The Daily Independent from Kannapolis, North Carolina on November 23, 1965 · Page 10
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Tuesday, November 23, 1965
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PAGE TEH Your Home Newspaper—THE DAILY INDEPENDENT—Kannapolis, N. C. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1965 Clay Selects Terrell As Next Title Foe UCLA Jumps To Fourth Spartans Pad Lead In Grid Standings o NEW YORK (UPI) — Mighty Michigan State, fresh from a 12-3 dubbing of Notre Dame, solidified its hold on first place in the weeklly United Press International Board of Coaches ratings today while UCLA, its opponent in the Rose Bowl, jumped all the way In fourth. The Spartans, whose decisive | Conference showdown against Auburn on Saturday, moved up one rung to fifth and Missouri, a Sugar Bowl team which tied UCLA earlier in the season, advanced two positions to sixth. Tennessee, a 19-3 conqueror of Kentucky, became the only new member of the top 10 this week. The Vols, who already have accepted a Bluebonnet Bowl invitation, were 13th last week and moved up to eight today. Texas Tech. victimized by Arkansas, nevertheless clung to ninth place but losers Notre Dame and Southern Cal were less fortunate, sliding to seventh and 10th places respectively. Purdue, 10th last week, slipped to 12th behind Ohio States, which occupied the position in the previous ratings. Louisiana State, Arkansas’ opponent in the Cotton Bowl, vaulted from nowhere to 13th place, followed in order by Florida, Georgia Tech, Tulsa, Syracuse and Mississippi. Colorado and Kentucky deadlocked for 10th. 12th Round TKO Stops Patterson victory over the Irish was their 10th in an all-winning season, drew 28 first place votes and 338 points for the highest totals compiled this season. State, which won't play again until the Pasadena classic on New Year's Day, is now a virtual certainty to win the national championship. UCLA, which began the season under new coach Tommy Prothro with little expectations, climaxed a glowing Cinderella campaign with a 20-16 victory over arch-rival Southern California in a game which dccidcd the West Coast's Rose Bowl representative. The upset victory, which elevated the Bruins record to 7-1-1, vaulted UCLA three notches from seventh with a total of 2IB points. The Bruins, whose only loss was to Michigan State 13-3 in the opening game of the season, have one remaining game with eighth-ranked Tennessee on Dec. 4 before beginning preparations for their bowl appearance. Arkansas and Nebraska held their ground in second and third positions, respectively. The second-ranked Razorbacks, headed for t he Cotton Bowl after whipping ninth-ranked Texas Tech to close out a perfect 10-0 season last Saturday, lost some support with only five first place nominations and 305 points, seven more than Nebraska. The Cornhuskers, with two first place votes, will appear in the Orange Bowl after a Thanksgiving Day encounter with Oklahoma Alabama, with a Southeastern UCLA Gets Rose Bowl DDroval Mich. St. (28) (10-0) 338 Arkansas (5) (10-0) 305 Nebraska (2) (9-0) 298 UCLA (7-1-1) 2lfi Alabama (7-1-1) 190 Missouri (7-2-1) 142 Notre Dame (7-2) 132 Tennessee (5-12) 60 Texas Tech (8-2) 53 Southern Cal (6-2-1) 49 Second 10 — 11, Ohio State 37; 12, Purdue 31; 13, Louisiana State 29; 14. Florida 11; 15, Georgia Tech 9; 16, Tulsa 6; 17, Syracuse 5; 18. Mississippi 4; 19, (tie) Colorado and Kentucky 3. Others receiving votes—Dartmouth. Duke and Illinois. x-l. x-2. 3. 4. 5. x-6. 7. 8 . X 9. 10. A|)|! SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—It will be UCLA and Michigan State — a pair of teams which didn’t figure to go far this season — in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. The Uclans were awarded the trip Monday by the Pacific Eight ( AAWU), after staking a solid claim to it by upsetting Southern California last Saturday, 20-16. I lawks Like New Home Bv United Press Internationa! The St. Louis Hawks suspcct today that a “home away from home” is no place like home. The Hawks have adopted Memphis, Tenn , as a "home away from home” this season with eight games scheduled there. They played their first of the National Basketball Association season there Monday night and the result was a 112108 victory for the San Francisco Warriors LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)— Cassius Clay, an easy victor over a sore-backed, sore.handed Floyd Patterson, today designated Ernie Terrell as his next possible opponent. The unbeaten Louisville lip gained nothing in the way of prestige in jabbing and hooking his way to a 12th round technical knockout over Patterson Monday night at the Convention Center. Referee Harry Krause stopped the fight at 2:18 of the 12th of a scheduled 15-rounder with the dead-game. 30-year-old Patterson staggering about the ring, glassy-eyed and in obvious pain. Most of Patterson's pain came from a muscle spasm he suffered in the fourth round— two rounds before he suffered the bout's only knockdown—and from aching hands he injured early in the fight. Sound Beating True, the 23-year-old Clay gave the former, two-time champion from New York a sound beating, just as he had promised, doing most of his damage with lightning-like left- jabs and hooks that crashed through Floyd’s peekaboo defense. Patterson, though, went into the fight with an aching back. He revealed he hurl his back in training last Wednesday—the day he cut short public workouts. Floyd has had chronic back trouble for several years—and most boxing experts were certain today that he has fought his last fight. Patterson wasn’t willing to accept retirement—yet. “I want a specialist to examine my back when I get bark to New York,” Floyd said. “Then 1 11 decide about quitting.” If this was Patterson’s last fight he went out with a crowd of 7.402 at the Convention Center cheering him for the amazing courage he displayed in the face of clay’s almost constant attack. Floyd, who weighted 196ri< to Clay’s 210. gave his supporters their only chance to cheer in the opening round. Clay didn’t land a single blow in that session as Patterson bombed away to Ihe body and head while avoiding the champion’s flicking .jabs. 4Clay’s l ight Clay took command in the second round, though, when he landed 36 left jabs and hooks About Demise Of Milwaukee Frick May Support Statement i!y (Hies NEW YORK (UPI)—Retiring do Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick is expected today to support National League President Warren Giles’ statement that American League expansion contributed to the demise of Milwaukee as a major league city. Giles said Monday in a sworn deposition in connection with an anti-trust suit filed against baseball by Milwaukee County that he had firm proof the transfer of the Washington Senators to Minneapolis-St. Paul in 3961 hurt attendance in Milwaukee. Frick, who said in his first appearance at the hearing, Nov. 12, that the primary responsibility of a baseball owner was to himself and not the fans, will be under double- T thought it would be a fine thing to take baseball to an area that did not enjoy it,” he said. ‘‘It hleps round out the league, opens up a new area and makes the National League truly national. “Mayor league baseball must be considered on an area level rather than on a corporate level,” Giles continued. “There n.ust be consideration of the area a franchise serves.” Hickey Condition Siili CriticoI 4nd Still The World's Champion Champion Cassius Clay, arms raised, is waived to a neutral corner as challenger Floyd Patterson takes a mandatory count of eight during the sixth round of their Monday title bout. It was the first round of stepped up action by Clay and left the ex-champ wobbly. Clay won by a 12th round T.K.O. —UPI Telephoto. and followed up 34 similar blows in the next session. That set the pattern for the rest of the fight—Clay pitching and Patterson catching. In the sixth, Patterson dropped to one knee when he caught a left hook to the side of the head. The referee inter- ruped the count at five when Clay came out to the center of the ring from a neutral corner. This was the same stunt Cassius pulled in this first defense of the title against Sonny Liston at Lewiston, Maine, May 25. On that occasion, referee Jersey Joe Walcott was befuddled by the champion’s act and chaos ensued when Calv was credited with a record 60-second knockout. Krause, a veteran referee, waited until Clay obeyed his order, then resumed the count after about a four-second interruption. Although Patterson did not appear in danger of being counted out, he waited until the count reached nine before signifying he was waiting to resume fighting. From that point on, Clay had Patterson on the verge of a KO many times. It was difficult to determine if Cassius merely had elected to punish Floyd as long as possible or he simply lacked the finishing power of a champion. Lost Chance Patterson, however, realized his chances of regaining the title went out the window in the fourth when his hack went out of whack. At the end of each round starting with the sixth, he complained of the trouble and trainer A1 Silvani would bear-hug Floyd and lift him off the canvas in an attempt to relieve the muscle spasm. Floyd hung on gamely, but at the end of the ninth round he turned to a friend at ringside and said, “I'm sorry.” Patterson was beat then but he wouldn’t quit, not even at the end of the 11th when Krause asked, “are you ok, Floyd?” and the challenger lied, “yes.” Midway in the 12th Clay had Patterson in trouble again. Krause waited another 30 seconds, then signaled the end. Krause had his own ideas about whether or not Clay could have polished off Patterson without waiting for the referee to intercede. Humiliated Patterson “Clay tried from the first Hurt Hack Ham pri ed Patterson Oiiole Outfielder Picked Curt Blefary 1Mamed AL Rookie ( Year Cassius Clay Now Declares Himself A ‘Great Champion' BOSTON (UPI)—Here’s a new- cure for the common cold: Get elected American League Rookie of the Year. Baltimore Oriole outfielder Curt Blefary had taken the day off from his Wagner College studies because of a cold. But he made a quick recovery Monday night on learning that he had won the coveted rookie honor. “I feel better already,” the 22-year-old Mahwah, N.J . resident said when he learned from United Press International of his selection. Blefary, who received 12 votes to eight for California Angels' pitcher Marcelino Lopez, said he had been “sweating out” the award and his cold at the same time. “Feeling Wonderful” “Yes, I’m feeling much better now, very much better. You might even say I'm feeling wonderful,” he said Blefary batted 260 while playing in 144 games for the third-place Orioles last season. The young right fielder whacked 22 homers, drove in 70 runs and included 23 doubles and four triples in his output of 120 base hits. Lopez, sent to the Angels from Philadelphia in the Vic Power deal after the 1954 season, rang up a 14 13 record with an excellent 2.93 earned run average in 35 appearances including eight complete games. The pair were the only two named in voting by a special committee of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America. Blefary was the first Oriole to take the rookie title since shortstop Ron Hansen won it in 1960 and wras only the sixth Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Don’t be embarrassed by loose ials* teeth slipping. dropping or wobbling when you eat, talk or iaugh. Jutt sprinkle a little FASTEETH on your plates Th'js pleasant powder gives a remarkable 6ense of added comfort and security by holding plates more firmly. No gummy, gooey, pasty or reeling It's alkaline (non-aold). Get FASTEETH fct any drug count«. outfielder cited since the writers established the award in 1949. Blefary, an education major at Wagner College, hopes to teach mentally retarded children after winning his degree within the next two years. Credited Coaching He lavished credit for his Rookie of the Year victory on Baltimore Coach Gene Woodling. He credited Woodling with the batting style changes that enabled him to carry his hot minor league hitting pace right into the American League. Blefary is one of the few “live ones” to get away from the Yankees in recent years. Signed by New- York while a Wagner studen'. in 1962, he was sold to Baltimore following an injury early in the 1963 season. Blefary said he doesn’t blame the Yankees for selling him but admitted the two game-winning homers he hit at Yankee Stadium last season felt “pretty good.” “I wasn't consciously trying harder against the Yankees,” he said, “but my wife and family and friends are usually at our games in New’ York.” Dear Agatha, "Can a pipe tobacco cigarette really taste mild?" Dear Smoker, "Stop asking questions. Start smoking Half and Half Cigarettes.” LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)— Cassius Clay claims he has proved he is “a great champion ” There are few among those who watched him win a 12th round technical knockout over Floyd Patterson Monday night who will agree with him, however. Clay did batter Patterson into such a state of helplessness that Ihe referee was forced to stop the fight but it wasn’t the steady rain of the heavyweight champion's blows that did all the damage. Patterson, game to the core, hurt his back in the fourth round and only his courage kept him going. He knew he was whipped early — as soon as he hurt his back, he whispered to a friend at ringside as he sat on the stool in his corner: “I'm sorry.” But Patterson gamely continued until referee Harry Krause stopped the fight at 2:18 of the 12th round, with Patterson staggering hopelessly around the ring Clay paid tribute to Patterson. “He is a real man,” Clay said. “1 don’t wanl people down-rating him because he lost.” And then with that celebrated braggadoccio of his, Clay continued: “I think it’s time that the American public gave me the justice I’m due. I’ve beaten everyone around now. What more do they want?” It's obvious that the public generally wants a heavyweight champion who isn't a Black Muslim. That’s Clay’s religion and he hasn’t won any friends — except the members of that sect — because of it. “Why,” asked Clay, “can't they accept me for the great champ’on 1 am'1” The answer is there still is considerable doubt among knowing boxing men w'hether Clay can be classed with such heavyweight greats of the past as Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis. He certainly did not show any of that class Monday night in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Clay didn’t throw a single punch in the first round—yet the referee gave Clay the round. The two judges gave it deservedly to Patterson. The referee, surprisingly, gave Patterson the 11th round, which Clay apparently won easily. There was no doubt in the minds of anyone who saw the fight that Clay won going away. But he set no standards of boxing excellence in doing so. “He could become a great fighter with experience,” the saddened, badly battered Patterson said. And he asked that the people not judge him on what he did against Clay Mondav night. round to humiliate Patterson, Krause insisted. “He taunted him with remarks like ‘come on America . . . come on white America.’ “1 think Clay tried deliberately to give Floyd a bad beating.” Clay’s “white America” reference was an indirect slap at Patterson’s pre-fight declara tion that, he wished to beat Cassius in order to remove the Black Muslims influence over the title “and give it back to America.” Patterson failed in this objective but he did earn a salute from the man who beat him after the fight. Said Clay: “If it wasn’t for my speed, I’d have been in a lot of trouble He (Patterson) is a real man. Old Floyd fought a good fight . . a real good one.” Most of the fans who contributed $300.111 to the live gate seconded Clay’s motion. The paying customer here and an estimated 500,000 who witnessed the bout on closed circuit television in this country, Canada and the British Isles watchcd an old champion put on his games fight of a 14- year pro career. Clay’s promise to fight ¡Terrell, the World Boxing Association champion, next will help clear up the muddle in the heavyweight division. Whether it will finally establish gasious Cassius as a true champion remains to be seen. Clav now has scored 18 knockouts while remaining unbeaten in 22 pro fights. It's an impressive record. Yet, the world champion still hasn’t conquered the world, or the adulation of its millions of inhabitants in the fashion of past titleholders such as Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. CALL 933-5111 barreled questioning by Steven E. Keane, representing Milwaukee County, and Willard S. Stafford, special counsel for the state of Wisconsin. Stafford did not question Frick during the commissioner’s first appearance. “I am convinced beyond any question of doubt that the move from Washington to Minnesota had an adverse effect on Milwaukee,” Giles said Monday. Giles disclaimed responsibility for the transfer of the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta, Ga., in 1966, but said, “we are rendering a greater service to the public by approving the transfer . . . baseball is doing a job it should COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI)— Branch Rickey, former general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers, remained in critical condition today in Boone County Hospital. Attendants said his condition was unchanged. He has been in a coma and receiving oxygen since he was stricken with a heart attack Nov. 13 while accepting induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. 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