The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 10, 1970 · 27
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 27

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Thursday, September 10, 1970
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tmm urns ft ft By Randy Eickhtff Star Sports Writer Catfish Moving Good Fred Steiner of Lincoln has found himself an Ideal spot for calfishing on the Republican River but refuses to share it with anyone. "I won't tell 'em my spot," share my bait. Frogs, just frogs." Steiner doesn't even bother trip for his bait anymore he nverudnKs ana tmas what he needs. Success? Steiner hauled in four cats that each met the requirements for the game commission's Master Angler awards all in the same week. But the Republican valley isn't the only spot where cats seem to be taking frogs. Several anglers have reported late feeding cats taking irogs in rawnee Lake north of Emerald. A trial expedition by this writer and some of proved that the frogs are indeed plentiful along or me lane. Watch Out For Bullheads But if the angler doesn't go for bullheads, he'd better use bigger frogs than he thinks necessary. "Never seen the beat," grumbled one angler as he pulled another bullhead off his line. "Try for bullheads and you'll catch catfish and the other way around if you're fishing for catfish." Bullheads out of Pawnee one and 2',i pounds and are going out of style. But the bass, crappie and bluegill seem on to other waters. Decent-sized ones are and harder to find. Points For The Ladies Trust a farm girl to come up with a useful-tool that's easy to load and takes up practically no space. My wife, Dianne, insisted I use a corn knife to cut 1 a patch of weeds down then without thinking, I threw it into the trunk of the car prior to a recent fishing trip. That corn knife dug fire holes, cut fire wood, and served a dozen useful purposes around the overnight camp that a hatchet or axe couldn't. The blade is just heavy enopugh to take a lot of strain, yet not to heavy to use at long periods of lime. Also, it's easy to pack. Just slip it down into some crevice out of the way. More Timber Lines It's surprising what some people will do to "insure themselves of waterproof boots for the hunting season. One hunter I know painstakingly spreads melted tallow over his boots then covers the tallow with liberal helpings of Neatsfoot oil to "give it body." Other concoctions consist of pork and lamb fat, thirty-weight axle grease, vaseline, and most other water-repellant greases, liquids and paste. Sounds almost' like a tossed salad or guessing time on animal, mineral or vegetable. -TOUGHEST OPENERS IN YEARS- Parker Tosses Crystal Ball By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer It's kickoff time for a new season of high school football. But the excitement of the first games is diminished some for the football forecaster. How can you accurately pick the winners of 150-175 contests when none of the teams have been in action yet? The past-performance form chart is out. I threw the crystal ball into the trash can last year. The only available computer is busy trying to untangle the Pirates-Mets-Cubs National League baseball race. The way the various sports seasons overlap anymore, the gridiron action will be half over before they finish baseball. So we're reduced to a method of counting returning, let- termen, considering past winning traditions and other intangibles. One thing for sure. This could be the toughest opening weekend in years for the Capital City teams. Even though we have them all winning (each of them came through against the same foe a year ago) the games are much more of a tossup this time and could easily be reversed. Hastings at Lincoln High (Seacrest Field, Friday) Hastings has a flock of lettermen back, but from a winless team that is now under a new coach. The Links could be one of the best in the state if they get off to a good start. Lincoln East at Grand Island The defending Trans-Nebraska Conference champs get a stiff opening test against an improved GI eleven. Spartan coach LeRoy Zentic was an even bigger underdog in the Shrine game and won, however. Lincoln Southeast at North Norm Iruners Captures By TOM HENDERSON Star Sports Writer Norm Bruner of Brainard, Neb., jumped into the lead from the outside position in the first row on the first lap and led all the way to win the 25-lap Nebraska State Fair super modified stock car cham Champ Tourney New York UP) - The 1971 Tournament of Champions will be held April 22-25 at the La Costa Country Club at La Costa, Calif., the Tournament Players Division of the Professional says Steiner, "but I will to buy or make simply browses a special along the his family the banks Lake are grabbing averaging between frogs like they're to have getting moved harder Platte Crump Bedding, the veteran North Platte mentor, is seldom optimistic. But he talks in glowing terms about thjs fall's Platter club. That could be bad news for the Knights. But Frank Solich thinks his building program at Southeast is ready to pay off. Could be a great game. Lincoln Pius X at Beatrice The Class B 'Bolts counted Beatrice among its Class A victims last fall and could do it again. Fremont at Lincoln Northeast (Seacrest Field, Saturday night) The Rockets will be trying to get off to a good start under new coach Bob Els, the third new head man for Northeast in as many seasons. Cozad at Aurora This game has determined the Class B state champion the past three years. The winner went on to the title. It .could be the same again. Aurora's all-state fullback Tom Kropp will be the difference. Sutton at Milford The defending Class C state champs say they're better than last year. If so, this should be the first step toward a repeat title. ELEVEN-MAN Geneva at Adams Central, Gordon at Ainsworth, Albion at Hartington CC, Homer at Allen, Alliance at Chadron, Alliance St. Agnes at Crawford, Alma at Orleans, Amherst at Hildrelh, Mullen at Anselmo-Merna, Litchfield at Ansley Arapahoe at Oxford. Arcadia at Callaway, Arlington at Lakevlew, Sutherland at Arnold, Ashland at Centennial, Auburn at Pawnee City, Bancroft at Rosalie, Spencer at Bassett, Battle Creek at Stanton, Bayard at Bridgeport, Beaver City at Elwood, Beemer at Howe! Is, Bellevue at Omaha Westslde. Benkelman at Wray, Colo., Elmwood at Bennington, Bertrand at Blue Hill, Blair at Millard, Laurel at Bloomfield, Council Bluffs TJ at Boys Town, Broken Bow at Grand Island CC, Chester at Bruning, Burwell at Sargent, Verdigre at Butte, Lexington SA at Cambridge, Elkhorn at Central. Seward at Central City, Central City Christian at Greeley, Centura at Gibbon, Hershey at Chapped, Silver Creek at Clarks, Humphrey St. Francis at-Clarkson, Friend at Clay Center, Coleridge at Randolph, Omaha Bryan at Columbus, Columbus Scotus at West Point C, O'Neill St. Mary at Creighton. Crete at Syracuse, Wynot at Crofton, Dalton at Potter, Dorchester at Davenport, David City at York, Wahoo Neumann at David City Aquinas,-Decatur at Walthillj Henderson at pionship Wednesday It marked the third time in as many race programs at this year's fair that a driver won the main event, leading from wire to wire. Sprint drivers Ron Perkins of Wood River, III., and Ralph Parkinson, Jr., of Blue Springs, Mo.,: did it Sunday and Set At La Costa Golfers Association announced Wednesday. The gross purse will be $165,000 compared to $150,000 this year's event which was won by Frank Beard. Kuhn Issues Tigers' McLain Third Suspension . . . PENALTY WILL LAST UNTIL AT LEAST END OF 70 SEASON New York Ml' - Pitcher Denny McLain was in more hot water Wednesday when Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him again, this time at least for the rest of the 1970 season. Kuhn said McLain's latest penalty his third suspension this year did not stem either from Involvement with gamblers, which kept him on the sidelines until July 1, or from his Aug. 28 dousing of two Detroit sportswriters with Ice water, for which the Tigers slapped him with a one-week suspension. All Kuhn would say was that "certain new allegations have been brought to my attention, including a 1 legations regarding McLain's conduct RATES Cardinals Down Leading Pirates Pinch-hitter Carl Taylor cracked a run-scoring double, triggering a three-run sixth inning burst, and the St. Louis Cardinals went on to stop Pittsburgh 6-4 Wednesday night, dropping the Pirates into a first-place tie with New York in the National League East. . The defeat, coupled with the Mets' doubleheader split with Philadelphia, left Pittsburgh and New York each with 75-67 records. The Chicago Cubs, who lost to Montreal, are one game back. Ray Sadecki fired a four-hitter and Duffy Dyer's bases-loaded single drove in the tie-breaking runs as the New York Mets whipped Philadelphia 3-1 to salvage a split of their twi-night doubleheader. The Phillies took the opener 3-2, ending a four-game Met winning streak. Bobby Wine's run-scoring single with two out in the ninth inning snapped a tie and gave the Montreal Expos a 3-2 victory over the pennant-contending Chicago Cubs. Willie Mays slammed two Deshler, Lodgepole at Dix, Dodge at Leigh, Elgin Pope John at Grove, Elkhorn Valley at Catholic, Wilcox at Elm Creek Newman Norfolk Winside at Emerson-Hubbard, Exeter at Shickley, Fairbury at Falls City, Falls City Sacred Heart at Southeast Consolidated, Red Cloud at Franklin, Omaha Paul VI at Fremont Bergan, Loup City at Fullerton, Genoa at St. Edward, Gering at Mitchell, Ord at Gothenburg, Grand Island NW at Ravenna. Grant at Ogallala, Waverly at Gretna, Mitchell Sunflower at Guriey, Harrisburg at Melbeta, Osmond at Hartington,-Harvard at Wood River, Hastings St. Cecilia at St. Paul, Hay Springs, at Morrill, Wllber at Hebron, Hemingford at Oshkosh, Holdrege at McCook. Humboldt at Southern, Holyoke, Colo, at Imperial, Rockport, Mo. at Johnson-Brock, Kearney at Ralston, Kearney Catholic at Sumner, Shelton at Kenesaw, Sidney at Kimball, Lawrence at Nelson, Minden at Lexington, Oakland at Logan View, Overton at Loomis. Louisville at Valley, Lyman at Sidney St. Pat's., Sprlngview at Lynch, North Bend at Lvons. Madison at Wayne, Medicine Valley at Wauneta, Meridian at Nehawka, Nebraska City at Papillion, Tecumseh at Nebraska City Lourdes, Pierce at Neligh, Sterling at Nemaha Valley. Ponca at Newcastle, Niobrara at-Wausa, Norfolk at Yankton, S.D., Norris at Tri-County, North Loup Scotia at Osceola, North Platte St. Pat's at-Valentine, Omaha Benson at Omaha Tech, Omaha Central at Omaha Burke, Omaha cathedral at Omaha Holy Name, Omaha Rummel at Creighton Prep. Omaha Gross at Plattsmouth, Omaha South at Omaha North, Omaha Ryan at Council Bluffs AL, Plainview at O'Neill, West Holt at Orchard, Wolbach at Palmer, Weeping water at Palmyra, Scribner al Pender, Platteview at Seward Concordia, Polk at Stromsburq, Pine Ridge, S.D. at Kusnviue, banay Creek at Superior, Wahoo at Schuyler, Cheyenne, Wyo. at Scottsbluff, Westwood, la. at South Sioux City, Tekamah at West Point, Wakefield at Wisner. EIGHT-MAN Adams at Table Rock, Arthur al Brule, Barneston at Elk Creek, Farnam at Bartley, Petersburg at Barllefl,-Beaver Valley at Holbrook, Benedict at Gresham, Wheatland at Big Springs, Bladen at Roseland, Hampton at-Biadshaw, Paxton at Brady, Bvron at Milligan. Giltner at Campbell, Cedar Bluffs at Fort Calhoun, Cedar Rapids at-Petersburg, Underwood, S.D. at Chadron Assumption, Chambers at Ewlng,-Clearwater at Humphrey, Wood, S O. at Cody, Trenton at Culbertson, Odell at Diller, Guide Rock at Doniphan, Malcolm at East Butler. Stuart at Elgin, Eustis at Wilsonville, Fairmont at Trumbull, Lewiston at Filley, Idalia, Colo, at Haigler, Oconto at Halsey-Dunning, Oelrichs at Harrison, Palisade at Hayes Center, Shelby at Hordville, Hyannis at Tryon, Monrae at Marquette. Maxwell at Maywood. McCool Junction at Rising City, Snyder at Mead, Naper at Colome, S.D.,-Waterloo at Prague, Republican City at Ruskin, Republican Valley at Stralton, Thedford at Stapleton, Spalding at Taylor, Venango at Wallace, Yutan at Omaha Brownell Talbot. Monday respectively Bruner's victory earned him the $400 first prize money, but Terry Richards and Dean Burling had to work harder in the race in their battle for second Both ran in close competition with Richards regaining the runner-up spot from Burling on the final lap to finish behind Bruner. Bruner was clocked in 15:07.68 over the 23 laps. Richards bad been running behind Bruner until the 23rd lap when Burling overtook him in the two-way runner-up battle. Don Styskal finished fourth with respect to the Detroit management and information that on occasions McLain has carried a gun." Ht1to cl BOWIE KUHN METS SPLIT DOUBLE home runs and collected five runs Dauea in, powering tne San Francisco Giants to a 9-5 victory over the Houston Ast ros. Mays cracked a two-run homer in the first following a walk to Bobby and added a three - run blast in the fourth after Hal Lanier walked and Tito Fuentes singled. Baltimore edged New York 1-0 while the Washington Senators triumphed over the Cleveland Lidians 5-4. The Minnesota Twins won the first game of a doubleheader over Oakland, 3-1, then took the rest of the evening off as rain postponed the second contest. Similar conditions prevailed as the Chicago White Sox broke an eight-game losing streak with an 114 romp over the sagging California Angels then were rained out of the second game. Rain also postponed the Milwaukee-Kansas City contest. Boston defeated Detroit, 4-1, in other American League action as the Atlanta Braves downed the San Diego Padres, 6-3, in the American League. Sports Menu Thursday HORSE RACING Madison, 3 p.m. Friday HORSE RACING Madison, 3 p.m. FOOTBALL Big Eight: Baylor vs. Missouri at St. Louis; Lincoln High Schools: Pius X at Beatrice; East at Grand Island; Hastings at Lincoln High, Seacrest Field, 7:30 p.m.; Lincoln Southeast at North Platte. Saturday HORSE RACING Madison, ?:30 p.m. FOOTBALL Big Eight: Wake Forest at Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m.; Utah State at Kansas State; Oklahoma State at Mississippi State; Washington State at Kansas; Oklahoma at Southern Methodist; Lincoln High Schools: Fremont at Lincoln Northeast, Seacrest Field, 7:30 p.m.; State Colleges: Dana at Nebraska Wesleyan, Magee Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; UNO at South Dakota; Tarkio vs. Peru at Nebraska City; Midland at Hastings; Eastern Montana at Kearney; Chadron at Southern South Dakota; Yankton at Doane; Fairbury JC at Butler County JC. Giants Recall Ex-Cornhusker Brookville, N.Y. UP) The New York Giants said Wednesday they have recalled waivers on Freeman White, ex-Husker split-end, a five-year veteran who was a regular tight end with the National Football League club last season. -GRABS FIRST-LAP LEAD FROM OUTSIDE Super-AAodified with Jerry Reeder taking fifth place. Heavy clouds and forecast storm warnings threatened the six-race program which was the last of three scheduled at this year's State Fair. All events were moved up one-half hour and run off one after another. "Either way we lose money," said National Speedways of Florida president Al Sweeney. "We might as well hurry and try to let the boys drive." In other races Wednesday, Neal Holling walked off with the After 3V4 hours of meetings with McLain, his lawyer and officials of the Detroit ball club and baseball, Kuhn announced the new suspension, which he said was "pending further proceedings, which by agreement of counsel will not take place before the end of the season." Actually, although h i s original suspension expired July 1, McLain has been on probation since and was required to provide the commissioner's office with such information on his financial affairs. Financial difficulties led him into the involvement with bookmakers that caused his first suspension. Kuhn and McLain's lawyer, William A i k e n s , read RfliTS 1 -. iiilliSli BOUNCING BALL GETS BY Chicago Cubs' third baseman Ron Santo and shortstop Don Kessinger (11) dive in a vain attempt to block a hit during the third inning of the game. NU Concern Grows Deeper Over Van Brownsonys Elbow By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor The Nebraska quarterback picture imroved slightly Wednesday as far as Jerry Tagge is concerned, but concern over Van Brownson began to go deeper than Saturday's opener with Wake Forest. Tagge's condition was somewhat improved as the Huskers began tapering off in their drills for the opening foe, but head coach Bob Devaney pointed out. "We didn't ask him to do much running on that sore leg." If Tagge, who has been battling all s p r i n g and fall with Brownson for the starting call, continues to show improvement, he likely will be ready by Saturday for at least some duty against the Deacons. But Brownson became more and more doubtful and concern grew in the Husker camp over just when he might start showing some improvement with his infected elbow. "We're not even sure what the problem is with -the elbow," Devaney said. "But it's not in very good condition and I'm concerned about it even beyond Saturday." The Husker coach figures one defensive tactic his team will face from Wake Forest is pressure on the NU quarterback, whomever it might be. "From films we've seen of them, they use a lot of .stunting," Devaney observed. T h e Deacons operate from a pro type four-man front on defense. "We've been trying to work STP Trophy awarded to the B Feature winner, while Bruner, Reeder, Richards and Chuck Bosselman were the heat race victors. The results: FIRST HEAT I. Chick Bosselman! 1. Dean Burling; 3. Roger Rager; 4. Don Droud; 5. Don Styskal. SECOND HEAT 1. Norm Bruner; J. Tom Niemyer; 3. Dick Meyers; 4. Roger Perrv; 5. Bob Slava. THIRD HEAT - I. Jerry Reeder; 2. Bill Kirk; 3. Frank Brennioerder; 4. Don Vaiulka; 5. Dennis Murdock. FOURTH HEAT - I. Terry Richards; ?. Jerry Harris; 3. Duane Hughes; 4. Darrel Pavey; 5. Mike Seachord. B FEATURE I. Neal Holling; 7. Stew Triggs; 3. Al Moorhead; 4. Jess e Zogg; 5. Dick Jenn. A FEATURE 1. Norm Bruner; 2. Terry Richards; 3. Dean Burling; 4. Don Styskal; 5. Jerry Reeder; 6. Roger Perry; 7. Frank Brennioerder. statements but refused to answer any questions. McLain slipped out of the building by a rear entrance while newsmen I- DENNY McLAIN raW T ' . 3 Sir f t ? vs : K' y c- J if. TAGGE'S CONDITION IMPROVING our offense against every stunt we can imagine they might use," Devaney pointed out. Preparing for an opening game foe presents a few problems in getting ready than is true of games later in the season since the only thing coaches have to go on are spring game films and films of the previous season. "They could have come up with a number of new things we haven't seen," the Husker boss offered. "If a team throws a new formation at you, it's easy to spot right away, but if the changes are more subtle, it sometimes takes a bit longer to pick them up." The Huskers are still undecided on who the starter will be at left guard with Keith Wortman and Bruce Weber sharing time there with the first unit Wednesday. "We may not decide until game time," Devaney said. "It really doesn't make much difference which of the players we FEATURE RACES At Belmont Taken Aback 4.00 After Me Dowitcher 2.60 3.40 240 2t0 5.40 At Atlantic City 7.40 Sadairs Diamond Magnabid Isalioridan 4.80 5.40 360 400 2.80 Golf Meeting The Nebraska Golf Course Superintendents Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pioneers Park in Lincoln. Stock Car Championship t . pjv NORM BRUNER Thursday, September 10, 1970 and photographers waited outside the law offices of the firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine where the meetings were held. The law firm docs not represent baseball but once did some work for the sport. Aikens' statement said he had been advised by Kuhn of the "specific matters" which had come to the com-missioner's attention regarding McLain. Aikens said he requested an adjournment of the hearings ''to permit me to conduct an investigation into the matters in question and to prepare for a hearing concerning these matters should one be required. "The commissioner has in- T 1 j u r ' r start there. They're all pretty equal." The Husker drill Wednesday was cut to slightly more than an hour and a half from the normal two-hour drills and they'll wind up drills for Wake Forest this afternoon. SI Tabs Huskers 5th Nebraska has been picked as the fifth best team in the nation by Sports Illustrated in the magazine's pre-season football ratings. Of the Huskers, the magazine says, ''The presence of split end Guy Ingles, flanker Johnny Rodgcrs and a slew of good running backs, prompt coach Bob Devaney to call this year's team 'one of my best.' With the most explosive offense in the Big Eight, the Cornhuskers will keep the fans in Lincoln happy this fall." Sports Illustrated's top ten in order are Ohio State, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan and Florida. Missouri is ranked 11th, Colorado 13th and Kansas State 18th. Deacons To Lock Gates When Wake Forest holds its Friday afternoon workout in Memorial Stadium, it'll be done behind locked gates. "This is the first time any of our players will have been on an artificial turf," explains coach Cal Stoll, "And we'll want to work on some things we normally wouldn't do on Friday afternoons.' El . . . speeds to State Fair championship. The Lincoln Star 27 dicated that the scheduling of further proceedings as may be required will be at such time as is requested by counsel for Mr. McLain. "I have agreed with counsel for the commissioner that it will not be possible to resume the hearing prior to the end of the regular baseball season." Aikens said he had instructed McLain not to comment on the matter and Detroit Tiger officials were requested by Kuhn to refrain from commenting on it. Present at Wednesday's hearings in addition to McLain, Kuhn and Aikens were Paul Porter, baseball's attorney; Charles Segar, s e c r e t a r y-treasurer of baseball; Henry Fitzgibbon, in charge of security for the sport; Bill Carpenter, a business representative of McLain's, and four Tiger officials general manager Jim Campbell, field manage Mayo Smith, farm director Walter "Hoot" Evers and Dr. Clarence Livingood, a team physician. A stenographer also was present to take a transcript of the hearings. McLain, a 26-year old righthander has fallen on hard times after winning 31 games in 1968 and 24 last season. He won the Cy Young Award in 1968 as the outstanding pitcher in the American League and shared it last year with Baltimore's Mike Cuellar.. Veterans At Every Position By STEVE GILLISPIE Star Sports Writer Coach Harold Chaffee of Nebraska Wesleyan feels that the Plainsmen will have one of their better football seasons this year and he has good reasons for his thinking. There are 21 returning let-termen from last year's 5-1 team and 13 are seniors, 10 of which are seeking their fourth straight letter. "There will be a veteran starting at every position," Chaffee said. The Plainsmen open their 1970 season Saturday night at Magee Stadium starting at 7:30 against Dana College in a Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game. The offensive and defensive lines are big and quick with no starter weighing under 200 pounds. The backficld, though somewhat small, is experienced. "We have been pointing lo this year and the guys have worked hard to get ready," Chaffee added. "We lack a real good running back, but we don't feel that will hurt us." Desire and enthusiasm runs high on the squad and was prevalent in Wednesday's twi-night practice in preparation for the season opener. The Plainsmen worked mainly on polishing up and on the kicking game along with some contact. "The guys are hungry for action and we have the material to win several ball games this year," Chaffee concluded after the workout. "We try to get as much in as we can in two hours and still keep their spirits up. "As far as team progress, we are just about where we expected to be at this time," explained Chaffee. The only dark side to the Plainsmen picture will be the absence of veteran defensive halfback Tom Parminter who broke his collar bone. Parminter is expected to miss five or six weeks of action. "There isn't a real star on the team, but there are 11 guys who want and can play good football." Chaffee offered. With a veteran-laden team and spirits running high, it would seem that the year of the Plainsmen has arrived. The only thing lacking is the opening kickoff. ri STAFF PHOTO BY RANDY HAMPTON

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