The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 23, 1958 · Page 7
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Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, December 23, 1958
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Koeck By TOM KOECK YOU MIGHT &Ax* THAT PAdBLL! IS IN THE tough bracket when they open defense of their Holiday Invitational title at Mankato Loyola Friday.,. The Shamrocks, riding a 6-1 record, meets strong New Ulm Trinity (5*1) in a first round game at 3:30 p.m. If they get by the DeSmet Conference leader, they-must meet either St. Louis Park Benilde (5-3), or Bethhhem Academy of Paribault, which posted its sixth victory against seven starts when they rapped Bird Island St. Mary's 50*27 last Friday,... Bethlehem Academy shares first place with Trinity in the DeSmet loop, but will have its hands full to get by Benilde in the opening game... Other first round games find Rollingstone Holy Trin ily meeting Waseca Sacred Heart at 7 p.m., while Loyola takes on Sleepy Eye St. Mary's at 8:30 p.m. .. New Ulm fired at near 50 per cent ni its last outing to defeat Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, 50-30. That has been the usual practice for coach Stan Wilfahrt's club which means the Shamrock defense will pet a thorough testing. . . Pacelli played good basektball despite the rough tactics by Sacred Heart in Saturday's outing but they must continue to imorove if they expect to win another Holiday title. The Shamrocks are handicapped bv lack of size and Marty Crowe still isn't satisfied with the teamwork or hpll handling. . . If the Shamrocks go all the way against such stron<» comoetition, they can be tagged as a pretty fair basketball team. . . Bethlehem Academy will have plenty of leadership on the football field next fall. No less th»n fnur cp^ins, Bart Hunt. Bill Goblirsch. Dick Archambault and Larry Becker, will boss the gridders. . . ' Falcons to Try Baseball DO YOU KNOW WHAT SPORT COMMANDS THE LARGEST spectator interest? Basketball and there's no other sport even close. . . A recent tabulation by Associated Press revealed that basketball drew 142,848,688 fans, more than ill other sports put together. Racing was second with 53,820,958, followed by baseball with 32,512,503 and football with 16,767,613. . . ' Faribault High School will introduce baseball this spring. The program has been approved by the school board, but the team will not compete in the Big Nine Conference until the 1960 season. A coach will be named later and there is • possibility that the Falcons will compete in the District Four tournament. Faribault has been without a high school baseball team for 10 years. The high school also sponsors track, golf and tennis in the spring. . . Football captains at Grand Meadow for the 1959 season are 180- pound fullback Darrell Jacobson and 175-pound tackle Jerry Stejskal. Both players are two-year lettermen, . . Austin Plays Nibbing Next CORNER CHATTER — Tom Moere, former Rochester prep grldder, Ui made the trip to California with Iowa (or the Rose Bowl game. Moore and several other fourth and fifth team Iowa players arc the "M*u Mans", the boys that run the opposition's plays. In the prt-IUM Bowl weriumts, Moore plays the part of California's quarterback Joe Kapp, complete with practice togs In Golden Bear eelen Md Kapp's number.,. Austin geta a few days eft for Christmas, but practice resumes Friday as the eager* begta preparations lor the non-conference game against Hlbblag kere Jan. S. This Is the first of three home games to start the new year as the Packers meet Mankato Jan. I, and Owatouu Jan. II. . . Mankato eemes hen with an 44 conference record and the reputation as one ef the itrongeit teams In the Big Nine. This •ne shonld provide plenty ef thrills for home fans as the Packers need • victory to keep alive hopes for the Big Nine title.. . Kentucky Heads College Cage Poll By THE ASSOCIATED PREM Kentucky's basketball coach Adolph Rupp had a Merry Christmas two days early today as the nation's sportawriters and broadcasters voted his Wildcats the top team in the weekly Associated Press poll. The Baron, whose team Is defending national collegiate chsm WEST ENDS GET OFF GROUND — The West team, readying for annual Shrine game at San Francisco, Dec. 27, went through gymnastics here Monday for cameras. Ends Dick Wallen (82) of UCLA, Ron Stover of Oregon (83) and Buddy Dial (84) of Rice show their ball- handling ability. (AP Photofax). Veeck Negotiating to Buy Into the Chicago White Sox Plans to Pick Football Staff at Later Date CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Veeck, baseball's wandering merchant, is negotiating to buy into the Chicago White Sox. The former owner of the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Browns said Monday night "there White Sox, now was pondering a higher price asked hi a counter proposal. Veeck has been out of basebal since the Browns were trans ferred to Baltimore in 1954. H bought the Indians in 1946 at the Hickey Gets Ride Off Floor By fiD CORR1GAN Associated Press Sports Writer Eddie Hickey, the old maestro from St. Louis, quit his job as basketball coach and athletic director there nine months ago to take over at Marquette. St. Louis always had been a basketball power and there was no reason to believe Hickey wouldn't find himself in clover again this year if he stayed around. Rides 8-1 Record But Marquette, not exactly a doormat, just about kept around the .500 mark. Last season, the Warriors wound up with an 11-11 record after losing their first 4. Jack Nagle, who had coached Marquette for five years, resigned at the end of the season, In April, Hickey entered, and as >f today, Marquette has an 8-1 mark. Monday night Milwaukee fans carried him and Ed Smith, his assistant, off the court following M&rquette's 86-71 victory over previously unbeaten Xavier of Ohio. Hickeys newly installed, blazing ast-break left Xavier befuddled. Mike Moran, Marquette's 6-3 pivot man, collected 28 points. Northwestern, knocked out of the select circle after being dumped by North Carolina in the final of the Blue Grass tournament, dropped Washington 75-69 in an intersectional game. The Wildcats had to score 11 points midway through the second half to erase a four-point Huskie lead. Seattle, runner-up to Kentucky for the NCAA championship last year, recorded its sixth victory against one loss (to Xavier, no less), by rebounding from an eight-point halftime deficit to whip Marshall 91-80. Remains Unbeaten St. Bonaventure stayed unbeaten with a 91-43 breeze against Ohio Wesleyan. Idaho State ran its winning string to seven after dropping its opener by beating Arizona JOHNSON LEAPS SCORING Gophers Win 72-67 With 2nd Half Rally By JIM KLOBUCHAR MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Madcap Moments of 1958, the stage name of Minnesota's basketball season, finished its home stand for the old year with « burst of rollicking confusion and queet happenings. fn the end Minnesota beat Stanford. But 8,310 spectators, the teams and the officials went home without really knowing what the score was. Everyone at the press table save the one who counted, the official scorer, had it 72-61. The official book, kept by the home team manager, missed a Ron Johnson field goal in the second half and showed only 70 points for the Gophers. But for the record it was 72-61 for Minnesota on the strength of a fine second half recovery that atoned for some of more embar- rasing basketball a Minnesota team has shown at Williams Arena in recent years. The Gophers, who went 12 straight minutes without a point AUSTIN DAILY HERALD SPORTS Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1958 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD-7 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)-Joe Kuharich, Notre Dame's newly appointed football coach, begins setting up house today. Kuharich, who Monday officially succeeded the ouster Terry Brennan, returns to his native South Bend and alma mater to meet with university officials and the press. Kuharich might reveal some of his plans for the 1959 season but it is doubtful he will name his staff at so early a date. The present Notre Dame staff includes assistant coaches Bernie Crimmins, Hugh . Devore, Bill Fischer, Bill Walsh, Bernie Witucki and John Zilly. There were indications some will be retained. Kuharich, 41, a former Irish pion, was still enjoying the re- cults of a successful weekend when informed of the Wildcats' choice as top team. "We're simply delighted," be said. Kentucky won its own invitational tournament over the week end, defeating Ohio State and West Virginia. The Wildcats also had a victory over Maryland last week. Results of games through Saturday determine the poll post tions. Cincinnati, first a we*»- ago, dropped to second, receiving 61 first place votes compared to Ken tucky's 71. The Wildcats totalled 1,448 points to Cincy'a 1,415. Both are unbeaten, Kentucky with an 84 record, Cincinnati 8-0. Unbeaten North Carolina (5-0) Printers Win Test League Austin Printing continued undefeated hi the City Basketball Lea gue, posting a 46-35 decision over Dugan's at the Shaw Gym Mon day night. It was the fourth straight win for the Printers, while Dugan's was left with a 2-2 mark. The Printers jumped off 10-8 a the quarter and it was 27-18 a halftime. They held a 39-26 lead going into the final frame. B. Richardson led the winner's attack with 11 points, while Bill Uolton tallied nine (or the losers One league 8* me wU1 b * P 1 ed tonight as Dexter takes on Nates at the Shaw Gym. This will be the final game this week with the regular league pro gram to resume next Monday when Rose Creek meeU Midway Car •alM is third with 19 first place votes, and 1,076 points. The points are warded on a 10 for first, 9 for econd, etc., basis. The Tarheels made the biggest urop, coming from 10th place, with three triumphs in four days including the Blue Grass invitational title. Kansas State dropped a notch to fourth place, losing to Brigham Young, but bouncing back to rop North Carolina State and St. Joseph's <Pa.) from the unbeaten anks. Despite its loss to Kentucky in he championship game of the Kentucky Invitational, West Virginia jumped from seventh to fifth lace. North Carolina State holds sixth, and Mississippi State climbed a place to seventh, with ts 7-0 record. Auburn and Michigan State, with five and four victories respectively, were the two newcomers to the poll. The Tigers jumped rom 13th to eighth place. Michigan State climbed from llth to ninth. Xavier of Ohio is 10th, a one position drop. Th* top ten teams with won.lost records through Saturday. Dec. 20 a parentheses: I.Kentucky (8-0) 1,443 3. Cincinnati (5-0) 1,415 Carolina (5-0) have been some discussions" be-l a p of 32 **& won « world cham- tween himself and Mrs. Dorothy |P ionshi P in 194B - He al >d h* 3 P^t- Rigney, largest stockholder of the ners sold out m 1949 White Sox s ' nce being out of baseball, Mrs. Rigney. wife of co-Vice ^%™%^ ***» ^ President John Rigney and sister of co-Vice President Chuck Comiskey, confirmed sale of her stock shares to an outside syndicate may be imminent. "My White Sox stock has not yet been sold," said Mrs. Rigney, 'but I have to admit that our attorneys have been negotiating the and last summer. Meanwhile, Mrs. Rigney's brother, Chuck, has been eager to gain control of the club since the death of his mother, Mrs. Grace Comiskey, in 1956. Comiskey expressed surprise when told of negotiations between his sister and Veeck. "I don't sale of the stock. Yes, negotiations kn ow anything about it," he said Q«*A ftnina i\rt " * . • * .... . are going on. Veeck, visiting relatives in suburban Downers Grove, apologized for not being able to give out more information. "I hate to be uncommunicative and usually I'm not," he said. But I cannot say anymore right and added he still has hopes of buying out his sister's shares. Relations between Comiskey and his sister have been strained since the death of their mother. In her will, Mrs. Comiskey left her daughter 500 more shares of stock than she did her son, assuring now. I'm sure Mrs. Rigney can j Mrs. Rigney control of the board .. -,'«»t Virginia (7-2) .... «. North Carolina St. (6-1) 7. Mississippi State (7-0) ., 8. Auburn (5-0) B. Michigan State (4-0) 10. Xavier (5-0) 597 581 451 i 403 376 Second ten: Tennessee 235; Northwestern 209; Bradley 181; California 52; VlHanova 44; St. Louis 41; Marquette 39; Memphis State 37; Washington 33; Dayton 34. Luther Quarterback on Academic Team DECORAH (A - Alan Fedge of Ackley, Luther Collage junior quarterback, has been named to the 72-man All-America Academic football team, according to word received here Monday. Fedge, a pre-medical student, was the only Iowa and one of only eight small college players receiving the honors. lie was cited for bis exceptional academic record and athletic abil tr guard, signed a four • year contract — the longest ever given by Notre Dame. "I am flattered and proud that they (Notre Dame) decided to give me the opportunity," said Kuharich. "It always has been my hope and prayer that I could return to Notre Dame." In 1951, he guided the University of San Francisco to an undefeated season and then signed to head the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. He left collegiate ranks with a 25-14 record. After a 4-8 season with the Cardinals in 1952 Kuharich left the team following a flareup with managing director Walter Wolfner. Kuharich returned to the pro ranks in 1954 and piloted Washington to a 3-9 season. The following year when Washington finished with an 8-4 record. The Redskins have been slipping ever since. They were 6-6 in 1956, 5-6-1 in 1957 and 4-7-1 this season. Nevertheless, Redskin owner George Preston Marshall thought enough of Kuharich to sign him to a five-year contract last year Marshall released Kuharich of his commitments and immediately signed Mike Nixon as head coach Nixon had been Washington's backfield coach. Nixon has been | coaching for 15 years—13 with the j pros—but never has been the boss 'man. 1 Brennan, meanwhile, is looking for a job at the age of 30. He says he's interested in coaching if the right opportunity comes along. His qualifications include five years of experience at Notre Dame where his teams won 32 games and lost 18 for a .640 percentage. say more about it and whatever she says will be correct." A source close to the American League baseball club said Veeck, who made a previous offer for of directors which has five members. Chuck, however, succeeded In getting a court action to limit the board members to four, thereby Mrs. Rigney's interest in the! giving him equal authority. Giants May Plan New Trick Play for Colts they'll practice private. Two Giants By JOE REICHLER Associated Presi Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - What new trick will the New York Giants come up with against the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League championship game'suffered painful injuries last week any new play in who undoubtedly will not participate in the work' outs until late in the week are Rosey Grier and Sam Huff. Both next Sunday? Fans in this suddenly professional football crazy town still were buzzing about the razzle- but don't bet against their appearing in the iineup against the Colts. Grier, the massive defensive dazzle double reverse lateral thatj tac jji ei j s on crutches as a result produced the only touchdown inLf a j e g injury sustained when he last Sunday's spectacular 10-0 > was blocked in a play. Huff, who New York triumph over Cleveland for the Eastern division title. sucn a tremendous hawking O n Jimmy Brown (the "That was the Brown special," | Browns' fullback star was held to Coach Jim Lee Howell confided e jght yar d s in seven rushes), may today. "We called it 'the thing' have a cracked rib. 71-51. In other important intersection^ games, Minnesota clipped Stair ford 71-62, Ohio State breezed pas Utah 92-69 Georgia Tech swamped Wyoming 110-78, Texas Western outlasted Misouri 75-71, College of Pacific triumphed over lona 76-63, and Oklahoma State vanquished Southern California 66-54. Spahn Cops Top Pitching Honors In NL NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran southpaw Warren Spahn of Milwaukee captured most of the important pitching honors in the Na< tional League, the official 1958 averages released today showed. Among the titles Spahn did not win was the earned run crown. That went to crafty Stu Miller, who won only six games and losl nine for San Francisco. Spahn compiled 22 victories to share the top spot with Bob Friend of Pittsburgh. He also tied team mate Lew Burdette for winning percentage honors with ,667. Spahn iiad a 22-11 record, Burdette 20-10. Warren also pitched the most complete games, 23, the most innings, 290, and faced the most batsmen, 1,176. Miller, 30-year-old right-hander gave up 50 earned runs in 182 hi nings for a 2.47 ERA. His 6 vie tories was the lowest total eve posted by a major league earned run leader. Sam (Toothpick) Jones of St Louis finished second with a 2.88 mark. Then came Burdette 2.91 Spahn 3.07; Robin Roberts of Phil adelphia, 3.23, and Johnny Anton ellie of San Francisco, 3,27. Spahn also extended his Nation al League record for left-hander with his ninth season of 20 or mor victories. Jones struck out the roost bats men, 225, and issued the mos bases on balls, 107. Rookie Car Willey of Milwaukee led in shut outs with 4, while Antonelli am BRENNAN AND SUCCESSOR — Joe Kuharich, right, is the new Notre Dame football coach, succeeding T|r- ry Brennan, left, who was released Monday. Kuharich, former Notre Dame guard, has been coach of »the pro Washington Redskins since 1954. (AP Photofax). all week but we finally decided on a better name." If the Giants had a "Ewbank Hockey Team Meets Colts On the brighter side, Howell reported that Jack Stroud, who| missed the last three games, prob- j Don Newcombe, who played fo Cincinnati and Los Angeles, a lowed the most home runs, 31 each. The Austin Merchant hockey earn, soundly beaten by the de- ending champion Winona Hornets their last outing, hope to re- >ound tonight at Kaufman rink when they host newcomer Roches- er at 8 p.m. This is the first home game for he Merchants, who are riding a -1 record. Before belted by Win >na, the Austin club spilled Fari- jault, 17-1, in t the opener. While the Merchants stumbled, the Colts got off to a good start, edging North Mankato, 24. All he scoring took place in the firsl period as the clubs fought the disadvantage of poor ice. Scoring for Rochester were Jim Anderson and Joe SuchomeL Starting for Austin tonight will be George Hanson in the nets Mike Auer and Bill Bos, defense Bob McAlister, center, and Pau Laufle and Dale Beckel, wings. Others expected to see action are Gary Claridge, Garth Seavy Jim Sack, Roger Ludwig, Dick Auer, Dick Weber, Jerry Peter sen, Jim Erickson, Bob Dalback and Bob Bos. Other league games tonight fine Albert Lea at Owatonna and Win ona at Faribault. Winona and Al bert Lea top the race with two victories apiece. Duluth Hockey Team Defeats Dartmouth DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Dartmouth plays a second game against Duluth Branch tonight after losing the opener to the home club 9-5 Monday night. The visitors also were twice defeated by Minnesota in that many contests over the weekend. Dartmouth's Rodney Anderson and Ryan Ostebo counted two goals apiece, a feat matched by Duluth's Jack Williams and Don Weaver. Peffif Puffs Away in NBA Scoring Race NEW YORK (AP) --Bob Pettit f the St. Louis Hawks is starting to pull away from the pack in the National Basketball Assn. scor- ng race. The jump - shooting ace has ound the range for 768 points, according to figures released by the league today, The prolific- scoring Pettit has averaged 28.4 points per game, the fastest pace of any player in history through 17 games. The Hawks' stalwart boaata an] 88-point lead over runner-up Paul) Arizin of the Philadelphia War. rlors who had accumulated 680. This is the biggest margin enjoyed by a pace-setter this season. Rookie Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers in third place is right on Arlzin's heels with 670 points. Defending champion George Yardley of the Detroit Pistons ranks fourth with 654 and Jack Twyman of the Cincinnati Royals rounds out the top five with 620. Kenny Sears of the New York Knickerbockers remains the most accurate field goal shooter with 194 of 370 tries for a .524 per centage. Boston's Bill Shaman, having hit on his last 18 free throws, still tops that department with 121 in 129 attempts lor a .936 mark. The Celts' Bill Russell baa no jeer in the rebound category, far outdistancing the field with 985 grabs off the backboards. De* roit's Dick McGuire has the moat assists, 908, but Bob Cousy of ioston has the best assists average, 7.6 per game. two weeks ago against Oklahoma, spared themaafrM that indignity but they played uncommonly bad basketball through tht first half and left at intermission trilling 34-95. They ca*me out winging for th* second half, though, and turned the game around within six minutes. With Ron Johnson playing closer to the basket and scoring on drive shots, the Gophers ran 10 straight points to move Into the lead. Johnson, Jerry Butler and Mario Miller steadily stretched the Minnesota margin and it waa all over five minutes from the finish, Ron hit 23 points and Tom Benson 12. Paul Neumann led Stanford with 18. The Gophers solved their problems by getting position under the basket for Johnson and sending their guards driving close to the basket before passing off. In the first half the Gopher backcourt men were simple prey for Stanford's pressing style and passed wildly often. Minnesota managed only two field goals for the first 13 minutes and shot only 25 per cent for the half to Stanford's 25. But the Gophers started cashing their easy shots in the second half and Stanford suddenly lost the range, For the night Minnesota shot 38 per cent to Stanford's 33 and the Gophers had a 41-29 edge in rebounding. Coach Ozzie Cowles sophomores had tough eledding in the first half, and the unit which won the game—Ron and Whitey Johnson, Benson, Miller and rookie Jerry Butler—might be the lineup Cowles finally settles on. , The Gophers are at Washington for Saturday and Monday night games. Minnesota now is 3-3. 'Double' Workouts for California Ttom BERKELEY, Calif. W— Coach j Pete Elliott Monday switched his Calfiornia team from single to twice-a • day football practice session in preparation for:the Rose Bowl game with Iowa. "They don't limit you to 16 practice sessions," Elliott said. "They Just say 16 days. You can work out all day if you want to." > The Bears worked out in aweat / suita on Iowa plays during ,tht morning .and donned uniforms for scrimmage Monday'afternoon. "We'll get into the Iowa stuff- in all the remaining workouts," he said. "We'll apend time in-each practice on defense and well also work . on our own offensive plans." _______________ special" to throw at Coach Weebi'ably will be ready for action at Ewbank's Colts next week, they !tack i e ^ offense. Buzz Guy, with weren't saying. It's FIGHT RESULTS — Len Matthews, 138^. Philadelphia, drew with Bay Lancaster, 139, Spartanburg. S. C., 8. PROVIDENCE, B. I. — Paul Fender, l«4',i. Brookline, Mass., stopped Willie Johnson. 160V*. Newark. N. J., 3. CARACU8 — Ike Chestnut. 128. Philadelphia, drew with Sonny Leon, 137, Venesuels. 10. CABACAS — Ramon Arias. 115. Venezuela, outpointed Jos* Oga«on, 114, Spain, 10. Additional Sports On Page 9 College Basketball GllAMBUNG (LA) INVITATIONAL First Bound Langstoa 79, Arkansas A*M 70 Prairie View 78. Tougaloo *» Southern Unlv 80, Texas College it Grauibllng 123, Wiley 67 KANSAS CONFERENCE First Round Botha uy 51, Sterling 45 McPhwson 81. Kansas Wesleyan 53 OTHER GAMES Seattle «1, Marshall go safe bet! a chipped ankle bone, definitely {will be missing at. guard. | Frank Gifford, who led thej ground gainers with 95 yards Sun- 1 day, was limping as a result of an injury to his left knee but he is expected to be in shape toi I .__» c- „,-.» »<„ Wph^or whn ' ; start. So will Alex weoster, wno . played last week despite two bad- !ly bruised knees. The game is a cinch sellout. All reserve and box seats were gob- 43 DUGAN'S DAILY GUI Suggestions they were put on sale. The tre- Connecticut 7«, Georgetown (DC) 68 ; _ on ,4 ni ,, rl e m a n ri fnrred the Georgia Tech no, Wyoming 7« mendous demand lorcea tne -• state 96. Toronto sa Giants to change their policy and e«. Xavier (Onio^ T^ !announce an advance sale of 12,000 Minnesota 72. Stanford eT"~ bleacher tickets at 14 each, and Ohio State 92 Ut&h Ad , Detroit 101, Delaware 71 5,000 standing room admissions Bowling Gomel -Shuffleboard - Archery •> Table Tennis Sets - Electric Football Game - Dartboordt • Games 5,000 standing ro< Western Illinois W, Texas Southern ' a { $5. The bo«fc cost $10 each; Texas Western 75. Missouri 71 jand the reserves go for $7.5U each.! Yankee Stadium capacity is 70,000. i The game will be televised na- Oklahoma 57. New Mexico A*M 53 Okla. State 66, So. California 54 Rice 81. New Mexico 69 Arizona State Unlv 79, Los Angeles Loyola 44 Idaho state 7i. Arizona si itionally (NBC) but New York andi ^BrUfham Young 72. 6u Mary's Calif.!, 75.^ ^ wiu bf Wacked flut ; Give a Gift Certificate Free Gift Wrapping DUGAN'S NEMITZ CIGAR STORE 415 N. Main HE 3-9964 130 6. Mill Hi 3-4190 t Jim Vocuro t Giles Heoly RAMSEY GOLF CLUB

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