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BIythevIlle (Ark.) Courier News - Saturday, January T, 1MT — Page Seven EXrSKIPPER OF CARDS, YANKS WAS 55 Johnny Keane Is Dead By WILL GRIMSLEY HOUSTON (AP) - Johnny Keane, the gentlemanly little manager who suffered through one of baseball's most tragic success stories in reverse, is dead. A massive heart attack at his home here Friday night claimed the mild, cigar-chomping perfectionist who won the world championship with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964, only t» be fired 18 months later by the New York Yankees when the American League club plunged to the cellar. He was 55. He had spent more than half his life — 30 years — building a dream with the Cardinal chain. .'When death came to him.sud- denly, he held the obscure position of special scout with the California Angels. * * * iThe baseball world was shocked and saddened. Keane, renowned as a good organizer, an astute manager and a person of extremely high principles, Was universally respected and admired. "Bob Fishel, chief publicist for tlie Yankees, probably expressed the sentiments of most baseball personalities when he said: "He was one of the finest men it has been my pleasure to be associated with. He was a marvelous human being." Death came unexpectedly at around 10:30 p.m., EST. Keane complained of feeling ill shortly after dinner. He collapsed and died of what his physician, Dr. William C. Sutton, called a massive coronary occlusion. * * Keane's widow, a daughter, Mrs. Pat Masterson, and two grandsons, all of Houston, survive. Services will be held here Monday or Tuesday. Keane was the central figure in one of the game's most bizarre managerial shifts. In 1963, Keane's Cardinals jwere barely beaten out for the | National League pennant by the Los Angeles Dodgers after a streak of 19 victories In 29 games. The next year reports persisted that both Keane and the St. Louis general manager, Devin, were headed for discard. In mid-season the Cards fired Devine and hired Bob Howsam. Leo Durocher was slated to replace Keane. * * * However, Keane rallied his Cardinals and won the pennant on the final day of the season after the dramatic collapse of the Philadelphia Phillies. Then the Cardinals won the World Series from the New York Yankees, four games to three. Keane was in a position to get almost anything he demanded in a contract renewal with the Majors Can't Sign Seniors HOUSTON (AP)-College baseball coaches and the major leagues were a step closer today toward ending their long hostility over the pros raiding the collegiate ranks for players. John (Hi) Simmons, president of the American Association of College Baseball Coaches said Friday an agreement was reached whereby collegians cannot be signed to a contract until after his senior year, except under certain, conditions. * * * He said the agreement was reached last month at a meeting in Pittsburgh and was adopted by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and the major leagues. HORTH WINS; THERE GOfS CHARLIE BROWN.'/ Griese Rules the Hula HONOLULU (AP) - TWO touchdown bombs from Bob Griese of Purdue to Dave Williams of Washington in less than a minute of the'fourth quarter provided the margin in a 28-27 victory for the North over the South Friday night in the annual Hula Bowl game. With his team trailing 21-16, Griese hit Williams for a 43- yard touchdown. Fifty-five seconds later, the same combination clicked for a 40-yard touchdown. Hockey National Hockey League Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Detroit at Montreal Boston at Toronto Sunday's Games Montreal at New York Toronto at Detroit Boston at Chicago Monday's Games No games scheduled Three for Shoe ARCADIA, Calif., (AP) J ckey Willie hoemaker rode three winners at Santa Anita Race Track Friday. Williams was named out burst around left end by Clint standing lineman of the game. Elusive Charlie Brown of Missouri who ran for 111 yards, making two touchdowns for the Jones of Michigan State for the first touchdown of the game. Otherwise it was all Griese's passing. He hit for 14 of 21 and South, was named the out- ] 279 yards, and also kicked a standing back, even in a losing field goal. Fifty of the country's out- Big Stokes standing college players were on hand for the game, played before a capacity 23,500 crowd KANSAS CITY (AP) - A block of Wisconsin cheese has and at least a dozen profession-' been bet against a bundle of [Kansas City steaks on the 'outcome of the Super B wl foot- al coaches and scouts. The first half was lackadaisical, but the two terns got into the spirit of the thing in the second half and hit for keeps. •Brown provided a running game for the South, but the North team .had little ground gained except for a 79-yard ball game Jan. 15. Cardinals. Instead, he quit and —in a startling turn—took over as manager of the Yankees, replacing the ousted Yogi Berra. * * * With Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris suffering injuries and the team generally riddled with misfortune, Keane was able to get the Yankees only as high as sixth in 1965. Things went from bad to worse in 1966, and the team plunged to 10th place. It was then, apparently at the direction of the controlling Columbia Broadcasting System, that Keane was summarily fired in May and replaced by General M a n a g er Ralph Houk. Outwardly, Keane took the action philosophically. * * * "I left the Yankees with all good feelings," he said. "It is their right to make a change when they see fit." * * * Then, a team man to the end, he added: "If they can get them (tSie Yankees) hitting, that is all there will be to it. The pitching wasn't bad. We were just not hitting." "Things like this happen in baseball," he said at the time. "You do your best, and that's all you can do." The lean, soft-spoken ex-manager had none of the brash color of Casey Stengel, the militant driving force of Houk or the warmth of Berra. Many said that the retson he failed with (Sie Yankees was that he wasn't hard enough on the stars, such as Mantle and Maris. Keane spent 39 years in the game, but he never played in the majors. Born Nov. 3, 1911, in St. Louis he broke into the Cardinal organization as shortstop with Globe of the Arizona State League in 1929 after reportedly considering a career in the priesthood. He moved to Houston in the Texas League in 1935, but was ihit by a pitched ball in one Dental Student Backs Up Unitas in Playoff Bowl MIAMI, Fla. (AP - A dental student is in town for a brief but familiar chore of backing up quarterback Johnny Unitas— if the Baltimore ace needs it — in the Colts Playoff Bowl game Sunday in the Orange Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles. Gary Cuozzo arrived Friday. Thirty minutes after the National Football League event, he expects to be bound back to his studies at University of Tennessee's dental school. Mayor Don A. Tillernan of game and lay in a coma, near Green Bay, Wis., proposed the death, for six weeks. The acci- wager Friday in a telegram to I dent cut short his playing Mayor Ilus W. Davis of Kansas I career. . . City, who accepted immediate-1 He became manager of the lv. | Cardinals' Albany farm club in the Georgia-Florida league in 1938 and rturned to Houston as manager in 1946, winning the Dixie Series championship in Whether Cuozzo, with 26 completions in 50 throws, will see any action was problematical. Unitas, who had been nursing a sore shoulder, looked fine in Miami workouts. * * * With Unitas in good shape the Colts will enjoy a one-touchdown edge in pre-game odds for the contest, despite the Eagles' surprising late season surge that 1947. He managed at Rochester, Columbus and Omaha for the next 11 years, moving up as coach of the Cardinals in 1959. He replaced Solly Hemus as manager in the middle of the 1961 season. After his 1964 victory, he was named Manager of the Year. "I waited 35 years for this," he carried them to victories in their i said. "I never thought a man last four games. ' could be so happy." YOU HEARD THE BRUTE, HE SAID 'LOVE!' Love Makes Packers Go By MURRAY OLDERMAN DALLAS, Texas - (NBA) The Green Bay Packers, it turns out, dote upon each, other and thrive on the affection they generate. I mean, when Dave Robinson, the 245-pound linebacker, put his arms around enemy quarterback . Don Meredith in a rough $23,000 embrace on the last place Dallas had the ball in the championship • game, it was his expression of brotherly love. The others actually articulate it, to wit: Bart Starr, the brilliant quarterback: "The one great thing this club has going for it is the tremendous LOVE for one another on the ball club. I mean that. There's a closeness here that you c a n n o t describe." * * * Vince Lombard!, brilliant coach: "They have a great respect and admiration for each other. There's a great deal of LOVE for each other, i! you know w h a t I mean;" Carroll Dale, title game star as Bart's receiver: "There's only one way to put it. We have LOVE one for another. Thi» ta really necessary to go out and do the very best you can, for your teammates." To Lombard!, • dadicaUd aphorist, it was suggested that "togetherness" might be an inclusive term for the Packers. "I've used ft before," said Vince curtly. "I think it's overdone." All right, you want to love «ach other. Go ahead. ¥ * * Oale, the split receiver who tore the Dallas secondary apart with his five receptions for 128 yards and one 51 - yard touchdown romp, knows how it works. He came to Green Bay in July, 1965, after playing five seasons With the Los Angeles Rams. In those five seasons, the Rams never won more than five game any single year. Lombardi had scheduled a golf tournament for the press the day Dale arrived. Dale, as a member of the team, was invited to play. But that meant Mrs. Dale would spend the day alone in a motel in a strange town. What Carroll didn't know was that Bart Starr In the meantime had called home on Chateau Drive (in Green Bay, incidentally, almost every player is listed in the public phone book). And Cherry Starr called Dale's wife and outlined a day's program for her, too. "Green Bay Is small," musad Carroll aftar bia blf game against the Cowboys. "All the wives are close together. They have to be to put up with each other. I thought some of the s t a r s like Jim Taylor and Bart might look down their noses at me, coming from a loser. But here at Green Bay we have, you know, tradition going for us." * * * And love and a few other things, like the most sophisticated defense in pro foot- ba)!, plus the sharpest quarterback. Although the Packers are regarded as relentless winners, with five Western Division championships titles in seven years, this is not the best Green Bay team Lombardi has fashioned since he arrived in 1959 to put his brand of devotion on them. They have had trouble moving the ball periodically With Paul H o r n u n g displaced as Taylor's running mate in the backfield, the Packers don't grind out the yards as they used to. The four regular guards and tackles have a cumulative experience of 37 years in the NFL. Though they can come up strong (or a particular game (i.e., Fuzzy Thurston did a great job containing tackle Bob Lilly of Dallas), the inconsistency of the Factor ottanae la a ayitam of their age. Yet no one denies that Green Bay is the logical team to represent the National Football League In the Super Bowl on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. Anyone who thinks that playing Kansas City will be anticlimax for the Packers doesn't know Lombardi. "It's a big game for us," said Vince before he had time to chart out the Packer plans. In the last game of the regular season, the Packers met a Ram team that was hot and gunning for second place money, while Green Bay had already clinched its division title, and yet Lombardi had his boys souped up to win. "He treats us all the same," defensive tackle Henry Jordan once said, "- like dogs." Jordan also capsuled the psychology of the Packers as they turned their attention to Kansas City. I'm looking forward to playing against the AFL," said Henry, "because there's been a lot of controversy about It. Their brand of football has Improved tremendously over the last few years. They're capable of whipping us if we don't watch out. And so we're going Into it very serious — I hope." The Packers love the idea of a $15.000 pay day, too. How many outdoorsmen In this area know the names of CommlsiOners of the G & F Commission? Or for that matter, the name of the one appointed from Eastern Arkansas? My bet would be about one of a hundred. There's certain to be some changes made in the G &F Commission soon by the new administration elected to office. Sports feel some changes should be made and they should be better represented on the commission. We think appointment of men representing each area of the state rather than ones at large would be of more benefit to us. What does a man from Western, Southern or Northern Arkansas know or care about the problems of Eastern Arkansas? We also think the appointments should be based on the man's merits rather than on political patronage alone. He should be a person interested in the outdoorsmen and their problems and one who will work with them to solve these problems. The outdoorsmen of Eastern Arkansas have several times offered financial support and assistance for needed projects but were never given the chance to participate. We may be asked to support a number of persons from this area who are seeking a position on the commission. We should support the man who is most interested in the outdoorsmen, a man whose interest is not divided and one who will work closely with the clubs, organizations and individual sportsmen. This should not be a popularity contest between the cities, towns or counties of this area. If the most qualified man is from Chicken Switch Hollow and he will be a friend of the hunters and fishermen, then he should be the one selected. In the end it will be Gov. Rockefeller who make the decision but he should be guided by the wishes of the majority. * * * There was a bit of action on the fishing front the past weekend. Several area fishermen caught limits of fish at Midway, just south of Hughes, Ark. They were fishing The Spread out from Harris' Camp. Several crappie weighing around the two pound mark were brought in. Some of us who waited until Monday to try our luck at Midway were disappointed as we Were all but blown off the lake by a very moderate wind. It's so open there it doesn't take much wind to stir up the white caps. Among those who did well ' at Midway were: James Williams, Luther Thompson, Joe Knox, Marion Carr and Willie Reed. Luther and Johnny Fleitz also caught a limit of nice? at Dana this past week. * * * Fred Boyelt says he will never go rabbit hunting again without at least a chunk of bologna to eat for lunch. He and Fred Davis took two rabbit dogs out one morning for what was supposed to be about a four hour hunt. They turned the dogs loose and almost immediately they got on the trail of something. After about two hours of chasing and trying to coax the dogs back, they decided to return to their car and wait for the dogs. They returned all right. About four o'clock in the afternoon. Fred said it got mighty hungry out there. -WOODY LITTLE ROCK, —Contrary to what some hunters believe, there are no true species of wild hogs running loose in Arkansas nor has there ever been in recorded history. The only native wild hog in America is the pecarry found only in the arrid Southwestern part of the United States, and there are. no pecarries in Arkansas. The state does have some domestic hogs or feral hogs that have gone wild, but the Game and Fish Commission has no regulations dealing with them. There are no open seasons and no closed season. The G&FC does not encourage the hunting of these feral hogs and cautions would-be hog hunters that in most instances the so-called "wild hogs" are claimed by someone. A hunter is likely to run afoul of county law enforcement officials when he kills a feral hog. The only Commission regulation that even remotely touches on hog hunting is one which states that any resident, years of age and older who hunts anything in Arkansas must have a valid hunting license. Non-resident hunters of any age must have a license. According to Hugh Hackler director of the Game and Fish Commission, "The Commission wildlife officers enforce only G&F regulations. If a hunter is hog hunting the wildlife officer will check him only for his hunting license—and not because he is hog hunting." TAKE THE PLEDGE LITTLE ROCK-It's still not too late to make that last- minute New Year's resolution. The G&F suggests to spiwts- men to carry out the conservation pledge which states: "I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country—its soil and minerals, its forests, waters, and wildlife." You might even enjoy fishing and hunting more by keeping this resolution. NOVEMBER FFNES REPORT LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas's superb deer and duck hunting draws thousands of non-resident hunters. Most are good sportsmen, but some are not. During November 100 hunters were fined for license violations. Of this number, 56 were non-residents. Twenty-four were fined for not having a hunting license, and another 32 non-resident hunters tried to hoodwink the wildlife officers by buying resident hunting licenses. The state has its share of game violators, too. Forty-four residents were fined for not having a hunting license. Most of the 369 offenders who drew fines were deer hunters, with 119 cited. Sixty-eight duck hunters were apprehended, another 13 were guilty of jumping the gun on the quail season, three 'coon hunters were fined, and the remaining were for other hunting and fishing offenses. Fines came to $14,069.15, with SI .867 suspended. COSTLY BEER STUTTGART—Throwing a beer can into a state stream or lake is an easy thing to do, and a fisherman would probably think twice before dropping a beer can over the side if he first stuffed a $10 bill in it. One Arkansas County fisherman indirectly did this, as he became the second person fined $10 under the G&F anti-litter law for throwing a beer can into one of the county's waters. NIGHTTIME HUNTING LITTLE ROCK—The only time of the year when sportsmen can hunt at night is during the fur-bearing season, now in progress and extending through Feb. 28. Hunters are reminded that a dog must be used, according to G&F hunting regulations, and the dog must be licensed. HOW'S THAT AGAIN? LITTLE ROCK—Question of the week, posed by a hunter. "I own a lifetime hunting license. How old does my dog have to be before he can qualify for a lifetime dog license?" HUNTER'S LOG RABBIT—Season now open, continues through Feb. 15. Daily limit, 8. QUAIL—Season now open continues through Feb. 15,. Daily limit 8. FUR-BEARING ANIMALS — Season now open, extends through Feb. 28. DEER, Archery—Season now open, runs through Jan, 31. DOVE—Season now open, continues through Jan. 11. Daily limit 12. SQUIRREL—Northern Zone closed. Southern Zone now open, continues through Jan. 15. Daily limit, 8. DUCK, GOOSE, COOT — Season now open, continues through Jan. 7. FROSH ARE HOT Matinee at UA FAYETTEVILLE - After miles of travelling, the Arkansas Razorbacks are at home for the first appearance at Barnhill Kieldhouse in nearly a month. Hardly anything could be more rewarding than a SWC win over Texas Terfi when the two teams clash at 2 this afternoon. For one thing, the Porkers have yet to win at home for their coach Duddy Waller — losing early in December to Kansas and Centenary. Then there's the law of averages that says any team ought to win its share of close ones. The Porkers certainly qualify on that count. Now 2-8 for the year (not including a game with the Phillips "66ers"), the Razorbacks have been in contention in all but the Kansas loss with less than three minutes to play. - » 4 "When you lack size and have only average speed, it's tough to take up the slack near tde end of the game. We need to be a few points ahead instead of a few points behind," said Waller. The Saturday matinee is the first of five afternoon games scheduled by Arkansas in January arid February at home — and Porker fans again have a chance to see the undefeated Shoats The frosh, now 4-0, are to meet Bacone Junior College at 4 this afternoon. Still paced by senior Tommy Rowland, the Razorbacks have battled hard to stay close to taller rivals. At that, statistics show that the iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniriiiiiinnniiiiiiiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Cage Pros 'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiiiiiii National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Philadelphia 121, Baltimore 115, ot San Fran. 129, St. Louis 118 Los Angeles 102, Boston 99 Chicago 135, Detroit 126 Today's Games Chicago at Cincinnati Baltimore at New York Boston at San Francisco Sunday's Games Cincinnati at Baltimore Philadelphia at Chicago New York vs. Los Angeles at Long Beach, Calif. Detroit at St. Louis Monday's Games No games scheduled Hogs could very well be 7-3 if they were hitting all of their free throws. The current .692 average compares with a near-record .794 (in league play) last season. * * * Rowland has been tde one bright spot in this 1966-67 season for Arkansas. He's been named to two All-Tournament teams (Memphis nnd the Los Angeles Classic), has bettered 30 points on three occasions and has led Arkansas in scoring eight times in the 11 games. His current 20.6 s c o r ing average (not including the Phillips' game) compares with the all-time UofA record of 20.4 by 6'10 George Kok in 1947-4. Add his 30 points against Phillips (and they are Included for record purposes because this is one of fne regular 24 games scheduled this year) and Rowland has 236 points in 11 games — a 21.5 average. If the 6'4 Little product can average exactly 18 points a game the rest, of the way, the additional 234 points will give him 470 for the year — a new Arkansas record. + * * Rowland is tied with Gary Stephens in field goal accuracy (.500), is second (.744) to David Self (.738) in free throw percentage and is far ahead as the rebound leader with 87. After the Tech game, Arkansas Is to play Baylor at Waco next Tuesday. The Red Raiders come to Fayetteville as the only team in the league w i t h a series advantage over the Porkers (14-7). Lyawood Cathey's freshman squad is rolling at a 7.7 clip (.507 from the field — with all five starters In the double figures. Whitehall's Robert McKeiizie is making a shambles of frosh records with a 27.5 average (and a record 39-point high) He's followed by Bobby Vint (13.0), Mack McAlister (12.5), Danny Keeter (10.7) and Ricky Tanneberger (10.0). Henry to Help ST. LOUIS (AP) - Henry Armstrong, who once held threa world boxing championships, has been named an assistant to the executive director of tlia Herbert Hoover Boys dub in St. Louis. Changes in Boat Laws... BOAT NUMBERING 1. Where to apply for certificate of number: Responsibility for issuing and renewing boat registration numbers and renewing boat registration numbers bas been transferred from county clerks to the State Revenue Department, and hereafter will be handled though the various county offices of that department. 2. Proof of assessment: Application for a certificate of number shall be accompanied by proof that the motorboat requiring numbering has been assessed or listed for assessment as per- onal property. S. Deposition of fees: 85% goee to the Oajna Protection Fund for administration and enforcement of boating laws; 15% Is retained by the Revenue Department as a service charge. MARINE TOILETS; SEWAGE TREATMENT REQUIRED: The discharge of human body wastes into waters of the state from floating vessels or structures, whether or not capable of self-locomotion, is prohibited unless such wastes are adequately treated. Every boat toilet shall have securely affixed to Its Interior discharge opening a suitable treatment device in operating condition. Such device must be constructed and fastened in ar- cordance with regulations of the Arkansas Board of Health. All sewage passing into the water from boat toilets shall pass solely through such treatment devices. Any marine toilet not equipped with a suitable treatment device has to be sealed or rendered inoperative so as not to permit discharge of inadequately treated sewage. The State Board of Health has statutory authority to send its agents upon any boat at all resaonable times to inspect toilets for compliance with this law. No container of inadequately treated sewage may be removed from any boat and placed, left or discharged in or near any waters of the state at any time by any person. Any person guilty of violation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. INCAPACITY OF OPERATOR: Persons who suffer from physical or mental infirmities are prohibited from operating a motorboat or any other vessel if their condition renders them incapable of operating the craft safely. BOAT SPEED: A motorist approaching or passing other vessels may not be operated at a rate of speed so as to create a hazr /dous wash or wake. Motorboat speeds are limited to 5 m.p.h. whe operating within 100 ft. of a designated recreation area, a dock, pier, raft, float, anchored boat, dam, intake structure or other obstruction. Tills speed limit does not apply in designated areas where a different speed limit has been established, and In no case shall any motorboat exceed a safe and reasonable speed under existing circumstances. WATER SKIING: Every person being towed on water skis, an aquaplane, or a similar device behind any motorboat or motor-driven device, must wear or have securely upon his body a life preserver, buoyant vest or ski belt in good and serviceable condition. Excused from this requirement are participants to organized water carnivals, water ski exhibitions or other organized water sports exhibitions. RIDING ON DECKS OR GUNWALES: No person may ride or sit on the gunwales or on the decking over the bow of any motorboat of 26 ft. or less while underway, unless the craft has adequate guards or railing to prevent falls overboard. Tills does not mean that persons may not occupy the gunwales or the bow decking in order to moor or cast off the vessel or for other necessary purposes. ENFORCEMENT: Statutory authority to enforce tha State Boating Act has been narrowed by in amendment dropping sheriffs deputy sheriffs, and state police officers from the section on authorized law enforcement personnel. This leaves only officers of the Arkansas Game and Pish Commission with express autority to atop and board any vessel subject to the Act. GASOLINE TAX: Increased from B',4c to T,4c per gallons. SEMITRAILER REGISTRATION FEES: J-wlwel semi- trailers weighing not more than 1000 Ibs. with load shall b* d*rg*d at.M| *U oth*r Glut 0 Nmitr*U«n ahall fty 110.

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