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Page Eight


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Ashe coasts to victory; U.S. to,
face Australia for Davis Cup

E. Maddox: Portrait of the slugger as a...

SAN JUAN, P.R. (R) - Arthur
Ashe led the United States into
the Davis Cup challenge round for
the first time since 1964 when he
d e f e a t e d India's Ramanthan
Krishnan yesterday and clinched
the interzone finals.
Ashe, a 25-year-old Army lieu-
tenat from Richmond, Va., and
the first Negro over to win a
major tennis title, 'brushed past
the experienced Indian 6-1, -6-3,
The victory for Ashe assured
the United States of victory in
the best-of-5 competition. It gave
the U.S. a 3-1 edge and reduced
the final match to little more than
an exhibition. /
The United States will take its
challenge to Australia, the de-
fending champion, in December.
Australia, winner of the cup in
11 of the last 13 years lost it to
the Americans in 1963 but won
it back the following year.
Looking ahead to the finals,
Ashe said, "I ,think we will win."
Ashe had defeated Premjit Lall
In one of Saturday's singles but
Krishnan had downed Clark
Graebner of New York. A victory
by the doubles combination of
Stan Smith and Bob Luts, two
Los Angeles young men, sent the
U.S. into the final day with a
2-1 edge.

It doesn't take much to be the
number one draft choice of the
Detroit Tigers.
Just be Big Ten batting champ
with a .467 average as a soph-
And steal the most bases, and;
hit the most doubles, and be rated
one of the three best batters in
the country-all in one year.
Michigan junior Elliott Maddox
did all that-and more-to be-
come number one draftee of the
After a one year college career
spiced with honors such as Big
Ten batting chamiion, and the
Ray L. Fisher Most Valuable Play-
er award, Maddox decided he was
"ready to move up. And besides,
the Tiger's offer was too hard to
turn down."
Although he was drafted out of
high school by the Houston Astros,
Maddox preferred two years of
experience on the college level be-
fore turning professional.
The only thing that prolonged
a contract agreement was Mad-,
dox's mother. "I had to wait' for
Mom, to come home," Maddox ex-
plained. "She would've broken my
neck if I'd been drafted and signed
without her there."
After signing, Maddox joined
the 35 other draftees at the Tiger
training center in Lakeland, Flor-

her yell. "Why'd you rent to nig-
gers?" After that the rent went
up two to three dollars a week the
whole time I was there.
"A black family was allowed to
move into the lot later on, but
when a white family began visiting
with them, the manager asked the
blacks to leave."
On another occasioin. during a
game in which the catcher, pitch-
er, center and right fielder were
all blacks, someone in the stands
yelled to the pitcher. "Come on
nigger, throw that ball."
In the usual Maddox easy going
manner he explained how he only
laughs in situations like that, be-
cause "I think its kind of pathe-
thically funny."
Although there were no obvious
incident during his stay in North
Carolina, Maddox remarked on his
feeling "that I didn't belong. I . .. clouts the horsehide ...
had the feeling people looked at
me funny when I did things with team, and captain of the basket-
the white guys." ball team for his fraternity. He
Maddox feels that although even admitted "I like basketball
there is not as much blatant dis- better than baseball.
crimination in the North, not allbE
blacks are given the chance they "I'm a physical education niajor
should be given. and would like to 'be a basketball
He remarked, "There are just coach. I could never be a baseball
not enough black people involved coach because you need to know
in most areas-even in athletics. every aspect of the game-and I
"I have a friend who was a don't."
high school track star and wanted Although, it would seem, that
to come here to school. He couldn't with honors like high school All-
get a track scholarship, but came State while playing the infield and
anyway. He ended up winning the Big Ten batting champion and
Big Ten high-jump championship, number one draft choice of the
but never did get a scholarship." Tigers while playing the outfield,
A versatile athlete himself, Mad- there really isn't much left to
dox is quarterback of the football know.


Elliott Maddox . .

. he's okay .

-Daily-E ic Pergeaux
DAVIS CUP KINGPIN Arthur Ashe as he appeared in Ann Arbor
recently. Ashe swamped his Indian opponents yesterday in Puerto
Rico to lead the United States into the Davis Cup finals in

In defeating the outmatched'
Krishnan, Ashe completely dom-
inated the competition. It was ap-

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parent from the beginning that
Krishnan, 31, was tired from two
previous matches. The match was
played in 87-degree temperature.
Ashe broke the Indian's service
in the second and fourth games
and took a 5-0 lead with an ace
of his own service. He closed it
out in the seventh game.
Krishnan put up a stiff battle
in the second set but it was to
no avail. Ashe broke that In-
dian's service in the first game
but lost his own and trailed 2-1
at one stage. After another service
break in the fifth game Ashe won
the set when Krishnan double
faulted and lost his on service
again in the ninth game.
Ashe had little trouble in the
third set, opening up a 4-11 ad

ida. Six weeks of league leading system than he was at Michigan,
Maddox style .326 hitting, brought where there have no other blacks
him a promotion to the Rocky in eight years, several incidents
Mountain, North Carolina A in both Florida and North Caro-
League. lina made the Southern environ-
North Carolina is rated one of ment hard to endure.
the two best Class A teams in Maddox explained how friends
the country, and, as Maddox hope- and teammates warned him "not
fully pointed out, "more players to do this or that because I was
go through the North Carolina black. But I'm also stubborn, and
League to the majors than in any I did as I pleased."
other league." He went on to describe some of
Maddox described his reaction the incidents. "In Lakeland, the
to the promotion, "for the first players stayed in a trailor camp.
time in my life I was afraid I When we signed for a trailor the
couldn't keep up my batting aver- manager of the lot wasn't there,
age. and she didn't know that two of
"I'm a nervous person-and I us were black.
uay tu"When she found out we heard
a gamne, but it's never been a fear
like that. LOOKING BACKW
"Ever since I was in Little
League I've been shaky-especial-
ly the last 15 minutes before a
game. But it does help my playing,
it makes me try harder."

ies Haplesswisconsin

The sudden fear of a low bat-
ting average obviously had no ef- By KIM JOHNSON
fect on Maddox's hitting, as he Whether Bump Elliott likes to
finished the season with a .298 look ahead or not, the Big Ten
average and honors for making
seven steals on seven attempts. race took another step toward the
Maddox's only gripe about his Big Showdown in Columbus on

fand almost blasting the Indian " -summer environment was the no- November 23. The Michigan Ohio
from the court in taking the ninth ^ '*ticeably intolerant Southern atti- State freights are on the same
Call local rep. evenings: 761-3690 or 971 -5418 and final game at love. tude against blacks. track, and it doesn't look like any-
for free brochure Donald Dell, the U.S. non- Although the presence of other body's going to throw the siding
playing captain said, "Ashe played, . .. every day black players made Maddox more switch.
the perfect game." Burma Shave comfortable in the pro baseball While the upstart Wolverines
VOTE NOVEMBER 12th and 13th
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were blasting an inept Illinois air on 11 completed passes in 18
team 36-0 for their seventh tries.
straight win, Woody Hayes' lads Podolak's mark erased the old
were romping over Wisconsin one of 268 yards set by Michigan
(rapidly becoming known to the State's Clint Jones, and was
press as Haplesswisconsin) up in achieved even though the con-
frigid Madison. verted quarterback left the game
Madison is the place where with 10 minutes to play, with a
everybody lets their hair grow long shoulder bruise.
just, to staS warm, and even Northwestern had all the in-
Woody relented to the point of gredients for a second conference
wearing a thermal T-shirt under win-they're tied with MSU, ahead
his usual short sleeves., of winless Illinois and Hapless-
Taking it easy in the first half wisconsin-but had the luck of
and leading only 10-0 at the in- running into Iowa's blitz. The
termission, OSU exploded for three Wildcats gathered 25 first downs,
touchdowns in the third quarter 247 yards rushing, and 223 in the
en route to a 43-8 laugher. air, but it wasn't enough.
Meanwhile, Michigan State was So it's on to the next:to-lase
dropping another close one to weekend, and guess who Iowa
lower their record to 1-4 in con- hosts uon Saturday. Yup, you
ference action. As the snow fell guessed it. And Michigan? They
in East Lansing, reserve Indiana get . . . right again, Haple-that
quarterback Greg Brown scored is, the University of Wisconsin.
the winning touchdown with 52 But dream as we might, the Wol-
seconds left to play to give the verines would still have to triumph
Hoosiers a 24-22 thriller. in Columbus to earn a Rose Bowl
Farther west, Minnesota scored trip.
three first-quarter touchdowns And rugged as Ohio State looks,
and held on for a major 27-13 up- Michigan woud probably rather
set of sixth-ranked Purdue. not meet Woody coming off a loss
Gopher Jim Carter raced for all out at Iowa City.
three first period scores, the first
on a 49-yard dash, and Minnesota
turned a Leroy Keyes pass into an' NHL Standings
interception and recovered a
fumble to result in two more tal- East Division

Quarterback Ray Stephens
scored in the second period for
the 27-0 halftime lead, and that
was enough as injured Mike
Phipps couldn't engineer a come-
back after replacing reserve quar-
terback Dick Kiepert.
Iowa reached such lofty heights
by starting their basketball sea-
son early and rolling up 68 points
over visiting Northwestern.
The Wildcats scored enough-
34-to win most gameA, but Iowa
amassed a staggering total of 639
total wards on offense to turn the
game into a route.
That total yardage is a Big Ten
record, as is Ed Podolak's 286 in-
dividual yards in rushing. The
Hawkeyes .racked up 431 yards on
the turf and added 208 more by,

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West Division





Sunday's Results
New York 4, Chicago 2
Montreal 4, Detroit 4, tie
St. Louis 1, Boston 1, tie
Toronto 3, Oakland 1
Oniy games scheduled.
Yesterday's Games
No games scheduled.
Today's Games
Oakland at Los Angeles
only game scheduled.





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