The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 26, 1960 · 55
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 55

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Friday, February 26, 1960
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ONCEO JACK KRAMER'S; troupe comes to Frederickson Field House Monday night, giving Oklahoma City by far its finest such show with the tennis benefit under the sponsorship of the busy All-Sports Association. Heading the cast in the novel, offering will be Pancho Gonzales, world professional champion, who will be ably supported by Wimbledon titlist Alex Olmedo, former amateur king Ken Rosewall and pro runnerup Pancho Segura. , Fifth member of the team that will appear in 40 U. S. cities plus 24 more in Europe and -Australia, Tony Trabert, who has been participating only in doubles, will be excused fromXthe stop-off here for. a brief vacation from the grind.. However the personable, articulate, sandy-haired 29-year-old, who is the last to completely dominate the amateur field, spent a few hours in town Thursday afternoon while spreading the gospel of the pros. How is the barnstorming faring? "Good some . places and not so hot in' others. .We drew 16,000 in two nights at Los Angeles. It's "quite a: job,' keeping the show on the road, jumping around everywhere and averaging about five nights a week. Jury Out on Experiment "T T OW do we travel ? Always , up in the air, any way we can, by jets if they are available. Also we have three trucks on the road, carrying our can-'.vas and block and tackle." What about the new bounce rule installed by Kramer? This is the game's first drastic switch in many a blue moon, attempting to get more action, through longer exchanges. Kramer believes fans tired of seeing a guy with a big serve pin his man- deepy then rush to the net for an overhead kill. Now, for part of the floating tournament's nightly ""program, there must be a bouncing exchange on each side of the court, following thp, serve and prior to a volley. ! Of course the ace is still permitted under this ex-' periment. .Trabert finds both the spectators and players are greeting the trial with mixed emotions. Naturally the man with a powerful serve is rather annoyed. 'Another angle, we've played one way all our lives and it isn?t too easy -to change," says the youngster who has a bomb in his own racket. - "Actually it's just like giving an extra strike in baseball. It is harder, physically, more agility is .required. But if it can be proved this is what the customers want, the pros may keep it, at least to some extent." Pulling ior Open Play TRABERT is all for the proposed open tourna- mehts which would mingle professionals with si-mbn-pures. He sees many advantages, starting with a new 'boom for tennis in general. He believes the opens would, take the game out of its present step-child category. ;' "We don't get many of the real good young athletes," he explains. "The average youngster who is outstanding physically goes for football, baseball, basketball and golf. "It is quite natural. These games get most of the publicity and the kids can see their big heroes on television. If we had our own opens, such as golf, tennis would profit immeasurably." Another Trabert idea would be to have the game played on one surface, concrete, rather than also on grass and clay. "Cement is more accessible," he pointed out, "also easier to maintain. It is fast enough for the man with the power game but still slow enough for good recoveries and defensive play. Why, I never laid eyes on grass until I was 18 years old." Nope, They Don't Starve AND there are other Trabert convictions. He thinks Barry MacKay will be top U. S. amateur for 1960, Gonzales will not retire after this year and Earl "Butch" Buchholz, well known locally, must solve a temperament problem if he is to go all the way to the top. "The boy will be great if he thinks he is due for a Rood day, but if he believes otherwise he fights him self and his game goes to pieces." Unless the program runs too long, three matches are offered on the tour In the opener the split is $500 and $200. In the next singles, the main round pairs the winners of tne third previous night, the payoff is $800 and $400 with $200 going to the doubles victors. So far the tourists who started late in January and wind up in May, have collected this way $16,500 to Gonzales, $9,650 to Rosewall, $6,900 to Olmedo and $5,900 to Segura. Trabert is a native of Cincinnati and played prep and college basketball there. Yes, he had seen Oscar Robertson. Isn't Big-O fabulous ? "No, he's ridiclous!" quipped Tony. "It is terrible what he is doing to my scoring records broke 'em all in one night." ByngRambles To Easy Win In First Round Byng and the Haworth girls passed their first regional tournament tests in easy fashion Thursday night as play opened across the state for the small-school basketball powers. Byng, the No. 1 ranked Class B boys team, thuumped New Lima, 46-32, as James Kaiser connected for. 20 points. Haworth, tops in the A girls division, whipped Antlers, 37-19. Zelda Smith scored 23 for Haworth. In a battle of top-ranked Class teams, Tulsa' East Central tumbled Hominy, 69-60. East Central was sparked to its 22nd victory of the season against two setbacks . by Carl Hermason's 21 points. Charles Crawford, hit 20 for Hominy, which concluded its season with a 17-6 record. Hominy was ranked ninth . on the final Class B chart. East Central was 20th. The big. surprise of the day was turned in at Waynoka where Supply riddled Taloga, , , in a Class C game. Ta loga entered the game with a 27:1 record, a 23-game winning streak and a No. 11 state ranking- Hopper Scores 36 Taloga ihad beaten Supply, 44-36, in a playoff for the 270 Conference championship. Lead ing the. Supply charge were Gary Hickman , and Archie Jones with 21 and 14 points. The top . individual : efforts Thursday afternoon were record ed in losing causes.. Fred' Ho- per hit 36 points for the Mound Valley boys, but they bowed to Liberty of Mounds, '52-51. Sue Sanders netted 33 for the Cus ter girls who were edged by Cheyenne, 42-41. Woodland, the defending state Class C champion, blasted Gra ham, 70-48, at Wynnewood. Bill McNeil sank 25 points and Lawrence Williams hit 17. Dustin and Fort Towson, tht only remaining undefeated teams in the C ranks, continued rolling along. Dustin trimmed Varnum, 40-28, for its 27th straight tn umph as Noah Flanagan con tributed 14 points. Moyers Forfeits Fort Towson didn't even have to take the court. It was awarded a forfeit victory over Moyers when that school said it couldn't make the trip to Valliant because of bad roads. Fort Towson has a 23-0 record. The Wakita girls ran their record to. 28-0 wih a 55-22 romp past Byron-Driftwood. Kyle Rob erts scored 21 points and Sherill Best and Carta Tippin hit each. Paul LaBrue whipped in 26 to lead Byron-Driftwood s boys 56-43 win over Carmen. Keyes, ranked No. 10 in Class C, was toppled by a field goal m the final five seconds at Tex homa. Turpin won the game, 65-64, with Bill Foster hitting 20 points and Jerry Kirton and Dean Bartel 17 each. The Hiner twins, Ronald and Donald, scored 25 and 9 points for Keyes. Vamum 2a (C .boys). 46 (C hoys). Penn Stater Signs MONTREAL Hi The Montreal Alouettes Thursday signed Earl Kohlhaas, 21, a 226-pound guard from Penn State, to a try- out contract for the I960 Big Four football season. Buffalo Inks End BUFFALO. N. Y. Iff1) Dave Nichting, an end from John Carroll College, Thursday became the 48th player signed by the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. Pharoiih 59. Mulhall 46 (B Klrls), Byron-Driftwood 56. Carmen 42 (C boys). Wakita 55. Byron-Driftwood 22 fB ulrls) Lambert 42. Pond Creek 38 (B boys), Garber 39. Cherokee 29 (A sirls). Macomb 45. Sasakwa 42 (C boys) Spauldlng 42. Pleasant Grove 41 B jfi BynS 46.' New "lm" 34 AB boys) Tulsa East Central 69. Hominy 60 (B Bamsdall 51, Jenks 26 fA girls). AT CORDEI.L Yukon 50. Erlck 37 (B boys). Moore 43, Sayri 42 (ot. A tills). W.oud A3. Crescent" 42' in "boys), .uther .10. Yale 17 (A Klrls). rtn escK Wheat ey 61. Stroud 33 rn bo Weleetka 35, VnkS'n 17. (A girls). at livnicii Newcastle 48. Calumet 43 (ot, C bo Cheyenne terJB girls,. Waynoka 50. Buffalo 42 (I) boys). Moorcland 25. ljiveme2n (A gli AT TEXnoMA Turpin 65. Keyes 6t (C.hoys). .. , Felt 55. ftfJsjS' B lr,, Tullahassee Watts '38 (C boys). Watts 41. Brnwj 1 3J m elrls). AT VALLIANT . . ,. Fort Towson over Moyers. forfeit Eaefe'toWn over Movers, forfeit R Klrls). Valtlnni 41. Huso Washington 35 (B boys). Haworth 37. Aniicrs is ia ginsj. Taft 54, Eufaula Washli Illchita"48. Okt'hajS Liberty (Mounds) 52, Onloahy26; Osage 20 (B Klrls). AT Rivowoon Monmfl 47naUnte 44 f(B bjys). AT ELMORE CTTT Pureell 60. . RlnfHnir 34 (B boys), . . Elmore City 43. Lone Grove 28 (A girls). IV'-ESS's? ('ab JSC?; ilnston Savages Oust Central State From Playoffs SHAWN E E-Deti Mtr' driving layup with ond ,lft brok a ll and gava Oklahoma Baptist a 5-57 victory oyer Langtton hara Thursday night. Langsten had coma from 15 point behind to tie the seora with orta minute left. By FRANK BOGGS (Daily Oklanoman Sports Writer) SHAWNEE Deliberate Southeastern, with center Max Yarbrough playing at his best, shot into the finals of the state NAIA playoffs with a 58-52 victory over Central State here Thursday night. Oklahoma Baptist, the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference champion, was meeting Langston in the second game. The winner will clash with Southeastern here at 8 p.m. Saturday for the Oklahoma bid to the national small college tournament. Yarbrough, a 65 junior from Albuquerque, poured in 29 points as Southeastern jumped ahead early and led throughout. Yarbrough hit It of 16 from the field and his teammates followed . with similar accuracy as the Savages wound up with 61 per cent on Fake by Southeastern' James King (21) doesn't work on Central's Jack Has-kins (30) tut the Savages, fueled by Max Yarbrough and Dennis Brown, went on to win anyway, 58-52. Big Eight Indoor Track Action Begins Tonight Yarbrough Sparkles Southeastern gained a. 16-8 lead! with 6:23 left in the first half but j the Bronchos cut the margin to; 24-20 by halftimc. i Yarbrough was the whole show' in the last half, collecting 21; points during that stretch. Despite the Savage standout, Central managed to creep to a 42-39 deficit with 6:35 remaining. ; But Yarbrough was still in the game,' He hit two free throws, a short hook shot and a lay-up to pull Southeastern out of that danger spot. Brown Stops Vann But with 3:33. Central had reduced the gap . to 50-45. So Yarbrough hit seven straight points and Southeastern bolted into a 57-45 spread with less than one minute to go. Instrumental in Southeastem's victory was the defensive gem turned in by Dennis Brown, who had the difficult task of guard ing Broncho ace Bryce Vann Vann finished with 13 points but collected only five while. Brown was patrolling him. V Vann was held to a single free throw in the first half and didn't score from the field until nine minutes had gone by in the second half, Brown chipped in offensively with 16 points. Booker T. Washington led Central with 41. By JAY SIMON (DaUy Oklahoman Sports Writer) TANSAS CITY One of the greatest collections'-- of track arid field stars in Big Eight history began gathering: here .Thursday,! in - advance of the conference's 32nd annual indoor, championships this week-: end. i . . Preliminaries are slated Friday night at Municipal Auditorium to set the stage for Saturday night's; final program. Sandwiched into Friday's opening schedule will be the broad jump finals. Trials ars listed for the 60-yard dash, high and low hurdles, . 440, 600, 880. 1,000 and shot put. Additional events not Friday, Feb. 26, 1 9b0 27 requiring prelims are the mile and 2-mile runs, mile relay, high jump and pole vault. Kansas, indoor champion eight straight times, is favored to keep its conference track monopoly intact. Oklahoma, which tied the Jayhawks 61-all in a recent U.S. Hockey Team Stuns Canadians SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. WV-A, Head. Bob Cleary of Westwooa, Late in the second period, the ncver-say-die U. S. ice hockey team stunned world champion Canada 2-1 Thursday on the great defensive work of goalie Jack McCartan and soared into the undisputed lead of the Olympic round robin tournament. With three straight victories, the surprising Yanks had a one-point edge over the defending champion Russians, whom they play Saturday. The Soviets were tied Wednesday night by Sweden 2-2 but roared back Thursday to beat Germany 7-1. McCartan, from St. Paul, Minn., made 39 scrambling, lunging saves in the fiercely fought battle before a standing-room-only crowd of 8,500 at Blyth arena. In gold medal skating and skiing finals earlier. Russia and Finland divided honors, ana Dave Jenkins of Colorado Springs, Colo., skated into position to ta1e the figure skating crown Friday. The United States hockey team tallied in the first period when John Mayasich of Green Bay, Wis., fired a slap shot from 20 feet out which rebounded on the stick of Canadian goalie Don Elliott to Stress Morale, Defense CHICAGO Wl Personable Pete Elliott, unveiled as new Illinois football coach for the first time in Illini territory, Thursday said good squad morale, good defense and good Tecruiting were his basic aims. - Elliott, 33, former California coach and ex-Michigan athletic star, told the Illini club of Chi-eaao he . was impressed with films he had seen of Illinois final two victories of last season over conference champion Wis- etmsin and Northwestern. "I think, thoagh, I shoifld see trainped Elliott, who planted Ray Eliot at the Illinois helm. Eliot resigned after an 18-year regime to become Illini assistant athletic director. Illinois finished last season with a 4-2-1 conference mark for third place. Elliott, who becomes a Big Ten coaching rival of his brother Chalmers "Bump" Elliott of Michigan, said he will be "very active in selling Illinois" to prospective college football players. "Material it a key factor, and I will do as fine a job recruit-ina as I know how," said Elliott. Elliott said he wiU start his mini coaching with the T forma- Uoo. "That's all I can tell yon," be aAML "We wttjr tm ft something else before the se I want to keep our offense iple. but I want to use a spe cialist to his best advantage. Our fullback Bill Brown is a very good inside runner. We could emphasize that. With a speedy runner like halfback Johnny Counts, well try to design a play ior him, Maybe a cren pass to him will be the best Play. "An offense doesn't have to be complicated to work. Johnny Unitas (quarterback of the Balti more Cuts) told me be actually has run the same play IS times in a row if tt try That game,, or season-to-season. We'd little like to fool somebody some time. Elliott said that while some coaches belittle "rah-rah" football, he wns'a groat believer in morale. "I think that the morale of b squad has to be high to win consistently and any offense works if the spirit is right. The collegiate-looking coach said he is a. "firm believer" in a good defense. "You are only as good on of fense as you are on defense," Elliott said. "The better your defense, the more often you take possession in good field position which simplifies it rot your or Affense and defense b Yanks counted again when Paul Johnson ot West St. Paul, Minn intercepted a Canadian pass. skated down the left side, avoid ed the Canadian defense pair and scored with a backhand slap shot from 35 feet out. At 13:57 of the final period Canada scored as Jim Connolly picked a rebound off the stick of McCartan and slammed it home. The entire American team jumped on goalie McCartan so enthusiastically for his great game that he had to be pulled to his feet. Jenkins goes into the free skating finals needing to over come the advantage that Karcl Divin of Czechoslovakia built up in compulsory figures Viktor Kosichkina 22-year-old electrician from Moscow, won the 5,000-metcr speed skating title with a brilliant 7 minutes 51.3 seconds in blustery weather. Knut Johannescn of Norway was second in 8:00.8 and Jan Pres- man of the Netherlands third with 8:05.1. The veteran Finnish skiier. Vcikko Hakulinen, made up 20 seconds on his leg of the 40-kilometer (25.8 miles) men's relay ski race and then outfought Hakon Brusveen of Norway in the stretch to win by a few ski strides. The Finnish team was timed in 2 hours, 18 minutes 45.6 seconds. Norway was clocked in 2:18:46.4. Russia was third hi 2:21:21.6. The United States finished last in the 11 team field. The Ameri can team was composed of Andy Miller of Crested Butte, Colo.; Karl Bohlin. Minneapolis. Minn.: John Dendahl, Boulder, Colo.. and Peter Lahdenpera. Fort Leavenworth. Kari. Their time was 2:38:01.8, Jenkins performed so well on the last two ot his five com pulsory figures that he took over second place in the standings from Alain Giletti of France and cot Divin's lead. dual, appears to be the only team with an outside chance of dethroning coach Bill Eas-ton's spike-shoe kings. "If everything were to break just right for Oklahoma and: Kansas fell down 'in a few places they, (the Sooners). might be able to win it," figures Ne- braska coach Frank Sevigne. "However, I look for Kansas to win again." The Jayhawks number such veterans from last summer's NCAA championship outfit as sprinter-hurdler Charlie Tid-wcll. half-miler Bob Tague. sprinter-board jumper Paul Williams and the versatile Cliff Cushman. Among the eight returning individual champions are miler Gail Hodgson and shot putter Mike Lindsay of Oklahoma and two-miler Miles Eisenman of Oklahoma State. Eisenman turned in one of last winter's top efforts with a record-shattering 9:03.1 effort in the two-mile. Two weeks ago at the Los Angeles indoor meet Eisenman clocked 9:04.8 while finishing third and his coach, Ralph Higgins, says "he's farther along now than he was this time a year ago." Sure to draw much attention from Saturday night's expected sellout crowd are Oklahoma's pole vaulting phenoms .1. D. Martin of OU and Aubrey Doo-ley of O-State who'll be matching vaults for the first time this year. Cooley and Martin became history's 14th and 15th vaulters to clear 15 feet last spring and they'll be gunning for the meet record of 14-6 hung up a year ago by Nebraska's Ken Pollard. Martin has been over 15 in all three indoor starts this winter while Doolcy owns a sea son best of 14-9 after reach-in? a crest of 15-5 last year. Martin's peak effort is 15-3 . In addition to Hodgson, Lindsay and Martin the Sooners are banking on veteran-! Dee Givens, Bob Ringo and Hi Gcr-nert along with a fine cror of rookies as they seek to end Kansas' long domination of conference track. Among the standout sophomores in coach Bill Carroll's troupe are Mark Brady. Mark Sullivan, Richard Sinclair, Tom Raley, Don Warrick, Bob Wilcox and David Ewing. O-State boasts one of the loop's top sophomores in Bill Stone, whose 1:56.1 half-mile has. been bettered this winter only by Tague of Kansas. CENTBAl I5J 4 S-0 Z Brown 0 1-2 2 King 2 4-6 5 Varfirer 3 5-6 3 Overton 6 4-5 Smith" Richardson Rejects Latest Yankee Offer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. UP) Second baseman Bobby Richard son rejected the latest New York Yankee contract offer Thursday during a conference with Roy Harney, the club s assistant general manager. Richardson, who batted .301 last season, is reportedly seeking an increase of $5,000, or $2,000 more than the Yankees willing to give him. He re- portedly received $12,000 last year, Catcher's Dieting Pays Off in Cash KANSAS CITY 01 Harry Chiti, the Kansas City Athletics catcher, has traded portliness for money. Harry, who batted .272 last year, has been carrying around about 250 pounds. But the A's management thought he was too big. "If you get down to under 230 pounds by spring training time we'll up your salary," they proposed. Chiti went to work, mostly pushing hir.iself away from the table. This week he reported he was down to 226 pounds. Buffs Forfeit Big 8 Victory KANSAS CITY Ifl Colorado's basketball victory over ,; Iowa State February , I . was wiped out Thursday by, the Big Eight conference faculty committee which ruled Colorado must ' forfeit the game because of an ineligible player. The commi ttee denied N ebras- ka's protest -over its defeat by Colorado at Boulder January 16, and . the 62-57 : overtime score stands. Nebraska claimed a two-second error by the official timer caused its, defeat. The forfeit leaves . Colorado with a 6-5 league record,-' drop ping -the Buffaloes 'into fourth place. They had been tied with Kansas and Oklahoma for 'second place at 7-4 behind ' Kansas , State. Iowa State moved .into fifth place at 5-6, stepping out ; of a 4-7 tie with Oklahoma StateUni- : versity. The Colorado player was Roger Voss, who failed to make his first semester grades. He helped beat Iowa State, 70-53 at Ames on the first day of the second . semester, '.''then .;'.' was dropped from the squad. . Reaves Peters, Big Eight exec-r utive director, said Colorado of ficials reported they didn't have opportunity , to determine Voss' eligibility before the Iowa State game was played. Peters said the', faculty, .committee considered a , number of other decisions. ! The committee recessed until Friday morning. Women Golf Pros SlateOhioMeet WARREN, Ohio Wl A $16,000 tournament for , women professional golfers will be held next July 6-10 at the Trumbull Country Club at Warren, Ohio. A similar event was won at Alliance, Ohio, last year; by Mickey Wright. Kenneth H. Jones, Warren .industrialist, is director for the tournament in which 35 leading amateur women golfers will participate. The top professionals will come here from their national LPGA championship tournament at French Lick, Ind., July 1-4. ANNIVERSARY MONTH SPECIAL U. S. ROYAL NEW RETREADS for 17.76 7.5( BARGAIN BUYSALL TIRES JOE ESCO TIRE CO. . 1336 W. Main CE 5-5406 -TRANSLATION THERESA ! GREAT DAY COMING! See Sunday's OkWhoman!

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