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Chicago and Green Bay Take Advantage of Opportunities Pilfer Enemy Passes, Fumbles NEW YORK (UPI)-When it comes to seizing scoring opportunities, there are no teams in the National Football League like the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. The Bears have intercepted a league high of 17 passes and I have recovered seven of 13 enemy fumbles. The Packers have jarred their opponents into fumbling 13 times, have recovered a league high of 12 of these, and have intercepted nine passes, according to the latest NFL statistics That makes a total of 24 times Chicago has taken advantage of enemy mistakes to grab scoring opportunities while the Packers have done so 21 times. And it explains to a great extent why these teams are 1-2 in the Western Division standings. The Pittsburgh Steelers rank third in hopping on such extra scoring opportunities with 10 interceptions and eight recovered enemy fumbles. The St. Louis Cardinals replaced the Cleveland Browns as leaders in total offense this week and took over the team leadership in passing from the Baltimore Colts. The Browns remain the No. 1 rushing team. In the vital matter of points, the Browns have scored the most (168) and the Bears have given up the least (48). The Cardinals, who gained a net of 525 against the Steelers last Sunday, now have amassed a total of 2,092 yards in five games. Their league high passing haul is 1,214 yards. Cleveland dropped to second place in total offense with 1,976 yards and the Philadelphia Eagles moved into the runner- up spot in passing with 1,138 yards. The Browns, thanks largely to Jimmy Brown, remain No. 1 in rushing by the Cards with 842. The Bears have the highest pass completion percentage (60.0). Defensively, the Detroit Lions, despite their 2-3 record, replaced the Packers as the top overall defensive team. The Lions have yielded only 1,148 yards, while the Bears have given up 1,167 and Green Bay 1,212. The Bears continued to lead! in defense against rushing with a remarkable low 380 yards in their five victories, while Detroit remained low in passing yardage yielded with 506. The Cards have the best pass defense percentage (41.7). Ford Offers 6 Million For Lions DETROIT (AP) — The Ford automobile family's William Clay Ford is laying $6 million on the line to buy the Detroit Lions. Bill Ford, a scion of the famed auto world's Fords and who is president of the National Football League club, created a sensation at the Lions' directors meeting Tuesday with the surprise offer. Ford offered the reportedly startled Lions' directorate the $6 million for full control. The Lions now are governed by a board of directors responsible to 144 stockholders. For his $6 million Ford would get a squad of players and the Lions modest headquarters office, the club's only tangible assets. The 38-year-old Ford Motor Co. official—he is a company vice president—is the first member of his family to be a sportsman on a major scale. William Clay is one of three grandsons of auto pioneer Henry Ford. Ford's offer to buy came with the Lions struggling to get back on the winning track. The Lions, considered title contenders at the start of the season, have dropped three of their five games. Predicts Knockout NEW YORK (UPI) - Former welterweight champion Luis Rodriguez of Cuba predicted Tuesday he would knock out unbeaten Wilbert (Skeeter) McClure in the 10-round bout Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Rodriguez has a record of 22 kayoes in 54 fights. 3 Sport Pages Brand New '63 CHEVROLETS • Biscaynes • Bel Airs • Impalas While They Last at BIG DISCOUNTS Big Trad»in Allowances WEAVER-YEMM CHEVROLET 247 E. Simmons ROOM AT THE TOP-World Record holder John Pennel of Miami, Fla., soars over the bar with inches to spare during eliminations in the pole-vault competition of the pre-OIym- pic International Sports Week in Tokyo. Pen­ nel, the first man to clear 17 feet in the pole vault, could only match the 15-foot 9.9-inch vault of Wolfgang Reinhardt of West Germany. UNIFAX Razorbacks' Turn Pick Arkansas to Score Upset Victory Over Texas Pro Basketball By The Associated Press Today's Games Boston at Baltimore Philadelphia at Detroit Cincinnati at St. Louis Thursday's Games Boston at Cincinnati Baltimore at New York HALLOWEEN MASKS and ACCESSORIES Galesburg's most 1 complete line of Party Make-up Materials Rubber Masks Plastic Masks Half Masks Mohair Wigs Soran Wigs Eyt Lashes Beatnik Kits Hula Skirts Noise Makers Decorations Cigarette Holders Top Hats Derby Hats Witch Hats Mustaches Beards Goatees Nose & Glasses Grease Paint Goofy Teeth Hands and Feet Clown Nose Eyebrows JOKES and NOVELTIES CHILDREN'S COSTUMES - GOOD SELECTION TICKETS ON SALE FOR TRIARTS MASQUE IAU RAY S Hobby Shop 181 No. Cherry St. "Serving G»U*burg for 19 Yetrs" HAROLD CLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP)-A normal ootball season usually is made up of an equal number of hills and valleys. The Texas University team was at the top of the hill last week when it defeated Oklahoma and took over the honor of being fated the nation's No. 1 college team. Arkansas was down in the valley, dropping its second of the season. The defeat this time was This Saturday Arkansas getsjginia: The West Virginians too revenge. That's this week's blue-plate special. Last week's menu almost was devoid of attractions with 34 correct picks and 15 losers for .694. That dropped the season's totals to 143-57 for .715. Other selections for the coming weekend: Wisconsin over Iowa: Hal Brandt of the Badgers may not outpitch Fred Riddle of Iowa, but the Wisconsin star will get by Baylor and the two setbacks more help from his teammates, were by a total of five points. Pittsburgh over West Vir- Illini Battle Tough Gophers CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) Coach Pete Elliott will put his undefeated but once-tied Illinois football team on display before a homecoming crowd of some 65,000 Saturday against tough Minnesota. Having scored only two victories in the two previous seasons, the Illini have a record of two triumphs and one tie for the 1963 campaign and hope to use Minnesota as a stepping stone to a solid position of contention for the Big Ten title. Illinois defeated California and Northwestern before battling powerful Ohio State to a 20-20 tie in Columbus last Saturday. Minnesota opened the season with a 14-7 loss to Nebraska, bowled over Army 24-8] and bowed before Northwestern 15-8 last week. The Illini are currently ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll and are slight favorites to remain undefeated. This is the 31st game in the series with Minnesota holding a 17-12 edge and one contest ending in a tie. However, the Gophers have won only once at Illinois and that was in 1961 when the Illini failed to score a victory. The Illini have put together a strong defense bolstered by linebackers Dick Butkus and Don Hansen. In senior Mike Taliferro and sophomore Fred Custardo, the Illini have a po- (Continued on page 35) big for their own good. Mississippi over Tulane: Tulane has been shut out in three of four games this season while Mississippi's potent defense has held three opponents to only 13 points. Oklahoma over Kansas: The disorganized SoonerS pull themselves together. Illinois over Minnesota: The surprising Illini display their talents at homecoming. Georgia Tech over Auburn: Billy Lothridge of the Engineers can run, pass and kick. Alabama over Tennessee: Both teams were disappointed last weekend but Alabama will recover more quickly. Navy over Virginia Military: This game features the Oyster Bowl at Norfolk and Roger Staubach is the prize pearl of the Middies. Northwestern over Miami of Ohio: Tommy Myers finds the range. Air Force over Maryland: Terry Isaacson is the difference in an aerial battle. Baylor over Texas Tech; Coach John Bridgers has his pro-style offense clicking. Duke over Clemson:Duke has found a passer, Scotty Glacken. Syracuse over Penn State: They'll need a mile of bandages after this bruiser. A hesitant nod to the home team with its power backfield. Honk Picked Manager of Year in A.L NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Houk, who guided the New York Yankees to the American League pennant in 1963 despite injuries to star outfielders Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, was an overwhelming choice as the American League Manager of the Year today. In the balloting by 71 baseball writers in the annual Associated Press poll, Houk received 58 votes. Al Lopez, pilot of the second-place Chicago White Sox, was the runner-up with 6 Votes. The voting was based on the regular season performances. Houk, the Yanks' leader since 1961 when he replaced Casey Stengel, had his most difficult assignment the past season after Mantle suffered a broken bone in his left foot while chasing a fly ball in Baltimore June 5. At the time the Yanks were tied for first place with the Orioles and White Sox. Houk moved Tom Tresh from left field to Mantle's position in center and also got considerable mileage out of John Blanchard, Maris' replacement in right field. Mantle, who was out of the regular line-up for almost three months, played in only 65 games. Despite this, the Yanks won the pennant by 10% games. Boxer Dies Of Injuries Sustained BALTIMORE (AP) - Heavyweight boxer Ernie Knox died in a Baltimore hospital today, a day and a half after he battled for a $250 purse. Doctors said a blood clot on the brain killed him, and even had he lived he would have been partly crippled. Knox died ai Provident Hospital at 6 a.m. He was knocked out in the ninth round of his fight with Wayne Bethet of New York Mon day night. Knox, floored for a nine-count earlier in the round, lay stretched out on the ring canvas for nearly 10 minutes after a volley of Bethea punches sent him there at 1:15 of the round The 26-year-old Baltimorean was carried from the ring and later sent to the hospital. At the hospital Knox seemed all right. But early Tuesday morning lost consciousness, An emergency operation re moved a blood clot from his brain. The loss was the fighter's sixth in 19 bouts. He won 10 and drew three. His last one, before the Bethea fight, was nine months ago when he licked Jim Robinson in Reading, Pa. In between his scattered bouts he sometimes worked as a hod carrier. He was collecting unemployment insurance when he stepped into the ring at the Coliseum to face Bethea. (jalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 1963 PAGE 33 i0n the Rebound* Gum Companies Stuck on Tobacco-Chewing Players By JOE MORRISSEY Sports Editor Although baseball has a tradition of tobacco-chewing heroes as far back as the days of founder Abner Doubleday, bubble gum industries appear to have a great deal at stake in the sport. There is nothing new about the pictures of baseball players and other sport heroes appear-' Request for New Trial Postponed ATLANTA (AP)—A hearing on motions by Curtis Publishing Co. seeking a new trial of Wally Butts' libel suit, or a reduction of a $3.06 million judgment awarded him, has been postponed until Dec. 10. The hearing, originally scheduled today, was ordered postponed by U.S. District Judge Lewis R. Morgan because the transcript of the trial is incomplete. Big 10 Having Best Fall in History CHICAGO (AP) - Popularity, strength and national acclaim are not new to the Big Ten Football Conference, but this season they all seem to be rolled in one powerful package that has the league roaring to its most successful campaign in history. No fewer than four conference teams are ranked with the nation's top teams. Attendance records are being set in practically every stadium, and one of the league's greatest races for both the championship and the Rose Bowl is in the making. Wisconsin, the defending champion, is ranked second behind Texas and currently appears headed for another title. But the Badgers can't go to the Rose Bowl because of their appearance in Pasadena last New Year's Day. Even if Wisconsin makes off with the title, a royal battle will be staged for the runner-up position and the yearend trip west. Ohio State is ranked fourth nationally with Illinois seventh, Northwestern tied for 10th and Iowa'? surprising Hawkeyes not too far from possibly breaking into the Top Ten. Always a scourge against outside competition, Big Ten teams have a whopping 10-4-1 record against non-conference foes this season and threatened to extend this figure as the season rolls on. The Big Ten also is enjoying its greatest season at the gate. Last Saturday with a full slate of five conference games, about 351,940 fans witnessed Big Ten football—an average of 70,388 a game. This exceeded the previous record of 326,246 for five games on Oct. 13, 1956. For 18 games this season, Big Ten teams have drawn 1,064,657 customers and more will pour in as the race gets hotter. Northwestern Coach Ara Parseghian predicted Tuesday that the contest could get so competitive that a team with two losses conceivably could win the championship. That has happened only once before, when Wisconsin won with a 5-2 record in 1959. Adding both to the competition and interest of the race has been the early resurgence of Illinois and Iowa. Illinois was expected to field a stronger team than it had the past two seasons when the Illini came up with two victories. But Illinois came on stronger. Pete Elliott's young team opened with a victory over California, upset mighty Northwestern and then battled Ohio State to a 20-20 tie. A victory over Minnesota Saturday would make the Illini top contenders for the title. Even more surprising has been the play of Iowa's Hawkeyes. Iowa tied Washington State, defeated Washington and opened the conference campaign with a 37-26 triumph over Indiana. ing on trading cards which are sold along with bubble gum. This has been going on for at least 25 years. For the last two years, however, legal battles have been waged to determine whether it is lawful to sign baseball players to long-term contracts for using their pictures on trading cards. The complaint of a monopoly contrary to the public interest was first registered by the Federal Trades Commission in 1962. Now, according to authoritative reports, the question is about to be determined. Who Needs Them? It has yet to be proven through hard statistics that photos of baseball players actually help sell bubble gum. Sometimes football pictures seem to take the leap in this business, while sports cars, astronauts and movie monsters have all had their turns at the top. It's also interesting to note that just plain gum, without any cards, has also led in sales. These facts are of little significance, however, since grownups — not kids — make bubble gum and they are supremely confident that the youngsters want baseball cards. In fact, a former baseball scout, now working for a bubble gum company, said of the competition to sign baseball players for gum contracts: "you never saw anything like it." Invade Minors "After the major leaguers were all signed up," he added, "the fight moved to the Minors. It was real cloak and dagger stuff and all over a piece of gum and a player you never heard of then or now." Although there is a great deal of controversy concerning many aspects of the baseball cards, there is a general agreement on one thing. Youngsters who collect these pictures trade with their friends to secure a complete set or series. According to the most recent figures on the rate of exchanges, one picture of Sandy Koufax, World Series hero, is worth four of Joe Pepitone, series goat. However, there is no way of knowing whether this was computed before or after the Dodgers sweep over the Yankees. -J.­ Carl Hearrington of Galesburg enjoyed an interesting fishing trip while vacationing with his family in Danville this past weekend. Visiting his brother-in-law, Harry Fagan, Carl was introduced to the Illinois carp fishing champion, Percy Smith. This veteran angler is regarded as the "old pro" in fishing circles. Percy is well known for his doughballs which are made from a recipe handed down from generation to generation. Carl, who watched Percy in the process of making this bait, reports that he does it with the care of a proud chef. As proof that the bait gets results, Percy, Harry and Carl caught over 300 lbs. of carp, ranging from six to 20 pounds each, in three days of fishing at Vermillion Lake. The program of fish population control which was begun last month at Lake Storey, north of Galesburg, is a technique developed in recent years by conservation department scientists. Happy Hollow Lake, near WiUiamsfield, is one of the locations where the same plan has been used. It is felt by members of that club to have been successful, although part of the success there has involved re-stocking with desirable species of fish after the elimination work on the unwanted species has been concluded. From Happy Hollow members it is learned that after reducing the scavenger and nuisance types of fish by the use of a moderate dosage of chemical rotenone, adult channel catfish were planted and fishing has been "good" since then. LOOK! WHAT YOU CAN BORROW NORTHERN CREDIT CO., INC. 65 S. PRAIRIE 342-0144 GALESBURG. ILL. Above payment includes principal and charges on loan* if paid on schedule, but does not include charges on Group Life and Disability insurance-

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