Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 7, 1972 · Page 7
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 7

Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, January 7, 1972
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Viking's Page Most Valuable By MIKE KATHET Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK. (AP) - Alan Page of the Minnesota Vikings became the first defensive player ever to be named the Most Valuable Player in the National Football League when he was accorded that honor today by The Associated Press. Page, the Vikings' 6-foot-4, 245 - pound defensive tackle, grabbed the award with 16 votes of the special panel of 60 sports writers and broadcasters in every league city, outdistancing quarterback Roger Staubach of Dallas and wide receiver Otis Taylor of Kansas City. Taylor, the top vote-getter among American Conference players, and Staubach each received 10 votes. Miami quarter­ back Bob Griese collected nine and Washington quarterback Bill Kilmer was named on four ballots. No other player received more than two. Notified of the award, Page said: "I am surprised. It's a great honor." He found himself at a loss to explain just how he accomplishes what he does. "I never paid much attention to what the other tackles did," said Page. "I don't exactly do it—whatever I'm supposed to do— picture perfect. I play it by ear and go from mere." And now listen to Coach Bud Grant: "There are people with something extra. They have the facility for turning a game around, even on one play. And if they don't- if they never get that one play—that threat is still there and you have to respect them for that threat. "These kind of people come around most infrequently and sometimes never." Page was credited with 109 solo tackles and 10 quarterbacking sacks this season. He also assisted on 35 tackles and two sacks, scored two safeties, was responsible for a third, blocked a punt and was credited with 42 "hurrys". "Hurrys* are a category instituted by Grant as a further measuring-stick of a defensive lineman's ability, and he is credited with one each time he forces the quarterback to throw the ball before he wants to. The Vikings never had the statistic until Page came along. Then they needed new methods to measure proficiency. NCAA Eyes Vote to Split Big Time, Small Colleges By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) The National Collegiate Athletic Association was set today to discus separating the big-time schools from the smaller ones in the wake of a prediction by Eddie Crowder that "almost startling clarity will ensue as soon as division occurs." Crowder, football coach and athletic director at the University of Colorado, was a consult- Big Ten Race Finds Illinios a Threat By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer The Big Ten basketball championship race spins off Saturday after a tuneup campaign in which surprising Illinois made - the most waves and the conference had a statistically successful performance against outsiders. All except one of the five league openers will be played Saturday afternoon, including defending champion Ohio State's visit to Purdue. Illinois, which posted an 8-1 record to pace the Big Ten's 6133 showing against outsiders, invades Northwestern (2-6); Michigan State (6-3) is at Michigan (5-5); and Iowa (5-4) visits Wisconsin (7-3) for a regionally televised game. The lone night encounter has suddenly stunned Indiana 8-2, Majors Has No Desire To Part ISU AMES, Iowa (AP) — Johnny Majors is staying on as Iowa State football coach after turning down a dual post at Rice University that would have brought him a package reportedly worth $50,000 a year. Majors, 36, confirmed Thursday he had rejected an offer from the Houston, Tex., based school to become head football coach and athletic director. "I gave the offer a lot of thought, believe me," said Majors. "But I feel a great sense of loyalty to our football team and the people that have helped us to win." Majors, who had his Iowa State contract extended five years Dec. 1, is currently making $24,100 according to a state salary list issued for the current fiscal year. Terms of his contract extension, however, have not been made public. Rice is seeking a replacement for Bill Peterson, who last month was named coach of the Houston Oilers of the National Football League. Majors apparently became Rice's number one choice Wednesday when Homer Rice, athletic director at North Carolina and former Cincinnati coach, asked that his name be dropped from consideration. Last month, Majors was reportedly one of the top prospects for a coaching vacancy at another Texas university— Baylor. He also rejected that position. "Maybe some people are tired of hearing this," Majors stressed, "but I have no desire to leave. "My main job right now is to work on recruiting, which we have been working on quite hard. And I am looking to a bright future here." whose nationally fifth - ranked Hoosiers were trimmed Tuesday night by Northern Illinois (85-71), appearing at Minnesota (6-3). Indiana has one of the two new Big Ten coaches making conference debuts, Bob Knight from Army. The other new mentor is Bill Musselman moving to Minnesota from Ashland (Ohio). Illinois, winner of the Gator Bowl Tournament, probably could have emerged undefeated from nonconference play if stel- ler soph center Bill Morris had not been benched by illness when the mini bowed at Vanderbilt 95-92 Dec. 23. "I would not trade Morris for any sophomore center in the country," said Coach Harv Schmidt after the rugged 6-9, 235-pounder from St. Louis held his own in the Gator Bowl meet against North Carolina State's 7-4 Tom Burleson and Florida's 7-foot Doug Brown. About his mini club, now rated a definite threat to preseason favorites Ohio State and Indiana in the Big Ten race, Schmidt said "I think it's safe to say this team has a lot of character." Although well-manned Ohio State posted a 7-2 pre-conference mark, the Buckeyes got a basketball lesson from top- ranked UCLA, 79-53, in the title game of the Bruin Classic. The Bucks stumbled earlier against under-rated Ohio University 7968. The Big Ten's 14-game championship chase ends March 11. Ohio State captured the crown last season with 13-1 and then ambushed mighty Marquette 6059 before losing to Western Kentucky 81-78 in the NCAA tournament. ant to a special NCAA committee that made the controversial recommendations to limit the number of athletic scholarships and base them solely on financial need. He said Thursday during a three-hour round-table discussion on the opening day of the NCAA's annual convention that it is "impossible to come up with a solution to govern in the neighborhood of 650 schools. "The solution," he added, "is division of the NCAA into separate groups with each voting on proposals related to their particular problems." Crowder made his remarks after Earle Edwards of North Carolina State, president of the American Football Coaches Association, and Bill Wall of MacMurray College, head of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, said their groups strongly "opposed • basing athletic scholarships on need. Edwards cited a poll of more than 100 coaches at University Division (major) schools which showed 90 per cent against the need formula. The proposals under discussion Thursday will not come up for a vote during this convention— the business session is scheduled for Saturday—but the delegates will be asked to vote on whether to convene an unprecedented special convention in the late spring to consider the recommendations. Although the general feeling is that sooner or later something will have to be done to curtail the rising costs of intercollegiate athletics, the delegates differed on whether a special convention would be necessary. Saturday, the powerful NCAA Council will introduce a resolution to consider both separate divisions as well as the financial aid proposals at any special convention. If that fails, the Council said it would push for a special convention to consider separate divisions only. If that also fails, it will propose considering financial aid only. The NCAA's more than 650 member institutions have athletic budgets ranging from the neighborhood of $20,000 to more than $3 million. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JANUARY 8-10 A.M. - 9 P.M. FREE COFFEE & VON UTS REGISTER FOR FREE SNOWMOBILE SUIT Recognized for quality products ... founder of the American Bicycle Industry. Now, its parent, MTD Products Inc proudly places the Columbia brand on its new line of tested proven snowmobiles. There is one just right for anyone in the family! 4 TRACKMASTER MODELS 19 -K to 36 h.p., with 293 to 428 cc displacement SST MODELS 26 to 36 h.p., with 339 to 428 cc displacement CLIP THIS AD IT'S WORTH $10 TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF ANY SNOWMOBILE SUIT IN STOCK C10SE OUT ON NEW RUPP MACHINES PETERSEN ENTERPRISES MAIN STREET - DUNNELL, MINN. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, JAN. J ^IOT? Page 7 Drake Shocks Schockers, 61-58 Pitcher Recalls Shooting MACON, Ga. (AP) - "I was thinking I would never pitch again after the first shot. After the second shot I thought it was all over." Those were the words of Oakland Athletics pitcher Johnny "Blue Moon" Odom, recounting the incident Thursday in which he was wounded by a would-be burglar. The 26-year-old right-hander was shot in the neck and side, but doctors said his pitching career probably would not be affected. Odom, a Macon resident, had been trying to question the man about an attempted burglary when the man shot him and fled. Police said they had launched an "intensive search" for the attacker. A pitcher at Ballard-Hudson High School here in his youth, Odom was signed by the A's in 1964 on a $75,000 bonus contract. He pitched a no-hitter in 1970 and was 10-12 for the A's last season. He described the events leading to the gunfire this way: Odom's wife came to the liquor store where he was working and said a house next to his mother's had been the target of an attempted burglary. Several people saw the young man who made the attempt and followed him. "He passed by the package store where I was working and my wife ran in and told me the man had tried to rob our neighbor's house." Odom then left the store in pursuit. "I finally caught up with him and asked him to stop. I told him I wanted to ask him a few questions. He turned around and said, 'What for?' and pulled out the gun and started shooting." The man fired three times from about 15 feet, wounding Odom in the neck and side and missing once. The pitcher then fired back with a gun of his own, but said he apparently missed the fleeing man. Odom said he was carrying the gun because "any time you follow a burglar they might have something to shoot at you with." By DAN EVEN Associated Press Sports Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Drake's young basketball team opened its Missouri Valley Conference season Thursday night like aspiring champions— winning under pressure. "Let me tell you, this was a big victory for us," enthused Coach Howard Stacey after Drake tipped favored Wichita State 61-58. "The big thing was that we showed poise when it counted," noted Stacey. "We didn't fold under the pressure like we did in some earlier games and that shows we are learning by experience." The victory got the Bulldogs off to a winning start as they seek an outright or share of the conference title for a fourth straight season. Four clutch baskets by sophomore guard Bob Whitley and a crucial tip-in basketball by speedy guard Cleo Kilgore provided Drake with the decisive points late in the game. Whitley's basket with 2:58 to play gave Drake a 58-57 lead and 42 seconds later hurrying Kilgore tipped in another two- pointer and Wichita State never again came closer than two points. "Everyone of our people gave us a good game in the second half," noted Stacey after his team rallied from a 32-29 halftime deficit to push its record to 4-5 over-all. "We battled tough on the boards and on defense, and I think that was the difference," added Stacey. The final statistics bare out Stacey's observation. Wichita State, 6-2 over-all and 1-1 in the Valley, out-shot Drake 49 to 43 from the floor and held a 37 to 36 rebound edge. Drake, however, out-rebounded the Wheatshockers 22 Caldwell Leads Drake Freshmen DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Guard Ron Caldwell accounted for 31 points and three teammates scored in double figures Thursday night to carry the Drake freshman to an 87-63 vie-. " tory over the William Penn junior varsity. Larry Haralson added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Drake, 5-1. Glenn Lott contributed 12 points and Bill Wallace 11 for the Bullpups, who rolled to a 45-30 halftime lead. Ron Dengler, a former Davenport Central prep, had 15 points and Bruce Drangoo 14 for William Penn. to 6 and shot 66 per cent in the final half when the game was being decided. Sophomore Larry Seger of Omaha, Neb., contributed a game-high 16 points and his third straight impressive game. Whitley and Kilgore added 13 each and Dennis Bell had 12. Senior Leon Huff, the only holdover starter from last year's team, had seven points but did a standout defensive job on Wichita's Ron Harris, holding him to 12 points— including three in the second half. Bill Lang added 13, Terry Benton 12 and Vince Smith 11 for the losers. Drake plays at strong Tulsa Saturday. The Golden Hurricane is 7-1 over-all and 0-1 in the Valley, losing only 89-79 to Bradley. PUBLIC AUCTION 1 will hold a public auction on farm located 4 'A miles South of Catholic Church in Estherville on Highway 4 then l h mile West OR IV2 miles North and V2 mile West of Wallingford on: MONDAY, JANUARY 10th Lunch On Grounds Sale Starts at 12:45 p.m. 132 CATTLE 10— 2nd calf Charolais cross cows; 20 Hereford 3rd calf cows; 10 Hereford 4th calf cows; 10 Angus 4th and 5th calf cows; All bred artificially to Charolais, Hereford and Angus bull. All are T.B. and Bangs tested. Pregnancy tested, Lepto vaccinated. To calf starting April 1. 1 Charolais and Angus Cross 2 year old bull; 2 Charolais and Angus Cross coming yearling bulls; 48 Charolais Hereford, Angus steers and heifer calves; 32 Mixed Cross bred steer and heifer yearlings. JOHN DEERE POWER MACHINERY 1971 John Deere model F145H 5 bottom 16" steerable plow, plowed less than 150 acres, Emmert mulcher; 1970 John Deere model RG4 rear mounted cultivator with roll shields; 1970 John Deere model AW 14* wheel tandem disc with rock blades 18", greaseless bearings; John Deere model 495A 4-row planter with greaseless disc openers, herbicide and insecticide, dry fertilizer, like new; John Deere no. 8 7-ft. tractor mower; John Deere model N rubber tired tractor spreader, truck tires, PTO; John Deere 4 row rotary hoe (Series 14). 3 TRACTORS 1970 John Deere model 4020 dsl. with wide front, roll bar cab, 3 point hitch, differential lock fluid in tires, cab with heater, front fenders & weights, windshield wiper, AM-FM radio; 1951 John Deere model B, just overhauled completely, tractor like new, painted; Factory cab, fits 3010, 3020 or 4010; McCormick model F-20. OTHER POWER MACHINERY McCormick model 2PR 2-row pull type picker; Searls 4 bar side delivery rake, rubber tired; Schaper spring tooth harrow, hydraulic cylinder, new; Turley mounted seeder; John Deere 18' tractor disc; Twin Draulic portable 7 row sprayer, fiberglass tank, 7 roller pump; Twin Draulic manure loader with snow bucket, McCormick and John Deere brackets. TRUCKS 1940 International fire truck used for water tank, excellent for sprayers; 1952 Chevrolet % ton pickup, 4 speed. FEED 2000 bales of 1st cutting alfalfa hay; 500 bales of 2nd cutting alfalfa hay; 800 bales of straw; (piled in 200 bale lots). OTHER MACHINERY 50' John Deere elevator, PTO drive; 48' Maywrath elevator, PTO, wide type, 8' elevator extension for above elevator; 36' Kelly Ryan motor drive elevator; 20' Kelly Ryan motor drive elevator; 64' Mayrath bale elevator with motor; Case 9* windrower; Massey Harris 12' windrower; Case A 6 combine with motor; Case A6 combine, PTO; 6 Section Nobel lever flexible harrow; McCormick model 650 6-row corn planter with trucks, fertilizer, gandy insecticide. FEEDING EQUIP. WAGONS MISCELLANEOUS AUCTIONEERS' NOTE: Large sale. Good livestock. Best of machinery, no small items. This is a sale to attend. Clark Bros. 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