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(jdlesburfl Reaistgr-Moil, Golcsburg, III. Monddy, April 23i 1973 19 Tells It Like It Is: Howard Is Lovable •Ml Mbn. Emmy Cosell (flecDtd o( TfH Pifti) Bv!RABE»lKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK (NBA) - Ditf- ing Worid War II, Cpl. E. Abrdms worked as secretary to Major Lewiston at a Brooklyn embarkation post. Nearly every day a young (Emmy adds "handsome") captain named Howard Cosell would stick his head in the door and try to butter up her boss: "Lewiston, are you still around? I thought you'd be in the stockade by now." "T^is captain would also give me the benefit ol his smashing repartee," recalls Emmy, with a feigned smiric. "But I found him diaUenging. StUl do." So the daughter of the Norman R. Abrams, from an unpretentious Philadelphia suburb, Prospect Park, (Abrams later became assistant postmaster general under President Eisenhower), a girl who had previously tried nursing sdiool and then secretarial school ("I was terribly undisciplined") became the wile of that young brazen captain. Aft«r the Army, Cosell began a law practice which at first was unflourishing. Enmiy remembers that they would split IS On a day and she would go shofiping figuring up all her purdtases befor^nd to make sure it would not equal, say, $2.57, and force her to return an item. The lalw practice grew. But Howard also began a sideline, interviewing sports figures on radio. He eventually burst onto the television scoie. Now he is even seen on television commercials and he has been in recent Woody Allen motion pictures. ("It's not true that Howard made me see 'Bananas' SO times. Only five," said Emmy.) Howard Cosell is certainly one of the celebrities of our age. "The people that start to come around!" said Emmy Cosell. "It's incredible but Howard is pursued by women all the time. And young women. Imagine a 25-year-old woman chasing a 52-year-old grandfather. "At the Super Bowl last January, we're having breakfast in the hotel coffee shop. Two young women are sitting across from us. They leave. A few minutes later Howard gets a phone call. We're surprised because we think no one knows we're there. It's one of those women. She wants Howard to come up to her room. Can you believe ttiat? What a distorted sense of values. "At parties some women treat me with such contempt. TTiey expect me to be glamorous. They give me this cold stare, as if to say, 'What does he see in that old broad?" Emmy says she is strengthened by her strong ego. "I came to marriage with a fairly undamaged ego. I was always rath^ happy." Mostly, though, she says Howard is immensely supportive. "Never a day goes by that he doesn't tell me he loves me," she said. "He's also the biggest square I know. And he has perspective. But if aU this fame - I hate to use that word — had happened in our 30s, it might have changed our lives. We might have taken ourselves a lot more seriiwsly." It has only been in the last couple of years, she says, that the Cosell phenomenon has been so great. She attributes it to the huge popularity ti Monday night pro football telecasts. Howard's renown, however, and his controversial side burgeon ed when he was one of the first and most vcHuble to support Muhammad Ali when Ali was strippisd of his heavyweight title in 19«7. "It's strange, but we can hardly go' out in public any more," said Emmy Cosell. "We went to a Knicks game recently. People kept coming over for autographs or to give Howard their views on sports. Howard said he felt like a freak. It took all the joy out of the game. We left at halftime." For the most part, though, she and her husband enjoy their status today. Sometimes she'll think what it would be like to be an anthropologist — "I admire Margaret Mead very much. I think I have the disposition to do that kind of work — to go to strange places and learn about the natives. And I woul<^'t be upset about eating grasshopper for supper" — but anthropology is only a farfetched thought. She vfould still rather be Mrs. Howard Cosell. "He am astonishes me," she said. "I enjoy listening to him. Like in Buffalo when he received the first atmual Jackie Robinson award for contributions to minorities in sport. He talked about Jackie's tOugh life, his breaking the color bearer in baseball, his troid^les with his children — dope, a fatal car accident, and how Jackie died young at 52, nearly blind and within a year would have had both legs amputated because of diabetes. Howard told how he admired Jackie — once this glorious physical specimen — and how he proved so many times that he was a man, a total man and how a lesser man would have been destroyed. It was a marvelous speech. Everyone cried, including me and Howard. "But that's the other side of Howard that people rarely see. He's a devoted family man, and he's a romantic, too. This is where I come in sounding insipid. But I love when he reads Keats to me — he's done it through the years — especially 'Ode to Autumn,' his faforite poem since collie. "And every day he tells me I look lovely. It's ridiculous, but he says it with such beaming pride that I knoiW he means it. "Carroll Rosenblum, who owns the Los Angeles Rams, told me that I'm the only wife of a famous man he knows who does not resent her husband's fame. Well, how can I? So what if I go someplace and nobody knows my name? I establish my own identity with the people I know. "Also, Howard makes me feel good. The other evening we were watching films in our apartment here with six friends. In the middle of everything Howard looks across the living room at me and says, 'I love that girl.' In front of other people! I'm sure all those people were simply thrilled by the statement. It was sort of embarrassing but it was Howard!" Howard Cosell 'On tfie Rebound Fortunes Shift Rapidly in Bid For NBA Crown ByJoeMprtiBsey Sports Editor Fortunes change rapidly .in the world of sports, and this S is especially true in the National Basketball Association, g The Milwaukee Bucks, wh& two years ago were being hailed g; as headed for a new dynasty in the NBA, are now watching k from the sidelines after losing E to the underdog Golden State g warriors. ¥ Last yeiar the defending cham- w pion Bucks lost to;the Los Anr ™geles. Lakers^ who went on to win their first league title, ja, The Lakers have a 3-0 le^d M in Uieir semifinal series With S^. the Warriors and should make it intovthe finals for their defense of the NBA crown. Jlowever, there is some ques- (,tion as to who they will meet 'in the fmals. > . The Boston Celtics were sup« posed to get in the finals. In facti many were picking the * Celtics, who seemed to be re- n turning to the fonn they flashed ^ when they were dominating pro basketball, in the late '50s and jj '60s, to regain the NBA title. At present, however, the re;' surglog Knicks have the Celtics in trouble, leading them 3-1 in • the playoff series. After taking the series lead : at 2-1 Friday night, New York made a spectacular comeback 'Sunday to beat the Celtics in a double overtime. The Knicks at were trailing by 16 the three-quarter mark, tt^ It was just a few years ago S .that the Knicks won the NBA * and ai^ared to be on their way to dominating things. An ailing Willis Reed hurt the effectiveness of the Knicks, but the strong center seems to be healthy and is a key to the Knicks return to power. It's hard to count out the Celtics who were playing without Exam Scheduled HOUSTON (UPI) - Tostao, the Brazilian soccer star whose left eye was operated on earlier this month, will undergo a medical examination today. Pr. Robert A. Moura said the examination will be the first check of Tostao'i^ progress since; the isoccer player was released from the hospital April 16. Moura operated on Tostao's eye April 3 for a retinal detachment. the services of John Havilcck. He is stiffering from torn shoulder muscles which may kep him out of the game at Boston Wednesday. A win for New York Wednesday would eliminate the Celtics. Can whoever wins in this one beat the Lakers in the finals? This i^ assuming of course that Los Angeles can win one of its next three games with Golden State. The way it's gohig I wouldn't bet more than a dime cup of coffee on the outcome. That's if you know where yOu can buy coffee for 10 cnts. -J- We think the Cardinals Will win again this season^ and we sincerely hope so. Think how embarrassing it would be for the Cubs at the end of the season if they were the only team to lose to the Red Birds. _j_ The report on Bob Simmons' hol-in-one at Soangetaha last week was not completely accurate, atfd since it was the first seven wood ace reported, we feel we ought to set the records straight. Bob' was playing with Jerry Olson, Roger Coleman and Jim Benbow who witnessed the hole-in-one on the 190-yard No. 14. "He's no Jack Nicklaus," Olson commented, "but he's a hell of a man with a seven wood. _J- 'John Thiel and 18 years" will be shown over Galesburg Cable TV (Channel 7) Tuesday night. It is a documentary of Coach Thiel and basketball at GHS, which will include film highlights of some of the outstanding games under "Thiel, including the famed slow down game against Rock Island in 1957. T^ere will also be interviews of former players. It will be a 90-minute show starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a showing at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Frazier Sparks Knick Rally Over Celtics By GARY KALE NEW YORK (UPI) - Walt Frazier had a license to drive in the fourth quarter and he steered the New York Knicks to a double overtime victory over the Boston Celtics. Trailing by 16 points in the fourth session and Frazier having anything but a hot hand, Coadi Red Holzman "gave Frazier license to take his man one-on-one" and the strategy started a Knick rally that beat Boston, 117-110, Sunday for a 31 lead in their National Basketball Association semifinal playoff series. "With both Jo Jo White and Frazier having five fouls, it was to our advantage to have Walt play that way," Holzman said. Then, shrugging, he added "if it didn't work, so you lose." Frazier scored a game-high 37 points, but it was in the fourth period that he turned the contest around as he netted 15 points, including a basket with 17 seconds left that tied the game at 89-alI after regulation time. "When we were down by 16,1 was already thinking ahead to Wednesday," said Frazier "but suddenly everything seemed to jell." Boston played a fantastic defensive game to make up for the absence of injured John Havlicek, out with torn muscles in his right shoulder. The injury may keep Hondo out of Wednesday night's game in Boston, too, and allow New York to clinch the series. If a sixth game is needed, it will be played here Friday night. Los Angeles leads Golden State, 3-0, in the Western Conference playoffs after a 12670 victory Saturday night and a Laker win at Oakland, Calif., tonight would wrap up that set. A Los Angeles-New York final then would be the third such matchup in the last four years. New York won in 1970 and Los Angeles took the title from the Knicks last year. Havlicek said the Celtics were up for the game and there was no overconfidence when Boston held the 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. "We've all seen teams come back from 16 points and win," Havlicek said. "To get that lead requires a great deal of defense. But sometimes the momentum swings the other way and that's what happened in this case. "Our guys played an incredible game. Everyone tightens his bootstraps in a playoff situation and they were up fo^^'., this one." The Knicks, in turn, praised' rookie John Gianelli, who filled in brilliantly when Willis Reed; picked up his sixth foul.';. Gianelli scored four key point^ in the second overtime period'" and drew Dave Cowens into his sixth personal with 1:45 remain; ning. White fouled out a minut^^ later and the Boston attack was^ throughly destroyed. White"" scored 34 points In the game and Cowens had 33. "I think Gianelli did it in the end, when he blocked a key sijot and then drew the foul oh Cowens," Frazier said warmly. Two WHA Teams Votch Playoff Wins ATTENTION Boyt Mi GJrIi Ages 8 to 15 GAIISBURO AREA SOAP BOX DERBY RACES Will B« Htid Gotetburg, III. Junt 3rd Abingdon, III. Foil Fostivol Elmwood, III. Foil Foitivol Build your car now and join the fun. Rules and regulations can be obtained at the following cooperating STANDARD Oil DEALERS HAK Pat O'Reilly T. May's McCermick's 0. Winklsr's Vern Barsema'$ Tom Voyle's Don's Std. Abingdon, 111. Dawson's Std. Knoxvillo, III. Dale's Std. Elmwood, III. FURTHB i INFORMATION Coll 342-3655 GALESBURG, lU. By United Press International The New England Whalers and Houston Aeros took the most shots on goal in Sunday's two World Hockey Association playoff games but the Cleveland Crusaders and Winnipeg Jets came away with the victories. The Whalers hammered 36 shots at Cleveland goalie Gerry Cheevers but only two of them got past the pudgy netminder while the Crusaders connected on five of their 33 shots to post a 5-2 victory. The win was the first in four games for the Crusaders and moved the semifinal series back to Boston for a fifth game Thursday night. Houston fired 28 shots at Winnipeg goalie Ernie Wakely but Wakely was more than equal to the task as he blanked the Aeros and helped the Jets, who took 27 shots, score a 2-0 victory and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game No. 3 will be played Tuesday night in Houston. Gary Jarrett tallied three of Cleveland's five goals and Ron Buchanan notched the other two to help the Crusaders avoid elimination in four straight games. The Crusaders took a 21 lead in the first period on Buchanan's goals, which were sandwiched around Tim Sheehy's fifth goal of the series for the Whalers. Jarrett's first tally was the only goal of the second period but New England reduced the margin to 3-2 on a score by Larry Pleau at 1:16 of the third period. Jarrett then scored two more goals from near the crease to Ice the victory for the Crusaders. Dune Rousseau scored on a rebound with less than five minutes left to play in regulation time to snap a scoreless deadlock and Norm Beaudin fired a shot into an open Houston net in the final minute of play to give Winnipeg its victory. Rousseau's goal was set up when linemate Milt Black dug the puck out of the corner and fed Larry Homung at the blue line. Houston goalie Don McCloud was down when Rousseau got the rebound, stepped back, and pumped a shot high into the Aeros' net. The insurance goal- came when Chris Bordeleau blocked a shot at the Winnipeg blue line and sent it ahead to Beaudin. The Jets' rightwinger ^ated into the Aero zone and fired the puck into the net which McCloud had vacated for sixth attacker. BOWLING PACESEHERS FoUowlng are Individual scratch acorei and team handicap totala •xcept where otherwise noted. COLLEOIATS LEAGUE High team series. Spares it Strikes, 2024; High team game, Spares & Strikes, 693. High individual series, Duey Bennett, 511; High individual game, Craig Mitchell, 180. CAMPUS LEAGUE High team series, Renegades, 2070; High team game. Gutter Guys, 792. High individual series, John Heasly, 497; High individual game Randy Cain, 203. WEEKENDERS LEAGUE High team series, Coburn Sc Ackman, 2264; High team game, Bradshaw, Pearson & Welsh. 828. High individual series (men) Glenn Baldwin, 564; (women) Ruby Burchell, 475; High individual game, (men) Glenn Baldwin, 212; (women) Ruby Burchell, 203. RAILROAD LEAGUE High team series, Louis Lakis Ford, 3074; High team game, Louis Lakis Ford, 1064. High individual series, Ken Johnson, 603; High individual game, Jim Root, 237. CUY8 It GALS LEAGUE High team series, Galesburg Bowl, 2872; High team game. Admirals, 1008. High individual series (men), Fred Johnson. 567; (women) Jo Stevens, 546; High individual game, (men) Lee Devlin, 214; (women) Mary Smith, 209. For A Special Occasion N««d a Spocial Car? RENT ONE FROM US! • Easy 0 Iconomical • Quick Dally .. Woakly . . Monthly GALESBURG LINCOLN - MiRCURY 190 N. Broad 342-4121 SUNDAY NIGHTERS MIXED LEAGUE High team series. Team No. 9- Team No. 2 (tie), 2325; High team game. Team No. 9, 811. High individual series (men), Jim Welch, 578; (women) Ada Trone, 507; High individual game, (men) Jerry Wynn, 223; (women) Ada Trone- Mable Mealman-Sherry McCoy (tie), 180. ABINGDON JUNIOR LEAGUE High team series, Team No. 1, 2776; High team game, Team No. 9, 058. High individual series (boys), Jeff Nelson, 548; (girls) Sheryl Whlte- 489; High individual game (boys). Rick Hahn-Jeff Nelson, 201; (girls) Shelley Onion, 178. COMMANDO JUNIOR LEAGUE High team series, Polish Union, 2726; High team game. Professional Amateurs, 944. High individual series (boys), Steve Baker, 530; (girls) Kathy White, 488; High individual game, (boys) Dwight Foutch. 209; (girls) Kathy White, 183. High BIG la LEAGUE team series, Hawthorne Drug-Legion, 2903; High team game, Hawthorne Drug-Legion, 1029. High, individual series, VirgU Fortner, 630; High individual game, Virgil Fortner, 244. Bunker Links Free Clinic Set to Open Golf pro Joe Stolarick is putting on his annual Free Bunker Links Golf Clinic which will run for three weeks, starting with a session Tuesday night at the city course. All adults are Invited — men and women -- with a clinic to be held every Tuesday and Thursday for the next three weeks. Each session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the clinic to end May 10. • Free instructions will be given iby Stolarick, Including funda- Ba, ^'^l^'in<lSki ^SlV !:mentals of golf and the rules of Linda Bizarri, 211. BOWLETTE LEAGUE High team series. Steak 'n Shake, 2982; High team game, ~ " Shake, 1093. Steak 'n Mehta Wins Close-Fought Safari Rally NAIROBI (UPI) - Exiled Uganda businessman Shekhar Mehta today won the closest fought East African Safari Auto rajly In recent history after an unprecedented points tie with Harry Kallstrbm of Sweden. Mehta and Kallstrom finished with 406 points apiece. But according to rally rules Mehta won the uidividual title because he had fewer penalty points through the first three checkpoints in the event. The organizers said the tie on points was unprecedented. Shekhar, who reached Nairobi first of the 21 cars that finished, led Kallstrom by one penalty point at the checkered flag but dropped one to finish even with the Swedish rally driver. Records Are Set In Track Relays COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) —jbut Eastern Michigan hafi four Stan Vinson of Eastern Michi-/winners and Purdue three, With three cars in the top four, Nissan motors won the manufacturers team championship easily with Peugeot in second place. Ford, which last year won the team and individual titles, was totally eclipsed this year. All five works entered cars were eliminated. Ford motor sport director Stuart Turner said: "Obviously we are bitterly disappointed but are still not sorry we came to the Safari because it has been tremendous —almost theatrical in its drama." gan set a meet record in the 440-yard run and anchored the winning mile relay team in the 36th annual Ohio State Track Relays during the weekend. A total of 12 records were, set In the two-day meet at Ohio Stadium which closed Saturday. Some 1,000 athletes from 35 colleges, 10 track clubs and 24 high schools competed. Team scores were not kept, WHA Standings (SemUiiuds) (Best of Seven) w. t. Chicago 3 1 New York 1 3 gf 11 10 ga 10 11 w. I gf ga Montreal 3 1 14 10 Philadelphia 1 3 10 14 Sunday's Results Montreal 4 Philadelphia x (Only game scheduled) Monday's Games (No games scheduled) NHL Standings (Semifinals) (Best of Seven) East w. I. gf ga New England 3 1 13 13 Cleveland 1 3 13 13 West w. 1. gf ga Winnipeg 2 0 7 1 Houston 0 2 17 Sundafy's Results Cleveland 5 New England 2 Winnipeg 2 Houston 0 Monday's Games (No games scheduled) Vinson ran the 440 Saturday In 47.1, breaking the meet record of 47.5 he had set the day before in qualificalons. Other records set included Purdue's 880-yard relay team, 1:25.0; John Craft of the Chicago Track Club, 440 H yard hurdles, 51.7; Rick Wohlhauter of Chicago Track Club, mile run, 4:06.3; Eastern Michigan, four - mile relay, 16:58.7 and Keith Brown of Cleveland's Blue Ribbon Track Club, six- mile run, 29:03.2. In other events, Charles Hanan of Purdue won the decathlon with 6,868 points; D i c k Schott of Michigan, three-mile run, 14:12; Bob Covolo, cpm- pcting unattached, javellji toss, 234-6; George Tymos of Ctiicago Track Club, shotput 57 -13/4, and Stan Albright of Cleveland, high jump 6-8. Steve Kelly of Bloomington, Ind. won the 3,000-yard steeplechase in 9:03.3; Bob Douglas of Central State won the university division 100-yard dash in 9.5, and Northwestern took the sprint medley in 3:28.4. FOR LOW LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE Contact: J Tony Lisch |if# MILLERS MUTUAL WS^ 411 BANK 01 ^ : GALESBURG BLDf}. 343-1166 or 343-6981 ABINGDON BANTAM LEAGUE High team series. Gutter Guys, the game. Those attending are] to bring an iron, but a club will be furnished for anyone that men leain series, ouiier vjuys,. u„..„ 1516; High team game, Gutter Guys. UOes HOt have One. , High individual series (boysi, Tiin Stolarick Said he expeCtS Palmer, 260; (gjrlsi Brenda Os- , , r .u i- • i- u- trander, 209; High individual g/mie, big tUmOUt fOf the CliniC wllich Kda o&i ^ii /l !mi /l:'u7: is in its Sixth consccutive year. TELEVISION SPECIAL "John Thiel and Eighteen Years"- PRESENTED BY — CABLE TV — GALESBURG Tuesday, April 24 Wednesdoy, April 25 CHANNEL 7 6:30 P.M. 10 A.M. 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