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m I'it N.Y. Mets Snap Losing Skein .On the Rebound* Loud-Mouth Cassius Must Prove That He Can Fight By JOE MORRISSEY Spo7 *ts Editor Cassius Clay still has to prove lo many boxing observers that he can fight, but no one will deny the fact that he has a million-dollar mouth. While most fighters earn title shots through their pugilistic efforts in the ring, the noisy heavyweight contender has virtually talked his way into a meeting with heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. And the million-dollar tag is not an exaggeration since the promotional efforts of cocky Cassius figure to attract more paying customers than any fight in recent years. Conservative estimates set the gate at well over the million-dollar mark. Clay has boasted several times that he will knock out powerful Sonny in the eighth round. In answer to this, the current heavyweight king has reportedly claimed: "He'll be lucky if he lasts eight seconds." Not to be outdone, the vociferous challenger warns: "If he wants to get smart about it I'll finish him before the eighth." Nor did Clay let the Liston- Patterson fight go by without getting into the act. His publicity stunt at that time included a dance through the ring before the fight. During this exhibition he held up -eight fingers to show the number of rounds it would take him to deck Liston. He also got his share of press raves for crashing the champion's victory party, "just to make Liston mad." Clay was quoted as saying that he was "glad Liston won because Patterson was too nice a guy to hurt." All of this talk means very little in terms of fistic prow­ ess hut it means a great deal in box office appeal. This, of course, determines the financial success, or failure, of any event. Many feel that Clay stole the show in the Liston-Patterson fight. To which one might ask, in all sincerity, "So what?" Almost anything or anybody could have pilfered the limelight from Patterson and Liston in their last fight which was no more than a rerun of their first fiasco. Very few expected Patterson to whip Sonny but it was hoped he could stay away from him a little longer than two minutes and 10 seconds. Actually Clay has been spectacular in his professional career thus far in as much as he has called the shot in all but one of his fights. Doug Jones, who lost a decision to Cassius, was one who failed to go down in a particular round as Clay predicted. This record may seem impressive at first glance, but the big question is who has he fought? The answer is nobody of any great consequence—with the possible exception of Jones and herein lies the key to the picture. A few feel that Clay has an excellent chance to dethrone mighty Liston but others will be satisfied if he puts on a better showing than Patterson. One thing's for sure, he doesn't lack confidence. Major League Leaders Low-Flying L.A. Angels Seem to Be Off Ground By United Press International NATIONAL LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Groat, StL 105 423 59 144 .340 Clemente, Pitt 95 372 52 124 .333 Gonzalez, Phil 104 382 60 125 . 327 T.Davis, LA 91 337 38 108 .320 Pinson, Cin 107 429 67 137 .319 H.Aaron, Mil 105 415 80 132 . 319 White, StL 105 431 79 136 .316 Williams, Chi 103 394 59 119 .302 Torre, Mil 92 318 37 96 .302 Boyer, StL 102 397 51 119 .300 AMERICAN LEAGUE Player & Club G. AB R. H. Pet. Ystrzmski, Bos 97 371 61 121 .326 Kaline, Det 98 383 65 121 .316 Malzone, Bos 101 391 45 122 .312 Rollins, Minn 88 327 50 101 .309 Wagner, LA 104 383 55 116 .303 Pearson, LA 102 385 54 116 .301 Causey, KC 95 381 55 112 .294 Hrshbrgr, Chi 83 283 42 82 . 290 Robinson, Chi 97 356 47 103 .289 Smith, Bait 92 287 40 82 . 286 Home Runs National League—McCovey, Giants 31; H. Aaron, Braves 30; Mays, Giants 24; Cepeda, Giants 19; White, Cards 19. American League — Killebrew, Twins 23; Allison, Twins 23; Stuart, Red Sox 22; Battey, Twins 21; Wagner, Angels 20; Kaline, Tigers 20. Runs Batted In National League — H. Aaron, Braves 87; White, Cards 75; Boyer, Cards 72; McCovey, Giants 71; Santo, Cubs 70. American League—Kaline, Tigers 68; Stuart, Red Sox 68; Wagner, Angels 67; Allison, Twins 61; Malzone, Red Sox 60. Pitching National League — Maloney, Reds 16-3; Perranoski, Dodgers 10-2; Koufax, Dodgers 17-4; Marichal, Giants 17-5; Gibson, Cards 12-4; McBean, Pirates- 9-3. American League — Radatz, Red Sox 12-1; Ford, Yanks 16-4; Bouton, Yanks 14-5; Pizarro, White Sox 12-5; Buzhardt, White Sox 9-4. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 7 Need vacation money? Get an HFC Traveloan Wishing won't take you places ... but an HFC Traveloan will! So take that vacation now. Borrow confidently—repay sensibly. LOANS UP TO *800 with up to 24 months to repay MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS U IS 12 6 • payntti paymli poymls paymti $109 $ 5.90 S 7.27 $10.04 S18.45 200 11.69 14.43 19.98 36.79 300 17.13 27 '2 21.26 29.61 54.83 500 17.13 27 '2 34.15 48.09 90.04 800 41'.69 52.81 75.12 142.21 'kuteti an compultJ at 3% on thai pent hi schdultd monthly balancu not tuttixnt (150. 2% abate (ISO la (300 and 1% on any ttmainda up to (&00. 0USEH0LD INANCE Braves Rip Cubs, 9-2 By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Wrticr The New York Mets, who hold a first mortgage on the brink of disaster, marched back from the precipice today after ending their 22-game losing streak on the road. Tracy Stallard kept the Mets from setting an all-tune record for consecutive losses away from home by spinning a four- hitter that beat Los Angeles 5-1 Tuesday night and trimmed the Dodgers' National League lead to 3Vz games over San Francisco. Willie Mays and Willie McCovey supplied the firepower for a 5-0 Giants victory over Philadelphia. It was the ninth straight triumph for the San Franciscans, who were 10 games behind Los Angeles 10 days ago. Stallard served up Roger Maris' 61st homer and was on the mound when the Mets set a modern record for road losses by dropping their 20th straight away from the Polo Grounds. But the 25-year-old right-hander, the winner when the Mets last won on the road, never has been sharper than on Tuesday. He allowed only two runners beyond second base in sending the front- runners down to their seventh defeat in 10 games. The victory left the Mets tied in the record book with the Pittsburgh team of 1890 at 22 road losses. Third-place St. Louis closed to within four games of the Dodgers by beating Cincinnati 7-5 as Ernie Broglio checked the Reds on one run in 6 1-3 innings of relief work. Milwaukee bombed the Chicago Cubs 9-2 and Pittsburgh walloped Houston 8-1. The Mets, after losing 10 straight on the current road trip, collected 14 hits against the Dodgers in support of Stallard, who struck out six and walked one in bringing his record to 4-9, Ken McMullen's homer spoiled his shutout. Frank Thomas hit his ninth homer, off loser Bob Miller, 7-7. Mays slammed two doubles and a single and McCovey hit his 31st homer, a three-run shot, to back up the shutout pitching of Billy O'Dell. O'Dell, nicked for 11 Phillie hits, posted his first victory since June 22 while boosting his record to 11-6. McCovey regained the majors' home run lead when he connected against Ray Culp, 10-9. Broglio, 11-7, struck out seven in his relief stint. Bill White and Charley James homered for the Cardinals, whose three-run fifth tagged Joe Nuxhall, 8-5, with the loss. Lciinon Promoted SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPD- Chuck Lennon, part-time assistant basketball and baseball coach at Notre Dame for the past two years, has been elevated to full- time status in both positions. Lennon is an Irish alumnus, class of '61. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 65 37 .637 — Chicago 58 46 .558 8 Baltimore 59 49 .546 9 Minnesota 56 49 .553 Wk Boston 53 50 .515 12Vfe Los Angeles ... 53 56 . 486 15'/i Cleveland 51 55 .481 16 Kansas City ... 48 56 .462 18 Detroit 43 58 .426 21 ] /z Washington ... 37 67 .356 29 Tuesday's Results New York 6, Kansas City 2 Chicago 5, Washington 1 Baltimore 9, Detroit 0 Minnesota 6, Boston 3 Los Angeles 6, Cleveland 4 (10 innings) Today's Games Kansas City at New York Chicago at Washington (N) Minnesota at Boston Detroit ai Baltimore (N) Los Angeles at Cleveland 2 twi- night) Thursday's Games Boston at Baltimore (N) Only game scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Los Angeles ... 63 42 .600 — San Francisco . 60 46 .566 3Vz St. Louis 59 46 .562 4 Chicago 55 48 .534 7 Cincinnati 56 51 .523 8 Philadelphia .. 55 51 .519 8V 2 Milwaukee 54 52 .509 9V 2 Pittsburgh .... 51 53 .490 IIV2 Houston 41 66 .383 23 New York 33 72 .314 30 Tuesday's Results St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 9, Chicago 2 Pittsburgh 8, Houston 1 New York 5, Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 0 Today's Games New York at Los Angeles (N) Philadelphia at San Francisco Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Pittsburgh at Houston (N) Chicago at Milwaukee (N) Thursday's Games Chicago at Milwaukee (N) Cincinnati at St. Louis Only games scheduled. Palmer Ahead In Money Race DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP)-Arnold Palmer has won a record $96,995 in 17 golf tournaments this year and young Jack Nicklaus is not far behind with $79,590 in prize money. Third on the list of Top Ten money winners released by the Professional Golfers' Association is Julius Boros with $69,996. Fourth is Tony Lema with $62,513 and fifth is Gary Player with 548,775. Yankees Top Kansas City By The Associated Press They aren't flying high, but it appears the Los Angeles Angels have at least gotten off the ground. The surprise team of last year, a third-place finisher in its second season, has bee.i a surprise this year too—in reverse. After sputtering through April, May and June, the Angels went into a dive at the start of July and as late as five days ago were in eighth place. But five straight victories have carried them to sixth—the highest they've been in a month. The Angels' latest victory came Tuesday night at Cleveland when they frittered away a four-run lead, then won 6-4 with two runs in the 10th inning. The New York Yankees kept their eight-game hold on the league lead by beating Kansas Citv 6-2 with four runs in the eighth inning. Chicago's second place White Sox trimmed Wash ington 5-1. Baltimore had 18-hits and Milt Pappas pitched a four-hitter as the Orioles blasted.Detroit 9-0. Vic Wertz's pinch single sparked a five-run sixth inning that carried Minnesota over Boston 6-3. 1 Ken Hunt singled in the Angels' decisive run in the 10th inning after a double by Felix Torres and an intentional pass to Leon Wagner. Wagner came in on a Cleveland error. John Blanchard, back in the line-up after being sidelined for five days with bronchitis, pushed the Yankees ahead 3-2 in the eighth with a line single off Moe Drabowsky. Clete Boyer drove in two more with a hit, and another crossed on a wild pitch by John Wyatt. Jim Bouton won his 14th with a seven-hitter, getting the most trouble from the Athletics* hot- hitting shortstop, Wayne Causey. He smacked a homer and two doubles, giving him 13 hits in his last 25 at bats. Dave DeBusschere. was within one out of his first complete game and first shutout in the majors when the Senators scored — and chased him — in the ninth with singles by Chuck Cottier and Jim King and an error. Jim Brosnan got the final out. Jim Lemon's three-run homer and Mike Hershberger's two-run single were the big White Sox hits off Washington's Don Rudolph. Heyman Signs Pact NEW YORK (UPD—All-Amer­ ica Art Heyman of Duke, the most valuable player of the 1963 NCAA basketball tournament and United Press International's college player-of-the-year last season, has signed a contract with the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Association. The 6-foot, 5-inch Heyman was the Knicks' No. 1 draft choice. SPORTS BRASS—All-star week activities include opening session of the college sports information directors of America. Shown discussing program arc Eddie Gorth, Highlands University, N. M.; Art Lcntz of the U. S. Olympic committee, and Eric Wilson, University of Iowa. UNIFAX Collegians Use All-Star Game as Stepping Stone By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP)-When the All- Stars and Green Bay Packers meet in football's midsummer classic Friday night, one or more of the collegians will have their names inscribed in a growing book of memories. Year after year since the game was inaugurated in 1934, youngsters from college use the All- Star game as a stepping stone to greatness in the professional ranks. Every member of this year's 50-man squad will go to a pro- camp, 40 to the National Football League and 10 to the American League. Some will fail to make the pros, some will become journeymen players and a few will achieve the distinction of playing for a championship team and will return to face future All- Star teams in Soldier Field. It's anybody's guess who the stars of the All-Stars will be Friday night. But looking back, there are some names which never will be forgotten. It was back in 1937 when the All-Stars defeated Green Bay 6 -0. A young man named Sammy Baugh threw a 22-yard pass to Gaynell Tinsley who dashed the remaining 25 yards for the game's only score. The following year Cecil Isbell and Johnny Kovatch combined on a 39-yard touchdown pass to get the All-Stars rolling towards a 2816 triumph over Washington. Two years later, Isbell returned as a member of the Green Bay Packers. He threw three touchdown passes, two to Don Hutson, and guided the Packers to a 4528 victory over the All-Stars. It was in 1943 when Otto Graham, present coach of the All- Stars had his moment of glory. Graham intercepted one of Baugh's passes and ran 97 yards for a touchdown in a game which saw the All-Stars dump Washington, 27-7. And who can forget the great All-Star victories in 1946 and 1947 th Los Angeles first and then the Chicago Bears losing by 16-0 scores. Elroy Hirsch ran 68 yards for a touchdown against the Rams and then took a 38-yard pass from Graham for another touchdown. The following year Buddy Young and Charley Trippi ran the Bears dizzy before a record crowd of 105,840. Remember Charley (Choo Choo) Justice from North Carolina? In 1950 Justice and a little quarterback named Eddie Le Baron helper 1 kayo Philadelphia, 17-7. Five years later another little buy named Ted Weed from Ohio State literally kicked the All- Stars to a 30-27 victory over Cleveland. Weed was so small he couldn't possibly play ?.«ainst the pros. But how he could kick. He booted three field goals and three extra points. Fully aware of the importance of the field goal, the All-Stars used Bobby Conrad's toe in a 3519 triumph over Detroit in 1958. But Conrad had to take a back seat to a fleet youngster from Illinois—Bobby Mitchell. Taking flat passes from Jim Ninowski, Mitchell ripped off touchdown runs of 84 and 18 yards and is still one of the great runners in the NFL playing for the Washington Redskins. Win, lose or draw, some of the AI'-Stars will leave something to be remembered after the Green Bay game. (Jalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1963 PAGE 14 Wisconsin Is Back on Top Unknown Rookies Star in NFL Camps LARGER LOANS *850 to $ 5000 with up to 60 months to repay Cat* You Ctl • $1200 1500 1800 2000 2500 MONT 36 paymti MY PA 1 30 paymti CMENT 1 24 paymtt HAH$ IS paymts Cat* You Ctl • $1200 1500 1800 2000 2500 $67.22 84.02 $47.00 58.75 70.50 78.33 97.91 $57.00 71.25 85.50 95.00 118.75 $73.66 92.08 110.50 122.77 153.47 A bote payments include principal and chaises <m loans 1/ paid on schedule, but do not includt Chat its on Group Life & Disability insurants 0USEH0LD FINANCE 209 Main St., above Kresge's PHONE: 342-4191 Hours: Mondoy thru Thursday 10 to 5—Friday 10 to 7 Loon* made to/armgr* and residents of nearby towns By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) NEW YORK (UPI'-The wonderful nonsense entailed in the annual selection of All-America football teams is pointed up today by the rookies from nowhere battling for berths in National Football League training camps. Annually the All-America teams are composed of players from the major football foundries. Those selected come from the big-time head-knocking schools and, if not, even a combination Bronco Na- gurski-Jim Thorpe couldn't get honorable mention. It's a payoff on publicity, pure and very simple. The pros, of course, latch happily onto the "name" All-Amcri- cans because of the manner in which they can be exploited at the gate. But the NFL rosters are a true indication of player worth and show clearly how the pro scouts bird dog their way through the boondocks in search oi true talent. Receives No Votes Hou many All-America votes, now, do you suppose were received last tall by tackle Lucian Reeberg of Hampton Institute? That's right. None. But this six | foot, four inch 285-pounder is right there with the Detroit Lions. \ Along with players from St. Ben- 1 edict, Huron College and Jackson ! State. i What about Larry Davis of Whitewater State? Maybe you never heard ot him hut he's a 250-pound guard up with the Los Angeles Rams, which also has players from generally anonymous seats of learning such as McNeese State, New Mexico Highlands and Heidelberg. The odds are that tackle Jerry Wedemeier of Winona State, despite his 255 pounds, never had his name on many ballots but he's right there with the headline boys in the Minnesota Viking entourage. And with him are bruisers from St. Thomas, Southern Connecticut State, Jackson State, VVhitworth and Parsons College. Unless you're a member of his family, maybe you don't know six foot, six inch tackle Ernie Decourley ol Morehead State. But the San Francisco 49'crs knew enough to grab him. Along with fullback Dick Lopour of Huron, and to give you a tip, that's in South Dakota and has 500 stu-, dents. Alcorn A&M, for your information, is in Lorman, Miss., but its 250-pound Tom Bailey is up with the Pittsburgh Steelers along with such unrecognized All-Americans as players from St. Thomas Bethune-Cookman and North Central. And so it goes all the way through the rosters . . . Ventura . . . Grambling . . . Santa Monica City College ... Allen U. , . , Hampton . . Humboldt State . . Arlington State . , . Jackson State . . . Hastings . . . Hartnell ,.. Morris Brown . . . Valparaiso . . . Philander Smith St Olaf . . . Arnold . . . East Jackson State . . . and Clarion. They just never got the clarion call in the headlines but the pros found them and, usually, tried to hide these backwoods blockbusters from each other until they were labeled in the draft. It proves rather conclusively that a horde of outstanding players are ignored at All-America time. U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver summed it up rather adroitly when he was running for vice president. "I was a member of the squad at Tennessee," he said. "When I first ran for office, I found I had been a first stringer. When I ran for the Senate, I discovered I had been all-conference. But I didn't make All-American until I ran for vice president." Amen. BRAKES MODERN RELINED FACTORY DUPUCATE All American Can ALIGNMENT & BRAKE 131 NORTH CHERRY PHONE 343-1414 Houri 9 to 9, Monday through Friday By United Press International Wisconsin Rapids, the Cinderella team of the Midwest League, again traded places with Clinton to surge back into first place in the loop Tuesday night. The Senators, who finished last during the first half of the split season, powered their way past Burlington in a 12-7 slugfest to regain the lead. First-half champion Clinton fell to Cedar Rapids, 8-6, to sag to second place a half- game back. In other games, Decatur blanked Quad Cities, 3-0, on a two - hitter by Bob Musante, Waterloo stopped Quincy, 7-3 and Dubuque beat Fox Cities, 6-2. The same teams meet again tonight to complete three-game stands. baseball White Sox vs. Senators RAD THE ^OJU^^ TIZEN 1400 ON YOU* OIM

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