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Air Taxi License First. Team Offense i- Of Year By United Press International 1 Offensive tackle Bob Newton and linebacker Jerry Murtaugh from Nebraska's unbeaten, Orange Bowl-bound team, are the only unanimous choices on the 1970 United Press International all-Big Eight football Each pulled 20 votes in a poll of con-, ference area sports writers and sportscasters. Newton and Murtaugh were joined by, five teammates on the first team and six more Cornhuskers were awarded second team berths as Nebraska thoroughly dominated the voting. i Joining Newton on the offensive team were guard Donnie McGhee and halfback Joe Orduna. Named lo the first defensive team were Murtaugh, tackle Dave Walline, middle guard Ed Periard and safety Bill Kosch.

Had the voters been able to choose between Cornhiisker quarterbacks a Brownson and Jerry Tagge there likely would have been an eighth all-conference choice from Nebraska. Lynn Dickey, earned the quarterback spot while Brownson and Tagge polled an almost equal number of votes good enough to put each on the second team Other second team choices were halfback Johnny Rodders, split end Guy Ingles, tackle Wally Winter and defensive end Willie Harper; Colorado center Don Popplewell just missed being a unanimous choice, getting 19 of 20 votes for the first team position. Next in line in the balloting was Kansas' John Riggins, the Big Eight's leading ground gainer. Missouri, which had a disappointing season, placed Larron Jackson on the first team and seven others on the second team. First Team Defense Ends Herb Orvis, Colorado; Mike Kuhn, Kansas State.

Tackles Dave Walline, Nebraska; Ron Yankowski, Kansas State. Middle Guard Ed Periard, Nebraska. Linebackers Jerry Murtaugh, Nebraska; Oscar Gibson, Kansas State; Steve Aycock, Oklahoma. Backs Clarence Scott, Kansas State; Tony Washington, Iowa State; Bill Kosch, Nebraska. Second Team Defense Ends Mike Bennett, Missouri; Willie Harper, Nebraska.

Tackles Kevin Grady, Oklahoma; Rocky Wallace, Missouri. Linebackers Adam Vital, Missouri; Phil Irwin, Colorado; Nip Weisenfels, Missouri. Backs Pat Murphy, Colorado; Mike Kolich, Kansas State; Lee Stover, Oklahoma State; Monty Johnson, Oklahoma. Ends Otto JStowe, Iowa Stale; Hermann Eben, Oklahoma State. (.

Tackles Bob Newton, Nebraska; Larrort Jackson, Guards Donnie McGhee, Nebraska; Dennis Havig. Colorado. 1 i i Center Don Popplewell, Colorado. Backs Lynn Dickey, Kansas State; John Riggins, Kansas; Joe Orduna, Nebraska; Joe Wylie, Oklahoma; ''-r, i Second Team Offense Ends Dick Graham, Oklahoma State; Guy Ingles, Nebraska! Tackles Steve Lawson, Kansas; Wally Winter, Nebraska. i Guards Mickey Kephart, Missouri; Bobby.

Childs, Kansas. Center Bob Wilson, Missouri. Backs Van Brownson, Jerry Tagge, ny Rodgers. Nebraska; Joe Moore, Missouri. New York The first month of Thurman.

Munson's rookie year with the New York Yankees was 3' bad April Fools joke that easily could have unsettled a crusty veteran. But Munson is a young man who doesn't discourage easily his self-confidence despite a nightmarish base-hit famine at the outset of the 1970 v' season eventually paid off handsomely for the Yankees. Wednesday, the 23-year-old catcher, who rebounded from a l-for-30 getaway at the plate to bat a club-high .302, was named the American League Rookie of the Year. "I never gave up hope," Munson said from his Canton, Ohio, home after becoming the first AL catcher to capture the rookie prize. "I just kept thinking about snapping out of that slump; helping the ball club and having a respectable year." After the nine-game false start, which included an 0-for-24 string, Munson hit at a .322 clip the rest of the way as the Yanks, fifth in the six-team East Division the previous year, climbed to a second-place finish.

Munson, given the No. 1 catching job by manager Ralph Houk last spring although he had played less than 100 minor league games, drove in 53 runs and hit six homers in 132 games for the Yankees, He also led major league catchers with 80 assists, throwing out 40 of 60 would-be base stealers. "The most remarkable thing is that he did so much with so. little professional- experience behind him," said Le Mac-Phail, the Yanks' general manager. "Even when I got off so bad XT 2fek I Bill Kosch Jerry Murtaugh Dave Walline Orduna Ed Periard Season Approach Donnie McGhee 'Stars in Basketball Mentor Has I LINCOLN, WEDNESDAY, NOV.

25, PAGE 11 Newton East By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer It's a good thing for East High basketball coach Paul Forch that a new season )4 about to begin. He spent the past spring, summer and fall replaying the final game of last year's campaign. Now he can start worrying about the present and future. "I've tried to figure out a different ending to that one a hundred times," Forch admits, when referring to East's district championship clash with Northeast last March. After winning both the city and Trans-Nebraska Conference titles, the Spartans dropped a 73-71 overtime verdict to Northeast in that one.

The Rockets then went on to capture state cham-, pionship. i Though Forch has but one letterman back, he's all-city and all-state performer Kent Reckewey. ,4 "If you think he scored a of points last year; just ''wait until this season," Forch the East men- tor adds that ''we hope to have good scoring balance and team play. We'll need that for success. But you know we'll be looking to Reckewey if it's a Bob gressive around the boards and though Samuelson has some bad sophomore habits to overcome, he's going to be a good one." Forch adds that Steve Joekel "would be in there some place too, but he's out of action on doctors orders for a couple of weeks because of a football in- jury." Sophomore Reg Gast also drew praise "a comer who is showing promise." Unlike last year, when all but Reckewey were seniors, eight of the 13 presently listed on the East varsity are underclassmen.

Roster PHyer Wt. Yr. Jack Ball 5.10 ui Tom Bothwell 4.0 88 10 Bryce Crlsor 141 Scotf Coppl 4.2 184 6t 192 10 Steve Joekel ...4.1 150 12 Joe Kovar $. 137 gob Ogden .0 147 12 Kent Reckewey' 4-1 155 12 Rick Samuelson 4-J 178 10 Chris Slefkes 144 11 Gene Smith 171 11 Denotes Schedule December; 7 at -'f'nwln Omaha Central; 17 January: 8 at Kearney; 9 at 7tch! Beatrice; 53 North Platte; 30 at Northeast. February: 5 J- Columbus; II at Premont; 13 Southeast; 19 at Lincoln High; 20 Northeast; 24 -at Hastings; 27 Grand Island.

Lifted Oklahoma City (UPI) A hearing examiner ruled Wednesdav the Fprfprai Auio. tf aai 111 tion Administration acted correctly in lifting the air taxi license of the company that provided the crew for a Wichita State University charter plane that crashed Oct. 2. Attorneys for Golden Eagle Aviation said they would appeal the decision by H. G.

Moorliead, hearing examiner for the National Traasportation Safety Board. The crash in the Colorado Rookies killed 31 persons. R. H. Tyler, attorney for the FAA, Tuesday catalogued a long list of alleged violations found on a second Wichita State chartered plane that landed safely in Logan, Utah, the night its sister plane crashed.

"My God, what kind of contraption is this? Is this an airplane?" Tyler said in summation. He said the airplane's batteries were taped in place, and were attached to a two-by-four and not to the metal superstructure of the plane. The hearing was held at the request of Golden Eagle, which had asked that its license he reissued. Golden Eagle attorney John Mee introduced news stories written soon after the crash, which he said showed FAA ad-ministrator John Shaffer spoke too hastily in his criticism of the air taxi service. Mee said key documents in the case could not have been in Shaffer's hands at the time of his criticisms.

Tyler, of Fort Worth, said Shaffer's statements were made on the advice of Norman an FFA regional counsel. Weaver To Join KU Staff Lawrence, Kan. (aD Doug Weaver, a football player or coach 23 of the last 27 years, is abandoning a law career and returning to football as a full-time member of coach Pepper Rodgers' staff at the University of Kansas. Rodgers said Weaver, former head coach at Kansas State University, will join the Jayhawk staff Dec. 1.

The 40-year-old Weaver worked with Rodgers during the 1967, '68 and '69 seasons as a part-time assistant while earning a law degree at Kansas. "I can't tell you how happy I am to have a man like Doug Weaver on my staff," Rodgers said. "He's got so much experience and he can do so many things and can help us in so many ways. I know he will make a tremendous contribution to our program." For the past 10 months Weaver has been associated with a Lawrence law firm which he joined after completing work on his degree last January. The one-time Michigan State linebacker said he did not realize how much he would miss football until the past fall when he was out of the game for the first time since 1943, except for three years Air Force duty in the mid-1950s.

"At this point in my life, I feel my calling is coaching," he said. After Air Force duty, he returned to Michigan State as a member of Duffy Daughtery's staff in 1956 and two years later joined Dan De vine at Missouri. He became head coach at Kansas State in 1960, and was there seven years. Weeping Water Gets Pool Aid Approval for a federal grant-in-aid has been given the state to assist Weeping Water in building a swimming and 'wading and otner improvements in the City Park, according to Willard R. Barbee, director of the Game and Parks Commission.

Besides the pools and bathhouse, the project includes construction of a combination tennis and basketball court and a footbridge. Cost of the project is estimated at $99,600, with 50 -per cent covered by federal money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, administered in Nebraska by the Game and Parks Commission. Another 25 per cent will be paid by the state, and the remaining 25 per cent will be covered by the City of Weeping Water. Feature Races At Aqueduct Mariner's Joiaa Hasty Hitter Powder Mountain 40 3 1 60 3.00 2.80 in East High coach Paul Forch awaits start of season. Kansas Blessed With Experience AnMyst Carr's Top 20 Nebraska! 114.3a 1.

Texas 114.0; 3. Nebraska Joe Happy to See New Speed should be East's strongest point, Forch feels. "We should be able to run and that quickness should help us play better defense. Our shooting has been fine in prac-. tice, but you never know what will happen when they get out there in front of four or five thousand fans." The problem areas, particularly learning to adjust under game conditions, can only be solved by playing a few games, Forch says.

If he were to be playing the opening game tomorrow, Forch thinks Reckewey would be joined in the starting lineup by Scott the Spartan's junior football quarterback, 6-3 sophomore Rick Samuelson, senior Rob Ogden and either Gene Smith or Jack Ball. "Copple is strong and ag i Mil All event free unlet by all tiaMfl a.m. ualtM bold, faced for p.m. Wednesday State Hockey Fort Worth at Omaha, Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum, Thursday State College Basketball Nebraska Junior' College Tournament at' York. Newton Honored New Bob Newton of Nebraska was named to the 24-man Kodak All-America football team Tuesday, joining stalwarts, as I Jim Plunkett of Stanford on the offensive team.

They were selected by the American FootbaJl Coaches' Joining Plunkett in the backfield were halfback Don McCauley. of North Carolina, fullback Steve Worster of Texas and flanker Chuck Dicus of Arkansas. The other two ends selected were Tom Gatewood of Notre Dame and Ernie Jennings of Air Force. Also named offensively were center Chip Kell of Tennessee, guards Larry Dinardo of Notre Dame and tackles Dan Dierdorft of Michigan and Bobby Wuensch of Texas. 1 Defensive players selected were: Ends Bill Atessis of Texas and Charlie Weaver of Southern California, tackles Rock Perdonf and Jim Still wagon of Ohio State, linebackers Mike Anderson of LSU, Murry Bowden of Dartmouth, Jack Ham of Penn State and Marty Huff of Michigan and backs Tom Casanova of LSU, Dick Harris of South Carolina, Jack Tatum of Ohio Siate and Larry Will-inghamof Auburn.

i Bill McCIard'of -Arkansas was selected as the kicker. Wednesday Hockey Omaha Knights v. Fort Worth Wings. 8 p.m. (6).

couple of crucial points we need." A tough opening, week has Forch worried. "We play three games, Southeast on Monday (the 7th), Lincoln High Friday and Omaha Central Saturday," he says. "That's a real bite. The first two will not only count toward the city title but also are Trans-Nebraska Conference games." The Spartan coach feels the development of his younger, less experienced players will be the key to the team's early season showing. "We have the proven good guy around with which to build and that's in our favor," he observes.

we'll have to hope that the less experienced kids improve as the season goes along. But to be honest, we hope to be good from the outset." surrounded by so much talent this year that he won't score as much. "I anticipate better balance in our scoring," says Owens. "It remains to be, seen if Robisch increases or but it's reasonable to assume the others will increase." Russell (13.4) and Stallworth (12.7) were the only others in double figures last year as the Jayhawks didn't get their anticipated punch Aubrey Nash and Bob Kivisto in the backcourt. The 6-10 Brown began to find himself late last season and his continued improvement could free Stallworth for some duty in the backcourt.

That's been one of the experiments in the KU camp this fall. Best of the newcomers no- who will lend support behind Brown in the pivot area. Rosier Ht. Wt. 225 235 220 175 180 200 175 195 235 200 190 165 Year Soph.

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6-10 6-9 6-8 Eyes' Claims week despite losing to Ohio State. LSU, a possible Orange Bowl opponent for Nebraska, climb-1 ed from No. 11 to No. 8 on the strength of its narrow loss to Notre Dame. This week's forecast: Thursday's Games Favorite Margin Opponent Florida State 3 Houston Mississippi 17..

Mississippi St. 35 Texas MM 7 Tempi. Saturday's Games AfW 3 Navy Auburn 7 Alabama Baylor 1 Ric. Boston College ...35 Holy Cross Forid? 14 Miami 3.... Georgia Tech Louisville 28 Wichita St.

Ji8u 10 Tulane Memphis State ...10 Cincinnati New Mexico St. 1 Utah State No re Dame Southern Cal. Oklahoma Oklahoma St. San Diego St 14 Iowa state So. Mississippi ....10 Trinity Tampa .21 Florida Tennessee .........17 Vanderbilt 3 SMU West Virginia 14 Maryland Thursday's Pro Games M'oi 7 Oakland Green Bay 1 paltoi Sunday's Pro Games Baltimore 14...........

Chicago Bute .....7... Boston Cincinnati 10 New Orleans Cleveland 3 Pittsburgh Houston 1 Denver Kansas City 7 San Diego Los Angeles Francisco Minnesota 7 NY Jets St. Louis 21 Philadelphia Washington 7 NY Giants Monday's Pro Game Atlanta 3 Miami Virginia Tech Coach Resigns Blacksburg, Va. UP) Jerry Claiborne, head football coach at Virginia Tech since 1961, resigned Wednesday effective at the end of the year. Claiborne's resignation was not unexpected.

Word leaked out in October that the veteran coach had been told by the college administration he would not be retained. At that time Tech had lost its first five games. 'jaxs. Thursday Pro Football Oakland v. Detroit, 11 a.m.

(3). Pro Football Green Bay v. Dallas, 2:30 p.m. (6-10). College Football Houston v.

Florida Stale, 6:30 p.m. (7). Nation ly at the plate, Ralph assured me I'd be the regular catcher all year," Munson recalled. "He did a lot for my confidence and I just kept on plugging." Munson, sixth Yankee to win the AL rookie prize since it was originated in 1949, Teceived all but one of the 24 votes cast by a committee of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cleveland outfielder Roy Foster, who belted 23 homers, drove in SO runs and batted 268, got the other The award puts Munson hi line for a substantial hike next season, but he Is more interested in helping the young Yankees end Baltimore's two-, year AL reign.

"As long as we do as good as we think we will next year, the raises will come," he said. "Everyone knows what a young ball club we have, but they really don't realize how good we can be." "i Madseii Leading At Fairbury Fairbury John Madsen of Lincoln took over first place in all-events on the second week-: end of the Pla-Mor Lanes' 22nd annual open bowling tourna-ment. 1 He had 657-563-600-1820. Edd Bice of Lincoln slipped to second at 1773. Others in the top five are Rodger Florom of Lincoln, 1728; Gary Berke of Beatrice, 1686, and Bob Jennings of Sa-betha, 1645.

Leaders in the other divisions' held to first place: Traum- Vance-Gerdes of teams, 3063; Bill and Edd Bice of Lincoln, doubles, 1215; Keith Robinson of Superior, singles, 664. Teams Traum-Vance-Gerdes 28I-3M3; Pour Plus One. Lincoln, 360-3024; Bud- welser, Fairbury, 286-2097; Texaco, Lewiston, 429-2961; Superior, Bowl 342-2951 Denny's Champlin, Lincoln, 354-2944. Doublet Bill and Edd, Blca 114-1215; Dan Van Warmer-Bernle Kramer, Aurora, 0-l 197; Ron Rademacher Herb Mayes, Beatrice, 120-1181; Clyde Schmidt-Ken Melsner, Sabetha, 138-1181; Leonard Deterding-Lirry broker, Lincoln, 1178; Bob Smlth-De-Wayne Morrow, Lewiston, 192-J173. Singles Keith Robinson, 99-444; Edd Bice, 51-646; Walt Mai, Sabetha, Kan, 54428; John Madsen, 27-427; Chuck Herd.

Omaha. 40-626: Larrv Menebraker. 71-626; Leonard Deterding, 84-616; Gary Berke 21-415. Time Out! "Notice how they seem to be everywhere the day after our season 3 i i By DON FORSYTHE One of a Series Ted Owens' cup runneth over experience, but the Kansas basketball coach says i there's one ingredient missing for the Jayhawks to be a truly formidable team "There's no way we can be a great team because we don't have blazing speed," he says. But Ted admits the Jay-hawks should be pretty good after having lost just one letterman from a 17-9 team.

"We should be' a team-which plays well on the road," be says. "And there's no reason we shouldn't be in the Big Eight race." Some of the reasons the Jayhawks will be in it are Dave Robisch, Pierre Russell, Bud 1 Stallworth and Roger Brown. Robisch, the Big Eight scor ing champ last year with a 26.5 per game average, may be Kansas Plaver. Hometown x-Roger Brown, Chicago, 111. Randy Canfield, Wichita, Kan.

x-Greg Douglas, Keokuk, Iowa Carr Still No. 1 in edge over the unbeaten, untied Longhorns. Carr has boosted Ohio State to No. 3 ahead of Notre Dame in the "big four" with Michigan retaining its No. 5 ranking this Peru Whacks Tarkio, 76-66 Tarkio, Mo.

"iffl' Peru State's veteran basketball team opened its season with a 76-66 victory over Tarkio Tuesday 'night. Larry Montague scored 31 points to lead the Bobcats to revenge for a pair of losses to Tarkio lastf season. Peru led throughout and was in front 37-26 at the half. Tim Pratt was high for Tarkio with 18. Peru Tarkio Peru: Montague 31, L.

Parks 12, Wilkins 8, Brown 26 39- 76 40- 66 Green 14, 4, Miller 3, jonnson i-roeniich 2. Tarkio: Pratt 18, Magiera II, Everts 12, Parker 9, Martin 7, Morley 3, Clayton 2, Fait 2, Heidelberg 2. Wayne Stale Wins Opener Wayne Wayne State opened its basketball season under new coach Ron Jones with a 72-61 victory over -Southern State of Springfield, S.D., Tuesday night. The home team, ahead 40-28 at the half, padded the margin to 26 ponts before a late ouuuie aiaie rany. Southern State 28 33-41 Wayne 40 32-72 Southern: Josephson 15, Van Gerpen 14, Baker 11, Stanforth 8, Oster 5, Gub-brud 4, Weier 2, Scholten 2.

Wayne: Sietkes 24, Woodin 10, Jones 9, Rohltson 8, Hoffman 6, Brummer 5, Trofholz 6, Harvey 2, Quinn 2. Pro Scores NBA New York 128, Atlanta 119 Detroit 111, San Diego 104 San Francisco 104, Philadelphia 96 Baltimore 156, Portland 104 Milwaukee 117, Chicago 108 Buffalo 112, Phoenix 106 Only games scheduled. ABA Pittsburgh 123, Texas 120 Utah 115, Denver 102 Only games scheduled. IS Dar" 112.3; 5. Michigan 108.4; 6.

Arkansas los.o 7. TannesiM 107.9 8. LSU 107.3; 9. Mississippi 106.3; 10. Air Force 106.0.

11. Auburn 105.7; 12. Stanford 105.3; 13. Arizona -State 104.3; 14. Toledo 100 15.

Georgia Tech 97.8; 16. Alabama 97.1 1 17. Oklahoma 97.0; 18. Colorado 96.9; 19. San Diego State 96.8; 20.

Florida 96.5. i Nebraska, which has completed its regular season with a 10-0-1 record continues to rank No. 1 the Carr Sports Ratings of collegiate football teams. The Cornhuskers lost some of their margin over No. 2 Texas after edging Oklahoma, 28-21, but still maintained a slight VMI Fires Head Coach Lexington, Va.

iffl Vito Ragazzo, head football coach of Virginia Military Institute, and Lt. Gen. George R. E. Shell, VMI superintendent, confirmed Wednesday that Ragazzo has been fired.

Ragazzo, making no effort to hide his bitterness, said he was informed of his dismissal by a member of the athletic council Tuesday night. Pershing Loses To Rockliurst Kansas City Rockhurst of Kansas City got its second basketball victory against no defeats Tuesday night by whipping Pershing of Nebraska, i It was the opener for Coach Bob Gates' young Pershing squad. The tall Rockhurst veterans dominated in every department as they worked to, a 44-25 halftime lead and made it a runaway after the intermission. Phil Whatley was high for Pershing with 17 points. Rockhurst 44 54 9g Pershing 2J 3459 Rockhurst-Kopp, 21; VanLeeuven 20; Shaefer 16; Hill Haake Thoenen-7; English 3a JWalker Baumgartner 2) Schultr 2.

Pershing Whatley 17; Whltted 10; Strain Vaugnlaux Teshack Wil-Hams Rehn Johnson Adams Taylor 2. 1 Jerry House, ayettevuie, Ark. 6-5 x-Bob Kivisto, Aurora, 111.,.....,. 6-1 x-Neal Mask, Tulsa, Okla. 6-6 x-Mark Mathews, Shawnee Mission; Kan 6-3 x-Aubrey Nash, Hyattsville, Md.

6-0 x-Dave Robisch, Springfield, 111. 6-9 x-Pierre Russell, Kansas City, Kan. 6-3' x-Bud Stallworth, Hartselle, Ala. 6-5 i Mark Williams, Denver, Colo. i 5-11 x-denotes lettermen.

r- Schedule December: 1 Long Beach 5Eastern Kentucky; 7-South Dakota State; 12 Loyola of Chicago; 18-19-Jayhawk Classic; 21 at Louisville; 26-30-Big Eight tournament. 1. January: 12 at Georgia Tech; 16 Oklahoma City; 18 Iowa State; 23-Oklahoma State; 30 at Iowa State. February: 1-Kansas State; 6-at Nebraska; 8-Colorarfo; 13-at Oklahoma State; 15-at Oklahoma; 20 Missouri; 22-at Kansas State; 27 at Colorado. March: 6-Oklahoma; 8-at Missouri; 13 Nebraska.

Milford Tech 83-66 Curtis, (UPI) The which was the closest scoring University of Nebraska, School of the game. an 83-66 win over Milford WaS Roger 'Brandt; of Technical School. widh 30 points. Teammate Ron Curtis led al; halftime, 37-30)V Schropfer of Ohioa added 20..

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