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The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois • 20

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20 Moline Dispatch' Nov. 18, 19G1 Ft Logk SEEM I sumiju imm av yi'MMjijpan pw.ib.h tpm Mini giyirwwu)py fi'wiwii''i mi urn Hi inn 1 1 juMyipawww rorc I in lie TTniMiniKV 3r M. 1 AJ Sif Paul Cathch Secure at Top for Week By ROBERT MOORE Associated Press Sports Writer Ihe National Football League's tight Eastern Conference title race could get even tighter tomorrow. It all depends on the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steel- ers. If both the Browns and the Steolers win, three clubs will be deadlocked for the lead in the East.

At present, the Philadelphia Eagles They've Qualified for Rose Bowl Berths princesses. From left are Diane Willis, 19; Bonnie Barrett, 17; Gayle Morris, 18; Joan Zeman, 18; Marion Wiberg, 18; Martha Sis-sell, 18; and Colleen Cary, 19. All are coeds at Pasadena City College. (AP Wirephoto) These seven girls, five brunettes and two blondes, have been chosen as finalists in the contest to become Queen of the Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, New Year's Day. The queen will be named next Wednesday, with the other six girls becoming her Parlay Cards Have Unsavory Position in Games Football Gamin usmess J.

HO JLAVJ J- tlilll for the No. 1 spot their 7-2 record on the line against the Los Angeles Rams (3-6) in Green Bay. Regardless of the outcome, no body can even as much as tie the Packers. A Green Ba loss, how ever, coupled with a victory by second-place Detroit (5-3-1) at Minnesota (2-7) would leave the Lions only a half game off the Packer pace and touch off a nip and-tuck scramble for the West ern championship perhaps right down to the wire. Detroit and Green Bay play each other Thanksgiving day.

The Chicago Bears (5-4), anx ious to get back in the thick of the Western race after losing 31-28 to the Packers, visit the San Fran- Cisco 49ers (4-4-1). The 49ers have only a tie and three losses to show for their last four tests and will face the Bears without Bobby Waters, one of their rotat ing quarterbacks in the shotgun attack. Pittsburgh has Bobby Layne available for duty against the Giants, and he's expected to see planty of action. lie was out with an injury more than a month. The Steelers have won four of their last five games with Rudy Bukich filling in for Layne, but Coach Buddy Parker says it isn't so that Pittsburgh is the league's hottest team.

"Nobody's been any better than the Giants," said Parker. "Look at the record they've won seven of eight, losing one by just a point." Green Bay has lost both Hor- nung and Boyd Dowler to the Army since beating the Bears a week ago. Otherwise, both the Packers and the Rams are ready. Neither reported any new injuries after last week's triumphs, the Rams having surprised the 49ers 17-7. I ft The Maroons were strictly a power team, but they never really became consistent.

Lundeen was their strength, running behind a massive interior line. Flip Anders and Jim Cunningham were threats at the tackles and on wide plays. The team rarely passed, and usually chose obvious pass situations when the opposition was prepared. Cunningham, not a gifted thrower, completed all four of the passes he attempted, and two of them went for long touchdowns. Cunningham's passes were surprises, because no opponent expected the speedy halfback to throw the ball.

Woody Hayes, Ohio State's successful coach, once said, "When you start throwing that ball in the air, only three things -can happen and two of them are bad." That's the strategy Moline followed. Unimaginative offense? Perhaps. But why risk an interception or fumble when you can make yardage with Lundeen, Cunningham or Flip Anders taking handoffs and hitting into the line? Against Dubuque, a team that couldn't match Moline's manpower, the Maroons tried to be cute for three quarters, then returned to their power offense to score two touchdowns and come off with a 20-7 win. Two Incidents will long stand out In memory from this season. One is the time that Tom Herbert got a bad snap from center and had to run with the ball instead of punt it.

This proved once and for all that the 238-pound tackle belonged In the line, where he played marvellous football most of the season. The other was the touchdown scored by tackle Don Adams on a pass play from Cunningham. No one ever questioned whether or not Adams was an eligible receiver. He fled down the sideline with halfback speed and scored on a 53-yard play. Both Davenport West and the game officials accepted the play as brilliantly executed.

There were known standouts on this team before the season opened. Other players found themselves during the campaign. Curt Knary, junior fullback, was i into service in the first qi of the Jefferson opener when Lundeen was kicked in the head. He got rolling in second half and drove Moline to its touchdown and resulting 7-6 victory. End Rick Anderson overcame Injuries and became a standout defensive end.

Andy Helgason who lettered last year at end, found himself as a key defensive back and as the top pass receiver on the team. Dick Parsons did a fine job as junior linebacker, and was under heavy pressure in his first trial, as replacement for Lundeen in the Jefferson game. There were many thrills and some disappointments. Here are the individual statistics for Moline: rNDIVIDCAX, RISKING Alt. Yd.

Avg. MT LunaVen 131 794 C.l West Johnson 17 -14 llm Cunningham 73 505 Flip Anders 84 301 4.3 4. Cirrt Knary 31 135 Eddie Valder 3 0 Iton Johnson 24 Kay Kiin 27 232 rild Andpr 2 23 11.3 8 4.0 -4 .11 Terry Wallace 2 Don Adami 1 Tom Herbert 1 INDIVIDUAL PASSING Alt. Yd. Int.

W. Johnson 2A 7 143 4 R. JohiMon 23 7 8" 1 Ijinsahaiiich 2 1 7 0 Cunningham 4 4 109 0 INDIVIDUAL SCORING TD KP To. A. Anders 2 12 Herbert 13 0 0 a a 24 13 Andt-r 1 Cunningham 4 Lnndeen 11 Kelo 1 Knary 2 Adams 1 PASS RECEIVING NO.

Ids. 14 118 63 (4 7 a Rlrh Anderson Cunningham 4 8. Anders I Adams ......1 Andy Hnliason K. Johnson 1 T. Anders 1 PUNTING No.

Yds. Avr. Herbert 2S 781 JII.O te.a Adams a 264 PASS INTERCEPTIONS Helgason 4. Lundeen 1, W. Johnson 1 FIMBI.E RECOVERIES Helgason 1, RomanowsU Herbert 2, K.

Anderson 2, Anders Williams 1, R. Anderson 1, Parsons i. HAVE FUN! BOWL A Plqydlum Unas In Molina MONDAY SPECIAL 3 Lines for 1 PLAYDIUM 1330 5th A vs. Molina 762-J4J3 Before the last leaf flutters into my lawn, signifying the start of winter, let's take one backward glance at achievements made by Moline's football team this season. The season's over now, and players are being dined and are awaiting announcement of the various and sundry "all" teams which involve many Maroon players.

Already center Kai Anderson and fullback Jeff Lundccn have been named to the all-state team chosen by the Associated Press, and a couple of other all-state teams will be announced within the next week. The all-Mississippi Valley Conference team cited several Maroons' and there are other Quad-City teams yet to be announced. Moline compiled a 7-2 record, identical to last year's mark. But the taste left after trie two seasons was slightly different. Last year, Moline was just climbing back into football prominence.

It was a team loaded with junior talent, blended neatly with outstanding seniors. It absorbed its two losses early and came bristling through the last half of the campaign. This was supposed to be THE year, then, but the Maroons hit their peak against Davenport Central three games from the finish, then slumped off to a disappointing finish in the loss to Washington last week. Washington, incidentally, was labeled by Moline Coach Ken Funk as the toughest team Moline has played since the 1959 Davenport team. Moline boasted some outstanding individuals, as the "all" teams will testify.

It is felt here that at least five or six players are poten tial big-time college prospects, and most of these have grades high enough to give them a chance to qualify. FAN FARE Case Scores IIJ.INOI3 PREPS Arlington EvanMOn If Clfnharrt Went 6.1. Ihrndrn 4.1 MhIim- Knit 77, slnl Lake 40 Loyola ()', Mt. Carniel 45 Kit rant 54, CrM 32 Patntlne S3, Minn Wpfit 3 Morton Kast 52, Hlnidale 49 Main Went Bnrrlngtoii 62 lllhland Prk 78, Olenhronk Lynn 04. Morton Wrt 5S Union 4, Fnllon 47 PiiwPaw 38, Lyndon IS SliKrnpFtnwn 79, Rldfuay IS Win Independent Tills Moline Raiders, sparked by Tom Applequist's 26 points, downed East Moline Independents, 76-70, and Jerry's Tap of Rock Island routed Pete's Midwest of Davenport, 108-84, in Quint City Independent Basketball League games at Eugene Fields School in Rock Island last night.

Gary Mueller scored 24 points in a losing cause for East Moline Independents. Jim Naab pumped in 36 points for unbeaten Jerry's Tap, while Jim Wolfe hit 30 for Pete's Midwest. tackle is EL yotfr I'LL BET HET WATCH EATS LIKE, DURING A A HOaSjjlME OUT; PS? Editor's Note There's a part of the college football pic ture that is seldom seen. That's because it is condemned by everyone who wants to keep the Saturday pigskin spectacles the clean, honest games they were intended to be. But the existence of gambling cn the outcome cannot be denied.

This is the first article in a series on the extent of college football betting and how athletic authorities are attempting to curb it. By HERBERT KAMM As the college football season roars toward its customary cli max, all the cheering for Saturday's heroes does not, alas, spring ynt'A and the New York Giants are tied The Browns, (he team with a chance lo complete the 3-way stalemate, runs heatrilong into the smarting Eagles in Cleveland. Pittsburgh tangles with the Giants in New York. The Giants and the Eagles have 7-2 records, the Browns fi-3. A victory for the Steelers would square their record at 5-5 and give them the satisfaction of knowing they'd solved the NFL's best defense.

Other activity in the East sends the St. Louis Cardinals (4-5) to Baltimore for an inter-conference struggle with the up-and-down Colts (4-5) of the Western Division, and the Washington Redskins against the Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas (4-5). The Redskins will try to snap a 17-game losing streak, nine of them this year. The Green Bay Packers, perched all alone atop the Western Conference, can breathe a bit easier than the East's con-tenders. The Packers, playing their first game without high-scoring Paul nornnng, throw Clinton Opens With 49-27 Win at Fulton By ED MOFFITT Assistant Sports Editor FULTON Clinton's River Kings, minus two of their starters who are over 19 and will be unable to play in Illinois all this season, took advantage of a cold third quarter by Fulton and scored a 49-27 non conference win here last night.

Guard Lee Brothers, 5-8, and forward Noel Rasmussen, 6-1, both celebrated their 19th birth days last month. This makes them ineligible for competition in Illi nois this season, although they will be able to play in Iowa. The River Kings led by only three points, 10-7, at end of first quarter and went to a 22-15 half-time lead. They sco nine points in third quarter while the Steam ers netted only three, going score less until only 2:10 was left in the period and falling behind the win ners 29-15. The Steamers made only one basket in 17 attempts in their cold third period, while Clinton got four of 16.

Scoring leader was Clinton's big center, 6-9 Dick Broderson who got lfi points, closely followed by guard Tom Nesbitt who got 13. Craig Smith was high for Fulton with 10 points, while their center, 6-6'-i Ken Smith, was held to a single field goal. Both teams were cold from the floor, Clinton sinking 19 buckets in 70 attempts for a .271 field goal percentage and Fulton making only nine of 62 for .145. CLINTON Ab'nn Neihltt ITderson Tjiw lnm-4 ft'matler Benlley Gnetto-h FT 2 2 nXTON ftp Wood F1t V'llnlxen Smith Jone Ann II Mafter Total 19 11 10 Total! 1 13 STORK BY OCAKTKHW: Clinton Fnltnn 7 8 817 OfflrlRls: "ulllvan ft I.ynrh, Dubuque. Pro Cage Scores Pro Basketball Friday Resulls NBA BOktim ins.

New York 100 Angeles IN, Philadelphia 131 ABI. Wnihlnctnn 100, Han-all 8 Cleveland 111, pltfuhurgh 94 Kann City 115, I-os Angele 1119 Chicago 91, San Francisco 91 Milan Rifle Club Defeats (Jeneseo GENESEO The Milan Rifle Club scored its first win over Geneseo Rifle Club on the Geneseo range in four years last night. Milan shooters and their scores were Jack Mathias 289, Earl Ferguson 287, Willie Huff and Earl Mathias 283 and Bill Campbell 281. Geneseo shooters and their scores were John Ludwig and Bob Cherry 285, Wilbur Klavohn and Dewey Greene 280 and Dean Fosdick 277. Bathroom Remodeling nflA PLUMBING VKtlVU HEATING 1724 15th Moline ftayi 72-S597 Ntghti 762-4320 i 7 o- Im for bribes and bribe attempts.

All this amounts to grudgin recognition of the fact that college football, like it or not, has become so highly commercialized that it is accepted as one of the country's best betting mediums. A Las Vegas bookmaker under scored the situation recently when he. said: "The football pool card is a license to steal. I wish I had one going." Of particular concern to college administrators Is the fact that students themselves peddle the pool cards, in return for commissions ranging from 10 to 25 per cent. Three season ago two star ath letes at the University of Michi ean were arrested as members of a football pool, and investiga tion indicated that three separate rings were functioning on the campus, netting more than a week.

At the time, the editor of the undergraduate daily made a comment which has come to haunt athletic directors, coaches and college residents at all levels. "Football pool cards," he said, "are on every campos yon can name. Students here (at Michigan) can't see anything morally wrong. The practice fs too widespread." If it was widespread in 1958, it figures to be practically universal today. Even a sheltered college like Rutgers has scented the foul air of trouble.

A few weeks ago, John Bateman, Rutgers coach, disclosed that some of his players had been berated by students because they had won a game by fewer points than were predicted in most of the betting pools. The success of the pools for the operators, that is is surprising in the light of the fact that the bettor rarely wins, so heavily are the odds stacked against him. In most pools, the bettor must pick at least four games correctly to win a maximum of $10 for each $1 wagered. It may sound easy offhand, but it's the points by which a team must points by which a teammust win or lose that bedevils and thwarts the fan. Pick one game Incorrectly and your buck goes down the drain, right into the pocket of the operator.

The thirst to a'tcmpt to bribe a key player is most acute when two teams meet on fairly even terms and the point spread is narrow. If the gambling operators can bribe a player to miss a tackle. or fumble, or allow a completed pass for a touchdown so that an "upset" of the point spread can be guaranteed, they can make a killing in the pools, not to mention what they can clean up in side bets. Such were the circumstances when players were approached bv gamblers to rig points in the Yale-Connecticut, Michigan-Oregon and Florida-Florida State games last season. In each case.

the player blew the whistle and scandal was averted. But the ambling woods still are full of wolves and that's why the colleges are loading their It is now a giant-sized grab bag. No longer must you seek out the shadowy bookie to get a bob or a bundle down on a game. The betting apparatus now comes to you in the form of a football pool card, a piece of bait delivered right out in the open by the office boy, the elevator operator, the bartender, even the guy who sits next to you on the train and looks like a banker. The college footbill pool Is a comparatively recent gambling wrinkle, and as "domestic" as the numbers game.

Anybody can play. And many do, minors included. For a time, it seemed harmless enough, considering that most Dlavers gambled only a buck a week. But today an estimated million is wagered be tween early September and the New Year bowl games through pools operated regionally and na tionally. The pools thus have become a serious threat to the purity of college football, and nobody in authority is taking them lightly.

Mindful of attempts last season to rig the points of three col lege games, even more mindful of the sizable temptation the gam bling syndicates can hold out to brawny but needy gridders, every malor collegiate athletic confer ence has taken open cognizance of the constant danger of a fix. District attorney's offices fn major cities have set up a system of exchanging Information on gambling activity, and there Is even evidence that, before another football season dawns, Congress will be asked to establish new and tougher penalties Celts Coach Returns, But Isn't Needed Coach Red Auerbach' of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association returns from a three-game suspension tonight, but he must be wondering if he's really needed. The Celts, with Bob Cousy acting as player-coach, whipped the New York Knickerbockers Friday night, 104-100, for their fifth straight victory and fourth in a row on a road trip. They return home tonight against Los Angeles and Auerbach, who sat out three games as a result of a hassle with a referee last week, will be at the helm again. In the only other league game Friday, the Lakers ran their winning streak to six with a 125-121 triumph over the Philadelphia Warriors.

The Lakers now have won 11 of their last 12 games. The Celtics didn't manage to shake the Knicks until the fourth quarter when they strung together 11 straight points. Bill Russell was high man for Boston with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Elgin Baylor played 44 minutes for the Lakers despite a groin injury and tallied 37 points. He also grabbed 28 rebounds and handed off 8 assists.

solely from the wells of sentiment. Most frenzied fans who jam gridiron stadia across the country, or who sit riveted to television and radio sets, still mist up when the strains of "Alma Mat er" waft over the ramparts still thrill to the spectacle of honest combat. But for many and they're becoming as numerous as racetrack zealots it's strictly a contest of odds and point spreads. For betting on college football is big business, and getting bigger all the time. The quaint custom of handicapping amateur football teams for personal (and illicit) gain was a was monopolized by bookmakers.

Pettit, Cliff Ilagan or Clyde Lovellette went to him and said Hill was getting too much publicity and shouldn't be made a starter so quickly. Seymour wouldn't say hich one. Tcttit declared: "I don't care to get involved in any argument. There's nothing we v. ant more than for Cleo Hill to be the greatest player in the world.

We don't care who plays and who scores as long as we win and I know I speak for Cliff and Clyde." Tcttit added that he felt certain the club has the talent to win consistently. It lost 9 of its first 14 games. Seymour, just starting the second year of a 3-year pact at the first two years and 500 for the third, will be paid in full, Kerner said. Seymour said he had no immediate plans. 7 to the action itself.

"Points" at the top of the card shown here represent dollars a bettor can win. Somehow the fan who holds a card in a football pool has a keener "interest" in the outcome of the game than the fan whose devotion is solely Fired Me, 'Claims Seymour 'Players Kerner, ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Sey- mour, out en coach of the staggering St. Louis Hawks, says he has no ill feeling toward owner Ben Kerner because, "He didn't fire me the players did." Seymour said Kerner "treated me fine, but what are you going to do? You can't fire all the players. They boycotted my choice of Clco Hill as a starter because he is a rookie." Seymour, 3i, a fiery competitor in his playing days at Syracuse, brought the much-discussed dissension in the Hawks ranks into the open yesterday.

He said: "It tore my heart out to see the way they were treating the kid. I wouldn't treat a dog the way they treated him." Kerner said he had tried to live with a bad situation for two weeks, making peace between coach and team, but finally had to act. Scoring star Bob Pettit was named interim coach. "I had to try to solve the situation," Kerner said. "I think this is the best for Paul, for the players and for the franchise." Kerner, who has had an average a coach a year in his 15 years in the NBA, wouldn't comment on who might get the job.

Asked what guarantee he would give the next coach, Kerner replied: "All I can guarantee him is he'll get fired." Former Hawk star Slater "Du-gie" Martin, told he was rumored a top candidate, said he hadn't been contacted, and added: "Kerner is a hard man to work for he'd have to give me a three or four-year contract." Seymour said one member of the club's big three front line I guns. 'i i i.

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