The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on September 13, 1967 · Page 13
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 13

Bloomington, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 13, 1967
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Finley, A's Bury Hatchet NEW YORK (AP) Charles 0. Finley and his Kansas City Athletics' players have buried the hatchet and restored, at least temporarily, the serenity of baseball's player-owner relationship. The feud ended Tuesday after 20 hours of unprecedented meetings with Commissioner William D. Eckert when the Major League Player's Association dropped its unfair labor practices charges filed against the controversial Finley. In return, Finley, owner of the A's, agreed not to interfere with the right of his players to air grievances in an orderly manner. Thus, what started as a test case of the labor-management relationship in baseball, with Olympic Track Coach Named LOS ANGELES (AP)-Payton Jordan of Stanford will coach the United States men's track and field team in the 1968 Olym pics at Mexico City. Art Lentz, general manager of the Olympic Committee, an nounced the appointment of Jor dan Monday night. Assisting Jordan will be Stan Wright of Western Illinois, Joe Oelkers, Tulane, Frank Potts, Colorado, and Ted Hayden, Chicago. Bill Bowerman of Oregon was named coordinator of the Olympic high altitude development program for next year. Mike Portanova of Los Angeles was named track team manager of the Olympics. Giants Waive Chuck Mercein NEW YORK (AP) - Fullback Chuck Mercein, the New York Giants' leading rusher last sea son, was placed on waivers by; the National Football League t club Tuesday. The move enabled the Giants j to get down to the mandatory; 40-player limit. Mercein, the Giants' No. 3 draft choice in 1965, gained 328 yards in 94 carries last year and was their fifth leading pass receiver with 27 caught for 152 yards. He also did some field goal kicking. Crawford Sidelined With Tendon Sprain MCGUIRE AFB, N.J. (AP) -Fred Crawford, making his third try to make the roster of the New York Knickerbockers, was sidelined Tuesday with a sprained tendon in his right ankle. The former St. Bonaventure star, stopped by a broken hand last season, will be out of action lor several days, doctors said. Walt Bellamy, the lone unsigned Knick, is in the area and still dickering with club officials, and Cazzie Russell is due to arrive Wednesday. Roman Line Colts Sold At Keenland LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Two Roman Line colts brought a total $59,000 Tuesday at the Keenland fall yearling sales. Bwamazon farm paid $31,000 for a bay colt by Roman Line out of Dark Complexion for the high price of the afternoon session. The owner was Melvin Finley indirectly representing the major league owners he has long antagonized, ended quietly in compromise. In a prepared statement, Commissioner Eckert said the parties agreed to settle future differences "by mutual discus sion rather than by resorting to news media. Fear of retaliation had led the A's to request the meeting with Eckert, who adjourned the gathering Monday with the avowed purpose of bringing peace before the situation reached the National Labor Relations Board. The Players Association, represented by its director, attorney Marvin Miller, had accused Finley of threatening and coercing players In trying to get them to withdraw their complaints. The commissioners' statement, however, said Finley denied contemplating "future action against the players or any of them as a consequence of this dispute. "Should a player in the future believe that retaliatory action is being taken against him," the statement continued, "nothing herein shall interfere with his right to process a grievance." The commissioner also scheduled for review the suspension by Finley of pitcher Lew Krausse. A hearing on that matter was set for Sept. 28. it was Krausse's, suspension Aug. 18 for an alleged drinking incident on an airplane that touched off a chain reaction of moves which brought into the open the grievances and left the baseball world agog. Ia -v4 ' y Th Pantagraph 13 Bloomington-Normal, III. Wed., Sept. 13, 1?:7 Flu Bug Hits Titan Camp Comings and goings at 1 1 1 i w o r k o u t featuring defensive nois Wesleyan University foot- maneuvers. They were guard j ball practice Tuesday would Kent Stromberg, end Bruce Day- seem to indicate that a flu bug dif, tackle Jim Hostetler of Nor-was still wending its malicious jmal, halfback Ron Krogh and way through the squad. ; linebacker Steve McMahon of However, the return of five! Clinton. players who missed Monday's 4 &'t4iJ4Jjte&& Redbirds' Deep Defenders workout would indicate that the illnesses aren't as serious as they might be. Absent for the second day were John Thome, regular fullback, and J. R. Davis, freshmen end. Thorne was scheduled to be released from Brokaw Hospital today but might be below par physically for the oepn-er at Elmhurst Saturday. Illinois State University's candidates for the defensive secondary . gather with backfield coach Gerry Hart, former Southern Illinois University star who coached at Streator High School last year. In front, left to right: Dan McNamara, Steve Rader, Art Newbough, Jim Covert and Robyn Chapman. Second row: backfield coach Hart, Jim Tresenriter, Jeff Holden, Wayne Peterson and Ron Zaeske. Third row: Judd Werth, Terry Ziemke, Guy Homoly and Terry Likens. (ISU Photo) Redbirds Aerial Defense Ready For Lid Lifter Illinois State University's pass defense may not have been the only improved area of play last season, but it was way ahead of whatever was in second place. Comparing the Redbirds' 1966 defensive statistics with those compiled by the ill-fated 1965 squad is like comparing a fine wine to vinegar. In 1965, ISU's secondary was shellshocked by enemy bom- bardments of 1,837 yards 23 touchdowns by air. and Beliusscisere ign DETROIT (AP) Veteran formard Dave Debusschere, who relinquished his coaching duties near the end of last season to devote full time to playing, signed a new five-year contract Tuesday with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. Debusschere was in the third year of a $100,000 contract as player-coach. The Pistons said the new pact gives Debusschere $200,000 over the next five years. Debusschere, who starred at the University of Detroit, now is in his sixth season with the Pistons. He has an over-all average of 15.7 points and hit his career highs both in scoring, 18.2 points, and rebounding, 924, last season. Both Debusschere and Pistons General Manager Edwin Coil said the new contract should spike any talk that either would prefer Debusschere playing elsewhere since he gave up his coaching duties to Dennis Butcher. Bertine Services Will Be Thursday URBANA, 111. (AP) - Funeral services will be held Thursday for Bert Bertine, sports editor of the Champaign-Urbana Courier, who died Tuesday during heart surgery in Mercy Hospital. the former Irma Miller of Champaign. He spent five years with the Army Air Force during World War II. Survivors, in addition to the widow, are his mother, Mrs. Jack McCarthy of Miami, and Services will be held at the; his two sons, Steven, 21, of Ur- Renner-Wiloff Chapel in Urbana. bana, and Brian, 23, of Boston Bertine, 54, died while undergoing what hospital authorities termed "a serious but routine operation to relieve a major artery blocked by cholesterol." The University of Illinois graduate joined the Courier in 1935 and became the sports editor two years later. He wrote a column called Bert's-I-Views for the Courier. In 19(10. Bertine, a Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery in Champaign. Bowling Leader Ups Winnings Air Patrol Improves Last year the secondary was given special attention. by Coach Larry Bitcon. The result: only 823 yards and four touchdowns through the air. The Redbirds hope to have the same kind of watchful pa- Fifth of Series troling by their defensive backs this season. A good many sophomores may be breaking into the back-field, but State still has three of the leading five defensive backs available. The only loss by graduation was that of Tom Major, now coaching at Le Roy High School. Injuries Hurt Returnees The Redbirds also are without Gerry Sytar, a Batavia junior who is in school but is recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident. Still, they have several proven performers to go with a fine group of sophomore prospects. One of, the returnees, senior Arnie Giles (Nyack, N.Y.), won all-Interstate Conference honors as the roving "strong" safety. Right now he's running behind a trio of sophomores because of missing several early practices, but he is rapidly rounding into shape. Backfield Coach Offers Praise Another returnee, senior Art Newbrough (Highland Park), was the starting "free" safety last season and was outstand ing on pass deiense. nis 48-yard runback of an interception shortly before halftime prob ably wa the game breaker in ISU's upset of Northern Illinois. Still another veteran is junior Jeff Holden (Alton), who has eood reactions and saw some starting duty last fall. The remaining candidates are newcomers, but backfield coach Gerry Hart thinks they have good ability. Enthusiastic As a Group "They are inexperienced but enthusiastic as a group," says Hart, a former star quarterback at Southern Illinois Uni versity and later a backfield coach at his alma mater. "Physically, they seem capa ble of developing into a good secondary. All the men will hit, and they seem to have enough range, speed and quickness. Guy Homoly (Elmhurst) and Jim Covert (Highland Park) are listed in the starting defensive halfbacks for this Saturday's opener with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Homoly, a transfer from Illi nois, is also a possible starter I'm Football Transact ions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ! National Leaiut i NEW YORK-Cut fullback Chuck Mer. : cein. ' CLEVELAND Cut end Davr Washir. Ion and defensive back Bill Devrow. i ST. LOUIS Cut defensive end Mik Veiinkovich, I'nebacner Mtke Stofoiino ! and offensive tackle Clyo Williams. WASHINGTON Cut flanker John Bur-, rell, end Pet Hodgson and suard Torn IGoosby. Complicating the proble m IS I MINNESOTA Cut tackle Jerry Shav, the fact that one of those miss- "j;d John Pen,ec05' linebacker Ror, ing Tuesday was Bill Pfeiffer.i NEW Orleans Claimed back jim Jordan from Atlanta and offensivt tackit Dick Anderson from Baltimore. American Le9ut DENVER Cut tackle Bob Breitensteill Zeider, Ex-Big Leaguer, Dies GARRETT, Ind. (AP) - Rol-lie (Polly) Zeider, 83, a major league baseball player early in the century, died Tuesday in Garrett Community Hospital. A native of nearby Auburn, Zeider began his career in organized baseball in 1905 as a pitcher at Springfield, 111., later switching to the infield where he played every position. He worked his way up via San Francisco to the majors, where he played with the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, the Chicago club of the old Federal League, and the Chicago Cubs. He retired from baseball after the 1924 season. Since then a resident of this area, he opera ted a tavern in Garrett until retiring in 1959. Cardinals Cut Three From Active Roster the No. 2 offensive fullback and a possible starter in the defensive secondary. Also absent Tuesday was Dennis Hierony-mus, the freshman halfback from Colfax. Five lettermen returned to and quarterback Scotly Glacken. 1 ijjit Itesults (By Associated Press) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. James Bfattle, practice and took part in ai'i,' s,00Becl Levi For,, Skins Cut Three, Roster Now At 40 WASHINGTON (AP) -; back John Love, seventh choice Flanker John Burrell, end Pat from North Texas State, and Hodgson and offensive guard guard Ed Breding, 15th pick Tom Goosby were cut by the from Texas A&M. Washington Redskins Tuesday j Npw Vf,trran, arp iim Ninnw. to reach me 40-player limit for skj backup quarterback re. me iiduuiiai ruuiudii uC:ceived & aie with Cleve-opener Sunday against Philadel-1 ,and. running back Gerald A1. Pn'a- ' len. received in a trade with Bal- at split end on offense. He has! ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. plenty of speed, and so does Louis Cardinals cut three play-Covert, jers from the roster Tuesday to I pare the squad down to the 40- piayer limit required Dy tne ia- Rader Top Candidate The Redbirds list Steve Ra der (Bloomington), Terry Ziemke (Westchester) and Judd Werth (Lincoln) as top candidates at strong safety. Rader, a former Normal Com munity star, has impressed Hart with his aggressiveness. The 5-10, 170 pounder is also one of the top candidates for slot back on offense. Werth has been held back this fall by a knee injury after a fine spring. Sophomore Studded Cast Other sophomores working In the secondary are Robyn Chap man (Chamnaign). Terry Li kens (Westchester), Dan Mc Namara (Danville). Wayne Pe terson, (Villa Park), Jim Tre senriter (Washington) and Ron Zaeske (Highland Park). All have good prospects of playing. The only non-lettered junior in the secondary is Terry Nie-dzwiecki (Peru), a transfer from Illinois Valley College. NEXT The season ahead. tional Football League. Released were defensive end Mike Melinkovich, linebacker Mike Stofolino and offensive tackle Clyde Williams. Japan Trip Planned TOKYO (AP) - Six leading U.S. figure skaters, including world champion Peggy Fleming of Colorado Springs, Colo., will visit Japan next month for a series of exhibitions, the Nation al Skating Union of Japan saidj Tuesday. The Redskins now consist ol 31 carry-overs from last year's squad plus five rookies and four players acquired from other teams. Burrell, a six-year veteran from Rice, is in the hospital with an acute back strain and is jin traction. The five rookies making the club are fullback Ray McDonald, first draft choice from Idaho State; defensive tackle Spain Musgrove, second choice from Utah State; guard Don Bandy, sixth pick from Tulsa; flanker, kicker and defensive timore, and end and cornerback Dick Smith and linebacker Sid Williams, both picked up oa waivers. Voice Your Views SPORTSCOPE on 5:35 -6:00 Weekdays TOILE3LE GALL MIDAS Now Midas means more than mufflers ... m 1230 on your radio dial I ?V M. lthr ( SHOPS 1 ?fc. 1, AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dave Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., uppedi his Professional Bowler Asso ciation winnings to $41,715 with native of a fifth in the Texas tournament r Carter. A Karsland farm gray ,Mcxico Cily- Mexic0 was Presi- this Week, colt by Roman Line out of Close ,dent of the I1,inols Associated, Davis won ?U(,0 at Lubbock, Play brought $28,000 from O.T.irress &Pons M"or Assocauon. Hagan. ' Bertine was married in 1943 to CCIW Coaches Like Augustana Last year the coaches foresaw a first place tie between Carthage and Wesleyan, with Augustana tabbed for third, North Central fourth, Carroll fifth. Millikin sixth and North Park Augustana should repeat as College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football champion, a poll of coaches of the seven competing teams indicated today. The Vikings weren't picked seventh for wor.e than a tie for first by All conference teams will any of the coaches of the other open their schedules Saturday, six teams and were tabbed to Sent. 16, with non-conference take the top position alone on' contests. four ballots. In ranking the teams in 1-2-3-4-5-6 order,1 coaches didn't include their own teams in the rankings. Augustana totaled 34'is points on the basis of six points for a first place, five for second, etc. Carthage, which shared second place with North Central and Illinois Wesleyan a year ago, ranked second with 3 1 1 i points. Wesleyan received 26 points, North Central 21, Carroll 141'2, Millikin 11V and North Park 8. Tex., and leads second place Jim Stefanich of Joliet, 111., who has $39,285. Les Schisslcr of Denver is third with $34,8fi4. 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