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New Northeast Mentor Els Hoping to Fill in Numerous Gaps By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sporte Writer For the past two years Bob Els has been an assistant football coach at Lincoln Northeast High. This fall he assumed the reins as the head man. only real he says, that I worry a lot Els has reason to worry. In addition to inheriting a team that is trying to learn a third new system in as many seasons, graduation of such three-year stars as ail-state fullback Maury Damkroger left a lot of holes to fill, and he has just seven returning lettermen. did have the advantage of having been here for the past few he admits, at least I knew the boys.

It as though I came in completely His biggest task, Els says. was to find out who really wanted to play who could hit. meant a lot of scrimmage the new Northeast grid boss said. With pre-season practice nearly completed, Els is still concerned about the defensive line play of his Rockets. they love to play he says, I think that will come along On the other hand especially pleased with the defensive secondary.

our passing attack is bad or they do a good job he laughed. not sure which It When quizzed about his offensive plans, Els said that be doing a few things differently than in the past. Though we be filling the air with footballs, we will be doing a bit more passing than One of the reasons for that is junior quarterback Gaylen Kennel, who has come off the sophomore squad of a year ago to get the starting call as the signal caller. Kennel beat out two of seven returning lettermen for the job, although Els says that Genthe is certainly still in the thick of the race and pushing Gaylen and the other quarterback letterman, Mark Shields, is really a defensive specialist and will start for us in that Senior letterman Ron Anderson, who his coach says is a great job of running this will open at the fullback spot, with Terry Danek and Dan Sloey at the halfback positions. and Shields will take Bob Els Added Worries over for Kennel and Sloey on Els explains, the other backs going doth All seven starting linemen are also scheduled for double duty.

want our best 11 players out on the Els says, we will spell them individually to give them a breather as they Jeff Bell will open at center, with Jim Sinner and Brad Schuman tabbed for starting duty at the guards. The tackles spots will be manned by Larry Swenson and Ed McMeen. Three ends, all of whom play either flank, are battling for those two jobs. They arc Ken Hippie, Jim Hertzel and transfer Mike Anderson. addition to the six backs already Els added, Schlegel will be a front line halfback replacement.

talked about three ends, and in addition linemen Dave Standley and Paul Graf will be among the first to get in there and spell the Sinner and Ron Anderson have been elected co-captains by their teammates. lettermen have all been doing a good Els says, giving us a lot of leadership. A lot of the boys from last reserve team have come through well for us, and Kennel, McMeen and Schlegel all made the jump from the sophomore Els says his squad is anxious to get started. this time in the pre-season preparation the kids get a little he says. face a tough first opponent in Fremont.

I just hope a good home crowd Saturday night will help us get off to a good ROSTER Ht. Wt. Yr. 159 12 Kennel 5-11 160 11 Sullivan 164 11 5-10150 11 ISO 12 Sloty 162 12 Brown 163 12 Schlegel 160 11 Barnett 151 12 170 12 Reid 170 12 Henson 190 11 Dinsmort 12 Martin McGrew ........18112 177 12 Gasklne 5-9 16011 175 12 Schuman 12 Standley 15012 Knight 140 ir Nebarman ........180 12 Swenson 6-1 174 12 T-Paul Graf 205 12 Mahlman ........186 12 McMaen 175 11 Kuck 235 12 Michaud ...............207 12 Sfehr 6-0182 11 Messing ...............209 11 6-0 200 11 5-11162 12 Anderson 6-0162 11 Hertzel 13512 Wright 5-1115012 Mehuron 184 11 Kapp, Vikings Stagnant In Talks About Contract Mets Bid to Repeat By Associated The music goes on and on between Joe Kapp and the Minnesota Vikings. Kapp still is looking for the silver lining and the Vikings continue to make their goal line stand.

is the reported situation in prolonged contract dispute with the club. had one word, direct or indirect, since the general manager, Jim Finks, sent his ultimatum telegram six or eight weeks said attorney, John Elliot Cook. Kapp, 33, whose quarterbacking led Minnesota to the National Football League championship in 1969, reportedly has been asking for a $1.25 million contract over five years. But the Vikings have steadfastly refused his demands. Kapp played out his option last year and is free to deal with any pro team.

Cook confirmed Tuesday that Kapp has been in Vancouver, B.C., but LINCOLN, NEBRASKA SEPT. 9, PAGE 41 said the trip had significance. Kapp formerly played in the Canadian Football League. Asked about a reported 45- minute telephone conference with Kapp last Friday, Cook said: sometimes talked with him an hour and a half. And talked as much as two hours with reporters trying to find him.

present, Joe is sort of gypsying around, sometimes in Vancouver, sometimes in Los Angeles, sometimes in Lake Tahoe, Nev. not a great deal to occupy him at the Cook said he would meet soon in San Francisco with the freewheeling quarterback, but declined elaboration. Elsewhere in football, the Buffalo Bills placed quarterback James Harris on waivers and the 6-4 signal caller apparently decided he was through as a professional. know where he a spokesman said. The Green Bay Packers traded Francis Winkler, a three-year offensive lineman, to the Atlanta Falcons for Ken Mendenhall, a rookie center.

Cleveland swapped defensive tackle Marvin Upshaw to Kansas City for an undisclosed high draft choice. Running back Les Josephson of Los Angeles suffered a broken jaw in practice Tuesday and will be sidelined indefinitely. The Washington Redskins trimmed their squad to 44 IXies- day by cutting six players including wide receiver Gary Beban, linebacker Dennis Gaubatz and defensive back Marv Woodson. Thursday POST TIME 3:00 P.M. First ract, purta SSOO, 4-yaar-oldt and up, $1,000 claiming, 5 furlongs.

Foxle Space (No Boy) 1)8 Whirl Age Lime (Armstrong) 115 Phil's Stevie (T. Turner) Voo Dan (Andarson) 118 Carletown (No Boy) ..............................118 Mrs. Jack (L Turner) ...........................115 Melanie's Song (Caniglia) 115 Monty Hill (J. Rettele) .........................118 Second race, purse $500, 4-yaar-olds and up, $1,000 claiming, 5 furlongs. Daries Page (Stallings) 118 Champ Dixie (L.

Turner) Alla Kay (J. Rettele) US Manette (Ray) 115 Soldier's Hoke (No Boy) ......................118 Happy Deer (Anderson) 115 Rickie Star (King) 8 Little Steve (T. Turner) Also: Corlee (Barnes) 118, Handv Beau (Armstrong) 118, Hooterville (Armstrong) 118. Third race, purse $700, 2-year-ollv $2,500 claiming, five furlongs. Larry's Delight (King) Jeanne (Ray) Mr, L.

(Barnes) Rod's Doll (J Rettele) 4 Double Duke (Caniglia) ijf With A Flash (Stallings) 1 Fritzie Bomb (No Boy) Fourth race, purse $500, 4-year-olds and up, $1,600 claiming, 7 furlongs. Prince Samurl (Stallings) Raglan (L. Turner) Sooner Flash (Anderson) Over Motion (Baxter) Mont Clair (No Boy) Two Eyed Jack (Barnes) Fifth race, purse $700, 3-year-olds, $2,500 claiming, 5 furlongs. Swantina (Coleman) Howlin Wind (No Boy) Needles (Stallings) Flashy Trumpet (L. Turner) Dad (No Boy) 115 115 118 118 City National East Division Won LostPet.

Pittsburgh 66 .532 New York 74 66.529 Chicago 74 67 .525 1 St. Louis 6575 .472 Philadelphia 6576 .46110 Montreal 60 80 .429 West Division Cincinnati 53 .632 Los Angeles ...........77 63.55012 San Francisco 73 68 .518 Atlanta 7072 .493 20 Houston73.482 2UA San Diego 53 88 .376 Tuesday's Resuits Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 3 New York 10, Montreal 5 St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 3 Houston 8, San Diego 7 Atlanta 3, Los Angeles 2 Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 3 Wednesday's Games Philadelphia (Lersch 4-2 and G. Jackson 4-14) at New York (Ryan 6-10 end Sa- deck! 7-4), 2, twi-night Montreal (Stoneman 5-14) at Chicago (Holtzman 14-11) St. Louis (Bertaina 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Cambria 1-1), night Cincinnati (Simpson 14-3 or Gullett 3-2) at Los Angeles (Osteen 14-12), night Atlanta (NIekro 11-17 and McQueen 0-3) at San Diego (Corkins 5-6 and Arlin 0-0), 2, twi-night Houston (Dierker 13-11) at San Francisco (Bryant 5-5) American East Division Won Lost Pet.

6B Baltimore 90 51 .638 New York 81 60.574 9 Detroit 74 67 .525 16 Boston 73 68 .51817 Ceveland 67 75.47223’^ Washington 6575 .464 West Division Minnesota 83 56 .597 Oakland 62 .557 5'A California 76 64 .543 7Va Kansas City 54 86 Milwaukee 53 87.379 30Va Chicago 49 92.34835 Tuesday's Results Baltimore 6, Detroit 3 Boston 4, Cleveland 3 New York 7, Washington 3 Kansas City 12, California 0 Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 2 Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Milwaukee (Morris 2-1) at Kansas City fFitzmorrls 7-5), night Oakland (Hunter 16-12 and Lindblad 62) at Minnesota (Perry 21-11 and Kaat 11-10), 2, twi-night California (Murphy 13-11 and Garrett 5-4) at Chicago (Janeski 9-15 and Wynne 0-2), 2, twi-night Boston (Nagy 4-3) at Detroit (Cain 12- Washington (Bosman 15-10) at Cleveland (Hand 6-10), night New York (Kline 4-3) at Baltimore (Cuellar 21-7), night SECHm Enquiry Birmingham, Ala. A special investigator has been hired to look into charges of alleged violations of recruiting rules by the University of Tennessee and two other Southeastern Conference schools. SEC commissioner A. M. (Tonto) Coieman announced Tuesday Waiter Hoiloway of Hoiloway and Associates of Dallas, has been hired to investigate the charges involving UT, Alabama, and Kentucky.

retention of a professional investigator is an urgent attempt to obtain evidence to clarify the Coleman said. institutions referred to in last stories should be exonerated as quickly as possible, if they are not guilty and should be penalized just as cfuickly if there have been he said. Racing Track Eyed for 1973 Monte Kiffin, president of the Executive Board of the Nebraska State Fair, Tuesday set 1973 as the target date for the opening of a new horse racing track and grandstand at the State Fairgrounds. The new facility is one of the major items included in a report of proposed capital improvements and renovations of the existing grounds. The executive board, which had been directed by the Nebraska Legislature to study the possible relocation of the Fairgrounds, offered a less costly proposal for upgrading the existing facilities.

Preliminary study revealed that relocation would cost between $40 and $50 million. The study on modernization of the current plant projects a cost of $6 to $7 million over the next five years. Plans for modernizing the racing facility call for a new, relocated grandstand and a new five furlong track. The proposed grandstand could include 2,500 enclosed and seats. Heat has been one of the major obstacles in attracting racing fans to the present open- air grandstand.

The proposed site of the new track and grandstand is just northeast of the present facility and would necessitate the purchase of a small parcel of land from the city to accommodate the track. State Fair General Manager Henry Brandt reported that if funds were approved for the new racing facilities that work would begin on the new grandstand after the 1971 State Fair. no way it could be ready by the 1972 racing he stated. Kiffin pointed to the prospect of increased attendance and mutuel handle as making the racing facility economically feasible. paid $178,000 in mutuel taxes to the state this year.

In my thinking, it be impossible to more than double this with a new facility and it is possible the state could realize an income of $500,000 from mntnel he said. Brandt noted that plans for the proposed grandstand been completed yet, but that it would be patterned after plants in Phoenix, and Cahokia, 111. Forecaster Carr Puts NU in 12th 115 .115 115 Ma'ye'Buster (No Boy) Bob's Traffic (T. Turner) Also: Rating Orb (No Boy) 121, Shady up, $1,200 claiming, 7 furlongs. Joy Forme (Farris) Dowd (Ray) Squad Tactics (Barnes) Bright Missy (Anderson) 8 Mira Lee (Perez) Go-Zahbi-Go (Coleman) Worta's Prince (No Boy) Sevtnth race, $1,000, 4-yaar-oldt and up, $2,500 claiming, furlongs.

Uncle Les (No Boy) Kitty (Ray) L. T. Buster (No Boy) .........................116 Tiny Ruby (J. Rettele) .........................119 Joe's Ace (Barnes) ................................116 Dakota Brownie (Perez) ...................116 Roving Tigress (No Boy) ......................113 All The Same (Canlglla) ......................113 Eighth race, purse $500, 4-yeer-olds and up, $1,000 claiming, 1 mila and 70 yards. Almemar (Barnes) ................................118 Willard Joe (Kruger) ............................118 Myrt's Niece (King) ..............................115 Annie Ross (Perez) ..............................115 Sally's Girl (Coleman) .........................115 Western Stardust (J.

Rettala) ..............118 Sea Malden (Armstrong) 115 Matatime (Anoerson) ............................118 Also: Jumpin Eagle (No Boy) 118, (No Boy) 118, Miss Iowa 1'15, Saint TIm's (Stallings) 118. (B axter) McLain Shelved Don Carr, who last year compiled a fantastic .803 mark in forecasting results of college football games, will again be featured in The Lincoln Journal during the 1970 football season. The pigskin prophet has tabbed the Nebraska Cornhnskers as the No. 12 team in the nation in his pre-season rankings and selects coach Bob club to stop opening game foe Wake Forest by a 28-point margin. The football handicapper has established four of the six Big Eight schools playing this weekend as favorites, seeing Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as slight underdogs in their openers.

Top 20 I. Ohio State; 2. Texas; 3. Mississippi; 4. Southern California; 5.

Arkansas; 6. Notra Dame; 7. Penn State; 8. Houston; 9. Michigan; 10.

LSU; 10, Michigan State. II. Auburn; 12. Nebraska; 13. Tennessee; 14.

Missouri; IS. Florida; 16. Alabama; 17. San Diego State; 18. Georgia; 19, Stanford; State.

Forecast Big Eight Favorite Missouri Kansas Kansas Stata Mississippi St. Margin Nebraska ..............28 SMU 1 Opponant 28.................. Baylor 7 Washington Stata 17.......... Utah Statt 1 Oklahoma Stata Wake Forest Oklahoma Major College Air Force .............21 Alabama 1 Arkansas 7 Army 14 Brigham Young 1 Clemson 7 Florida .................10 Florida Maryland 3 Navy 7 New Mexico St. 7 North Carolina 3 No.

Carolina St. 7 Oregon 1 San Diego South Carolina 3 Texas A8iM .........21 TCU ....................10 Texas Tech 7 Vanderbilt 17 Virginia Tech 14 West Virginia ...28 Idaho Southern Cat. Stanford Holy Cross I. No. Texas St.

Citadel Duke Louisville Vlllanova Colgate Colorado St. Kentucky Richmond Calltornia No. Illinois Georgia Tech Wichita State Texas-Arlington Tulane Chattanooga Virginia Wm. I i Mary AP WIREPHOTO Other Games Chadron State Doane ttastlngs Keamev State Nebr. Wesleyan South Dakota 14 14 10 7 17 3 Tarkio 17 So.

State S.D. Yankton Midland Eastern Montane Dana Neb. at Omaha State New York Troubled Denny McLain was suspended for the remainder of the season Wednasday by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Kuhn said in a statement following a hearing with the Detroit pitcher and officials of the Tigers that further proceedings on the McLain situation will not be held until the end of the season. In suspending McLain for the second time this year, Kuhn said, new allegations have been bought to my attention, including allegations regarding conduct with respect to the Detroit management and information that on occasions McLain has carried a Except for his statement, Kuhn declined further comment and refused to answer questions.

Huskers Fifth In SI Top 20 New ranks No. 5 on the list of Sports top 20 college football teams for the coming season. The annual special college football issue, out this week names Ohio State, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas as the top four clubs in the country. Southern Cal, next Nebraska opponent, ranks No. 6 and Big Eight contenders Missouri, Colorado and Kansas State rank 11th, 13th and 18th, respectively, in top 20.

Bears Topple Omahans, 8-3 Denver lAI The Omaha Royals need only a win to take the title in American Association baseball in a best-of-seven playoff series with Denver. The Bears picked up their first win of the series Tuesday night in an 8-3 victory with five runs in the bottom of the first. Omaha 1 00 000 20 0-3 7 2 Dtnver ........530 000 00 x-8 11 0 Cram, Clemoos (2), Clico (7) and Sullivan; Law and Billings. Law (13-13). L-Cram (7-10).

The magical Mets are showing shades of last graceful collisions while challenging for National League Eastern Division pennant. Second baseman Ken Boswell, right, snags a short pop fly, colliding with right fielder Rod Caspar for the last out in 10-5 win over Expos. Picker Has New Tact By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer kickoff time for a new season of high school football. But the excitement of the first games is diminished some for the football forecaster. How can you accurately pick the winners of 150-175 contests when none of the teams have been Ln action yet? The past-performance form chart is out.

I threw the crystal ball into the trash can last year. The only available computer is busy trying to untangle the Pirates-Mets-Cubs National League baseball race. The way the various sports seasons overlap anymore, the gridiron action will be half over before they finish baseball. So reduced to a method of counting returning lettermen, considering past winning traditions and other intangibles. One thing for sure.

This could be the toughest opening weekend in years for the Picks Page 44 Capital City teams. Even though we have them all winning (each of them came through against the same foe a year ago) the games are much more of a tossup this time and could easily be reversed. Hastings at Lincoln High Field, Friday) Hastings has a flock of lettermen back, but from a winless team that is now under a new coach. The Links could be one of the best in the state if they get off to a good start. Lincoln East at Grand Island The defending Trans-Nebraska Conference champs get a stiff opening test against an improved GI eleven.

Spartan coach LeRoy Zentlc was an even bigger underdog in the Shrine game and won, however. Lincoln Southeast at North Platte Crump Redding, the veteran North Platte mentor, is seldom optimistic. But he talks in glowing terms about this fall's Platter club. That could be bad news for the Knights. But Frank Solich thinks his building program at Southeast is ready to pay off.

Could be a great game. Lincoln Pius at Beatrice The Class counted Beatrice among its Class A victims last fall and could do it again. Fremont at I.incoln Northeast (Seacrest Field, Saturday night) Rockets will be trying to get off to a good start under new coach Bob Els. the third new head man for Northeast in as many seasons. Cozad at Aurora This game has determined the Class state champion the past three years.

The winner went on to the title. It could be tlie same again. all-state fullback Tom Kropp will be the difference. Sutton at Milford The defending Class stale champs say better than last year. If so, this should be the first step toward a repeat title.

letterman. SCHEDULI September: October: 1-et Plus 9-at Lincoln High; Hastings; Island; Bellevue. History Twin Bill Sweep Needed By Associated Press It was one year ago Wednesday that the New York Mets swept a twi-night doubleheader and, for the first time in their adventurous young lives, moved into first place in the National East Division. A combination of circumstances, some of it their own doing and much of it and has placed the Mets in a position to celebrate that anniversary on top of the heap they can sweep another twi- nighter. New York moved to within one-half game of the first place Pirates Tuesday, whipping Montreal 10-5 while third place Chicago, only one game behind walloped Pittsburgh 10-3.

Elsewhere in the National League Tuesday, St. Louis whipped Philadelphia 6 3 Houston outlasted San Diego 8-7, Atlanta edged Los Angeles 3-2 and Cincinnati tripped San Francisco 5-2. In the American League, Kansas City bombed California 12-0, Milwaukee nipped Minnesota 3-2, Baltimore downed Detroit 6-3, New York took Washington 7-3 and Boston nipped Cleveland 4-3. Chicago and Oakland had the day off. The Mets exploded for six runs in the eighth inning against the Expos with Ken bases-loaded double driving home three and reliever Tug bases- loaded single producing three more.

The Pirates, meanwhile, been out of first place only two days since July 11, absorbed another whipping from the Bill Hands scattered eight hits and Chicago collected 15 including three each by Randy Hundley, who drove in three runs, and Ron Santo, who drove in two. Joe Pepitone had a two- run triple and the Cubs also took advantage of 10 bases on balls issued by Pittsburgh pitchers. Steve Carlton pitched a four- hitter and contributed two timely hits to St. attack as the Cardinals hung on to third place in the East by whipping Philadelphia. Doug Rader and Bob Watson drove in three runs apiece as Houston hung on to beat San Diego.

OrlaiKlo ripped a tlvee-run homer in the first inning and that was all Georgo Stone needed as Atlanta bested Los Angeles. Bobby bases-loaded double drove in three runs in the second inning, leading the Reds past the Dodgers. Quarterback Spot Doubtful By DON FORSYTHE The medical report on Comhiisker quarterback Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson remained an area of concern for football coach Bob Devaney Tuesday, got a full day of practice from Tagge, but Van looks more doubtfol than said Devaney. leg is better, but our trainers say it may be sore for 8-lb days he. added.

Brownson lobbed a few short passes on the sidelines the first time thrown the baU in nearly a week. trying to get Bob Jones ready and also Steve said Devaney. went down to our third quarterback in a hurry in our first game last he reminded. Devaney indicated that like to be able to have Brownson run with the team Thursday even if be able to throw the ball. he throw we have him he said, indicating that White Waived By New York Brookville, N.Y.

Uf) Freeman White, former Nebraska football standout, was among the five veterans placed on waivers by the New York Giants here Tuesday bringing the roster to the required 44 players. Rookie punter Bill Johnson also was put on waivers by the National Football League team. The other four veterans were linebacker McKinley Boston, tight end Dkk Kotite, running back Randy Minniear and center ChucK Hinton. timing and executioo was the critical area. There were a few more switches in personnd in the top units Tuesday with ends John Adkins and Willie Harper replacing John Hyland and John Pitts with the Black Shirts defense and tackle Larry Jacobson moving up to the No.

1 unit ahead of sophomore Rich Glover. On offense, Dick Rupert and Bruce Weber alternated at left guard and Carl Johnson got a shot at the right tackle spot with the No. 1 dub. As many as a hall dozen starting jobs may not be decided until later in tho week. In punting drills Tuesday junior Jeff Hughes worked as the No.

1 kicker, Dan Schneiss, who hancMed the punting last year, is the other prime candidate. Tech Gridders Charges Omaha (UPI) Three varsity football players at Omaha Tech High School have been charged with the fordble rape of a 17-year-old girl. Curtis Cotton, 18, and Steven K. Bronson, 17, appeared in Municipal Court Tuesday anti bond was set at $500 each. The third yx)uth accused, David Berming, 17, was hospitalized with an appendix condition at the Immanuel Medical Center.

Benning last season was an all Metropolitan Conference end, while also the leading scorer on basketball team which placed second in the state tournament. Cotton last year was starting quarterback. He also lettered in basketball. The girl involved said the three attacked her at her home early hiundai-..

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