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36 Golesburg Register-Moil, Gstesburg, )\l Wednesday, Sept. 18,1963 Streaks Travel for Game With Woodruff Thursday LOOMING LARGE Milwaukee Fans Cheer for Warren Spahn MILWAUKEE (UPI) — It was | dation along with a donation from| The foundation, which now has the past, present and future all I Spahn himself, some from other approximately $30,000, will send rolled up in one. It mattered little to 33,676 base ball fans that their man of the \ special "Spahnie Buttons." evening — Warren Spahn — got shelled from the mound in the third inning and lost his seventh game of the season. Strengthening rumors that the Braves were headed for Atlanta, Ga., also wero forgotten by the largest baseball crowd in County Stadium in two years. They shrugged them off and cheered when told their actions signified "a rebirth of Braves spirit" that made Milwaukee a miracle town in the 1950s. It was Spahn's night — a night he won't soon forgei. Escorted to the dimly lighted V -S iJ.'OW.'i KS, the 42-year-old Spahn, who more tnan any other person signiMed the saga of the Milwaukee Braves, continually dabbed at his watering eyes. "I'm the luckiest guy in baseball. God bless you and thank you from the bottom of my heart," he said. That was all. No prolonged speeches. No presentations outside of token gifts to .S'mhn. his wife, LoRenen, and their son, Greg, 14. LoRene received a silver jewel case, Greg a riding saddle. Spahn got a woodworking machine from his teammates and a $1,100 check from the Braves organization. The check was given to the Warren Spahn Scholarship Foun- individuals in the community and at least two Wisconsin students from the proceeds of the sale of to the college of their choice next fall. Coach Feels Current Scots Much Better Than '62 Team MONMOUTH — Monmouth College Football Coach Joe Pelisek expects the 1963 edition of the Monmouth varsity grid squad to improve on last year's 2-6 record. The Scots upset Beloit, 7-6, and defeated Knox, 20-6, last season to tie for seventh in the 10-team Midwest Conference. Last season Pelisek had 22 returning lettermen; this year there are 10 — six seniors and four juniors. Key factors in the 1963 campaign will be the number of injuries suffered on the 27-man squad and the performance of several sophomores who may play their first varsity ball in key positions. Although nine players have missed a day at various times due to attacks of the 24-hour flu, the two-week training period has -seen the Scots go virtually without injuries, and Pelisek reports he is satisfied with the physical condition of the squad. First scrimmage under game conditions was held Saturday, with two sophomores and one letterman handling quarterback duties, They were James Pilarski of Kcwancc; William Taylor of Aurora; and junior letterman James Mock of Geneseo. Pelisek is especially pleased with the performance of sophomore halfback candidate Harold Wertich, a St. Louis product who didn't play high school football and is out for college football tho first time this fall. Schedule Sept. 21—Cornell, heme. Sept. 28—-Ripon, away Oct. 5^—Grinnell, away. Oct. 12—Beloit, home. Oct. 10—Knox, home. Oct. 26—Lawrence, away. Nov. 2—Coe, home. Nov. 9—Carleton, away. $54 <>4 TO SAN FRANCISCO one way coach on San Francisco Chief from Galesburg — special savings for the round trip. NO TAX 343-9126 Enter Title Golf NEW YORK (UPI) - Roberto de Vicenzo and Fidel Deluca of Argentina have been named to compete as a team in the Canada Ci:n -ind |:-t"i'i' ,,J Go'l '' • "11 pionships at Versailles, France, Oct. 24-27. Teams I mm i"'is will compete in the tournament. Long Wait? LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-No. 1 heavyweight contender Cassius Clay said Tuesday that If heavyweight champion Sonny Liston doesn't come up with suitable terms for a title fight within three months, he'll have to wait 2Va years to firjht me." Warriors Reportedly Big, Strong It's out of the frying pan into the fire this week for the Galesburg Silver Streaks as they prepare for their first out-of-town venture of the young football campaign. Having suffered a stinging 13-6 setback at the hands of the Richwoods Knights in Saturday's opener, Coach C. C. Van Dyke will battle the powerful Woodruff Warriors in a Thursday night contest at Peoria. The Thursday game, one of two such assignments this season, is the first one for a Galesburg grid team in several years. It is made necessary because of the number of schools using the Peoria stadium for their home base. Van Dyke has made scrimmages the order of each day during practice sessions this week, hoping to polish Galesburg's attack which sputtered at inopportune limes last Saturday against Rlchwoods. However, with the early game this week the Streaks have only three days to get things straightened out. Woodruff turned in an impressive showing last Saturday defeating Champaign opening night. The Warriors are big and strong with a number of veterans back from last year's team. Three-f 0 u r t h s of Woodruff's backfield were regulars on the 1963 team. Directing the Warriors' attack is Terry Knapp, 6-2 lefthanded quarterback, who rates as one of the top prep passers. George Lundeen, Galesburg's assistant varsity coach, who scouted Champaign-Woodruff game, also had praise for their hard-running halfback, B. B. Brown, and Bill Allen, jarring 215-pound fullback. The Warriors will be out to avenge last year's loss to the Streaks. Galesburg trailed at half time last fall but came from behind to defeat Woodruff. Defensively the Streaks showed up well against Richwoods, but just couldn't get their offense to click. Tomorrow night they will need peck performances in both phases of the game. Kick up time is 8 o'clock. Tony Trabert Announces Retirement LONDON (AP)— Tony Trabert, the new head man of the pro tennis traveling show, announced his retirement today, both as a player and a front office man. Trabert, who lost 6-2, 6-3 to Ken Rosewall in the Wembley pro tournament Tuesday night, said he will travel with the tour through South Africa next month and then quit. The Cincinnati playor holds the title of executive manager of the Professional Tennis Players Association. He took over the pros' business affairs from Jack Kramer. Who will succeed him is not known. Trabert said he will take an appointment with a Los Angeles manufacturing firm in November. He turned pro after the 1955 season, when ho won Wimbledon, Forest Hills and the French titles. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! BASKETBALL St. Louis HAWKS — VS. — Cincinnati ROYALS Fri. # Sept 27, 8:30 p.m. at GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL GYM RESERVED (At Gate $3.00) $2.50 GENERAL (At Gate $2,00) $1.50 STUDENTS $1.00 Sponsored by Galesburg American legion. Proceeds — Youth Programs and Community Service Projects Or. SALE AT: 1.KGION HOME - 571 E. North St. HAWTHORNE DRUG — 15 E. Main St. LeGRANDS SERVICE - Public Square BOWLERS INN - 65 S. Cherry St. JERRY LUCAS will be among the stars competing for the Cincinnati Royals Sept. 27 against the St. Louis Hawks. The three time all amerlcan for Ohio State stayed out of basketball a year after his graduation. Lucas will team with Oscar (Big 'O) Robertson in the game to be played at the Galesburg High School Gym. Clemente Takes Over Lead in Batting Race NEW YORK (UPI) - Roberto Clemente of Pittsburgh became the National League's first new batting leader since early in the season Tuesday night, overhauling Dick Groat of St. Louis by .0004 of a percentage point. Clemente, who won the title in 1961, collected two hits in eight trips in a doubleheader to pass Groat, who went hitless against Los Angeles. Clemente's mark is .3231 compared with Groat's .3227. Tommy Davis of the Dodgers is just .0008 points behind Groat in a seven-man blanket battle for the batting crown. Or'aHo Cepeda of San Francisco, Vada Pinson of Cincinnati, Henry Aaron of Milwaukee and Tony, Gonzalez of Philadelphia still have a chance to win the title. Only six points separate the top seven hitters. Pettit, Veteran Pro Cager, Seems to Improve With Age Bob Pettit, one of the all-time greats of the Naional Baskeball Associaion, will lead the St. Louis Hawks against the Cincinnati Royals Sept. 27 at the Galesburg High School Gym. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion, sponsoring organization, or LeGrand's Service Station. Like good cheese and fine wine, Pettit keeps getting better with age. And while each year may bring some variance in his overall scoring mark, his game- by-game play is indicative of his tremendous worth as a basketball player. Two years ago, when the fortunes of the St. Louis Hawks were at low ebb, Pettit came through with his finest year as a pro to instill some spark in an otherwise lackluster season. Last season, when the club needed to rebuild virtually the entire club, it was Pettit who once again proved the guiding force. The Baton Rouge Bomber, who will be starting his 10th year in the NBA this season, scored 2,241 points in 79 games for a per-game of 28.5, good enough for fourth spot in the circuit. And he garnered 1195 rebounds for a 15.1 per game record, also fourth best. He led the Hawks in every de­ partment but field goal and free throw percentage and his charity toss percentage of .774 tied his all-time career high. In the post-season playoffs, Pettit was his usual brilliant self averaging 31.8 points a game. Rookie of the Year in his first year with the Hawks, then based in Milwaukee, Bob went on to All-League honors at the end of the season, an honor achieved by only two other players until that time. He has won all-league first team mention each of his nine years and has been named to the NBA West All-Star team in each of his seasons. In that mid-season classic, Bob has won the MVP award a total of four times, tielng for the honor once with Elgin Baylor. A former two-time Ail-American at Louisiana State U., Pettit has amassed a total of 17,566 points in 662 games during the regular season to rank first among the active players and second behind Dolph Schayes, now the coach of the Philadelphia 76'ers, the former Syracuse Nationals team. He'll surpass Schayes this year unless the former NYU star decides to take another crack at playing. And even then he figures to overtake him. In the day of the Super Star in basketball, the Hawks cer­ tainly have one of the best. And at 30. Pettit feels his best years are ahead of him. "We have a good, young club that will improve even this year," he feels, "and that means I'll get more rest. I still have the same enthusiasm now as when I first entered the league ten years ago." "Who knows, I may play another five years." Indians Hire Rosen CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPI) - Al Rosen, who starred on Cleveland's 1954 pennant winning team, will serve as coach for the Indians during spring training in Tucson, Ariz., next year. Rosen will work with the young players, concentrating on their batting problems, club president Gabe Paul said. Signs Bonus Pact HOUSTON (UPI) - The Houston Colts have signed 19-year-old Ed Brown, a high school pitcher from Seattle, Wash., to a "substantial bonus" contract with their Moultrie, Ga., farm team. The 190-pound right-hander had a 15-1 mark in two years at Garfield High School. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! U. S., British Golf Rulesmakers Miles Apart KEAD THE CLASSIFIEDS! NEW YORK (UPI) - The U. S. and British golf rulemak- ers found themselves fairways apart today for the first time in 10 years after virtually dissolving their "uniform rule." | Four major rules were changed 1 without agreement from both sides. The U. S. Golf Association and , the Royal and Ancient Club of ' St. Andrews, Scotland, which dictates British golf rules, Tuesday pnnonn-ed wholesale changes in 21 of the 41 "uniform rules" ; which have been in effect since 1952. The major differences were these: 1, On a ball striking an unattended flagstick — In the U. 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