the 1963 World Series is that tomorrow's fourth-game duel between aces Bob Gibson of St. Louis and Denny McLain of Detroit will be the final pitching mat- chup of the two this year. And that fact has nothing to do with the outcome of today's third-game confrontation here between the Cardinals' Ray Washburn and the Tigers' Earl Wilson-each team seeking the go-ahead win in a fall classic that currently is deadlocked at a game apiece. Before the series began, Tiger 31-game winner McLain expressed the desire that his team would "humiliate" the proud Cardinals. But it was McLain who was humiliated in last Wednesday's meeting of the "super pitchers." Gibson, who had a 1.12 earned run average during the regular season, pitched a five-hit, 4-0, victory and struck out a record number (17) in the process. Now McLain, the brash young organ-grinder from Chicago, is thirsting for revenge. Hut he'll have to get it tomorrow, or not at all this year. Why no rematch after the fourth game? I/wk at it this way: First, if either team sweeps all three games here, t lie show is over. Second, supposing Detroit takes two games out of three in its own ball yard--where it carved an impressive 56-25 record (".691) this season. That would send the Cards back to St. Louis with a 3-2 deficit. Would St. Louis Manager Red Schoendienst use Wnshburn in a sixth game--a game in which there is no tomorrow if the Cardinals lose? Or would he use Gibson with two davs' rest? "It's too early to even consider that," Schoendienst said yesterday at Tiger Stadium where his charges went through a light drill under scattered showers. "But, obviously, Gibby has been in our stopper all year." Filially, supposing the Tigers were to drop two of three on their home grounds and go to St. Louis next week with a 3-2 deficit. Would Tigers manager Mayo Smith use Wil- son? Or would he try McLain with two days' rest? "There Is no question," Smith drawled. "If t here was one game I had to win (and game No. 6 would qualify under those circumstances), I'd use McLain with two days rest. "I'd use him with two days' rest over Wilson or anyone else on the staff who's had three or more days' rest." As the Cardinals drilled yesterday, they apparently had succeeded in wiping away most of the shock of Thursday's 8-1 loss to the Tigers and Mickey Lolich. "We didn't drape our clubhouse in black after that one," Gibson snapped. "We're ready for anything now . . . up for every game no matter how far ahead or behind we arc. Nor were the Cards awed by the short right- field porch at Tiger Stadium--where Jim North- nip. Dick MeAuliffe and Norm Cash have had easy pickings this season. "We have p. few lefty hitters, too," Schoendienst said, "Like Lou Brock and Tim McCarver and Roger Maris. "We've always done tetter on the road this year any way," Gibson reminded. As ars Explode HOUSTON, ffl -- "We can do no wrong," yelled elated Houston quarterback Ken Bailey after the Cougars scored their 10th touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The 12th - ranked Cougars crushed the Bearcats, 71-33, in a wild offensive battle Friday night in the Astrodome. HOUSTON, which has paced the nation the last two seasons in total offense, gained 693 yards while Cincinnati collected 379. Bailey completed 11 of 24 passes for 273 yards after teammate Paul Gipson opened the game with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. "What sprung me was just plain blocking," Gipson said. "Nobody touched me. All their guys were going to the ground." GIPSON played only 14 minutes before leaving with a braised hip, but also scored on a 41-yard run and carried 18 times for 131 yards. Quarterback Gregg Cook led the Bearcats to a 21-14 first period edge with two touchdown passes, including an 85-hard bomb to Lloyd Pate. Cook broke one Cincinnati pass record and tied another in tossing for all of the Bearcats' 352 aerial yards. He attempted 49 passes and completed 22. His previous high for pass attempts was 47 last season, and the 22 completions tied the number by Jackie Lee in 1959. Elmo Wright in turn, broke ane Houston pass record and tied another. He was the leading pass gainer with 244 yards, eclipsing the 205 yards set by Ken Hebert in 1966. Wright caught eight passes to tie a school mark set in 1958. The Cougars ran 96 plays, topping a scho-ol mark of 85 record- ed during three games since 1950. "Defensively, we were never in the game," said Cincinnati coach Homer Rice. "We stayed in there in the first quarter . . . but in the second quarter . . . a fumble here, another there and that was it. Offensively, we played very well at times." ' Bailey guided the Cougars 52 yards in seven plays as Carlos Bell's five-yard t o u c h d o w n plunge tied the score 21-21 in the second quarter. Houston went ahead permanently on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Bailey to Paul Daulong and a 10-yard scoring run by Bell, taking a 35-21 halftime lead. TED HENDRICKS Top Teams All Win By The Associated Press The powers in the four main divisions of Texas schoolboy football rolled to victory Friday night in convincing fashion. Third-ranked Galveston Ball of Class 4A ripped Clear Creek 19-0 while fourth-ranked Odessa Permian powered past San Angelo 14-0. No. 1 AmariUo Tas- osa sees action tonight against .marillo. Second-ranked Dallas puth Oak Cliff played Thursday light, downing Dallas Wilson 1-0. In other top Class-4A games, O. 7 Brazosport overwhelmed Say City 27-0, No. 8 Houston San louston blanked Houston Wai- trip 13-0, and No. 9 Abilene ·ooper downed Odessa Ector 6-0. Longview No. 10 meets Tyer Scott tonight. P e r r y t o n , top-rated in lass A, ripped AmariUo Cap- ock 27-8. Second-ranked Alvin lad a scare before defeating louston Mt. Carmel 29-15. No. 3 Henderson walked over Center 4-7, No. 4 Refugio crunched Taft 63-7 and No. 5 Ennis mangled Duncanville 48-7. In Class 2A, top-rated Iowa 'ark whipped Wellington 39-26. The top-ranked Class A power he Poth Pirates, annihilated the San Antonio Sam Houston B earn 82-6. By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer The Mad Stork hopes to deliver a big surprise in Los Angeles tonight. Which is to say that Ted Hendricks, the defensive star of the University of Miami Hurricanes, hopes to be at his sensational best against O.J. Simpson and Southern California in perhaps the top college football game of the weekend. Hendricks, who derives lu's nickname from his 6-foot-8 height, has 247 tackles and eight fumble recoveries to his credit over the last two seasons and made the AU-American team at defensive end. Simpson is an offensive terror for Southern Cal. His hard running paced the Trojans to the 1967 national championship and won him an AU-American berth. Some 65,000 persons are expected at the Coliseum to watch Hendricks' efforts to shackle the elusive Simpson, who has scored seven touchdowns and gained 425 yards rushing in two games this season for the second-ranked Trojans. Miami is ranked 13th in The Associated Press poll and also 's unbeaten in two games. In other Saturday night james, lOth-ranked Louisiana State is at home to Baylor .5th-ranked Tennessee is al lice, 16th-ranked Georgia is al "louth Carolina, 17th-ranked Texas AM is at Florida State and 20th-ranked Arkansas is at Texas Christian. The Houston Cougars, ranked 12th, opened the weekend acrdvi ty with a 71-33 romp over Cin cinnati in the Astrodome Frida night. Top-ranked Purdue and Leroy Keyes, who trounced Notri Dame a week ago 37-22, battled Northwestern at Evanston, HI. in the afternoon. Other leading matinee game: had Notre Dame at Iowa, Ore gon at Ohio State, UCLA at Syr acuse, Penn State at West Vir ginia, New Mexico at Kansa and Army at Missouri. The Oregon State-at-Washing ton game was nationally tele vised over the ABC-TV network :ORPUS CHRIST!, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1968 SECTION B BLACK FRIDAY: ucs, rand Prix Trials Set It was Black Friday for Corpus Christi's Class 4A football teams last night but everything came up rosy for lower classification teams. Victoria walloped King, 20-0, at Buc Stadium, while Port Lavaca edged Carroll, 32-29, and Victoria Stroman surprised Ray, 14-2. In other games involving local teams, Academy thrashed Benavides, 21-6; Tulo- so-Midway and Aransas Pass battled to a 6-6 tie; Flour Bluff waxed West Oso, 24-0; and Calallen tripped George West, 6-0. Class 4A gets back into action tonight at 7:30 cit Buc Stadium when Miller engages Moody in a game expected to be an easy one for the Buccaneers. Moody has been having Its problems while Miller has been gaining intensity. Last night's activities left Port Lavaca, Victoria and Victoria Stroman tied for the District 254A lead, with 1-0 records. Victoria ignored a heavy rain in the first half to run past King, then settled down to an exchange of fumbles with the Mustangs in the second half. At Port Lavaca, the lead changed hands seven times before the Sandcrabs put it away for keeps. Eric Daniels returned the opening kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown but it went for naught. Calallen's victory put it in the driver's seat in the District 2S-2A chase, while it was likewise for Flour Bluff in District 14-3A South Zone. Tuloso-Midway and Aransas Pass also are in 14-3A and may have a tough time catching the Hornets, who seem to have momentum going. Three Australians and one Spaniard will battle it out for a 'inals berth In the first South Texas Invitational Professional Tennis Championships tonight at 6:30 at HEB Tennis Center. The two semifinals will open tonight's three-match card to be followed by match. Rod Stolle, botli from Australia, will open tonight's show to be followed by Roy Emerson of Australia and Andres Gimeno of Spain. Laver and Emerson won matches on opening night last ournament last night followingjbles match that wound up last his loss to Emerson due to a stiff back. Gonzales pulled out of a dou- a mixed doubles Laver and Fred night at matches Carroll Gym were moved as the indoors because of rain, Stolle and Gimeno drew first round byes. Laver defeated Pancho Segura, 6-3, 6-3 while Emerson surviving two set points In the first set, downed Pancho Gon zales, 7-5, 6-0. Gonzales withdrew from the By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Curley Johnson's serene existence as a pro football specialist grinds to a halt tonight when New York's veteran punter learns how the'other half lives in the American- Football League. Johnson will be the Jets' starting tight end against the San Diego Chargers in one of two AFL games scheduled for tonight. In the other, Kansas City plays at Buffalo. Sunday's AFL schedule has Cincinnati at Denver, Boston at Oakland and Miami at Houston. JOHNSON is first and foremost a punter. He seldom is on the field except for kicks. But in a pinch, he can play tight end and the Jets are in a pinch. R e g u l a r Pete Lammons pulled a leg muscle against Buffalo last week and that make: both were injured against Cincinnati last week. Frazier is likely to miss tonight's game and MacKinnon probably will Johnson the tight the Chargers. end agains get the call. Quarterback Dan Darragh and Buffalo's baby-faced back- iield figure to grow a little older tonight against a fired-up Kansas City defense which has allowed just five points in the last two games. The Chiefs' defenders haven't allowed a touchdown in the last 10 quarters. DENVER is expected to use Martin Briscoe, the first Negro quarterback to play in the AFL. The rookie made his debut against Boston last week and looked good. The Bengals hope to repeat an earlier victory NATIONAL LEAGUE night's program and was replaced by Emerson. Emerson and Stolle defeated Segura and Gimeno, 8-3. In another doubles match, Stolle and Rosemary Casals defeated Gimeno and Mrs. Ann Haydon Jones, S-3. WATK1NS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Lap speeds of 130 miles an hour were expected today as 22 of the world's top Formula One drivers jockey for starting positions in the 10th Grand Prix of the U.S. to be run at the Watkins Glen Rrfce Track Sunday. Jackie Stewart of Scotland screamed around the winding 2.3-mile road circuit at an average .speed of more than 128 mpli in his Matra-Ford Friday in practice. llis time for one lap of 1:0127 eclipsed by more than a! second the record for the track set in 1967 by England's Graham Hill. Chris Amon of New Zealand recorded the second fastest practice lap in his Ferrari, just behind Stewart at 127.65 m.p.h. His time of 1:04.87 also eclipsed Hill's mark. The third fastest lap Friday (was by Austria's Joctien Rindt in a Brabham-Repco, who toured the course in 1:05.42 at a speed of 126.5 m.p.h. ·Defending world champion Denis Hulme, driving a McLaren-Ford, was in fourth place with a fast-lap time of 1:05.44 A isped of 126.4 m.p.h. MYSTERIOUS ARMY New Threat for Olympics By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer The Louis Detroit Tigers Cardinals, two and St. baseball teams, have made the Detroit Lions shift, but it will be up to another N a t i o n a l Football League team, the Minnesota Vikings, to stop the Lions. And that's something the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers couldn't do. The Lions-Vikings game originally was scheduled to be played in Detroit Sunday, but because of the World Series, it will be played at Minnesota. So, the home-field advantage switches to the Vikings, but they will need more than that to stop a Detroit team which, after being smashed by Dallas in the season opener, ripped Chicago even stronger with the expected return of linebacker Mike Lucci. Cleveland, which had trouble moving against Los Angeles last Sunday, should find the Pittsburgh defense much easier. Dick Shiner might start at quarterback for Pittsburgh in place of Kent Nix. Atlanta will be playing its first game under new head coach Norm Van Brocklin, who replaced Norb Hecker earlier this week. Chicago, which always counts on the versatility of Gale Say. ers, will need him more than ever against Baltimore, The MEXICO CITY (AP) - Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, insists the games of the 19th Olympiad will open on schedule Oct. 12 despite a direct threat of violence from something calling itself an Army of Liberation. Meanwhile, the death toll in Mexico City's urban gunfighting rose to 31 with the death of a sniper and a passerby the sniper shot on a street which forms part of the Olympic marathon route. FRIDAY morning Brundage expressed concern over the Army of Liberation, warning that Olympic visitors should stay away because the group has declared civil war against the government of President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. But Friday night Brundage said he was sticking by a statement made 24 hours earlier that the Games will open on schedule. against the Broncos, but will ;42-0 and upset Green Bay 23-17.1 The have to do it without hard r u n - j ning Tom Smiley, out with a THE two victories moved De- Bears are down to one quarterback, Larry Rakestraw, with Jack Concannon and Rudy Bukich out with injuries. fense tough Los will have ngeles t o b e ^ e « DC Giulio Onesti o! Italy and Burgese Phillips of Australia, presidents of two IOC staellite groups, issued a statement saying they cannot "hide our preoccupation toward events which prejudice the Olympic reality, its spirit of love, its peace and fraternity." THEY said the Mexican government which "offers us its hospitality, should offer us at the same time the Olympic atmosphere in every way. This means the Games must be held in an atmosphere dominated by love and not by grief." Onesti is president of the permanent General Assembly of MEXICO CITY. IP) - Take a walk through riot-torn Mexico City, the host of the Olympic Games, and you would think you were in the most peaceful city in the world." Of course, you are. Mexico City itself is all calm, all peaceful, and guests find the hospitality of the Mexicans something to treasure for years. In the plush Camino Real Hotel, headquarters of the International Olympic Committee, a string and piano orchestra provided palm court music. Guests sat around sipping their before- dinner cocktails. Take a walk to Mexico City's fashionable Reforma--Mexico's answer to F r a n c e 's Champs Elysee and Italy's Via Veneto- where the girls and boys were out enjoying themselves with not a hint of trouble. About eight miles away, at the Olympic Village in preparation for the Oct. 12 opening of the Games. Talk of gun fights and people killed in the streets seemed thousands of miles away. They never heard a shot fired in anger in Wednesday's bloody riots that accounted for a reported 31 dead--and maybe more. The blood bath between the students and fhc army on Wednesday happened at a housing development called Tlatelolco, a pleasant part by any standards, which houses 70 000 people and also accommodated the Vocational School--the school of many of the student rioters. Tlatelolco is only a couple of miles from downtown Mexico City. Here, the palm court atmosphere of a pleasant afternoon changes --and quickly. Hundreds of troops, armed with guns surround the complex--one that looks iSce a city of steel. Armored cars with guns at the ready stand at strategic points. Soldiers are on guard atop skyscraper buildings. Mexico City today is a city of the strangest contrasts--peace in 99 per cent of the place and the problem of student rioting in the other one per cent. It's that one per cent that is worrying friends of Mexico and the Olympic movement. "Bulletin No. 1 to the foreign press of Mexico" arrived Friday at The Associated Press office announcing the formation of the Army of Liberation to "declare war against the criminal (government of President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz." "We decline all responsibility for what could happen to those who come to a country that, in fact, finds itself in full civil war,'' the bulletin said, It recommended that "the foreign public not come to the Olympics, because although un inches, two inches over the Olympic mark. Russia Janis Lusis, the odds-on favorite in the javelin, got off a toss of 282-0, Olympic mark of 39.0 in 1954. Enrique Figueroa, 100-meter silver medal winner in 1S64, anchored a Cuban foursome to a der Curley, who is 33 and in his llth pro season, managed two catches after coming in against the Bills. That was two more than he caught all of last year. In 1966, he managed one catch --an 18-yard touchdown. Because Johnson will also be sprained right knee. Oakland, opening its home season, goes for its 14th consecutive AFL victory, with Boston providing the opposition. Boston's Jim Nance, the rushing champ for the last two years, sat out last week's game at Denver because of an ankle injury and probably will miss punting, Coach Weeb Ewbanklthis one too. does not expect him to go all the' Pete Boath^-d. troit in a first-place tie in the Central Division with Minnesota, which lost to Chicago after beating Atlanta and Green Bay. In other NFL action, Pittsburgh, 0-3. is at Cleveland tonight, while on Sunday Green Bay, 1-2, is at Atlanta, 0-3; Chicago, 1-2, is at Baltimore, 3-0; San Francisco, 2-1, is at Los An- tougher than usual to stop San Francisco's hot John Brodie who completed 17 of 20 passes against Atlanta last Sunday. ST. LOUIS will have to try to control the ball against Dallas, which has scored 132 points in three games. will Federations. r _. no circumstances v_«UlTlIiT*Lic^JS, isijllpffic f"VP 31\Pfl^PH if" \i. is president of the Asso-| nc cesary to carrv out a 'large nf Tntr*T-r»lt tnnol ^nril-t-? ! .,,. J " . ,£ [military operation against the [government in the inaugural act A single-space, New Orleans will get chance to chase sera its geles, 3-0; Dallas, 3-0, is at St. Fran Tarkenton and Houston'sU.ouis, 1-2; New Orleans, 1-2, is en I Homer Jones. way at end. Mark Smolinski, an-jquarterback, underwent an ap-iat New York, 3-0, and Philadel- other veteran, will spell him. 1 pendectomy this week and Bob Ironically, the Chargers also have tight end problems. Starter Willie Frazier and his replacement, JacquQ MacKinnon, Davis will run the club against Miami. The Oilers' only victory in four starts has been at the expense of the winless Dolphins, phia, 0-3, is at Washington, 1-2. Detroit's defense, which intercepted eight Chicago passes and then stopped Green Bay's ma- The Philadelphia-Washingtonjdjffe game should be a case of Washington trying to stop Philadelphia's running game and Philadelphia trying to halt the pass-! chine-like attad^ will be made ing of Sonny Jurgensen, . . . . f} * v- * n: i i « _ j I L . in 1.11\. typewritten | and others ]ater Meanwhile, a world record was ecmaled and four Olympic marks bettered in the opening of a 27-nation practice meet. A Cuban quartet of Miguelina Cobian, Violeta Quezada, Ful- Roma and Marlene Elej- Ued the world 400-meter that's right, Vassar and Rad- ro5a y standard of 43.6 seconds .set by Poland in the 196-1 Olym- Tailback Dave Vassar and',P ics and matched here last wingback Bill Radcliffe are week by Russia. Harvard To Face Vassar, Radcliffe CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Harvard's football big team was 38.S clocking in the 400-meter relay. The U.S. team set the Olympic mark of 39.0 four years ago. ; Finally. Burge ran 11.2, equalling the time of America's Wyomia Tyus in 1954. Australia's Diane the 100 meters in Sports in Brief 1 Golf MELBOURNE, States and host Horse Racing Airclrciio--Ths United! NEW YORK--Obeah, S'CUO, cc.-nt on In A-jilro!!a moved pcstj !hs stretch _ to win The SI5.0CO Sfiuetts SOUTHPORT, England--Peter Town-1 LINCOLN, R.I.--Jocl-cd, J13.SO, jeered send, Z2-yecr-ojd Brllon, fired a flve-wvjTM e . as V fo-jr-iengih victor/ [n_;h» dor^xir 69 to tafc a one-st,-ok» lead over' Gey Brewer of Dallas In tiie Alcoa Golfer of the Year loorncment. Tennis starters on the Bucknell Univer-: sity squad which was playing Haryard, i Chris Papanicolaou of Greece, who attends San Diego State College, polo vaulted 16 feet, LA JOLLA, ColH.--No. 1 jeed Sfcn Smith, Paiodcna, Calif., defeated Richard Russell, Jamaica, B.W.i. -t, W) ond Tom Leonard, Arcodla, Calif., opset Mo. 7 seed Jim Osborne, Hooo!uu, 11-9, 4-6, -t In men's itagles rrratchci while [n women's jlnales Jonet N-r«bcrry of La jollo,. uose! tot-seeIed Valeric Zcigenfi;ss of Sin Dle^o 6-1. 7-5, cod th? No. 7 s^d.i Patll Hogan of La Ja"o. was defeated by Vriricoy? Chri^tonson of Los An^elCi 7.5., 6-3 In the seco.'id rciyid of fn? Nations!' Amateur Hard Court Championships. ' , Garden HUls Pyr-so of Lircoin Dcwni CHICAGO--reicny, SJS.30, led all th» way to win the S10X»0 Spy Son3 Handicap by two lengths at Hcwtncme. SAN MATEO, Calif.--Royal rols, S3.*), wtn an easy IW-lengfli victory 1.1 the feo. tun*} stcmeTtowrt Purse at Bsy "Mfotfow*. PUOSced Oct. Boxing NEV/ YORK York, stopped Ansel York, 1.^ T74, New f74, New Football Baseball tie 13, B'oorr.sburg, Adoloht.'S 2i, St. Thomas 7 M'.:;sapj J5, NortnwcCKi, Tex. 7 , Houston 71, Cincinnati 33 DETROIT-- Fran* Crosetll resigned os lilino's-Chicaso U, Wayna State, Mich. a coach with the New York Yankees after 0 years wltrt tti* clutj as player aivj Hayward, Calif . ( Stofa 30, California* coccri. ioavti 1 4

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