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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- Co Be PAGE 29 Three B, 160 Mark TUESDAY, MAY 2.1M7- rwers a J Sporti Editor PAIN JUST LIKE THE STUFF that falls on the , plain in Spain can make a star of Julie Andrews. It also is good for the crops. And, unfortunately, it makes grass grow. But it sure can mess up a race track. Take yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chief Steward Harlan Fengler lifted the speed embargo, which has been in effect since Saturday's opening day. And before anybody could say, "they're going too fast for me," the rain brought everything to a screeching halt ' After that, there wasn't much to do except kind of loll around and practice the words to "Rule Britannia." That's the great new song, ladies and gentlemen, sure to be a hit, that has swept the United States mint the past few years. ' Before the wet stuff washed out the fun yesterday, Britannia put in a few bids for another run at Tony Hulman's checkbook. . Scotsman Jimmy Clark," winner of the 1965 500-Mile Race, eased his Lotus up to 162.1 mph. This was just a sniff under the day's best time 163.8 by Dan Gurney. Jackie Stewart, another lad from the land of lovely lochs and 80 proof spirits, got in his first licks for 1967 and did 154.6. ; 1 . Defending champion Graham Hill was ready to go. But they didn't get his car put together before the rain closed the track. He hopes to get on the track this morning. For a fellow whose idea of a long trip is a visit to his mother-in-law, these Grand Prix drivers must sound like something else. , Stewart, for example, travels around 250,000 miles a year. Hill and Clark also must average close to that total. In addition to presenting a challenge to airlines', baggage losers, they have set records for suffering from jet lag in places that haven't yet heard of jets. For example, Stewart and Hill flew in from London Sunday morning. They are leaving for Monte Carlo and the Monaco Grand Prix tonight Clark is following them to Monte Carlo tomorrow, s The time difference between as great as the time difference in Indiana. Thus, these fellows the moon simply is an ugly rumor. Stewart managed to get in therapy!) and a few trips around the track. But Graham could have found more activity in Miami during a snow storm. So he passed the time by asking some good, sensible questions about which pawed as the opening Surely, you haven't forgotten. bidding for the honor of being in a triple tie for last ' Questions were, 'in order: "Were you here Saturday?" "What in the world happened?" "Do you mean they were driving racing cars back there (pointing to the pit entrance)?" Like I said, they were good, sensible questions. Unfor tunately,; there were no sensible answers. I BuffctiU, Clark and Stewart will be back Monday. . .! Leave us hope that things will have settled down to some thing other than normal by then. -.'" y' .' ' ; 6x Ship Stroud Back To Tribe Outfielder ,Ed Stroud, who dazzled Pacific Coast League teams with his speed a year ago, has been optioned to the Indianapolis Indians by the Chicago White Sox. , Stroud, expected to report tomorrow night, has been in 10 games with the White Sox this season, but has been to bat only once and failed to get a hit, He has been used mainly as a pinch runner and has stolen three bases in three attempts. In 1966 Stroud led the PCL in stolen bases with 57. He hit .309, getting 25 doubles, seven triples and six home runs. In addition, he drove in 50 runs for the Tribe. The acquisition of Stroud should give Tribe Manager Don Gutteridge some of the maneuverability he has been seeking. Before it was announced Stroud was being sent down, Gutteridge said, "I need another player for pinch-hitting and other utility duties." " CHUCK TAYLOR is sched uled to pitch for the Indians tonight when they resume action against Phoenix after an off day. Dave Dowling Is the scheduled Giants' hurler in the ladies' night contest. Taylor is 0-2 for the year, but was impressive in starts aeainst Hawaii and Denver, Dowling is 1-1, his triumph a 6-3 victory over the Tribe April 21 at Phoenix. Dowling ED STROUD Rejoins Indians n '! u t . -i here and Europe is almost from one county to another can go for weeks thinking a round of golf (he calls that Saturday's Chinese fire drill of the 1967 Speedway season That was when three cars, first on the track,' finished allowed seven hits in seven innings that night Eli Grba will be out for five days, it was learned yesterday. The Tribe pitcher was forced to leave Sunday's game be cause of a pulled tendon in his right elbow. - Tribe Averages .. BATTINO ' AB H n RBI PCI. DM , , and 47 10 M e .43 il i M ! .31 at Breeder! Napier . . If 3 3 0 Ml 14 4 Bradford Fernandez .43 4 S 10 4 Staehle 44 3 4 .20$ Hicks . . . 43 . B .116 43 4 S .140 Ellas ... Wood ... 11 0 1 1 .Wl PITCHINO IP ER BS SO W.L ERA Fischer . I 1 1 1 5-4 1 11 Jones Mi 1- 1 (04 1.S0 ersa J 4 6 0-0 2.00 Taylor Wh 4 4 4 0-2 3.60 Nelson 12 5 3 16 (M) 3.75 Dennis 7V4 4 3 1 M S.14 Carlos tv 6 , 4 7 0-2 4.00 RUb Ottl ....1 6 7 3 0-1 6 75 seaie i'z i s 3 0-0 7.71 Aberbanal Kiages H'j IB 3 10-2. 12 14 12 14 1-2 10. JO. Mo STTAI?n3E)DI?n3(SS PACIFIC COAST LIAOUI WESTIRN oivision w l Pet. ea Tacorna 10 i .625 Hawaii ' 10 7 su v, Sookant 7 6 .536 IV4 Portland 7 7 .500 lVi Seattle 7 7 .500 Vh Vancouver 5 7 .417 2Vi ASTIRN OIVISION Pet. GB Oklahoma City Phoenix ....... Tulsa ......... Denver ........ San Dltso .en .563 .530 .333 .300 JM 2 2V 5 5Vi INDIANAPOLIS NATIONAL LIAOUI Philadelphia .500 .431 San Francisco Los Angelas .. New York ... Houston . t 10 .375 :! U k QtyH.S. Golf Meet Postponed By Rain First round of the 14-team city high school golf meet at Riverside was rained out yesterday and rescheduled for this afternoon. Rain halted the first few foursomes in a field of 70 individuals at the end of six holes and they entire 9-hole first round will get under way again at 1:30 p.m. today. ... . w fa- G Cincinnati IS 5 750 Pittsburgh I 5 .615 SVt At ante 7 .563 4 I I 7 L V, -, J V , fl. ( f t -i?4 rnir '-vtT WHERE'S MY CAR?-That's the attitude of 1966 500-Mile Race winner Graham Hill (right) as he sits on the pit wall while talking to car builder Colin Chap ANOIIETTI AT THE 500 'Invaders '- Giving Indy True International Tag By MARIO ANDRETTI 1965-1968 USAC Driving Champion You have to credit- Paul Revere with a lot of class. When he charged all over New England shouting, "the British are coming," all he had was a horse. ,, That wouldn't get him Jhrough the first lap today. nevertneiess, ne naa Detter iuck man me t best American : race drivers who have been ch a s i n g "The Invaders with the power of 600 horses the past two years. The 500-Mile Race certainly has done its bit Andrettl toward keeping Great B r it a i n green. The Speedway has been shelling out that green stuff by the ton to British winners. Englishman Graham Hill will be defending champion in this year's 500. Jimmy Clark of Scotland whipped the field in 1965, y - " , . , LAST YEAR Hill, Clark and Scotsman Jackie Stewart came very close to , pulling off a 1-2-3 finish. Jackie was leading the race .until he was forced out on the 191st lap. Clark, one' of ' the world's finest racing competitors, has compiled a remarkable record at the Speedway. He has 'ap peared in four races and led at least part of every one. He was second to Parnelli Jones in 1963 and second behind Hill in 1966. Last year Hill won $156,-297, Clark $76,992 and Stewart $25,787. If you think IJlIlIfflfiSIHlIil n AMERICAN LEAGUE GB Vi Detroit Be York . oston . . . . Shlcago .... altlmort . . Washlnqton . California . Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota . , W Pet. .10 .. .. .. .. 9 .. 7 ::; Mi 600 .600 .563 ,52 .467 . .444 .431 .400 .333 Yesterday's Results PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Vancouver i, Spokane 0. Only same scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4, California 0. New York at Minnesota (postponed cold). Baltimore I. Cleveland 7. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 0. St. Louis S. Only game scheduled. Today's Schedule - PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Phoenla at INDIANAPOLIS (7:45 p.m.) nswen .i Vancouver iniewi San Olego at Denver (night). ' Seettle at Portland (night) Spokene at Tecoma (night). Tulsa at Oklahoma City (night). AMERICAN LEAAUR New York (Peterson 0-1) at Minnesota (Chance 3-1), night. Boston (Fischer 1-1) at California (Lopez 0-), night. Baltimore (McNally 1-0) at Cleveland (Tiant 0-1), night. Detroit (McCleln 3-3) at Chicago (Peters 1-1), nigM. Washington (Richer! 0-3 and Hennen 0-0) at Kansas City (Krausse 0-3 -and Hunter 3-1) (2), night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Sen Francisco (Parry 1-1) at New York IFkhar 1.1). nloht. at PhiladalBhla (L, Jackson 201, niom nousron iiuenir i-u .. Jackson j-u), nignr. Los Anoeles (Osteon 3-1 at Pittsburgh Law 0-3). ;nlgh. , Chicago (Jenkins, 3-0) at Atlanta (Le- Master I -J or Clonlnger, 1-1), night Cincinnati (Maloney 1-0) at It. Loull (Gibson 3-1) night. man at the Speedway. Hill's Lotus-Ford wasn't ready yesterday for a test. run. He is driving for Chapman this year along with Jimmy Clark. (Star Photo) money doesn't talk, just look at the 1967 500-Mile race en try list. No less than nine drivers from the European road racing circuits are going to try to make the show. That's the largest number of foreign drivers to take a crack at the 500 in any one year since -back before World War I. ;.:.,:;y:' But that's fine with we American drivers. It says, "International Sweepstakes" on the ticket. So the more the merrier.;. '.. !y '." For added spice, we will have top drivers from American sports and stock1 car circuits, along with our finest oval' track drivers. And the fellow who takes' the checkered flag in 1967 truthfully can state that he Just whipped the greatest-r a c e drivers in the world. I have been asked many times why the British sudden ly have become so-successful at Indy. I don't believe there is any great mystery about it. In past years, foreign . en trants have shown a lack of preparation and planning. But when Clark appeared in 1963, he had a superbly' engineered Lotus chassis and very racy Ford engine. They knew what they were about, and went about it so well they started a revolution at the 500. Clark finished second and Angels Blanked By Bennett, 4-0 Anaheim (AP) Dennis Ben nett pitched a six-hitter and clouted a three-run homer last night, leading Boston to a 4- 0 victory over the California Angels. The Red Sox bomber starter and loser Jorge Rubio (0-2), for . four runs in the fourth inning, George Scott starting the rally with his first homer of the season. Rico Petrocelli single and Russ Gibson walked before Bennett climaxed the rally with a homer over the right-center field fence. Baste ' ah r h hi California k i Kam in.cr i d Fregosl.ss 4 Anarews.zp 4 iirmsKMf 4 JonnsTon.ci 4 Cerdenal.rf 4 Relchardj.lf 4 Knoop,2b . 4 ongllo.rf 5 ones, 3b 4 Scott.lb rfirl .uv A Mincner.ib Rodgers,c ibson.c . 2 iennett.p 4 5chaal,3b cnaei ubio KUDIO.P Burdetle.p Morton.ph Ple?afl,ph Clmlno.p Total Boston California 33 411 4 Total 33 0 4 0 000 400 0004 000 000 000-0 DP-Boston 1, California 3. LOB-Boston ca fnrnl. R. . Callfornl jB-nei Andrews. 2B-Reichardt. HR-Scott (2), Bennett. S- ip u R ER B oenneir iw, i-u .. i Rublo (L, 0-2) 5v i Burdettt 14 Cimino 7 NO H ... 7 HBP-Ruoio, r. smith. 4; io. n-e,vjo. Knight Turns Pro ' Dundas, Ont. (AP) Donald Knight,. 19-y ear-old Canadian and North American figure skating champion,, has turned .professional. PCL Linescores Vancouver 100 001 0002 ssokane 000 000 000 A Seoul end Lachemanm Larkln and Stub-bins, Valla (). W-Selgul (3-0), L-Lor-kln l-l). A- M. BSO 2 I ? 1 WP-Bennetf. T- the rear-engine Ford was just about to end the long reign for the front-engine Of fen- hauser roadsters at Indy. EUROPEAN drivers had been handling rear-engine cars and handling them well for years. And there is all the difference in the world in the handling and driving characteristics of front and rear en-gine cars. Also, the Ford engine is much more complicated than the Offies, and Ameri can mechanics had more than their share of problems in ad justing. As I see it the European formula really has been simple: fine machines, plus outstanding drivers. It's, a tough combination to beat. But, I, also have no doubt that the American wrench doctors have caught up. For example, the chief mechanic on Hill's car was veteran George Bignotti. Dave Lay-cock did the work on the car in which Lloyd Ruby led a good part of the 1966 500-Mile race. - Clint Brawner built the "Hawk" that I drove to one lap (186.328) and a four-lap (165.899) records on the first day of qualifications last year. Clint has built me a new "Hawk" for the 1967 go. And, frankly, I hardly can wait to turn it loose. Incidentally, I have a feeling those records will fall this trip. We are flirting with the magic 170 mph lap at the Speedway. Sooner or later some driver will crank a hot one and the 170 barrier will tumble. And it could happen this month. ; Anyway, with a turbine, a turbo-charged Offy and sundry other exotic equipment to chase the Fords, along with the invaders from road racing land, this could be one of the most exciting months ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. See ya at the track. SI 00.000 SWITCH Reports Taylor Joining Saints New Orleans (AP) Sportscaster Hap Glaudi of WWL-TV said last night Jimmy Taylor had signed a contract for $100,000 to play with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Taylor, a veteran of a decade with the Green Bay Packers, became a free agent yesteday after refusing to sign a contract with the world champions. Neither Taylor ' nor Saints officials could be reached for comment on Glaudi's report. Glaudi said an official announcement of the con-tract would come in three or four days after it had been formally approved by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. If Taylor does come to the Saints, it would give the new team a topflight backfield for its initial season including Paul Hornung, a former Packer, and , quarterback Gary Cuozfo, obtained from Baltimore. " - .''' Gurney Fastest At 163.8 By RAY MARQUETTE The . speed limit at the Speedway was lifted yesterday but before all hands could take full ad vantage, the rains came and- washed out all the late-afternoon action. Before the rain clouds un loaded, Dan Gurney became the firsf driver at the track to exceed the 160 miles an hour barrier this year and 1965 500-mile champion Jimmy Clark followed him right across the stop-watch line. GURNEVS best time of the day was recorded at 163.8 mph and Clark's 162.1. But there was more than a sus- Turbine Air Brakes OK'd Page 30 pic ion that the clocks may have been just a little bit off. Clark, stepping into the press room at the Speedway and examining the posted speeds, did a double take at both Gurney's time and his own. If I might make a sugges tion," he said, "You had bet ter check your electric eye." WHEN ASKED if the time posted was fast or slow, the slim Scotsman just grinned through an acre of white teeth and said "The time posted is just fine for me, thank you, but I still think you'd better have a look at that eye." Nevertheless, Gurney, Clark and Joe Leonard be came the earliest drivers in history to exceed 160 mph on the third day of practice at the Speedway. Leonard barely slipped in at 160:3 mph as 10 tars took to the race track. A car that still hasn't completed its first "official" lap on the track excited the most comments yesterday just like STP President Andy Gran-atelli expected. THE TURBINE car to be driven by Parnelli Jones passed its initial inspection by the United States Auto Club technical committee and was issued a temporary sticker. Only a sudden and violent deluge of rain kept the controversial machine off the track but Jones will be ready to go, weather permit- Tire Tests Benefit Public Page 30 ting, when the track opens this morning. There is little doubt but that more than usual interest will be displayed by the USAC observation team that will watch the STP Special perform today then decide if it should be issued a permanent okay for operation. CHIEF Steward Harlan Fengler lifted the 155 mph speed limit at 10:40 a.m. yesterday but it wasn't until early afternoon that Gurney slipped past the 160 mph barrier for the first time. In between, two drivers completed their tests Richie Ginther and Pedro Rodriguez. Don Meacham went through the 130 and 135 mph phase before a sick engine sidelined him and Joachim Rindt passed the 130 series. Leroy Yar brough sent his machine fault lessly through the refresher s test, too. 1 A J- FOYT MAY HAVE started a new trend at the Speedway with a built in fire extinguishing system for his race car. After Foyt crashed and burned at Milwaukee last year, he was immediately contracted DuPont Corporation who said repetition of such a catastrophe. Last Friday, the Pyrotector Gasoline Alley with a tested extinguishing system designed for a race car and a system was Coyote-Ford. "This is great,M said Foyt any driver who wanted to examine It "it uses a liquid extinguisher and It controlled by an automatic heat sensor or a hand switch." If I see that I'm going to crash, I can flip the switch and set off the extinguisher," says Foyt A bottle that will discharge is mounted behind the engine main nozzle under the instrument panel. Three openings in the cockpit proper will throw a protective curtain of fluid for the driver and the nozzle will spray all the way down over his legs and use wind pressure to blow it back over his body, too. Robert L. Mltton, manager tector, said he already has had racing people about the system. The fire denartment at the 'uolrnmp and iinimio ncsicr this Hill Air Force Base are on duty daily at the track on their off-time from the air base. There were 32 members of the Bunker Hill department at the man brought his own asbestos GRAHAM HILL, THE DEFENDING champ, is pacing the sidelines just like a lot of other drivers waiting for his equipment to get ready. "It doesn't bother me waiting to get going, he said. "The machine just isn't put together yet." Hill is one of the ocean travelers who plans to Prix of Monaco. PEDRO ROGRIGUEZ HAS HAD some expert driving help while working through his driving test. Sunday, A. J. Foyt took the Mexican chauffer around the track in a pace car and yesterday Mario Andretti did the driving with Rodriguez in the other front seat and Parnelli Jones in the back. "One of Rodriguez' first comments after the ride ended was directed at the Speedway record-holder when he asked "do you always drive that close to the wall?" BOB VEITH, ONE OF THE most competent veteran drivers at the Speedway, is walking around trying to decide if he wants a mount for this "My family isn't too excited says Veith. "And I'm not sure to watch a while and then see RONNIE DUMAN PROBABLY will get the first ride in the No. 98 Agajanian Rev 500 Special, the car forsaken by former 500 champion Jones in favor of the new STP turbine beauty. Royals May Ink Jucker Today Cincinnati (AP) The Cin cinnati Royals have called a news conference for this morning and will name Ed Jucker as coach of the Na tional Basketball Association club, it was learned last night. Counter Sale Of AllStar Tickets Opens Tickets for the annual In diana-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game June 17 in Hinkle Fieldhouse now are on sale at the public service desk of The Indianapolis Star, 307 North Pennsylvania Street. Tickets may be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are priced at $2.50 and $1.25. Proceeds from the game, which is. sponsored by The Star, go to The Star's Blind Fund and are used to help the blind throughout Indiana. Quicker Action 'Promised' Clay Los Angeles (AP) Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark says the United States Department of Justice will act within two to three weeks over Cassius Clay's refusal to go into the Army. Clark told a news confer ence late yesterday he disa greed with some predictions that the heavyweight boxer Would evade prison for two years because of "slow" oper ation of the law. Clay declined to step for ward last week in an Army induction center, during swearing in ceremonies for draftees. He says his occupation as a Muslin minister should allow him an exemption. ATTENTION BOWLIXG LEAGUE SECRETARIES ! I Opening for 18 teams or less . . Tuesday night 8:30 p.m. shift iVew eogue or organ'md lagu invited Call Indianapolis Bewf-O-Mat 633-3453 by representatives of the they wanted to help prevent Corporation showed up in promptly mounted in Foyt s while showing the system to extinguisher for 15 seconds and connected by tubing to a of field engineering for Pyro numerous Inquiries from the Swedwav has received a vpar Mpmhpre nf thp Runkpr Speedway Sunday and each fire-fighting uniform. leave tonight for the Grand year s race. about my driving anymore, if I am either. I'm just going how I feel." ine lormer university ui j -1 II.. T . I 4 Cincinnati basketball coach reportedly will be signed to a three-year contract at a salary ' of $22,000 a year. JACK McMAHON resigned as coach after the I9bb-b7 season to become coach of the NBA's new San Diego . team. Neither Jucker nor Royals general manager Pepper Wilson would confirm the reports. , It will be Jucker's first fling ; in pro coaching. He coached at the University of Cincinnati five years and guided the Bearcats to NCAA championships in 1961 and 1962. His 1963 team was runner-up. His over-all record at UC was 113-28. . Jucker reportedly has turned down lucrative offers from both Oakland, Calif, and I Indianapolis, in the new Amer- ican Basketball Association. ; Indianapolis reportedly of- fered him $28,000, but Jucker said he wanted to stay in Cin- cinnati. - JOE CAMPBELL and SAM CARMICHAEL present the 3rd U.S. JUNIOR GOLF CAMP for BOYS from 10-18 ytart Golf lessons from Sam and Jo and other touring Pros. Also movies on soil etiquette, rules and past tournaments. Other activities Include swimming, boating, fishing, other active sports. Jene lit Hire left . . . Jee Ulk It Mr 1st JiriT ttk to.Jhr Ulk . . . Mi 1M re Jelv Mud Register far at Mage weeks at desired Writ tar tree lrrjna U.S. Junior GOLF CAMP COLONIAL HOTEL ROCHISTIR, INDIANA ! -i -v -t. - -i - a. t, s. um. iA. a. a. a. 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