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.4C RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Sunday, July 4, 1965 to News Chief Is WeeUy Hero-io Sfiorts Serais By Ralph Trower Journal-Times Staff In any given Big Ten Conference football season the pnsung hero turns out to be Kay Schultz. It will probably occur to .the reader at this point that he has never heard of Kay Schultz. Therefore it should be explained that Schultz is director of the Big Ten news fcervice bureau. This job calls for a mathematical genius with the memory of an elephant. Schultz is at his best in the latter department since he can vividly recall hundreds of events which occurred before he was born. To the best of our knowledge Schultz has never carried the ball or made a tackle on a Big Ten gridiron, which quickly establishes him as something less than a hero to you, the average fan. However, you may rest assured that those of us who write about football have come to regard him as a hero. From his sanctuary in the Sheraton - Chicago Hotel, Schultz turns out a weekly Statistical masterpiece which all but makes it possible—not quite, you understand — for the writer to sleep through Saturday's games. Nine-Page Epic Schultz performs his feats of figure-manipulation during all Big Ten sports seasons, but his first love is football. Rare is the day during the calendar year that Kay can't invent some excuse for turn­ ing the discussion to the gridiron. Just this week, for example, there arrived on our desk a nine-page treatise billed as a capsule summary of 1965 Big Ten football prospects. It included coaches' records, strengths and weaknesses of each school, spring practice objectives, number of letter- men, quotes from each coach, a composite schedule, and the all-time grid standings (yes, Ohio State is in the lead). Did you know that the present group of head coaches enter the '65 campaign with 70 years Big Ten experience behind them, carrying a combined record of 126-44-7 against non-conference foes? Do you see what we mean about Schultz? Most of the coaches managed to sound properly pessimistic, but Indiana's Johnny Pont talks like he was still in the Ivy League (and it's possible that by November he may wish he could return there). Quoth Pont, who takes over the downtrodden Hoosiers after an illustrious career at Yale: "I feel we have a lot more good football players than anyone thinks. We're not thinking in terms of a long rebuilding program. Our goal is a winning season now and I believe we have the potential to achieve it. Our kids are big and strong and AAU vs. NCAA Feud Goes Back a Long Way Hull to Ask $100,000 HONOLULU—(^)— Bobby Hull, the National Hockey League's Most Valuable Player last season,, said Saturday he plans to seek a $100,000 salary but said he was sorry he made the statement before talking to the Chicago Black Hawks. "I am not being conceited when I say I am worth $100,000 to the Black Hawks," said Hull. "I am the big draw for the club and I feel I am to hockey what Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays are to baseball.. "The Hawks have been making big money ever since 1 have been with them and I think I can convince them that I deserve much more than I am getting (about $35,boo)." Hull was here with several other sports stars for a dinner preceding the Hawaiian Open Golf Tournament. KANSAS CITY —(.?»)— The feud between the AAU and the NCAA for control of amateur athletics in this country is older than the track standouts currently caught in the middle. The NCAA and AAU were battling before the birth of Gerry Lindgren, Washington State freshman who defied an NCAA ban, competed in the National AAU meet Saturday and won a place on the team that will meet Russia. It boiled before Randy Matson was born. He is the world's first 70-foot thrower in the shot put but the AAU didn't pick him for the team because he didn't compete in its meet. Matson is a Texas A&M sophomore. It was simmering long before Jim Ryun could walk. Ryun, the great young miler from Wichita, Kan., is in the odd but happy position of being immune from the NCAA ban because he has yet to enroll at the University of Kansas. The Yelow Clipping The longevity of the dispute was brought home by discovery of a yellow clipping of a column written about the feud nearly a quarter of a century ago. Tlie column was written Jan. 19, 1941, by Gene Kemper, then sports editor of the Topeka, Kan., Daily Capital. Kemper is now publisher of the Alliance, Neb., Times- Herald. Walt Byers, now NCAA executive director, was two months from his 19th birthday when the column was written. It reads in many Nicklaus Favored in British Open SOUTHPORT, England — (i?)— Britain's legal bookies ignored the recent sorry showing of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in the United States Open and installed the two long-hitting Americans as the favorites for the British Open Golf crown. Nicklaus, who needs only the British title to become the fourth man in history to complete a career sweep of the world's four major titles, was made a 7-2 choice. Palmer was second at 5-1. Lema at 6-1 Defending champion Tony Lema was third at 6-1. South African Gary Player, U.S. BUONICONTI SIGNS BOSTON — iJP) — Middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, ex-Notre Dame star, signed his 1965 contract with the Boston Patriots, Saturday. ill Charlene Bauer sees her baseball manager husband, Hank Bauer of the Baltimore Orioles, just eight days in the eight-month baseball year. She says, "We believe children must have roots, so this is a sacrifice we must make now." Mrs. Bauer is happy during the baseball season devoting her life to four lively, sports- minded children — Hank Jr., 14, Bebe, almost 11, Herman, 9, and Kelly James, 7. The family goes to the ball park only when Hank and the Orioles are playing the Kansas City Athletics. Hank Jr. takes care of the yard when his dad is gone, and each child has specific duties at home. Except for this, Mrs. Bauer has no other help during the season in caring for their 10-room home in suburban Prairie Village, Kan. Boys Are Athletic . She spends many hours tak- Jng Hank Jr. and Herman to baseball, basketball and football games and practices, pebe is a talented little girl with a bowling ball. She recently won two trophies and jshot a 182. • "We all go together and watch," Mrs. Bauer said. .*T'm proud of the talents our children have. Hank is, too. JBut the idea is to have fun. 1 "Hank and I don't believe in pressure and tension to win. Hank doesn't push them, iand he never interferes in jtheir coaching. Boy Is a Caddy \ "We want our children to ^tand on their own feet and do things for themselves. Hank Jr. is a caddy at Indian Jlills Country Club. Last sum­ mer he earned $200. He met a lot of fine people, and he's learning the value of money. "Each one will go to college, but we want each to choose his field and the college." She said Hank has given up his off-season business and spends as much time as possible with his family during his four months at home. "He trimmed the hedges and put up the clothesline his last trip home," she said. "Things are more organized when Hank's home. He gives orders, and people move." However, she debunks the popular conception of Bauer as a tough, bare-knuckled ex- Marine." "Hank is really sentimental and gentle," she said. Charlene Bauer is 37. attractive, with brown eyes and brown hair, 5-foot-2 and 105 pounds, and a native of Kansas City. Met in 1947 She met Hank in 1947 when he played for the old Kansas City Blues and she was a secretary for Frank Lane, then general manager of the club, and his successor, Lee MacPhail—now general manager at Baltimore. They married in 1949, after he moved up to the New York Yankees. Hank returned to Kansas City in a seven-player trade that sent Roger Maris to the Yanks in December, 1959. He managed the A's in 1961-62. She is proud of Hank's selection as manager of the year in the American League for 1964. But, she says, "You never know in baseball where you might be the next year. So we're staying here." Open champion, was next at 8-1 on the bookies' early line for the tourney that runs Wednesday through Friday on the Royal Birkdale course. The odds-makers apparently discounted the dismal showing by Nicklaus and Palmer in St. Louis three weeks ago when they also were the 1-2 pre-tourney choices. Palmer failed to make the cut and Nicklaus finished 17 strokes behind Player at 299. Other American entries include Sam Snead, winner in 1946 and now the world seniors' champion; Doug Sanders, PGA champion Bobby Nichols and Phil Rodgers. Two of the former winners in the field—Palmer and Peter Thomson—won the championship over this same course. Thomson did it in 1954, and Palmer four years ago. Several changes have been made since then, however. Sixty yards have been added to the distance of the links that now stretch 7,073 yards with a par of 35-38—73. 130 to Compete A total of 130 golfers will contest the 72-hole championship, first played in 1860. I Most of the winners since Thomson of Australia took it in 1954 are trying for the title which automatically qualifies the winner for the $100,000 World Series of Golf. places like a recent coliunn. Here are some excerpts: ". . . I, like many another writer on a lean news day, often have sat down and filled out a column assignment with a tirade against the AAU. Any group which attempts or pretends to draw the line between an amateur and professional athlete in this age is a ready target . . . 'AAU Needed' "... The fact that the organization continues to live in the face of such adversity is ample proof to me that it has something we need. Much of the AAU's trouble set in when it broke with the NCAA over Olympic Games representation. This squabble, which still persists, forced the formation of the American Olympic Assn. which' divides authority between the two warring groups , . . The compromise works fairly well. But the goal of every true sportsman is to weld the NCAA and AAU back together. "Undoubtedly the AAU . derives a lot of prestige for its events from college-bred athletes ... but seldom is it mentioned, that the AAU is the savior of amateur boxing, swimming, girls' basketball and a dozen other sports that no other organization pretends to foster. "As one of the Missouri Valley district AAU men told me recently, 'We have our pole cats the same as any other organization. But we also have a lot of fine, unselfish men who are giving graciously of their time and money to preserve an amateur program in this country. Our kids need it and the sooner the NCAA and AAU patch up their differences the greater program we will have." German Crew Upsets Yonks HENLEY - ON - THAMES, England — m — West Germany's 'comeback Ratzeburg eight upset the American Olympic champion Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia by one-half length and New Yorker Don Spero captured the Diamond Sculls in a record-smashing windup of the Henley Royal Regatta Saturday. The Germans, winner of the 1960 Olympic title at Rome and undefeated unti they <>ere dethroned in the 1964 Olympics at Tokyo by the Vespers, avenged that loss in a stirring struggle on the Thames. They took the lead at the start, stretched it from one- third of a length (20 feet)— to one-half length (30 feet) and won in 6 minutes, 16 seconds. This was two seconds faster than the record for the mile, 550 yards race set by the Vespers in elirrfinating Harvard in Thursday's heat. Spero, 25, came from behind to defeat Hugh Wardell- Yerburgh of Britain by three quarters of a length in the record time of 7:42. This was four seconds faster than the mark Spero set in a heat. The Briton led by one length at 1,200 yards but Spero, a ,6-foo-2, 190-pound f 0 r m e r Cornell oarsman, opened up and pulled away. BtN ROMAN . . A Stay-at-Home . . . Golf Pro Job Developing 'Home' Trend OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — 0?)— Ben Roman, pro at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club which opened four years ago on the swank north shore of Long Island, believes the trend for a home pro is changing. He will be just that —a stay at home. For many years the golf pro was the fellow in knickers who ran the pro shop. He assisted members with a problem or gave an occasional lesson on a fairway adjoining the clubhouse. Was Handy Man The pro was also a handy man. He would file a nick out of a four iron and on dull days might get to play late in the afternoon, usually nine holes while giving a lesson on the way. Then the game got growing pains. There seemed to be a member-pro tournament every week in most districts and the pro left the shop so he could practice in hopes of putting up a good showing with an important member. Then there were hundreds of new golf courses, many of them built by the real estate developers with an eye on getting $20,000 or more for a plot adjoining a fairway in the country. Many courses signed PGA touring pros to get publicity. It was also a way to attract members. Today's golf courses include swimming pools, tennis courts, driving ranges and practice areas. Such an operation costs a small' fortune. And members who pay the freight now do it on a family basis. This is the kind of a layout Old Westbury members, most of them 12 and over handicap golfers, purchased. And the investment on improvements has been so great that they wanted a stay-at-home pro like Ben. Roman. "I won't do any playing away from the club," says Roman, "except in the Monday pro-amateurs when our course is closed. like to hit. They want to win.' WamathinRut Michigan returns 29 members of its 44-man Rose Bowl squad, a fact which impresses everyone except Coach Bump Elliott. Bump chose to dwell on the loss oi quarterback Bob Timberlake and the improvement in the other nine Big Ten teams. The second member of the Brothers Elliott, Pete o; Illinois, was forced to admit that he would have his entire 1964 backfield back intact including some guy named. Jim Grabowski. Only trouble is Illinois lost 12 of 14 offensive and defensive line starters. Pete says he needs 13 more linemen to go with Don Hansen, who should emerge from the shadow of Dick Butkus. Murray Warmath of Minnesota has fallen into a rut. "We face probably the biggest remodeling job since I came to Minnesota in 1954," said Warmath, who was credited with uttering an almost identical quote a year ago (except that he may have used the word "rebuilding" in place of remodeling). Woody Hayes notes that most key members — exceptions: linebackers Ike Kelley and Tom Bugel—of a defensive unit hailed as the league's best a year ago were grad uated. He merely bristles when rivals suggest that Ohio State's offense may be so good that the Bucks won't have to worry much about defense. Hayes has done his share of bristling, including a recent episode at the Big Ten meeting. However, there is not much hope that Woody and Iowa Athletic Director Forrest Evashevski will .be matched in the ring with eight-ounce gloves at halftime of the Nov. 13 Iowa-Ohio State game. No doubt it is felt, that this event would tend to detract from the football game. In First Division In scanning Schultz's off­ season report, one gathers that Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, and Illinois are likely to constitute the first division. Put down the following as possible all-America candidates: Grabowski and Hansen of Illinois, end Bill Malinchak of Indiana, quarterback Gary Snook and flanker Karl Noonan of Iowa, tackle Bill Yearby of Michigan, end Gene Washington of Michigan State, end Aaron Brown of Minnesota, Kelley of Ohio State, and halfback Gordon Teter of Purdue. It will be noted that this list does not contain any names from Wisconsin. Coach Milt Bruhn says that the best Badger players may be quarterback Chuck Burt, halfback Tom Jankowski, fullback Kim Wood, linebackers Bob Richter and Tom Brigham, and defensive halfback Dave Fronek. Bruhn says "much depends on how successful we are in rebuilding our offensive capabilities." Schultz says that Wisconsin averaged only 2.85 yards a play on offense in 1964, and he is seldom in error on such matters. Three times 2.85 does not equal a first down. The Big Ten season will open on Sept. 25, but the playing of the games figures to be an anti-climax. Schultz already has the whole thing figured out for us in black and white. 28 TO GO Coach Red Auerbach of the champion Boston Celtics needs 28 victories next season to reach 1,000th in his 20th season as a coach. Aussie Sailors Have Hopes Editor's Note: While visiting in Racine last weekend, Sir Frank Packer of Australia suggested that sails are the key to United States victories in yachting's America's Cup challenge races. Packer heads the syndicate which constructed the last challenger, the "Gretel." Chauncey Stillman of the New York Yacht Club has a word on that subject, too. By Wm, T. McKeown NEW YORK — (NEA) — "Honest fellas, we're not trying to rig the rules — this time." That's what he meant. But what Chauncey Stillman said was, "The America's Cup deed of gift legally restricts defenders and challengers to the technology, craftsmanship and skills of their respective nations, including design, building, rigging, equipping and sailing. The word 'design' includes the use of a towing tank, and fittings and sails." Stillman is commodore of the New York Yacht Club, only owners so far of yachting's World Series trophy— the America's Cup. He has to choose his words carefully. The club has kept the ugly old silver mug for 164 years because of good sailors, boats, and "sea lawyers." In the past, the Americans seemed to change the rules every time it looked as though England or Scotland or Canada were about to win. During early races, a challenger had to take on the whole yacht club fleet at once. The Australia challenged for the first time in 1961, and rules were relaxed to let the Aussies use our development test tanks to create thir boat (Gretel), and Marblehead Ted Hood's sails to push her along. Then a gang of sailors from Sidney arrived and almost swiped the Cup. Now they're tooling up 'built' includes components,'again Down Under for their 1967 challenge, and the New York Yacht Club defenders of the old pot have been trying to decide how much generosity is part of good sailing sportsmanship. Says one U.S. contingent: "So what if they use our hardware and canvas? Then it'll be an even contest for a change, and let the best men win." But according to Stillman and his committee, the legal papers require plans, con- sttuction, gear and crew to come from the challenging country. AU-Around Test "It's an all-around test for builders and sailors," says Bus Mosbacher, winning skipper against the Australians last time. And as for the Aussies? They don't want or need any help, they say. Next December, they'll have a couple new boats in the water, tuning up to take on the Yanks and, hopefully, capture the battered little cup. Banking Hours:.y Daily 9:30-3:00 P.M. Drive-In and WalhVp Service Ml 5:30 Open Friday Until 8:00 P.M. 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