The Miami News from Miami, Florida on December 23, 1963 · 20
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Monday, December 23, 1963
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f I MORRIS McLEMORE t in Weekend Sweepup Tennis Tempers Nothing To Get Excited About Bob Devaney's Nebraska troops are pawing the ground at University of Miami's training reservation their first work outdoors since November 23. Of course, that last one was enough to do the Cornhuskers for a while, since they met and squelched Oklahoma to win the Big Eight football championship ... I guess the Huskcrs muscles are strong as ever but a player's eye-and-hand coordination must be quite rusty after such a stretch off the field . . . They have only nine bopping days before the big rassle with Auburn . . . Frank Frochling, the amiable Coral Gables beanstalk, i3 guilty of association with visiting tennis players in the eyes of an Australian columnist, apparently. The local star probably won't play in the Davis Cup challenge round that starts Thursday in Adelaide but he's included in a broadside delivered by a typewriter jockey who describes Chuck McKinley, Dennis Ralston and Frochling thusly: ". . . stinkers the most unpopular set of sportsmen tennis has ever seen." FROEHLING GONZALEZ He babbles on, of course, complaining bitterly about this and that when, actually, the only thing gnawing on the man is the widely held dread of Aus-sies that this great, national enterprise will suffer a setback this week, that the Americans w ill win the e up. True, Ralston and the working roach of the U. S. team, Pancho Gonzalez, had some brisk words for each other a few days ago but this is not new, nor is it different from the behavior of front-line tennis players since I was a little boy. Any sportswriter who takes a tennis player's temper fits seriously should have his head read. The Cliamp Is Here When Kelso arrived at Hialeah yesterday, the winter headquarters of American racing was es- tablished; where Kelso runs, (here is the big interest, for the four-time Horse of the Year auto- j matically commands headlines whenever he j whinnies. ; Not long ago, I eame upon Jimmy Jones at f Tropical Tark and asked the Calumet trainer t how good is Kelso, the gelding that now is sec-i . ond only to Round Table in money earned at I f the races. I ; "I don't think we have any real way to tell how good he is," said Jones. "I'm afraid he has had ordinary competition in most of his races. On the ; other hand, he has done what was asked of him jj : most of the time and that's what you hope for 1 when you put a saddle on a horse, isn't it? "Anything I say can be used several ways in a i situation like this. Let's say Kelso , is a very good race horse and let it ; go at that." Jimmy's faith in the recognized ; bloodlines of racing still is a powcr- ; ful thing with him but he admits it ' has been shaken by the tremendous ; stakes victories in recent years of horses with ordinary and even com- ; monplace family trees . . . He keeps waiting for the dice to roll the way ' they're supposed to roll in the humbling game of horse breeding. "We long ago learned you can cross certain characteristics in horses and, in their foals, get a percentage of predictable assets . . . but the percentage varies. There is no scientific reason I know of why certain horses suddenly blossom into winners where their bloodlines don't call for anything but sweet tempers . . ." With a barnfull of the most distinguished sires in racing and able mares without end on the great farm outside Lexington, Calumet is not hurting . . . But let's see what happens in '64. m JONES BOWLING TOURNAMENT ENDS TONIGHT ; King Only Step Away From Title! By TOM BIRKS Mlvnl Hpnni Writer Johnny King, a 42-year-old Chicagoan, sits back and waits for the competition tonight in the $25,000 Hialeah Open Bowling Tournament at the Hialeah Lanes. away from the tournament's first prize of $4,000 after lead- ing 15 other qualifiers in yesterday's competition. King scored 11 victories against five defeats in the head-to-head competition yesterday to go with 8,428 pins and a bonus of 550, which gave him I THE MIAMI NEWS Monday. Dec. 23. 1963 2B l L'l King now is only one victory 3t?f.. VtfSiK y$; 'fii - w . 1 fgAV' m M h' ik IS kA R sx It'i a little bit corny but the rhambrr of Commerce loves it. Duncan Drum, Nebraska guard, tosses away his topcoat after arriving in Miami yesterday for the January 1 Orange Bowl game against Auburn. When the Coriiliuskfrs left Lincoln, it was 10 below zero while at Miami it was 75 . . . 75 above. Hidden by Drum's hnnd Is assistant conch Larry Donovan. Center Lyle sutler is on the right. The Cornhuskers, who are quartered at the Ivanhoe Hotel, will hold workouts at the University of Miami. Devaney Impressed By Auburn 9s Balance By TOMMY FITZGERALD Miami Sporln Writer Coach Bob Devaney brought the Nebraska football team to town yesterday for the New Year's Day Orange Bowl Classic with Auburn and he is a man who seemed to have nothing to fear. His insurance is paid up. Practically, anyway, and $100,000 worth. They're Trying To 'Warm-Up' For Title Game CHICAGO AP - A week of intense practices and skull sessions except for a day off at Christmas began today for the Chicago Rears. In pood shape physically, and being honed mentally by 68-year-old master mind George Halas, the Bears meet the New York Giants in Wriglcy Field Sunday for the National Football League title. The title has escaped the Bears since 1946 when they defeated the Giants in the Polo Grounds 24-14 behind the quar-terbacking of Sid Luckman, now a Bear coach. PLENTY TO DO The scene at Wrigley Field today was something out of Alice in Wonderland. It was the fleet of giant, airplane-warming blowers thawing and drying the playing surface. 191 Boxing Dealt Big Blow With TV Cancellation NEW YORK (AP) A terse announce, ment that the American Broadcasting Co. is dropping its weekly television boxing show wipes a 20-ycar fixture from the nation's TV screens. "ABC has no plans to continue its boxing show next season," a network spokesman said late Sunday night. "By next season, I mean 1964. I can't say more than that at this time." The spokesman, who asked that his name not be used, replied in confirmation to a New-York Times report that ABC and the Gillette Safety Razor Co., the chief sponsor, had agreed to drop the weekly fight show. The effects perhaps fatal. could be far reaching and "At first, a lot of guys are going to go hungry," middleweight champion Joey Giar-dcllo said. "Without television revenue, it wouldn't seem feasible ... to continue our weekly boxing shows," Madison Square Garden publicist John F. X. Condon said. Harry Markson, Garden boxing director, said only: "We have a contract that runs through September. That's all I know about it." Strangely, it was on Sept. 26, 1944 almost 20 years to the day before the expiration date of the present contract that the first contract for a boxing series was signed. It was on that date that Mike Jacobs of the Twentieth Century Sporting Club announced he had arranged with Gillette to televise the Willie Pep-Chalky Wright world featherweight title bout, and the next 50 bouts to be held in Madison Square Garden and St. Nicholas Arena. In one form or another, the scries has continued for a while twice weekly to the present. At this time ABC's Friday night boxing show is the only one regularly carried by the networks. Waning interest in the sport, lack of enough good fighters, unsavory publicity surrounding some key figures in the sport and the economics of television were listed as the major reasons for dropping the telecasts. The Times said the weekly fight would be replaced by another sports attraction on the network. It said the change may come in April. GEORGE HALAS Getting Ready It was an ear cocked to weather reports, which promised a light warming trend and momentarily no snow after a record-setting sub-zero cold snap. It was tons of hay ready to be put on the field by an army of $29 per day workers. It was a wrestling match with the huge tarp, getting a workout space at one end for Halas to exhort his players. MAKING SURE It was arrangement for use of the Chicago Avenue Armory in case snow comes and being sure that poloists and their ponies, who practice in the indoor arena, are notified in time to make room for the Bears. It was time to get 12 kerosene-operated blowers ready to pipe warm air under the benches to the players' feet Six of the machines will operate Sunday at each of the Bears and Giants bench. It was trainer Ed Rozy looking over the biggest assortment of shoes ever collected in a dressing room. There are six types of footgear ready for any type of playing surface. They range from basketball sneakers the kind the Giants used in the second half on the icy Polo Grounds field in 1934 to score 27 points and whip the Bears 30-13 for the world title to football shoes with different types of cleats. This is the handsome honorarium Nebraska partisans conferred on Devaney to induce him to withdraw last week from consideration for the University of Miami coaching job which was never offered him but in which he admitted he was "very much interested. "I needed it, too, because I didn't have any insurance," Devaney said after checking in with 259-pound 6-5 All-America guard Bob Brown and his other monsters at the Ivanhoe Hotel on Miami Beach around noon. WEATHER CHANGE The sunshine and 75-degree weather were in startling contrast to the snow and the 10-below-zero temperature the Cornhuskers had left 1,800 air miles behind them a few hours .before in Lincoln. "I received a $2,000 raise and a replacement of my old contract which had four years left with a new five-year contract actually it amounted to a year's extension of my contract," Devaney said. He also was given tenure as an assistant professor. This might be regarded as a normal and expected reward for his winning the Big Eight championship. i "What my talking about the Miami job got me was that paid-up well it will be in five years insurance policy, which, with accumulated dividends, will have a cash surrender value of $60,000 then," he said. Devaney looks like a coach. He looks like Pat O'Brien. "You know O'Brien played two football coaches in the movies," a guy who noted the resemblance remarked. "I hope I look like whichever one won," said Devaney, who has a Celtic physiognomy with a wit to match. "But coaches always win in the movies, don't they?" He thus implied it isn'f going to be anywhere as simple as that in reality against Auburn. PRAISES ALBURN "They're the best ball club we'll face," he said. "They have balance. They're good both throwing and running and tough defensively. Oklahoma is a fine ball club nd we were at our best the day we beat them (29-20 for the Big Eight title and the Orange Bowl bid). Kansas and Missouri also were good. But while Oklahoma has a good quarterback. Auburn has a tremendously outstanding one in Jimmy Sidle. We have to stop him on the run-pass. He makes Auburn the best club we've gone up against." He likened Auburn to Kansas defensive'y "quick linemen and big. ends") and to Air Force on offense ("they also have a fine option-running quarterback in Terry Isaacson"). Nebraska was out of character when it outscored Miami 36-34 in that wild Gotham Bowl game last December. "The frozen slippery field made us play Miami's type of game that day the drop back pass," he said. "The footing was too hazardous for running action. We're certainly not a fancy ball club. Our offense is mainly the ground game with passing a support. We were No. 2 in total defense and No. 1 in rushing defense in the Big Eight. "Bigger and stronger line than Auburn? Yes, we're bigger and I hope we're stronger." ON FILM The two clubs exchanged films of four games but neither scouted the other live. Nebraska, which closed its season on Nov. 23, ahead of Auburn, would have had a chance for some live scouting but Devaney, in a courtly gesture, refused to avail himself of this advantage. After a week off and another week in which his players worked out on their own, he reassembled them on Dec. 16 to begin organized practice for the Orange Bowl Classic. They practiced indoors at the Nebraska field house because of the severe cold. the best score of the four survivors, 8,978. The other remaining competitors are Mel Henderlite, of Orlando; Vern Downing, Rodeo, Calif.; and Glenn Allison, of St. Louis. Action begins tonight at 8 and will be taped by the American Broadcasting Company for replay at a future date. In last night's position round, Henderlite, who rolled a 300 game in a state tournament at Palm Springs Lanes two years ago, had a big chance to beat King and grab off the top spot. Going into the match he trailed by 67 pins. He needed the 50 pins for the victory and 18 others. When King left the almost impossible 5-7-10 in the seventh frame, the Orlando bowler needed a double and had a big chance to take the lead. But he bumped into the "washout" and that gave King the necessary opening to win. The greatest comeback yesterday was staged by Allison, who is a member of the Fal-staff team which recently won the National BPAA team title. Opposing Ev Collins, Allison rolled a 279 for the big game of the tournament and vaulted from seventh into fourth place and a chance to win tonight. Henderlite had 12 victories and four losses for the finals and racked up a total of 8,974 pins for his 40 games. He was the only competitor to win 12 games. Downing won 10 games and lost six and Allison won 11 and lost five. Henderlite also had the high pinfall. Neither King nor Henderlite has made much of a showing in a BPA event. King has won $3,400 this year competing in 16 tournaments. His best showing was seventh at Akron last year. Henderlite competed in a BPA tournament at Chicago three years ago and then left the tour. He picked it up at Jacksonville last week but didn't fare too well. TONIGHT'S , SCHEDULE 8 o'clock Mel Henderlite vs. Vern Downing. One game, to be decided by total pins. 8:30 Glenn Allison vi. loser of opening match. 8:40 Allison vs. winner; of First Match. ' 9:05 Winner of Round Robin (which will be based on pins if there is a tie in', games won and lost) vs.' King for $4,000 first prize. Hank Strain List ; Hank Strang coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the Ame'r-' ican football league, today asked not to be considered aiiy further for the University of Miami head football coaching job Dr. Henry King Stanford;, president of the University, made this announcement after talking with Stram, former U-M backfield coach, by telephone at Strain's home in Kansas City. Stram had been offered the job but had turned it down in; November after weighing the offer since last summer. He agreed to reconsider and give his final answer at the close of the American League season, which was yesterday. Dr. Stanford planned to meet with athletic chairmen of the trustees and faculty later today but the funeral of Daniel Red-fearn, a U-M trustee, this afternoon interferred with this. Stanford indicated the next formal meeting now most likely won't be held until after Christmas. ' How They Finished Name City 1 Johnny King, Chicago, III. 2 Mel Henderlite, Orlando 3 Vern Downing Rodeo, Calif. Pins Bonus W-L-T Total Money 8428 550 11-5-0 8978 x 8374 600 12-4-0 8974 x ' 8433 500 10-6-0 8933 x 4 Glenn Allison, St. Louis, Mo, 5 Carl Babb, Kokomo, Ind. 6 C. Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif. 8322 425 7 M. Chiuchiolo, Patchogue, NY 8345 400 8 Ed Lubanski, Detroit, Mich. 8387 300 9 Tom Harnisch, Detroit, Mich. 8228 400 10 Ev Collins, San Mateo, Calif. 8174 400 11 Roger Helle, Detroit, Mich. 8162 400 12 Geo. Howard, Detroit, Mich. 8134 400 13 Jj B. 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