The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, September 4, 1970 Page: 4 of 4
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PAQB4—THE NORTH TEXAS DAILY
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Friday. S«pt«mb*r 4,1970
Sun Sets on Pack Legend
W ASHINGTON (AP) — In Green
Bay, Wise., Vince Lombardi was com-
pared favorably to God. When the sun
shined on Packer Sundays—and al-
most invariably it did—they called it
He reigned supreme over a compact
and singularly successful universe that
operated on Lombardi Time, 15 min-
utes ahead of everywhere else.
Lombardi, Washington Redskins
coach and one-time ruler of the Green
Bay dynasty, died Thursday morning
of virulent cancer at the age of 57.
He had undergone two major opera-
tions in a month, the first of which
removed a tumor and a two-foot sec-
tion of his colon. His wife, Marie,
made a statement Wednesday confirm-
ing the cancerous nature of her hus-
band's illness. He reportedly had been
in a coma for two days.
His motto was. "Winning isn't a
big thing. It's the only thing."
He was, by title, only a football
coach. An expert in a game for school
boys, a simple game—as he himself
insisted—of blocking and tackling.
Yet, somehow, he made the game and
himself seem much more.
He could be as blunt and
as the power sweep he made famous in
turning a down and out Packer team
into the scourge of the professional
He could also be a sensitive man who
could say that the special mark of his
Packer teams was the love that held
"I don't think he ever taught me any
football," said former Green Bay All-
Pro defensive tackle Henry Jordan.
"What he'd do three times a week was
preach on life."
"He was committed to excellence in
everything he attempted. Because he
was so committed, he was able to lead
other men to great commit and dis-
cipline themselves to reach heights
of which they had never dreamed,"
said Redskins president Edward Ben-
Bill Austin, interim Washington
coach and an assistant under Lom-
bardi, said, "He taught me that you get
out of life exactly what you put into it,
no more, no less. '
Lombardi took over the Pack in
1959, a year after it had posted its
worst record, 1-10-1. He forged a 7-5
Football Clinic For Kids
Will Attract Future Fans
The first annual Mean Green Football
Clinic, co-sponsored by the First State Bank
and the Denton Sports Center, will kick off
activities for Denton youths at 4 p.m. Sat-
urday at Fouts Field.
DETROIT (AP) — Denny McLain said
Wednesday he is withdrawing a grievance
request he made to the Major League Base-
ball Players Association over his suspension
by the Detroit Tigers for dunking two sports
writers with ice water.
McLain said he filed an informal griev-
ance last Friday in hopes of recovering from
$.', 500 to $4,000 he expects to lose because
of the one-week suspension. The grievance
"was processed" Monday, McLain said.
"I withdrew it for my personal reasons
and because 1 don't think it would accom-
plish anything," McLain said.
Eagle coaches and players will give in-
dividual instruction in the mechanics of
passing, receiving, blocking, tackling and
Following the instructional period, a con-
test in the various skills will be held. Win-
ners in the competition will be awarded
autographed footballs, official game foot-
balls and other equipment. Each youngster
in attendance will also receive a prize from
the First State Bank and a membership
card for the Mean Green Knothole Club.
Membership in the club entitles a youth
to be admitted to Eagle games for $1. Bill
Ermel, athletic business manager, said it
is an effort to attract these kids to the Eagle
games because they represent the future
The parents will not be left out since
coaches' caps and season tickets to Eagle
home games will be awarded in a drawing
Following the clinic, the Eagle varsity
will go through a game-type scrimmage
about 5:15 p.m.
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season his first year, won the division
in 1960, and captured NFL titles in
1961 and 1962, then again took the
NFL crown an unprecedented three
straight years, 1965-1967.
His Packers won the first two super
Bowls which pitted the NFL against
He went to Washington in 1969
and gave the Redskins their first win-
ning season in 14 years with a 7-5-2
mark. He wore four hats in Washington
—head coach, general manager, ex-
ecutive vice president and part owner.
Trio of Kickers
Gets Poke Axe
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys
announced the release of nine rookies on
waivers Wednesday including second round
draft choice Zenon Andrusyshyn, a soccer-
style kicker from UCLA.
The Cowboys also released fourth round
draft selection John Fitzgerald, a six-foot-
4, 265-pound tackle from Boston College
and 12th round pick Joe Williams, a run-
ning back from Wyoming.
The other rookies released were free
agents including: Howard Mwikuta, kick-
ing specialist, Morris Brown; Donny Warn-
er, kicker, Indiana; Ken Bailey, tight end,
Houston; Charley Carroll, defensive back,
Norfolk State; Ken Johnson, tackle, Indi-
ana; and Douglas Mooers, defensive end,
Head Coach Tom Landry also announced
that three Cowboys had been placed on the
injured waivered list. They include flanker
Reggie Rucker, wide receiver Margene Ad-
kins and safety Mike Gaechter.
The cuts reduced the Cowboys' roster
Smith Downs Lutz
In Tennis Opener
FOREST HILLS, N Y. (AP) — A
desperate, lunging return on the final point
of a sudden death tie-break gave towering
Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif., a 1-6, 7-6,
6-1, 6-4 first-round victory over Davis Cup
partner Boby Lutz of Los Angeles Wednes-
day in the U.S. Open Tennis championships.
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Gibson, Othick Added
Basketball Coaching Staff Set
The North Texas basketball staff was
completed recently with the appointment of
assistants Sterling Gibson of Pampa High
School and Buddy Othick of Eastern New
The Board of Regents approved the ad-
ditions to the staff of Coach Harry Miller,
who was named the head basketball coach
last spring following the resignation of Dan
Othick and Gibson join Miller and veter-
an assistant Chuck Garrett to complete the
NT cage staff.
COACH MILLER, who has a 200-77
record over the last 10 years, expressed
pleasure over the appointments. "I am very
pleased with these coaches. They are both
very fine young men," Miller said.
Gibson, 39, is a native of Henderson, Ky.,
where he was an all-state basketball player
and a member of the Kentucky All-Star
"I am real pleased to have this fine op-
portunity," Gibson said. "My wife gradu-
ated from North Texas and we are aware of
the basketball situation here. We have heard
of the enthusiasm of the North Texas fans
and are looking forward to the coming sea-
son. Enthusiasm means a lot to a team. We
know the fans are proud of their team and
we hope to continue making them proud,"
When asked about the prospects for the
coming year, Gibson said, "It's a little too
early to tell right now but we have some fine
potential. We haven't had a chance to wit-
ness and evaluate the other MVC teams so
we'll just have to wait and see."
OTHICK, 26, attended Eastern New
Mexico on a golf and basketball scholar-
ship. He was a senior member of Miller's
first Eastern team. An outstanding golfer,
he played on a national collegiate cham-
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ity, Othick served as Miller's assistant at
A native of Alamogordo, N.M., Othick
also expressed optimism over his new posi-
tion and the coming season. "We really en-
joy it here," he said. "We are very optimis-
tic. We lost two real fine guards in Hamil-
ton and Whitaker but we have several ex-
perienced players coming back. We should
begin to see what we have around Oct. 15
when practice begins," he said.
Miller stated that the type of offense the
Eagles will run this year depends largely on
the players. "Right now, we are just mainly
trying to get acquainted with the players,"
he said. "However, I am partial to a pres-
sure type defense."
North Texas will not have a freshman
team this year. "We got off to a late start
this year," Miller said. "But we've already
begun preparing and scouting for the next
GIBSON BEGAN his career at Western
Kentucky where he played under the late Ed
Diddle before serving four years in the Air
Force. He then enrolled at Texas Tech and
played two years for Coach Polk Robison.
He received his bachelor's degree there in
1958 while serving as a student assistant
After four years as an assistant at Por-
tales (N.M.) High, Gibson spent six years
as the head basketball coach. His Portales
teams went to the state tournament four
times and won the championship in both
1965 and 1966.
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Friday. Saturday and Sunday the pool is
open from 2 to 6 p.m.
The pool will remain open until the last
There is a swim fee of 50 cents a day or
$4 a semester. Students enrolled in swim
classes are admitted on their student inden-
"The biggest trouble with students is they
don't understand why they can't wear cut-
offs," said Fred Slack, pool administrator.
"We don't want people coming in who are
sweating and dirty after playing football
or something. We want to keep our pool as
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