The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 30, 1961 · Page 1
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 30, 1961
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7w Cr& Indianapolis "Where the spirit of the Lord is. there ia Liberty" II Cor. 317 WEATHER TODAY Fair, Mild High, 75; Low, 42 Yesterday High, 72; Low, 55 The TODAY'S CHUCKLE Three meal a day, a roof over my head, two can, a boat, a power mower and a contented wife .'. . why shouldn't I be in debt? TAR VOL. 58, NO. 359 TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1961 ME 8-2411 0ttvry try corrN SCORE CARD FOR 500-MILE RACE SO 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 SOO I SO 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 SOO No. Driver and Car vSSgQ MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES No. Driver and Car QUJNG MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES MILES M;LES MILES MILES MILES u & i& .s. aa a. a& iva s & t:?, t& a & a, i?. a. a I A. J. FOYT 9Q GENE HARTLEY I tumes Seal Fast 145.903 ZO John Chalik 114.817 RODGER WARD tTi BOBBY MARSHMAN " Del Webb's Sun City 146.187 O I Hoover Motor Express 1 44.283 DON BRANSON " OO BOB CHRISTIE " Hoover Motor Express 146.843 - North Electric 444.782 - JIM RAT11MANN EDDIE JOHNSON Simoniz 145.413 JJ Jim Robbins 145.813 LLOYD RUBY - - NORMAN HALL Autolite 146.909 JT Federal Engineering 144.555 7" SHORTY TEMPLEMAN r- DEMI'SEY WILSON " BUI Forbes Itacing Team 144.311 OO Greenman-Wilson 144.202 8' LEN SUTTON Tj JOHNNY BOYD Bryant Heating-Cooling 145.896 T I Leader Card 1 14.092 rt PAUL GOLDSMITH A r JACK TURNER " I U Itacing Associates 144.741 HQ Bardahl 144.904 o EDDIE SACHS C TROY RUTTMAN I Z Dean Van Lines 147.481 PL John Zink Trackburner 144.799 I A BILL CIIEESBOURG rr- JIMMY DAYWALT I T Dean Van Lines 145.873 DO Schulz Fueling Equipment 144.219 I r WAYNE WEILER 70 A. J. SHEPHERD I O Hopkins 145.349 Travelon Trailer 144.957 BOBBY GRIM QO DON DAVIS I O Thompson Industries 144.029 ' - 03 Trevis-Morcroft 145.349 I -T JACK BRABHAM I i j A j j QL EBB ROSE I Cooper-Climax 145.144 I I I I I I OO Meyer Speedway 144.338 I o CHUCK STEVENSON Q7 ,,ICK KATIIMANN I O Metal-Cal 145.191 7 Jim Robbins 146.033 ft AL KELLER OQ PARNELLI JONES I 7 Konstant-llot 146.157 7Q Agajanian-Willard Battery 146.080 OO ROGER McCLUSKEY OO JIM "l-'RTUBISE LL Racing-Associates 145.068 - 7 7 Norm Denier 146.306 O L CLIFF GRIFFITH t I I I I ...... ZO McCulloch 145.038 I ! I I I Average M.P.H. Blue Law OK Affects Indiana The United States Supreme Court yesterday upheld Sunday blue laws in three Eastern states with rulings that ap: peared to be broad enough to indicate similar Indiana stat utes are valid. Injured Man Aids Others In Crash, Dies Lebanon. Ind. (Spl.) A 35- year-old Lebanon man. think ing he was not seriously injured in a head-on collision near here yesterday, died 45 minutes later, after he had assisted a couple injured in the crash. Forest McKinzie of Lebanon, who carried newspapers for The Indianapolis News and the Lebanon Reporter, died as the result of a punctured lung in Witham Hospital here, according to Dr. Ritchie Coons, Boone County coroner. Taken to Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis were Frank Mayberry, 4S. and his wife, Marilyn, 2S, of near Westfield. They were listed in critical condition. The McKenzie and May-berry cars collided head-on on a gravel road about V2 miles east of Whitestown at 6 p.m. McKinzie had assisted the sheriff and Whitestown Marshal Don Sortor in removing the Mayberrys from their car when McKinzie began bleeding badly and was rushed to the hospital. IXSmi: TODAY'S STAR 17 MORE 'RIDERS' CONVICTED-Jackson (Miss.) judge continues sentencing on breach of peace charges Page 2 SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE FAILS-Many nonwhite workers ignore strike call against white government; no city or industry affected seriously . . . . .Page 3 CIVIL WAR REPORT Washington populace near panic as Rebel force under Jubal Early nears Union capital p9 15 Bridge 15 Comics 14 Crossword Puzzle ...IS Editorials ...12 Food 8 Obituaries . 1 1 Sports Pages 18-21 Theaters ... 10 LIU UVJ Laws in Maryland, Massa chusetts and Pennsylvania re striding Sunday business ac tivity were upheld by the court in separate rulings announced by Chief Justice Earl Warren. In two of the cases one of two from Pennsylvania and one from Massachusetts the main issue was whether the blue laws interfered with the free exercise of religion by orthodox Jews who observe their Sabbath on Saturday. WARREN SAID he did not find the statutes' purpose or effect is religious. The Chief justice wrote, in issuing the court's opinion, that blue laws may result in financial sacrifice by those who observe their Sabbath on days other than Sunday, but said this "is wholly different than when the legislation attempts to make a religious practice itself unlawful." Among Indiana's laws which would appear to be covered by the Supreme Court edict are those covering sales or deliveries of alcoholic beverages, automobile sales, boxing exhibitions, wrestling exhibitions and professional football games. Frank E. Spencer, chief counsel for Attorney General Edwin K. Steers, said he had not read the opinion, but asserted "I assume it would" cover Indiana laws. "It is dangerous to say without reading the opinion, but it would appear to rule our state's laws are constitu tional," Spencer said. Justice William O. Douglas Turn to Page 3, Column 5 TV-Radio ...13 Want Ads 23-31 Weather 27 Werner .... 1 2 Women . . . .6-9 EXCITEMENT UNCONFINED Motorized Army Of Fans Lays Siege To Speedway By JERRY HILL Anything and everything that goes with racing, crowds and carnival Indianapolis had it all last night as the vanguard of the estimated 200,000 persons who will watch the Golden Anniversary 500-Mile Race pressed around the world' famed Speedway. But cotton candy, girls wearing short-shorts and mammoth straw hats and cars lined hood to-trunk for miles almost without end, weren't limited to the Speedway area. All of Indianapolis was aglow with nervous excitement and proud of the ever-improving spe c t a c I e that makes the Hoosler capital the focal point of the world each May 30. Along West 1 6th and West 30th streets and Georgetown Road, yesterday was qualification day for many tired, dirty and hard-driving fans. CARS FROM both sea-coasts and both borders bumped fenders for position outside the gates ringing the Speedway. tar r utk Llf NK, 1 - . Si i-i 3 A good position in the "qualifications" meant that when the bombs roar at 5 a.m. this morning, they will drive for a few minutes, at least more recklessly than they would ever dare on the highway. They'll crowd, bump, yell and have their tickets ready when the gates open. Under the ramp, around the turn and through the infield gates they'll go to that "favorite spot" somewhere along the fence. Then it's time for breakfast, more card games and grins of scorn for the "other people" who arrive just before the race with reserved seat tickets in hand. LARRY BISCEGLIA of Long Beach, Cal., who has been first in line outside the Speedway for the last 13 years, arrived in Indianapolis April 23d to put his light panel truck outside a 16th Street entrance. He had plenty of company last night. EARLY-BIRD RACE FANS JAM 16TH ( Speedway Area Takes On Carnivjd Other cars and trucks, many complete with wood and metal platforms built to just skim under the Speedway ban on scaffolding, lined up east along 16th Street almost to U.S. 52, two abreast where police would allow it. The real infighting for gate positions took place at the north end of the track. Roads leading from 30th Turn to Page 3, Column 3 The Weather Joe Crow Says: Rnug h I y 32 other dri vers don't think it will be a "Sachs race" today. Indianapolis and Indiana Fair and mild today turning partly cloudy and warmer by night; generally fair and warmer tomorrow. STREET TO WAIT OUTSIDE Atmosphere Long Before Pace 1 33 Cars Set Clear Skies By JEP CADOU JR., Star Sports Editor A record crowd of more than 200,000 persons is expected to watch the Golden Anniversary 500-Mile Race in golden sunshine Empire entry challenging America. The weather man waved the green flag for the fastest field in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history last night by predicting fair and mild weather with temperatures in the 70's. The 33 starting pilots drew a stern warning yesterday at the annual drivers' meeting from president Tony Hulman, racing director Sam Hanks and Chief Steward Harlan Fengler against cheating on the start. Any driver improving drastically on his position before his row crosses the starting line will be black-flagged into the pits for consultation and thus lose a lap or more, the officials warned. Major attention will center on the attempt by world's road racing champion Jack Brabham of Australia and his rear-engine Cooper-Climax to crack (iior Pttoio) GATES Lap mm today with a lone British 32 of the fastest cars in the ail-American monopoly on the "500" which has extended ever since Wilbur Shaw won the 1939 race in a Maserati. BRABHAM WILL BE driving a green No. 17 car which is the first rear-engine machine in the starting field in two decades. He is generally regarded as an outside threat among the experts who have installed Rodger Ward and Jim Rath-mann as co-favorites to win first-prize money which may reach $120,000 if the crowd is up to expectations. The purse could go to the neighborhood of $350,000, an other record. Chances of cracking the race record of 138.767 established last year by Rath-mann in winning the most exciting race in history after a stirring duel with Ward will depend on how much yellow-light time there is due to accidents. There were only 11 minutes of caution time last year in the blazing duel which saw Rathmann and Ward swap the lead back and forth 15 times in the last third of the speed classic. Rathmann. 32 - jear - old Miami speed shop operator, and go-cart manufacturer, will be driving the same No. 4 car with which he won the 19K0 race, but it will hardly be recognizable. Last year it was blue with red trimming and was known as the Ken-Paul Special. This CLASSiril-ll AIIS may m: I'l-ACKII TODAY Classified telephone operators will be on duty today from 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. to receive your Quick-Action Want Ads for tomorrow's classified section. The Quick-Action Want Ad Number Is ME 8-2411 To Go; Forecast time, it's gold and black and is known as the Simoniz Golden Anniversary Special. WARD WILL BE in a new A. J. Watson creation known as the Sun City Special, a white car bearing No. 2 and red and blue trimming. Watson, the 37-year-old mechanical genius from Glendale, Cal., has built the winning Turn to Page 18, Column 3 Timetable At Track Here is today's schedule of events for the SOth Anniversary 500-Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 5 a.m. Bombs signal the opening of all gates to the track. 7:30 a.m. Race cars will be brought to the track apron in front of their respective pits. 9 a.m. Parade of bands, featuring bands from Purdue University, the American Legion and high schools representing all 50 states. 9:45 a.m. Massed band performance. 10 a.m. The Purdue band will play "On the Banks or the Wabash" as cars are pushed into their starting positions. 10:02 a.m. Featured events and parade of celebrities. 10:24 a.m. Golden anniversary parade of old race cars, featuring the first car to win the classic driven by its original pilot, Ray Harroun. 10:30 a.m. Official photograph and final track inspection. 10:40 a.m. Purdue band playing the "Star Spangled Banner." 10:45 a.m. "Taps' Combined I'niled States Armed Forces Color Guaid. 10:50 a.m. Mel Torme singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" as a barrage of balloons is released. 10:53 a.m. Speedway President Tony Hulman wTo) the traditional order 'XTep' tlemen, start your engines. 10:54 a.m. Start oT T laps with bomb crescendo. II a.m. Start of UU fif.

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