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Texas Takes Over No. 1 Position In Press Ratings By JOHN CHANDLER Associated Press Sports Writer The Texas Longhorns, who've worked their way up step by step, took over the No. i spot today in The Associated Press poll of the nation's college football teams, leading a wholesale shuffling resulting from last weekend's stunning upsets. The Longhorns finally climbed into the top spot by knocking off Oklahoma 28*7 Saturday. The Sooners had been rated the No. 1 team in the country going into the game. Texas, rated No. 5 in the preseason balloting topped by 1962 national champion Southern California, made the top after moving a step at a time up the ladder. The Longhorns were fourth in the first regular poll, third in the next, and second a \On the Rebound\ Poll Tenders Groggy After Weekend of College Upsets By PHIL THEOBALD Staff Writer Monday morning is a bad time for all of us. Getting a new week under way was especially trying to the men who make the college football polls—those ratings which have a habit of falling into the "famous last words" category after a weekend of upsets. Three of the top four teams failed to live up to their advance notices, including top- ranked Oklahoma, soundly beaten by Texas 28-7. Texas, a distant second to the Sooners in last week's poll, is now atop the pile and will remain at that address until some upstart comes claim jumping. Alabama, given third-p lace confidence by the pollsters, also proved a disappointment as un­ rated Florida bounced the Crimson Tide 10-6. On down the line, SMU blew a bit of the wind from the Navy sails, 10-6; the Middies dropping to 11th after absorbing their first loss. Southern Cal couldn't live up to its accolades, losing 17-14 to Notre Dame; nor could Ohio State, held to a 20-20 tie by Illinois; nor Penn State, dealt a 107 setback by Army. Only Texas and Wisconsin, a 38-20 victor over Purdue, kept the poll pickers from a complete whitewash. Pittsburgh, rated number six, and 10th place Mississippi were both idle. College football lacks consistency. The fact that Anonymous State can be trounced ; one weekend and be a world beater the next is what makes the sport interesting — and profitable. Fans are turning out 60,000 strong for major college games at this writing. If the pollsters are bent on risking their necks weekly, so much the better. A saucy intrigue can't be worse off for additional spices and the polls, however shaky they might be, add just that. ; Since the Associated Press ; first initiated the weekly poll in 1936, Big 10 teams have outdone the pack eight times. Notre Dame and Oklahoma, as might be expected, have been just as successful between them. Whether this mythical championship, oft times determined by a last game or touchdown, carries any weight is a matter •for speculation. The best argument in favor of the final listings would be that it's a tidy way to wrap up a season. Big 10 Pace Quickens On the subject of the Big 10, early returns would suggest that at least three teams are mustering up valid threats to the title which Wisconsin won last summer. Illinois, Northwestern and Ohio State — not necessarily in that order of validity — are each in a position to escape a portion of the winter in the warmth of Pasadena pageantry. The Illini, not having won a conference championship since 1953, are definitely in the picture this season. They seem to have the schedule in their favor at this point. Coach Pete Elliott and Co. host Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan before meeting Wisconsin and Michigan State on the road. And, though Wisconsin needed six victories to win last season, as did Ohio State in 1961, its possible that four more wins could put the Illini Bowl-bound. Ohio State is faced with Iowa and Northwestern at Columbus and travels to do battle with Wisconsin and Michigan. Rugged non-conference foes Southern California and Penn State NEW YORK (UPI) — The may also play a role in the United Press International ma Buckeye campaign — from the J° r college football ratings, standpoint of morale and in- wit h first-place votes and won- week ago. Oklahoma, leader for the past two weeks, skidded to No. 6. The special panel of sports writers and broadcasters gave Texas 51 of 55 first place votes, after wading through the weekend wreckage that showed defeat for five of the teams in last week's Top Ten. Besides Texas, the only other winner among the elite was Wisconsin, which beat Purdue 38-20 and jumped from fifth to second. Wisconsin got the four first place votes that didn't go to Texas. Pitt advanced from sixth to third while Mississippi jumped | from 10th to fifth. Both were idle Saturday. In addition to the defeat of the Sooners, Alabama was upset by Florida, 10-6; Southern Methodist bumped Navy, 32-28; South ern California was beaten 17-14 by Notre Dame; and Penn State was downed by Army, 10-7. Ohio State was tied by Illinois, 20-20. Southern California, which led the first week but then was beaten by Oklahoma, dropped clear out of the Top Ten. The Trojans were No. 7 last week. Penn State, ninth a week ago, also dropped out. The Top Ten, with first place votes in parentheses and total points on the 10-9-8-etc. basis: Team Points 1. Texas (51) 546 2. Wisconsin (4) 487 3. Pittsburgh „__ ..413 4. Ohio State 238 5. Mississippi 218 6. Oklahoma 191 7. Illinois 147 8. Georgia Tech 146 9. Alabamaa 145 10. Tie, Navy and Northwestern 103 EXPLAINS VICTORY-Northwestern footbaU coach Ara Parseghian (right) has the rapt attention of Bob Whitlow, athletic director of the Chicago Cubs, while telling about the Wild­ cat's victory over Minnesota Saturday. Northwestern defeated the Gophers 15-8 and is now 2-1 for the season. UNIFAX GALESBURG, ILL., TUESDAY, OCT. 15, IMS PAGE II Detroit 9 s Bid For Olympics Given Setback BADEN-BADEN, Germany (UPI) - Detroit officials confessed today that "somebody" in Europe put one over on them by announcing that cities bidding for the 1966 Olympics would not be allowed to do any lobbying. "When we got here we discovered that all the other cities had scheduled sumptious recep-, *- tions and the like," said a AP Honors Ellsworth for Comeback CHICAGO (AP) - Young Dick Ellsworth, voted the National League's comeback baseball player-of-the-year in the annual Associated Press Poll, is happy to get the award but never wants to win it again. "No thanks," said Ellsworth you have to lose 20 games one year and then come back and win 20 the next, I don't want it anymore." The 23-year-old left-hander credits the development of a slider for his season, which included a 2.10 earned run aver- who compiled a 22-10 record with' age with 75 walks and 185 strike- the Chicago Cubs in 1963 after I outs in 290 2-3 innings. a horrible 9-20 mark in 1962. "If Scribes Give N. L. Award To Koufax BOSTON (UPI)-World Series hero Sandy Koufax today was named winner of the Academy of Sports Editors award as National League player of the year for 1963. The star southpaw of the Los! dismissed sensational power Angeles Dodgers, who had a i running halfback Joe Don Loon- "The slider and better control were the reasons for my big year," said Ellsworth. "I decided 1 needed it, worked on it and developed it last spring. Coach Fred Martin was a big help and Ellsworth refuses to make predictions or set goals for himself. "I didn't set any goals last year or this year so I'm not setting any next year. But I will say this, the Cubs can be a great club in 1964. "We're a young club and we're improving. We were better tMs '?ar and we'll be much better next year." Ellsworth, his wife and their two children are making their home in Chicago. Dick is employed by a mattress firm in so were pitchers Bob Buhl and 1 the offseason as a sales repre- Larry Jackson." | sentative. Ellsworth collected 24 votes in the balloting by 68 baseball writers and finished far ahead of Curt Simmons of St. Louis, another southpaw. Simmons picked up 11 votes, St. Louis shortstop Dick Groat was third with 10, and Ron Santo, the Chicago Cubs' third base man, received 9. Ellsworth might have added considerably to his 22 triumphs if his teammates had mustered a little more power. Seven of his defeats came in low-run games. He lost 1-0 and 3-0 games twice and also was victim of 2-1, 3-2 and 3-1 scores. Sooner Star Dropped in Disciplinary Action NORMAN, Okla. (UPD- Coach Bud Wilkinson of the fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners juries. Northwestern also has its work cut out for it. The Wildcats finish up with Wisconsin on Nov. 9, and OSU on Nov. 16. This pair concludes a road trip which begins at Michigan a week earlier and could take its toll of a young Northwestern squad. Such rugged competition is a year-in, year-out pattern of the Big 10. Texas, meanwhile, has a pat schedule from here on out and should make coach Darrell Royal look like a football genius once again. With the possible exception of SMU, the teams Texas must contend with throughout the remainder of the fall couldn't whip cream. Oklahoma is also over the hump and now, as in past season, should go through the motions for a successful season. It would be stretching the imagination to call games with Iowa State, Oklahoma State, etc., anything but a formality. That's how national championships, mythical style, are won. lost records in parentheses: Te am Points 344 304 215 146 123 113 108 98 98 77 Good News ALBANY, N.Y. (UPI)-New York state golfers received some good news today when courses outside the limits of municipalities were reopened. The courses were closed due to extreme danger of forest fires. However, the New York State Conservation Department revised the original ban as long as the forest surrounded courses had proper fire protection nearby. 1. Texas- (30) (4-0) 2. Wisconsin (5) (3-0) 3. Pittsburgh (3-0) 4. Ohio State (2-0-1) 5. Oklahoma (2-1) 6. Georgia Tech (3-1) 7. Mississippi (2-0-1) 8. (Tie) Alabama (3-1) 8. (Tie) Illinois (2-0-1) 10. Northwestern (3-1) Second 10—11, Navy, 62; 12, Penn State, 27; 13, Duke, 25; 14, Louisiana State, 23; 15, Oregon, 22; 16, Auburn, 17; 17, Air Force, 15; 18, Missouri, 13; 19 (tie), Notre Dame and Syracuse, 12. Others receiving votes—Florida, Iowa, North Carolina State, Southern California, Mississippi State, Southern Methodist, Army, Arkansas, Iowa State, Baylor, Minnesota and Nebraska. 25-5 record during the regular season, and then blasted strikeout records in beating the New York Yankees twice in the World Series, was named on 95 per cent of the ballots. ey from the cquad Monday for disciplinary reasons. The veteran Oklahoma coach declined further comment. The action came amid rumors of dissension among team mem- Voting by the academy, which bers in the wake of Oklahoma's is made up of 100 of the na- shocking 28-7 loss to Texas Sat- tion's leading sports editors, urday in the Cotton Bowl at was limited to those sports edi- Dallas. tors who covered National Looney, a 6-foot-l, 224-nound League games. speedster from Fort Worth, Dick Groat, ace shortstop of - . was no 1 : available for com- the St. Louis Cardinals, was ment. However, a university second in the voting with 74 per ( spokesman quoted Loonev as main in school at Oklahoma, i to a Little Rose Bowl victory The spectacular halfback, during the 1961 season. He ear- who played a key role in Okla- lier had attended Texas and homa's return'to national ac- Texas Christian University, claim, was playing in his final Dr. George L. Cross, presi- year of athletic eligibility at. dent of Oklahoma University, Oklahoma. He needs about two j said there had been, in his opin- more years of classwork for ion, dissension on the team that graduation. ! may have contributed to the The dismissal also followed Texas loss, which cost Oklaho- reports that Looney was involved in a scuffle with an assistant Sooner football coach last week. Looney was sent to the dressing room and later received a stern rebuke from Wilkinson. However, Looney re- ma its No. 1 ranking. Cross said the dismissal was a matter of regret, but added, "I have thought that the men were not working together and not getting along. "I have no specific informa- turned to practice the following; tion but that was my feeling as day. ; an ex-football playw." Cross spokesman for the Motor City. "It's too late now for us to match these efforts," he added angrily. The other three cities seeking to serve as host for the 1968 games—Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Lyons, France — are pulling out all the stops in their lobbying campaigns. Delegates who will vote on the site Saturday are being liberally entertained, deluged with handouts, and held captive while enthusiastic spokesmen bend their ears with talk of the attractions awaiting them in their city. And the number of parties and receptions on the calendar keeps increasing daily. Monday's opening session of the IOC included a closed executive committee meeting. "We just had general talks about the agenda," said Chancellor Otto Mayer. "We will meet with leaders of the National Olympic Committees today and sound them out for their opinions on what sports should be dropped from the Tokyo games calendar." Presently, 22 sports are penciled in for Tokyo, but 18 is the maximum permitted. Handball and archery are almost certain to be dropped, according to unofficial reports. saying he probably would re­ cent, followed by relief ace Ron Perranoski of the Dodgers (62), outfielder Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves (52), and outfielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants (51). Koufax will be presented with the award at a dinner in New York on Jan. 19. The poll was based upon per- The witnesses are fighting formance during the regular | CO cks, seized in a raid last season, not including the World month near Isleton, Calif. Pos o—: — Horton Smith, First Masters Champion, Dies DETROIT (UPI) - Horton Looney came to the Sooners said- "Perhaps this will correct. Smith, 55, the first Masters Cocks Still Mad WALNUT GROVE, Calif. (UPI) — The prosecution has been having trouble keeping its star exhibits from killing each other. in 1962 as a transfer from Cam eron, Okla., Junior College, where he first earned national attention by leading the school the situation Series. <&A MAN'S IDEA of a Good Lunch That's the kind that we serve here! Food to suit every mood . . . ail of the finest quality, prepared ay a master chef, served in a most congenial and relaxing atmosphere. BUSINESS MEN'S BUFFET Every Noon 11:30 'Till 2:00 Monday thru Friday CATERING HOURS • Pr»v»i« parties • Meetings 9 A.M. 'Ml 6 P.M. Phoo« 342-2151 Hozth Heud#rion St., HI. ISO. New Jersey Has 1st Title Bout In 13 Years NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The first championship boxing match in New Jersey in 13 years is scheduled Dec. 7 in Atlantic City's Convention Hall with middleweight champion Dick Tiger defending his title against Joey Giardello in a 15-round bout. The date was announced Monday by State Athletic Commissioner Joseph F. Walker. Fight Results By The Associated Press PARIS—Sugar Ray Robinson, 159 Vfe, New York, outpointed Armand Vanucci, 159, France, 10. BOSTON-Tom McNeely, 205, session of the birds is illegal, and the prosecutor wants to use them as evidence against George Maghoney, who is charged as their owner. Record Falls HELSINKI (UPI) - Finnish Medfield, Mass., won on a foul | student Kaisu Enkola rocked from Kolu Sabedong, 225, Ha- three times around the clock to READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! waii, 2. BALTIMORE - Wayne Bethea, 205, New York, knocked out Ernie Knox, 178, Baltimore, 9. KEY WEST, Fla.-Tony Mamarelli, 131, Pittsburgh, knocked out Nat Davis, 129, Ja sonville, Fla., 3. READ THE WANT ADS! claim a world non-stop rocking- chair record today of 72 hours and 27 minutes. Miss Enkola claimed she beat a record established Monday by another Finnish student, Juha Laine, who was reported rocking again today in an attempt to set a new mark. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Girl Swimmer Sets Sights on Channel Swim SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)A teenage Sacramento girl, the youngest person to swim the chilly 25-mile length of Lake Tahoe, has set her sights on the English Channel and she's confident she'll swim it next year. Leonore Modell, 13-year-old eighth grader, swam the cold, Sierra Mountain lake in 14 hours, 34 minutes last week despite winds strong enough to whip up whitecaps. Her coach, Paul Herron of the Sacramento YMCA, said her time is a Tahoe record. Few have swum the length of the lake, and the best previous time Herron remembers was "about 17y« hours" by a man. Leonore will be 14 next August when Herron plans to take her to France to practice for her channel attempt early in Sep tember. Krause of Iowa Leads In Scoring CHICAGO (AP)-Senior halfback Paul Krause of Iowa, scoring two touchdowns in the 37-26 victory over Indiana Saturday, has taken over the Big Ten all- games football scoring lead. Krause has 4 touchdowns for 24 points and holds a slim 4- point lead over Dick Van Raap- horst, Ohio State's great field goal booter. Van Raaphorst, whose record Big Ten field goal of 49 yards enabled Ohio State to tie Illinois 20-20, has five field goals and five extra points for 20 points. Seven others are tied with 18 points each. The leaders: Injury Hurts Woodson 9 s Chances For Ail-American Grid Honors By United Press International Marv Woodson's chance for All - America nomination may have been wrecked last weekend at Iowa City where the speedy Indiana triple - threat halfback suffered a serious knee injury. Hoosier Coach Phil Dickens said Tuesday that Woodson would definitely be sidelined for Saturday's game with Michigan able to play at all this season, of the squad nursed sprains and Woodson, who earned the bruises but only one player was excused from the light workout. He was Archie Sutton, who State and added "there's some da X UPI's Midwest back of the week honors for his play against Northwestern, was hurt early in the game against Iowa. Sophomore Trent Walters, who took Woodson's place against the Hawkeyes, and senior letterman Jim Elminiak were the two top prospects for Woodson's substitute next Satur- doubt" whether he would be COOLER TOMORROW Time to ioiulat* WHITI'S PHONE «4%41U Reports from other Big Ten training fronts were of more routine nature. Ron Frain, a Wisconsin safetyman, and defensive end, nursed a shoulder injury, but Coach Milt Bruhn was not ready to write him off as a nonstarter against Iowa Saturday. At Illinois, several members sprained his ankle against Ohio State. Northwestern tackle Szcecko missed practice Monday because of a pulled leg muscle, but the injury was not believed bad enough to keep him out of action next weekend. Purdue and Iowa took it easy. The Boilermakers rested on Coach Jack Mollenkopf's prescription that it was just what the doctor ordered after two hard - hitting battles with Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes limited their workout to a 65-minute romp in sweat clothes while Coach Jer­ ry Burns persued the scouting report on Wisconsin. Michigan also hustled through a brief workout. But at Michigan State Coach Duffy Daugherty put his No. 1 quarterback, Joe!Steve Judas, into a scrimmage Krause, Iowa 4 Van Rapph'st, OSU . 0 Snell, OSU 3 Murphy, NU 3 Lewis, MSU ._ 3 Henderson, Mich 3 Nowatzke, Ind 3 Brandt, Wis. 3 Holland, Wis 3 Stamison, NU 0 Roberts, Iowa 0 Fronek, Wis, 0 Reid, Minn. — 1 td fg pat tp 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 2 8 1 10 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 24 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 14 13 13 champion and a member of the PGA Hall of Fame, died today of Hodgkins disease. Smith had been suffering from the disease for the past six years. The pro at the Detroit Golf Club since 1946, Smith was attending the Ryder Cup matches Sunday when he collapsed. Smith returned to Detroit Monday but collapsed again in his car and was rushed to a hospital where he was reported in satisfactory condition. But he took a turn for the worse and died shortly after midnight. Smith, a past president of the PGA, won the first Masters at Augusta in 1934 and won the title again in 1936. Smith won numerous other golf crowns including the French Open title on his 21st birthday in 1930. Horton, who was married and divorced, is survived by his brother, Wren of Chicago. His mother lives in Spring* field, Mo., and a son lives In Pinehurst, N.C. Smith was a native of Spring* field. READ THE WANT ADS! The NEW IDEA in smoking for more than an hour. Judas, Daughterty said, needs to sharpen up his passing. Ohio State's first team got off lightly but Coach Woody Hayes gave his second and third units a rough drill. At Minnesota, Larrs Peterson took over as No. 1 quarterback and Jas Sharp was tabbed as starting fullback. Peterson directed the Gophers to their only touchdown against Northwestern last Saturday and sharp was the team's leading ground gainer. mm/H 6PS€Ul<T¥ CO. Hear 15 minute NEWSCASTS at 7:30 A.M. 12:20 P.M. 5 P.M. 10 P.M. RADJO 14M ON YOUR DIAL I

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