Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1971 · Page 15
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 15

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 9, 1971
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Scandals hurting boxing in Germany A lion T-> onino; Tolpcrr-ipri .Snti.irrlay, January 9, 1971 B-3 BERLIN (UPI) - A series of scandals in a boxing program at West Berlin's Sports Palace last week, including an American who was counted out. without apparently being hit, may have dealt the ailing West German fight, game its death blow, ring experts said this week. The "kayo" of Everett. Copeland of Brooklyn, N.Y., by former European heavyweight champion Jose Manuel Ibar Urtain of Spain was the first fiasco in an evening that had 3,500 angry fans yelling "swindle" and howling for their money back. Of the 50 rounds scheduled on the card, only 21 were seen. Experts said many of these would have been hailed classic sequence in the heyday of silent film comedy. Urlain's opponent, originally was to have been American middleweight Bill Marsh, but after an outcry by the West Berlin sporting pi-ess the promoters came up with Copeland as a more "suitable" match for the Spaniard. Copeland, at 243% pounds, Pair of new coaches in newest conference Two new faces dot the ranks of Midwestern Conf e r e n c e basketball, but neither needs much introduction. One is Illinois State's Will Robinson, who after nearly four decades in the high school coaching ranks finally got his chance to pilot a college club. The other is Paul M. Lambert at Southern Illinois, a traditional hardwood hotbed. Basketball is the first major sport to crown a champion in the newly-formed Conference, each team meeting the other on a home-and-away basis. Holdover coaches are Tom J o r g e n s e n at Northern Illinois, Gordon Stauffer at Indiana State and Bud Getchell at Ball Stale. Although only a few league games have been played to date, the two new coaches agree the Conference will be highly competitive. "I find it a very tough Conference and the brand of basketball is very good," said Robinson. "This will be a highly respected Conference." Lambert, who was athletic director and head coach at I-Iardin-Simmons in Texas before taking over at SIU, couldn't agree more. "I think the Conference is off to a great start and will be highly competitive in its first year," he said. "I don't think there's anybody who has the inside track for the title." Lambert predicted the new league will be "tremendous" in another few years, when it is firmly established. Robinson gained his fame as a hardwood mentor in the Detroit area. He coached such future stars as Spencer Haywood, Ralph Simpson, • Mel Daniels and Ira Harge all now key players with Caray will do Chisox games CHICAGO (AP) — Harry Caray, former braodcastcr for the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland A's, will handle radio descriptive for the Chicago White Sox — in 1971. Caray, 52, last, season broadcast for the Oakland A's after a 25-year affiliation with, the Cardinals. His White Sox broadcast assistant will be Ralph Faucher, veteran Chicago area sports announcer/ The While Sox also announced three Chicago area radio stations will form the local radio network for the 1971 season. Originating station will be WEAW-FM of Evanston in a network including WTAO-AM, LaGrange, 111., and WJOL- FM, Joliet, 111. The three stations will carry all Sox games in the American League season and weekend games during spring training. J & A Springman STORM WINDOWS American Basketball Association teams. He doesn't expect to be a front-runner in his first year, but in 38 years his teams won 8f> per cent of their games and now his task is to mold the Redbirds into a national power Robinson, a star athlete in high school and college — he quarterbacked the national Negro college championship team in 1936 — said piloting Illinois State poses a special challenge to him. His philosophy is simple : "I believe in luck and the harder you work, the luckier you get." Lambert also rose through the high school, ranks, in Missouri and Iowa. Ten years ago he became assistant coach at Drake. Three years later he was head coach at Kansas Slale College al Pitlsburg and in Ihree seasons produced a pair of conference championships and had two shots at post-season NAIA crowns. A few months after his KSC club upset Hardin-Simmons, he was named coach at the Abilene, Texas, school. Both coaches figure it will lake Ihem a couple of years lo "arrive" with the types of teams they hope to mold into championship contenders. Both will be out to show that the Midwestern Conference is in a hurry to gain national collegiate athletic prominence. Jim Ryim returns with new approach SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— Jim Ryun is reluming to track competition with a new approach to life that makes running secondary. His family, an inspiration behind his comeback plans, comes first. "I think that holding our baby's head in my hands the first time was the biggest thrill of my life," the world record-holder said Friday. Ryun's wife, Anne, sat beside him at a news conference when he announced he'll compete in the mile at the San Francisco Examiner All-American Games Jan. 22 at the Cow Palace. It will be his first race since June 1969. "I'd like to go back into track and relieve a few things with her," Ryun said. The couple has a 6-month- old daughter, Heather. Since graduating from the University of Kansas last year, Ryun has worked as a newspaper photographer in Topeka, Kan. "I work hard at my job and then go have a hard workout Then I go home and enjoy my family," he said. "I have lo run in the dark a lot, but I know the streets in Topeka pretty well." The 23-year-old Ryun holds the world records- for the mile, 880 yards and 1,500 meters. But his last two years of competition, 1068 and 1969, were disappointing. In 1968, after recovering from mononucleosis and a hamstring pull, he finished second to Kenya's Kipchoge Keino in the 1,500 meters finals. Martin Liquori of Villanova beat Ryun in the NCAA mile in 1969, and a week later the Kansan dropped out of the mile al Ihe AAU championships in Miami. "I quit," he said frankly Friday, and asked, "Do you know what it's like lo be menially exhausted?" Now he's relaxed, and encouraged by a 4:04 trial mile last month. His perform a n c e Jan. 22 will probably determine how many other indoor meets he'll enter this year. "I'm not committing myself to anything as far ahead as the 1972 Olympics," he said, and added that he'll probably retire if he's not satisfied with his progress this year. His ultimate goal is clearly an Olympic gold medal. "There aren't many things left for me in track," he said. outweighted Urtain by nearly 50 pounds and looked like a professional boxer for one round. Thereafter the resemblance ended. At I he end of I he third round Gerhard Sweeland, a representative of the National Boxing Federation, lold Ihe referee to warn Copeland lhal if he didn't make a fight of it his purse would be withheld. Copeland. surplus weight wobbling around his waistline, went through Ihe motions for another 27 seconds. Then, as the slowmotion te 1 c v i s i o n camera later showed clearly, he inclined his head lo slip a straight right from Urtain, helped the blow over his shoulder with his glove and fell lo his hands and knees on Ihe canvas and was counted out For good measure, Ihe American slayed in Ihe same position for a full minute as though he had stopped a blockbuster. Copeland's seconds helped him off the canvas and supported him to his corner. Urtain's handlers danced their man around in triumph. The audience whistled in derision, shook their fists and shouted "swindle, swindle," and "give us our money back." The referee awarded the fighl I o Urtain. The ring announcement said Copeland was disqualified for "faking a K.O." Boxing aulhorilies said Ihe American's purse would be wilhheld. 6The manaager of Copeland, Al Hernandez, lold newsmen after Ihe fighl he was severing connections with the boxer because he feared his managerial reputation would suffer. He said Copeland had celebrated New Year's Eve until the morning hours and returned to their hotel suffering from a cold, for which he had taken tablets. "I had a presentiment of the catastrophe, " Hernandez said. "I did not see a punch. Copeland fell by himself." German professional boxing has suffered a fall in attendances in recent years because of a lack of home British order $tudciil activist to leave country National picture Showers arc expected today lor the Northwest and CJulf coast. Kain is predicted for Georgia and Carolina*. Snow flurries are, predicted for the Kocky Mountains and the western (Jreat Lakes. (AP Wire- photo Map) Area weather Soviets expected to lodge ALTON and virinit.v — • ™ loud protest over bombing i ~ ALTON and vicinity Partly cloudy today with high around 40. Tonight partly- cloudy with slight chance of light snow. Low in 20s. Sunday partly cloudy and a little colder with high in 30s. Car thief foiled by meter man Alton parking meter repair man Don Blake routed a would-be thief Friday morning as the suspect attempted to take stereo tapes from a car parked in the 300 block of Market. The man ran when he noticed Blake observing him, according to Alton police. Jewelry, a tire, and a shotgun were laken from the home of Sandra Lankford, 2701 North Street Friday, according to Alton police. Three wedding rings and three watches were found missing at the home, but Mrs. Lankford was unable to determine if anything else was missing due lo Ihe exlent of vandalism in the ransacked house. Police said lhal Ihe burglar apparently forced a rear basement door open to gain enlry. ordered to stop pollution Ali might not be recognized as best RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — World Boxing Association President Bill Brennan says the WBA may not recognize Muhammed Ali as world heavyweight champion even if he beats Joe Frazier in their March 8 fighl in New York. "I wouldn'l lake il upon myself to say what Ihe p o s i I i o n of the WBA Execulive Committee would be should the promoters of Ihe fight ask for sanction," which so far hasn't been done, Brennan said in an interview published Friday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch 1 . Frazier is recognized as the WBA champion, but Brennan said he could not see any penalty for his fighting All, who Brennan still refers to by his former name of Cassius Clay. "If we did something like If a true in '71 AC on thq Lobe] means Quality on your tablet PARTICIPATING STORES; Bailey's AG Market and Ferguson, Wood River 254-6113 College Ave. AQ Market 8121 College Ave., Alton 465-6109 that Ihe whole world would be down on us," Brennan said. "This is a fight thai everybody in the world is wauling ... If Clay wins, world opinion will be heavy in favor of us recognizing Clay. My personal feeling is lhal I'm opposed to any recognilion of Clay whatsoever." Brennan said most of the opposition within the WBA is coming "from our members outside the United States .. Most of our foreign fellows are bitterly opposed to recognizing ('lay." The WBA opposed Ali's return bout in 1964 with the late Sonny Listen, and Brennan said, "We told Clay's lawyers thai we would withdraw WBA recognition if he wenl through with Ihe second fight with Listen. They practically lold us lo go to hell." Recognition of Ali was withdrawn after the bout. Should the U.S. Supreme Court rule on Ali's appeal of his draft evasion conviction before Ihe March 8 bout with Frazier, Ali could be faced with a prison sentence before he can fight. "Personally, I hope thai Frazier beats him," said Brennan. "And if, Frazier can't, I hope the Supreme Court can." talent and boxing experts said ^ i • i e • last Saturday night's events t,ClI*CHCte 717*171 could add the finishing touches to the sport in Wesl Germany. The spectators already had expressed their displeasure in the first of the two main bouts, of which Urtain's was the second on the card. The occasion was the comeback of Lothar Stengel who held the European lightheavyweight tille for nine months before losing il to Denmark's Tom Boggs in September, 1968. His opponent was former Italian champion Giovanni Biancardi. Biancardi looked as though he had not seen a piece of training equipment for a very long time. Stengel, throwing rights and lefts, put the Italian down three times in the first round and the referee stopped the fight then and there. The third incident resulted in the second purse of the evening being withheld. Charly Graf, a Frankfurt boxer, quil al Ihe end of the fourth round of his scheduled six-rounder against Macan Keita, a Guinean living in 'Berlin. Graf's manager, Wolfgang Mueller, said his boxer would not fight the remaining rounds, although he was clearly ahead on points, because he said four rounds was all his boxer was being paid for Graf was the fight disqualified and awarded to Keila. Semis slated iu pin meet, ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Teata Semiz soared into the finals of the $75,000 U.S. Open Bowling Tournament Friday night by defeating Wayne Xahn of Tempe, Ariz., 254-204. Semiz of River Edge, N.J., finished with a score of 12,899 for the mutch play portion of the tournamenl. Joining Xahn and Semiz in the nationally televised finals, set for 3 p.m. EST Salurday, on ABC are Mike Limongello of North Babylon, N.Y.; Les Schlisser, Denver; and Dick Ciprich, Buffalo, N.Y. Ciprieh will face Schlisser in the opening match. The winner plays Zahn and the outcome of that match will produce an opponent for Limongello. Semiz then will play thai winner for top money of $8,000. By STAN BENJAMIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental protection administrator William I). Ruckelshaus has met his first major industry challenge on air pollulion enforcement by ordering Union Carbide Corp. to start cleaning up its Marietta, Ohio, power plant immediately. An enforcement conference recommended last spring, when air pollution was still a responsibility of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, lhal Union Carbide curb smoke- slack emissions by early 1972 and that, it present an acceptable compliance schedule by the end of 1970. The company submitted a schedule last Dec. 8, but its proposals would not have achieved the government goal until almost Ihree. years later than recommended. In a sharply-worded letter to company vice president W.M. Kelly Friday, Ruckelshaus said, "After thorough review of Ihe Union Carbide proposal we have concluded that il is not accept cible." "The air pollution conditions in the Parkersburg- Marictta area are critical," Ruckelshaus wrote, adding, "The Union Carbide, planl is a major source of discharges which cause the air pollulion problem." lie added that, satisfactory progress to improve the silua- tion has not been made despite efforts of federal slate and local officials and private citizens over the past three years. "The volumes of emissions from the Union Carbide plant, especially emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxide are of such magnitude and seriousness that your plant musl as a bare minimum take the actions specified by the conference," he said. He said the company should seek an immediate pollution reduction of 40 per cenl by switching from its present high-sulfur coal to low-sulfur coal as its power-plant fuel. By WIMJAM L. KYAN AP Special CoriTspomlfMit It's a good bet that whoever planted the bomb at a Soviet office in Washington' gave a helping hand to the ones (hey wanted most lo damage- Russian officialdom. The bomb produced a loud blast, but the repercussions are likely to be a good deal louder. The bombing illustrates (lie talent extremists have for damaging their own causes. The incident's chief effect inside the Soviet Union probably will be to strengthen the Kremlin's hand, provide its leaders with more public support than they have, and interfere with the development of processes which up to now have had a hopeful look. If the bomb-planters wanted to focus attention on (heir demands, they lost sight of the fact that the Soviet people know little of what goes on inside or outside the Soviet Union, apart from what the Communist parly and their government choose lo tell Ihem. It will not. be difficult for official propaganda to persuade most Russians that such incidents are outrages against Soviet dignity. The Kremlin had been painfully embarrassed by world outcry over Russian handling o f (rials of would-be hijackers, mostly Jewish, who wanted so desperately to leave the Soviet Union that they were willing to risk death. The oiucry induced Moscow lo reduce Ihe sentences and to begin showing a certain skiltishness about such cases. Such sensitivity could be regarded as one of several hopeful symptoms. In Stalin's day, the regime made it clear that it carer! nohing about what, tin outside! world might, think when if carried oul incredibly bloody purges. Similarly, it. did not worry about, oulside opinion when it campaigned against "bourgeois nationalists" and "homeless cosmopolitans," Stalinist, euphemisms for Jews. The treatment of Jews and the regimentation of Soviet social and iiilHlcelual life ;i c u t e i y embarrass Communist leaders abroad. LONDON (AP) — The "overumenl h;is stirrcil up n political \\liirl\viml \vith ils decision ||i;il Itiidi l>ulsr)i;«'. known as Hod Undi duriiv! his student activi: I days in Berlin. must leave the country because he is a security risk. A full-scale debate on the decision appears certain when Parliament resumes next, month after Christmas recess. Home Secretary HrdnaHl Maudling has refused lo renew Dulscke's residential pei'mil, and a special appeals tribunal released its findings on the case Friday. The tribunal upheld the government's decision. II decided Dutsehke had broken a promise not to euga.ue in political activities in Britain and that he could become a security risk. Bui much of the evidence against. Dutsehke was heard in secret. Leftist lawmaker Michael •/ Font complained of "secret reports by secret police based on phone lapping and suchlike devices." Former Home, Secretary .lames Calhighan. who first allowed Dutschke lo come to Britain two years ago to c o n v a 1 e s c e, from bullet wounds sustained in Berlin student disturbances, said lhal until Maudling explains his reasons for the expulsion to Parliament, '1 remain unconvinced lhal this island is in such peril that we cannot risk allowing this young man to study here." Council opposes drinks in cmis SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Spurred by a high school ecology class. South San Francisco's city council is moving lo ban the sale of drinks in cans or no-return bottles. Consumer group formed Stop the, endless renting from the phone company, and buy your own extension telephone has been advocated by Mrs. Alberta Slavin. Mrs. Slavin (L) and Mrs. Nancy Lynch (R) announced the formation of a utility consumers group in St. Louis. They also said they opposed Union Electric's crease. (UI'I Tclepholo) application for a rate in- Viet Cong charges Laird planning to prolong war SAIGON (AP) — The Viet Cong charged loday that Defense Secretary Melvin It. Laird had come lo Saigon lo plot "intensifying and prolonging Hie war." Point in;; nut thai Laird's last visit lo Vietnam in February 1070 was followed by the American incursion into Cambodia, a Liberation Kadii) broadcast claimed "Ihe future U.S. Iniop withdrawals lhal Laird unclearly mentioned are a dupe lo cover up Ins plot. The Viet Cong also boasted lhal Hie power and strength of I heir supporters in Saigon made il necessary lor Laird to arrive in Ihe capital '•clandestinely and keep all his moveinciils completely secrel." World War rivals meel Joe Hydruslio, who was awarded the Navy Cross lor reselling 'M American seamen trapped in Hie capsi/ed battleship, OSS Oklahoma, ia 1'earl Harbor on Dee. 7, I!)II, shakes hands with Mil sun I iiclii la, left, who led the Japanese air attacU, and Minoru (je.uda, ri^ht, the man who planned (he attack. (.-VI* Win-photo)

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