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Soturd^y, December 2S. 1171 THE KANSAS CITY TIMES 13 Visits in St. Louis Hoff a Gift OÌ Horse To His Granddaughter The Pause That Refreshes Coach Bob Devaney of Nebraska takes the time to allow two Orange Bowl girls welcome him to Miami, Fla. At right is Miss Connie Ensor, the Orange Bowl queen, and at left is Miss Maria O'Byrne/ a princess. The No. 1 Huskers arrived in Miami yesterday for their New Year's night game with Alabama. (Wirephoto) Bama Fan Lets Huskers Have It Miami, Fla. (AP)—Nebraska’s top-ranked Cornhuskers were welcomed to P'lorida yesterday by Orange Bowl glad- handers, kisses from beauty queens and a razzing from an Alabama fan. “Go Bama, Go Bama, Go, Go, Go,” screamed the Crimson Tider. “You boys gonna be showed how it’s done.” Nebraska, 12-0, meets No. 2 Alabama, 11-0, in a national championship showdown in the Orange Bowl New Year’s night. The Tide will arrive in Miami tomorrow. “We’ve-labored under the same pressure all year,” said Coach Bob Devaney, “meeting folks who want to knock you off. But, it beats the hell out of finishing last.” Orange-blazered bowl committeemen greeted 78 Husker players, 14 players’ wives and a total party of 250 that flew from the chilling winds of Lincoln, Neb., to 88 degrees in sun- splashed Miami. The unfriendly hoots came from a nearby airline repair hangar where mechanics hoisted a sign proclaiming, “Bama Will Be No. 1.” Nebraska’s giant All-American defense tackle, Larry Jacobson, said the Huskers would be meeting a defense superior to that of Oklahoma, the nation’s No. 2 power before losing a Thanksgiving game to Devaney’s troops. “We knew we could score on Oklahoma,” he said, “but that remains to be seen against Alabama.” Remember not the best. now, Jacobson said Alabama was “better,” “Nebraska’s defense is the best,” he said. Asked to compare his unit to that of the Tide, Jacobson said, “We’re better than Alabama.” Nebraska arrived in Miami a year ago as the No. 3-rated collegiate team, but—after No. 1 Texas bowed in the Cotton Bowl and No. 2 Ohio State bowed in the Rose—the Huskers stopped L.S.U. and slipped away with the national championship. “Alabama has the toughest defense we’ve faced,” said Devaney, “and, unlike many teams with a wishbone offense, they have a good passing attack.” Running back Jeff Kinney, just over a stomach disorder, said the pressure was different in being the hunted rather than the hunter. “This year, the newspapers made us No. 1,” he said, “and it’s our job to hang onto it.” The Huskers worked out shortly after their arrival and held a Christmas party following the evening meal. The players were presented with cuff links and the wives received charms. Blues Risk Third Place By Dick Mackey A AAember of The Star's Sports Staff Item: The Blues never haye lost to Omaha on Royal ice. Item: Goalie John Garrett never has lost to tne Knights. Period. Results: Add item No. 1 to item No. 2 and you come up with a sure winner when the Blues take on Omaha tonight in a 7 o’clock face-off at the American Royal Arena. ter-off you-are. For while the Blues go into the game two points ahead of Omaha and Oklahoma City, a double defeat could leave them in fifth place, one point out of the cellar. Blues Hold Cushion Night Tonight will be “cushion ¡night” when the Blues meet I Omaha in a 7 o’clock game at the American Royal Arena. Each person attending the game will be given a foam cushion with the Blues’ emblem as a gift from the club and the Butternut Coffee Company. Sports in Brief St. Louis (AP)—James R. Hoffa walked with his «-year-old granddaughter down a tree- lined street in the suburb of Glendale yesterday and they talked about Black Gold. It’s the riding horse he bought her while he was still in federal prison at Lewisburg, Pa. The former Teamsters Union president was released Thursday wlien President Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence on jury tampering and mail fraud convictions. As they strolled along, he in a windbreaker and khaki pants, they waved to neighbors who were outdoors on the mild holiday morning. “You will have a horse,” Hoffa said to Barbara Jo Crancer, his granddaughter. “A Quarter Horse. He still needs some breaking in. The picture is here, the horse will be here in the spring.” He had popped his Christmas gift early. Hoffa, 58, chatted even while his attorney, Morris Shenker, was saying there would be no interviews. As he came downstairs after a night’s sleep at his daughter’s home, he was whistling. “You look just like a little kid,” Mrs. Josephine Hoffa, his wife, said. But Hoffa did not hear it. He was talking about the frequent diet of sauerkraut, beans and pork he ate during his 57 months in prison. He lost 22 pounds. He was asked if he thought a stipulation in his parole that he not participate in the running of the union until 1980 was fair. He paused, said “I don’t know,” and continued walking hand in hand with Barbara Jo. He said he “would certainly want to” continue his life’s work in labor, but then added: “I don’t know until we see the details of the stipulations.” He said he was to report Monday to parole officials in Detroit, where he will make his home. “The only thing we know about the conditions of the parole is what we’ve read in the papers,” he said. Although he has commented about “impossible conditions” in prisons since his release, Hoffa said yesterday he does not Joyful Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa, former Teamsters union president, whose prison sentences for jury tampering and mail fraud were commuted by President Nixon, is spending Christmas in St. Louis. With Hoffa is his granddaughter Barbara Jo Crancer. He gave the 8-year-old girl a riding horse for Christmas. (Wirephot^) plan to make a career of prison reiForm. “But I will speak out about what I’ve seen,” he added. He said the most trying aspect of his imprisonment was j his separation from his family. | “It’s very difficult to know your j family’s growing up, the children getting older and your wife is sick,” he said. “W^’re i appreciative of the fact that he I (Nixon) saw fit to release me so i I could be with my family.” Emperor to Open On the other hand, a sweep 'would allow Kansas City not only to put distance between it\ and the rest of the league, it |a|* - ^ would cut into Tulsa's 9-pointi WlntGr wdlTIGS spread over the Blues. , Tokyo (AP) — Emperor Hiro- There is another aspect to to- yto, as patron of the 1972 Win- Coach John Choyce, tor one;"‘®*l^ Olympic Games, will open sure hopes so because that’s rLP nf a j ® how the docket reads when the ultra-modern Makoma- Blues risk their shaky third-indoor skating rink in Sap- place position in the Central Hokkaido, Japan’s north- Rice Might Sue To Keep Coach lor to the Cincinnati Royals for a future draft choice. From The Star's Press Services The president of Rice University has indicated he may take coach Bill Peterson into court to prevent him from switching to the Houston Oilers under a “fantastic” contract. “I assume we can sue him,” said Dr. Norman Hackerman, the university | ami. Handsome I president who on Dec. 20, 1970, Fellow rate as disclosed that Peterson had switched from Rice under a 5-year an also ran. Hockey League in the first of two critical weekend games. Following tonight’s holiday face- As it stands now, the Blues off, the Blues return 24 hours have a sub-.500 record on Royal later to meet Tulsa. ice, winning five, losing six and . . 1 11 » i tying one. Unless that As nebulous as those two s u d d p Blues will have nowFe^e'to‘^o but down. they are good enough to fill his left over Christmas stocking. The Blues’ shaky position is evident in the C.H.L. standings • under the column entitled, •- “Pts.”, which stands for points, ; as in the-more-you-have-the-bet-' ernmost main island. I The Imperial Household Agen!cy, in announcing the Emperor and Empress Nagako’s schedule trend Winter games, said yes- n switch, the^irl^V*’® ■■■■"’ ,nu,h».-o L to Sapporo Feb. 1 for a week visit. Horse Racing Calumet Farm’s Eastern Fleet is a 3-1 favorite in the $25,000-added Christmas Handicap, a mile and 70-yard stakes “or a field of 15, today in Mi- Kid ana Tall the principal contenders. Also in the fi^ld are Florida State to-",““^,,™ni>ers Mr. Brogann ^ . “T Coal Town Cat and contract. ^ ^ ^ Brazen Brother Ml 1 A. II. ivydoaic x\eu. . . . muuier, will have to see my a torney high-weighted at 122 pounds first, but we will definitdy look|a„d !0 other sprinters are enl into the possibilities, ’ Hacker- ^red in the .$30 000 -added Palos man said. Hackerman had saidiyerdes Handicap, in Tuesday’s ■niursday night he would not re-i ning.da 'race at will one- “It’s up to Coach Pete to get his release from Rice,” said K. S. Adams, Jr., the Oiler owner who said he had joked with his wife al3out having to move out race I Santa Anita. . .. Spotted Line heads a field of 12 horses entered in the $12,500 Christmas Handicap at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Spotted Line won the Christmas Cap last year and But then, as Choyce would!. say, “Enough of this gloomy T'®"« ^O-ki- talk. ’Tis the season to be^'o'"®t,®’’ race, ice hockey jolly.” I matches, men’s 500-meter speed And so it is. of their I contract son. home because terms offered of theirs the favorite Peter-, I'^nning. for this year’s i skating event, ski jumps and ' figure skating competitions. Speculation on what has been described as a lifetime contract centered on 10 years at $75,000 a year. Michigan Cager Will Be Ready Don Faurot Sees Day Coming When Defense Snaps Wishbone Columbia—Don neered the Split years ago at the Faurot pio- Blue-Gray game at Montgom- T offense 30 ery, Ala., Tuesday. University of “Tatum first came up with a 7-2 defense for it in 1946, with A perceptive offensivedropping off like cor- Missouri. It Vv^as the scourge of jut-jawed Fau-The next year, Okla- collegiate football until Coach rot isn’t ready yet to concede homa went to a 5-4—very simi- Jim Tatum devised a 7-2 de-that (he Wishbone is the ulti-' lar to Tatum’s defense.” In jest. Oiler General Manager John almost Breen said, lifetime and that’s about three years.” /ense for it five years later in his only season at Oklahoma. a new-f angled ap- Hackerman said Peterson telephoned from Montgomery, Ala., yesterday and told him he had accepted ihe Oiler contract. It was the first conversation between the two men since rumors of Peterson’s departure started early this week. Hackerman! said he told Peterson he still had four years to go and he I had no intention of releasing him. Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP)—University of Michigan’s basketball ‘It is for coach, Johnny Orr, got an early I’d guess Christmas present when doctors told him that his injured star forward Henry Wilmore will be ready for the Big Ten opener Jan. 8. Wilmore suffered a knee injury Monday night in an invitational tournament game. mate in proach. ‘ P'aurot, naturally, prefers the I' Now the Wishbone T is fast “The basic plays of the SpUt '''‘®*’*^"®icurt WaTsm’and^ commg into vogue. How long T are what’s coming back,” he lormaiion. ------------ , _ -will it take for defenses to neu- asserts. “The Split T, Wishbone ‘‘When your quarterback tralize it? and Triple Option all feature the'slides and fakes close to the Faurot now workinii part- /u“'' the|line, you don’t need to overpow- timrii the ¿niversity’s^lumni Soass” ’ office, won’t hazard a guess. ^ ^ have real biockmg, “We used to dive or fake to ® stronger than your oppo- . “Whenever t^ams start bring- halfbacks, but the Wishbone’Nebraska and Colora- ing up nine men to stop It With ^oves the fullback cl^^^^ the T hits playing he provides the quick-hitting the other two backs man-for-man pass defense— that’s what it’ll take,” he says. too In Miami, Fla., Tennessee’s ida’s T my Durrancc were named as starting running backs for the South in Monday night’s Shrine North-South game. The South coaches. Bill Battle of Tennessee and Fran Curci of Miami, said Jim Hamilton of Arkansas State would open at quarterback for their team. “Now don’t quote me on that,” Faurot admonishes in his typical peremptory way. “My teams never could stop anybody very well, so I’m sure no expert. But right now, everybody’s flaying 5-and 6-man lines against the Wishbone, and that won’t get it done.” Still a spry, v/iry guy just six months away from bis 70th birthday, Faurot never has $trayed far from the gi’ine since his reiirement as Ti‘:er coach in 1M56. ,',i!‘ f'-r rol n . play to either side, or the fake— which makes the formation more balanced.” In the early concept of the Split T, the fullback was primarily a blocker on pitchouts. He was a seldom-used runner the counter-play—until fullback-types like Ed (Big Mo) Modzelewski of Maryland and i the Sooners’ Buck McPhail be-i gan whacking out substantial' y :-dage. Will some professional football team gravitate to the Wishbone? “No,” comes Faurot’s quick rejoinder. “They don’t want to run their quarterback. The pros want a passing game. It’s much easier for them to advance the ball by throwing it, rather than running it.” Yugoslav leers Set Baskeball The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association traded reserve guard Fred Tay- NEW 1972 CHEVY II NOVA * 2145 ?L Call for credit check 421-6600 MEROLLIS CHEVROLET 1615 Independence “My Split T offense, and its 'ui :ouse backfield, was a weak c<,m- pi-.ssing Ihreat,” Faurot con- mentary Tor I lie Missouri Sports cedes. “If you couldn’t throw Neivvork- r.i(! again will help pretty well, you were apt to get Winter games in SapporoV Jap'- i coach Blue squad in the slopped. i an, in February. j Belgrade (AP) — The Yugoslav Olympic Committee voted: yesterday to permit its national! ice hockey team to enter the ^ ---------------------------------- ;;; Christmas r J JERRY SMITH BUICK 5835 TR005T AVI, JA 3-535 S klsi !\ i : ssisi Man Threatening Son Yields After 19 Hours Charleroi, Belgium (AP)—A man who barricaded himself in his home with his 1-year-old son, threatening to kill him if his wife did not return, surrendered to police yesterday after a 19-hour siege. Jean-Marie Page, 28, a job-* less welder, threatened last night to kill his wife, Mrs. Emilia PosUgua, 27, who wanted to leave him and return to her home in Ecuador. She managed to escape from their home in nearby Montig- nies - Sur - Sambre with her daughter, Patricia, 10. He threatened to kill their son, Christian, and set the house and a neighboring fuel store afire if his wife did not return. Page threw makeshift Molotov cocktails at policemen who tried to enter the home. Finally a Spanish priest convinced him to hand his son over to the boy’s Spanish godfather and surrender to police. Pilot Lands Safely on Bridge Catskill, N.Y. (AP)-When Edger Lange looked down from his single-engine Cessna for an emergency place to land, he spotted a bridge over the Hudson River and radioed his airfield that the bridge would have to be it. Lange, on a round-trip flight from Dutchess County Airport with his children, Andrew, 12, and Karleen, 1, had almost run out of fuel. He told the tower he would land on the bridge—the Mid-Hudson at Poughkeepsie. State police were called. They blocked that bridge off to traffic and two other Hudson River bridges at Beacon and Kingston as a precaution. Lange, however, landed on a fourth—the Rip Van Winkle, WISHES YOU HAPPY HOUDAYS 6819 Johnson Dr. 8314500 north of the other three and on which traffic had not been stopped. He had mistaken the Rip Van Winkle Bridge for the Mid- Hudson span. Fortunately no cars were traveling over the toll bridge at the time and he landed safely. Editor of Psychology Journal Dies at 84 Austin, Tex. (AP)—Dr. Karl Dallenbach, for 42 years the editor-owner of the American Journal of Psychology, the oldest existing journal in psychology, died Thursday. He was 84. CHRYSLER- 1972 IMPERIAL Luxury at the right price! 91st & METCALF 649-3000 MUD and SNOW RETREADS AS low AS no Sil« 6:95 14 or 7:35 14 blockwatl tubelesi plus 48c F.I.T. 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