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RODGERS GOES 9 UNDER PAR DETROIT FREE PRESS Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1962 Rookie's 62 Wows LA Ope MATCH WITS WITH SCHRAM He Wins By Nine Strokes 268 Round Sets Record Take Last Look Around As Cage Whirl Picks, Up 1 -v5 a 4 1 i "M4 i a -f i i -i Ten Teams in each Class and D. Leading the first weekly ratings are: Class A 1 1 North western, Class River Rouge, Class Perry, Class New Lothrop-St. Michael. This is the first season since 1930 that Detroit's City Scholtz Bob League schools are in the battle for state championships.

The Detroit Board of Education gave its athletes a new lease on life last June by re-entering its schools in state-sponsored events on a two-year trial basis. NORTHWESTERN is possibly the strongest City League entry on a list of five Free Press Wirt Services LOS ANGELES Cocky Phil Rodgers, a 23-year-old rookie on the golfing trail, shot one of the most amazing closings rounds in PGA history Monday when he fired an electrifying nine-under- Lions Lose Free Press Ratings The Lenders par 62 to win the $45,000 Los Angeles Open by nine strokes It was the widest margin of victory in this 36 -year -old vr CLASS A Northwestern 5 0 406 225 CLASS River Rouge 7 0 483 323 CLASS Perry 8 0 449 325 CLASS New Lothrop-St. Michael 7 1 489 357 Scholtz for Two Years He's Army-Bound --With No Passes event since MacDonald Smith won by the same margin nine strokes over Horton Smith in BY HAL SCHRAM Now the fun begins. The 1961 -1962 Michigan high school basketball season annually the state's foremost amateur sports show still has nearly 11 weeks to run. You can reach your own personal review almost any night at almost any gymnasium across either peninsula.

No presentation Is ever the same. There is no set script and the cast of characters will vary. But the thousands of games still to be played prior to the state championship climax at Michigan State's i Fieldhouse on March 24 will determine whether your January evaluations are right or wrong. Chances are you'll be wrong. But that's what makes the whole show as great as it is.

FOR THE 18TH straight season the Free Press will you in keeping abreast of the continually changing plot by presenting its weekly listing of Michigan's Top Top Ten Teams 1929 a decade before Rodgers was born. The stocky ex-Marine from La Jolla, posted a 72-hole score of 268 four shots Free Press Photo by BERT EMANUELE HANDS TELL THE STORY of Oscar Stanage, 77, year-old ex-Tiger. His gnarled hands are those of an oldtime catcher. And as he reads about the late Ty Cobb, one of his Detroit teammates, the same hands are symbolic of the fact that only a handful of players from the Tiger pennant winners in 1909 are still alive. Sports editor Lyall Smith interviews Stanage below.

competent challengers. Eastern, Northeastern, Northern and Western are others from the 20-team circuit with the personnel to make a run for a Class A title. Highland Park, Wayne, East Detroit, Grosse Pointe and Dearborn are among the tori suburban contenders. Saginaw and Pontiac Central carry th hopes of the Saginaw Valley League. Central and Southern Michigan must place their hopes in Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing Everett and East Lansing.

Grand Rapids and Western Michigan have competent con-Turn to Page 21, Column 1 better than the old Los Angeles Open mark of 272 set by the veteran Lloyd CLASS A 1 Detroit Northwester 2 Saginaw 3 Pontiac Central 4 Muskegon Heights 5 Detroit Eastern 5 4 Grand Rapids South 4 7 Benton Harbor I Jackson 4 -Highland Park 7 10 East Lamms 4 CLASS 1 Perry I Imlav City I 3 Grosse Pointe St. Paul 4 4 Sault Ste. Marie-Loretto 5 Capac 5 4 Shepherd 7 7 Detroit All Saints 7 1 Comstock Park 4 Frankfort 7 10 Fowlerville 7 CLASS 1 River Rouge 2 Holland Christian 3 Escanaba Holy Name 4 Buchanan 5 Mason 4-Hudsonville Unity 7 Carfeton-Airport Detroit Visitation -Northville 10 Elkfon-Piseon CLASS 1 New Lothrop-St. Michael 2 Suttons Bay 3 Champion 4 Bntton 5 Flint St. Matthew 4 Coldwater St.

Charles 7-Pickford i Fowler New Loth rep 10 Burr Oak a in 1956. I "It may be the greatest round shot by a third round BY GEORGE PUSCAS The Army dropped another bomb on the Lions Monday. Bob Scholtz, the huge offensive center of the Lions, has been called to military service and is due to be inducted Thursday. It won't be one of those weekend-free deals, either. Scholtz has been drafted for the full two-year term and apparently will be lost to the) Lions until the 1964 season.

HEAD COACH George Wilson, remaining in Miami for leader in PGA Rodgers At 77, Stanage Is One for Books history," said Jim Gaquin, PGA tournament manager. Here's what the chunky red-haired Rodgers accomplished as he toured the Rancho Municipal BADGERS PULL BIG TEN CAGE SURPRISE Wisconsin Chills MSU, 83-78 the league meetings, said that he learned of Scholtz's pending departure Monday morning. Scholtz already had left Miami, having played in the Runner-TJp Bowl game Saturday, and was headed for his The Spartans were ahead only I ans 5-5 for the season and 0-2 Golf Club course in what should have a pressure-packed finale: Collected $7,500 for his first victory on the tournament trail. He joined the traveling ranks last July. He broke the record of 63 for the 7,131 -yard Rancho course held jointly by Ken Venturi and Tommy Bolt.

Became one of the youngest players ever to win a major PGA event. RODGERS, WHO won the rarely and never by more than at the bottom of the Big Ten. Ted State's displaced regular center of a year ago, came off the bench with home in Missouri. BY BOB PILLE Free Press Staff Writer EAST LANSING The winter has lengthened and chilled a bit for Michigan State. The unfavorable change in his best game of the winter and 14 points.

climate was brought on Monday night by a scrambling THE SPARTANS spent most of the night playing catch-up. They didn't allow coach "I know that he has been trying to have his draft address changed to Detroit," Wilson said. There apparently is little chance, however, that the call will be altered. His departure leaves a gaping hole in the Lions' offensive line and creates a new problem for Wilson. The 250 -pound center was Wisconsin team that spoiled the Spartans' home Big Ten four points as trie game worked toward a 74-74 tie with three minutes remaining.

Then Tom Gwyn and Ron Jackson, who occasionally offered to do the Spartans physical as well a scoring violence, pushed Wisconsin into an 81-74 edge. By this time State had only 50 6econd to catch up, and that wasn't enough. The loss, MSU's fourth in the last five games, left the Spart- WISCONSIN emerged 2-0 atop the league and 8-3 for the winter. The eight victories are one more than the Badgers achieved all last season. Jackson's 23 points, some of them thrown in with un necessary flair, led both teams, but Gwyn's rebounding and Ken Siebel's 18 points and other contributions were equally as NCAA golf championship as a basketball bow, 83-78.

Forddy Anderson to see much of the first dozen minutes because of his habit of burying his face in his hands whenever The surprise of the confer sophomore at the University of Houston in 1958, started Monday's round all even with veteran pro Fred Hawkins of El ence this season, the Badgers watched an early 14-point lead they made a glaring mistake. In that early stretch Mich-Turn to Page 21, Column 5 Paso, Tex. slip away before reclaiming the decision in the fading minutes. I Turn to Page 21, Column Nine other players, most of them veterans, were bunched from one to four strokes behind -v -wx him. But after the first nine holes Rodgers was hotter than the hot sun, three shots In front of the pack and flying.

A BIG LEAGUE CATCHER doesn't have much of a chance to gaze backwards when he's playing. Too many things are happening in front of him. But Oscar Stanage, who caught 1,093 games for the Detroit Tigers, has plenty of time for backward glances these days. Oscar is 77. He has been bouncing in and out of the hospital all winter.

Nothing real serious, he says. "Just aggravating blamed aggravating." Stanage caught for the Tigers as early as 53 years ago, as late as 37. He played for manager Hughie Jennings on the pennant winner of 1909. He wound up his career under manager Ty Cobb in 1925. "They were exciting years, all of them," he recalls.

"It always was that way with Cobb around. Only thing that might've made it more exciting would have been for Ty to be playing against me instead of with me. "But it was nice to have him on my side, I'll tell you." As Cobb's name is in baseball's record books, so is Stanage's. "I'm not in there as much," says Oscar, "but I'm there. Take a look." Sure enough.

He is. Not once, but twice on Page 39 of the Little Red Book. "Look at the first one," Stanage insisted. "Then I'll explain." The listing read: "Catcher Most Errors One Season: (41) Oscar Stanage, Detroit AL, 141 games, 1911." fTIiose Blaiikeiy-DIaiik "THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY!" Oscar snorted. "But that's only because of those blankety-blank official scorers.

Most of those errors were charged to me on throws to catch guys trying to steal bases. "Everybody ran like mad in those days. That's what makes the game so different now. A catcher doesn't have to do much of anything any more. "But we were the busiest players on the field back then.

Every base runner was out to beat you. Once he got on first base zoom off he went. "I don't know how many times I threw out men at second or third. But my other record gives you a good idea. Read it." There it was: "Catcher Most Assists, season: (212) Most of the crowd of 12.000 was packed around the 18th hole when Rodgers closed out his sensational performance with Blizzard Greets FP Ski Pupils Great for Sport, If Not for Driving BY JACK BERRY The snow was perfect -for skiing Monday night not for driving but for skiing.

his ninth birdie of the round. Par for the Rancho course is 36-35-71. Rodgers wrecked it with his 32-30-62 round. HAWKINS AND Bob Goalby ended in a tie for second place at 277. The veteran Jackie Burke came next with 278.

George Bayer, Tony Lema and Bobby Nichols each had 279. And some 1,200 Free Press It was a rough turn of events Learn to Ski School students for Hawkins. The 38-vear-Old weren't swaverl hv th hlizzard Texan has won only one major driving conditions as they tournament in 15 years of cam headed to seven Detroit area ski resorts. paigning and looked like his big chance until Rodgers turned on the pressure. Jack Nicklaus, the 1961 National Amateur champion, shot a 73 for 289 in his professional tournament debut.

Deep powder snow covered Mt. Brighton, Summit, Dry den, Mt. Christie, Grampian and Mt. Holly. It was the best night for ski- Phil Rodgers 47-71-48-42-18 ing in the four-year history of Fred Hawkins Bob Goaibv Jackie Burke George Bayer Bobbv Ntcnots Tony Lema Dave Ragan Don January Bob Rosburg WM tW6ei1 Slllilirte Free Press school.

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For here all-wool suburban coats in distinctive weaves. And they're lined with luxurious, weightlessly warm Orion pile. Tailored with two deep slash attending the classes Monday Oscar Stanage, Detroit AL, 141 games, 1911." "See," said Oscar. "That tells the story. If my in-fielders hadn't dropped so many of my throws, I'd have had a lot more assists and a lot less errors.

But anyway, I'm in the book and I've been there exactly 50 years. That's not so bad now, is it?" 'There's Only a Few of Us Left' STANAGE SAW THE TIGERS PLAY "quite a few times last summer." Especially when he knew Frank Lary was to be the pitcher. "There's a real one," he said. "Lary puts me in mind of the old-timers. He fires that ball, hangs in there all the time and alwrays acts like he knows what he's doing.

He's a throwback." Stanage never has seen a night game. "That's nonsense," Oscar stated. "Baseball's a sun game." The recent death of Cobb saddened Stanage. "They're dropping off," he decried. "All of my old mates on that 1909 pennant winner.

We were a lively bunch. Now there's only a handful of us still around." He ticked 'em' off on a gnarled hand, symbol of the years he spent back of the plate "Let's see Sam Crawford's still going out in California, where I came from. Donie Bush, that old rascal, is kicking around down at Indianapolis. Still in the game, too. Owns the club, I guess.

Davey Jones lives up in Wisconsin, and I see George Moriarty once in a while. "Those four fellows and I are all that's left. Bush is the kid of the lot. He's 73, or says he is anyway. Moriarty is 77.

Crawford and Jones are 81. "Time sure goes fast. Seems like just the other day that we took on Hans Wagner and the Pirates in the World Series. They beat us, four games to three. "Too bad.

That was my first year with the Tigers. I left 'em in 1925. Never did get in another Series. But I'm not complaining. "Lots of the other old-timers are gone.

I'm still around or Tuesday nights. Those who were unable to make it Mon Special to the Free Press HAMILTON, Ont. Gordie day night still can take their first lesson Tuesday night. or pockets and side vents. In grey, olive brown; sizes 36 50 regular, 38-46 long.

Look Who's In Town! Howe rapped in two goals Monday night as the Red Wings whipped their Hamilton Junior A amateur farm club, 4-1. Vic Stasiuk and Len Lunde also scored goals as the Wings opened a three-game exhibition trip that takes them to Sudbury Wednesday and North Bay Thursday. The Junior Wings played the opening game of the double-header and lost to the Hamilton Bs, 4-3. i nr Manager Bob Scheffing of the Tigers flew into snow-cov ered Detroit Monday, leaving ARBORLAND, WOODWARD WONDERLAND OPEN TUESDAY TO 9 P.M. behind the sun and 70-degree temperature of hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.

Scheffing, Here for the Tigers' annual press party at the Sheraton Cadillac Hotel Tuesday night, will confer with Rick Ferreli, the Tigers' personnel director, to finalize their spring-training plans. Ouch, Olivet! OLIVET Defiance (O.) College handed Olivet its fifth loss in six games Monday night, breezing to a 73-53 victory. i I SHELBY- 4 STATE WONDERLAND ARSORLAND CENTER WOODWARD AT MCNTi NORTHLAND GRAND RIVER 4 GREENFIELD MACK MCR0SS CENTER EASTLAND CENTER WEST3CRN CENTER I LINCOLN PARK AmikmK i 1 i i i.

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