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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 15, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 8-Hinnington Banner tuesday february 15, 1966 catamounts visit Catholic High As hoop season draws to close by Tom Hughes tournament time is right around the Corner and for Bennington two Southern Vermont league representatives tonight s Battle will be far More important for the spirit and sparkle of a Hometown rivalry than for the importance of the outcome. The Beni catamounts 3-15 for the season and mired almost inevitably in tenth place have Little Chance of knocking off the newly re crowned Southern Vermont league champions from Bennington Catholic. But the nature of the rivalry and of the game a being what it is the cats will be out there battling for the full 32 minutes. For the sabers a loss would mean Little in the standings or in their comfortable play Down position. But the Pride of a Superb record and of beating their neighbors should be incentive enough. Also it will be the last Home appearance for four seniors Tom Caron Stan Kraw Czyk Bill Deery and Walt Morrissey. Naturally a performance to remember will be the goal of each. The game will be the last Between the two schools since next season it. Anthony Union High will supplant Beni in the sol. For All these reasons a tight Well played Ball game hoop results Soi i la i in i Kmon i Bellows Falls 72, Brattleboro 64 West Rutland 86, Otter Valley 47 can be expected by anyone dropping by the Saber gym tonight. Burr and Burton 6-8 in the Marble Valley league and still in the running for a spot in the hoop schedule so Thern Vernon i Beni at chs Msj at Rutland Springfield at Windsor Marble Valley bus at Ludlow Wallingford at Proctor Woodstock at Chester Poultney at St. Mike s non be a Golf Shoreham at Nuhs class Quot i Quot play Down Hopes to improve its record with a win Over Black River High of Ludlow. The presidents bumped off Cliff Weymouth s charges in the teams first encounter 61-56. North Bennington faces Shoreham High at the governor gym. The Bob Nolan quintet surprised the Molly Stark league and Many people who saw the team Early in the season by tying Arlington for the league Crown. The governors along with Dave f Hedrickson s eagles have applied for a Chance at the class Quot a Quot Southern play Downs. Elsewhere in the sol Msj visits the Rutland hard court for a Crosstown Battle that could produce the Best basketball game of the evening. At the same time the Springfield Cosmos travel Guerin retires As player becomes full time Couch St. Louis up a irishman Richie Guerin whose temper rivals that of Boston celtics coach red Auerbach said today All he needs is a Bob Pettit or Rick Barry to make life easy As coach of the St. Louis Hawks next season. The 33-year-old Guerin announced his retirement monday night As a player in order to concentrate As a Hawks coach. Guerin said he will finish out the season padding his Point scoring which now totals 13,125. Quot its my own decision to retire As a player Quot said Guerin at a news conference. Guerin s 10-year-old daughter Patti had innocently Given away her daddy s secret 24 hours earlier in talking to a up newsman. Quot my daddy in t going to play next year Quot Patti had said after the Hawks had Defeated the Cincinnati royals 104-102 sunday afternoon. Hawks owner Ben Kerner famous for hiring and firing coaches said he was Happy with Guerin who joined the Hawks As a player in october 1963 and advanced to the Job of coach when Kerner fired Harry Gallatin at Christmas 1964. Guerin put in to years As a National basketball association player seven years with the new York kicks after graduating from Iona College. World Champion half Miler injured w Hile watching to by Milton Richman i sports writer new York up a the world indoor record Holder for the Hall tulle also is the world Champion television fan. Or rather he was until a week ago. That was when Tommy Farrell of St. Johns University had the props literally knocked right out from under him while innocently sitting and watching to at his girl friends House. Now television has been indoor Tennis tourney opens Salisbury my. Up a Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield Calif., the top ranking player in the country met yugoslavian Champion Bora Jovanovic today in an opening round match of the 63rd United states indoor Tennis tournament. Arthur Ashe of Richmond va., the no. 2 player in the ., also will see action against a Idle a Mukerjea of India tonight. All 32 players in the singles were scheduled to play their first round matches today. Chuck Pasarell of puerto Rico the third seeded american was paired against Joaquin Loyo Mayo of Mexico and fourth seeded Ron Holmberg of Dallas tex., squared off against Dmitri Sturdza of Switzerland. Manuel Santana of Spain the National Champion is top seeded among foreign entries and his opening round match was against Dick Dell of Bethesda my. Blamed for Many things including killing the minors but this is the first time on record it has Ever been responsible for actually putting an athlete out of commission. It seems Farrell was sitting on the floor at the time of his Freak Accident and he folded his legs in tailor fashion. That was his first mistake remaining in that position for half an hour was his second one. When he tried to get up he experienced a sudden spasm in the Back of his leg. He says he Quot never Felt anything like it in my life the 21-year-old Farrell owner of the world indoor record of 1 49.8 in the 880, thought Little More about what had happened to him until last fridays Usuff invitational in which he was scheduled to run the 600. He thought so Little of his to episode in fact he did no to even bother to Tell St. Johns head Trainer Jack Gimmler about it. No one Ever would have guessed anything was wrong before last fridays 600 As Farrell took his usual warm up and did his customary stretching exercises. And then it came time for the race. Trying to get out in front Early Farrell sprinted toward the first turn in an Effort to beat the rest of the Field amt suddenly pulled up As the others dashed by him. Up in the Madison Square Garden press Box there was a great Deal of head scratching when it was merely announced Farrell had said he suffered a Charley horse watching television. Farrell said it nothing More what that was All was explained nothing less. But his St. Johns teammates let him get off that easily. Quot hey Tommy a they kidded him Quot what were you watching Batman or Peyton place Quot Farrell thought and thought but remember what program he was watching at the time. All he could recall was that he had gotten up from the floor quickly he Felt a Sharp twinge like a cramp and nothing like that had Ever happened to him before. He took a Whirlpool treatment at St. Johns gym monday and is scheduled for his first workout tomorrow since his abortive Effort in the Usuff. Farrell who set his indoor half mile record in the new York . Meet last year is entered in his specially in that same track meet at the Garden this Friday. He thinks hell be ready to go but still Isnit sure. His Competition will be formidable. There a Bill Crowers of Canada whom he Hasni to faced on the boards since last years Nyack meet George Germann Winner of the 800 meters in a dual meet with Russia at Kiev last year Robin Lingle a recent Winner in Philadelphia and soviet speedster Remira Mitrofanov. Naturally Farrell is anxious to keep his title. In the 880, that is. Someone else is Welcome to his to watching title. To Windsor for a game on Quot the both Bennington Catholic and Beni Are playing better Ball than on Jan. 4 when they first met. At that time the cats were incredibly cold with Steve Green set capturing High scoring honors for the team with to Points. The Byr Nemen played about even with the sabers for the first period but dropped away quickly. Vastly improved play from Jeff Bergquist Tom Coyne Mike Der Osia and Jim Keir As Well As Greenslet s consistency from outside should make the cats a tougher opponent this time. Catholic High was in the midst of a Ball handling slump at the time of that last game and All of the Bizzarro boys threw the Ball away with surprising frequency. But things have been very right for the sabers of late with the backcourt duties being handled with distinction by Al Plante and Bill Brooks the rebounding to perfection by Caron Krawczyk and Don Chaffin and the defense equally Well by the whole team. A Ltd Lucr refuses to delay trial Milwaukee up a circuit judge Elmer roller monday night refused to postpone Start of trial from feb. 28 to july i in the antitrust suit against baseball despite the defendants claims they have too Little time to prepare. Quot i see nothing new or different in the arguments presented tonight Quot roller said after National league counsel Bowie Kuhn had argued that a delay was needed because of further deposition taking and a Quot failure to the plaintiffs to narrow the the state of Wisconsin seeking to Block the move of the braves to Atlanta has charged the action violates state antitrust and common Law. Trial originally was to have started feb. I. It was postponed to March 7, then moved ahead to feb 28. Quot we be been moving heaven and Earth to try to take depositions in the Little time allowed us Quot Kuhn said. Quot we be been talking to or 15 depositions a Day. The feb. 28 Date is a reasonable impossibility Quot to prepare a defense. Wysong takes first in 4injury open9 new ump a Emmett Ashford warms up for the coming Diamond Campaign with a Charity game in Anaheim Calif. The new Man in Blue for the american league will be the first negro to Umpire in the majors. Bob Rodgers of the Angels is catching. Up mets sign Kranepool seek another slugger Phoenix Ariz. Up a they should have called it Quot the injury the Winner of the $60,000 Phoenix open Golf tournament was a quiet 26-year-old texan named Dudley Wysong jr., who played the final round with an injured Finger. And the front runner for three rounds who lost the $9,000 top prize but managed to Salvage second place was Gardner Dickinson jr., whose bad Back almost forced him to quit in the final round. During this 72-Hole event a dozen professionals had to withdraw because of illness or injury including Tony Lerna last years second leading Money Winner. Lerna will be off the tour six to eight weeks with a bad Elbow. Wysong who has not won a pea title in almost three years on the tour and was beaten 8 and 6 by Jack Nicklaus in the finals of the National Amateur in 1961, came from six shots Back to Edge Dickinson by a single stroke a a six under Par 278 to 279. Although the Little Finger on his right hand broken twice in prep football bothered him throughout the round Wysong charged in with five birdies and 13 pars for a closing 66 on the Par 71, 6,765-Yard Phoenix country club course. That shot him past Dickinson and Gene Littler. At one Point on the Back nine All three were tied at four under Par. Dickinson squeezed in a three footer on 18 for a Birdie and a final round of 73 to take second place Money of $5,000, while the always consistent Littler had 17 pars and a Birdie for a 70 and a 280 total which gave him third place and $4,000. Johnny Pott with a closing 67 for 282, tied with Mason Rudolph for fourth George Archer with a 69 was All alone at 283, and pea Champion Dave Marr and Dick Sikes matched Par 284. Billy Casper tied for 17th with 287, Arnold Palmer was Back in the pack in a tie for 34th and Ken Venturi finished in a tie for 30th with 290. United press International first baseman de Kranepool of the new York mets in t about to make new yorkers forget Lou Gehrig any too soon but at 21 years of age its something when your Boss mentions you in the same breath with Ken Boyer. Kranepool the Young infielder the mets signed out of High school in 1962, inked his 1966 contract with new York monday and club president George Weiss said that the mets were hoping to land another slugger to go with Kranepool and Boyer and make the teams attack More formidable. Quot there a Boyer and Kranepool a a the Metsy president said As he Analysed the teams Power Quot i would prefer a left handed hitter the Way our club is stacked up now but i done to say a right handed hitter would not be infielder Danny Napoleon and outfielder Al Luplow also agreed to terms with the mets for the upcoming season bringing the teams total signings to 30. Five other teams also got into the signing act monday with All Star Pitcher Pete Richert of the Washington senators producing the most notable signature. Richert a Southpaw got off to a slow Start with one Victory and four losses through May 25, but he finished Strong with a 15-12 record Overall. He also posted a 2.60 earned run average which was fifth Best in the american league. West Covington acquired from Philadelphia last month signed his contract with the Chicago cubs. The 33-year-old outfielder hit .247 last season but boasts a lifetime .282 Mark. Covington a signature left the cubs with Only one player not under contract Pitcher Bob Humphreys. Shortstop Dick Schofield who was traded from Pittsburgh even up for Jose Pagan last year came to terms with the san Francisco giants but he is expected to receive some Strong compete Teton for a starting berth from Tito Fuentes. Schofield a Good Glove Man batted Only .209 in 1965. The pirates and the Minnesota twins each signed two players. Pittsburgh inked Southpaw Pitcher Luke Walker and infielder outfielder Bob Robertson while the twins corralled pitchers Dave Boswell and Bill Pleis. The pirates need Only five More signatures to Complete their Spring roster while Minnesota still lacks 12 signed wildcats open up wide pol margin contracts. In nil sets generous formula for stocking new Falcons Palm Beach Fla. Up a the new Atlanta Falcons were to find out today which players on the other 14 National football league fl4fl teams will be theirs for the asking. The Falcons who make their debut this coming season will get to choose a total of 42 veterans through a formula worked out during a lengthy nil session monday. The rather complicated formula allows each of the 14 teams to freeze 29 of 40 players while the Falcons pick one of the remaining la then take Back two More before the Falcons get to pick two from the remaining eight. The formula was far More generous than Falcons owner Rankin Smith or coach Norb Hecker had expected. They had feared that the league might set the freeze level at 32 or even higher leaving Atlanta few players to choose from. Nil commissioner Pete Rozelle said the Atlanta formula was More generous than that Given either the Dallas cowboys or the Minnesota Vikings when they entered the league considering the Falcons Success in the College draft. Rozelle pointed out that although the other teams froze Only 25 or 36 players for Dallas the cowboys did not take part in the draft in 1960. The Vikings did take part in the draft but when it came time to select veterans the nil froze 30 of 38. Earlier in the Day the league signed a two year contract with lbs television for $2 million a game for broadcast rights to the nil championship game. This was $200,000 a game higher than the previous contract for the championship clash and was in addition to the $18.8 million per year contract which lbs has for televising regular season nil games. To receive award South Bend ind. Up a Court of appeals judge Robert Kelley will receive the notre Dame basketball award at the notre Dame St. Johns game tonight. Kiley was a three letter Man at notre Dame in 1919 and 1920, and served As assistant to former football coach Knute Rockne. New York up a the Kentucky wildcats opened up a sizable Lead Over runner up Duke and surprising Texas Western climbed into third place in the weekly United press International major College basketball ratings today. Kentucky which assumed the top spot last week received 31 first place votes from the 35-Man Board of coaches and 346 Points both High Marks for the current season. Duke upset by West Virginia Drew Only a single first place nomination and 294 Points. Texas Western which along with Kentucky were the nation s Only major undefeated teams through saturday feb. 12, was named no. I on three ballots and received 190 Points to Trade places with Loyola 111.which dropped to fifth. Providence held fourth place in the ratings with a 17-2 record. St. Joseph s which ran roughshod Over two opponents last week vaulted two positions to sixth shoving Kansas and Vanderbilt Down one notch apiece to seventh and eighth. Nebraska and Michigan each received increased support but failed to move up in the ratings finishing ninth and 10th, respectively. Kentucky Winner of its first 19 games was Only four Points Short of a perfect 350 total. The wildcats were rated no lower than second by any of the coaches. Texas Western Victor in its first 18 encounters proved its poise by scoring two overtime wins last week. The miners toppled Arizona 81-72 in an extra session and overcame a 16-Point deficit to Edge new Mexico 67-64. Aba standings Eastern division Boston Philadelphia Cincinnati new York w. L. 41 20 38 22 37 23 23 35 pct. .672 .633 .617 .397 Western division los Angeles Baltimore san Francisco St Louis Detroit w. 35 29 28 26 18 l. 28 34 35 34 44 pct. .556 .460 .444 .433 .290 monday s results Philadelphia 149 Detroit 123 new York 138 san fran 125 Only games scheduled tuesdays games Boston at Cincinnati St. Louis is. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Detroit at Baltimore new York at los Angeles Bill russell9s Book explains finances in basketball la arid Arrow shorts sleeveless shirts Adams clothes shop Quot Quot shoes too Quot we carry a Complete line plumbing supplies 113 depot St. Dial 2-6343 Bennington it. Skiers reunion a the 1936 olympic ski team poses 30 years later at the Sun Valley ski club at the Idaho resort. Left to right Are Clarita Heath Bright Milton mass. Grace Lindley Mcknight Wayzata Minn. Helen Boughton Lee Mcalpine Convent . Betty Woolsey Wilson Wyom. Marian Mckean Wigglesworth Wilson Wyom. Mary Bird Young Sharon Conn. Sun Valley by Dick Dew up sports w Riter Boston up a Bill Russell Pivot Man of the eight time Champion Boston celtics is the highest paid player in professional basketball history because he insisted on a Dollar a year More than Arch rival Wilt Chamberlain. In a newly published Book Quot go up for glory Quot Russell said the celtics originally offered him $75,000 for the current season. Then he said Quot Philadelphia announced that Wilt Chamberlain had signed a contract for three years at $100,000 a year. Quot Good for Wilt Chamberlain. And Good for Bill Russell. I just smiled and laughed and was Happy As hell. If Chamberlain was Worth $100,000, then i figured on the basis of All those championships i was Worth just one Dollar a year Russell said the celtics ultimately agreed and gave him a three year contract for $100,001 a year. The dangling negro superstar devotes much of the 217-Page Book published monday in Boston to Quot human rights Quot and his personal encounters with racial discrimination in a basketball career that has included All America honors at the University of san Francisco and an olympic Gold medal. But Quot go up for glory Quot also features attacks on College athletics the nations Amateur program the Olympics committee and National basketball association players and officials. The Book written with basketball writer Bill Mcsweeney of the Boston record american reveals a number of financial details pertaining to Russell s own career and to the celtics. Russell said Boston coach Arnold Quot red Quot Auerbach received $300,000 last year when the celtics were sold to the Ruppert Knickerbocker co. For $3 million. Russell explained that Auerbach had exercised an option to buy to per cent of the club at the Book value of $150,-000 shortly before the Sale. Auerbach in his final year As Boston coach but his first As the clubs $50,000-a-year general manager cleared $150,000 on the Deal according to Russell. The bearded defensive Ace five times the a bad a outstanding player also explained How he lost thousands of dollars by playing for the 1956 Olympic team. Russell recalled that Avery Brundage tried to prevent his olympic participation because he intended to turn professional. Russell described Brundage As Quot the Man who has sown so much confusion in Amateur Russell said the Olympic committee had promised to pay for his hernia operation in 1956 but reneged later because he had turned pro. He also said the University of san Francisco charged him full tuition for his final semester in 1957 because his basketball scholarship had expired after he led the school to two National championships. Russell said Many of the salary offers reportedly made to him when he was completing his College eligibility turned out to be false. He said the $50,000 that Abe Sapperstein of the Harlem globetrotters allegedly offered him turned out to be $17,000. Russell later signed with the late Walter a. Brown co owner of the celtics for $19,500. At first Russell said he agreed with Auerbach to sign for $22,-500 minus $6,000 for the two months he was playing in the olympics. But Brown boosted the pact by $3,000 when Russell actually signed because he did t want to Quot punish Quot Russell for winning a Gold medal in the 1956 olympics. V known of values open tonight still .

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