The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on February 24, 1966 · 35
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Thursday, February 24, 1966
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Red Sox Off For Sun Land SPORT 8 At ; r" . Ji r; - Thirty-Five THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1966 liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii CLIF KEANE lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Celtics Costing Waldron Sleep A Koufax or Drysdale will probably come closer to getting the $500,000 they want than a guy who wants $17,000 and not $15,000. The ordinary player can grumble, but the great player must be satisfied. Jack Waldron knew nothing more about basketball than what the score showed when he became president of the Celtics. He had been a good athlete at Fordham, and knew about double-teaming the guards and picking-off the backerup. In basketball he watched the ball hop from hand to hand and on into the net. Rut Vio Airl rnrxr ho had WALDRON . ; cm n a gieai audi m jjiii j.vuoacj.1, and he knew that Russell's demand for $100,001 had if Tgjj i I - SWOOPING EAGLE B.C.'s Willie Wolters hauls down rebound and appears perched on the shoulders of Tufts' Jim Claffe. Tufts defenders Ron McRobbie (22) and John Campbell (30) converge, as B.C.'s Jim Kissane aids Wolters. (Charles Carey Photo) N.U. Faces Seven Games in 10 Nights to be met. "It was an awful lot of money," said Wal dron Wednesday, still gurgling over the Celtics' trip. "Yet there's no way to evaluate a great star. "You have to deal with him in terms of what he Is satisfied with. And Russell was satisfied with $100,001, no more or less. We paid him the money." Waldron went home to his son after the star signed for three years and the kid told him to visit one of those long-haired geezers. "But I took him to a game and after a quarter the kid looked at me and said, 'O.K., Russell is worth what yo'u pay him.' So there's peace." Waldron claims he barely stays awake late enough for the news, but heard all the show on the road in the West. He rolled, pitched, stayed awake for an hour-and-a-half after the game. "Darn," he said. "I'm all fouled up. But this is some team we have." He says he's learned something of the picks, and the matching of players, and all this defense in pro ball. "I could stand a few more lessons in how it's played," he said. "But I'm watching more than the ball." The playoffs are. only a few short weeks away and the new boss of the team will be unlike the late Walter Brown, who always got himself into such a stew during them. Walter shut himself from everything when the team was away in the playoffs all those years. Occasionally he made a trip, and will always be remembered for the way he faced the cameras out in Los Angeles and tore the gizzards out of the whistle blowers. But usually Walter bade his team goodbye, said he was a jinx, prayed for them and stayed home. This will not be Waldron's approach. He may be found selling tickets at the gate if Auerbach wants it that way in the playoffs. He's starting to throb a little, and that little incident he had about Norm Drucker may be insignificant if things don't go well in the playoffs. He still thinks that the $3 million he took through the grillwork at the bank and wet his fingers while he counted it was a good investment for his outfit, National Equities. It isn't bringing the greatest return imaginable, but all the side effects fit in nicely. He went into the usual doffings towards the team, the bits about spirit, pride, guts and how he wished he could sit and put on paper how much he thinks of this team. A lot of people still ask how a man can be at all interested in this game after a number of years. It's the team. If we had a Green Bay football team, a Dodger ball club, the Montreal franchise, then the Celtics would hardly be on anyone's lips. But this team is something else. It brought worry onto itself after its first game out West, a bad licking by San Francisco. There were still games in Los Angeles, two, and back to San Francisco and, as luck would have it, men were toppling all over the place. Would it be second place? Third place? All of a sudden maybe it was Mel Counts who just was able to piece things again. Mel Counts. It looks like a brand new game to him every time he touches a basketball. "That guy must have been something," said Waldron. "And to think he wasn't making those awkward fouls." Dispute Announcement Ivies Did NOT Sign N.C.A.A.1.6 Rule By FRANCIS ROSA Northeastern's basketball team played a tired game Wednesday but good enough to jump into the Beanpot Hoop final for the fourth straight year. The Huskies defeated Boston University, 75 to 57, and next week? That's something else again. This is how the first week of March will go for the Northeastern Huskies: They will finish February by playing Boston College in the Beanpot final. That's next Monday night. Then, on Tuesday, they play Springfield in the N.C.A.A. College Division Regional Playoffs. If they win that game they play the winner of the Assumption -A.I.C. game on Tuesday, Mar. 2. If they win that one they'll play the winner of the New York Regional on Mar. 5 for a berth in the Nationals at Evansville, Ind. "All together," said coach Dick Dukeshire, "We can play as many as seven games in 10 days. That's asking a great deal of any team." While .the Huskies were defeating B.U. under the watchful eyes of coach Eddie Steitz of Springfield, the announcement was being made of the pairings for the New England Regional playoffs, which will be held at Springfield, Mar. 1-2. And after Northeastern had won, Athletic Director Herb Gallagher had started the wheels in motion to move the New England Playoffs back one day to Mar. 2-3. He'll wire the N.C.A.A. asking for the change on the grounds that the Beanpot is an established tournament and it would impose undue hardship on Northeastern to play three games in three nights. The pairings announced this afternoon are: Mar. 1, 7:00 p.m. A.I.C. (16-6) vs. Assumption (16-6); 9:00 p.m. Northeastern (15-6) vs. Springfield (19-4). Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m. Consolation Game; 9:00 p.m. Championship game. The winner of the New England playoff will then get home court for the Mar. 5 game, against the winner of the New York Regional. . The Huskies, of course, were pretty happy to get into the Beanpot finals and get to play Boston College next Monday. The Eagles defeated Tufts, 99 to 66, Wednesday night at B.U.'s gym. But the Huskies were not thinking too much about B.C. They were thinking of Springfield. "This is the team we all wanted," said sophomore star Harry Barnes, "We wanted Springfield or Assumption in the tournament because both beat us this season. This way we may get both of them." By ROGER BIRTWELL The Red Sox are off for Spring training today. From such stray spots on the map as Yazoo City, Miss., Santa Rosa, Calif., and Haverhill, Mass., 26 pitchers and catchers are streaming toward the new Red Sox training base at Winter Haven, Fla. They are traveling by car almost made it, but he wan and by plane. In this era of traded this Winter to the Los prosperity for the athlete, Angeles Angels. He'll train in none are traveling the way Palm Springs, Calif., the most Pepper Martin once did. enchanting place ever inhabited Pepper unaware of his des- by a major league ball team, tiny as a World Series star The 26 pitching and catching pocketed his expense check candidates start practice to-and road the rails to Braden- morrow. Some of the remain-ton, ing 18 players infielders and The party leaving Boston outfielders probably will work today consists of one player out with them. Haverhill catcher Mike Ryan The entire 44 are required along with press steward to be in uniform next Tues-Tommy McCarthy and a bevy day. of newspapermen. By midnight Why 44? In addition to the tomorrow night, Ryan should normal roster of 40, three be famous. Then all he'll have players just emerging from to worry about is hitting the military service are on a No. 2 pitch. so-called "military list" and It will be the first time the are eligible along with the Sox have trained in Florida regular 40. since 1958. Sarasota. Fla., ex- And the 44th player, tech-ccpt for the war years, had nically the property of a Red been their Spring base since Sox farm team is Bill Conig-1933. But in 1959, they quit liar0j younger brother of the Sarasota and for the next Sox outfieider, Tony, and who seven years trained in An- hopesas his brother did be- Z0Ma' . v , tm fre him to bo mup from the Now they re back in Florida. lower minors to the varsit in Their old ballpark in Sarasota a gi le seasQn was not available. Chicago s r.e White Sox not only had vice pres DickJ 0-Connell Captain Gerry Knight of grabbed it, they also bought reported that our pitchers Somerville, said, "Springfield the "Jf"" hotel-and ex- tWQ of thfim regular tarters is the team we wanted all paJ?.?, 1 V,' . .remain unsigned. They are uu. ..own, AHYt JIlUltLlaU, and a new came from Hous- panded that. So the Red Sox are n n n i . 1 c i . . n iu uie ueuiei ui uie aiaie, awav T cinu.n.. f umv y u. iv ua looi nine aim iium nit pel 11.1 anu x-iiainu n:nLop u U ,--k. TU1 train- t'11"-"'-1 right. They beat us by we think we can beat them. I don't know how playing on three consecutive nights will affect us, but it won't be a picnic." Someone suggested to Dukeshire that Northeastern use a zone against B.C. next Monday, "So your players can coast a little on defense." Said Dukeshire, "We've never gone into a game not wanting to win and if you play in the Nationals you have to play three consecutive nights anyway." Then coach John Burke, of B.U., came into the dressing room and said to the Northeastern players, "Don't think about the tournament." N.U. Page 37 U1C SCdSUUlC. lilCll new iicun- . f T1. T i i - ome is 50 miles from . . , . f. Tampa, 50 miles from Orlando, eJntncal name of DarreU and 17 southeast of Lakeland Of the Red Sox who trained in Florida in 1958, not a single one remains. Frank Malzone RED SOX Page 38 B's Murphy Would Like to Return ... If By will Mcdonough Ron Murphy retired from the Bruins Wednesday "for strictly personal reasons." Murphy then told The Globe that if things could be worked out "I'd like to come back and play for Boston next year. "This had nothing to do with Milt or Mr. Emms. And they have a fine bunch of fellas on the Boston team." Murphy was asked what triggered the decision. "It was a lot of little things all at once. I have some investments that need immediate attention and my wife isn't feeling well either. "Then we would have had to move the family to Boston and take the children out of school again." Just Monday, Murphy drove his family home from Detroit to Hamilton, Ontario. He has two children of school age. "Tuesday I went to Montreal and joined the club again with these things all on my mind. I talked to my wife again that night by phone and we agreed it might be best if I retire at this time. "I told her I'd tell the Bruins of my decision the next day and she said okay." Murphy said he would leave shortly for Windsor, Ont., where he has some business ventures that need immediate attention. "After that I'm going to try to get everything cleared away in my mind and think this whole thing out properly. "Right now I'm under suspension but I feel like I want to play some more hockey later on. If I still feel that way in a few months I hope to contact Boston and see about next year." 'W - Tn lf By JERRY NASON (ports Editor Contrary to a carefully-vorded announcement by the N.C.A.A. last night, Ivy League college have not signed either I-A or I-B compliance forms in the 1.6 legislation. "Furthermore, we have no intention of doing so," stated en Ivy spokesman today. The Ivy group has persistently rejected signing the academic standard of the K.C.A.A. (1.6 on a 4.0 grading system for students receiving athletic scholarships). Ivy colleges maintain that their own academic standards are much higher and. secondly, they don't grant athletic scholarships as such. They have been joined in their position by dozens of smaller colleges cf high academic rating. "The N.C.A.A.5 Wednesday statement, while correct !n its wording, is m;lead-inr."a Harvard A. spokesman said today. "It stated that the Ivy colleges had 'filed their compliance.' "This is true only to the extent that we submitted to them our own Ivy eligibility certificate and our regulations for students. "This was merely to show them that we are 'complying' above and beyond their 1.6 standard. "But we have not signed their certificate of compliance and we have no intention cf doing so. This has been the Ivy stand all along." What gives the Ivy colleges concern, stemming from the misleading N.C.A.A. announcement, is that many other smaller colleges will waver in their similar stand. The X.CAVs correcllT-wortied, but misleading reference to Ivy 'compliance' makes it look as if the Ivies abandoned all the smaller colleges out in mid-stream with out an oar," was the Harvard reaction. "And this is not so. Our position now is exactly as it 23 " jj $ Old Smoky Warms Up Smoky Burgess, veteran White Sox pitcher who made professional start in 1944, takes first cut at ball in Spring training camp at Sarasota, Fla. (AP) Memorial, No. Quincy Draw Byes in Tech By NEIL SINGELAIS As early as midway through the high school basketball season, people were predicting that Catholic Memorial and North Quincy loomed as the teams to meet in the championship final. SELECT SIX G.B.I. All-Stars from left: Edgar Bastarache, Waltham: Kevin McLatchy and John Britt, Newton; Peter Morse (with Arlington cham pionship trophy), John Deveaux (with the MVP trophy) and Bob Havern, all of Arlington. (Paul J. Connell Photo) So it was only fitting that director Henry McCarthy should announce that Memorial and North Quincy are the only Class A schools to be awarded byes in next week's preliminary rounds at Boston Garden. Last season Catholic Memorial, coached by Rapnie Perry, dominated the Tech, thanks to its 6-8 center Ronnie Teixeira who is now a freshman at Holy Cross. But Art Good, who goes 6-5, is back. North Quincy has been a Greater Boston League power the last two Winters and part of the credit belongs to its fine 6-6 center Dave Zink who was named to the Globe All-Scholastic team as a Henry McCarthy Jr., son of the tournament director. Holliston failed to make the tourney and won't be able to defend its D title, so it looks as if Dom Savio of East Boston and Lincoln Sudbury, the only unbeaten schools in the division, have the inside track But other teams like West-wood, Bellingham and Manchester may have different ideas. A couple of familiar faces will be missing from the Tech this time Somerville, which failed to make the grade for only the second time in 24 years and Brockton, which has qualified for the most tournaments in all 26. Somerville, incidentally has won the most "A" titles 7. Power Goal Tops B's, Gives Habs First Place Tie aiwavs has been: Page 38 Br I N ant AP Defenseman J. C. Tremblay of Montreal will never go down in the Caiadiens annals as a goal-getter, but there are times when he wields a pretty big stick. Wednesday night Tremblay had one of those moments that every defenseman relishes as he slapped in a third-period mnniiimmimmitmimmiiiiiiMimimimimiiiin More Sports On Page 34 BOTranmmnnmnmmimnmptmnnnma power-play goal to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. The triumph enabled the Canadiens to tie for first place in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks. The Black Hawks dropped a 3-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs while the New York Rangers handed the Detroit Red Wings a 5-0 shutout in other action. Tremblay, w ho prior to this season had scored only 13 goals in five years of N H L. play, notched his fifth of the current season with only 1:50 remaining in the game to give Montreal iu victory. The Canadiens got the' break tey needed at 18:03 when Boston's Bob Dillabough was penalized for deliberately falling on the puck. Claude Larose had tied the game at 3:34 of the final period. The Bruins led 2-0 in the first period on goals by Ron Stewart and John McKenzie. Ralph Backstrom scored Montreal's first goal. Two rookie goalies, Al Smith of Toronto and Cesare Maniago of New York, were the key f.gurer in their Te-spective team's victories. The Maple Leafs, with regulars Terry Sawchuck and Johnny Bower sidelined by injuries, lost minor league replacement Gary Smith with a leg injury early in the first period. So, the Leafs had to call on 19-year-old Smith, a Junior A goalie, to fill in against Bobby Hull and Co., and all he did was make 32 saves and blank Hull. Smith took over in the Toronto nets with the game barely two minutes old and had the Hawks shut out until pa--t the midway point of the final period. Then, with Toronto's Tim Horton and BRITNS Page 36 junior. Durfee High of Fall River, a four-time Class A winner. liiiMllllllllllllltllllllllllltlinillllllllllllllllllllinillll is in the hoop carnival for the 22d time. Other schools to watch are Quincy, which holds the only win over North Quincy, and Cardinal Spell-man, the recent Class A New England Catholic Tournament victor. Spellman also has the distinction of ending Memorial's winning skein at 44 straight. In Class B Melrose High, coached by John Killilea. tops the seedings. followed by Carmelite and Jamaica Plain. Returning as defend ing champion is waKeneia. Clubs to watch include Brain-tree, Dan vers, Norwood and Mission. Oliver Ames is back to protect its Class C crown but Holy Family, the N.E. Catholic C champion, is riding high with the only unbeaten rec- 4 Ice Tourney Games Saturday The State Hockey Tournament sets under way Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Arena with four preliminary games. A record 37 schools have qualified for the tournament, and this has caused the starting date to be advanced from Monday to Saturday. Other pairings will oe announced later. Saturday's pairings: Dedham vs. Burncoat, Worcester. Natick vs. Falmouth. Waltham vs. Matirnon Hyde Park vs. Arlington ord. Among the 13 qualifiers - is Chelmsford, coached by BniiuiiminnnpnranmiffliiniiiniinranramiB i I 1 4

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