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THE MICHIGAN DAILY T

PORTS SHORTS:
Texans Move to Kansas City

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By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY-Millionaire La-
mar Hunt, owner of the American
Football league champion Dallas
Texans, moved his club to Kan-
sas City yesterday, admitting de-
feat in the three-year dollar-war
ovith the Dallas Cowboys of the
rival National Football League.
After three years of losses at
the gate, estimated at $1,250,000,
Hunt said he was convinced that
two pro elevens could not prosper
in Dallas. In 1952, a Dallas entry
in the NFL lasted only a half
season.
Hunt organized the American
Football league in 1960 when he
and Hud Adams, another Texas
oil millionaire, werendenied fran-
chises in the NFL for Houston and
Dallas. After the AFL was an-
nounced, the NFL immediately
gave a franchise to another Dal-
Mid-Season
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las group and set the stage for
the dollar-war that has been con-
tinuing ever since.
Other teams in the AFL are San
Diego, which originally was plac-
ed at Los Angeles; Oakland, Den-
ver, Houston, Boston, New York,
and Buffalo.
NEW YORK-The Board of
Governors of the National Bas-
ketball Association unanimously
approved yesterday -the transfer
of the Syracuse franchise to Phila-
delphia.
The new ownership is headed by
Irv Kosloff, a Philadelphia busi-
nessman who represents the ma-
jority of the stockholders.
Others include Philadelphia at-
torneys D. Donald Jamieson and
Isaac Richman.
The Nationals were purchased
early this month from Danny Bias-
sene, who will remain with the
team as a consultant. The price
was announced as $500,000.
* * *
BRUSSELS-The Belgian sports
daily "Les Sports" yesterday criti-
cized Avery Brundage, the Ameri-

can president of the International
Olympic Committee, for his sup-
port of Berlin as the site of the
1968 Olympic Games.
"One will undoubtedly be aston-
ished by the crashing statements
of M. Avery Brundage in favor
of Berlin," the paper said.
"The astonishment will be still
greater because of the fact that
chances of the former Reich's
capital being chosen look rather
slim. To entrust this organization
to this city, which is one of the
hot spots of the cold war, is to
invite the youth of the world to
dance over a volcano."
Rangers Get Meissner
NEW York-The New York
Rangers of the National Hockey
League acquired Dick Meissner,
23-year old right wing, from the
Boston Bruins yesterday.
The Rangers took an option on
Meissner last winter ;as a part of
a deal that sent Dean Prentice to
Boston for Don McKenney.
Meissner played last season with
Hershey, Pa., of the American
League.

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By CHARLIE TOWLE
E Don Canham sat alone on the
topmost row of Minnesota's Mem-
orial Stadium. It was the second
day of the outdoor Big Ten cham-
pionships, and just yesterday Can-
ham had watched his team.elim-
inate themselves from title conten-
tion with a series of costly errors.
Suddenly, Canham rises, takes
five quick strides down the row,
spins around and takes five more
strides back to his seat and sits
down.
Canham had just witnessed his
120-yd. hurdler, Cliff Nuttall, up-
set the field and surprise most
track prognosticators, with a yard
win over Wisconsin's favorite,
Steve Muller.
All But Two
Probably the only ones in all
Minneapolis who weren't dumb-
founded by the event were Can-
ham and Nuttall.
"You enter every race with the
idea you are going to win it. There
is no sense to running if you think
you are going to finish second or
third," commented Nuttall later.
The time for the event was :14.3,
far from a record but still good
enoughfor a conference crown.
For Nuttall, a junior, the Big
Ten title had more than just its
surface meaning, that this man is
the fastest man in the Big Ten at
learing eight 42" hurdles over a
distance of 120 yds.
" Debt Retirement
It was a payment on a debt that
the native of Concord, Ont., owed
to Don Canham for giving him a
chance for an education. "I think
of it as sort of a job. It gives guys
who are eager and hungry, and
I consider myself hungry, a chance
to get to college," Nuttall says.
It was Canham who spotted the

potential of the gangly Canadian
hurdler, but it was his high school
coach, Charlie Seath, who first
gave Nuttall =n opportunity to
show and develop his talent.
"I" never ran the hurdles until
1960, my senior year in high
school. I was a high jumper up
until that time, my best jump was
6'1", and then my school bought
a full set of hurdles. Seath asked
me if I wanted to try them out.
I did, and I liked them so much
I stuck with them instead of high
jumping. If it wasn't for Seath I
probably would be pumping gas
somewhere. He was the one who
convinced me I could do some-
thing in athletics."
Anti-Trust
Nuttall came close to going to
Wisconsin, which would have given
Name Schmidt
New Captain
Of Tracksters
Roger Schmitt, a junior from
Buffalo, was elected captain of
Michigan's track team yesterday.
Schmitt came within inches of
the Big Ten record in the shot put
last Saturday when he hit 56'6%"
to become the outdoor conference
champion. He edged the co-favor-
ites, teammate George Puce and
defending titlist Elmars Ezerins
of Wisconsin, to help Michigan
finish third in the team stand-
ings.
A 5'11", 195-pounder, Schmitt
is the smallest of the Wolverines'
three shot-putters and the most
ccnsistent.
Last spring he threw 53'9" for
second in the .hot and this winter
he threw 54'3' for fourth. For
each of the last three conference
meets, Schmitt has placed by
throwing farther than he ever had
before Saturday, his throw was
nearly two feet better than his
previous best.

the Badgers a complete monoply that brought Nuttall victory. One his ace hurdler, "Well he is not
of Big Ten hurdling, but his high thing was sure, however: the most world class yet, but he has beat
school buddy was already going glaring flaw in Nuttall's running some guys who should be. He is
to Madison and Nuttall's dad was not better, his start. probably the best hurdler that
didn't want him risking his edu- The junior hurdler almost never Canada has ever had."
cation on the chance that the two fails to get off to a bad start and Despite the fact that Nuttall
would goof-off together. Minneapolis was no exception. At may be the best Canadian hurdler
Nuttall was not at all dismayed the 50-yd. mark of the race Nut- of all time he still. is not sure of
by his first look at ancient Yost tall was lagging well behind the a seat on their 1964 Olympic track
Field House. "Before I came here leaders, but after that point he squad for which you are supposed
I had never seen a field house be- really took off. "After I cleared to do a :14.2, an even if he gets
fore so Yost looked pretty good to the first hurdle I was like in a there he probably will not be up
me. There are no indoor tracks trance, I can't remember anything with the finalist for which the
where I come from. after that except hitting the tape times fall into the neighborhood
"When I first got here I was and wondering what that was of :13.5.
running in McRae's shadow. Mich- still doing there. Anyway, as the satisfied cinder-
igan's Benny McRae led confer- "Canham said afterwards that man put it, "it sure is nice to. be
ence hurdlers from 1960 to 1962. if I had gotten a good start I Big Ten champ."
Just watching him work out you would've done :14.0."
could learn a lot of things about Better Things
hurdling. He could do :13.8 despite Nuttall feels that if he gets to
the fact that he was actually more work regularly next year he will
interested in football." be able to do :14.0 in the outdoor
Ankle Trouble highs, consistently. "I should take
Throughout his sophomore year, the highs indoors and out," he
his first year of eligibility for Big says, "with Muller gone the -only
Ten track meets, Nuttall was one who will bother me is Gene
.plagued by weak ankles which he Dix of Wisconsin."
had incurred playing basketball As to how Canham feels about
in high school, and which have
continued to plague him through Hitter
his career. Leading H te
His angles are so weak that Can-
ham had him stay out of Canad- TUCSON, Ariz. (-) - Collegiate
ian meets last summer so that he Baseball, a national newspaper,
could rest them, and kept him out repored yesterday that Roger
of the 330-yd. intermediate hur- Welsh of Muskingum, Ohio, Col-
dles this spring so as to avoid lege, led college batters in the na-
undue strain on them. tion with a .545 average.
This March Nuttall started pay- In 15 games, Welsh collected 30
ing Canham for his faith in him hits in 55 at bats.
the way he thought Canham would Trailing Welsh were Jeff Ter-
appreciate most with a second in berg of Rutgers, .533, and George
the indoor highs championship at Kalfatis, Long Island, .530.
Madison, Wis. "I was second in the Bill Scripture of Wake Forest
indoor highs to Dale Lamski, but led in runs batted in with 45 and
Lamski was only sixth outdoors in doubles with 12.
so either he has gotten a lot worse Among uitchers, Leon Carley of
or I have gotten a lot better since Wartburg had the best earned run
them." average of 0.06. In 47 innings he
Probably it was a combination had given up 16 bases on balls CLIFF NUTTALL
of both elements at Minneapolis and recorded 51 strikeouts. ... no surprise
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