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Mountaineers Host C Of I
On Local Gridiron Tonight
By NEIL ANDERSEN
Observer StH Writer
Eastern Oregon College opens
the 19S9 college football season
tonight in La (irande when they
host the Coyotes of College of
Idaho on their home field.
"Babe" Brown's Coyote team
wilt come to La Grande seeking
a repeat win over the Mountain
eer. KOC Arch Dunsmoor has
his charges primed nd ready to
halt the passing attack that pro
vided a last quarter victory for
the Coyotes in Caldwell last year.
The couches aren't the only
ones' who can expect a lot of
passing. Fans can expect that
Charlie Alvaro, the Coyotes pas
LA LEADS BRAVES
INTO FINAL GAMES
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The Los Angeles Dodgers go
out to complete the major
league's greatest rags-to-riches
story in M years today when they
send golden armed Johnny Pod res
against the Chicago Cubs in an
effort ' to clinch the National
Ahead by one game after a 5-4
victory over the Cubs and the de
fending champion Milwaukee
Braves' 6-3 loss to the ltiiladel
phia Phillies, the Dodgers will
clinch the pennant if they win to
day and the Braves lose again.
A Dodger victory will insure at
least a tie for the pennant even
should the Braves win their
last two games.
The third-place San Francisco
Giants, rained out in St. Louis last
night, now can do no better than
tie for the flag. To do that, the
Giants mast win tonight's twi
night doubleheader plus a finale
in St. Louis Sunday while the
Dodgers lose their remaining two
games and the Braves split.
The big break in one of the
most fantastic pennant races of
all time apparently came Friday
PREP FOOTBALL SCORES
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Jefferson 69. Cleveland 0
Grant 32. Roosevelt 6
Madison 40. Washington 19
Wilson 19, Franklin
Lincoln 13. Benson 0
Reynolds 16, Battle Ground. Wash
Beaverton 35. Clackamas 6
Central Catholic 12, Hillsboro 0.
Willamina 46, Silverton 7
McMinneville 14. Tigard 6
Marshfield 47. Grants Pass
Mcdford 51, Orlaiid. Calif., 13
Taft 26, Gold Beach 6
Gresham 13, Astoria 6
Douglas 7, Milwaukie 0
Seaside 21. Rainier 12
Wallowa 35, Pilot Rock 0
Maupin 28, Echo 0
North Salem 13. Corvallis 7
Lebanon 46. Newport 0
Dallas 50. Newberg 2
Corbett 44. Catlin-Gabel 0
Lake Oswego 26, Forest Grove 6
Oregon City 26. Tillamook 20
St. Helens 7. West Linn 6
Jesuit 19. Molalla 6
Parkrose 35. Scappoose S
Sandy 19. WyEost 0
Dallas 50, Newberg 2
Sheridan 40, Amity 7
Central Union 22, Canby 7
Eagle Point 33, Douglas 7
Mt. Angel 19, Gervois 8
Elmira 20, Creswell 0
Warrenton 19, Hood River 7
Yoncalla 53, Monroe 6
McEwen Athena 32, Heppner 6
Umatilla 39, Benton county. Wash
Jefferson 7, MacLaren 6
North Marion 24, Scio 8
Woodburn 13, Stayton 0
South Salem 19. Albany 6
Cascade 30. Serra Catholic It
Grant Union 32. Condon
Hermiston 13. Crook county 13
North Eugene 25, Roseburg 20
Philomath 25. Dayton 12
Myrtle Point 32. Siuslaw 6
Estacada 37, Vernonia 7
Mapleton 7. Marshfield JV 0
Gaston 20, Colton 0
Clarkston. Wash.. 35. Mac-Hi 12
Springfield 14. North Bend 12
South Eugene 31, Cottage Grove 0
St. Francis 26, Central Linn 0
Oakridge 33. Pleasant Hill (0
Mosier 7, Arlington 8
Vale 7, Meridian, Idaho
Klamath Falls 19, Ashland 8
Elgin 19, Enterprise 0
loue 50, Umapine 6
Weston 52. Helix 28
Riverside 31, St. Joseph's 13
Minml iFls.l 26 Ttilane 7
Southern Cal. 23 Pittsburgh 0
Iowa St. 28 Denver 12
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sing star, will be filling the airlast week.
with footballs despite the rain
that has drenched La Crande the
The heavier Coyote line will
take full advantage of their wei
ght in the soggy footing of the
college field. KOC will count on
the bull-like charging of John
Wulmarth to penetrate any soft
spot in tne coyote ueiense.
The Mountaineer offense won't
be lacking in the passing depart
ment when Jon Houk unlimbers
his passing arm. Dunsmoor is
hoping that Houk will be able to
throw over and behind the Coy
ote defense in addition to the
short passes that worked so well
when Gil Hodges' homer gave the
Dodgers an U inning triumph and
.260-hitter Gene Frees' slugging
enabled the Phillies to down Lew
Burdette and the Braves.
Podres. hero of the 195S World
Series which produced the Dodg
ers' only world championship
team, has the chance to insue
Los Angeles its first big league
winner today. Podres. 14-8 for the
season, is scheduled to face either
Dave Hillman '7-11 1 or Art Cee
carelll 3-5 .
The Braves, backed to the wall,
are sending 20-game winner War
ren Spuhn against the Phillies'
Robin Roberts (15-16) In a game
they absolutely have to win to
stay alive. The Giants, who may
be mathematically eliminated be
fore they ever take the field at
St. Louis, have tentatively slated
Sam Jones (20-151 and Jack San
ford (15-121 to go against the
Cardinals' Vinegar Bend Mizell
13-9 1 and Larry Jackson ( 13-13 1
No National League team ever
has gone from seventh place in
one year to first the next and the
only team in major league annals
to achieve that rise was the tan
kees of 1925 to 1926.
Hodges, who hit a two-run sixth-
inning double, homered off Bill
Henry in the 11th to give Norm
Sherry his sixth win and put the
pressure squarely on the Braves
who played a night game in Mil
waukee. Wally Moon also ho
mered for the Dodgers and Sam
my Taylor and Ernie Banks ho
mered for th? tubs.
Allowed Four Hits
The Phillies touched 21 game
winner Burdette for two runs in
the first inning and went ahead,
6-1, In the third while Freese cli
maxed with his three-run homer.
Jack Meyer, who took over from
Don Cardwell in the fourth, al
lowed the Braves only four hits
over the last 5 2-3 innings to win
his fifth game against three loss
es. The defeat was Burdette's
The Yankees gained a crumb
for their 1959 efforts when they
clinched third place in the Ameri
can league with a 5 2 victory
over the Baltimore Orioles. The
Detroit Tigers beat the American
League champion Chicago White
Sox, 8-5. the Cleveland Indians
downed the Kaisas City Athletics.
1-2 and 8-7, and the Boston Red
Sox routed the Washington Sena
tors, 10 4. in other AL activity.
ELGIN i Special i Elgin hand
ed Enterprise their third defeat
of the season last night, 19 0.
Jerry Crouscr scored twice In
the third period on passes from
Fred Sayre after Bob Showers
had given Elgin a 60 lead in the
first period on a 23 yard romp.
Showers added the extra point
after Crouser's first TD on a line
Elgin rolled up 347 yards total
offense. Showers and his broth
er, Bill, accounted for 169 yards
of the 209 gained running. Sayre,
who completed 12 of 24 attempts.
accounted for 138 yards through
The scoring tosses to Sayre cov-
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s"a. HOT Adams
Rain. rain, gj away" is Duns-
moor's favorite song as the Moun
taineer fquad prepares for to
nights grid clash. The Mountain
eer mentor, whose squad will go
into the game as an underdog,
thinks that the rain can only add
to the Coyotes advantage.
Dunsmoor will start Chuck
Hughbanks and Phil Miller at
the ends; Bob Salter and Dean
Keefer at tackles; Jim Neece and
Butch Corey at the guards; and
Bill McCaddcn at center.
The backfield will lineup with
Houk at the quarterback slot and
George Aliverti and Jerry Willi
ams at the halfback posts. Will
nurth will start at the fullbatU
rh r-nvute sauad will have two
changes from the starting bunch
in last weeks victory.
Ken Leonard and Joe Ho will
open at end; Del Smith and Jer
ry Ball get the starting nod at
tackle; Norm Davis and John
Eimers are the guards and Boh
McNary starts at center.
Along with the pin point pass
ing of Alvaro at the quarterback
slot, the Coyotes will have Gary
i nnnin at fullback. Larry Ander
son, a former Baker prep star
will start at the left halltiacK spot
and Gordon Cochnour will fill
tut the backfield.
(iame tune is scheduled for
The 18th annual Inter-Club
Horse Show if scheduled (or the
Elgin Stampeder'i grounds next
Members of riding clubs in La
Grande (Mavericks), Union
i Range Riders). Baker (Sheriff's
Possei, and Elgin will compete in
a series of events for a trophy.
Action in the one-day show will
begin at 1 p.m.
The clubs will compete for
points in a tony express relay,
half-mile race, quarter mile race,
calf roping, wild cow milking,
Texas barrel race, cow hide race,
rescue race, pole bending and
A trophy will be awarded to
the club with the most total
points at the end of the day's ac
There were 56 competitors in
last year's show and more than
60 are expected to perform this
Admission is 25 cents for chil
dren, 75 cents for adults or $2 for
the entire family.
WALLOWA Special) Wal
Iowa scored in every period to
blank Pilot Kock 344 on the Wal
Iowa field last night.
Bob Wood scored three touch
downs to lead Wallowa to the
win. Wood galloped 45 and 50
yards for two of his scores and
plunged four yards the third.
Gale Prince returned a punt 70
yards for another six pointer and
Bill Dougherty raced 45 yards
for the final six points. Prince,
Wood, Larry Collins and Gayle
Willett accounted for the four
Wallowa rolled 268 yards rush
ing to Pilot Rock's 70 and picked
up another 53 yards through the
air. Pilot Hock gained only three
yards on one completion in two
attempts while Wallowa's yard
age came on one successful ef
fort in as many trys.
The first downs favored Wal
lowa eight to five.
Wallowa 14 7 6 734
Pilot Rock 0 0 0 00
ered 12 and eight yards.
Bill Showers picked up uu
yards on the ground and brother
Bob galloped tor 7.
The Eluin defense led by Bruce
Reed and Larkin Conatscr, held
Enterprise in chock all night and.
Enterprise never mounted a
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Observer, La Grande, Ore.,
DIRECTS EOC Jon Houk, Mountaineer, quarterback,
will direct the EOC attack when they entertain College
of Idaho here tonight. Houk, a sophomore from Stan
field, will be matching passes with Charlie Alvaro, one
of the top small college passers last year. Game time is
set for 8 p.m.
COVE WHIPS IMBLER
COVE (Special Cove and Imb
ler threw defense out the window
yesterday afternoon as Cove stop
ped Imbler 56-40 in a professional
The two teams swapped touch
downs more often than the ball
as Cove's Rich Robinson and Imb
ler's Jim Beck both scored three
times each. The two prime offen
sive threats rolled up - huge
chunks of yardage as they paced
their teams up and down the
field but in the final analysis it
was the passing arm of Frank that
brought victory to the Leopards.
Beck scored on runs of 65. 60
and one yard while Robinson
scooted 70 yards on a kickoff re
turn, 50 and three yards for his
Conley, who completed 12 of
23 attempts, tossed four scoring
aerials. He hit John Haggerty
twice for 20 yards and six point
ers, Dave Gassoway was on the
receiving end of another 20 yard
toss and Jim Mansfield scored 6
points on a pass-run play that
covered 55 yards. Doug Carper
and Haggerty each counted for
one extra point for Cove.
Beck tossed a 25 yard scoring
pass to M"rrill Gorham, Joe Wes
tenskow hit Gorham for a 40
yard scoring play and Bob Brook
shire busted over the middle on
a five yard scoring play for Imb
ler. Beck totaled 20 points for the
day and picked up 240 yards rush
ing. He got 186 yards in the first
half and 54 in the second. Robin
son picked up 187 yards in 10
rushes to account for all but 20
yards of Cove's running yardage.
Imbler out gained Cove 464 to
450 yards. Imbler picked up 136
yards through the air and 328 on
the ground. Cove gained only 208
FELLOWS I GIRLS
Sat., Sept. 26, 1959 Pags 2
yards on the ground but picked
up 243 yards on Conley a 12 com
pletions. ' Dave Peroz added two points
to the Imbler score with a drop
kick for the extra point following
Gorham s first touchdown. ' '
Imbler scored first in the con
test but Cove marched back to
tie. The two teams swapped
touchdowns through the first per
iod with the score ending 19-19.
Cove 19 18 12 754
Imbler 19 8 6 740
AT A GLANCE
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National League Pennant Race
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Los Angeles 85 67 .559 .
Milwaukee 84 68 .553 1
San Francisco 82 69 .543 2' 3
Los Angeles Away 2 at
Chicago i2i. Sept. 26. 27.
Milwaukee At home (2 vs
Philadelphia 2. Sept. 26, 27.
ban Francisco Away (3), at
St. Louis 3 1 . Sept. 26 (2 games i,
RAMS RELEASE TWO
LOS ANGELES lUPIl-Place-kicking
specialist Paige Cothren
and linebacker Clancy Osborne
Tho better your homo
By La Grande, 7-0
(Editor's Note: Bill Thomp
son, ttertt editor of The Band
Bulletin, handled coverage o
the La Grande-Redmond loot
ball ram last night at Red
mond.) By BILL THOMPSON
Observer Soocial Writer
REDMOND 'Special) It was a
perfect night for the Redmond
Panthers and their rooters last
night. There was a capacity crowd
on hand on the Panthers new
turfed field, the lights worked
to perfection and, best of all, the
Panthers beat the heavier La
Grande Tigers, 7-0.
The victory was a big one for
Coach Gale Davis' Panthers for
it gave them the inside track in
the fight to upset favored Pendle
ton in the new Intermountain
The big Redmond hero was un
heralded Mike Kleen, who raced
32 yardi through the middle of the
"ELGIN (Special) ' Teams are
being formed and leagues estab
lished for roller hockey at the
Eastern Oregon Playland in El
gin, according to Mr. and Mrs.
Sponsors are outfitting teams
in sweatshirts as uniforms for the
upcoming league play. Both boys
and girls teams will compete in
the lport. ' -
Monday night has been set
aside as the night for league play
and teams from Eastern Oregon
are invited to compete. It is the
hope of the roller hockey teams
to interest other towns in the
sport and to establish competition
between the towns.
Each team has four players and
A change of 50 cents provides
skaters with equipment at well is
admission for the Monday compe
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Detroit " '
Detroit 8 Chicago 5
Cleveland 9 Kansas City 2 (1st
game, twilight i
Cleveland 8 Kansas City 7 (2nd
Boston 10 Washington 4 (night)
New York 5 Baltimore 2 (night)
W. L. Pet.
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Los Angeles 5 Chicago 4 (11 inns)
Philadelphia 6 Milwaukee 3
San Francisco at St. Louis, night,
(Only games scheduled)
have been released on waivers by
the Los Angeles Rams of the Na
tional Football League.
tho bettor your living
College of Idaho
College football officially gets un
derway hero tonight with tho Eos
tern Oregon College Mountains rs
meeting the always-strong College
of Idaho eleven on tho college field.
Kickoff time Is o'clock.
stout La Grande line to post the
only score of the night with 5:18
left in the second period.
The Panther drive starttd on
their own eight-yard line after
they had contained a La Grande
Klein, although listed ns an
end. came in for halfback Justin
King. Kleen and halfback Rob
Osborn were the big men in th
drive. Osborn contributed a 20
yard run that matched an earlier
scamper of 20 yards.
Rermond topped La Grande in
the' rushing department, 189 to
162, but La Grande had 43 yards
passing to non? for Redmond and
the Tigers lead in total offense,
Two fumbles ruined La Grande
scoring opportunities and a clip
ping penalty halttd another Tiger
Redmond recovered a Tiger fum
ble with minute left in the sec
ond quarter after the Tigers drove
to the Panther 25-yard stripe. La
Grande started another drive in
the third period, losing on a fumble
at the Panther 26 yard line with
six minutes left in the period.
The Tigers were moving again
late in the fourth period only to
get set back on a 15-yard clipping
Still the Tigers weren't through.
Starting on their own 24, the Tigers
moved to the Redmond 25 with
only 2:80 showing on the clock.
A 17-yard pass play from Dave
Carman, top ground gainer for
La Grande, to end Dele Peter
son, was the big play on the
The Redmond line stiffened and
the Panthers took over on downs.
Redmond tried to run out the
clock but were forced to punt.
La Grande took over but four
desperation passes were incom
plete as the game ended. 1
UNION (Specmli Union s Bull
dogs gave up a 7 point lead in
the first period then roared back
to defeat Halfway 3214.
Doug McConkie scored twice to
pace the Bulldog offense and Dave
Ranton, Alan Livingston and Tom
Cox each scored single TD's.
Halfway jumped into the lead
when Doug Groven picked up a
blocked put and car.-ied it into
the end zone to score.
McConkie tallied his first six
pointer at the end of a drive from
eight yards out. He put Union
ahead minutes later with a four
yard dive following another Union
Ranton picked up a blocked punt
and returned it 22 yards to pro
vide the winning touchdown for
Livingstone and Cox scored on
plunges of four and six yards.
Halfway picked up another TD
in the fourth period on an inter
cepted pass returned 35 yards.
Union picked up 243 yards rush
ing to 97 for Halfway and recorded
10 first downs to three.
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Mighty Oklahoma, weakened by,"
a "whodunit" food poinsoning case, J
that even interested the FBI,. -
faced Northwestern today in a na-
tionally-televised game signaling, ?
the first full-scale weekend of the -
college football season.
Twenty members of the Okla-
homa squad became ill after din- "
ing at a Chicago night club Thurs-.
day night. Six players, including
three starters, had to be hospi-. '
talized and coach Hud Wilkinson
admitted he wouldn't know unliK
game time, 2 30 p.m. e.d.t.,.
"whether my regulars would be
ready to play."
Chicago authorities said the '
food served the Oklahoma play: ,
ers at the night club was ex-
amined for poisons and the re-
suits were negative. Another anal"
ysis was being conducted in Evan--ston.
a Chicago suburb, where
the players ate lunch at a hotel. .
Stopped Taking Bet
It was reported that gamblers '
may have poisoned the players'
food in an attemot to make a .
"killing" at the expense of high- (
betting Oklahomans who traveled .
to Chicago for the game. In fact, -Chicago
and New York bookies'
were so suspicious they stopped"
taking bets on the intersectional ;
Oklahoma was ranked second ',
in the UP1 ratings this week and
was a 5'j point favorite against '
Northwestern before the bookies
slopped taking bets.
Top-ranked Louisiana State was
an eight-point pick over invading
Texas Christian, while third- .
ranked Wisconsin opened its sea
son as a nine-point favorite over
Army, placed sixth in the UPI,
ratings before shedding its praci
ticc togs, was a 20 point favorite
to present rookie head coach Dale .
Hall with an opening game vic
tory over Boston College. The
Eagles dropped a 24-8 decision to
Navy last week, so the Cadets
will be out to improve on that
Southern California, considered
the best in the West this season, -launched
the top-heavy weekend
schedule by whipping invading '
Pittsburgh, 23-0. Friday night.
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