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Larry Brown of North Carolina must have
dropped a quarter in Cole Field House last
night. He’s on the floor looking for something
as Bob McDonald of the Terps hustles by. The
Tar Heel to the left (35) is Doug Moe, high
No More Lonesome Scouts
WEEK BY WEEK, Hal Keller, the young farm director
of the new Senators, moves closer to his goal of a 30-man
scouting staff. This is an expense item that might give
pause to any would-be major league clubowner. When
the Washington club completes its staff the payroll for
talent scouts will run to about $lBO,OOO, maybe more, ex
cluding Keller and his chief aide, Jack Sheehan.
"Not so many years ago," Keller was reminded the
other day at Griffith Stadium, "very few clubs had 30
scouts. For years Joe Cambria was about Clark Griffith’s
only scout, yet he came up with some pretty good players,
including your manager, Mickey Vernon, and one of his
coaches, George Case.”
“You need a lot more than one scout today,” Keller
■aid. “I don’t have to tell, anybody that players are
scarcer. But speaking of Cambria, people* used to laugh at
the funny little man, the ’lonesome scout.* Listen, he was
and still is a pretty good judge of players.”
There never was any serious question as to whether
Vernon would make, the grade. Nor Case, who came off
the Trenton club and batted .305 for Washington In 1038.
Two years later Sid Hudson, also a coach of the new Sena
tors, jumped from Class D to win 104 games in the majors.
•* • *
"YOU DON’T SEE so many young players making
good so quickly now,” Hal conceded. "I was always a great
, fan of my brother Charlie. He broke in with Newark of
* the International League in 1937 and batted .353. Yet the
Yankees didn’t even invite him to training camp.
"They left him at Newark for further seasoning and he
came back with a .365 average. This time he got his
chance with the Yankes. He was ready, all right. He hit
.344 in his first year in the majors.
"Today a fellow with his credentials at Newark would
have been called up immediately. And yet I have to defend
today’s young players when they don’t break in like Charlie
and Hudson and Case and lots of others of some years ago.
"Players coming up now run smack into a ball game
under lights one night and a game the next afternoon.
That’s tough on hitters right there. They make more
and longer road trips, and because of the big pitching
staffs they hardly ever face a tired pitcher.”
KELLER EVEN FEELS that modern gloves are forces
working against today’s hitters. "Old-timers will disagree
with me, I know,” he admitted, “but look at the plays that
are made today with these new gloves.”
He held his hands about 9 inches apart. “This is
how much the range of fielders has been increased due to
those gloves,” he said. "Over a season all hitters have got
to have a few hits taken away from them.”
The other Keller—Charlie—was a visitor to town for
the Touchdown Club Award Dinner. He chuckled when
the topic of the Yankees’ keeping him at Newark was
brought up. “We didn’t get pampered in those days,”
Charlie said. “Until I came up to the Yankees in 1939 I’d
never been on a railroad train.
“No kidding, we rode the bus in the International
League. The first train ride I ever took was the one to
Bebring, Fla., to join the Yankees.” „
»» » »
SCOUTS ARE THE NAMELESS, unsung cogs in a ball
club. The very good ones, like Bill Essick, Joe Devine and
Paul Kritchell, became known because the Yankees owed
much of their domination to the athletes they discovered.
Cambria was a little Baltimore laundryman who be
came known early because he was the butt of so many
anecdotes ... his 59-cent expense account lunches
... his dialect ... his perennial parade of Cubans when
they were novelties. But as the years passed and Vernon,
Case, Ramos, Pascual and other discoveries made good,
little Joe eventually received his just due as a judge of
His original scouting report on Case, although verbal,
still is remembered. “I found a kid in New Jersey,” Cam
bria told Griffith. “He’s a pitcher.”
"Good ball?" Griff asked.
"Don’t pay no attention to his arm,” Joe said. "He
can’t throw good. He ain’t no pitcher.”
"A hitter?” Griff queried.
"Terrible batting stroke," Cambria said. “Don’t pay
no attention to it.”
"What can this kid do, then?” Griff demanded.
"Just watch him run,” Joe said. "He’ll run himself
Into a good outfielder."
And so he did. Griffith always had a soft spot for a
speedboy, anyway, and ballplayers didn’t come swifter
than Case.
Wrestling, WTTG —5, 7:30
WBilling ton, D, C., Tuesday, January 17, 1961
Majors Set Meeting
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (AP).—
Commissioner Ford Frick has
announced that the 1961 major
league winter meetings will be
held at hbami December 1-2.
scorer with 26 points. Paul Jelus is the Mary
land player in background. Jerry Greenspan
is No. 25, and Bruce Kelleher No. 33. No. 31
lor North Carolina is Ken McComb. The Tar
Heels won, 58-52.
Ingo Lists Reasons
He Lost to Patterson
NEW YORK. Jan. 17— (AP).
Ingemar Johansson has a se
cret and he’s not telling a soul.
"I know for sure what I did
wrong in my last fight with
Floyd Patterson,” he said to
day, “but let It be a secret
with me."
Then he proceeded to list an
armful of reasons why Pat-
Picture on Poge A-19
terson won the heavyweight
championship from him with
a fifth-round knockout last
June 20.
1. He fought too many exhi
bitions with "my young brother
and other guys who made it
too easy for me" after winning
the title from Patterson in 1959.
2. He lost six pounds the
night before the fight and en
tered the ring at 192. This time
he wants to hit 196 ar 198.
3. Anyhow, it was a sucker
punch that caught him on the
WiU Train in Florida
Johansson arrived last night
from Paris, and will attend the
New York Boxing Writers’ din
ner tonight where Patterson
will get the boxer-of-the-year
award. Then he heads for Flor
ida to look for a training camp.
The third bout in their series
is scheduled for Miami Beach,
March 13.
East 4-Point Favorite
In NBA All-Star Game
SYRACUSE, N. Y„ Jan. 17)
(AP).—Coach Paul Seymour
scoffs at odds that make his
West team a 4-point underdog
against the East in the 11th
annual National Basketball As
sociation All-Star game in War
Memorial Auditorium tonight.
"We re going to beat them,”
Seymour says. “Elgin Baylor
and Bob Pettit give us the edge
up front, and we can match
them in the backcourt. In past
years, the East was much
stronger In the backcourt. Now
we’ve got Oscar Robertson and
Jerry West, and they’re not
going to take a back seat to
Baylor of Los Angeles. Pettit
of St. Louis and Robertson of
Cincinnati are on the West's
starting team, along with Clyde
Missouri Star
Joins Patriots
BOSTON, Jan. 17 (AP).—
Missouri’s best running back In
20 years—Mel West—today Is
one of the prized rookies owned
by the Boston Patriots.
Star of Missouri’s 21-14
Orange Bowl victory over-Navy,
West t has been the workhorse
in the Tigers’ predominant
running game for three years.
The Patriots announced the
signing of their No. 5 draft
choice yesterday, outbidding
the St. Louis Cardinals.
DALLAS. Tex., Jan. 17 (AP).
—The Dallas Texans of the
American Football League yes
terday announced the signing
of Jerry Mays, Southern Meth
odist University tackle.
The 6-foot-4,235-pound Mays
s is the sixth of the Texans’
‘ first eight draft choices to be
signed. Mays was also a draft
■ choice of the Minnesota Vi
kings. ’
“I’ve looked at the films of
the fight many times,” Johans
son said, and I still don’t know
how I ever got caught with
that punch. It never happened
to me before and I don’t Intend
to let it happen this time.
"After all. I knocked out
Floyd once and stunned him
in the second round of the sec
ond fight. I’m sure I’ll win
this one. I've knocked him out
a thousand times in my dreams
and I know they’ll come true.”
Can’t Predict Round
Maybe the dreams told him
what round he would finish
“Nope,” he answered. "I can’t
tell what round it will be. But
I know I'll beat him."
Ingo reported that he trained
in Geneva, has been boxing
seven or eight rounds a day
and doing 5 or 6 miles of road
work a day for the past two
“Now,” he observed. "I’m
ready to start serious training.”
Johansson was accompanied
from Europe by Nils Blomberg,
his Swedish trainer, and was
met at the airport by Promoter
Jack Fugazy and his nephew,
Bill Fugazy, members of the
promoting Feature Sports, Inc.
Also at the airport was Whitey
Bimstein, Ingo’s American
Lovellette of St. Louis and
Gene Shue of Detroit.
Wilt Chamberlain of Phila
delphia and Bob Cousy of Bos
ton head the East's starting
stray that also includes Dolph
Schayes of Syracuse. Tom
Heinsohn of Boston and Richie
Guerin of New York. Cousy,
the Celtics star, is the only man
to have played in every All-
Star game.
"Every man on the squad is
going to see action, but this is
not going to be just an exhibi
tion. We’re going all out to
win,” said Seymour, who
coaches the St. Louis Hawks,
Western Division pace-setter.
West, the Lakers’ fine rookie,
heads the West's second team.
Rod Hundley, another Laker:
Bailey Howell of Detroit. Cliff
Hagan of St. Louis and Wayne
Embryos Cincinnati are the
other Western players.
Red Auerbach of the Celtics,
the East’s coach, also is expect
ed to use his second team of
Bill Russell of Boston, Willie
Naulls of New York, Paul Arizin
and Tom Gola of Philadelphia
and Larry Costello of Syracuse.
Costello has recovered from
groin and leg injuries that
hampered him last week.
Hal Greer of Syracuse is the
alternate for the East and Walt
Dukes of Detroit for the West.
A capacity crowd of 7,500 is
expected. The East holds a 7-3
edge in the series.
The NBA voted yesterday to
play the 1962 game in St. Louis.
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Hialeah Opens
With $25,000
Dash Feature
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 17 (AP).
—Hialeah Park opens its 34th
and richest meeting today with
14 sprinters competing in the
825,000-added Royal .Poinciana
Handicap at 6 furlongs.
The Royal Poinciana is the
first of 15 stakes to be decided
during the 40-day meeting,
with more than $2 million in
purse money to be distributed.
Heading the Royal Poinciana
field will be Jerome Derenzo’s
April Skies, under 129 pounds,
followed by Calumet Farm’s
On-and-On under 122 and Sil
ver Creek Farm’s Roman Col
onel at 121.
Three Assigned 120
Fred W. Hooper’s Alhambra,
George H. Willis’ Will Ye and
Priscilla D. Willis’ Little Tytus
each carries 120, followed by
Cain Hoy Stable’s All Hands
under 118. Calumet’s Pied
d’Or carries 114, with 112
pounds on Mrs. Tilyou Christo
pher's Interviewer, Leonard P.
Sasso’s Penowa Rullah and
Spring Hill Farm’s Tudorich.
Briardale Farm's Gordian
Knot gets in with 111. Golden
Triangle Stable's Sweet Wil
liam and William S. Miller’s
Matthias each will carry 110
April Skies won the New
Year's Handicap at Tropical
Park. Roman Colonel was last
year’s winner in the Royal
Hialeah President Gene Mori
has completed a program of
beautification of the paddock
area, including water foun
tains, a Parisian-style side
walk case, an aviary and an
enlarged walking ring.
Meanwhile, at the first meet
ing of the new State Racing
Commission it was decided to
ask all operators of horse and
dog racing tracks and jai-alai
frontons to co-operate with the
Internal Revenue Service in
furnishing names of winners of
more than $6OO on a $2 bet.
However, the commission
pointed out that this is a mat
ter between the tracks and the
Internal Revenue Service and
it did not order that the tracks
obtain the winners’ names.
A crowd of more than 20,000
is expected at Hialeah today,
but officials do ndt anticipate
new betting and attendance
figures in the wake of Tropical
Park's meeting which ended
Tropical’s 43 - day season
drew 396.645 patrons, who wa
gered $34,876,480. The 1959-60
figures were 415,098 attendance
and $36,019,353 wagered.
Bourbon Prince Wins
Mrs. Adele L. Rand’s Bour
bon Prince led all the way to
win the $61,400 Tropical Park
Handicap and pay $23.50. It
was his first victory since last
May 21 and Bourbon Prince
ran the mile and a furlong in
1:47% over a fast track. El
mendorf Farm’s Cranberry
Sauce was second and Calumet
Farm's Yorky finished third in
the 10-horse field.
Bourbon Prince eaarned $39.-
910. Last year he raced 11
times and won only $8,820.
John L. Rotz rode three win
ners on Tropical’s closing pro
gram. including the daily dou
ble, and finished the meeting
by clinching jockey honors
with 40 winners.
GW Favored
To Top VMI
Second Time
George Washington’s basket
ball team is a choice to return
to the win column tonight when
it plays Virginia Military in a
Southern Conference game at
Fort Myer gym at 8:30.
The Colonials already have
beaten the Keydets once, 90-86,
last month at Lexington as part
of their 3-7 record, 2-2 in the
conference. VMI is 2-10 and
A preliminary game at 6:15
sends GW's once-beaten fresh
men against the Fort Myer five.
Tonight’s game will be the
last home appearance for Ralph
Kunze of GW, a 6-foot-4 senior
called by Coach Bill Reinhart
"the most underrated player in
the Southern Conference.”
Kunze, who gets his diploma
the end of this month, is
averaging 11.8 points a game.
Leading the Colonial scorers
is little Jon Feldman, who has
perked up his average in the
last three games with a total of
77 points—2s against George
town, 27 against West Virginia
and 25 against Bucknell last
Saturday. GW lost the last two
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Off Boards for Terps
Star Otaft Writer
After last night's 58-52 loss
to North Carolina, somebody
said to Coach Bud Millikan of
Maryland that it was tough to
lose to a two-man ball club,
meaning York Larese and Doug
Moe of the Tar Heels.
The pair scored North Caro
lina's first 23 points, collected
43 of the 58, accounted for
half their team's rebounds
and did most of the bail
Millikan agreed that Larese
and Moe are great and can
do everything, but he had con
siderable respect sos the Tar
Heels' supporting cast.
“Their strength off the
boards was too much for us,"
Bud said, singling out Jim
Hudock and Dick Kepley, plus
Moe, who is big and strong.
McDonald Helps
“What were the rebounds?”
the Maryland coach asked.
Told that the Tar Heels led,
43 to 31, he said: “We’re lucky
to stay that close. Bob Mc-
Donald's hustle kept us from
being beaten much worse off
the boards."
It wasn't the type of ball
game that would make many
of the 9,100 come back on a
cold night for a return engage
Maryland gets the blame in
some quarters for its slow play,
yet the Terps took two more
shots than North Carolina did.
Cowboys Drop Kansas
From Big Eight Lead
By th* AMoctated Preu
Kansas State was all alone at
the top of the Big Eight bas
ketball heap today after Okla
homa State’s Cowboys rode herd
on Kansas and knocked the
Jayhawks out of first place.
Tenth-ranked Kansas State,
beaten by Kansas in a playoff
last spring for the right to en
ter the NCAA tournament, is
primed to meet Kansas in p
major showdown Friday night
on the Jayhawk court at Law
rence. Kansas State beat Kan
sas, 69-66, In overtime in the
finals of the Big Eight tourna
ment last month.
The tight defense and con
trolled offense of Coach Hank
Iba's Oklahoma State crew paid
off last night at Lawrence, and
it was the coach’s son, Moe,
who clinched the 54-49 deci
With the Cowboys leading
only 50-49 and 34 seconds left,
young Iba sank two free throws
and Kansas was done, suffer
ing its first conference defeat
after three victories.
End Four-Game Skid
Oklahoma State, which had
lost four in a row going into
the game, ran up a 33-27 half
time lead on some dead-eye
field goal firing, a brilliant 69
per cent. During the second
half, Kansas led once, 45-44,
but nobody but Wayne High
tower could find the range for
the Jayhawks. Hightower
scored 26 points, tops for the
game., Cecil Epperley had 18
and Iba 15 for Oklahoma State.
It was the first conference
victory for the Cowboys beaten
a week ago at home by Kansas,
Two of the top 10 teams in
the Associated Press poll saw
action, with fourth - ranked
lowa coming from behind in
the last half on Don Nelson’s
18 points to beat Illinois, 78-71,
in a Big Ten game. lowa, now
12-1 for the season, remains in
the conference lead with a 4-0
mark. Nelson finished with 25
points, while Jerry Colangelo
had 20 for Illinois.
Maroons Take Lead
North Carolina (No. 6) ran
up its ninth straight victory
for an 11-2 overall mark by
downing Maryland, 58-52, in
an Atlantic Coast Conference
Mississippi State took over
the undisputed lead in the
Southeastern Conference (4-0)
by downing Georgia Tech, 62-
61. in overtime. Mississippi
State’s Jerry Graves came up
with six points, four in the
final minute of the extra ses
sion, and totaled 28 for the
evening. Roger Kaiser tallied
31 for Georgia Tech.
Vanderbilt, which had an
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The reason for.the Terps’ slow
down was the North Carolina
zone defense. If Maryland
could have gained a second
half lead, it might have forced
the Tar Heels out of the zone.
North Carolina made only
four goals in the-second half
and scored its last 12 points on
free throws.
Moe Scores 26
Larese and Moe, who have
different talents, were magnifi
cent’in the first half, but
Larese couldn’t hit in the sec
ond and fell below his 23-point
average with 17. Moe made 26.
Paul Jelus came up with an
excellent second-half shadow
job on Larese, who appeared
irked because he couldn’t shake
him. Jelus fouled out with a
couple of minutes to go.
But nobody could do much
with Moe, who wore down
several defenders. The emo
tionless, 6-foot-6 senior from
Brooklyn never was far from
the ball, regardless of which
team had it. He also made 12
straight from the foul line,
missing only his last free throw
in the final seconds.
Maryland has won all eight
games it has played against
non-North Carolina teams—the
likes of Georgetown, George
Washington, Minnesota, Wyo
ming, Penn State and two of
the second-division Atlantic
Coast Conference teams.
But the Terps are 0-for-5
See MARYLAND, Page A-19
111-0 record before losing Sat
urday to Mississippi State
dropped a second straight con
ference game when Mississippi
downed the Commodores, 74-
72. The teams were tied 11
times before the Rebels took
the lead midway in the second
half and held on the rest of the
way. Jack Waters had 33 points
for Mississippi, while Vander
bilt’s Bill Depp had 23.
Wake Forest poured it on in
the last 10 minutes of an At
lantic Coast Conference game
to bury Clemson, 86-65. and
give the Deacons a 7-1 league
mark behind Duke (5-0) and
North Carolina (4-0). Len
Chappell plunked in 33 points
for Wake Forest, while Choppy
Patterson had 24 for the loseis.
Citadel Drops to Third
The Citadel, which had been
in a 5-1 tie with West Virginia
and Virginia Tech for the
Southern Conference lead,
dropped to third place when
Furman defeated the Cadets,
92-84. Furman’s Jerry Smith
(28) and Gerald Glur and Tom
Conard (22 each) did the big
Colorado, which had been 2-1
behind Kansas and Kansas
State in the Big Eight race,
dropped a 56-47 decision to
Oklahoma. The Sooners went
in front with less than five
minutes remaining to register
their first conference victory.
The Texas Longhorns, in a
three-way tie with Texas A&M
and Texas Tech for the South
west Conference lead, took over
sole possession of first place by
downing Texas A&M. 81-76.
Texas is now 4-1, with Texas
Tech 3-1 and Texas A&M 3-2.
Carroll Broussard collected 37
points for the Aggies and Albert
Almanza had 23 for Texas.
Minnesota scored its first Big
Ten victory by downing North
western. 66-54, and Michigan
State also took its first confer
ence decision by downing
Michigan, 81-69.
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Meeting Called
For 6:30 Tonight
Star Staff writer
Football Coach Bill Elias of
George Washington University
said today he has been offered
the vacant head coaching job
at the University of Virginia,
but added “I honestly have not
made up my mind.
“I want to talk to the peo«
pie here at George Washington)
Gets Virginia Offer
but I have to let Virginia know
within an hour or two,” Elias
said shortly before noon.
In Charlottesville, it was
learned that the school prob
ably will make an announce
ment late today about a suc
cessor to Dick Voris as head
coach. A meeting of the foot
ball squad has been called for
6:30 p.m.
Calls It “Hard Decision”
“It is a hard decision to
make," Elias said. “It would
be a great opportunity, but it's
also a great opportunity hero
at George Washington. I wish
somebody else had to make tbs
decision besides myself."
Elias, in his first year as a
head coach, turned in a 5-3-1
record with GW last year, re
juvenating a team that had
won only one of nine games the
previous season. Virginia now
has lost 28 straight football
games, a record that resulted
in Voris’ resigning at the end
of last season while he stil! had
one year to go on his contract.
The 35-year-old Elias, a
University of Maryland grad
uate who came to GW after
seven years as assistant coach
at Purdue, still has two years
to go on his original three-year
contract with the Colonials.
It is customary, though, not
to hold coaches to such con
tracts when they want to
Returns From Interview
Elias returned to Washing
ton late this morning after
two conferences in Charlottes,
ville last night. One was with
the Screening Committee from
the university, which first
interviewed Elias at the NCAA
meeting in Pittsburgh last
week. Elias also met with the
university president. Dr. Ed
ward F. Shannon, jr. Each
meeting lasted about 45 min
On leaving the meetings,
everybody seemed happy, but
no one would discuss what had
gone on. “I cannot say any
thing at the moment,” Dr.
Shannon told questioners.
“When the time comes to an
nounce something, it will be
GW officials appeared to be
completely in the dark. Bob
Faris, athletic director, said
he was “sure that, before mak
ing any change, he would talk
to us.”
Elias was a third-string quar
terback at Maryland, where he
played under three coaches.
Paul Bryant. Clark Shaugh
nessy and Jim Tatum. He first
was overshadowed by Tommy
Mont and Vic Turyn and, after
Mont’s graduation, by Turyn
and Joe Tucker.

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