The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 20, 1959 · Page 8
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Koeck's Comer By TOM KOECK ALBERT LEA FINDS ITSELF WITHIN STRIKING distance oLthe Big Nine Conference basketball lead and coach Paul Wilke will take the opportunity of an open date to scout Austin, the current leader, in two starts this weekend ... While Albert Lea marks time for the Jan. 30 dalej against the Packers, Ove Berven's club will keep busyj with two games as they play at Faribault Friday night I and against Robbinsdale at home Saturday. Wilke and; members of his cage team will watch both games. . . | A victory over the Falcons will give Austin a 5-1 con-! ference record and a full game advantage over the Tig- ! ers. .. ; Albert Lea gained ground by edging Rochester, 60-52,' with the help of 20 free throws, while Northfield subdued Red Wing, 49-39, and Winona beat Mankato, 75-69, in a! pair of upsets last Friday. .. j Wilke's Tigers hold a 50-49 victory over the state de-i fending champs, the only black mark on the Packer's rec-; ord, and that should be enough incentive for Austin to turn in another top-notch performance. . , This is Albert Lea's big chance to grab a share of Bigj Nine honors. If they lose it is unlikely they can geti back. . . ! Wilke is certain to have his notebook handy. Lets! hope'the Packers can give him plenty to write about. We' are willing to gamble that if Berven's club performs as: they did against Mankato and Owatonna, the scouting! trip won't do Wilke much good. . . j Fishina Luck All Poor j A GROUP OF AUSTIN COACHES DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TROU- ble dividing the catch following an ice fishing trip to Mille Lacs Lakes this weekend. . . For the party of eight only nine fish were hauled out of the icy waters, and a 3Vi pound walleye, caught by Dick Seltz, was the chief prize. Other members of the party were Veru Ojanpa, Sig Qvale. Jerry Olson, Sky Wilcox, Ray Lemmerman, Hal Cuff and Al Lehrke Fish-wise, the trip was not much of a success. . . ; That should be quite a basketball game at Shamrock gym Saturday when Marty Crowe's Pacelll team lakes on St. Thomas Academy of St. Paul. Shag O'Shaughnessy, coach of the Cadets, played his prep basketball at the Austin Catholic school and he would like a victory to celebrate another homecoming... Last year, Pacelli beat the Cadets, 38-28, but St. Thomas is con'. aiderably stronger and the outcome looks like a tossup ... Pacelli will risk a 12-3 record, which by any standard rates high. . . Griddersto Play Hopkins CORNER CHATTER — ATt Mass 1 .Austin football team will definitely play nine games next fall . . . The Packers, which posted an 8-0 record this past season, will play elghl Big Nine rirals and Hopkins of the Lake Conference will famish the rivalry for the non-conference datt. . . It has been learned that Yank manager Casey Stengel has recommended revised policies of salary talks In the cases of several very sensitive players, notably Moose Skowron. . . The customary maneuver of making the player feel that the club is offering far more than he is worth has had psychosomatic effects on the Moose. He'll be handled the other way ... Skowron was the last Yankee to sign last year and for Ms efforts he got a measly $1500 extra. Ills contract called for $21,500 and he obviously is worth a lot more. . . The Moose sometimes makes it tough on himself with protracted batting slumps. He had a bad one last year, but recovered for the World Series, in which he hit hainere^n (lie first and seventh games. . . '' *Casey will also slop referring to his six contenders for Skowron's first base job. The Moose is in possession... Boyer and Blanchard Stick With Yanks MAKES IT AS CAGE PRO — Hot Rod Huntley, form- West Virginia All-America shown here with his wife, is clicking in NBA pro basketball with the Minneapolis Lakers despite fancy-dan way of ball handling, says Laker coach Johnny Kundla. Hundley's court technique worries coach, but fans love it. (AP Photofax). MICHIGAN STATE NEXT Gophers Hold Poise to Defeat Wildcats MINNEAPOLIS iff) — Minne-1 Leading by seven points w 11 h | victory of the season and only its sola's basketball Gophers, so;eight minutes to go, they saw shaky-handed a month ago they i their advantage melt to one point once went 12 straight minutes i under the firing of Nick Mantis, without scoring, kept their nerve! But the Mirinesotans held their under pressure Monday night and i poise in the face of the North- today stood in first place in the | western rally and all the pressures Big Ten. j that pile up on a faltering team It was crowded, to be sure. The on enemv ground. Gophers had to share the space! Ron and White y Johnson res- with Illinois, Michigan and Michigan State. But Monday night's 71-67 victory over Northwestern at Evanston cued them in the final minutes just as they had Saturday against Purdue. j Each hit two free throws in the; second Big Ten triumph on the road in two seasons. The Gophers did it with 47 per cent shooting, their best performance of the year against a major foe. Northwestern shot 32 per cent. Minnesota went the entire game with only five men until Coach Ozzie Cowles put in Mario Miller in the ebbing moments to get another guard into the lineup. put the Gophers firmly in the run-! last minute to buttress Minnesota ning for the conference title, a ti a 8 ainst the Wildcats' rally. least until someone comes along j Through the first half it was to prove Minnesota doesn't belong.i a glittering exchange between Michigan State will try to do it'.Minnesota sophomore Paul Leh- Saturday night at Williams Arena. ; man and Northwestern's Willie Both tenths are 3-1. I Jones. Jones got 20 of his 24 points For the second time in three j before inteynission and Lehman nights the Gophers were subject-1 1G of his 22. ed to fierce late game stress. k ca(1 fl l Hnlftlme Minnesota 1 led 43-38 at halftime Kundla Learns to Live With Antics of Hot Rod Hundley May By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP)-Cletis By JIM KLOBUCHAR MINNEAPOLIS I/PI - The hard- bdiled pros tried to reform Hot Rod Hundley. They tried to get him to fold up his circus tent and play basketball with his feet on the floor and his eye on the ball. "I gave up after a year," said John Kundla, the old-pro coach of Ccrr/efon Five Favored Over Oles Tonight By THE ASSOCIATE!) PUESS Heavy - scdring Ivan Grimm and home court surroundings make Carleton the favorite tonight in a renewal of the ivy-laced basketball rivalry between the. Carls at St. Olaf. Grimm, the 6-foot-7 Carl center, who led the nation's small colk-g- es in scoring for several weeks, is averaging 27 points a game going into tonight's Jntracity battle at Northfield. Carleton has won five and lost two in the Midwest Conference, and St. Olaf four and three. The game is one of three on the Minnesota college program tonight. In the Minnesota Intercollegiate Conference action defending champion Duluth. Branch, unbeaten in six league games, meets tailend St. Thomas 1-6 at Duluth with a chance to boost its league load. In St. Paul, Hamline and St. John's meet in what could be a survival battle in the race to catch Duluth Branch, Hamline has won the Minneapolis Lakers. "Maybe it's just as well. He's never played better than he is now. Hundley has made it in pro basketball." Hundley is averaging close to 15 points a game and has made believers of the NBA's skeptics who didn't think he would last. "A lot of things change when Pettit Retains Scoring Lead you get a chance to play steadily," Hundley said. "I got the chance when Bob 'Leonard was h ti r t. When I found out the job was mine I stopped worrying about making mistakes. "It used to be that I Board Delays Action on Baseball WINONA, Minn. — Winona Baseball Assn.'s 46-man board of control drew a blank in a special meeting here to decide Winona's baseball future. The group, which formerly operated Winona Chiefs' teams In and built that to a seven-point j Southern Minnesota and South- margin twice after the Wildcats! castefn Minnesota Leagues, post- tied 44-44. Mantis took over after Jones was stopped and moved Northwestern to 65-64 and then 07-66. The Wildcats never caught up, however, and Ron Johnson's time I missed a shot or threw the ball away. Now I'm not pressing. I always felt I was good enough to make it go to the NBA." Hundley remains the fancy-dan and sideshow artist he was in college basketball when he was an NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Petit A11 - America at West Virginia. He of the SI, Louis Hawks has man-! rarely makes a routine play ' aged to retain his National. Basket nundlev ha * an aversion to the two. free throws with seven seconds left were the crushers. Mantis had 20 and Ron Johnson 18. Jerry Bu,tler, another Gopher sophomore who delivered a come- through performance, hit 14. Joe Ruklick, the Wildcats' top scorer with a 23-point average, started' m «de only five against a Gopher thinking about being yanked every- zone defense that risked field goals from outside to clamp down on' the 6-7 Northwestern center. The! five points represented a career 1 low for Ruklick. It was Minnesota's first road ball Assn. scoring lead. The Hawk star is No. 1 in scoring with 1,196 points, an average of 28.5. League statistics released today show Petlit averaged only 22.1! points last week, lowering his mark from 29.1 a week ago. commonplace in basketball and would much rather dribble behind his back and then fling the ball over his head than make a simple bounce pass. The fans love it. Kundla has learned to live with it, but he still Petifs 28.5 game pace still j cringes wnen Rod sl ; arLs whipping acting as a handy man, alternat- j five and lost two nnd st . Jolm - s ing between catching and the out-! :s 4.2. field with an occasional fling at The game matches one of \ h e er, the youngest of the ball-play-1 first base - At least, that's what .hottest offenses in the league, St. ing Boyer clan, and Johnny Blan- Manager Casey Stengel said in a chard, a long-ball hitting catcher, j winter press conference, appear to be the beat bets to make! Seven pitchers, a catcher, five Tohn's 86-points-per-game attack, against Hamline's fense. The Pipers tightwad • de- have yielded the grade with the Yankees this infielders and three outfielders \ only 58 points a game, year. make up the list of Yankee new-' Boyer is a shortstop but he | comers. The best record is sport- probably will be given a shot at * d by "fMander John Gable r of the regular left field berth. Blan-! Overland Park - Kan - who P° sted chard U a former outfielder who a ^ 7 record at Denvcr Iasl year ' heerled Hall of Famer Bill Dick-! . The ™ cords of tlle others should ey's advice and switched to ' Sjve tthitey Ford, Bob Turley, catling. The qualification of both 1 Dcm Larsen ' Ryne Duren and Co ' Is the ability to hit the long bauV n ° , ca " se l .° worrv ' Boyer played at Richmond last Ma ™ Free ™n, with a 13-10 year, Blanchard at Denver. The reco ™ at Den ver, will make his 22-year-old Boyer batted .284 but ourlh tnp to a Yankee training sports-happy, Latin-American Cuban Boxer Beats Zalazar By MURRAY Press ROSE Writer set is slightly ahead of the record 28.4 set by Minneapolis' George Mikan in the 1950-!51 season. Paul A r i z i n of Philadelphia moved to within 128 points of Pettit with 1,068 points and a 25.4 mark. Close behind are Cincinnati's Jack Twyman, 1,033 and 2-1.0 and rookie Elgin Baylor of Minneapolis, 1,005 and 23.4 New York's Kenny Sears Is the field goal percentage leader with a .514 average, connecting on .103 of 589 shots. Bill Sharman, Boston, is No. 1 in free throw percentage with a .932 standard. Boston's Bill Russell is top man in rebounds with 950 for a 22.6 a game average and teammate Bob Cousy leads in assists with 329, an average of eight a game. JO Area Cage Teams fo See Action Tonight Three members of the Southland Basketball Conference see action tunight, but all against outside ri- the ball around with the score close. "I thought we might try to get him playing a little more conservatively last year in his rookie season," Kundla said, "but this year, especially after Leonard got hurt, I just let him do what comes naturally." Kundla admits there were times last year when Hundley was close to being lopped. He played infrequently and averaged only seven points a game* "Right now, though, he's a regular and it's going to take a lot of moving to get Him out of there." poned any decision on baseball until a future meeting, tentatively set for Feb. Ifi. Only II of the 23 Winona or- ganizatlons, which make up the board of control, attended the meeting last night. With professional baseball gone, it was hoped that the board would agree to put a team in the Southern Minnesota League this year. But any such action will be delayed until next month. Election of new officers and board members was also postponed. Both professional and amateur baseball groups announced they were debt free. 4-Way Tie for Lead in Big 10 Tot. ,750 .750 BJG TEN STANDINGS W. Michigan 3 Mich. State 3 Illinois 3 Minnesota ,.',...3 Indiana 3 2 .fr'i Iowa 2 2 .SriO Northwestern ..............2 3 .-K-) Purdue 1 3 .230 Ohio State 1 3 .J.v> Wisconsin 0 4 .WO By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Surprising Minnesota and steady Michigan State joined idle Illinois and Michigan Monday night by climbing into a four-way tie for first place in the hectic Big Ten basketball race. But something will give Saturday night when Michigan Stai-e goes to Minnesota in the key conference game of week. CATCHING COLD — The Michigan State, playing ad fishing s frigid but good, ac- home, bounced Ohio State, 92-77, cording to Don Groves, haul-(for its third triumph in four ing in a catch on Sloans Lake j games. Minnesota, playing at Evin Denver. Anglers in north- , anston, bested Northwestern 71-C7. ern states take advantage of !The Gophers never trailed aft':r cold snap to fish through grabbing a 43-38 halftime edge. thick ice. Quick Shuffle Puts Kentucky Back on Top By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports Writer Once-beaten Kentucky is back atop The Associated Press weekly rankings today in a quick shuffle of the top four clubs. Michigan State, the nation's No. 8 team, had no trouble with Ohio State. The Spartans held a 51 -;W halftime lead and had four players finish in double figures. Johnny Green, Spartan rebounding ace scored 26 poinUs while Larry Siegfried was high for Ohio State with 20. "The team was at its sharpest offensively since the first of the year," said MSU Coach Fordcly Anderson. Ohio State Coach Fred Taylor said: "Michigan State simply beat- us on the boards— not only by John Green's tremendous rebounding but by team board Work. They kep; The Wildcats (14-1) returned to] us off balance all night and -we the No. 1 ranking, following a couldn't get into our pattern." week in the runner-up role, after North Carolina spilled erstwhile Apparently, the Sparts are b«- ginning to regain the form thty leader North Carolina State. That displayed before being surprised overtime success pushed North at Iowa two weeks ago. Carolina (10-1) from third to sec- "That was our best team effort ond, pulled Kansas State (13-1)!since the Dixie Classic," said up from fourth to third and j Green. "Only hard work and team 8-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1959 Lakers Will Demand No Segregation Clause plunked N. C. State (12-2) to fourth. The rest of the top 10 lists Auburn (11-0), Cincinnati (10-2). St. John's (NY) (11-0, Michigan State (8-2), Bradley (11-2) and| evi sed matinee. play will keep us going this way." Aside from the Michigan Stats- Minnesota game Saturday, Ohio State is at Purdue and Northwesl- is at Iowa in a regionally lei- West Virginia (13-3) in that order. Balloting and records are based on games through last Saturday, Illinois meets Notre Dame fit, Chicago stadium Saturday night and Toledo battles Lovola of Chi- MINNEAPOLIS UP) — Minneapolis Laker boss Bob Short wants an anti-segregation clause written into future contracts covering pro basketball games where racial trouble might arise. He said today he would recom- niend this at the National Basketball Assn. meeting in Detroit Thursday "ti nobody else makes the motion." Short's proposal stems from the trouble Minneapolis had Friday Campanella Escapes Injury in Auto Crash vals. Coach GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) — "I don't know what else could happen to me." That was Roy Campanella's reaction today to his close brush with serious injury in a second automobile accident. Campanella, ex-L o s Angeles and then bounced into Campanella's car. "I thank the good Lord I was wearing my neck brace and safe- Kentucky's margin over North ca S° in tne second game of the Carolina in the voting of 114; stadium doubleheader. sports writers and broadcasters! was a scant 11 points on a basis of 10 points for a first-place vote, nine for second, eight for third, play after he and two other Laker j etc. The Wildcatst'received 38 first place votes, just five more than the Tar Heels. night in Charleston, W. Va., where j Negro star Elgin Baylor refused to! i Negroes were denied lodging at a hotel. ' Short said Monday promoters of the game in Charleston indicated in a telegram Jan. 1 that the entire team could stay at the same hotel. B u t a spokesman for the Charleston group replied that Short misunderstood the meaning of the telegram and that the promoters had told the Lakers earlier Negro players would have to accept separate housing. "I want to see clause guaranteeing no segregation of housing or dining involving players when a game is moved out of the NBA city where it normally would be played," Short said. "By that I mean the 'home club' should be made responsible f o r seeing to it that there are no inci- Nationals Win, luare Series COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Nationals ice The rankings (first place votes In p.irpntli<>se.s) i I.Kentucky (3S) 029 2. North Ciirolluu (33) Q2Z . , . . .. _ . . 3. Kansas stat« ( r7) ...Tit hockey team evened its Colorado 5' Auburn Ca c? Untt S ' a " 3 (3> "•• 75(i| 8 ames at 2 ' 2 l)v heating Colorado 6. Cincinnati ('2')' ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. "Is™'College 4-2 Monday night. The Ti- ^Ojgers won Saturday. 'JOB The Nationals split two ganif .193 W ith Denver University earlier 22. ty belt," said Campy. "They'dents in whatever city the game is saved me from going through the i played." windshield.' Campanella refused medical aid Ralph Fetter's Elkton Dodgers' catcher who was para-| and was driven home by a pass ' ' - quftit, which leads the Southland I lyzed from the waist down in an hng inotonst - His dl ' iver race with a 6-0 record, hosts St. j auto accident a year ago, was iu .i Williamson, suffered a leg injury Charles, while Glenviile, seeking ! yolved in another crash Monday I was held at a llos P' tal for " ' ......... -• • treatment. Campanella's mother- in-law, Mrs. Fanny McNelly, was its first victory in 40 starts, which covers a three-year period, plays the Campanella was being driven from Manhattan where he had i Slammed 22 home runs and drove ::a "\ p - f rom . K^™™* come '.lad another fighter to cheer about; the Nvthwood . Kenselt Reserv ., hrnpAl .^ In 71 runs. The 26-year-old Blan- "sMhandera Jim Bronstad, 13-12, today in (ast-puncbmg Benny and G d M d entertains ! mode d recolcled b ' 02dca *'. * nni-l t;.». /"^ _„ i ~ i... ... i_;. i ' u* i .1 \ n.-i »i-it ,,s fi ilm . chard batted .291 but walloped 19 and Jim Coats ' wno won his onl >' :Kld) Paret ho two starts before comin * U P wilh T * alw * home runs and drove in % runs Boyer, whose assets are strong * ys busy 2l ' sore ann ' The Iefthanders are acked " p is {ift Bsht vic " Dlckl mo - and John a trade with Kansas Citv several years ago. The Ath- . letics had paid him a reported. ^?™ a _ n _. * h _° p °! ktted $50,000 bonus but gave up on him after his two-year apprenticeship had expired. Tommy Blanchard is expected to move baby ' W1 " seek an infielrt ulim >' >50,000 bonus several years ago, is back after a .264 mark at New Orleans. In behind Elston Howard as the No. 2 catcher with Bridgers New Baylor Coach in a 10-rounder at St. Arena. Benny throws leather quick and ty can take a punch well. , A pro is 27-2-1. Benny's victory over Zalazar a row over the •foot, 23-year-old Argentine. A Stewartville. home when an air compressor tied to a trailer on a truck trav- ! treated at a hospital for a minor injury and released. Leroy Newsome, Campanella's Short acknowledged in a letter to mayor John Copenhaver of Charleston that people in Minneapolis don't want to tell other cities what their racial standards should be. 'Gashouse Gang' Honored by Writers ST. LOUIS (AP) 9. Bradley 10. West Virginia '."({)'".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'" Tho second 10: Mississippi Sttite ,>,,,, 178; Marrjuotte (2) 87; St. Bonaven-jlast Week and Will meet the Filature (3) 76; St. LoulB (1) 50; Okla-: nep ,.= ; n H rp (.,i rn rnatfh in T)pn homa City 46; Seattle -H; Portland 39-' reiurn maicn in Uen- Northwestern 25; Vlllnnora 24; Utaii'Ver Wednesday. While CC's Tigers put on tremendous pressure in the third period Saturday, it was the Nationals' turn Monday night. Tiie Cleary brothers, Bob and Bill shot The 1934 St.; in tne deciding goals. Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang"! B°b Cleary's goal came after National League and world cham-' 52 seccmcls °f tn e period while Bill pions, were honored at a Baseball ] marked the insurance tally at Writers of America Assn. banquet! 17:M ' Bob assisting, here Monday night as "the most! T)HJ Nationals have a record of colorful team to ever represent! 14 victories, 7 losses and 2 tips. this city." CC stands 4--1-2. The banquet was in observation of the silver anniversary of the gang. During the speaking, Ken ALL-ROUND WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. - B;: Boyer, present third baseman of ly Packer of the Wake Fore. But, he said, he wants to be sure the Cards, announced that he had regular Grand Meadow hopes to add to a ,." "" " ""T \ , " tR , udv -1 Ie 8 ular "item .... ' ehng toward the city broke oose. ' does the drivi ivn-cnmp win strinn 1 anH inirirnvf i . ... J •""<".., U uca me uiivi the Lakers stay together as a team. To do this they checked into a Negro motel after Baylor, Boo El- attendant who usually i ij s and Ed Fleming were turned was seated two-game win string and improve! ?'hounH^ 0 ™ ™, 01 "« loose , does the driving, was seated in I down at the hotel where the Laka 3-7 record. L Z/ knoZ, r ?" ^ ^ WIt " Mr8 ' McNe " y ' > and crs »'«» reservations. They also _ Besides the Southland teams, ^.^5°^.^ ' K\Z^ L' ™JS? ^.^>' ""*«» at a Negro hotel in Hou, signed a new contract. Some 1,030 fans turned out to pay homage to the l!i:J4 club and heard some of the members of freshman basketball team is a t< p baseball prospect. Spring Valley hosts Harmony in a District One Conference game, and Hayfield travels to Ellendale. The Vikings, coached by Virgil * years, Paret's record p^ 1 " 8 ; l ™* spurtefd since ll ' e .. .,., , holiday layoff to win four straight He batted 289 at Denver. •RBrrn Fritzie Brlckell, the half-pint hus- . . , . Berra| tling shortstop is back again aft Was h ' s second in er hitting .2G6 at Denver. for a 5-5 season record. They have scored more than 70 points per game in defeating Adams, Blooming Prairie, Byron and Sanders, .268 at Denver; and John ;Reed, .309 at New Orleans. WACO, Tex. (AP)-^Iohu Bridgers, a husky Sunday School teach- 5 Win In City Loop er, will bring his outstanding defensive abilities as medicine in an Austin Printing, winner of the 6-3-1. zar's 15-0 record, all knockouts.I ln Jum ' 01 ' College cage circles. Monday night the kid w;>s, Mankato Bethany undefeated awarded a unanimous decision a f t .' Southern Minnesota Junior Colleg- er a rousing scrap. (Conference leader, plays North- Referee Teddy Martin and; western Bible Col!e g e a t Minnea/ Judge Bill Forst each scored it'P° !is 5-4-1. Judge Leo Birnbaum had it j Mo » da >' »'g»t, Worthir.gton JC 3. The AP card had Paret ahead Cropped a 95-78 decision to Norih- , pole, glanced off another vehicle; tinned home with Campanella. Zalazar, however, was handi-: A " Sanies begin at d p.m. effort to doctor Baylor's puny foot- f!fst ha!f CltJ! Lea 8 ue Ca ge title. ball standing. i S ot off *° a fl i' ln § sl art in second capped by a swollen, and possibly The defensive line coach of thei half play Wlth a 49 ' 4(J ciecisio » over broken right hand, from the sec- professional Baltimore Colts was! Rose Creek at lhe hlgh scho01 ®>' m •nnounced as the new head coach I Monday night. | The Printers led 24-19 at half' time and Riach led the attack with 'western JC of Orange City. lowaJ round on after he hit Paret on '"«? to P °* the head. and athletic director Monday. Dave Nelson, head coach at University of Delaware, turned 16 points. G. Bergstrom collected 15 for the losers. In the other league game. Johnson's edged Dexter, 3B-37, at the toe job down. He visited here last week and promised an answer! Honday. It came a* « regretful: ^^ 00, and Baylor officials almost: A ri^-.'L',' u , ** AJcAitJ i*ci i' \ in tl~i& sec or c announced Bridgers' ha!f fe!! shon a | tM traj , ;n ,, 2] _; fi WOT the past two years the Bars Phil Bm^'^r^d 17 for -he pmshed W the Southwest Confer-j winners, while Ra> Neubauer col- •M* football ceUar B under Coach,lected Ji for Dexter 5wn BoyiJ. Both Boyd 'and Ath-| Nates meets Dugan's tonight at tette Wreck*-George- Sauer re- the Shaw Gym as second i-aii ^faed late last year. |play conLuiues. Colorado Defeats Iowa State, 73-64 ., BOULDER, Colu. .}: ... Iowa State lost its fifth sira'ght basketball game m the Big Eight Conference Muud.-.y night by blowing its halftime lead nnd l:sr:sli:n» on the short end o! a 73-r,4 score against Colorado. w. \v Tilt Cl'. CKior t '!ii Iowa's Gunther Tops Big Ten Scoring CHICAGO (API - Iowa's Drve Gunther has pulled into a slim lead in the Big Ten all-games basketball scoring race. Gunther has 287 points in 12 games ior a 23.U average. North western's Joe Ruklick, held to 38 points in the last three games, has 281 points and a 21.6 average Willie Merriweather of Purdue is third with 236 points in 12 games for a 19.6 average. Ron Johnson of Minnesota is fourth the scoring with 221 points in 12 games and an 18.4 average. CAMPANULA ESCAPES INJURY - Former baseball star Roy Campanella, paralyzed a year ago in an auto crash, and his mother-irHaw, Mrs Fanny McNelly 64 are shown after another car accident Monday He was not hurt, but Mrs. McNelly suffered a possible concussion. In left background is Allan Maier, passing motorist, who stopped to help out (AP Photofax). ton, Tex. Narrow Lead for Geoffrion MONTREAL w — Montreal's Bernie Boom Boom Geoffrion, who hasn't scored a goal in 10 games. today found himself with only ;i one-point lead over New York's Andy Bathgate in the National Hockey 'League scoring race. Geoffrion, who has been blanked since Dec. 27, accounted for three- assists last week to raise h i s league-leading total to W points. Bathgate went on a five-point splurge, counting two bt^ls and three assists, and closed in with 53 points. The Canadiens' star has 19 gools and 35 assists. Balhgate heads the goal scorers with 25 and has added 2fi assists, league statistics released today show. Pressing t h e leaders are De troit's Gordie Howe and Chicago's Eddie Lilzenberger with 47 and 46 points, respectively. Last year's scoring champ, Dickie Moore of Montreal, holds fifth place with 42 points. ! Montreal goalie Jacques Plunte j leads the netminders. He has al- i lowed 86 goals, a low of 2.1K) a i same. Runner-up Terry Sawchuck >f Detroit is well bach with a 2.T;i mark F1UST SWJTGl'r , Illinois' lti-0 victory over AJichi that team including Leo Durocher, | gan State marked the Spartans- Rip Collins, Joe Medwick and Pep- [ first football shoutout in -to games per Martin, recall anecdotes of Wisconsin blanked MSU li-0 in the swashbuckling crew. 1954. Organized Baseball Faces Strike Threat By E» CUKKIGAN Assockiti-tl Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Organized baseball today was faced with its first serious strike threat in more than a decade. The dispute between the International League Baseball Players' Assn., and the league over a proposed pension plan appeared to have reached an impasse with the Players Association ordering its 160 members not to sign their contracts and not to report for spring training, the league refusing to budge on its stand and baseball Commissioner Ford Prick standing warily on the sidelines. Here are the feelings of the disputants: Bob Chakales, Richmond pitcher, and one oi ihe player repjvst-n- tatives—"Unles the league grants us a pensiuii or the officials sit down with us for a tiiscusion with honest intention, we're going to stand pat anil go through with our plan (to strike i." Frank (Shag) Shaiighneasy. International League prt.vdmt — "Our biggest problem is one oi money. We just don't have it and j are in no way able to finance an.y jkmd of pension plan. If they think (they can budge us, they're wrong. We'll stand pat." Commissioner Frick —"1 have never been askcxl to sit in on a ! conversation and I have never ibeeu asked about the rule. There ;is really nothing for me to say about this. It's a matter between the players and the clubs." The International League Players' Assn., claims it represents 98 per cent of the players in the league. Chakales and Toronto '• pitcher Eddie Blake, the other representative, said the strike res- ,olution was adopted last Oct. 15. ' The players estimated that a fund somewhat similar to the big league plan, would cost about $293 000. They said they would be willing to contribute about $37,tK)0 and that when they are' 511, they would draw $59 a month. Only those who played five years would be eligible. They inamttuiu-d the money could come from exhibition Billies again s t major league teams, the All-Star Game and t!i. Little World Series

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