European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 21 1968, Page 19

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 21, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseRage the stars and stripes it. T h Lufi annual Challenge comes up a my hmm Bah he hmm Good enough to c wednesday february 21, 1968 e n Grenoble France up every time the russians clobber the rest of the world in Amateur the russians would be interesting to play North american professional hockey the oldest argument in clubs said Tarasov the Manthe game is rehashed. Soviet coach Anatoli Tarasov answer edit again after his team had whipped Canada 5-0 to win the olympic Gold medal. Yes he said i think we could easily beat some of the teams in the National Tarasov his team still Cele Brating a sixth consecutive world championship As winners of the1968 olympics has made the same Challenge every year 1.1uuo, Cicur i ill Ellmost responsible for the supremacy of soviet hockey we could test our strength against theirs and Settle these russians lost one match this Winter their first in five years but Tarasov is convinced the 1968 squad is stronger than the ones which swept unbeaten Over the rest of the world in every world tournament since 1963. We Are now stronger than last year he said and we Are russians hoist goalie Victor Kon Valenko. After title clinching win Over Canada getting better every year. We Are always learning and we have some Bright youngsters that might be a soviet scorecard. On the strength of its showing at Grenoble the russians could stand Pat for the next couple years. No other team certainly not the United states is any where near their class. Eight russians received vote for an All olympic squad picked by sports writers but even the also rans could tar for anyone else. The Only russian player overlooked were goalies Victor Kon Valenko and Victor Zinger who played twice and let in Only one score. Firsov Leader the team assembled by Tara Sov who began 22 years ago to build a russian team from scratch is led by Brilliant Anatoli ack ack Firsov a 23-year-old army officer. Like everyone else on the team Firsov is a full time hockey player. He dominated All olympic scorers and climaxed a tremendous series by scoring twice inthe climactic win Over Canada that clinched the already wears the title merited master of sport As result of his selection in 1967 As the most valuable player of thew Orlu championships. Now the Only suitable thing left for hims the Kremlin key. Other threat but Firsov in t the Only offensive threat. The first four scorers at Grenoble were rus Sian including superstar probably playing in his last Winter games. This washes third olympics and he obviously is near ing the end of the International line. He would still stand up Well though in a rough and Tumble match against anyone from thenal. Whether the russians would win is something not. Good professionals can always beat Good doubt remains and Tarasov is on Safe ground i throwing out his annual Chal Lenge. The pros can t afford total the Chance and Tarasov knows it. Safe cagers crush Alaska in worldwide Maxwell fab Ala. Special the Safe basketball Tea opened its bid for an air Force worldwide title Here monday a whipping the alaskan air command 96-80. Y Safe represented by the Ramstein Germany rams us scheduled to take on defending Champion military air command tuesday. Mac decision Ned United command 95-80, in its one Nim contest and came Back to whip air Force logistics 85-76 air training command and tactical air command also round victories in monday s action. At bombed Strats air command 110-90, and tag overcame air Force systems command 88-70. At later conquered air defense command 94-84 in its second game of the Day. Four Safe cagers hit double figures. Pete Mccarthy led the assault with 18 Points Joe Williams had 16, Reggie Minton followed with 15 and Tom Reed added 11. Cleve Zachary paced Mac with 31the tournament continues through Friday 7 greats added to Hall of Fame in pro football new York a professional football s Hall of Fame opened the Gates monday to seven new members Cliff Battles Art Donovan Elroy Hirsch Wayne Millner Marion Motley Charlie Trippi and Alex Wojcie Howicz. The new men wih be inducted formally at ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio during the summer. No Date has Hirsch Trippi been set for the induction which will be held As part of a Scala that will include an exhibition game Between National football league teams. The addition of the new Mem Bers brings the Hall s total to 54. A Board of selectors composed of 15 sports writers radio and television men from nil cities 5o viennese demonstrate for Schranz Vienna up some 50demonstrators marched in grim silence to the French embassy in Vienna monday night to pro test austrian ski King Kar Schranz s disqualification in the olympic slalom event last Satur Day in Grenoble France. The demonstrators were representatives of various austrian youth and sports organizations. Four demonstrators were granted Entrance to the embassy. They tried to hand a letter of protest to embassy officials. The officials refused acceptance of the letter though on grounds they were by no Means responsible for decisions of an olympic jury even if dominated by frenchmen. Pro notes papa Bear 73, honoured com z Badminton tourney Munich special the come Badminton championships will be staged at Warne. Cavern her saturday and sunday with com petition in singles and doubles new York a George Halas who soon will be starting his 41st year As a coach of the Chicago bears at the age of 73, received an award for Long an meritorious service to pro foot Ball monday night at the dinner of the new York chapter of the professional football writers association. The Pioneer owner coach who has run the bears since organizing the club As the Decatur Stal yes in 1920, spoke briefly of his experiences. He had tried to re tire two or three times but Al ways came Back. John Unitas Baltimore quarterback and Daryle Lamonica Oakland raiders quarterback also were cited for special Hon ors As the outstanding player sin the major pro leagues. The awards for the two players consisted of Silver canisters con Taining films with High spots of their careers. Several of the old bears were among those were Sid Luck Man Joe Stydahar George Mcafee de Kolman Ken Kavanaugh and Jimmy Conzel Man. Green Bay up the Green Bay packers monday named Wayne Robinson Alin backing coach for the As Well As open and senior Divi Back to pay their respects to Toons. Halas known As papa 8th div schedules weightlifting meet bad Kreuz Nach Germany special the 8th div will stage its weightlifting Champion ships at Rose Barrack in bad Kreuz Nach March 2.personnel in the Pathfinder division interested in competing in either the open or Novice championships can make arrangements by calling their local a Rico. All winners will Advance tothe Usa eur championships scheduled for March 23-24 a Fuerth s Montieth Barracks gymnasium. Houston oilers defensive Back Field coach succeeding Jerry Burns. Earlier in the Day Burns was named offensive coach and no. 1 assistant to Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant. Robinson 38, is the first new assistant named by Phil Bengt son new head coach of the professional football champions. Bengtson was named head coach earlier this month when vice Lombard retired fro Active coaching. Robinson is a native of Minneapolis and was Captain of the 1951 University of Minnesota football team. He played five seasons As a linebacker with the Philadelphia eagles before entering coaching. He was an assistant coach under Grant at Winnipeg of the Canadian football league and ahead coach later of the British Columbia Lions of the Sam league. Burns also a former Grant continued on Page s8j actually agreed on the new members in mid january. The result was held up until Mon Day coinciding with the opening of the annual meetings of the american and National football leagues. Battles a slashing halfback from West Virginia Wesleyan and Millner the notre Dame end who caught the winning pass in the memorable 1935game with Ohio state were teammates on the Washington redskins. They represent the 1933-43 Era. The other player were from the 1944-64 period. Battles played with the Bosto braves Boston redskins and Washington redskins and late was an assistant coach under Lou Little at Columbia. Millner a standout in four championship games was with the redskins both in Boston and Washington. He coached the Philadelphia eagles in 1951. Hirsch a halfback and end from Wisconsin led the nil in scoring and pass receptions in1951 and wound up with career totals of 6,299 Yards and 53touchdowns for the old Chicago rockets and the los Angel srams. Known As crazy legs for his great broken Field ability Hirsch still is with the rams Asan assistant to the president. Motley a product of Canton Ohio High school and Nevada was a great fullback and Blocker for Paul Brown s old teams at Cleveland in both the All America conference and the nil. He finished his career a Pittsburgh in 1955. Trippi a halfback Quarter Back from Georgia reached his Peak in the years when the Chi Cago cardinals now St. Louis were Riding High he teamed with Paul Christman Pat harder and Elmer Angsman in the cards so called dream Back Field. Donovan a regular defensive tackle until the age of 37, hit the Heights with the Baltimore Colt but also played with the new York yanks and the Dallas Tex As. When the going was the Tough est Wojciechowic always was in the thick of it at Center or a linebacker with Detroit or Phil Adelphia. Wojie As he was known was a teammate of Vince Lombard on Fordham famous seven blocks of Granite. Nationalist China enters Mexico City a nation Alist China will Send 68 athletes to the olympic games Here oct.1227, the mexican olympic organizing committee has reported

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