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Both Mets, Co Its Unhappy With League's Draft Setup CINCINNATI (AP)—"We didn't expect much," said President George Weiss of the New York Mets—and that's about what he found in the National League plan to "Prop Up The Poor." Bui General Manager Paul Richards of the Houston Colts apparently felt that Weiss had beaten him to what little there was in the grab bag. Those were the snap reactions of the two expansions teams today to the draft plan. The Mets took only two players from the list of 33 submitted by the other eight teams, the Colts just one. They were allowed a total of eight if they wanted, plus the right to negotiate individually for others on the list. No club was bound to lose more than one player, however. Weiss, with first pick, chose Bill Haas, a 20-year-old bonus first baseman of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Richards selected Claude Illini, Buckeyes in Key Game CHICAGO (UPI) — Wisconsin opens defense of its Big Ten football championship against Purdue Saturday but Illinois and Ohio State have the distinction of starring in the league's first "showdown" match. Wisconsin, an easy winner over Western Michigan in its first outing and victor in a squeaker over Notre Dame on its second time out, and Purdue, which beat the Irish last weekend, are 0-0 in conference standings. Illinois and Ohio State successfully opened their Big Ten campaigns last Saturday with the Illini, with the use of a "flipper- dipper" play upset title favorite Northwestern 10-9. The Buckeyes defeated Indiana 21-0. Minnesota goes to Northwestern for a nationally televised clash. Indiana is Iowa's homecoming foe and Michigan is host to Michigan State in other contests on the season's first full card of conference action. The match at Columbus, Ohio, figures to be a battle of kickers, featuring Jim Plankcnhorn of Illinois and Dick Van Raaphorst of Ohio State. Plankenhorn has accounted for eight of his team's 20 points this season with two conversions and two field goals. Raaphorst's credentials are even better. The Buckeye senior kicked a 17-yard field goal in his team's 17-0 victory over Texas A&M. Last week he booted two, one for 19 yards and another for 48, a Big Ten record. The two Big Ten rivals are meeting for the 52nd time. The Buckeyes have won 37 in the long series and are favored to win this one by seven points. Television viewers will get a chance to catch Tom Myers in action. The Northwestern quarter back did no harm to his bid for another All-Ameircan berth in his team's stumble at Illinois. Myers ranks second in the nation in total offense, trailing only Roger Staubach of Navy. The Wildcats were favored by eight points. What looms as Saturday's biggest crowd in the nation is expected to assemble at Ann Arbor, Mich., with an anticipated capacity attendance of 101,001. Michigan is host to Michigan State in the 56th meeting between the two intra-state rivals. The Spartans have won six of the last seven games and were eight point favorites to win again Saturday. Iowa's Hawkeyes have lost 21 of 51 homecomings, but never to Indiana. The Hawks were favored by a touchdown. Scramble to Get Worse in AFL Title Race By United Press International The scramble in the American Football League will get even tighter this weekend if the odds- makers are as accurate as usual. The two top teams after four games, the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers, collide in San Diego Sunday afternoon with identical 3-1 records. The Chargers, 10-point favorites are just a step ahead of Kansas City in the western division while New York is the only team in the eastern division to better the .500 mark at this stage. The Boston Patriots, tied with Houston for the eastern runner- Jimmy Brown, Y. A. Tittle Both Close to NFL Records By United Press International Jimmy Brown of the Cleveland Browns and Y. A. Tittle of the New York Giants can set significant National Football League records Sunday, but chances are their individual goals will be subordinated to their all-out efforts to win the Big Game. Brown can become the league's all-time rushing leader and Tittle can pass the retired Bobby Layne as the NFL's top man in pass- completions. Brown's success in achieving that goal will depend on the Sunday performance of Joe (The Jet) Perry of the San Francisco Forty Niners who holds the league record of 8,296 rushing yards. Brown goes into the Giants game trailing Perry by 73 yards. Tittle needs 15 pass completions to top Layne's career mark of 1,814. Obviously, both will be willing to forego records this weekend if it means winning this battle in New York for the Eastern Division lead. Oddsmakers have made the Giants 3-point favorites for their home-opening game that will attract a sellout crowd of more than 62,000 at Yankee Stadium. Cleveland has won four straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals, who like the Giants are tied for second place with a 3-1 record, figure to stay in contention. The j for | FALL !EXPENSES i r I at PUBLIC FINANCE CORPORATION Fast Service Up to $800 Cards are 3-point picks for their home-opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1-1). It looks like no stopping the Chicago Bears (4-0) or the Green Bay Packers (3-1) in the Western Division. Both are 13-point choices, the Bears over the Rams at Los Angeles and the Packers over the Vikings at Minnesota. In Sunday's three other games, the Washington Redskins are the choice by 3 points at home over the Philadelphia Eagles; the De>- troit Lions are favored by 5 to send the Cowboys down to their fifth straight defeat, at Dallas; and the Colts are picked by 13 to do likewise to the San Francisco Forty Niners at Baltimore. Knee Operation May Be Costly For Mantle NEW YORK (UPI) - Mickey Mantle has agreed to undergo another knee operation — one that could cost him a cool $100,000. The New York Yankees' star center fielder will check into Lenox "Hill Hospital here in approximately two weeks for the removal of loose outside cartilage in his left knee. A New York newspaper reported Thursday that Mantle had been guaranteed $100,000 to participate in a 2(i-sho\v, all-sports television series during the off­ season, an undertaking now jeopardized by the planned surgery. Mantle, reached at his home in Dallas, declined to discuss the television scries but d i d admit the operation "sure will ruin my winter." Dr. Sidney Gnynor, the Yankees' team physician, will perform the operation on Mickey's knee, which was damaged when he broke the third metatarsal bone in his same left leg in a game at Baltimore last June 5. up spot, launch the league's sixth round of games by hosting the Oakland Raiders Friday night. Boston, a 4-point pick, will be employing the Fenway Park home of baeball's Red Sox for the first time. The rest of the AFL program lists Houston at Denver in a tossup game and Buffalo a 9-point underdog at Kansas City, both on Sunday afternoon. The television schedule will show the 1:30 p.m. (CST) Buffalo at Kansas City game in the Eastern and Central time zones; the 1:30 p.m. (MST) Houston at Denver game in the Mountain and Pacific zones and Houston, with Kansas City, Denver and San Diego blackouts; and the 1:30 p.m. (PDT) New York at San Diego game back to New York only. I - j On sensible plans 1 • Money to Buy Now — PAY j ' LATER I Others use our I | plans evfiy year for Full I I expenses—you can too. . With good credit and I | steady employment, you're I all set. Call, write or come in! You can depend on PjfoltC FINANCE CORPORATION S. Prairie 342-0181 OPEN BOWLING TONIGHT AFTER 8:30 AFTER MIDNIGHT 30e Per Line ON FRI. & SAT. NIGHTS SNACK BAR OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M. SATURDAY NIGHTS NORTHGATE 1576 N. HENDERSON ST. PH. 342-6171 Jose Stable Favored Over Dick Turner PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Jose Stable, ex-Cuban rated No. 3 in the welterweight division, is an 8-5 favorite to snap undefeated hometowner Dick Turner's 13-bout winning streak tonight in a nationally televised 10-rounder. The 22-year-old Stable, now a New Yorker, will try to overwhelm Turner with his windmill attack and win a crack at Emile Griffith's world title. Promoter Herman Taylor has promised the victor a title match "inside six months." Turner, 24, and ranked sixth in the 145-pound class, hopes to score an upset with the stunning power that has gained him 12 kayo triumphs. He's equipped with a stiff jab and presents a difficult target with his bob-and- weave tactics. Only a draw mars his otherwise perfect record in 21 bouts. Raymond, 26-year-old relief pitcher from Milwaukee, and then Weiss named Jack Fisher, 24- year-old pitcher from the San Francisco Giants. The price tag was $30,000 each. National League President Warren Giles declined to disclose the entire list, but it was generally understood to be loaded with second line veterans and untried youngsters. Richards said he wished he had won first pick on the coin toss. That could only mean he would have liked to have drafted Haas. Haas' minor league figures are impressive. He hit .368, tops in the minors, with 33 homers and 144 RBI in 1962 with Reno of the California League. Last season he hit .302 for Albuquerque in the Texas League and .326 for Santa Barbara in the California League. Haas was counted against the Dodger roster all last season, but he was not made eligible for the World Series. Raymond bounced around the minors for several seasons before he stuck with the Braves in 1962. Used entirely in relief, he appeared in 45 games with a 4-6 record and a 5.43 earned run average last season. Fisher, who has had arm and weight troubles, was with Baltimore from 1959 through 1962. His best record was 12-11 in 1960. Traded to the Giants before last season, he was 6-10 in 11 starts and a 4.58 ERA. He completed two games, one against the Mets. READ I'hfc; O.ASSIKIEDS! Ryder Cup Team Goes Into Action ATLANTA (UPI) — A confident United States team, led by "Mr. Moneybags" Arnold Palmer, went forth to repel a British invasion today in the opening play of the 15th biennial Ryder Cup matches and was an odds-on favorite to post this country's 12th victory. The Yanks modestly refrained from making any public victory claims and the British, with traditional stiff upper lip, insisted they had a chance to win. But it was easy in observing and talking to the two teams to conclude that the biggest threat facing the U. S. team might be over-confidence. Palmer, golf's top money winner and captain of this year's U. S. Ryder Cup team, paired himself for today's opening match with Johnny Pott, youngest team member at 27. They met Welchman Brian Huggett and Scotsman George Will, youngest members of the British team. Today's activity consists of a total of eight Scotch foursomes — four this morning and four more this afternoon. Each match pits two-man teams with each team using only one ball and taking alternate shots. After Palmer and Pott teed off against Huggett and Will, three more foursomes went out at 15 minutes intervals. The rest of the morning lineup: Billy Casper and Dave Ragan vs. British ace Peter Alliss and Irishman Christy O'Connor; Gene Littler and Dow Finsterwald vs. Welshman Dave Thomas and veteran British Ryder Cupper Harry Weetman; and U. S. Open champ Julius Boros and Tony Lema vs. Neil Coles and Bernard Hunt, Britain's top tournament winner this year. AWARD WINNER - Gerald Allison, 6-1, 220-pound tackle, won the Amos Alonzo Stagg award for Monmouth's outstanding player in the Scots' 16-7 loss to Orinell last Saturday. He will be in the lineup tomorrow afternoon when the Scots host Beloit. Ankerson of Ripon Leads NCAA Teams NEW YORK (UPI) - Jack Ankerson of Ripon College is a quarterback who doesn't run much and doesn't throw much but he leads the NCAA college division in scoring. Ankerson has a lot of people puzzled because he's scored nine touchdowns and kicked 14 extra points in three games for 68 points. He has run with the ball only 27 times and passed just 33 times, which makes his rate of point production the best in the nation, the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau reported today. The bureau reported that the leaders in other departments remained the same. Northern Illinois' George Bork leads in total offense and passing. In four games, he has attempted 140 passes and completed 100 for a .714 percentage and 1,431 yards. He also has 17 touchdown passes. Bork's passing has made it possible for two teammates — Hugh Rohrschneider and Garry Sterns — to rank 1-2 in pass receiving. Jim Holder of Panhandle A&M is the leading rusher with 58 attempts for 567 yards in three games. Stephan Bailey of Kentucky State is the leading punter with an average of 46.9 on 12 kicks. Whitey Ford Named Hurler of Year in American League Pro Hockey By The Associated Press W L T Pts.GF GA Detroit 1 0 0 2 5 3 Chicago 1 1 0 2 5 3 Boston 0 0 11 4 4 Montreal 0 0 11 4 4 Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 New York 010 0 13 Thursday's Results Detroit 5, Chicago 3 Today's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games New York at Montreal Boston at Toronto Sunday's Games Toronto at Chicago Boston at Detroit Decisive Win WEIRTON, W. Va. (AP)-Johnny Bizzarro of Erie, Pa., gave Al Duarte of New Bedford, Mass., a 15-round beating Thursday night and took a unanimous decision in a boxing match billed as the fight for the North American junior lightweight championship here. READ THE WANT ADS! NEW YORK (UPI) - Whitey Ford, • a 24-game winner in his 12th season with the New York Yankees, today was named the American League pitcher of the year by the United Press International. The 34-year-old left-hander, whose .718 won - lost percentage makes him the most successful pitcher in baseball history, received 18 of the 24 votes cast by the UPI's board of baseball ex perts representing every city in the major leagues. Relief ace Dick Radatz of the Boston Red Sox, 21-game winner Camilio Pascual of the Minnesota twins and 19 -game -winning rookie Gary Peters of the Chicago White Sox rounded out the voting with two votes each. Heading a staff that helped to keep the Yankees out front in the American League race from virtually the first pitch of the season, Ford compiled a 24-7 record and a .774 percentage. He pitched three shutouts and struck out 189 batters in 269 innings. Radatz, a 6-foot, 5-inch, 245- pound right - hander nicknamed "The Monster" and "The Beast" because of his overpowering speed, was, the relief pitching sensation of the 1963 AL season. He had a 15-6 record, 162 strikeouts and a 2.03 earned run average for 66 appearances and 133 innings. Pascual the only 20-game winner of 1962 to repeat in 1963, had a 21-9 record with a 2.46 earned run average. He pitched in 31 games and 249 innings with three shutouts and 202 strikeouts. Peters, who failed in three previous trials with the White Sox, emerged overnight as a star. He pitched in 41 games and 243 innings, had a 19-8 record and compiled a 2.33 earned run average. Louise Suggs Sets Pace in PGA Tourney LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) Louise Suggs, now a portly, 40- year-old veteran of 17 years on the golf tour, goes into the second round of the Ladies' National PGA tournament today ready to teach the youngsters a thing or two about the game. The star, one of the few crack shotmakers still around from the Babe Didriksen era of golf, fired a one-under-par 70 in the searing heat at the Stardust Golf Club course Thursday to take a two- stroke lead over favored Mickey Wright. Miss Suggs had a pair of birdies on putts that dropped in from 15 and 20 feet; and a lone bogie —when she three-putted the 10th hole. She had nines of 34-36. Miss Wright, powerful off the tee, played consistent golf with a 34-36 on the par 35-36 course. But her birdie putts just weren't dropping. Defending champion Judy Kimball, National Open queen Mary Miss, Kathy Cornelius and Gloria Armstrong were tied for third with 73s. In the 74 bracket were Claudia Lindor, Besty Rawls, Shirley Englehorn and Gloria Armstrong. Pro Basketball By The Associated Press New York 111, Philadelphia 104 Cincinnati 142, Baltimore 108 San Francisco 112, Los Angeles 95 (jalesburg Register-Mafl GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1963 PAGE 12 •On the Rebounds Sportscaster Returns Home To Take Position at WGIL By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor Bill Pearson, recently named sports director at Radio Station WGIL, has been away from the area for several years but is no stranger to the local sports scene. A graduate of Galesburg High School in 1956, Bill participated in baseball' in for the" streaks, was a member of the Budget sports staff and did some sports reporting for the Register-Mail. Pearson, who just completed a two-year stint in the Army, is also a graduate of North Park College in Chicago. While at North Park, a member of the College Conference of Illinois, Bill took an active part in athletics. He won four letters in baseball, two in basketball and three in golf. Serving as sports editor and editor for two years on the North Park News, Bill also worked as sportscaster for the college radio station. WGIL's new sportscaster received his baptism under lire last night, teaming with station manager Roger Coleman to do a play- by-play of the Galesburg-Peoria Central football game from the Peoria Stadium. Pearson Is married and resides with his wife, Carol, at 1500 Harrison Ave. He is the son of Mi*, and Mrs. Clifford M. Pearson of 1548 Florence Ave. —J— Del French, proprietor of a local eating establishment, is still looking with amazement at a scorecard which shows he fired an all par round — no birdies nor bogies — Tuesday afternoon at the Knox County Country Club. He had to sink 10 foot or better putts on the last three holes to complete this rare round of golf. -J— Tom Greenwade, who is credited with signing more top stars than any other baseball scout still active, recalls that Mickey Mantle was once considered a questionable prospect for pro ball because he wasn't big enough. At that time Mantle, who now stands 6-0 and weighs 200 pounds, was a 16-year old 135-pounder who had been dubbed "Little Mickey." He was playing shortstop for Baxter Springs, Kas., in the Ban Johnson League. This yarn may be difficult for many to believe, especially opposing pitchers. Greenwade says he stuck with Mantle despite his size because he could run and throw and was a switch hitter. Mantle got bigger fast and has been making Tom's judgment look first rate ever since. Cite Stuart For Best Comeback BOSTON (AP) - Boston first baseman Dick Stuart calls his selection as the American League's comeback - player-of- the-year "my first big award in the big leagues. Now I hope next year it will be most - valuable- player." The most controversial figure to wear a Red Sox uniform since Ted Williams retired, Stuart took full advantage of Fenway park's short if high left field wall this season after a miserable 1962 at Pittsburgh. The right-handed slugger drew 36 of the 64 votes cast by baseball writers in the annual Associated Press poll. Far behind in the runner-up position was Detroit pitcher Frank Lary, who got six votes. Baltimore pitcher Steve Barber, Boston third baseman Frank Malzone and Detroit outfielder Al Kaline each were named on three ballots. The Red Sox acquired Stuart in an inter-league trade after he hit a meager .228 with only 16 homers and 64 runs batted in for the Pirates. Transplanted to Boston, Stuart led the American League in RBI. with 118, was second to Harmon Killebrew in homers with 42 and boosted his average to .261. Cops Tourney BURNEYVILLE, Okla. (AP)— Defending champion Bo Wininger of Oklahoma City posted a five- under-par 68 Thursday to take the 38th South Central PGA Golf Championship at Turner Lodge. MILD TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 342-0815 SMU Bids for 2nd Straight Win Over Military Eleven By SANDY PADYVE UPI Sports Writer Southern Methodist can make it two upsets in a row over the military tonight when the Mustangs meet Navy in Dallas, Tex. —tlie nation's football capital this weekend. Lust week SMU defeated favored Air Force ;iud its excel. lent quarterback Terry Isaacson. 'This week they'll be dealing with Roger Staubach, an even tougher asMgnmont. The- S.MU-Navy game is one ol tour contests scheduled Friday night. Others find Syracuse at UCLA, LSU at Miami, Fla., and Virginia Tech at George Washington. That's a pretty attractive Friday list and Saturday's is no different with the feature again in Dallas between top-ranked Oklahoma and its arch rival Texas, lanked second. Sixth-ranked Navy has been installed as a 13-point favorite against SMU mainly on the merits of Midshipman Staubach, whose sensational play has made him the top contender for All- America quarterback honors. Saturday's big one could eventually bring a national championship to the winner. Oklahoma is 2-0. including a 17-12 win over defending national champion Southern California two weeks ago. Texas is 3-0 but goes into the game a 34 point underdog. Third-ranked Alabama is a point favorite over Florida but the Gators are an unpredictable crew. Fifth-ranked Wisconsin faces Purdue and the Badgers will be a 7 1 .* point choice. Ohio State, ranked seventh, meets Illinois which upset Northwestern last week but the Buckeyes also are a 74 point favorite. Penn State, number eight, meets one of its bitterest foes in Army at University Park, Pa., with the Lions favored by I2 l /z points. Southern California, number nine, is a 6-point favorite over Notre Dame and lOth-ranked Nebraska is favored by 13 over Air Force. Fourth-ranked Pittsburgh will be idle. There are a number of other important games around the nation, including Arkansas at Baylor; Duke at California; Georgia at Clemson; Iowa State at Kansas; North Carolina at Maryland; Michigan State at Michigan; Kansas State at Missouri; Minnesota at Northwestern. NEEDED Girls and a few Boys age 13 through 15 FOR MIXED DOUBLES BOWLING TEAMS (2 giris. 2 boys per team) Have quite a few boy* — need girls. BOWL SATURDAYS. 1 p.m. — 3 games $120 Ladies Needed for Tues. 6:30 shift Galesburg Bowl 2345 Grand Avenue 343-4919 m COLLEGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 ILLINOIS VS. OHIO STATE ft £ WGIL RADfO THE ^Jjj^^g^ 1 T * Z E N 1400 ON YOUR DIAL

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