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Grid Team To Play Inning Footbal



Paul Brown May Purchase Philadelphia

Acting Associate Sports Editor
Saturday will be the day of de-
ision for Lee Wilson, the inven-
tor of a unique idea known as in-
ning football.
A personal friend of Wilson,
Michigan football Coach Bump El-
liott has graciously consented to
play 'his next to last scrimmage
under the 12 inning system and
Michigan football fans who witness
the game either on television or
at ,he stadium are in for a treat.
Twelve Innings
Wilson's inning football plan
calls for a football game played
under the regular rules with the
exception that there is no clock.
Instead the ball changes hands 12
times during the game, and the
team that is" leading after the 12th
transaction wins the game.
The ball can be transferred by
a punt, fumble, intercepted pass
or a, kickoff. In event of a tie
after the 12th inning the game
goes into extra innings as in base-
ball until there is a winner.
"I've thought about this idea
for years," Elliott said. "I've al-
ways been interested in it and I
figured it would definitely be worth
an experiment.
"I know the chances are very
slight that this would ever become
part of the game but it's worth a
try," Elliott said.
Fans Give
Big Ovationi
To Hornung
WORCESTER, Mess. ()-Paul
Hornung, heartened by a stand-
ing ovation, said yesterday the
friendship of retiring basketball
great Bob Cousy has been "a
turning point" in his life and
added he'll do everything possible
to get his National Football
League suspension lifted in 1964.
The tarnished "Golden Boy" of
the Green Bay Packers recently
was suspended indefinitely for
betting on his team in NFL games.
Cousy's hometown threw him a
gigantic farewell party Sunday
sight at the Worcester Auditor-
ium, but the man he met less than
three years ago when both model-
ed for a sports clothing firm stole
the show.
Several thousand gave Hornung
a tumultuous welcome at the af-
fair. He recounted how Cousy had
telephoned him when the latter
was in Los Angeles during the
recent NBA playoffs to make sure.
ie would still attend the cere-
Slowly, haltingly Hornung told
the crowd, "Believe me, this is a
memorable night for me, a night
I'll never forget. This has encour-
aged me more than anything else
to keep going."
Hornung . admitted it was his
first public appearance since the
suspension. -
"I'll never forget Cousy for in-
viting me here and reassuring me
that I'd be welcome.
"I had a few speaking engage-
nients, mostly high schools, but
they called and said that under
the' circumstances, I'd better not
conie," Hornung said.
"But since then two of them
have called back and said they
wanted me. I received so much
encouragement from people last
week that I've begun to feel
"But the real turning came
here. The public was so wonder-
ful to me that now I know I can
keep going.
"I'll do everything in my power
so the suspension will be lifted in

"Meanwhile, I'll keep busy. I'll
wait for the clouds to lift a little,
then I'm going to produce some
stage shows with a promoter in
Louisville. And I'll help coach a
high school team there."
"But I hope and pray I'll be
back in the NFL in 1964. I have
no animosity toward Commission-
er Pete Rozelle. I broke a rule
and my contract which I'll try to
rectify in the future. Rozelle sim-
ply did his job."
Big Ten Golf
Wisconsin 24, Northwestern 12
Wisconsin 22, Iowa 14
Wisconsin 17, Northern Illinois 9
Northwestern 18%, Iowa 17%
Northwestern 25, Northern Illinois 11
Iowa 19 , Northern Illinois 162

As for practice, Elliott said that
Michigan has done something dif-
ferent in its workouts to prepare
for the scrimmage. "It really
doesn't make a great deal of dif-
ference because you play the game
the same way, the only thing that's
different is there is no clock," he
"This actually suits our pur-
poses fine anyhow," he went on,
"because in our spring games we
don't keep time."



Wide Interest
The inning football idea has
stimulated quite a bit of interest
outside the Michigan campus. De-
troit television station WWJ will
telecast Saturday's scrimmage and
members of the Michigan alumni
club of Detroit are coming to Ann
Arbor to witness the "spectacle."
The telecast begins at 2:00 p.m.
"The idea will certainly arouse
a lot of interest in the team," said
Elliott, "and I think interest will
also be created by the team mem-
bers themselves, since the game
will be played on television."
Player's View
Joe O'Donnell, captain of the
1963 Michigan gridders, is skepti-
cal about the novel idea. "I don't
like it because it will make the
game more conservative and en-'
courage an Ohio State-type of-
fense," said O'Donnell. "With the
team having only 12 opportunities
to get their hands on the ball
they will try to control it as long
as possible
"Of course the team will have
to pass in a third down and eight
situation," he continued, "and ac-
tually it won't make that much
Speaking for the team, O'Don-
nell said that not too much inter-
est has been aroused by the new
plan. However, since the game is
on television, I think it will be a
good thing for the team because
it will encourage the boys to play
better. I think it will give them
incentive to hit harder," he said.
"I think they'll give the fans a
good show anyhow," the Wolver-
ine captain said. ,

-Daily-Bruce Taylor
HEY THERE:!-Michigan football coach Bump Elliott is going
over some points with several members of the squad during a
recent practice session. Elliott will become the first major college
coach to experiment with Lee Wilson's inning football.
U.S. Ins Medals;
Shooter Sets Mark

PHILADELPHIA (R) -- At least
a half dozen offers, each at the
required minimum price of $4,-
550,000, have been made for the
Philadelphia Eagles of the Na-
tional Football League, President
Frank McNamee said yesterday.
McNamee and Michael J.
O'Neill, voting trustees appointed
by stockholders to negotiate the
sale of the club, told a news con-
ference Cleveland's Paul Brown
has reaffirmed his interest in buy-
ing the Eagles but has not yet
made a firm offer.
McNamee and O'Neill refused to
identify the bidders other than
Herbert Barness, a suburban Bucks
County industrialist who confirm-
ed a report he headed a group
eager to buy the team.
"We are not going to play per-
sonality roulette," said McNamee
when asked for names and num-
bers of the prospective buyers.
"This is not anrauction."
McNamee said all the bidders
will be interviewed before any de-
cision is made. He refused to set
any time limit, asserting that it
was possible the team might not
be sold before the 1963 training
season starts in July.
O'Neill, however, said they
would proceed "quickly and pro-
fessionally to sell the club."
McNamee said he received a
telephone call from Brown, de-
posed Cleveland coach and gen-
eral manager, reiterating interest
in buying the Eagles. McNamee
said money was not mentioned.
It was learned that Brown has
got in touch with NFL Commis-
sioner Pete Rozelle and that the
possible purchase of the Eagles
was discussed. Brown first has to
settle his contractual problem
with Cleveland owner Arthur
Modell before he can make a firm
bid for the Eagles.
In Cleveland, Modell said, "I
anticipate no problem at arriving
at a fair and equitable termina-
tion with Paul Brown. I will not
stand in his way if he wants to
buy the Eagles."

McNamee and O'Neill said they
had talked with only one of the
half dozen bidders, Barness. They
said he was acceptable as a buy-
er. They intend, however, to sit
down with. the other bidders.
O'Neill said another news confer-
ence in about 10 days should clear
the air on a number of things.
McNamee, who first disclosed
Brown's interest in buying the
Eagles, said the veteran Cleveland
pro football executive has lost,
none of his ardour toward buying.
the Eagles. McNamee said, how--
ever, Brown was "not so far out
in front" that other buyers were
The impression gained at a
question and answer session which
lasted almost two hoursrwas that
McNamee and O'Neill are mark-
ing time until Brown can, clear
the decks to make his bid. Mc-
Namee said football was Brown's
life and that he doesn't want to
be out of the game.
McNamee said the present ac-
tive management would continue
to run the club, "Maybe even
after a sale if the new owners
want it that way." He intimated
that even if Brown bought the
club he expected present head
Coach Nick Skorich to fulfill the
final year of his contract.
DETROIT (P) - Richard, Dick
the Bruiser, Afflis was granted an
adjournment of his assault and
battery trial in recorder's court
yesterday after he claimed he
needed time to recover from the
"battering" he received in his
keep trim

wrestling victory over Alex Karras
at Olympia Saturday night.
The case will be heard May 13
before Judge Joseph A. Gillis.
Afflis was arrested last Tuesday
after he became involved in a
brawl at a bar where Karras, sus-
pended Detroit Lion football star,
is a bartender.
* * *
MONTREAL (A')--Kent Douglas,
Toronto defenseman, was named
yesterday the winner of the Calder
Trophy, emblematic of rookie-of-
the-year honors in the National
Hockey League.
Douglas shaded defenseman
Doug Barkley of the Detroit Red
Wings in the voting, 100 points to
99. A perfect score would be 180
in the voting by hockey writers
and broadcasters in the six league
Wayne Hillman of Chicago was
third, followed by Boston's goalie
Eddie Johnston and Jim Neilson
of New York. Others receiving
votes were Rod Gilbert, New
York; Chico Maki, Chicago; Eddie
Leiter, Boston; Alex Faulkner, De-
troit; Wayne Hicks, Boston.
The award is worth $1,500-
$1,000 for the trophy and $500 for
having led after the first half of
the season. Barkley got $500 for
leading in the second half.
* * *

Lopat to take a walk yesterday .
And savor the satisfaction of tt
A's first-place standing in ti
American League.
Talking over the club's surpri
ing showing, Finley said a pei
nant could hardly be expecte
this year, then added carefully:
"It's not probable. Although,
must say it's not impossibl
Stranger things have happened.
do, however, expect the team
finish in the first division."
After handing Lopat that litt
item to cogitate, Finley told tt
"Go out and take a long wal
Draw some deep breaths. Enjc
this moment for all it's worth."
The A's finished ninth in ti
10-team race last year and wei
pre-season picks to wind up aboi
the same this time out.
less resigned yesterday as the Un
versity of Cincinnati's tennis ar
freshman basketball coach aft(
three years.
Powless, 29, has been a Juni
Davis Cup tennis coach and al.
has played frequently in summ(
tennis tournaments.
His Cincinnati tennis team wc
the Missouri Valley Conferen
championship last season and b
freshman basketball teams con
piled a 36-9 record over thrI
years, going unbeaten in 15 gami
during the past season.

Charles O Finley
City Athletics told

(W) - Owner
of the Kansas
Manager Eddie

SAO PAULO, Brazil (R)-A U.S.'
Air Force captain .from San An-
tonio, Tex., won the center fire
pistol event with a world record
score for the United States' 62nd
gold medal and U.S. yachtsmen,
won three races yesterday in the
Pan-American Games.
With the track and field ath-
letes enjoying a day of rest,
Thomas Smith captured the pistol
shoot with a score of 597, the best
ever recorded. William Blanken-



Major League Standings

New Yo
Los Ang

City 12 7 .6
irk -8 5 .6
9 6 .6
re 10 7 .5
7 7 .5
geles 910 A
ota 8 10 .
8 10 .4
nd 5 8 .3
gton 6 12 .



St. Louis
San Francisco
Los Angeles
New York

11 5
13 6
12 8
11 9
10 11
9 10
8 10
6 10
7 12
7 13




ship of Columbus, Ga., an Army
sergeant, took second with 594
points, also beating the listed
world mark.
The record was 591, held by A.
Kurtma of Czechoslovakia.
The United States won the sixth
races in the Dragon, Star and
Lightning classes of the yachting
competition, which ends today
with the final tests in the six
The track performers had a day
off, resting up for the final drive
that will reach its climax Saturday
in the 1,500-meter run. Jim Beat-
ty and Jim Grelle, both of Los
Angeles, are entered. Both are
aiming at the Pan-American rec-
ord of 3:49.1 set by Dyrol Burle-
son in 1959.
"I think the race will be run
in under 3:39," said Beatty. Beat-
ty holds the American record of
3:39.4 and Grelle has turned the
1,500 in 3:49.9 and the mile in
3:56.7. Beatty's best mile was
Action resumes today. T h e I
decathlon starts with the 100-
meter, broad jump, shotput, high
jump and the 400-meter run.
Semifinal heats are scheduled in
the 400-meter hurdles, 200-meter
and 800-meter runs and the 200-
meter run for women.





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