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$ OOfflMJQffil J TIMES SPORTS EDITOR A Different Time One day some years ago when Tetlow Johnson was younger and speedier he was officiating a football game out in Mississippi. Tetlow, the executive director of the United Fund of Greater Tampa, recalls he was working with a referee he hadn't had the pleasure of working with prior to that time. The referee called "'X i -mmm r i a magnificent ball game. When the "red" team needed a penalty the "red" saw It promptly stepped off. When the "white" team violated the rules, the referee didn't hesitate in walking off the yardage. Thi was all the more amazing when, after the contest was a matter of history, he found out that the referee was color blind. JOHNSON HAS LONG SINCE given up officiating. He lost his speed between the chalk marks and has left it to some younger fellows. Maybe the color blind official has, too. BEDNARIK, LAYNE, BROWN CHOSEN rid Hall of Fame Adds Eight (IJJjJTjlTgj Wednesday Feb. 8, 1967 Page 8 CANTON, OHIO (JPi Chuck Bednarik, Bobby L a y n e, Ken Strong, Joe Stydahar and Emlen Tunnell from the playing ranks and Paul Brown, Dan Reeves and the late Charle Bidwell of the coach-owner category have been named to pro football's Hall of Fame. The eight new members were the unanimous choices of the Board of Selectors at its annual meeting Dec. 30 in Dallas but announcement was withheld until today. THE HALL of Fame, built four years ago, now has 47 members. Since its opening in 1963, almost 250,000 persons have visited the museum. Bednarik, former center and linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Bobby Layne, veteran Texas quarterback who played with the Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers, retired after the 1962 season. They now share the honor of being the players who were active most recently to make the grade. Bednarik was the last of the k , v& PAUL BROWN Impressive Record two-way players, playing 58 minutes in the 1960 title game between the Eagles and Green Bay. He missed only three of 161 games over 14 seasons from 1949-62. Layne led the Lions to four division championships and three leaf ue titles and was an acknowledged master at controlling the clock. Strong, halfback and kicker, came out of New York University to play with the Staten Island Stapletons, New York Giants and Yankees. He still is the Giatns' all-time scoring leader with 351 points. STYDAHAR, 6-foot-4, 230-pound tackle was all-pro four straight years with the Chicago Bears for whom he played from 1936-42 and from 1945-46, interrupted by service in the Navy. He later was head coach of the Los Angeles Rams for two years. Tunnell becomes the first strictly defensive back to enter the Hall of Fame. He 3et all time records for punt returns (258 for . 2,909 yards) and pass interceptions (79 for 1,282 yards) while playing (Continued on Page 10. Col. 8) Joe Dalton . . . . . , So, too, has Joe D a 1 1 o a long since given up football officiating, alhtough he till watches the game with interest and understandable attention to the kind of officiating he sees. He likes what he sees in the Tampa area, which means he approves of the quality of officiating done by the West Coast Officials Association. FOOTBALL COACHES of the Western Conference don't share Dalton's esteem for the local officials. They have given them the boot and announced that they have signed with the Ridge Conference officials for handling of games here. Dalton, now director emeritus of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, officiated high school games in the Tampa area and college games in the old Southern Conference, forerunner of the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences. He worked the Third Air Force games when Charlie Trippl, Darrell Royal, Hamp Pool and such were performing for the Drew Field-based club. His collegiate assignmnets took him into the Midwest and East in addition to fields throughout the Deep South. AH the time he was booking agent for the West Florida Football Officials Association. "IN THOSE DAYS WE MET with the local coaches once a week about the rules and game officiating. In 25 years with the association I don't think we ever had any real trouble with the coaches. Oh, once in a while there would be some squawk from a coach. But they'd just submit a list of the games and I'd assign the officials and that was it." What about a "scratch" list? There was nothing like that. The subject of a "scratch list" has been a chief bone of contention between the coaches and WCOA. The coaches proposed a year ago that if an official were scratched by four different coaches he'd no longer be able to work a Western Conference game. That didn't set any better with the officials than did the latter group's recommendation that five, raher than four officials, be used in conference games. The school people said this amounted to a move by the WCOA to tell them how to run their athletic program. WHAT EVERYONE ON THE SIDELINES of this fuss between officials and coaches has agreed on is that there's been a minimum of conversation between the groups about these and other differences. Dalton has watched the officials and the coaches and believes they both deserve a pat on the back for doing their jobs well. "The boys (officials) are as good as those of any comparable circuit I've ever seen. Their mechanics are excellent and they know the rules. You seldom see them have to stop and ponder a ruling. Rulings are made quickly and this impresses on me that they study the rules and mechanics of officiating and I'm not saying that through any sense of loyalty. "The football they officiate Is wonderful these days. It's such a fine brand of football because of the quality of the coaching." Joe Dalton says he'll "venture a guess that this will all be Ironed out." What he left unsaid was that if the coaches and officials got together half as often as they did in the old days the matter would have never caused the breach it has. There's one poorly-attended clinic a year for the coaches these years and the game has certainly grown no less complicated for coach or official. IF THE OFFICIALS and coaches need an arbiter, maybe the right man is over there in First Federal, although it may get me in Dutch for saying so. let's hope the rift is of short duration. In the meantime, what I'd like to know, and so would Jo Is: When the Ridge boys are over here officiating our games, who's going to call 'em for the Ridge teams? IN SPRINT ACTION jV5a tar r 1 taor -y C? w Minnesota Twins Eye Race Wins Before The Rains Came At Plant Field Stuff Photo by August Startler Drivers, mechanics and owners go about the busi- tional Winter Sprints auto racing program before rain ness of getting ready for time trials for today's Na- cancelled today's program. It will be run Thursday. Rains Postpone Sprints By ARCHIE BLOUNT Times Sports Writer A steady drizzle this morning postponed qualifying and national sprint car racing at Florida State Fair's Plant Field. The qualifying and races are scheduled for tomorrow morning. Qualifying runs begin at 10 a.m., racing competition at 2:30 p.m. Before the rains came the field of 60 International Motor Contest Association cars managed two warm-up heats. The rain-slick one-half mile oval, in combination with the drivers getting used to their first dirt track competition of the season caused several minor mishaps during the warm-ups. Baldy Baker flipped end over end in his Trimble-Buick on the third turn of the Plant Field dirt track. Baker got a headful of wet clay and that was all. His car was damaged, but will be ready for tomorrow's qualifications. There were several other spinouts on the muddy track, but no cars sustained serious damage. They call 'em the Minnesota Twins. It's not that baseball is trying to muscle in on sprint car racing or that these two fellows are actually related. It just seems a natural tag to tie on two Jerrys who drive identical cars. The first Jerry is Jerry Richert, the current In ternational Motor Contest Association Sprint Car champion. The second, is Jerry (Scratch) Daniels. Currently, the two pose a strong double threat for the Florida State Fair's Winter National Sprints which got off to bad start today when the races were rained out. BOTH crewcut drivers hail from Minnesota and both figure to do well on Plant Field's dirt track half-mile, Daniels, who is a roommate of Richert's, finished fourth in the final IMCA standings last year and figures, "I'll be aiming for a higher spot this year, if I get the breaks." Richert won't be hard lo spot in his No. 63 Wagner Chevy, a familiar sight to fans last year who watched this car capture the Stale Fair races' overall honors. Daniels, who also drives a Chevy, carries the Number 62 on his machine. Last year Daniels didn't qualify for any of the runs but did well on the rest of the circuit well enough for Richert to list him as "probably JERRY RICHERT Defending IMCA Champ my toughest competition If we're together out there on that track." The confusion over the two "twins" is eased somewhat thanks to Daniels' other nickname, "Scratch." And this name doesn't come to much as a surprise. Scratch's two brothers are called "Itch" and "Rub." Today's races, because of the rainout, will be held tomorrow. Trials are at 10 a.m. s THREE-YEAR CONTRACT Ditka 'Obligated' To Houston Oilers NEW YORK (P) - Mike Dit- ka. twice an all-league tight end for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, has re. vealed that he is "obligated" to play with the Houston Oilers of the American League next sea-sen, the New York Times said in its Wednesday edition. "I've got a valid three-year contract with Houston," Ditka told The Times, Dave Anderson. "I won't say for how much, but they gave me a J50.000 bonus to play out my option with the Bears last season. "I KEEP that no mitte r 0(li until such time as the what. It'i In the bank." jclub or player involved would Ditka, who negotiated with ask the commissioner for a the Oilers before the two ruling." leagues merged and while the N(, yuch c) , f AFL was trying to raid ML ,. , ., , teams, said he would play for lhe rald,n8 w,r ,h Preded the Bears if they met the terms tl,f merger, has yet been of hli contract with the Oilers, brought to Commissioner Pete "The Houston people have ' Rozclle officially. Ditka re-aid they will forget about 11 to maing Chicago property until kcrp the peace If the Be.. glve(M l w fc me the same contract I navel with the Ollera." Ditka said. "I ou'' don't want to hurt anybody, I IHh. ' revealing his obllga-just want to pliy for the team tion to the Oilers, said he antlcl-thst will use me the most" pated his situation would be dis-Asked about the lituation, an cussed at the league meetings. K'FL spokesman in the league 'The AFL begins Its meetings MIKE DITKA Pact With Oilers ffice said: next Monday to Miami Reach, "ANY SUCH case as this Fli while the NFL convenes would not com to the league, the following week In Honolulu, FAST Fdlntr , Rohrrti WeilrTM 71 Grot- CUT Thirl (7 Patodam Plaltiburfh HZ lfMoynf. N.V.. 1.1. Si. I.arfnrf 51 Itutfala Slalf S3. Frrdnnia Stair M r.rnrrs stair 5. RorhrMrr Trch 31 CrltTtbur S7, Dlrklnunn M Buflala SI. Wlndior. Onl., 71 SOl'TH Nurlh Carolina 1, Virilnia 1 Mrmpan Kiatr II. MUsitnippI Slalr M rtaildaan S4. Richmond It Richmond Profrsional It, Nnrth Carolina Hrxlryan 51 William and Mary M, VMI 51 ('lfmn 73, South Carolina 57 PrrabTirrian SI. Wolford 41 Voorhrri 1.17. Frlrndshlp .I t. 7 Allrn 101. Rarhrr Srolla Tampa M. Florida Soulhrrn 7 Fairmont M. Salrm, W.Va.. Bflhanf. W.Va., SI, Allrrhrnr . AuMIn TraT H.1, nrllarminr, Ky. 71 Bclh.vrn 79. MHUapa (5 Autuala 13, Pltdmont M Krrry Collna 9. Grartla Souihwlern 57 Mnrrhou 1OT, Brnrdlrl 104 Midrilr Grorgla . Grnrrla Mllllai? H Smlord tl. Tro Slalr 56 Soulhrrn. Akr. Stale 15, Arkaom Trch 55 Slalr f'ollffr of Ark. M. Harrtlni Arkant.t AM . Iltarki, Ark.. 1 Ouachita. Ark. 7. Hrndrli. Ark. HI 1uruliim a. Trnnrrr Wrslrran S5 ( Shrphard at Hcilera Maryland, poit-ponrd Virilnia I nlon at Maryland Slalr, poit-onrd Krnturhf ChrlMlan at BrrklrT. ranrrlrd llrlia Malr lit. Mli-i-ilppl Collrfr 41 IVIn.toB-Kalrm ll. 81. Aoullnr J Frokthnrg, Md., 19, shrnandoak 72 MIOWKST Krn.x 94, N'rhra.l.a 51 lawa 9. llllnoll 99 mi bum 75. MI.ourl M Purdur 9). Hawaii 4 Akron 94, Raldain.lVAllarr 79 SOI'THHEST Teiaa 91, ft Ira 13 Tr ( hrl.llan 9. Sartor 99 Tatat AM 19, Trian Trch 97 FAR WF.ST Sralllr 99. Portland 51 San Dlrio State 79. Hhllllrr M Downs Closed Next Monday OLDSMAR Knowing the widespread interest In the annual Casparilla celebration In Tampa. Florida Downs will not conduct races next Monday, Feb. 13. The day will be Idle for the thoroughbreds in order to give visitors and residents alike an opportunity to witness this thrilling spectacle which plays such a vital role In the area's sorial and entertainment sphere. The feature rare at Florida Downs on .Saturday will be the Gasparilla Handicap named In honor of the event. Racing next week will pick up on Tuesday and will con tinue through Saturday. TO HOUSTON Clay Transfers Deferment Case HOUSTON W Heavyweight champion Cassius Clay has transferred his draft deferment case to the Houston Selective Service Appeal Board. Officials of the board said Wednesday no action has been taken since the records were received in Houston from Louisville, Ky. Clay, also known as Mu-hammed Ali, has been seeking exemption from the draft on grounds he is a Black Muslim minister. His Louisville board rejected the request Jan. 12 after earlier re- jecting an exemption as a conscientious objector. Selective Service regulations permit transfer of such appeals to the "place of employment." Clay announced last Sunday that he had been a resident of Houston since early January. Clay defended his world's title Monday night in the Astrodome with a unanimous 15-round decision over Ernie Terrell, the World Boxing Association champion. Clay flew to Chicago shortly after, refusing to comment at a news conference Tuesday about the status of his draft appeal. i i wtwtNp :-an a t m TODAY & HORSE RACING i. Florida Iown 1:30 p.m, DOG RACING H Orrhy Ltna 1:38 p.m, and I $ JAI ALAI is Tampa Fronton 7:45 p.m. SHOOTING K Tampa roller Platol and RIDr IS R a n i a National Mld-M Inlrr fSmallhnrr Rlllr Championship. IMCA AITO RACING Florida Nfalf Fair Urounda ?: Wlnlar National Sprlnla, :3 p.m. tllma trial al III a m i. h CITf RAUKCTBAI.L i Trallrr Park 4im Rrandon m Sum Vft. NrlRhborhnod Sftvir On-$ Irr. 1:15 p.m. I Mrrrhanu . Nun-is hln Sariirr. 9:15 p.m.i Trlnra ?S irorr a. PA I.. 9: 15 p.m. COIINTV RANKKTRAl.t, Rrandon Adult l.raiu t Rrandon Phillip a . Plant CIK Oarli, 1 p.m. I Prarldrnra . Rrandon Caarhrn. I p.m.i RraUlllr v. Dnvrr. f p.m. Rai Junior l-raguo 14 p.m.i Krnl; al Wlnatoni Nurrlo al Bran-dopi Rullnrd at Roy Haynaai Car. rollwood al F.grpl tahri Alriandrr at Dlrkrnimi I'alm Rltar at Rui. klm Pravidrnra at Gardrnvllla. RASKHALL ( LINK Jrllrrana Hih School lllih arhool baarhall rllnlr. Movlra on nr haarball rulra. All umplrra and rtarkra wrlromr, 7 nil p.m. THURSDAY HORSr. RACING Florida Powna l:3n p.m. IHIO RACING Prrht l.ana 9 p.m. JAI ALAI f Tampa Fronton 1:45 p.m, m SHOOTING li Tampa Poller Plilol and Rlllr 1 Rant National Mld-Hlntrr S Smallhorr Rlflr Championship. COI.I.FGK RANKKTRAI.I. : Howrll Gm Nlrtann llaltrri T. :':! Tampa Snarlana. 9 p.m. CITV BASKETBALL f. Trailer Park Utm Grnrral i Cahlr i. Rakrra Bllllarda, 7:15 Po. "3 OrDartmrnl, 9:13 P.m.i Nrlak. :iv: horhood Srrrlrr Crnlrr . Delta if 5 n.m,: Rrandon Sun ra. Tampa Po. lira I hnrhc Air l.lnra, 9:15 p.m. RKCKF.ATION RAXKRTRALL Junior l.raiur I4:M p.m.i Rl- .1 arrvirw 1'rrrara at Rome and K Sllrhi Glddrna al Mrllatroodi Pottrr jt at l ollrir H 191 1 Pnnrt dt I ron al ; Jarkaon Hrlthlai Foalar al l)ala Island i Andrrson at Port Tampa i I) air Mahrr al Hrdr Parki DrSota I v, Raim al Gidrlrnai Woodland Trrracr at Phillip Short i Hunt al & Tampa Bar i Roland at R't Parki ty Lincoln Gardrna al Marlarlanri Fa- X rrst lll'la al Ulllrri Ronlrtl al Nnrlk Tampa i Rlvrnllr at Nprlni Ti Milt : Fniritaiar al Rrawardi Roblra & 91 Clrarllrld. tOCNTT RAMKKTRAI.L ?l Adult Ouldoar l.rama l Winston Pakl Provldrnrr a. Turkey Creek, 1:311 p.m.i Kvani rs. Hlnalan Park, 9 .In p.m. Rota Mldart l.raiur (4 p.m.i RusklR at M'lnalam Prnvldrnea at Brandon Nativity i Rrandon al Nae. rloi Kirpl Lake at Aleiandrrl Dirkenaon al Carrolloood. Girl. Mldiel Lraiua 14 p.m.) Winston al Prorldrarn Nurrlo al niikroaoni Carrn'litood at Ray Hay. pen Rullard al F.frpt Lake. Revenge Chiefs' Motive? Chamberlain's Chiefs weren't taking any chances last night with underdog Jefferson after Robinson's upset of the Chiefs which knocked Chamberlain out of the Western Conference lead. But observers figure there were other motives for the Chiefs' pouring it on 111-70 over a soundly whipped Dragon five. It was Jefferson which administered the final coup to Chamberlain's football team last season plunging the Chiefs for the first time ever into the conference's grid cellar. CHAMBERLAIN MAY have gained a measure of revenge last night since it will be the last time ever the two schools will meet in conference competition. In other conference action last night, loop-leading Hillsborough demolished the King Lions, 71-28. Rebounding told the tale, a losing story for King. In other cage action around Tampa, Jesuit bowed to I.elo 55-50 and Brandon was overcome by a third quarter Man-alee surge 84-67. King Is now 1-15 In conference play and 1-18 overall. Sophomore Charlie Green led Terrier tallying with 17 points, followed by Ken Raggett, Robert Griffin, and Vernon Chewnlng with nine points each. HILLSBOROUGH continues to pace the Western Conference by half a game over Chamberlain. Manatee turned it all on in the third quarter, putting up 32 points, to stifle Brandon's Eagles, 84-67. Danny Arnold, leading the Western In scoring, dumped In 31 points to top all scoren In the game, Charlie Moore (Continued on Page I, Col. I) GASPARILLA GOLF nmmmm Veghte Seeking Third Straight By BILL DEAN Times Sport Writer Two-time winner Jack Veghte of Largo will be seeking his third straight win at Palma Ceia as opening rounds get under way in the 12th annual Gasparilla Invitational Golf Tournement Friday morning. Veghte goes Into the event as the favorite, but he'll need to use all the resources at his command to come through this year. He broke the course record for an amateur tournmcnt last year when he carded an even par 210 for 54 holes. THE FIELD WILL con-sist of some of the top names in amateur golf, including Bob Murphy of Lakeland, the 1S65 Nation-al Amateur Champion. Other stiff competition will be provided by Ward Wettlaufer of Atlanta, a member of this year's Walker Cup team; John Cuiti, Pennsylvania Amateur Champion; Dexter Daniels Sr., the National Seniors Champ from Winter Haven: Charlie Brown, the 1964 winner; F-d Kirkland, winner in '63; William "Tex" Ritter. holder of numerous titles; and the only man to win the tournament three times, Taul Tarnow Jr., who copped the honors in '57, '58 and '61. "The course has never been In such excellent condition" Informs Henry fas- Veghte Murphy tillo, Palma Ceia pro. "We can thank Kelly Kee for that." Kee Is the greens s u p e r I n t e ndent at the Tampa course. Practice rounds started Tuesday and will continue through Thursday after-noon. The 54-hole event will be completed Sunday afternoon. OFFICIAL ACTION he- gins Friday morning when the first foursome of the field of 236 tees off. The best amateurs from over 30 states will be competing for the first prize, a seven piece silver service set. Tournament director Scott Lee said Tuesday night many of the amateurs have already turned out for practice rounds and more are expected today. Lee also reported thai a scramble tournament, planned for members and guests tomorrow had been called off. "We're more in favor of using the course that day for practice sessions." he said, PREP CAGE RESULTS Tampa RohlnaM M, Winter Hasen 17 Halnea City 91, Rlaalmmaa an Lake Walaa l9. Pada City 37 Miami Curley 7. Miami Jarkaon U Miami Hlfh 99, Miami Reark M Miami Palmeila 7J. Miami Nauthweal 9 Tampa Hlllabarmiak 71. Tampa Kln 19 Tampa Mta 91, Tampa Jraull a Tarpon Hprlnaj It, New Part Richer Gull a Oartona Beark Srahreeaa 59. Aran Park At Al. Pelershar Farraeul 71, (araiou Maaney M HIT I Turks? Creek 57, Plnerreal tT Saraaota Rlrerelear 4, Rradenlaa Southeast 44 i radrataa Manila 11. Brando tl PalmriK 91, Irsiola 19 Charlotte (. Cinrraa Lake M Puma Gnrda 97. Fort Mean Cyprr.9 l.akra HI ' Clearoater 77, Sarasota llih 59 art Myera Him 97, Rireralde Military Academy 71 ' SI, Peleranura Dial Holllna 71, Rl. p.. Irrahurf Lakrarond J Hii-h' "V""1"" ",hH 1"' ' riltriburi SI. Prlerahurt Bora flria 9J, Seminal Jl. rneraharf Northeast 7J. St. Pelrr. huri Bishop Barry 11 Naples 95, F.rertledra 74 (Continued on Page 9, Col. 2)

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