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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 27, 1967, Tokyo, Japan8th army stars usar opener rangers to Fate Dischinger co Sokiran Okinawa is Many fans awaiting the Start of the. 1967 . Army Pacific basketball tournament at Stilwell fieldhouse e Here raised their brows a bit when the eighth . Army All stars from the Republic of Korea were ticketed a slight tourney favourites Over former Purdue University All America and sex professional Star Terry Dischinger and the Hawaii Delanders. But their raised brow looks dropped some after they scanned the rosters and had a Chance to watch the two squads in practice sessions. The defending Champion All stars who upset Hawaii in the tournament opener last year 91 90, have about an Inch per Man height advantage but appear at least on paper to have a decided Edge in the experience depart ment. Dischinger 6-6a former Star for the Detroit pistons of the National basketball Assn., John Fridley 6-6 of Sharon pa., and Norm Klinker 6-4 of great Falls mont., Are the Only red Landers with any notable sex. Prience. Nine of the 10 players on the Korea roster however have played College Ball. Clarence Ragland a 6-foot-3 Forward is the Lone All Star lacking College seasoning. The remainder of the All Star roster with the players Heights and colleges reads like this. Center Jerry Causey 6-7university of Denver. Forward Art Wood 6-5st.bonaventure University . Forward Tom Quast 6-5riverside Junior College John Gausepohl 6 5 Virginia military Institute Lexington a. Forward Walt Williams 6-5miami University of Ohio. Forward Kermit West 6-4shaw University Raleigh . Guard Leon Marcon 6-4davidson College Davidson . Forward Dan Warnberg 6 4st. Cloud College St. Cloud Foster Thomas 6-1grambling College Grambling la. By sgt. Jim Warners a Okinawa Bureau Sokiran Okinawa Okinawa s Host rangers bit off a giant sized Mouthful to tip off the 1967u.s. Army Pacific basketball tournament at Stilwell Field House Here Friday night when they Drew former professional Star Terry Dischinger and his Hawaii the second game of the opening night doubleheader the defending Champion and slightly favored eighth . Army All stars from the Republic of Korea Are matched with the . Army Japan the red Landers and All stars Are hands Down favourites to win their openers and set the stage for what most usar hard court followers think will be the decider in the three Day sin Gle round Robin tourney. The two powerhouses Are scheduled to clash saturday night in the Nightcap of the second Day s twin year the All stars upset Dischinger and co. In the first contest of the usar classic rallying from a 14-Point deficit to pull out a 91-90 Cliff Hanger in the closing minutes. The Korea quintet then swamped Japan s Ramblers 130-96 and slipped past the Okinawa rangers 65-54 to close out the tournament unde , also coaching this year s version of the red Landers is the Only returnee from the run Nerup 1966-squad, and the Hawaii contingent lacks the experience of last year s 6-foot-6 Dischinger who starred for pistons in the National basketball Assn. Be fore entering the army and for Mer University of Pennsylvania Star John Fridley 6-6 Are the big guns for the red Landers. Hal Mallory Ken Maranda and Bill Caldwell both 6-foot-5 pro vide the rest of the team s height. From there the other players step Down As Low As 5-9. Only two men besides Dischinger have had College John Brown s rangers could cause some trouble in the tourney although the team aver Ages a couple of inches per Man less than the other three entries. The rangers Are Way out front in the Okinawa interservice Basket Ball league and Are averaging Well Over 90 Points per of the 10 rangers Are College experienced but after Joe Mucha and Clay Miller both 6-5, Black dog hounds pro Bill Ezinicki a Seabury mass., pro gets his Golf course at Pebble Beach Cal. The Hole is fill of the Bushes after driving into the rough appropriately named Black dog. Iwnicki carded under the Trees on the 16th Hole at Spyglass Hill a double Bogie for his trouble. A Cage to pc continued from Page 18 Over san Francisco state As soph Mike Pherty came off the Bench to hit 9 of 11 Field goal attempts and 18 dons 7-6 record is mislead for their games have been close and their schedule suicidal. Among the six losses Are a overtime one at Stanford defeats of one and three Points to Power House University of Pacific a Tough loss to Cal at Berkeley and a respectable 90-74 contest at other West coast action tues Day Western Washington took a 76-60 Victory from the japanese olympic team which was obviously tired after its rough contest monday night against washing one of the Best Small College stars Al Razutis hit the key shots that led Cal. Western past Irvine 80-70. Daryl Nicholson tallied 19 As Pasadena nipped Occidental 78-76. Joe Looney s 19 sparked Cal lutheran to a 74-67 win at Pomona. Mike Laroche hit 36 and Alspencer 31 As san Luis Obispo outlasted Westmont 106-86. Ron Shelton had 34 for the losers. Southern Oregon romped Over Oregon tech 111-86 and Oregon College stormed past George fox70-50. Saldivar shows he s in shape too continued from Page 18 Day and probably go through some Light exercises thursday and Friday Wakamatsu said. His plans Call for total rest saturday. The manager estimated that Seki is 30 per cent better than in his last clash with Saldivar when the Champion was awarded a decision Seki Felt should have been is fast and he is hitting accurately and there is no weight problem whatever Wakamatsu japanese challenger continued to draw a Large crowd of admirers at the aver Ticla gymnasium and they applauded him enthusiastically during his spar ring performance for two rounds his bag punching and his rope presidency announced that Emile Nino talks set new York a negotiations will be held in new York wednesday for a possible title fight Between middleweight Champion Emile Griffith and Nino Benvenuti of Italy. Madison Square Garden official Harry Markson says he d like to sched ule such a match for March 22. Hall of Fame continued from Page 18 Louis cardinals during the Gas House gang Era Medwick com plied a lifetime batting average of .324 for 20 big league seasons. The 55-year-old outfielder never failed to hit .300 or More in any season in which he played More than 100 games. One of baseball s More controversial figures Medwick earned the nickname Ducky Lucky for his Peculiar walk. Via the Lani Bird satellite was still Campanella now 45, was the pending. Promoter Pablo Ochoa was reported asking $30,000 for the rights and the Fuji telecast ing co. Was said to be offering $15,000. Joaquin Cisneros private Secre tary of mexican president Gus Tavo Diaz Ordaz will represent the chief executive at sunday s bout. Many other High govern ment officials will attend. Rules for the title match willbe discussed at a conference of officials and managers thursday at which time Wakamatsu it was predicted would reiterate his objections to Berumen As question of the direct live broadcasting of the fight to Tokyo and Jim Potter 6-3 the height ends. That leaves the Ranger with Only one Choice running. With trigger Man Henry Moore 5-10one of the four returnees from last year s last place finishers John Bramlett 6-0 and Bill Bramlett 6-0 collaborating on the fast break the rangers could become quite Pesky. Korea s All stars have Only Kermit West and Leon Marcon Back from their championship quintet but they have added a Host of newcomers to make the roster read almost like an All College team. The team height averages almost 6-5 and nine of the 10 players have seen College action. Jerry Causey 6-7who played for the University of Denver is the biggest of the All stars. The 245-Pound Vallejo Cal., native c o m m a n d s respect under the boards and has a surprisingly soft and accurate shooting touch for a big Man. After Causey coach Bill Thomas has Art Wood 6-6walt Williams John Gausepohl and Tom Quast All 6-5, and Marcon Dan Warnberg and West Al measuring out at 6-4. No one Here knows what to expect from the Japan Ramblers except that string bean John hoi Lingsworth 6-.4 will be scoring a lot of Points. The former Texas Southern Star led All Sarpa scorers last year pumping in 92 Points in three games for a 30.7average. Hollingsworth in his seventh year of service Ball was a member of the 1963 All army mites Lyn Pettie 5-9 and Lyle Marumoto 5-8 Are the Only other veterans Back from last year s team which wound up third in the four team affair. Under new coach Don Hart the Ramblers have turned to a fast break attack but the question re Mains can they keep up a run Ning game Long enough to win in comparison during pre tourney practices the Ramblers Don t appear to be As Well conditioned As the other three the three Day tour the four coaches will meet to select the top players to Send to the All army tryouts scheduled at the Presidio of san Francisco from feb. 6 through March 5. Players successful in the tryouts will compete in the interservice championships at Quantico va., March 6-10.Dischinger, because of his professional status will not be Eligi ble to go As a player but he will be the assistant coach of the All army squad u n cd e r coach Hal is the tournament Okinawa is. Hawaii and Korea is. Japan schedule Friday at 7 . At 8 30.saturtlay Okinawa is. Japan at 7 30 . And Hawaii is. Korea at 9.sunday Okinawa is. Korea at 7 . And Japan is. Hawaii at 8 30. To continued from Page 18 telecasting said said other countries already committed included Australia Ghana Hong Kong Kenya Kuwait Liberia Malaysia Mauritius new zealand Nigeria the Philippines Rhodesia Singapore Suriname Uganda Venezuela Ecuador Costa Rica Uruguay Argentina and puerto Rico. National league s top Catcher from 1949-56 As a member of the Brooklyn dodgers and won the league s most valuable player award in 1951, 1953 and 1955. He compiled a career batting aver age of .276 and hammered 242 Home runs before a tragic Auto Accident Cut Short his career on Jan. 28, 1958, and confined him to a wheelchair. Ruffing had his Best seasons with the new York Yankees Dur ing the 1930 s and posted four consecutive 20-Victory campaigns beginning in 1936. He pitched 21 years in the majors while posting a 273-225 record and compiled a Brilliant 7-2 Mark in seven world series. Frank garners another award Houston Tex. Up Frank Robinson won still another award tuesday night at the Houston chapter of the baseball writers Assn. time it was the Rogers Hornsby award presented by the Houston writers to baseball s player of the year. Robinson had already won the. S. Rae Hickok professional athlete of the year award and the babe Ruth world series award this week. Pacific stars & stripes 19friday, Jan. 27, 1967

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