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Crippled Redskins Play at Cambridge Tonight ^L. \^L . . . . . , ,_ . _ . . . . _ u _/ i_ .,,,,* .u j !.,,,,»..! i... r\~.'. TV- ..«.. ~;M K« rO..~4 v i i u ill Bchooli w«f* coiiu ahead Killbuck at Berlin and Clark at Coshocton'i Redskins will attempt to slide over to Cambridge tonight and freeze out (he Bobc*U in a Central Ohio League basketball game/ The main roads were expected to be cleared of ice and sno.* in time for the Redskins to make the trip but Coach R a l p h Vana- m a n is afraid assorted ills of three members of the team won't be cured by game time. Dean Mathews is suffering with an infected foot and may not see too much action tonight. Sam Ashman ii hobbling because of a sprained ankle suffered in practice. And Don Green is itill limping because of a charley burse that kept him out of la it week'i game with Dover. Otherwise, UK Redskin* are in good «hap« and hopeful they can Mart the second round of COL play with a victory. Cimbridgt has yet to win a Came but gavi UM Redskins a terrific battle in the opening COD test of the season here and will be hard to beat on their horn* ' floor. The game will to played in the small Cambridge high school gym, which gives the Bobcats a big advantage over their visitors. Other COL games tonight are Newark at Dover, Chillicothe at Lancaster and Marietta at Zanes- vilk. Saturday night the Redskins play improving Zanesville here while Lancaster goes to Marietta, Dover to Chillicothe and Cambridge to Newark. Snow may curtail some of the county program but this morning all schools were going ahead with plans for tonight's games. The schedule is Fresno at Warsaw, Roscoe at Plainfield, Union at Keene, and Conesville at West Lafayette. Also on tonight's program are Nevrcomerstown at Miilertburg, Killbuck at Berlin and Clark at Nashville. Saturday night games In the area besides the Coshocton contest are Scio at Newcomerstown, We«t Lafayette at Sugar Crwar and Sacred Heart at Somerset Ho'y Trinity. White Sox Interested in Robinson if Dodgers Fail To Get Him to Take Cut By MILTON HICHMAN United Press Sport* Writ»r The Brooklyn Dodgers are trying to get Jackie Robinson to hold «till for a $7,00X3 salary slice, but Some of Top Cage Teams See Action Over Weekjnrf By JOHN GRIFFIN Unttwl Prtti Sports Writer Utah and Stanford, two high- ranked teams which have battled back from earlier reverses, are favored to score important victo- ies tonight to further their quest for a berth in one of the postseason tournaments. Utah, now rated No. 12 in the nation, plays host to 17th-ranked Oklahoma City Ln a. non-league tussle while Stanford, which shares the No. 17 spot, visits Oregon State in a key Pacific Coast Conference clash. Utah had disastrous "bad spell" during the Christmas holidays, losing three of four games played in the Kentucky and Sugar T,wl tournaments. But those are the only losses on the Redskins' slate and now they've battled back for five straight wins. What's more important, the Utes top the Skyline Conference with a 5-0 mark to Brigham Young's 3-0. The conference champ goes into ths NCAA tournament and the runner-up is virtuaLK certain of a bid to the National Invitation Tournament in New York. Stanford would be unbeaten in 11 games except for a stunning upset by Washington on Jan. 6, but the Indians shook off their nrog- giness and have won three straight since then. That lone loss forces the Indians to trail UCLA in the Pacific Coast Conference race for a bowl berth, and UCLA doesn't play again until J a n . 28. Stanford must win four games through that date, starting with tonight's, to itay within striking range. Holy Cross, ranked 13th nationally, will be trying for its seventh Straight win and 13th in 15 f a m e s tonight against American International. And Iowa State, which also ·hares the 17th ranking, will be trying for its 10th win in 13 games against Drake in another f e a t u r e . Two other Pacific Coast Conference games tonight are Oregon- Idaho and Washington St.Washing- ton. One of the slimmest court pro- frams of the season was offered Thursday night, due to mid-year examinations. In feature?, Texas A k M crushed Sam Houston St., 75-46; Colgate downed Cornell, 76- ·2; and M a n h a t t a n trounced Atlel- phi, 90-76. if they are unsuccessful, the Chicago White Sox, among other clubs have indicated they'll be glad to take him off their hands. Robinson huddled an hour with Brooklyn Vice-Prcsident Buzzy Bavasi Thursday but failed to come to terms. The Dodgers then said that they and the 36-year old Robtoy "are not too far apart." But that's the same thing they said two weeks ago. There have been repeated question as to whether Robinson would play ball again this year and to all those question* he has replied, "That depends on the contract I get." He received an estimated $40,000 last year. Brooklyn, well fixed bas* with Ransom Jackson, who was obtained from the Cubs, and also loaded with seven left field candidate.?, Is not exactly in dire need of Robinson, despite his .314 lifetime batting average. An official of the White Sox hai admitted they tried to get Robinson late last year but Brooklyn could not get him out of the National League on waivers. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh reportedly alio are interested in Robinson even though the .256 average he compiled last season was his worst in the majors. Robinson is anxious to get ii- his 10th year in the big leagues and the Dodgers claim they are oager to have him with them. The veteran infielrier-outfielder concedes The Tribune Sports PAGE 8 COSHOCTON, OHIO, FRIDAY EVENING, JAN. 20. 1956 PAGE 8 Souchak Leading Tourney After Breaking Record TIJUANA, Mex. (UP) - The second round of the 156,000 pe.sos Caliente Open Golf Tournament gets u n d e r w a y today with a fine field -- all English speaking -following on the heels of big Mike Souchak, the former foorbal payer. he'll take a "not too big Elsewhere cut, but he a one." around the LINE COACH NAMED COLUMBIA, S.C. ( U P ) -- M a r v i n Bass, a much-traveled assistant football coach, has been signed as a line coach at the University of South Carolina. Bass, who left a similar post at North Carolina to take the job under new South Carolina Head Coach Warren Giese, also has served at William and Mary, twice, and with the professional W a s h i n g t o n Redskins. league orbit, the Cub* announced they now have a total of 26 player* under contract with the signing of first b a s e m a n Frank Kellert, right handed pitcher Bill Tremel and rookie shortstop Ritchie Myers. Catchers Sherman Lollar and Carl Sawatski, utility outfielder Roii Northey and pitcher Bill Fischer signed with the White Sox giving them a total of 18 players under contract. Hank Bauer, the Yankee outfielder who turned down his first contract, accepted a raise Thursday t h a t brought him into the $25,000 category. B a u e r batted .278 in 139 games last .season, driving in 53 runs and hitting 20 h o m e r s . Pitchers Glenn Cox and Gus Kuriamkos and infielder Gerry Schypinski signed with Kansas City. No matter what happetu in the next three days, Souchak aready is a winner. He collected $250 ( U . S . ) Thursday for. breaking the course record as he fired a seven- at third urK j £ «-.p ar 65 on a championship lay-out. "It possibly was one of the best rounds I ever shot in my life," he said later. "This is a superior course. It was a m u c h better round than the 60 I scored in Texas last year." In U.S. cash this is a $12,500 tournament -- but the 156,000 price on the spectators' tags looks mighty enticing to the touring professionals. Thu course measured 6,800 yards Thursday -- longer than most championship courses. And it will be 7,207 for the final round on Sunday which makes it one of the longest lay-outs in N o r t h America. Despite his fin* performance Thursday. Souchak doesn't have much of a lead. He is two strokes in front of the rest of the b t a r studded field. At 07 c a m e Ralph Blomquist, Glendale, Calif., and Frank S t r a n a h a n , Toledo, Ohio, a pair of seasoned professionals, and 20-year-old Rod Funscth, a slender king - ball hitter from Spokane, Wash., who is an a m a t e u r . At 58 came Tony Holguin, Midlothian, 111., and a m a t e u r Tim Holland, Miami, Fla. The professionals at 69 were Fred Haas, Claremont, Calif., \\alkcr I n m a n , A u g u s t a , G a . ; Bo Wminger, Oklahoma C i t y ; Ted Rhodes, Los Angeles, and Tommy Bolt, Chattanooga, Tenn. insists major Ohio WHAT DO YOU NEED 1 FOR MIRE START1IM Whatever Your Needs SEE US FIRST! HAMPTON ROGERS COMPLETE Juritntttf · Stuict Walnut andl S. Lawn PHONE M01 OSU to Present Sports Circus COLUMBUS, 0. ( U P ) -State athletes will present a three- ring sports c i r c u s at winter quarters here S a t u r d a y w i t h the third a n n u a l Ohio AAU S w i m m i n g and DSvision Championships in the center ring. Only Buckeye road activity finds Coach Floyd Stahl's basketball team at P u r d u e bent on r e t a i n i n g its grip on second place in the Big Ten chase behind r u n a w a y Illinois. Coach Mike Pcppc's c h a m p i o n vars'ity t n n k t e a m and a talented Buckeye f r e s h m a n unit head the entry list for the AAU event. Sparking the program will be the final Columbus a p p e a r a n c e of Olympic champs Ford Konno and Yoshi Yoakawa, co-captains of the 1955 Buckeye t e a m . In a d d i t i o n to the regular AAU events, Peppe p l a n s to send junior ace Al W i g g i n s a f t e r his own world b u t t e r f l y record, and a foursome a f t e r the world 200-yard medley relay m a r k . Round Out Show Rounding out the show, to benefit the Olympic f u n d , will be a try at the world 200-yard medley relay record for boys 13-14 by the C i n c i n n a t i Coca-Cola t e a m , precision s w i m m i n g by the OSU Girls' Swan Club and a comedy diving skit. Ohio State wrestlers will entertain Northwestern Saturday. The 1956 debut of the OSU fenc^g team \\S11 stab at Oberlin and Lawrence Tech Saturday. Walker on Grid Clinic's Program CLEVELAND, 0. ( U P ) -- For the first time in its Mstory, the Greater C l e v e l a n d High School Football Coaches Association will have a basketball l e c t u r e r at its annual clinic, scheduled April 7. He is Paul Walker, wise-cracking coach from K e n t u c k y who has directed Middletown High School to four Class A schoolboy titles in 10 years. Walker, making b a s k e t b a l l a 12- month a year business, appeared headed for another title this season with a team which has won 10 straight. . At the seventh clinic of the association, Walker \\Ul join Terry Brennan, Notre Dame's grid coach, on the speakers' platform. "I've got a pretty good ball club," reported Walker today in a typical tongue-in-check understatement. "We're capable of being terrific. I've been h a v i n g myself .some fun." Walker has a big team, topped by 6-8 Jerry Lucas. They all can run, too, as all Middletown teams m u s t run to please the perfectionist pilot. Lucas, "the first big boy I've ever had," according to Walker, has scored 253 points in 10 straight wins. Vic Wertz Ready to Make Comeback With Cleveland ·y LLOYD NORTHARD MT. CLEMENS, Mich. (UP) -Vic Werti, Cleveland's slugging first b a s e m a n who was stricken with polio late last season, said today he's "fit as a fiddle" and ready to m a k e a strong comeback. "f've j u s t got a hunch that this is going to be a good year," the b a l d i n g Wertz said. "After all, 1 had more t h a n my share of bad breaks last season." . The 30-year-old Wertz, who was the b a t t i n g star of the 1954 World Series although his Indians lost four straight games to the New U.S. Skaters Get Nod From Experts CORTTNA, Italy (UP) -- Experts w a t c h i n g America's smooth figure skating squad at practice today predicted it would win five Olympic medals -- including one by ·njured Tenley Albright. They said the U.S. would take the first three places in the men's events and the first two in the ladies' events. The predictions were m a d e despite an injury suffered Thursday by pretty Miss Albright, the world figure skating c h a m p i o n f r o m Newton, Mass., who cut her right leg while working out. She is expected to be out of action only four or five days. York Giants, was stricken with polio Aug. 27 and misied Cleveland's spirited but futile stretch bid for a second straight American League pennant. "We were leading the league by half a game when I came down with polio," Wertz said. "And I like to think I could have helped the Indians during September. My batting average was only .253 but I vas hitting at about a 300 clip during August." Wertz was quick to point out that polio wasn't his only shortcoming last season. "1 had a Jammed t h u m b that put me out for a few weeks," he said. "I also missed a few games with a stiff neck." The non-paralytic polio sent Wertz to the hospital for 20 days but it wasn't until late last month that he received a clean bill of health from his doctors. Final Examination "That was my final examination," Wertz said. "The doctors told me there was nothing that would keep me from playing baseball this season." Wertz, who is a regional distributor for a local brewery during the off-season, said he figures the Indians will be in the thick of the pennant fight again this year. "We've still got the pitching," he said, "and I think Al Rosen, Hobby Avila and I will do a little better at the plate. Rosen and Avila, both fell off some last year According to re-Olympic constn- because of injuries and ailments. sus, Hayes Allen Jenkins, the i "The team will mis Larry Domen's world champion from Colorado Springs, Colo., is picked to win the gold medal while Hayes' brother, D a v i d , and Ron Robertson of Long Beach, C a l i f . , are fig- ured'to nail-down second and third places. Miss Albright is expected to lead the ladies' category with pretty Carol Heiss of Ozone Park. N.Y., who celebrates her 16th birthday today, a close second. The accident suffered by Miss A l b r i g h t was only one of a series. Roy Sherwood of New Canaan, Conn., one of the U.S. top ski jumpers, suffered a possible broken rib when he fell on the first leap off the Olympic hill. Nikolai Schamov, Russian skier, sustained cuts and bruises on his face during one of his trial j u m p s . Italy's .slalom champion, Bruno Albert! twisted his ankle while trying to avoid a spectator. Bobsled p r a c t i c e runs were halted after two b r a k e m c n , Heinrich Angst of Switzerland and Andre Donnet of France, were catapulted through the aw- when their sleds struck a hole in the f a m e d Belvedere curve. Plan Big Race Card HALLANDALE, Fla. ( U P ) -Horsemen have been notified that n o m i n a t i o n s for Gulfstvcam Park's 195G stakes p r o g r a m are to close on Feb. 1. A total of 18 featured h a n d i c a p s h a v e been scheduled with an aggregate vahn of $330,000. The top races include the 5100,000 Fiorina Derby for three- N e a r olds and the $50,000 Gulf- stream Park Handicap for three-, year-olds and up. Stag Fish Fry Warsaw Legion Home Saturday, Jan. 21st 7:00 P. M. Public Invited! Howe Puts Wings Back in NHL Race By UNITED P R E S S The Detroit Red Wings, buried in the National Hockey L«ague standings through most of the first h a l f of the season, were back in contention today and it took Gor- ciie Howe, one of the smoothest skaters in the loop, to get ttrem there. The Red Wings, NHL champions for seven straight seasons, have been climbing steadily in the standings and today were poised only two points back of the second- place New York Rangers. Howe scored a three-goal "hat trick" Thursday night to help the Red Wings d e f e a t the last-place Boston Bruins, 4-2, »nd he picked up an assist in Detroit's fourth goal. However, the Red Wings still trail th« first-place Montreal C n n a - diens, who dowoned Toronto, 3-1, by 12 points. Howe picked up two goals In the first period and added his third in third. It was the first "hat trick" recorded by a Detroit pUy- er UiU season and x»ve Howe a two-point tead on Montreal Jean Beliveau in the individual scoring race. Cossady to Receive Harley Award Tonight COLUMBUS, 0. (UP) -- Howard (Hopakmg) Cagjady will receive the Chic Harley award tonight a» the nation's outstanding gridder of 1955 at the firU Columbui Touchdown Club banquet. Ca.wady, Ohio State'i All-Anieri- can h a l f b a c k , will b* the first grid- der to receive the award, named far one o Ohio Stile's All-American £ri(Mers in the World War I era. Coach Duffy Diugherty will receive the Robert C. Zuppke Trophy for the country's beat collet* team. by's long-ball (Doby was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Jim Busby and Chico Carrasquel) but Rojcn and I should be able to take up some of the slack in that department if we can keep a w a y from injuries." Wertz said he looks for arother tight pennant race with the New York Y a n k e e s , Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers top contenders along with the Ind i a n s . "I've got a lot of work to clear up here so I won't be leaving for spring training until the last possible minute," Wertz said. "But I'm not going to need any extra work to get in shape. I'm only seven or eight pounds over my playing weight and I feel fit as a fiddle." Turner Wants Decisive Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. (UP)--Middleweight Gil Turner of Philadelphia craves a decisive victory tonight over handsome Jackie Labua of East Meadow, N.Y., who proved a Tartar on Dec. 14 and put Gil out of action for a m o n t h . Turner Ls favored at 14-5 to beat Jackie in their return TV-radio 10- roundcr because of his experience and harder punch and because Jackie is fighting as a substitute. In their Dec. 14th TV fight in the same War Memorial Auditor- iir", Turner had to be content with a majority decision. The referee called it a draw, but the two judges voted for Gil- It was a costly victory because Turner s u f f e r e d cuts on both brows and had to w i t h d r a w from a bout with Gene Fullmer of West Jordan, Utah, scheduled for M a d i s o n Square Garden on Jan. 5. Turner and Fullmer were rematched later for tonight at the auditorium. However. Fullmer suffered a vir s infection and had to pull out. Labua was immediately brought in as the substitute. Turner's 49-10-1 record includes 33 knockouts. He was stopped three times. Labua's, 25-7-0 list includes only three kayocs. He was stopped once. Helland Crusades For Nationwide Boxing Cleanup NEW YORK (UP)--Julius Helfand, apparently victorious in New York State, was openly crusading for a nation-wide clean-up of the fight game today by demanding that the National Boxing Association's executive committee end its ''sheer hypocrisy." Chairman Helfand's New York State Athletic Commission is not a member of the NBA; but he challenged its executive committee to repeal last Saturday's Chicago recommending resolution that would permit fighters to sign their own contracts for bouts even though their managers had been suspended or unlicensed in other states. Helfand delivered his blistering challenge at Thursday night's annual dinner of the Boxing Writers Assn., on the same dais with Lou Radzienda of Chicago, president of the NBA. Fiery Julius declared that Saturday's own-signing resolution "nullified" two other Saturday resolutions that would have supported the N.Y. state .ban against the N.Y. Boxing Guild and would have "provided the happiest day in boxing history." One resolution recommended that NBA states require a promoter matchmaker, manager, b o x e r t r a i n e r or second to be licensed in his home state before obtaining a license in another. The second called on "every slate in the country" to uphold any suspension, revocation or denial of a license in anv other state. Little Leaguers To Meet Feller Y*vnflit*rs wh« participate Kn Litfk Lti»u« binball, fo«tfcill ·r4 k«»k«ti«ll »rt Invited to ft«fc Ftlkr, f«m«Kl Ckv*- Indians pttclwr, Sunday af- Th« Ctilmt«n L«tt*rm«n'i Ai- Mcltrtwi It ipMMrtni · mMtinf Sunday af 1:M p. m. at th« Ytvft» Ctnt«r. At tn*t tim«, Fel- kr, wh« win b« K*rt In tton with tht March ·* will n»«*t wht» Th« "crutch drhr»", H*»*»** **» In cwwwctton wiln HM March *f Dhm« fund drhr* tar fnli S«Nr- day n«i kMn p*tt*Mwd until Ut*r b*cauM ·* ffw t*d weiTtwr, · t«wk«tm«n for HM L«tt«rm«n'« MM. Controversy Over Rams Continues LOS ANGELES (UP)--The controversy over m a n a g e m e n t of the Los Angeles Rams pro football club was deadlocked today with m a n a g i n g partner Dan Reeves' rejection of the majority stockholders' o f f e r to settle their differences with him by giving him 50 per cent voting control. "Such an arrangement could be.... extremely detrimental to the best interests of the R a m s " Reeves declared in turning down the offer by Edwin W. Pauley, Col. Fred Levy Jr. and Hal Seley who own 66 2-3 per cent of the stock in the club. "While it is true t h a t collectively these gentlemen have a 66 2-3 per cent interest in the Rams," Reevos said, "they became partners at my invitation with the u n d e r s t a n d - ing and concurrence that the operation of the Rams be under my active direction. "My partners have now notified me t h a t they are willing to accord me a 50 per cent interest in policy matters. Actually, they wish to assume a 50 per cent voice in all chases of Ram business " he added. The majority partners said their proposal would give Reeves veto power and that it was in the interest of harmony and in an effort to reach an amicable settlement of the controversy. Reeves replied such an arrangement would raise "the probability of stalemates developing on m a n y matters vital to the successful operation of the football team." By OSCAR FRALEY NEW YORK (UP)--There are indication! today that the 'dock is ticking a requiem for Stan Musial's hopes of matching Honus Wagner's record eight national league batting championships. "The man" still should rank in 1956 as one of the really- great hitters. Even though he will be play- j ing his 15th season in Cardinal livery, and it has been 19 years since he broke into organized baseball, Musial still is the league's top salaried star. But the signs are t h a t th«* ix- time batting champion may not even m a t c h Rogers Hornsby's seven titles. Not that, at 36, Stan is through or even shows signs of. being washed up. The odds are that with his eyes and reflexes he'll be able to bust .300 when he's pressing 45. Yet, as in football, it's those last 20 points like the final 20 yards which are the toughest. And there is another factor. Most Battered Hirttr "n 1955, Stan was struck by more pitched balls than any other National League hitter. In the years before, it was a rarity when he was hit because they tried to keep it outside and away from him. The obvious deduction is that now, while they still have a vast respect for his hitting, they are takng adv a n t a g e of a slipping something to brush him back and "work on him." This is a man whose lifetime batting average is a phenomenal .342. He won batting titles wth some lavish marks, including a .376 season. But in the past three seasons his marks h a v e dropped from .337 to .330 to .318. Sure, most any other hitter in the league aside from the two who bested him last season -- namely Richie Ashburn and Wilhe M a y s --would be glad to do so good. Yet for a telling three-year span the old heights have eluded him and last year's average was hi? lowest since a near-bursting appendix cut him to .312 in 1947. Six years ago, Stan began looking downhill toward the end of the line when he predicted "I've four or five good seasons left." Whittled At G r a v c y i r d It showed on his mind in 1953 when he whistled at the graveyard by asserting t h a t "age is not as important as condition.'' And last s p r i n g , h e figured that "I should 14 Indians in Fold for 1956 CLEVELAND, 0. (UP) -- Cleveland announced today it has 14 players back in the fold for the 1956 campaign with the signing of pitcher Jose Santiago and infielder Bobby Young. Santiago was used as a reliefer during the 1955 season, appearing in 17 games and getting credit for two victores. He is currently pitching in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Baltimore, Cleveland and Indianapolis shared Young's services last year. He began with the Orioles and then went to Cleveland in i deal last summer. From there he was optioned to. Indianapolis. He hit .366 in 34 games while in' the minors. ' OMIOAH LOS IS NEW YORK (UP) - Hard? Smallwood, 157, Brooklyn, won a unanimmis eight - round decision over Lou Stanich, 157, Youngstown, Ohio, Thursday night. have three more good years." That, as of now, leaves two coming up in which, he asserted, "I'm rolling along, hoping for the best." It was significant, one day last summer when he was in the batting cage at the Polo Grounds. The man really laid into lashing line drive. "Ah," he gloated, "that's the way I used to hit 'em." He still may do it, too, if the Cardinals go through with their plan to play him in the outfield and use Wally Moon at first. But such plans, which would permit Stan to give more thought to his hitting, have been frustrated almost annually in the past. Meanwhile, .you find yourself pulling for those two he needs to tie the immortal Wagner. And feeling, deep down inside, that while he'll still be great, he won't quite make it. INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Dealers led the team scoring with 881--2512. Slaughter of GE )»«d top individual scores of 225 and 564. Team General Electric Shaw-Barton Yankees . Mu.ikingum Fiber No. 1 Steel Ceilings Dealers Shaw-Barton Tigers .. . Buckeve Fabric No. 2 . Carnation Milk Buckeye Fabric No. 1 . Shaw-Barton B u c k c j e s . OllnRer Chevrolet Paper Makers W 42 30 36 34 33 32 31 2R 20 25 I, 18 24 24 26 27 25 29 34 34 3S 36 46 P R E T T Y L A D I E S Evelyn R i c h a r d s o n rolled Carol Haas 447. Loreleis led the teams with 552 and 1545 while winning twice from Sea Sirens. In the other m a t c h Lindas edged Pretty- wares. Team Prettywares Loreleis Sea Sirens . Llndai W 35 33 27 25 125 27 J3 35 K E G L E R E T T E L E Helen Shrive'r of Style C e n team tossed a 204 single high game and a scries of 525. Elliott's Market rolled a 923 game and 2585 high series. Team W L Dick Turners 56 14 Style Center 47 33 GM J e w e l r y 46 34 K l l l o t t ' s M a r k e t 44 36 G e n e r a l E l e c t r i c 42 3« Clows 30 50. Ohio Power 28 52 Hay Jewelry 27 S3 Bucks Battle for Second Place on Big 10 Program CHICAGO ( U P ) -- The Big Ten's basketball battle Saturday will center on undisputed second place with league leading Illinois, the only- team unbeaten in conference play, sidelined until Jan. 28 by semester e x a m i n a t i o n s . Defending champion Iowa, beaten once in three conference starts, plays at Michigan in the afternoon television spectacle, which will highlight a three g a m e league card while in evening contests Minnesota plays at Michigan State and Ohio State at Purdue. Both Ohio State and Iowa will Lovellette Holds NBA Scoring Lead By UNITED P R E S S Big Clyde Lovellette of the Minneapolis Lakers clung to the scoring lead in the National Basketball Assn. today at the end of another round in his battle with Bob Pettit of St. Louis, but his leading m a r g i n was cut to 13 points. Lovellette notched only 17 points T h u r s d a y night as the Lakers were beaten, 122-100, by the Syracuse Nationals. Pettit notched 25 as St. Louis bowed to Fort Wayne, 90-83. Pettit, former Louisiana State s f ~ r , performed in" his home state Thursday n i g h t as St. Louis met Fort W a y n e at New Orleans. But the Pistons c a m e from behind in the closing minutes to gam the victory that* moved them 3Vi games ahead in the Western Division. And the New York Knicks announced an official protest -of Wednesday's 108-103 loss to the Rochester Royals, claiming the Royals scored a basket in the closing m i n u t e s when the timekeeper was unable to call lime because he w a s n ' t provided with a noise- m u k e r . have a c h a n c e to take over second place. Currently deadlocked for the r u n n e r - u p spots and one recores, Ohio State was a three point underdog against tht Boilermakers while the Hawkeyes were a five point favorite over the Wolverines. Both Minnesota, a six point uiv- dcrdog for the g a m e with the Sparta 3, and M i c h i g a n State second division ball clubs with the Gophers b o a s t i n g only one win three starts while Michigan State has lost three or four conference outings. Purdue and Michigan were part of a three way tie with Indiana for fourth place, each with three wins in five starts. Iowa apparently found its form of l a s t season in its last start, when it pounded out an 84-62 decision over Minnesota, while Michigan will be coming back after a tw game road trip in which it beat Northwestern and lost to Wisconsin. Purdue probably jvill have to stop Robin Freeman in order to beat the Buckeyes and give Iowa crunce for second place. Freeman was far a h e a d of the field in scoring with a 33 points pe rgame average, while P u r d u e ' s top w a j Joe Sexson with a 19.2 mark. 2 NAMES YOU CAN D E P E N LENNOX AJR CONDITIONING ARNOLD TIN SHOP IN S. 2nd St. Ph. Ttl--After 4 pm. Wiriaw 11 BURGERS and SHAKES CANNON CRISP FRENCH FRIES IEWSPAPER! INFAVSPAPERf

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