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Tuesdoy. January 8. 1957 THE IJ^iCOLX STA» 11 WASHINGTON EYES ELLIOTT NU Coach Interviewed By Director By DON BRYANT Sports Editor, The Star Nebraska football coach Pete Elliott has been interviewed for the head grid job at the University of Washington, it was learned early Tuesday morning. A reliable source in San Francisco, Calif., told The Star: “Elliott was in the San Francisco Bay Area and talked with George Briggs, while Briggs was here to attend the Pacific Coast Conference meeting and visiting relatives." Briggs, the athletic director at Washington, is seeking a replacement for Darrell Royal who resigned to become head football coach at Texas. Sports Editor Royal Brougham of the Seattle Post- Intelligencer checked with Briggs and told The Star by phone early Tuesday: “Briggs would not deny that he had conferred with Elliott." I---------------------------------— Brougham reported that Briggs said he *‘was definitely getting a spIit-T coach ... that Elliott is a good coach . • « and that he’d qualify.” Briggs, while declining to state that he had met with Elliott, confirmed that he had been in the Bay Area at the time of the reported meeting. The Huskie athletic director also said, *‘We’H probably know about the new coach this week.” Elliott has been out of the city for several days and Monday it was learned by The Star that Elliott was on the West Coast at the request of a Pacific Coast school. Contrary to some misleading information published Monday, Elliott is not ‘‘job hunting.” He was invited to the interview. Athletic Director Bill Orwig Monday night decMned to comment on the report from the Coast that Elliott had confe»^red with the Washington directot. The San Francisco source also reported that a person close to the scene out there said ‘‘I’m surprised that an announcement hasn’t been made” when he confirmed the meeting between Briggs and Elliott. Whether this meant that Elliott has accepted or rejected the Washington offer wasn’t revealed. ern California where Jess Hill moved up to the athletic directorship. It is understood that Pete accepted the invitation to confer with the PCC school because he had been made such a tremendous offer that he just could not refuse to investigate it. No doubt Washington has made a substantial salary offer in addition to other inducements. When Royal left Mississippi State to take the Washington Job he was given a long-term contract at $18,000 per year. Neither Elliott nor Briggs could be located for comment Monday night. Elliott was out of the city when the Nebraska Regents raised his salary $2,500 to $14.500 Saturday and has been unavailable for comment since. University officials have stressed that Elliott’s salary was raised because of past services and future promise, not because of the current offer from another school. Huskers Clobber Colorado * Don Smidt Sinks Layup Don Smidt of Nebraska (32) Leo Hayward watch. Nebraska’s drives in for a layup shot as Rex Ekwall (20) is in the back- Colorado’s Don Walker (30) and ground. (Star Photo). Missouri Surprises Iowa State COLUMBIA, Mo. (^h-The Missouri Tigers got an early jump on Iowa State and defeated the favored Cyclones 77-59 Monday night in a Big Seven Conference basketball upset. Missouri slapped a tight defense on Cyclones scoring ace Garry Thompson and held him to 18 points, while battering the visitors with a one-i —Bill Ross KU NIPS SOONERS BY 59-51 NORMAN, Okla. i^The University of Oklahoma basketball team gave the unbeaten Kansas Jay- hawks their biggest scare since a one-point victory over Iowa State Dec. 27, but finally bow'ed to the nation’s top-ranked college basketball team, 59-51 Monday night in a Big Seven ccMitest. scoring two-three scoring punch Chambwlain took ... k 23 points, Sonny Sie-i.''“?, bert 20 and Lionel Smith, 19. I tightly guarded by Joe King who . , , . . , tallied 20 points, as did teammate Missouri finished last in the Big ; j)on Schwall. Seven- pre-season tournament at Kansas City while Iowa State lost to the top-ranked Kansas Jay- hawks by only one point. Until Monday night that had been Iowa State’s lone defeat against eight victories. IOW.% 8TXTK Miasoi <: F T '■'rawfd f 3 10-lS 16 Ho« f Vo« f S 5-6 11 KgWhoff Davis f 2 O-I 4 Totter £ Medskcrc 2 2-1 6 Stehr f Kroch ki c 0 0-0 0 Duren c Thomp’n « 6 6-S IS Steoh .is c Fri-hm g 1 0-0 2 Sicbert s Bav'kol g 1 0-0 2 Sti;th t I’aden * Kirksey g Totals 18 28 31 S» Total* Towa State....................................... Missoun .... .. The victory, the Jayhawks’ llth, pushed Kansas into the conference lead, with a 2-0 record. The Sooners have a 1-1 league mark and a 4-6 over-all record. Oklahoma was cold at the beginning of the game and at the start IÍÍ G F 7*8 T of the second half. 823KAXSA.S OFT OKLAHOMAG F T (» 4-6 4 John.son 0 0 0 SchwaJI 7 6 20 0 « 0 0 Elstun 3 3 9 Simpson 0 0 0 () 0-f) 0Johnston 1 0 2 Ashcraft0 0 0 (I .8 8 8 Chamberlain 7 8 22 Anderson 0 0 0 0 3 41 M. King 6 6 18 J, King 9 220 a 2-J 20 F'arker 3 0 6 Hudson 2 2 6 4 11-12 -1!)Hollinger0 0 0 Medley 1 3 5 0 2-2 2 Kindred 10 2 Ra*s 0 0 0 0 21 ,1 0-0 t.5-42 0 77Totale 21 1159 Kell Total 0 0 0 19 13 51 22 17 59 Kan.*a* .... ......................32 27—59 .31 46-■77Oklahoma 23 28-51 DOUG FORD FORD GAINS GOLF TITLE LOS ANGELES i^Husky Doug Ford smashed through a massed scoring jam late this rainy Monday afternoon to win the $35,000 Los Angeles Open golf tournament with a last round score of 69 and a 72- hole total of 280. ♦ Winner of many major golfing events in the natioh but never this one before, the 33-year-old Ford picked up the $7,000 top money with rounds of 69-71-71-69—280. Holdrege Tops Class Ä Ratings Broken Bow, Gering, It should be pointed out that job offers to coaches are very common at this time of the year. Dusker assistant coach Bill Jennings has been offered a backfield j job at a Southwest Conference Asked about this, Orwig said. “I have not talked to Pete since Dec. 22 .” Whatever Elliott’s decision is, it; has apparently not reached a should be known shortly. He is to j cisión yet. meet the other members of his | There are numerous coaching Nebraska start and Orwig at St. jobs open and those schools look- School—no doubt Texas where ex- Oklahoma quarterback Royal is now assembling a staff—but he de- Louis, where the NCAA convention starts today. When it was learned that Elliott was on the West Coast and in the Bay area, there was a strong indication that he had been invited by the University of California which Ls searching for a successor to Lynn (Pappy) Waldorf. There is also a vacancy at South- PETE ELLIOTT ing fcH* coaches always cwitact other prominent coaches in an effort to woo them. And it should not be inferred that because a coach accepts an invitation and listens to an offer that he will take the job. It is considered the proper etiquette in coaching circles to accept invitations out of courtesy, even if the coach has no intention of resigning his present position. What it all boils down to is that Nebraska has a fine football coach in Pete Elliott and that his serv- ice.s will continually be sought. This isn’t the first head coaching offer Elliott has had—either before he came to Nebraska or after—it’s just the latest. Should he decide to remain here, and there’s a very good chance he will, it certainly won’t be the last offer he’ll receive. When a school has a coach with a reputation Elliott has, there will always be others trying to lure him away. It’s that simple. NU Grad Named To Texas Job CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex.-Eddie Kaplan, University of Nebraska graduate, has been named business manager of the Corpus C3iristi Cloppers baseball team in the Class B Big State League. Kaplan is a graduate of the Florida Southern College baseball administration school. He graduated from the University oi Nebraska in 1956, He was student manager of the Nebraska basketball team. Kaplan is a native of Brooklyn N.Y. Crete, York Press By RON GIBSON Star Sports Staff Writer Nebraska’s Class A high school basketball teams are following a pattern set by their larger Class AA brothers in the early weeks of 1957. The Class A field, like the Class AA pack, is scrambled in The Star’s first ratings of 1957. Holdrege is the early leader despite a loss to Broken Bow, ranked second. Holdrege’s loss to Broken Bow came in the first game of the season. Since then, the Dusters of Coach Joe Simanek have clicked off four straight wins, three over Class A teams and one over AA Keraney. One of (lie Holdrege victories was an 81-36 thra.shing of Lexing- ex-University High player J i m Huge (5-11) scoring well from the post, look like a good bet to keep rolling. 2. Broken Bow—The Indians have a 4-1 record ajwl would be first but for the loss to Lexington. 3. Gering—Graduation took sev- ton Saturday night. This was in ■ eral players from the 1956 state the nature of revenge—Lexington had dealt Broken Bow a defeat earlier. Gering is the third-place club. The Bulldogs, a state tournament team last year, are undefeated in four games but the strength of The Star's Top Ten CLASS A 1. Holdrege (4-1). 2. Broken Bow (4-1). 3. Gering (4-0). 4. C rete (5-1). 5. York (.3-2). 6. C^olumbus (3-2). 7. Uozad (3-1). 8. Lexington (1-2). 9. Omaha Holy Name (3-1), 10. Norfolk (2-3). BASKETBALL RESULTS Bid 8KVKV NEBRASKA 14 ............................ Colorado S! Miasonri 71 .............................. Iowa Stato 5» KanMk .18 ......... . Dklaboma 31 BIG TEN' Indiana Id .............................. Wi«(ron.sio 6« Notr* hame 82 ...................Xorth»e»iern 61 Ohio Siatr 75 ................... I'lirduc 6M .Michiaan 70 ......................Michigan Htate h » Illlnoia «1 Iowa 10 OTHKR COLLEGES Wilmington 81 ................................. 5'irginia I'ninn 36 \ anderbilt 81 .. Furman 8.S .......... ItoanoWr 8 .) ........... Citadel 81 .......... H.*racu*e 79 l*rr»b>( fO| Wajoe Ke. 67 . Etorida 71 .... Ituotirvne .’>7 1 oungftown 88 Oklahoma Citr 8k Fla. Southern 94 , Kroturkv 84 Penn Stale 84 College Coaches To Ban Pro Scouts From Campus By HUGH FULLERTON JR. ST. LOUIS (AP)College baseball coaches struck back angrily at professional ball Monday in an effort to retaliate for the elimination of the major league college rule. Stirred by the sudden ending of a protective rule for which they had worked 11 years, the executive committee of the American Assn. of College Baseball Coaches recommended a ban against professional scouts contacting players on college campuses.,--------------------------------------The coaches said in effect that they proposed to end all courtesies w'hich have been shown to scouts Krntuckv 81. 94 . Tulane 73 .Marauettr 69 .Miami iFla.I 19 Centre 6.5 Lincoln 88 . Oeorxia Tech 73 Virginia Tech 81 Nortoik W &VI 58 \ Ml 71 ... . Connecllcut 78 . . Piedmont 77 l ent. Michigan 5.5 . . Loui>.ana Kt. 50 .. . \ illanota 45 .. Hi. Vincent 6.3 . W. Kenturk, 18 Tampa 13 “burg 5« |)« the past and to make it as tough ... wiiberfnrre « 0 1 gg possible for them to get in touch Georgia 54 Detroit 64 Stelton 81 assignments ° .Vlabama 8d the opposition hasn’t been given a severe test. Oring halted a four-game Bayard win streak in its last outing. There is one other parallel between the Class A and Class AA ratings. Last year’s state champ j is missing from the Top Ten m both cases. Boys Town missed the Top Ten in llie Star’s Class AA ratings announced Monday. Falls City, the A champ, just missed a Top Ten spot in the first 1957 A chart today. Falls City has lost two games— to Tecumseh, a perennial Falls City jinx, and by four points to Northeast, highly ranked in Class AA. •Die Class A field stacks up as follows: 1, Holdrege—The Dusters, with tournament finalist, but Dick Koch is back and the Bulldogs have handled their early well. 4. Crete — The Cardinals (5-1) could go higher. They have height in Doug Hokenstad and Jerry Werner, but this wasn’t enough to get by a salty Hebron (Class B) five in the Fairbury Invitational. 5. York-Another of the 1956 tournament teams, York should be tough this season. The early showing is fair—a 20-point loss to Class AA Hastings is the only black mark. The Dukes lost to Holdrege, but beat Columbus by two points. 6. Columbus—Just a shade behind York and with a good chance to move is Columbus. Big <6-5) - -LeRoy Hulsebus has been ¡¿1 spark so far as the Discoverers j ffiwiv# have clipped Omaha Westside and with college players. Ethan Allen of Yale, AACBC president and a former major Bradiyr 88 ....................................... Drake IS Oberlln 71 Hiram 13 K"‘’K«iur*ky 6Î ' !MiiT‘Snm 62 ! league player himself, said the .......................... Rollina 93 ................. Mi«, hiate 78 Drenel 75 ... (OTI Delawaie 74 Kockbarvt 74 ............ Klrk»»llle (Mo.) .59 Denver 74 ......................... Wyominie 56 Fhk 62 Xavier (N'.O.) 54 Brandei« 76 .................... . Tafit 73 1'psala 71 ....................... Biooklvn Poly .54 Rice 78 Arkansaa 68 Abilene Christian 63 .......... McMurry 60 Tulsa 65 ......................................... Houston 64 Centenary 83 .................... Miss. Southern 19 Florida A&M 81 ... Morris Brown 7.5 Kethaa, 73 ............ N’Western (Minn.) 67 Bemidji 78 Manitoba 66 Ht. Bonaventure 79 ......... Morebead 62 Uiiincy 70 . Loras 57 I'pper Iowa 108 ............. I/uUier 88 la. Weslevan 8» .......................... Carlhaae 54 Parsons 69 ................................... Simpson 66 Hardin Simmon* 57 X. Me*. A&M 4» Tf\. WeMem 61 W. Te*a* 50 Arisona 19 Teias Tech 63 rule obviously will be hard to enforce, but it would be followed by an educational campaign designed to tell college players and their parents the advantages of keeping a boy in college rather than letting him sign up with the pros. Michigan Edges Spartans, 70-69 EAST LANSING, Mich. (JV-The University of Michigan made a ! one-point lead stand up for Wesleyan Gpens NCC Play Tonight Nebraska Wesleyan University opens its Nebraska College Conference action tonight against the Peru State team on the Bobcats’ court. Wesleyan is currently boasting a seven-game winning streak, an opening loss to Iowa Wesleyan the only defeat of the season. It's Gfficial; Jordan Gusted CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (3- Lloyd Jordan Mixiday became the third successive Harvard f(X)tbaU coach released before his agree- Missouri U frantic last 61 secoonds and edged : ^ent with the university had ex- cross-state rival Michigan State 1 pired, j 70-69 in a Big Ten thriller Monday night. Pacific Coast Wrangle Continues Stanford, Col U Dissatisfied With Code By JACK STEVENSON SAN FRANCISCO 3 — Oil which was poured on troubled Pacific Coast Conference athletic waters has caught fire. Reports of possible bolts from the conference, heretofore centered on UCLA^ and the Univer* •ity of Southern California, were heard Monday at Stanford and the University of California. UCLA and USC, hardest hit last summer by penalties for illegal aid to athletes, had urged more liberal help for football players and other athletes participating in varsity »ports. Lak Friday the ccaiference adopted in principle a new code for Tinancial as.sii^ance. After passing by a 7-2 vote, with Stanford and Oregon against it, the new aid proposal hit stormy going. Chancell«: Clark Kerr of the University of California termed it a step toward proies- sionalism. Monday President Robert Gordon Spróul of California, whose r authority extends over both the Berkeley and UCLA campuses, indicated he favors a plan of special assistance only during the competitive playing seasons. Dr. Wallace Sterling, Stanford president, saidi “We will have to re-examine the effect of ctmfer- ence action <m Stanford’s participation in intercollegiate athletics.” President A. L. Strand of Oregon State admitted he ‘‘went along reluctantly” with the new plan. Rickey Named HOLLYWOOD (^Branch Rickey of the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday was named chairman of the board of directori of the Hollywood Stars. He succeeds the late Victor Ford Collins. The 71-year-old Rickey, who also is board chairman of the National League baseball club, attended the director meeting here. President 0. Meredith Wilson of Oregon said liis school’s approval was given on “only general outlines of the program.” “There is much to be dime,” be added. President D. R. Theophillus of Idaho declared: “The principles of the new financial code are sound —but the progriun will be difficult to develop.” The ccmference must face those difficulties May 19-23 at Spokane, Wash., when it meets to work out details. The new «xJe provides that atu- dent-athlete* -^cive aid <xi the basis of need as determined by an independent outside agency. The athlete would be required to work a specified amount of time but if his earnings, plus funds from his family, are not sufficient, he would be allowed a subsistence grant-in-aid. No post-m e e t i n g comments came from USC, Washington or WaahingUKt State. Schuyler, and pressed York, (4446) and Northeast (35-38). 7. C o z a d—The Haymakers, strong in basketball for the past few years, may be rugged again. A 14-point defeat by Broken Bow mars the Cozad slate, which includes wins over McCook, Grant and Ogallala. 8. Lexington — With big Monte Kiffin and Mike Heilman, a transfer student from Beatrice St. Joseph, in the lineup, Lex was expected to be strong. However, Heilman was benched with early fouls against Holdrege and an 81-56 rout resulted. The win over Broken Bow by five points (53-48) looks good; a loss to Class AA Grand Island may not hurt. The Minutemen could climb. 9. Omaha Holy Name—The loss of Jim Daly by transfer to Omaha Benson has hurt the Ramblers, but they’ve won three straight after dropping the opener to Class B toughie University High. Holy Name must keep up the pace, however, to stay in. 10. Norfolk—Norfolk is an unfamiliar name in the upper echelons in recent years, but this year could be the start of an improvement. Wins are over Pierce and Albion, mediocre lower-class clubs, but Norfolk pressed Hastings (4446) and Class B defending champ Wayne (63-66) in other Nebraska starts. Norfolk also lost to Yankton, S. D. A number of other dubs bear consideration. Falls Gty, Ogallala, Fairbury, Bellevue, Blair and Lincoln Southeast are the best of the unranked teams to date. Candidates COLUMBIA, Mo. 3 — Four more candidates for the University of Missouri football coaching job were interviewed Monday but no decision was reached, Don Faurot, athletic director and retiring coach, said there probably will be no decision until after this week’s meeting of the Nftional Football Coaches Assn. in St. Louis. “When I get back from the coaches’ meeting, the committee on intercollegiate athletics will meet again and we will resume consideration of the candidates,” Faurot said. Monday’s applicants made a total of 14 interviewed. The four were Charles Moser, 38, Abilene, Tex,, High School coach; Phil Bengtson, 43, of the San Francisco 48ers; Don W. Robinson, 31, University of Michigan backfield coach, and Frank Broyles, 31, Georgia Tech backfield coach. Dees Hits 28 As Hoosiers Romp BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (fW-Archie Dees poured through 28 points basketball In a brief official statement j which made no reference to a successor or even the machinery for his selection. Harvard ended Jordan’s seven-year stay. Johnson, Turner High Monday night as Indiana Univer- in freshman ConteSt Illinois Rally Tips Iowa, 81-70 CHAMPAIGN, 111. 3 — Hiles Stout. George Bon Salle and Roger Taylor led a second half surge that enabled Klinoi.s to come from behind and beat Iowa’s defending Big Ten basketball champion* Moj:ula.r right, 81-70. Ben Konz Elected NBFA President Ben Konz, a memoer of the Ne braska Better Fishing Association for several yeans, Monday wa* elected president of the group for 1957. Harry Jesperson was elected vice-president anl Fern Mosier was re-elected secretsry-treasurer. Vernon Whiting and Dean Harris were elected new members of the board of directors sity defeated Wisconsin. 79-68, to win its second Big Ten Ctmference game. Wisconsin has been whipped twice in League play. Busso Beaten NEW YORK OP-Bobby Courchesne, a busy little beaver from Holyoke, Mass., gained an upset, split decision over Jo’^nny Busso of New York in a 10-rounder at St. Nicholas Arena. Tne defeat snapped Busso’s winning streak at seven. Jack John.son of Loup City scored 26 point* on 13 field goals and Herschel Turner of Indianapolis, Ind., hit 25 to lead all scorers in the University of Nebraska freshman game preceding the varsity contest. The Reds beat the Whites, 76-72. q 74-52 Stingy Defense Big Aid By DON BRYANT Sports Editor, The Star T h e^, dashing Nebraska Cornhuskers, capitalizing on an air-tight defence and a torrid attack completely crushed Colorado, 74-52, at the Coliseum Monday night. It was the first Big Seven game for both clubs and the Husker victory was the seventh of the campaign, equaling the entire win total last season. Colorado had a 9-2 record going into the eontest and was ranked 13th in the nation in the latest International News Service poll. But the Boulder Buffaloes of Russell (Sox) Walseth were never in the game as the hot Huskers roared to a 36-19 halftime lead before a crowd of over 5,000 cheering fans. Lyle Nannen, Don Smidt and Gary Reimers got three quick buckets to open the second half to give Nebraska a 23-point advantage and the Huskers maintained the margin throughout the contest. Midway in the second half, the Cornhuskers led by 25 and Jerry Bush began shooing in subs. But the home dub continued to manhandle the western visitors and boosted its lead to 32 points 67-35, with some six minutes Ifeft. The reserves finished up in fine style. So tight-knit was the Cornhu^er zone defense that the Buffs got only 16 field goals, seven in the first half and eight in second and four of the second-half baskets came in the last five minutes long after the Nebraska regulars had bowed out. The Huskers coupled their murderous defense with one of the finest offensive showings the Coliseum has witnessed, hitting at a scorching .676 pace. They handled the ball expertly, time and time again riddling the Buifs’ defense for easy shots. Once again Reimers, the Millard junior, was the Huskers main offensive weapon with 18 points. Gary hit seven for seven from the field and added four free throws. Capt, Rex Ekwall, playing one of his finest games—particularly under the boards—canned seven of eight field goal attempts and two free tosses for 16. Center Ron Parsons, another rebound artist, added nine and Nannen, who stepped Into the starting five at Kansas City and has been giving a great account of himself since, chipped In with eight. Numerous time* the alert and hustling Cornhuskers swiped the ball from the Buffs to break up any comeback idea.s, Jim Cadle was Colorado's leading scorer with 17 points, 14 of them on seven nifty buckets. No other Buff made the double figures. Hook .Shots ... * Colorado is looking forward to returning to Boulder. The Buffs have been there only one day since Dec. 19. moving from Washington to the Big Seven tourney to Miami and then to Lincoln . XKHRA8KA WHITFS Turner Muiiina Bryan« Mayo Raver Roach Border« lolals OFT RED* OFT 9 7-11 25 Fit/.patriPk .5 4-7 14 3 1-4 T Shipwright 2 0-0 4 30 hO 4 Heller 2 1-2 S 2 0-0 4 Johnson 13 0-0 26 6 2.3 14 Lundhnim 4 7-9 15 3 2-2 8 CaaUxiulOO 3 12 7 0 2-4 3 He«er 2 L2 S 38 16-28 12 Tetal 3114-2216 COIXJR.tDO « r T Xich'írm f 1 n-l ? Eli'v»!! t f adlei 7 .3 « 17 Smidt f Hayi* df 0 12-18 12 Pochele f Mich *rn f 0 1-2 1 Arwood Í Rr*dleyf 2 0-0 Walker c 0 2-2 Redhair « 0 0-1 Mowb'y g 3 0-1 lohntofi I 1 0-0 Scht’der g 2 2-3 G Totali ColoriKtn X«bra*ke 4 N'ncn £•« 2 2 Finn ( 0 0 Pa rioni c 3 a Ifosardc 0 2 Swank c 0 6 R imer* « 7 Kuhacklg 1 White g 0 WelU 8 2 1« 20-32 i* TotiUi F T 2-3 16 3-.5 5 0-0 4 2-2 2 4-7 8 0-0 0 3-3 9 0-1 0 0-0 0 4-0 18 3-4 S 0-0 0 3-4 7 25 24-37 7« 19.32—52 .26-38—74 Losing String Causes Exit Holzman Quits As Hawks' Cage Coach Kroll Top Golf Money Winner DUNEDIN, Fla. - Ted Kroll of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has become professional golf’s biggest single-year money winner by earning $72,835 on the tournament trail in 1956. , , These and other professicxial where are we ST. LOUIS (JWWiiliam <Red) Holzman Monijay quit as coach of the slumping St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball A.«n, “by mutual agreement” with owner Ben Kerner, who had ’oeen threatening for a month to fire him. The Hawks, rated in pre-season forecasting as the team to beat in the NBA’* Western Division, have lost four games in a row for a season record of 14 won, 19 lost, third in the four4eam division. “I believe the club is better than its record would indicate,” Kemer said. “We’ve been losing a lot of close | ones, perhaps because of faulty substitutions and having tired men playing near the finish. “We have the best big man in basketball ia Bob PetUt and one of the best little men in Slater Martin and we have experienced, clever front court men in Ed Maccauley and Jack (Zoleman .... Ail the experts said we’d finish team didn't improve, Martin was obtained in a trade and the club won four straight, but then came the present skid. Probably the most available and considered the No. 1 candidate, partly for that reason, is Harry (Buddy) Jeanette, now an Eastern scout for the Hawks Jeanette is a former Baltimore Bullet player-coach. In Baltimore, however, Jean* etie said he had not been ap. proached about the job and as far as he’s concerned he’s not a candidate. SpecuIaticMi had been high on AI Cervi, former Syracuse coach and friend of Holzman, but he and Kerner reportedly have failed to reach an agreement because Cervi'* family pleaded with him to stay out of pro basketball. Buckeyes Clip Purdue COLUMBUS, Ohio 3 — Ohio State University’s Bucks poured it on in the ck»ing minutes to defeat the Purdue Boilermaker» 75*68 in a Big Ten basketball game befwe 9,500 fans her» Monday night. golfing statistics were released Monday by the Professional Giolf- ers’ Assn. of America. Kemer during a six-game lo.sing streak a month ago said he would have to ges % new coach li the | BASKETBALL — TOXIGHT — TUESDAY, JAN. 8 PIUS X HIGH «00« .* vs. GRAND ISLAND CATHOLIC Starting Time: Reserve—6:30; Varsity—8:00 P.M. Admission: .Adults 75«—Jr. High and I nder 35«

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