Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 27, 1970 · 28
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 28

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4C Dec. 27, 1970 Lincoln I May Biiiiin "T XT' 1 rj iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iimiii miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii vs Hy Miami, Fla, Half the fun is getting here? Not with a five-hour layover at Chicago's O'Hare Field on Christmas Day it isn't. But that's behind now and the , sunshine and humidity are in. The journey to Florida did afford the opportunity for a iini-i inat with former Lincolnite Hcrm Rohrig. Our paths crossed in Omaha where the ex-Cornhusker footballer, who is now the supervisor of officials for the Big Ten, was awaiting 4 flight to California. Herm's bowl-bound, too, ready to watch Ohio State test Stanford in the Rose Bowl. "You had a great year," said Rohrig of the Cornhusker eason. Herm conceded that he'd enjoyed a pretty good year fcimself. Only Two Complaints "Either we were lucky or somebody was doing things right," he said. "I had only two phone calls all season complaining about the officiating." That's a remarkable achievement. Big Eight supervisor of officials John Waldorf, the former Nebraska Wesleyan coach, can attest to the fact that a supervisor can catch a lot of heat when one of his officials errs. If memory serves correctly, John didn't have too many phone calls this year, cither. Last year was a different story. There were several debatable calls in Nebraska's 9-2 finish in 1969. Other clubs had some questions, too. But 1970 went much more smoothly. Meanwhile, back to Rohrig. Although deeply involved in 6ig Ten activities, Herm has managed to keep abreast of developments back home. "I understand you have a good freshman quarterback," he said. "With Brownson and Tagge back that's a nice sort of problem to have." Calls LSU Defense 'Great' Rohrig offered a brief scouting report on LSU. "I Saw them against Notre Dame," he related. "They pursue well and are very quick. They have a jreat defense," he claimed. . Everybody who's seen LSU play comes away with the same impression. Even non-partisans in the hotel lobbies here are calling it a battle between the LSU defense and the Nebraska offense. So the stage is being set for Friday night's Showdown. Encouragement crecped into the Cornhusker camp Friday when the Big Eight-dominated North all-star team thumped the South, 28-7. Kansas State quarterback Lynn Dickey and Kansas fullback John Riggins sparked the offense and Colorado back Jim Cooch was a leader of the defensive unit. Dickey's leading , receivers were teammate Mike Montgomery (7-114) Iowa State's Otto Stowe (4-51) and Kansas' Larry Brown (5-24). Hopefully, there'll be another Big Eight all-star show here New Year's night. Press Helped Give KU Lead Cont. From Page 1C , An emotionally-mixed sellout crowd of 10,500 saw Kansas move from a 62-50 lead with 13:56 remaining to the 73-50 cushion in just 3ui minutes on the strength of superb board work by Roger Brown and Stallworth. Missouri never recovered and failed to capitalize on the absence of KU ace Dave Robisch, who sat out more 10 minutes after collecting his fourth- foul with 17:46 remaining. "We had to go to the zone defense when we got in foul trouble," Kansas coach Ted Owens said. 'I thought our press was responsible for getting us the lead," Owens added. "I thought the most encouraging aspect of the game was the play of Aubrey Nash. He lost his confidence in the game here last year against Oklahoma and we're glad he regained it tonight." "We were beaten by a good basketball team, ' said Missouri coach Norm Stewart. "We have a lot of youngsters and I think they learned a ' lesson, a severe lesson. That is . the first time this year that the - press has bothered us. Stewart was disappointed in - Missouri's rebounding. "Did we get one?" Iowa State stifled Oklahoma's stout Clifford Ray on the boards to gain what . Cyclone coach Glenn Anderson called a "scared win. "In the last 10 minutes we played like we were afraid we might actually win one," Anderson said of his club's third win against six losses. Actually, Iowa State never did have much of a lead to work with. The Cyclones made their decisive move with 4:08 re-" maining, scoring seven straight ' points to move from a 66-65 deficit to a 72-67 lead with 1:25 left, but turned the ball over three times thereafter. CARNEGIE TOOK THE BEST OF THE BEST (in management training) BOILED OUT THE GARBAGE, KEPT ONLY THE MEAT. THE NEW CARNEGIE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR THE MAN WHOSE DECISIONS COUNT. 5712 Normal Blvd., Sunday Journal and Star Be Wrong. Don torsythe "This game is- the confidence that we needed, beating a good team and Oklahoma is a good team," Anderson said of the Sooners, who claimed a 74-72 win at Illinois among its five victories against one previous setback. Gene Mack, who netted a game-high of 21 points, paced the Cyclones who hit 42 per cent from the field (Oklahoma hit 40 per cent). "We hurt ourselves in the first half when we didn't shoot well, didn't take our time and didn't play good defense," Oklahoma coach John MacLeod said. "It just proved a point about the Big Eight Conference. Anybody is capable of winning. "We like to fast break and we didn't do it at all in the second half," MacLeod added. "I thought Scott Martin did a good job on Mack but it is pretty hard to stop the shots he takes. "We gave them points," Anderson said, "But we kept them to only eight points for the whole game on second or Miird shots and as a much smaller team we had to do it to win." Iowa St. 74, Oklahoma 71 IOWA STATE OKLAHOMA C F T 'G F T Macks 9 3-5 ?1 Ray 6 0-0 12 DeVldr 6 7-11 19Pettes 1 0-0 ? Rnebch 1 7-8 9 Jack 7 t-9 50 Enget 4 0-0 8 Hordn 5 0-3 10 Moser 3 9-12 15 Martin 3 4-5 10 Johnsn 1 0-1 2 Jones 5 5-7 15 Brown 0 0-0 0 Yule O 0-0 0 Crowell 0 0-0 0 Gorman 1 0-O ? Totals 14 24-37 74 Totals M 15-23 71 Iowa State 37 37-74 Oklahoma 38 3371 Fouled out Iowa State, DeVilder. Oklahoma, Ray, Hardin, Martin. Total fouls Iowa State 'it, Okalhoma 24. A 10,500. Kansas 96, Missouri 63 MISSOURI KANSAS F T 1- 2 5 Stalwrth 8-9 12 Nash 3-5 11 Robisch 810 12 Russell 3-5 17 Brown 2- 2 2 Kivisto 6 F T 28 3 7 F laker Jeffries Brown Allen Smith Foster Griffin Stock Maurer Salmon Colbert Johnson Totals Missouri 13 I 2-5 1-3 1-2 3 5 3-4 13 6 5-7 17 0 2-5 2 8 12 4-6 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 4 Williams 0 Canfield 0 Mask 4 Mathews O House 2 4-5 4 44 0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 Douglas 1 0-0 2 17 2942 63 Totals 37 22-35 96 38 3563 Kansas .44 52-96 Fouled out Missouri, Brown. Kansas, Brown, Canfield. Total fouls Missouri, 27, Kansas 31. A-10,500. Dale Carnegie Founder Lincoln, Nebr. 4RI-3631 Lovellette Going Out Of Office Terre Haute, Ind. tiP) A 6-9, 250-pound sheriff , would probably have inspired fear in the worst of the Old West badmen. But Vigo County Sheriff Clyde Lovellette, generally sets a different reaction from his prisoners. The 40-year-old sheriff is a well-known former professional basketball player and a lesser-known television and radio personality. Lovellette, a two-time ail-American at the University of Kansas, 1951-52 played in t h e National Basketball Association, for more than a decade. He was a standout center and forward who played in Minneapolis, St. Louis and Boston and on three NBA championship teams. He was well known for his pleasant disposition and sharp elbows, a not-too-unlikely combination in pro basketball. LovelkHe, a Republican was , the victim of a Democratic sweep in this western Indiana county in the November elections, losing by 844 votes to a county surveyor. So on Dec. 31 he'll leave office after one four-year term. "A lot of the prisoners recognize me. They know who I am around here. The one medium they have to watch in prison is television and they watch a lot of sports," said Lovellette. "Being sheriff has been a fine experience, but when I leave office I'm going to go back to a local television and radio station. Before I became sheriff, I sold TV time and did the color on Indiana State University football and basketball games. That's what I am going to go back to," he added. Lovellette is no new comer to the media. He said he was a Sunday morning disc jockey on a St. Louis radio station while he was playing with the old St. Louis Hawks. He said he hasn't seen too much pro basketball since the Hawks moved to Atlanta several years ago, although he does get to see some Indiana Pacers games. "The NBA today is a lot meeker than when I was playing," said Lovellette. "The game is a lot faster and there is a little more finesse today. They are a lot better shooters. "We drove more and the battling on the boards was rougher. We played a lot to the middle man." "When Wilt Chamberlain came into the league (NBA) I held my own against him. I played with George Mikan an all-time pro great and the first of the "big men" and George in his prime could have held his own with these kids today." As for the newer American Basketball Association, Lovellette called it "a lot like the old American Basketball League. That folded four or five years ago, but the ABA is a lot stronger and they play pretty good basketball." Lovellette began refereeing high school and college basketball two years ago. "I decided it would be a good way to stay in shape and I knew the game. Also, I've given a lot of officials a lot of hell. I thought it was a lot easier than they made it . . . until I got into it. "It's a tough job to officiate a game the way its played today. The game is faster and everybody is on you all the time . . the fans, the coaches, the players,'' Lovellette said. "I've never been offered a coaching job and I don't know how I'd like it. But I would like to officiate in the pros. I don't know if I'm too old or not, but iuuc iniCTesrea. Caterpillar Salesman Wanted We are taking applications for a job opening as a sales representative selling construction equipment in South Central Nebraska. Age and educational background are open but successful experience in selling to the construction industry is preferred. We offer an opportunity to sell the world's finest construction equipment. Compensation by salarycommission combination. Outstanding fringe benefits, company car and travel expenses. If you are interested, send resume and recent photo to: R. W. Lassen General Sales Manager Lincoln Equipment Co. P.O. Box 81528 930 West 0 Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68501 We will arrange a personal interview and inquires may be submitted in complete confidence. CATERPILLAR DEALER FOR OVER 42 YEARS Entniiiiitiiiiiin M &y4n J) J"- f S$Jgj?. 'A I it,-.-. ' litil ' r ? - K t AS Louisiana State football coach Charles McClendon backs off a bit as his team's tiger mascot, Mike III, shows his baby teeth. McClendon is preparing his team for a New Year's Night Orange Bowl tussle with Nebraska's Cornhuskers. Wanted to Back Frazier-Ali Fight Werblin's Group Withdraws Bid By RED SMITH A group headed by Sonny Werblin, former president of the New York Jets, has withdrawn as bidder for the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali fight after offering an unprecedented guarantee of $5 million divided evenly between the boxers, according to a reliable source. Werblin planned to put a plastic bubble on Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadow and promote the match there with a live attendance of about 20,000. Closed-circuit television would be expected to produce most of the receipts. Reached by telephone at his winter home in Miami Beach, Werblin said; "I .have no comment to make about being a bidder or withdrawing or anything else." then he added: "I am not a bidder. I had a conversation with them and that's as far as it went. I have heard so many things ..." He left the sentence unfinished. Associated with Werblin in the venture, according to the source, were his friend Bobby Sarnoff of National Broadcasting Company and Johnny Carson, the talk-show host. There are two versions of W e r b 1 i n 's reason for withdrawing. One is Ali (Cassius Clay) was holding out for three million instead of two and a half, and wore out Sonny's patience. When they didn't reach agreement by Werblin's Dec. 18 deadline, he pulled out and went to Florida. The other version is financial advisers at NBC did not consider the promotion a sound investment. If this is so, they were not alone in their judgment, for several big corporations have expressed interest in promoting the fight and then withdrawn. One of the first was General Electric, which is interested in the recreational-entertainment field. Another bidder was Andy Williams, the singer. At one point he seemed so near agreement wihh the principals that Frazier started for New York to sign papers. He had traveled only four blocks from the Philadelphia office of all ike 9s Baby Cloverlay, Inc., the corporation that owns all those pieces of him, when New York called on the telephone of his v gold cadillac. "Don't come," he was told. "This guy is chickening out," Still aggressively competing for the bout are Madison Square Garden and the Astrodome in Houston. They are understood to be offering approximately the same terms a guarantee of $1.25 million to each fighter against 35 percent (each) of '. all revenue. Ali prefers Houston to New York; Frazier doesn't care. The Werblin group offer was a flat guarantee, with no option of percentages from TV, radio. films, or live gate. No athlete in any field has ever collected $2.5 million for one performance, and the big Race Drivers Amazed At Traffic in Saigon Saigon UP) The four touring American race car drivers thought they had seen everything in "competition' traffic" until they saw the streets of Saigon. "I don't believe it," said Johnny Rutherford. "It's absolutely unreal. They must kill off at least a couple of thousand people a day. I've never seen such a wild thing in my life." Rutherford, Roger McCluskey, Larry Dickson and Gary Gabelich were in Saigon to visit hospitals and Army installations. They dubbed the intersection in front of the Meyerkord Hotel, where they were staying, "Rodeo Corner." The four-lane street carries six lanes of traffic, and the GOOD LOCK GOIUJHUSKERS WHEN IN MAHI COME IN AND VISIT US LARRY ELLMAN, PROP. THE CM.EMM THE ADULT WESTERN RESTAURANT BHOAD CAUSEWAT (124th ST.) OIT BISCATNE BLVD. F9K PROMPT SEATING CALl 891 1600 IHORDES THAT WE ! A MOST PLEASING LIIAL1I SURPRISE SIMPLY PRESENT THIS NOTICE AT DINNER 6 WONDROUS EINDS OF STEAK DRINKS OF EXTRAORDINARY SIZE PARLOURS OF MADAME MOUSTACHE PRIVATE RAILROAD DIIIHO CAR PALATIAL GRAND DIKING BALL WESTERN SHOWDOWN SALOON B0DIE CLUB k CASINO Teeth Sharp purses which have been paid were all a percentage of receipts, never a guarantee. Biggest ever collected from a live gate was Gene Tunney's $990,445 for defending the heavyweight ' champi o n s h i p , against Jack Dempsey in . Soldiers FieldChicago, in 1927 . (Gene gave Tex Rickard, the promoter, $9,555 so Tex could write him a check for an even million). According to Nat Fleischers Ring Encyclopedia, Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston each received a total of $1,434,000, mostly from closed-circuit, for their second match in Las Vegas in 1963. Under the record of their first match, in - Chicago in -1962, a footnote reads: "The U.S. government attached the gate receipts and those from theater TV, which grossed approximately $ 4 yellow line down the center is blandly ignored as youngsters on overloaded motorcycles play continuous games of "chicken" with others driving anything from bicycles and cycle-cabs to lVfe-ton trucks- "You can look at it and still not believe it,' said McCluskey. "This makes the demolition derby at Islip, N.Y., look like a girl scout parade. "There must be at least a million motorcycles in this city and they're all trying to go a different way on the same street. You look out and see a two-way street that may have three lanes of traffic going one way then a lane going the other way and way over against the curb there'll be some cats reversing the traffic again. 1 MAT LAY BEFORE TOD H Oil PLIEIENTAEY J $ I AP WIREPH0T0 million of which Patterson's share was $2 million." It is not clear that Floyd actually received such pay. The fight mob is agreed that with theater TV Frazier and Ali will break all records. This is because of the strong feelings raised by Ali-CI ay's remarkable personality, by his position vis-a-vis Vietnam and selective service, and by the opponents conflicting claims to the heavyweight championship of the world. Sweet are the uses of controversy. It is said Werblin looked on the promotion as his valedictory, wanted to be known as the man who bad put on the biggest money fight of all time. Anybody who knows him can believe it. When he resigned as president of Music Corporation of America, Variety said this about the man who had got his start booking dance bands: "If he was not broadcastings greatest showman, he certainly qualified as its greatest promoter and salesman. No one had better contacts, knew more secrets, swapped more information, flew more airline miles, ate more meals at 21, made more deals or sold so many hundreds of millionds of dollars worth of programming." (c) 1970 Publishers-Hall Syndicate SHOE SALE Come in... take advantage of substantial savings on fine FREEMAN SHOES. An outstanding selection of fashion footwear. MOST STYLES TO Regularly SELECT GROUP OF Banister SHOES Formerly to $48 now 3490 to $3690 Men's Shoes, Second Floor Lb o era SnmnicDtm1 Lights rractice ' For NU Cont. From Page 1C said he planned no contact during LSU's drills and he also said he was not worried about playing under the lights or playing on the PolyTurf surface in the Orange Bowl. "We're not scheduling any night workouts because we play at night all year," he said. "And we are undefeated on PolyTurf, having played on it once in Birmingham and having won there." He said he figured getting their timing down was the most important thing for his Tigers, who hadn't worked out since Dec. 18 when they opened their Miami workouts. "If we're not in shape to play now, we can't get there in five days," he offered. "All of our players worked out during the vacation and I think we're in good shape." In contrast to McClendon's no-contact policy and disregard for the necessity of a night workout and workouts on the Orange Bowl's PolyTurf surface, Nebraska coach Bob Devaney scheduled all three. Devaney, in a move away from his basic football philosophy of no scrimmages once the season is underway, sent his Huskers through a brief contact session for the second straight day Saturday. Devaney also has scheduled a night workout under the Orange Bowl lights for Wednesday and has made plans to move his team to the Orange Bowl's PolyTurf for workouts Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Husker boss said he was more pleased with Saturday's workout than he had been with the first two drills Thursday "and Friday. "I think they're starting (o regain their physical conditioning after the vacation break we gave them," he said. An indication of the Huskers' seriousness about getting ready for the date with LSU was all-America offensive tackle Bo,b Newton's arranging a weightlifting session for some members of the Husker squad after Saturday's practice session. "Some of us have been working out with weights fll year and I asked the coaches on our flight down here to find us a place where we could continue that p r o g r a m , I ' Newton explained. ; "The coaches found a weightlifting facility at a local YMCA and Newton led his weightlifting group over there late Saturday afternoon before the squad headed for a night at the dog races Saturday. - Devaney also indicated he was giving some thought toa different arrangement with hjs quarterbacks for the Orange Bowl contest. 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