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COUNTY Star-Free Press Sports B-2 Monday, March 13, 1967 jim guthrie WHO'S LONELY? CATURDAY NIGHT very easily could be the loneliest night of the week if you happen to be all by yourself in the sports department of a newspaper while waiting for things to get over with so you can put out Sunday morning's edition. The only people you have to talk to are reporters from the news room who run down the hall on cheir way to chase an ambulance or something and guys who are having arguments in bars over who won the 1923 World Series. (It was the New York Yankees, by the way. They beat the Giants that year, four games to two.) But it isn't too lonely around here because we have a wire machine to keep us company. It keeps you busy reading all the stories it sends, not all of which make it into the paper because there just isn't enough space.

The best stories are the ones which get the imagination going, and a couple of those really livened the place up this weekend. The first was a sidelight to that riot they had in New York's Madison Square Garden, following that wild fight between Ismael Laguna and Frankie Narvaez. It was about one William Verigan, a United Press International sportswriter who showed great valor in the line of duty by remaining a at his typewriter to finish writing his story after suffering a severe gash over an eye by a flying whisky bottle. Now, that's a little hard for me to believe. First, I can't imagine any sportswriter putting himself in the position to be hit by something as crass as a whisky bottle; and second, I just don't believe any sportswriter would hang around while a riot was going on.

A certain hack whose initials are J.G. almost got involved in one a few years ago when members of the Ventura College and El Camino basketball teams had a rather lively disagreement, but he got out of there 50 fast that he almost received a speeding ticket before he even got to his car. But if it's true, Bill, hang in there; maybe there's hope for our profession yet. The second was about another altercation at Madison Square Garden which just has to rank No. 1 on the list of places you shouldn't go to watch anything involving Montreal Canadians' hockey goalie Gump Worsley and some irate New York Ranger fan.

The fan, it seems, tossed an egg from the upper tiers and hit the Gumper on the head with it, causing a mild concussion. The story said smelling salts were administered to Worsley, but what I wondered about, considering what he was hit with, did they administer smelling pepper, too? ALSO Saturday HAVE nights. a chance Here's to what catch I up mean: on your mail University of California at Santa Barbara publicity director Donn Bernstein reports that the Easter Relays should be something worth traveling to La Playa Stadium to see March 25. The AAU-NCAA feud hasn't exactly helped the Easter Relays in recent years because the field has just included high school, junior college and college performers, with the AAU stars passing them up. But this year, there will be quite a few of the best collegians around.

For instance, USC is bringing along a pair of 17- ft. pole vaulters in Bob Seagren, who's been setting some sort of an indoor record almost every week this winter, and Paul Wilson. Seagren's best outdoors is while Wilson has done 17-1. Tommie Smith, San Jose State's world record holder in the 220-yard dash, will also be there, and the high jump will have the likes of Otis Burrell (7-2) and Ed Caruthers But that's all you get because everything is Pistons Dim Laker Hopes For Second LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Detroit moved back into a fourth place tie in the Western Division and kept Los Angeles from staying up with second place St. Louis as the Pistons scored a 120-104 victory over the Lakers Sunday night in the Sports Arena.

The win gave the Pistons the season series over the Lakers the first time since 1960. Four of the Pistons' five victories in the ni series were by three points or less. Los Angeles, now 1-1-2 games behind St. Louis with only three remaining, played without both Jerry West and Walt Hazzard. West has a pulled hamstring muscle in his thigh and Hazzard a heavy chest cold.

Rookie Dave Bing and former coach Dave DeBusschere led the Pistons with 26 points apiece, while Archie Clark and Elgin Baylor had 23 each for Los Angeles. The game was tied 38-38 early in the second period when Bing, who had been scoreless to that point, ran off four consecutive baskets to spark the Pistons to a 58-49 halftime advantage. Bing added seven more baskets in the second half and DeBusschere contributed 14 points in the last quarter as Detroit was never threatened in the final 18 minutes. NBA Results Los Angeles Baylor 9 Hwkns 8 Imhoff 0 Clark 10 Godrch Barnes Counts Chmbrs 5 Block 0 Finkel 0 Totals 42 Los Angeles Detroit Fouled out: Total fouls: New York (120) Jhnson 6 Reed 5 Belimy 14 Bryant 6 Russel 12 Akin 2 Crwird 0 Komves 4 Molis 1 Totals 50 New York Philadelphia Fouled out: Team Fouls: 25. Att: 14,386.

(104) Detroit (120) 5-8 23 Debshr 8-8 26 4-7 20 Trsvnt 6 6 0-1 5-7 17 2-6 2 Strwdr 3-5 23 Miles 9 1-2 19 5-6 17 Bing 11 4-6 26 0-0 6 Arsdle 2 45 8 0-0 2 Hghtwr 3 44 10 0-0 10 Murrey 0-0 1-3 1 Hogset 0 2-2 2 0-0 20-35 104 Totals 46 28-35 120 30 19 26 29 104 31 27 25 37 120 None Los Angeles 24, Detroit 25 Philadelphia (131) 5-8 17 Jacksn 6 1-1 13 3-4 13 Walker 6 3-6 15 6-8 34 Chmbrn 3-5 1-2 13 Greer 16 6-7 38 2-3 26 Jones 5 4-4 14 0-0 4 Cnnghm 12 6-10 30 0-0 0 Gambee 2-3 4 00 8 Guokas 0 0-0 3-7 5 Weiss 1 0-2 2 Michni 0 0-0 0 20-32 120 Totals 53 25-38 131 29-34-25-32-120 27-29-40-35-131 None. New York 28, Philadelphia Boston (123) FT Howell 13 4-7 30 Sandrs 6 0-0 12 Russil 6 3-415 Jones 7 0-1 14 Segfrd 4 4-5 12 Nelson 5 1-3 11 Havick 10 1-2 21 Jones 13-6 5 Embry 11-2 3 Totals 53 17-30 123 Boston Baltimore Fouled out: Egan. Total fouls: Boston Attendance: 7,258 St. Louis (120) FT Beaty 6 3-3 15 Broges 3 4-7 10 Guerin 0 1-1 1 Hudson 14 10-10 38 Wikens 6 4-4 16 Cidwil 8 6-7 22 Silas 5 0-1 10 Snyder 2 0-0 4 Thorn 2 0-0 4 Totals 46 28-33 120 St. Louis Cincinnati Fouled out: None Total fouls: St.

Attendance: 4,235 Baltimore (118) FT Johnsn 10 4-5 24 Scott 14 3-3 31 Ellis 4-5 16 Brohll 6 6-8 18 Egan 5 0-0 10 Marin 7 2-2 16 Warley 11-1 3 Totals 49. 20-24 118 30 33 33 27-123 24 26 37 -31-118 21, Baltimore 24. Cincinnati (119) Drkng 7 7 Harstn 12 2226 Lucas 9 1-119 Rbrtsn 12 6-7 30 Smith 5 5-7 15 Chppli 0 0-0 0 Rbinsn 3-6 5 Wesley 2 2-4 6 Totals 48 23-31 119 24-37-28-31-120 32-28-37-22-119 Louis 25 Cincinnati 26 Pop Warner Grid Meeting Tonight An organizational meeting for a planned Ventura Pop Warner football team will be held tonight in room 15 of Buena High School at 7:30. The meeting is open to any interested adults in the city. The team will be for boys between 70 and 95 pounds in weight.

Watson Tops Cougar Named Player Of Year Roosevelt Watson, who score as many points some of the other players buts whose rebounding and hustle played a big part in Ventura High's perfect 14-0 season, has been named the 1967 Channel League basketball Player of the Year. Watson, a 6-ft. junior forward, was named the top player the league by the eight Channel coaches, who picked a sixfan first team and a five-man second squad. Watson was one of two Ventura players to be honored on the first team by a unanimous vote of the coaches, joining teammate Danny Roberts. Watson averaged, 13.3 points in league while Roberts carried a 15.6 average.

Buena High's Pete Parsons, who led the league in scoring with a 17.1 average, was another unanimous first team choice, along with Dave MeLucas Lambert of Oxnard "Barbara. Simi Valley's Dave Paynter out the first team selections. The second team included Ventura's Tony Bartholomew, Buena's Spencer Owen, Camarillo's Al Van Bastelaar, Oxnard's Lee Gage and Santa Barbara's Dave Thompson. There were no repeat allleaguers from last year, al. though Roberts was a second team selection in 1966.

Roberts was the only junior, honored on first or second teams, with the rest all being seniors. ROOSEVELT WATSON Player Of Year Hickman Still Swinging Big Dodger Stick VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) The more manager Walter Alston sees of Jim Hickman, the more he likes the trade that brought the 30-year-old outfielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I have been wanting to get him for two years," said Alston of the ex-New York Met outfielder after watching Hickman hit a single Sunday in a 4-2 exhibition loss to Atlanta at West Palm Beach. "Hickman has hit the ball as hard as anyone in camp this spring and that's unusual, because he is considered to be a slow starter.

I don't know if I can play him every day, but I think he'll surprise some people this year." The Dodgers acquired Hickman and second baseman Ron Hunt last December in the trade that sent Tommy Davis and Derrell Griffith to the Mets. Alston believes Hickman can be particularly useful against left hand pitching, something the Dodgers have had trouble with for years. Hickman also had a hit in Saturday's exhibition opener and seems fully recovered from a wrist fracture suffered last May. The newcomer was expected to be in the lineup again Monday as the Dodgers squared off in an exhibition in Vero Beach against Washington. Atlanta won Sunday's game when Rico Carty and Clete Boyer hit run-scoring singles in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie.

The Dodgers scored their two runs in the seventh after Jim: Lefebvre walked and Bob Bailey doubled. Lefebvre scored on a passed ball and Bailey trotted home on Jim Campanis' sacrifice fly. Alcindor, Walker Lead Cage Picks over with now, and I'm going home. guard Earl Monroe. TOGETHER AGAIN Ventura High's unbeaten CIF cham- Charlie Dunn, Dick Utter, Burt Crow, Bill Freeman, Jim pionship basketball team of 1948-49 was reunited Saturday Crockom and Moe Pulido.

Unable to attend the ceremonies night when it was honored during halftime of this season's were Bill Bailey, Oliver Ralston, Ron Sundfors and Gary title game at the Long Beach Sports Arena. Front row, Fissel. Tuttle also received a merit award from the Southern from left: Bob Smith, Ed Millan, Coach Bob Tuttle, Charles Fissel. Tuttle also received a merit award. Price, Ken Fay and Gabe Olivas.

Back row: Jim Cowan, ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Lew Alcindor, UCLA sophom*ore, and Jim Walker of Providence College The Sporting were unanimous selections, on America basketball team. The team was chosen by a vote of National Basketball Association general managers and chief scouts. Joining Alcindor, a center, and Walker, a guard, on the team were: Forwards Sonny Dove of St. John's and Elvin Hayes, of Houston, and Winston-Salem PETE PARSONS Buena High DAVE MC LUCAS Oxnard High San Marino Handicap Ends 'Anita Season ARCADIA.

Calif. (UPI)-A dozen grass specialists helped ring down the curtain on the winter meeting at Santa Anita today when they went postward in the featured San Marino Handicap at a mile and one half. The 1966-67 winter season was dedicated to recently retired jockey Johnny Longden, and the old riding master, who devotes his time to training horses, was represented in the San Marino by Frank McMahon's Snow Ball. But it was Bill Shoemaker, aboard probable favorited Galanomad, who commanded most of the attention as the successful season drew to close. Shoemaker was vying smash two Arcadia oval records today.

He attempted to expanders his own marks for the most winners and most stakes victories. He has already clinched his 17th consecutive riding championship here. Galanomad was top-weighted at 118 pounds for the distance test over the rainsoaked infield grass course. Besides Snow Ball, the other challengers included High Perch, Miss Rincon, Running Words, Chosun Victory, Walk Out, School Light, Republican Way, Acknowledge, Desert Love and Irish Hero. Longshot Niarkos' stretch drive to beat the favored Pretense by three lengths in the $125,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap last Saturday was still a prime topic for conversation today as the railbirds prepared to depart Arcadia for the quarter horse session which opens at Los Alamitos on March 31.

Jockey Alvaro Pineda was aboard as Niarkos caught topweighted Pretense in midstretch to win handily in the gruelling 1-3-4 miles test over the soggy grass course. The winner was clocked in 2:50 1-8. Surprising Biggs also caught Pretense at the time to finish second. while the favorite nipped Quicken Tree for third. Niarkos' win rewarded Hasty House.

Farms by $75,000, while followers in the crowd 53,000 got a return of $17.40, 8.60 and $5.20. Power Squadron Conference Set Kenneth Franklin, er of the Ventura Power Squadron, will lead the delegation of members from this city to the annual spring regional conference at Long Beach March 18. The conference of District 13 of the national organization will be held at the Lafayette Hotel. Baxter Wolf, Santa Barbara district officer, will greet the conferees and conduct the annual business meeting. Among plans to be discussed will be a the second annual District 13 Lake Powell Cruise, to be held May 20-27 with Errett H.

Hamilton, 3935 Ira Lynwood, the wagonmaster. DANNY ROBERTS Ventura High All 1967 Player School Height Grade Roosevelt Watson Ventura 6-0 Sr. 13.3 Danny Roberts Ventura 6-0 Jr. 15.6 Pete Parsons Buena 6-7 Sr. 17.1 Dave McLucas Oxnard 6-5 Sr.

15.0 Cliff Lambert Santa Barbara 6-0 Sr. 16.2 Dave Paynter Valley 6-2 Sr. 12.2 ALL-CHANNEL SECOND TEAM Al Van Bastelaar Camarillo 6-5 Sr. 13.2 Tony Bartholomew Ventura 6-9 Sr. 11.1 Spencer Owen Buena 6-1 Sr.

12.9 Lee Gage Oxnard 6-2 Sr. 12.1 Dave Thompson Santa Barbara 6-1 Sr. 10.4 HONORABLE MENTION BUENA-Ben Hill. VENTURA--Matt Furey. OXNARD-Steve Ford.

HUENEME John McCampbell. SIMI VALLEY Barry Hickenbottom. THOUSAND OAKS- -Mike Kohn, Alex Sinczewski. CAMARILLO Ross Hein. SANTA BARBARA- Jim Hicks.

average only. DAVE PAYNTER Simi Valley Illini President Denies Knowing About Fund CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -Dr. David D. Henry, president of the University of Illinois, Sunday vehemently denied he had any knowledge of the $21,000 athletic slush fund prior to his report to the Big Ten last December.

Dr. Henry called a charge that he knew about the fund "a total untruth." Doug Mills, former Illinois athletic director who resigned Dec. 1, a couple of weeks before the scandal broke, was quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times that Dr. Henry "knew as much about the fund as I did." a Columnist Irv Kupcinet asked Mills if he knew about the fund to and Mills was quoted as saying, "Let's just say that I and othat the university just looked the other way. And that includes Dr.

Henry." Mills also was quoted as say. ing, "That $21,000 over a fiveyear period is peanuts comfunds some of the conference schools are expending in extra financial aid to athletes. They've made a mountain out of a molehill in the case of Illinois. And Dr. Henry has contributed to this." Mills also was quoted as saying he had nothing to do with starting or administering the fund.

Martin Named Coach For West SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-Ben Martin, who starred at Navy as a player and more recently has led the Air Force Academy as head coach, topped the West coaching staff named the 43rd annual Shrine Eastfootball game at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium, Dec. 31. Named as Martin's assistants for the game which benefits crippled childrens hospitals were Dee Andros of Oregon State and Ray Willsey of California. Ara Parshegian of Notre Dame, Alex Agase of Northwestern and Paul Dietzel of South Carolina previously were named coaches of the East team. Martin has been head coach at the Air Force nine years and last year was an assistant West coach under John Ralston of Stanford in the Shrine classic.

Neither Willsey nor Andros previously has served in the East-West game. Willsey is a graduate of California and has been head coach of the Golden Bears for three years after stints as an assistant at Washington and Texas in the collegiate ranks and with the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Redskins in the pros. Andros was a star at Oklahoma and served his apprenticeship as an assistant at California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, Nebraska and Illinois before he hooked on as head coach at Idaho in 1963. He moved on to Oregon State in 1965.

Grid 'Iron Man' Nesser, 73, Dies In reply, Dr. Henry said, "That Mills knew little about the fund and its operation is belied by investigators and, witnesses on record both from the Big Ten and the university's staff." He added, "That anybody at a higher administrative level than himself, including me and my faculty representative, had any knowledge of the fund or of the improper activities is a total untruth." Mills could not be reached for comment on Dr. Henry's statement. Bill Reed, Big Ten commissioner, also could not be reached for comment. The scandal broke in mid-December when assistant athletic director Mel Brewer, bypassed as a successor to Mills, reportedly revealed the existence of the fund to Dr.

Henry. Dr. Henry then made an immediate report to the Big Ten, placed football Coach Pete Elliott and basketball Coach Harry Combes on probation and prohibited athletes involved from further competition. Big Ten athletic directors met and ordered the university to fire Elloitt, Combes and assistant coach Howie Braun or face suspension or expulsion from conference. Dr.

Henry appealed the case to the faculty representatives on the basis the punishment was harsh." The faculty group upheld the directors, ruled five athletes permanently ineligible three temporarily ineligible and six others had either left school or were cleared. The university, however, has until March 17 to serve notice for an appeal to show cause why its conference membership should not be suspended or terminated if the three coaches are not fired. AKRON, Ohio (UPI)- -Al Nesser, who was once known as profootball's "iron man," died at a hospital here at the age of 73. Nesser, who never wore a helmet or padding during his 30 years as a football guard, grew up with professional football, and played against such immortals as Knute Rockne and Jim Thorpe. With theirs, his name is enshrined in the Helms Foundation's Hall of Fame at Los Angeles, and at the NFL football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

In 1935, when he retired from the game at the age of 45, he began a meteoric professional boxing career. It ended when he got his teeth knocked out during the sixth round of a bout during which he managed to knock down his opponent 19 times Because of Nesser's bleeding mouth, the referee declared him the loser. The TKO was Nesser's first boxing defeat. All his previous opponents had gone down in the first minute of the first round. Nesser began his football career in his native Columbus, Ohio.

He and his seven brothers -and three more Nesser relatives-made up the Columbus panhandles in 1905. His parents supplied water and bandages. He went on to the Akron Indians in 1917, when the National Football League was in its embryonic stages. Later he played with the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, and went on to coach semi-pro teams after he played his last game in 1935. Nesser is survived by one son, Richard Nesser of Plainville, Connecticut, and two daughters, Mrs.

Richard Memmer and Miss Constance Nesser, both of Akron. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Akron. Angels Invading Arizona To Test Indians' Attack TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI)-The California Angels invaded territory of one of their former, mates today when they met the Joe Adco*ck-managed Cleveland Indians in a spring training exhibition game at Hi Corbett Field. Adco*ck, who played for the Angels the past three seasons, is making his debut as a manager this year.

The Indians lost to the San Francisco Giants, 7-4, Sunday and are 1-1 on the Cactus League trail. The Angels also lost Sunday when they were swamped by the Chicago Cubs, 10-2, at Palm Springs. Southpaw Ken Holtzman, the Cubs' leading pitcher last year as a rookie, hurled three perfect innings to lead Chicago to its first victory in three games this spring. The Cubs jumped on Angel starter Marcelino Lopez for four runs in the first two innings and then greeted rookie righthander Jim McGlothlin for four more tallies in the fourth and fifth frames. California scored its only tallies on a two-run single by outfielder Jose Cardenal in the fourth.

The Angeles are also 1-1 in the I Cactus League standings. VOLKSWAGENS PENNY PINCHERS! Find out how you can save money at your VW Dealer! MASTERSON MOTORS, INC. 3111 E. Main, Ventura 642-8181.

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