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Wednesday, October 16, 1963
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34 Golesburg ftegister-Moil, Golesburg, III. Wednesdoy, Oct. 16, 1963 Knox, Monmouth to Battle In 75th Renewal of Series Celts' Coach Says Cousy To Be Missed By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer "Darn right we'll miss him," storms Red Auerbach. "How could we not miss him? How do you lose No. 1 and not feel it?" Auerbach, fiery coach of the Boston Celtics, was replying to the oft-asked question about how the Celtics are going to do with out the services of Bob Cousy, the backcourt ace and team leader of the National Basketball Association champions. Cousy, the Celtics' "Mr. Basketball" and sparkplug of the team that won a record five straight league championships, has retired after 13 seasons. The absence of the 13-time league all-star, two franchise shifts and a new league commissioner provide a new look to the NBA as the league opens its 18th season. New look or no, the old question remains: Who's going to beat the Celtics? They won the Eastern title by 10 games last year and are favored to repeat. Cousy is gone, but the champs still have the great Bill Russell and such standouts as the Jones boys, Sam and K. C, Tommy Heinsohn and Tom Sanders. And they've added backcourt ace Willie Naulls. Cincinnati is expected to give them the most trouble in the East. Los Angeles, defending division champion and loser to Boston in the final round of the playoffs, is favored in the West. J. Walter Kennedy, who succeeded Maurice Podoloff as league commissioner, has indicated he will run his nine-team circuit with a strong hand. The first game has yet to be played and he already has assessed Auerbach a $500 fine for a flare- up during an exhibition game. The new franchises are at Philadelphia and Baltimore. Baltimore, out of the league since the 1953-54 season, took over the franchise of the Chicago Zephyrs, while Philadelphia returns to the league after an absence of one year, taking over the Syracuse franchise. Panther End Breaks Ankle Lee Schisler, sophomore end on the Roseville High School football team, suffered a broken ankle in practice Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to Burlington hospital. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Open Bowling 1:45 P.M. NORTHGATE 157S N Handarion SI. Ph M2-M71 Wilkinson Defends Part In Dismissal By NORMAN ROWLAND NORMAN, Okla. (AP)-Oklahoma football Coach Bud Wilkinson, obviously upset over charges that he was looking for a scapegoat when he dismissed halfback Joe Don Looney, said "it was just something that had to be done." Looney said if he had had a good day against Texas, and if Oklahoma had won, "everything would have been okay." And his father, Don Looney of Fort Worth, Tex., a former star at Texas Christian said, "somebody's got to be the fall guy for losing to Texas. I guess Joe Don is it." Wilkinson disagreed Tuesday. "I don't think Joe Don lost the Texas game for us," Wilkinson said. "No individual is going to lose a game by himself." Wilkinson said the decision to oust Looney, who led the nation in punting last season and was fifth in yards gained rushing, resulted from an accumulation of incidents. But the final decision, he said, came when several team leaders came to his office Monday morning. "They told me they though* the presence of Looney on the squad was hurting the team," Wilkinson said. "Until then, I had no intention of kicking Joe Don off the team," Wilkinson said. "But I had an understanding with the team leaders that if Joe Don's attitude became infectious and began hurting the team, he would have to go." Wilkinson said he had been concerned with Looney's at titude toward practice ever since the 224-pound speedster transferred to Oklahoma from Cameron Junior College at Lawton, Okla. "I tried to talk him into leaving the team after last season," Wilkinson said. "I told him I didn't think he would be able to make it because of his attitude. "My biggest regret is that I allowed him to come back to the team this year. But he wanted to come back and I let him. This way, it's harder on Joe Don. "I'm really sorry for the boy but I had no choice. "Team morale had ceased to exist. It's awful easy for us to look like villains, but we protected this guy for more than a year and we can't continue to protect one boy at the expense of 55 others." Old-Timer BALTIMORE (NEA) - The Maryland Jockey Club, which operates the P i m 1 i c o Race Course in Baltimore, was incorporated in 1743. WEEKEND SPECIAL TUFFIE — OSHKOSH — LEVI IVY LEAGUE PANTS $4.98 $5.98 PANTS PANTS 2 Poir 2 Poir (£00 $| Q50 ALL SIZES — ALL COLORS FAMOUS BRANDS THURSDAY — FRIDAY SATURDAY ONLY Siwash Out to Bring Back Turkey After Long Absence A pair of Midwest Conference football teams go hunting this weekend. Knox and Monmouth Colleges resume what is perhaps the most colorful turkey shoot in the nation Saturday. Currently resting on the bottom of the conference with identical 0-4 season records, Siwashers and Scots alike ar» loading their muskets for this one. Cast of bronze and a symbol of Knox-Monmouth gridiron supremacy, the turkey in question has resided in Monmouth for the past two seasons after a prolonged stay in Galcs- burg. Knox dominated the series, which enters its 75th renewal, from 1955 until 1960, when a 6-6 tie gave Scot followers a measure of satisfaction but failed to bring about a change of address for the metal bird. Monmouth brought the gobbler down with a 24-20 win in 1961 and retained it last season with a 20-6 victory. These sue cessful ventures onto the field marked the 28th and 29th wins for the Scots in .the series. Knox has come out ahead on 38 occasions and seven meetings have ended in ties. Inaugurated in 1929 under the joint sponsorship of the Monmouth Review-Atlas and Register-Mail, this particular turkey is a pigeon for sentiment. Steeped with lore, the bird of ore has come to stand for all contests since the series got under way in 1891. This is the oldest continuous gridiron argument in the mid­ west. A pair of versatile quarterbacks, Duke Botthof of Knox and Jim Mock of Monmouth are expected to keep the faithful of both schools on their feet for a good part of the afternoon. Don Harrington and Pete Holstrom lead the Siwash rushing attack while Bob Tucker, a fleet halfback, will be the Scots' greatest threat from scrimmage. The game is up for grabs, with tradition the ammunition, Saturday afternoon at Monmouth. Kickoff time is 1:30 p.m. Tentative lineups: Knox Nles Eistanann Rusk Flood Sodetz Pullen Zleoke Botthof Elss Harrington Holstrom le It lg c rg rt re qb hb hb fb Monmouth Deegan Allison Bieilawa Garrett Stephani Paosch Stergulv Taylor Tucker Medford Keener Two Eagles In a Row MONTAUK, N. Y. (AP> - Edward Beckvar of Farmingdale, N. Y., had the thrill of scoring two successive eagles when he shot an 82 at the Montauk Downs course. He got his first eagle, a 3 on the par 5 15th hole of 570 yards. On the 16th he got a hole- in-one, using a 7 iron on the 145-yard hole. Kelso And Mongo LAUREL, Md. (NEA)-Kelso and Mongo will team to give the United States powerful representation against foreign horses in the $150,000 Washington, D.C., International at Laurel Nov. 11. AP Lineman Honors Given Texas Tackle By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) - Texas tackle Scott Appleton, selected by Longhorn Coach Darrell Royal as the outstanding All-America candidate on the nation's top-ranked football team, was named Lineman of the Week today by The Associated Press. The 21-year-old senior and team co-captain looked every inch an All-America last Saturday as undefeated Texas rolled to its fourth straight triumph with a devastating 28-7 victory over Oklahoma. Playing both ways, Appleton made or assisted on 16 tackles. He led the first scoring drive at offensive tackle and set up the third touchdown by knocking Oklahoma quarterback Bobby Page loose from the ball, recovering it on the Sooners' 18-yard line. Virginia center Turnley Todd, Minnesota tackle Carl Eller and Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus also received high praise in the poll of sports writers and broadcasters. Todd made seven unassisted tackles in the first half in Virginia's 6-0 triumph over VMI and made a second half interception that stopped a VMI threat at Virginia's 30. Butkus made or assisted on ?.3 tackles in a 20-20 tie with Ohio State. He set up Illinois' first touchdown with a pass interception. Eller twice threw Northwestern quarterback Tommy Myers for long losses and recovered a Myers' fumble to blunt a North western bid in the third quarter Pro Hockey By The Associated Press No games Tuesday Today's Games Toronto at Montreal Detroit at New York Boston at Chicago No games Thursday. Studies Being Made SEATTLE, Wash. (UPI) Walter Van Camp, managing director of a Seattle civic promotion agency, said Tuesday studies are being made concerning the possibility of ob taining a National Basketball League franchise for the West Coast city. BEMIDJI BACK—Mike DeWitt, a former Silver Streak gridder, has excelled at punt returns for the Minnesota school. DeWitt has played halfback and safety man for the undeleated Bemidjl team this season. Family Man WORCESTER, Mass. (NEA) —John Wheaton, Holy Cross' senior quarterback, is the father of two children . Announces Meet BOSTON (UPI) - New England featherweight champion Tommy Haden of New Medford will meet Dick De Vola of Charlestown in a 10-round, non- title bout at the Boston Arena Monday, it was announced Tuesday night by promoter Sam Silverman. READ THE WANT ADS! We stand ready to finance your FALL MONEY NEEDS .•. on liberal terms. "AN All - CAIESBURG COMPANY SERVING GAIESBURG PEOPLE" $•• EARl BREHM Galesburq Finance & Thrift Co. 121 S Prairie 342-4810 Field of 10 Set for 28th Hawthorne CHICAGO (AP) - A field of 10, headed by Crimson King Farm's Crimson Satan, is expected to round out the field for Saturday's 28th running of the $100,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup. With such stars as Carry Back, Chateaugay and Tollway passing up the VA mile run for various reasons, Crimson Satan is expected to go off as the favorite despite an impost of 128 pounds. Willie Shoemaker will ride Crimson Satan, whose top challengers are expected to be Fred W. Hooper's Admiral's Voyage and Sunny Blue Farm's Admiral Vic. Both will carry 122 pounds. Admiral's Voyage was an impressive winner Saturday in the Midwest Handicap over the same strip. Rounding out the expected field will be B. Major, Choker, Donut King, Cadiz, Bounding Main, Erin Vale and Piper's Son. With 10 starters, the gross value of the race will be $127,500. The winner will earn $78,500, with $25,000 going to the runnerup, $12,500 for third place, $7,500 for fourth and $4,000 for fifth. Bulldogs Find Inexpert ice Tough Gridiron Opposition MEDIA — Though red and white are the colors of Media- Wever High School, green might be a shade more suited to the '63 Bulldog football team. Media has won but one time this season and the trouble can be narrowed down to one word —inexperience. Not even speed, good size and desire can make up for the lack of it. "We're young and most of the boys, especially those in the line, saw very little action before thir season," says coach Harry Billups. "Right now we're stressing fundamentals." Media-Wever, with an enrollment of less than 90 pupils, is a member of the Bi-County Conference and participates in both football and basketball. Despite a size handicap, the Bulldogs have held their own with larger conference schools in the past and can be expected to do so again. With but three seniors on this season's edition, Media-Wever fans should not have long to wait. Guards Larry Gearhart, at 190 pounds; Russell White, 175 pounds and halfback John Casslday, a 189 pound speedster with a 4.5 average per carry, are all playing their last season under Billups. At ends are Paul Van Arsdale (145 pounds), Richard Hullet (150 pounds), and Bill Mowen (155 pounds), all juniors and non-letterwinners last year. Tackle has been a highly contested position with Glen McCullom, a 180 pound freshman; Ed Skank, 175 pound sophomore and 170 pound junior Elliot Duncan each seeking a regular spot. Steve Kettlekamp, a 145 pound junior letterman, holds down the duties of center and gives Billups a measure of experience in the front line. Cassiday works along with three juniors as his backfield Featherweight Willie Pep Enters Boxing Hall of Fame NEW YORK (AP) - Willie Pep, a dapper, dandy dancer whose flying hands and feet earned him the world featherweight title and the nickname "Willie, the Wisp," is the latest addition to Boxing's Hall of Fame. "It is nice news," said Pep when advised of his selection. "I was surprised that I got it READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! now." Now a sales representative for a radio company in Brockton, Mass., Pep said "I miss boxing very much. It was an exciting life and it gave you a chance to meet a lot of very nice people." Light-footed Willie, now 41, was one of the fastest, most clever boxers in modern history. He won the featherweight title in 1942 with a 15-round decision over Chalky Wright in New York, was in military service for two years and retained the crown until the first of his four classic fights with Sandy Saddler. The lanky Saddler won the first one on a fourth-round knockout in 1948, but Pep regained the title in 1949 with a decision over Saddler. Sandy won the next two on knockouts in 1950 and 1951. Pep turned pro in 1940 and piled up the amazing record of 62 victories in a row before losing to Sammy Angott in an overweight match. He then won 72 of his next 73 bouts, marred only by a draw. He was active until 1959 and had an over-all record of 220 victories, one draw and nine losses. Pep is the 77th member to be named to the Hall since it was formed in 1954. Announcement of his election was made Tuesday by Nat Fleischer, publisher of Ring Magazine and custodian of the Hall. Fight Results By The Associated Press NEW YORK-Johnny Persol, 172%, stopped Johnny Alford, 170M:, Philadelphia, 7. SHOWERS TOMORROW Tune to InaulaM WHITE'S PHONE M2-0183 mates. Jeff White got the nod at quarterback recently and can be expected to show up well once he shakes off his unfamiliarity with that job, White, at 165 pounds, runs Dwaine Roche from the left half spot and Jim Heap from fullback. Roche (145) and Heap (150) have excellent speed and along with White can cover 100 yards in below 11 seconds. Heap has the Bulldogs' longest run of the season, a 76-yard touchdown sprint from scrimmage against Warsaw. Two boys Billups had counted on this season are currently sidelined by injury. Rod Bowen, a 185 pound lineman, broke his collarbone against RMA and halfback Mel Waterman was lost when he was forced to submit to corrective surgery following a hunting accident. A 13-6 win over Industry is the only bright spot on Media's schedule to date. Errors were largely re* sponsible for a trio of Bi- County losses before Warsaw ran over the Bulldogs last weekend. Meanwhile, Billups and assistant coach Charles Powers aren't just waiting to see what develops. 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