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Tuesday, August 20, 1963
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Butts Wins Libel Suit Goiesburg ReQistef-Moil^GQlesburg, III. Tuesdoy, Aug.,20, 1963 1,3, ATLANTA (AP) - A federal court jury awarded Wally Butts a $3,660,000 judgment today in his $10 million libel suit against the Saturday Evening Post. The Post had charged he was' involved in a football game fix. The jury's decision announced at 10:34 a.m. held in effect that the former University of Georgia coach and athletic director was libeled by a March 23 story written for the Post by Frank Graham Jr. The verdict came after about 8 h6urs of deliberations. In New York, a spokesman for Clay Blair Jr., the magazine's editor, •said, "We are very disap-' pointed and we are appealing." ' The courtroom was filled when word circulated through • bailiffs and others that the jurors had reached an agreement. The 4-part verdict first found in favor of Butts. Jurors next ruled that he was entitled to $60,000 in general damage. The third patt of. the decision, was that he was entitled to recover on punitive grounds involving malice ill the publication of the article. The fourth decision was that the Curtis Publishing iCo. should pay Butts $3 million'in punitive damages. The 58-year-old Butts and his three married daughters, who had sat with him throughout the two- week trial, burst into tears. In an article last spring, the Post said an insurance salesman had overheard a telephone conversation between Butts and Alabama coach Paul (Bear) Bryant shortly before the 1962 Alabama- Georgia football game. The Post quoted ' the salesman as saying Butts was giving away team secrets to Bryant. Even before the magazine's issue went on sale, Butts and Bry- Marauders Post Win Over Edwards Using a 4-run fifth inning as a springboard, the Galesburg Marauders went on to score a 7-1 triumph over Edwards at Lake Storey, Monday night. Larry Sholl and John Beasley had a pair of hits apiece for Galesburg, while Fred Stevens and Dave Huffman provided the extra base power. Stevens blasted a home run, while Huffman ripped a bases- loaded double. Huffman went the distance for Galesburg to pick up the triumph. Edwards tallied its only marker in the third inning. The contest was a Kickapoo Valley League affair. Galesburg Edwards Marauders ab r h ab r h t Sherlock 4 0 2 Epperson 2 0 0|Ryan 4 0 1 Stevens 4 1 1 1 Snider 4 0 1 Sholl 4 1 2 1 Cox n 0 Hanson 2 1 0| Miller 0 0 Johnson O 0 0 1 Mosher 2 0 0 Dunham 3 2 OlGuicl'yl'r . 1 0 0 Huffman 4 1 1 iTravers '3 l 0 Beasley, 4 1 2lShultz 4 0 O Raaen 4 0 1 1 Kirkman 1 0 0 Groves 1 0 01 Douglas 2 0 1 Grady 0 0 01 | Totals 28 7 7 1 Totals 31 i 4 Score by innings: Marauders - 10[) 040 110- -7 Edwards --- 001 000 000- -1 Races Slated NEW WINDSOR - Sod Savage Race Track here will be the site for more racing action this Friday night. The track, located west of here on Route 17, will feature races starting at 8 p.m. ant issued rpubiijb denials.- Both filed,libel suits. N Reverberation from the article swept athletic" - circles around the country, ' \ During thfc trial, Butts went-on the witness- stand and again' de- hied he haid given away secrets.< The Post bfouaht out in testimony that Butts had made telephone calls to iFrank Scbby of Chicago, a businessman and gambler whom the former coach called a friend, i It also introduced testimony from Dr. O.C. \ Aderhold,, 1 presi­ dent of the University of Georgia, who said he considered Butts' character bad. In charging the jury, the judge said a ruling should favor Butts if the magazine had failed to prove the truth of the article. Butts' chief counsel, William H. Schroder Jr., had asked for a substantial judgment, saying the Post had received.$100 million in free advertising from the story. Veteran court attaches said the judgment was the largest ever handed down in a Georgia federal court in a libel case. KEY FIGURES—Wally Butts and his daughter Jean arc pictured on the left picking up a morning paper. On the right, Clay Blair Jr., editor-in-chief of the Saturday Evening Post, leaves the federal building. Butts was awarded $3,061,000 in his libel' suit against the Post. UNIFAX Lucas Inks Pact With Cincinnati CINCINNATI (AP) - "I only hope I can help Oscar and the Rbyais," says Jerry Lucas. "Cincinnati is a coming team in the NBA." 1 The 6-foot-8 former AlNAmerica at Ohio State signed Monday to play with Cincinnati's Royals of the National Basketball Association, the team that held his draft rights but couldn't attract his interest. Lucas may be playing with the Royals when' they visit Galesburg (or a contest with the St. Louis Hawks, Sept. 27. Lucas said: "Basketball is my life and I just had a yearning to get back." Lucas was out of action ,last season after shunning the Royals to take up with the onetime Cleveland Pipers of the rival American Basketball League. The league collapsed. i There was no indication of the money value of his contract with Warren Hensel, Cincinnati businessman. Hensel has been dicker- 1 ing to purchase the Royals since last March, but has yet. to complete the deal. "This is a great day for the Royals," said Hensel, a minority team stockholder. "We've been trying to get him a long time. And he just could make us a winner." Hensel took over as the Royals rounded into a power in the NBA under the lead of All-America Oscar Robertson. Lucas and Robertson have worked together before. They were teammates on the 1960 U.S. Olympic squad. R.I. Nationals Will Be Here Wednesday Nigh I The Rock Island Nationals will be making their final appearance of the season in Galesburg Wednesday night, against the Galesburg Warriors in a 7:45 contest at H. T. Custer Park. Blatz has recently dropped the sponsorship of the Warriors, and business manager Bob Wright has solicited aid from other Galesburg businessmen. The Nationals have nailed down third place in the Tri- County League and boast an over-all 10-7 mark. Bob Neart will be taking the hill for the quad- city team. The Warriors are 3-1 against Rock Island this summer and 14-5-1 for the campaign. The contest with the Chicago Dodgers, slated for last Saturday, was postponed due to problems with finances and the weather. The Warriors are attempting t© schedule a contest with the Lansing Old-Timers for Saturday night. The Old Timers have a 58-2-2 mark thus far and were the 1962 semi-pro state champs. Scheduled to pitch for Galesburg against Rock Island is Rusty Potter. Pacing the Warrior hitting attack is Emil Hansen with a .429 mark at the plate. Mike Owens is currently batting .350 with George Shea and Lee Bevard rapping the ball at .342 and .333 clips, respectively. Dick Fillman, who recently returned from Army Reserve camp, will be ready for mound duty. He is hitting .286 for the season. 49ers' Fans Hope And Pray for Championship SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - For 17 frustrating years, die-hard San Francisco Forty Niner football fans have been hoping and praying' for a grid championship—any kind of a title at all. But already they have doused their hopes for winning the National League crown in 1963. Rash of InjuriesHits Bear Team Name Teams For Swim At YMCA Teams have been named for the 50-mile YMCA swimming race to be held Aug. 30-31 at the local "Y" pool. Two teams of eight members each will compete. Each individual will' swim one-quarter of a mile at a time until the completion of the race. Alternates on hand in case any of the .regular, swimmers lire. Swimmers are between 12-16 years of age in the event which should be completed in 25-27 hours. The contest will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, and is expected to continue until noon, Saturday. The balcony at the YMCA will be opened to the public. Named to the "Blue" team were Carol Sloan, Dean Weaver, Cindy Thompson, Chrysta Denly, Steve Flickinger, Harry Bulkeley,. Bob Hutson, Ellen Ubben, Nancy Hawkins, Ronald Haffncr, and Dale Peterson. Competing for (he "Red" team will be Lynn Troland, Dan Frey, Tom Olson, Linda Cassens, Barbara Scliicle, Bill Crouse, Nick Jobe, Dick Bjorquist, Sylvia Spires, John Wood, Craig Jobe, and Carol Trask. GADABOUTS NEW YORK, (NEA) — Major league baseball clubs cover, more than 20 million passenger • miles during a season. Garages by BULLOCK •1070.00 30 DAY SPECIAl -t 2 CAR GARAGE ERECTED NO MONEY DOWN F.H.A. FINANCING 5 YEARS TO PAY $21.50 PER MONTH Belter Buildings Being Built by Bullock 9 8" Overhang All Around Building # 16" O.C. Storm-braced Studs 0 4" Concrete Raised Curb % 4" Reinforced Concrete Floor included in above price. 9 Berry Steel Overhead Door FREE ESTIMATES - COURTEOUS SERVICE DISPLAY AT 1075 N. FARNHAM Ph. 343-2818 - On Route 34 Kenny Lane Challenges Title Holder SAGINAW; . Mich. (UPI) — Southpaw. Kenny Lane of Muskegon, Mich., charging that Carlos Ortiz "is a champion by manipulation," said today his is ready to fight Ortiz "the sooner the belter" for the world lightweight championship after winning the Michigan version of the crown. Lane. 31, who has spent most of his career trying to get the champions in the ring with him, battered Paulie Armstead of Los Angeles to win a unanimous 15- round decision and the Michigan version of the lightweight title Monday night. But the World Boxing Association did a turnabout Sunday and recognized Ortiz of New York as the world champ after stripping him of his title last June for failing to defend it. The WBA ordered- Ortiz to sign for a fight with Monday night's winner for the title within 60 days "unless the conditions imposed on the champ are unfair." Armstrong was bitter about the verdict, claiming it was a "hometown decision." He added, "Boxing should be banned in Michigan." But Armstead's manager, Bill Newman, said he thought Lane won the light although he thought it was closer than the judges' scores ' indicated. Referee Lou Jallosgave it'to Lane, 146-143, while judge Don Dilley had it 147-141 and -Jude Wes Tebeau 146-138. Lane weighed in at 134 ^4 pounds,: and Armstead at 135. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! home protection for your money—our Homeowners Policyl Contact me tod ay I DEAN HILL 174 N. Academy Phone 343-1338 P 821033 STATE FARM Life Insurance Company , Uoae Office; Bieeaingtoo, Illinois Squad Ailing in Exhibition Play By United Press International live end Maury Youmans and de- Those rough, -tough Chicago tensive" halfback' Tommy Neck, Bears were quietly nursing their | who were hurt during the Bears' wounds today. Noted for their aggressiveness on the football field, and once clubbed the "Monsters of the Midway," the Bears are proving quite brittle during the exhibition season. At last count, five members of the squad were sidelined with injuries. Latest casualties were ' defens- Rock Falls At Abingdon Tonight ABINGDON — Falstaff of Abingdon, runnerup in the State softball tournament completed Sunday at Apdoyer, will be host to state champion Rock Falls tonight at 7 p.m. in a doubleheader. The game was incorrectly reported as scheduled for" Sunday in last night's sports page. Rock Falls defeated Abingdon 4-3 in the finals of the double elimination . tournament Sunday night at Andover after beating the Falstaff team 2-0 in {he semifinals Saturday night. v Pitchers Bob Bauman and Dick Thompson of the Rock Falls team are both expected to be on hand tonight. Churchill Jr. High to Issue Grid Equipment' George Churchill Junior High School will hold its first football practice this fall on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Uniforms and equipment will be issued to a special group Aug. 29 between 1:30 and 4 p.m. On Aug. 30 gear will be issued to the rest of the eighth and ninth grade grid candidates. Equipment also will be given out Sept. 3 between 1:30 and 2:30. All players must have insurance and doctor's certificates signed. Certificates may be picked up at the junior high office. Alexis Hardball Group Plans Picnic ALEXIS — The Alexis Hardball Association picnic for all ballplayers, families, managers and families will be hald at Monmouth Park Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Those who plan to attend were asked to take picnic supper. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 28-26 victory over the Washington Redskins last Thursday. Youmans suffered a badly bruised leg while Neck will have his leg in » cast for three or four weeks with torn knee ligaments. Other injured Bears include rookie offensive tackle Jack Johnson, who chipped an ankle bone; halfback Willie Galimore, recovering from a knee operation; and defensive; end Ed O'Bradovich, who has a virus infection. All five will be, sidelined for,the Bears' next exhibition game against the champion Green Bay Packers Saturday night. The, Packers,- on the other hand, came home, from . a one-week southern sojourn in better shape than when they left, Not only did they have the satisfaction of a 31-10 victory over Dallas last Saturday, but on Monday the added defensive halfback Doug Hart. He was signed as a free agent after a tryout in Dallas. . In other National League camps, the New York Giants disclosed that fullback Alex Webster will be lost for at least one week with a severe hip bruise and rookie halfback Louis Guy will be out for more than a month with a dislocated shoulder..Cleveland head coach Blanton Collier said he still expected the Browns to be a contender in the Eastern Division although they showed little aggressiveness against Baltimore Saturday. Washington casualties Rod Breedlove, John Paluck and Fred Hageman all are expected to see action against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. Quarterback Milt Plum of the Detroit Lions worked out briefly Monday but is still doubtful for Saturday's match against St. Louis. Coach Buddy Parker of the Pittsburgh S t e e 1 e r s promised rookie quarterback Bill Nelson a chance to play against Baltimore this weekend. In the American League camps, Houston Oiler coach Frank (Pop) Ivy said fullback Dave Smith and linebacker Johnny Baker will be kept out of Thursday's exhibition with San Diego because of injuries. Middle linebacker Dave Yohn, signed as a free agent last week, was promoted to a starting berth on the New York Titans. Coach Mike Holovak of the Boston Patriots announced he would rely heavily on rookies for Saturday's exhibition against Buffalo. Top Players Of Tennis Exhausted CHESTNUT HILL, Mass (UPI) — Four of the world's currently ranking tennis players, fresh from Davis Cup action but bushed by cross-country flight and repeated title play, do double duty j in the national doubles today. The quartet, including ranking twosomes from both the United States and Mexico, flew in here Monday night to learn from U. S. Lawn Tennis Association officials that they must play at least two matches today. They are headed by Mexican Davis Cuppers Rafael Osuna and Antonio Palafox, the talented tandem which last year knocked the United States from Davis Cup zone finals in the most stunning upset' in the history of U. S. tennis. Included in the tardy foursome are Uncle Sam's best, Chuck McKinley and Dennis Ralston, who had been occupied in Los Angeles in beating the Mexicans in this year's Davis Cup clash. Despite thier latest victory, the pressure is on McKinley and Ralston in this 83rd annual grass | court tournament. They lost the doubles crown to the Mexicans last summer. If the men's division of the current 300-player tournament follows the form, the four will be reunited in next Sunday's title match. Meeting Slated Sixty members of the Galesburg Moose Lodge can participate in the bowling program this year. All those wishing to participate should attend a meeting at the lodge, Aug 21, at 8:30 p.m. our shoes need 4 %• re P air - F ix tnem ^ i° r ' ess than a ^Wi-kYl\ * new pair—and fl.. o .Wr*v .4? so much more comfortable. MODEL Shoe Repair HQ E. Main Jerry Blundy, Fibber McGee See Action Jerry Blundy and Fibber McGee had a busy time on the auto race tracks last weekend and have similar schedules on tap this week. Friday night Blundy won the first heat and 35-Iap feature of the super modified races at Des Moines for the Iowa state championship. McGee won the fourth heat and took second in the feature. At Sedalia, Mo., Blundy won the feature on the half-mile dirt track of Missouri State Fair. He also placed second in the second, heat. Bill Billingsley of Oklahoma City, who has raced many times at Knoxville and other race tracks in this area, was killed Saturday night at Sedalia. He was hit coming out of the No. 2 turn and his car rolled 15 times down the straightaway. McGee took second Jn the feature at the super modified races in Knoxville, Iowa and blew a tire on the last lap of the second heat. Blundy won the first heat but blew his engine in the feature. In the big car races at Des Moines Sunday Blundy was second in the feature and won the third heat. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! The Forty Niners, off to a weak start with defeats in their first two exhibition games, admittedly have a lot of problems. "We have to improve our pass protection and our tackling if we are going to be a winner this year," says coach Red Hickey. The pass protection has been improved a bit, but the tackling still is sloppy. And the defensive line has proved a bit leaky. Still Hoping But the old "hope springs eternal" phrase fits Hickey and the club. The team still has some good personnel, and there is belief that the rookies could turn it into a championship outfit. The best of these could be Kermit Alexander, the No. 1 draft selection from UCLA. Alexander, a defensive stand-out in the All-Star Game in Chicago, came to camp late and was used on defense by the Forty Niners in their opening exhibition against Minnesota. •The first two times Alexander got his hands on the ball he romped for 95-yard and 83-yard touchdown runs. So immediately Hickey switched him to offense, hoping he would be the breakaway back the club had been looking for ever since Hugh McElhenny was put up for grabs. Another rookie, Don Lisbon from Bowling Green, may see a lot of action in the backfield before the regular season gets under way. Brodie At QB The quarterback again will be John Brodie; and the fullback is expected to be J. D. Smith, who reported late and underweight after a siege of mumps. Mike Lind of Notre Dame, if he can stay away from injuries, may be the No. 2 fullback. The veteran Leo Nomellini is supposed to anchor the defensive (Continued on page 18) WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING Aug. 22 - 25 QUAD-CITY DRAGWAY Cordova, Illinois Moke That Date for THRILLS! AUTO RACES SEPT. 2 AT THE LABOR DAY TICKETS 1.50 Children 6 to 12 50c KNOX COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ALL PARKING FREE NO RESERVED GRANDSTAND TIME TRIALS 1 P.M. FIRST RACE 2 P.M. Rain Date — Sept. 8 BIG PROGRAM * CLASS A STOCKS * SUPER MODIFIEDS * SPECIAL EVENTS REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ON GROUNDS Sponsored by Galesburg Jr. Chamber of Commerce All Proceeds I'sed for Youth and Civic Projects

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